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VOLUME XXVI1. ACCOMAC CU., VA., SATURDAY, APRIL 25, 1908. NUMBER 43. -i I ?? tiwi ffl..i.ii. nn inpiimhifl nm! more the Deoole of this world uro niinrnriDlDUC f\U APPI F$ JOHN S. PARSONS, Attorney-at-Law, Aceomac Courthouse, Va. Will practice iu all courts of Acco ?i.ac and North tmpton Couuties. BEN T. GUNTER. A t torney -at- Law, Aceomac C. H., Va., Will practice in all the courts of Aceomac and Northampton counties S. JAMBS TURLINGTON Attorney-at-Law. Offices?Aceomac C. H. and Fair Oaks, Va. Practices in all the courts ou the Eastern Shore of Virgiuia. JNO. JR. aud J. HARRY REW, Attorneys-at-Law. Offices?Aceomac C. ll. and Parks ley. At Aceomac C. H., every Wed? nesday. VS ill practice in all the courts oh the Eastern Shore of Virginia. ROY I). WHITE, -Attorney-at-Law, Offices: Parksley and Aceomac C. H. Practices in all co rtn of Aceomac and Northampton C\ ..ities. Prompt attentlou to all business. WARN EH AM HS, -Attorney-at-Law, Oilice*: Aceomac O.B. and Onancock. At Aceomac U. H. every Weduesday ?nd Friday. Will practice in al) ihe courts of Aceomac ami Northampton counties. JOHN E. NOTTINGHAM, J*., ? ATToKNKY-AT-LAW,? Franktown, Va Practices in all the courts on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Will be at Eastville and Aceomac C. H. tlrst day of every court and at East? ville every Wednesday. Otho F. Mears. G. Walter Mapp. MEARS & MAPP, -Attorney s-at- Law, Offices : Eastville, Northampton Couuty and ACGOmack Court House Practice in all court* on the Eastern Shore of Virgiuia. L. FLOYD NOCK, ? ATTORNEY-AT-LAW,? Aceomac C. H., Va. Practices in all tlie courts on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Dr. H. D. LILLISTON, DENTIST. ?Accomack Court House, Va.? Office hours from 9 a. m. too p. m Will >ie al Parksley every Tuesday. FRED. E. RUBDIGBB ? County Btrvkyor, Accouiac 0. H., Va. Thoroughly equipped with latest and best instruments, otters his services to he citizeus of Aceomac Countv. Will meet all engagements promptly W. G. EMMETT, Notary Public, Belle Haven, Va. WM. P. BELL & CO., DRUGGISTS, Accomack C. H., Va., Agents for WATERMAN'S ideal Fountain Pens. STOCK ALWAYS ON HAND. Finest line of STATIONERY on Eastern Shore of Va. Hotel Tull, New Church, Va., P. 0. Massey, Va., L. J. TULL &. SON, Proprietors. Board at reasonable rates. All trains met. Phone messages promptly attend ed to. The patronage of the public so licited. FIRST-CLASS LIVERY rlTTrLCHED Phones in hotel of Diamond State and of Aceomac and North? ampton Telephone Co. White Hotel and Livery Capt. Wm. T. Mister, ? Proprietor Hotel. Harry T. White & Son, Proprietor of Livery. Hay and feed dealers?Wholesal Grocers and Brokers and Mfr's. agenti Harry T. White & Son, Bloomtown. Va. Call attention to their large stock i Sash, Doors, Blinds, Mouldingi Builders' Hardware, Shingle Laths, Lime, Bricks, and Buil< in^ Material generally, Paint Oils and Painters' Supplies. We are prepared to cut house bills order; also manufacture barrel stav and heads of good quality. Our gri mill willyun every Saturday, Notwithstanding reports to the co trary We shall at all times be pleated show our goods and iuvite you to ci a nd inspect our stock before maki your purchases aud we will save y money. MARTIN & MASON CO., Harborton Va, -:-of-: NEW PIANOS at ?? # ? This is to ESPECIALLY invite the people of Accomack County and vicinity to Pocomoke to see our exhibit of fine pianos. You have never before had an opportunity like this to see our full line of pianos displayed so near you, in the largest store of its kind this side of Wilmington. Besides the STIEFF SHOW we have a number of other reliable makes a little expensive but unusually good pianos. In this special sale our prices are from $ 1 75.00 up. Every instrument sold by us is covered hy our guarantee and the reliability of our instruments is attested by more than 200 colleges; many of them the largest and best educa? tional institutions in this country are using our pianos in great numbers. The New England Conservatory of Music at Boston, Mass., is now using 131. More than one-half the pianos in use in the Conservatory of Smith College, North Hampton, Mass., are STIEFFS. Cali at Dickinson's Store and get a list of the Colleges using Siieff Pianos. During the year 1907, we sold over 1,000 pianos of one make, not our own, and all the instruments were guaranteed by us. If we did not know these pianos were the best for the money, we would not recommend them to you. We have had 65 years experience in making, buying and sell? ing pianos. Isn't it wise to let us take the responsibility of your piano lasting? Mess. H. A. Manning and Ivey Jessup, our special factory representatives, are in charge of this sale. They will also have associated with them Mr. Wm. .1. Gilbert and one or two other gentlemen. We will be personally responsible for every contract and agreement made by our representatives. We have in Baltimore 50 or more good used pianos. Ask us about them. Leave orders for expert piano tuning and repairing. Remember it's at Dickinson's Department Store, Pocomoke, and for only TEN DAYS from APR IL 23D Baltimore, Maryland. NEWYORK, PHILA. & NORFOLK R.R. Train Schedule in Effect Jan. 6.1908. South-Bound Trains. 47 49 49 45 a.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. New York.7 30 9 00 9 00 12 20 Philadelphia.10 00 ll 22 1122 3 00 Wilmington .... 10 44 12 05 12 05 3 44 Baltimore . . . 9 00 7 52 7 52 1 35 Delmar.130 3 0' 301 6-18 Salisbury.1 41 3 10 3 10 7 00 Cape Charles .... 4 30 6 15 6 15 OUPointCOMIOrt. 6 25 8 10 8 10 Norfolk . . (arrive). 7 15 9 05 9 05 p.m. a.m. a.m. p.m. North-Bound Trains. 48 50 40 50 Leave a.m. p.m. a.m. p.m Norfolk.720 600 600 Old Point Comfort. 8 05 7 00 7 00 Cape Charles .... 10 20 915 9 15 Salisbury.12 57 12 30 7 00 12 38 Delmar.106 12 45 7 11 12 45 p.m. a.m. p.m. a.m Arrive p.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. Wilminrton .... 3 49 4 10 1017 4 10 Philadelphia.4 83 518 1100 5 18 Baltimore.5 22 6 01 1135 6 01 New York.7 00 it 00 1 15 8 00 p.m. a.m. p.m. p.m. R. B.COOKE. J. O. RODGERS. Traffic Manager. Superidtenden Notice of Dissolution of Partnership. Notice is hereby given that on Janu? ary lBt, 1908, the firm of W. N. Co? nant, Henry W. Conant and William T. Conant, heretofore partners under the firm name and style of W. N. Co? nant & Son., doing business at Chin? coteague, Va., was dissolved, W. N. Conant retiring from said firm on said date. The business ever since said date,has been and will continue to be carried on by the said Henry W. Co? nant and William T. Conant, under the old firm name and style of W. N. Conant & Son, to whom all indebted? ness to the old firm is payable and who assume all its liabilities. W. N. Conant, Henry W. Conant, Wm. T- Conant. Established in 1862. C. S. Schermerhorn 8c Son, ll ceivers, Shippers, Dealers. Grain, Hay and Mill Feed?, Seed Oats, Linseed Meal, Cotton Seed Mea) Gluten Feed. Also Distributors ol the Purina Poultry Feeds. 127 AND 129 CHEAPSIDE, Near Pratt Street. - - BALTIMORE, ME E. W.^POLK, ^MERCHANT TAILOR,? Pocomoke City, Md. tJ&^Will visit Aceomac C. H., every court day. fvmrr..-- rr-,-...--? .'OTT.;waai',gtypr s mk rt -*H.\-vixM*<anm ??i ??nu minimi?fir- ''~i.miittm*riA-jr*fi,\- .rriKVY- .mt [Thebest advertisement of SHOES ls the Shoe itself? The/arepopular-Satisfied customers mafe them so SOID BY REPRESENTATIVE DEALERS oo ?3.50 S4-00 \mMnur\arr.-ii*tk~atn*;-?mi-*.*jm Calmage Sermon By Rev. Frank De Witt Talmace. D. D. New York. April 19.?Ia this sermon appropriate to spring the preachei rpeaks encouragement to those who ar? 1 now dropping Into the soil the seed that will yet hear fruit In good deeds, gospel teaching and noble sacrifice foi others. The text ls John Iv, 33: "Saj not ye there are yet four month* and [then cometh harvest? Behold, I'say un:ofyori, lift up your eyes and loob [ "poi! the fields, for they ure white al i - Ht" If these words were true when Jesui Ottered them to his disciple! nearlj 2,000 years ago, how much more tru? are they when spoken to the men and I women of the present generation I 'these nineteen centuries of gospe' I preaching and gospel sacrifices have j not gone for naught. The preaching I Mid the life laDOTI of the twelve apos j ties, followed hy those of Polycarp | and AttunaslUI and Augustina and Luther mid Calvin and Wycliffe and Wesley .Mal Whitefield ami Savonarola and John Knox and David Livingstone. were not all useless. Have no barreatl come from the myriads of gospel'sow ore who have been scattering theil Meda everywhere In every generation' Have wo no harvests from the sell j sacrifice of our modern missionaries at I well as from the patient labors of the hundreds ind thousands of Christian ministers scattered all over the whoU world? What would we think of a man who, having endless life and un limited wealth, devoted years of laboi n,nd millions of dollars to a work thal after 2,000 years showed no signs ol completion? We should say that mar was In a fools' business. Well, my brother, do you suppose God ls en gaged In any such business us tbatl L?o you suppose nil these labors foi nlueteen centuries have gone foi naught? Nay. nay! In every genera tion tho toilers have been cheered and encouraged hy seeing the results ol their labors. The word luis never re turned void. Wherever and whenevei it lias been sown men have listened and have turned from the husks of the world to seek sternal life. Sowing and reaping have gone on simultaneously. The "work ls still ready for the worker and we In our dny have the additional Stimulus of seeing what our predeces sors have accomplished liv tlie very means we have at command. Let us consider this morning what those .ans are that have been effective ir. the [last and will prove effective In th? future. The Meaning of the Sacrifice. First there are tlie facts of the gos pel. Christ himself was boin in a man ger. He suffered and died and rose again and ascended from Mount Olivel for our atonement, our redemption aud our coronation. By his shed blood he has paid all the price for our emanci? pation from sin. I'.y his shed blood he has made it possible for us to be pure as he is pure, perfect as lie is perfect and to sit upon a throne at the righi hand of Coil. His redeemed saints an nt this hour singing his praise* it never ending hosannas amid tlie etcr nal Joys of heavenly reunion, where there is no sickness, no pain, no part lugs, no sin. no death. Though we should have the silver tongue of the moat eloquent preacher that ever lived and all the mental grasp of a Pail himself, yet today we would give the chief praise for this glorious expecta tion to the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. It is the blood-the divini blood?of our Saviour shed for the re mission of sins that has made all thil harvest of the gospel fields possible. And this truth is tlie more emphatic because it ls just here at the atoninf cross that tiie orthodox gospel ministei and nil other teachers separate. Thi crucial question Is not, as some sup pose, as to the garden of Eden or th* book of Job or tlie experience of Jouah The one great Issue which every Chris tlan lins toWecide is not whether Mose; wrote the Pentateuch. It ls not wh< was the author of the Psalms or of th< book of Ecclesiastes. It is not whethei the Rlble Itself is verbally inspired. I is not as to the meaning of the Mes 6lanlc prophecies. It ls not whethei God created the world in six days oi in C>,000 years. The great question a issue is still that which was put to th< apostles, "What think ye of Christ?' Do you believe that he died to sa vi men from their sins? Do you bellew that he ls able to give eternal life t< those who put their trust in him? Ar< you willing to make him the guido o: your life, your king who shall contro your thoughts and actions? That il the main point at issue, and that alone for if .you can believe and do bellen that nnd put your trust In him yoi have the essentials of Christian faith and tho other questions are of mino: Importance. Tho Essential* of Faith. Do you believe that Jesus was li very truth the only begotten Son o God and that he came into this work to save us by his life and shamefu death froru our sins? This is the vita place where all true Christians am false believers separate. I am not to day asking you one of the interestini byt unessential questions I might ask I am trying to find out where you ar lu the great foundation truths. Th center right, the circumference of you spiritual faith, will be right What I your answer In reference to the blood the divine blood?shed for the remissloi of sins? Can you not perceive that 1 ls this doctrine of the cross that ha been the basis of the triumphs of Chrle Uanlty? The harvest of souls that ha come In every generation as a rcwar to the faithful preacher has been wo: by that doctrine and no other, and w therefore go forth to preach the sam doctrine, assured that we shall hav the same BUi But there is another cause which ha been the means of making the spiritus harvests white for the reapers, an that is separation of the church froi the state. There bas been ever sine tendency to build up an earthly king? dom on bia divine name rather than a spiritual one. They nttempted lt even In his life, trying to take him by force and make him a king. Time and again in succeeding ages tlie attempt to unite the power of the state with that of tte church was renewed. Constantine and other potentates sought to make the church a civil power. But Chrst's words proved true, "My kingdom is not of this world." Whenever the church has nccepted alliance with the state it bas become feeble and corrupt and lina failed of Its spiritual purpose. Her strength now, as lu former ages, comes, as (Joil declared, "not by might nor by power, but by my spirit, saith tlie Lord." The Crusaders. Take, for instance, tlie movement of Hie crusades. 1 >o you believe that the men who followed Godfrey of Bouillon or Frederick Barbarossa or Richard the J.lon Hearted or Count Baldwlfi of 1'iandcrs cared a picayune about Christ? Do you believe they were sin? cere, earnest, noble self sacrificing Christians, or do you believe that for the most the crusaders of old were freebooters and renegades and children of the fortunes of war who cared not whom they were fighting as long aa they could live by conquest and fatten npon the spoils of their swords? When the pope sent forth his emissaries to peddle around his "indulgences," do you think that he cared anything about the sins of the people? Was lt not rather that he adopted this means to lew a tax upon the whole world to support the outrageous extravagances of his ecclesiastical hierarchy? Do you believe Henry VIII, wns concerned alMiut tba purity of the church when he separated from tlie pope and estab? lished the Church of F.ngland? He, like Um potentates that had gone be? fore him, sought from tho church the help and strength lt might afford. It was a selfish design, out of which God has brought gold to the world. Wher? ever you see the church In olden times grow powerful In a temporal sense, then it became tyrannical and oppress? ive, and if any man refused to join lt he was looked upon as an enemy to his country. In olden times the question of a man's membership In the church did not turn upon whether he loved Christ and bad his spirit, but whether he believed in tlie technicalities of a sectarian creed which had been the product of human Ingenuity and had little to do with the great purpose of Christ's gospel. But there is another fact which has split up the hard, rocky soil of the earth for the gospel harvests?that ls, some of the ablest men of this century have come out unequivocally in their testimony to the troth of the Bible and the Immortality of the soul. The more fully science has goue on in Its in? vestigations the more the Bible is ac? cepted in Its simplicity, thc more the greatest men of light and learning are ready to accept it. This fact is not a matter of doubt; lt ls susceptible of proof. About a year ago the editor of a popular magazine published the an? swers to a series of questions which be bsd sent out to a thousand members of the medical profession. Ono of the questions he asked was, "Do you be? lieve in immortality?" There were COO answers to that inquiry, and of these every physician bot twelve answered lu the affirmative. Think of that! Some of us have supposed that the medical profession was made up of materialists. Five hundred and eighty eight physicians out of GOO confessed thal they believed in the Immortality of the soul. And without any doubt the larger proportion of those men also believed in the divinity of Jesus Christ. What ls true of the medical profes? sion is true of the law. And what is trna of the law is also true to a large extent In reference to students of phys? ical science. Said a prominent college president to me some time ago, "My ambition ls to give my college tue best course ot" science it ls possible for lt to have, for I believe the more we un? derstand tlie sciences tlie more we will believe In the Holy Bible." Tho mighti? est reenforcement today we have for I'.ible truth is the archaeologist's ham? mer and the geologist's crowbar?New? ton and Faraday and Agassiz and Jo? seph Henry and Sir William Dawson and Professor Sayre, the leaders of scientific thought, all firm believers in God aud his book. Science on Side of Religion. I want to read the powerful testi? mony ?ir William Dawson, one of the greatest geologists of our time, gave tome time ago before a body of stu? dents: "I have read recently--and, I confess, with feelings of contempt discussions respecting the supposed limitations of the knowledge of Jesus. Did he know the data of modern criti? cism? Was he acquainted with the dis? coveries of modern science? The fly alighting on my hand might as well attempt to understand the thoughts passing through my brain as criticism to gauge in this way the mind of Je? sus. To me as a student of fifty years cf nature, of man and of the Bible such discussions seem most frivolous since our Lord's knowledge as we have it in his discourses ls altogether above and beyond our science and philoso? phy, transcending them as much as the vision of an astronomer armed with one' of the great telescopes of our time transcends the unaided vision. Christ viewed things from a standpoint of bis own aud through a different medium from that of the atmosphere of this world, nis difficulty appears to be to convey heavenly thoughts to ua through the imperfect language in which we speak of heavenly thoughts." Oh, my brother, ls lt not a tremendous fact that some of the greatest leaders ot modern scientific thought are the firmest believers in the doctrine of tha divine incarnation of Jesus Christ? If men like Slr William Dawson speak words like these, is lt too much to say that we, the rank and file of the hu? man race, are as a great white harvest field ready for the gospel sickle? And this white harvest is not confin? ed simply to our own land or to what we call civilized countries. The foresl lands and the most remote people ar? rapidly being brought Into touch witt our nation. We are not lndependeni il j of other countries; neither are othei d> countries independent of us. What we Bj think they must think, or, rather, whal e they think we must tbluk, for more going to be.-onie one In religion and one in sentiment. Wcrk In Forcijn Lands. Today I than'.; Cod for ali the great missionary movements which have tak? en place in loreign lands. I thank loni that today, as we are sending forth our ships laden down with gooda, so we are sending forth ships with Christian missionaries treading the decks. I thank God for the nobie seed planters of the gospel who have been for years and years laboring hi these foreign lands. Does lt not send a thrill of joy through you to read the wonderful missionary statistics? Are you not more and more ready to pour your money luto the great forelgu mission? ary societies which a.e capturing for God China and Jape J vtfi Korea and Africa aud South Imerica? Look about you. Take a worldwide sweep. Can you not see that everywhere the gospel fields are white with ripening harvost? But I feel that a serinoulc theme like this sometimes loses its force bocauxe we take too great a perspective. When we stand upon the mount of inspira? tion and look off upon distant conti? nents we are apt to forget the divine mercies and the gospel opportunities which are at our very door. And thus as Jesus Christ leads us up In sermon lc theme and bids us look at the white gospel harvests which are stretching away over the five continents and over the islands of the sea I think I hear my Lord say: "Yes, child, the harvest is white everywhere?over in India and Siam, over in Samoa and Tahiti, over In Kongo and In the swaying forests of Brazil? but these harvests do not con? cern you so much as those by your side. Sven the men and the women and the children by your side whom you think do not love me and will nev? er care for me can be saved If you will reach fortli your hand to them." There are capacities In every breast just ready to receive the gospel if you will preach it to them. And, my brother, the more you look for the Christ love In the hearts of men and women at your side the more you will be aston? ished to find It planted there even In the most unexpected places. Near to the Kingdom. Some time ago I was camping away back In the mouutains. While there I was thrown in touch with a rough looking man who was brusque of speech and crude In action. He had for years been a cattleman. I never knew a man so profane and blasphe 1 mous of speech. His words made me shudder. Finally he fouud out that I was a clergyman Then he caine fo me and apologized. '1 hen he begau to open his heart to me. He said: "I had one of the best mothers that ever lived. She was a sincere Christian. She lived for us children. And I know for her sake as well as my own I ought to be j come a Christian too." And as he talk? ed the tears just welled up out of his | eyes and trickled down his cheeks. I "Oh," I said as 1 watched him, "who would have thought that such a man as you would be so near the kingdom of God?" Aud, believe me, there ls lia idly a man. woman or child near us without such memories. A way back In the old homestead the gospel plowing and seed planting have gone on. Those men and women near to you may be tired of sin. Believe me, you can bring them to Christ if you will only stretch forth the hand to lead them. The pre? paratory work for Christ has all been done. "Say ye not there are yet four months and then cometh harvest? Be? hold, I say unto you, lift up your eyes and look upon the fields, for they are white already to the harvest." And this thought suggests a gospel fact which is even more personal than any I have yet mentioned. As those who nre nearest to us are like white harvests ready for the gospel reapers, so we ourselves are also ready to be garnered for the divine granaries. Oh, yes; as with our neighbors, so there have been many gospel seed plantings within us. We have tried to smother them and pull them out, but In spite of ourselves they have been steadily growing. And the spiritual longings which we had years ago seem to be tugging at our hearts with in? creased vigor every year. Are you not ready now to gather the whitened har? vest of your own heart and bring it into the gospel granary? All tbe pre? paratory work has been done In your life. Will you Just give yourself up to him now? tCopyrignt, 190S, by Louis Klopsch.] Pretty Short. Barber?Pretty short, sir? Customer ?Well, yes, I am. Just put it down on the slate, will you? Much obliged to yon for speaking of lt.?London Tit Bits. Tlie carrier pigeon was In use by the state department of the Ottoman em? pire as early as the fourteenth cen? tury. The Tuscan Farmer. The Tuscan peasant stands In the pe? culiar position of being neither a pro? prietor nor a dependent, writes Helen Zimmern In tlie Youth's Companion. Ile is instead tlie partner in au indus? try. According to this method of farming, which ls called mezzadrla, the proprietor of the land pays all the taxes, advances all money required, furnishes capital for the purchase of cattle and keeps In repair the dwelling house. The peasant in return works the fields, attends to the livestock and to other home Industries, sells the products-in short ls the absolute mas? ter of the land that is confided to him. He works the soil exactly as if it were his own, and then, at stated intervals in the year, divides the products and profits with the real owner. Don't Live In New Houses. Why ls a new house unhealthful? That ls a question which has been askeil by many and answered by few. And yet the reason is obvious. In the construction of just one medium sized house lt is estimated that over 30,000 gallons of water is used. This water does not evaporate so quickly as it would In the air and sunlight, but Iles uear the surface of the earth and un? der the bouse and In tlie walls of the cellar; hence the house is damp, and damp houses foster illness. A house that has been standing for a year or so is much more healthful than a new one.?Minneapolis Journal. rnuiuunrtrno wu ??????. Burprising Richness of Color end Wealth of Detail Secured. It ls a simple matter to print photo? graphs upon the ordinary red apple, the tomato and smooth skinned pump? kin If one goes about lt In the right way. In addition to the process being most simple, there is no expense In? curred, not eveu for so cheap a chem? ical as hypo, as no chemical or water is required, while the resultant prints ?an only be said to be as permanent as the support on which the image ia formed. The skin of an apple, tomato or pumpkin, particularly at a certain stage of its ripening, bears a strong resemblance to our photographic plates and printing paper for the reason that it ls sensitive to light. It is this sensi? tiveness to light that causes the side exposed to the sun to burn red or yellow, and, as one can often notice", where a leaf intervenes to cut off the light close to Ihe pumpkin, apple or tomato it will print an outline of it? self, a silhouette, as lt were, In green upon the red or yellow ground. It waa through noticing this that I conceived the idea of printing from a negative upon the same surface. My first at? tempt was with apples. I first hunted out an apple having a leaf close to ita surface, placed a piece of glass be? neath the leaf and on it cut my Initials with a sliarp knife. 1 then removed the glass and pasted the leaf firmly to the apple so lt would not be blown away by the wind and left it for a week. At the end of that time I took the apple, soaked off the leaf and found my Initials in bright red on a light green ground having the outline of the leaf. My success prompted me to try an actual photograph or one printed from a photograph negative. To thia end I selected some apples of the red variety that were yet green and en eased them in bags made of the black paper In which plates and paper are usually packed. These bags were left on for ten days to exclude the light and add to the sensitiveness of the surface. At the end of this time the bags were removed and film negatives were pasted in position by using the white of an egg. This white of an egg I found later to be the only adhesive that would not show In the print. In order that all except the Image when printed might be green the apples were again inclosed In the protecting bags, this time an opening a little larger than the portrait being cut opposite the film. This acted much as would a vignetting device over a printing frame and greatly enhanced the results. Oth? er apples were given negatives made by Scratching monograms, Initials and sketches In spoiled films with an etch? ing knife aud attached In the same manner and provided with the same protection for the remainder of the Bur face. The richness of color and wealth of detail that can be secured in this way are really astonishing. I am tempt? ed to say that the results ate superior to any that could be obtained on pho? tographic papers. A week was allowed fer printing. The fine deep red of the picture upon the delicate green of the ground must be seen to be fully appre? ciated. Only nature could give Just the exact tones of the two colors that would harmonize so perfectly. The method for printing on tomatoes or pumpkins is tlie same as for apples. I hope that others wiil try the experi? ment, and I can assure them that they will be amply repaid for their trouble. ?St. Nicholas. King Alfonso's Horoscope. Repeated rumors concerning King Alfonso's death bring to mind his horoscope of twelve years ago. This was said to be almost as fortunate as Queen Victoria's. "Spain will become very prosperous under his reign, and he will live to be an old man. He will enjoy good health, but be liable to weakness of the stomach, liver and in? testines. Ile will also have some kid? ney trouble If he does not lead a tem? perate life. He will marry early in life and will be very fortunate In his marriage. His wife will live to a good old age, but he will outlive her. She may bring him three children, only one of which may live. He will meet with many accidents, particularly to the head, face and abdomen, and ls very likely to get a scar on his face that he will carry through life. His horoscope ls fortunate for overcoming his ene? mies both in war and diplomacy."? New York Press. "His Office Clothes." Maggie was that rare creation, a per ', feet laundress, and the Jones family rejoiced In her, with tho exception of Mr. Jones, who said that he did not approve of Maggie starching his pa? jamas, and Mrs, Jones promised that Maggie should be spoken to. "Magirie," she began diplomatically; "you need not be so very particular about Mr. Jones' pajamas. Don't starch them at all. Just iron them out smoothly." Staggie looked at Mrs. Jones reprov? ingly. "Sure, ma'am," she responded, "I don't begrudge the work, lt's mesllf wants Mr. Jones' office clothes to look os well as I can make 'em."?Youth's Companion. Cheering Him Up. Little Elmer?Grampa, why do you look so sad? Grampa?I was Just thinking. Here I am sixty years of auc. and I have never done anything that will be likely to make posterity remember mt. Little Elmer?Oh, well, don't worry. Mebby you'll still have a chance to live In history as some? body's grandfather. Couldn't Risk lt. First Sportswoman (after jumping a stile)?Come along. Do have a try! Second Sportswoman?Oh, lt's all very well for you to risk your neck, but I'm going to be married next week!? Punch. i A Collector of Coin. Ostend?Pa, what ls a numismatist? Pa?A numismatist, my son, is a col? lector of coins. Ostend?And, pa? Pa Well, my son? Ostend?Is a head walt? er a numismatist? -Chicago News. Sometimes a noble failure serves the world as faithfully as a distinguished I success.?Dowden.