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VOLUME XXVI1. ACCOMAC CH., VA., SATURDAY, APRIL ll, 1908. NUMBER 41 i i 1 till tbs vestibules nnd the parrors and the sitting rooms and the bedrooms .......,,,, nn ,,tli,>r numan piercy ns well as lu divine. We see it lu the treatment of the sick and helnleM. lu non-Christian countries YOUR OWN FUNERAL Do You Ever Think About How lt JOHN 8. PAB80N8, Attorney-at-Law, Aceomac Courthouse, Va. Will practice iu all courts of Acco? uiac aud Northimpton Counties. BEN T. GUNTER, Attorney-at-Law, Aceomac C. H., Va., Will practice in all the courts of Aceomac and Northampton counties S. JAMES TURLINGTON Attoruey-at-Law. Offices?Accouiac C. H. aud Fair Oaks, Ya. Practices in all the courts on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. JNO. R. aud J. HARRY REW, Attorney s-at-Law. Offices?Accouiac C. H. aud Parks ley. At Accouiac C. H.. every Wed? nesday. Will practice iu all the courts ou the Eastern Shore of Virgiuia. ROY D. WHITE, -Attoruey-at-Law, ? Offices: Parksley aud Aceomac C. H. Practices in all cc rte of Aceomac and Northampton Ce .aties. Prompt atteutlou to all business. WA UN KU AMES, -Attorney-at-Law, Offices: Aceomac CH. andOuancock. At Aceomac C. H. every Wednesday ind Friday. Will practice in ali the courts ol Aceomac and Northampton counties. JOHN E. NOTTINGHAM, JR., - Attorxey-a t-Law,? Frauktown, Va Practices in all the courts ou thi Eamteru Shore of Virginia. Will be at Eastville aud Aceomac C H. tlrst day of every court and at East ville every Weduesday. Otho F. Mears. G. Walter Mapj MEARS & MAPP, -Attorueys-at-L?w, ? Offices : Eastville, Northampton Couuty and accomack Court Rout Practice in all courts on *.he Easter Shore of Virgiuia. L. FLOYD NOCK, ? ATTORN EY-AT-LAW ,? Aceomac C. H., Va. Practices in all the courts on tl Eastern Shore ot Virginia. Dh. H. D. LILLISTON, DENTIST. ?Accomack Court House, Va.? Office hours from 9 a. m. too p. m W be al Parksley every Tuesday. FRED. E. RUEDIGER ? County Surveyor, Accomac C H., Va. Thoroughly equipped with latest a: best instruments, oilers his services he citizeus of Aceomac Couutv. Will meet all engagements prompt W. G. EMMETT, Notary Public, Belle Haven, Va. WM. P. BELL & H DRUGGISTS, Accomack C. H., Ya., Agents for WATERMAN'S Ideal Fountain Pei STOCK ALWAYS ON HAND. Finest line of STATIONED on Eastern Shore of ^ Hotel Tull New Church, Va., P. 0. Massey, Va., L. eft. TULL & SON. Propriei Board at reasonable rates. All trains met. Phone messages promptly att ed to. The patronage of the public licittd. FIRST-CLASS LIVERY rtTTflCI Phones in hotel of Diamond Sti and of Aceomac and North? ampton Telephone Co. White Hotel and Livi Capt. Wm. T. Mister Proprietor Hotel. Harry T. White & Soi Proprietor of Livery, Hay and feed dealers?Who Grocers and Brokers and Mfr's. a Harry T. White & Soi Bloonifcown, Va. MARTIN & MASONI Call attention to their large st Sash, Doors, Blinds, Moul Builders' Hardware, Shi Laths, Lime, Bricks, and inti Material generally, I Oils and Painters' Suppli We are prepared to cut house order; also manufacture barrel and heads of good quality. Ol mill will run every Saturday, Notwithstanding reports to tl trary We shall at all times be pk show our goods and invite you aud inspect our stock before your purchases aud we will af money. MARTIN & MASON Harborton, <*, B. T. GUNTER, President. W. C. PARSONS, Cashier. VERNON BURTON, Asst. Cashier. Farmers and Merchants National Bank UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT DEPOSITORY, O N L E Y, V A. Customers extended every accommodation consist? ent with conservative banking. Strictly a home institution. The smallest depositor re? ceives as prompt and courteous treatment 1 sj the1 largest. Managed entirely by our home people. We Pay Interest on Ti ame Deposits. Ill ), IS. /a tors, eud 80 tED. ite 3ry. 5 Truck Farms FOR SALE Cheap to Quick Dealers. The undersigned in order to close up some business in? terest will offer for next 40 days 5 Truck Farms near Pocomoke City, Md , half or all cash at option ot buyer. No. 1. 40 a., 30 in cultivation, 10 in timber. New dwelling, barn and outbuildings Young orchard and shade trees. Situated on now stone macadam road le] miles east of Poco? moke. County road on two sides of iarru. $3,200.00. No. 2. Situated I mile east of No. 1, 50 a., 35 in cultivation, 15 timber. Good buildings. |3,000.00. No. 3. 90 a., 45 in cultivation, 2" timber, 20 in pine thicket 25 years old New dwelling, young orchard, &n< truck land 31 miles of R. R. Statioi $2,250. No. 4. 114 a., 50 in cultivation, bal ance in timber, good orchard, goot buildings?20 a. has been trucked oi 10 years, timber reserved, 3J milts o R. R. station, price $2,250. No. 5. 100 a., 40 in cultivation, al truck land no ditch on the farm, 6 tmber.drained by two anns ot mill pond. Small dwelling 3 rooms, goo outbuildings, fruit, 4 miles of II. 1*1 Station, timber reserved, ?2,000. Francis M. Wilson & Co. Box 7. Pocomoke City, Md. C. S. WAPLES, WITH Wm. Waterall & Co Front and Mechanic Sts., Camden, N. J., Manufacturers of? COMBINATION AND:UNIVER SAL MIXED PAINTS, WHITE LEAD, ROOF PAINTS, El For Sale by? J. W. Rogers & Bros.. Kinney, Boggs & Co.. Powell & Waples, Martin, MA?t>N Co., Rogers Bros., Rogers & Boggs, Melfa. Va. Marsh Si Bros., Clu-sconnessex, Vi G. t. Byrd, Messongo. Va. Baltimore Office : 514 American Buildi NEWYORK. PHILA. & NORFOLK R Train Schedule in Effect Jan. 6,1908. South-Bound Trains. 47 49 49 a.m. p.m. p.m. New York.7 30 9 00 9 00 Philadelphia.10 00 112*2 1122 Wilmington .... 10 44 12 05 12 05 Baltimore . . . 9 00 7 52 7 52 Delmar.130 3 01 30 1 Salisbury.141 310 310 Cape Charles .... 4 30 6 15 6 15 OW Point Comfort. 6 25 810 8 10 Norfolk. . tarrive). 7 15 9 05 9 05 p.m. a.m. a.m. North-Bouod Trains. Il LefcTe Bf lesale gents. 'll I ock of [lings, ngles, Build *aints, BS. billa to staves ir grist ie con ased to to call making ive you co., ! a.m. Norfolk.7 20 Old Point Comfort . 8 05 Cape Charles . . . . 10 20 Salisbury.13 BI Delmar.1 06 p.m. 50 p.m. 600 700 915 12 30 12 45 a.m. 700 7 11 Arrive p.m. Wilmington .... 3 49 Philadelphia.4 33 Baltimore.5 22 New York..7 00 p.m. a.m. 4 10 518 6 01 800 a.m. p.m. 10 17 1100 1135 1 1") p.m. R B.COOKE. Traffic Manager. G. P OGS Sf riate Notice of Dissolution of finer Notice is hereby givei at on , arv 1st, 1908, the firm c V. N, nant, Henry W. Conan td Wi T. Conant, heretofore p. .?ners the firm name and style of W. ^N nant & Son., doing business at coteague, Va., was dissolved, \ Conant retiring from said firm o date. Tbe business ever sine date,has been and will continue carried on bv the said Henry W nant and William T. Conant, the old iirm name and style of1 Conant &. Son, to whom all ind ness to the old firm is payabl who assume all its liabilities. W. N. Conant, Henry AV. Conai Wm, T- Conant. Established in 1861 O S. Schermerhorn 8c Son, Receivers, Shippen, Dealers, Grain, Hay and -Mill Feeds, Seed Oats Linseed Meal, Cotton Seed Mea) Gluten Feed, Also Distributors '-i the Purina Poultry Feeds. 127 AND 129 CHEAPSIDE, Near Pratt Street. - - BALTIMORE, MD. Farmers Attention. ? Call on us for? FERTILIZERS"^*- l^ad >.t and at lowest margin of profit. HAY"**^0-**- Kra(l?Ht a< lowest prices and in quantities to suit. Potato Bed Glass. Farmers Supplies Generally. I^Hay delivered to anyone in car load lots at any railroad station or Eastern Shore J. AV. r,ARNES, Bloxom, Va. The Parksley Manufacturing Co., Inc., RETAILERS AND JOBBERS OF ALL KINDS OF ^BUILDERS SUPPLIES'^ In fact we can furnish everything in the must up-to-date buildings from th foundation to the roof. We also make a specialty of contracting for ROUS] Bril,DINO and will guarantee satisfaction. We can furnish the Famon Flotilla Heart Shingle" made from Gulf Cypress at right prices. Wear agents for the BEMIS TRANSPLANTER, the one that has taken the prize over nil others. We carry FARMIN' UTENSILS ol all kinds. The mosl up-to-date COOK STOVES and Hang* and Cooking Ware*. A line' line of nickle; goods always on hand. In tl; BUILDING MATERIAL LINE we can furnish extras and estimates on short notice. We have the he; lines of PAINT and Painters Supplies that is on tlie market, and many othe things in our line too numerous te> mention. In fact we have the most Oj to-date store of ite kind on the Shore. Call and see our store and this wi convince von of these facts. We are' manufacturers of all kinds of LUMBE and BARREL MATERIALS ami retailers and jobbers of all kinds of FEE1 such as Corn, Hay, Middlings, Bran &c. PARKSLEY, VIRGINIA. Watch 1 his Space If you want the best at the lowest possible prices in Marine and Stationary Gasoline Engines, Batteries, Whistles, Propellers, Spark Plugs, Carburetors, and other Motor Boat Supplies. Write or phone to Edwin T. oMcMath, Onlejr, Va. Jobber and Manufacturers' Sales Agent. WM. S. ASHBY ?With? LIKES, BERWANGER & CO. Clothing 8, 10 & 12 E. Baltimore St., Tailoring Baltimore, Mel. Furnishings We are making a specialty this season of a wonderfully Rood suit for Men at TEN DOLLARS-Likes, Berwanger & Co. Kt?Jl-MK*tb?WS '. **1**+*Z*V&n*TX -WI L lt is^fjur own fault ifySu wear uncom? fortable Shoes htjtamvEasm SHOE there is&styfe and a Last foreveiyfoot- Select the style and the leather-Then get fittcd-aoidjour Shoe troubles are over. SOU) Sr/ffPREVENTATIVE DEALERS L $3-00 S3-50 $4-?? M-i.as. WJiK-i-^rrm r .wwi ? n mm Caltnage Sermon By Rev. Frank De Witt Talmitfe. D. D. -:-?| New York, April fi.--In this sermon the- preacher shows that the path of rectitude and duty is the only mud ta happiness*, no matter how shoring oth? er ways may seem to us at times. Tbs lest is Psalm xcvii, ll. "Light is sown tor the righteous and gladness for the i in heart." is tin unfamiliar metaphor. We are aol accustomed Io thinking of light ?omething that may he sown, as ;he farmer sows grain in the spring. Light conies from heave-n to drive away the gloom,of the night, to revive Industry, to start-*ng?lu tlio wheels of business life, to scatter the vultures, winged or human. Unit prey In the darkness. We are thankful to God for the light that hs sends to us every dawn. But this COUCeptfon that the psalmist utters, of light springing as a harvest from seed sown, ls novel to US. It suggests the- Idea of the dark? ness of sorrow or of trial, in which God's children must live at times, contrasting it with the encouraging as? surance that light ls sown for them which, though it Iles for a time hidden and hurled, will yet germinate nnd fruit to their gladness. This conception came to me with special force si i considered the topic lt had been raining for five eu* six days, lt seemed as though the heav? ens were ? porous sponge hoing sanees ed of oceans e>f moisture. Then came ? he glorious sunrise. It came In great tidal waves of light. It flooded the j earth, and it Hooded the skie-s. and it sank into every pore- of the tlesh. Oh, lt was glorious! Cud did not say, "Here is a little sunlight for you and a little sunlight for some one else," ns though be was afraid Of wasting it, hui he seemed to flood the earth with Ugh! in lavish abundance. He seemed tc say: "lie-re ls light, oceans of light light for the Bowers of tbe Balds nm' for tbs hirds of the air anel for man': mental and physical existence. Take 1 nnd bathe In it and grow in lt am breathe it. Here ls the sun ns a stel lar furnace huming with light." Go< gives many blessings, hut he gives ne blessing with richer nhundance thai when he rolls out for man the blesslm Of the sunlight. Then I turned sin read the words of the text, "Light 1 sown fife the righteous and gladnes for the?|rlght in heart." Sunshine For All. God fulfills the promise of my tex' '.n the tlrst pince, hy the revelations h gives to his children to solve the iutr cate nnd mysterious problems of ni tore. (Joel seems to say to tuan, "1 you love me and will honor me, will put the resources of the seas nn of the valleys anel of the hills anel < the air nt your disposal." God fifi" liberally the blessings of nature to tl rnee regnrdless of its moral conduc Summer sod winter, seed time ai harvest, sunshine anil shower, are fi all. As Christ said. "God causes h rain to fall on the just and on the u Just." and ls kind to the nnthankf and the evil. But be has special hie? lugs for those who are described this passage as the righteous nnd t upright In heart, lie honors them wi a more intimate knowledge of I ways, a closer acquaintance with i tore anel a clearer rlew of the i sources of Civilized life. "Well, I do not understand tha some one says to me. "If that ls tn how ran you account for the fact tl some of our greatest inventors did i believe In God or a hereafter or a supernatural power) The men w have explored for us the wonders nature have not nlways been belief In revelation. Then, besides, some the most Immoral and depraved n have been the most prosperous. Il cnn your promise be according to far Why, my brother, what yon state I what I state are In perfect accorel w God's revelation. 1 >i<l you ever r the history of raul's journey to Bot Why were all the passengers and crew of the Alexandrian corn ship s ed? Because the ship carried Bani, servant of Christ. God snveel the Cl to honor the presence of his evange The mere presence of the good I source of blessing for the Indlffei and the bad. That ls a Bible tr tnught again and again In the l centuries. Have you pondered ' over Abraham's prayer when he pl ed for the salvation of doomed Soe nnd Gomorrah? What did God rr when he gave those answers to patriarch of old? Why, God sin meant this: "Abraham, If there nre ty or twenty or even ten righteous sons in the wicked cities of the r I will save those two cities for thc righteous' sake." You can put but Interpretation npon that answer way you look nt lt. God somet blesses those with whom his chil are compelled to live, ns he saved passengers of the Alexandrian ship for raul's sake. All Blessed Together. Now. 1 am not asserting that nil pie who live in Christian lands Christians, but I am .asserting God blesses all people In Chri lands on account of the Christian pie who have by their presenc those lands led to their bearing Thristlan nnme. If this fnct ls true, how can you account for thc that all the great scientific dlsco\ have originated among tbe so ( Christian nations? There mus some rational cause for this whelming result. I honor Morse Newton nnd Kn;*aelny and Bell Edison and Hewitt and all the illustrious inventors of the ccnl tse Cod has enabled them to honor on the lauds that could them as citizens. But God has fulfilled the bless! my text in still another WSJ. II made the home n scene of light. , ev>T his name is honored arnon people of the earth he has let tidal waves of gladsome Ugh ' through the homes of these peop! Q ia? in Ile tb ds ta? re t," ie. lat lot ny bo of ers of ten OW t?" lilli 1th sad ne? the ar? dis raw list s a ?ent uth mst well sad lorn ican the iply i Bf per ?lain ten one any lines dren , the corn peo are that stiau peo e In ; the i not s fact ?eries ?ailed it be over and and other :urles bring claim ng of e has SVher g the great t roll le and ind the Kitenens na uuiu..B uu leople on earth. If you are looking for he highest types e>f domestic peace md happiness, do you seek them in the logan homes? Where do the heathen ands offer domestic refinement and unity like those- found by our own do nciie tin-side? Answer me, ye who 'nil the cross a chimera. In Heathen Lands. Would you timi those happy homes down hy the burning ghats of india? There man looks upon woman ns the slave of her husband. The-re In former dayl the widow had to ase-end the fu? neral pyra e>f he-r dead husband. There the little child was of such Infinitesi? mal value that the croceMllles used to fallen theil young upon them, and there Infanticide was so common that Some mothers mulei not tell how many of their babies tlie-y had fed* to the scaly, loathsome reptiles. Would you look for those- happy homes In lieeu tleiir- Borne, where mar ria ge was con? sidered a spieler's web and where vir? tue could not be found In the Boman lexicon nnd where* some women had been married and' remarried so fre? quently that they had difficulty in re? membering their alliances? Would you find those happy homes among the African jungle's, where cannibals ban? queted upon the- tie sb of men or among the nomad tribes of North American Indians, where n woman was looked upon as a beast of burden? Tell me, In all the history of the world, If you can, where motherhood and childhood are so honored and the names of wife nnd suiter and daughter and mother so re vi-red and where> the domestic life ls so happy ss among the firesides of Christian homes. Oh, can you ever cease to thank Cod for the light that was sown for you under the domestic roof? Your mother was not a great woman ns the world looks upon greatness. She was not a famous authoress, like George Eliot or Alice Cary or Elisa? beth Stuart Fhelps. She was not a great reformer, like Susan B. Anthony, or n great leader of armies, like the Maid of Orleans. She was not au art? ist, like Bosa Bonneur. She was nn ex? pert In washing dishes, but she had never cultivated the magnificent art of decorating china as some of her daugh? ters elo. Bot from the very moment of he-r advent into the world she was an honored member of the community in which she lived. First the home of hei mother was fillevl with sacred joj when she was born. Then during al tin- days of her girlhood she was treat eel with the tenderest protecting care Tlu'ii your fathf' came to court her Ile was her lover to the Inst. Thei he-r children arose to call hei blessed And when at last her poor tired bod; wns laid to rest by her dead husbane hundreds of her friends whom her Hf bad blessed stood nbout her open grnv to weep there. Tell me, where can yo find such honor paid to womanhood except In n Christian land filled wit Christian homes? Am I wrong when state that the great tidal waves c gladsome light roll through the room of the Christian home? Has not Go blessed the Christian nations with th highest typo of domestic felicity? Christian Governments. But as the home Is only one of tl units of society wo must study ho God Messes the governments of tl christian lands as well as the indivi ual firesides. Here we also find tl great tidal waves of gladsome Hg' flowing everywhither. Here we fli the governments uot run for a fe' hut for the ninny. Here the rule are the servants of the people. He the governments are "of the peo[ and for the people nnd by the people This fact was not true In olden timi be-fore the Christ love was aeknowlec ed In the hearts of men. Then it w the governmental doctrine of the " vine rights of kings." Now lt is t doctrine of the "divine rights of 1 people." We look with amazement upon soi of the stupendous buildings which i groat potentates of the east have ere ed. Ah! "There were giants In the days," giants so big that the ea will never produce their like agn And the trouble nbout those old gia was that they grew so great by pressing the people whom they rul I?id you know that the rulers of Kg in order to build the great cannl wh has made the present city of Cn possible took thousands of men ft their labors In the fiehls find ford ilrove them to the ditches? And ti result of that conscription 20,000 r perished. Some people may find gi dour in that, but I only see bri tyranny. What Egyptian traveler has not si led the famous citadel built by great Snladin? It is a wonderful st: ture. But did you ever hear how built it? I will tell you. He built il enslaving all the enptured crusae and compelling them to labor there the rest of their lives. Aye, there v giants In those days, but thank we did not live In them, for In all p ability we should have had our 1 crushed out of us by some tyran your foot might crush an Insect ! country pnth. But now all the lr tlces of the feudal system nre g Now every man's home Is his ca Now man must respect the right man. One man's liberty ends w the equal rights of another man be And mark you this, the "divine ri of the people" were first taught tc world through the agency of thos< tious which first acknowledged C as their Saviour and Lord. A wrong In declaring that great waves of gladsome light bless tha tion which acknowledges God a divine Buler and Guide? The Church Spire. Don't you remember that old pl you had In your childhood readei ttood at the top of the page and the story of the shipwrecked i who was landed upo" an uukuov laud. Ile thinks he is to be eatt the cannibals, but he climbs a and off iu the dlstauce he sees a cl spire. Then he knows he ls safi wherever Christ ls honored in any niuulty there is safety. The best ty of personal rights ls a church The best guarantee of social and cal justice is a church spire. 1 God for what he has done fo American people as a natioul But we hud the great tidal wa* God's gladsome light in tho depi vhen a man falls sie-k his friends run lway from him as au Injured animal s deserted hy the herd Tia- husbands ind the wives anil the children today u the far esist attack the aged and dck and helpless with sticks and stones and drive their relatives who ire lepers oat to the hillsides to elle, und they care not how they starve and how they elie. But after Christ came the reign of mercy and kindness be? gan, and lt has spread around the world. Now the strong protect the weak, and the mighty help the help? less. No Hospitals In Babylon. Did you ever hear of any hospitals In old Babylon.' Hid you ever hear of any "old people's homes" In ancient Meaiphis? Did you ever hear of any orphan asylums in cultivated Athens? Did you ever hear of any sjstem of pul lie schools lu Ephesus where the little children <jf the poor man could lie educated with jthe, children of the rich man? Did you ever hear of "boards of charity" In those ancient capitals where poor widows with a lot of little children strapped to fhelr backs could go and find fooel and cloth? ing to help them in their days of want? History tells us of no such provision. | But can you go today in any Christian community and not find these benefi? cent Institutions? The man who loves Christ must love nnd care for his help? less children. The true Christian must be eyes for the blind, aud ears for the deaf, and crutches for the lame, and clothing for the naked, and proviele a home for the homeless. Does not Christ enunciate this fact when he says, "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these, ye have done lt uuto me?" You cannot become one of God's disciples unless you join the great army of those who are trying to help those who nre in want and who would suffer unless you extend to them the baud of saving Christian love. But the great tidal waves of glad? some light do not end with life. They roll their way through the darkness of the tomb into the darkness beyond. Christ was the first to declare himself the resurrection and tho life. Other teachers have taught the doctrine of a future life beyond the grave. But where was there ever taught such a beautiful idea of a place of eternal joy as that promise he gave us of thc many mansions among which he woulc" go to prepare a place for us? (Copyright, 1908, by Louis Klopsch.] How Bret Harte Met Sala. There ls an odd story about Bre Harte and Georgs Augustus Sala in i book of an exceedingly personal sor just Issued anonymously in London The author, who ls reported to be th daughter of a distinguished artist, thu: tells the story: "Papa had Just made the acquaint ance of Bret Harte, and he thought 1 would be charming to arrange a meei lng between him and Sala, and one o our great dinner parties was arrangec: with Bret Harte as the guest of th evening. Mr. anel Mrs. Sala arrive early, and Mr. Sala was talking to va in the inner drawing room when Bn Harte was announced. I noticed M Sala start and look out eagerly inl the other room, but before he cou! move papa came up, with Bret Hart saying, '1 want to Introduce my o friend, Sala, to you. Mr. Harte.' Sa got up, but before anything else cou be saiel Bret Harte looked straight Sala and remarked quite coolly, 'Sor: tee make unpleasant scenes, but 1 a not going to be' Introduced to th scoundrel.' Imagine the sensation you can:" "?>, lg HS Al? lie he me tbs et >se rth in. ats op? ed rpt leb tire om bly s a nen ?an ital :ud the ruc? he t by lera for rere God rob Ives t as The Grand Canyon of the Colorade PVo times the Grand Canyon of t Colorado has been traversed by part! of white men. The last time was t past winter, when Charles S. Buss and E. B. Monett, mining prospecto went through. They started on Se 20 of last year nnd came out on Feb nfter many uarrow escapes. The fi trip through the canyon of which the ls any record was that made by Ma, J. W. Fowell in 1809. The next v made by a surveying party of the D ver, Coleirado Canyon and Pacific R: road company, led by Robert B. St ton. It started In May, 1889, and ca out In April, 1890. Two men w through in 1896 and another two 18BT. These are all that have trave the whole length of the gorge. Ma Powell, however, made a second ex ditlon in 1872 from the upper end far as the mouth of the Kanab wr and Lieutenant Wheeler In 1S71 w up the canyon from the lower enc Diamond creek. Mr. Stanton In a cent statement discourages adveu ers from risking their lives in rocky gorge hunting for gold or ? thing else.?Youth's Companion. METAL MAGICIANS. The Wonders of Labor Saving Des In Machinery. When McCormick built his first dred reai**rs in 1845, he paid 4M? c for bolts. That was in the mytl age of hand labor. Today fifty 1 art made for a cent. So with g fingers. McCormick paid 24 cents when James K. Polk was lu thc V House. Now there ls a ferocious chine which with the least posslbl sistance from one man cuts out guard fingers In ten hours Jit a 1 cost of a cent for six. Alsirwhil plorlng edie e>f t^. chicago factor came npon a heff of cud chewing chines that were crunching out < links at the rate of 5<>,000,000 a Near by were four smaller and Irritable automata which were I off pieces of wire anel chewing Into linchpins at a speed of 4( bites a day. "Take out your watch and time man," saiel the superintendent o McCormick plant. "See how long In boring five holes In that great lng." "Exactly six minutes," I answer "Well, that's progress," observe superintendent. "Before we b that machine lt wns a matter ol hours to bore those boles." In one of its five twine mills?a strous liedlam of noise and a *? ness of fuss, which ls by far th r thei KC*5** ?' -ts sor^ m *ne world?th enough twine twisted in a slngl res of t0 malie a girdle around the et tbs of ' Everybody's Maga-zlne... ijus :one. stle. s of here Jgln. ghts > tbe * sa? tirist rn I tidal t na s its cture ;? It . told ?abor rn is? sn by tree, aurch ;, for com sure altar. poll fi? rbank hs iM bs ell rs. Pt . 8 rst ?re |0t fas eu Should Be Conducted e Every man is bound to have his own lersonal funeral some day, lu which, lowever silent, he will play the part )f chief actor. But how many ever ?eek to call up before the mind's eye :he whole visible scene?the neighbors thronging quietly in and taking their seats, the casket with Its silent tenant Inside, the characteristics, agreeable ur obnoxious, of the undertaker who is to supervise the more strictly business functions of the. occasion and, above all, those of the minister?sympathetic or perfunctory?who ls to take charge of the spiritually edifying portion? indeed, poor Robert Burna ls his? torically one of the exceptional few to be recalled, as, with his dying breath, he took matters Into his own hands and pathetically cried to those about his eleathb??d, "Don't let the awkward squad fire over my grave!" Though nothing but a poet, still bow strictly practical a man of affairs he proved himself to be in tims providing against tho marring effect that would aurely have been exerteel on the Impressive? ness of his own funeral by tho ragged and sputtering volleys of the awkward squad had he not given explicit orders beforehand. Men and women never act in so helter skelter a way about their wed? dings as they do about their funerals. When they are to be married, how carefully the groom chooses his best man and selects the right kind of a flower for his buttonhole; how careful? ly the bride her bridesmaids, with a 1 charming little girl of six to go in . front and scatter roses and Hiles along j the- aisle as she paces up to the altar. John Wesley, the great founder of l Methodism, probably knew more about funerals than any man of his time. As he had a parish of at least 500,000 , souls, scattered over all England, lt is j safe to assume that he had conducted i at a small estimate a thousand burials ' and found many of them shockingly distressing affairs. So, like the sensible I man he was, he determined to take time by the forelock and arrange for his own while still alive. In drawing up his will he therefore explicitly di? rected that six poor men should have 20 shillings each for carrying his body to the grave, "for I particularly de? sire," he said, "that there may be no hearse, no coach, no escutcheon, no pomp, except the tears of them that loved me and are following me to Abraham's bosom." In the selection, too, of the minister who was to officiate he was equally happy, for when his lifelong friend. Brother Richardson, came to the part of the service. "Forasmuch as lt has pleased Almighty God to take unto himself the soul of our dear brother," his voice broke, and he substituted the | word father with such feeling that the " | assemblage, which had been shedding * silent tears, burst out Into loud weep '- I,, r. rog 1 | Now, If more of sensible as well as '? devout and humble men and women would only manifest before they die the sound juelgment as well as tender human feeling of Robert Burns and John Wesley by taking part, so to speak, In their own funeral services lt would prove a blessed gain. No service ls so Impressive as a solemn, reveren? tial, tender and uplifting funeral serv? ice and none so offensive as a perfunc? tory, ostentatious or trivial one. Often, Indeed, the request goes out, "No flow? ers." But these are not the flowers that work the evil. The objectionable things arc the flowers of rhetoric, of fulsome eulogy, of spnngles, of stars and harps and angels, that make a j travesty of the most affecting In its own eloquent hush of silence of sll mortal scenes.?Boston Herald. Lemon Squeezers. We all know people whose particular occupation seems to be to squeeze the sour out of everything. They never see anything sweet. Everything ls bit? ter to them. They cannot enjoy a friend because Of his faults. His mis? takes and weaknesses loom up so large that they cannot appreciate the good In him. They cannot see the man God I Intended, perfect and Immortal. They " j see only the deformed, diseased, erip * ' pled, handicapped man who. In their opinion, will n-ver come tc any good. Nor do they see the world that God maele. The lieauty that looks out of the landscape, from the trees that rus? tle in the wind, that ls wrapped in the flower, ls lost to them. They only see the floods, the fire, the earthquakes, the lightnings, the wrecks which de? stroy. They nre blind to beauty. It ls all covered up lu the ugly, the forbid? ding. They do not hear the infinite harmonies that entrance the ear that ls in tune with the infinite. This ls all lost to them in the discord of their thoughts. ? O. S. Marden in Success Magazine. tue mt in id for va? il ish, ent I to re- e tur the iny -tcea hun enta ilcal bolts uard each rhlte ma e as 1,300 labor e er? ies I ? ma? walu year, more ming them K),000 I this f the he la cast ed. el the ought ' four mon ilder e lar ere is e day irth. One For Each. A mlsslouary traveling some years ego In the southern states, coming to a lonely farmhouse at nightfall, deemed lt wise to negotiate for hospitality. Before going to rest he proposed fam? ily worship, which seemed a new de? parture. The servants >vcre called In, and he began to read, "Servants, be obedient to them that are your mas? ters, according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ; not With eye service as men pleases, but as serv? ants of Christ, doing the will of God from tbe heart." As he was reading the farmer whis? pered to his wife: "That ls capital. We must give each of our men and w> men servants one of those books.** The reading went on, "And ye mas* ters. do the same things unto them, forbearing threatenings, knowing that your Master also ls In heaven." "Ah." said one of the servants, "that ls one for the master."?Home Herald* The Mince Pie Peril. The lawyer for the defense: "I ash the sympathy of the court for my most unfortunate client. When he commit? ted this homicide he waa the victim of circumstances over which be bsd no possible control. For six years be ate his meals at a boarding house where the only dessert was mince pie. I am backed by humanity when I ask this man's acquittal on the ground of pleo ,mania!"-Clevelttnd Plain Dealer.