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HYDE PARK. MAY 2, 1877. DoubtWa out' t:;dcr- lire tired enough of the newspaper war. If tiny are not, ire 'ere Quite mire, that as far as we ourwlws are concerned, we do not enjoy it. Therefore wc close our side of the Contest by reasserting that fur all we have said, we have the 1cst " authority. In giving all that we have aaid sober after thought wc find in our own heart nomaliee-a-fore-thoiight and 1ii t one statement that is erroneous ; and that Uof no particular importance. Wbprc we said until the inauguration of Mr. Haves, wc' sh ml have Baid until Uic commission had evidently settled tife qflestion of tho Inaugura v"a nr. willing to live at the poor dying rate suggested by Mr.Karle. lie is at present giving the county a good paper and we w ill soon be settled to business in a way to do the same hyonr patrons. Send in your ten rent bits and give us a trial. There are some to whom we cannot continue to fiend unless they remit us their dime and wc wish those who arc intending to become subscribers to favor us with their names as sxn as convenient. We call the attention of our fanners to the list nf lMilts linblisbed in another col- Ul-.. V. mnu, for, since we furnish tbem nt 2.3 per cent, less than the list price, we think it a good time to buy. If you are m w ant of any of the books in the lict iid the nriee less 23 per cent. ..., ' " ' " I " discount and wc will send it to you. The human heart witlr its passions is a wonder. Its capacities for the good, the true and the beautiful are so strangely mingled with dark and angry powers that sometimes so gam eontro. as to obscure the reason and subject the Will;. In reading the journals for the purpose of culling news items one be comes sickened with the' accumulate!' imlirnt.ions of human depravity. In Boston last weeka German murde his companion for a few hundVed dol lars. In .St. Albans I ali o w as pro- nounced guilty of the murder of Mrs Butler. The Dalton husband also w as pronounced guilty of the murder his wife and thus from Maine to Cali fornia and from Minnesota to the (lull' there comes each week a Hood of in formation of crime such as makes the blood chill. Last week, also, thcr w as begun one of those grand tragedies in which, human passion, folly and avarice display themselves in the spil ling of human blood the desolating of homes and the multiplied horrors war. Russia and Turkey have cros drawn. Who can forecast the end Austria asks England to aid her watching that Kussia may not grasp the balance of power in Europe by securing control of the Bosphorus France holds its breath expectantly with a suppressed desire, hoping, that Germany may get embroiled and thus give her an opportunity to securo re venge for her humiliation in the Franco Prussian war The pure and peaceable gospel of the lowly Nazcrino has much to accomplish yet before a consumatio shall be reached of that grand ol prophesy which foretells plow shares for spears mid prunning hooka for swords. VERMONT CONFERENCE. 1uu:k, April 27. The thirty-third session of the Ver- mont Annual Conference oi uie .neiu- odist Episcopal Church met in I'.nrre the 2".th inst. A urge miinlter oniim- Lstcra were present. Bishop Foster of Boston, oneofthe most eloquent preach ers of the church, presided. The bish op called tlie conference to order at nine o'clock, administered the lxrd s Supper to a large nuuilter, and proceed ed tothc regular business of the session. ev. R. Morgan of Enosburgh was loclod secretary for the tenth time. The General Convention of Congre- (rational I uun-nes -oi t crmoui ui us last meeting appointed Kev. L. II Elliot of Bradford as its delegate to this IkkIv. He was introduced to tne con- creiiec this morning,' and happily . , ., i i: 1 C I.. ...l. n vresenieti uie oiiLTi-":muunn. v li es of the state in fraternal greetings. The Kev. Dr. Townshend, professor of Theology in the Boston University. ns introduced to tho conference ami siokc of the importance of an educa ted ministry. The anniversary of the Sunday School Union w as held in the afternoon. 1 he several phases of the Sunday school w ork w ere ably and eloquently present ed in addresses by Kev. 1'. Merrill ol Williamston, Kev. J. K. Fuller of Kichford, Kev. F. II. Roberts of Cal . ... 1 1 1 X 1 X ot. and Rev. L. T. lownsiiend, v. i., of Boston University. In the evening the temperance aim vcrsary was held; Kev. W. II. Hyde nf Swnntou as president. Mrs. Molloy was expected but by some misunder standing for w hich she w as not respons ible, she did not put in an appearance The meeting, however, was a great success, several gentlemen coining to the work most acceptably. Fuipav. Three members of the conference have died during the year the Rev K. J. X. Johnson of Derby, Kev. CD Illirr nhain of Waldcn. and Kev. D. II :k .assigned ihfin. lie rvnrcdrl . . . m a . . 4 iieni tnsi one oi ifiriH iuhm w nr. Some must be sent to ioor barges or else some ioor charges must go without the gosx-l. We give In-low such apiointmcnU as we think of especial interest to our readers. ST. AI.nANS DISTRICT. A. L. Cool'Kn, Presiding KUler. Allmrgli. V. wmier. Biikersfleld. S. Ilonulnon. Berkshire, Wert and East Franklin I nilerwiMNi. Cambridge, F- uslimnn. Colchester. D. P. Brngg. Eden and North Hyde Park, To be ouppllcd by J. W. Hitchcock. F.noslmrgh, C. V edgworth, Kesex and Jericho, A. Scribiior, Fairfax. W. I). Malcolm. Flechcr and Watervillc, J. Lnngford Franklin. " H. Webster. Georgia aiid North Fairfax, M. D. L. Johnson. Grand Isle, To be mipplied. Highgate, W. H. Howard. Hyde Park and Johnson, O. S. Basford. Isle La Motto, Webster, Milton, J. W. Guernsey. Montgomery and East Berkshire, R. II. Barton. Morristown, N'oi th Hero, Kichford, Sheldon, StXVlbans, St. Albans Bay, Swaiiton, rnderhill, W est ford. J. II. Hale. R. fhrylstio. J. S. Little. W. X. Roberts II. A. Spencer. To he supplied. Y. II. Hyde S. C. Vail To be supplied OTHER DISTRICTS. W'aterlmry, Bradford, St. Johnsbury, Hardwick, Wolcott, Stowe, Ehnorc, Danville, Montpelier, Xorthlleld, II. A. BusliiH'll D. E. Miller A. 31. Folger 1). Lewis A. B. Kelley (ico. Smith C. A. Smith A. M. Wheeler J. 31. C. Fulton A. B. Truax MURDER AND SUICIDE BY A MOTHER. of ' One of the most disastrous fires that ever took place in Montreal occurred Sunday morning, in a building on St. Urban street, occupied by the Oil Cab inet Novelty Works Coihpany. The flames at first were confined to the up per story of the building. Desperate in their eiForts to subdue the flames men raised a ladder, and three of them as cended with the hose. Suddenly the Wind changed, and the flames envelop ed the street. When it changed again the firemen who had ascended were found at the foot of the ladder terribly burned. After the whole of the roof full the upper portion of two gable walls bulged outwards. Owing to the im mense amount of inflammable material stored on the premises, all efforts to save the building were fruitless. About C' o'clock the walls fell outward with a terrible crash, breaking through the roof ofacofliu store and completely 'moilshmg a number of sheds and out houses; Eight firemen were playing upon the roofs' of the sheds and coffin store when the walls: felh They saw tlie wall begin to totter and made a rush for a shed and barely got inside wlien they were completely buried under several feet of hot bricks. Three men wore killed. After the walls fell the moans of the firemen rent the air and a band of citizens went to work to dig the suuerers out. Four were found beneath a board "fence alive, but suffering ter- nwy.. i ive more were taken out dead, nireo ot ttiem being recognized as fire men. , Their bodies were terribly dis figured. The Chinese Government has issued ;m edict granting tokration to native CiirNt.ihns. .'. , Megahy, who died with his friends in Canada. Kev. Mr. Lansing of Georgia, who snokn in the Temperance meeting last i - evening, was introduced to the confer ence to-day and spoke with great elo quence and power in regard to the condition of things in the South and of the work of the Freedmen's Aid Socie ty of tho M. E. Church, which he represents. The fraternal delegate from the Ver mont yearly meeting of the Freewill Baptist Churches, Kev. K. II. Tozer of West Derby, was introduced and rep resented that body in a short, pleasant address. The Weslevan University, located at uiumictunu, vunu., is me ciucsu c ol lege ill the Methodist Church and was founded by Wilbur Fisk and Stephen Olin, ofblessed memory, both of Ver mont. Kev. C. 1): Foss, D. D., .tho president of the university, made an earnest plea for education and for an endowment for the college. SATURDAY. The usual busiuess of Conference was continued until eleven o'clock w hen the Bishop proceeded to address the class of candidates for admission into Conference. It was by far the best address of the kind to which the Conference has listened for many years. It left little room in a minister's life for secular work, for pleasure-seeking or indolence, lie urged the candi dates to complete consecration to their work and suggested that a study of the lcep thoughts of the w ord were enough for one short life. Among the candi dates for admission we noticed Kev. Chas. rarkhurst, formerly of Ilvde Park. He was also ordained to dea con's orders. Tho womans' foreign missionary anniversary occurred in the evening and was addressed by the Bishop and by Mrs. C. V. Tappan. We apprehend that there are few Methodist Conferences which have within theirbounds a more eloquent wo man than Mrs. Tappan, or one more earnestly devoted to the missionary work and conversant with its methods. SUNDAY. On the Sabbath preaching was held in the various churches. Bros. Dor chester, Malcomb and Fulton preached at the Congregational church ; Bros. Worthen and Truax at tho Universa lis! ; Bishop Foster and A. L. Cooper at the Methodist. The ordination of deacons occurred in the forenoon and that of tho elders in tho afternoon. The evening was occupied by mission ary addresses from Bros. Terry and Worthen. The latter gave quite a graphio description of his recent tour of Egypt and the Holy Land. MONDAY, The forenoon was occupied by the routine business and at three in the af ternoon the Conference assembled for tho closing services and tho reading of the appointments. The Bishop gave an address before reading the assign ments in which he exhorted the preach ers to a resigned-acceptance of the The most intense excitement prevails at North Weare, N. II., over the tor rible murder and suicide which oc curred last Sunday. The scene o the horror is a. double house, wit! very pleasant surroundinsM. The house is occupied by James Ilurd whose wife committed the deeds o blood, and a Mr. Morse. About a year ago Mr. Ilurd and his family, con sisting of a wife and child, came to this place from Lynn, Mass. "While resid ing here lie has gained the reputation of an industrious and most excellent citizen, making ninny friends and be ing universally esteemed. Iu his fain ily relations he w as known to bo a very kind and indulgent husband and father. Mrs. Kurd was 35 years of age, very intelligent. When in good health she was of a lively and genial disposition. cations of a deranged mind and has been out of health most of the time since. She imagined that the family was com ing to want, and she expressed great anxiety as to what would become ol'her only child, a little boy ten years old, and she proposed to her husband that they all jump into the river. She also mentioned the idea of her hanging her self. One day she came down stairs with a lady's cloud in her hand, with which she was evidently intending to commit suicide by hanging, but the little boy induced her to put the article awav. The best medical aid was procured for her, and a woman was engaged to take care of her, but all efforts to restore her to health were fruitless. The little boy was a bright, preltj, interesting child. The little fellow was the joy and sunshine of tho house, and was a favorite with his teacher and his little mates at school. About -1 P. M. yesterday Mr. Ilurd went a short distance to a neighbor's to do an errand connected with his family. The person who had the care of hisj wife was also temporarily absent biit Mr. Ilurd never dreamed that any harm would come to his family during the short time ho was to be absent. He left his wife quietly reading by a window in the sitting-room. The little boy was sitting ata table in the same room, innocently amusing himself in writing upon some strips of paper. Half tin hour later he returned, and a scene presented itself before which the stoutest heart might quail. On the floor was the corpse of his little child, while through an open door he saw sus pended the body of his dead wife, and with a shriek of anguish he cried out, "Oh God, my wife and child 1" His screams quickly brought to his assistance the family of Mr. Morse and other persons, who happened to be in the vicinity. The little boy had been struck with a sharp cutting axe from the woodshed. An examination of the back room showed that the mother had tried three times to hang herself with the cloud already mentioned. Not succeeding with that article she took a clothes line, and putting it over a hook was enabled to make waj' with herself. Death of "Parson" Bkownlow. One ot the most unique political char acters of his generation has passed awny in the death of Parson Brownlow, which took place at Knoxville, Tenn., on Saturday. TH2 Dfct-TCN WIFr MU.ialRER. Kimball, the man who murdered bin wife with such horrible c ruelty in New Hampshire a few weeks ago, was tried nd HMitenced last week. J he I ourt BHsined as his counsel Ossiau Kay .,..1 Irvimr W. Drew, of the firm of " "- - c - - ' Kay, Drew & Jordan. An adjourn ment was taken for a few hours to al low of consultation by his counsel with the prisoner, and on the reopen ing of the Court the prisoner made his reply to the reading of indictment, Cuiltv of murder in the second j legree, and of that only." Attorney General Tappan, acccjied the plcannd askid that sentence Iks passed. 1 he Clerk then asked the formal question of tho prisoner if he had anything to say why sentence should not be passe( mum him. and he replied that his i - , - counsel would fqaeak for him. Mr. Drew then addressed the court at , linrth. He claimed for the n prisoner that he had never been of ni.ili.rn.int disposition : that he had served long and honorably and bravely as a soldier in the war ; that he had while in the service received a gun-shot wound on the head, the bullet enteriu: the top part of his head and passing tlimmrh into tho shoulder; that ho had ncter been a man of ordinary intclli- , . , gence, anil that tne gun-suoi wound must have impaired tho slight degree of intelligence w hich his Maker had bestowed upon him ; and that since the wound intoxicating liquors had had an unusual efTect on his mind. At the time of the murder, his counsel further said, his mind was crazed by a free use of unreduced alcohol with a mix ture of saltpeter and laudanum, which mixture had been prepared as wash for a boy's broken arm. He also urg ed with great earnestness the fact that tho prisoner, after the deed, made no effort to escape, gave himself up at once to the ofllcers, and that his ap pearance and conduct immediately after his crime would indicate great agony of mind. For these reasons he commended the prisoner to the mercy of the Court. The Attorney-General replied, urging that the highest sen fence known to tne law, thirty years confinement at hard labor, should be imposed. He contended that volunta ry intoxication was no excuse. The manner of the murder and the means used were most Brutal. He chased his wife from room to room, inflicted innumerable wounds, using first a cane, then a loaded whip-stock, and then a goad stick ; ho dragged the poor woman, then covered with blood, by the hair of the head from one room to another, and he fastened the door with a hammer so that the poor creature VWIJJ41V, IIM , urvun..Uwl for tho prisoner, followed, claiming the sickening details themselves showed that the respondent was not in his right mind. He had always before been a peaceable man. The court, addressing the prisoner, Raid ho could not but look upon the voluntary drink ing of the poison ns an aggravation of the crime of murder in tho second de gree. Tho awful cfinie was the result of the prisoner's own voluntary con duct, and if there was a statute that permitted the court to add anything for aggravated circumstances,' he should add to the thirty years. He felt it his duty to impose tho highest penalty known to the law. According ly the prisoner was so sentenced. nx.v.s. in as to SINGULAR CASE AT WESTF1ELD. A singular case that is attracting much attention is that of Anna Moore, one of the American Cigar Company's hands, who was found at the house of Sylvester Culver, near the iron bridge, her clothes thoroughly wet, her leg bro ken near tho ankle, and a, bruise upon the back part of tho head. The girl is very reticent about the affair, but this much is drawn from her : She had quar relled with her lover Tuesday evening, and, wishing to have hor "cry out" away from people, walked down to the iron bridge. Just as she got there she hearI a footstep behind her ,and par tially turning, saw a man in a long, loose garment and with his hat drawn over his eyes. At the same instant she felt a blow upon tho back of her head and lost consciousness, but in distinctly remembers hearing a rushing noise buzzing in her ears and feeling wet. She also remembers feeling an arm under her and hearing a gruff voice say,'Lie there," but recalls nothing more until she found herself lying on Mr. Culver's steps, and about 10.30 o'clock succeeded in reaching the door and making herself heard. The doctor says the wound on her head wa8 made by some blunt instrument, and various speculations are afloat as to the cause of the assault, many inclining to the opinion that the assailant mistook her for some one else, and, discovering his mistake, drew her from the river after ho had, thrown her in and then carried her to the house where she was found. A report that she is subject to fits is unfounded.- GTATE Mm. Martha Morey of Stratrord . . t ia.ii i.;f..1.if Afikiuliiv. cci'iraiei "er ioiu iun.n..v .-- Osmore Sanrent.of Jay, was thrown from a horse last Saturday and broke his arm. An association for the protection of fish and game has Wn formed MoiitH'lier, with Fred E. Smith President. Kev. L. II. TuW has moved West Burke, and was to commence his service in the Univcrsalist Church last Sunday. Frank Ilaltham, brakeman on I Passumpsic and South Eastern train wai killed at Newiort Wednesday, w hile sw itching cars. E. L. Ilovey has sold the Grange store at St. Johnsbury to F. E. Kich nnlson. who takes Volnev Powers in company w ith him. John Paton, convicted for man HlniKrhtcr in fdiootiii!! Barney McCue C5 " ot Unflnnd. has lieen sentenced to 12 years in the state prison. Con. S. Shaw. Esn. the lonz time Insurance agent, of St. Johnsbury, has already, or expects soon, to re move with his family to Boston. A. J. Fisher of Rutland has i chicken with four perfect legs and feet, two being in the natural place and two growing out of the back lleniiinrton announces the flubing o of a woman in that town, named Mrs Julia O'Brien, who is 102 years old and who is to be exhibited at the July Centennial. The dwelling house of B. F. Nor ton, in Berlin, was destroyed ivy nre Thursday night. Loss, $:57j. In surcd in the Farmers' Mutual of Mont pelicr, for S200. A tenement ow ned .by Fairbanks Co. was considerably damaged by fir it St. Johnsbury recently. John Mc- Gowan, the tenant, was taken out in sensible. His wife, an invalid, is se riously ill from fright. Joseph Miles of Lyndon Center young man twenty-two years ol age brakeman on the Passumpsic railroad w as caught between the hunters of Iw freight cars, and so terribly injure that ho survived but a short time Place, St. Johnsbury Acadaniy recitation, physiology. Question by teacher. "Name a flavor that is excited by the sense of touch." Advanced scholar: "A skunk." Then an audi ble smile prevaded that class. Wilmington maple sugar is ro deli cious this year that one of the clergy men of the place really couldn't help taking a good bite in the midst of his srritvui Snwlnv. and tl" comrroo-ntion smiled and smacked their lips in sympathy. A man in Berkshire sent an applica tion for a dog license to the town clerk, and by way of description of the can ine wrote : "lie is .rather meaner than the average dog ; intellectually he bears a striking resemblance to our town representative.1' George Short, who was shot by Ar bucklo in East Montpelier recently, is iu a fairway of recovery. The ball that entered his breast was found just above the left hip bone, having passed downward just under the skin. It has been extracted. George Perkins, 20 years old, of Vergennes, was arraigned before Judge Grew, charged with indecent assault on Kose Yattaw, aged 7 years. He was bound over to the county court. Perkins is considered half-witted. The parties reside in Panton. The Fairbankses have deeded South Tark to the village of St. Johnsbury, on condition that no buildings shall ever be erected thereon, no tent for shows," and no ball playing, but that it shall always be cared for as an orna mental park for the village. An old democrat in Glover who u salted" down a little currency dur ing war time has lately concluded that the country is not going to the "she bung" this year, and unties his purse strings. He lately paid &' 'school tax of $1.80 in three cent pieces. A letter from one tramp to anotfier was picked up in Fairhaven, the other day, which closed as follows : "u won't ketch me in this stat agin my advis to. u iz to go bak to york stat ceep clear of Vermont fur it iz not a good hum fur a sensitiv tramp. On the morning of the 19th ult., the chemical works at Bennington, Vt., owned by R II Koot '& Co. of New York city, were entirely destroyed by fire ; loss $7.000 ; partly insured. The same time, in another part of the vil lage, the dwelling of John Barron was burned. Loss $700 ; fully insured. About eight o'clock Wednesday evening Newton & Thompson's pill box factory at Forestdalc, Brandon, was burned. Tho buildings were like so many tinder-boxes and were swept away iu a very short time. The fire caught in . the drying-room over the engine. The loss is about $35,000. htv.si.it, whu-ii has for three or four The E'"i' M'1" Mtii in i.hiuiit". ... 1 I montlis, in ew ions, 1-u.ie.i nlav in a verdict for the dcMi.lauU, ... . it it Ion. T. W. ParK ami . Baxter. Their case was managed by their counsel, Hon. E. J. helps and lion. L. E. Chittenden. The summer residence of John N. Squires, of Troy, N. ituatI at Bennington Centre, with it conicnw and More mar by, was totally de stroyed by an incendiary fire Monday morning lat. The Mate anus house, of revolutionary fame, Manding o- M.site, was greatly endangered, but ... anved with idiirht damage. Loss $12,000; partly insured. The strike of the weavers in the lteiinhurton woollen mills is ended, and they have gone back to thcii looms at the old prices. After con suiting with Messrs. Fishers in New- York, Superintendent Robinson gave them one hour to either resume work at the old nricca per yard or move out of tho houses. I he result ol uie strike is that the overseers lose the advanced waces first offered them for weaving heavier goods. Henry Wood, of Woodford, who is very deaf, called at a house the other nisrht to sret a drink of water, when me of the inmates, thinking it was tramp, by his not answering to the question, " who is there? " when he knocked at tlie door, grasped his old flint lock rifle, ran out the back door jumped behind a .sycamore tree and fired at the supposed tramp three times. Henry knew nothing about this, but leisurely walked away. A curious scene was recently observ ed at Gaysville when a pair of hawks which had nested in the locality for several years were suddenly attacked by a hawk of another and larger spe cies and a terrific battle ensued in mid nir. The last that was seen of the coin batants the larger hawk was making rapid but unsteady progress for the w oods, w hile one of the smaller bird was securely perched upon his bad- and hammering away at his head good earnest. Recently, in Montpelier, as J. M Poland and wife were going from thci house, ho tied up his Newfoundland dog, but had been gone but a short time before it broke the chain and escaped Going to tho bouse of A. Ropes, the dog was again secured, but its whinin enlisted the sympathy of Mrs. Ropes who released it, her husband bavin shortly before taken a daughter and gone to walk. As soon as released the dog was apparently taken with lit, and sprang towards Mrs. Ropes, who by a speedy movement succeoil ed in escaping the animal. It ran KISCELLAttOaV Bonner, of the - , ViH m one hundrcl U Alfred Smith tlu . locomotive in IxiiiP, than face hU wjfe sorted. TheGlol Hku. fc - al grounds, ll,!!;,,), i for $3 175. The on r, 1200.000. e t Mr. and Mrs. y.j I Lebanon, N. H.,, theria the last of tfe. who were all alive a an,. Stebbing,' bl(K-li,tj wasburned FridavnKir,- It was occupied by w' saved. Loss$lu,f, , 8U red. Instead of the Jo,fA) ' workmen in New V, : ago, there are tm other 30,000 h:uill? v, employment by tlie Mi, .' . dipt. George Hudson, N. Y., nt,.,,.; believed to have Mason in the UiiiUilStjtM made a Mason in I October 12, 1X. 5 Secretary Tlii,jn ,.,, t have said of his iirnWfs. have Ihh'u in the Navv u have found nothing wlil,. r to suspect, certainly noli S ccreta ry 1 lol icson had V any act of personal ih'y charges made against t grow out f lisappiintiD..i of individuals." President Hayes is ik, second term, but lie is i the Government in k; to be the interest uftlu-V. pie as a whole, lleevid to do right , and let dm, care of themselves, amlfr sustain him, and the attempt to foment strife opposition to his policy w. selves iu a hopeless min-c A Boston woman ist temperance revival as a !ft to the Moody and Santa. She gives a breakfast to who will pledge himself ti '. temperance appeal that 11 r - them tc Portia GOtXO Mill. IS AH. " M " M " Tt " T in " Mil. SIVL. A bull l'.rk l The m nor wesi We OrraW Merr seed w! buslnJ. The! cot ruli cording At t! the Aci Fix per Farn lug gni The on Slum eury nt Tuefda hurry t Rous repulrii old pa atowed Then sore tin hood, follow! Then in tin! wllle.h t or then The t base ba Tark la game w Park cl our boj Col. deliver tyslmrj which 1 Town cominci fee of l: cxpensi noiiiieet have he places. We a that tin raised t through the open door, and info ft bed room, where another thii.'.jj!itcr vas! 'lying ill, and sprang on to tho bed, endeavoring to bite tlie young miss. She, how ever, had covered herself with the bed-clothes and succeeded in pre venting the dog doing her any injury. The cries of her mother for assistance brought Charles A. Keed, who passed the dog "over the valley" with a re volver, and it is now at rest. Aryus. Just prior to the battle of Benning ton, an accident which savors of ro mance and history occurred in Wood ford. It used to be oily sport in those early times for squads of five or ten tories to scout around in the for est for game, and also be on tho alert for -the enemy. One "six foot four ranger, who chanced to be peering through the dense forest one morning, saw a dense smoke ascending, and dis covered that five tories. were there cooking their breakfast of wild game "Now, then," thought Jack, "is the time for me to capture sonic human game ! " lie crept along and discov ered that their five rifles were stacked a short distance from the party. These ho secured and then bravely walked up to the party and shouted in ringing tones, "Surrender! every one of you, or you are dead men." lueyaid as commanded without asking "with what authority do you do this ?" The pris oners were then marched to Benning ton and delivered up to Gen. Stark, who was astonished when he saw what had been accomplished by one man. tin . i t i - . vv nen asued now no managed to con trol so many men, ho replied, "I sur rounded them, and had they not obey ed me, they would have died the death of a dog on the spur of a yankee min ute." " One day week before last there was received through the post-office at Mil ford five of the $ 1 ,000 bonds which were stolen when the bank was robbed two years ago. The package containing the bonds was post marked Boston, but nothing is known of the source, from which it came. dreds attend every moE". terms, and of course mt the outset care only for ti the woman is convinced tl converted from iiileiiipi'rar. is willing to meet the e movement. In the course of a C'hiat trial at San Francisco (lie o' meaning of the relationship people cnll that of cousins,- into. It was found that 1) !r.vs ot China all persons same surname were cou-uV from what part of the couiitr. It was also stated that tli?-. deemed it their duty to si hazards the deeds of others- Tho gn little lij fust as ' islied. cu w hit eeed tlf lie able that th' laid. A inn Mrs. I-i idenee ( f O pre.S( urtleles n ham lhvuai' Uoom rfChilei the mat tie "Wit Frank .... i ..l i.i. name, so mat, n one named mmm killed by one named Sun;. J,ml t0 . -. 'iii ii i biniself tribe would at once sally fe somebody by the name of cu a ti real murderer if possible. (j0ig nearest of the name nvailal tenioon Signs are increasing of. Whilo o healthy and unmistakahlc otll(,r j1 business. Merchants wlim grand "rush" have been (,'er hw but from every quarter tk howeve things are "picking up." i articles gland, so sure are the nianiii frail ere fl,,,.il,inrt ,.,, f linsinps co,!ding t ilvI lullliiii ' aro putting up new builfc The President is stated to have de cided on the strictest neutrality in case of tho war in Europe, and it is said the Russian fleet will be compelled to im mediately leave our waters unless they should disarm. yond a Is to be creasing their facilities as in j-ecov they can. In New Hnmpst publish? ally hear of a railroad beingr ghis wi and work being resumed We ni When New Hampshire put-Issue iu confidence in the future asoul''ow' resident rest of the country may have fe( courage. of more : d. Th The house of Patrick Loft gp.miji land, was burned, last Sunrcsldonl ing, and the occupants, Mr oldest u Loftus and three boys, baf citil!'lS T .thiadist with their lives. Mr. Lwid wil one boy out of a windoff. "the eoui tempting to escape with an!oldest ii arms, fell headlong down -bears ol stairs. Ho managed to cl"0 ' ,, j,,B8tIima escape with his child through. It was then discovered that ' Wo .... i jVtnn th children was still m tne u"' inr. nnd Alt'. 'o - , r' in to rescue him. He eltcI, it work but was driven back by tlics" Barb f o. T)iviiia8ri t t came pouring forth. w" 0es. . the smoke, about five feet died w door he stumbled over the Kotllcr child, lying senseless on kter. Picking him up he rushed boy could scarcely gasp " ''oistle on the grass for dead. In '"wight however, ho revived and is porresp out of danger, though he wtm' the head and severely inj'romi Loftus was badly brused al,l"for ing a long gash in his wrist. e,.toUi out i,r.w ia olar mnsidcrnnlv Mrl cm ing a cut about .eight taljt one ankle and foot, ,,arb In John P. Wvk.b caped unharmed. Mr. alxmt $2,000 on house insured for $1,200. and h youti le ma