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\ J. R. JOHNSON, Editor. i t E Q U A L A N D E Z A C T J U S T I C E T O A L L .” C irc u la tio n , 1 ,4 0 0 . VOL. III. NO. 3. n ew MILFOIID, CONN., THUESDAY, SEPTEMBEK 17, 1874. WHOLE NO. 107. T H E C O U B N A L IS THE Best X'Ocal and News Paper IN LITCHFIELD COUNTY. Publiabed E v e r y TboxBday B lon iin e AT N E W M E L F O R D C T . Tctrms of Snbsoriptlim: $2.00 Yearly, - • In Advance. SUTGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS. TnuuA«at AdT«rtlMn«Bts: inches Space.. | 1 1 21 3 1 4 1l » 1 6 11 « 1|10| 30 One Woek...... Two Weeks.... Three W e ^ . . $1.00 2.00 3.001J3I$3.60 4 4.60 6.6U $*6 6 $4.60 6.76 7.00 $5.60 7.26 9.00 $« 8 11 $10 16 18 R egular Advertisements: Inchec. | 1 | 2 | 8 | * | |6 18| Xc|l c. 1 Month. 9 Months... S Months... 4 Months... 4t Months... 8 Months... 10 Months., .. i$.^.00i«4.00 3.75, 6.50 1 4.501 7.00 6.25, R.50 6.75 12.00 8.00 16.00 9.00 17.0C 10.00‘20.00 S5.00:$5.60 7.26 $.60 9.60 11.76 H.OO 11.50 14.25 19.60 20.ro!26.00 21.00 lao.oo 28.00la6.00 $6.00 9.00 12.00 16.00 20.00 27.00 34.00 40.00ii8 60 XcK»l N otices 10 o en ts • lln ^ «MSh in s a r tlo ^ Si>ecial Notices 25 cents s line, four insertioni. Tlie sbove ntes will be strictly adhered to. All comm nnlotionB should be sddressed J. R. JOHNSON, Publisher, Box 280,_________New Mfliord. C t T H E New Milford Savings Bank, Cluurtcred in 1858. B«ceives Deposits from one dollar to one fhonsa&d doUare, which are free from all taxation. More than TWO-THmDS of the Deposits sre inveBted in Beal Estate Secimties. Interest commences on Deposits on the FIB8T of Mch Month eacceeding each deposlt,and compound! In April and October of each year. C. &ANDALL, Treasurer. SH.A8 EEWIN, President. W IL L IAM S & T IT U S , New Miilford., Conn., Joiners, Contractors anil Boilers, Shops on We s t Street, Fomerly occnpied by T. Soule k Bro. JOEK S. TUBEILL, Attoner and Counselor at Lar, NEW MILFORD, <X>NN. JAKES HcHAHON, Momey anil Coonselor at Laf, Ofiloe—Ov« * tlie Post Ofleoy _____NEW BULFORD, COWlf. WILLIAM K N A P P , Attorney anil Coonselor at Laf, Bank Stree.t, NEW MI L F O B D , CONN. s. C. L A N D O N , FH0T06EAFHEB, Bank Street. Hew Mflford. Conn* M. E. SHERWOOD, LICENSED ADmONEEB, NEW MILFOBD, CX)NN. s. V. B A U i CO, C l o t h i e r s AND in c iiiiT m oK , STURDEVANT BUILDING, BEtDOEPOET, OT., Will sbow you the present season more ttisn douUs ttie amount of stock of any House in MEN’S, TODTHS’ ASD BOYS’ C l o t h i n g , C l o t h i n g , MADE FBOM THE* BEST MATERIAIiS, Ain) IN ALL THE . N EW S T Y L E S . PBICES VEBT LOW! FUBNISHIN6 GOODS, H a t s a n d C a p s . fa our Custom Department we disidsy in AKEBICAN A in) FOBEIGH WOOL ENS A LABOB STOCK IN NEW DESIGNS. The exoellenee of our GU8T0H 6ABHENT8 In make, fit and style are unsurpassed. e. 0. NOBLE. B. B. NOBLK. Shelden Blackman, JEWELER, New Milford, Conn. VINE WATCHES amj} JEWELBT, CLOCKS, fco., __________ CONSTANTLY ON HAND.__________ HEW HLFORD HOUSE. WALTEB B. CAMPt Proprietor. Opposite Depot, NEW MUJOBD. CONN. This Hotel has been aeirty refitted and affords the best of accommodation. A good LiTery attached. ^ A N T S F O B fi A T.TC. The subscriber offers for sale fhis Spring all kinds of Oreen House and Bedding Plants, aUo slsts* Mxd carted stock of Vegetable Plants. Customers will please eome thsir own Mlections. LOUIS 8CHMELZ, Oppwite tha E q u a to ^ Agriealtnral OtomiJb. H. JE N N IN G S . F O R E iaN A N D DOBCESTIC Fndts, ConMonery, Mnts, Etc., O Y S T E K S , Piet< Calret, Crackers, Canned Froita, Ficklesi Sauces, Potted Meats, N E W M I L F O R D , C O X H ICE CREAM TO ORDER. Ohoioe Brands Imported and Domestie Oi«an, Fancy Brands Chewing and Smoking Tobacco. A good assortment of Pipes, C i ^ Holders, Tobacco Pouches and Smokers’ Goods. the public for their past favors, I voold tmectfolly aak a continnanoe of their patronage. Mid hope to be able to acoommodate with • good — of goods at modscsts prices C. G. Noble & Son, M e r c h a n t T a i l o r s , AND DEALEBS IN R E A D Y -M A D E C L O T H I N G , C lo th s , C a s s im e r e s , V E S T IN G S , Hals, Cip, Gent’s Foniislijii Gmlls, NEARLY GPP. POST-OFFICE, NEW MILFOBD, CONN. 1 ^ Partienlar attention paid to Cutting and Mmming Gtarments. ______ H. B. NOBLE, DEALEB IN BOOTS AND SHOES, M A IN S T R E E T , South of the Hew England Honse, Has for the Spring and Summer Trade STecylliM •Hortmentof Ladies’, Gentlemen’s and Children’s B o o t s a n d S l io e s . Tbs entire stock is of the best mannfactore, tad embraces graceful and durab> makes. Desiring to ancommodate the public, to whom I return th«.nk« for a good custom, I have marked my goods down to X a O -W F Z IX O Z 2 8 X As yon all will require substantial foot gear, as pc«teetorB against inclement weather, yon ibeald " to WATOH TKIS COLUiat. G h O ANTHONY & IcHAHON FOB P A IN T S , O IL S , GLASS & PUTTY, I r o n B e am F l o w s , L e a d ! P i p e , a n y S i z e , T h e B e s t S t o v e s , Tin Ware, Sheet Iron Work, Copper Ware, General Jobbing, Douglass Pmnps, S t r e e t L a m p s , Marsh’s Tobacco Trucks, F A IR B A N K S S C A L E S , ALSO, Drafts on the Boyal Bank of Ireland, Scotland, Liverpool and London. Cheapest Rates for Passage. Tickets to or ftom the Old Country, via.: Inmsa or National Line Steamers. Casli Faiil for FUBS of all Eiols. Prices to Salt the Times. Satisfaction Guaranteed. F lo u r , F e e d , AND C r a i n S t o r e e s t S t r e e t , NEW MILFORD. COiJN. Where can be found choice F a m i l y F l o u r , INCLUDING W H E A T , RYE, Buckwheat & Graham Flour, Oat and Indian Meal, FEED AND GRAIN OF ALL KINDS, G r a s s S e e d , SALT AND FERTILIZERS. Feed Gronnd to Order. OT" Goods delivered to all parts of the vHbge. GEO. BENEDICT. Ful ler H o y t, ANNOUNCEMENT! We are now prepared to receire G R E E N B A C K S In exchange for outstanding accounts, also anything in our line, embracing a full line of G B O C E B I E S , FAKCT AND STAPLE D r y G o o d s , N o tio n s a n d T rim m in g s , O I L C L O T H S , PAPEE HANaiNGS, T n m k s , V a l i s e s , &c. To Producers! Haring made all the necessary arrsngementf foi the Transportation of F a rm e r s ’ P r o d u c e T O M A R K E T Orer the Housatonic Railroad and New Tork Boat, and for the sale of the same to the best advantage m consigners, I would inform producers generally that they can leave their produce (except live stock anJ bec^ at the store of MR. R . S . L E A V I T T , Where the same will receive care and attention. Shipping Day—Tuesday Of each week, and Produce received for shifiment ap to 11 A. x. on Tuesdays at the depot, where B. S. LEAVITT will receive the «am% ITor further par* ticulars inquire of E . S. LEAVITT. - New Milford A. H . WALLER, Merwioiville BENEDICT. • Sonth Kent Or to the subscriber, S . R . H I LL, K e n t , C o n n . D O N ’T R H A D T H I S ! tTNLESS YOU ARE IN WANT OF DRUGS, DYE STUFFS. P a t e n t M e d i c in e s . P h y s i c i a n s ’P r e s c r i p t i o n s OB ANYTHING IN THE DRUG LINE. C H A S . B . B O T S F O R D , _____ The Druggist, Deals in all the above ar:Ut’e«. and will depsrr wttfe A . H . N O B L E , DBUGGIST AND AFOTHItART, AND DEALEB IN FO B E V nilSllllllL PE S, MOST FASHIONABLE STYLES AND TINTS o r ENGLISH AND FRENCH NOTE PAPEE DRTOS AND MEDICINES Supplied to Physicians and Stores at Wholesale Prices. FISHING TACKLE OF ANY DESCBIPTION. ■^O F E N SUNDAT FBOM 12 TO I. A. H. NOBLE, I B a n k S t r e e t , Next Door to the New England Honee, NEW MILFORD, CONN. r. SOULE. D. E. SOULE. T. SOULE & BRO., Have on hand a large assortment of seasoned PINE m SPRUCE LUMBER, Good Pine Shingles, From $4.75 to $6.60 per 1,000. CIRCULAR & SCROLL SAWING, Ripping, &c., done to Order. We have recently made arraiigemfsitB with manufacturers so we can sell every dcBcription of Builders’ Hardware, CARPENTERS’ AND JOINERS’ Tools, Jack Screws, Nails, &c., At Prices that Defy Competition! We are the only Agents in this town and vicinity rot Chas. Barnes & Sons Celebrated CANAAN LIME, AI.SO Hoffman’s R o se n d a le Cem ent, A SUPERIOR ARTICLE. A large quantity of B r ic k fo r S a le , VITEIFIED DRAIN TILE, At Manufacturers’ Prices. Having had seven years’ experience in this place _j Builders, we flatter ourselves in knowing the wants of OTir customers, and are prepared to guarantee the best of satisfaction. Dealers in LEAF TO B A C C O . tlMin at all times for Caab. UU«m k 4 •ffsnd to Pbysidans, SOLUBLE NITROGENOUS PHOSPHATE FOR SALE BY R . S . L E A V I T T , New Milford, Conn., DEALER IN Groceries, Provisions, T T L O X J H , G A R D E N S E E D S , Oanned Goods of all Kinds FARMING UTENSILS AND . G A R D E N T O O L S Of Every Description, USlDIES’ Floral Sets anfl Cropet Sets. AGENT FOB THE WEED SEWING MACHINES a n o n e e d l e s . AGENT FOB THE CELEBRATE© W O O D M OW E E . All parts for repairs on hand. DEALEB IN WAGONS &CABHIA6ES O f AU Kinds. Sorrows of Werther. Werther had a love for Charlotte, Such as words could never utter. Would you know how first he met her ? She was cutting bread and butter. Charlotte was a married lady, And a moral man was Werther, And for all the wealth of Indies Would do nothing that might hurt her. So he sighed and pined and ogled. And his passion boiled and bubbled: Till he blew his silly brains out, And no more was by them troubled. Charlotte, having seen his body Borne before her on a shutter: Like a well-conducted person Went on cutting bread and butter. THAT BAY WINDOW. I suppose I am what yoa would call an old fogy. Yes, I am xmdonbtedly an old fogy, and I think you will agree with my verdict upon myself when you hear a little about me. Well, then, to begin : I am an old bachelor of sixty, and I live in a small village on a certain prosperous railroad, near enough to a certain prosperous town to allow me to run in every day to my business. I enjoy life after my own fashion, and am friends with every one, only I sometimes half suspect people think me a foolish old bore ; bnt I am not so foolish as some suppose, for I consider I ’ve escaped some portion, and a pretty large portion, of the bothers of life by not marrying, which is a very clever thing to have done on my part,you must confess. My home is just as snug and comfortable without a wife to worry me, and my stag parties are a great deal more cosey than stiff dinners, where one’s better-half (honor to the ladies) sits grumpily at one end, not allowing a wretched, ignorant man to say a word regarding anything, but severely frowning* upon him if he chance to ask, merely for information, you know,how he is to help the dish in front of him, and what it is, anyhow. Now I am privileged to discuss my own dishes, and to say to Charles my old colored waiter, oocasionall;i^ : “ iJy George, Charles, here is something to surprise us. "N^at is this concoction, anyhow ?” Then all my cronies can discuss the dish and wonder with me, and there stands Charles grinning delightfully, and at the proper moment he explains : Nothin’ in this wide world, massa, but voUevan. Had it a dozen times afore, only you forgets.” “ VoUevan” is supposed to mean “ Vol au vent.” And so you see I am very swell in my tastes. But how I do digress. I t is my purpose to tell you the story of a person very different from myself, but who, strange to say, exeri^d for a time quite a happy influence over my life. I saw her every morning on my way to town, and I sometimes spoke to her, or threw her a kiss, or brought her a bunch of flowers, and she and I were great friends. There she used to sit in the bay window of our picturesque station, with the pink and blue bows in her hail, and those bright eyes of hers gazing out at a fellow, enough to set him wild. Her hair was one mass of golden curls, and her complexion delicate as a wild rose, and her name was Eathie—Kathie Ellis—and she was the telegraph operator for our depot, you must know. I wonder if people noticed how friendly she and I were; but I do not care if they did. One morning in June I brought Kathie a bouquet of pink rose-buds from my garden; and as I placed them upon her desk 1 noticed a similar floral offering by their side. “ Some one is beforehand with me, I see ?” Click, click went the wires. “ Yes, but bolh are so pretty,” and up went the blue eyes, ^ d the dainty nose sniffed at my offering enjoyably, and then the sweet voice said : “ How kind every one is to me !” ‘•As though they could help i t l ” I replied gallantly. And then she plucked a flower from my bouquet, as she always did, and placed it with the most dainty coquetry possible in the button-hole of my coat. Ju s t then I glanced toward the window of a car, stationed for the moment at the depot, and I saw some one laughing immoderately ; a good-looking fellow enough, but excessively impertinent. “ Who is that young scamp?” I asked, and Kathie looked up hurriedly. “ Oh, sir I” she said, “ it is Cousin James laughing at my awkwardness.” “ Cousin James !” I repeated. “ Your cousin? Where did he come from? I never heard of him before.” “ No, sir ; he only came home last night from Nevada. He’s ever so rough and rude, being out in that wild region, and i t ’s real unkind of him to laugh so at me,”—and she shook her finger at Vn'm playfully. I resolved that moment —but, dear m e ! it sounds so foolish to tell what I resolved upon after all my asseverations about matrimony. Well, to confees the truth, I was never in such imminent danger as then. ’ The train containing Kathie’s cousin had sped away, and I, too, was soon off.“ Good-by, Kathie,” I swd ; “ you wouldn’t mind, perhaps being an old man’s darling?” “ Foolish fellow !” said the pouting lips, and then I was off. I considered this encouragement, and went into town and hinted to mjr partner, when I arrived at my office, that— scraping my hands together in embarrassment— notwithstanding one was a great deal happier single, matrimony, after all, was not such a bugbear. Scimmins—that’s the name of my partner— laughed heartily. He is the father of six children and two sets of twins. Then he slapped me on the back, and s a id : “ What’s up now, sir?” “ A blonde’s up, s i r ; young, blooming, and sweet-tempered,” I replied. “ A pity, sir, for you must go East, and leave her for awhile. Here’s a letter just received, which requires one of us should undertake the journey, and I cannot leave my family.” “ A most unfortunate time for me to get away.” “ Trust to the lady’s constancy, old fellow 1 Here’s a chance to test woman’s faithfulness.” “ She’s very much in love with me, I replied, “ and I ’d trust her any length of time.” Scrimmins laughed then. I am sure I don’t know why ; but he is one of those men who are always laughing at everything and nothing, so I smiled disdainfully upon him, and didn’t mind. That night I departed from my- vil lage bound eastward on my business trip. I visited Kathie'in her window, of course, before I left, and 1 asked her what I should bring her from Boston. “ Only yours'elf, back safe again,” she said in a trembling voice. “ There are so many accidents on the oars nowadays. Oh 1 what, what should I do if one were to occur and they should suddenly telegraph back that you—^you— were injured.” I resolved then and t]|^re to get Kathie the most expensive present my purse would allow, and I went off in the half-past seven express a blissful man, even though I was an old fogy. I took my trip to Boston and, arrived there, I bought the most extravagant ring I could £ id . I never even once thought of what my dainty relatives would say to my marrying a telegraph operator, so self-abnegating was my love, and it was all for nothing —^yes, absolutely for nothing, as I must teU you. That ring reposes in my bureau drawer to this day, and upon it is marked, “ To be delivered to my niece, Tabitha Strong, after my death ; by her to be sold, the money accruing herefrom to be expended for the regeneration of the Hoodoo Indians, a most worthy charity.” Tabitha is an old maid, but she is a most charitable creature, and that diamond will be rightly expended in her hands. \ ^ e n I returned from Boston, which was two w e e ^ afterwards, in the evening, I arrived at our station in a great state of excitement. I caught my bag and rushed for the bay window. “ Kathie, dear,” said L Click, click, went the wires. “ There ain’t no Kathie here,” exclaimed a nasal voice. “ Dear me I but that gal’s a pesky nuisance.” “ Kathie gone ?” asked I. “ Is—is she ill ?” I peered at the person I was addressing, and made out in the dark a spare individual in spectacles and screw curls. * ‘ No, she ain’t ill nuther. She’s ben married.” “ Married ?” I shrieked. “ Yes, married, and she’s gone out to Neevaddy to live.” “ Cousin James!” I exclaimed. “ He wam’t no cousin o’ hem, man alive. That was one o’ her jokes. She was engaged to him two years ago, and they’ve kept company four years or more.” “ Heavens 1 She was a mere i Id. Four years ! You mistake.” “ Pshaw, now, I ain’t no goose. Kathie’s thirty if she’s a day. Look ahere, old gentleman, you needn’t to feel bad, for you ain’t the only one taken in. There’s ben loads inquirin’ for Kathie, and I ’ve ben called “ deare s t” and “ sweetest” ever so often. You see she didn’t expect to be off so soon, but I ’m glad she’s gone. I ’m sure, for now we shall see work in this office if I ain’t greatly mistook.” • I retired in disgust, listening as I went to the familiar click, click of the wires, wMch seemed to-night to possess a fiendish sound. I never glance towatd the bay window now, carefully avoiding it c>n every occasion. I even complain c f it as an unnecessary ornamentation to our unpretentious country depot, I have given more stafj parties than usual lately, and am gaining immensely in popular favor—that is with the men, especiaUy the Benedicts; but as for the women, bless you ! I avoid them as I would the plague! Poisoned by Lead. At Lennoxtown, in Scotland, recflnt-ly, a lady’s death was caused by lead poison contained in soda water. She had been in delicate health, and had been in consequence ordered^ to drink freely of soda water. She did so, and shortly afterward manifested all the symptoms that would attach to a patient suffering the effects of poison. Suspicion eventuaUy fell on the soda water. A bottle was sent for analysis to Dr. Wallace, Glasgow, with the result that the aerated liquid was found to contain lead in the proportion of 9-lOths of a grain in a gallon. The effect of that is stated in the following sentence in Dr. Wallace’s re p o rt: “ O^ dinary drinking water is considered dangerous if it contains 1-10 of a g r ^ of lead per gallon, and some authorities consider even 1-20 of a grain deleterious to health if the water is used continuously for a series of weeks or months.’^’ In the case referred to the patient drank this soda water to the extent of six or seven bottles daily, swallowing in the same time no less than three-eighths of a grain of lead. G on e .— Colonel Congreve, the celebrated inventor of the destructive Congreve rocket, was a musical amateur, and one day accompanied Mme. Ves-tris, the greater singer, to view a monument that had been erected to the memory of PurceU, the composer. The Colonel read aloud the epitaph with good emphasis and modulation: “ He is gone to that place where alone his harmony can be exceeded.” Vestns immediately cried out, “ La, Colonrf ! the same epitaph will serve for you by merely altering one word, thus : Me is gone to that place where alone his fireworks can be exceeded.” That house is no home which has a grumbling father, a scolding mother, a dissipated son, a lazy daughter, and a bad-tempered child. I t may be built of marble, surrounded by garden, park and fountain; carpets of extravagant costliness may spread its floors; pictures of rarest merit may adorn its walls; its tables may abound with dainties the most luxurious ; its every ordering may be complete ; but it won’t be a home.” Bayard Taylor writes from Iceland that he offered an Icelander a piece of money for some small service, and the man laughed and ran away ! In a Bnrsted Balloon. While the balloon is on the ground it is customaty to close the neck of the machine by means of a handkerchief tied in a slip-knot, in order to prevent the admixture of the heavy _ lower stratum of atmospheric air with the more buoyant carburetted hydrogen inside the balloon. Directly the b Jloon ascends the prudent aeronaut slips of the handkerchief. Our aeronaut did no such thing. The a s s is to t may have been unaware that the thing eught to be done. He cried out gleefully that we had risen to the altitude of one mile —that we were just over Fulham Church, and tiiat we were about to cross the Thames. Jus t then I heard a sharp crackling report, probably like that of a musket-shot, above my head. The ballo<& had burst. I t could scarcely, under the circumstances, have done anything but burst. The gas in the machine had become rarefied, and had rapidly expanded. I t could not escape from above, the valve was closed; it could not escape from below, the neck was closed. it went to smash, just as an inflated and air-tight bag of paper goes to smash between the palms of a schoolboy’s hands. So we fell, as a stone falls, half a mile. When we ascended it had appeared to me that the earth was sinking beneath us. Now ,the globe—fields, houses, lamp-posts, chimney-pots—seemed to be rushing up to us with literally inconceivable rapidity. There was in particu]ar one tail church steeple, which, by the celerity of its approach, appeared to be horribly anxious that I should be impaled on its apex. I t could not have been Fulham Church; but whatever and wherever was the edifice, it was there nuhing up at m e ; and I declare that the grotesqueness of the portion of impalement— all legs and w in ^ , like a cockchafer—distinctly and visibly occurred to me. I declare also, saru phrases, that there arose before me no “panorama” of my early life or of my bygone acts and deeds, m such panoramas are said to have arisen before the eyes of persons rescued at the very last instant &om hanging or drowning. Yet 1 do plainly andliterallv remember several things : that I heard a voice cry with an oath, “ Let go I” and “ Cut I c u t !” and that a knife was thrust into my h an d ; and it seemed afterwards that the assistant and I had pitched out all the ballast in the balloon—bags and all —and that I had cut away the grapnel or anchor from the side of the car. That I had done so was pl&in from two of my fingers being jagged across by the knife. What became of the grapnel we never knew; but if it had fallen in a populous street it would in all probability have killed somebody. The heavy bags of ballast, too, must have fallen like stones. Meanwhile—the term is well-nigh inappropriate, since there was scarcely any “while” to be “mean”—the aeronaut who looked like a sailor, had not lost his presence of mind and not been idle. He saw at a glance, this brave little old man—although he had been forgetful in t t e matter of the slip-knotted handkerchief —^wherein our single chance of safety lay. He jumped out into the shrouds of the balloon; out the cords which attached the neck of the machine to the hoop; and away to the very top of the netting flew the whole of the exhausted silk body of the sausage. The^ it formed a cupola of the approved umbrella pattern—it formed a parachute / I t steadied instantly. There was no collapse, and down we came swiftly but easily, in a slanting d ic t io n , alighting amoi^ the cabbages in a market-ga^ den, Fulham Fields.—(Jeorflre Augustus Sola. The Canada Thistle in Missonri. The foothold which this formidable weed to farmers is getting in Missouri, ought to attract attention. In England, the thistle is held to be so noxious, as to be a common enemy to the whole population. No farmer, landowner, or gentleman will pass one growing on the roadside without stopping to cut it down with his pocket knife; and it is the habit in some communities for landowners to carry a pocketful of salt, with whi<^ to salt the fresh stump, as an additional security against its sproutincr up again. Even cutting and s itin g , however,does not always destroy the life oi the stubborn p la n t; and the only sure method of extermination is todig up each plan!:, dry it in the sun and bum it. Plowing under sc a rify makes any impressioa on it. I t is generally said amongst faim-ers, that a lodgement of the Canadian thistle on a farm, impairs its. value to the extent of flve dollars per acre. Five years ago it was comparatively unknown in Missouri, but now its purple heads and thomy leaves can be frequently seen along the railroads, whence it is generaUy creeping into the adjacent fields. When the seeds are ripe in the fall, they are home abroad on the down which supports them, and scattered far and wide. I f the plant is to be kept down—it is too late now to keep it out—relentless war will have to be waged against it, not only by landowners, but by county courts, and even by the State. The legislature ought to enact a law, requiring railroad companies to keep the margin of their road clear of i t ; county courts ought to pass orders, instracting road overseers to cut down or rip up all the plants along the public highway once a year; and farmers and landowners ought to carry the same process into their fields. Crazy from Wealth. A singular case of suicide recently occurred in Gessenay, near Beme, in Switzerland. The man, who k i l l^ himself, had by immense efforts, in which he was seconded by his wife, who was even more avaricious than himself, succeeded in amassing a considerable sum of money. Not long ago he was informed that a legacy of 25,000 francs had been left him. This piece of fortune gave him the mertal blow, a profound melancholy seized him, and the fear of death from hunger haunted him day and night. To avoid this fearful prospect, he stealthily left his house, went into the neighboring forest, and hung himself to a pine branch. He left 100,000 francs.
|Title||New Milford journal, 1874-09-17|
|Subject||New Milford (Conn.) -- Newspapers|
|Description||Frequency: Weekly; Publication dates: Began in 1872; -vol. 3, no.14 (Dec. 3, 1874)|
|Collection||Newspapers of Connecticut|
|Source - Location||Connecticut State Library microfilm, AN104.N73 J68|
|Relation||Succeeding title: Housatonic ray|
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|Title-Alternative||The New Milford journal|
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J. R. JOHNSON, Editor. i t E Q U A L A N D E Z A C T J U S T I C E T O A L L .” C irc u la tio n , 1 ,4 0 0 .
VOL. III. NO. 3. n ew MILFOIID, CONN., THUESDAY, SEPTEMBEK 17, 1874. WHOLE NO. 107.
T H E C O U B N A L
Best X'Ocal and News Paper
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N E W M E L F O R D C T .
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Si>ecial Notices 25 cents s line, four insertioni.
Tlie sbove ntes will be strictly adhered to.
All comm nnlotionB should be sddressed
J. R. JOHNSON, Publisher,
Box 280,_________New Mfliord. C t
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New Milford Savings Bank,
Cluurtcred in 1858.
B«ceives Deposits from one dollar to one fhonsa&d
doUare, which are free from all taxation. More
than TWO-THmDS of the Deposits sre inveBted in
Beal Estate Secimties.
Interest commences on Deposits on the FIB8T of
Mch Month eacceeding each deposlt,and compound!
In April and October of each year.
C. &ANDALL, Treasurer.
SH.A8 EEWIN, President.
W IL L IAM S & T IT U S ,
New Miilford., Conn.,
Joiners, Contractors anil Boilers,
Shops on We s t Street,
Fomerly occnpied by T. Soule k Bro.
JOEK S. TUBEILL,
Attoner and Counselor at Lar,
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