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IS rCCLIflltBD EVERT FRIDAY, AT UHADKOHIJ, VKiiMONT. .W.COHU,lltor fc Proprietor RATES OF ADVERTISING: Onn colaiaa, sne far, 7.r,(V) Half eolama, 40.IX) One faaith coin ran, iir,oO One a.mvTft, onn year, 8.W Oue square, tbrri weeks, l,M 1jCK Innttoes ut ii touts per line for three tsertioas, SUBSCRIPTION RATES t In advauca. It' not pal. I within three months, U.ttO iy No variation whatever from tliMn rates XW $0 paper diaooutinned until all arrear- age are paid, sxce.pt at tho option of the uuhlishor. CEAUPU $lfl,ESSJ)JRECTORY n. OILMAN, Licenard Auctioneer, Corinth, Vt. JOHN BAILEY, Jr., I.lceoacil Auctioneer, Newbury, Vt. n. u.niKnn, ATTORNEY A"-A COUNSELLOR AT LAW, DlttDIOUU, Hiinif, Oflu orer Hallott'a Store. Hjl II. II. WITT, TAILOR, Bn.KDFonn, ybkmost. Rocnn In Hardy's Huildiug, iu Bear cf 8. T Guorge's Store. . - ' mora i: . nrii rri:r., UKAt.Tit 1H IlFJAXi KHTATE, nod 1.1 Mill'. K. ami Farms f every deseription for sate uliidiun funs nn tlie Cii'iiiisetieut Kiver. nl . from a few liutnlreil to $-J.i.(Ml, ivi-ciiv v, aecordias Uiloeation and ish of pnrrhasrr. i'h'imiiluiiitir atfrrrd for Iiorniwinj or hum j:. luouac on Real E-tatn. AlsoU. nl Ktutf Agent. Cu. iiRtiFi:n, VKim.isT. ly a. n. MAKKR, WA II 1H.. iiS'il i ENGRAVER. TCB HKAOFORI, VT. Al-io Pealer in Vtrti-, Clorks. Jewelry. Sil ver me I Silver plated Ware, Tulile ami 1'oeket Cntlerv. ami Yankee Nullum of all kinds. First dour south of 1'rii hard's Store, j. ii mwi:, 1)1. Ml. K IN Ilour, iniiii, IMVnl, rruvvuder. Shorts, und lliiy. Mills at .Sonlli end of Hl iHl l'.r.l VllllKe. Flour made from Winter and Sprin wheat, line Wheat Hour, Corn Meal, I'roVeii.hr and Short, all cd' wliieh will bo sold at the ua-eat market piieo, for eiwlt. 3-lf jom:h iikotiii:k.. Ilrnntpilliic IVimiu and Surtis. II K A ! F O K l , Vt. Rooms over Shephordsoii &. Pavis' Store. Jin. K Herns From 7 to K A. M. ; l-'to I mid i. to 8 I'. .M. Saturdays, from 1 to b I'. M. II. J. ., M. l. lAN tBi: JONKS, M. I'. , ii- 1. 1: wi l l', MANIFAITCltKK OF Hni, )oors X, IlliiuU, Bi aiivokii, rvrnmnt-r. custom t ;k.i:h. l joii womr, m.v thoroughly, at rea-onable rate, and on V. .V vi..uce. tiiUi eover Aldiicli's Kilt Factory y. i'. taoitui:, D'pulj Shrriir ml Lifcncd Auctioneer, TOISIIAM, VIIIVnST. J. II 4IIKMNIIV. l'UVSIClAX AND SURGEON, lllt.U'l .H'.D VT. n. 11 Hanlv's llnildin:;. Special attention to Female ilisc.nea and ill-eases ol t he ngi. kovi:i.i. II 1'C U, T A I Ml H , MIADKOltP, VI.UMllNT. f"So;i n Hardy's Hail.hi'ir lirt door np stairs II. N rilH'lil. A!M, I1HJN FOl NDIili AM) MACHINIST, AU Manufacturer of April i.ltural liiipl.-ineuts IIKAI.l Ulll. VI.KMONT. tovi:i.i. rAifnM, VtTiiliNF.Y AND CtH'XSi:i.l.OK AT LAW, )luter unit .S'.iinr in fniiiirrry, iih 'tnnioii uiid I'laiM AyrM. llltAllFOIIIl, VKRVuNT. DI.I.IS ltl.lNi. I.IC i: N 8 K l. A I' CT I o X K E li lilt vliFnltn, VKKKusr. IIII-MTIiXI'ltY. DII..I. X. CLAltK', UP llliAlll lllll), VI IIVUNT, W.inlil repeet lull v aniioiinec to nil person" r" I'lll'ilii; I he oervire ol'u 1i nlisl, lllat lie is I'ur.-il to perforin all onerntions i laiiiini! l" l" iirofessioii in aci'ordaiioo ailhthu latest ;'iil.ivi-ineiitM in the seiem e, v"!ie forinely iki upiud by IJr. A. M. Muwo. t iititi.i: i4i:m, C K N 8 K 1) A t; CTIO N K K 11 . lWllll.KK, VKMUYr. .ioii-v i niun, I'liOl'UliaOU TKOTTF.U HULSK, UK tliFOlIU, VKIIMUKT, av.u v.. imoux. ARIHAl.i: MAKtNli ANII (IKNKHAI. HKt'AttllMl, fiii.iry lliiildiitK, and ii'i ner of Armory and 'loaS'.t Streets, n it a u v o n u, v k n m o n t. i:. n. :oi.i.im, 1 1 0 E N S Ii 1 A U U T I O N H K It, WKMf Ttll'SIIAM, T. l'ROIJATK COURTS. '"uliorri OUlrlct, I0P. IHi'illATK COl'UTS will I holdeii within ami lor tho District of llradloid, lor iho ' ( usiung, Us follow, vis ! M UioTroLtct llotiso iu Bradford. u ""' suennil Tuesdays ol January, Maii h, anil August, ll!l. .. At the Hotel in East Corinth, on ITu.wlays of February, July, Hep- '"""'f mil November, !.'.. (, "nuo Newbury House, Newbury, ''' ' siTiiiul Tuesdays ot .llllle, and Outober, last luesdnjr In August, !"'. , tt he ltcgmter'8 Ollieo,Wost Fuir- me seroiui Tuesday III Hei'.unlirr. iaua, ' Olll Sei.,,,,,1 Ti,ll,v Aptll, Ultll llM l '"'.V In UepUmilwr, I'sii'.i. ' ALVAIt 11EAN, K.tstr irlrlo. l).c. 1, National VOLUME 4. A Sad History Kussoll, the Boston Trarelkr,g SoutUfcrn i on'HjK)iir'!tt, m a lvttcr tlat;d at Vicksuurg, May 12th, tolls the following: BAD, SAD HISTOEY. While wandering over tho fields to-day, in warch of th fortifications, picking up l'ragmeirtfi of shells, old canteens, bayonet wabbards and pieces of haversacks, wo met a man alHnt thirty-five years of age. His clothes were ragged, his hair matted and his face dirty. He was a pic ture of wrctche,dues8, altlxtugh Fowler would call hiin a smart and Intelligent mail. He was restlessly pacing almut through the brush and over the hills, with his hands behind him, and Ids head beut down as if. iu deej) study. j We burried np to tlie spot where he liiti.st meet us if he kept on in the direction he was coming, anil wait ed for hint. He neither looked nor spoke to us iu passing, nor heeded our ' (iooileveniitgsir, ' until he had pus.sed us several paces. He how ever, turned abruptly about, like a man who suddenly discovers that lie has forgotten something, and muttered between his teeth, 'Did you speak to me sir t' We told liim we did, and that we were anxious to see where the Fed eral lines were located, as we were from Massachusetts. 'Oli, yes, from Massachusetts,' said he straightening up ; 1 have been iu Massachusetts, and was born in Vermont. ' Then, altera pause, he clenched his hand and said sadly, ' I w isli I waS dead now. ' Why soT said we, feeling a pity for such a wretched creature as he appealed to be. ' If you are going out towards the bayou, I w ill show you,' said he, leading the way. We began to think tho man was insane, and after following him near ly a mile we Lulled and asked him how far he intended to go. He stat ed that we were nllmost there, and so wo kept on. lie soon t tuned off the main road into an open licld, surrounded by the growth of young timber; and after passing the bar ren spot which appeared to have been at some time the site of a build ing, he suddenly stoM-il, ami point ing to a bunch ofro.se trees, said in a low tone : 'There! Tn that grave lies the reason w hy 1 w ish I was dead. Slit was it i v wife, sir. ' 1 II.'.,,- 1, ,o Jw) .1.1, ,1 f j,ip, o'lii 11.11 niu ii ti, i asked we, as sympathetically as we could. ' Well, seeing you have taken in terest enough to come along so far, l'l tell on the whole story, ' said he, taking out his knife to trim the rose bush. II IS STOIt Y ' ' She was twenty-nine years old, sir, ami she was it Southern lady, too. I came down here long before the war, and had a nice bit of land there. I fell in with this lady at the city up the river, and we were mar ried in 1 kept out of tho war ns long us 1 could, because I didn't like litrhting anvhow, ns I was hap- v at home, and because 1 felt more like li-hiiii"', if 1 fought at all, among my native eiinonters. I hated the Confederacy, anil said so, and got, t hem down ou me. So one day a company of infantry came along and said they would shoot me on my own threshold at once if I didn't enlist iu the Confederate army. 1 lived right there then where you see those weeds. 1 could not get away from them, and finally, w ith a gun at my breast, 1 said 1 would enlist, ami went oil leaving my w il'e crying iu the, door. lean see just how she stood her hand kerchief up to her face iu this way, her left hand a waiving like this. But no use, 1 hal to enlist with the Missouiians, and so 1 did, with the mental reservation that I would run away the first opportunity But 1 did'nt get any chance for they watched me us close as a blood hound does a, nigger. Finally, w hen Grant's army came down here our brigade was sent out to kind o' hold them in check. 1 haun 't been home since I went away, anil my wile wrote me trying to cheer me up. The second day ivo moved up in plain sight of my house, our lines being along w here that fence is yonder. Then tho Yankees, they cauio out of the woods over there, and began firing. 1 wondered w hat had become of my wife, for the bullets from both sides Is'gan to tear the shingles oil' tho house. One side there, w hore yoii seo the cellar like 1 Well, that's where she w ent to get away lroin tho shot, she nnil the waiter girl. All night 1 stood out there by that tree, wish ing 1 might go and see my wife. Hut she didn't know that I was thote ut all. But 1 determined to desert to the Union lines the next night, ho 1 arranged to lie on pick et, and 1 was set out there, in the corner of the field. Just as it was coming dark, I lay down ou the ground, ho that tho other pickets might not see me and crawling along slowly towards the house, and when i got within a few rods, 1 jumped and ran for the house. When 1 came round the corner, a ticket dis covered what 1 was and fired utiue, 15UADF0RD, VERMONT, FRIDAY, arrtl ItiC b'ulfet 'm enrovcr my head. 1 screamed 4 Mary Mary, 7 and she knew my voice, and came right oat to meet ine on the step, and said, 4 O Dear, dear (reorge, k-t's hurry away from here, and oencd her arms to put them around my neck ami kiss me : but some of the Union pickets, thinking there was an advance in the direction of my Louse, opened fire just then, and and shot my wife through the heart,and she, fell before sho had time to kiss me or I her. The bullet that killed her went through my rijrht arm there. I took her p and ran for the Union Hues shouting I'm a deserter. ' They filially let me ia but my wife was dead. The batter ies over there hearing the mass about the house began shelling it, and set it on fire, and how the, maid got out of it I dau't see. But I came back hero when the Union lines ad vanced, and buried her the next day, an Illinois chaplain sayir-g the prayers. Ami that's just why I wish I w as dead. I can't do any thing nor think of anything but her. Oh, she was such a, good wife.' Here he paused and wiped his eyes with his sleeve, and went on trimming his rose bush. Ho sail a a tale and so real, brought tears to out eyes in spite ol us. We could not liuil it in our hearts to disturb hiin with any more questions alter finding out his name, and so left to pursue our search in the fields be youd. As we. were getting over the fence .at the outskirts of the planta tion, we looked back and saw him still bending over his roso trees. Alter traveling in the wootls mark ing the bullet and shell scarred oaks, we tiirnned towards Vieksburg, crossing one corner of the tield as we went. It was getting dark and the stars were appearing, but we could just see. his form leaning over the bush as though he had not stirr ed since w e left him an hour befoie. We paused upon the old rail fence and stiid to ourselves, Great God, wilt thou not heal this broken heart f CO.NJTKKKS' l'lSTOL-TllICKS. The sad fate of Dr. Fpstcin, the Paris conjuror who was wounded by a splinter of a ramrod discharged from his own conjuring pistol, illus trates.(says the Ixindon Orchestra,) what, K'oliei L liotiiliu Jiiel inoiotitl upon his book that magicians pos sess no ordinal y bravery to stand before the muzzle of a pistol, know ing how slight a mischance may bring them face to face with death. 1 1 on 1 i ii himself used to play with danger with an entirely needless assurance, lie relates how once lie had performed some startling lire aim tricks before a party of Arabi ans, making use of course, of the ordinary conjuring pistol, which is so contrived that the ramrod w ith draws the bullet. While the rest ol the party were expressing their admiration, a crafty old Marabout, who had some suspicion of the true nature of the trick, said : 'The stran ger is doubtless a strong magician, will he sutler me to tire at him with my own pintols t ' 'Yes, 'said lloti din, unhesitatingly, 'but hist 1 must make invocation to those who assist me, ' The next day he met the name parly, and offered a saucerl nl of bul lets to the Marabout. S.itistieil that they were lead as indeed they were tho Arab handed his pistols to Iloudin, w ho loaded them, using the Arab's ramrod. Hisown friends were in tciror, and oven his w ife, well as she knew his skill, was iu perplexity when she saw him hand hack to the Arab oue of the loaded pistols. ' Now fni',' he said. The Arab lid so, ami Iloudin Was seen with the bullet between his teeth. ' Hah I ' he said, seizing the other pistol, 4 you cannot usu your own weapons. See. here. You have been unable to draw blood from my tlesh, and 1 will draw blood from yonder wall.' He nimed at the wall, tired, and immediately a stain of blood was seen. The Marabout went ii i to the wall, and when he had dippetUiis linger in the blood which was trickling down, his awe and "ma.eiiient were so great that his ' atures assumed a ghastly hue. Yet f trick was simple enough, two p (pined bullets having been skillful, v substituted by Iloudin for the leaden bullets he took up from the saucer. But the evperinieut was quite new, and lloinliu tells us that he trembled, ami could hardly restrain his terror, as he saw the Marabout thaw ing tho trigger of the pistol. The news from Cuba is to tho ef fect that there is now no legitimate authority upon the island unless it is found iu tho democratic govern ment which has been established by the insurrectionists. Generals Dulcc and Meiia have both literally confessed that t he cause of I he Span iards has failed disastrously. The Cuban volunteers have compelled tin-Spanish leaders of tho military to resign, ami now have control of iifi'aiis. Frequent collisions take place between tbciu ami tho regulai troops. An inell'ectual ut tempi was made to rob the Sandy Kiver National Hank at Farmiiigtoii, Me., ou last Tuesday night. Socnd Doctrine on tub Sub ject op Divorce. An application was recently made before Judge G. G. Brainsrd for a limited divorce from the lMnds of matrimony. Af ter hearing the evidence in the case, of th. little bickeringsfoolish enoungh in themselves which had taken plara between the husband ami wife, Judge Brainard delivered the following judicious opinion : 'looking as I ought, ami as 1 thiuk every magistrate ought to look at the union formed by mar riage, and consider1 how sacred and solemn that t. oivu tthould be held, I am exceedingly unwilling at any time to grant a divorce or a sep aration unless the evidence will fully warrant and sustain me iu so doing. The temporary difficulties and spats arising Itctw eeu man ami wile in the course of a lifetime should be forgot ten instead of being w idened, and should bo healed instead of Iteing strengthened by outside influences. In this, I do not find sufficient testi mony to justify me iu granting a separation. Tho letters of the wife show that she, is an affectionate, good-natured lady, and 1 don't see that the defendant, except being guilty of two or three out-bursts of temper and probably indiscretions which, ou reflection, will bo forgot tei:, has done anything to prevent the parties from coming together as Gotl intended they should do. This complaint is therefore dismissed.' A Bkautifil Incident. A naval ollicer being at sea in a dread ful storm, his wife, who was sitting iu the cabin near him, and filled with alarm for the safety of the vessel, w as so suprised by his com posure and serenity that she cried out. 'My dear, are not you afraid! How is it possible you can bo so calm iu such a dreadful storm t Ho roso from his chair, lashed to the deck, supporting himself by a pillar of the bed -place, drew his sword and pointing it to tho breast of his wife, exclaimed, 'Are you afiaid of that sword t fcjhe instantly answerd, 4 No. ' Why ! ' said the ollicer. 'Because, rejoined tho lady, 'I know that it is iu the hands of my husband, and he loves nu to well to hurt me. ' 'Then,' said he, 'remember, 1 know in whom I believe, and that He holds the winds in his grasp and the water in the hollow of his hands. ' A writer in the Albany Cultiva tor gives his experience with tho currant worm as follows : 1 have bi my garden a large quan tity of bushes, and the most of them are in close pt ..vimity to the black currant bushf ,s. 1 have found but little difficulty in raising all the cur rants required in my family, and fre quently lurnished to my friends: The bushes near tho black currants were but little affected, ami yielded a good crop each year, while those farther away are almost entirely de stroyed. We are aware that the worm will not feed on the black cur runt bush, and 1 know of no reason why my bushes wero not all'eeted, except that the strong odor from I'-o black currant drove them away. A very simple and efficient means of rid ling currant bushes of the cur rant worm is to sprinkle the bushes with powdered white helibore while the dew is on, or alter a rain. A dollar's w orth of this stulf will save a large number of bushes. We have tried it and know. Shall we Grow our Tea and Srii.VRf Teacups wo long ago achieved iu American manufactures; the question now is, shall wo not grow on our own soil tho ingre dients of our cups of tea 1 First, ns to the tea plant itself, The Knoxville Press has lately been urging, in a series of noteworthy ar ticle.., the culture of tea ou Ameri can soil. It shows that one ontei prising Bast Tennessee fanner for several years raised all the tea he lieeiled for his family, and of a qual ity which several gentlemen pro nounced 'equal to Young Hyson.' Whereupon a Kocliestcr paper prints a communication from a gen tleman who claims that he, loo, lias raised from his farm all the tea his family requires. We should not be surprised to hear other similar cx jmj. riences made public. The question Is, therefore, why, if us uu amuse, incut or a freak of fancy, tea culture has been a miccchs iu climates as w idely different as those of Tennes see tiiil New York, it cannot become a serious, and piolilable cnlerpi ise. A, 1", 2'imiH, ' Tho Commissioner of Internal Revenue has decided that farmers who have their grain niannraclured itito Hour ami then sell the Hour iu any manner, must pay ft liwtiso to tho GovcrmuoLt. ' A gentleman in lbu hester receiv ed a telegraphic dispiilch a day or two since from a fi loud in New Voi k, wIioho given inline is John. He showed thft dispatch to friend, with the remark that lie didn't kuow Johu wrote no good n baud. Opinion. JUNE 25, 18GI). Four Days' Deliberation. I In one of the old Dutch settlements of Mohawk Vallev. a verv honest old farmer was elected Justice of tho ' oace. It was not Riipiosod that Squire V. hud amassed much legal learning, but he was quite noted for his unsophisticated honesty aud frankness indeed a blunt Dutch man, w hose heart never erred, but whose head had very little connec tion with it in the administration of his official functions. It happened that his first case was quite hotly contested by lawyers on both sides. They mimmert it np elaborately, and after they cot throuch ottotin-r from 'Cowen's Treatise,' the bar room of tne Hotel (his ofheo) being crowded with eager spectators, to hear the first decision of tho new Justice, the eld man deliberately folded up his docket, put It under liis arm, lit his pipe, auu saul : 'Veil, shentlemen. I shall take fonr days to decide, but shall even tually find judgment for do plaiutill'. A Brave Act. The Troy Tress says, when tho local freight train was Hearing Palatine Bridge, on the Ceiitial road, on Wednesday after noon, the engineer discovered a lit tle two year old boy, a child of Ben jamin Clark, who resides near the railroad, playing with the gravel on the track, but a short distance iu advance of the engine. He immedi ately blew brakes down, reversed the engine, and tried every method iu his power to stop the train, but w as unable to do so, and it seemed impossible not to immolate the little innocent. The fireman seeing but one way to save the child, bravely and lapidly climbed down upon the cow-catcher, held himself ou by wedging his feet between tho bars, reached over nearly the length of his body, and with both hands caught up the boy and tossed him one side into the ditch ; then recov ering himself climbed back into the engine. The name of this brave fel low is James Moorhead, a resident ofUtica. The act was an hcroie one and well worthy of record. Prof. Agassiz says that fish is a kind of food which refreshes the sys tem, especially alter iutilltual , tigue. There is no other article that supplies the waste of tho head so thoroughly as fish diet ; and the evidence of it is iu the fact that all the inhabitants of the seashores tho world over are the brighter popula tion of the country. Fish contain phosphorus to a large extent, which the brain requires lor grow th ami action. Wesley wrote 7,HK) hymns. Italy abolishes tho death penalty. Audrew Johnson i s worth $75,000. United States has G,5li7 cotton factories. The Mount Cenis tunnel will be completed in 1871. The strike of tho Krio ltrakenion, for tw o dollars per day, lias ended, the company yielding. Thirteen lawyers w ere arrested by the police of Nashville, during the mouth of May for infractions id' law. A bachelor editor, w ho has a pret ty uniuarried sister, lately wrote to another editor similarly circumstan ced, 'Please exchange!' A iiromemidiuir ullitrator kicked up a w oiideiful hubbub in Savannah, (.ia., tho other night. He cleared the streets, and finally retired to a sewer. Bet urns from eight counties in Washington Territory give Garfield, Ucpuiiiican delegate to Gongross, majority, indicating Lis election by 5(.0 majority. Pollard iri his new book on .lelf. Davis, says Yancey's life was short ened by his hand to hand light in the Confederate Semite with Hill. It wrenched his Kpiue. An octoroon woman has put in a claim iu tho New Orleans emu 's lor the property of a deceased German, named Charles Mat Idas, on the grourd that she is his widow. A disease supposed to bo leprosy has appeared among the swine, in tho vicinity of Hamilton, Out, It is the real article of Hebrew antiquity, ami this is said to be its first iniiiii festatiou iu this country, 'Conscience money " roiitinues to be received in small hiiiiih at the Ti canary department. Last, week a I0 thief, a 10 thief, and a if L'l Ml thief sent on their little steal ings. A contemporary would like to see some of our tlOO 000 thieves or if I (KID 000 thieves follow these excellent examples, A Fort Smith special dispatch to the Chicago 'J'rihiuir mi v. s a party of -T0 Chcycniics at lucked an unpi o tec ted settlement, loo miles west of Topcku, on Sunday morning, the itoth. They Came towards evening, unber the pretence of friendship, and massacred men, women and children." The women were outraged and their bodies horriblv mutilated. NUAIUEK3. Uoad Law and Manners. It is commonly said that every one has a right to half of tho road. This is practically true, and comes about mi this wise. You and I meet upon the road our lecal rights are exact ly equal, and both have a right to go our several ways without ob struction, so, popularly, we say I own half and you half. The law .tops in to facilitate matters, and di rects each to turn towards his right hand. This is true whatever the load or team ; for if oue can drive such a team that another can pass him but withdimculey or at all, then their rights are no longer equal This point Is-comes very importaut in winter, for it is no joke to turn a our uorso ann nil niro ino deep snow wiuio your neighbor goes smoothly nlong in the beaten path. No one has a right to load his team so astiotrobeablo to give no half the track to whoever demands it. A footman may choose tho part which pleases him or any portion of his right hand half of the way, ami the team must yield it to him. This is already so in winter, and no man is obliged to step into the snow for one or two horses. This is the law aud tho courts award it. Now for tho manners of the road which in some instances, vary from the law thereof. Tho first require ment of road manners is good na ture aud accommodating spirit. Do to others as you w ould have them do to you. Always be willing to yield more than half the space, then you w ill be pretty sure to bo equal ly well treated. They who exact inches will have inches exacted of them. If your neighbor has a heavy load, consult his convenience as far as possible ; you may some times bo loaded. It has become a practical rule of courtesy to turn for heavy teams, especially in win ter, when the roads are heavy. But remember it w as a favor, not your right, ami you have a reciprocal du ty to perform, and ono which, I nm sorry to observe, is not always borno in mum. One word in relation to teams going the same way, in which case many seem to think there is neither law nor maimers. When teams come up behind you that team luw a right to a reasonable space and opportunity to pass on iu fact half the road tor that purpose and your obstructing him iu his lawful desire is both bad manners ami bad law. If your load is heavy, do tho best you can. Iu most cases the very least that can be asked is that you should stop. This is particularly so iu w inter, when it is a heavy tax on a team to force it into a trot in deep snow, or deep mud, or frozen or deep ruts mado necessary by your continuing to move ou. Be niember the good old aphorism, which can be so opportunely applied here "Wheel grease Is a great lu bricator, but good manners a vastly greater one. " .Uuwt. l'loughmau. The Cincinnati papers are full of particulars ot the recent destruction of a gasometer iu that city. It was sw ung upon iron columns forty feet high; and it was composed of sheet iron, aud was seventy-five feet in diameter. Nothing now remains of it save the mass of iron of which it was composed, lying shattered in the immense basin of water oer which it hung, and the iron columns to which it was suspended. It held at the. time, of the accident ;17",000 cubic feet of gas, which had all iu no second's time vanished like a Hash of powder So sudden was it' s consumption ami dissipation into the atmosphere that no lire w as communicated to anything, ami, strange to say, little or no damage was doiiu to the surrounding budd ings, save the jarring of walls and the cracking ol a tew panes of glass. It was fortunate that but ono man met hisdeath by the explosion. Ho was disco vcied far up ou tho iron fraiuewoik which supported the immense rcscvoir: perfectly naked. with the exception of one boot; his lace was blaeuot od, Ins hair burned Uom Lis head, his ilesh crisped and scorched by the tonil'.c heat. With great difficulty lie was removed to his home, w hi le he lived -but six hours. The luugsof the unfortunate, man were literally baked by the ox plosion. Shoitly alter tho accident a panic arose in tho vast crowd ol spectators. Tho jieoplo feared an ¬ other explosion, and tin lied and lied, Hcieaniing, in every direction. J hey climbed ii ion each other iu their elloi ts to escaH', and numbers were thrown to the ground and tram pled upon. Hals were lost mid in some instances clothing was torn from the backs of those who were striving to quit the frightful scene. Ou Front street, where the panic was the worst, several M'isons wore knocked down and rendered insensible. Wild beasts never Mmvod with such ferocity as did this surging, howling, alfi'ighted crowd. The loss will teach 7.,0O0, Secretary Fish is tho only mem ber of the Cabinet who is keeping house iu Washington. An enthusiastic New Yorker has ud vert Ised for live companies to ac company Ii I its ou an exploring eo ditiou to the interior of Greenland. 'opinion jo8 PEinrrcc JOB PRINTNQ, Of awry ilewni.tixa, rmMsW m (Ws Im una ist, aasi .at h..rt I Wr- vn farsM ties for .or JiWnt vhvh rnsta. nu afce Btan.r kinds .sf woifc al n.v pivm ifcaa mtm chart."! satcaasi nrunti-f aiV aa4 mr ssrwas for all kiods of isb iHat)aarmferalB Ordnra y Mail f rwupUf ua4Ul i, A'lUrcaiaJl orders to I. W. COnB, Br.JUM.Vt, A CHANGS 15 TUB PUTTTU8. A Tribune correspondent writing fro in Omaha, says : Ia the early rush to California, a )oor boy named Charles Crocker crossed the Missou ri with an ox team at this point, ou us iousoiuo overianu journey to too new gold regions. Last Friday nineteen y e a r a afterward lio arrived here on his first return visit home. He came accompanied by his family, in his own special car, for ho is now suiieriutoudcut of tho Centra! Pacific Bad road, aud every in lie oi it ti ait noen imiu omior lit supervision. He may well feel an honorable pi ide ia the great work w ith which ho has been so closely identified. His party wore four days from 'Sacremento to Omaha; and on arriving hero delighted us with blooming flowers, and feasted us upon straw iM'rries, oranges, and lueious cherries from California, brought upon Alaska ice, 1,800 miles through tho green valleys of tho Pacific slope, and through tho lin gering snow drifts of the Kocky Mountains. It seemed like a story from tho Arabian Nights.' An Inteligent Witness A witness in a trial, in Winchi-ster. England, before Mr. Baron Mnrtin. nresisted iu tellincr what other tmn- ple said, and interlarded his testi mony so often with 4 said I 'and loni.ll.n )ll,tll. I .im in , iimi, m,; cuuunci was utter ly bowildeied, Tho court attempt ed to set tho man right : 4 My good man tell us exactly wlmt happen ed. ' Yes, my lord, certainly. 1 said 1 should not have tho pig. ' Well, what was his answer V 4 He said that he had been keeping tho nig for ino. and that he ' 4 Nn. mn. Im did not say that ho could not havo said it Ho spoke iu tho first per son. 4 1 w as tho first person that spoke. my lord.' I mean this don't bring In tho third person reieat his exact words.' 4There was no third person, inv lord, only him and mo.' Ijook nere, my goou ienow -he did not say he had been keeping the pig, he said, 4 1 have been keep ing it. ' 'I assure you, my lord, there, was no mention of your lordship at rU. W rvo VB UilflVreut stoics, my lord, There was no third pcr- son ; and if any thing had been said about your lordship, I must of heard Progress op Consolidation. A correspondent of tho Boston Ad vert iser opposes earnestly tho rail road consolidation bill now beforo tho Massachusetts Legislature. Ho says its proper title should bo s 4 Au act to create a Monopoly of Kail way Traffic between Boston and Lako Ontario, and to pcrnetnato high rates of freight between Massachu setts and the West' Tho Darling ton limes, remarking, saysr Ilu main point is tho very obvious ono, that to take tho Ogdeiasbiirg Uoad into tho consolidated line is to cut. oil' the com pet ion for freight lroin tho West, now maintained by the tapping of the Ogdensburg road at Mooer's Junction by tho ltutland and Montreal lino. Tho route via ltutland aud Mooei's Junction ia declared to be ' tho shortest lino between Lake Ontario and Boston w hich it is possible for corporatocu tcrnrize to construct. ' and tho Lcc- islalure is urged not to deprive ship pers of its advantages. Amour; tho amcdmcuts proposed iu tho Massa chusetts Senate was one compelling the consolidated road to receive freight from other roads, and deliver it to them upon reasonable terms, to lso settled in case of grievance by a commission appointed by the Su preme Court. The bill passed to ita third reading, however, unamended. Congregational Ciicucn. 'flat annual General Convention Of the Congregational Churches of Ver mont whs held nt Brandon nn Tues day, Wednesday, ami Thursday of last week. It has liccii a year ot unusual prosperity to that chnrcli throughout the State, oseeially ou the west side of tho State. Last year most of t he increase of mem-is-rship w as ou the east side of tho State, this year it is mostly on tho west side. The total numlier of pas tors in the State is HO. Total num. her of ministers, iM.'l. Whole num. U r of churches, 11MJ. Bvcry Asso ciation iu the State reports a net gain. The total meinlMTship of the State is 1H,1U7. Loss by death, dis missals aud excommunication, 850. Admissions by profession and letter, 1,-Hl, making a net gain of members in the Slate of 12.V Nnmlwr of Sab. liath School Scholars, 10,202. Thero is also an increase in tho amount of contribution for benevolent purpos es. iiiiHt year it was some over 1 10 0(H), this year it is 91(1,100.10. Tho corrosnonilinir Secretary. Itev. Mr. B iiiL'ton. of Windsor, last veur in. sorted a now column in tho statistics. garnering me unmoor or meuioor ship under thirty yours of ago. Tho uuuibcr reported this year is 8,471. or a little over twenty per cent, of the entire membership. Horace Greeley recommends tho use of the giiilotino for execution lust cad ot hanging. ' Within n year six attempts Havo been made to nssassiuato' Victor FiiianueJ.