THE VERMONT PHOENIX, AND RECORD AND FARMER, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1884.
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TlIANltSOIVIKU DA Y.
V reside-ill .trllilir'a l'roclllllialion.
The aeaaon la nigh when It la the yearly wont of
tills people to observe a day appointed for that pur
pose by the President a an eepeclal occaalon for
thankrgltlng unto Ood. Now, therefore, in recogni
tion of the hallowed custom, I, Chealer A. Arthur,
President of the United States, do designate aa such
day of general thanksgiving, Thursday, the 37th day
of this present November. And I do recommend that
throughout the land the pioplc.ccaslngfrom their ac
customed oc:upatlous, do then keep holiday at their
aeveral homta and their scv eral ptacea of w orablp.and
with heart and voice pay reverent acknowledgment to
the Giver of all good for the countless blessings w here
with He hath visited this nation. In witness whereof
X have hereunto act my hand and caused the seal of
the United Slates to be affiled.
Done in the city of Washington this, the seventh
day af November, in the yearof our Lord one thous
and eight hundred and eighty-four, and of the Inde
pendence of the United Statea the one hundred anil
ninth. CHESTEIt A. ARTHUR.
By tho President,
Fred's. T. rnELiKonuvsEN, Bec'yof State.
paro It with tbe tone of Mr. Maine's letter to
it Democratic friend elsewhere printed.
Last Saturday night Daniel Dougherty w
wildly cheered for these remarks to ft great
crowd la the New York academy of mualo i
"If James 0. Illalne had been elected to the free!
dencyof the United Slates, In the name of tbe laws,
of tbe Constitution, and In the name of Ood Himself,
be should lake hla seat. Hut al (Inrrr Cleveland .us
Vrrn tlrrlnl by tbe f reely-eipressed will of the people,
by the living Ood all tbe powers of earth and hell
ahall not prevail against him."
Still worse than this Is the following utter
ance from tbe Albany Argus, In some respects
the leading Democratic paper of New York,
and tbe organ of the New York state Demo
cratic politicians t
"No fraudulent vole will be let put Jamea 0. Illalne
in the White House orkeepOrover Cleveland out of It.
far tarn teas aHemnficirfffiV MM, and the legal
consequences of killing them will be taken care f af-
terwaru. uemocrais are trrunp nuntu ..-.
electlona carried by them at the polls shall stay car
ried, and thai the Republican endeavor to count out
elected Democrats shall be storped. Whatever la nec
essary to stop II will be resorted to. If law la sum-
cient, isw win oeavaneu oi. vyy"""!' ,.'i".
fighting uM be ataiM f. And In either case the
OUBineSS miRDI well UeglU smju un owe",
Is plain or the enemies of true election choose. Let
Democrats everywnere asccrtsm iuvir tigm Uu u
prepared to maintain tbem."
Last Monday tbe Argus also bad tills signi
ficant Item t
"The Democratic campaign cluba of the atale of
New York number bundreda of tbousanda of effective
men. For tbe present they will do well lo maintain
their organliattona Intact. Eternal vigilance la the
price of liberty.'
Comment on suoh expressions la unnecessa
ry. We quote them only 10 snow ine aiuiuae
and langusgo of the party which holds tbe
Inside position In this undecided contest and
has the advantage at every point. They
show only too plainly which of the two great
parties is the party of law and order.
Tbe Democratic party threatens to kill tuo
men who do not concede its claims in advance
of an authoritative decision. The Republican
early simply demands a fair, open count, and
asks the people to wait until this count is de
clared before final judgment is rendered.
Hare is Indeed illustration by contrast for
every thoughtful-minded citizen.
The total vote of -the state of New York is,
in round numbers, 1,120,000. The majority
as claimed by either side is about 1000. A
correction or change of tbe count, which
should take b!x hundred from one column and
put it into another, would throw the major!
ty the other way. In other word", the num.
ber of votes at issue is less than one-fifteenth
of one per cent of tbe whole number cast!
Tbe Boston Star, Gen. Butler's own and
only organ in Massachusetts, despondently
concludes that "but one moral lesson" can be
drawn from the complete failure of the old
man's side show, "And that is, that the work
Ingmen are still, as a general rule, to be found
in the regular Democratic ranks, and that
presidential candidates who invest money,
time and health in any attempt to benefit
worklngmen, get neither thanks nor returns
on their investment." ,
In a polygamy case in Utah last week the
respondent was convicted on the testimony
of the mother of the second wife, who ad
mitted the second marriage, while tbe daugb
ter herself revealed a bit of matrimonial rl
valry by confessing that ber marriage with
tbe man was not with the first wife's consent.
With tbe women opening their mouths to aid
the operation of the Edmunds law tbere'is
ground for hope that the beginning of the
end of Mormonism bas been reached.
NOT DECIDED YET.
Tito Prcsltleiiiliil Election Hinges
on llto Volo ol' Now York.
A society of "Sons of the Revolution" has
been organized in New York to help carry
forward the work of raising funds to com
plete the pedestal for tho statue of Liberty
in New York barber. To do this they have
started a $1 subscription list which President
Arthur heads with a il subscription, and
"every man, woman and child in Anierioa" is
asked to send a dollar so as to have a block
in tbe pedestal and ehow that tbe people of
the United Slates appreciate tbe magnificent
gift to tbem by tbe people of France.
The New York Tribune thinks the Itev.
Dr. Burchard's unhappy attempt at allitera
Hon "Hum, ltomanlsm and Rebellion"
probably changed 10,000 votes in New York
state alone, and the general estimate lies in
the same direction. If the precious old
blundertr bad kept his mouth shut he would
have saved a fortnight and perhaps a month
of excitement and uncertainty, and would
have kept himself from a notoriety which be
can hardly enjoy to say nothing of a possi
ble change in the result of the election. The
Tribune remarks, with a grind of the teeth,
that "No human being in the history of the
race ever before succeeded in changing the
course of empire by an alliteration."
Another of the old-time abolitionists died
at Chelsea, Mass., at tbe end of last week in
the person of Dr. William Wells Brown, who
was born a slave in Kentucky in 181G, es
caped to the North when 2fi, and for years
afterward was active In helping Blaves to lib
erty and in work for the anti-slavery society.
From 1849 to 185." he was in Europe as an
earnest and effective advocate of the cause of
liberty, and at tbe same time educating him
self as a physician. Throughout tbe long
anti.slavery struggle he worked side by side
with William Lloyd Garrison and Wendell
Phillips, and when the day of freedom came
he devoted his energies with equal zeal to tbe
cause of education and temperance among
Last Friday Jay Gould sent the following
despatch to Gov. Cleveland :
I heartily congratulate you on your election. All
concede that your administration aa governor has
been wise and conservative, and In the larger field aa
President I feel that you will do atlll better, and that
tbevaatbuatneaaintereataof thcjrcuntrv will be en
tirely aafe in your hands. JAY QOULD,
At tbe time this despatch was oent, there
was great popular excitement in Now York
city against Gould, created by inflammatory
charges in the Herald and Times that he was
nsing the Western Union telegraph to hold
back election returns in Blaine's interest. Tho
night before a howling mob went through the
streets shouting "Hang Jay Gould." Gould
was thoroughly frightened, and to allay tbe
popular feeling and save himself from threat
ened violence he sent the above despatch.
The Worst for thai Hour.
In our summary of election dews, printed
in another column, we have stated the case
regarding the New York and other returns
precisely as it stands. Upon the returns re
ceived up to the hour of going to presB tbe
Fhcenix neither claims tho election for Mr.
Blaine nor concedes it to Mr. Cleveland. The
matter is undecided, with the probabilities in
Mr. Cleveland's favor. Until the vote of New
York is officially counted and declared no
man has any right to noisily "claim" the
election or raise a hurrah. The Republican
national committee have only done their plain
duty to their party in taking measures to
watch the count and see it honestly made.
They still stand firm in insisting that the fi
nal result will show Mr. Blaine elected. Their
grounds for the claim are not stated, but they
undoubtedly expect frauds or errors to be de
veloped in the count of votes In the cities of
New York and Brooklyn. IT, when tne ro
suit is finally declared, Mr. Blaine is accord
ed more votes than Mr. Cleveland be will be
our next President in spite of Democratic
bluster and threatnlng. If the declaration is
in Mr. Cleveland's favor every Republican
will cheerfully acquiesce in tbe decision.
ltlght here tbe whole matter must rest un
til tho New York count is completed. In
view of a possible or probable adverse result
there is nooccasioufor foreboding or despond'
ing on the part of the Republicans. If Gro-
ver Cleveland is our next President every true
Republican will hopo to see him give the
country a clean, strong administration, and
no Ilepublican who is worthy the name will
throw any stumbling block in his way. Good
government Is of far more consequence to
every citizen than tbe mere question as to
which party holds the power, lteason for re'
gret there certainly will be it tbe final result
brings a Democratic restoration, but it must
be remembered that after all, the opportuni
ty of tbe party to work mischief with tbe af
fairs of the country is small. They will have
a reduced majority in the next House, and
with the Senate Ilepublican by a decided ma.
jority, as it will be, no disturbing or ruinous
policy can forced upon tbe country. Let pa
tience, Belf poise and a spirit of cheerful con
fidence in the future rule with every Ilepublican.
Illussrullou by Com rust.
The worst feature about this undecided
election count is the threatening attitude
which tbe Democratic party have chosen to
take. From tho first Ihey have arrogantly
assumed the election of their candidate, and
have openly threatened violence and blood
shed if tbeir claims were not conceded. Tbe
mobs which surrounded the bulletin boards
in New York, Philadelphia and other large
cities last week were apparently rea'dy to
break into violence at a moment s notice, and
even in Brattleboro Democrats who hold
themselves reputable among their fellows de.
olared tbeir readiness to "shoulder a musket"
It their claims were contested. Democratic
newspapers printed appeals designed to In
flame the passions of the mob, and the Dem
ocratlo national committee issued an address
deliberately inciting tbeir followers to resist
ance by force if Cleveland's election was
further disputed. Nothing else can be made
of language like this :
II any different or altered returns are now being
iicibii-u, ui me iMiuuuigiueii, mey are corrupt rai
siflcatlona of the record of the state of New York,
and the men aiding or abetting tho making of men
tenons are criminals.
It Is not expected that you w III tamely submit to
IIIC IlllbUllUlltUUI vt tuiu II1CU.
Let Ihetn understand that vou will not.
Recognize at noon to-morrow throughout the
United States the actual election of Cleveland and
Hendricks by flrlug- national salutes.
Meet lo-niorrow ulxht throughout the country,
. .win vpuiMu, iii n maimer mat CBU'
not be m aunderatood.
The nieu of New York are resolved not to sub-
mii tu toe gruaa umrage uucmpied to be perpetrat
ed upon their rights.
This address was IbsucJ by the Democratic
committee last Friday, and was signed by
William II. Barnum, chairman. Compare Its
tone with that of tho Ilepublican national
committee printed In another column. Com'
The Reformer last week, in an tditorial
article, stated that Col. Hooker bad recently
confessed to a friend that "the Republican
national committee had spent $100,000 in
circulating obscene literature" meaning by
this tbe stories regarding Gov. Cleveland's
private life. To this statement tbe Reformer
added that Col. Hooker said he didn't believe
in tbls cowardly work and tried to prevent it,
and that he thought it was the "smut busi
ness" that beat Blaine.
Vith regard to this story CoL Hooker says,
emphatically and without qualification, that
he never said anything of the kind, and nev
er thought anything of the kind. Moreover,
he says tbe Republican national committee
did not make any use of tbe charges against
Gov. Cleveland ; they did not circulate them
and did not countenance the work. What
ever work of the kind was done was done by
Tbe Reformer's lie, In short, is a lie out of
whole cloth. It has got itself somewhat ad
vertised by means of it, and having thus ac
complished its purpose it will probably print
a lame apology or contradiction tbls week.
The Democrats have said so long and so of
ten that they were defrauded out of the pres
idential election eight years ago that tbe more
ignorant believe it. But after all a lie is a lie
however often repeated, and the alleged fraud
is what Beecher would call a "Continental
Lie." Tbe fraud was all the other way. Tbe
Republicans fairly carried Louisiana, Florida
and South Carolina, in spite of Democratic
attempts to count them out. Tilden, through
his nephew, Pelton, and his unsavory friend,
Smith Weed, tried hard to buy an electoral
vote, both in tbe South and in Oregon, but
failed. A rumpus was made in the House of
Representatives by tbe Democrats, with a
view to steal the election, and a commission
appointed by tbe Democratic HouBe, and
composed of men of the highest position and
standing, decided in favor of the Republicans'
And this they call fraud 1 But where was the
fraud ? The Democrats committed it. They
Btole by fraud and force the Republican states
of Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia, and
very nearly succeeded in stealing Florida,
Louisiana and South Carolina. Since that
time, by violence and fraud, they have made
tho South Sofia. Fraud, forsooth I
Tliei Oftlrliel Count nnvs In Prog-rrsa In
bat Mints', vi Uli tliei Its-turn Mhoi, liijr
un Hiirant IMnrtallly for 31 r. Cle
Unit of lOOO to 11IM Votes.
The changes which have taken place slnco
last week with regard to the result of the
presidential election can be summed up In a
few words. The states of Florida, Indiana,
Nevada, Virginia, and West Virginia, whkh
were put down a week ago as doubtful, aro
conceded to have been carried by tbe Demo
crats. The only state the result of whose
vote is now hold In doubt U New York, with
present probabilities indicating that the offi
cial count now in progress wiltjshow a small
plurality for Cleveland.
Duting last week the leading New York
papers, with the exception of tho Tribune,
steadily claimed New York for Cleveland by
a plurality varying from 1281, according to
tho figures of tho Times, to H'O." according
to those of the Herald. Tho Tribune, until
a late edition on Saturday morning, as stead
ily claimed tbe state for Blaine by a plurality
of about 1000. The figures of tho Times,
Sun, Herald, etc, were based on returns col
lected by them from the county clerks, while
the Tribune's figures were based on associat
ed press returns rtcelved direct from each
voting precinct in the state. During Friday
night these associated prest returns for the
first time admitted an apparent plurality for
Cleveland, and the fact of this unfavorable
plurality the Trlbuno conceded in its Sunday
edition, but It nevertheless persisted in say
ing that the official count would show a plu
rality for Blaine.
In spits of all adverse figures the Republi
can national commlttoo yet claim New York
for Blaine, their belief being, undoubtedly,
that'the official canvas) in New; York and
Kings counties (New York city and Brooklyn)
vlll disclose frauds or errors wh'ch will give
the state to the Republicans.
Both sides have engaged alio counsel to
watch tbe count of ths votes in every county.
In New York city Wm. M. Evatts and Geo.
Bliss are leading counsel tor the Republicans,
while lloscoe Conkllng acts as chief adviser
for tbe Democrats.
The official count began hi the several
counties according to law last Tuesday. Up
to Wednesday night tbe canvass bad been
completed in 4!) of tbe GO countlos in the
state. Tbe official returns vary but little
from the returns gathered by the newspapers.
The figures in tbe V.I countits named, taken
with the unofficial pluralities reported from
the remaining couulies, give Blaine an ap
parent plurality of 57,721 outsidel of Now
York and Kings. If the claims of the Dem
ocrats in regard to Kings and New York are
sustained Cleveland will have about 1100
votes more than Blaine In the Btate.
The count in New York and Kings counties
proceeds very slowly and will not bo com
pleted for several, days. Tho counties be
sides New York and Kings that have not fin
ished the count are Broome, Columbia,
Franklin, Groene, Monroe, Orauge, St. Law
rence, Schuyler and Sullivan. The varia
tions from the figures given above, if any
are made, will be causod by changes in New
York aud Kings.
It is stated that CjI. Georgo Bits'! expects
to take exception to about 4000 votes that
were defective or ctit for Butler or St. John
and counted for CleveUnd. In this 1000 are
included some 2000 Republican votes said to
have been thrown out because a part of Jhe
name of ono of the electors was clipped off.
According to tbe eituation as it now stands
there are 182 electoral votes conceded to
James G. Blaino and 183 to Grover Cleve
land. New York's 'M, electoral votes we
neither claim for the Republicans nor con
cede to the Democrats until tbe official count
finally decides the matter. Should the voto
of New York be given to Mr, Cleveland ho
would have 210 electoral votes, or 18 more
than enough to elect him. Should It be given
to Mr. Blaine he would have 218 electoral
votes or 17 more than enough to elect him.
Below we give a revised table of states and
known or estimated pluralities.
tbe Independent, and a gain of 22 Republi
can aud 1 Fuslonfst vole. This classification
Is subject to a possible change of two or three
voles. The stales in which there may be con
tests aro lown, Missouri, Tennessee and Wis
consin. A Te-niiivrHto laml Na-nstlile Aitilrs-aa.
The Republican national committee issued
the following address last Saturday evrning :
"The Republican national committee aro
taking the uioit careful and thorough meas
ures to ascertain errors, if any have beeb
committed, iu tbe returns of tbo late election
in the state of New York. If Mr. Cleveland
shsll be found to have a plurality of only one
vote, a prompt acqulescnoo will follow from
the Republicans of the United States. If Mr.
Blaine shall be found to have a plurality of
only one vote, a prompt acquiescence
will bo expected from the Democrats of tho
United States. Tbo belief of this committee.
founded upon investigation, is that Mr. Blaino
as a plurality of several bundled votm, and
If tli nt be so. every honest tnsn will detnaud
that It be officially declared. Until the official
declaration shall be made we ask the publio
to unite with us In an honorable eflort to se
cure a perfectly fair count. Purity in elections
Is the ouly safety for republican institutions.
II. F. Jones, Chairman."
.Tin IllHlnet'a .Tfisnly- .ttlllllitc.
Ilx-tter to a prominent New York Democrat
"In the whole controversy I have had no
desire except for a fair count and an honest
eclaration of tne result. I nave seen no
other rrqucst made by the republican nation
al committee, nor by any of its members,
They have acted on thilr judgement at every
step and need no advice from me, I do not
Ish any political supporter or mine In New
York lo take the slightest advantage of mere
technical tUfects in any returns where ,tlin
honest intention of tho voter Is txpioised. I
would far rather lose than gain by the exclu
sion of returns ou mere technical grounds.
The presidenry is not desirable if there be the
remotest taint on the title. A promotion of
that kind no more leads to honor tbau the pos
session of forged paper leads to weultu.
Tliei IVIndhialil Collnly- Vols-, Conlilrte,
Col. A. B. Franklin of Newfane. and Wil
Ham P. Fairbanks, Esq., are tbe gentlemen
appointed by Gov Flngree as his associates
on the executive oommittee, under tbe act ap
proved Oct. 31, relating to the New Orleans
exposition, Col. Mead, commissioner, has
requested Albert Chapman of Middlebury to
late cnarge or me exnioii or wool irom ver'
mont for the exposition.
The Boston Independents contributed mon
ey to pay 0000 poll-taxes for the Democratic
machine. But for this, a non-partisan mayor
nominated by the Republicans would have
Of the 111,000 federal officials only 15,000
oome under tne civil servloe rules, and or tne
wnole list over 00,000 are postmasters. Uov,
Cleveland win nave, ir elected president, ua,
000 offices to All without interfering or in
fringing upon tbe civil service rules at all.
Col. Iligginson. who has been editorially
connected with tbe Woman's Journal for fit
teen years, resigns his connection with the
paper, witn tne end or tne calendar year.
The Colonel's Cleveland campaign did It.
The Washington monument is now tbe
highest structure in tbe world. Wednesday
it reaoned tne tieignt or &2U feet 10 inches.
The next highest structure is the Cologne
cathedral spire SIS feet. Another month
will see tbe monument completed.
"Maud 8." lowered her reoord by half a
second at the Lexington (Ky.) fair-ground on
Tuesday by trotting a mile In 2 O'Jj. A great
crowd or "tne very nest people oi tne uiue
crass region." ministers, oburcb deacons and
all, saw her wonderful performance and went
wild over it. A big plaoard on the grand
aland, "Mo betting allowed," made Mr. Hon
ner's Btralght Presbyterian heart glad. Many
ouume waicnes made ine mare n lime i irj.
Nlutra for Illalne.
New Hampshire 4,000
Rhode Island .1,000
Nftatrs for Clrselnnil
New Jersey 4,112
North Carolina 25,000
West Virginlo 2,000
Clialnard Isj both l'tarllve.
The vote of every town in the state, with
tbe exceptions of two email towns, has been
returnod to the secretary of state and tbe
summary is as follows : Whole number of
votes 59,033 ; whole number of Republican
votes 30,333 : whole number of Democratic
votes 17,2'J'J ; whole number of Prohibition
voles 1.012 : wnole number ot Ureenuack
votes 785 ; whole number of scattering votes
4 ; Ilepublican plurality 22,034 ; Republican
majority 10,633. In 1880 tbe Garfield elec
tors had 45,0'JO votes, the Hancock electors
18,181, tbe Greenback eleotors 1,212, and
there was a scattering vote of 105. Republi
can plurality 20,90'.) ; Republican majority
Moody Currier of New Hampshire, Repub
lican, gets his election as governor by a ma'
jority of about 498 votes. Blaine's plurality
in ine state is just two.
Blaine's plurality in Massachusetts Is 24
307, and Gov, Robinson's is 40,497. Butler
had 23,844 votes in. tbe state and St. John
Official returns from Connecticut show that
the Republican candidates for tbe minor state
offices have pluralities over the Democratio
candidates of about 125 each. Waller, the
candidate for governor, was tbe only one on
the Democratic ticket getting a plurality. Tbe
election will go into ine legislature, wnicn
strongly Republican and will elect Harrison,
the Republican candidate. Cleveland's plu
rality in tbe state is 1214. Tbe Republicans
gain one Congressman.
Butler's vote in tbe wholo of New Y'ork state
was about 11,000 and St. John's about 21,000,
In New Y'ork county the board of aid or
men, who are also the board of supervisors
ot elections, organized on Tuesday to count
the returns by tbe election of 0. B. Waite as
chairman. Mr. Waite is a son of tbe late 0.
0, Waite of the Brevoort House, and neph
ew ot S. M. Waits. He was elected as a Re.
publican by a coalition of the Republicans
and tbe Tammany Democrats ot tbe board of
The ffetxt Couarrt-sa,
Secretary McPberson of the Republican
congressional committee has completed bis
returns ot the 49th Congress. His conclusion
Is that there will be 183 Democrats, 141 Re
publicans and 1 Gteenbacker. As compared
witn tne memuerauip or ine various parti
in tbe present Route tbls estimate shows
loss of 1U votes to the Democrats and 4 to
a a z a a a
Athens, 19 Bt S 40 M
Ilrattleboro, H.-U Ml 11 ion
Ilrookhur, 17 19 XI II
Dover, 81 V9 103 20
Dummerston, to 41 4 125 IS
(Irafton, 1S3 II Sill 37
(lullford, III (1 13 141 SI
Halifax, 137 t,t 3 114 4S
Jamaica, W 13 3 Yfi
Londonderry, 33.1 II 1 1 l 41
Marlboro, 71 37 1H1 31
Newfane, 131 el O Wl 43
Putney, ICO M In 111 51
liocklugham, 521 290 13 5 MH 381
somerset, S3 111 1
Miration, (9 36 49 31
Townahend, 1S1 SO 3 539 41
Vernon, 71 II 7 93 D
Wardaboro. 14) !4 3 150 09
Westminster, 131 31 1 IM 2J
Whltlngliara, lilt 101 3 139 101
Wilmington, 1S9 m 3 3'il ku
Windham, 91 13 8 J 131 11
30 KOJ 131 10 icTi HM
The official count iu 52 of the 00 counties
n New Yolk was complelod yesterday, with
out any material change in Hh result. Tbe
Tiibuno claims the total gains for BUino to
be 351 votes. Gains for Cleveland in home
districts are also reported. A dispatch from
the New York Times at 1 30 this morning
claims Cleveland's plurality to bo 12G0, with
'no chauges possilie.
The closeness of the vote between the two
presidential candidates has been uoticeaMe In
several states in past election. In 1810
Milne gave Harrison only 411 plurality and
Pennsylvania only 315, while the same year
Arkansas gave Van llaten but 89 plurality.
In 1811 Clay carried Delaware by only 2.,2,
New Jersey by 823 aud TVuneKsoe by 113.
The same year Polk had only 099 plurality in
i,outgiauat and moro man luls number ol
votes were frauduleut. In 1818 Taylor had
.1 plurality in Delaware, while Caa carried
Alabama by Ml and Mississippi by 015. In
182 Pierce bad only 2., plurality In Delaware
and C" in North Carolina. Iu UGS Grant
had only flOG plurality in California, and Sey
mour earned Uregou by 101. In 12 dree
ley had 90S plurality iu Marjlaud. Iu 1870
Hayes carried Florida by 920, Oregon by 517
and South Carolina by 90 1.
4Wen. atha-rliluu'a Ilfgiort.
Lieut. -Cien. Sheridan, in bis annual report
to the Secretary of WHr, says I hat although
the Indian question, bo far as hard fighting H
concerned. Is now practically eliminated from
Doth houses have taken hold of business In
earnest this week, and from this timo on the
legislation of the session will take rapid shape.
On both Monday and Tuesday thero was n
flood of new bills. Among those Introduced
on Monday was one by Dr. Conland ot Brat
tleboro, doing away with the provision of our
present law which allows voters to voto for
President iu whatever town they happen to
be. Every freeman must vote for state ofil.
ccrs, presidential electors and representative
to uongress m tne town in wbicb be resides,
and he cannot vote there or anywhere t l-o
unless lie has roaided thero ror three mourns
at least before election. It removes the dis
franchisemtnt of persons who served In tbo
llf, conland also Introduced a bill to punish
attempts to defraud livery-stable koepers, to
that if a u.im lies to the stable-keeper, before
ho goes or after he gets back, about tbo length
ol His trip, He Incurs a penalty or $40.
Mr. Walker of Ludlow Introduced a bill
limiting tbe term of Imprisonment fur non
payment ot fine Imposed by a justice to three
years, and tbe supreme and county courts
may iliorten the tlmo of Imprisonment for
the non-payment of a fine imposed by either.
Two bills were introduced in relation to check
lists one making their use compulsory at all
town and freemen's meetings aud at all spec
ial elections, the other providing that in towns
of over 4000 Inhabitants tho vhcck-lUt (.hall
show the school district and Btreet rcsidtuce.
A bill was introduced providing that In towns
of 4000 Inhabitants the selectmen, upon ap
plication nf twenty voters, may divide the
lown aud check-lists into election precinct,
and doing awny with the law r quiring the
volts for Btate and county cflkcrn to be count
ed in tho town hall during freemen's meeting.
Mr. Perkins nf Wind-ior Introduced a bill
providing that ctrtlficntes grautod by tho
chairman of a boaid ot directors, or by a
town superintendent, to teachers In graded
and union schools in any ttiwn, shall be good
as long as the ttacbor remains in the service
of the school. Any certificate may bo renew
ed without an examination if the teacher has
taught 48 weeks In the town In tbe two vo.trs
next preceding tho renewal.
In the senate ou Tuesday Semtor Holton
introduced a bill lo legalize tho Bcbool district
officers aud the school taxes iu the town ot
Whltiughiim for tbo Hchool year 1811. Mr.
Allen of Whitingbam Introduced a similar
biil in the House.
A bill appropriating $50,000 for the erec
tion of a building for tho stato library v. at
discussed in tbe tenate morning and aftei
noon, Tuesday, and was finally passed 25 to
Mr. Franklin's House bill prohibiting the
adulteration of maple sugar passed tbesenato
witn an amendment lining any person wuo
knowingly sells an adulterated article $25 to
Mr. Buttetfleld's bill to cbango the time for
holding the term of the supremo court for
Windham county also passid tbe senate.
Senator Holton introduced a bill making an
c Ulcer of a savings bank or trust company li
able to a penalty of not lees tbau $5000 nor
more than $20,000 fine, and imprisonment
for not less than five nor more tbau 20 yiari,
for intentional violation of tbe savings tank
Mr. Reed fit Vernon introduced a bill in
tbo House compelling eclectmtn upon appli
cation to remove at owner's expt ne any wood,
lumber or other obstruction In highways not
having a clear passageway 30 feet wide.
On Wednesday morning tbe bill to incorpo
rate the Fayetteville park asnociatiou was re
ported favorably by the committee on corpo
rations, read a third time, and passed. The
senate bill changing the timo for holding the
supreme court In the county of Windham was
also passed. The senato bill authorizing the
compiling, printing and distribution of laws
relating to elections, qualification of voters,
and the naturalization of forelgu-born citizeus,
also passed the House iu concurrence.
.llinlher "SU Jiidiff." Hill Killed.
In tbe House on Wednesday morning Mr.
Dillingham of Waterbury, iu behalf of a ma
jority of the judiciary committee, reported
in favor of thu bill in relation to judges of
tbe supremo court, introduced by Mr. Barrett
ot Rutland, which provides that the supreme
court shall conBisl of onochief judge and five
assistant judge s, and that the annual salary ot
each shall be $3IHH). The bill was debated
until tbo hour cf adjouiununt, and its die
cesiiou was resumed at tho opening of the
afternoon session. Col. Franklin of Newfane
advocated the bill, aud called for tho yeas and
nays on the question of dismissal. Tbey
were taken, and the bill was dwmiised 13S to
b(l. Of tbe WiuJbam county members, Ad
ams of Marlboro, Allen of Whitingbam, E-tcy
of Dummerston, Kidder of Wardsboro.KiLgs
ley of Athens, Lszelle of Dover, Perry of
Brookline, Rice of Somerset, and Sherwin of
Jamaica voted for dismissal ; Arnold of West
minster, Butterfield of Wilmington, Clark of
Halifax, Conland ot Brattleboro, CuJworlh
of Londonderry, rranklin of Newfane, Kith'
military considerations, tbe control of Indian an of Putney, Reed of Vernon, Sbepard of
reservations in sparsely settled scctionVand
the encouragement which should be given to
actual settlers, involve conditions in the set
tlement of which the cervices of the military
in the Welt cauuot be safely dispensed with
for uiauy years to come. Ho reports gratify
ing progress in marksmanship among the sol- I remain the same ua heretofore.
diers, and says it would now be impossible icr
a close line of battle to stand up before a
skirmish line composed of our qualified
marksmen. Ihe gtuerai expresses great in
tercet in the national guard of the states, aud
urges encouragement of tbe militia organiza
tions by every legitimate means. Excepting
for our ocean commerce and foroursea board
Stratton, Thompson of Grafton, and Ward of
Guilford voted against dismissal, absent or
not voting, Hastings of Windham, Robertson
of Rockingham, and Rutter ot Towusheud.
The senate having already killed a nmiUr
bill, tin number or judges and their piy will
Nrnialor llollon'a "Maori Haul" Hill.
In addition to his bill for the establishment
I of a state railroad commission Senator Holton
1 has introduced a "short haul" billtiorblddiog,
under penally of a fine of $200, any railroad
' company to charge more for hauling a certain
pjautlty or weight ot fretgot any given short
cities, he does not think wo should be much i dl'nce than is charged for hauling the same
a similar (Tsllierlng at each succeeding ses
sion of the legislature.
'Die House passed the bill for I lie removal
of the shire of Oiloaus county.
The joint assembly held on Thursday of
last week tu elect judges of the supremo
oourt was dissolved without action by a voto
ot 25 to 90, on account of the pending bills
affecting the constitution and compensation
ot the judloiary.
Doth bouses I. avo agreed upon to-morrow,
15th lust., as the last day for the Introduction
of bills except by unanimous consent and ex
cept those reported by committees.
ltrort on tho Insstno .lejlialta.
The Joint report of the Senate and Homo
committees on 111 Insane was submitted to
Hi) legislature on the 7th inst. and ordered
printed. Tho committee's vhit to the asy
lum was entirely unexpected, aud by tbeir
request tuny wero at onco shown into tho
kltirhen tlm linne uraa admit r.. .10 "vliers
supper for the inmates was bolng prepared.)'
i no bread, roils anil other roods were tested
and found to bo sweet and ot as good quality
as will be found In any private family. One
noticeable featuro was the special ratigo and
cook e mploye il to prepare those articles of
food which were prescribed for patients who,
by reason of eepeclal peculiarities or sickness,
it was deemed, required such articles of food
as urc given lo invalids in our own homes."
A portion of the wards were visited the samo
oveniug. Later tho committee met tbo state
eupervisors, and learned from thorn
"That this waa the only luatltutloti of the kind In
which no extra charge waa made for clolhlng famish
ed to tlm pstteuls or for property destroyed by them.
uti luruier luierroteating mem it wss lesruttt tust ut
ter careful inquiry tli, y bad not been able to learn of
any-Institution but w hat the price was higher, and an
oi. ra charge wss made for clothing and properly de.
etr-iyf d. urtber, that, etcludlng the intereat on the
plant, repairs, improvements, and the products from
the farm of COO acres, which liielndea the milk of IU
cows used as surb, (-int tnsde Into butter or cheese),
4,rH) busbels nf p'ltatuis, 3,000 busbels of corn on tbo
ear. l.Otsl bushel of outs, 1,R04 bushels vegetables,
and 1.3.W beads of Cabbage, tiitre are also raised and
fattened upun tbe farm from 13 to 30 beeves. Tho
cost per week for the care and sustensnce of each pa
tient f.1.63, an excess over the sum psld by the state
of 13 cuts per w e k, w hlch deAcit Is made tip by the
eleesa over tbe cost nf the price of private patients.
We also learned the foll.iwiug Interesting facts; There
are kt-pl on the rarm lo lmrai-s, lo on n, and 30 or 40
Joung cattle. Hay sulBoleiit to keep the same Is rais
ed, slid there a re consume,) In the j early supplies 809
barrels of flour, 13 tuns of butter, S tons of sugsr, 3
tous of cheese, 1,&IS1 IHiuuds of coffee, 900 pouuds of
tea, and 1,600 cords of wood. Klgtily erBons sre im-pioje-d
In various cspacltles."
The following morning the ins-pi ctlon of
the asylum, including the paik and summer
retreat, was completed, and everything was
found in satisfactory and praiseworthy con
dition, iudioallug advanced metbudi in evety
directlou in the treatment of tho insane.
From Brattleboro the committee went to
Rutland to visit the House of Correction, and
they re com m i ml the provision there of ac
commodations for the convict and criminal
Tbo committee also recommend that the
Btato inert aso its allowance for stato patients,
so as to cover the cost of their maintenance
and increase tbe ability of tbe tfilcers of the,
n-jlum lo give lirger liberty aud better at
tendance to a largd class of iitlients who
would be Lone tiled by such Ire-attuent.
The committee clones its report as follows :
" "In further ace irdanee with your reeolntloo, your
cntumlltefuiitLii 37lb t O. t. viaitisl lb'- home of br.
Clark, situated on a picturesque bluff nesr the city of
llurllugton, overlooking I.ske Champlsln, Tbe doc
tor very kindly showed us his estabtlsbtuent neatly
and tastefully fttte-d op. lie can accommodate 1 or
13 patlenta suffering from the quieter forms of lu
ssnily or nervous disease, llre tbe nnforluoste
suff-rer from business snnoysnrcs or the veistloue
ot society auu our present emulation cau nua a qtu
, 1 1 aod peacful retreat from tbe world, where art aud
j nature can be Ulittt-il to glee vigor to tbe exhausted
i l.ralti slid restore, piiwerto the will which temporarily
it has 1st I aside.
"In conclusion, your committee desire to say that
lo their opiutuu tbe people of Vi rnrmt have In tbe
Vermont asylum st Ilrattleboro an Institution equal
tu all res polls, and superior In some, to sny state tn
atitatlou, aud deserving of the fullest confidence.
I'ucts Concerning- llir- l'rrllmlntsry Hnr
ley of list- l!r.sltlt-born A lla-nnliifrlon
Various statements have been made by the
oppottctits of Ihe Wilmington railroad enter
prise, regarding the preliminary survey, and
Hie story goes the rounds that tbe route is not
feasible, and even that no survey has been
made thai is reliahl". To this I reply that as
thorough preliminary surveys have been made
m are often made for a contemplated road.
It is not expected or cUimeel that a prelimi
nary survey decides posilirely jait wherj tbe
road will be located.
Bat whet sre the facts regarding the sur
veys " The first survey wai maelo under the
supervision of tho late A. C. Mitchell of Bel
lows Palls, who, when be inaJo his final re
port before the director, stated tint the route
was a feasible one, and favorable for a rail
road line. He also stated that great improve.
meul could undoubtedly be mile if time and
money were allowed for that purpose. In r -
viewing tbe maps aud profiles it was evident
thai this was true, anil it was also apparent to
those who followed the survey that certain
portions ol tho line ciuiu be greatly Improv.
ed. Il-nce I employed Mr. Brttrick, of
Worcester, Msss.. who has no superior in the
art of etiguie-erinir. to resurvey most of the
route. Several weeks wero spent in the work,
Sir. But'.rick's report was given ami printed,
aud It Is in my nfflje. Ho pronounced the
1 routs lo-tsible and Mvorable bevonJ ft ques
j lion, aod he is willing to hick up his state
! meul as to grades, eltrtances, bridging, appar
eut rock citttn. etc : and he further states
that he is willing to prove all his statements
by submitting th-ru to the best surveyors in
the country, aud will pay the expense if bis
statements are not found correct. I will go
even further. I will pay the expense of a
locating survey from Brattleboro to Wilmiug
ton if all my statements concerning tbe sur
vey are not fouud essentially correct.
Ihe eliart male by some of my townsmen
OsAxnUcictALKvuer atthelllnk Halunlay even
ing, November Mb. 8kallngfrom7:30tol0. Social
danee from DIM loll US. Music by the band. I'rleet
Yftnr Dismantle 1'i-nNiBitr.nltooMS to rent in my
house ou High street, with, or without board.
tins. 11. F. IIofonroK.
Tux AnuiNiamATons npon the estsle of the late II.
F. Houghton earnestly request all persons who are In
debted to the estste to call at the store snd pay their
bills, The estate must be aettled,
Iflsr, Nov. 8, between Ilrattleboro village and Cei
trevllle, a black ebony cane. The finder will confer a
favor by leaving It at Itanger Thompson's, or at Ea
ton k Ncwell's, West Ilrattleboro.
l'on Sale. The Thompaon bouae, situated on the
corner of Klllot and Klin streets. Enquire of II. It
Tnoursoif, I'lOTCnEl'iuMEsarecbeapat Cheney & Clapp't,
A Qood CoirooRn Waqom for aate cheap. Enquire
at ths Ftiirnlx Office.
The old reliable Hartford, New York, Pennsylvania
and foreign Are Insuranco companies represented by
C'udworth ft Cbllds afford abaolute protection. The
bestls tbe safest In the end.
An experienced dry goods salesman Is wanted at
AnTisTfc ricTcriK FnAMina at Cheney & Clapp's.
alarmed about the probability of wars with
fort igu lands since it would require more
than a million and a half of men lo make a
campaign upon land against us. He earnest
ly Invites immediate attention to ihe perfectly
defenseless condition of our seaboard cities
and tbeir harbors agiinst foreign naval at
tacks, and urgently recommends tbe early be
ginning of a general system of seacoast forti
fications, to be constructed in accordance
wilb requirements involved by tbe latest Im
provements in heavy artillery. Foreseeing
the time. when the improvements in guns of
every calibre will make it impossible for the
forces of one Bide in war to stand up before
those of tbe other, and when thu character of
warfare will be so changed that questions at
issue between countries will have lobe settled
either by arbitration or by waging war on the
enemy's commerce npon laud, in which war
fare men on horseback will alone be available,
Gen, Sheridan urges the development at Fort
Riley ot a cavalry establishment "wor'hy our
amount of freight of the same class a longer to abuse mo for attempting t ) benefit our
Thee Inlrrnul Ileirnur.
Tbe annual report of the commlsnioner of
internal revenue shows tho total receipts for
the last fisoal year to have been $121,,VJ0,03'J.
This was some $23,000,000 less than the pre
vious year. There was a decreaso of $10,
000,000 from tobacco and $10,000,000 from
repealed laws and penalties, and an increase
of $3,000,000 from spirits and fermented liq
uors. The total amount collected from tobac
co was a little leas than $211,000,000. Tbe
amount ot grain used in the production of liq
uors was nearly 10,000,000 bushels, and the
amount of spirits produoed by graius was 7:1, -724,581
gallons. Tobacco and liquors are
everywhere regarded as legitimate subjects of
taxation and these taxes are collected at com
paratively small expense and trouble, the cost
of collecting tbe internal revenue the post
year being less than 4 15 per cent of the
Our Country llonae.
The fondest hopes ot tbe projectors of Our
Country Home are being realized in the high
measure ot success which is attending their
efforts. Varied, lively, reliable, tbe contents
of Our Country Home appeal to every inle'li
gent farmer as no journal of the sort baa ever
appealed before. Its phenomenally low price,
the vitality manifestly expended upon its
manufacture, its well-kept promises of con
stantly growing excellence,its tempting typo
graphy,its country origin, everything about
it is calculated to recommend it most effec
tively to the farmers. Taken alone, Our
Country Home costs but fifty cents a year.
To paid subsciibers for Good Cheer it is only
The Mirror und Partner,
Published at Manchester, N. II., John B. Clarke, ed
itor aud proprletsr, la fast gaining tbe reputation ot
being the beat aa well aa the cheapest agricultural pa
per for New Fngland far mere, It la an elght-page
weekly of 68 columns, two pages being devoted ezclu
aively to rarmlng toptca, Among ita contributor are
not only many of theablest professional wrilera on
these subjects, but hundreds of practical f armera,w ho
here give tbe reaulta of their experience. Ita Market
Iteporta are full aud complete, prepared expreasly for
Ita columns by the beat marktt reporters iu New Eng
land. A Veterinary Department, conducted by oueol
the ablest veterinary surgeons iu the couutry, la an
Invaluable teature, llealdea Ita value at a farming
Journal, containing aa much agricultural reading aa
moat of the two aud three dollar weekllea, It la one of
lbs beat news and family papera, having aeveral spec
ially attractive features, Including a Veteran Soldiers'
Department, Fashion and Household Departmenta,
Puzzler's Column, News Irom every w here, Correspon
dence, Stories, Sketches, etc.
Tbe price or the Mirror and Farmer la It a year,
lly special arrangement with the publlaberwecan fur
nlab the Mirror at Farmer to atraiu:-jayii!f Fheeulx
aubacrlbere ror 63 eta. a year.
SPECIAL CFFEIt. To new subscribers wa will
send Tbe Pheenll from dste to January, 1836, aud the
Mirror aud Farmer onerar, ror f3.
distauce. This bid makes no attempt to die
tate what freight charges shall be, or to es
tablish a mileage basis, but simply sets up a
barrier against the iujusticeof charging more
for hauling a short than a longer distance,
aud is to this ixtent a protection to our Ver
mont manufactuiers and merchant?-. A hear,
ing on this bill was held before tbe railroad
committee Monday evening, when Sdnator
Holton made a strong snd able plea in behalf
of the tniasure. Mr. Hale of Arlington, a
chair manufacturer, appeared and told bar
be had buffered at the hands of tbe Rutland
i Bennington railroad ou account of their
unjust and discriminating charges.
On tbe same evening Ilea. C. F. Thompson
of Brattleboro and Rev. C. S. Smith appeared
before tbe committee in behalf of a bill to
prevent the running of needless Sundty
trains, as for excursions, newspapers and the
Senator Holton'a bill prohibiting telegraph
or telephone companies from culling or niuti
litiug trees has passed the senate.
Mr. Pilling of Benuington has introduced
a hill in tbe House rtquiriug a railing not lees
than 18 Inches high around bear traps aud tbe
placing of a sign, "Bear trap," within 12 feet
of the trap. We aro not told whether the
bill is for the protection of bears or of human
kind, but tbe introduction of the bill is said
to have caused "an audible smile" in tbe
The grasshopper bounty bill has been ruth
, A bill appropriating ij 5000 for replacing the
present wood staircases in tbe stato prison
with iron ones, and for other prison improve
ments, has passed both houses. This bill is
familiarly known as "the bill to exterminate
bedbugs," tbe complaint of tbo prison officials
being that tho wood staircases harbor these
Dr. Conland's bill putting a prohibitory tar
iff on peddlers was killed iu the House last
The bill limillag tbe amount for which a
town may bond itself in aid of a railroad to
five times thu amount of its grand list caused
a lively delate in the senate Monday after
noon, Tbe committee reported tbe bill fc
vorably, but proposed to amend by making
the amount two times the grand list. Tbe
amendment was adopted, and the bill will
probably pass tbe senate.
It is not probable that there will be any
legislation affecting barbed-wire tences. Al
ready three "barbed wire" bills have been
killed in the House one making a barbed
wire fence to consist of four strands one foot
apart, one making tbe two upper strands of
smooth wire, and one ordering a board or pole
to be attached to the top strand.
Numerous and strong petitions have been
presented from all parts of the state, praying
for the establishment ot an agricultural ex
periment station and of a soldiers' home. On
Tuesday the military committee held a meet
ing to consider the soldiers' home question.
Six thousand people nf tbe state have asked
for the establishment of such a borne, and a
bill for one will be introduced. It is estimat
ed tbat 100 old soldiers in the state now ueed
tbe care ot such a place.
Tbe governor has approved and sigued the
following bills : An act to provide for a gen
eral Index of laud records in the several coun
ties la Ihls state ; an act to legalize the quad
rennial appraisal of real estate in the town of
Somerset in 1882, aud tbe grand lists of said
town for 1883 auel 1884 ; an act relating to
weights and measures ; an act In relation to
fire districts) an act autboiiziug telephonic
communication with public ofiloes ; an act
relating to weight of certain grains and vege
tables ; an act relating to disclosure in liquor
oises by persous convicted ot the crime of
Tbe senate of 1882 held a pleasant reunion
In the senate chamber last week Wednesday
tveulug, aud made arrangements for holdiug
town aud county may have afforded tbem
great pleasure. II so, they are woloome to
tbeir enjoyment. Tbe attacks that have been
made aud tbe most absurd etatemeuts that
have been sworn to have not changed tbe
views and purposes' of lue friends of the en.
terprise one iota, snd tbey will still labor to
help it forward, fully believing in its final
success. I-.iwATtr Lnosnv.
The A'oscmlaer Croi llsiorl.
The November returns of cotton to the de
partment of agriculture ehow that the long
continued drouth has reeluc d Ibe production.
Ihe Indicsttons polut to a crop somewhat lar
ger lhati that of 1SH3, gathered in unusually
tine condition, of good color, unstained by
stoitus and free from trash and dirt. Tha
corn product Is expected to exceed 1.800.OO0.
000 bushel", or an average rate ot about "i!
bushels an acre. Ibe best yields are, as in
le-Ml, in what na boen de-lguated as "Inn
great American d.aert." The "arid regions"
in the vicinity of tbe 100 ib meridian bsve
produced heavy ciops of maizi of high qua!
ity. Thit Hue ot longitude has ceased to be
an absolute barrier tocoru production or gen
eral farming. Tho quality of corn is better
than in lbV.l nearly everywhere, and in the
northern belt it is worth 2.1 to 7." per cent
more, i lie potato crop is neuriv an average
yield, or 1HI bushels per acre, aud exceeds
A dynamite manufactory near tbo village
ol Mouehsburg, ra , blew up last week Thurs1
day afternoon, shaking the country for a ais
tauceof 10 to 20 miles around. The works
cousUtetl of five frame buildings, the timbers
or which were sent Hying in all directions.
nothing remaining but the foundations. The
three men in the building were literally blown
to atoms, fo the cause of I In explosion will
never ho known. A till furnace stack ten
miles uwuy, in which several mm were put
ting a now lining of fire-brick, was toppled
down by the explosion aud buried six men in
Wilhiu tho pat woek tin fact has dovel
opcel that cholera is epidemic in Paris and
bus been lor eome tlm p.est. although Its ex.
istencee was kept secret by the authorities so
as not hurt tbe trade of the city. The deaths
are from 30 to 40 per dav. Tho disease
thus far confined to a squalU part of the city
rarely vnueei or seen by ktrangers.
All tho business part of Palatka. Florida,
was wiptel out by fire last Saturday nlcbt.
Three fine hotels, favorite resorts of Northern
visitors, are Inclueleel iu tbe ruin, The loss
Is plaoeel at If 7.10,000.
The twenty-first annual meeting of the
reunion society tit Vermont oftloe-rs was held
si .Moul poller ou 'ibursday of last wetk.
The business meeting took place at the state
house iu the afternoon, when officers were
elected lor ibe (ouiing year wtm Col. Wll
Ham 0. Holbrook as president. At 7:30 in
the evening the nfiliers assembled at the.
Pavilion, aud under the marslnlahii) of Gen.
V. W. Henry and headed by the Montpelier
uanu, marcneu lo me state muse, where tbe
annual addrtss was delivered by Col, Aldaoo
P. Walker of Rutland. The hall of the
house of representatives was tilled to over
nowing. At the concMslon of Col. Walker
address, which received a cordial vote r
thanks, the society repaired to the Pavilion
dining nan, wnere a banquet was served, fol
lowed by toasts and speeches. The next re
nnlon will be held at Burlington.
Rev. L. B, Hibbard, formerly editor of
the Ludlow Tribune, has been appointed a
oomtuiseioner to the New Orleans exposition
lea tun btu.it) Ol ZU1UOIS.
The annual meetiuc of tha Vermont
Stato Agricultural Society will be held at the
vveiaon uouse, Bt Alban, ou Wednosday,
Look out for several special bargains at
Conductor Wheeler has moved this week
to his new house on Pearl street.
John Retting is putting in the foundation
for a house opposite Dr. Post's on Green
W. G, Dootitlle has broken ground for
another dwelling bouse fronting on Central
The First Regiment band goes to Clare-
tnont, N. II , to take part in a Dcrnooratlo
The Unitarian society held their first so.
ciable of the season with Mr. and Mrs. G. II.
Ryder on Tuesday evening.
The local Odd Fellow organizations are
expecting a visit from Grand Master II. L.
Stilsou of Bennington to-morrow.
For tho present the ladies of the W. C.
U. will hold their regular meetings every
Tuesday afternoon, at 3 p. M , at the Y. M. 0.
Frank K. Housh manufactured and ship
ped about a quarter of a million of bis pai
nted campaign advertising cards during the
season closing with the election.
Mrs. Don Houghton and family of Dum
merston have moved Into John Retting s
house, corner of Green and High streets, the
lartn having been sold to John t. Houghton
Mr. G. W. Prouty of Guilford sends us
some specimens or apples raised by blm tbls
season which are bandsomo enough to have
done duty at the recent grange fair in tbat
O. Ii. Miner has already shipped .1000
barrels of apples from tbls vicinity to Boston
and other markets, and tbe amount shipped
by olber parties has not been less than 1000
Edwin Elmer, who went from here sev.
eral years ago to engage in the grocery bus!
ness at Pittstleld, Mass., has sold out there
and is about going to Blair, Neb , to engage
in biock raising.
Leroy F. Adams of tho Vermont Live
btock company arrived at Dickinson. Dakota,
on tbe line of tbe Northern Pacifio railroad
on Tuesday, and will be In Brattleboro by the
end oi next weeE.
The transparencies used in tl)6 Demo.
cratic parade Wednesday evening were Bent
to ltennington for use in a similar demonstra
tion thero last evening, and to-night are ex.
peeled to do similar duty at Wilmington.
Laat Saturday afternoon tha daughters
of Ihe late Holland Pettes Mrs. Frost of
Williamsville, Mrs. Sargent and Mrs. Cooke
and daughter ot Brattleboro, paid a visit to
their old borne now owned by Hon. Dorman
Ji. tatoo. lira, l.auo was unable to go on
account oi in neaun.
Mr. Jason French of Keene. N. H.. whose
death is elsewhere recorded, was a native of
liraiueboro and lived here until be reached
bis msjotlty. He was the senior partner of
tne nrtn oi J. x i. l-reuen, sieign and car
riago manufacturers, wbo&e "Keene sleighs
Lave so long had an established reputation
over a wide territory.
At the annual meeting of the ladies' be
nevolent society ot the Baptist church, tbe
following orucers were chosen for tbe ensuing
year! Piesident, Mrs. Dr. Tucker; Vice
President, Mrs. J. J. Eitey ; Secretary and
treasurer, airs. u. It. tJIary. All are Invited
to attend a sociable at tbe house of Mr. J. J
I'.stey on Monday evening next.
I. B. Thorn has thoroughly renovated
the drug store In tbe steen block and con
vtrted it into an attractive and well-regulated
place or business, lo-day, tbrouRb our ad
vertising columns, he asks the publio for a
snare ol ineir patronags. Air. Thorn bos
bad long experience in bis business, be is a
competent druggist, and we believe bis cus.
tomers will find themselves well served at his
Tbe letter carriers are having a hard road to trav
el. Kacb one la stopped on every trip by some demo.
crat wbo haula out a ple.ee of tape and commeneea
measuring to aee ii tne unuorm will Ol him ;ur
ujtvii tree l'rtM item.
In Brattleboro a uniform it of no coose
quence, but there's just an even half-gross of
Democrats, each ot whom is sore, without
measuring, that Mr. Mansur's old shoes would
just fit him.
The November Y. M. C. A. Bulletin
Bays : "The large doors wbicb are to serve as
a partition dividing our room have arrived
and are put in place, so that we can now
have one or two rooms, as we have needed
very much for so long. Our reading room
will remain the same as heretofore free to
all who use it for tbat purpose ; tbe other
room will be kept exclusively tor members o
tbe association and their friends whom they
may choose lo invite in with them."
The suit of the Worthlngton Paper com
puny of Holyoke, Mass., against 0. II. Da
venport was tried at J. M. Tyler's office, be
fore L. M. Read as referee!, on Tuesday and
Yttdnesday. The suit was for a quantity of
paper sold to Davenport in November last for
bis "Uhrtsimss supplement." Toe defend
ant claims that the paper was not according
to contract, ine referee win render bis re
port at tbe March term ot tbe Windham
Cbsttleboeo. Vt.. Nuv. 11. Tbe Drsltle-boro
Democrats aud Independents, with delegatlooa from
varlova parts of tbia county and adjoining alassschu
aetta and New Uampabire towns, united la a grand
parade and Jollification here to-night. It waa one of
tbe largeat political demooatrationa ever aeeo la
Windham county. .1 ssoefafed 'ress iUm in lioettm
When will you learn to tell the truth, Bro,
Childs ion know perfectly well that, com
pared with naif a-dozen ilepublican demon
strations four years ago, your celebration was
A large and gay party gathered at the
skating rink Mcndsyeveniug on tbe occasion
ol the n opening under Mr. fioah Jackson
management. 'J.U9 company seemed de,
lighted to welcomo beck to Brattleboro tbe
gentleman whose untiring efforts for the
pleasure and comfort of bis patrons made
the rink a popular success last season. Mr,
Jackson bos made arrangements for a series
of entertainments inoluding a social dance
one evening every week, special parties, nov
elties, etc, which promise to make this fa-
vorlte resort more attractive than ever.
Justice William S. Newton officiated In
recent jury case in Guilford which excited
considerable local interest. Tbe cose was
tbatot Obas. E. Alexander t. Wm. Hatfield
trial on a writ of replevin for the reoovery of
a two years old beifer, valued at $20. Tho
plaintiff claimed that the sale was conditional,
and tbat the conditions bad not been ful
filled, while defendant claimed that tbe sale
was absolute. The writ was made returnable
Sept. 27th, but the cose was contiuued to Ibe
30tb, when a trial was had and the jury disa
greed. The case was then contiuued to Ojt.
13lh, when another trial was bad before jury
No. 2 with Ilka result. Tbe case was then
continued to last week Friday, Nov. 13th,
when jury No. 3, consisting of Dr. Oood
willie and Geo. Hubbard of Vernon. Geo. A.
Boyden, 0. L. Miner. E E. Siockwell and
S. S. Russell of this town, returned a verdict
for plaintiff, with one cent damages and costs,
The plaintiff managed his own case, while
Uen. W. W. Lynde appeared ror tbe defend,
ant. Tbe local feeling seemed to be mainly
in lavor ot ine aeienaaui.
Ths Rutbian mission band ot the Baptist
church gave an enjoyable entertainment at
the vestry last evening, and, judging from the
large audlenoe present, we should say tbey
gleaned a goodly siim therefrom. Over the
platform at the front of tbe vestry was an
arch formed of tbe name "Rutbian," In letters
of evergreen, and below it was suspended tbe
emblematic wheat-eheaf. At tbe rear of the
room were tables laden with articles for sale,
including various pretty specimens of fanoy
work, Sowers aud confectionery. The lead'
ing piece of tbe evening, "Sowing Light.
was performed by 17 young girls, represent
ing America, Christianity, and tbe missions
or Turkey, India, llurmab, Ceylon, China,
Japan. Africa, and the American Indians,
The oriental costumes worn vera bona tide
ones, obtained from the mission bonse in Bos
ton, and thtlr wearers were tbe Misses Wise.
ftlAwart 1tf.m!d nirnliar.l nn1lltU
Chase and Robblns j Miss Ada Richardson
personated "Atneiles," Miss LImIo Sherwln
"Christianity." and seven younger girls were
real "Ameilean children." "A Missionary
Meeting," at which the board of managers
listened to the experiences of its solidiing
committee, was suggestive as well as amusing
There were vocal selectlous by the Misses
Mozart, Instrumental mnslo by Lacy Chase
Maud Tower and Miss Allen, and recitation
by Bessie Van Doom, Minnie Brazor, Maud
Tower and little Florenoe Thorn.
At the recent general term ot the sunrtm.
court S. M. Waite, through his counsel, liar,
rett t Barrett, made application to have the
entry of "judgment affirmed" In the case of
ij. in. nice, receiver, against wane's estate
in insolvency which was entered at the last
February term of tbe supreme court for tbls
county, by tbe consent of counsel for the re.
Oliver and tie assignees stricken off snd the
case continued to the general term for arsu.
n,..l Mr WS,.'. n,.nl 1 I ...! .1...
UJUU. bvuuov. V.CUIQU US
had an Interest In the case and judgment
could not be entered without his consent.
Tbe courtdecllned to entertain the application
upon the ground that if Waite had any reme
dy bis application should bo made to tbe court
which rendered the judgment. It is under
stood that Wake's counsel will renew their
application at tbo lerm or the supremo court
to be held in this county next February. The
cousel for the the assignees and recelverclalm
tbat Mr. Waite is not a party lo tbe proceed
ing and tbat they have the sole power of say.
ing what disposition should be made ot the
case, and it is probable tbat tbe court will so
Tbe Reformer of Itst week. In mslln,.
characteristic allusion to tbe action of tbe
Brattleboro merchants who signed a paper
assuring Wilmington people of tbeir continu
ed Interest In tbeir welfare, and of tbeir wish
ror closer business connection with tbem, con.
trived to give currency lo J. O. Eddy's tin.
generous insinuation tbat the Brattleboro rail
road people bad "no Idea of getting a rail
road, tbat tbe vote to bond was a mere for.
mality, aud all tbat was intended by It was to
make Wilmington people believe we wanted
It." In reply to this It Is only necessary to
say, positively and emphatically, that there
has been neither buncome nor pretense on
the part of any Brattleboro man in his woik
for the railroad. Brattleboro business men
want this road built for tbeir own interest
and self-protection, and no less for Ibe bene
fit of their Wilmington neighbors. They
have worked for tbe road earnestly and in
good laun, and iney nave not asked or need
ed at any time to be advised or directed in
their Bction by either J. G, Eddy or the editor
of the Reformer.
In his sermon on "Elements of Stsbllitv
in our National Life," ,!at Sunday evening,
Rev. S. II. Lee, opening with tbe dtclar.
atlon tbat "God is a moral force in the
world," and tbat this force has been at woik
through all our one hundred years ot history.
enumerated as among our elements oi slabil
ity tbe fact tbat we were all of "one blood,
that we have one language, one literature, and
one religion, aud that we have an "inherited
history the uplilting power of great and
patriotio events behind us. The power of
the press, the railroad and tbe telegraph,
giving to an ine people tne same information,
the same idtas, and tbe same topics of dls.
cussion at the eame time, the speaker said
was a power hardly to be sufficiently estimat
ed. Our economic condition tbo ease with
which we get a living is an important ele
ment, as also is tbe even distribution of nroo-
erty, for, in epite of everything said to the
contrary, we have very few very rich men
and very few very poor men. We have no
n zed laboring cuss wbo cannot rise above
their condition. The continual division cf
great estates, the fact that none of these ts-
tales remain more than a generation or two
intact, is an element strongly favotiog our
general economio condition. Our absolute
freedom of speech is a safety-valve in every
time of excitement, and, finally, our political
system, founded In inherited ideas, and con
formed to tbe feelings and ideas and convic
tions of the people, is our great tower of
strength, which shows itself in a crisis like
the present. In spite of all partisan bitter
ness and angrinesa of discussion, every man
esteems bis neighbor honest and a patriot,
and each party expects and believes that the
other party will do the main things right.
Uur local interests our courts, our roads,
our schools, our homes aro felt at heart to
be really far above the question, as a matter
of individual importance, as to who shall be
our next President. Tbe gracious favor of
tbe God of onr fathers Is with us. He sees
that we have a miseion to perform and will
not permit it to come to naught. In closing
Mr. Lee counseled tbe continuance of a stout
fight, in spite of all discouragements, against
corruption In bigb places or impurity in pri
vate life, and told bis bearers why he had
himself voted for St. John at the late election
--stating in eloquent terms the rule of con
duct which be believed should always govern
tbe action of tbe conscientious voter at the
ME INIEBESTISO WAU BEMISICEXCIS HI
At the annual meeting of tha reunion so
ciety of Vermont officer), held at Montpelier
last week, ex Gov. Holbrook was one of the
honored guests, at the after-dinner ep.-akiog
was calb-d upon to reply to the toast, "Oir
War Governor." He was felicitously intro
duced by CoL Hooker as "the man who
signed most of tbe commissions of ths offl
cers present, and wbo was one of President
Lincoln's most trusted supporters among tbe
governors of the loyat states." Io reply Gov.
Holbrook said that he commissioned so many
of tbe Vermont officers that they all seemed
to him like eons. He watobed tbem with
pride and confidence aa they went out to set.
lain the flag; and be waa proud to seethe
survivors ot tbeir number fulfilling tLeir du
ties as citizens in a way which thowtd that
tbe lessons of self-reliance and devotion to
duty taught them in tbe war had not been lost
in peace. Recalling some reminh.oenc.ee of the
war time, hi mentioned the fact that In Ihe
dark time previous to Antietam be wrote lo
President Lincoln suggesting tbe propriety cf
a call for more troops, and pledging tbe
state ot Vermont not only to respond to a
call but, if necessary, to (quip her men, and
wait for reimbursement till tbe government
should be in a position to pay the debt. Pro
vost Marshal General Draper wai thereupon
sent to Vermont by Mr. L'ncoln, and as a
consequence of the consultation a draft of a
joint letter, to be signed by the loyal govern
ors, was drawn by Gov. Holbrook, pledging
support to the government. This was signed
by all tbe governors of the loysl states, and
on this wss based tbe second call for 300,000
three years' men. Then came the call for
nine months' regiments, filled elsewhere by
drafts from tbe militia, while Vermont filled
hers with volunteers. Gov. Holbrook aUo al
luded to the successful experiment of bring
ing the sick and wounded soldiers home from
tbe field to hospitals in their own states, in
augurated by Vermont during his administra
tion, and generally adopted. In these and
other ways Vermont held up the hands of Mr.
Lincoln, and the men of this state stood high
in his confidence.
THE MOMiS's ACXILIAIIT OF THE I. JI, C, 1.
At the meeting ot tbe board of managers
held last Tuesday afternoon for the election
of offioers, no choice was made for president
Mrs. 8. H. Lee, Mrs. W. H. Collins, Mrs. F.
E. Tower and Mrs. I. McAnn were elected
vice presidents, Mrs. Lre consenting to set
as president for tbe present ; Mrs. J. N Rob
bine, secretary ; Mrs. E. P. Carpenter, treas
urer. Tbe business meeting of the board of
managers Is to be held on the first Tuesday
of every month. Following are the commit
tees appointed :
On Rooms Mrs. J. J. Estey, Mrs. Dr. O ale, lira.
Edward Clark, Mra. W. 11. Qcddla.
On Social Oatberloia Mrs. Annie Fulton, Mrs. E.
II. Van Doom, Miss Mary Graves, Mist Nellie Yeaw.
On Flowers Mrs. Geo. E. Crowell, Mrs. II. Tjler,
Mrs. N. I. Uswley, Mrs. A. W. Nichols.
Ou Work lor lloys Mrs. C. U, Mansnr, Miss E. T.
Colburn, Miss F. ii, Allen, Miss Carrie Uouabtou.
On Memberships Mrs. II, W. Bruce, Miss E.T, Col
burn, Mlsa Emma Houghton, Mlaa Jennie Fisher.
The auxiliary starts off with a membership
of CO, which will be largely increased as soon
as tbe Christian women of tbe town become
better acquainted with Ihe aims and methods
of the association. Hec'i.
the soldiers' monument ram,
The movement reoently inaugurated for
tbe purchase and erection of a soldiers' mon
ument in memory of the part which Brattle
boro bore in the war of tbe rebellion bas al
ready gained such strength that we feel con
fident in predicting a genuine success tor the
fair whiuh is to be held on Wednesday and
Thursday evenings of next week at tbe town
ball. Previous to the fair a canvass will b
made for subscriptions in aid of the fund,
and some of our prominent citizens have al
ready promised to give $30 apiece towards it.
An elegant gold-beaded cane has been con
tributed for tbe fair by Col. nooker, which
Is to be voted to the most popular doctor In
town. Handsome contributions are also
promised from out of-lown paities.andtnsny
Brattleboro ladles are busy manufacturing
fancy articles, etc, for the tables. As yet
there Is no definite plan as to what eball be
tbe design or cost ot the monument to be
erected. It bas been ascertained tbat the one
located In Fairmount park, Philadelpbis
oonsisting of a single figure, a s01''6'"
bronze, of berolo size, costing some $8,000
ot $10,000-can be duplicated In the sam
material at a cost of only $3,000 j and it H
suggested that such a figure, placed upon
suitable pedestal inscribed with the nsoei
of all the eoldlers who went to the war from
Brattleboro, would be, perhspn, the most nl-
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