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Vernon Clipper 3 Oct 1879

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THE HEROES OF PEACE – by Charles H. Morse. There are heroes of peace with spirits as brave As those who for freedom or glory have bled. Though they fought not the rights of a people to save Nor the gory field pile with its harvest of dead.

Heroic the soldier who charges the wall Where valor and numbers his coming await, Or who stands like a rock, though his comrades may fall, And picture before him his own threatened fate.

Heroic the sailor who, while storms lash the sea, And lightnings flash fierce round the quivering mast, And breakers roar load on the shipwrecking lea, With soul undespairing tolls on to the last.

Who, when flames rage fiercely in the heart of his ship, And its battle-torn rigging and spars strew the deck, With resolve in his eyes, and a cheer on his lip, Climbs the enemy’s side from his own helpless wreck.

But these heroes have many to cheer and support them; Their dangers, though great, will be speedily ended, When the songs of the bard shall to glory transport them, And theirs be the love of the land they’ve defended.

If God has decreed that for duty they fall, They know the reward of their courage is sure; In death, the laurel will wave o’er their fall; And living, their fame with their years will endure.

But grander the valor that her displays Who battles obscurely with Poverty’s woes, With no hope of reward, and no prospect of praise, Nor a cheer from the brave as he charges his foes.

His conflict is not for an hour or a day; Single-handed he wards with a pitiless host; Through years he must toll, must scheme and must pray Every day wield his arms – every night hold his post.

Every meal he must sigh o’er an ill-furnished board, Don the fashionless dress of the last season’s wear, See no fruit of the vine in his empty cup poured, And think of the morrow with heart-breaking care.

Then be mowed, as a soldier, by the death-dealing shell, Or charge with a shout on the ranks of your foes; But be sure you’ve a soul that can battle with Hell Ere you venture a war with Poverty’s woes.

But greatness and glory have oft had their birth From the troubles that gathered in fearful array, As the Titans renewed , when thrown to the earth, The vigor they’d lost in the previous fray.

Despair is unmanly – God favors the brave; “Tis hoping and striving that merit the prize. Neither Heaven nor Man will endeavor to save The fallen who make no exertion to rise.

Then summon, my soul, all your God-given power And seize the occasion your strength to unfold, As the sun from the clouds that round it may lower, Weaves its glorious robes of purple and of gold.


THE KING OF THE AIR. A TALK WITH PROF. WISE – THE PERILOUS VOYAGES HE HAS MADE OVER LAND AND SEA. Prof. Wise is now quite an old man, being in his seventieth year, though he might easily pass for sixty. In face and general physique, he bears a striking resemblance to General Braxton Bragg, though a trifle larger than the decease soldier, and evidently possessed of more of the constitutional iron that gives longevity. His head is massive, and in front of his ears being especially large, the forehead full and bulging, and the knots indicative of strong perception unusually prominent. His eyes are deeply sunk, and peer our from the shaggy brows as brightly as they did forty years ago. The remarkable navigator of the air, who has made more ascensions than any other man, living or dead, is still an enthusiast in his calling, and entertains as he has for fifty years, a firm conviction that ballooning, or flying through space, will eventually be one of the fixed sciences, controlled by contrivances and principles as reliable as those by which vessels unerringly plow the waters of sea and river. In talking to a reporter on this subject he said: There is a great field of unexplored sciences within balloon practice. I have demonstrated that our atmosphere flows around the earth from west to eat faster than the earth on its axis. Balloons always move eastward when above local currents. Everything in the visible cosmogony moves from west to east. All the planets, and the sun with all its train of planets and meteors, go that way; and even the star0drift is eastward, if the observations of Astronomer Proctor are to be trusted, as they surely are. The natural motion of the universe is from west to east; it is all unitary, all harmony, all supremely exact. I have sailed in the midst of the tornado, and about it, in the storm cloud, in the snow storm, July, when it was hot below. My opinion is that what we call balloons cannot be practically used for correct navigation of the air. They may to some extent, but the shape of the vessel precludes the idea of accurate sailing. The balloon is a grand drifting machine, and by aid of the trade winds could reach almost any part of the globe; but air navigation, in the scientific sense, will be accomplished finally on the bird principle. Letters I have recently received from various parts of Europe convince me that the solving of the problem is not far off. A number of scientific aeronauts have written me concerning a flying machine now being perfected by scientists in Paris, which will doubtless be able to carry cargoes in any direction and for any distance. It is a mere matter of time in mechanical progress. Why should not man fly as well as the eagle, the bat, and the squirrel? Even fish essay this mode of locomotion for two or three hundred yards.” While talking on the subject of the construction of balloons he said: “Balloons may be made of boiler iron, if built large enough. You know it is the battle of cubes and surface. When the surface is doubled the cube is quadrupled, and a balloon of four hundred feet diameter made of copper boiler plate will lift up a man-of-war and sail away with it. With such a balloon, stocked with bombs and other destructive munitions of war, think what consternation could be carried into a besieged camp. But the mission of the balloon will be more for scientific explorations. That overshadowing science called meteorology will yet provide its definition in the use of the balloon.” The Professors’ life ambition has been the crossing of the Atlantic in a balloon, and concerning this scheme he said: “I must confess that this is my favorite hobby, as I know the transatlantic voyage will surely and fully demonstrate my eastern current theory: and then it would be a sort of compensatory feather in my cap for my long and varied drudgery in professional ballooning. I am still in hopes of finding a generous patron to help me out, or else to get the requisite aid from the rising generation by penny subscriptions.” Talking of his own adventures, he said: “I have followed ballooning for forty-two years, and have made four hundred and fifty aerial voyages and several thousand ascensions with the captive balloon. Some of these voyages were perilous; but I have been remarkably fortunate in escaping what often seemed to be certain death. I have been doused into the middle of Lake Erie, dashed across Long Island Sound in a snow-storm, sometimes neck deep in salt water; but the wind and water beat me to shore. On another occasion I was hurled into Chesapeake Bay, but, as on Lake Erie, found refuge in a passing ship. you see, it is the levitation power of the balloon that sustains you in the perils. Too much gravitation kills many a man and woman, but the ballooning levitation is ever the refuge in difficulties. It will carry you over forests, from tree-top to treetop, and make what seems terrific to the beholder below a pleasant recreation to the skillful navigator. The most perilous voyage I ever made was the one from St. Louis in 1859. We were up all night and landed in Jefferson County, New York, next day at 2:30 p.m., more scared than hurt, though when we were being dashed about in Lake Ontario we thought it was all up with us. During a terrific tornado we were thrown from wave-cap to wave-cap, the balloon being for four hours no longer capable of lifting us above the water. When we succeeded in cutting a part of the rigging away the air vessel rose like an arrow, and we shot away at the rate of two miles a minute, a distance of ninety miles, only to be thrown into a wooded declivity, through which we tore for a mile or more like a wild elephant through the brambles. That very tornado destroyed fourteen vessels on the lakes, and many lives were lost in them. We were saved by the levitating power of the balloon. In the balloon were O. A GAGER, proprietor; JOHN LAMOUNATINE, aeronaut; WM. HYDE, historian; and myself as director – in –chief.” Of the sensations resulting from a sail through the air the professor said: “I have never been affected otherwise than pleasantly. As the pressure of air diminishes your system expands. I, a man of threescore and ten, and considerably wrinkled, as any observer can see, always fill out as plump as a youth, and I feel very young then. The pulsation increases, the mind becomes exalted, and a state of ecstasy supervenes. It is a glorious thing for health and highly curative of the blues, and the best place in the world to praise God, from whom all blessings flow. Few men could go up with suicidal intent and not have their melancholy removed by the exhilarating effect of the upper air. The balloon will, at not a remote day, become a sanitarium,. The view that entertain an aeronaut are grand beyond description. The ranges of vision are not very far, as a general thing; but just after a rain you can see a hundred miles. Then when near the ocean, you can see ships springing up in your horizon as you ascend, as if by magic, proving beyond a doubt the convexity of the earth, which is about eight inches to the mile.” Prof. Wise is a native of Lancaster County, Pa, and is of Dutch origin – a fact which can be detected in the slight accent to his voice. His original family name was Weiss, and he descended from the same stock from which came Henry A Wise, of Virginia. The professor and Henry A. Wise were warm friends. When asked by the reporter if he would always remain in the balloon business, he promptly replied: “Yes, sir; I will be a balloonist as long as I live, and when I quit it I will go to Dr. LeMoyne’s crematory for my final exit.”

MASONIC MYSTERIES MORE UNVEILING OF THE SECRETS OF MASONRY. – from London Truth Last week I alluded to the Royal Arch degree, and my correspondents now ask me to unveil its mysteries. At the destruction of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar, three master masons were taken into captivity, and on their return to Jerusalem found a tabernacle erected on the old site of the temple. They were told by “Haggai, Joshua, and Zerubbabel” to clear away the ruins of the old temple. In doing this they came on an old vault, in which certain treasures were discovered. The initiation is a representation of the return of these three master masons. The room in which it takes place has three curtains across it, and at each curtain sits a guardian. At the end of the room sits “the Captain of the Host,” and “Haggai, Joshua and Zerubbabel,” who are respectively called “High Priest,” “King,” and “Scribe.” A little in advance of them is the “altar” After some preliminaries, all kneel before the altar and hold hands. Then they say, “Rabboni.” After which they rise and give the “grand omnific arch word,” in what is termed “three times three.” The word is “Jahlublum, Jehovah, God.” It is repeated by squads of three holding each other in a peculiar way. Then the candidates are introduced by the officer termed the “Sojourner.” They are led in by a rope, and pass under an arch made by the initiated with their arms, and then over some furniture upset in order to represent a stony road. On this follows the oath, which contains the following clause: “I furthermore promise and swear that I will assist a Companion Royal Arch Mason when I see him engaged in any difficulty, and will espouse his cause so far as to extricate him from the same whether he be right or wrong.” And this “under no less penalty than to have my skull smote off and my brains exposed to the scorching rays of the sun.” The next step is to represent the “burning of the bush.” One of the initiated assumes the part of the Deity and shouts “Moses! Moses!” After a reply from the candidates, the words “I am that I am” are heard. The candidates are then dragged into the preparation room, and , when brought back, are told that the password is “I am that I am,” and they are invited to help to build the new temple. At each veil through which they are led, the guardian at its door gives them a different password and sign, until at length they find themselves in the presence of the king, the priest, and the scribe. The “Sojourner” hands in a piece of metal with the word “Zerubabel: inscribed on it, and the candidates are given tools to clear away the rubbish of the old temple. In a heap of rubbish to which they are now conducted, they find a key-stone, then some squares, and finally, a box with an inscription on it in cipher. The box is opened; it contains a book of the law, a key to the cipher, Aaron’s rod and a pot of sugar to represent manna. The priest explains that this box is the Ark of the Covenant, and that the inscription on it means: “Deposited in the year 3000 by Solomon, King of Israel, Hiram, King of Tyre, and Hiram Abiff,” flowed by the grand omnific arch word. This word is then given with “three times three,” the priest recounts the history of the order, and then the chapter is closed with much the same ceremonies as those with which it is opened. The moral is that the long-lost Master Mason’s word is the Deity in Chaldee, Hebrew, and Syraic, and that this word has been discovered owing to its having been found on the ark concealed by Solomon and the two Hirams, although what harm accrued to the world by its lost, or what benefit accrues by its being found, I should imagine that Freemasons would have some difficulty in explaining.

ZACK TAYLOR’S WRATH – New York Tribune It is related that General Scott’s famous letter to Zachary Taylor, announcing the withdrawal of most of the regular troops from Taylor’s command to his own, in a projected movement from Vera Cruz toward the Capital of Mexico, was received while General Taylor was at supper with his staff near Monterey. The General asked Colonel Bliss to read it to him. He had just replenished his coffee cup, and was engaged in cooling it with his spoon while the reader went on. This appeared to make no further impression upon him than that indicated by a contemptuous “sniff”. But as the real import of the letter began to appear his whole manner changed, and he abstractedly dipped the spoon into a owl of mustard, which sat upon the table, and stirred it into the coffee. This he repeated until by the time the reading of the letter was finished the contents of the mustard bowl were exhausted. Without saying a word and to Bliss’s astonishment and horror he raised the cup to his lips and gulped down the whole abominable compound. He then broke into an excited and profane harangue, consigning to everlasting damnation every one concerned in the proposed depletion of this forces, and only ceasing when his speech was overtaken with a paroxysm of stuttering, which, with him, usually followed a violent outbreak of temper. The colonel felt sure that from the amount of mustard he had swallowed, combine with the intelligence he had received, it would infallibly sicken him, but nothing uncommon came of it. “Ratsbane at that moment,” said Bliss, “would, I am convince, have had no more effect upon him than upon the stomach of Mithridates.” General Pleasonton, who commanded the General’s escort in Mexico, says that when once thoroughly aroused he was the maddest man he ever saw – mad from the crown of his hat to the soles of this boots.

A LINGERING DEATH – San Antonio Express Our readers will remember the mention of the death of the little daughter of HENRY HALDEMAN and lady, at their residence on Acquia Street. The cause of the death was a very unusual one, and the incidents relative thereto were very strange. When about fourteen years old, little Annie, for that was the child'’ name, while in the kitchen got hold of a can of condensed lye and drank a portion of the contents. Of course, the consequence was that the child suffered intensely and came very near dying at the time. After recovering from the first effects of the lye, it was discovered that the child’s throat was scaled and that it was unable to swallow any food of a solid nature. Despite the efforts of skilled physicians and the constant attention of her loving parents, little Annie’s throat never did heal up. But the child lived and grew to be plump and fat, though bereft of that vivacity which characterizes children. The child’s pain and suffering seemed to detract the mind from the frivolous and the gay, and turn the thoughts more to solemn and real thing. As years rolled on, however, such nourishments as Annie was capable of taking proved not sufficient to meet nature’s demands and sustain her growing body, and presently it was observed that her condition was rapidly becoming more serious, and a physician was summoned to take charge of her case. But no good was ever accomplished, the injury received was incurable, and it was settled that the child was gradually approaching the end of existence. Finally death came, though Annie had attained the age of nine years, during neatly eight of which she had lived exclusively on sups, gruel, and liquid-like food. At the time of her death the child was in appearance as a skeleton, but retained her powers of mind and conversed rationally to the end.

…The practice of wearing court-plaster on the face, to add to its beauty, just suits the style of some women, and the more court-plaster they use the better.

THE PRINCE IN A DRAMA – New York Evening Post A drama entitled “The Prince Imperia!” is now playing at Posen in Prussia. Scene I is at Chiselhurst. The prince is thinking of revenge. He talks of the mitrailleuses of Forbach and the bullets that he picked up on the field of battle. What a chasm between yesterday and today! A Bonapartist delegation is announced. It comes to ask him to sail from France, and to issue a manifesto to the nation and an appeal to arms in his behalf. But the prince, who loves his country, down not wish to excite a civil war. He refuses. Scene II. – The daughter of the forester. The prince loves passionately a poor young girl. The empress surprises him at a rendezvous. Pathetic scene between the mother and son and the girl. The last names, at the prayer of the empress, forbids the prince to come again. The prince, in despair, swears that he will go and kill himself. Scene III. – The English camp at the Cape. The prince, more in love than ever, wishes to die. He asks the general to let him make a reconnaissance. Before mounting his horse, he writes to his mother and to the forester’s daughter (Tremolo accompaniment). Scene IV. – The Zulus. The reconnaissance; the repose of the horsemen; a soldier’s song. All at once a cry, “The Zulus!” The English save themselves (they are hooted at each night by the audience). The prince defends himself courageously, thinking of his mother and of the forester’s daughter. He dies. Scene V. – The return to England. The empress, in mourning, kneels before the picture of Napoleon III. The coffin is borne to Chiselhurst. (Grand scene of tears) Suddenly enters the forester’s daughter. “I promised your majesty no more to see the prince” she says. “I have kept my word. But your Majesty will not forbid my saying a last adieu to Louis?” The empress draws the young girl to her heart, and replies: “Now we will unite in prayer.” Scarcely have the empress and the young girl bent their knees when the coffin, by the aid of mechanism like that in the nun scene in “Robert le Diable,” stands up on end, and through the glass lid the audience sees the body of the prince imperial. This termination of the play produces a “grand emotional effect.”

PRESENCE OF MIND – N. Y. Sun Presence of mind has lately proved valuable in several interesting cases. HENRY KUHN, at the bottom of a Dubuque well, drove his pickax into the side, and stood under it when he saw the earth-laden bucket falling, thus saves himself from being crushed. JOHN CAREY, when lightning struck the New Haven mills of which he was foreman, knocked down three of the panic-stricken operators, who were madly rushing toward the narrow exit, and so prevented a dangerous jam on a stairway. Mrs. DUNKIN, of Long Prairie, Minn., was threatened by an ax by her crazy son. She said: “Well, if you want to cut my head off, let’s go to the chopping block.” He nodded, and they passed out to the woodpile. It was dark, and addressing him with,” Now, I’ll put my head on the block,” she drew the white handkerchief from her neck and threw it down and slipped away. The lunatic struck the handkerchief a heavy but harmless blow. JULIA CLARKE, a San Francisco factory girl, was caught in a machine by her long hair. She seized a pair of shears and cut off her long tresses so quickly that she was not drawn between the wheels and killed, as she otherwise would have been. Ten men started down the shaft of a Nevada mine in a small ship. The donkey engine broke, and the miners felt their vessel sinking downward with lightning speed. Deathly fear turned every face white. In the panic most of them clutched the ship to wait for the crash. At the first intimation of disaster PATRICK MCCARTHY, the engineer at the top of the shaft, seize a heavy plank and thrust the end between the pigeon-shaft and the reel from which the cable was running off. The drum was running with terrific speed, and the friction produced streams of fire and smoke. But the engineer’s thrust was exactly at the right point and the end of the board soon checked the decent, bringing the shop to a standstill a few feet from the bottom.

…”To be rich is to be satisfied with what you have,” said Joe Shuttle yesterday as he tugged away at one end of a straw, his countenance beaming with satisfaction like that of a millionaire.

A POST-NUPTIAL ODE We used to walk together in the twilight, He whispering tender words so sweet and low. As down the green lane where the dew was falling, And through the woodlands where the birds were calling. We wandered in those hours so long ago. But now no more we walk in purple gleaming Down the lands – my love and I – ah, me; The time is past for such romantic roaming He holds the baby while I’m getting tea.

We used to sit – with lamp turned low – together, And talk of love and its divine effects, When nights were long and wintry was the weather; Far nobler he than knight with knightly feather, And I to him the loveliest of my sex. Now, oft when wintry winds howl round the gable, Immersed in smoke he pours over gold and stocks, The fact ignored that just across the table The loveliest of her sex sits darning socks, Oft when arrayed to suit my hero’s fancy, I tripped to meet him at his welcome call, He looked unutterable things – his dark eyes glowing In fond approval at my outward showing His taste is laces, dresses, jewels – all! Now if perchance we leave the house together, When friends invite or prima donna sings, He scans my robes (bought new for the occasion) And foots the bill – and looks unutterable things.

O by-gone days! When seventeen and single, He called me angel as he pressed my hand’ O present time! Wherein that self same fellow To that same angel – grown a trifle yellow – Calls out, ”Matilda, do you understand?” Ah, yes! I understand – one thing for certain, Love after marriage is a beauteous myth, Which they who once have passed behind the curtain, Turn up their noses at – disenchanted with!

CLIPPED PAPAGRAPHS …The taxes on matches last year amounted to $3,250,000.

…Peppermint is the royal perfume of the Sandwich Island dignitaries.

…When Madame Celeste first visited this country, and was desirous for a “puff”, she wrote to an editor requesting him to give her about ten dollar’s worth of “humbug.”

…Some old folks are thought eccentric because they have lived long enough to believe that one-half of the world live and thrive on the tomfooleries and follies of the other half.

…The speech which would be listened to calmly by ten or z dozen persons, will thrill and electrify a multitude, as the jest will set the tables in a roar, which heard by one man, will scarcely provoke a smile.

…The Atlantic City Review says that the “Knickerbocker” dance is the silliest sight one can see outside of an insane asylum, and that the couples look as if it in an evil hour they had drunk milk on cucumbers.

…That was a good, though rather a sever, pun which was made by an Edinburgh student (and he was not one of the brightest of the class), when he asked, “Why is Professor ___ the greatest revivalist of the age?” and, on all “giving it up,” said: “Because at the end of every sermon there is a great awakening.”

…In her London sitting-room Sara Bernhardt has a skull on the table. A friend sent her some flowers. When he called afterwards, she had thrust part of them into the eye-sockets of the skull, and the remainder were encircling the ghastly memorial of man’s littleness and woman’s unwomanliness. She has two children, a son and a daughter, staying with her. Asked by an unsophisticated West Ender where M. Bernhardt is, she laughed and said there is no M. Bernhardt; she could not tolerate such an encumbrance.

…This is what Robert G. Ingersoll says of the women: “I tell you women are more prudent than men. I tell you, as a rule, women are more faithful than men – ten times as faithful as men. I never saw a man pursue his wife into the very ditch and dust of degradation and take her in his arms. I never saw a man stand at the shore where she has been morally wrecked waiting for the waves to bring back even her corpse to his arms; but I have seen woman with her white arms lift man from the mire of degradation, and hold him to her bosom as though he were an angel.”

LOCOMOTIVE LONGEVITY. – Scientific American The iron horse does not last much longer than the horse of flesh and bones. The ordinary life of a locomotive is thirty years. Some of the smaller parts require renewal every six months; the boiler tubes lasts five years and the crank axles six years; tires, boilers and fireboxes from six to seven years; the side frames, axles and other parts thirty. An important advantage is that a broken part can be repaired and does not condemn the whole locomotive to the junk shop, while, when a horse breaks a leg, the whole animal is only worth the flesh, fat and bones, which amount to a very small sum in this country, where horseflesh does not find its way to the butcher’s shambles


THE VERNON CLIPPER ALEXANDER COBB, Editor & Proprietor ALEX. A. WALL, Publisher $1.50 per annum Friday, October 3, 1879

Decatur, Ala., Sept. 13 – B. M. KIMBRELL has just been tried for filling a young man named BAKER, in the Circuit Court of Walker County. He was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to work for the county for one year, so his brothers hired him for fifty dollars, and took him home. There must be some mistake in the above telegram to the Cincinnati Commercial. Section 4481 of the Code, as amended by an act of the last legislature, provides against such an evasion of punishment. Convicts to hard labor for more than six months are to be confined, chained, or shackled, and guarded and subjected to the same control, government, and punishment as prisoners in the penitentiary, unless otherwise ordered by the court hiring them out. If the Commissioner’s court of Walker permits such a thing as is here charged to them all criminal laws had as well be repealed as to that county – [Southern Argus

The following extract is taken from a sermon recently delivered by REV. DR. SHAW, of Rochester, New York. Few men have such responsibilities, few men are on their way to such a dread account, as the leading editors of our most influential journals. They stand at the fountain head of influence, they touch the heart of the nation. They hold the lever which moves the world. They make most of that moral almost here which encloses the globe. If they are false to their trust all is lost, if they are true all is saved. They may bring to pass the evil predictions of our enemies, or make good the glowing prophecies of those who wish us well. While I believe in the power of the pulpit, I must acknowledge that the press has a still more potent influence. The news boy on the street with a bundle of papers under his arm, it has been said, is a terrible force in any community, and it is the bundle under his arm which makes him such. This power of the press is becoming greater and greater day by day, and I verily believe is rising in character as it grows in strength.

Shrink not from a woman of strong sense, for if she becomes attached to you it is from seeing and viewing the different qualities in yourself, you may trust her for she knows the value of your confidence, you may consult her, for she is able to advise, and does so at once with the firmness of reason and consideration of affection, her love is lasting, and it will not have been lightly bestowed, for weak minds are not capable of the loftiest grades of passion.

MRS. VICTORIA C. WOODHALL, now in Europe, is a candidate for the Presidency in 1880.

TO DESTROY WARTS – Dissolve as much common washing soda as the water will take up; wash the warts with this for a minute or two, and let them dry without wiping. Keep the water in a bottle, and repeat the washing often, and it will take away the largest warts.

An Ohio temperance lecturer, named MCMASTERS, was taken suddenly ill in a railroad car, and a physician told him that a glass of brandy was the only thing that would save his life. He refused to drink the brandy and died.

An anxious father has purchased a lover’s alarm clock. AT ten o’clock it strikes loudly, two little doors open and a man with a dressing gown and cap on glides out holding in his hand a card inscribed “Good night.” As he bows and smilingly retires back into the clock the young man takes his hat, says “good night” to the fair daughters and departs.

An exchange says: “The skin of a boiled egg is the most efficacious remedy that can be applied to a boil. Peel it carefully, wet and apply it to the part affected. It will draw off the matter and relieve the soreness in a few hours.

POEM – MY WIFE – from Chamber’s Journal I held her, laughing in my arms, A blue-eyed child, with curls of gold; She stroke my boyish cheek and said; I’ll marry you when I am old. We met again. Those pretty locks Were combed and bound about her head, A little school-girl, staid and shy; She must not romp with me, she said. A few more years, and then I found A blooming maiden, sweet seventeen; Few were her words and coy her looks; And yet she loved me well, I ween. Long did I woo ‘mid hope and fear; My lady was not lightly won; She did her love, and thought it shame; At last my welcome task was done. I held her, blushing, in my arms, Then my bashful prize I told How she had promised long ago She’d marry me when she was old. The blissful days sped quickly on, And I had pledged her with a ring; But, ah! so much to large it proved! My love was such a tiny thing. But yet she would not have it changed, Though from her hand it oft would slip; An evil omen, I would say; While she but laughed with joyous lips. I left my darling for a space As nearer drew the wedding day “One little week,” I said,” and then I never more need g away.” I left her healthy, blooming, bright, The rosy color in her cheek – I came to find her wan and white, Alas! that fatal “little week.” Oh, fell Disease, not stay thy hand, And leave me all I love in life, In vain I cried; the touch of Death Was upon her Oh! My promised wife! I held her, dying, in my arms, The ring fell from her finger cold; Weeping, I took it, and she breathed, “I’ll marry you when I am old!” She knew not what she said, poor child; Gone from her was bright Reason’s ray, But still I keep that ring, and wait For an eternal wedding day.

STATE NEWS The Selma Times says: It becomes our painful duty to record a terrible accident yesterday on the accommodation train of the Alabama Central road, in which a young man in the prime of life, was instantly killed. It appears that MR. ST. GEORGE WOOLSEY, who was a brakeman on the road, attempted, while the train was in motion, to jump from the top of a boxcar to the tender. From some cause or other after reaching the tender, he fell backward and under the train, which passed directly over his body, mutilating it horribly. His death was instantaneous. Mr. WOOLSEY was in the prime of life with an apparent promise of a long life, yet in the twinkling of an eye and without a moment’s notice, he was hurled into the presence of his Maker. his remain were brought to the city and his funeral will take place from the residence of his father, HON. B. M. WOOLSEY, at 5 o’clock this evening. The sympathies of the entire community are with the afflicted family. The Gainsville Dispatch says: We learn that several days ago MR. Z. COOK, acting as an officer of the law with a warrant of arrest for a negro, found him near Memphis, in Pickens County, and informed him of the fact that he came to take him under the warrant, when the negro refused to surrender. Mr. C. then produced a rope, and proceeded towards him for the purpose of securing him, whereupon the accused caught him and held both arms fast to his person, meanwhile holding Mr. C. between himself and the gun of a man who went to assist in the arrest. In this position he backed some distance to a tree, in which there was sticking a hatchet. Arriving at this point, he let go one hand from Mr. C. and drew the hatchet out, holding it in such a way as showed an intention to strike. Mr. C. then having one hand free drew his pistol and shot the negro in the head, killing him almost instantly. These are the facts which we learn were developed on the trial before the magistrate where the defendant was discharged. MR. JOHN T. SHERER caught six wild turkeys in a pen, on day last week, in Walker County. A man named COBB, living in Birmingham and a brakeman on the N. & S. Railroad, while attempting to put on the brake, near Clarke’s Mills, the chain broke, throwing him between two cars and on the track. The wheels of one car passed over his neck severing his head form his body and producing instant death. He was interred in the city cemetery of Birmingham. The court house of Escambia County was burned on the night of the 8th inst. Some of the Clerk’s records were saved, but all State cases, civil and criminal trial, and a great many important documents, records, and books were destroyed. Most of the Probate records and papers were saved, badly damaged. OSCE ROBERTS, son of our esteemed confrere of the Birmingham Iron Age, W. ROBERTS, is to start a new paper at Talladega, to be called the Free Press. He is a mute, and was educated at the deaf, dumb, and blind asylum in Talladega. “A still tongue, a wise head.” We wish him unbounded success. A farmer in Walker County has discovered that wild peppermint growing in the wheat field drove off the rats, and says it is an infallible remedy for the pests. It is less noisy, and claws and eats less than cats. Also, MR. ROBERT EVANS, a good citizen of this county, who lives near the Montgomery line, met his death in a very singular manner of Wednesday of last week. he had been employed in hauling seed cotton and was returning with an empty wagon, when his team suddenly took fright, throwing him forward over the end of the wagon, the projecting handle, used in raising the front gate of the wagon, striking him in the abdomen, while his hands barely touched the double-tree below. Unable to extricate himself, he hung helpless in this position until the now thoroughly frightened mules had run some distance. A negro man, who assisted in hauling, finally succeeded in stopping the team and releasing Mr. EVANS from his painful position. Mr. E. was severally injured internally and he died the next day. He was a useful and consistent member of the M. E. Church and leaves a wife and five small children to mourn his loss. – [Union Springs Pantagraph The Methodist Church decapitated two of its unruly members a few days ago. We doubt the propriety of this proceeding. In our opinion it is better to strive to reform then within the fold, rather than send them adrift in the ocean of licentiousness. However, this is a mere opinion of ours, and, no doubt the committee appointed to that affair knew its duty and performed it conscientiously. – [Blount Co. News Green County offers $1,000 reward for the arrest of the thief, and the money stolen from its treasury or five hundred dollars for the arrest and conviction of the thief. REV. MOSES WHITTEN, of Limestone County, charged with improper conduct, in company with a lady on board of a train last summer, has been exonerated by an investigation made by a church committee. General Walker, Superintendent of the Census, will have the census districts defined on or about the 15th day of October. The appointment of Supervisors and other officers will not be made, however, until after the meeting of Congress, and probably not until after the holiday recess, as it is the desire of the Superintendent to consult with Congress before making these appointments. -–[Moulton Advertiser The Wetumpka Alabamian says: We learn from DR. T. B. WHITBY that MR. SAM SPIGENER, living near Buyckville, entertained him recently with a dancing rooster. Mr. SPIGENER calls up his crower and offers him some dough provided he will but a “double shuffle” which the foul proceeds at once to do to the merriment of the crowd. We have seen a dog church butter, but we take off our hat to the Buyckville chicken that dances. GEORGE KENNEDY, of Tuskegee, has been sent to the insane Hospital at Tuskaloosa. Sentence of death has been passed by the Circuit Court of Lauderdale County, upon the negro who killed TOBE IRVINE, last spring. The negro woman who poisoned the children of Mr. RIGGS, at Colliirene has been arrested.

HOW TO ACT IN A SICK ROOM Nothing requires more care judgement and circumspection than the simple act of visiting a sick room. A capital book could be written on this subject, warning people of the danger of being brusque and stupid. There ought never to be more than one spare chair in a sick room says an authority, and a nurse who knows what she is about would do well to put an ice-pitcher on that chair, so no one could sit on it. The most absurd thing a person can do who calls on a sick man or woman is to refer back to something which in their imagination, was the cause of this illness “the cucumbers of last week, or the soft crabs of the week before.: Religious admonitions, a delicate point, thought they may save the soul sometimes, if carelessly administered certainly hurt the body. MR. BRICKLY, who has written a careful book which he called, “Notes on the care of the sick,” says that he “looks with disgust on the person who speaks to the patient as if the illness was a distinct punishment for some grievous sin” and follows it by sending some book, with a note containing these word: “I hope you will prayerfully study this little book which I send you.” Doctors themselves often act in contradiction of their theories. I must insist on the most perfect quiet in the house, have the children moved to the rooms below and avoid all noise, says Esculapius. Then the physician goes down stairs quietly enough, but in the hall forgets all about the patient, for he closes the front door with a loud bang, and instead of moving off softly with his horse and wagon, rattles his equipage all he can over the cobble-stones. Doctors, sometimes, are as much at fault as visitors in sick rooms.

A SINGULAR OCCURANCE IN TEXAS A man named AKEN, living seven mile northwest of this place, was plowing in his filed a few days ago when he heard a rumbling sound like that of stone falling in water. Suddenly his horse leaped to the left and began a furious run, and before Mr. AKEN could understand the phenomenon the earth gave way under him and he went down a distance of twenty feet into a cold stream. Mr. AKEN began to struggle against the rapid tide and gained the bank, along which he groped his way to the place in which he fell, sometimes on dry rocks and again in eddies waist deep, but finally placing his feet terra firma. A party went on the following day and explored the channel a distance of several hundred yards either way. The stream is represented as being ten feet wide by eight or ten feet in depth.

When Mr. HAYES was in Kentucky the other day an old lady who was introduced to him exultingly exclaimed: “The is the first real President I have ever seen’ and the poor woman will go to her grave, no doubt, in the belief that she saw one then. It were better not to break her consolatory delusion. [St. Louis Republican

A WOMAN’S GLOVE A Woman’s glove is to her what a vest pocket is to a man. But it is more capacious, and in ninety-nine instances out of a hundred it is much better regulated. A man will carry $200 worth of small change, four matches, half a dozen too-picks, a short pencil, or a card when he wants it. Not so with a woman. She has the least bit of a glove, and in that glove she carries the tiniest hand, and a wad of bills, and a memorandum for her intended purchase of dry goods, and car tickets, and matinee checks and may-be a diminutive powder bag. We have no idea how she does it – how she manages to squeeze those thousand and one things into that wee space. – But she does it every time, and the glove never looks the least discomposed or plethoric or ruffled. And when a woman wants any article concealed about that glove, she doesn’t seem to have the least trouble in the world in getting at it. All that is required is a simple turn of the wrist, the disappearance of two fairy fingers, and the desired article brought to light! It is a wonder that no savant can explain. – [Boston Gazette

How many a poor old father and mother stint themselves and work their hands off, to send their bright boy to college, where he learns to despise his father’s occupation and station in life; or to send their lovely daughter to a fashionable boarding school, to be unfitted for the duties that will most probably fall to her lot in the coming years.

An Indiana Town Treasurer brought a libel suit against a local newspaper that had stated that he was dishonest; but before the case came to trail he fled with $21,000 of public money.

Washington, Sept. 29 The Treasurer of the United States and Assistant Treasurers have been directed to pay out gold and silver coin fully, upon all government obligations presented for payment at their respective offices.

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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UNITY GROVE CAMP MEETING Early Friday morning we left for Unity Grove Camp Meeting in Pickens County. The party composing our crowd was the MISSES DONNIE and AGGIE SUMMERS, MR. EDDIE MORTON “ye local: and REV. JAS. T. MILLER. We were overtaken by MR. W. L. MORTON, JR., and next by MRS. JUDGE COBB, and MR. W. T. MARLER, who completed the caravan. Arriving about noon at a beautiful stream near one mile from Steins Bridge, where it was agreed that we should halt and partake of the bounteous refreshments that the ever thoughtful ladies had prepared. After an hours rest the march was resumed. Reaching the Camp Grounds about 4 o’clock, and driving up in front of MR. JOE E. DORROH’S “new tent” we were cordially welcomed by his two daughters MISS MARY and MISS ELLA, they being the only members of the family present. Seeing that our stock was properly cared for, we were then ready for divine worship. At the usual hour for services R. R. T. BENLTY was in the pulpit under the harbor, and delivered an able sermon; quite a number of eminent clerical gentlemen were in attendance. Saturday morning the crowd began to increase and continues so until a late hour at night, while services were going on and “ye local” was alone (save a king friend or two_ with a fearful headache caused from a chill in the morning. Interesting parties arriving from Artesia, Miss, viz: Mrs. N. N. CRUMP, MRS. MITCHELL and their sons ROBERT and JOHN, and Mrs. W. A. WOODS of Columbus, Miss. It was our good pleasure to make the acquaintance of these amiable ladies and the two young gentlemen next morning. We were remarkably pleased with the acquaintance of Mrs. WOODS, and in fact the entire party. MRS. W. having attended the Camp Grounds some years past, and of course was acquainted with a great many of the grounds, which was vivifying to her. Being an intimate friend of our kind hostess, Mrs. DORRAH, she was untiring in asking about all those of whom she knew; notwithstanding being informed that a sick man was in the tent (while we are confident that her heartfelt sympathy was with us). This good lady persisted in conversation, till “ye local” decided that she certainly possessed the “gift of continuance in talking.” We hope to meet her again, and if we do not meet in this world, we shall endeavor by the grace of God to meet above on the Great Camp Ground where we shall tent forever. We heartily tender our sincere thanks and gratitude to the kind hearted Mrs. DORRAH and her family who were zealous in caring for us. Last but not least was our friend D. J. LACY, arriving in the afternoon on Saturday, and learning about our illness at once sought our whereabouts, and assisted those who had been kindly administering to or wants. We would feel that we were remiss in our duty if we were to fail to notice the Christian zeal and hospitality which was displayed by all the tenters in their attentions to the vast multitude from a distance. As we left before the close of the meeting, we are not able to publish the amount of Spiritual good accomplished.

DIED – On last Thursday evening at 6 o’clock , little PEARL, infant child of REV. GEO.TAYLOR The County Jail is now without an occupant.

Some one has decoyed off from R. W. COBB’S store, his little cat; he would be very much obliged to have the cat returned, for the mice are playing sad havoc with his dry goods.

The recent Grand Jury in this county found only 51 true bills.

RIDDLE When seen where murm’ring waters flow, Kiss’d by their wave I thrive and grow, And rear my humid crest; And there I deck no haughty head No glory is around me spread, In humble verdure dress’d.

But when I’m seen with martial men, how strange the transformation then! Bath’d in no rivers shining flood, But high o’er roddy streams of blood In gorgeous hues I go A glorious sight to hero’s eyes, ‘Mid clashing blades the richest prize! And bowed is many a haughty crest And still’d is many a gallant breast Ere I am leveled low.

And yet again prostrate I lie, Unmarked by any passer-by, And thousands standing in the street Behold me spurned by basest feet! And humbl’ed in the dust. Not one will give a parting sigh, Not one will raise an angry cry, For all but deem it just.

A simple ridle now I stand And penn’d by an unskillful hand, I tremble for my fate, So plain I must appear to you In guessing you’ll not surely do What I do indicate. Quilibet

REPORT OF THE GRAND JURY IN CIRCUIT COURT OF LAMAR CO. FALL TERM, 1879 To the HON WM. S. MUDD, Judge of the 3rd Judicial Circuit presiding: The Grand Jury would respectfully submit the following report: 1st. They have made a personal inspection of the County Jail, and fin it in good condition, and sufficient for the safe keeping of prisoners, their accommodation and health, and that it has been well kept since the last tem of the Court. 2nd. They have examined the bonds of all the County Officers, and find them correct in form, properly approved, and filed, and sufficient in amount, and security. 3rd. They have examined the books, and records of the county officers and find them correctly kept, the records all made as required by law up to this time, and conveniently arranged. 4th. They have examined the fee books of the Probate Judge, Clerk of this court, and Sheriff, and find no illegal fees charged. 5th. They have examined into the condition of the County Treasury and find there has been paid into the County Treasury the last tax year $4,145.48 The amount paid out 3,319.19

Amount in Treasury 826.29 Indebtedness of County 2,604.66 The expenses of this term of the court have not been paid. 6th. They have examined the county Superintendents books and find in his hands $3,890.47. 7th. We have diligently inquired into all of the indictable offences committed or triable in the county which have come to our knowledge, so far as we have been able to get the witnesses. All of which has been respectfully submitted. M. L. DAVIS Foreman Grand Jury

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

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SCHOOL NOTICE. The Trustees of the Vernon High School met on the 18th of September, and after electing M. V. WEBSTER to fill the vacancy caused by the death of JASON GUIN, selected PROF. J. T. RICHARDSON, of Columbus, Miss., as Teacher for the coming year. Rates of Tuition $1.50, $2.50 and $4.00 per month. J. D. MCCLUSKY M. W. MORTON ALEX COBB A. A. SUMMERS M. V. WEBSTER Trustees School will open on Monday, October 13, 1879.

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.


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

Mason & Hamlin Organs, Endorsed by over 100,000 delighted purchasers. Not lowest prices, poorest and dearest, but highest priced, best and cheapest. Cost but little more than inferior organs. Give five times the satisfaction. Last twice as long. Victors at all world’s exhibitions. Acknowledged best by all disinterested and competent musicians. Solid facts, indisputable, such as no other organ maker in the world can substantiate. Glorious news for purchasers. Grand Introduction sale. New Styles. New Prices. 6 Stops, Elegant case $80; Superb Mirror to case, 10 stops, only $100. 15 days trial. Freight paid both ways if organ don’t suit. Sold on easy terms. Rented until paid for. Delivered anywhere in the South for $4 extra. For full particulars, address Budden & Bates, Savannah, Ga., Managers, Wholesale Southern Depot, Prices same as at Factory.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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. WILDERSON. Moscow, Lamar Co., Ala.

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

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WHEN TO CUT HAY Recent investigations threaten to upset some popular notions. It has long been supposed that early cut hay is more valuable that that cut later. If the judgement of the cows were a test there would be no question about it. They will leave the riper hay, and even refuse to ear it at all, if they can procure that which have been cut earlier. In the writer’s dairy the milk falls off more than ten per cent when the young hay is changed for that cut two weeks later. This is sufficient to support the general opinion in spite of chemical analysis, which go to show that ripe hay is heavier, more bulky, and contains more nutritious substance than that cut earlier. Perhaps the operations of the chemist can extract more nutriment from ripe hay than can the cow’s stomach; but as young hay feeds more profitably it seems best to cut early.

A RELISH FOR FARM STOCK The importance of an occasional relish of salt and wood ashes for all kinds of stock, says the New York Word, cannot be too highly appreciated. The most convenient form in which these materials are offered, according to feeders of wide experience, is in a solid mass, which admits of diligent licking on the part of the animal without gaining more of the mixture than is desirable. In order to mix these ingredients so that a solid mass may be formed, take salt and pure wood ashes in the proportion of pound for pound, with water sufficient to hold the mixture together. To preserve the mixture in a solid state, place it in troughs or boxes sheltered sufficiently to keep rain and snow from reaching it and converting it into alkaline pickle. These troughs with their tempting contents prove efficient as baits for alluring animals, turned out on long rounds during the day, home at night. When cattle chew leather, wood and old bones, remember that it indicates a lack of phosphate of lime in their food, which is required to supply bone material. A teaspoonful of bone meal given daily with their grain will correct the habit and supply the deficiency which induces it. If the disposition to eat bones is indulged in when cows are on grass, the deficiency evidently exists in the soil, and the pasture will be greatly benefited by a top dressing of bone dust. Two or three hundred pounds to the acre, sown broadcast, will repay attending expenses in a better yield and quality of milk and butter.

THE BEES AND FRUIT TREES So much has been said and written about bees injuring fruit trees that the following interesting incident, related by Mr. WM. CARR in the British Bee Journal for May, will be read with interest. Speaking of the plum, pear, cherry, apple, almond, peach, and other fruit trees, Mr. CARR says: “All these trees yield a great quantity of beautiful and highly-flavored honey, and when in bloom, the bees are working from morning to night collecting the honey and pollen and fertilizing the bloom. We should have little fruit if it was not for the agency of bees. All good fruit growers keep bees to fertilize their fruit-bloom. This reminds me of my visit to (our noble and good president of the British Bee-keeps Association) the Baroness Burderr-Coutta’s residence at Highgate, on April 8, 1870. When I went into the peach house the gardener said to me, “See what a quantity of peaches I have got set!” I said, “You have, indeed; how do you account for it?” “Well, “ he said, “I have always kept bees to fructify my fruit-bloom; but last autumn I bought a stock of Ligurain bees, and they being hardier than the common bees, began working earlier, and got into the peach house just as the trees were coming into bloom, and the result is I have nearly double the quantity of peaches set I ever had before.”

WHAT THERE IS IN WHEAT. The wheat grain is a fruit consisting of a seed and its coverings. All the middle part of the grain is occupied by large, thin cells, full of a powdery substance, which contains nearly all the starch of the wheat. Outside the central starchy mass is a single row of squashish cells filled with yellowish material, very rich in nitrogenous, that is, flesh-forming matter. Beyond this again there are six thin coats or coverings, containing much mineral matter, both of potash and phosphates. The outermost coat is of but little value. The mill products of these coverings of the seed are peculiarly rich in nutriment, and fine flour is robbed of a large percentage of valuable and nutritious food. Middlings not only contain more fibria and mineral matter than fine flour, but also more fat. The fibrous matter, or out coat, which is indigestible, forms one-sixth of the bran, but not one-hundredth of the fine flour. Wheat contains the greatest quantity of gluten and the smallest of starch; rye, a medium proportion of both, while in barley, oats, and corn, the largest proportions of starch and the smallest of gluten are to be found. In practice 100 pounds of flour will make from 133 to 137 pounds of bread, a good average being 136 pounds; hence, a barrel of 196 pounds should yield 226 cone-pound loaves – [American Miller

FATTENING FOWLS Apparently it is an easy matter to fatten fowls for either the market or for table use, yet it requires both care and judgement to do so properly, while considerable experience is called into play to make it a decided success. The way poultry is fattened, dressed and marketed has much to do in determining the price, and a few cents per pound extra, for poultry of the best quality, will make a considerable difference in the sum total of the receipts, and amply repay for the extra labor required. It invariably pays to put all marketing in the most presentable condition before presenting it to the consumers, and poultry is not exception to this rule. In fattening fowls or chinks for market, the best and quickest way to do it is to keep them in a darkened room, only admitting the light when the birds are fed. The food should consist principally of soft, cooked food, while milk, when it can be readily obtained, should be liberally supplied, and water may then be dispensed with. The floor of the room should be kept well strewn with coarsest sand and with gravel. About ten days usually suffices to complete the fattening, if the fowls were in good health and in food growing condition when first confined. – [Poultry Monthly

MANURE FOR ORCHARDS Wood ashes are, doubtless, excellent for orchards, but instead of being put around the trees, they could be spread over the land. In our limited experience we have learned one thing about orchards, as well as fruit trees of every kind that we have cultivated, and, so we believe, the principle can be applied pretty much to everything that grown upon the earth, which its, “that the application benefits them all. Ground occupied by fruit trees should be manured as liberally as are other portions of the land used for raising wheat or corn. It is the neglect to do so, in connection with the negligence with which the orchards are treated in many section, that makes them unprofitable, and to be worn out permanently. And as to the kind of manure with which orchards ought to be treated. While any kind, almost without exception, will prove an advantage, there is none in the world to be compared with barnyard manure. A liberal application of this only every third year, with careful pruning and washing the trunks of the trees, will make a prodigious change in the orchard.

FARM NOTES Carrots render the skin of horses glossy and healthy looking. They give a tinge and richness to better, and are more nourishing for cows than turnips. The manure of cows and pigs resists decomposition for a longer time than that of the sheep and horse – both the latter being dryer than the former, and decomposing more readily in the soil. Compost for corn: To 750 pounds of fine stable or yard dung; the same of dry muck, or rich loam, add 500 pounds of some good standard superphosphate. This will make a ton of valuable manure, and should be thoroughly and finely pulverized. To rejuvenate old orchards, cut out all the dying wood and three-fourths of the suckers; scrape the trunks of the trees completely, removing all the old, hard, broken bark, wash with a preparation of whale oil, soap and water, one pound of soap to a bucket of water, and give the orchard, not merely under the trees, but every part of it, a heavy top dressing of good barn yard of compost manure. The reason poultry killed at home, though young, is not as tender as that bought in the market is, the former is generally not killed until wanted, and, when eaten is still rigid with death, while that bought at the poulters has been killed at least hours – more often days. Poultry out to be killed several days before being eat, dressed at once, and with a few bits of charcoal in it, hung in a cool place. If poultry are kept from food and drink at least twelve hours before being killed, the crop and intestines will be emptied, and any superfluity of secretions exhausted. The flesh will be juicy and the fat firm. If left three days without food or drink, though in good condition previously, the flesh will be dry and tasteless and the fat soft. Never buy an undrawn fowl. The gas from the crop and intestines will taint the flesh, even though retained but a short time -–[Fancier’s Journal.

No farmer need expect to gather fruit many seasons without manuring the orchard well. This point is often overlooked. Every third year a good coat of barn yard manure should be applied. Bone dust and ashes are excellent. In western New York it is the habit to feed fruit trees well; here we starve them; and the results is New York supplies our great markets with fruit when we ought to do it ourselves. Several times a year we unfold to our readers the great secret of large fruit crops – manure, manure, manure! And we shall keep o in that line if it takes a life time. Apples at three dollars a bushel and pears at six are more profitable than milk at two cents a quart, butter at twenty cents a pound, or corn at fifty cents a bushel.

SUMMER READING – Little Rock (Ark.) Gazette The fire man of Sharp County is not likely to attract more attention than a phenomenon which has just made its appearance, according to a private letter, in Van Buren County. Some people called it a horse, while others affirm that it is a man. At any rate, nothing in natural history can account for it. Its head has every resemblance of a horse’s while its body is unmistakably that of a man. When first seen it was standing in a road with its head over a fence, looking intently at a man plowing in the filed. There was something so would in the expression of the supposed horse’ eyes and such a snap to his eyelids, producing such a peculiar sound, that the man left his plow and went up to the fence. His surprise and terror at seeing a horse’ head on a man’s shoulder knew no bounds, but his legs did, and, springing away, he ran towards his house. The man-horse, seeing that the plower …..(Cut out) …“fled” when no man-horse pursued…..climbed over the fence, walked…….the plow, took up the lines and st……the horse. The owner had witnessed…..this, having stopped. Gathering courage….he went back, slowly and cautiously,……approaching the most peculiar freak…..nature he had ever seen. When he….come within a few yards of the plow……man-horse stopped, turned and …….”You seem afraid of me. Approach.” The man felt impelled by some unaccountable power, and when he was within a few feet of the man-horse experienced a slight sensation in his feet, and looking down, discovered that instead of feet he had a pair of hoofs. He had evidently exchanged with his horse, for instead of hoofs on the from the horse had human feet, and seemed equally as much dissatisfied with them as the man did with the hoofs. After performing this piece of magic, the man-horse ran away. He has subsequently appeared to several parties, but has not performed any more miracles. It may be necessary to add that the man to whom the phenomenon presented the hoof is known in the neighborhood as a “Guinea nigger.” His plow-horse has not been seen since that memorable day. The man still retains his hoofs, and when last seen was a blacksmith shop having himself shod. He knows them to be the hoofs of his horse, for there are marks on then that render unmistakable recognition. This story, a neighborhood superstition, does not come in a round about way, but down the Forth Smith railway, one of the straightest railroads in the south. It will not, however, take its place in a library of Sunday-school fiction. It is state, and with some degree of truth that the old negro, suffering with elephantiasis, became crazy and started the story.

…Miss PERKINS, of Ebondale, Iowa, used her artistic skill in drawing caricatures of gawky Mr. Filer, who had offender her at a ball. These pictures were displayed in the windows of a store, to the great irritation of Mr. Filer. He was perplexed as to a means of retaliation, abut finally decided to whip Miss Perkins’ brother, and did it so thoroughly that the sufferer was for a week confined to a bed.

The Products of Indigestion. Inability of the stomach to act upon the food is productive of serious and speedy mischief to the entire bodily economy. The circulation languishes and grows poor; leanness, pallor, and a loss of muscular and organic power supervene; but, worse than this, the functions associated with and dependent upon digestion, such as evacuation and the secretion of bile, grow irregular, and the organs whose business it is to discharge those functions become badly disordered, this disastrous state of things is more readily and thoroughly rectified with Hostelttler’s Stomach Bitters than any known medicinal agent. The stomach being invigorated, the life giving principles of the blood are increase, the system properly nourished, leanness, and debility overcome, and the bowels and liver thoroughly and promptly regulated.

Gaps made in the flesh by abscesses and ulcers speedily disappear without leaving a scar, when Henry’s Carbolic Salve is the agent employed to heal them. This standard article cures the worst sores, eradicates cutaneous eruptions, relieves the pain of burns, banishes pimples and blotches from the skin and has proved to be eminently successful in remedying rheumatism and soreness of the throat and chest. Sold by all druggist.

The reason why medical practitioners do not hesitate to prescribe Dr. F. Wilhoft’s Anti-Periodic or Fever and Ague Tonic is as follows: Messrs. Wheelock, Finlay & Co., of New Orleans, its proprietors, have published its composition, and physicians have approved it because it contains no dangerous drug, and because it invariably proves successful. It is for sale by all druggists.

$1,375.87 Profits in 30 Days. What $10 has done in Wall Street by legitimate stock speculations. Pamphlets containing two unerring rules for success mailed free upon application. Address A. Simpson & Co., 49 Exchange Place, New York

A cough, cold, or sore throat, requires immediate attention, as neglect oftentimes results in some incurable lung disease. “Brown’s Bronchial Troches” will almost invariably give relief. 25 cents a box.

If you are satisfied to have a poor organ, or run the risk of having a poor one, take any organ that is offered you. But if you desire to be sure of having the very best, insist on having a Mason & Hamlin, and do not be persuaded to take any other.

Chew Jackson’s Best Sweet Navy Tobacco

The new Elastic Truss has a pad differing from all others, is cup shaped, with self-adjusting ball in center, adapts itself to all positions of the body, while the ball to the cup presses back the intestines just as a person would with the finger. With light pressure the hernia is held securely day and night, and a radical cure certain. It is easy, durable and cheap. Sent by mail. Circulars free. Eggleston Truss Co., Chicago, Ill.

Gilbert makes only pure starches.

Pure teas. Agents wanted everywhere To sell to families, hotels, and large consumers. Largest stock in the country; quality and terms the best. Country store keeper should call or with the Wells Tea Company. 201 Fulton St. N Y PO Box 4560.

Ridge’s Food for Infants and Invalids. Has found its way into high places the world over and Medical Journals and physicians give it their approval. Woolrich & Co., on every label.

Military and Band uniforms – Officer’s Equipment, caps, etc made by M. C. Lilley & Co., Columbus, Ohio. Send for Price Lists. Firemen’s Caps, belts, and shirts.

Hunts Remedy the Great kidney medicine….(cut out)

Agents …(cut out)….”Life of Buffalo Bill” The famous Scout, guide, hunter, and actor – written by himself – is the liveliest and easiest book to sell that has appeared for years. Agents already at work are making big sales. Send at once and secure territory. For circulators and liberal terms, apply to Frank E. Bliss, Hartford, Conn.

Mustang Survival of the Fittest. A family medicine that has healed millions during 35 years. Mexican Mustang liniment. A balm for every wound of man and beast. The oldest and best liniment ever made in America. Sales larger than ever. The Mexican Mustang Liniment has been known for more than thirty-five years as the best of all liniments, for man and beast. Its sales today are larger than ever. It cures when all other fails, and penetrates skin, tendon and muscle, to the very bone. Sold everywhere.

The Estey Organ is the Best the world over. Manufactory Brattleboro, Va.

Any one unable to read music or unskilled in organ playing may produce from the organ not only the part they sing, but all the other parts, but the use of the self-organist. With this new invention, easily attached to the key-board of any organ, a little boy or girl, knowing a tune, can play as well as a music teacher. Adapted to families, Sunday Schools, and lodge meetings. Address for circular and terms. The Self-Organist Mr’g Co., Brattleboro, Va.

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

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

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.

Tarrant’s Seltzet Aperient. There are probably a majority of the human race suffering from kidney complaints. They show themselves in almost protean shapes, but always to the injury of the patient. They cause indescribable agony. The experience of thirty years show that the best remedy for this class of diseases is Tarrants’ Seltzer Aperient. Its properties are diuretic, which are specially adapted for such cures. Sold by all druggists.

Seth Thomas Clocks for Towers, offices, houses, ships, &c., Strong accurate and durable. Prices from $2 to $6,000. 20 Murray St. New York and Thomaston, Ct.

The Weekly Sun. A large, eight page paper, of 56 broad columns, will be sent postpaid to any address until January 1st, 1860 for half a dollar. Address The Sun, N. Y. City

South-Western Presbyterian University. Clarksville, Tenn. Rev. J. M. Waddell, D. D. L. L. D., Chancellor. Tuition $50 a year. Board $3 a week. Session 1879-80, Opens Sept. 1, 1879.

New Home Sewing Machine. Best in the World. Agents wanted everywhere. Address Johnson, Clark & Co. 30 Union Square. New York.

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

The Smith Organ Co. First Established! Most successful! Their instruments have a standard value in all the leading markets of the world! Everywhere recognized as the finest in tone. Over 80,000 made and in use. New Designs constantly. Best work and lowest prices. Send for a catalogue. Tremont St., opp. Waltham St. Boston, Mass

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

$77 a month and expenses guaranteed to agents. Outfit free. Shaw & Co., Augustua, Me.

$3300 a year. How to make it. New Agents goods. Coe & Yonge, St. Louis, Mo.

Cure for Tender Feet, Undue Perspiration, chafing, and soft corns. By mail, 25 cts., Chas. Mitzenius, POB 526, NYC

Pocket Dictionary, 30,000 words and Dr. Foote’ Health Monthly, one year, 50 c Murray Hill Publ. Co., 129 E. 28th St. N. Y.

Send to F. G. Rich & Co., Portland, Maine, for best agency business in the world. Expensive outfit free.

Young men learn telegraphy and earn $40 to $100 a month. Every graduate guaranteed a paying situation. Address R. Valentine, Man Janesville, Wis.

Maplewood Institute for young ladies, Pittsfield, Mass. Location unrivaled. Collegiate and college preparatory courses. Revs. C. V. Spear & R. E. Avery, Prin.

Big pay with stencil outfirs. What costs 4 cents sells rapidly for 50 cts. Catalogue free. S. M. Spencer, 112 Wash’n St. Boston, Mass.

Opium habit and skin diseases. Thousands cured. Lowest prices. Do not fail to write. Dr. F. E. Marsh, Quincy, Mich.

$350 a month – Agents wanted. 36 best selling articles in the world. One sample free. Address Jay Bronson. Detroit, Mich

Kidder’s Pastilles. Sure relief. Asthma. Price 40 cents by mail. Stowell & Co., Charlestown, Mass.

Agents – Read this. We will pay agents a salary of $100 a 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.

$1050 profits on 30 days investment of $100 in Western Union, June 7 Proportional returns every week on stock options of $20, $50, $100, $500. Official reports and circulars free. Address T. Potterwight & Co., Bankers, 35 Wall St.. N. Y.

Truth is mighty. Professor Martinez, the great Spanish See and Wizard, will for 30 cents with your ages, height, color of eyes and lock of hair, send to you a current picture of your future husband or wife, initials of real names, the time and place where you will first meet, and the date of marriage. Address Prof Martinez 4 Provision St. Boston, Mass. This is no humbug.

Warner Bro’s Corsets received the highest medal at the recent Paris exposition over all American competitors. The flexible hip corset (120 bones) is warranted not to break down over the hips. Price $1.35. The improved health corset is made with the Tampico Bust, which is soft and flexible and contains no bones. Price by mail, $1.50. For sale by all leading merchants. Warner Bros., 351 Broadway, N. Y.

This claim-house established 1865. Pensions. New law. Thousands of soldiers and heirs entitled. Pensions date back to discharge or death. Time limited. Address with stamp. George E. Lemon P. O. Drawer 325 Washington, D. C.

Agents wanted for the Pictorial History of the World. It contains 672 fine historical engravings and 1260 large double-column pages, and is the most complete history of the world ever published. It sales at sight. Send for specimen pages and extra terms to agents, and see why it sells faster than any other book. Address. National Publishing Co., St. Louis, M

Mason & Hamlin Cabinet Organs. Demonstrated best by highest honors at all world’s expositions for twelve years viz: at Paris 1867; Vienna, 1873; Santiago 1875; Philadelphia 1876; Paris 1878; and Grand Swedish Gold Medal 1878. Only American Organs are awarded highest honors at any such. sold for cash or installments. Illustrated Catalogues and circulars with new styles and prices, sent free. Mason & Hamlin Organ Co., Boston, New York, or Chicago. Teas! Ahead all the time. The very best goods direct from the importers at half the usual cost. Best plan ever offered to Club Agents and large buyers. All express charges paid. New terms free. The Great American Tea Company. 21 and 33 Vesey Street, New York. PO Box 4235.

Wm. H. Burgess, Rich Square, N. C. Inventor and Manufacturer of the Roanoke Cotton Press, Chieftain Press, Chain Lever Press and others. Some very cheap. Hoisting pullers, &C. Also a new process of making wells any depth in from one to three hours time. There is money in it. Circulars free.

Cured free! An infallible and unexcelled remedy for Epilepsy or falling sickness, warranted to effect a speedy and permanent cure. “A Free Bottle” of my renowned specific and a valuable treatise sent to any sufferer sending me his post office and express address. Dr. H. G. Root, 163 Pearl St. New York

Moller’s Norwegian Cod Liver Oil is perfectly pure. Pronounced the best by ----the medical authorities in the world. Given the----- award at 12 world’s exposition, and at ----Sold by druggists. W. H. Schleffelin & C-----

Upham’s Freckle, tan and pimple bannisher. A few applications of this preparation will remove freckles, tan, sunburn, pimples or blotches on the face, and render the complexion clear and fair. For softening and beautifying the skin it has no equal. Price 50 cents. Sent by mail, post paid for 75 cents. Address John F. Henry, Curran & Co., 24 College Place, New York.

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