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THE VERNON PIONEER
“AGRCIULTURE, LABOR, THE MECHANIC ARTS AND LITERATURE”
Volume III Vernon, Lamar Co, Ala. Mar. 27, 1878 No. 43
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.
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.
THOS. B. NESMITH – Solicitor for the 3rd Judicial Circuit. Vernon, Lamar Co., Ala.
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.
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POEM – “MY MOTHER’S GRAVE”
The trembling dew-drops fell Upon the shattered flowers like souls at rest; The stars shine gloriously, and all, Save me is blest.
Mother, I love thy grave, The violet with its blossoms, blue and wild Wave e’er thy head – when shall it wave Above thy child.
Tis a bright flower, yet must The bright leaves to the tempest how; Dear mother, ‘tis thine emblem- dust Dust is on thy brow.
And I could love to die To leave untasted life’s dark and bitter streams By thee, as erst in childhood lie And scare thy dreams.
And I must linger here, To stain the plumage of my sinless years And mourn the hopes of childhood dear With bitter tears.
Oft from life’s withered bower, In still communion with past I turn, And muse on thee, the only flower In memory’s urn.
And when the evening veil Bows like a mourner on the dim blue wave, I stray to hear the night wind wail Around thy grave.
Where has thy spirit flown? I gaze above - thy look is imaged there; I listen, and thy gentle tone Is on the air.
Oh, come, while I press My brow upon thy grave; and in those mild And thrilling tones of tenderness, Bless, bless they child.
ARTICLE – “THE BEAUTY OF THE SIERRA NEVADA” There is no color on the globe comparable with that which robes a mountain at a sufficient distance, however rugged and desolate the near aspect may be. Move only a distance of three-score airy miles when the atmosphere is favorable, and what glorious beauty will the line of the Sierra wear! I have seen the vast bulwark thus from the banks of the Sacramento in Spring, and once from the summit of Diablo, when they seemed, though on the earth not of it. All their rocks, their gorges, their precipices, their streams, their desolate patches which the earth’s avalanches had town, their cliffs, their forests, their nooks and dells, their tortuous roads, all their bulk and savageness reduced to smooth splendor of color! First, a purple bar of foothills just beyond the dim edge of an immense prairie; then a middle slope of vague and tender green; and then crowning all, the golden snow (gold at that distance) in an unceasing stretch of two hundred miles! What a vision through the clear air when we sweep thus the complete physiognomy of their summits – here a symmetrical peak, there a long ridge sawed into sharp spikes of creamy whiteness, and soon a huge climbing mound of brilliance, showing where the Carson turnpike leads the adventures after silver, that cannot be polished nor frosted to such beauty as sheathes its own tremendous dome! Next to the Himalayas, in Hindstan, that ridge bears the most noble name of all the mountain chains on the globe –“Sierra Nevada.” And when we see it sixty miles off, under clouds that mimics pinnacles and swells, it shows like a vision from another world, like the street and wall of the New Jerusalem. Only the colors are in reverse order, as befits the reflection of heavenly glory in an earthly medium. First comes the amethyst, midway the beryl, and on the heights, not at the base, the pure gold, as if it were transparent glass.
ARTICLE – “WOMEN OF THE HILLS” Among the noted women of the Black Hills is Calamity Jane, or Martha Canary. Born in the midst of a wild whirlwind of a dissolute life – thrown when a mere child upon the cold world for sustenance – uneducated, uncared for – with a mother incapacitated to love her – father dead – surrounded with sadness – Jane grew up among the rough and tumble of the world, and is today what delicate society would call a strong-minded woman. She is about twenty-two years old, has a dark complexion, high cheek bones, an awkward walk, receding brow, black hair, rather pleasant eye, but when in passion emitting a greenish glare. Her movements are all free and unstudied, yet in no sense unbecoming. Her conversation is animated, her language good, and her heart warm and generous. She imitates no one, is an original in herself, despises hypocrites, and is easily melted into tears. She is generous, forgiving, kind-hearted, sociable, and yet when aroused has all the daring courage of a lion or the devil himself. She has been long in the hills; has been a scout in the army; dressed in soldier’s clothes, traveled all over; fought Indians, and is now dancing in a hurdy-gurdy house in Deadwood for a living. When dressed in her own garments she looked comely; when equipped as a man she has all the characteristics of the sterner sex, with her pistols, bowie-knives and other weapons of death. Monte Verde is a woman about twenty-five years old. She is probably the most gifted woman in the hills, has a somewhat large figure, dark hair; is a most excellent dancer and singer; has a quiet, unostentatious way, yet fully self-possessed. On the stage, in the role of a comic singer or songstress she is greatly admired. In her original play of the “Outcast” (which contains, I understand, only points in her own life) she is an excellent tragedienne, and never fails to draw tears from her admirers. When she first arrived in the Hills, she was carried on a board (standing on it) through the streets of Deadwood, borne on the shoulders of four men. She deals “21”, sings, dances, plays excellently, and yet mingles in the rough crowd of the gambling saloon, and appears enchanted with her surroundings, and yet I am quite confident she longs for a higher and better life which she could adorn with honor to herself and her sex.
ARTICLE – “A RACE WITH DEATH” One of the most remarkable trips on record was recently made on the Atchinson, Topeka and Sante Fe Railroad from Kansas City to the Rocky Mountains. A rich gentleman named W. S. Dunn arrived in this city from the East early one morning on his way to visit his sick wife at Manitou Springs, Col. On his arrival here her received a telegram stating that his wife was at the point of death, and that she could not live many hours. The husband, who was a middle aged man, evidently a merchant, seemed to be much affected by the news, and at once made inquiries for a special train. He offered a large sum of money for a special engine to run to Pueblo ahead of the regular train, but could not obtain one here. He took possession of the telegraph wires between here and Topeka, the headquarters of the road, and offered $350 for a special locomotive to run at special speed across the plains. His offer was accepted, and at 3 o’clock in the afternoon the devoted husband started from Topeka on his break-neck errand of love and duty. Away went the locomotive and car, with its solitary but sorrowing passenger, over the prairies of Kaw Valley, down into the valley of the Neosho at Emporia, then off again over the high divide between the Neosho and the Arkansas valley, which he reached before night had closed in. Then, after taking water, the impatient husband and his tireless iron horse started up the Arkansas valley to the base of the Rocky Mountains. He reached Pueblo, Col. at 7 ½ o’clock the next morning, and then, only waiting for a locomotive on the Denver and Rio Grande (narrow gauge) to be got ready, started up to Manitou, a distance of fifty miles. He reached Manitou, at the base of Pike’s Peak, in time to see his dying wife, and was well satisfied with the result of his fast trip. The fastest time made on the route was fifty miles per hour, the average time about thirty-five miles. It is the fastest time ever made across the plains from the Missouri River to the Rocky Mountains.
ARTICLE – An audience embodying some of the most high-toned and chivalric residents of New Orleans yesterday assembled at Chevaley’s cockpit to witness a controversy between a female bulldog, vulgarly known as Maght, and a ferocious female wildcat. The scene of this encounter was a large wire cage placed in the center of the pit. The cat weighed forty pounds. When at 3 o’clock the cage was opened and the dog entered, the wild-eyed daughter of the forest commenced a series of extraordinary gyrations, leaping from one side of the cage to the other. The dog caught the wildcat by the throat, threw it on its back, and after a struggle, killed it.
ARTICLE – “A SAD STORY” A Parisian couple had been married three months, and were very happy. One evening they were invited to a wedding, and while at supper with the bridal pair and the wedding guests, the husband quarreled with his father-in-law over money matter. They returned to their home about midnight. The lady bitterly reproached here husband for having quarreled with her father, and the husband replied in a passion, “If you prefer your parents to me, you had better go and live with them at one” on which she expressed her intention to start for her father’s home. She opened the door, and as she was in evening dress, he placed his overcoat on her shoulders to prevent her catching cold. On the following morning her sent a change of clothing to his wife, but on the servant arriving at the house of the parents, it was discovered that nothing had been seen there of the young wife. Monsieur was immediately filled with alarm. All her friends were visited, but in vain; no trace of her could be found. At length they resolved to go to the morgue, and on entering that sinister looking building the remorseful husband saw the body of his beautiful young wife lying exposed on one of the marble slabs. She had been picked up by one of the dredging barges on the Seine. The poor creature was only twenty-two years of age.
ARTICLE – “A HEARSE DRIVER’S STORY” William Boyle is a man of probably seventy years of age, but who carries his years well and whose hair and whiskers are still dark. “I have been in this country forty-five years” said Mr. Boyle, who is supposed to have a penchant for the ladies, “but I won’t tell you my age. Ever since I have been in this county I have been driving a heavenly mail wagon, but the letters I deliver have only one post office – the graveyard. I drive a hearse and for thirty-one years I have been in the employ of one firm, and during that time I have attended a funeral at lest three times a day. You can tell from that how many bodies I have hauled to t+he grave. I am the oldest hearse-driver in America, and I have carried more people to the grave than any living man. I held the ribbons when John Quincy Adams’ body passed through Philadelphia; I did the same over Zach Taylor. I drove the dead cart at the mock funeral of Andrew Jackson, in this city; and a great time we had. I drove the hearses when President Lincoln and Vice President Lincoln had their funeral ceremonies in this city. The greatest funeral I was ever connected with was that of John Price Wetherhill, and that day I headed a procession of three hundred carriages. It was a splendid turnout. Talk about the “Old Sexton” gathering them in, it’s me that has turned them in. How old am I, and where was I born? My impression is that I was never born at all, but that I floated down the Susquehanna on a log. I am as old as the hills.
ARTICLE – “A FEMALE HERMIT” We hear quite frequently of male hermits but female hermits are more rare. Femininity is but generally another name for sociability, and no lively, talkative woman cares to deprive herself of the opportunity of mingling with the society of her kind. But away out in Nevada there exists a veritable she-hermit, an eccentric woman who has kept a goat and sheep ranch for the past ten or twelve years. She lives alone in a small cabin, with her goats, sheep, and fowls for her only companions, invariably avoiding all intercourse with white people as long as she can. When her stock of the necessaries of life is exhausted, she visits the nearest town to sell a few dozen of eggs and chickens, with the product of which she replenishes her store. She is quite sociable to the Indians that wander in that direction, and treats them kindly always, especially when they are ill. At such times she prepares from mountain plants, with whose properties she is well acquainted, beverages that the Piutes believe to be all potential in restoring them to health. Her nearest white neighbor lives probably fifteen miles away, but she only does not regard her isolation, but she rather likes it. It is said that she once moved in good society, and that matrimonial influences drove her to this wild life.
FACT The recent snowstorm was the heaviest experiences since the settlement of the Black Hills by white men.
ARTICLE – “LIFE OF THE FIFTH AVENUE BELLE” What a picture of the life of the average woman of Fifth Avenue or Beacon Street present to us if we should lay it down without exaggeration on paper? Her school days over, it is her habit to walk into the breakfast room at nine o’clock, just from her bed, her front hair twisted over pins or bits of silk. She lounges, reading the newspaper, chatting with others as purposeless as herself, warming her feet or gazing out of the window, until eleven; then she retires to arrange her toilet for the evening, perhaps to examine clean clothes from the wash, or perform some other household duty – duties not to be outfitted, but which the economical woman (one who has learned the value of time) would have completed before the day began; then she dresses for afternoon calls, and list in hand, descends to the lunch table. Here nearly an hour fades away before she begins her afternoon calls, flitting from house to house, cheerfully chatting of the Shaughraun, Nilsson, Kellogg – of everything, in short, which contains the shows of life, but careful as one walking over pitfalls to avoid every object of vital interest, either to herself or others. Then, the visits or drives ended, she hurries home in season to dress for dinner, and go somewhere afterward, as if to exhaust to the last drop her own vital strength and the hours of the day. This little record is not overdrawn. This is the substance of the life of wives and daughters of well-to-do merchants in our cities. These days are varied by certain mornings given to music and others to painting. But how small the average of those who achieve anything worth doing! A man to be a painter must not paint with half his mind. The same law hold good for the women. Let every woman apply to her own life the doctrine of selection. The man is bred to this. “What is your son going to be?” parents are asked, and boys in the public school confide to each other the profession of their choice. No one asks the girl what is to be her employment, what is to be her choice. The days of her pleasant school life glide by, one after another, frequently no accurate scholarship has been required of her, and when the routine stops, she is without rudder and without aim.
ARTICLE – “THE LARGEST BELL IN THE WORLD” At the temple of the Ularo in Koito, Japan is seen the largest bell in the world, hanging in a tower on the hill, and is as perfect in tone as the day it was suspended. By measurement it exceeds the great bells of Pekin, China, and at Russia, both of which are also said to be cracked. Where the bell was cast, and by whom, is lost in the shades of antiquity. Chinese and Sanskrit characters cover the entire surface of the bell, but no modern Japanese scholar or priest can translate them. This bell is 24 feet in height and 16 inches at the rim, and when the priests sound it at 8 o’clock every evening, its majestic boom, boom is heard many miles down the valley. None of the bells in Japan have “clapped” but are sounded by suspended levers of wood, used like a battering ram, striking the bell on the outside.
ARTICLE –“THE FAMINE IN CHINA” The ravages of famine in China seem to have increased to an unparalleled degree, and eclipse even those of British India in their magnitude and incidental horrors. As in India, the parental instinct seems to be deadened in the presence of personal want, and children are sold by famishing fathers and mothers for a meal. Men are found heartless enough to speculate on the fortunes of their fellow beings, and the exasperated people have in some instances broken into revolt against these cruel speculators, and summarily made way with them. The burning of the refuge house for the famine stricken at Tientsin, with nearly three thousand inmates, appears side by side with the famine itself, only an unimportant incident, yet it is an almost unprecedented calamity.
ARTICLE – “Four handed Duel in Bryan, Texas” A terrible shooting affray and four-handed duel occurred in the streets of Bryan, Middle Texas, on the 19th ult. Their names were Hodges, Rush, Irwin, and another party whose name could not be ascertained. The cause of the difficulty is supposed to have been an old feud. All four began shooting simultaneously, and persons near the scene fled. Spectators say it looked like a small skirmish. Two men were left on the field wounded, one mortally and one dead. Fifteen shots were fired. Rush was struck in the hip by a pistol ball, and fell early in the action dangerously wounded. A man named Morrison, a citizen who drove up in a buggy at the commencement of the row, and who was merely a spectator, was shot and it was supposed, mortality wounded. Irwin was killed. The affair created intense excitement in and around Bryan.
JOKES - “PHUNNYGRAPHS” If night air is unwholesome, how about the longevity owls?
“Go West, young man,” is what California says to the Chinese.
Which is the best way to build a store? A story at a time, stupid.
A correspondent wants to know what will be the fate of the last man? The chances are that he will get left.
The difference between a boy and a barn is that shingles are applied to the roof of the barn.
Why is the money you’re in the habit of giving to the poor like a newly born babe? Because its precious little.
Switzerland has one cow to every three persons, and yet only one person in thirty takes a horn.
The following may be seen on a tombstone in a town near Dublin: Here lies the body of John Mound, Lost at sea and never found.
Mr. Emerson will please inform us if in saying “the hand that rounded Peter’s dome,” he meant to insinuate that somebody put a head on Peter.
A Texas man got mad because a waiter handed him a napkin the other day. He said he “reckoned he know’d when to use a han’kerchier without havin’ no hints thrown out.”
“Mick,” said a bricklayer to his laborer, “if you meet Patrick, tell him to make haste, as we are waiting for him.” “Sure an’ I will,” replied Mick, “but what will I tell him if I don’t meet him?”
“Pa, have Mr. Jones’ eyes got feet?” “Why, my boy?” “Because I heard mamma say to Mrs. Doolittle that at a party the other evening, Mr. Jones’ eyes followed her all over the room.:
A pot of lard exploded at Kingston the other day, and a lean woman immediately got fat. She got it all over her, from head to foot, and looked as if she had just take a trip to Grease.
“Sam,” said one little urchin to another, recently, - “Sam, does your schoolmaster ever give you any rewards of merit?” “I s’pose he does,” was the reply; “he gives me a lickin’ regular every day, and says I merit two.”
A lady of fashionable distinction being an object of conservation in Robert Hall’s presence, some one said, “is she not a great belle?” “I should think so,” said Hall, “for she is noisy, empty and brazen.”
The Countess Joannes Moore the sweet singer of Michigan, hastily flung off the following the other day: “If you feel a little pale, think of Joner and the whale and the frightened face of Joner when he thought himself a goner.”
The other day Mr. Bartholomew came home and found the children in the back yard, throwing frosted potatoes at an effigy constructed of his summer clothes and his stovepipe hat immediately upon his arrival the air was rent with hideous howls and ejaculations of pain. “Mercy on us! What is that!” exclaimed a visitor in the parlor. “Oh, nothin.” placidly replied Mrs. Bartholomew, “only another strike among the minors.”
POEM – “THE TRAMP’S HAT”
He shuffled in and took a chair, Then fixed on us a stony stare – We wrote away, unheeding, Until the clock struck twelve and then We asked him, as we dropped our pen, Well, sir, what are you need?
“Oh, nothing much, I thought I’d call – I see you kindly mention all The folks your village visit; And I thought ‘twould help fill up if you Should give me just a line or two – ‘Taint to much trouble, is it?
‘Just say we’re gratified to state That our old friend and college mate I, Ebenezer Skinner, Called at our office t’other day, Conversed awhile, and, by the way Went home with us to dinner.”
THE PIONEER, Vernon, Ala. Published Weekly. SID B. SMITH, M. D. Editor and Proprietor Wednesday March 27, 1878
ARTICLE – “COUNTY CONVENTIONS” In another column will be found the call of the County Executive Committee for a County Nominating Convention to be held at this place on Monday, the 13th day of May next. The duty of the Democratic and Conservative voters of this county is just as plain and imperative, as it has ever been to arm themselves for the fray by thorough organization. Our vote for State officers is of as much value and importance as any other county. And our duty to ourselves, as well as to our State, demands that he who represents our county in the next General Assembly should be of the right metal. It has been the fashion to grumble at conventions, and we suppose there will be more or less grumbling at this. There is but the one way to have good and representative conventions, and that is for the people to turn out to the beat meetings, and see to it that representative men, and not wire-pullers, are sent up as delegates. The Executive Committee in order that the convention may give a more general expression of the wish of the party, have doubled the usual representation. And it now remains for the people to do their Duty to their party and to themselves by turning out en-masse to the beat meeting on Saturday the 11th day of Mar, and select their own delegates. Do this and the battle is ours.
ARTICLE – A Bill has passed the House of Representatives regulating the advertising and letting of mail contracts. The bill also prohibits the sub-letting of contracts, and declared such contracts null. This is a move in the right direction for economy in the Post Office Department. All mail contracts should be advertised in the locality of the various routes, and local bidders, should all things being equal, have the preference. Our carrying system has too much of the speculative appearance for economy. Good and substantial local bids are often never heard from, and which could be served with less cost by local bidders are too often let to mail speculators who contract with a view of sub-letting at reduced rates – often at half the actual cost, thus pocketing large amounts which should remain in the Treasury.
ARTICLE The Mobile Board of Trade has called a Commercial Convention, to meeting Mobile, on the 24th day of April next, and invitations have been extended to the main commercial bodies of the West, and the various town and cities in the interior. The purposes of the convention is to take council as to the feasibility of opening a line of steamers from Mobile direct to Central America and the West Indies. We hope the convention will be fully attended and much good effected by it. A push in this direction, at this time, managed with the usual energy of our Mobile friends, and backed by substantial aid and support, from the interior, will beyond a doubt build up a trade which will give prosperity to Mobile, and will be as beneficial to both Alabama and Mississippi.
ARTICLE The South Carolina Legislature has put an end to the prosecution of late Republican officials who are charged with fraud in the discharge of their duties, by instructing the Governor to order a nolle prosequi in all such cases brought by the State. This is an example that could be followed by Louisiana, and even by our National Congress, to good advantage, both to the public treasury and the peace and good feeling of the whole county. It is indeed high time that our many differences should be amicably settled and adjusted. We can never have peace or good feeling as long as the one side cries “murder” while the other yells “thief.”
ARTICLE It is stated on good authority that Russia has demanded the withdrawal of the English fleet from the Sea of Marmora and the Dardanelles. It is also asserted that a secret alliance affecting English interests has been arranged between the Turks and Russians. In the meantime, the three great powers, Russia, Austria and England, are hastening their war preparations on a large scale. The effort to get up a peace congress or conference seems not but a dodge on the part of the powers interested, to gain more time, in order to perfect their war preparations.
W. R. NOBLE, a clerk in the Auditor’s office, under R. H. SMITH, was convicted last week in Montgomery, of receiving greenbacks for the State and paying out depreciated currency. In other words, speculating on State funds. Mr. Nobles was fined the small sum of $200.
The Supreme Court of Alabama has lately decided that Probate Judges are not entitled to charge separate fees for certificate of record, but that 20 cents per 100 words covers all fees for recording.
Hon. N. N. CLEMENTS, of Tuskaloosa, is warmly supported by the Tuskaloosa Times for Governor.
The settlement of the Eastern question seems to get further away as time progresses.
A late census of Selma, Ala. places the population of that city at 7,070.
ARTICLE ANDERSON CASE: The following from the New Orleans Democrat gives the present state of this memorable case: The decision of the Supreme Court in the Anderson case will not become final until six days after the date of its rendition which delay the law gives for the purpose of allowing the State to file a motion for a rehearing. It is understood that the Attorney General, believing that the Court has overlooked some important authorities cited during the trial, will file his motion during this week. This motion will be set down for argument, if aled., for a future day, in the meantime the prisoner remains in confinement. In the opinion of some of our strongest lawyers the court has erred, and much interest will attach to the trial of the motion.
ARTICLE – from Mont Adv. Medical officers of the government and of maritime ports are apprehensive that owing to the exceptionally open winter and almost complete absence of frost in many section, there is danger of the prevalence of yellow fever the coming season. The most stringent measures to prevent this will be urgent upon Congress. Representatives of the Southern boards of health are now in Washington to call the attention of Congress to this subject. It is proposed to give the marine hospital service a more general control of quarantine service a more general control of quarantine regulations. The government is officially advised of the prevalence of yellow fever at Havana and Rio Janeiro. Monday of this week a ship arrived at a Baltimore wharf, having passed the quarantine station in the night, a number of seamen upon which had been sick from yellow fever. The quarantine officer immediately sent the ship to quarantine. The spread of the disease is not anticipated from the arrival of the ship but the government officers think that the fact of the existence of the fever there should be a sufficient warning. There also was a report of one case in New York last week and another whip arrived there Monday with yellow fever patients.
ARTICLE – from Eufala Times Mobile is moving in earnest in the matter of obtaining a line of steamships to the South American ports, and it is to be hoped she will succeed. There is no reason why the South Atlantic and Gulf ports should not become as important, or more so, than the ports on our north-eastern coast, Our products more valuable, our water lines to the coast greatly superior to those of the North. We are nearer by three or four days to South American ports. A convention of the different commercial bodies, boards of trade, etc., is called to meet at Mobile, in April, to consider this matter.
ARTICLE - from Register On the 20th instant; Secretary Sherman was heard at length before the Finance Committee on the bill for the repeal of the resumption act, which he opposed. He said that resumption was near at hand, and he regarded the silver bill as a valuable aid to resumption. This is very different from the language used by the Secretary as to the silver measure before it became a law. Now he admits, as the Register contended would be the result, that the Silver Act is a valuable aid to resumption; then, he contended that such an act would lead to repudiation and ruin. It begins to look as if Secretary Sherman’s are worthy of no respect.
ADVERTISEMENT For The Campaign! Vernon Pioneer. The best advertising medium in West Alabama and East Mississippi. Subscribe now and keep up with the Summer and Fall Campaigns. State and Congressional. The meeting of the General Assembly. State and county. Affairs will be specially important and interesting throughout the entire year. Every beat in the county should get up 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 propose to publish the neatest and most interesting paper in the State. Subscribe at once. Single copies $1.50 per annum. Clubs of ten, $1.00 each per annum. Subscription cash in advance. Will also take country produce. Address, The Pioneer, Vernon, Alabama.
ARTICLE Hayes has been President a little over one year, and one of his most ardent supporters, the New York Tribune says of him “Mr. Hayes has reduced his office nearly to a cipher, and what figures stand with it are on the wrong side of a decimal point.” The New York Sun, in commenting on it says: “is it possible there is not stuff enough in the American people to put this cipher out before the lapse of another twelve months”
ADVERTISEMENT JOHN B. GILLMORE. Blacksmithing and woodwork. Vernon, Ala. Having employed two experienced blacksmiths, BEN BARLOW AND WASH BONMAN for the ensuing year, I am prepared to do all kinds of blacksmithing, wood work horse-shoeing mending and repairing etc. in first-class order and with dispatch.
NOTICE – FOR SALE The undersigned, desirous of closing out his business in this section offers for private sale the property known as the “MOSCOW FLOURING MILLS” These Mills have a good run of patronage, a good healthy situation, and every convenience for grinding and wool carding. A number one Fin Head and Cotton Press together with 64 acres of good farming lands. Good terms. Easy payments. Apply early to T. G. CANSLER, Moscow, Ala.
NOTICE Letter of administration, on the estate of JAMES SIMMS, deceased late of Lamar County, having been granted to me on the 14th day of Feb 1878, by the Probate Court of Lamar County. Persons having claims against said estate are required to present the same within the time required by law or they will be barred. GEO. S. EARNEST, Admr.
ADVERTISEMENT R. C. MCLESTER, T. N. HAYES, J. A. MCLESTER. MCCLESTER, HAYS, & CO., Cotton buyers and dealers in groceries, boots and shoes, hats, dry goods and general merchandise. Northport, Alabama.
ADVERTISEMENT – The Old Reliable! Has now in stock the largest assortment of General Merchandise ever brought to this market. Dry goods, clothing, boots and shoes, hats and caps, glassware, crockery, hardware, tin ware, drugs, medicines, etc. In fact, everything the people want from Calomel to Zozodont. I am taking State Obligations at par. Hereafter I sell for Cash or Credit. Parties indebted to me must come forward immediately and settle; else I must go to see them. A. A. SUMMERS
ADVERTISEMENT – LITTLE, WILKINSON & CO., Late Haregrove, Little, & Co. Wholesale Grocers, 48, 50, and 52 North Commerce St., Mobile, Alabama.
ADVERTISEMENT – LIVE OAK SALOON. JOHN T. BURROW & Co., Prop’r. Vernon, Alabama. Have in stock and will keep on hand a full assortment of whiskies, brandies, and wines, form the purest and best to cheapest grades. Tobaccos – chewing and smoking – cigars, snuts, etc. etc. While “warming up” the inner man, we will also keep on hand a full assortment of substantial such as: oysters, sardines, crackers, etc. MR. L. S. CASH will be behind the counter and will attend to the wants of his many friends upon strictly CASH terms.
ADVERTISMENT – R. A. HONEA & SON Wholesale and retail grocers. Aberdeen, Miss. Have on hand and are constantly receiving the largest and best assortment of Family and Fancy Groceries ever brought to this market.
ADVERTISEMENT – HYDE, SHATTUCK & CO. Manufacturers of Breech Loading Shot Gun, Revolvers and Pistols, gun implements. Extra heavy guns for long ranges a specialty. Cut this out and send for Catalogue and price list, enclosing 3-cent stamp. Hatfields, Hampshire Co, Mass.
ADVERTISEMENT Are you going to paint? Then use Miller Bro. Chemical Paint. Ready for use in white and over one hundred different colors made of strictly pure white lead, zinc and linseed oil chemically combined warranted much Handsomer and cheaper and to last twice as long as any other paint. It has taken the first premium at twenty of the state fairs of the Union and is on many thousand of the fine houses of the country. Address. Miller Brothers, 22, 31, & 33 St. Clair Street, Cleveland, Ohio. Sample cards sent free.
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THE PIONEER, Vernon, Wednesday March 13, 1877 (should be 1878)
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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.
REPRESENTATIVES JNO. H. BANKHEAD and D. W. HOLLIS
COUNTY OFFICERS ALEXANDER COBB – Judge of Probate D. J. LACEY – Sheriff W. G. MIDDLETON– Circuit Clerk JAMES M. MORTON – Register in Chancery D. V. LAWRENCE – Treasurer J. E. PENNINGTON – Tax Assessor G. W. WOODS – Tax Collector W. T. MARLER – Coroner
COMMISSIONERS W. G. RICHARDS W. M. STONE J. J. BRANYAN J. A. COLLINS
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 Saturdays in each month, at 7 p.m.
DAILY DOTTINGS MR. A. A. SUMMERS is at Mobile purchasing his stock of spring goods.
One or two fine horses were sold on the streets last week, bringing good prices.
At the Murphy meeting Monday night, SAMMY MUNROE recited a neat little temperance poem, and did honor both to himself and the subject.
A new firm has sprung up in our midst. MARLER & MOLLOY have rented DR. W. L. MORTONS saw mill and will soon be ready to make the dust fly.
Our merchants and professional men have been busily engaged the past week pitching quoits. The croquet season is fast approaching, gentlemen.
JUDGE COBB, S. J. SHIELDS, J. D. MCCLUSKEY, and GEORGE S. EARNEST left on Sunday last, for the Pikeville Court. George, as usual commanded the rear.
The captain of the loafer gang has hauled in his colors, surrendered his sword, and is now, Micawber like, laying back on his oars, waiting for some higher official duty to perform.
Our visiting attorneys swapped their Murphy cards and ribbons for a “pistol” each, on Sunday last, and went on their way rejoicing – determined to “Bounce Friend Jacks Cherry” at their next station.
HON. JOHN H. BANKHEAD, late Senator from Lamar, Fayette, and Marion counties, has been in the city a day or two on private business matters. He is prominently mentioned for the office of Secretary of State.
MESSRS G. A. RAMSEY, JASON GUIN, LONZO GUIN, WM. COBB, JOHN BURROW, and ROBERT LAWRENCE, left for Huntsville this week to attend the United States Federal Court. Take good care of the blue, boys.
At Vernon, on the 12th ult, JOHN AVERHEART, of Prattville, was shot and badly wounded by one NUMMY. (W. Alabamian – ‘Tis sad; but, Mr. Alabamian, when locals are scarce, don’t in the name of high heaven, invent a regular dime novel blood and thunder murder story on the innocent people of our little city.
Godey’s Lady’s Book has become a most welcome visitor, not only to our exchange table, but also to the home circle. So if you will bring back our April number we will say nothing more about it; but if you must have it, just enclose $3 to the Godey’s Lady’s Book Publishing Company, NE Cor, 6th and Chestnut Streets, Philadelphia, Pa, and you can get one of your own.
The BISHOP OF BEDFORD has gone. He took his departure Saturday night. With his umbrella thrown across his shoulder, valise in hand, and coattail swaying and bending majestically to the cool zephyrs of the night, he bid a long and last farewell to Vernon. Peace be with him.
It is a noticeable fact that during Court week the streets of Vernon were quieter and the people more orderly than on any like occasion. No rowdy fights to record, and but few drunks. This is a good showing for Vernon and the community at large. It looks as if the people were opening their eyes to the dread wrong they do themselves, their families, and the country in which they live, in the way they have conducted themselves theretofore.
Wednesday was the most disagreeable day we have had in a season. The morning dawned bright and clear, with no signs of a storm whatever; but ten o’clock the heavens were filled with black and mirky clouds; the artillery of heaven began to rattle, the forked lighting shot forth dart after dart and then the ran soon poured forth in torrents, swelling the branches and creeks over their banks. The storm continued throughout the day and late at night, the water almost incessantly coming down.
THOMAS FLINN, a young man confined in our county jail for carrying concealed weapons, made his escape from durance vile Saturday morning. SHERIFF LACEY, who has a big and kind heart in him, turned his prisoner out of the cage into the corridor, but by some means Flinn managed to burst the inside door. This done it was an easy matter to draw the staple to the door that could set him at liberty. Watching around that no one was in or about the jail, he gently pushed the door aside and running out through the back room, made for the woods, and was soon over the hills and far away. A posse of men were soon in pursuit; but no Flinn was to be found. We learn that he is in Mississippi.
ARTICLE – “MURPHY MOVEMENT” THE GOOD WORK STILL PROGRESSING – ENTHUSIASTIC SPEECHES BY SOME OF OUR BEST CITIZENS On Monday night last it was our good fortune to attend a large and enthusiastic meeting of the Murphy’s. The beauty and chivalry of the town was out en-masse. PROFESSOR GILLHAM was called to the chair, and in stating the object of the meeting in timely remarks, dealt the lovers of the ardent some well deserved blows; but his remarks were chiefly in laudation of the movement with which he is in most hearty accord. After the chairman had concluded his remarks, amid rounds of applause MESSRS. GARRETT AND MARLER made telling speeches. They drew pictures from the drunkard’s life of such startling reality as would cause the most confirmed drunkard to quake with fear at the course he was leading. These gentlemen expressed themselves as being mind, soul, and body wedded to this great and good cause. Several other gentlemen were called upon, who addressed the meeting, and in fact a perfect maelstrom of enthusiasms seemed to pervade the entire audience, and there was no one present so callous that they did not pronounce this great reform movement an insured success! Its influence will soon be felt, no only amongst us here at home, but will spread throughout the length and breadth of the whole State; and where now squalor, misery, and want holds sway supreme, the bow of promise that spans the horizon is replete with promises of future bliss, for we do believe that the inauguration of such measures as these causes the immortal gods to lean over the balustrades of heaven in admiration of the workers in the cause.
ARTICLE – Report of the Grand Jury of Lamar County for the Spring Term 1878. To the HON. WILLIAM S. MUDD: The Grand Jury would respectfully report: 1. They have examined the records and fee books of the Probate Judge, Circuit Clerk and Sheriff and find them neatly and correctly kept, and the records made up to this time. 2. They have examined the bonds of all the county officers, and find them sufficient in amount, age , security, and correct in form. 3. They have made personal inspection of the County jail, and find that it has been well kept since the last term of this Court, and they specially commend the Sheriff and his Deputy and the Court of County Commissioners, for some improvements made for cleanliness and health; and find it reasonably safe for the keeping of prisoners, their accommodation and health; and they recommend that the outer door be repaired and a new lock put to it, and that the windows be repaired, so as to prevent water running in and rotting the floor, and that a door to west cell be repaired. 4. They have examined into the condition of the County Treasury, and find the regular county fund indebted $2,777.40; money in the Treasury $1,606, and no sufficient showing on the Treasurer'’ book to make an estimate of the fine and forfeiture fund, very few claims having been registered. All of which is respectfully submitted. GEO. E. BROWN, Foreman
ARTICLE – COUNTY CONVENTION. Office of the Democratic and Conservative Exec. Committee of Lamar County. Vernon, March 20th, 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 meet at the Court House, at 10 am in Vernon, on Monday, the 13th day of May 1878, for the following purposes: 1. To elect 6 delegates to represent the county of Lamar in the State Democratic Convention, which meets in Montgomery on Wednesday, the 29th day of May next. 2. To select 6 delegates to represent the county of Lamar in the 12th Senatorial District Convention, if one called. 3. To select an Executive Committee for Lamar County, for the ensuing term of two years. 4. To nominate a candidate to represent the County of Lamar in the Lower House of the next General Assembly. You are therefore urgently requested to meet in beat conventions, at your respective voting places, on Saturday the 11th day of May, for the purpose of selecting your delegates to the County Convention under the following apportionment: Town Beat, 18 delegates; Lawrence 6; Sizemore, 4; Browns, 6; Henson Springs, 6; Millvill, 10; Pine Springs, 6; Moscow, 20; Betts, 14; Wilsons, 10; Trulls, 6; Stricklands, 6; Steins, 5; Vails, 4; Millport, 6. The various beats are requested to take up a collection, at their meetings, for the purpose of defraying the expenses of delegates to the State Convention and to send up such collections by their delegates. By order of the Committee, SID. B. SMITH, Chairman.
NOTICE - IRS Under the Revised Statues of the United States, Sections 3232,3227,3238,and 2128, every person engaged in any business, avocations, or employment, which renders him liable to a special tax, is required to procure and place and keep conspicuously in his establishment or place of business a Stamp denoting the payment of said special tax for the special tax year beginning May 1, 1878. Section 3244, Revised Statues, designates who are liable to special tax. A return, as prescribed on Form 11, is also required by law of every person liable to special tax as above. Severe penalties are prescribed for non-compliance with the foregoing requirements, or for continuing in business after April 30, 1878, without payment of tax. Application should be made to D. B. Boot, Collector of Internal Revenue, at Montgomery, Alabama. GREEN R. BRAUM. Commissioner Internal Revenue
COURT PROCEEDINGS The following cases were disposed of at the Spring Term of the Circuit Court, JUDGE MUDD presiding: a. J. E. HARTON and J. E. SANFORD vs J. B. HARTON. Plaintiffs dismiss suit and defendant assumes payment of all costs accrued at his instance. b. J. B. SANFORD and J. E. HARTON vs J. B. HARTON. Same order as above. c. J. B. HARTON vs J. B. SANFORD and J. E. HARTON. By consent the plaintiff has judgement for $37.50 and the plaintiff is to pay all costs that have accrued at his instance, and the defendants to do the same. d. J. B. HARTON vs J. B. SANFORD and J. E. HARTON. Same order as above. e. JOHN D. TERRELL vs J. W. WHITE and J. G. HOLLADAY. Plaintiff dismisses his suit, defendants assuming payment of costs. f. MARY E. NELL vs J. E. VANDIVER and J. M. WILSON. Jury and verdict for plaintiff for $107.46. g. W. H. DEROCHMONT vs JOHN J. F. HUDSON and son. Dismissed by plaintiff. h. JESSE TAYLOR vs THOS. PENNINGTON. Dismissed. i. D. W. HOLLIS vs WM. CLEARMON. Jury and verdict for plaintiff. Judgement for $30. j. ABNER A JONES vs GREENE B. DILL. Jury and verdict for plaintiff $29.65 k. R. C. LIVINGSTON vs. J. E. RICHARDSON. Publication proved; judgement by default. l. J. L. WALKER vs. W. L. BETTS. Same order. m. J. C. SAGELY vs J. W. CLEARMON. Dismissed. n. BETTIE COOPER vs J. A. SMITH. Dismissed. o. MCLESTER,HAYS, & CO., vs B M ROYCROFT. Judgement by default $101.35. p. H. C. SMITH vs G. C. BURNS. Jury and verdict for defendant. q. SARAH BROWN vs ANDREW MOLES, Jury and verdict for plaintiff for $30. r. W.C. WEBSTER vs J W. WHITE and J. G. HOLLADAY. Execration stayed. s. G. A. RAMSEY vs G. C. BURNS and J. M. WILSON. Judgement for defendants. t. A. J. NORTHINGTON vs J. M. RAY & SON, Judgement by default for $288. u. CALLEN AND NEWMAN vs RAY & SON. Judgement by default for $90. v. S. H. BROWN adm’r estate of GABRIEL PATTRICK vs S. B. RIGGINS. Judgement by default for $250. w. A. A, SUMMERS vs G. E. BROWN. Judgement for $150. x. D. F. ROBERTSON and MARY ROBERTSON vs J. E. HARTON and J. B. DENNIS, Judgement for $110.03. y. E. J. MOLLOY vs. R. E. TERRY, Judgement by default for $59.07. z. T. J. LAWRENCE, by his next friend, E. W. LAWRENCE, vs A. J. CLOER. Judgement by default for $69.23. aa. State vs W. H. DEROCHMENT, JASON GUIN, and J. P. GUIN, Judgement for $300. bb. State vs. J. D. MCCLUSKY, DRO; not guilty. cc. State vs. FRANK SEAY, MM ; not guilty. dd. State vs. THOMAS FLINN, CCW; guilty and fined $50. ee. State vs THOMAS PITCHFORD and DOCK EVANS. Affray, guilty and fined 1 cent each. ff. State vs GEORGE TAYLOR, A and B; guilty and fined $5. gg. State vs ED JONES, DTW; not guilty. hh. State vs. G. C. LAWRENCE, CCW; guilty and fined $5. ii. State vs. GEORGE BENSON, CCW; not guilty. jj. State vs. JAMES YEARBY, SMP; not guilty. kk. State vs. NELSON ALMAN. CCW; noll pros. ll. State vs. WM. ORRER. DRW; noll pros. mm. State vs FARRIS ELLIOTT. Practicing medicine without license; guilty and fined $30. nn. State vs. WESLEY CASH. Retailing without license; noll pros. oo. State vs. MADISON FINCH. Noll pros; defendant paying cost. pp. State vs. HALEN THOMPSON. CCW; guilty and fined $50. qq. State vs. A. PENNINGTON, A and B; noll pros. rr. State vs. WESLEY CASH. Retailing without license; demurrer to 1st Court; sustained, jury and verdict not guilty. ss. State vs. J. N. WELCHEL. Noll pros. tt. State vs J. S. DANIEL. Grand larceny; jury and verdict guilty, and sentenced to two years and labor for the county. uu. State vs. J. S. DANIEL. Grand larceny; noll pros. vv. State vs. ELISHA ROBERTSON, and THOMAS FLINN, Affray, ROBERTSON fined $20 and FLINN fined $25. ww. State vs H. H. TURNER, Grand larceny; not guilty. xx. State vs. GEORGE ANTHONY, Jury and verdict; not guilty. yy. State vs. STEVEN TAYLOR, DRO guilty and fined 1 cent. zz. State vs WESLEY HOLLOADY, DRO, guilty and fined $1.00
NOTICE TO DELINQUENT TAXPAYERS This is to give notice that I will make an application to the Honorable Probate Court of Lamar County, State of Alabama on the 1st Monday (the 1st day) in April next for a decree of sale against the following described lots and lands, for the charges and taxes due thereon, and an order to sell said lots and lands for the satisfaction thereof, and that on the first Monday in May next, after the holding of said Court, and from day to day, and from time to time thereafter, as now provided by law, I will sell all the lands and lots, for the sale of which a --- shall be rendered at public auction at the front door of the Court House for the amount of said taxes and charges due thereon. The said lots and land on which taxes and charges are due, with the name of owners and the amount due from each thereon are as follows: (land and amount descriptions follow. Names include: J. R. MULLAN, GEO. A. RAMSEY, JAMES W. SYKES, J. D. MCCLUSKY, R. F. TERRY, W. A. CAROUTH, W. N. DILL, W. L. WALTON, JOHN ANTHONY, WRIGHT KENNEDY & CO., J. M. RAY, ESTATE OF D. J. SWAIN, ESTATE OF THOS. W. YATES, A. J. CARTER, W. D. WALLACE, D. U. GUYTON, MRS. P. WHITE (the n w of s w ¼ and 15 acres in s w of a s w qtr. sec 7 and the n e of s e qtr and 15 acres in a part of s e of s e ¼ sec 12, T 13, R 15. Tax and cost $5.85.) G. W. WOODS, Tax Collector
ADVERTISEMENT – NATHAN BROS, Importers and wholesale dealers in old bourbon and rye whiskies, wines, liquors, cigars, tobacco and pipes. Columbus and Aberdeen, Miss. N.B. Merchants desiring their shipments from the West can have their orders filled at our Cincinnati House.
ADVERTISEMENT – S. C. MUNGER. 89 Market Street, Columbus, Mississippi. “Headquarters of East Mississippi and West Alabama for “The Old Reliable” Milburn Wagon. Has on hand a full stock of carriages, buggies, hacks, road and spring wagons, &c. &c. Also, a complete stock of saddles, bridles, harnesses, whips, collars, hams, trace chains, back bands, &c, &c. Call and examine my stock and see for yourself that I will sell cheaper than you ever bought such goods in Columbus. All work warranted.
ADVERTISEMENT – C. T. GIFFORD, dealer in watches, clocks, spectacles, silver plated ware jewelry, &c. Watches, clocks, &c. repaired in the best manner and warranted. 18-carat gold engagement and wedding rings from $4.50 to $11. Call and see my stock. Sign of the Golden Eagle, No. 105 Commerce Street, Aberdeen, Mississippi.
ADVERTISEMENT – Vick’s Flower and Vegetable Seeds are planted by a million people in America. See Vick’s catalogue – 300 illustrations. only 2 cents. Vick’s Illustrated Monthly magazine. 32 pages and illustrations and colored plates in each number. Price $1.25 a year. Five copies flr $5.00. Vick’s Flower Garden 50 cents in paper covers; with elegant cloth covers $1.00. All my publications are printed in English and German. Address, James Vick, Rochester, N. Y.
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 – MALE AND FEMALE SCHOOL. Vernon, Alabama. The Trustees of the Vernon High School take pleasure in announcing that they have made an arrangement with Rev. W. B. GILLHAM to take charge of their Institution for the ensuing school year – to commence on the 1st Monday in November. Mr. Gillham’s long and successful experience as educator of the youth of both sexes warrant us in giving him our highest endorsement and soliciting for our School a liberal patronage. In view of the great stringency in money matters, a reduction has been made from the usual rates of tuition for the present year. We propose for the present year to have a first class English School, and when the patronage will justify, to add a teacher of ancient and perhaps modern languages. Our school will be divided into the following grades and rates per session of 5 months. PRIMARY Alphabetical lessons, Spelling, First lessons in Reading, First lessons in Geography and Mathematical Tables. $7.50
INTERMEDIATE Written or Practical Arithmetic, Eng. Grammar, Descriptive Geography, Orthography, Reading, Penmanship, First lessons in English Composition and History of the United States. $12.50 THIRD CLASS Algebra, Geometry, natural Philosophy, Intellectual Philosophy, Moral Philosophy, Astronomy, English Composition, Rhetoric, Rhetorical Reading, English Grammar completed, Logic and Universal History. $17.50 All tuition fees due on the admission of the pupil, and the payments to be made punctually each quarter (ten weeks) except the first which must be made by the 25th of December. No pupil will be admitted for a less time than the remainder of the session for which he enters, except by special notice at the time of admission. Board including fires, lights, and lodging from eight to ten dollars per month. EXTRA Music on Piano, per month $4.00 Use of Instrument per month 1.00 Vocal Music (science of per mo.) 3.00 A contingent fee of 50 cents will be charged each pupil for the purpose of keeping up fires, etc. For further particulars apply to: Trustees: J. D. MCCLUSKEY, ARTY A. SUMMERS, T. W. SPRINGFIELD, JASON GUIN, M. W. MORTON
ADVERTISEMENT – MUD CREEK ACADEMY. Male and Female. Lamar County Alabama (fifteen miles south of Vernon). The first Session of this Institution will open on the First Monday in October 1877, and continue eight scholastic months. The number of students is limited to 30. Board, including washing, lights, etc. from $7 to $8 per month. Tuition $1 ½, $2, $2 ½, and $3 per month of 20 days. For particulars address the Principal. J. M. I. GUYTON, Co., Sup’t Ed. Vernon, Lamar Co. Ala.
ADVERTISEMENT – $2500 a year. Advice, energetic agents wanted on our Grand Combination Prospectus for 150 Distinct Publications and 100 styles of Bibles and Testaments. Representing Agricultural , Biographical, Historical, Religions and Miscellaneous works of universal inter. A novel feature in canvassing! Sales made from this Prospectus when all single books fail. It contains something to suit every taste and fancy. We are also offering special inducements on our Premium Family Bibles. English and German. Protestant and Catholic. Awarded Superiority over all others for their invaluable aids and superb binding at the Grand Centennial Exposition 1876. Also General and local agents wanted on our the most comprehensive, reliable, and accurate history of the great contest between the Russian and the Turk. With its 800 elegant engravings maps, and plans the most showy desirable and useful book now published. Liberal terms. Particulars free. Address Jon Potter & co. Publishers. Philadelphia.
ADVERTISEMENT – JOHN S. WHITE, of Lamar County, Alabama with Hudson, Humphries & Hudson, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Dry Goods, Notions, Boots, Shoes, Clothing, Hats, Caps, &c. South East Corner Main and Market Streets, Columbus, Mississippi.
NOTICE – CITATION NOTICE State of Alabama, Lamar County Probate Court, Special Term, Feb 11, 1878 In the matter of the estate of JAMES METCALFE, late of said county, deceased, this day came SARAH E. HENSON, administratrix to the estate of H. T. HENSON, deceased, and filed her account and vouchers of said H. T. HENSON, as administrate de bonta ------said estate of JAMES METCALFE in final settlement of said H. T. HENSON administrator of said JAMES METCALFE, deceased, when it is ordered by the Court that the 18thd day of March next be a day set for passing upon said amount when all parties interest can contest the same if they see proper. ALEX. COBB, judge of Probate
THE PIONEER, Vernon, Ala. Published Weekly. SID B. SMITH, M. D., Editor and Proprietor Wednesday March 27, 1878
ADVERTISEMENT Revolver Free Seven shot Revolver with box and cartridges. Address J. Brown & Son, 133 & 138 Wood St. Philadelphia, Pa.
ADVERTISEMENT Skin Diseases. Prof. Hera’s Treatise on Skin Diseases, giving symptoms and sure cure. Send free to afflicted. Address F. S. Webster. 50 N. 5th St. Philadelphia, Pa.
ADVERTISEMENT Temperance Reform and its great Reformers By Rev. W. H. Daniels, AM. Profusely illustrated with portraits and sketches and containing over 600 pages. A whole temperance library in a single volume. Agents wanted Everywhere. Address for extra forms and circulars, Nelson & Philips, 805 Broadway, New York.
ADVERTISEMENT EPILEPSY CURED. Dr. Green’s Fit Cure will stop the worst case of fits from the first day’s use. It has done so in hundreds of cases. It never fails. The most wonderful medicine ever prepared. Only $2 pet bottle, holding nearly a pint. Send at once for it and full particulars. All letters promptly answered. Drs. Green, Lindley, & Bently, Charlette N. C.
ADVERTISEMENT Pianos.. Retail price $900 only $250. Parlor organs, price $375 only $195. Paper free. D. F. Beaty, Washington, N. J.
ADVERTISEMENT – Marsden’s Pectoral Balm. The great remedy for coughs, colds, and consumption. Finlay & Thompson, New Orleans, La. Sole Agents. For sale by all druggist.
ADVERTISEMENT Gould’s Manufacturing Co. Manufacturers of all kinds of Force and Lift Pumps for cisterns, wells, railroads, steamboats, windmills, etc. Fire engines, hydraulic rams, amalgam bells for churches, schools, and plantations. Corn-shellers, sinks, etc. Pumps and materials for driven wells a specialty. Satisfaction guaranteed. Catalogues furnished upon application. Inquire for Gould’s Pumps. Factory, Seneca, New York. Warehouse, 15 Park Place, New York City.
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 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
ADVERTISEMENT GILMER HOUSE – A. M. KING, Prop’r. The only first class hotel in the city.
ADVERTISEMENT Healthful, practical. A family friend. The light running DOMESTIC SEWING MACHINE. Double thread, lock stitch. Automatic self-adjusting tension and take-up. Conical steel bearings and compensating journal. It does not fatigue. It does not make you nervous. Light running, noiseless. None run it but to love it. None know it but to praise. The Domestic is the most desirable and efficient machine made for these reasons: It is made of the choicest materials and by the best workmen. It is the simplest in construction and most reliable in its notion. It requires almost no adjusting, and yet does every variety of work. It is noiseless, rapid, and will outwear any other machine. It is the easiest running of machines, and saves muscle and nerves which are more valuable than money. It has never failed to give perfect satisfaction. Every machine warranted. Physicians recommend it for its light-running and noiseless qualities. Send for a copy of “How to Choose a Sewing Machine”. Domestic Sewing Machine Co. New York. “Domestic” Paper Fashions. The most stylish and best fitting, in endless variety. Send 5 cents for large illustrated catalogue of 1000 styles. Domestic Monthly. An instructive and entertaining illustrated magazine of fashion, polite literature, and art. $1.50 a year, with premium. Specimen copy, 15 cents. Domestic Sewing Machine Co, Home office. Broadway and 14th St., New York
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 W. KELLERMAN. Manufacturer and dealer in guns, rifles, pistols. Aberdeen, Miss. Breech-loaders a specialty. Muzzle-loaders converted into breech-loaders, at short notice and low figures. Repairing done neatly and with dispatch. All work guaranteed.
ADVERTISMENT – The New American Sewing Machine. Simplest & Best. Agents Wanted. No. 177 W 4th St. Cincinnati, O.
ADVERTISEMENT 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.
ADVERTISEMENT JOHN P. ECKFORD. Is still at his old place (next door to DAN RICHARDS) and sells Whisky, Tobacco, &c. at rates to give satisfaction to all. He invites his Friends to give him a call before purchasing elsewhere.
ADVERTISEMENT New Cash Store! LOUIS ROY Dealer in Dry goods, notions, boots, shoes, clothing, hats, caps, &c. 69 Commerce Street. Aberdeen, Miss. J. H. TYRONE is with this house and will be glad to see his Alabama friends.
ADVERTISEMENT – The New Home Sewing Machine was awarded the First Premium at the Centennial Exhibition 1876 and has always carried off the highest honors wherever exhibited. A compact, simple, durable, light running and efficient “lock switch” machine. Adapted to the wants of everybody. The Home Sewing Machine was perfected---years since the aid of the best invention-------Warranted for five years. Live agents wanted in localities where we are not represented. Send for prices, and sample of work done on the home, or call at any of our offices. JOHNSON, CLARK, & CO. 30 Union Square, New York: 564 Washington Street, Boston, Mass. 111 ½ Second Ave, Pittsburgh, Pa.; 141 State Street, Chicago, Ill.; 21 South 5th Street, St. Louis, Mo.; 17 New Montgomery St. San Francisco, Cal.
ADVERTISEMENT – Perfection attained at Last. A trial will insure its popularity everywhere. WHITE SUTTLE SEWING MACHINE……White Sewing Machine Co, 358 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, O. Agents Wanted.
ADVERTISEMENT Consumption Cured. An old physician, retired from practice, having received from an East India missionary the formula for a simple vegetable remedy for speedy and permanent cure of consumption, bronchitis, and protracted lung aberrations; also a cure for various -----(can’t read the rest)
ADVERTISEMENT Make home happy. A plentiful supply of Good reading and beautiful pictures will do it. The Cincinnati Weekly Star. A fine eight page paper, with 48 full columns, cost only $1.00 per year (we pay postage). And is the largest, brightest, and best paper published for the money. It is independent in politics, gives all the news, and bespies much other good reading, every number has three or four excellent original or selected stories. Every subscriber also receives a copy of the beautiful engraving, ”The Poor, the Poor Man’s friend” size 21 x 33 inches, and a copy of the Star Illustrated Almanac. 25 cents extra must be sent to pay expense of packing and mailing premiums. Our inducements to agents, always the most liberal in the field, are now greater than ever. We want every club agent in the country to communicate with us before commencing work. To any person desiring to get up a club, we will send a sample copy of the picture and a canvasser’s outfit for 25 cents. Specimen copy of paper free. Send for one before subscribing for any other. The Star, though in no sense a party paper has always been a vigorous advocate of the rights of all the States, and was among the first to urge the justice of local government in the South. Persons to whom we have already sent the picture. The Poor, the Poor man’s Friend; by saying so can have in its stead another excellent engraving, of same size, which we have secured for this purpose. Paper without picture, One dollar. The Star. 230 Walnut St., Cincinnati, O. Make home pleasant
ADVERTISEMENT DR. J. D. RUSH- with M. W. HATCH, Dealer in drugs, medicines, and chemicals, paints, oils, varnishes, &c. Pure wines and liquors for medicinal use. Also – fine linens of tobacco, cigars, dye stuffs generally. Medicines genuine, and of the best quality. Cor. Main and Market Streets, Columbus, Miss
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.
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