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Hartland News, Vermont Journal, Windsor, August 2, 1884

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Hartland News 8/2/1884 (excerpts from a very lengthy column. RHB)

A curious piece of mechanism in the shape of a clock may be seen at the residence of Lorenzo MORRISON, made by him thirty years ago.

Howard MILLER is building a new two story house at North Hartland, and E. H. LEWIN a new meat market to contain a 10 X 14 refrigerator.

R. L. BRITTON is again on the road with meat.

Ira BLANCHARD, No. Hartland, has a cow and calf, and the ages of both added together make only fourteen months.

In C. P. BURK’s two car loads of stock, last week, was a yoke of oxen weighing 4200 lbs., bought of Elisha GALLUP, and a calf bought of John S. SLEEPER, weighing 178 lbs.

Miss Addie SLADE of Waltham, Mass., spent last week with her brother, Elmer, at B. F. LABAREE’s.

David BARBER is finishing tinman BILLINGS’ new building, David is a useful citizen; can turn his hand to anything from cleaning a carpet to building a meeting house.

F. A. GILE is round with his rollers moving buildings. One moved for James WALKER, on the HENDRICK place, and another for D. F. RUGG, in the village, while the places of the respective owners have been greatly improved, shows plainly that the mover understands his business.

An interesting temperance lecture was delivered in the Methodist church by David TATUM, minister of the Society of Friends.

Regular services at the Methodist church, Rev. Mr. BARROWS, pastor.

J. G. MORGAN, on Weed hill, estimates his apple crop at 200 bushels.

Mattie KEYES has concluded her visit with her aunt Mrs. Lorenzo WOOD, at the Four Corners, and gone to see her mother, “up north.”

William BENSON, assistant steward of the American Asylum at Hartford, Conn., left town this week for the scene of his labors. he was appointed watchman on the recommendation of C. H. GILSON, and on the death of Mr. CROSSETT, was appointed to his present position. he is a young man of good habits and will make a good officer.

James G. BATES had string beans, July 12th; and new potatoes, cucumbers and ripe tomatoes the 18th, from his garden.

Mrs. C. H. HOISINGTON had ripe tomatoes on June 1st–when she set them out.

ASHWORTH’s factory is now running altogether on yarns, large quantities of which is shipped to Philadelphia, to be woven into shawls.

School in district No. 13, taught by Stella M. ROGERS, closed July 25.  Whole number of pupils 12; not absent nor tardy, Mabel RODGERS; absent but one day, Harry JAQUITH; absent but not tardy, Nettie CROSBY, Lulu CROSBY, Frank JAQUITH, Harry JAQUITH, Lucy RODGERS, Harry WEEDEN; tardy but once, Frankie GREEN, Lillian THAYER.

Transcribed by Ruth Barton

Hartland News, Vermont Journal, Windsor, July 5, 1884

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Hartland News 7/5/1884, (excerpts from)

If any of the brethren in the democratic fold should be inclined to favor the election of Gen. BUTLER, they are recommended to read, as an aid to the understanding, ” A narrative of the services of the officers and enlisted men of the 7th regiment of Vermont Volunteers, (veterans) from 1862 to 1866, by Wm. C. HOLBROOK, late Colonel 7th Vt. Veteran Vols.” We have read a copy belonging to A. A. MARTIN who was a member of the regiment above named.

Frank GILBERT has made substantial improvements on the foundry buildings, new foundations and new roof of old growth fine shingles being among them. Here the business of Hartland properly commences, it being the place where Lull brook begins its work of turning water-wheels. From this place to ASHWORTH’s, MERRITT’s, A. A. MARTIN, MARTIN & STICKNEY’s ending at LYMAN’s the brook finds no rest.

Frank O. PENNIMAN, of Grafton, contracted to work for C. H. FRENCH, one year from April last, worked about two months, quit and “returned to the place from whence he came.” FRENCH, as anyone would, sued for damages. The case was heard June 25th, before Justice STURTEVANT, who gave judgement in favor of the complainant of $25 and costs. ENRIGHT of Windsor, looked after the interests of FRENCH, and WALKER of Grafton those of PENNIMAN.

Fred I. MARCY, of Providence, R. I., was in town last week on a brief visit and made arrangements with Oscar DAVIS to remain with his father, Mr. Ithamar MARCY, whose unfortunate mental condition renders constant watchfulness necessary.

Joseph E. RICE caught a bear in a trap he had set for crows, but it got away.

We have been shown, during the past week, some very pretty specimens of ladies’ work, among which may be mentioned a patchwork robe, by Mrs. George S. LEONARD, a lounge cover, by Miss Helen HARDING, and a table cover, by Miss Maud LABAREE. The two former are of worsted and the latter of silk, all being of the “crazy” pattern.

Mrs. Lucy DUNHAM of Bethel, sister of Mrs. Taylor ALEXANDER, of this town, died last week of apoplexy. The shock occurred while riding with a son. She was driven rapidly home and taken from the carriage, but never spoke, and died in a few hours. Her last words were to her son: “Drive me home as quick as you can, I feel dreadfully.”

The frost and freeze of early June destroyed most of the fruit in this section, but the re-blosoming trees of station agent LABAREE leads one to think that Nature, repenting the mischief done, had set about repairing the damage she had caused.

Frank C. CARPENTER has made important improvements in the griddle cake baker. As first made it had some weak points, but any woman who finds fault with it now should be doomed to everlastingly go without her griddle cakes. While on the subject of inventions, it may be stated A. C. MARCY, at Four Corners, has invented a kitchen utensil which will doubtless prove a great blessing to the ladies. N. F. ENGLISH is perfecting the model, but we are not permitted to be more definite till the patent is secured.

I. W. LAWRENCE, for many years known in Windsor as the best shoemaker in town, except one, made the newsroom a welcome call last week Thursday. He is now located on one of the best farms between Brownsville and Felchville, the old BENJAMIN place, keeps seven or eight cows, has all the latest improvements for dairying, including the Cooley creamer, raises his own wheat, which he brings her to MERRITT’s mill to get ground, and is, we judge happy and prosperous. We are glad of it.

Henry HARDING, the well known civil engineer, who has spent some months with his brother Watson, at the Four Corners, left last week for Massachusetts.

The following is the report of Miss Clara A. LAMB, teacher of the intermediate school in Hartland Village: Whole number of scholars, 21; average attendance per day, 19 3/4; not absent during the term, Frank DICKINSON, Bayard LYMAN, Ernest MARTIN, Addie BRITTON, Nellie DICKINSON, Ethel LITCH, Maud MARTIN, Inez STICKNEY, Laura STICKNEY; not tardy, Addie BRITTON, Nellie DICKINSON, Ethel LITCH, Maud MARTIN, Nellie SMALL, Lena SPAULDING, Florence STURTEVANT, Lillian STURTEVANT, Mabel STURTEVANT, Mabel WILLARD; 1st rank, Nellie SMALL 9.94; 2nd rank, Maud MARTIN, 9.91; 3rd rank Alice SPAULDING, 9.87.

School in dist. No. 1 taught by Cora M. McARTHUR, closed June 27. Whole number of pupils, 22; not absent or tardy, Arthur SPEAR, Kate AINSWORTH, Lucy CHASE, Abbie JONES, Abbie MURPHY, Edith MURPHY, May STURTEVANT, Gertie STURTEVANT, Flora TURNER; not absent but tardy, Flora SPEAR, Eddie SPEAR; not tardy but absent, Allie TURNER, Leroy HADLEY, Eddie HADLEY, George MURPHY, Fred RAHUE, Willie RAHUE, Frank SHERWIN; absent 1 day, Allie TURNER.

Quite a collection of old clocks can be sen at the shop of N. F. ENGLISH, one the property of Napoleon LUCE, was made for Judge LUCE, and fitted to a room in his house now owned by B. P. RUGGLES. There are four of them in all, mostly left for restoration of some missing parts. There is also a very ancient and curious German clock to be seen in the same place. Several of these old clocks are scattered babout town. Asa J. WEEK owns four, two of them having very beautiful inlaid cherry cases. Dr. D. F. RUGG and A. C. MARCY own each one.

Transcribed by Ruth Barton

Hartland News, The Vermont Journal, Windsor, July 26, 1884

Friday, December 7th, 2012

Hartland, Vt.

One of the wildest storms within the recollection of our oldest
inhabitants broke over this village on Saturday last. During its
continuance a large maple in front of W. E. Britton’s house was split down the middle and blown across the street. The same fate awaited another maple in front of Mrs. Augusta Bates’ house in another part of the village. The water poured down the Ed Hoisington hill, in front of the newsroom, flooding the main street to the depth of more than twelve inches, while the garden of Cullen F. Sturtevant was entirely submerged. At the lower end of Lull brook lightning struck the house of J. F. Lyman, tearing off a few shingles and passing off by way of the waterspouts. An ancient elm in front of A. A. Martin’s house which had grown in three main branches, had two of them blown down, one falling on the house, broke the chimney off even with the roof and otherwise damaged the house.

Mrs. W. R. Sturtevant is away from home making her annual visit with her father, and other relatives and friends in Chelsea, this State.

Lucian Dunbar left here last week for railroad work in Central America.

Rev. Joseph Crehore preached at the Universalist church, last
Sunday. Rev. Mr. Noyes preached at the brick church last Sunday, and the Sunday before. Mr. Noyes has preached here on several previous occasions, and will probably become the regular minister in a few months.

John Stillson carries on the farm of Mrs. Melinda Tinkham and the crops give evidence of good care, being worthy of the farm which is one of the best in town. Mrs. F. P. Barstow, at the Four Corners, noted as one of the best farm and dairy managers in town, takes personal charge of her garden, and if she could manage some way to take it to the county fair just as it is she would be sure of the first premium in gardens. The only other gardens in that locality that would stand any chance as competitors are those of Mrs. Phelps Hunt, Mrs. Dana P. Atwood, Mrs. C. C. Thornton and Mrs. Lorenzo Wood, by the side of which no masculine garden would have any show at all.

A most beautiful floral sight has been noticed during the past two weeks, in the front yard of Mr. George Sturtevant. It consists of a clump of lilies with petals of the purest white that can be found in nature, and of the sweetest odor. Fifty of these blossoms were counted at one time. The plant is quite old, the present owner having received it as a present from Mrs. Cullen F. Sturtevant, nearly twenty years ago. The name of the lily is Lilium candidum simplex. It seems to flourish in almost any variety of soil. At the same time it is advantageous to plant in a soil composed of mould, sand and well rotted cow manure. All lilies require deep planting and will do better if not disturbed for several years.

Mrs. Samuel Jewett of St. Johnsbury, with children, is visiting with her father, Mr. Jacob Bates, and other relatives in town, and Mrs. James Stone, of Windsor is visiting with Mrs. Melinda Tinkham at her farm residence.

The sympathies of our people are universally expressed for Rev. A. J. Hough and family of White River Junction, in view of the recent death of their little daughter after months of painful illness. It is hard to part with the little ones, even when the passage from the home below to the home above is attended with little pain; but when, as in the case under notice, each step on the way, through months is taken in intense suffering, then one can hardly regret that the suffering is ended and that the little innocent child is at rest.

One of the county papers stated last week that a branch post-office had been established at Martinsville. Such is not the fact. A. A. Martin and others employ a person to get their mail at the post-office and deliver it twice a day, but this does not constitute a branch office; if it did every hill and valley in town would have a branch post-office.

H. B. Watriss had cucumbers and new potatoes from his garden Monday.

Delegates to the Congressional convention this week at Montpelier, with the number of votes each received at the caucus: James G. Bates, 36; Wilson Britton, 36; D. F. Rugg 37.

While Wallace A. Burk was at work in his barn a hawk made a descent upon his poultry -yard, and, fastening upon a chicken, started for the upper air, but before getting above arm’s length, Burk caught the hawk by the legs and brought him back to earth. A brief fight, a few scratches on the hands of the captor, and the feathered chicken thief was dead.

Col. M. K. Paine, of Windsor, is having a large number of boxes for packing Celery Compound, made here by Martin & Stickney.

Our neighbor, Curtis Flowers, lost a valuable three -years old colt Sunday from injury caused by running down a steep pasture hill, producing internal rupture. The colt had developed remarkable speed and had a very high prospective value.

Mrs. Dr. Fuller of Brooklyn, N. Y., formerly Jennie Keyes, of this town, is at P. B. Smith’s.

The school in district No. 12, taught by Nannie Darling, closed July 18. Whole number of pupils was 10. of those, Mabel Bagley, Maud Hadley, Jennie Tarble, Flora Walker, Stanley Spear, Orimer Bugbee, George and Freddie Stillson were neither absent nor tardy. Ernest Spear and Julian Burk were absent during haying. The people in the district speak in high terms of Miss Darling as a teacher. Miss Gertie Walker, a recent graduate of Windsor high school, is to be her successor.

*Information supplied by Ruth Barton.

Transcribed by,  Joan H. Bixby