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Vernon Clipper 21 Nov 1879

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




MISS JULIE JACKSON, the daughter of “Stonewall” Jackson, is now a 16-year-old schoolgirl in Baltimore. She is a tall and graceful young woman, with fair hair, a pretty complexion, beautiful large gray eyes, and gentle manner.

The plague of rats which infested the Deccan districts, in India, is rapidly being “wiped out.” Nearly one hundred thousand have been killed at Hubli, fifty thousand at Gadag, and seventy-five thousand at Nowgund. Very large numbers are being destroyed in the southern Maratha Country.

There is in the almshouse at Dublin, Ga., a woman whose skull bones have for years been gradually gaping open both at the longitudinal and the transverse sutures, leaving the brain unprotected save by the skin. One may place the finger in the tissues and plainly feel the throbbing of the brain. She keeps a handkerchief bound tightly round her head, complaining of great pain and she dreads lest it will burst open when the band is removed for a short time.

GEN. WALKER intends that the enumerators for the next census shall number one to every 4,000 inhabitants, instead of one to every 20,000, as formerly, and quicker work correspondingly will be made of it. He recommends that persons peculiarly fitted to know the population be selected, as assessors, postmasters in small places, school-masters and country physicians. In Germany and England, the schoolmasters are very much relied upon in taking the census, being well fitted by their daily habit of precise listing and registering.

A stroll into the burial-ground near the Congregational Church at Ludlow, Mass., is quite entertaining. One quaint epitaph for a 3-year old boy reads: With dysentery and with worms God did Death license give, To take away my precious soul And say I should not live.

Another for a matron of 33 years: Come, stop awhile, behold and see, The house for you as well as me, I once upon the earth did stay, But not long since was called away. The town was incorporated in 1771, but the oldest grave-stones are several years later.

Speaking of the tradition that Capt. Kidd buried treasure at the mouth of Fear River, the Wilmington (N. C.) Star says: “Even now the work goes on, and travelers over the country roads in that direction often see mysterious excavations by the roadside, and at night catch glimpses of weird-looking groups furtively plying the pick and the spade by the light of a torch in quest of the hidden treasure. The mysterious seekers for these hoards of the freebooters are generally colored people, whose cupidity and superstitious fancies are worked upon by so-called diviners of their own color. No one has ever head of their being rewarded for their toil and trouble, and in all probability no one ever will.

The clothes worn by one beauty at a recent English garden party are thus described: The upper portion, or body, which extended without change of substance to very nearly the knee, was composed of a coarsely knitted pink silk jersey, cut into the figure, and fitting it like the very tightest of eel-skins. The skirt was short; cashmere of the same color, kitted in folds, and apparently fastened on to the top part by a draped scarf, with long ends which was made of the same material as the body. As this last was laced up at the left side, and as the fair wearer kept her arm determinedly over the eyelet holes, large sums of money were wagered as the method by which she had managed to get into her dress, which, notwithstanding its eccentricity was certainly very effective and becoming. It is to be hoped, however, that before rashly adopting a costume of this order the virtuous British matron will seek the advice of some candid and unprejudiced female friend; for upon any thing but a sylph-like figure the effect would be ridiculous.

Educated, pretty and fashionable dressed women were not common in Nevada City, Cal., in 1854. Therefore the arrival of Madam Dumont in that mining town caused considerable excitement, for she was attractive in the three mentioned particulars. Besides, she was not more than 20 years old. She at once hired a corner in a large saloon and opened a faro game. The novelty of a woman dealing the cards drew many gamblers to her table, and her success was so great that she soon opened a large establishment, where a dozen games were kept going night and day. She gained the reputation of dealing honestly, was always smilingly polite, and the miners liked her – even held her in considerable respect. But her luck changed at last from good to bad, and she lost all her money. She spent a few years in other business in San Francisco, but could not recover her prosperity. A few weeks ago she borrowed $500 from an old friend and started for the mining region of Nevada, contemplating a new career as a gambler. She opened a faro game at Brodie, but it lasted only a few hours, when the bank was broken. She paid her losses in the old smiling manner, retired to an ante-room, swallowed poison, and died.

SITTING BULL KILLS A COW Norman Marion, who has just arrived at Winnipeg, from the plains, gives the following incident which occurred during the fight between the Sioux, under Sitting Bull, and the United States troops, on July 20 last. The Sioux, consisting of 200 lodges, had crossed the boundary in pursuit of buffalo, and were attacked by two companies of United States troops and about 150 Cheyenne and Crows. After a severe fight the Sioux retired to the British side of the line. An incident occurred while the hostile forces were opposed to each other which carries one’s thoughts back to the days of chivalry. It appears that a celebrated Crow warrior, a powerful man, son of a famous chief of that tribe, had long boasted to the Americans that he only desired to come in contact with Sitting Bull, and promised that, would such an opportunity occur, Sitting Bull should no longer trouble them. True to his word, while the forces were drawn up against each other, the warrior was seen to detach himself from the Crows and approach the Sioux, bearing a sort of flag of peace. One warrior then stepped out from the ranks of the Sioux, bearing a similar taken. Upon nearing each other the first brave asked if Sitting Bull was among them. The Sioux answered in the affirmative. He said he desired to meet him in single combat, a s he intended to kill him. This message being delivered, that renowned warrior started out to meet his adversary, each putting his horse to a gallop, and when within a short distance of each other, the Crow took aim at Sitting Bull, but his rifle missed fire. Sitting Bull then fired, and his opponent fell dead. Sitting Bull then dismounted, scalped his fallen foe, mounted upon his opponent’s horse, and deliberately retried to his own party. The horse itself is a valuable animal, and as famous among the Indians as the warrior himself. Thus Sitting Bull added as much luster to his name by the capture of the horse as by the death of his opponent. When the Sioux retreated across the Milk River into British Territory Sitting Bull, with eight warriors, constituted himself the rear-guard for the protection of the main body, and was himself the last to cross over.

THE SINKING OF A VESSEL BY A WHALE Since it has been generally conceded that the fish which foundered Capt. Larsen’s bark Columbia in mid-ocean by thumping a big hole in her port bow must have been a whale, popular interest in the accident has palpably decreased. In truth, it was hardly more the strange disaster itself than the possibility of a new and dangerous sea-monster being concerned in it that excited attention – some mysterious, powerful submarine creature, it was hoped, hitherto unknown and unexpected. Hence the opinion of one of the crew that a whale struck the vessel was at first scouted in favor of the more seductively indefinite statement of another that it was “a huge something with fins and tail.” All the evidence, however, is in favor of the whale theory, and it is conceivable that a big whale, going at full speed, could stave in the planks of an old craft like the Columbia. Had the vessel been insured, some persons might possibly have found ground for suspecting a voluntary scuttling, but she is said not to be insured. Besides, Capt. Larsen, who is a white-haired mariner, with candid eyes, broken English, and an honest smile, has inspired general confidence in his veracity. It is said that this is the first case of record of a vessel actually sunk by a whale. Perhaps it should rather be called the first case of a sunken vessel whose crew escaped to tell the story. May not more than one vessel that has sailed and ver been heard of have fallen a victim to this form of disaster? – [New York Sun]

A WHITE RAINBOW The citizens of Mt. Washington who were astir at 6:30 o’clock yesterday morning enjoyed a view of a white rainbow. At this hour a dense fog in the Miami Valley was wafted over the hills by a gentle breeze from the north. As it drifted over Mt. Washington, the sun, then about an hour high, partially penetrated the bank, and a large, beautiful and distinct rainbow, or fogbow, was visible on the western sky, forming a complete arch from north to south, as marked and plain as any rainbow, except that it was entirely white – [Cincinnati Commercial]


CURE FOR HICCOUGH – Under this title, Dr. Grellet of Vichy states, in the Revue Medicale, that he has never failed in immediately relieving hiccough – i.e., not dependent upon any appreciable morbid condition – by administering a lump of sugar imbibed with vinegar.

CHLORAL IN WHOOPING-COUGH – Dr. C. H. Smith reports that in two hundred cases of this disease treated with chloral, he has in every case noticed a marked alleviation of the symptoms and shortening of the period of the disease. Only one case lasted seven weeks, and the majority of the cases were well in from two to six weeks. No other remedy was given. – [N. Y. Medical Journal]

VENTILATION – A simple device, says the Plumber, is within the reach of every one having an ordinary window in his room, by which fresh outer air can be admitted in small quantity with such an upward current as will prevent its being felt as an injurious draft by the inmates. It is particularly adapted to sleeping rooms when the weather is too cold to admit of an open window. Thus, start both top and bottom sashes of the window half an inch, which is not quite enough to clear the rebate or stop-beads at top and bottom, but which leaves an opening of an inch between the meeting rails, thorough which a current enters, but diverted upward by the glass, as it should be, so as not to fall directly to the floor, as its coolness might otherwise induce it to do. It thus becomes well mixed with the air of the room without being felt as a draft.

AMMONIACAL SULPHATE OF COPPER IN NEURALGIA – Dr. Fercol has found several times obstinate cases of neuralgia of the fifth nerve, tie-donloureaux, which had resisted and completely cured by the administration of ammonical sulphate of copper. The formula employed is the following: Distilled water, 100 grammes, sirup of orange flower or peppermint, 30 grammes; ammoniacal sulphate of copper, 0.10 to 0.15 centigramme, to be taken in the course of 24 hours, especially during food, in order to avoid irritating the stomach. In one patient, the dose was raised to 60 centigrammes a day without any other inconvenience than slight gastric pain and a little diarrhea. The medium dose was 0.10 to 0.15 centigramme, which should be continued from 10 to 15 days, even after the complete disappearance of the pains – [London Medical Record]

PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF STRONG EMOTIONS – The influence of anger on the liver secretion has been recognized from ancient times – an outburst having often resulted in a lilious fever. Bad news affects the secretions of the stomach, so as frequently to take away the appetite. Sudden fear may cause instantaneous death by shock, the nerves of the heart being paralyzed as by a blow. Great good news may act in the same way. Dr. Hammond of New York, in his admirable little work “Cerebral Hyperacmia,” says that he human saliva may be changed by rage to a powerful poison, and that the mother’s milk may be similarly transformed by fear. A family having eaten a roe-buck which had been so captured as to die only after a long and agonizing struggle, all were taken with severe disturbance of the stomach and head – the symptoms in many respects resembling those from the bite of a rabid animal. The man lost his sight for several days and was affected with other remarkable symptoms from which he was restored only after some months. His wife died after two years of great suffering. Those who ate but little were soon cured. Dr. Hammond believes that the flesh of all animals which have been tortured to death is poisonous. Universal self-control is a condition of bodily health, as much as it is of moral excellence. Even strong religious feelings have their dangers. – [Youth’s Companion.]

MALARIAL POISON – A writer in the Practitioner finds a general consensus of opinion among Salisbury, Tommasi-Crudeli, Cohn, Lanzi, and Terrigi as to the vegetable nature of malarious poison, although they differ as to the exact species of algae composing it. Besides the curious intermissions of ague, there are other points about malaria which seem puzzling. One of these is the way in which malaria may again exert its power after a long integral when the system becomes depressed from other causes. Lussana observed that poisons taken into the stomach do not at once pass into the general circulation, and indeed when taken in small quantities may never get into it at all. When the poison in the portal circulation is to great, the liver is unable to return the whole of it, and so a part of it passing into the systemic circulation will reach the nerve centers and thus produce its poisonous effects. What is true of metallic poisons Lussanan believes is also true of ague poison. If he is correct, an explanation is afforded of such cases as men who escaped illness when in malarial districts but died afterward of malarial fever in places where there is no malaria. Some reaction or depressing influence had been at work which afford the development in their systems of the disease spores and their passage into the general circulation. The beneficial action of emetics and purgatives as aids to quinine is due to the removal they effect of a quantity of bile, and with it probably a number of spores, leaving those spores that remain quite controllable by quinine. In Morocco, where quinine is not readily obtained, ague is cured by emetics and purgatives alone.

THE QUIET WAY THE BEST The best administrative officers are those who make their authority felt with as few words as possible, and never display it unnecessarily. Men who are competent to command – “born leaders” as they are called – have no occasion to exact obedience from subordinates, for no one ever thinks of disobeying them. While those who do not possess the faculty only display their weakness in their efforts to appear important and impressive. The story is told of a man who had a large number of pigs in a pen near his house, and made it his practice to go out every evening and “stir them up” with a club, to the great annoyance of the pigs and the disturbance of the neighbors. One of these remonstrated with him one morning, asking why he treated his pigs in such a cruel manner. “Because,” he answered, “I want them to know I am boss.” There are to many men in every community whose idea of executive ability is exactly on a par with this. They bluster and splurge and “stir things up” generally, convinced that such foolish parade of authority will convince those unfortunate enough to be under them that they are “boss,” whereas, the fact is that it served to convince all concerned that they are fools. And the time comes at length when those who are over them find it out, and they are dropped. The quiet way is the best, after all. – [Boston Transcript]

LUXURIOUS LEADVILLE LADIES The Leadville ladies must be a luxurious lot from the following, in the Chronicle of that city: “There was a time when rich men’s wives and daughters in New York and other cities on the Eastern frontier used to be richly dressed. This way during and immediately after the war. The other day a large consignment of the costly jewels worn by the New York social belles during the times that were good came to Leadville to be sold. Such consignments have been common in the last few weeks. Through reverses in fortune the high-toned ladies of New York are compelled to sell. Through great and unexpected prosperity the ladies of Leadville think they must buy, and to hear of Mrs. So and So, or Miss ---, the daughter of one of the Kittie Krocker Mine owners, paying two or three thousand dollars for a pair of ear-rings, or four thousand dollars for a brace of bracelets, or two thousand for a finger-ring, is nothing uncommon. One house in this city is now wholly engaged in bringing to Leadville the most costly jewels that can be found in the Eastern markets, and during the season now at hand there will be ball-room scenes in Leadville that will dazzle.”

IN THE CHICAGO ART GALLERY It was a lady with a check shawl, a reticule and a squint who flounced out of the art rooms on yesterday afternoon with a remark that “It’s an outrage that them there figgers ain’t got no clo’s on.” Her husband, a stoop-shouldered man with a low-crowned, wide-rimmed soft hat, a rumpled necktie, long coat, short “pants” and a beard under his chin, remonstrated. “Don’t make a fool ayerself right afore folks,” said he. But the dame was angered. “It’s a sin an’ a shame,” she persisted, and her off eye twitched further out of true in the excess of her indignation. “It’s an insult to every woman that comes here, an’ what they’ve got on is wuss’n though they didn’t have nothin’” “Will you keep still?” mildly pleaded the old man. “No, I won’t,” said she. “An’ the sooner you take me out o’this Sodom an’ Gomorrer the better for both on us, I guess.” – [Chicago Times]

FOR THE FIRST time in seven years the peach trees of New England produced a fine crop this year.

FLIES WORK from sun to sun, but the mosquito’s work is never done.


JIMMY’S CRUISE IN THE PINAFORE (We extract the following from a short story by Louise May Alcott, in St. Nicholas for October. A poor Boston boy named James Nelson has a sick little sister, Kitty, whom nothing but country air will revive; but his mother is too poor to take her out of the hot and dirty city. So Jimmy sits and sorrows about it, until at last he makes up his mind to hire himself out to a ship’s Captain, and with his wages, paid in advance, send Kitty to get well among the cool, green fields.] Little did desperate Jimmy guess what ship he would really said in, nor what a prosperous voyage he was about to make, for help was coming that very minute, as it generally does sooner or later, to generous people who are very much in earnest. First a shrill whistle was heard, at the sound of which he looked up quickly; then a rosy-faced girl of about his own age came skipping down the street, swinging her hat by one string; and, as Jimmy watched her approach, a smile began to soften the grim look he wore, for Willy Bryant was his best friend and neighbor, being full of courage, fun and kindliness. He nodded and made room for her on the step, the place they usually occupied at spare moments when they got lessons and recounted their scrapes to one another. But tonight Willy seemed possessed of some unusually good piece of news which she chose to tell in her own lively fashion, for, instead of sitting down, she began to dance a sailor’s hornpipe, singing gayly: “I’m little Buttercup, sweet little Buttercup,” till her breath gave out. “What makes you so jolly, Will?” asked Jimmy as she dropped down beside hima nd fanned herself with the ill-used hat. “Such fun – you’ll never guess – just what we wanted – if your mother only will! You’ll dance, too, when you know,” panted the girl, smiling like a substantial sort of a fairy come to bring good luck. “Fire away, then. It will have to be extra nice to set me off. I don’t feel a bit like jigs now,” answered Jimmy, as the gloom obscured his face again, like a cloud over the sun. “You know ‘Pinafore?” began Will, and getting a quick nod for an answer, she poured forth the following tale with great rapidity: “Well, some folks are going to get it up with children to do it, and they want any boys and girls that can sing to go and be looked at tomorrow, and the good ones will be picked out, and dressed up, and taught how to act, and have the nicest time that ever was. Some of our girls are going, and so am I, and you sing and must come, too, and have some fun. Won’t it be jolly?” “I guess it would; but I can’t. Mother needs me every minute out of school,” began Jimmy, with a shake of the head, having made up his mind some time ago that he must learn to do without fun. “But we shall be paid for it,” cried will, clapping her hands with the double delight of telling the best part of her story, and seeing Jimmy’s sober face clear suddenly as if the sun had burst forth with great brilliancy. “Really? How much? Can I sing well enough?” and he clutched her arm excitedly, for this unexpected ray of hope dazzled him. He was so excited he could not sleep, and beguiled the long hours by humming under his breath all the airs he knew belonging to the already popular opera. Next morning he flew about his work as if for a wager, and when Will came for him there was not a happier heart in all the city than the hopeful one that thumped under Jimmy’s threadbare best jacket. Such a crowd of boys and girls as they found at the hall where they were told to apply for inspection! Such a chirping and piping went on there, it sounded like a big cage full of larks and linnets! And by and by, when the trial was over, such a smiling troop of children as was left to be drilled by the energetic gentlemen who had the matter in hand! Among this happy band stood our Jimmy, chosen for his good voice, and Will, because of her bright face and lively self-possessed manner. When the grand day came at last, and the crew of jolly young stars stood ready to burst forth with the opening chorus, We sail the ocean blue, Our saucy ship’s a beauty, We’re gallant men and true, And bound to do our duty! Jimmy hardly knew whether he stood on his head or his heels at first, for, in spite of many rehearsals, every thing seemed changed. Instead of daylight, gas shone everywhere, the empty seats were full, the orchestra played splendidly, and when the curtain rose, a sea of friendly faces welcomes them, and the pleasant sound of applause made the hearts under the blue jackets dance gayly. How those boys did sing! How their eyes shone, and their feet kept time to the familiar strains! With what a relish they hitched up their trousers and lurched about, or saluted and cheered as the play demanded! With what interest they watched the microscopic midshipmate, listened to Ralph as his sweet voice melodiously told the story of his hapless love, and smiled on pretty Josephine who was a regular bluebird without the scream. That was the beginning of may busy, happy weeks for both the children; weeks which they long remembered with great pleasure, as did older and wiser people, for that merry, innocent little opera proved that theaters can be made the scenes of harmless amusement, and opened to a certain class of young people a new and profitable field for their talents. So popular did this small company become that the piece went on to the summer vacation, and was played in the morning as well as afternoon, to satisfy the crowds who wished to see and hear it. But long before that time, Able Seaman James Nelson had sent his family out into the country: mother begging Will to take good care of her dear boy till he could join them, and his siter Kitty throwing back kisses as she smiled good-bye with cheeks already rosier for all the comforts “brother” had earned for her. Jimmy would not desert his ship while she floated, but managed to spend his Sundays our of town, often taking Will with him as first mate, and thank to her lively tongue, friends were soon made for the newcomers. When the last day came, he was in such spirits that he was found doing double-shuffles in corners, hugging the midshipmite, who was a little chap of about Kitty’s age, and treating his messmates to peanuts with a lavish hand. Will had her hornpipe, also, when the curtain was down, kissed everyone of the other “sister, cousins, and aunts,” and jointed lustily in the rousing farewell cheers given by the crew. A few hours later, a cheerful looking boy might have been seen trudging toward one of the railway stations. A new hat, brave in blue steamers, was on his head, a red balloon struggled to escape from one hand, a shabby carpet bag, stuffed full, was in the other, and a pair of shiny shoes creaked briskly as if the feet inside were going on a very pleasant errand. About this young traveler, who walked with a sailor-like roll and lurch, reveled a little girl chattering like a magpie, and occasionally breaking into song as if she couldn’t help it. “Be sure you come next Saturday. It won’t be anything like such fun if you don’t go halves,” said the boy, beaming at his lively companion as he handed down the impatient balloon which seemed inclined to break from its moorings. “Yes, I know That is so!” hummed the girl with a skip to starboard that she might bear a hand with the bag. “Keep some cherries for me, and don’t forget to give Kit the doll I dressed for her.” “I shouldn’t have been going myself if it hadn’t been for you, Will. I never shall forget that, ”said Jimmy, whom intense satisfaction rendered rather more sedate than his friend. “Running away to sea is great fun.” “With a tar that plows the water” sung Will in spite of herself. “And a gallant captains daughter,” echoed Jimmy, smiling cross the carpet-bag. Then both joined in an irresistible chorus of “Dash it! Dash It!” as a big man nearly upset them and a dog barked madly at the balloon. Being safely landed in the train, Jimmy hung out of the window till the last minute discussing his new prospects with Will, who stood on tiptoe outside bubbling over with fun. “I’ll teach you to make butter and cheese and you shall be my dairy woman, for I mean to be a farmer,” he said, just as the bell rang. “All right, I’d like that ever so much,” and then the irrepressible madcaup burst out to the great amusement of the passengers: “For you might have been a Sooshan A French or Turk or Prooshan, Or perhaps Ital-I-yan” At this Jimmy could not resist shouting back as the train began to move: But in spite of all temptations To belong to other nations, I’m an Amer-I-can, Then he subsided, to think over the happy holiday before him and the rich cargo of comfort, independence and pleasure he had brought home from his successful cruise in the “Pinafore.”

A THOUSAND pounds of powder was exploded in a quarry near Reading, Pa., loosening about 30,000 tons of stone at one blast.


THE VERNON CLIPPER ALEXANDER COBB, Editor and Proprietor ALEX. A. WALL, Publisher $1.50 per annum FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1879

Some girls in Berlin who were going to church were attacked at the church door by a mouse and driven away. What kind of a church do they have there in Berlin that no young men are stationed at the door to protect the young ladies from mice? At every church that we ever attended there is always a guard of young men stationed on each side of the entrance for this purpose. - [Ex.]

Any doubts existing regarding the resumption of specie payment would be dissolved by a visit to the First National Bank of Montgomery, and a sight of the stacks of ten and twenty dollar gold pieces there, which the officers were using yesterday in payment of checks. Cashier Campbell says that it is difficult to pay out nearly all customers preferring paper. It is the old story of the Frenchmen presenting his check at the bank during a panic, and when offered the money said, “Oh, if you got him I no want him; if you no got him I must have him.” – [Mont Adv.

Vaccination is becoming general in China. One of the most serious objections to it yet remaining is curious. Chinese mammas are unwilling to permit the arms of their daughters to be scratched with the lancet, because, unless a Chinese girl has a few marks on her face, giving evidence that she has passed through small pox, she is considered as lacking one of the chief qualifications of a marriageable maiden. The vaccination scar is still hardly deemed a sufficient promise of future immunity from the disease by the Benedicts of the Flowery Land.

A singular coincidence recently occurred at Lafayette, Ga. An elderly lady, while out at her cow pen, by some mishap fell over a rail and broke the cap of her thigh bone. She sent for her sister, who went out next morning to perform the same work and had the misfortune to fall over the same rail, breaking a bone just as her sister had done. They both now lie in beds in the same room, without much hope of ever again being able to walk.

A singular case is to be tried in the Gilmer, Georgia, Superior Court next week. About a year ago a showman was exhibiting a trained monkey in that county. Among other tricks, the monkey had been taught to fire a pistol. The showman handed the animal a pistol and told it to “shoot the ugliest man in the crowd.” Some mischievous boys had put shot into the pistol, and when the monkey picked out his man, fired, the shot took effect, and slightly wounded the ugly man, who pulled out his knife, cut the monkey’s throat, and whipped the showman. The monkey died next day. The ugly man was indicted.

A man in Kansas who represented himself as a “practical farmer,” visited all the fairs with a prize pumpkin, and took the premiums every time. It measured 7 feet around and weighed 230 pounds. Several days ago, at Council Grove a rival farmer attempting to tap the pumpkin in the absence of its owner, to get some of the seeds, and discovered that it was made of wood. This beats the ingenious Connecticut invention of bass wood cucumber seed.

Two women at Union, Tenn., had a duel in regular man style. They both fired at the word, and one hit a boy who was climbing over the fence with a watermelon, and the other hit a calf in the field. Both having drawn blood, the acknowledged that hey had received satisfaction.

One of the boasted inventions is a milk pail so built that the milker can sit on one portion of it during the operation, to prevent the cow kicking it over. That may do in ordinary cases, but we’ve known cows that would glory in such a chance to kick both pail and milker over the fence.

THEY COULDN’T MAKE HIM SPEAK From the Providence Journal They had a dime supper in the neighborhood of Pawtucket, conceived and carried out by the ladies. The condition of this novel supper are there: For every word spoken by the gentlemen at the supper table a forfeit of ten cents was imposed; but on the other hand (as duties are always compensated with rights and restrictions with privilege) it was agreed that whoever could weather the whole supper, submitting to all queries, surprises and ingenious questions without replying, should be entitled to it gratuitously. Many and frequent were the artifices and subterfuges resorted to by the ladies in attendance to entrap the unguarded, and one after another stout and discreet men went down before the constant volley of artful interrogations. At last all fee out and paid the dime penalty save one individual – a queer chap whom nobody seemed to know. He attended strictly to business, and passed unheeded the jokes and jibes and challenges. They quizzed him, but all in vain. He wrestles with turkey and grappled with the goose. He bailed out the cranberry sauce with an unswerving hand, and he ate celery as the Scriptural vegetarian at grass; and finally, when he had finished his fifth piece of pie, he whipped out a pocket slate and wrote on it: “I am deaf and dumb.”

BE SHORT Long visits, long stories, long essays, long exhortations and long prayers seldom profit those who have to do with them. Life is short. Time is short. Moments are precious. Learn to condense, abridge, and intensify. We can hear things that are dull, if they are only short. We can endure many an ache and ill if it is over soon, while even pleasure grows insipid, and pain intolerable, if they are protracted beyond the limits of reason and convenience. Learn to be short; lop off branches; stick of the main facts in your case. If you pray, ask for what you think you will received, and get through. If you speak, tell your message and hold your peace. Boil down two sentences into one, and three words into two. Always, when practicable, avoid lengthiness. Learn to be short.

Mr. Garfield, in a recent speech, said: “I would clasp hands with those who fought against us, make them my brethren, and forgive the past, only on one supreme condition: That it be admitted in practice, acknowledged in theory, that the cause for which we fought and you suffered, was and is and forever will be right, eternally right. That the cause for which they fought was and forever will be the cause of treason and wrong. Until this is acknowledged may hand shall never grasp any rebel’s hand across any chasm, however small.” And this is the gentleman whom we invited to address out two commercial bodies at Mobile. At the South we have an unhappy faculty of throwing pearls before swine. – {Mobile Register]

JAMES NASH went into his log barn at Richmond, Va., with his lighted candle. He was drunk. A heavy bale of hay, against which he stumbled, fell against the door, and the candle ignited it. The fire spread fast. Nash yelled for help, but his family could not get his out, though they could see him through the wide cracks between the logs. They threw water into the building, but that only retarded the fire slightly. Nash worked desperately in his fiery prison, trying to roll the bale away from the door, and to put out the flames by shoveling corm on them. He was driven into a corner and there slowly roasted to death.

One thousand students sailed from the grounds of the University at Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Wednesday night and attempted to overawe the citizens. Fire bells were rung, the malitia companies turned out and a riot ensued. A number of the students were battered severely, and ten of them were lodged in jail.

The Ashville Aegis contains the following letter from a mother of the vicinity in relation to the wonderful sense and presence of mind of her child three years old; almost too wonderful to believe. “On the evening of the 16th inst., my little babe, aged three years, while playing in the yard, fell into a well which was covered with plank, laid loose, carrying a short plank with him, the well being between 25 to 30 feet deep and containing some 8 to ten feet of water. Hearing the noise of the plank, I ran to see the cause, and on reaching the well I was just in time to see him rise to the tope of the water. I was alone, save three other little children, who I sent for help. I had amid all the anguish of my soul, presence of mind enough to let the bucket down, and to tell him to take hold of it, which he did. After some minutes he let loose from weakness, sank again, except his little head. I lowered the bucket lower, telling him to take hold of the rope. he ran his hand through a ring tied on for the purpose of sinking the bucket, and caught the bail. And there he held on for one and a half hours, begging me all the time in his baby talk, to come down and help him out. I would say: “Hold on, Bobbie,” “I will,” he would reply. At length a lady came to my assistance. We took a rope and made a noose on the end of it, and on letting it down, told him what to do. He put his foot through the noose, drawing it up around his knee. I asked him if he could hold on. He said he could hold on to the bucket, “draw me out!” He, holding the bucket, the rope around his leg, I telling him not to let go, we drew him up, until I could reach his little shivering hands. Thus I saved my little babe from drowning. Safe to my breast I clasped his little shivering body, and praised God for His mercies.”

As Mr. WATT AUSTILL, a well known and highly resected citizen of Lowndes County, was returning to his home from Farmersville, a few nights ago, a dastardly assault was made upon him from the rear with clubs by two stout negroes. He was quickly stunned by the first blows that he was unable to defend himself, and being at the mercy of the cowardly assailants, was horribly beaten and bruised about the face and body. He was left by his assailants lying in the road in an insensible condition. It was several hours afterwards when he was found in this condition, and the injuries he received were generally believed to be fatal, but he has fortunately improved very fast and is now on the way to recovery. The Hayneville Examiner, referring to this fiendish assault, says: “It could not at first be conjectured who had attacked a peaceful and inoffensive citizen in so brigandish a manner, but subsequent developments pointed to two negroes of the neighborhood, JOHN FLICKLIN and HILLIARD BONEAU, as the perpetrators of the outrage. In the hands of the former was found a bridle which was identified as one Mr. Austill had recently purchased, and which was one the horse at the time of the attack. A warrant was issued for his arrest, as also for HILLARD BONEAU, who was proven to be implicated. They confessed having committed the crime, but could not state any therefore. And the fact the Mr. Austill is prosecuting JOHN FICKLIN in the Circuit Court, for larceny in the only reason that can be conjectured. Ficklin is now lodged in the Hayneville jail, but Hilliard Boneau escaped from his captors.

In the expense account of the city of London is a charge of nearly ten thousand dollars for a dinner to Grant, while a like charge of only eighteen dollars is made for a reception of the Prince of Wales. Really we didn’t think whisky and things cost so much in London!


Tuscumbia Alabamian: Mr. W. A. WALKER’S store, at Chickasaw, was broken into, last week, and robbed of $535 in money. The thieves were captured, tried, and convicted, but were released upon refunding the money.

Also: HEADLY COCKBURN shot JNO. THOMAS with a double barrel shotgun, killing him almost instantly, on R. E. COCKBURN’S place. The difficulty grew out of a horse trade.

Eufala Times: On Tuesday morning last, about 11 o’clock, a little three year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. DANIEL WILKINSON, who live in the neighborhood of Drigger’s Mill, in this county, was burned to death. The father was out in the field, and the mother had gone down the road a short distance to a turnip patch to get a mess of turnips for dinner, leaving her little daughter in the house, and while returning to the house, she saw her child running down the road toward her and in flames, but it fell in the road under its intense pain before its mother reached it. Of course, Mrs. Wilkinson rushed to it with a mother’s instinct and affection and she extinguished the fire as quickly as possible, but the little one was burned to a crisp nearly all over, and after lingering for a few hours in great agony, died of its injuries. It was indeed, a most heart-rending and terrible accident, and it is not known how the child’s clothing took fire. It should be a fearful warning to all parents, never to leave a little child or children alone in a house where there is fire, a pistol, knife, or anything dangerous within their reach.

A shocking and heart-rending tragedy took place at Spring Hill, in Barbour County, on Tuesday night. Mr. GEORGE P. CRYMES, a gentleman of great worth and high character, received a death wound at the hands of his brother under the following circumstances: A few nights ago a burglar attempted to enter the residence of Mr. Crymes brother, but the latter succeeded in driving him off without having lost anything. When Mr. P. Crymes reached his brother’s residence Tuesday night, the family had retired, and as Mr. Crymes was familiar with the place, he started to enter the house without awakening the family. As he was hard of hearing, he did not hear his brother’s voice when the latter hailed him. As he kept on going into the house, his brother supposed him to be the same burglar who had previously attempted to enter the house or another one, and then notified him if he did not answer he would shoot him. Mr. C. still not hearing, his brother then fired upon him with a double-barrel shot gun, and a load of small shot entered his breast, no doubt some striking the vital parts, as he expired shortly afterwards. No one can picture the anguish of the brother when he discovered who it was that had been shot. Every one sympathizes with him. The deceased was universally esteemed by all who knew him. – [Mont. Adv.

Yesterday afternoon, about one o’clock, as Mr. JNO. W. SHEPHERD was crossing Court Square, near the basin his shot gun, which he was carrying on his shoulder, by some mysterious means discharged itself. MR. R. G. BARRY, who was ascending the steps leading to the “Advertiser” editorial rooms, came very near receiving a portion of the load of the shot discharged from the gun, as a hand full or more buried themselves in the stair railing into the window frame, where they buried themselves. Mr. Barry had just passed the point where the shot struck, but a moment. A negro man, employed in this office, also passed up about the time. It was one of the luckiest escapes from an accident on record. How the gun was discharged is one of those mysteries which will probably never be unraveled. It was fortunate that the shot ranged upward, as the streets were crowded about that time. – [Mont. Adv.]

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.



Mr. J. A. POE, of Tupelo, Miss., is on a visit to see his three little children, who reside with their grandparents, Judge and Mrs. ALEX COBB.

DIED – On the evening of the 15th inst., at his home in Vernon, little CHARLIE P. MORTON, son of DR. W. L. and E. J. MORTON, aged 13 years. Surely one of God’s noblest children has gone up higher. To the bereaved parents, brothers and sister, we tender our heartfelt sympathy, and entreat them to hope one, hope ever until the perfect day, when they will by the grace of God meet little Charlie in one large happy family, and dwell forever in celestial peace.

On Friday, the 14th inst, as JOSEPH WEBB, of Pine Spring Beat was on his way home from Aberdeen, his team took fright, ran away from the wagon and killed him almost instantly. He was a good citizen, and leaves a wife and children to mourn his death.

We are requested by REV. MR. A. J. JONES, agent for the American Bible Society, to announce to all persons in need of Bibles and Testaments, to call at MR. A. A. SUMMERS store, where they will find a well selected lot, cheap.

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

MR. ALLEN JORDAN was elected Marshall of the city of Tuesday night last. No doubt, Allen will make a good officer.

COL. ROBT. MCKEE, the Governor’s private Secretary and keeper of the capitol, returned to the State Treasury his four month’s pay as keeper of the capitol, because the legislature failed to make the necessary appropriation for that period.

“There is nothing like settling down,” said a retired merchant confidently to his neighbor. “When I gave up business I settled down, and found I had quite a comfortable fortune. If I had settled up I shouldn’t have had a cent.”

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.

Europeans say that they can always tell an American woman by her feet, which are usually smaller and better dressed than the feet of women of other nationalities.

A congregation, anxious to get rid of their pastor, were considerably perplexed how to do it without hurting his feelings. After considerable discussion they concluded to inform him they were obliged to reduce his salary. A delegation was appointed to wait for him and notify him of the fact. “Brethren,” was the reply, “I have been with you in prosperity and I will never desert you in adversity.”

During the late epidemic at Memphis there were 1,521 cases of fever and 473 deaths – the percentage of mortality being about 31 percent.

Three hundred and thirty-five European Mormons, en route for Salt Lake, arrived in New York, the 18th of October.

Knowledge cannot be acquired without pains and application------is troublesome,” and like-----for pure waters, but when -----come to the spring, it -----to meet you. (NOTE: CAN’T READ)

A little girl passing the Washington Statue asked a lady ---- if Washington was buried there. “No,” said the lady. “Where is he buried?” asked the child. “I don’t know,” replied the lady. “Then you don’t read your Bible much,” said the little innocent.

Buder Brothers, of Columbus, Miss., are staunch Jewelers, and we are pleased to speak of them. Go and see them. They advertise, as will be seen elsewhere.

The President has issued a proclamation, appointing Thursday, the 27th of November, a day of Thanksgiving and prayer.

A young lady of New York was married the other day in the wedding gown of her grandmother, made seventy years ago, without any alteration, and so similar were the styles no one knew but what it was a new one made for the occasion.

HON. J. E. COBB, Judge of the Ninth Alabama Judicial Circuit, has entered suit against the Tuskegee railroad for $40,000 damage. Judge Cobb had his foot badly mashed by a hand car on the road last fall, hence the suit.

MR. WILSON SHEPHERD, of Northport, while feeding his cotton gin, on the 9th, had his fore arm caught in the teeth and severed from the body, from the effect of which he died on the 12th.

A woman applied for a situation recently, with her clothes dripping like a water spout. On being asked as to her condition she said she understood the lady of the house wanted a wet nurse, and she had come ready for service.

A body was found last week on the shore of Lake Michigan, near Miller’s station, and identified, from the description given by dispatches from WM. E. BURR, as the remains of his brother, GEORGE BURR, who ascended in the balloon, Pathfinder, with Prof. WISE.

Mr. H. A. SANBORN, of this place, has a banana tree, six years old, that has been blooming within the last two weeks, and has now four clusters of fruit on it – the larger containing ten bananas. As the tree is now unprotected, and the fruit nothing like grown, it is not likely to mature before frost. The tree is quite a curiosity in this latitude. It has leaves on it fully 5 feet in length. The tree is about ten feet high, and probably four inches in diameter. The blooms, when they first open, are very pretty. – [Greensboro Beacon]

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

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

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

NON-RESIDENT NOTICE State of Alabama, Lamar County Circuit Court, Fall Term 1879 GEORGE G. WEIR, Executor of the last Will and Testament of DIADEMA COX, deceased. vs Attachment RICHARD H. COX Came the Plaintiff by his attorney and Defendant shown to be a non-resident of this state. It is ordered by the Court that notice be given to the Defendant of this attachment and levy of same on lands of Defendant by publication in the Vernon Clipper a weekly newspaper published in this county for four consecutive weeks, and that a copy of said notice be sent to the defendant if his post office can be ascertained. A true copy of the Minutes. This 19th Nov. 1879 JAMES MIDDLETON Clerk Circuit Court for Lamar County

NOTICE All persons are hereby notifies not to credit my wife, SARAH THOMPSON on my account, or any one else without a written order from me, as I will not pay any debt contracted by her from this date. Oct. 31st, 1879. MARVEL THOMPSON

ADMINISTRATOR’S SALE By virtue of an order and decree of the Probate Court of Lamar County, Alabama, I will offer for sale one the premises on the 5th day of December nest, the following real estate to wit: NE ¼ of SE ¼ and SE ¼ of NE ¼ and N ½ of NE ¼, Sec. 19, T 15, R 16 West, as the lands belonging to the estate of WILLIAM CORBETT, deceased. Terms of sale one tenth in cash, the remainder on a credit of one two three and four years with equal installments. This 7th day of November, 1879 GEORGE S. EARNEST, County Admr.

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SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of a venditioni exponas issued by W. G. MIDDLETON, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Lamar County, I will offer for sale for cash at the Court House door of said county on the 1st day of December next, the following tract of land, to wit: E ½ of SW ¼ and W ¼ of SE ¼ and SE ¼ of SE ¼ Sec. 29, T 13 R 14, levied on as the property of J. F. HAWKINS, and will be sold to satisfy said venditioni exponsas, in favor of G. C. BURNS. Sale within usual hours. This 24th day of October, 1879. D. J. LACY Sheriff, L. C.

ADMINISTRATOR’S SALE Letters of Administration was this day granted to the undersigned, by HON. ALEXANDER COBB, Judge of Probate, for Lamar County, on the Estate of WOODY BAILEY, late of said county, deceased. This is to notify all persons holding claims against said estate to present the same properly proven up within the time prescribed by law, or they will be forever bared. All persons indebted to said estate will make payment to me. THOS. W. SPRINGFIELD, Admr.

NOTICE On Tuesday 2nd day of December next, I will sell to the highest bidder 80 acres of land, on the Military Road, Eighteen miles N E of Columbus. There is on the place a roomy dwelling, kitchen and dining room, all framed buildings. Situated on Military road near by the junction of the Jasper and Vernon road. Terms one third cash, the balance one and two years credit. Eighty or two hundred and forty acres more can be purchased privately if desired, on the above named terms. The sale will be on the place at twelve o’clock. There will be no by-bidder, the place will sell. JESSE CALDWELL. Oct. 29, 1879.

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

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.

A WORD TO THE AFFLICTED The most miserable human being in the world is that person suffering with a shaking chill of a burning fever. The joys of life are but a misery to his mind, and he longs for a balm to go restore him to health. The cure is at hand for every sufferer. The greatest of all medicines. Cuban Chill Tonic the Great West Indies Fever and Ague Remedy cures Chills and Fever, billiousness, and liver complaint every time. It blots out disease, carries off malarial poison, and restores the sufferer to health, strength and happiness. Try Cuban Chill Tonic, the Great West Indies Fever and Ague Remedy, if you suffer with chills and fever, and be cured. Take no other medicine. Cuban Chill Tonic will cure you and give you health. Get a bottle from your druggist W. L. MORTON & Bro., and try it.

Parker’s Santonine Worm Lozenges are the best of all worm medicine. Thousands of mothers, all over the land, give their children Parker’s Santonine Worm Lozenges. Try them, at W. L. MORTON & BRO.

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

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.

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


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. Snuff and tobacco. Irish potatoes. Parties owing us will please come forward and settle up their accounts. Any of our friends who have traded with us liberally in the past can get any of the above mentioned goods at LOW prices for cash. We return thanks to our friends for the liberal patronage they have given us and hope they will continue the same.

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JAPANESE CARPENTERS Japanese carpenters – a number of whom have been exhibiting their skill in fitting up the stage of a San Francisco theater for a company of gymnast from Yeddo – have an advantage over American mechanics, in the fact that they have hour hands instead of two, their toes being as handy as their fingers, but they gain nothing by it, because they make no use of work-benches or vises. If a Japanese carpenter wants to sharpen a saw, he squats down, places the back of the tool to be operated upon the ground, grasps one end of the saw with his left hand, seizes the other with the toes of his right foot, and goes to work with as much confidence as an American carpenter at a bench. Their tools are not like American tools, though they have a faint similarity, showing that all tools have a common parentage, whether their inventor was Tubal Cain or some other artificer. All Japanese saws are shaped like butcher’s cleaver, but flattish, as if whittled out of a piece of inch-board. The metal shank of the saw is driven into that of the handle, and the whole is secured by being wrapped with a fine split cane. The metal of the saw is about the substance of our saws, but the teeth are narrower, giving more of them to an inch, and much longer. They are all pointed toward the handle, and cut the wood like so many hooks. When a Japanese wants to cut a plank, he places it across anything that will elevate the end a few inches, then stands on the wood and cuts it by seizing the cleaver-looking saw and pulling it toward him. Thus, by a number of short, quick up strokes, he gets through a plank not so speedily, but quite as effectually as an American carpenter would with the long, low-down strokes of the rip-saw. The planes are small, with single irons, and no handles. The planes are shorter, lighter and the wood shallower than ours, being generally not more than an inch deep. To plane a piece of wood they lay it on the ground, squat down, hold it fast with their toes, and work the plane with both hands toward them. To drill a hole they have a short awl inserted in the end of a round stick eight or nine inches long. They take the wood between their toes, squat as before, and make the hole by rubbing the handle of the awl between their hands, in less time than one of our carpenters could drill one with a gimlet. Their hammers are solid cylindrical pieces, not made shapely with waists and graceful outlines like ours. They have the same flat-sided handles as the saws. The Japs have iron squares, not unlike American squares, marked with degrees. Their measures are brass, very light and fluted. On one side the inch, or what stands for an inch with us, is one and three-sixteenths inches, and divided into ten parts. On the other side is a different scale, measuring one and thirteen sixteenths inches, and divided into twelve parts.

FINE CLOTHES AND THEIR WEARERS The daughters of the British Minister, in Washington, while still school-girls, never appeared in society. Very rarely they were seen with their mother in a box at the opera, and then astonished the gay, bejeweled American girls with their high-necked, plain, gray stuff dressed and sailor hats. English woman of good position have greatly the advantage of American mothers in the good sense and taste they display in dressing their girls. A school-girl in England is held to be a child, and is clothed with the modesty and simplicity befitting a child. There can be nothing more pitiable than the spectacle which is presented on Saturday afternoons on our fashionable thoroughfares, when they are crowded with girls of from 12 to 16 years of age, plumed, furbelowed and jeweled, and showing in every motion a pert consciousness of their finery. Many of them, of course, belong to families of small means. The foolish mother stints, saves and stitches until midnight to make the dresses and finish the finery which renders her child ridiculous in the eyes of persons of good taste, and which gives the girl herself false notions of the importance of dress which debase her whole nature. The children of the Prince of Wales, one of whom will probably some day sit upon the English throne, wear in public gowns and coats which many American boys and girls would think very ordinary and common.

MRS. E. B. DUFFEY, associate editor of the Vineland (N. J.) Daily times, is described as a very energetic wide-awake woman. She sets type, composing her editorials without copy, works all day long in the office, doing with her daughter’s help the work of three men, filling up her evenings in sewing and other domestic duties. She is an authoress of ability, having written several books, which have been extensively sold.

A marriage has been declared null in New York because the young man swore he was drunk when the ceremony was performed. The woman in the case very sensibly declined to make any defense, evidently believing that the young man was not worth contending for.

SCIENCE AND PROGRESS Charleston’s business last year amounted to $53,000,000.

The South American Cable has been completed between Natal and Mozambique.

Victoria (Australia) has a short supply of wheat this harvest, amounting to 957,000 bushels.

The Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul company ahs the largest mileage of any road in the world – 2,363.

During July the exports of petroleum were over 50,000,000 gallons, of an aggregate value of over $4,250,000.

A Boston woman receives $10,000 a year in royalties from sewing-machine companies, for a simple improvement, or attachment, which she happened to think of one day.

The telephone has found its way into Russia, and its use is ingeniously illustrated in the Petrovsky Agricultural Academy, near Moscow. The Professor of practical agriculture directs by means of the telephone the work on fields several miles distant without leaving his library, and an assistant received and transmits his orders to the students in the field.

The production of steel effected by Great Britain last year was 807,527 tons. In the same year the United States made 732,226 tons of steel; Germany, 240,000 tons; France, 140,000 tons; Belgium, 75,000 tons; Sweden, 20,000 tons, and Austria, 25,000 tons. The aggregate steel production of the world was thus something over 2,000,000 tons last year.

The grape crop of California, it is stated, will, this year, exceed that of previous years, from the fact that a largely increased area has this season come into bearing, and that the increased price paid this year by vintners for grapers will have the effect, with growers, who formerly sold for shipment fresh, or made them into raisins, to sell direct for wine making.

East Liverpool, Ohio, is the great center of the yellow-ware trade, and now great efforts are being made to manufacture fine china-ware in New Jersey, at Trenton. Governor McClellan is taking a great deal of interest in the industry. Mr. Fisk, of the American Crockery Company, estimates that the growth of the Trenton trade has reduced the importation of foreign war 35 to 40 per cent, during the past three years.

The Gothard Tunnel is being pushed rapidly to completion. Four thousand men are now engaged in the work, and fresh hands are taken on every day. The advance is at the rate of very nearly eight meters a day, and on Aug. 30, the length still to be bored was 1,135 meters, so that the tunnel will probably be finished by the end of this year or the beginning of next. The making of the Mont Benere branch will be commenced on the 1st of October, and its completion is expected to coincide with that of the main line.

Sixteen of the principal English railway companies have suffered an aggregate loss of income during the first half of the present year of $3,365,000, as compared with the first half of 1878. Only five companies showed any increase of revenue during this period. In passenger traffic alone, the aggregate decrease experienced by the 16 companies amounted to $1,987,670. The consequent falling off in the sum divisible among ordinary stockholders of these companies is $1,750,000.

The Italian Government is about to construct a large observatory on Mount Etna. A site has been selected at a height of 9,652 feet above the level of the sea, near the Casa degl’ Inglesi, so called form a building erected there in 1811 by the English during their occupation of Sicily. The purity of the atmosphere is so great at this elevation that the planets can be observed with the naked eye almost as well as with telescopes of low power through the thick atmosphere of towns. Venus, when shining alone in the heavens, casts a distinct shadow. This will be the second loftiest observatory in the world, the United States signal station at Pike’s Peak, in Colorado, at an elevation of 14,336 feet, being the loftiest station.

A German scientist, after years of study and experiment, has succeeded in obtaining a chemical composition by means of which a mirror image may be fixed and sold as a photograph. With this composition the mirror surface is painted, and the back part of the mirror receives also a coating of oil. The mirror thus prepared is held before the person who is to be photographed. The oil coating evaporates, and the likeness of the person remains in natural colors on the light surface. The image, so fixed, is brought into a bath, and is exposed half an hour to the sunlight before delivery.

Among the tourists who returned form Europe this week are Dr. E. B. FOOTE, of the health Monthly and Mr. Dana, of the Sun. Attaches of his establishment state that Dr. Foote has combined business and pleasure by attending to publishing interests abroad, his “Home Talk” “Medical Common Sense” and other works being translated and republished at Berlin and elsewhere. – [N. Y. Local Reporter]

Mr. Thomas Hunt, farmer, of Cumnor, near Oxford, England, celebrated his hundredth year a few days ago and is in hale health.

THE LEADING CITIES The census of voters just taken in Baltimore indicates a population for that city of about 350,000, an increase of upwards of 80,000 since the Federal census of 1870. This shows a fair ration of growth, but notwithstanding it, the chances are that by the census of 1880 Baltimore will be shoved down a notch in the scale of American cities as respects population. In 1870 she stood sixth, being exceeded by New York, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Chicago, and St. Louis. Boston was then seventh on the list, being 17,000 behind Baltimore. The “Hub” by the absorption of Charlestown and some other suburbs, made up much more than the slight lead of Baltimore, and with the natural growth of the city was put some distance in the lead. With a population of 341,919 in 1875, Boston is 1880 will not fall far short of 400,000. New York and Philadelphia will, of course, be first and second, respectively, in 1880; but only the census itself can tell the exact rank of either Brooklyn, Chicago, or St. Louis. Each of these cities has a population exceeding half a million, unless the census of St. Louis in 1876 and the Chicago directory man are grossly erroneous. Cincinnati is without a rival at present for eighth place on the list, holding the same relative rank now that she did in 1870 – [Exchange

“ESQ” A young man whose money didn’t hold out as long as the State Fair, dropped into the telegraph office yesterday and sent a dispatch to his father in an interior town to forward him cash to reach home with. When the receiving clerk saw that he dispatch read, “To John Blank, Esq.” he suggested that a saving could be made by erasing the “Esq.” “Well, mebbe you think so, but I don’t” replied the sender. “When I am at home I can call him ‘dad’ all day long, but when it comes down to black and white you’ve got to ‘Esquire’ him right up to the nines, or walk home by the dirt road. Don’t you dare leave that off – not with the roads as muddy as they are now!” In about an hour the following answer was received: To -----: John Blank, Dsq. forwards you $10 and you can have more if you want it. John Blank, Esq. “Didn’t I tell ye,” chuckled the young man as he read it. “Dad’s common enough when we’re all home and rushed to get fall wheat in, but the minute his back gets rested and a stranger comes along he weighs more to the ton than any “Esq” on legs. I tell ye, you don’t know a man till ye’ve hoed corn with him!” – [Detroit Free Press]

HOW HE CONVINCE THEM Ex-Gov. J. W. THROCKMORTON certainly understands all the arts of an old Texan. In his speech defending Ed. Bomar, at Gainsville, after having spoken about an hour he said: “Gentleman of the Jury – It is said by the prosecution that because the decease was in his shirt-sleeves when killed, he had no pistol.” Here Mr. Throckmorton pulled off his coat and stood before the jury in his shirt-sleeves. “You would say,” continued Mr. Throckmorton, “that I am not armed because I am in my shirt-sleeves. Look! Do you see my arms?” cried he, holding up his hands. No signs of arms could been seen. Mr. Throckmorton, then drew a pistol from under his left arm, another from under his right , one from each boot, and a huge bowie-knife from the back of his neck, placing them upon the table. “You see, gentlemen, though in my shirt-sleeves, I could be well armed.” This was a clincher and it carried the point, entirely destroying the argument of the prosecution. – [Dallas Herald]

In former years it was a common occurrence to find 50 percent of the field hands in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama struck down with Swamp Fever, Chills and Fever or Dumb Ague, just during the busiest time of the summer. Now, we are glad to hear that the planters succeed in curing every case of the disease in a few days by the use of Dr. F. Wilhoft’s Anti-Periodic and Fever and Ague Tonic, which is sold by all druggists through the country.

Grocers everywhere see National Yeast. If you have never used it, buy a package and be convinced of its superiority over all others.

Chew Jackson’s Best Sweet Navy Tobacco.

Guns, Revolvers. Illustrated catalogue free. Great Western Gun Works, Pittsburgh.

Big pay to agents for Gunn’s Newest Family Physician. J. W. Marsh, St. Louis, Mo.

$3000 a year. Our agents make it. New goods. Coe, Yonge & Co., St. Louis, Mo.

Big wages summer and winter. Samples free. National Copying Co., 300 W. Madison St. Chicago.

Students. English branches $10 a year. Write to Miller’s Great Business College. Keokuk, Ia.

Hair. Wholesale and retail. Send for price list. Goods sent COD. Wigs made to order. E. Burnham, 292 W. Madison St. Chicago.

$2000 a year easy made in each county. Good business men and agents Addr. J. B. Chapman, 60 West St. Madison, Ind.

Pure teas. Agents wanted everywhere to sell to families, hotels and large consumers. Largest stock in the county. Quality and terms the best. Country storekeepers should call to write The Wells Tea Company, 201 Fulton St. N. Y. PO BOX 4550.

Bryant & Strattons (NOTE: ELEGANT CURSIVE SCRIPT) Business and Telegraph College., St. Louis, Send for cir.

We loan Money on farms, city, church and Village property. For particulars address (with stamp). U. S. Home and Power Association. 201 N. 6th St. St. Louis, Mo. Responsible agents wanted at six percent.

Dyke’s Beard Elixir….(TOO SMALL TO READ)

Well – Auger. Ours is guaranteed to be the cheapest and best in the world. Also nothing can beat our sawing machine. It saws off a 2-foot log in 2 minutes. Pictorial books free. W. Giles, Chicago, Ill.

Agents read this. We will pay agents a salary of $100 per month and expenses or allow a large commission to sell our new and wonderful inventions. We mean what we say. Sample free. Address Sherman & Co., Marshall, Mich.

Ridge’s Food for Infants and Invalids. Has found its way into high places the world over and Medical Journals and physicians give it their approval. Woolrich & Co., on every label.

Cure fever and ague, dumb ague, &c. for 50 c with a bottle of Dr. Bond’ Comp. Tonic Syrup. The medicine was never known to fail. $50 offered for a case it will not cure. Sold wholesale by Meyer Bros & Co., and at retail for 50 cents per bottle by all druggists. Dr. Bond Med. Co., Prop’s., Peoria, Ill.

Beautiful “New Style” organ in solid walnut case. 5 octaves and 4 stops only $41. Elegant new 9 stop organ, two full sets reeds only $50. Elegant new Rosewood $800. Parlor upright piano only $141. All sent on 16 days test trial to your home. Illustrated Catalogue free with thousands of reference. Address U. S. Piano & organ Co., New York.

Catarrh, asthma, and bronchitis cured at your own home by Devone’s Inhalene a healing vapor taken direct to the disease. The most reliable treatment known. Satisfaction guaranteed. Home treatment sent on trial, to be returned if not satisfactory. Send for circular to the Home medicine Co., S. W. Cor. 10th and Arch Sts., Philadelphia, Pa.

25 cents. On the 39th of September we began the publication of the most interesting Serial Story ever presented to the readers of this country, and will send THE CHICAGO LEDGER, postpaid, from that date until January 1, 1880 for twenty-five cents. This offer holds good till Nov. 1, 1879, and back numbers of the Story will be supplied. Address THE LEDGER, Chicago, Ill.

$25 Every day can be easily made with out Well Augers & Drills. One man and one horse required. We are the only makers of the Tiffin Well-Boring and Rock-Drilling machine. Warranted the best on earth! Many of our customers make from $20 to $40 d day. Book and Circular free. Address Loomis & Hyman, Tiffin, Ohio.

The Sing Class Season. Just out. The temple ($9.00 per dozen) a splendid new Singing School, Convention, and choir book; by Dr. W. O. Perkins. As a choir book equal to any of the largest ones. As a Singing School book, better than the cheaper and smaller ones, since it has much more music; that is, 130 pages of new songs and glees, and 150 pages f the best Metrical Tunes and Anthems. Specimen copes mailed, post-free, for $1.00. Remember also THE VOICE OF WORSHIP ($9.00 per dozen) recently advertised Johnson’s new method for singing classes, and excellent book, ($6.00 per dozen) and L. O. Emerson’s ONWARD ($7.50 per dozen) Send for specimen, catalogues, or circulars. Just out. STUDENT’S LIFE IN SONG. ($1.50) with introduction by Charles Dudley Warner. 115 of the jolliest of college songs. A capital book for social singing. Just out. THE VOICE AS A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT, by C. H. S. David, M. D. (37 cts) An invaluable treatise on the construction and management of the Vocal organs. With plates. Just out. THE LAST NUMBER OF THE MUSICAL RECORD. Send 6 cts. for one number. $2.00 for the year. “Wouldn’t be without if for five times the price.” Oliver Ditson & Co., Boston. C. H. Ditson & Co., 843 Broadway. New York.

Occidentalis. Prevention is better than cure. To avoid chills and fever, billious attacks, sick headache, dyspepsia, constipation or piles, use our great herbal remedy. No aloes, quinine, arsenic or nauseating drugs. Thousands are using it. All indorse it. Ask your druggist for it. A. & V. C. Miller, Proprietors, 722 Washington Ave., St. Louis.

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

Epilepsy or Falling Fits. The following from an article on Falling fits, from the Christian Statesman, may be interesting to the reader: “having very dear friends so troubled with this malady that death is looked for by them almost as an angel of mercy, we set about investigations of a famous cure. From a great number of specific cases examined we select the following, which are only types of many. Once, a son of a Bishop in the Protestant Episcopal Church, who has suffered incalculably from fits or epilepsy has been cured. Another, a prominent Episcopal clergyman in Pennsylvania had been treated by some of the most noted medial men in this country, and in France and Germany, without success. he at last gave up his pulpit in despair. Dr. T. was called on and that rector has been returned to his parish where he is now doing full duty. Still another, a business man of wealth, had become so utterly wrecked in mind as well as body as to have been for a year or so an inmate of an insane asylum. Dr. Turner has been the means of returning him to his family and his business. Some of our friends have since been cured by this physician, and we will send his address to any desiring it. For the same write to A. B. A. Box 1801, Philadelphia, Pa.

Best Press Extant. For horse, hand or power. Three years in use. Universal success. Price complete for power, except wood work, only $43.00. Southern Standard Press Co., Meridian, Miss.

Opium habit cured! Quick, painless and sure. No fee until cured. The most remarkable cases of cure on record. For particulars address Sanitarium, PO BOX 1801, Philadelphia, Pa.

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(NOTE: LARGE AD WITH VERY ELEGANT PICTURES AND SCRIPT WRITING.) Gaskell’s Compendium Self-Teaching Penmanship. This system has been prepared expressly to meet the wants of those desiring to change their present handwriting to a more easy and beautiful style, by home or office practice, without a teacher. It is the only American system used in the commercial offices of London, Eng. and in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and other cities of the United States. GASKELL’S COMPENDIUM consists of Business, ladies’ and ornamental penmanship, in all varieties: Movement exercises, alphabets Ledger Readings, Bills, Model Signatures, Corresponding Styles, Album work, Card-writing, Pen-Drawing and shading, German Text, Old English, Off Hand Flourishing, &c., &c. All the above are in the form of written and other pen exercises, and accompanied with a small book of instructions, giving a complete analysis of every capital and small letter with full directions for position pen-holding and movement. Improvement of those using it. Having a sale of over 75,000 ample opportunity is afforded for testing its value. For the past year we have given in each number of SCRIBNER’S MONTHLY and ST. NICHOLAS a full page, showing the improvement of those using it, as received from month to month. The following have never been equaled by any other system, school or teacher. They are perfect reproductions of the original writing….(EXAMPLES OF WRITING – OLD AND NEW) GASKELL’S COMPENDIUM COMPLETE will be mailed to any address, fully prepaid, for one dollar. Please address us in your own handwriting so that, if necessary, we may give special directions by letter. Registered letters and money orders at our risk. Address George A Gaskell, Principal Bryant & Stratton College, Manchester, N. H. Remember all letter are promptly answered. If you do not get immediate returns, please write again and we will see where the fault lies. Descriptive circulars, addressed in our own hand, free to all desiring full particulars of the Compendium with a specimen of our off-hand penmanship.

DR. CLARK JOHNSON’S INDIAN BLOOD SYRUP. Cures dyspepsia. Cures liver disease. Laboratory, 77 W. 3d. St., New York City. Late of Jersey City. Cures fever and ague. Cures scrofula and skin disease. Cures biliousness. Cures heart disease. Cures rheumatism and dropsy. Cures nervous debility. Trademark (picture of an Indian). The best remedy known to man! Dr. Clark Johnson having associated himself with Mr. Edwin Eastman, an escaped convict, long a slave to Wakametkla, the medicine man of the Commanches, is now prepared to lend his aid in the introduction of the wonderful remedy of that tribe. The experience of Mr. Eastman being similar to that of Mrs. Chas. Jones and son, of Washington County, Iowa, an account of whose sufferings were thrillingly narrated in the New York Herald of Dec 15, 1878, the facts of which are so widely known, and so nearly parallel, that but little mention of Mr. Eastman’s experiences will be given here. They are, however, published in a neat volume of 300 pages, entitled “Seven and Nine Years Among the Commanches and Apaches: of which mention will be made hereafter. Suffice it to say that for several years Mr. Eastman, while a captive, was compelled to gather the roots, gums, barks, herbs, and berries of which Wakemetkla’s medicine was made, and is still prepared to provide the same materials for the successful introduction of the medicine to the world; and assures the public that the remedy is the same now as when Wakametkla compelled him to make it. (Picture of another Indian) Wakametkla, the Medicine Man. Cures female diseases. Cures dyspepsia. Cures constipation. Cures humors in the blood. Cures coughs and colds. Cures indigestion. Nothing has been added to the medicine and nothing has been taken away. It is without doubt the best purifier of the blood and renewer of the system ever known to man. This syrup possesses varied properties. It acts upon the liver. It acts upon the kidneys. It regulates the Bowels. It purifies the Blood. It quiets the Nervous system. It promotes digestion. It nourishes, strengthens and invigorates. It carries off the old blood and makes new. It opens the pores of the skin, and induces healthy perspiration. It neutralizes the hereditary taint or poison in the blood, which generates Scrofula, Erysipelas and all manner of skin diseases and internal humors. There are no spirits employed in its manufacture, and it can be taken by the most delicate babe, or by the aged and feeble, care only being required in attention to directions. (Picture of another Indian) Edwin Eastman in Indian Costume. A correct likeness of Mr. Edwin Eastman after being branded by the Indians in 1860. Seven and Nine Years among the Commanches and Apaches. A neat volume of 300 pages being a simple statement of the horrible facts connected with the sad massacre of a helpless family and the captivity, tortures and ultimate escape of its two surviving members. For sale by our agenets generally. Price. $1.00. The incidents of the massacre, briefly narrated are distributed by agents, free of charge. Mr. Eastman, being almost constantly at the West, engaged in gathering and curing the materials of which the medicine is composed, the sole business management devolves upon Dr. Johnson, and the remedy has been called, and is known as Dr. Clark Johnson’s Indian Blood Syrup. Price of Large Bottles $1.00 Price of small bottles .50. Read the voluntary testimonials of those who have been cured by the use of Dr. Clark Johnson’s Indian Blood Syrup in you own vicinity. Testimonials of Cures. DYSPEPSIA AND INDIGESTION. Greensburg, St. Helena County, Ia. Dear Sir: This is to certify that after trying various kinds of medicine in vain for dyspepsia and indigestion, I got some of you wonderful Indian Blood Syrup, which I took according to directions and was greatly benefited thereby. It is an excellent remedy. Chas. A. Dyson. A WONDERFUL CURE. Fisherville, Merrimack Co., N. H. May 11, 1879. Dear Sir: - This is to certify that after trying your Indian Blood Syrup for rheumatism, neuralgia and liver complaint, and have never been troubled since. I never knew a well day before I took your medicine. Mrs. H. Knowlton. LIVER COMPLAINT. Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Miss. Dear Sir – This is to certify that I have used some of the Indian Blood Syrup for disease of the liver and have been very much benefited thereby. I can recommend it to all similarly affected. A. O. Cox, Sheriff. FOR BRONCHITIS. Lentzville, Limestone County, Ala. Feb 15, 1879. Dear Sir – My wife has been afflicted for several years with chronic bronchitis, and, after trying all other remedies and finding no relief, I purchased some of your very excellent Indian Blood Syrup, which she used, and, after a fair trial, I have no hesitation in recommending it to the afflicted. Rev. Jesse James. CURES DYSPEPSIA. Piney Grover, Alleghany Co., Md. Jan 24, 1879. Dear Sir: I have been afflicted with dyspepsia for several years, and have tried every kind of medicine, but to no effect. I was induced to try your Indian Blood Syrup and purchased four one-dollar bottles, which entirely cured me. C. Craword. CURES AGUE. Caddo, Choctaw Nation, Ind. Terr, Feb 28, 1879. Dear Sir: This is to certify that your Indian Blood Syrup has cured me of chills, which had been annoying me for a long time. I can cheerfully recommend it to all sufferers with chills and fever. It is the best medicine I ever used, and would not be without it. Mrs. John Blue. CURES RHEUMATISM. Mannington, Marion Co., W. Va., March 4, 1879. Dear Sir: I have been bothered for several years with rheumatism, and was unable to find anything to relieve me, I got some of your Indian Blood Syrup, which relived me wonderfully.

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