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' ( 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,
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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.

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