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Vernon Clipper 19 Mar 1880

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



A SECOND WEDDING RING [Samuel Bishop (died 1795), Master of Merchant Taylor’s School, wrote some poems, the best of which is in praise of his wife, on the anniversary of her wedding-day, which was also her birthday, with a ring:]

“Thee, Mary, with this ring I wed” So fourteen years ago; I said. Behold another ring! For what? To wed thee o’er again? Why not? With that first ring I married youth, Grace, beauty, innocence and truth; Taste long admired, sense long revered, And all my Molly then appeared. If she, by merit since disclosed, Prove twice the woman I supposed, I plead that double merit now, To justify a double vow; Here, then, today (with faith as sure, With ardor as intense, as pure, As when amid the rites divine, I took thy troth, and plighted mine) To thee, sweet girl, my second ring, A token and a pledge I bring; With this ring I wed, till death us part, Thy ripper virtues to my heart; Those virtues whose progressive claim, Endearing wedlock’s very name, My soul enjoys, my song approves, For conscience’s sake, as well as love’s. And why? They show me every hour Honor’s high thought, affection’s power, Discretion’s deed, sound judgement’s sentence, And teach me all things – but repentance.



Edward Stone stood impatiently upon the top step of Uncle Dan’s stately residence. There was not the faintest sign of life anywhere around – the whole front part of the house was closed and darkened; and having rang several times without eliciting any response, he was about to conclude that there was no one within hearing, when a head was thrust out of the upper window. “Young man, go round to the side door.” Considerably startled by this unexpected address, the young man obeyed. Upon the porch brushing away the leaves that covered it, was a young girl of fifteen. She looked very pretty as she stood there, the bright autumnal sunshine falling on her round while arms and uncovered head. Setting down her broom, she ushered him into a medium-sized, plainly furnished room which gave no indication of the reputed wealth of its owner. The young man took a seat, brushed a few flecks of dust from the lapel of his coat, ran his fingers through his carefully arranged locks, and thus delivered himself: “Tell you master that his nephew, Edward Stone, is here.” A faint smile touched the rosy lips, and with a demure, ”Yes, sir,” the girl vanished. A few minutes later an elderly gentleman entered, with intelligent, strongly-marked features, and a shrewd look in the eyes, which seemed to take the mental measure of his visitor at a single glance. “Well, sir, what is your business with me?” “I am your nephew.” “So my daughter told me. What do you want?” “I was thinking of going into business, and thought I would come and talk it over with you, and ask you to give me a lift.” “What better capital do you want than you already have? A strong able-bodied young man wanting a lift! You ought to be ashamed of yourself! What have you been doing?” Edward’s face flushed with anger at this unceremonious language; but feeling that he could not afford to quarrel with his wealthy relative he gave no other indication of it. “Saved nothing from your salary, I suppose?” “No; its only five hundred; not more than enough for my expenses.” “Humph! You are able to dress yourself out of it, I perceive. I have known men to rear and educate a large family on five hundred a year; and if you have been unable to save anything, you certainly are not able to go into business on your own account. When I was at your age my income was less than three hundred dollars and I saved half of it. What is the business you wish to engage in?” “Stationary and books. Six hundred dollars will buy it, as the owner is obliged to sell; a rare chance. I don’t ask you to give me the amount, only lend it; I will give you my note with interest.” “Young man, I have several such papers already. You can have all of them for five dollars; and I warn you that it will prove a poor investment at that. I can give you some advice, though, which if you follow will be worth a good many times over the amount you asked. But you won’t do it.” “How do you know that?” said Edward, with a smile, who began to feel more at home with his eccentric relative. “I’d like to hear it, anyway.” “Well, hear it is. Go back to your place in the store, save three dollars a week from your salary, which you can easily do; learning in the meantime all you possibly can in regard to the business you wish to pursue. At the end of four years you will have the capital you seek, together with sufficient experience and judgement to know how to use it. And, better still, it will be yours earned by your won industry and self-denial, and worth more to you than ten times that amount got in any other way. Then come and see me again.” “You’d rather have my money than advice, I daresay,” added Mr. Stone, as Edward arose to go; “but we’ll be better friends four years hence than if I let you have it. Sit down, nephew, the train you have to take won’t leave until six in the evening. You must stay to tea; I want you to see what a complete little housekeeper I have, and make you acquainted with her.” “Polly!” he called out, opening the door into the hall. In prompt obedience to this summons a rosy-cheeked, bright-eyed girl tripped in. The neat print dress had been changed for a pretty merino, but our hero did not fail to recognize her, and his face flushed painfully as he did so. “Polly!” continued her father, “this is your cousin, Edward. He leaves on the six o’clock train, and I want his short stay with us as pleasant as possible.” “Polly is my little housekeeper,” he added, turning to his nephew: “I hire a woman for the work, and she does all the rest. When she’s eighteen, she shall have all the servants she wants, but she must serve her apprenticeship first. It may stand her in a good stead; she may take it into her head to marry a poor man, as her mother did before her. Eh! My girl!” Mary’s only reply to this was a smile and blush. Our hero was considerably embarrassed by the recollection of the mistake he had made, but he quietly cordial greeting of his young hostess soon put him comparatively at rest. At her father’s request – who was very proud of his daughter’s varied accomplishments – Mary sang and played for her cousin; and his visit ended in singular contrast to the stormy way it commenced. Edward refused the five-dollar note tendered to him at parting for his traveling expenses. The old man smiled as he returned the note to his pocketbook. “He’s a sensible young chap, after all,” he remarked to his daughter, as the door closed after his guest. “It’s in him, if it only can be brought out. We shall see, we shall see.” “A good deal for father to say,” was Mary’s inward comment, who thought her cousin the most agreeable young man she had ever met. Three years later Mr. Stone and his daughter paused in front of a small but neat pleasant looking shop, on the plate glass door of which were the words: “Edward Stone, Stationary and Bookstore.” It being too early in the day for customers, they found the proprietor alone, whose face flushed with pride and pleasure as he greeted them. “I got your card nephew,” said the old man, with a cordial grasp of the hand, “and called around to see how you were getting on. I thought it was about time I gave you that little lift you asked of me three years ago. You don’t look much as if you needed it though.” “Not at present, thank you uncle,” was the cheerful response. “Curiously enough it is the same business that I wanted to buy then. The man who took it had to borrow money to purchase it with, getting so much involved that he had to sell at a sacrifice.” “Just what you wanted to do.” Edward smiled at the point made by his uncle. “It isn’t what I’ve done though. I’ve saved four dollars a week from my salary for the last three years; and so was not only able to pay the money down but had fifty dollars besides.” “Bravo! My boy,” cried the delighted old man, with another grasp of the hand that made our hero wince. “I’m proud of you! You’re bound to succeed. I see, and without anybody’s help. I told you cousin Polly that when she was eighteen I’d buy her a house in the city; that she should furnish it to suit herself, and have all the servants she wanted, and I’ve kept my word. Come around and see us whenever you can. You’ll always find the latch string out.” Edward did not fail to accept the invitation so frankly extended – a very pleasant intimacy growing up between the three during the twelve months that followed. Our hero’s business grew and prospered until he began to think of removing to a larger place. His uncle had given him several liberal orders, as well as sent him a number of customers, but said nothing more about assisting him in any other way until Christmas Eve. Entering the room where Edward and his daughter were sitting he said: “I mustn’t delay any longer the little lift I promised you, nephew, and which you have well earned.” Edward glanced from the five thousand dollar check to the lovely face at his side, and then to that of the speaker. “You are very kind, uncle – far kinder than I deserve – but – “ “But what, lad? Speak out! Would you prefer it in some other form!” Edward’s fingers closed tenderly and strongly over the hand he had taken in his. “Yes, uncle – in this.” The old man looked keenly from one to the other. “You are asking a good deal, nephew. Polly, have you been encouraging this young man in his presumption?” “I’m afraid I have, father,” was the smiling response. “Then go, my daughter. I give you into worthy keeping; and if you make your husband’s heart as happy as your mother did mine during the few short years that she tarried by my side, he will be blest indeed.”

A YOUNG LADY was sitting with a gallant captain in a charmingly decorated recess. On her knee was a diminutive niece. In the adjoining room, with door open, were the rest of the company. Said the little niece, in a jealous and very audible voice, “Auntie, kiss me, too.” Evidently something had just happened. “You should say twice, Ethel, dear; two is not grammar,” was the immediate rejoinder.

Stealing a kiss cost £ 3 5s, with costs, at Hanley, England – London Truth. The young man in America can steal one for nothing, but in the end he had to pay more than a penny for his whistle.

THE RICHEST MAN IN ITALY – [Paris Globe] COUNT TELFENER is reputed to be the riches man in Italy. He purchased one of KING VICTORY EMANUEL’S estates in the country, and he also bought the late King’s palace at Maccao, and the royal villa outside Porta Salars. The purchase of the Maccao Palace was effected before, and that of the Royal Villa on the Via Salara after, the death of Victor Emanuel. On occasion of the purchase of the Maccao Palace, Signor Telfener was created a count. Last year Count Telfener married for his second wife, Ada, the sister-in-law of Mr. Mackey, the millionaire, who now resides in Paris. Port of the wedding festivities consisted in the exhibition of races between Count Telfener’s horses, on a course laid out in the Royal villa, which was thrown open for the day to the public, and was honored by visits from King Humbert and the notables of Rome. The title of the Royal Villa was changed, in compliment to the bride, to “villa Ada.” Honors and riches seemed to pour in upon Count Telfener, and he was elected to represent Foligno in the Chamber of Deputies; but he never took his seat, as technical objections to his return were raised on the ground that, as an Austrian subject by birth, he was ineligible to represent an Italian constituency. These objections might, of course, have been overcome by letters of naturalization. The newspapers, however, announce that Count Telfenor has resigned his seat for Foligno, and intends to fix his residence in Paris, where he will open a bank. By this transfer of domiciles Rome loses a millionaire, and it may be expected that the estates and palaces purchases from the royal family will be offered for sale. The Telfener palace at Maccao is furnished with regal sumptuousness. The Villa Ada possesses very extensive grounds, commanding most magnificent views. The palace erected by Victor Emanuel is not finished in the interior, but requires some thousands to render it habitable. Rumor said that these properties, on which the late King expended millions, were sold for a comparative trifling sum.

NEWLY MARRIED COUPLES It is the happiest and most virtuous state of society in which the husband and wife set out together, make their property together, and, with perfect sympathy of soul, graduate all their expenses, plans, calculations and desires, with reference to the present means and to their future and common interest. Nothing delights man more than to enter the neat little tenement of two young people who, within perhaps two or three years, without any resources but their knowledge of industry, have joined heart and hand, and engaged to share together the responsibilities, duties, interests, trials and pleasures of life. The industrious wife is cheerfully employing her own hands in domestic duties, putting her house in order, mending her husbands’ clothes, or preparing the dinner, while perhaps the little darling sits prattling on the floor, or lies sleeping tin the cradle, and everything seems preparing to welcome the happiest of husbands and the best of fathers when he shall come home from his toil to enjoy the sweets of this paradise. This is the true domestic pleasure. Health, contentment, love, abundance, and bright prospects are all here. But it has become a prevalent sentiment that a man must acquire his fortune before he marries, that the wife must have no sympathy nor share with him in the pursuit of it – in which most of his pleasure truly consists –and the young married people must set out with as large and expensive an establishment as is becoming those who have been wedded for twenty years. This is very unhappy; it fills the community with bachelors, who are waiting to make their fortunes, endangering virtue, promoting vice; it destroys the true economy and design of the domestic institution, and it promotes idleness and inefficiency among females, who are expecting to be taken up by Fortune and passively sustained without any care or concern on their part; and thus many a wife becomes, as a gentleman once remarked, not a “help-meet,” but a “help-eat.”

STEEL STEAMBOATS – [Pittsburg Post] There is in course of erection at the boiler shops of Reese & Thorn, on Duquense Way, a large steel vessel, the second of the kind ever built in this city. It was ordered by the Government of the United States of Colombia, South America. The hull will be made entirely of steel and will be 155 feet long, 32 ½ feet deep and five foot hold. Angle lines will be two by three feet, and the spaces eighteen inches. The steel plates are to be double riveted. There will be three four and a half inch bulk heads. When the frame is completed three tubular boilers will be placed on board, each to be forty-five inches in diameter and seventeen feet long. In the interior of each one of them there will be forty-one tubes. The cylinder will be sixteen inches and will have a six-foot stroke. The Government of South America intends to run it upon the Magdalene River. A similar boat was built in this city about a year ago for the same stream. The work is being rapidly pushed forward and will be finished at an early date.

The latest Yankee discovery is a spring in Michigan so strongly magnetic that a man who drank from it and went into a blacksmith’s shop found the anvil on which he sat stuck fast to him, and had to have it amputated.

A CLOCK THAT RUNS A YEAR ON ONE WINDING – [Pittsburg Leader] On Chatham Street there lives an old, hoary-headed man named Cloff Pilquest, who is the inventor of a curious and somewhat wonderful piece of mechanism in the shape of a clock which faithfully ticks and tells the time of an entire year with only one winding. A Leader man found the aged artisan busily applying himself in his workshop yesterday afternoon, when the old gentleman in broken English related a short history of his life, of the curiosity in question, and explained the peculiarities of the time-piece. “I was born in 18_2 [NOTE: DATE MISSING] in a place called Broley, in Sweden. I learned my trade with a workman named Persson, and during my apprenticeship, in the year 1820, I began making drawings for my clock, and of these I made fully a dozen up to the time when I began its construction. In 1846 I came to this country and settled down in Pittsburg, where I have lived and toiled ever since.” Here the old man took down a well-worn book, which proved to be nothing more nor less than a diary, containing the number of hours and section of hours and their exact position in the day, which he lavished on the three hundred-and-sixty-five day time-piece. After carefully examining the records, the hero resumed: “On the 18th day of August, 1875, I began building the clock, and devoted all my spare moments to its construction until the work was completed on the 28th of December of last year.” Here the old man removed an oval-shaped glass case from the little object and explained that the only advantages it possessed was simplicity and the faculty of pointing out the time of the day through an entire year with but one winding up, and it accomplishes this feat in this way. Arranged in a semi-circle are eight powerful springs, each on being wound up capable of keeping the internals in motion for precisely six weeks. These are encased in eight brazen bands, and through their center runs a shaft, at each end of which revolves a wheel, and there is a communication between the wheel on the eight shafts. When one of these springs have become exhausted the apparatus is so constructed that the next nearest spring intrusts its force to one just weakened, and so on for all the eight. A glance through its work revealed that the construction was strikingly simple. The ticking is hardly audible any where in the room, and the inventor bragged about the exactness with which in the room, and the inventor bragged about the exactness with which his clock pointed out the hour of the day. Considering his time and value of the material used in making the apparatus, he claims that this marvelous piece of mechanism has cost him, at the least calculation, $632.35.

HOW AIR IS WOVE. The Decca Muslims of India is among the most wonderful evidences of the hand skill of the strange people of the mysterious East. These fabrics, which are spun and woven by hand, and are the products of obscure and curious processes, unknown and unattainable by the Western nations, like the fabrication of Damascus steel and the camel’s hair shawls, are marvels of ingenuity and skill, and they illustrate the poetry of cotton. The most delicate of these fabrics are kno0wbn as “woven air.” It can only be made early in the morning and in the evenings, when the air is full of moisture and the dew is on the grass. The processes by which it is woven are kept secret, and the people who do the work are compelled first to go through a long course of training and initiation. Their delicate wares are of such ethereal texture as to be almost invisible and yet they are so enduring that they will bear washing and wear in a most wonderful manner. This precious stuff is monopolized for the use of the ladies of the Oriental harems, and it is said to be worth hundreds of dollars per yard.

PROXENUS STIKES OIL It is popularly supposed that petroleum is a modern discovery; but it was known in the time of Alexander, though the ancients made no use of the find. The following is a most interesting passage: “For a Macedonian called Proxenus, that had charge fo the King’s carriage (baggage) as he digged in a certain place by the River of Oxus to set up the King’s tent and his lodging, he found a certain fat and oily vein, which, after they had drawn out the first, there came out also another which differed nothing, neither in smell, taste, nor savor, from natural oil, having the gloss and fatness so like as there could be discerned no difference between them, which was so much to be wondered at, because in all that country there were no olives.” (Sir T. North, tr. of Plutarch’s “Lives,” ed. 1631, p. 702.) This passage is more than curious, for it may be useful. If there was rock oil beside the Oxus in Alexander’s time, there is probably some there still. It might almost be worth while to go and see; and if any one there should “strike oil.” let him thank Plutarch for his remark.

The remark of Mrs. Malaprop at the table when she gave a tea party, that the butter offered her guests was fresh from the crematory, was not very relishing.

The total production of honey in the United States has for years past averaged about fifty million pounds annually. This year the supply is estimated at half that quantity, owing to a failure of the crop in California, and a partial failure in other States.

CONGRESSIONAL HUMBUGGERY – [New York Sun] Whenever the death of a Senator or Representative is announced in Congress, both houses promptly give themselves a day’s holiday, the pretext being a desire to show proper respect to the memory of the departed law-maker. In most cases this is nothing but a pretest, and a very thin one at that. Even if the grief were sincere, what right have they to indulge it at the public expense? The people pay them fat salaries not to air their emotions as often as possible, but to get on with the public business. Death is common to all – to editors and lawyers and merchants and iron-molders, as well as to Congressmen. But when an editor dies, the other editors do not suspend publican. When an iron-molder dies, his surviving comrades do not strike work for the day’ if they did, their employers would very quickly put other men in their places. the Congressmen are employed by the American people for specific duties, and every time they adjourn over, “as a further mark of respect to the memory of the deceased,” they cheat their employers.

ASTRONOMICAL PROGRESS Mr. Proctor, the astronomer, recently expressed the opinion that Mars was the only planet besides the earth old enough to be inhabited. The others he thinks, are still glowing with heat. he also uttered the following opinions: The stars are rapidly ceasing to be regarded as objects of beauty simply, and the time is approaching when intelligent people will be ashamed to gaze in indifferent admiration upon the firmament and acknowledge their ignorance in a field which the vast strides of modern science have made accessible to all. Draper’s discovery of oxygen in the sun is the most important fact in modern astronomical research, because it shows that the sun is in part composed of elements like the earth’s. Saturn’s rings will eventually solve themselves into moon’s, and the dark places on the moon are not mountains or seas, but simply indentations, and therefore less luminous. The black spots visible upon the surface of the sun are but holes through the surrounding envelope through which only the parent mass can be seen.

“AMAZING GRACE” – [Harper’s Magazine] The following is vouched for by one of the most reliable Philadelphia divines: A young clergyman having agreed to supply the pulpit of an older brother absent from home, escorted to church the daughter of the pastor, and after seeing her safely in her father’s pew, ascended to the pulpit, unconscious that this natural attention to the young lady was sufficient to excite lively imaginations and inquiries in the audience. Upon reading the hymn to be sung, the young clergyman was surprised to perceive evident efforts in the congregation to suppress laughter. The daughter of his friend possessed the mellifluous name of Grace, and, all unsuspicious of that fact, he had chosen the hymn beginning with the words “Amazing Grace,” and proceeding with: ‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, And grace my fears relieved. How precious did that grace appear The hour I first believed! Through many dangers, toils, and snares I have already come: ‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far, And grace will lead me home!

THE CRY FOR REST A physician says that the cry for rest has always been louder than the cry for food. Not that it is important, but it is oftener harder to obtain. The best rest comes from sound sleep. Of two men or women, otherwise equal, the one who sleeps the best will be the most moral, healthy, and efficient. Sleep till do much to cure irritability of temper, peevishness, uneasiness. It will restore to vigor an overworked brain. It will build up and make strong a weak body. It will cure headache. It will cure a broken spirit. It will cure sorrow. Indeed, we might make a long list of nervous and other maladies that sleep will cure. The cure of sleeplessness requires a clean, good bed, sufficient exercise to produce weariness, pleasant occupation, good air, and not too warm room, a clear conscience, an avoidance of stimulants and narcotics. For those who are overworked, haggard, nervous – who pass sleepless nights, we commend the adoption of such habits as shall secure sleep; otherwise life will be short, and what there is of it sadly imperfect.

“THE KISSING BUSH” One of the gentle customs that has been permitted to exist in English homes since the time of the Druids, finds expression in the “kissing bush.” It is generally a neat bough of mistletoe, and when the household decorations are going up it is rarely ever forgotten, especially where there are young men and maidens. It hangs in the hall, and the charm lies in leading your fair friend beneath it and kissing her. Among the middle class this feature of the holidays is never neglected, and at friendly and family reunions it occasions much merriment. In Elmirs, however, the tree has been discarded. The way to do is not to lead your friend beneath a tree and kiss her there, but to kiss her where she is; for nine times out of ten, when she gets under the tree, she’ll change her mind. Procrastination is the thief of many such an opportunity.

One third of the gold that is mined goes to wear and tear, one-third goes into circulation, and one third into the arts and manufactures. All the gold in the world would make a pile only twenty-five feet wide, forty-five feet long and twenty-five feet high.


Half-fare – a mulatto.

The amount of money a man leaves is the kind of a funeral pile his relatives take the most interest in.

An Irish farrier once sent a bill to a gentleman with the following item, “To curing your honor’s horse that died, 6s.”

“Art must anchor in nature,” said a fashionable belle when she slipped and sat down in a mud hole and stuck there. – [Steubenville Herald.]

The New York Express throws up its hat and shouts “Ouray for the Indians.” Come, young man, you ought to be a little Meeker. – [Rockland Courier]

“Gong!” “This” said an auctioneer, holding up a well known volume, “is a book by a poor and pious girl of poor and pious poems.”

“Digby, will you take some of that butter?” “Thank you, ma’am’ I belong to the temperance society – can’t take anything strong,” replied Digby.

Grant made the greatest effort of his life at Pittsburg. He said: “I am pretty good on the smoke myself, but Pittsburg beats me.” - [Wheeling Leader]

A country paper makes the following correction: “For ‘It’s a poor mule that won’t work both ways’ in yesterday’s issue, please read, ‘It’s a poor rule’, etc.

It is very difficult to find fault with a dear little three-year old who buries his head under the clothes and sings: “Now I lay me down to sleep – Pop goes the weasel.”

The betrayed dollar is one that finds itself not able to pass for more than ninety cents after it has been stamped “In God we Trust.” – [New Orleans Picayune”

Another American girl is to marry a nobleman. Why is it that our girls refuse to support their own country men? There is a lack of patriotism somewhere – [Atlanta Constitution]

“This is a hard, cruelly hard world,” writes a cynic. Yes it is, it is; and of an icy morning one never knows how soon he’ll lose his footing and come down on it.

“Get out of this,” shouted an irritated merchant to a mendacious clerk, “this is the third lie I have caught you in since ten o’clock this morning.” “Oh, well,” said the new man, “don’t be hard on me. Give a fellow time to learn the rules of the house.”

A great many boys and girls fall desperately in love with each other, and rave over disappointed hopes, before they are old enough to tell the difference between the heartache and the colic. Very few such causes prove fatal. – [Steubenville Herald]

A Danbury man sent a boy with a bill for seven dollars, to be collected. The boy got the money and came back. The man gave him ten cents saying, “Here’s for your trouble.” The boy took the coin and asked, “Ain’t you going to give me something for my honesty.” – [Danbury News]

Here is a little domestic-economy comedy from England: Clergyman – “So I hear you’ve got married again, Jacob.” Jacob – “yes, sir. I thought as how winter was coming on, and Betty, she’d got one blanket, and I got t’other, we might as well make it a pair and be more comfortable like.”

Prosperity, as the world goes, is like a bar of hot iron. A great many grab the thing, and some people finds it too heavy to hold without spitting on their hands – [Oswego Record] – We prefer to souse the iron as a sure means to secure the prosperity – of our fingers – [Erratic Enrique] – Be sure to select pig iron if you wish to make the souse a success.

“Yes, I knowed gambling was topped in St. Louis,” remarked the granger, as in the gray of dawn he turned over a necktie, two pennies, and a half skip of car ticket, and calculated his chance of getting back to Bulbville, “but that’ere must have been the place they overlooked.”

The tear of a loving girl is like a dewdrop on the rose; but that on the cheek of a wife is a drop of poison to her husband.

Inviolable fidelity, good humor, and complacency of temper outlive all the charms of a fine face, and makes the decay of it invisible.

“Put no fulsome compliments on my tombstone,” said a wag. “Don’t give me any eppitaffy.”

What the Chicago fire was to all other fires, the destruction of the iron bridge across the Frith of Tay, in Scotland, the utter destruction of a whole train with three hundred passengers in an instant, and complete fall of seventy-five feet, is to all other railroad accidents. It surpasses its predecessors in the magnitude and the completeness of the disaster, as well as the number of lives extinguished. But its unprecedented character it appalls the imagination, and by the suggestion of its possibilities increases the horror. It is unequaled in the history of railroad traveling, and its tragic effect is heightened but the fact that the bridge is alleged to be one of the longest, and it was supposed, the finest in the world. Doubtless it was occasioned, if not caused, but the immense strain put upon it by the fierce gale. What is curious is that it is the third causality of the kind occurring within two months.


THE VERNON CLIPPER ALEXANDER COBB, Editor and Proprietor ALEX A. WALL, Publisher $1.50 per annum Friday, March 19, 1880

CIRCUIT COURT The Lamar Circuit Court convened last Monday, JUDGE MUDD presiding and SOLICITOR NEWMITH representing the State. Among the members of the Bar from a distance we observed HON. G. W. HEWITT, COL. W. S. EARNEST, B. E. GRACE, ESQ., and FRANCIS JUSTICE, ESQ. The criminal side of the docket embraced a large number of cases, most of which charged only misdemeanors. The recent heavy rains raised the waters so that many of the parties and witnesses were not able to get to court, and consequently fully half the docket was continued. The only civil cases of any public interest on the docket were those against CROWDER & NEWMAN in which the title to the FURMANCE property is involved. At this writing no disposition has been made of them. The Grand Jury is still in session, and have not yet reported.

MISS RAYMOND, in whose name suit for seduction was brought at Washington against SENATOR BEN HILL, has withdrawn the suit, which she alleges was brought without authority by MRS. LOCKWOOD, the female lawyer, and in a published card exonerates HILL from the crime charged.

ANY LETTERS FOR TE WATTSES? – [Mexico Ledger] A lantern-jawed young man stopped at the Post office last Saturday and yelled out: “Anything for the Wattses?” George Poteet, our polite postmaster replied, “Not there is not.” “Anything for Jane Watts?” “No.” “Anything for Ace Watts?” “No.” “Anything for Bill Watts?” “No” “Anything for Tom Watts?” “No, nothing.” “Anything for ‘Fool Joe’ Watts?” “No, nor Dick Watts, nor Jim Watts, nor Sweet Watts, nor any other Watts, dead, living, unborn, native, foreign, civilised, or uncivilised, savage or barbarious, male or female, white or black, franchised or disinfranchised, naturalised or otherwise. No, there is positively nothing for any of the Wattses, either individually, severally, jointly, now and forever, one and inseparable.” The boy looked at the postmaster in astonishment, and said: “Please look if there is anything for John Thomas Watts?”

BLOUNT COUNTY AHEAD [Blount County News] The action of the Board of Education of this county, on Saturday last, places Blount County in advance of the State. The members of the Board of Education filled a vacancy on it, by appointing MISS EMMA AUSTIN, a graduate of Ward’s Seminary, Nashville, Tenn., to the vacant membership. She is in every way qualified to fill the position, and we heartily endorse the action of the Board as a step in the right direction, and we are glad that past custom or prejudice did not warp their judgement in making the selection. We are not a woman’s rights advocate in the Susan B. Anthony meaning of the phrase; but we do believe that the practice of medicine and the instruction of youth are duties that they can fill creditably and honorably. We are ardent, zealous admirers of the sex; we couldn’t be otherwise if we would, and would not if we could, knowing as we do, that: “That the hand that rocks the cradle Is the hand that rocks the world.”

The use of postal cars to annoy and humiliate delinquent debtors has been stopped in Ohio by a decision of the Supreme Court. The court held that to dun a debtor in this open manner is liable to injure his credit and reputation, and is therefor illegal.

CHARLESON, S. C. , March 2 On Saturday last a one armed negro named LEWIS KENDER, committed an outrageous assault upon a white woman named BYRD, residing near George’s Station in Colton county, about 50 miles from this city. A hunt was organized and the villain captures on Sunday morning by a mixed white and black posse. He was taken to the scene of the outrage and identified by his victim. a vote of the posse was taken, and it was decided not to lynch him, but to allow the law to take its course. KENDER was then taken to George’s Station and placed in the guard house under a strong guard. On Monday morning he was sent to Walterboro to jail still strongly guarded. On the way to Walterboro the guard was overpowered by an armed force consisting, it is said largely of relatives of the outraged lady, and the prisoner was conveyed to a secluded spot in the woods where he was kept till night. About 9 o’clock last night he was confronted with the lady whom he had outraged and again identified when he was taken to the woods where preparations were made to hang him. At the last moment he confessed the crime and also confessed to a similar outrage on a colored woman in Newberry six years ago. He further acknowledged the killing of a colored girl near Kingstree last April, and confessed to four burglaries and innumerable thefts. At 10:30 o’clock he was hanged and after firing a volley of pistol shots into his body the crowd quietly disappeared. Kender was a dangerous outlaw, who for over a year had been the terror of the neighborhood on which he prayed, and the action of vigilantes is heartily endorsed by both whites and colored residents.

A NEW COUNTERFEIT $10 United States Treasury note of the series of 1875, letter C, has just been issued, for which the public are notified to be on the alert. The most striking feature about it is its color, which is considerably darker that that of the genuine. The paper crumbles with a snap when handled, and the dark fibre lines, instead of being worked into the paper as the genuine bill, are simply printed on the face in imitation of the correct thing. There are a number of minor discrepancies, which are rapidly detected on closer examination. The word “series,” for instance, in the lower centre of the bill is made up in letters fully a third larger than those in the genuine; while the letters in the words at the top, “Engraved and printed at Bureau Engraving and Printing,” tip over until they almost assume the italic character, whereas in the genuine they are very clearly Roman. The number, too, is even, when on the note with this letter it should be odd. The picture of Webster in the lower left hand corner is so decidedly off as to attract quite as soon as any other peculiarity of the bill, save its color.

THE MAYOR, the City Marshal and a policeman of Pensacola were arrested a few days ago for removing three posts from a place on the wharf. The officials charged that the posts were an obstruction to the thoroughfare. The company owning the property, valued at $2, had them arrested. The case is to be tried hereafter.

Marrying a step daughter – A well-to-do farmer in Somerset County, Md., by the name of SIDNEY SHORES, who recently married his step-daughter, only twelve years old, has been arrested, as also the officiating clergyman, on the charge of violating the law prohibiting a man from marrying his step daughter, under a penalty of $500.

The most important events in the life of a man are, when he examines his upper lip and sees the hair coming and when he examines the top of his head and sees the hair going.

A young lady in Vicksburg cow-hided a young man who sent her a comic Valentine.

A QUAKER PRINTER’S PROVERBS Never send an article for publication without giving the editor thy name, for thy name oftimes secures publication to worthless articles. Thous shouldst not rap at the door of a printing office, for he that answereth the rap sneerth in his sleeve and loseth time. Never do thou loaf about nor knock down type, or the boys will love the as they do the shade trees – when thou leavest. Thou shouldst never read the copy on the printer’s cases, or the sharp and hooked container thereof, or he may knock the down. Never inquire of the editor for news, for behold it is his business to give it to thee at the appointed time without asking for it. It is not right that thou shouldst ask him who is the author of an article, for it is his duty to keep such things unto himself. When thou dost enter his office, take heed unto thyself that thou dost not look at what concerns thee not, for that is not meet in the sight of good manners. Neither examine thou the proofsheet, for it is not ready to meet thine eye, that thou mayst understand. Thous shoulst not delude thyself with the thought that thou hast saved a few cents when thou hast secured a deadhead copy of his paper, for whilst the printer may smile and say it is all right, he’ll never forget thy meanness.

YESTERDAY WE published the following: “The people of Grimsville, Lehigh county, Pa., just now are greatly exercised over a recent intermarriage in their midst. The parties are named Smith and Snyder. Mr. Smith was a widower, fifty years old. He has a son twenty-four years of age. Mrs. Snyder was a widow, forty-two years old. She has a daughter who is twenty-one years of age. Mr. Smith, St., married Mrs. Snyder’s daughter. Mr. Smith’s son married old Mrs. Snyder. Both families have children.” A correspondent writes to us as follows: The young man is his own grandfather. Having married the mother he is father to her daughter, and, of course, to the daughter’s husband. He is therefore his father’s father, and for the same reason the grandfather of his father’s son, which he himself it. Hence he is his own grandfather. – [Richmond (Va) State.

The following from the Greensboro Watchman is so full of hard, stubborn truth that it deserves a place in the best literature of the day: Most people think that newspaper men possess immense advantages over their fellow men. That is a mistake. In fact the contrary is most generally true. To illustrate: The editor of this paper is announced as a candidate for the office of tax assessor. If that announcement appeared in any other paper, we would wager our chances for nomination against a cabbage-leaf cigar, that it would be noticed in the local columns of that paper somewhat thusly: “Mr. W. C. Garrett, a gentleman who is most thoroughly qualified, and whose fidelity and service to the Democratic party have become household words in this section, is announced as a candidate for tax assessorship of Hale County. No better man could be elected, and his candidacy affords the people of Hale an excellent opportunity to give him substantial assurances of their appreciation of his services. Let him be nominated.” That’s the way it would read, and if we were to refer to this little matter in such terms, “the boys” would charge us with having the brass of a mountain howitzer and the cheek of a “town cow, or government mule.”

We are requested by our efficient town Marshall, MR. ALLEN JORDON, to ask all those owning real estate in Vernon to call upon him and give numbers of lots, acres of land etc. If they do not the property will be assessed as unknown.

The Editors and Publishers Association of Alabama meets in Tuskaloosa Thursday 23rd of April next. It is proposed by the Association to be present at the unveiling of the Confederate Monument and the reunion of surviving Confederate Soldiers of the adjoining counties on the 26th.

JAMES M. KING who killed J. D. MILLER in Walker County last winter has come in and given himself up. He is indicted for manslaughter in the first degree, and is bound over in the sum of $5,000.

DIED. – In this county on Monday, 15th inst., THOMAS BRADLEY, son of MR. R. E. BRADLEY.

This week, up to going to press has been dark and rainy. The creeks throughout the county are full to overflowing, and prospects for better weather is to come.

From a private letter received from HON. J. M. VAN HOOSE we are able to say that but for sickness in his family he would have been in Vernon this week.

NOTICE TO DELINQUENT TAX PAYERS State of Alabama, Lamar County The following is a list of the defaulters of due tax payers and land numbers of said county for the year 1879, as returned by the tax collect on the first day of March, 1880, to wit: A. E. LOVE – S ½ OF SW ¼ Sec 15 and N ½ of NW ¼ Sec 27 T 17 R 15. Taxes due $2.80. ALEXANDER NELSON - NW ¼ OF NW ¼ Sec 1, T 12, R 16. Taxes due $3.60. GEORGE WAX – NW ¼ Sec. 15 T 12 R 15. Taxes due 35. MRS. M. HARDY - N ½ of NE ¼ and S ½ of S ½ of SE ¼ Sec. 7 T 16 R 14. Taxes due $1.05. MATHIS TAYLOR, NW ¼ of SW ¼ W ½ of NW ¼ and SE ¾ of NW ½ Sec 5 T 14 R 14. Taxes due $1.05. W. M. ALLMAN, W ½ of SW ¼ and SW ¼ of NE ¼ Sec 1 NE ¼ and S ½ of SW ¼ and S ½ of SE ¼ SEC 2 T 13 R 15 W ½ of NE ¼ SEC 6 and W ½ of NE ¼ and E ½ of NW ¼ SEC 7 T 13 R 14 and SE ½ SEC 25 T 12 R 15. Taxes due $11.20. UNKNOWN, E ½ of SW ¼, SEC 9 T 14, R 15 Taxes due $1.62. UNKNOWN, SE ¼ of NE ¼ SEC 8 SE ¼ of NW ¼ SEC 9 T 13 R 15. Taxes due $1.62. W. J. JOHNSON, W ¼ of SE ¼ E ½ of SW ¼ SEC 12 T 17 R 16. Taxes due 56. UNKNOWN, E ½ OF SE ¼ SEC 9 T 14 R 15 Taxes due $1.62. UNKNOWN, W ½ OF SE ¼ SEC 9 T 14 R 15 Taxes due $1.62. UNKNOWN, E ½ OF NE ¼ SEC 12 T 17 R 4. Taxes due $1.62 S. HALEY, NE of NW fraction and NW ¼ OF NE ¼, SEC 25 T 17 R 17. Taxes due $1.40. W. H. TERRY, 8 acres in South part of SE ¼ OF NE ¼ SEC 31 and SW ¼ of NW ¼ and 24 acres in South part of NW ¼ of NW ¾ SEC 32 T 13 R 14. Taxes due $2.69. HARDY BANKHEAD, NE ¼ OF NW ¼ SEC 34 T 13 R 15. Taxes due $1.40. G. B. HARRIS, Fractional C 55 acres NE ¼ of SW ¼ and NW ¼ of SE ¼ SEC 19 T 16 R 16. Taxed due $2.80. This is therefor to notify all persons interested in the above land to be and appear at a Probate Court to be held at the Court House of said county on Monday the 5th day of April next, to show cause if any they have or can why said land should not be condemned and ordered sold for the taxes penalties and cost remaining due and unpaid. Given under my hand 3rd day of March 1880. ALEXANDER COBB, Judge of Probate

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.



FOR RENT OR SALE Good farm of two hundred and ten acres, about seventy acres cleared; good dwellings, stables, well and spring. Good fences with little improving, in two miles of Vernon. A bargain will be given. For terms apply to the editor of this paper.

MARRIED – At the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. A. A. SUMMERS, on the evening of the 11th inst., by Rev. J. J. CROW, MR. G. EVANS BANKHEAD and MISS DONZELLA SUMMERS. A more beautiful bride we have never seen led to the hymenial altar, than was led by Mr. Bankhead on this occasion. It has never been our privilege to attend a wedding that afforded more pleasure than this one. Judging from the pleasant look worn by the groom at the close of the ceremony, we interpret the language of his heart thus: “Thou hast vowed by they faith my Donnie By that pretty white hand of thine And by all the loving stars in Heaven That thou wouldst ever be mine. And I have sworn by my faith my Donnie And by that kind heart of thine By all the stars sown thick o’er Heaven That thou shalt ever be mine. Foul be the hands would loose such love And the heart that would break such ties, But there’s no hand can loose the bond But the fingers of Him above. The supper was a complete success; everything on the heavy laden table was gorgeous, rich, and tastefully arranged, in a word it was superb. On the morning of the 13th, a party from Vernon accompanied the newly married couple to the bride-grooms residence, three miles north of Moscow, where a host of friends and relatives, and sumptuous dinner awaited their arrival. – The ladies superintending the arrangement of the table were MRS. MARGARET BANKHEAD, MRS. ADALINE CANTRELL and MISS KATE JONES. The table formed a hollow square. It was perfectly grand and equal to any. We bid the happy couple adiew with the following lines: “Oh, May the hopes that wrestle in Donnie’s gladsome heart today, Be ever bright as now, and life for the young bride display Its fairest sunniest side. May gentle peace her smile bestow Illuming thy coming years with a ray of Eden’s glow, And happiness with seraph tones be thy heart’s guest, Making thy life all beautiful and bright and purely blest. Oh Happy Green! Who has pledged they marriage vow, Preserve it always in thy heart as sacredly as now Take her, the fair, young, trusting bride, and love her ever, ever, And may your heart’s pure fervent love flow on in joy forever. Nourish her dearly, near thy soul for thou today has won The fairest, purest lily that the sun ever shown upon. May fate with lavish hand for both, her choicest sweets distill. And guardian angels hover near, keeping you from all ill. Leading you on in peace and joy, o’er like’s broad rolling sea Till anchored where life’s love still lives in immortality.”

MARRIED: - At the residence of the bride in this county on the 3rd day of March, 1880, by REV. J. S. WOOTEN, Dr. J. M. RANDOLPH formerly of Tennessee, to MRS. REBECCA H. DARR, of this county. We were not present, neither were we the recipient of the usual cake and wine the printer or his d—l, but we are informed by those who were there, that it was a splendid affair, that the supper was one of unusual attraction to which the numerous guests did ample justice. A long and happy life to you both.

Moscow: The old reliable stand now conducted by the well established firm of S. W. HOGAN & CO, who has in store a large and well selected stock of dry goods, groceries, hardware, drugs, snuff, tobacco and cigars. Plantation supplies, farming utensils and everything else generally kept in a country store: Cheap for Cash or Credit – Respectfully, S. W. Hogan & Co., Lamar County, Alabama.

The sociable at CAPT. SHIELDS last Friday night was an enjoyable one by all present. We enjoyed the music by Mrs. Shields, upon the piano, she is indeed "au fait” in music.


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

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

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

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

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


FINAL SETTLEMENT State of Alabama, Lamar County Probate Court, Special Term, February 24, 1880 In the matter of the estate of AMOS COOPER, deceased, this day came GEORGE S. EARNEST administrator of said estate and fixed his account and vouchers in final settlement. Whereupon it is ordered by the Court that the 30th day of March next be and is a day set for the examining and passing upon said account, when and where all persons interested can contest the same if they think proper. ALEXANDER COBB, Judge of Probate

NON-RESIDENT NOTICE ELISHA B. ALSOP, Sr. vs Columbus Insurance and Banking Company In Chancery 9th District, Western Division of the State of Alabama In this cause it is made to appear to the Register by the affidavit of JOHN D. MCCLUSKY, as agent for complainant, that the defendant, the Columbus Insurance & Banking Company is a foreign corporation under the laws of the State of Mississippi under the name and style of Columbus Insurance & Banking Company, in the city of Columbus in said state, and that JOHN M. BILLUPS is the President or head thereof, and that Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi, is his Post Office. It is therefore ordered by the Register, that publication be made in the Vernon Clipper, a newspaper published in the town of Vernon for four consecutive weeks, requiring said defendant to answer, plead or demure to the bill of complaint in this cause by the 29th day of March next, or in thirty days thereafter, or a decree pro confessor may be taken against said defendant. It is further ordered that a copy of said published notice be forwarded by mail to said JOHN M. BILLUPS at his said post office before said 29th day of March next. J. D. MCCLUSKY Done at office this 18th day of February, 1880. JAS. M. MORTON, Register.

NON RESIDENT NOTICE MARTHA ALSOP vs ELISHA B. ALSOP, et al In Chancery 9th District, Western Division of the State of Alabama In this cause it is made to appear to the Register by the affidavit of JOHN D. MCCLUSKY, as agent for complainant, that the defendant, the Columbus Insurance & Banking Company is a foreign corporation under the laws of the State of Mississippi under the name and style of Columbus Insurance & Banking Company, in the city of Columbus in said state, and that JOHN M. BILLUPS is the President or head thereof, and that Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi, is his Post Office. It is therefore ordered by the Register, that publication be made in the Vernon Clipper, a newspaper published in the town of Vernon for four consecutive weeks, requiring said defendant to answer, plead or demure to the bill of complaint in this cause by the 29th day of March next, or in thirty days thereafter, or a decree pro confessor may be taken against said defendant. It is further ordered that a copy of said published notice be forwarded by mail to said JOHN M. BILLUPS at his said post office before said 29th day of March next. (NOTE: THIS IS WHAT IS PRINTED – THE PUBLISHER EVIDENTLY MADE A MISTAKE AS IT IS THE SAME AS THE ABOVE.)

For the celebrated Jamaca Cotton Seed, call on K. T. BROWN, at DR. W. A. BROWN’S office. Price in pint packages 50 cents.

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

CITATION NOTICE The State of Alabama, Lamar County In Chancery. At Vernon, Alabama 9th District, Western Chancery Division ANNA WALKER, by next friend, ELIJAH WOLSTONHOMES, Complaint vs GREEN WALKER, Defendant In this cause, it is made to appear to the Register by the affidavit of D. J. MCCLUSKY, Solicitor for complainant that the defendant GREEN WALKER is a non resident of this State, and post office is unknown to complainant or her solicitor, and further, that, in the belief of said affiant, the defendant is over the age of twenty-one years. It is therefore ordered, by the Register, that publication be made in the Vernon Clipper a newspaper published in the county of Lamar once a week for four consecutive weeks, requiring him the said GREEN WALKER to plead, answer or demur to the bill of complaint in this cause by the 4th day of March A. D. 1880 or, in thirty days thereafter, a decree pro confesso may be taken against him. Done at office, in vacation this 4th day of February 1880. JAS. M. MORTON, Register

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

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

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.

MALE AND FEMALE SCHOOL – Detroit, Lamar County, Ala., will commence, Jan. 19th 1880 and continue eight months. Tuition per month of 20 days, $1.50, $2.00, $2.50, $3.00. Board can be obtained with private families at $7 per month. For particulars, address J. F. WHITE, Principal.

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.

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

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

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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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.



SAUCE FOR GAME – One saltspoon of salt, half to two-thirds saltspoon of cayenne, one dessertspoon of lemon juice, one dessertspoon of pounded sugar, two dessertspoons of Harvey and three of port wine. To be well mixed, heated and poured over the bird, it having been previously sliced in several places, so that the sauce may mix with its own gravy. The bird to be put in the dish without anything.

LYONNAISE POTATOES – Take your boiled potatoes, let them get cold, and slice them thin, and cut the slices once or twice across; take one onion and slice that very thin, and cut it once across, dividing the circles of the onion so that they no longer hold together. Just put a piece of butter in a pan and fry it brown. Say, for a peck of potatoes, two onions – not more. When your onion is fried, put in a little more butter, and brown onion and all together; serve hot; salt and pepper slightly.

ROAST FOWL – The German way. Truss the fowl for roasting, stuff the breast with veal stuffing, and fill the body with chestnuts boiled tender, peeled and roasted; split it, and put it to roast at a brisk fire. Have a dozen more roasted chestnuts peeled, stew them in a pint of gravy, season it with pepper and salt, and thicken it with a piece of butter rolled in flour. Boil until it is smooth. Fry half a dozen sausages, pour the sauce into the dish, place the fowl in it, and the sausages around the fowl. Garnish with slices of lemon.

ENGLISH MINCE MEAT – Of scraped beef or tongue (cooked), free from skin and strings, weigh two pounds, four pounds of suit, picked and chopped. Then dry six pounds of currants, rub them in a cloth first, to clean them.; raisins, stoned and chopped, two pounds; three pounds of apples, the peel and juice of two lemons, one nutmeg, quarter of an ounce of cloves, ditto mace, ditto pimento, in finest powder. Put the whole into a deep jar, and keep covered in a dry, cool place. Half the quantity is enough for a very large family. Have citron, orange, and lemon peel ready, and put some of each in the pies when made. English mince pies are made in pattypans. Brandy and wine.

BAKED CHICKEN PIE – To make the crust, use on-half pound of butter to every pound of flour, and three teaspoonfuls of baking powder; chop one-half of the butter into the prepared flour until it is well mixed in. Add a little ice-cold water, and work it into a stiff dough. Roll it into a thin sheet, and spread on one-half of the remaining butter, fold it up, and re-roll it. Then spread on all of the butter; fold again as before, and roll out thin. Cut it the size required for the pie. Line the bottom and sides of a well-buttered earthen cake-pan or pudding-dish with the crust. Then, to a large, tender chicken, add almost half a pound of salt pork. Have the pork chopped fine, and lay on one layer of pork. Pepper it, using no salt, and cover with pieces of chicken.; then another layer of pork, and so on until the chicken is used up. Have three hard-boiled eggs chopped up and added with the chicken. Before laying on the top crust, place a few small lumps of butter about the top, and add water enough to make as much gravy as may be desired. Cut a star or other ornament on the top, and bake for an hour in a slow oven.

The season when the fireside holds paramount sway is with us. Summer, with its tendency to dolce far niente, has fled; Autumn, with its crimson and golden effects, it s gorgeous sunsets, and all its Orientalism has faded, and we are fairly launched into winter, when we must look to the glow on the hearth, and make up for the beauties of garden and out-of-door attractions by genial associations within our homes. There is no time of the year more suggestive than this; no time when the potency of home is so strong. The cheerful fireside encircles the family, and while its lights and shadows play fantastically, the sentiments which glorify and sanctify the household are prominent. The great contrast between the outside world and the inside home is apparent. Darkness, loneliness, destitution, or wild revelry stamps the throng as they pass our doors these nights. Those not ranking with these are hurrying homeward, and are eagerly watching for the lights in the window, the radiant fireside, and the welcome of those who are the magnets of the household. No one will dispute me when we state that the hearthstone is the main attractive point of the room; therefore, we earnestly recommend to all, in our opening chapter, that they have an open fire to woo their family by its many desirable attributes to its bright influence. The furnace is well enough to heat halls and warm apartments where it is inconvenient to have an open fire; but the latter is indispensable to the cheerfulness of the sitting room, and, we, think, to the excellent ventilation of any apartment. It is argues by many, “We have no grates,” or “open fires are extravagant,” or “the dust and dirt from the open fire is unendurable.” To the latter argument we make no reply. “Dust and dirt” arises constantly, and the efficient housewife is prepared for the emergency.

VESUVIUS UNDERGOING CHANGES Recent eruptions of Vesuvius have somewhat altered the appearance of the volcano. There are now three craters around the great come, two small craters having opened at the end of last month and blown off portions of the mountains which obstructed the issue of the lava. The current is flowing slowly in a northeasterly direction into the valley between Monte Sonama and Vesuvius, and is clearly visible from Naples to the naked eye.

Miss Malania Brown, of New York, has purchased the whole 1,400 acres of the historic island of Jamestown, in the River James. A dwelling house and a paper mill are the only buildings on the island, which is covered with orchards.

NEW YORK FIFTY YEARS AGO – A GENERAL TALK ON OLD NEW YOURK BY WM. R(?) DODGE – [New York Tribune] When I was a boy, said Mr. Dodge in a conversational tone to the audience, there were only 35,000 inhabitants in New York. I remember going to the old stone bridge, which was entirely cut off from the city. I remember well the first murder I ever heard talked of. A William street tailor killed his wife. He was hanged on a hill at Broadway and White Street. The Battery then was a promenade and the Castle Garden was a fort. The Bowery Green was a beautiful spot near the city. I recall the fact of a minister who had a church in Wall Street, hiring a house in White Street as his residence. ROBERT LENNOX, the father of the present Mr. Lennox, expostulated with him for his imprudence in living so far up town and having a church in the city. The old watchers were a curious institution. These men used to hoot through their horns the hour and that all was well, and they could be heard by nearly the whole of New York. We used to take a great deal of paint to drum up custom. In 1826 I went into business on my own account. I had for my partner an old family friend who had been graduated from Yale College. He came down to the city with the idea that he knew a great deal about everything. I had sold a large amount of goods to eastern and western peddlers. Peddlers in those days used to stop at the villages and show their goods. Soon after we started in business, three of these peddlers came in with leather straps over their shoulders. They saw something they liked in the window, and came in to make a bargain. They had large tin boxes with them. I said to them while they were in the store: “I see that you have started in business just like myself. I would like you to put your tin boxes there,” pointing to a place in the store, “and have your goods sent here, even if you don’t buy anything from me. I want to make a show of business and people will think I am doing a large trade.” They selected places and were well pleased. My partner from Yale came to me and said: “Are these what you call customers?” I said, “Yes, large oaks from little acorns grow.” He didn’t quite agree with me. These three peddlers grew to be noble men. One is in Ohio, and another is in Danbury, and has accumulated a large fortune. In those days, when the minute service began in the churches, two chains were stretched across the street, and no one was allowed to pass the church. Brooklyn was a very small village then, with not more than 10,000 inhabitants. There was no ferry, and hundreds of little boats of all sorts and colors were at the river front, as thick as the hackmen are now at the Grand Central Depot. They charged ten cents. Afterward there were the horse-boats to carry people across. In 1824 the first steam ferryboats went over to Brooklyn. Not as many people passed over the ferry in a week as now go over in a day. De Witt Clinton pushed forward the great plan of uniting the Hudson River with the lakes and of forming a canal. It was decided that the State should build the canal. In 18245 it was completed. A canal boat came from Buffalo to Albany and was towed down the Hudson River. The steamboat Chancellor Livingston, loaded with the leading men of Western New York, was on the river to celebrate the event. De Witt Clinton was there and also Dr. Mitchell, who had brought bottles of water from the Western lakes. He made an address. He poured the bottles of water from Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and the other lakes into the river, and said that the commerce of the West was now mingled with the commerce of the world as these waters were mingled with the waters of the world.

ALFONSO’S BRIDAL BED – [Madrid Special] From the Council Chamber we pass into the King’s bed-chamber, which is simply but richly furnished. The walls are hung with beautiful specimens of the Gobelin tapestry, but the carpets are of Spanish manufacture. An exquisitely carved walnut bedstead occupies the center of this room, which, like the royal household, is principally remarkable for its elegant simplicity. Adjoining is a chambre de toilette with marble bath, washstand, etc. A short corridor separates the apartments of the Queen from those of her royal spouse. Passing through we enter the chambre a coucher, where is the nuptial couch, a gem of the Parisian upholsterer’s art, richly carved and delightfully upholstered in silk. It cost fifty thousand francs. The interior of the dome-like canopy is richly upholstered in rose-colored silk, on which cunning hands have wrought flowers and devices with golden threads. The headboard is surmounted by an embroidered shield, on which the initials of the royal spouse are wrought in g0ld. The shield is supported by two reclining nymphs, nude as Mother Eve in Paradise. As the workmen had just unpacked this jewel of a bed, it is impossible at this present writing to give any further description of its beauties. In addition, there is a chambre de toilette, a delightful salle de lecture, with windows opening on the Plaza de Oriente and on the splendid terrace, which affords a fine promenade, with a magnificent view of this city and the mountains. At present it is merely a stone roof, but, under the care of the Queen, will no doubt soon be turned into a lovely hanging garden, a Parabe. A private reception room for ladies only, completes the royal apartment.

At an entertainment in Texas where there was a large company present at the mansion, somebody, who was slow of speech, from Nacagdoches, urged Gov. Houston to visit that place, saying “You out to come to Nacagdoches, Governor. That’s the first place in Texas you made your home. You have hosts of friends there – Governor. You really owe us – a visit. Why, Governor, you have a great many children in Nacagdoches – named after you.” Old Sam, who had straightened up wonderfully toward the termination of the remarks, said: “My friend, put your words just a little closer together – if you please.”

SPRING CULTIVATION OF STRAWBERRIES Mr. E. P. Coe, the horticulturist, in his Scribner series on small fruits, writes as follows of a mooted question in the culture of strawberries: I have now reached a point at which I differ from most horticultural writers. As a rule it is advised that there be no spring cultivation of bearing plants. It has been said, that merely pushing the winter mulch aside sufficiently to let the new growth come through is all that is needful. I admit that the results are often satisfactory under this method, especially if there has been deep, thorough culture in the fall, and if the mulch between and around the plants is very abundant. At the same time I have so often seen unsatisfactory results that I take a decided stand in favor of spring cultivation, if done properly and sufficiently early. I think my reasons will commend themselves to practical men. Even where the soil has been left mellow by cultivation, the beating rains and the weight of melting snows pack the earth. All loamy land settles and tends to grow hard after the frost leaves it. While the mulch checks this tendency, it cannot wholly prevent it. As a matter of fact, the spaces between the rows are seldom thoroughly loosened late in the fall. The mulch too often is scattered over a comparatively hard surface, which by the following June has become so solid as to suffer disastrously from drought in the blossoming and bearing season. I have seen well-mulched fields with their plants faltering and wilting, unable to mature the crop because the ground had become so hard that an ordinary shower could make but little impression. Moreover, even if kept moist by the mulch, land long shielded from sun and air tends to become sour, heavy, and devoid of that life which gives vitality and vigor to the plant. The winter mulch need not be laboriously raked from the garden bed or field and then carted back again. Begin on one side of a plot and rake toward the other until three or four rows and spaces between them are bare; then fork the spaces or fun the cultivator – often the subsoil plow – deeply through them, and then immediately, before the moist, newly made surface dries, rake the winter mulch back into its place as a summer mulch. Then take another strip and treat it in like manner, until the generous impulse of spring air and sunshine has been given to the soil of the entire plantation.

CLEOPATRA’S NEEDLE – [GENERAL LORING, of the Egyptian Army, in St. Paul Pioneer Press] “How is that obelisk regarded in Egypt?” “It is the only object of great historical interest left Alexandria, and it won’t be there long. It is the first object you see in approaching the city from the sea. The obelisk that went to England had been buried for a hundred years in the sand some thirty feet from the one standing. Both were brought, from Heliopolis by Cleopatra and placed in front of the place of the Caesars. The New York obelisk is much better preserved than the English trophy, and the writing on it is more distinct. It is one of the oldest obelisks in the world, and was constructed during that splendid era of art of the twelfth dynasty, a thousand years before Joseph. Not a man in Egypt could realize that the Khedive had given it away. They were all wonder-struck. When England was moving her obelisk there was general rejoicing in Egypt when the rumor came back that it was lost in the sea.” “What is the color of the New York obelisk?” It is the color of a brown-stone front on Fifth Avenue. It came from the famous quarry six hundred miles above Cairo. I think it is about seventy feet high. The granite, fresh from the quarry, sparkled like jewels. The grandest of all obelisks is still sacred in the Temple of Karnak. It is a hundred feet high and is the most beautifully cut and engraved of all known obelisks. The one in Paris was in this temple and is the second in height in the world. There is one in the quarry like the one at Karnak. The New York obelisk is a thousand years older than either of the others. The most interesting one, historically, is still at Heliopolis. It was cut 3,064 years B. C., and preserves all the style and grandeur of the finest sculptures of that brilliant epoch of Egyptian art. It is the only object left of the splendid city of ‘On’. It stood in front of the Temple of the Sun, of which Joseph’s father was the priest, where Moses learned his Egyptian wisdom and where Plato, Solon, and Pythagoras learned their philosophy.”

THE SCORPION’S SUICIDE – [London News] Do animals ever commit suicide? A dog is said to have done so by drowning, perhaps on no stronger evidence than that which authenticated CAPT. MARRYAT’S anecdotes. Doubts have been thrown on the sanity of the cat which hanged herself in the fork between two branches. The suicidal character of the scorpion, however, is reasserted by a correspondent of Nature. We have all heard how the scorpion, if surrounded by a circle of fire, runs its sting into its own head and expires. Probably most of us have classed this scorpion with Benvenuto Cellini’s celebrated salamander, or with the barnacles who gave birth to wild geese. Mrs. Allen Thomson, however, has a friend who has often seen scorpions sting themselves to death at Lucca. When the insect is caught, he is put in a glass tumbler till dark. A light is then exhibited, whereupon the scorpion first loses his head with excitement, and then “brings his recurved-sting down upon it, and pierces it forcibly.” In a moment his sorrows are over and “his excitement amounting to despair” ceases to vex him. It is odd that the suicidal manis should be hereditary in scorpions, because, of course, the dead ones cannot have reported to the survivors that the experiment is successful, while suicide is far from complying with Darwinian conditions, and favoring the persistence of the species. The alternate theory could be best put in the words of the Ettrick Shepherd, when accounting for the reported visit of a ghost to his grandmother, “May be my grandmother was an awful leear.” But Mr. Allen Thompson has no doubts about the veracity of his informant.

TRANSMISSIBILITY OF HYDROPHIA A man with hydrophobia was brought to the Lariboistier Hospital, having been bitten in the upper lip by a dog forty days previously. He had had the wound cauterized two hours after the accident, and had thought himself quite safe till some of the usual hydrophobia symptoms appeared. The day before his death in quiet interval, he yielded himself, with the best grace, to the experiments in inoculation, which were made with his blood and saliva. The result of inoculating the rabbit with the blood was negative (as in the great majority of previous cases of inoculation with blood of animals under rabies.). But with the saliva it was otherwise. A rabbit inoculated in the ear and abdomen, on the 11th of October, began to show symptoms of rabies on the 15th, being much excited and damaged the walls of its cage, while it uttered loud cries and slavered at the mouth. Then it fell into collapse and died the following night. The rabbit’s body (it so happened) was not dissected till thirty-six hours after death, and further experiment was made by taking fragments of the right and left submaxillary glands and introducing them under the skin of two other rabbits respectively. These two rapidly succumbed, one on the fifth, the other of the sixth day (becoming visibly ill on the third); neither passed through a furious stage, however, the predominant feature was paraplegia (a form of paralysis). The important practice result is that human saliva, such as caused rabies in the rabbit, is necessarily virulent, and would probably have corresponding effects on man; so that it should be dealt with cautiously, and that not only during the life of the person furnishing it, but in post mortem examination.

DR. J. A. Black is cured by Wolley’s Antidote, and is willing to endorse it to the Public. Calhoun, Ga., Nov. 25, 1879. Major B. M. Woolley, Atlanta, Ga.: Dear Sir – Although with no desire to appear in print, yet if I can influence any one who may see this to use your Antidote for the opium habit strictly according to your directions and be cured, I will have gained my purpose and done them a lasting benefit. I have no hesitation in saying to any that will use it as you direct them, there is no failure, and as to the condemnation attempted to be placed on it by some, and especially physicians, they know nothing about it, and no man should ever condemn anything without a reason. I know whereof I speak. I have tried it and been cured and without suffering. Accept my thanks for your kindness and courtesy. Your s very truly, J. A. Black, M. D. – PS If you choose to publish, and if you desire, I can endorse the benefits given thers. Respectfully, J. A. B.

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

‘VEGETINE,” says a Boston physician, “has no equal as a blood purifier. Hearing of its many wonderful cures, after all other remedies had failed, I visited the laboratory and convinced myself of its genuine merit. It is prepared from barks, roots, and herbs, each of which is highly effective, and they are compounded in such a manner as to produce astonishing results.”

For one cents purchase a postal card and send your address to Dr. Sanford, 164 Broadway, New York, and receive pamphlets by return mail, from which you can learn whether your liver is out of order, and if out of order or is any way diseased, what is the best thing in the world to take for it.

Correct your habits of crooked walking by using Lyon’s Patent Heel Stiffeners.

Wanted. Sherman & Co., Marshall, Mich., want an agent in this county at once at a salary of $100 per month and expenses paid. For full particulars address as above.

Stuttering cured by Bates Pat. appliance. Send for description. C. Simpson & Co. Box 2235 N. Y.

The deaf her through the teeth. Perfectly, all ordinary conversation, lectures, concerts, etc. by New Channels to the nerves of hearing by means of a recent wonderful scientific invention – the Dentaphone. For remarkable public tests on the deaf, also on the deaf and dumb, see the New York Herald, Sept. 28; the New York Christian Advocate, Nov. 20, etc. Every deaf person should send for free illustrated descriptive pamphlet to the American Dentaphone Co., Cincinnati, Ohio.

Beautifiers. Ladies, you cannot make fair skin, rosy cheeks and sparkling eyes with all the cosmetics of France, or beautifiers of the world, while in poor health, and nothing will give you such good health strength, buoyant spirits and beauty as Hop Bitters – Telegraph.

Kidney complaints of all descriptions are relived at once, and speedily cured by Kidney-Wort. It seems intended by nature for the cure of all diseases of the kidneys caused by weakness and debility. Its great tonic powers are especially directed to the removal of this class of diseases. – Press.

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

Opium, morphine habit cured in 10 to 20 days. No pay till Cure. Dr. J. Stephens, Lebanon, Ohio

Inks. Make your own inks. Why not? Beautiful inks for little money. Full directions for making my fine French inks, 10 colors, sent for 25 cents. Stamp taken. D. Faucher, Box 494, West Winstead, Conn.

Gems of Poetry. A book of Choice Selections for Albums. Valentines, etc. 64 pgs, with cover, 15 cents. Catalogue for free. J. L. Patten & Co., 47 Barclay St., N. Y.

Virginia Farms – Catalogue sent free. Now is the time to buy. Map of Virginia 35 cents. Chaffins, Staples, & Co., Richmond, Va.

International Marriage Agent. Honest, Honorable and confidential. Persons desiring to receive husbands and wives will enclose three cent stamp for explanatory circular to William Wilson & Co., PO Box 94, Washington, D. C.

Fun Smith’s Valve Organ – (too small to read)

Young man or old – (too small to read)

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

$10,000 Insurance for 35 cts. On life & Property. $10,000 will be paid to any person who can explode a lamp fitted with our safety attachment. Mailed free to 35 cts. Four for $1. Agents wanted, male or female. S. S. Newton’s Safety Lamp Co., Binghampton, N. Y., Salesroom, 13 West Broadway, N. Y.

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

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

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

Ears Disease. Dr. C. E. Shoemaker (the well-known Aural Surgeon of Reading, Pa) gives all his time to the treatment of Deafness and diseases of the ear at his office. Its success has given him a national reputation, especially on Running Ear and Catarrh. Call or send for his little book on te ear, its diseases and their treatment – free to all. His large book (350 pages), price $2.00. Address Dr. C. E. Shoemaker, Aural Surgeon, Reading, Pa.

Sawing the Log. The success of the wonderful improved labor saving giant riding saw machine is fully demonstrated by the number in use and the present demand for them. It saws logs of any size. One man can saw more logs or cord wood in one day and easier than two men can the old way. It will saw a two-foot log in three minutes. Every farmer needs one. Township agents wanted. Send for illustrated circular and terms. Address – W. W. Bostwick & Co., 178 Elm St., Cincinnati, O. Note – One W. W. Giles, alias W. W. Jiles, formerly of St. Louis, Mo., advertises that he has an infringement suit against us, which is false. We hope to soon bring this roving Giles alias Jilz, to justice. Send for particulars.

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

North Carolina Millstones. We claim advantages over all other stones or buhrs, viz: They are of perfect uniformity, have a much sharper and better cutting edge, require less picking and dressing, and grind corn for table use better than any other Stones or Buhrs, leaving meal in a fine granulated condition, instead of pasty and floury. For mixed grain for stock it cuts all fibrous matter finer and better than any other stone. We guarantee the North Carolina Stone will grind the same amount of meal better, and with from 15 to 30 per cent, less power, than any other stone or buhr in the world, and would justify any miller to throw out his present stones. We build a 30 x 36 Portable Corn Mill that runs from 15 to 30 per cent lighter and makes better meal than any other portable mill not using our stones. We furnish the stones faced, rounded, and plastered ready to furrow (or furrowed if desired), or quarry-dressed. Guarantee as above. Address North Carolina Mill Stone Co., Westminster, Md., USA

The Estey Organ the Best. The world over. Manufactured Brattleboro, Vt.

Mark Twain’s New book – A Tramp Abroad – Good times for agents ahead. Prospectus now ready. People waiting to buy this book. Speak quick and secure territory. “A word to the wise is sufficient.” Apply to Douglas Bros., 55 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio

Salesmen wanted. We want good men to sell cigars to dealers. $105 a month and expenses. Samples free. Cut this notice out and send with your application also send a 3c, stamp to insure answer. S. Foster & Co., PO Box 1979 Cincinnati, Ohio.

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

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

Get rich selling our Rubber Printing Stamps. Samples free. Cook & Bissell, Cleveland, O.

$66 per week in your own town. Terms and $5 samples free. Address H. Halley & Co., Portland, Me.

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.

The best thing out – The German Biestift. It pleases the girls. Will write red, white, blue, green, yellow. Samples 15 cents, 12 for $1. Agents make $5 daily. Send registered letter or stamps. Buiestift Man’f’g Co., Bridgeport, Conn.

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

Ask druggists for Kalathine for stomach, liver, and blood. Large Commissions to agents. Kalathine Co., 39 Nassau St., N. Y.

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.

Well tools of all kinds. Augers, drills, horse power. Matchless for boring and drilling tools. Best in America. $25 a day made easily. Book Free! Address Loomis & Nyman, Tiffin, O.

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

Bell & Halliday (Successors to Cairo Box & Basket Co.) Cairo, Ill. Manufacturers of Fruit and vegetable boxes of every description. Write for catalogue.

THE KORAN. A curiosity to every one and a necessity to all students of history or Religion. The Koran of Mohammed; translated from the Arabic by Geo. Sale. Formerly published at $2.75; a neat, beautiful type, neat , cloth-bound edition; Price 55 cents and 6 cts for postage. Catalogue of many standard works, remarkably low in price, with extra terms to clubs free. Say where you saw this advertisement. American Book Exchange, Tribune Building, N. Y.

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

Free to all. Our illustrated descriptive catalogue of plants, seeds, trees, etc. containing useful information to the amateur florist. 80 pages, 2 acres under glass. Examine our catalogue. Good s guaranteed first quality. Send 3 cent stamp for postage. Also, Price list in German free. Address, Nane & Neunep, Louisville, Ky.

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

Beatty Organ Beatty Piano…(too small to read)

To consumptives. Loden’s Emulation of Cod Liver Oil and Wild Cherry Bark, the most palatable combination of these renowned remedies extant. An unequalled remedy for consumption, scrofulous, all lung affections, nervous debility, and all wasting diseases. The manner in which the doc liver oil is combined with the wild cherry enables it to be assimilated by the most delicate stomach, insures complete digestion of the oil, tones up the system, relives cough, causes increase of flesh and strength. Endorsed by the most eminent physicians. A well-known specialist in lung affections has used it in over two hundred cases, and says “there is no combination of cod live oil, but have been unable to do so. They will find that they can take this preparation readily and with excellent results. Price, One dollar peer bottle; Six bottles for Five dollars. Circulars and valuable information to all sufferers send on receipt of a description of case. Address all orders to C. G. A. LODER, Manufacturing Chemist, 1539 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, Pa.

Gilbert’s Starch

Kidney-Wort permanently cures kidney diseases, liver complaints, constipation and piles. It has wonderful power. Why? Because it acts on the liver, the bowels and the kidneys at the same time. Because it cleanses the system of the poisonous humors that develops in kidneys and urinary diseases, biliousness, jaundice, constipation, piles, or in rheumatism, neuralgia and female disorders. Kidney-wort is a dry vegetable compound and can be sent by mail prepaid. One package will make six quarts of medicine. Try it now! Buy it at the druggist. Price $1.00. Well.s Richardson & Co., Proprietors, Burlington, Vt.

Allen’s Lung Balsam. The great throat & Lung remedy. Cures consumption, colds, coughs, asthma, bronchitis, croup. Sold by all druggists.

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