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Equal and Exact Justice to All.” VOL. II. NO. 18. NEW MILFORD, CONN., FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 1874. 4- WHOLE NO. 7 0 Sft(§ntr lAttford iourtial. J.B . JOHIISOII. Editor and PiihllslM. THE j o n r a ^ IS The Best Local anb News Paper n Litchfield County. PUBLSIHEO EVEBT FBIDAY MOBNINQ AT Hew Milford, Ct. TKBM8 OF SUBSCfilPTION TKABLT IN A D V A N C E } $2.00 A dnrtisig Rates verf Modirate, Mfctmg the VOTTBNAI.’ the best adrertiaiog Me-* dlom la Wmtua. ConaecticL Spec'll diaoonnta in oar Batw «re mtde to yearly and firat-claaa Advntlsan. g ^C . LANl>ON, Phot(^rapher, BANK STREET, NEW MILFORD. - COSN, THE AOELPHIC INSTITUTE FOE BOT6-->at New Uilfoid, Conn.. A. S. BOaEES, PrinoipaL Thia Inatitate waa founded in 1M7. and baa ever held tbe beat of patronrge fiom all f«rta of the Un!t«4 States and Soath ABtcrica, «iMl baa aerer loat a pnpiL Being one of the patroaa of the inatitnte, I moat cbeerfolly recommend it aa one of the beat of the kind in Ibe coontty, and well deaerving of p n b l 'C patron* age. Cbarlra H.I>eleTan, Mo. 136 Weat 22dat. Sew York, Oct. 8J, 1878, JAMES H. ilcMAHON, % A ttm q f n d Com silior at L aw ,. Office—Over the Post Office, NEW MILFORD. - CONN. ig^ILLIAM KNAPP, AttonM) and Counselor at Law, BANK STBEET, NEWMIfeFORD, CONN. R. LEAVENWORTH, ^ BBIDGEPOBT, CONH. Dealer ia StovM, Tinware, &c. y>BMtaotttrer o f Tinware and<iener&l Jobber. 8 T R B B T 3 b A M P S , A BPECIALXr. jUmpiM of whifli can be found at Mesvra. An* ttOBf * MeMABOM’d Store, at New Milferd. Whan prloca can baaacwtained and orderaflUed at abort notice. K. B. LEAVENWOBTH. tf SAFES. O O W N T JH E Y G O I $65.00 B ir r s A HEW SAFE. VALEMTINE k BUXLEB’S Alam Patent Fire ProoT and Burglar Proof Safea. Peraona wanting 8af«a win do well to call on me before pnrchaaing alaewhcre. I am bouiikd not to be undevold. Samplea can ba aean by calling on H. L. BRINSMADE, 4tf New MUford, Conn K . E. SHSBWPOD, Licensed Auctioneer, NEW MILFORD, CONX. G. B. BOTSFORD’S DRU6 STOK, can be foond pure Extracta of X/emoa and VaniiU for Soda Water, VanlUa, Ice Cream, etc, oy the pound, dozen or bottle. Farmeta and P b ^ ia n a from tbe c ountry will fladmyatockor Kcdiclnea complete, warranted feanlBe.aadof tbe beat quality. Lhrerf, Sales and Exchange Stable, 54 SoxTTH Matt; S treet, Korses Se Carriages to Ziet. For a reaa(mable comf>ena(tion. Horaea boarded by tbe day or week, to suit coatomera. HORSES AITD CAREIAGES BOUGHT AKD SOLD. BngRica, Phaetons, Sulkies, and Turnouts of every 4eaer4>tiob, alwaya wanted and for aale. CHwmeatriU. When yoa want a nice team fora boaineaaor pleaanre ride, I ahall always be ready to accommodate yon npon reasonable notice. My ataolea are bnt three mlnntea’walk from (he HouaatonK Bailroad Depot. M2 M. E. SHERWOOD, Proprietor. J n s ih a n c e a g en c y . FIBE LIFE AND ACCIDENT Office Bank St., New Milford, ('t. CAriTAL BETBESENTED $ 5 0 , 0 0 0 , 0 0 0 ! PeUdea itaaad at ahort notice, and* losses romptly adjoated: C. A. TODD, Agent. H a l l & E *)a d , . OF B R X D aSPO B T , have reduced t^e^r atock to O O X aX D and are actaaUj selling every article as low as goods were ever sold before the war. All of our Ricli Slll($, Chialis, CABPETINGS, BLANKETS, AND ALL I WANT TO BE A SPANIARD. SENIOR & WAT, H uitt n d Sign Painting, Bralnli$, PAPER HANGING AND KALSOMLMING a spacialty. SV^Alaa, Wagona, Carriagea and Sleighs painted atik«rt Botic*. aie reduced to as low prices as gold or silver will ever huy ttmn, HalURead would inform the people of NEW MIL-FORiD, and r id iu ^ they chare bought $10,000 worth of MddB at the great cash sale of H. B. Claflin’s and will offer the greatest .omjortunity for investing money ever inown to ptirchasera of Dry Goods. We give a tew specimens: Clafiin's |2.75 Black Silks, we shall retell at $1.90. • diagonal Serges, coat 65c. we off«r at %5ci Crosslej’s Tapestry Carpets, formerly $1.50 and $1.60. Claflin’s best patterns we now sell at $1.33. Ingrain Carpets in same proportion. $12 Blaakets for #8,00. $10 Blankets for $5.00, One hundred good Comfortables at $3.00. One hundred good Comfortables at $1.50. Black Alpacas at 30 per cent below any ^^rices ever given. Good Rich Alpacas for 25 cents a yard. 100 Good Styles Ladies’ Shawls, formerly sold at wholesale by ClSflin at $5.00, we offer at $3.00 e ^ . Fiv^^Bidred good styles Scotch Misses S^wls, we are selling at 50 eta. each. Splen^d Icon Fraote Hosiery, at 12 1-^ cts^^^-pair. ~ >^WatnnrttjM|iKB-lins, 16 cents. One case Scot^h'PlSids at 12 1-2 cts. One case silk-warp Poplins, 50 cts. One case Camel’s Hair Cloths, 23 cts. One case Silk-warp Veloarg, formeiiy sold a^ Olaflin’s at $1.'Z6, w*. havft xtiirked tS jcts. All goods in same proportion.. - Hall & Read wish it distinctly understood that all of their KICH SILKS all of their % Choice Drees Goods,. Cloi^ Velvets, Trtnnniag'QUlu « i^ VelreUi Black Alpacas, Blue and Plum Serges, Camel’s Hair Cloths, Sheetings, Table Linens, Blankets, Hosiery, Flannels, Underwear, Cloaki, Cloaking^ Ready-made Suits, Furs, Sealskin Cloaks, Children’s Suits and Cloaks. Are placed on sale at prices which people can come and really feel satisfied that there is no risk about tbeir being lower. Hall & Read would mention the great satisfactionwith which people can visit their Carpet and furnishing Department. The feeMng has been with those about to furaish-that they must wait until specie payments are resumed, but the same principle rules in the Carpet Room. Brussels, Velvets and Hartford Ingrains. The Read Carpet Co’s Ingrains, Oil Cloths, Rugs, Mats, Stools, &c., are all marked as low as gold will ever buy them. The qcestion has been asked why the great establishment of HALL & S9AJ> has been crowded the past lew days: W^hy is it t^a|ti one firm can really take the lead of the government and forestall the times; making such immense sacrifices as they must make to place goods on their counters at specie prices before the resumption? Perhaps explanation is due the public. HALL & RI^I> do fo lari# a>uwiff«^fearthey e * 5% igW s % hint- f#r T>ai%idnS, and although they may lose thousands of dollars in marking down to gold, Miey«re eooifteniily Doying out some unfortunate importer who has had to seU his stoek at half price, or selecting out the-choice goods from the constantly occurring failures; and every day the large sucti(« sales in our g*eat markets present bargains which are carefully watched^ sei^ted from and placed before the The following poetic effusion is from the columns of the New York Sun, and probably reflects the sentiments of many people throughout the country: I want to be a Spaniard, A pirate on the wave, So I can roam the ocean. With gaudy butchers brave. I want to be a Spaniard And plunder Uncle Sam — His quaker friends have made him. As peaceful as a lamb. I want to be a Spaniard, A pirate, hero tar, Whom Uncle Sam will pardoii For sake of Castelar. I want to be a Spaniard, So I can rob and kill, And then let arbitration Foot up the little bill! Wallace Putnam ReeJ. MADE TO “SEE IT.” “1 can’t see it, ■’ said Buffer. “Nobody reads all these little advertise ments. It’s preposterous to thmk it.” “But,” said the editor, ‘7 0U read what interests you?” “Yes,” “And if there’s anything that you particularly want, you look for it?” “Certainly.” “Well, among the thousands upon thousands who help to make up this busy world of ours, everything that is printed is read. Sneer as you please, I do assure you that printer’s ink is the rue open avenue to all business success.” And still Buffer couldn’t see it. He didn’t believe that one-half of those little, crowded adveitiEements were ever read. ‘•Suppose you try the experiment, ” said tbe editor. “Just slip in an advertisement of the want of one of. the most common Ihings in the world. For the sake of the test I will give it two insertions free. Two will be enough; and you may have it jammed into any out-of-the-way nook of my paper you shall select. Two insertions, of only t ^ Will you try it?” Cilff^paid 0f course he would try it .^ Andhe selected the place where he w ^ d hkve it published—crowded in under the head of “Wants.” And he waited and saw a proof of his advertisement, which appeared as follows: WA3STED.--A gooa housedog. Apply to .7. Buffer, 575 Towster street, between th e houTs of 6 and 9 p. ni. Buffer went away, smiling and nodding. On the following morning he opened his paper, and after a deal of hunting he found his advertisement At ^ t it did not seen? at all conspicuous. Certainly so insignificant a paragraph, buried m such a wilderness of paragraphs, could not attract notice. After a time it began to look more noticeable to him. The more he looked at it the plainer it grew. Finally it glared at him from the closely printed page. But that was because he was the person particularly interested. Of course it would appear conspicuous to him. But it could not be so to others. That evening Mr. Buffer was just sitting down to tea (Buffer was a plain, old-fashioned man, and took tea at 6) when his door bell was rung. The servant announced that a man was at the door with a dog to sell. “Tell him I don’t want one.” ( Six times Buffer was interrupted while taking tea by Baen with dogs to selL Buffer was a man who would not lie. He had put his foot in, and he must take it out manfully. The twenty-third applicant was a small boy, with a girl in company, who had a ragged, dirty poodle for sale. Buffer bought the poodle of the boy, and immediately presented it to the girl, and sent them off.T o the next applicant he w’as able to truthfully answer,—“Don’t want any more, I have bought one.” The stream of callers continued until near 10 o’clock, at which hour Buffer locked up and turned off the gas. On the following evening, as Buffer approached his house,he found a crowd assembled. He counted thiity-nine men and boys, each one of whom had a dog in tow. There were dos;s of every grade, size and color, and dogs of every quality of whine, yelp, bark, growl and howl. Buffer addressed the motley multituile, and informed them that he had purchased a dog. “Then what d’yer advertise for?” And Buffer got his bat knocked over his eyes before he reached the sanctuary of his home. Never mind about the trials and tribulations of that night. Buffer had had no idea that there were so many dogs in existence. With the aid of three policemen he got through alive. On the next morning he visited his friend the editor, and acknowledged the corn. The advertisement of “wanted” was taken out, and in the most conspicuous place, and in glaring type, he advertised that he didn’t want any more dogs. And for this advertisement he paid. Then he went home and posted on his door—“Gone into the country.” Then he hired a special policeman to guard his property; and then he locked up and went away with his family. From that day Josephus Buffer never been heard to express doubts concerning the efficacy of printer’s in k ; neither has he asked “ Wiio reads advertisements?”-- » 4 — «--- The steamer Novelty, of New Haven was sold Wednesday last for $1,200 besides the claims, on account of which the sale was made, tD G. R. Kelsey, of West Haven. A NOVEL MARBIAOE CEREMONY. Many of our readers are well acquaint ed with the Rev.* Samuel Scoville, whose native place is our neighbonng town of Cornwall. He married an only daughter of the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, and for some years has been the settled pastor of the Congregational church in Norwich, N. Y., where his marked ability seems to have been fully appreciated. That the vicissitudes in the life of even a minister of the gospel are sometimes interesting, is evident by the following account of a marriage ceremony, which was solemnized by the subject of the above remarks, on the evening; or perhaps more properly speaking night of Sunday, week, ,(Dec. 14th). From the Qhtruingo Nonoich Union we clip the facts In the case as follows • t It appears that a young lady from the Emerald Isle w'as employed in the family of the clergyman referred to, in the capacity of- a domestic. Being fair to look upon, it was natural that she should have her “feller,” who is also a native of the Green Isle, and who was in the habit of frequently visiting the object of his affections at the parsonage; and his visits were not alwajs agreeable to the family as he was wont to prolong them to a later hour than was deemed proper. On Sunday evening between ten and eleven o’clock, the clergyman was aroused from his slumbers, by a member of his household, and informed that something was wrong in the room of the ‘hired girl,’ that suspicious noises were heard therein, and that without doubt there were two occupants where there should be but one. Hastily donning such articles of clothing as he thought proper for the occasion, the indignant head of the house proceeded at once to the door of the suspected apartment and demanded admitlance. This was denied him by the fair occupant, who promptly informed him that, in her opinion it wouldn’t be proper to admit a person of the male persuasion to her room at that unsesonable l|our. This was considered ‘too thin’ the outside party, and he announced his determination to enter the room ‘peficeably if he could,, forcibly if he mtist.’ Upon this the door was opened, the suprised occupant gracefully retirin* behind it next to the wall. In reply to the question as to who and where her companion might be, she pretested that she was alone— that it was all a mistake. This failed to satisfy her unwelcome visitor, who tm i» ^^1111111(1_1 moved at once towards the bed, and upon turning down ^te covering discloeed the form of the young man he was looking for, who had evidently retired for the night. Our clergyman was equal to the epaergency. ‘Are you a single man?’ he demanded of the gentleman in the bed. ‘I am,’ he replied. Turning tow'ards the door which partially hid the trembling girl,* he asked, ‘Will you marry this man V The repiy was in the affirmative. But it was different with the youth whom he sought to make happy—he didn’t want to marry. Words however were of no avail; the minister had made up his mind that there would be a wedding then and there and he so informed the reluctant swain. If he persisted in declining to be made a bridegroom he would call Sheriff Rorapaugh, who would arrest the stubborn lad and he would be compelled to pass the remainder of the night in a lonesome and cheerless C0L in the jail instead of the comfortable apartment he then occupied. Time was short, and he was requested to choose between the two alternatives. This had the desired effect - visions of gloomy cells with the cheerful sheriff in waiting were too much for him and he gave a reluctant consent that the ceremony p roceed. The blushing maiden was summoned from her hiding place, from which she emerged, her charms scantily covered by her night dress, and approachcd the side of the bed. The expectant groom desired to arise and dress himself suitably for so mementous an occasion; but our dominie, who is a ‘muscular Christian,’ soon convinced him that it was not necessary for him to arise—it was a matter of no sort of consequence. Calling some members of the family to witness the scene, the young man was requested to reach his right hand from under the bed clothes, which he did, and it was taken by the hand of the girl at the bedside. Attired in almost as primitive costume as were our first parents in the garden, and with feelings similar to those which must have been experienced by those ancient parties after they had engaged in the apple transaction, the nuptials were solemnized and the twain made one. Tbe briie and groom were now requested to retire for the night and to be tolerably sure to ‘dig out’ from that habitation at an early hour in the morning—which they did. It is said that there are many ap plicants among the marriageable ‘help’ in town for the situation so singularly made vacant. Whether similar success in capturing a husband awaits those who may obtain the place in future, time will determine.”—Conri. Western Neics. -------- # - 4 --------------------------------- On a rainy day last week, an old lady hailed a horse car on one of the muddy ssreets in this city, when the gentlemanly conductor stopped his car where there is usually a dry cross-walk, and the old lady stepped up on the platform walked across, and then stepped d®wn the other side, remarking, as she did so, that “ she didn’t know what she should have done if it hadn’t been for that car.”—Netc Haven Press. Burglars have been operating in West Haven. JIM CART TO THE RESCT7E. Jim Cary was an engineer who used to run tbe ‘'Reeder” on the Hamilton & Dayton road. He was a blood-thirsty fellow, and when under his management the “Royal” sped through the Miami valley screaming like an eagle. She was the terror of the bovine tribe along the way. Cary didn’t mind a bit about running over live stock, but he said it made him sorry like to run down a man for he hated to help gather him up. One Indian-summer day, when with a mixed train of passenger and freight cars, he was clipping down the road near Glendale, he saw ahead an old gentleman seated on the track, with his back towards the approaching train, reading a newspaper. The elderly party seemed deeply absorbed in what might have been election returns, and did not notice tlse train. Cary’s heart was a little softened that da^, perhaps by mellow sunshine, or by thinking of his wife’s aunt who lay sleeping in the churchyard, and he thought he wouldn’t mash the old man without giving him fair warning, so he shut off steam and jerked the whistle-rop6 vigorously. Still the old gentleman kept on with the election news as if he didn’t propose to be disturbed by a railroad train, or what was more likely, his hearing machinery was out of gear. Cary saw at once that he could neither cill the man’s attention from the newspaper nor stop the train in time to prevent an accident, and he instantly de-ter; nined on a peritous feat, such as he had read in Sunday-school papers as being performed with neatness and success. He would go out on the cowcatcher and save the old man, or loss his own life in the attempt. He accprd-ingly gave his hat to the fireman to hold, together with a message in case of his death, to his mother in-law, that he died bravely in performance of his duty, with his face to the front. Then he spit on his hands, wrote out a few instructions as to the disposition of his property, made some suggestions as to conducting the funeral, tried the water guages, kissed the firemfin good-bye and went forth. Well, Cary went out on the cowcatcher, leaned far.over, and-as tbe terrible engine dashed up, with- one powerful sweep of hlsVarm hurled the old man from the track into the ditch into safety, and Cary swooned, back against the head of the boiler for a few moments. Then the train was- s'qwly backed up to where the old maji jay it\^ the ditch, and the conductor and ’ all the passengers got out and gathared aiUTXIIU', UlTll I! W l'JI I/O ia j Cary, and he swore, and the old man in his old clothes wasn’t hurt a bit being Ez-Karpsr’s Fexrjfin’s Pillow Case o f 'H h in . THE POWER GUAGE. OF SHAKE3PEREAN LAN John Beatby is member of an ama teur dramatic club. All the members of this club on a certain night last week, pledged themselves to use Shakespearean language ou all occasions. John was the prime mover of this resolution. Later in the evening a messenger came from John’s wife—she had been suddenly taken with a cramp. John rushed from the club-room, minus his hat, to the bedside of his sick spouse, where he gave way to a flood of tears. “O, dear John!” said Mrs. B .; “ wanted to ask you one question before Id ie j will you, oW Ikuow you will, promise me thrtt y9K will remain sln« ‘ when I am gone?” John wiped his eyes, which were full of tears. “Remain (hie) single did you say Jane? In the (hie) language of the immortal Shakespeare, ‘ay, marry, will I,’ (hie)!” Jane did not know that “ay, mairy, will I ,” means “indeed, I will,” so she yelled: “Marry, will you? Oh! you nasty, good-for-nothing scoundrel, is that what I hear on my dying bed? is that the respect you have for your dying wife?” Before many minutess Jane was making sauer-kraut with John’s head against the mantel. Having in this manner testified her regard for her husband, she commenced to curl his hair witl^the tonges, and to pencil his eyebrows with the poker. Finally she sent him down the stairs followed by a rocking-chair, two spittoons and a hat-rack, John was seen next morning in the street, having under each eye a beautiful picture of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A friend asked him: “ How’s Mrs. Bentby this morning?’’ John felt for his six-shooter, and the friend did not.wait for* an answer* expressed in labgiiage more forcible than that used by ihe immortal Shakespeare. ; A WOMAN’S DEVOTION. ’William J. ^SJiarkey, who escaped from the Tombs in New ; York, in woman’s dress, was a man whoso face and faultless attire "were familiar to any frequenter of Br^dway. i eraH5^T-^gavded*liS'% hani^sotoe -feHoWT The son of an em.inenlly respectable a ^iss?pafe3^young man^ an3. grewT!^ stuffed with straw, and the rascally boys ^umped up from behind the fence, and ran away through tbe cornfield and escaped.— Cincinnati Saturday Night. -------------► 4 -------------- There is a principle of reaction, an elasticity in every healthful mind that compels it at times to take a cheerful view of things around it, and to see the sun breaking through the clouds. There is an anecdote recorded somewhere which, whether a real incident or not, is frought with instruction. At one of the sittings of a yearly meeting, where there had been some excitement and conflict of sentiment, a fnend endeavored to restore quiet by remarking that it is recorded in Sacred Writ, that the temple of Solomon was built of squared and polished stones, which came together without the sound of the hammer. To which another friend replied that there must have been a great deal of no’ss at the quarries! Let us remember that the temple of Divine Truth on earth is not yet built; that we are at the quarries, where our daily business is to do our part of the work. ---»“*----------- Taking a Ba th.—An Irishman, the other day, was coming up from Castle Garden, where he had just landed, when he saw a trough on the pavement, from which horses are accustomed to drink. The emigrant asked a young man who was standing by what that trough was for. The young man, not pretending to take much pleasure in the information, however replied: ‘What’s that for? Why, that’s a bathtub for the emigrants to wash in when they come from the ship. You see, we Americans erect these here for you fellows to wash in, when you come over.” The emigrant looked at his informer, and then at the trough: “Begorra, its a foine thing—more’n they’d have in England, or Ireland, aither, for that mat-ther. But tell me, is it dacint for a man to wash on the shtrate!” “Well, if you don’t want to wash, go to the d-----‘1!” said the young man, as he walked away with apparent anger. Not many minutes elapsed until the emigrant was taking a good American bath in the corporation trough. So deeply was he immersed in the water, and in his own happy thoughts, that he did not see arag-man roll up his clothes and walk off with them. A policeman seeing something that resembled one of liarnum’s sea lions floundering about in the trough, approached tbe emigrant. “Who in thunder are you? What are you doing naked in the streets of New York?” “G’long, ye omadhaun, ye! doan’t ye see I’m washing myself?” replied the emigrant, rubbing his brawney limbs. An Irishman, wearing a blue coat and a pair of Adam's brceches was seen accompanying a policeman in his shirtsleeves, to tbe station house. That emigrant is prowling around the Castle Garden with a pen-hslder, which he calls a “ shellelah,” looking for “ the feller that tould him to bathe in the sthrate.” New Britain is to tower and bell. have a fire alarm to be a consummate scoundrel. He was a professional gambler, and at various times fitted up faro banks on Broadway and Prince street. lie was frequently very lucky at play and In the managements of his “ banks,” and was reputed to be worth at orte time $300,000. OMate years his fortunes were on the wane. He had made many enlmies among men of his class, and was hated and feared by them. Aspiring to play a bolder game than any known to ordinary gambllng-houses, he went into Wall street, and speedily lost the greater part of his money in spec lation. A year ago he met a fellow-gimbler in a drinking saloon and forced a quarrel upon him. The quarrel was evidently premeditated by Sharkey. The end of the matter was that Sharkey coolly shot down his enemy, and jvas arrested and indicted for murder. During his imprisonment and trial Maggie Jordan, his affianced, was with him every day. His old “ pals” had deserted him, but this woman sold everything sbe owned to supply her worthless lover with tbe means to have luxuries in his cell. During his trial she sat by his side, and when he was found guilty of murder the blow seemed to fall far heavier upon her than it did upon the imprisoned gambler. Sentenced to death, Sharkey’s doom was temporarily delayed while his counsel endeavored to procure for him a new trial. It was finally evident, however, that no new trial would be granted, and the man’s death seemed inevitable. Maggie Jordan, however, determined to save him. Little by little she brought the various articles of a woman’s dress to his cell, and, dressed in the disguise thus provided, Sharkey walked out of prison, leaving his mistress to bear the consequence of having aided him to escape. Bad as the murderer was, the devotion of this grrl to him is something very pathetic. He has treated her cry-elly, but she never w'avered in her leu-alty to him. Now she hns accomplished her task of setting him free she seems happy, and willing to suffer any penalty if he can escape. ---- ^ 4 ----- Salting Cows.—A writer in the Jiu-ral New Yorlcer says that cows should be salted every morning, and, if In the the stable, before foddering, but after taking water. This is the practice of the best stock-keepers in Switzerland; and he thinks quite preferable to salting them once or twice a week, or to keeping it constantly within their reach. Low IiIanoers.—A correspondent o the New York Tribune condemns high mangers for horses, claiming that they irritate the throat, and create a tendency to heaves. He says the manger should bo on a level with the feet, as that is according to nature. —------------------------- The southern young lady who was residing in Bridgeport and was sadly disappointed by the non-appearance of her Texan lover on the wedding-day, has ascertained that his absence was due to his capture by Indians, who at last accounts were going for his hair. F a r m e r s ' O o l - a m r L WlNTKR CABE OP Mn<Cfi COWS.— ToO much care cannot be given the inilch cows during the wint« months; is too often the case tl]^ tibey are sli^it-ed. Let us stop and consider Ae T»hie of a good milch cow dnrisg wint«, and if we appreciate good, n ra milk in winter as we ought, we will soon come to tbe conclusion that she is of great value. The cow should be well supplied with slop from the kitchen, mizM in with meal or bran, and hare pleiaty of good hay to eat, and a good dry b«d to lie on, both for the convenieace of the milker and the comfort of the cow. Do not keep a cow in a cold stable; see that she is comfortable. And b e ^ e s this, one thing more is very essentfaJ , and that is to card the aniaial at least once a day during winter. By so doing they will be kept free from lice. If any are so unfortunate as to have their c^ - tle infested with them, a g(Md recipe is : Take corrosive sublimate, two drachms; rub it down in two ounces of spirits of wine, and add a pint of ma'er. This is strong enough to kill the v e r-' min, but cannot possibly injure the beast. Mic h ig a n Bee-Keefebs.—^The beekeepers of Michigan held their annnal meeting at Grand Rapids, and had a spirited discussion on the merits of one and two story hives. The secretary's report, which is published in the Michigan Farmer of the 9th inst.. Says ihst H. A. Burch uses a one story hive, increasing capacity by horizoiital extension, claiming that by so doing he in- . duced breeding to the utmost possible extent, thus securhig a* l a i ^ yield of honey. On the contrary, Mr. J. Hed-don piles his hives on top of another —two story hives at that^—and by changing frames from one part to another of the sections, he gets the queen to deposit eggs in all parts of the hive, illing every part with brood. He had 16 swarms in the spring; has now 33, and obtained 400 lbs. of honey. He filled his hives in the beginning with comb from which tlie honey h ^ be«i extracted, thus making his beet spend their whole time in gathering' honey. Mr. H. Palmeruses single story hives of from ^,*000 to 6,000 cubic mehes. In 1873 he commenced with 11 swarms; did not allow any swarming, and got /)ver a,000 lbs.- 6f extracted honey. In 1876‘lie* commenced with 6 swarms; bad increased them to 35, and at the same time got about 1,000 lbs. of sur-uses a one story hive with frames only six inches in width. He has daring the past summer, increa3ed his swarms from 5 to 30, and took 403 lbs. box honey. On the question of wintering bees, Mr. A. C. Balch thought they needed very little ventilation; uniformi^ ot temperature is the great requisite. Mr. Palmer puts about ihretf inches of straw around his bees, inside of the hive, separated from the bees by canvas ; then buries them deeply in the snow, ^ving very little ventilation, having good success. Mr. Porter places his hives in a long row, about 8 inches apart, packing straw around between them leaving only the front open. He fills the capa with straw and chaff, holding them in place by one thickness of cetton c l ^ . His bees wintered well, while his neighbors lost nearly all. Bnt ia spring some of his bees left their hives, thna reducing the number from 17 to 10. Mr. Heddon put some of his beesintto cellar, left some out, buried some in snow, and put straw and chaff ar«md some, but could discover no perceptible difference in result. Mr. Knapp’s only difficulty was with the disease callM “ dysentery.” Mr. Bingham took his bees into a warm room daring long-protracted cold weather, heated ap to 106«. The bees had a “fly,” void^ their faces, and settled down again quietly. It seemed to dor them good. L iv e Ca t t l e Mea su b e .—Kale for estimating weight of live cattle:—First see that the animal stands square; then with string, take his circumference just behind the shoulder-blade, and measnre the feet and inches; this the girth. Then measure from the bone of tl» tail, which plumbs the line with the hinder part of the buttock', and direct the string along the back to tbe fore part of the shoulder-blade, and this will be tbe length. Then work the figures thus: Suppose girth of bullock 6 feet 4 inches length 6 feel 3 inches, ^ i c h moltipli^ together makes 23 square superficial feet, and these multiplied by 23—the number of pounds allowed for each superficial foot of cattle measuring less than 7 and more than 5 feet in g i r ^— makes 759 pounds. When the animal measures less than 9 and more than 7 feet in girth, 31 is the number of pounds to be estimated for each superflclalfoot And suppose a small animal to measure 3 feet in girth and 2 feet in length these multiplied together make four feet which multiplied by 11—the nnm-ber of pounds allowed for each sqawe foot when the cattle measures less than three feet in girth—make 44 pounds. Again suppose a calf or sheep, ete., to measure 4 feet 6 inches in girth, and 8 feet 8 inches in length; that multiplied together makes 16 square feet, and these multiplied by 16—the number of pounds allowed for cattle measuring less than 5 and more than 3 feet in girth—make 356 pounds. A deduction must be made for animals half fat of one pound in twenty for those that are fa t; and for those that have bad c^ves one pound must be allowed in addition to the one for not bemg fat, upon every twenty. Dimensions thus taken are sufficiently correct for valuing stock.
|Title||New Milford journal, 1874-01-02|
|Subject||New Milford (Conn.) -- Newspapers|
|Description||Frequency: Weekly; Publication dates: Began in 1872; -vol. 3, no.14 (Dec. 3, 1874)|
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VOL. II. NO. 18. NEW MILFORD, CONN., FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 1874. 4- WHOLE NO. 7 0
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