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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."
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:
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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 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.
'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
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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
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
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.
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
From the St Allans Messenger.
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.
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
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.
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
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 !
Men W Boy, Boots of Mg Own Make.
Woman's Calf-Skin Lace Boots
Ail kind of
Promptly hi TV,..:
ESS? E& - am to
ZUZl Hoping to .LP , ,Tr' " "!
nsriEw lot o:p
Spring Goods !
Gingham. Rob, Kp
American & English Chtvoitg,
Nankin. CoUonades, MixJ ni pMfy
Kiiittiiig. Cot toiis
A new assortment of
Tr" 7 y7 .y i .
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.
Taken in exchange for
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.
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
aud die. for there are so many diseases prvvaitc: j !
these days that they may reasonably expect
some of them will be sick and wish they had uw
ed to it while in health.
precautionary measure th ni i . ..i - f
- " "... DUIC LH lit-'" '
Do not wear your f
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
that attempt it, you wUl And yourselves sick aied u
the doctor will have to be called, and
he will make you
(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.
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.
Of every description, consisting of Bracket.
(Scroll gawiug.
Ilalusters, Newels, 4c c Also.
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?

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