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BELLOWS FALLS TIMES, FEBRUARY 5, 1891.
Sfltourc ill5 STimcs. VERMONT IN GENERAL. BRATTLEBORO. M. IToldon of Londonderry has s. bought the Percy restaurant in nana block. The bailiffs have instituted test suits nrrninst-. liinl nronertv OWUCrS tO COhipcl thn I'leftnlnc of snow from their side walks. Some of the most prominent military men jn the state are expected to attend the military ball at the town hall Thurs day evening. The Young Men's Christian associa tion's gymnasium exhibition at the town hall Saturday night faithfully exempli fied Instructor Maynard's method. The program included high calisthenics for the boy's class, high kicking, dumb bell drills, vaulting-buck drills, heavy bell and club work, parallel and horizontal bars, wrestling and pyramids. C. C. Warren of Watcrbury and Dr. II. II. Swift of Pittsford were in town Saturday looking over the hatchery of the local fish and game club, preparatory to recommending to the governor a suit able location for the establishment of the proposed state fish preserve. They are said to have been impressed with the completeness and utility of the local hatchery. About 50 stockholders of the Valley fair association met at the Brooks house Saturday and re-elected the following ofiieers for the year : Presideut, George AV. Hooker; vice-president, F. M. Waite; secretary, Charles AV. Sargeant; assist ant secretaries, AV. S. McKenney and Leslie Scott: treasurer, Julius J. Estey; general superintendent. J. A. Taylor. These rew directors were added to the board : Fred Pierce and AV. K. Ware of Chesterfield, C. D. Noyes, II. F. Brooks, F. J. Bailey, C. N. Bemis, L. F. Pettee, P. S. Eames and D. M. Barber of 'Brat- tleboro, Warren Cushing of Vernon, Charles Robinson of Ley den, A. 11. IS a- son of Hinsdale, George Underwood of JNewfane, A. VV. Kiee of Wilmington, Willard Bills of Westmoreland, F. D. Stafford of AVhitingham, It. Q. Wilcox of Jacksonville, P. II. R'uterandtE. B. Batch- elder of Townshend and George Kelson of Coleraine. The various committees who were elected recommended increased premiums on farm products, and it was voted to hold the next fair AVednesday and l hursday, September 30, and Ucto- ber 1. The proprietors of the Brooks house gave a complimentary dinner to the members of the society. SAXTON'S RIVER. fC. W. Osgood is agent for The Times for Sax- ton s itivcr; win receive ana rorn-ara suu- scrlptions, anil furnish extracoples. E. S. Sabin is very sick with the grip. ' Miss Lingley, of Boston, is here on a visit to her sister, Mrs. C. W. Osgood. Charles Ranney and Miss Hattie Bailey were married last Tuesday evening and started on their wedding tour AVednes day noon. T. F. AleWniW nnrt v. n snfloii went to Boston la3t week to see about contracting for an oro-an tn nlae in the TtpWsfc cbiirch.' Michael Mack died Monday night, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Patrick Harty, after a sickness of about two weeks. The funeral was held at 10 o'clock. Wednesday, in the Catholic church at Bellows Falls Rev.' J. H. Robbins delivered his fare Veil sermon last Sunday morning, and started for his home in .Nova bcotia Mon day. He is a man whom it will be hard to renlace. as he made friends every where, especially with the young people. It is hoped that all persons interested in the advancement of the public wel fare, will patronize the entertainment to be given next Thursday and Friday even- ings ior tne Denent oi uie reauius room. " Sumter to Arjoomattox" Is a model G. A. R tilav in most respects. Although manv of the trying and most fiendish incidents of the war are shown up in this drama, unlike other military plays, there is no firing of guns on the stage. The camn scene and the tableau of the battle- field of Gettysburg!! Dy nignt alter ine second day's hgnt is luny worm ine once of admission. A iuu orcnestra will accomDanv the drama. Dr. C. T Clarke, leader. PERKINSVILLE. Leslie Herrick has gone to Mansfield, Mass., to work m a shoe-shop. Mr. Chandler from Maine is visiting at his daughter's, Mrs. A. L. .warden's Will Brown and wife of West Windsor are stopping with Mrs. Leslie Herrick. Mrs. Wecden of North Springfield spent a few days last week with Mrs. J.E Call. Mrs. Lou Bailey of Charlestown, N, H., spent Saturday and Sunday at her lather's, E. Marcy s. Gen. Charles Williams of Manchester, N. II., is in town looking after the inter est of his soap-stone works. On account of storm the donation for the benefit of Rev. H. M. Hopkinson was postponed until last Tuesday evening, when a goodly number gathered at the Baptist church and left tokens of regard to the value of about $4U. Last Friday evening Dr. Hazelton, when returning to his home, met with quite an accident near Otis Stearns . When turning out for a team to pass, his horse becoming unmanageable turned over the sleigh and freeing himself en- tirely from it he ran, and all search for ZSFZSStSZJSS KSffiS .',, , . ... , , . lord's barn for a night's lodging. SPRINGFIELD. J. W. Pierce has been sick but is out again. A minstrel show will be given by local talent in the near future. Rev. C. F. Mclntyre lectured at the Universalist church last Sunday from the suhjpct, " Some Thoughts on Intel lectual Living." Charlie Odette was arrested last week lor showing indecent photographs and fined, the hue and costs amounting to 14. Hearing that another count was to be brought against him he left town suddenly and didn't give any address. The series of illustrated sermons at the Congregational church closed last Sunday night with the sermon on the parable of the ten virgins. The meet- ings have been well enough attended to encourage Mr. Pressey to continue them later. An Illustrated sermon is new to this part of the country and the series has attracted much attention. A fellowship meeting to celebrate the the tenth anniversary of the organiza tion of the first society of Christian Endeavor will bo held here this (Thurs day) evening. All the societies in tho Black Kiver union are invited and an in teresting program arranged. LONDONDERRY. Miss Estello Dodge is at home visit. on a Mrs. C. E. AVoods is quite sick with fever. L. P. Sheldon and family are visiting in Bennington. John G. AValker, jr. is staying with his father for a few days. E. F. Bigelow and George Shattuek are at work in the pulp mill at South Londonderry. Last week the. friends and neighbors of Herman Dow, who has been sick for some time, met, cut and drew up his stock of wood. The "Two Orphans," given by the Londonderry Dramatic club On Friday- evening, proved one or the greatest suc cesses that this well known club has ever yet scored. Union hall was packed to its fullest capacity by a crowd that be stowed unrestrained praises on the fine way in which the play was presented. J he drama is a realistic representation of faucitul romance, bringing together in contrast the characteristic influences of the high and low life at the French me tropolis. The parts ofthe "Orphans" were taken most acceptably bv Miss Ettie Gibson and Mrs. E. F. Arnold. It may be unnecessary but we think we can safely sav that Mrs. Arnold is one of the best actresses in southern Ver mont. The same may be said of Mrs. AV. L Gibson, who had the part of La Frochard playing it to perfection. The parts of Jacques, Pierre, Chevalier, Count De Liniers, and Countess De Liniers, Picard, Antoiue and Marianne were supported in fine shape and with dramatic skill, by F. AV. Williams, AV. L. Gibson, C. M. Earnes, A. A.Curtis, Mrs. G. L. Parker, A. C. Gibson, P. It. Holt, and Miss Myrtelle Eason. WINDSOR. Mrs. Philip Gorden, a former resident. is tne guest or jurs d . m. Howe The capital stock of the AVindsor Machine company is increased 10,000. Charles E. Williams is taking a three months course at the school of oratory in tsoston. Rev. J. Wassail, who has been confined to the house for two weeks, is able to be out again Mrs. AVilham Sheldon is spending few days with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. jyi. iv. raine. The post office was closed on Monday from 2 p. m. till 7.43 p. m. and the flag nung at nan mast. The home talent minstrels will give an entertainment February 10 for the benefit oi me w musor iiDrary, ice cutting nas commenced. The ice stored In the largest stack which was made la8t spring has been purchased by nanes lien. OlareneeJ'.nmiima hnn rprp?vp1 frnm the presiding elder of the New Hamr shire Methodist conference an appoint ment as local preacher at Hinsdale, JN. ii., and commenced his labors there last Sunday. A meeting of the shareholders of the Windsor national bank is called for Feb ruary 11, to see if the shareholders will vote to place the bank In voluntary liqui dation, and to select an agent to close up Its allairs. J. Frank AVilliams has resigned his position in the Windsor national bank to accept a position in the Ogdensburg, N. Y., national bank. Arthur Harris has been appointed to fill the vacancy in -- A very large number were in attend- ance at the auction sale of the real and personal estate of the late Volney C Hodgman and prices ruled high. Luke Watriss of Claremont, formerly of Windsor, bought the farm for 82 105. Mrs. nodgman has removed to Hart- iora CHESTER. A. N. Chandler is agent for The Times for unester ; win receive ami torwaru subscrip tions, and also furnish extra copies. Beautiful weather the past week. W. P. Chapin and wife made a short visit at Walpole, N. II., last week. From the effects of the warm wind the past week the snow has settled one-half. Social dance at Fullertou hall this week Friday evening in aid of the base Dan club. George II. Waldron and nuffh Henrv attended the state encampment at Bur lington this week. There are several from here talking of attending the Masonic dance at Bellows Falls Friday evening of this week. The school at Factorvville is to have an exhibition this week Saturday even ing. A drama, recitations, etc., consti tute the program. Quite a number from here have im proved the opportunity this pleasant weather to fish through the ice at Lowell lake and the result has been good. The nigh school scholars are to give a dramatic entertainment at their school room February 20 and 21, presenting the drama, "I'nder the Laurels" and two farces. nni jio., ,.., ... T,.., May Concert companyat the Townx ha !a"L?-f "-as enjoyed i mm.li uy an urtscuu jt was IirSL- class in e ' wa IIf)nft I . -J " EAST JAMAICA. isirs. A. 15. Metcalf has just closed a very successful and pleasant term of school. She is a teacher of ahilitv anil 8UCC-f dS PIT."8 the good-will of her pupils, and holding them interested. She gave such entire satisfaction, that it is the wish of scholars and parents that her services may be secured for anoibor term. The scholars, parents and friends gathered on Saturday evening at the home of Solon Densmore, where the time was very pleasantly passed in singing, recitations, etc., and all went homi fL ing tney had been amply repaid for the trouble in getting out on such a arnrmv evening. Several expressed a wish that they might have similar gatherings, and in so doing became more neighborly and better acquainted, with kindly feel- ings for all. FELfcHVILLt. Iloraeo f : homo with his family mis week, Fred Cole h.i rL t. ITanover. N. II to work in a grocejry store. Dana Cov. wir In ml son. are the guests of her mother, Mils. Harriet Amsden. Hank White wp"1 tn Brandon the first of the week to assHt in tho presentation of the old f ashloneU "deestrick skule." JNews was reeeivdd of the death of A. AV. Tutnam. a fo ilier resident of this I town, at his home il I Proctorsville Thurs day morning. I Ihe telephone BOal held at the ladies' rooms Thursday e-ning was not a suc cess on account off the storm, but five uuuars Deing received Mrs. Forest Persn s is in Boston, called there to attend tte funeral o her aunt, Mrs. Pierce, with i lived, and she is nw horn she formerly attending her uncle k, a retired Congre la number of years Saturday morning, ilghly respected by who is dangerousl ij Rev. Horace Hen'. gational minister, f a resident here, die no was a man very every one, having smile and pleasant WOrtt lor all, and Will h irrpat-.lv misapH. His family have the heni rfit. of their friends and neighbors. Ihe many friends of David Bnrnbnm and bride gave him a surnrise. last, Mon day evening, the ladies with their lunch baskets. All were very cordially re ceived and a good social time was enjoyed by all, interspersed with music, both vocal and instrumental, also games, dur ing which refreshments were served; soon after all left for their homos wish ing them a long and happy life. The minstrel show under Hank White's direction, which was repeated by special ...... ,wlf. t- 1 I. '. .... . 1 , i jcijucau iiui 1 1 maj teumg iur me tele phone, was a success financially, the hall being crowded to its full capacity. Over .$150 were taken, which gives a fresh impetus to our telephone project. II. AV. btocker and little son were the chief attractions, their singing being heartily encored. The parts were all well rendered and caused hearty laughter. The clog dancing by O'Brien of Keene deserves notice. Hank can sneak for himself as he was there as usual. WESTON. E. A. Clayton was home over Sunday T. H. Richardson is off to Acworth, N. ii., ror a visit. Rev. II. C. Searles lost his horse rather suddenly last week, it being sick only a tew hours. (Jause of sickness unknown Rev. E. S. Pressey of Springfield de livered a valuable lecture to a small but appreciative audience last Tuesday even ing. At the Demorest prize speaking con test at the Baptist church, last Friday night, rank Howe succeeded in obtain ing the silver medal, although two or three others were marked nearly as high The Library Association will present the.drama, " Uncle Tom's Cabin," onUrl- day and Tuesday evening, February 13 and 17. This is always a favorite drama, and will be satisfactorily rendered. New scenery and costumes have been engaged, a big house is expected and seats are being made accordingly. Admission 20 cents. Parker's orchestra of London derry wiill furnish music for dancing? A saw mill run by 1 hotnas Vail, was burned last Friday nigh t with contents, including considerable machinery and manufactured stock. The Harris manu facturing company had $2000 worth of machinery and manufactured stock in the mill. The latter tas to have been shipped to Rutland on (Saturday. M. J. Francisco & Co. of Rutland held the in surance on the property. The total loss is estimated to be from $7000 to $10,000. The Harris manufacturing company has made arrangements for the shipment of chair stock from another mill. The cause of the fire is unknown. PUTNEY. Mr. Graves moves into C. W. Kimball's new house this week. Patrick Mooney is in Rome, N. Y., having a cancer removed from his lip. Rev. F. W. Whippen of St. Albans, a former Universali3t pastor of the soci ety, was called here to attend the funeral of S. E. Wheat last Monday afternoon. One hundred persons connected with the Baptist society of Brattleboro took a sleigh ride to Putney on Wednesday evening of last week and took supper in the vestry of the Baptist church in this place. The ladies of Putney met at Masonic hall last Saturday afternoon and evening for the purpose of orgauzing a Woman's Relief Corps. After organization the following ofiieers were electtd and in stalled: Mrs. L. P. Bailey, president ; Mrs. C. F. Brown and Mr3. M. D. Whit man, vice presidents; Mrs. II. Smith, treasurer; Miss Ada uaie, secretary; Mrs. F. P. Sawyer, conductor; Miss Minnie Morse, assistant conductor; Mrs. Bobbins, guard ; Misk Cora Gale, assistant guard; Mrs. M. It. Gale, chap lain. 1 LUDLOW. The I'nlversalist society have a sociable and supper Thursday nigtit. .Tuyere Tiinea is so much better that lie is able to sit up part of the day. Wo nnt Wrl Frank Adam and b uller Bates of Chester in town Thursday. Several of Ilazen Fletcher s relatives from Chester were up u xuueiai Thursday. Between thirty and forty oi uie u. -a. R. boys attended the funeral of comrade Fletcher in a body. Another daughter of Patrick Phelan of Mount Holly was brought here Tuesday and buried, she being the third that has been taken out of the Im y within a few weeks by that dread disease, diph- theria- . More seeping and wailing by Ludlow capitalists. The CawkerOty bank and Tnion Investment company of Kansas City are in trouble, and now the Ameri can National bank of Kansas 1 City wants the stockholders to chip fen" 0nn the dollar to set them ou their leei again. CAM BRIDGEPORT. , Timber for the new M>og drawn. we shall expect to see a new structure soon. 1 Quite a number attended the hotfl last week and everyone seemed to have a good time. I No more school this Sln X teacher. Miss Tower is atffj"8 teacher's institute at Bellows Why Royal Baking Powder is the Best. "The Royal Baking Powder is absolutely pure, for I have so found it in many tests made both for that company and the United States Government. I will go still furrher and state that, because of the facilities that company have for obtaining peifectly pure cream of tartar, and for other reasons dependent upon the proper proportions of the same, and the method of its preparation, the Royal Baking Powder is undoubtedly the Purest and most reliable baking powder offered to the public. 'HENRY A. MOTT, Ph. D." Late United States Government Chemist. PROCTORSVILLE. Bertie Dunlap has gone to Burlington to school. Mr. and Mrs. Ilosea Bradish in a quiet way celebrated their golden wedding on Monday, February 2. A. W. Putnam died Thursday morn ing January 20. Funeral services Satur day atteruoon. ms remains were placed in the village tomb. Saturday evening at C o'clock came the cry of fire. C. D. Parker's steam mill was ou fire and the flames spread so rapidly that in about an hour' from the first alarm it was consumed, insured for $500. Xearly all the lumber was saved. Mean temperature for the month of January, reading of the thermometer at 7 o clock each morning was lu.U degrees. Highest on Friday 30th, -10 degrees; low est on Sunday, 4ih, 14 degrees below. There were three mornings that the mercury was below zero, onejustat zero; eleven days were clear and beautiful, four days in which either forenoon or afternoon were clear, all the others cloudy or stormy. The mean tempera ture for January, 1890, observations taken at same time and place, was 21.16 degrees. SOUTH WINDHAM. The weather mild and snow rapidly settling. Quite a brisk changing of owners of oxen and steers In this section. W. Ilemenway's singing school seems to be gaming in numbers and interest. The union services were well attended last week, and a pleasant time the result, Mrs. A. B. Metcalf closed her term of school at East Jamaica last week, and is at home. Clara Votey expects to close her term of school on Wednesday and attend tha teachers' institute at Bellows Falls. MVa Rn'rlan Unwunt anil daughters. "who have been stopping at FrtTrSafitfTs for the past two weeks, have gone to the venter ro visic relatives. . What's the matter with all the hens this winter that they cannot be induced by any means to lay ' Eggs have been very scarce in this section thus far. The pastor of the church here expects to secure the services of an evangelist this week, and meetings will be held from Tuesday evening, until Saturday. WEATHERSFIELD CENTER. Plenty of snow here yet and indica tions that it will stay with us are sure. The young people gave a very success ful entertainment last Friday evening. Tableaux, the Peak sisters, readings. recitations and singing, closing with an oyster supper mane up tne program. A goodly number was in attendance who enjoyed the best of times. Wednesday evening, February 4, it was repeated at w catnersneiu jlsow. j. ne weamer report ior January is given below. It must be remembered that these reports are made from obser vations taken with self registering gov ernment, wiermometers sucn as are used at all regular signal stations. : Highest temperature, 22nd, 43 degrees; lowest temperature, drd, 1. degrees; mean 21.5 degrees; range, 49 degrees; greatest daily range, 14th, ;S5 degrees ; least daily range, aotn, o degrees; mean range, Ij degrees. Cloudy and stormy days, 19 ; ciear ana iair, iz; snow or ram, 1 ; per fectly clear, 3. Average temperature for January 1890, 24.5 degrees. GRAFTON. Rev. Ira Burwell of Cambridgeport preached at the Baptist church last Sun day. Rev. B. S. Morse pastor of the Baptist church has tendered his resignation to take effect May 1. A mail route has been established from this place to Chester depot. Bids for carrying the mail are in order. The grange anticipate a sleigh ride to morrow afternoon to close with an oyster supper at the hall in the evening. Herbert Alden, who spent his vacation with his uncle, W. S. Eaton, returned to the Boston school of Technology last Monday. Prof. Stanley Starr, elocutionist and impersonate and Mrs. Starr, cornetist, will give an entertainment under the auspices of the G. A. R., at the Town hall on Saturday evening Februarv 21. CAVENDISH. Miss Lizzie Kendall was home over Sunday. Charles E. and Hugh II. Atherton are in Boston this week. Miss Martha Lovell, is home from Bos ton, for a short visit. Col. Sperry has gone to Burlington as delegate to the state encampment of the G. A. R. The box sociable last Friday evening passed oil' pleasantly, and was' a success in every way. Miss Anna Carlton who has been in Sonicrville, Ma3s., for several months, returned Saturday last. Monday evening quite a number of the young people were invited to George I. Pratt's to celebrate tho birthday of his daughter, Clara. All report a very pleasant time. SOUTH LONDONDERRY. Mrs. Densmore and Arthur Tripp are visiting at Manchester, Vt. Miss Kate Lawrence has gone to Bos ton to visit her sister, Mrs. Belle Howe. Our teacher, Miss Johnson, is attend ing the teachers' institute at Bellows Falls this week. John Peck had the thumb on his right hand taken oft' below the first joint and his other fingers badly bruised while coupling cars at Wardsboro Station last week. NORTH SPRINGFIELD. The school taught by Miss May Whit- comb closes Friday of this week. Elder Clayton ot Brattleboro preaehed at the Advent church last Sunday. The town auditors commence their labors on Thursday of the present week. A kitchen hop at A. P. Fairbanks, on Friday last with fifteen couples pres ent. fipnrm Martin of Brooklvn. TsT. Y.. has been visiting friends here for several days past. Slavery in Vermont. From the Rutland Herald. The Burlington Free Press says "Ver mont has the distinction of being the first state to abolish slavery within her borders." Xow as slavery never existed in the state, the state could not have abolished it. The first constitution adopted July 8, 1777, prohibited it. It is true that the census of 1790 gives a few slaves in Vermont but, as the Banner has often pointed out, Col. George Har rington, when he was an officer of the census bureau at Washington, discov ered this to be a clerical error. The fact was widely published at the time and has been separately alluded to since. In view of this fact and of the fact that the constitution of the state prohibited "8laVeryV0cglu Wtuiii'lb efcu lacmiiu-- ble for Vermont editors, as they often do, to speak of slavery ever having an existence in the state Bennington Ban ner. For many years it was continually being said, In and out of the state, that "no slave ever trod the soil of Vermont." Then a census report for 1791 was found showing 17 slaves In Bennington county and antiquarians were puzzled, and again somebody found that the report was wrong and then statements like that of the Banner were started and have been going around again and again ever since. Ooiiverning the census the Windsor Journal tor October 11, 1791, had an item as follow 8 : "The return of the marshal's assistants for the county of Bennington, states, that there are in the county 2"03 white male over 1G years of ae and 2G17 under that sxse, 5o"9 white females, 17 black males over and four under lo, 1; black females; total of in habitants, 12,351; To the honor of humanity, no Slaves." This shows that Alden Spooner of the Journal, the father of Vermont editors, was a pretty stlfTabolitionist, and it also suggests tke presence of a question as to whether slaves really were in Benning ton county. Abolition sentiment was in fact strong here from the first, and slavery never had any legal existence here after the state was organized. It did have a real existence, however, and that after the state, was admitted to the union. The census report is of little con sequence, one way or the other. It may be that the enumerators reported no slaves then just a3 they would report no saloon keepers now, because none could exist under the law, but slavery was here in fact as saloon keepers are now. There are many well authenticated instances of negroes held as slaves, perhaps the most interest ing being that of the woman Dinah, who was bought and brought into the state in 1783 by Stephen Jacob, a lawyer by pro fession and one of the most prominent men in Windsor. She was kept as a slave until the year 1800, and, finally be coming old and helpless, came upon the town for support and thejtown brought a suit against Mr. Jacob to compel him to take charge of her upon the ground that she was his slave and that he was therefore bound to care for her through life. The suit was dismissed by the supreme court. In the Windsor Journal for February 17, 1794, appeared an advertisement as follows : Eijrlit Dollars Reward. Kan awav from the subscriber, on Monday the third day of February, 17!14. a MrL.vrro Fellow name'd Dick; had on when he went away, a short brown or bordering upon the gray" sailor Coat, Trowscrs of the same col our", a checked woolen shirt, his jacket a cross-bared neheet, somewhat fa!el, wears Canadian Jloccasons, a black felt Hat, he is about 35 years of aire, about tivc feet six inches hfch. Any person who. will secure said Fellow and return him to the niener shall receive the above Kkwakd and all nec essary charges paid bv me. William 1. I'latt. Burlington, February, 171)4. This is a tolerably singular item to find in a Vermont newspaper, but it indi cates the facts in the case. Vermont was settled when slaveholding extended all over lower and older New England, and the settlers brought their slaves with them, although never in any considerable number, 'ihe slave came from Massa chusetts and Connecticut with religious persecution, the use of the branidng iron to punish criminals and many other things which civilization has left behind. None of these things are to be pointed to with pride, but they have their place in history. VERMONT NEWS. Horse thieves are working in the mountains about Rutland. At Coventry recently eighteen logs were cut from a pine tree. Seventeen of these logs were 12 feet long and one log 9 feet in length. January 30 William W. Kinsley, one of the officials in the custom house at Richford committed suicide by hanging. Despondency was the cause. It is stated that there is hardly a town in Rutland and Addison counties in which the dog tax collected issullicient to meet the damages awarded for sheep killing. U. D. Twitchell of Middlebury has bought about 40,000 pounds of wool of Johnson Brothers of Sudbury. It was the product of their own flock since 1880. ' Charles S. Forbes of St. Albans and R. J. Humphrey of Poultney have made arrangements for an excursion to Plymouth, Mass., July 10, of the Ver mont Press Association. The unfavorable weather lessened the attendance at the musical convention at Newport, but the receipts were better than they were last year. All of the parts in the chorus were well sustained. The social hours were filled in a very creditable manner by local talent mostly. An excellent program was prepared for the grand concert, when all of the artists appeared. George Stewart, an aged and prosper ous farmer of Westford, the morning of January 28 took a dose of what he sup posed was cough medicine, such as he had lately been in the habit of taking. On the same shel f was a bottle of carbolic acid, and this was taken by mistake. An emetic was immediately provided, but he was unable to swallow it and diyd in 20 minutes:-"-" -" .- .- ' During the year ending December 31, 1890, the importations into the district of Vermont from the Dominion of Canada, for all purposes amounted in the aggre- . gate to $10,915,985, on which duties to the amount of $2,753,789 were collected or assessed, being a decrease of $590,280 in value of importations, and an increase of $235,499 in amount of duties assessed, as compared with 1889. The New Webster. From the Boston Herald. 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