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Vernon Clipper 11 Jun 1880

Microfilm Ref Call #373 Microfilm Order #M1992.4466 from The Alabama Department of Archives and History



THEY WOULDN’T EVANGELISE – By Jim Nastic – [Wheeling Leader] “Will I jine the Invading Army, friend? Well, I don’t care if I do’ I jest came off the construction train After putting this railroad through – The darnd’st, toughest stuff That ever was dug with a spade; And I’d sooner join a pirates’ crew Than to go to work on the grade. So let us soak our whistles once In a smather of bourbon rye; No better recruits will fill your ranks Than “Bummer Bill” and I. Eh, Bill – do you twig? “I do, me boy!”

“We have last month’s pay in our pocket, pard, And this month’s is coming due, And we’d jine your ranks as soon as it’s spent If you’ll help to put us through. There’s Cruiser Tom and Peter Stokes, That’s thirsty after a tramp, And Mike that shuffles the clog, you know – That blinks in his larboard lamp – And lots of the boys to help us out. They look a’ awful dry, But the heaviest swig from the jug is took By “Bummer Bill” and I. Eh, Bill – do you twig?” “I do, me boy.”

“You think I mistake your position, pard, And the why that you organize; That you fight with the sword of the spirit? Ah, well, it is not our trade, And an inch of a sermon is harder to us Than to build a rod of the grade, And no moral fellow could take a nip Of lager when he feels dry. “Twill take some cute logic to get that in The “Bummer Bill” and I. Eh, Bill – do you twig?” “I do, me boy!”

“And you think our case is a hard one, pard, And we are in an awful state, And we’d better change our position Before it gets too late; That the harvest is ripe and the reapers few? Now don’t pile it on so steep – The harvest is short in Belmont, for they Pasture the land in sheep = And the awful state we now are in We will leave for Illinoy. Good bye, old pard, since you won’t drink, With “Bummer Bill” and I. Eh, Bill – do you twig?” “I do, me boy!”

A FOSSILLIAN BALLAD – [New York Graphic] I sing of the Kinkajou, The carnivorous Kinkajou, Who fell in love with the prodigal son Of an antediluvian mastodon; And when in love – so proud he grew – The prehistoric tail of Miss Kinkajou, Cu rled round with an extra kink or two.

They danced the matachin, The elegant matachin, They’d hardly accomplished a step or two, When the plantigrade heel of Miss Kinkajou Upset the colossal form of the one She loved – yes, even the graceful son Of the antediluvian mastodon.

Alas! For the matachin, For the stately matachin, Uprose the pachydermatous son Of the antediluvian mastaodon, And bade her adieu, with never a tear But munched an arachnis hypogae, Commenting on heels in a manner severe

Alas! For the Kinkajou, The deserted Kinkajou She wept for the antoschedlastical son Of the antediluvian mastodon, Then wiped her eyes, and wearily sighed, Uncu rled the tail, now shorn of its pride, Turned up her plantigrade heels – and died.

LITTLE BY LITTLE When the new years come and the old year go Hew, little by little, all things grow! All things grow – and all decay – Little by little, on fertile plain, Ripen the harvests of golden grain, Waving and flashing in the sun, When the summer at last is done Little by little they ripen so As the new years come and the old years go.

Low on the ground an acorn lies, Little by little it mounts to the skies, Shadow and shelter for wandering herds, Home for a hundred singing birds, Little by little the great rocks grow, Long, long ago when the world was new; Slowly and silently, stately and free, Cities of coral under the sea Little by little are builded – while so – The new years come and the old years go.

LESLEY AND IRENE – By Mary Reed Crowell Such a look as was on Irene Ireden’s face – such a piteous, hunted look in the intensely beautiful gray eyes – such visible, desperate attempt at self – control, lest Paine Alliger should understand how deeply his words had cut home. But Paine Alliger saw the white pitiful face, and the anguished eyes, and the proud, compressed lips that were paler than he ever had seen them - sweet, luscious lips he had kissed again and again – and rather enjoyed the knowledge of his influence over her. She had been so proud at the first, so reserved and unapproachable, that Alliger had been immediately thrown upon entirely new resources in order to form an acquaintance with her. Then very gradually, as an icicle slowly melts beneath the suddenly warm rays of a spring-like winter’s day sun, she had grown into something more than an acquaintance, yet less than a friend, until by degrees it had grown to this – that Paine Alliger had come to be all the world to her. He had been an ardent, persistent wooer. He had been just the one man who ever could have hoped to touch Irene Iredell’s heart – the first, the last, the only one – and once won, her icy hauteur was banished forever towards him, and she unhesitatingly gave him all the great love and adoration of which only such natures as hers are capable. There had been one little, little month of blessedness, in which it seemed to her so much of perfect content was composed that it was hardly less than dangerous to her after –peace to accept it. And then, suddenly, sharply, just like a flash of lightning from a sky apparently free of storm, because the dark, rolling clouds only happen to be a little beyond one’s range of vision – just so startlingly and unawares did it come to her – Paine Alliger’s defection. For he had come, he had seen, he had sworn to be conqueror, and he had conquered, thoroughly, wholly, unreservedly; and then the sweets palled on his taste. He was a thoroughly selfish man, and perhaps as handsome a man as ever was, which two conditions so often go together. He was thoroughly refined, too, and so mercilessly cruel in his aesthetic tastes. He was masterful – none other than a prince among his fellows could have touched Irene Iredell’s heart – and he had been eager and devoted in his chase after this girl’s heart, more than was his wont. But now he was tired of it. Once won, his prize lost its value, and this haughty, perfect woman – a pure jewel, worthy the possession of the best in the land – was very quietly, in a very gentlemanly way, discarded. It was characteristic of the man that he went to her and told her what a thousand other men would have shrunk from doing personally. But Paine Alliger wanted to see how she would look, how she would act, hear what she would say, when he told her, in his caressing, pitying, penitent way, how his heart had ruled his head, how her rare sweetness and charming influence had made him forget his duty, his honor; how anguishful as it was to him, how agonizing to her, he felt it was none the less his clear duty to go away from her forever, and return to the one who had a prior claim upon him – the fair woman who, although she would take his name, could never touch his heart as she had done. It was in some such strain as this that he spoke to her, watching every shade of change on her beautiful face, seeing the almost awful control she forced upon herself, and rather than otherwise, enjoying it. Them, when he had finished, she looked up to him with a steady, anguishful look – with a piteous, heart-broken look in her eyes, a white despair in her face – such a look as one might bestow upon a dear, dead face, over which the casket-lid is to be forever closed the next relentless moment. “It must be as you say,” she said, brokenly – Irene Iredell, the haughtiest woman he ever had seen in all his varied experience. “It has always been as you said with me, and if it is my fate to be left like this – “ Then, as if her old pride rebelled against the outcry of her woman’s scorned love, she sharply hesitated, compressing her lips till it seemed to Alliger, as he stood watching every expression, every gesture, every shade of paling color as a physician watches the ominous change on a dying man’s countenance, that she never could part them again. But the old pride struggled out in one swift, brief protest, and the compressed lips opened in obedience. “Perhaps I should be grateful to know this now. When you go back to the other woman, I wish you joy of her.” But the sweet face was more dismayed and despairing than the voice was sarcastic, or the manner haughty. Then he went away, with gentle, pitying adieux, when Irene could far rather he had been even rough and cruel, so that she night have retained some memory of him that hurt her. But it was part of his consummate plan that she should only remember him as he desired to be remembered; and when he got himself out of the house, on the road to the depot, on his way back to Lesley May, somehow – somehow he did not enjoy his triumph for which he had neglected all other things ‘ somehow there was a sarcastic echo in his ear as the thought of it – “the other woman; I wish you joy of her!” * * * Lesley May – “the other woman” – bonny and fair as a blue-bell, with her pale gold hair flowing down her shoulders from the Grecian fillet of pallid blue ribbon she always wore – her pansy-blue eyes shining, her rosebud mouth waiting for Paine Alliger’s kisses of greeting, and Paine Alliger watching her, as the carriage drove up to the cottage gate, and thinking how remarkably pretty and girlish she was – how daintily fresh and charming. A sea breeze was blustering, stirring her shining hair, swaying her blue lawn skirt, and bringing a faint carnation to her cheeks, that deepened as Alliger sprang down from the carriage and went up to her -–the first time in six months she had seen him. “I did so want you, Paine” she said, half eagerly, half in tender reproof, after they had gone into the parlor – large, high-ceiled, matting-floored, with lace drapery floating in the breeze. “And how do you suppose it has been with me, my sweet, all these weary, stupid weeks, with only your dear letters to relieve the monotony of dry-as-dust business?” Her head was nestled contentedly on his shoulders, his arm close around her waist. “And is it all done, Paine – all over with this horrid business that has kept you buried in a wretched little town so long?” A curious sensation thrilled him at her question. “All done with, my darling – forever done! Are you glad?” And, between her rapturous answer and his question, Irene Iredell’s pale, splendid face, with its passion, tropical eyes, glided like an accusing ghost. After that – well, Paine Alliger wondered what had come over him. All the bright, ardent summer-time he lingered at the seaside in Lesley’s company. She was bright, bonny, witching as ever, and devoted to him; but – It fretted him, angered him at first, to find that he could not get rid of Irene Iredells’ face. It haunted him as a dream will haunt a dreamer. He seemed to have no power over his will and imagination to thrust the remembrance of her from him. Gradually he grew to comparing how queenly ways with Lesley’s kittenish ones. Gradually he came to an appreciation of the exquisite relish there had been in winning such perfect treasures of passion as were deep hidden in her heart. And, in contradistinction, Lesley’s ever-ready, ever-demonstrative affection, that, curious enough, seemed somehow to pall upon him. While, three months before, he had told himself that Irene Iredell’s love, safely won, largely bestowed even with her delicious way of reserve, also palled upon him. Alliger was thoroughly unhappy. he had played with fire, thinking he bore the charm that would prevent the scorching; and Irene was certainly being revenged; while that one powder-flash of a speech she had made – “That other woman; I wish you joy of her!” ranked deep and hurtful. Joy of her! Lesley May, whom he had first wooed with just such ardent wooing as he was so capable of, whom he had utterly thrown over in his mind, and hear, and faith, while pursuing could Irene, for whom he had in turn cruelly thrown Irene over, the n gone back to her. It was like a return to plainer, frugal fare of mile and porridge, after the epicure has dined on rarest dishes, most toothsome dainties, spiciest relishes, intoxicating wines, - and as nothing had never before paled upon him, as nothing had ever fallen flat and stale to him, this return to his first faith, his pledge word, harassed him. So much that, in a desperation new to him, he declared to Lesley he must be off from the lotus-eating life at the seashore and back to business – at least, partially. And then she had pouted, and scolded, and cried all in vain to detain him, she let him go with kisses, and urgent beseechings for return. While he promised yes, and went as directly to Irene Iredell’s house, as train, and boat, and carriage could take him. To find her not at home, gone for the season – here, there, anywhere that the Fales, her friends, chose to loiter. Paine Alliger had never been so angrily disappointed in all his luxurious, selfish life before, and he went away, almost hating the thought of Lesley Maya and her clinging arms, always clinging, her sweet kissed never withheld. Two weeks he traveled aimlessly, here and there, always hoping to come across the Fale party; and the first letter he received from Lesley, that reached him on the top of Mount Washington, one August day, told him among the gossip of a delightful acquisition to their party – Mrs. and the Misses Fale and a Miss Iredell, who had arrived at the hotel the evening he left. He crushed the letter in his pocket, and took the first train back, to find his heart a-thrill, his pulses stirring as he know now only Irene had power to thrill and stir him, and to come face to face with other on the sands alone, an hour after his hurried arrival – a half hour after Lesley’s rapturous greeting. “Don’t’ pass me by this way, Irene,” he said, impetuously for she gave him the iciest of bows, and detained her by laying his had on her arm. She looked up at him, haughty, angry, yet he could not fail to see the pale, set look on her beautiful face. “This is unwarrantable, Mr. Alliger. Remove your hand.” The same exquisite voice, whose contralto tones set every nerve in rebellion against his fate. “Can you not understand? You shall understand Irene that I have regretted that I ever allowed anything, anyone, to come between us. I loved you when I gave you up. I have loved you every moment since. I have been to your hoe, wherever I though you might be. I am come to you now, Irene. Irene! to tell you no other woman can, or shall come between us! Irene!” He smiled faintly. “You are woman,” he said faintly. “No, she does not know,” he went on, passion creeping to his voice again; “but she will know. I dare say I deserve to be thrown over by you, but Lesley May shall never by my wife, not even if you persist in your cruelty to us both; for you love me – you do move me – and your heart bears me witness of it. I will not marry Lesley May, because I do not love her. You will to listen to me, and you do love me.” A little shiver ran over her. His words were so masterful, as of old, and his influence over her had always been powerful. But she only smiled coldly, and bowed and passed, and left Alliger as no woman had ever succeeded in making him feel before. And, five minutes after he had taken himself away from the spot where Irene had left him, Lesley May crept slowly up from beside the huge upturned surf-boat, where she had been sitting, thinking, reading, and dreaming sweet dreams, until the sudden sound of her lover’s voice had startled her, and-- * * * * “Typhoid – malignant typhoid,” Doctor Merselis said, very gravely to Mrs. Fales. “No doubt caused by impure water, imperfect drainage. She will need strictest care – strictest care; and even then—“ Irene lifted her calm, lovely face to him. “Is there danger that Miss May will die?” “Typhoids are always uncertain, my dear Miss Iredell, and in a measure infectious; but I think, with proper precaution, you need not be personally alarmed –“ She silenced him with one of her imperious looks. “I am not afraid, sir. I intend to offer my services to Miss May’s nurse, if she is really in danger, and needs intelligent care. I am used to sickness.” Not had persuasions nor reproofs any effect upon her. She quietly went her way, and took up her post at Lesley May’s bedside, and then, and only then, in the girl’s ravings, did she learn the woe, the anguish, that was at the bottom of the terrible illness. And as Paine Alliger had almost killed her once, so now another life hung in the balance on his account. While he, in such dismay and despair as he never dreamed he could suffer, passes his wretched days and nights, all his thought centered on that sick-room, where the two women who loved him were face to face with Azrael. And then one day, the news went forth that Miss Iredell had taken the fever; and then ---. * * * * One little month later, when Paine Alliger stood alone on the sands, and knew never again would bonny Lesley’s soft arms twine around his neck, he wondered how it could be he ever had dreamed he did love her. And again, as he tried in vain to realize that Irene had laid down her beautiful life to save her sister woman’s, it seemed to him that no such punishment had ever come to mortal man before; and he went his way, gloomy, disheartened, conscience-stricken, and unutterably lonely, bearing a burden he could never in his life lay aside; while they two were peacefully at rest, after their brief dream of bliss and bitter awakening. And who shall say theirs was not the happier fate?

JOE PARSON’S ADVENTURE – [Philadelphia Times] Joe Parsons was a Baltimore boy, and a little rough, but withal a good-hearted fellow and a brave soldier. He got badly wounded at Antietam, and thus laconically described the occurrence, and what followed to some people who visited the hospital: “What is your name?” “Joe Parsons.” “What is the matter?” “Blind as a bat, sir; both eyes shot out.” “At what battle.” “Antietam.” “How did it happen?” “I was hit and knocked down, and had to lie all night on the battle-field. The fight was renewed next day, and I was under fire. I could stand the pain, but could not see. I wanted to see or get out of the fire. I waited and listed, and present heard a man groan near me.” “Hello!” says I. “Hello yourself”, says he. “Who be you?” says I. “Who be you?” says he. “A Yankee,” says I. “Well, I’m a Reb.,” says he. “What’s the matter?” says I. “My leg’s smashed”, says he. “Can you walk?” says I. “No,” says he. “Can you see?” says I. “Yes”, says he. “Well,” says I, “you’es a rebel, but I’ll do you a little favor.” “What’s that?” says he.” “My eyes are shot out.” says I “and if you’ll show me the way, I’ll carry you out.” “All right.” says he. “Crawl over here” says I; and he did. “Now old Butternut” says I “get on my back” and he did. “Go ahead”, says he. “Pint the way”, says I “for I can’t see a blessed thin.” “Straight ahead”, says he. The balls were a flying’ all round and I trotted off and was soon out of range. “Bully for you” says he “but you’ve shook my leg almost off.” “Take a drink” says he, holding up his canteen, and I took a nip. “Now, let us go on again,” says he, “kind of slowly,” and I took him up, and he did the navigation and I did the walkin’. After I had carried him nearly a mile, and was nearly dead, he said “Here we are; let me down.” Just then a voice said “Hello Billy; where did you get that Yank?” “Where are we?” says I. “In the rebel camp of course,” says he; and d—n my buttons if that rebel hadn’t ridden me a mile straight into the rebel camp. Next day McClellan’s army advanced and took us both in, and then we shook hands and made it up; but it was a mean trick, don’t you think so.”

If the appetites or passions are predominant the soul is subordinate. No one ever caught a bird in his hand, and then said, “Sing,” that the bird sang. If he is going to sing he must be free, out of hand and out of fear. And so the singing side of the soul of men cannot be in bondage to the appetites and passions, and then sing.

That was a characteristic Albanian who, while Mary Anderson was looking and noting her most bewitching, exclaimed to a friend, in the height of his enthusiasm, “I would rather be the accepted lover of that girl than be the census enumerator.”

It comes kind o’ sudden like, just as the congregation have finished singing “Salvation’s free,” to have the preacher announce that the collection will now be taken up.

The highest point outward things can bring us is the contentment of the mind; with which no estate can be poor, without which all estates will be miserable.

POLICEWOMEN – [New York Times] One Mrs. Blake has recently written a letter to a partially esteemed contemporary calling attention to the systematic outrages on the sacredness of womanhood, which are constantly perpetrated by the police. When a drunken women is arrest, she is arrested by a man; dragged to a police station, where she is confronted by a sergeant, who is also a man; and finally locked up in a cell which is frequently in close proximity to other cells occupied by men. From the moment that the policeman lays his hand, except in kindness, on the intoxicated woman to the moment when a masculine jailer thrusts her into a cell, the sacredness of her womanhood is outraged. To remedy this painful state of things, Mrs. Blake proposes that a number of policewomen should be appointed, whose business it should be to take charge of women who are arrested, and to see that the sacredness of their womanhood is not outraged by subjecting them to the gaze of handling of policemen. This is a simple remedy, and it will, or course, be immediately adopted. Though Mrs. Blake contents herself with demanding that policewomen shall be employed at police stations in order to take charge of women who have been arrested, it is obvious that policewomen should also have the exclusive power to arrest offenders of their own sex. If the sacredness of woman must not be outraged at a police station, it ought not to be outraged in the street. We must, therefore, have a double and bisexual police force. The policemen will arrest male offenders, and the policewomen will arrest women, and the arrest of any person by an officer of another sex must be declared unlawful. If women are protected from policemen, men must be protected from policewomen; otherwise, the male drunkard will be liable to have the sacredness of his manhood violated by having a policewoman’s hand laid on his modest shoulder. The adoption of the plan would require the police authorities to double the patrols. Every policeman, when going on duty, would be required to give his arm to a policewoman and patrol his district in company with her. Otherwise, there would be a difficulty in making prompt arrests. A policeman, finding a drunken woman disturbing the peace, might respectfully request her to wait while he called a policewoman to arrest her, but in all probability she would not wait, and after taunting the officer with his inability to outrage the sacredness of her womanhood by laying his hands upon her, would retire to another precinct. If, however, the policeman and policewoman were to hunt in couples they would not only be able to arrest evil-doers with promptness and propriety, but they would exercise an excellent influence o n each other. They policeman would have his masculine nature purified and refined by association with the policewomen, and she would gain strength and firmness of character from him. Just as Mrs. Belva Lockwood has purified the atmosphere of the bar by becoming a lawyer, woman, if admitted to the force, would purify and ennoble it to that extent that a policeman would exhibit the modesty and sweetness of a young lady, combined with the morality and manliness of St. Paul.

A GREAT PAPER – [Little Rock Gazette] How many of the Kentucky editors that copy the excellent matter form the Little Rock Gazette know that the author is the same determined individual who a few years ago, edited the Scottsville Argus – a paper that looked as if it were set up in shingle-nails and printed on a cheese-press – [Franklin (Ky) Local. The Scottsville Argus! The name brings us a sigh suggestive of a spit bellows. How that paper was reverence; how the boys on the street persisted in calling it Hotville Scargus. It was a powerful sheet, and it required a pair of powerful eyes to read it. It was unnecessary to read the proof, for no one could ever discover a typographical error. One day the individual referred to in the above clipping went into the office and found Warner, the proprietor, in great distress. “What’s the matter?” “We can’t get out a paper this week.” “Why?” “I lost a type just now.” “Which one?” “An m, I believe.” Then he took the office out of the oyster can, ran over the alphabet, and remarked: “Yes, we’ve lost an m.” “What shall we do?” “Don’t know unless I go the blacksmith shop and get a horse-shoe nail.” This was an excellent idea, and he secured the nail. Next day, four other types were missing, and Warner got more nails. The day following somebody stole the office and threw the can into the street. Warner got enough nails to set the paper up, and after it was issued, the leading man in the place (he worked at a liver stable) came around and complimented us upon the improved appearance of our journal.

When you see the mother of a ten year old boy making rapid progress in the direction of the river with a good stout bean pole in her hand, you will not be far out of the way should you conclude she is going fishing. She is going on a “whaling” voyage – provided she can find the boy.

Return equity and justice for evil done to you, and pay goodness by goodness.

WAIFS AND WHIMS Domestics belong to the hire class of society.

The mathematician who swished to borrow some cash, wrote: “I will ½ 2 ask for a ¼.”

The phonograph is almost a forgotten invention. It talked back, and soon became unpopular.

Ladies beware of the man with a clove in breath; he may show the cloven foot one of these days.

“Honesty is the best policy” but too many people claim that they cannot afford the best of anything.

It looks bad to see a scissors-grinder busily engaged in front of a newspaper office two days in a week.

The blackberry is so names because it is blue, in order to distinguish it from the blueberry, which is black.

Take care of the pennies, and your tiife will take care of the dollars every wme she want’s a new bonnet. (sic).

A recent poet says: “As she sighed, he sighed.” If they were sitting side by side, it might have been a great sighed worse.

Mr. Smalltalk – “Is that a Virginia creeper behind you, Miss Violet?” Miss Violet (wildly) – “Oh, where? Oh, do take it off?”

Said the Arkansas man: “I respect religion, but can you fairly expect me to attend church when there is a circus in town demanding support.”

If you ever noticed it, the man with a cold loves to talk just a little hoarser than necessary. It is so pleasant to be taken notice of, you know.

It was a little fellow who had to live and learn who asked his mother if bees had splinters in their tails when his bare feet came down upon a yellow hornet.

When a man’s wife comes in and see him razor in hand and with his face all lather, and asks him. “Are you shaving?” it’s a provoking thing in him to answer “No, I’m blacking the stove.”

Tea-tasters in New York get as high as $100 per month, but milk-tasters get nothing but chalk and water – [Detroit Free Press]. You should see the free lunch tasters – [N. Y. Commercial Advertiser]

A bright little girl, who had successfully spelled the word “that” was asked by her teacher what would remain after the “t” had been taken away. “The dirty cups and saucers,” was the reply.

“Do you use many flowers on your table?” asked Mrs. Murray Hill of a Southern visitor. “Well, yes,” was the reply; “we have wheat and rye bread for breakfast, but the old man will stick to corn dodgers.”

“What would you do if mamma should die!” she pathetically asked her little three-year-old daughter. “I don’t know,” replied the infant, with downcast eyes and melancholy voice “I thpose I should have to thpank myself.”

Journalism is to be a branch of study at Cornell University. A broken down editor is wanted for the chair of morning papers. First class in mental scissors and practical paste will please step forward. – [New Orleans Picayune]

A Vermont woman hides her six-foot son in the wood box and then says the men folks are all gone out, and she wishes they had hidden that $400 before they left, and of course, the tramp gets his back broken when the son gets out of the box.

A Chicago man has had a lost tooth replaced by one transplanted from the mouth of a young girl, and now, at a party, when the rest of his mouth is watering for salmon, salad, and quail on toast, that tooth just aches for ice cream and frozen pudding.

A little girl went timidly into a store at Bellaire, O., the other morning, and asked the clerk how many shoestrings she could get for five cents. “How long do you want them?” he asked. “I want them to keep,” was the answer, in a tone of slight surprise.

“Are animals color blind,” asks a writer in the Scientific Magazine. Now there is a man who has never wandered through a cow pasture with a red flannel shirt on. Come to think of it, we have never wandered through that kind of a cow pasture, either – [Burlington Hawkeye]

AN AMUSING INCIDENT The Galveston News relates the following incident as having literally occurred during General Grant’s late visit to that town: General Grant was walking on Tremont Street in company with the Mayor of the city, when an old negro woman rushed at him, and holding out her hand, exclaimed with a fervor that testifies to the sincerity of her heart: “Lor’, bless yer, Messa Grant, yer needn’t pay a cent for washin’ as long as you is in town. I is the best wash woman on de island; I uses de best soap an has got a bran new wash board. Howdy do, General Grant; whar is yer stoppin’ at?” A cast-iron smile crept over the features of Grant, but he reached out his hand and she – maybe she didn’t shake!

Edwin Booth has written c congratulatory letter indorsing the improvements in the new Madison Square Theatre. “If this plan (of the double stage) could be successfully pursued,” he days, “on a larger scale, which is yet a question, the old split-scene style should be abandoned in every case where depth could be obtained.”

A loving hear encloses within itself an unfading and eternal Eden.


THE VERNON CLIPPER ALEX A. WALL, Editor and Proprietor $1.00 per annum in advance, or $1.50 where payment is delayed over six months, $1.50 when sent out of the county. JUNE 11, 1880

ALABAMA DELEGATION – [Montgomery Advertiser] The delegation from Alabama to the Cincinnati convention will go without instructions and no predetermined purpose to support any particular person for the nomination. Doubtless each of them has his own personal preference, but this preference will not stand in the way of a hearty support of whatever candidate shall be shown to be the safest and most available. This is as it should be; for the success of the party is a thousandfold more important than the success of any particular individual. Any one of the great leaders whose names are mentioned in connection with the Presidential nomination at Cincinnati could fail to fill, if elected, the first place in the gift of the people with credit to himself, satisfaction to the people and with safety and honor to the Government. The election of may one would ensure domestic tranquility and a restoration of the government to its pristine purity and to a re-establishment in this administration of those great principles laid down in the resolutions passes at the recent convention. The success of the great Conservative Party of the Republic, no matter who or whence the nominee may be, will ensure “the restoration of the Federal government to its constitutional limits, and a return of its administration to its original economy, simplicity and impartially.” The Alabama delegation appreciating this great truth will go the discharge of their sacred trust with no pledge save that which duty to the best interest of the country imposes.

RADICAL RUM AND RAGE On Sunday the 30th ult, the Republican parsons of Philadelphia united in prayer for peace, harmony and wise work in the Chicago convention. The following from the correspondent of the Baltimore Sun shows the curious influence of this Republican pulpit devotion. He says: Rum has been flowing like water. The crowds around the bars are sometimes in files of three deep, and I do not remember, in a rather diversified experience, to have seen a more noisy or a rougher assemblage than that which throngs all the public places of Chicago. Moreover, the hotel lobbies have been one swarming mass of excited and loudly-disputing men the entire day. Personal collisions between the adherents of Grant and Blaine have been frequent, and the bitterness, which has pervaded for several days, has become so intensified that the situation looks decidedly ugly. Threats are constantly made by the Blaine men that they do not intend to permit any bulldozing by the Grant managers, or any half justice through which they may be defrauded of their rights, and they will resist any such attempts by force, if necessary. Friends of both Grant and Blaine openly proclaim that in case of the nomination of one or the other they will not support him, and that an independent candidate is inevitable.

The Court of Inquiry, have decided unanimously that the negro cadet, WHITTAKER, mutilated himself; and it follows as a matter of course, that he has perjured himself in swearing that others did it. Upon receiving the report, Gen. Schoffield ordered him arrested, and he will doubtless be dismissed in disgrace. As a last resort, he tried to fasten the crime upon a couple of Southern boys, but signally failed. Thus has crumbled to the dust the ground work of another southern outrage, upon which Radical speakers hoped to base many a bloody speech.

Rev. DR. G. W. F. PRICE has resigned the Presidency of the female college at Huntsville, and will establish a female college at Nashville.

Mr. Editor: I wish to make a few suggestions to the Democratic Party on the subject of the ensuing election. And in the first place, we could not expect entire unanimity at first upon any plan that might be adopted, from the fact that so much diversity of opinion exists as to which is preferable a straight convention – or primary election, and indeed some are opposed to organization and prefer a straight race –as it is called, but under late developments it is apparent that most democrats are yielding this point, so that the opposition from this quarter will not probably be formidable, and I would suggest, the importance of unison, as necessary to success, and since our Executive Committee have decided to hold a nominating convention, I freely yield my preference for a primary election, for the sake of the general good. It will not be pretend that any unfairness was used in the appointment of this committee, and we recognized them as good and true and capable men, and while it is known that in some instances conventions have been used as a cloak for trickery and wire working, and may be again, still such is not a necessary consequence, and may, be judicious management be avoided. It is quite probable that the evil effects of conventions, (of which our people justly complain) is chargeable, more to improper, or careless management, that to any wrong in the thing itself. There are safe-guards thrown around the plan inaugurated by our executive committee which have not heretofore been practice. The election of delegates to the convention is now to be done by ballot, on the 3rd day of July, after the crops are mainly laid by, and men can spare the time to attend. Now it appears to me that no better plan can be devised than for the people to turn out in their respective beats on that day and elect good men to represent them in the convention, which meets on Monday the 5th July. It is to be hoped that our people will not suffer minor differences of opinion to suffer them to inevitable defeat. We are all alike interested in having suitable men to fill the offices of the country, this is the main object of organization or at least, should be. Let us then, abandon all opposition to the plan given us by our Executive Committee and heartily co-operate in the consummation of an object so desirable as that of having good and capable men to fill all the offices, of the county. Remember the old adage, “United we stand Divided we fall.” You may rest assured that if every democrat will rally to the polls and do his duty, victory will perch upon our banner and Lamar County, boast as good a set of officers as any County in the State. UNITAS

ATLANTA, GA. MAY 18 The wife of LOCKE MCBRIDE, a crockery merchant of this place today gave birth to a child weighing twenty pounds and ten ounces. Leading physicians there state that to their knowledge, this is the largest child ever born, and that no medical books record the birth of a child weighing so much. The mother of this enormous foundling is a sister of a prominent lawyer of Atlanta, and appears to be wearing her honors with ease, while her offspring is in the most encouraging condition.

An exchange truthfully remarks “When a farmer picks up a home paper and sees every reliable business firm represented in its columns by good healthy advertisements, he says to himself that is a business place; the merchants are energetic, wide awake, and up to the times, they are trying to build up their town and enhance the interests of the surrounding country. They deserve a little patronage and they shall have it.”

ONE OF PROCTOR KNOTT’S STORIES During the dinner PROCTOR KNOTT demonstrated very clearly that his reputation as a story-teller is not entirely undeserved. One of the best stories he related was how a young colored lad got the start of him in a religious matter. There was some sort of celebration in honor of St. Francois de Xavier, which attend. A host of negroes in his neighborhood were Catholics. When he came home this darkey boy asked him how he liked the Catholic service. “I” said he, “could not understand it.” He said, “there was one point about it that I never heard.” “What was that?” said the boy. “The Priest does all his praying in Latin.” At this the colored boy fell down in the road, and rolled over shouting with laughter. “Why what is the matter with you?” said Knott. The darkey boy answered: “Fo’ God, massa, don’t’ think that de Lord can’t understand de Latin as well as English. In the Catholic Churches de Priests he prays to de Lord and not to de congregation;” and Mr. Knott added that he had been brought up in a church where the preacher prayed to the congregation and acknowledged that the boy had got the advantage of him.

A VOUDOO CHARMER A negro named MATTHEW TUNSTALL was arrested yesterday on a charge of disorderly conduct, and on being searched at the guardhouse, nearly a bushel of voudoo charms was found on him. They were stowed away in all his pockets, about his person, and, in fact, everywhere that he could find a place to put them. These “charms” were thirty-eight in number, and were composed of all the multitudinous ingredients known to the voudoo pharmacopoeia. There were bits of colored cloths, ground spices, a dried and pressed frog, bones of mysterious formation and doubtful origin, rabbit feet, spiders, pieces of silver, coins, hair – human and otherwise – herbs, grasses, and, in fact, such a diversified array of articles that to give an inventory of them would occupy too much space. Turnstall declares himself to be a doctor, and claims that these article a safeguard against, and sovereign remedy for all the indisposition that afflict the human frame. The sergeant on duty at the guardhouse was somewhat chary in handling them, but they were finally thoroughly inspected and scattered to the four winds of heaven. The negroes – some portion of them, at least – are firm believers in this Voudoo school of medicine, and no doubt Turnstall has received many a dime for this prescriptions. – [Mobile Register]

CHICAGO, MAY 31 There is a large number of women here, nearly every state in the Union being represented, who under the auspices of the National Women’s Suffrage Association, have established headquarters at the Palmer House. Their object is to secure a plank in the Republican platform favoring woman’s suffrage.

THE OPELIKA OBSERVER SAYS: Last Monday morning, about half past one o’clock, an infant child was found carefully wrapped in a blanket on the front door steps of a gentleman who resides on Chambers street. The child was not doubt left there by some person who wanted to get rid of it, probably its mother. Pinned to the blanket was a note to a Mr. Cooper, requesting to take charge of the child and raise it. The child is a female, about one week old, and is evidently white. All is doubt and mystery as to its origin, parentage, etc.

Out of the 20 delegates, sent by the Radical Convention from this state to Chicago, 9 are negroes.

A CIRCULAR To My Fellow Citizens of Lamar County: I take this method of announcing to you that I will be a candidate before the County Convention on July 5th, asking for the nomination for the office of Probate Judge of Lamar County. In making this announcement, I, of course, appeal to the Democratic Party, proper, for my support. Notwithstanding I have many personal friends who claim to belong to the Republican Party, and among those who oppose county conventions. If I have any claims, they must be in the ranks of the Democracy. I could not reasonably expect any support form the Republican Party, because I have never had any affiliation whatever with that party. To those of the Democratic Party, who oppose county convention, I would say, that it is but an honest difference of opinion as to what is the best policy for the safety and wellbeing of the party, and country generally. As I have always been true to the party in the general acceptation of the term, I feel assured that my claims will have their proper weight with them. But to the Democratic Party, proper, I must look most directly for my support. First, because I have always belonged to that party, and have never had any affiliation whatever with AMY other; advocating, at all times, both publicly and privately, those grand and noble principles, which I honestly believe to be the only salvation of our common country. Secondly, Because I have always stood square up to the party, in this days of adversity, as well as in its days of prosperity and have never waved neither to the right nor left, for the sake of office or money. Thirdly, because I have never gone back on any pledge that I have ever made to the party, as others have done. To those who were my comrades in the struggles around Fishing Creek, Shiloah, Murfreesboro, and other places, I would say, that although you be Democrat, or Republican, whether you oppose county conventions or not, there will ever be a place within my heart that is the repository of those refined feeling of philanthropy and patriotism, which one soldier must ever cherish for another. Many of you knew how I stood in those troublesome days that tried men’s souls. Some of you knew when, and how, I fell maimed for life. Now in conclusion, fellow citizens, permit me to say: Should I be so fortunate as to obtain the office which I desire I shall ever bear in mind my obligations to you and endeavor to discharge them as best I can. Should I be defeated I shall gracefully bow to your verdict, and will use my best exertions to secure the election of the man of your choice. Yours Very Respectfully D. W. HOLLIS

10 Barrels White Corn Whiskey 15 Barrels Bourbon Whiskey 13 Barrels Rye Whiskey 4 Barrels Malt Whiskey 22 Barrels assorted Whiskies from $1.15 to $3.50 per gallon at J. W. ECKFORD & BRO., Aberdeen, Miss.

New Cash Store, Vernon, Alabama. This store, conducted by GEO. W. RUSH, has a large and well selected stock of dry goods; such as clothing, boots, shoes and hats, groceries, hardware, farming utensils, drugs, snuff, tobacco, and cigars, and anything else usually kept in a store for sale. We buy strictly for cash and sell for the same, hence our object and motto is “Quick sales and small profits.” Give us a call and be convinced. Respectfully, BROCK & RUSH

Hotel. The undersigned is prepared to accommodate boarders, either by day or the month at very reasonable rates. Strict attention given to transient customers. L. M. WIMBERLEY, Proprietor, Vernon, Ala.

Pictures made in cloudy and rainy as well as clear weather at ECHARD’S Photograph Headquarters at his gallery, Columbus, Miss. 8 Card Ferrotypes, for $1.00. 1 doz. Card Photographs for $2.50. Special attention given to Family Groups and copying Old pictures to any size.

A. A. SUMMERS, Vernon, Alabama. Dealer in Dry goods, groceries, clothing, hats, notions, boots, and shoes, hardware, queensware, glassware, tin and woodware. Farming implements, drugs, oils, tobacco, snuff, pipes and in fact, I keep every article that is needed to supply the wants of all customers. Prices as low as the lowest for CASH, or Credit! I am at my Old Stand, West Side Court House, Corner Main and 2nd Street.

BURRIS & BRO. No. 49 Main Street Columbus, Miss. We have now in store a full stock of general merchandise which we offer for sale very low, for the cash. Thankful for the liberal patronage heretofore extended to us, we hope by selling our goods much lower than in the past to be able to add largely to our already numerous list of patrons. Call and see our mammoth stock.

SHELL & BURDINE, Wholesale and retail druggist’s, Aberdeen, Mississippi. Are daily receiving at their Drug Store a very large stock of fresh goods of all kinds usually kept in a first class drug house, and will sell at bottom prices, for cash. All we ask is to give us a trial and we guarantee you will not go away dissatisfied for we are determined to sell goods so low that it will astonish you.

JOHN D. MORGAN. Wholesale and retail dealer in dry goods, staple and fancy groceries, hardware, wooden ware, willow ware, crockery ware, and tin ware. Boots and shoes, hats and caps. Plantation supplies, etc. would announce to his friends and patrons of Lamar and Fayette Counties, that he has in store, and is daily receiving one of the largest and best selected stocks of goods in the city, and invites everybody to call before buying elsewhere and examine his immense stock. It is no trouble to show goods, and when you look, you will be sure to buy for he keeps none but first class goods, and will not be under sold by any home in the city. Columbus, Miss. July 11th, 1879. J. S. ROBERTSON is with the above house, and would be pleased to serve his many friends at anytime.

NATHAN BROTHERS dealers in whiskies, brandies, wines, cigars, tobaccos and pipes. Our Motto: Quick Sales and Small Profits. Columbus, Mississippi.

Bring your job printing to the CLIPPER. We print all kinds of blanks, deeds, mortgages, law briefs, cards, tags, circulars, bill heads, letter heads, note heads, statements, poster work. We propose to do all kinds of job printing as neat and as cheap as any city, either North or South, and our work is equal to any. When you want any kind of job printing done, please don’t fail to examine our specimens before going elsewhere. Blank Waive Notes for sale at this Office.



For Congress S. J. SHIELDS

The members of the Executive Committee are requested to meet at my office on the 15th inst. to consult on important matter. – G. S. EARNEST, Chairman - June 7, 1880

A. J. PARSONS and family left one day this week for Georgia.

PROF. J. M. I. GUYTON has had an excellent book published on the sound of letter, etc. Every school teacher should purchase a copy. Price 50 cents.

Read a “circular” in today paper.

Railroad, railroad, railroad is the topic of discussion in Vernon these days. Hurrah for the railroad. It must come through Vernon. We believe it will.

On Tuesday last an impudent presuming black snake imposed itself upon the hospitality of MR. G. S. EARNEST, and comfortably selected a large bed to rest upon. It was killed!

Read “Unitas” in another place in this issue.

We hope all our friends will bear in mind that we do not publish communications, cards, or other matter of a business, or personal character gratis. We are compelled to have remuneration for such and by all means the cash must accompany such articles; ie to insure publicity.

The Moulton Adv. says: Bailes, the brutal and heartless Limestone county wife murderer, will swing on July 2d. Before he mounts the scaffold some one should furnish him with a button hole bouquet so he could leave this world in full bloom. No, Bro. W., he should be thoroughly saturated with some ignitable substance so that he would leave this world in full blaze.

W. F. SIMMONS of Oakville, Lawrence County, was on the 29, ult. waylaid and murdered near his home. A tenant on his farm is suspicioned of the crime. He leaves a wife and several little children.

For want of space we cannot give Democratic State Ticket this week. Will show it up in our next. It’s all right anyway!! We’ll go for it straight out. Can we hear you say “I will!”

Cousans – Compund Honey of Tar, a cure for coughs, colds, sore throat, hoarseness, etc. Price 50 cents a bottle. For sale by ERVIN & BILLUPS, Columbus, Miss.

A large stock of quinine, opium, morphine, slats, alum, copperas, pepper, spice and sulphur, at wholesale and retail. Prices very low. J. W. ECKFORD & Bro., Aberdeen, Miss. Friend, when you go to Aberdeen don’t fail to call at the beautiful and well filled drug emporium of J.W . ECKFORD & Bro. If you wish to enjoy an hour’s recreation when you go to Aberdeen, visit the large Drug House of J. W. Eckford & Bro. They will take pleasure in having you shown through their extensive and varied stock. The cellar is filled with choice vines and liquors of every description: Ale, Porter and other beverages. The first floor is devoted to their retail department, and is filled to its utmost capacity. The second and third floor is devoted to the wholesale department, and is filled with all kinds of drugs, glassware, paints, and case goods. Don’t fail to visit them. 5000 pounds of chewing tobacco, every grade at J. W. Eckford & Bro., 65 cases Ralph and Garrett Scotch Snuff for sale. Aberdeen, Miss.

D. Tablers, Buck eye pile ointment made from extract of the buck eye. A reliable remedy. Try it and be cured. Price 50 cents a bottle. For sale by Ervin & Billups, Columbus, Miss.

Smiths Worm Oil – the most effective vermifuge in use. 25 cents a bottle. Ervin & Billups, Agents, Columbus, Miss.

ESTRAY NOTICE On the night of the first inst. from the residence of the undersigned, one bay mare, age 7 years, two dark bay mules, about 5 and 8 years old. The mare is in good order, the mules in tolerable good order for work stock. A liberal reward will be paid for the apprehension of said stock. – Respectfully, C. D.STINSON, Caledonia, Miss., June 3rd, 1880.

ESTATE OF GEORGE L. BURNS, Deceased. State of Alabama, Lamar County Probate Court, June 2nd, 1880 This day came SAMUEL W. BURNS and filed in this court a paper purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of GEORGE L. BURNS, deceased, together with his petition, praying that said paper be admitted to Probate. Whereupon, it is ordered by the court, that the 28th day of June, 1880, be and is a day set for the hearing, and passing upon the same, and it appearing from said petition, that DRU BURNS, ELLEN BURNS, wife of J. J. BEEMS, DORAH DENNIS, wife of --- DENNIS, WESLEY GIVENS, JEROME MATTHEWS, children of JANE JOHNSON, to-wit: HENRY, BENJAMIN, HATTIE, and ROZA, and HARRIETT KING, wife of OLIVER KING are heirs of said estate, and live beyond the limits of this state. It is ordered by the court that notice of this proceeding be given by publication in the Vernon Clipper for three successive weeks prior to said day of hearing, notifying said non resident heirs, and all others interested of this proceeding and of the day set for the hearing of the same, when and where they can attend and contest said application if they see proper. - ALEXANDER COBB, Judge of Probate

SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of an execution issued by JAMES MIDDLETON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Lamar County, Alabama, on the 7th day of May, 1880. I will sell at the Court House door of said county at public outcry to the highest bidder for cash on the first Monday in July next, it being the 5th day of July 1880, the following real estate, to –wit: SW ¼ of NE ¼ and NW ¼ of SE ¼ and N ¼ of SW ¼ of NE ¼ (25 acres) and S ½ of SW ¼ and N ¼ of SW ¼ of SEC 4; and SW ¼ of Sec 9; and N ½ of N ½ of NW ¼ (40 acres) of Sec 16; and NW ¼ of Sec 9, T 12 R 15, lying in said county levied on as the land of AARON MAY, to satisfy said execution now in my hands, against said AARON MAY & JAMES ME. RAY, and in favor of THOMAS B, NESMITH as administrator de bonis of the estate of EDWARD BEAL, deceased, for the sum of six hundred and ninety seven dollars and twenty five cents, with interest thereon from the 30th day of March 1877. This 24 day of May, 1880. – DAVID J. LACY, Sheriff.

Ludden & Bates Grand Clearing Out Sale – the one grand chance of a lifetime to buy a fine piano or organ “awful cheap.” Commencing May 15 and ending July 1, to save heavy expense and labor or removing to our New Double Four story store, July, we offer our entire stock of pianos and organs now on hand and to arrive before removal, consisting of 27 Chickering, 59 Mathushek, 21 Lighte & Co., Hallet & Davis, 62 Southern Gem, 10 Favorite, 28 Gould & Church Pianos, 100 Mason & Hamlin, 100 Pelonbet & Co., 44 Sterling Organs. All new and just from the factory. Also 100 Second Hand pianos and organs nearly all used form one to six months, and precisely as good as new. All to be closed out by July 1 at Manufacturer’s wholesale rates. We cant’ and won’t move them. Don’t miss this chance. Address us for “Clearing out sale” circulars and prices, and be quick about it too. Ludden & Bate, Southern Music House, Savannah, Ga.

SHERIFF’S SALE Bu virtue of an order of sale, usually called venditioni exponas, issued by JAMES MIDDLETON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Lamar County, Alabama, commanding me to sell the following real estate to wit: W ½ of SW ¼ SEC 29, and S ½ OF SE ¼; and NE ¼ of SE ¼ SEC 30; and N ½ of NW ¼ and N ½ of NE ¼ SEC 31; and N ½ of NW ¼ SEC 32 T14 R14 levied on as the property of ALLEN H. BURROW, buy SILAS F. PENNINGTON, a constable by said county, to satisfy an execution issued by WELLS B. TRAYLOR, Notary Public and ex-offico Justice of the Peace of said county, in favor of JAMES MIDDLETON, and against said ALLEN H. BURROW, for the sum of forty six dollars and ninety cents, with interest from the 25th day of October 1879 and the costs of suits. I wills ell said lands, at the Court house door of said county, on the 5th day of July next, t being the first Monday of said month, at public auction to the highest bidder for cash, to satisfy said order of sale. This 26th day of May 1880 DAVID J. LACY – Sheriff

Cuban Chill Tonic is the great Chill King. It cures Chills and Fever of every type, from the shaking Agues of the North to the burning Fevers of the Torrid Zone. It is the great standard. It cures Billiousness and liver Complaint and roots out diseases. Try it – if you suffer it will cure you and give you health. Sold by your druggists. W. L. MORTON & BRO.


We are authorized to announce D. V. LAWRENCE a candidate for re-election to the office of County Treasurer, at the August election in 1880.

Under the following considerations I declare myself a candidate for Sheriff, &c. of Lamar County at the ensuing election. 1st. I was born and raised a freeman in this county. 2nd. By standing in defense of my country I was mangled by the enemies missiles. 3rd. I was incarcerated in prison under false charges preferred against and finally ruined. 4th. I am willing to submit my claims to a Convention of the Democratic Party. Respectfully. J. A. DARR

We are authorized to announce B. H. WILKERSON a candidate for the office of Sheriff and Tax Collector of Lamar County at the ensuing August election, subject to the action of the Democratic Party.

I respectfully announce that I am a candidate for the Legislature. Election 1st Monday in August 1880. – JOHN B. BANKHEAD

I respectfully announce myself a candidate for the office of Probate Judge at the ensuing August election, 1880. Subject to the action of the Democratic party. – J. M. I. GUYTON

I announce myself a candidate for reelection to the office of Probate Judge of Lamar County. Subject to the will of the people. Election 1st Monday in August next. – ALEXANDER COBB

I announce myself as a candidate for Sheriff and Tax-collector of Lamar County. Elections first Monday in August next. Subject to the will of the people. – J. W. WHITE

I announce myself a candidate for re-election to the office of Tax Assessor of Lamar County, Ala. Election, first Monday in August, 1880. – JAS. E. PENNINGTON, T. A.

We are authorized to announce R. D. BOLIN a candidate for Commissioner in the district composed of Lawrence’s, Sizemore’s, Brown’s and Henson’s beats. Election, first Monday in August, 1880.

We are authorized to announce F. M. JORDAN a candidate for election to the office of County Treasurer, election 1st Monday in August, 1880.

I announce myself a candidate for the office of Sheriff and Tax Collector for Lamar County. Election first Monday in August next Subject to the will of the people. – JOHN T. BURROW

Mr. Editor – Sir – Please announce through the columns of the Clipper that I am a candidate for the office of Sheriff and tax Collector of Lamar County, subject to the action of the Democratic party. – W. S. METCALF.

I respectfully announce myself a candidate for the office of Clerk of the Circuit Court of Lamar County. Election first Monday in August next. Subject to the will of the people. – T. W. SPRINGFIELD

I respectfully announce to the citizens of Lamar County that I am a candidate for the office of Judge of Probate. Election first Monday in August, 1880, subject to the action of the Democratic Party. – M. L. DAVIS

Mr. Editor – Please announce that I am a candidate for the office of Sheriff and Tax Collector of Lamar County. Election first Monday in August next. Subject to the action of the Democratic Party. – J. M. WILSON

Mr. Editor – Please announce my name in the Clipper as a candidate for the office of Clerk of the circuit Court of Lamar County, subject to the action of the Democratic Party. Election first Monday in August – JAMES MIDDLTON

I respectfully announce myself a candidate for the office of Clerk of the Circuit Court of Lamar County, subject to the action of the Democratic Party. Election first Monday in August. – M. R. SEAY

Best in the World! ARM AND HAMMER Brand Church & Co.’s Bi-Carb Soda. Absolutely chemically pure. Impure Bi-carb soda is of a slightly dirty white color. It may appear white, examined by itself, but a comparison with Church & Co’s arms and Hammer” brand will show the difference. See that your baking soda is white and pure, as should be all similar substances used for food. A simple but severe test of the comparative value of different brands of soda is to dissolve a dessert spoonful of each kind with about a pint of water (hot preferred) in clear glasses, stirring until all is thoroughly dissolved. The deletevions insoluble matter in the inferior soda will be shown after settling some twenty minutes or sooner, but the milky appearance eof the solution and the quantity of floating flocky matter according to quality. Be sure and ask for Church & Co’s Soda and see that their name is on the package and you will get the purest and whitest made. The use of this with sour milk, in preference to baking powder, saves twenty times its cost. See one pound package for valuable information and read carefully. Show this to your grocer. (NOTE: THIS IS THE SAME LOGO FOR THE ARM AND HAMMER BAKING SODA THAT IS USED TODAY!!!!!)

M. W. MORTON. W. L. MORTON. DR. W. L. MORTON & BRO., Physicians & Surgeons. Vernon, Lamar Co, Ala. Tender their professional services to the citizens of Lamar and adjacent country. Thankful for patronage heretofore extended, we hope to merit a respectable share in the future. Drug Store.

J. L. RANSOM, of North Alabama with Settle & Kainnaird, manufacturers of and wholesale dealers in boots and shoes, Nashville, Tenn. Orders solicited and carefully filled.

BILL HAMILTON with ROY & BRO., wholesale and retail dealer in dry goods, notions, clothing, boots, shoes, hats, &c. Aberdeen, Miss. Highest price paid for cotton.

Cuban Chill Tonic is the great Chill King. It cures Chills and Fever of every type, from the shaking Agues of the North to the burning Fevers of the Torrid Zone. It is the great standard. It cures Billiousness and liver Complaint and roots out diseases. Try it – if you suffer it will cure you and give you health. Sold by your druggists. W. L. MORTON & BRO.

PARENTS READ THIS. Nine-tenths of the sickness of childhood is caused by worms. Thousands of children die yearly from worms in the stomach that could have been saved by the timely use of Parker’s Santonine Worm Lozenges. They save thousands of children. They drive out the worms without pain. They cleanse the stomach, and make the little ones bloom and blossom as the rose. The are the finest and best medicine ever made. Thousands of parents all over the land use nothing but Parker’s Lozenges. Buy nothing but Parker’s. Give no other Worm Medicine to children but Parker’s Lozenges. They are the cheapest, best, and safest. Sold by your druggists, W. L. Morton & Bro.

$5 to $20 per day at home. Sample worth $5 free. Address Stinson & Co., Portland, Maine.

ALEXANDER COBB & SON, Dealers in ready made clothing, dress goods, jeans, domestics, calicoes, silks, satins, millinery, embroidery, notice, &c. Hats, caps, boots, shoes, saddles, bridles, leather, &c. Tin, wooden, Hard and glass wares, crockery, &c. Salt, flour, meal, bacon, lard, soda, coffee, molasses, &c.

Family Groceries. The undersigned has opened a family grocery store in the old Goodwin house on Main Street. Where he will be able to furnish the county and town with everything usually kept in a first class house: Such as bacon, lard, flour, sugar, coffee, molasses, tobacco, cigars, powder, lead, shot and a great variety of canned goods: Such as pine apples, peaches, tomatoes, pickles, &c., &c. Cheese and crackers in abundance, all of which I am determined to sell lower than they can be bought elsewhere. Give me a call. No trouble to show goods. Terms cash. L. M. WIMBERLY

Pocket knives from 10 cents to $3 at Eckford & Bro. 100 kegs of rifle and duckling powder at Eckford & Bros.

Masonic: Vernon, Lodge No. 389, meets on the 1st Saturday of each month, at 7 p.m.

PROFESSIONAL CARDS. FRANCIS JUSTICE, Attorney at Law and Solicitor in Chancery, Pikeville, Marion Co., Alabama Will practice in all the Courts of the 3rd Judicial District.

SAMUEL J. SHIELDS, Attorney at Law and Solicitor in Chancery, Vernon, Ala., Will practice in the counties of Lamar, Fayette, Marion, and the Courts of the 3rd Judicial District.

JNO. D. MCCLUSKY, Attorney at Law and Solicitor in Chancery, Vernon, Ala. Will practice in the counties of Lamar, Fayette, Marion, and the Courts of the 3rd Judicial Circuit. Special attention given to the collection of claims, and matters of administration.

EARNEST & EARNEST. W. S. EARNEST GEO. S. EARNEST. Attorneys at Law and Solicitors in Chancery, Birmingham & Vernon, Ala. Will practice in the Counties of this Judicial Circuit.

NESMITH & SANFORD. T. B. NESMITH, Vernon, Ala. JOHN B. SANFORD, Fayette C. H. Attorneys at Law. Partners in the Civil practice in the counties of Fayette and Lamar. Will practice separately in the adjoining counties. THOS. B. NESMITH. Solicitor for the 3rd Judicial Circuit. Vernon, Lamar Co., Ala.

MCQUISTON & HEISEN, Cotton Factors and Commission Merchants 96 & 98 Commerce St., Aberdeen, Miss. Farmers will make money by letting MCQUISSTON & HEISEN sell their cotton when they come to the city.

LAMAR DIRECTORY County Court – Meets on the 1st Monday in each month. Probate Court - Meets on 2nd Monday in each month. Commissioner’s Court – Meets on the 2nd Monday in February, April, July, and November.


COUNTY OFFICERS ALEXANDER COBB – Judge of Probate D. J. LACY, Sheriff and Tax Collector JAMES. MIDDLETON, Circuit Clerk JAMES M. MORTON, Register in Chancery D. V. LAWRENCE, Treasurer J. E. PENNINGTON, Tax Assessor W. T. MARLER, Coroner


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THE HOT BED – To sprout sweet potatoes, a temperature of 90 to 100 degrees is necessary.

TOBACCO PROSPECT – It is given out in the tobacco regions that the plant of this year will nearly double that of last.

CHICKEN CHOLERA – Cholera in fowls may be prevented by inoculation; so it is thought may phylloxera in vines.

JUST SO – Probably no vegetable with which the farmer has to deal is of greater importance the world over than the potato.

Bug Remedy – A correspondent of an Eastern paper writes: “Last season I kept the striped bugs from my cucumbers by saturating ashes with kerosene and applying a handful on a hill.

New Seedling Apple – California has a new seedling apple resembling the Belleflower in outside appearance, but with a flesh of beautiful rose-pink striped with yellow. It is of fair size and pleasantly tart.

Irrigated Land – Colorado has 100,000 acres under irrigation, and 50,000 more of hay land, mush of which is irrigated. in 1879 the irrigated land produced $3,150,000 worth of cereals and other products.

Covering seed. Experience will satisfy any one, that drill-seedling is far better than broadcast sowing. There is a saving of seed, every good seed grows and none is wasted, and the plants having a better root, are hardier and more vigorous.

Lawns – One of the essentials of beauty is a well kept lawn. Nothing can compensate for or take the place of smooth green grass. Without it the grounds will always have a base unfinished appearance. With it they will always be attractive.

Poultry Vermin – It is a very difficult matter to keep a log hen-house free from vermin, as the vermin get into the cracks and notches that are in the logs, under the loose bark and such places, and it is almost impossible to fill such places with whitewash.

Tobacco mould – D. W. Whitman, of Hart County, says he prevented his tobacco from moulding by spreading a thick covering of dry straw over the barn floor. The straw is as good an absorbent as the tobacco, and will take up so much of the moisture as to save the crop. –[Farmer’s Home Journal]

“Home Without A Chicken” – Besides the large numbers of poultry raised for market, what would an American home be without its chickens? Nothing on a farm brings more pleasure than the poultry when well cared for; it gives work of the children, and they enjoy gathering in the eggs and tending to the little chickens?

The Virtue of Sunlight – Grass will not grow well without sunlight, hence in our planting we must arrange for plenty of it, but at the same time it must not be forgotten that the contrast of deep shadows will always be pleasant. Perhaps the most attractive feature of a well kept, planted lawn is the ever varying play of sunlight and shadow.

Importance of Location – One of the most important requirements for a successful apiary is location. We may have the best hive in use, the best race of bees known for gathering honey, the apiarist may be well adapted to the business, possessing all the knowledge necessary for success, but with a poor location it is still but a poor business.

Vigorous Life – A strong plant digests its food better than a weak one, and its appetite, so to speak, is more vigorous, precisely as is that of a strong, healthy young animal. It is with the plant as with the animal; early feeding, and vigor of growth, being early and vigorous maturity. The farmer should study to get early a strong and healthy growth.

Think for a moment – There are seven millions of soldiers in Europe, who are non-producers, and expensive consumers; two or three millions of army horses, all eating, and not working; emperors, kings, princes, and titled personas of all kinds, who are supported in the greatest luxury out of the public revenues; and “the farmer pays for all.”

A Lamentable Fact – The first move toward making garden is to hire somebody to take away your ash pile. Then borrow a hoe; and in this connection it may be stated as an agricultural truth that those people who generally make gardens the most are those who never won their own tools. Just but a spading fork and see how quick the neighbors will find it out. – [Elmira Advertiser]

No fear of a surplus – The world’s markets are at our feet. The fear that we may produce more than can be disposed of, is a bug-bear and a phantom. It has been conclusively shown, that at a certain price, we can control all the European markets, and that this price, while it pays us fairly, is too small for a profit to the European farmers, who have to pay large rents, heavy taxes, employ expensive labor, and use costly fertilizers.

Our need – the present necessity is larger crops at the same cost, or a less proportionate cost, than our present small ones. This result can only be secured by additional fertilizing. The present average of our crops is not more than one-fourth of that which the soil is capable of producing, and this extra three-fourths may be produced without any more labor by the use of fertilizers or additional manures; but fertilizers chiefly.

Bur Clover – A correspondent of the Rural World writing from Mississippi speaks highly of bur clover grown from California seed. He says that from a growth of a small patch in his neighborhood he considers it the best plant for winter pastures I Mississippi. He wishes to know where the seed can be had. It would be well for our seedsmen, to bring this subject to the attention of their business correspondents in the Northern States.

Oats – It is thought by some that oats will take no harm from careless seeding. But this is a mistake; for a good crop, deep covering in well prepared soil is needed; shallow sown seed does not tiller; while that sown deep will tiller about as much as wheat; with good covering the seed may be sown much earlier,, and will be safe against changes of the weather, while seed near or on the surface will be destroyed either by frost or by dry weather as soon as it sprouts.

TOPICS FOR THE HOUSEHOLD MOLASSES COOKIES – Three cups of molasses, one cup of sugar, one cup of water, one cup of butter, two tablespoonfuls of saleratus, two tablespoonfuls of ginger, and flour to make pretty stiff.

RUSTY IRONS – If there is rust or other roughness on your flat-iron put some fine salt on a board and rub it rapidly while warm until it moves smoothly.

PANCAKES – Take three eggs and stir them into a pinto of milk, add a good pinch of salt, and flour enough to make it into a thick, smooth batter. Fry in boiling fat till nearly done, roll over on either side, drain and serve very hot with lemon and powdered sugar.

BAVARIAN CREAM – One pint of milk, three ounces of sugar, one-half ounce gelatin, two eggs, beat the yolks and stir into the boiling milk. Dissolve the gelatine in a little hot water; bate the whites of the eggs separate and stir in when cool. Cream is better whipped. Flavor to taste and then put in moulds.

LEMON CAKE – Three cups of sugar, one cup of butter; rub butter and sugar to a cream. Stir in the yolks of five eggs, well beaten; one teaspoonful of salaratus to one cup of sweet milk; the whites of five eggs, beaten to a stiff froth; four cups of flour; the grated rind and juice of one lemon.

BURNS – Wet saleratus and spread on a cloth, bind this around the burnt part, and in a few hours it will be nearly well, unless the burn is very deep, in which case the saleratus should be removed, and after being removed the burn should be covered with a piece of old linen on which has been rubbed a little mutton tallow or sweet oil.

QUEEN’S PUDDING – Three pints of milk, one quart of bread crumbs, the yolks of four eggs, one teaspoonful of vanilla; put the bread to soak in the milk, then add the eggs beaten, one-quarter pound of sugar; bake it when done. Beat the whites of five eggs to a stiff froth, add five ounces of sugar, put on the top and put in the oven for a few minutes.

TO CREAM POTATOES – Heat one tablespoonful of butter in a saucepan, add one teaspoonful of flour, cook until smooth, but not brown, then add gradually one large cup of cold milk, stirring all the time until it boils up. Put in the potatoes, which should be cut up fine and salted and peppered. Let them cook about three minutes in the sauce, just enough to heat them.

TO TAKE STAINS OUT OF LINEN – Place the stained spot in a tin pan; pour boiling water enough to entirely cover. Let it steep like you would tea or coffee, then rinse well, and hang it out of doors. Iron the spot and it will not show. For fruit stains you must wash directly after pouring on the boiling water. We know this to be good, for we get all the stains out this way.

TAPIOCA CUSTARD – After soaking a cup of tapioca until perfectly soft, drain off any surplus water and add a quart of new milk, set the dish in one of boiling water to prevent sticking or burning, sweeten to taste. When it begins to grow a little thick, add the yolks of four eggs, beaten, with one tablespoonful sugar. Remove from the fire as soon as it becomes the consistency of cream, or it will be too hard when cold. Flavor to taste after it is done, and spread the whites of eggs over the top. Brown a delicate color in the oven.

SCOTCH BROTH – Two pounds of the scraggy part of the neck of mutton. Cut the meat from the bone and cut off all the fat. Cut the meat into small pieces. Put into a soup pout with one large slice of turnip, two carrots, one onion, one stalk of parsley, one-half cup of barley, three pints of water and boil gently two hours. One the bones put one pint of water; boil two hours and then strain on the soup. Cook one spoonful of flour and one of butter together until perfectly smooth, then stir into the soup and add one teaspoonful of chopped parsley.

LITTLE RED RIDINGHOOD – [Richmond State] There was a real case of Little Red Ridinghood and the wolf at one of our hotels the other morning. A large Newfoundland dog had strayed into the building during the night, and after wandering about in the vain search for his master finally entered the sleeping apartment of two little girls, daughters of the proprietor, whose room adjoined that of their parents. In the morning the mother of the twins was aroused from slumber by the piercing shrikes of one of the children, and rushing hastily to their room the sight that met her gaze seen in a wilderness would have frozen her blood, but in the midst of a civilised hotel life it only called forth a hearty laugh. There stood the great black, bear-like dog with his forepaws on the bed, licking the hands of the screaming child, while he waged his tail in perfect good humor, wholly unconscious of the fact that to her excited imagination he had been playing the role of the wolf in the story book, and had already more than half devoured our Little Red Ridinghood by his great bid eyes, mouth and ears.

Scene – at Williams College. Junior, translating New Testament: “And the - an’ – and the Lord said, Lord said unto Moses – ‘” Here he hesitated and looked appealingly to a neighbor, who, being also unprepared, whispered “skip it.” Junior going on “And the Lord said unto Moses, ‘skip it.’” Great consternation ensued.

HOW PEANUTS ARE CLEANED AND SORTED – [Philadelphia Times] The moduz operandi by which the nuts are separated, cleaned, and classed is somewhat as follows: The third story of the building contains thousand s of bushels of peas in bags, and there the continual roar of the machinery is deafening. Each machine has a duty to perform. First, there is a large cylinder in which all the nuts are placed, in order that the dirt and dust may be shaken off them. They pass from the cylinder into the brushes, where very nut receives fifteen feet of a brushing before it becomes free. Then they pass through a sluiceway to the floor below, where they are dropped on an endless belt, about two and one-half feet in width, and dashing along at the rate of four miles an hour. On each side of the belt stand eight colored girls, and as the nuts fall from the sluice on to the belt the girls, with a quick motion of the hand, pick out all the poor looking nuts, and by the time the belt reaches the end two-thirds of the nuts are picked off, allowing only the finest to pass the crucible. Those that do pass drop through another sluice and empty into bags on the floor below. When the bag is filled it is taken away by hand, sewed up and branded as “cocks”, with the figure of a rooster prominent on it sides. The peas caught up by the girls are then thrown to one side, placed in the bags, and carried into another room, where they are again picked over, the best singled out, bagged and branded as “chips.” There are as fine a nut as the first for eating, but in shape and color do not compare with the “cocks.” Having gone over them twice, we now come to a third grace, which are called and branded as “eagles.” These are picked out of the cullings of the “cocks” and “chips” but now and then you will find a respectable looking nut among them, though the eyes of the colored damsels are as keen as a hawk, and a bad nut is rarely allowed to pass their hands. The cullings that are left from the “eagles” are bagged, sent through the elevator to the top story, and what little meat is in them is shaken out by a patent sheller, which is not only novel, but as perfect a piece of machinery as was ever invented. These nuts being shelled by this new process, the meat drops into bags below free from dust or dirt of any kind, and are then shipped in two-hundred pound sacks to the North, where they are bought up by confectioners of the purpose of making taffy or peanut candy. It may be here stated that a peculiar kind of oil is extracted from the meat of the nut, and in this specialty a large trade is done among the wholesale druggists. There is nothing wasted, for even the shells are made useful. They are packed in sacks, and sold to stable keepers for horse-bedding and a very healthy bed they make.

IT WAS A MISTAKE Those curious personal resemblances, which are not uncommon, have given rise to the popular belief that every man has his double some time in the world. It appears that the double of an eminent philosopher of psychology at the Berlin University, is a hair-dresser, whose shop is situated in the immediate neighborhood of that institution, and who, well aware of his likeness to the learned doctor, carefully copies the latter in dress, bearing and demeanor. A few days ago the professor was walking homeward from his lecture-room, when a gentleman, entirely unknown to him, stopped him in the street, saying: “Follow me to my house. I want you to cut my hair.” The amiable Professor, one of whose principles of life it has always been never to withhold from a fellow-creature any service that it might be in his power to render, meekly accompanied the stranger home, and there addressed himself to the task thus imperatively prescribed to him. Lacking professional scissors, he picked up a pair of shears, used for cutting paper, from a writing tale in the dressing room, to which he was conducted, and with this implement proceeded most conscientiously to cut this victim’s hair down to the very roots. When he had cleared about half the skull, he accidentally stuck the point of the shears into the scalp of the patient, who, springing to his feet in great pain and wrath, exclaimed: “Can’t you take care what you are about? Do you call yourself a hair-cutter?” “A hair-cutter!” returned the astonished sage, “Certainly not. I am only Professor B--, very much at you service, as you perceive.”

A BABY BORN BENEATH THE ALPS The St. Gothard Tunnel, the longest in the world, in the construction of which more lives have been lost than in any other similar undertaking, has now acquired the unique distinction of being the scene of a birth. According to the Urnen Zeitung, a woman went into the tunnel to see her husband, who was working there, when the heat and the sights of the place brought on prematurely the pains of labor, and she was safely delivered of a fine child. Mother and child are said to be doing as well as could be expected. The workmen at the Airolo side of the tunnel are suffering more from smoke and heat than they were before the meeting of the galleries. Owing to the north outlet being at a lower level than the south, the atmospheric pressure is greater there than at the other end. Hence there is a constant current of air toward Airolo, which carries the smoke of the lamps and the foul air in that direction; but as yet is not sufficiently powerful to carry them out of the tunnel altogether.

After being shut up in a mine for forty-three days and nights, a Devonshire (England) dog still lives. In accompanying his master on a shooting excursion he fell into a shaft sixty feet deep, and was supposed to be killed. After more than a month, a howl was heard to proceed from the pit’s mouth. A miner was sent for, and lowered, and the dog rescued, in an emaciated condition. He had lost twenty-six pounds in weight.

The season of the Carl Rosa Company in London was made almost a financial failure by the prevalence of dense fogs for over two weeks, the fog on two occasions penetrating to the interior of the Opera-House, and filling it as only a London fog can.

RAPID GROWTH OF THE WEST Says the Yankton Press: The movement of population from East to West show no indication of abatement, but rather swells in volume as the years go by. Kansas has grown 100,000 to 1,000,000 in less than twenty years, is still receiving large accessions, while beyond it the tide of immigration is flowing across the plains off Colorado and climbing its agentiferous mountains. Nebraska free lands have been in great part absorbed, but it is daily growing in number at a rate that will soon place it side by side with is southern sister. And Dakota, where five years since the organized counties would number less than twenty settlements were few and far between, is not the home of 150,000 people and is augmenting its population with great rapidity. If the signs of the times should not fail, our territory will nearly double its numerical strength during the present year, and civilization will have penetrated its most remote corner. The end of the free land policy of our generous government is drawing rapidly near, so far as its practical benefits are concerned, and within five years, at least, should there by no abatement in immigration, agricultural lands for preemption and the grand beacon of the mighty West will lose its luster and attraction. Still there will be room for millions more, and in the light of the past we can safely feel that the room will be occupied.

The small boy’s digestive apparatus is undoubtedly the nearest approach to perpetual motion that the world has yet known.

Dr. Bull’s Cough Syrup gives by far the best satisfaction and takes the lead of all cough preparations on our shelves. – Carpenter & Palmeter, Jamestown, N. Y.

A Carolina Judge says “a maiden lady, eighty years old, is entitled to be called Mrs.” Does anybody know where Mrs. Susan B. Anthony is lecturing.

A Household Need – A book on the liver, its diseases and their treatment sent free. Including treatises upon liver complaints, torpid liver, jaundice, biliousness, headache, constipation, dyspepsia, malaria, etc. Address Dr. Sanford, 162 Broadway, New York, City, N. Y.

The Voltate Belt Co., Marshall, Mich. Wills end their Electro-Voltaic Belts to the afflicted upon 30 days trial. See their advertisement in this paper headed, “On 30 Days Trial.”

Vegetine – By its use you will prevent many of the diseases prevailing in the Spring and Summer season.

Lyon’s Heel Stiffeners keep boots and shoes straight. Sold by shoe and hardware dealers.

Get. C. Gilbert’s Linen Starch and try it.

Daughters, wives and mothers. Dr. Marchini’s Uterine Catholicon will positively cure female weakness, such as falling of the womb, whites, chronic inflammation or ulceration for the womb, incidental hemorrhage or flooding, painful, suppressed and irregular menstruation, & c. An old and reliable remedy. Send postal card for a pamphlet, with treatment, cures and certificates from physicians and patients, to Howart & Ballard, Utica, N. Y. Sold by all druggists - $1.50 per bottle.

A Card – To all who are suffering from the errors and indiscretions of youth, nervous weakness, early decay, loss of manhood, etc. I will send a recipe that will cure you. Free of Charge, This great remedy was discovered by a missionary in South America. Send a self-addressed envelope to the Rev. Joseph T. Inman, Station D, New York City

How to Get Sick. Expose yourself day and night, eat too much without exercise; work to hard without rest; doctor all the time; take all the vile nostrums advertised; and then you will want to know How TO Get Well, which is answered in three words – Take Hop Bitters! See other column – [Express]

When exhausted by mental labor, take Kidney-Wort to maintain healthy action of all organs.

Dr. Bull’s Cough Syrup

Music–Look!–Cisum – Absolutely free Stoddard’s Musical Library – A truly wonderful publication, bringing the best class of vocal and instrumental music within the reach of all. Sample copy, containing $1.50 worth of piano or organ music, mailed to any address on receipt of a 3 cents stamp. J. M. Stoddard & Co., Philadelphia, Pa.

Lane & Brodley Co., Cincinnati, Manufactures of Standard Plantation Machinery, stationary and portable steam engines. Saw Mills, Grist Mills, Shafting hangers, pulleys, etc. Our machinery is strong, simple, and well made, and is especially adapted to the wants of farmers and planters for finning, sawing, grinding and factory use. Send for an illustrated catalogue. Lane & Brodley Co., John & Water Sts, Cincinnati, O.

Opium, morphine habit speedily cured by Dr. Beck’s only know and sure remedy. No charge for treatment till cured. Call on or address Dr. J. C. Beck, Cincinnati, O.

WARD’s 6 Fine shirts for $9.00. Printed ---for sell of measurements and price lists free by mail. E. M. & W. WARD, 38 Broadway., New York

PICTURES ON THE EVERLASTING ROCK – [Nashville American] Not one hundred miles below Nashville is a curious spectacle, known as the “Sun and Moon.” It consists of a painting on an immense rock which rises to an altitude of several hundred feet. As to who painted it is a mystery which I believe was never unraveled. Many think it was the work of the red brother centuries ago perhaps. But there the sun and moon shine out in all the freshness of new paint. They are located midway of the cliff and stand out in bold relief. As to how any human being ever reached the spot is a question which I believe has never been solved. it is supposed that in these days they had no giant ladders and could not easily have reached the point below. The only natural rope at that time was a wild grape vine, of which Tennessee is so prolific, and some Indian might have been by this means let down over the dizzy bluff, and when he had finished his work had again been let down or pulled up. At any rate these pictures are there on the everlasting rock and are likely to remain there for future ages.

A DOG STORY There was a great deal of fun in one of the churches in the town of Phoenixville – which is a little ways up the Schuykill – last Sunday. While the preacher was reading his sermon a dog which belonged to the preacher, run up and aisle sniffing the air and wagging his tail. At first the dog did not attract much attention, but after a while he hopped up into the pulpit and began to gape. This amused the congregation, for they saw in the dog’s antics a hint to the preacher that his sermon was a dull and sleepy sort of a sermon. By and by the dog saw one of the vestry-men start around with his collection plate. Now, this vestryman was a great enemy in the dog’s eyes and, rushing down with loud barks, he seized the vestryman by the pantaloons. The janitor ran in to take the dog off, and for a time there was considerable excitement. Finally the janitor led the mischief-maker into the street, and that’s the end of this story.

A man may smile and smile and continue to smile, and be a temperance orator.

Agricultural machinery, engines, cotton presses, mills, &c., Wheat thrashing, Engines & Separators. Plantation Machinery of all kinds. Scholfield’s Iron Works. Send for price list. Macon, Ga.

For ladies only. Send 5-cent stamp for circular. Address in confidence B. B. Ranney, Agent, Cooperstown, Vanago Co., Penn., Box 164.

For a tender-footed people we have a few dozen pairs of the Cherokee Moccasins which are made by hand from the best oil-tanned cow hide. Are soft and pliable, and easy as a stocking, and are the most comfortable foot covering known for field, farm, and hunting purposes. Prices per dozen pair, $12.00 cash. Sample pair by mail. $1.50. INGSLLD & Co., Wholesale dealers in boots and shoes, No. 317 Est Main St. Louisville, Ky., Wholesale agents for Lyon’s Patent Metallic Heel Stiffeners.

Guns, revolvers, catalogue free address Great Western Gun Works, Pittsburg, Pa.

Plutarch’s Loves of Illustrious Men. Translated by Dryden, 5 Vols. Nearly 1,500 pages. Price, $1.50. Postage 2 ½ cents. The most famous series of biographies ever written, of the most famous men of antiquity, the me n who made the world’s history in their times. Building the foundations of civilized government, science, art, literature, philosophy, and religion, are here presented in form that can not fail to please, at a price that makes what has been for centuries esteemed essential to a complete library, easily attainable by every one. The Literary Revolution, Catalogue sent free. Address American Book Exchange, Tribune Building, New York.

Young men, go West, learn telegraphy. Address R. Valentine, Manager, Janesville, Wis.

$5 to $20 per day at home. Sample worth $5 free. Address Stinson & Co., Portland, Maine.

Petroleum VASELINE Jelly. Grand Medal Philadelphia at Exposition. Silver Medal at Paris Exposition. This wonderful substance is acknowledged by physicians throughout the world to be the best remedy discovered for the cure of wounds, burns, rheumatism, skin disease, piles, catarrh, ---. In order that every one may try it, it is put up in 15 and 25 cents bottles for household use. Obtain it from your druggists, and you will find it superior to anything you have ever used.

Natrona Bi-Carb. Soda – is the best in the World. It is absolutely pure. It is the best for medicinal purposes. It is the best for baking and all family uses. Sold by all druggists and grocers. Penn’a Salt Manuf. Co, Phila.

Agents wanted for “The Bible in Pictures” containing 240 engravings by Julius Schubert von Carolsfield. This work is highly indorsed by Pros. Chadbourne, Williams College; Bishop Donane, Albany; Rev. Dr. Post, St. Louis; Drs. F/ L. Patton, Jon Peddle, H. W. Thomas, Geo. H. Peeke, and others, Chicago, Sold in numbers. Address Arthur Bott, Albany N. Y.

Perry Davis Pain-killer is recommended by physicians, …by everybody Pain-killer is the best remedy known to the world for sick headache, sea sickness, pain in the back, pain in the side, rheumatism, and neuralgia. Unquestionably the best liniment made. For sale by all medicine dealers.

England, Holland, Belgium, and some other European states, grow more fertile as they grow older, while China, the oldest nation in the world has the densest population, and feeds its millions without the importation of foreign food.

Talk is cheap - unless a lawyer does the talking.

Nature’s Remedy - VEGETINE, The Great Blood Purifier. Female Weakness. No better remedy in the whole material-medica has yet been compounded for the relief and cure of Female complaints, of the ordinary kind, than Vegetine. It seems to act in these cases with unwonted certainly, and never fails to give a new and healthful tone to the female organs, to remove relaxed debility and unhealthy secretions, and restore a healthful vigor and elasticity. One of the most common of these complaints is hemcorrhecea or Whites, which are brought on either by the presence of scrofula in the system or by some affection of the womb, or even by general debility. For all these complaints, and when danger begins to threaten women at the turn of life, Vegetine can be commended without qualification. The great prevalence of these disorders, and their cure by Vegetine ahs amply shown that the sure alleviating agent remains not yet to be discovered, but is already known, and is a favorite with American ladies. Too long has it been the custom to prescribe nauseating and uncertain remedies in place of what is pleasant, effacious and cheap. Try Vegetine, and do not doubt it s power to carry you safely through danger and disease. A SPLENDID MEDICINE – HEART AND KIDNEY DISEASE, FEMALE WEAKNESS. (too small to read)…Serofula, liver complaint, dyspepsia, rheumatism, weakness. …(too small to read) Vegetine is sold by all druggists.

Agents wanted for the Pictorial History of the World. It contains 672 fine historical engravings and 1260 large double-column pages, and is the most complete history of the world ever published. It sales at sight. Send for specimen pages and extra terms to agents, and see why it sells faster than any other book. Address. National Publishing Co., St. Louis, M

Free Beautiful illustrated FLORAL GUIDE – Descriptive of roses, plants, bulbs, flower seed, etc. sent free upon application. Memphis, Tennessee

Portable Soda Fountains (picture) $35, $45, $60 and $80 Cheap and durable. Will yield 200 percent. Shipped ready for use. Address the only manufacturers, Chapman & Co., Madison, Ind.

Spectacles – To preserve your eyesight. Address L. G. Grady, Halifax, N. C.

Watches $6 to $150. Write for catalogue to Standard An’m Watch Co., Pittsburg, Pa.

Get rich! Selling our rubber stamps and sheet music. Cook & Bissell, Cleveland, O

5,000 Curiosities of the Bible. Pertaining to persons, places, and things with blackboard designs, Bible studies, concert exercises, and Prayer-Meeting Outlines. Introduction by J. H. Vincent, DD Can be sold in every family. Agents wanted Forshee & McMackin 184 and 190 W, Fifith St., Cincinnati, Ohio

Sore ears, catarrh. Many people are afflicted with these loathsome diseases but very few ever get well from them. This is owing to improper treatment only as they are readily curable if properly treated. This is no idle boast but a fact I have proven over and over again by my treatment. Send for my little book, free to all, it will tell you all about these matters and who I am. My large book, 375 pages, octave; price $2 by mail, address Dr. C. E. Shoemaker, Aural Surgeon., Reading, Pa.

Military and Band Goods Hartley and Graham. 19 Mainden Lane, New York. Send for Catalogue. Low prices.

Carleton’s household Encyclopedia. The most valuable single book ever printed. A Treasury of knowledge. There has never before been published in one volume, so much useful information on every subject. Beautifully illustrated, price $2.50. A whole library in one volume. To Agents Sold only by subscriptions; the easiest book to sell ever known. Terms, etc. address G. W. Carleton & Co., Publishers, N. Y. City

Saponifier is the old reliable concentrate lye for family soap making. Directions accompanying each can for making hard, soft and toilet soap quickly. It is full weight and strength. The market is flooded with (so-called) concentrated lye, which is adulterated with salt and resin, and won’t make soap. Save money and buy the Saponifier made by the Pennsylvania Salt Manuf’g Co. Philadelphia.

This Claims House Established 1865 – Pensions – New Law. Thousands of Soldiers and heirs entitled. Pensions date back to discharge or death. Time limited. Address with stamp. George E. Lemon, PO Drawer 325, Washington, DC

On 30 Days trial. We will send our Electro-Voltaic Belts and other Electric Appliances upon trial for 30 days to those afflicted with nervous debility and diseases of a personal nature. Also of the liver, kidneys, rheumatism, paralysis, &c. A sure cure guaranteed or no pay. Address Voltaic Belt Co., Marshall, Mich.

Beatty organ and pianos. (too small to read)

Wanted…(too small to read)

Wells, Richardson & Co., Perfected Butter Color…(too small to read)

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