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Orleans Independent Standard
A. A. EAKLE, Editor.
Barton, Tuesdayt Oct. 12, 1869.
Term of the Standard $2,00 in advance and
o paper discontinued until all arrearage are
paid except at the option of the publisher.
Rate ol Advertising:
One column, one year. 88-5,00
Hal column, 6.
One fourth column, 30,00
One tqaare 12 lines , or loss one year , 8,00
One square three weeks, 1,50
Legal notices at 15 centsper line,
The Great Flood.
The damage caiwd hy the almost inces
nant rains of Sunday, Monday nnd Tues
day, wan the worst ever experienced in ei
ther Vermont r New 1 runipuliire ; beyond
thin dixtrirt we have not yet heard. The
recollection of the oldest inhabitant can
revert to nothing like it. In wholesale de
Htruction of railroads, bridges, &e., it ex
ceeded all it predecessors. Travel by cars
tho past week lias been almost totally sus
pended. We had no mail from the south
from Saturday night to the following Fri
day night, when we received the St. Johns
bury and Lyndon paper, containing from
two t five columns each of accounts of
the flood, and also the Boston Journal of
Monday, which being printed before the
flood, said nothing of it. We have heard
of no great destruction in this county, and
we are inclined to think our people have
been more highly favored than those fur
ther sont!i of us, though we have not es
rajied. Much damage was done at North
Troy,but what it was and what the amount
we cannot learn. There were two wash
out on the railroad between North Derby
and Newport one of fifty feet and ten
deep, and one 'of 2" feet and the same
depth. Between this village and the Land
ing there was a washout ff ooO feet, the
track being carried away into the fields
The road m injured in sections its entire
length, and the cost of repairs, including
it bridges, are estimated at ?2",(oo. We
hear flying rumors that Montpelicr is a lo
ner by $100,000 ; that the village was all
afloat; that the horses from the stables of
a hotel had to be removed to the hills for
aafety. Reports from South Ilurdwick are
of the worst kind, but very indefinite.
Oraftsbury loses all her bridges with one or
two exceptions. (Hover is not very badly
used, save in one school district, while Bar
ton is extremely well used, "Crystal Luke"
absorbing much of tho falling waters and
proving our salvation. Morrisvilleis again
in affliction; the bridges all being carried
away, among them the new one across La
moille river at that place ; it is but five or
! I week since Lamoille county nau a
flood on its own account, when great de
struction was experienced, and now she has
a repetition of it. In Sutton the highways
and bridge are damaged not a little, most
of the bridges in town being earned away.
It will cost from o00 to $1000 to repair
them. It has damaged private property to
no small extent ; among the heaviest lo
aent are Mr. Aaron Gray, James B. Knox,
Hon. J. P. Ingalls, Hosea Garfield, James
Gray and J. S. Whitney. The main street
in Wheelock is washed out to the depth of
four or five feet. Stephen Cree's new shop
was damaged about $"J0t, mid Horace I'.ra
ley'a grist mill $1200.
We take the following accounts from the
Lyndon Union, the St. Johnsbury Times
and the Caledonian .
On the I'assumpsic, the two open rail
road bridges and the Cahoon covered
bridge, all close together, were swept away,
and tho bridge at Lldad Koot's in Kirvit.
89 bridges in Lyndon have gone 27 pub
lic, 10 private and 2 railroad bridgos. The
damage to the road has been considerable,
though trilling compared to the destruction
of bridces. Fences, pumpkins, loirs, drift
wood, Ac., are scattered over the meadows
in promiscuous confusion.
At Hull's mills tho water broke over the
railroad track a little below the line of Ca
boon's door yard, and cut out a river chan
nel four feet deep and 20 rods long, along
the liighway and railroad, connecting with
the regular channel just below the mill.
A treight train loaded with wood was stand
ing on Hall's side track, just opposite the
house of Mr. Chose and Sir. Russell. As
the track washed away this train fell pnrtlv
over and broke the current, otherwise both
of these houses would have been undermin
ed. A it is, the channel cut is but a few
, feet from their doors. 1$. F. Lincoln, who
has once before had to take the attic in his
new house, was this time driven completely
out. Last spring the water filled his cellar
and came up just to the sills of the house,
It was not a supposablc case that it could
reach any higher than the highest, and
consequently but a portion of the furni
ture was moved out of the first story, until
the water came bubbling up through the
floor, when there was a rapid moving of
articles irom hrst to second story. It was
' too late however, to take up the carpets,
which remained through the flood far be
low the surface. The water came up nearly
to the top of the lower sash in the first sto
ry. Mr. Lincoln's barn, with his year's
aupply of hay, was taken from its founda
tion, carried a quarter of a mile below, mid
deposited on the I'cnnett meadow. The
road in front of Mr. Lincoln's house is
badly cut out. Most of the dump at the
end of the new bridge leading to Ly.ndon
ville Is gone, and a part of the new dump
south of Lyndonville is non est. B. F.
Lincoln &0o. are hsavy losers in lumber.
They had at their mill and in the river
above nearly 1,000,000 feet of logs. The
boom gave way, and let everything down
stream. But this loss probably saved them
a greater, a the mill and the company
houses would unquestionably have been
carried away if the boom bad stood. At
Lyndonville Henry Hubbard's new house
was underpinned and settled two or three
feet. Joseph Morrison's barn was also tip-
Sed part way over, and his family were
riven out of the first story of the house.
Palmer's blacksmith shop at the Corner
was damaged considerably and the carriage
shop of Mr. Hoyt came near going oh". The
stream cut under one corner and flowed
with full force through the planing room,
carrying oh" machinery, belting, kc.
.Something stronger than the word "fresh
et " is necessary to distinguish the charac
ter of the recent inundation. We have had
high water, overflow, freshet, or whatever
you may cull it, every year, but we never
before hist Monday, had a touch of what
Noah experienced in his day. The rain
commenced to fall in earnest early Sunday
morning, and continued unabated until
Monday night. Monday niorningthe brooks
were overflowing and by noon the stream
which flows through this village had got
above high water mark, and reached it
highest point about sundown. The I'as
sumpsic overflowed its banks Monday morn
ing, but did not reach its highest rise till
atstut 10 o'clock Monday night, at which
timo the smaller Btrcams had gono down
considerably. It was not till Monday noon
that any alarm for the safety of property
was experienced, and even then the Pas
suinpsic threatened nothing more than
usual in times of high water. But the
smaller streams, at that hour, were higher
than they had ever been known before and
were still rising. Last spring the I'assump
sic Came UD two or thren f,.t l.wrl.r,, I,.,
had been known in twenty years, but
last Monday it improved four feet on its
highest mark. Last spring the water just
touched the corner of General Chase's barn,
some ten feet higher than the usual sur
face of the river. On Monday last, the
high water was four fi ft flhnuA ill ft uilla
In the highway the water has seldom set
back more than half way from the Chase
bridce to the Backlin pnmpr Knf tn Mon
day the road was covered from the bridge
to John Bly's house, and Bly's barn was in
the water to th tm f ) ti,u Arr
The damage occasioned bv the flood has
been immense. Mrtofih
section liave been built with a slight mar.
gin above the highest water mark, and, as
a matter of course, are now distributed be
tween thoif old localities, and the Atlantic
It is difficult to estimate the loss of the
Messrs. Fairbanks. Jt is heavy, as a mat
in the former case they would have had all
summer to recover in. I hey were this
fall driving their works to their utmost ca
pacity. Orders for scales were very pres
sing, never so much so before, and they
would have been unable, with, all their
force, to ship all the scales ordered before
navigation closes. The present season they
have worked over 600 men, were melting
fifteen tons of iron dailv. and have comple
ted and sent off 800 scales a week. A ith
all the energy they can put into the re
building and repairing, tney will hardly
be able to fully recover themselves before
winter closes in. But although the loss is
heavy, and the damages severe in loss of
material, machinery and time, there will
be no serious interruption in the scale ma
king business. With such energy and en
thusiasm was the repairing of damages
commenced, that at one o'clock Tuesday
the blacksmiths re-commeneed work, and
at half past five the same day all the ma
chinery the west side of the river was run
ning again, a new bridge spanned the riv
er, and in three days connections were
made with the shops the east side of the
river, and the machinery started up in the
shops this side.
In West Burke the water cut a deep
channel across the street. In East Burke
the new bridge in the village is gone, and
a hole twenty feet deep cut out in the up
per end ot tho street near the buildings,
A Warnirjff Voice from the Prison 1 a boy again; I see home as plainly as
O I 1 . - i i 1 .1.
fjglj, ever, a una lamer, a uear mumer, umb
ers ana sisters, all rise betore me, not omy
Charles Orme. recently executed for mur- once, they are always with me now. fcven
der at Stroudsburg, Pa., attributed all his sleep I see them; pleasant thoughts,
sufferings and crimes to the use of intoxi- 7u say. O, God, if I only could get rid
eating liquors. Prior to his execution he
The Greatest Miracle of All.
No man ever had so many biographers as
ter of course, not less than $50,000, J
would have been very much less had it oc
curred in the Rpiing instead of the fall, u
nises were cleared out in the first storv.
the boom was carried awav and the people
alarmed generally. A bridge near White's
school house above Kast Burke, is gone,
and the one below Bugby's hotel near the
Walter mill.
The floom in Beni. Allard's mill was
carried away and with it nearly 20,000 feet
of shingles. The long floom and dam at
Silly's mill are destroyed.
Iu Waterford a great deal of damage
was done to the roads and bridges. On the
road leading from Lower Waterford to
l'assitmjwie there is one place washed out
to the depth of twenty-five feet, which can
not lie repaired much short ot one thous
and dollars.
In Barnct and Peaeham the highways
ure badly damaged and bridges gone. Care-
lul estimates place the damage to the high
ways in Barnct alone at $2,000. Tho corn
crop on the river was very little of it se
cured and is either washed away or badly
damaged. On Mondav night the people
of Barnet were fearful lest Harvey's Pond
which supplies water for the factory would
break awav and sweep the village, and
many of them sat up all night. It did
break away during the night but fortunate
ly did very little damage. Tho frame of a
mill, raised last week by Mr. Norris at
Norrisville w:; swept awav. A land slide
occurred on the Monroe nide of the river,
at least half an acre of earth and trees hav
ing slid down into the river.
Howell's starch factory in Peaeham was
carried off with 1000 bushels of potatoes,
reven bridges are reported to have been
swept away, and the road from Peaeham
to Cabot is almost entirelv gone so that a
new road will have to be fmilt for most of
the way.
The freshet over in New Hampshire
seems to have been fully as disastrous as in
Vermont. The Ammonoosuc has the name
of being "wild," and itwastrueto its name
Mondav. From a gentleman who came
from Carol, N. 11., Mondav afternoon, we
a in the following particulars: About the
middle of the afternoon the dam of John
T. l.ieavitt, in Carol, was washed out, with
considerable timlier. Xhis accumulation
of water, timber and flood wood swept down
the stream a mile and a half to l.ounsevel
& Colbum's mill, carrying away their boom
with about forty feet of the dam, and near
ly fcOO,000 feet ot unsawed lumber, rassing
alone down two and a half miles to the
mill of Burbank & Church, it took off their
mill entire, with machinery and all there
was in it ; also a bridge just below the mill.
The next dams were in Bethlehem ; John
Pierce s dam and canal were considerably
damaged, and Ira Richardson's dam car
ried on entire.
We learn that J. M. Thompson of the
Glen House, White Mountains, and his
cook, Major lluckins, were both drowned
by the freshet on Monday. They went into
Mr. Thompson's mill to remove some ma
chinery, when the mill was swept ott" and
both were drowned. These men are well
known to all who have visited the Glen
House, and both leave families Mr.
Thompson leaving a wife and three sons,
and two daughters. Major Huckins was
formerly cook at the Parker House, Bos
ton. There are a thousand stories afloat con
cerning the amount of damage done in dif
ferent places, many of which are fabulous1.
We have endeavored to give only those
which we have good reason to believe arc
true. Among the reports is one to the ef
fect that the grist mill at Lisbon, X. H..
was carried off with $25,000 worth of wool
belonging to James Hale. Also that there
are 20 bridges gone on the Central railroad
between St. Albans and White River Junc
tion. Also that the bridge at Montpelier
is destroyed.
Since the above was in type our southern
mail has arrived, from which we learn that
the flood was far worse in the southern
part of the state than here, and it extend
ed into Massachusetts and New York. We
have not time to insert but little more. In
Brattleboro, we learn from an extra of the
Record and Farmer, that the damages to
that town and vicinity are fully $300,000
terrible to contemplate ! while three or
four lives were lost, two women, a man and
a child certain. The Record says, among
other details :
"Almost every resident of Brattleboro is
to a greater or less extent a sufferer by this
watery scourge which has passed us by, and
lett us thousands of dollars poorer than we
were on Sunday last. The damage to the
roads and bridges which the town will be
lged to rebuild, and repair, and the
money for which will be necessarily raised
y taxes, cannot lull short ot -iO,UUU."
This is what the town loses as a corpor
ate body, the rest of the vast sum is shared
by private citizens, in sums large and small.
One firm loses $15,000. Esty & Co., the me-
odeon makers lose 100,000 feet of lumber.
The town of Plainfield suffered terribly,
'oncoming ravages of the flood here,
we take the following from the Watchman
and State Journal :
Monday morning it was apparent that
much damage was being done to the high-
wavs. At one ociocK p. m. the Lfreat
'.rook had swollen so that it was with dif
ficulty that the dam of Channing Hazeltine
was saved, as well as the bridge below.
Word then came that nearly every bridge
between Plainfield village and Pcrkiusville
had been carried away, and the road nearly
destroyed. This news was very soon veri
fied by the long pieces of timber, and piles
of plank then came floating down stream.
Our attention was next turned to the
Winorwlfi river which was ranidlv risinsr.
Soon the saw mill of Willis Lane began to
tremble and fall. 1 hen the brick grist mill
commenced to crackle, and about dark the
grist mill and saw mill fell with a terrible
rash. But the work ot ruin did not stop
here ; the water was running three feet deep
through and under the shops, and it was ap
parent that they too must fall. The build
ings were cleared immediately. Soon a
loud crash came, and two more buildings
loll. The waters immediately closed over
tho scene, and ten minutes after not a tim
ber of any mill was to be seen.
The waters next pressed against the
shops of Mark M. Tage with such force
that they were swept out ot sight in an in
stant, the dwelling houses next stood in
daDger, and several were cleared of their
contents. It was thought at one time that
Mr. Lane's house and barn would be swept
away, but fortunately were left. A barn
and part ot the house ot 14. la nor were
carried off. Darkness closed over the scene,
and spectators could do little but watch,
the rairins elements. It was terrible to be
hold. The loss to Mr. Lane is nearly or
quite $7,000, and to the village alone cer
tainly 520,000, and to the town ana to otn
er individuals $10,000 more.
The little village of Quechee in Windsor
county, is a great sufferer. The factory of
J. C. Farker & Co., is a complete wreck
says the Woodstock Standard, and the
company lose at least $25,000. Daniel I.
Cusbing lost nine acres of corn, some 20
ton of hay, about 75 bushels of beans and
nearly all his roots. His loss is quite large.
Peter Morin lort 34 head of superior long
wool sheep which he had reared with the
greatest oare. These are the largest hisses.
There are scores of smaller ones. Thajoss
to the Windsor Manufacturing Co,,
Windior, is $20,000. The loss to the Wwd
siA'k EaiUoad is j.lwed t ?10,00l,
oi them, 1 think 1 could dwell on any otn- jesm, Christ Notwithstanding a strong
sent the following letter to the Philadel- ers with some degree of comfort, to what I religious prejudice against any other than
phia Inquirer, with a request that it be nw feel ; yes, even on the shameful death the gospel record, every season brings new
..... t ' i j t . it. r i a. .. . -
published: am conaemnea w aie; anyming, uut compilations of the lite ot tne Redeemer,
':STROCDSBCRa Jail. I write this in what I have lost; lost through drink. I Foes and friends are alike compelled to le
the hope that it may be the means of ar- Give an ear to this advice ; it is the ad-1 gort to the same sources for the materials
resting the attention, and saving Borne Vlce or a dyug man dying in nis eany cf their story. Four gospels are the inex-
young man from the path that leads to manhood, through the accursed cup, that haustible fountains of all these streams,
death and hell blights and ruins in this Twteth like a serpent.' Think of your Isaac digged again the wells of water
world and fixes destiny in the next, amidst friends now, lest the time come when the which the Philistines had stopped after the
the darkness of eternal night ; for the sa- thought of them will be worse than a scor- death of Abraham. Christian writers would
cred volume declares, 'No drunkard shall P10n 8 stlng- Oh I if you seeanyone tread- nave to do a similar office for the gospels,
inherit the kingdom of God.' Oh ! that I lnK the downward path that leads to death if they were not altogether too deep to be
could portray the horrors springing from and hell, speak kindly to him; you know stopped by an unbelieving criticism of a
the first glass, you would shun it as you not the power of a kind word. I do not hundred hostile biographers of Christ. Is
would the road in which death in its most forget one who has spoken kindly to me it not strange that skeptics should become
hideous form was lurking ; would to God slnce 1 nave oeen here ; how heartily i j such admirers of the meek and lowly Je
I had died before I knew the love or pas- tninlc of them ; a kind word first led me to 8Ug that they cannot refrain from making
sion strong drink can bring to its poor, de- noPe tnat tle who hates sin might yet he His matchless life another volume? When
luded victims, for then I would have had merciful to the sinner. I know you all Dumas writes an enthusiastic cookery book
kind friends to weep and think kindly of hate the crime that brought me here; but we know that it is in his heart. When
me, as in solemn silence thev gazed into when vou saw 1 had none 10 8Peak klndly Kenan writes a sentimental biography of
my tomb; but now my earnest praver to though hating my great sin, you pitied me, Jesus, do we know as much?
God is, that no one who ever knew me may a r" wretched sinner, and showed me Strauss rejected the supernatural in the
tnat mercy, divine mercy, could even rcacn gospels as simply impossible and absurd.
one so vile. Renan knew that in this. Strauss simnlT
" Oh ! young men of Stroudsburg most begged the question, and therefore he rids
of you have seen me, most of you have himself of the miraculous by declaring it
spoken kindly to me, and have acted as I unhistorical, and therefore utterly imprac
well as sjioken. Ihe offer of a book or
ever hear anything about me. May God
in his mercy grant that no more innocent
people may suffer on my account.
"Oh, young man, by all you hold dear,
shun the cup, the fatal cup if not for your
own sake, in God's name, shun it for the
sake of those you hold so near and dear.
iou may think you are able to take a
drink and leave it alone when you wish ;
let me entreat you don't try the experi
ment, for when it gets hold it rarely ever
lets go. It not only destroys you. but
friends must suffer also. It may bring a
grave; make an old man of a kind, good
father before his time not to mention
brothers and sisters, who must share the
sorrow. These things arc of daily occur
rencc; and this is not the worst, for it has
incited the mother to murder her innocent
babe, the husband to imbrue his hands in
the blood of his wife, for whom he would
have willingly laid down his own life.
Pause ! think well before you touch the
cup! Remember, you not only venture
your own prospects and happiness, but all
you hold sacred is involved. Don't say, I
can take a drink and leave it off; theclian
ees are against you; and even if they arc
not, is it right? is it honorable to risk the
happiness of others to gratify your own evil
appetite? Would to God that one year ago
I could have seen strong drink as it really
is, stripped of all the ornaments thrown
over it by those engaged in the traffic ;
could have seen it as a sure and swift road
that was to lead to my present unhappy
condition in a felon' cell, with the pros
pect of a shameful death. Is it surprising
that I would try to save others from the
same fate? I know that I have neither the
talent nor the education to plead the cause
paper may be little to you, but to me it
was a great kindness. Oh ! do me a great
er kindness still take my advice kindly ;
it comes from a criminal, it is true, but my
whole heart goes with it ; it ought to be
more effective because coming from one
who has run the course and has experi
enced its terrible results. I might tell you
more of what I have seen whiskey bring to
its dupes, but my article would be too long.
I close giving you the advice a good moth
er gave me : Iveep out of bad company,
iind don't drink. Don't let this pass un
heeded, as I did. You see what it has
brought me to. God keep all that read
this in the right path, is the prayer of one
who, for the sake of loved ones, prefers to
tign himself, Charles Orme."
Kyeuate. Our sketch of the early set
tlement of Rvegate last week was correct
so far as it went, but we have since learned
more of the particulars of the settlement,
that the reader will find interesting. The
company of Scotchmen who had determin
ed to emigrate to America was not very
large, but with the characteristic prudence
of the race they formed an association and
drew up a code of laws or regulations for
the distribution of companv property and
the general regulation of them all. The
company was lormed in 1 2, David Allen
ana .lames vt hitelaw being chosen as
agents to go to America and buy land
March o, 7o, they took passage on the
brig "Mattie," arriving in Philadelphia
the 24th of May following. In the sum
mer of '73 they explored the back part of
me provinces oi ew lort. rennsvivania.
of temperance, but I can tell what the use Maryland, Virgtniaand North Carolina.
of intoxicating drinks has brought me to. They then fell in with Dr. Witherspoonof
Can I do less, under the circumstances,
than give a word of advice to some thought
less ones ? Praying (if so great a sinner as
I may pray) that God may bless it, and
make iu truthfulness do what hearing
could not, be the means of saving some
from a drunkard's end.
'For one short moment let your fancy
carry you to this cell. You will see me
write this with my hands ironed ; irons are
on my limbs and I am chained to the floor,
Do you ask what brought me here ? I must
sav, whiskey. Is it strange in me to lift a
warning voice against that which has done
me so much harm? Thank God, I have
New Jersey, an old Scotch Presbyterian
and rather taking in his wavs. who sold
them an undivided half of the township of
Kvepate, as mentioned last week. Having
surveyed the town, and by lot, drawn the
south halt as the separate property of the
company, then went to work and surveyed
it on in lots of from 10 to 00 acres each,
Jesigning to make every lot equal in value.
There were two or three lots of 150 or 200
acres, but these were in an undesirable
part of the town, and, lacking in quality.
were made equal to the others by quantity.
hen the survey was completed, the town
had been divided into 400 lots, with 24
acres reserved for a school lot and 3W) acres
below Tickle-nicked pond, reserved for a
mill privilege. Oen. hitelaw and his
friends evidently had some high notions.
ticable in the work ot a true biography.
This is criticism nith a vengeance. Scien
tific men are rejoicing in the wonderful
discoveries made.n regard to the constitu
tion of the sua'and stars. Just imagine
them to have begun the study of the solar
spectrum with this principle unalterably
determined, namely, that no lines should
be recognized as having any meaning or
authority tTiat were not to be found in the
spectrum of a farthing candle. This is the
way in which men of genius in Germany
and France have studied the sun of Right
eousness, and have given us poor, ignorant
believers the benefit of their studies in
what they call "Lives of Christ,'
Burglars mast blow up the safe before
they can secure the treasure. So hostile
biographers feel they must shatter the gos
pels before thty can destroy the divine ele
ment and influence in the life of Jesus.
What can exceed the coolness with which
they apply their powder to the empty
holes drilled with a bit of imagination !
The last bold genius in this line, writing
the "Jesus of History," says :
The first gospel may be assured to rep
resent the traditions, etc. The second
would be founded almost exclusively upon
the first ; and the third would be derived
partly from the first two gospels, and part
ly from other sources of information, etc."
The fourth is dismissed altogether by
this erudite biographer, though Renan
himself was nore condescending than this
in his treatment of the aged and beloved
Now is not this a beautiful specimen of
the wisdom of this world ? Matthew "may
be assumed;" Mark "would be founded,"
and then again perhaps he would not ; Luke
however, if agreeable, "would be derived"
from things in particular and general,
while John is altogether too decided and
deep for any attempt at manipulation. So
the biographer discourses, and in so doing
reminds us of the feelings of those Arabs
whom Davis overheard when he was mak
ing his excavations in the neighborhood of
ancient Carthage. Their subject was the
harvest. "This is December," said one of
these humble followers of the Prophet;"
"then comes April and then January."
Davis, anxious to enlighten his assistants,
William Ewart Gladstone.
A London weekly paper sketches the
Man of the Hour in these words :
There is a portrait which from the shop
windows stares you in the face in the midst
of very ordinary-looking royal highnesses,
serene dukes, and eminent preachers, and
elicits from the town man to his country
cousin the words, " There's Gladstone."
It is a heavy, gloomy face, -rocky, mas
sive, and seamed with age, weariness and
feeling. The faults of photography are
just those which exaggerate the prominent
characteristics of this dark face ; but at its
worst aspect these carte de visile, as such
portraits are foolishly called, no sane man,
no gentleman, ever having used one for a
visiting card, will reproduce its leading
features at its most unfavorable aspect. As
you look into it you say ; " Ah, and so that
man has achieved his highest ambition ; he
is de facto a constitutional king, much more
powerful than President Grant of America,
over a sixth part of the globe, eight mil
lions six hundred thousand square miles of
territory ; and what he does, think or says,
can materially affect the well-being of
nearly two hundred and fifty millions of
people, actually one-fifth part of the human
race ? He is the chief Minister of the Crown
of the most ancient monarchy in Europe,
the leader of the most brilliant and elo
quent public assembly of the Mother of
Parliaments, and of the freest people in the
world ! He started in life as a Liverpool
lad, the son of a merchant of that town.
He was schoolfellow to Charles Kean, the
actor, who fretted his little life away amid
paint and spangles, and now lies dead, aged
sixty ; while Gladstone, with his Eton ed
ucation, his double first at Oxford, his luck,
his pluck, his undoubted hard work, is at
about the same age the most popular min
ister that we have known for years, most
powerful, too hardly excepting Count
Bismarck who will pull down the Irish
Church, and in a contest with the House
of Lords, will beat that historic and august
assembly. And yet he does not look very
happy. Is it worth while being Prime
Minister, after all ?
Some such reflection the face must call
Scored and scared as it is, we see in
Senator Sumner on Annexation.
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the General's mind. A country and a city
residence were thought of at that early day.
It was perhaps supposed bv the members
of the company that as they were to make
a beginning in the wilderness, in order to
keen one another company, they would
build their houses near together and have
At all events, the
inid off a city of
400 lots, with streets, avenues and parks,
located at the upper end of Tickle-nick
pond, and halt a mile south of what is now
ltyegate Corner. This city was recorded,
and is now a part of the town records. The
understanding originally was that each
member who took country lots should be
entitled to an equal number of lots in the
city. If the city was ever built up no tra
ces of it outside of the town records re
mains. The farm of Pringle Gibson stretch
es over a part of this ancient city, and a
sight of this beautiful farm is worth more
than a visit to half the cities. Union.
The Income Tai.
earth, separated from me by 'the great wat
ers,' who believe and trust (that wherever
I am) I am honest and respected. God
forbid that they should ever be undeceiv
ed. . Oh ! is it not hard to pray to God that
your dear father and mother, brothers and
sisters, your early plavmates and friends the farms further back. A
may never hear abou't you, or you from "nf f 1 w to wok and
' .1IVO Irktii with ctraAta iv.i
them, when one word would be more pree
ious than untold treasure.
"A kind word from strangers is treasur
ed up as something precious, as God knows
it is to me. To keep you from such a con
dition, I write this, hoping you will take it
in the spirit in which it is given. I write
it earnestly and sincerely, trusting that
God may bless it to your use. If you are
ever tempted to drink, think of this advice
and the circumstances under which it is
given, and may heaven help you to cast
the cup from you. Don't parley, or you
are lost. Say no. Stick to it. Once or
twice will be enough. Tempters will see
that you are firm and respect you the more
for it. Don't be alarmed at being called a
teetotaller. You may be greeted with a
laugh or jeer. No matter, you win respect,
How often have I wished I could say no,
and stick to it, when asked to drink, but
my 'guess not,' or 'think not,' was always
taken for yes, or, if I said no, it was known
that I did not always stick to it. A com
panion who worked by my side was never
asked but once, for his 'no' meant no. Try
the power of an emphatic no, when asked
to do wrong, is the advice of one who has
lost all for the want of a little firmness at
first. If I could only tell you all I have
lost lost friends, character, home, all that
makes life dear, through drink, by not say
ing ' no,' when asked to do wrong. I could
have said it. God gave me understanding.
I knew right from wrong, but I flattered
myself I could go so far and then rein up ;
now I am lost. God in his mercy grant
that this may keep some young man from
treading the same path. 'Taste not, touch
not, handle not,' is the only safe course.
Don't believe in moderate drinking, there
is too much danger in it. There is no
drunkard living but thought he could leave
off when he wished. As I write this I see
a fond mother's face, 1 hear her last words
to me, low and sweet, as she bade her boy
God-speed, and said, 'Be a good boy, shun
bad company, and don't drink.'
"I see a kind, good father, trying to keep
back the tears as he gave the same advice,
telling me at the same time to 'be mindful
'of God and He would not forsake me.'
Alas ! all was forgotten, and the result is a
felon's cell, and soon, perhajm, a shameful
death. Is it any wonder I should try and
warn others? Say you, 'that many drink
and do not what I have done?' All true;
but none do as I did but what drink, not
w .1 11 1
one. iou say a man can taitea urinic and
not be a drunkard, for God's sake don't
try it that is what ruined me. All say
at first, 'whiskey shall not be my master
I am too much of a man for that.' God
help them ; how soon they find out that he
who said, 'Wine is a mocker, strong drink
raging, and that he that is deceived
thereby is not wise,' knew more about it
than they. Let a man write all his life
time and he can utter no greater truths ;
it mocks all our hopes, blunts all the sen
sibilities and kind feelings that God has
given us, and sinks us lower than thebeasta
that perish: whereas God made us in His
own image. Is it not a mocker? It has
ever done harm. The first recorded in
stance is that of Noah, the only man God
saw fit to save with his family, when he
destroyed the world. How sadly was he
mocked by it, cursing his own son. There
has always been a curse with it ; the bible
is full of warnings against it. For God's
sake, heed them, and 'if sinners entice
thee, consent thou not.' Would to God I
could put on this paper what I feel, J think
some one would pause before taking that
which steals away the senses. But my
thoughts wander not where I want them ;
not to scenes of drunkenness and dissipa
tion, but to home .home I . Would to God
I could banih it from my mind. To-night
January, and that the next month would
be February, and then gave thein the oth
er months in their order. Ali, overwhelm
ed at this eztraurdinsry erudition, replied:
'There are men who know every day in
the week, every day and week in the month,
every month in the year, and by the head
of the Prophet, Ali, you are one of them !
Ba! ba! ba! ba! how vast this knowledge
is ! What a fund of learning he possesses '
The following table is based upon the
official returns from the income tax for
1S68. The sum placed against each state
is so much a head of the whole population :
Massachusetts, $4 12
Maine, 39
New Hampshire, 72
Vermont, 47
Rhode Island, 2 38
Connecticut, 2 07
New York, 3 07
New Jersey, 3 07
Pennsylvania, 1 10
Deleware, 1 15
Maryland, 1 75
West Virginia, 30
Kentucky, 68
Missouri, 58
Tennessee, 23
Ohio, 92
Indiana, 48
Illinois, I 19
Michigan, 96
Wisconsin, 58
Iowa, 41
Minnesota, 58
Kansas, 57
California, 5 31
Oregon, 3 00
Nebraska, 98
Nevada, 17 77
It is seen that the trading centres and
the specificproducing states bear a tax very
much greater than the agricultural sections
of the country. The same is true with the
states. The residents at the centres of
trade pay the great proportion of the in
come tax. Yet there is no class of the
community better off or more independent
than the farmers.
State Elections. Elections are to
take place this fall as follows :
Wes A'irginia,
New Jersey,
New York,
South Carolina,
it extinct passions yet not so extinct but
that the underlying fires may burst forth.
The head is large, and very fine ; the ear
low, but too large; the brain power, from
back to front, enormous; the hair, thin and
iron gray, is worn from the forehead, which
justifies the novelist's adjective of "mas
sive ;" the eyes are deep, and gleam from
under strong, thick eyebrows, so deep that
some one said out he must nave Deen
" spoony " that looking into them was
like looking into a universe." The nose is
cogitative ; the mouth stern, cruel and vin
dictive; the chin square; the jaw shuts
with a vulpine expression, and exhibits
immense power. The face is a remarkable
face ; its possessor was once called " hand
some Gladstone." It is, perhaps, as hand
some now as ever ; but it never was attrac
tive. Two historical faces are somehow
recalled by it when you look at it two
faces set against each other in their day
the oneis Strafford, who lost his head
through Laud and Charles I. ; the other is
Oliver Cromwell, who was at the back of
power which took all their heads away.
But Gladstone has not the singular, hand
some charm of Strafford : nor, although
more than the age, has he the warm ten
derness and sweet affection which shines
out of the best portraits of rugged, war
worn Oliver Cromwell ; but dress up Glad
stone in a buff suit, a lace collar, and the
singularly handsome, but richly plain
dress of a Puritan leader, and you would
be carried back to the seventeenth century,
such is the type of a face.
A man by the name of Zeke Eads, in
Green county, is strangely deformed. He
is without ears and never had any. He
gathers sounds through the medium of bis
mouth, and can hear anything said in an
ordinary conversation. Equally strange,
his hair is black, with white spots nearly
is large as the palm ol a man s hand in
terspersed through it. He is about forty
five years of age, and the happy possessor
of 13 living children.
Asthma. The climate of California is
ttaid to be a sure remedy for this distress
ing complaint. A man from Upper Cana
da, affected with asthma from his birth.
went to California in 1867. and as soon as
he entered the tropics the complaint left
him. He writes to a friend in Quebec on
the 15th of last month "the asthma knowa
me not here, I can breaths like other
men." SJitrbroott GastUe,
Tabarch Allah (may Allah be blessed!)
Verily he and his kind are men. What
are we 7 isehaim lasses.")
Verily he and his kind are men who
know evury one of the four gospels, and
how each one is derived, or founded, or
compiled, and what are we in comparison
with this giant of human learning ! If Ali
and his companions ever acquired the ru
diments of a common school education,
their awe of their employer would have
sunk to the level of an humble apprecia
tion. We are confident that men in gen
eral, and christians in particular, know
enough already to keep them from being
overcome with admiration for such exhi
bitions of scholarship as these vain i mag in
ations in regard to the gospel records.
But, after all, the miracles are the chief
stones of stumbling for these biographers,
who attempt to give a history of the king
and deny the existence of his crown and
kingdom. Never did we realize the extent
of the stumbling they might occasion until
our attention was turned to Dr. Bonavia's
"Contributions to Christology." We are
familiar with the fact that superstition will
degrade, but who will doubt the power of
skepticism to stultify, after reading the sug
gestions of the learned doctor quoted with
admiring approval by a leading quarterly ?
According to this hypothesis, Christ was a
powerful niagnetizer. It is then acknowl
edged that this theory will not account for
all the miracles, but, after making liberal
allowances, it is said that "the insoluble
residuums will be very small." This result
is shown by a classification of the miracles
in Matthew. One class of sixteen are
claimed as explainable by the magnetic
theory, after making some allowance for
exaggeration in the record. But four oth
er classes, inclusive of twenty-two miracles
have to be subject to some other treatment
before they could show any signs of melt
ing. Class two, consisting of five miracles,
are openly, hopelessly, and utterly "aban
doned as unexplainable by animal magne
tism." Certainly we have no predisposi
tion to find anything comical in the des
tructive efforts of modern skepticism. But
if any one fails to perceive the absolute
absurdity of this hypothesis, in connection
with the classification made in its support,
he would see nothing ridiculous in the con
undrum which requires us to throw away
the "daigua" in order to make a beautiful
town in western New York like the land
of Canaan. From this classification of
the miracles just take away the "daigua,"
and all that is left will correspond exactly
with our magnetic hypothesis. That stub
born, "insoluble residuum" must take care
of itself, if it refuses to submit to the laws
of animal magnetism. Believers need fear
no spiritual leanness from hearing such
suggestions of the adversary. It will be a
wonder if some do not grow physically fat
with the exercise that results from such
exhibitions of critical foolery.
Christ by the Spirit wrote Hia own life
neither the evangelists, nor any who fol
lowed in their footsteps, could have con
ceived and written such a life unaided by
the Spirit This life of Christ is a well of
salvation. These lives, written by infidels
are mere bubbles, blown with hostile breath
and, though brilliant with the rainbow
hues of an earthly sun, nevertheless go out
into nothing, and leave no drop of health'
ful moisture for a thirsting soul. Neva
Yorl Observer.
When a new opinion or doctrine comes
before you, do not bite till you know wheth
er it is bread or stone; and don't be sure
that the gingerbread is good because of the
gilt on lb
As Eicht Yeaks' Pkstilexoe. The
Friend of India says : It is almost impos
sible to conceive anything more deplorable
than the state of the fever stricken villages
of Hooghlv and Burdwan. The magnitude
of the calamity and the utter helplessness of
the people, while they excite our pity, al
most lead us to despair. In the short space
of eight years the fever has, it is calculated,
swept away two-thirds of the inhabitants
of the deserted villages. In some places
the mortality hits been far greater. When
the East Indian Railway was opened, Pan-
dooah was a flourishing town, numbering
6,971 souls. In 1862 the fever appeared,
and since that time 5,222 persons have
fallen victims to its attacks ; and the mis
erable remnant wander like spectres round
their malaria-stricken home, diseased in
every limb, and bearing on their pinched
and saddened faces the unmistakable marks
of a lingering but early death.
The state of the children, who have
lifetime of work before them, is even
more deplorable than that of the grown up.
" I do not think," writes the Sanitary Com
missioner, after visiting these villages,
" that I exaggerate when I say that five-
sixths of the children under eight years of
age have spleens four times as large as nat
ural. Infants are to be seen like famished
object, bearing the expression of pinched
and ghastly old age, their ribs starting out
wards, and the usual tumid spleen bulging
forward with ominous convexity. They
more resemble the monstrosities one sees
preserved in pathological museums than
anything else. An atmosphere of silent de
spair seems to hang over the worst villages ;
and no wonder, for everything is rotting
the air, the ground, the vital organs of the
people. Those who are not destroyed by
malaria are disabled; industry is cramped ;
agricultural operations are impeded ; mis
fortune and misery make their appearance ;
the people lose heart, and become the prey
of bodily and mental distress such as would
overcome the very strongest."
Defective drainage and impure drinking
water are the two chief sources of the disease.
The following are Senator Sumner 8
remarks, at the Worcester Conven
tion, on the relations of Canada to
the United States :
Sometimes there are whispers of
territorial compensation, and Canada
is named as the consideration. But
he knows England little, and also lit
tle of that great English liberty from
Magna Charta to the Somerset case,
who suppose that this nation could
undertake any such 'transfer. On
each side there is impossibility. I
allude to this suggestion only because
it has been made in the public press
and been answered from England.
But the United States can never be
indifferent to Canada, nor to the oth
er British Provinces, near neighbors
and kindred. It is well known his
torically that, even before the Declar
ation of Independence, our fathers
hoped that Canada would take part
with them. Washington was strong
in this hope ; so was Franklin.
The Continental Congress, by sol
emn resolution, invited Canada, aud
appointed a commission, with Ben
jamin Franklin at its head, to form a
Union between the Colonics and the
people of Canada. In the careful in
structions, which were signed in be
half of Congress by John Hancock,
President, the Commissioners are,
among other things, enjoined to re
mind the Canadians that ' it is our
earnest desire to adopt them into the
Union as a sister colony, and to se
cure the same general system of mild
and equable law for them and our
selves, with only such local differen
ces as may be agreeable to each colo
ny respectively,' and further that in
the opinion of the Continental Con
gress, their interests and ours are in
separably united.' (Am. Archives,
Vol. V. v. 412, ith Series.) Long
ago the Continental Congress passed
away. Long ago the great Commis
sioner rested from his labors. But
the invitation survives not only in the
archives of our history, but in all
American hearts, constant and coutin
uing as when first issued, believing, as
we do, that such a Union, in the full
ness of time, with the good will of the
mother couutrv, and the accord of
both parties, must be the harbinger
of infinite good. Nor do I doubt
that this will be accomplished. Such
a union was clearly foreseen by the
late Mr. Richard Cobden, who, in a
letter to myself, dated London 7th
November, 1849, wrote: 'I agree
with you that nature has decided that
Canada and the United States must
become one for all purposes of inter
communication. Whether they also
shall be united in the same Federa
Government must depend upon the
two parties to the union. I can a3
sure you that there will be no repe
tition ot tne poucv ot 1 1 b on our
part to prevent our North American
Colonies from pursuing their interests
iu their own way. If the people of
Canada arc tolerably unanimous in
wishing to sever the very slight thread
which now binds them to this country,
I sec no reason why, if good faith and
ordinary temper be observed, it sho'd
not be done amicably.' Nearly twen
ty years have passed since these pro
phetic words, and enough has already
taken place to give assurance cf the
rest. Reciprocity, which is so often
desired on both sides, will be trans
figured on both sides, will be transfig
ured in union, while our Plural Unit
is strengthened and extended.
The end is certain ; nor shall we
wait long for its mighty fulfilment.
lis beginning is the establishment of
peace at home, through which the na
tional unity shall become manifest.
This is the first step. The rest will
follow. In the procession of events
it is now at hand, and he is blind who
does not discern it. From the frozen
sea to the tepid waters of the Mexi
can Gulf, from the Atlantic to the Pa
cific, the whole vast continent smi
ling with outstretched prairies where
the coal fields below Tie with the in
finite corn fields above teeming with
iron, copper, silver and gold filling
fast with a free people, to whom the
telegraph and steam are constant ser
vants, breathing already with schools,
colleges and libraries studded with
inland seas where fleets are sailing
the whole interlaced by river3 which
are highways, and 'poured round all
old ocean's flood,' all this will be
the Great Republic, one and indivisi
ble, with a common constitution, a
common liberty, and a common glory."
Eugenie's Voyage to the East.
A Pari3 letter, in speaking of the de
cision of the Empress to take her pro
posed voyage to the East notwithstan
ding the critical condition of the Em
peror's health, says :
It seems an imprudent thing for
Her Majesty to leave the Emperor in
his present condition, and you ' may
feel assured that fche herself, has no
disposition to undertake it under the
circumstances. She does it only un
der the pressing entreaties, I may say
almost the commands, of her husband.
He alleges to her a3 his motive that
it is impossible to disappoint the Sul
tan after allowing him to go to so
much expense to prepare for her re
ception. But behind this motive there
is a stronger one. The truth is that,
weak and suffering though he is, His
Majesty is just now most anxious to
get rid of his consort for a time. Her
departure will be the signal for the
return of Prince Napoleon, who is
now traveling. The Emperor is not
satisfied that the Regency of his wife
13 the best calculated to protect the
interests of his son. It i3 believed
that he was not entirely unprepared
for the speech delivered by Prince
Napoleon in the discussion on the Se
natus Consultum, as some of the offi
cial journals pretended. Certain it
is that he had an interview with the
Prince immediately after, and that
nothing transpired in connection with
it to lead to the inference that he was
seriously displeased with it. There
are many even who feel convinced
that the speech was more or less in
spired by His Majesty. The Empe
ror has no doubt satisfied himself that
the only chance his son lias of reign
ing is to place him under the tutelage
of his cousin. The reactionary ten
dencies of his consort and her affilia
tions with the clergy would prove fa
tal to her chances of assuming the
reins of government without resist
ance. Hence his anxiety to get her
away and keep her abroad until the
convocation of the' Corps Legisiatif
and the selection of a new Ministry
determine the course of events."
fiREEN'S medical and KEWS DEPOT I
Wholesale and Retail.
Warranted Genuine.
INFANT Bruthes
In great varictv.
Shoulder Braces,
Pocket Knives,
Rubber Syringes,
Glass Syringes,
Legal Cup,
Fools Cap,
and Note Taper,
Steel Pens,
Writing Books,
The Erie Slaughters. Griffin,
the engineer whose carelessness caus
ed the massacre at Mast Hope, is let
off scot free except that Judge Bar
rett, before whom the case was tried,
told the jury that their verdict was
"against law, and justice, and an out
rage against humanity." "You viola
ted the obligation of your oath," he
said "a plain, simple obligation to j
render a verdict against every parti-!
cle of evidence. I am astonished that
you should in thi3 way set aside the
law aud violate your oath ; and I trust
that the spirits of the dead, dying,
bleeding, and burnt victims of Mast
Hope will rebuke you as long as you
live." Newspapers everywhere stig
matize the verdict as cowardly. It
is stated further that John Bowen,
the man who confessed having dis
placed a rail, therebv causing the ter- The Depot will always be found open, and
rible railroad disaster at Carr's Rock, ; tbose wishing to buy, win get an equivalent for
by which twenty-seven lives were lost,
was on Saturday sentenced at Milford, j
ra., to ntteen years imprisonment,
and to pay a fine of $10,000.
Pure Wines and Liquors, for Medicinal use.
Call and see me, and price the Goods. Goods
can be bought at a
at Green's Medical and News Depot.
furnished at Publisher's Prices.
Boston Live Stock Market.
their money.
For the Week endin; WeduestSaY, oet 5,
Amount of Stock at Market.
Cattle. Sheep. Shotes. Fat Hogs. V
lSt.9. '
Accident. A painful accident occurred
on Thursday afternoon, 30th ult., in Mr.
Faton's factory to Miss Harriet Thornton,
who was employed there, bhe was wiping
the card prepartory to closing for the night
when her right arm was caught in the ma
chinery and drawn in and badly mutilated,
cutting out piece? of flesh and tearing out
some of the cords. Her heart-rending
screams pierced tc every part of the build
ing and although help was at hand it was
some minutes before her arm could be ex
tricated. Her left hand was also cut, but
no bones being broken hopes of a speedy
recoverv are entertained. Sherbrooie Ga-
The Maine senate stands : 28 republicans
nnd 3 democrats, a democratic gam of one.
The house stands: 113 republicans to 34
democrats, with four districts to hear from.
Last year the house stood: republicans,
121, democrats, 30. The real republican
majority this year, adding Chamberlain
and Hichborn's vote is 17,0o6.
Hie Vermont Lmon says: while at
Wells River the other day. Tannan Stev
ens, Esq., of Newbury, gave us a first-class
"local." Still man jenne was at work for
him one d:iv last week on the east nVint
ment of the Haverhill bridge, and 20 feet
below the surface of the ground, dug out a
gold watch. The cold cases were well pre
served but the hinges were rusty, so that
it was opened with difficulty. It was 35
years ago that the place where the watch
was found had been filled in. Stevens at
that time had charge of the filling, but
heard nothing about a watch being lost. A
mysterious circumstance in the case is
that some three or four feet above the
watch was found a part of a shirt sleeve
made of fine cloth, r This leads some to
smell foul plity. When the mystery is
cleared up we hope Mr. Stevens will let
us near irom mm.
By no means put yourself in another
person's power; if you put your thumb be
tween two erinders, tbev are very apt to
This week, 4S7 2579 4400
Last week, 2923 99,56 400 4000 40
1 year ago, 3784 15,933 100 5250 50
Bietes Extra $12,75 a 13,00 "1 Per 100 lbs. on
First qual 12,00 a 12,50 1 the tot'l weicht
Second do 11,00 a 11,75 ( of liide.taliuw,
Third do 8.00a 10,75 J dressed beef.
A few single pairs, ?6,00 a 7,75.
Poorest cows, bul.'s, &c, 00.00 a 00,00.
Noniinals, 100 a 225
Steers and slim oxen, 80 a 100
Slim to fair, 40 a 70
Extra, 75 a 120
He'fers and larrow cows, 30 a 50
with great care. ETRemember the place,
Main Stbeet, - - - Newport, Vu
J. Y. GREEN, Pro'r.
August 28, 1869. 35tr
15 A II T O X L A X I) 1 N G
Fair, per lb. 3 a 6
Extra, ' 0 a 0
By the head 2,00 a 4,50
Bnchton, per lb. 10 a
Country lots. ' 8 1-2 a 9
Lest, per lb. 20 a 25
Brighton, per lb. 8 a 9
Country, " 7 a 7 1-2
Sheared, 50 a 62
Country, erecn, 0,00 a 0,00
Dry, 0,60 a 0,75
Wholesale, per lb. 10 a 11
Retail. " 10 a 12
A Rascal. A fellow registering
his name as II. C. Montague, came to
the Passumpsic house previous to the
Carton fair, and procuring a team of
A. X. Bryant, went up to that fair
where he peddled some kiud of a pain
killer, or other nostrum. Returning
to this place, he told Mr. Bryant that
he was obliged to make a large re
mittance to the "home concern," and
could not pay him for his team until
after our iair. After boarding at the
hotel and using Mr. Bryant's tarn
during our fair, he proposed to ge to
Lyndon and collect some bills due
him there. From Lyndon he tele
graphed Mr. Bryant that business
called him to Glover. Bryant smelt
a large mice, and went to Glover, al
so, lie there learned that Montague
had gone to Hardwick. Taking
along a deputy sheriff from Sheffield,
Bryant followed joq to Hardwick, and
then to Montpelicr, where he found
his team at the Pavilion stables, but
Montague had ''vamosed the ranche."
Returning home on Monday, Mr. Bry
ant found the streams very much
swollen. At the second bridge below
John Clark's on the Marshfield road,
the horse Bryant was driving got in
to the flood in crossing where the
bridge ought to have been, and togeth
er with wagon and driver, were swept
down the stream. By cutting the
harness, the wagon was permitted to
float away, and man and horse swum
out. After considerable more trouble
Bryant reached home with his team
but about $40 out of pocket. The
Passumpsic House is also out $14,
the board bill of Montague and lady.
There is a horrible story, too hor
rible almost to be told, even of Span
iards, that when the Cuban rebels
came near capturing Las Tunas the
Spanish garison set fire to the quar
trel or prison, containing 130 prison
ers of war. The quartrel was a wood
en building, situated apart from the
city, but surrounded by wooden slave
pens, and the Spanish arc said to have
bolted its heavy doors and burned it
to the ground with 130 human vic
St. Thomas has had three several shocks
cf earthquake. On the other eide, Vesuvi
us is pouring out molten lav by the river.
The subscrilers, liavinir been appointed by
the Honorable Probate Court tor the District
of Orleans, Commissioners, to receive, examine
and adjust all claims and demands ot all persons,
against the estate of EPHRAIM PADDOCK,
late ot Craftsbnry, in said district, deceased,
represented insolvent, and the term of six months
from the 28th day of September, a. d. 1869, being
allowed by said Court tothe creditors of said
deceased, to exhibit and prove their respective
claims before us:
Give notice, that we will attend to the duties
of our appointment at the dwelling house of
Adna R. Pike, in Craftsbury, in said district,
on the 3d day of November and the first Wed
nesday of April next, at one o'clock m the after
noon, on each of said duvs.
ALVAH R. FRENCH, irnmmr,.
Craftsbury, Vt. Oct. 7. a. d., 18G9. 41w3
A good assortment of
Hair Vigor,
For restoring Gray Hair to
its natural Vitality and Color.
A dressing which
is at once agreeable,
healthy, and effectual
for preserving the
hair. Faded or gray
hair ts soon restored
to its original color
'tetth the gloss ' and
freshness of youth.
Thin hair is thick
ened, falling hair cheeked, and bald
ness often, though not always, cured
by its use. Nothing can restore the
hair where the follicles are destroyed,
or the glands atrophied and decayed.
But such as remain can be saved for
usefulness by this application. Instead
of fouling the hair with a pasty sedi
ment, it will keep it clean aDd vigorous.
Its occasional use will prevent the hair
from turning gray or falling off, and
consequently prevent baldness. Free
from those deleterious substances which
make some preparations dangerous and
injurious to the hair, the Vigor can
only benefit but not harm it. If wanted
merely for a
aothing else can be found so desirable.
Containing neither oil nor dye, it does
not soil whito cambric, and yet lasts
long ou the hair, giving it a rich glossy
lustre and a grateful perfume.
Prepared oy Dr, J. C. Ayer & Co.,
Practicai. and Analytical Chemists,
". KtlCE $1.00. ,
For sale by WM. JOSLtN & SONS, Barton
A new and extra line of
Barton Landing, Sept. 28, 1SG9.
Have you Headache ? Use Renne" Mapie Oil !
Have yon Toothache ? Use Renne'i Mapic Oil !
Have you Neuralgia ? Use Kenne's Magic Oil"
Have you Rheumatism ? UscKenne'iMabicOil!
Have you Sore Throat ? Use Renne's Magic Oil !
Have you Sciatica ? Use Renne's Mapic Oil'
Have you a Bruise ? Use Renne's Mapic Oil 1
Have yon Cramps ? Use Renne's Magic Oil !
Have you Cholera Morbus ?
Use Renne's Magic Oil !
Have you Lameness ? Use Renne's Mapic Oil !
This is the Best Family Remedy, to cure all
kinds of Pain, yon ever tried.
It is clean, safe and delicious to use, and if y oa
use it faithfully, it will do you food t
Directions on each bottle. Buy it of the draff
gist or merchant where you trade. If they nave
not got it on hand they will send for it, at your
request, and sell you the Genuine Pain-Killinic
MagicOil. at the manufacturer's lowest price at
Wm RENNE, Sole Proprietor and Manufac
turer, Pittsrield, Mass.
EPSold by Druppists, Merchants and Grocers,
nd by Wm. JOSLYN & SONS, Barton. Iy6
A good blacksmith, to whom good wage and
steady employment will be given. All debts due
the subscriber must be settled by the first of No
vember, or they will tie left with an attorney,
special agreements excepted. First come first
served. 40w3
HUBBARD & SON House, Sign and
Carriage Painters. Barton, Vt. Imitators
of Wood and Marble, Paper Hangers, Glaxiers,
c, &e.
M. HlllBAKD.
JN. WEBSTER Photographer, Barton Vt
Also AgentforVcrmontMutnalFire Insur
ance Company.
I ? H. LITTLE Proprietors theBarton Ho-
? 'Bartn, Vt. This House Is within five
rods of the depot, The Stages all stop at this
House. Also a good yvcrr i conaeciiop with
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