Hartland News, Vermont Journal, July 19, 1884

Elisha BARRELL deeded to L. A. SHEDD a small piece of land, about an acre, for $85 including crops. The land formerly belonged to the SHEDD farm.

One of the rarest sights to be found in Windsor county, probably, can be seen in Mrs. B. F. LABAREE’S sitting room. This room is just fifteen feet square, and an English ivy, starting from near one corner, has made the circuit of the room, less only a few yards, eight times. it is worth going distance to see. The slip from which has been produced this enormous growth, was given to Mrs. LABAREE by Mrs. Harriet PIERCE, sister of Mrs. M. K. PAINE, in Windsor, fourteen years ago.

Eli SHEPARD is an old and well-known citizen living alone in a small house near the Methodist church. Passing by the other day, we noticed quite a little drove of birds, of the wren specie, which he was feeding on his door-step. They seemed perfectly tame, and appeared to greatly enjoy their breakfast of cracker crumbs. Inquiry elicited the following:  “Yes, these birds are very tame, they come regularly three times a day for their food, lighting all around me as you see them now, and often fly into the window when I am eating, light on the table and eat with me. I talk much to them; they seem to understand what I say, and are a great deal of company for me.” Miss Abby B. BATES is home from the Methodist Seminary and female college at Montpelier. her father, James G. BATES, attended the recent graduating exercises and speaks of the institution as in a very flourishing condition.

Miss Grace KETCHUM has returned to her home after an absence of several months in Boston and Salem, Mass., where she has been engaged in perfecting her musical education. Miss Gertie WOODCOCK of Chicago is visiting with her.

The silver wedding anniversary of Mr. and Ms. George A. MORSE was celebrated July 5, in Medford, Mass., where they have resided since their marriage. Mrs. O.W. WALDO, Mrs. J. G. MORGAN and Mrs. G. THAYER, of this town, sisters of Mrs. MORSE, sent presents, as did also W. H. H., James and Simon S. WALKER,  her brothers.

Mr. and Mrs. W. P. PAUL of Lebanon, N. H., will known both here and in Windsor, have recently been the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jason DARLING of this town.

Mr. George M. HOYT, druggist, of Boston formerly with Col. M. K. PAINE, Windsor, and his wife, formerly Allie HARLOW of this town, have been up to breath the mountain air and drink from the cooling springs of Hartland.  There were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. M. C. HARLOW. Mr. HOYT returned to Boston, Monday.  Mrs. HOYT is to remain sometime longer.

Mattie KEYES of Claremont, N.H., is visiting with her aunt, Mrs. Lorenzo WOOD, at Four Corners.

“What you has here, one horse show?” That was the Frenchman’s question on seeing the horses round DICKINSON’s shop waiting for shoes.

Stephen M. PINGREE was in town last week.

Women and their work–Under this head we notice some uncommonly fine rag carpet and rag work by Mrs. George STURTEVANT,  which we recently examined. One unfamiliar with the science of combining colors would hardly believe that a lot of old rags could be worked into articles of such real beauty and use.  We are always pleased to notice the products of the farm, and we are no less pleased to notice the products of the busy fingers of our wives, sisters and daughters, that do so much to beautify our homes.

The school in district No. 6 under the charge of Miss May L. SLAYTON, closed July 5. Whole number of pupils 7. names of those not absent or tardy.   Mary GREEN, Rena BROWN, Walter EASTMAN, and Clayton HACKETT.   Absent but not tardy, Hattie HACKETT, Emma BROWN, and Minnie BATES.

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