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Calmly we look behind us, on joys and sorrows past;
We know that all is mercy now, and shall be well at last;
Calmly we look before us; we fear no future ill;
Enough for safety and for peace, if Thou art with us still.

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aged 67.

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15 Fr. Cruns low. High tides. 16 Sa. C. 17 A 3d Sunday in Advent. 18 Mo. 19 Tu. 19th to 28d. Shortest days in the year. being about nine hours long. 20 W. Length of night 14h. 57m. 21 Th. St. Thomas. ent. V. WINTER BEGINS. 22 Fr. Forefathers' Day. Pilgrims landed, 1620.21st. 6h C. 23 Sa. Very low tides. 24 A 4th Sunday in Advent. 25 Mo. CHRISTMAS DAY. (26th. Battle of ·{ Trenton, 1776. 26 Tu. St. Stephen. 6 27 W. St. John Evang. 31st. Oin Per. 28 Th. Holy Innocents. 31st. (in Per. 29 Fr. 28th, 1874. Gerritt Smith, well-known philanthropist, died, aged 77 years. 30 Sa. Cru. hi. 31st. Very high ti. 31 A 1st Sun. after Christmas.



Farmer's Calendar.



THE chores must be done from day to day. Cows need great milk. The cold is apt to pinch care now, or they will fall off in them and dry them up. roots come in well here. the round turnip first, and make go through this month if you can; then the swede will do for a month or two. Mangolds are better after the first of March. The card is a good thing for cows now, and a warm bed at night. Set the woodpile to rights. It takes a heap of wood to go through the cold months, and it won't come up of itself.


all the chores are done, there is still time to read and to go to the Farmers' Club. That is a thing not to be lost sight of. There are many hours after the sun sets, more than you need for sleep, and the true way is to make the most of them. We must keep in mind all the time that the man is more than his farm, or his house, or his stock. He owes a duty to his home and to his own soul, as well as to his purse, and it will not do to lose sight of this. He has but one life to live here, and let him make sure that he lives it right. So take account of stock and foot up the bills for the year. must know how we stand, from time to time, as we go along.

Last quarter the 7th one day befor



(Corrected Sept. 1875.)

Supreme Court. - At Washington, D. C.

Court comes in 2d Monday in October.

The Supreme Court of the United States consists of one Chief and eight Associate Justices. There are nine judicial circuits, and to each of these is assigned one of the justices. By a law passed in 1869, there are also nine Circuit Judges, each of whom is to reside in his Circuit. The Circuits and Justices are as follows:


(Vt.. Conn., N. Y.)
(Penn., N. J., Del.)

First Circuit, Nathan Clifford, of Portland, Me., Asso. Justice. (Maine, N. H., Mass., R. I.)
Ward Hunt, of Utica, New York, As. J.
Wm. Strong, of Philadelphia, Pa., As. J.
Morrison R. Waite, of Ohio, Chief Justice,
Joseph P. Bradley, of Newark, N. J.. As.
Noah II. Swayne, of Columbus, O., As. J.
David Davis, of Bloomington, Ill., As. J.
Samuel F. Miller, of Keokuk, Iowa, As. J. (Min., Iowa, Mo., Kan., Ark., Neb.)
Stephen J. Field, of San Francisco, Cal., As. J. (Cal., Oregon, Nev.)



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Clerk. . . . . D. W. Middleton, Washington, D. C.


(Md., Va., W. Va., N. C., S. C.) (Geo., Fla., Ala., Miss., La., Tex.) (Ohio, Mich., Ken., Tenn.) (Ind., Ill., Wis.)

U. S. Circuit Courts in 1st and in May and Nov.; at N. Haven, 4th Tues. 2d Eastern Circuits. in Feb. and Aug. Connecticut, at N. Haven, 4th Tues. in Apr., and at Hartford, 3d Tues. in Sept. Maine, at Portland, 23d Apr. and 23d Sept.

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Maine, at Portland, 1st Tues. in Feb. and Dec.; at Bath, 1st Tues. in Sept.; at Bangor, 4th Tues. in June.

Massachusetts, at Boston, 3d Tues. in Mar., 4th Tues. in June, 2d Tues. in Sept., and 1st Tues. in Dec.

New Hampshire, at Portsmouth, 3d Tues. in March and Sept.; at Exeter, 3d Tues. in June and Dec.

Rhode Island, at Newport, 2d Tu. in May, and 3d Tues. in Oct.; at Providence, 1st Tues. in Feb. and Aug.

Vermont, at Windsor, 3d Tu. May; at Rutland, 1st Tu. Oct.; at Burlington, 4th Tues. Feb.

U. S. District Courts have jurisdiction in bankruptcy cases, and are always open for such business.

(Corrected Sept. 1875.)

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1st District, J. D. Fessenden, Portland. 1st District, H. M. Knowlton, New Bed2d District, John W. May, Auburn. 3d District, vacancy. Duties apportioned as follows: Lincoln and Kennebec Co's, Register May; Somerset and Knox Co's, Register Hamlin.

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2d District, Samuel B. Noyes, Canton.
3d District, F. W. Palfrey, Boston.
4th District, S. I Thorndike, Boston,
5th District, Benj. C. Perkins, Salem.
6th Dist., Edgar J. Sherman, Lawrence.
7th Dist., Andrew F. Jewett, Lowell.
8th Dist., Peter C. Bacon, Worcester.
9th Dist., Wendell T. Davis, Greenfield.
10th Dist., Gideon Wells, Springfield.

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(Corrected Sept. 1875.)

The following days, in respect to the payment of notes, are legal holidays. On most of them, courts, banks, &c., are closed.

If the day falls on Sunday, the day following is usually kept as a Holiday. Maine.Jan. 1, Feb. 22, May 30, July 4, Christmas, Fast, and Thanksgiving. Courts are also closed on 2d Mon. Sept., and on day of presidential election. New Hampshire. - Feb. 22, July 4, Christmas, Fast, and Thanksgiving. Vermont. Jan. 1, July 4, Christmas, Fast, Thanks'ng, and 1st Tu. Mar. and Sep. Massachusetts. - Feb. 22, July 4, Christmas, Fast, and Thanksgiving. Rhode Island. - Feb. 22, May 30 (or 29th if 30th is Sunday), July 4, Christmas, Fast, and Thanksgiving.

Connecticut.-Jan. 1, Feb. 22, May 30, July 4, Christmas, Fast, and Thanks

COURTS IN THE STATE OF MAINE. (Corrected Sept. 1875.)

Supreme Judicial Court.


Portland, 3d Tues. July for counties of Franklin, Oxford, Androscoggin, York, and Cumberland.

Augusta, 4th Tu. May for Somerset, Lincoln, Sagadahoc, and Kennebec Co's. Bangor, 3d Tues. June for counties of Aroostook, Washington, Piscataquis, Hancock, Waldo, and Penobscot.

A meeting of all the justices shall be held annually at Augusta during the law term; and all undecided questions of law and equity previously submitted shall then be decided.

CIVIL AND CRIMINAL ACTIONS. Androscoggin Co., at Auburn, 3d Tues. Jan., April, and Sept. Aroostook Co., at Houlton, last Tu. Feb., and 3d Tu. Sept.

Cumberland Co., Civil only, at Portland, 2d Tu. Jan., Apr., and Oct.

Franklin Co., at Farmington, 1st Tu. Mar., and 4th Tu. Sept.

Hancock Co., at Ellsworth, 2d Tu. Ap. and Oct.

Kennebec Co., at Augusta, 1st Tu. Mar., 1st Tu. Aug., and 3d Tu. Oct.

COURTS IN THE STATE (Corrected Superior Court of Judicature. Two terms are held each year, on the 1st Tu. June and Dec., both at Concord.

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Cheshire Co., at Keene, 1st Tues. of April and 3d Tues. of Oct.

Coos Co., at Colebrook, 1st Tu. of Feb. and 3d Tu. Aug., for Nor. Ju. Dist., and at Lancaster, 4th Tu. of Apr. and 1st Tu. of Nov. for South. Jud. Dist.

Grafton Co., at Haverhill, 4th Tues. of Mar. and 4th Tues. Sept. for the West. Jud. Dist., and at Plymouth, 1st Tues. of May and Nov. for the Eastern Jud. Dist.,

Hillsborough Co., at Amherst, 1st Tues. of May, at Manchester, 1st Tues. of Jan., and at Nashua, 1st Tues. of Sept. Merrimack Co., at Concord, 1st Tu. of Oct., and 1st Tues. of April.

Rockingham Co., at Portsmouth, 3d Tues. Oct., and Exeter, 3d Tues. Jan. and 2d Tu. of April.

Strafford Co., at Dover, 2d Tues. of Feb., and 1st Tues. of Sept.

Sullivan Co., at Newport, 4th Tues. of Jan. and 1st Tues. of Sept.

Probate Courts. Belknap Co., at Laconia, 3d Tues. of every month.

Carroll Co., at Conway, 1st Tu. Jan., May, and Sept.; at West Ossipee, 1st Tu. Feb., June, and Oct.; at Ossipee Corner, 1st Tu. Mar., Jul., and Nov.; and at Wolfeboro' Junction, ist Tu. Ap., Aug. and Dec. Cheshire Co., at Keene, 1st and 3d Fri. every month.

Coos Co., at Colebrook, 1st Tu. Feb.and

Knox Co., at Rockland, 2d Tu. Mar. and Dec., and 3d Tu. Sept. Lincoln Co., at Wiscasset, 4th Tu. Ap., and 4th Tu. Oct.

Oxford Co., at Paris, 2d Tues. Mar., 3d Tues. Sept., and 1st Tues. Dec.

Penobscot Co., at Bangor, Civil Actions, 1st Tu. Jan., Apr., and Oct.; Criminal Act'ns, 1st Tu. Feb., and 2d Tu. Aug. Piscataquis Co., at Dover, last Tu. Feb., and 2d Tu. Sept.

Sagadahoc Co., at Bath, 1st Tues. Ap., and 3d Tu. Aug. and Dec. (Dec. term for Civil Actions only.)

Somerset Co., at Skowhegan, 3d Tu. Mar., Sept., and Dec.

Waldo Co., at Belfast, 1st Tu. Jan., and 3d Tu. in Apr. and Oct.

Tues. of Jan., and 1st Tues. of Oct.; and Washington Co., at Machias, 1st at Calais, 4th Tu. April.

York Co., at Saco, 1st Tu. Jan.; at Alfred, 3d Tu. May, and 3d Tu. Sept. Super. Court, Cumberland Co.

For Civil Actions only, 1st Tuesday of Feb., Mar., Apr., Oct., Nov., and Dec.; and for Civil and Criminal Cases, 1st Tues. of Jan., May, and Sept.

OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. Sept. 1875.)

Sep.; at Lancaster, 1st Tu.Jan., Mar., May, July, and Nov.; at Gorham, 1st Tu. Oct.

Grafton Co., at Lisbon, 3d Tues. of Ap. and Oct.; at Plymouth, 1st Tu. of May and Nov.; at Canaan, 1st Tu. of June and Dec.; at Haverhill, 3d Tu. Mar. and ton, 3d Tu. Jan.; at Wentworth, 3d Tu. Sept.; at Bristol, 3d Tu. July.; at LittleAug.; at Orford, 3d Tu. Feb.; and at Lebanon, 1st Tues. March, and Sept.

Hillsborough Co., at Manchester, 4th Tu. Jan., March, May, July, Sep. and Nov.; at Nashua, 4th Tu. Feb., Ap. June, Aug., Oct. and Dec.; at Hillsboro' Bridge, Fri. aft. 4th Tu. Jan.; at Francestown, Fri. aft. 4th Tu. Ap., July, and Oct.; at Amherst, Fri. aft. 4th Tu. Feb., June, Sept. and Dec.; at Peterboro', Frid. aft. 4th Tu.

May and Aug.; and at Mason Village, Fri.

after 4th Tues. of March and Nov.

month; at Franklin, 2d Tu. Feb., May, Merrimack Co., at Concord, 4th Tu. Aug. and Nov.; at Warner, 2d Tu. Jan., Apr., July, and Oct.; and at Pittsfield, 2d Th. Mar. and 2d Tu. June, Sep., and Dec.

Rockingham Co., at Exeter, Wed. Mar., and Aug., and Wed. af. 2d Tu. each aft. 1st Tu. Ap., Wed. after 3d Tu. Feb., other month; at Portsmouth, 3d Tu. Mar., and 2d Tu. Jan., May, July, Sept., and Nov.; at Derry, 3d Tu. Feb. and 2d Tu. June and Oct.; and at Raymond, 1st Tu. April, 3d Tu. Aug., and 2d Tu. Dec.

Strafford Co., at Dover, 1st Tu. Jan., Mar., May, Aug., and Oct.; at Rochester, 1st Tu. of July and Dec.; at Farmington, 1st Tu. of Apr. and Sept.; and at Somersworth, 1st Tues. of Feb., June, and Nov.

Sullivan Co., at Newport, last Wed. of Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct. and Dec.; and at Claremont, last Wed. of Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept. and Nov.

COURTS IN THE STATE OF VERMONT. (Corrected Sept. 1875.)

Supreme Court.

Gen. term at Montpelier, Oct. or Nov. Addison Co., at Middlebury, 1st Mo. aft. 3d Tu. Jan.

Bennington Co., at Bennington, 2d Tu. after 4th Tues. in Jan.

Caledonia Co., at St. Johnsbury, 1st Thurs. next aft. 4th Tues. in Aug.

Chittenden Co., at Burlington, 1st Tu. in Jan.

Essex Co., at Guildhall, 4th Tues. in August.

Franklin Co., at St. Albans, 1st Th. after 2d Tues. in Jan.

Grand Isle Co., at North Hero, 3d Tues.in Jan.

Lamoille Co., at Hyde Park, 3d Tu. in Aug.

Orange Co., at Chelsea, 6th Tu. aft. 4th Tu. in Jan.

Orleans Co., at Irasburg, 1st Thurs. next aft. 3d Tues. in Aug.

Rutland Co., at Rutland, 1st Th. aft. 4th Tu. Jan.

Washington Co., at Montpelier, 2d Tues. in Aug.

Windham Co., at Newfane, Mon. following 2d Tues. aft. 4th Tues. in Jan. Windsor Co, at Woodstock, 1st Th. aft. 4th Tu. next aft. 4th Tu. in Jan.

County Courts. Addison Co., at Middlebury, 1st Tu. in June, and 2d in Dec.

Bennington Co., at Manchester, 1st Tues. in June, and Bennington, 1st Tues. in Dec.

Caledonia Co., at St. Johnsbury, 1st Tues. in June and Dec.

Chittenden Co., at Burlington, 1st Tues. in April, and 3d in Sept.

Essex Co., at Guildhall, 2d Tues. in March and Sept.

Franklin Co., at St. Albans, 2d Tu. in Apr. and Sept.

Grand Isle Co., at North Hero, last Tu. but one in Feb. and last Tu. in Aug. Lamoille Co., at Hyde Park, 4th Tu. May, and Dec.

Orange Co., at Chelsea, 1st Tu. in June, and 3d in Dec.

Orleans Co., at Irasburg, 1st Wed. after 1st Tues, in Sept. and 1st Tu. in Feb. Rutland Co., at Rutland, 2d Tues. in Mar. and Sept.

Washington Co., at Montpelier, 2d Tu. Mar. and Sept.

Windham Co., at Newfanc, 2d Tues. in April and Sept.

Windsor Co., at Woodstock, 4th Tu. in May, and 1st in Dec.


Supreme Court of Errors. First Judicial District (Hartford, Tolland and Middlesex Counties), at Hartford, 4th Tues. Feb. and 2d Tues. Sept.

Second Judicial District (New London and Windham Counties), at Norwich, 2d Tues. March and 4th Tues. Oct. Fairfield Co., at Bridgeport, last Tu. Jan. and 2d Tu. Oct.

Litchfield Co., at Litchfield, 2d Tu.


New Haven Co., at New Haven, 1st Tues. April and 2d Tues. Nov.

Superior Court.

Fairfield Co., for civil business only, at Bridgeport, 1st Tues. in Mar. and 2d Tu. in Dec.; at Danbury, 4th Tu. in Aug. and 3d Tu. Oct.; for criminal business, and such civil business as may be transferred there by order of court, at Bridgeport, 3d Tues. in Feb., 4th Tu. in Aug., and 3d Tu. in Oct.; and at Danbury, 1st Tues, in June.

Hartford Co., for civil business only, at Hartford, 2d Tues. in March, 4th Tues. in Sept., and 3d Tu. in Dec.; for criminal business only, 4th Tu, in Aug. and 1st Tu. in Dec. and March.; and 1st Tues in July

for both civil and criminal business.

Litchfield Co., at Litchfield, 4th Tu. Jan., 2d Tu. April, 3d Tues. Sept., and 1st Tu. Nov.

Middlesex Co., at Middletown, 1st Tues. Feb. and Dec.; at Haddam, 2d Tu. in April, and Oct., and. for criminal business only, 3d Tues. in July.

New Haven Co., for ciril business only, at Waterbury, 1st Tu. in February

March and Sept., 2d Tues. in May and Oct., and 3d Tues. in Dec.; for criminal business only, at New Haven, 1st Tues. in Jan., April, July, and Oct.

New London Co, At New London, 3d Tues, in Jan. and 2d Tues. in Sept.; at Norwich, last Tues. in March and 3d Tues. in Nov.

Tolland Co., at Tolland, 1st Tues. in Feb., Sept., and Dec., and 2d Tu. April. Windham Co., at Brooklyn, 1st Tu. in Jan. and Nov., 3d Tues. in Apr., and 4th Tues. in Aug.

Courts of Common Pleas. Fairfield Co., at Danbury, 1st Mon. Jan., Feb., May, and Oct.; at Bridgeport, 1st Mon. Mar., June, Sept., Nov., and Dec., and 1st Tu. April; and at Stamford, an adjourned term for the trial of court cases only, on 2d Mon. May and Dec., and at such other times as the judge may order.

Hartford Co., at Hartford, 1st Mon. in cach month except July and Aug.

New Haven Co., at New Haven, 1st Mon. in each month except July and Aug.

New London Co., at Norwich, 1st Tues. Feb. and Oct.; at New London, 1st Tues. of Apr. and Aug.

A District Court, For the towns of Barkhamstead, Bridgewater, Canaan, Colebrook, Cornwall, Kent, New Hartford. New Milford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, and Winchester, is held at Winchester, 1st Mon. Jan., May, Oct; at Canaan, 1st Mon. Mar., Aug., and Nov.; at New Milford, 1st Tu. Apr., and 1st Mon

(Corrected Sept. 1875.)

Supreme Court.

Bristol, 1st Mon. in Mar, and 2d Mon.

in Sept.

E. Greenwich, 2d Mon. in March, and 4th Mon. in Aug.

S. Kingstown, 3d Mon. in Feb., and 3d Mon. Aug.

Newport, 3d Mon. in Mar., and 3d Mon. in Sept.

Providence, 4th Mon. Mar., and 1st Mon. in Oct.

Court of Common Pleas. Bristol, 1st Mon. in May, and last Mon. in Oct.

E. Greenwich, 2d Mon. in Apr. and Oct.

S. Kingstown, 2d Mon. in May, and 1st Mon. in Nov.

Newport, 3d Monday in May and November.

Providence, 1st Mon. in Mar., June, Sept., and Dec.


Supreme Judicial Court.

JURY TERMS. Barnstable and Dukes Coun

ties, at Barnstable, 1st Tuesday of May. Berkshire Co., at Pittsfield, 2d Tu.


Bristol Co., at New Bedford, 2d Tu. Nov.; also at Taunton, 3d Tues. April. Essex Co., at Salem, 3d Tu. April and 1st Tues. Nov.

Franklin Co., at Greenfield, 2d Tu. April.

Hampden Co., at Springfield, 4th Tues. of April.

Hampshire Co., at Northampton, 3d Tues. of Apr.

Middlesex Co., at Lowell, 3d Tues.
April; also at Cambridge, 3d Tu. Oct.
Nantucket Co., at Nantucket, 1st
Tues. July.

Norfolk Co., at Dedham, 3d Tu. Feb.
Plymouth Co., at Plymouth, 2d Tu.


Suffolk Co., at Boston, 2d Tu. Sept. and 1st Tues. April.

Worcester Co., at Worcester, 2d Tu.

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Berkshire Co., at Pittsfield, (civil)| 4th Mon. of Feb., June, and Oct.; (crim.) 2d Mon. of Jan. and July.

Bristol Co., at Taunton, 2d Mon. of March and Sept., and at New Bedford, 2d Mon. of June and Dec.

Dukes Co., at Edgartown, last Tues. of May and Sept.

Essex Co., (civil) at Salem, 1st Mon. of June and Dec., at Lawrence, 1st Mon. of March, and at Newburyport, 1st Mon. of Sept.; (crim.) at Lawrence, 1st Mon. of Oct., at Newburyport, 20 Mon. of May, and at Salem, 4th Mon. of Jan.

Franklin Co., at Greenfield, 3d Mon. of March, and 2d Mon. of Aug. and Nov.

Hampden Co., at Springfield, (civil) 2d Mon. of March and June, and 4th Mon. of Oct.; (crim.) 3d Mon. of May, and 1st Mon. of Dec.

Hampshire Co., at Northampton, (civil) 3d Mon. of Feb., 1st Mon. of June, and 3d Mon. of Oct.; (crim.) 2d Mon. of June, and 3d Mon. of Dec.

Mon. of March, and 1st Mon. of Sept.;
Middlesex Co., (civil) at Lowell, 2d

A law term for the Commonwealth shall be held at Boston on the 1st Wednesday of January of each year, which term may be adjourned, from time to time, to places and times most conducive to the despatch of business and the interests of the public; and there shall be entered and determined at Cambridge, 1st Mon. of June, and 2d therein questions of law arising in the Mon. of Feb., and 4th Mon. of June; and Mon. of Dec.; (erim.) at Cambridge, 2d counties of Barnstable, Dukes County,

Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, and Sufat Lowell, 3d, Mon. of Oct.

folk; and also all questions of law arising Nantucket Co., at Nantucket, 1st in other counties where special provisions Mon. of June and Oct. are not made therefor.

And law terms of said court shall also annually be held as follows:

Berkshire Co., at Pittsfield, 2d Tues. of September.

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Bristol Co., at Taunton, 4th Tu. Oct.

Essex Co., at Salem, 1st Tues. Nov. Hampden Co., at Springfield, 3d Mo. after 1st Tues. of Sept.

Hampshire and Franklin Cos., at Northampton, Mon. next after 2d Tues. of Sept.

Plymouth Co., at Plymouth, 3d Tu.


Worcester Co., at Worcester, 4th Tues. after 1st Tues. Sept.

Norfolk Co., at Dedham, (civil) 4th Mon. in Apr., Sept., and Dec.; (crim.) 1st Mon. in Apr., Sept., and Dec.

Plymouth Co., at Plymouth, 2d Mon. of Feb. and June, and 4th Mon. of Oct.

Suffolk Co., at Boston, (civil) 1st Tues. of Jan., Ap'l, July, and Oct.; (crim.) 1st Mon. of every month.

Worcester Co., (civil) at Worcester, 1st Mon. of March, Mon. next after 4th Mon. of Aug., and 2d Mon. of Dec.; and at Fitchburg, 2d Mon. of June and Nov.; (crim.) at Worcester, 3d Mon. of Jan., 2d Mon. of May, and 3d Mon. of Oct.; and at Fitchburg, 2d Mon. of Aug.


The U. S. District Courts have jurisdiction over insolvency cases, and are open at all times for that purpose.

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