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T,0 ir,.,'i,-r is nrinted even.' Mtrndav " ' " - y- j cfzmioon. ouoscripnon price $2.00 advance. CiCORtiE ll. BLAKE, Editor, E. II. WEBSTER, Publisher. H,irion. Vt, May 11. 7-l. "Htt tkaJl tt Prus tht ftmjie' HphU aun'atem, ?7jmwJ bf iniuatet ai uniribrd ry poi ; IJ-rt patriA Trvlh ht glirimt yncrytt dratc, PltJspJ to Rdifivn. Libert, and' Law." .NIXE YEARS AFTER THE WAR. Nine years have passed since the close of the war, and jet its direful influences have not expended themselves, and at no time since 1S63, has the prospect been less pleasing than at present It seemed when we were rejoicing at the termination of the war, and when no immediate business misfeviuno over-took us, that we were safe from further harm. But the five billion dollars, more or less, that had been expended by the country to carry on the fratricidal contest, could not be lost to a nation without serious consequences. In the South, those who were rich but a few Years before, were poor ; their country had been devastated ; society had been broken up ; those who had directed iu state and in business council were dead cr disheartened : and there was political hatred and rank ling amom the whites and ne.cn- that ioctiiol to create much harm. But the North was in much better circum stances, and the returned soldier found employment for Lis hands and invest ment for his capital at once. The ener gies that had been taxed to furnish war material and war supplies, were turned at once into peaceful pursuits, and fac tories and workshops resounded with the sound of the loom and hammer, in making material to fill up our depleted storehouses, and households with the im plement (f peace. Out upon the prai ries, across the plains and over moun tains, long lines of railroad were stretch el ; the miner was in the ore-bed, and the workman at the roll ins mill and forge, handled the huge bars of ir m as they were 1 e ng rolled lDto rails and wrought fir u thousand uses ; the far mer was busy in feeding the thousands who worked in the mills and at the an vil ; and the mechanic could cot build us use as me demand tor lactones and ; houses arose 1 he speculator took ad-j vantage of tie timc3 and filiel bis ccf fere with the uaaoa currency as it ! ,,f ft wi i . i ""uu -j uduu , fciott-joooers filled the country, and almost the world. with stocks and bonds, both worthless and valuable, and those who held this kind of property felt secure in receiving dividends and profits from year to year. Gamblers, thieves and corrupt politicians crept out from their slimy retreats, aud swallowed and slayed at will, while cor ruption, recklessness and extravagance had more than kept pace with our ap parent prosperity. But the crisis was impending, and the inflated bubble was came and we began to look around amid the ruins for the causes that produced it It disCOYerPil that. Kn avrtAn-A- of government were enormous ; that we were greatly in debt to foreign countries for bonds sold, and for the excess of our imports over our exports ; the currency cf the country that only a few years ago floated in the northern and western states, had been scattered over the whole country ; the surplus that had once been in our pockets, had been expended for the luxuries and extravagances of life ; and just at that unfortunate time when great men and great financial institu tions were suspending, we found our selves as individuals, decidedly "short" When our manufacturers began to exam ine future prospects, they discovered that the country was over-stocked with the articles they had produced, and that for some time the demand would be light The planter in the South and the far. meron the prairie, counted over hi money and found that he had nothing to send away for the goods, the furni ture or the machinery made in the East. The iron producer saw that few rails were hewn lai,l. nnA K.v v: ' CU Ills workmen ; the farmer in Sew Eugland found that the manufacturing cities were buying less and demanding reduced pri ces : and so from one end cf the country to the other, there was stagnation in business and a money stringency. We ought to have been wise enough at the close of the war. to have seen that the most rigid national and individual economy, and the most resolute efforts of all were needed to overcome the evils and the losses cf the war. But we did not act on these principles : The Amer ican eagle took a high flight, and found after a few years of prosperous sailirg that it must come down ; its savage flight with the southern vulture had ruf fled its plumage and stripped it cf its gay feathers. We have no gloomy fore bodings for the future, but the misfor tunes of the war must be encountered and overcome ; we must pay. sooner or later, the great expenses occasioned by it, and in order to do this must be eon tent with the ordinary comforts of life, and with those employments which pro cure slow but sure rewards. Then with the advantages cf American energy and America's privileges, we can enter again upon a career of prosperity. THE CARLISTS DEFEATED. The Carlists have been defeated and driven from Bilboa, with loss of arms and prisoners, and the government of Spain is rejoicing in the hop that the ar with Don Carlos U nearly at an end. Lot this would-be king has shown great energy and courage, and so long as he can find friend to espouse his cause, he will fight and keep a large army em ployed in looking after him. lie coun try now occupied by the defeated, is eaid to be mountainous and well calculate-! for guerrilla and bandit warfare, such a can be carried on easily by the troops cf the Carlists. REPUDIATION. TonierOJ 's Democrat in a Ions edito- i rial oa Repudiation, makes ae of the i j following language, Trhicti shows what I seed a widely circulated Democratic j journal is scattering among its readers : Plow holders ! orkim men ! Tax-payers and victims of fraud ! What is the use of attempting an im possibility '? hat sense, justice or patriotism is there, in working life to its feeblest flick er, merely to earn money to pay the bro kers, bankers, bond-holders and monop olists who now own the United States government as a hunter owns his dog that is trained to fetch and carry the game his master has killed ? Here we are. 33,000,000 of people, the dupes, victims and slaves of less than two hund red thousand Shylocks, who hold mort gages upon the heart's blood of every honest man every laboring man, woman and child in the United States. What good results from the infamous national debt under which the people reel to and fro in dismay, distress and despair ? Every foot of land in each of the States is under mortgage tothemon r loners and hond-holilers who nav -.T " - i not a farthing of tax on the products of their gold bearing bonds. The bonds of the United States are a fraud a lie a swindle from the first Their conception aud issue was illegal and unconstitutional. They override the constitution which declares that taxation and tuns of bonds now out the country has never received ten cents on the dol lar of benefit Their existence is a curse to enterprise ; a poison to patriotism ; a demoralization of industry ; a robbing of labor; a source of corruption to courts and legislatures : a disgrace to the States of the Union and a damnable blister up on the unborn. There is no honor, truth, fairness or equality about any one of these gilt-edge swindles, and the day will come when tvery United states bond now out trill be repudiated. To this end are the people moving. To this result are they being driven. Let the day come .' Ths people of this country lived and prospered before they were issued. The people of this country have been run ning hopelessly into debt ever since these bonds began to come from the presses of the government. The p-eople of this country can get alon;r without them, and all the tarty that issued them. The only ones who ! would suffer would be the money lenders ; and swindlers who stole the bonds and then stole them away from taxation, Let them be repudiated if the people so ceaanJ. Liie law making power will tax them on the gold they earn each -vear- If- m tlme3 llke thee- bond-hold- ers are not willing to help support the government that compels all who have no bonds to support in idleness those who have, let the entire cargo be dump ed, ana tne debt be paid by repudiation at once. Let it be done by 1S76, and then let vs celebrate it as evidence cf American in dependence with shouts of praise to men who are brave enough to defend their homes and earnings. This reads well, and affords an easy solution of the great problem in regard to the payment of the national debt and if there was no dishonor or iniustice in it aa would be ready to join with Brick and his disciples in their scheme of re pudiation. But let us reduce this sug gestion to practice and see how it will work. We are a nation of debtors. A war broke out, and we were obliged to submit to dismemberment and national dishonor, or fight We chose to fisht. The expenses of the war had to be met The gold in the Treasury was soon ex hausted, and government must borrow funds to prosecute the war and pay its army. Sotes. bonds, were issued and to make them acceptable to those who were willing to take them in exchange for other money, they were interest bearing. They were bought by our capitalists and by many of our citizens, and are still held among us. Now we can, as a na tion, "say we promised to pay these bonds, principal and interest but they are be coming burdensome and we will not keep our pledges we shall pay nothing more, and you can keep or destroy them as you choose.' 1 he people, following the example of the government conclude to repudiate, and we refuse to pay those who have loaned us money to build our railroads and factories, and even to ray for our farms, houses and store bills. Of course, if government repudiates, it would be right for the people to repudi ate ; and as we are nearly all debtors, we can cancel our debts by one swoop of repudiation, and let the few bond holders, capitalists and rich men. hunt for themselves. But while we , are an -nulling our debt contracts with those we owe, let us carry the matter a little fur ther and make a division of the property of the "bloated" bond-holders and capi talists. If we have a right to keep prop erty they have loaned us, we have as good a right to take other property now in their hands, and let ns make a grand division, and all start on an equality debts all paid and prospects all bright This would carry out the doctrine of the Democratic journal and would be mighty convenient for some of us who don't just see how we are to meet our obligations. A bill has just been introduced into the Dominion Farliament for the . pur pose of more effectually preventing the adulteration of food, drink and drugs. It provides that all persons willfully adulterating articles cf food and drink with deleterious substances, or drug3 with any material, or ordering others to do so, shall be liable' to a fine cf$lOO and the costs of conviction on tie first offence, and for each subsequent one imprisonment for three months at hard labor. Tht is exactly the kind cf law that is universally needed, and we trust that if our Canadian friends succeed in passing it it will be more energeti cally carrie! out than the same kind cf legislation has ever been on this side the bordr. Four cf Tweed', former coadjutors are now occupant, cf insane asyW EXECUTION OF THEMCKDERER, I WALTZ. Jesctih "W altz. hansred at Gatstill N. Y..' Friday, May 1st for the murder of Harmoo Holcher. a scissors grinder, and Officer Ernest was a lunatic, living near the place of execution. He had a brain of enormous size, but he was uneducated. It appears that in bi3 case the brain force was often beyond his control, leading him to the commis sion of eccentric, and finally to the per petration of terrible act. To use a homely illustration, his brain would ruu away with him at times, " as an unruly horse will on occasion seize the bit in its teeth and dash to destruction with the master whom it has formerly obeyed. He wrote abominable stuff which he thought was poetry, and believed he had communication with a beautiful woman who reigned as Queeu in the moon, and that he would finally go to that mild luminary and be crowned -Lunarian King." On his father's farm Waltz had built a tower cf rough stone about eight feet in height which he called his Lnnarian tower, and he was in the habit of going upon the top of this structure to conveise with the Queen of the Moon. There was something even more poetical than grotesque in the idea of this poor ignor ant rustic bnililing b.U little stone heap aud thinking that by mounting it he could converse familiarly with a woman of surpassing beauty who reigned su preme over another world, and was wait ing to share her throne with him ! In all his conversation?, and wntings that have been made public this expectation that he was to become King of the Moon j was his most predominant idea ; and j there is no doubt that his fancies were as real to him as the actual occurrences , of real life to sane men. About a year ago a scissors grinder named Holcher took lodgings for the night in the farm house belonging to the Waltz family. During the nicht this lunatic killed the traveler and bur ied his body. The man was missed ; a search was made; Waltz was arrested and confessed that he committed the deed. He gave an incoherent account of his motives for the act, saying that a bad spirit prompted him to it ; that he resisted and read the Testament, and that finally be was overcome by the evil influence. He pointed out where the dead body lay, and where he had hidden his victim's effects. He was tried, con victed of murder in the first degree, and sentenced to be executed. Afterward he told a story of having murdered an organ grinder, which was marked by the wildest flights of a diseased imagin ation and which on investigation proved to be fictitious. As time passed on Waltz became an uncontrollable maniac. With incredi ble heedlessness a keeper named Ernest permitted himself to go to sleep while detailed to watch the condemned man in of the circumstance to beat his skull in with an iron bar which he wrenched from the floor. He took a loaded revolv er from the body of Ernest, but made no attempt to use it as he might have done, when the Sheriff and jailor remov ed the fatally injured keeper. The night previous to his execution the military did guard duty about the jail to prevent any disturbance the pris oner being threatened with a mob for murdering his keeper. At an early hour, the approaches to the jail were filled by an eager multitude who watched the building with painful solicitude. The prisoner early dressed in a suit of clean clothes and sat sullenlv in a corner of hi3 cell, awaiting the hour fixed for his execution. His mother. father and sister were in an adjoining room waiting for an interview. The former visited her son in his cell at 9 A. M. He manifested no sign of recog nition and refused to talk to any one, looked on vacantly, occasional! v start ling the bystanders by emitting a howl like that ot a wild beast At 10, Fathe Driscoll and the relatives of the condemn ed man visited him. The priest recited tne funeral services of the Catholic church. The relatives then entered and the prisoner, preceded by the priest in his robes of office and accompanied by the jury proceeded to the cell that had been prepared for execution. From a hole in the ceiling, sixteen feet square aangied tie fatal noose. The jurors and representatives of the press ranged them selves around the room, and Waltz with his eyes fixed on vacancy, his conn tenance exhibiting no more intelligence than that of a brute, his action that of a man who cared not or knew not what bis destiny was. He, with pinioned arm3, was seated on a chair laced r. neath the noose, which was quickly plac ed about his neck, and Sheriff Coonley reaa me aeath warrant Not a sounc as perceptible as the rrisoner stood nn Father O'Driscoll pronounced a few last words of prayer and retired, while the shenff asked: "Joseph Waltz have you anytmng to say why sentence cf death should not be pronounced on you?" X reply ; not a motion or a twitch r,f muscle was apparent from the miserable man. about whose face the black cap was now drawn. At 10.07 A. V. An thud was heard as the engine cf death m me room above responded to the si nal of the sheriff. There was a nuAin sound as the fatal rope was drawn rapZ uy upward- ihere was no violent motion of the body, nothing save a vio lent twitching of the hands and arm xainer ot tHe miserable man entered after the execution and sLoot harwl with the sheriff, weeping. The family are Catholics, and desired the remains to be tuned in th ! ttZ f chareh Tv SUch the i remains. He sacrament wa not ad- ministered to Waltz, the priest in attend ance declaring Waltz not in condition to receive the holy rite. The remains were interred on the Waltz farm. Shortly after the body of Waltz had been cut down, 6ix resident physicians entered the cell, and proceeded to hold a post mortem examination. They found that the neck was broken by the fall, and that death resulted from that cause. They then trepanned the skull, and removed the brain, and giving it a critical examination, were surprised at its unusual size. It weighed fifty-four ounces, while the ordinary average of human brain as stated in "Hammond ou Medical Jurisprudence," is only . forty nine ounces ; that of Webster which was regarded as of extraordinary size, being half an ounce lighter than that of Waltz. The membranes and gray mat ter were found in a healthy state, and the convolutions were perfect An in cision made to detect any sofuning of the organ failed" to discover any indica tions of that disease. The cerebrum was relatively greater in size taan the cerebellum, and indicated that the in tellectual faculties were largely develop ed. A critical examination ailed to discover any malformation or disease, and the united opinion of the gentlemen present was that there was nothing in the structure of that organ to indicate the insanity of the dead. SUPPOSED ACCIDENTAL SIIOOTIXG. Caroline Bills, about 13 fears of age, daughter of George Bills, woo lives op posite the rolling mill at the foot of Champlain street, Burlington, was shot, it is supposed accidentally, about nine o'clock Monday evening. It seems that one Jack Kane came into the house, somewhat intoxicated, with a gun load ed with buckshot, which he proceeded to show off to Mr. Bills and tie girl. While pointing it playfully at tie girl. the piece somehow was discharged, and two shots struck her in the righttcmple, one over the ca-otid artery in the neck and one over the lip. One of thse over the temple penetrated the skull, and the shot is lost in the brain, causiar frac ture of the bones of the temple, and it is feared fatal results will follow. The on in the neck is also a serious wound, from its proximity to the large vessels of the region. Dr. Peck dressed the wounds, and Drs. S. W. Thayer, Lang don and Atwater were also in attend ance, and did everything in their power to alleviate the poor girl's sufferings and save her life. The shots that did not hit- the girl, riddled the wall of the room behind her. After the accident, Kane, .who is about 23 years old, dropped the gun and fled, and had not been seen at last accounts. His vocation is that of "dockwolloper." The news of the shoot ing soon spread about the neighborhood and the house was beseiged by sympa thizing friends and curious visitors until a late hour. No efforts were made to arrest ivane, as Mr. rms aid not attach any blame to him, as his relations with the family had been pleasant Free Press. From the St Allans Messenger. TUE DESTITUTION IX LOUISIANA. BELIEF THKOCGH THS GRAXGES. We lay before our readers the follow ing note from Hon. ' E. P. Colton, of hasburgh, Master of the Tt, State Grange, which we trust may receive proper attention : Iraebcrgh, XL. May 4, 1S74. Editor Messenger ; 1 Lave received the following telejrram from the Master of Louisiana State Grange, and 1 would request the members of the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry in this State, and all others who are willing to contribute to relieve the sufferers, to forward post office orders or bank checks to Bro. H. W. T. Lewis, Master of Louisiana State Grange, at New Orleans. I can vouch for Bro. Lewis ; he is one of the noble men of the nation. E. P. Coltox, Master of Vt State Grange. The following is the telegram referred to in the above : New Orleans, La., April 30, 1S74. - L P. Colton : Great destruction in overflowed district; many Patrons home less and penniless ; our necessities great. Make it known. Forward contributions to me here as rapidly as possiblo. Fraternally, H. W. T. Lewis, Mastei State Grange. Basgok, Me., .May 3. Yesterday, about 8 oclock, the wife of Silas Davis, an aged citizen of Stetson, in this coun ty, on going out in the door yard saw her husband lying on the ground with the top of his skull split off, . whUe over him was Etandinghis son, James P. Da vis, holding a bloody axe, with which the murder was done. The young man has been considered of unsoundmind for some time, and was for a while con fined in the State Insane Hospital, but was recently discharged as cured. He expresses no contrition for the deed and offered no violence to his mother, but at her bidding quietly put away the axe and remained about the house until some of the neighbors came nd took him into custody. When asked why he committed the cnnie. he replied, "Washington ordered me to do it" The neighbors say that the murdered man had expressed fears cf violence from his son, and a daughter says her brother had threatened to take her life, and had once driven her out of the house with the same axe he used in committing the murder. The Burlington Clipper thinks that the MidiJhn I j vtAuus an aju sistant editor, because it advertises for a 1 x li t "p. n aiso wanU to know if goose wouldn't do as well, and offers its editor for the position. That which waa bitter to endure may be sweet to remember. State -yews. Hay is selling in Wolcott at SI 3 to $20 per ton. Corn sells at $1.25 at Cambridge and is scarce. Batter SG to 40 cents. St Johnsbury is going to be a city one of these days. The first bootblack arrived Monday. Have a shine? A daughter of "Hub" Lee of Fair field, was found dead in the eastern part of that town, Wednesday of week before last. There is a great scarcity of hay in the western part of the state, and to add to the misfortune, very little corn or feed can be obtained." The St Albans Butter Market, May oth, was firm. We quote fair to good at from 30 to 33 cents ; choice, at 34 to 3o cents ; selections, at 3G to 38 cents. L. J. Leach of Cambridge, was dis covered taking hay and provender from one of his neighbors, and had to settle the affair bypaying $13.23, damage and cost C. B. Ballard of Hartford, has receiv ed the contract for sawing the wood for the Passumpsic railroad. Jonathan Bug bee furnishes him with ten wood carts, and Benjamin Dutton with ten harnesses for the purpose of hauling the wood. Ex-Governor Smith and Rev. L. O. Tirasinw. nnntir of thft White street church, and who was Chaplain of. the twelfth ermont Kegiment will deliver the orations in Barliaston on decoration day. Gen. George P. Foster will dis charge the duties of Marshal. Had .To " Graves of Jacksonville. not "done" the publisher of the news paper he subscribed tor, years ago, he micht bavf f'scanpd thfi misfortune that e 1 recently occurred in his family. Some how people who neglect to pay for their newspapers never prosper. Argus. Saturday night of week before last, the wind demolished three barns belong ing to Bansford Randall of Sandgate, killing and burying in the ruins 2-3 sheep and several cattle. The barn of Thomas Hays was also blown down, and one or two others in the neighborhood moved from their foundations. ' Joseph Yaw of Walden, has been in the habit of amusing himself by annoy ing a colt, and Thursday of last week the animal convinced Joseph that two could play at that game, by giving him a kick in the face which broke his nose and a tooth, and nearly put out an eye. Mrs. Lizzie Kearney of West Rutland, while laboring under a fit of temporary insanity, drowned herself and infant child in a pool of water, on Monday night When found she was lying face downward, completely dead. The infant, which was only five days old, had float ed about six feet away and was also dead. A good cow belonging to Q. A. Wood of Calais, died Friday of week before last, and while they were skinning her, in the night some child of the devil went into his sugar place, sugared off and stole two tubs of syrup, leaving just enough in the pan to burn on, thus mak ing their meanness the more damaging. A little boy of St. Johnsbury, 10 years old, had quite an interesting ad venture. He was playing in a boat on a pond, when the limb to which the boat was chained broke, and the craft went over the dam ; it floated at least half a mile, when the chain caught on a rock, and the little fellow climbed oat and waded ashore, where he was found an hour later, sitting on a rock, crying. . ' J ivn., iui nit i auu Bcvuiawi of Bridport, was assaulted on Monday night on the highway as he was going home, and robbed of two hundred and fifty dollars. A young man who was last seen with him. named Joe Wilson, is suspected of committing the crime. Myrick's head was beaten almost to a jelly, the weapon used being a large stone, which lay by his side when he was discovered insensible in his wason. In Enosburgh the listers found on a little mountain farm of about 30 acres, a widow woman (French) with eight children, trying to provide for herself and family in the old fashioned way, and to all appearances succeeding very well. Her farm was stocked with four cows, six 6heep and a team. Her girls were clothed in blue drilling, their gar ments all clean and whole, in an outer room the woman was swingling flax which was probably going through the various processes to the loom. The Burlington Free Press says : The druggists of this city have resolved not to sell either ale, wine, porter, or intox icating drink of any description, pre scription or no prescription, to any one, whether in sickness or health. This would seem to lay a pretty effectual em bargo upon the sale of liquor in Burling ton. The hotels and restaurants have already shut down, the city, agency is clo.-ed, and now that the druggists have gone out of the business, persons desir ing stimulus must procure it elsewhere. A couple of facetious drummers, who were on a train of cars that was goin very slowly up a sharp grade near CBur lmgton. the other day, made . considera ble fun of the conductor for the slow ness with which the cars were moving, and began to amuse themselves by jumpl mg off from the rear car and running around the train. Soon, however, the cars reached the top of the hill, and be gan to spin off at a rapid rate. One of the men succeeded in i the other was pitched heels over head down a bank, his hat going one way and his cigar the other, and he was obliged to walk four miles to the next station. 1 hat was not so funny. Pomfret Grangers discussed tree and" flower planting at their last meeting and voted to devote the 9th day of May to a practical demonstration of the sub- i ject ;each male member to plant or transplant trees, either fruit or forest : and in yards, by roadsides, or on bluffs and banks or barren pastures, as may suit their several tastes or needs; and the females to plant flowering seeds and plants. .Three premiums were offered tor the best and greatest number of for est trees, not less than nine feet high set on that day ; and the same for the best flower garden, made at any time. On Monday last, Mr. James Gilfilkn of Barnet, went to his sugar place about 10 o clock a. m. to boil sap, teiling the family that as soon as he could "syrup off which woald probably be at aUut 2 o clock p. he should return. Not returning as expected his brother went to the camp and found both surar pans empty and one whed; the syrup in paik standing near by, all in order. Not jar from the sugar house he found James Ijing face down, in a small stream of , ".ms he had taken hi, ap yoEe and naila tn 1 ?jTi?? wl m the act TIi. was 10UDd- ug . re mained there some five hours. Cause of death, heart disease. Ilk age was ablut Co years. CJENERAL NEWS ITEMS. A man who always looks for-bidding The auctioneer. -Going thro' the rye, " is suggested as a song for the female temperance cru saders. A Mississippi paper proposes this motto for the country : "Com and Economy, Hog and Hominy." Using a canceled postage stamp caus ed a man to be fined 300 and costs in the United States district court the oth er day in Utica New York. -Australia produces blaek swans, and has recently developed a vast deposit of white coal, which burns readily with brilliant flame. And now Icelanders are beginning to seek homes in the United States. They are said to resemble the Scotch in ap pearance, and are a bright cleanly, healthy looking class. Michigan ought to be happy. A res olution has been passed -by the legisla ture that in view of the large balance in the state treasury, no tax shall be levied for this year. A law court in Iowa has fined a farm er 20 because he made his son turn a grindstone sixteeu consecutive hours, for going home with an old maid from a singing school. Senator Jones derivesfivc millions as an annual income from a single silver mine iu Nevada. The only wonder is that he has been kept out of the senate so long. This is a very good world to live in. The proposal for Congress to recognize the independence of Cuba finds small favor anywhere. The general impress ion seems to be that it will be wise to want until there is sbmethinff to reco mze. Three-fourths of the members of the South Carolina legislature are negroes, and more than fifty of them can neither read nor write ; yet these negroes are said to be superior to the white members, who are the very scum of perdition. The Rev. Henry Ward Beecher makes this comprehensive reply to an anxious questioner who is desirous of knowing whether a man can love his second wife as the first: "That depends cn what sort of a wife the first was. and what kind of a life the second leads him. It is merely a local pride When New Orleans proudly shows Quebec a shirt-front stained with fresh strawber ry juice, the latter triumphantly exhib its to New Orleans a sore on the side of the nose, made by a mosquito of this year s growth The government botanist who is sur veying in Australia mentions in an offi cial dispatch, a fig tree which in size far surpasses the far-famed trees in the Yosemite country. The tree three feet from the ground measures 150 feet in circumference and at 55 feet where it sends forth giant branches the trunk measures SO feet round. lou never see a young girl in velvet and her mother in tulle except they are an American mother and daughter, and 1 never s.-iw a French woman whose front hair looked like a poodle dog's back. Vanity without common sense has made more frights in looks among American women than their Creator is accountable for. Advertiser. The Boston Herald says : "Misfortune never comes singly. Here we are with a civil war in Arkansas, and half Louis- ana at this time above all others Ed ward Payson Weston writes himself a request to walk 500 miles within six consecutive days of six miles within 500 days or something of that sort It's all one. He can't do it whatever it is. Twenty-four hundred miles of tele graph cable is being put on board the steamer Faraday at Woolwich, destined to connect the bit of sea-coast which New Hampshire boasts with the shores of Great Britain. When a dozen or so of telegraph lines are stretched across the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, com petition will bring the price of messages down to what it ought to be. Among the calamities of warfare, per haps even more to be deplored than the misery and ruin which attend its actual progress, must be ranked the widespread social demoralization which it inevitably leaves behind it The history of every country shows in this respect a melan choly uniformity, exhibiting, long after the close of every war, a startling in crease in its criminal statistics, more especially m crimes of violence. The pride of , mankind is great. A night or two ago a family living on Seventh street. New York, was awakened by unusual noises in the house, and on turning out saw the eldest hopeful rush ing about in his suspenders, brandish ing a new Weston, and shouting. "There is a man in the house." A long search failed to show any foundation for the young man's warlike demoustration, when he mildly informed the breathless and exhausted tribe that it was his birth day. He was twenty-one. An important result of the floods in Louisiana is the effect they will have on the cotton crop of the current season. According to the best estimates, not less than 200.000 acres of excellent cotton land in Louisiana. Arkansas and Miss issippi have been submerged, and the growing crop totally destroyed. The amount of the staple thus lost will prob ably not be less than 300,000 bales, an rrn nxfcltDt to Pxiee a very per ceptible effect on the general market. SltrenShiDS a krge uumb" A case will soon come before the cir cuit court in Indianapolis, which is so novel that it will bear stating. Some years ago a lady married here, and, growing tired of her liege, was divorced in four months; in another month she was married to her second husband, and )l fofDtbs frm this marriage she gave birth to a child by her first husband ; a short time ago her second husband ob tained a divorce from her, and the court 53. a K HilL ,The first hB5ba wants the child, and the two fathers SlHt ZT3- . "NW Wb08e child snail it be? Where's Solomon? rt.DrrDi fisha,'a competition in inf A? tLe d,-Ughtr of a clergyman n bt Albans. Vt She has farmed a society atjd written for Tt Phe points of hr t.v: . creea SrinKSt -ad,es:.thit aSS drink malt liquors instead of tea- and hat the total abstinence pled'i, .gma upon the communion, and a direct accusation agajnst the wisdom and m?r ahty of our blessed Saviour himsdf " K ibe will go to Worcester she would PADDOCK'S, CMFTSBURY, VT. COME ye ladies who are longrng For print dresses and white aprons For the cctton white as snow-drifts For the yarn for busy fingers Bv the evening fire to fashion Into feeting for the children. For the sheeting" firm as iron And as fine as any silk is. For the soft and easy slippers. And for ribbons every shade most To put round the dainty collar Or to bow up on the smooth braids When the young folks go to weddings Golden wedding it may happen. Come ye ladies one and all o26 Up to PADDOCK'S on the Common, See his poplins and alpacas, Thibets, brilliantiucs and cashmeres White goods, shawls, most fine and lovely Hats and clothing, ready-made, too. Caps and gloves, and small wares, also Hardware, crockery and groceries Old "Nokomis" iu the forest Never thought of half the notions Funny things for pleasing children. Pretty thing to glad their hearts with : Come ye mothers, fathers, brothers. Sisters, aunts and second cousins Buy goods cheap for cash at Paddock's, He will treat you well, and strive with All his might to please you wholly. Boot & Shoe Shop ! G- DAVIS Men W Boy, Boots of Mg Own Make. WAEUITEB " f 'TiAKlVaSATUrAeTlfli. man Woman's Calf-Skin Lace Boots Ail kind of BOOTS & SHOES REPAIRED Promptly hi TV,..: ESS? E& - am to T1 "SK ZIZI- ZUZl Hoping to .LP , ,Tr' " "! nsriEw lot o:p Spring Goods ! PEINTS, Gingham. Rob, Kp CORD ALPACAS, BR1LLIANTIXKS. M0H.URS. American & English Chtvoitg, Nankin. CoUonades, MixJ ni pMfy Kiiittiiig. Cot toiis CWniTK AND COLORED.! A new assortment of READY-MADE CLOTHING! NEW LOT OF Tr" 7 y7 .y i . .mwio. SERGE BUTTON', SERGE LACE. SERGE FOXED FRENCH KIP BITroj A Complete Line for tlte Season. Also Rubbers; Women's, Children's nd i- are invited to call and pet prices of ttnicv in our Block, ami. if low prices tiy" ,. r dncements,Ttu will not fail to i buy before leaving. ALL KIIYDS OF PRODUCE Taken in exchange for ALL KINDS OF GOODS IX OUR LIXE. CASH PAID FOR BUTTER! Come all. giva us a call, see tor yonnwlres, tu , take stock in what your neighbor or some one tt via you. "The proor of the pudding is the estlngthtrtc J. W. HALL ( CO. Barton. Vt, April S, 1871. EVERYBODY IK THE f WORLD ought to see to the importance of having their prctiM taken while in health, to be distributed imung their friends, for unless they do they WILL BE SICK ABED aud die. for there are so many diseases prvvaitc: j ! these days that they may reasonably expect BEFORE JVEXT SUMMER some of them will be sick and wish they had uw ed to it while in health. UNLESS THEY TAKE SOME precautionary measure th ni i . ..i - f - " "... DUIC LH lit-'" ' Do not wear your f OLD BOOTS AIVD SHOD in damp, wet weather, for what is more annoying tk a pair or leaky boots or shoes in damp, muddy weather? it is sure to PUT THEM IN A PICKLE that attempt it, you wUl And yourselves sick aied u the doctor will have to be called, and he will make you TAKE A DOSE DAILY (which, may cure or may not). On these acont' urge all to make no delay, but make haste and p r.cosTBU-8 PHOTOGRPH ROOMS and have s pictures madn at once. You will find a UrjeuW' went f'f Stereoscopes. Views, Album, Picture frsw Brackets, Glass of all sizes, and .trctMnCr nn sir. I In my line of business at the lowest ca.h price. J.-3V. WKBSTElf. Barton, Vt. Doors, Sash cfeBIinfct Xe.pt constantly on hand and Manufacture! I on short notice. BUILDERS' FINISH : Of every description, consisting of Bracket. (Scroll gawiug. WINDOW FRAMES, STAIR RAIL Ilalusters, Newels, 4c c Also. MOULDINGS 10 it. ?V,Ie nd "J1: from the smaDett Bead Li,k Cornice. The subscriber feels cooftks rif. 1008 Pinc In the business tfca b . want of the 1'ubJjc. Planing, Jointing, General Job Wort With SHIiio. A Wr. KMC, satisfaction lk 30,000 Feet Extra Quaim Jiasn Lumber Wanted s the Subscriber. G. A. DREW- I. Barton, Vt., ITeb. 23. mt. t Window Glas? O ALL SIZES AT J. K, WEB&LF.rs u" t ! LOT JC6T RECEIVED