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Vernon Clipper 5 Dec 1879

Microfilm Ref Call #373 Microfilm Order #M1992.4466 from The Alabama Department of Archives and History



NEIGHBOR JONES – by John T. Yates

I’m thinking wife, of neighbor Jones, the man with the stalwart arm He lives in peace and plenty on a forty-acre farm When men are all around us, with hearts and hand a-sore Who own two hundred acres, and still are wanting more.

He has a pretty little farm – a pretty little house He has a loving wife within, as quiet as a mouse His children play around the door, their father’s heart to charm, Looking just as neat and tidy as the tidy little farm.

No weeds are in the cornfield, no thistles in the oats The horses show good keeping by their fine and glossy coats The cows within the meadow, resting ‘neath the beechen shade, Learn all their gentle manners from a gentle milking maid.

Within the field on Saturday, he leaves no cradled grain To be gathered on the morrow, for feat of coming rain He keeps the Sabbath holy – his children learn his ways.

He never had a lawsuit to take him to the town, For the very simple reason there are no fences down The bar-room in the village does not have him for a charm I can always find my neighbor on his forty-acre farm.

His acres are so few, he plows them very deep, “Tis his own hand that turns the sod, ‘tis his own hands that reap He has a place for everything and everything in the place The sunshine smiles on his fields, contentment on his face.

May we learn a lesson, wife, from prudent neighbor Jones And not sigh for what we haven’t got – give vent to sighs and groans? The rich ain’t always happy, nor free from life’s alarms, But blest are those who live content, though small may be their farms.


THE INDIAN GIRL’S LOVE – By Abel Thorn Arthur Tristam had for a long time been out of health, and the only medicine he needed was recreation and complete freedom from all active pursuits. He concludes to go to Lake George and visit his cousin who lived at Caldwell. As he was sitting in the parlor of his relative, reading on the morning after his arrival, his attention was attracted by a voice of rare sweetness, which inquired of one of the servants, if the lady of the house wanted to buy any Indian goods. Excited by curiosity to see anything made by the Indians, and at the same time charmed by the voice, Tristam went to door. He reached it as the young Indian girl was turning to leave, but called her back. While she was unpacking her wares, he had time to look at her carefully. She was, indeed, very beautiful. Tall and slender, her additional height combined with her great grace of action, gave her a commanding appearance. Her features were regular and beautifully cut, while the expression of her face was mild and sorrowful. “Did the Indians make all these things?” Tristam asked, as he picked up a beautiful farm made of fine wood, and ornamented with blue ribbon. “Yes, sir,” she replied as she lifted her large, lustrous, black eyes to him; “we make them all.” “I believe you have nothing today I want.” “We make other things,” she said: “canes, cigar-cases –“ “Could you make me a cigar-case something like this?” producing a fine-worked one. “Oh, yes, sir: easily.” “Where is you encampment, that I may know where to come and get it?” “Just beyond the church, by the fort.” “Well, I will call on Monday. Be sure that you don’t disappoint me.” Saying this, he went into the house, while the Indian girl resumed her load, turned her footsteps toward home. When she reached the camp, an ungainly woman came toward her and took her pack from her, as she inquired in a shrill, piping voice, how much she had sold. Zillah – such was the name of the girl – made no reply, but simply gave her the money she had received. “Is that all?” the squaw said as she finished counting the money, and, not giving her time to answer, she resumed: “You’re a lazy idler. Go in there,” pointing to the tent. “You shall have no dinner today.” Zillah slowly moved away, and when she sat down on the ground floor of the rude contrivance of wood and canvas which served the purpose of a tent, she drew from her pocket the cigar case Tristam had given her for a model, and set to work to make one like it. As she swiftly but skillfully proceeded with her task, the blinding tears filled her eyes and her bosom heaved with some suppressed emotion. She was not regretting the loss of her dinner, since she was accustomed to that; but she was sad on account of something she could not herself define – a desire for something better, a longing after a more civilized life. For Zillah, although nothing but a poor Indian girl, had all the refined feelings of a woman, and although she had passed all her life in this semi-barbarous state, every year had only tended to increase her disgust for it, while the glimpses she had of civilization and all the communication she held with the outside world augmented her aversion tenfold. On the appointed day, Tristam rode over to the Indian encampment. The cigar case was finished; but, as he was about to leave, it came on to rain so hard that he was obliged to ask for shelter in one of the tents. The woman who had brought him the case, showed him the tent he might rest in, and then left him. It was a rude combination of coming into the tent by an opening at the back. She was about to retreat when she saw Tristam, but he motioned to her to enter, and, as he relinquished his seat to her, she drew a small chest from a corner, took some work from it, and then offered it to Tristam as a seat. He sat down, and she went silently to work. Tristam was busy with his own thoughts, and not a word was spoken. At last he broke the silence by saying: “You don’t like this kind of life?” “Like it?” And then looking carefully around to see that no one was watching, she added: “I hate it!” “Then,” and there was a slight touch of contempt in his tone, “why do you live here?” “Why do I live her? Because I must live! Because I must have a home! And, bad as this is, I can find no better.” “But why do you not get into some private family, where you would find comfort, rest and refinement?” “Because we are considered a lying, thieving set, from whom no good can come, and no one would think for a moment of taking one of us, even for a servant. No one! I am a poor Indian, and a poor Indian I must remain all my life.” Tristam rose to go, and offered her some money, which she proudly refused to take. So ordering a fan, and asking her to bring it to the house on the next day, he left the encampment. But all that evening there seemed to re-echo in his ears those despairing accent: “No, No! I am a poor Indian, and a poor Indian I must remain all my life!” The next day Zillah promptly brought the fan; and Tristam said to her: “Have you any schools here?” “Yes, sir,” and then added, after a moment’s hesitation, “but I have never gone, sir.” “And why not?” A sarcastic expression played round her lips as she answered: “Oh, you forget, sir, that I am an Indian.” “And will not they receive everyone?” “No, sir” “Should you like to go to school?” As he put this question to her, the expression of her whole face changed, and she shot him a glance of intense eagerness, as she answered: “I would give all I have to go, sir! But it is impossible.” “But it is not, if you will come here every day from ten o’clock till twelve, for I will teach you myself.” For a moment Zillah’s face lit up with joy at his unlooked-for proposal; and then she mournfully replied: “I’m afraid I can’t come, sir. Mammy may not be willing.” Tristam said he would go in the morning to see he mother about this matter. The next day, Tristam true to his promise, went to the encampment. When “mammy” had been pointed out to him, he immediately asked her consent to his plan. She at first positively refused: but she was at length persuaded top let Zillah come to his at the desired hours. Tristam having told Zillah to come on the morrow, he took his departure. On the next day, Zillah came at the appointed hour. Tristam found in her an apt pupil, and she was equally pleased with both teacher and studies. A month and a half rolled by, and Tristam looked forward to the arrival of his pupil with more pleasure each succeeding day, while Zillah artlessly confessed that her study hours contained the only real happiness she experienced. * * * * * “Arthur”, said his cousin one day, “I wish you would go to the fort for me, to meet my friend, Miss Madge Edens, whom I expect from Y—this evening.” Tristam ordered the carriage, and did as he was asked. He found Miss Edens without much trouble. She was a small, sprightly brunette, whose beauty lay chiefly in her hair and eyes. “Are you fond of horse-riding, Mr. Tristam?” Miss Eden asked, as they were driving home. Tristam said he was. “Then I shall claim you as my guide in roaming over these hills, for I think there is nothing better, if one has a good horse.” After breakfast on the following morning, Miss Edens proposed a ride to Glenn Falls. They accordingly set out. Zillah came to the house at the usual time, and inquired for Tristam. “He’s out,” said the servant in a gruff tone. “Will he be back in a few minutes to give me my lesson?” she tremblingly asked, for a vague suspicion had taken possession of her mind that he was tired of teaching her. “Do you suppose he would come back for the likes of you? I think he’s for the giving of them up entirely!” Zillah turned away with despair at her heart. How could she go back to the old life? Her whole life had been illumined by coming to Tristam, and now to have this source of comfort cut off, and with it all the hopes she had founded of gaining some honorable position, and so escaping from the dirt and wretchedness of her home – to have all these hopes overthrown, was more than she could bear, and she rushed out of the gate, and up the road. She ran till she was tired, and then she turned from the road into a large green field, and, sitting down under a hug e chestnut tree, with spreading branches, she let her head fall in her hands, when the blinding tears she had theretofore restrained came thick and fast. She had been crying for about an hour, when a feeling of weariness came over her, and leaning back against the trunk of the friendly tree, she fell asleep. She did not awake until the sun was sinking in the west. She started up, wondering where she could be. And then in an instant came back the remembrance of all that had transpired, and resolutely turning to the road, she slowly trudged along toward the Indian encampment. Yes, Zillah had resolved to go home; for, although after the first moment of awakening, her heartfelt disappointment for her baffled hopes returned, sleep had given her strength to bear it, and she had decided to live the old dark life, to live a she had been born -–a poor Indian. She had gone about half way home, and was sitting on a stone by the wayside to rest, when she heard horses’ feet, and, looking up, saw Tristam and Madge riding toward her. As they came nearer, she looked another way, and Tristam, piqued at her conduct, did not speak, or notice her in any way, but mere said to Madge: “There is my Indian protégé. I suppose she is displeased because I went away this morning. Well, she must not exact all my attention; that was all well enough before you came, but now it is different, you know.” As these words reached Zillah’s ears, she started up, and a strange expression came over her face. That moment made a startling revelation to her, for then she first knew that she loved Arthur Tristam. It was then she first discovered that without him, refinement and all she had wished for would be tasteless and miserable. She tottered on to the bridge, and leaned against its sides for support. A mist came over her eyes, and a dizzy faintness took possession of her. There she stood, looking steadily at the water as it came dashing impetuosity down, and was whirled in a thousand eddies below, while one desire alone filled her breast – a passionate longing to be at rest. As she thought of Tristam’s words, they seemed so cold, so heartless, that her bursting heart found vent in the old cry: “I am a poor Indian, and a poor Indian I must remain all my life.” Then, with a heartrending cry, she leaped into the foaming flood below. For a moment the water dashed her body wildly about, and then all was quiet. The pale moon rose, and bathed with its silvery light the face of the dead. But there was no dissatisfied expression now. All feelings of dissatisfaction, jealousy, and hate had fled, and the closed eyelids, with their jetty fringes, and the peaceful parting of the lips, and the smooth, pale brow – all spoke repose. In the morning, some persons passing found the body, and brought it to the village. Then came the inquest, at which the general opinion was that she had fallen into the stream, no one for a moment thinking that she had committed suicide.

FELINE ELECTRICTY The most remarkable invention in this or any other age is duly chronicled in the Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch. It is based upon the electrical properties of the fur of cats. With a batter of one hundred and twenty-eight cats the inventor succeeded in generating a current so strong that it instantly polarized all the lightning-arresters and demagnetized all the switch-boards on the way to Omaha. The operators all along the line were terror stricken, and rushed from their offices. Eighteen hundred and nine glass insulators were broken and as many poles shattered as if by lightning. A great deal more damage would doubtless have resulted if the copper rod over which the battery was suspended had not suddenly become red hot and burned the tails off the cats and let them drop. When only a moderately strong current of electricity is desired, it is obtained by densely populating the small floor of the cage, which is made of sheet copper, that being the best conductor. The electricity thus generated charges the copper floor of the cage, and as it cannot pass off to the ground through the glass insulators it seeks its exit over the wires that are connected by soldering to each end of the copper plate. For generating a powerful current, the cats are carefully and securely tied tail to tail in pairs, and by the loop thus formed, they are suspended from a heavy insulated copper rod that passes longitudinally through the cage, to the ends of which are attached the telegraph or telephone wires.

A PLUCKY GIRL Commend us to Carrie Roberts who was “at home” to a tramp who called to the house of her employer in New Lebanon, Ohio recently. It is not every young woman who being alone in a dwelling, and suddenly discovering the presence of a robber, would have the presence of mind to make direct for his hair and to administer to him a lesson that made him glad enough to drop his booty and escape from the premises followed by several shots fired from a revolver in quick succession. If tramps in general came across such energetic domestics their intrusions would be less frequent than they now are. Circumstances, of course, favored Carrie’s feat, or probably we ought to say her hands. If the tramp had been bald-header, or had worn a wig, she could not have given him such conclusive evidence of her strength as to convince him of the prudence of a retreat. We can only express our regrets that Miss Carrie’s aim was not as steady as her nerves, and that she did not prevail on her visitor to stop by a well directed shot from her revolver, although her doubtless left her a lock of his hair.

BUYING BOOKS A correspondent in an exchange says, “Should all men read” Certainly: the man who simply eats and sleeps and works is little better than a brute. Must they read book? Yes, or lose the richest knowledge. The Bible, poetry, science, history, biography, and travel are precious mines of gold which yield only flakes on the newspaper surface. May they borrow books and make no return for such favor. No; honest people may not. Then must they buy books? Granted, they must buy books. But do they as a rule? Denied. They count the expense of food, furniture, lights and clothing, all of which supply our wonderful bodies, but the God-given gem of mind which these bodies simply enshrine, is allowed to remain naked and hungry, cold and dark, or expected to grow on such scraps as it can beg or steal. Judging from a considerable experience in the rural districts, I say that people generally, and farmers especially, do not buy books except of the most persistent book agents, or possibly for a child’s Christmas present, and not then if the child needs any article of clothing. What can be said of the judgement and independence of a man who buys an expensive book because an agent “troubleth him” but seldom openeth it afterward, and is glad to exchange it for a cheaper article when another peddler comes, yet who can never afford to get a magazine for his wife, or a juvenile book for his child. Children in such families subsist on such trashy story papers as they can obtain by foraging, and when they grow up their parents wonder why they will go in second or third rate society, and why they don’t try to be respectable and do honor to the family. A wealthy man of my acquaintance envelops himself in political papers, and takes pride in being “posted”. But his wife, who is a superior woman, and their two intellectual children, have nothing but the politics to read, and for years they did without a dictionary. Yet his is only one house among many that are handsome, convenient and thoroughly furnished, except with books. I never shall forget the impression which a certain point in a story once made upon me. A lady said she should wear her shawl another year instead of buying a new cloak, as the family must have $50 worth of books that fall. I suppose it seemed more strange to me because I never knew anything like it in real life. Of course, lawyers and physicians and ministers buy libraries as part of their capital, but books for the family? Wonderful? But probably, most people who read this will say,” Yes, that’s so. Folks who have money ought to buy books, but we can’t afford it.” My friend, you cannot afford to do without them. Do you not manage to get the absolute necessities of life? Well, books are among the most important of these necessities. If you can subscribe toward a public library for some of your reading, so much the better, as it will be cheaper, and you will be helping to supply others.

THE CHARADES – from Temple Bar. Lady Spencer, in one of her pleasant, unaffected letters to Garrick, says they have been writing charades at Devonshire House, and her daughter has ‘outdone’ him – inclosing one on the word “blockhead” as a specimen: My first no life or feeling blessed, My second every sense possesses, And nothing more affronts my second Than when it like my first is reckoned United they a being show The greatest nuisance that we know. This is very desirable for a Duchess of nineteen, but the most elegant ever composed, for its brevity, was an impromptu of which she was the theme. Calling one day on Fox for a charade: “On what subject?” he asked. “The happiest of all subjects – myself,” was the laughing reply. Taking up an envelope, Fox scribbled these lines on the back: My first is myself, in a very short word My second is a plaything and you are my third. The answer being “Idol”. Another time the conversation during dessert turning on the skill of the French in emblems, the Duchess said she thought it would be impossible to find an emblem for her. Fox instantly handed her a cluster of grapes, with the motto “Je plais jusqu’ a l’ ivresse.”

NEGLIGENT HUSBANDS, READ THIS – from Boston Journal Men should not allow their wives to split wood; it is emphatically a man’s work, and a woman is likely to make a bad job of it. Peter Johnson of Rochester, N. Y., however, left his wife without firewood, and so she took an ax and started for the woodpile to get a supply for herself. Selecting a proper piece of wood, she struck at it several times without hitting it, and at last cleft it partly in two. Thinking she could easily part it with her hands, she inserted her fingers in the crack and tried to spread it apart. Out dropped the ax, which until this time had remained in the wood, and the stock springing together, imprisoned her fingers as in a vise. After struggling awhile she picked up the ax with her free hand, but in sticking at the cleft the blow missed and cut off one of her fingers. She then gave it up, and, with her fingers still held in the stick, she managed to go to a neighbor’s house where she received assistance.

THERE IS A POCKET telephone stretched across from the house of a young man in Kalamazoo to the window of his sweetheart just opposite. They are to be married soon, and it is a touching sight to watch the little sparrows perch on the string and peck at the taffy as it slides along between their toes.

A BALLOON LINE – PROPOSING HOW TO BUILD A RAILROAD IN THE AIR – THE DETAILS – from New Orleans Picayune Several publications have lately been made in regard to a projected line of balloons to run between Spanish Fort and New Lake End. It has been found impracticable to construct, without great expense, a railway between these two points, owing to the swampy nature of the ground. The details of the contemplated balloon have not been correctly or fully stated, and are given below. The plan is not original, so far as the principles involved are concerned, but the applications are ingenious. It is well known that while balloons have been constructed which are capable of sustaining very large weights, no successful method of directing the course of the airship has been devised. The plan referred to above utilizes the full lifting capacity of the balloon, and provides the means of controlling its movements. Spikes or posts are set along the lake shore, making a complete circuit, resembling a telegraph line. Along these posts on the top are placed guide rails of a peculiar form. Fitting these rails, and sliding freely on them, are riders or attachments, to which are made fast the guide ropes holding and guiding the balloon, and so arranged as to brace it against the wind form any direction. Fitted in the posts are pulleys, over which is passed a wire rope, making a complete circuit like a belt, and gliding on the pulleys; and this rope is moved at any rate of speed by an engine stationed at a proper point in the circuit. The balloon is made in an elliptical form, the length twice the height and pointed at the ends, thus giving the least surface for resistance to the atmosphere. From this, suspended by the netting which envelops the balloon, is an iron frame, on which the car is hung by double pivots, similar to a ship’s binnacle. The weight being in the car, it remains in its proper position, being braced by the guide ropes, while the float or balloon oscillates above it if moved by the wind. The car is fitted with a grappling attachment which passes through the tackle in the fame and to the car. The moving wire rope is seized by the grappling hook, and the car and float move forward, drawn by the endless rope and guided by the rudders which slide along the rails, from which it is impossible for them to become detached. If it is necessary to stop, the grapple can be let go instantly and the car stopped. Any number of cars can be used following each other at short intervals. The guide ropes can be lengthened at will and the car allowed to float at any desired height, being under perfect control. The posts having only the weight of the guide rails and no grading being required, it will be sent hat the cost of construction is comparatively small. This plan appears to be feasible. It remains to be seen how it will only when put into actual operation. If the attempt is successful, the aerial route will be extensively patronized. It is understood that a company is being formed to undertake the enterprise.

THE ANCIENT VILLAGE CHOIR An English writer, commenting on the changes in church fashions, sketches the ancient village choir, which once delighted the simple rustics. The ancient village choir, with its flutes and its fiddles, has been swept away. Its pretensions were no doubt greater than its powers. The principal soprano had figured in front of the gallery for a period of nearly half a century; and her performance resembled nothing so much as that of a hen when informing the world that she has just added a fresh egg to her store. The basso profundo, thinking that there was nothing like leather, shouted to such a degree that, in summer time, when the doors were open, he could be distinctly heard on the top of the opposite hill. It is not easy to describe the horror of an Italian musician who, having been detained in the neighborhood by a coach accident, and received at the rectory, attended the church one Sunday morning, and was subjected to the usual display. The wedding guest, he beat his breast, For he heard the loud bassoon. “You must find Handel difficult” some one once ventured to remark to the leader of the band, when some chorus from the “Messiah” was in preparation. “Well, zur,” was the reply,” he may be zo; but then, you zee, us alters un” and indeed, it was something difficult to recognize the creation of the great maestro which figured by way of anthem.

BURDETTE’S RECOLLECTION – from Burlington Hawkeye Yesterday I watched the happy boys of Moneton, down on the river bank, sliding down the long muddy incline, ending with a plunge into the water that was a little thicker than the banks they slid down. I remember the game with vivid distinctness. How often I have played it in my days of innocence. Costing wasn’t a circumstance to it. And this mud bank sliding has been popular among boys in all ages and countries. The fun comes in when you slide over a clam shell. One boy has just glided over a shell now. I can hear him clear here, and I think he is about two miles and a half away. I cannot hear very distinctly just what he is saying. I remember the formula as perfectly though as if I had only ceased to study it yesterday.


Is a school examination a skull race?

Those who illy tease, make others ill at ease.

An undertaker gets his living where another man dies.

Emulate the mule; it is backward in deeds of violence.

The wales of the orphan are generally produced by the stepfather.

People with colds in their heads belong to a generation of wipers.

The fall trade is fair, and will improve when slippery sidewalks arrive.

Milk is thirty-five cents a gallon at Leadville. It is only drunk by the creme de la crème.

A man who goes fishing should take a lunch along with him. He may get no other bite.

Anybody is apt to be mistaken, but a boy never but once attempts to pat a short-horned bull on the head.

“How shall I finish my owl?” “You’ve got his eye. Now you’d better put his body around it.”

Female baseball clubbery is a failure, but the ladies never could succeed in anything base.

“I’m engaged for this set” said the hen to the rooster as she went clucking away.

The unfortunate cur who was the under one in the fight had the satisfaction of licking his chops afterwards.

“One drop is all I ask,” said the burglar, as he dropped down from the parlor window and was off on the wings of the night.

In setting up an obituary notice recently a typo put it “He left many worm friends,” and the friends justified the misprint by squirming over it.

A young lady who has suffered from “baggage-smashing” had had her trunks covered with flannel this season, having heard that flannel is a chest protector. If this wholesale destruction of the “monarches of the forrest” continues, every stump-speaker in the land can have a country seat.

“This is a late fall,” said Heffelspin, as he sustained a midnight tumble. “To be followed by an early spring” he added as the tack he lit upon touched the quick.

This is the kind of a man the Penn Yan Express is: “A good lass is she who, upon finishing a lunch in company with her ownest own, turns her ruby lips to him and says: ‘Now let us have the dessert.’

As the cool nights come on apace the young man has more confidence in himself and takes his girl out with a braver air, because he knows he won’t see a blazing ice cream sign staring him in the face every two dozen steps.

Scene, a horse car. Enter an elaborately dressed lady, diamond solitaires, eight button kids, etc. Car crowded. At first no one moves. Soon a gentleman offers his seat. “Thank you; you are the only gentleman her. The rest is hogs.” Fact – [Ex]

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

Husband – “Maria, my dear, you seem to be very lonesome in my company. Do you not love me now as you did before our marriage?” Wife – “Why, of course, Gerald, but you know since our marriage we have become one, and I feel lonesome without a second party.”

Tell me, ye winged winds Around my pathway roaring Is there no place on earth Where men folks cease from snoring? If such there be, Pray let me know And to that place I’ll quickly go I’ll pack my trunk This very night I’ll go alone Without a light I’ll crawl clear there Upon all fours Before I’ll marry With a man who snores!

A lady who has been spending the summer at Lake Chautauqua says that one of the steamers that passed Fair Point at the time when the great Sabbath School Convention was in progress were three women, rather gaudily dressed and wearing diamonds enough to indicate that they had plenty of money. Their conversation was carried on in a loud voice and attracted considerable attention. In front of Fair Point stands statue of Faith. "See that piece of statoowary," said number one. "Wonder who it is. It must be Jupiter."” "No” said number two, “it looks more like Venus.” Well,” said number three, “anyway it’s one of those people in the Bible.”

THE GREELEY ESTATE – from Baltimore Sun HORACE GREELEY’S estate pays just where no one ever dreamed of its realizing anything, and it does not pay in those very items where it was expected to realize handsomely. Thus Mr. Greeley’s heirs have got nothing from their shares in the New York Tribune, which were expected to yield them a clever income. But, on the other hand, CORNELIUS VANDERBILT, whose notes were not thought to be worth the paper they were written upon, has paid every dollar of the debt, principal and interest. So a tract of wild land in West Virginia, which cost $10,000 or $12,000 and from which no one thought a penny would ever be realized in this generation, has lately improved so unexpectedly in value that it is said than an offer of $40,000 has already been made for it, and much more may in the end be got for it.


THE VERNON CLIPPER ALEXANDER COBB, Editor & Proprietor ALEX. A. WALL, Publisher $1.50 per annum FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1879

“NEVER – WELL, HARDLY EVER” Never insult poverty. Never eat between meals. Never eat a very hearty supper. Never stand long at the corner of a street. Never fret; it will only shorten your days. Never stop to talk in church after the service is over. Never speak in a contemptuous manner of womankind. Never abuse one who was once your bosom friend. Never reply to the epithet of a fool, a drunkard, or a low fellow. Never seek to create a laugh at the expense of religion or the Bible. Never spend many of your evenings away from your family. Never taste an atom when you are not hungry; it is suicidal. Never anticipate too much; disappointment is not pleasant.

IN TAKING THE CENSUS next year the country will be divided into one hundred and fifty districts, and these districts will be subdivided so that the whole work may be completed in the month of June. The labor of twenty thousand persons will be required. There will be two general departments 1) Enumeration of inhabitants and description of them 2) Statistical showing of the condition of industries and social, educational, and other conditions. The cost is estimated by the Superintendent at $3,000,000, and that for a short time it will give employment to twenty thousand persons.

The most valuable cow on record, is the Tenth Duchess of Airdrie, owned by the Hon. Mat Cochran. Eight of her offspring have sold for $131,600. The owner has still in his possession the old cow, and four of her calves and has refused for the former, $25,000.

Grant grows waggish now and then. As the steamer was approaching Portland, Oregon the other day, the docks along the whole city front were filled with multitudes of people, seeing which he remarked: “I think this demonstration must be in honor to Mrs. Grant. When I landed here twenty-seven years ago not half a dozen people met the steamer.”

Several days ago, on the Norman coast, a bather was drowned. Up to this time his body has not been recovered. Every morning the young and disconsolate widow of the drowned man comes and seats herself by the beach, questioning the unreplying ocean with eyes red with weeping. It is in vain that her friends seek to dissuade her from this painful practice. “No,” she says, “the sea has taken him from me, and the sea must bring him back to me.” They began to fear at last that the woman would lose her reason, and a distant relative was appointed to bring her around to thoughts of resignation. “Come, come, Henrietta,” said he, “you must give a reason for this!” “A reason!” exclaimed the widow, between her sobs; “it is very easy for you to demand a reason, but – boo-hoo-ho! – if they don’t find his body I can never get married again!”

A LITTLE GIRL ATTENDED a marriage ceremony in the city a short time ago, and she afterwards described it to some of her playmates as follows: “The preacher stood way back by the fire. The man and woman stood up before the preacher, with a lot of young people by ‘em. The woman took the man by the arm. The preacher then gave out some words and the man and woman so too, and them they all went to kissing, and ma told me to come on and let’s go home, and that’s all I seen of it.” – [Mont. Adv.

SERVED HIM RIGHT A story is told of a Kentucky girl, who had agreed to elope with her lover whom her parents refused to admit to the house. She descended the ladder in the night and started with him on horseback, “Now you see how much I love you,” she said, “you will always be a true and kind husband, won’t you?” He answered gruffly: “Perhaps I may, and perhaps not.” She rode on in silence for a few minutes, when she suddenly exclaimed: “Oh! what shall we do? I have left my money behind in my room!” “Then,” said he, “we must go back and fetch it.” They were soon at the house, the ladder was again placed, the lady mounted, while the ill natured lover remained below. But she delayed to come, and so he gently asked: “Are you coming?” when she looked out of the window and said: “Perhaps I may and perhaps not,” and then shut down the window.

READ THIS GIRLS Learn to darn stockings neatly and then always see that your own are in order. Do not let a button be off your shoes a minute longer than needful. It takes just about a minute to sew one on, and oh, how much neater a foot looks in a trimly buttoned boot than it does in a top-sided affair with half the buttons off. Every girl should make the simple articles of clothing. We know a little Miss of seven who could do all this and how also made the whole of a blue calico dress for herself, and pieced a large bed quilt. She was not an over-taxed child, either, but a merry, romping, indulged, only daughter. But she was “smart” and she did not die you either. Indeed, we have seldom known children “too smart to live.” Very few every die of that complaint, whatever their grandmothers may think. So never be afraid a bit of overdosing the business. Help all you can and study over the business daily. Once get in the habit of looking over your things, and you will like it wonderfully. You will have the independent feeling that you need not wait for any one’s convenience in repairing and making, but that you can be beforehand with all such matter. The relief to your weary mother will be more than you can ever estimate. – [Presbyterian Journal]

THE COST OF THE MCKENDREE Methodist Church of Nashville, Tenn., was $60,000 with an insurance of $50,000. When it was destroyed by fire a few weeks ago, the Jews of the city kindly offered their Synagogue to the congregation until they could rebuild, and it was accepted. The membership of the church is over 700 and over 3,000 persons have been members of the church, of whom more than 1,500 are now dead.

THE LORD’S PRAYER – Did you ever think, short though it is, how much is in it? Oh, it is beautiful! Like a diamond in the crown of a queen, it unites a thousand sparkling gems in one. It teaches all of us, every one of us, to look to God as our parent – Our Father. It prompts us to raise our thoughts and desires above the earth – Who art in Heaven. It tells us that we must reverence our Heavenly Father – Hallowed by Thy name It breathes the saint’s reward – Thy Kingdom come And a submissive, obedient spirit – Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. And a dependent spirit – Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And a cautious spirit – Deliver us from evil. And last of all- an adoring spirit – For thing is the kingdom, and power, and the glory forever and ever. Amen.

The SOUTHERN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, representing ex-Confederates, have resolved to turn out in a body and extend a cordial reception to Grant when he visits Cincinnati.

STATE NEWS The largest pumpkin we have heard of in the county, was raised on Mr. James Montgomery’s plantation, near St. Clair Springs. It measured five feet six inches in circumference and weighed ninety-two pounds. – [Ashville Aegis]

Center Advertiser: A lady friend in town on breaking a hen egg found enclosed a small egg, about the size of a bird’s egg, perfectly formed and having a hard shell. A wheel withina wheel is common, but we never before heard of an egg within an egg. The little wonder may be seen in office.

Birmingham Independent: Mr. HUDGINS showed us a coin dug up at Green Pond recently which is dated 1727. It was probably lost by DeSoto as he passed Valley Head into Mississippi.

The sword of General Washing also on exhibition at the Montgomery State Fair last week. It is the property of Dr. Spotswood, of Mobile, and has been in possession of his family for seventy-three years.

Gadsden Times: PARSON ISAAC CHILDRESS, the standard of Methodism for 30 years, passed away on the 9th ult. He was an acknowledged Christian by all, and has went through heat and cold and held up the cause of Christ, and never asked for or received one cent for his labors.

Union Springs Pantagraph: Wednesday’s Advertiser gives an account of a daring robbery committed by a masked highwayman in bread daylight, within one mile of Montgomery. MR. JAMES T. HOLT, a well known citizen, was compelled, at the muzzle of a revolver, to empty his pockets and five up his horse and buggy. Officers Cook and Reed afterwards captured the horse and buggy and pursued the robber so closely that to avoid being taken, he jumped into a lake and was lost sight of. They think he was drowned.

Camden News: The case of the State against JIM NETTLES, alias JIM DUBOSE, charged with the murder of MR. CHARLES G. CAMPBELL, in May 1878, was called up for trial on Thursday morning of last week, and continued for three days. The jury was out not exceeding half an hour, and returned a verdict against him of murder in the first degree, with the death penalty. The sentence of the court was that he be hung on Friday, the 19th day of December 1876.

The Opelika Times thus reports a very distressing incident which occurred on the Western Railroad: “A sad but unavoidable accident occurred near Cusseta, Chambers County, on last Tuesday. As the pay train was returning from West Point, a deaf woman was run over and killed. No blamed can be attached to the engineer, so far as we have been able to learn, for he made every possible effort to stop the engine and train after he found out from her actions that she could not hear the rapidly approaching train, but it was too late. It is a strange fact that the friends of the woman allowed her to go on the track at all, knowing the danger and her infirmity.”

At the last sitting of the Commissioner’s Court of Bullock County, that body refused to pay an account of Culver, Page, Hoyne, & Co. for stationary, because the law requires that all such goods be bought in the State, whenever they can be so purchased as cheaply as elsewhere.

COL. OSCEOLA KYLE, of Wetumpka, a few days ago, walked out of the window of his office and fell a distance of 12 feet to the pavement, breaking an arm and a leg. He had gone into his office in the dark to get some papers when the unfortunate accident happened.

Eight tramps armed with axes, chisels, and heavy pieces of timber assaulted a freight train at Deatsville last Saturday a little after dark, breaking open the doors of several cars until they found one containing eatables, when they proceeded to help themselves. A telegram brought the Sheriff of Elmore County with a posse of men who succeeded in arresting the whole party and they are now confined in jail. They all hail from Ohio.

The Gadsden Times states that, on Saturday evening last, at Alexandria, in Calhoun County, a Mr. FOMBY and a negro, JIM WALKER, had a difficulty, in which the negro was killed. From what we can learn of the facts, it seems that Mr. Fomby was fully justified in killing the negro.

Also: Mr. Cook, who has been for some time conductor on the Gadsden branch railroad, was discharged a few days ago for embezzling the company’s funds. It seems from Mr. Cook’s statements and his extravagant living, the company was put on guard. Two or three local parties checked the passengers for several weeks and they compared notes from which it was discovered that Cook did not make correct returns of the passengers from whom he received money. The Times states that a detective was then places after him, and from the 15th to the 1st of October, he had embezzled $60 of the fare of passengers. Col. Ball submitted to Cook to pay the company $250 in cash, or stand a trial in court. Cook paid the money and also signed a written instrument admitting his guilt.

Birmingham Iron Age: The funeral procession which followed the remains of COL. ALBURTO MARTIN to the grave yesterday was the largest ever seen in Birmingham. The procession was led by the Birmingham Rifles, marching with reversed arms, followed by the Masonic Fraternity, behind which came the hearse with Col. Martin’s remains, and followed by the family and a large concourse of citizens in carriages and on foot.

Greenville is just now very much excited over the sudden and unaccountable disappearance of MR. ARCHIE RIED, a prominent citizen of Butler County. The “Advocate” states that Mr. Ried came to Greenville on Thursday last, and on that night disappeared and has not since been seen or heard of by any of his friends and acquaintances. He came to Greenville on a wagon and had several hundred dollars in money on his person. When last seen, Mr. Ried left the residence of his grandfather, MR. A. M. RIED, in the southern portion of the city, and said that he intended to camp out with some of his friends that (Thursday) night, as he desired to get an early start next morning. Shortly after he left his grandfather’s residence his team was seen near the residence of J. K. SEALE, without a driver, and there it remained all night. On the following morning the team was taken to Johnson’s stables to wait the coming of the owner. He not putting in an appearance during the day his friends became alarmed about him and search was instituted; but up to this writing nothing has been learned as to his whereabouts. Mr. Ried was married only about two weeks ago and was a sober and industrious young man. Universal regret is expressed at his disappearance.

There died in Edinburg, a few days ago an English officer – Gen. WM. CROCKET – who was on duty at St. Helena at the time of Napoleon’s death, and saw the Emperor breath his last. he was 91 years of age.

HON. CHAS. H. VOORHIS, M. C. of New Jersey, was arrested the other day for abstracting collaterals from the Hackensack Bank, of which he was president.

A talkative girl often annoyed her mother by making remarks about visitors that came to the house. On one occasion a gentleman was expected, whose nose had been by some accident flattened nearly to his face. The mother cautioned her child beforehand to say nothing about his peculiarity. Imagine her consternation when the little one exclaimed in the gentleman’s presence: “Ma, you told me not to say anything about Mr. Smith’s nose; why, he hasn’t got any!”

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

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

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

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

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

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



It is with deep feeling of sympathy that we chronicle the accidental burning of MR. D. J. MOLLOY’S gin house and six bales of cotton three miles from town, some two weeks ago. It was a miracle that his mill was not burned also, as it was near by.

The Editor made a visit to Columbus this week and returned on Tuesday with his wife; she having been on a visit to Aberdeen to see her little daughter, Miss Hattie, who is attending school there, and thence to Columbus to see her children there. We welcome you back Mrs. Cobb.

We made the acquaintance this week of MR. T. H. RIED, of Marion, Ala. He is traveling in the interest of a fruit tree nursery located at South Lowell, Walker County, Ala. Mr. Ried is prepared to supply all parties with valuable trees of various varieties, and at very low prices. This is an industry we are pleased to call attention to, and hope all who are desirous of obtaining and raising delicious fruits will address Mess. Root & Ried, at the above named place.

On Saturday evening last “Ye local” in company with his wife and sister Donnie left town for the residence of “Aunt” SUSAN BANKHEAD’S, three miles beyond Moscow. Arriving at the spacious domicile just as the sun was sinking beneath the western horizon; our friend G. EVANS B. was eagerly awaiting our coming, and met us with a cordial shake of the hand, and, ushering us into a comfortable room warmed with “Aunt” Susan, Mrs. JOHN BANKHEAD and her pleasant little family’s smiles and a cheerful fire which caused us to feel at home and among friends. At the proper time teas was announced, to which all repaired and feasted upon the many abounding “good things” on the table to which “Aunt Susan” is an adept in getting up. After tea we were entertained by melodious, vocal and instrumental music by friend GREEN and MRS. JOHN B., which we enjoyed. Sunday morning about 10 o’clock we left for MR. AND MRS. JIMMIE ARMSTRONG’S where we arrived after an hours drive, and enjoyed their kind hospitality and a sumptuous dinner, which “cousin Ella” is an expert in spreading. At the hour of 2-5 p.m. we were on our way bound for home, with merry hearts and good will to all. Thus ended a very pleasant visit to friends in the vicinity of Moscow.

REV. MR. HOLBROOKS baptized MRS. A. J. PARSONS and MRS. HARRIS on Wednesday evening last, at JUDGE COBB’S mill pond, and received them into the Campbellite Church.

When you want hardware call on Winston & Harris of Columbus, they have a full assortment of everything and at very low prices, and Capt. W. for cleverness can’t be beat. Try them.

J. D. MORGAN has one of the completest stocks of groceries and dry goods in Columbus, where we recommend all our friends to make their purchases if they want good goods and honest weights and measures and fair prices.

APPLICATION TO SELL LAND State of Alabama, Lamar County Probate Court, Special Term November 24th, 1879 In the matter of the estate of WILLIAM WALKER late of said county, deceased. This day came JOHN D. WALKER, administrator of said estate and filed his petition in writing and under oath praying for an order and proceedings to sell certain lands as belonging to said estate for the purpose of a division among the heirs thereof. When it is ordered by the court that the 7th day of January 1880 be and is a day set for the hearing and passing upon said application and the proof in the support of the same, when and where all persons interested can contest the same if they see proper. ALEXANDER COBB, Judge of Probate

J. L. RANSOM, of North Alabama with Settle & Kainnaird, manufacturers of and wholesale dealers in boots and shoes, Nashville, Tenn. Orders solicited and carefully filled.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PATENTS. In connection with the Scientific American, Messrs Munn & Co., are Solicitors of American and Foreign Patents, have had 35 years experience, and now have the largest establishment in the world. Patents are obtained on the best terms. A special notice is made in the Scientific American of all Inventions patented through this agency, with the name and residence of the Patentee. By the immense circulation thus given, public attention is directed to the merits of the new patent, and sales or introduction often easily effected. Any persons who has made a new discovery or invention, can ascertain, free of charge, whether a patent can probably be obtained, by writing to Munn & Co. We also send free our Hand book about the Patent Laws, Patents, Caveats, Trade Marks, their costs, and how procured, with hints for procuring advances on inventions. Address for the paper, or concerning patents. Munn & Co., 37 Park Row New York. Branch office, Cor. F & 7th Sts, Washington, D. C.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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EGGS IN WINTER Keep poultry in good warm quarters in winter, there is nothing that pays better. The acute poultry raiser seeks to have eggs when they command a good price. This is the winter and early spring. The way to do it is to have laying hens, kept warm and well fed, with a good run in cold weather. A little fire in the poultry house will assist greatly in this. Thus you may with a little care have fresh eggs to sell to special customers when really fresh are scarce, and put money in your pocket. The difference in the cost of eggs produced in winter, when 20 to 25 cents may be had is a mere bagatelle in comparison with the return. All there is to it is a little outlay of money, and the exercise of a little business tact. The time to prepare for it is now.

SAVING GRAFTS Grafts are cut in autumn, after the fall of the leaf, or in winter, and can be preserved in earth until wanted for use. Cions should invariably be of firm, well ripened wood, taken from the upper branches of a healthy, vigorous tree. A medium-sized shoot or cion, when sound and well matured, serves the purpose to which it is put much better than a larger one that is unripe and pithy. Barry advises, when cions are designed for root-grafting early in the spring in t he house, to bury their lower ends in earth in a cool, dry cellar; but if wanted for outdoor grafting; it is recommended they be buried in dry sand soil in a pit on the north side of a wall or fence, and deeply covered with earth, drawn up in a mound to throw off the water. They are thus kept perfectly dormant until used, and not so dry as to shrivel the back.

FRUIT GROWER’S MAXIMS 1. Where fruit trees are to be planted, plow the land beforehand, harrow it well, and enrich with manure. 2. Plant either spring or fall. If in the fall, after the leaves fall; in the spring, before they appear. 3. Select few varieties, and such as are known to be large bearers in neighboring orchards. An abundance of second-rate is better than a scanty yield of first rate fruit. 4. If there is a good nursery near by, go there – South rather than North. 5. Go yourself, select healthy trees, take none but those with an abundance of fibrous roots. Keep the roots from getting dry, take home and plant. 6. Trim the branches to correspond to the shortened roots, set the trees the exact depth they stood in the nursery row, spreading out the roots evenly, and pressing mellow earth firmly about them. Shake each tree. 7. Make a diagram of the orchard and file away carefully. 8. Keep the trees worked around for six or eight years. Keep out the borers. Keep the trees trimmed in good shape. Fertilize every year or two. 9. When the trees come into bearing get the orchard in with grass, turn in the hogs to eat the wormy fruit and root up the soil. If a tree dies or gets sick, plant another.

HENS AS GRUB DESTROYERS Burnham’s new poultry book gives the following: “The French peasants have a novel mode of feasting their fowls and at the same time destroying the common grub worm with which, in some districts, their land is literally ‘alive’ in early spring, and of which pest the farmer there thus rids himself. When the plowing is being done a large chop or box is placed upon wheels and filled with advanced chickens and fowls, forty, fifty or a hundred in each, and this vehicle is taken to the newly plowing fields and follows the open furrows. The fowls are let out of the perambulating coops as soon as the ground is turned over for a given space, and they are quickly busy in gobbling up the myriad’s of grubworms thrown to the surface by the plow, gorging themselves with these rare pickings, of which they seem inordinately fond. The coop is moved on as the birds advance behind the plowman, and the fowls feed constantly all day long in this way, devouring the grubs with intense gusto, and appearing never satisfied so long as there is a stray worm in sight. Thus the French peasant clears his grounds, previous to planting, very effectually from these destructive and pestirous devourers of the rootings of tender plants. These grubs breed in countless numbers in the fields of Normandy and Nivernais. At sunset the fowls voluntarily reenter the trundled coops and are thus returned to their home quarters, or are kept confined until next day for a continuance of this duty, which appears to be rare enjoyment to them.”

DISTANCES FOR GRAPES The strong growing American grapevine must have ample space to grow. They may be restricted for a few years and bear modest crops, but when they are older they should have a full chance to grow out their full arms. The late Wm. A. Underhill, of Croton Point, N. Y. showed us a part of his twenty-year Isabella vineyard where he had allowed the vines to extend over a roadway, giving them some sixteen feet more room. The improvement in the crop was striking. Mr. A. Hood, of Ontario, planted Concords six feet apart each way. They bore little fruit. The spring of the seventh year he took out every alternate vine, and then had a fine crop. He tried a similar experiment on a large Catawba vineyard planted eight feet apart. The result was a greatly increased quantity of grapes. He also stated that Concord vines covering twenty-four to twenty-eight feet trellis, carried by actual measurement, more grapes than any adjoining vines twelve feet apart and occupying the same extent of trellis. An experienced grape grower has just stated to us that he had planted his vines twelve feet apart, and the old vines being thus thinned to one-half in number, gave a much better crop than the whole did before. We might cite many other cases – all showing the importance of giving ample space to strong growers. And one other precaution should always be observed – never to allow the vines to everbear; thin out the numerous bunches. We do not now hear vineyardists, as formerly, boast of the many tons of grapes they have raised to an acre, as they have learned that the fruit is better, and the vines less exhausted, when the thinning has been properly done. – [Country Gentleman]

CHANGE IN THE CATTLE FASHION IN ILLINOIS The Short-Horn and the Devon cattle have now gone to the wall, 26 years having seen the rise and fall of the empire of the Durhams, at least so far as agricultural shows are concerned. The shows of the Jerseys, the Ayrshires, the Holsteins, the milk breeds, and even the slightest Hereford’s each outnumbered them, and in two cases were nearly two to one at the fair of 1879. Of horses there were upwards of 1,300 entries, but the race horse or his kindred, though being a good share of them, were fairly outshone, if not outnumbered, but the magnificent beasts belonging to the French and English draught breeds and the long wools were a very great advance over the half-bred Merinos and native sheep of 1853, while the acres upon acres of agricultural machinery of almost every kind, demonstrated that the business which 26 years ago required small capital and engaged little more than average interest, now employs more than $100,000,000 capital, and monopolizes the mechanical genius of the country; and as for the yellow clays having a monopoly of wheat and the fruits, the indications no less radical than in other respects may soon be brought about in that line. Of the unusual features of the state fair of 1879, there was none more impressive and striking than the falling off in the number of Short-Horns unless it was in the wonderful increase in the number and quality of Jerseys, there being two exhibits of the former, with herds of about 20 each, making 160 entries of full-bloods. Why, when Short-Horns are as numerous as ever, as well bred, as meritorious and as popular, they should suddenly disappear from the showings of state and county fairs, is not quite easy to account for, unless it be that they have so increased they have now become really the common cattle of the country, and therefore there is no need of showing and no advantage in advertising them. Some attribute their absence to the many failures among the owners of show herds; some to the expense and danger attending the high course of feeding necessary to get them into “fair-going fix” and not a few to the cause first named above, viz: that showing Short-Horns nowadays neither adds to the attraction of a fair nor advertises a herd to its advantage, nor are the premiums obtained equal to the cost of making ready to obtain them. Roughly estimating them, the different breeds of cattle were represented as follows: Devons, 20; Short-Horns, 35; Herefords, 40; Ayrshires, 50; Holsteins, 60; Jerseys, 160. Indeed, the milk breeds were our in splendid force, and the show of Holsteins was so unexpectedly large and good, that one disgusted but admiring Short-Horn man of my acquaintance declared he believed nearly every Holstein in the United States was present. There is no doubt the late rapid development of the dairy interest is the chief cause of the late increase of the milk breeds at state fairs, and there is no occasion to deny that the Herefords are making friends; and at the same time, it is evident that the Hereford and the Holstein steer will scarcely allow of that monopoly of the beef market in future which has been in possession of the Short Horn.

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN – from Christian at Work There is no use in putting up the motto “God bless our home,” if the father is a rough old bear, and the spirit of discourtesy and rudeness is taught by the parents to the children, and by the older to the younger. There is no use in putting up the motto “The Lord will provide” while the father is shiftless, the mother is shiftless, the boys refuse to work, and the girls busy themselves over gewgaws and finery. There is no use in putting up the motto “The Greatest of these is Charity,” while the tongue of the back-biter wags in the family and silly gossip is dispensed at the tea-table. There is no use of placing up conspicuously the motto “The liberal man deviseth liberal things,” while the money chinks in the pockets of the head of the household, groaning to get out and see the light of day, and there are dollars and dimes for wines and tobacco and other luxuries, but positively not one cent for the church. In how many homes are these mottos standing – let us say hanging – sarcasms, which serve only to point a jest and adorn a satire! The beauty of quiet lives, of truthful, hopeful, free-handed, free-hearted, charitable lives, is one of surpassing loveliness, and those lives shed their own incomparable fragrance, and the world knows where to find them. And they shall remain fresh and fadeless when the colors of the pigment and the worsted and the floss have faded, and the very frames have rotted away in their joints.

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 toothpicks, a short pencil, and yet not be able to find a nickel, or a match, or a toothpick, or a 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 the memorandum for her intended purchases 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 getting at it. All that is required is a simple turn of the wrist, the disappearance of two fairy fingers, and the desired article is brought to light! It is a wonder that no savant can explain.

WHEN THE WORLD WAS FOUNDED Geologists, astronomers, and physicists alike have hitherto been baffled in their attempts to get up any satisfactory kind of chronometer which will approximately measure geological time and thus give us some clue to the antiquity of our globe. It is therefore worth noting that Mr. Mellard Reade of Liverpool has lately contributed to the Royal Society a very suggestive paper, in which he endeavors to grapple with the question by employing the limestone rocks of the earth’s crust as an index of geological time. Limestones have been in course of formation, from the earliest known geological periods, but it would appear that the latter found strata are more calcareous than the earlier, and that there has a gradually progressive increase of calcareous matter. The very extensive disposition of carbonate of lime over wide areas of the ocean bottom at the present day is sufficiently attested by the recent soundings of the Challenger. According to the author’s estimate the sedimentary crust of the earth is at least one mile in average actual thickness, of which, probably one-tenth consists of calcareous matter. In seeking the origin of this calcareous matter it is assumed that the primitive rocks of the original crust were of the nature of gigantic or bastalic rocks. By the disintegration of such rocks, calcareous and other sedimentary deposits have been formed. The amount of lime salts in water which drain districts made up of granites and basalts, is found, by the comparison of analysis, to be on an average of about 3.73 part in 100,000 parts. It is further assumed that the excessed areas of igneous rocks, taking an average throughout all geological time, will bear to exposure of sedimentary rocks a ration of one to nine. From these and other data, Mr. Reade concludes that the elimination of the calcareous matter now found in all the sedimentary strata must have occupied at least 600,000,000 of years. This, therefore, represents the minimum age of the world. The author infers that the formation of the Laurentian, Cambrian, and Silurian strata must have occupied about 200,000,000 of years; the red sandstone, the carboniferous and the poikilitic systems another 200,000,000, and all the other strata the remaining 200,000,000. Mr. Reade is, therefore, led to believe that geological time has been enormously in excess of the limits urged by certain physicists; that it has been ample to allow for all the changes which, on the hypothesis of evolution, have occurred in the organic world.

AN OHIO FUNNY MAN The American Punch has a very truthful wood cut of Will. J. Lampton, associate editor of the Steubenville Herald. By reading the following private note to the editor of Punch, the reader will not be astonished at the fellow being really very funny: “Have never written a book, been married, or joined a church or a temperance society; don’t swear, chew, smoke, gamble, lie (any more than is necessary): am a Presbyterian by adoption, and a Republican by choice, and the way to my heart is through my mouth. Like a pretty girl and a good horse the best of all earthly things, and I have neither. Am six feet two inches tall, and weighted one hundred and eighty pounds at last returns. Blue eyes, dark hair, and pretty as a brick steamboat on stilts, and sharp as the stump end of a saw-log.” The young ladies will all observe that Mr. Lampton is a marriageable young man.

THE North Pole And Equator are not more widely distinct than the standard tonic, stimulant and alternative, Hostettler’s Stomach bitters, are the cheap and fiery local bitters with unscrupulous vendors foist upon the unwary as medicated properties. The latter are usually composed in the main of half rectified alcoholic excitants, with some wretched drug combined to disguise their real flavor, and are perfectly ruinous to the ceas (sic) of the stomach. Hostettler’s Bitters, on the contrary has for it basis choice spirits of absolute purity, and this is modified and combined with medicinal extracts of rare excellence and botanical origin, which both invigorate and regulate the bowels, stomach and liver. They effect a change in the disordered physical economy, which is manifested by a speedy improvement in the general health.

H. W. Johns Asbestos Liquid Paints are the purest, finest, richest, and most durable paints ever made for structural purposes. A saving of 25 to 33 percent of customary outlays can be effected by use of the Asbestos Liquid Paints. Samples of sixteen newest shades for dwellings sent free by mail. H. W. Johns M’fg Co, 87 Maiden Lane, N. Y.

It is astonishing with what rapidity ulcerous sores and eruptive maladies are cured by Henry’s Carbolic Salve, and external antidote to unhealthy conditions of the skin which is preferred by physicians in every other preparation containing the carbolic element. It is undoubtedly the finest antiseptic and purified extant. It acts like a charm on purulent eruptions and has also been successfully used for rheumatism and sore throat. All Druggists sell it.

Prices are a little higher for the Mason & Hamlin Organs than those of very poor organs, but the quality is a great deal better. It is certainly good economy to obtain the best, when there is no more difference in the price.

An established remedy – Brown’s Bronchial Troches are widely known as an established remedy for coughs, clods, bronchitis, hoarseness and other troubles of the throats and lungs. 25 cts.

The immense printing establishment of Messrs. Harper & Bro, is painted with H. W. Johns Asbestos Liquid Paint.

Prevent crooked boots and blistered heels by wearing Lyon’s Heel Stiffeners. Can be applied at any time.

Chew Jackson’s Best Sweet Navy Tobacco.

Don’t use any but C. Gilbert’s Starches.

Upham’s Freckle, Tan and pimple Banisher. 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 cts. Sent by mail, post paid, for 75 cts. Address, John F. Henry, Curran & C. 24 College Place, New York

Daughter’s, wives, and mothers. Dr. Marchini’s Uterine Catholicon will positively cure female weakness, such as falling of the womb, whites, chronic inflammation or ulceration of the womb, incidental hemorrhage or flooding, painful, suppressed, and irregular menstruation, &c. An old and reliable remedy. Send postal card for a pamphlet, with treatment, cures and certificates from physicians and patients to Howarth & Bailard, Utica, N. Y.. Sold by all druggists. - $1.50 per bottle.

We believe that if everyone would use Hop Bitters freely, there would be much less sickness and misery in the world; and people are fast finding this out, whose families keeping well at a trifling cost by its use. We advise all to try it – Rochester Union.

Don’t get the Chills. If you are subject to the Ague you must be sure and keep your liver, bowels and kidneys in good free condition. When so, you will be safe from all attacks. The remedy to use is Kidney-Wort. It is the best preventative of all malarial diseases that you can take. Lose no time.

$72 a week. $12 a day at home easily made. Costly outfit free. Address True & Co., Augusta, Me.

$68 a week in your own town. Terms and $5 outfit free. Address H. Hallet & Co., Portland, Me.

Opium habit cured! Quick, painless and sure. No fee until cured. The most remarkable cases of cure on record. For particulars address Sanitarium, PO BOX 1801, Philadelphia, Pa.

Pure teas. Agent 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 write The Wells Tea Company, 201 Fulton St. N. Y. Box 4580

Well-auger. Ours is guaranteed to be the cheapest and best in the world. Also nothing can bear our sawing machine. It saws off a 2-foot log in 2 minutes. Pictorial books free. W Giles, Chicago, Ill.

Employment – Local or Traveling. State which preferred. Also salary per month. All expenses advanced. Wages promptly paid. Sloan & Co., 306 George St. Cincinnati, O

Advertisers by addressing Geo. P. Rowell & Co’s Newspaper Advertising Bureau, 10 Spruce St., N. Y. can learn the exact cost of any proposed line of advertising in American newspapers. 100-page pamphlet, 10c.

Agents wanted for a live book that sells fast. Chance for all to make money. “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 circulars and liberal terms, apply to Frank F. Bliss, Hartford, Conn.

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 Pulleys, & c. Also a new process of making wells any depth in from one to three hours time. There is money in it. Circulars free.

Regalia…(too small to read)

Beatty Organ Beatty Piano. New Organs 13 stops, 8 set Golden Tongue Reeds, 5 cts. 2 knee swells, walnut case, warnt’d 6 years, stool and book $38. New Pianos

H. W. JOHNS’ Asbestos liquid paints, roofing, boiler coverings, steam packing, sheathing, coatings, cements, &c. Send for descriptive price list. H. W. Johns’ Mr’g Co., 87 Maiden Lane, N.Y.

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. 31 and 33 Vesey Street, New York

Saponifier is the old reliable concentrate lye for family sap 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 salt and resin and won’t make soap. Save money and buy the Saponifier Made by the Pennsylvania Salt Manuf’g Co., Philadelphia.

Pond’s Extract subdues inflammation, acute or chronic controls all hemorrhages, venous and mucous. Invaluable for sprains, burns scalds, bruises, soreness, rheumatism, boils, ulcers, old sores, toothache, headache, sore throat, asthma, hoarseness, neuralgia, catarrh, &c. Physician of all schools use and recommend Pond’s Extract. No family should be without it, as it is convenient, safe and reliable. Invaluable as a pain destroyer and subduer of all inflammatory diseases and hemorrhages. Farmers stock breeders and livery me should always have it. Leading livery and street car stables in New York and elsewhere always use it. Sprains, harness and saddle chaffing, cuts, scratches, swellings, stiffness, bleeding. &c are all controlled and cured by it. Our special preparation, veterinary extract, is sold at the low price of $3.50 per gallon, package extra. Prices pond’s extract and specialties, Pond’s extract, 50 c, $1.00 and $1.75. Catarrh Cure 75c. Ointment 50c, plaster 25c, inhaler (glass 50c) $1, Nasal syringe, 25c, Medicated pap’r 25c Any of the above preparations sent free of charges in lots of $5.00 worth, on receipt of money or P. O. order. Caution – Pond’s Extract is sold only in bottles, enclosed in buff wrappers, with the words, ‘Pond’s extract’ blown in the glass. It is never sold in bulk. No one can sell it except in our won bottles as above described. Send for our new pamphlet to Pond’s Extract Comp’y. 18 Murray Street, New York

The Solargraph Watch Only $1. A perfect time-keeper, hunting case and heavy plated chain, latest style. We warrant it for 5 years to denote time as correctly as a $100 chronometer watch, and will give the correct time in any part of the world. Besides, it also contains a first class compass, which is alone worth the price we charge for the timepiece. For men, boys, school-teachers, travelers, mechanics, and farmers, it is indispensable. They are as good as a high priced watch and in many cases more reliable. Just think of it! A hunting case watch and chain for $1.00. The Solargraph watch is used by the Principal of the Charlestown high school, and is being fast introduced into all the schools throughout the United States, and is destined to become the most useful Time-Keeper ever invented. The Solargraph watch received a medal at the mechanics Fair, Boston, in 1878. This is no toy, but is made on scientific principles, and every one is warranted to be accurate and reliable. We have made the price very low simply to introduce them at once, after which the price will be raised. The Solargraph Watch and Chain is put up in a neat outside case, and sent to any address for $1.00. We have made the price so low, please send two stamps, if convenient, to help pay postage. This offer is good for sixty days only and will appear at once. But two watches sent to one person. Name this paper. Address J. G. Habel, Atlanta, Ga.

The Newest Music Books. WHITE ROBES. A new Sunday School Song Book of unusual beauty. By A. J. ABBEY and M. J. MUNGER, Price 30 cents, for which specimen copies will be mailed. Examine this charming collection when new books are needed. Every song is a jewel. CARMEN. By Bizet. $2.00. FATINITZA. By Suppe $2.00. DOCTOR OF ELEANTURA. Eichberg. New and enlarged edition. $1.50. PINAFORE. Gilbert and Sullivan. 50 cents. SORCERER. Gilbert and Sullivan. 50 cents. The newest Church Music and Singing School books are VOICE OF WORSHIP. L. O. Emerson, $9.00 per dozen. TEMPLE. Dr. W. O. Perkins, $9.00 per dozen. The newest Voice Training Book is EMERSON’S VOCAL METHOD $1.50. Compact, complete and useful either for private pupils or classes. A new Anthem Book is nearly ready. The Musical Record is always new. $2.00 per year, 6 cents per copy. Oliver Ditson & Co., Boston. C. H. Ditson & Co., 43 Broadway, N. Y. J. E. Ditson & Co., 922 Chestnut St. Phil

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

$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.

The new Elastic Truss has a pad differing from all others, in cup shape, with self adjusting ball in center, adapts itself to all positions of the body, while the ball in 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.

The Rising Sun Stove Polish. For beauty of polish, saving labor, cleanliness durability and cheapness. Unequaled. Morse Bros. Proprietors, Canton, Mass.

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

If you are interested in the inquiry – Which is the best liniment for man and beast? This is the answer – attested by two generations: The Mexican Mustang Liniment. The reason is simple. It penetrates every sore, wound, or lameness, to the very bone, and drives out all inflammatory and morbid matter. It “goes to the root” of the trouble, and never fails to cure in double quick time.

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The Smith Organ Co. First Established! Most Successful! Their instruments have a -----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 price. Send for a catalog. Tremont St., opp. Walham St., Boston, Mass.

The Great Southern Paper! THE WEEKLY CONSTITUTION. $1.50 per annum; clubs of twenty, $20. UNCLE REMUS, BILL ARP, OLD SI, and other Southern writers contribute regularly to the columns. Send for sample copy. Address, CONSTITUION, Atlanta, Ga.

Mason & Hamlin Cabinet Organs..(too small to read)

$25. Outfit free to agents. Business new. Address H. B. Shaw, Alfred, Maine

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

$77 a month and expenses guaranteed for agents. Outfit free. Shaw & Co., Augusta, Ga.

$777 a year and expenses to agents. Outfit free. Address PO Vickery, Augusta, Ga.

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

To young men who wish to learn Steam Engineering. Send your name with 2 3-cent stamps to Fred Keppr, Eng’r, Bridgeport, Co.

Shakespeare’s Complete Works and Dr. Foote’s Health Monthly, one year for $1. Sample copy free. Murray Hill Pub. Co., 129 E. 28th St., N. Y.

$10 to $1000 invested in Wall-Street stocks makes fortunes every month. Book sent free explaining everything. Address Baxter & Co., Bankers, 17 Wall St. N. Y.

Young men. Learn Telegraphy and earn $40 to $100 a month. Every graduate guaranteed a paying situation. Address B. Valentine Man., Janesville, Wis.

Big Pay – (too small to read)

10,000 agents wanted in the Southern and western states for the grandest triumph of the age. $100 per month and expenses. $3 outfit free. Geo. A. Lawrence, ----, Ky.

Agents read this – (too small to read)

$2500 a year guaranteed (too small to read)

Kidder’s pastilles. Sure relief. Price 35 cents.

Marvel copyists. Copyrighted 200 perfect copies taken from a single writing. In 1000 ways saves printing. Weighs 5 lbs. Costs but $5. J. R. Funk & Co., 21 Barclay St., N. Y. Agents wanted.

$1425 profits on 30 days investment of $100. Proportional returns every week on stock options of $20, $50, $100, $500. Official reports and circulars free. Address T. Potter Wright & Co, Bankers, Wall St., N. Y.

$25 to $5000 Judiciously invested in Wall St. lays the foundation for fortunes every week, and pays immense profits by the New Capitalism System of operation in stocks. Full explanation on application to Adams, Brown, & Co., Bankers, 26 Broad ST., N. Y.

Ridge’s Food for infants and invalids. The best food in the world for invalids and readily taken by the little folks. Woolrich & Co., on every label.

When Life is embittered by Dropsy, kidney, bladder, or urinary complaints, Bright’s Disease, Gravel or General Debility take Hunts remedy, Retention of Urine, diabetes, pain in the side, back, and loins, excesses and intemperance are cured by Hunt’s Remedy. All diseases of the kidneys, bladder and urinary organs are cured by Hunt’s remedy. Family Physicians use Hunt’s remedy. Send for pamphlet to Wm. E. Clark, Providence, R. I.

Clara Louise Kellogg, Lotta, Mrs. Scott-Siddops, Fanny Davenport and a best of others recommend the Champlin’s Liquid Pearl. The unequaled beautifier of the complexion. For sale by all leading druggists at 50 cts. per bottle. Champlin & Co., Buffalo, N. Y.

Agents wanted for A TOUR AROUND THE WORLD by GENERAL GRANT. This is the fastest –selling book ever published, and the only complete and authentic history of Grant’s travels. Send for circulars containing a full description of the work and our extra terms to agents. Address National Publishing Co., St. Louis, Mo.

Mary J. Holmes. Just published – FORREST HOUSE – A splendid new novel by Mrs. Mary J. Holmes, whose novels sell so enormously and are read and reread with such interest,. Beautifully bound. Price $1.50. Also new editions of Mrs. Holmes other works – TEMPEST AND SUNSHINE – LENA RIVERS – EDITH LYLE – EDNA BROWING – WEST LAWN, etc. Sold by all booksellers. G. W. Carleton & Co., Publishers N. Y. City.

Free to all DR. JUDGE’S PAMPHLET. with home testimonials, illustrating his method of treating Catarrh, Asthma, deafness, Nervous Disease and affections of the lungs and air passages. Will be sent on receipt of stamp. Patients at a distance treated. Consultation by mail on all disease free. DR. J. D. JUDGE & Co, Physicians, 79 Beach St. Boston, Mass

This Claims 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, PO Drawer 325, Washington, DC

Warner Bro’s Corsetts received the highest medal –(too small to read)

Petroleum VASELINE Jelly. Grand Medal Philadelphia at Exposition. Silver Medal at Paris Exposition. This wonderful substance is acknowledged by physicians throughout the world to be the best remedy discovered for the cure of wounds, burns, rheumatism, skin disease, piles, catarrh, ---. In order that every one may try it, it is put up in 15 and 25 cents bottles for household use. Obtain it from your druggists, and you will find it superior to anything you have ever used.

THE WEEKLY SUN. A large, eight-page paper of 56 broad columns, will be sent postpaid to any address until January 1st, 1880 for half a dollar. Address. The Sun., N. Y. City

Moller’s Norwegian Cod-Liver Oil. Is perfectly pure. Pronounced the best by the highest medical authorities in the world. Given highest award at 12 World expositions and at Paris1878. Sold by druggist. -----N. Y.

The Estey Organ is the Best the World Over. Manufactory Brattleboro, Vt.

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