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THE VERNON CLIPPER
VOLUME I. VERNON, LAMAR CO., ALABAMA, SEPTEMBER 26, 1879 NUMBER 30
HOME – Weydall West Home will be just what we make it, Clothed in sorrow or in joy, Love, if pure – no power can break it, Nor its peaceful life annoy.
Darkness always gathers strongest Where love’s power is little known, There its shadow dwells the longest, As a tyrant on a throne.
In the garret or the palace, Home is home, where’er it be, Love should rule it free from malice, Spreading peace and harmony.
Pleasant words at home returning, Bring kind answers back again, Each from each be ever bearing – Love is its bright golden chain.
Oh! How grand, arrayed in beauty, When love’s power guides all at home, As a sentinel on duty, I remain – whate’er may come.
Loving hearts are ever ready To add pleasures every day, By their life power, firm and steady, Blessing all within their way.
May love’s sun be over shining, In each home o’er all the land, By its mystic grace entwining Heart to heart and hand to hand.
Flowing onward as a river, In its silent majesty, God’s true presence to deliver Hearts and homes from misery.
STORIES AND SKETCHES
“OLD FORREST” THE BATTLE OF TISHMINGO CREEK. “YOU CAN’T WHIP OLD FORREST.” We copy the following from a speech of GEN. CHALMERS, before the Southern Historical Society, on the splendid military career of GEN FORREST. FORREST reached Tupelo, Mississippi on the 5th of May, 1864, and was busily engaged in reorganizing his command, now considerably increased by recruits and the addition of GEN. GHOLSON’S brigade. On the 26th, by order of GEN. S. D. LEE, department commander, CHALMER’S with MCCULLOCH’s and NEELY’S brigades were ordered to Monte Vallo, Alabama, to protect the iron-works of that region. On the 31st FORREST started with BUFORD’S division to Tuscumbia to assist RODDY in meeting a movement in that quarter, and had reached Russellville, Alabama when he received information that STURGIS, with eight thousand infantry, five thousand cavalry and six batteries were moving from Memphis into Mississippi, parallel with the Memphis and Charleston railroad. FORREST began at once to concentrate his scattered command. RUCKER, from Oxford, with three small regiments, was thrown across the Tallahatchie at New Albany, and commenced to retard the enemy’s advance. This little brigade, under RUCKER, who was second only to FORREST as a fearless fighter – composed of three regiments, under three dashing young Colonels, DUFF, BILL TAYLOR, and ALEXANDER CHALMERS – was highly complimented by FORREST for his gallantry in performing his duty. On the 9th FORREST took position with two brigades of BUFORD’S division, JOHNSON”S brigade of CHALMER’S division, and RUCKER’S brigade of CHALMER’S division, east of the Hatchie, near Rienzi, to dispute the passage of STURGIS, over that river, supposing he was moving to reinforce SHERMAN in Georgia. The scouts now reported STURGIS moving south toward FORREST’S camp at Tupelo. CHALMERS, with two brigades, was then at Monte Vallo, Alabama; RODDY, with one brigade, near Tuscumbia; GHOLSON, with one brigade, near Jackson, Mississippi. GEN. S. D. LEE, now in command, determined to fall back toward Okalona until he could concentrate his foress, and left that night by rail, after ordering FORREST to get in front of STURGIS and retard his advance. FORREST moved before day to take position at Bryce’s cross-roads, on a dividing ridge where the waters of the Hatchie rise and run north and of the Tallahatchie rise and run south, and when in for miles of that place he learned that the enemy had already occupied it and were now between him and his headquarters at Tupelo. He had with him there his three smallest brigades, the effective strength of which at that time he reported as follows: LYONS’, eight hundred; RUCKER’S, seven hundred; while BUFORD, with BELL’S brigade, about fifteen hundred strong, and two batteries of artillery, were some distance in the rear. Ordering them to move instantly up, which they did, coming eight miles in a gallop, he moved forward with the men he had and opened the fight, and at the same time ordered BUFORD to send one regiment across the country to attack the enemy in the rear. The battles raged fiercely for some hours, with doubtful success, and eight hundred federals and six hundred and forty confederates fell dead and wounded around Bryce’s house. One peculiarity of FORREST’S fighting was his almost reckless use of artillery, and on this occasion he had eight pieces of artillery that were boldly handled by CAPTAIN MARTIN, a beardless youth, with the face of a woman and the courage of a lion. The federals made several splendid charges, that were repulsed at short range by the artillery, double-shotted with cannister. The confederates insist that both the federal infantry and cavalry were in this fight. The federal cavalry officers who censured STURGIS say they had cavalry alone, and that instead of falling back with his cavalry on to his infantry, prepared in line, he undertook to hold the position with his cavalry and bring up his infantry five or more miles at double-quick, and that they arrived broken down and unformed just as the cavalry were driven back on them, and all went pell mell together. Be this as it may, when FORREST captured Bryce’s house, the enemy’s infantry in column were in full view coming up. He turned loose on them his own eight pieces of artillery and six more just captured, and about that time BARTIAN’S regiment struck them in the rear, and the flight commenced. A more terrific pursuit was never seen. The negroes had been sworn on their knees in line before starting from Memphis to show no quarter to FORREST’S men, and on their shirts and banners was inscribed, “Remember Fort Pillow.” This had a double effect; it made the federals afraid to surrender, and infuriated FORREST’S men; and it is said that nineteen hundred were killed in this pursuit, which was continued sixty miles. The exact truth as to this flight will, perhaps, never be known; but taking either the federal or confederate accounts of it, it was the most brilliant victory of the war on either side. FORREST reports his force at thirty-two hundred cavalry and eight pieces of artillery. The federal report places STURGIS; force at thirty-three hundred cavalry, fifty-four hundred infantry and seventeen pieces of artillery. With a superior force of cavalry, hi might well have expected to hold, with them alone, his position, well selected at Bryce’s cross-roads, until his infantry could come up. STURGIS was as much astonished at his defeat as any one, and was so terribly mortified that when A. J. SMITH moved our after FORREST, a confidential spy from Memphis reported that STURGIS was sitting in a hotel soliloquizing, “It can’t be don, sir!” and when asked what could not be done he said “They c-a-n-‘t whip old FORREST!” In this battle two thousand prisoners were taken, all the artillery (seventeen pieces), the whole ordinance train, well supplied with ammunition and many articles of value to us; the ambulance and wagon train, filled with most acceptable supplies, especially coffee, which the hungry Confederates had not tasted for many days. GEN. SHERMAN, in a cipher dispatch, dated June 20, 1864, says: “He whipped STURGIS fair and square, and now I will put him against A. J. SMITH and MOVER, and let them try their hand.” By this victory FORREST no only saved Columbus and the rich prairie of Mississippi again, but he saved Mobile also by the withdrawal of A. J. SMITH’S division, which had been ordered to its attack. ROAMER says: “From that great day when in person ALEXANDER led the Macedonian horse, he ranks the first of cavalry general of all times, and the tactics there displayed were in every respect the same which now received the sanction of modern science – sudden deployment and bold attack, outflanking the enemy’s wings, dividing the enemy’s forces, rallying, attacking the rear, supporting the menaced point, and to crown all, a pursuit of six hundred stadia (seventy-five miles) in twenty-four hours. Never was there a greater achievement in ancient or modern warfare.” When a new edition of ROEMER’S work on cavalry is written it is to be hoped that the battle of “Tishomingo Creek,” or “Bryce’s Cross-roads,” as the federals call it, will not be forgotten, where the battle was fought and a pursuit of sixty miles made all in thirty hours. It has been said that FORREST was uneducated, and this is true; but his ideas, when properly clothed in correct language, were pointed and strong, and he was exceedingly tenacious that his own ideas, and most those of the writer, should be expressed by those who wrote for him. His strong and touching final address to his troops, though shaped by another, was his own creation, and he felt all that the language imported when he said: “Civil war, such as you have just passed through, naturally engenders feelings of animosity, hatred and revenge. It is our duty to divest ourselves of all such feelings, and as far as in our power to do so, to cultivate friendly feelings toward those with whom we have so long contended and heretofore so widely differed. Neighborhood fends, personal animosities and private differences should be blotted out, and when you return home a manly, straightforward course of conduct will secure the respect of even your enemies. Whatever your responsibilities may be to government, to society, or to individuals, meet them like me. ****** I have never on the field of battle sent you where I was unwilling to go myself, nor would I now advise you to a course which I felt myself unwilling to pursue. You have been good soldiers; you can be good citizens. Obey the laws, preserve your honor, and the government to which you have surrendered can afford to be and will be magnanimous. ”Like the cause he loved, he is dead. In coming years, when the bitterness of strife has passed away; when that mystic harp, whose chords connect the graves of the dead with the hearts of the living, shall vibrate the music of a restored union, and some blind old bard shall sing the praises of American heroes while eager children listen to their deeds of valor, the story of none will awaken loftier feelings of emulation than ----“FORREST, the wizard of the saddle.”
THE IMPERIAL LOVE AFFAIR. The Paris correspondent of the New York Tribune makes the following statement in regard to the much talked of loved affair between the late Prince Imperial and the Princess Beatrice: “The Kingdom of England has outgrown its royal swaddling clothes. It must henceforth wear the ample purple mantle of imperialism. The queen had long felt this necessity, and so had Lord Beaconsfield. Hence He Majesty’s confidence in him, and the sympathy of both for Bonapartism, which had been distorted by the liberal and radical parties and their newspaper organs. In short, Louis Napoleon was regard as the John the Baptist of a system which is coming into existence in England. Hence the sympathy of the court, the government, and a large portion of the aristocracy with his widow. The Prince of Wales was the head of the English Bonapartists, and had looked forward to the restoration of the Napoleonic throne and its consolidation by a matrimonial alliance between the late ill-fated starred pretender and the Princess Beatrice, who is said to be almost broken-hearted at his tragical end. She and Prince Louis Napoleon, it was reported to the French government often met at Marlborough house, and were partners in dances. The princess, leading a monotonous and secluded life was easily impressed by the attentions of the young imperial exile. A romantic affection sprung up between them. Beatrice refused to marry any one else, and the Prince of Wales, whose French friends are mostly Bonapartists, took his sister’s part when she was blamed for her unfortunate preference. The queen was brought round to accept the French prince as a son-in-law if the consent of the parliamentary majority tot he match could be assured. Hence the efforts made by “certain daily and society” journals to place the suitor in a favorable light and to represent the republic as being on its last legs, and the determination of the young man himself to defend English civilization against African barbarians at the Cape. Imperialism proposed; halting Nemeses disposed.
……..Seventeen men sat in front of the hotel. Another came out from the dining room and took his seat among them. Seventeen faces lit up as if the long looked for had come at last. Seventeen pairs of eyes were fixed on the new arrival; seventeen pairs of lips opened to speak to him. But he was too quick for them. “Yes, gentlemen, it is hot enough for me,” he observed, placidly emphatic. Seventeen pairs of lips were suddenly closed, and seventeen faces grew blank with a “light that never was on land or sea,” as if seventeen American citizens had suddenly had all their constitutional and hereditary rights swept away at one swift blast.
……..The Rochester Sunday Herald wants to know which end the bees bite with. They remind us of the wicked, their last end, according to common report, being worse than their first.
THE CHINESE FAMINE TERRIBLE EXTENT OF THE VISITATION – SOME STARTLING FIGURES Mr. Forrest, the English consul at Tientsin, reports his belief that during the late famine in China the deaths from starvation and want reached the enormous total of about 9,500,000 – that is to say, that a population of more than twice that of Portugal was swept away within a few months. This estimate would appear scarcely credible were it not supported by the report of Mr. Hillier, of the consular service, who has lately visited the desolated provinces. His account of the condition of things is deplorable in the extreme. Towns which a few years ago were busy centers of trade, and villages which were populous and well-to-do, are now silent and deserted; while houses which used to teem with life are now only tenanted by the dead and the few survivors who are left to tell the miseries they have undergone. Shocking as the sight must be of the mingling of the dead with the living, the explanation is even more ghastly. When the famine was at its height the starving people, goaded by the pangs of hunger, and unable to obtain food, dug up the bodies of the buried dead. Survivors preferred, therefore, to share their homes with the coffins of their deceased friends rather than run the risk of committing them to the uncertain keeping of the ground. At intervals the sides of the roads are strewn with the whitened bones of wanderers who had lain down to die where their strength failed them, and the horror of the scene is aggravated by the presence of troops of wolves. Soon after the outbreak of the famine large quantities of stores were collected by the Chinese government at Tientsin and elsewhere for transmission to the famine-stricken districts, but, owing to bad roads and inefficient means of transport, they arrived on the spot in such small quantities, and at such uncertain intervals that they failed to do more than relieve the sufferings of a few. “Camels, oxen, mules, and donkey,” Mr. Forrest says, “were hurried along in the wildest confusion, and so many were killed by the desperate people in the hills for the sake of their flesh that the transit could only be carried on by the banded vigilance of the interested growers of grain, assisted by the train-bands or militia. The way was marked by the carcasses or skeletons of man and beasts; and the wolves, dogs, and foxes soon put an end to the sufferings of any wretches who lay down to recover from or die of his sickness in those terrible defiles.”
PANSIES A little space within my garden is A mass of purple bloom, with her and there Splashes of gold among the leaves. Than this There is no other spot more sweet or fair, Where to the moss-grown fence the ivies cling And wind their tendrils round in devious ways, These pansies away in every breeze, and swing Alike through silent summer nights and summer days.
The faint, low murmur of the white-fringed waves Fall on my ear, as in the starless dusk I stand beside the royal, gold-crownde buds, Filling the air with scent as sweet as musk, The trumpet-flower and amber columbine Pour out the perfume of their hearts in vain, For naught the starry trails of jessamine Twine round my feet – their claspings I disdain.
The reddest rose flings out its thorny leaves To hold me back, and blue forget-me-nots Look up beseechingly. But no, heart’s-case Thou art the goal and harbor of my thoughts. Thy spell, heart’s-ease, hath hedged me close about, And I recall what I would fain forget**** Oh, that the light or years hath flickered out To leave the ashes of most vain regret!
I dream of radiant days whose sun is set To rise no more. Of ships that sailed away O’er stranger seas than these, at last To weigh their anchors in some nameless bay. I dream of flocks of snowy breasted birds, With one black-plumed, in all unlike the rest, I raise my arms, but on the white train moves Unsought, the sable wings fold in my breast.
I dream of dreary waysides briar-grown, Where, for unreckoned time, with eyes bent down I searched in heart-despairing that which lay So near at hand, if I had only known. Thoughts sad beyond the power of words come with A resurrection of dead memories***** Thank God, heart’s-ease has filled the space Beyond all past and future mysteries.
CUT OUT …striped, the clocked or solid-hued stockings that may “go” with this seductive suit and the hat that crowns all – no monstrosity of half-worn dinginess, but a trim, stiff-rimmed white straw, banded and bowed with the blue cambric. Even the bathing shoes of white canvas are rosetted with blue, the whole offering a charming contrast to the old scarecrow styles. And how does this blue and white splendor come out of Neptune’s wet arms? Not badly. The contrast of color is still there, and there is no long skirt, no baggy trousers to flap and cling. The young lady who sits for this picture of white and blue now under your eye was a very pretty mermaid as she emerged from the waves, the stiff hat glistening in the sun and the torchon lace shedding the water like a strainer. Alternatively with the blue and white are pink and red, the light colors carrying the day over the navy blue and dark shades of the old style.
A WAR INCIDENT A short distance in front of the Confederate position at Cold Harbor were rifle pits, occupied by men sent into them by night, since by day no one dared show his head above the works unless he wished to get a shot in it. One of these pits was occupied by a lieutenant of Edgar’s battalion at the time of the charge. When the enemy returned repulsed, one of their lieutenants jumped into the pit occupied by the Confederate. “You are my prisoner!” uttered the latter. “I don’t know about that,” replied the Yankee; “I guess you are mine.” “Hardly” said the Confederate. “Well, how shall we settle it?” “Well,” replied Edgar’s lieutenant, “we can wait till night, and see who holds the line then. In the mean while, have you got a pack of cards?” And so the two suspended hostilities over euchre and “seven-up” till at night the Confederates charged the rifle pits and recaptured the whole line. Edgar’s lieutenant brought in his man.
A TRANCE OF NINE WEEKS - Norfolk Virginian The physicians of this city are much interested, and the public generally greatly exercised, over a singular instance of suspended consciousness – the case of a young lady who has lain in a trance for nine weeks. The case has been much talked of for weeks, but up to this time the papers have refrained from giving general publicity to it through their columns. The young lady in question has for weeks lain in a comatose state, and for a month was apparently asleep. After this period her slumbers appeared to be disturbed, her face at times becoming greatly contorted, and her hands gesticulating wildly. Her eyes became wide open, her countenance betrayed no intelligence or consciousness. Her condition up to the present writing remains unchanged, and the doctors are still watching the case with anxiety. They have had great difficulty in affording the patient sufficient nourishment, and have resorted to almost every method of introducing food into the stomach. They pronounce the case a phase of hysteria, and say that it will not necessarily prove fatal.
DO MONKEYS SWIM A correspondent of Land and Water, in apply tot he question whether monkeys swim, says: “I was always under the impression that they did not like wetting their fur or hair, but at Sangur, Central India, when I was stationed there, I had a little monkey that was exceedingly fond of swimming and diving. One day, on taking him to the pond at the bottom of my compound, he jumped off my shoulder and dived (like a man) into the water, which was three or four feet deep; he had his chain on at the time, and when he divide in the chain caught in some grass or toot at the bottom and kept the monkey down; he was just able to come to the top of the water. Feeling his chain had caught he dived down, undid the chain, and continued the swim with the chain in his hand. He swam just like a man as far as I could see from the motion of his arms. Several of my brother officers came to see him swimming, of which he was very fond, swimming very quietly and cunningly trying to catch the frogs that lay floating on the top of the water.”
…..Judging from the smell of the average church-goers patchouli, musk, jockey club, frangipani, etc., have taken the place of burnt incense of former times.
FISHERS OF MEN Down the calm river they leisurely floated. There, in a nook that was shady and cool, They brought out their lines, and their hooks were all coated With bait well adapted the fishes to fool.
Mabel was with them, and Lizzie and Laura, Maidens light-hearted, and merry, and fair, Each bestowed smiles on her favored adorer, Destined, perchance, to fall into her snare.
Idly they played with their lines, in the river, Little they cared though no fish should be caught, Fondly each hoped that the fates would deliver Into her keeping the lover she sought.
Lightly they talked upon themes with which Cupid Had lavishly filled both their hearts and their brains, And laughingly said that the men were all stupid, The while they were artfully wearing their chains.
The day passed away, and the fishing was ended. Pleased with themselves the fair innocents looked, They gazed on their victims and each comprehended The fish she had angled so long for was hooked.
Then back to the town the young men rowed lightly Their baskets all empty – the fishing was tame While on each other the maidens smiled brightly The fishers of men had won at their game.
CLIPPED PARAGRAPHS …”Can you support me, darling?” is the prosiac title of a new song.
…”Marriage with a tinge of romance” is what they call it in Kansas when the old man rides after the couple and shoots the hat off the bridegroom’s head with a bullet from an army carbine.
…”Can you remember any thing about being baptized?” was asked a three-year-old girl. “I dess I tan!” “Well, what did the minister do to you?” “He shoved up my sleeve, and stuck a knife in my arm.”
…A gorgeous English swell, leading a dog, inquired at a railroad station, “Must I, aw, take a ticket for a puppy?” The bewildered clerk regarded him for a moment, and then replied: “No, sir, you can go as an ordinary person.”
…Husband – “Maris, my dear, you seem to be very lonesome in my company. Do you not love me now as you did before our marriage?” Wife – “Why, of course, Gerald, but you know since our marriage we have become one, and I feel lonesome without a second party.”
…A lady who lays some claim to having studied human nature in its masculine development, says that the man who is of a sufficiently calculating mind to ask his sweetheart before marriage how many yards it takes for a silk dress, will snort terror into her soul after marriage if she asks him for a sixpenny calico.
…Those widely-advertised quieters, called “soothing syrups,” for children, have killed several infants in England. The base of the stuff is opium. At an inquest recently held on a poisoned child, a doctor said “the administration of such mixtures was a common cause of death where children died of convulsions.”
…They had an amateur brass band at a funeral a while ago, and when they had squelched out the "Sweet By and By” at the grave-side, the minister in his address said that “the deceased was in one respect most fortunate in being called thus early.” That was all he said, but the mourners grinned, and the amateurs think that “blamed sarcasm is internally out of place at a funeral, you know.”
THE HOW OF IT. – New York Times The story of the tragedy, carefully compiled from all available sources, is as follows: Ex-Governor Sprague recently returned to Narragansett Pier from a visit to Portland. He was greatly excited by railroads, and on reaching his house armed himself with a shot-gun. Governor Sprague told him that he would give him just twenty-four hours to leave the room, which offer was thankfully accepted and a written receipt given. Professor Conkling, who was employed to teach the Sprague children German, then said: “Perry, do you want to witness a cold-blooded murder?” whereupon he immediately got out of the carriage and sought refuge in a saloon. There is some question as to who carried the old gentleman out of the house, to avoid the further effusion of blood. He was an invalid, and naturally felt that he would like to withdraw before the family shooting began. Senator Linck seems quite unable to account for Governor Sprague’s hospitality, and Professor Conkling, who is apparently a peaceful and unobtrusive German, is quite surprised to learn that he had any connection with the affair. After this the ladies instantly withdrew, and it is now said that tit was not loaded, and there is some mistake somewhere.
PAGE 2 THE VERNON CLIPPER ALEXANDER COBB, Editor & Proprietor ALEX A WALL, Publisher $1.50 per annum. Friday, September 26, 1879
WHY PEOPLE ARE POOR It is stated on very excellent authority that “the poor have ye with you always.” The remark was true when uttered, and has been true ever since, and from appearances always will be. There are those who have no disposition to save: who “live from hand to mouth,” so to speak; who take no thought for tomorrow. Having enough for the present hour, they are content, and leave the future to take care of itself. If property were to be equally divided among the people Monday morning, before Saturday night the majority would be in destitute circumstances, dead broke, while the prudent and saving would be on the road to pecuniary independence. One class of people spend whatever money they get hold of, and as fast as they get it, while others save means that come into their hands, judiciously invest the same, and become rich. There are those who not only do not know how to save, but they do not know to spend. If they get anything it goes for what they do not need; for articles that could be dispensed with. Those who are destitute of the comforts of life, as a rule, may blame themselves therefore. If they have anything they do not take care of it. They buy articles that people in better circumstances would they could not afford. So they are always poor. Relieve their wants today, and they are no better off tomorrow. They are bound not to save – to have nothing and are generally bound to be in debt if they can find anybody to trust them. Of course, we understand that people are sometimes unfortunate. They get sick, or those dependent on them become so. We know that people are sometimes overtaken by misfortune; but where there is one case of this kind there are fifty in which the entire trouble may be found in the indisposition to save.
DID YOU EVER THINK OF THIS? Here is a quiet description of what every woman has been, or hopes to be – a bride. She quits her home, her parents, her companions, her occupations, her amusements – everything on which she has hitherto depended for comfort, for affection, for kindness, for pleasure. The parents by whose advice she has been guided, the sisters to whom she dared impart every embryo thought and feeling, the brother who has played with her by turns the counselor and the counseled, and they younger children, to whom she has hitherto been the mother and the playmate, all to be forsaken at one fell stroke; every tie is loosened, the spring of every hope and action is changed, and yet she flies with joy into the untrodden path before her. Buoyed up by the confidence of requited love, she bids a found, grateful adue to the life that is passed, and turns with excited hopes and joyous anticipations of happiness to come. Then woe to the man that can blight such fair hope, who can, coward-like, break the illusions that won her, and destroy the confidence love had inspired. – [Ex.
The State Auditor is now distributing the money appropriated by the act of February last for the relief of maimed soldiers. As there was only ten thousand dollars, and three hundred and thirty-two applicants were allowed, it will be seen there is but little over thirty dollars for each person. The Probate Judge of each county is required to receipt the auditor for all the warrant due his county, or he can authorize another to receipt in his name, and his agent can then draw the money from the Treasurer and forward it in bulk to the county entitled to it. – [Mont Adv
Miss Neilson is playing Juliet in London, and Olive Logan calls her “a versatile piece of human loviness in claret velvet.”
SINGING AUXILLARY Proceedings of the “North Buttahatchie Singing Auxiliary,” convened at Pine Springs, Lamar Co., Ala., on the 6th and 7th of September, 1879. 1st days proceedings, opened with singing and prayer. 2d. On motion, W. Y. ALLEN was chosen temporary president of the Auxiliary. 3d. After usual routine of temporary organization, the Auxillairy proceeded to the election of permanent officers. DR. T. J. SPRINGFIELD, of Millville, was elected president, “Nemino dissentiente,” and N. F. JOUDAN, Vice President, C. C. HOLLADAY, Sec. 4th. On motion, a committee of three, consisting of Profs. N. F. JOUDON, J. W. SPRINGFIELD, and N. W. WEBB, was appointed to arrange the vocal music lessons for the day. 5th. Registration of leaders. (for want of space we omit names PUB) 6th. Call for letters from the different Musical Associatins represented; 1st. Wesley Chapel Class, conducted by PROF. J. P. WHITTAKER, absent, MESSRS G. BENSON, D. YOUNG, MISSES JANIE BROWN, ELLEN LEE and MARTHA YOUNG. 2d. Reading of letter from Beaver Creek Association. The following were accepted as delegates: MESS. J. D. GANN, E. R. STANDFORD and T. E. ANTHONY. 3d. Reading of letter and reception delegates from Friendship Association, presided over by PROF J. W. SPRINGFIELD. The following were the delegates: MESS. T. WRIGHT, T. STUCKEY, E. WRIGHT, and MISS NANNIE WRIGHT. 4th. On motion PROF JOUDON’S class received without a letter. 5th. On motion the letter of the New Hope Singing Association was read, and PROF N. W. WEBB accepted as representative of that body. The following resolutions of that Association was adopted: Resolved, that our fraternal messengers request the respective bodies which they visit, to co-operate with us in forming a county convention whose object shall be to promote the advancement of vocal music. 7th. On motion of F. M. BRYANT it was resolved that regular business be suspended, and a lesson of forty-five minutes in vocal music be had. 8th PROF. F. M. BRYANT ordered to lead for fifteen minutes. 9th. PROF. N. F. JOUDON 15 minutes, followed by PROF. J. L. WHITTAKER 15 minutes. 10th, Recess one quarter hour. 11th, Lesson by PROF. N. W. WEBB in “Temple Star” exercises 15 minutes. 12th. J. P. WHITTAKER 15 minutes, “Sacred Harp” 13th PROF. F. A. ALDRIDGE, 15 minutes, “Temple Star” 14th, Recess of one hour. Evening Session. Called to order by the President. Unfinished business resumed. 15th. On motion of PROF. M. BRYANT, a committee of nve(sic) consisting of PROFS BRYANT, of Pine Springs, ANTHONY of Beaver Creek, SPRINGFIELD, JUN., of Vernon, ALDRIDGE of New Hope and JOUDON, Vice J. J. BANKHEAD, of Moscow, was appointed by the president, to devise ways and means for the institution of a ”County Musical Convention.” Committee ordered to report on the morrow. 16th Singing by PROF. F. W. JONES, 15 minutes, “Sacred Harp.” 17th, Adjourned to meet at 9 o’clock on the morrow. SECOND DAY SESSION 1st. Opened with prayer by the president, REV. DR. SPRINGFIELD. 2nd. Singing. 3d. Singing 15 minutes, lead by PROF. Z. R. GUIN. 4th, PROF. T. E. ANTHONY, 15 minutes, 5th PROF. J. E. NORTHCUTT, 15 minutes. 6th intermission one quarter of an hour. 7th. PROF W. J. SPRINGFIELD, 15 minutes, followed by PROF. F. M. BRYANT 15 minutes. 9th. Vocal lesson, quarter of an hour by PROF. F. A. ALDRIDGE, “Temple Star.” 10th, Intermission of one quarter of an hour. 11th On motion the report of committee on “Ways and means to institute a County Musical Convention” was received and adopted. 12th. The following is the report of said committee: We, the committee appointed to institute ways and means for the organization of a “County Musical Convention” hereby select Military Springs, Lamar County, Alabama, as the place, and Saturday, before the second Sunday in October, 1879 as the time at which all delegates and all others interested in the divine art f music shall attend. All of which your committee beg leave respectfully to submit. F. M. BRYANT W. J. SPRINGFIELD, N. F. JOUDON N. E. WEBB F. A. ALDRIDGE Committee 13th PROF. F. M. BRYANT elected delegate from this Association to Convention at Military Springs. 15th Question by the President, “Where shall the next Auxiliary be held?” White Oak Grove was placed in nomination. No opposition. 16th. Resolution of Committee of the Whole. This is the resolution, viz: We, the Committee, offer this resolution to the musical fraternity of this county, that at all times they take an interest in vocal church music. We the committee do most earnestly enjoin this. Respectfully submitted. N. W. WEBB N. F. JOUDON J. W. SPRINGFIELD F. A. ALDRIDGE F. M. BRYANT Committee 17th. Vocal Music, E. R. STANDFORD, 15 minutes. 18th. N. W. WEBB, 15 minutes, lesson from “Temple Star.” 19th W. Y. ALLEN, 15 minutes. 20th. Intermission of 15 minutes. 21st, Exercises vocal music – “Temple Star” PROF W. J. SPRINGFIELD. 22nd PROF. W. T. JONES, 15 minutes, “Sacred Harp” 23d JOUDON, 15 minutes. 24th. By special request, permission was accorded to PROF. N. W. WEBB to lead in singing “Beautiful Land,” also leave granted PROF. F. A. ALDRIDGE to lead in singing “Fairy Moonlight.” 25th, A resolution thanking the citizens of Pine Springs for their unbounded hospitality during the session of the Auxiliary. Adopted, “uno animo.” 26th, On motion, the Auxiliary adjourned to meet at “White Oak Grove” near Henson’s Springs Ala., on Friday before the first Sabbath in August 1880. T. W. SPRINGFIELD, Pres. N. F. JOUDON, V. P. C. C. HOLLADAY, Sec.
SHERIFF’S FEES It seems that some of the sheriffs are not disposed to submit to the ruling of the State Auditor, based on the opinion of the Attorney General, as to their fees in criminal cases. The legislature, at its last session, appropriated ten thousand dollars a year, for the present and the next fiscal years, for the payment of such fees, and it has been the practice heretofore for the state to pay them, sheriffs are naturally averse to any interference with such a pleasant precedent. Besides two cases in (44th Alabama) decided positively that such fees must be paid by the State. In the latter case of Pollard vs Brewer, the question came up on the allowance of turnkey’s fees, and the expression of opinion as to sheriff’s fees is rather incidental, and must be regarded as the dictum of the Court, rather than an authoritative decision. It was upon this inferential opinion of the court that the Attorney General was called to decide the question. The action of the Auditor is based on the opinion of the Attorney General. Prominent attorneys differs to the true meaning of the law on the subject; we are therefore glad to learn that a case will be made, which will bring the question directly before the Supreme Court. It is the only way in which it can be dignitely settled. In the meantime, the Auditor we understand will be governed by the opinion rendered by the Attorney-General – [Montgomery Advertiser.
The New Orleans Democrat says whatever may be thought of the actors in the California bloody embroglio, there can be no doubt of DeYoung’s genuine affection for his mother. She is an old lady over seventy, highly respected by all who know her. She lived with her two sons, to whom she was de-----(REST CUT OUT) (CUT OUT)…of the two young men. But Mrs. De Young read nothing of this. DeYoung, with a forethought and devotion that but few women even would think of, had struck off a pecial edition of the Chronicle for his mother'’ sole benefit, in which all the details of the row were omitted; and thus the old lady was able to read her “boys” paper at breakfast that morning and wonder where they were, ignorant that their life was in danger at that very moment on her account alone. Here is a case of true filial affection.
LONGEVITY OF A CHICKEN There is an old hen in Marion County that is twelve or thirteen years old. She hatched and raised a brood of chickens eleven years ago; she now looks like a pullet. Any one can see her by calling on J. W. HUGHES. She was formerly a pet of Mr. HALEY’S in his lifetime.
MR. MIRK STONE tells us a good anecdote, which we think, has a very good moral: A man by the name of Pritchfoot was arraigned before the Mayor in Atlanta, Ga. for a small offence; the Mayor put him on police duty, and instructed him to arrest, and before his honor, any one whom he might hear making any unusual noise. He soon heard a man at humble prayer, and at once arrested him, and present him to the Mayor; on being questioned as tot the offense committed, said he heard the prisoner praying, which was quite an unusual noise to him, as he had been in the city 6 months and had not heard a prayer.
THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE, IS THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE WORLD Blessings on the hand of woman! Angels guard its strength and grace, In the palace, cottage, hovel, Oh, no matter where the place! Would that storms never assailed it’ Rainbows ever gently curled; For the hand that rocks the cradle, Is the hand that rocks the world.
Infancy’s the tender fountain; Power may with Beauty flow; Mothers first to guide the streamlets; From them souls unresting grow, Grow on for the good or evil, Sunshine streamed, darkness hurled’ For the hand that rocks the cradle, Is the hand that rocks the world.
Woman, how divine your mission Here upon our natal sod! Keep, O keep the young heart open, Always to the breath of God! All true trophies of the Ages Are from mother’s love impearled; For the hand that rocks the cradle, Is the hand that rocks the world.
Blessings on the hand of woman! Fathers, sons, and daughters cry, And the sacred song is mingled With the worship in the sky, Mingles where no tempest darkens, Rainbows evermore are furled; For the hand that rocks the cradle, Is the hand that rocks the world.
It seems that postage stamps as well as flowers, have a language. – Some industrious individual has translated this postage stamp language, and finds it especially interesting for ladies. Thus: When a postage stamp has been placed upside down on the left corner of the letter, it means “I love you;” in the same cross-wise, “My heart is another’s, straight up and down, “Good-bye sweetheart, good-bye” upside down in the right hand corner, “Write no more;” in the center at the top, ”Yes,” opposite at the bottom, “No,” on the right hand corner, at a right angle, “Do you love me?” In the left hand corner, “I hate you:” Top corner, on the right, “I wish your friendship,” bottom corner on the left, “I seek your acquanitance;” on a line with the surname, “Accept my love,” the same upside down, “I am engaged;” at a right angle in the same place, “I long to see you;” in the middle, at the right hand edge, “Write immediately.”
DARING BURGLARY AT EUTAW. – We learn from the Mirror that a thief raised a window of Mr. Bray’s residence, stole the safe key, went to the Probate Office, opened the safe of the county treasury, and took out between $6,000 and $7,000. Mr. Bray lives two miles from town. No clue to the theft.
BURRIS & BRO. No. 49 Main Street Columbus, Miss. We have now in store a full stock of general merchandise which we offer for sale very low, for the cash. Thankful for the liberal patronage heretofore extended to us, we hope by selling our goods much lower than in the past to be able to add largely to our already numerous list of patrons. Call and see our mammoth stock.
SHELL & BURDINE, Wholesale and retail druggist’s, Aberdeen, Mississippi. Are daily receiving at their Drug Store a very large stock of fresh goods of all kinds usually kept in a first class drug house, and will sell at bottom prices, for cash. All we ask is to give us a trial and we guarantee you will not go away dissatisfied for we are determined to sell goods so low that it will astonish you.
JOHN D. MORGAN. Wholesale and retail dealer in dry goods, staple and fancy groceries, hardware, wooden ware, willow ware, crockery ware, and tin ware. Boots and shoes, hats and caps. Plantation supplies, etc. would announce to his friends and patrons of Lamar and Fayette Counties, that he has in store, and is daily receiving one of the largest and best selected stocks of goods in the city, and invites everybody to call before buying elsewhere and examine his immense stock. It is no trouble to show goods, and when you look, you will be sure to buy for he keeps none but first class goods, and will not be under sold by any home in the city. Columbus, Miss. July 11th, 1879. J. S. ROBERTSON is with the above house, and would be pleased to serve his many friends at anytime.
DR. J. D. RUSH, with ERVIN AND BILLUPS, successors to M. W. HATCH; dealers in drugs, medicines, whiskey, tobacco, cigars, &c. Corner Main and Market Street. Columbus, Mississippi.
NATHAN BROTHERS dealers in whiskies, brandies, wines, cigars, tobaccos and pipes. Our Motto: Quick Sales and Small Profits. Columbus, Mississippi.
The Vernon Clipper. A brand new paper. Published in Lamar County, Ala. For $1.50 per annum.
THE VERNON CLIPPER FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 26, 1879
MR. DAN CRIBBS called to see us one day last week. MR. CRIBBS is with the reliable and staunch firm LOUIS ROY; he informs us that they are now receiving a large and well selected stock of fall and winter goods. Their buyer, MR. ROUSELLE having just returned from the foreign markets. MR. ROUSELLE is an expert in the selection of goods, therefore we are confidnet their goods are of the best make and durability. MR. CRIBBS is known only as a polite and untiring salesman, and ever ready to attend to the wants of their customers, hence we say parties visiting Aberdeen will profit by calling on Mr. CRIBBS and being shown through this, LOUIS ROY’S mammoth stock.
Below we publish the obituaty notice of one of the noblest men we ever knew, clipped from the San Saba “News” of Texas: IN MEMORIAM J. THOMAS MCCONNELL, who died of smallpox at the quarantine station at this place, was the son of THOS. P. MCCONNERLL, of Fayette C. H. Alabama, came to San Saba in 1868 and has since been engaged in the cattle business with the Murray Bros. At the time of his death he was the partner of W. T. MURRAY in quite an extensive ranch in Tom Green County. He contracted the disease in Fort Concho, and came to San Saba to die among his friends and his kindred. His short 32 years of life have not been spent in vain. His was no idle vicious life. All the elements of character that mark true manhood were possessed by him. A rigid honesty, an energy that was tireless, a fearlessness that mocked at danger when in the discharge of duty or business, heart that melted at the cry of want and suffering and held always in his hand to help a fried or assist the distressed; this was Tom, so lately among us, with his manly bearing and cheering smile, but now, alas! gone out of sight forever! Although rigid quarantine laws compelled a hasty burial, and in the presence of a few, yet the hearts of his friends and his relatives were there. Bayonets and laws and public safety may quarantine bodies, but the human heart, pulsating with sympathy and the tear of sorrow flowing for them we love, knows no law and obeys none, but in spirit were there to witness the last sad rites that humanity pays the departed. The night time and its pale moonshine, the waving of live oak trees and the song of wild birds will keep guard over his grave forever, while the hearts that loved him, and the hands that would help him, can only remember him, can only keep sacred the anniversary of his death till the final summons to meet him in a better land where there is no death and no forgetfulness.
MISS HATTIE COBB left the first of the week to renew and complete her studies at the Aberdeen Female College. MISS HATTIE is a noble little lady, and we wish for her a pleasant time, and that her every effort may be crowned with success.
Court week generally in all small towns is rather dreaded by the citizens and nearly all visitors. Last week we are proud to note passed off with harmony predominant, save one or two which, perhaps intentionally became involved two deep with the “spirit of the vine.” Thanks to our town Marshal and his deputies for their zealous, and successful efforts in keeping order.
REV. JAS. T. MILLER will hold a two days meeting at Moscow church, beginning on Saturday night before the first Sabbath in next month.
We are informed that MR. B. W. TARWATER killed a bird of the hawk kind a few days since, which measured 6 feet from tip to tip. Who can beat it?
We purpose leaving Friday morning for the Camp Meeting at Unity Grove, in Pickens County, therefore our forms are closed earlier than usual.
Our affable and clever townsman, MR. JAMES MORTON, spent several days of this week at Fayette C. H. Our friend, ROBT. LACY left Thursday morning on a visit to his parents in Jefferson County.
NEW BIOGRAPHICAL DICTIONARY. Prominent among the valuable features of the New Edition of Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary, fist issued, is the “New Biographical Dictionary,” comprising about 10,000 names of ancient and modern personas of renown, including many now living. It gives us the pronunciation of these names, the nationality, profession or occupation, date of birth, and if known, the date of death of each person. From its conciseness and accuracy it supplies a want long felt in this direction, and adds very greatly to the value of this always valuable work.
The court house of Escambia County was burned, the night of Sept. 8th, by an incendiary. Most of the records were saved in a damaged condition.
H. P. HANLEY, publisher of the Wilcox Banner, was assassinated, Sept. 6th., while traveling the public road, by some unknown person.
A pretty, blue-eyed maiden, who was nursing her fifth Christmas doll, and listening to her mother and some female friend talking about domestics broils and divorces, created rather a sensation by remarking: “Well, ma, I’m going to be a widow.”
On the bills of fare at the White Sulphur Springs Hotel in Old Virginia, the following significant line appears: “Engagement rings can be had at the jewelry store.” The waters down there are said to stimulate matrimony wonderfully. They inspire people with hope and deprive life of all its serious aspects.
A lady being asked to have another hot biscuit at a house where she was visiting, modestly replied: “I do not know how many I have eaten already.” “I do,” said a little urchin, “you’ve eaten eight:; I’ve been a countin.”
LAND OFFICE AT HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, Sept. 3d, 1879 Notice is hereby given that the following named settlers has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and secure final entry thereof at the expiration of thiry days from this notice, viz: HENRY G. STANDFORD for the W ½ NW ¼ Sec 7 T 13 R 14 West and names the following as his witnesses, viz: KATIE HAWKINS, of Lamar County, and G. F. HAWKINS, of Lamar County. JNO. M. CROSS, Register
SCHOOL NOTICE. The Trustees of the Vernon High School met on the 18th of September, and after electing M. V. WEBSTER to fill the vacancy caused by the death of JASON GUIN, selected PROF. J. T. RICHARDSON, of Columbus, Miss., as Teacher for the coming year. Rates of Tuition $1.50, $2.50 and $4.00 per month. J. D. MCCLUSKY M. W. MORTON ALEX COBB A. A. SUMMERS M. V. WEBSTER Trustees School will open on Monday, October 13, 1879.
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Some men are captivated by a woman’s laugh, just as some men predict a pleasant day, because the sun shines out for a moment. They forget the chances for squalls.
An effort is making to have KATE SOUTHERN pardoned. She is the only white woman now confined in the Georgia Penitentiary, her sister having served out her time and returned home.
See new advertisements in another column of this issue.
The popular house of LOUIS ROY of Aberdeen, having bought an immense stock of Dry goods before the rise in prices, is offering to his numerous friends and customers goods ten percent cheaper than any house in Aberdeen.
BILL HAMILTON with ROY & BRO. wholesale and retail dealer in Dry goods notions clothing boots, shoes, hats, &c. Aberdeen, Miss. Highest cash price paid for cotton.
A WORD TO THE AFFLICTED The most miserable human being in the world is that person suffering with a shaking chill of a burning fever. The joys of life are but a misery to his mind, and he longs for a balm to go restore him to health. The cure is at hand for every sufferer. The greatest of all medicines. Cuban Chill Tonic the Great West Indies Fever and Ague Remedy cures Chills and Fever, billiousness, and liver complaint every time. It blots out disease, carries off malarial poison, and restores the sufferer to health, strength and happiness. Try Cuban Chill Tonic, the Great West Indies Fever and Ague Remedy, if you suffer with chills and fever, and be cured. Take no other medicine. Cuban Chill Tonic will cure you and give you health. Get a bottle from your druggist W. L. MORTON & Bro., and try it.
Mason & Hamlin Organs, Endorsed by over 100,000 delighted purchasers. Not lowest prices, poorest and dearest, but highest priced, best and cheapest. Cost but little more than inferior organs. Give five times the satisfaction. Last twice as long. Victors at all world’s exhibitions. Acknowledged best by all disinterested and competent musicians. Solid facts, indisputable, such as no other organ maker in the world can substantiate. Glorious news for purchasers. Grand Introduction sale. New Styles. New Prices. 6 Stops, Elegant case $80; Superb Mirror to case, 10 stops, only $100. 15 days trial. Freight paid both ways if organ don’t suit. Sold on easy terms. Rented until paid for. Delivered anywhere in the South for $4 extra. For full particulars, address Budden & Bates, Savannah, Ga., Managers, Wholesale Southern Depot, Prices same as at Factory.
Parker’s Santonine Worm Lozenges are the best of all worm medicine. Thousands of mothers, all over the land, give their children Parker’s Santonine Worm Lozenges. Try them, at W. L. MORTON & BRO.
As LOUIS ROY is selling more goods than any house in Aberdeen, he can on that account sell ten per cent cheaper than any other house in the place.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF U. S. MAILS The Columbus Mail by way of Caledonia arrives Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays at 11 o’clock a.m. Leave same days at 1 p.m. FAYETTE MAIL Arrived on Wednesday and Saturday at 12 p.m. and leaves same days at 1 p.m. MOUNT CALM MAIL Leaves Wednesday at 7 a.m. arrives Thursday at 2 p.m. PIKEVILLE MAIL Arrives Fridays at 6 p.m., leaves Saturdays at 6 a.m. SCHEDULE OF MOBILE & OHIO R. R. Train leaves 6:30 am Train arrives 9:30 am Train leaves 3:20 pm Train arrives 6:30 pm Train goes through to Starkville on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Leaves Aberdeen going South at 4 o’clock p.m., returns at 8 p.m. Leaves Aberdeen going North at 7 o’clock a.m., return at 11 o’clock a.m.
MCQUISTON & HEISEN, Cotton Factors and Commission Merchants 96 & 98 Commerce St., Aberdeen, Miss. Farmers will make money by letting MCQUISSTON & HEISEN sell their cotton when they come to the city.
R. A. HONEA & SON, Wholesale and retail dealers in staple and fancy groceries, Aberdeen, Miss. We would respectfully inform our friends, and the public generally, that we are at our old Stand next door to J. W. ECKFORD & Bro. (Old Presbyterian Block) and have in store and will keep constantly on hand a large and well selected stock of staple and fancy groceries. Bagging and ties, corn, oats, wheat bran, &c., which we will sell at rock bottom figures for cash. R. F. RAY, of Detroit, Ala. is salesman.
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LAMAR DIRECTORY County Court – Meets on the 1st Monday in each month. Probate Court - Meets on 2nd Monday in each month. Commissioner’s Court – Meets on the 2nd Monday in February, April, July, and November.
REPRESENTATIVES W. A. MUSGROVE and I. H. SANDERS
COUNTY OFFICERS ALEXANDER COBB – Judge of Probate D. J. LACY, Sheriff and Tax Collector W. G. MIDDLETON, Circuit Clerk JAMES M. MORTON, Register in Chancery D. V. LAWRENCE, Treasurer J. E. PENNINGTON, Tax Assessor W. T. MARLER, Coroner
COMMISSIONERS W. G. RICHARDS W. M. STONE J. J. BRANYAN J. A. COLLINS
Masonic: Vernon, Lodge No. 389, meets on the 1st Saturday of each month, at 7 p.m.
PROFESSIONAL CARDS. FRANCIS JUSTICE, Attorney at Law and Solicitor in Chancery, Pikeville, Marion Co., Alabama Will practice in all the Courts of the 3rd Judicial District.
SAMUEL J. SHIELDS, Attorney at Law and Solicitor in Chancery, Vernon, Ala., Will practice in the counties of Lamar, Fayette, Marion, and the Courts of the 3rd Judicial District.
JNO. D. MCCLUSKY, Attorney at Law and Solicitor in Chancery, Vernon, Ala. Will practice in the counties of Lamar, Fayette, Marion, and the Courts of the 3rd Judicial Circuit. Special attention given to the collection of claims, and matters of administration.
EARNEST & EARNEST. W. S. EARNEST GEO. S. EARNEST. Attorneys at Law and Solicitors in Chancery, Birmingham & Vernon, Ala. Will practice in the Counties of this Judicial Circuit.
NESMITH & SANFORD. T. B. NESMITH, Vernon, Ala. JOHN B. SANFORD, Fayette C. H. Attorneys at Law. Partners in the Civil practice in the counties of Fayette and Lamar. Will practice separately in the adjoining counties. THOS. B. NESMITH. Solicitor for the 3rd Judicial Circuit. Vernon, Lamar Co., Ala.
M. W. MORTON. W. L. MORTON. DR. W. L. MORTON & BRO., Physicians & Surgeons. Vernon, Lamar Co, Ala. Tender their professional services to the citizens of Lamar and adjacent country. Thankful for patronage heretofore extended, we hope to merit a respectable share in the future. Drug Store.
DR. G. C. BURNS, Vernon, Ala. Offers his professional services tot he citizens of Vernon and vicinity.
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ALEXANDER COBB & SON, Dealers in ready made clothing, dress goods, jeans, domestics, calicoes, silks, satins, millinery, embroidery, notice, &c. Hats, caps, boots, shoes, saddles, bridles, leather, &c. Tin, wooden, Hard and glass wares, crockery, &c. Salt, flour, meal, bacon, lard, soda, coffee, molasses, &c. Snuff and tobacco. Irish potatoes. Parties owing us will please come forward and settle up their accounts. Any of our friends who have traded with us liberally in the past can get any of the above mentioned goods at LOW prices for cash. We return thanks to our friends for the liberal patronage they have given us and hope they will continue the same.
BUTTAHATCHIE MALE AND FEMALE SEMINARY Monroe County, Miss. (nine miles west of Moscow, Ala.) The first session of this Institution will open on the 3rd Monday in June 1879, and continue 4 scholastic months. Board, including washing, lights, etc. from $1.50 to $5 per month. Tuition $1.50 to $2.00, $2.50 and $2.75 per month of 20 days. For particulars address the Principal. B. H. WILDERSON. Moscow, Lamar Co., Ala.
The American Centennial Cement. One of the most perfect and absolutely the best cement ever offered the public, is now being manufactured by A. A. SUMMERS and W. T. MARLER of this place, and for sale in every store in town. The Greatest Invention of the Age. No carpenter, farmer, blacksmith, printer, merchant, or other person who does anything at all, or has it done, can afford to do without this wonderful invention; it is convenient for its utility in every walk of life. Nothing will compare with it in mending broken Glass ware, crockery, china, wood, leather, ivory, shells, bone, and in fact every thing coming in contact with it, is firmly and imperceptibly sealed inseparably. We desire to place a bottle in the house of every family in the country. Will sell as wholesale or retail rates. For terms apply to A. A. SUMMERS, W. T. MARLER, Vernon, Alabama.
Bring your job printing to the CLIPPER. We print all kinds of blanks, deeds, mortgages, law briefs, cards, tags, circulars, bill heads, letter heads, note heads, statements, poster work. We propose to do all kinds of job printing as neat and as cheap as any city, either North or South, and our work is equal to any. When you want any kind of job printing done, please don’t fail to examine our specimens before going elsewhere. Blank Waive Notes for sale at this Office.
THE SOUTHERN FARMER
HANDS AND FEET IN AGRICULTURE Peter Henderson, in an address at a recent agricultural convention, said that although engaged in gardening operations for over a quarter of a century, it had only been lately that he fully realized how indispensable is the use of the feet in sowing and planting. In the sowing of sees he thought millions were lost annually though neglect of “firming” the ground around the seeds. During the past dry season, enormous losses were incurred by market gardeners and other cultivators of cabbages, cauliflowers, celery, etc., mainly because they persisted in sowing the seed without taking the precaution to firm the soil by rolling. His own practice is, after plowing, harrowing and leveling the land smoothly, to draw lines by the “marker”: which makes a furrow about two inches deep and a foot apart; after the man who sows the seed follows another who with the ball of the right foot presses down his full weight on every inch of soil in the drill where the seed has been sown. The tows are then lightly leveled longitudinally with the rake, a lifht roller is then passed over them and the operation is done. By this method his cabbage and celery crops have never once failed, and what is true of these seeds is equally true of all seeds requiring to be sown during the late spring or summer months. On July 21, 1874, as an experiment, he sowed twelve rows of sweet corn and twelve rows of beets, treading in after sowing every alternate two of each. In both cases, those trod in came up in four days, whole those unfirmed remained twelve days before starting, and would not then have germinated had rain not fallen, for the soil was as dry as dust when planted. The result was that the seed that had been trodden in grew freely from the starts, and matured their crops to a marketable condition by fall, while the rows unpressed did not mature, as they were not only eight days later in germination, but the plants were also to some extent enfeebled by being partially dried the loose soil. The same season in August he treaded sees of turnips and spinach in the same way. Those trod in germinated at once and made an excellent crop, while those unpressed germinated feeble and were eventually nearly all burned out by a continuance of dry hot air, penetrating through the loose soil to the tender rootlets. A large portion of the blame often laid at the doors of nurserymen on account of selling dead trees he attributes to the neglect of growers to compact the soil about the roots.
TAKE OFF THE CHECK-REIN The following article, under the above caption, is from the pen of our esteemed correspondent, Peter F. Alpa, Esq., a prominent veterinary surgeon of Mobile, Ala.: “When the check-rein is drawn so as to derange the natural incline of the head, it causes a stiffness of the neck and a pressure of the cervical and dorsal vertebrae, changes the natural position of the windpipe, and interferes with free respiration. The neck being raise curves the vertebrae of the back, making it hollow, which has a tendency to draw the hind legs forward under the body, or to thrust the body backward upon them. This deprives him of the power of extending himself. Because, by changing the natural carriage of the horse, you cause a greatest demand upon his strength for the resistance against natural motion, and the action will be dwelling and slow. The shoulders being inclined out of position throws the support on the front legs, cramps the withers, which derides the free movement of each leg, and impairs the freedom and supeness (sic) of his front action; for, as the front legs is interfered with by over extension in the front, so does contraction of the suspensory and internal ligaments the flexor muscles and back tendons take place. This is the prolific cause of the knuckling over the pasterns and springing of the knees. Besides, as undue bearing is being brought on the lumbar vertebrae, serious strain is produced on the loins and rear parts, and a disordered state of these members is the consequence. Hence come lumbago, vertigo, spinal meningitis, and other diseases of the spine, to say nothing of the contracted heels, asvicular point disease and leg disorders. Moreover, the head being drawn up in a constrained position, not only the neck is stiffened, but the muscles of the eyes likewise retract, alter the focus of the sight, strain the optic nerve, and, as it were, force the eyes from their sockets and sometimes so distort them as to prevent the closing of the lids. In this manner the poor creature is sometimes left for hours exposed to the dazzling rays of the hot sun, the least consequence of which must be inflammation of the cornea and the lends itself. Do we wonder then at the number of weak-eyed, moon-eyed and blind horses? Only reflect, good Christians, for one moment what an instrument of torture we have invented, and what a sin we daily commit by this heart-reading punishment of our most submissive, faithful and noblest of servants.”
FARMING ON A LARGE SCALE The largest cultivated wheat farm on the globe is said to be the Grondia farm, no far from the town of Fargo, Dakota. It embraces some 40,000 acres, both government and railway land, and lies close to the Red River. Divided into four parts, it has dwellings, granaries, machine shops, elevators, stables for 200 horses, and room for storing 1,000,000 bushels of grain. Besides the wheat farm there is a stock farm of 20,000 acres. In seeding time sevety or eighty men are employed, and during harvest 250 to 300 men. Seeding begins about April 9, and continues through the month, and is done systematically, the machines following one another around the field, some four rods apart. Cutting begins about August 4, and ends the forepart of September, succeeded by the thrashing, with eight steam thrashers. After thrashing, the stubble ground is plowed with great plows drawn by three horses and cutting two furrows; and this goes on until the weather is cold enough to freeze, usually about November 1. There are many other large farms in the Territory and in the neighborhood, and they are tilled in much the same manner as the Grondin. The surface of the land generally is almost level and the soil rich and black. The product of one field of 2,315 acres is 57,285 bushels – elevator weight – some twenty-five bushels tot the acre. The average yield of the Dakota wheat farm is from twenty to twenty-five bushels per acre, and the concurrent testimony is that it is unequalled as a wheat region in the world.
HOUSEHOLD RECIPES ICED TEA – Make the teas in the same way, only without the milk. Some people pour hot tea on a lump of ice and think they have an excellent tea, but there is a great difference between the two.
TOMATO RELISH. – Twenty-five tomatoes (ripe and peeled), four onions, eight peppers (seeds taken out) and chopped fine with onions, eight cups of vinegar, four tablespoonfuls sugar, two of salt. Boil gently one hour.
ICED COFFEE – Make more coffee than usual at breakfast time and stronger. Add one-third as much hot milk as you have coffee, and set away. When cold, put into ice. Serve as dessert, with cracked ice in each tumbler.
TO COOK SALSIFY – Wash and scrape, then cut from the end slices ½ inch thick; put them in the kettle with water enough to cook, add a little salt; then when thoroughly done, season with one pint sweet cream, pepper and butter, do not drain before seasoning.
BLUEBERRY CAKE – One cup of milk, one of sugar, three cupfuls of flower (sic), two teaspoon of cream-tarter, a piece of butter the size of an egg, and two eggs. Beat them well together and add the blueberries having rolled them in a little flour first. This is very nice.
SPICED PLUMS – Take one pint of vinegar and add three pounds of sugar, one tablespoonful each of cloves, cinnamon and allspice; boil all together; have ready four quarts of plums; repeat the boiling of the liquor each day for nine days and each time while hot pour over the plums.
RASPBERRY VINEGAR – Put one quart of good vinegar over two quarts of berries; let them stand over night; strain and pour the juice over two more quarts of berries; stand over night; then strain again; let it come gently to a boil; then bottle for use in small necked bottles. One tablespoonful in a glass of ice water on a hot summer day is refreshing.
CHOW-CHOW – Take one peck of green tomatoes and eighteen small onions; slice both onions and tomatoes; add one-half pint white mustard seed, one-half ounce allspice, one-half ouce cloves (the spices whole); one-half dozen bell peppers (ripe) or a tablespoonful of cayenne, salt enough to season. Cover the whole with vinegar and boil two hours.
GREEN PEA SOUP – Boil until tender one pint of shelled peas in just enough water to cook them; remove from the fire and wash very fine; then mix thoroughly with two pints of milk, strain through a sieve and return to the fire. Season with butter, pepper and salt to suit the taste, and when it boils serve with crackers, the same as oyster soup. String beans can be prepared in the same manner.
BROWNED TOMATOES – Take large, round tomatoes and halve them; place them, the thin skin down, in a frying pan in which a small quantity of butter has been previously melted; sprinkle them with salt and pepper and dredge them well with flour; place the pan on a hot part of the fire and let them brown thoroughly; then stir them and let them brown again and so on until they are quite done. They lose their acidity and the flavor is superior to stewed tomatoes.
WHAT STANLEY IS DOING. From the Liverpool Post. We have received the following important particulars with respect to the movements of MR. H. M. STANLEY, the African explorer, from a correspondent whose sources of information are thoroughly trustworthy: “About nine months ago Mr. Stanley suddenly departed for the east coast of Africa. He afterward turned up at Zuzibar, in a chartered steamer, but no one could understand with that object the distinguished traveler had gone there, some supposing that he had gone for the purpose of ascending one or two small rivers. Now, advices have been received that Stanley sailed from Gibraltar for the west coast of Africa three weeks ago, having come through the Suez Canal in this chartered steamer, full of carriers. The object of his journey to the east coast is therefore now disclosed – namely to supply the great desideratum of carriers and no doubt he has all the men who accompanied him in his last journey through the heart of Africa. Having left Gibraltar three weeks ago, Stanley has now steamed down the west coast of Africa direct to the Congo, with intention of opening up the mighty river from the west coast. A steamer laden with goods has been dispatched from Antwerp within the last month, under the patronage of the king of the Belgians. This steamer, which will remain at the Congo till Mr. Stanley’s arrival, has on board two or three steam barges in sections, which confirms the supposition that it is Stanley’s intention to ascend the Congo, carrying these sections piecemeal round the Gallala Falls. We wish him all success. He is doing a great work for the opening up of commerce; and although the Belgians have taken the lead, we have no fear that our own English merchants will lag behind when the way has been opened up. This country is once more deeply indebted tot he king of the Belgians for the energy he has displayed in connection with such an important movement.”
OUR ARMY Our Army numbers but 25,000 men, yet according to the records of the bureau of military justice. It must do more fighting than the largest of continental forces. It appears that the records of court-martial arrive at the bureau at the rate of about forty in every week day, or at the rate of twelve thousand in a year. As respects our army, however, the warfare it wages is entirely internecine. No less than two hundred and twenty-five thousand of such records have been received by the bureau since 1865, and about three hundred thousand are on file in the office. Several large apartments are required as store-rooms for these documents.
SELF RESPECT Always remember no one can debase you but yourself. Slander, satire, falsehood, injustice – these can never rob you of your manhood. Men may lie about you they may denounce you, they may cherish suspicions manifold, they may make your failing the target of their wit or cruelty; never be alarmed – never swerve an inch from the line your judgement and conscience have marked our for you. They can not, by all their efforts, take away your knowledge of yourself, the purity of your nature. While these are left, you are in point of fact unharmed.
EASILY INCURRED, TERRIBLY OSTINATE is rheumatism. Even at the outset, the ordinary remedies are frequently powerless to cope with it. This is more particularly the case when a tendency to it is inherited. It should be combated before it becomes chronic. When the first twinges are felt, recourse should be had to Hostetter' Stomach Bitter, a depurent which expels from the blood those irritating principles which, contact, cause inflammation and pain in the muscles and joints. Poisonous medicines which are usually administered for this disease, but which, in a slight overdose, may terminate it by destroying life itself, should be avoided, and this safe and more effective medicine used instead. Those disorders of the bowels, stomach, and liver which frequently accompany rheumatic and gouty ailments are invariably removed by this excellent botanic corrective.
A HINT TO WORKINGMEN. The honest workingmen of the country, many of whom have large and increasing families to support have been the chief sufferers from the great financial pressure under which we have labored for the last few years. Diminished wages have not been attended by a corresponding diminution in price of every thing which the workingman needs. Rents, fuel, food and clothing are cheaper, but these do not constitute all his necessities. It is sometimes necessary for him to employ a lawyer or physician, yet the fee rates of physicians and lawyers are as high as they were in “flush” times. Yet cheap medicines are as necessary as cheap rents or fuel. Cheap medicines are not necessarily poor medicines. It must be obvious to every intelligent person that medicines, compounded and put up at wholesale, can be sold at much lower rates than when retailed from the doctor’s pill bags. Dr. Pierce’s Golden Medical Discovery and Pleasant Purgative Pellets have completely restored persons who have spent hundreds of dollars in vainly seeking relief from private practitioners, and all at a very slight expenditure.
Only one American Cabinet or Parlor Organ make has ever succeeded in bearing off the highest honors at any World’s exposition, where they came in competition with the best European makes, and this is the Mason & Hamlin Organ Co., who have taken first medal or highest honors at every such exhibition for twelve years, ending with the Paris exhibition this year, where they were awarded the highest gold medal.
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To develop healthy and harmonious action among the organs of secretion, digestion and evacuation, take Dr. Mott’s Vegetable Liver Pills, which healthfully stimulate the liver, give tone and regularity to the liver, counteract a tendency to costiveness and purify the blood. Their cathartic action is unaccompanied by griping and is never violent and abrupt, but gradual and natural. These pills are of the greatest assistance in overcoming scrofulous tumors and eruptive maladies. All druggists sell it.
The cordial reception that Dr. F. Wilhoft’s Anti-Periodic or Fever and Ague Tonic has received at the hands of the medical profession in Louisiana certainly proves that it is an excellent remedy, and that the composition of it, as published by its proprietors, Wheelock, Finlay & Co, of New Orleans, is indorsed by them. Against chills and fever, dumb chills and enlarged spleen, there is not better remedy in the world. For sale by all druggists.
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Lay the Axe to the Root if you would destroy the cankering worm. For any external pain, sore, wound or lameness of man or beast, use only Mexican Mustang Liniment. It penetrates all muscle and flesh to the very bone, expelling all inflammation, soreness and pain, and healing the disease part as no other liniment ever did or can. So saith the experience of two generations of sufferers, and so will you say when you have tried the “Mustang”
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The Rising Sun Stove Polish. For Beauty of Polish, saving labor, cleanliness, durability and cheapness, unequaled. McRae’s Bros., Proprietors, Canton, Mass.
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Tarrant’s Seltzet Aperient. There are probably a majority of the human race suffering from kidney complaints. They show themselves in almost protean shapes, but always to the injury of the patient. They cause indescribable agony. The experience of thirty years show that the best remedy for this class of diseases is Tarrenat’ Seltzer Aperient. Its properties are diuretic, which are specially adapted for such cures. Sold by all druggists.
Pond’s Extract subdues inflammation, acute or chronic controls all hemorrhages, venous and mucous. Invaluable for sprains, burns scalds, bruises, soreness, rheumatism, boils, ulcers, old sores, toothache, headache, sore throat, asthma, hoarseness, neuralgia, catarrh, &c. Physician of all schools use and recommend Pond’s Extract. No family should be without it, as it is convenient, safe and reliable. Invaluable as a pain destroyer and subduer of all inflammatory diseases and hemorrhages. Farmers stock breeders and livery me should always have it. Leading livery and street car stables in New York and elsewhere always use it. Sprains, harness and saddle chaffing, cuts, scratches, swellings, stiffness, bleeding. &c are all controlled and cured by it. Our special preparation, veterinary extract, is sold at the low price of $3.50 per gallon, package extra. Prices pond’s extract and specialties, Pond’s extract, 50 c, $1.00 and $1.75. Catarrh Cure 75c. Ointment 50c, plaster 25c, inhaler (glass 50c) $1, Nasal syringe, 25c, Medicated pap’r 25c Any of the above preparations sent free of charges in lots of $5.00 worth, on receipt of money or P. O. order. Caution – Pond’s Extract is sold only in bottles, enclosed in buff wrappers, with the words, ‘Pond’s extract’ blown in the glass. It is never sold in bulk. No one can sell it except in our won bottles as above described. Send for our new pamphlet to Pond’s Extract Comp’y. 18 Murray Street, New York
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$777 a year and expenses to agents. Outfit free Address P. O. Vickery, Augusta, Me.
Cure for Tender Feet, Undue Perspiration, chafing, and soft corns. By mail, 25 cts., Chas. Mitzenius, POB 526, NYC
Pocket Dictionary, 30,000 words and Dr. Foote’ Health Monthly, one year, 50 c Murray Hill Publ. Co., 129 E. 28th St. N. Y.
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Young men learn telegraphy and earn $40 to $100 a month. Every graduate guaranteed a paying situation. Address R. Valentine, Man Janesville, Wis.
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Big pay with stencil outfirs. What costs 4 cents sells rapidly for 50 cts. Catalogue free. S. M. Spencer, 112 Wash’n St. Boston, Mass.
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Kidder’s Pastilles. Sure relief. Asthma. Price 40 cents by mail. Stowell & Co., Charlestown, Mass.
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Ridge’s Food for Infants and Invalids. Mother’s and Nurses! Send for a pamphlet on Ridge’s Food, giving your address in full, to Woolrich & Co., sole manufacturers for America..
Moller’s Norwegian Cod Liver Oil is perfectly pure. Pronounced the best by ----the medical authorities in the world. Given the----- award at 12 world’s expositon, and at ----Sold by druggists. W. H. Schleffelin & C-----
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Warner Bro’s Corsets received the highest medal at the recent Paris exposition over all American competitors. The flexible hip corset (120 bones) is warranted not to break down over the hips. Price $1.35. The improved health corset is made with the Tampico Bust, which is soft and flexible and contains no bones. Price by mail, $1.50. For sale by all leading merchants. Warner Bros., 351 Broadway, N. Y.
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Agents wanted for the Pictorial History of the World. It contains 672 fine historical engravings and 1260 large double-column pages, and is the most complete history of the world ever published. It sales at sight. Send for specimen pages and extra terms to agents, and see why it sells faster than any other book. Address. National Publishing Co., St. Louis, M
Mason & Hamlin Cabinet Organs. Demonstrated best by highest honors at all world’s expositions for twelve years viz: at Paris 1867; Vienna, 1873; Santiago 1875; Philadelphia 1876; Paris 1878; and Grand Swedish Gold Medal 1878. Only American Organs are awarded highest honors at any such. sold for cash or installments. Illustrated Catalogues and circulars with new styles and prices, sent free. Mason & Hamlin Organ Co., Boston, New York, or Chicago. Teas! Ahead all the time. The very best goods direct from the importers at half the usual cost. Best plan ever offered to Club Agents and large buyers. All express charges paid. New terms free. The Great American Tea Company. 21 and 33 Vesey Street, New York. PO Box 4235.
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Relief is felt at once after using Hunt’s Remedy Bright’s Disease, kidney, bladder and Urinary Diseases, diabetes, gravel and dropsy are cured by hunt’s remedy. Pains in the back, side or loins. Disturbed sleep, loss of appetite, general debility and all disease of the kidneys, bladder and urinary organs are cured by Hunt’s remedy. Physicians prescribe Hunt’s remedy. Send for pamphlet to Wm. E. Clark, Providence, R. I.
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