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Vernon Clipper 31 Oct 1879

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NEARING THE SNOW LINE – O. W. Holmes Slow toiling upward from the misty vale, I leave the bright, enameled zones below; No more for me their beauteous bloom shall glow, Their lingering sweetness load the morning gale; Few are the slender flowerets, scentless, pale That on their ice-clad stems all trembling blow Along the margin of unmelting snow; Yet with unsaddened voce they verge I hail, White realm of peace above the flowering line Welcome thy frozen domes, they rocky spires! O’er the undimmed the moon girt planets shine On they majestic altars fade the fires That filled the air with smoke of vain desires, And all the unclouded blue of heaven is thine!

SONG OF A SWING – by Dora Read Goodale, in the Christian Union Between the leafy trees that toss Their branches to the summer sky, Their hangs an open swing; And now a footstep passes by, And float a maiden’s words across The summer silence, deep and high, And reach me where I listening lie, And thus I hear her sing.

The winds blow over the open plain, And free as the wind I swing, The birds dip deep in the quivering sky, And free as the swallow can be am I, Tho’ never so high I dare to fly, As merrily may I sing!

Low winds and lower dip among the grass, Sweep along your emerald floor, touch me as I pass, High, birds, and higher, reach the infinite sky Wishful hearts may well aspire – you can only fly! Now about me falters n Sunlight through the shade, Higher! For I can not rest Till I see the robin’s nest, And the four blue eggs within That the mother bird has laid!

Now is folded faster round me All the trees intense green Leafy ----close about me As I sweep between! Fly the birds and I fly with them Farther would I dare to range, Beating to a boundless rhythm, Set to music wild and strange! Low, winds, and lower, dip among the grass, Sweep along your emerald floor, touch me as I pass, High, birds, and higher, reach the infinities sky, Wishful hearts may well aspire – you can only fly!

WHEN THE SHIP COMES IN. A sweet-faced woman and a sweet-faced child are wandering among the shipping docks of the great city. The woman is plainly dressed, but evidently in her best attire, and there is a touch of gentility in her finery, in the real lace collar, relic of better days, perhaps, the pearl earrings and the neat gloves. The child is neatly dressed, too, and, as she clasps the woman’s hand, looks love at her guardian. But the woman’s face is not at its best now; there is an anguished expression upon it, a careworn look, and a faint wrinkle upon the pale forehead that ages her and lessens the charm of her features. She is inquiring of the dock-men, of the stevedores, of the loungers about the wharves, whether the brig Good Luck has come in. She always received the same reply to her eager question, and that reply is, that the brig Good Luck has been lost a month ago, dashed on a ice shore, and ground to pieces by the sea, and will never come in – never – never more. If they told her, she wouldn’t believe them, for the woman and her child have supreme faith – feel as sure as God rules that the brig Good Luck will come in soon with cargo and crew, though they have been asking the same question and same prayer for may and may a day. Then she goes across the street and winds her way among the bales and boxes and passing carts, and though all the hubbub and bustle of the wharf, and climbs a flight of stairs to where the brig owners have their office. They are used to seeing her. They smile sadly when she enters with the child, and look significantly at one another, as much as to say: “Poor thing! She’s mad. No wonder, no wonder!” Mad! yes, she is mad with “hope deferred.” with anxiety to meet her husband, Cabel Selter, master of the brig Good Luck; to meet the mast of the brig, her husband and the father of her child. God of Heaven, why does he stay away from her so long? “Is the Good Luck in yet?” she asks of a clerk. “Not yet, ma’am.” “She is expected, of course, today?” “Of course.” “There’s a vessel coming in now. I see the tall masts. Look! Look!” pointing out of the office window to the river front. “Maybe that’s it! Ellie, dear, look! There’s father’s vessel, with father on board!” The child clasps her little hands at the sight. “Sorry to say that ain’t it, ma’am,” says the clek, relapsing into his calculations and paying no more attention to the woman. She stares out of the open window at the approaching vessel drawn by a tug, and then with a blank look upon her face,a nd a moan that is heart-rending, says: “No, Ellie, no! That is not the Good Luck. I see the figure-head; the figure head of the Good Luck is an angel; a white and gold angel. No, No! That isn’t it.” “But papa will soon come home won’t he, mamma?” whispered the child. Old Mr. Tawman, who is the head of the establishment here, now comes from behind the desk, and, approaching the woman, says in a kindly tone: “Mrs. Selter, sit down. Make yourself as comfortable as you can in a dingy office like the. here, little one, come here. Give me a kiss. A bright, pretty little dear, Mrs. Selter.” “She looks pale,” said the mother. “She is tired, she has been waling too much.” The old gentleman sits down and lifts the little girl on his knee and kisses her. She winds her arms about his neck and exclaims: “You’ll tell my papa to come soon, won’t you?” “Yes, dear.” It was the habit of this firm to pay a sort of pension monthly to the widows of captains who were lost in their service. It was not much of a stipend, being only half pay, but it was certainly a blessing in very many cases. Mrs. Selter had always received her husband’s money here, while he was at sea, or it was sent to her when she was sick or the weather was bad. “Ah, Mr. Tawman, I’m sure the Good Luck will be in today.” “Certainly it will. What’s to hinder it?” he answers. He puts the child down and goes over to his desk, and unlocking his drawer he takes out an account-book and begins writing a receipt. Then goes over into the Cashier’s room. While he is there the Telegraph Clerk calls him over. Click, clickity, click goes the magic instrument repeating its dot and dash message. “Hear that?” says the operator. “That’s news for you!” The proprietor could read every word by its sound. “It’s like a message from God,” says Mr. Tawman, reverently. “I must not tell her.” He comes back to where the woman is sitting, his face is flushed with emotion; some strange excitement. He throws into her lap a bundle of bank notes.” “There, Mrs. Selter, now go home. Take a car at the door.” “Oh, I’m not tied. And I should like to be here when the brig comes in. But I thank you so much, so much.” “Here, little one,” says the good hearted Tawman, “here’s something for you to buy candies with.” he puts into her tiny outstretched hand a bright quarter of a dollar, and laughs at the wonder and delight of the little recipient. “I’ll keep this for my papa.” Poor little thing, she is weary unto sleep. She cuddles herself in the big chair and sinks into slumber in an instant. “Now, Mrs. Selter, you’ve had no dinner,” says Tawman. “Oh, yes, sir.” “Yesterday, perhaps, but I mean today. Go down with Mr. Pelton there, our young man, and get something to ear. You see we have arrangements for the comforts of our clerks. We give them a hot dinner, and a good dinner, too. There’s nobody there.” “Go down there and ask the waiter, George,” addressing Mr. Pelton, whom he had summoned, “to give this good lady a cup of teas and a piece of toast, some chicken and all that.” Then pausing a moment, as if propriety and philanthropy are struggling for mastery in his mind. “No, no, George. Tell Henderson to send the dinner up into the room here; that’s better!” The young man leaves the room. Then Mr. Tawman enters the office again and consults the telegraph operator. “Send this message at once, Mr. Lindsey, if you please.” he writes something, and the operator clicks it off at once. It’s a long message, a very long message indeed; but the President’s message itself is not half so important, so interesting to those whom it concerns. Then by the time the message is sent, the dinner is ready in Mr. Tawman’s private office, when Mrs. Selter partakes of it, but does not think proper to waken the weary child that she may eat also. Then Mr. Tawman says: “Now, you had better go. I’ll see to the child. I’ll bring the little girl up with me tonight.” “No, no!” exclaims the mother. “I must have my Ellie with me always, sir. you are very good, though, sir. So very good! And is there no news of the Good Luck?” “Not a word, I’m sorry to say.” “It can’t be possible. The brig must come in today.” “I’m sure I hope so, with all my heart and soul, Mrs. Selter.” “I know you do,” she responds with a sigh. “Now go. I’m sorry you have to waken the child, but I suppose you can’t help it.” “Come, Ellie,” says the mother, touching her lightly on the shoulder. The child with a start awakens and cries, “Is it my papa? Dear, dear papa?” Then, seeing her disappointment, she burst into tears. “Don’t cry, dear, don’t cry. The brig will come in. Don’t cry!” The good old man speaks soothingly to the sobbing child; and the mother catching her hand walks slowly and sadly away, followed by Mr. Tawman, who lifts the little girl down stairs and helps both her and her mother into a car. The next morning the woman is again loitering about the wharves with the same agonized inquiry. She again puts the question to the wharfmen, and again receives only the same answers. Then, as before, she seeks the office of the brig owners, still accompanied by her little girl, and asks: “Has the brig Good Luck come in yet?” “Not yet, ma’am.” She sighs and looks out of the window at the shipping. She says she will wait for Mr. Tawman and sits down. When Mr. Tawman comes in, as usual he greets her very kindly, and kisses the little girl and says: “I’m sorry the brig isn’t in yet!” “Will it be in today?” “I hope so.” And he goes behind his desk and looks over his letters. He has not long been engaged in his correspondence when a scream from the woman startles him. She has risen and is pointing excitedly our of the window. “Here is a ship coming in. Look! Look!” “That’s not it, “ says a clerk, “that’s a schooner.” “Oh, no!” adds Mr. Tawman, “that’s not the Good Luck.” “It is! It is!” She darts from the office, dragging the child after her, runs across the bustling wharf out to the very edge of the water. Mr. Tawman rushed to the window, opens it and calls to her. To no purpose, however. All the clerks cluster about the window to catch her. “This woman is mad!” says one. “She is going to drown herself.” Tawman says quietly to the telegraph operator. “It’s the Mary.” The schooner is being towed up the river by a tug. She is making preparations to anchor in the stream opposite the wharf. All this time Mrs. Selter is standing in the midst of a crowd of excited people waving her handkerchief and the little girl is waving hers. “Look! Look! There! There’s a man overboard!” cried one of the clerks. A cry of alarm goes up from the wharf. “Thunder!” exclaims Mr. Tawman, thoroughly aroused. “What does that mean?” “He’s swimming like a fish,” says a clerk. “He has landed. Hark at the cheers!” “God of Mercy! Look! Look!” shouted the operators. “She is hugging him; so is the little girl. It’s Capt. Selter!” “Thank God!” exclaimed Tawman, “and pray heaven she may not sink under the shock. Poor woman. How she clings to the drenched man. Dear! Dear!” Then he puts on his hat and ruins down the steps like a boy, and darts over to where husband and wife and child are united and happy. “The Good Luck’s come in!” yells old Tawman, lustily. “Ah!” he exclaimed, shaking the Captain by the hand, and not caring for the gaping and wondering crowd all around him, “this is good luck, isn’t it, eh! Did you get my telegram?” When the man can speak he answers, “Yes” “I planned it all!” chatters old Tawman. “You see I got a dispatch yesterday, from the Breakwater, saying that Capt. Selter had been picked up on a raft by the schooner Mary. The shock would have been worse for her if I hadn’t told her, when I put her on the car yesterday, that the brig would come in; and come in it did. Over to the office every one of you, and after dinner and dry clothes, Cap., we’ll have a talk about business. Come on!”

“John,” says a Philadelphia father to his boy who was about to be married, “Shall I buy you a nice shot-gun?” “O, Father,” returned the coming bridegroom, “ain’t you ashamed? She ain’t that kind of a girl.” – Philadelphia Chronicle

NORDENSKJOLD’S DISCOVERIES THE PEOPLE OF THE NORTHERN SHORES OF RUSSIA The Copenhagen correspondent of the Pall Mall Gazette has been furnishing that paper with a summary of the reports of Prof. Nordenskjold of the Swedish Arctic expedition. The following is an interesting extract: “During the 6th and 7th of September the Vega steamed on slowly along the coast; but one the 8th she was obliged to anchor; and on the morning of the 9th, the natives having by signs invited Prof. Nordenskjold to come on shore, he landed with most of his companions and visited the Tschuktschers’ tents, which were generally covered inside with the skins of reindeer, and lighted and warned by lamps burning train-oil. The travelers were kindly received, and treated most hospitably, the provisions of the natives for the moment being plentiful. In one tent reindeer flesh was being boiled in a large iron pot; in another the natives were occupied in dressing two newly shot reindeer. In a third tent an old woman was busy preserving the contents of the reindeer’s stomachs, a greenish, spinach-like looking substance, in a bag made of sea-skin, evidently as a delicacy for the winter; the half-digested vegetables being looked upon by the natives as a great delicacy. They are missed with the green buds of trees, allowed to ferment and then to freeze, and in winter are stewed and eaten with meat or boiled into a kind of vegetable soup. Others of the natives were occupied in filling sealskin bottles with train-oil. Children swarmed everywhere; they were evidently kindly treated, and looked healthy. Outside the tents the children were covered up in skins, but inside they were nearly naked, like the women, who only work a skin cover round the waist probably a reminiscence of the habit which prevailed when they inhabited a much warmer climate. The result of botanical and zoological researches was unsatisfactory, and the scraping along the sea bottom was also without result. In the sea only one walrus and some seals were observed and a number of the swimming snipe (belonging to the family of the Phalaropus). At the mouth of a small, nearly dried-up river was discovered a burial place containing a large number of burned bones covered with turf and stones. It was the first time any ship had been there, and the arrival of the Vega was a great event, and was quickly noised about, the consequence being a succession of fresh arrivals from the interior, and numerous visits. It is remarkable how closely the implements used by the natives resemble, even to the minutest details, those employed by the Esquimaux, which will be shown by comparison when the Professor returns. M. Nordenskjold writes: “As in 1875 and 1876, I could not make any use of the different articles whihch I had brought with me for barter with the natives, who, however, accepted eagerly even Russian paper money. This time I unfortunately took only Russian money with me; but this is quite useless here. A note of 25 rubles is thought less of here that a gilt sheet of paper covering a piece of soap; and gold or silver coin is of less value than a gilt button, and to be of any use for bartering must first be perforated, so as to be able to serve as an ear-ring. What is in most demand here are coarse needles, darning needles, knives, especially large ones, axes, saws, drilling implements, shirts made of linen or wool, dyed in brilliant colors, neckties, tobacco and, I need hardly add, brandy, for which the natives would sacrifice anything, but which I have refused to serve out to then generally. The people are sharp and cunning, and trained up from childhood to be sharp in their dealings and bartering with the American traders, who assemble at a market held on the Island of Irbit. It is stated that the skin of a beaver is sometimes paid for with a leaf of tobacco. Tobacco is here generally used by the men, and by women also when they have a chance. It is usually smoked in short, curiously constructed pipes, which every adult make carried about with him. Usually the tobacco serves first for chewing purposes; it is afterward placed behind the ear to dry, and is then in fine condition for smoking in a pipe. Salt is never used, but sugar is considered a great delicacy. Coffee is at a discount, but tea is drunk with evident relish. Dr. Almgirst has examined the eyes of a great number of natives, and has found that color-blindness is nearly unknown. At first the natives refused to submit to the examination, but were finally induced to do so, tempted by a glass of brandy containing 1 ½ cubic inches, and this small quantity was in several cases sufficient to produce an incipient state of intoxication, in which condition the natives were good natured and not at all quarrelsome. Not a few had round their necks amulets, which they would not part with at any price, and one, who probably had been baptized, wore a Greek cross. His religion, however, was in any case only skin deep, as he crossed himself with great reverence for the sun in our presence; otherwise we have been unable to discover any kind of religion or religious ceremonies. The clothes of the men are mad of the skin of e reindeer, or in a few cases of bear-skins, with the hair turned outward; on the feet moccasins are worn. The hair of the head is shaved off, except a narrow border, which is combed down over the forehead, and generally the ears are pierced; the women are tattooed in the face, and wear a kind of fur robe reaching to the knees. Occasionally the men are painted with a Greek cross on both cheeks.”

A CASE OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT Yesterday morning, while a widow of some 45 summers was quietly sitting in the ladies reception room at the car shed, waiting for the outward-bound Macon train to back down, a short, heavy-set gentleman, with shaggy whiskers, deliberately walked up to her, and, without the slightest warning or the shadow of introduction, began making a proposal of marriage in the most earnest manner imaginable. After expressing in unmistakable and ardent language the fervor of his impromptu affection, he stated that he was the owner of 1,000 acres of land in the western portion of the State, and had the honor to be the fond parent of two interesting children, aged respectively 7 and 8 years, and who were at that moment enjoying the privilege of excellent schooling. He then proceeded to beg her to marry him at once, and if she could not make it convenient to do so then and there, please to register a promise that she would, under no circumstances, put the wedding off longer than the ensuing Saturday. The off-hand lover spoke in such a rapid and impassioned strain that is was impossible to check him until the tale had been told. Whereupon the elderly lady, having recovered from the confusion and amazement inseparable for a courtship so starling in character, blushingly, but firmly, informed him that he was a “rank” stranger to her, having never laid eyes on him before; that she was taken completely aback by his off-hand, though warm proposal; that she had not even the pleasure of knowing his name, and, while she appreciated his kindly sentiment for her, she could not consent to become his wife on such exceedingly short notice. Upon this he granted her a brief hour for reflection and waked away, returning promptly before the departure of the Macon train, and, taking a seat beside her in the ladies car, was again pressing his suit in the most urgent manner as the reporter passed out of the shed. – [Atlanta Constitution.

A WOMAN WHOM NOBODY SEEMS TO WANT Alice Brown was before Judge Jecko in the First District Police Court yesterday morning, charged with being an idler and a vagrant. Alice has had a varied experience within the past year. She is a good-looking blonde, about 22 years of age. Not long ago she was employed as a domestic in the house of some of the most prominent citizens of Denver, Colorado. Her aspiring son was not satisfied with this lowly but honest existence, and in consequence the Mayor of Denver gave her a pass to Kansas City. At Kansas City she was not appreciated, and at the suggestion of the authorities, and by their aid, she came to this city. But St. Louis did not want her here and she was sent back to Kansas City. Two days afterwards she reappeared on the streets of St. Louis, complaining that they would not let her stay at the former place. Alice thought so much traveling was undermining her health, and, at her earnest prayers, she was sent to the Female Hospital. The physician in charge found that she was in excellent health, and a reasonable amount of work was suggested as the proper thing for Alice to do. This, however, did not accord with her ideas. She was then sent from the hospital to the Work-house, and upon her discharge from the latter institution was forwarded to Greenville, Ill. The Mayor of that town immediately returned her to this city. What to do with Alice in order to get rid of her is not the question. Judge Jecko fined her $25, and in default of payment she will spend the next two months in the Work-house. – “St. Louis Times-Journal

IT WAS a conscientious mob that destroyed Smythe’s Hotel, at Cardington, Ohio. A murder was committed in the house, and, on the following night, a party of masked men demolished the establishment, which contained a large stock of liquors and cigars; but they had resolved not to smoke or drink anything, and not a thing was spared from the flames.

WIT AND WISDOM “Half a loaf is better than none,” as the corner-loafer said to the policeman when told to move on.

“Of all the new dramatic stars, Whom like you best?” said she, “Well, since you ask, I must prefer Miss Wethersby”, quoteth he. “Get out!” she cried, her velvet cheeks Aglow with crimson hue, “You must be very stupid, sir I said not nude but new!” – [St. Louis Times-Journal]

This idea of the biggest head knowing the most is all nonsense. The mastodon had the biggest head of his times, and yet he didn’t know enough to go into the ark out of the rain and be saved. The mosquito, with scarcely any head at all, was wiser. – [Norristown Herald}

“The unwilling Bride” is the title of a Ledger story. We have not read it, but we think if the bride was unwilling to get up mornings, bring in the coal and start the kitchen fire, that Robert Boamer should not encourage our wives by upholding such conduct – [Whitehall Times]

Willie, aged 10, and Johnny, aged 6, were playing together. One of them was minutely examining a fly. “I wonder how God made him!” he exclaimed. “God don’t make flies as carpenters make things,” observed the other boy. “God says, let there be flies and there is flies.” – [Philadelphia Press]

Yesterday a policeman saw a young man sitting on a dry-goods box with his head tied up and one arm in a sling. Some of his ear was gone, and his nose needed sending to a repair-shop. “Did a loaded wagon run over you?’ asked the policeman. “No, we were only celebrating my birthday last night. We had a glorious time. You ought to have been there.” The policeman merely said that, judging by the looks of the celebrant, the whole force ought to have been there. – [Galveston News]

One day last week an Iowa Sheriff seized an entire side show of “living wild beasts” for some debt, and this is what he got: The tent, a hand-organ and a snare drum, a picture of a lion nine feet high, picture of a red and green and yellow snake 138 feet long, picture of a fat woman 49 feet around, picture of three tigers fighting a rhinoceros and two tigers eating an Egyptian, pictures of two hyenas, a wild cow and the Borneo children, picture of the wild man of Texas eating a raw chicken, picture of a black Sicilian leopard fighting a Nova Zembla bear, picture of a gorilla killing a Zulu, and a cage containing three live squirrels and a real jack-rabbit. – [Burlington Hawkeye]

THE FIGURES THAT KILLED LOUIS Mr. Monselet publishes in the Eucenement one of those “curious calculation: about fatidical numbers, which some one works out after every catastrophe to an illustrious personage. The Prince Imperial received seventeen assegai wounds, whereupon the calculator works out seventeen to have been always unlucky for the family of the Napoleons. The letters forming the name of Napoleon Bonaparte are seventeen in number. Napoleon III, was born in 1808, which, by an addition of the figures, gives seventeen. Mlle De Montijo was born in 1826, which also produces seventeen, as does 1853, the date of the imperial marriage. Between 1853 and 1870, when the empire fell, seventeen more years elapsed, and the Prince Imperial was seventeen years old when his father died. “Le Lieutenant Carey” is composed of seventeen letters, and, finally, by adding the figures of 1862, when Prince victor was born, you get seventeen, which is precisely his age at the present moment. Mr. Monselet very rationally observes that all this proves nothing, but that the coincidence is singular.

A VALUABLE COLONY FOR TEXAS Among the passengers by the Helvetia, which arrived last night, and dropped anchor at 8 o’clock this morning, opposite Pier No. 39, North River, were a number of emigrants of an unusual class. The party is composed of 80 English farmers and their families, representatives of a class which has seldom emigrated, and when leaving England usually going to Australia. The party which arrived here today have sold their farms and households, and came prepared to purchase and stock farms at a location already selected in Texas, where they will remain together and form a sort of colony. They possess from $2,000 to $3,000 each, with an extended farming experience, and will be found an invaluable class of emigrant sin the new State, especially if they are successful, since they present depression in England will cause many of their own class to follow them. They are a hale and hearty set of men from the northern counties and have a broad accent seldom heard in America. – [New York Graphic – Sept. 8]


THE VERNON CLIPPER ALEXANDER COBB, Editor and Proprietor ALEX. A. WALL, Publisher $1.50 per annum FRIDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1879

COMING AFTER A gentleman said to his pastor: “How can I best train my boy in the way he should go?” “By going that way yourself,” wisely replied the minister. This reminds me of the story told by Dr. Thompson: He had climbed nearly to the top of a steep mountain, lifting his feet carefully over the projecting rocks, when faintly from below he heard a silvery voice call out, “take the safe path, father; I’m coming after you.” His heart stood still as he realized the danger of his precious boy. If fathers only remember that the boys are indeed coming after them, how differently they would walk. If they smoke or drink they must expect it in the boys. If they got angry, they will see the same thing in the children. God gives lives into your keeping to be returned at last, fitted for an endless future. Knowing well our careful responsibility, we yet carelessly set poor examples for our dear ones to copy, and not only endanger our own souls but theirs.

A CHURCH-GOING HORSE We have been told of many intelligent mules and horses. One case we remember of a mule going into a blacksmith’s shop to have a nail pulled from his foot is only equaled by a story of a religious horse. He is owned by Mr. Alexander, of Aswichee, Ala., who rides him to church, on preaching days, which is twice a month. On the other Sundays he is turned out o graze, and it is on these days he is so religious. He goes down to church, stops at the tree where he is generally tied when there is preaching, and, with his head toward the church, remains about an hour and a half. This is a fact and will be vouched for by any of the people of Oswche – [Ex.

The Post Office Department seems in a fair way of getting into a muddle. It is against the law to deliver letters to lottery agents, when such letters contain orders for tickets. But how is the postmaster to know? If he deliver the lottery agent letters he lays himself liable, and if the letters happen to be private he is bound to deliver them to the person addressed. It seems that a postmaster is liable to find himself in a fix, by reason of one or the other of the laws, and we suppose the best thing he can do is to resign.

Thousands of blackbirds are swarming in the Louisiana cotton fields, and are cleaning up the cotton worms like a small boy after custards. Very few will webb up, and the game law is to be thanked for the unexpected blessing.

If we would have powerful minds, we must think; if we would have faithful hearts, we must love; if we would have strong muscles, we must labor. These include all that is valuable in life.

Grant has been around this world, but an exchange thinks it rather doubtful if he can get around the other.

The young lady who educates herself to speak uniformly kind to her brother will find a reciprocal love in his breast. He will never set the dog on her fellow, nor tar the front steps on a dark Sunday evening.

West Point had a case of suicide last week. Mrs. Feemster, a white woman, in the employ of Mr. Jno. W. Turbeville, cut herself in several places and afterwards hung herself up by the neck. She was soon after found dead. She was a widow and leaves one child.

A suit, for a bushel of corn in Walker County, cost $125.

The store of T. C. WATTS, in Greenville, was robbed of about $900 last week.

THE ROBBERS CAUGHT AND NEARLY ALL THE MONEY RECOVERED From the Eutaw Mirror CAPT. T. W. COLEMAN, our efficient solicitor, MR. C. S. BRAY, or honored Treasurer, H. M. JUDGE, Esq, and latterly one or two others, and MR. BELL, of Montgomery, have been at work on the robbery of the county Treasury for some time. They got possession of some clues some three weeks ago, and have been quietly at work investigating and tracing them up until they have captured the guilty parties and recovered the greater portion of the money – in fact all but about $480, and have accurate knowledge of the disposal of that. On Sunday last W. E. COCKRELL, one of the two remaining bright luminaries of the Radical Party in this county, his two younger brothers, the eldest not near grown, and JAKE WILLIAMS (col), wife and daughter, were arrested on warrant by the sheriff and a search instituted for the stolen property. About $6,500 was found concealed in the garret of Cockrell’s house, and besides that the watch and knife of Judge Coleman, the watch of J. B. HEAD, ESQ., and the pistol of Judge W. C. OLIVER, all stolen several months ago; and the stamps, &c., stolen from post office in this place a few weeks ago. All was discovered in search for the money, thus bringing home to him the infamy and guilt of the long seriew of burgularies and robberies committed in Eutaw for the last year. He and his brothers were committed to jail in default of a $5,000 bond each. A few days after the robbery of the treasury, COCKRELL left for Montgomery. While there he spent money very lavishly and indulged in the purchase of much fine clothing, and betting on horse races. He, at one time, had a $1,000 bill changed, giving as he reason for doing it that it was difficult to get so large a bill changed in a small town like Eutaw. This lavish display of wealth, coming on the heels of the news of the robbery, coupled with the knowledge that COCKRELL was from Eutaw, led some of the sharp policemen in Montgomery to question him as to how he came to have so much money. His reply was that it was the proceeds of his cotton crop just sold. This did not satisfy them and one or more of them wrote these facts to some parties here, which straightway satisfied the authorities that he was the robber, as he had no cotton crop beyond a bale which he sold, and which would not more than pay his and his brothers expenses to Montgomery via Mobile and back. The investigation was continued until sufficient evidence to convict him had been discovered before his arrest was ordered. The discovery of the money and other proceeds of the robberies only fastened the thing more indisputably on him and his accomplices. About a dozen arrests have been made and all of them, we understand, are so plainly and positively implicated that it is hardly possible for them to escape conviction on that and other charges. It appears that COCKRELL was the head center of a band of robbers, and furnished the plans for his pals and pocketed the proceeds, giving them such a portion, we wuppose, as he saw proper. We do not recollect of ever seeing, of late years, a more excited people than the citizens of Eutaw on Sunday last. They all looked as if a great load had been removed from their hearts. Smiles were on all faces, except some few of the negroes who thought they or their friends were suspected and did not know where the blow would fall. The sympathy of all had been expressed for MR. BRAY, the Treasurer, and all were rejoiced that the great trouble had been removed from his heart and mind. He has always possessed the esteem and respect of the people, and none the less after the robbery than before. Idleness, laziness, and an utter disinclination to work for an honest living joined to his adherence to a party which has won only infamy and hatred, led W. E. COCKRELL, doubtless, to the commission of this great crime. The man or youth who does not earn an honest living by honest labor, in some way, is a candidate for just such honors as now crown this inmate of a felon’s cell. No man can affiliate with the party and class he has affiliated with and preserve self respect and honest pride in his manhood and rectitude. When self respect is gone there is no bottom to the depths such a man will reach. Couple it with absolute laziness and a determination to live at the expense of others, and the basis is made for any kind and series of crimes, from simple larceny to the blackest in the calendar of crime. How it is that white men can fall so low as to mingle with the foul crew who make up the personnel of the Radical Party in the South, we do not see. If there be others who still intend to try to get into office through this devious, crooked and dark way, or to assist others to do it, in order that they may profit by it, we would caution them to turn back n time. Destruction is sure to overtake them if they persist in their course. No man can handle pitch and have none of it stick to his fingers. So no white man can climb into office by appeals to the class who make up and manipulate the ignorant mass which constitute the Radical Party, and come out of it a white man still. If they succeed in getting office, it is only to prolong the course of corruption, embezzlement, and out-right larceny which has illustrated the life of that party in every State in the South they get their foul talons fastened on. Then why is it that men who pretend to be white men will countenance and assist others to get into and hold office who seek it only through the support and strength of that party. The outcome of Radicalism is just such crimes as embezzlement, fraud and robbery, from the Presidency down to the robbing of widow’s houses and the gobbling up of the portions of orphans. Then let all decent men discountenance and denounce such men and such party, and use all honorable means to frown them out of prominence and out of the community.

VERNON, ALA., OCT. 28, 1879 AT a call meeting of the Board of Aldermen by the Mayor. The following present: ALEX. COBB, W. A. BROWN, M. W. MORTON, JOHN T. BURROW – Aldermen J. D. MCCLUSKY – Mayor The following proceedings were enacted, to wit: 1.) On motion, it was ordered that an election be held on the 17th day of Nov., for the purpose of electing a Mayor and five aldermen, for the town of Vernon, and the followers JOHN T. BURROW, G. C. LAWRENCE, and J. D. MCCLUSKY appointed as inspectors of said election. Said officers elected will hold their office for a term of twelve months, and until their successors are elected and qualified. 2.) On motion MR. G. C. LAWRENCE was slected to copy the proceedeings from the -----(blank) ---and organization of the incorportation fot he town of Vernon from the petiton to inocrporate up till the last proceedigns, with all the ordeinances, rules and regulations, and that the said G. C. LAWRENCE be allowed a reasoanble compensation for such services rendered out of any funds in the hands of the treasurer or incorporate authorities. 3.) On motion the meeting adjourned till Monday 7 p.m., Nov. 17th, 1879. J. D. MCCLUSKY, Mayor M. W. MORTON, Clerk

A Detroit man has invented a method of foiling and detecting burglars. He has his family to sleep in the second story of the house, the carpets on the floor below taken up and a thick coat of paint put on every first story floor. The discoverer of this method had not tried it when he was telling the chief of police about it. We are left to conjecture as to how it worked after the first night.


MISS CARRY REED, about whom it was said that her father was killed and brother wounded by COL. GRASTY, in Opelika, sometime ago, suddenly and mysteriously disappeared a few days ago, and her whereabouts are unknown. It is intimated that her evidence would clear GRASTY.

A few days ago the body of a white man was found hanging to a tree, near Anniston, Calhoun County, where it is supposed to have been ever since May last. It was dried up like a mummy, and the hogs or dogs had eaten the feet and legs off.

A few days ago the agent of the Mobile and Montgomery Railroad, at Mobile, MR. GEORGE NASON, became convinced that RUDLOPH PRIESTER, freight agent of the road, was behind in his accounts. The latter suspected that his accounts were being overhauled, and he mysteriously disappeared. It was then discovered that he was $12,000 short. The Chief of Police of Mobile was called into requisition and succeeded in arresting PRIESTER in New Orleans, on Monday. Three thousand dollars of the missing money was found on Priester when he was arrested.

R. T. TOBINET, Sup’t of Education of Blount County, disappeared some days ago, being behind with $2,200 of the school fund. It appears that he had loaned the money and was unable to get it at the proper time. His friends claim that no one will lose anything by the occurrence, and that teachers will soon be paid.

W. T. JONES is a candidate for tax assessor of Jefferson. He says he is hopelessly burdened with debts, and proposes that, if elected, all his salary shall be placed in bank and disbursed pro rata to his creditors. If Mr. JONES is in earnest, he is too honest for a long stay among the wicked schemers of earth.

The Deputy Sheriff of Troy, being a kind hearted and sympathetic individual, permitted a prisoner whom he had captured and was carrying to jail at Troy, Ala. to ride a distance on his horse, dismounting himself and walking by the side of the weary and foot-sore culprit. They continued to travel in this way for about one mile when coming to a fork in the road the dastard put spurs to the horse and disappeared. The Sheriff has not been able to see or hear of his man or horse since, which has been six months ago.

Eufaula Times: A young man named GAULTNEY, hailing from some point in Georgia, passed through this city on Saturday last, remaining here for several hours, who was the most wonderfully deformed creature as to his hands and feet we ever saw or heard of. His left hand weighed eleven pounds and his right about six, while both had little or no resemblance whatever to the human hand. His arms and legs are rather smaller than those of an ordinary man, but his fingers look like so many yam potatoes hanging on a common vine or root. His left foot is also enormously large and shapeless. It seems like his whole body is going into his feet and hands. He attracted universal attention and wonderment while in the city. His is about twenty-five years old, and lives in Taylor County, Georgia.

The grand jury of Jefferson County found 80 true bills.

The Columbiana Sentinel says: MR. A. M. ELLIOTT, of this place, has a June apple tree growing in his yard, upon which there is now a full second crop of apples for this year. The only difference between this crop and the first is that the apples are not quite so large. In all other respects, they are equal to those of the first crop, being full matured and of fine flavor. Who can beat this?

Montgomery is talking of building a new jail.

TOM KEY, the Walker County outlaw, was shot last week by men who endeavored to capture him. He made his escape although badly wounded.

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.

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R. W. COBB will take good dryed beef hides in exchange for goods, and will pay full market price.

Let everybody keep vigil on the night of the 13th prox., till the hour of 1 p.m., for the purpose of viewing the heavenly lumination.

Cotton is now commanding a good price. Planters would do well to get it to market as soon as possible, sell and pay debts so as to aid the merchants to pay their debts and stop interest, one dollar properly applied often pays $10.

A. J. WHEELER has gone in for improving his place, has a new front to his dwelling, which helps the looks very much.

PROF. RICHARDSON has yet only a small school, but his school will increase when it is ascertained as to the course he pursues – which is strict, plain, and positive.

Our friend, and very efficient C. C. Clerk, MR. W. G. MIDDLETON has resigned the office, and with his estimable wife has moved to the rural districts, where he contemplates tilling the earth. We wish him much success and a copious harvest.

Jack Frost made his appearance on Friday morning of last week.

We received a call from PROF. B. H. WILKERSON on Tuesday last. The Prof. on last Friday terminated his school which he has been closely engaged in for the past 5 months. He informs us that perfect harmony existed among his students, and all acquainted themselves admirably in the exercises of the exhibition on the last day and night. He is now looking out for a Grammar and Arithmetic school. We hope he may succeed in getting a large class.

Remember when you go to Columbus to be sure and call on MR. W. T. MARLER, and examine the mammoth stock of goods which he represents. He is with the firm of Street, Baird & Snell, and a more reliable and staunch firm cannot be found in the State of Miss. We have been there, and met the above firm; and more affable, polite, and courteous gentlemen we never knew.

HON. H. A. WOOLF died at his residence in Linden, Ala., on the 23rd inst., after an illness of more than three months. A good man has gone.

The yellow fever in Memphis has about disappeared. There was a visible frost in the city on the 24th inst. The Board of Health pronounced it safe for refugees to return to the city.

ELD. L. M. WILSON was in town last Thursday and Friday.

While in Columbus last week we visited that large and extensive mercantile house, N. GROSS & CO., this firm is too well known for us to add a word of praise; suffice it to say, that their goods are well selected and of the very best quality. MR. GEO. W. RUSH is with this firm, and is always on the “qui vive” for his Lamar friends, and is untiring in showing them around.

Some miscreant being on Tuesday night of this week went to DR. LOCK MORTON’S gate and without a cause, shot his dog. Such a fiend should be caught and punished to the full extent of the law. It does seem to us there is too much shooting in town at night; it really seems uncivilized, and it is!

We regret to see such rude behavior as was participated in by the little boys, and also some of the young men on last Sabbath at the Sabbath School.

We have just received Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary of the very latest print. It is unique from beginning to end.

“I didn’t at all expect company today,” said a lady to her visitors, with not a very pleasant look, “but I hope you will make yourselves at home.” “Yes, indeed,” replied one of them, “I will make myself at home as quick as possible.”

The old court house bell at Springfield, Mass., cast in London 137 years ago, has been smashed by a fall from the belfry.

The Talladega Reporter says: J. P. WEBB, a son of MR. HANDY WEBB, of Blue Eve, was shot and killed by TOBE WORTHINGTON, in a personal difficulty last week. We have not learned the particulars, but understand there had been some unfriendly feeling between the parties before the killing.

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.

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MR. T. J. LAWRENCE will leave on Monday next, for New Orleans, with 61 beef cattle.

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.

LAND OFFICE AT HUNTSVILLE, Alabama, Sept. 3d, 1879 Notice is hereby given that the following named settlers has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and secure final entry thereof at the expiration of thirty days from this notice, viz: HENRY G. STANDFORD for the W ½ NW ¼ Sec 7 T 13 R 14 West and names the following as his witnesses, viz: KATIE HAWKINS, of Lamar County, and G. F. HAWKINS, of Lamar County. JNO. M. CROSS, Register

The popular house of LOUIS ROY of Aberdeen, having bought an immense stock of Dry goods before the rise in prices, is offering to his numerous friends and customers goods ten percent cheaper than any house in Aberdeen.

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

As LOUIS ROY is selling more goods than any house in Aberdeen, he can on that account sell ten per cent cheaper than any other house in the place.

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

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

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

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


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.

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.

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

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

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

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EDISON’S ELECTRIC LIGHT IT IS SAID TO BE NEARLY PERFECTED – INTERESTING EXPERIEMNTS WITH PLATINUM – PLENTY OF IT NOW TO BE HAD. From the New York Times, Sept 7 A certain society that used to send out missionaries to India decided that only married ones would answer the purpose. On one occasion a bachelor presented himself for the service, and said he was ready to marry, if the society would provide a wife. They issued a circular announcing that a day was wanted as the wife of a missionary. Within a few days they were overrun with applicants, and a mate for the missionary was quickly found. During the present year, Edison, the inventor, has put the efficacy of circulars to a severer test, with equally good results. He wanted platinum. A rough calculation had convinced him that the entire yield of that metal from all known mines was not enough to supply this city alone, if it was to be lighted by his newly devised electric lamp. So he sent a circular to the proprietors of several god and silver mines in the Rocky Mountains region, asking them to search for platinum. This was a new idea to them, and, indeed, to everybody. As a result, large quantities of the rare metal were found in various localities. The gravel heap of a single mine will, it is said, yield more platinum than all the rest of the world does now. Specimens from several of the new sources of supply were exhibited at Saratoga last week. It is easy to be wise after the fact, and it was remembered that iridium is usually found with California gold, and hence other metals of that class were likely to be found in association. But there were other surprises in store. Very few of the many investigators who have studies the subject of electric lighting believed that the experiments at Menlo Park would prove important. EDISON, it was supposed, had walked into a cul de sac, where others had preceded him and hound no thoroughfare. A considerable amount of pity, both here and in England, was wasted on the ingenious man who had gone beyond his depth. Not having been properly educated in early life, he was ignorant, so they said, of the properties of matters. He was trying to obtain the electric light by incandescence. Poor Fellow! Some well-informed friend ought to have apprised him of the hopelessness of the attempt. Everybody knows, or ought to, that if you connect the terminals of a powerful electric current by a slender wire, that wire will become hot and give out light. But everybody should also know that when the wire gets hot enough to yield plenty of light, it melts, and there is an end to its brightness. When it was currently reported that EDISON was experimenting with a carbon lamp, all the wiseacres raised their eyebrows and said: “I told you so. He has found that the incandescent light is an ignis fatuus.” What they did not know was that Edison had discovered a property of matter, and especially of platinum, hitherto unsuspected. He examined with a microscope the wire that had been nearly melted, and found it penetrated with fine cracks. These, he assumed, were made by the rapid escape of air that had been imprisoned in the pores of the metal. It struck him that if the air could be removed during a very slow process of heating, the metal might not crack. The wire was put under the receiver of an air-pump, the air was exhausted, and the heat of the wire slowly raised, the experiment lasting several hours. By this operation he obtained a wire of singularly dense metal, which would not melt or change when heated to vivid incandescence. The insuperable obstacle was overcome, and Edison’s electric light blazed out of the chaos of uncertainty. All else that may yet obstruct the path of this invention is only matter of detail. Doubtless there are mechanical difficulties in registering the flow of electricity, in the construction of lamps, and the like; but these can be managed, if they have not been already. As a specimen of the ingenuity brought to bear on the subject, there has been devised a method of coating the wire so that it can be used in spiral form, and the current can not leap across the threads of the helix. By such means the light can be concentrated, and the wire used be no thicker than the human hair. Newspaper interviews have latterly brought this inventor into some discredit. He has unbosomed himself too freely to reporters, and they have bespattered him in print with praise and prophecy. Electricity may never be wholly substituted for street gas, and will not be, probably to any very great extent for several years. The incandescent light promises to take its place in the front rank of illuminators. Time will develop its good and bad points. It should be cheaper, purer, more convenient, more wholesome, and less dangerous as regards fire, than gas or oil. If these promises are fulfilled, its inventor will be a benefactor of the human race.

An Albany genius calls a new suspender which has been patented “The Conscience Suspender.” It owes its name to its extreme elasticity.

SCIENCE AND PROGRESS The value of the American cotton crop of 1878 was $260,000,000.

SIR HENRY BESSEMER has had a big telescope constructed for himself at a cost of $200,000.

The French mint at Bordeaux has been abolished, and henceforth the coining is all to be done in Paris.

During the past eight years, wool growing in Colorado has increased nearly 500 percent, and the territory has now 700,000 sheep, which will yield the present year nearly 3,000,000 pounds of wool. Leading flocks number from 1,000 head up.

The owners of the Great Eastern have at last determined to convert the great ship into a meat-carrying trader between London and Texas. The requisite alterations, which include new boilers, will involve an expenditure of about 100,000 lbs., but as the vessel can carry 2,000 head of cattle or 36,000 sheep, the speculations should prove remunerative.

The preserving of fruits, vegetables, etc., is an industry of very large proportions in this country, and the processes of manufacture have become so perfected there is but very little material wasted. The skins of the fruit are converted into jellies; the peach stones are sold to druggists; the tomato peelings and the very scrapings of the table to the catsup makers. The entire process of desiccation occupies about three hours.

The extent to which the adulteration of cloth is practiced in England, says Iron, received a noteworthy illustration in the Skepton County Court lately, where a claim for work done in sizing warps was opposed on the ground that the plaintiff had been ordered to put from 100 to 115 percent “weight” into them, and had not complied. The Judge rated the defendant soundly, compared the action to one brought by one highwayman against another to recover his share of the booty, and declared that there was “very little honest stuff in the country except that which came from America.”

Some one truthfully says that the science of mechanics draws its vitality from coal and iron. Coal emancipates iron from its crudeness and furnishes it with power as an instrument of commerce. The union of these two minerals has solved the question of production, and has rendered distribution easy. The world is embarrassed only with the difficulty of consumption. Coal fashion iron and drives the finished machine. The dirty thing is the great vehicle of civilization. Iron is an instrument; coal is a cause. Iron is an agent of industry, and coal is a master power.

A great business is going on this year in the importation of iron from Africa for use in American manufactories. The Philadelphia Times says that the great reason for preferring African iron to native ore is, of course, its cheapness, but it has the further advantage of being remarkably free from phosphorus. This ore has been imported to some extent for two or three years, but never in such quantities as now – one authority estimating that 200,000 tons will be shipped to New York this year, and half as much to Philadelphia, the latter for use at the at the iron-works in Bethlehem and Johnstown and by the Pennsylvania Steel Company. Another notable feature in the iron trade is the importation of Bessemer pig, of which 45,000 tons are known to be under contract of the United States. There have been no importation of this sort before since 1873, and the fact that they are starting up again now furnishes another illustration of the improvement in business.

An official inquiry into the extent of the tobacco trade in Germany has brought out some interesting statistics with regard to the trade in tobacco pipes. The chief center of this branch of industry is Ruhla, in Thuringia. In that town and the neighboring villages, the annual production for the past few years has averaged 540,000 genuine meerschaum bowls or heads, and 5,400,000 artificial or imitation meerschaum bowls. The number of polished, lacquered, and variously mounted wooden pipe heads annually produced was 4,800,000. Of the common porcelain bowls, the favorite pipes of the German peasantry, there were manufactured every year 9,600,000, and of fine clay or lava bowls, 2,700,000. Further, there has been an annual average production of 15,000,000 pipe stems or tubes, of various sizes and materials; 1,600,000 dozen of miscellaneous adjuncts, tufts, etc.; 12,000 dozen of meerschaum pipe cases, 800,000 dozen mouthpieces and cigar-holders of amber or horn and meerschaum, wood, or coconut-shell; and finally, 15,000,000 complete pipes composed of various materials. The value of the whole is estimated at about $5,000,000.

MRS. GOOINGTON has been shopping. “The clerks,” she says, “treated me with the utmost condescension, ‘s long’s they could git any thing out o’ me; but no sooner had one of ‘em found out that two yards of cliker and a hank ‘o yarn was all I wanted, than he began screaming, “Cash!’ ‘afore he’d half done ‘em up.” - [Boston Transcript.]

The harbor of Melbourne is to be improved at a cost of $6,000,000, so as to admit of ships of any burden coming right up to the city.

DOMESTIC ECONOMY PEAR PICKLES – One peck of pears, three pounds of sugar, one pint of good cider vinegar; steam the pears over water until tender; then boil in the sirup, with spices, same as for peaches. I always peel the pears for pickling, but do not peaches.

MIXED PICKLES – Slice green tomatoes and cover with salt and water, let them stand three or four days; then boil tender in water and a little vinegar. Drain well after boiling; then put a layer of tomatoes in a jar and sprinkle with (whole) allspice, cinnamon, cloves and thinly sliced horse radish; a layer of shredded cabbage, slightly salted; a layer of onions, and so repeat until the jar is filled; put spices between each layer; cover the whole with boiling, hot vinegar.

PEACH PICKLES – To one peck of peaches allow four pounds of sugar and a pint of sharp cider vinegar; use nice yellow peaches if you can get them. Take a coarse towel and rub them until smooth or the fur is removed. Put two or three cloves in each one; when your sirup is melted and boiling hot, add a small bag of ground cinnamon and enough peaches to boil without crowding. Let them boil from two to five minutes, skim out, place in a jar, and continue until all are boiled. Cook sirup until thick as desired and pour on them (hot) three times.

RAGAN PICKLES – Two gallons of cabbage, sliced fine; one gallon of chopped green tomatoes; twelve onions, also chopped; one gallon best vinegar; one pound brown sugar; one tablespoonful of black pepper; half an ounce turmeric powder; one ounce celery seed; one tablespoonful ground allspice; one teaspoonful ground cloves, one-fourth pound white mustard, one gill of salt. Boil all together, stirring well, for two hours. Take from the fire, and add the spices; then put in air-tight jars. Set in a cool, dry place, and this delicious pickle will keep all winter.

PICKLED BUTTERNUT OR WALNUTS – Gather them when soft enough to be pierced with a pin. Lay them in strong brine for five days, changing this twice in the meantime. Drain and wipe dry; pierce each by running a large darning needle through it, and lay them in cold water for six hours. To each gallon of vinegar allow one cup of sugar, three dozen each of whole cloves and black pepper corns, half as much allspice and a dozen blades of mace. Boil five minutes; pack the nuts in small jars and cover with the scalding vinegar. Repeat this twice within a week; tie up and set away. Good to eat in a month.

TOMATO CATSUP – Take a bushel of ripe tomatoes; rub them with a damp cloth; cut out the hearts and place them over the fire with two heaping handfuls of peach leaves, one dozen large onions (cut in small pieces) and one quart of water. Boil until soft and strain through a coarse sieve. It will take about two hours to boil soft enough. Put the liquid in the boiler again over the fire, adding a half gallon of strong vinegar. Have ready two ounces ground allspice, two ounces ground black pepper, two ounces cayenne pepper, two ounces mustard, and, if preferred, two ounces celery seed, one ounce ground cloves, two grated nutmegs, two pounds brown sugar and one pint of salt; mix the ingredients thoroughly before putting them in the boiler. Boil two hours and when cool put in bottles, cork, seal and keep in a cool place.

CANNED PUMPKINS – Wash the pumpkin (do not peel, as the sweetest part lies next the rind); but up in rings, then in small squares; fill your kettle and put in a few spoonfuls of water to start it; cover closely and let it steam until tender. Remove the cover and let it cook until as dry as possible without burning (stirring often) whether it be half or a whole day. Seal while hot in tine cans (it must be kept dark). When wanted for pies remove from the can to the colander and thoroughly sift; allow two eggs for three pies; make quite sweet with brown sugar; flavor with ginger and make thin as sweet cream with equal parts of milk and water, or two-thirds water (I prefer it to all milk); bake slowly in a good crust until it is solid like custard. If properly baked it will be a rich brown, shiny to look at and delicious to the palate.

KEEPING BOARDS – THE EXPERINCE OF A VETERAN LANDLADY “Another boarding-house busted up, I see,” sighed a venerable Detroit landlady, as she laid down her paper. “Well, it must have been extravagance on the table. That’s what bankrupts seven out of tem, and even then the boarders are crying out ’hash!’ and complaining of poor meals. Now I have run a boarding house for twenty-two years, and I made money and heard no complaints. How did I do it? Why, it’s all in planning. For instance, a neck-piece of mutton can be cut to look like a rib-roast, and a little extra fire makes it just as tender. Lawd save you! I’ve been complimented a thousand times on my selection of choice spring lamb when the meat was mutton four years old, and toughest part at that. The idea of spring-chicken on a boarding-house table is absurd – aye! Almost wicked. In my palmy days I could take a tough old hen, pound the body with a potato masher for ten minutes, and set before my boarders a feast to make every heart glad. Now, I’ll venture that there aren’t ten landladies in the city that can back a pig’s head and slice off the meat in a manner to make everybody believe that he has the choicest cut in a pig’s body, and it’s a wonder to me that there aren’t more failures. Lots of landladies buy nice, fresh butter, and thus tempt a man to eat five or six biscuits or half a loaf of bread. What economy! I always had my nice butter on the table at breakfast, when we had little but toast, and the boarders got along on old butter the other two meals. It is all in the planning – all in the planning. I used to have beefsteak every morning. Three mornings in the week I bought sirloin, which is very nice, you know, and the other four mornings I bought neck-pieces and rubbed the case knives over the grindstone. Give a boarder a sharp knife and a tough steak and he’ll never make a complaint – never. He’ll put the blame on his teeth, and the more steak he leaves on his plate the more rabbit-pie you have for dinner.” – [The Detroit Press]

THE SIERRA MOJADA MINES The mines recently discovered in the Sierra Mojada, Mexico, about which so much has recently been said, were found by a Mexican Lieutenant and squad while in search of Indians. Believing that Indians made their abode in the rough and almost unapproachable region, the Lieutenant proceeded to investigate, and came upon several squaws and children, and two worn-out warriors, who were congregated about the mouth of a cave molding bullets. The reds were taken in tow, when the cave was searched, and quite a quantity of silver bullets, and other roughly made silver articles were found. So astonished was the Lieutenant to find the precious metal put to such a common use that he made further search, discovering the very locality at which they obtained the natural ore. Their mining tools consisted principally of two or three old hatchets and axes, with which they cut the ore loose as it clung, an almost solid mass, to the side of a gigantic mountain. For years the Indians had visited many Mexican towns, even going as far as Monclova, with cargoes of bullets of pure silver, which they almost give away. But no one knew anterior to the discovery made by the Mexican lieutenant above referred to, where they manufacture bullets. Now the locality is swarming with seekers after wealth, and the richest silver discoveries known have been made. – [San Antonio (Tex.) Express.]

That Quinine will cure chills and fever is well known. But it is strange that the other febriture principal contained in Peruvian bark are more powerful than Quinine, and do not produce any annoying head symptoms like buzzing in the ears. This fact is proved by Dr. F. Wilhoft’s Anti-Periodic or fever and ague tonic, which is a preparation of Peruvian bark, without quinine, according to the declaration of its proprietors, Wheelock, Finlay, & Co., of New Orleans.

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Do not begin your singing classes before examining L. O. Emerson’s new book, THE VOICE OF WORSHIP. While containing a large and valuable collection of Church Music in the form of tunes and anthems, it is perfectly fitted for the singing school and convention by the large number of songs, duets, glees, &c. and it well made elementary course. Price, $9.00 per dozen. Specimen copies mailed for $1.00 Send for circulars and catalogues, with full list of standard singing school books. The new 50 cts edition of Pinafore, (complete) sells finely and fantaic $3.00 Sorcerers $1.00 trial by Jury 50 cts. Are in constant demand. Emerson’s Vocal Melody by L. O. Emerson $1.50 is a valuable new book for voice training , containing all the essentials of study, plenty of exercises, and plain explanation, and costing much less than the large works on the same subject. Subscribe now for the Musical Record and receive weekly all the news, and plenty of good music, for $2.00 per year. In Press., White Robes, a charming new Sunday School Song Book. Oliver Ditson, & Co., Boston. Fall and Winter Fashions 1879-80. Mme. Demorest’s Grand Opening of Novel and Beautiful Styles in the Fall and Winter fashions, on Wednesday, September 10th. Mme. Demorest is pleased to announce the opening as especially attractive in wraps, costumes, and evening toilets direct from Paris, and Novelties of design in every department of ladies and children’s dress. Opening simultaneously at No. 5 Rue Scribe, Paris, and 17 Eat and 14th Street, New York, and at all the Agencies in Europe and America. Patterns in all sizes , illustrated and fully described, from 10 to 50 cents each. MME. DEMOREST’S PORT-FOLIO OF FASHIONS. A large and Beautiful Book of 54 folio pages, containing over 700 large illustrations of the latest and best styles, including all the standard and useful designs for ladies and children’s dress, with French and English descriptions, amount of material required, etc. etc. Every lady wants this book. This valuable periodical is also printed in the German language. Price 15 cents. Post free. The Eighteenth Semi-annual issue of Mme. Demorest’s WHAT TO WEAR. Contains the latest information on every department of ladies and children’s dress, including materials, trimmings, traveling, wedding and mourning outfits. Costumes of all descriptions, jewelry, coiffures, millinery, etc. etc. with valuable information for merchants, milliners, dressmakers, and ladies generally. Price 15 cents. Post free. Also, DEMOREST’S ILLUSTRATED JOURNAL. A beautiful, entertaining and comprehensive family paper. This eminently successful journal, with a circulation of over one hundred thousand is printed on fine tinted paper. 16 folio pages, splendidly illustrated, and contains Entertaining literature on various topics, and a brilliant display of the leading styles for ladies and children’s dress. Single copies, 5 cents; Yearly 15 cents. Post free. All of the three publications mailed free for one year on receipt of seventy-five cents in postage stamps. Mme. Demorest, 17 East 14th Street, New York.

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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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