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R. B . BZiODOETT, 3Pablidier. TIAUAS,HII,OO P E R A M K U M I N M A B T A N C E - VOLUME 1. EAST HADDAM? SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1859. NO. 27, ^ a s t i a d d a m J o i r n t a l, X. H. BLODAIR, BilKclwr. Tlie JocBKAL is published every Satanlay morning at Ewt Haddam, Coun., aad will be left at the readeuue of sabscribeis in both Upper and Lower Landings at $1 25 per year in advance, or 60 at the exphmtiofi of die year. Bubscribers recQpre their, p i ^ r at the office or by mail, $1 jperyaar InadTance, or $1 85 at the end ot die y««r-ilAT£ SX>F AJ>y£RTXSZSKih» Ooeaquaie, w week 00 Each aubsequent insertion 25 On* aqaare 2 motttbs. . S 00 One square S months 4 00 One square 6 months £ 00 One square one year 8 00 ' f W AHberal deducUon will .'be^made to those who advertise by the year. BOOK AND JOB PBINTINGinaUits btancb-es, executed inth neatness and di^teh, on rea- ^ tenable tenns. Bodk,CJoh tUld Card OF EVERT DESCRIPTION"' Executed with neatness, and oa reasonable terms, at this office. C. S. GLADWIN, (kmstaUe Md GoUeetor. Office with J. T. Claifce, Esq^ E a i t Haddam, Conn. N. OLMSXEJO CHAPM4^, East Haddam, ConiL "at LtlMm kUomelK ft^uinve nU uauti wth.e ' r eridenoet of papils or at hUroom* J . R. <ij<>eeii&elci HOUSE, SHIP ANU SIGN FAINTEB ffefw Bugiag, Ondaing, OHuiBg, fte., Paints, Oils, Glass, Yaniishfls, fte. Particular attention paid to MIXIKO PAIKTS. GiKMbpeeJ^K Lauding^ Eaat Haddam. W. -M. JSMITH, LUULKK IX B I Y Goods, Grooexies, PFOTOIOIIS, flour, Feed, Paints, Oil Crockery Ware, FRL'IT, CuNFecTiuxEav, Goodiqtced'fl Landing, East Haddam, Conn. O. B. & W. H. aOODSPEED. WIIOLK:iALG XN'U UETAIL VEALEIU IN Groceries, D r y Goods, F»>vi8io]iaf Flror, Lmeher, P i t o t e ^ ^ . Varnishes, Pi»er Goodspecd*8 Landing, ApHl 16, 1859. Somebody's ^ming. ;|ML,the:k«ia, And everything is full of life And h«i|iphi«Bs ; The clouds look strangely dull t o ^ v , A^Tery lond^seem to mf . As for the l^d^' t^^Tiiot^ They hadaa w ^ 'be dttmb " Hiey cannM ciMcm<aky,hcaii t«-d»y-> I with somebtd/'d come I Fve tried my^ooln-4iy nude, too, Pre looked it o'er and o'er— . jipibawJ mfitt»»m, My eyes keep wandering fiir. Unanswered HiH lil count t b ^ And here's itiy lettfeni But what are Aey to ni^ ? yy books areirtsle-^y mMie Is Discordant as a drum, MjToioe isfwy baO^tO^yW /< I wish somebodT'd come! Thesun is.sett^iu tlM. west, And twB!gnt deepens now, And night comes forth an ebon queen, ^ e catis sleejHngHm the hearth, Thebdl hM raogfor tea, Jtod not one liTingt S0*1 has I What can the matter be ? , I Will loOk no more^ There, Betty ! dto't yop hear the bell ? SoKnoDt%at^ M I J. -AATTWOOJB, OEALEB IS Beady-BUde OlotHiie, Bo6ts i i ^ •hMS, OMtirmiihiaff M l , Wsttw^ nsfi, MCOS, as* MBMCniES KATBKT FUXEBT, SCHOOL BOOKS, &C. Goodi^'d's Landing, Conn. SAMUEL. COOK, Hannfiu;turer and Dealer in all kinds of G A B I H E T iMUsf 61MM>, M k m , ^priiv Bdte, MSttiess- CLOCKS, WOOD a n d WILLOW WABK KC. <3ood!^*ed's ljuiding, Conn. H. THOMPSON, -vamracivBaB aso OBALKB H Ifwiii(>M6i, fladdloi, BiidliMy WHIPS, TRUNKS, Ac- Goodqjieed's Laiidiog. BSFLT CIE I. t . CLdXKE, ESQ., tO JUDGE HSQOnni. Mr. Editor.—know that^dar.sal>8qri-bers will, nuny of them, expect to hear from me in the next issue of your paper in t«p1y to the an^ Bcurillous at-tack^ nade'on m^ \>j f>ar super-anunated Town Agent, anilmy desive not to disappoint them as #etl ais my own vindication, induce me to encroach some' what on your columns. The veiy lengthy letter to which I al-lude may be divided into two parts. Ist an attempt to argue i^pon the evi-dence in the Wakeman case much of which evidcnue is misstated and distorted, and M a violent, personal -and uncalled for attack on me. With the .1st part of hib letu;r I shall at present have nothing ta do, for 1 have once made my remarks on the testimony to the Jury and tka^e I am ready to meet the case again jf ^it' sti^bi^me iieccessaiy, i&at u my legitimate sphere of actibn ; but ihe portion of that letter which refers,toW individually I pro-pose now to answer in part, inesening how ever, an occasional discharge in your fu-ture numbers,, for iiiutend;^ by jfUHr leave, to have the last word in tlus controversy since ^ e attacikon h a f i ^ ^ c t e d |y been! commenced. l!his attadk bss esea-ted some snq»nse amdng your readers for but feTHT of i^m; ^ e r s^spec^r apy but the most friendly relations existf^ be-tween Mr. Higgins ^ f r n y ^ , imtl Wave known for the past y ^ t h ^ , h e was my ter nncompromiira^ ^BO^ST; bat tiie more BOL.L£S, SBXTON d; <X>^ OMPUBWOK MKBCHaro AMD PEALKBS M 4uid StaplB Dry € k ) o^ Also, B genehfl BSBbitment of T A I L O R S * TRIMMINGS. No. 20 Asyiam Street, Hartford, Conn. BROWN « OBOSS, PUBUSfVERS, snd BtsUoiisEi^ ^ I t Main Stoeet. (cetaer- A«rl«B) Hartfoid, Conn OHABTiKB BSNTON, kSo&p and Candle Mannfictoiier, MMMsaBak„10rodsvestoftbe9MtBiidge, .BAREFORD, CONN, pud for Tallow. Ashes and Grease i^kcB i m a O m ^ for 8 0^ T E H M B U U . HOUSBp BY D- A. ROOD, 48-ft«ta ItiMl^ EAXTFOBD, CQEV. Ivporterand Dealer ia English and Rnsria BaU R«t«, CsriBfi^ Tviaib AsHiais. CiMh jicBSTMBnnsau or »0. 130 FROST SREET Xi^ TOIK. UUMB ur G h o o Xo. S5 WABBEX STBBN NEW YORK. animosi^ arose M firall^ my l^wl-edge c^ q^rt^^events; ualo^ to the woiid enniitjf* bat.in this case i haTSj l9iig knoira of-its existenoe and I have 6ftbn wen the wl^^ be iakmid I should only the glittering diarm cS the eye. That letter was written ostensibly "to give the case and some of the most important facts as they ap-pear^ in dourt," but the ^ t e r of it is cwtainly^ enoogh to. know that my ar-gument w stat^^nt ^cr to be efll-dent should be 3 & e e slapg and per-sonaliiins— that libe cofldnwoniis mev-itibletlwtdtfaer hedld Vot e x ^ his "hisloiy c£ iWrcase" to have mach w^^t o^ dise IfiM he wrote the whole articlafor jlhesaie.paiposeii^iribaaiiig me. his asserB^^ t l ^ Mr. flayed to make-ai7 demand iat ttpaiatioa till lon^g a f t a t ^ aoSiklit o^iBimi^ V your ootrespoiidgit -SMMfebft. ggqUly mis-taken in l y i ^ o n p i ^ ^ f f i that subject, for the Seleotaoen wei;^ the oi^y parties t&wliichhe eouM p n m t to driris and lie liairf jOie positi^ uf that Ur. Waksmaa his 185t, and the abdUent hitppeneil on the 17th day of A u ^ t preceeding, so that in fact Mr. Wak&an luiod all dispatch j»nd promptness ^ a t could be expected of him without at^e same time manifes-ting undue and sul^icious haste. And your corre[||K)ndent further has thi • face to claim th^ilhy client sho^uld "have called witnesses next morning, and showed the trackil'Of the carriage where it upset." I musC®ay. ''ad the course adopitM by Mir Wakeman, I shonld have been very reluctant to have enlisted as his counsel, ibr a man who would thus Ieav6 a sutfering woman in tnat critical conation for the examina-titm of the scene of the misfortune when it'«onld be of no possible avail, would bo ;arded ^ a brutal husband indeed. Mit I neglect ai^ abandon his crushed and injured wife, most terri-ble bodily and mental anguish, to spend the day at Wigwam bridge when it was so extremely uneertain that her life would be spared through tlte day! Would this be the;>dictate of an affection-ate husband aud vgenerous-liearted man, thus to CMC^ every feeling and inapulse go„ could I have resorted to such a course of his better natmre in that season of do- for ^ poUtieal ^nrpoae with any well-groun-ent leave the, defense of my client and the vindication of the course which he saw fit to t ^ e at Oiat time, and reply more particularly to the insinuations and mis-statements made of me individually. Mr.Higgins says in his letter that in my i-emarks tp the Jury I denied having made it "a political case, but insinuated that ie had." The remark of mine on which he bases his assertion was one from which 1 am satisfied none bat a guilty conscience could have deduced any sudrfnsinuation I assured the Jury that our witnes^s were unbiased and impartial men and added that "we had not selected solely the personal or political friends of Mr. Wakeman." This is every wori! I said which had aiQr reference to politics—and I ask any candid, nnpredudiced mind how that remark of mine could be distorted into an unfair insinuation except by a person who was standing incomtant fear that some chicanery of his own was in danger of exposure ? I knew nothing of the political sentimonts of the Jury and 1 suppose they did not know to what party Mr Wakeman belonged, and howin rea-mestie affliction merely to collect more evidence against a party that had so se-riously injured Inhl and which ought to be aSham^ for withoKing from him for a moment the smi^ sum to which he was so justly entitled! Mr Wakeman did not then dream that there could be any (^position to his claim, and even iflie had, he would nev-er have Ictt his young and excellent wife when she so mudi needed his care, atten-tion and affectionate solicitude ! But I must confess 1 am greatly sin. prised thdt suck a claim should come from sneh a source. It might not indeed seem so strange if this unnatural suggestion had come from any otlier person, but that our antiquated town agent shoiild propose such a plan, a man whose gentle, fond and affectionate deportment in his own family circle,whose tender and almost idolatrous devotion to his own better half has for nearly a i:entury been prov-bial—^ that amA aman should even hint at iiMA alack of hnsbandly affection is in-deed astonishing. 19iose who know him even less than I are aware that he is a person of very remarkable tenderness, gentleness,-and indulgence at home. But a pittiless storm'IIM- been lalsed against Mr. Wakeman becat^ he at one time refused to give_ to the Selectmen the item of his ^penses. A simple histoiy of this part of the controversy m ^ not be amiss to explain the course wbidi Jifr. W.took at that time—he ijimply informed die board, or perhaps only a part of tiiem, that he should not ask for great dama-ges, but would accept so much as would rq>ay for his necessary expense and outlay, this he deemed but reasonabld for both parties, and be assured them the amount should not exceed |100, but the Selectmen refvsed to allow him anything without the Urns of his claim and would not agree to allow it even then—^tiiis placed Ifr. Wakeman in a veiyembaras-position, for if they wculd agree to allow him aomdking he would give in his bill in full for their <nriticism and examinafaon, but unless ihejwmld so agree he knew it was impolitic to ^ e :H^hem the ex-act amount of his expenses merely to be laughed over and then presented an Ck>urt at the trial of his case. At that time, I believe I'had not been retoined by him, bat I certainly should not have ad-vised him as his attorn^, thus to place himssif i i ' ^heir haad^ for t\vo of the board - said tome in my office, that "they wmild nnder no circumstances sign an order to pay him a dolla;/ and with ^ mamfestation of snefa a disposition foolish it would have been fer him have thrown away his own case. Witi^ remarks I shall for the pres-ded hope of success ? But my remark was strictly true for any one who will ex-amine the list of our witnesses will readi. ly see that many of them are very far from being Mr. Wakeman's "personal or political friends." But your correspon-dent says the Judge gave me "a suitable rebuke." Letois examine^his point very briefly and see on whom tlie "rebuke^ was actually intended to fall if indeed our witnesses to liim and to Mr. Wella, his attorney. I will state the facts ot that case and you can judge whether or not his charge a^uin»t me is correct. It is trae that Mr. \Vells came to me one morning in tiie Oonrt room previous to the commemceinent of the trial and asked me concerning the number of our witnes-ses and I told him we had but six or sev-v; n then, but 1 did not know exactly how many we shunld have. One evening soon after the trial of this case while 1 was in the store, Mr, Higgins in co ver satidn with Mr, Boardnian made a simi-liar statement to the one in the letter, thinking at that time, I supposed, that he was relating the affair as it actually occurred, but when I explained his error to him and told him what I did say to MrWells, he seemed satisfied and Conce-ded before Mr. Boardman and otheisthat he had probably been mistaken, so that of course! am forced to believe by his again publishing tlie same statement a^ ter it has once been fairly and publicly contradicted, that he is actuated by no honorable motives for he deliberately publishes that whieh he knows is untrue. But suppose 1 even did make the remark <M>nceruing the number of our witnesses which he claims 1 made : was there any-thing dishonorable and unfair or unusual about that ? Is it not only an attorney's privilege, but his duly too, to kaep his movements and plans from his opponent ? And why was the Town Agent at that lime prying aud mousing round the oppo-site party to ^ind out their strength, in-iitead of mindin|^ ^his own business and preparing his otifii case ? He knew very well that in the preparation of my own case I had enougli ' hard w» rk to do and that I was •constantly surrounded by those who spared no pains to throw ev-ery possible obsticle in my way : the cause of the plaintiffs was not popular in the vicinity of my office and 1 had to work alone and unaided, asking and re-any rebuke at all was given. ceiving no sympathy around me, but com- On this point Judge Butler simply' pelled to be on a coi;stant guard lest my charged the Jury that it was their duty to P^a^s movements should be exposed leave out all politic., bia, a„d if either - ^ S l y r s J - ' w t j ' t tf party had made it a political case, these ease was a bad one and could not prevail, considerations should not be allowed to but I was confident that my case was a one how nadfethos influence or predudice the minds of the Juiy—this portion of the charge contains all the "rebuke" that was administered to any one. Now I believe i t has never been claimed even by the-Agent himseb that the:plaintiffs in that case aimed at any political effect in selecting their witnesses, so thai the rebuke could not have been int^ded for us. We are not accused of making a pdlifical issue but the agent thinks, or pretends to think, that I have aconsed Am of doing it. This of course, I flatjy deny : I have never made any such accusation or insinuation, but "it is the wounded bird that flutters," and his very efforts-to clear himself from a charge never made shows satisiactorily to my mind ithat his consciense is ill at ease. And if these indications are cor-rect it is very plain to be seen that on him fell the rebuke, which be >would so gl^ly shift on.to other shoulders. ButJ perceive your -correspondent in some^of his statementsJaas failed to-keep the truth un his side, -for-near the close of his letter he writes:— *'.A» soon as the copies of the writs were put into my hands, 1 went to Mr. Clarke, Wakeman's .attorney, and made a proposition to him to agree on some good-men and have them view the place, hear the evidence and say what should be d(me : and he- said NO," This stakmmt is -mqiy /a&e, for he meotr came to me on any occasion to . make such a proposition-as he claims. If he came to me lei him-say when it was and where he found me, if ht can. The cmly ground on which his statement^can be based was a casual remark made to itne in his own house, before his own family one evening when I went to see Ats^ and this was on Sunday evening, Jan. 30th. I told hW 1 had always been anxious to settle4he case and still was anxious, if it could be done en anything like fair term»—he re-plied word for word as fdlows : — d o not see how it can veiy well be settled now, but I think 1 would agree to leave it out to some good men if we conld agree upon any." This is the proposition which he says he made to me i^er taking so mudi plains to find me, and reference to my private Journal enables me to be correct in the statements as to time Ac, which I make concerning this matter. In attother portion of his letter he char-qood one and that I would prevail ; in the face of all this opi)0sitiou 1 bad an tip hill labor to perform, but I was detexmined if the cause could be gaineH ^y any fair and legitimat.' means that iqy clients should have a verdict, and the result shows whether I labored in vain. Was it strange then, considering the circumstances M-ith which I was surroun-ded, that 1 slHjuId give an evasive answer to a spy from the enemy's camp who was .trying "to steal my thunder But, Mr. Editor, I would not like to leave the impression that I hail)or any enmity car desire of retaliation toward the old man, and in this letter I have en-deavored to avoid the application of hard names so far as my own vindication would allow, !ior really I have not the heart even if I had the opportunity to harm a single one of his few remaining and carefidly braided hairs. I do not wish it to be understood that I attribute a//of his many shortcomings | o a mali-cious dis][jOsition, for we on^t to remem-ber that iAie second daUkotd ia very apt to be attended with a petulence, soanoess and peevishness w^hich are far from be-ing agreeable and which'require the ex-ercise of all the grace and forbearance which we possess. Your correspondent ts an oU man—the weight of 8t» years is no light burden to bear—and many errors which in you or me would be inexcusable should be pardoned in one whom an in-scrutable providence has permitted to outlive hii% usefulness—^let us not look with too much severi^ upon one who has entered upon the imb^ility, decrepitude and stolidity of old age, for his days among us cannot now be mai^ and un-less there istruth in the doctrine of Uni-versalism, Iam forced to fear his troubles will not aJl be ended here. There are other parts in his lettCT to which I am desirous of f l y i n g but will wait till another week, in order that yonr readers may have a breathing spelL J.T.CLABKE. A sound mind in a soaad body are the chief desiderate necessary for rendering existence a happiness. When these are possess^ all other causes of infelicity are mostly of onr own prodncticn. The following toast was recently given at a fishing frolic: "The ladies—May we ^ kiss all the girls we please, and please ges me of misrepresenting the number of'aW the girls we kiss."
|Title||East Haddam journal, 1859-10-08|
|Subject||East Hadam (Conn.) -- Newspapers|
|Description||Frequency: Weekly; Publication dates: Vol. 1, no.1 (Apr. 9, 1859) -v. 3, no. 24 (Sept. 28, 1861)|
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R. B . BZiODOETT, 3Pablidier. TIAUAS,HII,OO P E R A M K U M I N M A B T A N C E -
VOLUME 1. EAST HADDAM? SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1859. NO. 27,
^ a s t i a d d a m J o i r n t a l,
X. H. BLODAIR, BilKclwr.
Tlie JocBKAL is published every Satanlay
morning at Ewt Haddam, Coun., aad will be left
at the readeuue of sabscribeis in both Upper and
Lower Landings at $1 25 per year in advance, or
60 at the exphmtiofi of die year. Bubscribers
recQpre their, p i ^ r at the office or by mail, $1
jperyaar InadTance, or $1 85 at the end ot die
Ooeaquaie, w week 00
Each aubsequent insertion 25
On* aqaare 2 motttbs. . S 00
One square S months 4 00
One square 6 months £ 00
One square one year 8 00
' f W AHberal deducUon will .'be^made to those
who advertise by the year.
BOOK AND JOB PBINTINGinaUits btancb-es,
executed inth neatness and di^teh, on rea-
^ tenable tenns.
Bodk,CJoh tUld Card
OF EVERT DESCRIPTION"'
Executed with neatness, and oa reasonable terms,
at this office.
C. S. GLADWIN, (kmstaUe Md GoUeetor. Office with J. T. Claifce, Esq^
E a i t Haddam, Conn.
N. OLMSXEJO CHAPM4^,
East Haddam, ConiL
"at LtlMm kUomelK ft^uinve nU uauti wth.e ' r eridenoet of papils or at hUroom*
J . R.
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