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H;N." A ROWLEY. Dealers in Groceries
j . -t I'idia G khIs of everv description,
sn,. lilm !:. Lakr Stn. Kt Albans, Ver-
it'll ,.lil FUtRISGTON, ATTOUXEW
. i . - H . -1 at Law and Solicitor in Chau
.. . m. H S. Rojce. Brainerd Block.
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HtH.K. HA VIS ABAJIS, COl'NSE;.
.il.s 1 l.UV aud Solicitors m Chancery.
- .... I iif.ii lil.H-k. -it. Albans, Vt. 97-tf
una. rttKi)vi8. h. c. aims.
IT ! !'. iMisl'ON 4 SONS, dealer in Cahiut
1, I . ,,itmi . ( hildreiut Carriage, CoftiuK.
-M- !'.. '!,r.- aud Heture Frinn h, Wall Pa-
.!..!. shadi,c St AltMUts Vt. Jll-tf
Bi iinti-i. a t,iw.,Hwmevn at iiw,
. ..h iii.r in Chancery, Cambridge, Vt.
1 , MSOEIX,
vm. W. KATOS.
i -IU L S. UYUE, Dealer m all kinds of
V i .ii. 4iv ttroc ri a, Darrow Block. Kt. Al-
. .,-n"i..:f 203
i:. w. TUIItAVI.T, Phvaician and Sur-
diadnate of the lnivert.ity of Ver.
i-h- Eairtk-ld street. oer Mi'ti-
wi-- Clothing UouMt . 1H7-1;
t:T & 1VII.SOX. Attorneva at Law, ,
'-.h-.-itors in Chancery. Office ui No
. lil.iok, Kt. Albana Vt Attend Cuarte
ii. Franklin. Orleaiw, and Lataoille .
1.1 M.IN. W. D. WILHOX. !
I LM A N. I)ETIST. Office in the !
, KIM. MAN BLOCK. Maui St., opposite the
... ra!iiial Chut eh. l-tf. ;
B. 51' COtVAX. 1JKXTIST OtSuKs
. M-r V. ad and Duren'a lruit store,
BlilC, ATTORNEY ANl COUSSEL
, LuK AT LAW. Also, Agent for flint
In-'irancc CompaunK, and tar obtaining
. '.tr Wi- k' htiin . I-tf
p so WMEs. Attorney ami Counsellor at
La .. and Suheitor in I'luuicery. Office over
Visional Bank, Ht. Albatw, At.
1 .". -Will attend to CViUectiuuaDdprtweeat:
-. HKninst the I'niU'd States for Arreara of
r l!..vmty to Soidtero, Widow'a and lnralid'ti
'ii iii-, Ac. &c. $-tt
UIIAKDSOV lMCTUltK OALl.HItV,
Maui, op;xtiite Bank Street, tit. A2bMtt,
I'liMmi.) Open aU hours of the day,
Uj- exrepted.) All the latest style of JilC-
ild.U' at tlu Gallery. AibflM and I'tc-"trame-,
Su-reobcouic aud eard Pictures of
ili. i,i n- nen". all
allow priced. Call early
T. .. ..ICHARttSON,
...! itti u.
'GOKtill k. ItOUGHTO.V, Attorney and
OT i .uuncllor at Law and Solicitor in Ch u
- v Albaun, Vermont. 01K near the Pomi-
dial i uidence on WeUlen street.
V.-.. I luted State CouiminfioBer, Cotnnii
r ..f l)id for the SUku uf New York,
imwtu, and other States. He will give
-,'t attenuou to all prufesttioual bmaueaa
Lit h he put be entrusted.
" Ali.aiih. Nov.", lt64. tf
s. AOitwicii, Iractical Steam and
. i io.- Fitter. Braiti and Iron Goods of every
..m hi. lor steam, water, ami gas. muw
' . - i v paired, and kovs fitted, Ac.
"' Aliens. Vt. " 173-ly
tnExs'i'OXK, GUOCKn, Kingman Block
1 -Uii. street, St. Albans. Vt. 116
pAUKAK imOTHEItS, HH3N MET.
r- m Nails, Gujee, Oils, l"auite, Asrieul
. I'.'iU, which we offer at a low cash flgnre.
Corner Lake and Main ntreets.
vt. Albans. March 16. 1864. l-tf
lIEltBKltT HKAlXKItl), dealer in Fore-U-
'ii aud domestic Drj" Goods, Boots and
" lanLee Notions, corner of Main and Bank
St. Albans, Vt. 10B
'MAUI.US wniAX, dealer in Fine Watch-
. Clocks and Jewelry, Hteri ng Silver anp
r Hated Ware. Fancy Goodo -n great va-
Watelt Repainng and Engraving. St.
:-, Vt. 103
3tAiNEiti & si'UAlt. dealers in Fancy
J and Domestic Dry Goods, plain and fancy
'-.uierea, Cobergs, Ac. 117.
O. JtBAINCRD. WABHKS H. SS'EAIt.
" uih Main Street, St. Albans, Vt.
J C. POST & CO., dealers in Dry Goods
1. andehoiot Familv Groceries Cinier ot
ii and Fairfield Streets, St. Albaun, Vt. 11"
H. C. lOST, I- JAKES.
I MER1CAN HOUSE, Riehfonl. Vt., Jerry B.
1 weatlaml Proprietor, lids House is locat
:i ihe centre of the village, near the Custom
. Poet-Oulce and Mills. 109-1 y
N'otloo of XI-olitIon.
I'-'lE I'lrtnerehip heretofore existing between
1 V n; Locke and Louis McD. Smith, under
! i"u. name of Locke & Smith, is this day
w .!. .J by mutual consent. All doots due the
" ' ' linn" must be paid at their old place of
' !'-. WILLLVM LOCKE.
LOUIS McD. SMITH.
) iVlh CRAWFORD, Book Binder and
J liianli Book Manufacturer,
'ingman Block, St. Albans, Vt.
" k landing in every atvle from the cheapest
;W wiwt eontly, and all done in a thorough
HORACE P. HALL, M. D.
(Late of the Army, Ac.,)
r tumed to St. Albans, and may be found
f,T the present at tho American HotoL
'rlicular attention naid to Op-
erative Surgery. 15'.)-ly
pnorniETott of thh
ST. A1BAXS, VT.
MHOUTANT TO SOLDIEUS
"Sosk inteiiesTED AUK IIE11ERY
- itified that I am agent to transact all busi
liertaining to ixtusionB, bounties and back
Claims of the above nature can be pre
1. aud their allowances obtained, by appvl
Albans, May 10th. ISCfi.
v 1 ARMERS AND OHERS. The s uhscrih
f having iiurcbafeed and fitted up in good
n the Woolen MiU at Swanton Falls, for
!j known as Piatt's Factor-, are now pre
sto manufacture Cloths or Yarn for ens
r. or exchange tho same for wool. A Hb
'iari' or patronage solicited, and satisfae
, E -Office in south end of Facton-, where
fmnd the books and accounts of the late
J Matt .V Hinklev.
0'ir MEIGS A- HDfKLEY.
""TK WANTED. For the best Book out
j-A Kcture or tho Desolated States, and
,wk of Restoration : 18H5-16C8. Largest
rSntt offered. For particulars address
UllKs, Hartfor.1, Ct. 4w
and LmeB Cuffs, a large assortment,
WM. N. SHITH & CO'S.
New Musical Depot,
ST ALBANS VERMONT.
General Agency for the
STE! N WAY PIANOS,
New York; the
G. A. MILLER PIANO,
Boston, and the
ESTEY COTTAGE ORGAN,
estta A ( O. s
The Vox Humami Tremolo Crowning
In addition to the PATENT HARMONIC AT
PATENT JIAXCAL SCJJ-JIASE,
Estey ,U'o. have now further than ever eclipsed
aU rival makers of ;.td Instruments, by the
introduction of their
PATENT VOX HUMANA TREMOLO
This most wonderful and beaatiful addition to
the Cottage Organ is acknowledged bv leading
musical characters in the eountrv to be the w
pint ultra of all improvements on rel instru
ments. THE FIRST PREMIUM
Was awarded to this instrument at the New
ii i very important mat purchasers bear in
mind that the original ami genuine Cottage Or
gan is made by the House of J. ESTEY & Co .
lite chief points of tinperinrity re patented
by them, and of coarse are found on the instru
ments of no other maker.
The undersurned has made arrangements to
furnish Piaftos from any of the principal Now
York and Boston makers, on the most reaMonnblo
terms. Sati-sfat'tiou narantcM in all cases.
Send for an illustrated circular. Addrens
II. A. LYON", St. Albans, Vt.
Mnsie, small mnsieal instracents. and musi
cal merchandise, at E. II. HUNTINGTON'S
Jewelry More liauos, Organs, and MelodmiH,
at the Hnbseribers residence on Fairfield Stieet.
223-tf H. A. LYON.
"VXTX aould give this notice to our former
Y V triendrt and tront, that on and after the
lt dny of .Tune, 16, we h1iU sell onr gooAa
ONE PRICE !!!
Having had sunk-ieul experience in tlie credit
system of doing butsiuesn, we have cbncladed to
make a change, and try the Catdi System be
lieving that we can seil our goods chooier bv
adopting such a rule Although a novelty in St.
Albaus. we are determined to try the plan. We
have on hand a large stock of
BEADY MADE CLOTELNG
T. ; . .... r . .
Which under this plan we ill agree to t-ell
per cent lest than any other firm in town that
do business on the credit ytem.
Take notice and govern vourself accordingly.
SMITH & FOSTER,
N O . 2 , DA. R R O W BLOCK,
v217-3m St. Albans. Vt. d7-lm
LOOK TO YOUR INTEREST.
LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY
OF HARTFORD, COXX.
ITS ASSETS ARE NEARLY
NEARLY TWO MILLIONS,
AND CONHTAXn.Y IMHRASINU.
Aiiinial Dividends, 50 Per Cent.
All its PolkaeM are Non-Forfeiting! No re
striction ou Travel, Location or Employment !
Dividends upon tile fall PremiumR paid on all its
Notes token if desired for half of the Pieniinm
for the first four years, end in caso of death,
they are paid by the Dividends and given
up and not deducted from the Policy,
Tlie I'n 11 Amount of Insurance is Paid.
It has paid in losses to its Tolicy Holders over
SSUO.OOO, anil has never contested a claim
during tho 17 years of its existence. No
extra Premiums charged for insur
ing. Females, Itailroad Employees or Seamen
A Policy in the Piuxsix is properly called a
Whole World Policy. It permits the insured to
travel or reside at will anywhere in the United
Statin or Europe, at any season of the 3"car,
without extra charge.
NELSON H.ARMINGTON, Agent,
For rianklin, Grand Isle and Lamoille counties.
C. L. BABCOCK, State Agent,
d22tw220-tf Rutland. Vt.
MXLX.m'SRir GOODS !
MISS F. C. APPLETON
Desires to inform her patrons and ladies or St.
Albans and vicinity that she has recently add
ed to her stock of
New and Seasonable Goods
In her line, and grateful for past favors, would
respectfully solicit a continuance of the same,
and hopes "bv a careful attention to tho various
styles of both
Millinery and Dress Making,
To merit in a measure tho very flattering ex
pressions of satisfaction bestowed heretofore by
those acquainted with her work. 215-tf
"VfOTlCE is hereby given that an application
for an act laying a tax upon tho County of
Franklin for the purpose of paying the indebted
ness of said County will be mado at the next
Session of the General Asscmblvof Vermont, in
In order that the amount of such indebtedness
mar hi' ascertained, all persons having claims
upon tho County of Franklin are requested to
present thorn at St. Albans to Cyrus K. Bishop,
Esq., County Treasurer, on or before the second
Tuesday of September next.
Bv order of tho Court,
"JOSEPH H. BRAINERD, Cotrnfy Cleric
St. Albans, July 8, 1SGS. 223-3w.
THE Copartnership heretoforo existing un
der the name of W. K. Nash, & Co.. is this
day dissolved by mutual consent. All demands
due the firm aro hereby transferred to Willis K.
Nash, and all demands against said firm are to
be paid bv said.N&sh.
V " WILLIS K. NASH,
HENRY A. SEABLES,
The business will he carried on in all its bran
ches, at tho old stand by Mr. Nash.
St. Albans, July 7, 18C8.
itk Mtate iftr and the Fair of the New England
States, Vermont State Pair, Missouri State Fair,
and Iowa State Fair, over all other instruments,
uiclml'iig Mason .V Hamlin's Cabinet Organ,
South' American Organ-, aud Tarlor& Farlov's.
Ot rmeii Jielllcosn in.
bv ouv utmruuev McaiAwrEn.
In their ragged regimentals,.
Stood tho old Continental.!,
When the Grenadiers wore lunging, 1 -And
like hail fell tho plunging
Cannon shot ;
When the files
Of tho Isles,
From the smoky nilit encampment Isjre
the banner of tlie rampant
And grummer, gruinmer, grummer, rolled
the rnllof the drummer
Through the morn !
Then willieyosto tho front all.
And with uns horizontal.
Stood our tires !
And tho balls whittled deadly.
Ami in streams Hashing redly.
Blazed the fin's, !
As the roar,
On the shore.
Swept the strong battle breaker or th;
green sodded acres
Of the plain ;
And louder, louder, louder cracked the
Cmcued anmin !
Now like smiths at their forgef
Worked tho rod St. GeorgeV
And thu " villainous naltpetre "
Rang a lierco discordant metiv
Round their oars ;
And the swift
With hot sweeping anger came the horse
Ou our llankc ;
Then higher, higher, higher burned the
Through the ranks!
Then the old-fashiuned Colonel
Gallnpod through the while., infernal
And his broad-sword was swinging,
Vnd his braxeti throat was ringing
Trumpet lutid ;
T'bon the blue
And the troopem" jackets redden at the
touch of the leaden
Ami rounder, rounder, rounder, roared
the iron six-pounder,
"I weigh not fortune's frown or smile;
I joy not iiiueh in earthly joys;
1 buek not state, I seek nut style :
I am not fond of fancy toys ;
1 reel so jilonsod with what I have.
I wish no more, no more I crave.
1 quake not at the thunder's crack ;
I tremble not at noise of war :
I s won i id not at the noise of wrack :
I shrink not at a blazing star ;
I fear not tos, I hope not gain ;
I envy none, I none disdain, '
1 feign not frlond&hip where 1 hate;
I fa wn not on the great in show :
I prize, I praise a mean estate
Neither too lofty nor too low ;
This, this is all my choice, my cheer
A mind content, a conscience clear."
Truth Stranger than Fiction.
There are those who disbelieve the
btory below, but it is true in every par
ticular. We know 2s"ixen Curry, and a
more brave, honorable, and candid man,
prior to tne uil'airwith the Strongs, nev
er breathed. The writer has omitted
to mention two facts first, that Curry
Miaj under ilia nlluericeuf fitrontr drink
when lie revealed the strange history of
his early life, although he was a very
temperate man. Tlie second omission
is, that Mose Howard, sjiokcn of, was
the betrothed of Curry's supremely
beautiful daughter Mary. Butte Coun
ty (Ual.) J3rcs
In the year 18 there lived in Iredell
eountv, 2orth Carolina, a Presbyterian
minister by the nameof Curry. He was
a man in comfortable circumstances, of
most excellent reputation, with a largo
familv of sons and daughters. Among
thesc'was a boy by the name of Nixon,
noted for his sprightliness, his activity,
Many are the incidents recorded of
his early days, wherein he displayed his
braverv and won the respect and admi
ration of his schoolmates. He seemed
impulsive, generous, and the possessor of
many noble qualities.
From ehilul-ood Nixon Curry was in
love. His fair one was a girl somewhat
younger than himself, attending the
same school with him. She returned
his affection, and so ardently were they
attached to one another that, what is
more rare in childiiood, no rival was ev
er suffered to come between them.
Thus they grew up in a delicious dream
of the future, and as their years increas
ed, so apparently did their passion for
each other. At fifteen this was so evi
dent that their parents forbade all inter
views between theinT Her parents were
the vervF. F.'s of North Carolina, aud
they had and could easily secure more
brilliant prospects for her.
The natural consequences followed.
Tho lovers met by stealth, and renewed
their pledges to each other; Lucy prom
ised that whatever should occur she
would never wed any oncelae, and Nix
on vowed to stand by her so long as a
breath of life remained in his body.
At length, at the age of 18, when
Lucy's relatives were doing their utmost
to force her into thearms of another, she
fled with her true aud devoted love.
They were immediately pursued and
overtaken, when the enraged Nixon
Currv, brought to bay, turned and shot
his rival and one of the others, and re
newed his Right.
The pursuit was hot, but he succeeded
in eluding them, and took refuge in the
Alleghany Mountains, near the sources
o; the Catawba.
Here really begins the extraordinary
career of Nixon Curry. Under the plea
of necessity, ho took up the profession
of robber, and speedily rendered his
name famous by the number and char
acter of his exploits. Without attempt
ing to give any of the minor incidents,
it should be stated that the young rob
ber never took a life for the sake of plun
der, although he did it again and again
to avoid arrest.
The Governor of North Carolina offer
ed $6,000 for his apprehension, and many
parties, tempted by the offer, engaged
in thepursuit. They frequently gained
sight of ,the notorious bandit ; more
than once the crack of his death-dealing
rifle was heard from some adjoining
rock ; but never were they able to dis
cover his retreat or bring him to bay.
Suddenly all rumors of his daring con
duct ceased, and although the search
was continued, he was seen no more in
North Carolina. It was judged that his
quarters were becoming too hot for
safety, and he had, therefore, prudently
removed them while the opportunity re
mained to him.
During the first settlement of the fer
tile delta bordering on the St. Francis,
now in the state of Arkansas, an emi
grant made his appe: ranee, calling him
self John Hill. He rapidly became the
most popular man in the settlement.
Although of moderate means, he was
sober, industrious, generous, and of ex
tended hospitality, and such continued
to be his character in the country which
he had adopted for a period extending
over about a dozen years.
During all this time, not a quarrel
some word occurred between him and
any of his neighbors ; and yet all knew
that it was from no lack of courage on
the part of Hill, for of all the hunters
that pierced the jungles of cane in the
"Great Swamp," or descended by torch
light in to the bowels of the Ozark Moun
tains, he had the reputation of being the
most fearless. He was overwhelmingly
elected again and again to theLTerritor
ial Legislature, and distinguished him
self by his powerful and impassioned
eloquence, and speedily became a lead
er in the ranks of his'own party. He
was a member of thu Convention-which
formed the State Constitution, and was
reelected to represent his county in the
Senate of Arkansas.
And now began his second scries of
misfortunes. Hill's mo3t intimate nigh
bora were the Strongs, four brothers of
considerable wealth, a fcreat deal of am
bition, and in the phrase of tho country,
"famous fighters." A close and cordial
intimacy grew up between them and
Hill, aiiiliihe latter, most unfortunately
and unguardedly, made George, the eld
est, a confident of his previous historj'.
It so happened that George had a most
ambitious desire for political distinction,
and made a request of Hill that he should
resign his seat in the Senate in his iavor.
Hill refused, and the brothers conspired
Sending to North Carolina, they pro
cured a copy of the reward offered for
Nixon Curry, the notorious robber. The
four, powerful and determined as they
were, dared not attempt his capture
alone, hut secured the asmstance of a
dozen men, and made the attempt to
capture Hill in his own house. The
latter never forgot his daily peril. He
always carried an enormous double-barrelled
shot gun, two long rifle pistols,
and a formidable knife. Arkansas has
never been noted as a peaceably inclined
State, and in tho?e days its population
numbered a greater percent, of desper
adoes and lawless men than it does at
The attack of the Strongs proved a
dreadful one for themselves. Two of
the brothers were shot dead, while six
of the others were badly wounded, sev
eral of them mortally, when the rest of
them were glad to withdraw for the
time. This affair caused the most un
bounded excitement throughout Arkan
sas. The thought that the chivalrous
and highly popular John Hill could be
identical with the notorious robber Nix
on Curry was staggering to hundreds.
Many for a time rofus-ed to believe it.
Perhaps the state of puplie feeling can
best be shown bv the two following ex
tracts from the Little Jiock Gaziih.
The first appeared when Hill became t-o
popular during the days of the Conven
tion. " Among the truest friends of the peo
ple of all in the present Convention may
be named John Hill, of St. Francis.
His energy, eloquence and courage fully
entitle him to tlie place ho holds, and,
as we trust, will long retain hat of the
leader of the Arkansas Democracy."
The second extract is taken from the
same paper for May, 1S4U:
" Bloody Affray. A desperate ren
counter occurred in St. Francis hv-t
week. Two distinguished citizens were
killed, and three others dangerously
wounded. The difficulty resulted from
an attempt to arrest John Hill, a mem
ber of the last Legislature, and formerly
of the State Convention, who, as it is
alleged, is the notorious robber, Nixon
Curry, who committed such atrocities
fifteen years ago in the mountains of
A requisition was tent by the Gov
ernor of North Carolina demanding the
I surrender of Nixon Curry. The Gov
i emor of Arkansas published an ailditi
I onal reward for the arrest of John Hill;
and thus between the two it seemed as
I if it was about up with the victim.
1 Hill packed up hastily, and ?-ct out
with his wife aud children for Upper
I Arkanas, where he knew of the exist-
once of a band of desperadoes that he
I had reason to believe would protect him.
' He was pursued by over a hundred of
i the citizens, many of them unarmed,
; arivl atwMidi.K avfty for the purOio of
witnessing tlie sport anil securing a
part or the muiiuicent rewaru mat was
offered for his apprehension. Hill was
overtaken at Conway Court House by
these men, and halting his wagon, and
admonishing his wife and children to
keep their places, Re marched forth
with his death-dealing gun.
The gallantry of the action, and Hill's
incredible bravery, operated in his fa
vor. Many were unwilling to hurt so
intrepid a character ; others were afraid :
a panic was created, and Hill pursued
his wav unmolested.
Subsequent attempts wore made to
arrest him, but all resulted tragically or
ludicrously to those attempting it. It
was known that Hill could never be
taken alive, and many began to believe
that he could not when dead also.
The constant pursuit and hunting him
changed his nature. He became morose
and sour, and unable to follow any regu
lar business. He resorted to the gambl
ing table for the support of his family.
He became a drinker, too, and was
speedily transformed into a most bitter
and quarrelsome opponent.
If Hill had been famous among the
mountains of North Carolina, he now
became oubly so. Excepting, perhaps,
that prince of duelists, James Bowie,
there never was a man who inspired
more terror. Men who had acquired a
wide reputation for deeds of daring,
turned pale when they encountered
John Hill. Bullies who sought quar
rels on the slightest pretext accepted all
manner of insults from him, without a
single word of remonstrance.
One day in September, 1S45, while he
was seated at the breakfast table, Hill
burst into tears.
"What is the matter, my dear?" in
quired his wife.
" I have had a dreadful dream. It is
a warning. I know 1 shall die before
sunset. Together we have encountered
perils and hardships ; you abandoned
wealth and position for my sake, and
vou have never spoken an unkind word
to me. We have loved from childhood,
and that love has never known abate
ment. It is this that troubles me not
regard for self. It is indelibly impress
ed upon my mind that I shall die a hor
rible death before sunset, and the
thought that it will distress you, also
These were the exact words of Hill,
as testified by his wife and children.
His wife told him
"Then, my dear husband, do not go
to court to-day."
(The Circuit Court of Pope County, m
which Hill resided, it should .be re
marked, was then in session.)
"Yes, my wife, I must go," he re
plied, "when a man's time has come he
should not seek to avoid death, but meet
it bravely." Then turning to his son
William, a bright boy of thirteen years,
ho told him to go and get the Bible, and
upon it he made him swear to kill the
man who killed his father.
"Here comes Moses Howard, father;
he will protect you," remarked Mary,
the eldest daughter, as she descried the
young man approaching.
The youth, who was a fine, powerful
looking man, chatted a few minutes
with the family, and then went out
with Hill, who shaved and dressed him
self with particular neatness, and cm
braced his wife with the "warmest affec
tiont and with tears in his eyes, before
As soon as the two reached town, Hill
began drinking deeply, and showed a
more quarrelsome disposition than over,
lie insulted everybody that crossed his
path, and all tho entreaties of the young
man failed to pacify him. Finally ho
declared that he would clear the court
house, aud dashed into the court room
room with fury depicted in his counte
nance. Jtudges, lawyers, jury, specta
tors, all made a rush for the door. One
man who lagged behind was seized by
Hill and beaten unmercifully.
Young Howard caught hold of the in
furiated man, and attempted to restrain
him, when, glaring like a tiger, he
turned upon the youth, and struck him
to the earth. Before he could rise, Hill
sprang on him, and commenced pouiid-
"For God's sake, stop. Hill! Don't
you know me, your friend Howard?"
Hill seemed to grow more furious each,
moment, and finally clutched a piatol,
determined to take his friend's life.
Howard seeing the crisis had come,
seized the bowie knife that protruded
from his vest and buried itirihis'boeom.
"Tho dream is fulfilled !" exclaimed
Hill, With smile of sweetness that ling
ered on his naturally handtome face af
. ter he-was a corpse. He then died with
Howard looked down into his face, as
jf unable to realize what he had done.
Tlfen he burst into tears.
"God knows I would not have done it
if I could have helped ir, but it was
eitheryour life or mine."
Heturned away with a gloomy air,
and upon the instant disappeared He
was never seen in Arkansas again, but
1 several years after a trader brought the
news that he was living at San Antonio,
Were we writing fiction, we should
here lay aside the pen ; but as we arc
giving facts simply, which can be sub
stantiated, duty compels us to add
another incident before this tragical
tale is ended.
It will be remembered that Hill di
sjoined upon his son toavenge his death.
Faithfully did that son obey the com
uand. When he had reached his six
teenth year he left for Texas, fie "was
gone several months. When he return
ed, he said to his mother :
"It is done, mother! Poor Howard!
I pitied him, but I had to do it."
Lost in the Woods.
.V LEUKXI) OK VKUMOXT.
About ninety years ago. I suppose, the
events of my story occurred. It was iu
Vermont, within the limits of the town
of Rockingham or Springfield, it is im
possible to tell which, that the log cabin
wliicli was the home of the heroine,
stood surrounded by a forest. The real
names of the actors in this tragedy of the
woods have passed out of the legend,
and I therefore substitute the names
which come to my mind.
"I have finished my spinning, Robert,
and shall carry the yarn home to-day.
I think I "will spend the day with Mrs.
Green, and wisli you would come and
meet me and bring the baby home,"
saitl the young wife, taking the linen
yarn in her apron and the baby on her
"Very well," replied the husband,
giving the crowing child a kiss, as he
started off with his hoe over his shoul
der, for the wheat field. His lot had
been burned over and sown with wheat,
but the huge stumps of tlie old trees, and
the thick underground roots in the new
land, prevented the use of a plow.
All day he worked busily in the fresh
soil, with the strange wood sound about
him, eating his lunch at noon from h:
little basket, until the lengthened shad
ows of the forest around his clearing be
tokened sunset. Then he started off to
meet his wife. A mile or two in tlie
forest his neighbor Green had made his
clearing. He Went on without meeting
his wife and baby until he got to his
"Why, said Mrs. Green, in answer to
his inquiries, "didn't you meet her?
She hasn't been gone long only a few
"Can she jiossibly have missed the
marked trees'?" asked Robert Harris
"Do not be alarmed, neighborllarris,"
said Mr. Green, "I will go back with
Tlie two men went together through
the forest, which every moment grew
darker and drearier. They called Mrs.
Harris' name loudly at intervals, but
there came no reply. They kept
saying to each other, "We may find her
nt homo." butthev were heavv at heart.
f" Tfte log house vs reached, nut tho
mother ami baby were not there, me
cow lowed to be milked, and the pigs,
which ran in the woods and came home
at night, clamored for their usual feed
ing, but the men took no notice of them.
Back again through the wood.- with a
lantern, calling and hallooing.
They then went to the next clearing,
and the next. "A woman lost !" What
telegram in the exciting days of battle
ever fell more thrillingly on human ears
than these words, going from mouth to
mouth, among the home nests of a new
country? With iron muscles and de
termined wills the warm-hearted set
tlers started out. "We will scour the
woods ; we will find them, never fear."
According to a custom they had at such
times, they blew dinner horns, built
fire.-, and shouted until they were hoarse.
No tidings of the lostoneson that night.
All the next day they searched, and day
after day as long as possible. Fires
were left smouldering among the trees,
men who knew the woods kept resolute
ly to the search, but the budding April
forest had its own secrets.
When Mrs. Harris started with her
baby in her arms from Mrs. Green's ex
pecting momentarily to meet her hus
band, she went on carelessly, her atten
tion being directed in part to her child,
and suddenly looking up, she discover
ed no white scars of the axe on any tree
in sight. But she fancied she had only
stepped out of the trade, and might in a
moment regain it. A vain fancy! She
went on, but nothing familiar met her
The night came on. The little birds
went to rest, anil the owls commenced a
doleful hooting. She was alone with
her infant in the great sea of forests
where never woodman's axe had echoed.
She was lost. She sat down, faint and
tired, and, woman-like began to cry.
Hark! That was certainly a human
shout. She arose, and holding her
course, ran breathless toward it. And
now she thought she heard it again,
farther off. Many hours in the night
were spent in rushing, with hysterical
sobs and palpitating heart, towards the
voices of her friends, so near that she
could hear them, but so far way that
no effort of strength could enable her to
reach their protecting presence.
What a pity it was! Towards morn
ing she slept, leaning against a tree,
with the baby on her bosom. But she
had started nervously in her dreams,
and at the first bird-song awoke to full
consciousness. With daybreak came a
lenewal of her courage. She would not
weakly give up to die. Her friends
would certainly find her to-day, or she
would find them. She saw near her some
last year's berries and tough leaves of
wintergrcen and a few acorns. A poor
breakfast, but she ate whatever she
could find, for tho sake of her child more
than her own. This day also she ran
wildly throuch the tangle of dead brakes
and briers, growing from the decay of
centuries, over gullies and jagged rocks,
past rude branches that caught at and
rent her dress, till she came to the dying
embers of a fire. Here she lingered
long. Her friends had been here ; per
haps Robert had kindled this fire with
his own hands, and for her. Hark,
again ! The search has commenced this
morning. Echoing through the woods
came the prolonged shriek of the dinner
horn. She calls with all the despera
tion of one drowning; she rushes for
ward, but the ground is rough, and, alas!
how heavy the baby grows! She is
giddy with the loss of sleep and the
want of food. The baby moans, and
will not be comforted- In this way pas
ses the day and another dreadful night.
She finds another fire ; she stays by it
and keeps it burning through the night,
for she is afraid, of wolves. Another
morning and she is almost hopeless.
Oh, will not heaven pity her? The
little one grows weaker ; he cannothold
up his head. Another terrible night ;
he moans pitcously ; he falls into con
vultions ; the next day he dies. All day
she carries the little lifeless body in her
arms, and all night, beneath tho un
pitying stars, she holds it to her bosom.
She carried the little dead burden day
lifter day, until the purple liue of decay
was settling rapidly over it, and she
felt ,with a pang at her heart, that she
must bury it" Then she looked about for
a spot where she might dig the tiny
grave, so deep that the wildcat and the
wolf, might hot scent it out. Weak as
she was, this was no easy task, but- In
her wanderings she came upon a giant
tree, uptoro at some former time by a
hurricane. In the soft earth where the
roots had lain she scooped out the baby's
resting place, and making it soft with
moss, covered the cold little form forev
er from her sight. Then she 3at down
by the grave in a stupor of grief. Hour
after hour passed, how many she knew
not, when she arose to her feet to com
mence the pilgrimage. Then she noted
every thing about thestiot. Here was
a rock, there stood an immense hemlock.
Yes, she would know the place. She
could find it easily with Robert. Then
began again the struggle through the
Day after day, week after week, she
passed on. Her shoes were worn to
fragments and fell from her feet. Her
garments were torn to tatters. But the
ilays grew warmer, and the fever that
was burning in her veins made even
the soft showers that fell upon her, wel
come. First she ate the buds of trees
and tho bark of birch ; presently she
began to find the young checkerberry
leaves, and now and then she came ud-
i on the partridge's nest, and greedily
-f sucked the eggs. After a time there
wasreu raspberries anil hlacK tlumble
bcrries in the woods, and then she knew
it was July. The trees had now put on
afresh their beautiful garments. But
for the delicious poetry that ono finds in
the woods, sauntering'out from the busy
life for an hour, she cared nothing. She
saw nothing but trees, trees, in inter
minable succession. It seemed years,
yes, ages ago, that she swept the hearth
with a birch broom, and sung the baby
to sleep, in Robert's cabin. Her mind
grew bewildered ; still she went on, on,
on. When she came to a large stream
she went up towards its source till she
could wade across. So she said, and
affirmed that she never crossed a stream
wider than a brook. She paid no atten
tion to sun or moon as a guide or indica
tion of tlie points of the compass, but
she must have taken a northwesterly
direction. There was Black, Mill, Otta
Quechee, White, Waits, and AVells Riv
ers, flowing into the Connecticut from
the Vermont side ; but she constantly
asserted that she saw none of them.
Through July and August there were
berries of various kinds, and by means of
these she sustained what little life was
Aud now the maple began to take on
the gorgeous crimson, and the silver
birches to wear the pale gold of Septem
ber; the birds were leaving the forest.
Occasionally she had glimpses of brind
led fur among the branches, or a black
bear turned out of the path, afraid of
the human form ; but no human being
did she ever meet and long before human
voices had ceased to call her name.
as she alone on the earth, and was
the eartli one vast wilderness without
outlet, without clearing or settlement ?
Had God taken all life but that of the
brutes, aud forgotten her. or ordained
her to wander forever. Tramping,
tramping, with her feet bleeding and
cracked at first, and afterwards cid
louaed; naked, or nearly so, knowing
nothing of time or place, she was fast
becoming idiotic. When she was hun
gry she sought for food, but the great
idea lingering in her mind was that of
pressing on. Since the luxuriance of
summer had filled the forest with ferns
and a new growth of brier and under
brush, there was more trouble in passing
through. But she had become quite ac
customed to the rough work, and the
frenzy at last became a steady constant
habit, almost the labor of life to her.
One day in October, the inhabitants
of the village of Charlestown, N. II.,
were startled into the wildest excite-
J'ment, by seeing a nearly naked, emaci
ated woman, with halr'etnu'iing upon
her shoulders, walk with .bewildered
gaze along their streets. She told them
she was Robert Harris's wife, and she
"Robert Harris's wife, who disaj
peared from the opiniiite side of the riv
er in April!" exclaimed tho villagers.
"How had she crossed the Connecticut?
Where has she been all this time ? But
she told them she had never crossed tlie
Connecticut. And she had been lost in
the woods all this time. There was no
lack of hospitality ; the wanderer was
immediately clad aud fed and cared for
to the utmost. Volunteers went at once
and brought her husband, for the story
of his bereavement was well known ou
the Charlestown side of the river. We
can only imagine the meeting and wh it
tears were shed at the thought of the
little forsaken grae by the uprooted
tree. But it is saidjoybells were rung-in
thevillage, and the poor woman.a living
skeleton, was nursed and petted every
body vicing with her neighbor to lavish
every good thing upon her, until her
weakened mind recovered its tone
again. As she constantly asserted she
had never crossed the river, it is" sup
posed she wandered into Canada and go
ing round the Conecticutat its source, or
crossing where it was a brooklet, passed
down on the New Hampshire side, till
she reached a location just opposito
where she started.
When she began to grow strong again
her mind recurred constantly to the
grave in the wilderness. She described
to her husband its surroundings, and lie
went out to look for it, but without suc
cess. As soon as she was able she went
out with her husband and other friends
to search, but baby's grave was never
found. It was tl'ought very strange
that she, in all her wanderings, never
met a roving Indian, but so it was. The
Indian tribes had, perhaps, mostly dis
appeared from Now England since the
French and Indian war, but, however
that may bo, the first human being she
met after the burial of her infant,
strange as it may seem, was in Charles
town. This singular legend has descen
ded to the writer from a decendaut of
hers, who was the third child born in
the town of Rockingham, Vt., and the
Rtorv is an undoubted fact.
Personalities. The New York Sun
thus concludes an article upon the per
sonalities which enter into a political
campaign, the article having particular
reference to the charge of drunkeness
against Mr. Blair, which the Sun de
clares to be false as to recent time, Blair
being now strictly temperate :
"But let us give our correspondent a
little friendly counsel. In the canvass
which precedes an election, a skilful
politician will confine himself to politi
cal matters, aud leave personalities out
of view. In 18G2 some of the "Whigs
thought they could advance their cause
by assailing Franklin Pierce asadrunk
ard, but he was elected notwithstand
ing, In 1808 some of the duller Demo
cratic journals, following the lead of
Wendell Philips and Theodore Til
ton, have attacked Ulysses S.
Grant on the same ground
and we will say in passing that it is a
false ground and everybody can sec
that he will be elected in spite of them.
In fact, we don't kuowbutthat by their
ridiculous outcry they have contributed
to secure his election. Let our corres
pondent take the moral of all this to
heart, and leave alone the inquiry
whether Gon. Grant ever drank a nora
of whiskey or not. Pitch into him about
his politics as much asyou like, but omit
the rest. The reason is simple. When
you accuse a candidate of taking too
much to drink, or of stealing, or of cheat
ing his grandmother, or anything of
that sorB, the mass' of people regard It all
as so much political slander, and act ac
cordingly. An Ancient Printing Press. It is
generally supposed that the art of print
ing from movable typei Ijwas discovered
by Guttenberg in the fliteeHth century.
Recent excavations in the Benares dis
trict, in India, have brought to light a
kind of printing press, set up in a vault,
and on It movable types, placed as if
ready for printing, which, it was judged
had remained in the state in which they
w'dre" found for at least a thousand
Commencement at llurlinyton.
PHI BETTA KAPPA SOCIETY.
The annual celebration of the Phi
Beta Kappa Society took place Tues
day afti'rnoon. The address was deliv
ered by Hon. J. W. Patterson, of New
Hampshire. Subject: Education in its
relation to the Republic. The Free Press
says that Mr. Patterson's oration was
full of forcible and eloquent passages,
was gi .'en with tho Senator's finished
and forcible delivery, and though oc
cupying nearly two hours, held the close
attention of the audience to the end.
At tho annual meeting of the Society,
Row Dr. Park, of Andover, Mass., waH
elected the Orator, and Rev. Lewis Di
mon, of Providence, R. I., Substitute,
for the celebration of the Society next
The annual meeting of the Associate
Alumr, i was held at about 9 o'clock Wed
nesday morning. Officers for the year
were elected as follows :
President Hon. L. B. Englesby.
Vice-President Hon. Mathow Halo.
Secretary J. H. Worcester, jr.
Treasurer C. J. Alger, Esq.
Executive Committee M. H. Buck
ham, J E. Goodrich, E. H. Bington,
W. G. Shaw, E. Allen.
The appointments for the celebration
of the Alumni next year wore made as
Orator Frederick Billings, Esq.;
Substitute, Rev. E. H. Byington. Poet
Rev. G. J.Bard.ofDumbarton, N.H. ;
Substitute, B.L. Benedict, Esq., of Bur
lingtoi.. Tlie procession then moved from the
University to the Church, where an able
oration was pronounced by Judge John
A. Jameson, of Chicago.
The exercises over at the Church, the
Alumn' proceeded to the American
House to discuss an excellent dinner.
Speeches were made by President An
gell, Judge Jameson, Judge A. O. Aldis,
Prof. F. Benedict, Prof. Patterson. Prof.
G. W. Benedict, Senator Edmunds, and
Hon. Matthew Hale, of Elizabethtown,
N. Y. J. S. D. Taylor lieing called on,
responded with the following verses :
I received a note the other day from
U. V. M. in which there first met my
eye : come to Alumni dinner, Aug. oth.
So much I read and said, I'll go
As sure as I'm a sinner.
Thro' dust or mud knee-deep or so,
I'll be thereat the dinner.
You ki'ow my forte, my friend thought I
(My speciality is eating,
From ltrsttolast, from soup to pie, i
And 'icnceyou sent me greeting.
I'll go I said, be sure I'll go,
Half faro or whole, no matter,
Tlie thought sets every mrve aglow,
I feel I'm growing fatter.
Choice spirits will be there no doubt
In sp.te of "Prohibition,"
And "Row of soul" put cares to rout
'TwiM be an hour Elysian.
I fancied I could plainly hear
The emptying trenchers rattle.
UAnd scent the toothsome, liounteous
As wir horse scents the battle:
But highest tide has lowest ebb,
White heat a shivering zero!
Sad faPuresfrom life's woof and web,
As witness fiddling Nero.
My evi ry hair stood each from each,
My heart went faintly beating,
On farther reading "make a speech
At the Alumni Meeting,
As lightner of our gastric load,
Like spiritual leaven ;
To raise us on our upward road
Two forty-wise towards heaven."
Oh, no: my friend, oh! ten times no!
I'll sit right down and write him
It's awful hot, engaged, can't go.
And, yes, another item.
I've chronic pains in chest and head.
Drink only mineral water,
I have .) live on Graham bread,
At least I 'spose I ought tor.
And more, I'm pledged, come sun or
Tho' Hope's dim lamp should flicker,
And Fortune prove a fickle jade,
I will not go and liquor.
But when I thought of Beauty's smile
How exquisite tho' fleeting,
That I might chance to catch mean
while, Aud also of the meeting
With cherished friends ofother days,
So many.gone forever;
The few yet left soon silver greys,
I vow'd my best endeavor,
To join right hands for "Old Lang Syne"
In sp;e of wind and weather
And taik about the rain and shine
Since we were boys together.
And if I cannot dodge the speech,
Must toe the mark, I'll toe it ;
And tho' I'm not fit to preach,
I'll play that I am a poet
About three minutes, scarcely more,
For fear, beyond a question
There'll be loud talk about a bore
Andpnins from indigestion.
To-day may have its meed of praise,
TO-morrow De more gionuun ;
But yeeicrday is day of days,
Fori' I am uproarious.
For youth returned, Hurrah ! Hurrah!
I've -lipt my two scoro tether,
A truce to Preaching, Teaching Law,
We're boys once more together.
Earth docs not wear her snowy locks,
Her saddened face and cheerless ;
But half the time, and then forth walks
The youthful pure and peerless.
While nature is as gay as flowers,
And sunshine well can make her,
Who can regard the duty ours
To be her undertaker.
Once more let's have a pleasant time,
If pleasure's gastronomic;
Or ifshe wear the robes of rhyme,
And be a trifle comic.
Or If she don a serious air,
Befit "ing halls scholastic,
With eloquence or music pair,
Or wit a bit sarcastic.
The mortal and immortal both
Shall have a blissful season,
Or I will say. if under oath,
I cannot tell the reason.
Unless it be our bachelor state
O ! tempora. O ! mores,
That f raters e'er should congregate
Without the dear sorores.
It is a fact, too sad for mirth,
That science sheds no rays on
That Alma Mater can't bring forth
But tnose of "male persuasion."
Aforetime wisdom ope'd her gates,
lier seven iota puiareu pmuw,
And sent forth maiden graduates ;
Think you it was in malice?
Would it uot be a beauteous sight
As throned king and queen,
Beside each fat alumnus wight
A soul-ful crinoline?
Here at our grand symposium
To see in Bloomer dresses,
Among Alumni, grim and glum,
Some sweet Alumniesses?
And hence I will propose as toast,
Tho' some A.B.'s may mutter
The one who, when she is the tount.
We don't want any but her.
Commencement at Middleliiirij.
The Commencement Exercises of Mid
dlebury College, A. D. 1S08, will be as
Sunday, Auo. Oth. -1 p.m. Baccal
aureate Sermon by tho President.
Tuesday. Auo. 11th. 101 a.m. Ad-
j dress before theJElulomathesian Society,
j-by Ralph Waldo"'Emerson, E-iq,
I 2J P.M. Address before the Philadel-
phiau Society, by Rev. F. W. Fiske, D.
, D., of Chicago.
Tuesday Eventno. Parkerian Prize
Wednesday, Aug. 12th. a.m. An
I niversary of the Associate Alumni.
. Oration bv Rev. Byron Sunderland, D.
' D., Class of 1868. Poem by M. L. Mead,
' M. D., Class of 1S55.
The Literary Exercises will be suc
ceeded by a Dinner and Social Re-union
at the College Chapel, and by tho
semi-centennial meeting of the Cla of
Thursday Auo. 13th. 10 a.m. and
1 p.m. Orations and other exercises of
the Graduating Class. Masters Orations
by D. J. Newland. Commencement
Concert, Thursday evening, at the Con
The preliminary meeting of the Al
umni will be belli on Thursilay, Aug.
' 11, at S a.m., at the Lecture room of the
Congregational Church. A registry for
the Alumni will there be opened. "The
Annual Meeting of the Association will
be held at the College Chapel, Wednes
day, Aug. 12th, at 8 o'clock a.ni.
Return tickets will be given to those
paying full fare over the Rutland & Bur
lington Railroad by applying to the
Conductors on surrendering thoir tick
ets. Return tickets good from the 10th
to the 17th.
Hnylish I Tot el.
Dr. Holland does not like tlie English
hotels. He writes to the Springfield
' Republican :
" I intended to say something in this
' letter about English hotels. butspaco is
getting short. 1 supposed when I touch
ed England that I kirew something
! about hotels "kept on the European
I plan." I had been to the Brevoort and
i the Albemarle ; but I was not prepared
by my experience there for my -necessities
here. In the matter of operating a
hotel, the English are just as much be
hind the Americans as they are in oper
ating a railroad. The English hotel oi
to-day is the old English inn of a cen-
tury ago, just as the rail-car is the old
' stage coach. The landlord is a woman ,
' the bar-keeper is a maiden, they eat in
! the office, sell cirgars in the pantry,
' throw the principal responsibility of
the establishment upon "Boots," Cin
" ploy for table-waiters persons who seem
1 to be decayed clergymen of the Church
i of England, and compel their guastA to
j hire- private jparlors or receive their vis
itors in. the (lining room. I cannot pos-
sibly get used to them, and as for liking
them, it will be when I become insane."
Bets on the Election. We extract
the following paragraph from the IForVf
of Tuesday morning last :
"We have received a note from a per
son who offers to bet from $500 to $5,000
that Governor Seymour will carry this
State by 70,000 majority ; and the same
sum that Gov. Seymour will be the next
President of the United States. If the
enthusiastic better desires us to hold the
stakes he has addressed the wrong jour
nal. His note should be addressed to
Mr. Theodore Tilton, editor of the fn
dejjendent, who has mentioned in the
Washington telegrams as a prominent
bottle and stakeholder during the im
The above offers can be met and cov
ered, at this office, for the highest sums
named to wit, $5,000 each and we will
then bet $5,000 to $3,000 we will win the
first bet, and$10,00D to$5,000 that we will
win the second that is to say that Grant
will be the next President instead of
Sevmour. We have no objection that
either the editor of the World or Mr.
Tilton should hold the -takes. Will thu
World please name it man? Witltc'
; Open your mouth but seldom, and
i never but to the point and purpose; shut
! it close when misjudging' friendship
' holds the glass to your lip-.
Be slow in chosinga friend and alow
: er to change him; courteous to all; inti
mate with few; slight no man for his
. humblensse, nor esteem any for their
wealth and greatness.
i When old Jacob Strawn, of Jackson
ville, Morgan Co. 111., was called on by
a newspaper reporter to give to the pul
lic the benefit of his experience as a
drover and cattle feeder, he confined
his advice principally to three points
saying that if the farmers of a commu
nity attended to these matters they
were sure of prosperity. First, they
should build good roads, and keep them
! in repair; second that they should do
1 the like with their fences; and third,
that they should go to bed at 0 o'clock
and rise at 6 o'clock in winter, and go to
! bed at sundown and rise at sunrise in
Receipt fok Diarrhoea. A friend
has handed to us for publication the
following receipt, which he feels confi
dent, (after a use of twenty years,) will
cure the worst case of diarrhoea:
Tincture Capsicum, one-half ounce.
Tincture Ginger, one ounce.
Tincture Opium one-half ounce.
To be well mixed. Dose for an adult
half a tea-spoonful in a wine-glass of
j water, and repeat in fifteen minutes if
i necessary. For children from five to
twenty drops, according- to age. Ex.
Who ark to bkoubMechanics? It
is a noticeable fact, that in the large
workshops, manufactories, and foun
j dries in our cities, at least three-fourths
of the workmen, and almost all of the
younger journeymen and apprentices
are foreign born, or the sons of foreign
i parents. Manv American parents bring
up their children to feel that manual and
mechanical arts are not as genteel as
other professions, so that they are fall-
ing into the hands of foreigners.
Mark Twain onFemaleSuffkaok.
"Mark Twain" writes to his "Cousin
Jennie" on the subjects of "female suf
, f rage," as follows:
"There is one insurperaule obstacle in
the way of female suffrage, Jennie. I
approach the subject with fear and
. trembling; but it must out. A woman
would never vofe, because she would
have to tell her age at the polls. And
even ifshe did dare to vote once or twice
when she was just of age, you know
what dire results would flow from put
tim: this and that together in after
times. For Instance, in an unguarded
moment, Miss A. says she voted for Mr.
Smith. Her auditor, who knows that it
is seven years since Smith ran for auy
. thing, easily cyphers out that she I.
at least seven years over age, instead of
the youngpulle'Ushe has been making
herself out to be. No, Jennie, this new
fashion of registering the name, age, resi-
dence, and occupation of every votefj is
' a fatal bar to female suffrage." '