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THE VERNON COURIER
ALEX A. WALL, Editor and Publisher
VERNON, LAMAR CO, ALA.
FRIDAY, January 27, 1888
Vol. II, No. 34
ONE DOLLAR A YEAR
City Court Clerk and Register, Frank M. Iron, of Birmingham, is a defaulter of
over ten thousand dollars. He has skipped the town, and his whereabouts is not
known; the Herald says: “Iron probably had as many friends in the city as any
other mortal, male or female.”
Anniston Hot Blast……
Livingston, Ala. Jan 16 – Last night at York Station the safe blowers got in
some good work. The safe of Mr. Wise was blown open and $500 in cash carried
off. Another safe was partially opened, when they were discovered and
frightened off. They left no clue of their identify and were evidently experts.
FORTY THOUSAND SWEPT AWAY BY A FLOOD IN CHINA
Shanghai, Jan 19 – While 40,000 workmen, under command of several mandarins,
were making a breakwater to stem the Hoangbo floods, they were engulfed by a
sudden rush of water, and only a few escaped.
Galveston, Tex. Jan 18 – A special from Ennis, Texas, to the News says: Seven
persons were drowned today in Sand Lake, about ten miles east of Ennis.Two
young women, daughter so Wm. Williams a farmer, and a young man named Babbitt
were skating on the lake, when the ice gave way and they sunk in four and a
half feet of water.
“Memphis is jubilant over the prospects for the early completion of the
Memphis, Oxford & Columbus railroad from Memphis to Columbus, Miss, where it
is to connect with the Georgia Pacific. The contract for constructing and
equipping the road has been let to Crumpton & co., Chicago Railroad builders.
A subscription of $400,000 is asked from DeSoto, Tate, LaFayette, Calhoun,
Chickasaw, Clay and Lowndes. The road runs through a fine section of farming
country and furnishes another connecting link between Birmingham and Memphis.”
MORMONS AT WORK
Atlanta, Jan. 19 – Mormon preachers are at work in several parts of Georgia
openly preaching the doctrine of polygamy. In Warren County they have become
exceedingly bold, and one of them claimed a division of time last Sunday with
a local Methodist preacher. On the line of Clayton and Fayette an apostle
named Murphy, who had been a respected citizen of that section, but afterward
went to Utah, having now returned as a Mormon missionary, is anxiously
spreading the tenets of the Latter-day Saints. Two missionaries have lately
located in Terrell County, wile others are spread through North-West Georgia.
There is much feeling in the sections thus selected, and summary threats have
THE SHOTGUN’S WORK
Cullman, Ala., Jan 17 – Will Madison was instantly killed by his brother-in-
law, William Freeman, in this county today. Madison was a desperate character
and his conduct toward his wife becoming unbearable, she fled to Freeman’s her
brother-in-law, Madison followed her, swearing he would bring her back. He
abused her and threatened to kill her. Mr. Freeman, who is also a constable,
came in and attempted to arrest Madison, whereupon the latter began to shoot.
Freeman having a shotgun emptied its contents into the left eye of Madison.
Freeman sent for the authorities and surrendered himself, but no rarest was
THE SCHOOL TEACHER
From Elliott, Ala
The teacher’s occupation is laborious and ungrateful; its rewards are
scanty and precarious. The teacher may indeed be and ought to be, animated by
the consciousness of doing good, that best of consolations, that noblest of
all motives – but that too, must often be clouded by doubt an uncertainty.
Obscure and inglorious as his daily occupation may seem to learned pride, or
worldly ambition, yet to be truly successful and happy, he must be animated by
the sprit of the same great principles which inspired the most illustrious
benefactors of mankind. If he bring to his task high talent and rich
acquirements, he must be content to look into distant years for the proof that
his labors have not been wasted – that the good seed which he daily scatters
abroad does not fall on stony ground and wither away, or among thorns to be
choked by the cares, the delusions, or the vices of the world. He must solace
his toils with the same prophetic faith that enabled the greatest of modern
philosophers amidst the neglect or contempt of his own duties to regard
himself as sowing the seeds of truth for posterity and the care of Heaven. He
must arm himself against disappointment, and mortification with a portion of
that same noble confidence which soothed the greatest of modern poets, when
weighed down by care and danger, by poverty, old age and blindness, still “In
prophetic dreams he saw the youth, unborn, with pious awe, imbibe each virtue,
from his sacred page.”
He must know, and he must love to teach his pupils, not the meager
elements of knowledge, but the secret and the --- of their own intellectual
strength, exciting and enabling them, hereafter, to raise for themselves the
veil which covers the majestic form of Truth. He must feel deeply the
reverence due to the youthful mind, fraught with mighty, though undeveloped
energies and affections, and mysterious and eternal destinies. Thence he must
have learned to reverence himself and his profession, and to look upon its,
otherwise ill-requited toils as their own exceeding great reward.
If such are the difficulties and discouragements – such the duties,
the motives, and the consolations upon teacher show ware worthy of that name
and trust, how imperious then the obligations of every enlightened citizen who
knows and feels the value of such men to aid them, and to honor them!
But let us not be content with barren honor to build merit. Let us
prove our worthiness to the profession by faithfully endeavoring to elevate
the station, to enlarge the usefulness, and to raise the character of the
school teacher amongst us. Thus, shall we best testify our gratitude to the
teachers and guides of our own youth, thus best serve our country, and thus
most effectually, diffuse over our land light, and truth, and virtue.
J. C. J.
The Columbus Index of the 30th inst. says: A petition “inviting the directory
of the Tombigbee Railroad to meet the citizens of Columbus in mass meeting
assembled at the Court House.” Was circulated yesterday by Mr. HOWARD
MARHSALL, and was numerously signed. The meeting is called for tonight, “for
the purpose of making a statement as to what has been done and what they (the
directors of the Tombigbee Railroad) propose to do; and to ask of them the
surrender of the $100,000 donated, in the event they can not build the road at
an early day.”
We have not exactly got at the “true inwardness of this new scheme. We
have been given to understand what they propose to do by a resolution which
passed the Directory of the Tombigbee Railroad, which was to he
effect: “Resolved, That we build a Railroad.” That we presume, is what the
Directory now propose to do. And is a sufficient answer on that score. As to
how soon they propose to build a road we cannot say. We are not in their
confidence. However we have never believed that the affairs of the road would
remain in a state of “innocuous desuetude” longer than the directory could
help. We look with great interest to what is to come.
FRANCIS M. YOUNG departed this life at 7 o’clock on the morning of the 24th,
and the day following all that was mortal of him was carefully laid to rest by
loving hands. The funeral was conducted by Rev. G. L. HEWITT, and a large
number of friends gathered to pay their last sad tribute to his body. The
deceased was in his 28th year, when the summons came. He was stricken down in
the vigor of his manhood and lingered but a short time on the threshold.
During the past winter he started to Florida hoping that the change would
prolong his life, but when about half way he became convinced that the end was
near and returned to his home. He died full in the faith of a Christian, and
it may be truly said that his life had a glorious ending.
FINAL SETTLEMENT NOTICE
The state of Alabama Lamar County Probate Court
This 26th day of January AD 1888
Estate of S. M. PROTHRO, Deceased.
This day came W. S. PROTHRO, Administrator of said estate, and filed his
statement, accounts, and vouchers for final settlement of his administration.
It is ordered that the 11th day of February AD 1888 be appointed a day on
which to make such settlement, at which time all persons interested can appear
and contest the said settlement if they think proper.
W. A. YOUNG, Judge of Probate
Fertilizers.We have now on hand a superior article of Palmetto Acid
Phosphate for composting, and will keep a good stock of the celebrated Sea
Fowl Guano during the season. Give us a trial.J. J. SHERMAN & Co., Agts.,
The State of Alabama, Lamar County
LOUIS BROWNLEE vs. MARTHA BROWNLEE
In chancery, At Vernon 11 District, North Western Chancery Division
In this cause, it is made to appear to the Register, by the affidavit
of JOHN D. MCCLUSKEY, Solicitor for Complainant that the defendant, MARTHA
BROWNLEE, is a Non-Resident of this state, and resides in Lowndes County
Mississippi and her post office is Columbus Mississippi and further, that, in
the belief of said affiant the defendant MARTHA BROWNLEE is over the age of
It is therefore ordered by the Register, that publication be made in
the Vernon Courier a newspaper published in the town of Vernon once a week for
four consecutive weeks, requiring her the said MARTHA BROWNLEE to plead,
answer or demur to the bill of complaint, in this cause by the 20th day of
February, a decree pro confesso may be taken against her the said MARHTA
BROWNLEE, Done at office, in Vernon, this 14th day of January 1888.
JAS. M. MORTON, Register
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.
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.
BILL HAMILTON with S. BAUMGARTEN Dealer in staple and fancy dry-goods,
clothing, boots, shoes, hats, caps, etc. Aberdeen, Mississippi. Highest Market
price paid for cotton.
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.
THE VERNON COURIER
Published Every Friday
BABY KATIE – Poem
A RACE FOR LIFE – An Exciting Adventure With Two Savage Wolves
PITH AND POINT – jokes
“HOBSON’S CHOICE” – A Correct Version of the Origin of This Popular Phrase
HOW CAESAR GOT AHEAD – A Veracious Yarn Spun by an Ex-Confederate Soldier
TALMAGE’S SERMON – “The Coming Glory” The Subject of a New Year’s Discourse
THE WRONG WAY – Some of the Results of Lack of System of Doing Housework
---TISTS IN CHINA
A FORGOTTEN CONVICT
HALF BIRD, HALF FISH
LIFE AND WEIGHT OF AMERICANS
Small advertisements and jokes
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
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.T. M. WOODS
I announce myself a candidate for the office of County Superintendent of
Education at the election to be held the first Monday in August 188, in the
county of Lamar. B. H. WILKERSON
I announce myself a candidate for re-election to the office of County
Treasurer, at the election to be held the first Monday in August 1888 in the
county of Lamar. L. M. WIMBERLY
A fine mare, seven years old.
W. A. YOUNG
All persons indebted to the undersigned can save cost and trouble by going to
Judge YOUNG and W. G. MIDDLETON and paying off their indebtedness.
E. W. BROCK
Candidates must give us the cash with their announcement otherwise it will not
Mr. T. M. WOODS gave us a social call last Saturday.
Mr. J. W. CLEARMAN of Elliott was in town the first of the week.
Mr. T. C. JERNIGAN of Molloy neighborhood called to see us last Saturday.
Mr. E. W. BROCK, of Crews Station spent Sunday and Monday with his family in
Mr. J. W. GILMER and family are on a visit to Mrs. GILMER’S parents at
For hauling the Courier paper from Elliott last week, Mr. WILL COBB has our
The mumps still continue the rounds in town. Members of several families are
kept in doors in consequence thereof.
We know of one other candidate for sheriff. His name will appear next week, he
told us so.
GEORGE HUGHEY, formerly a citizen of this county died at his home in Arkansas
several weeks ago.
Read the article to teachers in this issue. We hope J. C. J. will send us the
late news from Elliott, as he is an intelligent writer.
The New South is the name of a recently organized Democratic Club in the city
of Birmingham. Hon. G. W. HEWITT is president, and Hon. John Martin, vice
Mr. FRANK YOUNG died at his home eight miles west of town on the morning of
the 24th, of that dread disease, consumption. He was a noble and true young
We return very many thanks to Miss LONIE ARCHER for a package of candy of her
own make. It was the best home made candy we ever ate.
Messrs. NEELY, DICKERSON, and BREAST three prominent and intelligent
commercial gentleman of Nashville, are in town this week.
Messrs JOE HENRY and LEVI LINDSAY, two favorite and prominent gentlemen of
Fayette Co. in town this week.Mr. LINDSAY is the father of Mrs. A. A. SUMMERS
As soon as the weather moderates and the ground settles Mr. JOE HENRY will
erect a monument over the grave of Judge ALEXANDER COBB. The marble stands
seven feet high with a large ewer on the top.
In today’s impression will be seen the announcement of Mr. L. M. WIMBERLY for
re-election to the office of County treasurer. Mr. WIMBERLY is a gentleman of
high moral character; his official career is unimpeachable, and his election
would simply be entrusting the county funds in safe hands.
Mr. JESSE PENNINGTON died at his home six miles west of town on the 19th of
January. He was born Jan. 26, 1798, making his age 89 years 9 months and 93
days. He was perhaps the oldest man in the county.
For the cheapest bridle or saddle you ever bought go to HUGH PENNINGTON
All those who have subscribed to the building of the Baptist Meeting House at
Vernon, are requested to call on the undersigned and settle their
subscriptions as early as practical, as the work is expected as the work is
expected to begin shortly.
W. G. MIDDLETON,
Treas. Building Committee
Is hereby given that by virtue of three several executions, one in favor of
BLANTON, WATSON & Co. for $200.00, and the 2nd if favor of F. WOOSTER & Co.,
for $233.00 and the other in favor of Liebeman & Kaffman for $98.34 and all
against HUGHEY M. MARTEN, and all issued out of the City Court of Birmingham,
and by me levied on the lands herein described on the 4th day of January
1888.I will proceed to sell to the highest bidder for cash, before the door
of the Court House of Lamar County, Ala., on Monday the 13th day of February
1888, the following lands as property of said deft. Lying in Lamar County,
Ala., viz: NE ¼ of NE ¼, Sec 26; and N ½ of NW ¼; 10 acres off the NW ¼ of NE
¼ ; SE ¼ of NE ¼ ; N ¼ of SE ¼; SE ¼ of SE ¼ Sec 25; and N ¼ of NE ¼ that lies
west of the Luxapalila River; and one acre to include the spring on the east
side of the SE ¼ of NE ¼ Sec 36, all in T16 R14 West; also S ½ of NW ¼ of NW ¼
Sec 25 and NE of NE¼ of Sec 26 T 16 Range 15.
S. F. PENNINGTON, Sheriff.
MCGUIRE & COLLIER, Atty
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
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.
See the American No. 7 (picture of Sewing Machine) before buying easily
understood. Prices to suit everyone. Send for price list.
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 ½pm 2nd
Sunday. New Hope 11 am 3rd Sunday. Mt. Nebo 3 pm
G. L. HEWITT, Pastor
VERNON LODGE, NO. 45 IOOFMeet at 8 pm the 2nd and 4th Saturdays in each
J. D. MCCLUSKEY, N. G.
M. W. MORTON, Sec.
VERNON LODGE, no. 389 A. F. and A. M.
Regular Communications 8 pm 1st Saturday in each month.
T. W. SPRINGFIELD, W. M.
M. W. MORTON, Sec.
W. A. YOUNG Judge of Probate
R. E. BRADLEY Circuit Clerk
S. F. PENNINGTON Sheriff
L. M. WIMBERLEY Treasurer
D. J. LACY Tax Collector
W. Y. ALLEN Tax Assessor
JAMES M. MORTON, Reg in Chancery
B. H. WILKERSON Co. Supt of Ed.
R. L. BRADLEY Representative
ALEXANDER COLLINS Coroner
N. L. TRUELL County Surveyor
R. W. YOUNG SAMUEL LOGGAINS
W. M. MOLLOY ALBERT WILSON
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.
The State of Alabama, Lamar County,
J. M. COONS, AND M. Y. COONS, Complainants
J. J. HEMPHILL and N. R. HEMPHILL, Defendants
By virtue of a decree rendered at the Fall Term 1887 of the Chancery Court at
Vernon on the 11th District Northwestern Chancery Division of said state. In
the above entitled cause I shall proceed to sell at public outcry before the
Court House door in the town of Vernon in Lamar County on third Monday in
February 1888. It being the 26th day of said month, between the legal hours of
sale, for cash, the following described real estate situated in Lamar county
to-wit; E ½ of SW ¼, NW ½ of SW ¼ of SE ¼ (20 acres) by a line from NE corner
to the SW corner of said SW ½ of SE ¼ and SW ½of NW ¼ of SE ¼ (20 acres) by
a line from the NW corner to the SE corner of said NW ¼ of SE ¼, all in Sec 31
T 17 R 14 and SW ¼ of SW ¼ Sec 31 T 17 R 14.
JAS. M. MORTON, Register of Chancery
This the 12th day of January ‘88
Winchester Repeating Arms Co. (picture of a rifle)
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