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date (1888-02-24) newspaper_issue The Mountain Sig 




Volume 1. 



MOUNT VERNON, KY, FRIDAY, FEB. 2^ 1888. 



Number 1 (J. 



DR. A. G. LOVELL, 
Physician and Sur$eon t 

MOUNT VERNON, KY, 

Offire North side of Main St. 



J. J. BROWN, M. D., 
Physician, Main Street 

MOUNT VERNON, ICY. 
Call in fMlcttob, or restdrnce havk of jail. 



S  C, DAVIS, 
Physician and Superin- 
tendent of Schools, 
mount Vernon  ■ «  keniItKy 

Office Aft* door-Mow Whitehead's drug 
store. Having made a special 'Btudy^oMhioas- 

them aftur the latest and moat 'approved the- 
ory. Thanking the good pi i-ile for past fa- 
vors, and Loping to v.i-.-iv. a liberal share in 



rs, and booing 
c future, ram 
 ey calls. 



DR. I. S RURDK ITE, 
Oculist and Aurist 

BHODHEAD, KY. . 

Has had an experience pi over fif- 
teen yearn, and has successfully treat 
ed hundreds of casts. Special atten- 
tion is given to the treatment of all 
diseases of the eye arid ear. Names 
and addresses of patients cored given 
on application, ifdesir ed. 

J W. bROWN, 
A TT ORNE Y A T LAW, 

MOUNT VERNON, 1iY. 

Office south ad)l '(."f Tfcain Street. Legal 
business plic-,1 in his hands will rec^ve 
prompt attention. 



have begun. 

Jn the debate last Friday the Lee 
side was victorious. 

& 6 Williams, of the Signal office, 
was in town Sunday. 

Dwight Hardin has returned from 
a business trip to Jellico, Tennessee. 

Tom and Sam Curtis, of Richmond, 
*ere the guests of the 
Sunday. 

The Mountain Signal 
in popularity 

Mrs Logan of Stanford, spent several 
days with her daughter, M rs Walter 
Elmiston. Mrs !K. accompanied her 
borne. 

Miss Alice Ward and her brother, 
Sam, leave this week for Frankfort, 
a week with their father, Hon 



tl daily inc 
)rin this 



home a week swapping horses and 
selling books. I guess Jim makes 
a -ood book agent for he can talk a 
man to death and then resurrect him 
by talk, and a man will buy a book 
to get rid of swapping horses with him. 

Miss Cinda Bashears has gone to 
her home in Jeilico and we are there- 
fore deprived of one of our most lively 
and highly respected yo a D g ladies, and 
we hereby extend our sympathies   to 
the young men of Pine Hill and oon 
dole ourselves w ith our loss in Jellico's 
gain. ; 



matrimony, he aays he has one horoe 
and will soon have another. Joe Ren- 
ner is also a candidate at the same 
house. Look out boys we can't tell 
which one will get off. 



^ Mod {THE A WILLIAMS,, 
mount Vernon, ky. 



to spend a 
Sam Ward. 

Dr. Warder, of Louisville, mot 
Rev. J. N. Boling here last Sunday 
aud preached for him. He is eug aged 
in the missionary work. 

Many, many thanks to Mrs Kate 
Chadwick, Mrs.rSam Ward, Mimes 
L'luana James, Rebecca Stuart, Leila' 
Dooi'es and Ha Lee Holdam for excel- 
lent tre.its aud dinners received. 
Misi Alice Ward returned from 
ivrugston last Saturday accompanied 
by Mrs. Frank Clifford who will re- 
main here a few days aud then join her 
husband at Junction City. 

Mrs Hf.wes who left here k month 



■e sitnatedin c-ourtho: 



JV'G. garter, 
ATTORNEY AT LAW 

MOUNT VERNON, KY, 

Office th Court Square. 



JAS. R. CO0&, 



Mt ° 7 ^L^'- * H. Sowder ^ wife, of Jellico 



MdTTNT VERNON, KV. 

All business entrusted to his care 
will receive rirdinpt and careful atten- 
tion. 6ffice in court house 



5! W. METCALF'ijR., 

Attorney at Ltti'v $ RSal 
"Estate- Agent, 

BARBOUtuitrlti '- - ki:ntu  



Will practice in any court in East- 
ern KeritucVy. Fxaiuin'atif us of land 
titles made a specially. Auy size tr'afts 1 

'of timber, .coal, timber and mineral 
lands for' sale. 'W.romtion furnished 

'on any point ,1fcbd ' correspondence bo 
licited. I0m6 



bar'bourVille, KV. 
Boss AjitterMw, J&op'i 



Hack line to Pinevflle tiarty. 
accommodation. 



LWery 

torn   



Newcomb Hotel, 

Mount Vernon, KV. 

i Convenient to Railroad Depot. Baggago 
i transferred freu.. Torters meet nil trains di - 
and night. 



Jackson House 

LONDON, KY. 

F. B, RILEY, PROPRIETOR. 

. This old ind well known) hotel is 
'jtill maintaining its fine icputation 
, All trains met. Special atten. 



r sickfeher will not return to flu^M J « 
•lintrthe nresent session. Her llt rf erea. 



ish teaching the present 
lather /lied and several other members 
of the family are now very ill with the 
tever and she will remain with 
them. Prdf. Duvall has employed Miss 
Li Hie Thfx ten's sister to teach in Mrs 
Halves' place. She arrived Sunday. 

FINE HILL 

John McHargue will not eat molas- 



are visiting at Pine Hill. 

Uncle Jonas Brown is in our midst 
and playing havoc among our toys 
swapping knives. 

Cur friend A. T. McHargue, of 
Lbndod, paid parents and friends at 
Pine Hill, a visit last Friday. 

C. S. Harris, of Virginia, our clc 
er fruit tfgent, is among us, in the 
capacity of collecter of slow notes. 

George Watkins who has been acting 
as section foreman here, has gone to 
London'to take charge oe^the section 
at that place. 

' Judge Carter of near Brodhead and 
H. C. Broughtou, swapped chickens 
nud the t udge came up for the ex- 
change of rooster* last week. 

Now Brethren please give me a rest 
for I have moved from where I now 
live. [How do you figure this? Ed], 
Tom if you will' fill your mouth full 
of cold water and sit on the stove until 
it boils, your tooth will get better as 
soft' as it begins to mend. 

%alk Gantry savs tie has found a 
skillet and lid for toe ugfiest man in the 
state and thinks 'John Doan of Pine 
Hill ought to have them but I am of 
the opinion they ought to be divided 
between'Walk and John. 

The youngsters gathered in to set 
up with Bucl Suttles lastFriday 
night and turned the sad affair 
into a dance, they say they had a fine 
time, and looking forward to a better 
time when the old critter dies. 
Jas. Baker has been ^mefrom 



(iuito a sensation iu town; no liquor 
now. i 

Betey Debord died last week of 
consumption. 

Rev. A. J. Pike has been chosen 
pastor of our church for the coming 
year. 

Mc Vanhook has a sick child, but 
the doctors are not able to tell the 

disease. 

Jas. Thompson fell and injured his 
Shoulder sometime ago, but ds bet- 
ter now. 

Adam Isaacs has been sick for some 
time, but is improving. We hope he 
will soon recover. 

J. J. Thompson was tried last Fri- 
day, arid fined $20, and cfcst, for keep- 
ing a tipling house. 

Jb*. Martin has bought n farm two' 
nallM West of here from General Pur- 



oeb\ at 12, | 



■ * f i } 
Three new cs es tf measles M Noah 
Lockharts. 

U.K. Wood, of Disputai.ta was 
here Monday. 

John Spark*, has rented the black 
smith abop of- A. T. A J Fish. 

John Rainey,.. formerly of Estill 
county, is now a citizen of Wildie. 

J. P. Haley aiid Charley Adams 
were with us last week drumming. 

Wm. Stewrrt is in Kuox coiinty, 
visiting his eon, who is uot expected 
to live. i 

L "B. Wind, tie iJspector, was here 
Sunday'takbgup lies for the 'ftig 
Sandy R. R. 

A. T. Fisli- 'Jr., Put Curran, L. 
Robinson and O. Laudram, of Berea, 
were here Sunday. 

A. T.^*'" T ".^h have, 'completed, 
their bouse there will be 'a new 
drug store soori; Anibros'A'Co. 
arc tbedn ts. 

""; .. 

Jasper |  iff c^sco has moyod to hit 
own place. 

'6ied, en the '•" tfe hist; ah infant oi 
Mrs. 'Buiteil^j r 

vi lie on business. 

ViiliA'm K jrby is buWdiig Georg* 
Livosay's !, t this week. 

JopThol.soa was in this sectij 
last week hfpbt| A'eep. / 

J.T. 
Head, a 



Dear Signal: Our farmers the past 
week have taken advantage of the fioe 
weather^ and much plowiug has been 

ne. 

Miss Mollie T. Esger, of Owsley 
county, is here attending school. She 
is boarding with F. M. Lutes. 

The wheat that was sown broad-cast 
is somewhat 'damaged by the freeze, 
but all wheat put It with a drill is 
looking nice. 

Hon* \v\ A. Anderson droppe d in 
Saturday from the Capital. He h the 
Representative from Garrard county 
and says the Legislature had as well 
adjourn for all the- good they are doing 

I just stepped into the depot for an 
item and found our worthy agent, Jno. 
R. Wearen, assisted by Joe Adams, 
who is every ready to tell yoa what he 
knows. The beys were looking "pale, 
says-I boys, what is the matter. Oh 
nothing, only fourteen girls have 
called here to-day, I then thought of 
its being leap-year. 

I learn from thote boys that since 
June 1st 1887, to January 1st 1888, 
there had been shipped from this 'place. 
87 cars 6f live stock, consisting of 
mules, cattle' sheep and hogs, and 
since the tat of Oc tobar to the present 
tme there has been shipped to this 
point 45 carf* f " al. Lowell « 



measles M Noah of coal shipped to that point afe well 




Thursday. I heard that they offered 
$23,00 for the Sambrook property in 
this, county including the hotel and 
mill. They will hold a meeting in. 
Paris to decide the matter. 

"Disputanta" says there is plenty of • 
mud, somebody has been treed by a 
wild-cat and that he has been pie-bit.. 
No doubt the rest of the world will be 
alarmed when they hear of this s* 1 
state of affairs. The Icelanders will 
put on mourning and the Patagonians 
take a holiday, (big circulation, don't 
you see.) He doesn't say whether the 
pig died or not, but I suppose it did. 
I would advise him to shave his head 
closely, apply ice constantly aud take 
double doses of the Bromides every 
half hour to prevent the inhamation 
of the brain. I would also administer' 
a liberal amount of conditicu Powders 
and sage tea to sweat out the egotism 
that is still lurking in the system, and 
if the pig-bite is all that is hurting 
'h'rn, he will soon be well. 

He reminds me of the fly on tin- 
chariot wheel when it si'«l"Whu a 
dust I do make!" It this encounter 
should cause his untimely death, or if 
the pig "has passed on before" the 
earth} will continue to revolve around 
the Bun and the planetary system re- 
main undisturbed. 



of coal shipped to that point 
'Here.   
I wou i\ have your many renders 
know that the little Village of Paint 
Lick is not to be sn6r ed at. 
have all sorts  A communication* with 
the outside world. We ^ e midway 
between Lancaster *orl 'Richmond, 
twelve miles lrom either place, direcdy 
ly on the K. C. R. R. We Lave three 
turnpikes and talk of one more, one 
drug store kept by Mrs. F. L. Adams 
having had many yean experiene 
in the business, we pronounce her a 
first class druggist. Three dry good 
stores aud one hard ware store. 'l often 
said goods can be bought 
in our little town than the 
article can be had for in Lan 
r or Richmond. Two black 
smith shops any oue wood workman. 
We have another shop that repairs' 
carriage's Ao., and keeps all kinds of 
vehicles for sale, we also have two 
hotels, the Veranda, kept by W, 
Ward.'aad the Paint Lick house, run, 
byC. B.. 'Fugleman. We have a 
splcndid'mh^ f\in b/j. 1 *?. Ru&er A 
Co. Cur village h'as a population of 
sonn thing over 200, and is in the midst 
of a good farming oorAmunHy. ( 



.fas. Francisco was in town Satur 
day. 

C. A- Bridge j was the gue3t of Miss 
TSusie Woodyard Friday and Saturday 

Mrs Callie Thompson is speudiug a 
wsek with her brother, Russell Thomp 

n. 

RnWt SnitS, of Otssnut Ridge 
Ind., is visiting his sister, Mrs. B. A. • 
Y4don. j 

Mrs IKarv f onn ^ " '-'mod ' 
'":'-'• ^.fcAfee, '"••liter »ii*.frjt;-' 
n BrSwn at it Vernln   
Mr. Dviiightiej, wife Rnd daughter, 
of London, were dowh here several 
days under the treatment of Dr. B ur 
det4 

Wi. Hutchinson, formerly ofthi* 



Wulkg^B, of ^fflofotd, has re- 
turned to Vhe fold 

^Mm Su»e'kobinso'n, of%f/die is in' 
.y iLiyingsf^on'thia week. 
^ 'judge pair, o&ft. Vernon, made 
us • visit Saturday. 

iliss Alice 'Ward, of Crab Occjbard, 
haaWn visiting Mrs. Frank Clifford. 

Marshal kcUorinick, fill e itarprls 
ing inill-man oj( Conway., iu cjinpany 
with a Mr/Smilh, of Ohio ; was down 
to see James Sambrook Friday night. 
Messrs. Millspaugh, of Covington, 



"i 

*1 



Adams, of Cyythiaaa, Collier, of Mill- 
en burg, Bucori A son, of Roach, Mc • frgw hi m- 
Clintock, of \Vo:dfork, Ling and |by her l./oti. 
Anderson, of Paris, Stock dohjp ; Q her.'' He ha 
, wt0S ou J j the ichooi ai 



pi .ce, hit now conductor on the South ^ 
eru r »aLVas in town the latter pan ™ 

"tbr wer! . 

C.ias. Tare )t, wub has been with 
tho renovating machine in Wayne 
county, W. Va., is home for a few 
weeks visit. 

Mr. Geo. Piyor Walked tfc Danville 
last Week and drove a herd of cr.tMi 
for Mr. Nichols, came back Sunday eve 
on the passenger. 

Mrs. Elftabeth Curamias of Preach 
ersvilteand IliMMM Ida aud Battie M«! 
lint 61 Ma'retburg Were the gue its ot 
M iss Caribh Suiiday rirght. 

Mrs. t^irter is flaogeromly ill. She 
has a canaero'us tuir.  r o i her throat, 
whose rapid grow th threatens a fatal 
termination if cot speedily cheeked. 
Jno. .Tared, of W. Va , is visiting 
a family a few raileV t'roA' this place. 
It is rumored that they will return 
with him to m»ke rti eh future boafc 
in that state. 

Robert kitoheil left last week tor 
Lily ¥o take a position in the Citko 
wills. The 'Good-byes" wire said 
amoor the tears and embraces of near 
and Viear friends. 

H. N. Mitchell h'al the misfortune 
to lose one of'hia wor^horsei Fri- 
day vatued at'^O. MiseAlma Carton 
was also 1 the loser otone'of ber pet pigs 
cause ufikno^n. 

Frttuk Ross has given up the care of 
the tanks at fiflj and 1 Corbiij, Uncle 
Jim' Woodyard. those at Haael Patch 
and PitW&urg. They intend to start for 
Waillingtt)n'T'^rritorv.^tb , make thaty f 
their future, borne, if^Jjjaeed. 

W»w iB'2 T ad to have Miss Lai 
Hjiii ^'iiTusThurslay uiyht and 



that/', 



I 



he Livingston Coal Co 



her departure wan intr^i' 
other Jones' af com pan,.-?: 
' ■Hehaebeensueha f*voritef 
and will be greatly 



The Mountain Signal.; 

Published Every Friday. 

MT. VERNON. . KENTUCKY 



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SCHOOL-HOUSE ON THE HILL. 

On n wlmly ln l-lit nf ii country road, 
Tile M-hool house Stood. Ill loetl! 0' tli'j'olnut; 
Rummrr mid winter it i-lilvoro.l mid (nailicd. 
In the tvil.lest nuW that liiirtlcil |»ist. 



rnshcli. -ri'.l I v trees 
While Hi- urchins jiln 
In trark the wheels 



And s|mkr 11 | 'l ■ 11 ' I"   »r st»rrlil»t I'loUlCS 
When Irustci'K eiimo to visit the school. 

Like tii«' gladiators la brave, old Roma, 

Sohhers hesieirlnir n iciimiore.l town. 

We -ti'ii'l in the niiilis i.t Hi -]. ■;] iiiu- school 



Wnal was tin' dluloat Alp to the iftda, 

Kiskinn our necle- on tin- llvinj.  .|o,l; 

Or '.In court ol kind's to the liooeliy wood, 

When the trees their wealth of nuts hud shed 

We l.mi'cd [or old Sinliud's dinm, uuls und gold 
And till the treasures that pirates hide; 
We Itnew the secret the sesame -pell, 
• And the' mutrle door for us Hew wide. 

O wonderful Khinionr of chiluliood days, " 

With nil of then- innocent muke-believM| 

I'eopled by fairi. s and eliiot — a haze 
Of Bafjk carpets mid forty thieves! 

Was there ever a "Ion like our hemlock deli? 
Hcd berries erew by its tiuklim.' rill: 
Or over such tales of wonderful times. 
While hours flew by with dcliirhtfnl thrill? 




Made by a Party of Whites When 
Attacked by Indians. 



;:On the morning of Angus! 18, 1869, as 
] was carrying a pail of milk from iliu 
cow yard .to the bouse, on the farm of 
William Mlllor, seventeen miles from 
New l 'I in. Minn., I saw a covered 
wngon coming across tho prairie as fast 
as two horses could pull it. 1 handed 

the pail into the house, called to Miller 
and 1 1 i wife, and by the time we were 

ou1 of doom the wagon had stopped at 
the gate. It wit* a vehicle belonging 
to u man named Saunders, living about 
nine miles awav, and he his family 
were Inside, We had not vet reached 



the 1 



when 



e shot 



i to exhat 
r and his 



Of his 



Mil 



phlegmatic Their all was invest- 
ed right there. While they knew thai 
trouble was at hand, they did not want 
to abandon every thing at, a mere 

alarm. We had three horses in the 
staliie, and Saunders begged hard for 
one to take tile place of his exhausted 

beast He was bo, mil determined 

to got on, even if he had to go on foot, 
ami Miller consented to let the horse 

go. While lie was being harnessed in 



ed II 



) thn 



mlis. 



Ighten the 
dele. We took out tour kegs of 

d, fifty pou litis- of shot, three double- 

rreled shot-guns and some groceries, 

I the horse was no sooner in Ihe 
ees than Saunders drove ell at a 

gallop. 

•'Well, What shall we do?" asked 
Mrs. Miller, as we stood looking after 

the wagon. 

"Stay and light," replied the hus- 

bccii wilh the Millers over a year. 
There was never a day but that some 
of the Sioux came along, and in many 
instances they had eaten of our food. 

Miller did not question the uprising, 

but lie did not think it as serious a 
matter as it turned out to be. and with 
true Dutch grit he proposed to slick. 
We went into breakfast, ate as heartily 
as usual, and when we were through 

my employer said: 

••Now we will get ready for the In- 



dent n 



I doo 



• thro 



linns of smoke in different dircc- 

s, showing thai the murderous red* 

skins were at work. Miller bad one 
hundred and sixty acres of land, almost 
every acre :ib level as a Soor. We had 

just finished building a milk-house 

Ig, about three hundred 



feet fn 



id i 



ith 



ml tin 



nd ' 



blasted out sufficient of this to lay 
the walls of the milk-bouse. Miller 
I a stone mason by trade, and bis 
k had been well done. The bouse 
pretty large being eighteen by 
twenty-four inside the Walls, and the 
walls were perhaps a foot thick. The 
if bad lieeii planked and then sodded, 
it, the jflBesaf of hravv plank. The 

Mil le'r ik -ear-*" L UTuS, usbLd 
■row bar UrWm loopholes in 
s. In the course of an hour 
he drove five or six, and then he bored 
two in the door with a big auger. 

We carried in all the provisions in 
the house, followed by the clothing and 
the bedding. While we worked we kept 
our eves opened for signs of Indians, hut 
k before we saw 



Thei 



when 



ed t 



the Indians 

on the warpath I" 

lie would have driven off t 
that, hut one of his horse, 
down in the harness from 
bans! ion. There was Saunders, bis 
wife and four children, and I never 

saw people so broken up. it was fully ten 

minUtOB before we could get their 

story in a shape to understand it. The 
had' piwlhtted ' had broken 'out at 

last. Fol the past three months we 

of the Indians, some of wl i - ailed 

at tae house almost daily. They had 

become impudent and threatening, 
and many of the older settlers 
were becoming alarmed. Some would 

have given up their farms, but there 
wore a few smart Alecks who rode 

about the country saying there was no 

danver and that there were enough 



lied tht 

the live stock bad been turned 
and driven away, while the fowls 
Hying about on the prairie, There was 
very little left in the house, and the 
worst they could do was to burn it. 
When we shut ourselves up 1 missed 

two of the kegs of powder, hut to n 

query as to What hud become of the 
Miller made no reply, except by a laugh 
He had been working by himself all tin 
forenoon, digging boles and runninj 
trenches, but I bad been too busy b 
notice w hat he was up to. 

There were thirty-two mounted In- 
dians in the band which came up, and 
among them they hail live fresh scalp 
Ever} - one had plunder of some so 



•otild 



them 

the 



oral 



and the Indians 
crowded tooethef 'on the far side. It 
was a log letmse, "ami the roof fell in 
before the side* Were hardly ablaze. 
The slight wind blew the smoke and 
sparks illroctlj over us, so that we 
could not sec five; feet. The Indians 
continued to yell and dance for a lime, 

but suddenly there was a terrific ex- 
plosion and a tloSBJl screams of terror, 
I was looking into the smoke cloud, 
which now and theii lifted for an in- 
stant, ami I saw the burning logs of 
the house scattered to the four winds 
by the explosion Miller knew the 
rials would set the building on lire, 
and he had placed one of the kogs of 
powder where it would do the most 
good. We counted live warriors killed 

or disabled by ihe explosion, and Mil- 
ler killed tun others before the crowd 
got out of rnilgi 'The house was the 
best shelter from which to wmrv us, 
il they had lost by destroying it." 
Flic strength of our fort could be seen 
a glance. The Indians wore wise 
OOCfh not to attempt a rush, and the 
whole party were also impatient to 

ihon to other scenes, six or eight 

no arrived soon after the explosion, 
1 presently we saw them making 
idy to move oil'. A general volley 
was tired at ws, the war whoop was 
ionnd"d, and the brief sio^o was raised, 
t was half an hour before we ventured 



Didi 



mild. 



'.all c 



oke which 

s plain that the whole section 
e hands of the Indians. We 
t at first make out w hy they 
had h it us, but Miller soon concluded 
that they knew what they were about. 
We hail no means of escape left to us. 
The savages wore on every side, and if 
wc attempted to leave the neighbor- 
hood we should fall into the hands of 
some of them, It was quite safe to 
leave us there while they pushed on to 
butcher the dojenseless ones. 

An hour after dinner we wore joined 
by three y»ung men who had been hid- 
ing, dodging and traveling since the 
evening before, and who had conic a 
distance of twenty miles. They were 
bachelor homesteaders, and all had 
Ivors and plenty of amniuni- 




ioa , m- 

jrTt into jugs, and before 
tght she had food enough to last, a 
dozen men a week. Meanwhile the 
rest of us had not boon Idle. Some 
large posts were sunk in the earth be- 
fore the door, leaving space enough for 
 nly t 



10 pe 
e that w 
■e made 



ivalN. 



1 then tin 



planking of the roof V4 
by means ^,,1 the augt 
twenty places. I now saw what Miller 
had been up to the day before. He had 

put in no less than three powder mines 
in the vieinilr, running a slow match 
to each one. The only cover the 
Indians cou'.l have in the neighbor- 
hood was in ihe rear of the fort, where 
we had toed the rock. We had left 
a big ltoie\JYJlich was a natural rifle 

pholes did not oom- 



Tile 



otild b 



A14; 



the 



ad v 



Upplled with food and 

  There were yells of rage 
mo dismounted and en- 
;e in find it stripped, but 

(jncilwas held in the one 
i few minutes an In- 

l ; 



i he hVI 



1 the 



i the 



thrash all tli 
These men were, as fVO 

found out, interested In thoa 
c-t.,tc. and of course thoj dl  
any sensational repor 



Wet 



lot W 



Kust. 



But 



for the . iv,i) W 
would have been no uprising of the 

Indian-. Uncle Sam had his bands 

full iii the South, and hundreds of bur 

young men had enlisted to light the 
Saunders had received warning at 

 b flight from a settler on horseback, 

WhoM win ilc family had biancbutch- 
ered. He was a teamster, 7» bis 
Wagon then contained a, part 'ft. load 
el .-tore- which he was hauling out to 



times he called out thaY N hc 
"talk." Miller shouted to 
on. and he advanced to w 
feet of the fori before he Stopfted and 
called out: 

"AH come out. Indians no\ hurt 

Dutchman." 

• is then war: '' shouted Miller. 

••No war— no 
drunk and rid. 
Indians all like 

"if Mill like 

loave us alone!" 
••Will von eoi 
••No." 

"Then we burn, house ami kil 
cattle!" 

'The Indians ware too an\ioiis tj 
at their. blood) work to wi| 
time in parleying, The mess 
n i sooner undl r shelter lhai 
begun to howl and whoop, 




py this place, mid the men prepared : 
torpedo holding fifteen pounds of pow 

dor, and hid, It under the rocks an. 
dirt on the brink of the pit. A trench 
was then dug tn and under the wall of 
Ihe milk lua.se, and by ■means of 
boards a. tfjtlni of powder was laid. 

When tb^BI -.1 1 u tilled in agftin 

told thai il had been 

sturb. _ 

could 
I just 
the lie 

proacblng, y£h| that time more than 
three tlioil'alol-etflershad I n butch- 
ered or driven from their homes, end, 

the war which was to sweep over 
extent of yuentry two hundred miles 
long and SJBU broad, and alarm thirty 
thousand sjn'^s, had opened in all its 

fierceness. ihe baud which bow 




the mUBtlcl through the loopholes 
In the planks, and at another signal till 

■red. We killed or wounded two In- 
dians by the volley, invVthe others 
hastily departed. Half an hour later 

two or three of tho reds crept up to 
the barricade in front of ourdoor with 
arms full of liolit wood and started a 
lire. 'The posts were only half sea- 
soned, and all that afternoon I had 
kept them wet with water. They 
oharred a little under the llames, but 
the lire would not take hold. Froffl 
the number of Indians we could see, 
and to judge bv the veils of those out 
of Sigh 



fifty 



AfU 



Ihe) 



off t 



rving us with tire 
it for daylight, and 
probably went to 



the most of tht 
sleep. 

When daylight cams our enemies 
were re-enforced by a band of twelve, 
and these newcomers brought with 
them two settlers' teams and wagons 
and three prisoners. Two of the pris- 
oners, a man and woman, were killed 
so,,:, after coming Up. I knew the 
man. He lived about eight miles away, 
and hail frequently called at our house. 
The third prisoner was a settlor none 
of us knew. About an hour after day- 
light the Indians sent him forward with 
a white llag to demand our surrender. 
He came up within thirty feet of our 
barricade, and then halted and told us 
what he bad been commanded to do. 
A dozen or more Indians had their 
lilies on him, ready to shoot in case he 
attempted to play them false. Ho was 
a big. powerful fellow, audi noversaw 
SUch grief and anxiety ill a human 
countenance. In a roles loud enough 
for the Indians to hear, he demanded 
our surrender, but in whispers be 
warned us not to, as every one of us 
would be butchered, Miller replied to 
him from a loophole, telling him to go 
hack to lb.- Indians and ask their best 

terms, When he returned he was to 



Or.CREENE'S 

NERVURA 
NERVE TONIC, 

THE GREAT STRENGTHENING AND 
INVIGORATING REMEDY, 



inluVu'.n" 1 

Weak and Nervous. 



WJk ■ A I   s I s. 



I lllAl tl, lliaHi:.SIO.\ no e.,oisl„„, „f 

AMI ISUSI I Y. nerv.- f ree, which 

will, unless , in. pi • • r.-storntlvo r. t.-. y Is use. I. 

result in utter mciitnl cllnpsc unci i 'i-.Hito eron- 
lr.it Ion "f n-rve n:.,l i.li  .,1 i~ »• live yotir- 



ible. 



pretty , 



for him. He 
iw. in spite of 
all Ids siilleiin-s. lie returned to 
the Indians, consulted for a few 
minutes, and w hen he came back t   us 
he approached within twenty-five feet 
before they shouted to him to halt. 

Then he told us that we would be per- 
mitted to take one of the teams and 
leave ihe country: that the Indians all 
loved us: that all they wauled was 
their land. We bad our guns readx to 
cover him. and I saw him draw a long 
breath before the signal Came. As 
Miller uttered a whistle one of the wien 

shtlter. It was a veritable spring for 
life. The Indians tired at him. but too 
bite, and he pitched in among us with- 
out a scratch. 

Then began a siege which lasted nine 
dnvs, ami in which over forty Indians 
were killed or wounded. They gath- 
ered in the quarry, as expected, and 




V 



W. L. DOUGLAS 
| $3 SHOE. 



adh V 



eda 



GENTLEMEN. 



] |!!Vs siamVe«i l 'ou'toli.'-ni'-- W. ' . U-enj.u."", 



trj p.. 



they were congregated together. Miller 
sprang another of his mines and killed 
several Of them. Five or six different 
times they displayed a ling of truce and 
sought to coax or threaten us into sur- 
render, but Miller WUS w ise enough to 

refuse to trust them- From Ural to last 

they tired about four thousand bullets at 
our fori, over a hundred of which 
lodged in the door, but none of us   



iidot 



The 



day the number was over one hundred. 
On the ninth day troops came and 
drove the bonds oil', and it was only 

then that we learned of the widespread 

devastation. Not a house nor a barn had 
been left standing for miles and miles 
in any direction. Crops had been de- 
stroyed, stock shnt down, and settlers 

butchered or driven off all over a great 
section of the State. We bad been the 
only onos outside of the towns to make 
a light, and by our standing a sice,, we 
kept a large force from going against 
the settlors.— A'. V. Sun. 



n ml-- 



inly 



1, then ^o away ad 
houted Miller, 
a out?" 



strength tldjylired a few shots al long 
range and "flE d on to Ihe cast. At 

dark we . ■ the fort, arranged the 
goods andjBrylsiohi to give us all the 

re posslbfKand by and by turned 

in to sleep sflllj .me man was left on 

watch. TlukWM Miller. He 
width iintrTJJInight, ami then call 
of the 
k he ipi 

s tb 

number ot'^^|ans bad arrived. W 
ig made 

J aw 



e.lj 



When w 
plugs fro 



By 



of the 



ire probably investi- 
 \v fo burn us out. 
fom Miller we took 
carefully poked 



A Thoughtless Father. 

"What is your son doing now 
ed a merchant of one of tiio sen! 



"That isgi 
i tho 



I'm glad to bear that 

of making money." 



ho 

"Yes, I've taken great pains with 
that boy. Trained him up to be strict- 
ly honest, always tell the truth, and 

never take advantage of anybody." 

The ohl merchant looked at him and 

then walked away, muttering) 

"Antl then put him in a real-estate 
office. Some fathers havo no judg- 
ment at ail."— Merchant Traveler. 



Northern Minnesota ami Dakota. Il is 
brought from the old country, mid 
seems to spread but little here. ( 




—A good mess of cooked turnips, fed 
warm, will be of more benefit to t|fce 
pigs on cold days than any quantity oi 



NORTHERN PACIFIC, 
LOW Fri.-SE RAILROAD UhOS fj) 
FREE Government LANDS.. 



Ely's Cream Salm 

, Snuffles 

CATARRH* 

Apply r.ulm (at   G ICR :.o«tril. 

gt.YPans..aBQri»Tiwi'-ssi .s.v 
i PEE rnorT ' r -sam't-fs nirri 

" CENT ('em,'| n , 1 . , 'l:'. . trlo , l:- :i... U n.V "•»'! 
■ l.iolv i.ee;,t- w:inu e • .:• t:lect re- , -re t,i:w\ 
lee. Write 1. .• t  mi-. U : . Seei t . lit ,,'.!.. ..y. :«•. •• 
f .SA5II 1HI3 IH , ej Lxtjsti fRM, 





MORRILL'S GREAT SPEECH. 



mil. andex- 
ritmsly remark! : 
Reform is demandod, as 

Til-; Surplus is hlg and 

" 5»vy; 

The Kcveuue must be 
illniinisliod, but how 




Th» grades ( I Tobacco, as all will allow. 

Are vital i 'si'iitials ol human  -xi,tence; 
So rare e\.-r B row to be famous, I trow, 

Without ,ls expectoruiory assistance: 
Woolen  :ils, jackets, and blankets, and 

So I r  | ' what the sentence e.\li!e,ses: 





Ul at 

With g s.imlnr tax M the Laborer's clothing. 
Duty on food and apparel ne'er vexes 

AUffhl thfl industrial scum — 
So. as 1  atd, In apportioning taxes, 

Spare T( bSSSO and Rum I 

(Kull chorus, by Stanford, Stewart. Stook- 
brtdt!" ani. oilier Republican Senators, who 
join hands and dance around the Father of 
the War-Tar Ifl in | ring, singing* : 

All wc shall advocate during the Session 
As source' fr.nn which it should come, 

May b - . meyed in the simple expression: 
" Spare Tobacco and Rum t" 

Slap all the tax on poor 'oiks' backs, 
Bat spare Tobacco and Rum! 




(Two or three New Ktigland Senators, and ft 
from the West, moodily refuse tosiug. and slit 
OB in to the i h ak-room to consult. I — I'uvt. 



THIS YEAR'S FIGHT. 

Why the Uemnrrnt* Can Not Lose It 
VmUm They Fall to Fight. 

"No taxation for surplus" was the 
President's admlrabls message to Con- 
gress and the country. In spite of the 
protests of the ablest Republican think- 
ers and journalists of the country, the 
Republican politicians ami Presiden- 
tial candidates huve joined issue for 
the campaign on this point. Both 
Blaine and Sherman, differing widely 
in other things, have agreed that tax- 
ation for snrpli ■ 



Ihjllst; 



I illei 



ill not 
i linai 



tile lililSSOSj not burdensome to work- 
ers; poi nil extortion from the whole 
pcoulo. Never before were the line- 
so sharply drawn on this quMtian at 
the opening of ■ Presidential cam- 
paign. Never before was the Repub- 
lican party forced to mass its strength 
to deieud (lie most lintenabie point in 
itj fallacy; i.evur before was the Dem- 



ocratic party hi a position which com- 



Since Sherman made his bid for tho 
Presidency at Springfield, the Repub- 
lican party h/is made blunder after 

blunder, but flic supreme blunder is 

this attsir.pt to defend the negative 
against Mr. Cleveland's strong, plain 
and manly affirmative proposition that 
taxation for surplus la dangerous, un- 
constitutional, and under any circum- 
stance* unjustifiable. 

A light joined on such issues has the 
possibility and the probability of polit- 
ical revolution in it—the breaking 
down of the Republican lines in places 
where they have always held against 



of thi- 



every attack; 
States that have been safely Repub- 
lican since the party came into ex- 
istence; of a great Democratic triumph 
that will complete the disorganization 
of the Republican party. 

We have a square light on a plain 
issue at iMti and we can not lose un- 
less we fail to light.— ,S7. Louil Jlcpub- 



MERE OBSTRUCTIONISTS. 

The Uacitylng and Crumbling Condition 
of (lie Republican Party. 

Time was when Republican party- 
ism stood for something. But since 
the election of President Cleveland it 
has become a political negation. For 
three years the Republicans in Con- 
gress have proved the merest obstruc- 
tionists. They have declaimed in their 
platform and from the stump against 
the accumulation of the surplus and 
tho continuance of oppressive taxation, 
but in Congress they have contented 
themselves With opposing the consid- 
eration of bills brought forward by the 
grata for the al 



California, the largest State in the Cnlon 
except Texas, is 700 miles long with an 
average width of o,30 miles. The Sierra 
Nevada and Coast Range of mountains run 
parallel, northeast nud southwest, the Hler- 
rns having an altitude of from 8.000 to 
14,001) feet; the Const Range from 2,000 



1,000 f 



t, and t 



of 



On the 



great economical question of the time 
they have not attempted to formulate 

When the President was confronted 
with a vacancy on the bench of the 
United States Supreme Court and un- 
dertook to fill it by an appointment 
from the circuit In which the vacancy 
existed, they pursued their modern 
tactics of obstruction. They raised 
,thc groundless and ridiculous objection 

to the appointment of Judge Lamar 

that his sympathies are Southern. In 
fact, they made a sectional plea for his 
rejection by the Senate when the up- 
as all appointments to the Supremo 
Bench must inevitably be. on account 
of the sectional division of the coun- 
try into judicial circuits. After ob- 
structing the action of the Pr sident 
long as they were able a halt 



number of valleys and rivers, the principal 
one being tho Sacramento valley, 200 
miles in length and 45 miles average 
width, through which runs tho Sacramen- 
to river, a navigable stream for about 150 
miles from Its entrance into Suisun bay. a 
small bay nt the head of tho bay of Ban 
Franeisca 

hania, ColuRa, Sutter, Yolo and Solane, 
these being bordered by the mountain 
counties of Amador, El Dorado, Placer, 
Nevada Blerra, Plumas, Shasta, Trinity, 
Mendocino, Lake and Napa, affording a 
great vuriety of soil und climate, owing to 
the difference in elevation. 

Tho soil of the valley counties bordering 
upon the Sacramento river is principally a 
dark, rich adobe ntul alluvial Roil, and well 
adapted to the growth of cereals. Along 
the foot hills varieties of soil from blac.t 
adobe to light sandy soil appears. Tho 
lower slopes of the mountains contain dif- 
ferent soil, some being sands, of light color, 
others light clay,^ and much a deep red clay. 

sandy ridges, loamy meadows and deep, 
rich valleys in the very tops of tho mcunt- 
ains, being the faforite resort of large 
herds of sheep and cattle during the sum- 
mer months 

Stretching along the foot-hills and up the 
mountain sides to tho altitude of 12,000 feet 
is what is known as the " thermal belt." It is 
in this belt where the warm air lingers when 
the sun goes down, and to which the warm 
air rises when the first rays of tho morning 
sun are thrown upon the valley. Tender 
pluntR and seini-tropiciil fruits are grown 
in profusion, as was fullv demonstrated at 
the Citrus fair held In Oroville, ilutte Coun- 
ty, in December last. This " thermal belt " is 
also noted for itswonderful curative qualities 
in lung und asthmatic complaints. Hut very 
little good Government or railroud land 
near tho railroads or rivers remain. Land 
is worth from l}C  to .f 500 per acre according 
to locatiou and improvements. In the foot- 
hill region land is selling from $5 to $50 
per acre. In tho valley bordering on the 
Sacramento river large ranches of from 
1,000 to 00,001) acres have been the pre- 
vailing feature. As population comes in 
these will be subdivided und on their roll 
abuviul soil thousands of small farms, the 
homes of thrifty families, will be estab. 
llshud, but this can not be accomplished 
until the population increases und there is 
a demand Tho population of this great 
State is about 1,500,000, but it is capable 
of supporting 10,000,000 people. 

All this vast region of soil, water and 
climate, unsurpassed by uny other, now in- 
vites population- -not lazy, shiftless, im- 



rho only Mecsetafkl 

Cruel anil VM 

I have a Jorsey 

rears old, which soi 

be filled with vigor I 
for OoniAining, and 
to 



r be i 



jumping aboil 



often 
ml I 1 



almost 

afraid to walk before him (though I 
showed no signs of this to him), and 
finally decided to have his horns taken 
ofT befon he did any damage. 

Be eras therefore taken to a neighbor 
who had dishorned twenty-six of his 
own herd, and put into a stall mado of 
two-inch plank and just wide enough 
to admit an animal, his .shoulders be- 
ing even with the front end. when a 
piece of timber was placed below, an- 



othei 



, his 



il against his 
n around to 
timber was 



the side 

also put across, the stall under the ani- 
mal just back of his forelegs, raising 
his feet from the iloor; the hair was 
sheared off closely at the base of the 
horn, and with a fine-toothed meat 
(narrow blade) the horn was cut off as 



the 



.-siU, 



■alio, 



Ill 



upon thel 
of thel 



w tho o 
of the l 



al.su 



d folly by three I « 



-Tho, 



»f the Republican 
leaders in Congress. Although two of 
the most prominent Republican mem- 
bers of the Committee on Elections 
had joined the Democratic members of 
the committee in reporting to the 
House that Mr. Thoebe had not made 
OUl a case, that Mr. Carlisle was clear- 
ly entitled to his scat and that there 
was no ground for a reopening of tho 

ease, and although these Republican 

members of the committee addressed 
rjuirocally 



tin better, eon jibncdiiut opportunities 

will bo pleasant an I profitable. A man 
with a family willing to help li.m, if be has 
from ir'1,000 to $:i,0()l) in hand, is safe to 
make a beginning which, if he is Judicious, 
should lead him to prosperity. 
Two branches of the Central 



like one naturally without horns, which 
was perhaps three-eighths of an inch 
on the skin. When done, the head was 
tied to the other side and the other 
horn cut off, both of which left open- 
ings about three-fourths of an inch in 
diameter into the head. and into which 
was put a very little cotton to keep out 
dirt He bled very freely on one side, 
but on the other very little, and was 
taken home a different-looking animal 
After one week matter formed in one 
side and forced the cotton out and con- 
tinued thus for a week, when It dried 
up, at which time the cotton was taken 
from the other side and it also rata a 
little, at which I was at first alarmed, 
but learned it was necessary to force 
out the saw dust which had fallen into 
the opening. 

Some writers say "It does not hurt 
them," but this depends upon what Is 
meant by "hurt." It is it painful 
operation, and In this case affected tho 
animal somewhat for three weeks; but 
after dishorning and examining n fresh 
beef head, I became fully convinced 
that no permanent injury could arise 
from the operation, if properly cared 
for. 



lead the bull or enter 
stall with perfect safety, which 
great satisfaction, and I would 
have the horns replaced if I could. 

I have since witnessed the dishori 
of several head, and have even i 



the bio. 



■ssibl, 



spn 



: thoi 



of t 



I -Mr, 



the 



■.ing 



1 lea 



i the i 



j which J 



II, 1 e 



,, (ai 



ing Mr. Carl'ile In bis seat, the petty 
trick of obstructing the adoption of tho 
report ol the committee was resorted 
to by the Republican side of the House. 
Some thirty members were paired 
and absent and the Republican 
leaders of the House. with a 
breadth of statesmanship that would do 
honor to a moot congress of ten-year-olil 



lein 



ll-boys, seized the 
the ■House Withoi 



i quoi 



i by 



its when tin 



the 



Whei 



brought to bool 
they based Ihcir obstructive action oi 
the false ground that the case ought t( 
be reopened in order to enable Thoebt 
to take further testimony! A in OS 
subterfuge, but suflicicn 



a the judgiu 
lien as To 



i Reed 



t To 



i Bro 



money to rake over the district for evi- 
dence. But ho utterly failed in his at- 
tempted assault on tho election re- 
turns which gavs Mr. Carlisle the seat, 
and two honest Republican members of 
the Committee on Elections declared 
that Mr. Thoebe had not laid any 
ground for a reopening of the ease. 

But the party of obstruction, tho 
moribund, decayed and crumbling Re- 
publican party, played its pantomime 

to the end. — BarrUburg Patriot, 

After Boss Chandler b»J cast his 

Senatorial drag net ovor all tho South- 
ern States, perhaps he will move to in- 
vestigate some recent attempts at rail- 
road legislation ii]  in New Hampshire. 
And then, again, perhaps he won't.— 

Botton Htratd. 



PriVatc and confidential to Will- 

lam E. Chandler: This is 1888. and 
not 18G8. We just thought wo would 
mention it, you know, as it seems to 
have slipped your uiiud. — Boston Cdobc. 



sale of the valley, via M ■irysville ni 
and the intermediate towns, the other on 
the west side, via Woodland Willows and 
Williams and intermediate towns uniting 
at Tehama, tho now head of navigation on 
Sacramento river. From thence the road 
is continued to Portland, Ore., this road 
having been completed within the las; 
s.xty days, opening up country wonderfully 
rich iu farming timber and mineral prod- 

Until the past five yearn tho raising of 
wheat and barley was the principal occu- 
pution of the farmers of the Sacramento 
valley, tho grain being transported to 
Europe on ships, but the completion of three 
trans-continental railroads— the Central 
Pacific, Southern Pacific and the Atchison, 
Topeka A Santa Fe, with the prospect ot 
other roads soon coming, affording in- 
creased facilities and reduced rates of 
transportation, has given a wonderful im- 
petus toward raising fruit, und California 
will soon be considered the gulden spot of 
the world. Tin Sacramento valley has sup- 
plied nino-tenths of the fruit bent East, and 
the " Fruit Growers' Union," an association 
of fanners, in the year 18S7 sold their fruit 
In New yor»"TStnl Boston on the uuctlon 
plan, and with gratifying success It will 
l o tried in other cities this coining season, 
with reduced rates of transportation, so 
I hat sixty million of people iu the United 
Stares can afford to purchase these Califor- 
nia fruits, mm the progress and develop, 
neat of thojruit business will be something 

The largest grain-growers in the valleys 
do their plowing with gang plows and 
their harvesting with the latest Improved 
machinery. Consequent. y furiu hands in 
the past had employment only during a 
portion of uic year, but sinco the fruit and 
vine business Is coming to the front, more 
and continuous labor Is required, and iu 
some of tho more advanced fruit districts 
daring the fruit picking season tko school 
vacations are extended in order to allow 
the children to assist in securing tho crops. 

Dry-goods, clothing, and, in fact, all the 
lighter class of goods can bo purchased as 
cheaply as in tho Western States. Heavy 
goods, where freight is au Important item 
of cost, are more expensive. 

Hanks, both commercial and savings, arc 
plenty, the current rate of interest ut this 
time being seven to nine per cent, per an- 
num. 1 l »tel accommodation both good 
and reasonable, fair board being oLtalnod at 
twenty-five cents per meal and tour dollars 
per week. First-class hotels charge from 
two to four dollars per day for room and 

There uie plenty of good newspapers, 
churches a:«d SS b SO l a Tio writer, in his 
over the mountains and through 
central portion of this 
could not help noticing 
character, free and easy. 
■ character ot the 



liately after the ope 
it think they were 
ing. nfcit wVs only extitc-tf 
% the appetite. No f ■ : a ! I 
Her flow of milk for; one " 

dishorned, so the owner 
weighed the milk; from 
rm your own opinion, 
StiottS are that it will 
uple of days, 



In i 




2 thei 



may diffei 

off" the horns, I prefer 



back , 



the skin I 



to leave the animal like, or nearly, the 
natural hornless ones, which may bo 
half an inch, though one can tell by 
feeling the head, anil this does not 
cause any more pain, as far as I can 
learn, than it would to leave a stub 
horn; and though you may look six 
inches into their heads after removing 
the horns, do not feel alarmed— the 
brain is safely inclosed by a bone pro* 



-but befoi 

a head if p 



e disho 
.ssible, t 



■i little 



learn foi 



one, if jro 



pra, 
hav 

I think early in the spring or fall is 
the best time for dishorning, there be- 
ing no Hies or seriously cold weather, 
though 1 know of some operated upon 
in mid-winter, in this northern region, 
that came out all right.—//. M. Cutbert- 
1071, in Country (icntlcman. 

They Feel at Home. 

In a St. Paul shoe store where there 
Is ii sign that reads, "None but gentle* 
men employed* as clerks. Ladies may 

feel perfectly at home when purchasing 
goods here," the other day a clerk went 
to the proprietor and said 

"l otf t you think we'd better pull 
down that sign?" 

••What for?" 

"Because the women read it and sit 
lown on the lloor when trying shoes 
on."— St. Vaul Glo be. 

— Teacbei - 
Hand up. Bodk 
linguist) organic from i 
matter?" Bodkins— "In the 
world every individual spril) 



"An   



■ubstai 

-Life. 



A novel scene was presented oi 
Grand Traverse boy recently. A tuj 
and an ice boat were out on the bay to 
gather. The ice was about two and 
one-half inches thick and tho ice boaft 
bad the best of the tug as far as spued 
was concerned. 



t.that one out of 
every nine persons you'meet on Broad- 
way is a Hebrew. Thev number in 
New York City about 190,000, and with 
their wealth and intelligence, if ever 
organised politically as ii party, would 
exert a strong, if not controlling in- 
fluence, on local polities. 

—The young folks of West Deer Isle, 
Me., have organised the Tongue Guard 
Society, whose object is to guard 
against saying any thing improper to 



abot 



Ear, 



, line i 



. the fund 

Insulating 



punished 1: 

placed in a Dos m the el 
to go towards buying 

— In the United States arsenal at 
Watertown, Mass.. there is a machine 
for testing the strength of iron and 
steel substances, which is looked upon 
as a wonder of mechanical skill and 
power. It can test to a nicety, and 
with equal ease, the tensile strength of 
ii ponderous iron or steel bar, or of a 

—It is said that there are two sisters 
living near . Delta, whose ages are 
between fifty and sixty years, who 
have not seen each other iu six- 
teen years. They live only four 
miles apart. and are oil per-, 
fectly friendly terms. No cause what- 
ever is assigned for this seeming in- 
difference.— Daitoti (67a.) Citizen. 

—In the district court at Waco Tex.. 
Andrew Miller, a negro preacher, 
charged with tho theft of n cow, when 
brought for trial, wished to open the 
court with prayer. The judge re 
quested the sheriff to take the prisoner 
to the judge's private office and let him 
pray. After prayer the prisoner was 
convicted of theft, US charged ill the 
indictment, and given two yean in tho 



-The a 
I diffei 



MNipi 



ed of 



ces, comprising up- 
wards of 2,400 separate and distinct 
operations in its manufacture. The 
balance has 18.000 boats or vibrations 
per hour, 19,960,080 in thirty days, 
157,080,000 in one year; it travels one 
and 43-100 inches with each vibration, 
which is equal to 9] miles in twenty- 
four hours, 2112.1 miles in thirty days, 
or 3,558} miles in one year. 
—The latest "fad" "among wealthv 



si,, 1, 



lire: 



This 



along the si 
packed In b; 
tho country 
A great part 



of ships 



"driftwood* 1 in open 

wood is gathered 

: by Eastern parties, 
ind shipped through 
is mostly wreckage. 
; has once boon the 



sheathed with copper plates. The Cop- 
per salts have Impregnated the wood, 
and when burned it gives out most 
beautiful green and peacock blue 



In pai ls of Iniljhijwild clepha~ a 
ffive a great deal ■^trouble to pcrsor,* 
employed in road iiflBbving.frightening 
the native workmerr* and destroying . 
their work and knocking down their 
houses. A herd will come along the 
newly made road, and reaching a 
temporary bridge will send their 



lightest mem bet 



Be- 



ss to test 

ing made to support bipeds only, it 
will generally give way, whereupon 
the herd will express its disapproval of 
such workmanship by promptly de- 
molishing it. 

—During avolent thunder and light- 
ning storm at Hiddleton, Fla., lately, 
an immense ball of lire was seen to fall 
in the forest near he town. Searching 
parties were sent out, and parties' of 
negroes found it, but they v 



big nine, del 



mile 



mired 



It I 



It 



lank into the 
ground nearly eight feet. It appears 
to be of Iron ore covered with opaque 
white cystals. 

Turk's Island, one of the West 



Indies, i 



■oduct 

salt a 



ml , 



of the little 
Of these it 



out annually 2,000.000 bushels and 
2.C00 bales of sponges. Two-thirds of 
the salt goes to the United States and 
the rest to the Canadian provinces as 
lishery salt. Tho best part of the salt 
is piled up outdoors in stacks 15 to 20 
feet high. It is pure, dazzling w hite 
and trying to the eyes; in fact, so much 
so that those who work at the salt 
usually wear goggles. 

—At 10:30 o'clock on u recent even- 
ing the people of Mittdletown, Pa., 
who had not retired at that hour were 
startled by their natural gas lights 
and tires suddenly springing up a 
distance of a foot or so. Then 
the lights leaped 



ing at 



the 



ted iiko fur- 
I through the 
ilghbors, and 



surplus gas was caused by the ball of 
safety valve of the gasomoter bcin-V 
either taken off, or falling off, Ufrreby 
throwing the entire pressure of the 
well, ninety pounds, on tho wrvioe 
lines. The* pressure was thrown on iu 
everv house, and almost every uUe bad 
left the gas burning. 



/ 



4. 



■ 



MILLINER F. 



Sfllllnefy Goods 

Iter a -iill, B»tbfl_M Una 



oi; 



LE. 



At Ihc close of theC mmiaii 
taleon M indey Febm rv the 
1888, I will scllt  the highest hi 
the Iract ofi land known M 

•Town 1 1 ILL" Aim, nor Mt 
noti, Ky., ir ..| contains in nu I 
125 intnoi tod. aboattiOacrest 
fence. Tor urn liberal to rood r 
.1 iUf» II. On i 

Land For Sal 



6 ) ': d ill 1 



ill 



' ha 



Kentucky' I'artics thin 
ing will do well to address me before 
purchating, I make this a specialty, 
W. A. OWENS, 
lOtf London, Ky. 

FOR SALE. 

Kvergrten Cottage, situated on old 
.'lain  treot. A very desirable private 
resident with outbuildings and c n- 
vouidic t f. I 'rice low. 

J, E. Alm.n. 
15cj8 .Mr. Ykrnon, K v. 



W. H. JACKSON & CO., 




ILITEIRY, 

PEED AND 

Sale Stab 1 e, 

Loudon,, 

Good turnout! feud saddle horse s al 
ways for hire on teasonaWc term:'. 
L mdW . ig the mosy convenient point 
on tr^r railroad froty-v.liieii to reach 
points in the Mountain Section. 



L. & N. 

Louisville & Nashville R. ft. 
THROUGH TRUNK LLVi 

south" & w est 



Pullman .alaoe Sleepers. 

_SJ utMTllle 

(6 ."jnwbiine. 

■eiuplite, 

lltattla, 

McntKouiery, 

Little Koch, 
Mol.llo aud New UrlenitH. 

Oulyonc ctii.atfe to poinU In 

Arkansas and Teicas, 

EMIGRANTS 

••"Hoe Ajjrnts ol'tl.. C.i.ipiiny lor mtca, router 
c.erwr u ^ ^ aXMOW^ O.P.AT.Aii 

Lratarllit, Ky . 

W. WVPkhn, i rnv. Paw. Agt . 

Junction City, Ky. 

^ODHEAD MARBLE WORi. 




I W. H. COLYER- 

Marble and Stone Cutter, 

M«niumonts, Head ;in.(l 
Foot Stones, Tablets, etc 
'"Write for estimates 
 Jfci!' Uicouhkad Ky 

J. I). MITCHELL, 
. j with 
Ford, Eolon $ Com'y, 
II 'holesu I ' ■■ Groeers, 

IHCINNAII .» • - OHIO. 

Will call regularly on the menh- 
t,$ it South- KusterV Ky. Ilm   



ITBUSIIKI. KVEKV I'KIDAY AT 

MOUNT VERNON, KENTUCKY 

Only Pnprr in Rockcnutle County 



SUBSCRIPTION RATES. 

One Year - 



MT. VERNON KV 



Lancaster is working hard for the 
1 youisvi'lc Southern. 

Hereafter a grand juryman gen 
dollar* a day during service, the sitae 
as a jxtlit juror. 

The Lancaster news tells of a man's 
hairing tent it $10, from the Wist, 
a back subscription. 

Hon. }Y. P, Taulhec has been se- 
lected as • the Kentucky represcnta 
tive on the Democratic Congressional 
Ommittee in campaign work. 

The Richmond Climax is one of 
Id desiring the newt of our neighbor 

uoty, would do well 'to take this 



'  niy one guard to every two priso- 
ners conveyed to the penitentiary will 
be allowed oompenwlion by the State. 

P, -Marcuai has heen arrested at 
waet.J charged with having in 
hit pi nwsiou and passing counterfeit 
money in the shr pe of nickel joins. 

The jury in the ease of Mrs. Lucre- 
i|Mund«Ti nl Lexington, charged 
i|T ha-- jug jxj-.Voned btf husband, (to 

obtain the insurance he carried on his 

lile, r. lulted in an acquittal. 

The I 'lerk of R wan county in his 
testimony bafbre the Legislative Com- 
mittee -aid that, twenty murders had 
taken place in the county since 1884. 
He raid that where no whisky was 
sold no murder was CDmmitted. 



A great newspaper is a mighty en- 
gine(I guess I am not the firs'; m n 

who said that, but .) It' I 

ito run bucIi an engine a real, lit 
erary, political, social, locorro'ive, I'd 
fill her with the coal of conviction md 
the water ot'eand  r, and get the steam 
enthuiiatm, Then I'd grasp the lever 
of intention with the band of justice, 
and run her out upon the main track, 
book on to the leading^itikl^  em 
the' sand box end pall ouw» thsu ixl 
station on the road of progre-s, leaving 
the dead from the last disinter to he 
buried by those who l ive to linger 
about the dessrted stations 1 1 the put. 
Steam would be reversed on account 
of warnings from ahead, but never on 
accouut of waitings from behind. — 
Railroad Review. 



Among the deaths at the alms 
house, in Pbilapelphia, was that of 
Henry C. Spalding, inventor 
"Spalding's Glue." Ho wai- at 
time worth $80,0 \ but intemperate 
habits broke him. 



Pineville Is riot iitlified after gel tin. 
its new court house, jail and street 
railroad under headway, but is clam- 
oring for water and gasworks, aud the 
Messenger says both of the latter arc 
being pushed by enterprising parties, 

The Pineville Messenger says. 
On account of ft delay In treenail- 
sion through ths mails, the bid (it 
John W. Mulling, of London, was not 
received before the opening of the bids 
on the jail aud court house. Ilis l id 
for 823,790, aud although not the 
lowi st, it was next to the lowest. 



Oar friend Geo. D. Burdetr, win 

ns a big grocery store and sends 
od letters to the Interior .Journal, 
(when the editor wares him up to it.) 
say*! "The No HI office at this p 
will be scoured in the tpring. God 
knows it needs it." The news remarks: 
Geo. Burdett is cleaning up his gro- 
cery store, (me would baldly know 

Several gardens have been 
riched 



♦The Louisville Post says : 

The terrible llatfleldgaug of desper- 
idoes, uojv that they are safely housed 
u the Louisville jfttt, turn out to be 
irdinary Icokloj lot of poverty 
farmers--. There's nothing 
or thi.igerous-lookiug about 
till, and they seem to be i 



a ve/y 
ttrieke 
eavaee 
them u 



hero in the city they arr verv small 
potatoes. 'A'e have ; Laity of c ity 
houllums vim cm double-discount 
them in gem ral tonghnei^ 

An rzchange that sn.ns it. up as 
followi, ktonrreot. [twyc: When the 
butinoM men of town fatlli ad vert lee 
'hey diminish the Impwince and 
trade of n place, and pc*n it morn en- 
terprising locnii tee to takfUfl Uttor 
from them. Although dme fi»r 
thsir iudivldud in f ew«*J should 
be looked upon by ihi cithjhn of the 
town when they reside » public l  ne 
factors, an 1 should in enoouraged ac- 
cordiogly. The merchant w ho adver- 
tises very - Xtemively is tt irih more to 

a town than forty who never show 

themielvi I in print, and for * hat re: 
son should be given prel rence in lo- 
cal patronage. 



mdeveryb idy, 
,rd for fit ire 



( Ifice son) time. 



BdlNjfe sayi: "Don'l attempt to 
cheat an editor out of a ye ir\ tub* 
•oription to his paper or a  y i ther 
sum. Cheat the mimster, cheat the 
doctor, cheat anyh idy 
but if you hive any re, 
ooaequenoes don't fool 
You wi l be put up fo 
or went some public fftVtf l( I ) our 
self or some of your friende, and when 
your hick is a "thing of beauty end 
joy forever," the ediii r v. ill open upon 
you and knock your eiroajfle into n 
cod e -hat the «r*»Ve, He'll tubJ ie 
you and jcu'U cum ynnr»ell for i driv 
sling idiot, g.  hire tome one to l.rt ck 
vou dorn, and then kick ;ou for I ili- 



MARET, VOWELS & CO 




- -Proprietors A f — 

THE MOUNT VERNON 
Furniture Factory, 

— Ami Lvlanufacturera  £- 
Rough and Dressed Lumber 9 

And Woodworkers Generally, 



Ii B ADAMS 

IS GIVING 

SPEC'L BARGAINS 

IX MKX'tf A XI) HoVs H ATS. 
Gaps and Hi (try Boots ,\ and jn&nft ollwr.Hnes of 
Goods  il i Vs7. 



MOSES N. LANCFORD. 



—Dealer iti- 



Lelligent than tlie 



In oui paper, the (Citizen) of 1818, 
h an obituary of Daniel lbone, by a 
correspondent siiruing "Surporter." 
lice it is: 

"As he lived so he died, with his 
gun In his hand. We are Informed 
by a gentle man direct from booi e's 
settlement on the Missouri, that early 
I Col. l5oone rode to a deer 
lick, irated himself within' a blind 
raited U) conceal him from the game. 
That While seated thus concealed 
v ith his trusty riflfl in his hand, j oint 
ed toward the lick, the mittdfkuHating 
on e log, his face to the breech of his 
gun, his rifle cocked, his finger on|tbe 
trigger, one eye shut, the other looking 
along the barrel through theid/.ts-in 
this position, without 8 strueje or 
motion, and of course without pain, he 
breftthed his last so gently that when 
found next day by his friends, although 
•tiff and bold, he lookhd as it alive, 
with his gun in i is hands just in the 
iCt of firing. It is not altogether Oi r 
tain, whether a Seek had come in the 
range of his gun which had been deftth 
to thousands, but it might have intu- 
tively obeyed its old employer's mind 
and discharged itself. This hTpuhe- 
sis being novel we leave the solatiou 
to the curious." 

History "ays I'oone died ^epj. -6, 
1820. 

I'll K MOST AGREEABLE 
As well as the moit effective meth- 
od of dispelling Headaches, Cpldr, 
and Fever, or Oleausing the Syr tern 
is hy taking a few doses of .the pleas- 
ant California liquid fruit MPedy 
Syrup of Figs. For sale at Wiilram.^ 
drugstore. RdmoJ 



DRY GOODS, 

Boots, Shoes and Groceries: 
Hardware, Furniture &c. 

Also Manufacturer and, Dealer in Lumber 

_______ 

— Agent For — 

South Bend Chilled and Av- 
erts Cast Steel Plows. 

Buckeye lie r tin& Machines, Mew Hoineuti 

Singer tiev.'iug Machines- 

Repairs for the above kept on hand or furnished on shor^l notice 
Call at my store in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky. 




G. G- WINE. 

DKAI.KH IN 

Marble $ Granite Monuments, Eekdstoues 
Tablets, $c. 

bedgOS and Euimates furnis hed upon application. Depot St., Stanford Ky 



C. W. & J. W. PING, 

—DEALERS IN- 

DRY GOODS, 

BOOTS eina SHOES, 
Hardware, Corn Meal, Flour 



READ THIS!! 

We have just received a new stock 
folotbingi dry goods, groceries, 
drugs, etc., which we whl s?ll for the 
'owest cash piice, 

If you wish thebeoefit of low prices, 
don't ask for credit, 



Brodbrad, Ky. 



"ALBRIOftl isTlJo. 



awful mountain desperadoes get do*n| Subscribe for the Signal. 



SAMPLE »Wr:';;; 
Family &roc_ries &Sr:J ( X)pV Ks' SS^tii: 

— n cral illm-omil ptllowi il I., l'.™iii.;.-i«r«. .» 

Got our Trices before purchas 1 ' ' 

»ng elsewhere. 



isailonal J"ii 

puL/llslii'.l "11 On- All. I II. MIL I .,1,1111, ill. Ml  1 1 , 

A it iv r-r liTinsto l 1 1\Vj J J . 

Wohard K. Fox, Franklin Square, Hew Tori:. 



1 



BLACKSMITH SHOP, 

Near Railroad Depot, 
MOUNT VERNON, KY. 

HORSE SHOEINU SPECIALTY, 

Thomas Taylor. 



Mt. Vernon 

U ILi 3j S 

Partnership Notice. 



l uuinv. ii 11 1 1 mic Minims* "i tin: mills uw 
lHTPtit't.T In- i-oiiiliii t*  l timlcr Hi" Miinir ami 

htylH.-f (irillin A Hums, I ,1 lliry will rv. r l» 

rciittv to wait ..ii tluir .•iistiuimri* villi tin 
-icatrst 



V'a it dei -pool II oose, 

CRAB OUCIIAUD, KY. 

This hotel i - Minuted nit the c out h 
side of the L. & N. R. R., opposite 
the depot, and still maintain! ill iin« 
reputation. All trains met with hii 
omnibus. Cbargta rwwonaWt. Uyl 



(1EO. LIVE8AY. 



W D.. I.IVKSAV 



0. LIVESAYf k 



WABD -. ■ KENTUCKY. 

- DKAI.KRS !N~ 



X man may forget his business, his 
family, his overcoat, umbrella or 
the sacred obligations of life, but he 
can always remember where he got 
that 'if'ty cent piece with  \ hole in it. 

Hotel I'orler (to c-ountryman)-"See 
here, don't you see that notice? ' 

( 'on i  fry man — "Yes, 'gentlemen will 
notspit on the floor.' I ain't spittin' on 
he floor, mister; I'm spittin' agin the 
wall." 

*. Peter (in response to a knock at 
the gate) — "Aren't you from Rowan 
county young man ?" 

Young Man — "Yes' sir." 
St. Peter — "Well, you've lost your 
way. Go back to the forks of the 
toad and turn down." 

Wife— Now this is the t.Sird time 
I have caught you i'  the kitchen talk 
ing to the cook. Husband— Yea, I— I 
believe it is. Wife-Well, the vary 
next time I catch you talking to the 
cook ITU discharge her— and do the 
cooking myself! That cured him. 

A man in Buffalo certifies in a med- 
ical advertisement that he coughed 
continually for twenty-right yenrs. 
.V man who will keep a cough work- 
ng away lika that wjthont a vacu'ion 
is mean enough to certify that one dose 
of somebody's lard oil, gave him per- 
manent relief. 



SI. J. MILLER. 

Mt Vernon, Ky. 
This old reliable hrwe still keep- i 
full line of general merchandise at th 

old stand, north side of Main street. 



CHESTNUT & K LI TIS 
Orlando, Ky. 
Dealers in dry goods, groceries, 
boot! and shofs, hats and caps, pro- 
visions and ready made clothing. Also 
dealers in cross-ticui and coal. 



JOSH BOUSING, 




Boot and Shoe- 
Maker. 

Mt. Vernon - - Kentucky 

t linvi- ii liivt-rlass wnil.-man, ami mil pre- 
jiarcil to do nil kinds (if work in my Uric. IK- 

palrtaf tmHtf done. 



J. E. ALLEN, 




UNDERTAKER, 

MT. VERNON, KY. 

Keeps on hand fine eoflins, (askets, 
robes, linen bosoms and culls. Orders 
by telegraph attended to promptly, 
atay or night. 



Ins, Caskets, Furni- 
ture, Walt Paper &o. 




A t'u I stuck of 
prices. Orders by tri*gf*in promptly 
intended to. Ji. K WfeARMT, 

llm6 Stanford, Ky. 



WITHERS, - - KY, f 

Dry Coods, Groceries, Roots, 
Shoes, Hats & Caps, Notions, 
\ Hardware, Tanbark, Crosstiee &c. 
15yl 



THE MOUNTAIN SIGNAL 



soon bid us all adieu, and return. to his 
home in the far West. 

James McRee tyai. a fine boy at his 
house. Hurahf.ir .iim, he is able to 
teach him right, and democracy. 

J. N. Rrowu will have an exhihtion 
at Level (Irean next Saturday. A 
nice time is anticipated, if the ice is 
thick enough. 

We uoticed an account a short lime 
since about loafers around towns. Wc 
hope nobody will insinuate on us, hut 
we are inclined to want togp to Mt. 
Vernon and stay all day, ride six 

iles through the mini, while wa hr.ve 
a good country store right here, that 
we can buy all the goods and chenp 
articles that heart could wish. 



"Rambo,"said Baldwin, "what is the 
reason you drink your beer and whNky 
through a straw nowadays?'' "I prom- 
ised my dear little wife iftst New Years 
Day," replied Rambo, feelingly, "that 
1 would never touch my lips to the iu 
toxioating cup again and I'm a man 
of my word, Ruldwin." 



.Jim Pureed sold one mule to Sam 
Ilysinger for g LOO. 

M i , Cathie Houk hasjnst returned 
from an extended visit in theGlades 

We would like fur the Gaddville cor 
to tell us where his place is located. 

ilaretburg has two stores one pos 5 
oflice one blacksmith shop aud no leat- 
rs 

Mrs. Hetty Cummins of Preachers- 
[lie is visiting Mr Joe Mullins of this 
place 

There wai a candy parly at Nat* 
SbomatM 8 iturday nljti t. The boys 
report a good time. 

Charley Ccummius has traded the 
mare that ho got from W. G. Adami 
to Albert Owens for one sow and four 
pigs. 

There is a compauy of 
Brodboad who are boring for gas 
Joe PurOtll says there is plenty of gas 
in Iirodhead without boring for it. 

O. Q. Black has the boss black 
hone. 

Andrew Raker v as here Inst wetk 
delivering b  oks. 

W. I . Mullnk is on the tick list; 
thought to be love sick. 

J. 11. Mullins has named his step- 
ping boy Julius Abraham. 

W. U. Mullinsgoes fo his mill ev- 
ery morning with his littbob pipe. 

Mucins and Singleton included one 
wagon in their sales Saturday. This is 
a pushing firm. 

Rusiness is lo iking up, aud most of 
our people are industrious aud are pre- 
paring for spring ploughing Ac. 

phootorVstorh 

HoiN swapping ia grid iu progress 
here. 

Isaac Uerrin bought a mare el Mrs. 
Adams for i 70. 

J. N, Rrown sold his fine sfa lion 
to the Acton bnrhors, for $27o. 

H. G. Sutton surely is the happiest 
man on earth, fjr he has a fine boy 

Rev. A. J. Pike preached to a 
large congregation last Sunday atFree- 
lom. 

Our Western friend, Burlou, will 



DISPUTA NTH.. 

Thomas Tucker, if. Estill county, 
s with us. 

Wm Young & sons are making 
lam 6n T.J. Minks farm for G. C. 
Clark. 

John A. An^lin and John S. G,idd 
were the attorneys in the Gad 1 aod 
Roberts suit. 

In the G id 1 and Robert? suit Sat- 
urday, the jury decided two in favor 
fGadd and three for Roberts. 

I/mis Kreigeria spoken of as candi- 
date for assess pr. Louis is a democrat, 
but it he runs I am. for him all the 
same. 

If any of the county leachers have 
failed to got their money, they should 
call on Dr. Davi?, who will take all 
pleasure in writing them a check. 

Fred Kleinick is back from Meadow 
Creek, where he has fieen employed 
by Geo. flisky & Co. Fred says by 
doction there are some very pretty 
girh out there, 

Ella Jackson & Co. of Farriston 
Liurel ounty, have been awarded the 
contract of carrying the mails from 
this place to Wildie, to be carried 
twice a week, Tuesday ^.a^nd Saturday. 

John T. Stephens, W. C. Clark and 
timber-dealers from Cincinnati, went 
to Mt. Vernon last week to close their 
taade, but the parties who were 
buying the land, failed to produce the 
money, so the trade was not made. 

It contfi by private underground 
wire from laurel that our old friend, 
Alex Lu=k f met with a eerious mishap 
this week. He was making a prohibi 
tion speech when in which lie was par- 
t'cidar severe on the officers for failing 
to do their duty in execiling the laws, 
and becomng warm in the cause he 
divested himself of his overcoat and 
laid it down behind him. Depnty 
Sheriff Randall, having a little claim 
against him for taxes Br something, 
was determined that the charge of 
failure to do his duty should not be 
urged against him, so he quietly 
walked up and levied upon the oat 
and took it in his p session. When 
the eloquent gputlenan's oratory had 
run down he turned to pet the gar- 
ment, Lot ala^f He raisel a row and 
a rumpus about such persecution, but 
the deputy was obdur.ile and Mr. 
Lusk had todepart minus his overc  at 
and thli toa with thecdl wava sigml 
unfurled to the bree/9. This win too 
bad. — Interior Journal. 



Manufacturer id' till descriptions of 

TIGHT BARREL STAVES 

MOUNT VERJfQB - - - .. KENTUCKY 

Wants tor irai.ierliate ship neat, ddiverel on L, &■ X, or K. C, EL R, 
2.")0,0()l  rough staves 44 inchoi lo «g, 1 inches wid 3 inside sap, 1 inoh 
thick on heart. 

800,009 bucked sta yes 8(1 inches 1  .ig, 4 iinhes wiih i isiU sap, J inch 
thick. 

200,000 lni?ked staves :5(i inches long, 4 inches wide inside mp.'i inch 
thick. 

200,000 bucked staves.3(b inches long, 4 inches wide inside sap, % iach 
thick. 

•oOO.OOO bucked Oil barrel staves 8$ inches long, •"  inches wide, j inch 
thick. 

\lso, 309,000 red oak.staves :}{"  inphes long, 4^ inches wid?, bucked \ 
inch. 

Will furnish parties buekers fr t e. of chjigo. Pljaas write at once fir prices 



-Mechanics Wan. ti;d : — Wanted a 
few good cabinet workmen and chair 
makers, machinists, varnishers and 
other mechanics at good wagjs and 
reguler employment, to become share 
holders in the Mt. Vera in Furniture 
CompaOfi Factory well located in 
good lumber district, in good running 
order and wed equiped for the maQU; 
factureof all ktndl of clnap a'ld medi 
Dm grade furniture with fast growing 
demand for its products The object of 
the managen li to have its einnhvee« 
mutualU InterMtad ia ihe wjlfjre of 
the e teb!Ubment. Addnu 

M r Vkunon FuRNtruitE Co., 

Fou -Salk. A Ric ia ) 1 1 ,C ity grist 
mid, good as new, capacity— 150 bu. 
iu ten hours. Woul l^ex jliauge for 
one and two inch dry p ipUr lunil)3f, 
Addrjjs. MiRBr, Voa^l  & C i . 

Mt, \' fi «NON, ICx 



SAB A II WEIL OIH 




Ql&in St., Xcar B. R, Cn.s^„g) 
DRY GOOP3, (rROCKRrKiS, ROOXS x 81K )KS cV( 
^CS^Country Produce V\ nt«l, fpr which thp H|gh T .« 
est Market Pri  o will be paid, 



GEN. MERCHANT 

MOUNT VERNON, KENTUCKY" 

Keeps on hatul a full line of Dry Goods, Cloth ing, Hats and 
Caps, G-ents 1 Furnishing Goods, Groceries, 
Hardware, Tinware^ etc. 

Good Goods and Low Prices. 
M. C . fc D. N^Wl 

Headquarters F ir — m 




Chemicals, Perfumery, Soaps., 

COMBS, BRUSHES, TRUSSES, SUPPORTER 
SHOULDER BRACES, KEROSENE OTL 
LAMPS AND LAMP CHIMNEYS, 
Glass, Putty, Paints, Oils, Varnishes, Dve-stufFs 
Patent Medicines, and all other Goods us'uaHy kept by 
Retail Druggists. 
Family Medicines and Physicians' Prescriptions accurately 
compounded at all hours. 



VV. A. B. DAVIS. 



J AS. 1. WHITE 



DAVIS $ WHITE, 

GENERAL MERCHANTS, 

And Dealers in 

Dry Goods and Groceries 
Hardware, etc. 



MOUNT VERNON 



KKXTUClvY 



J. L. WHITEHEAD S 

Drug a Store 

JS HEADQUARTERS T O 11 

Quinine, Mixed Paints and Tooth-Bntohefl, Cthh Orchard 
Salts and Che wing.Gura, French Gmiy, Slnvivj Soap 
and Bile Beana, Cult' Buttons, 14 »u;Ii o i Kit* an I 
Perfumery, Fancy Not'   i ., S!i   .• P  \'. U m l 
Hairpins, Books, Toha v , .1 ilJ.u- !V.«- 
Buripttona Oarafully l ' m • 1 1 1 1 • 1. 
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The Mountain Signal. 

Published Every Friday. 

MT. VERNON. - KENTUCKY 



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HAST THOUGHT? 



Bad i bought one happy day what welcome 

Shnl  Mflell hear who guuni the Heavenly 

Anil how tlifnc-fcrlh nur uiulh lili-U feet 
Slia. walli the sliiiiin- hills .if lafe Immortal? 

—D m» m t t Monthly. 

MRS. BUTTKRPAT'S CALL. 



How a Lucky Attack of Chills 
Made All ThinKS Right. 

Little Mrs. Boerunt, married at sev- 
enteen to a formal gentleman in the 
white good* trade, with a vast idea of 
his own Importance as a landed pro- 
prietor, who Inherited hla place out t f 
town from his grandfather, found on 

or two tilings in her new home tin 



if. ii 



Fii 



alii! her domestic assistant was Maria, 
a big young woman, who liftd stipulat- 
ed thai she was to be "treated respect- 
ful." and who considered herself great- 
ly lier lady'- superior in intellect 
' s,. yindly, Mrs. Butterpat had not 
called on her. though she arrived in 
March, and it was now dime. At Pev- 
orll on the Peak one's social position 
was established by a call from Mrs. 
Buttrrpat Goodness knows why. 
There i- no reason in such things; and 

hoboy. All g 1 wives take their tone 

of thought from their husbands, and 
little Mrs. 15,-en.m had done so natu- 
ral I v. So though left quite to herself, 
she might never have understood how 
Important this call was; under the tui- 
tion of her formal spouse she grew 
morbid about It, and longed Intensely 
to see the Butterpat carriage drive up 
to '.ho gate, and Mrs. Buttoramt, doubt- 



thc p 
The little v 



ml hai 



leijpat, don 

her ears, sail up 
r card to Maria, 
herself dressed 
for the occasion that never came, and 
hardly dared leave the house lest she 
should miss the honor, which grew 

daily more Improbable. 

It was a terrible mortification; more- 
over her spouse perpetually "nagged" 
her on the subject. 

"it must bo your fault, some way. 
my love." he said one morning at 
break fart. "I confidently expected 
Mi . Butterpal would call on you 
amongst the fu st. Th* Boerums and 
the Btttterpata have been friends for 
generations. You've said something 
in your reckless Way that has been 
carried to her, or sho'd have called on 
my wife, as she always did on my 
mother, though of course your family 
is not known in the neighborhood." 

At this Mrs. Boerum grew angry; 
remarked to Mr. Boerum that she con- 
sidered her folks quite as good as his, 
and set the cream jug down with such 
a whack that she chipped a bit off the 
bottom. And then and there they had 

the drat quarrel of their matrimonial 

life. 

Mr. Boerum wont off to catch the 
train for the city without kissing ids 
wife, and she went to her room to cry 
and try to die. so thai lie should find 
her gone forever on ids return at night, 
and repent in dust ami ashes of his 
cruelty to one lie had called his angel 
only a few months before. 

It was not, however, quite so easy to 
die at twenty, with a good constitution, 

as a broken-hearted bride might imag- 
ine: and when iter nose was red, her 
eye-lids swollen shut, her upper lip 
Inflamed and thick, and all the crimp 
out of iter hair, she sat up and gave 
over the attempt, and listened to a 
rapid knocking on the door, which 
came, as she guessed, from the knuckles 
of Maria, the girl who had undertaken 
the light housework. 

•Come in!" she cried; and Maria 

••I've such a headache." said little 

Mi -. Boerum. with a handkerchief over 

her face. 

• Yes'.n," said Maria, sympathetic* 
ally. "I knowed yon would when 1 
heard master answering you back this 
morning, if fever Tin niisfortunate 
enough f  marry, my husband shan't 
answer mi back, thai 1 know." 

"Perhaps you'd better confine your* 

jjelf to your own affairs, Maria " Said 

Mrs. Boerum, 

•No I shall, if that's the thanks I get; 

and , 't you forget it. Mrs. Boerum," 

■Hid Maria. "But what I came up 



.d. II. 

quarrelsome men is, to be sure! Now, 

shall I go Tor Peter Pink's aunt? 

She washes. Or shall 1 wait until to- 
morrow? I an't hired to laundry, you 
know?" 

"Oh. wait until to-morrow." said 
Mrs, Boerum. 

"Very well: and I'll inako you a 
of tea," said Maria. "And don't you 
worry, hut lei him do tin- apologizing. 
Put your hair up into crimps, ami don' I 
look forlorn to-night. That's my ad 

Mrs. Boerum took tin: advice. 

She put up her hair in two long 

crimping pins, and thus added much t  
the ugliness of her tear-spotted face, 
and went down to her solitary lunch 
when the bell rang. 

She was feeling a little better, when 
Maria, hurrying in. Uttered the myste- 
rious words, "She's come!" and van- 
ished. 

"Who has come?" Mrs. Boerum 
asked herself: then reflected that of 
course it was the washerwoman. 

In her then condition of mind site 
felt that it would be a relief to scold 
somebody. Maria would resent the 
liberty by taking French leave, but the 

on the instant, out she rushed to the 



t fai 



shabb 
hat, a 

Mrs. Boer 
you up." 



i lishi 



self. 



come at last?" askl 
"I confess 1 bad givt 



"Well, I was a long time coming,' 
said the woman, "but better late thai: 



"Indeed," said Mrs. Boerum. shortly ; 
"that' t your opinion, is it? Well, I've 
got tired waiting for you. and don't 

Th«. fat woman laughed. 

"I saw your husband going past to- 
day." said she, "and I called out: 'I 
say, Boerum, tell your wife I'm coming 
just when I get good and ready. I 
never put myself out fur anybody.' 
He just laughed. 'She'll be glad to see 
you whenever you do come,' said lie.'" 

"I confess I never met so impertinent 
a person before." said Mrs. Boerum, 
drawing herself up. "You should have 
apologized and asked me when you 
might come after disappointing me. I 
want nothing to do witli you now or 
henceforth," and she turned her back 
on the st.lut lady. 

"That don't sound like joking," sai.l 
the latter. "Am I to understand you 
seriously, ma'am?" 

"Yes," replied Mrs. Boerum. "And 
now you can go, for of all unbearable, 
set-up, indolent creatures I ever met 
you are the worst." 

"You appear to be crazy," said the 
stout woman, coollv. "It she, Maria? 
That, or intoxicated, I should sav. 
"Well, I'm off. I certainly never bad 

an experience like this before. Poor 
Boerum! lie must have a nice life of it. 
Good by, Maria." 

And the stout woman marched, her 
fisherman's hat Hying, her loose shoes 
crunching down the gravel walk; and 
Mrs. Boerum drew a big breath, looked 
at Maria, who.steadying herself against 
the wall, stared at her and said: 

"What's the matter?" 

"I never did!" cried this hand-maid* 
en, "The idea! How durst you talk 
that way to her? I was all goosellesh 

I be, I'm so ohfiis'ticatcd: and she'll go 
and tell every living soul how you 
talked, and they'll wonder at you from 
now to doomsday. She ain't never been 
ipoke so to before." 

"Time she was, then." said Mrs. 
Boerum. "If a woman goes out. wash- 
she ought to keep her appoint- 
ments; or, if she is really kept at home 
by something necessary, apologize re- 
spectfully to her employer. 1 sha'n't 
put up witli such tilings, if the rest of 
the ladies do, not if I go without any 
washing :it all." 

Maria staggered back against the 
rail again. 

"Lawful takes!" she cried. "Did 
rou think that was Mrs. Sudds?" 

"Of course. You told me so, Maria," 
laid Mrs. Boerum, with a sudden 
•hange in her voice, and a sudden hor- 



"I did 



Mr 



ltl 



Boeru 

," said Mai 
light evcryb 



Ody knowed 



Mrs. Sampson Butterpat. in a faded 
blue lawn and a fisherman's hat!" 
panted Mrs. Boerum. 

Yes' in," said Maria. "She dresses 
how she chooses in hot weather. She 
says she can well afford it, bcin' worth 

two mlllyun. Everybody knows Mrs. 

Sampson' Rutterpat's ways. Why, if 
you'd talked that way to Mrs. Sudds, 
she'd have unlocked you in tlio face, or 
suthlll. 1 Mrs. Butterpal couldn't, 
cause she was a lad v." 

"Put me to bed, 'Maria," said Mrs. 
Boerum, in a faint, little voice. "I'm 
lying;" and fainted in the young 



I n ill three Joys, quite out of her 

mind most of the lime. Lots of bottles 
stood on the table, Maria was fanning 
her, and ii stoul lady, in a shabby bine 
wrapper, wan sitting on the foot of the 

bed. 

"Oil!" moaiieS'Mrs. Boerum, draw- 
ing the sheet over her head; for it was 
Mrs. Buttorp.it. 

"She'll be all right now," she heard 
that lady say. "It's only a nasty 
attack of malaria from wading in the 
pond after water-lilies. I'll be in again 
in two hours, and bring some calves- 
feet jolly. Don't be frightened, Maria. 
Most people are delirious with it. Poor 
thine! how dreadfully out of her mind 
she was the day I called." 

"Stark cra/.y, Mrs. Butterpat," said 
Maria, "she took you for Mrs. Sudds." 

"And I was quite out of temper. I 
didn't understand," said Mrs. Butterpat 
catching up her big fisherman's hat. 
"Mrs. Sudds would never wears this, 
Would she? Ha! ha! Well, now, take 
care of her until I come back." 

"Wonderfully better," said the doe- 
tor, that afternoon, "but you've been 
well nursed." 

And Mr. Boerum had a great deal to 
say in the city about the "great kind- 
ness of Mrs. Butterpat during Mrs. 
Boemm'l illness." And Maria, as she 
brushed her lady's long hair on the 

first dav of her actual convalescence, 
remarked to her: 

"Wasn't it lucky, Mrs. Boerum, vou 
should have took 'the chills when you 
did? It jest RsVed you by the skill of 
your teeth." — Mary Kyle Dallas, in X. 
Y. Ledger. 

AN INGENIOUS DEVICE. 
The Invention or a Callforiiln I'liyaleiun Tor 
Taking Chloroform. 

One of the most peculiar cases is that 

of a doctor who was formerly one of 
the finest practitioners of the West. 
Coming from an excellent family, pos- 
sessed of large wealth, he received a 
liberal education, and, deciding to 
become a physician, studied at one of 
the best Eastern colleges, and gradu- 
ated with tin ti ■ 



VARIETY IN B ONNETS. 

1 and In the Btlk 



One of the curiosities of commerce is 
the variety in woman's hats and bon- 
nets to be found in the inillinerv 
stores. A man likes to have his hat 
like the hat that every other man is 
wearing, but if a Woman buys u bon- 
net and I hen goes out on the street 
and sees a bonnet just like hers on the 
head of another woman she loses her 
temper. On the hat question a woman 

insists upon being a monopolist she 

will be exclusive or the won't play. As 
a matter of fact women are not often 
thus offended. Oo over on Btate street, 
and see if you can liml '.wo bonnets 
alike. A prize is offered for such a 
discovery, but you are pot likely to 
win it. More likely are yen to find 



of I 



.Idle 



Hoi 



the 



i the 

eat shopping thoroughfare 



nets manage to avoid duplication is a 
mystery, but they do it. It is a tradi- 
tion Of the trade that every bonnet is 
a work of art, standing alone and by 
itself. But all bonnets are not works 
of art, by any means Some of them 
are about as far from art as they can 
get. But they are works of art in 
that each is built from an original de- 
sign, as a picture is painted. .Men's 
hats are mere articles of commerce, 
turned out by machines and by the 
thousands, all alike. A woman's* bon- 



Kran 



after having been established here for 
a short time began to acquire a fine 
practice. In a few years he had among 
his patients sume of the most promi- 
nent and wealthy men of the city. He 
had occasion to use a large quantity of 
chloroform in his treatment, and when 
he began to be troubled with insomnia, 
the result of repeated attacks of neu- 
ralgia, he also turned to the amesthotie 
for relief. But the remedy subse- 
quently proved to be worse than the 

he found fa?*! lie was unable to discou- 
e its n«« and soon became a con- 
firmed user of the drug. He would 
frequently return to bed during the 
early part of the day for the purpose 
of enjoying the drug, and not a night 
passed that hi; did not avail himself of 
its deep-producing powers. The oun- 

ningof an insane mind began to devise 
means to add to the enjoyment of the 
body, and dually evolved an idea w hich 
must be admitted to be certainly orig- 
inal. 

Obtaining a long rubber tube, which 
could be easily stretched, he attached 
hrmly to the ceiling at a spot which 
would be directly over his head when 
In lied. To the other end ho fastened 
a medium-sized sponge. After getting 
into bed lie would pour three or four 
ounces of chloroform over the sponge, 
often using half a pound during the 
ight, and then pulling it down to his 
ice would hold it to his nostrils until 
neonscioiisness ensued. When his 
and fell to his side, the tension on tho 
libber tube being relaxed, the sponge 



:■ hisslei 



vithoi 



ike during the night tho 
operation would bo repeated. "It was 
a great scheme," to use a slang phrase, 
but it is not known if the doctor ever 
applied to a patent on the invention. 
It is possible, however, that the prac- 
tice continued until he had been a 
user of the drug for some time, and so 
continued until lie had merely patients 
enable him to preserve a 
proper appearance of respectability. 
Although practically a slave to the drug 
for years, it is said, but with what 
truth can not be readily ascertained. 



of li 



I ho has 1 



L tO I 



the 



handwriting on the wall, and realizing 
what the end must be unless the habit 
I abandoned now uses tho drug to but 
■mall extent — Ban Francisco Chron- 
icle. 



-The total population of Iceland ap- 
irs to be threatened. A scheme has 
tin sot atloat in Manitoba to trans- 
port seventy-live thousand Icelanders 
still remaining in their native country, 
together with their flocks and herds. 
This would be an exodus as complete 
that of tho children of Israel 



of Ic, 



Then 



abn 



for thuja*', fifteen years, yet tho popu- 
lation^ said to be still 



f thojrt*.' li 
iont  sail 
. resource 
urlshit.j. 1. 



, and it's one o'clock. ' 



mom s aims. | lor n muii 

When she came to herself she had I it the Union 

7' 



lives of the isl: 
llourlsnTbf}; towns peopled by Iceland- 
ers are already found ill Manitoba. 

- Ca Hilda now furnishes more sheep 
for the Boston market than auy State 



villi i 



of foi 



outlandishness of shapes. H„t it || 
fashioned by nimble lingers, and not 
by any machine, by lingers which nov 
Sr fashioned one bonnet just like air 
other. Only the frames are machine 
made. Thousands of these are of tiki 
form and appearance. But the frami 
is only the foundation. The super 

structure Is the bonnet. From 

Paris eaeli season come bun- 



of 



•epro 



the latest and pi 
work Of the fashionable milliners of 
that city of the modes. On the general 

li:ies of these Paris pattern bonnets 
Chicago milliners build their wares, 
taking care to make no two alike, but 
to vary the detail, and to blend some 
of the features of one pattern bonnet 
with some of the features of another, 
thus making an entirely new article. 

The manufacturing departments of the 

bio; wholesale millinery houses do make 
bonnets just alike, but in shipping 
them they take good care that no du- 
plicates be sent to the same town. Yet 
with all the care and all the precaution 
to secure variety as infinite as the va- 

times happens in the operation of the 
laws of chance that a woman with a 

new bonnet on her bead w ill encounter 

upon the street or see in the show win- 
dow of a milliner a bonnet so near like 
her own that upon a superficial exam- 
ination she can not distinguish the dif- 
ference. What then happens? Why, 

the v 



1 that 



.eked Billy, 1 
die could cry 



of h 



bular; 



But thll 



is not all that happens. The woman 
goes Straightway to her home or to her 

milliner, with such precipitateness 

that all Other errands and purposes are 

utterly neglected, and pauses not until 
a ribbon or a feather or an ornament 
has been taken from or put upon that 
bonnet, and its resemblance to the 
other entirely destroyed. When this 
is done the woman may be happy again, 
but not before. In this we find another 
phase Of that process of differentiation, 
Which gives to tho world infinite vari- 
ety In the species bonnet. 0, that, 
natural selection and survival of the 
fittest could apply as rigidly. — Chicago 
Herald. 

—Panned Oysters. —Cut stale bread 
in thin slices, then round them, remov- 
ing the crust, to fit patty-pans, toast 
them, butter and put in the pans; 
moisten the slices with three or four 
teaspoons of oyster liquor; place on 
the toast a layer of oysters, sprinkle 
witli pepper, and put a small piece of 
butter on top; place pans in a baaing 
pun, cover with another pan to keep in 
the steam and flavor; put in a quick 
oven, and whon cooked seven or eight 
minutes remove the cover ami sprinkle 
with salt; replace cover and lei eook 
one minute longer. Serve in the patty- 

— Peking ducklings at three or font 
months old make a desirable dish, if 
they are well fed from the swell and 
fattened on cooked ground oats and 
corn, witli potatoes added. They are 
also very hardy if not inbred," and 
stand our cold winter weather remark- 



nbh v 



The 



itli only short intermission 
until late In the summer. They thrive 
rapidly and when matured will ordin- 
arily weigh from twelve to fourteen 
pounds per pair. 

—Mr. Oldboy (an antiquated bach* 
lor)— "It's all" over, Gassy, my boy. 
Miss Smith has refused me."" CrUwy— 
"I suppose she let you down easy hy 
promising to be a sister to you?" Mr. 
Oldboy (bitterly)— "No, i»' thunder) 
silt: would be a daughter to me!" 



PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL. 

— The "violin-King." 
temporarily lost th 



finger 
see if the f ni 

- There \l 

man. In Dai 



  of one of his 
In Amsterdam t   
ge operator, Dr. 



rt, loi 



ugroat- 

grandfathers, three great-great-grand- 
mothers, two grandmothers and two 
grandfathers. 

— D. I). Bldwell. a Hartford new- 
paper man, is the latest searcher after 

Captain Kidd's buried treasure. He 

hopes, by the aid of an ancient chart, 
to locate it on Elbow Key, one of tho 
Bahama Islands. 

—A young man living in St Albans. 
Vt, awoke the other morning to find 
his mouth wide open and Ids jaw set in 
such a position that he could not close 



It 



1 the assistan 

t the refractory 



of I 



— Madam Vincent is a French woman 
who has saved twelve people from 
drowning. A short time ago she 
jumped into the waves entirely dressed 
and rescued the twelfth, a six-year-old 

boy. she has seven children of her 

own. the youngest bcingstill an infant. 



the Hudaf 
four hum: 



lould ( 
I foi 



I hum 



sd thoi 



I him 



ml .1 



one hundred and fifty thousi 
B year. It embraces almost a square 

mile of land, ninety-live acres of which 
is lawn. 

—Mrs. Paran Stevens, who owns the 
Victoria Hotel, in New York, was in 
her girlhood a waitei 



wdide her husha 
9 boy. She i 
ami her hi 
r the English 



ml bos 



l life 

rorth 



quarters for tbe Knglisli aristocracy ill 

this country. 

—Mrs. Eli/a Garfield was the only 
woman w ho ever saw her sou Inaug- 
urated President of the United State,. 

Washington's mother was living in 

Fredericksburg, Ya., when the Father 
of his Country was inaugurated, hut 



she dli 
which I 



ok plai 
-Lady Ten: 



i Net 



the 



ment, which is prim ipallv in the hands 

of Mrs. Hallam Tennyson, is known for 

the excellence of the butter, cream and 
milk which it sends to market. Through 
the length and breadth of the Isle ,.l 
Wight there is an Increasing demand 
for the produce of the Poet Laureate's 



-Mrs. Joshua 



Wei 



"This 



emph 



Hi- 



child! Look at his great siz 

large headl His eyes! [ tell you. here , 
is « wonderful child! I never saw hi- 
equal before! He will be worth rais- 
ing!" And he was "worth raising" as 
the event proved. 
-(Me, 



of fei 



Hei 



Parisian ganiitr was to large that the 
employes of the establishment were 
kept at work night and day to coi iplete 
it in time. The Hawaiian Queen wears 
a 7] glove, preferred to those of six* 
teen-button length. 



"A LITTLE NONSENSE." 

— Gentlemen learning the cornel 
should employ private too tors. — Ex- ' 
change. 

—Landlady (to boarder)— "How is 
the butter. Mr. DumleyP" Dumley (a 

produce broker) — "Quiet but strong, 

madam*, and in little demand."— 

— Tramp— "Can't you give a pool 
man something to eat? I got shot in 
the war and can't work." Woman— 
"Where was you shot*" "In the 
Spinal Column, mum." "(Jo 'way! 
There was no such battle fought." — 
Texas Si/lings. 

— Uowlev— "Have vou ever heard 

Lodge* 



i nil til 



Roi 



"Hoi 



for eloquence* Hoes he carry his an 

dlencewjth him?" Browne — "No. but 

lie might for that matter." — Burling- 
ton Free Fress. 

—"What can you tell me about 

Esau*" queried the pedagogue. 
"Esau," responded tile youth, witli the 
;lib alacrity of one who feels himself 



b.r o 



"Esau 



writer of fables who sold ids copyright 
for a bottle of potash." 

— Labor Leader — "Bill (Jumps was 
nominated by the Labor party last 

night." American mechanic — "So I 
heard." L. L. — "You'll support him, 
won't you?" A. M.— "No, it isn't 
necessary that I should support him." 

L. L.— "Why isn't it?" A. IL— "His 

wife does that "- /« / jW, 



-Wo 



(who 



has 



give: 



p)-"Tm 
hungry? " Trump— "That, goes \ 
out saying, which is a bit of badh 

Anglicised French, ma'am, meaning i 
our more vigorous English, '" 
bet your sweet life I am,' or I v 
be able to get away with much of 
pie."--V. r. t 




FARM AND HOUSEHOLD. 

— Do not food too mttoll corn to lav- 
ing bras, but food • good meal ol it 

during severe weiitlier, its it is the liest 

materia) known for promoting wnrnatb. 

—Do not iill ii kerosene lamp qitlteta 
the top, or the oil will feed up the wiek 
anil run over (he outside, ready to per-.' 

fume the htuidi of the first pertoii who 
touched it. 

-Manure that is "lire-fanzine," (as 
it will sometimes do when tile heap is 
very Inrgo) should In; turned over, as 
the heating process, if allowed to 0OD4 
tiliUO, may cause a loss of ammonia. 

— The tendency of lime 
anil when applying it the best 

would he to bnmdCMf it over tl 
fac „f il„. wound and allow i 



-Horn 



I'lltlcl 



cup 



111. 1 n hull pints of 

niiik. three eggs, one tahlespoonful of 

¥ butter, one cup of BUgnr. Pour into 

buttend pudding dish, and hake 
twenty minutes. 

—Sunlight is as essential to animal 

as vegetable life. Physieia.ni say the 
number of patients cured in hospital 
rooms exposed to the rays of the sun 
are four times as grant as those coii- 
llnad in darkened rooms. 

— Sweet, Wafers.— Two tahlespoon- 

inls of batter, bull pound ragnr, half 

pound of Hour, live  'o;irs, beat in separ- 
ately. Hake in wafer irons well 



spr 



•oil ov 
er thei 



—Small fruit trees can be protected 
from mice in winter by this means. 
Melt up your old I'm cans, so that the 
solder will be all melted oil', then wrap 
the tin loosely around the tree BMIg to 
the ground. This protection can be 
applied to small fruit plants when set 

out, as a guard against cut-worms. 

—To season -lass anil china ware to 

sudden changes of temperature, en that 

ii will remain sound after exposure to 
sudden heat and cold, is best done by 
placing tin; articles in cold water, which 

mo-: gradually be brought to the boil- 
ing point and then allowed to cool very 

slowly, taking several h 



The 



the 



ial the 



c ill this respect is 1 
-Many persons not fond of n 
lave eaten them when cooked this ' 
A'ash and wipe them off nicely, 
•ut open through the front; lav t 



"Tl 



trip], m- 
. Hour a 



irlth 



Po 



burning. Bnkeln the oven Hourly m  
hour. As the trnt*r . ooKI away, more 
must be added. When done, make 

gravy Inn pan just as von would for 
any kind of a roast 

GIVING PROPER CARE. 



We may consider that there are two 

Important branches of work connected 
with securing the largest amount of 

profit in the dairy. One of these is 
good cows properly cared for. and the 

other is iu the proper handling of the 
milk, cream and butter after it is se- 



ll 



the 



with many of these a much better prod- 
uct could be secured if proper euro was 
given to the cows. 

in fad, in many localities it is not 
through the lark of cows, but that of 

proper care thai we fail to realise the 

profit that we should. Even with a 
good cow it is possible to make a 
considerable difference in the yield. 

not only with (he feed, hut also the 

sheltering, the watering and the gen  

oral care. And when it is through the 
lack of this that we fail to derive the 
benefit we should, the remedy lies 
within ourselves. When it is the fault 
of the cows, a change may be made 

necessary, but it' the fault is with the 
feed and care, we mast change the 

plan Of doing this. There is really less 
excuse when the fault is in the 
care than with any thin- cUc, be- 
OttUSO to a considerable extent 
It is tin; easiest remedied: 



—East Coventry 



1- We 



Chester, 

Fa., has a sensation in the shnp 
hermit in the woods where lie sits 
Arc day and night and quotes s 
passa-es of poetry, mostly from Scott 
and Burns. He refuses to reveal any- 
thing to his visitors, who nro many 
relating to his past life, and as ho is a 
voiin- man with fashionable clothes 
and in good condition, it is believed 
that lie is a dude from Philadelphia 
who, having been disappointed In love 

has taken to the woods to there luooi 
over his reverses in solitary gloom. 

—They must have very honest peopli 
or very la/.v chambermaids in CttlllOf 
nin. An Elko County grand juror left 
his pocketbook, containing 16,000 in 
CUITeucy, concealed ill a bed in an Elko 
hotel, it remained there undisturbed 
for three tlnys. although two strangers 
OOCUpied the bed in the interval. 

— Delinquent) "1 think, my boy, that 

in presenting this bill so olte 
causing me undue annoyance" Boy: 
"Uat ain't undue, sir. Do bo 
it's overdue." 



of good health is found m the regular rr 
mentof the bowels ami perfect action of the 
Liver. These organs were intended by 
nature to remo\o from the system all im- 
purities. If you an. constipated, you offer a 
''stundinfj invitation" t   a wholo family of 
diseases and irre-nlnrities which will si 
ly be " accepted. ' and you will have 
unwelcome and determined. All these 
happv conditions kiiiv be averted by the 
timelv use of Dr. Pierce's I'leasant Purga- 
tive Pellets. Powerful lo-ttie effectual reg- 
ulation of tho bowels and Liver, establish- 
ing a healthy action of the entire woudorful 
organism with which wo aro created. 



Two Hundred Million Dollars 

is a vast sum of money, entirely too much 
fori ho dealers of this country to pin 



.a.!u,- voiir orders" t^K' \ V.' T a m i. 
O., Chicago. 

All stir and bustle— the sewin- society at 



chunks of wisdom 



olid 



iMllM-iiM'sOA^.-iiciuv. |,r,.'iiiiiMili.-rii[.y. electricity, 
lynloluKlral lineo-illt'-, llleill. ill Initio. UomeopHtliy. 

Oi ni AiiY notes— the music of the Denrt 

Psr the surest remedy for catarrh— Dr. 
age's. 

Oijvunals and old books are l.cund c 



with f 



DOUSS and. u wuleli - 

Out of the pall or 



r.Dr 



• Dr. ls;i 



Tin: painter on his senffold Is a 1: 
biffhstandiaf it. the community.— M 



od fee 



will 



, with 



cry little difficulty 

ery little difference in the expense, 
f we must change the feed of the COW I 
.,r change the management of the milk 
I c and cream, considerable extra expense 
may be entailed oven if the change is 
made properly, but in giving good feed 



and c 



7 li" 



it is not altogether the fault of the 
cows, or is the business oi a a rule suf- 
fering so much from the lack of good 
cows as from the proper feed and care 
to .secure the best results. There is no 
question hut that in many cases the 
failure to realize a fair profit from the 

cows is directly traceable to the failure 

to provide good feel and give good 
care. And there is no occasion for 
selling oftlhe cows wc hav 



fail 



tin 



•ial we 



od i 



ictlle 



eet or the fault of 
a profitable supply 



to gi 

of milk. 

if willi reasonable good feed in 
earo we fail to secure a profitah 
amount of milk, then it is best to nwl 
a change, but until this iis the Ml . 
keep what you have got. — A r . J. Shep- 
herd, in American Dairyman. 



tackle. — Huston   ommtreitU-MulkUn, 

school-boy remarks that when hit 
teacher undertakes to "show him what ie 
what," he only finds out which is iiwitoh.- 

Women in Washington Territory can vote. 

nro called ballot girls, ..'yw- Si/Hug*.* *** 

Thk fellow who invested his last dollar in 
sDalntb stone quarry mads money onto! 
his blasted hopes— Pilnth Paragrapfur. 

Ten-pins is a bowled game to play.- 

AfaffcmftM JfcpaMfceN. 



In the matrimonial breakers tho more 
•rocks " you strike tho better.— JJpscA, 

They raise vegetable tallow in Australia. 
There's the place to laugh and grow fat.— 



A MtiNTEit ought to do well in a 
new mining region. He can set up u 
"claim " quicker than any bodv, if ho has 
the typo to do it with. — 'J era* Siflingx. 

Sign for a monev lender— luero here!— 



What is Scrofula 

It Is Unit Impurity la tho blood, which, ccciiraulat. ! 
Infill thu Rlm.da of tin' neck, produce. un»i|;hUy I 
lumps or swolliiu.?; win. li can si's painful running ; 
sores on tho urrus, 1ck«, or foot; which develops ' 

ulcers in ttio syoii Mr*. or nota, oftsn saualas blind- 1 

r.uss or doufiiens; which la tho origin of pimples, 
cancerous ijrowihs. or tho many other manifesta- 
tions uwiiully ascribed to "humors." It Is a more ' 
formidable enemy thua consumption or cancer ! 
alone, fur scrotulii combinos tlio worst DOMlbll 

features of buili. Bcii.j; tl io.-t ancient. It Is the 1 

most general of nil .licenses or iilVetloiii., lor very ; 
few persons are entirely frco from It. 

How can it he cured? Ity t.iUmr Hood's Sarsapa- 
rllla, which, by ttio cures it in. accompllslied.c mm 
when other niedielues havo failed, hu.proven its-elf 
to bo a potent and peculiar uicltcino for Una dis- 
ease. Skiioo of the-e c.uvj arc really wonderful. 
If you suffer from MTOtall In any of Its varl.ius 
forms, be sure to v  ,\o Hood's Sursapan'.lu o trial. 



That Celebrated "Cook Book." 
A choice selection of valuable recipes 
with much other useful information p  r 
taining to tho culinary art, including mam 
formulas contributed, by noted cooks a in 
caterers has been isvned hy the Chicago 



game, oysters, entrees, vegetable's baking, 
frying, rousting, etc.. another to medical 
prescript ions and a chanter to laundry work. 
Housekeepers are deli-hted with it and find 
it indispensable for frequent household ref- 
erence. Copies sent, at ten cents ouch (for 
postage) to nnv applicant. Address E. A. 

II. u. en x. fieitcrni Ticket and Passenger 

Agent, Chicago. 



"Say, Perkins, old boy, 
you at tho club any more i 
er-in-law shut down on yoi 
tho fuel, of the matter I 
li;ipp\yi  w that there is n 

positive fact. Y 



JACOBS OIL 




fund 



, that 



rits 



und her temper were greiillv affect e 
was not her fault, of course, but it maue 
home unpleasant all the same. But now, 
sineo she has begun to take Dr. Pierce's 
Favorite Prescription. :die lias been so well 
and so happy that we uro having our honey- 
moon ull over again." 



An Enemy with the Klieiimatlsm 

May ho safely pooh-poohed. Ho is seldom 
- Look out for him, though, ' 



SCIATICA. 



Misery.— Tt is instructive to note from the 
catalogue of diseases Mint ninc-tcntlis of 
fatal eases reach t heir chronic stage t dr.. ugh 
a. stupid indillercnce to a correct treatment 
when the system is lirsi a-sailed. It is easily 
shown that tlioii-aii.ls . .f lives could be saved. 

mutvovs tains. 

Torture.— For instance: Sciatica, which so 
sorely ailliots the human family, and which 
is dellned to be neuralgia of the sciatic 
nerve, rheumatism of the hip-joint, or purls 
adjoining it, hip gout, pains in t he loins and 
hips, even in its uiilde.-t form never seize* 
its prey without due warning. 

■XMPTOJISi 
Acute.-Sudd ui and acute pains in the hip 
and loins; nslness, suelling. t.uidemess, 



r. lane 



• and s, 



cruciating pains. The disease rapidly devel- 
ops into chronic or inllamiuatorv stage. 
TKKATMKNT. 
Cure.— Rub the parts alleeteil tlmrongblv anc 
Vigorously with St. Jacohr (In. ; create o 
burning seiisali.m hy the friction of rubbing 
on the l»il; apply warmth; flannels wrung 



BILIOUS xmJSaJ 
•Pi" " 



A si.iout cold, if neglected, oftenjittacks 
git 

i« buxex. Prico L15 cents. 



Jglected, 

tho lungs. Brown s JJiioncil.— 

---and immediate relief. Hold o 



mCBML Troches 



havo only to g.ve it to tho Chiueue missions. 

Hale's Honey of Horehound and Tar re- 
lieves whooping cough. 

Pike's Toothache Drops Cure in one minute. 



If you want the best garden you have 
ever had, you must sow 

Maulfs Seeds. 

There is no question but that 
Maule'B Garden Seeds are unsur- 
passed. Their present popularity 
in almost every ominty in the 
United States shows it, for I 
now have customers at more than 
22,500 post-offices. When once 
sown, others are not wanted at 
any price. More than one-quarter 
of a million copies of my new 
Catalogue for 1888 have been 
mailed already. Every one pro- 
nounces it the most original and read- 
able Seed Catalogue ever published. It 
contains among other things cash 
prizes for premium vegetables, etc., 
to the amount of §2500, and also 
heautiful illustrations of over 500 
vegetables and flowers {15 being in 
colors). These are only two of j 
many striking feature?. You 
should not think of Purcha- 
sing any Seeds this Spring 
hefore sending for it. It is ; 
mailed free to all enclosing stamp 
for return postage. Address 




i\m.m*km!U The Original 

wSftTCa LIVER 

vvexs - ■ - 



BEWARB OF IMlTATIOK.n. ALWAYS 
ASK FOB JIB. VIKBCB'S FEI.T.BTB, OB 
LITTLB SUQAR-COATBD PILLS. 

Botiiir entirely vegetable, ther op- 
erate without disturbance to the Nystem, diet, 



SICK H EADACHE . 

nillniia Headache, 
Dlzzlncaa, Constipa- 
tion, Indirection. 
Ulllous Attack*, and all 

derangements of tho stom- 
ach an. I bowels, are prompt- 
ly relieved and permanently 
— • ■ ty the use of Dr. 




Pellets over so greats variety of diseases, it 
may truthfuhy be said that their action ^upon 




I'i.'i,,;;-. hi;;' ,cV.i if uV,,;.t',iu "!,'!:' ,' ];■' 



raa'i r; Z\ 

o"iVo'eni^"u7um!^?f^?iy 

i.n- l,r'm!i'l.*l'.."ii'",l'.'! ,*((.'.".,'. I'; fil.' a.'l'ie U llil-j 
(roil  e:ir - »e. ► i.j.i I . M.u.b !••»• Ihun 
r.-...l rilb-r |.»l" . i ■.«■.) : tli.enlln. nii.1 ».l:m* 

tn |.i,v II, • , tv -;,lni |,h,u at'::. ..-Ill, ll . ... ; Ililuu^ll Iill., u« 

liin.- ... II. ..... w,. t- jp a |.n -lit tlmt mtisllc, us. ^ 

FREE ! " ■--. A'^i'.ee,, ".'.tSifimJr 

1 "*■** 1 ilia « ,ltllt»-Oi. lii'U .■-. rk.i n — I. ..„_ 

"~ — — — — tirely I'ree. II la Ihr K r(nlr»l nnj bc.l .Mel 
r.-rmmlj o e,„ , .„.,;.,.. |.„ rJ ,. aim .1 polunn-evi'rjr 



purulent, bloody and iuiin.1: tho eyes a 
weak, watery, and inflamed: there la rinsing: 
in the ears, drained, hm kin/ or cou«hini{ to 
clear the throat, expectoration ot offensive 
matter, together with Rcahs from ulcers; the 
voice in chunked and has it nasiil twnnif ; the 
breath Is offensive; Hinell und taste are im- 
paired ; there is a sensation of dizziness, with 
mental depression, a hacking cough and gen- 
eral debility, llnlv n few ol tho above-named 
symptoms are likeiv to be present in anyone 
case. Thousand!) of cases unnunlly, without 
manifesting half oi the above evuiptoms, re- 
BUlt in eonsuiiipt ion. und end in the grave. 
No disease is so common, more deceptive and 

dangerous, or less umlersi by physicians. 

Hy its mild, soothing, and healing properties, 
Dr. Sugo's Catarrh item '- 
eases of Cuturrli  *'cj^ 

Sold by druggiBts every whTre" 5 

"Untold tg  ny from Catarrhl" 

Prof. W. TlAfssi n, the famous mesmci 



incurable, und said I must die. My ease was 
such a bad one. that every dnv, towards sun- 
set, my voice would become so hoarse I could 
barely speak above a whisper. In the morning 
••• —'hi la 
get 

( lllaiTh Koine, ic, III lll.ee I I lis. I WSS S WeB 

man, and the cure has been permanent." 
"Constantly Hawking and Spitting;." 




|' Iji " 

[uW.'lCe'L'.io'.i.' 



II, , only .ullm.i. u;M.. ..^ II,. 1. .... Ilia t I In. y . i.r, 



nod Hpittiug. and for the la». 
could not breathe through tl 
tboojrht nothing mold be done forme 
Jly, r  U» udvised to try Dr. 8'ugoT 
■ -iedy. and I am now - 
i bo the only sure « 

iiifnctiircd, und one . 

luir trial to experience ui 
•» permanent cure." 

Three Bottles Cure Catarrh. 



cured a bottle for her, and soon saw that it 
helped her; a third N.tile eft. . ted a perm., 
nent cure. She is now eighteen years ol 
id and I — *- 



JONES 

PAYSth^rREICHT 

IrooT,?"™ B St *l".ro1 r « a Br"' 



WM. HENRY MAULE, 
1711 Filbert St. PHILADELPHIA, PA. 



HOMEm 




DURANC'8 
RHEUMATIC REMEDY 



tiarth falln. it la 
^ . ^:. ru.-kly^anil 



nil,,, il.loi t„ It. K. II I 1.1*111 
HT1M., I.I.I.-.-I.I. \x v-ni.\....-.vl. 



.1 Cures and Proronte 




Hoarseness, 
Stiff Neck, 
Bronchitis, 

Catarrh, 
Headache, 
Toothache, 
Rheumatism, 
Neuralgia, 
Asthma, 
Bruises, 
Sprains, 

nown rornedy. It was thn first 

lUlVl"* 3 uTll I 'iMi'i'iu' ' V |i'im'i'iV ',','l 

liin'-' "mVic! '1 • 1 o V | r ',| '. 1 N fiVi c "f ■ c m ,'t"? cV* lVl"r v . .Vi 1 * 
Nouittlgic. „ r pm-uiuc'il w nro i-u cs n'niv Miner! 

RADWAY'S READY RELIEF 

Will Afford IiiNtmit Kane. 



"i:l:..!,,oi u \ .,, ,„. ,.;;„,'.:",,„,' ,,,,-,mt.m,, : .lie.e 



$309 REWARDj 

THTCHJMNf.V COKWfiR 'yT^^P^^H' 

In r^.^aroinplel.' family |»|»roii,l .hovliltota lv.tv A-u.ii.-jn la. ■ .. AIU- : ,li,-» n , 
tho full »*„'„ „'('"■! .', .„■,-. -II..- p-.|.,T - - 1." \-„- e, ..lai.'v'.'.f !,u',*'m1. y„,l!',!;V 

■uu. (w ,-wii. A.I.... .. rue i 1 1 1 1 1 ll I SB J» fHjIIHi II OourbomSt. Chicatfi 



mnsmniMSBnam 
:k LOST GIRL 

  •••• III 'he .'lib • : (5 

J •^••"^Book .^Chap. i Vorss. 
 •  " " •./io™Pe.Re'.''64 Cohi'ma 



WILBOR'8 COMPOUND OF 

PURE COD LIVER 0IL| 

AND PHOSPHATES OP 
LIM^. BODA, IROrtf.   

r^sDOUGHS. COLDS, .ASTHMA. INKNITIS.If 

NttTHI DISEASES, and all SCROFULOUS HUMORS, 



"HI alTor.l limn,-, l.i.l,, cil«e, n 
lorn tow illlym.tll!, t M lii i ini I 

conn., bold l.y ull dri W ,.,:». 

Hood's Sarsaparilla ' WSS^^^S^ 

S( Id by il! AraMHtt. II: sii tor 8.",. Propared only I *r ; '*— lU « 
bj C. L HOOD & CO., Ap nUeoarlu». Lowsll, Mu.n. 1 

IOO Dosos One Dollar 



m*-XUlM 1UL: 1 Jl til I, or Lj.. i.j ...U. 



MeXfcan 
Mustang 



FLESH, BLOOD, 
NERVE. BRAIN. 



Uniment ? 5 

iitec 



mil w'stm. - .ii n'ii'i ,\hiii.iiih ii.Vh'«W, huc 

11 , l " AJTX- B. ~ H74~" 

PENETRATES MlSCLES to tho «'hk.\ m»^ix« to auvkhtmkik PMiug 
VERY BONES. iTRY IT I . * ~ w * Au " iUw -" 




\ 




THE MOUNTAIN SIGNAL 



I 



ARRIVAL OF TRAILS. 

M Bfatl North 12:42 ore 

Pn'y Mnil Smith 2.80r  n 

Night Express North 12:43 a n 

Ni;.litl--.xi.ivs  Si.litli I'!:f ii n 

1:13 p, n 
"■17,1 1 

.T VS. MAltF.T, Agent. 
01.0 SIKG OF MAILS, 

n iv "{«'•!' h |Mi' l' !'-. i'i ( i'ri'i'ii", 'l' !'• Tmt«i:lj 
.iihI SndiKlMN.-. Niulit iinil V-1..SVS n  'i 1'. II 
irckitcfflcc optu firm 8 to n. in, s.mmi.v.. 

Mlis. M. S. BBOWN. P. It. 1 



COURT DIRECTORY. 



i. T. /. Morrow, of lulaskHo 
tl.V Attorney- WilliaalBoM 

• nii.lTMUlCo 

W M Fish 




fudge-* r  ooyfef 

Tiiiio of ln l(linj,' cmrt, llrst Moxilny in Jan- 
ury,,Tiih April, mid October. 



SlinilV hmM I White: 1   put let!— J 
j&Uk, and W B rnrkor 
.tailor J L Arnold 

tiding court, rburtli Monday i 



rich i 



I MM Hicks. 
II . voi WillinniWn .,' 

tip riaten't of B bool» s v Dnvi 




r F. L. Thompson has good 20 cent 
coflt o. * 
John M. Williams has 3 hay stack- 
(or sale. * 

Jas, Houk litis returned from Dan. 
ville Ind. 

I). P. Bethurani has an onion weigh 
ing a pound. 

returned to his home 
at Chariton, [own. 

Frank Kirby - Id two mules 
Luther May nord (or 1150, 

Tlios. McClure has returned from 
surveying trip to Bell county. 

W» Hick- baa ■ log wagon he will 
sell cheap. Inquire at this office t-'i 

W. It. Llamn-y and Cortez Brown 
of London, wi re in town Monday. 

John Prewitt has found a C"  incl 
vein ofcoul on i» i ~ place on Skaggs. 
Mt. VernoB has a good opening for 8 
mattress tactory, barber shop and bt 
kery. 

You will find notions &c., very 
cheap at Whitehead's for the next four 
weeks. 

All the patients lately operated 
upon by the doctors here are doing 
well. 

.1 W . Mirier leourela judgeto 
in Police court ugailWl Header e£ Co 
for $75. 

A.J. Tluirpof Winston, E-til! com 
ty, will sherry move his saw mill to 

Wildie. 

W. L. Martin, S. B. McClure 
Mr. Ewell were up from Livingston 
Sunday, 

The wife of Capt Sweney, the veter- 
ar railroad conductor, died in Louis 
v lie Monday. 

Sanitary Muraline is t.ho best inside 
wall finish, call at William* drug 
Bto:e tor It. 

M. C, Williams has bought ut Kh 
M. Weber, the house now occupied by 
Willi* Adam*, fur $450. 

Mrs. J. G. Carter, leaves today for 
Cincinnati, to see a doctor for cancer- 
ous trouble of the throat. 

I have the goods. In fact my house 
is jammed with them, and at prices to 
suit all. F. L.'Ttiotnpsuii. * 

A delegation of W. C. T. U. young 
bldies guvo this olfice a call Saturday 
to have some printing done. 

A singing »choo)' begin* at ohuroh 



hera Monday night by ' Prof. T. D. 
Mullinp, of near Slnre'tbrrg 

D D, White nod family, alio lived 
at the Ashley placa near town, have 
moved to Washington, Ind. 

The judgment for £2~)00 in favor 

M. V. Wilsey vs the L. & ,\. 1.. I!, 
has been reversed by the superior 

uri and a new trial will be bad. 

Paini your houses with the best 
paints and oils on the u.arket, which 
you can pnd at Williams' drug store. 

The negro Freeman who was jailed 
hero three weeks since a.« a suspected- 
felon from Tennessee has been released. 

The old porch on Fast side of Cnpt 
ack Adams store house has been torn 
way and the old ten pen alley jost 
back of it has been torn down and ro 
loved. 

Any one finding a new barrel 
that fell off the train near 1 ere a 'ew 
days since will please bring to depot. 
Suitable reward. 

If you need any paint brushes, tooth 
brushes or anything else kept in a 
first class drug store, call on M. C. & 
D. X. Williams. * 

The larger portion of Rockcastlo's 
population consists of Mullins and 
Owens and their relative;, and they 
■re all good clever citizens. 



confident you will make a good Ed' 
.it least I am willing to back my judg 
ment by enclosing $1.25 for one years 

inscription. 

No one appreci  y » a good news-pa. 
per more than .myself. I havo beeu 
a subscriber of the I. J. for severaJ 
years and it would amuse you to Fee 



ith what- 

contents, osp 



devour its 
illy the Crab Orchard 
and Mt. Vernon letters. 

My 73 to the hoys on the Ellen N. 



BYRUPOFHGS, 

Is Nature's own true laxative. It 
is the most easily taken, and the 
most effective remedy known to 
Cleanse tin System when Bilious or 
Costive; to dispe Headaches, Colds, 
aa,d Fever; to Cure Habitnal Con- 
stipation, ludirestioti, Piles, etc. 
For sale at Will lame* drag store 



dames Merricks has told his hl -ck 
smith tools to B. F. Ohemiu', and 
Iff *• he il going o bid Uoekca--ie 
good -by. 

■ -fljpere is - man h ibii p'e M who 
would like to l,n  w if the inhabitants 
itFrog Level arj troubled inuci with 
the frogs muttering, As ihey have to u- 
" their racket here. 



Ttio coal comi).tny will go to ship- 
ping in a few days. 

Charley Carter received two car 
loads of lumbal from Wm. MeNew 
last week. 

Deputy Sheriff. Smith was hero a 
few days ago serving some "duns" on 
on the boys. 

Wm. McNew smiles over 1323, 
from the L oY  '.. for lumber, and has 



John Mite of Laclede Mo, aged 82 'hree cars ready to ship this week, 



after -17 years residence in the - est 
has returned to Rockcastle and is loo k- 

g up a farm to | urchase. 

All penODI indebted, much or 
lithe, to J. L. Whitehead are request- 
ed to come and settle at once. This is 
the l-rst time you have been asked.. * 

Our foreman J. K. Vowels is cer- 
tainly a hustler. He with an afsistauL 
does all the type setting etc. in getting 
out our paper and never fails to come 
on time. 

M. C. & I). X. Williams are agents 
for the North-Western Fertilizer Co. 
All pertons desiring a good fertilizer 
should call on them. Its the best in 
the BaarkeL 

J. W. Nosbitt wants ten teams to 
haul staves from mouth of Sktggl 
creek to Hazel l'ateh, at 85 per thous- 
and. Steady work and pay every 
two weeks if desired. 3t 

1), N. Williams has traded his 320 
acres of Lubbock county Texas land to 
J. La Whitehead for his property and 
six acres of land in the East end of 
town paying 1275. dillerence. 

L. B. Adams wi 11 soon bring on a 
big stock of goods and to purchase 
them cheaply iu the market requires 
cash. Those owing on note or account 
will please call and arrange settle 
ment. t'i 

R. L. Joplin with Duffleld'l survey 
ing party iu Bell county has been 
promoted to trausitrnan^ p ace at ad- 
vanced wages. .)• W. Miller has taken 
an engineer's place at Pineville. 

P. L. Nash, formerly of Rockcastle 
but now an extensive Tobacco farmer 
of Spencer county, called pn us this 
week a nd left us a pleasant little re- 
minder in the way of a year's subscrip- 
tion to the Signal. 

Mr. W. E. Perkins of the enterpri- 
sing firm of Martin & Perkins, of 
Brndhead. made us a pleasant visit yes-' 
terday and complimented us with a 
nice order for job work etc. Success 
to you Mr. I'erkins. 

What our town needs, and needs 
badly, is more houses to accomodate 
those who would locate With us, if 
such accomodations courdJbe obtained. 
Would it not show a mor^terprising 
spirit, and at the same time b\aprof- 
''ibU undertaking fur I our cHjzens 
who 'i.. ve va caut lots and other necces- 
sary ie^ t ^ to build a iew 
cottages for the B y^ of tll03e w h 0 
are begging an opp  rtii'.v-, 
among our good people. 

D. B. Carson, our friend and com. 
panion in schoolboy days, writes, from 
McMiunvilla, Tenu. where he ft freight 
and ticket agent: I see through the 
I. J. of Stanford, 

harked into journalism, and knowing 
y 0 ur ability 



We are all peicable here now and 
don't hear any pops, nor any man 3ay 

he is the best i an out, ua'ess he is 
full of whisky. 

Hevs. Hotta, of Jackson county, 
and Parker of this county, held a seven 
days meeting at New Hope last week 
with eleven additions. 

1 passed thr j igh Brush CreeWi^ 
lion a few days eince, and as 
there was John C. Childers aw:»itifip 
the arrival "f the North bound tram 
and he threatened to ship me off in a 
box car, if I didn't make up my time 
on the loafing list, which he claims I 
am two weeks behind on. 

Mr. Ed. 1 aHArono your correspon- 
dents have een exploring cavai- 
There is a cave on Crooked Creek 
that runs through a hill nearly a mile 
long, and contain* several rooms,  i 
of them is called the devil's race, :i 
it is said that tho devil's broth its 
comes out through copper pipes, a 
looks, tastes and smells just like good 
corn whisky. 



Mrs. Hardin is so ne better. 

K. Mi Johnston is improving. 

Frank Mefford, of Winchester, wa 
hereMohday 

Died, on t he 16lh, the infant of 
Joseph Kedmau. 

Work was begun on Hart's new res- 
idence last Tuesday. 

Judging from the recent siles, Con 
way is experiencing a real estate 
boom. 

Joe Jones has moved to 'he houie 
formerly occupied by A. Q. Baker de- 
ised. 

Mrs. Lena Lambert and daughter 
snot expected to live, they being ill 
with measles. 

There is a box car here that is evi 
deuily Daunted, as a man has booi 
an of in it iuallkinds shapes. 
J. 8. Waddle lost an ox the other 
night, valued at $36, or 66 ta, we 
have forgotten which 

M. L. K'elton has purchased the 
iiou.-e and lot known as the Candy pro- 
perty for which he paid §175. he will 
down the old house and Luild a 
new one at the same place 

fIXto 

feed and grain are very scare . 
U.B. Brojlea returned from Che 
anooga last week. 

r les went to Lexiugtoi 
lusiness. 



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LONDON 

William BrOWU is erecting a neat 
aide room to bis dwelling. 

J. K. Hodge contemplates laying iu 
a large stock of dry goods. 

W. J. Mullins is tho man to get to 
do your painting and don't you forge! 
it. 

Dr. A. L. Browner, of Laugnan 
canbeseen IfniUng on our streets 
again. 

MissMollie Shilling contemplates 
going to Hyden to take music lessons 
shortly. 

James Parsley;, thre; miles north of 
here, had his htuse and its entire con 
tents burned. 

Jacob Dees ot e J., is now lying in 
jail awaiting his trial, for rocking tho 
passenger train. 

G. W. Laws, with Jackson, Am 
son & Co., can he seen taking orders 
for the firm he rep 

PLEASANT VALLEY 

Church at Buckeye Sunday" next. 

We learn that Wm. Buford has re- 
turned home. 

MrH. Anna Kiddle has returned 
home to Pulaski county. 

James W. Kiddle has gone to Pu- 
laski county com ting. We hope he 
will have good luck, 

John Owens who moved to Virgiuia 
Sfcffral times^lins ncoved buck in hi 
old nous,, on Mm Carter's place. 

D. L. Bryant is forty years old and 
never went to n»ill horse back but one 
time, and then be said he had rather 
walked. 



and the difficulty I learn came up over 
game of cards. 

John Gray, Edward Cobb, Robert 
noes, Thomas Day, and family are 
} loa»e this week for parts in Nebras- 
a. We regret to have them leave, 
ut if it is in accordance with their 
w'shes to go, we wish them lots of sue. 

John Gregory took a little jaunt 
down Little Gooso Creek Sunday in 
search of a congenial companion. He 
reports an enjoyable trip ami antici- 
pates going again. J.obu is a jo-dandy 
sort of a young man and admires the 
sparkle of a pretty girls eye. 

Marydell issituated iu Laurel coun^ 
ty midway between London and Man- 
iheeterand near the Clay county line. 
It is 12 miles distant from London 
ted on a high place and occu- 
umaudiug site overlooking a 



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Audy Baker, the enterprising bo,k 
agent, has been our midst for seveur 
days. 

Meaales have subsided oon&iderably 

ice our last letter, but sjma tolera- 
bly bad cases yet. 

Farmers who intended sowing oats 
his week, will wait until we have 
louie more tini weather wo guosr'. 

Jefferson Thompson and la oily, 
if Buruside, have bee.t viailiug rail 
ives in this vicinity fji so ua Uui* f 
uive re'.urned home. 

A b-i^ht little girl of two summers, 
i daughter of Josiah Xevils, died. 
She had had measles, aud took some- 
thing like croup. A small child o 
Logan Bullock aud a child John 
Prewitt have also died. 

E. Kigncy, our boss horse swapper, 
has fixed it now. lie has a horse that 
will take the blue ribbon over any- 
thing that was iu this part so far as 
kicking is eo'ierned when he is har- 
nessed to a wagon he kicks till he gets 
loose and iu the baru. 



James E. Boot has a dissected map 
ef the U. S. 

Gipsou Weaver is quite low with 
typhoid fever. 

John Gray sold a lot of young catile 
to Wm. Walkins. 

Robert Jones has sold bis farm 
his son and is going West. 

Rev. George Proffit preached at 
I'rovideuca church Suuday. 

Died, on the 13th, of fever, Ro bei 
son of Pleasant Bruner. 

Rev, Wm. Fisher and L. Hampto 
preached at the Ph ilpot school hou : 
Sunday . 

There waa a magic lantern exhibi 
itoa at the residence of J s ph Grilli 
Saturday night. 

Married on Thursday of last week, 
at the residence uf the brides pare 
James Hale, c instable of this preoi 
to Miss Maria Weaver. 

Wm. Crawford shot aud killed 
Hugh Gregory at the hitters grocery 
Sunday night. The parties were drunk 



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lirection. Its population is c uupnsed 
ihiefly of cattle, poultry, sheep swine 
and of the canine and feline progeny 
For further particulars I would ad- 
ise the Etolo cor. to consult Prof, 
roctor our State geologist, or procure 
copy of Rand ft McXally's maps. 
ow 5 I trust his feelings of reciprocity 
will prompt him to locate little out of 
the way Raja, I have searched both 
the Kentucky Gazetteer and V. S. 
Postal ( iuide and for the life of me wae 
unable to find it in cither. 



MULLINS' 1YIILL 

Mrs Champ Mullins some better. 
The creeks are past fording to-day, 
Monday. 

Jerome Adams family are visiting 
friends near Broadhead. 

Miss Candy, and Mat Mullins.. are 
visiting friends near freedom. 

W. G. MoUiaa bough', twj 
steers from Wm Mul'ins for g20- 

Preaching at Pleasant Hill Sunday, 
good gathering. Text was "Preach the 
World." 

1,-unbo.r and «?'o 9 lies a 1 the iia 
11. G. MuHi»a and Oilvy Black are 
the bias haulers. 



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igleton uas tni-s'n^ Sunday- 
DoVl know where he was. he said he 
.cis u t going to be a bachelor always. 

11 irva Mi, k and Mat Winsted have 
ootractad, to haul 500,000 ft'of lum- 
fn r Co lv! no is n and Payue, from 
White Oik branch to Switch, for 30 cts 
per IOC t\. 

ROUZTDSTONi: 

J. 11. Ba f  hai ftnislnd his bam 

at last. 

A big Inv at A. C. To waff a, named 
Albert. 

W- H. Albright aud wife are still 
improving. 

Allen Hiatt and family are visiting 
relatives on Clear Creek. 

W. II. Albright has his dis'.erllery 
started up and is progressing rapidily. 

J. T. Sowder swapped to Tom 
Hayes two miich cows for ono yoke ot 
oxen. 

Miss L iu Turpen and Miss Myrtle 
Fish spent Sunday witn Mlai C ira 
and Anna Fish. 

Thero was a dance at Francis 
Hursts Tuesday night, and some of 
our old Baptist church members 
skipped out, Another trial at Hick- 
ory Grove. 

TO THE FAREMRS OF ROCK- 
CASTLE COUNTY. 
10,000 dozen fresh eggs wanted, 
for which I will pay the highest cash 
market price, to bo deliverd at Crab 
Orchard. (Emigrant House.) 

lOm'i M. Liviniisuiin 

PRACTICAL ARCHITECT 



Now with Maret, Vowels & C . . in 
prepared to furnish pirns aud specif! 
cuiou of all kinds of buildinp. Spa 
Dial attention paid to eettLg up 
daaigni lor verandas in tho late.-* 
styles. l«tf 



Mountain signal (Mount Vernon, Ky.), 1888-02-24

8 pages, edition 01

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