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BENNINGTON, VT., FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 1893.
yol Lin. NUMBER 8. THE 7v 75 S 5 $ f JSSL Wo're lioro to-night to lfet you know: Go itito Colk's and seo the show; .For short and stout, for slim and tall, Thoy there havo suits to flt you all. II. Tho fabrics too, re mado to wcar, Selectcd with the greatest'caro, And mado to fit with perfect case, They're all in Btyle, and always pleaso. iii. And when you look upon tho price, They're marked with figures plam and nice, 'Twill make you oiicn up your eycs And look around in great surprise. IV. You'll look around,' twi'l make you staio; Tho suits for spring and summcr wcar A.ro uoatly piled, aro flnoand gay, With prices so low that all cau pay. v. Tho children too, we havo in mind, And suits of evcry stylo and kind, This very week we'll havo in storo; Wllhave a thousand suits or more. Bennmgton Banner. rOBLIBDID KVERT TR1DAY ArTKKKOOK. TxBMS or SDBSCBirnoK : One year, in advance 1 50 I Slngle copUi 3 Sir months " 5 I (F09TAQE PRK-PAIDO KATKS Or ADVEKriSINQ ! Ona inch.l week, - - 76 I One inth 3 montbf1.50 -On nch 3 wecks, .1.25 One inch 6 month.,3.00 One TTourtb col.l jr.30.00 One inch lTe&r, - 0.00 NoTicis-insertedunderhead of 'fluslness Lo ca'9"10operllne, drttinsMtlcs, ;nd 5 centa per Hneeachaddltionalinsertion. . All Letters and CommuuicHtions should bead dressed C. A. PIEBOK CO., rblUheis and PSKWEBK. CIIA8. W. PJEHOE. ffusiucsg jDircctoru- W. A. PARKER, M. D. SPECIALIST Oft THE EYE, EAIt, NOSE AN'D TIIUOAT. JIour-9tol2a.m,2toS. a..d 7 to ! p. m, daily. Offlce at corner Uank and Mola Sticels, North Adams, Mass. DR. MARY PARTRIDGE. o FFICEAT KESIDENCE, 61tfJ K.Main ai.. crnmupm". ' . O. H. MASON. ATTOKNEY AT LAW. Adama' Block. Bennlnrton. Vt. C. H. DAKL.IJNU. AfTOKNEYATLAW. Offlc over First Natlonal bank, 44tf Bennington. Vt, JAMES B. MEACHAM. ATIOBKEVAKDra8ELortATLAW Offlce in Park BUck, Kootn No. 4. SHELDON A CUSIIMAN. ..,,. nn.i Pmint llnr at Law. and Sollcl A tnrs in Clianoerv. No. 307 Maln.Street, Hrnnln?ton. Vt. I9tf-82 W. B. Sheldon. II. T. Cushman. B ""OHELDER 6t BATES. ATTORN c. V 4ND COUN8ELL0R8 AT LAW and Solie.'nr'i'nChancerr. Ofllee over Firet Na.. n' "ank, Bennington. ti J . K. BATCHELDER. E. L. BATES. COALi COALI COAL! LIME AND CEMENT AT WIIOLESALE AND UETAIL. Oepot it, J. U.LOBINO . CO., Bennington. 0. A. PIERCE & CO., BOOKSELLERS, PRINTEES. STATIONEBS and BLANK BOOK MAKERS, Banner Buildlng.) North nt. Benninirton. DR. B. C. JENNEY, Dentist. S UCCESSOII TO DH. J. N. BCRANTON;) Is prepared to perform all opcratlons In Dcnt. ect 8tlfaction gnaranteed In all caes Bubmltted o hi carc, ind at reasonable prices. tas or r.thrr mlmlnlXfred or eitractiiic tetth when re- rv . tlinrnnfh aml wormanUKC m&nner. &er- inired. Ofllce opposite Congregational Church lain st., Bennington. BENNINGTON CO. 8AVING8 BANK. The Bennington Countr Savings Bank at the Bennington County Natlonal Bank, ls open, dally for the transactlon of buslness from 10 o'clock a. m. to 4 o'clock p. m., Sundays and Holidays ex--ceptcd. Interest to deposltors strlctly In accordance with ho laws of the State of Vermont. Money de poslted anytlme af ter the flrst day of each inonth draw3 Interest from the first day of the next suc ceeding month. Interest computed Jannary lst and Jnly 1st, and lf not withdrawn wlllbe addcd o principal, and Interest thereafter will accrne upon It. ;?I.Oftii3 sollcttcd npnn real cstatc and undoubted p'ersonal secnrities. A.. B. VALENTINE, Presidcnf, I. E. OIBSuN, Vice Presldent, C. n. DEWEV, Treasnrcr, O. W. 'lAIlMAN, Secrctary, TnDSTKBS A B. Valentlnr, iI,W. Ilannan, Olin Scott, J. T. Bhurtleff, I K. Qibson J. R. Judson John Roblnson. A Z. CUTLER, Dentist. Succesior to Dr. S, B. Plke. Al operatlons performed in the most thorongh and carefnl manner. and at reaionable prices, lly aim will be o gire eatire latisfoctlon to all -casestubmittedtomy carc. Gaa and Etber adminlstered for eztractlng teetb without Taln, when deaired. OlTlceOpposlte Free Library Hall, Bennington, 37tt Vermont. Ilivins so.d my dental practlce to Dr, A. Z.Cut er. a eentlemanoi expcncnce ana anuity, I be- i!peak fi for htm thesameliberal' sralm atronage that has been accorded me the pastelghtcen yeara. DB. S. B. PIKE. A LRAILWAY AND STEAMBOAL l TICKETS ! 5 Tlckets to all potnts In the Unlted 8tatet 2Antl Ranada at lowert nrices. Flve hun- A(irea unes auinoniaiiTPiy rtpreseniea, Awith a choloe of five thomand routes;4 baggage checkea tarougn to aestination; br'ound trip tlckets with ilx month's llmltS batreducedrates; allclasseg; all routce. fFortlme tables, maps, clc, apply to 4 P. G. BOND, Ticket Agent, bB. & R. and L. 8. Rallways. f BENN1NOTON.VT. now nico to sco them dressod with caro, With happy faces bright and fair, Wo'll do our bost, you nccd not doubt, We'll put HiGii pihces all to rout. vn. Si'OT casu will surely make a chango; Faik l'LAV will havo a wider rango, When all appreciato this plan To bring rehcf to suffcring man. VIII. Whcn busincss by faik play is lead, And TitusT, tho kuavo, is fairly dead, Fair, honcst mcn wor't havo to pay Tho bills of beats anothcr day. IX. Now let us work with tnight and raain This grand achievement to attain, That all its boneflts may see, 'Twill biing, about tho-jubilco. x. Tlio'rn'Hmafrin in thowords "srOTCASU," And knavcs and beats tnust feel tho lash, Till all adopt an honcst plan And help reliovo their brother man. BllOWNIES. THE BANNER. BENNINGTON: FRIDAY, MARCII 10, 1893. Entered at the Bennington P.t.a.-fcond.clas t r- a nmtint? m rvt T ..1-1 : t. ... 1 Terms. - $hbO per year, strlctly in advance As iniiicating tho policy of tho newad ministration, interviows aro published of a la go nutnber of mombers of Cougrcss indicato that, whilo anxious for early chances in offlco. thoy cxpect President Clovoland will bo oven moro distressing- lv slow than ho was eight ycais aco. Chief Crokor, of Tammany, was inter viewed on tho subiect, apd said the civil sorvico law will be resiiectod by Mr. Clevelaud as lonc as it remains on tho statuto books. The prcscnt roll eall of tho Scnato shows 44 Democrats, S8 Republicans, ono Ponulist. ono Inuopeudent, one Farmers1 Alliance. and threo vacancics. Tho vacancics aro one cach in Montana, Washington', and Wyoming. Two of thcsehavo been tomporarily iillcd by annointincnts. BccKwith, Democrat lrom Wyominff, nnd Leo Mantlo, Iteuuu lipnnn from Montana. but should all theso vacancies bo eventually filled by tho election of Republicans, which is liarnlv nossiblo. tho Senato. evcn with tho cotnbined forces of tho I'opulists will still bo a tie. with Vico President Stevcneon holdimr tho controlling vote. Tho comnosition of tho Honso as shown by tho unoffiicial returns, ia, Democrats 217, Republicans, 128, Third party eight aml vacancies two. Tho Democrats thus have a majority of 80 ovcr all. Y. M O. A. Notoa, Tho followin2 comitlimcntary Uttcr has been received: Mit. Uoyt, Scc'y Y. M. C. A., Bcnning- tou, Vt. My Dear Sir: Having an hour to Rparo this afteruoon, I was just start inir out to find tho nublio library, whcn I uoticed tho lettcrs on your front win dows, and, taking somo interest in Y. M. C. A. work, I stoppcd insido to seo wliat quartors tho association had ln Bennington. I had iritcnded rcmainlng only a minute, but.thocheerful openflrc, tho casy chairs and the gcncral air of warmth and comfort, provcd moro of a tomptation than I had anticipatcd so J drew a chair to tho firo and pickcd np ono of the magazincs lying on tho rcad ing tablo. I didn't rcad much, howoror, for a very cfever perforraor was playing solections from alopular oper.i, on the piano, and I found it more cntertaining to listcn to tho music than to rcad. Af' ter this young man had flnishcd, a lad about ten ycars of ago played somo familiar hymns. Later I went up into tho gyntnasium which is very wcll flttcd up with ap paratus, ana tnrougu tiio batii rooms down stairs, and I think your cituipmont is bctter than is usually found inassocia tion halls in towns the sizo of Benning ton. You havo better lockers than aro found in tho 23rd strect branch in New York city, and in placo of being crowded into a room not half largo cnough to accommodato their members, and of bc ing compellcd to wait for a chaace to uso tho weights, your young men havo good apparatus, plenty of room, and an abundanco of fresh air, and in that ro- spaet aro better off than tho youth that, every ovening swArm into the basem'ent of tho 23rd street branch In New York clty. Thero was nothing rough or boistcrons in tho conduct of the boys in the rooms a plcasing contrast to what' you find in many places. Aitogetner your x. M. u, A. is a cro- dittoyour town. Yours Truly, w, The Y M C A is for tho young men of Bennington. Tho Reading Room is yours. A wolcome awaits you. Calll Spring is upon us. With lt soon will como opportunitlcs of tralntng fr spc cialathletlc work. The gymnasuim is now opeu for carnest work on tho pait of tho young rricn. With the co-opera- tion of all, athlclics must "boom" hero The nuscular powcr is present: all now nccded is a stcady and dctermincd cffort on tho part of all to preparo themsolves for running, putting shot, jumplng, etc, by rcgular work lm tho gymnasuim. Tho attendance at tho gymnasium for tho week has been ono hundrcd twenty- two. We want a field day I Come in and play your part. Last Thursday night the boys, speut a little timo in sinjing. Two violins addcd much to tho "sing". Two now pcriodicals jraco tho tables. A third is on tho way. ThoLycceum gocsl Last Friday oc- currcd tho first rcgular meeting. Free trado won tho day. A good timo is. ro ported. Tho qucstion for noxt weok is: "Resolved that tho World's Falrshould bo closcd on Sunday." Many aro urged to avail themselves of tho Sunday meotlng. Come at four. The meeting will be hclped by the use of instruments. Tho boys meet at 3 o'clock to sing 15 or 20 minutes. Voice, piano. iolin, and fluto add to their meeting. Tho annual meeting of tho Wowen's Auxiliary took placo at the Rooms Thursday. Tho "dollars" whioh the womcn havo boen 'earning" for somo irao wero reportcd. North HenHinEion. The meetings of tho Farmcrs' Institute hold in this villago in Bank hall March 2nd and 3d wero of much importanco and though attendcd by x fair numbcr would havo intcrc8tcd a house full at ovcry ses- sion. The programmo for the tix sessior.s was fully carricd out, all tho Bpcakers bcing proscnt aud who had been wisely solcctcd with refcrenco to'compotcncy to present tho subjccts assigncd them. The secrctary of'tho board callcd tho first meeting to order, and on motion Gilbert S. Mattison of Shaftsbury, was appoint- ed permanont chairman. The addruss of welcomo was by Ilon. Arthur J. Deweyof Bennington who in an eloqucnt manner and in fitting words greeting tho band of spcakcrs and all who felt inter est cnough to attcnd, not forgotting to speak of tho carly history of Bennington and the state which havo so much for which her sons may bo pardoncd for having just prido. But ono subiect was assigned for a session, tho first belng, "Caro of tho Dairy Stock." II. W. Vail of Pomfret, who has had much oxper- icnco in this branch of farming, and one that should deeply interest every farmer mado the matter appear so important that very fow present did not dcsire to have a hand in this grand rcsourco of the state. Ilodwelcupon tho selcction of dairy stock, its caro and fecding and showcd that tho product, tho valuo of wlflclf is ndw cnormous, couW whkJ proper attcntlon be doublcd from tho tamo numbcr of cows, and with com parativcly n small incronso in cxpense, In the afternoon tho "Vermont Driving Uorse," was tho subject presentcd by C. M. Winslow of Brandon. His remarks wero listencd to with great iutero3t, cov- cring as thoy did tho rolation of tho dif fercnt qualitics and brecds of horses, as to probable profit to tho advantago of tho farmer. Instcad of brccding for trottcrs, it was recommended 'o aim to raise good roadcrs and carriago horses of suitable sizo and thcn if so fortunate as to have a fast ono it mightbo hailed as good fortune, for thero will be many dis appointmcnts if tho maiu objc'ct be tho raising of trotters. Tho Iiorso moro like ly to ho mado profitablo in raising for years to como was thought to bo the Morgan stock, which has proved for all purposes to bo the best and most endur iug. In tho ovcning tho "Raising and Ilarvesting of Farm Crops," aa conment cd on by Rollin C. Smith of Pittsford, hcld tho attention of tho audicnco, as theso all important portions of farm laborwero treated, laying as thoy do almost at tho foundation of wcalth and comfort, At cach session the subjccts presonted by tho spoakers wcre followed by qucttions upon them by tho Interest cd members of the audience and discus sions growing outof tho difforent mattcrs treated resulted in great profit. The first session on Friday was occu pied by Senator J. O. Sanford of Stam ford and tho discussion which followed upoa "Roatl Building" a subject which is at prcscnt recciying' tho attention of villages, towns and states as nover bo- foro. Mr. Sanford modcstly announccd that ho did not appear to tell tho farmers and peoplo just how best to build tho roads, but to offcr somo suggestions in giving some of his own cxpcrienccs in tho matter, which addcd to tho cx poricnccs which had befallen towns in this and otber states might help to stim- ulato a dcsiro for a gcncral movomont in the dircction of good and pcrmanoi t road building. By tho chango brought about by tho manner of doing busincss of allkinds and tho ncccssity of moving moro in quantity and faster than years ago, and tho grcatcr using of thcse thor oughfares for plcasuro driying, tho do mand is impcrativo for better ro!r&s, and is engaging tho attention of all classcs of citizens in evcry scction of tho land. At' tention was callcd to the method for- mcrly and to nulto an cxtcnt now of tho high wator bar on tho hill roads to stop tho watcr from running down the misldlo of the road and turnlng it to tho sido in stcad of kceping tho road roundcd in tho ccnter. and having tho watcr flow to citlnr sido, and at suitablo distaucct carry tho ovcrilow tinder tho travol to the Iowcr sido through a culvcrtof wood or stonc. All mouoy cxpendeu upon roads should bo done with roforcnco to thoir pcrmanancy. Aftor using sufflcicnt of tho tax wisely expended, reserving fortolerablo good roads the balance, which in most cases might bo eonsider ablo, should be used to build a cert-ain piece in such a way as to make it por manent. Theso places should bo dono nceding at present such repairs, tho wholo to be governed by the travel and uso of them and tho money at hand for constructing them. Of courso, tho na- rturo of the soil, tho lay of tho land over which tho roads aro built and many other things' aro to bo taken into con sidoration and tho best judgment of tho wisest road makcrs called into requisi- tion togive tho grcatest swecp. Tho matcnais to bo used in maklng roads such as gravcl, hardpan aud crnslicd stono woro dwolt upon, and tho oxper ience of towns in tho use of them, some of which had mado crushcd stono suc. ceed, while others had pronounccd it a failure, wero fully givcn. Tho recent law placing tho caro of tho roads of a town, outsidp iucorporated villages in tho hands of a commissioner, is a stcp in advance towards the desire for good roads, placing tho rcspousibility whero it will bolikcly to bo felt, and if anything can insure a proper oxpendituro of the vacaut tax, now that the old manner of working roads U abolishod, wo may ex- .pcct it, but great caro should bo used in the sclectiou of mcn to fill this oihco. An interesting discussion followed tho ablo presentation of tho subject aud tho two hours of tho session wero mado edifying and inspiring. Tendoring a strorg dcsiro to sco tho working of this new statuto law.- At 8 o'clock, "Gcncral Farm Man agemcnt and bliecp llusbandry, was ably and profitably discusscd by JJ. M, Arms of Springfield, who is a succcssful farmer, and has been for many years a raiscr and brecder of shcep, some ten yeai's in Now Mexico, and who brought to tho attontion of his hcarcrs not only his own oxperienco but that of tho best Ifarmcrs and shecp brccders of this and other states. Vermont is not the best 'iarmmg stato of our land, but it docs tako tho lead in shcep culturo and brccd ing and tho poiuts presentcd in tho man- agement of such farras as wo have and upon tho lattcr subject woro appreciated and cannot fail to be of advantago to to manv who wero prcscnt. Tho last session Friday ovcning was taken up in discussincr "Vermont its Resourccs land Attractions," in ten minute ad- drcsscs. Tho time was fully occupied aud it was only ncccssary to bo present to learn, if ono was not already informed on tho sovcral points brought forward, that Vermont, though small when com .parcd with somo othor states, as New 'Vof Callfornla dr TexasJ" ycCTTcr to- sources aro in comparison exceedingly great. At most of tho meetings ladies woro present, though not as many as should fecl an interest in most of tho subjccts discusscd, and wcre similar meetings at no very distant day to bo again hold hero, there would undoubted ly bo a much largcr attcndanco of farm ers from this viciuity. On the wholo it pronounccd a most cnjoyablo and profitablo institute. It was not undcr stood that tho bank kindly donated tho uso of the hall for theso meetings, or there would havo been a rcsolution of- fered, voting the tuanks of tho instituto and thoso in attendance for tho kinducss and generosity of the bank ofiicials. Ro crnt is felt that it was not dono as tho result would hayo bcoli spontaueous. In tho endeavor to follow tho lcadings of tho Iloly Spirit it has been decided to hold a scrics of rcligious scrvices in the Cougrcgational church, bcginning tho 12 inst., and to continue through tho week. The following is tho order of meetings so far as have been arrangcd, to any or all of which a curdial inviUv tion is givcn for everybody to attend. On Sunday, prcaching by Mr. H. L. Reado of Jowott City, Coun., alayman who is intcnsely intercstcd in presenting tho truth of God to tho reason and judg ment of his hearers. For Monday the sorviccs will bo announcod on Sunday Tuesdav ovcning, sermon by a formcr pastor of tho churoh, Rov. Georgo R. Howett of West Springfield, Mass. Wednesday ovoning, proachinn by Rev. J. D. Adam of Manchester. Thursday evening, sermon by Rov. JJ. Rcade. Fri day ovcning, prcaching by Rov. Oharlcs R. Sevniour of Bennington. Serviccs will bo continued on Sunday, tho 19th, It is much to bo deslred that all who can, consistcntly, will givo theso mcot ings thoir prayers and personal attend ance, as all will bo douo that can be for tho indlvidual comfort, spiritual onlight- cnmcnt. and Chnstian .unlty of thoso who participato. We learn that Yf. 11. Whlto has s' curod tho scrvices of L. A. Dolph to at tcnd his grist mill, as miller for the com ing year. Thus it will bo seon Mr. Dolph is not obliged to leave us for want of em ploymcnt in buslness hero. Ilerbert S. Walbridge.has movcd into tho;houso vacatod by Uarry Shepartl and L. A. Dolph occupics the ono loft by Mr, Walbridge. Tho fancral of Thomas Roblnson, one of tho oldost and a highly rcspootod citi- zcn of Shaftsbury, was hold from St John's Baptist, Roman Catholio church, Thursday at 10 o'clock. Tho weathor was inclomcnt, but a great nuibcr woro nrcscnt showinc thoir rcspect for his charactor. Ho lcaves tlireo sons, John Roblnson, ex-Unitcd States Marsbal of Vermont, Goorgo and Thomas with whom tho fathcr has altcrnately rcslded for aporiod of ycars, bolh of Shaftsbury, An entcrtalnmcnt undcr tho aiispiccn of tho young pooplo of St. John tho Bap ULSTERS TVlTVAXTVAXTvAXTvA. WARM, STRONG AND DURABLE ULSTERS FOR MEN, S5.50, $6.00, $8.00. ndsome Grey, Shetland Ulsters 10.00. Ili Famous Frieze Kmg Tkc Grcatest Ulstcr worn. Warranted All Wool aid Storm Profit Flne Dress Ulsters, cnt extra S15, 820, LiLiS & GOVEIRLY THE PEOPLE'S POPULAR GLOTHIERS, 333, 331 and 33S Rlvcr btreet, 13, 15, 17 and 19 Fonrth Street, tist's church, North Bennington, will bo held in Bank Hall, March 16th, 1893. Tho ctmcdy, "Uomo" in thrco actsalso farce Miko ;Donovan's Courtship. Tho fol lowing young ladies and gcntlemen will appear in tuo east: uoionoi winte, Sanford Worthington; Capt. Mountraffe, Frank Power; Mr. Dorrison, Martin Shanahau; Servant to Dorrisou, Frank Fitzgcrald; Bertio Thompson, John Wclch; Mrs. rinchbeck, Miss Kathleon McGowan; Lucy Dorrison, Miss Bridgio Shanahau; Dora Thornhaugh, Miss Maimio Power. "Miko Donovan's Courtship," Miss Laura Somerville, Miss Maimle Power; Hatty, waiting maid to Laura, Miss Maggio McGowen; Miko Donavain, Frank Fitzgerald; Topsey, Miss Sebina Shanahan. Miss McGowan, pupil of the Conservatory of Music, Bos- ton, priyate pupil of Mmo. J. T. Long, and Mr. Goldsmlth will accompany. Ad mission 25 and 35 conts, Entcrtainment begins at 7.45 p. m. south: shaftsbury. Mrs. E. Graves returncd to her homo in Sunderland, last week. LittloCharlio had so far recovcred, that a removalwas considcrcd safe. Mrs. L. J. Barton is still confincd to tho house. A little son graces tho family circlo of of Mr. and Mrs. Jamcs Adams. Ue was born March 4th. Tho "Woikers" mot with Mrs. Thos. Rogers last Friday. Ed. Pattenohas movcd into ono of N. Ilawklns's houses, the ono that Clarcnce Ilarrincton recontly vacated. Mr. nar- rington has returncd to UrcenwicH, N. Y. B. Bolstcr has moved to a larm in or near Pawlet, leaving J. Bradish's rooms vacant. F. L. Mattison has returncd from his New York trip. ? Miss Sanford has roturned to her homo at Ueadiug Ridge, Conn. Miss Ellie Blggart. of Hoosick Falls, N. Y., is visiting hor auut Mrs. G, A Moon. Mrs. Moon at this writing is having a sovero attack of quiuzy. Edgar Taf t and his sister, aro in town trying to adjust mattcrs portaining to their desceased father's estato. Mrs. Dr. J. B. Woodhull returncd homo last Saturday. Mrs. Charles Caufield of Arlington, was a guest at S. W. Monroe's last neek, Tho masons aro cxpcctcd to bcgm tho nlasterint: of Mrs. Mirficld's houso this week. Wo leain that N. Uawkins has recontly purchascd his old store of C. E. Went- worth, for the past two years occupied by C. E. and A. B. Hawkins. Thoy havo aleaso yot of two ycars. Miss Julia Mattison, Miss Jane Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Lane and daughtor of Bennington, carao up for a slcigh ride on Saturday ovening and onjoyed a pleaiant oyster suppcr at Miss narriett Mattlson's. Mrs. T. Dunlap catored, m hor'usual pleasing way. All cnjoycd pleasant time. Miss Emlly Johnson will continuo as housekccper for C. F. Ilastings and little glrls. Mrs. Mary Galusha aud her nophow Josso Adder, will soon roturn to Jamostown, N. Y. Mrs. Galusha is not (n vorr cood hoalth. It is hoped that tho pleasant spring days may do moro for her than modicino has dono so lar. Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latcst U. S. Gov't Rcport AESSCMXTEDf PURB VERYBODY Ufsters, Iong and all Tallar IMade, $25, $30. I TROY, N. Y. Mrs. Theadore Draper does not wholly rocover yet sho is in very ooor hcalth. Miss Molly Bottum of Shaftsbury, spont Sabbath with Miss Tirzah Mont gomery. Ed. Niles came up from Pownal on Saturday and teok his wife and daughter Katio back with hira. Thoy will resido thero for the prcsant. The Y. P. S. 0. E, is steadily adding to its activo membership. Tho socicty now numbcring "over thirty activo and soveral associatc members. Your corrcspondent oxtcndscongratu- lations to tho Baknkk that the firo fleni did not wholy destroy you. Mrs. G. S. Mattison called on friends in tho place, on Thursday. Mary Matti son is slowly recovering from a sprained ankle, received whilo skating. Mr. Draggon has movcd from tho Swott dwelling into Mrs. Dean's house. Mrs. Ellsworth Dean had friends from Iloosick Falls. N. Y.. suondin!? last Sab- TJalirwltinier: " Thomas Robinson, an aged man, far past tho allottcd timo of men, passed away on Wednesday, having been sick somo little timo. A sliock was tho ira- mediato causo of his death. EAST AKLINGTOX. Mrs. Harrict Galusha is visitinsr in Johnsonville, and other places and will ue ausent untu tiio llrst of April. Miss Abbio Andrew is very ill at tho homo of her sister, Mrs, Chas. Walkcr, near Lowell, Mass. Rev. Wm, R Stocking, was again ia town on Tuesday evening, holding an other oxhibition in Moore's Hall. Johnson Whitman has moved into the house, owncd by Mrs. Harriot McLaugh lin. That lady is still with her daugh ter, Mrs. Decker, in Crosted Butte and expects to remain thcrc, atlcast for somo timo. Mr. Decker has built a new house in place uf the ono which was burned. Quite a numbor of peoplo from this place and "Maplo Hill" attendcd tho auction near Cambridge, on Wednesday. A largo crowd was prcscnt. Pownal. Rov. Thomas Monro is convalcscing aftcr a sovero cold. Chas. Johnson of Now York is visiting his parcnts, Opera Iloime Announcemeiiia. Thursday evening, March 16th, Nellio McIIenry in "A night at tho Circus." Dan Rice, the oldcst circus clown alive, and probably the only ono who occupics such space in the hcart of tho small boy, has not yot lost all dcsiro to wear ths pyramidal hat ahd variegatcd pants. The jolly old soul recontly attended a per formanco of Nellio McIIcnry's, "A Night at tho Circus" in Now York, and declar cd ho could no longer resist tho tempta tion to revive tho good old ono-ring cir cus of other days whero peoplo could seo tho show with ono pairof oyes without breaking their necks. TJnclo Dan said ho'd havo to tako off his hat to Nellio McHonry. "That's something liko it," said ho, "that's tho best show I've seon since Dan Rico quit tho buslness." Special attention is called to tho dato of Pauline Hall at the Opera Houso, Sat urday, March 18th, in the Opera of Errafnic. This is ono of tho very best opera companits ou tho road; they carry C5 peoplo and a carload of scenery, and this is tho only dato ihoy havo in tho State; it wns by a special effort that tho managoment obtained this corapany, Tho prices havo been slightly advanced to raeot tho demauds of this largo com-pany.