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Vernon Pioneer 5 July 1878

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Volume IV Vernon, Lamar Co, Ala. July 5, 1878 No. 9

GENERAL MISCELLANY. 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


Sweetheart, name the day for me When we two shall wedded be. Make it ere another moon, While the meadow are in tune, And the trees are blossoming, And the robins mate and sing. Whisper, love, and name a day In this merry month of May.

No, No, No, You shall not escape me no! Love will not forever wait; Roses fade when gathered late.

Fie, for shame, Sir Malcontent! How can time be better spent Than in wooing? I would wed When the clover blossoms red, When the air is full of bliss, And the sunshine like a kiss. If you’re good I’ll grant a boon’ You shall have me sire, in June.

Nay, nay, Nay, Girls for once should have their way! If you love me wait till June Rosebuds wither picked too soon.


She could not live in this frail world, Her home was where the angels dwell; We knew she could not speak, and yet We know that “He does all things well.”

Before she slept in death’s embrace A smile came o’er her features fair; She knew that soon she’d pass away, And sweetly said, “I’ll soon be there”.

The angels of that shining land, Come hither through the golden ray, With while robes fluttering in the breeze, To greatly beckon her away.

In fancy’s dream, so sweet to all, She saw the land of beauty rare; And while she gazed beyond the shades, She sweetly said, “I’ll soon be there.”

We gazed upon her silent form, And knew that life would soon be o’er, That soon in heavenly life she’d cross The threshold of the golden door.

She longed to pass to that fair land, Somewhere beyond this world of vice, That flower that bloomed so fair on earth, Now blooms in holy paradise.


The sky was blue above us, All nature knew ‘was June, And birds and bees, and summer breeze Joined in a merry tune, But that was early morning And now ‘tis afternoon.

The world was full of gladness, I cared not for the pest, For youth was strong, and life was long, And hope was in my breast. Ah, then I wore red roses, Now heartsease suits me best.

With quickened steps and eager, I sought the heights to climb, I followed the song of the singer, And heard the poet’s rhyme; But that was golden summer; And now ‘tis harvest time.

I bind my sheaves in silence, The tares with little wheat. How can I ever make them, For the Master’s garner meet? I know my hand will tremble While I lay them at his feet.

SHORT STORY – “AN UNGOVERNABLE TEMPER” “O Edward! Take back those words! They shame your manhood! It was your wife to whom you spoke. Nellie is very young and with all her perseverance she is yet a tender, loving wife, whose heart is well nigh broken by your unkind speech.” The speaker was an aged woman, stately in form and erect in figure. Time had touched the sweet old face with loving care, leaving only a grander beauty, which we sometimes –nay, often – see in the aged. There were tears in her eyes, and a sorrowful surprise in her tones as she spoke to the tall, handsome man towering above her, whose features bore a striking resemblance to her own. “Never! Mother I have said just what I mean, and my wife may rely upon my words, be they ever so harsh. I have borne with her ungovernable temper as long as I can, and now that she pleases to indulge that lady like poison in coining insults for my especial benefit, I will not bear with her any longer!” His voice was low, yet stern, in its earnestness. The mother’s tomes were tremulous with an undefinable fear, as she replied:-- “Edward, are you always blameless for her so called insults that Nellie gives you? Why will you answer her, and urge her on, till she says such mad words?” “Mother, she is a woman, not a child, and as such must be held accountable for all she says and does.” “You are both more like children than your years warrant,” said the mother. “I mean to be a man henceforth; next Thursday I leave home, and the new life I shall lead, if not a happy one, will at least be free from the ravings of a madwoman!” “O, Edward, Edward! If you only knew! Listen…” But he was gone; the words died away in empty space as the door closed after the retreating forma of the angry man. For some time the mother sat with bowed head and sorrowing look that told her keenly she felt the woes and troubles of her dear ones. “Mother, dear mother!” and two loving arms wound tenderly around the old lady’s neck, and young head was pillowed on her breast; while these tearful words were uttered. “Mother, forgive me! I did not mean to anger Edward so deeply and grieve your dear heart so sorely.” “O Nellie! You have spoken words this day, in blind passion, to your husband which a man may not easily forgive.” “I am sorry, and I know Edward will forgive me again.” “Nellie, how often have I warned you against the final results of such scenes of bitter recrimination, each one lessening your hold on your husband’s love? I fear the disgraceful words of this morning will cause you more trouble than you imagine.” “Oh, mother, Edward will not do what he threatens!” a slight pallor overspreading her face. “He could not go away from me to stay always!” continued the young wife. Whatever he may do remains to be seen; but he is fully determined to go just now,” was the reply as the old lady sighed heavily. “I will do better, I will control this dreadful temper of mine!” “God grant you strength to do so, my child, and if it is too late to make your husband happy by the change – for he looked a desperate man when he went out – you have another cause to curb that spirit. The secret you gave me to keep for you I was about to impart to him, but he left too suddenly. That might influence him when nothing else would. Indeed I hope it will heal the deep wounds your cruel words have afflicted.” “Mother, I will tell him just as soon as he returns, and I will beg so hard to be forgiven that I know he cannot refuse for I know he cannot refuse for very joy of what I tell him. It was cruel not to tell him sooner,” and a happy light leaped to her eyes, while a bright blush suffused her cheek. Long and earnestly did the two women talk; many and grand were the resolutions taken by Nellie, advised and cheered by her mother, till their hearts grew lighter, and they waited with what patience they possessed for the absent husband and son. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * When Edward Thorne closed the door of his home and walked forth into the street, bitter thoughts raged in his breast, which hours of battling only increased in fury. He was thoroughly aroused, and nothing light or trivial might again appease the wrath with which his wee wife at home had stirred up against herself. “Why should I wait until tomorrow” he muttered at length, “when I can go today? I will arrange business matters, leave her comfortable, and my whole duty is done to her. I fear to stand my mother’s pleadings. If she should persuade me against my better judgement to stay and try Nellie longer, I should despise myself. Five years have I endured, and she only grows worse. For the first years my mother told me it was my duty to bear with her - that being childish was a great trial to her, and I did bear with her and was very tender with her, although I very believe my heart ached with a keener pang than did hers from the same cause. In fact, I have borne every species of temper from her until she has long since ceased to think it worth an effort to control herself at all. I am completely disgusted, and I go today! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Three years later we find Nellie Thorne and her mother seated in the same room in which we left them. Not much change is visible in either; except a veil of sadness that seems to be thrown over all they say or do, and Nellie wears a thoughtful look which appears to be habitual with her. They are not alone on this occasion; a young gentleman is breakfasting with them, and as his physical wants are satisfied, his fancies reach out; he wants more privileges than is good to allow a gentleman of his age – in fact, he is growing unmanageable, so much so that he is finally banished from the presence of his elders. Grandmamma begs for him, but mamma is firm, and as the nurse bears the shrieking rebel away, Nellie sighs heavily as she say: “The same old temper! Mother, what am I to do? How can I manage that boy without the help of a father’s stronger hand to guide and control such a fiery spirit? Just so I must have needed a more powerful will than my poor weak mamma possessed to restrain and govern a temper which has wrecked my life’s happiness. My wayward steps knew no check; I was indulged till I acknowledged no law greater than my own sweet will.” Bitterly she spoke, while the grief and remorse she felt was depicted in the eyes that looked toward her mother. “My poor child, would that I could help you! Do not grieve so bitterly. You have so long ago atoned for the past in completely gaining the control over a weakness of such long standing, that it is a joy to live near you. Your only duty now is to yourself. You must strive to maintain happiness.” “Oh, mother, I can never wish for happiness in this world!” “You deserve to be happy. You have been more sinned against than sinning. Oh, if Edward could only know what a model little mother you have become, how proud and happy he would be!” “That is just it, mother. I have driven Edward away from my happiness. How can I ever forget it and forgive myself?” The last words were drawn out in a wailing sob. “If it had not been for you I must have died months ago. I fear I cannot stand it much longer! I never knew how much I loved my husband until I had completely driven self out of my thoughts. Oh, mother, my heart is breaking! I have tried to bear up for your sake and my boy'’, but the burden grows heavier each day!" A perfect storm of sobs shook the slight frame as the old lady arose hastily and supported the drooping figure with loving arms. And while the tempest of grief yet surges, the curtains of a recessed window were slowly parted and a man came forward hastily. “Edward, my son!” His warning look came too late. The quick cry of the mother caused Nellie to start convulsively to her feet, only to fall with a piercing shriek into the outstretched arms of her husband, where she lay in a swoon so deathlike in appearance that Edward Thorne could only stand in speechless agony while his mother administered restoratives. “Oh, mother, have I killed her at last?” he groaned, when all had been done, and Nellie still remained unconscious. “No, my son, she is not dead; joy seldom kills. She will recover and bless you for the shock you gave her in coming.” As if to make good her words, Nellie opened her eyes and sought those of her husband, finding them fixed on her in ineffable love. Her face shone with the beauty of joy and peace, and she could only cling to him in silence as he gathered her to his heart in a close embrace. “When I entered this room, my precious wife, I did not dream of startling you so. I meant only to conceal myself long enough to hear from your lips if I was remembered yet. if I had not heard my name spoken in some kindness I meant only to see my boy and then go away. Bless you, my wife! I heard enough to make me the happiest man on earth today. But when you banished my son from the room I came near betraying myself. Before I heard your precious words I could hardly restrain myself from coming to the rescue; only the thought of changing his yells of anger to cries of terror at sight of a bearded stranger kept me back.” “But, my son, Nellie has been longing for your help, not hindrance, in disciplining your son,” said Mother Thorne, with a quiet smile. “But come, tell us how long you have been in the room and how you got here.” “When the house was first opened this morning , the servant – who instantly recognized me – gave me admittance. I told her to say nothing to anyone, and I found my way to this room, where I knew you always breakfasted. The longing to know how I was remembered was more than satisfied, yet I regret the act of concealing myself and startling Nellie so. I fear that the color doesn’t not come to her cheek and lips fast enough.” And Edward looked anxiously at his wife. “Nay, dear Edward, I wish I could have had the shock much sooner. It has done me more good than harm, believe me. Now that you have come I shall soon be well and strong.” “Nellie has not had her usual good health for some time; but happiness is a great restorer, and I feel sure it will prove so in her case,” said Mother Thorne smiled happily. “My boy, now – I must see him. Have I not waited long enough? You don’t know how I have longed to see him for a year!” and he looked pleadingly at his wife. “A year! Have you known of his being with us so long?” and both looked the surprise they felt as Nellie gave the bell a quick pull, which instantly brought a servant who was dispatched for Mater Neddie Thorne. “Yes, I have had occasional letters from this place, from my business man; the one announcing my son’s birth was a year old when it reached me. It followed me about from pillar to post, finding me at last ill and far from home. Oh, dear one, I have indeed been a wanderer, but I came just as soon as I was able.” The boy was brought forward at this moment – a bright, handsome little fellow of about two years – who lost no time in making the acquaintance of his happy father, who bade fair to spoil him in the beginning. “What is your name, sir?” was of course the first question. “Neddie Thorne,” was the prompt reply of the young gentleman. As Edward looked up he met the tearful eyes of his wife fixed on him so earnestly that he caught up her hand, saying: - “What is it, Nellie?” “Edward, I always felt so sure that I had driven you away forever that I named him Edward to have the dear name with me again.” “Thank you, dear. I did not deserve to be thus remembered. But it is sweet to know I have been.” “And now my dear ones, I fell all will be well with you. Your only danger lies in undoing all Nellie has begun in training your son. See to it. Edward, that you do your part. I have no fear for Nellie.” “Bless you, mother, for all your kindness to me in my trials. Edward, you can never know what she has been to me – my more than mother.” Let us drop the curtain upon their happiness, devoutly praying that no evil temper may ever again disturb such peace.

ARTICLE – “HOW JOHNNY BLAKE GOT REVENGE” A jealous lover donned petticoats in Painesville, Ohio in order to kill the girl he had left behind him. When an aged spinster, clad in a long black dress, heavily veiled and gloved, alighted from the east-bound train, and tottered into the omnibus, the loungers about the station saw little resemblance in the figure to the light-footed Johnny Blake, who had arrived on a visit to Merry Durban a year before. The distinguished Blake was taken to the hotel, and went to the dining room and took supper, registering as Mrs. Woodruff, St. Louis. At noon two days after Blake’s arrival, a phaeton was hired, and the old lady hobbled down stairs, and with the help of the driver got into the vehicle. About this time, Mary Durban, a compositor in a newspaper office, was going home to dinner. The phaeton stopped, “Mrs. Woodruff” sprang out, and the gentle Mary recognized her discarded lover, John Blake. She screamed. He embraced her, and brandished a razor. She screamed. He drew a revolver from his belt and threatened to shoot. She screamed. Sheriff Morley appeared upon the scene and overtook the couple. The man in the petticoats then fired, the ball whizzing by Mary’s left ear. She screamed once and again. The sheriff knocked down his man and led him off to jail. The blue-eyed maiden went home to dinner returned in the afternoon to her ease in the newspaper office, and set up with her own fingers the account of this diabolical attempt to assassinate her, smiling grimly at every adjective.

WORDS OF WISDOM Young man, you may go up hill as fast as you please, but go down hill slow.

The heart is a book which we ought not to tear in our hurry to get at its contents.

Deal gently with those who stray. Draw them back by love and persuasion. One kiss is worth a thousand kicks. A kind word is more valuable to the lost than a mine of gold.

The character of a wise and good man consist in three things – to do himself what he tells others to do, to act on no occasion contrary to justice, and to bear with the weakness of hose about him.

It is very easy to spoil children by rearing them in idleness. A girl who is never allowed to sew, all of whose clothes are made for her, and put on her, till she is twelve, fifteen, or eighteen years of age is spoiled. The mother has spoiled her by doing everything for her. The true idea of self-restraint is to let the child venture.

It must be a great satisfaction at the close of life to be able to look back on the years which are passed, and to feel that you have lived; not for yourself alone, but that you have been useful to others. You may be assured, also, that the same feeling is a source of comfort and happiness at any period of life. There is nothing in this world so good as usefulness. It binds your fellow creatures to you, and you to them. It tends to the improvement of your own character, and it gives you zeal or importance in society – much beyond what any artificial station can bestow.

NOTICE – 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.

ARTICLE – “TRUE GRIT” Brooklyn, N. Y. has developed a first class heroine. Her name is Miss Lulu Prange, her age is twenty, her position in sobriety is first rate, and her beauty and spirit have made her a leading belle. On Friday last as she walked along a street not much frequented by pedestrians in the afternoon, a thief snatched her pocketbook containing considerable money and ran off. She pursued him, but he was rapidly gaining on her when a butcher drove by, she hailed him, and then she told him how matters stood and off the couple started. The lady whipped the butcher’s horse with her parasol, and in a few moments the burly dealer in beef steaks had the thief by the coat collar. So far Miss Prange only exhibited a good deal of manly spirit and grit, but the sequel showed that she had a strong little woman’s heart. The thief told her that he was a mechanic out of work and with nothing to get food for his wife and children. Miss Prange investigated the case, found the man told the truth and gave him $25 on the spot and promised to get a job for him.

ARTICLE – “A WORD TO PARENTS” If you wish to make your son like his business, place him in responsible places. Trust him; consult him about the work he has to do. He will take more interest in his work, and be much more likely to succeed when he starts for himself. Don’t make slaves of your children. For want of proper training many a young man has grown up without discipline. He has been able to run through in an incredible short space of time all that his strong-minded father left him. Twenty years ago we knew such a man. Today his son owns only a poor old span of horses, and is living from hand to mouth – and a very poor living at that. The fine estate slipped easily from the hands of his son, who had no skill to manage it. So one generation makes money for the next to squander.

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. Wherar, 149 Powers Block, Rochester, New York.


THE VERNON PIONEER SID B. SMITH, M. D. – Editor and Publisher Friday July 5, 1878

1.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 – “THE SO-CALLED INDEPENDENT PLATFORM” In another column we publish for the benefit of our readers what purports to be “The People’s Independent Democratic Platform and Resolutions of Lamar County.” How and by what authority this instrument received the title of the People’s Platform we cannot conceive. Certainly not by any combined action or consent of the people of this county. Nor can we concede the right of a few self-appointed men, and that, too, principally men who have almost invariably opposed the Democratic organization in its past campaigns to meet together in solemn causes and dictate to the Democratic party or the Republican party as to how or in what manner they shall proceed in their operations and deliberations. It is well for the good of the country that the two existing political parties have been so extreme in their rulings as to keep these men out of the public crib. Their sweeping assertions of dishonorable means employed by the two existing parties must fall to the ground before an intelligent public, since they do not and can not bring out a single fact susceptible of proof. Else, why did they not state some act of dishonesty on the part of the Democratic or the Republican organizations of this county. It is an easy matter to assert dishonesty on the part of a neighbor, by proving it is another thing. Yes, the Democratic party proper have persisted in holding conventions for party organization, which it clearly has the right to do; and we believe that the people rejoice that such is the fact, and that through such organizations great good has come, not only to our State, but to the county. At any rate, such action on the part of the party has been sustained time and again by the popular vote. Nor have the Republicans of this county been less energetic in their efforts to keep their side together, and have made many noble and determined struggles against their political adversaries. Now these chosen few having overcome their past imaginary feats of being branded as Disorganizers, Independents, etc., have boldly read themselves out and withdrawn from the Democratic party proper, and after utterly denouncing both Democrat and Republican set themselves up as a new organization and without ever consulting the wishes of the people on the subject, proceed to dictate a set of “whereases and resolutions” as the People’s Independent Democratic Platform of Lamar County. When and where did these men obtain the authority to act for the people of this county? Did the people ever come together at any beat or even at the county seat and authorize these men to act for them and in their name? If so, we have never heard of it. We are certain that the Democrats did not give them any such authority, and we are equally certain that the Republicans have not. True as individuals, each one of them has the undisputed right to act and vote with any party he chooses, but no man, or self-elected set of men, has any right to speak in the name of a whole people. And now, what is there in this great string of whereases and resolutions, save its denunciations? Is there one single plank or promise of relief for the wrongs so strongly denounced? Can an intelligent people, such as inhabit the hills and valleys of our gallant little county, support a new and untried party, whose only stock in trade consists solely and entirely of denunciations and epithets for the Two parties which have so long existed among our people? Now let the people examine into this so called platform and the means by which it was brought into existence, and decide for themselves whether the Democratic party, the Republican party, or this self-constituted foe should wear the cap denominated “Clique” and “Tricksters.”

ARTICLE – “THE PEOPLE’S INDEPENDENT DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM AND RESOLUTIONS OF LAMAR COUNTY” WHEREAS, The two existing political parties have become so very extreme and overruling in the procedure and have even resorted to dishonorable means to carry their points; and: WHEREAS, The once called Democrats proper have persisted in holding what they denominate County Conventions, but called by public opinion “county cliques”, when the true Conservative Democracy of the county oppose them; and WHEREAS, These extreme “Tricksters” have used intimidation against the said conservative men who opposed their partisan cliques publicly by branding them as “Radical”, “Soft Democrats”, “on the fence men”, “Independents”, or “Disorganizers” and all such accusations, thus forcing them to support their characterless moves in order to avoid being so branded; and WHEREAS, True Democracy has been lost sight of by these extremists in their political scrambles for offices and the true interest of the people and honor of the country is therefore in danger of being disregarded; therefore, be it RESOLVED. 1st. That we, the people adopting this platform and resolutions, utterly denounce the course pursued by these extreme men in holding “clique conventions” to nominate men for county offices, as unfair and void of Democracy, because it does not get the sentiment of the people, and rarely places a man before the people on true merit. RESOLVED. 2d. That as free and independent citizens, we recognize the right, and feel it our duty to withdraw and sever our connection with any political party (with which we have acted or affiliated) when said party runs into error; sees the error; and refuses to correct it – which has unquestionably been done in the past by “cliques” in this county. RESOLVED. 3D. That in withdrawing from a party which has run into extremes, we recognize the right as well as the duty to organize ourselves on true Democratic principles in order to protect ourselves, and the people, and the country against the party which is no longer worthy the name “Democrat” but deserves, from past maneuvering, to be better designates as the “Dictatorial Party” RESOLVED. 4th. That we favor the majority rule in all white counties like ours, where the dangerous parties are so in the minority, and that we favor a speedy return, by the people, to the old Democracy held by President Jefferson and Jackson. RESOLVED. 5th. That we do utterly and unanimously detest the practices of office-seeking demagogues and partisan politicians, in using unfair, unsatisfactory and unreasonable means in obtaining nominations before county conventions; that we favor such men being ruled out as disorganizers or Democracy, and men whom the office will seek, being put in by the majority of voters. RESOLVED 6th, That we oppose with all our power, any fraudulent government or dishonest administration of the same. June 1st, 1878

ARTICLE The Wyone (Miss.) Advance says the people of the State of Mississippi are in a more prosperous condition than any State owes less money and her warrants are worth dollar for dollar. Perfect peace reigns throughout our borders. These great blessings are in consequence of Democratic rule for the last four years.

NOTICE –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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ARTICLE If the Legislature of Alabama would enact the Moffett Whisky Register Law, as has been done by Virginia, the revenues from this source alone would go far towards relieving the State of its burdensome debt. The auditor of public accounts of Virginia has received returns from all counties and cities using the register from the date of their being put into operation up to 30th April. The returns indicate that the total yield of revenues from the sale of whisky, taxes, etc. will fact (sic) up for the year $505,474 as against $202,195 heretofore.

NOTICE – NON-RESIDENT 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 the 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.

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 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, June 28, 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

DAILY DOTTINGS Horse muzzles seem to be scarce in this market.

Two more weeks will see most of the crops laid by.

JUDGE COBB has just received a fresh assortment of goods.

Don’t fail to turn out to the public speaking on Saturday the 13th inst.

MR. GEORGE S. EARNEST will return to Vernon on or about the 19th inst.

MR. HUSE HANKINS presented us with a fine specimen of the tomato on yesterday.

MR. JAMES MIDDLETON is teaching a public school in the BICKERSTAFF neighborhood.

The Fourth was a lively day in town. No trade, but an abundance of the whoopee.

MR. GEORGE W. RUSH commenced his school at the old Academy building on Monday last.

PROFESSOR GILLHAM showed his patriotism on the Fourth by dismissing the High School.

T. B. NESMITH, Esq. and family off on a short visit to Winston and Lawrence counties.

The picnic to be held at Pine Springs on Saturday, the 13th promises to be unusually attractive.

The closing exhibition and exercises of the Vernon High School will take place upon the 18th and 19th insts.

MR. OE BURRIS, of the firm of BURRIS & BRO. Columbus, passed through town today on his way to Fayette. His lady accompanied him.

MR. DON ALDRIDGE called on us last week. DON looks somewhat worsted by his late severe sickness, but we are glad to learn has almost recovered.

The land sale in the matter of THOS MOLLOY vs SARAH A. and H. P. HAYS, advertised for Monday last is again postponed to the first Monday in August.

We enjoyed a rare treat of excellent peaches at MR. JAMES MIDDLETON on the Fourth. MR. MIDDLETON is first in the field with peaches this year, and as a grower of small fruits he has no superior.

MR. W. H. NEWTON, of Columbus advertises his marble yard in this issue. MR. NEWTON is one of the best workmen of his trade, and is very reliable and worthy of patronage. His prices are most reasonable, and in full keeping with the times.

The HON. WILLIS BREWER, Democratic nominee for Auditor of State and the HON. W. W. SCREWS, the nominee for Secretary of State will address their fellow citizens of Lamar County at Vernon, on Saturday the 13th day of July next, and at Fayette on Monday, the 15th.

We heard a man complaining this morning that the stores of Vernon were not stocked with such goods as the people in general want. We do not believe this. He is certainly a queer man to want something our merchants do not keep in their well filled places of business. We advise him to give them another call. Go to JESSE TAYLOR’S and we warrant he will furnish you an article that you very muchly need – a fine comb. He has some of those double back action, Rocky Mountain traveler overtakers, warranted to do the work every time. SUMMERS keeps the next most desirable article – a hair brush. After spending several hours putting to rights your matted locks with the article you purchased at Taylor’s, the brush, if applied right, will smooth the kinks out nicely. Then go to COBB’S and get you one of those large sized washing vessels – be sure and get the large sized one that will hold about three gallons of water – then give your person another annual scouring. If the dirt should not come off easily, apply a large quantity of powdered brick dust. MARLER has the next essential thing. Get about three of his splendid crash towels. Rub yourself thoroughly for about two days, and then, my dear friend, for the first time since you left the fostering care of your darling mamma, you will have become a changed man. Tell us that the stores of Vernon do not keep a full supply of goods.

ARTICLE – THE FOURTH – The 102nd anniversary of our country’s independence has come and gone and with it the grand picnic at Military Springs has lapsed into the past. This was the gayest and most festive celebration that occurred near here, and many of Vernon’s fair women and brave men availed themselves of this opportunity for a day of festivity in the green woods. Old Prob. was in a good humor, for never did the sun shine brighter than on this glorious Fourth day of July. Early in the day a large and orderly crowd had gathered at the grounds. Music, dancing and speaking was the programme. At twelve o’clock dinner was ready, and a more sumptuous repast than this was never spread ‘neath the foliage of the monarchs of the forest. The table was literally loaded down with everything good that the most exquisite taste could desire. After dinner came more speaking and dancing. Our venerable friend, COLONEL BROWN, held the large concourse of people in almost breathless silence listening to one of his inimitable speeches. He gave a short narrative of our forefathers, the hardships they underwent before and after the independence of this goodly land of the free and the home of the brave. About four o’clock the crowd began to disperse, all leaving with hearts overflowing with happiness as the result of the day’s sport. A noticeable fact one that can not be overlooked, that there was not an intoxicated person to be seen on or near the grounds during the whole day.

ARTICLE – ANOTHER – At MR. THOMAS MOLLOY’S, a few miles south of town, an enthusiastic lot of people had gathered to make merry eating fish and tripping the light fantastic toe to the time of good music. They had a general good time, and many are the encomiums we have heard expressed regarding MR. MOLLOY’S hospitality. All in all, the Fourth of July, AD 1878, was a grand and glorious one, and many hearts made happy by its coming will revert back to it in kindly remembrance, wishing that the Fourth just past gone is only like unto the many that are to come.

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

ADVERTISEMENT Employment for ladies and gentlemen at home. Our attention has been called to some new and labor saving cooking utensils recently invented. One of which, the Universal Weight and Measuring Utensil for weighing flour, sugar, and butter, and measuring molasses, milk and all kinds of liquids used in cooking, entirely superseding expensive scales. The Patent Centennial Cake Pan, the best and most convenient Cake Pan ever made, and which every housekeeper will have when they see its advantages over all others. Also, the Kitchen Gem, a plated wire boiler to hang inside of an ordinary pot, for boiling all kinds of vegetables, eggs, etc. which, when done, can be removed at once perfectly dry without lifting the heavy sooty pot off the stove. These goods are sold exclusively through agents to families, and offer a splendid opportunity to some reliable lady or gentleman canvasses of this county to secure the agency for a very profitable business. For terms, territory, etc. write to J. E. Brown & Co., No. 242 Elm Street, Cincinnati, O.

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

ADVERTISEMENT DR. G. C. BURNS Vernon, Ala., offers his Professional Services to the citizens of Vernon and vicinity.

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 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 October. 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 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.


THE VERNON PIONEER SID B. SMITH, M.D. – Editor and Publisher Friday July 5, 1878

JOKES – “PHUNNYGRAPHS” The Chinaman’s weak spot is white sugar. He’ll pass over jewelry to steal cut-loaf.

How is it engineers have a weigh of complaining about the scale on their boilers?

“Beauty and booty” was the cry of the young man, who kissed the young girl and was kicked by her father.

A St. Louis man will bet $500 that no human being has a soul. He images that a person’s soul should be visible as a red nose, and he has always resided in St. Louis

Two little girls were comparing progress in catechism study. “I have got to original sin” said one. “How far have you got?” “Oh, I’m beyond redemption” said the other little girl.

The editor of the Bangor Commercial says the word “girl” is not found in the Bible, which seems to show that he never read that blessed book.

An old Methodist preacher going around among the members of his congregation, came across an old lady in spectacles. “Do you love the Lord?” he asked. “Well, Parson, I ain’t got nothin” agin him.”

In Swedish Lapland the mosquitoes are the more veracious the further north you go, and a traveller says that they bit him “on the verge of the snow“ In New Jersey they generally bite you on the nap of the neck.

Mishaps will happen. A pious deacon of Newburg was recently praying when his elbows and head went through the bottom of the chair, and he was extricated with some difficulty. It must have been a rush bottomed chair.

A Nebraska saloon keeper became so affected by the temperance agitation that he promised to reform; so he put out a sign “Owing to the cause of reform all fifteen cent drinks will hereafter be sold for ten cents.

“Oh, here’s a red car!” exclaimed a southern Illinois youth at a recent corn husking bee, “and there’s another!” replied the pretty girl at his side as she gave him a stinging box alongside the head when he tried to kiss her.

An exchange says that stoves are a modern invention and that Franklin was one of their earlies advocates. (sic) He evidently does not know that one hundred and fifty years before that the Pilgrims had a ship stove on a rock at Monhegan.

The rising youth feels the need of an Invention that will instantaneously absorb a lighted cigar, and save him the trouble and danger of putting it in his coat pocket when he unexpectedly meets either of his parents.

A shoemaker with one eye complained that one of his lamps did not burn. One of his shopmates, who is a genuine son of the Emerald Isle, with astonishment exclaimed, “Faith what do you want with two lamps? You haven’t but one eye?”

“Yes, gentlemen, certainly, of course,” said a polite clothier, :if you want a pair of pants, step right into my pantry; if a vest, walk right into my vestry; and if a coat – here, Jacob, show these in the coterie. This way, this way, gentlemen.

Paul Aprill, of New York, was arrested for obtaining a valuable clock from Lizze Kratzy, under false pretenses. It was rather an unreasonable spectacle to see Aprill March to a police court under the care of an August policeman.

His wife caught him with his arms around the hired girl’s neck but his courage, even in this trying extremity, never forsook him. “I suspected some one of stealing the whisky on the preserves, Jane, for some time and you know her breath would have told if she was the guilty party.”

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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