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Vernon Clipper 12 Dec 1879

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




A maiden sits in a tiny bark, Singing so sweetly, The boatman he is grim and dark, Rowing so fleetly.

The stream is narrow, the banks are fair; “Rest thee, good master.” Idle her longing, vain her prayers, He rows the faster.

Anon they float on a river wide, A mighty river. Instead of flowers by the water-side, Pale aspens quiver.

And lo, a woman where sat the maid Who sang so sweetly; The boatman, grim and undismayed, Still rowing fleetly.

On and on, till they reach the sea That flows for ever; And drift away on the ocean free, Returning never.

And vain it is for the earthly eye To follow thither; And vainly mortal tongue may cry, “Gone – whither, whither?”

ADDRESS TO A CAT – from Burlington Hawkeye

Sweet warbler, where the radiant moonlight falls In mellow splendor on the haunted shed, Oh, have I listed to thy plaintive wants And cursed thee from my sleep-deserted bed. How have I wept to hear thy long-drawn shout, “Maria! Oh-h Ma-ri-ah! Comin’ ou-out?”

Why dost thou rage, vain car, when sable night With “dewy freshness fills the silent air?” Why dost thou climb the roof to yell and fight And rip and spit and snort and claw and swear? Dost thou not blush, sweet cat, when rosy dawn Sees half thy fur clawed out and one eye gone?


ADELINA It was the day after New Year’s – a cold, clear Tuesday morning – that I disconsolately wended my way to school, wishing that holidays came oftener and stayed longer, and regretting that out of fifty-two there was only one week of uninterrupted pleasure. The old red school-house stood at the junctions of three roads, and as I raised the little hill just before reaching it, I saw, coming from the opposite direction, a little black-clad figure that looked like a moving blot on the unbroken whiteness of the snow-covered landscape. I never could tell what actuated me to linger on her movements as I did, or why she so strongly attracted me, but from the first I think I must have loved the child, even before I was old enough to slightly understand the meaning of the word. We reached the worn old door-stone together, and, being a boy, not at all afraid to speak to anyone, much less a timid little girl, I very coolly asked her if this was her first day at school. “Yes, and I dread it so much.” It was the sweetest voice I had ever heard or have ever heard since. The peculiar rising inflection on the last word was like the short, clear, low notes of a bird, and as purely natural. “Do you come every day?” “Haven’t missed a day this winter.” “Oh, I am so glad!” “Why are you so glad?” “Because you are a good boy. Won’t you please to tell me your name?” “Edward Durand.” “I like the name,” she said sweetly, and, boy as I am, I wondered how any mortal ever came by such an angelic smile. All this time she had been trying to untie the round worsted strings of her hood, but had only succeeded in drawing them into a harder knot. “Won’t you please untie it for me, Eddie?” She held her little chin, and without a moment’s hesitation I bent down and did as she requested. It was such a tender, confiding little face – who could help loving it? I patted encouragingly the rose-red cheek turned toward me in a gentle truthfulness, and bade her not to be afraid, for she had as good a right to come to school as any one.” “Hallo! Where did that little blackbird come from?” cried kind-hearted Ben Phillips as we entered. “Come along, little girl, and get warm for you look half frozen.” A general tittering and nudging followed Ben’s energetic seating of the new scholar, and one saucy little minx, not understanding its significance, asked pertly: “What are you looking so like a crow for? I hate a black dress.” “Hush!” reproved an older girl, who overheard the remark. “Hush, Sue! Don’t you see she is in mourning?” The voice that had so charmed me in the entry answered the question in a strangly quiet way. “My father is dead!” A hush as of death fell upon the noisy group gathered around the old cracked stove. The unwonted silence was broken by the entrance of the teacher, who rapped us to order, after which he briskly called up the new scholar. “What is you name?” “Adelina.” Mr. Pike looked wise. “Adelina Lagrange, I suppose; and you are the daughter of the lady who has recently taken the Baldwin cottage?” “Yes, sir.” “Well, you may take this seat,” pointing to a bench not far from where I was sitting, and without further questioning Adelina had passed through the trying ordeal of a “first day” and was duly counted one of us. Her mother, it was rumored, was a lady of refinement and culture, but very proud and reversed in her demeanor for a person who was obliged to teach music for a living. Mrs. Lagrange, at any rate, was young, handsome, and recently widowed – at least the length and newness of her veil indicated to observing feminine eyes that the bereavement was recent, and that is all the gossips knew about her. The summer term brought Adelina again to the old red school-house, but so changed outwardly that we hardly knew her for the somber “blackbird” of the previous winter. She fluttered in one morning dressed in white, with sash and should-knots of cherry ribbons – the loveliest I ever saw. At noon she came to me and said, very gravely: “After today I am not coming any more.” “Why?” “I am going to the city to live; but you were kind to me the first day I came, and I tell you for that reason, and because you didn’t mind untying my hood for me.” I felt her going so keenly that I could not study, try as I would, and in consequence my grammar lesson was a decided failure. I went home from school her way that day taking care that the other scholars should not suspect any motives. When I came in sight of her, she was standing motionless by the road, attentively watching a yellow-jacket buzzing for sweets in the downy heart of a white Canada thistle. Years after, when miles and miles away from that spot, I could shut my eyes of a hazy October afternoon, with a 5 o’clock sun dipping toward the tree tops, and see a girl, lovely as the blush of the sunset, gazing pensively at a bee upon a common roadside flower. “Did it sting you?” I asked, assuming a very sympathetic air. “No, bees never sting me, and I’ve watched them dance on the thistle-heads all summer.” “I did not know that you loved them. Most girls are afraid of bees.” “Yes, but I am not.” She turned from the rank patch of thistles and slowly resumed her walk homeward. When we came to the lane where our paths separated she put up her little arms to be taken up and kissed before leaving me, as she said, “to come back no more.” “Be good to yourself, Eddie, and next winter, if any little lonely Adelinas come cold and frightened to the old red school-house yonder, be kind to them as you were to me.” Something choked in my throat, and I could not say a word, but I kissed her more than once. And after she had slipped from my arms and was twenty rods away, I sat down and cried like a baby, because I was never to see my Adelina again. It was not long before the rumor was rife in the neighborhood that Mrs. Lagrange had married a middle-aged millionaire, and that the young widow and her child had found a new protector in place of the one death had taken from them. * * * * * Years flitted by – I was twenty-four; I had fought through the great rebellion – entered the army a private and came out of it a captain, shattered in health, and utterly depleted in pocket, to find myself at home again, ill and altogether distrustful of fortunes’ smiles. In my frequent walks to the village post-office I often passed by the old red school-house, and never without a sign of regret for the many happy, care-free days spent within its battered walls. Among the letters handed to me one morning was one post-marked New York, which informed me of the agreeable fact that, through the instrumentality of a friend of mine whom he was anxious to serve, the undersigned, Mr. Maxwell, had been induced to extend to me a commercial opening at the liberal salary of two thousand a year, to be increased if merited. There was a fortune for me in the offer, and I accepted it with alacrity. Mr. Maxwell, a rich New York merchant, from the first took a lively interest in my advancement. The unknown friend I could not account for in any other way than by supposing it to be some soldier or comrade whom I had befriended in the past. Within a month I was fairly established at my new post of duty, and succeeded in pleasing Mr. Maxwell so well that, at the beginning of my second year, he sent me to Europe in the interest of the house. When I returned I was given a week’s vacation, which I spent among the breezy hills of my old country home, passing the pleasant September days in trampling through the woods and fields and by-ways that were the chosen haunts of my boyhood. I was just turning the curve in the road where the Canada thistles grew, and so lost in my waking reveries that I was almost opposite a lady standing in their midst before I was aware of her presence. “I am glad you still love the old scenes, Mr. Durand.” she said, without expressing the least surprise. I was astonished. Here was a lady whom to the best of my knowledge, I had never seen before, addressing me as familiarly as if we had known each other all our lives. “Names are treacherous things, and if I were ever so fortunate as to have known yours, I am guilty of having forgotten it,” I replied. “Men forget easily I am told; but I had hoped to find you an exception to the rule.” A very awkward silence on my part ensued. She too pity on my evident embarrassment, and continued: “Has your battle with the world entirely driven from your recollection all the old school faces?” Her voice dropped to its old, sweet, clear winning cadence, thrilling my whole being with delight. “Adelina!” I caught her hand, and before I knew what I was doing, had carried it to my lips and kissed it. “Excuse me,” I stammered: “but I – am so glad to see you, and you seem just the same little girl I kissed here years ago – not a bit taller, not a bit older – only Adelina, always lovely and always loved.” Then I told her about myself, how prosperous I was, and the strange manner in which I had been brought to the notice of my kind employer. When I had finished she merely said, in her simply way.” “I know it.” “You appear to know everything. Do you know Mr. Maxwell?” “He is my father.” “And my unknown friend – “ “Adelina” I staggered back, in my soul ashamed that I should owe every good in life – eveything – to a woman who owed me nothing but the poor favor of once having untied for her a wretched black and white worsted hood. I turned away, cut to the heart, but she put out a detaining hand. “Don’t go, Mr. Durand – that is, don’t go feeling hurt: for it would make me very unhappy if you were to go away angry with me.” “Unhappy! What am I, that a pain to me should render you unhappy?” I answered bitterly. “I knew of no other way to express my gratitude.” “Gratitude for what?” The question was rudely abrupt, but she took no notice of my ungracious speech. “Gratitude for the kindness given me long ago, and which I have missed ever since the day we parted here by the roadside.” “Are you conscious of what it is you are saying, Adelina?” “Perfectly” “How am I to understand your words.” “That I leave to your good judgement,” she smiled, lowering her eyes. She had an instant illustration of my “good judgement” in the way I imprisoned her two little hands in both of mine, and kissed the sweet mouth for its shyly whispered promise. I walked home with Adelina – oh, so happy! And when I asked her hand of Mr. Maxwell, he said: “I have anticipated your request by keeping you under my eye for more than two years. Adelina is the best and truest girl in the world, but I believed you to be as worthy of her as any man living, and give her to you confident that you know how to prize the treasure you have won.” And so, not long thereafter, I married Adelina, the love of my boyhood, and the crowning glory of my later years.

GRANT’S GALENA HOME General Grant’s Galena residence is an unpretending two-story brick, with hip roof. It has a large frame kitchen addition, planned with a view to convenience and comfort. On the first floor of the main residence is a commodious parlor, together with a reception room and library. On the upper floor are two large sleeping-rooms and other apartments. The house is situated on Bothillier Street, on an eminence which over-looks the whole city, and is in close proximity to the residence of Hon. E. B. Washburne, State Senator McClellan, Mayor Hunkins and Henry Corwith. A broad plank sidewalk fronts the residence, while that historic stairway runs from the foot to the top of the hill, up an easy incline, not at all difficult to ascend or descend. The house stands on a lot 100 feet front by 200 in depth, which is ornamented with handsome maples and shrubbery. The residence and grounds were presented to General Grant by several of his more intimate Galena friends on the occasion of his first return to the city, after the close of the rebellion. The furniture was contributed by his townspeople and former residents, and when the General and Mrs. Grant arrived in Galena they were escorted to their home on the hill, where they found everything in readiness for their reception, even to a sumptuous dinner already prepared and smoking on the table. A few evening thereafter the donors, with their wives and a few invited quests, assembled at the Grant residence, where a deed of the property was formally presented to Gen. Grant by the Hon. R. H. McClellan, on behalf of the contributors. The General and family occupied the house until after the Presidential election.

NOT “FLOGS” BUT TOADS – from Territorial Enterprise Yesterday morning a Chinaman came into Youngworth’s chophouse, Virginia City, Nev., with a basket containing about half a dozen yellow-bellied, warty-backed toads, which he ordered to dispose of at six bits a dozen, calling them “flogs.” When told that they were not frogs, but toads, and unfit to eat, the Chinaman was unhappy. He evidently thought he was bringing to town a luxury that would be snapped up almost instantly at a big price. Said he: “Toad, toad – you callee him toad!” “Certainly,” said Youngworth, “regular toad – no good.” “What for him no good? Me tinkee you foolee me. Him walkee all same flog, him talkee all same flot, what for him toad?” and John looked as if he suspected the taod talk was a job to get his “flogs” for nothing. John was assured that his game was “no good,” and he finally turned sadly away; yet he held on to his basket of toads and carried them off in the direction of Chinatown. He had lugged his toads – all alive and kicking, too – from Sutro, having found them about a pond.

THE MULTIPCITY OF BORROWERS The world is full of borrowers. Did any one ever think how much good our ministers might do if they would step aside from their beaten theological road, blazed as it is with so many absurdities, and lecture their congregations on the evil habit of borrowing? During such a lecture, few Sunday hearers would indulge in their noonday or evening snooze, for so may would be hit that their mouths and eyes would keep wide open. There is the money borrower. The habit has grown upon him until he becomes a nuisance to his friends, or a victim to professional lenders. If a man wishes to test the friendship of another as a general thing, he has only to lend him a small amount of money, and if of a humorous disposition, watch how that friend will dodge around a corner to avoid meeting the lender. A streak of lightning is only swifter than the flight of the poor fellow who has, perhaps, unnecessarily placed himself at the mercy of another. Perhaps the habit of borrowing was never better illustrated than in the case of a distinguished man, now gone to the land of spirits. He systematically borrowed money, all his adult life, from one friend to pay another. His punctuality was something remarkable, and for that reason his credit was good. He died without estate or effects, and how the last friend from whom he borrowed fared, nobody knows. There are myriads of such cases. Then there is the book borrower. Alas! How few books are ever returned to their owners! Whole sets are broken, and volume after volume awaits in vain the return of a mate. The lender may be a good man who despises oaths, but when he turns to his library, and finds that the very book he needs for reference is gone, he is almost certain to let off the steam of his disgust by a little independent swearing. Books are thus scattered over the country, for the Americans are generally nomads, and odd volumes are more numerous than odd children, and they are plentiful enough. And then there is the umbrella borrower. O! The despicable wretch who borrows an umbrella and never returns it! When rain descends and the lender gets his new silk hat spoiled, he feels as if he could actually murder every umbrella borrower in the world. If the lender happens to be a woman, and her new hat suffers, or her child is drenched while going to or coming from school, the wretch of a borrower is happy not to be near her. She would tear his hair or scratch his eyes out. There is the newspaper borrower – but he is so confoundedly mean as not to be worth cataloguing or criticizing.

HOW TO PRESERVE A PIANO It is evident that if the piano is to remain is good order for many years good care must be taken of it. The instrument should be closed when not in use, in order to prevent the collection of dust, pins, etc., on the sounding board. However, it must not be left closed for a period of several months or longer, but be opened occasionally, and daylight allowed to strike the keys, or else the ivory may turn yellow. And hard substance, no matter how small, dropped inside the piano, will cause a rattling, jarring noise. It is in every case desirable that an India–rubber or cloth cover should protect the instrument from bruises and scratches. The piano should not be placed in a damp room, or left open in a draft of air. Dampness is its most dangerous enemy, causing the strings and tuning pins to rust, the cloth used in the construction of the keys and action to swell, whereby the mechanism will move sluggishly, or often stick altogether. This occurs chiefly in the rainy season; and the best pianos, made of the most thoroughly seasoned material, are necessarily affected by dampness, the absorption being rapid. Extreme heat is scarcely less injurious. The piano should not be placed very near to an open fire or heated stove, nor over-close to the hot air furnaces now in general use. Moths are very destructive to the cloth and felt used in the pianos, and may be kept out of it by placing a lump of camphor, wrapped in soft paper, in the inside corner, care being taken to renew it from time to time. Many persons are unaware of the great importance of having their pianos kept in order, and only tuned by a competent tuner. A new piano should be tuned at least once very two or three months during the first year and at longer intervals afterward. To preserve the polish, dust the piano daily with a brush of soft uncut feathers. Do not use any furniture polishes, but sooner employ the services of a professional piano-case polisher, if your instruments needs polishing, as the process requires great skill. The bluish haze which sometimes appears on a polished rosewood surface, and which is nothing but the mark left by moisture which has settled upon the piano, will disappear after polishing. The piano should always be kept carefully covered when not in use.

WHEN A MAN begins to turn yaller and fade like a gum tree in the early fall, he is about the most convenient thing that a family of girls and boys with a likely mother can have about the house. It’s “papa do this, and papa do that, or won’t you put the children to bed, or wash their little footsy-tootsies, or tell ‘em some stories and bring a bucket of fresh water, or bring something or other,” all the livelong day and good part of the night.

AN EDITOR is a man who carries a pair of scissors in his vest pocket, a lead pencil in his breast pocket, a memorandum in his coat pocket, and his wealth in somebody’s else pocket.

FLOOD, THE BONANZA KING – from Troy Times Mr. Flood, the banking and mining autocrat of the Pacific coast, is apparently a little over fifty years old, in the prime of life, weighing about two hundred and twenty pounds, with light mustache and chin whiskers that hardly conceal a peculiar, half-mistrustful expression of the mouth. He is evidently not fond of personal display. He wore a plain gray suit, straw hat, calico necktie, and no jewelry excepting a miniature compass on his watch chain. On his invitation we inspected his new house, in the building f which he appears to take great delight. During the conversation that naturally followed as we strolled through the place, we had ample opportunity to judge him for ourselves. It was evident that with all his mental deliberation he has keen perception. For instance, while looking form a window upon the great fountain in front of the house, he pointed out that the group of figures in the center was too small. Said he: “I mean to take that down and put up a figure a third larger.” Again, while passing though the dining room, his eyes fell upon some paneled work, and he said: “I don’t like that; I want something more generous – larger.” In an adjoining room he called our attention to the panels, remarking: “That’s what I want in that other room.” His taste was excellent, and his judgement so keen that it entered instinctively into every detail. We followed his lead from apartment to apartment, until we reached the observatory upon the roof. Here a beautiful landscape was spread out. Golden fields of wheat, green fields of wild mustard, solid oaks rearing themselves skyward, lay before and behind us in the mellow sunlight as far as the human eye could see. The birds are glad; the brier rose fills The air with sweetness; all the hills Stretch green to the unclouded sky.

HE WANTED A GOOD HOME – from New York Times A bright looking boy, twelve years old, who said his name was Tommy McEvoy, went alone into the Jefferson Market Police Court last evening, and said to Justice Morgan: “Judge, your Honor, I want to give myself up.” “Why, my boy?” asked the court. “Because,” replied the lad, “I hadn’t got no home and I don’t want to live in the street and become a bad boy.” “Why don’t you stay at home?” asked the Judge. “I ain’t got no home. Father has been dead nine year, and mother died before that,” he replied. “But where have you been living since?” “With my aunt. She lives in forty-first street. But she gets drunk, and won’t let me stay indoors. Today she chased me out, and said if I ever came back she would do something awful with me. I’m afraid of her, and so I’ve got no home. Nobody will take me in because I hain’t got good clothes and don’t look nice. I can’t get anything to eat unless I beg or steal it. Then the cops will take me in. I don’t’ want to steal, nor be a bad boy. Won’t you please send me somewhere where I can learn something and get to be a man?” The Justice told the boy there were such places for good boys, and taking the little fellow under his protection, promised to find him a home in some good institution.

CONSUMPTION – from Indianapolis Herald The popular belief in the incurability of consumption now seems to be on the road to compete overthrow. This change in sentiment has not been brought about by any new method in treatment, nor has their been a perceptible enlargement in the number of those now living who can claim that they have had and have recovered from this disease; but the evidence upon which the revision in opinion is based is even more conclusive than that which could by any possibility be obtained from either of where two sources. It is simply this, that post mortem examinations have revealed the fact that pulmonary phthisis is a complaint of much greater frequency than has been commonly supposed, and that multitudes of people have had the disease, and have been practically cured of it, who have never so much as suspected the cause of their illness. In a series of examination, made some time since at the hospital at Edinburgh, it was found that the lungs of not less than one-third of those who died when over forty years of age were in a condition that could be accounted for in no other way than by the supposition that at some periods in their lives consumption had existed, and had been afterward checked or cured. Portions of the lungs had been destroyed, but the cavities formed had been healed by contraction and adhesion of their walls, or the disintegrated substance had been shut in by the formation of fibrous tissue.

STATE OF SOCIETY IN ILLINOIS A woman with the unheroic name of Nancy Jane Pratt, in Iroquois County, Illinois, ordered a hunter off her farm on Wednesday, and received the saucy reply: “Oh, you ain’t in any danger; I ain’t huntin’ old maids.” She abruptly turned, went into the house, came out with a gun, opened fire on the hunter and killed his dog. The fool threw up his hands and yelled: “Do you mean to murder me?” The farmer’s wife answered, as she replaced the cartridge in the breech-loader; “Oh, you ain’t in any danger. I ain’t hunting’ for fools.” and she brought the gun again to her shoulder, while the fool yelled louder than before. The firing attracted her husband who came and kicked the puppy off of the grounds, and smashed his gun.

CLIPPED PARAGRAPHS The Prodi-gal was a boy.

Should a tannery be called Hyde Park?

The hornet is a little stern-wheel rhinoceros.

To avoid a miss take always marry a widow.

The Chinaman is not the only Ah Sin the country. – [Yonkers Gazette]

The rag-picker is the rooter-beggar turn up of the tramp kingdom.

It is no sign that because a farmer is growing sage he is becoming wise.

Call a 200-pound girl “Little Rosebud” if you want to please her – [Detroit Free Press]

They say Rowell, the pedestrian, is rich, but, really, he is reduced to extremities in getting a living.

“Doctor, examine my tongue,” said she, “and tell me what I need.” “Rest, madam; complete rest.”

No matter how much a candidate itches for office, he never likes to be scratched.

A young man, hearing that “Silence gives consent,” said that he wished Old Silence was his girl’s father. But we don’t know what he meant.

The girl who will cut a hole through her glove finger in order to display a gaudy ring, may be considered mentally about 25 percent, below par.

An American is every guilty of meeting another without asking: “Well, how’s trade?” And it doesn’t matter if one of them is a hangman.

The season has arrived when the man who searches at night in the pantry for the pepper-sauce bottle can run his fingers into a pumpkin pie.

Persons troubled with feet that perspire or smell offensively, may perhaps effect a cure by bathing them every night or oftener in a strong solution of borax. Two or three weeks of this treatment will probably be found sufficient.

When the old gentleman comes home and finds his daughters have got his slippers and the easy chair and the evening paper ready for him, he realizes that is the season for a fall opening of his pocket-book.

COURTSHIP – from Salem Sunbeam A bunch of flowers, A book or two, A little billing A little coo A little coming And going, till They go to church, And say “I will” And that ends it.

“Will you ever be mine?” he asked her rapturously; and when she answered, “There is one above who knows all,” he thought camp-meeting had struck in and clinched; but she only referred to the old man, who was slumbering in the “front-room second.”

After an enthusiastic lover spends two hours hard labor over a letter to his girl, and them marts its beauty by spilling a drop of ink on it, he first swears in a very scientific manner for a few moments, and then draws a circle around the blot and tells her it is a kiss.

The Buffalo Express is doing its best to organize an expedition to go in search of Mr. Dana. The editor of the Express appears to be a man who doesn’t know a good thing when he sees it. Why can’t he let well enough alone. – [Atlanta Constitution.]

Nowadays a man strolls down to the corner grocery in the evening, gets trusted for an yeast cake and samples every basket of peaches or pears in the store. Value of the yeast cake, two cents; samples, fifteen cents. And yet grocers accumulate fortunes.

A rare and enormous ourang-outang, a widower, is the most interesting recent arrival at Paris. His wife died soon after they were caught in Borneo, and all his affection is now concentrated on their son. The father is described as the personification of melancholy.

Arithmetical Toast: “The fair daughters of this land. May they add virtue to beauty, subtract envy from friendship, multiply amiable accomplishments by sweetness of temper, divide time by sociability, and economy, and reduce scandal to its lowest denomination.”

Mrs. Goodington has been shopping. “The clerks” she says, “treated me with the outermost condensation, as long is they could git anything out ‘o me; but no sooner had one of ‘em found out that two yards of kaliker and a hank of yearn was all I wanted, than he began screaming out, ‘Cash!’ afore he’d half done’em up.” – [Hawkeye

Wheat requires a fine and mellow soil; it is best if compact below and roughish on the top. If there are any clods, these should be brought up from below by repeated harrowings, and broken by the roller on the disk harrow. If they can not be broken up completely, they are better on the top than below the surface. A roller will break many.

In an English court, in the course of an argument, a barrister remarked: “What does Kitty say?” “Who’s Kitty?” said the magistrate. “Your wife?” “Sir, I mean, Kitty, the celebrated lawyer.: “Oh”, said the magistrate, “I suspect you mean Mr. Chitty, the author of the great work on pleading.” “I do, sir; but Chitty is an Italian name, and ought to be pronounced Kitty.”

The poor girl had endeavored for weeks to get rid of her bow-legged suitor, and Sunday night, as the young man was seen perambulating towards the house, a red flag with these words was raised in front of the door; “Yellow fever. This house is quarantined.” A startled look, a jump, a run, and the young man was seen no more. Girls situated in the same way are advised to try the ruse.


THE VERNON CLIPPER ALEXANDER COBB, Editor and Proprietor ALEX. A. WALL, Publisher $1.50 per annum FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1879

Bids will be received by the U. S. Government till Jan. 20th for carrying the mails in Alabama for the next four years.

It is not until the flower has fallen off that the fruit begins to ripen. So in life it is when the romance is past that the practical useful begins.

February will have twenty-nine days and five Sundays, falling on the 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th respectively. This has not happened before in twenty-eight years and will not occur again until twenty-eight years afterwards. The chronological fact will not be so interesting to many of our readers as will the thought that so much Sunday night “sparking” can be crowded into one brief, beautiful month.

IMPORTANT SCHOOL CIRCULAR STATE OF ALABAMA, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Montgomery, Nov. 29th, 1879 County Superintendents of Education, who have not forwarded their Annual Reports for the scholastic year, ending September 20, 1879 are requested to do so without further delay. All County Superintendents whose reports are not received by the 15th of December, will forfeit their salary and commissions, and be removed from office as per section 19 of the School Law. Supplemental reports of Schools continuing beyond that time will be received. At their January meetings, Township Superintendents of Public Schools should make provision for Schools during the succeeding twelve months. It is expected that special and earnest attention will be given during the current year to Teacher’s Institutes and qualification of Teachers. Let us put forth every effort to bring the public schools, this year, to the maximum of excellence and efficiency. I hope to be able to visit many of the Counties during the year. LEROY F. BOX, Superintendent of Education

GALVESTON, DEC. 2 A special to the News, from Waco, says: Last night, in the country near this place, where a dance was in progress, BUD WOOD invited Miss GRACE STANFIELD to dance, which she declined. Wood became angry and demanded that the dance cease, and following a man named WILL CURRIE into a back room, provoked a fight, and CURRIE knocked him down with a pair of tongs. The two men afterwards met outside and fought a duel with pistols, a dozen shots being exchanged. CURRIE was wounded in the hand, a bystander in the leg, and GEO. WOOD was shot in the thigh. BUD WOOD then went to where MISS STANFIELD was engaged in conversation with ALBERT CHOCH and made two attempts to shoot her. He than said to CHOCH “you are a friend of CURRIE’S” and shot him, CHOCH, dead, and then going up to CURRIE knocked him senseless with his pistol. WOOD then made good his escape.

THERE IS A SOCIETY of colored men near Williston, South Carolina, that is a law unto itself, so far as the offense of larceny is concerned. The men are cotton pickers, have a President and rules and regulations for their government. A few days ago one of them missed five dollars. The proof was very plain against a former member, who was immediately tried by the jury of his peers and found guilty. He was sentenced to receive fifty lashes on his naked back and be expelled from the society. The sentence was executed to the letter.

ALMOST BURNED ALIVE – from West Point (Miss.) News The saddest and most horrible scenes we ever witnessed occurred last night at the residence of our next door neighbor, MR. KATZ. About seven o’clock we started down to the News office, and when a little way beyond Mr. KATZ’S residence, we noticed a sudden flash in the western room of his house, and immediately his children began screaming “Fire! Fire!” Rushing back to the gate and to the house almost in a moments time, the front door was tried and found to be locked. We were just in the act of kicking in one of the front windows when the children unlocked the door. A lamp was sitting on a little work table, and what seemed to be some clothing lying on the table, was in a fierce blaze as well as some other goods or clothing on the floor. We were just in the act of snatching the burning clothing from the table, when MRS. KATZ, whom we had concluded was away from home, on entering the house ran out of a back room completely enveloped in flames. She had probably gone into the back room in search of water. Seizing a pillow we tried to beat out the flames, but her entire clothing seemed saturated with oil, and the flames leaped at least two feet above her head. Even her hair was in a lurid flame. Finding that we could not extinguish the flames, we cried to her to jump in bed, thinking to smother the flames with the bedclothes. We asked the children several times where the water was kept but the little fellows were so terrible frightened that they only continued to scream. When Mrs. Katz had knelt down on the floor with her face on the bed, Mr. O’NEAL ran in with a bucket of water, and by throwing it on her succeeded so far in smothering the flames that he was enabled to extinguish them a moment later with bed-clothing. The stifling smoke from the burning oil and clothing in the close room made it almost suffocating. It was the most heart-rending, soul-sickening scene we ever beheld, and we hope that it will never fall our lot to look upon the like again. MRS. KATZ is quite low, and her recovery is almost despaired of. May God pity the helpless sufferer.

A WELL BUILT CHRISTIAN is harmonious in all his parts. No one trait shames another. He is not a bundle of inconsistencies – today devout, tomorrow frivolous; today liberal to one cause, and tomorrow niggardly toward another; today fluent in prayer, and tomorrow fluent in polite falsehoods. He does not keep the fourth commandment on the Sunday and break the eight on Monday. He does not shirk an honest debt to make a huge donation. He is not in favor of temperance for other folk, and a glass of tody for himself. He does not exhort or pray at each of the meetings he attends to make up for the more meetings which he neglects.

AN ENGLISH TRAVELER lately visiting San Francisco writes: I had my boots blackened by an African, my chin shaved by a European, and my bed made by an Asiatic; a Frenchman cooked my dinner, an Irishman changed my plate, a Chinaman washed my table napkin, and a German handed me my bill.

THERE ARE A GREAT many men in this world who imagine that they are born with a genius, and lie down on the sofa and wait for an inspiration, until some other fellow, who thought himself a dunce, rises by hard labor to a competency, buys the sofa, and leads the waiting genius out by the car. This is not a joke: it is a fact.

THE FARMERS CREED We believe in small farms and thorough cultivation. That the soil loves to eat as well as the owner, and ought, therefore, to be well manured. In going to the bottom of things, and therefore, in deep plowing and enough of it. All the better if it be a subsoil plow. In large crops, which leave land better than they found it, making both the farm and farmer rich at once. That every farm should own a good farmer. That the fertilizer of any soil is a spirit of industry, enterprise, and intelligence – without these lime, gypsum, and guano will be of little use. In good fences, good farmhouses, good orchards and children enough to gather the fruit. In a clean kitchen, a neat wife in it, a clean cupboard, a clean dairy and a clean conscience. That to ask a man’s advice is not stooping, but of much benefit. That to keep a place, and everything in its place, saves many a step and sure to lead to good tools and to keep them in order. That kindness to stock, like good shelter, is a saying of fodder. That it is a good thing to keep an eye on experiments, and not all – good and bad. That it is a good rule to sell your grain when it is ready. That it is a good thing to grow into farming not jump into it. That all of farming is summed up in the manure heap on the farm. In enriching the soil according to its wants.

HOW TO TAKE LIFE Take life like a man. Take it just as though it was, as it is, an earnest, vital, essential affair. Take it just as though you were personally born to the task of performing a merry part in it; as though the world had waited for your coming. Take it as though it was a grand opportunity to do and achieve; to carry forward great and good schemes; to help and cheer a suffering, it may be a broken-hearted brother. The fact is, life is undervalued by a great majority of mankind. It is not made half so much of as should be the case. Where is the man or woman who accomplishes one tithe of what might be done? Who can look back upon opportunities lost, plans unachieved, thought crushed, aspirations unfulfilled, and all caused from the lack of the necessary and possible effort? If we knew better how to take and make the most of life it would be far better than it is. Now and then a man stands aside from the crowd, labors earnestly, steadfastly, confidentially, and straightway becomes famous for wisdom, intellect, skill, greatness of some sort. The world wonders, admires, idolizes; and it only illustrates what each may do if he takes hold of life with a purpose. If a man will but say he will follow it up, there is nothing in reason he may not expect to accomplish. There is no magic, no miracle, no secret to whom who is brave in heart and determined in spirit.

“Jane,” he said, “I think if you lifted your feet away from the fire, we might have some heat in the room.” And they hadn’t been married two years either.

Over in Georgia they are killing fish in the streams by exploding cartridges of dynamite under the water. So general has this practice become that in many places the fish will be entirely destroyed. But there is no law to prevent it, and the novelty of the business is sufficient to make it popular.

A very sad death occurred in Macon, Ga., on Thanksgiving day. A young man by the name of COLEMAN WOOD was killed by the accidental discharge of a gun in the hands of a comrade. Both are young men, and stand well in the community.

[COMMUNICATED] MONTGOMERY, ALA., Dec. 4 The annual communication of the Grand Lodge of Ala., has just closed its labors. The meeting was unusually interesting; the attendance very large, harmony and brotherly love prevailed. Grand Master ARMSTRONG delivered a beautiful, as well as instructive address. The following named brethren were elected Grand Officers for the ensuing Masonic year: H. CLAY TOMPKINS, of Montgomery, Grand Master RUFUS W. COBB, of Shelby, Dept. Grand Master JOHN H. BANKHEAD, of Lamar, Senior Grand Warden JOHN G. HARRIS, of Sumpter, Junior Grand Warden. WM. H. DINGLEY, of Montgomery, Grand Treasurer DANIEL SAYRE, of Montgomery, Grand Secretary ISAAC C. HALL, of Dale, Senior Grand Deacon. B. F. MCGAUGHEY, of Lawrence, Junior Grand Deacon JAMES DAVIDSON, of Montgomery, Grand Tyler COMMITTEE OF WORK M. J. GREEN, of Talladega, Chairman JAS. M. BRUNDEDGE, of Morgan ROBERT J. REDDEN, of Lamar JAS. H. JOINER, of Talladega J. A. WOOD, of Dallas. We congratulate our worthy friends, BANKHEAD and REDDEN on their preferment. No higher compliment could have been paid them. The Masonic Fraternity throughout the State have just cause to be proud of such membership.

STATE NEWS At a fire in Huntsville, on the 3rd inst., nine dwelling houses were consumed and as many familes were turned out in the cold.

By the accidental shooting in the leg, MRS. GEORGE MARTIN, near Huntsville, had her speech returned to her.

The trial of COL. GRASTY, at Opelika, upon the charge of murdering MR. REED was concluded, on Saturday 22nd ult, by the acquittal of COL. GRASTY

A fire at Courtland, on Saturday night, Nov. 9th, destroyed property to the amount of $50,000. Some six or eight stores were consumed with their contents. The light of the conflagration was seen in Moulton, sixteen miles distant.

North Port Era: The venerable BISHOP ROBERT PAINE, who resides over the present session of North Alabama conference at this city, is eighty years of age. He road (sic) the circuit from Huntsville to Demopolis in 1819, sixty years ago. There is a sublime heroism embodied in this itinerancy of the Methodist Church which evinces a spirit that braves all earthly dangers, and hardships, and privations in its grand efforts to spread the light of Christian civilization.

ROB’T WELLS and RUFUS SMITH, the negroes who murdered MARTIN, the ferryman at Demopolis, last August, were tried on the 21st ult, and sentenced to be hanged on the 16th of January. WELLS told the court when asked if he had anything to say that he did the murder, and SMITH was not present. SMITH will have the benefit anything that may result from an investigation of this statement. The News Journal says gentlemen who heard JUDGE SMITH’S sentence pronounced it most eloquent, forcible, and impressive.

Eufaula Times: Mr. F. M. DUNNAWAY, of Stewart County, Ga., was killed by his sugar mill last Friday. It seems that he was engaged in feeding the mill, when his attention was called of by some one or more of his children. About the time he turned to them, the lever by which the mill was moved came along and caught his head between it and the heavy top crossbeam that supports the upper end of the rollers. The back portion of his head was mashed off, and death ensued instantly. Mr. Dunnaway was well known in this city by those with whom he traded, and he is represented as being a most honest, excellent gentleman. he leaves a family and several little children who will sadly miss a devoted husband and father.

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.

DR. J. D. RUSH, with ERVIN AND BILLUPS, successors to M. W. HATCH; dealers in drugs, medicines, whiskey, tobacco, cigars, &c. Corner Main and Market Street. Columbus, Mississippi.

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

(engraving of possibly Santa Claus with huge ELGIN watch) BUDER BROTHERS, watch makers, and manufacturing jewelers, and dealers in diamonds, fine watches, jewelry and silverware. Repairing done neatly and warranted. Under Gilmer Hotel, No. 43 Main ST, Columbus, Miss.



The teacher’s Institute will meet in the Academy on the 1st Saturday in January. A full attendance is requested.

CAPT. S. J. SHIELDS will speak at Brock’s Store on the 20th inst.

The Mayor’s Court is getting to be rather interesting of late, and the corporation finances are booming. Perhaps the streets will soon be paved!

If you do need glasses, be sure that you get Buder’s perfect fitting spectacles or eye glasses, they are the best, because the lenses are pure, hard and brilliant, and will not dazzle the eye. If you cannot read distinctly your eyes need help, your sight can be improved and preserved by purchasing one of Buder Brother’s perfect fitting spectacles. Gilmer Hotel Corner, Columbus, Miss.

The popular house of Louis ROY of Aberdeen, having bought an immense stock of Dry goods before the rise in prices, is offering to his numerous friends and customers, goods ten percent cheaper than any house in Aberdeen.

The President’s message to Congress has been published. It is a lengthy document which we hav’t (sic) room to publish or them to comment on this week. The Mobile Register closes its comments on the document as follows: “Altogether, this annual message is the most contemptible document that ever emanated from the White House. Even Lincoln or Grant could have written a better one. No wonder it was received by Congress without any manifestation of either side of the house. It was beneath the point of applause with the Republicans, and beneath the contempt of the Democrats.”

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.

Remember when you visit Aberdeen, to go to the house of Louis Roy and examine his stock. That popular house has a great name for integrity and honesty, and never uses humbug. Every article of dry goods shoes and boots, clothing, hats, and fancy goods is fresh, and warranted to give satisfaction.

Recently a Kentucky couple were married in the Mammoth Cave. A writer says this is the most under ground way of commencing married life on record.

The Chattanooga Times says about 25 converts to the Mormon faith left there a few days ago for Alamosa, Colorado. They will be joined at Nashville and other points by 100 more. They go under direction of ELDER MORGAN who says this party will make 400 that have left the South this season.

DR. W. A. BROWN, and MR. J. T. BURROW, made a trip to Aberdeen this week. Also, Mr. A. A. SUMMERS and his little son DAVID, made a trip to Columbus.

PROF. J. T. RICHARDSON, who has charge of the High School is increasing, having now in attendance 34 pupils. The Prof. is zealous and untiring in his efforts to build up the school. We heartily commend him to parents that wish their children properly tutored.

Who will be the first to give us a V for announcing him a candidate for the various offices to be filled at the August election in 1880. First come first served.

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.

ANNUAL SETTLEMENT State of Alabama, Lamar County Probate Court, Special Term, Dec. 8, 1879 In the matter of the estate of ARTHUR T. YOUNG, late of said county, deceased. This day came SAMUEL G. YOUNG, administrator of said estate and filed his account, current and vouchers in annual settlement of his administration. Whereupon it is ordered by the court that the 14th day of January, 1880 be and is a day set for examining and passing upon said account, when and where all parties interest can contest the same if they think proper. ALEXANDER COBB, Judge of Probate

ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Letters of administration was by the Probate Court of Lamar County on the 15th of March, 1878, granted the undersigned on the estate of ARTHUR T. YOUNG, late of said county deceased. This is therefore to notify all persons having claims against said estate to present them to me for payment, properly proven up as the law directs, or they will be barred. All persons indebted to said estate will make payment to me. This 8th Dec. 1879. SAM’L G. YOUNG, Administrator

SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of an order of sale issued by JAMES MIDDLETON, a Justice of the Peace in Lamar County, Alabama, I will offer for sale for cash at the Court House door of said county on the 24th day of December, 1879, one Sewing Machine levied on as belonging to the Singer Manufacturing Company, and will be sold to satisfy a claim in favor of GEORGE S. EARNEST. Sale within the usual hours. This 10th day of December, A. D. 1879 D. J. LACY, Sheriff

At Louis Roy is selling more goods than any house in Aberdeen, he can on that account sell ten percent cheaper than any other house in the place.

ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE. Letters of administration was this day granted to the undersigned by Hon. ALEXANDER COBB, on the estate of WILLIAM WALKER, deceased. This is therefore to notify all persons holding claims against said estate to present them within the time prescribed by law, or they will be barred, also all persons indebted to said estate will make payment to me. This 15tjh day of November, 1879. JOHN D. WALKER, Admr.

ADMINISTRATORS NOTICE State of Alabama, Lamar County Probate Court, Special Term ’79 In the matter of the estate of BENJAMIN WINSTEAD late of said county, deceased. This day came JOHN WINSTEAD, administrator of said estate, and filed his amount statement and vouchers in final settlement of said estate. Whereupon it is ordered by the Court that the 8th day of January, 1880 be and is a day set for the passing upon said amount, it appearing from said amount that ELIZABETH MCDANIEL, B. W. WEBB, JOHN H. WEBB, ELIZA ANN RODEN, and FRANCIS WINSTEAD are heirs at law of said estate, and live beyound the limits of this State so that the ordinary process of Law cannot be served upon them. It is ordered by the Court that publication be made in the Vernon Clipper a newspaper published in this county for three successive weeks prior to said day notifying said nonresidents and all others interested of this proceeding and of the day for the making of said settlement when and where they can contest said settlement if they think proper. ALEXANDER COBB, Judge of Probate, Nov. 27

APPLICATION TO SELL LAND State of Alabama, Lamar County Probate Court, Special Term November 24th, 1879 In the matter of the estate of WILLIAM WALKER late of said county, deceased. This day came JOHN D. WALKER, administrator of said estate and filed his petition in writing and under oath praying for an order and proceedings to sell certain lands as belonging to said estate for the purpose of a division among the heirs thereof. When it is ordered by the court that the 7th day of January 1880 be and is a day set for the hearing and passing upon said application and the proof in the support of the same, when and where all persons interested can contest the same if they see proper. ALEXANDER COBB, Judge of Probate

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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. G. C. LAWRENCE

CITATION NOTICE State of Alabama, Lamar County Probate Court, Special Term, ’79 In the matter of the estate of WILLIAM WALKER, late of said county, deceased. This day came JOHN D. WALKER, administrator of said estate, and filed his petition under oath setting forth that deceased died sized and possessed of the following lands to wit: N E ¼ of SE ¼ and NE ¼ and NW ¼ of SE ¼ Sec. 35 and SW ¼ of NW ¼, Sec 36, T17, R 16, and that MARTHA WALKER widow of said deceased claims dower in the same. Whereupon it is ordered by the Court that the 15th day of December next be a day set for hearing and passing upon said petition, and it appearing that S. P. WALKER, LUCINDA MANN, and the children of REBECCA SHIRLEY are heirs at law of said estate, and live beyond the limits of this state so that the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon them. It is ordered by the Court that publication be made in the Vernon Clipper a newspaper publishes in said county for three successive weeks, prior to said day notifying all persons interested, when and where they can contest the same if they think proper. ALEXANDER COBB, Judge of Probate Nov. 27, 1879

NON-RESIDENT NOTICE State of Alabama, Lamar County Circuit Court, Fall Term 1879 GEORGE G. WEIR, Executor of the last Will and Testament of DIADEMA COX, deceased. vs Attachment RICHARD H. COX Came the Plaintiff by his attorney and Defendant shown to be a non-resident of this state. It is ordered by the Court that notice be given to the Defendant of this attachment and levy of same on lands of Defendant by publication in the Vernon Clipper a weekly newspaper published in this county for four consecutive weeks, and that a copy of said notice be sent to the defendant if his post office can be ascertained. A true copy of the Minutes. This 19th Nov. 1879 JAMES MIDDLETON Clerk Circuit Court for Lamar County THE BEST PAPER! Try it! Beautifully Illustrated. 35th Year. THE SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN. The Scientific American is a large first-class weekly newspaper of sixteen pages, printed in the most beautiful style, profusely illustrated with splendid engravings, representing the newest inventions and the most recent advances in the arts and sciences; including new and interesting facts in Agriculture, Horticulture, the Home, Health, Medical Progress, Social Science, Natural History, Geology, Astronomy. The most valuable practical papers, by eminent writers in all departments of Science, will be found in the Scientific American. Terms, $3.20 per year, $1.60 half year, which includes postage, Discount to Agents. Single copies, ten cents. Sold by all news dealers. Remit by postal order to Munn & Co., Publishers 37 Park Row, New York

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TAX NOTICE I will attend at the Precinct in the several beats in this county at the following times for the purpose of collecting the State and County Taxes for the present year, 1879, to wit: TOWN BEAT NOV 1 NOV 19 STRICKLANDS “ “ 3 “ 20 STEINS “ “ 4 “ 21 MILLPORT “ “ 5 “ 22 VAILS “ “ 6 “ 24 TRULL’S “ “ 7 “ 25 WILSONS “ “ 8 “ 26 LAWRENCE’S “ “ 10 DEC. 1 SIZEMORES “ “ 11 “ 2 BROWN’S “ “ 12 “ 3 HENSONS SPRINGS “ “ 13 “ 4 MILLVILLE “ “ 14 “ 5 PINE SPRINGS “ “ 15 “ 6 MOSCOW “ “ 17 “ 8 BETTS “ “ 18 “ 9 The last five days of the year I will be at Vernon. D. J. LACY Sheriff, & T. C. of L. C., Ala.

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

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.

GEO. W. RUSH with N. GROSS & CO., Columbus, Miss. Wholesale and retail dealers in fancy dress, and staple dry goods & ready made clothing, boots, shoes, hats, notions, etc. Will be glad to see his old friends and all new ones who may be pleased to call upon him. No trouble to show goods, on the contrary, it will be a pleasure, whether you buy or not. Satisfaction guaranteed, as to articles bought and prices.

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.

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF U. S. MAILS The Columbus Mail by way of Caledonia arrives Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays at 11 o’clock a.m. Leave same days at 1 p.m. FAYETTE MAIL Arrived on Wednesday and Saturday at 12 p.m. and leaves same days at 1 p.m. MOUNT CALM MAIL Leaves Wednesday at 7 a.m. arrives Thursday at 2 p.m. PIKEVILLE MAIL Arrives Fridays at 6 p.m., leaves Saturdays at 6 a.m. SCHEDULE OF MOBILE & OHIO R. R. Train leaves 6:30 am Train arrives 9:30 am Train leaves 3:20 pm Train arrives 6:30 pm Train goes through to Starkville on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Leaves Aberdeen going South at 4 o’clock p.m., returns at 8 p.m. Leaves Aberdeen going North at 7 o’clock a.m., return at 11 o’clock a.m.

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.

R. A. HONEA & SON, Wholesale and retail dealers in staple and fancy groceries, Aberdeen, Miss. We would respectfully inform our friends, and the public generally, that we are at our old Stand next door to J. W. ECKFORD & Bro. (Old Presbyterian Block) and have in store and will keep constantly on hand a large and well selected stock of staple and fancy groceries. Bagging and ties, corn, oats, wheat bran, &c., which we will sell at rock bottom figures for cash. R. F. RAY, of Detroit, Ala. is salesman.

MEDICAL 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.

DR. G. C. BURNS, Vernon, Ala. Offers his professional services to the citizens of Vernon and vicinity.

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.

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.

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 W. G. 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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$72 a week, $12 a day at home easily made. Costly outfit free. Address True & Co., Augusta, Maine.

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.

The Light Running New Home (picture of sewing machine). A model of simplicity, Strength and Beauty, Never gets out of order. A pattern of perfection. Makes no noise. Does not fatigue the operator. Latest. Improved. Best. Agents wanted. Johnson, Clarke, & o., 30 Union Square, New York City. Orange, Mass.



DRIED FRUIT A correspondent at Buffalo Gap, Texas, says he keeps his dried peaches by putting them, after drying, into boiling water for a few minutes, and them, when the water is drained off pack close in a barrel while hot, and put away headed up. He has kept peaches two years that way. The barrel should be left open until the fruit dries from the heat of the water.

CUTTINGS FOR SPRING PANTING. The editor of the Germantown Telegraph, one of the most experienced horticulturists in the country, says it is best to provide cuttings for spring planting in the fall, and bury them until they are wanted to set out. Currant and gooseberry cuttings are stuck in the ground six inches apart, first removing only the buds which would be covered by the earth. Quinces also are well nurtured from cuttings, in all cases using the past year’s growth.

STORING ONIONS A dry, cold, airy loft is the best for storing onions. Do not let them lie more than two or three bulbs thick, and often look them over and pull out bad ones. Do not remove any of the outer rind, but what comes off in the handling. They also keep well in ropes and hung up, the easiest way to make them which is to tie them on a hay or straw band, which is better than a stake. This plan is useful where shelf room is scarce; but the points to observe are a cool, airy situation, warmth and moisture being more inimical to their keeping than frost.

VALUE OF TURNIPS A Connecticut farmer estimates the value of turnips (the flat English turnip in his case) as a food for milk cows, at twenty-five cents per bushel. He arrived at these figures by noting the diminishing yield consequent upon leaving off the feed of turnips. The roots did not save hay quite as much as was consumed with as without them, but the turnips, as also shown by European experiments, were an aid to the digestion of the hay. The value of turnips, carrots, parsnips, apples, pumpkins, and squashes fed to cattle in winter with hay, is that they turn the dry hay into green feed – like grass in the pastures – and nothing feeds cattle so well and so fast as the best of grass. – [Ky. L. S. Record]

BLACK BEAN SOUP One of the most delightful and economical of soups can be made of black beans. Allow one teacupful for each pint of soup. Soak the beans over night in cold water, and put them over a slow fire in the same water. When they commence to boil add a pinch of soda, drain and cover with boiling water. Add from two to eight ounces of park, according to the quantity of beans used, onions, parsley, and pepper. Boil slowly until the beans are very soft, strain through a sieve, pressing them well through and scraping off the pulp from the underside. Finish the seasoning with a dash of butter and a bit of red pepper. This makes a very elegant company soup if croutons and dice of the yolks of hard boiled eggs be placed in the tureen just before serving. For the croutons have plenty of very hot sweet drippings on the fire, and throw in a number of very small dice of stale bread. As soon as they take on a light brown color drain through a sieve and keep in a dry place until wanted. Of course the fat is to be poured off for future frying purposes.

PRESERVING CITRON A correspondent at Richmond, Ky., furnishes the following recipe: Pare the citron, take out the seed, and cut it into small pieces. Put it into cold water and let it boil very tender. When about half done, put in one teaspoonful of dry saleratus and a piece of alum about the size of a very small walnut. When perfectly clear, take them up and place them on a large dish to drain. Then make the syrup and place them in. Directions for making syrup: To every pound of sugar add one gil of water, and let stand until it is dissolved. For every twelve pounds of sugar allow half an ounce of Russian isinglass; dissolve the isinglass by pouring over it a little boiling water. Put it in with the sugar. When cold, place the whole over the stove. As soon as it begins to boil skim it until no more scum will rise. The syrup is ready for the citron. To ten pounds of citron, take six lemons, which was and cut into thin slices, and, after removing all the seed, add them to the syrup, with one-quarter of a pound of green ginger. When done put in small tumblers or jars. Cover close and keep in a dry, cool place.

WHEAT CULTURE The successful production of wheat, whether soft or hard, requires, as far as the soil is concerned, three or four essential things, among which are a certain amount of nitrogen, and another certain amount of phosphoric acid, and its combination of lime and magnesia. Some soils have them in abundance for the first five or six crops, and such are the wheat soils of the northwest. After that number has been taken off, the supply being to get exhausted and show it in diminished crops, so that in twenty or twenty-five years the average yield is reduced from twenty bushels to less than a quarter of it. This is what happened in northern Illinois, and will doubtless happen in the now famous spring wheat regions of Minnesota and Dakota. But while the soils above referred to are not exhausted of nitrogen to the extent of causing failure in wheat production, they are of phosphoric acid and the lime and magnesia combination. There mineral substances being found to a limited extent only in them, and these lands, after having once failed to produce wheat, cannot be made to yield it again until after being season of fallow. Burt if the soils of the spring wheat region are deficient in the mineral constituents above referred to, those of the lower winter wheat region of Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana are rich in them, and so rich are they that in some districts for weeks, and sometimes months, in the rainy and winter season, the surface waters are milky and turbid with substances held in suspension. Here hard wheats have been grown for fifty years and are likely to be for fifty years more, since the crops of 1876 and 1877 were the best in quality ever made; but nevertheless on one condition, and that the supply of nitrates must be kept up, either by the use of stable manure, or plowing hay, or straw, or green crops under. I recollect distinctly something said by your venerable and enlightened correspondent, Hon. Levi Bartlett of New Hampshire, in reference to the value of some of the salts of magnesia for the success of wheat crop, and I am convinced, from what I have seen of wheat growing for the past two or three years, that these salts do play an essential part in the production of hard wheat, and a part out of a all proportion in importance to the small amount found in any and all parts of the mature wheat plant.

GREEN MANURING The more I see of plowing down green crops, the more I become convinced of its utility. Even if there is only a short growth so that it covers the ground well, and though young and tender, exhibiting by little manurial value according to analysis, yet the effect is undoubted and considerable. It adds to the fertility and improves the mechanical condition beyound wheat the means would seem to warrant, though it is known that shaking the ground mellows and cools it, and thus lessens what evaporation of its fertilizing gases might take place. Where the land is designed for a spring crop, rye is perhaps the best to sow, as it grows a heavy mat by late fall, and if intended for corn, quite a heavy growth can be turned down before planting. If the soil is in good condition and its fertility not too much reduced, buckwheat may be substituted for rye. This is especially good for earlier sowing where a crop of rye, wheat or barley has been removed. The ground in this case will be better shaded and hence protected, will be mellower, and feeds are kept down. The pea also is of great benefit. Any plant that grows well and covers the ground will answer. The matter is dependent somewhat upon circumstances such as the cheapness of the seed, the plant best adapted to poor or rich land, sandy or clay soil, etc. – [County Gentlemen]


BUTTERSCOTCH – One pound of white sugar, three-fourths of a pint of water, once and a half teaspoonfuls of butter, lemon juice. Boil sugar and water over a slow fire until it ropes; add butter and juice of lemon. Pour on a pan to cool. Any other flavoring can be used.

ICING – The white of an egg not beaten, one teaspoonful of cold water and a pint of powdered sugar, stirred together. Will make icing for one cake. Less sugar makes the soft icing on baker’s cake.

LEMON BUTTER – One and a half cupfuls of white sugar, whites of three eggs, yolk of one, grated rind and juice of a lemon and a half, or two small ones; cook over a slow fire twenty minutes, stirring all the while. Very nice for tarts, or to be eaten as preserves.

MARYLAND STEWED OYSTERS – Put the juice into a saucepan and let it simmer, skimming it carefully. Then rub the yolks of three hard-boiled eggs and one large spoonful of lour well together, and stir into the juice. Cut in small pieces quarter of a pound of butter, half a teaspoonful of whole allspice, a little salt, a little cayenne, and the juice of a fresh lemon. Let all simmer ten minutes, and just before dishing add the oysters. This is for two quarts of oysters.

CROQUETTES OF CHICKEN – Put in a stewpan a piece of butter the size of an egg, one spoonful of flour, salt and pepper to taste, mix well and let it melt. One cold chicken well chopped and stirred in the mixture till hot. When cold, add the yolk of one egg well beaten. Take large spoonfuls and rub them into oblong shapes, and dip them in egg in which you have stirred a little pepper and salt. Roll in cracker crumbs and fry in hot, lard. These croquettes are very nice made of meal.

PIG’S FEET – If you have more than you want to use now, boil them until the bones drop out, them mince them coarsely and boil in a little of the same water. Season well. Pour into a crock. Press down closely, and when cold cover with vinegar, and it will keep until warm weather. It will be firm, like jelly, and can be cut into slices. This is very good for laboring men who work out of doors. There is no oil or grease for boots and shoes that can compare with the grease skimmed, when cold, off the kettle in which pigs’ feet have been oiled. It is very softening, and there will be jut enough of the gluey substance in it to make a good mixture and give a nice “shine.”

WHEN AN EGG IS FRESH – An egg is said to be fresh, when in the summer it has been laid only a couple of days, and in the winter three to six. The shells being porous, the water in the interior evaporates and leaves a cavity of greater or less extent. To determine the exact age of eggs, dissolve about four ounces of common salt in a quart of pure water, and then immerse the egg. If it be only a day or so old, it will sink to the bottom of the vessel, but if it be three days old it will float in the liquid. If more than five it comes to the surface, and rises above in proportion to its increased age.

MARMALADE – Half a peck of pippin apples, a quarter of a peck of pears, half a peck of peaches, a quarter of a peck of quinces, two quarts of water and the peel of a large orange grated and added with the juice half an hour before the marmalade is done. Put the parings and cores of the quinces into the water and boil a short time, closely covered to prevent evaporation. Strain them out and put the water on the quinces and pears, all cut small. Boil them for an hour. Then add the other fruit and five pounds of sugar. Boil gently two hours, stirring them to prevent burning. Add the juice and rind of the orange, and boil half an hour longer.

The use of powerful magnets in flour mills to remove from the grain the pieces of iron broken from the wire bands used in binding the wheat accomplishes the work most completely, and removes the last and lonely objection against the use of wire-binding harvesting machines. The introduction and use of these magnets is one the latest improvements in milling machinery, the value of which cannot be overestimated.

THE REPORTER’S GOSPEL – from St. Louis Times-Journal How manifold are thy works, O reporter, and how dost thou compass the people of the earth around about. Thy name is legion, thou art everywhere at once. Thy fat is a joy unto the printer and thy lean hangeth upon the hook until it be dead. In the day dost thou gird thyself and travel into far countries and sit with lawgivers and money changers in the temple. Thy hand is against every man and every man is against thee. Thou climbest the stairs at night, yea, even seven flights of stairs climbest thou up and maketh thyself to sit in a chamber whereunto the roaches and mosquitoes do appertain. If so be the son of man prevaileth upon thee to look upon the wine when it is red, it being but the third hour of the day, thou art full as a tick and thy masters dock thee as to thy wages. The foolish reporter saith in his heart. My work albeit being done I will tarry awhile hereabouts, lest haply there being a fire or murder, the paper shall be scooped of an item. And as he tarrieth, lo, there comes a fire and he hustleth out upon the war path and they squirteth water upon his raiment and entreat him sore, but he writeth up anon and sweateth much, for he is a foolish reporter. But the wise reporter, whensoever his task be done, skippeth for home and lieth upon his couch and sleepeth the sleep of the righteous man. And when the fire cometh and the murder descendeth, he laughed them to scorn and no man saith unto him go and he goeth or come and he cometh, or scoop and he scoopeth it. For he was a wise reporter and he maketh merry with himself and all his ways are ways of pleasantness and all his paths are peace.

THACKERAY AND THE BOWERY BOY The New York Times laments the disappearance of that amusing and not particularly wicked product, “The Bowery Boy,” and repeat an oft-told tale which seems to lose nothing by age repetition. Twenty-five years ago, Thackeray, being desirous to see a “Bowery Boy” went with a friend to the haunts of that peculiar creature to look for one. Very soon his companion pointed out to him a genuine specimen standing against a lamp-post on the corner of a street, red-shirted, black trousers, soap-locked, shiny-hatted, with cigar in mouth elevated at an angle of forty-five degrees. After contemplating him for a few moments, Thackeray wanted to ear him talk, and concluded to ask him the way to some part of the city, said politely; “My friend, I should like to go to such and such a place.” “Well,” replied the Bowery Boy, in his peculiar and quiet inexpressible tone, and without moving anything except his lips, as he looked up lazily at the tall, gray-haired novelist, “Well, sonny, you can go if you don’t stay too long.” Thackerary was quite satisfied. The Times adds that the Bowery Boy’s successor has more of his vices and none of his virtues. He is not an American product, but merely one of the dangerous classes of Europe transferred to the freedom of America, which he construes with license.

A SMART WIFE – from Detroit Free Press The other morning a citizen called at a hardware store on Woodward Avenue and said he wanted a key to a certain door in his house, and took up and carried away almost the first key handed to him. On his way down town after dinner he stopped and exchanged the key for another, explaining that the first wouldn’t fit. These changes too place twice a day for the next four days, the citizen being unable to get hold of a key to fit. On the sixth day he drove up to the store with a door on a dray, and calling to the proprietor, he said: “Bring your box of keys out here and we’ll get a fit to that lock. Here I have been running back and forth for about a week, and I might not have got a fit for a whole month if my wife had not suggested that I bring the door down here. Some of these women are mighty smart.” “But why didn’t you take the lock off and bring it down in your pocket?” asked the dealer. The buyer looked at him in a vacant way, stared hard at the door and sat down on the curbstone with the remark: “It’s a wonder that the whole family wasn’t sent to the fool-house ten years ago.”

A REMARKABLE MARRIAGE The Butler (Ga.) Herald gives an account of the most wonderful marriage on record. It says: The most unexpected (and we might state romantic) marriage that has ever occurred in Taylor County, took place at the residence of Mrs. Bartlett, on last Friday night. Buy the Rev. J. G. Murray, Mr. John Childrews, twenty-three years of age, to Mrs. Bartlett, fifty-nine years of age, wife of the late James Bartlett, whose death occurred about three months ago. Mr. Childrews is a poor but worthy young man, who has for several years past been an employee of Mr. Bartlett. Mrs. Bartlett, being a lady of considerable wealth, has agreed to thoroughly educate her husband, and he is now in attendance at the Butler Female College and Male Institute.

A BLOCKADE that should be raised. The egress from the system of waste material through the natural channels should be rendered free, without loss of time, when a blockade is produced by an attack of constipation, a disorder which if it becomes chronic is productive of serious bodily mischief. Jaundice, severe headache s, nausea, dyspepsia, the usual concomitants of the malady mentioned, all indicate that the bodily functions are materially interfered with. Hostettler’s Bitters is particularly efficacious in cases of this sort, and renders the habit of body perfectly regular. It is a medicine greatly to be preferred to drastic catharties, which are well calculated to drench, but unhappily also to weaken the intestines. We say unhappily, since such medicines are the favorite resource of may ill-advised persons who resort to them upon the most trivial occasion, and greatly to their discomfort and injury.

THE BUSINESS BOOM One of the best indications of the revival in business is afforded by the news reported of Nelson’s Business College of Cincinnati. The number of students registered for month of September is over one hundred per cent above the average. This patronage is doubtless stimulated by the scarcity of competent clerks and bookkeepers, the demand upon the college being greater than the supply.

The delicate membrane which envelopes the lungs and lines the air passages is exceedingly sensitive, and a slight irritation of it increases and spreads very rapidly. Remembering this, use, if you are attacked by a cough or cold, that incomparable pulmonic and preventive of consumption, Dr. Hall’s Balsam for the lungs, which invariably gives speedy relief and ultimately effects a complete cure in all cases where the breathing organs are affected. Use it in time and prevent serous bronchial trouble. Sold by all druggists.

Oswego Starch Factory, N. Y. – Oct. 23, 1878 H. W. Johns, 87 Maiden Lane, N. Y. Dear Sir – We have several acres of your Asbestos Roofing on our buildings. The first roof, put on fifteen years ago, is in good condition, and we prefer it to any other. Yours respectfully, - T. Kingsford & Sons

For coughs, colds, and throat disorders, use Brown’s Bronchial Troches” having proved their efficacy by a test of many years. 25 cents a box.

Each maker of Cabinet or Parlor Organs advertises his own as best. But the examinations at the great world’s exhibitions have but one result. At every one for a dozen years Mason & Hamlin Organs have been found best. They are awarded the gold medal at the Paris Exhibition this year.

H. W. Johns’ Asbestos Liquid Paints are strictly pure linseed oil paint, and contain no water. They are the best and most economical paints in the world. Send for samples to 87 Maiden Lane, N. Y.

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

Prevent crooked boots and blistered heels by wearing Lyon’s Heel Stiffeners. Can be applied at any time.

Chew Jackson’s Best Sweet Navy Tobacco.

$500 Reward. They cure all diseases of the stomach, bowels, blood, liver, nerves, kidneys, and urinary organs, and $500 will be paid for a case they will not cure or help, or for anything impure or injurious found in them – Hop Bitters. Test them – Post.

Farmers! $1,000.00 can be saved every year by the farmers in this country if they will properly color their butter by adding Wells, Richardson & Co’s Perfected Butter Color. It gives a splendid June color and never turns red.

$72 a week, $12 a day at home easily made. Costly outfit free. Address True & Co., Augusta, Maine.

$3300 a year. How to make it. New Agents & Goods. Coe & Younge, St. Louis, Mo.

Teas – Choicest in the world – Importers prices – Largest company in America – staple article – pleases everybody – trade continually increasing – Agents wanted everywhere – best inducements – Don’t waste time –s end for circular. Robt Wells, 43 Vesey St., N. Y., PO Box 1237

Opium, Morphine habit speedily cured by Dr. Beck’s only known and sure remedy. No charge for treatment until cured. Call on or address Dr. J. O. Beck, Cincinnati, Ohio. 112 John Street.

Ridge’s Food for infants and invalids. The best food in the world for invalids and readily taken by the little folks. Woolrich & Co., on every label.

For two generations the good and staunch old stand-by Mexican Mustang Liniment, ahs done more to assuage pain, relieve suffering, and save the lives of men and beasts than all other liniments put together. Why? Because the Mustang penetrates through skin and flesh to the very bone, driving out all pain and soreness and morbid secretions, and restoring the afflicted part to sound ad supple health.

Saponifier is the old reliable concentrate lye for family sap 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.

Agents wanted for a live book that sells fast. Chance for all to make money. “Life of Buffalo Bill” The famous scout, guide, hunter, and actor – written by himself – is the liveliest, and easiest book to sell that has appeared for years. Agents already at work are making big sales. Send at once and secure territory. For circulars and liberal terms, apply to Frank F. Bliss, Hartford, Conn

H. W. JOHNS’ Asbestos liquid paints, roofing, boiler coverings, steam packing, sheathing, coatings, cements, &c. Send for descriptive price list. H. W. Johns’ Mr’g Co., 87 Maiden Lane, N.Y.

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Kidney Wort. The only medicine that acts at the same time on the liver, the bowels, and the kidneys. These great organs are the natural cleansers of the system. If they work well, health will be perfect. If they become clogged, dreadful diseases are sure to follow with terrible suffering, biliousness, headache, dyspepsia, Jaundice, constipation and piles, or kidney complaints, gravel, diabetes, sediment in the urine, milky or ropy urine, or rheumatic pains and aches, are developed because the blood is poisoned with the humors that should have been expelled naturally. Kidney wort. Will restore the healthy action and all these destroying evils will be banished. Neglect them and you will lie but to suffer. Thousands have been cured. Try it and you will add one more to the number. Take it and add health will once more gladden your heart. Why suffer longer from the torment of an aching back? Why bear such distress from constipation and piles? Why be so fearful because of disordered urine? Kidney wort will cure you. Try a package at once and be satisfied. It is a dry vegetable compound and one package makes six quarts of medicine. Your druggist has it, or will get it for you. Insist upon having it. Price $1.00 Well, Richardson & Co, Proprietors, Burlington, Va.

The Newest Music Books. WHITE ROBES. A new Sunday School Song Book of unusual beauty. By A. J. ABBEY and M. J. MUNGER, Price 30 cents, for which specimen copies will be mailed. Examine this charming collection when new books are needed. Every song is a jewel. CARMEN. By Bizet. $2.00. FATINITZA. By Suppe $2.00. DOCTOR OF ELEANTURA. Eichberg. New and enlarged edition. $1.50. PINAFORE. Gilbert and Sullivan. 50 cents. SORCERER. Gilbert and Sullivan. 50 cents. The newest Church Music and Singing School books are VOICE OF WORSHIP. L. O. Emerson, $9.00 per dozen. TEMPLE. Dr. W. O. Perkins, $9.00 per dozen. The newest Voice Training Book is EMERSON’S VOCAL METHOD $1.50. Compact, complete and useful either for private pupils or classes. A new Anthem Book is nearly ready. The Musical Record is always new. $2.00 per year, 6 cents per copy. Oliver Ditson & Co., Boston. C. H. Ditson & Co., 43 Broadway, N. Y. J. E. Ditson & Co., 922 Chestnut St. Phil

$66 a week in your own town. Terms and $5 outfit free. Address H. Haley & Co., Portland, Me.

Moller’s Norwegian Cod-Liver Oil. Is perfectly pure. Pronounced the best by the highest medical authorities in the world. Given highest award at 12 World expositions and at Paris1878. Sold by druggist. -----N. Y.

The Smith Organ Co. First Established! Most Successful! Their instruments have a -----value in all the leading markets of the World! Everywhere recognized as the finest in tone. Over 80,000 made and in use. New Designs constantly. Best work and lowest price. Send for a catalog. Tremont St., opp. Walham St., Boston, Mass.

New Home Sewing Machine. Best in the World. Agents wanted everywhere. Address Johnson Clark & Co., 30 Union Square. New York. Orange, Mass. Chicago, Ill.

THE WEEKLY SUN. A large, eight-page paper of 56 broad columns, will be sent postpaid to any address until January 1st, 1880 for half a dollar. Address. The Sun., N. Y. City

The Rising Sun Stove Polish. For beauty of polish, saving labor, cleanliness durability and cheapness. Unequaled. Morse Bros. Proprietors, Canton, Mass.

Employment – Local or Traveling. State which preferred. Also salary per month. All expenses advanced. Wages promptly paid. Sloan & Co., 306 George St. Cincinnati, O

Beatty Organ Beatty Piano. New Organs 13 stops, 8 set Golden Tongue Reeds, 5 cts. 2 knee swells, walnut case, warnt’d 6 years, stool and book $38. New Pianos

In the whole list of medicines there are none that are equal to Hunt’s remedy for curing dropsy, Bright’s disease, kidney, bladder and urinary complaints. Hunt’s remedy cures excessive intemperance, general debility, gravel, diabetes, pain in the back, side or loins, and all diseases of the kidneys, bladder and urinary organ. Physicians prescribe Hunt’s remedy. Send for pamphlet to Wm. E. Clarke, Providence, R. I.

Cured free! An infallible and unexcelled remedy for fits, epilepsy or falling sickness, warranted to effect a speedy and permanent cure. “A Free Bottle” of my renowned specific and a valuable treatise sent to any sufferer sending me his post office express address. Dr. H. G. Root

$77 a month and expenses guaranteed for agents. Outfit free. Shaw & Co., Augusta, Ga.

$777 a year and expenses to agents. Outfit free. Address PO Vickery, Augusta, Ga.

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

To young men who wish to learn Steam Engineering. Send your name with 2 3-cent stamps to Fred Keppr, Eng’r, Bridgeport, Co.

Shakespeare’s Complete Works and Dr. Foote’s Health Monthly, one year for $1. Sample copy free. Murray Hill Pub. Co., 129 E. 28th St., N. Y.

$10 to $1000 invested in Wall-Street stocks makes fortunes every month. Book sent free explaining everything. Address Baxter & Co., Bankers, 17 Wall St. N. Y.

Young men. Learn Telegraphy and earn $40 to $100 a month. Every graduate guaranteed a paying situation. Address B. Valentine Man., Janesville, Wis.

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10,000 agents wanted in the Southern and western states for the grandest triumph of the age. $100 per month and expenses. $3 outfit free. Geo. A. Lawrence, ----, Ky.

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Kidder’s pastilles. Sure relief. Price 35 cents.

Marvel copyists. Copyrighted 200 perfect copies taken from a single writing. In 1000 ways saves printing. Weighs 5 lbs. Costs but $5. J. R. Funk & Co., 21 Barclay St., N. Y. Agents wanted.

$1425 profits on 30 days investment of $100. Proportional returns every week on stock options of $20, $50, $100, $500. Official reports and circulars free. Address T. Potter Wright & Co, Bankers, Wall St., N. Y.

$25 to $5000 Judiciously invested in Wall St. lays the foundation for fortunes every week, and pays immense profits by the New Capitalism System of operation in stocks. Full explanation on application to Adams, Brown, & Co., Bankers, 26 Broad ST., N. Y.

Ridge’s Food for infants and invalids. The best food in the world for invalids and readily taken by the little folks. Woolrich & Co., on every label.

When Life is embittered by Dropsy, kidney, bladder, or urinary complaints, Bright’s Disease, Gravel or General Debility take Hunts remedy, Retention of Urine, diabetes, pain in the side, back, and loins, excesses and intemperance are cured by Hunt’s Remedy. All diseases of the kidneys, bladder and urinary organs are cured by Hunt’s remedy. Family Physicians use Hunt’s remedy. Send for pamphlet to Wm. E. Clark, Providence, R. I.

Clara Louise Kellogg, Lotta, Mrs. Scott-Siddops, Fanny Davenport and a best of others recommend the Champlin’s Liquid Pearl. The unequaled beautifier of the complexion. For sale by all leading druggists at 50 cts. per bottle. Champlin & Co., Buffalo, N. Y.

Agents wanted for A TOUR AROUND THE WORLD by GENERAL GRANT. This is the fastest –selling book ever published, and the only complete and authentic history of Grant’s travels. Send for circulars containing a full description of the work and our extra terms to agents. Address National Publishing Co., St. Louis, Mo.

Mary J. Holmes. Just published – FORREST HOUSE – A splendid new novel by Mrs. Mary J. Holmes, whose novels sell so enormously and are read and reread with such interest,. Beautifully bound. Price $1.50. Also new editions of Mrs. Holmes other works – TEMPEST AND SUNSHINE – LENA RIVERS – EDITH LYLE – EDNA BROWING – WEST LAWN, etc. Sold by all booksellers. G. W. Carleton & Co., Publishers N. Y. City.

Free to all DR. JUDGE’S PAMPHLET. with home testimonials, illustrating his method of treating Catarrh, Asthma, deafness, Nervous Disease and affections of the lungs and air passages. Will be sent on receipt of stamp. Patients at a distance treated. Consultation by mail on all disease free. DR. J. D. JUDGE & Co, Physicians, 79 Beach St. Boston, Mass

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

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

Warner Bro’s Corsetts received the highest medal –(too small to read)

Pond’s Extract subdues inflammation, acute or chronic controls all hemorrhages, venous and mucous. Invaluable for sprains, burns scalds, bruises, soreness, rheumatism, boils, ulcers, old sores, toothache, headache, sore throat, asthma, hoarseness, neuralgia, catarrh, &c. Physician of all schools use and recommend Pond’s Extract. No family should be without it, as it is convenient, safe and reliable. Invaluable as a pain destroyer and subduer of all inflammatory diseases and hemorrhages. Farmers stock breeders and livery me should always have it. Leading livery and street car stables in New York and elsewhere always use it. Sprains, harness and saddle chaffing, cuts, scratches, swellings, stiffness, bleeding. &c are all controlled and cured by it. Our special preparation, veterinary extract, is sold at the low price of $3.50 per gallon, package extra. Prices pond’s extract and specialties, Pond’s extract, 50 c, $1.00 and $1.75. Catarrh Cure 75c. Ointment 50c, plaster 25c, inhaler (glass 50c) $1, Nasal syringe, 25c, Medicated pap’r 25c Any of the above preparations sent free of charges in lots of $5.00 worth, on receipt of money or P. O. order. Caution – Pond’s Extract is sold only in bottles, enclosed in buff wrappers, with the words, ‘Pond’s extract’ blown in the glass. It is never sold in bulk. No one can sell it except in our won bottles as above described. Send for our new pamphlet to Pond’s Extract Comp’y. 18 Murray Street, New York

The Estey Organ is the Best the World Over. Manufactory Brattleboro, Vt.

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