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rOR TERMS SEX FI&ST PAGE OEU. II. IILAItK, - - Kditor. BARTON, VT., A I'll I L 7t 1879. Hr tk&U th Pru$ tht FopU't rights maintain, Vnawtd ty injluenc and unbribed by pat ; Ber patriot Truth hnr gloriams prtcpti draw, fUdfftd to lUligien, Liberty, and taw." TIIEWINTEK. The present winter, reckoning the fall of snow as the commencement, was very late in begining, but hangs on with old fashioned pertinacity. There have been over a hundred days of good sleighing. The only two severe storms were those of January 1st and April 1st, each of which was heavy and accompanied with winds that badly piled the snow into the roads. The temperature has been unusually even, there having been little severe cold weather, and not a single big thaw. The snow fall has not been unusually heavy, but it is deep for the season of the year, at this time. Last week was almost the worst week of the season, snow, wind and temperature considered. THE CAPTURE OF THE CAPITOL. The following will show how they are rejoicing, down South, over the political capture of Washington by those who failed to capture it fifteen years ago with bayonets: Yes ; thank God I Wis have captured the Capitol, and in 1880 our man (Thurman) will walk up the White House steps and take his Beat in the Presides tial chair. Then will our glorious tri umph be eomplete I . Then will we pro ceea to tear your amendments Jrom the Constitute and trample them i the mire ! Then will we reorganize the right op secession a RiaiiT that is not dead, but bleeping I Then will we decorate the Capitol with the pictures of DAVIS, ami LEE, and STUART, and ? W i "iif ! CftySt" YAT 13 NOT T.flST UTTT T.IVTNd RTTT.T. I YP. thank God ! we HAVE the Capitol. This was taken from the Ololona States, published in Mississippi. We have in the Monitor office a letter from the editor of that paper. Will II. Kernan. in which he says bis paper is "straight out Democratic, and beleives in the divine right of secession." He signs his letter: "Thine for Jefferson Davis and the Right, Will H. Kernan." ui. Lowe, one of the ".National Representatives from Alabama, is likely to iaii into disrepute with bis .Southern brethren if be persists in telling what he knows about bull dozing in the South, Being a National, he found, in his late canvass, that "the ruling race" were determined to crush him and his sup- porters unless they sought the reforms which they desired through the Demo- . a . - - - I cratio Tarty. Col. Lowe, an ex-Confed- erate, and an anti-Republican, thus con- nrms the statements concerning the bull- dozing of Southern Nationals. Some equally explicit and authentic reports are made by other Southern Greenback- crs, and the Greenback men in Congress may well pause before they lend them- selves to the ouerthrow of the law which is designed to guarantee free suffrage, Curiously enough, the negroes, who can- not vote the Republican ticket, are thought likely to train with the Green- 1 1 ii .1 c 1 l r I uuu&ers, us mere mey unu Bome snow oi protection. What new phase of politics may arise from this, it is impossible to predict. The obstructive power of the Green- backers in the House was shown on Sat urday. It was their purpose to have a regular session Monday at which they could introduce bills embodying their peculiar notions of benevolent finance The majority does not wish any bills introduced until the regular committees are appointed, and accordingly adjourned until Tuesday. By this course one com plete day was lost on the Army bill, but this was an inconvenience to which the Democrats were obliged to submit at the dictation of the little squad of resolute Greenbackcrs. The incident was unimportant in itself, but it demon strates that the majority has by no means complete command of legislation, and that tbe Urecn backers may, on oc casion, compel them to make substan tial concessions in order to carry out their programme. If the power which lies in the Greenbackers' hands should bo put forth at a critical period in the development of the plans of the major! ty, very considerable results might fol- low, and it is evident that the action of the Democrats is gradually bringing the Greenbackers to a temper which will make them use their power relentlessly. Egypt is suffering under one of those terrible famines which are but ought not to be characteristic of tbe richest agricultural valley in the world. In some of tbe villages the people are to be seen sitting naked, like wild beasts, eating roots, and suffering with the en J V.I durauce oi despair, in others, women and children fighting over scraps of bread like dogs. The immediate cause is the failure of the first wheat crop ; the real cause is the wretched condition of the fellah population, who are so mercilessly taxed and so outrageously over-worked, that tbey are utterly unable to lay up any store whatever for the time of exi gency. The desperate condition of Egypt's finances is thus reducing its laboring population to starvation. "Matters have now reached such a pass," says the Lon don Times, "that every turn of the screw by which the payment of a coupon is forced from the Khedive, in spite of .deficient revenue, represents another aog of torture inflicted upon the unhap py fellahs. English and French credit ors .must consent to forego their full right. To insist on these rights might prove short-8ightcdfor their own inter eats, m well as cruel to the fellahs." Montpelier has within its limits twen ty law students. FAST DAY PROCLAMATION. In accordance with the time-honored custom, I hereby appoint Friday, the Elkventh Day of April next, to' be set apart as a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer. On that day, let us the people of this State pause in our various labors, and in every nttiog and customary way. acknowledge our dependence upon Al mighty God. Remembering that be is a God of na tions, let us humbly confess our manifold transgression as a people, and the indi vidual Bins which we have all committed. Let us earnestly seek his forgiveness for the past and his blessing and guidance for the future. Given under my hand in Executive Chamber at Sutherland Falls, this twenty-sixth day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hund red and seventy-nine, and of the inde pendence of the United States the one ' hundred and third. KEDF1ELD PROCTOR. By the Governor : Harry P. Stimson, Sec'y. of Civil and Military Affairs. FIVE PERSONS BURNED TO DEATH. A sad affair occurred in the village of Claremont, N. H., Saturday morning, March 29th, when five persons lost their lives in a fire which destroyed the prin cipal hotel in the place. At about one o'clock on the morning named Riley Deming, one of the proprietors of the TrAmnn H'um, wm - waxoel - by the presence of . smoke, and, on going into the hotel office, he became aware that a serious fire was working its way through the ceiling?, having originated, as he thought, from the chimney in the vicinl ty of the office. The smoke was fast 8preadiDg throughout the building, and , . ,. . , , , Mr- ? immediately proceeded to alarm ne inmates, who, including the help, numbered about forty. Before they could an be made aware of their dangerf the fire had spread so rapidly that exit from r C J the toU8e was almost impossible, and the bewildered and half-awake guests rushed the nearest means of exit, many jump- inS from the windows. while others hur ried to tbe roof- hoPinS to find means of reaching the ground. Five unfortunates, however, who failed to reach the open air perished in the flames. The following are the names of those who thus lost their lives : Mrs. Hannah P. Gibson of Chester, Vt., aged 55, mother of one of the proprietors : burned to death in her room. Anna Johnson, chambermaid, aged 33 ; overcome by the heat and smoke, fainted in her room and perished in the flames. Mrs. S. A.Chase, pastry cook, aged 45 ; burned to death Lydia Merrill, waitress, aged 18 ; burn ed to death. Charles Mors-an. aired 22. i o c a boarder ; burned to death. The clerk, Fred Marvin, and his wife occupied a room on the third floor. As soon as the alarm reached them tbey rushed out, and finding the corridor blocked by flame and smoke closed their door and waited for assistance. None came, and the terrible alternative pre sented itself of perishing in the flames or jumping to the ground. The latter was decided on and Mr. Marvin sprang from the window, alighting on his feet. He escaped with some bruises. His wife followed, and although the stunned hus- band and others tried to break the fall, i .. . . ... she sustained severe internal injuries which may prove fatal. Mr. William Butler of Troy, N. H., a salesman in the employ of E. Crosby & Co. of Brattleboro, was the last arrival before the closing of the house for the night, And he had re tired only 30 minutes previous to hear ing the alarm of fire. His only means of escape was from a second story win dow, and in the jump he badly sprained his ankle, but was able to go to his home on Saturday. Four of the bodies of those burned were found on the following morning. The hotel was a wooden structure of four stories, and is a total wreck. Four other frame buildings were burned, and two or three other business blocks in the vicinity were badly scorched and other wise injured. The total loss from the fire will reach $30,000. LETTER FROM WASHINGTON. SPECIAL COHRMPOKDINC1 OF TH MOK1TOR. Washington, Apr. 1, 1879. The new rebellion of the Democratic party against the Government has re ceived many set backs within two weeks. The Republicans have made several sorties, as it were, from their defences, and damaged their assailants materially. The thrusts of Blaine, Edmunds, Hoar, and Conkling in the Senate have been followed by some heavy blows by the I WW Republican leaders in the House. . The most notable and effectual of these was the speech of Gen. Garfield, which was one of the best and soundest ever heard in the House. His remarks were aimed at the political legislation concealed in the aimy bill, but as he said that legis lation was not the most dangerous feature of the present movement ; it was the method through which it is sought to be enforced that creates alarm all over the country. The Democratic threat is that if they cannot have their way they will override the veto power, trample on the right of a minority, and stop the wheels of Government. In short, they mean to revolutionize the country because they have a temporary ascendency in one branch of the Government. How easy it would be for a desperate and unscru pulous party to ruin the country without resort to violence becomes apparent when we contemplate the mischievour possi bilities of the present program. That which we could quickly defeat by arms in war becomes more difficult in diplo macy and peaceful intrigue. To stop the supplies of the Government is to cripple it, and to cripple it is to take away not only its power but the respect and the credit which go far to maintain it Hence should Congress for two years refuse to vote supplies, the Government would stop ; it would be paralyzed, and the infamous system of violence and raud which have boosted the Democratic party so far up towards power would be rresistable ; and the lost cause which ailed in armed rebellion would prevail by the methods now threatened. This is the picture which Northern Democrats at last are forced to contemplate as pos sible nnder the domination of their Southern brethren, and many of them will hesitate to carry out the present program to its legitimate end. The prospect for mischief looks less threaten ing than it did before the assault began all along the Democratic line by the solid and earnest Republicans. That the Democrats are frightened at the shadows of their own skeleton is shown by tbe fact that the most of them arc willing to join the Republicans in skipping Monday regularly and adjourn ing over from Saturday until Tuesday. This has a good deal of meaning. Mon day is the only day of the week when by the rules of the House bills can be in troduced without unanimous consent. The Greenback-Democrats and the Greenback squad have prepared various financial measures of a wild and fanciful nature that would come in regularly on Monday but which are allowed to waste their sweetness in tbe pockets of their authors as it is. The Greenback worthies are wrought up to a great state of excite ment by this condition, and curse the hard money Democrats and Republicans alike for holding them at bay. (How long the few Democrats will resist the inflation tendency of their majority it is hard to tell, but it is clear that they are afraid of a free contest upon these sub jects in its effects upon their party pros pects, especially in the East The Greenback democracy boldly propose to gradually wipe out the National Banks, to issue a large amount of additional greenbacks, and to adopt other measures to disturb present commercial conditions. Look out for a shower of these proposi tions, once they get a Monday meeting of the House. It is intimated that Speaker Randall has about completed his list of commit tees, and will report them shortly. A strong pressure has been brought to bear on him to give the North a little show in their make up, as a contrast to his former list, and to the Committees in the Senate, named almost wholly by ex-Confederate chiefs. This pressure comes principally from the Tilden interest, which begins to be tremulous lest its eastern Democratic support melt away before the assaults of the repudiators. There is a good deal of unhappiness in the Democratic-Greenback ranks. Ex-Doorkeeper Polk, of unsavory fame, is exposing crookedness in Carter Harri son, that reform ex-Congressman from Chicago, and it looks like an indictment to follow. Then the "Ohio idea" is blooming rather early in fact ; its Wash ington manager has caused the Demo cratic State Convention to be called on the same day as the Greenback, which means submission and surrender and causes many bolts. Then again the rebel office seekers by hundreds are im patient because they are not provided for at once. Alltogether we are having a grand exhibition of political imbecility and dishonesty which is surely leading to the slaughter of the Democratic party in 1880. Logan. It is probably generally remembered that some years ago in 1873 Congress passed a law providing for the erection of durable headstones over the graves of soldiers of the regular and volunteer forces of the United States whose remains are interred in the National Militarv Cemeteries. This law has been carried out, and the graves of the Nation's dead in these cemeteries are now permanently marked. At the instance of the War Department Congress has recently aa thorized the eretion of similar headstones over the graves of the Union soldiers who are buried in private and village cemeteries. Ibis will be done as soon as the necessary arrangements can be made. In the meantime the Quarter master General, at Washington, will at once proceed to collect the necessary in formation as to where theso headstones are required. All persons having any knowledge of the burial places of soldiers in private cemeteries whose graves arc not marked, are requested to communicate the fact to the Quartermaster General, and give regiment, company, and date of death of deceased, if known. Similar informa. tion is desired from parties in charge of such cemeteries. Of course it is not intended to furnish headstones for graves over which monu ments have already been erected by relatives or friends of the deceased. The walking mania in New York reached the climax of disgrace on Wed- nesday evening when eighteen women started on a tramp, amid the cheers and jeers of the masculine crowd in attend ance. They were dressed in all kinds of styles some in silks, satins, velvets, tights, low cut and high cut dresses, some with long hair and hats or caps, some with very little hair and no caps, some with whip3 and some with corn cobs. Nearly all wore short dresses, and each female was numbered. Four have dropped out already. The Greenback managers in Rhode Island have given orders to their follow ers to vote the Democratic ticket The Democratic vote will be increased about 200 by this means. Citizen. Yes, and the Greenback vote in Con gress is increased one by means of the treachery of the Citizen and other Re L ' IT . , T"t puoncan papers in Vermont. five hundred dollars 1 Thirty-one railway postal clerks and route agents have been removed, and forty-five more will have to be discharged to bring the expenditure within the ap propriation for the current year. ' THE ISSUE. Those who have kept themselves in formed on the present issue that divides the Republicans and Democrats in Con gress, know that it is a matter that might easily have been adjusted, had either party seen fit to yield a point, and the present extra session of Congress been avoided. But as there are some, doubtless, who do not fully understand the matter, we give the President's mes sage for the call of an extra session ; the estimates made by Secretary Sher man, of the amount needed to pay the current expenses of the year ; and the resolutions, introduced in the Senate by Senator Edmunds, which were intended to confine Congress to such legislation only as is required to pay the expenses of Government for the fiscal year : THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE. Fellow citizens of the Senate and House of Representatives : The failure of the last Congress to make the requisite appropriations foi legislative and judicial purposes, for the expenses of the Executive . departments of the Government, and tor the support of the army, has made it neccessary to call a special session of the 46th Congress. J be estimates of the appropriations needed, which were sent to Congress by the Secretary of the Treasury at the opening of the last session, are renewed and are therefore transmitted to both the Senate and House of Representatives Regretting the existence of the emer gency which requires a special session of Congress at a time when it is the gener al judgment of the country that the puo ia-vfarc will be best promoted ,by permanency in our legislation, and by peace and rest, I commend these tew necessary measures to your considerate attention. Rutherford B. Hyes. Washington, March 19, 1879. ESTIMATES FROM SECRETARY SHERMAN. Accompanying the President's message were estimates from the Secretary of the Treasurer of the money needed to carry on the Government. These are the same as those submitted at the opening of the last session with the exception of the items provided for at that session, under the Army bill of the last Congress, which made provision for the military academy at West Point. This leaves, according to the estimates. $28,340,500 yet to be appropriated for the Army. None of the legislative and judicial appropriations were provided for even in part. The estimates for these expenses is $16,520,601.91. To these appropriations is also to be added tbe item for court expenses, which is generally placed in the Sundry Civil bill, but which was left out of that bill at the last session. The estimate for these expenses is $3,000,000. SENATOR EDMUNDS RESOLUTION. Senator Edmunds offered the following resolution, in accordance with tbe unan imous agreement of the Bepublican caucus : Whereas, The necessity for the present special session of Congress has been oc casioned by the failure of the last Con gress to make appropriations for the army and for the legislative, executive and judicial expenses of the Government for the next fiscal year ; and nhereas. The business and other pub lie interests of the country will be best promoted by confining legislation to making provision for the objects afore said and by an early adjournment ; there fore, be it Resolved, That the bills and joint res olutions, excepting those for tbe aforesaid purposes, be referred to appropriate com mittees, and not reported until the next December session. It will be seen by the above that President Hayes, who has a constitu tional right to call for an extra session of congress, has seen fit to convene it for the one purpose of making appropriation for the support of the army, and the executive departments of the government. The Secretary of the Treasury has shown how much is required for these purposes, and Senator Edmunds has tried to con fine legislation to this one object. Mr. Edmunds resolution was "laid on the table," for several days, and fi nally when it was brought before the Senate again, it was voted down, every democrat voting against it every repub lican voting for it. The democrats have thus permitted the doors to be left open, and any thing and everything can now be got into the legislative machine, that any body in congress desires. Hence the long extra session that is liable to continue until members of congress are drawn away from Washington, by mala rial fevers is the work of the democrats. Their object in making an extra session necessary was to effect the repeal of laws which were made several years ago to protect voters and to secure a free and fair vote at all polling plases, and an honest count. When this measure was introduced in congress it came from Senator Powell of Kentucky, a staunch democrat, it was supported by him and his party in the Senate, went to the House and was there supported by every democrat, including the present speaker, Samuel J. Randall. The measure was emphatically a democratic measure ; but it has now become exceedingly obnox ious to that party. In our issue of March 17, we printed the larger portion of the law, and our readers will remem ber that it provided for two Supervisors, one a republican, the other a democrat, who were to attend all voting places, and see the count was fairly made and honestly reported. Another portion of the law provides that in places where there is danger from mobs and evil dis. posed persons, that the D. S. marshall of the district may cause a squad of troops to be called out to preserve quiet and prevent bloodshed and intimidation. This law is also extremely obnoxious to the democrats in congress, to southern politicians (ex-rebels) and to the demo catic wire pullers of the North. It has been shown by debate in con gress that nobody has demanded the re peal of the law by petitions, that nobody has ever been injured in person by the troops who have been employed to at tend polling places, and that in almost every instance the Supervisors have acted honesty in their spheres. ': But the democrats, now in majority l congress, have not seen fit to come out manfully with a bill for the repeal of the laws they dislike, but they have smuggled a repeal clause into appropria tion bills, and say to the country, unless we can have a certain law repealed we will withhold pay from the army, (those Southern fellows have had a spite against the array since 1865) we will not. vote money to pay the current expenses of the government, and, in short, we will starve you to it A man does not have to be a republican to see the meanness and injustice of this attempt at bull dozing on the part of the Southern brig adiers and their allies. Every honest patriotio man, sees that this is a con temptible, revolutionary act The republicans are ready to vote for the appropriation bills without the re peal clauses, but not with them. They will meet the democrats on the repeal measures by arguments and votes, and if defeated, surrender. It is needless to say that this matter is one of the most exciting that has come before the country for years. If the south is anx ious to introduce so revolutionary s measure into conffress on the very first a day, when she has gained ascendency in Congress, what may we expect in the future ' 7. . FORTY-SIXTH CONGRESS. Friday, March 2S. The Senate trans- acted no business. The House debated the Army bill, going into a long discussion on the use of troops at the polls ; Mr. Carlisle, of Kentucky, led the debate for the Dem ocrats, and Air. xrye, Air. (Jonger and Mr. Robeson were the principal speak ers on the Republican side ; no vote was taken. Saturday. The Senate was not in ses sion. In the House the Army bill was de bated, General Garfield making the principal speech for the Republicans and Mr. Stebbins, Mr. McMahon, Mr, .Wood, Mr. White, of Pennsylvania, and others taking part in the debate. Monaay. ihe senate only was in session ; the bill authorizing the con struction or a retngerating ship was considered: a bill extending the time for the construction of the Northern Pa cific Railroad was introduced. Tuesday. The Senate passed a resolu tion in relation to the joint rules o Congress, and also Mr. Harris' bill for a vessel to be used in disinfecting ships and cargoes from ports infected with contagious diseases. The Legislative Appropriation bill appropriating between $15,000,000 and $16,000,000, was reported to the House It repeals several parts of the Revised Statutes relating to elections, and pro vides new methods for drawing, jurors. 1 he greater part of the day was spent in debating the Army bill, the princi pal speeches being made by Congress men Muldrow, Chalmers and Frye. Wednesday. In the Senate the resolu uon oi Mr. noar aDOut iree assent in legislation was laid on the table 35 to 20 a strict party vote : Mr. Blaine will call for a vote on the resolution to day ; a majority report was made against admitting Senator Bell, of New Harap shire ; a Republican minority report was made in favor of it; the subject will be debated to-day. The House debated the Army bill Drier speeches Deing made by many members. Thursday. In the Senate a number of new bills were offered, and the two reports on the admission of Senator Bell were read ; the subject then went over ; Mr. Blaine did not call up the Hoar resolution for a vote, because Mr. Here ford, of West Virginia, gave notice that he would call it up on Monday in order to speak upon it; the nomination of Clarence King as Director of Surveys, and of Dr. Hamilton as the head of the Marine Hospital Service, were confirmed. In the House the debate on the Army bill was participated in by Mr. Knott Mr. Houk, Mr. Robeson, Mr. Blackburn and others ; Mr. Blackburn was very much complimented by his party friends. IIOVV WE SHALL GRANT WELCOM E The proposition to organize a recep tion of General Grant at San Francisco by transporting thither an excursion party of 50,000 admirers from the States east of the Rocky Mountains, is not only a practical absurdity, but if practicable would be a most vulgar and offensive mode of honoring so sensible, moderate, and unostentatious an American as Grant has always been in peace or war, in ob scurity or elevation, at home or abroad, and to a quiet gentleman returning from a tour which has been a continual round of complimentary receptions and civic honors, such a loud and boisterous "three cheers and a tiger" from 50,000 toadies would very naturally suggest some not very flattering comparisons between our crude civilization and some oi the na tions of Europe. In simple justice to General Grant, no one would feel a deeper disgust for such organized enthu siasm and commercial patriotism than he himself. His honest hate for such mummeries, his quiet courtesy, his free dom from all egotism, or arrogant boast ing, his simple fidelity to his friends, joined to his vast public services, have given General Grant the deepest place in the heart3 of the plain people of America ; they will be full of unaffected joy to bid him welcome home again, but they would despise him if they thought that foreign travel had spoiled that stal wart simplicity of character, that sav ing common sense, so that he would court suco a. demonstration as wis "ex- ursion party." We all expect when Grant's firm foot is fairly on our shores again, to feel a fresh thrill of that sen timent of security for the present and hope for the future that fills an affec tionate household when the stoutest and best loved son of the family is once more under the domestic roof. America has nn hraor. Btr,.,fn A,m f-;f;,. ua w.au v..auW auu m iUee uays waeu a , sinmn aP PnnfAfA V.' J Z 1KJ I u uiC..a.u vjvugicBs, uawi aeuessiuu and dance a rigadoon of rebellion in ev- ery debate, we shall all feel grateful to God, under whose providence Grant has been preserved to come back to the home he has so signally honored abroad. The freshet of tempestuous speech in Con gress, the noisy threats of hungry Con federates in Congress will not vex U3 so much when this stalwart soldier and patriot touches his cap respectfullv to his commanding officer, the American people, and reports again for duty. Be fore the shadow of his great name the Democratic sky will visibly darken, the green corn dance of drunken Confeder ates will slacken ; the political atmos phere win grow electic with revivmg patriotism, and the North, in all her words and works will give signs of joy that Grant is back, but we shall wel come him as a family welcomes its fath er and defender, not as a tide waiter and time server faws upon his patron. - A Sorely Stricken Town. The town ol Gloucester, Mass., situated on Cape Ann, the inhabitants of which are nearly all in one way and another de pendent upon the sea for support, a large number being seafaring men, has often been sorely smitten by bereavement, but never before to the same extent as dur ing the past winter. Within a little more than three months 19 vessels sail ing from that harbor have been lost, and 186 men belonging to them have been drowned, leaving 65 widows, and 167 children fatherless. During the recent gales 146 able-bodied men were lost on St. George's Hank. The families of these men are now in a large measure depend ent upon public charity for support, and an appeal is made for contributions from the country at large, which ought to call forth a generous response from many sympathizing hearts. At a recent meet ing of the American Seamen's Friend Society an appeal from the Mayor of Gloucester awakened the warmest ex pressions of sympathy, and it was voted at once to send $100 to the aid of the beieaved sufferers. Contributions for this purpose may be sent to the Amerl can Seamen's Friend Society, 80 Wall street New York, or to Mayor Williams. Gloucester, Mass. GENERAL NEWS ITEMS. President White, of Cornell Univer sity, has been appointed Minister to Germany. Thirty men were killed by an explo sion in a New Zealand coal mine last month. Chicago is the headquarters of a spec ulating ring in breadstuffs, the members of which are a curse to the country. The Princess Louise, it is announced intends to leave Canada for England once a year to look after her pet pro jects of a charitable nature. President McMahon of France paid for the entertainments he gave during the exposition as president out of his own pocket, and leaves omce a poor man. Judge Elliot, of the Kentucky court cf appeals, was shot and killed last Wed nesday in Frankfort by a man against whom he had rendered a decis ion. Joe Johnston, they say, blushed to the roots of his hair while he stood wait ing as the two loyal men from Virginia took the test oath till he could take the modified oath. The excess of exports over imports of merchandise for Febauary were $29, 4S8.563 ; for the twelve months ending February 28th, $383,855,354. The excess of exports over imports of gold and silver for February was $300,156. Colonel Alston, who was recently shot in the Georgia state house in open day, wrote a letter to the New York Tribune not long since in which he declared that life and property were as secure in that state as in any part of the United States. ' A few years ago the Czar of Russia sent the Emir of Afghanistan a quamty of lightning rods, and the Afghans put up the gilded points on their houses without connecting them with the ground. The effect was not favorable to Russian popularity. A colored man, aged 84 years, near Free Union, Va., is the father of 24 liv ing children, 10 of whom are boys and 14 girls, thirteen of the latter are moth rs of twins. The number of his grand children reaches 100. Jacob Wheeler is the name of the old man. He is now living with his third wife, and works hard every day. "Old Abe," the Wisconsin war eagle, Ihas safely reached his home at Madison, to which he returned after leaning Bos ton. It is said that he displayed a little enthusiasm on being led into his spa cious quarters in the basement of the Capitol, and flapped his wings and screamed a national air or two, evident ly glad to get home again. The new tobacco tax is skillfully ar ranged. The government rebates the whole tax on what is exported. The present tax is twenty-four cents, but af ter May 1st it will be sixteen cents. -Manufacturers who have stocks on hand that they paid twenty-four cents tax on, can ship them abroad, get the whole tax taken off, and then import them again under the sixteen-cent tax, saving eight cents a pound. The Springfield, Mass., Republican says: "Luke Bush of Westfield has re cently sold eleven head of cattle whose aggregate weight was 25,000 pounds, for about $1,500. The heaviest pair brought down the scales at over 5,000 pounds, and the lightest weighed not less than 4,000. Seth Bush has in his barns 18 head which now weigh an average of 2,000 pounds each, but are not yet con sidered fat enought for market A dozen pair oi bneiourue oxen and steers were lately shipped from Greenfield to Boston that weighed in the acsresate 46.765 pounds, or 2,879 pounds'per pair. One pair weignea ,ozo pounds. STATE NEWS ITEMS. A tax of five cents on a dollar pay3 the current expenses of the town of Berkshire. A tax oi la cents on a dollar pays the expenses of the ensuing year in the town of trankhn. Gen. W. W. Henry of Burlington will succeed the late Gen. George P. Foster t of V.PmfU,t, man woodbridee mavor. while bis colored coachman, Stephen Bates, i3 tne new c,fcy Sheriff. Colonel T. S. Peck has paid to Mrs. George P. Foster $600 to which she was entitled through her husband's mcmber- bership in the Masonic Relief associa tion. T. C. Brennan and Thomas Tierney, at bt. Albans, were recently fined ten and twenty dollars and costs, the former sentenced to imprisonment for one month, for liquor selling. They appeal ed, of course. George M. Chase, of Westminster, has been feeding live hogs this winter on clover hav twice a day, and slops from the house once a day, and reports them as thriving finely. He says they will walk up and eat clover hay like an ox. A party of twenty treasure hunters from Vergennes are making preparations to unearth 10,000 sovereigns which they usist were buried during Burgoyne 8 invasion near Ausable forks on tbe bank of that river. The usual luck probably awaits them. ihe JNationai bang or rouitney sus pended payment Saturday morning. The accounts of the institution are said to be all straight and it is intimated that the suspension is really for the purpose of closing up the affairs-of the bank, there being sufficient assets to meet all liabilities. Sheriff Halbert lately seized from E. Ransom, who keeps a saloon in St Al bans, two five-gallon keg3 of whiskey, three two quart jugs of liquor, five one- quart bottles partly full, and one barrel et beer. The liquor was adjudged by Justice Gil man forfeited, and Ransom did not appear. ihe richest man m Uavendish, now 74 years old and who began life as a merchant's clerk more than a half cen tury since without a dollar, and has amassed a fortune, still carries the same well-preserved umbrella purchased by him 50 years aso. We would like to know how such a man could help ac cumulating a fortune. A letter from Port Townserid, Wash ington Territory, says that Denni3 Hight and his wife were botu murdered there a few weeks ago, and that thus far their murderers have escaped arrest, although two men had been confined on suspicion. Mr. Hight went west from Albany, but we understand he has no relatives there now. He has a brother B. W. Hight, at Council Bluffs; Iowa. Yiola Beckwith, of Eochester, fell from a swing early last fall receiving injuries which some weeks later pro duced an almost total inability to take food. For twenty-two weeks she has not taken as much nourishment as would furnish a single meal for an ordinary man : but has subsisted almost exclu sively upon the small quantities of stim ulants which her stomach could retain. James Brown was arrested recently bv officer Ladd. Enosburah Falls, for burglarizing the store of George Fassett & Son in October, 1S77, of about $100 worth of goods. A portion of the goods were found in his possession and fully identified by Mr. Fassett He was brought before Justice J. G. Jenne for examination and held for trial at county court. . His bail was fixed at $500 in default of which he was committed to jail. Airs. Erastus Edgerton of Hydepark, has a snake cactus which is now in bloom, it has 49 buds and blossoms, with the appearance of still more. On the main stock are 45 branches, and 30 others of smaller proportions have sprouted within the past six months. Fifteen slips were taken from the plant during the last summer and fall. The lougest branch is 10 feet, and many others are from 5 to 8 feet long. The interest awakened in all the Pro testant churches in St. Albans during the past few weeks is considerable. In the Methodist church there have been about ntty nopeiul conversions, tne re sult of Miss Knowles labors. In the Baptist church there have been more baptisms than at any previous period. In the Congregational church a most gratifying number, especially of young people, have expressed Christian iaith, and at St. Luke's church, under the ministratioas of the new rector, a good sized elass for confirmation has been forming. Messenger. The Burlington Free Press says that the other day a year and a half old child of Edward Chase, of Essex Junc tion was observed to be suffering great, pain, tor whicn no visinie cause couia be discovered. But the next morning, as it was being dressed, a thread was discovered protruding from between two oi its rios on tne nguti siue, wuiuu, uu being pulled out, proved to have a nee dle upon the end of it. T he whole length of the thread was one foot five inches, which together with the needle, 1 1-2 inches long, was in tbe child's body. How it came there is a mystery. Last Fall there resided with Hiram Skeels at Highgate three persons who had lived beyond fourscore, namely, Mrs. Rachel Skeels, widow ot the late u- liam Skeels, aged eighty-two ; William G. White, aged eighty-seven, and Mr. Nathan White, aged ninety-three. On the 1st day of February Mr. William G. White died at the Falls, where be was then boarding; on the 11th of the same month Mr. White died at the resi dence of his son-in-law, Mr. Skeels, and on the 5th of March Mrs. Eachel Skeels died at" the old homestead. Thus in a little over one month the three who so recently lived together were laid in their last resting-places. Another important decision has just been rendered by Judge Wheeler of the circuit court in the famous Burdett-Es-tey organ suit, being on the ..motion of the plaintiff for an attachment for con tempt in disobeying on the part of the defendants the injunction and order of the court, and in infringing on the claim of the patent, plaintiff referring most particularly to the valve opening. In denying the motion the court says that the plaintiff has no patent for any sort of valve opening, and that the defend ants cannot infringe by the mere use of any, however made or of whatever shape or size. And the court further jsays that this decision upon this question, bo far as it affects this motion, ia not re viewable. LW Geo. P. Bowell & Go's A.T WOOD'S Jaundice Bitters ! Great Remedy for Spring Diseases The genuine has the Manhattan Medicine fin' private proprietary stamp on every botile. Extract from Affidavit of MOSES ATWOOD. "I hereby certify that I did sell all mv rieht. In terest and clalia In my Invention Atwood's Physical Jaundice Bitters, to Carter, Dodge & Co., in 1852." Statement of M. CARTER & SON. "This is to certify that we sold to the Manhattan Med. Co., in April, lt)75, our entire rieht. title and In terest in and to Atwood's Vegetable Jaundioe Bitters." Statement of DODGE and DOR3IAN. "The Manhattan Med. Co of New York are sole proprietors of the genuix Atwood's Bitters, and have the exclusive right to the Trade Mark, Ac.', Do not be deceived by worthless imitations. MANHATTAN MED. CO., New York. Wanted ONE SALESMAN! fori each State. 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Shaw & Co., Augusta, mains. aly annual Catalogue of Vegetable and) Flower Weed for 1879, rich in engravings, from! original photographs, will be sent FREE, to all who apply Customers of last season need not write for it. I offer one of the largest collections of vegetable seed ever sent out by any seed house in America, a large portion of which were grown on my six seed farms. Printed directions for cultitation on each package. All seed warranted to be both fresh and true to name ; so far, that should it prove otherwise, I will refill the or-l der gratis. The original introducer of the Hubbard j Squash, Phinney's Melon, Marblehead Cabbages, Mex- lean corn, and Bcores of other vegetables. I invite the I patronage of all who are anxious to have their seed I directly from the grower, fresh, true, and of the very I oest strain, jnew v jsuetabjjES a fcristjiALrY. JAMES J. H. GREGORY, Marblehead, Mass. NEW BARBER SHOP. The subscriber would respectfully inform the citi zens of Baiton and vicinity that be has bought out Mr. F. F. French, and has fitted op a Shaving and llair Dressing Room in Robinson A Joslyn's Block opposite Post Office in Barton Village, where he will wait on all those who will favor him with a call. Farmers and those which are in the habit of shaving themselves, are respectfully requested te bring their Razors to be honed. Having had an experience of 23 years, 1 will not be beat. 1 hope by courteous con duct, and satisfactory workmanship, to merit a share of your patronage. ISAAC ARC HAMBEAU. Barton Vt, March 24, 1879. tfl3 HEW DENTIST AT BARTON. J. A. PEAKS03ST, (formerly with C. R. Pell, Montpelier, Vt,) Has taken rooms in tbe Woodman building where he may be found at all business hours, ready to attend to tne duties or bis profession. -- - ;J ' 03 Boarding place at Mrs. M. E. Jones. REFERENCES: J. B. Woodward, M. D.; J. M. Templeton, M. D. ; Hon. Charles H. Heath ; P. H. 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