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HAMILTON NEWS PRESS - August 22, 1895


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During the storm near Dunlap, Tennessee last Saturday lightning struck large tree on the farm of John Hudson, under which a number of horses had taken shelter from the rain.  Six of the horses were killed outright and several badly shocked.

News reached Winston N. C. Monday of a big revenue raid in Surrey County in which the officers and moonshiners had a fierce battle.  Four of the latter were arrested, two of them being women.  None of the parties are thought to be fatally injured.

The Henderson Cotton mills at Raleigh N. C. have been organized with a capital stock of $100,000 ……………….

Information comes from Celina, Tenn. up the Cumberland River that Johnson Scott has been captured by Deputy Marshall Sidell.  Scott is a noted moonshiner, had had many conflicts with revenue officers, and some years ago drove Marshal Spurrer, one of the best men in the service, and his assistants out of the mountains.  He has heretofore been captured, but always succeeded in making his escape, once having jumped from a steamboat and swam ashore.  It is an important capture.

Ben Craven and Bill Crittenden, two of the most desperate men in the territory who were arrested by Marshal Lix a few days ago and placed in jail at Perry Okla. escaped from the prison at an early hour Sunday morning by sawing the bars.  A party of twenty men started after the fugitives.  They were overtaken at noon and a battle ensued, in which Craven was killed.  Crittenden made his escape.

Two men employed on a mammoth building in course of construction in Chicago, while placing an iron girder 150 feet above the foundation, crept to the center of the beams in order to put the bolts in position, when they felt it shake.  The ends had not been fastened to the walls. Workmen shouted from below, but the warning came too late.  The great beam swayed for a moment, then overbalanced and toppled to the ground, carrying the men to death.  Their bodies were mangled.  The scores of workmen barely had time to escape being struck by the falling beam.

There was a desperate battle between a gang of tramps and a posse of citizens in the suburbs of the city of Marion, grant county, Ill …………..

One of the most destructive fires that has visited Newark, M. J. in many years …………..

Judge O'Neil rendered a decision Monday that the Commercial bank, Cincinnati, had been insolvent for months before it closed, and that all depositors who could identify their money could recover the same.  The court holds further that the bank was unlawfully conducted and that the officers are liable to indictment for violation of the law and the stockholders for losses,.

A deadly assault was made on the levee at St. Louis Tuesday morning. An enraged negro fired a fusillade of bullets into a crowd of passengers an members of the crew of the steamer City of St. Louis as they came down the gang plank of the boat just after she landed at the wharf…………

One hundred and fifty laborers employed at the Newcastle Pa tin plate mill have gone out on a strike, demanding an advance of 10 cents per day in wages.  They now receive $1.25, but want $1.35.  Manager Greer has promised a decision by Thursday.

Three foreigners having three trained bears loitered around farmer James McComb's place, a mile from Smithville, N. Y. Monday.  At dark Mr. McComb ordered them away. They refused to go when, procuring a shotgun, Mr. McComb sent two charges into the party. Two received bullets in the lower abdomen.  One of the men died before reaching Smithville, another, is dying, while the third is not seriously injured. Farmer McComb gave himself up.


A special from Champotan, Mex. Says that Thomas B. White, an American civil engineer, was assassinated near there Monday while passing along a traveled highway.  The shot was fired from ambush by an unknown person.  It was not known that the murdered man had nay enemies in this section and citizens are aroused over the crime.

The mobilization of the members of the Spanish reserve who have been called out for service in Cuba continues throughout the country…………..

It is estimated here that with exchange a the high figure quoted………………..

 Williams and J. A. Garner of Harris County, Ga. having learned that a negro answering Railroad Bill's description had been for a day or two occupying an abandoned hut near Chipley determined to get him and accordingly went there Thursday afternoon. As they approached the hut they called to the negro to surrender.  He replied with his pistol and Willis Garner fell, shot through the right lung.  Immediately rising and taking deliberate aim, Garner fired a Winchester ball through the negro's breast, inflicting a wound from which he died in a few hours. Before he died he was asked if he was "Railroad Bill."
 "Maybe I am and maybe not" was the only reply he could give.
 The body was sent to Montgomery, where it was scrutinized by employees of the Louisville and Nashville railroad who knew "Railroad Bill" and they are in doubt as to the dead dark being he, thought the height, color and size of the man and a scar under his left ye tally withy "Railroad Bill's description.  Mortification had set in and the features were puffed out of shape.
 The clothes which the dead negro wore answer the description of Bill's latest reported attire while in his pockets were several circulars announcing the reward of $125 which is set up on the head of the desperado. Six dollars and a ticket to Pensacola, Fla. were all found among his effects.
 A dispatch from Chipley, Ga. say that the negro, after he was hot, claimed to be William Thomas of Mobile and adds:
 A circular was found in one of Thomas' pockets which gives a perfect description of him. A reward to $500 was offered in the circular of the capture of the negro who killed J. H. Stewart  of Alabama last April, and it is almost positively know that Thomas is the murderer.

One hundred and fifty weavers employed by Hoyle, Harrison & Kaye, manufacturers of upholstery goods, at Third street and Leigh Avenue, Philadelphia Pa. struck Tuesday against a reduction in wages of 2 cents and 2 mills per yard.  The announcement of the reduction was noted in the mill yesterday and when a committee of the employees waited on the firm and asked for an extension of time the request was refused.

The London Times Vienna correspondet reports that a telegram received there from Buda Pesth says that an attempt was made to wreck Prince Ferdinand's train. The police heard of the plot and occupied the Steinbruck and Franystadt stations and caused the train to make a detour to avoid the Bud Peath station.


The battleship TEXAS, which goes into commission Thursday, will probably sail at once from Norfolk to join the squadron of Admiral Bunce.  The Texas does not need any trial except engines, and it is probable they will be given a test while with the squadron.


Acting Secretary Wike of the treasury has notified the customs collectors at Key West, Fla. to fine the Petrel $10 for not having proper papers.  The Petrel is a vessel of small tonnage, purchased in New York recently by the Spanish government for use in Cuban waters.  On her arrival at Key West she was seized, as her papers were not produced.  He master alleges they were lost en route from New York.  With the imposition of the nominal fine and the transfer of the vessel to Spain the United States will cease to have jurisdiction over her.

A cable dispatch was received at the state department Wednesday morning from Consul Reed stating that cholera had appeared at Tien-Tsin and Chee-Foo.  This fact may interfere somewhat with rapid communication between Minister Denby and Admiral Carpenter, who have the questions relating to the recent Chinese outrages in charge. Admiral Carpenter is supposed to have reached Chee-Foo on the Baltimore Tuesday night, but no cablegram to that effect has reached the navy department. He went there because that port afforded better telegraphic communication with Minister Denby at Pekin than any other place. The gunboat Machines is also at Chee-Foo.

The state department is awaiting fuller particulars of the assault on the American school at Tarsus, Syria.  Minister Terrell has informed the state department that he has sent Thomas R. Gibson, United States consul at Beyrut, to Tarsus to make inquiry into the incident, and Minster Terrell's dispatches on the subject show that this action was taken several days before the news of the assault was cabled to this country.  Even before the news was generally known in Constantinople the minister had made complaint to the porte and dispatched Mr. Gibson on his mission.  In view of the action of the minister is not making a report upon the matter until he had been telegraphed by the state department, it is believed here that the incident was not of a serious character.


The London Chronicle's Constantinople advices say that an American missionary named Briggs, and another American missionary whose name is not given are reported to have come to grief during the riot at Marsovan.  It is not clear whether they were killed or only wounded.

IN OTHER LANDS - Or What the Wires tell of the World's Happenings

The Vali of Salonica telegraphs that a Bulgerian band numbering about 1,000 men had attacked the village of Janakli in the district of Kirdjali and burned 290 houses………..

A dispatch from Ghiustendit, Bulgarian says that a band of about 150 insurgents has attacked and burned the villages of the Rhodope, district of Nevrokp, Macedonia………….

A Sofia dispatch which the London Times publishes says: According to news received from a Turkish official source 500 Bulgarians, led by three reserve officers, attacked the Mohammedan village of Despot, across the Turkish frontier, before dawn on Saturday. ………..

A special from Guatemala says: While President Barrios was witnessing an exhibition of target practice by the infantry near the city a shot passed very close to him.  The president and his staff left the field hastily.  He believed it a covert attempt to assassinate. It was reported that the was slightly wounded.  He has remained in his apartments.  In governmental circles all refuse to talk on the subject.

Captain J. A. Crossman, of the Panama Railroad Company's Columbian line steamer Alliance says that the Panama Canal authorities are advertising in the Colon papers for skilled mechanics to work on the canal.  He says there are at present about 1000 laborers working on the canal and two dredges at work on the isthmus. He says there is money enough to keep 10,000 men working for two years.  By that time the directors hope popular confidence in the scheme will be restored.  The recent labor troubles on the isthmus have all been settled.

Five hundred Indians belonging to savages tribes on the border of the British colony of Belize have appeared on Mexican soil, all armed with rifles and with abundant ammunition purchased from British colonists. This fact arouses the greatest indignation, for the savages intend raiding remote plantations, and being now well armed it will require a large number of troops to subdue them.

Cubans and Spandiards here are having daily fights in the hotels and streets.

Great excitement disturbed the city Montevideo Tuesday morning to the report that Herra Obes, ex-president of Uruguay had been murdered.  As he entered his box at the play house a shot was heard and he fell.  It penetrated his leg.  He was not seriously hurt and the ball came from his own revolver, which dropped as he was taking his seat.

Col. Charles R. Shervinton, formerly commander-in-chief of the Malagassy army, with the rank of lieutenant-general, and for ten years past military secretary of the Queen of Madagascar, has just returned to London, having resigned his post with the other British officers owing to disagreements with the government as to the methods to be taken in resisting the advance f the French.

In an interview Tuesday Col. Shervinton said the French had before them the greatest physical obstacles they have yet encountered, including the fever.  In the district of Vonizongo and in the high mount passes near the capital, where the Hovas occupy powerful positions, the natives intend to make a stand.  Hitherto, the colonel added, the Hovas have been purposely passive, although their artillery and machine guns outnumber those of the French, and with 50,000 drilled men, armed with breech-loading rifles, their position in his opinion ought to be impregnable.

A dispatch from Shanghai has been received stating that the commission appointed to inquire into the massacre of Christians would leave Foo-Chow Tuesday afternoon for Kucheag.  The commission is composed of the British and American consuls at Foo-Chow and several missionaries.  It will be escorted by a strong guard of native troops.

You only see one line.  That's because there is only one line running Through Coaches, Free Reclining Chair Cars and Pullman Palace sleepers between Memphis and principal points in Arkansas and Texas without change.  This lien traverses the finest Farming, Grazing, and Timber lands and reaches the most prosperous Towns and cities in the Great Southwest.  It is the Cotton belt Route.  Of "Homes in the Southwest," "Through Texas," "Texas Lands," or "Truth about Arkansas."  Mailed to any address upon application.  W. W. Labeaume, Gen'l Pass and Ticket Agt. St. Louis, Mo.  C. P. Rector, Commercial Agent, Memphis, Tenn.

Judge - T. R. ROULHAC, of Colbert County
Solicitor - A. H. CARMICHAEL, of Colbert County
Clerk - J. F. HAMILTON, Hamilton
Sheriff - W. W. HALL, Hamilton
Court meets on the 1st  Monday after the 4th Monday in January and 2nd Monday in August
Chancellor - W. H. SIMPSON of Decatur
Register - W. B. RIGGAN, Hamilton
Court meets on Thursday after the 3rd Monday in April and October.
Meets on the 2nd Monday in February and August and the 1st Monday in April and November
Tax Assessor - T. J. FARIS, Bexar
Tax Collector - M. M. FRAZIER, Hamilton
Treasurer - J. B. WOOD, Hamilton
Meets on the 2nd Monday in each month.

Hamilton Lodge No. 344 meets at Hamilton on the 4th Saturday in each month, at 11 am .  G. N. STOKES, W. M., J. P. FORD, Sect.
M. E. CHURCH SOUTH - Services 1st Sunday in each month at 11 am and 7 pm and every 4th Sunday at 7 pm - Rev. W. A. BIVIN,  Pastor  SUNDAY SCHOOL - Sunday School at 9:30 am - W. R. WHITE, Supt. Prayer meeting Wednesday night.

G. N. STOKES, W. M.; W. J. THORN, S. D.'; A. H. BURLESON, J. D.,; G. B. MIXON, Treas., R. H. BAIRD, secy.
E. VICKERY, W. M.; J. F. EARNEST, S. D.; J. M. SPANN, J. D.; J. C. EAGAN, Treas.; G. MUSGROVE, Secy.
A. N. CANTRELL, W. M.; W. W. FREDERICK, S. W.; O. N. GREEN, J. D.; E. Z. MIXON, Treas.; JOHN A . GANN, Secy


J. D. MCCLUSKEY, W. C. DAVIS - MCCLUSKEY & DAVIS, Attorneys at Law, Vernon and Hamilton, Ala.  Will practice in all the courts of Alabama and Mississippi.

W. R. APPLING, Attorney at Law, Hamilton, Alabama. Will practice in Marion and adjoining counties.  All business entrusted to my care will receive prompt attention

W. H. KEY   W. S. HESTER   KEY & HESTER, Attorneys at Law - Russellville, Ala will practice in Franklin and adjoining counties, in the Supreme Court and the Federal court at Huntsville.  Mr. Key will be in Hamilton on the first Monday in each month.

B. R. FITE, Attorney at Law, Hamilton, Ala. Will practice in Marion and adjoining counties, in the federal courts at Huntsville and the Supreme Court of the State.  Special attention given to the collection of claims.

GEO. C. ALMON  W. I. BULLOCK,   ALMON & BULLOCK, Attorneys at Law, Russellville Ala. will practice in Franklin and adjoining counties ,and especially in Marion; also in the Federal court at Huntsville and in the Supreme Court at Montgomery.

C. E. MITCHELL, Attorney-at-Law, Hamilton, Ala. will practice in all the courts of Marion and adjoining counties.


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It is stated that 125 Federal office holders had seats in the late Democratic convention of Iowa.  This is a little hard on President Cleveland's civil service reform ideas, but fully explains the financial plank placed in the platform adopted by that convention.

Robert A. Bowen, treasurer of Sumter county, Ala. committed suicide at this residence in Livingston on the 11th inst.  He had been in bad health and it is supposed that he was temporally insane.  He leaves a wife and two children.

Gen. Jno. B. Gordon, of Georgia, is making a lecturing tour of the East.  Dispatches are to the effect that he delivered his great lecture "The Last Days of the Confederacy" to an immense audience at Ocean Grove, New Jersey on day last week which was received with much enthusiasm.

Charles B. Simonton, of Tipton County has been appointed US District Attorney for western Tennessee to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Julius A. Taylor. Mrs. Simonton's appointment is a good one.  He is a man of ability, and quite prominent, having served two terms in Congress.

Four states, to wit: Missouri, Illinois, Mississippi and Texas, through their regularly constituted Democratic convention have declared emphatically and unequivocally for the free and unlimited coinage of silver………..

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The Bank of Shelby, of Memphis, Tenn. of which J. J. Williams was president, and E. B. Lacy, cashier, has suspended and made an assignment to R. L. Matthews, for the benefit of creditors. From the reading of a bill in chancery filed by Attorneys Carroll and Chalmers it would seem that this bank did not do the clean thing with some of its depositors - received money on deposit only five minutes before the doors were closed.  This is the first and only bank that has failed in Memphis during all this time of financial depression and stringency. The Bank of Shelby was a new one, being established last year. Memphis has had cause to be proud of her banking institutions and we are sorry to hear of its failure.

The murderers of R. F. Dinkins - T. Dabney Marshall, Harry Coleman, and R. C. Cox, which killing occurred a few days ago, at Brandon, Miss. were arraigned before the court at Brandon on the 15th inst and pleaded guilty, with the understanding that their punishment should be life imprisonment, which verdict, by instruction of the Court was rendered by the jury, and each defendant was sentenced to hard labor in the state penitentiary for the full term of their natural lives. These men are all members of good families, and have always stood well in the community where they lived.  Marshall, the principal murderer, represented Warren County in the last legislature, and was the nominee of the Democratic party of his district for state Senator at the time he committed the crime.  Neither of the three convicts were married, and the parents of all are now living and are respectable people.

Dispatches from Cuba are so contradictory, that it is hard to form an opinion as to what the real situation is.  The Insurgents claim great victories, while the Spanish commanders report battles won, and so it goes.  It is evident that the Insurgents are giving Spain considerable trouble, but it seems to us that somebody is lying - whether Insurgents or Spaniards is hard to tell.

We intend to devote our entire time and what talent we may be blessed with, in an endeavor to publish a first-class paper, one that the people of Marion County may conscientiously support, felling that they are getting the worth of their money when they subscribe for it, and we confidently appeal to every man in the county who reads newspaper, to subscribe for the News-Press.  Give us your patronage and we will enlarge and otherwise improve our paper until it will compare favorably with, if it does not excel, any weekly paper published in the state, outside of the cities.  Give us a trial, at least, and then you can intelligently judge of our merits

Wanted: Sixteen School Boarders at the Frazier House.  Food, beds, fuel, towels, and lights.   $6 per month.  Can carnage for both sexes.  For further information call on or address, R. N. TERRELL, Hamilton, Ala.  To parents who contemplate sending their children here to school - I will make but few promises. However, I will say that boys and girls who are placed with me as boarders will have my best care and I will cooperate with the teachers in keeping good influences constantly round them.  Soliciting your patronage, I am yours respectfully R. N. TERRELL

Ad for Two Superb Engravings

 By virtue of two Fieri Facias issued out of the Clerk's office of the Probate Court of Marion county and state of Alabama and to me directed, whereby I am commanded to make the amount of a certain judgment recently obtained against W. R. H. LODEN, in favor of C. E. MITCHELL, Guardian for DICKINSON heirs and LOGAN heirs, out of the goods and chattels, lands and tenements of said W. R. H. LODEN, I have levied on the following property, to wit:
Two acres south side of NW ¼ of NE ¼ of Sec 17 T 13 R 15, and Lot No. 6 of Block No. 19 in the town of Winfield, Alabama.
 Therefore, according to said command, I shall expose for sale, at Public Auction, for cash, all the right, title and interest of the above named W. R. H. LODEN in and to the above described property on Monday the 26th day of August 1895 during the legal hours of sale at the Court House door in Marion County, Alabama.
 Dated at office, this 26th day of July, 1895.
 W. W. HALL, Sheriff, Marion County, Alabama

 By virtue of a Fieri Facias issued out of the Clerk's office of the Circuit Court of Marion County and state of Alabama, and to me directed, whereby I am commanded to make the amount of a certain judgment recently obtained against J. C. ROBERTS & Co and in favor of LEMON GALE & Co., out of the goods and chattels, lands and tenements of the said J. C. ROBERTS & Co, I have levied on the following property, to wit; Beginning at the north-east corner of lot No. 5 in block No. 17, running 20 feet south, thence west 60 feet, thence north 20 feet, thence east 60 feet to the point of beginning, and all improvements thereon - situated in the town of Winfield, Ala.
 Therefore, according to said command, I shall expose for sale at public auction for cash, all the right title, and interest of the above named J. C. ROBERTS & Co in and to the above described property on Monday the 26th day of August during the legal hours of sale at the Court House door in Marion County, Alabama.
 Dated at office, this 29th day of June 1895.
 W. W. HALL, Sheriff, Marion County, Ala.

The State of Alabama, Marion County
No. 34 - In Chancery at Hamilton, Alabama, 12th District, Northern Chancery Division
THE BROWN SHOE CO., et al., Complainant
J. W. COLLINS, et al, Defendant
 By virtue of a decree rendered July 1st 1895, of the Chancery Court at Hamilton Marion County Alabama in said cause I shall proceed to sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at public auction at the Court House door in the town of Hamilton within the legal hours of sale, on Monday, the 19th day of August 1895, the following described property: Unpaid notes taken by R. N. TERRELL, late Receiver in said cause, to wit:
Note on:
J. C. MARKHAM (bal)  19.95
M. T. AKERS   19.56
WM. G. AKERS   21.88
J. H. SIZEMORE (bal)  .80
J. T. GANN   5.20
J. A. TRIM   7.75
E. W. LAWRENCE  5.10
R. C. FLIPPO (bal)  4.68
J. W. KIRK   17.65
E. C. WILLIAMS  13.25
H. L. HUGHES   27.57
M. C. AKERS (bal)  4.68
WM. J. KIRK   7.13
G. W. WAITS   .65
V. A. TAYLOR   11.25
R. W. CASHION (bal)  1.70
J. W. PALMER   3.75
J. R. HUGHES   21.25
G. W. FLIPPO   5.35
J. C. PROVINS (bal)  6.75
M. M. FRAZIER   48.00
L. Y. POWERS   48.00
A. W. GREEN   23.65
M. C. MARTIN (bal)  20.90
To satisfy said Decree
 Witness this July 30, 1895
 W. B. RIGGAN, Register in chancery

The State of Alabama, Marion County
No. 34 - In Chancery at Hamilton, Alabama, 12th District, Northern Chancery Division
THE BROWN SHOE CO., et al., Complainant
J. W. COLLINS, et al, Defendant
 By virtue of a decree rendered July 1st 1895, of the Chancery Court at Hamilton Marion County Alabama in said cause I shall proceed to sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at public auction at the Court House door in the town of Hamilton within the legal hours of sale, on Monday, the 19th day of August 1895, the following described property to wit………All in Marion County, Alabama to satisfy said decree.
 Witness my hand this July 15th 1895.
 W. B. RIGGAN, Register in Chancery

 I propose to sell my property in Winfield, or exchange it for property in, or near Hamilton.  I have two large lots adjoining, on which is a good frame dwelling containing four rooms, with front and rear porches, good chimneys - one with coal grate - an everlasting well of good water on the back porch, a good storm cellar, and glass-covered hot-house to preserve flowers in winter.  The dwelling has been recently well painted, and everything is in good repair.  The garden is large and rich.  Besides what has been described, there is a Livery Stable on the property, in good repair, and large enough to accommodate the livery business of the town, with a good well of water near by. This property is conveniently located, being near the railroad depot, and the business part of town.
 For further particulars, terms, etc. inquire of the undersigned or of the editor of the News-Press, Hamilton, Ala.
 R. F. CARNES, Winfield, Ala.

 Opened in 1873 with 50 children, all from Florence.  Last year it enrolled 344, mostly mature persons and teachers, learning improved methods.  These represented all parts of Alabama and several other states.  Next year 460 are wanted, and 500 within five years.
 $100 will defray a year's expenses, including board.  Not more than $15 required in any one month.
 Fall term opens September 17, 1895
 If you need a trained teacher, or wish further information, send for catalogue.

HO! Every one that thirsteth.  Best flour and meal made at my fine custom mills, at Guin, Alabama.  New wheel, bolting cloths, spindles and belts - all in perfect order.  Dry goods and notions, as low as the lowest.  Give me a trial.  E. W. BROCK.

West Alabama Agricultural School, Hamilton, Alabama.  Co-Educational.  First-Session opens September 2, 1895.  Tuition absolutely free.  A thorough and practical course.  Expenses very low.  Board five to seven dollars per month.  JAS. E. ALEXANDER, President


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Dr. REDDEN, a prominent physician of Sulligent paid our office a pleasant visit while in town this week.

Prof. W. A. DUNN, Superintendent of Public Education, received the school fund to pay the teachers their salaries for the 3d quarter, last week and the teachers have all been paid off.

A nice and well selected assortment of shoes, dry goods, and groceries for sale at White's at reasonable prices for cash or chickens, beeswax, wool or dry hides.

Hon. GEO. C. ALMON, of Russellville was here this week attending court.

Subscribe for the News Press only one dollar a year.

G. N. STOKES, W. M. of Hamilton Lodge visited Bexar Lodge last Saturday and officiated as Installing Officer at the installation of the officers of the latter lodge to serve for the ensuing term.

You can buy all light colored calicoes, suitable for summer an fall wear at 5c per yard at Littleton's worth 6 ½ c

Mr. J. L. WHITE, of Birmingham spent part of last week with relatives and friends at this place.

Another week gone and no new dwellings being erected.  If you own a vacant lot, build a house on it and enhance the value of your property and advance the school.

There was a good rain fall at Hamilton and vicinity on Tuesday evening which was very much needed by our farmers.  Some say, however, that it came too late for corn in this section.  No doubt the drouth has cut off the corn crop in this section very much.

Go to Littleton's at Guin for a good bedstead for $2.00.

M. J. EDMONS has put up his Photograph tent just south of the court house, and is prepared to take photographs in the latest styles of the art.  His prices are in accordance with the times.  He will remain in Hamilton only two weeks. So come right away and get a life-like picture of yourself and family.

Buy your dry goods, shoes, hats and clothing from Littleton.

Hon. W. H. SAWTELLE, a leading young lawyer of Tuscumbia is attending court this week.  Mr. Sawtelle served as solicitor of this judicial circuit and won the esteem and confidence of the people of Marion County.  He is a young man of energy and ability and will make his mark in Alabama.

Go to Littleton for your groceries at red rock prices.

P. H. and J. T. DUNN went to Guin yesterday to procure a planning mill to put up at DUNN Bros. Mill.  Dressed lumber is very much in demand now and we are glad to know that DUNN Bros. will soon be ready to supply the demand.

If you want to buy or sell state and county claims, call on W. R. WHITE.

We call special attention to the advertisement "Southern Fruit Nursery," to be found elsewhere in our columns today.  Esquire TRULL is an experienced fruit grower and gives the business his personal attention.  All his scions have been carefully selected and fully tested.  A person buying fruit trees from him runs no risk as every scion in his nursery is adapted to this climate, and he has the fruit growing in his orchard to show for itself.  His scions are all well rooted, large and healthy.  His assortment of vines embraces the best varieties grown in this climate.  Any person desiring anything in his line would do well to buy of MR. TRULL.  All scions sold by him are warranted to prove as represented.

Forked Deer Tobacco at Littleton's for 35c per pound.

 The civil docket of the Circuit court for the present term was disposed of during last week, every case being tried, or continued for the term.  There were no cases of particular note on the docket.
 The State Docket was taken up on Monday and the following cases had been disposed of by pleas of guilty and conviction, up to noon on Wednesday:
 DOSS AKERS, indicted for failing to discharge his duty as road overseer - plea of guilty and fined $5 and costs.
 BEN GILLILAND pleaded guilty to the charge of carrying a concealed pistol - find $50 and costs.
 JOHN AKERS was charged with using abusive language - plea of guilty and fined $5.
 SYLVESTER MCCARLEY was fined $5 on a plea of guilty of public drunkenness.
 ALVIS HAMILTON pled guilty to an assault with a stick and was fined $25.
 J. J. WESLEY and GRANT AKERS were convicted by a jury for failing to do their duty as road apportioners - fined $1 each and costs.
 WM. KENNEDY was convicted by a jury of assault and battery with intent to commit murder, and sentenced to the penitentiary for five years.  There were two indictments against KENNEDY in connection with the same difficulty.  In the second case he was fined $50 and all costs.
 MARION PALMER was convicted of forgery, and sentenced to two years in the penitentiary.  PALMER was also indicted for arson, in his attempt to burn the county jail a few weeks ago.  To this charge he pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to ten years in the penitentiary, making twelve years imprisonment in the two cases.
 Court was adjourned for the term yesterday evening.
 The grand jury completed its laborers and adjourned on Saturday evening after retuning into court 44 indictments during its sitting.
 Before adjourning the grand jury handed in the following report:
To Hon. THOMAS R. ROULHAC, Judge of the 11th Judicial Circuit
 The grand jury empanelled for the full term of the circuit court 1895, beg leave to report unto your honor that in the discharge of our duties we have investigated 86 cases and have returned into court 44 indictments.  Most of the bills reported are for misdemeanors, and but for offenses resulting from the use of whisky our county would be almost free from crime.
 We have examined the condition of the county treasury and find on hand $1,028.00, indebtedness of the county $230.72, and between two and three hundred dollars due to the county from the B. S. & T. R. Railway Company.
 We recommend that the bond of the Probate Judge be strengthened by substituting a bondsman for J. L. MCGAHA deceased.  The other bonds are sufficient.
 We have examined the books and accounts of all county officers required of us by law, and find them honestly and correctly kept.
 We have made a personal inspection of the county jail, and recommend that the sewerage in the lower cells be enlarged and that the upper cells be so repaired as to keep prisoner safely; and that the jail yard be enclosed with a good and substantial fence at once. We further recommend that the court house be enclosed with a fence, that the public well be repaired and that a public privy be provided.
 These improvements are essential and not expensive, and we, as representatives of the people, call upon the commissioner's court to have them made.
 We ask your honor to instruct the next grand jury to enforce our recommendations.
 And now thanking your honor for the most able ---- charge which has so --- us in our labors, and ----- officers of court for the ---- in the performance of their duties, we ask to be discharged. 
 J. T. YOUNG, Foreman

The West Alabama Agricultural School has been made a certificate school as will be seen from the following letters, one from President Brown of the A. & M. College and the other from President Jones of the University of Alabama:

Auburn, Ala. Aug. 13. 1895
Hamilton, Ala.
 The West Alabama Agricultural School of Hamilton, Alabama, having made application to be correlated to this college and having presented an approved course of study, is hereby declared to be a Certificate School, and is granted the privilege set forth in the following regulation:
 Students from Certificate School will be admitted to the Freshman Class without examination upon the certificate of the president or principal showing definitely that such students have completed satisfactorily all the studies required for admission, as stated in the catalogue, and are otherwise admissible.
 Wm. Leroy Brown, President

This is to certify that the West Alabama Agricultural School at Hamilton Alabama of which JAMES E. ALEXANDER is President, it hereby declared, by the President and Faculty of the University of Alabama, a University Auxiliary School; and any young man of the age required for admission into the University, upon presentation to the President of the University of a certificate signed by the President of said University auxiliary School, that he is of good moral character, and has in a satisfactory manner pursued in said school the studies which are substantially in accordance with the requirements for admission into the Freshman Class of the course desire, shall be admitted into the Freshman Class of such course, without examination. 
Richard C. Jones - Pres. Univ. Of Alabama

Go to Littleton at Guin for Lawn at 4c per yard, fast colors.

 We copy the following sensible and true paragraph from a valued exchange, and ask the merchants and businessmen in Hamilton to read it carefully, and see if their experience does not sustain the writer in all that he says
 The efforts of any newspaper to build up a town is practically nullified unless it is backed up by the businessmen.  A stranger turns from the news columns of a paper to its advertising pages, and if he fails to find there the business men he comes to the conclusion that the publisher is not appreciated, in which case it is a good place for him to keep clear of.  No town ever grew without the active assistance of this newspaper.  Nor can papers grown and build up their localities without the assistance of the town.  Businessmen should realize this and remember in giving support to the newspaper they are not only building up their own business, but are helping to support that which is steadily working for the benefit of the whole community.

Go to Littleton at Guin for bargains in all kinds of dry goods.

On Sunday last agreeable to previous announcement, Hamilton Masonic Lodge attended the funeral of K. T. BROWN, deceased, who was a member of said lodge.  A regular procession was formed and marched to the grave of the deceased brother, where the usual ceremonies were performed, JOHN ARNOLD, W. M. of Bexar Lodge, officiating,. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. JACK MAYES.  A large concourses of people attended the services which were interesting and impressive.

Big stock of trunks and valises at Littleton's at wholesale prices.

Come to the News Press office for first-class Job Works at living prices.

OVER THE COUNTY - Local News of the Week Gathered by Our Correspondents

GUIN, ALA. - Aug. 20, '95
Editor News Press:
 Hot summer sun.
 Mrs. H. L. HUGHES, of Pikeville is in town today.
 Mrs. JOSIE KILLION, of Birmingham has been visiting Dr. SPRINGFIELD'S family for the last week. She is now gone to her brother's J. M. STEWART, of Barnesville, where she will remain a few days on a visit. She is accompanied by her charming little daughter LILLIE.
 Miss ROSA METCALF, of Beaverton, visited Dr. STONE'S family yesterday. 
 WATSON BROWN was here in attendance at the meeting of the Masonic Lodge last Saturday
 Mrs. CLODY CAMP, of Amory, Miss. is visiting her daughter Mrs. BEN WEBB, near this place. 
 Bro. WARD filled his appointment here Sunday night.
 Our school will open Sept. 2nd, and we don't aim to be second to any school in Marion County. 
The News Press is a welcome visitor.  Success to the editor.  More anon. 

WINFIELD, ALA. - Aug. 20, 1895
Editor News Press:
 We have been blessed with good showers of rain during the week, and the farmers are all looking cheerful. 
 The Winfield Cotton yard has been repaired and new stalls built for stock.  This is a great convenience to people coming from a distance to market.  They can bring their families if they so desire and rest assured that they will find a good camp house for themselves and shelter for their wagons and stock, all free of charge.
 Our merchants are solid businessmen and have the cash to buy cotton and all other farm products.  A good crop of corn and hogs had been raised this year and cotton will soon be a surplus crop.
 Mr. LEVI CURL has opened up a Wood and Blacksmith shop.  He has put up a turning lathe, which is run by steam, and is turning out some first class work.
 SPANN & EARNEST are adding a side room to their storehouse to be used as a grocery department.
 Mr. LEVI CURL and family have the sympathy of our community in the death of their baby girl, who was but a few days old. God sends us His little "sun beams" to draw us closer until Him.
 Our merchants are getting in big stocks of goods, and if they would invest a little in painter's ink, to let people know that they expect to be "in it' they would get there with "every foot up."
 I have heretofore neglected to note two arrivals in our town.  Mr. SHIRLEY has moved into the section-house and is working on the railroad.  The other, Mr. HYDE has moved into the "TUCKER MOSS" House.  Mr. HYDE seems to be a "hustler," he has not been idle since he arrived.  This town needs just such men; those who love to work and make opportunities to do so.
 Our accommodating postmaster N. A. MUSGROVE has moved the post office into the DICKINSON and GAMBLE old stand, where he has plenty of room, and is nicely fixed up.
 Truly yours, etc

On Monday last, GLENN SEAY, an old and much respected citizen of this county and a member of Bexar Lodge, was buried with Masonic honors, at the COOPER graveyard.  G. N. STOKES, W. M. of --- Lodge, officiating……….

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Reliable men wanted as traveling salesmen for our cigars, cigarettes and smoking tobacco. Address Standard tobacco Co., Winston, N. C.

Hamilton, Ala, Aug. 7, '95
To the Worshipful Masters and Wardens of the Several Masonic Lodges of Marion County, Ala:
You are hereby notified that you are required to meet at Hamilton Lodge NO. 344, at Hamilton, Ala on the 4th Saturday in August, 1895 to decide whether the Masonic Association will employ a lecturer this year or not.
 Secretary of the Masonic Association of Marion County, Ala.

The Editor of the News Press has moved his family to town and commenced "keeping house."  Editors, like other folk, like to eat, so any of our subscribers who have country produce to spare, can pay their subscriptions in the same.

SOUTHERN FRUIT NURSERY, Winfield, Ala.  I have on hand and for sale a fine lot of fruit trees, full acclimate, and every one I propose to sell satisfactorily tested, consisting of Apples, Pears, Peaches, and Vines.  I will deliver at Nursery at 10c per tree.  If delivered elsewhere, the cost of transportation will be added.  My scions are all two and three years old, are hardy and growing finely.  Catalogues furnished upon application to W. J. TRULL, Winfield, Ala.  Orders left with Mr. S. E. WILSON, Editor News Press.  Hamilton, Ala will receive prompt attention.

Wanted.  We want honest, pushing, active salesmen to sell the improved Singer Sewing Machines and collect accounts in the different counties in Alabama.  No experience necessary or capital required. Applicants must, however furnish their own horse and harness; we supply a wagon and machines. A $500.00 honesty bond is required.  Address The Singer M'f'g Co, Montgomery Ala.

 The undersigned professes to be well versed in the art of all kinds of varnishing and will varnish furniture at a reasonable rate.
 He proposes that if any one can discolor furniture varnished by him, even while wet, with hot water or otherwise, to make no charge.
 He also proposes to give one dollar each for every blister drawn, either by the sun or fire, upon furniture that he varnishes.
 He proposes to give $5.00 to any one disturbed by bed-bugs, about all bedstead he varnishes, if kept from against the walls.
 Will leave all furniture in condition that one can see themselves in it as in a mirror.  Address
 JOHN STEWART, Barnesville, Ala.

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WANTED - Saw logs delivered at DUNN'S Mill, two miles South of Hamilton, Ala. for which we will pay 40 cents per 100 feet, or $4.00 per 1,000 feet.  The logs must be 10 and 12 feet long and of good quality.  We want logs right away, as we have our Mill in good order, ready for work.  DUNN BROWN

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Free Scholarships. Ten Months in a Leading College for $77.50.  The Tula Normal Institute and Business College gives ten months free tuition in the literary and Commercial Department to two students from Marion County, Ala.  The conditions are as follows:  Apply at the office of the News-Press, Hamilton, Ala., pay the editor $2.00, the cost of this notice and you will receive a free scholarship for ten months in the above named College.  Come to Oxford, Miss., on the I. C. Road, at which the Tula Hack meets al trains; and on arriving at Tula, pay the President $77.50 which settles for your board and lodging, laundry, lights and fuel for ten months.  Reference: W. B. COLEMAN, Mayor, Tula, Miss.  Address:  C. C. Hughes, Pres.  Session opens Sept. 3, 1895.

The State of Alabama, Marion County
In Chancery, at Hamilton, Alabama, 12th District, Northern Chancery Division - No. 14
THAD. M. WALKER, Complainant
JAMES P. PEARCE, Defendant
 By virtue of a decree rendered June 25th 1895 of the Chancery Court at Hamilton, Marion County, Alabama, in said cause, I shall proceed to sell to the highest  & best bidder, for cash, at public auction, at the court House door in the town of Hamilton, within the legal hours of sale. On Monday the 26th day of August 1895, the following described property to wit: S ½ of SW ¼ of SE ¼ E ½ of SE ¼ Sec 16, and S ½ of SE ¼ Sec 17 all in Tp 13 R 11 in Marion County, Alabama, to satisfy said decree.
 Witness this July 25th 1895
 W. B. RIGGAN, Register in Chancery

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A quaint ceremony is about to be performed in the German court, the announcement of the death of the late Grand Duke of Hess. Prince William of Hesse will go to Berlin to hear the news. The Emperor and his court all in deep mourning, receive the envoy in a room hung with black.  The envoy enters with a lugubrious air, and dejectedly announces the demise of his sovereign, while the Emperor deplores the loss and makes a suitable eulogy of the departed one. Then an hour later the Emperor and court, all in gala dress, receive the envoy again, there is much jubilation and joy, and the old adage about "the king is dead; long life the king" gets a new confirmation. - -[Picayune]

Mrs. Hawley Chapman, the wife of the insane actor, Chapman, survived a bullet wound which almost punctured her heart.  While hovering between life and death she was stricken with pneumonia.  Yet she survived.

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ALABAMA COMMANDS - Known to have Fought at Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge
To the Confederate soldiers from Alabama who participated in the battles of Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge
 On the 19th and 20th days of September - the thirty-second anniversary of the battles of Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge - there will be a grand meeting on these fields and at Chattanooga of the solders who participated in these battles in the Union and Confederate sides. The occasion is the dedication of a national park covering these fields. An act of Congress provides for the work and for the erection of monuments, marking the most important points. The fields are beautified and traverse by roads and streets, and will ever be maintained by the United States government as of great historic importance.
 I will endeavor to make arrangements with the railroads for half fare rates and the hotels for accommodations at Chattanooga at reasonable rates for board and lodging for all the old soldiers who will attend from this state.
 Below is a roster of all the commands from this state known to have participated in the battles.  I also give a list of the names of at least one man, so far as I can recollect, from each of the commands, which I know to have participated in the battles.  Those named and all others who participated and desire to attend the dedication are requested to send their names and post office address to Maj. W. J. Valden, my private secretary.

Nineteenth Alabama, Col. SAMUEL K. MCSPADDEN
Twenty-second Alabama, Lieut-Col. JOHN WEEDEN and Capt. HARRY T. TOULMIN
Twenty-fifth Alabama, Col. GEORGE D. JOHNSTON
Thirty-ninth Alabama, Col WHITFIELD CLARK
Fiftieth Alabama, col. J. G. COLBERT
Seventeenth Alabama, battalion sharpshooters, Capt. JAMES F. NABERS
Dent's Battery, Capt S. H. DENT

Twenty-fourth Alabama, Col. N. N. DAVIS commanding;
Twenty-eight Alabama, Col. JOHN C. REID, commanding
Thirty-fourth Alabama, Maj. JOHN N. SLAUGHTER commanding
Water's Battalion, Lieut. CHARLES W. WATKINS

Sixteenth Alabama, Maj. JOHN H. MCGAUHY and Capt. FREDERICK A. ASHFORD commanding
Thirty-third Alabama, col. SAMUEL ADAMS commanding
Forty-fifth Alabama, Col. E. B. BREEDLOVE commanding;
Eighteenth Alabama battalion,Maj. JOHN H. GIBBONS and Col. SAMUEL ADAMS commanding
Semple's Alabama battery, Capt. HENRY C. SEMPLE

Forty-first Alabama, Col MARTIN L. STANSEL commanding

Thirty-second Alabama, Maj. JOHN C. KIBELL commanding

Stone's battalion of sharpshooters, Maj. T. O. STONE, commanding

Fifty-eight Alabama, Col . BUSHROD JONES commanding
Eufaula Artillery, Capt. MCDONALD OLIVER commanding

Eighteenth Alabama, Col. J. T. HOLTZELAW commanding; Maj. P. F. HUNLEY commanding
Thirty-sixth Alabama, col. LEWIS T. WOODRUFF commanding
Thirty-eighth Alabama, Col. A. R. LANKFORD commanding

Forty-third Alabama, Col, YOUNG M. MOODY commanding
First Alabama battalion, Lieut.-Col. JOHN H. HOLT commanding; Capt. GEORGE W. HUGULEY commanding
Second Alabama battalion, Lieut.-Col. BOLLING HALL, Jr., Capt. W. D. WALDEN,
Third Alabama battalion, Maj. W. A. SANDFORD, commanding
Fourth Alabama battalion, Maj. JOHN D. MCLENNAN commanding

Kolb's battery, Capt. R. F. KOLB, commanding
Lumsden's battery, JAMES F. LUNSDEN commanding
Garrity's battery, Capt. JAMES GARRITY commanding
Fowler's battery, Capt. WILLIAM FOWLER commanding


…………Mobile, Lieut. Col R. H. GOLDTHWAITE, Montgomery; Col. JOHN C. RIED, Selma; Col. M. L. STANSEL, Carrollton; Col. P. D. BOWLES, Evergreen; Lieut-Col W. M. HARDWICKSBURG: Rev. D. B. WADDEOO, Meriden, Miss.; Capt J. W. STOKES, Abbeville; Hon. MIMS WALKER, Faunsdale; Dr. HENRY BETHEN, Faunsdale; Capt. BARTON DIXON, Dixon; Lieut. CAHRLES DAVIS, Courtland; col. W. F. PERRY, Bowling Green, Ky.; Lieut. L. A. MORGAN, Uniontown; Capt. JAMES A. MOORY, Marion; Capt. HARRY MOSLEY, Marion; Capt. W. J. MILNER.
 I hope the state will be well represented.


The subscription list for Mobile and Montgomery bonds which were opened at the office of Kuhn, Loeb, & Co of New York will close immediately. The amount applied for both here and abroad largely exceeded the $4,000,000 offered.

At Brookwood mines Deputy Sheriff Joe Nelson went to serve a warrant for assault with intent to murder on Will McKay, a young miner, Tuesday night.  McKay reached for his pistol as he saw the officers approaching, when Nelson fired his shotgun, filling him with slugs.  McKay died Tuesday morning.

C. H. Elliott, a small grocery man, married in Mobile eight months ago.  Two moths later his wife gave birth to a child.  Three months ago the child was turned over to a woman residing near the Matthews cotton mill, in Dallas county, Elliott agreeing to pay for its care for a month.  Later he disappeared and his wife returned to her parents.  Application was made Thursday for the abandoned child's admission to the Summerfield orphanage.

 Jim Thornton shot and it is thought killed Dolphus Coats and fatally wounded the latter's mother early Friday morning at Coats Bend, Etowah county, about eighteen miles above Gadsden………….

 Search for bodies in the South Fifth Avenue ruins is nearly completed.  Tuesday is expected to end it.  The fourteenth body recovered from the ruins was taken out Tuesday. T his makes the list of the dead fifteen, one victim having died in the hospital.  Only one more workman is reported missing and his body is expected to be recovered during the day.
 The body taken out Tuesday morning was identified as Peter Moreno, an Italian laborer.
 Superintendent Constable of the building department sent word to Corner Fitzpatrick Tuesday morning that he had found that the middle column in the collapsed building had sunk 7 ½ feet in the ground.  This is what caused the accident, as was the conclusion drawn by Corner Fitzpatrick when he first visited the ruins.  It was discovered that there was an old well, filled with soft earth, immediately under the central column.

The Lookout Press, of Chattanooga, Tenn. has just issued a special edition of 50,000 copies that is of especial interest. Cuts of Lookout Mountain, Chattanooga Nation cemetery and Chickamauga Park monument and observation tower, also a good map of all the battlefields about Chattanooga appear. Short articles on Lookout Mountain, the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and other interesting subjects ware printed.  Our readers can get a copy of this special edition free by addressing the publishers and mentioning this paper. Address (enclosing stamp for postage) The Lookout Pres, Chattanooga, Tenn.

QUEEN ANNE STYLES - Many Hideous Structures that Usurp the Name Wrongfully
The so-called Queen Anne style is supposed to be founded on the class of designs that were used to a large extent at the beginning of the Eighteenth Century.  The buildings that were erected during the reign of Queen Anne were simple and plain, with classic cornices and details, and frequently had large windows that were often divided by mullions. …….(drawing of house and floor plan)…….

WHAT DO THEY DO WITH IT? - Mystery of the Constant Chinese Demand for Ginseng
Passing through this wholesale district the other day a reporter stopped in at one of the large houses to ask about prices.  When ginseng was reached in the list the dealer said:
 What the Chinese use ginseng for is to the masses one of the mysteries of the age, but that they gobble up every ounce of the herb that the known world supplies is nevertheless a fact.  …..

Dr. Hudson speaks of a "gaucho" (South American cowboy) of his acquaintance who went one day to look for cattle.  A puma made his appearance and refused to walk away, even when he herder threw the noose of his lasso over its neck.  The gaucho then dismounted, and drawing his knife, advanced to kill it.  ……………

Tapestry came originally from Byzantium, where its weaving was brought to a high state of perfection.  Its expense, like that of all wall carving and stucco was very great.  Stamped leather, which, in a measure, superseded it was also costly and possible only to the very wealthy.  ……..

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A gold brick recently shipped from Yuma, Arizona to San Francisco is aid to be worth $90,000.  A residence constructed of bricks like this would cost several dollars more than most people can afford to pay.

In a hailstorm in West Virginia recently the hailstones were like great chunks of ice, and smashed windows an made large holes in the tine roofs of houses that got in their way………..

Clocks are regarded as curiosities by the Hindoos, and for this reason half a dozen or more timepieces are often found in the apartments of the wealthy Hindu stances.  They are not used as timepieces, but simply for ornament, since the old-fashioned way of telling the hour of the day, in India, by calculating the number of bamboo lengths the sun has traveled above the horizon is entirely satisfactory to the natives……….

COOKING CABBAGE - Almost every one likes cauliflower if it is properly cooked, while few admit a fondness for cabbage.  Yet it belongs to the same family, and can be made to taste much like cauliflower.  It should be first parboiled for ten minutes, in a kettle of salted water then drained and cooled, and again put in fresh water, and cooked until tender. Served with a cream sauce in the same way that we have cauliflower or asparagus sent to the table, it is delicious.  We cannot free ourselves too soon of the idea that this vegetable must be boiled with corned beef and eaten with vinegar.

CHICKEN AND MUTTON BROTHS - Here are two receipts for chicken and mutton broth for invalids.  For the former cut a young fowl into four parts, wash these well in cold water, and put the pieces in a stew pan with one quart of water, and a little salt.  Let it boil on the stove, skim it well and then add the heart of a cabbage.  Boil the broth for an hour if the chicken is tender, cut proportionately longer if it is tough and then straining into a basin.
 For mutton broth take three pounds of the scrag end of a neck of very fresh mutton ; cut it up in several pieces, wash them in cold water and put them in a saucepan with a quart of water; place it on the fire to boil; skim and add a couple of turnips cut into slices, a little parsley and a little salt; let it boil slowly for an hour and a half; skin off the fat from the surface, straining through a fine sieve into a pitcher and keep for use.

Heavy white silk belts for large silver buckles are new, especially designed for wash dresses.  They are more chic than belts of the same which must needs be lined.

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