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tagcte. VOLUME XXVI. ACCOMAC C. H., VA., SATURDAY, JULY 29,1905. NUMBER 5 ?s. ?ro?f Oonrv Ward Beecher for the' roun? friends, What Bre you going to llke Cfc-tia. Karwin grasp a great ??..??* nua thu nf the natural world aud Hill Ra Mmleil 8. JAMES TURLlNliTON, Attorney-at-Law. OFPICKS? Accomac 0. H. and Fair Oaks, Va. Practices in all the conrts on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. JNO. R and J. EURRY REW, Attorneys-at-Law, Offices?Accomac C. H., and Parks ley. At Accomac C H., every Wed? nesday. Will practice in all the courts on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. ROY D. WHITE, -Attorney-at-Law. Offices: Parkslev and Accomac C. H Practices in ell conrts of Accomac snd Northampton Counties. Prompt attention to all business. WARNER AMES, -Attorney-at-Law, Offices:?Aocoiuac C. H, and Ouan? cock. At Accomac C. H. every Wednes? day and Friday. Will practice in all the courts of Aceomac and Northampton counties. JOHN 8. PAR80N8, Attorney-at-Law, Accomac C. H., Va. Will practice in al conrts of Acco mac and Northampton counties. 8TEWART K. POWELL, Attorney-at-Law, Will practice in all the courts of Aecomac and Northampton counties. Office?Onancock, Va. Will be at Accomac C. H., every Wednesday and court days. JOHN E. NOTTINGHAM, JR., Attorskt-at-Law, Franktown, Va. Practices in all the courts on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Will be at Eastville and Accomac J. H. first day of every court and at Eastville every Wednesday. Otho F. Mears. Gt. Walter Mapp MEARS & MAPP, Attorneys-at-Law, Offices:?Eastville, Northampton Co., and Accomack C. H. Practice in all courts on the Eastern Bhore of Virginia. D. Q. STURGIS ?Attorney-at-Law.? 0?PIC__?Accomac C. H., Onancock and Eastville. At Accomac C. H. every Monday and Wednesday. Practices in all courts on Eastern Bhore. Bankruptcy cases a specialty. DR. H. D. ULLIR.TON, DENTIST. ?Accomac C. H., Va., Office hours from 9 a. m. to 5 p. no Will be at Parksley every Tuesdaj FRED E. RDEDIGER, ?Court. ?:o:? Survk.or,? Accomac C. H. Va. Thoroughly equipped with late* and best instruments offers his ser? vices to citizens of Accomac. Will meet all engagements prompt!: INSURE WITH YOUR HOME PEOPLE. A. T. Matthews Special Agent for The Mutual Life Insur ance Co*, New York* Office in the Drug Store at TEMPERANCEVILLE VIRGINIA. Q. L. Geiger & Co. Druggist, and Pharmacists. Onancock, Va. Dealers in Pure Drugs, Chemica Fine Toilet Articles of all kinds, Toba jos, Smoking and Chewing, Cigai Cigarettes, Pipes, _c Try our Spa the best Five cent cl^ar on the markt We are agents for The Heath & Mil gan House and Carriage Paints, t best in the market, Arctic Soda wan with Pure Fruit Syrups, Lowueys ca dies, full assortment. Special attenti given Prescription. Orders by Mail Promptly Filb G. L. GEIGER & CO. Onancock, Va. Agent for the Angle Lamp. WM. P. BELL & CO., Accomack C. H., Va., Druggists, A FULL LINE OF FANCY ARTICLES, DRUGS, OILS, PAINTS, SEEDS, &C, KEPT ON HAND AT LOWEST PUIC! Here You Will Find Thousands of useful articles not kepi by any other house on the Shore and when you need such articles simply give us a call and we will not only serve you with it promptly, but with anything you may wish from our -Itt A-Vi: MO TH BXOCK We carry lull lines ol Staple and Fancy goods at all times consisting ol* Dry Goods, White Goods, Notions, Hosiery, Neckwear, Under? wear, Shoes in all qualities and styles for men, youths', boys, ladies, misses and children, flattings, Carpets, Floor and Table Oil Cloths, Etc. Immense lines of Quecnsware, Lamps and Lanterns, Glassware, Tinware, Wood and Willow-ware, Hardware, Cutlery, Guns and Ammunition. Staple and Fancy Groceries, Owned Goods, Baked Goode, Con? fectionery, Fruits, Vegetables, &c. ~*>Meats-Fresh and Salt- ai kinds '^ Hay, Corn, Oats, Bran, Middlings, Chops, Wheat, Rye, Etc. We will not only treat you well, but make special efibrt to give you the worth of your money. Come and see us. Very respectfully, W. T. WINDER. Call on us If you want at Lcwest Prices, General Merchandise, Furniture, took Stoves, Heaters, k "We have now a larger and better assorted stock in these and other lines than we have ever carried be? fore. We have in stock also car of wire fence, assorted heights. Rogers & Boggs, Melfa, Va. Hay Coal, Flour, Bricks, Lime, Lathes. Shingles, Terra Cotta Piping, General Merchandise PHOSPHATE WIRE FENCE. IN Furniture, we have Suits, Rockers? both in OoblCT Seats and Reed nuitable for Xnia? Present*. IX Terra Cotta Pininp we have the follow inp sizes: 6, S. 10. 12, 15.IK, 20 and 24, bought direct from the kilns and sold cheaper than wholesale city prices, in, 20 and M inch for well tubes will cost about the same as cypress tubing superior to it in <iuality and will last a century. IN General Merchandise our stock is always full, well selecte*l and in great variety, and we carry in addition to above also Plows. Cultivators, 14 Tooth Harrows and other I'arniinglmplementa, Hay, Flour, Potato Ked Frames. 6x8 GUM, Kjtk and Stove Coal 2,240 lbs. to the Ton, _c. also J. W. Masury A Son's Beat Liquid Paints. We buy for spot cash and sell at the lowest margin of profit. John Wc Rogers & Bros., ONLY. VA. Fertilizers, Seeds, Hay, Mill Feed, GENERAL MERCHANDISE &C For vale by the undersigned at lowest margin of profit I 8HINGLE8, all sizes and grades -best No. 1 heart a specialty. SALT?AlwayB on hand. FERTILIZERS?To suit all crops and of best grades. TERRA COTTA PIPING?all sizes?also Plasteilng Hair, Lime, Bricks FARMING IMPLEMENT8-PI0W8, Harrows, &c. MILL FEEDS?All kinds and always at bottom prices, also Hay, Corn, kc GENERAL MERCHANDISE?Including a line of farmers' supplies c many kinds. Your patronage solicited?and prices right in all lines. J. W. Barnes, Bloxom, Va. Bulldlnfl flateflaiH-rtware anti Feed Vie have one of the BEST LINES of BUILDING MATERIAL an HARDWARE that can Le produced. A trial order will prove this fact. _WE ARE PREPARED TO FURNISH ESTIMATES ON NH Doors, Sash, Blinds, Mantles, Newells, Stair Kails. Mouldings, Brackets, Shingles, Bricks, Lime, Cement, Laths, Terra Cotta Piping, and all kinds of Hardware and Painter'. Supplies. SPECIALTIES: Mill Supplies, such as Pumps, Pipe, Pipe Fittings, Valves, eve, also Paints, Oils and Varnishes, Steel Ranges, Heaters, Cook and Oil Stoves. We carry also a line line of FEED, such as Middlings, Bran, Com at Hay at wholesale and retail prices. We are manufacturers of BARRELS and BARREL HATERIAL, _n make a specialty of Barrel Headings In Car Lots. The prices on the above will be HIGHT. Call and see us before buying, Parksley Manufacturing Co., Inc., Successors to E. T. PARKS _ CO.. Parksley, Va. (Ueopgetown fl?etpble Works Jacob To Chipman, Proprietor. . . .DKALER IN. . . Honuments, Tombstones, &c." Iron Fencing and Galvanized Railing a Specialty. GEORGETOWN, DEL. K. Lee Lilliston, Agent. Thos. C. Kellam, Onancock, Va., DEALER IN Tombstones, Iron Railing, Fine Buggies and Carrla.gi Oil and Lead Paints 90 ct per gal. Oxide Roof and Barn Pi 55 cents per gal. Wrought Iron Railing 40 cents per foot and od Galvanized " " 70 " ? ? ..p Calmage Sermon By Rev. Frank Dc Witt Talmage, D.D. Los Angelo, Cul.. July _ft.-In thia ?armoo tb. preueber demooatratet Hil' rule of natural law lu the spiritual world, and shows that physical, men? tal, moral and spiritual development ought to proceed harmoniously together to produce Um best type of manhood and womanhood. 'Iho text is Psalm i, (i, "The way of tlie ungodly shall per? ish," Greet was the scientific galaxy of the j Victorian era. Herbert Spencer and John Tyndall and Thomas Henry Hux? ley und Michael Faraday and Slr II hui phry Dary and Slr Charles Lyell and Sir William Hooker and John Stevens Hanslow and scores of other botanists and physicists and chemists and geolo? gists will make the reign of Vlctorlu famous during the coming centuries, as the contemporary poets of Shakespeare immortalized thc Elizabethan reign. Yet among all the naturalists who llv ed lu England during the nineteenth century not one will be more (ploted by future generations than Charles Dar? win. The son and grandson of two great ancestors, he was the greatest of tbe three. From under the overhung lng dome of that great forehead there looked forth penetrating eyes which read the prehistoric genealogies of ani? mals and regetablea, As a geologist be read tbe open leave* of rocks. The past ages wera ti) him ns seconds of time. He lived not in generations or In cen? turies, hut In ages aud in millenniums. Though, like Callie!, he was excom? municated by the church and looked upon ns an enemy of thc Cross, his re Muchea Will JTCt be need, and are even now being used, to prove that true sci? ence and divine revelation aro one. Of all the books which Charles Darwin wrote not one has had greater influence upon the scientific world that his "Or? igin of Species hy Means of Natural Se? lection." We do not accept ttiut book in any of its godless teaching, but in that book ls one sentence which In a narrow sense we do accept. "Tho sur? vival of tho fittest" is a sentence which will go ringing down the corridors of time. We find thc survival of the fittest everywhere. We find the stronger plants crowding out the weaker. We rind the stronger species living upon and driving out the weaker species. We find thc stronger creatures of the various species trampling upon and destroying the animals and plants of their own kind. Stronger Vena* Weaker. The other day 1 wns Bitting on a porch overlooking a beautiful yard filled with roses. Suddenly I heard a great commotion In the hencoop, With thnt I suw a big cat gracefully leap over the fence with a little chicken In her mouth. Then, off In the distance I aaw that cat run nway In terror frorr a pursuing dog. Then, in imagination I saw that little dog being seized by t hungry wolf. Then I saw the woll being killed by a mountain Hon. Nei I saw the lion being aluin by the bul let of a man. In Imagination, every where I saw the stronger preying upoi the weaker. As I sat on that porch said to myself, "Ib not Charles Dar win's sentence, 'the survival of to fittest,' not only the law of nature, hu also the law of Cod?" Yes, yea, said, lt 1b true. God deals with th human race Just as he deals with th vegetable and animal kingdoms, a well as with the mineral. It ls no for us to vindicate that law. Our lu terest and our duty Ile In recognlzin Its existence and adapting ourselves t its operation. The penalty of hide lenee lu this world ls subjection nn finally extinction. The men who ar weak through listlessness fall In th race against strong limbed rival! Those who would win must strive. Strong physically should we b* Why? Because lo this rustling, bm tiing, pushing, jostling and high pre* sure age it ls almost un impossibillt for any man to make a success In lil unless he ls broad of chest, stout < limb ?.d clear of ey?. Even und* the ver> brightest of conditions tl physical strain is awful. With po. physical equipment a successful HI ls well nigh an impossibility. Mnuy a man of clear brain, tit heart and noblest aspirations bas bet trampled underfoot merely becam he had not the physical vitality to c tlie work which he was cnllcd upon l do. The physical weakling of the h man race is almost in the same po! tion ns ls a sick cow amid a herd i stampeding buffalo. If she cann keep up in the mad race for lifo, si falls. She ls crushed under hoof. II sisters and brothers, pass over h prostrate form and quivering fies The physical weakling ls lu the sat position ns is the stunted tree. T stouter tree and the taller reaches i and reaches down. With Irs bro; branches it absorbs all the siinlig overhead and makes the stunted tr live under Its shadow. With Its de< er and stronger roots the tall tr absorbs most of the nutriment ont the soil. Thus, if a man is not nble atund the physical strain and do much work ns his stouter nnd bron*! chested brothers, he falls, anotl takes his place, and thc world marci on. Tbe physical weakling lncvltai ls either trampled underfoot or i other pushes him out of his position the line of the advancing human ar: of progress. Survival of ttl. Fittest. If you do not believe In the phys! survival of the fittest, sound the chi of some of our successful men. WI J Buy lt Now. Now is the time to buy Chaml Iain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrh Remedy. It is certain to be nee sooner or later and when that t comes you will need it badly? i will need it quickly. Buy it now. j may save life. For sale by B. S. Ashby k Co., Accomac, and all county agencie Irst time entered the office of Dr. >raon Fowler, the phrenologist ex 'luimed to his partner, "My, what a Inc animal!" Mr. Beecher was a fine mlinul. As you look upon the picture >f that magnificent head you are not mrprlsed to hear that young Henry iVard Beecher was the finest football ticker of his class In Amherst college. But as I look upon a long row of plc ;ures of the world's most eminent min? sters of the past generation I find that ilmost without exception they were all jood animals. It ls almost an lmpos llblUty for any man to stand in tbe front rank of the ministry today with DUt being a physical athlete. Kev. Robert Collyer, the poetic Breecher ot New fork, graduated from the black? smith's forge, but many ministers who aro preaching In our large cltlea today could easily step from thc pulpit to the blacksmith forge and strike a herculean blow, so great ls their phys? ical as well U mental stamina. I enter the lew offices of the late Sen? ator William M. Everta "Mr. Choate," I say, "why did your partner make tho Wonderful success he did? For years he stood at the head of the New York bar." Our late ambassador to Eng? land answers; "Because Mr. Evarts wus a good animal. He could sit down at his desk and work on a ense day in and day out for eighteen hours out of every twenty-four. He bed mental equipment, nnd he had also unlimited physical resources." William If. Everta was able to succeed when others failed because his !>ackhone wns strong as If made of steel. What ls true of thc lawyer and minister ls also true of tlie physician, the Inventor and the mer? chant. The reason one class of men fails nnd the other succeeds ls often due not more to great mental strength than to physical stamina. "The survival of the fittest." Oh, yee, we find it in the law of physical equip? ment. Young men, young women. In this struggle of life are you going to allow yourselves to be trampled under? foot merely because you do not look after your physical health? Are you going to let the great opportunities of life Blip from your grasp merely be? cause you have not taken tho proper physical exercise and food and sleep for your lungs and heart nnd stomach? "Oh," said William T. Sherman to General Greet one day, "I feel just ns 'able to carry on another war as I did twenty years ago." "Yo. may feel so, Sherman," answered General Orant, "but feeling so does not make you able. We may lie mentally ns blight as we ever were, but we could not stand the physical strain." The ch ll war wus fought and won just ns much by Grant's atomach ns by Omni's brain. Young people, by tho law of the surviv? al of tlie fittest Cod bids you take care of yourselves physically. This ls a tru? ism, but lt ls a truism the Darwinian teachings, as well as the dlviue coni mandruents. never tire of pressing borne to human hearts. 1 see the broad, stout chested farmer's boy coming to tho town and pushing the pale faced physical weaklings to right and left. Christian Conimnnlain. I would also tell you that there is an Inexorable law of the survival of the fittest In the mental world. The man who can think the quickest, the man who can supply some long felt want lu the community, ls the man who is going to crowd his competitors to the wall, and there Is no help for it. The same law which makes lt possible for a cat to pounce upon a little chicken or a leopard te leap upon tho back of a fawn ls precisely the Bama law which makes lt possible for the mao of brains to climb to his throue over the backs of men who have no brains. Communism says: "That is not right. No one man should have more thau his fellows.H' Rut communism may talk from now until doomsday. Talking will do no good. There ls a universal law of thi survival of tbe fittest In a mental way and no communism except the com tnunlsm of Christian love can change It How U this law working out?timi brains which think trample over brain: which do not think? Why, you cnn se< Its results on every hand. Thirty oi forty yearB ago every little town hai Its cobbler. This cobbler not only re paired the Bhoes aud boots, but als< made the shoes and boots, but one da; there came along a man with brains He said to hlrrself: "What is the us< of all these cobblers making thel boots by hand? I will mnke machlner; do the work of flesh and blood." Thi man of brains went to work. He bull a large factory. He employed 20 hands. He made these 200 hands, witl tlie use of machinery, do five times th work which the same number of hand used to do. He also lowered tho sci lng prices. The shoes and boots wcr sold one-third cheaper than they use to be. The man of brains who drov out the village cobbler was the sam kind of man that drove out the vlllag wheelwright. The mnn of brains wu drove away the village cobbler ls ala the kind of mau of brains who too away the business of the typesette One day this man of brains walke Into the printing office and said: "Her editor, ls a typesetting machine. Ii stead of employing twenty, thirty, fifi men to set your type, all thnt you wi have to do ls to have a man sit dow at this machine, sh a Paderewski si down at the plano. He can play tl kays for awhile and the whole work done." "But," cry the village cobble and the village wheelwrights nnd tl old typesetters, "you have taken nw: our life's work. We cannot do aug but follow the line of work we used flo. We shall starve. We shall die Hut the inexorable lew of the surviv of the fittest means that these m chines shall exist and that tbe man thinking mains shall triumph over t man whose brains never think. Qettlng- Sidetrack*.. The fittest survive In the ment realm. There ls no doubt about Now, my friends, and especially j Oood for Stomach Trouble and C< stlpatlon. "Chamberlain's Stomach and Lt Tablets have done rae a great deal good," says C. Town9, of Rat Porta Ontario, Canada. "Being a n physic the after effects are not pleasant, and I can recommend th to all who suffer from stomach i order." For sale by B. S. Ashby k Co., Accomac, and all_county agencie o about this fact? Are you going to >t your brains Ile dormant? Because onie have been cobblers for twenty | ears, are you still to bc a cobbler ow? Are you mentally going to try , o do the work of the present century I u the way our forefathers did things nd not by the present up to date uethods? Are you going to resist the .(lvunceinenta of the Mme* In the way oma nearsighted Pennsylvania farm rs did meny years ago? I may not ie giving these facts exactly right, >ut the story l am telling la aubstan lally true. One of the prominent rall oads of the east was extending Ita lues toward Pittsburg. The railroad (lllclnls wanted to run their iron rails brough a certain township. The 'armers rose up in protest They said: 'If WS allow this railroad to be built t will do all the hauling. Our farms *vill be broken up, and our horses will >e useless, because then there will be nothing left for them to curry to mar? ket." Thees farmers not only protest? ed thus, but In the state legislative Beth] at Harrisburg, through their rep? resentative, they defeated that railroad from running through their township. The result was that thnt railroad going into Pittsburg took another course. The old farmers' township ls now sidetracked. It ls nothing but a simple country town. On the other hand, the valley through which that railroad now runs is prosperous and wealthy. Land has doubled and trebled In value. There is an Inevita? ble law of the survival of the fittest In brains. How are you grasping your op; iort uni tics? Are you trying to make the world travel In stagecoaches and canal boats when the shrieking Whistle of the Overland Limited la culling Its passengers to get aboard? If you do not develop your braius, then, by the law of mun und the law of God, to the wall you must go. "The survival of the fittest" is the mental demonstration of life. Never let that one truth out of your nilud until you have developed your Intellect to its highest posetblllUee. But the fittest survive lu the niorul world as well as in the physical and the mental. The man who ls honest mid true nnd noble will always, In the long run, win over the man who ls de? ceitful and dishonest. There ls abso? lutely no doubt nbout lt. All other things being equal, there ls a survival of the fittest in the moral realm. Yet to hear some people talk you would suppose that it never puys to be hon? est or truthful In business life. "Sell where you can sell the dearest. Buy where you eau buy the cheapest. Cot all of the money out of the people you eau without lauding lu Jail," ia their motto. "I.ook at P. T. Barnum's success," they any. "In oue of his books the great showman says, 'The American people love to be hum? bugged.' " Then be had tbe unlimited Impudence to write a book entitled "The Humbugs of tho World." In thut book bc showed how he had humbugged the American people. "Ob, yes," they say, "lt never pays to he honest. Thc mun who can cheat and deceive and lie and steal the most In business ll the man who makes thc greatest sue cess in mercantile life." Is that youl opinion of mercantile life? Well, mj friend, I want to tell you that you art wrong, and wrong In t<?to. There ls t survival of the fittest in the mora world. All other things being equal the man who ls true and houest anc upright and just ls the man who wil win In business life, and not the scoun drel. Fair Dealing-. The merchant who ls successful li the true sense of the word is uot tin man who cheats his customers, but tin man who will give lils customers mon for their money than any one else wil give. A great merchant builds up hi business by winning the confidence am the respect of a community, not b; selling them shoddy goods. The stor; ls told that many years ugo a nev trader went out to live among the Ic dians. No sooner had he landed an opened his store than the Indian ebie came to him and bought some goods The chief said, "I pay you tomorrow. Tbe next day the Indian chief returne with many members of his tribe. The he commenced to pay the trader fe his goods. He gave him one ottc skin, then another skin, then anodic skin and then auothir skin until b had given to him four skins. Th goods were worth just about foi skins. Then the chief drew out a beal tiful otter skin and offered it also, ll offered this fifth skiu to test the tra( er's honesty. "Chief," said the trade "I do not want that fifth skin. Yo have paid me enough." Thc India chief said: "No, no. White man, tal this skiu also." Again and again tl white trader refused. "No, chief," sa! he, "you have paid me enough. I t not want any more." With that tl Indian chief gave a grunt of satisfa tion. He turued to bis warriors ni Bald: "Como, trade with paleface. I honest mau." Then turning to tl white trader he said: "Paleface, su pose you take that last skin, Indian i trade with you. Then nie know yt dishonest white mau." Ah. yes, the o Indian trader knew the law of the si viva] of the fittest In the busiue world. The way the great morella builds up his true business success not by cheating his customers, but ' always being honest, always true ni always trying to give his custom* more for their money than they c get in any other store. As there is a survival of tho fltt< In the physical and mental and moi realms, so there is also a survival the spiritual realm. Charles Darvi never meant to apply this sentence the spiritual world, but God does. G emphatically does this in tim words my text. How does the first psalm David read? The godly "shall be 1 a tree planted by the rivers of wat that brlngeth forth its fruit in Its I son. His leaf also shall not with snd whatsoever he doeth shall pros] ? ? ? But the way of the ungc shall perish." Yes, there is the lavi the survival of the fittest in the s ltual world. If we are one with Chi we shall grow aud keep on grow all through the eternities. We s bear fruit millennium after millenui If we are uot one with Christ, we s become "like the chaff which the w drlveth away." The whirlwinds of Judgment day shall sweep us awo; our eternal doom. "But." says one, "how could a i 1 r, u n ;e ll! ld lo ie c id ie ie P 10 )U ld ir ss nt ls by nd tri ie Nt rel in rta to Od of of Ike er, ie. tr, ?er. drr ? of plr ?lst, 'lng hall um. hall ind the r to nan * et not grasp It In the spiritual? How ould he find God's footprints In na? me nnd yet not find Ood's footsteps ft) Calvary's rocks?" Ah. my friends, cannot account for that. I cannot ind dare not pass judgment on Charles Darwin's life. I cannot understand low this great student of nature could urn his back upon Cod any more than [ can understand how he who ?vas mee such a lover of the beautiful could so warp his mind that the poets like shakespeare and the musicians like Handel and Beethoven and Wagner :ould uot touch his heart. In his own words I read the follow? ing: "I have said that lu ono respect my mind has changed during the last twenty years. Up to the age of thirty ur beyond it poetry of many kinds, such as the works of Milton, Gray, Byron, Wordsworth, Coleridge aud Shelley, gave me great pleasure, aud even as a schoolboy I took Intense de? light in Shakespeare, especially In tbe historical plays. I have also said that formerly pictures gave mc consider? able pleasure and music very great de? light. But now, for many years, I can? not endure to road a line of poetry. I have tried lately to read Shakespeare and found it so intolerably dull that lt nauseated me. I have also lost my taste for music nnd pictures. I retain some taste for fine scenery, but lt does not cuuse rae the exquisite delight which it formerly did." In other words, Charles Darwin became such a close student In one line of study that he al? lowed his love for the beautiful In art and nature and his love for God to be- j come atrophied. Parts of his brain were mightily alive. Some parts were completely dead. Develop Through Christ. Let me read on a little further: "My mind seems to have become a kind of machine for grinding general laws out of large collections of facts, but why this should have caused the atrophy of that part of the brain alone ou which thc higher tastos depeud I cannot con? ceive. A mau with a mind more high? ly organized or better constituted than mine would not, I suppose, have thus suffered, und rf 1 had to live my life again I would have made a rule to read some poetry aud listen to some music at least once a week, for per? haps tho parts of my brain now atro? phied would thus have been kept active through use. Tlie los3 of these tastes ls a loss of happiness and may possibly be injurious to the intellect and more probably to the moral character by en? feebling the emotional part of our na? ture." Do you wonder that Darwin, who wrote such sentences as these, could let tbe spiritual part of his life become atrophied as well as the aes? thetic and tbe love for the beautiful? And so, young people as well as older people, as you develop along physical and moral lines I want you to develop along the line of the spiritual. I want you to develop in Christ nnd through Christ, who ls the highest model for all spiritual development. "But," says some one, "I have never tried to develop myself In and through Christ." Then, my brother, is that any reason why you should not start now? When un enemy one dny taunted the great preacher Esprit Fleshier be? cause of his humble birth and because he had begun life as a tallow chandler, Dr. Fleohler replied, "Yes. my sphere in life used to be very humble, but in all probability had you begun life as 1 began it you would have been a camile maker all your life." Because some of ns are warped spiritually is Ibal any rea-on why, in christ, we cannot become "like a tree planted liv the rivers of water, that brtngetb forth its fruit in Its season':" Oh, my friends, in Christ and through Christ, will yon not spiritually start anew'.' Then, by law of thc survival of tho fittest wit! God, you shall prosper .ind live for ever and ever. Wiil you not. here ami now, become one Mitti Christ for tin highest of ni! development? [Copyright. I! ??" by Louis Kio; sr-h ] A Titled MI?hioimry. One of ibe most picturesque cberec ters In Europe is the Countess Schltn mclmanu of Denmark. She devotes he: life to missionary work. For eigh years she has traveled extensively li heathen lands. She sold nearly all he property and out of the proceed bought the Pigeon, a vessel, with wilie! she visited fifty-seven cities in rifted count:ies. preaching the gospel to sail ors Rlul the poor. She has founded rt liglovN journals In England and Ame. lea. This method of spending mono does n it appeal to her relatives, wh do not -hare ber views. She has adopi ed three children and given them he name FruK and the DrlnUlim lltthlt. Fruit is the newest cure for alcoho Ism. Writing in a popular megeetn* Paul Arr says of fruit that it Is th one sure cure for the drinking habi Eating fruit "will cure the worst eel of Inebriety that ever nffiicted a pe: Bon," he says. "No peraou ever saw man or woman who liked fruit an who had an appetite for drink. N person ever saw n man or woman wit an appetite for drink who liked fml Tho two tastes are at deadly enmil with ouch other, nnd there ls no roo for both of them in the same hume constitution. One will certainly d itroy the other." MARTIN & MASON GO. Call attention to their large stock 8_flh, Doors, Blinds, Moulding Builders' Hardware, Shingl Laths, Lime, Bricks, and Bui ing Material generally, Pain Oils and Painters' Supplies. We are prepared to cut house billi order; also manufacture barrel sta and heads of good quality. Our g mill will run every Saturday, Notwithstanding reports to the c trary. We shall at all times be pleased show our goods and invite you to and inspect our stock before rnak your purchases aud we will save money. MARTIN & MASON CO, [Ilarborton, Va. II 111 1*V .uuui?i,i .nd yon will need a Wedding Pres nt for the occasion. To get lt you inst come to me, if you want tlie est, for the least money. My stcck f Sterling Silverware, and other rt ides suitable for wedding presents 9 unusually large and complete, as lao my stock of Watchea, Jewelry, Uiver Novelties and everything be ongitig to a Jewelry Store of tbe Irst-class (how in my new brick store letween Postofflce and Hotel. The reason that my prices are so low, tatbat keep down expense*?buy close for cash,and va aatistled with nuvh manlier profit, than un pay elsewhere. You aave more than I uake on aaeh article you buy from me. My on. experience teaches me that this method s best for me as well aa my customers. I am i graduato optician and refractlontst and tit ou properly with (passes? malting no charge or examining your eyes. JNO. W. DUNCAN, ?Jeweler and Optician,? Ne w-i-CaktBl0Ck, Onancock, Va We will bond you. THE NATIONAL SURETY COMPANY OF NEWYQRK. CAPITAL - - 1,000,000,00, Will become sole security on honda of Ad? ministrators, Executors, Committees of I.u utics, Ouaralana, Truataea sad all boinia re? quired in Court proceed! aga, ?i-> bondi of Trenaaren, Clerks, Assessors, Sheriffs, Con? stables, Contractois, _c. For particulars and rates ?<Mn i Wise & Oldham, Agents, Accomac, Va. IlcnJ. T. (ilinter. C-_S_ltlB_ Attorney, Accomac Va Temperanceville Bank, W. L. NOCK, Cashier and Proprietor. H. L. Nock, Assistant Cashier. Responsibility to Depositors, $50,000. Now open for business. Money loaned, secured by deed of trust on Real Estate. 3 per cent, allowed on time Deposits. Patronage Solicited. FOR SALE ON LIBERAL TERMS. 15 ACRES HIGH, LEVEL, WELL-DRAINED LAND, situ? ated in Belie Haven, Virginia. Fronting on two main roads. Also one DWELLING with seven rooms and eight ACRES of good LAND, facing on Lee street, in Belle Haven. For further particulars ap? ply to JOHN ll. FLOYD, Belle Haven, Va. For a Good Slate Roof, For a Good Tin Roof, Fo, a Good Stove. For Gutters and Spouting, For Repairing of all kinds, -Gallon? J.T. WALKLEY, BELLE HAVEN, VA. Phone or Mail Orders Promptly At? tended to. look Save money. Parksley Marble Works, Manufacturers of MARBLE and GltANITK MONU? MENTS, HEADSTONES, TABLETS, kV.. Also dealer in iHOH FESCE CH_A?.R IHHTSU Wrought Iron 40 cen te per ft. Galvanized Iron 76 cts. per ft. aud ap. EDWARD H. HOWARD, Manager, PARKSLEY, VA. TUE Cyclone Churn Power. L C. Garret, the sole owner f the rvrbn* .hain for the State of Virginia, has sold to Turlington Bros., Fair Oaks, Va., the exclusive right for Eastern Shore of Va. They will continue to canvas tho two counties at an early date. Par? ties wishing one before their agent calls will please notify them and same will be forward? ed to their nearest station. This churn is in over 600 families of the Eastern Shore,Va. Farmers, merchants, mechanics and the most economical thinking peo? ple whose names will appear ater, all spoak its praise. Com to the Fair and give us your order. Turlintgton Bos., Fair Oaks, Va.