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VERNON CLIPPER FRIDAY, AUGUST 8, 1879
ANNOUNCEMENT Mr. W. T. COOPER, of Aberdeen, is authorized to receive and receipt for subscriptions, and to make contracts for the CLIPPER.
POEM - THE MODEL SUBSCRIBER
“Good morning, sir; Mr. Editor, how are your folks today7? I owe for your next year’s paper; I thought I’d come and pay. And Jones is goin’ to take it, and this is his money here; I shut down lendin’ to him, and then coaxed him to try it for a year. And here is a few items that happened last week in our town; I thought they’d look good for the paper, and so I just jotted ‘em down. A here’s a bushel of russets my wife picked expressly for you; And a small bunch of flowers from Jennie, She thought she must do something too. You’re doin’ the politics bully, as all our family agree; Just keep your old goose quill a flappin’ and give them a good one for me. And now you are cuck full of business, and I won’t be takin’ your time, I’ve things of my own I must ‘tend to – good day, sir, I believe I will climb.
The editor sat in his sanctum, and brought down his fist with a thump, “God bless that old farmer!” he muttered, “He’s a regular jolly trump.” And ‘tis this with our noble profession, and thus it will ever be still; There are some who appreciate its labor, and some perhaps never will. But in the great time that is coming, when Gabriel’s trumpet shall sound, And they who have labored and rested shall come from the quivering ground; And they who have striven and suffered to teach and ennoble the race, Shall march to the front of the column, each one in his God-given place; As they march through the gates of the City, with proud victorious tread, The editor and his assistants will not be far from the head.
LOCAL We received a call on Thursday morning from HON. WM. A. MUSGROVE, of Mont. Calmn.
DR. R. D. REDDEN of Comanche, Texas, is visiting relatives and his many friends in this county. Also MR. J. F. HARRIS of same place.
DR. J. D. RUSH and wife of Columbus, Miss., is spending a day or two with his father, MR. PHILIP RUSH.
The popular house of LOUIS ROY of Aberdeen, having bought an immense stock of dry goods before the rise in prices, is offering to his numerous friends and customers, good ten percent cheaper than any house in Aberdeen.
HON. WM. G. LITTLE, Senator from Sumter County, and President of the Senate, died in Pickens on the 24th inst.
DR. R. P. GRIFLIN of Walker Co, was attacked recently by one negro POTTS, and came very near being murdered with a dull pocket knife. The Dr. had refused the negro medicine, at which he became incensed.
Parker’s Santonine Worm Lozenges – the best, purest, and safest worm medicine in the world, at W. L. MORTON & BRO. – Buy non but Parker’s Lozenges. Children love them, and cry for them.
The new Postal Law in relation to the prepayment of postage went into effect on Sunday. Heretofore all letters insufficiently stamped were sent to their destination, and the amount due was collected -----to whom the letters. ------Under the new ------are required to -------not fully ------or additional -----as the “postage-------and to send to the office ----letter is to be delivered a bill for the amount of stamps advanced. The postmaster receiving such letters and bills returns the amount to the forwarding postmasters, and collects the amount from the receiver of the letter. – [N. Y. Sun.
Quite a number of friends and subscribers to the CLIPPER have been in this week, but for want of space we omit names; suffice it to say they are always welcome.
MRS. BECKWITH of Columbus, is visiting relatives near town.
Three wholesale Commercial men in town this week. They had “big” trun – k – s.
New Orleans is said to be perfectly healthy, and not a case of yellow fever in the city.
Preaching in the Court House on ---night last by two Mormon sisters.
JAS. STANDING, a Mormon preacher was killed by a mob in Catoosa County, on the 21st ult.
See ad of Nathan Bros. They are reliable. Give them a call.
MRS. MOLLIE HUGHES, wife of THOMAS HUGHES of this county, died on the 28th of July. Deceased leaves a family of five children, the youngest an infant only two weeks old. MRS. HUGHES, who was a daughter of REV. R. D. BOLIN of Lamar, was a very estimable lady beloved by all who knew her. The proceedings of the August meeting of the Marion County Teacher’s Institute will be furnished for publication next week. Heavy rains have fallen throughout this section during the past week, and the farmers are apprehensive that they will injure the cotton crop. THOMAS CARPENTER and his son have been, for several weeks, on a visit to their friends and relatives in Georgia. Three arrests for perjury were made in the Barnesville Beat last week, but as the parties have not yet had an examination we withheld their names, because it may turn out on investigation that the charges are groundless. Some of the people of that section seem to be in a condition of chronic unhappiness anyhow.
We have several pieces of poetry which will appear next week.
TUSKALOOSA FEMALE COLLEGE – ALONZO HILL, A. M. President. This Institution for the education of young ladies. Professional teachers in every Department. Terms moderate. Correspondence solicited. For Catalogues apply to the President at Tuskaloosa, Ala.
ADVERTISEMENT Go to W. L. MORTON & Bro. for Cuban Chill Tonic , the Great West Indies Fever, and Ague Remedy, a great remedy from Cuba, guaranteed to cure Chills and Fevers, Biliousness and Liver Complaint, every ----. Try it. Cheap and Safe – the best medicine in the world.
SHERIFF’S SALE By virtue of an order of sale issued by W. G. MIDDLETON, Clerk of Circuit Court of Lamar County, Ala to me directed, which execution is in favor of LEVI NORTHINGTON, and against J. M. RAY and others. I will offer for sale for cash at the Court House door of said county on the first Monday in September next, it being the first day of said month., the following real estate to wit: S ½ of N E ¼ & N E ¼ of NE ¼ Sec 35, and W ½ of SW ¼ Sec 36, T 12 R 16, levied on as the property of G. J. NICHOLS , also the W ½ of SW ¼ Sec 13, NE ¼ NE ¼ Sec 15 and E ½ of SE ¼ Sec 21, NE ¼ Sec 28 T 12 R 16, levied on as the property of W. T. EVANS, and will be sold to satisfy said execution in my hands. Sale within the usual hours. This the 1st day of August, 1879. D. J. LACY, Sheriff
ADVERTISEMENT Why will you suffer with a shaking Chill or burning fever? Two doses of Cuban Chill Tonic, the Great West Indies Fever and Ague Remedy, will stop the chills, while one bottle will break them up for years. Try it at W. L. MORTON & BRO.
ADVERTISEMENT As LOUIS ROY is selling more goods than any house in Aberdeen, he can on that account sell ten percent cheaper than any other house in the place.
ADVERTISEMENT Cuban Chill Tonic, the Great West Indies Fever and Ague Remedy, a New and great medicine for Chills, Fever, Billiousness and Liver complaint, at W. L. MORTON & BRO.
NOTICE – The following is a list of the Grand and Petit Jurors, for the Fall Term 1879 of the Circuit Court of Lamar County:
GRAND JURY. W. T. MARLER, W. A. TURNER, ELISHA ROBERTSON, WALSON BROWN, M. L. DAVIS, W. M. STONE, T. L. CREW, MILTON BLOODWORTH, B. M. MOLLOY, S. G. YOUNG, B. L. BALKNER, M. A. TAGGART, MM. MCCULLOUGH, J. H. COOPER, H. W. MILLER.
PETIT JURY, NO 1 L. M. WOFFORD, JONATHAN HOLLIS, W. L. PERKINS, J. F. COLLINS, MORDIS TRIM, ROBERT WILSON, W. M. MOLLOY, G. W. WESTBROOKS, G. W. METCLAFE, H. C. HARRIS, G. R. TURMAN, G. E. BANKHEAD
PETIT JURY NO 2 JNO. T. HILL, A. L. BOX, NAPOLEON JORDAN, G. R. LOFTIS, T. F. SAVAGE, J. W. MCCOLLOUGH, B. F. REED, W. M. MOORE, ALFRED BLAKENEY, BLUFORD MCDANIEL, D. A. SMITH, R. C. STACY. - ALEX. COBB, J. P. - D. J. LACY, Sheriff - W. G. MIDDLETON, C. C. C.
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION LAND OFFICE AT HUNTSVILLE, ALA. JULY 16, 1879 Notice is hereby given that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make final proof in support of his claim, and secure final entry thereof at the expiration of thirty days from the date of this notice, viz: JESSE M. STANFORD for the E ½ SW ¼ and NW ¼ SE ¼ Sec 25 T 13 R 15 W and names the following as his witnesses, viz: JOHN B. TAYLOR, of Lamar County, and JOHN T. NOLEN of Lamar County. - JOHN M. CROSS, Register
ADVERTISEMENT Remember when you visit Aberdeen, to go to the house of LOUIS ROY and examine his stock. That popular house has a great name for integrity and honesty, and never uses humbug. Every article of dry goods, shoes and boots, clothing, hats and fancy goods is fresh, and warranted to give satisfaction.
SCHOOL NOTICE The undersigned has taken charge of the HICKORY GROVE ACADEMY in Lamar County, Alabama, and will teach for a term of three scholastic months at the price of $1.50 per scholar per month. All the English branches will be taught. Said academy is located some ten miles south of Vernon in a fine healthy neighborhood, surrounded with good society and churches. Board can be had in the vicinity at from $7 to $8 per month, including lodging, washing, lights, etc. A. B. SEAY, Principal.
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF U. S. MAILS The Columbus Mail by way of Caledonia arrives Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays at 11 o’clock a.m. Leave same days at 1 p.m. FAYETTE MAIL Arrived on Wednesday and Saturday at 12 p.m. and leaves same days at 1 p.m. MOUNT CALM MAIL Leaves Wednesday at 7 a.m. arrives Thursday at 2 p.m. PIKEVILLE MAIL Arrives Fridays at 6 p.m., leaves Saturdays at 6 a.m. SCHEDULE OF MOBILE & OHIO R. R. Train leaves 6:30 am Train arrives 9:30 am Train leaves 3:20 pm Train arrives 6:30 pm Train goes through to Starkville on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Leaves Aberdeen going South at 4 o’clock p.m., returns at 8 p.m. Leaves Aberdeen going North at 7 o’clock a.m., return at 11 o’clock a.m.
ADVERTISEMENT R. A. HONEA & SON, Wholesale and retail dealers in staple and fancy groceries, Aberdeen, Miss. We would respectfully inform our friends, and the public generally, that we are at our old Stand next door to J. W. ECKFORD & Bro. (Old Presbyterian Block) and have in store and will keep constantly on hand a large and well selected stock of staple and fancy groceries. Bagging and ties, corn, oats, wheat bran, &c., which we will sell at rock bottom figures for cash. R. F. RAY, of Detroit, Ala. is salesman.
SCHOOL NOTICE BUTTAHATCHIE MALE AND FEMALE SEMINARY Monroe County, Miss. (nine miles west of Moscow, Ala.) The first session of this Institution will open on the 3rd Monday in June 1879, and continue 4 scholastic months. Board, including washing, lights, etc. from $1.50 to $5 per month. Tuition $1.50 to $2.00, $2.50 and $2.75 per month of 20 days. For particulars address the Principal. B. H. WILDERSON. Moscow, Lamar Co., Ala.
ADVERTISEMENT The American Centennial Cement. One of the most perfect and absolutely the best cement ever offered the public, is now being manufactured by A. A. SUMMERS and W. T. MARLER of this place, and for sale in every store in town. The Greatest Invention of the Age. No carpenter, farmer, blacksmith, printer, merchant, or other person who does anything at all, or has it done, can afford to do without this wonderful invention; it is convenient for its utility in every walk of life. Nothing will compare with it in mending broken Glass ware, crockery, china, wood, leather, ivory, shells, bone, and in fact every thing coming in contact with it, is firmly and imperceptibly sealed inseparably. We desire to place a bottle in the house of every family in the country. Will sell as wholesale or retail rates. For terms apply to A. A. SUMMERS, W. T. MARLER, Vernon, Alabama.
ADVERTISEMENT Use This Brand. Church % Co.’s Soda. Trade mark Registered February 12, 1878. Arm with Hammer Brand. Chemically Pure. Full Weight, Full Strength, Purest, and Best. Best in the world and better than any salarafus. One teaspoonful of this soda used with sour milk equals four teaspoons of the best baking powder, saving twenty times its cost. See package for valuable information. If the teaspoonful is too large and does not produce good results at first, use less afterwards.
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DIRECTORY – CUT OUT
Masonic: Vernon, Lodge No. 389, meets on the 1st Saturday of each month, at 7 p.m.
PROFESSIONAL CARDS. FRANCIS JUSTICE, Attorney at Law and Solicitor in Chancery, Pikeville, Marion Co., Alabama Will practice in all the Courts of the 3rd Judicial District.
SAMUEL J. SHIELDS, Attorney at Law and Solicitor in Chancery, Vernon, Ala., Will practice in the counties of Lamar, Fayette, Marion, and the Courts of the 3rd Judicial District.
JNO. D. MCCLUSKY, Attorney at Law and Solicitor in Chancery, Vernon, Ala. Will practice in the counties of Lamar, Fayette, Marion, and the Courts of the 3rd Judicial Circuit. Special attention given to the collection of claims, and matters of administration.
GEORGE 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. S. EARNEST GEO. S. EARNEST. Attorneys at Law and Solicitors in Chancery, Birmingham & Vernon, Ala. Will practice in the Counties of this Judicial Circuit.
NESMITH & SANFORD. T. B. NESMITH, Vernon, Ala. JOHN B. SANFORD, Fayette C. H. Attorneys at Law. Partners in the Civil practice in the counties of Fayette and Lamar. Will practice separately in the adjoining counties. THOS. B. NESMITH. Solicitor for the 3rd Judicial Circuit. Vernon, Lamar Co., Ala.
MEDICAL DR. W. L. MORTON & BRO., M. W. MORTON, W. L. MORTON Physicians and Surgeons. Vernon, Lamar Co., Ala. Tender their professional services to the citizens of Lamar and adjacent county. Thankful for patronage heretofore extended, we hope to merit a respectable share in the future. Drug Store.
DR. G. C. BURNS. Vernon, Ala., Offers his Professional Services to the citizens of Vernon and vicinity.
ADVERTISEMENT Subscribe for the CLIPPER. ADVERTISMENT ALEXANDER COBB & SON, Dealers in ready made clothing, dress goods, jeans, domestics, calicoes, silks, satins, millinery, embroidery, notice, &c. Hats, caps, boots, shoes, saddles, bridles, leather, &c. Tin, wooden, Hard and glass wares, crockery, &c. Salt, flour, meal, bacon, lard, soda, coffee, molasses, &c. Snuff and tobacco. Irish potatoes. Parties owing us will please come forward and settle up their accounts. Any of our friends who have traded with us liberally in the past can get any of the above mentioned goods at LOW prices for cash. We return thanks to our friends for the liberal patronage they have given us and hope they will continue the same.
ADVERTISEMENT W. H. NEWLON. COLUMBUS MARBLE WORKS. Tombstones, monuments, cenotaphs, etc. Made to order of fine marble or stone and in the best style of art. Orders for all kinds of stone work respectfully solicited. Prices reasonable and satisfaction given. Prompt attention to orders from a distance.
ADVERTISEMENT Bring your job printing to the CLIPPER. We print all kinds of blanks, deeds, mortgages, law briefs, cards, tags, circulars, bill heads, letter heads, note heads, statements, poster work. We propose to do all kinds of job printing as neat and as cheap as any city, either North or South, and our work is equal to any. When you want any kind of job printing done, please don’t fail to examine our specimens before going elsewhere. Blank Waive (sic) Notes for sale at this Office.
To Corespondents. All communications for this paper should be accompanied by the name of the author; not necessarily for publication, but as an evidence of good faith on the part of the writer. Write only on one side of the paper. Be particularly careful in giving names and dates to have the letters and figures plain and distinct. Proper names are often difficult to decipher, because of the careless manner in which they are written.
POEM – WHITE CLOVER – by Dora Read Goodale, in Sunday Afternoon
The distant hills the long day thro’ Have fainted in a haze of blue; The sun has been a burning fire, The day has been a warm desire, But all desire is over.
The lights are fading from the west, The night has brought a dreamy rest, And deep in yonder wood is heard The sudden singing of a bird, While here an evening wind has stirred A slope set thick with clover.
The fields have lost their lingering light, The path is dusty thro’ the night – The clover is too sweet to lose Her fragrance with the gathering dews, The skies are warm above her.
The cricket pipes his song again, The cows are waiting in the lane, The shadows fall adown the hill, And silent is the whip-poor-will, But thro’ the summer twilight still You smell the milk-white clover.
The glory of the day has ceased, The moon has risen in the east, The distant hills, the meadow near, Are bathed in moonlight, soft and clear, That veils the landscape over.
And born of rare and strange perfume, Pure as the clover’s odorous bloom, Dear hopes, that are but half confessed, Dim thought and longings fill the breast Till lost again in deeper rest Among the blossomed clover.
POEM – ONE IN A THOUSAND “She’s one in a thousand.” said old farmer Grey. As he waded knee-deep in the sweet-scented hay. “You won’t fnd her like, marm, From here to the town – That woman out there In the calico gown.
“If you could have seen her That morning in May, When I stopped at her father’s And took her away – A likely young bride, marm, So blooming and fair, And ‘clipper’ as that little lamb Frisking there!
“When first we were married, And all for my sake,” (And here the old farmer Leaned hard on his rake,) “She gave up her music And gave up her books – No nonsense about her You know by here looks!”
“And if you should lose her?” I ventured to say. The old farmer sighed, And looked down at his day. “Twould nigh break my heart!” He replied with a tear; “As now help’s uncommonly High about here!”
SHORT STORY – AN OLD FASHIONED GHOST – from Youth’s Companion “Table-tippings and nonsense! Pooh!” said Aunt Patty. “I can tell you a great deal better ghost story than that. When I was young they had the real thing – ghosts in winding sheets!” “Oh, did they? And did you see one?” asked both her nieces at once; and both alighted like two robins on the seats nearest Aunt Patty. “There, don’t press so close! You are not deaf, I suppose?” said the spinster, going on laboriously with her darning. It was the quaintest of old fashioned rooms where they sat. The floor was covered with white, sparkling sand, according to a custom inherited from “old colony days”, and the walls were stained a dull red. Antique chests of drawers, filled with mysterious treasures, stood on both sides of the room, and in the corner ticked the tall, ancient clock – solemnly, as became a sentinel who had called the “All’s well!” of the hours to a dead generation. Large vine leaves fluttered at the open windows: “roses in at the lattice yearned a tip-toe, and good morrow bade;” sweet throats sang in the high maples that threw their greenness in over the dull red. “Well, about the ghost? You have not told us,” said Irene, eager-eyed and impatient. “Did you see it?” asked Eunie. Aunt Patty pursed her mouth. “Well, no.” she said, “but I can tell you who did.” “Who then, Aunt Patty?” said both at once. “It was a young man who was engaged to Mrs. Bill Bradley, our neighbor. Don’t you ever tell of it, girls. The young man’s name was Huntoon, John Huntoon, and he lived over here in Eastfield. Mrs. Bradley wasn’t the queer thing then that she is now, but full of life, merry as a cricket, and handsome as a wax doll. She was brought up in Deacon Huntoon’s family – he was John’s father, the Deacon was – and she was engaged to John before his mother died. But Mrs. Deacon Huntoon died when Lyddy (that’s Mrs. Bradley’s name) was 18. Before Lyddy and John were quite ready to marry, the Deacon himself took a second wife, and it was the Widow Crane of Dorset. She was one of your high-feeling dames, and she told John one day that she was surprised to see him so taken up with that girl when he could do so much better for himself. But John said that he was doing as well as he wanted to, and went off whistling ‘Hail Columbia.’ She said something again to the same purport, but here the Deacon interfered, and told his wife that John’s mother approved the match when she was alive, and that John thought the world of his mother, and she’d better let it drop. “Is that the case?” said she that had been the Widow Crane of Dorset, as serene as the moon and smooth as deep water. “Is that the case? I thought his mother could not have been aware of the attachment. Well, she must have known Lyddy, so doubtless it is all right.” “She could put on the most graceful way you ever saw, and now she began to make a deal of Lyddy, and treated her like a London doll, and John was pleased enough with the change. “Well, things went on so for some time. Lyddy was spinning and weaving liner (for girls had to make their own outfits out of the flax in those days), making it up into sheets and pillow-beers, and piecing her bed-quilts as merry as a lark. It had got to be October, and they were to be married on Thanksgiving Day evening. “All at once John grew so melancholy that every body noticed it. He looked like death whenever he saw Lyddy, and avoided her all he could. She had gone away from the Deacon’s by then. “Finally, John let it drop that he’d seen a ghost, and that was all they could get out of him. She that had been the Widow Crane of Dorset took his part, and said they shouldn’t tease him, and she coaxed and fussed over him, and was always getting him something good to eat, but he still looked as though his heart was broken. “One Sunday morning the whole village of Eastfield was thrown into some astonishment by seeing a notice on the meeting house door that intentions of marriage between John Huntoon and Hannah Crane were hereby made public. “I haven’t told you that the Widow Crane had a daughter, but she had. “Lyddy was just about frantic and she wouldn’t go to the Deacon’s to ask about the publishment, and Huntoon didn’t seem to dare to go to see her, and as soon as could be after the publishment, he was married to Hannah Crane. “A spiritless thing was Hannah, completely under her mother’s thumb. “One day, when Lyddy was wandering about, half crazy, she came upon John Huntoon, sitting on a log in the woods, with his head on his hands. She was so startled that she screamed the least bit, and he looked up. “Oh, Lyddy,” he groaned, “don’t come here! Nobody was ever so wretched as I am!” “Why wretched?” said Lyddy, with some pride. “You’ve got the girl you wanted, and a rich one instead of a poor one.” “Don’t say that,” said John. “I did not dare do any thing different. Stop, I will tell you all about it. One evening I went to bed a happy man, and in the morning – I wonder my hair hadn’t all turned gray! Lyddy, I saw my mother in the night!” “Oh, John!” screamed Lyddy. “Yes,’ he went on; ‘it was a half moony, half cloudy night. I saw that when I blew out my candle. All at once, I waked with a start. There were three distinct raps on my head-board, and the clock immediately struck 12. Then there was a sound of something trailing along the floor. I had the horrors, but I wouldn’t cover my face, as I was tempted. I thought I’d face it out. All at once I saw a ghost standing at the foot of my bed. It was wrapped in a sheet, and had its eyes shut, and was as pale as a corpse. Then it spoke, and said – “I am your mother. I couldn’t rest on account of the mistake I had made. I see now it was wrong in me to encourage your marrying Lyddy. It is a comfort to me that your father married as he has, and now you must promise me to give up Lyddy, and marry Hannah Crane. I see things from a different standpoint now, and what I tell you is best. You will not have my blessing unless you do this. Promise me you will.” “These were her very words, as near as I can remember, and I lay awake all night thinking them over. I was covered with a cold perspiration, and was ready to faint, and I just gasped out that I would do as she said. So I had to have Hannah. But I never shall be happy.’ “Well, Lyddy lost her senses after that, and though she recovered and married Mr. Bradley, she has always been queer. There is a real ghost story for you.” “I don’t believe it was a ghost at all,” said Eunie. “What was it, then?” asked Aunt Patty, with a twinkle in her sly black eyes. “What is a ghost?” “A ghost is a spirit,” said Irene, with an air of an oracle. “To be sure, and this was a spirit.” “I thought it was that Widow Crane, making believe she was a spirit,” said Eunie. “She was a spirit, and a very deceitful one, clad in flesh and bones. Yes, you are right. She confessed it on her death-bed, after having made two if not three people miserable by it. The ghost of that night haunted her conscience till she died. Now don’t you tell it, girls.”
ARTICLE – RUSSIA AND THE DESTUCTIVE BEETLE Russia has many and varied troubles. It is estimated that the cattle plaque will inflict a loss of $24,000,000 upon the empire this year, and millions of bushels of wheat are being destroyed annually by a small beetle, for whose destructiveness no sufficient check has yet been found. As an inducement to the people to destroy the insect, a reward was offered for every quart of them that were brought in, dead or alive: but $8,000,000 has been expended in this way without effect.
DOMESTIC ECONOMY – PICKLING BEANS – Boil the beans until half cone for table use. Pack in small jars, and cover with salted vinegar. The wax or butter bean is best for pickling.
DARK STEAMED PUDDING – To be steamed 3 hours. 1 cup molasses, 1 of sweet milk, 2 of butter, 4 of flour, 1 teaspoon soda, ¾ cup of fruit and spice to taste. To be eaten with sour sauce.
STEWED SQUASH – Pare, slice, lay in cold water 15 minutes. Cook tender in boiling water, salted, drain well and mash with pepper, salt and butter, pressing out all the water.
KING’S PUDDING – Beat 6 eggs, add 1 quart of sweet milk, 1 pound white sugar, 1 dozen soda crackers, 4 large apples cut in this slices, a little salt and spice to taste; bake 2 hours.
STEWED TOMATOES WITH ONIONS – Loosen the tomato skin with boiling water. Peel and slice them and put into a saucepan with a sliced onion, a good piece of butter, pepper, salt, and a little sugar. Stew gently for ½ hour.
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ORANGE ICE – Juice of 6 oranges and grated peel of 3; juice of 2 lemons; squeeze out every drop of juice, and let the grated peel steep in juice 1 hour; strain well through a fine cotton cloth, mix in 1 pint of sugar, then 1 pint of water. Freeze as you would ice cream.
GOOSEBERRY TART – Top and tail a quart of green gooseberries. Put into a tin or porecelain saucepan with enough water to prevent burning, and stew slowly until they break, stirring often. Sweeten abundantly and set by to cook. When cold pour into a pie-dish lined with puff paste, cover with a top crust and bake in a good oven. Eat cold bu fresh, with powdered sugar sifted over the top.
FRENCH CREAM CAKE – Boil scant pint of milk, take 2 eggs and 2 tablespoonfuls corn-starch, dissolved in a little milk; when the milk boils, stir this in slowly with a scant cup of sugar, 1 tablespoonful of butter and 2 teaspoonfuls essence of lemon. Make a cake of 3 eggs, 1 cup of sugar, 1 ½ cups flour, 2 teaspoonfuls baking powder and 2 tablespoonfuls water. Bake in 3 layers, and while warm spread with the cream.
BAKED TOMATO PUDDING – Take a deep pudding dish, and butter the inside of it well; first put in a large layer of bread crumbs, then a layer of peeled sliced tomatoes, then a small onion cut very thin; dredge on a little flour, salt and pepper and lay a few small bits of butter over it, proceed in this way until they dish is filled, having a layer of bread-crumbs, pepper, salt and butter on top; put it in the over, keep it covered with a tin plate for 1 hour, then remove the plate and let it brown slowly; the oven must not be too hot; it will take 2 hours to bake.
ICE CREAM WITHOUT A FREEZER – Beat the yolks of 8 eggs very light, and add thereto 4 cups sugar and stir well. Add to this, little by little, 1 quart rich milk that has been heated almost to boiling, bearing all the while; then put in the whites of 8 eggs beaten to a stiff froth. Then boil the mixture in a pail set inside another containing hot water. Boil about 15 minutes or until it is as thick as a boiled custard, stirring steadily meanwhile. Pour into a bowl to cool. When quite cold, beat into it 3 pints of rich sweet cream and 5 teaspoonfuls of vanilla, or such other flavoring as you prefer. Put it into a pail having a close-fitting cover and pack in pounded ice and salt – rock salt, not the common kind. When packed, before putting the ice on top of the cover, beat the custard as you would batter, for 5 minutes steady; then put on the cover, put the ice and salt over it and cover the whole with a thick mat, blanket or carpet, and let it stand for an hour. Do not let the salt get inside, or it will spoil the cream. Carefully uncover and scrape from the bottom and sides of the pail, the thick coating of frozen custard, making every particle clear, and beat again hard until the custard is a smooth, half congealed paste. Do this thoroughly. Put on the cover, ice, salt and blanket, and leave it for 5 or 6 hours, replenishing the ice and salt if necessary.
CHERRY PUDDING – Take 1 pound of cherries, remove the pits, lay them in a hair sieve, place the sieve over an earthen dish to collect the juice; sprinkle over them ½ pound of sugar. In the morning make a rich batter of eggs, milk and flour, stir in the cherries, without the juice; it will take 1 hour to bake, or 2 to boil. When ready, beat the juice with butter and sugar, and use it as sauce for the pudding.
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ARTICLE - HOW A TORNADO LOOKS – from Springfield (Mass) Republican The storm in its progress afforded phenomenal spectacles, bringing to the mind as it was seen approaching the sand-storms of the great deserts. Afar off it lifted great clouds of sand far up the sky, underneath rain clouds of ominous darkness. The advance of the sand shower down Main Street was as if a great fog-bank turned to earth and was rolling down a close-shut valley, whose hills were of brick. At 400 feet distant it was solid, blotting out the street behind it. It was while this lasted that the wind was from all quarters of the northern sky at once, wrought most fiercely, swaying, twisting and tearing asunder trees, and driving light things before it with such swiftness that they could scarcely be distinguished. This sand shower lasted some seven minutes before a drop of rain came, and could be seen rushing down the street as the water followed above. Seen thus from behind, the whirling, rolling movement of the air currents was palinly discernible. Then came the rain in tremendous dashes and drifts, with almost clear spaces between; striking and hurling from the corners of the tall blocks with living force, and flung among the rocking tree-tops like masses of heavy mist, or as clouds look, blown down the steep sides of forests when the mountains echo to the thunder. The lightening here shot but pale gleams through the heavy gray waters – only enough to increase the strangeness of the scene.
ARTICLE – A QUEER PET – from Virginia (Nev.) Enterprise Tom Jackson of this city has a trained horned toad, which is quite a curiosity. It is as tame as a kitten and in a quiet way is full of fun. Mrs. Jackson has trained the little fellow to stand erect on his hind feet, to stand on his head – steadying himself with his forepaws – to turn over on his back and sham dead, and to do quite a number of similar tricks. Tom says he thinks she will soon have the toad trained to play the jewsharp quite as well as the average Piute musician. The toad is fed on flies and similar insects, but it is also very fond of milk, which it drinks from a spoon. Although always called a horned-toad or horned-frog in this country, the little beast is a lizard. Naturalists call it an iguanian lizard of the genus phrynosoma. Our mountaineers, who are often as close observers of every living thing met with in the wilds as any naturalist, speak of a thing characteristic of the horned-toad that we have never seen mentioned by any of the scientists. It is that when the female is teased by a dog it ejects two small streams or slender threads of blood – at least a red liquid resembling blood. The liquid is spurted to the distance of nearly two feet and with considerable force. The liquid is evidently provided the little animal as a means of defense against foxes, wolves, and such animals, and whatever may be its nature it renders a dog very uncomfortable in the region of the stomach. One dose of it satisfies his curiosity.
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ADVERTISEMENT DR. CLARK JOHNSON’S INDIAN BLOOD SYRUP. Cures dyspepsia. Cures liver disease. Laboratory, 77 W. 3d. St., New York City. Late of Jersey City. Cures fever and ague. Cures scrofula and skin disease. Cures biliousness. Cures heart disease. Cures rheumatism and dropsy. Cures nervous debility. Trademark (picture of an Indian). The best remedy known to man! Dr. Clark Johnson having associated himself with Mr. Edwin Eastman, an escaped convict, long a slave to Wakametkla, the medicine man of the Commanches, is now prepared to lend his aid in the introduction of the wonderful remedy of that tribe. The experience of Mr. Eastman being similar to that of Mrs. Chas. Jones and son, of Washington County, Iowa, an account of whose sufferings were thrillingly narrated in the New York Herald of Dec 15, 1878, the facts of which are so widely known, and so nearly parallel, that but little mention of Mr. Eastman’s experiences will be given here. They are, however, published in a neat volume of 300 pages, entitled “Seven and Nine Years Among the Commanches and Apaches: of which mention will be made hereafter. Suffice it to say that for several years Mr. Eastman, while a captive, was compelled to gather the roots, gums, barks, herbs, and berries of which Wakemetkla’s medicine was made, and is still prepared to provide the same materials for the successful introduction of the medicine to the world; and assures the public that the remedy is the same now as when Wakametkla compelled him to make it. (Picture of another Indian) Wakametkla, the Medicine Man. Cures female diseases. Cures dyspepsia. Cures constipation. Cures humors in the blood. Cures coughs and colds. Cures indigestion. Nothing has been added to the medicine and nothing has been taken away. It is without doubt the best purifier of the blood and renewer of the system ever known to man. This syrup possesses varied properties. It acts upon the liver. It acts upon the kidneys. It regulates the Bowels. It purifies the Blood. It quiets the Nervous system. It promotes digestion. It nourishes, strengthens and invigorates. It carries off the old blood and makes new. It opens the pores of the skin, and induces healthy perspiration. It neutralizes the hereditary taint or poison in the blood, which generates Scrofula, Erysipelas and all manner of skin diseases and internal humors. There are no spirits employed in its manufacture, and it can be taken by the most delicate babe, or by the aged and feeble, care only being required in attention to directions. (Picture of another Indian) Edwin Eastman in Indian Costume. A correct likeness of Mr. Edwin Eastman after being branded by the Indians in 1860. Seven and Nine Years among the Commanches and Apaches. A neat volume of 300 pages being a simple statement of the horrible facts connected with the sad massacre of a helpless family and the captivity, tortures and ultimate escape of its two surviving members. For sale by our--------Price. $1.00. The incidents of the massacre, briefly------distributed by agents, free of charge ----. Mr. Eastman, being almost -----engaged in gathering and curing-----the medicine is composed, the -----ment devolves upon Dr. John------been called, and is known as ------Dr. Clark Johnson’s Indian Blood Syrup. Price of Large Bottles----- Price of small bottles------ Read the voluntary testimonials of those who have been cured by the use of -----Blood Syrup in you own ------. Testimonials of Cures. DYSPEPSIA AND INDIGESTION. Greensburg, St. Helena County, Ia. Dear Sir: This is to certify that after trying various kinds of medicine in vain for dyspepsia and indigestion, I got some of you wonderful Indian Blood Syrup, which I took according to directions and was greatly benefited thereby. It is an excellent remedy. Chas. A. Dyson. A WONDERFUL CURE. Fisherville, Merrimack Co., N. H. May 11, 1879. Dear Sir: - This is to certify that after trying your Indian Blood Syrup for rheumatism, neuralgia and liver complaint, and have never been troubled since. I never knew a well day before I took your medicine. Mrs. H. Knowlton. LIVER COMPLAINT. Brookhaven, Lincoln County, Miss. Dear Sir – This is to certify that I have used some of the Indian Blood Syrup for disease of the liver and have been very much benefited thereby. I can recommend it to all similarly affected. A. O. Cox, Sheriff. FOR BRONCHITIS. Lentzville, Limestone County, Ala. Feb 15, 1879. 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