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BABTON, VERMONT, FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 1868.
WHOLE NUMBER 638. VOTTJ ME 13-mnVIBER 14. BP S I NESS PI BEOTOBY. L. II. IIISIIEE, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW NBWPOKT, VERMONT. Special attention paid to the collection of all planus against the government. J. T. ALLE.N, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW. NBWPOBT, VERMONT. C1IAKLKS I. VAIL, ATTORNEY, BOUNTY & CLAIM AGENT. mABBUBPH, VHKMONT. " UALE At KOUINSON, ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW BAKTON, VKB1CONT. OEO. N.DALE. J. B. K0BIN80N. Tensions, Bounties and all Military Claiinsprc- cured. J1. W. GKOUT, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW AND CLAIM AGENT. BARTON, VERMONT. Will attend the Courts in Orleans and Caledonia Counties. SAJMIE s1'ASWJ11, DEALER IN PLOWS, TINWARE, FLOUR. IRA8BUROH, VERMONT. Also Horses to let at all times, and general job and team work. done. Satisfaction given. eTe. haw son, watchmaker and jeweller. BARTON, VERMONT. Dealer in Clocks, Watches, Jewelry, Silver and r 1 atcd Ware. J. JN. WEUSTER, PHOTOGRAPHER. BARTON, VERMONT. Also Agent for Vermont Mutual Fire Insur- ance Company. HALL Ar JOSLYN, DEALERS IN DRY GOODS.W.I.GOODS.&c. BARTON, VERMONT. A good assortment of Hardware, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Flour. Salt, Nails, Clothing, &c. HM. JOSLYN & SOJNS, Apothecaries and Wholesale Druggists. BARTON, VERMONT. H. II. LITTLE, PROPRIETOR O F THE BARTON HOTEL. BARTON, VERMONT. This House is within five rods of the depot. The Stages all stop at this House. Also a good Livery in connection with the same. J. E. D WIN ELL, FURNITURE DEALER AND REPAIRER. GLOVER, VERMONT. Best of Furniture always kept. Sofas, Loun ges. Curtain Fixtures. Bureaus. Bedsteads, Mir rors, Picture Frames, Stuffed, Cane and Wood seat Chairs, Tables, Cribs, Cabs, Cassino's Spring Mattrasses. Furniture repaired. A good as- sortment of wool, oil and hemp carpets, room paper, oak chamber setts. &c. furniture repair ed and made as good as new. Coffins and Cas kets ulways on hand. M. ti. SAKGENT, MANUFACTURER OF BOOTS AND SHOES NEWPORT, VERMONT. He makes the best article of boots and shoes in he county. Best material used and first class workmen employed. 50tf For the Standard. Consistency. Consistency a jewel is, And one of rarest worth ; For very seldom is it found Within our little earth. In ancient days I've heard some say, 'Twas oftener seen about ; But like some changes fashion makes, It doubtless has gone out. 'Tis keeping up appearances That wrinkles many brows, The awful ban of holy ton, Would be the height of woes. Gold gives position, and for these ' They all their lives contend ; For to these seekers after place, Virtue's no recommend. Should slander, malice, jeolousy, In hatred seek to mar A character of spotless worth. Pours not the oil of kindness, On the heart of suffering man, Thinks not perchance that he may need, A good Samaritan. JSIon ami, you and I will live Fast by the golden rule ; Be happy in the station God Designs that we should fill. Seek not too eagerly for wealth, Spending in weary toil The hours of peace and joyousness, Which God has given all. Bow not at the shrine of gold, Forgetting to lift above Our hearts to Him in gratitude, For all his boundless love. Northfield. Zana. The Highway Bobber. Heedlessness. Alas ! I have walked through life Too heedless where I trod ; Nay, helping to trample my fellow worm And fill the burial sod. Forgetting that even the sparrow fulls Not unmarked of God. The wounds I might have healed! The human sorrow and smart ! And yet it never was in my soul To play so ill a part ; But evil is wrought by Kant of thought As well as want of heart. Hood. "Now, Charlie, you will have to ride fast if you get home by dark." "I don't expect to get home before dark," I answered, deliberately but toning my gloves, while my sister flut tered around like a human specimen of the humming bird tribe, and her husband, the steady-going city lawyer, regarded her with pleased admiration. "There, there, Sybil, you will strangle me outright if you tie any more scarfs around my neck. 1 am not an Egyptian mummy, although you seem to have some such impres sions in your mind. "Well, but Charlie, what will Mi riam say if you take cold. "Dose mo with hot foot-baths and syrup of squills, I suppose. Come, I must be off. "Did you put the money in your inside pocket?" asked my brother in-law. "Certainly I did two hundred and fifty dollars of my own, and five hun dred of Mrs. Morey's. Upon my honor the temptation to bid adieu to my native land and depart for Cali fornia abscond, in short is rather a strong one." "We will send a policeman in charge," said my brother-in-law dryly. "It will be mortifying to your rela tions, but that we must endeavor to endure." So, after a little more careless ban dinage of this sort, I jumped into my little open wagon, pulled the little plush-lined robe over my knees, for the October evening was sharp and frosty, although brilliantly clear, and drove briskly away through the gold and liquid sunset. It was a long ride that lay before me some seven miles into the coun try, through lonely, picturesque roads, shut in by magnificent pine trees and W. I. CRANE, ATTORNEY AT LAW, SOLICITORIN CHANCERY, AND CLAIM AGENT, NEWPORT, VERMONT. 60 tf L. V. EDGERTON, PROPRIETOR OF IRASBURGH HOUSE. IRASBURGH, VT. Stages leave this House daily for Railway Stations. GRAMiEY, SKINNER At PARKER, dealers in BARTON LANDING, VERMONT, Agents for Nails, Plows, STOVES,&c.,at Whole sale and Retail. 21 II 25 A. M. RLGGLES, M. D., OMCEOPATHIST BARTON, VERMONT. J. N. WEBSTER, LIFE AND FIRE INSURANCE AGENT, BARTON, VT. UU II BAUD & M O K S E House, Sign & Carrie Painters, BARTON, v.MONT. Imitato.s of Wood Marble, Paper Hangers, Qiicrs, &C, &c. . , P. H. MORSE. M. HUBBARD. . G. F. BELKNAP. AIR DRESSER, BARTON, VT. nwell's Building, next door to Crystal Lake ' Hotel. Shaving, Hair Dressing & Shampooning Done in the Best Order. II. P. BALLARD Ac Co., PRODUCE COMMISSION MERCHANTS. For the sale of Butter, Cheese, Lard, Tallow, Eggs, Beans, Peas, flour, Grain, Hops, Wool, Poultry, Game, Venison, Green and Dried Fruits, Cotton, Tobacco and all kinds of Country Produce. 332 Washington St., New York. Also Agents for the Great United States TEA WAREHOUSE. All orders promptly attended to References .North River Bank, N. Y. City ; Da vid Muir, 2 Broadway, N. Y. ; Ballard & Bro., Richmond, Va. ; D. G. McCotter, 141 Broad way, N.Y.; Smith 4; Maynard, 15 Courtland St., N. Y. ; II. L. Simson, 186 Washington St., N. Y. ; J. T. Whitebouse,25 Oourtland St., N. Y. ; D. S. Havens, .Southampton, L. I. Magniloquence. Hear the suck ing dove of the Mobile Tribune, upon reading the N. Y. Tribune's article entitled "Impeachment is peace :" "There is a sulphurous volcanic rising over the Northern laud ; and by the lurid light that gleams along its borders we can see houses in flames and fields desolated, and outraged women flying with disheveled hair to hide their shame, and mastless hulks with bloodstained deeds drifting rud derless on sea3 whitened no more forever with the canvas wings of com- mouldering ruins would topple over and fall with the jar upon the air of a single footstep upon their side walks, uui me iootstep is not here. 'Impeachment is peace !' It is the sort of peace that Satan brought into the Garden of Lden when he made Adam impeach Eve before the Most High. Impeachment is not peace. It is simply turning on the gas that is manufactured in hell; it is put ting the door ajar for the entrance of the troop of horrors we have pictured above. Impeachment of the President by Rumpian Barebones Robespierre for adherence to the Constitution he had sworn to support, is a certain sign that Government has gone and anarchy has begun, as the sinking of the sun behind the West ern hills is a sign that the day is gone and the night is coming. 'Impeach ment is peace !' Then peace is hell on earth !" LOOK HEItE FOLKS. DANIEL R.HUNT having located in , Barton Village, on Water Street, op- 1 1 posite the Marble Factory, to perform I jj SURGERY upon old Boots and Shoes by adding to the Feet, making good the Legs, binding the Broken, healing the Wounded, men ding the Constitution and supporting the body with new Soles. Advice gratis. And last but not least, BOOTS and SHOES FOR SALE. Any one wishing a good pair of Boots or Shoes will please call and get them made of the best stock. Barton, April 19, 18G7 16m6 SURGICAL AND MECHANICAL DENTISTRY. 17 M. PERRY, the old and experienced Den . tist of Orleans County is still at Barton, and in readiness to attended to all work pertain ing to his profession in a prompt and efficient nanner. Also to ttKhWL vrLhnnt nam. by the use of Nitrous Oxide Having one of the best Apparatus in use. Charges reasonable as those of any respectable Dentist. Please call. Advice gratis. Barton, Oct. 23, 1867. T,ANDREW JOHNSON, DRUNK, T CAN'T SNUB GEN. GRANT, SOBER. Something New ! No more Fractions in cast ing Interest! No more hard work in Figures! New Book, New Rules, and easy one too ! Casting Interest at any rate per cent. Drafting and Calculating Machinery. Measuring Lum ber, Round Timber, Ac. Measuring Hay and Grain in Mow and Bin. Fractions made easy : yes, reduced to the comprehension ot a boy. Making Alloys, Metals, Solders. Dips lor Silver Platers. Bleaching and Dyeing, and many valu able Rules and Recipes. Book sent, post-paid, for 50 cents. Address C. K. HARLOW, Box 685, West Meriden, Conn. llnio ATOTICE From Distant Friends. The friends of Q. M. Putnam D. McMill an, in this village, have received a few days later intelligence from him, from South America. At the time he wrote, he was well, and had been, since the death of his wife. His young daughter was also well. The cholera was, however, as prevalent and fatal as ever and to add to this, between two hostile TO CLAIMANTS. The following described property was seized by Officers of the Customs for violation of the Revenue Laws of the United States, viz : At Barton, Jan. 19, 18G8. Three Kegs Whiskey. At Valden, March 7, 1808. One Old Horse. At Hardwick, March 7, 1868. One Buggy Wagon. Any person or persons claiming the above de scribed property, are hereby notified to appear within thirty days from thn data hereof, and file with the Collector of Customs for the District of Vermont, a claim, stating his or their interest in the property so seized. Also, to execute a bond to the United States, conditioned that in case of tne condemnation ot the property so seized the obligors will pay all the cost and expense of the proceedings to obtain condemnation ; Otherwise I shall proceed to advertise and sell said property accaiding to law m each cases made and pro- T1UCU. GEO. J. STANNARD, Collector of Customs. Custom House, District of Vermont, Collector's Office, Burlington, March 16, 1868. I2w3 war was raging armies, and an engagement was soon expected in the immediate vicinity of Mr. .McMillan s estancia. He was making arrangements to leave the country at once, and will probably do so unless more fortunate and favora ble circumstances occur to detain mm. The relatives of Capt. James M. Ayer have also received later news from him. dated Bupnns Ayrps, PpIv 4th. He had learned of the death of his father-in-law, Gov. Flnna, and nlh- er friends, and then gives a vivid de scription of a shipwreck which oc curred on his way from Montevideo to Rossarie. They sailed on the 24th of January, and that night a fearful storm arose, the ship struck and ran fast aground, and the next day, fortunately, a schooner came along, and Capt. Ayer and his wife, with two or three other passengers safely reached Buenos Ayres. Capt Ayer writes that a very large number had died ot the cholera in the prov ince of Buenos Ayres, but that it had then considerably abated, and that if he could make arrangements, he should estalish himself as a physician in the city ; if not, he probably should return home at an early day. North Star. lealless oaK lorests, and as l .was rather a lover of solitude, the prospect was by no means uninviting, and uiy chestnut colored horse trotted sober ly along the road, as if he was quite prepared for the evening's pilgrim age. I had stopped at the bank that afternoon and drew two hundred and fifty dollars for immediate use, which was in my inner breast pocket, snugly rolled away in an old leather pocket book, and yet in another pocket book was live hundred dollars entrusted to my care by my brother-in-law, for Mrs. Torev a hard working old widow lady, who dwelt just beyond mv own W- J -- .. for her, and this was the result a gratifying surprise to the poor old creature, whose means were painfully limited. As I reached the entrance of the wooded road, or rather the spot where the wooded road branched away from the more universally trav eled main turnpike, the sun sank be low the horizon, the refreshing cool ness and the delicious air of twilight, all scented with piny odors and the musky perfume of fallen leaves, began to pervade my lonely path. Involun tarily I slacked mv reins and looked around the sweet, woody solitude, however. A single person sat on the trunk of a fallen tree just within the edge of the woods an old woman clad in a worn brown cloak, with a quilted black hood on her head. As the clear ring of my horses hoofs sound on the road, she rose up a tall bowed form, and recommenced a weary gait, like one a little refresh ed by rest. As I overtook her, a vague feeling of compunction entered my mind some dim and unfeigned recollection of my old mother, now long dead and buried, floated across my memo ry, and I checked Baron instinctively. " Vv e are going the same way, will you ride ?'' I asked. V ith some muttered formality of thanks, the old woman hobbled to the side of the wagon. I put out mv and to assist her, but with an agility that was little short of marvelous she sprang up to the seat beside me. " hy, you are very nimble for your years, good mother, I said pleasantly size and strength of my muscular com panion far exceeded my own, and the consequence of a hand-to-hand strug gle would scarcely be in my lavor. One thing I fully realized that it would be the wor8t and most disas trous policy to evince any conscious ness that I had penetrated the flimsy disguise adopted by the ruffian, and drove on in silence, though the cold dew stood like beads upon my forehead. Was I a coward? The reader may smile as he glances over the faithful record of my feelings and sensations, but it is far different to read these by. a snug fireside with Policeman No. 225 patrolling in front of your door than to act them to live them out, as it were in the desolate f a forest road, with no aid near, and death riding at your right hand. I have been placed in situations of more than average danger in my day, nor have I shrunk from them ; but never did I feel such an overwhelming, helpless sense of terror as brooded over my whole being at that instant. I am not a coward, but the blood boiled still in my veins like some current that is slowly turning to ice. "What is that?" I ejaculated sharply as something fell with a sharp metallic ring on the oil cloth carriage floor. My companion stooped with confused haste. "Only my snuff box, sir, But it was no snuff box; it was something that gleamed long and dark and ghastly like a knife in the uncertain twilight, the one instant that I caught sight of it, It was but for an instant the next it was deftly concealed beneath the folds of the worn brown cloak. Well, there could be no longer the slightest doubt as to the meaning and end of all this thing. I might as well make up my mind for the worst. But with a dogged resolution that sometimes comes in the moment of extreme peril, I determined that this ruffian should reap no actual advan tage from my unprotected situation. With a gradual series of apparent ly unconnected movements, I advanc ed my left hand towards my inner pocket and drew out Mrs. Torey's pocket book, letting the hand fall carelessly on my knee in the dusk. Then alter a minute or two of appa rent carelessness, I hung my hand over the side of the wagon and drop ped the pocket book a little beyond a huge old gnarled stump whose to calitv was well known to me. It and look about us, Friiz," said Ethan. I do believe there is something wrong." Could I lie there and know that the last mite of help was drifting from my reach. With a strength that is frequently characteristic of mortal peril or mor tal agony, I threw up my arms and caught my enemy round the shoulders, rolling down the steep bank with him. The suddenness of the attack deprived him of all power to use the knife, which most of all, I dreaded, and the impetus we gained from the downward descent aided me in my struggle. He relaxed his hold upon my throat, and I screamed : "Help 1 help 1" I shrieked in hasty accents. Thank heaven 1 they were heard. Ethan turned abruptly and sprang toward me with a cry of sur prise and terror. two was an instant oi desperate struggle ot hand-to-hand encoun ter one wild instant of bleeding con fusion, when a sea of blood seemed to swim before my eye3, and then I lost all consciousness. When I recovered I was on the so fa in my own room, with my wife bend ing over me, and honest' Ethan Day stirring up what he called "hot drops" in a tiny kettle. From him I learned that the robber wa3 safe in the vil lage "lockup," under the guardian ship of huge Fritz, to say nothing of locks, bolts and chains innumerable. "And Baron ?" "He is safe in his stable, poor fel low. But, square, where is the mon ey you had about you ? We didn't find none on that consarned scamp when we searched him me and Fritz," said Ethan. "The money," I repeated, vaguely. And I then remembered how it had all been, and told Ethan of my de vice. Ten minutes afterwards he set forth with a lantern in his hand, and in less than an hour the money was safe once more in my guardianship. The next morning I handed it to the poor old widow. Great Men Get Baffled. Miscellaneous Items. she said in a "1 am. old "JNot very, sir, strange hoarse voice old and feeble." Old and feeble she might have been, but she was tall and largely made, with muscular arms and dsrantic frame. London Orthography. "Can you tell me how the word saloon is spelt ?" was asked of a Cockney by a Phila delphian. "Certainly, said the Lon doner, with a look of triumph; "there's a hess, and a hay, and a hell, and two hoes, and a hen." A new telegraph instrument has been invented that will transmit from 4,000 to 5,000 words per hour. ;he would have been aptly represent ed by a singular companion. As we came into an opening where the clear traces of sunset yet made a brightness in the silent air, I stooped suddenly forward ostensibly to pick up my fallen whip from the floor of the wagon to winch it had slipped in reality to obtain a glimpse of my companion s face. Merciful Father, it was dark and the bearded face a man a face light ened by deep set black eyes, with shagged elf-locks hanging over his swarthy brow, and a mouth such as ought to belong to the brute crea tion, rather than to the countenance of a man. In an instant a full and complete sense of all the danger of my situa tion flashed upon me as if a sheet of lightning had illuminated the solitary scene around us, I had been watched at the bank my errand thither had probably become known, and I had been waylaid with an evil intention. My blood run cold as I recognized all the untoward circumstances that seemed to surround me. I was not prepared with a weapon of defence, save the light whip handle in my hand, and even had I been armed, the seemwi much lilrp triiKrincr a ennd dpnl to chance ; but 1 had nothing efse to trust. Next came my own, a less import ant pocket book, but scarcely less prized. I was not rich, nor did I choose to risk the little that was my own, hard earned and carefully saved. At a curve in the road a blasted tree lifted its white skeleton arms high in the air at the foot of this specter tree I left my little treasure. Then relieved in mind, and with a certain defiance and recklessness of danger, that seemed all at once to rise up within me, I turned boldly to my silent companion. "Look here, sir," said I resolutely, "I have quite enough of your society; suppose we part company." The man threw back hig coarse cloak with a laugh. "Yes, I see you think you have made a discovery. No, I don't choose to part company just yet not until I have made something out of you." "There is nothing to make," I said cooly. I have only seventy-five cents m my pocket, and a silver watch ; if you think it worth while to incur the risk of felony for so small a gain as that. I cannot prevent you. "You lie," growled the man, seizing my throat with an iron grip; "you have that bank money about you." "I have not." "Where is it then." "Where you will not find it in a hurry." mi . j i n -i t ine next thing oi which i was fairly conscious was being thrown from the wagon on the roadside by a strong hand, and being roughly search ed while I lay partially stunned on the dewy bank. "Where is that money ?" hissed my captor close in my car. "I will not tell you." We were in the balsam scented walls of pine and undergrowth that i - - r a j- - the right side of the road. I felt his fingers tightening on my throat, but I waited my impending fate with a calmness akin to desperation. Just then the rattle of wheels, the regular beat of horses' hoofs on the smooth road struck upon my ear. I strove to cry out, but the hand grasp ed my throat with steady compressing hold. So close were we to human aid and sympthy that I could hear the well known voice of Ethan Day, one of my neighbors, crying oat to his companion : " Why it ain't a team 1 It is Mr. Alton's Baron. And, sakes alive, where is Mr. Alton himself?" " Something has happened, likely," said his philosophic companion, a farm hand, half Dutch, half Welsh, framed like a giant and as strong as Hercules. I could hear them alight from their own conveyance and walk around my little wagon, speaking to Baron and wondering in half uttered phrases of conjectures where was the missing driver ; yet I had no power to call for assistance that was so - near. I strove to shout, but my voice died away in agony. "Let us walk a piece up the road The Great Storm in the West. The Chicago Trbune of Wednesday devotes three columns to an account of the ravages of the recent violent storm in the Northwest. On Monday night the most destructive gale that has visited that section within the memory of the oldest inhabitants swept over Chicago and its neighbor hood. Over half of the new build ings of Rock Island and Pacific Rail way Company were demolished. The loss is estimated at $100,000. The walls of those structures were sixteen lucne-s imcK, even up. anu nearly twenty lect high, ihev were cover ed by an arched roof. Several other buildings were de molished by the gale, sidewalks were torn up, bridges were broken, and several persons were injured. A brakesman was thrown from a freight train and badly mangled. The draw of the Rock Island Railroad bridge was lifted from its pivots and broken in two. One man on the draw was killed and three others badly injured. Telegrams from all parts of North ern Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa and Mis souri report greater or less damages, Peoria. Illinois, suffered most severely. lwelve or htteen buildings were blown down, the damages amounting to over $60,000. At Fort Wayne, Indiana, several houses were unroofed and partly de molished, and many persons were in jured. In and near Cincinnati the storm was no less violent. Houses, bridges, churches and orchards were damaged or destroyed, trains were blown of railroad tracks, and a great many persons injured. Steamers on the Ohio were blown from their moor ings and dashed against the opposite side of th3 river. At St. Louis the damage to steam ers was very great. One was blown entirely across the river. In the city, house3, churches and railway depots were unroofed. Similar reports come from Louisville and Nashville. When the Great Napoleon had ta ken Moscow, the capital of the Czar of all the Russias, he was brought to a halt in his onward career by the impossibility of holding the many places he had taken, and of having men left for an advancing army. He with all his mental resources, was staggered to know what to do. The, Emperor Alexander ordered his grand capital to be burned over the heads of the conquering French army, and for that purpose left in the cellars and about the city several thousand incen diaries to apply the torch, when the French should have become fairly quartered in the city. It was the grandest conflagration ever witnessed by men. It baffled the ingenuity of bo &ouuuc.ro. XI - -co x -LaIo iiaa To remain on the burned and desert ed site of Moscow was impossible provisions for an army were not to be had. The country for long dis tances around had already been de vastated. To think of following Al exander to St. Petersburgh was out of the question. For the grand army of 500,000 men with which Napoleon set out from France had been left, some dead upon the numerous battle-fields along that 1,000 miles of contested way, some were in hospitals and thou sands were garrisoning captured po sitious in the rear and keeping open communication with France, there were now, not more than 100,000 men left him to go into battle with. The Russians could meet them with two hundred thousand strong. This was too great a disparity even for French valor and intrepidity. The man of supposed inexhaustible men tal resources was brought to a stand. With his headquarters in the Kremlin, the palace of the Czar, the goal of his ambition, he found that all his con quests, all his sacrifices counted him nothing. He had believed Alexander would sue for peace and be willing to make a treaty of Napoleon's own preparing. But no such offers were : iade. After some davs of fighting fire and of doubts and perplexities worse than fire, a mesenger was dis patched with a flag of truce, to St. Petersburgh with proposals for a trea ty. Alexander made no haste to give him an audience, but would see him the next day dalliauce wras the game when he had been detained as long as courtly apologies could be invented, he was dismissed with the answer thai Alexander had no propo sals to make. H rtrnffl NTarvolooa had crown anxious and now quite secluded him self from the observation of his gen erals, only Caulincourt his private secretary, was admitted much to his presence. He was in a state of men tal abstractedness. Retreat, was a new and hateful word to him. He hesitated, he pondered ; the problem was more than lie had resources to meet; he was baffled, ambition had o'erleaped itself. But delay was ru- Hopelessness is free ; hope a slave. Twere better to die than live a slave. . . Obedience is the Mother of Pros perity. On hope alone poor banished do live. 150,000 workingmen and women are out of employment in New York. The shoe market i3 more active. Awl right, at last. China has evidently revolutionized her ideas, and intends to bear an ac tive part in the world's affairs. An elegant lady of Paris eats a pound of horse steak every morning for breakfast. HiVery mother who has daughters should instruct them in the art of good housekeepin Give freely to him that deserveth well and asketh nothing ; and that is a way of giving to thyself. Fuller. llow lew read lor instruction as compared with the multitude that read for mere entertainment. Silence is the safest response for all the contradictions that arise from impertinence, vulgarity or envy If you wish for care, perplexity and misery, be selfish in all things this is the short road to trouble. Muedebs at A l b a n Y . Henry V eischel, an inmate of the r Albany Soldiers' Home, was badly beaten by two young men at a saloon on Madi son avenue, near the Parade Ground, Tuesday evening. He died from his injuries Thursday. Upon examina- ion it was found that his ribs were broken and his head and body badly bruised. He was found by officer Wish lying upon a stoop, and kindly cared for. Coroner Mulligan took charge of the body, and will hold an inquest at the Fourth District Station House. The perpetrators of the outr rage are still at large. Last Thursday night a policeman attached to the Third Precinct, Al bany, undertook to arrest Patrick Fitzgerald, a butcher, for some of fence. The prisoner resisted the ar rest. Policeman called for assistance. Four other officers responded. Pris oner resisted and fought all. The result was that the officer attacked Fitzgerald with their clubs, and beat him in a most terrible manner, and from the effects of which he may die. Dr. Armsby was sent fox, who dressed his wounds at the stationhouse. He presented an awful sight, haying bled profusely from several deep gasbes on his head and forehead.' Fitz gerald resides in the Bowery. a great boon Troy Praying Band. Zion's Her ald, the Methodist organ of the New England Conference, says of the la bors of the Troy Praying Band in Poultney district, Troy Conference : "The revivals in Poultney district this winter have been unprecedented for years. Probably not less than one thousand have been bopelully UUU MUM VUJ. months. Wherever the band of la borers, under the earnest leadership of Joseph Hillman, have been, great victories have been gamed for God Hampton, I'oultney, Salem, Fairhaven, Kingsbury, Glens Falls, Fort Edward, have been vis ited by these workers for Jesus. At Fort Edward, on the Sabbath evening of their stay there, one hundred and fifty were forward for prayers at one time. Over two hundred have been professedly saved in Glens Falls. But the good work i3 not limited to these places. Else where, a3 well, God is honoring the faithful labors of the pastors and peo ple, and Troy Conference will proba bly report a larger increase this year than for many years before." One of the most wonderful cities in the world is Bankok, the capital of Siam. On either side of the wide, majestic stream, moored in regular streets and alleys, extending as far as the eye can reach, are upwards of 70,000 neat little bouses floating on a compact raft of bamboos, and the whole intermediate space of the river is one dense mass of ships, junks, and boats of every conceivable shape, color and size. in that everybody could see: and finally word was given to break camp and prepare to return. But a Rus sian winter was now at hand. Had the French commenjeed their retreat at once after the burning of Moscow, they might have been half way back to France ere they started. But men are overruled, and "whom the gods would destroy they first make mad ; ' and now the time, a3 it had come to the voluptuous and despotic Bourbons, and as it had come to Rob espiere's reign of terror, so it had come to the ambitious Napoleon, who, mistaking his mission as an enlighten ed and humane ruler of France and the pacificator of Europe, misdirect ed his great endowment to ends of personal ambition and aggrandize ment. His downfall was deserved, and it was made signal and com plete a lesson to all the world, for all time, and for men in all stations of life that no human power can long maintain itself in systematic op pression and wrong. Napoleon came out of hi3 mad Rus sian campaign, a broken down mon arch, whose ambition had o'erleaped itself. Weak men working for jus tice and right are mightier than the strong when seeking the triumph of injustice and wrong. Watertoivn, N. Y., Reformer. an Old Form. The old form of with the words, "to the displeasure of Almighty God, and against the peace and dignity of this Common wealth." In 1851 a woman was in dicted, tried and sentenced to two years' imprisonment, for teaching a slave to read. The indictment read as follows : "And the said , not having the fear of God before her eyes, but moved and instigated thereto by the devil, did teach a certain negro wo man to read the Bible, to the great displeasure of Almighty God," &c. ' A good thought is for which God is first to be thanked next he who is first to utter it, In social life we involuntarily be neve that the person who hofd3 our own opinions is a very sensible fellow, When you are pained by an unkind word or deed, ask yourself if you have not done the same many times. Presents which our love for the donor has rendered precious, are ev erthe most acceptable. Ucid, There are very scrupulous mem bers of Christ's Church who do not even aim to learn of Christ to be meek and lowly in heart. Kirk. Be charry in giving advice. If it shall prove good, it will be forgotten ; if it shall prove bad, it will never be forgotten. "They that marry ancient people merely in the expectation to bury them, hang themselves, m hope that one may come and cut the halter Thomas Fuller. One charge i n a lawyer's bill up in tne mgut and thmKing ot your business $o. Thomas has been a familiar name in men's mouths for some time past : ;?enator Thomas, General George H. Thomas, Gen. Lorenzo Tomas, and baint Thomas. A Cincinnati housekeeper adver tised. last week "a girl wanted." He found the article on his doorstep a night or two afterward, wrapped in a blanket, and adopted it. Death may remove from us the great and good, but the force of their actions still remains. The bow is broken, but the arrow is sped, and will do it3 office. A Railway Incident. There was a noteworthy, illustrative incident on a railcar out of Springfield the other day. A big, black, but clean, and well dressed "colored brother" entered and sat down by one of the, at least formerly, "ruling race." The white man looked venom at the black one, and hissing out, "Do you suppose I am going to sit by a black nig ger like you let me get out," squeez ed by into the aisle, and took a vacant seat in front by the side of a small Yale student lad from Springfield. The latter looked at the newcomer, and saying, "Do you suppose I can sit by you, sir, let me pass out," got up, and went back to the just vacated seat by the black man. The party of the first part grew pale with added feeling, and said "Do you prefer to sit by a nigger ?" "I prefer to sit by a gentleman." "Do you dare to say I am not a gentleman ? "A gentle man never swears, or insults a man because of his color." "You shall be taken care of you impudent strip ling." When the black brother, stalwart and suggestive, spoke in, "I will take care of him, sir," there en sued "a splendid passage of silence, and the car went on, and there wa3 no assault and battery for the Wor- ooatar Polio Gniirt- Attempted Murder. At Canajo haric, N. Y., last week, a man named Ed. Stone attempted to drown his wife by throwing her into the furious waters of the Mohawk. He pushed her into the water and as she attempt ed to rise and grasp the stones on the bank he plunged her in again and endeavored to hold her down. Sev eral persons who were alarmed by her shrieks rushed to the spot and with great difficulty the brute was beaten off and the poor creature res cued, worn out with the struggle for life. The would-be murderer wa3 arrested and committed to jail to await the action of the grand jury. Those who bear misfortunes over meekly Do not persuade mankind that they and Want Are an too ntiy mated 'a to oe disjoin a, And so to it they leave them. Joanna BaiUie. "I don't know what .1 may seem to the world, but as to myself, I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother peb ble, or prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.' Sir Isaac Newton. With equal fear good citizens should dread To own a lord, or be without a head ; If Law and Fear be banished in disgrace, Chaos and outrage will usurp their place. E. J. London. Let your thoughts be fit and suita ble for the subject. Every day have higher thoughts of God, lower thoughts of self, kinder thoughts of your breth ren, and more hopeful thoughts of ali around you. I never cast a flower away, The gift of one who cared for me ; A little flower a faded flower, But it was done reluctantly. In order to keep up with the prog ress of the age, Time has abandoned tbo oojttio tni huut glltOB, Blld pur- And, with them, words of sweet breath com posed, As made the things more rich : their perfume lost, Take these again: for to the noble mind Rich gifts wax poor, when givers prove unkind. Shakespeare. Who can paint Like nature ? Can Imagination boast. Amid its gay creation, hues like her's ? Or can it mix them with that matchless skill, Ana lose tnem in eacn otner, as appears In every bud that blows. Thompson. Nature ! Great Parent ! whose unceasing hand noils ronna tne seasons ot the changeful year, How mighty, how majestic are thy works ! With what a pleasing dread they swell the soul ! That sees astomsh'd.' and astonish'd sings ! Ib. Good breeding is a guard upon the tongue, the misfortune being that it is put on and off with our fine clothes and visiting faces, and not used where most wanted at home. He who has never tried the com panionship of a little child, has care lessly passed by one of the greatest pleasures of life, as one passes a rare flower without plucking it or know ing its value. "Pa," said Charlie to his paternal ancestor, holding a Sunday school picture book, "what's that ?": . "That i3 Jacob wrestling with the angel." "Which licked ?" inquired the young hopeful. . v Daring Robbesy and Murder. The Ogdensburg (N. Y.) Journal gives the details of a horrible crime committed on the Western bound train of the Grand Trunk Railway, about two o'clock Sunday morning : A young man named Sykes, of Canton, N. Y., took the cars at Prescott, opposite Ogdensburg, and soon after starting was accosted by a man sitting near, and asked if he was not going to take a sleeping car. As they stepped out upon the platform, two men came out of the sleeping car. One held the door of the sleeping car and the other the door of the car out of which Mr. Sykes had just stepped. They then demanded his money or his life. Mr. Sykes handed over his money. watch and valise, and then begged of them to spare his life, but the heartless villains threw him overboard, hoping thereby to hide their crime. Mr. Sykes was found the next morning in an insensible condition, the vital spark having almost fled. Although he re ceived every attention, he rallied only sufficiently to give the foregoing par ticulars defore his death. The rail way company have taken the matter in hand and are determined to arrest and punish the criminals if human in genuity can succeed in doing so. Death op Judge Wilmot. David Wilmot, representative of Congress from the twelfth district, from 1844 to 1852, died at his home in Towanda, Pa., Monday, from a nervous prostra tion under which he had suffered for years. He was born in Wayne coun ty in 1814, bred a lawyer, and in early life followed the democratic party's fortunes. When the republi can party was formed he joined it, and was ever after an earnest worker for it. He is chiefly known for the Polk, in Mexican peace negotiations. From 1861 to 1863 he was a repub lican member of the Senate. At the time of his death he was judge of the court of claims. A shocking tragedy near Troy,N. Y. : A young girl, Carrie May Bill ings, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Chas. W. Billings of Troy, had been for a few days visiting her grandmother at Wynantskiil. Her cousin, Sydney Hydely, 18 years of age, was prepar ing to go hunting in the neighbor hood. He and the girl were play fully conversing upon the subject He stood facing the girl, with the gun in his hand, when it was discharged. The contents were lodged in the face and head of the girl. The top of her head was blown off, and she fell to , the floor a corpse. Fill in Eggs. At many of the towns along the Hudson river, eggs have fallen as low as twenty-six cents per dozen, wholesale. ,Butter, and in fact nearly all kinds of country produce, can be bought at many places along the river for at least fif ty per cent, less than is demanded for the same quality of goods in this section. ': r; :;r- .4 ! LI 5A l if i