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!?!!? VOLUME XXVII. ACCOMAC CH., VA., SATURDAY, MAY 23. 1908. NUMBER 47. ure or the negro appeared nt tho door. 1 JOHN S. PARSONS, Attorney-at-Law, Aceomac Courthouse, Va. Will practice in all courts of Aceo? mac aud Northampton Counties. BEN T. GUNTER, Attorney-at-Law, Aceomac C. H., Va., Will practice in all the courts of | Aceomac and Northampton counties i S. JAMES TURLINGTON Attoruey-at-Law. Offices?Aceomac C. H. and Fair Oaks, Va. Practices in all the courts on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. JNO. R. and J. HARRY REW, Attorneys-at-Law. Offices?Aceomac C. II. nnd Parks ley. At Aceomac C. H., every Wed? nesday. Will practice In all the courts oh the Eastern Shore of Virginia. ROY 1). WHITE, -Attorney-at-Law, Offices: Parksley and Aceomac C. H. Practices in all courts of Aceomac a id Northampton Counties. Prompt attention to all husiuesB. WA KN KU A MKS, -Attorney-at-Law, Offices : Aceomac C. IL and Onancock. At Aceomac C. H. every Wednesday ?nd Friday. Will practice in all the courts of Aceomac ami Northampton counties. JOHN K. NOTTINGHAM, JR., ? A ITO KN KY-AT-LA W,? Frank to wn, Ya Practices in all the courts on tilt Eastern Shore of Virginia. Will be at Eastville aud Aceomac C H. tirs-t day of every court and at East ville every Wednesday. Otho F. Mears. ti. Walter Mapp MEARS & MAPI', -Attorneys-at-Law, Offices : Eastville, Northampton County and AOCOmsek Court Houm Practice in all court-on tlie Fasten Shore of Virginia. L. FLOYD NOCK, ? ATTORN EY-AT-1,AW,? Aceomac C H., Va. Practices in all the courts on thi Eastern Shore of Virginia. Dr. H. D. LILLISTON, DENTIST. ?Accomack Court House, Va.? Office hours from 9 a. m. to 6 p. m. Wil ?>e at Parksley every Tuesday. FRED. E. RUEDIGER ? County 8 u r v e y o R, Accomac C. H., Va. Thoroughly equipped with latest am best instruments, offers his service*-1 he citizeus of Aceomac County. Will meet all engagements promptlj 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 Vi Hotel Tull, New Church, Va., P. 0. Massey, Va., L. J. TULL &, SON, Proprietoi Board at reasonable rates. All trains met. Phone messages promptly atten ed to. The patronage of the public s licited. FIRST-CLASS LIVERY rlTTflCHE Phones in hotel of Diamond State and of Aceomac and North? ampton Telephone Co. White Hotel and Liver CaDt. Wm. T. Mister, Proprietor Hotel. Harry T. White & Son, Proprietor of Livery. Hay and feed dealers?Wholes Grocers and Brokers and Mfr's. agei Harry T. White & Son, Bloomtown. Va. IN & MASON CO Call attentiou to their large stock Sash, Doors, Blinds, Mouldin Builders' Hardware, Shing Laths, Lime, Bricks, and Bu ing Material generally, Pail Oils and Painters' Supplies. We are prepared to cut house bil order; also manufacture barrel st and heads of good quality. Our | mill will run every Saturday, Notwithstanding reports to the tra ry We shall at all times be please show our goods and invite you to and inspect our stock before ma your purchases and we will save money. MARTIN & MASON CC Harborton Va, B. T. GUNTER, President. UNITED STY Ol Customers extended every accommodation consist? ent with conservative banking. Strictly a home institution. wwW We Pay In General Repair Shop and Railway We, the undersigned. hav< opened ar agener ;il repair shop ami railway at Wai ll.\ PREAOUE, VA., and we are now in a position to ilo all kinds ol repairing to Guns, Bi Automobiles, Carts, Carriages, &c. Boal intr. installing and r> i airing gasoline engine* a specialty. We can also furnish, under short notice, Tobin bronte shafting any size ami length, copper, yellow metal and Muntze metal in sheet! amt bara, proi i We also furnish tbe Harthan propeller the most speedy wheel on the market and none genuine units', stamped "Harthan," Galvanized stu-! gasoline t-uiks tin-lust.1 Carbureters, Vapo iIzers, Magnetoes Oil and Grease ' lips, 11 Pipe and Fittings, Insulated Wire, Switches, Batteries,Coils, Edison's Wet ii ts, I oil. ftc., ftc. Wt-arr also agents for the Harris, Fay and Bowens and Ttx I * I Motors. TbeToquet Special Single Cylinder Moto more good points than any cheap motor on the market and w will compare them with tl ol the two cycle type. They gre medium wt ighl and built l<> stand hard service, free of vibration and very speedy. Allthejointsareeitbei ? or ground Ino packing about them t<> blow out), tapered bored tlj wheel wliieh is easily :. connecting rod. crank, shaft and bearings are larger than most ot the engines oi the same v. er. We can furnish motors and equipments at the following prices: 6 li. p. 1185.00, 3 \ h. p, H05.00, iii h. p.186.00. The equipment consists of the following: 1 Galvanized Steel Gasoline Tank 'best make'. 1 Set Batteries with wire, switch and coil. 1 Strainer and water connections I intakes and overflow, i 1 piece rubber hose. 12 ft. seamless brass gasoline pipe with fittings. 5 to 7 H. Tobin bronze shaft. Longer lengths cost extra. -1 Bronze propeller winvi .oed or, towing. 1 Broiv.e stuffinK box with lay screws. Catalogue and prices and any other informa? tion you desire is yours for the asking. We also have a list of second-hand engines we will sell cheap. Kellam & Cropper, Wachapreague, Va. Tell your engine troubles to Cii-Tle* Cropper. He is our doctor and nevtu loses a patient. Builders' Material We have a large line of all kinds o BUILDERS' MAT-;iiIAL, and can save you money if you wil call to see us. We name in part: DOORS, SASH, BUNDS, MOULDINGS' MANTELS. NEWELS, GABLE ORNA? MENTS, BRACKETS, LATHS, BRICK* sq INGLES, HAIR, LIME. CEMENT, <fcc, & A trial order will convince you tha we can save you money. Let us nive you our prices. G. T. BENSON & CO., Keller, Va. NEW YORK. PHILA. & NORFOLK R.P Train Schedule in Effect Jan. G. 190s. ale its. of ?gs, les, ild ats, ls to aves grist con J to call king you South-Bound Trains. 47 49 a.m. New York.7 80 Philadelphia.10 00 Wilmington . . . .10 44 Baltimore . ... 9 00 Delmar ...... 1 :J0 Salisbury.1 41 Cape Charles .... 4 30 Old Point Comfort. 6 25 Norfolk . . (arrive'. 7 i"i 49 p.m. 900 11 22 12 05 7 63 301 3 10 6 15 H 10 9 05 p.m. a.m. a.m. p.m. 900 11 Xi 12 06 7 :.i 3 01 3 10 6 15 8 10 905 D.l ia: 3 3 1: I North-Bound Trains. 48 50 Leave a.m. p.m. Norfolk.7 20 6 00 Old Point Comfort. 8 05 7 00 Cape Charles .... 10 20 915 Salisbury.12 67 12 30 Deimar.1 06 12 45 p.m. a.m. Arrive p.m. Wilmington .... 349 Philadelphia.4 33 Baltimore.5 22 New York.7 00 p.m. R. B.COOKE, Traffic Manager. a.m. 4 io 518 6 01 800 a.m. 700 7 ll p.m. p.m. 10 17 1100 1135 1 IC p.m. J. O. RODGERS Superintend Notice of Dissolution of Partnersh Notice is hereby given that on Jai ary 1st, 1908, the firm of W. N. ( nant, Henry W. Conant and Willi; T. Conant, heretofore partners uni the firm name and style of W. N. < nant & Son., doing business at Ch coteague, Va., was dissolved, W. Conant retiring from said firm on s date. The business ever since s date,has been and will continue to carried on by the said Henry W. I nant and William T. Conant, un the old firm name and style of W. Conant & Son, to whom all indebt ness to the old firm is payable ? who assume all its liabilities. W. N. Conant, Henry W. Conant, Wm. T. Conant. W. C. PARSONS, Cushier. VERNON BURTON, Asst. Cashier. Merchants National Bank, HES GOVERNMENT DEPOSITORY, fl LEY, V i Thc smallest depositor re? ceives as prompt and courteous) treatment as the largest. Managed entirely* by our home people. terest on TS nie Depo?5tse Established in 1862. C. S. Schermerhorn 8c Son, Receiver*, Shipp ts, Dealers, Grain, Hay and Mill Feeds, Seed Oats, Linseed Meal, Col I Meal Gluten Peed, Also Distributors ol the Purina Poultry feeds. 127 AND 129 CHEAPSIDE, Near Pratt Street. - - BALTIMORE, MI). The Parksley Manufacturing Co., inc., RETAILERS AND JOBBERS OF ALL KINDS OF ?4-BUILDERS SUPPLIES' lu fact wo can furnish everything in the most up-to-date (wildinga from tin foundation to the roof. SVe also make a ol cont rael int,' for HOUSE BUILDING and will guarantee satisfaction. We can furnish the Pamoos Florida (lear; Shingle* made from Gull Cypress at right prices. Wean agents for the BEMIS TRANSPLANTER, the ono that has taken the prize over all others. We carry FARMING UTENSILS of all kinds. The most up-to-date COOK BTO\ ES and Ranges and Cooking Ware. A line line of nickle goods always on ham!. In thc BUILDING MATERIAL LINE we can tarnish extras and estimates on short notice. We havo the best lines of PAINT and Painters Supplies that is on the market, and many other things in our line too numerous to mention. In fact we have the most up to-date sto.-e of itu kind on thr (?'hore. Call and see our afore and thi. will convince von of these facts. We are manufacturers of all kinds of LUMBER and BARREL MATERIALS and retailers and jobbers ot all kinds of FEED, such as Corn, Hay, Middlings, Bran ftc. PARKSLEY, VIRGINIA. Watch This 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. cTVlcMath, Onlejr, Va. Jobber and Manufacturers' Sales Agent. Farmers Attention. Call on us for FERTILIZERS-= = Pf^ k1'"--*'* *nd at lowest margin of profit. HAY-3*-*'*'** grades, al lowest prices and in quantities to snit. Potato Bed Glass. Farmers Supplies Generally. Bay delivered to anyone in car load lots at any railroad station o Eastern Shore J. AV. BARNES, Bloxom, Va. E. W.JPOLK, MERCHANT TAILOR, Pocomoke City, Md. ti?* Will visit Aceomac C. II., every court day. am Ier Jo in N. aid aid be l'o der N. ed md It isMjur own fault ify6u wear uncom? fortable Shoes intkDOlErMKDISOfl there isa style and a Last foreveryfoot- Select the style and the leather-Then det fitted-andjSur Shoe troubles are overf sow BrfimmmmE dealers $3-00 S3-50 S4-oo vaamawmmwata J A Question of Home Economics. Hy .). LUDLTJM LRE. I 1908, by Associated Lltcrnry I'ress. "My country, right or wrong, but s;iii my country," murmured Eleanor Wright with great satisfaction ns she I i???? 1 through the open window nt tho npplo trees laden with gorgeous blos Bbe loved Hie place and every stick niul stone on lt. It was hors by righi, of Inheritance, and she would lt for no man. Trie, her old nurse, Roxanna, hnd forsaken her to become the bride of Abraham, the head gardener on the adjoining est site, and lt seemed as If a landmark hud been torn up by the very roots. Ono must learn to part with landmarks, so Eleanor had promised to go to Rozanna's wedding. She Jumped Into the little runabout which was waiting for lier nt the door. No groom attended her, for all tho darkle* on (he place had been giren' a holiday that they, too, night attend the wedding. She drove down the fa? miliar laue to the cabin In the woods, where hundreds of darkies had con? gregated. Only ono other white per -.111 was in sight, a tall, lithe youth astride a roan horse. Most of the colored mon wore white linen suits, Immaculately clean, and tarried canes of crooked old birch and 1 '"kory. The women were arrayed to shame Solomon lu all lils glory. They drew saide as tbe two white persons came Into their midst. Eleanor drove up nt tho side of the house and do? led with tho aid of many black hands. Tho tall youth stayed on his horse and took up a stand near the front door. Ann In arin the bride nnd groom cami; from the house, and under the old apple tree at the side of the cabin the nv-t famous colored preach? er In the south made them man and wife. Eleanor shook the groom by tho hand and told bim to guard well his precious helpmate. She kissed tho black face of Roxanna, who had been her constant attendant since babyhood. Then, blinded by tears, she Jumped into her little runabout and started for home. < hoers nnd hallelullahs rang upon the air. Bright bandannas were Hung high, nnd hickory sticks wavered lu circles'. After twenty years of persist? ent courtship Roxanna and Abraham were married! Eleanor turned to look baa*, at the happy throng, and her horse shied. She was a good little horsewoman nnd took a t rm grip on the reins, bul too late: The "loree had the blt in his I and huh ruining at terrific speed LTJfo 11$ m wagon rocked from ono shh of the road to another, Eleanor sway Ing with lt Down the road, past phil orchards and green fields, swaying swaying?and then black nothing. She opened her eyes to gaze inti those of tho youth who had attendee the wedding. "I'm Dick Ewing, your next dooi neighbor," he explained as he mad* her a blt more comfortable by propping her up. "Abraham ls our gardener, yoi know," he contluuod, "and I saw yoi nt the wedding. You seem to have for gotten me. How's your bead, oh?" Eleanor had known Dick Ewin) when she was a child. The Inst timi they had met he had called "tomboy' at her as she climbed over tho fenci which divided the Ewing place fron the Wright plantation. Then he ha< been sent to Germany at the behest o a wealthy uncle. He seemed to divine her thoughts. "I got back the other day?Just 1: time for the wedding," and ho laughfe an Infectious laugh. "Hut this lino o conversation ls not getting yon home I don't know Just how to do lt. I don' suppose there's a sober darky this sid of the Mason and Dixon linc -all n the wedding drinking Wright cidci Ymir wagon ls smashed, oh, I sa} couldn't yon sit my horse, and I'll wal alongside? We're most there, yo know." Ile Inspired confidence. Eleanor gat! erod up her torn skirt nnd with Dick' assistance mounted the horse. On th way home the time was spent In o: planatJons. Ile had much to tell c student lifo In Germany. Now a fu Hedged doctor, ho had como home 1 practice In the south. Dor tale WI ? simple, nn uneventful life i home, with Itoxanna always guardlr her. "I Just don't know how I'll ever gi along without her. Do you know, seldom oveu put a hairpin in my hair' said Eleanor, with a helpless, nppef Ing expression that touched Dick heart as If some tragedy had ovortaki her. "Don't you talk. I expect the f mons gardens of the Ewing estate a now go to rack and ruin, for Abraha will be home making love Instead wielding the hoe," said Dick In a mn cullnc attempt at sympathy. Eleanor was safely deposited on tl front porch, with her mother aime hysterical In gratitude to their nelg bor, "I may come again, please?" he sa as he extended his hand to Elenni 'Trovlded, of course, that 1 don't ha to take a haud at the garden," ho ad ed, with some sarcasm. "Oh, do come over!" cordially nssei od Eleanor. "I shall probably bo ; pinned up the back and wearing r hair in a pigtail, because without Ile anna?well, come over and see for yoi solf." Dick was very busy the next day o Ing to the promotion of the second m as overseer during Abraham's hom moon. The underservauta resented 1 authority, and Dick was at his wi end to mollify them, assuring them tt Abraham would he back In a f< days and peace would once more rel| Mrs. Ewing wept and said lt sen Dick right. Fie ought not to have lowed the gardener to marry. The s ond morning things were at a sta: still all over the place. None of 1 darkles would work at all, and D Jumped on his horse and rode down the cabin where the bride and gro were "just restln' " as a bridal trip. "When did you think of coming ba Abraham?" asked Dick as the tall "Mlstali DICK, 1 just ueeu urania with Roxanna. She say I should go work for her folks, nn' when a man's married"? Abraham sighed. Dick Ewing wns a true southerner nnd would not stoop to ask favors of a negro. Ho wheeled around and half? way down the lane met Elennor, sit? ting her grny horse ns if born to the saddle. "Good morning!" she sang out mer? rily. "I'm on my wny to beg Roxanna to return to her old duties. My hair's in a snarl, my shoes are losing all their buttons and?well, I must have my Rozanna." Dick smiled, not without malice. "I io come along and Join me. A. man always lends dignity to an attack of this sort," continued Eleanor, And Dick turned his horse's head In the same direction. Roxanna was called to the door, where Abraham had stood a few mo? ments before, and her mistress Im? plored her to return. She offered the sumo excuse that had greeted Dick. "Miss 'Xor, Abraham seems like he thinks I ought to work for his folks, an' when you're married"? Eleanor and Dick wheeled about and rode down the lane at full speed. Con? versation seemed to lag until tbey reached tho spacious porch of the Wright homo. "Let's talk the matter over seriously, Eleanor," said Dick. "I may call you Eleanor, mayn't I? And let's us go j back to the old time chumminess of childhood." Eleanor looked nt the fence where they had parted In anger?but she ac? quiesced. "Tho other day as I was going to that Infernal darky wedding which up? set two erstwhile happy homes I stop lied under the old apple tree by the turn of the road, and I roached up to gather some blossoms," bogan Dick. Eleanor leaned forward as If listen? ing to an Interesting story. "They were out of my reach, and when I found that I could not get them I felt as If I had lost something which had Deter really been mine, yet something which I had always coveted subcon? sciously." Eleanor smiled, with a suggestion of a blush. "So lt ls with something else, Elea? nor," ho continued. "Yon are that something el60. All my life I have wanted my little neighbor. As a boy 1 teased you, bat I wanted you. As a man I missed you In Germany. I love you, and I must have you. Perhaps I am reaching up too far. Fcrhaps you are way above me, as the blossoms were." He hesitated as if walting for an an? swer. Eleanor leaned back In her chair. Her lips twitched. lier eyes danced. "Dick, tell mc truly one thing, and I will answer your question." Ile rose and stood beside^hor In the golden sunlight. J-Joicf 8ft breezes blew a few petals on them both. "Dick Ewing, on yom honor, do you want mo?just me, Eleanor Wright?or do you want Roxanna and Abraham?" Two hearty young laughs resounded through the air. "Honest Injun, dear, I vtunt Just you, and I want you, as they say In the song, 'Because You're You,'" emphat? ically declared Dick as he drew a no! unwilling captive within hts arms, Eleanor pushed him aside and with mock dignity said: "Come, dear?yes, dear Dick?lot's gc back to the old cabin and see If Rox? anna and Abraham will come and work for us." Many Times Married. There are some very remarkable in? stances of people who havo been mar ried a large number of times, and alsc of husbands nnd wives who have livec" together to an extraordinary age. St Jerome mentions a woman who mar ried her twenty-second husband, who In his turn, had hoon married to twen ty wives. There is an instance re corded in Bordeaux in 1772 of a mai who had boen married sixteen times A woman named Elizabeth Nase, wh( died in Florence In 17C8, had been mar ried to seven husbands, her last wed ding taking place when she was seven ty years of age. Numerous cases exls nil over the world of people who havi been married four, five or six tlmoa In 1708 a couple was living In Esse who had been married elghty-om years, the husband being 107 years oh and his wife only four years younger These cases are also not isolated ones and lt ls somewhat remarkable that ii most of such instances when one ha died the survivor has died the nex day. _ His Heaven. "What does you reckon yer'Il Uko te do w'en you gits ter glory?" "Weil," said Brother Dickey, "sine you put de question ter me, I'll mak answer ter lt: Ef dey lets m6 have m way, I'll des lay back on a white clou an' let de heavenly winds blow m furn star to star."?Atlanta Constltv tion. Her Day Out. Mr. Subbubs?Great heavens, Lue] Mary Ann tried to start the fire wit gun cotton, aud she has be*u blow through the roof! Mrs. Subbubs Never mind; it's her day out anrbov ?Exchange. ^ Horses and Music. Horses are particularly sensitive music. Guenoe. who carefully studh the matter, quotes the following eui ous fact: "In 1892 the Fifty-eighth re Iment of Infantry was making a ml tary test march when tho music strm up. The young horse of Captain I R. hastened forward and placed Use In spite of its rider, behind the last rai of the musicians. Then lt followi peacefully, giving obvious signs pleasure. "When the music ceased tbe capta was able to resume his place at tl bead of his company, but the bai struck up again, and the horse, n< withstanding tho efforts of Captain I R., galloped ahead and once mo placed Itself behind the muslclar This happened every time the bai played," Lions have been found to listen wi marked Joy to the plano. They appi elate the top notes and the medlui ck, but roar terribly when the bass ke Ag- are struck loudly.?Paris Revue. Heart to Heart Talks. By EDWIN A. NYE. Copyright, 1908, by Edwin A. Nye. JUDGE NOT. "He ls an old tightwad." That much the writer heard, and he listened to this further arraignment of the absent subject: "1 tell you, he Is the stingiest man in town. He Insists on the last red cent that ls coming to him. He ls as close as the bark on a tree, and it ls well known he gives nothing away In a worthy cause." Severe, but? As the writer happened to know In this case, lt was only half the -mth. True, the man referred to is close In his dealings, but this ls also true: If he insists upon what is due him he is also rendy to pay to the last cent what he owes. His bills nre promptly met He ls recognized as an honest man. His credit is good. And this cannot al? ways bo said of some other men with a reputation for generosity. He de? mands no more than ho is willing to concede. If he ls Insistent upon full payment, he ls also ready with his own check book. But There ls another 9lde to his charac? ter hidden from the public view. Let us turn the shield .around. This individual who is called stingy and close fisted has a largo family. Ile ls fairly prosperous, but he needs all his money. Ile slaves and saves not for himself, but for his family. He would perhaps like to bo generous and charitable in giving, but for the sake of the dear ones he must drive haul bargains and insist upon full payment of his due. Ile even stints himself for their sakes. More yet One of this man's children ls a life cripple. Another is incapable of mak? ing its way In tho world. And he is educating an orphan niece. The person who called him a tightwad didn't know that. Stingy? No. nard hearted? No. He lavishes all his strength nnd all his money and all his tenderness on those who need his first and greatest care. Ile does this deliberately and without regret and without self pity. He ls not a demonstrative man. He is not built that way. And yet his In? timate friends know how his big heart yearns over those helpless ones. Stern and cold? Maybe. He doesn't wear his heart on his sleeve. And for many yen rs ho has buffeted* the waves of crushing trouble and dally sorrow. Ile may have a false view of things, but he no doubt feels that he must tight a world that knows and cares little for him or his. So men call him hard and unfeel? ing, whereas In reality he' is as tender as a child. You see, exteriors are deceptive. You do not know what a man's thorn in the flesh may lie by looking at him from the outside. Therefore? "Judge not lest ye be Judged." KEEP CLEAN INSIDE. Young man: Deliberately Insult the man whe starts to tell a smutty story In youl presence by turning on your heel. Such a corruptionist has no mon right to steal your pure thoughts that he has to put his hand Into your pocke and take your money. These retailers of filth are whltei sepulchers?clean on tho outside, bu Inwardly filled with dead meu's bones They are debaucher" of clean minds robbers of purity. You should never permit yourself t listen to an Improper story?a stor; you would not care to repeat to you mother or your sister. The filthy sug gestiveness will soak iuto your mem ory as spilled Ink soaks into blottlnj paper. Allow uo man to drag your mini through a sewer. Do you know there ls many a mai who would sacrifice much today to b able to wipe from his memory 6ome o the things he listened to when a boy? The man who will deliberately repea a risque story In tho presence of youth deserves no respect He ls a Incarnate devil of meannegs. Ho I fanning a coarse picture on clea walls. No gentleman will tell a story b could not tell in the presence of ladle: Do you remember what Goner; Grant said to the officer who began I tell a story, remarking, "There are c ladies present," whereupon the silet soldier quickly retorted, "There ai gentlemen present?" Keep your mind unsullied. A foi suggestion may harden Into a habit < thought that will lead you far astray. Keep clean inside. It is more a matter of importam that you should keep the dirt off yoi soul than to keep it off your clothes. His View of lt. A little boy had been sent to tl dairy to get some eggs, and on li way back he dropped the basket co tainlng them. "How many did you break?" ask his mother. "Oh, I didn't break any," be replie "but the shells came off some them." Keeping His Word. Mrs. Fogarty (in fashionable reata rant)?Now, fer goodness' sake, Mil don't order Irish stew. Mr. Fogarty- All right, I won't, dei Walther, fetch me ayther some Ilitx alan suey or Celtic goulash!?Puck. She Didn't Understand. "Can you tell your present fianc ring?" inquired the romantic girl ast doorbell sounded.. "Why. certainly," answered her pr tical friend. "It's the newest of 1 lot."?St. Louis Republic. Heart to Heart Talks. By EDWIN A. NYE. Copyright. MOS, by Edwin A. Nye. A BRIDE AND A WOODEN LEG. ! This ls an Iliad of a woman's wooden leg. A Pittsburg dentist has been sued by a physician of the same city for the re? covery of $100. the price of a wooden leg furnished some years ago for the young woman who afterward became the dentist's wife. And the questions ask themselves: Is the wooden limb of a bride a part of the bride's person or an accessory after the fact? Does the man who marries a girl with an artificial member take that leg "to have and to hold, to love, cherish and protect, for better or for worse, till death do them part?" Attorneys for the plaintiff, lt ls un? derstood, did not claim that the wooden member was part and parcel of the person married. They put their claim upon tho peg that when a man marries he assumes all the Indebtedness, of the wife. Which in this case seems reasonable. Because in event of the wife's death the husband falls heir to her property. Manifestly, should the wife die her husband would be seized of tbe wooden leg. On the other hand Attorneys for the husband make the natural defense that tbe doctor did not marry the limb of wood, that lt did not enter Into the nuptial contract, that tbe doctor assumed no uuusual obliga? tion respecting lt and that lt was not more a patt of the woman ho married than her gown or her shoes. From which lt would seem the dis? cussion at the trial did not leave either side a leg to stand upon. The court, however, decided that the husband must pay for the limb, where? upon he appealed. Doubtless the court was right. The husband may not have had ad? vance knowledge respecting the wood? en leg, or, having this knowledge, chivalry would dictate his claiming that he did not know. Tho fact ls, when the dentist courted his wifo he courted her wooden leg and all, nnd when he married her he married wooden leg nnd all. The family should stand smilingly on Its three legs and pay the physi? cian's bllL MARTIAL MORTALS. The human race Is a brave race. It ls proved by the fact that It con? tinues to live. While lt requires brav? ely to die, it requires more bravery to live. And humaulty ls so stout hearted lt fights the battle of life so long as it can fight Occasionally a tired, sick hearted one surrenders, but he ls tho exception. Humanity ls brave. Men and women daily face conflicts that might well daunt the Intrepid gods. Think you because they go about with smiling faces there are no tasks that test all their fortitude, no sorrows that must be courageously borne? Humanity ls brave. Here ls one fighting to keep in sub? jection his lower nature. Think of the duels he fights! Who knows the striv? ings of his defeats, the gallantry of his victories? He is a brave man, as brave as ever couched a lance in rest against a foe. And here ls one who tackles the wild beasts In the arena of business competition and one who struggles with a great sorrow. Humanity Ls brave. This woman faces poverty and limi? tations, or anxiety, or pain, strain on nerve or sympathy. An archangel might well shudder to undertake tho whole gamut of suffering that cornea with wlfohood and motherhood. And there ls no shrinking. Woman dies aud gives no sign. Woman lives and smiles In the front of Fate! Humanity ls brave. In this strenuous life of ours the real mon and women sleep each night as tho soldier sleeps?on the batttlefleld. And reveille wakes each martial mor? tal to daily battle?some to fight the good fight with hands and some with brains and some with hearts. Look about you. Is it not true? You may even seo some who nre fighting with broken sword. Yes, humanity is brave. But it needs to repeat daily tbe prayer of Robert Louis Stevenson: "The day returns and brings us tho round of irritating concerns and du? ties. Help us to play the man; help us to perform them with laughter andi kind faces; let cheerfulness abound with industry. Give us to go blithely on our business all this day, bring us lo our resting place weary and content and undishonored and grant us In the end the spirit of sleep. Amen." Some Famous Faces. Napoleon, with a faoo as If lt had been modeled from a Greek cameo, was never, In Talleyrand's Judgment nt all events, quite a gentleman. He gesticulated too much ard was alto? gether too violent for the correct taste of the great noble trained under the old regime. Perfection of body ls not necessary, either, for many misshaped men have been dignified even when they were not, like the Due de Ven? dome, princes of the Hiles in days when that distinction meant so much. Little men aud wizened men hare both Inspired awe, for great soldiers trembled if Louis XIV. frowned, and no man received without weakened knees a rebuke from William III. Tho protruding underlip of the Hapsburgs has never detracted from their majes? ty, and Victor Emmanuel, who, for all his good manners, always suggested to the onlooker a bull face to face with the matadore, was for all that every Inch a king.?London Spectator.