Hartland News, Vermont Journal, Windsor, June 28, 1884

Vermont Journal, Windsor, June 28, 1884

Hartland News 6/28/1884

The circumference of strawberries in P. B. SMITH’s garden is, or was Monday, 4 3/8 inches.

Melvin J. HOLT returned home from the west, Tuesday.

H. R. WATRISS and D. P. ATWOOD, Four Corners, had green peas Sunday, the 22nd.

Charles G. BURNHAM is confined to the house with rheumatism. a very severe attack.

The remains of Oliver HAYES, who died in Lebanon, N. H., were brought here, where he formerly resided and deposited in the old burying ground on the plain.

A. A. MARTIN has entered suit against the town for the loss of a horse June 19, ‘83, the same having been killed by running off a bridge near Martin & Stickney’s mill in consequence of alleged unsuitable protection against liabilities.

Dana P. ATWOOD has made the village at the Four Corners look better, and greatly improved the value of his property, by newly painting and blinding his house. The work was done by Paschal P. WATERS, and is well done.

Waldo & Dickinson’s block has been thoroughly painted and the appearance of the building, about sixty feet long, and the street are greatly improved thereby.

Frank GILBERT, at his foundry, is casting (one each day) eight columns for a new block in Montpelier. The weight of each column is 1,000 pounds.

E. S. AINSWORTH, administrator, held a recent sale of property belonging to the estate of Phelps HUNT, at the Four Corners, N. W. PATRICK auctioner. The sale was held within a few yards of the old PATRICK home where Norman commenced, and afterwards completed in the old union store of Windsor, under M. C. HUBBARD, the development of that wonderful linguistical talent which has since made his name famous wherever goods of uncertain value were to be disposed of to the best advantage.

Having twenty minutes spare time at the railroad station, a few days since, we called on Mrs. Ralph LARABEE to inspect a silk bed quilt made by her, of which we had previously heard, and were well repaid for the time spent. The quilt is of the log cabin pattern and contains 4,000 pieces, and is one of those rare specimens of art which only the few are capable of producing. If any intensely practical soul, who would see more beauty in a bushel of potatoes than in anything wherein ornamentation and use were combined, should call this a waste of time, we should answer that Mrs. LARABEE is an invalid, and has done the work while nearly every one in her condition would have done nothing.

Delegates to the republican county convention at Woodstock this week, James G. BATES, George WILLIAMS, W. T. RICHARDSON, Wilson BRITTON.

Rye from the farm of J. C. HOLT, this week, measures 6 feet 8 inches. Later. Sorry for friend HOLT, but just as the foregoing was written, the door of the newsroom opened and O. H. HEMENWAY came in with specimens of the grain measuring 8 feet.

Something like twenty-five years ago, Charles W. WARREN laid a cement foundation in the old tan yard at Foundryville. Being laid in direct contact with the soil, newspapers were spread out on the ground to prevent the moisture being absorbed too quickly from the cement, which would interfere with the process of “setting.” Since the tanyard was burned the property has come into the hands of Frank GILBERT, and the cement bed has been broken up. The other day, while among the ruins, we found a portion of an old VERMONT JOURNAL completely turned to stone, on which the reading is nearly as legible, and the color of the paper nearly as white,as it was the day it was printed.

There was quite a large delegation from this town to witness the graduation exercises of the Windsor High School, last week, among whom may be named Mr. and Mrs. M. C. HARLOW and daughter, Mrs. O. W. WALDO, Mrs. J. G. MORGAN, Mrs. Watson HARDING, Miss Clara A. LAMB, and Mrs. Harland NEWS.

Byron P. RUGGLES has drawn in chalk, on the end of his calf shed, fronting the road, profiles of the republican nominees for president and vice-president, with the announcement: “Now we have James G. BLAINE.” Four years ago the names and profiles of Garfield & Arthur appeared on the same bulletin board, and are still partially visible.

The graduating exercises of Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, N.H., were held last week Thursday, and were attended by several from this town, including Mr. Wm. PERRY and Mr. and Mrs. J. H. EMERSON. The salutatory address was by Miss Carrie E. PERRY, of this town, and is spoken of as a very fine production.

Mr. and Mrs. Carlos McGREGOR have settled their differences, whatever they may have been, and are established in their home on Densmore Hill.

It is so long since the ninepences and fourpences were in general circulation that one dug up the other day by “Jop” REED, in the Pavilion Hotel garden was sent to one of the coin collectors here to find out what it was. It is a very perfect specimen, and dated 1781.

School closed June 17–whole number of pupils 18; those neither absent nor tardy were Charles CUSHING, Frank CARPENTER, Lucy FLOWERS, Don FLOWERS, Ahira FLOWERS, Annie THAYER. Those having no absences, and but one tardy mark, were Carrie DAVIS, Eva DAVIS, Howard GILSON. Those having no tardy marks, and but one absence were Frank CARPENTER and Cora SMALL. Closed with recitations by Lucy FLOWERS, Ismay ATWOOD, Carrie DAVIS, Eva DAVIS, Cora SMALL, Annie THAYER, Ahira FLOWERS. Ernest ENGLISH, Frank BILLINGS, Fred CARPENTER, Frank CARPENTER, Don FLOWERS and Elisha FLOWERS. The pupils never made better progress than during the term just closed, which has been taught by Miss Louise M. BATES.

Transcribed by Ruth Barton

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