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SUPREME JUDICIAL AND SUPERIOR COURTS IN MASSACHUSETTS.
(Corrected Aug., 1883. Legislature meets in January, and may make changes.) Supreme Judicial Court.
Plymouth Co., at Plymouth, 34 Tu.
Worcester Co., at Worcester, 3d Tu. Tu. of May.
after 2d Tu. Sept. Berkshire Co., at Pittsfield, 2d Tu.
Superior Court. of May.
Barnstable Co., at Barnstable, Tu.
next after 1st Mo. of Apr., and 2d Tu. Bristol, Nantucket, and Dukes
of Oct. Cos., at New Bedford, 2 Tu. of Nov.; also at Taunton, 31 Tu. Apr.
Berkshire Co., at Pittsfield (ciril),
4th Mo. of Feb., June, and Oct.; (crim.) Essex Co., at Salem, 3d Tu. of Apr.
2d Mo. of Jan. and July. and 1st Tu, Nov.
Bristol Co., at Taunton, 1st Mo. of Franklin Co., at Greenfield, 20 Tu.
Mar, avd Sept.; and at New Bedford, of Apr.
1st Mo. of June and Dec. Hampden Co., at Springfield, 4th Tu. of Apr.
Dukes Co., at Edgartown, last Tu.
of May and Sept. Hampshire Co., at Northampton, 3d Tų. of Apr.
Essex Co. (civil), at Salem, 1st Mo.
of June and Dec.; at Lawrence, 1st Mo. Middlesex Co., at Lowell. 3d Tu. of Mar., and at Newburyport, ist Mo. Apr.; also at Cambridge, 3d Tu. Oct. of Sept.; (crim.) at Lawrence, 1st Mo.
Norfolk Co., at Dedhain, 3d Tu. of Oct., at Newburyport, 2d Mo. of May, feb.
and at Salem, 4th Mo. of Jan. Plymouth Co., at Plymouth, 2d Tu. Franklin Co., at Greenfield, 3d Mo. May.
of Mar., and 2d Mo. of Aug. and Nov. Suffolk Co., at Boston, 2d Tu. Sept.
Hampden Co., at Springfield (ciril), and 1st Tu. Apr.
2d Mo. of Mar. and June, and 4th Mo.
of Oct.; (crim.) 3d Mo. of May, and ist Worcester Co., at Worcester, 2d Tu.
Mo. of Dec.
Hampshire Co,, at Northampton,
(civil) 3d Mo. of Feb., 1st Mo. of June, A law term for the Commonwealth
and 3d Mo. of Oct.; (crim.) 2d Mo. of shall be held at Boston on the 1st Wed.
June, and 3d Mo. of Dec. of Jan. of each year, which term may be adjourned from time to tiine, to
Middlesex Co. (civil), at Lowell, 2d places and times inost conducive to th:
Mo. of Mar., and 1st Mo. of Sept., at despatch of business and the interests
Cambridge, 1st Mo. of June, and 2d of the public; and there shall be en
Mo. of Dec.; (crim.) at Cambridge, 2d tered and determined therein questions
Mo. of Feb. and ist Mo. of June; and of law arising in the counties of Barn
at Lowell, 3d Mo. of Oct. stable, Middlesex, Norfolk, and Suffolk; Nantucket Co., at Nantucket, ist and also all questions of law arising in Tu of July and Oct. other counties where special provisions
Norfolk Co., at Dedham (civil), 4th are not made therefor.
Mo. in Apr. Sept. and Dec.; (crim.) 1st And law tering of said court shall Mo. in Apr. Sept. and Dec. also annually be held as follows:
Plymouth Co., at Plymouth, 2d Mo. Berkshire Co., at Pittsfield, 2d Tu. of Feb. and June, and 4th Mo. of Oct. of Sept.
Suffolk Co., at Boston (civil), 1st Tu. Bristol, Nantucket, and Dukes Jan., Apr., July, and Oct. ; (crim.) 1st Cos , at Taunton, 4th Tú. Oct.
Mo. of every month. Essex Co., at Salem, 1st Tu. Nov.
Worcester Co. (civil), at Worcester,
1st Mo. of Mar, Mo. next after 4th Mo. Hampden Co., at Springfield, 2d Mo. of Aug. and 28 Mo. of Dec.; and at after 2u Tu. of Sept.
Fitchburg, 2d Mo. of June and Nov.; Hampshire and Franklin Cos., at (crim.) at Worcester, 3d Mo. of and at
2d Northampton, Mo, next after 2d Tu. of Mo. of May, and 3d Mo. of Oct.; Sept.
Fitchburg, 2d Mo. of Aug.
(Corrected August, 1883.) Municipal Courts are held, crim. | cester, Holyoke, Lawrence, Lee, Lowdaily, civil every Sat., in Boston, as ell, Lynn, Marlborough, Newton, Somfollows: In Boston (old city), Roxbury erville, and Williamstown. Also at District, South Boston, East Boston Chelsea, for Chelsea and Revere; Haver(including Winthrop), Dorchester Dis- hill, for Haverhill, Bradford, and trict, Charlestown District, Brighton Groveland; Newburyport, for NewburyDistrict, and West Roxbury District. port and Newbury; and Springfielel for
Springtield, Agawam, Longmeadow, Police Courts are held daily, at Hampden, West Springfield, and WilBrookline, Chicopee, Fitchburg, Glou- braham.
DISTRICT COURTS IN MASSACHUSETTS. (Correeted Aug., 1883. Legislature meets in January, and may make changes.) No. Berkshire. For the towns of 4th of E. Middlesex. For WoAdams, No. Adams, Cheshire, Clarks- burn, Winchester, and Burlington, at burg, Florida, and Savoy, at North Ad- Woburn, crim., daily; civil, every Sat., ams, crim., daily, 9 A M.: civil, weekly, 10 A.M. at North Adams, and 2d Wed. of each
1st of S. Middlesex. For Ashland, month at Adams.
Framingham, Holliston, Sherborn, SudCentral Berkshire. For the towns bury, and Wayland, at S. Framingham, of Dalton, Hancock, Hinsuale, Lanes-crim., daily; civil, every Mon. borough, Peru, Pittsfield, Richmond, E. Norfolk. For Randolph, BrainWashington, and Wivdsor, at Pittsfield, tree, Cohasset, Weymouth, Quincy, crim., daily, 9 A.M.; civil, every Sat. Holbrook, and Milton, at Quincy, crim.,
So. Berkshire. For Alford, Egre- daily, 9 A.M.; civil, every Mon. mont, Great Barrington, Monterey, Mt. 1st of Plymouth. For Brockton, Washington, New Marlboro', and Shef- Bridgewater, E. and W. Bridgewater, at field, at Great Barrington, crim., daily, Brockton, crim., daily; civil, every Tu. at 9 A.M.; civil, every Sat, at 10 A.M. 2d of Plymouth. For Abington,
1st of Bristol. For Taunton, Reho- South Abington, Kockland, Hingham, both, Berkley, Dighton, Seekonk, Attle- Hull, Hanover, Scituate, So. Scituate, borough, Norton, Manstield, Easton, and Hanson, civil and crim. at Abingand Raynham, at Taunton and Attle- ton, every Mon., Wed., Th., and Sat.; borough, crim., daily; civil, every Mon. at Hingham, every Tu. and Fri. Writs
2d of Bristol. For Fall River, Free- returnable on Wed. town Somerset, and Swansea, at Fall 3d of Plymouth. For Plymouth, River, crim., daily; civil, every Mon. Kingston, Hlympton, Pembroke, Dux
(od and 3d Dist. Courts of Bristol have concur- bury, and Marshfield, at Plymouth, reut jurisdiction in Westport and Freetown.) 3d of Bristol. For New Bedford,
crim., daily; civil, every Mon.
4th of Plymouth. For MiddleborFairhaven, Acushnet, Dartmouth, and Westport, at New Bedford, crim., daily; Mattá poisett, and Rochester, civil and
ough, Wareham, Lakeville, Marion, civil, every Mon. 1st of Essex. For Salem, Beverley, Wed., and Sat., and at Wareham, every
crim., at Middleborough, every Tu., Danvers, Hamilton, Middleton, Tops- Mon., Th., and Fri. Return days for field, and Wenlain, at Salem, crim.,
writs in civil actions, at Middleborough, daily, 9 A.M.; civil, every Wed.
1st and 3d Tu., at Wareham, 2d and 4th E. Hampden. For Palmer, Brim
Th., each month. field, Munson, Holland, and Wales, at Palmer, crim., daily, 9 A.M.; eivil, ist bridge, Southbridge, Charlton, Dudley,
1st of Co. Worcester. For Sturand 3d Sat, of each month. Hampshire. For the several towns Oxford, and Wetster, crim., at South
bridge, Mo., Wed., and Fri., and at in the County of Hampshire, at North
Webster, Tu., Th., and Sat., 9 A.M.; ampton, on Mo. and Tu. each week; at Amherst, ist and 3d Wed. each month; | civil, at Southbridge, Mon., Webster,
Tu. weekly. at Cummington, 2d Wed. each month; at Belchertown, 1st and 3d Th. each
2d of So. Worcester. For Black
stone, Uxbridge, Douglas, and Northmonth; at Huntington, 2d and 4th Th. each month; at Ware, 1st, 2d, and 3d
bridge, for trials by jury, in Blackstone Fri each month; at Easthampton, 2d
or Uxbridge, at such times as, in the
discretion of the justice, the public conand 4th Sat. Sat. each month. (The terms at Cummington may be held or
venience may require; when not in sesnot, at the discretion of the justice.)
sion for trials by jury, the court sball 1st of N. Middlesex.
be held for crim. business in Blackstone, Groton, Pepperell, Townsend, Ashby, every Mo., Wed., and Fri., in Uxbridge, Shirley, Westford, Littleton, and Box- every Tu., Th., and Sat ; for civil busiborough, at Ayer, crim., daily, 9 A.M.; ness, in Blackstone, every Mo., in Uxcivil, ist and 311 Mon. of each month. bridge, every Sat. Central Middlesex. For Acton,
3d of So. Worcester. For Milford, Bedford, Carlisle, Concord, Lincoln, Mendon, and Upton, at Milford, crim., Maynard, Stow, and Lexington, at Con- daily; civil, 1st and 3d Wed. each mon. cord, crim., daily; civil, 1st and 3d Wed. Central Worcester. For Worcesof each month,
ter, Millbury, Sutton, Auburn, Leices1st of E. Middlesex. For Wil- ter, Paxton, w. Boylston, Boylston, mington, No. Reading. Reading, Stone- Holden, and Shrewsbury, at Worcester, ham, Wakefield, Melrose, Malden, Ev- crim., daily, 9 A.M.; civil, every Sat. erett, and Medford, crim., at Malden, 1st of E. Worcester For Northevery Mo., Tu., Fri., and Sat., at Wake-borough, South borough, Westborough, field, every Wed. and Th.; civil, weekly, and Grafton, crim., Westborough, every at Malden, Sats., and Wakefield, Weds. Mo., Wed., and Fri., at Grafton, every
2d of E. Middlesex. For Water- Tu., Th., and Sat.,' 9 A.M.; civil, at town, Weston, and Waltham, at Wal- Westborough, every Mo., at Grafton, tham, crim., daily; civil, once each wk.
every Tu. 3d of E. Middlesex. For Cain- 2d of E. Worcester. For Clinton, bridge, Arlington, and Belmont, at Berlin, Bolton, Harvard, Lancaster, and Cambridge, crim., daily; civil, every Sterling, at Clinton, crim., daily: civil, Thurs.
2d and 4th Sat. of each month.
PROBATE COURTS IN MASSACHUSETTS. (Corrected August, 1883. Legislature meets in January, and may make changes.) EF When the appointed day falls on
Franklin. At Greenfield, 1st Tu. in a holiday, the court will be holden by Tu. May and Sept., Orange, 2d Tu. Mar.
every mo. except Nov.; Northfield, 2d ad ournment at such time and place as the judge may appoint.
and Dec., and 3d Tu. June; Conway, 3d
Tu. May; Shelburne Falls, 2d Tu. Feb., Barnstable. At Barnstable, 2d Tu. 4th Tu. May, and 4th Tu. Oct. Jan., Feb., Mar., Aug., Sept., Dec., and Hampden. At Springfield, 1st Tu. 3d Tu. Apr. and June; Harwich, 2d Mo. Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr., May, June, July, after 1st Tu. May, and Mo. after 3d Tu. Sept., Oct., and Dec.; Palmer, 2d Tu. Oct.; Wellfleet, 3d Tu. May and 4th Tu. Feb., May, and Sept., and 4th Tu. Nov.; Oct.; Provincetown, Wed. after 3d Tu. Westfield, 3d Tu. Feb., May, Sept., Dec. May, and Wed, after 4th Tu. Oct.; Fal- Hampshire. At Northampton, ist mouth, 30 Tu. Nov.
Tu. of every mo.; Amherst, 2d Tu. Jan., Berkshire. At Pittsfield, 1st Tu. in Mar., June, Aug., and Nov.; BelcherJan., Feb., Mar., Apr., May, June, Sept., town, 2d Tu. May and Oct., and WilOct., and Dec., 3d Tú. Júly, and Wed. liamsburg, 3d Tu. May and Oct. aft. 1st Mo. Nov.; Lee, Wed. aft. 1st Tu. Middlesex. At Cambridge, 1st, 2d in Jan., Apr., and Oct., and Wed, after and 4th Tu. ea. mo. ex. Aug.; Lowell, 3d 3d Tu. July ; Adams. sh. after 1st Tu. Tu. Jan., Mar., May, July, Sept., Nov. Jan. and Oct., Wed. after 1st Tu. Mar., Nantucket. At Nantucket, on Th. and Th. aft. 3d Tu. in July; Gr. Barring-aft. 2d Tu, of every month. ton, Wed. after 1st Tu, in Feb., May, Norfolk. At Dedham, 1st and 3d Sept., and Dec.
Wed., Quincy, 2d Wed., Hyde Park, 4th
Dukes Co. At Vineyard Haven, 3d Dec.; Brockton, 2d Mo. Feb. and July,
Suffolk. At Boston, every Mo. in the Essex, At Salem, 1st Mo. each mo., year, except 1st, 2d, and 4th Mo. Aug. and 3d Mo. each mo. except Aug.; Law- Worcester. At Worcester, 1st and rence, 24 Mo. Jan., Mar., May, June, 3d Tu. of every mo. except Aug.; FitchJuly, Sept., and Nov.; Haverhill, 2d burg, 4th Tu.ev.mo, ex. July and Aug.; Mo. Apr. and Oct.; Newburyport, 4th Milford, 2d Tu. Apr. and Sept.; TempleMo. Jan., Mar., May, June, July, Sept., ton, 2d Tu. May and Oct.; and Barre, Nov.; Gloucester, 4th Mo. Ápr. and Oct. Wed, next aft. 2d Tu. of May and Oct.
COURTS OF INSOLVENCY IN MASSACHUSETTS.
vency in each county, at times appointed by themselves.
(Corrected Sept., 1883.)
Nantucket, T. C. Defriez, Nantucket. Dukes, Joseph T. Pease, Edgartown. Norfolk, G. White, Newton L. Falls. Essex, George F. Choate, Salem. Plymouth, Jesse E. Keith, Abington. Franklin, C. C. Conant, Greenfield. Suffolk, John W. McKim, Boston. Hampshire, W. G. Bassett, Easthamp’n. Worcester, Adin Thayer, Worcester.
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS' MEETINGS IN MASSACHUSETTS.
(Corrected August, 1883, Legislature meets in January, and may make changes.) Barnstable, at Barnstable, on the 2d | Hampden, at Springfield, on the 2d Tu. of Apr. and Oct.
Tu. of Apr., the 1st Tu. of Oct., and the Berkshire, at Pittsfield, on 1st Tu. 4th Tu. of June and Dec. Jan., A pr., July, and Oct,
Hampshire, at Northampton, on 1st Bristol, at Taunton, on 4th Tu. Mar. Tu. of Mar., Sept., and Dec., and on the and Sept.
Tu, next aft. the 2d Mo. of June. Dukes Co., at Edgartown, on Wed. Middlesex, at Cambridge. on the 1st next after 3d mo. of May, and Wed. next Tu. of Jan. and the 1st Tu. June; and aft. 2d Mo. Nov.
at Lowell, on the 1st Tu. Sept. Essex, at Ipswich, on 2d Tu. of Apr.; Nantucket, 1st Wed. of each month. at Salem on the 2d Tu. July; at New- Norfolk, at Dedham, on the 3d Tu. buryport, on the 2d Tu. of Oct.; and at of Apr., the 4th Tu. of June and Sept., Lawrence, on the last Tu. of Aug.; and and the last Wed. of Dec. on the 4th Tu. of Dec., at Ipswich, Plymouth, at Plymouth, on the 1st Salem, or Newburyport, as they shali Tu. of Jan., the 3d Tu. of Mar., and the order at their next preceding term.
last Tu, of Aug. Franklin, at Greenfield, on the 1st Worcester, at Worcester, on the 4th Tu.of Mar. and Sept., and the 2d Tu. Tu. of Mar., the 3d Tu. of June., the 2d of June and Dec.
Tu. of Sept., and the 4th Tu. of Dec.
FACTS FOR FARMERS. A cow in milk requires not only food enough to repair the constant drain on the physical system, but also enough to furnish sufficient material for the constant drain in the production of milk. The yield of milk is largely influenced by the kind and the quantity of food given.
BRAN, or what is sometimes called “middlings,” is rich in phosphates, and these are of great value to old lands, or lands long in use, whether for growing crops or grazing. The liberal feeding of bran will be sure to tell upon the quality of the manure heap.
If the casein could be entirely removed from butter it would keep a long time without becoming rancid, and without salt. When it is melted and the impurities taken out by heat, as we prepare lard, it is more like oil, and loses its peculiar aroma and its texture.
THE universal use of butter in this country is very much a matter of habit. In the time of Christ, and previous to that, butter was chiefly used as an ointment in the baths, and as a medicine, and in many warm latitudes now its use is very limited, and olive oil or some similar substance is used instead.
TO FATTEN an animal well a variety of food is requisite. Good beef may be made on grass alone, but a small amount of grain fed with the grass will not only make a more rapid growth, but will hasten the fattening when the animal is put in the stall. The addition of a few pounds of cornmeal a day makes better beef for fall shipment, giving more solidity to the flesh, so that there will be less shrinkage when it comes to the final test, the scales of the buyer. Grass is good for a basis, better than hay, but it needs the grain added to give it staying qualities.
THE perfection of beef is that which is called “well marbled," which means that the fat and lean are mingled. To reach this condition the animal must be mature, and must have been fed on food which had the material for forming flesh, fat, bone, and muscle, in proper proportions. This implies a variety of feeding substances. To feed an animal on corn alone would lay on fat, but it would be in large masses, and not enough intermingled with lean to make beef of the finest quality. Young and tender grasses, say from two to four inches high, contain a much larger proportion of muscle-forming substances than those that are older and nearer maturity, and if fat-forming substances, like corn or cotton-seed meal, are added, or fed at the same time, the conditions are favorable to the formation of fine beef.
ANY flavor that may be desired can be given to the flesh of cattle, sheep, pigs, or poultry. Acorns or beech-nuts, fish scraps, etc., fed to pigs will give the pork their oily flavor, unless the animals are put upon a corn or other grain diet a few weeks before slaughter. Feed chickens on chopped onions for some time, and not only the flesh but the eggs will have the onion flavor. Feed them upon chopped truffles and they will give their flesh a finer flavor than stuffing or larding them with truffles in cooking. Water-fowls that feed on fish have the fish flavor. Wild deer living on the wild aromatic plants and shrubs that abound in the forests, yield a peculiarly flavored flesh known as venison, but domesticate the wild deer and feed him on the cultivated grasses, and his flesh loses its venison flavor in the second generation. It is clear, therefore, that the food of animals permeates the whole system and gives the quality to the flesh.
If we look out to save all the wastes of the farm, compost them, and use them as plant food, we shall not need to buy commercial fertilizers to such an extent as some of us do. There is many a leak that can be stopped on must farms, and stopping the leaks is the way to make the
ACCURATE analyses of cotton-seed meal, recently made at the Experiment Station of Connecticut, show that its average estimated value exceeds its cost by twenty-four per cent. It would seem, therefore, to be good economy to buy and feed it to our stock. Fed in reasonable quantities it is perfectly safe, while it imparts a higher value to the manure than any other feeding substance. It goes well mixed with cornmeal or shorts, half and half.
When a young fruit tree grows too fast, and is spending all its energy in forming foliage, the remedy is root-pruning. This cuts off a part of the sap, and the leaves losing a portion of their usual food, are not able to grow so fast, and the returning sap is used in forming fruit buds for the next year. Root-pruning is to be done in autumn and winter, and consists in laying bare a part of the roots, and cutting off a few of the principal ones a few feet from the trunk.
As a general rule it is best to let fruit trees in the open ground take their natural shape, and to prune no more than to take out all weak and crowded branches, and such as cannot get the sun. The best season to prune to promote growth is in the fall, soon after shedding the leaves, or very early in spring. The best season to promote fruitfulness is the last of June, or a fortnight before midsummer. Then the wounds heal over rapidly, and it is easy to judge of the shape and balance of the head while all the store of organizable matter is ready to enter the branches that are left.
THE fruit-growing of the future will assume about two distinct features, the one that of market orchards for sale and profit, the other amateur fruit gardens for personal satisfaction and family supply, without reference to profit. For the first the smallest number of the best-selling varieties, like the Baldwin and Rhode Island Greening apples, the Beurré Giffard, Bartlett, Seckel, and Beurré d'Anjou pears. For the second object a larger variety may be selected, according to taste. About nine-tenths of the apples shipped from this country, to Europe are Baldwins, while the Roxbury Russet and the Rhode Island Greening are said to constitute the balance. The high-priced land near cities and large towns will do better for growing small fruits, while the hilly lands in country towns, of much lower cost, will do better and yield better apples. Their keeping qualities are better than those of apples grown in the sandy loams of low-lying localities.
The silo men, or the feeders of ensilage, claim these advantages in its favor:
1. Small space required to store a given amount of fodder.
5. The whole plant is consumed by cattle as green and succulent feed in winter.
6. Ten to twelve per cent. increased flow of milk.