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THE VERNON CLIPPER
VOLUME I. VERNON, LAMAR CO., ALABAMA, AUGUST 29, 1879 NUMBER 26
ARTICLE – HERE AND THERE At the close of the war a young man named Crouch hired out to her sheep at $12 a month in Frio County, Texas. He now owns 150,000 acres of fenced land, 4,000 cattle and 7,000 sheep. Commissioner Le Duc’s report is out, and we learn that watermelons are frequently ruined by shaking them off the tree instead of carefully picking them – Chicago Tribune Joaquin Miller says: “If you were to take a newspaper in your hand and crumple it up, and then spread it out again, the creases in it might fairly represent the streets of London, so angular, so awkward and irregular is this, the greatest of all cities of the earth.” The hand car for passengers in the Paris sewers are ready made and furnished with cane seats. The line rolls directly over the sewers. The air is described as “averaging a good strong smell.” Male excursionists smoke, and feminine snuff perfumed handkerchiefs. The Corliss engine of the French Exhibition of 1878 consumed only one kilogramme (2.2 lbs) of coal per horse-power per hour. A similar engine of 700 horse-power, constructed by M. Farcot, for the drainage at Asnierest, consumes only six-tenths as much. The best paid military post in the world is that of the British Commander-in-Chief in India, the salary being $60,000 per year, besides servants and various other perquisites Sir Frederick Haines will have completed five years of service in that position. It is said that among the merchants spending the summer at Nahant, Mass., wholesalers never associate with retailers, and this unwritten law is carried so far that a certain retail merchant and his family are not welcomed into the circle in which his son, a wholesaler, moves, notwithstanding the father furnishes the money with which the son carries on business. Sometimes the prizes at an agricultural exhibition are rather strangely arranged, says the Detroit Free Press. For instance, at the State Agricultural Fair which is to be held in Illinois this fall, the highest premium for horses is $25, while for rabbits it is $25. The best wheat shown will get $10, while the finest collection of fossils will receive $50. Reconstruction is necessary here. Attention has just been drawn in England to Miss Dick of Ventmoor, who has voluntarily stayed abed for 20 years. She was prevented by her parents from marrying the man she loved, whereupon she went to bed, declaring that she would never get up again, and has kept her word. She is now said to have been the original Miss Harisham in Dicken’s ‘Great Expectations.’ The daughter of the Treasurer of Greenfield County, Ohio, stole $800 of public money, and her father was likely to soon discover the crime. Seeing two strangers in the village, she threw the account books on the floor in the office, tore up some papers, scratched her face, and screamed. To those who responded to the alarm she said that two men had overpowered her and taken the money. The strangers were arrested, and she pretended to identify them as the robbers; but her story did not bear close scrutiny, and at last she confessed. The sisters of Sarah, a negro religious society at Amherst, Va., engaged the Rev. Mr. Hall to preach the funeral sermon of a deceased member, and the relatives of the dead chose the Rev. Mr. Pratt for the same service. The two clergymen met angrily in the church, and each insisted upon preaching. A compromise, on the basis of having two sermons, fell through, because the question of precedence could not be settled. A fierce fight ensued between the factions, and the relatives finally drove the Sisters of Sarah out of the church. At Hamburg, in Germany, the longest day has 17 hours and the shortest 7. At Stockholm, the longest has 18 ½ hours and the shortest 5 ½. At St. Petersburg, the longest has 19 and the shortest 5 hours. At Finland, the longest has 21 ½ hours. At Wondorbus, in Norway, the day lasts from the 21st of May to the 2d of July, the sun not getting below the horizon during the whole time, but skimming along very close to it in the north. At Spitzbergen, the longest day lasts three months and a half. If a musket ball be fired into the water, it will not only rebound, but be flattened, if fired through a pane of glass, it will make a hole the size of the ball without cracking the glass; if suspended by a thread it will make no difference, and the thread will not even vibrate. Cork, if sunk 200 feet in the ocean, will not rise, on account of the pressure of water. In the Arctic regions, when the thermometer is below zero, persons can converse more than a mile distant. Dr, Jamison asserts that he heard every word of a sermon at the distance of two miles. A servant writes tot he London Standard to explain why meat is high in England. He says that as a rule, in wealthy families, eight or ten times more food is put on the dinner table than can possibly be eaten in the dining room or in the kitchen, and as a consequence a great deal turns bad and has to be thrown away, though it might be though that there were always beggars enough at the gate to prevent it being utterly wasted. It is one of the national habits to load a dining table until it groans beneath the weight, and even when people begin to retrench on account of bad times, they rarely do so in the matter of food until necessity compels. What with the waste entailed by English methods of cooking, and the waste of food after it has been wastefully cooked, prices rule high. It is difficult in the present day to realize the fact that wheat was at one time unknown in America; yet prior to the discovery of this continent by Columbus there was no cereal approaching in nature to the wheat plant. It was not, observes the American Miller, until 1530 that wheat found its way into Mexico, and then only by chance. A slave of Cortez found a few grains of wheat in a parcel of rice and showed them to his master, who ordered them to be planted. The result showed that wheat would thrive well on Mexican soil; and today one of the finest wheat valleys in the world is near the Mexican capital. From Mexico the cereal found its way to Peru. Marie D’Escobar, a wife of Don Diego de Chauves, carried a few grains to Lima, which were planted, the entire product being used for seed for several successive crops. At Quit, Ecuador, a monk of the order of St. Francis, by the name of Fray Jodosi Kixi, introduced a new cereal; and it is said that the jar which contained the seeds is till preserved by the monks of Quito. Wheat was introduced into the present limits of the United States contemporaneously with the settlement of the country by the English and Dutch.
ARTICLE – EXTERMINATING THE BUFFALO – Colorado Cor. Boston Herald While people paid thirty cents a pound for bull beef of uncertain age and derivation a few years ago, these vast legions of slaughtered animals lost their juiciness and flavor by rotting under the action of the scorching sun- hundreds of thousands of them scattered over scores of miles on the parched prairies, victims of "vacations,” “desires for relaxation,” and the like. Two or three years ago, the Kansas pacific train, while making its way over the prairies from Kansas City to Denver, was frequently compelled to make stops of several hours duration, in order to allow the enormous herds of buffalo to cross its track. Sometimes 5,000 passed in one herd. Now the passengers not once in six months behold a buffalo from the train during a prairie journey of between 600 and 700 miles. They are greeted, however, every few miles with the sight of great piles of bleached bones – buffalo bones, gathered by bone hunters, who make a very good living out of their collections. These fellows have pretty well cleared up the plains, although one still sees the occasional skeleton bleaching alone in its entirety. I can not give much of an idea of the immense slaughter of larger game. A good deal has been said about it already, and I have to much to talk about to take up second-hand matter. But one instance I must give as characteristic of the great destruction. On the Kansas prairies there was, a few years ago, a man who shot buffaloes enough to keep nine men steadily employed in skinning them. Imagine what slaughter this single hunter accomplished; and all he wanted were the buffalo skins, which command a fine price, and used to afford a profitable business. The buffaloes are at present banished from the great plains. A few are occasionally found in Southern New Mexico, but most of them have gone north tot he British possessions.
ARTICLE – CURIOUS ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATION Dr. Winnecke, of Strasburg, has discovered a record of observation made in 1560, or at least 30 years before the invention of the telescope, in which the places of 11 stars of the Pleiades are given. Compared with modern observations, it appears their places were recorded almost correctly, hence it would appear that these stars were seen with the naked eye.
The following advertisement appeared in the Rochdale (England) Observer of June 26: “On sale, a set of teeth, the owner having no use for them, having nothing to chew on account of hard times. Apply 7 Burgess Street, Freehold 917.
Love is a sentiment – Marriage is business.
SHORT STORY – “SOCKERY” SETTING A HEN – from Poultry Bulletin Meester Ettitur: I see dot mosd effer poty wrides something for de shicken bapers nowadays I can do dot too, so wride all about yot dook blace mit me lasht summer; you know – oder uf you dond know, den I dells you – dot Katrina (dot is mine vow) und me, ve keep some shickens for a long dime ago, und von tay she sait to me “Sockery” (dot is mein name), “vy dond you put some uf de aigs under dot olt plue hen shikens. I dinks she vants to sate.” “Vell,” I sait,”meppe I guess I vill,” so I bicked out some uf de best aigs und dook un oud do de parn fere de olt her make hen nesht in de side uf de hay-mow, pound fife six feet up; now you see I nefer was ferry big up and down, but I vos booty pig all de vay around in de mittle, so I koodn’t reach up dill I vent und got a parrel do stant on; vell I klimet me on dis parrel, und ven my hed rise up py de nesht, dot olt hen she gif me such a bick dot my nose runs all ofter my face mit blood, and ven I todge pack dot plasted olt parrel het preak, und I vent town kershlam, py cholly, I din’t tink I kood go insite a parrel pefore, put dere I vos, und I fit so dite dot I koodn’t git me oud efferway, mu fest (vest) vas bushed vay up, unter my arem-holes; ven I found I vos dite shtuck, I holler “Katrina! Katrina!” und ven she koom and see mee shtuck in de parrel up to arm-holes, mit my face all plood and agis, py cholly, she chust lait town on de hay und laft und laft, till I got so mat I sait, “Vot you lay dere und laf like a olt vool, eh? Vy dond you knoom bull me oud?” Und she set up and sait, “Oh, vipe off your chin, und bull your fest town: “ den she lait back und laft like she vood shplit herself more as ever. Mat as I vas I tought to myself, Katrina, she sheak English booty goot, but I only sai, mit my greatest dignitude; “Katrina, vill you bull me oud dis parrel?” und she see dot I look booty red, so she sait, “of course I vill,Socery,” den she lait me and de parrel town on our site, und I dook holt de door-sill, und Katrina she bull on de pattel, but de first bull she mate I tellet, “donner und blitzen, shtop dat, by golly; dere is nails in de parrel!” You see de nails bent town ven I vent in, but ven I koom oud dey schticks in me all de vay rount; vell, to make a short shtory long, I told Katrina to go und dell naypor Hansman to pring a saw und saw me dis pattel off; vell, he koom und he like to shblit himslef mit laf, too, but he roll me ofer and saw de parrel dll de vay around off, und I git up mit half a parrel around my vaist, den Katrina she say, “Sockery, vait a little till I get a battern of do new oferskirt you haf on,” byut I din’t sait a vort, I shust jot a knife ond und vittle hoops off und shling do confoundt old parrel in de voot pile. Pimeby ven I koom in de house, Katrina she said, so soft like, “Sockery, dond you go in to byt some aigs under dot old plue hen?” den I sait, in my deepst voice, “Katrina, uff you effer say dot to me again I’ll git a pill from you, help me chiminy craciots,” und I dell you, she didn’t say dot any more. Vell, Mr. Verris, ven I stop on a parrel now, I dond step on it, I git a pox. Very drooly yours. - Sockery Kadahcut ARTICLE – A LIFE ON THE OCEAN WAVE – St. Louis Commercial Gazette Our Western boys who are all aflame with eagerness to enlist in the Navy, will very possibly not be steeped in such bliss a year or two hence, as that they imagine themselves to be in this happy and hot August day. Life in the Navy is not precisely an existence upon a bed of roses, and all that sort of desirable thing. The roses which bloom in the region of the recruiting office soon wither before the blasts which prowl around and rush into the school ship of instruction. The tender limbs quick weary of the tedious drill and monotonous routine of practical seamanship, and the ruddy youth, who leaves his parents; from the stoop, with an impatient farewell glance at the various objects he has known but a dozen or more of years, will recall that parting view, when far away from the loved ones at home. The romance of a life on the ocean wave, a home on the rolling deep, will have changed to a very peculiarly stern reality, and he will wish that he had never learned the mysteries and miseries of a naval experience. What to him then will be of pleasure in knowing how to choke a luff, or snake the back-stays; how to fleet a purchase, or crown a crotch rope; how to make a grommet or an artificial eye; how to make a Spanish fox or a Turk’s head; and the meaning of a with, a gammoning, a cat’s paw, a sheep-shank, an Irish splice, the shickers, the jumpers, a cock’s comb, a gasket, a trip-saw, a camel, Flemish hare, and a ring tail? What is his education does include the whole catalogue of hitches, bends, clinches, hawswers, and splices – the clove hitch, the timber hitch, the Blackwall hitch, the rolling hitch, and two half hitches; the sheet bend and the curricle bend; the inside clinch and the outside clinch; the carrick bend, the maritime hitch, and the backling and so forth, and so forth , (now, ad nausam? He would give a good round sum to be back on the old home place, where the hitches are simplified by scarcity, the cat’s paw and sheep-shanks are not vegetable in their nature, back-stays are never snaked, buffs never choked, and carrick bends and hacklings are unheard of things. He cares not that glory may possibly await him; disgust has already arrived, and he sorrows that he was not content with the bucolic life his ancestors led and enjoyed and prospered in. A life on the ocean wave is sophisticated with much that is not pleasant, and he will discover the fact.
ARTICLE – IN THE EMBRACE OF A BEAR - Cor. N. Y. Sun A few days ago, John L. Campbell, William Whiteman, J. A. McNerney of Lock Haven, Pa., and a gentleman named Brown, who were camping on Mosquito Creek, in Clearfield County, left camp to go to Clifford Run, four miles distant, to fish for trout. Each, in addition to fishing tackle, carried a rifle, in the hope o getting a shot at a pack of wolves that have their lair in a wild gorge at the head of Clifford Run. When about three miles away from camp while passing through the woods, McNerney separated from the rest of the party, and soon afterward was startled by a noise in the brush a short distance to his right. Looking in that direction he was a small bear cub. He gave chase and captured it. So elated was he with his success that he failed to notice the approach of the maternal bruin until she was within a few feet of him. Being unable to get to his rifle, which he had laid aside when he pursued the cub, he clasped the young bear under his arm and darted down the mountain side. The enraged dame followed, and before the hunter was aware of it he was in the animal’s rude embrace. He tried to free himself, but in vain, and he began to cry for help. Campbell and Whiteman heard him and arrived not a moment too soon. They found McNerney in bruin’s embrace, his clothes literally torn in shreds, and his body so badly lacerated from the teeth and claws of the animal that he was helpless. Whiteman and Campbell advanced to within a few feet of their comrade, and taking deliberate aim fired at the bear. Although both charges took effect the contest was not ended. With a savage growl the infuriated animal sprang upon Whiteman, bearing him to the ground, the shock rendering him insensible. At this juncture Brown arrived and sent a bullet through the bran of the beast, killing it instantly. The wounded men were then carried back to camp and their wounds dressed. Bears are numerous in the mountains of Clearfield County, and berry pickers are frequently driven home by them.
ARTICLE – WHAT IS THE ZODIACAL LIGHT? This glowing archway across the skies, seen so frequently at this time of the year shortly after sunset, writes a correspondent of the Providence Journal, is one of the astronomical puzzles that men of science are zealously trying to pull to pieces. Thus far their efforts have been unsuccessful, and the unpracticed observer who looks with simple wonder and admiration upon the elliptical glow in the evening sky knows almost as much of its constitution and mission in the divine economy as the wisest astronomer in the land. Various are the theories that have been advanced to account for the presence of this intruder on terrestrial domain. some observers consider it a ring of matter revolving round the earth; others look upon it as a collection of minute particles of meteoric or cometic matter traveling around the sun in very eccentric orbits. More recent and more searching examination gives a far grander explanation of its origin, naming the zodiacal light a continuation of the corona, and thus indicating a lendticular-shaped atmosphere of inconceivable rarity surrounding the sun and extending out near the plane of the ecliptic beyond the orbit of the earth. Our most thoughtful scientists do not accept this view, but suggest another even more sublime and awe-inspiring. It is that the whole space between the earth and sun is filled with immense clouds of meteoroids, and that the sunlight reflected on these cosmical atoms of floating stardust is the cause of the soft celestial glow that now lingers evening after evening in our Western sky.
JOKE To make raspberry jam – put twenty—five quarts of the berries in your coattail pocket and sit on them.
ARTICLE 0 DEATH FROM HYDROPHOBIA – from The Chicago Times, Aug. 11 A SINGULAR AND MOST DISTRESSING CASE IN CHICAGO. Benjamin W. Hawkins, 9 years old, residing with his parents at No. 957 Wabash Avenue, died at 7:40 last night of hydrophobia. On Tuesday he was approached by a large dog, and his hand came in contact with the animal’s mouth. The day previous he had cut his finger, and it is supposed that he contracted the disease from the saliva getting in the wound. He was taken sick Saturday evening, and attended by Dr. G. A. Hall, of No. 572 State Street. The dog belonged to a man named Knott, who resides at No. 996 State Street. A Times reporter called at the residence of Mr. Hawkins last evening, and learned from the stricken parents the details of the sad affair. They stated that little Benny was playing in the yard with some other boys on Thursday, between 11 and 12 o’clock in the forenoon. The area gate was open, and a big black Newfoundland dog came dashing in. It circled about, and finally, coming up to Benny, put is paws on his shoulder and with its mouth tore his clothes. He reached back with the cut hand to push the animal off, and chanced to strike it in the mouth. He then went into the house covered with foam, and his mother washed and cleaned him up. That same day in the afternoon he was sent out for some water, and came crying “Mamma, I can’t get the water. I can’t see it. It hurts me.” He complained of the earache, and said he was tired and sick. Thereupon he was put in bed, where he remained in an extremely nervous state. On Saturday he began to bark, and told his gather and mother to go away form him, saying that he was afraid he would bit them. The least sound threw him into a paroxysm, and he would get up and run about the room, crying out that that awful dog was after him. “Water hurts me.” he moaned continually. Dr. Hall was called, and after his first visit he brought in consultation five other physicians, but their united skill was of no avail. Yesterday evening the poor little lad asked his father to come to his side. “Sit down, papa” he said. “I’m going to die pretty soon and I shan’t ever see the big bright sun, or the green grass, or play with the other boys any more. I know I’ve been a naughty boy, sometimes, papa, but please forgive Benny, won’t you, and pray to the dear Jesus to take care of your little son.” As the heart-broken father knelt by the bedside, the tiny hands folded in supplication, the tired, worn features took on the expression that angels wear, and Benny passed the portal of suffering. A bright scholar, a loving lad, dutiful, intelligent, and honorable, his untimely death comes like a wave of darkness to the stricken parents.
ARTICLE – THE FORMATION OF COAL – Coal Trade Journal While vegetable paleontology (the science which treats of fossil plants) has made great progress in recent years, the chemistry of our fossil fuels remains in much obscurity. Little is known of those influences under which the organization of plants has been destroyed so as to produce that dark bituminous mass which constitutes coal. A French servant, M. Fremy, has recently tried to elucidate this subject. In a series of careful researches he has sought to know exactly the elements which form the tissues of plants, then the chemical characters by which wood, peat, liguites, coal and anthracite can be distinguished from each other. Next he attempted, and with success, to imitate the natural coaly transformation, employing the agencies of hear and pressure. Various interesting facts are brought to light in these researches, which have been described to the Paris Academy. M. Fremy’s conclusions are, briefly, as follows: (1) Coal is not an organize substance. (2) The plant impressions it presents so well studied by Bronghart and his successors have been produced in it as in schists or Any other mineral substance: the coal was a bituminous and plastic matter, on which the exterior parts of vegetables readily left their form. (3). When a piece of coal shows such prints, the subjacent parts may not be the result of alteration of tissues which were covered by the external membranes, the form of which has been preserved. (4) The principal substances found in plant cells, acted on by heat and pressure, give products which have a great likeness to coal. (5) It is the same with ulmic acids which exist in peat and those prepared artificially. (6) The coloring, resinous and fatty matters which can be extracted from leaves are changed by action of heat and pressure into bodies similar to bitumens. (7) It may be inferred from the experiments that the plants which have become coal have first undergone a peaty fermentation, which has destroyed all vegetable organization, and that it is by a secondary action – viz: by heat and pressure, the coal has been formed at expense of the peat.
NINE WEEKS IN A TRANCE – St. Louis Globe Democrat Special Norfolk, Va., August 13. Great excitement has been created in this city by the discovery that Miss Estelle Caverzell, a beautiful and popular young lady of Norfolk, has been lying in a trance for nine weeks. About nine weeks ago the young lady, who had been previously very ill, fell into a deep sleep from which it was impossible to arouse her, and which lasted without intermission for four weeks. During that time she had been sustained wholly by fluid food introduced into her mouth, and which at first she unconsciously swallowed. In a short time, however, she appeared to have lost the power to do so, and the food placed in her mouth slowly filtered or percolated through or down her throat and into the stomach. Still later and even that method failed, the passage appearing to close so completely that nothing whatever would pass the esophagus, and fluids placed in the mouth would, after being retained therein for half an hour or more, be slowly ejected. Other means had to be resorted to, and that of administering food by absorption was adopted to preserve her life. During all this time the young lady has been, to all outward appearances, in a placid, sweet slumber, her lips red as in health, and her breathing easy and regular. It was noticeable, however, that is whatever position her hands or arms were placed, even the most uncomfortable, as, for instance, extended above her head, they would remain for hours unmovable. At the end of the fourth week her sleep was disturbed, and she seemed restless and uneasy; her face was contorted, and her hands at times gesticulated widely or worked convulsively, apparently reaching for or attempting to clutch something. Her eyes were also wide open and starring, but devoid of all expression or intelligence, and betraying no indication of consciousness on the part of the young lady.
HOLES IN HARD STEEL – A simple method of making a hole in steel is to cover the plate with wax, and, when cold, make a hole in the wax of the same size as the required hole in the plate; then pour on strong nitric acid, remove and replace until the plate is perforated.
The French army exists only on paper; that is to say, the number of men actually under the flag has been reduced to the lowest possible figure, and companies which in time of war were 250 strong only mustered 15 files at a recent review.
THE VERNON CLIPPER ALEXANDER COBB, Editor and Proprietor ALEX A WALL, Publisher $1.50 per annum Friday August 29, 1879
Times go by turns. It is not so very long ago since the commercial and industrial news in the daily papers was but a common story of failures and the closing of factories of various kinds. Now one can hardly open a paper without seeing an account of good crops, the resumption of works in woolen, iron mills, the revival of industries and trades of nearly every class, and the prospect of good times once more – based, too, on a solid foundation.
A gypsy woman went to a store in a Wisconsin town and bought a quantity of lace at thirty cents a yard. Then she visited the houses in the place and retailed the lace to the ladies she called on. Among others visited was the wife of the merchant who sold the lace to the gypsy. Several yards of the same lace were sold for three dollars per yard to the merchant’s wife.
A new photographic counterfeit one dollar bill, on the National Eagle Bank of Boston, Mass., was discovered at the Treasury in Washington last week. This is the first imitation of that denomination of the National Currency that has ever appeared. The bill, it is said, is well calculated to deceive even experts, as there is no especially distinctive differences from the genuine. It is darker in color than the good note, and the numbering is coarser. The vignette is of a dingy, brown color, and the seal rather a lightish brown than red, as in the genuine note. It will be well to examine all bills corresponding to the above description, as it is easy to change the names of the banks, and the denominations also.
A West India captain says that on approaching Havana in fever times he always serves out to every one in his vessel a teaspoonful of pulverized charcoal in a wineglass of water three times a day, and that none of his men were ever affected, even when yellow fever was epidemic all around them. Rev. Dr. Marshal of Vicksburg, who has had much experience with yellow fever, last year recommended the same thing and said in times of epidemic he always gave it to his family.
It seems that after all the body of A. T. Stewart, the defunct millionaire, which was stolen from its resting place in the cemetery in New York, has not as yet been recovered. It is still in the hands of the robbers, who are trying to bring about a negotiation with a view to its return for the trifling sum of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. They have secretly employed a lawyer to whom they have sent some of the silver mounting of the coffin as proof that they have the body. Judge Hilton, who has charge of the Stewart estate, says he will not be bribed by the robbers. He knows who they are and he says that he intends to prosecute them at the right time.
They have a high-toned forger in the New York State prison. He is an educated man, and previous to his conviction moved in the best circles. Recently a petition for his pardon was sent to the Governor endorsed by Hon. Horatio Seymour. The forger heard of it, and wrote the Governor a letter in which he said that while he was anxious for a pardon, that he might look tot he welfare of his wife and children, still he believed that “domestic and social interests out to be sacrificed tot he higher interests of the State.” The Governor declined to interfere.
W. H. VANDERBILT has given $100,000 to the Vanderbilt University for the purpose of building a gymnasium and making other improvements.
ARTICLE – SUPERSTITION The Salt Lake Tribune furnishes the following remarkable statement which must be accepted as a fact, until disapproved. It says “the scene of the Mountain Meadow Massacre is now the very picture of desolation. Before the Mormons murdered one hundred and thirty-one innocent men, women and children there in 1857, the meadows were known far and wide as a paradise in the desert, with abundance of grass, crystal streams, and ever flowing springs. Today the grass is gone, the water courses dried up, and nothing but a dreary waste marks the once beautiful spot. It is said that the earth is also sinking, and the bones which were collected after the massacre, though thrice buried, continue to reappear, while settlers in the vicinity shun the spot as haunted, and say that the winds from the meadows bring piercing cries for help to their ears.”
ARTICLE - WEIGHTS AND MEASURES All families are not supplied with scales and weights, and therefore, the measures given below will be found convenient: About 60 drops of any thin liquid will fill a common-sized teaspoon. Four teaspoonfuls of half a gill, will fill a common-sized wine-glass. Four wine-glasses will fill a half-pint measure, a common tumbler, or a large coffee-cup. Ten eggs usually weigh one pound before they are broken. Eight large ones will weigh a pound. A teaspoonful of salt will weigh about one ounce. One pint of water or milk will weigh one pound. One pint of molasses will weigh one and one quarter pounds. Three tablespoonfuls of baking powder should weigh one ounce. One quart of flour weighs one pound. One quart of Indian meal weighs one and a quarter pounds.
ARTICLE – A system of washing clothes, which is a matter of interest to every family, has lately been introduced in some French towns, and which is worthy of special mention. Its economy is so great as greatly to reduce cost. This is the process: Two pounds of soap is reduced with a little water to a pulp, which having been slightly warmed, is cooled in ten gallons of water, to which is added one spoonful of turpentine oil and two spoonful of ammonia; then the mixture is agitated. The water is kept at a temperature which may be borne by the hand. In this solution the white clothes are put and left there for two hours before washing them with soap, taking care, in the meantime, to cover the tub. The solution may be warmed again and used once more, but it will be necessary to add half a spoonful of turpentine and another spoonful of ammonia. Once washed with soap the clothes are put in hot water, and the blue is applied. This process, it is obvious, saves much time, much labor and fuel, while it gives to the clothes a whiteness much superior to that obtained by any other process, and the destructive use of the washboard is not necessary to clean the clothes from the impurities which they contain.
The law of the United States requires that every man who bales cotton must put side pieces to each bale, and the absence of them entails upon the planter, upon the carrier, and upon the receiver, a penalty of not less than $5 each bale. As the cotton season is approaching the Picayune reminds the planters that an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure. No matter what any one tells you, and no matter what your opinion may be, this is the law of the country; a Government and not alone a State law.
Twenty-five years ago a Missouri boy left his home and started to become the president of the United States. He got as far as Cincinnati. The boy is now a man and is one of the very best shoemakers in the Ohio penitentiary.
ARTICLE – QUICK WIT WINS Years ago, into a wholesale grocery store in Boston walked a tall, muscular looking man, evidently a fresh comer from a backwoods town in Maine or New Hampshire. Accosting the first person he met, who happened to be the merchant himself, he said: “You don’t want to hire a man in your store, do you?” “Well,” said the merchant, “I don’t know; what can you do?” “Do?” said the man; “rather guess I can turn my hand to most anything – what do you want done?” “Well, if I was to hire a man it would be one that could lift well, a strong, wiry fellow, one for instance, that could shoulder a sack of coffee like that yonder, and carry it across the floor and never lay it down.” “There, now, Capting,” said the countryman,” that’s just me. I can lift anything I hitch to; you can’t suit me better. What will you give a man that will suit you?” “I’ll tell you,” said the merchant: “if you will shoulder that sack of coffee and carry it across the store twice and never lay it down. I will hire you a year at $100 dollars per month.” “Done,” said the stranger, and by this time every clerk in the store had gathered around and were waiting to join the laugh against the man, who walking up to the sack threw it across his shoulder with perfect ease, although extremely heavy, and walking with it twice across the store, went quietly to a large hook which was fastened tot he wall, and hanging it up, turned tot he merchant and said: “There, no, it may hang there till doomsday; I shall never lay it down. What shall I go about, mister? Just give me plenty to do and $100 a month and it’s all right.” The clerks broke into a laugh, and the merchant, discomfited, yet satisfied, kept his agreement, and today the green countryman is the senior partner in the firm, and is worth a million dollars. – [Utica Observer.
ARTICLE – A CHILD WHO RESEMBLES A TURTLE Kaufman (Texas) Times There is in this place a little negro girl, about five years old, bearing in many respects a striking resemblance to a loggerhead turtle. The nose is hardly more than an idea, while the eyes have that peculiar and unintelligible stare as if looking everywhere and seeing nothing. From the back of the neck downward an impression is easily distinguishable resembling the breast bone of a turtle. All the limbs are deformed, ending in web-footed claws, as if drawn up by an application of hot water. This monstrosity, strange as it may seem, possesses the power of speech, and shows a degree of intelligence entirely at variance with all heretofore preconceived ideas of an intelligent countenance. With an appetite which is insatiable in its demands, and a fondness for raw meat, especially fish; a courage, or rather an utter incapacity to appreciate danger; a love for aquatic sports, and a wild joy in the water, renders this negro girl, if such she may be called, a phenomenon unequalled in this or any other country.
ARTICLE Stories of ludicrous typographical blunders are legion in number. Here are a couple of good ones. By the dropping out of a single letter, the Book of Common Prayer once went to press with the sentence, “We shall all be changed in the twinkling of an eye,” transformed into “We shall all be hanged in the twinkling of an eye.” A poet who once wrote “See pale martyr in a sheet of fire,” was startled to see the line changed into “See the pale martyr with his shirt on fire..” Here is another funny mistake in punctuation. A minister was asked to read the following notice: “A man having gone to sea, his wife desires the prayers of the church,” and by the misplacing of a comma in reading it, gravely told the congregation that “A man having gone to see his wife, desired the prayers of the church.”
PIKEVILLE ITEMS U. S. Commissioner BELL, Deputy Collector MCENTIRE and Deputy Marshal GREEN have been in this section during the week looking after Revenue matters. We have heard of no arrests made by them, although they have made several vigorous attempts. Last Saturday, the fired several shots at JONES BOYETT who was fleeing from them, but he succeeded in making good his escape. There are twenty-four civil and thirty-six criminal cases on the Circuit Court docket that stand for trial at the next tem of court. ALEX B. NELSON and his wife, JESSE HANSON and ELIZABETH SPENCE have each instituted suit against MARTIN RITTER for $25,000 for false imprisonment. These parties were arrested, and NELSON and HANSON lodged in jail for a week, charged with the murder of THOMAS ADAMS, who afterwards came up alive and well. The corn crop in Marion County is said to be better this season than it has been since the war. It is now generally conceded that the court house at the election to be held on the first Saturday in September. Nobody seems to be taking any interest in the matter. REV. A. M. JONES of the M. E. Church South, will preach at Pikeville on the second Sunday in Sept.; at Hall’s Mill on Wednesday the 17; at Center on the 3d Sunday; at Friendship on the 24, and at Zion on the 4th Sunday in Sept.
JUDGE JAS. JACKSON was killed near Florence on the 14th. He was returning from a visit tot he Shoals with a party of ladies and gentlemen, when the team behind him ran into the Judge’s buggy, throwing him out, breaking his neck, and his daughter’s arm. He lost an arm in the late war, and was covered all over with wounds. One month previous to this sad accident, MR. BILL HOUGH on the same road and almost on the same spot, was killed by being thrown from a wagon.
We hear it reported that a negro and white man got into a difficulty in Pickens county a few days ago, in which each fired on the other at the same instant, and both fell killed or mortally wounded. No juries, jails, judges and jurists in that case – only coroner and undertaker needed.
The authorities of Princeton College have notified the parents or guardians of every member of the Sophomore class, that any student found guilty of “hazing” will be at once and irrevocably expelled. A wise step.
An eccentric individual of Meridian, sleeps in the graveyard because he has more confidence in the dead than the living.
A Georgia negro has been entirely successful in an exodus experiment. He got religion and got it very bad. He felt good and happy all over, indeed, he felt like he wanted to fly. Whereupon he greased himself, climbed upon a housetop, flew off and broke his neck.
A man in New Orleans was agreeably surprised to find a plump turkey served up for his dinner, and inquired of the servant how it was obtained. “Why sir,” replied Sambo “dat Turkey has been roosting on our fence tree nights. So this morning I seize him for de rent of de fence.”
A gentleman traveling on a train of cars recently said to the conductor: “Suppose the brakes should give way, where would we go to?” The conductor remarked that it wa simpossible for them to give way. But the gentleman again asked the question, when the conductor replied: “It all depends on what your past life has been.”
It is easier for a rich man to go through a needless sign than to sign a subscription paper for a new church.
There are forty lawyers and only three printers in Auburn prison.
ADVERTISEMENT BURRIS & BRO. No. 49 Main Street Columbus, Miss. We have now in store a full stock of general merchandise which we offer for sale very low, for the cash. Thankful for the liberal patronage heretofore extended to us, we hope by selling our goods much lower than in the past to be able to add largely to our already numerous list of patrons. Call and see our mammoth stock.
ADVERTISEMENT SHELL & BURDINE, Wholesale and retail druggist’s, Aberdeen, Mississippi. Are daily receiving at their Drug Store a very large stock of fresh goods of all kinds usually kept in a first class drug house, and will sell at bottom prices, for cash. All we ask is to give us a trial and we guarantee you will not go away dissatisfied for we are determined to sell goods so low that it will astonish you.
ADVERTISEMENT JOHN D. MORGAN. Wholesale and retail dealer in dry goods, staple and fancy groceries, hardware, wooden ware, willow ware, crockery ware, and tin ware. Boots and shoes, hats and caps. Plantation supplies, etc. would announce to his friends and patrons of Lamar and Fayette Counties, that he has in store, and is daily receiving one of the largest and best selected stocks of goods in the city, and invites everybody to call before buying elsewhere and examine his immense stock. It is no trouble to show goods, and when you look, you will be sure to buy for he keeps none but first class goods, and will not be under sold by any home in the city. Columbus, Miss. July 11th, 1879. J. S. ROBERTSON is with the above house, and would be pleased to serve his many friends at anytime.
ADVERTISEMENT DR. J. D. RUSH, with ERVIN AND BILLUPS, successors to M. W. HATCH; dealers in drugs, medicines, whiskey, tobacco, cigars, &c. Corner Main and Market Street. Columbus, Mississippi.
ADVERTISEMENT NATHAN BROTHERS dealers in whiskies, brandies, wines, cigars, tobaccos and pipes. Our Motto: Quick Sales and Small Profits. Columbus, Mississippi.
ADVERTISEMENT The Vernon Clipper. A brand new paper. Published in Lamar County, Ala. For $1.50 per annum.
VERNON CLIPPER. FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 1879
Our efficient and accommodating Circuit Clerk informs us that there are eighteen civil and forty-seven State cases on docket for the ensuing fall court.
MRS. GEORGE EARNEST has our thanks for a large musk-melon. It was real nice, and highly appreciated.
Some improvements were made on the streets last Wednesday by the town force.
Parker’s Santoine Worm Lozenges – the best, purest, and safest worm medicine in the world, at W. L. MORTON & BRO. Buy none but Parker’s lozenges. Children love them and cry for them.
It is proposed by the Sabbath School attendants to have an exhibition, consisting of charades, tableaux, etc., for the purpose of raising money to purchase the necessary literature required in the school.
We are under renewed obligation to MR. EDDIE MORTON, for playing the d--l for us on last Friday. Eddie is a noble young man and an expert with the roller.
MR. JAMES STEVENS, a clever young man from Miss. is spending a few days in town. “O, that water melon.”
We are pleased to see that the order at Sabbath School is so much improved, for the last Sabbath or two. Hope good deportment will continue, if so the school is sure of success.
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.
The Fort Payne Journal says: Mr. and Mrs. WILL CARROLL, who live near Lebanon, are the happy parents of triplets – two girls and one boy – which were born to them a few nights ago. The children weigh respectfully, four, five, and six and a half pounds.
PROF. REED and family are visiting relatives and friends in and around town.
MRS. BURROW, wife of our fellow townsman MR. JOHN T. BURROW, has been quite sick for the past week, but is improving today.
Court convenes the 3rd Monday in September.
Remember when you visit Aberdeen, to go to the house of LOUIS ROY and examine his stock. That popular house has a great name for integrity and honesty, and never uses humbug. Every article of dry goods shoes and boots, clothing, hats and fancy goods is fresh and warranted to give satisfaction.
POEM – THE PROGRESS OF LIFE – by Rev. R. T. BENTLEY
I dreamed I saw a little child at play, That gathered flowers which grew along its way: I dreamed I saw a youth in manhood’s pride Beside a maiden fair he called his bride; I dreamed I saw a brow o’er cast with care, And a group of youthful forms around him there; I dreamed I saw a man whose locks were gray’ I dreamed again, and he had passed away.
We are glad to learn the sick at MR. MART LAWRENCE’S is rapidly recovering usual health.
We presume the farmers are saving a large lot of fodder this nice weather.
MR. R. W. COBB has our thanks for past favors. A more genial and whole-soul gentleman is not to be found in the city.
Parties visiting Aberdeen would do well to call and examine the goods of R. A. HONEA & Son, Shell & Burdine, and Louis Roy. The above named firms are reliable, and we have no hesitancy in recommending them to the public.
The yellow fever at Memphis is about as reported last week. We see no account of it in other cities.
U. S. Revenue men have been in and around town within the last week. We learn they made several arrests for alleged illicit business.
ARTICLE – A LADY WHO HAS BEEN AWAKE ONLY 20 MINUTES A DAY FOR A YEAR. From a gentleman residing in an out township. Henry County, Ind., some 23 miles distant from Kingston, in a German settlement, are learned the particulars of the following most extraordinary case: There is at present a young woman, some 21 years of age, daughter of CASPER SCHMIDT, of the above neighborhood, who is to all appearance quite dead, having been in that state for nearly twelve months past. She awakens, however, once every 24 hours, precisely at 10 o’clock at night, and will converse with the family and others for about 20 minutes, when she will again relapse into the comatose state and remain so until 10 o’clock the following night, at which hour she revives to the minute, throwing out her arms and folding her hands together, and raising upon her shoulder until the spectator imagines that her bones are cracking. She remains in that laborious state for the space of 10 minutes, when she comes to a possession of her faculties. A singular feature of the case is the young lady recollects well if promised have been made her the previous night, and will be fretful for a time if the same are not fulfilled; but, singular to say, if the things are brought her she makes use of none of them, as she ears and drinks little, or in fact, nothing at all. She could never by persuaded to attempt to eat any food but three times during thirty-two days, and then put the three together, she did not eat any more than a child a year old would take. After conversing a few minutes this remarkable yung lady will suddenly clasp her hands together, throw her arms into the same manner as when awakening, and will return into the same somnolent state as before, until 10 o’clock the following night.
A Yale senior tried to chastise a sophomore editor of the college paper, but got so badly whipped that he had to go to bed. It won’t do to “tackle” an editor!
ADMINISTRATOR’S SALE By virtue of an order of the Probate Court of Lamar County, Alabama, I will offer for sale, on a credit until the 1st day f January 1880, at the late residence of JOHN SPROUSE, deceased, on the 6th day of September next, the following lands to wit: 46 2/3 acres in N E ¼ of N W. ¼ and N W ¼ of N E ¼ Sec. 23, and 53 1/3 acres in S ½ of S W ¼ and W ½ of W ½ of S E ¼ Sec. 14, T 16, R 16, as belonging to the estate of said JOHN SPROUSE deceased. The purchaser will be required to give note and good security for the purchase money. - GEORGE S. EARNEST, Admr. of estate of said JOHN SPROUSE, dec.
By virtue of an order of the Probate Court of Lamar County, Alabama, I will sell at Detroit, Ala., on the 11th day of September, 1879, for one fourth cash and the balance on 12 months credit, the following lands belonging to the Estate of JAMES HARRIS, deceased, to wit: S ½ of SW ¼ Sec 1, and SE ¼ of SE ¼ Sec 2 and E ¼ of NW ¼ Sec 12 T 12 R 16. - GEORGE S. EARNEST, Admr. of Estate of JAS. HARRIS, dec.
TUSKALOOSA FEMALE COLLEGE ALONZO HILL, A. M. President This Institution offers first-class facilities for the education of young ladies. Professional teachers in every department. Terms moderate. Correspondence solicited. For catalogues apply to the President at Tuskaloosa, Ala.
ADVERTISEMENT Go to W. L. MORTON & BRO. for Cuban Chill Tonic, the Great West Indies Fever and Ague Remedy, a great remedy from Cuba, guaranteed to cure Chills and Fevers, Biliousness and Liver Complaint, every time. Try it. Cheap and safe – the best Medicine in the world.
ADVERTISEMENT LOUIS ROY is selling more goods than any house in Aberdeen, he can on the account sell ten percent cheaper than any other house in the place.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION LAND OFFICE AT HUNTSVILLE, ALA. July 16th, 1879 Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and secure final entry thereof at the expiration of thirty days from the date of this notice, viz: JESSE M. STANFORD for the E ½ SW ¼ and NW ¼ SE ½ Sec 25 T 13 R 15 W, and names the following as his witnesses, viz: JOHN B. TAYLOR, of Lamar county, and JOHN T. NOLEN of Lamar County. JOHN M. CROSS, Register.
NOTICE – SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of an order of sale issued by W. G. MIDDLETON, Clerk of Circuit Court of Lamar County, Ala., to me directed, which execution is in favor of LEVI NORTHINGTON, and against J. M. RAY and others. I will offer for sale for cash at the Court House door of said county on the first Monday in September next, it being the first day of said month, the following real estate to wit: S ½ of N E ¼ & N E ¼ of NE ¼ Sec 35, and W ½ of SW ¼ Sec 36, T 12 R 16, levied on as the property of G. J. NICHOLS, also the W ½ of SW ¼ Sec 13 NE ¼ of NE ¼ Sec 13, and E ½ of SE ¼ Sec 21, NE ½ of NE ¼ Sec 28, T13 R 16, levied on as the property of W. T. EVANS, and will be sold to satisfy said execution in my hands. Sale within the usual hours. This the 1st day of August, 1879. - D. J. LACY, Sheriff
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF U. S. MAILS The Columbus Mail by way of Caledonia arrives Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays at 11 o’clock a.m. Leave same days at 1 p.m. FAYETTE MAIL Arrived on Wednesday and Saturday at 12 p.m. and leaves same days at 1 p.m. MOUNT CALM MAIL Leaves Wednesday at 7 a.m. arrives Thursday at 2 p.m. PIKEVILLE MAIL Arrives Fridays at 6 p.m., leaves Saturdays at 6 a.m. SCHEDULE OF MOBILE & OHIO R. R. Train leaves 6:30 am Train arrives 9:30 am Train leaves 3:20 pm Train arrives 6:30 pm Train goes through to Starkville on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Leaves Aberdeen going South at 4 o’clock p.m., returns at 8 p.m. Leaves Aberdeen going North at 7 o’clock a.m., return at 11 o’clock a.m.
ADVERTISEMENT R. A. HONEA & SON, Wholesale and retail dealers in staple and fancy groceries, Aberdeen, Miss. We would respectfully inform our friends, and the public generally, that we are at our old Stand next door to J. W. ECKFORD & Bro. (Old Presbyterian Block) and have in store and will keep constantly on hand a large and well selected stock of staple and fancy groceries. Bagging and ties, corn, oats, wheat bran, &c., which we will sell at rock bottom figures for cash. R. F. RAY, of Detroit, Ala. is salesman.
SCHOOL NOTICE BUTTAHATCHIE MALE AND FEMALE SEMINARY Monroe County, Miss. (nine miles west of Moscow, Ala.) The first session of this Institution will open on the 3rd Monday in June 1879, and continue 4 scholastic months. Board, including washing, lights, etc. from $1.50 to $5 per month. Tuition $1.50 to $2.00, $2.50 and $2.75 per month of 20 days. For particulars address the Principal. B. H. WILDERSON. Moscow, Lamar Co., Ala.
ADVERTISEMENT The American Centennial Cement. One of the most perfect and absolutely the best cement ever offered the public, is now being manufactured by A. A. SUMMERS and W. T. MARLER of this place, and for sale in every store in town. The Greatest Invention of the Age. No carpenter, farmer, blacksmith, printer, merchant, or other person who does anything at all, or has it done, can afford to do without this wonderful invention; it is convenient for its utility in every walk of life. Nothing will compare with it in mending broken Glass ware, crockery, china, wood, leather, ivory, shells, bone, and in fact every thing coming in contact with it, is firmly and imperceptibly sealed inseparably. We desire to place a bottle in the house of every family in the country. Will sell as wholesale or retail rates. For terms apply to A. A. SUMMERS, W. T. MARLER, Vernon, Alabama.
ADVERTISEMENT Use This Brand. Church % Co.’s Soda. Trade mark Registered February 12, 1878. Arm with Hammer Brand. Chemically Pure. Full Weight, Full Strength, Purest, and Best. Best in the world and better than any salarafus. One teaspoonful of this soda used with sour milk equals four teaspoons of the best baking powder, saving twenty times its cost. See package for valuable information. If the teaspoonful is too large and does not produce good results at first, use less afterwards.
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LAMAR DIRECTORY County Court – Meets on the 1st Monday in each month. Probate Court - Meets on 2nd Monday in each month. Commissioner’s Court – Meets on the 2nd Monday in February, April, July, and November.
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.
GEORGE A RAMSEY, Attorney at Law, Vernon, Ala. Will practice in the various courts of the 3rd Judicial Circuit. Special attention given to Supreme Court and U. S. District Court’s business.
EARNEST & EARNEST. W. S. EARNEST GEO. S. EARNEST. Attorneys at Law and Solicitors in Chancery, Birmingham & Vernon, Ala. Will practice in the Counties of this Judicial Circuit.
NESMITH & SANFORD. T. B. NESMITH, Vernon, Ala. JOHN B. SANFORD, Fayette C. H. Attorneys at Law. Partners in the Civil practice in the counties of Fayette and Lamar. Will practice separately in the adjoining counties. THOS. B. NESMITH. Solicitor for the 3rd Judicial Circuit. Vernon, Lamar Co., Ala.
MEDICAL DR. W. L. MORTON & BRO., M. W. MORTON, W. L. MORTON Physicians and Surgeons. Vernon, Lamar Co., Ala. Tender their professional services to the citizens of Lamar and adjacent county. Thankful for patronage heretofore extended, we hope to merit a respectable share in the future. Drug Store.
DR. G. C. BURNS. Vernon, Ala., Offers his Professional Services to the citizens of Vernon and vicinity.
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ADVERTISMENT ALEXANDER COBB & SON, Dealers in ready made clothing, dress goods, jeans, domestics, calicoes, silks, satins, millinery, embroidery, notice, &c. Hats, caps, boots, shoes, saddles, bridles, leather, &c. Tin, wooden, Hard and glass wares, crockery, &c. Salt, flour, meal, bacon, lard, soda, coffee, molasses, &c. Snuff and tobacco. Irish potatoes. Parties owing us will please come forward and settle up their accounts. Any of our friends who have traded with us liberally in the past can get any of the above mentioned goods at LOW prices for cash. We return thanks to our friends for the liberal patronage they have given us and hope they will continue the same.
ADVERTISEMENT W. H. NEWLON. COLUMBUS MARBLE WORKS. Tombstones, monuments, cenotaphs, etc. Made to order of fine marble or stone and in the best style of art. Orders for all kinds of stone work respectfully solicited. Prices reasonable and satisfaction given. Prompt attention to orders from a distance.
ADVERTISEMENT Bring your job printing to the CLIPPER. We print all kinds of blanks, deeds, mortgages, law briefs, cards, tags, circulars, bill heads, letter heads, note heads, statements, poster work. We propose to do all kinds of job printing as neat and as cheap as any city, either North or South, and our work is equal to any. When you want any kind of job printing done, please don’t fail to examine our specimens before going elsewhere. Blank Waive Notes for sale at this Office.
To correspondents. All communications for this paper should be accompanied by the name of the author; not necessarily for publication, but as an evidence of good faith on the part of the writer. Write only on one side of the paper. Be particularly careful in giving names and dates to have the letter and figures plain and distinct. Proper names are often difficult to decipher, because of the careless manner in which they are written.
POEM – THE FOUR VOICES – from Temple Bar.
By sober Brwon Beard, whom men guess to have seen Of winters and summers some thrity and seven, Tripped lightly Gold tresses of sweet seventeen, The bonniest creature on this side of heaven.
“How pleasant the evening sighs that stir The rusltling leaves of the woods so dim.” Such aimless words spake his lips to her, But his heart was muttering low to him:
“Oh, that the summer of life were spring! Oh, to have found her long summers ago! Is it yet too late? Would this bright young thing give the hope of her youth to – ah, no, no, no, no!”
“yes, pleasant it is when the woods grow dim, To hear the sound of the leaves that stir.” Such trivial words said her lips to him. But her heart was whispering low to her:
“is there ever a man like the man I see? A man like the Bayard of ages ago! he thinks me childish and foolish, ah me! Could he really care for – ah, no, no, no!”
Quoth his lips, “Good night, you are now at home.” Prayed his heart: “God love her, whosever she be!” Said her lips: “Good night, you were kind to come.” Sighed her heart: “No, he never, could never love me.”
SHORT STORY – BEARDOM OR BOREDOM? – from Springfield (Mass) Republican On the Bordeaux road, at Pau in the French Pyrenees, there is a quaint, old-fashioned house standing a little back from the street, with a large garden attached, divided into terraces on the slope of the hill and filled with sweet smelling flowers such as our grandmothers loved. In this delightful abode lived my dear old friend, Mme Du-Chesne, with whom I passed a portion of every summer. She had lived there seven and twenty years, and was called in Pau the “good little fairy,” for every servant that went into her household either left her to be married or was helped by her to “better” herself in whatever trade she preferred. The last time that I paid her a visit she had in her household two very pretty Basque maids, cousins, named Marie and Louise; as unlike in character as they were in looks. Marie was more graceful than pretty, with hazel eyes and chestnut hair, and a trick of holding her head back like a deer which was especially taking, and added to all the rest a very pretty figure. She was very neat, as honest as days light and as true as steel, but a more superstitious creature never breathed than Marie Borthery. She believed in every thing supernatural, from were wolves to flying men and women. Louise was really handsome and picturesque with her soft, dark eyes and peach-bloom complexion. She was absolutely unscrupulous and much addicted to story-telling. Mare was worth forty of Louise, but most people were at first attracted more by her cousin. There was one person, however, who truly appreciated Marie, viz: Jean Bantaa, Mme. Du-Chesne’s coachman. He paid devoted court to her, and it was soon understood in the household that they were engaged. Now Jean’s father was a mighty hunter, and in one of his expeditions to the mountains he had found and brought home a wee cub bear whose mother was dead. The little creature was brought up like a puppy in their household, learned to open the door, to hold plates, and became quite an accomplished bear. Jean always brought Bruno to the house when he came in the evenings to see Marie, but she eyed him with great suspicion. She tried to make herself like him because he was such a pet of Jean’s, but she could not get the idea out of her mind that Bruno was something supernatural changed into a bear, and as Bruno grew larger and stronger, she became absolutely afraid of him. The bear seemed to divine that she hated him and tried his best to lessen her fear of him by dancing and doing his tricks for her, and sometimes would poke his rough head between them when they were busy talking, which used to frighten Marie horribly. One evening after Bruno had been particularly lavish with his affectionate manners, Marie could bear it no longer, and burst into tears, to Jean’s amazement. “Have I said anything to hurt you?” he inquired, anxiously. “What is the matter, Marie? I can’t imagine what I did to frighten you, but I did not mean it.” “Oh! It was not you, Jean,” answered Marie between her sobs. “It was that nasty Bruno. I am sure he is the Evil One, he looks so wicked.” Jean laughed long and loud. “How can you be so silly, ma belle?” he said, when he could get his breath. “Poor Bruno, you don’t look like Satan.” And again he shouted with merriment, in which Louise joined. She was not a bit afraid of Bruno, but petted him and flirted with his master and enjoyed herself very much. “I am not so silly as you think me,” retorted Marie: “Don’t you remember the twin that was turned into a dog? If a man can do that, what’s to prevent the devil from becoming anything he fancies?” Jean argued the matter with her, but in vain. She could not be convinced, and for the time the matter dropped. At last the time came for fixing the wedding day. Marie wheedled and coaxed Jean to put Bruno into some menagerie, and at last she went so far as to make it the condition of her marrying him at all. Jean appealed to Mme. Du-Chesne, who argued with her. It did no good whatever. Then the cure was persuaded to speak to the girl, but the only answer he got was “I could not live under the same roof with the devil, Mde Cure: I could do nothing right there:’ and nothing could make her change her opinion. Jean at last got angry at her obstinacy, and after some very sharp words the engagement was broken off entirely. I appeared upon the scene at this time for my usual summer visit, and of course was put “an courant” of the household trouble by Mme. Du-Chesne. At Bigorre during the summer, Jean ignored Marie entirely and flirted with Louise, to whom a flirtation never came amiss. It soon became very evident that she was trying to eclipse her cousin, and Marie was proportionately miserable. “Do you know, my child,” the old lady said at last to her, ”that you are wrecking Jean’s happiness by your absurd fancies, and that if you are not careful, Louise will be Mme. Jean?” “Oh, I know it, I know it,” cried poor Marie, wringing her hands, “but I can not help it, madame.” At last, however, the climax came. The Franco-Prussian war was at its height, and, among others, Jean was drafted and sent to others. But before leaving Bigorre he was engaged, if her returned from the war, to marry Louise. Marie fretted herself sick over the dangers to which Jean was exposed, but Louise never seemed to give him a thought, and amused herself as well as she could in his absence. When the war was ended at last, she went to Paris with Jean’s family and we heard no more about them. Marie could not bear, after their departure, to remain in the old place, seeing the same faces and living the same life that she had when Jean was by her side. So Mme. Du-Chesne proposed that, as I was going to America-------a maid, I should take Marie------capacity, which I did. We had been in New York------years when, as I was crossing Times Square, I was attracted by -----brown bear, which had -------and had wound his chain-------branches in such a way that ------neither work up or down. A -----black bear held the other end of the chain and poked the bear with a long stick as an encouragement to descend. I became so interested in the performance that I stopped to see the end. Gradually I got pushed by the crowd to the curbstone, and heard the man speaking Bearnais to the bear. The face looked strangely familiar. I murmured “Jean-“ In an instant down went the stick and the chain, while throwing his arms in the air, he cried: “Mon Dieu, if it is not madame.” The crowd of course took a lively interest in the discovery that this waif had found a friend. Presently Jean said: “Madame remembers her old friend Bruno. Advance, my son, and five the paw to madame.” And to the joy of the populace and my discomfort, Bruno came forward and offered me an enormous black paw. I gave Jean my address, and the next day he appeared, bear and all, and told a sad tale. He had married Louise, had taken up the wine business, had been cheated out of his money: Louise had died and he was alone in the world. Marie, who had listened to Jean’s recital, observed grimly, “No wonder, for Bruno was always there.” They retired to the garden to talk over the matters and old days, the bears lying in the corner of the room, as good as kittens. In a short time the couple reappeared and Marie said: “Madame will not be sorry to hear that bear or no bear, I will marry Jean now. I prefer beardom to boredom, and perhaps I may learn to like Bruno yet.” But Jean was not to be outdone in generosity. “Be tranquil, madame, I will dispose of the animals. He peace of mind shall not be disturbed.” He was as good as his word and one bright summer morning I assisted at their wedding. After which they sailed for France. Not very long ago I received the following: Dear Madame: We are very comfortable in a little house Rue de Seine, where we let apartments to students. Since Bruno left us, our good fortune has returned. Did I not always say he was Satan? Jean thinks so too. I am dear madame’s faithful. Marie. P.S. – (from Jean) I can not believe that my ill luck came from that poor dear beast Bruno, but perhaps my good fortune came from having such an excellent wife.
ARTICLE A tobacconist of experience says the public have no idea how many women are buying prepared snuff wherewith to rub their teeth and gums, and the practice is increasing. This is known as “dipping” at the South, where it was supposed to be confined.
Rhode Island still supports 128 Indians, the remnant of the Narragansett tribe, on a reservation at Charlestown.
SCIENCE AND PROGRESS Among the novel applications of glass is the invention of HAMILTON L. BUCKNILL of England, who has recently patented in this country a railway sleeper made of east glass. MUSHROOMS – The cultivation of the common mushroom is carried on under ground in Paris to an enormous extent. The present daily production is estimated at 66,000 pounds, valued at $6,000 or $2,400,000 per annum. One cultivator has 21 miles of mushrooms-beds in a quarry at Mery. ADULTERATION OF DRUGS – A recent case is quoted showing that quinine is not given pure by druggists. A physician prescribed a stong dose of quinine for a patient suffering from a violent attack of fever. The second attack was worse than the first, and the doctor, doubting the druggist, made an analysis, and found the suspected quinine was much adulterated with salicine. SUSPENDED ANIMATION – Nitrate of amyl is a most powerful agent for quickening the action of the heart, and a few drops of this drug has an immediate and powerful influence in restoring the functions of the heart in cases of drowning, handing or fainting. It should therefore be always used (but with great caution) whenever an attempt is being made to restore life in am individual apparently dead, or when it is desirable to settle the question whether a person is really dead or not. The discovery of some means of preventing persons being buried alive is a boon to mankind. A second test may be used with the nitrate of amyl. Tie a cord around the finger. If the circulation has entirely stopped the part beyond the ligature never becomes any thicker, but if circulation continues, however slowly, the finger tips beyond the ligature will sooner or later begin to swell. THE LIGHT OF VENSUS AND MERCURY. – A singular and most unexpected discovery was made at the near approach of these two planets in September last by Mr. James Nasmyth, an English astronomer. It remains to be seen whether photography or spectrum analysis will some day give us the key to the enigma. The fact was then first----(large chunk cut out)---embodied to compare the brilliancy of Venus to polished silver, and that of Mercury to lead or zinc. The reason of this difference, which is theoretically exactly contrary to what we should expect, is at present unexplainable. SOLIDIFIED HYDROGEN – By the success which has been obtained in liquefying the gasses thus far supposed to be permanent, it appears certain that not only liquefaction, but also solidification has been achieved. Pictet, in a very recent experiment with hydrogen compressed at 650 atmospheres, found, on opening the stop-cock, that the gas issued with a noise life that of a hot iron bar under water, and it had a steel-blue color. The jet suddenly became intermittent, and then there followed a sort of hail of the sold particles of hydrogen, which fell with violence on the ground and produced a cracking noise. Afterward the stop-cock was closed, and there was evidence that a crystallization of hydrogen took place within the tube; but when the temperature was again raised, the gas issued as a liquid. M. Dumas, the President of the French Academy of Sciences, accepts these facts as full of confirmation of the theory long ago advanced that hydrogen is a gaseous metal. As water is an oxide of hydrogen, it follows from this that when a person drinks a glass of water he imbibes a metallic oxide. Nature, in mentioning these performances, coupled with them another, which it regards as yet more remarkable from a scientific point of view. M. Pictet has been able to measure, with a very close approach to accuracy, the volume occupied by a given weight of oxygen in the liquid state. This was found to agree with the volume calculated for the sold or liquid gas on, theoretic considerations by M. Dumas. By means of two Nico prisms, M. Pictet observed the jet of liquid oxygen in polarized light, and found strong evidence of the presence of solid particles. As in the chemical nomenclature the final ending “um” has been adopted for all metals, it is proper to call this metallic hydrogen, “Hydrium,” a name which has already been used by the latest authors or German text-books or chemistry, even before hydrogen has been liquefied or solidified.
ARTICLE Between 1860 and 1870 our farmers increased 18 percent on the numbers of 1860. In that decade artificial flower makers increased 100 percent; billiard and bowling saloon keepers increased 400 percent; showmen increased 400 percent. Manufacturing establishments increased in this same decade 80 percent.
The New Haven Register sees one advantage in warm weather. At no other season of the year can you spread the butter on the children’s bread so evenly and so thinly.
ARTICLE – A CARNIVOROUS GOOSE In communicating to Nature an account of a goose which had learned to eat flesh, the Duke of Argyll remarks upon the circumstance as being extremely curios, but at the same time notes the fact that cows are largely fed on fish offal in Scandinavia. This carnivorous goose is in the possession of Mr. W. Pike, of the island of Achill, Ireland, and was hatched in 1877 by a tame eagle. The eagle having laid three eggs, Mr. Pike took then away, substituting for them two goose eggs, upon which the eagle sat, and in due time hatched two goslings. One of these died, and was torn up by the eagle to feed the survivor, who, to the great surprise of its foster-parent, refused to touch it or any other flesh-meat offered by the eagle. In course of time, however, the goose learned to eat flesh, and now the eagle always calls it by a sharp bark whenever there is any fresh meat in the cage. On hearing the call the goose hastens to the cage, and greedily swallows all the flesh and offal which the eagle gives it.
ARTICLE At what time in a horse’s life may be said to be in “his prime?” Ninety-nine percent of our horses are destroyed by abuse, overwork or neglect, mostly before they arrive at maturity. I know by experience that a 10-year old horse will do his work better, and more of it, than a horse 5 years old. I knew a small, well bred butcher’s horse in England, which was 39 years old, and he had been at that business many years, and butchers did not then drive slow by any means. I knew a horse broken at 14 years old, which for the next 14 years could endure excessive driving without getting off his feed, or showing injury or fatigue.
OATMEAL PUDDING. – To a quart of milk allow four tablespoonfuls of Irish oat-meal, four tablespoonfuls of flour, and a little salt. Bring the milk to a boil – using a farina-kettle or a tin-pail set into a kettle of boiling water – and stir in the meal and flour made smooth in cold milk. Stir constantly for fifteen or twenty minutes, then set back for fifteen minutes before turning out. Eat with cream and sugar.
LEMON TEA. Green tea, cool, and with half a lemon squeezed into it. Makes an excellent drink.
ADVERTISEMENT An important Geological Fact. Geology has shown us that Nature accomplishes her greatest revolution in the earth’s surface conformation slowly. Every year the river makes its channel Geeper, the glacier wears a deeper gorge in the Alpine rock and the ocean tide deposits the sand it has crumbled from the rocks upon which it breaks. We note the earthquake and the devastating hurricane; but these changes are so gradual man seldom observes them until the channel ahs become overhanging cliffs, or a mountain has disappeared before the icy stream, or the ocean has given us a Florida. Thus it is in disease. Our attention is attracted by acute diseases, as fevers, cholera, etc. while chronic diseases (often the most dangerous in result) being slow in their development, are seldom noticed until they have made an almost ineffaceable impression upon the system. Persons believing themselves comparatively healthful are oft times the victims of these disease, and lonely become aware of their presence when relief is almost impossible. Diseases of the liver and stomach are the commonest of these chronic affections. Dr. Pierce’s Golden Medical Discovery and Pleasant Purgative Pellets are never-failing remedies for these diseases. They produce a healthful secretion of the bile, prevent indigestion by regulating the bowls, and impart a vigorous tone to the whole system.
ADVERTISEMENT 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 Louisana certainly proves that it is an excellent remedy, and that the compositon of it, as published by its proprietors, Wheelock, Finlay, & Co., of New Orleans, is indorsed by them. Against Chills and Fever, Dumb chills and enlarge spleen ehter is not better remedy in the world. For sale by all druggists.
What everybody says must be true, and eveydoy does say that Natioanl Yeast is the best. All grocers sell it.
Chew Jackson’s Best Sweet Navy Tobacco.
Big wages summer and winter. Samples free. National copying Co. 800 W. Madison St., Ind.
Popham’s Asthma specific. Instant relief. Sold by druggists. Trial free. Address T. Popham & Co., Philadelphia, Pa.
$2000 a year easy made in each county. Good business men and agents. Add’s J. B. Chapman, 69 West St., Madison, Ind.
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$350 a month – Agents wanted – 36 best selling articles in the world, one sample free. Address Jay Bronson, Detroit, Mich.
Write to Miller’s Great Business College, Keckuk, Iowa
Young men wanted to learn telegraphing. Salary $40 to $70 per month when qualified. Western Tel. Institute, Sedalla, Mo.
That little paint store. No. 10 S. Fourth Street, St. Louis, Mo., will sell you lower than anybody, all kinds of brushes, paints, varnishes, wax, paper, flower and artists material. Please write us.
Agents read this. We will pay agents a salary of $100 per month and expenses, or allow a large commission, to sell our new and wonderful inventions. We mean what we say. Samples free. Address Sherman & Co., Marshall, Mich.
Dykes Bear Elixir---(too small, can’t read)
Ridge’s Food for Infants and Invalids. Experience is an excellent teacher. Those who have used Rhodes Food will us it again, and those who have not are respectfully requested to do so.
Needles, parts and findings for all sewing machines. Largest house in the west. Orders solicited. new price list just out mailed free to the trade. Send card with address. W. M. Blelock, 604 N. 14th Street, St. Louis, Mo.
$25 every day can be easily made with out well augers and drills. One man and one horse required. We are the only makers of the Tiffin Wellboring and rock-drilling machine. Warranted the best on earth! Many of our customers make from $50 to $40 a day, book and circulars free. Address, Loomis & Nyman, Tiffin, Ohio.
Best Press Extant. For Horse, hand or power. Three years in use. Universal success. price complete for power, except wood work, only $43.00. Southern Standard Press Co., Meridian, Miss.
ADVERTISEMENT The only 25 cent Ague Remedy in the world. Thermaline. A safe and reliable substitute for quinine. The best known remedy for all diseases, caused by malarial poisoning, being a preventive as well as a certain cure for fever and ague, chills & fever, dumb ague, ague cake, remittent, intermittent fevers, kidney disease, liver and bowel complaints, dyspepsia, and general debility; the best general tonic for debilitated systems. Price, 25 cents per box. Sold by all druggists in this town. Mailed on receipt of price by Dundas Dick & Co., 35 Wooster Street, New York. Explanatory book mailed free on application.
A Table Book and Introductory Arithmetic! By Lydia Nash. Price. 15 cents. Free by mail. Apply to the author 88 Broad St. Elizabeth, N. J.
ADVERTISEMENT Graefenberg Vegetable Pills. Mildest ever known, cure malarial diseases, headaches, biliousness, indigestion and fevers. These pills tone up the system and restore health to those suffering from general debility and nervousness. Sold by all druggists. 25 cents per box.
ADVERTISEMENT Occidentalis. No aloes! No Quinine! No poisonous drugs! A never-failing cure for fever and ague. Does not affect the head, nauseate the stomach or gripe the bowels. A pleasant, speedy and reliable remedy for Female Diseases. Its use prevents Malarial poison from accumulating in t the system. It keeps the stomach in a healthy condition, Preventing Diarrhea and Dysentery. Cures constipation and piles. Quiets nervous excitement. Induces refreshing sleep and exerts a salutary influence upon all the functions of the body. Is an invaluable household remedy. Sold wholesale by R. H. McDonald & Co, N. Y.; Van Schaack, Stevenson & Co, Chicago; Richardson & Co., St. Louis. A. & V. C. Miller, Proprietors, 722 Washington Avenue, St. Louis.
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ADVERTISEMENT DR. CLARK JOHNSON’S INDIAN BLOOD SYRUP. Cures dyspepsia. Cures liver disease. Laboratory, 77 W. 3d. St., New York City. Late of Jersey City. Cures fever and ague. Cures scrofula and skin disease. Cures biliousness. Cures heart disease. Cures rheumatism and dropsy. Cures nervous debility. Trademark (picture of an Indian). The best remedy known to man! Dr. Clark Johnson having associated himself with Mr. Edwin Eastman, an escaped convict, long a slave to Wakametkla, the medicine man of the Commanches, is now prepared to lend his aid in the introduction of the wonderful remedy of that tribe. The experience of Mr. Eastman being similar to that of Mrs. Chas. Jones and son, of Washington County, Iowa, an account of whose sufferings were thrillingly narrated in the New York Herald of Dec 15, 1878, the facts of which are so widely known, and so nearly parallel, that but little mention of Mr. Eastman’s experiences will be given here. They are, however, published in a neat volume of 300 pages, entitled “Seven and Nine Years Among the Commanches and Apaches: of which mention will be made hereafter. Suffice it to say that for several years Mr. Eastman, while a captive, was compelled to gather the roots, gums, barks, herbs, and berries of which Wakemetkla’s medicine was made, and is still prepared to provide the same materials for the successful introduction of the medicine to the world; and assures the public that the remedy is the same now as when Wakametkla compelled him to make it. (Picture of another Indian) Wakametkla, the Medicine Man. Cures female diseases. Cures dyspepsia. Cures constipation. Cures humors in the blood. Cures coughs and colds. Cures indigestion. Nothing has been added to the medicine and nothing has been taken away. It is without doubt the best purifier of the blood and renewer of the system ever known to man. This syrup possesses varied properties. It acts upon the liver. It acts upon the kidneys. It regulates the Bowels. It purifies the Blood. It quiets the Nervous system. It promotes digestion. It nourishes, strengthens and invigorates. It carries off the old blood and makes new. It opens the pores of the skin, and induces healthy perspiration. It neutralizes the hereditary taint or poison in the blood, which generates Scrofula, Erysipelas and all manner of skin diseases and internal humors. There are no spirits employed in its manufacture, and it can be taken by the most delicate babe, or by the aged and feeble, care only being required in attention to directions. (Picture of another Indian) Edwin Eastman in Indian Costume. A correct likeness of Mr. Edwin Eastman after being branded by the Indians in 1860. Seven and Nine Years among the Commanches and Apaches. A neat volume of 300 pages being a simple statement of the horrible facts connected with the sad massacre of a helpless family and the captivity, tortures and ultimate escape of its two surviving members. For sale by our--------Price. $1.00. The incidents of the massacre, briefly------distributed by agents, free of charge ----. Mr. Eastman, being almost -----engaged in gathering and curing-----the medicine is composed, the -----ment devolves upon Dr. John------been called, and is known as ------Dr. Clark Johnson’s Indian Blood Syrup. Price of Large Bottles----- Price of small bottles------ Read the voluntary testimonials of those who have been cured by the use of -----Blood Syrup in you own ------. Testimonials of Cures. DYSPEPSIA AND INDIGESTION. Greensburg, St. Helena County, Ia. Dear Sir: This is to certify that after trying various kinds of medicine in vain for dyspepsia and indigestion, I got some of you wonderful Indian Blood Syrup, which I took according to directions and was greatly benefited thereby. It is an excellent remedy. Chas. A. Dyson. A WONDERFUL CURE. Fisherville, Merrimack Co., N. H. May 11, 1879. Dear Sir: - This is to certify that after trying your Indian Blood Syrup for rheumatism, neuralgia and liver complaint, and have never been troubled since. I never knew a well day before I took your medicine. Mrs. H. Knowlton. LIVER COMPLAINT. Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Miss. Dear Sir – This is to certify that I have used some of the Indian Blood Syrup for disease of the liver and have been very much benefited thereby. I can recommend it to all similarly affected. A. O. Cox, Sheriff. FOR BRONCHITIS. Lentzville, Limestone County, Ala. Feb 15, 1879. Dear Sir – My wife has been afflicted for several years with chronic bronchitis, and, after trying all other remedies and finding no relief, I purchased some of your very excellent Indian Blood Syrup, which she used, and, after a fair trial, I have no hesitation in recommending it to the afflicted. Rev. Jesse James. CURES DYSPEPSIA. Piney Grover, Alleghany Co., Md. Jan 24, 1879. Dear Sir: I have been afflicted with dyspepsia for several years, and have tried every kind of medicine, but to no effect. I was induced to try your Indian Blood Syrup and purchased four one-dollar bottles, which entirely cured me. C. Craword. CURES AGUE. Caddo, Choctaw Nation, Ind. Terr, Feb 28, 1879. Dear Sir: This is to certify that your Indian Blood Syrup has cured me of chills, which had been annoying me for a long time. I can cheerfully recommend it to all sufferers with chills and fever. It is the best medicine I ever used, and would not be without it. Mrs. John Blue. CURES RHEUMATISM. Mannington, Marion Co., W. Va., March 4, 1879. Dear Sir: I have been bothered for several years with rheumatism, and was unable to find anything to relieve me, I got some of your Indian Blood Syrup, which relived me wonderfully----.
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