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VOLUME XVIII. Weally Journal Detotad to tha Inteiests cf Lancaster County in Patticulai; the hontiem Kecli and Rappahannock lalley in General, and tha World at large. IRVINGTON, VIRGINIA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1909. NtJMBEB 52. CHAS. M. STRUVEN & CO., STEAMSHIP, FACTORY AND MACHINISTS' SUPPLIES. WHOLESALE GROCERS AND ' SHIP CHANDLERS. Braksrs and Commission Merchants For MENHADEN FISH SCRAP AND FISH OIL. 114 S. FREDERICK STREET., BALTIMORE, MD. E<*tHt!lUhc.t ln 1802. C. S. SCHERMERHORN &. SON, Kccelvere, BklppaffS, Dealera, UtiAlN. I1A.Y, PKIIDS, ilKHfettO MR\L, HOTTON HKKlv Mi;VI,. BK8T STONK M M K IN HAHKKI.N. Also Diatrlbulors of THK PUltlNA POUliTUY KKKII8, 127 and 129 Cheapside, i??* ***** *??*? PUTI^SORE, MD. \ 1 tt'il N I V b\WS iViMIM.I^b **. | II. SASH, DOORS AND BLINDS, WINDOW AND DOJR FRAMES, HA.HDWARE, PORCH AND STAIN WORK, PAINTS, OILS AND GLASS. CLARK SASH & DOOR CORPORATION, FRANK T. CLARK, Pres. and Manag^r, Cor. sPlillYie miicI vKni u!< >lpli ?>ts., NORFOLK, = - VIlvTrlNIA. THE HAWKS-MAUP1N CO., SASH, MANTELS, PAINTS, BUILDING, DOORS, TILING, OILS, PAPERS, BLINDS, GRATES, GLASS, VARNISHES, MOULDINGS, BRACKETS, ETC. 1IS-II7 HIGH STREET, PORTSMOUTH, VA. \_"_ ??S^aa^aag^aaaaaaaaaaaaKaaaaa?aayn^raaaaaaaaaaaaaS3aj| fRANK T. CLARK COMPANY, LTD., Saah., Doora and Bliuds Paints, Oila and Glaas, Oabiuet Mantela, Tilea and Grates, Paroi i aud Naoonaet Rooflng and vSa^athing. WRITE FOR PRICES. FRANK T. CLARK CO., Ltd., 96-98 38Q0KE 1VENUE._NORFOLK, VIRGINIA. MONUMENTS AND GRAVESTONES IN MAKltl.K \V|? ORAN1TE. We pay frcight and guarantee aafe delivery. As we employ no Canvassera or Agenta no committeioiis must be added to our prices, iherefore we can uae tirat cla*s nuiUriul and finisb it right. LARSBAT RTCtri IN THE SOUTH. When in Norfolk call on ua. You will ftnd what you waat; aawtuid knuw whalyou ur<- huying and can ir^t it tjuurkly. 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BAIRD, CENERAL FIRE INSURANCE. ratTornre ani? hiione- WAR8AW, VIRCINIA. Repreaenting Compnnii-s havinp; combined aase.U uf over $ 1 1.000,000. WtMltrKi* HREMEN FIRE INSURANCE CO.. Haroburjr. Uernany. flHulMA FIRE A STaRINE INSl'R tNCF. C0M Rirhmond, Vs. SPRINUFlELli FIRE A MARINE l>*l KANTE VO.. Sprinirfleld, Maa?. V1R01NIA STATE INSURANCE 10.. Richmond, Va THE CREAT POLIGV-HOLDERS' CO. ?^_1. Why ia tt that the Uoion Cent .?> while Us premiarns are !ow, can pay a the largesl divldendu? lat. Becaoae the company 1b chole> ln <*>?< tintr It* rlafe*. 0?naeqaenr?-i . ow death ratc snd. Because for twenty years It nH. ifltatHaaaJ tha hirheit tntereat rate. *f 2. With what reanltr a We furnlah inaximnm laaaasras* . ,,, minlmnm cost. Before taking Life Inaurance -rn, ...r ratss Ia the great Poltcy-h >Mt-r Oompany. (C. P. PALMFR and ' M MMiimg KUmarnonk Va Ac?aelaa:< A. O. BALL, Molnsk v . (U. S. *THlNOKtfLi.t>* . ?<t?.n.iy. Va. "IF I WfcRE YOU." HE. "If I were you I would not stem So ptoud. aloof and chill To one whose all-absorbing dream Ia but to do your will. If I were you I would not be So dreadfully disdainful? To one aa aensitive aa me. It'a really rather painful." SHE. "If I were you I would not say 'Aa aensitive as me'; It gives your ignorance away For all the world to see. If I were you I would not waete My precious time in w.aiing; With manly dutu-s to be faced, I would be up and doing." HE. "If I were you I'd give some hope Of blish in days to como. Then with adventure I would cope, And march with fife and drum. A chance to glory I'd not miss; But, ?re I find or niake one. If I were you I'd grant a kisa-" SHE. "If I were you I'd take one." ?Jessie Pop*. (('.?nnnunieated.) THE PLANfER AND THE TONGER. W. Mcl). Lee, Editor Virginia Citizen: Dear Sir:?Some daya ago I read with ititereat your letter to the Chamber of 4?-oinmerce of Newport News relative to what had been aaid at a meeting of that body discussing tbe ubolishment of the Baytor aurvey. Having been out of the nownpaper buainena for aome months my attention has been directed to other channelt>, but whenetrer I read of a diacussion of the oyater question in Virginia I desirc to expresa my viewa on the 8ubject, and tlierefore I am inclined to believe aa you do in the matter. Aa the oyater lawa are generally draftod by aome one who ia unfamiliar with the aubject, and alwaya in favor of a few who deuire to control the bua ineaa. I am ready to take issue with them. The planting of oysters in Vir? ginia waters ia one question and the control of the natural rocks iaanother. The forraer ia carried on by a class of men who not only control the beat planting grounda in the State, but who are unwilling to give the tonger and dredger a fair price for hia oyatera when they are buying (or plants, Jn fact they aet the price and these latter people are compelled to accept what is opTered them, or nothing at all. To still fur ther accompliah their enda, this aasoci ation seema to want to dominate the lawa ao that the proflt out of theoyater buaineaa in Virginia will come to them and the tonger and dredger must do their bidding. Thia ia ahown by the diapoaition of the Chamber of Com merce at Newport News in its efforta to uae ita influence in breaking the Bay lor aurvey, when it geta ita informa lion from one of the keenest planters in the State, ignoring the tonger and dredger entirely. Ia not thi8 an ? ffort to enact lawa for the clasaea in atead of for themasaes? Again,theCom miaaion of Fiaheriea ia to conserve the natural rocks for the benefit of the cit jzena of the State, and not a few plant? ers. But if lawa are ao enacted us totie the hands of the Commiaaion it will be powerles8 to be of any good to the tonger and dredger . I do not know the proviaions of the Jordan blll, but this same Jordan, who fathered it. haa apent several thousand dollara op the aeaside in the oyster bus inesa and taken up a large area of planting grpund. Be is from that part of the State where natural oyster rocks are unknowp. He not only invested in oyater bottoms and plapted them with seed, expecting to ahow the Tidewater oyater men how to raise oyatera, but he is in the fartningpusinessalso. j under atand that he undertook to ahow the Eaatern Shore farmsr how to ti|! the 5 otato lands. Hia theory, aa I under atand it, is to plow the aoil deep for thia section as he did in the Western part of the State. All this is based on theory. But how about thesuccess? Who are the most practical in either planting oyatera or tilling the soil on the Eastern Shore? Time will tell. The Eaatern Shore soil and the Tide? water section of Virginia are both new lields of which the Valiey farmers are ignorant in knowing what is beat for them. So it ia not alwaya theory that aucceeda, but a little common sense mixed. The Chamber of Commerce bases its roncluaions on theory, while ? ?the Commission of Fiaheriea adheres to common sense and practical knowledge. Mr. Lee is famiiiar with all the de taila copnected with conserving the oyater intereats of the State and his opipiop is far more , valuable in draf t ingoyster laws than those who are af? ter controliing not only the price of oya? tera, but the very bottoms upon which they propagate. It does not take a Solomon to ditdinguieh the dirTerence between the intereats of the average tonger and dredger and the planter who is after everything in sight. Respectfully, J. B. FlTZGERALD. Cape Charles, Va. Nlght Ou Bald Mountain On a lonely ulaht Alex. Benton of Fort Edward. N.Y.. climbad Baid Mountain to the home of a neig-libor. tortured by Aathma. bent on curin? him with Dr. Kina'a New Diaeovery, that had curad himaelf of aathma. Thia wonderf ul medi cin? aoon relieved and quickiy rured hia naiahbor. l^ter It curad hia aon'a wife of a aevere lun* trouble. Mllliona believe lu the areateat Throat i and Luna oure on Earth. Couaha, CoVIa. Croup. i Hemorrhaafca and Sora I.unaa are aurety cured j by it. Beat for Hay Fever. Grlp ami Whoopina , Cutrh. U* and SJ.OU. Trial botUe free. titiaran J ?*i by ^111 COST OF LIVINf, JUMPING HIGHER. ? Richmond Timea-Diapatch.) The woe-be-pone face of Mr. Bill Settler grows longer as, day by day, he scans the list of good things to eat. He finds that September 1 has never before seen so high a price for eggs, hams, bacon, lard and cheese. He is beginning to believe that by Christmas, if he asks for bread, he will be given a stone. Eggs have jumped up into the luxury list, becauseof the demand for chickens, especially hens, and the man who can boast of a soft-boiled egg for brenkfast will soon be written up in 'Vho's Who. Hams, bacon, lard und other products porcine command fancy prices, because of the short corn crop last year, and the people with average purses are giving such food up, and substituting the more frugal and less cnstly things for the table. "Cheese," said a prominent grocer laat night, "has in a short time gone up 33 per cent. No explanation has been hitherto offered, but it is my opinion that the hiRh price of ham, bacon, etc, caused many people to use cheese as a ready substitute at a lower figure, and ao many people used cheese as a substi? tute that the demand for it has raised the price to a point unheard of before. Formerly 50 per cent. of the cheese made in Amarica was exported; now not over 5 per cent. is sent out for the foreign trade, thus showing that the internal consumption of cheese in this country has tremendously increased. "Some inventlvo genius has discov ered that whiskey may be made from table legs and sawdust, and we may now hope that another Edison of edibles will come forward and make cheese out of acorns, and hams and lard out of old-field pine. If a man can get the ingredients of a jag from the woodyard. surely we ought to be able to rake up a square meal aomewhere without having to grazein thepasture with the cattle." TISFACTORY. Health Department Kinds All Ki rahesNow Supplled Kor Harket' Are Jlealthv. The oyster situation in Virginia is' eminently satisfactory from the sani- j tary standpoint, according to an nfficial t statement given out today by the State , Health Department. Experts in the service of the department have recently j examined the oyster beda along thi; Chesapeake and have issued health certificatcs to scores of tongers and, plantera. This invi'stigation is the outcomeof the , agitation of last winter, when reports ' were circulated to the efTect that un- j heslthy oysters were being supplied to northern markets by Virginia dealers. i These reports did great damage to the ' oyster industry, and threatcned, for a time, to bankrupt a number of large' packers. At the request of the oystermen, the ! State Health Department last winter' made an investigation ot the situation ' and found that conditions had been greatly exaggerated in the northern press. A few planting beds were found in an unsanitary condition, but the' majority were above suspicion. The investigation just concluded was intended by the health authorities to i inspect the plants that were condemned ' Jast year. Health officers found thatall' the dangerous oyster grounds had been abandoned and that uniform improve ments have been made. The decision of the health authorities was received with approval by those intereated in the oyster industry htre, and has already led to general rejoicing in the oyster section of the State. SHALL A GIRL MARRY BENEATH HER "It is far better to be an old maid than to marry a man who is not one's equal." ? Mrs. Stuyvesant Fish. Mrs. Fish's whole contention that it is better to be an old maid than to mar? ry a man not one's equal hinges largely on that difficult problem pf measuring equality. Should dollar be matched against dol? lar, educational advantages against edu? cational advantages, social standing against,social standing? It would seem so, for when these things tally everybody smiles and ex? claims: "What a perfect match!" But that is just the cause of the myriad divorce court scandals that made for the elevation of the old maid's status. Men and women are matched, not mated. After all, there are but t"'o essentials that the man and woman who marry should have in common-like taste and a like high purpose to make the world a little better, a little brighter for their union. For what is so splendid as the strength of a man courageously put forth to do and dare in the big world of endeavor for his little brood? And what is so fine as the steadfastness of a woman that keeps her by his side smoothing and beautifying the way? Young woman, consider the man ? not the cut of his coat-tail! Have you Latin where he has me chanical ingenuity ororganijsirigability? Very good. It is you who will teach your chhidren while he provides for them. Hasn't he access to ail of the homes you visit? He mny found a more worthy one. Differences of rducation and social standing are trilling. Have you the same high ideals? That \& thequestion. And if you make a mtstake, if sorroW instead of happiness is the result? even then it's better to have married and made the mistake than not to have married at all. You will have hud sonifthing i.i your life, any way. Dorothy Dale. % SUCCESS. There's a word of cheer for the man with pluck, Who never gives way to an adverse luck; Who never confesses that he is stuck, But keeps on moiling With vigor, and toiling, No matter what comes and no matter what goes. He laughs at the man with a burden of woes, And finally harvests the crop that he ROW8. His ?Jatick-to-it" spirit cvintually grows On those wh>>rn he meets In the marts and the streets, And the by ways and highways of life; and he greets With a strong *ord of courage the man who retreats At the first aign of failure, and shows him the way To work with the sun if he wants to make hay. He lives on the song fcide Of life, on the strong side, And knows not the wrong side, But clutches the right; Tenaciously clings till he comes out victorious, Earning his spurs in a manner most glorious; Comes back for more in each unequal fight; Finally winning the goal he is after, Spreading his doctrine of grit and laughter. -C. P. McDonald. NEW DISEASE TERRIFIES. Kven Grlddle Cakes himI Itonat ing Kar? .liinip Itito Uiipopii lnr Favor Hecuuaei of Some Htlenllllc I>iHO?)vt rles. tTime!?-I>ia|>aU;h.> Your old friend, the corn pone, is cotning in for its season of unpopularity. Even the fine corncakes, stacked up liko |K)kerchips. and thetemptingroast ing ears are looked upon with some feel ing of apprchension, just because the scientific men have discovered that pellagra, that new disease, springs from bad eurs and grains which go through the mill. ln a little while the experts figure that corn whiskey may cause pellagra, although those who advocate the latter product contend that the disease germa are kilied by the system of distilling and the high per centage of alcohol. Be this as it may, cornbread and corn products from the cookshops are not in high favor these days, and hungry m?n, who read as they run, turn them aside with a longing look of fear. Experts who have studied the scien? tific discovery are doubtful about the proper food for horses. Oats have their purpose well enough, but the horse needs corn. He cannot be fed on pate de fois gras nor upon lettuce with axle greasu dresaing called mayonnaise. Fod der takes the place of the equine's 1< t tuce, and green grasa is good enough, but notbuitable for every-day food. Cornbread has been the staple food of the world for many centuri* b, and the little boy who was fed upon it, who thought starvation preferable, but who goes back gladly to the plate in after years. loves it with hia planked shad, with hia buttermilk, hia stringless beans and his crisp fried bacon. He is afraid now because of the wild stories printed about pellagra. "Even if it is true that the new afflic tion comes from an inferior quality of corn," said a phyaician last night. "there is no reason why we should re fuse to eat the old pone or the delight ful cakes. If we figure it down to a gnat'sheel, the average man would eat nothing; therci is a germ of some kind in everything, but corn, when properly ground into meal, and properly pro tected against dampness, which brings on themould, is the best food on earth." Despite thit danger flag. wouldn't you like to have a nice, brown plate of griddlecakes, highly buttered, with real maple syrup on the side? WHAT BECAME OF THE HORSE? When the Spaniards landed in Mexico the horse was a strange and unknown animal ts> the A*tecs, and they were frightened by hiaappearance, imaglning that the man and horse were one ani? mal. Hut recent researches in that very country prove conclusively that remains of horses are found all over North and South America, from Alaska to Patagonia. And still further back in geological history multitudes of very small horses existed in the Rocky mountains. horses so small that they were no larger than the average fox, and they had instead of one hoof, a foot split into three parts?one more piece than the ox and hog. MAN'S BONES IN SHARK. When a fourteen-foot shark, caught at Pensacola. ,Fia., was cut up, its stomach was found locontain theback bqne, two ribs and portions of the aku.ll of a rnan. It is believed they are the remains of a fisherman who fell over board from a schooner in pensacola harbor several days ago. A school of sharks were following the schooner at the time. So of ten do occasions arise and object lesaons present themselves of the force of sentinient that we are sometimes tempted, pessimistic and cynical as it may appear, to regard it as "man's inhumanity to man". For the brute or savage laMKtncf to war upon each other seems to be becoming more and more common and characteristic of the 'genus homo' as the breed progreases than the cultivation of thoae graces and virtues which we would fain believe adorn the churacter of tiie "Chrialiaugentleman". DON'T LOAF. When the Almighty created man. He put him in the Garden, "to keep and" tend it." When His Son came on earth, he learned a trade, and worked at it. Every good character since has had some employment and has worked. No one ever succeeded who presumcd on dad's prominence and position. Noman has ever amounted to his admission fee in the world, who has no regnlar work. Too many young people pretend to look down on the laborer, led on in their pretensions by the foolish pretensions of their elders, who ignore thepresence of worthier people, because they follow a trade in which they do manual labor. We can fancy such a one, good Chris tian perhaps. snubbing Christ, because He waa a carpenter, or ignoring Him because he walked instead of rode in a carriage or owned an auto. Habits are stubbom things, hard to break, easy to form. One can form good habits as easily and as readily as bad ones. Happy is the peraon who forma good ones early in life, and the very first habit is the habit of keeping busy doing something, something im portant, something necessary and do? ing it well. ' Don't loaf. If you cannot strike the job you prefer. do something else. If you find no profitable work, or you are taking a vacation, don't loaf, don't pa rade the streets, don't stand on the cor ner, or sit about public places. Other people have something to do. if you have not. Their time is worth some? thing if yours is not. It is not only the boys that loaf, but there are girls as well. The girl that does nothing but dress and parade, or stand about the streets, loafs just the same as the man or boy. If you have social duties attend to them. they are important. If they take all your time and you attend to them well, you are doing legitimate work, but have some work. and do it. Don't loaf. Don't be a loafer.?Sussex Standard. NOT SAME KIND OF NURSERY. The anxinua mother rings up what she thiuks is the day nuraery to ask for some advice aa to her child. The fol lowing eonversation enauea over the telephone: "Ia this the nursery?" "Yes, ma'am." "I am so worried about my little Roae." "Vat seems to be der madder?" "Oh, not so very moch, perhaps, but just a general listlessness and lack of life." "Ain'd growing righd, eh?" "No, air." "Vell, I dell you vat you do. You dake der skissors and cut off aboud two inches from der limbs, and-" "What a-at?" "I say, dake der skissors und cut off apoud two inches vrom der limbs, und den turn der garten hose on for apoud four hours in der morning-" "What a-at?" "Turn der garten hose on for apoud four hours in der morning, und den pile a lot of black dirt all around. und shpringle mit inaegt powter all ofer der top-" "Sir-i-ir?" "Shpringle mit insegt powter all ofer der top. You know usually id is nodings but bugs dot-" "How dare you? What do'you mean by such language?" "Noddings but pugs dot chenerally causes der trouble; und den you vant to vash der rose mit a liquid breparations I haf for sale-" "Who in the world are you, anyway?" "Gottfried Gluber, the floriat." "O-o-oh!" weakly. "Good bye." THE OYSTER CROP THREATENED. This is the latest from Tenneasee. There was a man in Tennessee who was f amou8 as an eater, espeoially of oysters. His name was Tom, Rainea, One njght at the oountry store while discussing his eating abilities, one of the sitters ventured the queation; <*How many raw oysters do you reokon Tom Raineskineat?" "I don't know," answered another, "How many is they?" The size of the crop will de termine the site of the coftin. IMPURE ICE. The Medical Brief states that while itis true that the mere freezing of water does not destroy the bacteria with which the water may be infected, still it is not less true that such ice becomes by degrees quite pure, so that ice four or five weeks old becomes as sterile and safe as ice made from filtered water. Old ice is pure ice, new ice is as pure as the water from which it is made, and no purer. This knowledge should relieve many who are in doubt as to the purity of ice gathered in winter and stored for summer use. -?eejsja 600 TONS OF BARNACLES. Six hundred tons of barnacles have been taken from the bottom of the armoured cruiser South Dakota at the Mare Island Navy Yard, making the vessel's hull rise four and a half inches in the water. The barnacles fastened themselves to the ship's bottom during a recent trip to the South Sea Islands. Naval authorities were aatonished on learning of the immense weight of the incumbrance, which interfered with the ship's speed. oo With A B.sh. The demand for that wonderful Stomach. Liver and Kidney cure. Dr. Kina'a Naw Lifa FUla-ia aatoundina- Druaaiata aay th?y never aaw the like. It'a becaueethaa nmvmr fail to cure Sour Stomach. ConaUpation. Indiaeatinn. Biliouanem. Jaudice. Sick Headarhe. Chilta and Malarta. Only 23c at all druaaiata. REGRET. If I had known when we said good-bye, That years would pass ere we met again, Ah, then the teara that rose to my eyes, Would have fallen thick, like rain. If I had known that the summer time With its glorious golden weather, Was the last that we should ever know The blissof spending together, I should have treasured each day, each hour, Asa miserhoards his treasure; For then I had knowu ev'ry joy of life, Waa held in a season's measure. If I had known I should love you, dear, With love too deep for expression, I had not let you sadly go, With your hopeless love's confession. With my heart yours. aa yours was mine. (Vuld fate have bid us sever? But alas for the love that came too late, While w; live apart forever! -S. THE "R" FOR OYSTERS. Batler's Old Waraing Stlll Has Weight With Eplenres. "He wasa bold man that first eat an oyster," declared Dean Swift, and un doubtedly he was, for even in the light of our greater knowledgewe must realize that the oyster must be known to be appreciated. This refiection recurs on this last dav of August, which marks the end of the cloeed season, tradition ally speaking, for this?to us inland people?far-fetched delicacy. Even as far back as 1599, Butler, in "Dyet's Dry Dinner," insisted that "it is unse'asonable and unwholesome in alt months that have not an R in their name to eat an oyster." We do not, ofcourse, in these days of effective refrigeration and quick transportation assume such an uncompromising posi tion. and if occasion demands, and de mands strongly enough, the oyster can be made available at almost any time during the four months that are not blessed with the talismanic R. Never theless, the oyster ia not nearly so toothsome when we ar? always wishing that the weather man would predict "cooler" as it is when we are, with a vanishing coal supply, hoping against hope that his forecast will read "war mer." Likewise we feel a little more confidence as a result of the presence of the R, and eat more heartily and with greater gusto. So we shall welcome hazy September for this reassuranoe it brings and leave our measurc for a quart or so with the pleasant feeling that we are violating no traditiun and are taking fewer chances than we should have been taking yesterday.? Indianapolis News. The Road To Snccess haa many obatructiona. but none ao deeperate aa poor health. Succeaa today demanda heallli. I.ut FJectric Bitteraiathe areatejt health buil.l.-r the world haa ever known. It compela perfect action of atomach. liver. kidneya. bowela. puritiea and enrichea the blood. and tonea and invitroratea the whole ayatem. Viaoroua body and keen hrain follow their uae. You can't afford to aliaht Elec tric Bittera if weak. run-down or aickly. Only SOc. Guaranteed by all druaaiata. FISH AND OYSTER NOTES. The herring is more largely used as an article of food than any other fish, both in its fresh and cured states. More than 250,000 tons of herrings are landed on the coasts of Great Britain eyery year, representing a money value of about $5,000,000, The Ceaaus Bureau reports Mary land as having received a million dollars last year from her fish industry. Oysters, clams, etc., were put at two and a quarter millions of dollars. While Vir ginia's has not yet been tabulated it is believed it will exceed Mary land's valuea, A five-pound bluefish passes eastward from Vineyard Sound in the spring "and weighs 10 or 15 pounds in ctutumn. The bluefish is an unmitigated sea butcher and is able to whip any other species not largt r than himself. He attacks menhaden with such ferocity as to pack them in winnows a foot deep on the coast. For sport a school of bluefish will wade into bunches of menhaden or other small fish and macerate thousands, leaving the sea strewn with chopped-up and dying fish. In James River. opposite to the shores of Isle of Wight, there are about twenty-five hundred acres of natural oyster rocks, which are iri cluded in the survey made by order of the General Assembly and in gov ernment domain. open to all. The nearness of these rocks to the shore enables Ehe oystermen of this county to obtain their full share of salable and seed oysters, the latter with which they seed their oyster planting grounds of about 2,000 acres, scattered over the eighteen mites of river front as well as many creeks and estuaries leading from the river. The oyster business is ira mense, and for eight months of the year affords regular and exceedingly profitable employment to about 500 men and boys. -Frank Woodson in Times Dispatch. flSING FLESH fllT'SEMlLSION 1 -t's as beneficial in lummer ? * in winter. If you are weak and run down it will give you strength and build you up. 1 ?ko it in a little eold mUk or water Ccl a small bottlcno*. AllDruagists SHINGlESi SHINGLESII We keep constantly on hand 4,5, and rt Inch cypreas shiugles at loweut prtcea W. A. Uaskhon & Bko.. Weema. O. J. HAMMELL CO.. PLEASANTVILLE. N. J. Dtsigners and Manufacturers of Artistic Memorials in Marble and Granite. OFFICES-Atlantic City, N. J.; Phil adelphia, Pa.; Whealton, Va. Address H. BookerHale, Agent.. Whealton. XAMIM.K OF OUK WORK. This monument was designed, exe cuted and erected to the memory of Dr. Lawrence Gunyon Mitchell, at Farn ham Baptist Church, Richmond Co., Va. IflONUMENTS AND GRaVESTONES To all who o?? template the eretv tion of a Monu ment, Statue or Gravestone in Mar hle or Uranite, it will be to their intereat to call on or addreas LAWSON & NEVvTON, Cor. 11th and Wllliams Sts., NORFOLK, - VA. Uell 'l'aone No. 3 762. PBOFESaiONAIi. P W. PALMER, *" DKNTI8T, (Bank Building.) Kilmarnock, Va. QR. G. H. OLIVER, RESIDENT UENTIST, IRVINGTON. . . VIRGENIA, (Orfloe over Bank.) Nitroua Oxlde Oaa adminlstered. Appoiutmenta for aittinga of any length itioui.1 oo made aevera. Uay. in advanoe. Teruia: Caah. W. T. MAYO, ATTORNEYAT-LAW, Haoub, Va. ?J B. 0HA8E, 8URVEYOR, KILMARNOCK, VA. All work accurately and promptry lone. Plats raade Y^ARNER BALL, ATTORNEY-AT LAW,; MOKA8BON, LANCA8TBR Co., Va. Will praotlottln all the Oourts of thia and adloininK oouotiea. rromptattentlonalvaa to all lotralhuainea YJm McDONALD LEE, (NOTARY PUBLIC.) CIYILENUINEERANDSURVETOB IRVINGTON, VA. Landa aurvered and plats made. Katl matca, Plana and SpuclHcattons for Ilrlda and Vladuct wora and conatructlona of al oesoriptiuns. Topoaraph/ and Draujrhtlrv apectaltloa Tonic or Stimulant? There is an immense difference between a tonic and a stimulant. Up one day, way back the next; that's a stimulant. Ste;.dy progress day by day toward perfect health; that's a tonic. Ayer's Sarsaparilla is a tonic, a strong tonic. The only Sarsaparilla entirely free from alcohol. Do not stimulate unless your doctor says so Heknows. Askhim. Do as he says. ).C.AyerCo..l.o?ciiMa? Constfpation Is the oii? jjreat cau$e of sick-Ueadache. biliousness. indiflestion. ha, breatn dcbilHy. n.?vousrus*. jjai your doctoff ever rccommended Ayer'sPillsto you?