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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.
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