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Thanks to Senator Morrill and Ed
munds for various public documents, also
to Judge Tolandfor tie same and seeds.
Over two millions a month is the rote
at which the national debt has been paid
during the last two months. Bo much
for an honest administration.
lion. C. W. Willard from the first dis
trict of this State, made a speech in the
House just before adjournment, directly
against. the popular current there in re
lation to Cuba. He took the ground
that it was an absurdity to rush in hot
haste after the insurrection in Cuba, im
mediately after we Lad with so much
alacrity and cordiality acknowledged the
new government of Spain, against which
was this revolt in Cuba. The speech is
strong, well put, and may be regarded as
the sober second thought We don't un
derstand Mr. Willard to be opposed to
a free government in Cuba, but rather
that our country shall stand by consis
tency and the Jaws of nations.
Windham Comity Court.
The April term of Windham County
Court, commenced at Newfane, on the
13th inst. But two cases were tried be
fore a jury, though a large amount of
other business was done, Hon. James
Barrett of Woodstock, presiding Judge,
Hon. Peter W. Dean, Assistant Judge.
Judge Jones of Dover, was not present
till some of the last days of the term, on
account of ill health.
Grand Jurors Ambrose Burgess, fore
man, Grafton; Timothy Vinton, Bra t
tleboro ; Joel Lyman, Dover ; A. Law
tou, Dummerston ; N. J. Bangs, Guil
ford ; L. N. Sprague, Jamaica ; A. E.
Fuller, Londonderry ; N. Higgins, M.
Newton, Newfane; L B. Puffer, Putney ;
F. Kidder, Townshend ; L. Blown, Ver
non ; D. Eddy, J. T. Perry, Wardsboro ;
F. Arnold, Westminster ; II. B. Ballou,
Whitingham ; II. F. Ballou, Wilming
ton ; Clark Stearns, Windham.
Petit Jurors Athens, E. A. Ball ;
Brattleboro, G. H. Clark, AV. H. Gould,
O. H. Carpenter ; Brookline, W. W.
Perry, Jr.; Dover, J. W. Bissell ; Dum
merston, S. L. Dutton ; Grafton, G. W.
Ayres ; Guilford, Chas. E. Alexander ;
Halifax, F. Worden ; Jamaica, S. Glea
son ; Londonderry, S. M. Hobart ; Marl
boro, L. A. Barney ; Newfane, F. Morse,
C. P. Lamb ; Putney, II. E. Eeynolds ;
Buckingham, S. S. Coolidge, J. B. Mor
gan ; Townshend, E. C. Wheeler, E.
Sawyer, J. L. Livermore ; Vernon, J. E
Hubbard j Wardoboro, N. B. Gale ;
Whitingham, S. D. Faulkner ; Wind
ham, L. Kinney.
Ninety-five new causes were entered
on the first day of the term, and upon
the calling of the old docket twenty cas
es were set down for trial by jury.
Thursday morning the Grand Jury
came into court, presenting sixteeen bills
of indktraent, and wero thereupon dis
charged. The first case tried was C. J. Anthony
v. J. F. Burrows. This was an action of
covenant. It appears that Burrows
agreed to loan $15,000, providing that
certain mortgages on lands In several of
the Western States, offered as security,
proved good, and that during the nego
tiations he advanced some $3,000, which
was paid back, and also signed certain
papers, in furtherance of and to complete
the loan of 815,000. It appeared fur
ther that one of the parties residing in
Indiana died, and his estate was repre
sented to be insolvent. Afterwards Bur
rows was sued by other parties for the
amount of the loan, which suit was re
sisted by defendant on the ground that
the securities gives him were not good,
and that he signed the papers promising
, the loan, without having understood their
tenor. .
The case was closely and ably contested
on both side, and the jury returned a
verdict for the defendant, on the ground
that he did not sign the covenant under
etandingly. Field and Tyler, and Wheel
er for plaintiff; Howe, Davenport and
Stoughton for defendant. . ..
Siafe . Lydia L. A. Pratt. This was
an indictment charging the respondent
with killing and murdering her infant
child at Grafton, Vu, Oct. 20, 1867, by
smothering it to death with the clothes
said infant then and there had on. The Ibleisover.
evidence on the part of the prosecution I
tended to show that the respondent, who
was a resident of Jamaica, applied to
the superintendent of the factory at Cav
endish for work, Oct 2, 1867 ; that he
. engaged her as a weaver ; that on the
, morning of Oct 4th she gave birth to a
child ; that she remained at the board
ing house connected with the factory un
til the morning of the 19th of October,
when she left with her child for Bellows
Falls on the early train ; that she went
" from Bellows Falls to Saxtous River,
where she was met by one Ebenezer
Kingsbury; that respondent and Kings
bury left Saxtons River with the child,
about 4 P. M., with a horse and buggy,
going towards Grafton and Townshend ;
that about 7 o'clock that evening she
- left the child on the door stone of the
house of one Bailey in Townshend, where
it was scon after found by Bailey, who
carried it to his house, and then imme
diately after notified the Selectmen of
Townshend, who proceeded on to West
Townshend, whore they came up with re
spondent and Kingsbury, and upon its
being charged upon them they acknowl
edged they left the chili there, but that
they would return, take the child and
return it to its mother, they claiming it
was not respondent's child, but one en
trusted to thera to dispose of to some
good family; that they returned and
took the child from Bailey's about 3 o'
clock Sunday morning, Oct 20; that
from Bailey's they left on the Grafton
road, passing through Grafton village
about daylight, and from thence they
went up the Windham road a few miles
beyond Houghtonvillc, when at the sug
gestion of the respondent, Kingsbury
took the child, carried it into the woods
and left it uear a certain hemlock log ;
respondent and Kingsbury then return
ed to Grafton, and thero took dinner, and
from thence returned to the house of re
spondent's father in Jamaica; that five
days after this, Kingsbury returned to
where the child was left, found it dead,
and buried it near said log, where it was
found in May, 18G8, by the officers of
justice, they being piloted to the spot by
Kingsbury, who had previously return
ed to Jamaica, confessed the deed and
given himself up to the authorities.
The defence was merely an attempt to
show that the respondent at the time of
the commission of the offence was labor
ing under puerperal mania ; also, that
there was a fatal variance between the
proof and the allegations in the indict
ment. The jury returned a verdict of not
guilty. State's Attorney Arnold and
Wheeler for prosecution ; Eddy and
Stoughton for defence.
George Ingram convicted of larceny
of $13 from Loren W. King- of New
fane, was sentenced to pay a fine of 875
and costs, and was put in charge of Sher
iff Bowker to work it out.
Sylvester P. Hale convicted of obtain
ing goods under false pretences, of Wil
lard Frost of Brattleboro, was sentenced
to hard labor in the State Prison for one
year and pay costs of prosecution.
Solomon Edson convicted of bigamy
sentenced to hard labor in the State Pris
on for six months and pay costs of pros
Wilbur Gleason convicted of bur-
clary, sentenced to the State Reform
School for three years.
George W. Shearer convicted last Sep.
tember Term for larceny of two yoke of
oxen; escaped from jail Sep. 22; recap
tured Nov. 30 ; was sentenced to hard
labor in the State Prison for six years
and pay costs of prosecution.
John Mitchell convicted of burglary,
was sentenced to hard labor in the State
Prison for seven years and six months
and pay costs of prosecution.
IMstress among: the Farmers.
We learn from the St. Albans Messen
ger that in most of the towns in the east
ern portion of Franklin county there is
much distress from the scarcity of hay
and grain. The winter set in so early
and has held on so .steadily and so long,
that the majority of farmers miscalcu
lated, overstocked, and are now obliged
to suffer. For some three weeks past
the condition of the roads has rendered
it next to impossible to transport hay
and grain from those who chanced to
have a supply, and thousands of cattle
and sheep have been kept on very small
allowance. One farmer in Montsromerv.
who had seven cows, lost three of them.
gave away three, and the other is report
ed likely to die. There . are numerous
other cases of mortality among cattle,
most probably caused by starvation, and
now that the roads have been more pas
sable, it is about as difficult to get relief
as before. Unbaled hav sells at 816 a
ton in St. Albans, but it would be nex
to impossible to cart it ten or twenty
miles in the country to reach and relieve
the distress. As for grain, there is none,
we notice that in Orleans county
there has also been much distress. In
Westfield the listers report one-half of
the farmers out of hay. It is 822 per
ton, and general locomotion impossible
But the distress among the cattle does
not seem to be wholly caused by the
scarcity of food. Several well fed cows
have sickened and died mysteriously
The Barton Standard reports that one
cow in that vicinity died after a four
day's sickness, and the back part of her
udder was black and the whole of it pu
trid, and it is believed that some un
named epidemic prevails. Happily,
spring is at hand and we trust the trou-
How Andrew Johnson tried to get
Oen. Grant out of the Country.
A noticeable article in the May At
lantic, in illustration of the intellectual
character of Gen. Grant, presents a num
ber of reminiscences and anecdotes of
its hero, that have never before been in
print, and among them the following :
Andrew Johnson attempted two years
ago to drive Grant out of the country.
It had become apparent that the Gener
al of tho army was not a follower of the
President in his reactionary course. Mr.
Johnson had sought to compel Grant to
order troops into Maryland immediately
before a State election ; but Grant s tact
and skill had defeated his purpose. Then
Johnson determined to rid himself of his
powerful subordinate. lie foolishly hoped
to find Sherman mere pliable than Grant
and he knew that if Grant ware sent out
of the country, Shermau would com
mand the army. Congress was about to
meet, and it was necessary to act prompt
ly, for emergencies might arise in which
the use of troops would be all important
to the President's schemes. So Grant,
who, from the close of the rebellion, had
been constantly urging the President to
take more decided steps to insure the
evacuation of Mexico by the French
troops, was approached with what it was
hoped would prove a tempting bait The
President first sounded him in conversa
tion, saying he wished Grant to go on a
diplomatic mission to Mexico, in conjunc
tion with the minister to that country.-
Grant at once detected the object of the
President, and declined the mission.
Johnson, however insisted, and Grant
still declined, the second time in writing,
although the President had only address-
ed him orally. After this, Grant was
summoned to the cabinet meeting, when
his instructions, already printed, were
read aloud bv the Secretary of Stat
without any reference to Grant's previous
refusal. He at once, in the presence of
the entire cabinet, declared his unwill
ingness to leave the country on such an
errand. Johnson was roused by this
persistent opposition to his wish, and ab
ruptly asked the Attorney General
whether there was any reason why Grant,
should not obey, whether the General,
of the army could not be employed upon
a diplomatic service. Grant at once
started to his feet, and exclaimed : " Mr.
President, I can answer that question
without appealing to the Attorney Gen
eral. I am an American citizen, have
been guilty of no treason or other cvime,
and am eligible to any civil office to
which any other American is eligible.
But this is a purely civil duty to which
you would assign me, and I cannot be
compelled to undertake it. An y legal
military order you give me I will obey ;
but this is civil, not military, and I de
cline the duty. No power on er.rth can
force me from it." The plotters were
electrified and made no ansiver, and
Grant, instead of resuming his seat,
quitted the room. He was n.ot sent to
Mexico. On this occasion he spoke flu
ently enough, and none can ihil to per
ceive the cogency of his utterance or the
terseness of his expression. "!fet he must
have been unprepared. He. could not
have foreseen the exigency. But the
same quality that so sudderjy prompted
the assaults on Petersburg amd Donelson,
inspired the language and the argument
that baffled the President.
The Star Spangled Banner was
hissed in a Richmond (Va.l theater, the
other night, and a number of armv offi
cers left the house at the insult to the
flag- :
the population of India is about
151,000,000, of whom 110,000,000 are
Hindoos, 2o.000.000 Mussulmans, 11,-
000,000 Non-Argans, 3,000,000 Budhiste,
and 1,100,000 Asiatic Christians.
A down-east girl being bantered
one day by some of her female friends
in regard to her lover, who had the mis
fortune to have but one leg, replied :
" Pooh, I wouldn't have a man with two
legs they're too common !"
Look at the plum and cherry trees
and cutout all the black knots you can
find. If past recovery, cut them down
and burn them up, and ask your nearest
neighbors to do the same. A tree in a
garden well covered with it is as bad
among the other trees as a man infected
with the small pox among men.
Interesting Experiment in Elec
tricity. The Boston Journal of Chem
istry gives the following amusing and
instructive experiment: "Procure foil
glass tumblers or common glazed tea
cups, and having wiped them dry as pos
sible, hold them over the fire to evapo
rate any moisture which may still ad
here to their surface ; for if there is the
least moisture it makes a connection and
spoils the experiment Place them up
on the floor in a square, about one foot
apart ; place a piece of lboard upon the
tumblers, and have a person standing
upon the board. This person is now com
pletely insulated, the gl ass being a non
conductor of electricity. Now take a
common rubber comb, and having wound
a piece of silk around one end of it, rub
it briskly through your hair, and draw p
the teeth parallel to the insulated per
son's knuckles, leaving a little spnee be
tween the comb and the person's hand.
The result will be a sharp, crackling
noise and if dark, there will he seen a
succession of sparks. Repeat the pro
cess until the phenomena cease. The
person is now " charged " with electrici
ty, the same as a Leyden j sr. To draw
off the electricity, approach your knuck
les to the person's hands or his nose (be
ing careful not to allow any portion of
the body to come in contact with his,)
and there will be a loud snap and tho
sparks w ill be very brilliant. If a cat
be held so that the charged person can
place his knuckles in proximity with the
animal's nose, it will suddenly appear as
if it were in contact with an electric bat
tery. A glass bottle may be used in lieu
of the comb, but it is not so well adapt
ed for the purpose. Much amusement
may bo derived from this extremely sim
ple experiment, and some of our numer
ous young readers will hasten to try it
for themselves."
A Belfast correspondent of tho
Lewiston (Me.) Journal says the potato
market there is very dull, and there are
many thousand bushels yet waiting to
come in from the surrounding towns.
They bring only 55 cents a bushel. Sonio
dealers are sending potatoes to Boston,
which cost 80 cents, and got only 75 for
White Pino.
Tho new ruining region which is said
to be so rich, and toward which such a
rush.of emigration has been going on, is
described by a correspondent of the New
York Sun, from whose letter we make
the following extracts. The district ex
tends for many miles around Treasure
Hill ; and though the ground is now
covered with snow, aud no mining oper
ations can be carried on, the miners start
right out with picks and shovels and lo
cate their claims.
Disconsolate, weary and savage, I wan-
Sdcrcdtho streets, observing the changes
that have taken place in littloniore than
a week. There are more tent-covered
houses ; innumerable new board shanties
Lave started from the frozen ground ;
shops, gin rnills.and gambling hells have
been built. There, is a new assay office ;
here, another. There, a hotel ; here, a
log hut There are twice as many men
talking in knots, if they can endure the
piercing wind which seems to blow from
every quarter. It reminds one of Buffa-
' lo, where, when a man comes to a corner,
he instinctively buttons coat and smash
es hat tight down on his head. Tho ar
rivals number I don't know how many
a day perhaps two hundred j but they
are changed in character. More of them
are old miners, more are blacklegs and
desperadoes, and more are women of cer
tain character. More are keen specula
tors and moneyed men from 'Frisco.
More drunkards, and the material from
which drunkards are made, throng the
bar-rooms or lie in wait in every conceiv
able place, hoping to ensnare a " flat."
It is only the blessed, cursed wind that
keeps the monte dealers and sw-eatboards
layers within doors, but fhereare enough
of them there. " Stakes ot considera
ble amount, earned by the hard labor of
weeks, are lost at faro and monte m half
an hour, by brawny whiskered fellows,
who know where more can be got.
The scarcity of horses is noteworthy ;
it is because a horse here would eat his
head off in a month, with hay at 8250 a
ton and 88 a week board. .Doss are
more plentiful ; they furnish good revol
ver practice to the miners. Some of the
sip-ns stuck unon the habitations are
worth transcribing. You have :
" Red dorg Bill ; old frens call."
" Restarrant ; all drinks and miners
fits." (He means miners' outfits.
" Branch of 'Frisco Hotel meals all
Essay offis, correct returns."
" Information given relating to all claims.
lodes, and mines." (This fellow is a
" Franz Unterschleifer from Freiberg.
(Another swindler no such name on the
Friebcrg record.)
Dr. S. E. Crain, graduate of the
College of Geneva, New York, and Li
centiate of the Medical Board of Victo
ria, Australia, gives particular attention
to women and children." - This is just a
little funny when one enumerates the
women and children residing in the re
gion. For a cup of coffee and a piece of
beef spoiled in the cooking, this corres
pondent paid a dollar and a half in coin.
Roast chickens sell for two dollars each,
apples and potatoes thirty cents apiece,
and water, melted suow, thirty cents a
The White Piners are hard pressed
for amusement in their evening hours,
and are perforce driven to entertain
themselves with whisky ot gambling.
Only a week or two ago, however, Joe
Coburn, a pugilist well known in New
York and 'Frisco, gave several sparring
exhibitions, in which he encountered all
the leading men of fistic ambition in this
region, and gained some money thereby.
There is now a room where the glorious
hurdy-gurdy rules mellifluous. Thehur-
dy girls are almost without exception of
German nationality, and honest of de
portment. They seat themselves on a
bench on one side of the room or all
around it, and are ready and willing to
dance or waltz with any rough miner
who applies, for the customary fee of a
dollar, to which sum, however, must be
added the compliment of a treat, so that
he who' would dance with a hurny girl
must needs expend at least $1.50. To
the credit of these girls be it said that
they never get drunk, are always well
behaved, and save money either to send
home or take themselves there. Even in
drinking their thrift is displayed, for they
drink nothing, and earn so much more
from the bar. A row originated in this
place recently, which resulted in Daniel
Flynn, better known as"Brocky," being
shot by Pat O'Brien. The wounded
man died next morning, while the mur
derer fled on a stolen mule, and has not
been heard of since. A good or even
tolerable company of negro minstrels
would do a driving business here for
some time. Apologizing for puttine
them under the head of amusements, let
me say that the Masons and Odd Fellows
each have an association here for benev
olent and protective purposes. Both as
sociations hold weekly meetings, and
have large memberships. They serve
actively in promoting a good state of
Rents are enormously high. I verily
believe that a pig-sty would command
8250 per month any where on Main street
, in this place. No room can be had in
any favorable locality short of 8300 to
8500 per month. You run across a man
building a box 12x16, which he intends
to let You inquire the price : 875 &
month will be finished in two davs.
in-,. .. .
come round to look at it lou find a j
stranger walking around with airs of
proprietorship. He patronizingly re-
arks, " Looking tor a house s
reply, " No ; I have leased this one.
A little explanation, and you find your
domicil in prospective hns been let over
your head for 880, and the chances are
some third man gets it at 890 after all.
You go around among your friends, and
probably indulge in some strong remarks
about the luck of honor among house
proprietors here. But the only sympa
thy obtained is a laugh, coupled prooa
blv with the remark, " Honor! Why,
how long have you been in Whito Pine?
TTnnnr'a nlnved out 1 People here are
" on tho make 1" What d'ye s'pose they
como here for ?"
Tho same thing is tho case with lots.
You see a lot ; you like it ; buy it ; or
der the deed made out ; see it signed.
You go after the money, and hunt your
man up, only to find that someone otter
ed him fifty dollars advance, and that
the lot is sold. You splutter a little may
bo, but you are completely taken aback
by the careless, nonchalant reply " Oh
stuff! What d'ye 'sposo I came here for ?
Take a driuk, and have your money with
you next time !"
As a natural consequence, every thing
in the way of real estate is advancing in
value. A corner lot, 30 by 100, sold the
other day for $8,000, gold. Another lot,
25 by 100, sold for 85,000, gold. Sever
al good substantial frame buildings, for
stores, are projected, but, as above stat
ed, there is nothing yet erected worthy
the name of a building. One man in
vested 8450, in November last, in Ham
ilton, and a couple of weeks ago sold
his purchase for $8,000. A certain prop
erty in Treasure City advanced from
February 15 at 84,400, to $2o,000 on
March 8.
Although I have written o faro and
other gambling institutions, you must
not suppose that we have not responsible
bankinsr houses here. In this district
there are six legitimate banking houses.
You can buy exchange on New York at
4 per cent, and can sell bullion (if you
have it) for 11 per cent premium. The
banking business pays well and is rapid
ly increasing.
" I Have Stopped Your Paper."
Tho following anecdote, told by
Philadelphia paper, is decidedly sug
gestive :
Many years ago, Mr. Swain, then ed
tor of the Public Ledger, was hailed at
the corner of Eighteenth and Chestnut
streets by a very excited individual, who
informed him in the most emphatic
terms, " I have stopped your paper, sir,'
and proceeded to explain the why and
wherefore, all the time gesticulating
wildly. " My gracious, sir, you don
say so. tome with me to this onicc, ana
let us see if we cannot remedy the mat
ter. It grieves me that any one should
stop my paper." Dowu Chestnut street
to Third, the two proceeded. Arrivin
at the office, Mr. Swain said, " Why, m
dear sir, everything seems to be going on
as usual ; I thought you had stopped my
paper." Then and there the excited
gentleman, whom the long walk, by the
way had partly cooled, said that he ha
stopped taking his one copy of tho
Ledger. Mr. Swain was profuse in
apologies for having misunderstood the
meaning of hia late subscriber's words,
and regretted that he had given him the
tramp from Eighteenth street to Third,
down Chestnut The gentleman went on
his way home, a wiser if not a better
man, marvelling over the stupidity of
editors in general, and of Mr. Swain in
particular. Before he left, however, he
ordered that the Ledger be still sent to
his address.
Henry Waid Boechor says that
when he was a student he trequeniiy
walked thirty miles a day. On one oc
casion, to see a certaiu family, ho walked
fifty miles. We presume he finally DC-
came a member of that family.
A young woman in Louisiana eoni-
, 1 ..:T, A ll, ntTior
mi Lieu snieiuu mm yujivi,
day, which she fired off with a lighted
match. With trno orderly feminine in
stinct, she placed the pistol in her work-
basket before she expired.
A Mississippi editor and justice of
tho peace married a couplo in 18u8, di
vorced them in 18G0, married the man
to another woman in 18C1, ditto tho wo
man to another man in 18C2, and last
week married the original couple.
While Judge Archer of Marshall,
Ind., was removing some boxes from a
shelf one day this week, a mouse jump
ed out of one of them and into tho mouth
of the Judge, and started directly down
his throat. Tho Judge had hard work
to etop him, and was considerably scared.
A man in Holyoke armed two of
his neighbors with a mallet and a club
to hunt a burglar the other night They
went around the house in opposite direc
tions, and meeting in the darkness be
hind it proceeded to pound and whack
each other in a fashion that would have
been terribly effective if either had been
the burglar.
On looking over the papers of
wealthy lady who lately died in New
York, a paper was discovered stating
that two pots of money were buried in
the cellar. On unearthing them, one
was found to be filled with gold and the
other with greenbacks, the whole amount
ing to $300,000. .
Iowa plants every threeyear3a for
est of 5,000,000 trees, and within con
siderably less than half a dozen years
25,000,000 forest trees have been plant
ed and are now growing in the northwest
It's good news that the American mania
for tree destruction is abating in any
part of the country.
Extract from a Utter from Jerusalem.
" We started early to ascend Mt Oli
vet, to behold the sun gild the minarets
and towers of the devoted city, from the
place where memory, stirred by a thou
sand associations, should exalt the mind
as well as the eye to the inspiration of
the scene. eJl is the voyager vepaid
for lone travels, horrid roads, antedilu
vian cookery, squalid companionship and
the importunities of begging, thieving
Arabs. Well would it have repaid you
oh ! man of commerce and the crucible
and well might you have been reminded
of your own city, for here, painted upon
a board nailed against one of the huge
olive trees, under which the sacred mar
tyrs toiled for the sins of the world,
eighteen hundred years ago, were these
familiar figures, S. T. 18(0 X. We
do not know who did it, but no doubt
some poor invalid traveler, cured by th
Plantation Bitters, wished to advertise
their virtues in a place from whence all
knowledge flows.
i iwn iTtiTTr . .
All right you Uke ,t Next day you ! should become a widow!"
A New Instrument of Death.
Several cases have recently occurred at
New York arid Brooklyn where windows
have been pierced and persons shot by
bullets without the usual noise incident
to the discharge of a gun or pistol. A
correspondent of one of the New York
papere states that these bullets are not
shot from air guns, as has been general
ly supposed, but that there is a new kind
of gun now sold that somewhat resem
bles the old cross-gun, except that in
stead of the arrow or bullet being pro
pelled by the elasticity of a bow, it is in
this case accomplished by the equally
forcible elasticity of an India rubber
strap. A bullet placed in this gun and
the strap being forcibly drawn back and
then unloosened by a trigger, its sudden
relaxation gives a force to the bullet
but little inferior to the expansion of the
suddenly released gases of gunpowder ;
and this can be done without any great
er noise than is created by the bow-gun
as its bow is released. If these state
ments are Irue, these weapons will prove
very dangerous in the hands of assas
sins, as the absence of any report at the
time of shooting will greatly facilitate
the escape of the persons using them.
After Marriage. " Henry, love, I
wish you would throw away that book
ana talk to roe. I feci go dull."
(A long pause and no reply.)
" Henry, dear, my foot's asleep."
" It is? Well, don't talk ; you might
wake it op."
A handsome young bride was ob
served to be in deep refaction on her
wedding day. One of her brides-maids
asked her the subject of her meditations.
" I was thinking," she replied, " which
of my old beaux T chn.ai -r
. uuvu.u Ilia I I V IT I
The attention of our readers is direct
ed to the advertisement of Coc's Dyspep
sia Cure, in another part of this paper.
This truly Valuable Medicine is recom
mended by all who use it. Read the
certificates. 42
TAID1H lliu.
Where the general bus iness of td,
acted, and to which all general ounf...
bo addressed. """Hi.
JAY COOKE. ChairtnuQ i'iuaaet
HEN RV 1). COOKK. Vice Presides
EMERSOX W. PKET, SecreUfj mit
.f Omiirreits. lSltt. """.
it Dan a paiu-up capital or fUXD.MO.
It offer low rate of nrentiuti.
It furnishes larger insurttiioetbanetii.
fur tho Hume money.
It w Uenuite and certain tn itsterou
It IB a home company iu every Itx-ai'lty
I's policies are exempt from attat-i,,,
I hr ore no unnecessary ralrictiuia n .
hvery policy is non-rurteiUMe.
Policies ihh be taken whi. h u
tneir mil amount, aim return all the kh
mi imv ........ ..vV win, me uuertaioi
nual payments.
Volu-iea may be taken that will no. t.v.
after eertain nnmhernf rears. duiai lV
nual income of one-tenth the kuwubi liu,
No etr rate u charged for riskj upoai
it insure, not to pay dm-leiuli to pr.iiw
but at (so lowaemt that dlvi-ien'lit will heiaj.
v 1 1 i-uinii, x auioiiii-iH ami in it mtrti.n i, .
application to the Branch Ofii.-e of the i-iri
tn kOI.I.IVsitniiv:'
3 ilerchanta' Exchange. State Sttm, fa
iiencrui Agent tor aew fcwriand.
city anu town: and application !rtifoin
uvm inr aucn eueie, Wlia BUluiftlB Wl;
should he addrced to
Col. 8. M. W Al l E. Brattleboro. Vt. !n
tor innwr and Vt mdham iounuea.
B. R. JEN N K. Supt. of Agendo.
be issued and ready for Agents
M mers on and after April 20lh. Mac
largest and most liberal LicftanraaMr-s.
Aitenu of Clubs of Thirty and npwirii. t
their premiums increased ooe-fourtii was
ehecka are returned. Work forus. indtet
for you. A Kent? wanted every waera. l
sent free. Addrew,
32 A m FEDERAL, and 107.111. ffi P
THE NEW AND Eleeant Stearatr fT.iTMi
a i tlKK. leaves Haxlfor-1 la--X"
Momtuv lVo.lt..! and V ri B.Mtl Otlxl
Tho Simmer' ( !TY V 11 AKlVft&.wU
ford for New York every Tiiesilns i mx-
4 r. M., and Sunday nights at o ocio-s. ta
tr the 1! 1". M. tram from mothm, i
Hartford in time for the boat The IVej!:
a-ane Walton is at the H. H. Pepot in Bn:
arriyal of trains from the north, to eonm a.
rKKK OF CHABOR to hteaio limt lC!t. D3
run direct to the boat.
Firsl-class Fare from t?prinaeld in u
Second ' " "
Tickets for sale by I.. J. POVTEES s Bs.
Under Massajsoit llou$e, SpriLu.ii-
Magnolia Water. Superior to th
best imported German Cologne, and sold
at half the price. 42
Seaweed Tonic and Mandrake Pills will cure Con
sumption, Liver Complaint and I'yepeppia, if taken
aocordimr to directions. They aro all three to be
taken at the same time. They cleanse the stotnitch,
reiai the liver and put it to work ; then the appetite
becomes good ; the food digests and makes good
blood; the patient begins to grow in flesh; the dis
eased matter ripens in the lungs, and the patient
outgrows the diseaso and gets well. Ibis is the only
way to cure consumption.
To these three medicines Dr.J.ILSchenck of Phil
adelphia, owes his unrivalled success in the treat
ment of pulmonary Consumption, The Pulmonic
Syrup ripens the morbid matter in the lungs, nature
throws it off by an easy expectoration, for when the
phlegm or matter is ripe a slight eougn will throw it
off, and the patient has rest and the lungs begin to
To do this, the Seaweed Tonic and Mandrake Pills
must be freely used to cleanse stomach and liver,
so that the Pulmonic Syrup and the food will make
good blood,
behenck's Mandrake Pills act upon the liver, re
moving all obstructions, relax the ducts of the gall
bladder, the bile starts freely, and the liver is soon
relieved; the stools will show what the Pills can do;
nothing has ever been invented except calomel (a
deadly poison which is very dangerous to use unless
with great care.) that will unlock the gall bladder
and start the secretions of the liver like Schenck'a
Mandrake Pills.
Liver Complaint is one of tho most prominent
causes of Consumption.
Schenck's Heaweed Tonic is a gentle stimulant and
alterative, and the alkali in the .Seaweed, which this
preparation i made of, assists the stomach to throw
out the gastric juice to dissolve the food with the
Pulmonic Syrup, and it is made into good blood with
out fermentation or souring in the stomach.
The great reason why physicians do not cure Con
sumption is, they try to do too much; they give med
icine to stop the cough, to stop chills, to stop night
swenta, hectic fever, and by so doing the derange the
whole digestive powers, locking up the secretions,
and eventually the patient sinks and dies.
Dr. Fchenck, in his treatment, does not try to stop
a cough, night sweats, chilla or fever. Remove the
cause, and they will all etop of their own accord. No
one can be enred of Consumption, Liver Complaint,
Dyspepsia, Catarrah, Canker, Mcerated Throat, un
less the liver and stomach are made healthy.
, if a person has consumption, of course the lungs
in some way are diseased, either tubercles, alwesses,
bronchial irritation, pleura adhesion, or the lungs
are mass of inflammation and fast decaying In
such cases what must be done ? It is not only the
lungs that are wasting, but it is the whole body. The
stomaeh and liver have lost their power to make
blood put of food. Now the only chance is to take
Dr. bchenck s three medicines, which will bring up
a tone to the stomach, the patient will begin to want
tood, it will digest easily and make good blood ; thon
tne patient begins to gain in flesh, and as roon as the
body begins to grow, the lungs commence to heal up.
and the natient trets flMiho ami ii Tk:. .1
ly way to cure Consumption.
When there is no lung diseaseand only Liver Com
plaint and Lyspcpsia, fvhenck's Seaweed Tonic and
Mandrake Pills are suflicient, without the Pulmonic
j-ytxv. taut) iue inanurano 1'iiis freely in all bu
llous complaints as they are perfectly harmless.
Dr. fcchenck, who has enjoyed uninterrdpted health
for many years past, and now weighs 225 poonds. was
wasted away to a mere skeleton, in the very last
stage of Pulmonary. Consumption, his physicians
having pronounced his case hopeless and abandoned
him to his fate. He was enred by the aforesaid med
icines, and since his recovery many thousands simi
Ury afflicted have used Dr. Schenck's preparations
with the same remarkable success. Full directions
ff"E."nierh- r,akil'f not absolutely necessary
;L,S7nall,,se,.Dr-,S;en,-k- n'es patients wish
their lungs examined, and for this purpose he is pro
fessional y at his Principal office. Philadelphia,
ev ery fcaturday, where all letters for advice nru.t be
addresst. He is also professionally at No, 31 Bond
gtreet. New lork, every other Tuesday, and at No.
f Hanover Street, every other Wednesday. Hcgives
novice tree, bat for a thorough examination with his
Kespirometer the price is ti. (jllice hours at each
city from 9 A. M. to 3 P. M.
' ilfT, "t the Pulmonic Syrup and Seaweed Tonic
?"! P" n"tt.e. or $7.S0 a half doxen. Man
drake Pill, 25 cents a box. (i. C. GOODWIN k CD..
. H anover at.. Boston, Wholesale agents. For sals
DT all druruists. tt-is-l?
LES and Tan from tho face, n.e Pekrt' M.th
ADjaacEL LoTips. Hold by all druggi.ta. Pre
pared only by Dr. B. C Perry. u
ON THE FACE. as Pk.rtH Onwt.no a
S.i".Tl".R,'k,;T- Prepared only by Dr. B. O. Perry.
43 Bond !.. New "ork. Md everywhere. The
trade (applied I s W hoiwale Drasguts. LW7
THIS MAT certify that I have if
time fur the remainder of hi lninonO
claim none of hU earnings, nor pay iw
after this date. mLUSKtm
Westminster West, Vt, April .th 1 '
M left my bed and board wi h zju
cation, and refuses to live with roe. lytl
to harbor or trust her on my scn
hall pay no debta of her coutrajtmr. .
Rockingham, April 5. 18C9.
Have yon ITcadache t l' Bhik.
Have you Toothache? treK,
11 ave yoo Neuralgia t (
Have yoa KheumatUm ? I t
Have you Sore Throat t I I",
Have yon Sciatica? 11"', U
Have yoa a Bruise? l " Sf
Have you Cramps? I g0?-. Ji-
Have you Cholera Morbus ? le EM j
Have you Lameness? llt,vJi
This is the Best Family Iteiuedj-. tt wi
of Pain, you ever tried. jjf.
It is clean, safe and delieiowto m "
or Merchant where you trade. L lb'!,,f
it on hand they will send font st 'm
sell you the 0KNU1.VK BtN Vj.
IN'O OIL, at the manufacturer I
tail. , wf,i f
Sole Proprietor ana Ji j 1
Sold in Bellows Falls. 'BTioIc' l'.
Babbitt. Retail by O.F. Womb 1
B. Divoll; Saxtons River, byi-0-
ney, iuaer & Aieweu.
" t-f
a. est of Charles louns iu Bp,,
Bellows Falls, i now proPrfJ ""),&.
tomers at his stW. '"? , ibeP"'
Towns. He solicits thef 'ff.'rfcpet, tr
will run a coach to"' KfJt Orders''
part of the village."'"" VH. cables,
ing may be lctl at ot B. . Pa n.PH
mg may be left at
April 5, 1SC9.
, .omen? f?'
T. . .n1v t.l certain fl,Xi.i. ( sbp
Hoarseness. Sore Throat, B'c j the i
ensa. Whooping Cough, Asthma,
fections of tie Lungs and tn
The attention of th' hciuriR;
coughs. and with any dLsea'"1
to this valuable remedy. lfcebeMAW
already come when, pn 0"' hs ,re t
in the weather, colds "d,"'djjea
and if neglected may lead ?cljm,t.,n
What is needed nnder such cm f
bio remedy-speedy in aBordiM
in arresting further progress 01 b,
set auu lui- ,,..p-, -r i.ooonaa'
.0 of cougn. is " iftss' Ji
tcf and cure in the ffflacse.
and cause
ward reh
MAS I'A S T lnXU-ii nrottil' " " "lit
rthai power, anu w .- s01j rr -r
ica J
Kn..avu. imnsnii.N
the chest at the same time hMatli'r
- TboM raffeneg
ot lung disease, win "yvi,ird nu-.ij
preparation a TCT2U.:
its use great benefit as well a. J- ,k,
of diseases it is designedtc. ret 1 ep
mendatioo it has ,r.ed D ' trt
c. bovnnd onestion, 1"" l? .ff.,aiL'
sands nave been speed. J ia";
timely use wniie -. rf ,,rm!
traeted cough,. 'J'Si
It prepare.! ir"" d tjeri. . ,xi
dieinal qnalities ; of roots ano 1
or poisonous acei. uiat. j-
used it can be taken at any u ,
Sold by Oeo. C. "fT,,
agents, and in .Bellows i ! i,o V
and O. I . wooosanu , ""-; iofis'Vjf
ml,rin throughout the jNew
LL having '!K;T&
A arc respectfully invited te

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