ACCOMAC C. H., VA., SATURDAY, JULY 29,1905.
?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,
OFPICKS? Accomac 0. H. and Fair
Practices in all the conrts on the
Eastern Shore of Virginia.
JNO. R and J. EURRY REW,
Offices?Accomac C. H., and Parks
ley. At Accomac C H., every Wed?
Will practice in all the courts on the
Eastern Shore of Virginia.
ROY D. WHITE,
Offices: Parkslev and Accomac C. H
Practices in ell conrts of Accomac
snd Northampton Counties.
Prompt attention to all business.
Offices:?Aocoiuac C. H, and Ouan?
At Accomac C. H. every Wednes?
day and Friday.
Will practice in all the courts of
Aceomac and Northampton counties.
JOHN 8. PAR80N8,
Accomac C. H., Va.
Will practice in al conrts of Acco
mac and Northampton counties.
8TEWART K. POWELL,
Will practice in all the courts of
Aecomac and Northampton counties.
Will be at Accomac C. H., every
Wednesday and court days.
JOHN E. NOTTINGHAM, JR.,
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,
Offices:?Eastville, Northampton Co.,
and Accomack C. H.
Practice in all courts on the Eastern
Bhore of Virginia.
D. Q. STURGIS
0?PIC__?Accomac C. H., Onancock
At Accomac C. H. every Monday
Practices in all courts on Eastern
Bhore. Bankruptcy cases a specialty.
DR. H. D. ULLIR.TON,
?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!:
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Special Agent for
The Mutual Life Insur
ance Co*, New York*
Office in the Drug Store at
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Dry Goods, White Goods, Notions, Hosiery, Neckwear, Under?
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ladies, misses and children, flattings, Carpets, Floor and Table
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Immense lines of Quecnsware, Lamps and Lanterns, Glassware,
Tinware, Wood and Willow-ware, Hardware, Cutlery, Guns
Staple and Fancy Groceries, Owned Goods, Baked Goode, Con?
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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?
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,
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.,
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
Your patronage solicited?and prices right in all lines.
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Bulldlnfl flateflaiH-rtware anti Feed
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Kails. Mouldings, Brackets, Shingles, Bricks,
Lime, Cement, Laths, Terra Cotta Piping,
and all kinds of Hardware and Painter'.
Mill Supplies, such as Pumps, Pipe, Pipe
Fittings, Valves, eve, also Paints, Oils and
Varnishes, Steel Ranges, Heaters, Cook and
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..
(Ueopgetown fl?etpble Works
Jacob To Chipman, Proprietor.
. . .DKALER IN. . .
Honuments, Tombstones, &c."
Iron Fencing and Galvanized Railing a Specialty.
K. Lee Lilliston, Agent.
Thos. C. Kellam, Onancock, Va.,
Tombstones, Iron Railing,
Fine Buggies and Carrla.gi
Oil and Lead Paints 90 ct
Oxide Roof and Barn Pi
55 cents per gal.
Wrought Iron Railing 40 cents per foot and od
Galvanized " " 70 " ? ? ..p
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?
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:
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
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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.
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.
The fittest survive In the ment
realm. There ls no doubt about
Now, my friends, and especially j
Oood for Stomach Trouble and C<
"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
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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
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
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
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
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;
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
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.
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Builders' Hardware, Shingl
Laths, Lime, Bricks, and Bui
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Oils and Painters' Supplies.
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Notwithstanding reports to the c
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
MARTIN & MASON CO,
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
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Will become sole security on honda of Ad?
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W. L. NOCK, Cashier and Proprietor.
H. L. Nock, Assistant Cashier.
Responsibility to Depositors,
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Money loaned, secured by
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3 per cent, allowed on time
Deposits. Patronage Solicited.
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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?
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,
BELLE HAVEN, VA.
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Parksley Marble Works,
MARBLE and GltANITK MONU?
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,
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
Fair Oaks, Va.
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