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THE VERNON COURIER
ALEX A. WALL, Editor and Publisher
VERNON, LAMAR CO, ALA.
FRIDAY, January 6, 1888
Vol. II, No. 31
ONE DOLLAR A YEAR
The Florence Wave very correctly remarks: ……
Meridian, Miss.Information has been received from Smith County that Mrs.
Fannie Husbands, while traveling to her brother’s house, some miles from her
own home, was assaulted by a negro and robbed. After committing the robbery
the negro cut out the lady’s tongue.Mrs. Husbands recognized the negro, and
wrote his name so he would be arrested. The husband of the unfortunate lady is
a man of considerable means, and it is supposed the negro though his victim
had money with her.
BOTH DUELISTS KILLED – (Farmersville, La)
(Letter to teachers from B. H. Wilkerson – but its cut off and can’t be read
AN INCIDENT OF THE WAR – (marriage and death of Annie, daughter of Gov.
HAY FOR HOGS
EGGS – HOW INCREASED
TO TEST THE HEATLH OF A HORSE OR COW
KEEP THE FARM TOOLS SHARP
DR. R. L. BRADLEY, Dental Surgeon.Vernon, Alabama. Tenders his professional
services to the citizens of Lamar and adjacent counties. All work neatly
executed, and satisfaction guaranteed; but in no case will responsibility for
breaks, warps or shrinkage be assured. Positively no work done on time, unless
a satisfactory note be given. Grateful for the liberal patronage extended
heretofore. Hope to merit a continuance of the same.
We again offer our Warehouse for the Storage of Cotton for the season
of 1887-88 and our facilities are unsurpassed by any other warehouse in this
city for handling and storing cotton.
Our camping house and stables are large and comfortable, for both man
and beast – plenty of good water in yard for stock.
We will give to our customers our personal attention, and see that no
one goes away dissatisfied. We will have with us this season JOHN MARCHBANKS,
of Lamar County at the stable; JAS. L. PETETE, of Pickens will be at the Shed;
MART WOODS of Pickens will be the night watchman. Our Mr. FELIX GUNTER will
have charge of the Cotton shed.
All cotton shipped to us by river or railroad will receive our prompt
and personal attention. No charge for drayage.
Thanking you for your patronage and past favors. We hope by kind
treatment to receive a continuance of same.,
J. G. SHULL & Co., Columbus, Miss. Sept 9, 1887
City Shaving and Hair Dressing Parlors. TITUS GILMER, Proprietor. The best
Hair oil, Bay Run, and Tonic always s on hand. Razors put in order. Hot, cold
and shower baths at all hours.Under Gilmer Hotel., Columbus, Miss.
G. W. RUSHJ. W. CLEARMANNew Cash Store.G. W. RUSH & CO., Vernon
Alabama.We take the liberty of enlightening the World and the community
particularly with the information that our full stock of dry goods, and
groceries, boots, and shoes, hats and caps, hardware, cutlery pocket knives,
Queens ware, etc.A superb and well selected lot of notions. Which is offered
at bottom prices for cash or produce.
Look! Look! The Train is coming. Get ready for a ride but before starting call
and let G. C. BURNS sell you a nice bill of groceries at rock bottom figures.
West side Court square.
MAX NATHAN, for MIRLOR BUSECK Dealer in Wines, liquors, cigars, and tobacco.
Capt. ECKFORD’S Old Stand, No. 63, Main Street, Columbus, Miss.
Established 1867.Cash Store.A. A. SUMMERSS. F. PENNINGTONSUMMERS &
PENNINGTON’S , Special announcement for Fall and Winter. The best selected
stock of general merchandise ever brought to Vernon. Now on exhibition fine
clothing and dress goods at giving away prices, hosiery and furnishing goods
at astonishingly low prices. A fine line of notions in abundance at a great
discount. No lady can afford to buy elsewhere before seeing my goods and
prices.Bargains in shoes, boots, and hats, never heard of before in Vernon.
A full line of medicines, hardware, and goods of general utility.Call and
see the attraction for yourself.A full line of groceries constantly in store.
W. G. RICHARDS & Son – Dealers in general merchandise and country produce.
Fernbank, Alabama. Not in favor of two weeks court, but selling goods low for
cash. Headquarters for dry goods, notions, general merchandise, hats, caps,
boots, shoes & clothing. Choice family groceries, including the best coffees,
crockery, queensware, earthen and wooden ware, and a thousand and one “Nick
Nack’s” which can not be enumerated always in stock. A car load of flour just
received, which will be sold at a small margin above cost. We mean business,
and I will sell any and all of our goods at rock-bottom prices. Columbus
prices paid for cotton, hides, chickens, eggs, and all country produce. Please
ask for what you want, we like to show our goods.
Spring and Summer Goods.F. OGDEN & Son. Cansler, Alabama.Dry goods, boots,
and shoes.Dress goods, prints, notions, etc. Also keep constantly on hand,
flour, meat, sugar, and coffee all of which will be sold as cheap as the
cheapest.A fine line of snuff and tobacco and in fact everything usually
kept in a first-class dry goods store.Give us a call and be convinced that
we mean what we say.We wish to call especial attention to our wool carder
which is now in first-class repair.We have with us Mr. W. T. TROTTER, an
experienced hand in carding, and who will take pleasure in giving prompt
attention to all wool brought to our carder.F. OGDEN & Son. Cansler, Ala.
COLUMBUS MARBLE WORKS.Monuments and Headstones of every description
furnished to order with the best of stock.I invite orders for anything in my
line from all parts of the country.Don’t be deceived before calling at my
yard, for seeing is satisfaction. Everything warranted.
LIST OF PRICES OF PLAIN HEADSTONES
LENGTH WIDTH THICKNESS
3 ft. 0 in.x 1 ft 0 inx 2 in $12
3 ft6 in.x 1 ft 2 inx 2 in $15
4 ft. 0 in.x 1 ft. 4 inx 2 in $20
5 ft 0 in.x 1 ft 6 inx 2 in $25
All work done on short notice. Material and work warranted the best.
Correspondence solicited.W. H. NEWLON, Columbus, Miss.
Miss TILLIE H. BAILEY, Columbus, Mississippi Fashionable Millinery.Hats and
bonnets trimmed to order.Hats, bonnets, plumes, ribbons, feathers, and
flowers of latest styles always on hand. No shop worn-goods sold. I have also
a large stock of Hair goods for sale cheap. Also Sole Agent for Mme.
Williamson’s Corsets. Everybody invited to call and examine goods before
purchasing elsewhere. Place of business-dwelling between Morgan, Robertson, &
Co. and Dowing Boarding House on Market Street.
THE VERNON COURIER
Published Every Friday
OUTRIDING CARE – Poem
BEFORE AND AFTER – How I met and Courted the Present Mrs. Grimes
TALMAGE’S SERMON – An Interesting Discourse on “The Gospel of Health”
NOTES OF THE DAY
THIRTY YEARS IN BED
Jokes and small advertisements
THE VERNON COURIER
Published Every Friday
I announce myself a candidate for the office of Sheriff at the election to be
held the first Monday in August 1888, subject to the will of the people of
Lamar County.LEE S. METCALF
Try and keep all the good resolutions you made the first of 1888.
The first day of the year, week, and month was bright and clear.
The heavy rains last Saturday night put the waters to a high pitch.
Foot racing was indulged in two young men of the county, in town last Saturday.
Mrs. JAMES MACE accompanied her daughter, Mrs. D. R. RECTOR to Columbus Monday.
Dr. J. R. GUIN called to see us last Saturday.The Dr. will leave in a few
days for Cincinnati to attend a Medical College.
Mr. LEE METCALF spent last Saturday night in town. He left Sunday morning for
Columbus, via Fern bank, and thence down the G. P.
From Monday evening 3 o’clock the time of the Probate Judge taking charge of
the office of Probate, his honor, W. A. YOUNG, up to going to press had issued
10 marriage licenses.
We have heard several good farmers’ remark that now Christmas was over and
that hey intended to straighten things out for a big crop for 1888.Let all
our farmers take up this idea and do likewise.
On Monday last Dr. E. L. MORTON and his beautiful and amicable bride left for
Caudle where we are pleased to know the Dr. has a large and lucrative
practice. May the star of their lives shine brighter and brighter.
In the personal last week in regard to G. C. THOMAS we said “resident
engineer” when we should have said division engineer. This correction is due
Mr. Thomas for his energy and prompt intelligence has elevated him to his
Last Friday morning about 5 o’clock the kitchen of Dr. W. L. MORTON was
discovered to be on fire, and but for prompt assistance and a favorable wind
the Dr.’s entire residence would have been consumed.
In passing a group of gentlemen in our town last Monday evening we heard one
of the gentlemen remark, “Birmingham or no Birmingham, down with the tariff.”
So far as we know this is the prevailing sentiment in our county.
The town on the K. C. M. & B. R. R. heretofore known as Sulligent has by the
road officials been changed to Elliott.We believe this was its first name.
From all we hear the town bids fair to become quite a live and business town.
We hope so.
In today’s paper will be found the announcement of Mr. LEE S. METCALF for
election to the office of Sheriff.Mr. METCALF is too well and favorably
known throughout the county for us to attempt a word in his behalf.One thing
do know, however, he is worthy of any place to which he may aspire.
All those of whom I hold executions against in State and Civil cases will come
up and settle same by the 10th of January, if they wish to save cost.
S. F. PENNINGTON, Sheriff.
The Tax Collector will be at Fern Bank on the 7th of January, at Henson
Springs on 13, and at Sulligent on the 14, for the purpose of collecting taxes.
It is a fact that our friend and subscriber, Mr. JOHN SAYLORS was the first to
pay his subscription last year, and very pleasing to us, he was the first to
pay us for 1888.Mr. SAYLORS is a staunch citizen, and takes a delight in
paying his Editor. May the light of your life never grown dim, John.
About 11 o’clock Wednesday our friend, Mr. G. W. RUSH called to us that the
Courier office was on fire, and with a rush a large number of citizens, what
would have been a big fire and ruin to us was soon extinguished by ready and
willing hands, and to whom we are under grateful and sincere thanks.But
little damage was done. The fire originated from a defective flue.
The new Code is now in the Probate’s office and ready for distribution.
The Mayor’s election passed quietly Wednesday.The old ticket was elected.
For Mayor the vote stood: L. M. WINBERLY, 13; JAS. B. MACE, 12; B. F. REED, 8
Commissioner’s Court in session Monday and concluded same day.The minutes of
the November term, and also Jan. term will appear next week.
Mr. E. B. GUIN, of Fayette County gave us a call Wednesday. He is a very
pleasant gentleman, and by the way a prominent candidate for sheriff in his
Hon. R. L. BRADLEY and Mayor WIMBERLEY has our thanks for substantial favor
rendered in the way of assistance in office about press.
R. L. BRADLEY, Vernon, Alabama keeps constantly on hand a full stock of Music
books of all kinds.Backboards, ruled music paper, music stands, tuning
forks, pitch pipes and other musical merchandise. Will fill orders at
wholesale prices. Musical Journals ordered at club or other rates. Also a full
line of school books, slates, pencils, chalk, steel pens, blank books, writing
paper of all kind. Envelopes, etc.Prices as low as can be given on first-
class goods. Will exchange new books for old books. Will buy and sell old
NOTICE FOR PUBLICATION
Land Office at Huntsville, Alabama, Nov. 21, 1887. Notice is here by given
that the following named settler has filed notice of his intention to make
final proof in support of his claim, and that said proof will be made before
the judge, or in his absence the Clerk Circuit Court of Lamar County, Alabama
at Vernon on January 21, 1888. Viz: Homestead No. 7117, SAMUEL H. HANKINS, for
the SW ¼ SW ¼ Sec 27 and NW ¼ Sec 34 T 14 R 14 W. He names the following
witnesses to prove his continuous residence upon, and cultivation of said
land, viz: JOHN E. GRAVES, ELISHA ROBERTSON, JOSEPH H. COLLINS, JOHN
ROBERTSON, all of Vernon, PO Ala.
Frank Coleman, Register
HUGH PENNINGTON’S Livery and Feed Stable. Centrally located within 50 yards of
the Court House. Vernon, Ala. My Price for feeding and taking care of horses
shall be as cheap as the cheapest. The public generally is invited to five me
a call. Respectfully, HUGH PENNINGTON.
BUENA VISTA NORMAL COLLEGE – Buena Vista, Mississippi –
Some Advantages – Short-hand, type-writing, telegraphy, music, art, elocution,
and a fine library.Remarks: Expenses per month, for board and tuition
$10.00.Thirteen courses of study and nine teachers. Six states represented,
besides twenty-two counties in Miss.Enrollment is 271.Ladies board with
one of the Principals, gentlemen, with W. J. Parker.Next session opens
August 30th, 1887.For a new catalogue, Address: J. S. DICKEY, A. B. Buena
Vista, Miss. Chickasaw County.Mention this paper.
VERNON HIGH SCHOOL – Vernon Alabama
An English classical and mathematical Academy for the education of both sexes.
Instrumental and vocal music a specialty.
W. K. BROWN, L. I. Principal.
B. H. WILKERSON, Assistant Teacher.
Mrs. S. J. SHIELDS, Music Teacher.
The scholastic year is divided into two sessions – the Fall and the Spring.
The Spring Session opens Monday January 2nd 1888 and will continue six
A systematic Course of Study has been arranged, and students on
entering will be examined and classed with reference to what they know,
afterwards thoroughness alone will secure promotion to higher studies in the
course.Much attention will be given to the government and discipline of the
school and this as well as the methods of instruction will be in every way up
with the times.
This important department will be ably presided over by Mrs. S. J. SHIELDS,
who is a teacher possessing every ability natural and acquired, and of
successful experience. Those who place their daughters here may safely expect
their advancement to be commensurate with that of those in the best schools of
the county. Thorough Base will be taught free of charge. Mrs. Shields will
also instruct the entire school will be drilled daily in Penmanship,
Dictation, Vocal music, and Calisthenics.
This school offers great inducements to those who wish to secure a
thorough and practical education.No place can offer better advantages for
establish and maintaining a good permanent school than Vernon. The refinement
and culture of the society and the healthfulness of the locality makes this a
place well suited for educating the young.Expenses are as low as any first
class school can offer.
Primary Per month $1.50
Intermediate Per month 2.00
Common School Studies 2.50
Higher mathematics sciences &c 3.50
Contingent Fee Per Term .50
Board $7.00 per moth. For further particulars,address the Principal at
FERN BANK HIGH SCHOOL – The Premium School of Lamar. Enrollment last session
112.The 6th Session will open October 24, 1887, and continue 9 scholastic
months. J. R. GUIN, Principal. Miss JALA GUIN, 1st Assistant.
This school is in a very prosperous condition. The Faculty is able and
fully up with the latest and best methods of instruction. the school is
carefully graded and no pupil is permitted to advance until thoroughly
prepared. Special inducements given to boarding pupils. Every effort will be
made to improve those entrusted to our care, both morally and intellectually.
The resent faculty having been elected unanimously for three years feel
somewhat flattered; and feel safe in guaranteeing perfect satisfaction to all.
We especially invite young men and young ladies who intend teaching to give us
a trial. We know of no town offering better inducements to educate the young
than Fern bank. The people are social and refined. The locality is remarkably
healthy. The school room has been enlarged and is well fitted up in way of
charts, maps, globes, etc.Expenses are lower than any other first class
school can offer.
Tuition: Primary per month $1.25
Intermediate per month $1.50
Common School $2.00
High school $2.50
Incidental fee per quarter 20c. Board $7.00 per month. Two lessons in Vocal
Music per day free to the entire school. For full particulars address the
Principal at Fern Bank, Alabama.
Owing to the continued ill health of our Mr. TOPP, it becomes necessary for
him to retire from the present business, and in order for the speedy closing
of the same, we will from this date sell all desirable goods at Greatly
Reduced prices, and all unseasonable goods at a sacrifice. This notice closes
all old accounts and prohibits the opening of new ones. Country merchants and
others desiring clothing, hats, shirts, underwear, &c., &c will do well to see
our stock before buying elsewhere.Remember this means Cash on the Counter.
BUTLER & TOPP Columbus, Miss. November 1, 1887.
Ad for books
Clothing! Clothing! At A. COBB & Son Dealer in General Merchandise.Ladies
best fitting (picture of a corset) always in store, and at prices to suit the
ladies. Our summer stock is complete – consisting of ladies fine dress goods,
ladies shoes, men’s shoes, boots, hats, etc.Our stock of clothing of the
best quality, which we are offering at a small margin above cost.We are
selling cheap.We mean what we say.Don’t fail to call when you are in
town.We have a lot of Iron Foot plows which we will sell very low (picture
of iron foot plow).Very Respectfully.A. COBB & Son
Ho! (picture of canteen) Every one that Thirst food and lodging for man, and
provender for horses can be had to live and let live prices at the WIMBERLEY
House, Vernon, Ala.L. M. WIMBERLY, Proprietor
Gilmer Hotel.Columbus, Miss. This establishment has changed hands and will
be thoroughly overhauled and refurnished and first-class accommodations
guaranteed and charges will be moderate.A. W. KING, Proprietor
ABRAM I. HUMPHRIES. Attorney at Law. Columbus, Miss. Special attention to
collection of claims
SAM’L M. MEEK, WM. C. MEEK- S. M. & W. C. MEEK, Attorneys and Counselors at
law.Office on Military Street, (Opposite Court House), Columbus, Miss.Will
practice in the Courts of Lamar County, Alabama
J. D. MCCLUSKEY – Attorney-at-law and Solicitor in Chancery Vernon, Ala. will
practice in the Circuit Courts of Lamar, Marion, Fayette, and Walker. The
Federal Court and Supreme Court of Ala.Special attention given to collection
NESMITH & SANFORD, Attorneys-at-law will practice in all the Courts of Lamar,
Fayette, and adjoining counties.THOS. B. NESMITH, Vernon, Ala.J. B.
SANFORD, Fayette, C. H., Ala.
S. J. SHIELDS – Attorney-at-law and Solicitor in Chancery.Vernon, Alabama.
Will practice in the Courts of Lamar and the counties of the District.
Special attention given to collection of claims.
VERNON CIRCUIT, FAYETTE C. H. DISTRICT, M. E. CHURCH SOUTH APPOINTMENTS
Vernon, 4th Sunday 11 am and 7 ½ pm. Springfield Chap. 11 am, 1st
Sunday, Moscow 3 ½ pm 1st Sunday. Lebanon 11 am 2nd Sunday. Newman Chap. 3 ½
pm 2nd Sunday. New Hope 11 am 3rd Sunday. Mt. Nebo 3 pm
G. L. HEWITT, Pastor
District Conference will embrace the 5th Sunday in July.
M. B. PITTS Aberdeen, Mississippi Cheapest grocery house in the city. Staple
and Fancy groceries. Bargains for cash every day. J. R. BANKHEAD, of Cansler,
Lamar County, is with this firm, and respectfully requests his friends to
visit him when in the city. He will sell goods very low.
C. S. W. PRICEJAS. A. HUDSONPRICE & HUDSON Corner Main and Market
Streets (Blair’s Corner – 69 Main. 76 Market) Columbus, Mississippi. Shoes,
boots, hats, rubbers, umbrellas, shoe findings & c. Our Specialties –
Zeigler’s Hand-sewed and custom shoes, Boyden’s Hand-sewed and custom shoes,
Fanst’s Hand-sewed and custom shoes. New firm, new goods, and satisfactory
prices. Location convenient. Business solicited. Equity and promptness
assured. Come to see us.
Ad for Webster’s Dictionary
Winchester Repeating Arms Co. (picture of a rifle)
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