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Vernon Clipper 20 Feb 1880

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



THE CONSCIENCE AND FUTURE JUDGEMENT I sat alone with my conscience In a place where time had ceased, And we talked of my former living In the land where the years increased; And I felt I should have to answer The question it put to me And to face the answer and question Throughout an eternity. The ghosts of forgotten actions Came floating before my sight, And things I thought were dead things Were alive with a terrible might And the vision of all my past life Was an awful thing to face Alone with my conscience sitting In that solemnly silent place. And I though of a far-away warning Of a sorrow that was to be mine, In a land that then was the future, And no is the present time. And I thought of my former thinking Of the judgement day to be, But sitting alone with my conscience Seed judgment enough for me, And I wondered if there was a future To this land beyond the grave But none gave me an answer And no one came to save And I felt that the future was present And the present would never go by For it was but the thought of my past life Grown into eternity. Then I woke from my timely dreaming And the vision passed away And I knew the far-away warning Was a warning of yesterday And I pray that I may not forget it, In this land before the grave, That I may not cry in the future And no one come to save. And so I have learnt a lesson Which I ought to have known before, And which, though I learnt it dreaming, I hope for forget no more, So I sit alone with my conscience. In the place where the years increase And I try to remember the future In the land where time will cease And I know of the future judgement How dreadful soe’ver it be, That to sit alone with my conscience Will be judgement enough for me.



It was a tempestuous night in November. The carved Dutch clock in Judge Harrison’s study had just struck nine. Judge Harrison himself, an austere looking, silver-haired man sat upright in his chair, gazing coldly at his guest. “Well,” said Dr. Hooper, pulling on his gloves, “of course, it isn’t for me or anyone else to interfere in family matters. But your grandchild is left totally unprovided for, sir.” “I cannot help that,” said the Judge, frigidly. “Eight years ago I offered to support the child, and her father, too, if he would only consent to leave that outlandish foreign wife of his. He married her against my will – he clung to her against my will. Let him abide by his decision!” “It’s only natural, Judge, that a man should cleave unto his wife,” urged the doctor. “It is only natural, then , that a man should provide for the child of that wife, Dr. Hooper. At all events, I shall assume no further responsibility.” “But Judge Harrison, you are a rich man.” “Granted – but as I have made my money myself, I feel that I have to spend it to suit myself.” “But Hilda is a fine girl,” pleaded Dr. Hooper. “No doubt, no doubt; but you will pardon me if I feel no very great anxiety to see the child of the German singing woman who stole my son’s heart away from me.” Dr. Hooper hesitated. “Judge,” he said at last, in a tone of appealing earnestness, “you have another grand-daughter.” “I have. My daughter’s child, Marian Lenox, makes her home with me.” “And you would deny a similar home to Hilda Harrison?” Judge Harrison’s shaggy white brows met in a straight, frowning line. “Doctor,” said he, “you fail to make the distinction between a dutiful child and one who has been undutiful.” “Let me see Miss Lenox,” said Dr. Hooper. “Let me interest her in the fate of this desolate, unknown cousin. She has a woman’s heart in her bosom. I am sure I can move her!” Judge Harrison smiled coldly as he touched a small gilded call-bell which stood on the table beside him. “Send Miss Marian here,” he said to a servant and the man noiselessly obeyed. In another minute a tall, princess-like girl stood in the room – a girl with hair of pale gold, deep blue eyes, lie azure stars, and a dress of soft blue silk that fell in picturesque folds about her, and trailed noiselessly over the carpet as she walked. “Marian,” said the Judge, “this is Dr. Hooper. He has come here to plead the cause of your Uncle Severn’s daughter, Hilda. Severn deliberately disobeyed me at first in marrying Hidlegarde Boohmer – he rejected the offer I afterward made of taking him and the child home, if he would have the siren who had blighted all his life. Now he is dead, and has left the child unprovided for. I say as he has sowed, so let the child reap. What do you say?” “I think grandpa is quite right,” said Marian, in a soft sweet voice. “Grandpa is always right.” “Then you have no word to speak for this lonely little orphan!’ cried out Dr. Hooper, deeply indignant. Marian laid her ringed hand upon that of her grandfather and nestled close to him. “I always defer my judgement to that of grandpapa,” said she, and Judge Harrison, passing his arm around the girls’ waist, looked with ill-concealed triumph at the luckless special pleader. Dr. Hooper, bowed, spoke his adieu, and departed. When he returned to his own humble residence, a dark-eyed girl met him at the door. “Have you seen him, Doctor- my grandfather?” she cried out eagerly. Dr. Hooper nodded. “It’s of no use though,” said he. “The old man has a heart like granite; and that girl, your cousin, of cast-iron.” “He will not take me?” “No!” Hilda Harrison set her lips together. “Well,” said she, “then I must manage to provide for myself.” “No hurry lass, no hurry,” said the kindly doctor. “Go tell my wife to bring me a cup of hot coffee before I start out again.” “Hilda,” he said presently, as he sat toasting his feet before the fire, with his wife knitting opposite, and Judge Harrison’s grand-daughter leaning against the window, and looking out into the stormy darkness, “what are you going to do?” “I don’t think I quite know, Doctor,” “You are sixteen?” “Sixteen and a half, sir.” “And you cannot teach?” “Oh, dear, no, sir,” Hilda shook her head decidedly. “I had no chance for much education, traveling about as I did,” “Nor sew?” “Not well enough to adopt it as a profession.” “Then, for all I can see, there is nothing left but to go into domestic service.” ‘I would take a place tomorrow Doctor, if I could get a good home and decent wages,” said Hilda quickly. “Good,” said Dr. Hooper. “That is the right spirit, child! I don’t fear but what you’ll make your way in one direction or another. But I think I can see something a little more promising ahead for you than that.” “What is it Doctor?” “I noticed the way you took care of your poor father, Hilda, in his last illness. I thought then that you would make a good nurse – I think so now. There is an opening in St. Francesca’s Hospital. A good home and a dollar a day.” “As a nurse, doctor?” “As nurse.” “And I should see you sometimes?” “Frequently – twice a week at least.” Hilda pondered a second or two and then came, forward with glistening eyes and red lips apart. “Doctor,” she said, “I will try it.” And so Clement Harrison’s granddaughter donned a little muslin cap, print dress and a white ruffled apron of the St. Francesca corps of nurses, and set diligently to work earning her own living. A year had passed by, and Dr. Wallace had sent word that a nurse was wanted for a small-pox case in the city. The Sister Superior of the St. Francesca’s looked dubiously at her women. “Who will go? said she – and Hilda Harrison stepped forward. “I will,” said she, “I have no fears of the contagion, and I want to add to my experience.” So little Hilda packed he bag and went. The housekeeper of the great Fifth Avenue Palace was ringing her hands, half terrified out of her sense; the other servants had taken precipitate leave. “An Miss Lenox went this morning,” said she. “I should think she might have stayed!” “Who is Miss Lenox,” questioned innocent Hilda. “The old gentleman’s granddaughter that he has brought up and petted like a cosset lamb,” said Mrs. Hurst. “Oh, the ingratitude of some folks. And if Judge Harrison dies –“ Hilda looked up quickly from the bottles of carbolic acid she was unpacking. “Is this Judge Harrison’s house?” “Why of course it is,” answered Mrs. Hurst. “Didn’t you know.” “No, I did not know,” Hilda said. “But of course it make no difference whose house it is.” “Who are you?” Judge Harrison asked hoarsely, as the light foot crossed the threshold. “I am the nurse from St. Francesca’s; they called me Hilda. “Hilda what?” “Never mind my other name, “ said the young girl, with a gentle authority that had come to her from months of practice at weary sick beds. “They call me Hilda – and you are not to excite yourself.” “Do you know you are running a great risk?” “It is my business to run risks.” Three weeks elapsed. The crisis of the disease had passed; the old man weakened indeed, and sadly disfigured was able once more to sit up in his easy chair, and Hilda who had watched over him with a vigilance and tenderness which he fully appreciate, was arranging fresh flowers in a vase on the table. “Hilda,” said he slowly, “where has my grand-daughter Marian been all this time?” “She went away, sir, when you were first taken ill. She was afraid of the disease.” “And left me?” “And left you.” “There was gratitude!” he muttered hoarsely. “And when is she coming back?” Hilda laid down her roses, and looked with pathetic feeling eyes at him. “She will not come at all,” she answered. “We darted not tell you before but – her flight was in vain. She died of small-pox last week.” The old man turned away with a smothering groan. “Hilda,” said he, “will you stay with me? You will not leave me alone! Nay, do not speak. I know who you are. I recognized your name when you first came. You have looked at me with your father'’ eyes many a time since. Hilda, I think God has sent you to me.” “Oh, grandpapa!” said Hilda, knelt weeping, beside his chair, scarcely able to believe that his loving arms were around her neck his tears dropping on her brow. “Oh, dear, dear grandpapa! I have so longed for some one to love –f or someone to love me.” And good little Dr. Hooper was well satisfied with the result of Hilda’s experiment of earning her living “Heaven manages these things better than we do,” thought he as he remembered his attempt at Harrison’s flinty heart more than a year before.

AN INTERESTING PAUPER AT a recent weekly meeting of the Charlton Board of Guardians, Manchester, England, the clerk said that in the list of deaths at the workhouse this week was one of a somewhat remarkable character – Charles Cartwright, aged sixty-four, who had been an inmate for a good many years. he had for a short time held an office in the house of a subordinate kind. At the commencement of his life Cartwright lived for many years in very different circumstances, and it was reported that he had got through two fortunes of 40,000 lbs. and 80,000 lbs each. He knew from one of Cartwright’s apprentices who was a friend of his that he used to drive to his works regularly in carriage drawn by four horses. He was a man of considerable education and it was interesting to converse with him. It was reported in the workhouse, and he never denied it, though he was charged with it frequently, that in addition of composing little poems which were inserted in the newspapers at Stockport and elsewhere he was regularly engaged in writing sermons for some clergyman with whom he had a permanent connection. Cartwright wrote very fluently. He lived very contentedly in the workhouse, where for sometime he was paid for by his friends. He was taken out sometimes, but he could not control himself when outside, and no matter what allowance was made to him he spent it. He had a great number of friends, and he (the clerk) was frequently applied to make arrangements for his maintenance out of the house. At one time he had an allowance of 1 lb per week, and he used to drive about in cabs, smoking expensive cigars and dining in the most expensive restaurants. Mr. Bailey said that not twelve months ago he was tat the workhouse when Cartwright drove up in a handsome phaeton, smoking a cigar. He said he had been to see his friends. He often said he had been to see his friend the late Mr. Callender, whom he said he brought out, “and who would not have been Member from Manchester but for him.”

MAN’S AGE Few men die of age. Almost all die of disappointment, passion, mental or bodily toil, or accidents. The passions kill men sometimes very suddenly. The common expression, “choked with passion,” has little exaggeration in it, for even though not suddenly fatal, strong passions shorten life. Strong-bodied men often die young – weak men live longer than the strong, for the strong use their strength and the weak have none to use. The latter take care of themselves the former do not. As it is with the body, so it is with the mind and temper. The strong are apt to break, or, like the candle, to turn, the weak to burn out. The inferior animals which live, in general, regular and temperate lives, live generally their subscribed terms of years. The horse lives twenty-five years; the ox fifteen or twenty; the lion twenty; the dog ten or twelve; the rabbit eight; the guinea pig six or seven years. These numbers all bear a similar proportion to the time the animal take s to grow to its full size. But man, of tall the animals, is the one that seldom comes up to the average. He ought to live a hundred years according to this physiological law, for five times twenty are one hundred; but instead of that he scarcely reaches, on an average, four times his rowing period; the cat six times, and the rabbit even eight times the standard of measurement. The reason is obvious – man is not only the most irregular and most intemperate, but most laborious and hard worked of all animals. He is the most irritable of all animals; and there is reason to believe, though he cannot tell what animals secretly feel, that more than any other animal man cherishes wrath to keep it warm, and consumes himself with the fire of his own secret reflections.

BLOODY WILD MAN A correspondent at New Philadelphia, Ohio, relates the following remarkably strange story: Upper Old Town, about five miles from here, is greatly excited over a wild man. It is said that he lives entirely on blood. Chickens, turkeys, geese, and young lambs have been found, minus their heads, by farmers in the neighborhood, the depredations were thought at first to be the work of weasels and minks. Yesterday morning, however, a young farmer named Kay heard a great racket in the barn yard, and upon going out found his cattle greatly excited. At the same time he saw some person move out from among them and disappear in the woods. He found one of his calves with ears and tail cut off and nearly dead from loss of blood. Another had a slice taken from one of its hindquarters. The farmer is satisfied that it was the same strange person who has infested the neighborhood for some time past, who just cut off the ears and tail, and then gorged himself with the blood of the calf. The neighbors now conclude that this is the same villainous person who has been robbing their hen-roosts buy the wholesale. Efforts hare being made to capture him, and place him in some slaughter-house, where he belongs.

SUPER-SENSIBLE THINGS If the edge of a sharp knife is examined without the aid of a magnifying glass, it will appear perfectly smooth and unbroken. But look at it through a microscope; you now see that it is rough and jagged. Your sense of sight, then, without the glass was at fault. You may therefore infer that there are some things quite beyond the sense of sight, even with the glass. The steel-knife blade is smooth and hard to the sight or touch, but is the steel solid, or liquid, or as full of holes as a piece of lace? We know that many things change under certain circumstances. If you hammer a thin piece of metal, it becomes hard and brittle. If you heat it, it grows soft and ductile. It looks and feels just the same; and we are forced to think it is changed in some way of which our senses can give us no idea. Recently, and especially within the past few months, men of science have examined these super-sensible state of things, and have found many curious facts that make clear much that we cannot comprehend merely by our senses. In making gold or iron wire, a rod of the metal is drawn through a hole in a steel plate, called a “draw-plate.” The wire grows thinner and longer as it is pulled through the holes, but it soon becomes stiff and hard, and it must be put in a fire and heated. It is then quite soft; and may be drawn down finer still. This softening of metals is called “annealing.” It looks and feels the same before as after annealing, yet there is a difference, quite beyond the reach of sight or touch. THOMAS A. EDISON, the inventor, recently made some curious discoveries explaining some of these super-serviceable things. He heated a piece of wire, by passing a current of electricity through it; in other words, “annealing” it, and then examined it under a powerful microscope. It was then seen to be full of cracks and fissures, running into each other in every direction; and it was now plain why it should bend so easily, and why it appeared so soft. It bends because, being full of cracks, the particles can move, one over or past the other. To understand this, paint a sheet of paper with mucilage, and when it is dry, you will find the paper stiff. Draw the paper over the sharp edge of a board, and you break the coat of mucilage into thousands of cracks. The paper is now limp, and bends easily, because the cracks in the mucilage allow it to work or play in every direction. Thus, annealing is a cracking and breaking up the surface of a metal. Now why should the heating or iron wire cause it to crack? It is thought that everything about us, from the hardest stone or metals, to air or gas, is composed of infinitely small particles, or molecules, each of which is quite alone, and moves ceaselessly in a tiny orbit round and round. Between these molecules are open spaces, which enable them to dance about in every direction. In a sold substance the distance between them is small, and they can only move a little way without hitting each other. In a liquid, they are wider apart, and have more room to move about, and in a as there is till more space between the molecules. It is thus easy to see why a solid substance is stiff and hard, and a liquid or gas very fluid and volatile. The larger the spaces between the molecules, and the more easily they move among themselves, the more readily the matter as a whole moves; just as water flows easily, and steam more readily, while ice is hard. Yet water, ice and steam are really the same thing.

A TRAGEDIAN AT DINNER The Cincinnati Times says that the following scene ensued a few days ago at the Burnet House, in that city, between the celebrate tragedian Lawrence Barret and a waiter: Enter obsequious waiter. Rattles dishes and hoots bill of fare at the great historian in the customary style. Waiter – Soup, sir? Great Historian – Ay, bring it me, And likewise fish, whose fame Is but a synonym for azure depths And then haste procure for me a modicum of beef. Waiter – Rare or well done? G. H. – Let not the fires its carmine hue too much embrown, Nor from it let the bright red blood too freely flow. Just done enough, my palate pleases best. Bring, too, the esculent endeared to sons of crushed Hibernia, And with it, apples of Jerusalem stewed, And “Beacon street berries,” that the vulgar name as beans. And when thou hast this charge fulfilled, Bring me for desert that mysterious thing That puzzled England’s King Whose bothered brain could ne’er surmise Just how the apple in the dough was put. Then let me have a dark decoction Of that brown berry that the Arab loves. Now, menial hireling, haste thy tardy limbs, For hungered am I, and the craving which my inward feels Must soon be satisfied.

MRS. CHANFRAU accompanies her husband, Mr. F. S. CHANFRAU, on his tour this year, though she does not play with him. On his New England tour she has been appearing at the matinees, but with no pecuniary success. It is understood that she has definitely given up the idea of starring alone.

THRILLING TRIAL SCENE The twenty-fourth day of HAYDEN’S trial for the murder of MARY STANNARD was full of thrilling incidents, and a number of New Yorkers went up to witness the scene. After a good deal of sharp-skirmishing with the witness, cross-examining, etc., the father of the murdered girl was put on the stand. It was like a stage entrance, dramatic and tragic. He is a decided looking character, with long hair and beard and sharp facial lines. He described vividly the appearance of the preacher in his carriage while Mary was going to the spring for some cool water for him.; then the departure of the pastor in his carriage, as the “girl went blackberrying”; the suspense of anxiety as he waited for her to come back to supper, and the search for her at the spring, where she used to meet the preacher. The description of the pattering rain and the distant thunder, the gathering night and the ominous effects of the storm was extremely impressive and awful as the long-haired old man told it. He repeated his wailing cry, calling his daughter’s name in the gathering darkness, and looking for her by lurid flashes of the lightning and when, after running this way and that over the field and bramble, and finally seeing her, the effect was tremendous when he cried out, “Dead and cold,” and sank in the witness box in a paroxysm of grief. Hayden seemed to be cool during this harrowing scene, and fingered over some notes relative to certain inconsistencies in the testimony. (It was a frightful picture that recalled some of the scenes of the “Scarlet Letter.” One of the lawyers has a fine peroration for his speech in the old text of the “Guardian of the killing both body and soul.” Mrs. Mills, another witness, described the shrill scream heard through the storm with equally vivid effect, and altogether, that day of the preacher’s trial is a memorable one to all who witnessed it.

A SMOKING-CAR EPISODE In New York, the Third Avenue horse car line runs special smoking cars. As one was coming down town with a number of passengers smoking, at Cooper Union, MISS FERGUSON, Secretary of the Women’s Employment Agency of New York, boarded the car. The smoke soon made her faint, and she appealed to the conductor. He told her it was a smoking car, and advised the lady to take the next. She said she could not be delayed, and stood on the platform. The passengers not only refused to yield to her evident distress by stopping smoking, but some of them laughed at her, and puffed harder than ever. At length two smokers rose to leave the car, the second of them being MR. ST. JOHN HENRIQUES, well known in business circles, and a member of the “OLD Guard”. As he neared Miss Ferguson, HENRIQUES puffed smoke from his mouth in the direction of the lady. Overcome by her indignation at what she considered a fresh insult, Miss Ferguson lost control of herself and struck HENRIGUES in the face with her muff, jamming his cigar into his mouth. He threatened to put her off the car, and as he motioned toward her she struck him again squarely in the face. At the City Hall HENRIQUES called an officer and had Miss FERGUSON taken to the Tombs, where she was charged with assault. The justice fine the lady $5, but afterwards withdrew the fine, and held her to answer an indictment. After passing two or three hours in the Tombs pen, Miss Ferguson was allowed to go on parole. She did not know it was a smoking car, but will look out for the sign next time.

RANDOLPHS’ ROMANCE In his strange and passionate youth JOHN RANDOLPH was betrothed to MISS MARIA WARD, the daughter of his mother’ intimate friend. For some cause the engagement was broken off. The lovers appear to have had a desperate quarrel, and Randolph rushed out of the house in which he had been visiting the lady, in such a rage that he didn’t even stop to untie his horse’s bridle-reins, but slashed them through with his knife, mounted and rode away in a thundering gallop. The lovers scarcely ever saw each other again. The lady became Mrs. PEYTON RANDOLPH. JOHN RANDLOPH never married. To the day of this death he spoke of her as “My Angel,” and her marriage is said to have been the heaviest blow this grievously suffering man ever endured. He was sick all his life, and sometimes in a feverish sleep used to mutter her name in the hearing of the watchers about his bed. It was a strange, heart-breaking romance, that of this quivering bundle of nerves, who was the lineal descendents of POCAHONTAS.

FROM PUNCH Young Rattleton Bragge (affably to middle-aged stranger, whom he finds alone in Brown’s studio) – “Good picture, ain’t it? Old Stilton’s bought it. The Duke, you know. Brown’s going down to Stilton’s to shoot. Wish I could go with him, but I am booked in London till Christmas. Just my luck! Capital old boy, Stilton! Looks like an old clothesman. Gets tight after dinner; tells rummy stories; makes you roar. Fine old place; capital shooting! Awf’ly jolly girls, the ladies Camenbert. Nearly a dozen of ‘em, all freckled. Duchess tremendous matchmaker. Bag you before you can say Jack Robinson, if you don’t look out. Awful fun, the old Duchess. I’happen to know her by sight? Shiny red nose, and as under-hung as a bull-dog. Ah! Here’s Browne at last.” (Enter Browne, suddenly.) Browne – “Ah! Bragge, how are you? Let me introduce you to the Duke of Stilton!”


Vegetable philosophy – sage advice.

Forced politeness – bowing to necessity. Farmers, look to your interest – particularly if it is overdue.

A good name is better than precious ointment – on the back of a bank note.

Man get but little here below, but cows get considerable here bellow.

“This thing should be looked into,” as the microscope dealer said.

“Love levels all ranks,” but ‘tis the sexton, and not Cupid, that sods them down.

Go to thine aunt, thou sluggard, and if she is worth any money, consider her way.

One of our reporters came in the other day and because the wind blew his nose was red.

It is a mistake to wish the butcher would remove the bones before weighing your meat. How would you like to be weighed that way yourself?

It is one-quarter safer to fall into the Atlantic Ocean than into the Pacific; for the latter if four miles deep, while the Atlantic is only three.

On a Kentucky bridge is this notice: “No vehicle drawn by more than one animal is allowed to cross this bridge in opposite directions at the same time.”

People are beginning to find out that Sara Bernhardt in not so thin as the jokes that are being made about her. – [Modern Argo]

How quietly flows the river to the sea yet it always gets there. This is a good point to remember when you are trying to rush things.

You can shorten a courtship at least a year by presenting the female with a big locket from the nearest dollar store, and dropping a hint that it cost about twenty dollars.

What relation is a loaf of bread to a steam engine? A steam engine is an invention, and bread a necessity; therefore, necessity is the mother of invention.

A Buffalo school teacher went fishing all one holiday week and never had a bite. One of his scholars slipped out of school for two hours and caught thirty-six pounds of black bass.

Some men are very careful in their selection of associates. Yet many of them who own gold watches wear black-guards about their necks. -–[Steubenville Herald]

Three hundred and eighty-three years ago Christopher Columbus made it possible for “real Havana cigars” to be made in Hartford from Connecticut tobacco, by discovering Cuba. – [Boston Post]

“Mr. Smith, I wish to speak to you privately. Permit me to take you apart for a moment.” Smith (who wasn’t the least frightened) – “Certainly, sir. if you’ll promise to put me together again.”

Bliss. This is a hard word to define, but we’ll try it. Just imagine a man with a mouthful of has half way down his throat while he is pulling up a long hair from between the has and his plate. Well, that ain’t bliss.

This season appears to lack fixed meteorological principles, but it keeps up a pretty fair catarrhal pressure, with areas of influenza in the north and east and precautionary chest-protector signals ordered all along the coast – {Puck}

Two friends meeting, one remarked, “I have just met a man who told me I looked exactly like you.” “Tell me who it was, that I may knock him down,” replied his friend. “Don’t trouble yourself,” responded the other. “I at once did that myself.”

A country paper, speaking of the good things of the town where it is publishes, says: “We are proud of the oppressively solemn appearance our undertakers. A smiling undertaker is a hideous incubus on the growth of a place.”

The web of our life is of a mingled yarn, good and ill together; our virtues would be proud if our faults whipped them not, and our crimes would despair if they were not cherished by our virtues.

We can all do something for each other in this world, if we only try. Do not let us forget what Wadsworth taught us so long ago, that “the primal duties shine aloft like stars,” while “the charities that soothe, and heal, and bless, are scattered at the feet of man like flowers.”

One of the curiosities to be exhibited at the loan exhibition in this village, we are told, is a printer’s receipted board bill. Of course we can’t vouch for the truthfulness of this statement, but you can take it for what it is worth. If it be true it is well worth the price of admission. – [Oswego Times]

“My dearest uncle,” says a humorous writer, “was the most polite man in the world. He was making a voyage on the Delaware, and the boat sunk. My uncle was just about drowning. He got his head above the water for once, took off his hat, and said: “Ladies and gentlemen, will you please excuse me?” and down he went.

We have the girl of the. If you would ~ her call early; she has no {{. Editors should not approach with a ---, as she might look ++ at a fellow, or make him see **, but as –ical visits may excite {al jealousy, we enjoin great caution. Use your $$ freely, and make the ?? pointed, heed not her !!, but get a & decisive answer. She may say, “, put him on the –der and five an’ to autumn.” (NOTE: SIC - THIS IS THE WAY IT IS WRITTEN – WITH ALL OF THE CHARACTERS IN THE PARAGRAPH)


THE VERNON CLIPPER ALEXANDER COBB, Editor & Proprietor ALEX. A. WALL, Publisher $1.50 per annum FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1880

The very singular fact appears that the four Senators elected recently were all Generals, and all their names commence with a G. These are Gen. GARFIELD, of Ohio, Gen. GIBSON, of La., Gen. GEORGE, of Miss., and Gen. GORMAN, of Maryland, a curious coincidence to say the least of it.

A gentleman, whose horse was badly foundered recently, effected a speedy cure by wrapping the bit of the bridle with the bark of the root of common field sassafras, renewing it when eaten away by the animal. This was done one day and the next the horse was cured, and is now as good as ever. The same animal was similarly affected several months ago, and remained for several weeks in a disabled condition. The remedy is worth remembering, as others have tried it successfully. – [Ex]

An absent-minded man, traveling with his wife in a railroad car, left her side to get a drink. When he returned he dropped into a seat, immediately in front of his better half, beside an unprotected female, over whose head the snows of about thirty-eight winters had glode. His wife was looking out of the car window at the scenery and didn’t notice his awful blunder. Presently, without turning his head, he impatiently remarked: “Jane, how often have I told you not to starch my shirts so infernally stiff.” The ancient female whose forward name happened to be Jane, screamed “Monster!” and fainted on the spot, and the absent-minded man looked uncomfortably warm as he changed seats – [Norristown Herald]

On last Thursday, three wagons, from Tishimingo County, Miss., filled to their utmost capacity, landed some score of negroes in all degrees of deformity and disease in front of the little cabin wherein the “Faith Doctor” carries on his blasphemous and nefarious work. Two negroes have died while under treatment of this impostor, others have suffered in the fact that they deprived themselves of needed money to fill his coffers, and none have been benefited physically, mentally, or morally by contact with him. We think stringent measures should be resorted to that this nuisance and abomination might be removed from our town. – [Tuskaloosa Clarion]

A Mormon preacher has been preaching his doctrines in Columbus for the last few days. He concluded to deliver a lecture at the Court House last night, and a good audience had assembled to hear what the had to say. He commenced his lecture by quoting extensively from holy writ to justify his theories, and had got deeply into the subject when all at once the audience commence moving toward the door, as if in search of fresh air. The Mormon’s doctrines seemed to generate a disagreeable odor, and the atmosphere got to be so thick inside of the Court House that it could be cut with a barlow knife. This did not seem to disturb the lecturer however, and he kept on talking until somebody turned the gas off and left him in darkness. He is a young looking man in appearance, and a plausible talker, but it appears he is traveling in the wrong direction if he expects to win converts to his doctrines in this vicinity – [Columbus Index]

It is said that most of the fashions of today were in vogue during the days of Queen Anne, and that the fashionable world is constantly going backward to the earliest styles that were instituted when civilization dawned upon mankind. If this is true, it corroborates the Sapsonian adage that “there is nothing new under the sun.”

SELMA, ALA., FEB 5 The meeting of the State Committee is postponed to February 24th. JOS. F. JOHNSTON, Chairman.

Another musical prodigy has been discovered in Alabama. The Marion Common Wealth states that there lives in Perry County, "north of Marion, a boy about eight years old, entirely blind, who can play any tune he ever heard one the violin. His father is a fiddler himself, and the boy is said to be a better performer than his father. When only about two years old, he surprised the family by his performance on that instrument. His skill in handling the bow is said to be wonderful. Perhaps if he had opportunity, he might rival the celebrated Blind Tom.

We take the following from the Knoxville Chronicle: “About four weeks ago CAPTAIN SAM RUDDER, a conductor on the Selma, Rome and Dalton Railroad, was married to MISS TAYLOR, of Anderson County. After spending a short honeymoon in the locality of his wife’s home, CAPTAIN RUDDER returned to his duties, and his wife took the train at this place a week ago last Sunday morning, going to Selma, which was to be their home. Last Monday a lady was run over and killed by the switch engine at Selma, and at first she could not be recognized. Finally, however, by the name on her umbrella the remains were identified as those of Mrs. Rudder, who had met with such a horrible death, just as she was entering the married state, with such bright hopes for the future. This lent a peculiar sadness to her tragic fate. It was a terrible blow to the young husband, when the sad news was broken to him. He and his friends of the unfortunate young lady are deserving of the sympathies of all.

The Mobile Register says: Friday as a young man named CHARLES LEWIS was walking on the railroad track at Whistle between two trains, he caught his foot between the guide rail and the main rail. Before he could extricate his foot a train knocked him down and ran over him, crushing him to death instantly. He was the son of the engineer, JAMES LEWIS, who was killed about thirteen years ago on the Mobile and Ohio railroad, on a New Year’s night and a brother of THOMAS LEWIS who was run over at Whistle some years ago and had a leg broken, and died from amputation of the same.

The Montgomery Advertiser says the recent telegraphic news that the yellow fever was spreading in Brazil, has induced the authorities in New Orleans, Memphis, and other cities to urge the great importance of early sanitary preparations this year. It is stated that the fever appearing this early in Brazil is an indication that the countries south of us, subject to it, are likely to be visited by violent epidemics, unless the sanitary work to prevent the fever is on such a scale as to insure the complete purification of the places threatened.

WINE MAKERS The following letter appears in the Birmingham Iron Age: WASHINGTON, JAN. 16 HON. B. B. LEWIS: Sir – In reply to questions presented in your letter of the 13th inst., I would say: First, that the law permits a vintner to sell wine made by him from grapes of his own growth at two places only, without the payment of a special tax as a liquor dealer, to wit: the place where the wine is made, and his own general business office (Section 3246 revised statutes.) By selling the wine at any other place, he would incur special tax under section 3244 revised statues. Second, An agent of a vintner does not incur special tax by taking orders for wine and transmitting such orders to his principal, who files the order at the place where the wine was made, or at his own general business office, and ships the wine to the purchasers, direct, without any intervention on the part of the agent. Respectfully, H. C. ROGERS, Acting Commissioner

A TORNADO NASHVILLE, TENN., FEB. 13 A tornado struck this city at 11 o’clock last night, accompanied by heavy rain. Great damage was done in different parts of the city, and several casualties are reported. The roof of Reah’s elevator, Burns’ block and Edgefield Manufacturing Company’s building were blown away. A brick wall of the new custom house came down with a crash from the third story to the cellar. The Merchant’s Exchange was badly damaged. Fifteen dwellings and twenty business houses were partly destroyed. At 11:10 o’clock the wind was blowing forty miles an hour. Men were blown down in the street. A man on a trestle bridge was blown from it and broke a leg. All the trains were forced to lay up on account of trees and rails being blown across the tracks. No estimate of loss is made. Reah & Sons are the heaviest loosers, the unroofing of their elevator exposing 20,000 bushels of wheat to the flood of rain. A number of freight cars which were standing on the Louisville and Nashville track, were precipitated down an embankment. The damage in the city alone is estimated at $100,000 but in the country it cannot be approximated. Several lives are reported lost.

The Troy Enquirer remarks that pecan trees grow wild in this latitude and produce a remunerative crop. A yield of three or four bushels from a tree ten years old is quite common. If every farmer would plant four or five pecans and cultivate them as shade or ornamental trees, it would not be long before they would look as well as the oak or elm and in a few years would yield a snug little sum for his trouble. Pecans could be readily sold at three dollars a bushel, and each tree would yield from nine to fifteen dollars. If every farmer would try this, the pecan crop of the country within ten years would be a source of considerable revenue. There is no danger of glutting the market with the product.

A few days ago MR. E. P. PUCKETT was plowing in an old field near his residence, in the vicinity of Summit, in Blount County. His plow struck something rather hard and upon examining it he found a box, and on opening it could scarcely believe his own eyes as he gazed upon over $1,800 in gold and silver coins. There was $1,200 in gold and $600 in silver. Upon inquiry Mr. PUCKETT became convinced that this money was buried during the late war by MR. A. W. ARONLD, now deceased, a citizen of that vicinity. Several efforts had been made by Mr. Arnold’s family to find this box, they being aware that he had buried it, when the Federal troops threatened that section of the State. The money was turned over to the widow of MR. ARNOLD, who now resides in Marshall County. She is represented to be a worthy lady, having several children who will be benefited by the money their father buried to save from the hands of the invaders. It is stated that a large number of citizens in that section of the State buried considerable quantities of gold and silver coins about the same time that Mr. Arnold did. Most of those who did so, recovered their money, after the danger was passed, but in the excitement and fear incident to the times several persons buried their treasure who forgot the precise localities of burial, and have not been able to this day to recover them. The same thing was done win various portions of the State. It is to be hoped that all will be found by the proper persons. The action of Mr. Puckett in turning over the money he found to the widow of the owner, shows that he is a high-toned, honest gentleman, and one eminently deserving the highest esteem and confidence of his fellow man – [Mont. Adv]

Just as the close of the “late unpleasantness,” when princely fortunes had been swept away, two distinguished lawyers in Alabama formed a partnership. One was an ex-judge, the other had been a member of the United States and Confederate Congresses, and neither of whose disabilities had been removed. In discussing their changed financial statues, and the probability of building up a practice, and of obtaining pardons, one of them remarked, “Well, John, it seems now as if we would land either in the poor house or the penitentiary.” A few days afterwards the new firm received for collection a claim of four thousand dollars. After much difficulty a compromise was effected, by which one half of the original amount was collected. A fee of one thousand dollars was retained, and as one of the partners was dividing this the first fruits of their labor, with the other, he said, “Jim, this don’t seem much like we were on our way to the poorhouse does it?” “No,” replied Jim, “but d—d if it don’t look like we had started to the other place.”

A WONDERFUL SURGICAL OPERATION The Evening Post, one of the most reliable of our city dailies, gives the following account of a very remarkable operation now proceeding at Bellevue Hospital. The patient is a young man, twenty-one years old, who lost his nose through what is known as a lupoid ulcer, the result of a blow from a club, and the operation will result in the replacement of that useful organ, or rather the substitution of a part of one of the sufferer’s fingers for the missing feature. The first step, which was taken some weeks ago, was to remove the nail from the middle finger of the patient’s left hand. Two deep incisions were then made at the base of the nose, and pieces of flesh were then brought down to cover the opening caused by the destruction of the nasal bones and cartilages. Next incisions were made at the upper extremity of the nose to form a pocket for the reception of the end of the finger to be transplanted. The next step was to open the finger from the second joint to the tip and to place the finger in position on the patient’s face, securing the flaps by silver sutures. This was done five weeks ago, and the surfaces have united admirably. The next operation will be the amputation of the finger at the first joint, when the bones of the translated phalanges will serve admirably to replace the nasal bones. A triangular flap of skin will then be brought down from the forehead to form a uniform surface for the new nose, and the job will be completed. It may be added that at one point of the operation the patient’s breathing was so obstructed by blood running down his throat that it became necessary to insert a silver tube in his windpipe. During the last few weeks the patient has been kept under the influence of anesthetics, and his arm and head have been kept in position by means of plaster of Paris. The operation was suggested by a similar experiment in Birmingham, England; but it is to much more complicated in its nature that it is practically original – [Scientific American]

BURIED OAK TIMBER In deepening a river in the neighborhood of Noorkoping, says the Timber Trade Journal, in order to make it accessible for ships of heavier draught, among several objects of interest brought up from the bottom, eight oak trees were found at a depth of seven feet under the old bottom. The bark was almost decayed, and when it was taken off the wood was found to be hard and black, resembling ebony. The trees are supposed to have been lying in the earth 900 years. The trees have been sold to a grm (sic) of joiners, who intend using them for cabinet work.

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. Fore terms apply to the editor of this paper.

The Celebrated Jamaica Cotton Seed mow offered for sale by COL. K. T. BROWN are genuine, they are far superior to anything ever grown in this country. I have tried them and find them to be a success. They are positively no humbug. Col. Brown gave me stalk of cotton from which those seed were raised that he now offers for sale. The yield this year has been almost incredible. I advise every farmer to try a few of those seed. GEO. B. MARCHBANKS [We heartily endorse the above, for MR. MARCHBANKS is a native citizen of our county; and his worth is valued by his upright conduct and gentlemanly deportment. We wish the Col. much success with his seed.]

DIED – In town at half past twelve o’clock, on Wednesday the 18th inst., MRS. MUGGIE M. BROWN, wife of W. A. BROWN. She suffered long, but endured it with the patients (sic) and fortitude that characterizes a true Christian. We tender our sympathies to the sorrowing husband, relatives and friends. She has gone, to watch from the Battlements of Heaven the arrival of those loved ones she leaves behind.

S. W. HOGAN & Co., Moscow, Ala., have on hand a lot of blank mortgage which they will sell at 5 cents a piece.

Candidates are said to be thick as autumn leaves in Lamar County and yet their advertisements do not crowd our columns. Don’t be bashful gentlemen, hoist your names to the mast head, and let devil take the hindmost be the order of the day.

The Mayor and Marshal of Vernon are beautifying the town by setting out shade trees around the public square.

It is stated on good authority that a teaspoonful of cayenne pepper mixed in a quart of oil, and rubbing harness with the oil, will effectually protect them against the gnawing of rats. It is also said that an ounce of aloes to one gallon of oil will afford the same protection. Carbolic acid is also said to be a cheap remedy. As these remedies are all very cheap, dealers in harness, leather, &c, cannot object to trying them. One who has already tried all three of them states that they are all good.

SAMUEL BUTLER of Allen County, who has been married three times, is the father of twenty-six children – thirteen boys and thirteen girls. He says he is only seventy-six years of age.

In selecting a jury for a trial at Clinton, Tenn., last week, 491 men were examined before twelve suitable men could be found.

PIANOS & Organs. From factory to Purchaser, Every man his own agent. Ludden & Hayes Grand Introduction Sale continued until Nov. 1m, 1880. Only sale of the kind ever successfully carried out in America. 5,000 Superb instruments at factory rates for introduction and advertisement. New plan of selling: To agents! No commissions! Instruments shipped direct from factory to purchasers. Middle man’s profits saved. Agents rates to all. Only house south selling on this plan. Pianos, 7 oct., $125, 7 ½ oct. $155. Square Grands, $227. ORGANS 9 stops $57. 13 stops $72. 13 stops, mirror top case, $86. New, handsome, durable. 6 years guarantee. 15 days test trial. Purchasers choice from ten leading ---and 200 different styles. Join this gigantic club of 4,000 purchasers and secure an instrument at wholesale rates. Special terms to Music teachers, churches, and pastors. Address for Introduction Sale Circulars. Ludden & Bastes, Savannah, Ga.


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.


FINAL SETTLEMENT State of Alabama, Lamar County Probate Court, Feb. 3rd, 1880 Estate of WILLIAM PENNINGTON, deceased. This day came ABNER PENNINGTON the administrator of said estate, and filed his statement, accounts, vouchers, and evidences for final settlement of his administration. It is ordered that the 9th day of March 1880 be appointed a day on which to make such settlement, at which time all persons interested can appear and contest the said settlement, if they think proper. ALEXANDER COBB, judge of Probate.

A cow in Talladega gave birth to three calves at one time.

The LEHMAN Manufacturing Company’s Cotton Mill, near Prattville, was burned the morning of the 10th; loss $100,000.

The girl who gets married on the 29th of this month and feels proud over it won’t feel so good when it comes time to celebrate her wedding anniversary.

The Independent asserts that Lumpkin, Georgia, is a most favored town. Everybody attends to his own business, and tattlers, slanders and back-biters find the place so uncongenial that they have to go elsewhere to ply their vocation. In consequence, peace and harmony prevail, and the inhabitants are happy.

The Mountain Eagle says: By HON. F. A. GAMBLE Judge of Probate, DR. J. A. GOODWIN and MISS MATTIE GRAVLEE, were married on the 4th inst, at Jasper.

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After a Texas jury had stood out for ninety-six hours the Judge got a verdict out of them in two minutes by sending them word that a circus had come to town.

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

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

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



The Farmer’s Outlook – The above caption is a very common one nowadays, when the papers are full of the promises which we Americans have to be thrifty and get rich if we will only lay hold of the opportunities which the times offer. The chances are that we are on the ever of a prosperous day, and the question that occurs to us as the most important to the farmer, is what shall be done during the forward movement to make good times a permanent thing with him. The farmer’s outlook should cover more than a region of immediate prosperity, brought to view by the good prices of his products this year. To the enterprising, thrifty, thoughtful, educated farmer, the outlook is always good in this country. The mistake is generally in the standard of measurement. Most farmers measure by the value of a bushel of wheat in the market. The standard should be the maximum yield p0er acre at the minimum cost. It is not the large price of wheat that makes a good outlook, but the capacity to raise a bushel of wheat so that the margin received upon selling it is a good one. There are men in our acquaintance raising great crops, and selling them at good prices, who are increasing the aggregate of their debts annually. The promises of the times will not help them; they will not be benefited by the “agricultural boom”; their outlook is dark. But to the man who measures success by the right standard, who has taste for agriculture, and a genius for work, the outlook is a good one. Land can be purchased upon reasonable terms; labor can be employed at living rates; the competition in growing large crops can not affect him, and there will be a continuous demand for products of the farm at living prices. What better outlook can we have? And still the majority of farmers will not, it is to be feared, make the most of their chances. The good prices for products will stimulate them to increase their acreage, at the expense of the yield - to grow those crops which seem to produce the best return at the expense of the rapid deterioration of the soil and oftentimes the loss of a year’s toil because of the failure of the crop. The good farmer will be a successful farmer, and to those alone who are willing to put their minds into the farm management is the outlook for farming a rich promise. An intelligent man who was brought up on a farm and farmed it until forty years of age, when he went into merchandising and was very successful, remarked to me yesterday: “If I were to begin life over again, I would be a farmer and nothing else. I thought there was more to be made in merchandising, and I have made money; but it is simply the result of mere calculation, mer business ability and mere capital put into the business. The fault is, farmers do not see the necessity of looking so well after their investment as the merchant. They let it lie idle too much. With the same ability put into farming that the successful merchant puts into his business the farmer will in almost every case do the best.” This is truth plainly stated. The farmers on the average do not put so much mind into their business as the merchant. The latter makes his business his study, while the farmer too often sees no use for study in his vocation – evidently acting under the belief that Providence ahs charge of his business and if the man acts and thinks sharply he will go against the manager and the result will be a bad season, ruinous crops and disaster. As one glances over the names of the men who have graduated at the Agricultural College in the recently issued catalogue of that institution and sees the word “Farmer” written after so many of them he cannot but feel that the young men of ability are appreciating the fact that the outlook for farming is propitious and that a new era is about to dawn in this department of the world’s work. The outlook, we feel assured in promising, will grow better as such men of education and ability step into the ranks of our noble vocation.


OATMEAL – One quart water, one and a half cups oatmeal, one-half teaspoon salt. Let boil over a brisk fire for one hour, do not burn. Set back on the stove and boil gently for another hour. Serve in soup plates with sugar and milk.

BAKED BEETS – These excellent vegetables are quite as good baked as boiled, and the sugar is better developed by the baking process. The oven should not be too hot, and the beets must be frequently turned. Do not peel them until they are cooked, then serve with butter, pepper, and salt.

WHEAT CAKES – Three cups flour, two of Indian meal, white. Dissolve one small cake compressed yeast in a cup of water, pour into a jar, add flour and meal. Mix to a stiff batter with lukewarm water, set in a warm place to rise over night. In the morning add a tablespoon syrup, one teaspoon salt, one teaspoon soda, bake on a hot griddle. Save a cup batter to commence next day.

SWEET POTATO PUDDING – Ingredients: Two pounds of raw sweet potato, half pound brown sugar, one-third pound butter, one gill cream, one grated nutmeg, a small piece of lemon-peel, and four eggs. Boil the potato well and mash thoroughly, passing it through a colander. While it is warm mix in sugar and butter. Beat eggs and yolks together and add when the potatoes cold. Add a tablespoonful of sifter flour. Mix all in the grated lemon peel and nutmeg very thoroughly. Butter a pan, and bake twenty-five minutes in a moderately hot oven. May be eaten with a wine sauce.

FISH PIE – Boil one quart of potatoes in boiling water and salt. Soak one pound of stale bread in cold water, and wring it dry in a clean towel. Season it well with the pepper, salt, and a tablespoon of chopped parsley. Cut two pounds of codfish in small pieces, and lay in cold water. When the potatoes are done, peel them, mash them through a colander, and season them with salt and pepper. Put the fish and bread in alternate layers in a pudding dish. Make a top crush of the potatoes, and bake the pie an hour in a moderate oven.

A QUEER POT-AU-FEU – The Courier des Etats Unis contains the following original recipes, which it declares may be found in an English cookery-book: “Pot-au-f-u-a-la Francaise – Put in an earthen-ware crock a pound of beef or mutton. Boil it in from six to eight pints of water, with potatoes, onions, and chopped mint. Let it boil an hour or two, and color it with three tablespoons of molasses. It can now be understood why English people do not take kindly to French cooking. Very possibly those who have tried this ragout must have entertained a very sad idea of our culinary tastes.”

CRANBERRY DUMPLINGS – One quart of flour, one teaspoon of soda, and two teaspoons of cream of tartar, sifted together; mix into a soft dough with sweet milk; roll the dough out very thin in oblong shapes, and spread over it one quart of cranberries picked and washed clean. Add half a pound sugar, sprinkled evenly. Fold over and over, then tie in a pudding cloth and put into steamer, where let it cook over a steady fire for one hour, with faith, never looking into the pot. Serve with sweet meat sauce. – [Harper’s Bazaar]

MUTTON SOUP – A shoulder of mutton weighing about four pounds, remove skin and fat, then put in four quarts cold water, simmer two hours. Boil one yellow turnip, one medium-sized carrot, four potatoes, two bulbs soup celery. Cook the turnip and carrot one hour, the potatoes and celery half an hour. When cooked put in cold water, peel, chop fine. Remove the meat, add the vegetables and one cup boiled rice or barley. Let simmer ten minutes, then add one tablespoon chopped onion and parsley. Cook ten minutes more, as cooking onion or parsley too much destroys the flavor.

PORK AND BEANS - One quart white beans, put in three quarts water, let come slowly to a boil. Cook three ours, do not boil rapidly or they will not cook evenly. Season, teaspoon salt, half teaspoon pepper, and as much cayenne as will go on the end of a pen-knife blade. Put in a deep baking pan; if they have not absorbed all the water, keep some of what they were boiled in as they will need it if too dry. One and a half pounds bacon, nicer than port, skin and score. After the beans have been baking in a slow oven four hours put on top of them the bacon, bake two hours; if too dry, add boiling water.

GOLDEN BUCK – A golden buck is simply a Welsh rarebit with a poached egg place d upon it. Take fresh, but rather rich cheese, and cut into small even-sized pieces, the quantity to be regulated by the size or number of rarebits needed, and melt upon a rather slow fire. If the cheese be dry, add a small quantity of butter. A little (say a sherry-glass to each rarebit) sour ale, or in absence, ordinary bitter or fresh ale should be added as the cheese melts. After the cheese is thoroughly melted and the above ingredients stirred in, add a quantity of celery salt, and immediately pour upon a piece of toast previously placed upon a hot plate. By placing a poached egg upon this becomes a golden buck, the further addition of a slice of boiled bacon renders it a Yorkshire buck.

A GENERATION’S MORTALITY A writer in an English magazine studies from birth to death the march of an English generation through life; basing his observations on the registrar’s annual reports. The author singles out for illustration a generation of one million souls, and finds that of these more than one-fourth die before they reach five years of age. During the next five years the deaths number less than one-seventh of those in the first five. From then to fifteen the average mortality is lower than at any other period. From fifteen to twenty the number of deaths increases again, especially among women at this period, too, the influence of dangerous occupations begins to be seen in the death rate. Consumption is prevalent and fatal from twenty to forty-five and is responsible for nearly half the death. From thirty-five to forty-five many persons succumb to disease of important internal organs. By fifty-five the million is but 421,114; at seventy-five 161,124; at eighty-five 38,575; and only 202 reach the age of 100.

FOR RHEUMATISM Many persons along the sea coast in this country recommend and use sand baths in July and August for the cure of rheumatism. In Greece, near their sea coasts, it is one of the sure remedies used by persons affected with chronic rheumatism, anchylosis, and chronic synovitis of the knee joint. The patients bury themselves in the sand or cause others to cover them with it, so that only the head, which is covered with a nigh cap or straw hat, remains free. It is a ludicrous sight to see twenty or thirty such odd-looking heads sticking out of the sand. In consequence of the weight and the saline character of the sand, the skin of the patients becomes so red that when they emerge from their sand bed (which they occupy as long as possible) they look like boiled lobsters. Wooden huts, or tents improvised with oleander and plantain branches, are used as bathing houses, and a piece of bread, rome grapes and a glass of wine, generally constitute the meal of a patient.

AN OVERDRESSED OLD LADY – [London Telegraph] An old lady named Keylar, aged seventy, had come from Cheshunt to Liverpool Street by rail and was proceeding to Broad-Street Station (North London Railway), on her way to Chalk Farm, where she was to visit a relative. When she had ascended the station stairs she had a fainting of the heart and expired before a doctor could be fetched. That her death was accelerated by her being over-weighed with clothing, may be judged from the fact that she had on two chemises, two pairs of stockings, two pairs flannel drawers, two flannel petticoats, a pair of flannel linen stays, four thick petticoats, two skirts, four jackets, two crossovers, a thick woolen shawl, a fur boa, two caps and a bonnet and boots.

THE BRIEF STORY OF A KANSAS HORSE – [Atchison Champion] Dr. CHALLIS was relating the other day a singular story about what we are accustomed to call “instinct” – but for which “reason” would seem more descriptive – in a horse. Dr. CHALLIS some time ago purchased a horse from his neighbor, in Capioma township, Namaha County – Mr. BENEDICT. From the time of his arrival at the Challis place the horse manifested every symptom of homesickness, and although the horse is ordinarily a social animal, this one proved an exception. He would leave the other horses in the large corral and go apart by himself into a small corral, where he would stand for hours looking over the fence toward his former home. He maintained his position at the fence till he wore the hair off his breast. Whenever any member of the Benedict household came near the horse betrayed lively signs of recognition. One day Mr. Benedict himself passes and the horse became almost violent in his demonstrations, and shortly after was missed, and, what was more singular, the gate of the enclosure was discovered to be missing also. The horse was soon discovered walking up the land to Mr. Benedict’s house, and after some search the gate was found hanging on the limb of a tree in the woods, at a considerable height above the ground. The only reasonable theory is that the horse, in his determination to follow his former master, had broken through the gate and carried it away with him, and had afterward ingeniously relieved himself of the encumbrance. This is a true story.

SEVEN SORROWFUL YEARS PROFESSOR GRIMMER, in a pamphlet recently published, predicts seven years of disaster and famine, beginning with 1880 and ending with 1887, during which the world will be a hell of strife and carnage. He says: “From 1880 to 1887 will be one universal carnival of death. Asia will be depopulated, Europe nearly so and America will lose fifteen millions of her people. Besides plagues, we are to have storms and tidal waves, mountains are to toss their heads through the choicest valleys, navigators will be lost by thousands owing to the capricious deflexures of the magnetic needle, and islands will appear and disappear in mid-ocean. All the beasts, birds, and fishes will be diseased, famine and civil strife will destroy most of the human beings left alive by plague, and finally, ‘two years of fire – 1886 to 1887 – will rage with fury in every part of the globe. In 1887 the ‘Star of Bethlehem’ will ‘reappear in Cassiopia’s Chair’ the immediate result being universal war and portentous floods and shipwrecks. North America is again to be involved in civil war unless a ‘Napoleon arises to quell it’, but during these terrible days the Pacific States will be a veritable paradise of peace, compared to the hellish strife that will be waged throughout the world. The few people that may manage to survive till 1887 will have reason to be thankful.”

OUR EGYPTIAN OBELISK – [General Loring (Pasha)] “It is the color of a brown stone front on Fifth Avenue. It came from the famous quarry 600 miles above Cairo. I think it is about seventy feet high. The granite fresh from the quarry, sparkles like jewels. The grandest of all obelisks is still sacred in the temple of Karnak. It is one 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 before Christ, and preserves all the styles and grandeur of the first sculpture 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 priest, where Moses learned his Egyptian wisdom, and where Plato, Solon and Pythagoras learned their philosophy.”

A letter of an old Flemish traveler, COCKS, has been unearthed, telling of Luther’s passion for music. On visiting him at Wittenberg he observed a flute and guitar in the room, pointing to which his host said: “When I am weary of writing, when my brain grows heavy, or when the devil comes to play me one of his tricks, I take my flute and pay an air, whereon my ideas return fresh as a flower dipped in water, the devil takes flight, and I renew my work with fresh ardor.” Then Luther drank to the musicians of Flanders, especially Joaquin, saying: “Joaquin governs the notes. The others are governed by them. I do not love those do not love music. No preacher ought to mount the pulpit until he has leaned his sol fa.”

The medicine should not be gauged by the suddenness and violence of its effects. Self-evident as this proposition would seem, there are many foolish persons who are content only with a remedy which acts abruptly. The pill and other nostrum vendors who trade upon the credulity of this class, find their “best hoit” as poor Artemus Ward termed it, the sale of violent purgatives. So long as they wretch the bowels of their dupes sufficiently, they are pretty sure of a certain measure of success. If instead of such pernicious rubbish, Hostettler’s Stomach Bitters is used, the results are widely different. The bowels are relieved, but always gently, by this pleasant laxative, which does not weaken but invigorates them, and endows the cooperative organs of digestion and bilious secretion with activity and regularity, strengthens the constitution and physique, and while it is safe in its constituents, is sufficiently prompt in operation.

A Universal remedy. Brown’s Bronchial Troches for coughs, colds, and bronchial affections, stand first in public favor and confidence. This result has been acquired by a test of many years. 25 cts a box.

For one cent purchase a postal card and send your address to Dr. Sanford, 163 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.

The habit of running over boots or shoes corrected with Lyon’s Patent Heel Stiffeners.

Chew Jackson’s Best Sweet Navy Tobacco.

A cable dispatch to the Associated Press says that Mason & Hamlin have been awarded the highest gold medal at the Paris Exposition for their cabinet organs. Thirty best makers of the world were competitors.

Wanted. Sherman & Co., Marshal, 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.

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

Be wise and happy. If you will stop all your extravagant and wrong notions in doctoring yourself and families with expensive doctors or humbug cure-alls, that do harm always, and use only nature'’ simple remedies for all your ailments – you will be wise, well, and happy, and save great expense. The greatest remedy for this, the great, wise and good will tell you, is Hop Bitters – rely on it. See another column – Press.

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

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

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

Ask your druggist for Kalathine the great medicine for stomach, liver, and blood. Katherine Co., 39 Nassau St., N. Y.

Big pay – with Stencil outfits. What costs cts, sells rapidly for 50 cents. Catalogues free. S. M. Spencer, 12 Washington, St. Boston, Mass.

Opium habit and----(can’t read)

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

Kidder’s Pastilles – (can’t read)

$2500 a year guaranteed. Agents wanted. I have the best things for agents. Over 200 agents are now making from $2 to $15 a day. Send stamp for particulars. Rev. S. T. Buck, Milton, Northunberland Co., Pa.

Opium habit cured by B. M. Woollby. Atlanta , Ga. Reliable evidence given and references to cured patients and physician. Send for my book on the habit and its cure. Free.

Skin Diseases Cured. Prof H.—(cant’ read) Truth is mighty! (can’t read)

Fever and Ague Cure. Delay is dangerous. Neglect leads to death. (cant’ read)

EYE-WATER Positively strengthens the eyes; restores and improves the sight, allays inflammation; cures weak and sore eyes. Your physician cannot object to it. Price 50 cts. Postage stamps taken. Address J. C, hand, Gentl act. Box 104, Covington, Ky.

Ear Diseases 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. His success has given him a rational reputation, especially on running ears and catarrh. Call or send for his little book on the ear, its diseases and their treatment – free to all. His large book *530 pages) price $2.00 Address Dr. C. E. Shoemaker, Aural Surgeon, Reading, Pa.

Females – Dr. Marshal’s Uterine Catholicon – (Cant’ read)

Mason & Hamlin Cabinet Organs – Demonstrated to ---(cant’ read)

Ridge’s Food for Infants and invalids. Healthy child food insures robust manhood. Feed your children of Ridge’s Food. Ask your druggist for it. Trial cans 35 cents.

The Weekly Sun. A large eight-page paper, of 56 broad columns, will be sent postpaid to any address, one year, for one dollar. Address THE SUN, N. Y. City.

Moller’s Norwegian Cod-liver oil is perfectly pure. Pronounced the best at the highest medical authorities in the world. Given highest award at 12 world’s expositions, and at Paris 1878. Sold by druggists. W. S.---

In the Whole. List of medicines there are none that are equal to Hunts remedy for curing dropsy, Bright’s Disease, Kidney, bladder and urinary complaints. Hunt’s remedy cures excessive intemperance, general debility, gravel, diabetes, pain in the back, side or loins, and all diseases of the kidneys, bladder and urinary organs. Physicians prescribe Hunt’s remedy.

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.

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.

The Newest Music Books AMERICAN ANTHEM BOOK with 100 easy and good anthem (12 per doz) By J. H. Tenner and A. J. Abbey. Edited by A. N. Johnson. The anthems are exceptionally good, and sufficiently numerous to provide two for every Sunday in the year. DOW’S SACRED QUARTETS FOR MALE VOICES by Howard M. Dow. Price $2.00 Per dozen $18 Co. This is a fine collection, which furnishes excellent material for bringing out the talent of the male quartet that can now be formed in almost every choir. THE DELUGE. New Cantata – by St. Saens. Price in Boards $1.00 Paper 80 cts. This is just the time to adopt a Cantata for Chorus practice, and the Deluge has the advantage of good and striking music, and impressive words. Not difficult. PARLOR ORGAN INSTRUCTION BOOK. By A. N. Johnson Price $41.50. A complete easy instructor for Reed Organs, adapted exactly to the wants of those who wish to lean both easy light music and easy sacred music. Oliver Ditson & Co., Boston. C. H. Ditson & Co. 842 Broadway, n. Y. J. E. Ditson, & Co., 128 Chestnut, St. Phil.

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

Advertisers by Geo. P. Rowell & Co… (can’t read)

FRANK LESLIE’S POPULAR PUBLICATIONS FRANK LESLIES Illustrated Newspaper is a faithful record of current events, foreign and domestic, in the political, social, scientific and commercial world. As an entertaining and educational journal it is unequaled. It contains, besides the domestic and foreign news of the week, editorials, serial and short stories, personal gossip, et. Amusing cartoons and beautiful illustrations. It has nearly reached its semi-centennial volume. Published every Wednesday price 10 cents. Annual subscription $4, post paid. FRANK LESLIES’ POPULAR MONTHLY is remarkable for its excellence, cheapness and comprehensiveness, and its reputation is firmly established. The best living writers are among its contributors, its columns represent every department of literature, so that all tastes will be gratifies and all classes of reader derive entertainment and instruction form the varied contents, filling 128 quarto pages; over 100 engravings embellish each number, together with a handsome chromo frontispiece. Published on the 15th of every month, price 22 cents, or $3 per annum, post paid. FRANK LESLIE’S CHIMNEY CORNER – This beautiful periodical has, for nearly twenty years maintained it superiority over all competitors of a family journal, story paper and home fiend. New attractions are constantly presented, and the most popular writers contribute to it. The contents embrace serial novels, novelties, sketches, adventures, biographies, anecdotes, etc. Sixteen pages, eight of which are beautifully embellished. Published every Monday, price 10 cents. Annual subscription $1 postpaid. FRANK LESLIE’S SUNDAY MAGAZINE – This brilliant periodical is undoubtedly the cheapest Sunday magazine in the world; its merits have secured for it an immense circulation, and receives the warmest commendations of the religious and secular press. Pure and healthy in tone and teaching, strictly non sectarian, it induces principles of morality and virtues and presents the truth in its most attractive forms. There are interesting serials, short stories, adventures, essays, poems, and a miscellany embracing a large variety of subjects, 128 quarto pages and 100 illustrations in each number. Published on the 10th of every month. Price single copy, 25 cents, annual subscription $3 postpaid. FRANK LESLIES LADIES JOURNAL s the most popular artistic and entertaining of the weekly journals of fashion. Each number contains sixteen pages, with excellent pictures and full descriptions of the very interesting styles of ladies and children’s wear; useful information on family topics, select stories, poetry, fashionable intelligence personal chit chat, etc. Fashion plates are imported monthly from Pairs exclusively for the Lady’s Journal. Published every Friday, price 10 cents. Annual subscription $4 postpaid. FRANK LESLIE’S LADY’S MAGAZINE – The only complete Fashion Magazine in America. Its reports of the over varying styles of costumes, hats, bonnets, etc. are published simultaneously with those in the French journals, so that the subscribers receive the earliest information. The plain and colored fashion plates, imported monthly from Pairs are accompanied with accurate descriptions, and the illustrations are in the highest style of art. The literary department is of a varied and entertaining character. Published monthly; annual subscription $3.50 postpaid. FRANK LESLIE’S BUDGET – A magazine of humorous and sparkling stories tales of heroism, adventures and satire. A most entertaining publication of 95 quarto pages, filled with interesting stories, tales, stirring adventures startling incidents, anecdotes, etc. It is profusely and handsomely illustrated. Published monthly. Single copy 15 cents, annual subscription $1350 postpaid. FRANK LESLIE’S BOYS AND GIRLS WEEKLY. The oldest and best juvenile paper published. A constant succession of serial and short stories, full of fun, animation and brightness, and free from sensationalism. Portraits and sketches of distinguished pupils in the public schools, adventures, foreign travel, anecdotes, puzzles, etc. Each number is profusely illustrated. Published every Monday. Price, single number 5 cents, annual subscription $2.50 postage included. FRANK LESLIE’S PLEASANT HOURS – A monthly periodical containing literature of the most pleasing character, tales, narratives, adventures, poetry, etc. Every story is complete in each number and the pages abound with beautiful engravings and exceedingly delightful and entertaining reading. A pleasant hour can always be passed in its company. Price 15 cents a copy. Annual subscription $1.50 postpaid. FRANK LESLIE’S CHATTERBOX is expressly designed to pleas the eye with its wealth of pictures, and to entertain and instruct youthful readers with its carefully prepared literacy contents which will not fail to fix the attention of, and interest and instruct children of tender years. The Chatterbox should be in every household. Published monthly. Price only 10 cents a copy, or $1 a year, postage free. FRANK LESLIE’S PUBLISHING HOUSE, 53,55, and 57 Park Place, New York.

New Home Sewing Machine. Best in the world. Agents wanted everywhere. Address Johnson, Clark, & Co., 30 Union Square New York.

This claim House Established 1865 Pensions. New Law. Thousands of soldiers and heir entitled. Pensions date back to discharge or death. Time limited. Address with stamp, George E, Lemon, PO Drawer 395, Washington, D. C.

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

$3300 a year. How to make it.


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