Hartland News, Vermont Journal, June 24, 1884

John SPEAR, one day last week, hitched his horse, with buggy attached, at Labaree’s store, by the wrong end of the driving reins, thus making it easy for the animal to take a circle round the hitch-post. Seeing the opportunity, the horse improved it. Wheelwright RUSSELL put in a new reach, thill, and cross-bar, and the buggy was again in running order.

The business of the Vermont Farm Machine Company, as we are informed by an officer of the company, was $140, 000 for the past year. The recent fire was confined to the old wood building and only caused a suspension of work for two or three days. The last order sent by general agent BATES, only last week, was numbered 24704.

Mrs. Prescott WRIGHT of Pepperell, Mass., daughter of Lewis PATRICK, an old time resident of the Forur Corners, has made a recent visit among her many friends and relatives in this town and Windsor, where all were pleased to welcome back to ttheir homes one so well and favorably remembered. Mrs. WRIGHT is a sister of O. L. and N. W. PARTRICK, of Windsor.

W. R. STURTEVANT, as executor of the estate of Sam’l CONANT of this town, sold at the house of Albert AIKENS, in Barnard, June 12, the following named real estate, 82 acres pasture, mowing and woodland to A. B. STEWART for $300, and 12 acres woodland, not easily reached, for $10 to Elmer F. ABBOTT.

Delegates to the republican convention at Montpelier, June 18: A. A. MARTIN, O. W.WALDO, J. H. EASTMAN.

The Methodist parsonage has been much improved in appearance by moving the barn.

John HARDING, of White River Junction was in town last week with two more stones for Hartland cemetery. One of Italian marble, was set over the remains of Mrs. Cyrus W. ROGERS, and the other, of Tennessee marble, over the remains of E. W. PERRY. This cemetery owes much of its best work to Mr. HARDING.

The old historic brook, that winds around the green slopes and through the rich meadows of Hartland village, has yielded uncommonly satisfactory results to the fishermen of late, and the honors are about even with H. L. DICKINSON, F. C. CARPENTER, Geo. DAVIS and Julius LAMB. But the best of all is, two little girls, Florence STURTEVANT and Addie BRITTON, took it into their heads that they “would a-fishing go,” and after a brief stay at
the brook they came home, each with a half pound trout, less but a very small fraction.

Taylor ALEXANDER, a well known citizen residing in Hartland village, was married the 11th inst to Miss Martha E. PIERCE, of Claremont, N. H. The marriage services were performed at the house of Judge E. VAUGHN, in Claremont village, by Rev. Frank A. THOMPKINS.

The young men of this village have organized a skating rink which is to be known as The Hartland Skating club. The officers are: Elmer SLADE, president;  W. T. RICHARDSON,  Secretary and Treasurer; Building Committee, Jesse V. JOHNSON and Frank P. MARTIN.

George F. STURTEVANT is painting his house in this village. The color, formerly pea green, is to be pure white. Frank, his son, is putting a part of his summer vacation to good use by doing the work.

During this writing several artists are engaged in applying “Brandon brown” to the outside surface of WALDO & DICKINSON’s block.

Good specimens of carriage work were taken from WALDO’s paint shop this week. Among these was the covered carriage of H. B WATRISS and a buggy belonging to A. C. MARCY, both of the Four Corners. WALDO has been obliged to keep two or three men a part of the time tokeep out of the way of his orders. A. A. MARTIN has work enough for one painter nearly all the time.

Mrs. F. P. BARSOW is not altoghether pleased with her pure blood stock of swine, introduced on the farm by her son, the Judge, while on a visit here from California. She has had no increase in the herd owing to the pig-eating proclivities of the mother who, for two succeeding years, has swallowed the whole of the progeny as soon as born.

One day last week, while planing hard wood plank at the mill of MARTIN & STICKNEY, the cutter, revolving at an uncommonly high rate of speed, burst into three parts, the fragments being projected with fearful velocity by the heads of F. P. MARTIN and Charles BAILY who were tending the machine at the time.

June 8, rye stands on the farm of J. C. HOLT 5 feet 4 inches, as shown in the news room by his son J. H. HOLT.

The young men interested in the skating rink at Martinsville, have organized under the name of The First Skating Rink Association of hartland. The officers are: A. A. MARTIN, Pres.; John STRONG, Secretary and Treasurer:  Lucian SMALL, Geo. SPAULDING and A. E. HILL, business committee.

Transcribed by Ruth Barton

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