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Rochester Courier, 3/04/1864

Contributed by C. Parziale



TITLE: Rochester Courier March 04, 1864

SOURCE: Excerpts from: The Weekly Courier, Newspaper, Friday Evening, Mar 04, 1864, Rochester, NH, on Microfilm held at the Rochester, NH, Public Library. Every attempt at accuracy has been made. These excerpts cover many towns and even other states. Material is varied; marriages, news articles, deaths, advertisements anything pertaining to individuals.

(C & J) The 14th New Hampshire, for over a year doing guard and provost duty in Washington has been ordered toreport to Gen. Parks.

(ARTICLE) J.B. Clarke, Esq. editor of the Manchester Mirror, writing from Washington, says concerning some of our New Hampshire men at the Capital. "Senator Clark, wife and youngest son keep home with Vice President Hamlin and family, and Senator Lot Morrill and family of Maine, on F. Street. They have a nice house, abundant rooms, and pleasant arrangements. Hon. E. H. Rollins has admirable rooms in the house of Hon. D.E. Somer, and takes his meals at the National. Hon. J.W. Patterson keeps house. N.G. Ordway, Esq., of Warner, Sargeant-at-arms of the House of Representatives, has his family all with him, and boards at the National.

(MARRIAGE) In Dover, Feb. 22, by Rev. I.J. Hall, Mr. George W. Durgin, printer, and Miss Sarah E. D. Gray, both of Dover.

(MARRIAGE) 25th ult., by Rev. J. Rand, Mr. Wesley G. Smith of Somersworth, and Miss Lizzie T. Carl of Hollis, Me.,

(MARRIAGE) In Concord, Feb 15th by Rev. N. Bouton, Lieut J.S. Rowell, 6th N.H. Regt. and Miss Rose Belknap of Exeter.

(MARRIAGE) In Strafford, Feb 26, Mr. John H. Bennett and Miss Ellen Morse of Exeter.

(DEATH) In Portsmouth, Feb. 24, at the residence of her father, Ex-Gov. Goodwin, Mrs. Georgette C. Bradford, wife of Capt. J.M. Bradford, U.S.N.

(DEATH) In Dover, Feb. 27, Mr. Hiram Gerrish, aged 48.

(DEATH) Feb 25, Mrs. Mary R. wife of Richard Hayes, aged 52 yrs., 8 mos. –

(DEATH) Feb. 25, of Typhoid Pneumonia, Orrin R. Sanborn, aged 44 years.

(DEATH) - In Barrington, Feb 20, mrs. Mary Cater, aged 74 years, 9 mos. 1 day

(DEATH) - 3d ult., Ruth Winkley widow of the late John Winkley, aged 84 years, 6 months.

(DEATH) - In Middleton, Jan. 7, Mrs. Sarah O. Garland aged 82.(of lung fever)

(DEATH) - Feb 27, Mr. Leighton Colbath, Jr., aged 54 years, 7 months (of lung fever)

(DEATH) - Feb. 7, David Davis, Esq., aged 60 -- all of lung fever.

(DEATH) - At Point Burnside, Ky., Feb. 2d, of Congestive Fever, Sergt. Brasure Wadleigh, member of the 9th N.H. Vols., aged 20, son of Joseph P. Wadleigh of Exeter.

(DEATH) In Peekskill, N.Y. Feb. 24th, after a severe illness of two months, Wm. Rufus Nelson, Esq., in the 42d year of his age. deceased was son-in-law to Hon. Amos Tuck of Exeter.

(ADVERTISEMENT) CAUCUS! All who are in favor of an unconditional sup port of the Government, and an early and honor able peace by the speedy suppression of the slaveholders' rebellion, no matter to what politi cal party they may have heretofore belonged, are invited to meet in Caucus at the TOWN HALL. On SATURDAY, March 3, at 2 o'clock, P.M., to select candidates to be supported at the coming election. Remember, there are but two parties in this crisis - one which supports and one which de- nounces the government. Beware that ye do not stand in the steps of the tories of the Revolution. FRANK McDUFFEE, Pres't C.G. HORNEY, Sec'y.

(ADVERTISEMENT) - FOR SALE The Subscriber offers for sale his Residence in Rochester village -- consisting of a two story HOUSE, nearly new, 28 by 37 feet, Barn and other Out buildings all in good repair: together with 14 acres of good LAND, on which there is from 35 to 49 young and thrifty Apple Trees and other fruit. Said residence is within five min- utes' walk of the new Mill of the N.P. Co. and convenient to schools, churches, &c. Terms easy. Inquire of the subscriber on the premises. MOSES W. WILLEY Rochester, March 1, 1864

(ADVERTISEMENT) J.A. Richardson COMMISSION MERCHANT, Office in Ham's block, Washington Street, Rear of City Hall. agent for the sale of FLOUR OF ALL GRADES --also-- TEA, COFFEE, CREAM SALERATUS, B CARB. SODA, CREAM TARTAR, Spices of all kinds. I beg leave to call your attention to the cel- ebrated Cream Saleratus, which still maintains its high character for purity and excellence -- The universal satisfaction which its introduction to the trade and the consumer has produced has proved it far superior to any article of its kind in the market,. it is as pure and healthy as the flour itself and Bread, Cake, etc., made with it are very light and also retain its moisture for several days. Sold in barrels, half barrels and 1 lb. papers packed in 60 to a box. I will sell you as cheap-delivered at the Depot in Dover as you can possibly buy in Bos- ton. -- Trade only supplied.

(ADVERTISEMENT) NEW STORE! NEW GOODS! J.H. WINSLOW & CO. Have taken the large and commodous store under the new Congregational church first door south of city Hall, and fitted it up with all the modern improvements for a first class BOOT & SHOE STORE and have just received fresh from the manufac turers a full assortment of all kinds of Ladies Gents, Misses, & children's, BOOT, SHOES & RUBBERS made from the best of stock in the latest styles, and will be sold at the lowest living rates.

SHOE FINDINGS. One department of our store we have fitted up expressly for the above articles, and purchasers can rely on finding a large assortment always on hand; together with a general assortment of french Calf, Kip, Kid, & Goat skins. Also, Oak & Hemlock Tanned sole Leather and Kip Calf Binding & Lining skins. MEASURE WORK. Having secured the service of some of the best workmen to be found in this vicinity we shall give strict attention to the above work in all its Branches, and warrant satisfaction in every Par ticular. repairing of all kinds executed prompt ly and neatly. The Trade will find us always ready to supply them with any thing in our line, at as low prices as can be bought in any Job House in Boston. We invite all to call and see for themselves. J.H. WINSLOW & CO. First door south of city Hall, under new Congregational Church, Dover, N.H. J.H. Winslow Job B. Goodwin


(ADVERTISEMENT) JONES & MORRILL, dealers in HOUSE-HOLD FURNITURE, SOFAS, ROCKING CHAIRS, Ottomans, Stuffed chairs, Looking-Glasses, PAINTED CHAMBER SETTS, from $15 to $100, PARLOR SETTS, in HAIRCLOTH & BROCATELLE, Etc., Etc., Etc., All kinds of Cane and Wood Seat Chairs at Wholesale and retail, also MATTRESSES, (PIC OF BED) SPRING BEDS, Extension Tables, Willow Ware, and common Furniture of every Description, window glass, &c PORTRAIT & PICTURE FRAMES Constantly on Hand. We have the largest and best assortment of furniture in the State, and as the quarter part of our stock was bought before the recent remarkable advance in prices, we can give some good bargains to those in want of first-class Furniture. No. 12 Chesley's Block, Opposite City Hall, Washington Street, . . . . . DOVER.

(ADVERTISEMENT) NOTICE TEA! TEA! TEA! TEA! All lovers of Good tea will find it for their advantage to call before purchasing elsewhere At Alonzo Elkin's also Dealer in W.I. GOODS & GROCERIES, Corn, Flour, Meal, Pork, lard, Hams, Butter, Cheese, Fish, Salt, Fruit and Vegetables. FRANKLIN SQUARE, Opposite Cochecho Bank, DOVER, N.H. ALONZO ELKINS.

(ARTICLE) Two can Play At that Game. Intelligence has been received at newbern, N.C., that the enemy have hung 50 black soldiers captured by them in their recent attack on Newbern, all of whom belonged to the 2d regiment of North Carolina Union Volunteers. This intelligence created a great deal of excitement, and, if it is confirmed, the affair may result in the hanging of 50 rebels by Gen. Butler. Witnesses have arrived who saw three of these brave men shot by the enemy soon after their arms were taken from them.

(ARTICLE) It has been stated that Capt. Hunt, of the Quartermaster's department, who was so liberal with "retainers," for legal counsel and senatorial influence, was fully acquitted of the charges preferred against him; but the Springfield Republican now learns that Capt. H. "has been sentenced to pay a fine of $2,000 for fraud, and to remain at hard labor until it is paid."

(ARTICLE) Mr. Larkin D. Moulton, well known to our readers as a carpenter and builder, met with quite a serious accident last Tuesday afternoon. He was standing on one of the stringers of the new foot bridge being built for Dea. Barker below the upper dam, in company with Mr. C.D. Stiles, when it suddenly canted and he was thrown off, falling about twelve feet to the rough ice of the river. Stiles saved himself by seizing one of the other stringers. Mr. Moulton, through very severely bruised, fortunately had no bones broken. He is now doing well.

(ARTICLE) Fire -- The dwelling house occupied by Mr. Alfred A. Young, and owned by Mr. H.H. Tebbets, about two miles south of the village was consumed by fire on Saturday last. Mr. Young was absent from home and the fire was not discovered until the stable connected with the house was consumed. Very little of the furniture was saved and Mrs. Young narrowly escaped with her life. The fire was caused by a little boy, living in the family, setting it in the hay in the stable. There was no insurance on the house or furniture. Subscription papers have been circulated for the relief of the family, and we are pleased to learn that the public are responding very liberally.

(ARTICLE) Who is there, who, in passing a house very much older than its fellows has not indulged in fancies and imaginations about the history and lives of its former occupants how they loved and hated, how they married and were given in marriage, how they fought the battle of life, whether successfully or otherwise? We confess we can never pass such an old building especially if it is unoccupied, without such thoughts. while the old world is crowded with ruins and time strained homes we have comparatively no really old buildings in this country. Still, in every village, there are usually one or two old enough to be suggestive of the memories of the past. Probably the oldest building, in this immediate neighborhood, was the low, square roofed house which stood a few years since on the Bay Road, in the corner near Rufus Amazeen's. It was probably built more than eighty years ago, by whom, the memory of the oldest inhabitant fails to record, and occupied by nobody knows how long a succession of families. The little soap house of J.Y. Berry on the Gilmanton road was built of its remains. We remember it as one of the landmarks of our child hood with its old fashioned oven of stone, built up against the outside of the house, its mouth opening inside. We remember too a little story told us in childhood about the same oven. It ran somehow thus.

On a bright October evening, long years ago, a merry party were assembled in the one square room of the old house, to celebrate the wedding of one of its fairest inmates. The Uncles and Aunts, the Cousins and young friends were all there; the minister had tied the mysterious knot which the pale faced messenger alone could untie; the table was covered with the linen handiwork of the times, when the good mother repaired to the oven to draw out its treasures for the feast. Imagine her consternation, and astonishment ye good housewives, if you can, when on taking down its great wooden door and looking into its cavernous depths she found it empty. The pumkin pies, the baked sweet apples, the indian pudding, the various goodies of the day were all, all gone. Some young madcaps, who had not been invited to the feast, had opened the oven on the outside and decamped with its contents to fast at their leisure. We have in our mind's eye now the sad wight (long since passed away) who was said to be the ringleader in this and a great part of the mischief of the day.

(C & J) - It is proposed to use the steamship great Eastern in laying the Atlantic cable, which will weigh six tons.

(C & J) - Diptheria is making such ravages in Lunenburg, Vt., that there is not at present a single school in the town in operation.

Copyright C. Parziale, 2001

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