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Vernon Pioneer 16 July 1875

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


“Agriculture, Labor, The Mechanic Arts and Literature”

WILLIAM R. SMITH, JR. & Co., Proprietors Two dollars per annum. Payable in Advance

Volume I Vernon, Sanford Co, Ala. July 16, 1875 No. 25

PROFESSIONAL CARDS JNO. D. MCCLUSKY, Attorney-At-Law and Solicitor in Chancery – Vernon, Alabama - will practice in Sanford and adjoining counties in the Federal Courts and in the Supreme Court of Alabama.

SAMUEL J. SHIELDS, Attorney At Law and Solicitor in Chancery, Vernon, Alabama. Will practice in the counties of Sanford, Fayette, Marion, and the Courts of the 3rd Judicial Circuit. Special attention given to the collection of claims.

EARNEST & EARNEST. W. R. EARNEST GEO. S. EARNEST, Attorneys-At-Law and Solicitors in Chancery. Birmingham and Vernon, Ala. Will practice in the counties of this Judicial Circuit.

W. H. DEROCHEMOMT Attorney At Law and Solicitor in Chancery. U. S. Commissioner. Vernon, Ala. Will practice in the counties of the 3d Judicial Circuit and in the Federal Court of Huntsville.

WILLIAM R. SMITH, Attorney At Law. Tuskaloosa, Ala. Will give prompt attention to all businesses trusted to his care. Will practice in the Federal Courts, at Huntsville, Montgomery, and Mobile.

ELLIOTT P. JONES, Attorney At Law, Fayette C. H., Ala. Will practice in the Courts of Fayette, Sanford, Marion, and Walker counties.

J. H. TERRY, Attorney At Law and Solicitor in Chancery. Fayette C. H. Will attend promptly to all business entrusted him in the Courts of Sanford County – Chancery Circuit and Probate – and will attend the Circuit court promptly.

SANFORD & NESMITH. S. B. SANFORD, Fayette, C. H. and T. B. NESMITH, Pikeville. Attorneys At Law. Having formed a co-partnership in the practice of law, we will practice in all the courts of Sanford County.

MEDICAL SID. B. SMITH, M. D. Surgeon & Physician. Vernon, Alabama, offers his professional services to the citizens of Vernon and vicinity. Office – at Pioneer office.

Dr. J. D. RUSH. Vernon, Ala. Office – One door east of BURNS

DR. T. SPRINGFIELD, Detroit, Alabama. Offers his professional services to the citizens of Detroit and vicinity. Office one door west of JNO. H. HAMILTON.

DR. J. H. YOUNG, Detroit, Alabama. Offers his professional services to the surrounding community. Office opposite G. W. RAY.

ABERDEEN CARDS JAMES D. SHELL, (Successor to J. D. Shell & Co.). Aberdeen, Miss. Wholesale and retail druggists and dealers in paints, oils, dye stuffs, and liquors, and c. Would respectfully call the attention of buyers to his full stock of everything in his line, and invites customers from a distance to call and examine his goods and prices before purchasing elsewhere. We keep a fine stock of whiskeys of all grades, from one dollar and twenty-five cents per gallop to five dollars, and also soda, pepper, soaps, and everything usually kept in a first class drug store. All of which, he guarantees to sell at the very lowest prices for cash.

COLUMBUS CARDS Columbus, Miss. Jan’y 1, 1875. Mr. W. B. HARRIS, having purchased – in the Hardware business of Winston & Co., of Columbus, Miss, the business will be conducted in the future under the firm name and style of WINSTON & HARRIS, No. 58 Market Street. We are now prepared to do a Wholesale and Retail business in the Hardware line having in stock a full assortment of Hardware from the lowest to the highest grades. We pay cash for all goods we buy, and hence can afford to sell at much cheaper rates than those who buy on time. We cordially invite merchants and others who desire to buy hardware of any grade at (torn) to call and examine our stock (torn). We are also prepared (torn) Blinds, Sash (torn) and every variety of furnishing material for building purposes in wholesale or retail lots, at the lowest cash prices. Send for our price list. Winston & Harris. No. 58 Market Street.

W. F. HAMILTON of Sanford County, Alabama with NATHAN BROTHERS, importers and wholesale dealers in Wines, Liquors, Cigars, Tobacco and Pipes. 82 Main Street. Columbus, Mississippi.

LOWNDES COUNTY GRANGE AGENCY. 73 Main Street, Columbus, Miss. In Hatch’s Building. Save money by buying for Cash!! J. H. SHARP

ECLIPSE LIVERY STABLE – No. 100 Main Street. Columbus, Miss. The undersigned having purchased the entire stock of the Eclipse Stable is now prepared to accommodate all who may call on him. The stable, lots and stalls are in splendid order, and kept clean and neat. Special preparations made for drovers. Also, carriages, buggies, hacks, wagons, and saddles. Horses kept constantly on hand. Patronage solicited. R. A. COOK, Proprietor.

PLANTER’S MILL!! Columbus, Mississippi, having just finished one of the best flouring Mills south of the Ohio river we are prepared to pay the highest cash price for wheat, or to grind for customers, guaranteeing entire satisfaction in the quantity and quality of flour made. We ask the citizens of Sanford and adjoining counties to give us a trial. J. B. TYLER & CO.

CADY’S HORSE MANSION is the place to hire good teams and hacks and to have your horses fed when you go to the city. Give him a call. W. CADY Columbus, Miss.

Dr. D. PERRIN, Surgeon Dentist. Tuskaloosa, Ala. Artificial teeth inserted from one to a full double set. Also, fillings, sealing, extracting, etc, done in the best style. All operations warranted to give perfect satisfaction. Office, on Main Street one door east of the Atlanta Store.


Little and palid, poor and shy, With a downcast look in her soft gray eye, No scornful toss of a queenly head But a drooping bend of the neck instead. No ringing laugh, and no dancing feet No subtle wiles, and abandon sweet; No jewels costly, and no garments fine – She’s nobody’s darling – but mine!

No Dolly Varden coquettish airs; No high-heeled boots to throw her down stairs; No yachting jacket and nautical style, With a sailor’s hat that she calls her “tile” But “lady” is stamped on her quiet brow; And she crept in my heart, I can’t tell how: Not made to dazzle, not born to shine – Nobody’s – Nobody’s darling – but mine!

No saucy, revishing, girlish grace, But a settled calm on the sweet, pale face; No sparkling clatter and repartee; Very silent and still is she; White and still is my pearl of pearls Yet to me she seemeth the queen of girls; Why I love her I cannot define, For she’s nobody’s – nobody’s darling but mine.

Were riches hers or beauty rare, She would lose her charm, become less fair, Were rings to shine on these fingers small, They could not add to their grace at all. She would learn to smile and to speak by rule, In the foolish book of Dame Fashion’s school, And the world to spoil her would soon combine: Now she’s nobody’s darling – but mine!

ARTICLE – “ANOTHER RIOT IN VICKSBURG” Vicksburg Herald: . . . After Hill had proceeded for sometime against JOHN HILL, a white renegade from the eastern portion of the State, who has been a hanger on or about the Sheriff’s office for some considerable time, came out of GILMER’s private room where CARDOZA was and forced himself into unpleasant proximity to several white gentlemen in the black audience, including Mr. HARVEY ANDREWS. Mr. Andrews requested Hill to get out of the way and not provoke a jam. Hill did not heed, but continued to press forward, using insolent language. Mr. Andrews – struck Hill over the head with --- which forced him forward, but still belligerent, when Mr. Andrews fired, the ball entering Hill’s left should and ranging down the flesh about two inches where it lodged. Hill made his escape back to Gilmer’s room. At this moment the notorious Ben Allen mounted a bench and drew his pistol, when he was knocked down and badly injured about the face. Then there was a rush down stairs, out of the windows and over balconies such as was never seen. The Negroes ran, and jumped and tumbled over the second story balconies like so many acrobats. When the shot was fired WILLIE GREEN was down stairs, and attempted to make his way up, but W. W. EDWARDS, colored, caught him by the coat skirt and pulled him back. A conflict ensued, resulting in Edwards getting bruised, and his resuming insolence in the sheriff’s office, causing Mr. Green to cut him in the face with his pistol. Edwards and Hill were taken so (sic) their houses, and we hoped all trouble over when a Negro driving along Cherry street in a carriage, discharged a weapon in the direction of the white crowd gathered on the Court House square. This called forth a return fire and resulted in killing one Negro at the jail corner opposite MR. MULLER’S, and wounding another in the recant church next to Wild Goose Exchange. MAYOR O’LEARY appeared upon the scene and soon secured order, though a number of Negroes were, for a time excited and turbulent; special police were detailed, and at five o’clock everything was quiet. A large crowd remained about the Court House during the entire afternoon. GEN GEO. C. MCKEE declared, in advance, that he would not be a party to a discussion with Cardoza, and when the firing occurred he bear a hasty retreat. Gilmer was down stairs and did not go up again. Jim Hill abandoned the rostrum and hid behind it – he found a safe retreat, and left ---(large paragraph torn). JUDGE GEO. F. BROWN and others followed his example. A little after dark, CARDOZA was given safe conduct out of the Cart-house, and is, this morning in some relative in the city, no one – or make him afraid. ALLEN ROSS, the first Negro, killed, remains in the jail yard and will be buried today. One of the other wounded was doing well at 9 o’clock, last night, with a third in the agonies of dissolution.

ARTICLE – “THE MEXICAN RAIDER CORTINA” The War Department has at present under consideration two subjects of more than ordinary importance in the use of the small army that is left at its disposal. The first is the prospect of trouble with the Sioux Indians, and the second and most important is the Texas border outrage question. It is a recognized fact that the recent outrages that have been committed on the Rio Grande are not defiances of the authority of this Government and for this very reason the authorities have made up their minds that a stop must be put to them. for upwards of 14 years these outrages have been continued at irregular intervals until neither the life nor the property of American citizens upon the Rio Grande have been safe. Cortina in 1860 was as much a terror as he is now. He then crossed the river and plundered and murdered as he has done of late. The Mexican Government disclaims him, but does not have the power nor the will to capture or punish him. Cortina, as far back as 1860, is described as follows by Major S. P. Heintzelman, Feb 18th. ---- War Department on the Mexican border outrages of that day: Cortina has been an outlaw and fugitive from justice for the last fifteen years. Some politicians found that he could influence a large vote among his countrymen, and he was counted in. Thus there was never an effort made to bring him to justice. His mother owns ten league of land in a body near Brownsville, much of it covered with dense chaparral. A few miles back from his ho8se, near the river, he built a rancho, called San Jose, which is arranged for a secure retreat, where it would be difficult to surprise any one. This was an asylum for horse and cattle thieves, robbers, and murderers, for those whose enemies would not allow them to live on the Mexican side of the river, or who dated not show themselves in the thickly settled parts of the State.

ARTICLE - “BREECHER” In conclusion of a long article as-----“Breecher’s temporary escape by --- the New York Sun says: Mr. Breecher mounts the pulpit after this, distrusted by a majority of his country men, not having been able after his best efforts during a long investigation and with the aid of able coun__--- attorneys, and vast money --- to clear his character from reproach. In fact, the doubts which encompassed him are much stronger than they were before the trial began. His light behavior under legal scrutiny awakened disgust. His proved cowardice and deceit long ago pulled him down from his lofty pillar of influence. His method of meeting the assault of Tilton by personal abuse of his accuser, or unprecedented virulence, shocked the Christian sense of the community. Yet he essays to preach to men about manliness, charity, truth, honesty, spotless Christianity and as exalted morality! If he had been a man of sensitiveness we should have been spared his flippancy during the trial, both in the court room and in Plymouth Church. That – the effrontery to show himself in –pulpit after the revelations of last --, shows that he has the die of the --. Whatever he does, however, he is a ruined man, and very – we say it, he deserves his fate.

ARTICLE – “WITH HUGH LEE IN BOSTON” (note this article is badly torn) The following is the speech made by Gen. Fitz Hugh Lee, at the reception of the Southern soldiers at the Levee of the Mayor of Boston. After being introduced to the vast audience by the Mayor, Gen. Lee said: Mr. Mayor, Ladies, and Gentlemen: I thank you for this most cordial welcome which you have extended to my comrades and myself. I came here with the Norfolk Light Artillery Blues, a Confederate organization, whose guns have roared upon many a hard fought field. As we arrived before your – this afternoon, and mere esteeming ---- your beautiful harbor, the first – that reached me from on board – board sent to meet us, were of ---- old tune called “Auld Lange Syne” ---I felt that I was not going to ---- but that I was returning again ----common country and a common ---- age (Applause). I should ----that my poor presence here --- have passed unnoticed, or that --- have been permitted to remain --- visitor in Boston. When I pon__ --- this is the first time I have ever --- upon the soil of Massachusetts, It --- feel some embarrassment a----- dressing such a splendid audience --- before me; but when I reflect that I --- an American citizen, and that I too --- a descendant of those men, who fought on Bunker Hill, I feel that I, too, have a right to be here to celebrate their splendid deeds. (Great Applause). We come here, fellow-citizens, to show that we appreciate those achievements of those patriot fore-fathers of ours; those men who planted seeds from which our nation has sprung. --- fully in sympathy with the movement which found expression on recent decoration days, when loving hands entwined beautiful flowers about the graves of soldiers of both armies without distinction. (Great applause). I recall that right here in Boston, one hundred years ago, a particular divine spoke in substance as follows: “We pray, Lord if our enemies are desirous to fight to five them gifting enough, and if there are more on their way across the sea, we pray thee, O Lord, to sink them to the bottom of it.” (Laughter and applause) Now, when I see this magnificent demonstration, when my eyes look on yours beaming with kindness and heartfelt good will toward me and mine, I feel that hereafter if foreign or domestic foes threaten our common county, Massachusetts and Virginia, California and Florida, would shout with one voice: If they desire to fight let them have enough!” (Great applause). I may be pardoned if I recall to you minds that in those days of darkness, when clouds of was enveloped your Commonwealth, my State of Virginia sent right here into your midst him who, in the language of my grandfather, was “first in peace, first in war, and first in the hearts of his countrymen” – him, in the language of Andrew Jackson, whose character can not be too profoundly studied and his example too closely followed. Washington appeared here in your midst, and brought order out of confusion and saved our county. I thank you, ladies and gentlemen, most cordially for the manner in which you have received me. (Applause)

ARTICLE – PAUL BOYNTON – Crosses the English Channel” Paul Boynton has finally succeeded in crossing the English Channel in his life saving apparatus. The time occupied in making the passage was twenty-three hours and thirty-eight minutes. The trip, it seems, was made under rather unfavorable circumstances. A part of the time, there was a stormy wind which made the sear rough and hard to navigate, while, during another part of the time, a heavy sea fog prevailed. He landed in very good condition, on the coast about a mile and a half east of Dover.

ARTICLE – “COST OF A CONVENTION” – (Note: This article is torn) The cost of holding a Convention is a mere bagatelle compare to the saving which will result to the people at once and for every year hereafter. The Montgomery Advertiser says: Figures will no be out of place. Admitting for the sake of argument, that every voter in Alabama should register, the cost would be over $20,000. …… (rest is missing)

JOKES – NEWS ITEMS An Irishman leaning against a lamp post as a funeral procession was passing bay, was asked who was ---. Can’t exactly say, sir but I promise it is the gentleman in the coffin.

Forty-six of the swords worn by General Warren at the battle of Bunker Hill, together with ten of Col. Prescott’s hats, and sixteen of the enemies battle flags, were on exhibition in Boston on Thursday. It was a great day for relics.

A tipsy fellow who mistook a globe lame, with letters on it, for the queen of night, exclaimed: “Well, I’ll be (hic) blest, if somebody (hic) hain’t stuck an advertisement on the (hic) moon.”

There was a ludicrously sudden descent from the sublime to the ridiculous where a clergyman preaching on the “Ministry of Angels” suddenly observed, “I hear a whisper.” The change of tone startled one of the deacons, who sat below, from a drowsy mood, and springing to his feet he exclaimed “it’s the boys in the gallery.”

A few days ago a farmer was telling in our hearing that he had planted an acre and a half of potatoes and he feared that they would destroyed by the potato-bugs. “Are the plants up yet?” asked a bystander. “No,” replied the farmer, “ but the darned bugs are sitting on every hill waiting for them.”

A California story tells of a man who resolved to give up drinking, and went to a notary to get him to draw up an affidavit to that effect. The document was drawn, read and proved. The party held up his hand and murmured the usual --. The paper was then properly sealed and delivered. “What’s de pay?’ asked the pledge maker. “To pay – to pay? exclaimed the notary, “nothing, of course – this is a labor of love.” “Nothing to pay!” restated the grateful but forgetful pledge maker. ‘You are a brick – let’s take a drink!!”


THE PIONEER, Vernon, Alabama. Published weekly. WM. R. SMITH, JR. & Co. Proprietors. SID. B. SMITH, M. D. – Editor Friday, July 16, 1875

ADVERTISEMENT For the Constitutional Convention for the 9th Senatorial District – E. A. POWELL

ARTICLE – “THE SAME OLD GAME” (Note: This article is torn) Last year, when the Republican State Convention met to nominate a State ticket and to adopt a platform under which they proposed to carry the State for their party, one COON and immediate supporters wanted an equal showing for the Negro in the division of offices, and the Civil Rights plank in their platform. But, by and with the influence of ---(large paragraph missing)---voting for and passing the Civil Rights Bill: This was playing with two strings to their bow. The one, to be operated by White, Sheets and Spencer to suit white men or North Alabama, the ---- by Coon, Harrison, and others to suit the black men of South Alabama. And now, another campaign is before the people. White, Sheets, and Spencer again come to Alabama and arrange their plans – what are they? White & Co., as the Republican State Executive Committee issue a set of resolutions, accompanied by a long rehearsal of outrages to be perpetrated by Democrats – such as “to reduce present exemptions, to authorize imprisonment for debt, to abolish and ignore any system of public school” – to the Republican of the Sate advising them to register and to vote against Convention. Not to make any party nominations, but to SUPPORT independent candidates. This done, White and his crowd make tracks for North Alabama, and are now skulking through the hills and mountains, endeavoring to scare the whites into voting against a Convention, and is supporting independent candidates. On the other hand, Coon comes and issues an address – purporting to come from the Republican members of the Alabama Legislature – in which Republicans are advised t make Party Nominations and to vote against Convention! That we again find this great and beneficent (so-called) party playing with two strings to its bow. Tie one, to be operated by White & Co. to suit the whites of north Alabama. To scare them into voting against Convention and for ----candidates with the – of reducing ---, imprisonment. For debt, abolishment of the public --, etc. The other, to be operated by Coon and his followers to suit the black --- of South Alabama. That is to say to make party nominations where they have the strength. Both -------They are working for the same end. This is – to defeat, if possible, the Constitutional Convention, and if they can’t do this, to do the next best thing – to elect straight Republican Negroes from South Alabama, and independents or Hybrids from North Alabama; and between the two policies hoping to get a majority of delegates. This is the game now being played by the Radical party. By these means they hope to divide our people. By these means they hope to deceive many good and well meaning men and thus achieve a triumph over the interest of Alabama – and deprive our people of the fruits of their last year’s victory. What are we to think of such men? Will Alabamians blindly follow the lead and cry of the men who, no longer than last fall, lied so emphatically to them? What do such men as White, Sheet, Spencer, Coon, and others of like ill care for Alabama or Alabamians, but for the spoils of office? Who has brought the great debt of the State and --- of an onerous taxation on you but the Republican Party under the leadership of such men? Will you trust these men, or will you not – place the destiny of your State –the hands of that array of talent and patriotism placed before you by the Democratic and Conservative Party of Alabama?

ARTICLE – “LIMITATIONS ON THE CONVENTION” Force Bill White, in his address to the people (Republication) of Alabama, would have our people believe that the Democrats will take things into their own hands – “to force a Constitution upon you without submitting it to you for ratification” – “to abolish all present offices and officers and to order a new election” – “to imprison you for debt” ----- Require a man to have so much over and above exemptions before he can serve as a juror – “to reduce exemptions” – “to take the elcetio9n of judges justices, and other offices from the people and have them appointed by the Governor or elected by the Legislature, etc. To relate such false insinuations and unmitigated slander we publish Sec 9 of the Act calling a Constitutional Convention. It is clear and unmistakable in its language: Sec 9: That, if such convention be called, it shall not be authorized to make any ordinance, rule, or law which shall be binding upon the people of this state, or any part of them, nor to deprive any person in office of his right to said office, as now held by him under the constitution and laws of this state, nor to place any property or educational qualification upon the right to vote in this state, nor to do any act but to frame and recommend for adoption a constitution now in operation in the state. In the Constitution so framed shall be the duty of the convention to provide for a system of common schools, as liberally as the means of the state will permit, and to enlarge as those means shall increase. Said convention may, in its wisdom, present portions or parts of the constitution for consideration distinct and apart from other portions or parts, and may present portions or parts of such constitution to be considered and decided upon in the alternative so that plans of amendment which may be proposed may be approved or rejected upon their own merits, without interfering with other parts of the amended condition and the best practical scheme of government secured for the good of the people of this state.

ARTICLE – “DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WHITE MEN” – from the Mont Adv. The Cincinnati Enquirer says the Republicans in Ohio are being organized throughout the State into a secret society, known as the Patriotic Sons of American. Its cardinal principles are exclusion from office of all foreign born citizens and all who are Catholics in religion. Negroes are eligible under its Constitution, but White European Protestants and native American Catholics are put under the tan of exclusion. What do the foreigners in Alabama think of this program of the Ohio Radicals?

NEWS ITEMS Sixty-six loyal revenue officers have been discharged for complicity in the whiskey frauds.

The Executive Committee of Grangers have agreed to move headquarters to Louisville. The vote was three to six. Also moved to hold next National Grange at Louisville on third Wednesday in November. Headquarters will be removed to Louisville within a month or six weeks.

The Collector of Customs has information that nineteen Mexicans crossed 400 cattle into Mexico, nine miles below Rio Grande City.

The Plymouth Church pew holders have advanced Breecher’s salary from $20,000 to $100,000 a year.

Fourteen thousand emigrants reached New York in June, against twenty thousand for the same time last year.

Beecher’s paper, the “Ch-----Union” has lost 41,000 subscribers during the past year.

The total ------which the Freedman’s bank stole from the darkies is at last determined at $2,879,031.

The Democratic Convention of Hale County, Ala. has nominated Augustus Benners, Esq. and Prof. Henry Tutwiler for the Constitutional Convention.

The trial of ex-Treasurer Parker, of South Carolina, charged with fraud against the State has commenced.

Montimer Thompson, better known as “Q. Philander Doesticks” died in New York City on the 26th ult. aged 45 years.

It is stated as among the enthusiastic probabilities of the centennial, that the costumes of 100 years ago will be adopted by the fashionables next year. Wigs, knee breechaloons, silk stocking, shoe buckles and Noah’s Ark bonnets.

The object of the new registration law is to prevent fraud and riot. Every one should cheerfully comply with its requirements.

Gov. Houston and the State Treasurer cremated $353,000 of Patton money the other day in presence of several sorrowing witnesses.

Gen. Frank P. Blair died on the 9th inst. He has been in a precarious state for several months, but under blood transfusing treatment had begun to grow stronger and was generally supposed to be steadily improving. During the past few days he has taken frequent tides--------death walk, down stairs. His death came suddenly, and will be a painful surprise to his many friends who had confident hopes of his recovery.

Prominent medical and other officers of the Navy, who have at various times been in localities affected with yellow fever and paid some attention to its cause and treatment express the opinion that it would be wise, as a timely precaution, for all Southern cities of the Atlantic coast to make and enforce stringent sanitary rules, as the early appearances of the fever at Key West is an indication that it may extend along the coast this summer.

A dispatch from Brownsville says a force of fifty cavalry and twenty custom house guards under command of Col. Barral, escorted Cortina and prisoners to Baghdad. They shot and hung Maurice Partigne, who had threatened to shoot an officer of the 9th cavalry near Matamoras. The gunboat Jaurez with the prisoners has sailed for Vera Cruz. She had on board arms and ammunitions. Permission was granted to discharge her at Brazos Santiago and bring them through Brownsville. The Mexican papers claim that the removal of Cortina will permit the authorities of Matamoras to execute the law.

The 4th was celebrated at Augusta, Geo., by the white military for the first time since the war. Six Augusta companies and one from Columbia were in line. It was the most imposing display seen there since 1860. The United States flag was carried in the column. Six hundred men were in line. Georgia re-echoes the Bunker Hill centennial.

The London Times of the 7th is a leading editorial article summonsing on the military and political situation in Spain gives a gloomy account of the Alfonsist cause. It says the recent minor successes of Jovellar have been outweighed by reverses elsewhere. The Carlists seem about to begin a forward march, and all the bright hopes that Alfonso brought to Spain have vanished and his best generals are less active than heretofore. They have met defeat instead of victory and the King has not been more successful in Madrid. He has failed to satisfy the Church, and has enrages the Liberals – hence the Ministry seems ready to try the effect of as much religious toleration as will permit Protestants to worship in the back streets. But such -----will disgust the clericals and will not satisfy the Alfonist political supporters. Neither has the King made ---between the warring factions. ----press is muzzled to prevent it from ---disloyal, and there are no fun---pay the army or navy.

ARTICLE – “IMPORTANT DECISIONS” Several important decisions were rendered by the Supreme Court on the 3rd Inst. In the case of KELLY vs THE STATE, from the Circuit Court of Dallas, the Court reverses the decisions of their immediate predecessors, and return to the old ruling that decisions upon granting a change of venue are not revisable, and affirmed the judgement of the Court below sentencing the defendant to be hung. Ex-parte CHAMPION, is a very interesting decision as to the practice to be pursued in “habeas corpus” cases, after the party has been examined and committed by a magistrate. Heretofore parties have often waited until the witnesses are out of the way, and been turned loose on “habeas corpus” for want of sufficient proof on the part of the State. Under this decision this cannot be done hereafter. These opinions were delivered by Mr. Justice Manning. In the case of SHORT vs BATTLE a very important decision was rendered as to the separate estate of married women, and some of the former decisions on this point overruled. Under the old decisions, almost every conveyance to a married woman was held to constitute a statutory separate estate, which most of our readers know cannot be mortgaged for the payment of the husbands debt, &c. Under the present decision a conveyance to the wife which clearly shows that it was intended to exclude the marital rights of the husband is held to create a common law, or contract separate estate, as it is sometimes called. This kind of an estate the wife can change in chancery by going on a note, or by other contracts. This is but a return to the decisions that the wife cannot mortgage her statutory separate estate for payment of husband’s debts. The opinion in this latter case was rendered by Chief Justice BRICKWELL. These decisions are very highly complimented by the bar, and will doubtless give great satisfaction not only to the profession, but to business men and litigants at large.

ARTICLE – from Mobile Register Under the present burdensome school system Mobile pays to the educational fund more than $100,000 annually, and she gets back for her public schools less than $30,000 annually. Will the poor people of Mobile continue to support such an unjust constitutional provision.

ARTICLE – from St. Louis Times It appears from an item of evidence of the Spencer Investigation that along with others, one Carson, of Lowndes county received $75 and one Jones, of the same county, $200 for giving the Senator their votes while January Maull, a colored member also of Lowndes, only got $25. There might have been no discrimination against age, color or previous condition of servitude in electing the legislature of Alabama, but when it came to the election of a United States Senator, the case seems to have been different. Poor January’s vote was worth as much to Spencer as any other man’s and he ought to have had at least the average price.

ARTICLE There is to be a Cotton Congress held at Raleigh, N. C. on the 15th of July. It is to be composed of men representing the cotton growing portions of the United States. All agricultural societies in the south, and all state and local Grangers are expected to send delegates, and the proceeding cannot fail to be highly interesting.

LAND SALE For Sale! I offer for sale the following property, located in the town of Vernon: My Residence – containing 4 rooms, kitchen, out-houses, etc., with garden spot and two acres of land attached. Location convenient to business. Also – One Business House and Lot, next door to Pioneer Office. Also – 8 vacant lots located in the business part of town. Terms easy. Try me. JOHN R. KING.

SHERIFF’S SALE State of Alabama, Sanford County. Sheriff’s Sale By virtue of an execution to me directed and issued by J. R. MCMULLEN, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Sanford county and state of Alabama, against S. P. GOODWIN, and in favor of L. BREWER & CO., of Mobile, Ala for the sum of two hundred and ninety-five Dollars and ten cents, principal, together with $18.20 cost I will sell on Saturday, the 7th day of August, to the highest bidder for cash the north half of lot No. 22 and lot No. 29, situated in the town of Vernon, Sanford county, Alabama, to satisfy said judgment and all costs. This the 5th day of July, 1875 S. P. KEMP, Sheriff.

LAND SALE – (Note: Many of these names have been scratched out. It looks like this was the list someone was using to make sure everyone paid. I will include the names I can read. Can’t read most of the land descriptions.) NOTICE! NOTICE! The following described lands, assessed to the following named parties will be sold on the 1st Monday (the 2nd day) in August, at the Court House door of Sanford Co, Ala, for the non-payment of taxes for the year 1874. JOHN R. KING, TC Names listed are: ADALINE CRAWFORD, T. R. TUCKER, D. R. ROBERTSON, J. M. ABBOTT, S. C. CRAWFORD, J. A. COLLINS, MARTIN HARRIS, ? STANFORD, J. M. SPRINGFIELD, THOS. TAYLOR, J. A. WHEELER, ? CAMPBELL, D. B. CUNNINGHAM, LIVINGSTON WIGGINS, MRS. ? CASE, S. J. SMITH, J. W. LANGSTON, ALFRED LUCAS, ALLEN J. ATKINS, A. L. SUMMERS, W. H. THOMAS, JOHN PENNINGTON, STEPHEN YARBROUGH, J. G. DAVIS, JOHN ESTES, TILL IRWIN, MRS. S. M. ARMSTRONG, S. T. YOUNG, W. T. CLARK.

EXECUTORS NOTICE Letters of Executorship on the estate of M. D. LOFTIS, Deceased, were granted the undersigned on the 25th day of June, 1875. This is to notify all persons holding claims against said Estate, to present the same to me for payment within the time prescribed by law, or they will be batted. Those indebted to said Estate are required to make payment to me. This the 3rd day of July, 1876. W. G. RICHARDS, Executor

ADVERTISEMENT DETROIT SALOON! W. G. RAY, Proprietor. Retail dealer in wines, liquors, &c. Also keeps on hand a few Confectioneries.

ADVERTISEMENT New York (huge torn piece) hardware, paints, oils, glass, blinds, sash, iron, wagon materials.


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SANFORD 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, May, August, and November.

REPRESENTATIVE (For Sanford and Fayette) J. C. KIRKLAND (For Sanford and Marion) JAMES F. HAMILTON

COUNTY OFFICERS ALEXANDER COBB – Judge of Probate GEO. S. EARNEST, Solicitor S. P. KEMP, Sheriff J. R. MCMULLEN, Circuit Clerk JAMES M. MORTON, Register in Chancery JAMES W. WILSON, Treasurer J. R. PENNINGTON, Tax Assessor G. W. WOODS, Tax Collector W. T. MARLER, Coroner


Masonic: Vernon Lodge, No. 389, meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month, at 10 a.m. I.O.O.F.: Moscow Lodge, No. 45, meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month, at night. I.O.G.T: Vernon Lodge, No. 96, meets on Wednesday night of each week, at seven o’clock.


REPRESENTATIVE – J. C. KIRKLAND Probate, County and Commissioners courts meet same as in Sanford.

COUNTY OFFICERS, B. H. WILLIAMS – Judge of Probate J. H. SANFORD, Solicitor A. A. WALDON, Sheriff M. M. BULL, Circuit Clerk W. A. EDWARDS, Tax Collector A. F. BULL, Tax Assessor




Probate Court and Commissioner’s courts meet same as in Sanford.

COUNTY OFFICERS, J. D. TERRELL, Judge of Probate Sheriff, ex officio Tax Collector, J. P. HUGHES Solicitor, THOS. R. NESMITH ROBERT CLARKE, Tax Assessor ALVIN M. JONES, Treasurer

LOCAL ISAAC SANDER’S Mill three miles South of Vernon, is constantly turning out the ver best quality of meal and flour. Meal & flour always on hand at the lowest market price. Also promptest attention given to all orders for lumber, and a good supply is kept on hand for sale. Give us a trial.

Merchants please take notice, that the largest, best selected and cheapest stock of ready made Fall and Winter Clothing ever brought to Mobile is now ready for inspection at the Mammoth Clothing house of M. P. LEVY & CO. No. 16, 18 and 20 North Water street, Mobile, Ala.

Smith’s Alabama Justice and Officers Guide – a good form book – a few copies may be had at this Office at the low price of $2.

T. MAXWELL, the “Old King Bee” and the oldest Granger in the State, is at work again on his own hook and on first principles. Go to his Hive and get a good axe at $1.00. Nails at retail 16 pounds to the dollar’ per keg, $5.50. Iron, 5 cents – Salt, $1.75; Meat and other Groceries at about cost. Tuskaloosa, March 17

Decidedly the best place in the city to get a round, square meal at W. V. FUTRELL’S. Aberdeen, Mississippi.

If you want to gather honey, Go to MAXWELL’s with your money, He’s the Granger’s “Old King Bee” Who, while he sets your Greenbacks free, Will do it on the Material plan ----- far right – twist man and man. (rest is torn)

DAILY DOTTINGS A nice rain on Tuesday, last subsequent scorching ---leave us still suffering for moisture.

Reports from the country, however, continue good. We hear of general and thorough seasons everywhere.

Chancery Court in session today, Hon. A. DILLARD presiding. In addition the local bar Messrs. R. P. JONES, J. H. TERRY, and JOHN B. SANFORD of Fayette C. H. in attendance.

Elegant nights these for moonlight promenades. Vernonians, however, awaiting the advent of the Nicolson pavement. Roll on, silver moon.

We were please to meet on our streets today the handsome and courteous editor of the Fayette Watchman, Mr. JNO. B. SANFORD. Success to the Watchman.

Considerable excitement and a good crowd in town on Wednesday. Speeches by Hon. E. A. POWELL, Of Tuskaloosa, and Messrs., BANKHEAD and DAVIS of Sanford. Col. POWELL is the Democratic nominee for Convention from the district – the other gentlemen opposing candidates to represent the county. Did not hear their speeches.

As will be seen in another column the Hon. B. B. LEWIS, Congressman elect from the State at Large, and the Hon. J. M. MARTIN, State Senator, will speak here on the 28th inst. Remember the day and turn out.

The difference between having a tooth properly extracted by a competent dentist and having it knocked out by a fall upon the pavement is very slight – the one in dental and the other acci-dental. –J. R.

While in Columbus last week we had occasion to visit the Nathan Bros. A local column of the Pioneer would fail to detail accurately the variety and excellence of their Liquors, Tobaccos and Cigars.

Mr. J. R. MURF, Of Temperance Hill, Monroe Co., Miss., in town today with a fine load of melons. With one or two more rains, he says, Monroe will sell corn at 40 cents a bushel the coming season. Mr. M like a sensible man, decided to become a reader of the Pioneer.

Setting type in the open air beneath the luxurious shade of our old oak tree we welcome with decidedly more zest the refreshing presence of cooling zephyrs that the close proximity of effervescent, talkative visitors.

Capt. I. H. SANDERS informs us that he threshed upwards of 4,000 bushels of wheat this season – his machine still moving.

WATSON BROWN, of Beaverton called on us Saturday. Fresh he looked as a blooming sunflower. Into business again at Columbus soon he goes and his friends may then expect to hear from him through the Pioneer.

The Vernon Public school opened on Monday, after two week’s vacation, with 56 scholars – G. W. RUSH, principal. Mr. Rush is a correct, high-toned young gentleman, and possesses the confidence and esteem of this people.

Hon. M. L. DAVIS, of Detroit, has announced himself a candidate to represent Sanford in the Convention.

Capt. M. W. LLOYD gave a view of his lively self, Monday. He reports crops to be superfine about Pine Springs.

No matter what license his appearance or habits may give to hilarity the most disgusting of all little things is the conduct of the youth who amuses himself by playing practical jokes or “poking fun” at an old man. The first reader has a story which should be indelibly impressed upon the minds of all young men. It tells of an adventurous uncle who, after roaming about for many years, returned to his native village an old man and a wealthy one. Anxious to surprise his only brother he bought him in disguise. On the streets he met two nicely dressed young men, one of whom, highly amused at the grotesque appearance of the way-farer, began to jeer at the venerable and apparently weary stranger. The other, blushing for shame at the thoughtless and irreverent conduct of his companion, rebuked him severely, and extended every courtesy – answering the old gentleman’s inquiries promptly and respectfully. The young men were brothers. Imagine the consternation of the one and the gratification of the other when they discovered that the old man was their uncle – their father’s brother! Young men, are you given to making game of the aged or unfortunate? If so, remember that the world views your conduct with exactly the same eye that both father and uncle cast upon the disrespectful boy.

We called upon the Lowndes County Grange Agency and found GENERAL SHARP with his sleeves rolled up in a style suggested the old Jordan song, feasting, ranting, swearing, tearing, etc. in a genuine Lodoric rage. When his eye rested upon us we thought our time had come and at once turned down our collars. Aye here you are sir! I stuck a card in your everlasting paper, sir! and here I am sir! Bothered to death, sir! With your Alabama friends, sir! Who want to buy, sir! Faster than I can sell, sir! Continue my advertisement, sir ad infinium!

For Groceries, staple dry goods, and general merchandise, at low prices, to W. V. FUTRELL’s cheap cash store. D. J. and F. W. CRIBBS, of Alabama will always be pleased to see their friends. Give them a call when you go to Aberdeen.

Dealers in drugs can do well and save money by laying in their stock of drugs, liquors, tobacco, stationery, fancy goods, etc., at J. W. ECKFORD & BRO’S. Aberdeen.

J. W. ECKFORD & BRO, of Aberdeen, Miss. are wholesale and retail drugs, gifts, and earnestly solicit the patronage of Sanford, Fayette, Marion, and Pickens, Alabama and Lowndes County, Miss.

FOR THE PIONEER: SUNDAY SCHOOL The Sunday School Convention for Vernon Circuit M. E. Church South will be held at Lebanon Church on Friday, August 18, 1875. The Convention will come to order at 8 1-2 a.m. Introductory Address by the pastor. Reports from the Superintendent will then be called. An address will then follow on “Sunday school literature, its nature and its design” At 11 o’clock, sermon on “Sunday schools as authorized by the Bible” At 12:20 picnic dinner. At 2 o’clock address on Religious training of children and youths. The remainder of the day will be spent in receiving and discussing propositions. One proposition will be to organize a missionary society. E. F. S. ROBERTS, Pastor.

Our country friends who desire to subscribe to the Pioneer and pay for the same in Country produce of any kind have now an opportunity of doing so.

One year’s subscription to the Pioneer is offered for the largest Watermelon delivered at this office during the season.

RESOLUTION BY LOWNDES COUNTY GRANGE Whereas we recognize the Mercantile Agency of J. H. SHARP, at Columbus, all the advantages of a Cooperative Grange store, and as a purchasing agency and exchange depot for country produce a most efficient and valuable aid to the farming community. Be it resolved, that we recommend and urge upon all patrons the policy of giving his enterprise an earnest and cordial support, to more fully develop this powerful auxiliary in the interests of agriculturists. JAS. C. NEILSON, Master. H. D. FOOT, Secretary Pro Tem

PUBLIC SPEAKING Hons. B. R. LEWIS and JNO. M MARTIN, will address their fellow citizens on the issue in the convass for a constitutional convention, as follows: Fayette C. H. July 27th Vernon July 28th Pikeville July 29th A. J. INGLE’S July 30th Houston July 31st The Public generally and the ladies especially are invited to attend at these appointments.

NOTICE – VERNON SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES The REV. M. R. ROBERTS has handed us the following for publication: The Board of Trustees for Vernon High School (for Tuskaloosa Dist M. E. Church South) are requested to meet in session in Vernon, Ala. on Thursday, August 26th, 1875, at 10 a.m. the meeting ordered by the Board of Trust. The members of the Board are as follows: E. F. S. ROBERTS – President A. SUMMERS – Secretary W. L. MORTON J. H. BANKHEAD J. D. RUSH J. P. YOUNG WM. A. TURNER I. H. SANDERS W. K. KIRK ALEX. COBB F. F. HEMPHILL FRANK OGDEN J. S. KENNEDY G. C. BURNS R. A. KIRK GEO. E. BROWN W. M. STONE D. J. LACY JOHN B. SANFORD

When you visit Aberdeen, Miss., be sure and call on J. W. ECKFORD & Bro., whether you wish to buy anything or not. They will treat you clever and always be glad to see you.

Patent Medicines of all kinds can be bought at very reduced prices at J. W. ECKFORD & Bro., Aberdeen, Miss.

NOTICE – PUBLIC SPEAKING Capt. JOHN B. BANKHEAD, candidate for the Constitutional Convention for Sanford county will address the people at the following places and times: Sizemore’s, beat Blooming Grove “ 10th Strickland’s, Griffin Trull’s “ 15th Stean’s, Kennedy’s Store “ 17th Millport “ 20th Trails’, at Wilson’s Store “ 22nd Young’s Store “ 27th Moscow “ 29th Vernon “ 31st

ADVERTISEMENT – George S. Houston has politically redeemed Alabama. T. MAXWELL (at the Old Bee Hive) is redeeming the trade of Tuskaloosa, by selling for less than Granger prices. Buy nothing elsewhere, until you go there and see.

ADVERTISEMENT – Merchants, planters, and the public generally should by all means, when they go to Mobile, not fail to call and examine, before purchasing, the Mammoth Stock of M. P. LEVY & CO. Nos. 16, 18 and 20 North Water Street.

ADVERTISEMENT – I have received 50 of the Excelsior Premium Plows, at very low prices. The best and cheapest known. THOS. MAXWELL. Tuskaloosa.

THOMAS R. NESMITH, ESQ. At the Democratic and Conservative Convention, for the Senatorial District composed of the counties of Morgan, Blount, Winston, and Marion, which recently assembled at Daneville, Morgan County, THOS. B. NESMITH, was nominated to represent the District in the Constitutional convention.

DOTS FROM BEAVERTON Crops are fine all along the Creek, especially on the plantation of Mr. T. L. CREWS. He has a splendid crop and is doing well besides. He has a good set of mills, which are paying him well, and has in connection with these a threshing machine, on which he has threshed 1,600 bushels and is not through yet. So much for energy. I had the pleasure of hearing CAPT. BANKHEAD make a speech on the 8th. inst., which did that clever gentleman great credit. His speech was satisfactory to all present, and I think the Captain is the man to represent us in the Convention. A few days ago I had the pleasure of eating a watermelon that grew on the place of Mr. WM. BROWN. That gentleman will have a good crop of them this year. Yours, REX.

Be sure to call on J. W. ECKFORD & BRO. Aberdeen, Miss for everything that is kept in a first class drug store. Their prices are lower than any other house in the place.

ARTICLE – Communicated Bedford, PO., July 14th, 1875. Mr. Editor: Out our way things are so dry that something is required to stir up a breeze. The roads and fields are dry and the beautiful streams look thirsty. The farmers on Cutbank and their Mississippi neighbors are getting along finely. The present week will end their incessant labors for a while. The present crop is second to none they have raised in five years past. Our wheat fields have been denuded and the yield is five per cent greater than supposed. On last Saturday night, Mr. J. W. was awakened by the fiendish screams of a panther. Mr. J. W. gathered an axe and his young bride a torch and they started for the paternal roof. The panther in the meantime had retired without doing any material damage. The miscreant is still at large and there are many persons here who could hear of its being killed without a single pang of regret. – REPORTER

NOTICE- I have made the following appointments for Assistant Registers in the several beats: Vernon J. R. MCMULLEN Vails B. A. BIGBY Millport W. W. WELCH Steans WILLIAM MCCOLLOUGH Millville W. F. HAMILTON Pinespring M. W. LOYD Moscow J. A. BROWN Henson P. W. METCALF Lawrence S. H. HANKINS Wilson’s J. S. WILSON Trell’s J. M. WILSON Betts A. L. HARRISON Sizemore JOHN SIZEMORE Browns R OB’T BOWLIN Strickland’s GRIFFIN TRULL Assistant Registrars are requested to come forward immediately and file their oath of office with Judge of Probate draw their books and stationery and ---- instructions. - J. D. MCCLUSKEY, County Registrar.

ADVERTISEMENT- Call at W. V. FUTRELL’s Hotel and Restaurant if you would receive the best accommodations and politest attention.

ADVERTISEMENT GREENWOOD SPRINGS. The MESSRS. PERKINS will open the Hotel at Greenwood Springs today, for the season, and we are very sure that we could not make a more acceptably announcement to the many sufferers from Dyspepsia, Asthma, etc. who have in the past found but little relief save that obtained from these wonderful waters. We have no hesitation is saying to our distant readers that the waters of Greenwood Springs afford cure or relief for almost every physical affliction, to say nothing of the rustic summer retreat offered by the Hotel to all whose sent from the labors and anxieties incident to busy life. - Aberdeen Examiner

ADVERTISEMENT – Go to MAXWELL’s and get the best and safest Kerosene Oil in use. Tuskalossa,

ADVERTISEMENT – ANDREW MUNROE, (picture of a boot) maker. Vernon, Sanford Co., Ala. Will be always on hand to fill orders for boots or shoes. Repairing done in good style on short notice. Terms – Strictly CASH on delivery of work. Works on no other terms. Also keeps on hand a fine supply of saddles and bridles, which – very low for Cash.

ADVERTISEMENT – Over the Bridge to the “Old Bee Hive!” T. MAXWELL is at the Old Corner – ready at all times to serve his friends and patrons. Every variety of Staple Goods may be found in his line. Dry goods and groceries of the best quality and at the lowest Cash prices! Tuskaloosa, Ala.

ADVERTISEMENT – S. P. GOODWIN, Confectioner, Vernon, Ala. Keeps his establishment well supplied with the best selection of candies, jellies, cakes, fruits, raisins, almonds, oysters, sardines and all kinds of canned goods. Also the best cigars and tobacco.

ADVERTISEMENT – Variety. A. MUNROE. Takes pleasure in announcing to the citizens of Vernon and Sanford county, that he has opened, in connection with his saddlery and boot and shoe establishment, a Book and Variety Store, where he invited the public to call and examine his stock of School books, paper, pens, ink, etc. Blank books, enitial (sic) paper, and a full line of stationery. An endless variety of children’s toys and fancy article. Games of amusement, croquet sets, and every article that pleases and fascinates that can be found in similar establishments. Tobacco, snuff and pipes of the finest brands. Give me a call and see for yourself. hides wanted. Country produce taken in exchange for goods and work. – A. Munroe. April 21, 1875.

ADVERTISEMENT – A book for the people!! Lyman’s Historical Chart. Presenting the world’s history by centuries, and containing all the Promised Events of the Civil, Religious and Literary history of the World, from the earliest times to the Present Day. By Azel S. Lyman. This work is embraced in a set of admirable colored plated, all carefully and beautifully colored by hand; together with much valuable chronological and statistical information. The whole elegantly and substantial bound; and is accompanied by a “Key” in book form. The work will be furnished to subscribers at the following prices payable on delivery: In English Cloth, Gold Stamp - $2.50. In Half Turkey Morocco Binding, Cloth Sides, Gold Center Stamp $4.50. For further information apply to GEO. W. RUSH, Agent. Vernon, Sanford Co, Ala.

ADVERTISEMENT – MORTON’S certified Bone and Nerve Liniment. Useful in Rheumatism, neuralgia, painful diseases of the joints, and all pains that can be cured by any other liniment. We guarantee that this liniment will give general satisfaction in such cases. Apply to parts diseased night and morning by thorough rubbing. Prepared by Drs. W. L. MORTON & BRO. Vernon, Ala.

ADVERTISEMENT – G. C. BURNS – Vernon, Ala. is replenishing his Fall and Winter stock of staple dry goods, and all kinds of Family Groceries. He will keep his supplies for up to the demands of the market. Here the ladies may always have a variety of dress goods. Silks, calicoes, domestic bonnets, ribbons, shoes. Here the gentlemen may find furnishing goods in patterns or ready made of the best material. Hats, boots, and shoe. Here the farmer may supply himself with the implements of farming, iron, nails, axes, hoes, spades, chains, bagging, hatchets, hammers, ties and plows. He invites customers and promises---articles, good bargains and---- Good pay!! Call and examine before purchasing elsewhere.

ADVERTISEMENT – (Ad is torn VERY badly) DR. W. L. MORTON & BRO. W. L. MORTON M. W. MORTON. Physicians & surgeons. Vernon, Sanford Co, Ala. Tender their professional services to the citizens of Sanford and adjacent counties. …Thankful for patrons go heretofore extending--- hope to merit a respectable share in ---. Drug Store.----Medicines. Chemical---which they will--- as cheap for --- can be purchased--- any retail --- north or south ---will guarantee---purity of the --- as represented--- They also keep--- (rest torn)



ARTICLE – “– The Crops” All our exchanges agree that the present prospects for crops for the year exceed any ever before known, not only in the immediate section and State, but from the entire country. Wheat has already been harvested and reports from all quarters indictate a more general and a much large yield than last year, which was considered an average year. We have even better prospects for a corn crop, and from present indications, the yield will be very large indeed, and every farmer who has shone the diligence to his business, will make an abundance for home consumption and to spare. The cotton prospect is as good or better than could be expected, considering the late and unprecipitous spring. It is however, only from three to six days behind that of last year growing well and promising an abundant yield.

HON. W. H. CHAMBERS, Master of the State Grange will deliver an address at Clinton, Greene County on Tuesday, the 20th of July.

The Tennessee papers report the wheat crop as the largest ever gathered in that state and the acres in corn as much greater than it was last year. Cheap bread is certain for twelve months to come.

The grasshopper howl was a grand fraud. Dispatches from Kansas say the wheat crop is the largest ever made and there is difficulty in procuring help enough to harvest it. The price of biscuit will not advance.

The Houston Telegraph says that Texas will export, besides the wheat, ---he consumes 4,000,000 bushels this season. The Telegraph predicts that in five years the annual crop of the State will be from 30,000,000 to 50,000,000 bushels.

An old and experienced farmer writing to the Texas New Yorker says: “I am an old man upwards of three score years, during two score of which I have been a tiller of the soil. I can not say that I am rich. I have all I need, do not owe a dollar, have given my children a good education and when I am called away, will leave them enough to keep the wolf from the door. My experience has taught me that: 1. One acre of land well prepared and manured, and well cultivated produced more than two acres which received only the same amount of manure and labor expended on one. 2. One cow, horse, mule, sheep, or hog, well fed is more profitable than two kept on the amount of food necessary----wel..(rest is torn)

REGISTRATION NOTICE In accordance with the recent Act of the Legislature authorizing an election for a Constitutional Convention, the Registration books are now open and will be closed fifteen days before the election which will take place on the 3rd day of August, 1875. All voters of the Vernon Beat will therefore come forward promptly and Register, if they wish to take part in this election. J. R. MCMULLEN, Register

ELECTION NOTICE! In accordance with an Act of the General Assembly and Proclamation of the Governor of the State of Alabama, an election will be hold in several precincts in the county of Sanford, State of Alabama, on Tuesday after the first Monday in August 1875. The said election is for the purpose of voting “for Convention” or “against Convention” and also for choosing delegates to said convention – one to represent Sanford County and one to represent the Senatorial District composed of the counties of Sanford, Fayette and Tuskaloosa. The following is a list of the Inspectors and Returning Officers appointed for the precincts to hold said election: No. 1 – TOWN BEAT. JAMES MIDDLETON, N. F. MORTON and J. E. SANDERS, Inspectors. GEO. W. RUSH, Returning Officer No. 2 - LAWRENCE’S. JAMES T. COLLINS, J. E. GRAVES and W. B. HANKINS, Inspectors. S. A. HANKINS, Returning Officer. No. 3 – SIZEMORE’S. BILLY BROWN, J. A. COLLINS and R. G. NOLEN, Inspectors. F. F. SIZEMORE, Returning Officer. No. 4 – BROWN’S. R. E. BRADLEY, S. H. GANN, and NATHANIEL MILLER, Inspectors. R. A W. BROWN, Returning Officer. No. 5 – HENSON’S. J. H. REAL, I. N. HENSON and JAMES CRUMP, Inspectors. W. S. METCALF, Returning Officer No. 6 – MILLVILLE. JAMES M. RAY, M. L. DAVIS, and S. H. BROWN, Inspectors. J. H. HAMILTON, Returning Officer. No. 7 – PINESPRING. D. I. GUTHRIE, S. C. NOAH, and B. A. MCDONALD, Inspectors J. B. PRITCHARD, Returning Officer. No. 8 – MOSCOW – T. L. CREWS, JAMES A. ARMSTRONG, and T. C. HOLLIS, Inspectors. GREEN BANKHEAD, Returning Officer. No. 9 – BETTS – E. B. ALSAP, M. W. DENMAN, and W. W. JORDAN, Inspectors. A. P. YOUNG, Returning Officer. No. 10 – TRULL’S. P. G. BREWER, B. L. FALKNER, and P. A. LOFTIS, Inspectors. THOMAS MILLFORD, Returning officer. No.11 – WILSON’S. J. E. BLACKWELL, FRANK OGDEN, and P. M. MCGEE, Inspectors. J. S. WILSON, Returning Officer. No. 12 – STRICKLAND’s. JACOB CLINE, J. H. COOPER, and J. C. JOHNSON, Inspector. T. J. TRULL, Returning Officer. No. 13 – STEANS. G. B. COBB, SAMUEL ESTIS, W. H. SMOTHERS, Inspectors. J. B. HARTON, Returning Officer. No. 14 – MILLPORT. W. B. ADKINS, S. L. MACADAMS, and J. N. PROPST, Inspectors. M. J. COLEMAN, Returning Officer. No.15 – VAILS. T. J. GENTRY, J. C. TRAPP, and M. A. TAGGART, Inspectors. HIRAM VAILS, Returning Officer. ALEXANDER COBB - Judge of Probate. J. R. MCMULLEN, Circuit Clerk STARLING P. KEMP, Sheriff.

NOTICE – CHANCERY NOTICE State of Alabama, Sanford County In Chancery at Vernon, Ala. It being the 9th District of the Western Chancery Division. CHARLOTTE MILLER, et. al. by her next friend, JOHN MILLER, vs. GABRIEL SHIRLEY, et al. In this cause it is made to appear to the Registrar by the affidavit of the Complainant that the said Gabriel Shirley is a man; resident of this State, and that his particular place of residence is in Lowndes Co. in the State of Mississippi. And further it is the belief of said affiant that the Defendant is over twenty-one years of age. It is therefore ordered by the Registrar that publication be made in the “Vernon Pioneer”, a newspaper published in the town of Vernon, Sanford County, Ala. for four successive weeks, requiring him the said Gabriel Shirley to plead, answer or demur to the Bill of Complaint in this cause by the 20th day of July, 1875, or in thirty days thereafter a decree pro confesso may be taken against him. Done at this office this 14th day of June 1875. JAMES M. MORTON, Registrar. SHIELDS, DEROCEMOMT and MCCLUSKY, attorneys for Complainant.

NOTICE I have made the following appointments for Assistant Registrars in the several Precincts: Vernon J. R. MCMULLEN Vails B. A. BIGBY Millport W. W. WELCH Steans WILLIAM MCCOLLOUGH Millville W. F. HAMILTON Pinespring M. W. LOYD Moscow J. A. BROWN Henson P. W. METCALF Lawrence S. H. HANKINS Wilson’s J. S. WILSON Trull’s J. M. WILSON Betts A. L. HARRISON Sizemore JOHN SIZEMORE Brown’s ROB’T BOWLIN Strickland’s GRIFFIN TRULL Assistant Registrars are requested to come forward immediately and file their oath of office with Judge of Probate draw their books and stationary and receive instructions. - J. D. MCCLUSKEY, County Registrar

ADVERTISEMENT – New York Hardware Store. J. SNOW & CO. Tuskaloosa, Ala. dealers in Hardware, paints, oils, glass, blinds, sash, iron, wagon materials.

ADVERTISEMENT – Domestic Sewing Machines. Domestic Paper Fashions. “Domestic” Monthly. Domestic Building, New York.

ADVERTISEMENT- Drug Store. W. K. KIRK J. D. RUSH. Dr. Kirk & Rush. Vernon, Ala. Have just received a fine assortment of fresh drugs, medicines, chemicals, etc. A full line of Domestic medicines, patent pills in variety, - a full line of toilette soaps, perfumeries of all descriptions, Brushes for the hair, teeth, shaving, &c. Stationery, fancy articles, choice chewing and smoking tobacco, cigars, pipes, &c., &c. All of which we will sell at small profits – only for Cash. Asafetida, Alum Allspice, Bluestone, Coperas, Cream tartar, camphor, gum, Epsom salts, dye-stuffs, inks, laudanum, paregoric, No 6 pepper, oil – of fish, spike, sassafras, tarpentine – soda, sulphur, &c. Cheap for the cash. Call in. Kirk & Rush

ADVERTISEMENT – P. T. BRADY – Call at the Old Stand. Tuskaloosa. Groceries. Family Supplies, table delicacies, jellies, sauces and spices, fruits, oysters, fish &c., &c, &c His Wines, liquors, and cordials are of a superior quality. Coffees and sugars of different varieties to suit the tastes of Purchasers. His stock is large and will be constantly replenished all of which he will sell at the lowest cash prices at The Old Stand.

ADVERTISEMENT – Call on J. B. SELLICK (next door to DR. GUILD’S office) when you go to Tuskaloosa if you want your watches and jewelry repaired in the very vest manner. Money refunded if satisfaction is no given.

ADVERTISEMENT – ALEXANDER COBB, Vernon, Ala. deals in staple dry goods and family supplies; His stock is carefully selected and consists of all such substantial articles as the market demands, ladies dress goods of every variety. Cloths and ready made clothing for gentlemen. Boots, shoes, hats, bonnets, gloves, stockings, laces, ribbons, axes, hatchets, hammers, nails, carpenters’ tools, horse-shoes, iron, &c. Crockery & glassware all of which he offers to sell very low for cash and CASH ONLY!

ADVERTISEMENT – A. A. SUMMERS, Vernon, Ala. dealer in dry goods and groceries, hardware, cutlery, crockery, saddlery. Boots & shoes, hats & bonnets, clothing, &c. He keeps always on hand a great variety of Ladies’ dress goods – silks, alpacas, calicoes, domestics. He spares no pains to satisfy and gratify his customers with the very best articles at the lowest cash prices!

ADVERTISEMENT – THE VERNON PIONEER. A weekly paper published at Vernon, Sanford Co., Ala. by W. R. Smith, Jr. & Co. SID R. SMITH, MD. Editor offers great inducements to city merchants for advertising, &c. This paper is dedicated to the Agricultural, Mechanical, Mercantile, and moral interests of the country at large, and to the local interests of Sanford County in particular. Terms - $2.00 per Annum, payable invariably in advance.

ADVERTISEMENT – Ayer’s Sarsaparilla for purifying the blood. The reputation this excellent medicine enjoys is derived from its cures, many of which are truly marvelous.…. Prepared by DR. J. C. AYER & CO., Lowell, Mass. Practical and Analytical Chemists. Sold by all druggists everywhere.

ADVERTISEMENT – North Port Ware House North Port, Ala. WM. R. DODSON, Sole Proprietor. The public is hereby advised that this ware house is entirely new and has been built out of the most substantial materials, with a view to safety as well as capacity. The whole being surrounded with a substantial enclosure. This House is situated on the bluff of the Warrior River Steamboat Landing, and presents the best facilities for shipping cotton. The Proprietor will attend to the shipping of cotton free of charge! All sorts of merchandise will be received on storage, and prompt attention given. The wharf is in first rate condition. Insurance may be effected on cotton, in this Ware House as cheap as at any other in Tuskaloosa. Come on, you will find me at my post. W. R. DODSON

ADVERTISEMENT – TOMMIE CLEMENTS, North Port, Ala. Confectioner and dealer in all kinds of Candies, Plain and Fancy, cakes, nuts, vegetables, fruits, &c. Oysters, sardines, lobsters and every variety of canned goods. The best cigars, smoking and chewing tobacco. Highest CASH price paid for butter, eggs and other country produce.

ADVERTISEMENT- P. C. COMBS, Vernon, Ala. Undertaker. Cabinet maker, and dealer of furniture, bureaus, bedsteads, etc. sash & blinds, made to order. We be always on hand to accommodate customers on good terms and solicits patronage.

ADVERTISEMENT – ANDREW MUNROE, (picture of a boot) maker. Vernon, Sanford Co., Ala. Will be always on hand to fill orders for boots or shoes. Repairing done in good style on short notice. Terms – Strictly CASH on delivery of work. Works on no other terms. Also keeps on hand a fine supply of saddles and bridles, which – very low for Cash.

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