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THE FREE PRESS BURLINGTON VT., FRIDAY MORNING. APRIL 20 1866.
prisE of which waj broken. If he knew the j
2l7.? TrTvJ- l. ... . ,v.
Ttned without eSbrt?
Thirclf , u to the purpose of the deed. Was
it murder or robber;! How common are the
case of as occupant aroused by robber! in his
home, and shot or (track eenseless when he. on
dertakes to protect his property ! This is the
wav in which these bonrlan accomplished their
ends. If the purpose in this case was murder, I
wnj not stop with murder I The natural lan
guage ef the facts is that robbery was the man's
purpose, and murder only the incident ; and if
so we most acquit Potter of connection with it;
for it is absurd to suppose that be should end a
man to Real the property, which afforded the
chief motiTe for getting rid of the old lady.
Bat the State tells you the robbery might h&Tt
been committed to disguise the transaction. In
such a case all doubts are on the side of the ac
cosed, and you will take away no man's life on
Fourthly. How uany were engaged in the
act ! On this point Mr. EoLerU argued from
the footprints; from the fact that a body of Mrs
Gnswold'e weicht could hardly bate been car-I
ried by one person, and from the ut that two
men were seen rapiaiy anring norm jasi ueiorc
day light, that more than one person was en- j
gaged. Why. he asked, having shown us these j
men driving away, does the State drop tbe mat 1
ter without telling bow far tbey were traced, or
anything more about them T
But tbe State claims that Kelly's testimony
is surScient to warrant you "n convicting. If it
is enough that on tbe morning after tbe mur
der a man covered with blood and dust is found
eight miles off, telling a false story, jou must
act on it. But you must observe that none of
Mrs. Gnswold'e property is found on Lavigne.
It u not claimed tnat Potter was present at
the murder; but that he was an accomplice,
and all that is relied on to prove this, is that
Potter wns seen with Lavigne on ednesdav
and Saturday and Sunday before tbe murder.
Soppore he was, does that make him a murder
er! As will convict old Mr Griswold, or any
body else who was seen with Lavigne.
Mr. Roberts further agreed that tbe discre
pancies in the discripticn by the different wit
nesses, of the man who was there on Wednesday
showed verr imperfect identification and that
the preponderance of testimony sbowea that it
couldn't have been Lavigne. He claimed that tbe
attempt to show any confounding by tbe chil
dren of Mr. Edwards with the man. who had
lott a fincer was a failure; that apparently the
transaction about the horses was an honest and
natural piece ot business; that if Potter had
had aty previous concert with tbe man be
would bate told him to stop at Essex Junction,
the nearest station, instead of going on tbe Wil
liiton station; and that his coming in
open daylight. free exhibition of
himself, his staying to dinner Potter
carryin,' him back to the train, &c, all,
indicated innocence. Is Uu. he asked, the way
in which men concoct murder Mr. Boberts
farther sifted the testimony of Wilkins, Atkins
and Pratt, and claimed that there was no identi
fication of the man seen on Saturday with Pot
ter, and nothing suspicious against the latter.
Bat the State further asks the jury to find
that the man who comes to Tyler's hotel on the
arrival of the Saturday evening train was the
man of Wednesday and Saturday. Where has
he been in the meantime ! Where is his bag
gage ! Mr. Hard says he is hid is the wools.
Bat there being no such evidence, what business
have you to say so I
Mr. Bowman describes an interview of a mas
with Potter on Sunday morning. It Mr. Bow
mas has in no way given play to fancy and im
agination, it is remarkable it was no: observed
by others. He says the back curtain of the
wagon was down : Clark Potter says it was up.
W. K. Tail recognized Mr. Griswold from bo
hind, and the curtain must have been up then.
Anyway, there could sot have been many plans
laid in that little walk of one hundred rods.
Asd is Mr. Bowman quite sure that the re
spondent is the man he saw ? At the inquest
he said be was not quite sure. His description
too of this mas is quite different from any other
given. He 'thoughthe looked kind of rough;"
and here Mr. Bowman's fancy begins to work.
What chance had he to identify him ' The mas
only passed him ; yet when he sees him after
wards is jail in different dress he claims to iden
tify him. We all know how very uncertain any
such recollection of a person must be.
Mr. Robert; proceeded to illustrate by the
frequently recurring case of the mistaking of
one person for another. All such testimosr
must be taken with great caution. There is a
great fault in all the testimony is this case that
no thread of connection runs through it, linking
the black-hatted mas with the light-hatted one,
the wearer of a dark coat with that of a light
one, ic. The man approached by Kelly on the
cars had a large coat and two bags. To. ere is
nothing answering to this in any ether descrip
tion. What evidence was there that Potter's inti
macy with this man or men, whoever they were,
was a guilty one ? We are entitled to a charge
from Tour lienor to the jury that there was no
such evidence. There is nothing that looks
like'eon 'piracy, even if it be admitted that La
vigne did tbe murder and was seen in company
with Potter. No conviction was ever made on
such slight grounds.
Whit motive had Potter to commit this act ?
It is sail, interest and revenge. Tes, such in
terest as would induce any man to murder his
father. Potter's wife was the old lady's heir,
and therefore it is said he killed ber. Bat did
he or could he get the property ? No; for the
eld man had a life interest in the estate,
and 'be poor SCOO worth of jewelry seems hard
ly motive enough. Bat they say malice was
combined, what shows it ? That there were same
family jars is prove!, but the necasion of them
is explained by Mr. Gris-wold. When the Pot
ters came baek from Canada, just the mult
most natural followed, tbe old woman, used in
rule tbe bonte, expresses dissatisfaction at inter
ference and the " cutting of her corners" and
shows ill temper. Mr. Griswold testifies to
Delia's pushing her over, on one occasion; it
was not amiable, doubtless, but was it
enough to induce Potter to cut her throat ?
Mr.Williams, at the inquest, isrgot to speak ahout
Potter's remark at the table about tbe "devil"
that he had; why, if it was not the invention of
a fertile brain and too little scrupulous c.n
science, for Mr. Griswold heard no such speech,
thouch he beard everything else, and the chil
dren didn't hear it, though they remember the
resttf tbe conversation. There is almost soti-
ing else to show any malice or ill-will. The old
woman always called on Charles for help, in
case o: any trouble.
Here, then, is a crime without motive real or
plausible fur Charles Potter to be engaged
About the trip to Canada there is nothing
suspicious Potter was freqccntlv point; ; tbey
had all talked of goinp for sometime, Clark
Potter wants to go early Sunday morning to
attend a funeral Monday ; he calls up
ChitU - to know il he will take him, a fami
ly consultation is probably held, tbey decide
to go at 5 A- M. and do go ; Is tiiere any- k,
thing suspicious in ihi?
What is there thcn.gentletncn.to sbo- that
Potter procured this murder? Nothing bntsus
picions. nothing that has a leather's weight ;
and in the jury Iwx suspicions arc entirely
out of pla.
This case all bangs upon cireutustantial
evidence, and of it there is no one point con
clusive. The rule is that sueh evidence
must be consistent with guilt and also in
consistent with innocence Judges have been
accustomed to caution juries against allow
ing their fancy to weave facts together. In
romances the "denouement is purposely dc
lavcd and tl.c attcntoin of the reader directed
t 'little eircumstaaevs that are woven in to
lie a Uaring on it. But thii is not a ro
niai.cv iHir siiould little facts lie colored and
dUttirtrd to work up a pretty little plot; it
may lie dime with very slight material, but
shuuld not be done where a life is in ques
tion. Gentlemen, you will consider the scriou
rtw of this case, yon will act without je
judicc and without passion, and give a true
deliverance to tbe primmer. You have sard
that jou ljid no bias or prejudice to prevent
the rendering of a true verdict ; and so ac
ting, without bias, there can be little doubt
what il.ni verdict will be. With sueh ver
dict, I trust that not only the respondent
but the community will be satisfied.
H. mtXlKV lKOTWKXT.
Tbe iiiv.-xUgatkn ' any allrgil criminal
charge naturally divides il-e t into iw parts
It i eti!ict-ii-d that the killing .m Mrs.
Gri-wM was done by sonw our. We
cuiiM- but tie only question l-ft with yen.
siv tlx- rrrjKadeut Lavigne and Putter jruil .
tv of the murder orMr. Griswold.
" In trvScg ibis cast- you are to be gnided by
the rules ol law
What i tie cttled rrli- of law?
IT attrr carriul cxaruinat u of all acts and
circuui-tancvs, you have a r asonable doubt
or the sniilt f either resjioadent, be is to be
acqiii-d. Tins i the only safe rule for the
prowsi'"' of life. Yonr duty is to Ind the
roiM.uilrul gui'.tv beyand all doubt, or else
acquit tln-iu. This is esrn-cially applicable to
circnni't .ulial evidt-ner. T1m- circumstance-niui-i
inconsistent with iLr idea of inno
cence N"W fur tlw ticU in tbe case 1 aem?
tiM-r- m- rrv.t deai ol mystery In the ea.c
Tl;.. iii-l.-r is stdi uurxtila.ued. On.1 ol the
n-iKiiiileu's was rortv uule.. away. There
were tw o persons engaged in the murder, .s J
LPPeai fnm erent sized track The
opposite counsel has not referred to the teas
Mrs. Halbert. There went the murderers of
Jlr. Grists-old. These men are not found out
by the Slate. Here is where the reasonable
doubts come in. The mystery is yet unsolv
ed. Be careful then how you convict one
man forty miles away, and another, who first
turns up'T or 8 miles away, and giving titter
ance to no such expressions of guilt as the
men in the team. The State has been
in doubt as to what to say about these men.
Jlr. Hard's remarks are ncontistenL He
says once there was only one man there, and
again that probably there were more The
way of the prosecution is to take up the cir
cumstances ot identity of'Lavijrne, as making
him out guilty, and then to take up PotterV
Oionection with Latigi e I i-ball . tur I'otlerV
KiLe.concrde that they have gut the muide
rrr. and tben argne that no guilt i prute.l
gains: Potter Tbe caw i p Tfe tly hire in
any way of evidence of Potter guilt.
The State has failed to mate out a gui'ty
coune.'tion betneej the two The law tayt
if the evidence i circumstantial :tu can be
explained a war con'Utentlt with bis inno-
crace. acquit him. Mr. Hard says avarice has
bad an intlurnce with Potter. But the facts
of (iriiwold's having in anv wav a life estate
in Mrs. G 's pioperty. takes away tbi great
motive. Mr Griswold ha aaid that tbey
Uiuught every iking of Delia. lW it appear
t..tilrs. Griawold was to will swr property
Not at all. This motive, then, of get
ting tbe property sooner. iali dose away
with. Mr. llard'has explained all fair feel
iuif rf l.iter to Mrs. Gnwuld. as a mere
.-..ver tw ai sritksd hatred: Ihatbi lea-oo fur
taking tin- man tcE-sex.to get bis slot e.ie a lucre
-iiburl'i-e to cover up guilt- Tbe state ha
equally failed to show any deep hatred ol
PoU.-r's toward Mr. (JriswoW. Mrs. G. had
no control over ber tongue or teiojier : was a
hard w.tinaa hi get along wit". She alway
i-sllrd on Charles it she vtautol uny help
Turv lurtared this little family squabble int.i
a aiutive vokill ber. George "Williams' (.tor)
is a humbug iVoald a sun make sik-b a
public proclamation ! Hi U-suintny i-iin
ji-ai ii-d. lie said be never loM any one but
the W.lli-;oa Ptr-tmasU-r What dim Judge
I'n-ucb sa? He -says every wiinev was xk
ed 1" say nbat he knew about tbe whole mat
ter. Wi.liams said nothing of tie s.irt then. If
he bad thought so about it wHild be tare kept
it bm.k at the ioquoL Did Mr. Gri-wold bear
aaylbin. abuutiC No Mr. ( . though deal,
beard a I the conversation, except tbe re
ma: s if I ter. Katy Purer, wiio appea
ed as e.l as uoy witness cuul l) told a true
story: ou will believe ber and excuse slight
co:itr.:diciioas. The boy Ca I beard nothing
of the ert. Williams is impeached. Such
wit nesses uiways turn up. but very seldom
do aov uurc Tbey show what tbey
a-e worlfa. Mr. Baldwin once beard
Poiter say thai be thought Mrs. G. wa- going
to turn him away, and bad counselled Mr.
BrownelL Brew'nell does not mention the
bet. She was a little sick and n irons at tbe
time the spoke sharp about tbe lock : but
there was no serious difficulty. We find Pot
ter's family often livin; with Mrs. G. So
much tben 'for putting her ont of tbe way
trom enmity, next to the guilty intimacy
tbev claim between Poller" aad this rain
there anything (supposing he did keep
intimate with Lavigne) to show any
conspiracy between them. Do you suptose
any one would commence a murder without
long reconnoitering and an acquaintance of
the premises. I submit that Potter s connec
tion with tbe mis at bis bouse is perfectly in
consistent w iui any sncn sopposiBoo. a be man
tells them he comes to se horses ; talks
horse : wanU to go to the depot. Potter says
he'll go when be get in his grain, as he wants
to tret a stove at we J unction. 1 here is no
thing suspicious here. Let us suppose the some
mas is seen naing wits turn bv Winooski
The law does not make a mas a murderer
from merely being sees with a murderer.
They had long talked about going to Casa
da. anil we have seen they went about a legit'
imate business. Supposing Bowman's testi
monv was all true, does it convict Potter.
Mr. Potter stops to get a cigar ; met a man.
who. perhaps, wants to find out where thev
are going. Grant this meeting looks suspi
cious. Yon muss't convict an innocent man
on this. The object of law is to protect life.
ine law neages about Your pats as jurors
The circumstances must r;t be inconsistent
What did Mnnson's testimonv amount to ?
Mr. Potter well knew there were certain per
sons prejudiced against him, and did not wast
such on the jury; wanted the sheriff to
choose no such men as talesmen for the jurv.
Potter says he will compensate him for aay
fair, square service he could render him. asd
that is all he wants.
I have made out these points for Potter.
1st. toe re was no motive for mnrder. za, if
Potter had been with Ward, il is no evidence
agaiost him. unless there had been
preconcerted arrangenests betwees them for
toe murder, lne.evidence tends to show that
irtbere baa bees anv such, rotter would
have gone to the depot for him, and Ward
would well have known where P. lived. They
claim Potter made misstatements before the
Coroner. Is it "remarkable, that with sus
picion pointed to Potter, be should be
confused and make mistakes, asd be inaccu
rate! Still the State makes a strong point of
tnis. tvonceamg tnat fie associated with
murderer.this is not strong, infallible evidence.
J ou have agreat untv to perlOrm. If you
are to err. err on the side of mercy asd not
of vengeance. I ask that neither of ihese
mes be convicted unless vu be firmlv con
vioced of their guilt. It follows by no means
ibat because one of these men u "guilty the
other one is. Lavigne's guilt dependi first
on laen'.incation in nspleav nts and appear
aace don't ricoraaieod h.m to a Vermont iu
ry Uot don't let this prejudice go against
Into. Jni is ni Uanger. 1 Enow of manv
men here who never leave town without a
revolver Tbe killv is not UBcerameo to be
carried in tbe dtv bv booest roes.
Mr. Hard suspects ibe eye palch I saw the
re-pondeot in jail after bU arnst. with a sore
eye. iiio cnlorotorm mav tiave beeu for ea
rsz pain. The utTeoee of nui baring much
money is one which we are many of at gallty
of Mr. Flanagan testifies sometUnc as a
merchant advertises bis wares. tHd be bare
a sure, definite de-cnptton of tbe wu when
be sTarted? At last Flanagan makes up hi
mind to arret brm at Wioo.ti. Flanagan
uouM certainly lolkiw up a suae naweniig to
sonic description be had got I find fault with
tbe manner of idee&vui: kitn afterwards.
Thee that foiled to identify him we bear
nothing more of We did not have a fair
chance to prepare his defence, as all testimony
w s taken and kept secretly. Mr. Hard asks
if tbe man at Potter's wasn't Ward, why don't
be bring up the man. But we did not k-'nw
what case they were going to make up The
man at tbe house was not Ward. No w itue-e-
bav e hod a better chance to identify bin
t tan those at the boB-e. Noi.e are more apt
to identify him than young children. The
bov ' a I. and Katy. sv Ibat be wa not the
Their story should be received as true.
Mr- Griswold. to be sure at Mime distance
says Ward wasn't tbe man be aw in the Grand
Jiiry room. Morris SnUivan doe not identifv.
Tbe motive for lie lanrd. r was robbery.
err thins in the bouse that might bod valii
ab'.e was broken into and ran-oek.sl. The rob
bers were not acquainted with lb nature of
There were several men engaged. If there
was only one man and he Lad changed his
Mck,, how came the bloody fsMit prints : there
w -re several. How extraonfinarv wa the
man's conversation with Kelly, f don't be
liere Kelly. When a man get Into jail,
charred with crime, be 'get scared, and doe
lsa I lOere plenty of room for great doubt
ot lira's xwilt to erwii in. If such doubt is
piMHiltie. you must acquit him. You find
bun tou far away from the scene. If you find
' tu r Kuilty. you can find most anybody so.
in circMH-tanlial evidence, if there U any
do ibl about any circumstance being proved,
yo'i mut lay that circurutanee out of tbe
can.'. Such evidence is like a chain with a
link of tow. which spoi's the whole.
Mr. Have ba. in a fair, frank way testified
to the truth You see the signature of La
vie to a note dated Angust iClh. 1SG5
What better proof do yoa want th .t Lavigne
wa m New Yotk City'Satnrday noon before
Use murder. If he took his note on that day
ran are l-ound to believe that he could not be
at the murder. The trouble is now that men
place little value on human life Law has
better and better protected human life by
degrees for age-
KS. tXCLZSET'S XKCrKENT.
States' Attorney Englesby took up the
argument on behalf or tbe State.
Unless wc could prove conspiracy in tbe
case of Potter, we should not expect the ju
ry to bold him guiltv. But if such conspir
acy is proved. Gentlemen ol the Jury, that
he was at a distance makes do difference, nor
bow great that distance wtu
You are probably all weary tT this case.
gentlemen. c all should bare Deen very
glad if the necessity for its trial bad never
been imposed. . But it is imposed, and we
must meet it This is an important case,
its issue is of life and death ; and to tbe
proper issue it has been tbe doty of the gov
ernment io direct you. """No attempt has
been made for -anything but
be proper solution of this problem.
or we nave no letting m in is case except
the common and proper one oi ferreting oat
crime. I hare known one of the respond
ent probably longer than any one of yon,
gentlemen, and tbe other is as entire stranger
to me. and I am sure it will sot be alleged
that I can have any feeling against them.
At the commencement of the argument of
the gentleman on tbe other tide, be seemed
to intimate that tbe State had acted improp
erly in not divulgin evidence, bad evidence
which might make for cr against it. It was
its duty to keep its secrets. lie says we have
bad detectives, and bencSt of their testimo
ny has been denied to tbe defence. Is the
Government authorized to take no measures
but open ones? It is always compelled to
resort to these measures, and to keep them
secret also, that the community may feel
itself protected and the innocent be secure
under tbe strong arm of tbe Law.
We have done no more than oar dnty and
nothing of which the respojdents counsel
can jostiy complain.
These men arc charged with the murder
of Mrs. Griswold done under the most at
rocious circumstances 1 bavebeen able to find
in the annals of crime ; done as it seems to
me, in this wisc.Thc old woman.alone in tbe
house, was awakened by its being broken
open and met tbe murderer in tbe middle
ot tbe floor with his open knife, lie seized
her, twisted bis hand is ber bair and com
menced his work with the cut across ncr
throat, inflicted as the eurgeons sit in such
a position. Then she endeavoring to save
herself, be attempting to strike her spin,
the cut upon the chin is made, tbe knife
broken against tbe bone, and tbe murder
finished with the the other deadly weapon
whose marks arc found. Adding indignity
to murder be comets tbe body to the calf
stable where it w as found.
Tbe inquiry in sucb case always is ; who
might lave a motive for such a crime? Tbe
body is found ; tbe instruments of murder ;
who did the deed?
On Wednesday a strange man appears at
lUieton depot asking for Chas. Potter. It
was not tne most natural route fur one com
ing from this way to Potter's and shows that
he was a stranger. He rides to the village
with Potter ostensibly to buy a tiorsr or
horses. But we bear of ns conversation in
dicating sucb business. Horsemen when
tbey go to bay are always talking about
ho pes. Did this stranger mike any cbiiser
lion about auy particular horse : So. unless
about the black mare w hicb was notfur sale,
and for that he makes no off- r. nor fur the
buckskin hor.-c di" Mr. Potter carries bim to
the d pot and he disappears
Mr. Koberts did not undertake to eomrrent
on the testimony ol one of tie witnesses.
Mary Sullivan who identifies the respondent
beyoud mibu did not even meutivs it. That
the teatimony of the bo Call and of Katy Pol
tor are so almost identical, coincidence so
little to be expected from children indicat s
that it was a story concocted lor a certain re
sult. I am sorry to have to say anything
about Katy Potter, for she stands in a very
nnpleasant position. She says that all ;tie
men who came there that summer this strau
per was the only one who bad but .1 fingers
.Now we have shown that three week after
wards, there was a man so maimed l hat both
the children saw him. Now when sIm i
asked wbo were present when this sranger
was there, she describes all but her grand
mother, where she was she doeVnt know
When the three fingered man was there three
weeks after, her grandmother was not present,
indeed, for she was not living. The story of
these two children is too finely drawn, they
have overshot their mark. If w e have shown
that Ward was there that AVedaesday after
soon, we shall ask you to find that the circum
stances indicate that be was there upon an un
derstanding with P. for as Interview to carry
ont their objects. Asd afterwards this stran
ger disappears, unless the respondeat be be.
andisulierlrswallowedupisoblirioB and lost.
Where was 1'otter oa Friday aad Saturday?
His friends don't know. He is a marked man
is appearance, could ho not have brought
witnesses to account fur himself? yet. his
whole acts for those two davs are also swal
lowed up and lost. We find him driving to
the Falls with a stranger, who also disappears.
Yet within six days be comes upon tbe stand
before the coroner and testifies that neither
os Friday or Saturday did he see asy stranger
or ride with him to the I alls. What be tben
said, proved utterly untrue, must be taken
against him as a link of the evidence. Fol
lowing him along, we find on Sunday mora
ing a stranger again In confidential communi
cation with Potter at Palnesville walking be
hind his wagos. Yet three days after Potter
denies seeing anybody there. This is an im
portant circumstance. Tbe gentlemen on the
other side say we do not show that this stran
ger is the same identical one, by tbe same
witness, asd therefore it is of little conse
quence. It is impossible that we should so
show. Fish does not swear to hi identitv
with very great particularity, but thinks he is
the same And upon the question of identifi
cation, we -.re all liable to be mistaken it is
true, and so such testimony must be taken
with care. Men geserally cannot describe
the clothes or the cut of whiskers of a person
they meet, precisely, but any one of you
would know Mr. Koberts a year hence io
Calcutta, though you could not then tell what
clothes be now wears, or describe his hair.
You would JtMiir him.
Men plying tbe burgWa anil assassin's)
trades carry suits, with them for tbe pur
pose of disguise. It is no enforced con
struction to account for tbo differences
observed in this man's clothing in this
Marv Sullivan knew this man when
she saw him jiass the Grand Jury Iloom
.Mr. Hosmiu identities lum with purlieu
lariiv. In a country town, where everv
resident is known to all, do not be and
every other man note a stranger ? they
llowman testifies with a particularity
that shuns he knew him to be the same
man. They ask Bowman, "isn't there a
chance that you .ire mistaken ? be says,
" there mav be" : and thev make use of
it to discredit him as a man of too lively
fancy. I think, gentlemen, that yoa be
lieve that the man Bowman saw and the
prisoner ore the same.
We hare traced this tnau to Essex Junc
tion Sunday night ; he disappears, and
no one sees him again, unless he sits
there. I shall assume that he is the same
man, and I do not understand the other
side to deny it. Monday morning we
find him at tbo cars petting vher bat
one man would be likelv to see him. 11
tells Kelly a story. Here is a man who
had committed murder, cone through the
wnole, slain liis victim, dragged her out
to snow tne rest, issrunps, liow well his
work was done, without a tremor, whu
now is unnerved. "So man would 1 ave
told such a story as ho did but a man of
crime, under the roauinirs of consc.ence.
It is the working of human nature. Blood
will cry out, and he must tell sme sort
of n story. He describes an affray in
which his clotlics are saturated with blood ;
lie must nave been demented; blood in
such amount couldn't hare flowed from
wounds by a revolver. His story was
not true ; no such affray ever occurred
there ; no such men as he described were
there. It is, therefore, a circumstance
against him. Have yon anv doubt that
the man that did the murder was the man
who so rodo in the cars ?
Here tho Court adjourned till 2 P. M.
Mr. Esqlesbv resumed: Corn meeting
on uio re-appearance ol i ard in this re
gion, and his conduct previous to his
arrest shrinking from observation and
ruing on the outside of the cars with his
head down he expressed surprise that
the defence should hare deemed it neces
sary to put Jlr. Ballard on the stand to
account for such circumstances, bv testi.
lying to Ward a having a sore eve and
sore throat. Would a man so afflicted be
hxejy to exchange the comfortable scats
msiue tor tne dust and discomfort of a
seat on the platform outside? Wenextfind
Ward in jail: and thosa letters are written.
such distinct proofs of guilt thatif the State
nad undertaken to manufacture evidence
they could have made nothingmore dama
ging, lneir genuineness is not disputed.
Then Kelly goes to the iafl. rasrxrnizes
the prisoner, and has addressed to him
the words, ""Now, don t you go back on
me; it is a case of life or death with me."
Is this the speech of an innocent man?
Again, tbe defence has placed on the
stand a being in the form of a man, who
swears to what, if it were true, would
destroy the whole theory of the State,
Tlx., that on Saturday, the 2Cth of Au
gust, he met Ward in'Xew York, loaned
him money and took his note; that he
thinks he aaw him on Sunday, and that i
oa Monday Ward and his brother rere i
f,Bf AlUny. liis , to be noted . of any arrangement betwe Warf d i cooDentof.c.
here that thetheorr of the defence rests Potter previous to Ward's appearance in I Aw. warraniSuS.' St ,
on showing that Ward was not in these TVHIiston, and until such on affement riS"rS!jH, ie"!tS.'Sff S" "J4 "
Darts at thia hma. ArvvWIino-lw V t, it, iIT. afeTemCnt I Bank Block, by BRINSMAID DILDRETH. ,
part, at thS time. SX. J ibST 'tta Tno TSSSIf S J
ness is brought to tell ns that this man
was well known to him, and that he saw
him at a time and place wholly inconsis
tent with his presence in WlUiston at the
time of the murder. He told you further,
gentlemen, that the brother of the res
pondent Ward had come on from New
York, and that he was present in this
court-room. If a man who, if Hayes'
story is true, was with the respondent on
Sunday, and accompanied him to Albany
on Monday, is now in Court, why is ho
not brought on tho stand? Tho only
josible explanation is that the defence
dared not put him on, because they know
this story is false. It was plain from this,
ns well as from this morning's evidence,
that the defence, U protect a hired assas
sin, had brought on a witness who they
must have known was going to perjure
himself. But leaving Ward to his fate,
we come to Potter. To convict him of
the charge in the indktmen, it will be
necessary for you to find him connected
with this crime in such a way as to show
a conspiracy with Ward to secure the
death of Solly Griswold. And so much
I deem to be proved beyond a doubt All
the circumstances about Ward his sud
den appearance here, an utter stranger to
every one his lack of business to call
him'here bis disappearance immediately
after the murder, show that he came iu
pursuance of an arrangement with some
one. The cireumstanoes further show
that he must have been sent for by Chas.
Better, whether through .he agency of
Dr. Ilam Botter, or in what way,
it is not for me to say. Here the
question of m tive for the crime on
l'otter's part comes iu. As to that, we
have shown that iu 1S46 Mrs. Botter was
constituted the heir-at-law of Epbraim
and Sally Griswold. Af U r her marriage
tbey lived elsewhere till lost spring, when
the Butters came to stay with' Mr. and
Mrs1. Gnswold. Mr. (irisuold tells ns
that his wife ts an excitable woman, im
patient of opp utiin. A difficulty be
tween her uud the Pott r- :iroe, which
came to iktsouuI violence u one occa
sion. The embittered fc hu'r increased,
until Mrs. Gnaaold ileteruiii.i d and took
means to get the Potters ont of her house.
Bat why, we are asked, should murder be
committed to s( cure iroi rtv which would
at any rate fall to the Potters in time?
Did they not ku w tn.it by will the pro
perty might e.isilv be made to take an
other direction Bat tbe defence tell us
this deed must have been done by a
stranger to the premises. If familiar
with the house, they say, why did he not
get in at tbe east window, which was un
fastened? That window was close to Mrs.
Griswold's liedroom. and too high from
the ground to be reached without some
thing to climb on. The fact that the
man entered through the kitchen door
shows familiarity witn tbe premises, and
had the old lady not been aroused and
met him in the kitchen, I have no doubt
that be would have passed directly to her
bedri om and murdered her in ber tied.
We are also told that robbery must have
been the main object. How so? Had
the fame of Sally GriswoldV wealth
reached New York. What was there in
a few spoons and a little jewelry to
tempt a professional burglar from
New York to t'ie quiet oouutry town
of Wilhston. The idea i- preposterous.
If it was only robbery, why was not the
rest of the house ransacked ? No : these
men were sharp enough to studv the cir
cumstances which would tend to conceal
the character of the crime, and the cir
cumstances show that it is for this the
robbery was committed. How was a
perfect stranger to know but what Potter
and all the rest of the family were in the
bouse ? It was necessary to the success
ot Uie plan tnat tliey must be away, rot
ter took it upon him to see that the coast
was dear. The arrangement to go to
Canada was not made before Priday. On
Sunday morning the information was con
veyed to ard that the time had come.
and in performance of his share Potter
goes on to Sheldon with his family. In
due time he is arrested. His trial ap
proaches. If innocent would he be con
triving bow he could pay the sheriff to do
liis duty? Uf course, when bis money
was thrust back on him. he said be only
wanted a fair trial. What else coulj he
have said ?
Again, gentlemen, (and I would allade
to so painful a subject only from a sens
of duty.; is tlnrc no conclusion to be
drawn from the introduction of perjury ?
That the counsel for the defence should
have icrmitted it can only be accounted
for by the supposition that tbey were de
mented by consciousness of the guilt of
Gentlemen, I will not further weary
your patience. I have, doubtless, omitted
many minor points, but if so it is from no
knowledge that any of them would tell in
favor of the respondents. I have nothing
against them. I have only the interest in
this case that you have, to see to it that
the majesty of the law is not violated,
and that the community is protected from
such atrocious crime. Your dutv is sim
ply to weigh the facts, nnder the instruc
tions of the Court, and to say guilty or
not guilty. The law will provide what
the JnxiE's cu.utat.
Chief Justice Iherpoiat remarked, in
opening, that much time had already
been occupied in the trial, and that he
should not long detain the jury. The
respondent Ward and Potter aue indict
ed for the murder of Mrs. Griswold.
Though the indictment is against them
jointly, it will be competent for you to
find one guilty and the other innocent.
There is no question that a murder was
committed. The question is. was either
or both of the respondents guilty of it. It
is conceded thai Potter was not present
at the deed. But it is claimed that while
Ward was the perpetrator that Potter w.is
a participator in it.
The first question, and in a sense the
main one, is if Ward was the perpetrator;
if not the prosecution fails also as to Pot
ter. This is solely a question of fact for
the jury to determine from tbe evidence.
Tbe testimony is fres,. and has Iseen fnlly
In indium; of the .mention of idenrit
the jury must remcmticr that identifica
tion of persons under such circumstances
is commonly a matt r of more or less un
certainty. You must brine your best
judgmen' to bear on all the circumstances
and decide the question of identity. The
Judge proceeded to recount the evidence
ol various witnesses bearing on tbe ques
tion of Ward's cuilt or innocence. (Jom.
ing to Hay'es testimony, he said that if
uiai is irue in"- (government fails. The
question as to that is "is it reliable?" If
not so U the jury and proof of a scheme
to introduce false testimony, concocted in
jail between Hayes and Ward, it throws
suspicion on me latter and on his de
fence. It will not be enough to establish
a probability of guilt- It must be estab-
lisned beyond a reasonable doubt. There
mast be a moral certainty tlmt
uie judgment io convict W ard you must
believe him guiltv, and believe it
it has been proved beyond a reasonable
uouui u me eviueuce m tue case.
-Next as to 1'otter. The Court ! bn
asked to charge that there has been no
ewuence conuccunir mm with i,n rnr.
der. That is a responsibility which the
woun aeennes io take, it is a question
for yon to settle.
The Court is also reonesfed in l,
II... . 11 L 1 -,-. - . b
.-ii. uuiu uui ue jusiiued in find
ing Potter jruilty unless he
3 l iir -l . xt . . -. 1
una uociuiiy me acu no is indicted not
as an accessory before or offer n.f
but as a participator. YOU mnst. ennsA-
quentlyfind that he vat a participator.
To bo such the Court charges that it was
not necessary he should have been pre
sent. If you should find th n.f .
as charged, that Ward and Potter devis
ed a plan for tho murder, in wbirb ii.Ti
was to have a part, and that Potter, in
fulfilment of his part, rerarmvi tl, rm;.
Iyso that Ward should have the oppor
tunity to commit the act, it makes no dif-
jerence wiieuicr He toot them to a dis- ' T
lance ot 40 leet or 40 mile. TT ..u I -A.
Dft lTfl KTIflt fyitAflfi rmilfr. an 1 a 1 m
aau neiu me nanus ol Ulenctin.so that she
could not resist. Tlipro ; . ,
are evidence against Potter. The fact
Ward was inquiring for Potter, oa his
way to WilHston, is evidence only that
he "was the man who was at Potter's. If
he was, ho was where a plan could have
been formed. Sis presence there and the
talk about horses is all consistent with
innocence. But they could have then
planned the murder ; the question is if
they did so.
As to the question of inducement, it
appears that l'otter's wife was the heir of
Mrs. Griswold, and it is said this furnish
ed an inducement to the murder. This
mav be true to a certain extent, but it is
such an inducement as any man has to
take the life of one of whom he is the
heir. Few men but have such an induce
ment, to tako the life of somebody. Yet
murders from such inducements are the
least frequent. They are contrary to hu
man affection, and such inducements rare
ly induce murder.
" Iu this case, the life of old Mr. Gris
wold stood between Potter and immediate
possession of the property. Taking all
the circumstances, there seems to have
been no great ill-will or animosity between
the Potters and Mrs. Griswold," and that
more on the old lady's part than on theirs.
There is, on the whole, little evidenco
that any arrangement was entered into
between the respondents. Whether there
was or not rests with you to determine
from tho facts. The" evidence being
wholly circumstantial, great caution is
necessary. The jury must see if the
chain of circumstances is perfect, for if a
single link is defective the chain is brok
en. As to Munson's testimony, if you
are satisfied that Potter's object was to
bribe him to pack a jury, such an act
would be a great impropriety, and would
show that he did not rely on his inno
cence to protect him. If," on tbe other
hand, all he desired was to secure a fair
trial, while it was improjter for him to
offer the sheriff money, it would not be r
so much on his gnilt How that was you
Gentlemen of the jury, you will now
take the case and return such a verdict
as your btst judgment and yonr eon
sciences, require, remembering that tbe
respondents come before yon under tbe
legal presumption of innocence, until they
are proved to be guilty beyond a reason
Tbe jury took the case and left the eoart
room at quarter pa.-t four. An boor and a
half later, tbe ringing of the Court House
bell announced that a erdiet had been foaad,
and citiien and ttraa-ets hurried to tbe
court room, which was soon densely crowd
ed. Tbe prisoners were brought io ; the
jury filed in to tbtir places, and almost per
fect stillness prevailed as tbe Clerk of trse
Court addressed them :
"Gentlemen of tbe Jury, have yon agreed
npyoor verdict ?'
Fmcman, (Dean Hosford of Charlotte,)
Tkt Cltrl "Is tbe respondent John Ward
pnhf or not gnUty V
Ftrtsmm" GUI ITY . "
Tht Cirri "Is the respondent Charles II.
Potter fftdttf or isaf gmby V
Foreman "NOT GUILTY."
All eyes at once turned to the iirisootra
1'otter showed little emotion, but a feeling
of relief from Httrense was apparent in bis
ooantenanee. Ward was tale but strove
with eooeiderable seeeeM to appear oeoo-
eerned, and alter a short colloquy with his
coanstl, in reference probably to an appeal
k a higher Court, be forced a smile, a nd
met the sate of the crowd with a noacblect
air as if it were all a oke.
Potter was congratulated by tbe eoo&sel,
and olkcr friends ; bat wa not released, as
be is still held on charges of counterfeiting.
I be crowd followed tbe pneouere back to
tbe jail and then diersed. We arc inform
ed that Ward spent Saturday c Train- in
smokirc, west to bed at ten o'clock, had a
good night's rest, and i confident of ultimate
His ease goes up to the Supreme Court an
cxtcptiea to the rulings and charge of the
k. n. r i. o v u .
J K Y ELLCU,
15 1 C II V il C II ST U E KT,
AS IN STOCK, beeiM (free tht drelise in
uoM. a spisnaia assortment or natefctt.
abhibu, miiilfl aaa owiu. is ail f I y 1 SI SI 11 a cl
ot n i;aie. uoia ana urer,
some verr c ho ire IHamono
t, caaseisd and
CHAINS Jt.VU CHARMS.
A LARGE VARI rTT OF CTNN1NG DESIGNS.
Nw. eleraat. unique itjles of Setts. HairSetts,
Mm immii, 11 -iwajl. sictts I'UlfiUI. OCari I 'US
Seals. Fine Stone Doublets. Rnl.r Emenlaut dir.
M, Pearl, Ametkrit, Entice Turned, Plain, Kaa-
tmn, puuua inuirea fiiDS, israeeltu, LiOt k -
w, uen aria i oral sieere t. atcrj-Qp, 4c.
II A I It JKWnLRV ANDJS1LVER
Made to order at abort notice.
SOLID MLVliR COOU.s,
Rich and serviceable. (Of our own laale.)
PLATED V ARE
A complete Uk of the finest qeabtr f Table
"wiw, &m .u unu oi ouiitj ana arutiic teautr.
I ine Marble and Calendar CIocLs.
A lso a jrreat varietr of cheaper time pieces, Spec
tacles and Ej e glasses, in exert- kind of tow ani
fceuofGlasi. Gold Fens and Pencils, Fine TaMe
u I """" "-"""J. naion, elisors, saears, rans.
u,, .j. ui.it,, i asst.
Ildkf. and Glove Cozes, Portesicsnaio. lc.
no are able to offer snfeeriar i&daeempnt til
rcreliaters. as our stock is tLe tort tit a.nd kt In
selection and qualltj la tais rielnitj, eonatstin; of
fresh new goods, Uo;bt ard to be sold at rtrj low
iMf? wtt "ln" " rscelre oar personal
E. C FLOVD,
1M Church Strxt.
Sisn of tbe Ilir Enjle.
V E V C OODS.
James JO. Brinsmaid,
At the Old Stnnd Church Stieet,
Is receiric- a ;ood stock of
jetveirj, t.old and Silver Watchea. Seal
Z. J. """s quaint, Jiasonic
Odd Fellons and Temper
An extensive variety of
Cnfl Buttons and Studs.
EaOlt ill Mfirtw r,r T.-1 , ... .
newandrlehrtVleiof "ai names,
JPJL.1TJEO TJE.l SETS.
In -old. .";i.. since tae docuno
ifTU J. E. ERINEMAID.
PLAIX SILVER SPOOXS.
HAVE a new ock of plain, tipped and faner
styles oi solid silrer
J. E. BPJNSHAID.
Aetna Insurance Company
Capital and Surplus, $1,200,000
S.iK.8. "SIRES, Aieata,
Home Insurance Company
OF NEW YORK.
Capital and Surplus, $1,730,000.
S.1R.S. WIRES, Arenu.
Thelns Co ot-Yorth America
1791. Oldest Company in Ike
Capital mid Surplus, $I,S00.000,
Perpetual Ins. granted on arrt-clais buUdlnc
S.ilS. WIRES, AjeaU-
International In. Company
OF EW Y0P.K.
Capital an Surplus, $l,i00,000,
S. IS.3. WIRES, A;saU.
.lletropolitan Insurance Co.
OF -VEW VORK.
Capital aad Surplus, $I,G-U.I48
This Co. returns 1 net profit! to policy holders.
S. t P S. W1RKS, Aitau.
i'Vorth Western IiisuranceCo
OF OSWEGO. X. Y.
Capital nnd Surplus, $230,000
Isearporated la lU.
S. A R. S. WIRES, A;snU
Plituii ill tiMirancc Company
OF HARTFORD, CON.V.
Capital and surplus, $I,O0G,?90.
S. R. S. WIRES, AaU.
rVarrasansett V.Az 1H.I1is.C0.
OF FROVIDENCE, R, I.
Cupitnl and Surplus, $000,000,
S. R. S. WIRBS, ArBt&'
Lamar Fire Insurance Co.
OF NEW YORK.
Capital nnd Surplus, JI0TJ?5.
S.1K. S. WIRBS, Areata.
Commerce Insurance Co.
OF ALBANY, X. Y.
C A PITA LAVU Sf RPL.CS. 1 194 ,103
ML s. WIRBS, Areets.
IVianra Tire Insurance Co.
OF XEW YORK.
CAPITAL. AND SCRPL.CS t,500.(K)0.
Tkh Geaasanr tasares detached farms aa4 vil
lage dwcUinrf, three joari, lor i per cent.
S.ir.8. WIRES, AreaU.
IorilIarl Fire Insurance Co
OF XEW YORK
Capital. AND SURPLUS. 41. 102.01.
Tali Co. retarns I net proSts to poller balden.
s-Vti WIRES, General AeoaU.
Western rtlas. Insurance Co
OF PITTSFIEI D, MASS.
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS 27o.OOO,
S. A R. S. WIRES, General Afet'J.
A'orth American Fire In. Co
OF XEW YORK.
CAPITAL AND SURPLUS
S. R. S. WIRES, General Areata.
Atmlicatiozu far &rrnt Cnp tV--1. -. -j
Comp antes In Vermont, Western New Bampeaire
and Northern New York. iLabM . ..
":''"J Arents and Areney Sstxriatendeau lor
law companies in rasa territory.
Fire and Inland lnsnranso tkn in tt, ,u
named first olaas Companies, to the amooBt of
to one ns
Dwellinr booses and their rantsntj ami r.
pertr CTnerallv will be insured for mri r
vears, allowlnr the insured to receiee kack jearlr
si-ifw ' uiv uiwu a. rtei IO H"U1I mate
it an o asset to all Lannr saeh nrorxrtr tn innr
to trr these CnmntniM.
Premlsm notes are not reanirsd. i4 tv, lmwl
iacars no UaMUtr to assessments; the lar;e cash as.
sets of these Companies furnish perfect taiemaltj
rirst-clax farm and Villnjre dwelling
With their Contents
isiVRtD msec tcjrs roR halt or oyr
rCK CX-.TT rtJK THE E.TTIRC TR3t.
Lotsw llkerallj adjoisod aad prexpUj pass at this
a . K.S. WIRES. Aeatt.
Manhattan Life Ins. Co.
OF XEW YORK.
7niS Compuiv commenced its operations In 1530
iT.,. "ecutda successful and reliable
business slnse Pnll,.,.. - ...i i
health both on tie Joint stock and mutual plans of
lasurance. thru aSorttlns to the public the adran-
-ps eiiner ijsum at their option in one laitl
tuuon, TLo lowest rates of premiums are ehar-od
that can U adopted aad famish requisite security
to tho assured and wnetnitv to thl ,r '
Tiis nmfa,f U, driajf ftU .r- J 1,000,001
.... M.KurMtIS Mtini
N'ON-FORFEITING LIFE POLIf-irs
iuunBumayDopaiannslj-or In fir or ten an
nual payments, at option of the assured. This
1Jl,'I"??di0"'P"'bli'L- dves to tho
assored tho tuU value of all the raosT, .Xi
bems eompleteo In early life, whilst tho parties are
visoroui land hopeful, rfTes entlro erapUoafrS
MI iMCUU VI an iiaiiu in innnMj 1( .a. 1
- sfrntj cikiuui-gu,
.to.t rosrrm.To it.tdo w siext policies.
tTiren are. Pit&na. ttt?:"!"??
aic Bin OiaUe DlTan If rTaatsi .ii.i.i
mentx. Tho rirVti:."..''1 -
Inrurin-la this nisn v. .m .t.
a savers Bank '"71k. "M." m
Cartl lU easlrjJent -rain .. vi. 1 .CTrTZzTI
sooner Whole llf. .hn - -7i ." ."H
proved forms. Printed documents .i-it-
-"i iMMuu i unuaucu Wlioonl Cflsr- anil .- , f.
bymall. Good local a-uwalt'i
and eserretle and rl n...
able UrrS,t.traT,rfoV'hrMtlPaT,e raaTOr
sv. a. nuns.
Gen. Arenut-A-snrR.-, .
for Vermont and eonntles oXEaratorm. w..n-.-rfY1'
Burlington Book Bindery.
OLD BOOKS RE-BOUKD.
, MUSIC. iniriF, m ...
bound In aiv desire ii. '
Order, by jrm,, ltUatIoa
" .mo.tSlt. "aUoa'
,. Aw'E?"."r. -aauafioal Book Si.,
wVcip Goods :
ew Goods !
VT. II. ROBERTS
Bc to announce to the Goods bayln; pubHe that
Just Arrived from market
.YElf'STOCr OF JILL KI.XDS
WHICH BE WTLI. SILL it
Than they have been offered In this market ftr tho
last three years. Please sire ns a call and examfee
Set posted np on prices. Wo are selUa:
. J15 tnnx 3 to SO cents, and COTTON as law
as 1 3 cents. Ererythlns else ia proportion.
SPRING STVLE NO. 1 DELAINES 25 eti
Remember the plsee ttt Chare St., C. E. Wy
raan's oM stand.
WJI. n. ROBERT.
furs: furs:: furs:::
We are now oaerinzasr
Ladies' and Gents' Furs !
together with ijitze assortment of
BUFFALO AND FANCY ROUES I
AT COS T !
CALL EART.T AND SBCCRK SRKAT BARGAINS
At SHATTECK BROTHERS,
.. No. 1. Caloa Bloek.
Borlruua. Vt-.Peb. 3r.l5S. dtf
Corsets and Hoop Skirt.
French Corsets only $1.50.
HOOP SKIRTS fron 75 cts. to S3.00
CHEJfKR TKJX TttCMBJrXST.
Hoop Skirts and Corcts,
NO. I. OA' I O. VII LOCK.
SHRB t PUTT
American &z English Prints
SIIUBTI.VCS and SHIUTINRS,
O O J' S K 1 11 T S
pesed last aay at
PA SEA BBSTS.
SPECIAL NOTICE TO THE LADIES.
STAMPED CHEMISE TOKES aad braM Hr ea
broMerise; Jast optaed at
1""n " No. m Chares. Street.
STAMPED CHEMISE A'OKES.
CnDIIStVokos stamped for hrahUa: received
this day. Also an assortment of Cambric Kds
Ibjs and Insertions at
, . No. Is Chnreh St.
.rci ji( isso qawti
THE QUESTION OFTI1E HOUR.
TTrith the change of the season, the QeostJca oe
' I m to every one where to buy i
Suitable for the Times.
Eorthe IrAnaatioaof ear easterners vtA the
few outsiders we would publicly proeUlm that wo
ItIot Extensive Stock
Uf HE.1DY MADE CL0TI1IFG,
Suitable for Spring anil summer wear.
Manuafctured nnder our own rpeeial care, ever of
fered la Vermont before.
V;rnrf-.r-iF00D5 ArD SUPERIOR
U..wlr inn tj.1,107-
Our Custom Department
Is stocked with the finest of
English. French, German nud American
waica wo cut and make nn In 1 1,. .
tT- , . . . - wws. ai'uiBICU
First Class Work.
&GV" KLaaKti0a- Everybody
XO. 2 4; 3 BAXK BLOCK
COL VER A TURK.
OJL repleziiihttdneu-lrererr department of mx
nock, I sua orepu-M to ibow hlodjoma uIrt-
w ucovri au xiaoj or
ofl would call especial attcnUon to ray assortment
Counterpanes, Lir,en JTanViai-
rr" 1 1 , '
a uiicim. ana Aiiapers.
BLEACHED AND BROWN COTTONS
Prints ami Ginghams,
PLMJTMTD CHECXZD CAXRKlcs.
II?!?0' C"CA"XD mtd ItJlXXJlXSOOES,
a.tli riUllt DIM1TT,
riCTOhUA XTD BISHOPS LAWS.
BRILLIANTS, BIRDS XTC L1XE.T. c
Thread Store Goods,
gnehaaKnittlni: Cottons, Spool Cottons, of tho
uenraoio msin, aaacnina cuiaa
aad Threads, Pins, Needles,
Tapes, Dc. Ac
XMw-dtfftC No-Church BtreeL
SPECIAL TO THE LADIES,
A "Yctt Thinjr.
fTST RECEIVED a tall assortment of th New
V latent Hair Colls In the different shades
"TTrniTE 3I0REEN open this day at
No. IM Chursh St
Ifarch 39. IH6.
hoop skirts: hoop skirts:
Hoop Skirt "llanufactory,
Bavo Jest retarned from New York wrlfa mw ttvles.
and reopeclially solicit yonr attontfon to thorn. Call
aa4 see tho
X EW IA T ENT J O I NT TAB. SKI RT.
the gnatoet taiac ever eSsred to the pablie.
Xew VToveti Sliver IV ire IIoof,
wkWi far boaaty, streacth aad darabOltv. caaaot
Prices Shall Suit Everv
W. C. 3T0WELL
XEW SPRING GOODS
E. i - - -J
.V. JIf V. SILKS,
Dress flood. I)e Laines,
" BEE HIVE,"
C. G. BENEDICT.
Ciiasul-staaer iar Use State ai New York,
(io aax acsjiowuBSiuuiTa at dsbso, k
oFrict, ntx ntm inuim,
la a. M.1H
Baeks and Statiournt.
rpBE (nOKT Ot kaUUHlT, r Bayard Taylor
JL CEUSV: a Taleoftlia Lait Caatary. byb
t. Whlu jfolrillo.
TUB LOST TALES OF MH.K7C8. by bit Idwar.
WALTEIl SO Rise : a story by tho aatbir .'
"Oa SJaard," c
3T08IB TOLD TO A CHILD, by Jeaa Iaaalow
AHO-lTOfrS B.SCIDBte April,
CO. FRaTfCHA iO.
at Ratravapinna, by Thu
"Eeeratrie Poroooace,- by W Rassell, D. D
"Bodal Ufa of tbaCkiaeM.-' by Jaotaa Doslinie
bv Mia. B. S3. Stow.
r Hoaso,- freoa tho Saaday Maea
"Ta Maatar Mtaeaaie. -
"Mary Braa or The Two Physicians," for tt.e
RoUcsaaa Traet Sodrty Lsadoa.
"Hottyj Boat or TraH ia God."
"Uerey 01t4doai Work," by Xliaaheth Staart
"Jlisie Btnrtr . or dn. Bchaflor-, 8ehoo:."
Jor sa)o by B. A. FCLLKR.
" E tV METHOD
Cabinet Organ, uclodcon.
aXD oTHia Ktxs nisrmmjm
To which if added a Col loeti-i a of tho
Iot Popular Soii:o ot the
Aad a wioty of Psalm Ind Hymn Tnnos
. Tho abovo work contains larst. oleaat
lUssiratiotu of the sroccr PoaMionsof lis Bodr
aad Hands, iUaotratloas and dooenpuoas of Instru
ments, a oopioao t srtioEarr ofllaaieal Torsas. and
otaar cr alien pcrtaiaiac to tho stady aad practice
of HBate ibr Red IcstraBtenta. Priee II 50, oa ro
tate of which eopios will bo Mat by mall, nost
peid. PabliosMdby OLIVER DlTSON a Co.Tj
WaseiaEtoa istroot, Boatoa.
CONVENTION CHORUS BOOK.
A collection of AxTanis Cswacaa, Sua aaa
CoxcaartD Places, for tho aecoT Matieal t'oaves
lioBf. Ckarml SoeaociM. ie. The objeat ef tail wi.rk
ia U faratah at a Tory low pr so. tho hast places ol
rnastc of the els esse abovo Baarwated bates tbos
roaerAlly toionad oy MasioaJ Sortotiw, Choirs aaJ
otaers ibr praetiet. It son 'alas 14 Saetod aad ."
weator pi Ceo. trosa OTaaortoa, Oparaa. Ac aad is
wtthoet eioaptloa tbo eboapast boos: of tbo kind
erer pabliso- d Priceea. XaiM fre. oa rt
eoiBt af jusss. DiTSON A CO., Fahliobsrs. r
WasahKton Etroe. Bosaaa. Aartl 1 1.
AUaatJe Moetaly ttc AacO.
Out Vaea: Folks "
Far sale by
K. A. TCLLBfi-
AN OLD BALLAD.
WITH WORDS FOR THT! TIM!'
What ear, poor mortals tad to ear
Tbo! Coarbs aad Colds tbey i aadarc .
A rcswdy both safe and rerc r
When rood aad saow fill every street,
What i tops their Ccwsa with eare oampieco f
What cures Bronchitis ; aye, aad snore ;
Of Throat Oaralalr.rs a.ir .
Ti-'- vex poor dwellers oa lire's shore.'
Then Croop lu host of rsetrau ilayi ,
. " - rw. c ifSisuoMi early oars i
Bat thereat osr this: it raraen stays.
When chokiar Ajtassa raeks oar frame.
We ret no helD. and rlv-tnr. Kl. m. .
What can we take, aad health re rain'1
And when we're Hoarse, asd Lttnss are tare.
What Is It then that helns ns raeTe
Than all the drags in well filled sure
btorrs' Balsam '
When ConstrmntiATC i- j
What stays its march, and r,hrr
&T0RRS- BALSAM !
C. P. HTOPTfB L r-n T, i. ti .
yjj VV .IU1VOSC
r'ersate bv-Ttnrtv s r Rpr-im nj -n
Iin Un, t, and by DruisisU jenerally.
Colchuiee, March 13, IMS.
Da. &TCKK1 TW'Hr. ti i.V-rtw'-
eerethanksfor the creat benett my wife has re
ceived from the use of your rnlaonarr n'" 1
take the liberty of addressins yoa- She has bees
very severely afllcted with Asthma, at times saf
UI7,tTT fro? distressed reroiratios, at
which times I hare called thi. K... t.-.,-.-...
prescribe for her, but without beneat. A frtesH
advised me to trva bottl nr n.... i
fff frfZLfW bJ-ot one irnaU bt
tleshe haj entirely reeovered-
nim sincere gratitude, I remain, yours.
Y Fl T.
Til ETFORD SV RSERV AND FLOWER
Worcester and Clossn
Iona. Israelii, Andirnndac and other
Fruit aad Ornamental Trees, Shrubs and Plants.
AfOfiE TBJ.r 10,000 rERBEXAS MTD OTHER
B1.1J1J1.VII AJFD PARIJJK PIaAXTS
OF rut EST VARIETIES.
Choice Tlotcer Seeds Jre.
Send Stamp far new Catalogue.
TnstftrdVt, April 12. ixttw,