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SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES.
(Corrected 1870.) At Washington, to commence on the first Monday in December annually. The Supreme Court of the United States consists of one Chief and eight Associate Justicer. There are nine judicial circuits, and to each of these is assigned one of the justioes. By a law parsed in 1869, there are also nine Circuit Judges, each of whom is to reside in his Circuit, The Circuits and Justices are as follows:First Chrcuit (Maine, N. H., Mass., B. I.), Nathan Clifford, of Portland, Me., Asso. Jurtice. Second (Vt., Conn., N. Y.), Samuel Nelson, of Cooperstown, N. Y., As. J. Third (Penn., N. J., Del), Wm. Strong, of Philadelphia, Pa., As. J. Fourth (Md., Va., W. Va., N. C., $. C.), Salmon P. Chase, of Cincinnati, O., Chief Justice. Fifth (Geo., Fla., Ala., Miss., La.. Tex.), Joseph P. Bradley, of Newark, N. J.. As. J. Sixth (Ohio, Mich., Ken., Teno.), Noah H. Swayne, of Columbus, O., As. J. Seventh (Ind., ill., Wis.), David Davis, of Bloomington, Ill., As, J. Eighth (Min., Iowa, Mo., Kan., Ark.), Samuel F. Miller, of Keokuk, Iowa, As. J. Ninth (Cal., Oregon, Nev.), Stephen J. Field, of San Francisco, Cal., As. J.
UNITED STATES CIRCUIT COURTS IN In MAINB — at Portland, 1st Tues, in Feb. THE FIRST AND SECOND EASTERN CIR- and Dec.; at Bath, 1st Tues, in Sept. ; CUITS. - IN MAINE — at Portland, 230 at Bangor, 4th Tucs. in June. In NEW Apr. and 230 Sept. In N. HAMPSHIRE - HAMPSHIRE - at Portsmouth, 3d Tues. at Portsmouth, řay 8, and at Exeter, Oct. in March and Sept.; at Exeter, 3d Tues. 8. In MASSACHUSETTS — at Boston, May in June and Dec. In MASSACHUSETTS — 15 and Oct. 15. In CONNECTICUT - at N. at Boston, 3d Tues, in Mar., 4th Tues. Haven, 4th Tues. in Apr., and at Hartford, in June, 2d Tues. in Sept., and 1st Tues. 3d Tues. in Sept. In RHODE ISLAND — at in Dec. In CONNECTICUT — at Hartford, Providence, June 15, and Nov. 15. In 4th Tues. in May and Nov.; at N. Haven, VERMONT - at Windsor, 4th Tu. in July, 4th Tues. in Feb. and Aug. In RHODE at Rutland Oct. 3d., and at Burlington, ISLAND - at Newport, 2d Tues. in May 4th Tues. in Feb.
and 3d Tues, in Oct.; at Providence, let If the days happen on Sunday the Tues. in Feb. and Aug. In VERMONT Court comes in the Monday following. Windsor, Mon, after 4th Tu. July; RutUNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTS. lland, Oct. 8th; Burlington, 4th Tues. Feb. COURTS IN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT.
(Corrected 1870.) SUPREME COURTS. - 1st District (Hart-, bury, lat Tu. June, 4th Tu. Aug., and ford and Tolland Cos.) — 4th Tu. in Feb., 3d 'T'ú. in Oct.; at Brooklyn, 1st Tues. in and 2d Tues, in Sept. 2d District (New Jan., 3d Tues. in Apr., 4th Tues. in Aug., Haven and Middlesex Cos.) -20 Tues. in 1st Tues. in Nov.; at Litchfield, 4th Tu. Feb., and 4th Tues, in Sept. 3d District in Jan., 2d Tues. in April, 3d Tues. in (N. London and Windham Cos.) - 2d Tu. Sept., and 1st Tues, in Nov.; at Middlein March, and 4th Tues. in Oct. 4th town, 1st Tues. in Feb., and 1st Tues, in District (Litchfield and Fairfield Cos.) - Dec.; at Haddam, 20 Tues. in April, and At Bridgeport, 1st Tues, in Feb. and 2d2d Tues. in Oct.; at Tolland, 1st Tues. in Tu. in Oct.; at Litchfield, 2d Tu. in Aug. Feb., 2d Tues. in April, 1st Tu. in Sept.,
The place where each term of the and 1st Tues, in Dec.; at Bridgeport, 3d Court shall be held, in each judicial dis- Tues. In Feb., 1st Tues. in Mar., 4th Tu. trict, is designated by the chief judge. in Aug., 3d Tú. in Oct., and 3d Tu.in Dec.
SUPERIOR COURTS. - At Hartford, 2d COURTS OF COMMON PLEA8, at HartTues. in March, 3d Tues. in July,_4th ford and New Haven, 1st Mon. in each Tues. in Sept., and 3d Tues. in Dec. month except July and Aug. Fairfield At New Haven, 1st Tues. in March, 2d Co.-At Bridgeport, 1st Mon. Mar., June, Tues. in May, 1st Tues, in Sept., 20 Sept., Nov., and Dec., and 1st Tu. April Tues. in Oct., and 3d Tues. In Dec. At at Danbury, løt Mon. Jan., Feb., May, Norwich, last Tues. in March, and 3d and Oct. New London Co.-N. London, Tues, in Nov. At New London, 3d Tues. 180 Mo. Sept.,
Nov., Jan., Mar., and May; in Jan. and 20 Tues, in Sept; at Dan- Norwich, ist Mo.Oct., Dec., Feb.Ap. June. COURTS IN THE STATE OF VERMONT.
(Corrected 1870.) SUPREME COURTS. - Middlebury, 1st COUNTY COURTA. Middlebury, 1st Mon. after 3d Tuer. in Jan. Rutland, 1st Tues. in June, and 2d in Dec. Rutland, 2d Mon, after 4th Tues, Jan, Manchester Tues. in Mar. and Sept. Manchester, 1st and Bennington, alternately, 2d Tues. aftr Tucs. in June, and Bennington, 1st Tues. 4th Tues. in Jan. Newfane, Mon, follow- in Dec. Newfane, 2d Tues. in April and ing 20 Tues. aft. 4th Tues. in Jan. Wood- Sept. Woodstock, 4th Tues. in May, and stock, 1st Thurs, aft. 4th Tu, next aft. 4th 1st in Dec. Chelsea, 1st Tu. in June, and Tu, in Jan. Chelsea, 6th Tu. aft. 4th Tu. 3d in Dec. Burlington, 1st Tues. in April, in Jan. Burlington, 1st Tu. in Jan. St. and 4th in Sept. $t. Albans, 20 Tues. in Albans, 1st Mon. aft. 2d Tu.in Jan. North April and Sept. North Hero, last Tues.in Hero, 1st Fri. aft. 3d Tues. in Jan. Hyde Feb. and Aug. Hyde Park, 4th Tues. in Park, 3d Tues. in Aug. Montpelier, 2d May, and 1st in Dec. Montpelier, 2d Tues. in Aug. Irasburg, 1st Thurs. next Tues, in Mar. and Sept. Irasburg, last aft. 3d Tues. in Aug. St. Johnsbury, 1st Tues. in Feb. and 1st Tues. in Oct. St. Thurs, next aft. 4th Tues. in Aug. Guild- Johnsbury, 1st Tues. in June and Dec.
COURTS IN THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE.
(Correotod 1870.) SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT. LAW | month, Portsmouth, 1st Tu. Nov., 3d Tu. TERM8. — The Supreme Judicial Court March, and 2d Tu. Jan., May, July, and shall hold terms thereof, to be called Law Sept. Kingston, 1st Tues. Aug. and Dec., Terms, annually, within the four Judicial and 3d Tues. May. Derry, Wed, after 1st Districts, at the times and places follow- Tues. Aug. and Deo., and Wed, after 3d ing: Exeter, 3d Tues. of June, and Dover, Tues. May. Chester, Thurs, after 1st Tu. 3d Tues. of Dec., for the counties of Rock of Aug. and Dec., and Thurs. after 3d Tu. ingham, Strafford, and Carroll; at Man- of May. Deerfield, Frid. after 1st Tues. chester, 1st Tues. of June, and Concord, of Aug. and Dec., and Frid. after 3d Tues. 1st Tues, of Dec., for the counties of Mer- of May.- STRAFFORD Co.: Dover, 1st Tu. rimack, Hillsborough, and Belknap; at of Jan., Mar., May, Aug. and Oct. RochKeene, 2d Tues. of Dec., and Newport, ester, 1st Tues. of July and Dec. Farm4th Tues. of June, for the counties of inglon, 1st Tues, of Apr. and Sept. SomCheshire and Sullivan; at Lancaster, 2d ersworth, 1st Tu. of Feb., June and Nov. Tues. of July, and Haverhill, 2d Tues. - BELKNAP Co.: Gilford, 3d Tues. of evof Jan., for counties of Grafton and Coös. ery month. - CARROLL Co.: Ossipee
BUPREME JUDICIAL COURT. TRIAL Corner, 1st Tues. of Mar., June, Sept. TERMS. - At Portsmouth, 3d Tues, of and Dec. Conway, 1st Tu. of Jan., Ap., Oct., and Exeter, 3d Tues. of January and July and Oct. Tamworth, 1st Tu.of Feb., 2d Tu, of April, for Co. of Rockingham. May, Aug. and Nov. . - MERRIMACK Co.: At Dover, 28 Tues. of Feb., and 1st Tues. Concord, 4th Tues. of every month. of Sept., for Co. of Strafford. At Gilford, HILLSBOROUGH Co.: Manchester, 4th Tu. 4th Tues. of Mar., and the 4th Tues. of of Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept. and Nov. Sept., for the Co. of Belknap. At Ossipee, Nashua, 4th Tues. of Feb., April, June, 3a Tu. Ap. and Oct. for Co. of Carroll." At Aug., Oet, and Dec. Hillsboro' Bridge, Concord, 1st Tues. of Oct., and 1st Tues. Frid. after 4th Tues. Jan. Francestown, of April, for Co. of Merrimack. At Am- Frid. after 4th Tues. April, July and Oct. herst, 1st Tues, of May, at Manchester, Amherst, Frid. aft. 4th Tues. Feb., June, 1st Tues. of Jan., and at Nashua, 1st Tues. Sept. and Dec. Peterborough, Frid. aft. of Sept. for Co. of Hillsborough. At 4th Tu. of May and Aug. Mason Village, Keene, 1st Tues. of April and 3d Tues. Frid, after 4th Tues. of March and Nov. of Oct., for Co. of Cheshire. At Newport, CHESHIRE Co.: Keene, 1st and 3d Tu. 4th Tues. of Jan. and 1st Tues, of Sept., every month. - BULLIVAN Co.: Newport, for Co, Sullivan, At Haverhill, 3d Tues. last Wed. of Feb., April, June, Aug., Oct. of Mar. and 3d Tues.of Sept., for the West. and Dec. Claremont, last Wed. of Jan., Jud. Dist., and at Plymouth, 1st Tues. of Mar., May, July, Sept. and Nov.-GRAT: May and Nov. for the Eastern Jud. Dist., TON Co.: Lisbon, 3d Tues. of Ap. and Grafton Co. At Colebrook, 1st Tu. of Feb. Oct. Plymouth, 1st Tu.of May and Nov. and 3d Tu. of Aug., for North. Jud. Dist. Canaan, 3d Tu. of June and Dec. Haverof Coös. At Lancaster, 4th fu. of Apr. hill, 3d Tu. March and Sept. Bristol, 3d and 1st Tu. of Nov. for South. Jud. Dist. Tu. July, Littleton, 3d Tū. Jan. Wentof Coös.
worth, 3d Tu. Feb. and Aug. Lebanon, PROBATE COURTS. ROCKINGHAM CO.: 1st Tues. March and Sept. - Coös Co.: Exeter, Wed. next aft. 1st Tues, of Apr., Colebrook, 1st Tues. of Feb. and Sept. Wed, next aft. 8d Tues. of Feb, and Mar., Lancaster, 1st Tues, of Jan., March, May, and Wed. next aft. 2d Tues. of each other July, and Nov.
COURTS IN THE STATE OF MAINE.
(Corrected 1870.) SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT. LAW | ver, last Tu. Feb. and 2d Tu. Sept. SagTERMS. – Augusta, 4th Tues. May. Port-adahoc Co., at Bath, 1st Tu. Ap. and 3d land, 3d Tu. July. Bangor, 3d Tu. June. Tu. Aug. and Dec. (Dec. term for Civil
SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT. CIVIL AND Actions only.) Somerset Co., at NorridgeCRIMINAL ACTIONS.- Androscoggin Co., wock, 3d Tu. Mar., Sept., and Dec. WalAuburn, 3d Tu.Jan., Ap.,and Sep. Aroos- do Co., at Belfast, 1st Tu. Jan., and 3d took Co., Houlton, last Tu. Feb., 3d Tu. Tu. in Ap. and Oct. Washington Co., at Sep. Cumb. Co., Civil only, Portland, 2d Machias, 1st Tues. of Jan. and 1st Tues. Tu. Jan., Apr., and Oct. Franklin Co., at of Oct.; and at Calais, 4th Tu. Ap. York Farmington, 1st Tu. Mar.and 4th Tu.Sept. Co., Saco, 1st Tu. Jan.; Alfred, 3d Tu. Hancock Co., at Ellsworth, 2d Tu. Ap.and May, and 3d Tu. Sept. Oct. Kennebec Co., at Augusta, 1st Tu. THE SUPERIOR COURT FOR CUMBERMar., 1st Tu. Aug., 3d Tu. Oct. Knox Co., LAND COUNTY has exclusive jurisdiction at Rockland, 20 Tu. Mar, and Dec., 3d Tu. in civil actions from $20 to $500, and conSept. Lincoln Co., at Wiscasset, 4th Tu. current jurisdiction with B. J. Court in Ap., 4th Tu. Oct. Oxford Co., at Paris, 2d actions exceeding $500, and criminal juTu. Mar., 3d Tu. Sept., and 1st Tu. Dec. risdiction in all actions. Court sits for Penobscot Co., at Bangor, Civil Actions, trial of civil actions exclusively, 1st Tu. 1st Tues. Jan. and Apr., and 1st Tues. of Feb. Mar. Apr., Oct., Nov., and Dec.; Oct.; Criminal Actions,'1st Tues. Feb- and for civil and criminal cases, 1st Tues. and 20 Tu. Aug. Piscataquis Co., at Do- of Jan., May, and September.
COURTS IN TIIE STATE OF RHODE ISLAND.
(Corrected 1870.) SUPREME COURT.- At Newport, 3d COURT OF COMMON PLEAS. At NewMon. in Mar., and 3d Mon. in Sept. port, 3d Mon, in May and Nov. ProviProvidence, 4th Mon. in March, and ist dence, 1st Mon, in Mar., June, Sept., and Mon. in Oct. South Kingston, 3d Mon. Dec. (Mar, and Sept. terms are for crimiin Feb., and 3d Mon. in Aug. Bristol, 1st nal business only). So. Kingston, 20 Mon. Mon. in March, and 20 Mon. in Sept. in Moy, and 1st Mon. in Nov. Bristol, East Greenwich, 2d Mon, in March, and 1st Mon. in May, and last Mon. in Oct. 4th Mon, in Ang.
E. Greenwich, 21 Mon. in April and Oct.
SUPREME JUD, AND SUPERIOR COURTS IN MASSACHUSETTS.
(CORRECTED 1870.). SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT OF MASS._SUPERIOR COURT OF MASSACHUSETTS.JURY TERMS.-For Barnstable and Dukes For Essex Co., (civil) at Salem, 1st Mon. Counties, at Barnstable, 1st Tuesday of (of June and Dec., at Lawrence, 1st Mon. May. For Berkshire Co., at Pittstield, 2d of March, and at Newburyport, 1st Mon. Tues. of May; For Bristol Co., at New of Sept. ; (crim.) at Lawrence, 1st Mon. Bedford, 20 Tues. of Nov.; also at Taun- of Oct., at Newburyport, 20 Mon. of May, ton, 3d Tues. of April. For Essex Co., at and at Salem, 4th Mon. of Jan. Salem, 3d Tu. of April and 1st Tu. Nov. For Middlesex Co., (civil) at Lowell, 2d For Franklin Co., at Greenfield, 2d Tu. of Mon. of March, and 1st Mon, of Sept.; April. For Hampden Co., at Springfield, at Cambridge, 1st Mon. of June, and ad 4th Tues. of April. For Hampshire Co., Mon. of Dec.; (crim.) at Cambridge, 2d at Northampton, 3d Tues. of April. For Mon, of Feb., and 4th Mon. of June; and Middlesex Co., at Lowell, 3d Tues. of at Lowell, 3d Mon. of Oct. April;_ also at Cambridge, 3d Tues. of For Hampshire Co., at Northampton, Oct. For Nantucket Co., at Nantucket, (civil) 3d Mon. of Feb., 1st Mon. of June, 1st Tues. of July. For Norfolk Co., at and 3d Mon. of Oct.; (crim.) 2d Mon. of Dedham, 3d Tues. of Feb. For Plymouth June, and 3d Mon. of Dec. Co., at Plymouth, 2d Tues, of May. For For Franklin Co., at Greenfield, 3d Mon. Suffolk Co., at Boston, 1st Tues. of Oct. of March, and 20 Mon. of Aug. and Nov. and April. For Worcester Co., at Wor- For Hampden Co., at Springfield, (civil) cester, 2d Tucs, of April.
20 Mon. of March and June, and 4th Mon.
of Oct.; (crim.) 3d Mon. of May, and 1st LAW TERMS OF SUPREME JUDICIAL Mon. of Dec. COURT OF MASSACHUSETTS.-A law term For Berkshire Co., at Pittsfield, (civil) of the Supreme Judicial Court shall be 4th Mou, of Feb., June, and Oct.; (crim.) held at Boston on the first Wednesday of 1st Mon. of Jan. and July. January of each year, which term may be For Norfolk Co., at Dedham, (civil) 4th adjourned, from time to time, to places and Mon. in Apr., Sept., and Dec.; (crim.) times most conducive to the despatch of 1st Mon. in Apr., Sept., and Dec. business and the interests of the public; For Plymouth Co.,at Plymouth, 2d Mon. and there shall be entered and determined of Feb. and June, and 4th Mon. of Oct. therein questions of law arising in the For Bristol Co., at Taunton, 2d Mon, of counties of Barnstable, Dukes County, March and Sept., and at New Bedford, 2d Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, and Suf-Mon, of June and Dec. folk; and also all questions of law arising For Suffolk Co., at Boston, (civil) 1st in other counties where special provisions Tucs, of Jan., Ap’l, July, and Oct.; (crim.) are not made therefor.
1st Mon. of every month. And law terms of said court shall also For Barnstable Co., at Barnstable, Tues. annually be held as follows:
next after 1st Mon. of April, and 2d Tues.
Mon, of June and Oct.
Mon, of May and Sept.
At Worcester, for Worcester Co., 4th Mun. of Aug., and 20 Mon. of Dec.; and Tucs, after 1st Tucs, of Sept.
at Fitchburg, 2d Mon. of June and Nov.; At Plymouth, for Plymouth Co., 3d Tu.(crim.) at Worcester, 3d Mon. of Jan., 2d of Oct.
Mon. of May, and 3d Mon. of Oct.; and At Taunton, for Bristol Co., 4th Tu. Oct. at Fitchburg, 20 Mon. of Aug.
COURTS OF INSOLVENCY IN MASSACHUSETTS.
While the Bankrupt Law of the United States is in force, the Insolvency Law is suspended as to new cases, but not as to those previously commenced.
PROBATE COURTS IN MASSACHUSETTS. (Corrected 1870.) COUNTY OF SUFFOLK. - At Boston, COUNTY OF BERKSHIRE.- At Pittsfield, every Mon, in each month, except July. 1st Tues. of Jan., Feb., March, April, May,
COUNTY OF Essex.— At Salem, 1st Tų. June, Sept., Oct., and Dec., 3d Tues. of of each month; at Lawrence, 2d 'f'u. each July, and Wed. next after 1st Mon. of month, except April, May, July,Aug., and Nov.; at Lee, Wed. next after 1st Tues. Oct.; at Gloucester, 2d Tu. Apr. and Oct.; of Jan. Apl., and Oct., and Wed. next at Newburyport, 3d Tu, each month, ex- after 3d Tues, in July; at Adams, Thurs. cept March, May, Aug., Sept., and Nov.; next after 1st Tues. in Jan. Apr., and at Haverhill, 3d Tu. May and Nov.; at Oct., and Thurs. next after 3d Tues.in Ipswich, 3d Tu. March and Sept.
July; at Great Barrington, Wed. next COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX. - At Cam-after 1st Tu, in Feb., May, Sept., and Dec. bridge, 1st, 2d, and 4th Tu, each month, COUNTY OF PLYMOUTH. - At Plymouth, except Aug.; at Lowell, 3d Tu. of Jan., 20 Mon. of every month, except July and March, May, July, Sept., and Nov. Aug.; at Wareham, 4th Mon. of Oct.; at
COUNTY OF WORCESTER. — At Wor- East Bridgewater, 4th Mon. of Feb. and cester, 18t and 3d Tues. of every month Dec.; at Hingham, 4th Mon. of March; at except Aug.; at Fitchburg, 4th Tues. of Middleboro', 4th Mon. of April and Jan., April and Sept.; at Milford, 20 Tues. of and 2d Mon. of July; at Abington, 4th April and Sept., at Templeton, 2d Tues. Mon. of May, Aug., and Nov.; at Hanof May and Oct.; and at Barre, Wed. over, 4th Mon. of June; at Bridgewanext after 2d Tues. of May and Oct. ter, 4th Mon. of Sept.; at North Bridge
COUNTY OP HAMPSHIRE. — At North-water, 3d Mon. of April and Oct. ampton, 1st Tues. of every month; at COUNTY OF BARNSTABLE.-At BarnstaAmherst, 2d Tues. of Jan. and Aug.; at ble, 2d Tu. Jan., Feb., Miar., Aug., Sept., Belchertown, 2d Tues. of May and Oct.; and Dec., and 3d Tu.of Apr. and June; at and at Williamsburg, 3d Tu. May and Oct. Harwich, 2d Mon. after 1st Tu. of May,
COUNTY OF HAMPDEN. - At Spring and Mon. after 3d Tu. of Oct.; at Orleans, Reld, 1st Tụ.Jan., Feb., March, April, May, 3d Tu. of May and 4th Tu. of Oct.; at June, July, Sept., Nov., and Dec.; at Wellfleet, Wed. next after 3d Tu. of May, Westfield, 3d Tu. March, June, Sept., and Wed next after 4th Tu. of Oct.; at and Dec.; at Monson, on the 2d Tu. June; Provincetown, Thur. next after 3d Tu.of and at Palmer, on the 2d Tu. Sept. May, and Thur. next after 4th Tu. of Oct.;
COUNTY OF FRANKLIN.-At Greenfield, and at Falmouth, 3d Tu. of Nov. 1st Tues. of every month except Nov.; at COUNTY OF NORFOLK. - At Dedham, Northfield, 2d Tu. Bay and Sept.; at Or- 1st and 3d Wed., Quincy, 2d Wed., Hyde ange, 2d Tu. March and Dec., and 3d Tu. Park, 4th Wed. every month except Aug. June; at Conway, 3d Tu. May; at Shol- DUKES COUNTY. - At Holmes' Hole vilburne Falls, 4th 'Tu. May, 2d 'Tu. Feb., lage, in Tisbury,
on the 3d Mon. of April, and 4th Tu. Oct.
avd 1st Mon. of Sept.; at Edgartown, 3d COUNTY OF BRISTOL.— At Taunton, 1st Mon. of Jan. and July, and 1st Mon. of Frid. of March, June, Sept., and Dec.; at March and Dec.; and at West Tisbury, New Bodford, 1st Frid. of Feb., May, 1st Mon. of June and 3d Mon. of Oct. Aug., and Nov.; at Fall River, 1st Frid. of Judges of the Probate Courts may transJan., April, and Oct., and 2d Frid. of July. act business out of court at any time and
COUNTY OF NANTUCKET. At Nan: place when all parties entitled to notice tucket, on the Thurg. next after the 2d therein assent thereto in writing, or volTues. of every month.
untarily appear. JUDGES OF PROBATE COURTS IN MASSACHUSETTS. Suffolk Co., Isaac Ames, Boston.
Barnstable Co., Jos. M. Day, Barnstable. Essex Co., Geo. F. Choate, Salem.
Nantucket Co., Edw. M. Gardner, Nant. Middlesex Co.,Wm. A. Richardson, Camb. Dukes Co., Th. G. Mayhew, Edgartown. Worcester Co., Henry Chapin, Worcester. Hampden Co., W.8.Shurtieff, Springfld. Franklin Co., Vacancy.
Hampshire Co., 8. F. Lyman, Northampt. Bristol Co., E. H. Bennett, Taunton. Nort, Co., G. White, Needham, Lo. Falls. Plymouth Co.,Wm.H.Wood, Middleboro'. , Berkshire Co., J.T. Robinson, No. Adams. DISTRICT, MUNICIPAL, AND POLICE COURTS IN MASSACHUSETTS.
A District Court for the towns of Adams, Cheshire, Clarksburg, Florida, and savoy, is held at Adams, crim., daily, 9. A. M., civil, weekly, at north village of Adams, and' 1st Wed. of each month at south village. For the towns of Dalton, Hancock, Hinsdale, Lanesborough, Peru, Pittsfield, Richmond, and Windsor, at Pittsfield, crim., daily, 9 A. N., civil, weekly. For Alford, Egremont, Great Barrington, Monterey, Mt. Washington, New Marlborough, and 'Sheffield, at Great Barrington, for criminal business, daily, at 9 A. M.; for civil business, every Sat., 10 A. M.
Municipal Courts are held at Boston, crim., daily, 9 A. M., civil, every Sat.; Boston Şo. District (Roxbury), crim., daily, 9 A. M., civil, every Sat. ;. Dorchester (Ward 10 of Boston), crim., daily, 9 A. M., civil, every Sat.; at Worcester, crim., daily, 9 A, M., civil, every Sat.; at 'Taunton, crim., daily, at 9 A. M., civil, every Monday.
Police Courts are held daily at Cambridge, Charlestown, Chelsea, Chicopee, Fall River, Fitchburg, Gloucester, Haverhill, Lawrence, Lee, Lowell, Lynn, Milford, New Bedford, Newbury port, Salem, Springfield, and Williamstown.' (Corrected 1870.)
WINTER FEED OF COWS. It cannot be denied that the general practice in wintering cows and other neat stock in New England, is one of low and insufficient feeding. Most farmers, no doubt, think this system is one of economy, and that they cannot afford to feed any grain or meal on account of the cost. But many go still farther, and neglect or refuse to supply even their best animals, on which they rely for the income of the farm, in the form of dairy products, with roots or other succulent food in winter, even when they know it will add materially to their productiveness through the whole of the succeeding summer. They forget or overlook the fact that the true system of feeding cows would lead us to induce the cow to take as much palatable food as her system is capable of assimilating.
What is the cow but a machine on which we depend for earning an income on the investment? What is the food we give her but the raw material for the manufacture of so much milk? If a cotton or a woollen manufacturer should neglect to keep up the supply of the raw material, or let it run short, so as to run on half time, or below the fair working capacity of his mill, in ordinary or prosperous times, when his goods found a ready sale in the market, what should we think of his judgment or skill as a business man? Now the farmer's position is precisely similar. He has a certain amount of capital invested in the farm buildings, the barns, the tools, and appliances, and in the cows, as the machinery. He wants to obtain the largest income from this capital and the labor applied that is consistent with the present capacity and the wear and tear of the machinery. Nothing can, therefore, be so short-sighted as to neglect to supply the requisite amount of raw material to keep the machinery running up to its full reasonable capacity for production.
The idea which some farmers appear to entertain, that a cow gives the largest yield when she is in low condition, and that this yield depends upon this state of the systein, is quite absurd. To be sure, a large milker, at the time of her full flow of milk, will often fall off in condition, especially if inadequately fed, but both reason and common sense show that the abundant yield is in spite of the low condition, and not dependent on it. If the condition is low and the system emaciated, the yield of milk is of necessity small compared with what the cow would be capable of yielding on the same food if in a better condition. And if the yield is large in quantity it will be poor in quality, because much of the food which should yo to yield milk will necessarily be drawn upon by the animal to maintain its Bodily condition.
But let us look, for a moment; at the actual comparative cost of a little better system of feeding, and see if we are not making a mistake in feeding our cows so exclusively on dry hay, or other kinds of dry fodder, with the idea that it is the only cheap way of getting on. We will take good English hay as the standard of value, because that is the most common basis of our winter feed, and all other kinds of feeding substances are good or poor, dear or cheap, as compared with that.
We take the nutritive equivalents of different feeding substances as established by careful chemical investigation. Make whatever allowance you please for any inaccuracies in these investigations. They may not be positively and precisely accurate in every detail, but, as between each other, they furnish us with the only tolerable comparison we have, and they are, probably, not far from the truth anyhow.
According to these, the nutritive equivalent of one hundred pounds of good
25 lbs. Second quality of hay, say,
150 lbs. Vat Straw,
200 lbs. ('arrots,
200 lbs. Turnips,
400 lbs. Now to get a given amount of nourishment out of good English Hay, at $20 per ton, would cost, we will say,
$1.00 To get the same from Linseed Meal, at $60 per ton, the usual price, would cost
.66 To get the same from Indian Meal, at $10 per ton, the ordinary price, would cost.
.50 To get it from Turnips, at $10 per ton, would cost.
2.00 To get it from Carrots, at $20 per ton, would cost the same, namely,. 2.00
Of course the price of these articles will vary a little, according to locality, but any one can calculate for himself, from the prices in his own neighborhood. As to the roots, they are to be credited with their effect on the health of the animal, and even if they cost more they could not be given up.
Now it is clear that, making all due allowance for possible inaccuracies, there is still a very large margin in favor of a higher system of feeding. We hope every reader will consider this subject, and experiment, and give the cows the benefit of