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THE VERNON CLIPPER
VOLUME II. VERNON, LAMAR CO., ALABAMA MARCH 5, 1880 NUMBER 1
BABY’S FIRST WORDS – By Paul H. Hayne – [Youth’s Companion] We watched out baby day by day With earnest expectation, To hear his infant lips unclose In vague articulation.
But weeks, nay weary months passed on, His last wee tooth had broken From rosy gums, - yet not a word, Not one, had baby spoken.
“O Rol!” I cried, “it cannot be A child so quick and clever, Who hears (‘tis plain he hears our talk) Should thus stay dumb forever!”
Rol answered sharply, vexed and red, “What wretched nonsense, Jenny! I never could have dreamed, my dear, You’d prate like such a ninny!”
(Yes, that’s the term, I must confess, By which, with judgement narrow, He dared for once, - just once, you know- To call his “winsome marrow.”)
But what cared I? Since, as I live, True as my name is Jenny, From out the cradle, clear and loud, Came back the bad word “Ninny!”
Thence up rose baby, all aglee, His peaceful slumbers routed, And thrice that naughty, naughty word He spoke, nay almost shouted!
Rol, glancing in my startled eyes, His mirth could scarcely smother. But oh! To think the rogue’s first word Should thus abuse his….mother!
STORIES AND SKETCHES
UNSELFISH DEVOTION – By Maud Murray
At first as Harley Grey entered the library, it seemed to be untenanted. But a second glance showed him a slight figure crouched into the corner of a huge sofa. All that was visible of her face was wet with tears, which were trickling through the tiny hands which covered her eyes. What could have happened to thus disturb little Edna’s equanimity? Harley went to her and laid his hand upon her disheveled curls with a kingly— “What is the trouble, Edna?” She looked up at the sound of his voice, and her pips quivered like those of a grieved child. “Oh, Harley,” she said, with a sob, “read that!” Then Harley saw that an open letter lay on the rug which spread its velvety softness before the sofa. As he acquainted himself with its contents a flash of indignation came into his eyes. “What does this mean?” he asked. “Have you and Chester quarreled?” “No,” said Edna, piteously. “Then he shall answer for this! Trothplights are not so easily broken?” But with sudden dignity Edna rose. “No, Harley,” she said, “the truest kindness will be to never again mention his name to me.” Harley looked at her in surprise. Could this dignified girl be his gentle Edna? He had not given her credit for so much spirit. “You are right,” he said at last. “But do not dim those bright eyes with tears for the recreant. He is not worth one precious drop.” Edna’s answer was a burst of fresh sobs. It was agony to Harley to hear them, and as he tried to soothe her he inwardly vowed vengeance on the false lover who had won the heart he himself had vainly coveted, only to cast it aside. Edna Mordaunt was the orphan ward of Harley’s father, who had taken her to his own home after the death of her parents. So Harley had witnessed the unfolding of all the sweet graces of character which made the girl so attractive as she grew into womanhood. He had learned to love her with all the strength of his nature. But her feeling towards him was only the gentle attachment of a sister for an adopted brother – which was the title she gave him. While he was in the last year of his college course the news had come to him in a letter written to him in Edna’s own hand, that with his father’s full sanction she had promised to marry one who was the noblest and best of men. Every word of the artless outpouring of her lover for, and faith in Chester Lane, was like a stab to Harley. But his was a nature calculated to bear suffering bravely. So when he returned home again, he met Edna with a calm face – listened to her girlish confidences about her lover – and was to all appearance the same Harley to whom the girl had always told her childish sorrows, and in whom she had found an unfailing friend and sympathizer when the rest of the worldly, fashionable household were to much engrossed with their fetes and parties to spend much time in comforting the wee thing who had been added to their number. He stood for a time in silent distress listening to Edna’s sobs. An intense longing to take her in his arms and comfort her –t o tell her how dearly he himself loved her, and to entreat her to become his own precious wife, and thus prove to her faithless lover that his perfidy had not broken her heart – almost overmastered him. But he conquered himself, and when he at last spoke no one could have told of the struggle he had passed through. “Do not cry, Edna,” he said, gently. “It is far better to learn of Chester’s fickleness now than later. You must try and forget.” “Oh, Harley, I cannot! I love him! I wish I could die!” “No, Edna, do not say that. Think of those who prize you as a miser prizes his gold. Do not wish to break their hearts.” Edna’s answer was a smile so sad that it was more touching than her tears. But she made a brave effort to be calm. The thought that in giving way to her sorrow she was occasioning pain to another was the most effectual of tonics to her loving, unselfish nature. Harley did not tell Edna of his intention to seek out Chester Lane and learn the cause of his conduct. But that was the real motive which actuated him in securing a passage upon a steamer. It was not long before he reached Florence, where Edna’s lover had gone to study painting with some of the modern masters. Harley soon found himself at the door of Chester’s studio. But it was to find it closed. The young artist was at death’s door with brain fever. The kindly Italian who answered Harley’s questions about him pointed to his forehead and shook his head significantly. “The young man was very strange long before he gave up,” he said, in his imperfect English. The truth flashed into Harley’s mind. Overwork and illness had probably unsettled Chester Lane’s mind, and that was the cause of his incoherent, abrupt letters to Edna. He lost no time in stationing himself at his bedside. Weary days passed before the fever turned, leaving the invalid weak as an infant, but with this mind unclouded. As his eyes rested upon Harley, a strangely wistful expression stole into them – a mingling of sorrow and repressed longing. The, as memory resumed its full away, he turned his head to the wall, as though to shut out all sights and sounds of the outside world. Harley said nothing thinking it best to await Chester’s own time for explanation. At last he turned and asked feebly – “Did she send you?” “No.” And Harley’s voice was unnaturally cold in his endeavor to keep from it all traces of an emotion which might prove fatal to the sick man by agitating him and bringing on an excess of fever. “Then you don’t know that it is all over between us?” “Yes, that is why I am here. When you are stronger we will talk about it.” “That time will never come,” and the pallid face lit up with an exceeding solemn joy. “God is good, and now that life is no longer precious to me, He has called me to a ‘home not made with hands.’ I am dying. I feel it here,” placing his hand upon his heaving chest. Then with a sudden earnestness he continued: “Grey, when you hear all you will pity me even more than you have condemned. I have learned within the past few months that my mother dies a raving maniac. With such a fate hanging over me, her only child, the blessed companionship of her I have loved, and do still love better than my own life, could never be mine. I don not know what I wrote to Edna, only that I said we could not marry. Since that time all has been chaos.” “Do not excite yourself,” said Harley, gently, his whole being thrilling with intense pity for the unfortunate young man, gifted beyond his fellows, yet with such a terrible affliction hanging over him. “I will write at once and tell Edna. Better that she should know the truth than think you false.” The invalid’s large, bright eyes fixed themselves with burning anxious intensity upon Harley. “False, false to my Edna! If my heart’s blood could be distilled drop by drop, to cause her a moment’s happiness, it should be offered joyfully. My poor darling! Make it all clear to her, and ask her to cherish a kindly memory of me when I am gone.” “Do not be despondent,” said Harley, assuming a cheefulness he was far from feeling, “It may not be as bad as you think.” But the young artist was right. His life faded out slowly but surely. But his last moments were very peaceful. Harley had written to Edna and told her the pitiful story, and she sent a long and comforting letter to her lover, assuring him of her unfaltering devotion, and of her willingness to share his lot be it for suffering or for happiness. So he died rejoicing in the knowledge of her love. After all was over Harley returned home. Edna received him as one who had brought to her a message from the dead. And as she looked upon her sorrowful young face, the heart which had once beat with such passionate longings, even at the sound of her voice, was filled only with a desire to comfort her. Had Edna been draped in widow’s weeds, she could not have been more sacred to him in her first great sorrow. Three years passed on. Then came a time at which men’s cheeks blanched, and whole communities were thrilled with terror – when rich and poor were made one by the common tie of sympathy for fellow-beings in distress. Harley was one of the first to offer his services, and to be enrolled a member of the Red Cross. He remained at his post unharmed, until the close of the terrible war. Then he was stricken down with fever, and in place of his letters came telegrams so anxiously awaited. But at last came the news of his convalescence, and of his intended return home; and at last came the pale shadow of the bronzed and sturdy Harley who had left home n the prime of his noble manhood to offer if need be, his life upon the shrine of sympathetic devotion to the wounded. Edna was out for a drive when he came, so that upon her return she found him in the library, seated, panting, and exhausted, in a large easy-chair. One startled, incredulous glance, and she knew him. With a little cry she sprang forward, and for the first time in her life put her arms about his neck and kissed him. Then with a sudden shame she drew back, her face aflame with blushes, as she faltered— “Oh, Harley, I never thought to see you again!” Harley’s pale face grew luminous. “And did you care so very much?” he said, in a deep tremulous tone, which he vainly tried to render steady. “Care!” and Edna grew pale at the memory of her pain. “Oh, Harley, I never knew until that dreadful moment, when the telegram came about your sickness, what you were to me. But now you are home again you must never, never leave us.” “Take care, Edna,” said Harley, putting out his arms towards her with a beseeching gesture. “You know now what hopes you are evoking from the grave in which they have lain buried for years. it will be like destroying me with kindness, if you raise them and then dash them down again to the earth.” At first Edna’s eyes met his with a look as unconscious of his real meaning as that of a little child. But as soul met soul in the interchange of glances she learned the truth. For one moment she hesitated; then she went to him. “I will not disappoint you, noble, generous, Harley. Do with my life as you will.” Then it was that Harley won and wore the precious jewel his heart had desired in the olden days, but which, with a noble self-abnegation, he had left in its setting of precious memories, until it learned to catch its light from the steady glow of his unselfish devotion.
UNCLE JOHNNY AT CHURCH – [Harper’s Magazine] When Gov. S--, who is a most devout Episcopalian, was the Chief Magistrate of Kentucky, he was wont to frequently entertain the members of the General Assembly at the Governor’s Mansion. To one of these levees came, with the member from his county, an old mountaineer who had just reached Frankfort with the raft of logs which he had brought down the Kentucky River. The old man who was called familiarly “Uncle Johnny,” soon became the center of an admiring group to whom his jean clothes were not at all an improper attire for the Governor’s levee; and his tongue being loosed by a glass of cherry wine, which he then tasted for the first time in his life, he was entertaining his auditors with stories from “his county,” when the Governor approached. “Uncle Johnny, here is the Governor,” said one of the company, and straightway the old man was silent, for he was overwhelmed by this first vision of the majesty of the Commonwealth. “Go on with your story, Uncle Johnny,” said some one. “The Governor will like to hear it.” “Yes, go on Uncle Johnny,” said the Governor, with a kindly smile of encouragement; and the old man, thus convinced that even the Governor was also a man, concluded his narrative. Then becoming bolder, he ventured to address the Governor, saying: “Guvnor, I went to your meeting yistidy, and I seen whar you sets.” He had been to the Episcopal Church and had been shown the Governor’s pew. “Did you, Uncle Johnny?” responded Governor S--. “And how did you like it?” “Well, Guvnor, I never knowed much what they was a-doin’, but I riz and fell with’em every time.”
A CHARGRINED JUDGE In a Virginia City Court the defendant in an assault and battery case arose and with a great show of dignity, said: “Your Honor, the complaining witness in this case does not desire to prosecute. He desires to withdraw the complaint.” His Honor replied: “I am sorry to disappoint you, sir, but when a complaint is sworn to, the complaining witness cannot withdraw it.” “I’ll bet you twenty dollars he kin!” shouted the excited litigant. His Honor thrust his hand into his pocket for the money, but remembering himself in time, he said, “Sit down, sir!” The chagrin of His Honor in not being able to take so soft a bet was so great, that he committed the unfortunate man to the county jail for twenty-four hours for contempt.
Many people still believe in omens. When Mrs. K--, who resides a short distance out in the country, overturned the salt-cellar a few mornings since, with blanched face she exclaimed, “Something dreadful is going to happen afore night! I know there is!” And sure enough something dreadful did happen. A city friend with three children and three trunks arrived in the afternoon to spend the summer with her.
MR. GLADSTONE AS A MAN OF LETTERS - [Frazer’s Magazine] Next to the energy of Mr. Gladstone’s writing in an ascending scale may be mentioned its constant elevation and frequent ideality of sentiment. On the descending scale his energy is apt to pass into sheer intensity and rhetoric. The “Never, never, never,” which he borrows from Lord Chatam, and would even emphasize in it repetition, is the note of a manner. which rises naturally to vehemence, and the strong rush of words sometimes passes off into shrillness. He can realize for the time little or nothing but the idea which moves him, and it expands and glows till, like an illuminated cloud, it fills the whole heaven of his thought, and casts on his page an intense shadow, “dark with excessive bright.” But his manner of thought, if rhetorical and vehement, is always elevated. It never sinks to frivolity, seldom to commonplace; it ranges at a high level. “Whatsoever in religion is holy and sublime, in virtue amiable or grave, whatsoever hath passion or admiration in all the changes of that which is called fortune from without of the wily subtleties and reflexes of men’s thoughts from within,” – such things are the main haunts of our author’s literary spirit and his pen aspires to describe them with “a solid and treatable smoothness.” Even Milton had no higher conception of the business of literature than he has, and his example so far, no less than the thoroughness and energy of his worth, is of special value. For that we are “moving downwards” in this respect, if not in others, can hardly be doubted. Lightness of touch, if it be also skillful and delicate, is a distinct merit. It saves trouble. It attracts casual readers who might otherwise not read at all. It soon passes indeed into a trick, and becomes the feeble if pointed weapon of every newspaper critic. But when the lightness of touch is added to the lightness of subject and frequent emptiness of all higher though, the descent becomes marked indeed; and literature, from being the lofty pursuit imagined by the great Puritan, becomes a mere pastime in no degree higher than in many others.
A HOT WATER RIVER The projector of the Sutro Tunnel is of the opinion that the hot water which is so troublesome in the Comstock mines comes from a depth of ten or fifteen thousand feet, where the rocks are at a high temperature; also that there must be some connection between the water of the Comstock lode and that of the boiling springs at Steamboat, six or seven miles distant. One of the great advantages of the tunnel is the means it affords for draining the mines. The tunnel discharges about twelve thousand tons of water every twenty-four hours. To life this water to the surface would cost not less than $3,000 a day. Some of the water has a temperature of 163 where all the water mingles; four miles from the mouth of the tunnel the temperature ranges from 130 to 135. If left to flow through the open tunnel, this water would so fill the air with steam as to make the tunnel impassable. In flowing the four miles through a tight flume made of three-inch yellow pine, the water loses but seven degrees of heat. At the mouth of the tunnel the water is conducted sixty feet down a shaft to a water wheel in the machine ship whence it is carried off by a tunnel eleven hundred feet in length, which serves as a tall race. From this tunnel the water flows a mile and a half to the Carson River. This large flow of warm water is now used for many purposes, the first to utilize it having been boys who made small ponds to swim in pioneers it may be, in establishing a system of warm baths, which may ultimately become a great sanitary resort. The water can also be turned to account in heating hot houses and for irrigation. The tunnel company have a farm of over a thousand acres which, when properly watered, is very fertile. In course of time there will probably be many acres of fruit and vegetables under glass at this point, all warmed and watered by the tunnel water.
FAT MEN AND THIN MEN Two clubs have recently been started, both under one roof, in which Frankfurter Strasse, Berlin, one of which has received the name of “The Fat Club” while the other rejoices in the no less significant title of “The Thin Club.” In the clubhouse common to both societies there have been constructed two test doorways – the one generously wide, the other thriftily narrow. To these doorways the candidates for election, respectively obese or attenuated, are ceremoniously conducted, after they have registered a vow to abide uncomplainingly by the result of the ordeal awaiting them. Should the would be member of the Fat Club be found capable of passing with ease through the wide doorway, his disqualification is thereby proved beyond repeal. His rejection is politely signified to him, with the merciful intimation that when he shall have waxed somewhat fatter he will be permitted to “try again.” The test applied to the exiguous candidate is exactly the converse of that to which fat aspirants are subjected. If he cannot slip through the doorway constituting the fatitudinal standard of membership, he is informed that until he reduce his exhorbitant dimensions to the prescribed limit he must resign all hope of being received into the emaciated bosom of the “Thin Club.”
To be agreeable in society it behooves one neither to see nor remember a great many things.
A RED-HOT OPINION The following from the Indianapolis Journal upon the domestic relations that are sustained between the sexes leaves no question in the mind of the reader as to how it stands upon the subject: “How many women in Indiana today are treated as mere menials, toiling from Sunday morning until Saturday night through the slavish monotony of ‘nursing babies, cooking, washing, sewing, spinning, knitting, while their husbands and their brothers are spending their earnings in loafing, smoking, chewing, drinking and attending lodges from which the women are excluded? Suppose all those women would conduct themselves as these husbands and brothers are doing, then what kind of a picture would home present We have never had the pleasure of reading anything in the columns of the Sentinel condemning this neglect of duty on the part of men. It is a shameful fact that in a majority of homes in this country it is an irksome task with the men to remain at home for one day and evening during the week, and if they should be compelled to spend one week as their wives and sisters are compelled to spend the years, they would become raving maniacs. There may be extremes in the methods adopted by the women to remedy these evils, but we are disposed to encourage these extremes if they can bring about a needed reform. The best sermon preached in this city in the past year was preached by a woman, the best prayer made, the best lecture delivered, the best lesson taught, were all by women. Some of the best writers today are women, and the best organize effort in behalf of moral reform is being conducted by women. The wildest enthusiast among the women engaged in these business pursuits and reforms spends more of leisure hours at home than her husband does. The reforms which will improve the domestic happiness of the American homes today need to be wrought upon the men, and the pulpit and the press would do well to direct their attention in that direction, instead of attempting to neutralize the efforts of the women. Man was created only a little lower than the angels, but woman was created to occupy a position between man and the angels, and draw him up higher and higher in the journey of life, and the women who are condemned by the pulpit and press in this case are engaged in that work, and it should only be displeasing to the devil and his emissaries.”
A FEW SIGNS When a mouse gnaws a hole in a gown, some misfortune may be apprehended. The misfortune has already happened to the gown, and may be apprehended to happen to the mouse. An old sign is that a child grows proud if suffered to look in a mirror while less than twelve months old. But what the average infant can see in the mirror to make it proud is difficult for any but its parents to understand. A red sky in the west at evening indicates that the next day will be pleasant, barring accidents of rain, snow, etc. If you take down your shingle, preparatory to putting it in a new location, it is a sign you are moving. If a hen runs across the street directly in front of you, it is a sign that a hen will soon be on the other side. If she crosses over just behind you – Pshaw! Whoever knew a hen that wouldn’t die right in her tracks rather than cross one’s pathway in his rear? When you see a cat running around furiously, it is a sign that the crockery or glassware is in danger. When you drop a knife and it sticks in the floor, it is a sign that some one is coming. If you are a small boy, that some one may be your mother, and her coming be to remonstrate with you with her slipper. To dream of a wedding is a sign of inanition. To dream of a funeral betokens too much pork and cabbage. To dream of finding money betokens that it is easier to dram of finding money than to work for it. To dream that it is Sunday morning is heaven. To be suddenly awakened from your sweetest sleep to find that it is not Sundays is – that is to say, very disagreeable. It is a sign that you will be unhappy. A great many more equally infallible signs might be given; but the reader has probably had enough for one day. The man who believes in signs is sufficiently credulous to believe that our knowledge in that line, as well in every other line, is inexhaustible.
VALUE OF STEAM POWER The aggregate steam power in use in the world is at present 3,500,000 horse power employed in stationary engines, and 10,000,000 horse power in locomotive engines. This force is maintained without the consumption of animal food, except by the miners who dig the coals, and the force maintained in their muscles is to the force generated by the production of their labor about one to 1,080. This steam power is equal to the working force of 25,000,000 horses, and one horse consumes three times as much food as one man. The steam power, therefore, is equivalent to the saving of food for 75,000,000 of human beings.
Boy, see here. A ten-year-old in Maine hid under the lounge to hear what sister Mary’s beau would say. Lightning struck the house, ran along the floor – dead boy – [Detroit Free Press]
Young man, if you can not find a place to fit you, strive to fit the place in which you find yourself.
Michigan University has 134 female students.
How to drown a cat in the water pitch her.
When a grocer retires from business he weighs less than he did before.
A Detroit man was astonished the other day to find the telephone could talk French. He said he thought it was an English invention.
If you cannot inspire a woman with love for you, fill her above the brim with love for herself; all that runs over will be yours.
“Dare to do write,” would be an excellent motto for editors who never have anything original in their papers. – [Gowanda Enterprise]
For full figures a great deal of shirring is used on the hips and across the front of the skirt. All the drapery on dresses intended for stout figures is arranged like curtains, having the fullness low down on the skirt.
Although fraud may be written on the face of the insurance companies, and though corruption may be their head light, we cannot but feel kindly toward them when we reach out after a blotting pad.
An authoress says that “kisses on her brow are the richest diadem a woman’s soul aspires to.” And yet a fellow who kisses a pretty girl on the brow while her rosy lips are making motions like an accordion bellows, is not the man for the position.
A turtle was recently taken from the St. John’s River, Florida, with the Spanish coat-of-arms and the date 1700 engraved upon his back. The turtle was put back into the river with the added inscription: “Eastern Herald Palitka, Florida, 1879.”
The most important grape-growing region in the United States is not the Pacific coast, as may suppose, but the islands and neighboring shores of Lake Erie, within a few hour’s sail of Detroit. This year there have been 4,000 acres in vines, and the yield has been 16,000,000 pounds. The wine production of 1879 amounts to 1,526,400 gallons. – [Detroit Free Press]
What to do with all the gold is getting to be a problem. Greenbacks are much more convenient, and it seems as if the best thing is just to restore it to the bowels of the earth, from whence it was taken, and issue paper as the representative, dollar for dollar. Business men do not want to handle or deal with it, and it ought to be in the keeping of the Government as a means of exchange, if necessary, between nations, and as the basis of value for a currency; but as a circulating medium it is too bulky and too weighty in these high-pressure times, and so gold, goodbye.
“Give me a new term for dance,” said a Register reporter who was writing out an account of a ball. “Call it a hoof-shaking hoodoo,” said the sporting editor. “Term it the maizey hop,” put in the punster. “Or a healin’ toe dose,” resumed the first assistant punster. “There’s hoe down, that’s a good old English word,” said the commercial editor thoughtfully. “Poetry of the motion of the sole wouldn’t be bad,” interjected the aesthetic editor. “You might take a little gal up to the next one and get an idea,”’ said the smart aleck of the staff. “Or you might polka a note in about getting at the chore of the thing – he Terpsichore (sic), you know,” was the solemn remark of the man who runs the religious column. It went in “dance.” That’s about the amount of comfort a man who asks questions gets in a newspaper office.
AN IMPORTANT QUESTION – [New York Times] That is a very important case which has lately been tried in the Supreme Court of New Hampshire, inasmuch as it involves the rights of a husband in his own house, as well as the principle of woman’s rights under the laws of the State. Some months ago a man named HAYES was in the house of another man named ANGELL, who, suspecting with or without cause, that Hayes had been too intimate with his wife, ordered him to leave the premises. Mrs. Angell, who was present, asked her friend to stay, and he staid (sic), where upon the husband attempted to eject him by force. A fight ensued, resulting in Angell’s death from injuries received. Hayes, having been tried, was sentenced to thirty years imprisonment. The evidence showed that Mrs. Angell had urged her friend to remain in order to protect her from her husband, of who she stood in fear of personal violence. But the jury decided that Hayed did not stay for that reason, the Judge having instructed them that if he were there to that end, he was wrongfully there, and that his resistance to expulsion was criminal. Counsel for Hayes claim that he was rightfully in the house, because Mrs. Angell owned it, and that her liege could not, in consequence, legally order him out, or legally try to expel him. This is a delicate point, and the court now has it under advisement. It indicates one thing, that a husband before he attempts to eliminate a wife’s friend, so to speak, from the domestic equation, when she requests him to remain, he should be sure that he is the legal proprietor of the establishment, and can prove him proprietorship.
THE VERNON CLIPPER ALEXANDER COBB, Editor & Proprietor ALEX. A. WALL, Publisher $1.50 Per Annum. FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1880
We understand that HON. R. B. LEWIS will remain in Congress until the close of the present session, probably in July. This supersedes the necessity of an election this spring. The University is doing admirably under the management of PROF. WYMAN, the President pro tem.
A young man by the name of CAVES was killed by his aunt, a widow who was residing in his family, near Shubuts, Miss., on the 11th. The Mercury gives some particulars to the effect that the woman was in the habit of giving way to her temper, and on this occasion she had fallen into a terrible fit of anger and was inflicting personal violence on Cave’s wife. He went to the rescue, and as he ran up she turned on him and instantly plunged a knife into his heart.
We learn from the Abbeville Register that a man by the name of HENRY NEWTON, residing near Beulah, in Henry County, poisoned his wife one day last week, by giving her some strychnine in a dose of salts. She died in about three hours after the poison was administered. The cause for this act of infamy is said to be that Newton’s mother-in-law refused to give him certain cows she had promised – until he had made a home of his own. He had only been married about six month. When he saw that his infamous work had succeeded Newton escaped, and has not since been heard from. The citizens of the community are greatly enraged at the crime, regarding it as one of the most horrible and dastardly ever perpetrated. There was not the shadow of excuse for it. The young wife is represented to have been a lady of lovable disposition, confiding nature and highly esteemed by all who knew her. The people in the community where the crime was committed are in the highest condition of resentment and threaten to lynch the murderer as soon as he can be secured.
Eutaw Mirror: A man giving his name as MCKNIGHT crossed the river at Gainsville week before last, riding a mule. He went about seven or eight miles west of Gainsville, and sold the mule to a man named JOINER. On Saturday following (7th inst.,) two men from Buck Creek, in this county, arrived in Gainsville, hunting the mule and thief. They went on to Peel’s Mill, where they overtook him and Mr. Joiner, who had joined them, made him disgorge the $90 for which the mule was sold. They took the thief in charge to return to Greene, and while on the way he made some excuse to dismount, went behind a tree and shot himself through the head, killing himself instantly. Witnesses enough were along to satisfy an inquest jury that it was a case of suicide and not violence.
A company of twenty destitute negroes from various parts of the South turned up in New York City a few days ago, who had been deluded to that city under the belief that they could go to Liberia for $10. They had starved themselves in order to pay a third class fare to New York, having eaten hardly any food on the route, and were very ill when they reached their destination. They then found how they had been deceived, and their leader, one LARKIN, declared his intention to return home at once, as there were a number of other negroes in his section who had been similarly deceived, and he wished to prevent their coming to New York, if possible. The others will remain in the Kings County almshouse as State paupers until they also can be sent back to Texas. The New York papers are afraid that Larkins’ mission home will be unsuccessful, and that New York itself will be overrun by an immigration of destitute negroes. – [Mont. Adv.]
FIDELITY AND DEVOTION OF WOMEN Most of our readers will remember the details of the POINDEXTER CURTIS tragedy in Richmond, Va., about a year ago. C. C. CURTIS was a clerk in a shoe store. Miss ISABEL COTTRELL visited the store several times trying to get suited with a pair of shoes. She told JOHN E. POINDEXTER, he lover, that Curtis had offended her by insisting on putting them on her foot, speaking of her pretty feet, and by squeezing her arm in assisting her in the carriage. She told him this on Sunday. The next day Poindexter accompanied by his brother went to the shoe store and horse whipped Curtis, who, taken by surprise or lacking personal courage made no resistance, at the time. But smarting under the disgrace, two hours later he went to Poindexter’s place of business, armed with a can and accompanied by a friend, and stoutly denied Miss Cottrell’s charges, demanded of Poindexter an apology. Poindexter refused to apologize, saying he would shoot if Curtis struck him with the cane. By the advice of his friend Curtis began to cane Poindexter who returned the blows with five pistol shots, the last one striking Curtis in the forehead. He fell and died next day. Poindexter was put on trial for the murder. The jury disagreed. He was put on trial the second time, convicted, and sentenced to the penitentiary for two years. He appealed, but to no effect. He next applied for a pardon, but this was refused. Now, comes the strange sequel to this tragedy. A few evenings ago, within two or three days of the time young Poindexter was to start for the penitentiary, he and Miss Cottrell were married at the residence of the latter’s brother-in-law. The nuptials were very private, though several prominent citizens were present. The young couple were perfectly devoted, not leaving each other’s side a single moment during the two hours the company remained together. He sat by her, holding her hand in his looking as happy as one could under the circumstances. The parting hour soon came; they fondly embraced each other; and he was carried back to his prison cell. What a striking illustration of woman’s pure and unselfish devotion. This loving, grateful girl weds a felon and shares his disgrace to help him bear up against his coming two year struggle. and it will bring sweet comfort to him. Nothing is so sure to bring solace to a distressed mind at the reflection that there is one pure soul to which it can always turn for love and sympathy.
AN ADOPTION OF A GENERAL HOOD ORPHAN – [Columbus Enquirer] Mr. M. JOSEPH is one of the leading dry good merchants of our city. His wife is one of the sweetest, loveliest women of the South, a devoted daughter of our clime. Both are young, but have not been blessed with children. The young wife, with the consent and cordial approbation of the husband, went to New Orleans last week for the purpose of securing the youngest of the orphans of Gen. Hood and adopting it as their own. With the very best credentials Mrs. Joseph presented her claims and was given the child, a beautiful little girl of seven months. With the approval of all parties, she has brought the infant to her Columbus home, dispensing with the nurse, proffered her, preferring to care for the darling herself. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph have a beautiful home in our city. He is prospering and has an immense growing business. Both have fond, loving, generous natures, and will rear the little child in luxury and ease. It will never feel the loss of its natural parents. The child and its adopted parents are equally to be congratulated, for it gives the darling every care and attention, and to loving hearts a blessing forever. Judge Campbell, of New Orleans, being the cousin of Mrs. Joseph’s father, was the chief instrument in her being able to secure the charge and the treasure to her happy dwelling.
WHO WOULDN’T BE AN EDITOR One of the beauties and charms of an editor’s life is his dead-heading it on all occasions. No one who has never tasted of the sweets of that bliss can begin to take in its glory and its happiness. He does $100 worth of advertising for a railroad, gets a pass for a year, rides $25 worth and then he is looked as a dead-head, or a half blown dead-beat. He “puffs” a theater or concert troupe and gets one dollar in “complimentaries” and thus pass in “free.” If the hall is crowded he is begrudged the room he occupies, for if his complimentaries were paying tickets the troupe would be so much in pocket. He blows and puffs a church festival free to any desired extant, and does the poster printing at half rates, and rarely gets a “thank you” for it. It goes in as part of his duty as an editor. He does more work gratuitously for the town and community than all the rest of the population combined, and gets cursed for it all, in many instances, were a man who donated a dollar for a fourth of July celebration, base ball club, or church is gratefully remembered. Oh, it is a sweet thing to be an editor. He passes “free,” you know. – [Ex.]
AN UNEXPECTED MEETING - [From the Vallejo Chronicle] One of those strange episodes in human life, which makes us sometimes wonder at ”the eternal fitness of things,” occurred last night at the Vallejo junction. The tide being low on the arrival of the Contra Costa, passengers for Vallejo were compelled to make quite a descent from the wharf to the boat, and the ladies required the assistance of the gentlemen present. A Mr. G---, a grain speculator, was doing the agreeable in this respect, and one of the last ladies to descend was overburdened with a few feminine bundles, which he gallantly took charge of, and accompanied the lady to the cabin, where they sat and engaged in conversation. The subject finally touched upon the nativity of each, when it was found they were both from the same town in Kentucky. This fact made each other more communicative, when he inquired her name which was given as Mrs. G------. Immediately the gentleman grew pale and excited, and asked. “You had a daughter, did you not?” “I did,” she responded. “Pray how did you know that?” “Is that daughter living?” “She is, and at present on a visit to friends in Vallejo, where I am now going.” “Merciful heavens!” he gasped, “My child!” “Sir,” said the lady, rising, “What do you mean?” “Mean?” he hastily replied, “Mean?” “Why, I mean that that daughter is my own child, and you are my wife!” Almost overpowered at this confession, and in doubt as to whether he was an escape from Napa or an adventurer, she plied him with questions – to every one of which he returned a correct answer, when she was convinced that the man was really her husband, from whom she had been separated twenty years. It seems from what we can gather from a party familiar with the event of last evening that the twain were married at Paris, Ky., in 1858, thirteen months afterward he went to Liverpool on business. The vessel on which he took passage was wrecked, and all on board were supposed to have perished. The news coming to the young wife’s ears, she was utterly prostrated, and was ordered to California by her physicians. Arriving here, she took up her residence in Los Angeles. The husband was picked up from the wreck by a fishing smack, and taken to some remote foreign port, where he was thrown upon a bed of sickness, which lasted some fifteen months. In the meantime he had written repeatedly to his wife, but received no answer. In his despair he concluded to risk a journey across the Atlantic in the hope of once more seeing her. Feeble as he was, and his funds being exhausted, he shipped before the mast in a sailing vessel, and in due time arrived in New York. From there he wrote three times to his wife, but received no answer. Almost frenzied at the though that she might be dead, and being without money and no friends, he “faced” his way clear to Kentucky, and shortly afterward arrived at Paris. Here he met no familiar faces, and at the post office he inquired for his letters. They had been forwarded to the Dead Letter Office months before. Inquiries throughout the town informed him that his wife had disappeared a year or so before, but no one knew whither. Some said she had gone in search of her husband, others that she might be dead, and others that she had gone to California. He sought the old family physician, but had had left the town some time before. Mr. G. then went to work at Louisville, and made enough to bring him to California a year after his arrival in Kentucky. He searched for his absent wife, but without success, and gave her up as dead, and she also mourned for his death. Neither, however, had married again and last evening on board the Contra Costa was the first intimation either had that the other was in existence. The now happy couple arrived here last night, and to the surprise of the friends to the lady she introduced her husband from whom she had been separated twenty years. But imagine the unutterable surprise and joy when the mother led into the parlor a beautiful young lady, his own daughter, whom he had not seen since a baby. But let us draw the curtain over this beautiful incident. Three souls that yesterday were foreign to each other as the poles are now basking in the sublimity of untied affection, and father, mother and child will begin anew the pilgrimage of life. They will leave tomorrow for San Francisco, where Mr. G. who is now a comparatively wealthy man, has his business, and where they will hereafter reside.
NON-RESIDENT NOTICE ELISHA B. ALSOP, Sr. vs Columbus Insurance and Banking Company In Chancery 9th District, Western Division of the State of Alabama In this cause it is made to appear to the Register by the affidavit of JOHN D. MCCLUSKY, as agent for complainant, that the defendant, the Columbus Insurance & Banking Company is a foreign corporation under the laws of the State of Mississippi under the name and style of Columbus Insurance & Banking Company, in the city of Columbus in said state, and that JOHN M. BILLUPS is the President or head thereof, and that Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi, is his Post Office. It is therefore ordered by the Register, that publication be made in the Vernon Clipper, a newspaper published in the town of Vernon for four consecutive weeks, requiring said defendant to answer, plead or demure to the bill of complaint in this cause by the 29th day of March next, or in thirty days thereafter, or a decree pro confessor may be taken against said defendant. It is further ordered that a copy of said published notice be forwarded by mail to said JOHN M. BILLUPS at his said post office before said 29th day of March next. J. D. MCCLUSKY Done at office this 18th day of February, 1880. JAS. M. MORTON, Register.
NON RESIDENT NOTICE MARTHA ALSOP vs ELISHA B. ALSOP, et al In Chancery 9th District, Western Division of the State of Alabama In this cause it is made to appear to the Register by the affidavit of JOHN D. MCCLUSKY, as agent for complainant, that the defendant, the Columbus Insurance & Banking Company is a foreign corporation under the laws of the State of Mississippi under the name and style of Columbus Insurance & Banking Company, in the city of Columbus in said state, and that JOHN M. BILLUPS is the President or head thereof, and that Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi, is his Post Office. It is therefore ordered by the Register, that publication be made in the Vernon Clipper, a newspaper published in the town of Vernon for four consecutive weeks, requiring said defendant to answer, plead or demure to the bill of complaint in this cause by the 29th day of March next, or in thirty days thereafter, or a decree pro confessor may be taken against said defendant. It is further ordered that a copy of said published notice be forwarded by mail to said JOHN M. BILLUPS at his said post office before said 29th day of March next. (NOTE: THIS IS WHAT IS PRINTED – THE PUBLISHER EVIDENTLY MADE A MISTAKE AS IT IS THE SAME AS THE ABOVE.)
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.
FRIDAY, MARCH 5, 1880
FOR RENT OR SALE Good farm of two hundred and ten acres, about seventy acres clear, good dwellings, stables, well and spring. Good fences with little improving in two miles of Vernon. A bargain will be given. For terms apply to the editor of this paper.
Mr. Editor: On Wednesday morning, 25th ult, a party consisting of CAPT. D. J. LACY, Mr. ALEX. A. WALL, and his estimable lady, MR. EDDIE MORTON and myself left here for Pickens County, to attend the Wedding of the first named gentleman. After crossing Yellow Creek Swamp we got upon firm road and moved off very quietly. We called at the gate of that enterprising gentleman Dr. COLLINS to procure some provider for our stock, which he furnished us in abundance; and upon his refusing any remuneration we told him to come up and get his pay by eating from our table and feeding his horse from our barn. We called a halt at a small stream, fed our stock, and had an elegant lunch, prepared by Mrs. Wall and Capt. Lacy, which was extensively enjoyed by all. We were soon under head-way again passing many beautiful farms, gardens and dwellings, most of which exhibits to the passer-by the fact that there is an energetic go-ahead man in charge. Near sun set we arrived at the house of Mr. JOEL F. DORRAH. Some introductions were passed. Several beautiful smileing (sic) faces could be seen moving here and there all bright and hansom (sic). About 7:30 it was announced that all were ready, the door were thrown open and in came CAPT. L. leaning upon his arm was the beautiful MISS MARY DORROH, soon to be made Mrs. LACY. They stood about the middle of the room in front of the Rev. Mr. MCKEE, when in about a minute and a half formally pronounced them man and wife in the name of the Holy Trinity. There and then we decided that Pickens society had lost one of its best and most accomplished members and Lamar had gained it, and in the transaction Capt. LACY had gained for the better half. About this time supper was announced, and we walked out to a table loaded with good things that we think would have satisfied the most fastidious epicure. Supper being over some of the young people proposed a moon-light stroll to the banks of the stream near by which was very pleasant we know. That morning we added to our party MISS PARRIE and ELLA DORRAH, Miss MOLLIE KENNEDY, Mr. JOE DORROH, and Mr. SHELTON. On our return we called to see the new mill and wool cards of the clever energetic DR. KENNDEY. Such machinery as that under the supervision of such a man as Dr. K. cannot be otherwise than a great benefit to the community. We commend him and his machinery to the favorable consideration of the Public. From the mill we crossed Luxapalila, stopping at a small stream we alighted; seating ourselves around a well filled basket we soon devoured its contents, but in justice to the party we must say that Mr. WALL and one other gentleman were the principal actors in this game. At this point the horse back riders of the caravan proposed to go ahead. Acting as advance guards or heralds we informed the crowd of eager lookers, in Vernon, that the bride and groom was some distance behind. His information quieted things down for awhile. About four and a half p.m.; the carriages drove up in front of CAPT. LACY’S residence where quite a large company of friends and relatives were in waiting to welcome him and his new bride home. We will now draw the curtains over this scene of pleasantness and joy by wishing the newly married couple a long prosperous and a happy life. ABDIEL – Vernon, March 1st, 1880
For the first time since the CLIPPER has been in existence we failed to have a weekly issue last week. – We would inform our patrons that on account of “Ye Local’s” sickness and also the many little troubles attending his “changing his base” for 1880 and moving in to his new home, the weekly issue was unavoidably suspended. We hope in their kind indulgence they will accept this very reasonable excuse, and the assurance that hereafter the CLIPPER will pursue “the even tenor of it way in unbroken progress.”
MARRIED – On the 26th ult., near Saluda, at the residence of the bride’s father, Mr. JOEL GIBSON, by Rev. J. S. WOOTEN, Mr. W. L. MORTON JR., and Miss M. J. GIBSON. Also: - In Vernon on the morning of the 26th ult, at the residence of Col. T. B. NESMITH, by Rev. JAS. T. MILLER, Mr. GEO. W. RUSH, and Miss ADDIE MCCLAIN. May love, joy, and happiness attend each one of you as you glide along life’s rugged path.
CAPT. D. J. LACY requests us to say that he will accommodate a few boarders Court week at a reasonable price.
DIED – In Vernon on the 26th ult., LIZZIE GILPIN, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. GILPIN. Her death was sudden and unexpected. Thus it is, “In the midst of life we are n death.”
We are authorized to announce D. V. LAWRENCE a candidate for re-election to the office of County Treasurer, at the August election in 1880.
Under the following considerations I declare myself a candidate for Sheriff, &c. of Lamar County at the ensuing election. 1st. I was born and raised a freeman in this county. 2nd. By standing in defense of my country I was mangled by the enemies missiles. 3rd. I was incarcerated in prison under false charges preferred against and finally ruined. 4th. I am willing to submit my claims to a Convention of the Democratic Party. Respectfully. J. A. DARR
We are authorized to announce B. H. WILKERSON a candidate for the office of Sheriff and Tax Collector of Lamar County at the ensuing August election, subject to the action of the Democratic Party.
I respectfully announce that I am a candidate for the Legislature. Election 1st Monday in August 1880. – JOHN B. BANKHEAD
FINAL SETTLEMENT State of Alabama, Lamar County Probate Court, Special Term, February 24, 1880 In the matter of the estate of AMOS COOPER, deceased, this day came GEORGE S. EARNEST administrator of said estate and fixed his account and vouchers in final settlement. Whereupon it is ordered by the Court that the 30th day of March next be and is a day set for the examining and passing upon said account, when and where all persons interested can contest the same if they think proper. ALEXANDER COBB, Judge of Probate
The following is a list of the Grand and Petit Jury drawn for Lamar County, Ala., Spring Term 1880: GRAND JURY M. R. MORTON, C. A. WHEELER, W. F. ELLIOTT, J. T. F. GILMER, I. N. HENSON, J. A. DAVISON, M. W. LOYD, J. W. WHITE, T. C. JERNIGAN, G. W. BARROW, T. J. GENTRY, JOHN W. SHELTON, ALBERT WILSON, JAMES H. COOPER, J. H. CLINE. JURY NO. 1 W. C. WOODS, C. P. STAP, A. H. BURROW, G. B. STEWART, HUBE HOLLIS, W. R. WEBB, W. H. NICHOLS, R. G. EVANS, J. R. BANKHEAD, A. A. HILL, J. S. BREWER, A. J. PENNINGTON JURY NO. 2 T. J. MILFORD, J. M. DAVIS, B. M. GLOVER, M. L. BEASLEY, N. J. TRULL, R. A. MOORE, W. F. PRATER, JOHN S. WOFFORD, SAMPS LOLLAR, NATHANIEL EDGEWORTH, T. J. JACKSON, J. W. RANDOLPH. Drawn 5th February, 1880 by ALEX. COBB, J. P. D. J. LACY, Sh’ff JAMES MIDDLETON, C. C.
FINAL SETTLEMENT State of Alabama, Lamar County Probate Court, Feb. 3rd, 1880 Estate of WILLIAM PENNINGTON, deceased. This day came ABNER PENNINGTON the administrator of said estate, and filed his statement, accounts, vouchers, and evidences for final settlement of his administration. It is ordered that the 9th day of March 1880 be appointed a day on which to make such settlement, at which time all persons interested can appear and contest the said settlement, if they think proper. ALEXANDER COBB, judge of Probate
For the celebrated Jamaca Cotton Seed, call on K. T. BROWN, at DR. W. A. BROWN’S office. Price in pint packages 50 cents.
Hotel. The undersigned is prepared to accommodate boarders, either by day or the month at very reasonable rates. Strict attention given to transient customers. L. M. WIMBERLEY, Proprietor, Vernon, Ala.
CITATION NOTICE The State of Alabama, Lamar County In Chancery. At Vernon, Alabama 9th District, Western Chancery Division ANNA WALKER, by next friend, ELIJAH WOLSTONHOMES, Complaint vs GREEN WALKER, Defendant In this cause, it is made to appear to the Register by the affidavit of D. J. MCCLUSKY, Solicitor for complainant that the defendant GREEN WALKER is a non resident of this State, and post office is unknown to complainant or her solicitor, and further, that, in the belief of said affiant, the defendant is over the age of twenty-one years. It is therefore ordered, by the Register, that publication be made in the Vernon Clipper a newspaper published in the county of Lamar once a week for four consecutive weeks, requiring him the said GREEN WALKER to plead, answer or demur to the bill of complaint in this cause by the 4th day of March A. D. 1880 or, in thirty days thereafter, a decree pro confesso may be taken against him. Done at office, in vacation this 4th day of February 1880. JAS. M. MORTON, Register
Pictures made in cloudy and rainy as well as clear weather at ECHARD’S Photograph Headquarters at his gallery, Columbus, Miss. 8 Card Ferrotypes, for $1.00. 1 doz. Card Photographs for $2.50. Special attention given to Family Groups and copying Old pictures to any size.
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
Cuban Chill Tonic is the great Chill King. It cures Chills and Fever of every type, from the shaking Agues of the North to the burning Fevers of the Torrid Zone. It is the great standard. It cures Billiousness and liver Complaint and roots out diseases. Try it – if you suffer it will cure you and give you health. Sold by your druggists. W. L. MORTON & BRO.
MALE AND FEMALE SCHOOL – Detroit, Lamar County, Ala., will commence, Jan. 19th 1880 and continue eight months. Tuition per month of 20 days, $1.50, $2.00, $2.50, $3.00. Board can be obtained with private families at $7 per month. For particulars, address J. F. WHITE, Principal.
Remember when you visit Aberdeen, to go to the house of Louis Roy and examine his stock. That popular house has a great name for integrity and honesty, and never uses humbug. Every article of dry goods shoes and boots, clothing, hats, and fancy goods is fresh, and warranted to give satisfaction.
PARENTS READ THIS. Nine-tenths of the sickness of childhood is caused by worms. Thousands of children die yearly from worms in the stomach that could have been saved by the timely use of Parker’s Santonine Worm Lozenges. They save thousands of children. They drive out the worms without pain. They cleanse the stomach, and make the little ones bloom and blossom as the rose. The are the finest and best medicine ever made. Thousands of parents all over the land use nothing but Parker’s Lozenges. Buy nothing but Parker’s. Give no other Worm Medicine to children but Parker’s Lozenges. They are the cheapest, best, and safest. Sold by your druggists, W. L. Morton & Bro.
$5 to $20 per day at home. Sample worth $5 free. Address Stinson & Co., Portland, Maine.
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.
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.
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.
Masonic: Vernon, Lodge No. 389, meets on the 1st Saturday of each month, at 7 p.m.
PROFESSIONAL CARDS. FRANCIS JUSTICE, Attorney at Law and Solicitor in Chancery, Pikeville, Marion Co., Alabama Will practice in all the Courts of the 3rd Judicial District.
SAMUEL J. SHIELDS, Attorney at Law and Solicitor in Chancery, Vernon, Ala., Will practice in the counties of Lamar, Fayette, Marion, and the Courts of the 3rd Judicial District.
JNO. D. MCCLUSKY, Attorney at Law and Solicitor in Chancery, Vernon, Ala. Will practice in the counties of Lamar, Fayette, Marion, and the Courts of the 3rd Judicial Circuit. Special attention given to the collection of claims, and matters of administration.
EARNEST & EARNEST. W. S. EARNEST GEO. S. EARNEST. Attorneys at Law and Solicitors in Chancery, Birmingham & Vernon, Ala. Will practice in the Counties of this Judicial Circuit.
NESMITH & SANFORD. T. B. NESMITH, Vernon, Ala. JOHN B. SANFORD, Fayette C. H. Attorneys at Law. Partners in the Civil practice in the counties of Fayette and Lamar. Will practice separately in the adjoining counties. THOS. B. NESMITH. Solicitor for the 3rd Judicial Circuit. Vernon, Lamar Co., Ala.
ALEXANDER COBB & SON, Dealers in ready made clothing, dress goods, jeans, domestics, calicoes, silks, satins, millinery, embroidery, notice, &c. Hats, caps, boots, shoes, saddles, bridles, leather, &c. Tin, wooden, Hard and glass wares, crockery, &c. Salt, flour, meal, bacon, lard, soda, coffee, molasses, &c.
LAMAR DIRECTORY County Court – Meets on the 1st Monday in each month. Probate Court - Meets on 2nd Monday in each month. Commissioner’s Court – Meets on the 2nd Monday in February, April, July, and November.
REPRESENTATIVES W. A. MUSGROVE and I. H. SANDERS
COUNTY OFFICERS ALEXANDER COBB – Judge of Probate D. J. LACY, Sheriff and Tax Collector W. G. MIDDLETON, Circuit Clerk JAMES M. MORTON, Register in Chancery D. V. LAWRENCE, Treasurer J. E. PENNINGTON, Tax Assessor W. T. MARLER, Coroner
COMMISSIONERS W. G. RICHARDS W. M. STONE J. J. BRANYAN J. A. COLLINS
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$72 a week, $12 a day at home easily made. Costly outfit free. Address True & Co., Augusta, Maine.
Bring your job printing to the CLIPPER. We print all kinds of blanks, deeds, mortgages, law briefs, cards, tags, circulars, bill heads, letter heads, note heads, statements, poster work. We propose to do all kinds of job printing as neat and as cheap as any city, either North or South, and our work is equal to any. When you want any kind of job printing done, please don’t fail to examine our specimens before going elsewhere. Blank Waive Notes for sale at this Office.
The Light Running New Home (picture of sewing machine). A model of simplicity, Strength and Beauty, Never gets out of order. A pattern of perfection. Makes no noise. Does not fatigue the operator. Latest. Improved. Best. Agents wanted. Johnson, Clarke, & o., 30 Union Square, New York City. Orange, Mass.
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TOPICS FOR THE HOUSEHOLD
A mixture of chloride of lime and sweetened water of sweeten water will poison cockroaches and water bugs.
Cold plates at this time of year are execrable. All of the dishes on which cooked food is served should be thoroughly warmed.
Color does not determine the quality of flour. The best flour is that which absorbs the greatest amount of water.
To beat the white of eggs quickly, add a pinch of salt, which will cool and freshen them, as the cooler the eggs are, the quicker they will froth.
Don’t forget the birds when you eat celery. Save the tender ends and greens, and if you dine at night place these in water to give the songsters for their morning refreshment.
Onions and potatoes that have a green tinge should be immersed in warm water one hour before cooking, that they may be easily digested.
A common sized tumbler holds half a pint. A tablespoonful is equal to sixty drops, or half an ounce of liquids. Four teaspoonful are equal to one tablespoonful.
TO BROIL A STEAK – Always butter your gridiron, cook the steak quickly over a bright fire, turning as often as they drip. Lay upon a hot dish, season with butter and salt, cover with heated platter.
The popular maxim that “dirt is healthy,” has probably arisen from the fact that playing in the open air is very beneficial to the health of children, who thus get dirt on their person and clothes.
The importance of cleanliness in person and dress can never be fully realized by those ignorant of the construction of the skin, and of the influence its treatment has on the health of the body.
When seasoning remember that salt should always be cooked in food. Pepper may be added when done, to suit the taste. Black pepper is not healthful, but drying to the blood. It is distasteful to many, and is considered vulgar by the majority of persons. Cayenne pepper, used moderately, is wholesome.
A writer in the Live Stock Journal says: “I have kept dogs all my life, but no fleas. Take common tobacco stems, such as you can get at any cigar factory, and put it in the dogs bed and you will have no fleas. In the winter I make beds of equal quantities of hay and tobacco stems, in the summer all stems.
The following measures will be found useful by housekeeper. Wheat flour, on quart weighs 1 lb.; Indian meal, one quart weighs 1 lb. 2 oz.; butter, (when soft), one pint weighs 1 lb.: white sugar, (powdered), one quart weighs 1 lbs. 1 oz.; brown sugar, (beat), one quart weighs 1 lb. 2 oz.; ten hen eggs weigh 1 lbs.
BUCKWHEAT CAKES – Pour on to one quart of buckwheat flour enough warm water to make a thin batter. Add teaspoonful salt, two tablespoonfuls of molasses, a large handful of Indian meal, and four tablespoonfuls of yeast, or half a yeast cake well dissolved. Set to rise over night in a warm place. In the morning stir in a scant teaspoonful soda well dissolved in tepid water, and if too thick a little warm water.
VEGETABLES – Miss M. Parlos, in her new book of “First Principles of Household Management and Cookery” gives the following general rule for cooking all kinds of vegetables. Green vegetables should be thoroughly washed in cold water, then be dropped into water which has been salted, and is just beginning to boil. There should be a tablespoonful of salt for every two quarts of water. If the water boils a long time before the vegetables are put in, it has lost all its gases, and the mineral ingredients are deposited on the bottom and sides of the kettle; so that the water is flat and tasteless; then the vegetables will not look of have a fine flavor. The time for boiling green vegetables depends very much upon the age and how long they have been gathered. The younger and more freshly gathered, the more quickly they are cooked. Below is a good time-table for cooking vegetables. min Potatoes, boiled…………………………….30 Potatoes, baked…………………………….45 Sweet potatoes, boiled…………………….45 Sweet potatoes, baked…………………….60 Squash, boiled……………………………...25 Squash, baked………………………………45 Green peas, boiled……………………20 to 40 Shelled beans, boiled………………………60 Green corn……………………………25 to 60 Asparagus…………………………….15 to 30 Turnips, white………………………..45 to 60 hours String beans, boiled…………………..1 to 2 Spinach…………………………………1 to 2 Tomatoes, fresh…………………………….1 Tomatoes, canned………………………… ˝ Cabbage…………………………………3/4 to 2 Cauliflower……………………………..1 to 2 Dandelions…………………………….. 2 to 3 Beet greens…………………………………...1 Onions…………………………………..1 to 2 Beets…………………………………….1 to 5 Turnips, yellow………………………..1 ˝ to 2 Parsnips………………………………..1 to 2 Carrots………………………………….1 to 2 Nearly all these vegetables are eaten with salt, pepper and butter, but sometimes a small piece of lean pork is boiled with them and seasons them sufficiently.
DURABILITY OF TIMBER – [New York Sun] As showing the durability of timber, the fact is cited that the piles of a bridge built by Trajan were found, after having been driven some 1,600 years, to be petrified four inches, the rest of the wood being in its ordinary condition. The elm piles under the piers of London Bridge have been in use more than 700 years, and are not yet materially decayed, and, beneath the foundation of Savoy Pinsce, London, oak, elm, beech, and chestnut piles and planks were found in a state of perfect preservation, after having been there for 650 years. Again, while taking down the old walls of Tunbridge Castle, Kent, England, there was found, in the middle of a thick stone wall, a timber curb which had been enclosed for 700 years; and some timber of an old bridge was discovered while digging for the foundations of a house at Windsor which must have been placed there prior to the -----(TORN)
“DE GUATILLION” “Git yo’ pardners, fust guatillion! Stamp yo’ feet an’ raise ‘em high! Tune is :”O! Dat watermillion! Gwine to eat it bime-by.”
S’lute yo’ pardners! Scrape parlitely; Don’t be bumpin’ ‘gin de rest. Balance all! Now step out rightly; Allus dance yo’ lever bes’!
Fo’ward four! Whoop up, niggers! Back agin! Don’t go so slow! Swing cornahs! Mind de figgers When I hollers den yo’ go.
Hands around! Hold up yo’ faces! Don’t be lookin’ at yo’ feet! Swing yo’ pardners to yo’ places! Dat’s de way – dat’s hard to beat!
Sides fo’ward! When you’s ready Make a bow as low’s yo’ kin! Swing across wid op’st lady! Now we’ll let yo’ swap agin!
Ladies change! Sheet up dat talkin’ Do yo’ talkin’ arter while! Right and lef’, don’t want nowalking’ Make yo’ steps and show yo’ style!
THE DEAD MOON Considerable discussion has arisen over the question why the moon is an airless, waterless globe and many theories have been put forward to solve it. The fact that the moon was formerly the seat of volcanic action far more intense than anything to be found of the earth, makes it hard to believe that she has always been without gasses and liquids, since terrestrial experience goes to show that water is an important factor in all volcanic outbreaks and that great volcanoes are never found far from the seacoast. Then the numerous volcanic vents on the moon would be certain to throw out a large quantity of gases. What has become of these, and of the water which at one time, most probably existed on the moon’s surface? One theorist has hidden them away in the caverns within the body of the moon. Another has frozen them by the intense cold of the lunar night. Another has had them whisked off by a comet. A correspondent of the English Mechanic adds still another theory. Referring to the opinion of Mr. Lockyer and others in factor of the metalloidal composition of the moon, he says: “If, then, the moon is largely composed of metalloids, it is not unlikely that sulphur forms a large proportion of her bulk. The presence of sulphur in large quantities on the lunar surface has already been surmised by Professor Dana, partly because it is found in abundance in and around terrestrial craters, and might therefor be expected to be present in like manner in so volcanic a region as the moon, partly because it is found to exist in meteorites. Supposing sulphur, then, to be present in large quantities in the moon, when she was in an intensely heated and vaporous condition, and supposing oxygen, nitrogen, and hydrogen to be likewise present, would they not 9at least oxygen) unite with the sulphur as the temperature fell below the point of dissociation and form sulphuric acid in large volumes? This acid, in a state of solution, would in time fall in rain on the surface of the moon, and passing into the heated interior of the globe, would, by its fierce boiling, amply supply the place of the water, to which it is though terrestrial volcanoes owe much of their explosive energy. Nitric acid might also be formed by the intense electric action which would doubtless be set up by the ejection of steam and other vapors from the countless craters. These acids would combine with other substances present on and beneath the moon’s surface to be covered to great extent with crystalline formations. The crystalline beds might perhaps account for the remarkably different degrees of brightness which certain parts of the moon assume under different angles of illumination, as well as for the different degrees actinic power of certain lunar regions which appear equally bright to the eye. Possibly, too, a crystalline formation may account for the remarkable brightness of Aristarchus (one of the lunar craters), and for the supposed changes in Linner, to say nothing of the much discussed crater of Dr. Klein. The formation of these acids and their final union with other substances would of course gradually withdraw much oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen from the atmosphere, and this process going on might end in leaving little or no fluid, either in the form of vapor, liquid or air, on the moon’s surface.
USES OF PAPER – [London Globe] A complete list of articles made of paper would be a very curious one, and almost every day it becomes more so. Among other things exhibited last year at the Berlin Exhibition were paper buckets, bronzes, urns, asphalt roofing, water cans, carpets, shirts, whole suits of clothes, jewelry, materials for garden-walks, window curtains, lanterns and pocket-handkerchiefs. The most striking of the many objects exhibited in this material was perhaps a fire-stove with a cheerful fire burning in it. We have from time to time noted the announcements of newly-invented railroad carriages and carriage wheels, chimney pots, flour barrels, cottage walls, roofing tiles and bricks, and dies for stamping, all made of paper. A material capable of so many uses so very diversified in character, is evidently destined to play a very important part in our manufacturing future. Articles of this kind, which have just now perhaps the greatest interest, and which are among the latest novelties in their way, are “paper blankets.” Attention has frequently been called to the value of ordinary sheets of paper as a substitute to bedclothes. The idea seems to have suggested the fabrication of “blankets” from this cheap material, and if all that is said of them is true, they ought to be extensively used. For the extremely indigent they should be a great boon, and it is in their favor, perhaps, that they cannot of course, be so durable as ordinary woolen or cotton goods. The bedding of many of the poor can not but be productive of much sickness and disease, and a very cheap material that will last only a comparatively short time must be better than durable articles that are rarely or never washed. The value of an introduction of this kind for charitable purposes just at the commencement of what may possibly prove another long winter, may be considered to take these new blankets rather out of the ordinary list of goods on the market, and to justify a special reference to them.
THE BOY WHO RESEMBLES A FROG – [Troy (Tenn.) News] Five miles southwest of Kenton, Tenn., on the Mobile and Ohio railroad, is the greatest monstrosity of the age – a human being who resembles a frog. He is the son of R. Newell, is twenty-six inches high, weighs forty-eight pounds, and was born in Obion County, Tennessee, March 12, 1875. His body and arms are regularly formed and well developed, his fingers are short, and the manner in which they are set on his hands give them the appearance of a frog’s feet. His legs are small and are set at right angles with the regular line walk. His feet are small and badly formed. His face is eight or nine inches longs and makes an angle of sixty-two degrees with the base of skull (facial) angle. His head is almost conical. His eyes are small and without expression. His upper jaw projects far over the lower one. His lower jaw is small and has a superabundance of flesh attached, which renders him quite froggy. He can’t talk. If you throw a nickel on the floor he will light on it like a chicken on a June-bug. He can’t walk, but what is wanting in walking is made up in jumping. I saw him jump eight feet after a dime. If a tub of water is placed near him, he will jump into it like a duck. In rainy weather he goes to the door and leaps out, and remains outdoors until the rain is over. Obion County has given birth to the following: The female dwarfs, the mud-negro, the sleeping beauty, and the frog-child. She is justly entitled to the appellation, “Mother of Monstrosities.”
Throat affections and hoarseness – All suffering from irritation of the throat and hoarseness will be agreeably surprised at the almost immediate relief afforded by the use of “Brown’s Bronchial Troches” 25 cents a box.
The habit of running over boots or shoes corrected with Lyon’s Patented Heel Stiffeners.
We call the attention of all lovers of the violin to the advertisement in this paper of the patent Violin Company. New York.
Thousands speak. VEGENTINE is acknowledged and recommended by physicians and apothecaries to be the best purifier and cleanser of the blood yet discovered, and thousands speak in its praise who have been restored to health.
Dr. C. E. Shoemaker of Reading, Pa., is the only aural surgeon in the United State who devotes all his time to the treatment of deafness and diseased of the ear and catarrh; especially running ear. nearly twenty years experience. Thousands testify to his skill. Consult him by mail or otherwise. Pamphlet free.
A cable dispatch to the Associated Press says that Mason & Hamlin have been awarded the highest gold medal at the Paris Exposition for their cabinet organs. Thirty best makers of the world were competitors.
Young men, go West. Learn telegraphy. Address R. Valentine, Manager, Janesville, Wis.
For one cent purchase a postal card and send your address to Dr. Sanford, 162 Broadway, New York, and receive pamphlets by return mail, from which you can learn whether your liver is out of order, and if out of order or is any way diseased, what is the best thing in the world to take for it.
Wanted. Sherman & Co., Marshall, Mich., want an agent in this county at once at a salary of $100 per month and expenses paid. For full particulars address as above.
The deaf hear through the teeth. – (TOO SMALL TO READ)
Answer this. Did you ever know any person to be ill, without inaction of he stomach, liver or kidneys, or did you ever know one who was well, when either was obstructed or inactive; and did you ever know or hear of nay case of the kind that Hop bitters would not cure?
One Box or Six bottles. If you are suffering from a combination of liver or kidney diseases, and constipation, do not fail to use the celebrated Kidney-Wort. It is a dry compound, as easily prepared as a cup of coffee, and in one package is as much medicine as can be bought in sic dollar bottles of other kinds.
Save money daily and have better food by using our Economics Cook Book. 125pgs, 1,630 recipes, 15 c. Catalogue free. J. L. Patten & Co., 67 Barcley Street, New York
Opium, morphine habit cured in 10 to 20 days. No pay till Cure. Dr. J. Stephens, Lebanon, Ohio
$5 to $20 per day at home. Samples worth $5 free Address Stinson & Co., Portland, Me.
Get rich selling our Rubber Printing Stamps. Samples free. Cook & Biswell, Cleveland, O
$66 per week in your own town. Terms and $5 samples free. Address H. Halley & Co., Portland, Me.
The Get Thing out – (TOO SMALL TO READ)
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We want a few trustworthy men and women to superintend branch offices in different sections, to whom we will pay liberal salaries if references are satisfactory. Must be intelligent and sober. Experience not necessary. Address at once (enclosing this notice), Lette Gram MFG Co., 116 Whitehall Street, Atlanta, Ga.
Your last chance to get 600 acres of Texas Land for $100. Pamphlet with maps free. Address B. E. Lower Land Commissioner, Western Land, Seymour, Baylor Co, Texas
100 Different articles for 50 cents. Stamps taken. Useful to all. A great deal for little money. Box 141. Lowell, Mass.
Rare books on marriage, …(TOO SMALL TO READ)
NORTH SURE SEED FARM – (TOO SMALL TO READ)
Railroad Stocks and Bonds! Address W. B. Tailor & Co. Members of the New York Stock Exchange. No 8 Wall St. New York
Bell & Halliday (Successors to Cairo Box & Basket Co.) Cairo, Ill. Manufacturers of Fruit and vegetable boxes of every description. Write for catalogue.
Nature’s Remedy - VEGETINE, The Great Blood Purifier. Dr. Callier Surprised. Vegetine Cured His Daughter…(too small to read). VEGETINE – Worked like a Charm – Cured Salt Rheum and Erysipcias – (too small to read)… Remarkable cure of Serofulas Face (too small to read). Vegetine Prepared by H. R. Stevens, Boston, Mass. Vegetine sold by all druggists.
Agents wanted for the LIFE & ADVENTURES OF BUFFALO BILL, the famous scout, hunter & Guide. Written by Himself. Make Money rapidly. This is the only authentic book giving a full account of his wonderful career on the frontier; recounting his services to the Government as scout and guide. Endorsed by Gen. P. H. Sheridan and highly recommended by the press, making it a favorite book for agents Address Douglass Bros. 55 W Fifth St., Cincinnati Ohio.
The Estey Organ the Best. The world over. Manufactured Brattleboro, Vt.
Violins….(too small to read)
Free to all…(too small to read)
Estey Organ J. Estey & Co., Brattleboro, Vt., Everywhere known and prized.
Hunt’s Remedy cures kidneys, bladder and urinary diseases, diabetes, gravel and dropsy, retention, and incontinence of urine. Hunt’s remedy cures pain in the back, side or loins. Nervous prostration and Bright’s Disease of the kidneys. Hunt’s remedy cures all disease of the kidneys, bladder and urinary organs. Try Hunt’s remedy. Send for pamphlet to Wm. E. Clarke, Providence, R. I.
Advertisers. By addressing Geo. P. Rowell & Co., 10 Sprouse St., New York can learn the exact cost of any lone of advertising in American Newspapers. 109-page pamphlet 10 c.
Warner’ Bro’s Corsets received the highest medal at the recent Paris Exposition over all American competitor’s. The flexible hip corset (120 bones) in warranted not to break down over. Their improved health corset is made with the tampico bust, which is soft and flexible, and contains – bones. Price by mail, $1.50. For sale by all leading merchants. Warner Bros., 251 Broadway, N.Y.
Sawing the log. The great success of the wonderful improved labor saving giant riding saw a machine is fully demonstrated by the number in use and the present demand for them. It saws logs of any size. One man can saw more logs or cord wood in one day and easier than two men can the old way. It will saw a two foot log in three minutes. Every farmer needs one. Township agents wanted. Send for illustrated circular and terms. Address W. W. Bostwick & Co., 176 Elm St., Cincinnati, O. Note – One W. W. Giles, alias W. W. Jilz, formerly of St. Louis, Mo., advertises that he has an infringement suit against us, which is false. We hope to soon bring this roving Giles, alias Jilz, to justice. Send for particulars.
Females. Dr. Marchini’s Urine Catholicon will positively cure female weakness, such as falling of the womb, whites, chronic inflammation or ulceration for 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 How artin & Ballard, Utica, N. Y. Sold by all druggists - $1.50 per bottle.
Ear Diseases. Dr. Shoemaker (the well known Aural Surgeon of Reading, Pa.) gives all his time to the treatment of deafness and diseases of the ear at his office. His success has given him a national reputation, especially on Running Ear and Catarrh. Call or send for his little book on the ear, its diseases, and their treatment – free to all. His large book (350 pages) price $2.00 Address Dr. C. E. Shoemaker, Aural Surgeon, Reading, Pa.
Fun Smith’s valve organ…(too small to read)
Kidney-Wort. The only remedy that acts at the same time on the liver, the bowels, and the kidneys. this combined action gives it wonderful power to cure all diseases. Why are we sick? Because we allow these great organs to become clogged or torpid, and poisonous humors are therefore forced into the blood that should be expelled naturally. Kidney-Wort will cure biliousness, piles, constipation, kidney complaints, urinary diseases, female weaknesses and nervous disorders, by causing free action of these organs and restoring their power to throw off disease. Why suffer billions pains and aches! Why tormented with Piles, Constipation! Why frightened over disordered Kidney’s! Why endure nervous or sick headaches! Why have sleepless nights! Use Kidney Wort and rejoice in health. It is a dry, vegetable compound and one package will make six cts of medicine. Get it of your druggist, he will order it for you. Price, $1.00. Wells, Richardson & Co., Proprietors, (Will send post paid) Burlington, Vt.
Carleton’s household Encyclopedia. The most valuable single book ever printed. A Treasury of knowledge. There has never before been published in one volume, so much useful information on every subject. Beautifully illustrated, price $2.50. A whole library in one volume. To Agents Sold only by subscriptions; the easiest book to sell ever known. Terms, etc. address G. W. Carleton & Co., Publishers, N. Y. City
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
Allen’s Lung Balsam. The great throat & Lung remedy. Cures consumption, colds, coughs, asthma, bronchitis, croup. Sold by all druggists.
Pumps, pumps, pumps, Cisterns, well and force pumps of all kinds and for all purposes. Also fire engines, hydraulic rams, amalgean bells, corn shellers, etc., etc. For catalogues or other information address, The Gould’s Manuf’g Co., Factory, Seneca Falls, N. Y., Warehouse, 15 Park Place, New York.
Opium habit cured by B. M. Woolley, Atlanta, Ga., Reliable evidence given and reference to cured patients and physicians. Send for my book on the habit and its cure – Free!
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.
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.
C. Gilbert’s Starch.
New Home Sewing Machine. Best in the world. Agents wanted Everywhere. Address Johnson, Clark & Co., 30 Union Square New York.
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
To consumptives….(too small to read)
Kidder’s Pastilles …(too small to read)
$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
Young men, go West, learn telegraphy; situation guaranteed. Address R. Valentine, Manager. Janesville, Wis.
Big Pay…(too small to read)
Opium, Morphine habit speedily cured by Dr. Beck’s only known and sure remedy. No charge for treatment until cured. Call on or address Dr. J. O. Beck, Cincinnati, Ohio. 112 John Street.
Skin Diseases cured …(too small to read)
Agents read this…(too small to read)
On 30 Days trial. We will send our Electro-Voltaic Belts and other Electric Appliances upon trial for 30 days to those afflicted with nervous debility and diseases of a personal nature. Also of the liver, kidneys, rheumatism, paralysis, &c. A sure cure guaranteed or no pay. Address Voltaic Belt Co., Marshall, Mich.
Mark Twain’s New Book THE TRAMP ABROAD! Good times for agents ahead. Prospectus for this universally looked for book now ready. Speak quick and secure territory. “A Word to the wise is sufficient.” Apply to F. D. Bliss, Hartford, Ct.
THE WEEKLY SUN. A large, eight-page paper of 56 broad columns, will be sent postpaid to any address, one year, for one dollar. Address. The Sun., N. Y. City
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.
Well tools of all kinds. Augers, drills, horse power. Matchless for boring and drilling tools. Best in America. $25 a day made easily. Book Free! Address Loomis & Nyman, Tiffin, O.
Saponifier is the old reliable concentrate lye for family soap making. Directions accompanying each can for making hard, soft and toilet soap quickly. It is full weight and strength. the market is flooded with (so-called) concentrated lye, which is adulterated with salt and resin, and won’t make soap. Save money and buy the Saponifier made by the Pennsylvania Salt Manuf’g Co. Philadelphia.
Beatty Organ Beatty Piano…(too small to read)
WARD’s 6 Fine shirts for $9.00. Printed ---for sell of measurements and price lists free by mail. E. M. & W. WARD, 38 Broadway., New York.
Agents wanted for the Pictorial History of the World. It contains 672 fine historical engravings and 1260 large double-column pages, and is the most complete history of the world ever published. It sales at sight. Send for specimen pages and extra terms to agents, and see why it sells faster than any other book. Address. National Publishing Co., St. Louis, M
Mason & Hamlin Organs….(too small to read)
The Newest Music Books AMERICAN ANTHEM BOOK with 100 easy and good anthem (12 per doz) By J. H. Tenner and A. J. Abbey. Edited by A. N. Johnson. The anthems are exceptionally good, and sufficiently numerous to provide two for every Sunday in the year. DOW’S SACRED QUARTETS FOR MALE VOICES by Howard M. Dow. Price $2.00 Per dozen $18 Co. This is a fine collection, which furnishes excellent material for bringing out the talent of the male quartet that can now be formed in almost every choir. THE DELUGE. New Cantata – by St. Saens. Price in Boards $1.00 Paper 80 cts. This is just the time to adopt a Cantata for Chorus practice, and the Deluge has the advantage of good and striking music, and impressive words. Not difficult. PARLOR ORGAN INSTRUCTION BOOK. By A. N. Johnson Price $41.50. A complete easy instructor for Reed Organs, adapted exactly to the wants of those who wish to lean both easy light music and easy sacred music. Oliver Ditson & Co., Boston. C. H. Ditson & Co. 842 Broadway, n. Y. J. E. Ditson, & Co., 128 Chestnut, St. Phil.
Cured free! An infallible and unexcelled remedy for fits, epilepsy or falling sickness, warranted to effect a speedy and permanent cure. “A Free Bottle” of my renowned specific and a valuable treatise sent to any sufferer sending me his post office express address. Dr. H. G. Root
The Rising Sun Stove Polish. For beauty of polish, saving labor, cleanliness durability and cheapness. Unequaled. Morse Bros. Proprietors, Canton, Mass.
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