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Vernon Clipper 26 Nov 1880

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




TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION For one year (in advance)……………………………..$1.00 When payment is delayed over six months…………$1.50 When sent out of county………………………………$1.50 Professional Cards …..$10.00 a year. Special advertisements in local column will be charged double rates. Advertisements collectible after -----(Can’t read) Obituaries, tributes of respect, etc. making over ten lines charged advertising rates.

DAISY CHAINS – By Lydia F. Hinman Down in the meadows, half asleep, Where breezes through the grasses sweep, And --- youth in quiet lay, ------- his side a blue-eyed fay Sat weaving with such artful care A dainty chain of daisies fair. His eyes were closed in sweet content; Her thoughts alone on mischief bent; She wound the chains about his head, And arms, and form, and o’er him spread Till he seemed but a daisy bed.

The laughing eyes then open flew, And peered into the eyes of blue; Up rose his hands, and with a bound The chain lay broken on the ground. The blue eyes flashed with sudden light, And, pelting with daisies white, The vengeance in her eyes he read, As haughtily the midget said; “Young man, another time I’ll make A stouter chain you cannot break.”

The little witch! Could it be true How well she spoke her dear heart knew? For, sure enough, around his heart She wove a chain he could not part. And if this very day you pass Across the meadow’s wavy grass You’ll see the children of the twain A-weaving each a daisy chain.

AN IMPUDENT PUPPY “Where is Sue?” inquired Mrs. Mellington, entering the room where her two eldest daughters were employed, the one in reading, the other with a bit of fancy work. “I really don’t know, mamma,” answered Ada, looking up from her work. “I have had scarcely a glimpse of Sue since we came to the country. She appears to have taken to an outdoor life, and is never in the house except at night.” “I saw her about two hours ago on her way to the orchard,” remarked Rose. “She said she was going to feed the pigs, and would afterward take a lesson in milking.” “I wish I could find her,” resumed Mrs. Mellington. “I am sure that Col. Hanley or his son will call this afternoon, and it is proper that Sue should be present. She did not appear on their former visit." “She will shock the Colonel by her hoydeyish manners, and, as to his son, I hardly think he will particularly admire her. He doesn’t fancy female society, I’ve heard, and prefers his dogs and horses. And wasn’t he a little wild at college, mamma?” “A little to fond of what is called fun – nothing more that I have ever heard. He is a clever young man, will be wealthy, and is, next to his father, the best match in the neighborhood, though, as you say, he don’t appear to care particularly for ladies’ society. I fancy he looked rather bored while taking to that stately Miss Radstock, clever and handsome as she is. And then he must know that all the girls are trying to secure him, which naturally makes him shy of them.” These remarks were clearly intended as hints to her daughters, for Mrs. Mellington was a genuine match-maker and had already married off two daughters advantageously . Finding that the remaining eldest daughter had failed to make the desired impression on either Col. Hanley or his son, she had bethought herself of producing Sue, hitherto, as the youngest and prettiest, carefully kept in the background. But, meanwhile, where was Sue? She had filled a basket with apples for the pigs, strolled around the orchard, admired the trees and the fruit, and climbed a low plum tree, in order to gather an especially fine one for her father. In this position her eye was caught by a low line of green willows, bordering the sloping meadows beyond the orchard. “It looks as though a stream were there,” she thought, “and I do so love water. I dare say it is so lovely under those willows. Come, Rolla,” calling to a little half-grown terrier, “you and I will go on an exploring expedition together.” Rolla, after coaxing, rather sulkily obeyed. He was an ugly little, crooked-legged, hairy-muzzled pup, which Sue had, on her arrival at the farm, begged of the farmer for a pet. Yet Rolla, despite all the petting, did not take to this pretty young mistress, but persisted in evincing a decided preference for the barn and kitchen, and low life in general. She was not disappointed in her expectation. She found a clear, shallow stream, which in rippling and murmuring pleasantly beneath the willows, between thicket of wild rose and blossoming elder. She seated herself on the grassy bank, took off first her hat and then her shoes and stockings, and allowed the cool ripples to dance about her white feet. Then she became interested in watching some insect life on the surface of the water, and when satisfied with this, resumed her shoes and stockings and lay back on the cool turf, dreamily reciting snatches of poetry. A stray sunbeam glinted on her rippling brown hair, and the eyes that looked up through the waving foliage were as deeply blue and clear as the summer sky overhead. Pity that there was no stray artist to gaze upon the picture. Suddenly Sue awoke to the fact that Rolla had disappeared. He had been smelling about the bushes, and had now stolen off on the track of some scent, perceptible only to his own keen olfactories. Sue lifted up her voice, and called in her sweet, clear, girlish tones: “Rolla! Rolla!” In answer there was presently a rustling amid the elder bushes, and forth stepped not the culprit Rolla, but a very handsome young man, equipped with a gun and game-bag. She sprang up. Each stared for an instant at the other; then the gentleman, gracefully lifting his hat, said: “May I inquire, Miss, what you want with me?” “Want with you?” responded she, in surprise. “Yes, I was crossing the field yonder, when I heard you call me,” he replied, with a slightly demure expression about his mouth and eyes. “I called you?” said Sue, indignantly. “Yes, you called ‘Rolla’ very distinctly and earnestly” replied her, biting the corner of his mustache, “and I, of course, obeyed the summons, and am at your service. My name is Rolland, or Rolla, as I am familiarly called.” She surveyed him from head to foot. ‘Oh,” said she, coolly, “it was a mistake on your part. It was not you, but the other puppy I was calling. His name is also Rolla.” “Indeed! Where is he?” inquired the gentleman, looking around with a great expression of interest. “He has run away from me.” “I wonder at him. In fact, I really don’t see how he could have done it” said he, looking at Sue, and slowly stroking his mustache. She drew herself up with a great assumption of dignity. “If you will try, sire, you will find how it can be done.” said she loftily. “And if I don’t want to try?” “Then the other puppy must make you. Here he is, just in time. Here, Rolla, good dog. Bite at him, sir!” And Sue clapped her white hands together, and tried to whistle, as she had seen her papa do, to the great amusement of the gentleman. But, instead of gallantly rushing to the attack at command of his mistress, Rolla frisked up to the stranger with extravagant demonstrations of delight. “Oh, he knows you,” said Sue, contemptuously, “and so you didn’t run.” “Yes, Rolla knows his friends. In fact, he’s my namesake – an honor conferred upon me by the admiring partiality of farmer Hayes.” “He belongs to me now, and I mean to change his name,” said Sue positively. “Pray don’t. You have no idea how musically it sounded across the field. I fancied some wood nymph – or dryad – was calling to me. Belongs to you now, does he? Happy dog!” And he stopped and patted Rolla’s head. She turned sharply. “Are you going away sir, or shall I?” she demanded. “Oh, I would not for the world incommode you! And I beg you to remember that I came only because I fancied you were calling em, having probably seen me passing. I saw you from the bank above. Pray excuse the mistake, and allow me to wish you a good evening.” And with a courteous bow, he disappeared among the bushes. She stood looking indignantly after him until he disappeared. “The imprudent puppy!” she murmured; “I never heard of such assurance.” And then a slow smile rippled over her face which she remorselessly checked by biting the corner of her under lip. “Come, Rolla,” she called, in a subdued voice, “come, sir, and go home; and see how you get into scrapes again.” She climbed the bank into the meadow, the dog followed with a subdued and culprit-like mien. But suddenly he gave a short, sharp bark, and at the same moment another and stronger sound smote upon Sue’s ear. It was a low, hoarse, sobbing murmur, which seemed to swell into an angry roar. “If I were in Africa, I should fancy that a lion’s roar!” thought Sue, curiously looking around. In an instant her cheek became deadly pale, and she stood breathless and transfixed, as a huge animal, with lowered head, and eyes gleaming through shaggy forelocks, emerged from a thicket at some distance, and came slowly toward her, tearing up the earth with hoofs and horns. Rolla, after a burst of obstreperous barking, turned and ignominiously fled. She strove I vain to follow his example. Her limbs felt paralyzed, and she turned faint and sick. The bull came slowly onward, now lowering his head, then uplifting it, and staring fiercely and threateningly at the figure in the center of the field. Suddenly a voice shouted: “Don’t be afraid! Throw away your red shawl! Now run – run to the nearest fence – while I keep him off!” The assurance of help at hand inspired her. She tore off the light zephyr shawl, which had attracted the attention of the bull, and ran as fast as her trembling limbs would carry her. How she got over the fence she never knew. Indeed, she knew nothing distinctly until the gentleman, she had characterized as an “impudent puppy,” lightly leaping the fence, threw himself, rather breathlessly and heated, on the ground near where she had sunk the moment she had found herself in safety.” “Oh,” said Sue, half sobbing. “I am so glad you came!” That awful creature would have killed me!” “I fortunately hear him bellowing, and remembering you, came just in time to keep him off.” “Weren’t you afraid?” “Oh, no! I used when a boy to bait these animals for my own amusement. But you see I can be of more use to you than ‘the other puppy.’ Where is he?” “Gone. Deserted me in my hour of need,” she replied, smiling faintly, as she dried her tears, “But I’ve had enough of him. I’ll give him away and get a better and bigger dog to accompany me on my walks, if they are to be as dangerous as this one.” “Am I big enough?” inquired the gentleman. “I’ll take the best care of you.” “O, I don’t know you yet, you see, I will ask papa.” she answered demurely. “Certainly – by all means ask papa!” said he eagerly. “I’m going home now,” she said, rising. “Won’t you permit me to see you safe? There may be more cattle around, to say nothing of snakes and owls.” “Well, I think you may come, though we are near home now. I can see papa sitting on the verandah, reading; and there in the orchard is my basket of apples, which I gathered for the pigs. If you won’t mind, I’ll feed them now, and carry the basket back.” “I’ll enjoy it of all things,” he asserted. Lifting the basket he carried it for her to the stye, where she amused herself with tossing the fruit, one by one, to the eager, pushing crowd within. “So you take an interest in those poetic animals?” remarked her companion, as he stood curiously looking on. “I feel sorry for them, they are so ugly and dirty. Nature seems to have treated them unjustly, poor things, in making them so inferior to other animals. But then, the little ones, with their pink noses and funny eyes, do look so chubby and innocent.” She tossed some apples to the little ones, and looked thoughtfully. “They remind me of a picture I saw lately – Circe, surrounded by a herd of swine, into which she had transformed her admirers, and would never have imagined how much expression there was in the way that they wriggled and groveled at her feet." “I see that picture now, at least something like it,” the gentleman remarked, looking from Sue to the pigs. And again Sue repeated to herself, “What an impudent puppy!” as she dropped more apples into the stye. And this was the spectacle which greeted the horrified gaze of Mrs. Mellington as she stepped on the veranda where her husband was reading, ad looked across the lawn to the orchard. The tea table was ready, and she was expecting Sue. “Mercy on me!” she gasped. “Why, Mr. Millington, only look! There is actually Sue with Col. Hanley’s son feeding the pigs.” Mr. Mellington chuckled. “Well, my dear, I don’t see the harm of it, if they like it. Though where she could have picked him up I can’t imagine.” Meanwhile, Sue and her companion leisurely crossed the orchard and the lawn. “Now, I’ll introduce you to papa,” she said. “Only I don’t know you name.” “Oh, perhaps he knows it, and will introduce me to you. Meantime, call me anything you like.” So Sue walked straight up to her father, and putting her hand on his shoulder, said: “Papa, I’ve had an awful fright. I was chased by a raging mad bull, and my puppy ran away from me, and another with the very same name, save me; so I’ve brought him home with me,” nodding in an introductory manner toward the guest. “Eh?” said papa, looking up and catching the expression of the two faces before him, he fell into the humor, and, as he rose, said, with a wave of his hand toward the waiting tea-table, “Very well, my dear, we’ll feed him.” So Mr. Roland Hanley sat down to the table with the family, and with an utter absence of that unpleasant restraint which Mrs. Mellington had remarked in his intercourse with Miss Radstock; and, despite her vexation at Sue, the meal passed off agreeably. Of course, this was not Mr. Hanley’s last visit to the Mellington’s – of course there were frequent calls, with walks and rides, in all of which he fulfilled his promise of taking case of Sue; and when, at length, he asked the privilege of taking care of her through life, she did not say nay. Lately, when Mr. Hanley was boasting that his wife had accepted him on their very first interview, by referring him to papa, Sue looked around and said: “You were an impudent puppy that day, Rolla, as you are still.”

MANITOBA This, than which perhaps there is not to be found a more inhospitable region below the latitude of Greenland, is pictures as a Northern paradise, and rendered magnificently attractive on paper. A flat country, almost without timber, swept during the greater part of the year by high winds surcharged with snow and sleet, called, in the expressive phrase of the denizens, “blizzards,” frozen during the winter hard as an iceberg, and to a fearful depth, and deluged with water in the spring, it possesses many attractions for an Esquimaux. (sic) Horses and cattle fare poorly in Manitoba, since if they escape the loss of their ears by frost, they are subject to gradual starvation during the long winter. It is doubtless pleasant enough during the brief summer, and a returned explorer gives it as his opinion that land…(TORN)

THE TERRORS OF CARVING The misery of habitual carving can hardly be exaggerated. The man who comes home tired from his day'’ work and sites down to dinner needs a quiet and easy meal. Instead of having this, he is compelled to undergo the labor of carving, and to postpone his personal dinner until his appetite has vanished. It is no small labor to carve for a family, say of six persons. The joints of the spring chicken are apparently made of a combination of steel and India rubber, and can neither be cut nor dragged apart; while the roast beef, toughened by long years of service in its original shape of an ox, requires more strength of wrist on the part of the carver than would suffice to saw a twelve-inch log. When at last the work of carving is done, the delicate and difficult duty of “helping” begins. There can be no peace of mind for the man who helps his family and his occasional guests to any food except soup or oysters, both of which can be accurately and fairly divided. In the case of children he can never give satisfaction. There is no rule in this matter beyond that of giving the chicken legs to the boys, which can be followed. To ask people what part of the chicken they prefer is simply madness. Either everybody will tell the truth and demand the best cut, in which case all but one will be exasperated by failing to have their wished gratified, or everybody will reply “Any part,” “It makes no difference,” or words to the same mendacious and aggravating effect. Of course, when the man who says “It makes no difference” is helped to anything but the breast, he becomes the enemy of the carver for life, and nothing can disabuse him of the impression that he has been wantonly insulted. It is far better to boldly help people without making any pretense of consulting their wishes. They will then regard the carver as a rude and careless host; but they will acquit him of any intention to press open insults on his guests. – [New York Tribune]

A GENTLEMAN John Ruskin presents his idea of a gentleman in his well-known work “Modern Painters.” The primal, literal, and perpetual meaning of the word gentleman, he says, is “a man of pure race,” well-bred, in the sense that a horse or dog is well-bred. The lower orders and all orders have to learn that every vicious habit and chronic disease communicates itself by descent, and by purity of birth the entire system of the human body and soul may be gradually elevated or – by recklessness of birth – degraded, until there shall be as much difference between the well-bred and ill-bred human creature (whatsoever pains may be taken with their education) as between the wolf-hound and the vilest mongrel cur. A gentleman’s first characteristic is that fineness of structure in the body which renders it capable of the most delicate sensation, and of structure in the mind which renders it capable of the most delicate sympathies - one may say, simply, “fineness of nature.” And though rightness of moral conduct is ultimately the great purifier of race, the sign of nobleness is not in this rightness of moral conduct, but in sensitiveness. Hence it will follow that one of the probable signs of high breeding in men generally will be their kindness and mercifulness, these always indicating more or less fineness of make in the mind, and miserliness and cruelty the contrary, hence that of Isaiah: “The vile person shall no more be called liberal, nor the ch url bountiful.”

NARROW ESCAPES Sometimes, when I look back over my life, I am amazed to see how the pages of its record are dotted with hair-breadth escapes. I escaped the dangers and hardships of the Revolutionary War by waiting until the war had been over about sixty years before I got born. When the Brooklyn Theater burned, I was in Burlington. When the yellow fever broke out in New Orleans I was in Minnesota, and immediately skipped out for Canada. When I was a boy, at school, one day all the boys in school were flogged all ’round for robbing an apple orchard, and the flogging didn’t do a bit of good, for every beggar of them had the cholera morbus all that night, just the same. And I? I was attending another school, twenty-three miles distant. When all of my brothers and sisters were down with the scarlet fever I was down South in the army, and when I read the letters from home I laughed aloud to think of my great good fortune, and that I would only have to be shot at once or twice a week instead of having to take medicine three times a day. When a man comes to the office with a little bill, nine times out of ten I am out. And if, by some astonishing blunder I am in, then indeed I am more unfortunate, but the man is in no better luck than before. – [Burdette, in the Hawk-Eye]

DIZZY HEIGHTS A French journal contains the following statement of the height of the different highest spires and monuments on the globe: Towers of the Cathedral of Cologne……………480 Feet Spire of the Cathedral at Rouen…………………450 Feet Tower of St. Nicholas, Hamburg………………..433 Feet Capola of St. Peter’s at Rome…..(Rest of this section is torn) Spire of Strasbourg Cathedral Pyramid of Cheops Cathedral of St. Stephen’s, Vienna St. Martin’s …., Bavaria…..

A LITTLE LATIN An effort is being made to induce doctors to stop writing their prescriptions in Latin and use United States language. So many inoffensive sick people have been killed by a druggist putting up lobelia and other dangerous drugs in place of some mild and gentle purgative which the system requires at this time of year, on the Lain prescription of a physician, that a society at the East threat to take the law into their own hands and put a stop to it. As a usual thing the physician who graduates with high honors at some high toned morgue, does not know any more about the common English branches than is food for him, and his hand-writing is the merest goose tracks, a sort of delirium tremens on paper. Now, when you come to put such writing as that into Lain, to be read by a sleepy prescription clerk who has been routed out of bed at midnight in his shirt sleeves, there can only be one result. The patient will be worse the next day. A sleepy drug clerk is only human, and when he strikes one of those ingredients in the prescription where it tells him to put up three saw-teeth of podophyllum, and the word looks more like pennyroyal than it does like podophyllum, and more like peppermint than like either one of them, he is liable to trust a good deal to luck and put in that which is the least injurious. No drug clerk cars to lose a good position by not being able to read a stoke of lighting, and the result is he puts up something, and then charges enough more to make up for what he doesn’t know. There are forty-nine millions of people in this country, whose lives to a greater or less extent rest on prescription clerks, and the eastern society who have flung their banner to the breeze and sounder the death of the dead languages will be embalmed in the hearts of a grateful posterity. They are doing a noble work. Dead languages are all well enough for dead people but they are eminently out of place in his age of animated things. Of course the lopping off of the excrescence will bring doctors down to a level with ordinary mortals, and they will have to take their chances. It may be claimed by the doctors that they will be unable to command the respect and confidence of the community, if their remedies and things are not locked up in Latin. We will suppose that a man has eaten a hearty meal of arsenic, and he begins to feel a distress at the stomach. A doctor is sent for and he comes and prescribes. A few minutes later another doctor comes (when a man has been poisoned every doctor within ten miles is sent for). The last doctor asks the first one what he has given the man, and the fist doctor answers that he had prescribed “hydrated --?—“. The second studies a moment, with his finger to his forehead, and says he approves of the remedy, and the friends of the patients fell that he would be a fool if he didn’t, as the name is nearly two inches long. Well, the hydrated ----?---- is nothing but iron rust, such as can be scraped off of old nails, but if the doctor had told his brother professional that he was giving the patient iron rust, and the other physician had approved of it, the probability is that the patient’s friends would have bounced both doctors and sent for one that knew something. Doctors have everything to contend against, not only the ignorance of their patients and the patient’s friends, but their own as well. It is estimated that two-thirds of a college course is devoted to learning the Latin names and applying them, and the other third to the study of how to cure people. The percentage is too great, but a physician must understand all the technical terms, as he is liable to be called as a witness in a court sometimes and if he should use any term that the jury could understand there is not telling what the consequences might be – [Peek’s Milwaukee Sun]

FEELING THE WAITER Had pourboires been known in the time of the Pharaohs they would certainly have been reckoned among the plagues of Egypt. It is nowadays impossible to go anywhere, to take the slightest refreshment, liquid or solid, without being obliged to “tip” the garcon, who in reality does not profit one whit by our generosity. In most cafes and restaurants these pourboires form an additional source of revenue for the proprietor, who not only does not pay his waiters, but even levies blackmail on the gratuities they receive. This is not all, however. In a well-known café, not a hundred miles from the Place de l’ Opera, the owner, finding that his garcons made too much by their “tips” resolved on sharing them with the latter. His plan is as follows: every morning the garcons severally purchase a certain number of jetones at different prices, and with them pay before hand for the refreshments ordered by the customers. The ingenious patron in question has hit, we hear on the idea of making his waiters pay him with the jetones, or counters at the rate of fifty-five centimes for every fifty centimes’ worth ordered by the customer. In this way, if the latter refrains from giving more that the traditional two sous, the garcon gets only on sou for himself, and if no pourboire is bestowed he has to give his master one sou out of his own pocket. If this plan is generally adopted by restaurant keepers it is very easy to understand why the ….(REST IS TORN)

BETTER THOUGHTS Vice has more martyrs than virtue.

A resolution is the lava of a civilization.

It is the purpose that makes strong the vow.

Great things are obtained with great difficulty.

He who agrees with himself agrees with others.

Fortune does not change men; it unmasks them.

The force of ideas is never felt till they are voted down.

There are two ways of pleasing – to amuse and to interest.

I conquer provinces, but Josephine wins hearts - [Napoleon]

The landscape, like a veil over beauty’s breast, hightens the charm it half conceals.

The gnarled and twisted oak has its counterpart in the narrowed and stunted mind.

The covetous man makes two cents of one, and a liberal man makes a shilling of it.

Virtue, as understood by the world, is a constant struggle against the laws of nature.

Small bodies with velocity have a greater momentum than large masses without it.

No principle is more noble, as there is non more holy, than that of a true obedience.

We attract hearts by the qualities we display; we retain them by the qualities we possess.

There are few occasions when ceremony may not be easily dispensed with, kindness never.

It is good in a fever, and much better in anger, to have the tongue kept clean and smooth.

The human mind is like an inebriate on horseback – prop it on one side and it falls on the other.

Time creeps toward us with folded wings, but when ‘tis past us, its wings seem to flap with speed.

The raven is like the slanderer, seeking carrion to feed upon, and delighted when a feast is found.

Taking a penny that does not belong to one removes the barrier between integrity and rascality.

All joys do not cause laughter; great pleasures are serious; pleasures of love do not make us laugh.

A year of pleasure passes like a floating breeze, but a moment of misfortune seems an age of pain.

Let everyone sweep the drift from his own door and not busy himself about the frost on his neighbor’s tiles.

The activity and soundness of a man’s actions will be determined by the activity and soundness of his thoughts.

It is safer to affront some people than to oblige them, for the better a man deserves the worse they will speak of him.

Never join with your friend when he abuses his horse or his wife, unless the one is about to be sold and the other to be buried.

To despond is to be ungrateful before hand. Be not looking for evil. Often thou drainest the gall of fear while evil is passing thy dwelling.

A man’s yes or no, so his character. A prompt yes or no marks the fine, the quick, the decided character, and a slow the cautious or timid.

The man or woman whom excessive caution holds back from striking the anvil with the earnest endeavor, is poor and cowardly of purpose.

What would be the state of the highways of life if we did not drive our thought-sprinklers through them, with valve open, sometimes.

A man need only correct himself with the same rigor that he reprehends others, and excuse others with the same indulgence that he show to himself.

The greatness of a victory may be estimated from the severity of the conflict. A man never has to struggle more desperately than to overcome self.

The only true way to deliver another is to be thoroughly delivered myself; so long as I am in the fire it is quite impossible for me to pluck another out of it.

We must get at the heart of the people if we would know what is best for the government. It is the breath of the people that purifies the blood of the nation.

Deep feeling is contagious. Words poured forth from burning hearts are sure to kindle the hearts of others. Hearts that can stand everything else are often melted by a tear. Let the heart palpitate in every line and burn in every word.

If you hope for what is reasonable and then work, you will probably get it. But if you expect the impossible, like the man who wanted to buy a pair of spectacles with which to get a bird’s eye view of the city, you are bound to be disappointed.

ABOUT LYING “Where was you when the first shot was fired?” asked a Galveston lawyer. “I was lying down on the sofa.” “Where was your husband?” “He was lying down on the back……(REST IS TORN)


THE VERNON CLIPPER ALEX. A. WALL, Editor and Proprietor $1.00 per annum in advance, or $1.50 where payment is delayed over six months, $1.50 when sent out of the county. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26,1880

HON. JAMES L. PUGH, was by the General Assembly elected United states Senator on the 17th inst. to fill the unexpired term of SENATOR HOUSTON. He is a noble and good man and will do honor to the country in the exalted position to which he has been chosen.

The New York Sun says so many Southern men called on Gen. Hancock during the recent campaign that it alarmed the North.

The Mont. Adv. says: At no time was gold as freely paid out over the counter in New York and other great financial centres as now. A glut of gold is reported and a scarcity of paper money. [Money of any currency is scarce in this section. A glut of paper, silver, or gold monies would be real nice here. – Ed.]

Governor COBB recommends that felons be sentences to the penitentiary and never to hard labor for the county, that the latter be confined to misdemeanors, and that all laws authorizing this punishment for non-payment of costs be repealed.

WHAT THERE IS IN A COTTON STALK – [Yazoo City Herald] We have seen it suggested that the fibre on the cotton stalk can be made into bagging just as well as jute or hemp, and thus become as remunerative to the planter as the cotton itself. That the cotton stalk contains valuable fibres, that it is a fine material for manufacturing purposes, has been the belief of intelligent people for some time, and why the same is not utilized, in the way of making bagging for instance, is to us most strange. It has been estimated that three acres of ground will produce on an average, as is well known, two bales of cotton weighing 500 pounds each, which, when sent to market, brings ten cents a pound, making the two bales worth one hundred dollars, whereas the stalks of the plant on the same acres will yield from one to one and a half tons of fibre, which, if properly prepared, would be bound to be equally as fine as Manilla, and worth at any time from $120 to $150, or perhaps more than that per ton. We derive these portions for the most part from a correspondent of a New Orleans paper, who appears to know whereof he speaks. A sample of the fibre of the cotton stalk can be seen at the Times office (N. O.) – and that it can be converted into bagging, even as jute or hemp can, we have every reason for believing. In the course of time we will see labor constantly employed in converting this valuable material into bagging not inferior to any now in the market.

LIBBY PRISON, AN HISTORIC LANDMARK OF THE SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY SOLD Recently, Libby Prison, in Richmond, Virginia, was sold at auction. Only a small crowd gathered around to witness the sale of the historic military prison of the southern Confederacy. It was sold under a deed of trust, and the auctioneer stated that $5,100 in cash must according to the terms of sale, be paid. The property was started at $5,500, and run up to $6,000. The auctioneer stated that it cost $3,000 to drive the piles upon which the building was erected, and said that such was the value of the historical associations connected with this prison that it could be pulled down and the bricks sold at $1 a piece at the North, and, as there were 240,000 bricks the building would bring $240,000. The property was finally knocked down to Mr. James T. Gray, a young tobacconist of Richmond, Virginia, at $6,725. The building is now used as a tobacco factory. A part of the wall as been carried away, one brick at a time, by Northern tourists…..(REST IS TORN)

AN ORDINANCE 1. Be it ordained by the Corporate Authorities of Vernon that a Marshall shall be appointed by the Board of Intendent and Councilors whenever it shall become necessary to fill said office, and that said Board may remove any person from said office at any time. 2. Be it further ordained by the Corporate Authorities of Vernon, that the town prison shall be in keeping and under the care of the Marshall. 3. Be it further ordained by the Corporate Authorities of Vernon, that before the Marshall shall enter upon the duties of his office, he must take and subscribe the oath of office prescribed by Art. 15, of the Constitution of the State of Alabama; and must enter into bond payable to the Corporate Authorities of Vernon, in the penal sum of two hundred and fifty dollars, with sufficient surety to be approved by the Intendent, conditioned that he will honestly and faithfully discharge all the duties of said office, during the time he continuous therein or discharges any of the duties thereof, and said oath of office, and bond shall be filed in the office of the Judge of Probate of this county. 4. Be it ordained by the Corporate Authorities of the town of Vernon, that Ordinance No. 2, page 37, Sec. 1 of Ordinances be amended so as to read as follows: The license for retailing spirituous or vinous liquors shall be $100, and for wholesale dealers $50, per annum. 5. Be it ordained by the Corporate Authorities of Vernon, that the commission of any misdemeanor under the laws of the State of Alabama, within the limits of the Corporation, is a violation of the laws of this Corporation, and may be punished by fine, or fine and imprisonment, as provided by the ordinances of this corporation.

LAW FOR THE PEOPLE To take advantage of a man’s necessities is as bad as to take advantage of his weakness. No purchaser, however innocent, can acquire a good title to stolen goods; and the owner can recover the value of the same from any party who has converted them to his own use by consumption, sale or transfer. A school teacher has the right, when necessary, to maintain discipline moderately to chastise his pupils; and this is so, though the pupil be over 21 years of age, if he voluntarily attends school. Parties to a mortgage may legally stipulate for the payment of attorney’s fees in case of a default and foreclosure; and such an agreement on the part of the mortgagor, is not usurious. The notice of dissolution of a partnership in a newspaper is sufficient as to all persons who had no previous dealings with them. A person who uses his property in such a manner as necessarily tends to injure the property of another, is liable to an action for an injury which results from such use, without regard to care or skill therein. Any alteration in an instrument by the party claiming an interest under it avoids (sic) such instrument. One who recovers land in an action of ejectment is entitled to the crops planted after the commencement of his action. A deed absolute on its face, but given to secure the payment of money, is in effect a mortgage. Warranty of goods after the sale has been completed, is void, unless supported by a new consideration. When a driver attempts to pass another going the same direction on a public road, he does so at his peril, and is responsible for all damages which may cause to the one whom he attempts to pass, and whose right to the road is a s good as his own. - A. B. MCEACHIN.

LAND OFFICE AT HUNTSVILLE, ALA, NOVEMBER 5, 1880 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, and that said proof will be made before the Probate Judge of Lamar County on the 18th day of December 1880. ALIMOUTH B. BLACK, Homestead No. 5139 for…….(REST IS TORN)

BUDER BROTHERS. Watchmakers and Manufacturers of fine Gold Jewelry. Gilmer Hotel Corner, Columbus, Mississippi. Has a great exposition of Clock’s nickel, sterling silver, and heavy gold key, and stem-wind watches, solid silver watch chains, of all styles and prices to suit the times. Plain and fine-set rings. Fine solid gold and plain jewelry of every description, selected with an eye to the wants of the people. And we are now selling, and offer our whole lot, at prices that render any competition unworthy of consideration. When in Columbus, don’t fail to call and examine their immense stock. The visit will well repay you, whether you purchase or not. (NOTE: Has a picture of a bearded man (looks like Santa Claus) with small people (elves?) at his feet.)

THE MAMMOTH CLOTHING HOUSE OF MOBILE AND THE SOUTH! (Has picture of large building with horses and carriages in the front) It is to the interest of every merchant and close (sic) buyer to examine before purchasing, the Mammoth Stock of Clothing the Largest in the South and Equal to any East. We will discount any bills brought East or West 5 percent, and guarantee goods better made and better adapted for your section and on the same terms. Youths, boys, children’s and Fat men’s clothing, a specialty. Competition defied in regard to prices and stocks in this, or any other market. Orders respectfully solicited and promptly attended to. Everybody that goes to Mobile should not fail to call and examine the Mammoth Clothing Stock of M. P. Levy & Co., Nos. 16, 18, and 20 North Water Street.

HARDWARE – WINSTON & HARRIS, Wholesale and retail dealers. 59 Market Street Columbus, Miss. Have on hand, and receiving daily the largest and most complete stock of hardware ever kept in this city, which we offer at lowest prices: Axes, hatchets, hammers, augers, chisels, planes, drawing knives, Disston’s Great American Cross Cut Saws, Hand Saws of all grades, Files of all kinds, Iron and Nails, Wagon Wood Work, Back bands, Hames, and Blind Bridles, locks of all kinds, chains of all kinds, hinges of all kinds, window sash, doors and blinds, guns and pistols, Shot, powder an caps, horse and mule shoes, shovels and tongs, hollow ware, cotton and grass rope, brooms, buckets, and tubs, churns, sifters, and wash boards, spades and shovels, grain cradles and blades, plows and sweeps of every kind, grass rods and heel bolts, steelyards and balances, anvils, vices and bellows, smith tongs, sledge and hand hammers, rubber belting and packing, grass blades, and hay forks, sausage cutters and stuffers, grind stones and grind stone fixtures, garden hoes, rakes, & spading forks, field hoes, with and without handles, fire hogs, table and pocket cutlery…(TORN) …usually kept in our line. We are also sole Agents for ….(TORN) Miami Powder Co., and the Trade Engine…(TORN)

A. A. SUMMERS, Vernon, Alabama. Established A. D. 1867. (Picture of train) Dealer in dry goods, groceries, clothing, hats, notions, boots and shoes, hardware, queensware, glassware, time and woodware, farming implements, drugs, oils, tobacco, snuff, pipes and in fact, I keep every article that is needed to supply the wants of all customers. Prices as low as the lowest for cash or credit! I am at my Old Stand, West side Court House, Corner Main and 2nd Street.

SYKES, MCQUISTON, & HEISEN – A. J. SYKES, D. H. MCQUISTON, C. C. HEISEN – Cotton Factors & Commission Merchants, 96 and 98 Commerce Street, Liberal advances made to planters. Aberdeen, Miss. General agents for ‘Gullet’s Patent Steel Brush”, “The Cotton Bloom, or Magnolia,” “The Lummns, or Imp. Taylor,” “Halls” and “Pratts” Cotton Gins; also Cotton Presses, Engines, Machinery, and Farm Wagons.

ERVIN & BILLUPS, Wholesale and Retail dealers in drugs, medicine, paints, oils, tobacco, snuff, and cigars. Columbus, Mississippi.

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 many friends and patrons of Lamar and Fayette counties, that he has in store, and is daily receiving one of the largest and best selected stock of good 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 house in the city. Columbus, Mississippi, July 11th, 1879. JOHN S. ROBERTSON is with the above house.

NATHAN BROTHERS, dealers in whiskies, brandies, wines, cigars, tobaccos, and pipes. Our motto: Quick sales and small profits. Columbus, Mississippi.

TIN SHOP. P. KRECKER & CO., We have on hand and will keep at all times the best cooking stoves ever brought to Columbus Market. They are constructed with only two flues and will cook in less time and less fuel than any stove made. Also, heating stoves! Cheapest and best! All kinds of work done in tin, sheet-iron and copper. Sheet tin, sheet-iron, sheet copper, always for sale. All kinds of tinware. Wholesale and retail. Call and see us at the old hotel building near Morgan’s corner. H. C. GOODRICH is with the above firm and would be glad to see and serve his old friends.



The Normal Musical School conducted at this place by PROF. A. J. SHOWALTER, assisted by Mr. CHAS. J. MILLER, closed last Saturday night with a very entertaining concert. Several glees and sacred pieces were sung with much feeling and expression by the entire class. Among them “Stars of the summer night” “My mountain Home,” “Trust in Jesus”, “Touch us gently Time” were greeted with unbounded applause. One of the most pleasant feature of the entertainment was the Juvenile class whose melodious bird like voices trilled with delightful freshness, “The Little Pilgrim,” and “By and By.” – “She Sleeps, My Lady Sleeps, “ a quartette, was rendered finely by the mellow manly voices of Messrs. MILLER, MOLLOY, SPRINGFIELD, and SWANSAY. The laughable round “‘Twas you sir,” sung by Messrs. MILLER, OWEN, and DORSEY, was greeted with roar of laughter by the delighted audience; as was also “A Little Farm well tilled” which was sung with inimitable humor by Messrs. BRADLEY, MILLER, and JOUDON. The sweet ballad, “When Mary was a lassie,” rendered by the rich, mellow magical voice of PROF. SHOWALTER, aided by his wonderful power of expression, pervaded the very hearts of the audience with the thrill that a perfect musical voice only can awaken. The closing song by the entire class, “Good night” wafted us home with feelings of regret that the entertainment which closed at ten o’clock could not have been prolonged all night. PROF. SHOWALTER and MILLER have acquitted themselves admirably and have put in motion a progress in the science of vocal music in this county which has elicited enthusiastic encomium from all lovers of this fine “art,” and which will be kept alive long after their visit to Alabama. It is probably that PROF. SHOWALTER will instruct another class at this place next year. We hope he will, as do all who have witnessed the improvement in singing in consequence of his untiring energy and patience in the course of instruction given here.

MARRIED – At the residence of the bride’s father, by the Rev. T. W. SPRINGFIELD, on the 4th inst., W. D. WILLIAMS to Miss SARAH S. HILL, all of Lamar County.

ALSO – By the Rev. T. W. SPRINGFIELD, at the residence of the bride’s grandfather, on the 18th inst. JAMES E. WILLIS to Miss AMANDA A. GILMER, all of Lamar County.

ALSO – By the Rev. T. W. SPRINGFILED, at the residence of the bride’s father on the 21st inst. JAMES B. BURROW to Miss MARTHA E. HANKINS, all of Lamar County.

REV. J. J. CROW ill on next Sabbath at the court house preach his farewell sermon for this conference year. He has labored with zeal and Christian energy here, and on the entire circuit. May he wherever he may go meet with a kind and appreciative people, and the blessings of Him who rules over all continue with him growing brighter and brighter unto the perfect day.

WINSTON CAINE is with the old reliable house of BUTLER & MUSTIN, and would be pleased to see and serve his friends, at No. – Main St. Columbus, Miss., “Beware of Shoddy goods.” When you are in Columbus, don’t fail to see Butler & Mustins stock of clothing, hats, shirts, boot, and shoes at 55 Main Street.

The following are the selection by the General Assembly for Solicitors: For 5th Circuit S.J. DARBY, of Coosa; for 6th Circuit T. W. COLEMAN, of Greene; for 7th Circuit J. T. MARTIN, of Etowah; for 8th Circuit H. C. JONES, of Lauderdale, and for Mobile City Court, F. B. CLARKE

Pictures! Pictures! The undersigned will be at Moscow on the 1st of December, and will remain two weeks. Prices for work as follows: For one “Bon ton” picture, 25 cents or 4 for $1.00. Groups 50 cents, gems 4 for 75 cents or 8 for $1.00. Old pictures copied. I will be at Pikeville on the 16th of December, all persons wishing work in my line will please call. Satisfaction guaranteed. – M. C. MCCLANAHAN, Vernon, Ala., Nov. 19th, 1880.

BROCK & RUSH, Vernon, Alabama. Dealers in groceries, dry goods, and general merchandise. Keep on hand flour, meal, lard, sugar, and best coffee’s, molasses, hardware, axes, nails, tin ware, crockery, &c. &c. We invite the people of Lamar and adjoining counties to call on us when in Vernon. We guarantee satisfaction, and our prices are as low as the lowest.

N. GROSS & CO., Southeast corner of Market & Main street, Columbus, Mississippi. Wholesale and retail dealers in fancy dress and staple dry goods & ready made clothing, boots, shoes, hats, notions, etc. The anticipation of a large cotton crop and consequent rush of business, we bought an immense stock, and to avoid the apparent necessity of packing up goods, we propose to sell them at prices which will defy competition. We request our friends and the public in general to call, examine and price our goods before purchasing elsewhere and assure them that they will save money thereby. JAS. E. PENNINGTON of our house will be please to see and wait on his friends.

W. T. COOPER With S. SELIG, Wholesale and retail dealer in dry goods and clothing, boots, shoes, hats and umbrella. 55 Market Street, Columbus, Miss. Respectfully asks his friends and acquaintances of Lamar and adjacent counties to call and examine goods, prices, etc. before purchasing elsewhere.

VERNON MALE AND FEMALE ACADEMY. I will open a Male and Female School in Vernon on the first Monday in November 18820. The school will be divided into four grades as follows: 1. Primary, embracing Spelling, Reading, Primary Arithmetic, and first lessons in Geography. 2. Intermediate, embracing physical and Intermediate Geography, Intellectual Arithmetic, elements of written Arithmetic, first lessons in Grammar, and Writing. 3. Grammar School, embracing Practical Arithmetic, Practical Grammar, Composition, History, Etymology, and Elocution. 4. High School, embracing University Arithmetic, Natural and Intellectual Philosophy, Geology, Physiology, Astronomy, Algebra, Geometry, &c, &c, &c The School will be divided into two Seasons of four months (80 days) each. Tuition due and payable at end of each session as follows: Primary Grade, per month, per scholar $1.50 Intermediate Grade, per month, per scholar $2.00 Grammar School, per month, per scholar $2.50 High School per month, per scholar $3.00 Incidental fee per month, per scholar ___ Board per month, per scholar $7.50 For further particulars, address, J. M. I. GUYTON, Principal, Vernon, Lamar County, Ala.

GRAND CHARTER OAK STOVE. The best of all Undisputed in the broad claim of being the very best operating, quickest selling, handsomest and most perfect cooking stove ever offered to the public. Made only by Excelsior Manufacturing Co. Nos. 612, 614, 616 & 618 N. Main St. , St. Louis, Mo. (NOTE: The type font of this ad looks like from the 1970’s!! It has the “fat” letters just as an advertisement of the 1970’s would.)

To Visitors – All those who visit the city of Columbus, Miss. should not fail to call at the new Clothing store, where they will be welcomed by M. P. BROWN, of Caledonia, who will take pleasure in showing clothing, prices, and the Mammoth stock to select from at M. JACOBS – No. 51 Main St. Big Bargains – Now is the time to buy a first class suit of winter clothing, while it is being sold at such rare bargains, at M. JACOBS – No. 51, Main St. – Call and see the fine stock of clothing, and gent’s furnishing goods, at M. JACOBS, No. 51, Main St.

Go out in the damp air, or sit unprotected in a draught, and your throat will feel sore and your head uncomfortable. You have taken a cold, which you can remove as promptly as you received it by using Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral.

Storage! Storage! B. S. LONG Depot Warehouse, Columbus, Miss. Does a general warehouse and storage business in association with him are Messrs. JAMES SHACKLEFORD, and FELIX GUNTER, who will be found always ready to attend to patrons. Camping facilities not to be excelled.

Wanted – Every body to know that W. R. HOLLIDAY is now selling the Genuine Singer Sewing Machine, in Lamar County. Buy the Genuine Singer, beware of cheap counterfeits. WES HOLLIDAY will sell you the best running machine in the world on reasonable terms. Buy the Old Reliable Singer of WES HOLLIDAY, Moscow, Ala.

Cousans – Compound Honey of Tar, a cure for coughs, colds, sore throat, hoarseness, etc. Price 50 cents a bottle. For sale by ERVIN & BILLUPS, Columbus, Miss.

J. A. JORDAN, with MYERS & EGGER, Caledonia, Mississippi respectfully solicits all his Alabama friends and acquaintances to give him early and frequent calls. Columbus prices paid for cotton and country produce. A full line of dry goods and groceries at bottom figures.

LACEY & BRO., 87 North Market Street, Estes Old Stand, Columbus, Miss. Dealers in groceries, dry goods, and general merchandise. Keep on hand flour, meal, lard, sugar, and best coffees. Molasses, hardware, axes, nails, tin-ware, crockery, &c, &c. We invite the people of Lamar, Fayette and surrounding counties to call on us when In Columbus. We guarantee satisfaction and as low prices as the lowest.

W. F. WALKER, No. 91 Market Street, Columbus, Miss. One door north of Mungers. Keeps Fayette County distilled whiskey, and the best whiskies of other manufacturers. None but pure kept. Will be glad to have my friends from Fayette, Lamar and Marion counties. Give us a call when in the city. J. W. MILES is with this house and respectfully solicits his friends to call.

Represented by THOMAS J. TRULL, of Lamar County Alabama, New Warehouse! J. H. TURNER & SON, Storage of Cotton, Etc. We have this day rented the Warehouse of R. W. MUSTIN, at the depot, for the purpose of doing a Cotton Storage Business. Our experience in the business dates back forty odd years. We have at all times endeavored to do justice to both planter and merchant, and will continue to do so. We have no extra promises to make. We intend to do our duty regardless of consequences. We solicit a portion of the patronage of our old friends and customers. Out facilities for Camping will be all that can be asked or desired. Our rates of storage will be as usual, treating all alike in every instance. J. H. TURNER and WM. M. TURNER will be found on the spot, and feel capable of knowing and attending to the best interest of those who extend to us their patronage. Respectfully, J. H. TURNER & SON, Columbus, Miss., Sept 17, 1880

A. B. SEAY, with BURRIS & BRO., Alabama Store, 49 Main Street Columbus, Miss. Wholesale and retail dealers in Staple and Fancy Dry goods, ready made clothing, boots, shoes, hats, notions, etc. Also keep on hand a large stock of Hardware and Groceries at bottom prices. Furniture of every description made a specialty. Will be glad to see, and wait on his old friends of Lamar, Fayette, and Pickens, and all new ones who will be so kind as to call upon him. Will be anxious to show and price you goods, whether you buy or not. Note – Satisfaction always guaranteed as to articles and prices.

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.

Family Groceries. The undersigned has opened a family grocery store in the old Goodwin house on Main Street. Where he will be able to furnish the county and town with everything usually kept in a first class house: Such as bacon, lard, flour, sugar, coffee, molasses, tobacco, cigars, powder, lead, shot and a great variety of canned goods: Such as pine apples, peaches, tomatoes, pickles, &c., &c. Cheese and crackers in abundance, all of which I am determined to sell lower than they can be bought elsewhere. Give me a call. No trouble to show goods. Terms cash. L. M. WIMBERLY

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.

ABERDEEN ITEMS We cordially invite the citizens of Lamar and Marion when they visit Aberdeen to make their headquarters at out Drug Store. We will treat them clever and sell them all they need in drugs, liquors, stationary, paints and every thing usually kept in a first class drug store as cheap as they can possibly be found elsewhere. – J. W. ECKFORD & BRO. Wholesale and retail, Aberdeen, Miss have just received two thousand pounds of tobacco, all grades, prices form 35 cents per lb. up to 90 cents per lb. Don’t fail to try them before buying. We are closing our large stock of whiskies, brandies, gins, wines &c., to make room for our new stock that will come in about middle September. Now is the time for bargains. We are prepared to wholesale and retail drugs of every description at lower prices than any house in the state. Friends, when you visit Aberdeen, let your first call be to J. W. Eckford & Bro wholesale and retail drug store, where you can buy drugs, liquors, paints, and stationary cheaper than any place in Miss. or Ala. Call whether you wish to buy or not. Deal specially in pure paints, mixed Paints, and all colors, linseed, varnish, brushes of all kinds, glue and all painters goods. Prices very low. Aberdeen, Miss.

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.

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

R. L. BRADLEY, Dental Surgeon. Vernon, Lamar County, Ala., Offers his professional service to the Citizens of Vernon and adjacent country. All work neatly executed, and satisfaction guaranteed. Will be found at Dr. Browns’ office, ready and willing to serve the people at all times. Give me a call.

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.

W. A. BROWN, Physician and Surgeon. Vernon, Lamar County, Alabama. Tenders his professional service to the citizens of Vernon, and adjacent country. Will be pleased to serve my friends at all times at my office. Thankful for patronage heretofore received. I hope to merit a liberal share in the future.

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 J. W. WHITE, Sheriff and Tax Collector JAMES. MIDDLETON, Circuit Clerk JAMES M. MORTON, Register in Chancery D. V. LAWRENCE, Treasurer W. Y. ALLEN, Tax Assessor B. H. WILKERSON, Coroner


Masonic: Vernon, Lodge No. 389, meets on the 1st Saturday of each month, at 7 p.m.

J. L. RANSOM, of North Alabama with Settle & Kainnaird, manufacturers of and wholesale dealers in boots and shoes, Nashville, Tenn. Orders solicited and carefully filled.

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

S. F. PENNINGTON & BROTHER, Goodwin Old Stand, Vernon, Lamar County, Ala Dealers in family groceries, and also, retail liquor dealers. Have constantly a full stock of whiskies, brandies, wines, tobacco, snuff, and cigars. Will be please to serve their friends at all times. Thankful for patronage heretofore received, we hope to merit a liberal share in the future.

COLUMBUS MARBLE WORKS, Monuments, headstones, etc. List of prices of plain headstones: Length x Width x Thickness Price 3 ft. 0 in x 1 ft. 0 in. x 2 in. $12 3 ft. 6 in. x 1 ft. 2 in x 2 in $15 4 ft. 0 in. x 1 ft. 4 in. x 2 in. $20 5 ft. 0 in. x 1 ft. 6 in. x 2 in. $25 Name, birth and death free, foot stones included. All work done at short notice. Material and work warranted the best. W. H. NEWLON

CARROLLTON & VERNON, ALA. HACK LINE – via Columbus, Miss. RATES: From Vernon to Caledonia $1.00 From Caledonia to Columbus $1.00 From Columbus to Carrollton $2.50 One fourth reduction for round trips. Freight, per hundred – 75 cts. All packages under 25 pounds – 25 cts. – W. H. BAKER, Proprietor

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

Ayres’s Ague Cure is a purely vegetable bitter and powerful tonic and is warranted a speedy and certain cure for fever and ague, chills and fever, intermittent or chill fever, remittent fever, dumb ague, periodical or bilious fever, and all malarial disorders. In miasmatic districts, the rapid pulse, coated tongue, thirst, lassitude, loss of appetite, pain in the back and loins, and coldness of the spine and extremities, are only premoniticals of severer symptoms, which terminate in the ague paroxysm, succeeded by high fever and profuse perspiration. It is a startling fact that quinine, arsenic and other poisonous minerals form the basis of most of the “Fever and ague preparations,” “Specifies” “Syrup” and “tonics” in the market. The preparations made from these mineral poisons although they are palatable and may break the chill, do not cure, but leave the malarial and their own drug poison to the system, producing quinism, dizziness, ringing in the ears, headache, vertigo, and other disorders more formidable that the case they were intended to cure. Ayres’s Ague thoroughly eradicated these noxious poisons from the system, and always cures the severest cases. It contains no quinine, mineral, or any thing that could injure the most delicate patient, and its crowning excellence above its certainty to cure, is that it leaves the system as free from disease as before the attack. For liver complaints, Ayres’s Ague cute by direct action of the liver and biliary apparatus, drives out the poisons which produce these complaints, and stimulates the system to a vigorous, healthy condition. We warrant it when taken according to directions. Prepared by Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Practical and analytical chemists, Lowell, Mass. Sold by all druggists everywhere. A. A. SUMMERS, Agent, Vernon, Ala. PAGE 4

AMUSEMENT NOTES Mr. Henry Irving, the English actor, offered to come to this country for $2,000 a night, but his terms were not accepted.

The Graphic says: “Dolls modeled after Sara Berhardt are being imported. They can also be used for crochet needles.”

Punch says the French marriage law is intended to supply dramatists and novelists with plots and materials for their work.

An acquaintance of Mr. Payne’s once informed him that her daughters were going to the theater to see Shakespeare’s “Turning of the Screw.”

Miss Kellogg is making a great success in opera at Vienna. She is the only cantatrice who, during the past few years, has been allowed to singing Italian in the Imperial Opera-house, all others singing in German.

Mr. Carlyle was visited in Scotland by Mr. Bartley Campbell, the dramatic writer, and the Hartford Post records the disappointment of the latter at finding the venerable sage engaged in killing a rat with a poker.

M’lle Berhhardt has received from King Christian, of Denmark, the order of the Danebrog, a red-bordered white ribbon, with a gold medal surmounted by a royal crown in diamonds attached to it. The only other ladies who have received this very exceptional honor are Mmes. Trebelli and Nilsson.

One of the Ole Bull’s tricks was, when he had diminished his tone to a nearly inaudible pianissimo, to continue the attitude, as if he was playing, but actually having drawn off the bow entirely from the violin, holding it in the air and producing no tone whatever; while his audience, in raptures at the softness of his really inaudible sighs, made ear trumpets of their hands and bent forward eager to catch the sound which did not exist. Then the violinist, as if suddenly awakening from a trance, bowed to the enraptured audience.

Miss Anna Louise Cary is having some new gowns made in Paris. Among them is a princess wrapper of light blue cashmere, finished around the lower edge in points trimmed with silver braid. Below the points is a knife plaiting covered with Valenciennes and above them a quilling of the same lace. A purple morning dress, made with a skirt and half-fitting sack, is also trimmed with silver braid, and is quite as pretty as the wrapper. A brown walking suit, a short dinner dress of two shades of blue, are among the other gowns which the singer is to have for herself, and not for the dear public, for which her finest garments are designed. – [Cincinnati Gazette]

The Duchess of Connaught, one of Queen Victoria’s daughters-in-law, became, says the London Truth, a great admirer at Oberammergan of Joseph Mayr, who represents the Christ of the Passionspiel. He is more than six feet high, has large, dark eyes, a fine complexion, and long, brown hair, falling over his shoulders in curls. English ladies generally throng his cottage, where he lets the spare rooms, and sometimes call at four o’clock in the morning to take leave of him. He is married to rather a plain woman, a good housewife, and the mother of his four children, who fears, however, that some English Duchess will ---with her husband.

You may rely fully upon the reports that Mme. Patti will visit the United States in another season or so; she has taken advantage of the monetary embarrassments of Mr. Maurice Strakosch, her amiable brother-in-law, to buy him off from the contract signed with him years ago. This contract gave him absolute control over her in the United States, and was, for many reasons, a great obstacle in her path there, viewed from her own standpoint. She consulted lawyers, who held that there was no way to avoid its obligations save by a compromise. Accordingly, on the occasion of his present visit to England, Mme. Patti arranged it amicably, agreeing to pay Maurice Strakosch 100,000 francs ($20,000). Part of this was paid then and there; the rest will be handed him the day the diva sails for the States. What a furor she will create! She will appear first in concerts, supported, as goes the saying, (I had almost said without singing!) by that dear Nicolini, who makes a full stop between every fourth note and is afflicted with an exaggerate tremolo in the bargain. It is proposed to charge $10 a seat for these concerts! This will do for a time, but not for long. However, I can assure you that to listen to Patti, the queen of song, to use a much-abused term, is well worth saving and scraping and going without other things. I never heard anything half so delicious as her rendering of “Within a Mile of Edinboro Town.” There is only one Patti, and listening to her, you are almost tempted to declare there is but one prima donna! - [London Letter]

THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA The leaning tower of Pisa was commenced in 1152, and was not finished till the fourteenth century. The Cathedral to which this belongs was erected to celebrate a triumph of Pisans in the harbor of Palermo in 1063, when allied with the Normans to drive the Saracens out of Sicily. It is a circular building, 100 feet in diameter and 179 feet in extreme height, and has fine mosaic pavements, elaborately carved columns and numerous bas-reliefs. The building is of white marble. The tower is divided into eight stories, each having an outside gallery of seven feet projection, and the topmost story overhangs the base about sixteen feet, though, as the center of gravity is still ten feet within the base, the building is perfectly safe. It has been supposed that this inclination was intentional; but the opinion that the foundation has sunk is no doubt correct. It is most likely that the defective foundation became perceptible before the tower had reached one-half it s height, as at that elevation the unequal length of the columns exhibits an endeavor to restore the perpendicular, and at about the same place the walls are strengthened with iron bars.

THE SALAD “Very gritty, this salad,” said one friend to another, when they were dining together. “Don’t you find it so….” “Gritty,” repeated the other…..Why I call it a gravel path with …. few weeds on it!” (TORN)

BEE RANCHING IN CALIFORNIA California is a famous country for bees and the making of honey; and at many a breakfast table in distant Europe today the waffle is spread with the sweets that have been filched from the hearts of a thousand California flowers. In the mouth of almost every canyon there is a bee-ranch or apiary, whose owner grows indolent and prosperous from the labors of his industrious subjects. Here there is no long winter with dearth of flowers, through which the patient workers must be nursed and fed, in order that they may live until the opening of the next field season. These bee-ranches are models of neatness and domestic comfort; and the profession of bee-keeping is rapidly becoming popular among persons of little physical strength or small financial capital, or both, such as maiden ladies, broken-down ministers, bachelor students and those dilettante farmers who fancy that the royal road to bucolic happiness lies through the flowery beds of a bee-pasture. Their expenses are as light as those of a hermit in his cave; and what stores of honey are laid up are so much clear gain, as the bees board themselves while they work, and work unceasingly in the preparation for the winter which never comes. When the hive is full the cakes of comb are removed, the liquid is extracted from the cells, and the empty cups are replaced, to be filled again and again. This economical process prevents waste of labor and time in gathering of wax for the building of new bins in the storehouse. Walking out in the morning in the green brush-wood of these canyons, you hear a loud and continuous buzzing of wings, and, although there may not be a flower in sight, it s as ceaseless and strong as in a buckwheat patch or clover field at home. This humming of bees in nature’s tenor voice, as the roaring of the water is her bass. There are cures for homesickness in the bees’ monotone, even though the authors thereof be perfectly wild – as, indeed, may of them are. In such a country you cannot feel utterly lonesome and lost.

A FARMER’S OFFSET A “hired man” who had been employed on a farm in this county for several months entered suit against his employer the other day for balance of wages, amount, as he claimed to $32. The suit was on trial in Justice Alley yesterday, and it looked at first as if the plaintiff had a clear case. He gave dates and figures in a straightforward way, and seemed a very honest young man. When the farmer took the stand he said: “I claim an offset for that $32. No man need sue me for what I honestly owe.” “What is your offset?” asked the lawyer. “He’s an unbeliever.” “In what?” “Why, in the Bible.” “What has that to do with your owing him $32?” “It has a heap to do with it. I had six hands in my employ, and we were rushing things when I hired this man. He hadn’t been with us two days when they stopped the reaper in the middle of the forenoon to dispute about Daniel and the lion’s den, and in three days we had a regular knock down over the whale swallowing Jonah. The man who run the mower got to arguing about Samson and drove over a stump and damaged the machine to the tune of $18, and the very next day my boy broke his leg while climbing a fence to hear and see the row which was started over the Children of Israel going through the Red Sea. It wasn’t a week before my wife said she didn’t believe Elijah was fed by the ravens, and hang me if I didn’t find myself growing weak on Noah and his flood. That’s my offset, sir; and if he was worth anything, I’d sue him for a thousand dollars besides.” The court reserved his decision for twenty-four hours. – [Detroit Free Press]

HE FORGOT THE BULLET It is but seldom that the comic element enters into attempts at suicide. A diverting exception to this general rule is afforded by the suicidal enterprise of a Hungarian engineer, resident at Temesvar, who, being a steadfast votary of Bacchus, had drunk himself into so unsatisfactory a state of mind tat a few days ago he determined to put an end to his existence. Having provided himself with a pistol, and locked himself up in a private room of a hotel in the town, which apartment he had specially hired for the purpose, he pressed the muzzle of the weapon against his left breast and pulled the trigger. The usual explosion followed, and the would-be suicide fell to the ground, where he lay patiently for several minutes, waiting for death. Dissolution, however failing to set in as promptly as he had expected, he presently arose, left the hotel and walked home, with a view to dying comfortably in his own apartment. A little later on, perplexed by his unaccountable vitality, he sent for a surgeon to examine the wound. Beyond a slight scorching of the skin, no injury could be detected; and while the surgeon was vainly searching for a mortal hurt, his patient anxiously inquired “where the bullet had lodged?” “I fancy” was the reply, “that you must have forgotten to put it into the pistol.” “Give me my waistcoat.” ejaculated the intended self-slayer, and, sure enough, safely ensconced in the watch-pocket of that garment was found the missile with which he had designed to extinguish his vital spark. Since this discovery he has quitted Temesvar, in which town he found that his rash attempt to kill himself with a charge of powder and a wad had rendered him the object of more public notice, attended by uncontrollable hilarity, than was altogether agreeable to him – [London Telegraph]

The Pleasures Of Hope - When the body is bowed with pain an intense longing for relief brings hope. This may brighten the suffering but it does not cure. At a time like this how welcome is such a friend as Warner’s Safe Kidney and Liver Cure, bringing hope, health, and happiness and the joys of a renewed life.

THE WAY THEY DO UP NORTH A Detroit man who was hunting land in Antrim County came across a settler who was doing some logging with a yoke of oxen. He two sat down together on a log and had a talk, during which it transpired that the settler had been a deacon in a village in the southern part of the state, and had lately moved in there. By and by the Detroiter moved on, but after traveling for half a mile had to retrace his steps to secure closer particulars regarding the lay of a surveyed highway. While he was yet eighty rods away he heard shouts sounded like cuss words. When he reached the clearing the settler was jumping up and down and pounding the oxen, which refused to pull on a log. Every word uttered by the settler required three exclamation points to punctuate it, and were ground out like wheat from a hopper. “My friend, didn’t I understand you to say,” observed the Detroiter, “that you were a deacon of the church.” “Whoa, there you----- infernal -----, you, or I’ll knock your horns off! Yes, that’s what I told you.” “And you expressed the hope that you might become a shining light in this wilderness?” “I did. Back up there, you ----- old hyena with horns on! Yes, that’s my hope.” “But the language you have, and are making use of its utterly inconsistent with your asserted faith and profession.” “Stranger – when, you old imp! – stranger – stand up there, or I’ll claw your ear off – stranger, there’s only one way for a Christian to work alongside of a yoke of straw-colored steers. I’ve tried all other ways, and I’ve had to come to this. See that ---- infernal idiot-headed steer trying to turn his yoke! Hold on till I cut the hide off of his ribs!” “What way is that?” asked the Detroiter, after the settler had worn up his gad and thrown the stump of it away. “You’ve got to holler and yell, and swear and sweat, during the day, and sing ‘Old Hundred” all the evening! The general opinion around here is that one sort o’ balances the other, especially as none of us fishing on Sunday; but if it don’t balance, and there’s anything extra laid up agin me, I’ve got to get even by pounding that mule hitched over there with one hand, and holding the other over my mouth. Whoa, there ----back up, or I’ll cut your hides to shoe-strings!” – [Detroit Free Press]

JAY GOULD’S MISSING EYEBROWS “How Jay Gould lost his eyebrows” is the result of a thrilling romance constructed especially for the St. Louis Republican. He had his all staked on Union Pacific, and the stock had been worked up from 9 to about 66. A case likely to make a fortune or ruin him was before the Supreme Court at Washington. When the decision was to be rendered Gould hired a private wire, and took his seat at the New York end of it. The first of the opinion began to come over the wire, and it was a mere history of the case. “Oh, shut him off,” cried Mr. Gould, “and ask him whether the decision of the lower court is affirmed.” The answer was awaited with breathless anxiety. Gould sank in his chair, as pale as a dead man, and those about him were much concerned for fear that, if the decision was adverse, he would be killed by it. The operator at length gave the news that the decision of the lower court had been affirmed. Mr. Gould was prostrated, though the decision gave him millions. He was carried to his home in Fifth Avenue, and a long sickness followed. All his hair came out, including his eyebrows, and those nature never restored.

I always supposed that the newspapers during the late civil war deserved precedence for their sensational newspaper headings, until I met with the following in the New York Gazette and Weekly Mercury, published at New York, October 20, 1777, by Hugh Gaine: “Glorious news from the southward – Washington knocked up – The bloodiest battle in American – 6,000 of his men gone – 100 wagons to carry the wounded – Gen. Howe is at present in Germantown – Washington, thirty miles back, in a shattered condition – Their stoutest frigate taken and one deserted – They are tired – and talk of finishing the campaign.” The Tory type must have been exhausted at this effort to glorify Germantown, for when the news reached the city of the British army to the northward, having been burgoyned, he could not set up one line of caps to catch the eyes of his subscribers – [The Magazine of American History]

The cheapest method to cheat the undertaker (who is generally around when coughs and colds prevail) is to buy and use Dr. Bull’s Cough Syrup. It always cures.

London doctors are recommending the use in England of light beers like those of Austria and Southern Germany.

Owe my existence – Abigail S. Coles, of Moorestown, Burlignton Co., N. J. says: “Eighteen months ago I had dropsy around the heart. My physicians and friends despaired of my ever getting well. The first bottle of Hunt’s Remedy gave me great relief. I feel I owe my very existence to Hunt’s Remedy, and I am deeply thankful.” Trial size, 75 cents.

Are You Not in Good health? If the Liver is the source of your trouble you can find an absolute remedy in Dr. Sanford’s Liver Invigorator, the only vegetable cathartic which acts directly on the liver. Cures all bilious diseases. For book address Dr. Sanford, 162 Broadway, New York.

The Voltate Belt Co, Marshall, Mich. Will send their Electro-Voltaic Belts to the afflicted upon 30 days trial. See their advertisement in this paper headed, “On 30 days trial”

Vegetine – The great success of the Vegetine as a cleanser and purifier of the blood is shown beyond a doubt by the great numbers who have taken it, and received immediate relief, with such remarkable cures.

“Malt Bitters” are a blood, brain and nerve food, peculiarly adapted to, and warmly recommended by our druggists and physicians for General debility, mental and physical exhaustion, hysteria, nervousness, sleepiness, emaciation and dropsy.

In a recent railroad smash-up, the passengers who escaped unhurt were somewhat amused at the contents of an old bachelor’s valise, suddenly exposed to view. There was his bottle of hair dye, and also of Tabler’s Buckeye Pile Ointment, which is the only un----for piles. Price 50 cents.

KNOWLEDGE IN OLD TIMES Some of the early nations attains a knowledge of science and skill in art which were lost in the subsequent ages. Wendell Phillips’ famous lecture on “The Lost Arts” ought to make us modest, and less inclined to boast of our own superiority. In a recent lecture before the Geographical Society, Judge Daly paid a tribute to the knowledge of the old Babylonians. They were well acquainted with the heavens, catalogued the stars, and named the constellations. They traced the sun’s course through the twelve signs of the zodiac, and divided them into weeks, months, and years. They speculated on the connection of the weather with the changes of the heavenly bodies, and thought the phases of the moon had a subtle influence. They noted the spots on the sun, and seemed to have possessed telescopes, as Layard found a crystal lens among the ruins of Nineveh. It is interesting to know that they had a seventh day of rest, corresponding to our Sabbath, and enacted rigorous rules for keeping it – [Exchange]

Pennsylvania has expended thus far nearly $1,500 in suppressing pleuro-pneumonia, of which sum $2,365 were paid for killing 150 animals infected with the disease. Over 6,000 examinations were made, and the special agent is said to have traveled nearly 11,000 miles in the performance of his calling. Maryland has been considered the principal source of infection, but, as the state has now in operation a law for the suppression of the disease similar to that in force in Pennsylvania, it is believe that its spread in that state will be effectually prevented.

Dr. Bull’s Cough Syrup

MOODY MEETINGS AT NORTHFIELD – Extended reports of the ten days meeting at Northfield, in N. Y. Witness, 9th and 10th Sept. Both papers sent, postpaid, for ten cents., or 15 copies of each, postpaid, for a dollar. John Dougall & Co., 7 Frankfurt St., New York. Gems of Poetry. A beautiful new small eight-page Weekly containing choice selections from celebrate authors. Only 75 cents a year. Six copies sent as sampled for 10 cents. Sabbath Reading, Weekly. Containing a Sermon, S. S> Lesson, and religious matter. 50 cents a year. Samples free.

Book agents. Mail us a postal with your address. It will pay you. A. Gordon & Co., 231 Commerce St. Phila., Pa.

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

Estey Organ – the Home and Chapel Organ. J. Estey & Co., Brattleboro, Vt.

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

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

$777 a year and expenses to agents. Outfit free. Address P. O. Vickery, Augusta, Maine

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

Buggies for the trade, territory given, Enterprise Carriage Co., Cincinnati, O. Catalogue Free.

Perry Davis Pain-killer is recommended by physicians, …by everybody Pain-killer is the best remedy known to the world for sick headache, sea sickness, pain in the back, pain in the side, rheumatism, and neuralgia. Unquestionably the best liniment made. For sale by all medicine dealers.

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

70,000 Sold yearly. The growing popularity and usefulness of cabinet or parlor organs is shown by the fact that seventy thousand are sold yearly in the United States. The best are the MASON & HAMLIN ORGANS which have been awarded highest distinction for demonstrated superiority of every one of the great World’s Industrial Exhibitions for thirteen years, without one single exception. New Styles are ready this season with important improvements. For large churches, splendid organs, with great power and variety, at $370, $480, $390 and less prices; For smaller churches, schools, &c., $81 to $200 and upwards. Superb drawing room styles at $200 to $340 and upwards. A great variety of smaller organs of equal excellence, though less capacity, or in plain cases, at $31 to $200 and upwards. Also furnished for monthly or quarterly payments, $5 and upwards. These organs are certainly unrivaled in excellence, while the prices are not much higher than those of very inferior instruments. Before purchasing any organ send for latest illustrated catalogue (52 pp.), containing full descriptions and prices, including new styles, and much useful information for the purchaser of any organ, which will be sent free and post-paid.

Daniel F. Beatty’s Organs 14-Stops, sub bass & Oct. coupler. Four set. Reeds Only $65 Pianos $125 up. Sent on trial Warranted. Catalogue Free. Address Daniel F. Beatty Washington, N. J.

The Koran – A curiosity to every one, and a necessity to all students of literary or Religions; The Koran of Mohammed; translated from the Arabic by George Sale. Formerly published at $2.75; a new, beautiful type, neat, cloth-bound edition; price 35 cents and 6 cents for postage. Catalogue of many standard works, remarkably low in price, with extra terms to clubs, free. Say where you saw this advertisement. Meridian Book Exchange, Tribune Building, N. Y.

C. Gilbert’s Starch

Sore ears, catarrh. Many people are afflicted with these loathsome diseases but very few ever get well from them. This is owing to improper treatment only as they are readily curable if properly treated. This is no idle boast but a fact I have proven over and over again by my treatment. Send for my little book, free to all, it will tell you all about these matters and who I am. My large book, 375 pages, octave; price $2 by mail, address Dr. C. E. Shoemaker, Aural Surgeon., Reading, Pa.

Natrona Bi-Carb. Soda – is the best in the World. It is absolutely pure. It is the best for medicinal purposes. It is the best for baking and all family uses. Sold by all druggists and grocers. Penn’a Salt Manuf. Co, Phila.

Young men learn telegraphy and earn $40 to $100 a month, livery graduate to guarantee a paying situation. Address B. Valentine, Manager, Janesville, Wis.

This Claims House Established 1865 – Pensions – New Law. Thousands of Soldiers and heirs entitled. Pensions date back to discharge or death. Time limited. Address with stamp. George E. Lemon, PO Drawer 325, Washington, DC

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

Encyclopaedia of Etiquette and Business. This is the cheapest and only complete and reliable work on Etiquette and Business and Social Forms. It tells how to perform all the various duties of life, and how to appear to the best advantage on all occasions. Agents wanted – Send for circulars containing a full description of the work and extra terms to Agents. Address National Publishing CO., Atlanta, Ga.

Moore’s Southern Business University, Atlanta, Ga., The best practical business school in the south. Send for Catalogue.

The Bonanza for book Agents is selling our splendidly illustrated book LIFE OF GEN. HANCOCK. by his life-long friend, HON. J. W. FORNEY, an author of nation fame. this work is endorsed by Gen. Hancock, party leaders, and press; is low-priced, immensely popular, and taking like wild-fire everywhere. Outfits 50 cents. Agents are making easily $10 per day. For the best book, best terms, and full particulars, address quick, Hubbard Brothers, Atlanta, Ga.

Opium, morphine habit speedily cured by Dr. Beck’s only know and sure remedy. No charge for treatment till cured. Call on or address Dr. J. C. Beck, Cincinnati, O.

Wanted Agents: For “Illustrated Lord’s Prayer” “Belshazzar’s Feast” “Marriage Certificates” and “Beatitudes” All colored. Marriage Certificates and Lord’s Prayer 14 x 20; Belshazzar and Beatitudes 16 x 22. Specimens by mail, prepaid, 50 cts each. Frames, glass, &c. furnished. Agents make large wages selling these goods in frames. Send for circulars, and get all particulars. Address Rev. Leonard Ames, 418 Twelfth St. Louisville, KY

For $200, our No. 1 Plantation Saw Mill is designed to be run by 8, 10, or 12 horse power Agricultural Engines. With this power from 1,500 to 4,000 Feet of lumber can be cut in a day. A product 25 to 30 percent greater than can be cut wit any reciprocating saw mill with the same power. The mills are complete except saw, wand will be put on the cars in Cincinnati for the low price of $200, and warranted in every particular. Saw Mills of all sixes, engines, boilers, shafting, gearing, &c. Illustrated circulars sent free. Lane & Bodley Co., John and Water Sts. Cincinnati, O

Still victorious for years in use. The number tripled every year. It having stood the test of time with unparalleled success. Universally acknowledged ---the best Baling Press extant for either hand or power….complete for power, except wood-work, ….hand-power, except wood-work $46.00. Address Southern Standard Press Co., Meridian, Miss.

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

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

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

Petroleum VASELINE Jelly. Grand Medal Philadelphia at Exposition. Silver Medal at Paris Exposition. This wonderful substance is acknowledged by physicians throughout the world to be the best remedy discovered for the cure of wounds, burns, rheumatism, skin disease, piles, catarrh, ---. In order that every one may try it, it is put up in 15 and 25 cents bottles for household use. Obtain it from your druggists, and you will find it superior to anything you have ever used.

Capillikne – The best and cheapest Hair and skin preparation in the World. It restores gray hair to its natural color. It imparts new life and vigor to the hair and renders it moist, soft and glossy. It prevents the hair from coming out, and will often produce a new growth where it ha fallen off. It removes dandruff from the head and cures all diseases of the skin, blemishes of the complexion, bites of insects, &c. Price fifty cents per package or three for one dollar. Sent by mail, postage paid. One package, mixed with water, will make one pint of highly perfumed Capilline. Address Robert T. Penick, Druggist.

Blacksmiths, Attention. Little Giant Wagon Tire Upsetter. Strong, durable, cheap; best ever invented; saves cutting and welding; upsets tire one inch at a beat; adapted to tires of any size or diameter. Price $12. Send for circular, Little Giant Mfg Co., Millport, Chemung Co., N. Y.

Boneset Bourbon Tonic in an elegant combination of Boneset and other tonics with a pure old Kentucky Whisky, such as connoisseurs approve and invalids must have. A most valuable tonic, a rich, wholesome and delicious stimulant, admirably adapted to such troubles as proceed from Dyspepsia, malaria, etc. Delicate women over-worked clergymen and physicians, worn-out nurses, and the feeble of every age and class will find it a grateful invigorant. Chambers & Brown, Louisville, Ky.

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