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Vernon Pioneer 19 July 1878

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Volume IV Vernon, Lamar Co, Ala. July 19, 1878 No. 10

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, Alabama. 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.

JNO. D. MCCLUSKEY, Attorney At Law and Solicitors in Chancery – Vernon, Alabama - Will practice in Lamar, Fayette, Marion, and the Courts of the 3rd Judicial Circuit. Special attention given to the collection of claims, and matters of administration.

GEO. A. RAMSEY, Attorney At Law, Vernon, Ala. Will practice in the various courts of the 3rd Judicial Circuit. Special attention given to Supreme Court and U. S. District Court’s business.

EARNEST & EARNEST. W. R. EARNEST and GEO. S. EARNEST, Attorneys-At-Law and Solicitors in Chancery. Birmingham and 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.

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.

MEDICAL DR. W. L. MORTON & BRO., A. L. MORTON and M. W. MORTON. 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.

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

MISCELLANEOUS P. X. SMITH, Manufacturers and dealer in guns, rifles, pistols. Caledonia, Miss. Chicken gaffs made to order. Gun and lock repairing done at short notice and at low figures. Second hand guns, pistols and country produce taken in exchange. All work warranted.

The Improved Remington Sewing Machine, 1. Makes a perfect lock stitch, alike on both sides on all kinds of goods. 2. Runs light, smooth, noiseless and rapid. 3. Durable – Runs for years without repair. 4. Will do all varieties of work and fancy stitching in a superior manner. 5. Is most easily managed by the operator. Length of stitch may be altered while running, and machine can be threaded without passing thread through holes. 6. Design simple, ingenious, elegant. Forming the stitch without the use of cogwheel gears, rotary cans or lever arms. Has the automatic drop feed, which insures uniform length of stitch at any speed. Has our new thread controller, which allows ease movement of needle bar and prevents injury to thread. 7. Construction most careful and finished. It is manufactured by the most skillful and experienced mechanics at the celebrated Remington Armory, Ilion, N. Y. Attention is called to our greatly reduced prices. 8. The No. 2 Remington for manufacturing and family use has been recently improved, and I s offered to the public with the assurance that it will give entire satisfaction. Armory: Ilion, N. Y. Principal Office: 281 and 283 Broadway, New York

SHORT STORY – “TRUE GRIT” One or two young men came out of the Opera House when the music was over, and lingered in the lobby to watch the passing of the crowd. Young Fred Saulter came up to them while putting his pearl lorgnette in its case. “Nice house, eh?” he said, languidly. “Well dressed. See Fanny Swan? Wretched taste for young girls to wear diamonds! What d’ye think of the new tenor, eh? Miserable, I say.” The older man answered him civilly and passed on, leaving him with some lads of his own age. “What would Miss Swan say if she heard that cab criticizing her?” said Dr. Pomerory, “The most unsufferable creature in the world to me is a conceited boy, assuming the tone of a man of position when he has not yet proved his right to be alive.” “I thought young Saulter had money,” said one of the party. “He drives a fine horse, wears clothes made by a better tailor than I can afford, and lunches at the best restaurant.” “Money,” said the Doctor, angrily, “Why his father is head bookkeeper for Smiles & Son, with a family of six. He stained every nerve to educate his son, who now looks upon practicable way of earning his living as plebian. I’ll warrant you the fellow never had twenty cents in his pocket of his own earning. His restaurant and his livery stable bills come to his poor old father at the end of the month.” Meanwhile young Saulter stood complacently twirling his opera hat and watching the pretty girls as they passed. He caught a glimpse of his dapper little figure in a great mirror – the waxed mustache, lavender gloves, wired roses in his button-hole, and looked pityingly after the Doctor and his friends. “How those old fellows must envy us!” he said. “Wine, with life in its sparkle, and dregs, eh? Oh, by the way, I saw a curious thing today! Dick Knight – you remember Knight in our class who took the scientific course to fit him for a civil engineer? Well, it appears that, times being so hard, he could get no proper work to do, so he has taken to improper. Instead of laying by as I have done, waiting quietly for an opening for an educated man to step into, he actually is – I’m ashamed to tell it.” “What! What is he?” asked his listeners. “Driving an engine on the Central Road! Fact! I saw him, all grimy with smoke, in his little caboose today. Good heavens! I said; Knight, are you mad? Not so mad as to starve, he said laughing. I asked him why his father did not support him and keep.---- (HUGE CHUNK CUT OUT OF PAPER)---- …….minutes before the ---reached the depot, in time to run out on the train to the suburban town where they lived. “There he is!” whispered Saulter. “He takes our train out, but the engine is not yet put to it.” The engine was on a siding, puffing and spitting little jots of steam, and Dick Knight, a tall, manly young fellow, was coming at the moment down from the superintendent’s room. He caught sight of his old classmates, laughed, hesitated, and raised his hand to his hat. “Going to speak to him, hey?” said little Billy McGee anxiously. The young men grew red and embarrassed. Some of them nodded to Knight awkwardly, and seemed inclined to go and meet him. “I say no!” said Saulter, peremptorily. “If he chooses to leave the companionship of gentlemen I shall not follow him. I talk to mechanics and that sort of people who never had a chance to be anything better, but Knight is a social suicide, sir!” “That’s true,” said McGee. “How well Saulter puts things!” he added, aside. “Social Suicide! Well, I shall not bring him to life.” Knight saw that the young men wished to avoid him, and turned aside with a bow and heightened color, while they hurried into the train. It was yet five minutes until the time of starting. The train of passenger cars was on the main track (the engine still being detached) and the people were hurrying in, most of them coming direct from the theatres and other places of amusement. Inside the cars and in the depot there was a good deal of jesting and gayety between acquaintances meeting on their way home, the train being a local one, and running through only suburban villages. Just then, a short distance up the track, there was a hiss and a cry, and a voice shrieked out in horror: “A runaway train on the main train! Passengers in the depot! Out of the cars! - Out of the Cars!” A runaway freight train was on the main track. The firemen had started it for the purpose of taking it into the freight depot. By some accident, before it had left the main passenger track, the man had stumbled as he was at his work, and had fallen nearly upon the ground. Half-stunned he had half jumped up, but could not catch the moving engine, which was gaining speed every second, and had shrieked out his warning. It so happened that the switch-tender, through fright, or from some unexplained cause, did not move the switch in season to run the train off the main track, and now the huge engine, with its train behind, was rushing towards the train in the depot with a speed that promised fatal disaster. The few officials who were near had time but to gasp with horror. At the moment when the cry of danger was shrieked out upon the night air, Dick Knight was attaching his engine to the passenger train. From the cars and platform rose a yell of frantic terror, in which Saulter’s voice was highest. Death seemed rushing upon the people, who had not time to get out of the cars before the driving train would be upon them. The officials in the depot watched Knight with blanched faces. “He’ll be crushed to atoms!” muttered the stout old man standing by Dr. Pomeroy. But Dick had put steam upon his engine. Apparently he did not leave his post. There he stood with his hand up on the lever, calm and determined. His huge machine sprung forward. It met the coming locomotive with a crash that threw both monsters upward, as if they had risen to wrestle and threw each other. Then Dick’s engine was thrown one side, but the force of the runaway train was overcome, and the machinery of the engine so injured that all movement stopped. Dick was hurled senseless several feet from the place of the collision. The stout old man and Dr. Pomeroy ---all the other men in the depot----ight, picked him up and carried---into the waiting room where----with the physicians. “Well, well” said the old gentlemen---patiently , as Dr. Pomeroy----“how is it? Will he live?” ---think so. God forbid that I----have to take him home dead to ---father!” -----know him then? Who is he?-----Do you know what I owe him?-----voice broke. “My little girl is -----that train.” -----Pomeroy told Knight’s story----informing the old gentleman----was thoroughly educated, but ----looked upon any work as better----pendent idleness. ------the true grit, sir!” was the an-----reply. “There’s no work so ----that a man cannot show the best qualities of manhood in it, as we have seen tonight. It is not the daring courage I approved in him so much, as the presence of mind, the keen eye to see what to do and how to do it. Request Mr. Knight, if you please, to call on me at 10 tomorrow,” he said to the station master. “Who is that?” asked Fred Saulter, breathlessly, of the official. “The president of the road. Dick Knight, if he lives, has an open road to fortune now, and he deserves it.” Fred Saulter crept into the car to go home. His lavender gloves were soiled, and the wired rose in his button hole was falling to pieces with a sickly, decayed smell. Life itself was sickly and decayed, the thought, with a yawn, and he threw the wilted rose out of the window. Yes; and to all conceited effeminate nature’s like his, it is likely to prove what Saulter’s imagination pictured it that night.

ARTICLE – “A COMMUNIST PLATFORM” A careful observer of the utterances of all the socialist bodies in this country will discover that a bitterly hostility to all forms of religion crops out continually. The view of Babeuf, Holbach, Diderot, Reynal and all the leaders of the proletariat of the last century are simply repeated day. The movement is not only a revolt against God and the restraints he has placed upon men for the well being of society. Here is the communist platform: We are communists because we desire the just redistribution of wealth and work among all men, and that the power to possess should not belong to a few but to all – to the community. We are communists because we desire to destroy this individual property personified by egotism and iniquity; because we with to found on overthrown society a bond of happiness and perfect equality among men. Communism is the clearest affirmation of the revolution and the last stage of human progress. We repudiate all doctrines which aim at imposing taxes on the fortunes, the privileges, or the revenues of the rich, because this would lead to consecrate in the bosom of humanity inequalities which it is our hope to destroy. We are Atheists because consequent with ourselves, our logic refuses to admit a Supreme Being, a chimera – Something monstrous and outside humanity. In the new society – that to which the empire of the world has been promised, that which must degenerate the races, that which must set us free – we do not recognize God in whose name so many crimes have been committed, so much blood shed. We are revolutionists because only by means of revolution can we hope for victory. Because we wish to gain hands (sic) without stopping at half measure or for new delays, which are but a prolonging of the actual state of misery and the adornment of the commune. We are revolutionists because we desire to overturn by force a society which upholds itself by force. Because we know we must conquer, at whatever price, political power, which alone can establish the dictature of the proletariat and force it to act until there shall only be equal citizens in the new society. The revolution being justice and equality, whatever opposes its triumph ought to be mercilessly crushed. We are authoritative because we wish the centralization of the revolutionary forces, not their decentralization; because we desire disciple, not anarchy; because we wish to give to the commune (the only government of the commune) force as the auxiliary of its right. We shall remember the numberless atrocities of which Paris and Versailles were the theatre, and when the day of vengeance comes we will strike this criminal and savage society in its sons, as well as in its property. In the army of the revolution the most efficacious means to employ for the complete extermination of the bourgeoisie – the best arms for defense against the aggressions and the ambusher of its servants – are reprisals, the relentless immolation of all our enemies, the destruction of their palaces and their property by fire, to overthrow their temples, those monuments which recall human slavery, the ignorance of the people, and the reign of the priesthood, and the bloody opopces (sic?) of the soldiers of the empire. With the last priest will disappear the last vestige of stupidity and error. With the last priest will disappear the last vestige of stupidity and error. With the last priest will disappear the last vestige of stupidity and error. With the last bourgeoisie will disappear the last vestige of the exploration of oppression and misery. The moment draws near when event will bring us the occasion of revenge in the last struggle and definite victory. Communist, Atheists, Revolutionist, close up our ranks. Let a bond more sacred than the holy alliance unite us to advance to the conquest of political power or the complete extermination of the Jesuits and the bourgeoisie.

ARTICLE – A fishing party on the banks of Shoal Creek, Jasper County, Mo. heard a noise in the underbrush, and going in the direction of the sounds, saw a large coon and two large black snakes in deadly combat, the former getting the worst of the fight. One of the reptiles was coiled around the coon’s body, and whenever it attempted to use its teeth the other snake struck its eyes. It attempted to retreat, but the snake which encircled it dropped a coil, and as quick as thought took a half hitch around a small sapling, when the other snake took a coil around the coon’s neck, and in a few minutes choked the life out of it.

ARTICLE – “HUMORS OF THE SCHOOL ROOM” – from National Journal of Education In order to show that the interests of education are not always served at the polls, I send you the accompanying “string of pearls” which have dropped from time to time from the mouths of various school committee-men within the range of my experience: 1. One of the gems entered the schoolroom in one of our suburban towns, and, as he found the geography class up for recitation, took occasion to expatiate upon the benefits acerning (sic) from the study of this branch in this wise: “Yes, children, it does you good to know things. You don’t want to be dolts all your life; but when you see things you want to know ‘em; when you see Alps you’ll know them’s mountains; when you see Appdnines, you’ll know them’s mountains; and when you see Dardanelles, you’ll know them’s mountains!’ 2. To show what qualifications in a teacher seems to be necessary and sufficient, in the opinion of some of the “powers that be” in some sections, I am able to vouch for: A gentlemen, having a friend for whom he wished to obtain a school, called upon the man filling the office of committee, and stated his wish. “Is she handsome?” quoth Mr. H. “Yes, sir, she is called very handsome.” “Well, then,” said the high-minded dignitary, she shall have a school.” Alas! In this state of things, for the plain aspirants to pedagogic honors. 3. About thirty miles “up north” is a “deestrict” where the prudential committee was a man who was put in the position “just for fun” his townsmen. Joke as it was at first, it got to be dreadfully practiced when the grave “know nothing” grew to the habit of visiting his charge once a week, and always making a speech, of which the following is a true transcript: “Scholars, you must love your school, you must love your books, you must love your teacher – I do?” 4. A very important personage was one who confided to me the trials of his public life. Said he: “I have to work too hard. It is enough for me to have to tend my milk bizness without doing so much else” “What else?” I said, interestedly. “Oh, I’m S’lectmen, School Committee-man, and member of the House!” “Which shall you give up, do you think?” “Wall, I’ve been thinking I’d better five up the School Committee” and I thought so too; but I only said: “Do you find your duties onerous?” And his reply was worthy a timon of Athens: “Yes, I do; but the honor is all a curse.” 5. In discussing the question of music in the public schools, one remarked blandly to me that he “should as soon think of sending a hog to dancing school as his children to learn to sing in one of them.” 6. Another stood with his hat on his head, and his two hands plunged to the depths of his pockets, while listening to the repeating of the beautiful 23rd Psalms by the children, and when they were through it, remarked, with a pleased: “They spoke that piece pretty well.” 7. At one time, during a long visit, the Committeeman only removed his hat to show me, with a pat on his bald head, what he was pleased to call the “result of cramming.” He didn’t believe in it – he had suffered so himself. 8. But better than all is the following anecdote, which is true to the minutest particular: One of our grammar school principals was in the habit of conducting his class in geography in what was then rather a novel way. He would suppose some compounded article of food – as a loaf of bread or cake, a mince pie, etc. – and have the pupils “go on a voyage” for the ingredients telling where each came from, and the route for it, over what mountains, rivers, seas or oceans, as well as the countries traversed – a very valuable and interesting method, by the way, as it market a real thing, and is not all “book learning.” Dr. H. happened in one day during such an exercise, and being much pleased with it, asked Mr. S. to “send ‘em for a plum pudd’n.” Accordingly they started on their travels for the flour, sugar, salt, raisins, spices, milk, etc. till they stopped, as they thought, at the end. “Go on,” said the Committeeman. “I can’t think of anything more,” said one. “Nor I” said another, till had spoken, “Why” said he, looking triumphantly at the master, “where’s your sass?”

FRANK HARPER, the owner of the celebrated race horse, TEN BROCK, is worth $200,000.

ARTICLE – “THE GREAT RACE” Louisville, KY, July 4. The great race between Ten Broeck and Mollie McCarthy was run today. It was a match for $5,000 a side, making a stake of $10,000. The amount of money at stake was not what made the match of importance. It was the great respective portions of the country, and sectional and state pride and interest. Ten Brock is admittedly the favorite and champion of the great Mississippi and Ohio valleys, as Mollie McCarthy is of the whole Pacific slope, and California especially. It was not the Atlantic slope against the Pacific, but the great Central Valley of our country against the region beyond the Rocky Mountains. As such the horses met, representatives of widely separate sections of the United States. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Entering the fourth mile, Mollie dropped down to a mere hand gallop, and Ten Broeck was doing little more, but he had just gait enough to drop her ten lengths around the turn to the quarter pole. Keeping on in a steady gallop, he drew away from her fifty yards by the time he reached the far turn. Going on in his hand gallop he drew more and more away from her, and when he entered the home stretch she was a hundred yards behind, and had dropped down into a hand trot, and soon was stopped entirely. In a slow gallop, but not at all at case, Ten Broeck came home, finishing the fourth mile in 2:26 ¾ , and the heat in 8: 19 ¾. Mollie did not come to the stand at all, and the figures run up showed Ten Brock first and Mollie distanced. Kentuckians rejoiced that their favorite had won, but all were disappointed with the indifferent race.

ARTICLE – Office of the Democratic and Conservative Executive Committee Lamar County. June 28th, 1878. To the Democratic and Conservative Voters of Lamar County: By virtue of the authority vested in us, we hereby call a Convention of the Democratic and Conservative party of Lamar County, to assemble at the Court House at Vernon at 12 o’clock M., on Tuesday, the 6th day of August next, (the day after the election), for the purpose of selecting 6 delegates to represent the County of Lamar in the 6th Congressional District Convention to be held at Fayette C. H. on Wednesday the 14th day of August. You are therefore requested to meet in Beat Convention at your respective voting places on Monday, (State election day) the 5th day of August next, and select your delegates to the said Convention under the following apportionment: Town Beat, 9; Lawrence’s, 8; Sizemore’s, 2; Brown’s, 8; Henson Springs, 2; Millville, 5; Pine Springs, 3’ Moscow, 10; Betts, 7; Wilson’s, 5; Trulls, 3; Strickland’s, 3; Steins’s, 2; Millport, 3; Vail’s, 2. By order of the Committee. SID B. SMITH, Ch’mn

ADVERTISEMENT Consumption Cured. An old physician, retired from practice, having had placed in his hands by an East India missionary the formula of a simple vegetable remedy for the speedy and permanent cure for consumption, bronchitis, catarrh, asthma, and all throat and lung affections, also a positive and radical cure for nervous debility and all nervous complaints, after having tested its wonderful curative powers in thousands of cases, has felt it his duty to make it known to his suffering fellows. Actuated by this motive, and a desire to relieve human suffering, I will send, free of charge, to all who desire it, this recipe, with full directions for preparing and using, in German, French, or English. Sent by mail by addressing with stamp, naming this paper, W. W. Sherar, 149 Powers Block, Rochester, New York

The health and vigor of a full grown ox depend greatly upon the food and care it receives when young. If badly reared, it cannot be expected to become a valuable beast.

A flower garden should be sunny; soil, rich black loan, and sheltered from the wind.

A Wyoming man won $10 in a wager by eating twenty pig’s feet. This was a pig’s feat, indeed.

One good mimic who feels well can break up an entire community provided with telephones.

What ales the beer when it froths? It is drunk, to be sure.

Uneasy lies the head that wears a frown.

Mint’s meat – Gold and Silver


THE VERNON PIONEER SID B. SMITH, M. D. – Editor and Publisher Friday, July 19, 1878

NOTICE Democratic Conservative Ticket For Governor – RUFUS W. COBB For Secretary of State – WILLIM W. SCREWS For Treasurer – ISAAC H. VINCENT For Auditor – WILLIS BREWER For Attorney General – HENRY C. TOMPKINS For Superintendent of Education – LEROY F. BOX

FOR LAMAR COUNTY LEGISLATIVE TICKET For State Senator – 12th District- WILLIAM A. MUSGROVE of Fayette County For Representative – I H. SANDERS

ARTICLE – “EXAMINE THE PROOFS” The first resolution of the Independent so-called Democratic platform of Lamar county claims “that clique conventions” rarely places a man before the people on true merit.” This is indeed a broad and bold assertion, and especially so when there are so many facts and proofs to the contrary before an intelligent and discerning public. The people have only to look back and compare the administration of public affairs for the past four years under the Democratic party with that of former years. Hardly four years ago, by virtue of a thorough organization acquired by means of these very conventions, now so bitterly denounces by these so called Democrats, the Democratic party pained possession of the government of the State and almost every county; and have, by a continuance of these organizations retained possession of the reins of government. Then everything was chaos and confusion. The State had no credit at home or abroad, and no money in the treasury. State obligations were worth only 10 cents to 60 cents on the dollar and a debt of over thirty millions of dollars hanging over us, upon which not even the interest could be paid. Every department of the State government was in utter and hopeless confusion. Bankruptcy and shame seemed to be the inevitable fate of our honored and loved state. Four years have hardly passes and what is now our condition? Peace and happiness throughout the State; prosperity in the near future; the fair name and credit of our State re-established in the money marts of the world; our State money about par and sought after as an Investment; the thirty million debt has been reduced to within ten million, and the rate of interest reduced from 8 percent to 2 percent, and promptly paid; State institutions on a paying and flourishing basis, and last, but least, the rate of taxation is being steadily and systematically reduced. Now is this not a bright record for the Democratic party, and should not these facts commend the party to the support and confidence of everyone who desires an honest and economical administration of public affairs? And how has this been brought about? By organizations – affected through conventions manipulated by these self same men so strongly denounced as “cliques and tricksters” and administered by the very men placed by these “clique” conventions before and elected by the people. Now let the people examine into these matters for themselves and let them render the verdict on the 1st Monday in August next whether or not the party conventions have, as a rule place meritorious men in nomination before the people.

ARTICLE - “THE CONGRESSIONAL CONVENTION” The next Convention in which the people of this county are interested, is the Congressional, to be held at Fayette C. H, on Wednesday, the 11th day of August next. The nomination of a candidate for Congressional Representative is of just as much, or more, interest and importance to our people as any office we have; and that a nominations, when made, could be certain of an election. Those who are mostly interested should make it a point to attend their primary beat meetings, and select delegates who will represent the wish and will of their constituents. Election day (Monday, the 5th day of August) has been designated by the Executive Committee as the day for the people to hold their primary beat meetings for the selection of delegates to the County Convention. The Democrats so selected will meet at the Court House on the day after the election. (Tuesday) at 12 o’clock m, then and there to select sic (6) delegates to represent the Democratic voters of Lamar in the District Convention. The three gentlemen now most prominently before the people for the nomination at this District Convention, will be heard by the people between this and election day. Each of them are men of sterling worth and ability, and either one would make a representative worthy the support of the people. We, like everyone else, have our individual preference between the three, but do not propose to advance the claims of the one against the other. Let the wish of the county be known and we are with you.

ARTICLE – “GREENBACKISM” - Times The Greenback idea of the State helping the laboring classes is a great error. All such schemes tend in the most direct way, to the demoralization of the laborer himself, by relieving him of the necessity of laboring and sacrificing, which, in the order of nature, all must undergo, as the condition of the rewards that attend on industry and economy. If any class of individuals can obtain capital by simply asking for it, it is idle to expect that they will exhibit the self-denial and forethought necessary to the accumulation of capital. When all the motive for practicing these virtues is removed, is it reasonable to suppose that a class, naturally improvident, will voluntarily attempt to improve their condition? Capital can only be created by labor and saving. If every person in the nation were to start off on the first day of next month with an equal sum of money, those only who had thoroughly learned the art of saving would retain and add to their pecuniary wealth. Nothing can help a man who is not determined to help himself.

ARTICLE – “PAYING THE INTEREST” – Mont Adv. Governor Houston and Treasurer Crawford some days ago,, forwarded to New York and Mobile the money necessary to pay the interest due tomorrow on State bonds. Since the debt settlement was made and ratified the interest has been promptly paid, and as a consequence the price of bonds has rapidly appreciate. The money is also ready with which to pay the interest on the State money. So much of this has been kept in private hands that the payment in this account will probably be larger than at any time since the first issue, whose holding it being unwilling to part with it. For months past, State money has been above par, and in fact not obtainable. Since February last, nearly, if not quite, all payments out of the State Treasury have been in greenbacks.

ARTICLE – from Fayetteville Gazette The Executive Committee met on the 15th at Fayetteville, and after consultation, declared it inexpedient to nominate a candidate for Representative, but respectfully recommended GUSTAVUS LEGG, Esq. as a suitable candidate for that position. We believe the notion adopted by the committee was a wise, and under all the circumstances, the only course open to it. The Convention having found itself unable to agree upon a candidate, it was asking too much of the Executive Committee to assume the responsibility of making a nomination, and they have wisely declined to do so.

ARTICLE – The compensation of postmasters of the fourth class was fixed by the Forty-fifth Congress at 60 percent on the first $100 worth of stamps cancelled at their offices in each quarter, 50 percent on the next $300 and 40 percent on all in excess of $100.

ARTICLE – from Mont Adv. It has lately been discovered in California that the great seal of the State has been counterfeited, and that the fraudulent impression is borne by deeds which thousands and perhaps millions of acres of land have been sold. A great number of school and land warrants are said to have been forged and sold on the strength of this seal, and an immense amount of land taken on forged Indian scrip and Soldier’s warrants. The San Francisco Chronicle expects an appalling amount of litigation to result from this. It says hundreds have been concerned in the frauds and thousands have been made victims, and among the perpetrators were men who hold prominent positions, and have enjoyed the best reputations.

ADVERTISEMENT QUERY: Why will men smoke common tobacco, when they can buy Marburg Bros. “Seal of North Carolina” at the same price?

ARTICLE –COUNTY CONVENTION Office of the Democratic and Conservative Executive Committee Lamar County. June 28th, 1878. To the Democratic and Conservative Voters of Lamar County: By virtue of the authority vested in us, we hereby call a Convention of the Democratic and Conservative party of Lamar County, to assemble at the Court House at Vernon at 12 o’clock M., on Tuesday, the 6th day of August next, (the day after the election), for the purpose of selecting 6 delegates to represent the County of Lamar in the 6th Congressional District Convention to be held at Fayette C. H. on Wednesday the 14th day of August. You are therefore requested to meet in Beat Convention at your respective voting places on Monday, (State election day) the 5th day of August next, and select your delegates to the said Convention under the following apportionment: Town Beat, 9; Lawrence’s, 8; Sizemore’s, 2; Brown’s, 8; Henson Springs, 2; Millville, 5; Pine Springs, 3’ Moscow, 10; Betts, 7; Wilson’s, 5; Trulls, 3; Strickland’s, 3; Steins’s, 2; Millport, 3; Vail’s, 2. By order of the Committee. SID B. SMITH, Ch’mn.

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NOTICE State of Alabama, Lawrence Beat, May 4th, 1878. Justice Court JAMES BLACK vs. with attachment THOMS. BLACK A. B. BLACK, garnishee in this case, this being the day appointed for the hearing of the attachment in the above entitled case, when the garnishee came forward and made answer, and it appearing to the Court that the defendant, THOMAS BLACK, is a non-resident of this state, and that Carnersville, Lincoln County, Arkansas is his post office. It is ordered that notice of this proceeding attachment and levy upon the defendants property be given to the said defendant by publication in the Vernon Pioneer, a weekly newspaper published at Vernon, Lamar County, for four consecutive weeks before the 6th day of July 1878 at which time the said THOMAS BLACK is notified to appear at he office of J. E. GRAVES, a Justice of the Peace in and for said county of Lamar, to plead or demur to plaintiff’s demand, or judgement will be rendered against him, and garnishee required to pay plaintiff the amount found in his hand belonging to said defendant. It is further ordered this case be continued till the 6th day of July 1879. Given under my hand this day the 8th day of May, 1878 J. E. GRAVES, J. P.

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ADVERTISEMENT The Old Reliable! Has now in store the largest and most attractive stock of Spring and Summer Goods ever brought to this marker. The Department of Dress goods contains every novelty of the season, consisting of Plain and Fancy Dress goods, white goods, domestics, prints, etc. The Ladies and Misses Department of hosiery, corsets, fine shoes, hats, straw goods, trimmings, etc. cannot be excelled. The Department for Gents is supplied with full assortment of Spring and Summer Clothing, latest styles of hats, underwear dress shirts, furnishing goods, boots, shoes, etc. The Grocery Department contains a full line of staple and family groceries; also a full line of crockery, glassware, woodenware, tinware, hardware, drugs, medicine, etc., etc., etc. No trouble to show goods; so call and examine my stock. Terms – Cash or credit. Special inducements to cash customers. A. A. SUMMERS

ADVERTISEMENT – At the Old Pioneer Office will be found a full line of Dry goods, boots, Hoes, hats, Glassware, Woodenware, tinware, Family Staple and Fancy Groceries. I have resumed business at my old stand and will be pleased to have customers to call and price goods before buying elsewhere. I sell at bottom prices for cash. JESSE TAYLOR, Vernon, Ala.

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VERNON PIONEER. Vernon, July 19, 1878

ANNOUNCEMENTS The Voters of Lamar County at the solicitation of my friends, I hereby announce myself as a Candidate to represent the people of Lamar County in the lower house of the next General Assembly of Alabama. Election 1st Monday in August. W. A. BROWN

We are authorized to announce I. H. SANDERS as the Democratic and Conservative nominee, to represent the County of Lamar in the Lower House of the next General Assembly.

We are authorized to announce WM. A. MUSGROVE of Fayette, as the Democratic and Conservative nominee, to represent the 12th Senatorial District in the Alabama State Senate, for the ensuing term of four years. Election the 1st Monday in August next


The moon shines brightly.

Hot day has been several times remarked of late.

UNCLE ANDY WHEELER proposes to drink his own water.

The lads and lasses acquitted themselves handsomely last night.

We were called upon by several distinguished gentlemen Saturday. We will give the proceedings of tonight’s Commencement exercises next week.

All that goes up must come down. The mercury will surely take a tumble soon.

MESSRS. BURNS AND ANTHONY have as fine a crop of cotton as any to be found in the neighborhood.

There was a large attendance at the speaking Saturday, and all went away satisfied that it was a day well spent.

The building of the bridge across Buttahatchie at the SANDLIN FORD was let on Saturday last, to MR. WILSON NOE at $270.

A good rain is badly needed. It has been very dry for the past few days, and crops that are late in growth are suffering in consequence.

We will send the Pioneer free for three months to the party that sends as the largest and finest watermelon. Hurry up, for we are nearly famished for one of the “big ones.”

“School’s out!” So a small boy informed us Tuesday eve. And now the festive lad is seen hiding himself away to the creek for a day’s sport among the fishes, mosquitoes, and moccasins.

The Buttahatchie Singing Auxiliary will convene at Ebenezer Church two and one-half miles northeast of Detroit on Friday before the first Sunday in August, 1878. Everybody is invited to attend, and a special invitation is given to leaders of music.

We learn that the Pine Springs picnic was a grand affair. The weather was all that could be expected, and the day passed off pleasantly to the happiness of all. CAPTAIN BANKHEAD gave his views on the Greenback question, which was listened to by many and endorsed by some.

MRS. DR. L. MORTON was severely injured Wednesday morning. She had intended to get up behind the Doctor, who was on horseback, and in making the leap went too far, losing her balance, and pitched over, striking the ground on her shoulders. Although severely bruised, it might have been worse, and MRS. MORTON is lucky in escaping so easily.

We had a pleasant and agreeable call from MR. BREWER, of Lowndes County, the Democratic candidate for Auditor of State. He took us by the hand, remarking that “he was always glad to meet a printer, as he was one himself.” Mr. Brewer is editor of the Hayneville Examiner, is a good printer, and if elected to the office for which he is a candidate, as he most assuredly will be, will discharge his duties with honor both to himself and his constituents.

MR. PHILIP RUSH, who resides about a mile south of town, on the Columbus road, was very seriously hurt while in town Tuesday forenoon. He was in the act of backing his mule, and had just gained his position in the saddle, when the mule shied, thereby throwing MR. RUSH to the ground. His foot becoming fastened in the stirrup, the mule started on a run, dragging MR. RUSH for a distance of about fifty or sixty yards, bruising him fearfully. He was carried to TAYLOR’S store, and DR. M. MORTON called. His injuries were ascertained to be quite severe and painful, and MR. RUSH hovered between life and death for some time. He was finally taken to his home, and at last accounts is resting easy and in a fair way to recover.

Commencement tonight.

Marriages and money scarce.

The highways are very dusty.

SANDERS and BROWN, candidates for the Legislature spoke at Millville Monday last.

Monday the 5th day of August next, is Election day. Don’t lose your vote.

CAPTAIN SHIELDS has returned from his visit to Aberdeen. He again fiseth (sic) along the banks of the raging Yellow Creek.

We regret to hear that MAJOR SCREWS was quite sick on Saturday night and Sunday, having to lie over at MR. JAMES COLLINS’ until Monday morning.

COL. LEWIS M. STONE, of Pickens county will address the people at Vernon, Thursday July 25th; Pikeville, Saturday, July 27th; Jasper, Tuesday, July 30th, Fayette C. H., Thursday August 1st.

The HON. LEWIS M. STONE of Pickens county will speak in Vernon on Thursday next, the 25th inst. MR. STONE will be before the Convention for Congress. Let our people turn out and hear him.

The HON. B. B. LEWIS will address the people of Lamar at the following times and places: DR. KENNEDY’S store, July 25th; HIRAM SMITH’S store, July 26th, Vernon, 27th, BOLIN’S store, 29th, Millville, 30th.

We hear that COL. BREWER made the fastest time on record through Hell Creek Swamp Sunday last, running out of his coat, pants, vest, shirt, &c. COL. BRADFORD flew the track for a gum stump and only lost his shirt.

Yesterday was examination day in the High School. The scholars generally pretty well up in their studies, showing be their quick and ready answers that their tutor has not labored in vain in teaching the young idea how to shoot.

MAJOR W. W. SCREWS and HON. WILLIS BREWER, our candidate for Secretary of State and Auditor, put it an appearance in our town on Saturday last and were received by a large and expectant audience. MAJOR SCREWS led off, though quite unwell, in a well conceived practical speech, in which he discussed the political as well as financial interests of the day. MR. SCREWS speech showed a perfect familiarity with the workings of the State Department and its necessities, and commanded the close attention of the audience. MR. BREWER then followed, taking up the political topics of the day, but addressing himself more particularly to matters of State policy. His speech was both able and instructive. The HON. TAUL BRADFORD to the regret of a great many, was too unwell to speak, but his place was ably filled by the HON. M. H. CRUIKSHANK, of Talladega. The gentlemen left us late Saturday evening, en-route for Fayette C. H. their next appointment.

ARTICLE – COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES This is the week of weeks at Vernon being the Commencement Exercises at the Vernon High School. Thursday night, the 18th of June, the exercises were introduced. The Commencement was held in the Court House Hall, and the speeches, poems, declamations, &c., will not pass from the minds of the hearers as the morning dew from earth, but will remain and produce a train of thoughts which no other occasion unlike this can produce. The manner in which the different subjects were presented are worthy of great praise: the clear voices; the happy choices of language, and the easy graces manifested in their delivery, are worthy of much comment. The performers consisted of some of Lamar County’s most talented sons and daughters. The gentlemen and little boys were handsome, but when we look upon the young ladies and little girls, dressed in the purest of white, the noblest of God’s handiwork, we wonder at the happy lot of the man who is to become the life-long partner of one of these angelic creatures. The exercises were opened with singing by the scholars, PROF. GILLHAM accompanying with the violin, which was quite enlivening to the audience. In the whole of the exercises, we are sorry to say, there was but one original address, but all were taken from the sayings of the great men, who have long since been gathered to their fathers. Little SAMMIE MONROE, in “True Courage” showed that he possessed the oratorical powers of a great speaker. In fact we think that this was the best effort of the night. He threw all him vim and energy into the subject, speaking in a loud and clear tone. The “Little Girl” by DONNIE GILLHAM, was very good for one so young. “The Rose” by ELLA MORTON was splendid, her gestures and language being good. “Burns” by D. W. GILLHAM, was excellently spoken, and showed that he had been well trained in this particular. MISS S. B. GILLHAM, in Poe’s “Raven” done credit both to herself and the subject. having heard Davenport and Kidd recited this difficult piece, we have no hesitation in saying that with a little more experience MISS GILLHAM would be well fitted to recite the Raven before any audience. “Time” by DAVID SUMMERS was very good. WALTER NESMITH, in a stump speech, brought down the house. It was merely a burlesque on the “People’s Meeting”, or their candidate, it is hard to tell which. He brought in “LITTLE” SID SMITH, stating that he could fly around and run the Democratic and Conservative Convention like a double-triggered whirlwind. He was roundly applauded. “Live for Something” by M. H. EVANS was very good. “The Dying Soldier” by JALA GUIN, although spoken in too low a tone of voice, was excellent. M. E. MORTON, in “Genevra” was sweetly spoken in a loud and full voice, and with gestures perfectly faultless, she commanded the hearty approval of the entire audience. “The Departed” by NANNIE MIDDLETON was splendidly rendered. The piece was spoken in a monotone, as it should be, but the audience kept up such a noise that it was scarcely heard in the rear of the room. Her voice and accent was something after the style of a n actress. With the exception of one or two promptings, she acquitted herself handsomely. The “Federal Board” by MISS HATTIE COBB, a charming young lady, was very affecting in the style in which she rendered it. “Courage” by WILLIE SUMMERS shows that if he lives up to what he told the audience, he will make a brave and dauntless man. “Jeptha’s Daughter” by JEDDIE METCALF, went to show that this accomplished young lady was mistress of all she surveyed. Gestures good, but the piece was spoken a little too low. M. M. GILLHAM, in the “Pilgrim Fathers” evinced much spirit in the young lady. PROFESSOR GILLHAM requested that some one in the audience come forward and deliver a stump oration, when ALONZO GUIN sprang upon the stage with all the agility of an Indian on the war path, bringing roars of laughter from the audience as he delivered “Ben Buster’s Stump Oration” in an inimitable manner. “Our National Banner” by LONNIE BURNS was delivered with enthusiasm. “Sut Loven Good at a Candy Party” by TOMMIE BANKHEAD, was funny especially so where he lost the gable end of his pants. TOMMIE has been there before. “South Carolina” by H. BANKHEAD was of the political order, and was well delivered. “The Dying Child” by MARY LAWRENCE, a most beautiful little girl, dressed in white, which contrasted greatly with her loveliness, was one of the best efforts of the night. She spoke in a full, clear and melodious voice, and the audience were held almost spell-bound during the recital. A stump speech by WILL GUIN. “Woman Suffrage” was well conceived. It was merely a reply to WALTER NESMITH. “Your Last Chance” by RUTH CASH, was spoken too low. JIMMIE STEVENS, in “Midnight Musings” showed a great deal of oratorical power in his delivery. He won many words of praise. PROFESSOR GILLHAM in a neat little speech thanked the audience for their kind attention during the performance, and that he would be pleased to see them on the next evening. A voluntary song, which was not down on the bills, was produced by MR. ARTY SUMMERS, JR. Too high a compliment can not be paid to this young gentleman’s singing proclivities. The rendition was perfect, being in the key of A minor. We were not informed as to the title of the song, but it resembled the “Nursery” or “Babyland.” All in all, the Commencements exercises for this session were decidedly a success. It is a fair representation of the interest taken by both scholars and teachers. In last night’s performance they achieved victories and won laurels which they will never forget, but will go with them down to posterity. There are, perhaps, some whose faces we shall never see again at Commencement. Some, perhaps, will be teaching schools of their own; others engaged in the different walks; while again others will have been called to their Maker. But, students of the Vernon High School, may you, whenever you are called to perform the duties of this life, may the Commencement exercises of the year 1878, be a green spot in your minds, and may your thoughts revert back to your old Professor in kindness for the good he has done you; the cares and pains he bestowed upon you while under his tutorage; and to the many friends and associates you have become endeared to since coming here.

ARTICLE – COMMENCEMENT NOTES PROFESSOR GILLHAM, as a violinist, is a success. The National air, “Hail Columbia” was well played by him.

We are surprised at the large number of pretty girls Vernon can turn out on occasions like that of last night.

MR. JIMMIE STEVENS, who had a part in tonight’s programme, had to go to his home, near Aberdeen, on account of sickness in the family.

We have the copy in hand of the speech of MR. WALTER NESMITH, which will be published in our next issue. If there had been one of two babies less in the audience the performance would have passed off more pleasantly.

The room was well filled with people, without distinction of color.

Fans, straw hats, fur hats, old hats, and pieces of hats were brought into use.

Better order should be preserved tonight than there was last.

The elite of Vernon turned out enmasse.

NOTICE – TO THE PUBLIC CAPT. I. F. SANDERS and DR. W. A. BROWN, candidates for the Legislature, will meet the people at the following times and places: Pine Springs Saturday July 13th Millville Monday July 15th Henson Springs Tuesday July 16th Bolin’s Store Wednesday July 17th John Sizemore’s Thursday July 18th Colliuses Friday July 19th Anro Saturday July 20th Kennedy’s Store Monday July 22nd Millport Tuesday July 23rd Mrs. Darrs Wednesday July 24th Trull’s Precinct Thursday July 25th Wilson’s Precinct Friday July 26th Town Saturday July 27th Crossville Monday July 29th Moscow Tuesday July 30th Crews’ Mills Wednesday July 31st

NOTICE – PUBLIC SPEAKING The HON. G. W. HEWITT will address the people the following times and places: Jasper, Walker County Monday July 15th. Blantons’ Store, Walker County, Tuesday July 16th Sheffield, (Cole’s Old place), Fayette County, Wednesday July 17th Fayette C. H., Fayette County, Thursday July 18th John Ervin’s, Fayette County, Friday July 19th Pearce’s Mill, Marion County, Saturday July 20th Toll Gate, Marion County, Monday July 22nd Bexar, Marion County, Tuesday July 23rd Millville, Lamar County, Wednesday July 24th Moscow, Lamar County, Thursday July 25th Sizemore’s Precinct, Friday July 26th Vernon, Lamar County, Saturday July 27th Old Millport, Monday July 29th Stafford Mills, Tuesday July 30th Carrollton, Wednesday July 31st Palmetto, Thursday August 1st.

NOTICE - VERNON HIGH SCHOOL The Board of Permanent Trustees of Vernon High School met at the Court House in Vernon, Saturday June 15th, 1878. Present J. D. MCCLUSKEY, President, JASON GUIN, M. W. MORTON, ALEX. COBB, A. A. SUMMERS, Trustees. On motion THOS. B. NESMTIH. was requested to act as Secretary. On motion, Resolved that the next session of the Vernon High School shall commence at the expiration of the present session and that PROF. W. B. GILLHAM continue the same upon the same terms as heretofore. Resolved, that the publisher of the Pioneer be respectfully requested to publish these proceedings. J. D. MCCLUSKEY, Chm’n. THOS. B. NESMITH, Sec’y

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NOTICE – PROBATE State of Alabama, Lamar County Probate Court, 16th of June, 1878 Estate of JAMES METCALF deceased. This day came WILLIE S. METCALF, the administrator debonis non of said Estate, and filed his statement, accounts, vouchers, and evidences for final settlement of his administration. It is ordered that the 6th day of August, 1878 be appointed a day on which to make such settlement, at which time and persons interested can appear and contest the said settlement, if they think proper. ALEX COBB, Judge of Probate

NOTICE – PROBATE State of Alabama, Lamar County Probate Court, July 18th, 1878 Estate of JOHN BROWN, Deceased. This day came SAMUEL H. BROWN and produces a paper to this Court purporting to be the last Will and Testament of JOHN BROWN, late of said county, deceased, and moves the Court to admit said will to Probate. It is therefore ordered by the Court that the 15th day of August next, be and is hereby a day set for the hearing of said motion and where all persons interested in said estate can contest said motion if they think proper. ALEX COBB, Judge of Probate

NOTICE – ELECTION NOTICE State of Alabama, Lamar County In pursuance of law, an election will be held at the several election precincts of Lamar County, Alabama on the first Monday in August, 1878 (being the 5th day of said month), for the purpose of electing one Governor, one Secretary of State, one Treasurer, one Auditor, one Attorney-General and one Superintendent of Education for the State of Alabama; One State Senator for the 12th Senatorial District and one Representative to the Lower House of the General Assembly of the State of Alabama for the county of Lamar. The following names persons are appointed Inspectors and Returning Officers (the Returning Officers to act as Deputy Sheriffs on the day of election) to conduct said election at the several election precincts of Lamar county, to-wit: TOWN BEAT: R. C. RECTOR, E. M. VAN DIVER and JASON GUIN, Inspectors. D. J. LACY – Returning Officer. LAWRENCE: J. W. COLLINS, W. J. HOLLINSWORTH and W. W. MADDOX, Inspectors JESSIE J. BROWN, Returning Officer SIZEMORE’S: J. A. COLLINS, A. B. BLACK and W. J. KIRK, Inspectors J. B. HANKINS – Returning Officer BROWN’S: JOSHUA CHURCH, PHILLIP HENLEY and W. P. HUGHEY, Inspectors J. P. STANFORD – Returning Officer HENSON SPRINGS: W. L. WALTON, W. S. METCALFE, and J. H. REEL, Inspectors WILLIAM WEBB – Returning Officer MILLVILLE: J. H. RAY, M. L. DAVIS AND J. D. CARTER, Inspectors C. B. NORTON, Returning Officer PINE SPRINGS: W. M. STONE, T. J. LOWRY, and G. R. TURMAN, Inspectors J. H. GUTHRY – Returning Officer MOSCOW: JAMES ARMSTRON, G. E. BANKHEAD, and SAMPS LOLLER, Inspectors J. W. L. FLINN – Returning Officer BETTS: M. W. DENMAN, J. P. YOUNG and T. E. COOPER, Inspectors A. L. BOX – Returning Officer TRULLS: A. B. WEST, T. E. SAVAGE, and W. G. RICHARDS, Inspectors F. M. RICHARDS – Returning Officer VAILS: JOEL ADKINS, B. A. BIGBY and T. J. GENTRY, Inspectors A. S. TAGGART – Returning Officer MILLPORT: M. G. DARR, H. B. GOURLY, and JERRY RANDOLPH, Inspectors WESLEY PROPST – Returning Officer STEINS: A. J. COLEMAN, WM. MCCOULLOUGH and W. H. SMOTHERS, Inspectors ALBERT WILSON – Returning Officer STRICKLANDS: G. W. ALLEN, ALFRED BLAKENERY and T. J. TRULL, Inspectors T. C. MORTON – Returning Officer WILSONS: H. M. AYERS, C. H. GRAHAM, and T. F. YARBOROUGH, Inspectors J. S. WILSON – Returning Officer. Done at Office in Vernon, this the 1st day of July 1878. D. J. LACY, Sheriff

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NOTICE – SHERIFF’S SALE State of Alabama, Lamar County Under and by virtue of a venditioni exponas to me directed by the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Lamar County, I will expose for sale at the Court House door, in Vernon, within legal hours to the highest and best bidder for cash on Monday the 6th day of May 1878, the following described property to wit: …(land descr)…sec 3, T16, R 16, lying, being and situate in the county aforesaid, and levied upon as the property of SARAH A HAYS and H. P. HAYS, to satisfy a judgement in favor of THOMAS MOLLOY , for the amount of seventy-five dollars and fifteen cents, with interest and cost of suit. This the 4th day of April D. J. LACY, Sheriff. Sale postponed to 1st Monday in June. Sale postponed to 1st Monday in July. The above sale is postponed until Monday the 5th day of August 1878. D. J. LACY, Sheriff

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ADVERTISEMENT To Advertisers. Geo. P. Rowels & Co.’s Select list of local newspapers. Many persons suppose this list to be composed of cheap, low priced newspapers. The fact is quite otherwise. The catalogue states exactly what the papers are when the name of a paper is printed. In full fact type, it is in every instance the best paper in the place when printed. In capitals, it is the only paper in the place. When printed in roman letters, it is neither the best nor the only paper, but is usually a very good one, notwithstanding. The list gives the population of every town and the circulation of every paper. It is not a cooperative list. It is not a cheap list. At the foot of the catalogue for each state the important towns, which are not covered by the list are enumerated. It is an honest list. The rates charged for advertising are barely one-fifth the publishers’ schedule. The price for one inch four weeks in the entire list is $6.95. The regular rates of the papers for the same space and time are $3, 135.35. The list includes 2970 newspapers of which 163 are issued daily and 307 weekly. They are located in 825 different cities and towns, of which 22 are state capitals, 326 places of over 5000 population and 411 county seats. Lists sent on application. Address. Geo. P. Rowell & Co. Newspaper Advertising Bureau, 10 Sprade Street, Printing House Square) N, Y.

ADVERTISEMENT Dr. Butt’s Married Life. No. 12 N. Eighth St. St. Louis, Mo. Who has had greater experience in the treatment of the sexual troubles of both male and female than any physician in the West, given the number of his long and successful practice has two new works just published entitled The Physiology of Marriage and The Private Medical Adviser. Books that are really guides and self-instructors in all matters pertaining to manhood and womanhood, and supply versions fell (sic ?). They are beautifully illustrated and in plain language easily understood. The two books embrace 545 pages and contain valuable information for both married and single, with all the recent improvements in medical treatment. Read what our home papers say: “The knowledge imparted in Dr. Butt’s new works is in no way of questionable character, but is something that everyone should know. The youth, the victim of early indiscretion, the man, otherwise healthy may be, but with wanting vigor in the prime of life, and the woman, in misery from the many ills her sex is heir to: - St. Louis Journal. Popular Prices – 60 cents each Both in one volume $1, in cloth 25 cents extra. Sent under seal on receipt of price in money or stamps.


THE VERNON PIONEER SID B. SMITH, M.D. – Editor and Publisher Friday July 19, 1878

ADVERTISEMENT The remedy of the 18th Century Barham’s Infallible PILE CURE. Manufactured by the Barham Pile Cure Co., Durham, N. C. It never fails to cure Hemorrhoids or piles, when a cure is possible. Price List and bona fide testimonials furnished on application.

ADVERTISEMENT The Needham Musical Cabinet. This new and wonderful Instrument enables any one, whether understanding music or not, to play any desired melody or harmony, sacred or secular, from the most plaintive dirge to the most lively dance music. It possesses a mechanism of marvelous simplicity requiring but the intelligence of a child to manipulate, yet capable of reproducing without limitation the musical compositions of the past, present and future. The execution is faultless, strict in melody, harmony, and rhythm, and the instrument is eminently adapted for Sunday Schools, prayer and revival meetings, home devotional exercises, and in all cases where good, correct music is required, and no musician is at hand to perform. Address, E. P. Needham & Son, Manufacturers. 143, 145 & 147 E. 235 St. New York.

ADVERTISEMENT Agents wanted for the Pictorial History of the World. Embracing full and authentic accounts of every nation of ancient and modern times and including a history of the rise and fall of the Greek ad Roman Empires, the growth of the nations of modern Europe, the middle ages, the crusades, the feudal system, the reformation, the discovery and settlement of the New World, etc. It contains 672 fine historical engravings and 1200 large double column pages, and is the most complete history of the World ever published. It sells at sight. Send for specimen pages and extra terms to agents, and see way it sells faster than any other book. Address, National Publishing Co., Philadelphia, Pa.

ADVERTISEMENT Opium and Morphine habit cured. The Original and only adequate cure. Send stamp for book on Opium Eating to W. B. Squire, Worthington, Green Co. Ind.

ADVERTISEMENT LEROY BREWER, THOS. DUGAN, H. L. HOPPER, C. A. HARRIS – L. BREWER & CO., Wholesale grocers. Dealers in Northern and Western Goods. Retailers and dealers in domestic and imported wines and liquors. Also Cotton Factors and Commission merchants. Agents for Orange Powder Works, Pratt’s Radiant & Astral Oil, California Gold Seal Wine. N. Schaeffer’s Lard and Candles, S. Davis Jr. & Co. Diamond Hams, Blackwell’s Durbam Smok’g Tobacco. Corner of Commerce and St. Louis Streets, Mobile, Ala.

ADVERTISEMENT – Thorough-bred Hogs & Poultry. I have a few very choice pair of pure-bred chickens for sale, viz: Light and Dark Brahmas, Buff and Partridge Cochins, White and Brown Leghorns, Plymouth Rocks, Grey Dorkings, Houdans, Golden Polish and Black Spanish from the “best strains” in the country – Snow White rabbits and guinea pigs. Also breeder of Berkshire Pigs. From imported stock. Prices reasonable. Correspondence solicited. Address W. T. Johns, Nashville, Tenn.

ADVERTISEMENT Dr. Hall’s Electric Belts. For the cure of all nerve diseases, without the less derangement of the patient’s habits or daily occupation. This appliance exacts powerful and beneficial influence throughout the whole frame is applicable to either sex, and afford instantaneous relief in the following diseases: Rheumatism, Dyspepsia, Lumbago, General Deidilty, Headaches, Dizziness, Impotency, Spermatorrthea, Sexual Exhaustion, Self Abuse, Premature Decay. These belts are the result of the most profound research and experiment in Electrical ---- which permeates the whole frame, and ----- the suffering parts with its---influence. This current assimilates ---- to the Nervous fluid than anything known to Medical Science – hence its ----a s a curative agent. Most especially is the application of Electricity in this form, beneficial to those disorders arising from youthful indiscretion, sexual excess or kissipations (sic) of any kind, whereby the procreative powers are lessened and impotency threatened. No false delicacy or sense of shame should preserve the sufferer, subject to sleepless nights, nightmares, dreams palpitations, of the heart, neuralgia, dimness of sight and other symptoms of nervous debility, applying to the undersigned to the undersigned for relief. These Belts are light, perfectly flexible, and easily adjusted, all of which, together with their cheapness, renders them superior to any other form for the application of Electricity, medicinally. 50,117 of these belts were sold in Europe in the year 1876. Electricity is Life. And no remedy can be compared to it for the treatment of Impotence and loss of nervous vitality. This Belt is recommended by the most eminent physiologist of this country and Europe. Ingenious, wonderful – d death blow to the old system of drugging – London, Eng. I cheerfully recommend Dr. Hall’s Electric Belt and consider it one of the greatest blessings to mankind that has been put before the public. Dr. De Barr – Paris. ….Dr. James Hall & Co., 219 West 30th Street, New York.

ADVERTISEMENT DR. TUTT’S EXPECTORANT is the best genial balsam ever used by sufferers from pulmonary diseases. It is composed of herbal products, which have a specific effect on the throat and lungs; detaches from their cells and irritating matter; causes it to be expectorated, and at once checks the inflammation which produces the cough. A single dose relives the most distressing, soothes nervousness, and enables the sufferer to enjoy quiet rest at night. Being a pleasant cordial, it tones the weak stomach, and is specially recommended for children. What others say about Tutt’s Expectorant. Had Asthma Thirty years……TUTT’S PILLS ….. TUTT’S HAIR DYE indorsed.

ADVERTISEMENT $200,000. Greatest. In order to clear out our stock of very superior Gold-plated Jewelry valued at over $200,000. We will send as below, 20 pieces, all warranted gold-plated, for $1.00. 1 pair gold stone sleeve buttons. 1 pair engraved sleeve buttons. 1 set pointed studs, 1 set amethyst studs, 1 wedding ring……..Take your choice. The entire lot of 20 pieces sent post paid for $1.00 or any 8 pieces you choose for 50 cents. Now is the time to make money. These can easily be retailed at $10.00. F. Stockman, 27 Bond Street, N. Y.

ADVERTISEMENT – Graff’s Improved Potash or lye is the best family soap maker. Warranted as Represented! Ask your grocer for it! Dept 104 Reade Street, New York.

ADVERTISEMENT $7.50 Saved. Buy the improved Victor Sewing Machine. It is so simple in construction and runs so easily that a child can operate it. It has the straight, self-settling needle, our improved shuttle, with a perfect tension, which does not change as the bobbin becomes exhausted. All the wearing points are adjustable, and it combines every desirable improvement. Every machine is sent our ready for use, after being thoroughly tested. Notwithstanding the great reduction in prices we continue to use the best material and exercise the greatest care in the manufacture. Victor Sewing Machine Co. Principal Office Middleton, Conn.

ADVERTISEMENT ORIGINAL GOODYEAR’S RUBBER GOODS – Vulcanized rubber in every conceivable form. Adapted to Universal use. Any article under four pounds weight can be sent by mail. Wind and Water Proof garments a specialty. Our cloth surface coat combines two garments in one. For stormy weather it is a neat and tidy overcoat. By a peculiar process the rubber is put between the two cloth surfaces, which prevents smelling or sticking even in the hottest climates. They are made in three colors – Blue, Black, and Brown. Are light, portable, strong, and durable. We are now offering them at the extremely low price of $10 each. Sent post paid to any address upon receipt of price. When ordering, state size around chest, over vest. Reliable parties desiring to see our goods, can send for Trade Journal giving description of our leading articles. Be sure and get the “Original Goodyear’s Steam Vulcanized” fabrics. Send for illustrated price-list of our celebrated Pocket Gymnasium. Address carefully, Goodyear’s Rubber Curler Co. 697 Broadway, P. O. Box 5156, New York City.

ADVERTISEMENT For the campaign. Vernon Pioneer. The Best advertising medium in West Alabama and East Mississippi. Subscribe now. State and congressional, the meeting of the general assembly, state and county. Affairs will be specifically important and interesting throughout the entire year. Every beat in the county should get a club for us supporting their county paper. Improvements. We have a new hand at case and will soon have our new dress, head, &c., when we purpose to publish the neatest and most interesting paper in the State.

ADVERTISEMENT Welded Steel and Iron Triple Flange Fire and Burglar Proof Safes. Patent inside bolt work and hinged cap. No safe complete without it. W. H. TERWILLIGER, No. 34 Maiden Lane. Near William St. New York

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