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Vernon Clipper 28 Nov 1879

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SLEEP OF YEARS – John Vance Cheney, in SCRIBNER for October

No green that greets the early Spring When first her presence quickens there, Grows as the crown her maidens bring When Autumn binds her yellow hair.

No bird may build its sheltered nest In bough with gladdening verdure grown; But silence dwells, a sweeter guest, When leaves are gone and broods have flown.

No light e’er lay in loved one’s eye, Or passion on the lover’s tongue, As tenderly as thought will lie The dimmed memories among.

No smiles that rising morn may wear, Are blest as shades when evening nears. No wakefulness, however fair, As beautiful as sleep of years.

A PRAYER – from The Chicago Tribune

Beneath affliction’s somber cloud, With ev’ry sense in anguish bowed, My stricken soul in dust doth lie; My God! Oh, hear my cry!

Thou Who didst weep at Laz’rus tomb Thou Whose dread eye can pierce the gloom, Of night and death – pass me not by: My God! O hear my cry!

Make me to feel what gracious power Hath compassed me from hour to hour; It doth with blessing shield me still Shall I refuse the ill?

Shall I forget Thine hallowed ear Is ever bending, list’ning near? That Thou in pity’ing tenderness The mourning heart wilt bless?

Shall I forget the cup of woe Which Thou didst drink while here below Drink to the dregs – and murmur not Against Thy bitter lot?

The, Thou didst die my soul to save; Such mighty love illumes the grave The path to Three – with heavenly light O strengthen Thou my sight.

And let me lean upon that love; Direct my thoughts from earth above To where, ‘midst anthems’ ceaseless swell Our loved One e’er shall dwell.

Secure forever from the ill That we on earth must battle still; How can we mourn when such may be Our portion, Lord, with Thee?

KILL OR CURE “The Major is a capital fellow, Doctor,” I said, as we sauntered out to smoke our cigars in the garden, after an early dinner “and what a charming wife he has!” “You admire Mrs. Layton?” “Admire her! If she were not a wife, I should fall head over heels in love with her. I have seen fairer faces, but for pretty, delicate womanly ways I never met her equal.” “You couldn’t understand a man’s thirsting for her blood!” “Good gracious! A wretch who could touch one of her golden hairs roughly deserves to be crucified.” “And yet for many days she was in deadly peril of her life, and if you were to guess till this day out you would not find the cause,” said my friend. “Let us sit here, and I will explain. It’s no secret: I wonder the Major has not told you.” * * * “During the war,” began the Doctor, “I served in the army, in the same regiment with an old schoolmate. He was as fine a soldier as ever drew a sword. One day he was wounded. A ball had entered his shoulder. That was all we could tell, for there was no other orifice; but whether it had passed up or down, or taken some course round about, such as balls will take, we know not, and no probing could find out. Well, he recovered, and for nearly three years I lost sight of him. When the war was over, and I had begun to practice as a physician in New York, I met him again. But how changed! He was a living skeleton, and I saw in a moment that he had become habituated to opium. He asked me if he might call on me at my office, and of course I asserted; but it was three days before he came, and I confess the condition my poor friend frightened me. There was an expression in his eye that I had never seen in any sane being. And what made this worse was the calmness with which he spoke. He told me that soon after he recovered from his wound, he began to suffer from pains in his head, which increased in severity till they became so agonizing that he had recourse to opiates to alleviate them. “They leave you very weak?” I suggested. “They leave me,” he replied, quite calmly, “with a burning, all but unconquerable desire to take human life.” “I am not a nervous man, but I started, and looked around me for some weapon of defense. ‘Don’t be afraid,’ he continued, with a sad smile, ‘the fit is not on me now. I should not have come if it had been. I can conquer my madness now. The question is how long I can continue to do so. I feel that it is growing upon me. I feel my power of resistance becoming weaker and weaker – the craving for blood getting stronger and stronger. I have brought wretched curs out of the street, and killed them in my frenzy, in the hope to exhaust it on them. It is no use, I must have human life.’ “Any human life?” I inquired, “or someone in particular?” “Why do you ask this, Doctor?” “No matter: Go on.” “Sometimes,’ he resumed, ‘it seems that my life would do; and sometimes – Doctor, four days before I saw you I met, upon a New Jersey ferry-boat, a young girl. So pretty, so refined and nice! I followed her home – she went in, and soon came out into her little garden, and tended her flowers – poor child! Doctor, if I had had a pistol with me I should have shot her. You may smile; but some day I shall take a pistol on purpose, and shoot her.’ “Then,’ said I, ’the only thing you can do is to enter an asylum” “If I were to go to a madhouse I should sooner or later murder my keeper, and go straight for that innocent girl.” “Then leave the country.” “Well that would save her, but, if I don’t kill her, I shall kill some one else.” “My dear fellow,” I replied, “these fancies are curable. Put yourself under skilled medical treatment.” “Medical treatment! I have consulted every practitioner of note here and in Europe. All have failed. Doctors are no use to me.” “Then why have you come here?” “To ask your advice, and to ask you one question as a friend, and I pray you to give me a plain yes or no.” “Go on.” “Feeling as I feel, shall I be justified before God in taking my own life? Will it be deadly sin for me to do for myself what I would do to a mad dog?” “I started up and told him that I would not then answer him – that it was not fair to ask me to take such a responsibility. ‘Give me till tomorrow to think it out,” I said. “Tomorrow may be too late,” he replied. “The fit may come upon me tonight, for all I know.” “Come home with me; I am not afraid. You won’t hurt me,” I said. “I would try very hard not to do so – but I can not trust myself. Don’t you trust me.” “I will trust you. You are not armed, I suppose?” “No, not now.” We went home together. I led him to talk of our old soldiering days, and gradually got him back to his wound. I made him describe the first sensations of pain in his head, and repeat all that his different medical advisers had said. I carefully examined his head. At last I felt a faint twitching about two inches above the left ear. It might be merely nervous, but it might be caused by the ball. “I then set to work, and thought the whole case over steadily.” ”After a long and careful consideration I came to the following conclusions: “He is not laboring under suicidal mania.” “His impulse is real, and will have fatal results.” “Confinement in an asylum would have no curative effect.” “The next morning I addressed him thus: “Before I answered you as to whether you would be justified before God, under the impulse you have told me of, in taking your own life to save that of another, you must answer me several questions.” “Go on,” he said. “When you consulted those doctors did you tell them all that you have told me?” “No, I did not date. I said that I had horrible thoughts and cravings, but without entering into details as to what they were.” “Did they ever speak of searching for that ball?” “Yes, they said it might be the cause of my sufferings, but that no one would take the responsibility of searching for it – so to speak – in the dark.” “They were right – the operation might kill you, and the ball be not found after all.” “He looked up, and the dull dejected look that had become habitual passed from his face.” “And even if it were found,” I went on, ‘its extraction might cause your death all the same. Still it would give you a chance – just a chance of more than life. And submitting to such an operation – almost hopeless though it be – would not be quite suicide.” “He fell on his knees and sobbed life a child. ‘You’ll do it?” he cried, ‘God Almighty bless you! You’ll do it” * * * * * * * * “Well,” said my friend, lighting a fresh cigar, “to make my story short, I did it, with the assistance of a young surgeon whose nerve I could trust. We found the ball near where I had suspected it to be. It was just a case of touch and go. Had my knife wavered twice the breadth of its own edge – had the assistant been unsteady with the forceps – it would have been fatal. I don’t want to appear vain of my success, so I’ll say no more than this – he recovered.” “And hasn’t killed any body?” “No, and doesn’t want to.” “By Jove! I wouldn’t be too sure of that. And so the girl he wanted to murder married the Major?” “She did.” “Then if I were her husband I’d take precious good care that your interesting patient didn’t come into the same state with her.” “My dear fellow, if you were her husband you’d do exactly as her husband does.” “Does he know?” “Yes” “And doesn’t care?” “Not a bit.” “Then he’s a brute.” “You’d better tell him so – here he comes.” “Does she know?” “She does.” “And she’s not afraid?” “No” “One other question. Does your patient still live in this country?” “He does” “In what state.” “This state” “Near here?” “Very near.” “Then, with all possible deference for our friend, the Major, I think he is very foolish. Were I in his place I should say, ‘My good isr, I admit that the ball from which you suffered so long can not get back into your brains, but I am by no means sure that the ideas it engendered may not return. At any rate, your presence near my wife is likely to make her nervous, and I appeal to you as a gentleman to locate yourself in some other part of the country.” “Very neatly put,” said the Doctor, “but our friend does not think of committing suicide now.” “Mercy, Doctor!” I cried, “you don’t mean to say that the man who wanted to murder the Major’s wife is - - is ---“ “The Major himself. Yes, sir.”

A LONG-LOST SON RECOVERED One of the happiest mothers in the City of Davenport is Mrs. Leonard Rice, 1035 Arlington Avenue, who is about to take an ocean journey and visit a long-lost son. When she was living in Boston, 13 years ago, a widow, her eldest child, a bright and beautiful boy of 9 years, was stolen from her – enticed away by two men as he was playing n the street one day. Her life was one of great distress of mind for years after, but at last she gave him up as dead, and after marriage to her present excellent husband came to Davenport. And about a year ago she heard from her lost boy, gaining her first information through and advertisement in the New York Herald. A correspondence resulted, by which the identity of each to the other was fully established. He was taken from Boston to England by the scoundrels who stole him. They were circus men, and immediately put him in training for the arena, and thus became very accomplished as a boy rider and acrobat. As he passed into his teens he was so fair in face and form that he was dressed in female garb, and became celebrated in Great Britain as “the great female equestrienne and gymnast.” He tells his mother that he was treated cruelly, his trainers having secured regular apprentice indentures from the men who stole him. When he became 21 years of age her was free, and he went into business on his own account. He married, and has one child. He has sent for hi smother, and she leaves next Monday for the City of London, where her son resides. He has sent her photographs of himself as he appears as “the dashing and beautiful Lulu, equestrienne, gymnast and trapezist,” and as he is when in his plain manhood. He is doing well – is quite well off already, but desires most of all things to see his mother. – [Davenport (Iowa) Democrat.

A REMARKABLE FAMILY Mrs. Betsy Abercombie, who died recently in Laurens County, S. C., was one of the very few who could say, on a given occasion, “Rise, daughter, go to thy daughter and tell her that her daughter hath a daughter.” Mrs. Abercombie’s daughter Sallie is a widow. Sallie’s daughter is also a widow with a grown daughter, making “four generations and three widows who lived in the same house. The two old ladies were not able to do any thing. The two young ladies did all the field work, plowing and hoeing the crops. They have made good crops and supported themselves since the war by their own labor without the assistance of any male labor.” – [Charleston News and Courier]

RATTLESNAKES IN ARIZONA – TOM EWING’S ADVENTURE WITH A MONSTER – BLOWING OFF A SERPENT’S HEAD AND SAVING A LIFE [Letter to the New York Sun] Marecopa Wells, Sept. 18 In traveling through Arizona one is bound to see snakes in his boots. I don’t mean whisky snakes, but real snakes. Not that Arizona whisky is lacking in serpent-evoking potency. I took four drinks one evening in June, after a long and tiresome day in the saddle, and saw a Chinaman poking a 100-foot rattlesnake at me all night. Imagine if you can what a genuine case of tremens must be with Arizona whisky for a foundation! Rattlesnakes are plenty in Arizona. They reach their greatest age here, and are more savage than elsewhere. The Arizona rattlesnake is ripe for a fight as soon as he espies anything in the shape of a man. Not rattling and then sneaking off, like his namesake in some of the colder latitudes, but with head erect and eyes blazing fury and defiance, he coils and springs at his enemy. These Arizona snakes are especially fierce when met in the road, never yielding the right of way until they are killed. They vary in color. One sort is almost black, with yellow spots from head to tail; another is a tawny yellow; and still another is the color of the country rock. Fron June to September the thermometer of the plains averages from 110 to 120 degrees through the day, and often as high as 115 degrees at night. Snakes do not move much through the day, preferring to ensconce themselves under the friendly shad of a projecting rock or an occasional bit of sage brush, and await the going down of the sun,. Then they come out and stretch themselves in the cool dust of the highways. This is a very dangerous country for travelers at night. Horses are frequently bitten on the legs, and die in agony. Their lives are sometimes save, but not often. There is no end of rattlesnake stories extant in Arizona. Some of them are true. A few weeks ago I saw a Mexican of 30 years residence in Arizona. My notice was attracted to him by a large lump or bag of flesh hanging from his face. I inquired about it. He had been captured by a lot of Apache Indians when a child. They fancied him for his beauty and his well-knit frame, and desired to keep him in the tribe, having previously put it out of his power to return home by massacring his parents and burning the house. So they took him into the mountains, where there was no danger of pursuit. There they caused a rattlesnake to bite him on the left check. They permitted the poison to take effect to a certain extent. Then they applied an antidote and saved his life. But he has ever since carried about his unsightly reminder of his strange experience. Nowadays the Apaches are safely corralled on Government reservations, and the rattlesnake is left to his own playful fancies. They generally know if anyone is around, and make their own presence known. In some parts of the Territory they are so fierce that they will attack a man on horseback if he comes within striking distance. Tom Ewing of San Francisco, who erected several quartz mills in Arizona, was driving along one day when his progress was barred at an abrupt turn by a monster rattlesnake. His horse became panic stricken, and as he was unarmed he was forced to turn around and seek assistance at the nearest station. Several men came out with shotguns, and after a fight, which cane near proving fatal to one of them, the venomous reptile was killed. It stretched clear across the road, a distance of 14 feet three inches. judging from the number of rattles, his age could not have been less than 42 years. I do not vouch for this story, but there are men in Arizona who claims to have seen the same snake after he was killed. It is one of the traditions of the Territory. Snakes from five to eight feet in length are not at all uncommon. I was riding along through Salt River Valley, at the close of a terribly hot day in July, when I came upon an oasis in the wilderness, the home of a settler named Marks. It had been so hot all day that no work could be done out of doors, and it was only a few minutes before my appearance that an Indian boy in Mark’s employ had gone to the upper end of a small vegetable garden to do some necessary chores. He had been there but a moment when he cried out in alarm in the Indian tongue. “A snake! A snake!” and jumped upon a shelving rock hard by. Marks grabbed his shotgun and ran through the garden just in time to see an immense rattlesnake preparing to strike the boy. He jumped to one side and fired, blowing the snake’s head off and saving the boy’s like. This snake measured nine feet and one inch, and was as big as a man’s leg.

THE REASON we can not have an honest horse race is because we haven’t an honest human race.

WINTER CARE OF HOUSE PLANTS As the cold season approaches, ladies living in the country, and dependent on the burning of wood fires to heat their houses, are always greatly troubled as to the probable fate of their “houseplants.” It is known to many – though I find the knowledge is not universal – that most species of geraniums, pelargoniums, etc., that have any wood on them, are readily kept over winter by pulling them out of the earth by the roots and hanging them up in a dry, airy cellar, that will not freeze. To keep any houseplant in the cellar over winter successfully, the cellar must be dry (if damp your roots will rot), airy, and, if possible, light. Under these conditions almost any healthy plant may be kept over winter, and in most cases will actually grown, and have even been known to bloom, though I do not think this latter desirable, as it exhausts the vitality of the plant. And right here let me observe that all plants, even those that are in pots or boxes, will keep the better for being suspended in some manner, or raised from the ground (a swing-shelf suspended from the ceiling is good for this purpose), so as to get plenty of air. Above all things be sure that your plants are free from vermin ere you store them, or the plants, not having the stimulating influence of sunlight, will soon be destroyed by them; for no difference how low the temperature, the insects will live where the plant can. A few thorough drenchings of the stems and leaves with a suds made form whale-oil soap, which may be procured for a few cents at any druggists will effectually destroy all kinds of plant lice. This soap has a very unpleasant odor, and is best applied by means of an atomizer, but lacking this, a toy sprinkler is the best substitute. To many who have choice varieties of petunias it may not be known that either the single or double varieties are readily propagated from cuttings, and may be quite as easily kept through the winter as other plants; and few plants are better adapted for showy hanging baskets than the petunia, as it is a constant bloomer, and will bear a great deal of neglect or careless treatment. Geraniums for winter blooming should be started from the seed early the preceding spring , or from cuttings planted the latter part of August. Apropos of cuttings, a new way that seems to meet favor, from those who have tried it, is to snap the cutting nearly off, leaving it cling to the parent stem by a small piece of the bark. This will supply it with sufficient nourishment, and at the end of ten or fifteen days a callus will have formed at the point of fracture. It may now be planted in good earth, and will immediately take root if given plenty of light and watered sparingly. Too much water soon causes young geraniums to rot. By far the finest geraniums for any purpose are those started form seed. The experiment, to those who have not already tried it, is an easy one, and very fine new varieties are occasionally obtained in this way. The seeds, sown in shallow boxes in a sunny window early in March, and watered with warm water, will usually sprout inside of from ten days to two weeks, and when two inches high should be picked out into small pots, and these exchanged for still larger ones as the plants increase in six. That geranium seeds have great vitality is proven by the fact that they will sometimes lie dormant for months, through every vicissitude of temperature and neglect, and finally grow. Watering with warm water, occasionally adding a few drops of aqua ammonia, in the proportion of five drops to a quart of water, is said to have a beneficial effect on faded or sickly plants, and small pieces of gum camphor pressed into the earth around the roots is said to destroy not only earth-worms of all kinds, but to stimulate the plants to great luxuriance of growth. – [Demorest’s Monthly]

(THIS ARTICLE IS TORN) DURING THE YEAR 1878 we imported 6,053,649 dozen of eggs, valued at $726,037. Nearly all of these eggs came from the British provinces, that feed ----on this country. It is certain that ----country can produce the eggs re----for consumption, and it seems-----very poor policy to expend near----lion dollars annually for article ----be produced at home. The ----quired to keep a hundred----small that almost any person----in the poultry business.----vention of the egg carrie----tation of eggs has been---and safe. eggs are---cheaply as small fruit----ported long distance---degree of safe---The States west---their way to---there is no---sent to London.


Professor: What is the fundamental condition of existence? Student: Time. Professor: How do you explain that? Student: Very easily. How can a person exist if he hasn’t the time for it?

We don’t feel certain as to which letter of the alphabet is the fastest, but we have seen a de-canter. [Boston Post]. Did you never see Aaron? [N. Y. Evening Post.] Yes, and elope. – [American Punch]

It takes 12 years to go through all the grades and graduate from the Detroit High School, and the pupil is then ready to begin learning some of that “horse sense” which has carried business men to success. – [Free Press]

A little girl, passing the Washington statute lately, asked a lady with her if Washington was buried there. “No,” said the lady, “Where is he buried?” said the little girl. “I don’t’ know,” said the lady. “Then I guess you don’t’ ready your Bible much” said little innocence. – [Newburyport Herald]

Now comes Johnny in from school with, “I’ve got to have a new slate and a pencil, and a sponge, and a second reader, and teacher wants me to study geography, and I’ll have to have an atlas, and the new boy got a licking, and, say ma, won’t you ask pa to buy the books this noon because I’m in a hurry, and all the rest of the boys have got their’n” – [New Haven Register]

The round yellow pumpkin that the housewife has in her eye for a nice batch of inch and a half deep pies, with under crust as brown as a berry, doesn’t always show up when cooking day comes round; but down behind the garden gate at the first approach of darkness she can see a fiendish face all aglow with fire. That’s her favorite pumpkin, and the only wax-candle she had is inside of it. – [New Haven Register]

They were courting: “What makes the stars so dim tonight?” she said, softly. “Your eyes are so much brighter,” he whispered, pressing her little hand. They are married now. “I wonder how many telegraph poles it would take to reach from here to the stars,” she remarked musingly. “One, if it was long enough,” he growled. “Why don’t you talk common sense?” – [Rockland Courier]

Now knock the nuts from off the tree And stow them in the barn, And shear the chickens and the geese, And spin your winter’s yarn. Dig up your outside windows soon And train them to the wall; Put on the rubber moldings, too, And the storm door withal. Your cellar floor with coal now dress, And sharpen up your ax. Your name get on the voting list, And promptly pay your tax. And when the winter’s storms shall rage, And snow and hail shall come, Just spend your evenings with your wife And family at home. – [Boston Transcript]

WHEN DOES THE DAY BEGIN As a matter of fact the day begins all round the world, not at the same instant of time, but just as the sun visits successive portions of the earth in his journey from eat to est. But the traveler who crosses the Pacific Ocean can give another answer to the above question, and that is that one the 180th degree of longitude, one-half of the circumference of the globe – starting from Greenwich east or west – there is an arbitrary change or dropping of a day, and that at this point, if anywhere, the day may be said to begin. It was with strange feelings that the writer, crossing the pacific, having gone to bed on Saturday night leaving everything pertaining to the almanac in a satisfactory condition, awoke on Monday Morning! Sunday had completely dropped…..(REST OF ARTICLE TORN OFF)


THE VERNON CLIPPER ALEXANDER COBB, Editor and Proprietor ALEX. A. WALL, Publisher $1.50 per annum FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 1879

FALL RIVER SLAVES Massachusetts is one of the strictly Republican States. It is the home of the Puritans, and the woman’s rights shriekers and – Ben Butler. Its people pride themselves on their better-than-you piousness. They run much to philanthropy and good works, and do not forget, in the meantime, to keep an eye on the misdeeds of their fellow mortals. Before the late war they suffered much in their tender feelings on account of slavery. The man and brother in chains, hunted by blood-hounds, whipped and maimed and otherwise maltreated by cruel taskmasters, was one of the strong points in their politics and religion. Even since the war they have not been disposed to let up on us. They still accuse us of cruelty and unfairness, political end otherwise, towards our former slaves, and appear to think we have improved but little in this respect. Who would think such a people could be guilty of harsh treatment towards their own blood? The following, from the Boston Herald, tells a sad tale on this subject – [Mont. Adv Life among the Fall River Mill operatives is a round of drudgery. They live in crowded and often cheerless tenements, although the common laws of health are not generally disregarded, and some of the homes are beautified with pictures, carpets, and flowers. Men, women, and children work together in the mines, and the home is little more than a lodging in most cases. The wives and mothers are bound to a perpetual slavery. They work as hard as anybody in the mill, and, when the mill day is over, their duties become terribly onerous. Upon reaching home supper is to be swallowed, and then, while the rest of the family find rest or recreation, all there is of housekeeping is performed by the wife, occasionally assisted by her children, if they are old enough. There will be no time the next morning for cooking breakfast, and it must be looked out for over night. Dinner is to be taken to the mill, and its substantial materials must be cooked during the evening. While the kettle is bubbling, or the frying pan sizzling, or the oven baking, or all together are sending out their heats, the washing of the bed and personal clothing for the household may be performed, the old man’s trousers mended, or the children’s clothes made or repaired. If one of the brood is sick it may also receive attention at the same time. The wife and mother toils thus for her family, living a life the life of which no Southern slave ever dreamed about. Intemperance too commonly adds its sorrows to the rest. (REST OF ARTICLE IS TORN)


Tuskaloosa Clarion: ZACH JONES has been watchman at the insane hospital in Tuskaloosa for eight years and six months, and during that time has walked 40,236 miles on his regular rounds, or 15 miles every night. He says he will try the champion O’Leary on a 10,000 mile walk, if he will come down this way.

Birmingham Independent: BEN JOHNSON, a colored man, was killed near McCalla Wednesday night. He had taken a wagon a short distance from where he was living, and returning home it is supposed that the mule he was riding scared and threw him, his feet hitching in the gears. A gentleman heard a loose animal at his lot, went out, and found the mule standing there with the negro swinging from the gears, dead.

Troy Enquirer: MR. JOHN BLAIR, of this county, assures us that kerosene oil is an excellent remedy for blind staggers in hogs, and that he has tried it in several cases with infallible success. The kerosene should be poured into the ears, mouth, and nostrils – about a tablespoonful – and also saturate the head with the oil. He has also used it successfully as a preventive of cholera among hogs. It should be placed in the slops or other food given them. Give a teaspoonful, at each feeding to each hog. He also believes kerosene would cure blind staggers in horses, but has never tried it. This is a simple remedy and is certainly worthy of a thorough test.

Opelika Times: On last Thursday night about half past one o’clock the alarm of fire was sounded by policemen BLACK and BROWNING. The answer to the enquiry as to the location of the fire was “at the court house.” From the manner in which the fire was burning , when found, it was evidently the work of an assassin. The county officials should offer a reward for the apprehension of the party or parties.

Jacksonville Republican: Wednesday night about ten o’clock, DR. W. W. HARRISON was roused by cries proceeding from the room of MR. LEDBETTER, a cousin who is boarding with him. The Dr. seized his pistol and rushed out into the hall in time to see three burglars making from the building. After requesting them to halt, which they heeded not, he opened up his artillery on the retreating sneaks. The fifth that the fired took effect somewhere for one of them fell to the ground crying “My God Doctor.” The next morning a pool of blood, and a ham which had been filched from the Dr.’s pantry were the only traces left to remind one of the occurrence.

Also: One day last week as Mess. HANEY and PETERSON, of Maddox’ Beat in this county, were starting down Lookout Mountain in DeKalb, their horse became frightened and unmanageable. Getting loose from them he rushed down the mountain, falling down a precipice several hundred feet killing himself and not leaving a piece of the buggy that could be recognized except the shafts. But for the precaution these gentlemen took, of getting out of the buggy before commencing their decent they doubtless would have been seriously hurt if not indeed killed.

(ARTICLE TORN) CADET T. H. UNDERWOOD having re----, I have been invited by the Secretary of War to nominate a candidate for appointment as cadet to the U. S. Military Academy. A competitive examination, which all applicants---undergo, will be held at Tuskaloosa----the 19th day of December-----applicant must possess----qualifications: He must----ages of 17 and 22----at least 5 feet in height, ----infectious or immor----generally from any---or infirmity which----unfit for military----well versed in ----cluding orthog----English gram-----phy, and in---tates. He---actual bona-dife resident of this congressional district. Board of examination: Prof. YANCY, PROF. HILL and DR. JAMES T. SEARCY.

MR. JOHN D. MILLER KILLED From the Jasper Mountain Eagle Early last Thursday (13 inst) morning news reached here , that on the evening before, young MR. JAMES KING had shot and killed MR. JOHN MILLER. Both are well known in this and adjoining counties. An inquest was held on Thursday, but as we have not an official report of the same, we will give a brief account of the affair as we heard it related by one who was present. Of course it is not given as evidence, one way or the other, and a rigid examination of the case may reveal such facts as to materially change the legal aspects. It seems that Wednesday was the day set for the sale of some property by the Constable of Holly Grove Beat, to satisfy a claim in the hands of Mr. King. Mr. Miller was interested in some of the property, and he too attended the sale. The day passed off quietly, and toward sun down Mr. King started to go home, when some one called him back to arrange some business. While he was in the house, Mr. Miller held hold his (own)horse'’ bridle, tapping him in the flank and causing him to prance around him. The horse had gone around him two or three times, when Mr. STACKS caught the horse by the tail and held him. Just as Mr. Stacks turned the horse’s tail loose, Mr. King came by in a fast walk again starting home, when Mr. Miller’s horse gave another quick turn, and came very near striking him. Then Mr. King said, “Well by G-d, don’t run over a fellow!” or something to that effect. Mr. Miller replied: “Well, get out of the way, by G-d, if you don’t want to get run over!” King said: “Well, if I do get tun over somebody will get hurt in the time of it.” Whereupon Miller caught King by the ears and hair, and being much the stoutest, crushed King to the ground, and in an instance King drew his pistol, placed it up to Miller’s breast and fired, the ball passing through the lower end of the heart, came out behind, and he gave one long breath and expired. King immediately got on his horse and went home, not taking time to get his cap, and told what was done. He then left home and has not been seen since. Mr. Miller was buried on Friday. It is a very unfortunate affair, though no one has expressed surprise at the occurrence – not that it was any premeditated act, at all, but knowing that animosity existed between them and the disposition of each of them, some fatal result was naturally expected, if they ever came in contact with each other. We only say what is well known to our citizens, for we do not wish to bias the opinions of any, one way or the other. Both of the young men were kind-hearted and liberal friends to us, and we not less deeply regret the event than all the community in common.

FEDERAL COURT – COMMEDABLE ORDERS OF HON. W. B. WOOD JUDGE BRUCE went to Montgomery to open the Federal Court there on November 3rd, and JUDGE WOOD presided, alone, in the Federal Court here last week, and adjourned the court on Saturday last. “Honor to whom honor is due,” is our motto, whether the person to whom honor is to be accorded is our personal or political friend or foe. It is due to Judge Wood to say that his judicial ability, spirit of Justice, dignity and urbanity exhibited here, have elicited general commendation from members of the bar and other citizens. Two of his orders have occasional special discussion, and the commendation of those who are inspired by principles of right and justice, and regard for constitutional and statutory law. One of these orders was to require the juries of the next term of the Federal Courts to be drawn in his presence, in open court – the marshal drawing the names, one by one, from a box, handing them to the commissioners, for inspection, and if approved, a clerk recorded the name as a juror for the next term. If the original list was honestly and judiciously prepared, this mode of drawing is likely to secure good juries and to prevent fraud and partisanship in the selection. The other order, probably, burst like a bombshell in the camp of commissioners and revenue agents. Many revenue cases, brought before the court, have developed the fact that commissioners are in the habit of issuing blank affidavits to agents and deputy marshals, to be filled up with the names of such parties as the agent or deputy marshal might, with his facile conscience, be able to charge, on his own oath, with violation of the law, as he had reason to believe. On such warrants many innocent persons have been arrested, and subjected to great expense, injustice and oppression, and the commissioners, agents, and marshals have reaped a large harvest of unlawful and iniquitous fees. Judge Woods read an able opinion setting forth these facts, and denounced such proceedings as contrary to the U. S. Constitution, which declares that “no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.” He concluded with an order that no Commissioner shall issue any warrant of search, seizure or arrest, unless a witness shall first appear before said commissioner and make the proper affidavit. If that order shall be obeyed, it will be likely to put a stop to the bull dozing, blackmailing, extortion and oppression, whereby official cormorants have been enabled to fleece innocent people, and to fatten on their ill-gotten gains. All honor to the Judge who, in these degenerate days, has the manhood and non partisan spirit of Justice to put a stop to such illegal proceedings! “We copy the above from the Huntsville Democrat with much pleasure, and we should be very glad to have the same orders made her.” – [Mont. Adv.]

SENATOR HAYNARD AND THE PRESIDENCY From an Interview in the New York World “Senator, suppose you were called upon to permit the use of your name as a candidate before the next National Convention, what should you say?” “What I said when the question was put to me previous to the last convention. I said then to my friends, “It is all important to carry New York in this campaign. If you believe that I can carry the state of New York more certainly than any other who may be named, you may use my name, of course, but it is your duty to go for the man who is in you judgement, strongest in the state” that, added the Senator, “is my position today. The convention of 1876 chose Mr. Tilden, despite all the prejudges against him, did carry the state of New York and was elected President of the Untied States. At the next convention, if my friends should think that with me they are more likely to achieve success than with any other man, I ought not to refuse, and will not refuse to be a candidate. I have never sough office, and never shall; neither have I affected to decline office. I have never spent any money to obtain office. I never shall. I think I may say without vanity that I have the confidence of my own people., Republicans as well as Democrats. I know that men of my own party, from whom I have differed in view, have given me credit for acting according to my honest conviction of what was right, with no bias in favor of any section. I have tried to take the broad ground that the good of the whole country must be studies, and not the interest of any particulate locality.

The fifty-ninth annual grand communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Alabama and its Masonic Jurisdiction, will convene in Montgomery, on the 1st prox.

BURRIS & BRO. No. 49 Main Street Columbus, Miss. We have now in store a full stock of general merchandise which we offer for sale very low, for the cash. Thankful for the liberal patronage heretofore extended to us, we hope by selling our goods much lower than in the past to be able to add largely to our already numerous list of patrons. Call and see our mammoth stock.

SHELL & BURDINE, Wholesale and retail druggist’s, Aberdeen, Mississippi. Are daily receiving at their Drug Store a very large stock of fresh goods of all kinds usually kept in a first class drug house, and will sell at bottom prices, for cash. All we ask is to give us a trial and we guarantee you will not go away dissatisfied for we are determined to sell goods so low that it will astonish you.

JOHN D. MORGAN. Wholesale and retail dealer in dry goods, staple and fancy groceries, hardware, wooden ware, willow ware, crockery ware, and tin ware. Boots and shoes, hats and caps. Plantation supplies, etc. would announce to his friends and patrons of Lamar and Fayette Counties, that he has in store, and is daily receiving one of the largest and best selected stocks of goods in the city, and invites everybody to call before buying elsewhere and examine his immense stock. It is no trouble to show goods, and when you look, you will be sure to buy for he keeps none but first class goods, and will not be under sold by any home in the city. Columbus, Miss. July 11th, 1879. J. S. ROBERTSON is with the above house, and would be pleased to serve his many friends at anytime.

DR. J. D. RUSH, with ERVIN AND BILLUPS, successors to M. W. HATCH; dealers in drugs, medicines, whiskey, tobacco, cigars, &c. Corner Main and Market Street. Columbus, Mississippi.

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

(engraving of possibly Santa Claus with huge ELGIN watch) BUDER BROTHERS, watch makers, and manufacturing jewelers, and dealers in diamonds, fine watches, jewelry and silverware. Repairing done neatly and warranted. Under Gilmer Hotel, No. 43 Main ST, Columbus, Miss.



MR. J. L. RANSON, of the firm of Settle & Kainnarid, Nashville, Tenn. was in town one day this week, and we were pleased to make his acquaintance. He is an affable and courteous gentleman, and is much liked by all who know him; and he has a perfect eye to business, and a zealous friend to the press, as will be seen by referring to another column of this issue. He and his house will succeed for they use printers ink.

CAPT. J. H. BANKHEAD, passed through own last Saturday on a visit to his family near Moscow. Accept our thanks Capt. for late Louisville and Chattanooga papers.

On Tuesday evening of this week, Dr. W. A. BROWN decided to perform a surgical operation upon MR. W. T. MARLER’S fine horse, (Lake) which was performed at 4 o’clock; the horse being thrown to the ground upon his right side, and was confined about a half an hour. The Dr. ‘set’ to work with a resolute will and a steady nerve, though causing the animal to writhe with pain. The tumor was in the flank just above the hip joint, and had a slight attachment to the joint and was of a bony a fibrous substance. The entire external portion was ossified from 1/8 to half inch in thickness, while the internal portion was fibrous matter; the size being 6 ½ inches in diameter long, and 5 inches in diam, short, 20 inches in circumference, and weighted 4 pounds and 4 ounces. The horse when released at once arose upon his feet and seemed greatly relieved, and in fact was, especially of the hugly tumor. Such an operation we have never witnessed before, and have never seen upon record in the annals of history as efficient operation upon man or beast. The tumor can be seen by calling at Dr. Brown’s office in town.

It is a conceded fact that N. Gross & Co., of Columbus, Miss., sell as many, if not more goods than any house in the city, for the reason that, they keep always on hand a first class assortment of all kinds of dry goods. They have with them a young gentleman of our town, MR. GEO. W. RUSH, and he is ever ready to exhibit goods. Go and see him.

MR. JOHN S. ROBERTSON, who is unanimously known in this and adjacent counties; is a gentleman of great value to any commercial house, and is still with that reliable and praise worthy gentleman MR. JOHN D. MORGAN, whose adv. will be seen in another place.

MESSRS. SPROUSE & MORTON are erecting a very commodious blacksmith and wood shop near their old stand. They are gentlemen of worth to our town, and we wish them long and continued success.


REV. MR. HERRINGTON will preach in town on the 3rd Sabbath in Dec.

ESQR. JAMES MIDDLETON has been appointed C. C. Clerk to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of hi son W. G. MIDDLETON.

See new advertisements in this issue.

REV. T. G. CANSLER and DR. R. J. REDDEN passed through town Tuesday, on their way to Montgomery. We wish them a pleasant trip.

We are pleased to see that there is growing interest being manifested at the Sabbath School by teachers and pupils. A large class was organized last Sabbath consisting of the little juveniles, and appropriately called “Dew Drop”.

REV. JAS. T. MILLER preached his farewell sermon in the court house last Sabbath. He left in the evening for Conference at Tuskaloosa.

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.

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

CITATION NOTICE State of Alabama, Lamar County Probate Court, Special Term, ’79 In the matter of the estate of WILLIAM WALKER, late of said county, deceased. This day came JOHN D. WALKER, administrator of said estate, and filed his petition under oath setting forth that deceased died sized and possessed of the following lands to wit: N E ¼ of SE ¼ and NE ¼ and NW ¼ of SE ¼ Sec. 35 and SW ¼ of NW ¼, Sec 36, T17, R 16, and that MARTHA WALKER widow of said deceased claims dower in the same. Whereupon it is ordered by the Court that the 15th day of December next be a day set for hearing and passing upon said petition, and it appearing that S. P. WALKER, LUCINDA MANN, and the children of REBECCA SHIRLEY are heirs at law of said estate, and live beyond the limits of this state so that the ordinary process of law cannot be served upon them. It is ordered by the Court that publication be made in the Vernon Clipper a newspaper publishes in said county for three successive weeks, prior to said day notifying all persons interested, when and where they can contest the same if they think proper. ALEXANDER COBB, Judge of Probate Nov. 27, 1879

ADMINISTRATORS NOTICE State of Alabama, Lamar County Probate Court, Special Term ’79 In the matter of the estate of BENJAMIN WINSTEAD late of said county, deceased. This day came JOHN WINSTEAD, administrator of said estate, and filed his amount statement and vouchers in final settlement of said estate. Whereupon it is ordered by the Court that the 8th day of January, 1880 be and is a day set for the passing upon said amount, it appearing from said amount that ELIZABETH MCDANIEL, B. W. WEBB, JOHN H. WEBB, ELIZA ANN RODEN, and FRANCIS WINSTEAD are heirs at law of said estate, and live beyound the limits of this State so that the ordinary process of Law cannot be served upon them. It is ordered by the Court that publication be made in the Vernon Clipper a newspaper published in this county for three successive weeks prior to said day notifying said nonresidents and all others interested of this proceeding and of the day for the making of said settlement when and where they can contest said settlement if they think proper. ALEXANDER COBB, Judge of Probate, Nov. 27

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

GEO. W. RUSH with N. GROSS & CO., Columbus, Miss. Wholesale and retail dealers in fancy dress, and staple dry goods & ready made clothing, boots, shoes, hats, notions, etc. Will be glad to see his old friends and all new ones who may be pleased to call upon him. No trouble to show goods, on the contrary, it will be a pleasure, whether you buy or not. Satisfaction guaranteed, as to articles bought and prices.

BILL HAMILTON with ROY & BRO., wholesale and retail dealer in dry goods, notions, clothing, boots, shoes, hats, &c. Aberdeen, Miss. Highest price paid for cotton.

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

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

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

ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF U. S. MAILS The Columbus Mail by way of Caledonia arrives Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays at 11 o’clock a.m. Leave same days at 1 p.m. FAYETTE MAIL Arrived on Wednesday and Saturday at 12 p.m. and leaves same days at 1 p.m. MOUNT CALM MAIL Leaves Wednesday at 7 a.m. arrives Thursday at 2 p.m. PIKEVILLE MAIL Arrives Fridays at 6 p.m., leaves Saturdays at 6 a.m. SCHEDULE OF MOBILE & OHIO R. R. Train leaves 6:30 am Train arrives 9:30 am Train leaves 3:20 pm Train arrives 6:30 pm Train goes through to Starkville on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Leaves Aberdeen going South at 4 o’clock p.m., returns at 8 p.m. Leaves Aberdeen going North at 7 o’clock a.m., return at 11 o’clock a.m.

MCQUISTON & HEISEN, Cotton Factors and Commission Merchants 96 & 98 Commerce St., Aberdeen, Miss. Farmers will make money by letting MCQUISSTON & HEISEN sell their cotton when they come to the city.

R. A. HONEA & SON, Wholesale and retail dealers in staple and fancy groceries, Aberdeen, Miss. We would respectfully inform our friends, and the public generally, that we are at our old Stand next door to J. W. ECKFORD & Bro. (Old Presbyterian Block) and have in store and will keep constantly on hand a large and well selected stock of staple and fancy groceries. Bagging and ties, corn, oats, wheat bran, &c., which we will sell at rock bottom figures for cash. R. F. RAY, of Detroit, Ala. is salesman.

MEDICAL M. W. MORTON. W. L. MORTON. DR. W. L. MORTON & BRO., Physicians & Surgeons. Vernon, Lamar Co, Ala. Tender their professional services to the citizens of Lamar and adjacent country. Thankful for patronage heretofore extended, we hope to merit a respectable share in the future. Drug Store.

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

LAMAR DIRECTORY County Court – Meets on the 1st Monday in each month. Probate Court - Meets on 2nd Monday in each month. Commissioner’s Court – Meets on the 2nd Monday in February, April, July, and November.


COUNTY OFFICERS ALEXANDER COBB – Judge of Probate D. J. LACY, Sheriff and Tax Collector W. G. MIDDLETON, Circuit Clerk JAMES M. MORTON, Register in Chancery D. V. LAWRENCE, Treasurer J. E. PENNINGTON, Tax Assessor W. T. MARLER, Coroner


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

PROFESSIONAL CARDS. FRANCIS JUSTICE, Attorney at Law and Solicitor in Chancery, Pikeville, Marion Co., Alabama Will practice in all the Courts of the 3rd Judicial District.

SAMUEL J. SHIELDS, Attorney at Law and Solicitor in Chancery, Vernon, Ala., Will practice in the counties of Lamar, Fayette, Marion, and the Courts of the 3rd Judicial District.

JNO. D. MCCLUSKY, Attorney at Law and Solicitor in Chancery, Vernon, Ala. Will practice in the counties of Lamar, Fayette, Marion, and the Courts of the 3rd Judicial Circuit. Special attention given to the collection of claims, and matters of administration.

EARNEST & EARNEST. W. S. EARNEST GEO. S. EARNEST. Attorneys at Law and Solicitors in Chancery, Birmingham & Vernon, Ala. Will practice in the Counties of this Judicial Circuit.

NESMITH & SANFORD. T. B. NESMITH, Vernon, Ala. JOHN B. SANFORD, Fayette C. H. Attorneys at Law. Partners in the Civil practice in the counties of Fayette and Lamar. Will practice separately in the adjoining counties. THOS. B. NESMITH. Solicitor for the 3rd Judicial Circuit. Vernon, Lamar Co., Ala.

ALEXANDER COBB & SON, Dealers in ready made clothing, dress goods, jeans, domestics, calicoes, silks, satins, millinery, embroidery, notice, &c. Hats, caps, boots, shoes, saddles, bridles, leather, &c. Tin, wooden, Hard and glass wares, crockery, &c. Salt, flour, meal, bacon, lard, soda, coffee, molasses, &c. Snuff and tobacco. Irish potatoes. Parties owing us will please come forward and settle up their accounts. Any of our friends who have traded with us liberally in the past can get any of the above mentioned goods at LOW prices for cash. We return thanks to our friends for the liberal patronage they have given us and hope they will continue the same.

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THE “WASSERCHEU” – A GERMAN DOCTOR’S CURIOUS THEORY REGARDING HYDROPHOBIA From the Philadelphia Times GOTTLIEB ELSASSER, who died at 1,731 North Nineteenth Street, had a history. In Prussia, he took a degree of Doctor of Medicine, and, coming to this country, made a fortune and then lost it. He was a native of Berlin, and many years ago his father owned a Spitz dog, prized for his faithfulness and his ability as a night watchman. Mr. Elsasser’s uncle was the “scharf-richter,” or headsman, of Berlin, and, as a part of is vocation, he was expected to fill the position of pound-master. During the dog-days his numerous aids, or “scharfichter-knechters,” roamed through the city and seized all the dogs that seemed to be without home or master. Those that were not redeemed were killed. From the nature of his occupation the “scharfrichter–knechter” became intimately acquainted with the doings and misdoings of all kinds of dogs, and in Berlin he was looked upon as authority in all matters concerning them. The rest of the story is given as told by Gottlieb Elsasser himself some time ago. “My father finally became a storekeeper, and then he deemed it advisable to part with our Spitzer, and accordingly he presented him to a friend. My uncle, hearing that the dog was going among strangers, said to his new master, “Beware of him. He belongs to the “wasser-schen.” He meant by this that he belonged to that class of dos which fear the water. “The ‘scharfrichter-knechter’ divides all dogs into two classes: those that fear the water, including the Spitz, poodle, and many other varieties, and those that like the water, including the Newfoundland, setter, pointer, bloodhound, and the various kinds of hunting dogs. He holds that the bite of every dog that fears the water is poisonous at all times, and that the members of the other class are entirely harmless. “Well, my father’s friend too our Spitz dog away. The dog bit him, and the man died. ‘Didn’t I tell you so?’ said my uncle, the scharfrichter.’ ‘The bite of a ‘wasserschen’ is as deadly as the sting of a rattlesnake. If you had called me in time, though, I could have saved him.” “This was the remedy my uncle proposed: Beneath the tongue of every human being there are two large veins, whose blackness renders them easily distinguishable. When any one is afflicted with Hydrophobia, cut these open with a pair of small scissors or any sharp instrument, and allow the blood to trickle out. This rids the patient of the virus. Them make a tea of lupulin, the seeds of the hop vine, and give the patient a cupful. This will at once put him to sleep without having the injurious effect that would follow the administration of opium. In four or five hours the patient will awake. Then give him another cupful of the tea, and continue this treatment until he has slept for 24 hours. He will then be entirely cured. The ‘scharfricter-knechters’ say that this simple remedy never fails. “In Silesia, in 1831, I was in the army, employed to prevent people from entering the districts ravaged by the cholera. Four soldiers were bitten by wolves; they also dread the water, and therefore belong to the wasserschen. One of the men expired in terrible agony. While the other three were suffering terribly a scharfriechter-kneechter arrived, applied his remedy and the lives of the men were saved. “When a boy I threw a Spitz dog into a pond. It was only by strategy that I could get him near the bank. When he found himself in the water he paddled vigorously with his fore feet, but he could not swim. The hind part of his body sank. Try a Newfoundland or bloodhound dog in the same manner; he rests easily in the water, and swims quietly and gracefully. Every one should try his dogs, and ascertain if they belong to the wasserschen. If they dread the water do not allow them to remain in the house. The Spitz and his brethren are as dangerous as the rattlesnake. It does no good to kill him after he has bitten you. Let him live, and see whether it is necessary that he should be what people call ‘mad’ in order to cause hydrophobia.

A curious case of complete alopecy is reported in the Gazette des Hopitaux. A girl aged 17, who had always enjoyed good health, had one day a narrow escape from being crushed by a floor giving way beneath her. She was very much frightened, and the same night began to complain of headaches and chills. The next morning she felt restless and had irritation of scalp. During the following days she steadily improved, with the exception of the irritation.. One day in combing her hair she noticed that it came out in great quantities. Five days later she had lost all her hair. Her general health was good. The patient remained bald, and was still so when seen two years later by the reporter.

A Richmond (Ky) paper tells of a mountain preacher whose salary last year was $18.20 and 27 pairs of socks.


From his 6,000 olive trees at Santa Barbara, Cal., some of them seven years old, MR. ELWOOD COOPER shipped to San Francisco this season 1,000 gallons of well clarified oil.

A machine in a Holyoke (Mass.) paper-mill eats up seven and a half cords of popular wood a day, and this makes between three and four tons of pulp. After coming from the machine the wood is put into vats and reduced by the actin of chemicals. It is used for the manufacture of news and book paper.

Crude rubber has risen 50 percent in price since last spring, owing to the light supply. The caoutchoue trees of Brazil are dying out, owing to frequent tapping, and the Indians who collect the gum are compelled to go further into the dangerous and almost impenetrable forests. As the Indians are lazy, and the work arduous and poorly paid, they will not undertake it if other employment can be found. The 22 percent tax levied by Brazil makes the matter worse.

Holland is in some sense the dairy farm of Europe. Some statistics recently collected show that its cheese export in 1878 was 66,365,000 pounds, half of it going to England; which received from this country in the years ending in 1878 and 1879, 141,654,000 and 123,783,736 pounds respectively. In the case of butter the conditions were reversed, Holland exporting 49,984,200 pounds to England, and this country 38,248,016 pounds last year, and 21,837,117 the year before. In round numbers this country and Holland export to England about 3,000,000 centals of cheese and butter, or about half her foreign supply, and one-fourth her total consumption of these articles. Of the butter sent out from Holland more than half is artificial, but the returns from this county give no hint of the oleomargarine exported here.

An Englishman has patented a process in Paris by which Gobelin and Aubusson tapestries are mulated to perfection, and by a single impression of the printing block -----, too, that require from 30 to 60 stones each, can be printed with a single block by this new process, with the addition of one stone merely to put in the more delicate lines of the faces, foliage, landscape, etc., and, in fact, anything printed in color can be reproduced from a single block. The results of the process are indestructible, and it can be applied to any material. It takes perfectly on India-rubber, for instance. The reproductions of old tapestry are very beautiful and perfect, and as the material on which they are printed is a strong rep, there is no danger of moths, as in the genuine article.

The Economic Francasie traces the development of the exports of corm from the United States to Europe since 1870. In that year the cereals sent to his side of the Atlantic amounted to $2,500,000 of hectolitres, and two years later it had increased to 87,000,000. In 1874 it amounted to nearly 108,000,000, but in the next year but one sank to 101,000,000. It is mentioned as a well ascertained fact that of these totals Great Britain absorbs two-thirds, while France is only a customer to the extent of 5 percent. The Economiste is not, however, of opinion that this steady increase, alarming as it may seem, will continue indefinitely. It believes, on the contrary, that its development has now reached its utmost limit.

The progress of the Post-Office Department in efficiency and in low postage and, therefore, in usefulness, may be seen from the following statements: The total value to stamps, stamped envelopes and postal cards issued during the past fiscal year was $29,530,020 and increase of $671,866 over the year previous. There is a big difference between this showing and the first year of the existence of the Post-Office Department. The whole revenue in 1790 was only $27,935, and it was not until 1815 that the business reached ten millions. In the last 20 years the business has trebled. When the post-office branch went into operation in 1790, the postage on a letter, composed of a single piece of paper, was 9 cents under 40 miles; under 90 miles, 10 cents; under 150 miles, 12 ½ cents; under 300 miles, 17 cents; under 500 miles, 20 cents; over 500 miles, 25 cents. It was not until 1845 that the mileage system was practically abolished, by making the postage on a single letter of one-half ounce, under 3,000 miles, prepaid, 3 cents; if not prepaid, 5 cents. In 1863, the mileage system was entirely abolished and the present system adopted.

ELDER ALPHAEUS PETERS of Mainsburg, Pa., is 79 years old, and has been totally blind for over six years. The other day he suddenly discovered that he could see. Since then his sight has gradually strengthened. And now there is not a happier man in the county than Elder Alphaeus Peters.

A wealthy London lady recently gave a ball in that city at a cost of $20,000. The floral decorations were magnificent, and included blocks of ice into which the flowers were frozen.

DOMESTIC ECONOMY POTATO SALAD – Pare and slice some cold boiled potatoes. Peel and slice thin one onion. Mix on a salad dish, and pour over them the following dressing: Stir together one saltspoon of salt, quarter of a saltspoon of pepper, one tablespoonful of vinegar, and three of oil. Dress the salad with this mixture, and serve with chopped parsley.

POTATO SOUP – Boil two or three pounds of potatoes well, mash them, add slowly good broth sufficient for your tureen. Let this well boil, and then add some spinach, sorrel, a little parsley, lemon thyme, mint, and sage, all chopped fine. Boil all five minutes. Pepper and salt to taste. Just before taking off the fire add two well beaten eggs.

PICKLED ONIONS – Take some small onions, peel and throw them into a stew pan of boiling water. Set them over the fire, and let them remain until quite clear. Then take them out quickly, and lay them between two cloths to dry. Boil some vinegar with ginger and a whole pepper, and when cold pour it over the onions in glass jars, and tie them closely over.

SALAD CREAM – Take the yolks of three fresh eggs. Whisk them well up with ten grains of cayenne pepper. Then take an ounce of mustard, salt one dram and a half, salad oil half an ounce. Mix well with half a pint of the best vinegar, and then add the two lots together. Shake them well, and you will have an excellent mixture, which will keep for twelve months.

FRIED POTATOES – Pare some potatoes so as to give each the form of a cylinder, then cut each cylinder in slices the eighth of an inch thick. By this means all the pieces of potato will be the same size. Dry them thoroughly in a napkin. Put them in the frying basket, and plunge it in boiling hot lard. Shake the basket continually, and as soon as the potatoes have acquired a light yellow color, turn them out on a cloth in front of the fire and sprinkle them with fine salt.

BARONESS PUDDING – Shred one-half pound of suet, and chop fine. Seed and chop one-half pound raisins. Mix the suet and raisins with half a pound of stale bread-crumbs, four ounces of sugar, and a pint of milk. Wring a pudding cloth out of boiling water, dust thickly with flour, tie the pudding up in it, put into a large pot of boiling water, and boil steadily for four hours. Turn out of the cloth, dust thickly with powdered sugar, and serve hot with any pudding sauce.

ENGLISH APPLE TART – Lay a disk of puff paste n a round time, and place a strip of paste all round it, as for an ordinary jam tart. Spread on the inside a layer of apple marmalade a quarter of an inch thick. Peel and core some apples, cut them in slices a quarter of an inch thick, trim all the slices to the same shape, dispose these slices over the marmalade, overlapping each other, and in some kind of pattern; strew plenty of sugar over, and bake in a quick oven till the apples are a good color.

FRENCH PANCAKES – Beat two ounces of granulated sugar, and two ounces of butter to a cream. Beat two eggs separately, the yolks to a cream and the whites to a froth, and add the yolks to the butter and sugar. Stir a half-pint of milk into these ingredients. Butter six tin pie-plates. Sift two ounces of flour with a teaspoonful of baking powder, and stir it quickly into the above mixture with the whites of the eggs. Put the batter quickly upon the buttered plates, and bake the pancakes brown in a quick over. Dust with powdered sugar, lay them one over the other, with a little jelly between, and serve hot.

CODFISH WITH CREAM – Pick out carefully in flakes all the flesh from the remnants of some boiled codfish. Melt a piece of butter in a saucepan, and add to it a large pinch of flour and a gill of milk or cream, with pepper, salt, and grated nutmeg to taste, also the least bit of cayenne. Stir well, put in the fish, and gently shake it in this sauce until quite war,. If the composition be too dry, add a little milk or cream. Then dry, add a little milk or cream. Then add, off the fire, the yolks of two eggs beaten up with a little milk, and serve.

PEA SOUP – Soak a pint of split peas in water for twelve hours, drain off the water, put the peas into a saucepan with three pints of cold water, a piece of bacon (about half a pound), two springs of dried mint, a bay leaf, some parsley, an onion stuck with two or three cloves, some whole pepper, and salt to taste. Let the whole boil three hours, then pas the puree through a hair sieve, make it hot again, and serve with dice of bread fried in butter.

OMELET – Break three eggs, putting the whites in one dish, and the yolks in another. Add quarter of a saltspoon of salt and a dash of pepper to the yolks, and beat half a minute. Put a bit of butter as large as a chestnut into a clean omelet pan, and set over the fire to heat. Beat the whites to a stiff froth, mix the yolks gently into it, and put the omelet into the pan. Stir the omelet with a fork, running it close to the bottom of the pan, and piling the omelet in a heap in the center. When done enough, pile it on one side of the pan, hold a hot dish close to it, and toss the omelet out on it. Serve immediately. An omelet of three eggs is large enough for two persons; if more are to be served, cook another the same size, as a larger one will not be so light.

COST OF LIVING IN NEW YORK CITY A writer in the New York Tribune states that $2 will cover the weekly cost of living for one person at the present prices in that city. Omitting the detail, the summary of what he allows for the money is as follows: Half pound of butter, 10 cents; six ounces of coffee, 12 cents; four ounces of tea, 16 cents; one and a half pounds of standard sugar, 13 cents; half pound of cut sugar, 6 cents; three and a half pounds of bread, 12 cents; three quarts of milk 25 cents; three pounds of meat, fish, etc., 56 cents; fruit and vegetables, 50 – total $2. It is admitted that these prices are less than that charged at ordinary stores, cheap laces having been selected. He concluded, “Or taking one person’s taste with another’s, the family who can not set a good table with soups, entrees, game or choice fish, creams, tarts and fruits, with tasteful lunches at $2 weekly, have reason to complain of their cook or provider, or both. It calls for nice cookery, “he says, “ but we went that anyhow.” On this head it can be stated that excellent table board, where the quality is good and quantity ad libitum can be obtained for $3 per week and upward, thus simplifying those problems of domestic economy which perplexes those who, for obvious reasons, have to make their disbursements on a scientific basis.

SIR HENRY BULWER, uncle of Lord Lytton, for months fancied himself affected with paralysis of the legs, and refused to put a foot to the ground, but was wheeled in a chair by a servant. One day, the Rhone steamer, on which he was traveling, caught fire, and the Captain having run the boat ashore, a plank was thrown out, by which the passengers might land. The first person on this new bridge, and stepping nimbly down, was Sir Henry. When safe on shore, he remembered himself, and called out to his servant: “Carry me Forster.” But it was too late. Forster refused to hear more of his master’s folly, and Sit Henry walked very well to the day of his death.

A committee consisting of engineers of distinction are sitting at Szegedin to settle the plans for the reconstruction of the town and for its protection against a repetition of the disaster which befell it last spring. The foundations of all the houses are to be of stone; the walls, to a height of six feet above the level of the ground, being also of stone, and the higher parts of brick. formerly the town was protected from being overwhelmed by the rising of the waters of the Theiss by a single dykes, but now three parallel dykes are to be constructed. The reconstruction will occupy five years.

Consumption cured. As old physician retired from practice having had placed in his hands by an East India missionary the formula of a simple vegetable remedy for the speedy and permanent cure for Consumption, bronchitis, catarrh, asthma, and all throat and lung affections, also a positive and radical cure for nervous debility and all nervous complaints, after having tested its wonderful curative powers in thousands of cases, has felt it his duty to make it known to his suffering fellows. Actuated by this motive and a desire to relive human suffering, I will send free of charge to all who desire it, this recipe, in German, French, or English, with full directions for preparing and using. Sent by mail by addressing with stamps, naming this paper, W. W. Sherar, 149 Powers Block, Rochester, N. Y.

Paulina Kuntz, an Alsacian girl, aged 18, has been sentenced at Fribourt to three month’s imprisonment for speaking disrespectfully of the Grand Duke of Baden at the sight of his photograph. The three month spent in prison awaiting trial count, however, as the fulfillment of the sentence.

The Haverhill (Mass.) Post-office received a letter postmarked San Bernardino, Cal., addressed to “the Old Maid, Haverhill, Mass.” It contained an offer of marriage from a wealthy old bachelor to any widow or old maid between 20 and 40 who answered the letter first. The replies are numerous.

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

For economy use C. Gilbert’s starches.

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

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

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

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

Teachers $10 per week, while teaching. $75 per month for full time. Pleasant business at home. No caapital. No expenses. Outfit free. For particulars address P. W. Zeigler & Co., Phil., Pa.

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

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A good plan. Combining and operating many orders in one vast sum has every advantage of capital, with skillful management. Large profits divided prorata on investments of $25 to $10,000. Circular, with full explanation how all can succeed in stock dealings mailed free. Lawrence & Co., 57 Exchange Place, New York

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A great offer! Organs $30 upwards. Pianos $125 upwards., not used a year, good as new! warranted. New pianos and organs at exttraordinary low prices for cash. Catalogues mailed. Horace Waters, Agt. 40 East 14th St. N. Y., PO Box 3530.

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

$1000 reward for any case of bleeding, blind, itching or ulcerated piles that DeRing’s Pile Remedy fails to cure. Gives immediate relief, cures cases of long standing in 1 week, and ordinary cases in 2 days. Caution. None genuine unless yellow wrapper has printed on it in black a pile of stones and Dr. J. P. Miller’s signature, Phila. $1 a bottle. Sold by all druggists. Sent by mail by J. P. Miller, M. D., Propr., S. W. cor Tenth and Arch Strs. Phila, Pa.

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

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

New Operas! Carmen. Opera by Bizet. $2.00, Carmen is an opera that has gradually and surely won its way to a great popularity. Although the book is large, in fact what one might call a “four dollar book”. It is got up in elegant style with music and all the words, English and foreign, for $2.00. FATINITZA Opera by Suppe. $2.00. Splendid new opera that is a decided success. A large, fine book, with English and foreign words, and the opera in every way complete, for a low price. DOCTOR OF ALCANTARA by Eichberg.. $1.50. A famous opera, now brought, by the popular price, within the reach of all. Orchestral parts, $15. BELLS OF CORNEVILLE. By Planquette (nearly ready).. $1.50. A great success. This, with the “Doctor” and the “Sorcerer” ($1.00) are well worth adopting by companies who have finished Pinafore. (Still selling well, for 50 cents) and who are looking out for new and easy operas. Remember our first-class Singing School and Choir Books. VOICE OF WORSHIP and THE TEMPLE, each $9.00 per dozen or $1.00 each. Send for copies. Also always remember the MUSICAL RECORD published weekly. It keeps you well posted as to musical matters, gives 6 or 7 pages of music per week and costs but $2.00 per year! Oliver Ditson & Co., Boston. C. H. Ditson & Co. 843 Broadway, N. Y. J. E. Ditson & Co., 922 Chestnut St., Phila. 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

A Narrowing Zone. In proportion as the world grows thoroughly scientific, specialists have developed, able to cope successfully with difficulties previously considered unconquerable. The great discoveries in mechanics and chemistry, medicine and philosophy have, with few exceptions, been made by persons who have centered their study and experiments very closely on some practical point. The same principle applies to success in commercial or professional life. The zone of diseases for example which for ages have been considered incurable has within the last generation been very sensibly narrowed. Epilepsy, by way of illustration, ahs, from ancient days to very recent times, been classed among those beyond human power to conquer. In this particular connection, however, we have information indicating that this Evil Spirit may have found a master, which leads us to consider it a public duty to make that information known. Having friends afflicted with fall fits, we secured for two of them the services of a physician who was so wonderfully successful in curing them that we will, without expense, send his address to any sufferers. Address A. B. A. Box 1801, Philadelphia, Pa. Note: No charge made for sending the address.

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

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