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There is to be a donation visit at the
Freewill Baptist church at East Albany,
Thursday evening, January 11, for the
benefit of Ilev. Joseph Cox.
Mr. 0. 1). Howell, while chopping
in the woods last Friday, - (Jan. ",) fell
a tree which lodged upon another. He
chopped the second and as it fell his leg
was caught and broken near the ankle.
He was held fast at first, but after
some perseverance and hard scrabbling,
lie managed to get loose and hobbled to
within hailing distance of the road.where
he attracted the attention of some men
who assisted hira to the house. T)r.
Parker was called who fixed up the bro
ken limb in such a manner that it is
now doing well.
The Levee and Oyster Supper at the
Congregational church at West Albany
on the 23d inst was no exception to the
many gatherings held heretofore. Ihe
evening was pleasant and the house was
quite well 'filled. J. C. Dow, Esq, was
chosen to preside, and interesting remarks
by llcv. Mr. Smith and N. M. Darling,
and a good poem read by Mr. Macomber :
theu the very instructive and amusing
exhibition was witnessed, with marked
appreciation by the audience, all the ex
ercises being enlivened by good music.
The best of oysters well cooked were
then served in Saunder'4 Hall. The
receipts of the society after paying ex
penses amounted to 90 The attend
ance would no doubt have been greater,
had not the false report been circulated
that we had a cuse of small pox in our
village, but to the brave ones who did
come the thanks of the committee are
tendered. Express.
Only eighteen degrees below zero this
Barton village, now has a watch
man, in the personf one Joseph Elliot.
'Watchman, tell vl4 of the night."
To those in want of a new sign, we
would refer to thj advertisement of L.
II. Wood, jr., inailother column. He is
a good sign paintcr and deserves patronage-
To travel our iiy streets, for the past
two weeks, one niseds well be shod with
spikes. Many ajii ambitious youth has
found himself suddenly "downed" Sev
eral sleighs have gone sideways until
they were quickjy overturned. Nobody
hurt though. All's well that ends well.
A meteor was observed by citizens of
this village abrut 8 o'clock, last Wed
nesday evening, the explosion of which
made a noise which sounded as loud as
the firin? of a small cannon. Mr. John
Twombly saw the flash, and supposing
of course there was another fire, went to
the door just in season to hear the re
port. ' We have in our office a mammoth hor
nets' nest, picked from a hemlock tree
by 1 L. Webster of Irasburgh, which
measures 39 by 46 inches in circumfer
ence. If there is any town that can
produce a 6warm of these red-hot little .
fellows that can do better than this, we
should be glad to give them a puff.
Mr. Earle, late editor of the Barton
Standard, having been beaten in a law
suit at St. Johnsbury, expresses himself
as follows :
'We have been 'fighting the tiger'
this week, and, as a result, are badly
scratched. In other words, we have had
a lawsuit with Dr. G. B. Bullard, in
which we are the plaintiff and are beat
en, much to our surprise and that of
everybody else. We wouldn't care if
it didn't cost so much. We ain't well."
The following officers were elected
at the regular convocation of Keystone
Chapter No. 10, Barton, Yt., Sept. 25,
1S71 : D. Baker, H. F. ; J. F. Baldwin,
K. ; E. Cook, S. ; E. E. Eawson, Sec. ;
J. E. Skinner, Treas. ; X. M. Scott, C.
II. ; C. F. Owen, F. S. ; J. N. Webster,
It. A. C. ; J. C. Batchelder, M. 3d V. ;
C. A. Clark, M. 2d V. ; A. S. French,
M. 1st V.
At a regular convocation of
Lodge Xo. 55, held December
following officers were chosen
22, the
Cook, W. M. ; Heman McClure, S
James F. Taylor, J. W. ; J. E. Skinner,
Treas. ; C. II Dwinell, Sec. ; Geo. Bush,
S. JJ. ; O. V. Joslyn, J. D. ; D. W. Eob
inson, Tyler; E. E. llawson. Organist;
Wm. P. Wiggins, C. B. 'Warner, Stew
ards ; M. II. Chase, Chaplin ; II. Pierce,
The house and barns of Geo. D. Bick-
fovd, living on the Duck Pond road, about
three uilcs south - of this village, were
burned on Ycar'3 morning about six
o'clock, together -with most of their con
tents. Mr. Bickford was expecting com
1 .
pany ana was going to hstye an oyster
supper and a jolly New Year's visit with
his relations but the fire fiend interrupt
ed. Instead of receiving company he
was received by others. The fire caught
from the stove pipe between the plaster
ing and floor. His loss was 2,500 ; in
sured for SI 600.
Somebody in Barton has a friend way
down in Providence, who felt so good
after eating his christmas pie that he
burst out in the following strain :
"Well, Christmas is here ; I have just
help devour an old turkey gobbler ; feel
ings of unuterable depression caper over
my stomach, like a load of hay over an
inch board; my eyes burst from- their
sockets, like the cellar doors from a
country town ; 1 lift up my ears to catch
the silvery accents of plum pudding, and
in silent adoration I cram down the
chicken, like a yankee volunteer ram
ming down the waddins to a three hun
dred pounder."
The parents of this village did much,
more than ever before, perhaps, to make
a merry christmas for the c ildr'en.
There is nothiug more beautiful than
the beaming faces of glad children A
glad child's face will make sunshine in
a tomb. ; and it is a most stubborn sea
of trouble whose waters will not divide
when the feet of the children go pad
dling in its waves. At both our church
es they found a huge tree, loaded with
sweetmeats and toys, which old Santa
brought along in his Claus. And as
they sang, the harmony of their sweet
voices filled the heart with cheer and
gladness. They sang, and they spoke
pieces, and they had a merry, merry
The Barton Landing literary and de
bating society meet every Trsday eve
nine, at the school house. The subject
for January 9 is
Resolved, That the Canaffi:rht to
be annexed to the Unitei tates-peace-fully,
if possible, if noiraight.
The Boston Advertiser, in an article
on the commercial relations of Canada
and the United States, says :
We look confidently forward to the
time when, by the free consent of the
two peoples, the highest commercial in
terests of both will be secured through
a more perfect union, placing them both
under a common national flag.
The Orleans county musical associa
tion will hold their annual convention
at the Landing, commencing January
23, and continuing four days, under the
direction of Prof. L. 0. Emerson, of Bos
ton. Two grand concerts will be given.
The first on Thursday evening, January
25, the second on Friday evening, Janu
ary 26. Singers, in order to secure the
full benefit of the convention, should be
present the first day, and attend the
wircrfe course. Tickets for the- course,
gentlemen $1.50; ladies 1.00. For
each rehearsal, fifteen cents ; for each
concert, twenty-five cents. The citizens
of the Landing generously offer to pro
vide free entertainment for all singers
and musicians. Those who desire can
secure board at the hotel for one dollar
per day. The railroad will carry all
attending the convention, for fare one
The freight train which leaves this
place at 10:02 going north, came near
meeting with a severe accident on Wed
nesday last. Just before it got to the
third bridge between here and the Land
ing the forward trucks and frames on
one of the Fassumpsic cars loaded with
sixty-five barrels of flour twelve sacks
of salt and other freight, got loose and
came off and were drasged across the
bridge and fifteen or twenty rods beyond
and hurled down the embankment. This
was not discovered until they reached
the Landing, the train passing along in
safety, this car on one pair of trucks,
the connecting-ling and pin holding up
the front end. If this little link had
broken and it is a wonder it did not
one half the train must have been pre
cipitated' from the bridge about thirty
feet into the stream below. The trucks
were dragged across the bridge in -such
a manner as to cut off all the spike heads
and chair chimes on one side for six or
eight rails, leaving nothing to hold the
track in place but the frost and what
it was imbedded down into the ties. In
this precarious condition, the passenger
express north, and the way freight south
passed along without accident, the brok
en spikes not being discovered till after
wards. GLOVER.
A donation and pastoral visit, for the
benefit of Rev. Mr. Perkins and family
will take place at the town hall, Glov
er village, on Wednesday afternoon and
evening, Jan. 17tL Oysters will be
served on the occasion. All are cordially
invited to be present
Mrs. E. L. M. Taulwill sneak at the
south church, Glover village, on Sunday,
Jan. 14th.
The number of deaths in Greensboro
during the year 1871 is less than during
any one year since 185S. The number
is 13. The year's record for 1853 and
1858 have the same number. The larg
est number in any year since 1850 was
20, in 1862; Express.
Greensboro, Jan. 4, 1872.
Editor of the "Monitor:" I shall
not be able to usher in the New Year
and the first edition of the "Monitor"
with items of news of a startling charac
ter, but one event of the first week of
the New Year which marks a new era
in the history of Greensboro, and which
is to effect materially her future, is wor
thy of notice ; that of the running of the
first regular train on that section of the
Yt. Division of the P. & O. E. E. from
Hardwick to St. Johnsbury on Monday,
the 1st day of Jan. 1872. The select
men have opened a winter road to the
depot at the "Bend" on the survey for a
permanent road which is to be built next
season. So with new postal regulations
we shall be in "town." Our well known
townsman, John M. Smith, is depot
master. The photograph artist, Mr.
Whitaker, is in town, and from speci
mens we have seen takes a good picture.
We are having a very interesting course
of Scientific Eeadings on the subject of
Astronomy and we hope to continue them
through the winter with other interest
ing subjects. Cutler & Goss are gettins
out an unusual quantity of light and
neavy buggies tor the spnng trade, and
hope by their efforts to make ngood, da.
taoie wagon to merit the patronage of
those who wish such an one.
"Ihe Urummer 13oy" or "The Spy of
the Eappahannock" wilL be played at
the Congregational church by Bailey Post
No. 21, G. A. E., on Thursday evening
January 28.
A donation visit and oyster supper is
.jr.i ii. 11 j i i 1 t n .
w uume 011 ai me iietnouisi vnurcn on
Friday evening January 12, for the ben
efit of Eev. Mr. McDonald. Let there
.ue a gooa turnout. A good time is ex
The Orleans County Agricultural So
ciety met tor their annual meeting at
lrasburg Jan. 2d 1872. The officers of
the society met in the forenoon to award
premiums on field crops. After consid
eraoie delay waiting tor a quorum they,
proceeded to business. The protest
W. O. Cochrane against A. A. Eandall
was disregarded on evidence thai Mr.
Randall's steers were more than eiough
better to balance the difference ii age.
The protest of Moses Goodwin wp- heed
ed and it was decided that he should
have the first premium on gradeJPurham
heifers unless Mr. Forter could jrove the
sire of his heifer to be DurhaU- 'Ihe
protest of Mr. Conner was ensidered
against the town ox teams, sore yokes
of which were believed to be absent the
2d day of the Fair. Orders w re drawn
for all except Daniel Owen Und Geo.
Leland as there was no proof that they
returned their oxen. There fas no en
try of any field crop for preninm. Mr.
Charles Cowles of Albany, ptfsented 100
ears of corn for the society' prize of ten
dollars and it was awarded o him. - His
was the eight rowed Canadi corn, early
and productive, and gives shelled corn
that weighs 61 pounds to tie bushel and
a yeild of 60 bushels of silled corn to
the acre by estimate, on oor, inverted
sod ground. It is desi-d that those
who took some seed to easy home will
give a report of its yeilcaext year.
In the afternoon the riveting was call
ed to order by the president, II. C.
Cleveland. There were about seventy-
five persons present, fie reports of the
Secretary and Treasurer were
read and
approved. The officers-were elected
the ensuing year as folows : President,
H. C. Cleveland, Coyeftry ; Vice Presi
dents, J. L. Dodge, Insburgh, Emery
Cook, Glover ; Secretary, Z. E. Jame
son, Irasburgh ; Assistant Secretary, D.
M. Camp, Newport Treasurer, I. N.
Cushman, Irasburgh Executive Com
mittee, John E. Chaaberlin, Albany,
M. W. Joslyn, Barton A. W. Seavey,
Brownington, J. C. Cliver, Charleston,
Salmon Nye, Coventr", A. M. Harriman,
Craftsbury, M. M. idsey Derby, Caleb
A. Clark, Glover, Jo'n B. Cook, Greens-
boro, Moody Conner, Irasburgh, Martin
Chamberlin, Jay, Levi Brigbam, Lowell,
Charles Leavens, Mxrgan, Charles Batch
elder, Newport, Go. W. Cole, Salem,
M. Kennedy, Jrj Troy, Wm. Bruce,
Westmore, Oscar Miller, Westfield.
Then was discussec the proper number
to admit to the Far on one membership
ticket. Messrs. Vheelock, Drew, Jame
son, Kennedy, He-kins, Clark and oth
ers spoke briefly all desiring to have
rules that can be adhered to and prevent
fraud in collectiig the . revenue. The
subject was finaly referred to the exec
utive committee It was voted that
gate keepers shal not take money at the
gate but require all persons to provide
themselves with tickets. Eben Thomp
son special Deruty of the Tatrons of
Husbandry gavs a brief address in re
gard to this new society and its .claim
to the support of farmers. T. II. II os-
kins also spoke upon the same topic.
2. E. Jamesov. ;ivjcy.
D. Sisco has bought the grocery store
at Westfield and moves there at once.
A. C. Elswoi-th had a door blown up-
on him "which broke his
shoulder and
otherwise injured him.
J. Sheldon was tipped from and under
a load of lumber lately and was severely
bruised about the head, and it is feared
he will, lose one eye.
The recent high winds blew down a
barn telonging to Mrs." Smith which con
tained about 10 tons of hay. Fortunate
ly it fell so as to prevent the hay from
being blown away.
J. E. Chase was severely injured re
cently by a barn door being blown against
his head, knocking him over. No great
inconvenience was experienced until next
morning when a severe pain set in. Med
ical aid was called, and when inflamma
tion was allayed it was found that the
skull was fractured. Had the blow been
received an inch farther forward it prob
ably would have caused instant death.
Hon. E. A. Stewart, the new editor of
the Express, has purchased Silas G.
Bean's village residence and will move
here soon.
E. B. True has sold his interest in the
furniture business to his partner, II. S.
Eoot, who will continue the business at
the old stand.
A span of horses attached 'to a sled
got frightened and ran down through the
village last Tuesday, demolishing a sleigh
belonging to Mr. Dickerman, and slight
ly injuring one or two persons before they
were caught.
Miss Ina M. Bridgman spoke at the
Academy Hall Wednesday evening on
the following subject : Womeii the hope
of the Temperance Cause. Her lecture
was well spoken of by the few who were
Judge Stewart and the Standard be
ing added to the Express it is obliged
to enlarge its. quarters, and will shortly
occupy the room used by L. D. Living
ston as a tailor's shop.
The following officers of Memphrema-
gog .Lodge jno. 00, i. & a. M., were
T 1 "X T n j-i n 1 - r
elected at its annual meeting in Decern
ber: E. Cummings, W. M. ; I. A. Adams,
S. W. : I. A. Cobb, J. W. ; F. M. Sher
man, Treas. ; L. D. Livingston, Sec. ; C.
F. Davis, E. A. Hunt, Stewards ; N. F,
Ball, Tyler. '
The following officers of Cleveland
Chapter No. 20, E A. M., were elected
at its last annual convocation : E. Hunt
ington, H. P. ; E. Cumminss, K. ; B
W. Lee, S. ; E. B. True, C. H. ; J. E.
Cutting, P. S. ; H. S. Eoot, E. A. C. ;
H. A. Johnson, 1st V. ; E. A. Hunt," 2d
V. ; J. C. Rutherford, 3d Y. ; L. D.
Livingston, Sec; F. M. Sherman, Treas.;
Bean, Tyler.
A Grange of Patrons of Husbandry
has just been formed at Newport, consist-
ing of some of our best farmers. The
of following are the officers -.Charles Ide.
Master ; C. Cummings, Secretary ; H. S.
Green, Overseer; C. S. Batchelder, Lec
turer ; Gf. W. Trow, Chaplain ; L. S.
Scott, Steward ; Marcus Joslyn, Assist
ant Steward ; E. Cummings, Treasurer ;
N. F. Ball, Gate Keeper. Next meet
ing at Academy Hall, Wednesday eve
ning. Jan. 10, at 6 o.clock. Farmer.
A brakeman on the Fassumpsic road,
named Drown, was fatally injured
at Sherbrooke on Friday last. While
shackling cars he was caught by the arm
and thrown under the wheels. One leg
was cut off near the body and one arm be
tween the elbow and shoulder. He lived
but a few hours. He was a resident of
Wheelock, and Friday was his first trip
as brakeman. He leaves a wife and one
The total membership of the Baptist
churches in Vermont, as reported Octo
ber, 1871, is 8,670.
A fire iiv Pownal Centre, on Tuesday
night, destroyed a store and dwelling
house with their contents. Partially in
sured in the Vermont Mutual. Loss,
There is now living in Williston, a
lady aged eighty -four years, and a strong
healthy woman for that age, who has had
thirty-three children of her own. She
has been three times married.
A freight train on the Fassumpsic
road was thrown from the track at Fas
sumpsic on Saturday week by a broken
rail, and the rolling stock was somewhat
Miss Edna Owen, of Bethel, aged eleven
years, has just completed a bed-quilt
composed of three thousand and fifty-six
pieces. The work has been executed
during eight months.
Patrick Callevy, of Perkinsville, was
killed instantly on Mouday, December
11th, while at work in one of the soap
stone quarries by the falling of a large
piece of frozen dirt, breaking his neck
and back.
The town of Woodbury has twenty-two
i j
natural ponds, varying in size irom a
few acres to several hundred, and there
is not a stream of water runs into the
town. It is doubtful if there is another
town in the state that can say as much ;
if there is, we would like to hear from
them. .
The heavy pigs are not all that is large
this year. Luther Wells, oi Fletcher,
has a ".black Diamond colt, one year
old last June, which weighs nine hund-
red and thirty pouuds, is well propor
tioned and has had no extra keeping.
As no one can probably equal him, this
"Diamond" may be fairly set down as a
On Christmas day, a bloody affray
took place at East Arlington, in a drink
ing saloon. Farwell and Lawrence,
keepers of the saloon, shot five persons,
two of whom have died since and two
more are mortally wounded. One of the
victims was Farwell's son, ajred eight
j-cars. The affair creates intense excite
ment. Farwell and Lawrence are under
A new potato is brewing in Dummer
ston, where John B. Butterfield thinks
he has originated a potato of a superior
excellence and merit. Two years ago he
planted the seeds from a seed ball of the
"Excelsior" potato. . The result was one
potato, which this year, planted, has
yielded at the rate of five hundred bush
els per acre ; specimens of which weighs
twelve ounces.
Vernon is excited over the mysterious
disappearance of a colored man about S7
years of age, named Silas Green. He
was last seen on Friday, December 1st.
iseing quite teeble, it seems quite im
probable that he could have gone far un
aided, but the surrounding neighborhood
has been ransacked without avail. Of
course there are suspicions of foul play,
but with what reason we are unable to
say. About fifty persons joined in the
search on Tuesday.
A daring highway robbery and at
tempt at murder recently occurred near
Eochester, a young man named Griffin
who was returning home with the pro
ceeds of two loads of hay, being assailed
and plundered by two men whom he
permitted to ride upon his team. He
received several terrible scalp wounds
from a hammer, but is not fatally injured
Ihe robbers have been identihed as
William Harvey and John Moran, and
have been held for trial.
There was a "slight onpleasantness"
among the boys developed at the New
Year's Festival in West Berlin, Monday
evening, iwo itoweii boys and lienry
Eeed pitched into a son of Mr. Currier,
beating and brusing him severely. Com
plaint has been issued against the as
suiting party by the town grand juror,
and they are held for trial. The assault
we learn was made outside of the church,
and when the congregation were not
aware of what was going on. The young
folks should be taught better things, and
doubtless will be ere this lesson endeth.
A most melancholy case of suicide
took place in the wn of Putnam on
Saturday morning last. Mrs. Thomas
Maxwell, a lady esteemed by all who
knew her, arose quite early in the morn
ing, went into her kitchen where, it is
supposed, she fastened a small strap
around her neck, then stepping on a
chair she fastened the strap to a hook in
the wall overhead and deliberately hung
herself. When found by some member
of the family afterwards, she was quite
dead. She had suffered from slight
aberration of mind, at times, for several
months, but not enough to occasion any
great alarm among her friends. She
leaves quite a family of children and i
large circle of friends to mourn her un
timely death.
We regret to learn that Mr. Elijah
Lamberton, a well-to-do farmer of Marsh
field, committed suicide by hanging him
self in his barn on the 19 th inst. Mr.
Lamberton had been in poor health for
a few days previously, but was able to
be aboul the house and barn. He is the
third brother that has thus committed
suicied, and depression of spirits combin
ed with a suicidal tint doubtless led to
this sad result. A son of Mr. Lamber
ton was last spring elected collector of
taxes in Marshfield, and the father be
came one of hi bondsmen. The young
man collected a portion of the taxes, and
with the money bought butter. Some
three weeks since he went with the but
ter to Worcester, and it soon became ru
mored that all was not right. Finally
he sent home his tax book and papers
and also word that he should not himself
return. His father doubtless fearing
the town would levy upon his property
for his son's defalcation became depress
ed, and the result seems to have been the
suicide. He wras a man of. some sixty
years of age and generally respected by
his townsmen. Green Mountain Free
man. The following is a complete list of the
money-order post-offices . in Vermont.
The rates of commission are as follows :
On orders not exceeding 20, ten cents ;
over .20 and not exceeding 30, fifteen
cents ; over 30 and not exceeding 40,
twenty cents ; over 40 and not exceed
ing 50, twenty-five cents. No single
order issued for more than fifty dollars.
Barton, - Middletown,
Bellows Falls, Montpelier,
Bennington, Newbury,
Brandon, Newport,
Bradford, Northfield,
Brattleboro, Peacham,
Burlington, Perkinsville,
Cambridge, Pittsford,
Castleton, Eupert,
Chelsea, Eutland,
Chester, Saint Albans,
Derby Line, Saint Johnsbury,
Enosburgh Falls, Sheldon,
Fair Haven, Springfield,
Felchville, Stowe,
Franklin, S wanton, .
Hardwick, Vergennes,
Island Pond, Waitsfield,
Johnson, Waterbury,
Ludlow, West Concord,
Lunenbiirgh, West Eandolph,
Mclndoe's Falls, White Fiver Junc'n,
Manchester, Windsor,
Middlebury, Woo Istock.
Wells Eiver begins to experience the
effects of railroad enterprise and advanc
ing civilization. One day last week,
Daniel Carnev, a railroad hand, went to
the store of Peach & Sherwin, picked out
a suit of clothes and a pair of boots, and
wanted credit for the same.
the clerk, laid them aside, till he could
find out if it was proper to trust him.
Before he could find out, however, the
customer and boots were gone. It ap
pears, also, that he had stolen from one
of his chums a silver watch, and from a
Mr. Savage 30 in money. When dis
covered, he was on the train for Boston.
Savage telegraphed to Plymouth, and he
was intercepted, brought to Wells Eiver,
and had a legal interview with Judge
Tabor. The boots were recovered and
the scoundrel, in default of 300 bail,
was sent to Chelsea, plead guilty and
took free papers for a year s board at
Windsor. It was all done within four
days from the time of the theft.
And still another. One day last week.
Edward Sly was going from Boltocville
to the Wells Eiver box factory, and met
four railroad hands. Wanting a little
diversion, three of them got out of their
sleigh and administered a good flogging
"on the Sly." One of the gang was
Henry Emerson, who immediately ske
daddled for Canada, but was caught at
Newport, returned and called on Judge
Tabor, who charged him 100 for his
part 01 tne diversion. umcers are in
pursuit of the other three diversionists.
"Tall Oaks from Littlb Acorns
Grow." In the summer of 18G9, E. L.
Hovey went into the Tassumpsic House,
St. Johnsbury, and told Mr. Hale that
he was about to start a printing office,
and asked him if he knew of a suitable
room. Hale thought a moment, and
then asked Hovey round t the hack
side of the building, where the Times
office now is. He then told him he
could enlarge his house to cover that
point and would build him two rooms of
a certain size. Hovey considered it a
minute, and told him to go ahead. The
new Avenue House soon sprang into ex
istence and the Times was started with
a list of 2,400 names, nearly one-half
being skunks and dead-heads. All of
the consequences no man can enumerate
Hovey, Ropes & Sinionds were . proprie
tors. They soon fell out and separated.
Simonds went off and purchased the
Manchester Journal, and Eankin came
in with Hovey. Then Dr. Bullard pur
chased. Then Earle committed finan
cial suicide by paying 9,500 for the
concern. Camp, of Newport, followed
his example by purchasing Earle's Bar
ton Standard, and taking in a partner,
The Barton people got up an excitement
and raised 1,500 for a new paper, soon
to appear under "Webster's management,
iioweii purchased tne iob office, ana is
now running a prosperous office on rail
road street. Rankin has sued Hovey.
Bullard has sued Earle. Earle has sued
Bullard twice. Grout has sued Earle.
Earle has sued G rout and Earle has sued
nearly one hundred of the subscribers.
We hear romors that Rowell and Simonds
each intend to sue Hovey. Where will
be the end of that fifteen minutes trans
action which took place behind the Pas
sumpsic House in the summer of 1869 ?
Headache can be cured by filling the
mouth full of ice-water, and sitting on a
stove until the water boils. This is what
is known among medical men as a counter-irritant.
The Daimios Daugiiteks. Twen
ty-one young ladies from Japan are
on 'their Avay to this country to be ed
ucated. , They are a-11 said to be daugh-
tei s of "Daimios," a class of rulers in
that country, who may, for aught we
know to the contrary, be equal in rank
and dignity to Justice of the Peace in
New York, or State Constables in
Massachusetts, but who may be noth
ing more than Congressmen. That
they are wealthy may be taken for
granted, as if they were not they
could not afford this dangerous exper
iment of making fashionable women,
on the American plan, out of their
daughters. As soon as this fact has
dawned upon the fortune-hunters of
our land, there will of course be a rush
for these pecunious damsels. What
matte-their small almond eyes, their
copper complexions, their protrusive
lower jaws and other personal pecul-iarities-they
will still, in a golden
light, be beautiful, and ere long we
may expect to find our young men
studying up the lingo of the gentle
Jap, to be enabled to lay siege to them
in customary style. If, however, the
Daimios daughters escape safi'y back
to Japan after a due course of, Amer
ican finishincr, the consternation and
revolution they will effect there may
be imagined. Fancy each of them land-
ins: at Jeddo or Nagasaki a score of
Saratoga trunks packed with chignons,
bustles, double skirts, palpitators, cor
sets, switches, rats, crinoline, "bloom
of youth," "vinaigre de roHge," "pearl
powder," and the thousand and one
other mysterious adiuncts of the
makeup of an American woman. Such
an iuvoic, without it should all be
scooped in under the head of "miscel
laneous," might well drive the Japan
Custom House authorities crazy. Poor
heathen devils, they don't enjoy the
blessing of a beautifully particular and
proscriptively high tariff as we- do.
But if the things do get throusrh the
Custom House, how the ..paternal
Daimois will stare, atid in despair tug
their hair, when they come to foot the
bills. Finally, how will the poormrls
be looked
in their barbarian
costumes and customs, by their sister
Japs? Really this whole thing strikes
us as beina: a very melancholy and
hazardous experiment.
Sensation at a Vi-llage Partv.
Spotswood, an obscure village of New
Jersey, some distance from New Bruns
wick, was a scene of a tragic and highly
dramatic sensation one night recently.
At the hotel were gathered a party of
1 -
rustics bent on celebrating what is known
as a "variety wedding." About 11
o'clock, as the story goes, some of the
party observed a stranger prowling about
the building and the proprietor went
out and observing that the stranger was
well dressed, invited him in. He declin
ed, however, but continued promenading
the piazza. The proprietor then became
suspicious and returning to the piazza.
accompanied by one of the guests, a Dan
iel Sriowell, of the village, warned him
to come either in or out. As they ap
proached the promenader, the latter has
tily drew a revolver and fired twice at
Mr.' Snowell. One of the shots missed,
and the other took effect in his left lung.
The assassin then fled and was followed
quickly by a few of the wedding party.
In his flight the assassin threw off a silk
hat, whiskers and coat, discovering the
fact that he was a female. She proved
to be Mrs: (Jommodore L-hauncev, a
charming young widow of the place and
well known. She was engaged to be
married to Snowell and was incited to
this mad act by jealousy. At last ac
counts Snowell's condition was consider
ed extremely precarious.
The "World's Jubilee. The recent
purchase of a large tract of made land
on the Back Bay, by certain parties pre
sumed to have bought it for purposes of
speculation, has for several weeks ren
dered it uncertain as to whether any por
tion of it could be obtained on which to
erect the proposed huge coliseum for the
contemplated world's jubilee in June
and July next. There has been some
objection to the use of this land for such
a purpose, but as it seemed be the on
ly feasible location for so huge a struc
ture, the efforts of interested parties have
been vigorously directed of late to the
end of overcoming those objections, and
at length an arrangement on satisfactory
terms has been entered into and land
has been secured between the Providence
and Albany Railroads on the Back Bay,
about two minutes' walk west of the site
of the original coliseum, on which to
erect the new building. As to the per
manency of the structure there is more
doubt, but it may he allowed to stand
until the site it is to occupy becomes
more valuable for other purposes.
A Richmond, Va., dispatch Bays that
Tuesday last the Clover Hill coal mines,
in Chesterfield county, took fire, and still
continue to burn. There were no per
sons in the shaft at the time the fire
occurred. Seven mules were m the pit
and burned. The Midlothian coal pit,
in the same vicinity, is also on fire, and,
in consequence, a coal famine prevails
there. The mouths of the shafts on fire
have been covered.
The livery stable man who furnished
the carriages for the grand duke proces
sion at New York, was for years the
stable man for the ring. He brought in
a bill after the old order. The commit
tee refused to pay. it. He threatened to
go to Boston and demand the money of
Alexis in person. He thought better of
it, and reduced the claim about one-half
He went away mad, saying that instead
of a naltrv thousand, if the ring: had
done it he would have got $6000.
Didn't Know Adam. As Artemus
Ward was once traveling in the cars,
dreading to be bored, and feeling miser
able, a man approached him, sat down
and said :
"Did you hear the last thing on Hor-.
ace Greeley ?"
"Greeley? Greeley?" said Artemus.
"Horace Greeley ? Who is he ?"
The man was quiet about five minutes.
Pretty soon he said :
"George Francis Train is kicking up
a good deal of a row over in England, do
you think they will put him in a bas-
"Train, Train, George Francis Train,"
said Artemus, solemnly. "I never heard
of him."
This ignorance kept the man quiet for
fifteen minutes then he said ;
"What do you think about General
Grant's chances for the Presidency ? Do
you think they will run him ?"
"Grant, Grant ! hang it, man," said
Artemus, "you appear to Know more
A 1 V
strangers than any man I ever saw."
ine man was iunous ; he waited up
the car, but at last came back and said :
viou contounded ignoramus, did you
ever hear of Adam ?"
Artemus looked up and said : "What
was his other name ?"
The following advertisement lately
appeared in the columns of an English
contemporary: "Matrimony.-D welling
on the romatic banks of the river Dart,
and within easy access to the subline
heights of Dartmoor, a professional
clergyman feels the solitude of a wife
less life, and seelcs the sympathy and
aid of a lady who is willing to take
his name and the better half of his
home, and the whole of his heart. He
is in stature ana comimess a proper
man to make an offer of marriac
He is not young, but he is certainly
not old, and the elacticity of his spir
its would justify the assertion that he
is likely to hold Time at arm's length
for many a year to come. Any lady
who possesses in her own right a mod
erate independence, etc."
Jim Fisk's PetNames.-TIic letters
of Jim Fisk to Joiephine Mansfield
are said to showr great ingenuity on
his part in inventing pet names. He
affectionately addresses his fair cor
respondent as "Measelem little girl,'
"Lumpsum," "Dumpling," and "little
Girl with the black and tan dog."
is a pity that by the settlement of the
lawr suit, the world will lose this rich
corresnondenc. It would have been
stch a literary treat.
- Sneak thieves are reaping a rich har
vest in Wall street, New York. An
old lawyer on Xassau street, was pass
ing down Broadwray, the other day
with $50,000 in bonds in his hand.
when he stopped to buy some fruit
and laid the package down on a stand"
Just then a stranger spoke to him,
while another stranger grasped the
bundle ami escaped. The famous
Pinkerton is now after him.
Gilmore's ConsEUM.-The Spring
field Republican says that Mr. P.
S. Gil more has closed a contract with
the American corrugated iron compa
ny of that city for building the Col
iseum at Boston, in which the World's
Peace .1 ubilee is to be held next June
and July. It will be a permanent
structure and a building of immense
A portion of the new railroad depot
at Saratoga Springs, New York, fell the
other day, crushing to death a boy named
W. H. Tripp, and narrowly missing
others. It was made of corrugated iron,
and last summer, was much admired, but
its construction was too light, and with
the extra weight of five or six inches of
snow, it gave way in the center, snap
ping the iron columns like pipe stems.
The loss is over 10,000.
"When the Secretary of the Senate had
finishCS the reading of the message trans
mitting the report of the civil service
commission. Senator Trumbull expressed
great satisfaction with its contents, and
Senator Sumner remarked that what he
had just heard from the President gave
him great joy.
The season of the year is now at hand
when it is in this climate most difficult
to avoid exposures, that are sure to pro
duce colds. This is the exciting cause
of nearly all the various diseases of the
throat and lungs, which destroy so large
a proportion of the human family. In
such cases, a timely use of some safe
remedy should never be neglected, and
at the present time no remedy seems to
be used with better success, than Weeks'
Magic Compound. It is winning golden
opinions wherever known. -
In Glover. Nov. 11. by Rev. M. R. ChaBe, Mr. Simeon
X. Claris and Miss Eunice A. AUlrich, allot uiover.
At the Baptist church at Montgomery Center, Dec.
20, by Rev. J. T. Ferguson, Mr. Lovel U. Campbell ana
Miss Emma J. Rowley, all or Montgomery,
Tn Irasbursh. Dec 21. of cancer of the bowels, Mr.
Albert A. Webster, aged 62 years, fother of tne puDusner
of this paper.
rAXUFACTURERS of Carriages and Sleighs,
JY Greensboro, Vt.
ILLIXERY DRESS MAKIXG and pattern rooms.
URGEOX DEXTIST Barton Landing, t.
31. J. SMITH,
"PROPRIETOR of the Orleans County Marble Works.
Foreign and Americas Maible, Gravestones,
Monuments, Ac.
Fainting, Glazing, Graining,
JL washing and Paa-er-Hangi ng.
All work done in
the best style and satisfaction guaranteed. Saws filed
and set to order.
300,000 feet of nice Sprare Limber, cut 13
feet lone. 1 1- inches thick, without regard to width.
and 100.000 feet of Hard Wood Lumber, same length
and one Inch thick. Also a quantity of Basswood, by
Dealer in all kinds of Hard and Soft Wood Lumber.
Office in Skinner A Drew's-building. Barton, Vt.
Barton, January 4, 1872. ltf
Lots of people tay that Burton it the bf t place in
the county to buy good, and one thing it certaia that
you can bay all kinds of
Anil rAilbl UUUUA
E. Rawson's Store
Ca'.l and fee the MocV of goods and get an Elgin alma
nac FREE, tor 1S72. A good assortment of the best
grades oi
including the
Elgin and AVnltlmm,
always on hand and a good stock of .
that I can recommend to my customers as excellent
time-keepers; also eight and one day clocks that will
satt most anybody. Jewelry, both gold and plated,
silver and silver plated wares, such as
Butter Dish
- I C A S ,
and trimmings for Violins Strings, Bows. Toning
Forks, Instruction Books, Ac., ic. Lota of Knives,
Razors, Combs, Wallets, Hair, Tooth and Cloth Brush
es, Shaving Cups, Soaps, Strops, Cologne and Perfum
ery of various kinds. Spy Glasses, Microscopes, Ther
mometers, Writing Desks, Work Boxes, Portfolios,
Common and
Initial Stationery,
Diaries, Vt. Registers, Pens, Pencils, Ink, and in hct
almost everything in the Fancy Goods Line that u
usually found outside of the cities.
always in order. Call and see me.
J Barton, Jan. 4, 1872.
My stock of goods are almost
at the time when goods were the lowest that they have
been for years and most all be sold by the flrst day of
March next, witnout fail.
also a Blacksmith shop. Terms of payment easy.
West Glover, Vt January 4, 1872. 1-28
L. R. WOOD, Jr.,
would say to merchants and all who need signs,
be can do the tmrg ror mem
As well as can, be done in the City,
Take down that rusty old sign
and have a splendid
ow one.
As I intend to paint signs this winter only, pais In
your orders now.
Barton, Vt., ,rjn.,
Orleans District, h
In ProbaU Court, held at Irasburgh, in said district.
i the 4th day ot January, A. D. 1872.
Henry Cutler, administrator or tne estate oi aiai j a.
Skinner, late of Barton, in said district, deceased, pre
sents his administration account for examination and
allowance, and makes application fr a decree of dis
tribution and partition of the estate or saia aeceasea.
Whereupon, it is ordered by said court, that said ac
count and said application be referred to a session
thereof, to be held at the probate orace in sa;a iras
burgh, on the 2ith day of January, A. D. 1872, for hear
ing ard decision thereon.
And it is further ordered, that notice hereof be given
to all persons interested, by publication of the same
three weeks successively in the Monitor, a newspaper
published at Barton, previous to said time appointed
forbearing, that they may appear at said time and
place, and show cause, if any they may have, why said
account should not be allowed, and such decree made.
By the court Attest,
1-3 L. S. TIIOMPSOX, Rcgisterf
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