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(Otforïi Democrat.
as. MAINE, DEC. 11». 1871.
Ail subscribers in the County, owing
for Two Years or more, are hereby no
tified that their names will be striken
from t\e fist, on the tir^t of January,
ls7*2; and all out of the State. owitu
over one year, the same.
• Thr President,
The whole t?tock in trade or political
capital ol the Oxford Rtrjistir U unmis
takably the de.-t ruction ol President
Grant's personal chtuacter. No disci s
sion ot politital principles entertained by
tin* President—no calm and di -pus-iouate
consideration* of the measures advocated
in the recent annuil address to Congress
ot* the President—■ l»ut a continuous course
ot vituperation and low insinuations,
from week to week, until the material
dug up ftom pot bouses again t the 1'ie —
ident is exhausted, and then the -on ot
the President is brought in—and now
that the editor'* fund is exhausted, he
pit! iidhe , as a leader uiuVr hi- e«*it*. »i.J
head, a scurrilous article from the .W.
York World, one oi the ni«>st bitter par
tisan papers in the country.
Now we have a few I act s to oil-set ihe
senseless talk about C*n. Grant's Jobs,
his «peculations and the charges that he
has appointed relati\es to oftiee, «Ve. fiom
the Sew }\rk Time*, which elaborately
review» the chaises of the \V«»rUi. It
asserts that he ha> not received a «f\»i iai
worth ot pr«»jKViy since he l»ccanie Pus
ideuf, outside ot his salary. His income
is under $G.((X>. Hi- Si. Louis lartu was
parti) inherited bv Mrs. Giant, and part
ly bought with the N>·* York cil.zen» K'tt
to President Grant «then he was Gtm-ial.
iiis stin k in the Seneca S'«»i>e t ompau)
was Ihju^IiI in 1^7, while Cooke, I he
President «►! the company, was nut made
Governor ol Washington nuiil 1*71. 11 i
Chicago int e^tmcul w is made with the
saving·· from his M:«j<>r Cieneral's jay.
while lii- lliilM.blphia house ten!» lor
*'0 The Time* print λ the Sim'- li-t
of President («rant's alleged relatives
holding office, and show- that his father· '
in-law ind *e\eral others were ap|*oiuted |
by President Giant"- pi ede e«.-oi . while ;
eleven of thenthets M the li-t KN lio
relative- ol the l'ie-idcnt, tin n -t being
competent persons |«»r their p*»>itiou«.
77»/· Mt sHUfje.
Ν e <;tve lielow, although ι tther .'.it»»,
eomeol the comment* of the pre**on the
me»»age :—
Ou lin· whole, this Messie cannot well
ha\ e .tuν impoitai ι ii U>it μγ«- in *hapin,r I
the le^i·..ti "U ol I'ongi· ,n nui in burn
ing the public opinion upon the Mibjecl>
it disCll-**^. V»Ί, it will aliénait tew or
none of tin· l'rcsi l^ni*·. |>er>t»naf support
eis. and win strongly confirm the conv ie
lion ot midiou* oi |►*·*»j» e tli.it he in a
Sale, lite)ι ■ ν,,; ,,..<{ j>uli iolic ι .\ι r.
—K* filing /' >'.
Oil the whole, we find much m ore ! ι
approve than to condemn in the .\Κ·*<:ι e.
ami lieleivt th it it will be favorably re.
^ai\K «l i v .ι )»rjp majority ->t Un· Amer· j
lean people.— Tri I
President Lincoln tlwav* we: · dm Ί\
to his theme ; **ii| what 1m· v, i*hcd *>
that he could m»t ca»il\ he mi*undei ■»!·»«»«.!.
and had done with it. President liraiit
has tl ii·» ht: done the same. rhe iik*
sage before u- i- no e\i ej tion tti tf 'in!.
It is simply a p'ain. sti light I >rw:trd,
burine** like document for the people.—
Met rantilc J ur .·</.
Ί he hum .ne η r.e pervad;· 4111·.. ! ι·>*
is one of it- chief titles to high prai
I he iut-wage i- »h«»ri. ami therefore no
Ameiiean ihoaM fail to read it. WitkiQi
the rugged hoinriiiit ■>> ami «plaint power
of liaruta's «Miwats, U sti a: ι ··...· :
the com m ·η mind in it* j itin am! per
spicu »u> treMtu ent ot" m?p«itrnt nttional
Divt^urrs, am'. ou the whole, iuaν jusiiv
be consult'τ» d α model si:4epap· .. — 1» -
ton Tr(in*cript.
It i* certainly a t^runl m»-vt^e, *'.'>;!,
clear. *eu>ihle, decided ai:d patriotic.
-Theie i- not a it of tie in igo^jui-in in i'.
A> be 9.ti<l he would ht ve no ρ dicv to
enforce ag.iin-t the will of tL- p.· ,pù·,
hedcrlarts th.it what i» t ht· »vUh < } t ht
people made m tuile<1 in theii statute*.
]:t> surely will eult»rce. On univ one
point th> we reserve lull assent to the
message—hi* lec ninieiitlaiion ihat the
govenum lit like p.— ti,,.
giap'i. It m.ty l.e right, but we still *e·
riou^ly doubt it.—llartloid Couraut.
The above will give the leader a fair
idea til the views of leading journals on
the menage.
On Monday, in the IIou*e ot K-ptv*t n·
tative*. alter I he eoininitt.-rs had been
aniioiiiieetl. Mr. I);chey. ol lVnii<\ Ivania,
went up to the Soeiker and said: ' Mr.
Blaine, you ha\e given ι;» live trade
commiitee."—dlmliug to tIt tp on Ways
and .M» an> "I meant t«> ^;\e vt»u a fne
C04il roiiiinittee,** the S|,eaUν replit»!. ,
"and it 1 ki ow ih·* hi· η. i ha\ e «lone >t> "
Thi·» i·· a "iifti i«*ut an«>wei to tho^e t!»*m
o cr it- w h · have eh ug« d that Mr. lilaine
was ρ h ii.il to I'. iiiim I\ania inteit >:*. I.,
cause he οwn> in eoal mines.
Ol anothel committee the N..V. i'.<^t
say·. -For practical eff Tt> to relorm th
civil service he could n· t h t e selected a
commiitee which could promise better,
unies» ad indications arc deceptive."
— Wc wtu!d call attention to the adver
tisements ol the Oxford County Xew>
Agency. This i* an institution which
has been much Uted·· ! f>r t'tr benefit ot
thi- m »1 iitljoiniug Cutimics. Tiie people
have lepealetlly *win.i ed out of va
riou* "U»u* of nioiii·, ι ν ·η* ptnj ort
ing to l>e a^ei t> for '.•«.•η»· magazine. Tiii
is to be ail ilone away wiin now, a* ev
ery pei χ>n tlu>ii ing any 1km>1<, mayazirie
οι piece of mu. 'u· published in the l'nion
can &em| his money directly to ihi* Agen
vy ; an.I he will run no ri-^k of losing it.
The piopùutor offers to give a premium
woith one uoliar tt> evei v purchaser (this !
is besitlc-s Iho premiums offered bv the !
publiahor.-). Iu some c.k^3 the , mvi
uiHs amount to mole than the money
sent by the η »cri *r, a- wjM e «eeu bv
cotiruiling îht athti·; .. m nfs.
— A uli is oi t for ft Slate Tempérance j
Convention, to l-e iieitl at Augui*.a, Jan'v
litij <*;.u l)i:h, which we hope vvjii be to
«pcuJeii iw liuvu^itoui the ^iate.
·. r. Court—Vtccinber IS,.t.
No. Abigail Staples v·. Cerua
A ii:i!; - : let- hay, taken 1 y défendent
n*l the proceeds converted to
hi- own n*o. Defence, thai iho hay Was
ΙΜΊ the property of Plaintiff, h was ol
I fered in e\ id* nee, tli.it the Plaintiff and
Défendent were joint tenants upon the
faun where the hay was oni. that the
ha> was cut in common by the parties,
and put into the bain, that the Plaintiff
and one Ianinglon w ho was the tenant
of Besscv, made a division of ti e same
in said bain, that-tho hay sued loi wm
the part set out (o Plaintiff. Defendant
denied the authority <·! Farrington lo
make the divi-ion. The case was with
drawn Irom the jury and refet red to the
presiding Judge. Judgment for Plaintiff
lor f
Perry. Virgin.
No. l"7. Charles P. Fuller vs. Alex
ander Kverson Appt.
Trcspa-- for birch. Πιο case was orig
inally tried before a Trial Justiee who
gavejudgment lor Plaintiff and the de
ft mlant appealed. The Plaintiff intro
duced testimony tending to show a *alo
of "aid : ireh from one Cyrus Staples lo
him Defendant claimed that he pur
chased the same birch of Stap'cs in the
<ale ol a farm he bought of Staples.
PiaintitV claimed il any such -ale was
made tlu-re was no delivery.
The case was tried by the presiding
liuige without introduction ol the jury.
Perry lor pi IT. Virgin for deft.
No. 148. James Canwell rs. Inhabi
tants of Canton.
Thi* action w as to recover claimed
by Plaintiff to be due him for military
«er\ ice- upon the quota of Canton. The
ea<e was opened to the Jury an l subse
quently withdrawn and certain questions
submitted to the determinatieti ol the
Court. The Court found that the Plain
tiff -erved on the quota »>l Canton Irom
Mnrch ?th, 1H4Î2, to July Ii>th,
That the select lien of Canton promised
Canwi II ^'.i>' bounty, and that the town
eiaimed and received ilOo from the
■siMt·» i.ndei the equalization act. The
ease goes toi ward to the Law Court to
d« termine the authority of tl e •eleetmon
to thus eon tract lo virtue of any vole of
the town.
l'.i- · · f»>r Pir.intîtf: Swa-cy, Ifurlow.
m r * I Sto.vell, loi Defendant.
Xn lW. John Harris vs. Asa Γ.
S·· u un et. als.
Thi- is an action of rM -nhipsit upon a
f r.iini»i.rv n.te dated March 2l-t ΙΌ»,
pa\able to the plaintiff or order Γ·»r the
«urn οι 11;»· one thousand dollars. on de
mm.! with intci·-»t AnP. Stem was
principal, and Charles II. Ifmis, I.. ('.
Smith, Knfu- Stearns and EH Γ. Stc&rûs
-1 n«. d a.- -lire lie-. The -untie- -et up
a del· nee <>n the ground as they declare
fiat the plaintiff had « xtended the time
« 11% liwittf IV » il tl . if t i»f lit !«..! nr.*
<>i const tit. ai the request of Ikeprioch
j il dttcndarl for valuable consideration
piiil l»v h ? iii t > the plnintilT, r\I ! ut which
wa Ί nied by ttye plaintiff. Verdict for
tlte plaintiff for .*1 103.33.
\ -gin. lluiim»«»n«, tnd Κ rye. I"··r 1' in
tiîV; 1 1. Gi>> <in I >r
No. ΓΛΥ Helen M. Kimball v>.
vu- Κ V:i' - et. als.
Ν ■. 1 .f ι»! - \V. Kim\all vs. Same.
Thc-i weiv action*· on poor debtor's
bunt!, and the defence in ι·ηι !ι ca»e w:l·
that 01.r «Ι tin· «tirelie» signed the bond
and t'·· on 1 was delivered > the ofticer
wjs » y, ulr * i» · a:re»t. after twelve oV'oek
Siturd ν r» i ir ! » * l'h·* «a-··- vrere reler·
x*< · i : * » t · : a · π-ν,, lit g judge wlio toiind th it
the Ih»hJs w« re -dgrHnl md delivere ! a
ci iitun! by Détendant-. hut th.it the
l'iaintitl-were n< t pie-«uit, not was thi
ofii< : a '.are tl. it i! «:i< |»a-î weive, and
then ipju decided tint the deionc*· was
not a valid one ami ordered judgment
lor th· Plaintiff. 1 he cas·»* to the
Law ι m rt on exception·;.
Black. 1 )tivi>.
t JIK Κ ULKOAl» lloMH ||>|:.
Stale vs. the Grand Trunk Kiilwa; < ο.
ol ( 'anada.
Ko-ter, C ». Att v. Hand.
i'hi-i-nu indictim ul»under chap. 01,
-m·. .· · *'î tue He vised Stalutet·, lor the
Ιο- *.! i'.le υΙ one 1 > ι ν i ! Bobbins, an em
ployee oi said Co.. on the lirst da» oi
Augu>t la>?. near Brv mt'· Pond. b\ the
neg igeuee or careI*-Mie>s of one George
( C«> i», engineer of engine No. 135,
the -*·ι ν ut employed by said company :
ih pcu-iliv being not les» than s.'»0o nor
more than <XM), tor the use of the wid
ow and one eiiiid of said Bobbins.
Warre.i Noyé-, called b\ State, tc>ti
ticd :—lloide in Gorham, N. ii.; in the
employ oi tue G. T. 11. Κ. Co.; have
charge oi repaio of locomotives it Gor
h.itn. Kngine No. 13Ô went to Portland
on lreight tmiii night betore accident;
uu-to return to Gorham tor repairs as
- π ;t- -lie ai rived at Pottiand ; engineer
u a.> Geo. ( ί !>.—lirenian, Sliuchiield.
i h > ua> :i speeial engine running under
01 tic ι - to keep out ef the way of all reg
ular signalized trains.
J. N. Mai ton, called by s:ate, testified :
Am master mechanic oi Portland Divis
ion of G. i. Κ. Η. ; know Geo. C. Cobb;
he was in the employ oi the G. T. R. U.
t'ii., on lue 1st day of last August ( 1870),
and under my supervision.
W . Scott Bryant, c died by State, testi
fied: Live at Bryant's Pond ; 1st day of!
la>; Augu-ι was in th employ oi G. T. !
il tl Co., nptiling with Α. Β Swan,
Gau» Sw.111 and .Mr. Kobhi'ts; we com
im-uctd our laooi'o at 6 o'clock Α. M ; we
proceeded from Bryant's Pond, west, live
of us, on a hand car, and when within
half a mile of where the accident hap
pened we stopped (perhaps four :>r live
minutes) ίο lix a iiK>se joint, and then i
procee led; when we got at the place of
the accident we saw an engine coming j
11·, m behind- our backs were all towards ,
the engiue·— tour were turning the hand·
car and the foreman, Mr. Swan, was i
standing up behind ; shonld lldnk the cn
" i.e wa- iumi'oi·:)1· Icet from us when
. !
i iirst discover* <i it ; heard a noise, looked ·
aiound and -aw the engine coming: 1
thin κ. 1 saw as soon as any one; jumped 1
nom lho c .r :is soon as 1 naw il ; did not
sec what Mr. Robbing did; (iaius Swan
was injured somo in I lie loot; the hand
cat waabiokeu to pieces; think it wm
sotuewturo from 18 to *20 minutes past G
e'îock wlu n tiie enginu struck the car.
Mr. Ilobbins was an employee of the
company, the samons I. \Vo were going
around u very sharp curve at the time of
the accident. When wo slopped to mcud
the track, before we entered the curve,
could sec, perhaps, three-fourths of a
mile buck ; think I looked at that lime,
but saw nothing. Alter I jumped I roui
the hand ear, saw the body of Robbins
[011 the right hand side of tho Hack,
in the ditch; Robbins was then dead.
Que*.—What killed him ? .1 ns.— Don't
know ; support* the engine; did not ex
amine him much, went ami saw lh:»t he
was dead; one leg was cut oil" near the
top, the other below the knee; fliink the
biains were pictty much stove out.
D. M. Moigan, called by State, testi
fied : Reside in llryaut's Pond ; was
trackman in employ ol defendant Co.. 1st
day of last August ; I was on the hand
cat ai the time of accident ; think it hap*
pined about 20 minutes ρ.-κ-t <> o'clock.
(Witness corroborated substantially the
testimony of Bryant).
Lawson C. Bryant, called by State, tes·
tilled :—Was in the employ of deft. Co.,
Ift day Ian August--switchman at
Bryant's Pond ; at engine pased there
21 minutes past six that morning; no
ticcd my watch at the time.
(ieoijje C. Cobb, called by Slat»·, testi
tied:—Reside in Portland; was running
engine the first day of last August, trom
Portland, Maine, to (iorham, Ν. II.: am
employee oi (ί. Τ. Ιί. R. Co.; the acci
(1- nt took place abont 1 I I miles We»l ot
I! 1 \ant's Pond ; u a* running the engine
lhat caused the accident ; was agoing at
the tale ol 25milesnn hour; when we
>l« pped alter striking the hand-car, it
was 2.Ί minuit s past 6 o'clock ; -topped
lit'twwn thirty ami lorty tods hom where
we hit the hand car; saw the men on the
hand-car pel h ips ton rod* belote the en
gine situck them; do not know whether
I reversed m\ engine tii»t, or whistled
first; wa» then returning to »i«-rhani to
have the engine repaired. I was expect
«>ti to retnrn from Portland tofiorham a
soon a- 1 eonld, u*ing due caution; left
Portland about minutes ol I in the
morning : did not give any noticu t··
thi so men on the hand-car by telegraph ;
in \v a - not my business to «lo so. ,\t the
time of the accident, fireman was put
ting: wood τ ! 111 » lire '«ox ; one of I lie men

jumped clear from the hand car; one
partly jumped oil". < hir of the men,
S λ :hi. appeared Ιο I χ ci tangled ; saw
K<> tbins, and noticed he did not gel <>ff ;
the * all appeared t«» be stooping down.
1 * not 2"> miles an h >ur around
a curve «>1 llml description, a high rate
«•I »|M-e<l ? A i<. -S", Sir; it i- bi
heavy loaded livighl tr-.in-; i: is not for
pa·-· nger train* ; did not coi -idei it was
lor tbi· engine I w hi-uled at tho begin-1
ning of tii» curve—s»»me I'D or 150 iods
Iroui the t)!aee ! t!ie aei iilent ; did not
knov* th:«t the -**cli«»ti m« u wore ti|»·>η
th>' 10:1*4 th:tt morning. After Ilu> acci
dent, I backed up t<> v\ her·· the accident
h:»j pened, md took Ihe injured man on:
«h· I not rot u ru for Bob ins ι»ι»·Ι\
A. M. Whitman, called bv 11*ti
lied :—llavr resided ;ii Bryant · 1 *«>ntl
lust 2U\oars: live about t of a mile
from where tii · accident happened 1
wa* within about 75 rods «if the track
the I ·>" ot August last, when I saw the
engine pass · think I ih\«t saw an en
gine run bo quick as that on»· did that
morning; think that engine run 1-2 a
milt· in 1-2 a lit in ti* · I liad a side view
<■! it lorabout 12Λ roils; noticed il tili i'.
pa-st'd from my si^ht around the cm\e.
S. A. Kstes, eaiied I·ν Stale, testified : —
Live a )« :t Î-2 a mi.»· above Bryant's
1'und ind some .'to or 1'· rotls Irom Κ ii··
r«>ad; noticed an engine p:iss there the
1st ol last August; noticed it was run
ning very last, latter than any engine I
ever saw l*»tore.
Samuel Bryant, called by State:—tes
timony substantia!!} as Kstes.
Κ insom Dunham, called by Slate, tes
tified :— That ho kepi account while oth·
»·ι« measiiied Iroin where the «'limine
>tru -k the hand-car to whore the engine
slopped aller accident ; made it Λ4 rods.
X. K. Jacobs, called by State, testi
tied ;—standing at the place where the
engine ί-truck the hand car, ami looking
back towards 1». Pond, you could see a
distance ot -1 roils.
Ii. K. Dunham, called by Stale. testi·
lied:—Keside at Bryant's I'ond; wits
-Ifttioii a£cut and telegraph operator the
1st day ot last August ; leeeived no tele·
gram'in regard to this engine passing
ovci the road that morning.
Horaee S. Kstes, cal let I bv State, tes
tified:—Reside at Bryant's Pond; worked
for deft. Co the 1st of August; was liist
man on the wood depart i»cnt ; was with·
in > leet ot the liailioad when the
engine passed ; vas not al the coroner's
Iuijuesi ; was tohl to keep out ol the way
of the colonel's Inquest b\ an employee
o! the compati} I was not summoned
at the Inquest.
Cieo. Cobb, recalled by deft. Co.,
testified:—! passed Bryant's Pond station
between 10 and 20 minutes past <» o'clock ;
I whi«tled every half mile; I was watch
ing the track al! Ill3 time. Mr. Bobbins
madi noeft'oit to jump from the hand·
car; have been in tlie employ of G. T.,
«inee 20th ol March, 1%7 ; I saw the men
upon the hand-ear as soon as they could
have been s'oen by any body ; vas famil
iar with all the rules and regulations of
the Co. I received orders from Tele
graph Operator at Danville Junction, in
regard to running np the road; it was:
"Proceed to South Pat is to cioss IT,
thence to (iorhrim, according to special
Crods-cxumincfl.—Am 21 years old;
lacked 17 days of being 21 at the time of
the accident : I id not slept any that night.
Wm. Stinchfied, called by deft. Co.,
testified :—I was fireman on the engine
at the time ol accident. (Cottobornles
the testimony of Cpbî; )
Alonzo B. Swan, eallcd by deft. Co.,
testified :—was foreman in charge of the j
section where accident happened on the
1st of August last, anil was on the hand
car at the time ot accident. (Witucs·
corroborâtes Ilrviuit's tcstiiwwv.M
Warren Noyés» called by deft. Co tes
iti.ie·! Am Master Mechanic; have
charge of repairs at Gotham, N. 11♦ î the
ordinal)* rate of speed in July or August
i< from Is to .">·*» milo», -ome tinn's run I"
Mr. Hamilton, Superintendant οί Port
land Λ OgdenebnrgRailroad ;—I whs in
Grand Trunk Co. employ till year ago
last July; knew Geo. C. Cobb. I hired
him on the road as fireman. 1 consider
ed him a very likely young man capable
(if running an engine Amos S. Bryant,
Stephen !.. Etheridgc, Puvid Morgan,
section men, were called by State, and
testified that they had received no writ
ten nor printed order «*x«*plitiri tlie regu
lar printed regulations.
The issue to be tried by \oo is a very
siniplo one, it you rightly understand it.
Your verdict will be simply guilty or not
guilty, deflating whether the Grand
Trunk Co. is guilty ot negligence. Ap
peals to sympathy,while they may be ex
cusable in counsel, are not calculated to
unable us to judge candidly or weigh
evidence properly. Both counsel, while
commenting on ihu law, admit that the
presiding Judge will give it to you. The
substance of the charge in the indict
ment is (lib, that l>avid Kobbins, on the
1st of August last, lost his lile by the
carelessness or negligence of the Grand
Trunk Itailway Co. The first objection
raided by the defence, is, that when an
employee is injured in I he discharge ol
duiv, the Co. is not liable. 11»i** is tiue
in civil suits. It is an important ipiestion
,)| law, and I think not settled in this
class ot cases. It would be an end to
this prosecution should I rule a- noun el
for deleiicc contends. For the purposes
ot this trial, I over rule it.
The next point taken by counsel for
deft, is that the nirden of prool i> on
PI ft*. In a citil <a-e, when one claims to
recover, he should satisl) the jury ol his
claim-the parly a-serting a fact, should
satisly the jury »»l the lact. I would not
I : ι ν down the rule in this cue as tho same
iu criminal cases of impôt tance. I he
true rule is in this class ol cases, that
the <»ovei nnient must pro re thai Hob
^ t
bins was in the exercise oi due care. It
i« contended 1 y the dcfencc that the track
men iu the hand car should have been
watching the road both ways, and should
not have had their backs to the coming
engine. If Kobbins was not in the ex
ercise of care, the government cannot
recov <i.
Coming to the affirmative proposition
of the government, the C«mnt\ Att'y-ajs
that the engine was driven with unreas
onable s'>eed, iVc. What wa- the rate of
speed? It i- a lact for \ oil to fin 1.
When ton have determined the rate
of speed..then was it an unreasonable
rate? It it was, your verdict should
be guiltr. It i-' a so al!eg> d by t h t» t!"\ ·
eminent tint notice >iioui»i nave occn
given by the Cotepnnv of t!»iengine.
I'he Co. s,»v m» noliou i·» ie<piircd—licit
he tiaclineu -»h-ml«i look out, thvir situa
tion i<* such, tli:it tlx'V -hould exricise
on re. 1 instruct you, lint for tho present
purposes, yon iuum decide this question
of carefulues* lor *vant of iit»tifi*. Mir
lull <'<»uit might π verse y oui conclusion.
Another point of the government i*. tint
bv tin.· rule- ut the Co., tin· Engineer
should It ivr "shunted" lii-4 Engine it
Hi ν ml'' lVuitl. I'lic Engineer receive I
order- at iVuivillc ·Ιunction t>> piocn !
according to special Rule-. One ot the
printed rule* i. tint Engineers ot «pce
ial Engines -hould be governed l»y the
sum' rules as Condoctoi«. Another i
tlnt trains should be "shunted" ten min
utes before trains irrive. By the rule, it
seems to ino that there was a vi->! itlon of
this rule in Cobb's not "shunting" his
Engine 10 minutes before the tin ο of the
liain at Locke's Mills. If he eon Id not
have reached Locke's .Mill· 10 minute5
before Fieijjht train No. ·"» was «lue there,
he should nut have left Bryant's 1'oud, at
20 miuutcs pa-lb. It seems that he was
violating a spécial rule ol the Co. Was
thi» caielts-ncss? Il it was not the
cause ot Kobbius' death, then the gov
ernment cannot prevail. Il otherwise the
verdict should be guilty.
Ihc charge occupied about ihreefouths
ot an hour and was oxecdingly clear and
to the point. We give only a very im
jierfect sketch ol it. We had a lull report
ol the testimony, arguments of counsel,
an 1 the charge, but not having space lor
all, to save labor, we take the abstract of
the evidence furnished by Mr Pitman Fill·
cifer, the obligiug reporter.
The jury took thu case at 12 past 1-',
and in 20 minutes rendered a verdict ol
guilty, which was generally regarded as
just. Counsel for deft, carries the ease
up on exceptions, to the ruling of the
Court, which su pends action for I lie
present, and no tine was imposed, i'he
case was ablv tiied by counsel on both
side*. The argument ol Co. Atty. Fos
ter, was able and lawyer-like, and was
much praised. lie is entitled to much
credit for the catc and legal skill ho has
exhibited, IVoni the commencement. No
Il uv could be found in his indictment,
(hough a diflicult one to draft. The turn
ing point in the cate was the one made
by Mr. Foster, that the engineer should
have "shunted" Ids engine at Bryant's
Pond, by the rules of the Co.
There will be no dechion in the case
for many months.
Patrick II. McClosky, well known
around Bethel for wany years as a tailor,
w is ti ied for rape. The evidence for the
government was conclusive, in the de
fense the prisoner took the stand and at
tempted to justify by saying that he went
to the house by agreement, and that no
force war» used. Medical testimony was
also introduced to prove that he was suf
fering from a disease which produced
i m potency. G. D. Bi>bee conducted the
defense, an.I Co. Atty. Foster prosecuted
for the Stale. The Judge referred in his
charge to thu clemency of oiu laws, and
the fair administration of justice by which
j h parly charged witU such α mrimu lincl
seemed to him a lair imparti;»! trial, ami
had hf%«l hi* witnesses summoned at the
expcu.so of the State. He gave the law
of tho ease and eubmitted it to the jury.
After leas than a half hour's deliberation,
they returned into court with η verdict
of guilty.
The prisoner was sentenced to liai «I la
bor in the State's Prison for his natural
MeClosky elated that h« had been
j drinking at the time ; and this furnishes
another to the long catalogue ol ease* of
' men ruined by strong drink.
Abner S. Ilarudcn, Denmark, indicted
as a common seller, paid $110.00 lino and
costs. Mr. Littlclield, his counsel, 10
marked that his client wa » not making
much by being in partnership with the
County, for tin· l itter got all the profits.
Judge Walton remarked that lie had bet*
ter quit the business th<Nn.
The sureties of Maleom Durgin were
John Clinkey, an Englishman of an in*
telligent, smart appearance, and c »urte·
oils manners, over -ixtv year- ol age, we
should think, who has been living at
LockcV M ills lor some three years, and
who has kept a low beer shop there, was
|>m on trial as a common seller, lie had
no counsel, and didn't want any. Several
witnesses «wore to buying what lis called
('rami Alt', and that it had a In.Idle to it.
Onu testified to .,e«'in^ him open .1 l b!,
which respondent called ale
When called upon for his defence, he j
j addressed the Court with some flourish,)
and declared that ho only sold beer]
which he manufactured from hops, mo i
ladies ami water, and denied thai it wa>
intoxicating, lie had a sample in a botlh
which he presented to hi» honor who de
clined testing it saving that he was not
au cr/nrf. lie then offered it lo the jury,
luit iJicv didn't *eeni inclined lo drink, in
company, so the ailiele went untasted.
He called (iod ι · »yitnc-s the truth ol
hi- remark", but declined taking an oath.
1'hc judge dr \ 1) remarked that ii >vas not
generally customary 11» invoke ail of .1
higtici powerin such a business, <'linkc\
a-ked paidon, ami wanted his Honor to !
tell him il lie h id any mile»· lor having !
hi*· simp broken open. Hi Honor,'
called his attention to the little matter
In.'loie him, when ( 'iinkey -aid he would '
lcave it lo the jur).
Mr. ('iinkey said l e scorned tin idea ol '
dealing in strong «Itink. loi il i- poisoned I
all tluough and not ti' to drink. The
Judge remarked lhal lie lia 1 pit-ariud a
vei \ good te.mperauce lectinc, for le»li
mony from such a souret wa- worth
something, lo show the vile nature ol
intoxicating liquors υΐ the presc it day.
Πιο < o. Attorney made a levy reuiuks,
and the ea-e \y i- -id milted. Λ verdict
ot guiltv yv : ι - -·» ·;» ι ι une»!. ami upon
hcing asked il he had an) iea-on ivh\
î>« ntcuce should n< t be |:ruuounet»d, he
• un», nil ί,.,Ι il· I ' ! . lldllli «liiu <r his .ottle
hi^ii in lit, .ϋ'.Ί in a tragic manner, spoke
α- to'.io.vι — hi. .*> nU'i'. e «»t three mouths J
in I in' ( 'otinU .Fail l»a\ iug been imjMised —
"Farewell, ι long iureucl . tu 11. i - I »c· ,
i.igh'cd land. .«u·I it» M lino Law·.! Α»,
MM UI a» \ >111 Hi dungeon d ΙΟ) - Ml' OjU'liril '
I » inc. an 1 ι ι·· vvin«I·* of lit· ινοιι can lic.w
iiiy Bark to im nalivc land, I leave be ι
Iut I ill»· M line f. ι w - and the cr*ttwy\
H (tb Ν > lorensic effort of tin· t· ι n
produec.l »uch . ir.-cl—it broligl.t down
lilt· hoti«e, rthd du dge \\*:*11«»ii could Ilot ■
help milling, rein irking *·>/.%/ ' <· lie
will J u « »1»a i »î y h ivp the country lor the
Colllltl'V > ' ood '
(>n motion ol \V W Virgin, K>«| .
Arlliur K. Denison, Esq.,o( N'im wmv, vu ui
admifltd t · praetieo in ail the Court* uf
the St itr.
Λ divorce vva decree I i:i tie' lollnv·
ing cft.se ·
M. Ann ι Shirley, vs. J.i»it!i C. Shir
Α. II. Walk.τ for l.iht.
On nn lion of \V. W. Virgin, Ksij ,
William 1' Morgan, E»q.. »va> adupttid
to piacticc in all tin· ('oui (s ol this Sta'.e.
The ( oin t adjoin ncci on Saturday morn
in;;. Th Juries were discharged Friday.
Πιο co.:finned Docket numbered 15 5
civil action»·. There veiv 100 new en
tire» Siv'y nine actions were defaulted,
in which executions will he issued. There
tvci'c lour jury trials, civil ca«cs,and three
verdicts rtndercd. and one disagreement.
The JuJg·' !i ard six cases, and gave
decision iu tliein ; and only three ivoree
cases, and hut ane divorce granted
Thirty.nine actions were dismissed, or
disjx sed oi by "Neither l'at ty^ being
—"What a jolly slovo! If is real l'un
to cook now !*' was the exclamation
which greeted lis as we came homo to
dinner to-dav. You see wo have bought
one of the New American Cook Stoves o!
Richardson Λ: Harbour, So. Paris; and
our women folks are delighted with it.
In a windy climate like ours, wo think
it is a groat saving ol luel to hare an air
light cook A/ore; and when, in addition to
I h is, we have nil tho modern improve·
inents and I tcililies lor cooking, wo leel
that we are lightening tho labors ol those
who, in the scarcity ol help, are obliged
to work hard to prépaie food for a large
famiI\. We cheerfuMv commend this
stovo to all housekeepers.
— Tho iniiual meeting of the Board ol
Trustees of the Maine Insane Hospital
was liolduii in Augusta hut Thursday.—
The reports ol the several officers were
received, · \ 'mined and approved, and
the vari' u» account? mail·· up and settled.
Dr. W. Lapham ol Augusta, waa
again clio-i-n chairman of tho board, and
Dr. J. T, C> i I mat; oi Portland, Secretary.
Tho rosigii^iion of l'ev. Dr. Iticker, as
chaplain of the institution, was received
and accepted, and Rev. C. F. I'onney,
was appointed to till the place.
— We regret to learn that Wm Chase,
Esq,, ι· a**vit to remove from our village
and go in!·» business in Dedham, Masi.
I!" is η public spirited, whole-hearted
man. ι hat wo cannot afford to lose. He
will not sell his pleasant residence litre,
at present, if at all, and we hope may
return to it ere long.
In Memoriam.
Died, in Missouri, Joseph (Well. for
merly oi Maine.
This little item which caught my ·
in a ii9p*papcr ft few days ago.' set in
motion :t train of thought, ami awakened
happy nmfnlmost formol ten reminiscences
of an interesfcinχ family which I knew in
Bethel, «lui in^ iu) acliool «lays, now
ι more than twenty years ago.
Jonathan Λ. Kus.iell, οι* "Abbott
liu.s-cll as he was oftener ami mom la·
mili.il ly called. Iked on one of those rich
bottom farms, lor which the town of
Bethel ι λ distinguished, only a short dis
tance from llie charming village of liftli
<1 Hill II·· was descended, if I mi fake
not. IVoin <»ne of the tir»t suliUtr* in town,
ami had grown to man's estate when the
village was only a small, rambling col
lection of houses long before the «real
revolution had been wrought in Hiat pait
ol thn country by lies introduction ol the
railway and telegraph. Mr. Uu*4oll was
a schoolmaster, and in the »lavs of his
prime had a great rcpntati m through ail
that region He taught in the da* λ when
the popular belief was that the great tree
ol knowledge *vus birch, and I ham been
told that Air. Itussefl was untiring in his
effort s to practically demonstrate the wis
dom <<l the popular idea.
Il *vas in afteryeais when I knew him,
when he had given up the fertile ami ha I
ictind to his farm to spend his declining
year·» in the bosom til Ids family. II»·
was :« kind-hearted, congenial ·»Ι· 1 man,
tn!l ol interesting aneed »te* illustrating
his rvpcrieitce ir* Ihe early hi*tor* ot lit··
<*o\* n, ami of hi* vatied experii lice.· in
m I teaching. Ilis family, at the pe
tiot! of whieh I w ι it«·. consisted, besides
himseit. of hi* excellent η tie, oim of lite
tnothci- In Israel,hi- «οιι*Casper and So
lon. and daughter·. Betsey, Small and
Matilda lie had given his children an
r\iclient bringing up, lot lyhich his long
experience in instructing )outh well titled
him. ami Inul sent each of Ihem for se\··
cialtcim-to Dr. Trne's nehool at the
Academy on the Hill Mint <»l them had
been - hool mates of mine, all of them
had langht selool, un i *■· Ui·· ot them had
attended in* -chool. when 1 tanghl in
the "Abbott lvtiM>ell district" and hoard
ed "round. " *1* acquaint 'lie*· with them
and a«-sochtions i:i various w»v«. led
me to spend many a happy Sabbith **it!i
them at the old hnmest» ad. Never It ive
I met with a happier umily. United in
intel est, alike in t*-te. it riving a'wa\s to
promote the enjoyment ol each other,
how could they help being happy? But
happiness in ibis world i», at the best
ephemeral, and in the ea.·col thi· family
it was particularly brief. In a little mote
than twenty yeari the entire family has
pi'Scd awav, an I the old homestead has
ρ i-M-d into the hands of stranger-. Ι·<\·
cept i*i ca■ e of s<»;iii· epidemic, I think
su» !i a m ulnar* iceoid i- rarely met
with. First the head of t ie family, <»hl
•and full ot yens wn< gathered t » his
father· . Ν"··\1 Solon the voungo! s »n —
η ho h id gi< *vn l> mai hood. and *vho
w;is to share the ini>a ! icie« of the pa
ternal e-tai« and «upport hi- mother in
her declining vc ir-, •ii,,kened ami follow
Ill III·. I.il Ι,ιΊ . Λ «' λ l ·ΙΙ«'Μ ;*l:lllioi, un
vouiM'i si «l:th111·*fwh·» had married md
Ιι:.»Ι become a mother S.irah, lhc llovver
of tin· I unity, ilter lut νin;: »··il pains
taken w illi lu t' education -11 :*\ «·»I :iw:i)'
t ( îiceuw ood, Kent tick) , whci .· .«he took
ohar|fe ·>(' a S'Miiin u v ιΊ learning. A'ouI
tlii- time I bec une :n-«j*trt ii willi
Ji.-rph » hlcll, win> li'il ju^î 11·!f H«lU*r·
\ illr College, il · I * h » ! ι itl e;lg tgcd t< »
take eh irge of ι ·ίΊι·miI in lin· vieinity i»t
the one taught l»v S » r:i ! ι Helore < >«!*· 11
loft Maine, I «j:tve liirn ι It'll«*r* «»l întro·
duhlion t«> lier, :itt<! in tlm course «>l t w»
ι imi ί, i heard "Ι ι lie ir ttntrringi-, :i îet-nlt
whi.'li i anticipated Γι*»ιΐ» Ihe beginning.
Their married life was a briel one; loi
Sarnh the victim of an siecident
which resulted in hei death. lier clothes
took tire Iro n tin exphn ion oi a fluid
lntup, and she «as burned ?>«» !»ev« ely as
to cause her dentil in lew hour- lb*tsy,
llit ο|ι|*··ΐ daughter, next died, and about
the - line time the mother, who had l»ecn
so - idly in· Tea veil in a few short years,
passed awa\ to the other side, «ιοιι to lie
followed hv tht only >ur\ iving son,
Γhus, in a le A' da>>, a.·» it were, a lain
iiy ιΊ swell, live of ihein in tho prime
and vigor <>i lib», has passed be)ond the
pale id human existence. Hut lot us,
win» knew ilium 1:111 \ to 11 » \ ο I hem, keep
"leen their memory and >lrive to emulate
their virtues. Αι.γιια
Ritf I'll;» nuit fioldrn Mutter.
Clinton Howe, West Sumner, dressed
in November, loi* the market, tour hogs,
thirteen months old. The largest weigh
ed when dressed W.i lbs. : tin* smallest
, the whole lotir, 1 >Ό<* lbs. His *i\
months pigs weighed 1 *>(J Uh. apiece
when dressed. l'80') II»-. of pork has
gtown in his |>ens within the year ; pork
that can't be beat in «junlity —nil made ot
corn and milk. When you go into the
dairy and see the long rows of puna of
milk covered with thick yellow cream,
you see how it happen» that the pigs have
to be jwicked down in the barrel at six
months, because their slender legs threat
en to broak un<1er the weight of pork;
mid when 3ou go into tin· barn and see
lite long rows oi stalely "short horns"
and sleek native cows, \ on see how it
happens that they have made within tin·
year 2000 lbs. of the handsomest butter
that ever was seen. 2000 ll·». of butter
an I 2800 lbs. of pork in a year. Who lakes
up the gauntlet this lime? S
—The Portland Press reports that a seri
ous accident occurred at the works of the
A. &. W, Sprague Manufacturing Com
pany Sunday alternoon. As a party of
workmen were engaged in taking down
an iron grating used to protect the water
wheel iron» ice and other drift, they lost
control of the grating and it fell over,
completely doubling tip one of the work
men, Mr. George K'^ycJ, of IJumford, be
l ween I he ice and the grating. It took
Πνο men to lift the graling and.rescue
him from his perilous position. ||<j was
probably *criouaiy injured internally,
though no bones appeared to be btoken.
Doubts are entertained of hi* recovery.
Bethel Items.
Some "I oui y«»i»% ,,avu orltun*
izeil u Dramatic Cllub.and wo understand
Iiicv will appui r upon the »tage 5l,M>ul
I he 2811» of tlii* «nonth, ,)iv>
that splendid and thrilling Drama In»·"
Dickon's ••ChisliuHS Carols. ' " Uio C rick
a „n (lu· llearill," and the lang*»»·»»'
Farce of "Sarah's Young Man As the.
ι amount received is to f* expended for
the good ot the village, we hope all will
attend. . _ ,
We understand the Ix>dge ol (»ood
Tomplars are about starting a cource M
Lectures. II tl»«V succeed we hope the
citizens will turn out. and save the mem
lK., s of the Lodge from loss.
Tho Argn* aay#, that υη I -· Sl' l> ·
5th Mr. Brock, a ha.dware dealer, in
i Bethel. sealed tip two letters, one con.
mining *S0. Il I"" **>· »»·'«»lru>
them to « l»« "· ">·"· ,hc °mc* " .
Fxpre-n Company. Uo «onn «tno hne»
savjng he hull lost this letter». Λ »eai'h
„liunx-ilblely I niter
! mm„ time. th- .».« containing »M »«»
found· Ill"· other Inn not .vet lw«" hear.
from. Il *PP<'»"' ll,al !l"' l"'5
; whom they were enlnHtcd. put them for
Mf,i keeping into :i poeket. ol wh.eh η
bottom hull '
,,m.>1K)d through. the n„-iing on
got llurieil in the mow, of whirl. there
was over a loot in that town.
The Middle Interval··' Farmers' Club
Itrl'l its annual mi-Hing !>'·<· 1·™»· 11,1,1
elected the lolloWinsr ortie·.-:
I·' M farter. President; I». I· H°·
;lu,J Leonard Farewell. Vu e IVesidn.it.;
I) M Kimball. Secretary ; Α. M Carter.
„ „ Kendall. lV»mmiuoe
ο.» Topic*. who y\* loliow.u*
question for liie nev' meuthg: "Doe* >*
put lor Farmers in «hi. «" 2T'»W
wiuj.it Γ A. M t'arl. i wa* appointed to
upsn the uiei tin^ with an «··**)
I Wouh! inquire through the Oxford
Democrat il «.J ·»«'« 'M* »
Durlnm ImiII lor sale; if >·». please ad
ill'. <K J. Γ KlmlKiM. Bethel
Ucv. Oti» Β tt-iwsmi will gi*«< ·" 11
.Ire*·» Christmas■*«· at tin» church, Middle
Iuter\ :.t«* : ι tie»··· will i« at'hri^a» .· tre,·
vil aie invited to at'end, and l»a*e *
pleasant time
Tills llejjister'.·» correspondent writes:
Tlu· nu inhere ol the Univeisa^t Sabbath
Si-hu.il have in rehearsal, the drama en
tit It'll "Ten Nights in a Bar Ko in.
which they will brin«i out in iw»· "»i tnree
wi-i-k!». l>ne notiee will be given.
The barns here, are as ««ranty α- ti.ev
ought lo be the l-t of Murcji. and \et a
numb,·.· ole,,1,1c have bee,, sold ,nd driven
I., murk··». Hav U wo.th from lo * "
per ton, accord ι η g to .|«n»t}. and Utile
to -ell :it tho.*·· ligures.
Business is rath·»· qui··:, and monev
MM.ee, The pm-p-ct lanl lor our
peopb· «luring the winter ami comrng
Spi in·;.
Andit-w· A Waldron «re dmng ••onthl·
cinlile II. Ill·· Shovel Handle Factory
lnrni«htng trmn 1«> I» ΙΛΛ .Wen ^r.lav.
χι ν & Knit1· ·ιΐ'" iioiv getting ren.lv
111.1111ll.O line StAio. nlol |.10|,0-0 to
quite a UiMiirss
Mr Ν Mai>toii M»'"' ',|s l' 4"
Jil Noith Buekiieid, lo Kin»s 1>. Ilcald. tm
$ |Λ0
< >ιι Monday evening, Dec. 4lli, th»·
lin ιi.i 1 >i mini ii· \· M.iiiiion held a Levee
at ι li»· Γ·»\% ti 11 « ·ιι 3»t* t<> :.i<l in liuui-liiii^
the iii'W I 'Ili\ π vili-t church. KxCClle: t
ιιιιιμγ was lu ri» ι - !i«*« I by llir.tm Band, al>
In Mr. Pike, \ icliiii-i. «»( Fiwburg. A
ίι : ι ♦ ti 11:11 k i|t«)l i in ·» .ι ml «;■· ·| will pit*
tailed among al m il·, and umm) one
ν »·. in 'lie !>« -I '>1 >pilil-. I(r*n Μ. Κ
Mabiy. ι»l*··■»!«!«·«I, and rend letlti· !oii!
Hi- Kxi i llonry, (ίον. I'crhaiu, K\ <
ern»»i \Va>hl»uni. :in«l U ni ( liaiIt·.- I'
Kimball, containing woid·· (ill\ ·ρ«>κ· ι
··!% c appl<*> »f gold in picture- <»t >ii\ ι
Mr l(i*i ι 'it'll K. li:i ·(·»!) «!«·*· I :i i m «*« I · 'The
Dcalhoi Arnold' admiral» y. The I >: ι -
m ι ciililb il "The Last Loal' —a lli.ΙΙΙιιι»'
I·γ·m!nr-ifoit—was then acted, forming one
ol the ι iche>t treat» ι lut ννι· have ever
had in Iliraiu. (exccjUiny thr oyaien.)
Mis. Mary K. Fuller and M is s Nellie M.
Iv i m 1>:ι 11 won golden opinions lor (lie mii·
pa^iugly I»c*:itillI'ul manner in which tin·)
reptvsriiii'd tin· wile and «laughter o|
Mark Aiditou, (lie Drunkard, (ably pel
sonated I>y Fled O. Baston, a student :»i
Bovtdoiu Collegii) who had been lured to
hi> ruin Ly Caleb Hanson, (Α Κ. Γ.
(ioo^iti") once a rejected suitor of Μι».
A>iiiou, and now pi iiting for the haul of
her daughter. His son, ll iivry Hanson,
11. L H. Hatch) being his rival. Mean·
while, Diek Bustle, the baker, (Jame*
Kvam. .Tr.) and Tom Chubb* the -duller·
inbutcher, stutter and sputter lor the
hand of Patty Jones, (Hannah Buckuell.)
Time rollii on and Harvey and Diek r···
turn from China.wealthy,and just in tiun;
lo find their Iriendtr reduced to tin- 1 r*«t
Loaf, and about to be turned into tlif
street. The Drama closes—the curtain
falls on a scene of jwace, happiness ami
gratitude, while the Hand plays "Houi»'
Sweet Home." All acted well their part,
but I he droll soh mnittj of Sam'l W. < * on !<i
as Tom Chubbs brought down the ho-im\
The receipts were $4<\no. and the Drama
was repealed Wednesday evening, real·
izing £17.<»0. The fixtures remain t"i
tue Congre galionalists, who were t<> ΙιοΜ
a Levee Wednesday evening, lôth. tu aid
in furnishing their new church. Succe.
to them. Little we care in Hiram M'
sectarian lines or creeds, but clasp hand
over them, wailing hopefully for ?he
"(iooil Time Coming" when the Angel ol
Hen Iladad's dream shall write nsa>lho.»c
who love our fellow men. W.
Hiram, Dec. 7th, 1871.
Mr. Char ins W. Perry has sold his val
uable farm to Jacob Ha/en, Ksq., of N·
At tho Bucket Factory-ui Albert Slan·
wood, and the Salt Box Factory of \\
W. Watson, al South Waterford. a lai»«
amount ol lumber is to Ihj hauled the
present season. To these two establish
ment s the ι illiigt owe» much lor the busy
appearance il presents, *avs the Agister·

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