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Vernon Clipper 22 Aug 1879

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ARTICLE – WITH A COAST PILOT – from the New York Graphic PERILS OF THE NEW JERSEY COAST – HOW A YANKEE CAPTAIN SAVED A BRITISH STEAMER AND THE THANKS HE DIDN’T GET. “Walk up into the pilot house,” said the Captain. So the party, men and women, walked up and into the pilot house. It was 10 o’clock at night and we were steaming up the coast. On the left a long, low dim line of lights indicated the locality of Atlantic City. The breeze was light and at times low banks of mist swept athwart our course. Everything about the pilot house was silent, practical and respectful. The man at the wheel had no eyes, no ears, no hands for aught save his course and the wheel spokes. The lookout on the forward deck below was entirely absorbed in what he could see and what he couldn’t see ahead, the engine was busy sending the boat ahead and the boat was busy being sent ahead on the bosom of the dark, deep Atlantic. Deep? No, not so deep just here as one might imagine. “Try the lead, Mr. Glover.” said the Captain. “Seven and a half!” sung out the landsman. “Seven and a half,” quoth the Captain. “Nothe-east row.” “Nothe-east, sir,” said the helmsman. “All right below, sah,” said a darky from the deck, looking up at the Captain. “Sam, Sam, come back,” said the Captain to the retreating darky. “Is that big, fat man asleep still on the mattress in the cabin, aft?” “Yes, sah,” “Sam, you’re a liar. You haven’t been aft, and there’s no big, fat man on board.” “Isn’t it grand, impressive, somber, etc.” said the lively passenger to every body. Every body said it was. Lively then quoted much poetry. “Captain,” said he, :have you read Byron’s description of a ship?” “Yes,” said the Captain, still looking forward. “Give her the lead, Mr. Glover.” “She walks the water like a thing of life,” began Lively. “Sometimes they do and sometimes they don’t,” said the Captain leaning out of the forward pilot house window. Then a pause. A voice from below creid, “Ten and a half, sir.” “Ten and a half,” quoth the Captain. “Keep her nothe,” quoth the Captain. “Keep her nothe, nothe-east,” said he to the helmsman. “Nothe, nothe-east,” quoth the helmsman. “What is it he says about knowing something?” whispered one of the lady pilot house visitors. “He said,’Keep her nothe, nothe-east,” replied her companion, who did not know much about it himself. “Dear me, how mysterious and delightful it is up here,” again whispered the lady. “And how respectful every body is to the Captain. Only I don’t see what they want to say things over so many times for.” We were passing over the shoal something or other off may be a little to the south or t might be the north of Barnegat Light. It’s hard enough to remember geography on land, let alone names, localities and boundaries under water. Presently over the water came the dull, booming sound at short intervals of moo! Moo! Moo! “What’s that?” said Mr. Lively. Before any one answered there came a shock which caused the boat to tremble from stern to stern. “Bless me, what’s that?” said Mr. Lively again. The Captain answered, “The noise is that of the automatic fog horn on the buoy about a mile and a half to the windward, and the other is only a wave striking the boat under the ‘sponsors’ or false guards.” “What do you think of the wreckers who carried away that fog horn not long ago?” he asked. “Carried it away?” all of us remarked, in simple ignorance. “For what?” “So that there should be no warning and vessels get on this shoal for them to make money out of. This is one of the most dangerous shoals off the coast.” “Good gracious!” A mist now settled over the surface of the water. Reaching a cord overhead, the Captain pulled it, and in response came the deep, hoarse notes of the boat’s whistle, waring whatever craft might be ahead. “We’ll take a plumb sound here, Mr. Glover,” said the Captain. “Aye, aye, sir.” Then a pull on a small handle, the deep note of a gong below in the engine room, the slackening revolution of the wheels, and everything became almost quiet and the boat moved along very slowly. “Eleven and a half, sir!” “Eleven and a half!” Two pulls and the wheels revolve at their old pace. “Well,” said Mr. Lively. “I never before had an idea of the care and caution necessary to navigate a steamer at night.” Then somebody spoke of the European steamers and some one alluded to the seamanship of the English steamer captains. “And, Captain, what do you think of English steamer captains?” said Mr. Lively. He replied, “Well, I’ve saved two of them from running on this coast in a fog and they never said thankee for it. (That’ll do with the lead, Mr. Glover.) Not long ago, as I was coming up I saw a large steamer headed straight for Squan Beach. It was very thick. So I whistled, fired a gun, sent up a rocket and raised a big hullabaloo. The steamer slowed. I came within hailing distance.” “What do you want?” said her Captain, very short, crusty, important and British. “I want nothing,” was my reply, for I felt I could play dignity as well as he. “What do you mean then by stopping us?” said the Englishman shorter, crustier and more British than ever. “Do you know where you are?” I asked. “Certainly I do.” “Where are you then?” “I’m off the lightship.” “No you are not. And if you keep on your present course fifteen minutes longer you’ll find the broadside of America at Squan Beach.” “He followed us up towards the lightship, where we soon lost sight of him. So much for that affair. Afterwards another boat of the same line outward bound, and in gross violation of maritime regulations, came so near running into me that her foreyard just clear swung of our after flagstaff. That was the same day she managed to run into two other vessels and drown some people. So I wrote an account of these several occurrences to the agent of the company. That gentleman was sorely offended because the information did not come through official sources; that is, through the office of our company. It was presuming in the Captain of an American coasting steamer to give information which might in future be the means of saving many lives and millions worth of property. However, I shall not trouble them again. When next I see an English steamer making for Squan Beach with a Captain on her quarter deck so full of pomposity and conceit that he deems it beneath him to thank me for saving the vessel of a company which can only receive information of the most vital importance to them unless it comes ‘officially’ I shall let them all severely alone. ‘Keep her Nothe-east.’” “Nothe-east, sir.”

ARTICLE – ANECDOTE OF SAID PASHA – from Paris Letter Many curious stories are told of Said, the predecessor of Ismael Pasha, who has just been kicked out of the Khedive'’ chair in Cairo. The ruin of Egypt consummated by Ismael dates from the reign of Said. One could fill a volume with the accounts of the eccentricities of this monarch. One day, not knowing how to reward a little service which one of his subjects had rendered him, he accorded to him on his own suggestion the monopoly of furnishing butter to the entire Egyptian army for one year. On quitting the palace, the newly made purveyor sold his privilege for 1,500,000 francs. On another occasion he desired a garden which one of his officials possessed near the gates of Cairo. “How much did you pay for it?” asked he. “A million, your Highness,” was the prompt reply, an exaggeration by two-thirds of the real cost. “Very well, I will buy it of you.” And the garden was paid for. This official had a son, a charming boy of 7 years. “Bring me your son,” said the Khedive to him one day. The boy was brought. “Will you kiss me, little one?” asked the ruler graciously. “No!” said the child, “NO, for I detest you.” “You detest me! and why?” “Because you have taken my mamma’s garden, and now she does nothing but weep.” Said smiled, stroked his chin – a favorite gesture of his; then suddenly replied: “if I return it, your garden, then will you kiss me?” “Oh, yes, your Highness!” “Very well, it is yours! Embrace me!” By this means the functionary got his property back again, and realized a profit of 1,600,000 francs.

ARTICLE – Senator Hill of Georgia is a Methodist class leader. He has blue eyes, sandy hair tinged with gray, and a preacher-like expression. His voice is clear and sharp, and he uses it when he goes to meeting.

ARTICLE – SHARP-WITTED REPORTERS A New York correspondent of the Louisville Courier Journal writes: A deal has been written recently about the bright things reporters have done. A much neglected and unappreciated class of men have thus received some portion of the newspaper space which they fill so often in glorifying the deeds of the valiant, reporting the words of the eloquent, relating the romances of daily life, that come up every night like mushrooms nearly every day in the year, and photographing the exaltations and sorrows of the human race. How much they have done for humanity it may be somebody some day will tell. One day there was a great loss to one of the banks by means of a raised check reported in New York, and the reporters of the Sun were busy writing out their facts about it. One of them stopped a moment to say in a chatty way that if the bankers would cut into the checks the amounts for which each was drawn, a raised check would be an impossible thing. The managing editor overheard the remark. “Mr. Blank,” he said, “when you get through write a letter to the editor of the Sun giving that idea.” It was done, and the letter was printed next morning containing the suggestion that the amount of each check should be cut into it and scattering around some blank checks, with numbers cut through them, as is now common, said: “I am much obliged for that idea; it’s going to be worth $10,000 to me.” The reporter who originated it is still laboring by the week. You now and then hear of a case around Printing-house Square of the valuable things that reporters have done. There is, however, too much work and life crowded into their 24 hours to give them much time to tell about what they have done. The past to them is as the waters that have run by. They are interested only in what they may have to do tomorrow. When leisure days come, they do not find themselves in a mood to revive the past. So it is hard to get at what these agile gentlemen have done that should be fixed into history. Nearly every man of prominence has a story of some extraordinary obligation he rests under to some newspaper man; but he would be indeed a man worthy of prominence who could say that he had fulfilled such an obligation. The venerable Peter Cooper not long ago won a suit through the suggestion of a reporter who was examining a contract on which the suit was based. There were two words which in the hasty reading of the contract, were not emphasized. Hours were spent in trying to get at the understanding between the parties, which, to the reporter, was made as clear as the noonday sun. Jotting down the expression and seven words of argument as to why it represented Mr. Cooper’s defense and not the plaintiff’s position, he handed it to John E. Parsons. The lawyer grasped the point, nodded a smile, hammered the reporter’s idea into the heads of the jurymen, rung the changes on it in a two-hours speech, won the case, and collected a fee of $2,000 from the aged philanthropist, who cheerfully paid it, as the jury on a former trial disagreed, and he came near being mulcted in ten times the sum for damages. The reporter goes on reporting. When the celebrated case of Tilton against Beecher was being tried, a Sun reporter discovered, through an evasive answer to a question he put to one of Beecher’s counsel, that an attempt was going to be made to prevent Theodore Tilton from testifying in his own behalf. Austin Abbot, a tireless legal bookworm, had found a law, which William M. Evarts was to expound. It was designed to completely surprise the opposite counsel, and to overwhelm them with the Abbott collection of legal precedents, and Evarts’ serpentine sentences. The intimation, the first received, was given to Gen. Roger A. Pryor, in return for a kindness previously done, and he labored night and day in his library, and prepared the argument which demolished Evart’s speech, and destroyed the plan to keep the plaintiff from telling his grievance under oath.

ARTICLE – WINDOW VINES A New York Tribune correspondent sends that paper the following articles, which will be grateful to may of our readers: The ivy is well enough, but usurps too much attention as a window vine. Let me suggest a few more easily but not ordinarily grown. One of the most novel and beautiful for a cool conservatory is the Philodendron. This is a rampant grower, with a grand tropical aspect, and does well wherever the ivy, the wax plant or smilax will grow. Set it on a high shelf and train it as a curling vine. It will not support itself, its nature being to grow as its name indicates, that is, as a tree-lover, inserting its roots into the crevices of the bark. I have one with about 70 feet of growth which has grown in a 14-inch pot without shifting for six years. I have never seen this vine in fruit, except in Mr. Shaw’s greenhouse in St. Louis; so that I cannot be sure that an ordinary conservatory or window will bring it to that degree of perfection; but the leaf is enough, being large, glossy and semi-parted. The Clerodendron Balfourii is also easily grown, and is a marvel of beauty. It must rest during cool weather when grown in moderate temperature. At that time, do not water it al all, or but very slightly. Its verbena-like blossoms bursting out of a ball of snow give the most remarkable contrast of color easily found. The clerodendron has the advantage of blooming well in winter. Feed it liberally. The Passion Flower fought to rank very high with every one. It is lovely in bloom and unique in foliage. Cerulea Decaisneana and trifasciata are very fine for indoors. Be careful not to overwater them and they will cause very little trouble. Tropsolums rank as excellent for windows if grown near the glass. They invariably prefer coarse and poor soil, and must be trusted to cover only a moderate space. They are very convenient for easy handling. The frequency of the blossoms is always refreshing. Another vine of modest size and exquisite foliage is the Cissus Discolor. In very cool windows and conservatories neither this nor the clerodendron will be of much winter use. Set them away till warm weather, keeping nearly dry. They will then shoot out with great rapidity. In warm rooms they will grow all winter. The Cobea Scandens, with its fine bell-shaped flowers, is a noble vine where there is room for its rampant will to spread itself. It is luxurious and not at all troublesome. Give it heat and a plenty of water and it will take good care of itself, festooning not only the windows, but the whole room.

ARTICLE – BLOW-GUN OF THE BRAZILIAN INDIANS – from Cor. Philadelphia Public Ledger I have just had an opportunity of seeing the blow-gun of the Brazilian Indians, called by the Spaniards cerbatana. It is generally made of a long, straight piece of wood of a species of palm called chonta, a heavy, elastic wood, of which bows, clubs and spears are also made. The pole or staff, about eight feet in length, and two inches in diameter near the end at the mouth (tapering down to half an inch at the extremity) is divided longitudinally; a canal is hollowed out along the center of each part, which is well smoothed and polished by rubbing with fine sand and wood. The two parts are then brought together, nicely welded with twine, and the whole covered with wax, mixed with some resin of the forest, to make it very hard. A couple of boar’s teeth are fitted on each side of the mouth’s end, and one of the curved teeth of a small animal resembling a cross between a squirrel and a hard, is placed on top for a sight. The arrow is made of any light wood, mostly the wild cane of the inside fibre of a species of palmleaf, which is about a foot in length, and the thickness of a lucifer match. The end of the arrow which is placed next the mouth is wrapped with a light, delicate sort of cotton, which grows in a pod upon a large tree, and is called huimba; and the other end, very sharply pointed, is dipped into a vegetable poison, prepared from a vine called beinco de ambihusea, mixed with aji or red pepper. The Indian when using this pueuna, instead of putting out the left hand along the body, told me he placed it to his mouth by seizing it with both hands at once close to the mouth-piece in such a way that it takes great strength in the arms to hold it, and it is very difficult to keep it steady. A good marksmen can kill a bird at thirty or forty paces. The Indian has great love for his gun and many singular superstitions concerning it. He will not discharge it at a snake, and, on my asking why, replied. “It would make it crooked, spoil its beauty, and if I was to shoot an alligator with it, it would never more be of any use.” I did not attempt to enlighten his ignorance, thinking it best to leave him in his happiness. The Indian carries with his gun a round gourd with a hole in it for his huimba, and a joint of what is called his cana brand as a quiver. This completes his hunting implements. The Brazilian Indians delight in the sport, and are, no doubt, as happy in pursuit of their game as the Indian hunters of the United States, although not displaying so much energy, perhaps on account of the debilitating influence of the climate.

ARTICLE – CARE OF THE HEALTH A German physician recommends the inhalation of oil of turpentine in cases of distressing whooping cough. A few drops on a handkerchief held before the face of the child is the proper way to administer it.

Here is an old and excellent prescription for cholera, which is also a remedy for ordinary summer complaints, colic, diarrhea and dysentery: Take equal parts of tincture of Cayenne pepper, tincture of opium, tincture of rhubarb, essence of peppermint and spirits of camphor. Mix well. Dose, fifteen to thirty drops in a little cold water, according to age and violence of symptoms, repeated every fifteen or twenty minutes until relief is obtained. WHEN AND HOW TO BATHE. – Avoid bathing within two hours after meals, is the advice of the Royal Humane Society of England, or when exhausted by fatigue or from any other cause, or when the body is cooling after perspiration, and avoid bathing altogether in the open air, if after being a short time in the water, there is a sense of chilliness, with numbness of the hands and feet, but bathe when the body is warm, provided not time is lost in getting into the water. Avoid chilling the body by sitting or standing undressed on the banks or in boats, after having been in the water, or remaining too long in the water, but leave the water immediately there is the slightest feeling of chilliness. The vigorous and strong may bathe early in the morning on an empty stomach, but the young and those who are weak had better bathe two or three hours after a meal; the best time for such is from two to three hours after breakfast. Those who are subject to attacks of giddiness or faintness, and who suffer from palpitations and other sense of discomfort at the heart, should not bathe without first consulting their medical advisor.

ARTICLE – DEADLY EFFECTS OF SEWER GAS Prof. Haines of Rush Medical College, Chicago, tells of a family on the West Side, consisting of five members, who were afflicted by the presence of sewer-gas in their house. The oldest of the children was a youth 18 years of age. The other two were younger girls. The three were brought to their beds. Two physicians spent nearly two months over them, absolutely ignorant of the causes of their prostration. The two girls became practically deaf, dumb, and blind. One side of their bodies was paralyzed and the unfortunate victims were barely kept alive. They were without sight and hearing, and so inanimate that they seemed to care only to breathe. The cases became so desperate that a third physician was summoned. He said that sewer malaria was at the bottom of the whole trouble. He transferred the helpless patients to another house and now they are nearly well. An examination of the drain showed that it was broken in a half dozen places and the gas pouring out in great quantity.

ARTICLE – SUMMER HINTS A correspondent of the Chicago Tribune gives what he calls a “thirst cure.” He says: I know of no substance or preparation more simple and effectual in allaying thirst than Epsom salts. For this purpose a 5-cent paper will last a person during the season. When taken dry, a few grains placed upon the tongue and allowed to dissolve will almost instantly check the desire to drink; and a very small quantity (one-fourth of a teaspoonful) of the salts dissolved in part of a tumbler of water has the same effect. It makes a cooling and healthful drink. As the tendency of most persons in warm water is to drink too much water – ice water at that – and the more they drink the more they want to drink, their thirst being intensified rather than allayed by drinking, while the healthy tone of the system is endangered, the simple remedy above named deserves a kindly remembrance. He also recommends a salt-bath. To those who cannot afford to go to the seashore and bath in Old Neptune’s waves I would suggest, as a pleasant substitute and reminder, the use of a little genuine seasalt, such as is sold at drug stores, in their morning or evening ablutions. Dissolve a handful of sea-salt in sufficient water to make a rather strong brine, and with this sponge the entire person. The effect of this application is to purify, exhilarate, cool, and strengthen the entire bodily system. For the sick or the well it is an invigorating tonic.

ARTICLE – ELIMINATION – from Youth’s Companion Our bodies are in a state of incessant waste and repair. At countless millions of points, old material is being used up, and instantly replaced by new material that is as instantly cast aside. For this reason it is true not only that one’s body is wholly changed every year, but that it is not the same at two successive moments. Hence the importance of eliminating organs, to drain off this dead matter. Arterial blood furnishes all the new material, while the old is brought away in the veins, from which, it having been eliminated, the residue returns to the heart, purified for further use. The eliminating organs are the lungs, liver, kidneys, and skin. The lungs eliminate carbonic acid – the most abundant of all the waste; the liver, cholesterine – waste of the brain and nerves; the kidneys, the waste of the muscles; the skin, more or less of carbon, but especially the salts of the system. If any eliminating organ is inactive or diseased, so as to be unable to perform its office properly, the effete matter is left in the blood, to accumulate in the circulation, except that some one or more of the other eliminating organs come to the help of the former. The skin often does so much of this vicarious work, that a single glance at the diseased man’s face will sometimes enable the physician to know what eliminating organ is diseased torpid. This waste matter left in the system results in various diseases – sometimes in blindness, sometimes in ulcers and various eruptions, and often in death, the system becoming at length fatally poisoned with it.

ARTICLE – FASTING FORTY DAYS A YOUNG WOMAN IN READING, PA., GIVING HER FRIENDS CONSIDERABLE TROUBLE. A Reading (Pa.) special to the Philadelphia Times says the strange fasting of Miss Sarah Root, aged 28, of that city, is attracting unusual attention among the medical fraternity. She is a lady of excellent character. Herself and sisters are respectable dressmakers. A few years ago she dressed in exceeding good taste, and always made a very fashionable appearance. Suddenly she became very devout and pious. Her attendance at church was almost constant. She became deeply interested in Sunday School affairs, and, up to last 4th of July was in good health. She then discontinued eating, and commenced a long period of fasting. From July 4 to 11 she ate but a few berries. Then she stopped eating altogether. On the 14th of July Dr. Schmucker was called on. Miss Root turned her back, and said she was not in need of his professional services. She persistently refused to take nourishment, and, throughout all the hot spell she drank no water at all. Finally she was threatened that food would be administered to her by force. She was growing pale, thin, and emaciated. Her former rosy cheeks had faded, the sparkle had left her eyes, and she became moody, thoughtful and silent. She became frightened at the Doctor’s threats, and, taking an ordinary cracker, she held it under the hydrant and thoroughly washed it. On the 18th of July she ate that cracker, but took no other nourishment. Dr. Schmucker undertook to convince her that it was her religious duty to eat, and not kill herself; that, instead of it being her religious duty to fast, she was slowly committing the great crime of suicide. She paid no attention to this. Basin after basin of water was used in bathing her hands. She would continue this washing for a half-hour. She has been known to shave spent five hours on her knees reading the Bible and praying. She “had a dream” to fast forty days and forty nights, the same as Christ did in the wilderness. All efforts of mother and sister failed to induce her to eat and drink. Finally Dr. Schmucker says he stopped calling on her because he could do nothing for her. Dr. Mastin Luther was next called in. Miss Root was very weak, but still able to be about. She persistently refused to eat or drink, and her people thought she was dying. It was finally decided to resort to force in the matter, and a spoon was inserted in her mouth between her teeth. Nothing could be done, because she would not swallow. When her nostrils were held shut she breathed through the interstices of her teeth, but would not swallow. Finally Dr. Luther inserted a silver tube through her nostril and injected gruel and milk into the gullet, and thence to the stomach. Only a small quantity was injected. The membranous lining of the stomach was greatly inflamed and too much food administered would have killed her instantly. The young woman is now being kept alive by forcing food through her nostrils into her stomach. She is laboring under a religious hallucination, and fears are entertained that she can not long live. She is quite intelligent, and she has no fears, saying that she “guessed it will end all right.” Today she made no resistance to the tube being inserted in her nose, but she positively refused to take any food or water.

FACT According to the report of the Commissioner of Agriculture of North Carolina, dogs cost that state $6,000,000 annually.


THE VERNON CLIPPER Published Weekly ALEXANDER COBB, Editor & Proprietor $1.50 per annum Friday, August 22, 1879

ARTICLE – MRS. DORSEY’S WILL The lawyer who drew up the will by which Mrs. Dorsey left to Mr. Davis all her property, and who has been the legal advisor of Mrs. Dorsey for a number of years, has just published a letter in the St. Louis Republican. In it he says that the value of the property bequeathed to Mr. Davis has been much exaggerated: that instead of amounting to a quarter of a million, it does not exceed twenty-five or thirty thousand dollars. He says the property if sold would not bring more than the last named amount. He takes occasion to administer a pretty sound and deserved rebuke to the relatives of Mrs. Dorsey who since her will became known have been slandering her in a number of ways. As to those who propose to contest the will, he gives them to understand that they will have a good deal of trouble, and will have to meet difficulties which they will find impossible to surmount.

ARTICLE – The breach between the two wings of the Methodist Episcopal Church in this country cannot be healing much faster than the political parties. The New York Christian Advocate, organ of the Northern Methodists, remarked parenthetically the other day: “The Southern Methodist Episcopal Church allow gambling, drinking and licentiousness.”

ARTICLE – It is the avowed purpose of many of the business men who have left Memphis to permanently locate in other cities. Their experience has satisfied them they cannot safely count of anything like a permanent trade in Memphis, and are arranging their affairs with a view to change of residence – Nashville, Louisville, St. Louis and Cincinnati are receiving accessions from the fever stricken city.

ARTICLE – A report comes from Columbus that a “smart” young man, son of a wealthy citizen of that city, has been caught at a very disreputable trick, and that he is likely to pay very dear for his pranks. The tale goes that the aforesaid young man procured a license from the Ordinary, and boarded the boat for Burlington. On the same boat was a pretty girl, and the young man proposed they would marry. The ceremony was performed by a passenger, and the young couple stopped in Burlington, taking a room and registering as Mr. and Mrs. --- The following day the young man said to the girl that the marriage was a mock one, and that of course they were not married. The girl contended they were, and the man who performed the ceremony was hunted up, and, to the utter dismay of the bridegroom, he learned that this man was in full a Magistrate. The young man left for the north, where, we understand, he is waiting a settlement of the difficulty. This serves the gay deceiver right, and either a snug sum will be handed over for satisfaction, or he will have to quietly put his neck in the matrimonial yoke. {Adv.

ARTICLE – HON. JEFFERSON DAVIS says that he will not under any circumstances permit his name to go before the Mississippi Legislature, a candidate for United States Senator. ----Appletons will issue his book-------It will have a very great ------.

ARTICLE A blood red snake with two legs out midway the body has been found in the neighborhood of Holly Springs, Miss.

MILLVILLE ITEMS We have just made a short tour through the northern part of Lamar, northern and western part of Marion, Ala., and eastern part of Itawambia County, Miss. Through this section, for the last ten or fifteen days, rains have been profuse and exceedingly beneficial to crops. We feel safe in saying the prospects for a crop is as good as has been for any crop during the last twenty years. We have just had the pleasure of seeing CAPT. A. J. HAMILTON’S new flouring Mills, just put in operation on his farm at Toll Gate, Marion Co., Ala. We were politely shown through the entire machinery by Mr. JAS. M. GAST, under whose direction all this machinery has been put in operation. This mill is located one mile north of Toll Gate, on Williams Creek. Its location is excellent by nature, and wonderfully improved by art. The channel of the creek at this point, is about 130 feet in width, bound on either side and bottom by solid rock. Across this channel, a dam of improved and most excellent structure is extended. At the end of the dam on the east bank, the machinery is located, in buildings fully ample for its successful operation. The machinery consists of a Barnhan’s Standard Turbine Water Wheel, Munson’s Improved Silent Feed Wheat Mill, and Hower, Babcock & Co’s Eureka Smutter, with all the accompaniments necessary for a first class Flouring Mill. Mr. GAST, of Franklin County, North Alabama, is not only a thorough practical scholar, but a man of wonderful ingenuity in mechanics; and all his work in this machinery, as in perfect harmony with his genius and good taste. Mr. HAMILTON has been a citizen of our immediate section during his past life, and has shown the superiority of his calculative mind, not only in public matters but in his private business. This machinery reflects great credit on the genius of the mechanic, and the judgement of the owner, and will certainly greatly enhance the interest of Toll Gate and vicinity. What a pity that we have not more enterprising men than we have, to take charge and improve our farming interests. Some excitement about removal of Pikeville Court House. Election 6th September. THOMAS ADAMS, the reported dead boy, has come up unhurt. Great relief to many. Health of this section very good. - J. F. WHITE

DAVID PATE has been arrested in Conecuh for marrying a negro. He claims to be a Cherokee Indian and not a white man. Terrible slam on the poor Cherokee.

The Greenville Advocate states that a little three-year old boy of MR. J. R. JONES, of that city, went under the house and dragged out the wheelbarrow, and to the child’s delight, there lay a very large highland moccasin. The baby ran and told his mother what the had found, who, doubting the baby’s story, went out with him to see. The snake had never moved from his coil. Mrs. Jones called in a negro and had the snake killed, which was about four feet long. A lucky escape for the little child.

YELLOW FEVER NOTES Memphis, Aug 11. – Thirty-four cases in all, twenty whites and fourteen colored were reported today. Aug. 13 – Twenty-three new cases were reported today, seven whites and sixteen colored. Aug. 14 – Twenty-six new cases of fever were reported today, nineteen of whom are colored. Aug. 15 – Fourteen cases of fever were reported in all today, of which seven are colored. Aug. 16 – Twenty-one cases of fever in all were reported today, fourteen of them were colored.

One W. L. SANDLIN, some weeks past left a wife and four children, in the neighborhood of Pine Springs, and persuaded another woman to go with him to parts unknown. Such is life.


Though dews be bright With morning light, And shed their diamond rays, I envy not Their glorious lot, But give to them due praise; For there is one of brighter hue, However bright they be, Out sparkling for the morning dew – She’s all sunshine to me.

Though gems should glow For me, and throw Their radiance o’er a crown, I’d not defer A smile from her For all this world’s renown’ Fow what’s a royal diadem Beneath the sad decree: “Shut out her smiles, but wear the gen” She’s all sunshine to me.

A star might shine With light divine, From out the azure sky – I’d quench its ray, Or turn away, To meet her soft blue eyes For what’s the light of radiant skies To that so full and free, Which flows, unchained, from her bright eyes She’s all sunshine to me.

This world of feat To me was drear; All wrapt (sic) in clouds and gloom And brightest flowers Within my bowers Were nipped within their bloom; But soon there gleamed along my way Sweet “Sunshine” full of glee; And ever since that happy day There’s been sunshine for me.

ARTICLE Houston, Texas has a queer case under consideration, and one that is of more than mere local interest, as it tends to show the wickedness of the world at large. Charles Tinesly, a prominent citizen of Houston, sticken by the charms of a young lady of that city, wrote her a sweet note under an assumed name, proposing a meeting. The young lady handed the letter to a young gentleman to whom she had pledged her troth, who answered the note appointing a time for the meeting. Promptly on time Tinesly appeared, smiling broadly at the thought of his conquest, but instead of meeting the girl he was confronted by two ugly six shooters. Dropping upon his knees he begged for his life, declaring himself innocent, and promising to produce the author of the letter. The affair has created much excitement in Houston.

The following testimonial of a certain patent medicine speaks for itself: Dear Sir: - Two months ago my wife could scarcely speak. She has taken two bottles of your “Life Renewer”, and now she cannot speak at all. Please send me two more bottles. I wouldn’t be without it.

STATE NEWS The Clanton correspondent of the Shelby Guide says: Mr. MATT GOODGAME, had a horse stolen from his stables a short time since and carried one mile in rear of his plantation and shot, the throat had also been cut. The perpetrators of the crime have not yet been found out. It is to be hoped that the guilty ones will soon be made known and brought to speedy justice.

On the 4th an attempt was made to kidnap a child of Dr. W. GESNER, of Birmingham. The villain was arrested and is now paying the penalty in the street chain gang.

TOM KEY who escaped from jail at Jasper some months ago, was chased to Walker County, last week by a body of Mississippians who were interested in the possession of a horse he had stolen. They ran upon the horse dead in the woods – his neck veins cut.

The Gadsden Times says: On Sunday night, 27th ult., the dwelling house of Mr. D. R. HILL came very near being consumed by fire. The fire originated in one of the rooms where there was clothing hanging on the walls, and a little daughter of Mr. HILL had carried a lighted candle in the rooms and it is supposed that the clothing took fire from the candle. Fortunately it was discovered in time to save the building, though considerable bed and wearing clothing were burned. Mr. HILL got one of his hands severely burnt.

The Huntsville Independent says: A colored man turned up in Madison, last week, with a ball in his hand or arm. On the night previous a pistol, which had been fixed with an invisible string at the entrance to a mill near Madison, had been discharged. The mill had been depredated upon frequently, and this accounts for the trap pistol and possibly it accounts for the wounded colored man, who did not remain very long in the vicinity after the shooting.

DEMOPOLIS, ALA., Aug 11. – A murder was committed here yesterday morning. Our city’s only connection with Sumter county is a ferry. The ferryman, named MARTIN, lived on the other side of the river with his wife and child, in a cabin, which is a considerable distance from any other habitation. He was separated from his city neighbors by the river. No white person lived near him on the other side. He hired a negro to ferry for him yesterday. he came up town early in the morning and took the negro and some passengers back with him. The negro asked and obtained permission to walk on a piece with the passengers. Martin went to his cabin. In a few minutes he heard a call from this side, to which he responded. Mrs. M. proceeded to arrange her breakfast. When all was ready, she looked for martin. She neither saw nor heard him. She runs to the river. The boat is tied up in its usual place. A pool of blood she sees right at the head of the landing. her screams bring other parties to her relief from this side. Drops of blood lead to the river. A few drags bring up the body, the back of the head terribly mashed, as with an axe, and the pockets rifled of the little money, perhaps two dollars that was in them. Mr. M. was a quiet, inoffensive man. I don’t suppose he had an enemy in the world. He leaves a wife and child to mourn his death. He leaves no property at all. Around the place of the murder were seen together in many places tracks of two persons, on of whom only wore shoes. Two tramps, one with shoes and other without, passed through Belmont two or three hours after the murder. The officers are in pursuit of them. This is the only clue to a murder committed in broad daylight and in a place visible from the whole river front.

ARTICLE Pine Springs, Ala. Aug. 10, 1879 Editor Clipper: Please announce through the columns of your ably conducted journal that the “Singing Auxiliary” will hold its annual session at Pine Springs Church, commencing on Friday before the 1st Sunday in September proximo. All lovers of the divine art are cordially invited. The man ADAMS, who was reported killed in Marion County a short time ago, passed through Millville neighborhood Saturday last, on his way back to life, home and friends. We have had a protracted meeting at this place with very gratifying results. The meeting was conducted by ELD. WILSON, ever untiring and zealous in his good work, and REV. E. F. S. ROBERTS, than whom there is no more efficient minister in the State. Crops fine in this vicinity thanks to hard work and the smiles of a kind Providence. More anon, M. W. L.

ADVERTISEMENT 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.

ADVERTISEMENT 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.

ADVERTISEMENT 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.

ADVERTISEMENT 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.

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

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MR. W. T. COOPER, of Aberdeen, is authorized to receive and receipt for subscriptions, and to make contracts for advertising for the CLIPPER.

PROF. D. M. RUSH, of Jackson, La., preached an able and interesting sermon in the Court House on last Sabbath. The Prof. is on a visit to his father, relatives and friends. We hope his stay among us will be pleasant.

As our love for lowers is generally known among the fair virgins in town, some one of them, we are reliably informed, are presumptuous enough to believe their flowers will thrive under the weight of our name, as some ---- flowers which adorn the parlor window and veranda of a certain mansion in town bear; of course we have no objection. May they continue to thrive, and be as pleasing to behold as the one that waters and tend them.

DIED. In town on the 17th inst., Mrs. SALLIE LACY, wife of Sheriff D. J. LACY. After two long years of pain and suffering, which she bore with invincible faith and patience, knowing that her suffering would terminate and that she would one day inherit the kingdom of God, and wear a royal robe. We tender our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved and affectionate husband, little daughter, aged mother, brothers and sister. May they all meet her in Heaven, where sickness, pain and sorrow is not known.

Parker’s Santonine, worm lozenges – the best, purest, and safest worm medicine in the world, at W. L. MORTON & Bro. Buy none but Parker’s lozenges. Children love them, and cry for them.

MR. GREEN BANKHEAD, and “ye local” are under many obligations to the Misses AGGIE and DONNIE SUMMERS, for two large cakes presented to us on Wednesday at the picnic. May their lives on this mundane sphere be one long ray of sunshine and happiness.

A difficulty occurred in our town on Sunday last between A. L. GUIN and W. A. COBB. GUIN shot at, but missed COBB, when COBB cut GUIN with his knife, inflicting two painful but not dangerous wounds. COBB was arrested. GUIN escaped. Both boys have always been good friends, and would be now were it not for that greatest of evils – whisky.

The popular house of LOUIS ROY of Aberdeen, having bought an immense stock of dry goods before the rise in prices, is offering to his numerous friends and customers, goods ten percent cheaper than any house in Aberdeen. E. CLAY ARMSTRONG, Grand Master of Masons for the State was in town on Monday and Tuesday last, and we learn gave some good and wholesome instructions to his brothers at this place. We hope and believe the Lodge here will profit by what he said. He is quite an intelligent man; fine looking and we are sure a perfect gentleman and will do good where ever he goes. He was the guest of JUDGE COBB.

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.

D. J. MOLLY has purchased Sanders Mill on Yellow Creek.

MRS. SUMMERS has been quite sick for some days past, but is now convalescing.

MARRIED. Aug 8th, at the residence of T. J. TRULL, by REV. J. B. HUCKABEE, Mr. N. L. TRULL to MISS EMMA K. COOK. May joy, peace and happiness attend them as they journey down the incline of life.

MR. WATSON BROWN has our thanks for three new subscribers to the Clipper.

For the benefit of those not acquainted with the law, we publish the following: The Township Superintendent of public schools are required to make an enumeration of all the children, white and colored, between the ages of 7 and 21 years, in each township, during the month of August 1879, and every two years thereafter, and report the number to the county superintendent by September first.

The dinner at Cansler’s Mill looked forward to with such pleasant anticipation came off on the 20th, nor did the reality fall short of the wildest dreams of pleasure. In the deep shadows of the shady banks of the Bogue, rustic seats were arranged and a tastefully decorated speakers stand which fully displayed the taste of the ladies of the vicinity, and the public spirit of the enterprising proprietor of the grounds, the REV. T. G. CANSLER. The audience was interested for an hour by a most excellent address from MAJ. H. CLAY ARMSTRONG, after which dinner was served (of which there was no scarcity) upon a commodious table which stood in a half circle beneath the “shade of the trees.” Dinner over, and some minutes spent by all in pleasant conversation, the crowd was again assembled together and quietude reigned save the voice of our distinguished Congressman. HON. B. B. LEWIS in his usual earnest and impressive manner gave us a synopsis of the stirring events that have characterized and made historic the last session of Congress. All who heard him fully endorse his course and are ready to say well done good and faithful servant. Gradually by once twos and threes the crowed dispersed, each one with a green spot in his memory for the happiness and pleasure experienced in the deep shadows and by the clear waters of Bogue. We were pleasured to meet several interesting gentlemen from Aberdeen: MESS SIKES, MCQUISTON, AND OLIVER ECKFORD, Esq. The former of these three gentlemen is a candidate for the office of Sheriff, of Monroe Co., Miss. There is no better man to be found, and we hope he may stand as an aegis and be crowned sheriff of the people.

ADMINISTRATOR’S SALE By virtue of an order of the Probate Court of Lamar County, Alabama, I will offer for sale, on a credit until the 1st day f January 1880, at the late residence of JOHN SPROUSE, deceased, on the 6th day of September next, the following lands to wit: 46 2/3 acres in N E ¼ of N W. ¼ and N W ¼ of N E ¼ Sec. 23, and 53 1/3 acres in S ½ of S W ¼ and W ½ of W ½ of S E ¼ Sec. 14, T 16, R 16, as belonging to the estate of said JOHN SPROUSE deceased. The purchaser will be required to give note and good security for the purchase money. - GEORGE S. EARNEST, Admr. of estate of said JOHN SPROUSE, dec.

By virtue of an order of the Probate Court of Lamar County, Alabama, I will sell at Detroit, Ala., on the 11th day of September, 1879, for one fourth cash and the balance on 12 months credit, the following lands belonging to the Estate of JAMES HARRIS, deceased, to wit: S ½ of SW ¼ Sec 1, and SE ¼ of SE ¼ Sec 2 and E ¼ of NW ¼ Sec 12 T 12 R 16. - GEORGE S. EARNEST, Admr. of Estate of JAS. HARRIS, dec.

TUSKALOOSA FEMALE COLLEGE ALONZO HILL, A. M. President This Institution offers first-class facilities for the education of young ladies. Professional teachers in every department. Terms moderate. Correspondence solicited. For catalogues apply to the President at Tuskaloosa, Ala.

ADVERTISEMENT Go to W. L. MORTON & BRO. for Cuban Chill Tonic, the Great West Indies Fever and Ague Remedy, a great remedy from Cuba, guaranteed to cure Chills and Fevers, Biliousness and Liver Complaint, every time. Try it. Cheap and safe – the best Medicine in the world.

ADVERTISEMENT LOUIS ROY is selling more goods than any house in Aberdeen, he can on the account sell ten percent cheaper than any other house in the place.

NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION LAND OFFICE AT HUNTSVILLE, ALA. July 16th, 1879 Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and secure final entry thereof at the expiration of thirty days from the date of this notice, viz: JESSE M. STANFORD for the E ½ SW ¼ and NW ¼ SE ½ Sec 25 T 13 R 15 W, and names the following as his witnesses, viz: JOHN B. TAYLOR, of Lamar county, and JOHN T. NOLEN of Lamar County. JOHN M. CROSS, Register.

NOTICE – SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of an order of sale issued by W. G. MIDDLETON, Clerk of Circuit Court of Lamar County, Ala., to me directed, which execution is in favor of LEVI NORTHINGTON, and against J. M. RAY and others. I will offer for sale for cash at the Court House door of said county on the first Monday in September next, it being the first day of said month, the following real estate to wit: S ½ of N E ¼ & N E ¼ of NE ¼ Sec 35, and W ½ of SW ¼ Sec 36, T 12 R 16, levied on as the property of G. J. NICHOLS, also the W ½ of SW ¼ Sec 13 NE ¼ of NE ¼ Sec 13, and E ½ of SE ¼ Sec 21, NE ½ of NE ¼ Sec 28, T13 R 16, levied on as the property of W. T. EVANS, and will be sold to satisfy said execution in my hands. Sale within the usual hours. This the 1st day of August, 1879. - D. J. LACY, Sheriff

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.

ADVERTISEMENT 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.

SCHOOL NOTICE BUTTAHATCHIE MALE AND FEMALE SEMINARY Monroe County, Miss. (nine miles west of Moscow, Ala.) The first session of this Institution will open on the 3rd Monday in June 1879, and continue 4 scholastic months. Board, including washing, lights, etc. from $1.50 to $5 per month. Tuition $1.50 to $2.00, $2.50 and $2.75 per month of 20 days. For particulars address the Principal. B. H. WILDERSON. Moscow, Lamar Co., Ala.

ADVERTISEMENT The American Centennial Cement. One of the most perfect and absolutely the best cement ever offered the public, is now being manufactured by A. A. SUMMERS and W. T. MARLER of this place, and for sale in every store in town. The Greatest Invention of the Age. No carpenter, farmer, blacksmith, printer, merchant, or other person who does anything at all, or has it done, can afford to do without this wonderful invention; it is convenient for its utility in every walk of life. Nothing will compare with it in mending broken Glass ware, crockery, china, wood, leather, ivory, shells, bone, and in fact every thing coming in contact with it, is firmly and imperceptibly sealed inseparably. We desire to place a bottle in the house of every family in the country. Will sell as wholesale or retail rates. For terms apply to A. A. SUMMERS, W. T. MARLER, Vernon, Alabama.

ADVERTISEMENT Use This Brand. Church % Co.’s Soda. Trade mark Registered February 12, 1878. Arm with Hammer Brand. Chemically Pure. Full Weight, Full Strength, Purest, and Best. Best in the world and better than any salarafus. One teaspoonful of this soda used with sour milk equals four teaspoons of the best baking powder, saving twenty times its cost. See package for valuable information. If the teaspoonful is too large and does not produce good results at first, use less afterwards.

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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.

GEORGE A RAMSEY, Attorney at Law, Vernon, Ala. Will practice in the various courts of the 3rd Judicial Circuit. Special attention given to Supreme Court and U. S. District Court’s business.

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.

MEDICAL DR. W. L. MORTON & BRO., M. W. MORTON, W. L. MORTON Physicians and Surgeons. Vernon, Lamar Co., Ala. Tender their professional services to the citizens of Lamar and adjacent county. 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.


ADVERTISMENT 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.

ADVERTISEMENT W. H. NEWLON. COLUMBUS MARBLE WORKS. Tombstones, monuments, cenotaphs, etc. Made to order of fine marble or stone and in the best style of art. Orders for all kinds of stone work respectfully solicited. Prices reasonable and satisfaction given. Prompt attention to orders from a distance.

ADVERTISEMENT 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.


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At first, the mewling infant In a baby-carriage neat, That is trundled by a nurse girl As she flirts along the street.

And then, the whining school boy, Who is full of won’ts and can’ts, And therefore wears a sheep skin And seven pairs of pants.

And then, the mournful lover Who is always short on brains, And comes to sernade her And gets floured for his pains.

Next comes the gallant soldier – And here we do remind him, There are other tunes to whistle Than the girl he left behind him.

And then, the Justice humming: “Nature’s done so much for me, That I sign myself yours truly With a very large J. P.”

To the lean and slippery pantaloon The sixth age swiftly flies, And the family grieves to hear him Tell the most infernal lies.

About the men he killed in battle, And the weather he passed through, Of hot summers and cold winters And the b’ars and deer he slow.

Drop the curtain to slow music On the final episode: “If I didn’t Miss G. Washington, I hope I may be blowed!”

POEM – THE KING’S SHIPS – by Carl Spencer, in Christian Union

God hath so many ships upon the sea! His are the merchantmen that carry treasure, The me-of-war, all bannered gallantly, The little fisher boats and barks of pleasure. On all this sea of time there is not one That sailed without the glorious name thereon.

The winds go up and down upon the sea, And some they lightly clasp, entreating kindly, And waft them to the port where they would be; And other ships they buffet, long and blindly. The cloud comes down on the great sinking deep. And on the shore the watchers stand and weep.

And God hath many wrecks within the sea; O, it is deep! I look in fear and wonder; The wisdom throned above is dark to me, Yet it is sweet to think his care is under; That yet the sunken treasure may be drawn Into his storehouse when the sea is gone.

So I, that sail in peril on the sea, With my beloved, whom yet the waves may cover, Say: God hath more than angel’s care of me, And larger share than I in friend and lover. Why weep ye so, ye watcher on the land? This deep is but the hollow of his hand!

SHORT STORY – A SAILOR’S STORY – from Demorest’s Monthly “Twas in the last voyage I ever made before coming to lay up my old bones ashore for good, that what I am going to tell you honors happened. Nancy our ship was called, hailing from Cork, bound for Van Diemen’s Land; and we were lying in the Mersey, waiting for our passengers. The Captain was short of hands, and we got two or three aboard before we sailed. Among them was a young fellow who gave his name as Bruce; nigh upon 24 years of age, or thereabouts, seemingly. He shipped as an ordinary seaman; but it was easy to see there was a difference betune himself and the others, from the talk and the ways of him. A fine-looking young fellow, too, as eyes could wish to see; tall and broad-shouldered. Well, your honors, we weren’t very long after leaving port, and the Nancy getting well out to sea, when there was the world’s commotion on board. And what was it but a poor little stowaway they had discovered crouched up hiding under the fore-hatch, and were hauling out to bring him to the Captain. A bit of a chap he was, with rings of golden hair curling all round his head, a purty oval face, an’ the great large blue eyes lifted up pitiful and swimming in tears; for he was frightened out of his seven senses, the cr’ature, when he was caught, and the rough fellows pulling at him. Before you could turn about, Bruce was alongside; and ‘boys’ sez he, ‘lave go of the child; there’s no harm in him. Don’t drag him. I know who he is, and will make it straight with the Captain.’ “A bright handy little fellow he was; active as a bee, and willing an’ ready to do any odd job that turned up on board. The men would have liked nothing better than to make a pet and a play-toy of him; but he was as shy as a bird, and made no freedom with any one, keeping hisself to hisself. The Captain took to the young ‘un wonderful. He was a family man, you see, with a wife and childer in the Cove of Cork; and he’d have little George in his cabin painting, and coloring picters and such like. The boy could do ‘em beautiful! Helping the steward was what they kept him to chiefly; but for rough work on deck, or any thing o’ that kind, he was too tendther entirely. ‘Twasn’t fit for the donny little white hands of him, bless you! Bruce, it seems, had known the lad afore, and used to have an eye on him constant, to see he got good treatment; not that many on board the Nancy would have harmed little George. One day a big surly brute of a boy we had in the ship told him to do something that was beyond his strength, and was going to kick him because he wasn’t able. Bruce, who was never far off, somehow, rushed at the fellow, his face afire with rage. ‘You cowardly rascal,’ he cried, grabbing him by the collar and shaking him till you’d think the teeth would be shook out of his head, ‘you offer to do that again – you dare to lay a finer on that child – and I’ll break every bone in your body.’ There were a good many jeer among the men at the way Bruce watched and spied after his ‘little brother,’ as they nicknamed him; but they said nought to his face. There was something about the young man that made folks keep their distance. ‘Twasn’t for any likeness betune ‘em they were called ‘brothers.’ The young one was as fair as a lily, and bright and smiling’ with hair that, when the sun was upon it, looked for all the world like shining god; and Bruce was dark-complexioned, with black locks and a grave countenance. “The voyage was a fair one. Nothing to make a remark upon till it was well nigh over; and then a sudden squall came on. Ugly customers they are, them squalls; and you’re never safe from them in those latitudes. They’ll spring up upon you so sudden and with such violence, that if you’re not as quick as thought, ‘Davy’s locker’ would be the word for the ship and every soul aboard. In a minute all hands were turned up, and orders sung out to shorten sail.. It was no end of a hurry. In less than no time the royals and top gallant sails were furled and a reef taken in the topsails; every man at his best along the yards. Little George – always ready to help – jumped into the fore-rigging to get aloft and stow the fore-royal. Bruce was after him like a shot. Too late! Whether the child missed his footing or got giddy, none could know; down he fell, on to the deck. There wasn’t stir or sound – his neck was broken!” Here the old man paused and took off his hat. Extracting from it a cotton handkerchief rolled in a wisp inside, he passed it across his brows before he resumed his story. “I am an aged man, your honors, and I’ve seen, I daresay, as much trouble an’ grief, an’ heart-scald as any one else in this sorrowful world; but never, before or since, did I meet the equal of Bruce’s despair when he seen the ‘little brother’ lying dead forement him. He flung himself down on the deck, convulsed-like with agony; and when he come to he wound his arms about the corpse, and keeping every one off, and not letting man or mortal touch it but himself, he lifted it up and staggered off like on that was drunk. “And then it all came out. Little George was Bruce’s wife. They had known each other from childhood, and had been promised to one another and hand-fastened from since they were boy and girl. Both belonged to the best of families; and the parents and friends on all sides were agreeable to the marriage; but the young man’s father got into money troubles by reason of a bank that broke; and her people seeing that he had no means of supporting her, wouldn’t hear of their marrying. All was forbid betune them, and they were parted from one another. But they couldn’t live asunder; so, like a pair of young fools, as they were – God help ‘em – they ran away and got spliced unknown. Bruce, as I call him still – though that wasn’t his right name – thought if they could only get to Van Diemen’s Land, he’d easy make out a living there for the both of them; and she too with such good hands for picter-drawing and the like. So they came in the manner I’ve told you aboard of the Nancy; for there was no other way they could sail together, not having a penny in the world. The young man had their marriage lines, which he showed the Captain; and her weddin’ ring, that she wore round her neck, the cr’ature! tied with a blue ribbon. And he had papers and letters and doeyment’s proving the birth and station of him and herself, and the grand folks they come of. He was 23 years of age, he said’ and she coming up for 18; though you’d never think but what she was much younger than that, by reason of being so fair and innocent-looking, and seeming small and slender in boy’s clothes. “It was a sorrowful sight when, the day after the accident, the remains of the poor young thing were brought on deck, sewed up in a hammock; and we were all gathered round to hear the funeral service read over them. There wasn’t one of the crew that wasn’t grieved to the heart for our little comrade, that had made the voyage with us, and brightened up the old ship with purty ways – blithesome as a robin and sperrity. Even the big lubberly boy, that no one thought had a soft spot about him, was crying like rain, skulked behind the rest; and there was moisture in the eyes of many a rough old salt, and brown hands brushed across them. “But never a tear, good or bad, did Bruce shed. He stood beside the corpse, the living image of despair, with gray, haggard face and parched lips; his eyes wild and bloodshot, with a kind of stony glare in them that wasn’t natural. We none of us liked his looks. The Captain took hold of him by the sleeve and spoke some pitiful words, trying to rouse him a bit; but lord! You might as well talk to the dead in their graves. He didn’t hear or notice anything. “At last the part of the service was come to where the remains are slipped off into the sea; and at that he gave a great start; and setting his teeth, with one leap he was over the side, reaching the water almost as soon as the corpse. Down to the bottom they sank both together – the living and the dead – and disappeared! God pardon him, poor fellow! he had to go with her. “Yes, your honors. “Twas a sad occurrence; but there’s an old saying, that no good comes of going agin’ the will of them that reared us. It brings, sure enough, neither luck nor grace.”

SOUTHERN NEWS Two estimable young ladies of Corsicana, Texas, Misses Sallie and Eva Sherrill, on the 7th went out riding upon two spirited horses. When returning home, Miss Eva’s horse became frightened and threw her, breaking her neck. This frightened Miss Sallie’s horse, who also threw her, and, her skirt catching in the horn of the saddle, she was dragged some distance, the horse kicking her in the face, but not fatally. Mrs. Sherrill, the mother, ran out, and seeing the bodies of her daughters fainted and, temporarily at least, lost her reason.

HENRY BENSON, of Fairfield, Va., was bitten on the foot by a rattlesnake on South Mountain. He walked home, a distance of three miles, his foot being fearfully swollen, and he became delirious. A poultice of camphor and tobacco was applied, which gave relief almost immediately. This remedy was suggested by an old hunter, who said he never knew it to fail.

GEORGE BROWN, a colored man of Louisville, Ky., drowned himself on the morning of the day set for his wedding, because, as his mother testified, he did not like the arrangements made by the friends of the bride for the ceremony to take place in church.

The sheriff of Palo Pinto County, Texas and a posse recently had a fight with the JONES GANG of horse thieves. LARKIN JONES was killed and JNO. JONES wounded. Enoch and old Jones, two other thieves, were captured. JACK MORRIS was left to guard the wounded Jones and assisted the latter to escape. Morris was arrested and subsequently 25 masked men overpowered the four guards of Palo Pinto Jail, and shot Morris dead in his cell.

The Ship Island Railroad will soon be completed to Vicksburg.

The Georgia Senate has passed a bill leasing the Macon and Brunswick Railroad for $60,000 per annum, or allowing its sale at $1,124, 000 cash, provided the leasing or buying parties will extend the road to Atlanta. A New York company, with WM. B. ASTOR at its head, is said to have taken the contract for the lease.

A call for a state convention of merchants, dealer and drummers will be issued at an early day to meet at Austin. $500 has been subscribed in St. Louis to test the Drummer’s tax law.

ANATOLE BOSQUE, a desperado, shot and killed CAPTAIN JOSEPH BOYLE of the steamer Heroine, at Mandeville, La., on the 3rd. Boyle, after being mortally wounded, shot Bosque twice, wounding him in the neck and shoulder.

MRS. KATE STILES, living on the Llano in Texas, was accidentally shot and instantly killed by her husband, on the 5th inst., while he was handing a rifle on the gallery of their home.

At Dallas, Texas, on the 8th, ELISHA CONWAY, colored, cut his wife’s throat from ear to ear, on account of her having run off with another negro, named JIM FOWLER. All the partied lived at Grand Prairie. The murderer was arrested.

MARCUS WITLEY, indicated at Pocahontas, Ark. for the murder of DUKE SUMMER in February 1877 has been found guilty of murder in the first degree.

P. M. NUGENT, said to have two wives living, one at Austin and another at Houston, Texas, recently married a third, an estimable widow named MRS. A. C. TAYLOR of Lewisville, Ark. They went to Marshall to spend their honeymoon, and there the new wife learned of her husband’s former matrimonial ventures. He left for parts unknown, and the deluded woman has begun a suit for divorce.

Two young men named WILKERSON and JOHNS quarreled at Deberry, Panola County, Texas, about a bottle of whisky, and agreed to fight a duel with shot guns at Elliott’s Ferry, on the Sabine River. They parted to arm themselves for the conflict. Wilkerson was first on the ground, and waiting some time for his antagonist,, who failed to appear, started for home. He was ambushed and shot dead by Johns, who made his escape in company with ALEX. CRUMMEL and WM. ELLIOTT, who were with him at the time of the shooting. Officers started in pursuit of the fugitives.

T. L. PHILLIEO, an old merchant of Rusk, Texas, committed suicide by shooting himself through the breast.

GEN. JESSEE H. DRAKE, a well known resident of Nash County, N. C., died recently and left his entire estate, valued at $10,000, to three faithful servants, formerly his slaves.

JACK HATCHER, who lives in the vicinity of Cyntahiana, Ky., was taken out of his bed the other night by a party of his neighbors and severely whipped. He offense was the assault of a respectable lady. Served him right.

O. W. PRICE of Poplar Plains, Fleming County, Ky., got into a difficulty with LEN. ANDERSON, who took to his heels, PRICE shooting at him at every jump. THOMAS ANDERSON came upon the scene at this time, and, with a double-barrel shot-gun, blew PRICE’S brains out, killing him instantly.

A terrible due is reported to have taken place recently in Helena, Karnes County, Texas. Two young men, COOPER and BUTLER, for a long time enemies, met. Cooper said, “Now I’ve got you,” and shot Butler through the breast. Butler then drew a revolver and shot Cooper, the latter meanwhile giving Butler two more shots in the breast. Butler then staggered toward Cooper, placed his pistol against his neck and fired. Both fell together, dead.

The notorious assassin, mail robber and desperado, DELL DUBLIN, long a terror in the West, is reported to have been captured on the South Llano, Kimball County, by CAPT. ROBERTS’ Texas Rangers. He subsequently attempted to escape and was shot and seriously wounded.

Albany, Ga., has a society of little girls calling themselves the “Pearl Gatherers.” They make fancy articles for fairs and sociables and sell them, and the other day they presented the pastor of the Methodist church at that place with a purse of $100, the result of their year’s work.

It is said that every ton of dried tobacco leaves carried off exhausts from the soil in mineral matter, as much as is contained in 14 tons of the grain of wheat.

DOMESTIC ECONOMY CREAM PIE – 1 pint thick, sweet, cream; 1 cup of sugar; 1 tablespoon corn-starch; season well with nutmeg; bake with an upper crust.

CLEANING SILVER SPOONS – The disagreeable discoloration of egg can be readily taken from silver spoons by washing them in potato water – water in which potatoes have been boiled. It is much better than salt, as it does not scratch the metal.

POTATO PIE – Yolks of 6 eggs, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup butter, 1 pint of sweet cream, 1 cup fresh milk, 1 cup mashed potatoes; mix potatoes and butter well; add other ingredients; bake with only an under-crust; frost with the whites of 6 eggs and 6 tablespoons sugar; flavor to suit.

ICE CREAM PIE – Make a smooth paste of flour and cold water; add boiling water to it, stirring until it is about like cream; when cool add an egg; sweeten to taste; put in a small lump of tartaric acid and flavor; bake crust; put in a small lump of tartaric acid and flavor; bake crust (sic); put in the mixture and bake a little frost on top.

FOR THE TOILET – Of white wax, oil of sweet almonds, spermaceti and white soap each ¼ ounce; 1 pint of rose water or elderflower water; best cologne 3 ounces. Cut the wax, sperm and soap very fine; put into an earthen vessel with a gill of the rose water, set into a dish of boiling water and let stand until dissolved. Then add first the oil of almonds, then the rose water and cologne.

OATMEAL PUDDING – Mix 2 ounces of Scotch oatmeal in ¼ pint of milk; sweeten to taste, and stir over the fire for 10 minutes; then put in 2 ounces of sifted bread-crumbs, stir until the mixture is stiff; then add 1 ounce of shret suet, and one or two well beaten eggs; add a little lemon flavoring or grated nutmeg. Put the pudding into a buttered dish, and bake slowly for an hour.

BREEZE PUDDING – Dissolve ½ box of gelatine in a pint of boiling water; add 2 cups of sugar and the juice of 2 lemons; after this has become cool (not cold), break into it the white of 3 eggs; beat all to a stiff froth; make a soft custard with the yolks of the eggs, adding 3 others, and a quart of milk; pour the whites into molds, and, when ready for use, turn them out, pouring the custard over.

STUFFED EGGS. 6 hard-boiled eggs, cut in two, take out the yolks and mash fine; then add 2 teaspoonfuls of butter, 1 of cream, 2 or 3 drops of onion juice, and salt and pepper to taste; mix all thoroughly and fill the eggs with this mixture; put them together. Then there will be a little of the filling left, to which add 1 well beaten egg. Cover the eggs with this mixture and then roll in cracker crumbs. Fry a light brown in boiling fat.

NEW WAY TO COOK CHICKENS – Cut the chicken up, put it in a pan and cover it over with water; let it stew as usual, and when done, make a thickening of cream and flour, adding a piece of butter and pepper and salt. Have made and bake a pair of short cakes, made as for pie crust, but roll thin and cut in small square. This is much better than chicken pie and more simple to make. The crusts should be laid on a dish and the chicken gravy poured over while both are hot.

TO CAN TOMATOES – I have found it cheaper (says a lady) to can my own tomatoes than to buy them canned. I do not scald my tomatoes, but put them in bake pans, just as they are; of course I have washed and dried them first. I let them bake 15 minutes, then I take them out and pour off all the fluid which has come from them; this liquid I throw away; then I peel my tomatoes when they are cold; I now cook them in a large kettle for a full hour and a half; when scalding hot I put them in my tins and solder; I generally warm my tins, so that is cooling the vacuum is more perfect; I put neither salt nor pepper in the tomatoes.

MEAT HASH – Chop fine any kind of cold meat (before chopping dredge with salt and pepper. This is always the best manner of seasoning hash, as by this means all parts will be seasoned alike.) If you have cold potatoes, chop fine and mix with the meat; if they are hot, mash. Allow ½ meat to 2/3 potato. Put this mixture in the frying pan, with a little water to moisten it, and stir in a spoon of butter, or, if you have nice beef drippings, use that instead of butter. Heat slowly through, cover and let stand on a moderately hot part of the stove or range 20 minutes. When ready to dish, fold as you would an omelet, and dish. Save all the trimmings and pieces that are left of all kinds of meat, and have a hash once or twice a week. It does not hurt hash to have different kinds of meat in it. Avoid having a hash greasy.

ADVERTISEMENT Since the composition of one of the most popular proprietary medicines – we speak of Dr. F. Wilhoft’s Anti-Periodic or Fever and Ague Tonic – has been published and accompanies every bottle, the sales of this greatest specific for the cure of chills and fever, dumb chills and hypertrophied spleen have doubled, and the leading physicians prescribe it in their practice when the usual remedies fail. all druggists sell it.

An Indianapolis man has been arrested for violating Indiana law by marrying his step-daughter.

Scotland must be a windy place. They have GAELS there all the time.

ADVERTISEMENTS “Laugh and Grow Far” This ancient bit of advice is well enough for “spare” people, but how about those that are already too fat? What is to become of them? Sit still, and I’ll tell you. After many experiments, extending through months of patient investigation and toil, the celebrated analytical chemist, J. C. Allen has perfected and given to the world Allan’s Anti-fat. Thus far in several hundred cases this great remedy has never failed to reduce a corpulent person from three to 6 pounds per week. It is perfectly harmless and positively efficient. Sold by druggists.

Housekeepers prefer C. Gilbert’s Starches.

Chew Jackson’s Best Sweet Navy Tobacco.

Popham’s Asthma specific. Instant relief. Sold by druggists. Trial free. Address T. Popham & Co., Philadelphia, Pa.

$2000 a year easy made in each county. Good business men and agents. Add’s J. B. Chapman, 69 West St., Madison, Ind.

$350 a month – Agents wanted – 36 best selling articles in the world, one sample free. Address Jay Bronson, Detroit, Mich.

Young men wanted to learn telegraphing. Salary $40 to $70 per month when qualified. Western Tel. Institute, Sedalla, Mo.

Teas. Choicest in the world. Importers prices. Largest company in America. Staple article. Pleases everybody. Trade continually increasing. Agents wanted everywhere. Best inducements. Don’t waste time. Send for circular. Rob’t Wells, 43 Vesey St., N. Y., P. O. Box 1237

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. Samples free. Address Sherman & Co., Marshall, Mich.

The Bryant & Stratton Business and Telegraph College, St. Louis, Mo., Largest most complete and practical. Send for circular.

Perpetual Sorghum Evaporator. $15. $20. $25. Cheap and durable. Send for circulars. Address the only Manufacturers, Chapman & Co., Madison, Ind.

Agents wanted for the Pictorial history of the World. It contains 672 fine historical engravings and 1,260 large double column pages, and is the most complete history of the world ever published. It sells at sight. Send for specimen pages and extra terms to agents, and see why is sells faster than any other book. Address National Publishing Co., St. Louis, Mo.

D. H. LAMBERSON, Sole Western Agent Remington’s Celebrated Breech loading rifles, shot-guns, revolvers, cartridges, shells, primers, & c. also The “Remington” Sewing Machine for which an agent is wanted in every county. Send stamp for illustrated catalogue. Office and warehouse 287 State St., Chicago, Ill.

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.

ADVERTISEMENT The only 25 cent Ague Remedy in the world. Thermaline. A safe and reliable substitute for quinine. The best known remedy for all diseases, caused by malarial poisoning, being a preventive as well as a certain cure for fever and ague, chills & fever, dumb ague, ague cake, remittent, intermittent fevers, kidney disease, liver and bowel complaints, dyspepsia, and general debility; the best general tonic for debilitated systems. Price, 25 cents per box. Sold by all druggists in this town. Mailed on receipt of price by Dundas Dick & Co., 35 Wooster Street, New York. Explanatory book mailed free on application.

A Table Book and Introductory Arithmetic! By Lydia Nash. Price. 15 cents. Free by mail. Apply to the author 88 Broad St. Elizabeth, N. J.

ADVERTISEMENT Graefenberg Vegetable Pills. Mildest ever known, cure malarial diseases, headaches, biliousness, indigestion and fevers. These pills tone up the system and restore health to those suffering from general debility and nervousness. Sold by all druggists. 25 cents per box.

ADVERTISEMENT Occidentalis. No aloes! No Quinine! No poisonous drugs! A never-failing cure for fever and ague. Does not affect the head, nauseate the stomach or gripe the bowels. A pleasant, speedy and reliable remedy for Female Diseases. Its use prevents Malarial poison from accumulating in t the system. It keeps the stomach in a healthy condition, Preventing Diarrhea and Dysentery. Cures constipation and piles. Quiets nervous excitement. Induces refreshing sleep and exerts a salutary influence upon all the functions of the body. Is an invaluable household remedy. Sold wholesale by R. H. McDonald & Co, N. Y.; Van Schaack, Stevenson & Co, Chicago; Richardson & Co., St. Louis. A. & V. C. Miller, Proprietors, 722 Washington Avenue, St. Louis.

NOTICE FROM EDITOR When writing to advertisers, please say you saw the advertisement in this paper. Advertisers like to know when and where their advertisements are paying best.

ADVERTISEMENT 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--------Price. $1.00. The incidents of the massacre, briefly------distributed by agents, free of charge ----. Mr. Eastman, being almost -----engaged in gathering and curing-----the medicine is composed, the -----ment devolves upon Dr. John------been called, and is known as ------Dr. Clark Johnson’s Indian Blood Syrup. Price of Large Bottles----- Price of small bottles------ Read the voluntary testimonials of those who have been cured by the use of -----Blood Syrup in you own ------. 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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