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VERMONT WATOHMAN & STATB JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY, AUOUST 9, 1882.
VEI)NKSAY, AUOUST 0, 1882. 1 KBHi-tJ W v ' trtctly ln lnpt or IJ.W If not pnUl wHhln three montli-.. RemlUAtKVi civn l tnatJe by eiprrs mon-y onlP, ob slnaWe at any offlce of the I'nH-d Htalea A I'MfcU, or Amerlcan Eiprcr-s L'eminny, whlch cont onlr Jfrs cmi for rdj sum twu thsn flre (lollsrs. For (Jorernor, BAttSTOW, SilEl.nuitNE. JOIIN L. For tJeuttnanUftormtor, SAMUKIj 15. I'lNORHN, ITautford. For TmuurtT, WILLIAM II. DulJOIS, Randolph. For ilemUr 0 Conirm, LUKK 1'. I'OLAND, St. Joiinshuiiy. Washington Counlu Xomlnntloni. - c , WiixMin S. Maktih, Plainfield! For Senators KnWN k. Joses, Northfield. .!. II. IIastimh, Waitsfield! Asstjudges joiik M. Fkiihi, Cabot. State's Attorncy-lIntAM A. Hisk, Montpelier. Sheplft-KiiANK II, AniriiTO.v, Doiliuty. Illeu Ilallltr-CiiAiii.ES W. nnAivi, Warren. Judge o( l'robate Haiivkv Tildkn, Ilarre. Tlio Cormlj ConTcntlon. There was a large gathering o tlie bono anil slnow o Washington counly republican' lam at the mass convenllon in thls village on Saturilay. Tho conventlon went to work promptly and resolutely to do the business It had assembled to transact, and it did tliat business well. It put an excellent tlcket In nomlnatlon. Wlllard S. Martln and Kdwin K. Jones are men who have had large expe- rience ln those businoss aflalrs which wlll estieolally Ct them for practical leglslators. They are men of (freat Intelllgence, of ound jiulirtiieiit. and, whlle they will make c'areful law-makerp, we belleve they wlll be the staunch supporters of genuino reform and of a wlsely-progressive course in all matters re- lating to the welfare of the state. Mr. fllar- tin has been a member of the house of representatives andassistant Judge of Wash Ington county court. These publio cflices he has Hlled acceptably, and It 1s hlgh praise to say of him, as a member of the Y aahing- ton county bar has sald, that no man hap made a more cflicient olHcial than Judge Martin. In many important mlnor truats he ha9 alo dlsplayed those quallties whicb are sought ln a capable law-maker. Mr. Jones is asuccessful business man of North' field and has served two terms ln the honse from that town. The reputation he made in the legislature gave his candidacy for the senategreatand deserved popularlty through out the county. He 1s remembered as the active champion of the law prohibitlng the bondlng of towns to aid in the construction of railwaya, and the success of that wlse moasure is credited to his skillful and per slstent eiTorts ln Its behalf. It is superflu- ous to speak of Iliram A. Huse's qualifica- tions for the oflice of state's attorney. Mr, Huse is one of the best and most favorably known amoDg the young men of AV'ashing' ton county. His character, his honesty, and his abllity, won him cheerfui support and a unanlmous and hearty nomination. John M. Fisher of Cabot was nominated for as sistant judge by a vote tbat was the source of congratulations on the part of hisfnends and of contusion and shamefacedness to the petty personal opposltion that was busy to defeat him. The republicans of the county paid slight regard to local cquabbles, and, finding in Mr. Fisher an honest, worthy and capable man fnr asslstant judge, nomi nated him to that cflice by a practically unan lmous and certalnly very cordial vote. These were the clBces of high Importance for whlch new men were to be selected. The remain ing officials bad so well approved their fit- ness for the oflices to which cnstom would grant them contlnuance for anotber term that, wlth the exception of the probate judgeship, no desire was expressed or effort made to secure a change. C. II. Pitkln, by reason of preference for his regular profes sional practice, had peremptorily declined a ienomlnation to the cflice of state's attor ney. It was a matter of regret that the for mer practice of returning one of the oldsen ators could not have been rc-established, but tho elements were unfavorable and the de sire to get back to a good and wholesome rule was relegated for fulfillment to a f uture conventlon. The resolntlons have the riglit ring, and we apprehend that they wlll com raend themselves to general approval. I'ar ticularly satisfactory is the reference to matters of taxation, though tax reformation ln the state at large and in thia county in particular has reachod a stage of etalwart, popular endorsement in comparison wlth which the phrajo? of conventional resolu tions are tame and almost perfunctory. The case of delegate versus maas conventions was reargued, and, whlle the advocatea of the former method of constltuting a county conventlon have theory and reason on their side, it is evident that until some great job or perversion of the popular will can be traced to the doors of a maas conventlon H wlll continue to have the preference in Washington county. The Jiext Duty. State, district and county conventions have been held and candidales for the va vious oll'ices within the sphere of these bodies have been named. The towns of the state indivldually will have the next im portant duty to discharge in the choice of candidates for the cflice of representatlve. The evlls reaulting from a sweeping bien nial change in the membership of the state legislature have been previously and fuliy discassed. It is not necessary to re- view them at thls time. The Injury done in the law-making department of the state government by tho practical adoption of the one term system in the choice of represen tatives is generally conceded, and was made the subject of a recommendatory resolu tlon by the state conventlon. The same practice prevalls ln chooslng members of the senate, but the fact that very many sen ators are men who have had more or less experlence in leglslation ln the house of representatives saves the senate from the full force of the evlls of rotatlon. Iu the house the case Is different. The member ship of that body dnring the curreut .blen nial term is two hundred forty-onp, of whicb number ouly nineteen were members iu the prevlous general assembly,andonly forty-one have ever been representatives before, so that two hundred members, or flve-sixths of the house, are eutire strangers to legislative methods and trainlng. Concedingthat these two hundred tyros ln leglslation are meu chosen for their conslitutional pre-eminence In nisdom and virtue, several weeks must elapse before thf y acrjuire by practice even a raeasurable degree of famlllarlty and skill in tbe business of law-making. That practice it may be supposed, these men acquired at the last aession and have not lost lt utterly duiing the two years which will have passed when the next legislature assembles. The questlon whlch now prescnts itself to tho freemen of the state is how much of thls tralned legislative abllity wlll they retalu for the future servlce of the state. Will they send back a reasonable proportion of these men, those who have dlsplayed fltness and capaclty for legislative duties 1 or, imr- sulng a course whlch they would justly deem sulcldal ln their prirate business af fairs, wlll they sacrifice them to the vlcious demands of rotatlon and flll the representa tives uall wltti anotber nuota of raw leeis- latlve materlal 'I The practice of rotatlon has been condemned by almost the entlre press of the state durlng the present cain paign, and lt is hoped the frnit of this agl tation of the matter wlll appear ln tho choice of an lncreaaed proportion of old and worthy members. Washington county has many able men ln the present legislature. The towns of the counly should selcct those rep resentatives who have served them falth. fully and efliclently and who wlll consent to a renomlnatlon, and, by an earncst effort ln tho Interest of good government, endeavor to return them to the legislature at the en sutng electlon. Kearon aud common sense dictate such a course, and, In obedlence to such demands, the people, consulting their common welfare, should unlte to overthrow tbe Injurious custom whlch has so long and so generally prevalled. It Is a good tlme to ruako a bfglnning. l'nsscd Otcr His Velo. Tho prcsldent returned to the house of representatives, wltliout his Blgnature, the rlver and harbor approprlatlon bill. Aiter alludlng to the provlslon whlch tho blll made for many beneficent objects, among them the reclamation of tho l'otomso marshes and the Improvement of the.Mls slislppl river projccts, which he had es- peclally f avored, the presldent continuos ; "Mj prloclpal objtctlon to the blll Is tbat It rontAlnR Aimrnnrtatlnnn for riurtioscs not for tbe coaimon defence or the pnbllc welfare and whlch do not proinotecoramcrceamoninesiaies 1 uieee provWonf, on Ihe contrary, are entlrelv for Ihe beneflt of the particular locAlitle ln whlch lt I proposed to make tlio improvements. 1 regara sucii at propriaiiun 01 me pu 011c rnuoe; ns utiyuau tho powers Kiven by tbe conKtltutlon to confEreys or the preMdent. I feel the more bound to wlth hold my slgnatnre from the blll on account of the pecullar evlls wblch mantfestly result froin thls Infractlon of the constltutlon. Approprlatlons of thls nature, to be devoted purely to local objects, tend to an Increase ln number and Inamount, As the citlr.ens of one stMe flnd that money, to ratse whicli they, lu common wlth the wbole countiy are tAied, Is to be expended for IocaI Improve ments in another state, they demand simllar bene flts for themseWea, and it Is not unnatural that they shonld seek to defend themselves for such of tho publlc fonds by securlne approprlatlons for plmi Ilar Improveraents ln their own nelghborhood ; thus, as tbe blll becomes more objectlonable, lt recetves more support ; thls result ls Invarlable, and necessarlly follows a neglcct to observe the constltutlonal llmltatlons lmtiosed upon the aw maktng pov. er. The npproprUtlons for rlver and hnrlNir ItnnroTements bave. under tbe lolluence to which 1 havealluded, increased year by year out of proportion to the iiro(tres of the conntry, great as that has been. ln 1870 the aggregale ap proprlatlon was S.VJIO.IKX) i In 187B. iO,(H8,51T ; In 1880, S8,97(i,X), andln 1881, S11,4S1,:X), whlle bv the present act tbere Is approprlated 818,74.1, 873. Whlle feellog every dlsposltion to leave to the legtslaturo the respooslbilfty of determinlng what amount should be approprlated for the purposcs of the blll so long as the approprlatlons are confined to objects Indlcated by the grant of powers, 1 cannot eccape tne concmsion tuai, as a part of tbe law-making wer of the government, the duty devolres upon meto withhold my slgna tnre from Ihn blll rontAlnlnirannronrlatlons which. In my opinlon, greatly exceed ln amount the neeus 01 tne country lor tne present nscai year, lt belng tho ussge to proviue money lor tnese pur mses bv annual nnnronrlatlon bllls. The nrest dent Is, ln eltect, dircctcd to ezpend so large an amount of money wlthln so brlef a perlod that the expendlture cannot be made economlcally and advantageously, The extravagant expend lture 01 puonc money 1 an evu not 10 00 meaf ured by the value of that money to the people who are taxcil for lt. Thev sustaln a createrlnlurv ln tbe demorallzliu; effect produced upou thote who areentrusted wlthotllclal duty throughall the ramiflcatlons of government. These ohjeo tions could be removed and every constltutlonal purposo readlly obtained Bhould congress enact that one-balf only of tho aggregate amount pro vided for in the blll bo approprlated for expendl ture durlng tbe flfcal year, and tbat the sura so approprlated be expended only for such objects named ln tbe blll as tbe secretary of war, under the dlrectlon of the presldent shall determlne ; proTlded that in no case sball tbe expendlture for any one purpose exceed the sum now deslgnated by the bill for that purpose. 1 feel anthorlzed to ma&e thls stiggestion. bccause of the duty Ira- posed upon the presldent by tbo constltutlon, to recommend to tbe conslderation of congress such mcasurrs as be sball judge necessary and expc dlent, and because lt fs my earnest desirothat the publlc works whlch are in progress shall sufTer no injury. Congress will also convene agaln ln four months, when thlt wholo subject will be open lor tneir consiaerauon." The act of the presldent and the unan- swerable reasons with which he sustains his veto must wln for him the unqualified support and admiratlon of every man who can appreciate the honest and thorough-gc Ing discharge of a great duty. A more fear less or tersely wrltten expoaition of a great abuse, accompanied by more wholesome pre- cepts concerning the expendlture of publlc money, has seldom emanated from any chief executive of the nation. Although the veto proved to be powerless to prevent the con- summation of the purpose of the advocates of the bill, the example of the presldent wlll remain, and we believe the overthrow of the long-continucd and constantly increasirjg abuses which have gathered aronnd the annual approprlation blll for the improve ment of rlvers and harbors will date from this last but fatal trlumph of its frlends and supporters. The strongly-stated points in the above extract, which contains the essen- tial portlon of the brief message, need no explanation. In a few passages of " f rczen truth " the presldent says all there Is to say on the subject. In the first place he builds upon the solid rock of the constltutlon. Appropriations of money entirely for the beneflt of particular localities are In his be- lief beyond the powers glven by the constl tution to congress and the presldent, and the inevltable tendency and inberent im- inorality of such appropriations are sum med up with consummate truth and brevlly in the singlesentence "thua as the bill be comes more objectlonable it receives more support." The figures which tho I'resident gives are conclusive proof of the truth of his slngularly apt and forcible stateraent, whlle the morality inculcated in his postulate respecting the extravagant expendlture of publio money is worthy the heed of all publlc servants as well as tbe congressmen to whlch it was addressed. A simllar opportunlty to distingulsh blmself was afforded presldent Hayes, and the resolution he dlsplayed In vetolng the fundlng blll passed toward the close of his administration gave rise to the hope that he would stlll further slgnalize the close of his administration by puttlng his cfflclal foot upon the annual rlver and harbor " sleal," the enormlty of which had corae to be fully apprehended, and the de mand for the suppression of the theft, by press and people, unlversal. Hut Mr. Hayes did not rise to the full height of the occa sion and lost a golden opportunlty to do a brave and rlghteous act. The blll whlch he signed, though smaller in amount, lacked even the redeeming features ln the bill which appealed strongly though in valn to I'resident Arthur's sanctlon. There Is sat- Isfactiou in the fact that the people heartily endorse the veto and an assurance that wlth a measurably honest congress success will crown tne next coutest wltn thls great wrong. An analysis of the vote by whlch the bill was ilnally passed shows that of the 122 af- flrmatlve votea ln the house, sixty-nlne were republican and fitty-lliree democratic ; of the fifty-nine negatlve votes thirty-two were republicans and twenty-seven democratic. There were 110 absentees. The vote was only two ln excess of the constitutional rna- jorlty. In the senate, of forty-one aflirma tlve votes twenty-three were democrats and eighteen republicans) of the slxteen nega tlve, twelve were republicans and four were democrats. It is also suggestive to note that those senators who, like Dawes and 1 loar of Maasachusetts and Miller of New York, have been loudest in their advocacy of clvll servlce reform, votod for the measure. Maiue, New Hainpshlre, Vermont, Connect icut, I'endleton of Ohlo and lloss Caineron of I'ennsylvania voted agatnst the bill. In the house Vermont', one negatlve vote was east by Mr.Tyler, (Jroutand Joycenotvot- ing. New York and I'ennsylvania, seats of "bosaism" and "inachine politlcs," voted by good majorltlea against the measure while Maasachusetts east slx votea for and two votes against the bill. It Is somewhat exasperatlng that, after a courageous veto and cousldering the fact that there was an undoubted constltutlonal majority agaiust the bill, it was passed at last by reason of absenteelsm. A votk for the river and harbor blll bids fair to prove as fatal to congressmen deslr- Ing re-electlon as falluro to make out an in ventory la to asplraubi for ofllce lu Vermont. Callcd to Account. The lloston Aihert'ver reviews the actlon of the Massachnsetts delogation ln con gress upon tho rlver and harbor blll. Whllo glvlng the senators and representatives of that state oredlt for good work done In thls congress, It sevorely condemns their votes ln favor of that measure, and demands their punlshment by the poople. The Atlvertiser thus closes Its artiole 1 " For the votes whlch tho Massachnsetts members gave for this measure there can be no excuse. The country did not need the approprlatlons, the poople did not desire them to be made. Cer talnty we do not say that the votea for the blll stamp those who gave them as bad and dangerous men ; but we do say that tbe act was one whlch properly ahakes publio con fldence ln elx at least of our members and Iu both of our senators, and makes lt a most serlous question for thevotersot the common wealth to conslder whether this is not a case whlch calia for such actlon 011 their part as wlll teach publio servants that they are un der a real, as well as a nomlna1,roaponsibil ity to the people. If a vote to pass a blll which authorizes wasteful extravagance, whlch aels an evll and a dangerous prece dent, whlch oMends against the judgraentof a united communlty, whlch has been vo toed on constltutlonal grounds, if sucli a vote ia not to be punlshed in any way, what may a representatlve do to deserve condem nation ?" Tho Sikz Cnnnl. The Suez Canal is about one hundred miles in length, extending from 1'ort Sald to Suez, having a surface width of thrce hundred and twenty-five feot and a wldth of seventy-two feet at the bottom, and a water depth of twenty-Blx feet, wlth no locks. The work of constructlng thia canal waa be gun ln 18M, nnder a charter from the vice roy of Kgypt, runnlng for nlnety-nine years, and was compleled on the 15th of August, 18C9, consuming a perlod of fifteen years, and connectlng the waters of the Red and tho Medlterranean Seas. The canal was formally opened on the 17th of November, 16G9. In 187S the ilritish government, through the ltothschllJs, purchased from tho khedive of Kgypt 170,002 of 100,000 sliarea, paying 1,080,000 for these shares. The treflic through the canal has steadiiy increased from 180 vesaels, with a tonnage of 135,911 and recelptsamountingto 91,031,- 803 in 1870, to, In 1831, 2,727 vessels, wlth a tonnage of 5,701.000, and receipts of 910, 251,800. Kngland furnlahed in 1881 eighty two per cent and ln 1880 seventy-nine per cent of the entlre tonnage. " De I.esaeps' Ditch," that was once laughed at by Kng lisbmen, has proved of the utmost value to Great Dritain. Xotos andJiollons. We observe that some of the newspapers outside the state speak of Judge 1'oland as " the venerable 1'oland." Jude 1'oland will be slxty-aeven years of age the first of No vember next. In the present house, Wait, Miles, Finley, Stephens, Singleton of Illinoia, Singleton of Misslsslppl, Walter A. Wood, IlobcrtSIcLane, William I). Kelley and Cor- nell are all older than Judge 1'oland, and none so vigorous. S avs the ConcorJ Monitor i " All honor to President Arthur for his veto of the river and harbor bill I Since he came Into the presidential chair under circumstances so untoward be has demonstrated the wlsdom which coupled his name with that of the lamented Garfield upon the republican ticket. Thua far hia action as president has been well nigh faultless. He has proved himself a reformer ln deed, and in no in stance more truly so than the present." Tiik commissioner of internal revenue has submitted his annual report, from which it appears that the revenues of the government from thia source last year amountod to $110,520,273.71, collected at an expense of $5,108,300, or less than three and one-balf per cent of the amount collected. For the past eix years the Income from thls source has amounted to 9718,831,071.01, collected at an expense of 927,087,300, or three and sli-tentlis per cent. The Internal revenue tax, wlth the amendments now Incorporated ln the tax bill, will be wholly upon artlcles of luxury, eaaily and cheaply collectlble, as appears from the statistics cited, and is tax ation ln its proper and most tolerable fonu. It Imposea no unjustifiable burdens, and there is no call for Its reduction. WiTMOUTa known exception, the press of the country of both political parties approves in unqualified terms President Arthur's veto of the river and harbor bill and condemns the action of those senators and representa tives whose votes or whose failure to vote passed this gigantic fraud over the presi dent's veto and ln opposltion to the loudly expressed protests of the people of the na tion. The infamy of the proceeding and the opposltion is about evenly divlded be- tween uemocrats and republicans, and lt will be a poor subject for political capital. The democratio strenglh in favor of the measure was natnrally in the south. Of fifty-fivd southem democrats votlng, forty five voted yea and ten nay in the house. iu the senate nineteen southem democrats voted yea and only two nay, The old Btory, lue olu llag and an approprlation again. Tho Wnr lu Kgypt. t.!, n .... 1 . .i 41.. 1 11.. . t oiicujr guiuiuaincu. ius oicum ui uie ween are an followni The khedive has autliorized the Kne lich occupatlon ol bo much ol the Suf&cjinal an in iiecetnary to effect the exmlion o! the rebela. The Ilrltbh troopn made a recoQDalttHaace on the Abouklr road Tuettday, August 1, And dlttcov ered that Arahi l'acba waa litrengthtjDlDc hU lloes near iAke Mareotls, nnd that hU camn had been moved ilve mllea nearer the KnglUh i-OBltion. The sulUn wlll declare Arabl I'aclia a reliel after ineianainc or me lutitisii iroopsin r.jtypt. At the conference of the powers at Constantlnople, Wednettday, AugUHt 2, the Uunnian audTurklsh reprenentatlves eiplalned the attltude of their re Fpectlve conntrles on the Fyptlan qucytlon, and ijuru uuutjiiu usjjiniiicu luunciionoi r.Dgianu m bombaidlcg Alexandrla. lle has pent another note to the ixjrte, lneUtlnfi that Arabl I'aclia ahall bo declared aretfel. Arubi's cavalrydruve ln the left front of the llrltlnh tIcket euard. TuphiIav. and hU troops Kenerally are tho wln j; much actlv ny, a movemeni on tue ari 01 a eiuail uody ol Arabl I'aclia' s forcea on Tuesday nluht no frlglit ened a coiupany of the slxtleth rlties that, after flrlng a ilnKle volley at the enemy, they beat an lngloilous retreat. Nlne vwHela witli arms, am munilton and provlnlons, and elshteen hundred trooiM. have left for vdL Thelhlrtveltrlith and nlxtUth Kngllsh reulments made a rtcunnala- sance wednesday aiternoon to a polot about tlve inues ueyona me itamien ouiposw, anu lound the enemy's ponltlon almoht entirely aban doned. A detachment of neveral hundred Ilrltli'li marlnes has occupled Buec unoppoed, It Is reported that complete arrangements have been made by whlch the Ilrltlsb navai contlngent can ocrupy the Meks forta. Ihe left front of the llrUhh llne was attacked by the enemy Frlday mornlng and was protnptly met by flfty men of the forty-slith reeluient. The enemy are reported to be ln ereat force at Abouklr, Ihe Drltlsh tranHport CaUilonla, wlth two generaln and a reglment of ttotdiers on hoard, left 1'orts mouth for Kgypt. Frlday. The queen wltnettned the departure. Tbe Drltlsh trooi made an at- tacKon Araoi i-acna s aavance guaru near uam leh on Saturday aiternoon, and after au engage ment of two houra wlthdrew. havloe acrom- pllehed the object of tbe reconnalsance. The Enftllaih casualtles were four men kllled and iwenty-nlne wounded, The losses of tlie enemy are reported to have been betweeu three hundred and fuur hundred ln kllled and wounded. Arabl's troops were found tu be strongly pusted on the eastern slde of the Mahmoudleh canal, and also on tne opjvosite banic, ne was onven irom ootn ponl tions, aud alao from a second posltlon half a mlte ln the rear on the eastern bank. Arabl's forcesat Kafrel Dwar are estlmated at 10,000. There wasa general ntampede of the Kgyptlan troops and Arab opulatlon on the occuputton cf buti by the Drltlsh forces. At the conference of the powers on baturday, Lord UufTerin. the Drlt Uh ambassador. accented the Drinclitle of col lectlve protectlon of the Suez canal, Wlth the exceptlouot Frauce, all the representatives accept the prlnclple wlth a roodiucatlon that there should be only provlslonal suptsrvUlon, At the conferenceot Ihe nowers at Constantlnoiile, Monday, theTurklsh delegates assented to the condltluns iroposed by toesuwers ln their Invl tation for tne lurte's loterveutlon ln l!izvit. hald I'acha has assured hnrd UutTerin that tlieiurte wtllproclalm Arabl I'acha a rebel. glrCharles UUke announced lu iurtlameut, Monday, that the nieasure before the conference at CoiiHtantlnople relatedonly to proposals for the aafety of the Buex Canal, aud that the couftreuce has uo con trol over Dugland'a actlon elther at tiuezorany other ixtlut whero Drltlsh troops are ln possesMou by virtue of the khedlve's proi-osal, lt Is re ported that Dussla Is inaklnt; warllke prejara ilonsln oonseuueuce of the iH)tHbllltv uf coiu pllclty betweeu Turkey and r.ngland, Turklsh trooj aalled from Coiistautlnople for l'4;t uii Mturuay, ForlySctcnth Congress. Mondat. Jn!v31. The senate passed tbenaval approprlation blll, retalntng by a voto of 32 to 23 the amendment rcduclng the approprlation for flnlshlngthe Mlantonomah and ihe other Iron clad vessels from 1,000,000 to 8100,000 and etopplng further prnceedings under the contracts of Marcli 3, 1877. The snndry clvll approprlatlon blll was consldered and twenty-ono pages were dlsposcd of before adjournment. A blll was passed to prevent and punlsh the counterfeltlng of nntes, bonds and otber forelgn secnrltles wlthln the united stAtes.. . . ln ths honse a jotnt resolu tion was reported by the forelgn rommlttee pro vldlng for tho creation of a new commlssion to conslder the clAtms against Venexuela adjud lcated by the mlxr-d commlssion of 1800. An elTort to table tho blll placlng General (Irant on tho retlrnl llst of the army was defented by a voto of 8:1 to 77 subseqnently the blll wss referred to the mll itary commlttee. An evening sesslon was held for the consldetatlon of penslon bllls. TcRsnAr, August l.ln the senate an adrerse report was maae on me joint resoiution auinoriz ing the Issue of two per cent bonds. The confer ence commlttee on the Jananeso lndemnltv blll reported Its lnablllty to agrce wllh tbe house commlttee. The snndry clvll approprlatlon was consldered at length.,, ..The house passed the blll exemptlng, ln the calculatlon of tne tonnage of Amerlcnn vessels, space occupled by cabln compartments, etc , not exceedlng ilve per cent of the gross tonnage, and In case of steam vessels like exemptlons and also for bolleri and englnes not exceedlng In all fifty per cent of the gross tonnage, tne navai npproprianon diii was norted back and somo of the senate amendmc were concurred ln and others rejected. A new confercnce commlttee was appoloted, The report on the Chlll-reru Investlgatlon was submitted, and a resolution for the final adjournment of congress on Frlday next was offered and referred to me appropriations commiueo. Wkdnfhdav, August 2. Tho senate, by a vote of 41 to 10, passed the rlver and harbor blll over the prosldent s veto. The rest of the sesslon was occun ed m nclnallvlnd scuss nz and amencl ing the sundrv civil aporopriatlon blll. whlch flnally passed. ... .The house, by a vote of 122 to CO, passed the rlver and harbor blll, tho presl dent'tt veto to the contrary notwlthstanding. It also lnsisted on its dlsAgrecment to the senate araenaments to tno navai approprlation mti, anu fl new conference commlttee was appolnted. Tia'itsDAV. Ausust 3. In the senate a resolu- tton was passed for prtntlng 300,000 coples of the agricuiturai report ana a uiu was passea provid ing for the deduction from tho grosa tonnage of vessels of the spaces occupled by the crew, and ln steamers, tho space occupled by the bollers and machlnery. The tarlff blll was agaln taken up and a propositlon submitted to the democrats to pass the blll as it came from tho house wlth the senate nraeodments extending the time at whlch the reductions shall tako elTect. and tho amend ments reduclng the tax on snulT and tobacco from slxteen cents to twelve cents per pound and allowlng a rebate. A long debate ensnei, but no arrangement was arrlved at. The house flnal adiournment resolutonwas not acted on. ...A resolution was adopted ln the houso for a flnal adiournment of congress on Saturday next A joint resolution was passed providlng for tl 0 ex pcndltures of tbe government until the 5th last. FuuiAr, August 4. Tho senate passed the blll for the estAbllshment of diplomatlo relatiots be tween the United States and l'ersla, and aithor Izlng the appolntment of a consul-general to that country. Ihe conference reiwrt on the navil ap proprlatlon bill was ngreed to and new confarees were appolnted on two Iteras stlll remaluiig ln uispiue. ine tax reauction uiu was aiscosseo until seven o clock witbout reacbing a dechlon. . . . .The houso agreed to the conference repoit on the legislative. executive and iudlclal annronrla- tlon bill; and It was signed by the speaker. Tho senate amendments to the snndry clvll nrpro prlatlon blll were non-concurred ln, and a new conference commlttee waa appolnted. SATL'ltnAV. Auffiist 5. Tho senAte. after a nro- tracted debate, passed the knit-goods blll ly a vote of 30 to 15. Tho reports ol tho confertnce coramlttees on the navai approprlatlon, the de flclency approprlAtion and the Bundry clvll ap proprlatlon bllls were ngreed to and they were all passed. The xst-route bill was also passed. A joint reHolution was passed appropriating 833,000 for mlleage to senators who attended the extra sesslon in October last.. ..Tbe house agrcedto the conference commlttee reports on the navai and sundry clvll approprlation bills, and passel a blll for the relief of the executois of tho Ute John W, Forney. The house commlttee on Ihe Chlll-l'eruvian innulry rejurted that it was id visable todropthe prosfcutlon of filr, f-hlpherd on the ground that Uenerals Ilurlbut and KilAt rick were dead, Mr, lllaino wbb not now an olllcer of the Unltcd States, Senator Glalr was not now a member of tho house, and jurisdicthn overtuem was aounuui. Press Comments Manciifstpk Joi'knai.: " We would llke very much to uee Uncle Luke rolantl's blue swallow talt trrace the sneaker s chair next coni:retiS. Dfl- Hgercnt congrcs!men wouldn't run over' the judge, nottoppeak of, andbuciness would bedote witii saiety ana iiespatch. Daily SAnAToniAN; " Judge Potand Is a man of great abllity nnd strict Integrlty, and his re- eniry mio conereta wiu do a lortunnte ining lor nu pany ana lor tne country. ne is a regular Daraiociv cuen nna is one oi tne leaaini? nnirits in Dahton Monitou: "The Orlaan ponntv d?lft. eatlon whlch voted for Grout In the conventlon at Montpelier, wlth a larco number from Wlndnnr county, showed their disapprobalion of the re- fun oi uie nanot wnicn nnowed the majomy lor I'oland by leavlng the house inabody; there was no Crout man left to move a uoanlmous nomlna tlon. and none on that side tu vote oua had lt ueen made." UicitroitD Gakttk: "m Notwlthstjindinc Jadge 'oland's manv fhortcomines whlle In t?oDirreiiti. whlch do not detract a whlt from his abllity sec ond to that of no other man In the state, the state has reason to feel proud orer the recult at Mont pelier last week. With Stewart and I'oland In the house Vermont' s star wlll shine with Its old time luster, and her representatlon, though nu- niencany smau, wiu oe staiwart in tnteiiectana innuence tne essentiais ot truo representatlon. W oodstock Staisdaku: HJudi?e I'oland 's nom lnatlon by the conventlon was the workof the majority, ln whose rule we all belleve, and we oow to tneir wiu wlth au the graco possiuie, There ls no occaslon for us to recull the crounds of oQroppOHitlon tohim ia the past, or to rake up mauers mat it were Deiter pernaps to uury and forget. He deslred by meani of his candi dacy to test the question whether he had regalned that publlc support whlch he had lost In 1874 and the result proves that he has done so to a very cunpiuiTHuie exioni. Nkw Yoiik Sun: "No uirtv canltal Is tobe mado out of the rlver and harbor steal bv elther slde In congrets. Republicans and democrats share the dlsgrace, and republican and democratic coustltuencies dlvide the spolls. The tno (tartles are pretty well mlxed up ln the business. Ia the nouse more repuuncans tuan aemocrais votea lor the blll, and more democrats than republicans against lt. In the senate more democrats than re- publlcans voted for lt, more rerubllcAni than democrats aealnnt it. It was arenubl can measure. lt waa vetoed by a republican presldent, and lt viui nnnceu over uio veio ov aemocraiic voies. ti'i, i. i i. i,.u : . n.t- n ti'i.- t. members, personally and Indivldually, who pei sonallyand Indivldually gave the Urobdlgnaglan Bieai a uii. ltBUAWH Falij) Timeh: "The nomlnatlon of Judee I'oland has been recehed wlth great favor ln this district, and very unanlmous expresBlons of favor a bound. In thls sectlon. the few who opposed his nomination have expressed their ac- quiescence in tne resuit ana supiort oi me nom lnatlon. It was his old district that gave him the nomlnatlon. nearlv or oultetwo-thlrds of the del egates from that portlon ot the present district glvlng him their cordial support. 1'peclally no table ln thls respect waa the fact of the strong support glven to him ln White Ulver Yalley, the north end of Windsor county, where so much op posltion to him was deeloped ln the Denlson campalgn. Judge I'oland inlila ipeech of accept ance hajmlly dtclared that so far as he was no sectlon of the district has anything yet ap neared that his nomlnatlon wlll not be accepted in that splitt, whlle the whole country ls rejoicing that In both housesof the neit congress Vermont wlll have so stroog and able representatlon." SmiNnKiFU) Union: "Judee I'oland has served In both branches of congress, and was one of the recognlzed leaders on the republican slde of tho house of representatives when his district got the lndependentgo-as-youpleaseand-smash thlngs feverand ln 1874 nominated over him a man very much his fnferior ia every respect. The shelving of Judge I'oland waa an injustice to him and an Injury to the district, and tue people ln the district became con vl need of those fact and have taken thls opportunlty to set the matter rlght as far as they cau. Some of the most active opKuents of his renomlnatlon in 1874, have woricea untinngiy to secure his nomination ln 188:!, and his nomination on Wednesday by a vote of 1U1 to V23 for Congressman (Jrout nom lnatlon was a mott striking confesslon of the wrong that was done when Judee I'oland. after servlng ten years ln the United btates senate and uouse oi representatives, was set aside m 1874 as a peace olferlng to the croakers and howlera." ThkOpinion. Thedeclslou of the court ln the grait rallroad case, the mandate having len 1s stied aeveral weeksago, Is now publUhed. Lack of sjtace at the hour at whlch the full text of the declslon waa recelved conipel us to pubtlsh only the sum mary ot the opinlon ot the court, whlch ls as follows; " lt has been declded and we hold that the possesslon ot the property put Into the custody ot the recelvers and managers In the causeof the Vermont and Canada rallroad com- Kny vt, the Vermont Central rallroad company s been ln court ln tho hands of managers ap polnted by aud holdlng for the court as Its olllcers from that tlme to the present, that saldcause durlng that perlod has been aud stlll Is pendiog, and thecontrol and manageiuent of such prop erty in Its legat character has been judlclal, that tbe management for several years having been by coueent and agreement of theowners ot the prop erty, under the sanctlon ot the court, any error of procedure doos notdestroy or impalr the jurls dlction of the court or its judlclal hold of the property ouce legalty obtained by the judlclal character of lts ordor: that the court had judlclal power on petitlon ln the pendlng cause to appolnt the Central Vermont rallroad company recelvers and managers of such property; that the debt legltlmately incurred by tne managers, whlch shall remafu after applyiug all equltable offsets, constltutes a llen. aud a court of euultv will make a charge in the nature ot an equiiabTe mortgage on the whole property wblch Is the subject of the irusi, wnicn inay ue euiorcea Dy a uecree o lore closure. and no amendment of the blll Is requlred toadmitot thls relief " Wkht Toi'Siiah, A successful term of school closed last week, taught by MIss Glover from Uroton. We are pleased toknowthat she has been eneaiied for the fall teriu.. .. .I'resident Duckhamand 1'rofessor l'erklns of the Vermont IJulverslty wlth their (amllles are stopplng for a few days with A, J, Wallace. . . .Mrs, Oharles Wood aud daughtero from J'hlladelphta are alsu stopplng at Wallace's hotel Keal cstate U chauglug hands conslderably In thls vlUage. F. 1, 1' Cunnlnghaiu have ruild their storoand iroodi, C M. 'I ubbs Is now to be fouud behlnd tlie coutter. 8. 1. 1. Ooulale has sold hlsgrist iiillltoB. M Held, who wlll now cater for the publio at the inlll, Jt Is remirted that the Tabor & Colllns store ls lu l lUlo.1 about the first of riepiemuer. WAlerlinrjr Ilcnm. The roncert bv M. D. Fuller's mmnanv In Ilntfil I hall. Wednesday evening, was a very enjoyable ftffair. Mrs. Drlggs, soprano, hcre as elsewhere gave gratlfylng proof of the beneflt derlved from recent vocal trainlng, and It was pleasant to note that enlargement ot the power and comnss of her volce had not been secitred at the expense of its native clcnrness and nweetness. Those essen- t(Al quaiitles together wlth strength ot eipresslon have rather snared In tlie development ot flne muslcal glfts whlch make their possessor an ex ceedlngly attracttve slnger, She was recelved always wlth warm applanse and her "Magnetlc the eiiectAtlons his well-known muslcal abillties had ralsed and his rendltlon of a selectlon from the oratorlo Creation was heartily encored, Mr. Ilopkins "Conslder the Mllea" wna effectlvely sung, and the llute and piecolo performances by Mr. Dakcr, cornet by Mr, Bherman, and clarlnet byMr, Vlttum were among the most enjoyable number s npon the programme. MIss Mayo's atto contrlbuted much to tlie quartctte sloglng nnd she showed herselt a snccessfiil Accompanlst. Mr. IlAker'a burlesque ot operatlo stnglng and the unlque "(tastoral " wlth whlch he responded to tho encore the laughlng audlenco gave nlm were genulne successes and tho source ot much fnvot untary merrlment. Thls muslcal comblnAtlon Is a happy one and tho efforts of Its members were highly appreclated here.. . ..Mer flfteenth blrth day wlll not soon be forgotten by MIss Annle, dAiighterof Mr. OsborneChase,lanalordot Water bury hotel. In response to invltAtlons to Indivld uals representlng all stages between chlldhood and mladleasp. a meriv commnv of mannerA dors arrayed ln sheets and plllow cases and rirnl Ingln grotejqueness the nondescrlpts of llafed's dream. assembled Ia the hall of the hotel about nlne o clock, There were tietlto sprltes of tendor years, full-grown hobgoblins wltn ugly vlsages and here and there a spectre in whlch tho rullng earinoorn passion lor tasieuu aispiay stui trt umnhed. Somo luvenile dames whose chlldhood charms were not disgulied, arrayed in fancy cos- tnmes, Dy tneir native oeauty ana sweetness re lleved the sepulchural aspect of the tompAnr, Mrs. Drlggs of Montpelier, MIss Mayo and M. D. Fuller of Durllnirton favored the catheriDir shosts and a large company of spectalors wlth several vocal selectlons, and to the rauslc of Ilall's or chestra, Stowe, the splrlts extlmngcd greetlngs or tasked the powers of their frlends ln the body to recogntze them. The order to choose parlners was obeyed with alacrltv. Had the wralth of Tam O'Shanter been returning from " bouslng at tbenappy" that evening and peeped Into the hall, he mlgnt have eeen agaln an " unco sight of war- locKs and witcnea in a dance tnougn noi a rlotoas assemblage llke that whlch greeted hU betaddled curlosity at Alloway Klrk, At a slgnal as effectlve as the admirine exclamatlon whlch sent Tam's "wlthered beldames" crowdlng out of the kirk, these better ordered splrlts flled out oi tne nau in pairs at ten o ciock ana asseroDiea ln the snnclous dlnlni? hall where amld manv outbursts ot surprlse a hundred and twenty sntrits suddenlv materlallzed before the tem r ta tion s of the table. After the banquet the com pany dispersed about the hotel and at mtdntgnt the last of the revelers sought their homes. MIss Annle was liherally remembered. Der-ldes sev eral fine artlcles of jewelry, the gilts ot frlends and relatires, an elegant sitver jewel casket was nrexented bv her vnnthfnl nssoclates ln thls vll- Isge. The young lady will be happy lndeed If tne ceieorates a return oi tne aay ot ner mnu haonier than thls memorable flfteenth Mrs. C. N, Arms, by whose energetlc efforts money was ralsed a year ago for tho ligbtlng of the street lamps andby whose resolution under many aimcuuies tney navo ueen Kept uutuioki 1S iaiu at worK to raiso tne necessary iudih ior iuo wm inir vfar. Her sollcttatlons should recelve a wlll- Ing and a Ilberal repponse, The lamps are a great benetlt and all should contrlbute to keep them burnfncF .The streets of the vlllaee have been ground by casslng vchlcles into a mass ot Impal- paDio powaer. a singie cariinge bues u rlnud nf diiHt whlch linrnum's urand fleereea' tlon of the greatest shows on earth ought not to oe aoie to rai?e. waieruury neran nrlnlilfr. UrtitHfkppners and tradesmen would find it a matter of economy as well as of comfort to unite and provide a dust layer such as her slster villages oi barre ana mont pelier hae, all done by indlvidual contnbu tlnn. ThU ttl.nc'fi n.dlv needs a few eopnel nrlv lleges, such as a r-pilnkler, sldenalks that are not bedsof loose sand, and a nlce croquet parkar- rangcd with fountains and snaae trees ror tnose whn flellffht in thl wcreation. The village hlgh- way tax should be expended in tlie village for a wbile, and, if any one narrowly objects to croquet as an Item of publlc expendlture, that mlght be transferred to the river and harbor bill. ..Thls village has a rlval of Sara I'atch. These items last week recorded the dlving explolt of William Kenwlckattho Wlnoosklstreetbrldge. Saturday a homemade flyer distributed about town an nounced that "to-nlght at slx o'clock Mr. Wil liam Kenwfck, the champion dlver, wlll entertaln his Waterbury frlends toasplendld view of his powers as a swlmmer." A crowd assembled at Winooski brldge at the appolnted tlme and the "champion" took his stand on some boards up under tne eaves of the brldge atthe Duxbury end. About forty feet below him was Ilve feet of water into which he proposed to "dlvo" and ahoot through it without striking the rlver bottom. He dlved.and had his head been a little harderhe mlght have pucched n hole through the bed of tbe river and have Incurred prosecution for divertlng the waters ot the Winooski. Narrowly escaplng thls calamity he emerged from the stream, the top of his head gashed and battered.a subject forsurglcal treatment. Iienwick came here a few months ago from Scotland, and ls employed ln C. C. Warren's tannery. Any further " view of his powers asa swlmmer " is Indeflnltely postponed. Some people believe the man Is crazy, and ltl auegea tuatan enorc was maae louavuiuosuenu arrest him and thus nrevent his halr-brained ex- blbltlon....Scbool district No. 1 Is ln want of a capable and experlenced teacher for the hlgh ecnool for the ensnlng year. C. F. Clough, Iq., wlll recelve appllcatlons. , , .Mrs. Dr, Fales pos sesses the chamuion nlsht-bloomlnff cereus. A few monthsAgoten buds llowered. Saturday nfght tbree splendld blossoms opened, followed Sunday nlglit by two more, all of rare beauty and great slze, ana one of them measurlng nlne lnches in diameter. The plant ls a smalllsh one, but in five years it has produced more than twent) -tlve blossoras and now hai thlrty-four buds. If any one serlously doubts thls story, It can be certlfied to. , , , Dr. Foster, of "little rlver" reglon, sup- pneu uie aesa at tne metnonist cnurcn annaay, ln the abiiencA nf Ilnv. Mr. Inhimnn. ...Mr Leonard lluntleydled nt tbeCenter Sunday nlght. .. .Mrs. Martha 11 Nlchols, wlfe of Vi. Uates Xlchols, West Randolph, dled Sunday mornlug Mrs. Nlchols wasa daughter of George C Iem mon of thls town and twin slster of Misi Mary F. Demmon. Her age was about twenty-four years. She leaes a dellcate chlld slx weeks old, whlch durlng its mother's severe sickness has been wlth its grandparents here. ..MIss Hall ot Uoston ls at Dr. Janes', as ls also Mr. William "utier Ilomer Hemlngton of Willimantlo, Conn,, Is vlsiting relatlves here , ..Waterbury hotel ls fiUlng up. A large accesslon tfi Its guest Is ex pected thls week. . , .Tlie Mlsses Wyrnan, nleces ot C. UWyman, returned to their home, Sidney,Ohlo, Frlday. and some young people here are dliiconso late. The pleasant Uuckeye glrls made many frlends..,,. Doctors Janes and i-ales vlslted Ken wlck, Monday, They pronounced him iniane and made out his papers for tho Insane asylum. It ls hoped his is not a honeless case but that he wlll aoon be cured . . . .The butter market waa quiet on Monday. Our farmers are holdlng for hlgher prlces and only small lota came In. l'rices twenty to tweuty-two cents, eggs twenty cents and maple Bugar seven to eight cents Chartey was Keene, lt ls clalmed, to malntaln one of tlie street lamps If Itwas placed at the entrance to hts stable. Ithas been black and rayless for many weeks, Cleau It up and let it shlne, Charley, The englne-house lamp, imashed by the rowdles the night of the Fourth, has not been repatred. That, they say, is "Jlmmle's " business. Williamstown. Recent arrlvats are. John Walker ot Washington, D. C; Mrs. Uura Uass Field and two daughters, of Wyanet, Illinoisj MlssCarrle Hlll, from a western trlpi Mrs. Axro Nlchols, from a vlslt at her old home In Massa chusetts, where she had been call ed bytheslck- ness of her mother Some members of a Nash- llle. Tenn.. famllv are buardinir for the summer at the Hlbbard House, and are greatly enjoylng me in vermont.. . .inMlss Lucia v uarnman s summer school there were only three Instauces ot tardiness durlng the term. Little Miss Allce Co vell and Masters Frankle Merrill, and Mervllle ond Freddle Martln were not absent at all; and MIss Anna ltoyce but one day In a recent thunder storra, an outbulldlng stand Ing uear the bouso of Warren Covell was struck by lightnlng. Twoplgslnthe bulldlng were stunnrd, and tbe bulldlng Itself was badly sllvered, Fortunately no greater damage was done. Mr. Covell thlnks hehas had some closo "calls" from lightnlng, haIng been once stunned himselt by lt, whlle at work ln his field Dr. Jason Drlggs of Darre, having been the vlctlm of an insurrectlon In his billary "department" not long since. betook himself to the farm of his brother Orville Drlggs inour town,toquell the dlsturbance. Wesaw him the other day"pulling teeth"(rake teeth) over the farm with but little "gaa" and "no paio. Ilehas gone back to his omce wituas much beneflt, he thlnks, as flfty dollars at Sara toga would have procurod him. ,,,()ur hay crop has proved much better than we feared some weeks ago. Some ot our farmers have cut more hay than last year, one man telllng us that ln the last fltteen years he has not had so good a crop. , ltev. Mr. Wells has deferred a much needed vlslt and rest at theseashore, on account of the lllness of one of our townsmen. Dut he wlll thus make up In moral power wlth thls people more thanke loscs ln physlcal.... Itev. Mr, Scbofield nailsfroui Kurope on the 18th Inst Hev, Mr. Curtls ls glvlng great satlsfactton to the Congre gatlonallst soclety thls summer.. .Mrs. Ilannah Clark Kimball, a former resldent, now ot Nashua, N. II., and two daughters are sUyfng at Leavltt Ilayward's. It wlll pay any one who wantsto learn what a good farmer c&n do on a very small farm, and wlth some great natural dlsadvantages at that, to vlslt Asa B. Slmonds place near our village. lt all our acres ln Vermont were thua made to yleld as bountlfully. lt would rlval the rlch pralrienof the west.. ..Ihe manv frlends ot MIss Allce Ildson, a long-tlme Invatld, wlll be gladtoknow that she has been able torldeout two or three tlmes thls season Danlet Martln, a Williamstown boy, who Is teachlng at I'ullman, lllluols, Is a member of a boatlng club ot that town whlch U to take part In tbe uatlonal regatta at Detrolt thls week.,.,.Wo hear lt reiorted that MlssClement ot Chelsea, wliu has taught here, wlll teach a select school ln our village thls fall. She Is regarded as a flne teacher, and wlll, we hope, have a large schooL DAitiiB, All the business placeswlll be closed on Thursday ot each week durlng August at seven o'clock r, m., comiuenclog 'lhursday, the 10th, every business flrni slgnlng the agreement except one. .. The funeral of John Dlgelowoo curred at his late resldence Sunday afternoon at three o'clock. Hev, J. lldward Wrfght ot Mont pelier delWerlng the dlscourse. Mr. Digelow waa mowlng wlth a palr of horses lu the field on Wednesday, wheu be had an apoplectlc IU. lle waa able to get ot! the machlue, and was con sclous aboat an hour. He did not rallyat all, and dled Saturday mornlng. fn his death the town losoa another useful aud honest man. , , . W. 1), Hookerand famlly are togo to-day (Wednes day) to Highgate Sprlngs for a two weeks' camt Ing trip, loiulug A, N- Itlanchard and famlly, I, D. Mlnard and fauilly, (, W 1-arie aud others, who went last week. Dlanchartl reixnts Itnhlng it.wuI nixi ihnne to whom he sent some ilck- erel wlll vouch for the nuallty bheiburn, the phutographer, returned last Saturday from a ten days' blcycllng tour whlch, to judge by his siulllug countenance, be enjoved very mucJi. . J, K, (Jeorge and wlfe returned f roiu a four weeks . trlp li Mrauiga uuii t auraunjr. Some more than flfty of the tlltai-erxwple held a ptcnlc last week Wednesday In N. II. l'erklns sugarpiace, near j, a. Dianiey s nouse, in wasn Ington., , , . John Thompson of New York Is vlnltlng his fAmlly here..,.. The lAdlen of the Methodlst soclety held a raspberry and Ice-cream festlvAl on Frlday evening on the lawn In front ot I I). Dut ton honse. Tlie attendance was large And lt was aeciuea to repPAt tue ice-cream part ot tne programme Saturday evening, The band fur- nisnea music on tue jnuer occasion.. . . roster (Irow 1ms recelved a second paralytle shockand Is very feeble. llls brother-ln-law, Dea. Cliarles Wyman of St AlbAns, Is now here lldward Dlcklnson Is home from lowell on a short vlnlt. ,,..i)r, and Mrs. M, ii. Uorwin have been vlsiting at Marblehead and other places In Massachusetts for a week or more.. . . Dr. A, I). Smlth was the vlctlm of a serloui and nenrly fatal mlntakelast eanesaAy. ne naa put up some meuicine lor Almon I. Dexter. who did not llke the taste of It and brought lt back to the doctor. The latter sald it was au right, and to prove lt took a large swal low, lle soon found It was not all rlght, and that belladona had been used In mlxlnglt lnntead of some other preparatlon. Tho doctor was for some tlme In a very crltlcal condltlon from the eETect of the polson, but It was ilnally counteracted by the remedles promptly taken., ..llie excltcment whlch exlsted here a few years ago In regard to the nlumbngo mtne then dNcovered on the east hlll has been parttally revived of late by the pro pOHftl ot parties from abroad to buy tho mlne. The prellmlnnry arrangements were made wlth C, M. Hall, the present owner ot the farm on whlch tho mlne ls located, when lt was dlscovered that W. S. Uussell, who owned the farm when the mlnlng fever first broke out, had reserved all mlnlng rlghts when he sold It. The property has changed hands several tlroes since, and It Is found that Mr. Hall recelved a warrantee deed from the person ot whom he bought, making no mentlonof Mr. HiisieH's resetved rlghts. Sev eral legal questtons are thus Involved ln the case, and It is probable that notblng more wlll be done about the mlne at present....! lt. Hyde has re turned from hts western trip J. I). Atwood and wlfe And h. O. Hinckley left on Monday for their annual Saratogatour.. .Mr, George Kmery and son of Somervllle, Mass., are staylng at Amos Kmery's Kev, II. A, Spencer, presldlng elder, was here Saturday and Sunday, holdlng nuarterly meetingAt the west hill church II. L. DlxbyAnd W. II. Cummlngs left on Monday for a ten days jaunt among the Adlrondacks, Dlxby's studio wlll be closed until the 21st..,. Hev. W. N, Hobertsot Georgia, Vt., preached at the Congregatlonnl church last Sunday Dr. A. It. Smith s famlly waa Increased by a daughter last Thursday The llsters of the county met here last week as an equallzlng board, ...The Intensely warm weatber ot last week was varled on Saturday by a vlolent shower ot raln, wlth hall and a hlgh wlnd. The wlnd and hall did conslderabte damage to garden and crops ln the nelghborhood ot the village, Hahdwick. Tlie fall term of our acadcniy ls announced to begln Wednesday, August .10th, 1'rofessor J, II, McLoud resumes hU old nnlilnn as prlnclpal and has been employed, at hereto fore, to instruct the re p tdent scholars of the village uisirin iur me commg scnooi year naiiey & IXivIs, tho granlte company, have recently com pleted cuttlng the eranlte work for a rpmpfprv vault at Tecumseh, Mlch.,and shlpped twocars of the stone the past week. . . .The hotel ls belng furnlshed wlth a whole set of bllnds for the wln dows. Tbe outside palntlng Is completed. These nuiruve.iieuis were mucn neeaea ana aaa greatly to the eood aDDearanceof that tiartnf thnviiiAn We hope to see simllar Improtementa made ln other places hereabouts ...The unlversal prayer durlng the past week hAs been for raln, and ithas nt inst vvvu noiwerea to-oay iwonuay) to a llm Ited extent, ln a serles of moderate showers. Grain and grass have already suffered severely from the effects of drouth, Intenslfied by the ei treme heat of tho uast two wAfk. Kvorv Hav but one since July 22d, shaded thermometers have Indlcated ateraperature of nlnety degrees and 5th. It was nlnetv-eizht de?re. And n!n-tt. nlne on Sunday, the (itb. Thls record for inten-e heat has very rarely, If ever, been equaled . . Oata are rusting ln many rields. but as yet the " inuBiiy vooiioeu to tne ieai. wnat etiect It Wlll have unon thft rrnn rnnnnl trfttl ij Aatbw. mlned yet, but ln any event lt must be detrlmen- uti, as n inaicates an unhealthy condltlon. . . I'er- lev ShattUCk. tho little nn nf nur rtntma.t.r fell from a second-storv window of the block on Satnrday ovenlng last. He was qnlto severely brulsed, but no serlous resnlta are appre hended. . . ,Mrs. G. II. Kent was summoned to her old home at Cambridge, Vt., on the 1st, by the rcnvuB itiucra vi tmi ininer, rJijan auams, tjfr Mr, Adams has since dled. at Ihe aze of nnfntv. three jears. . . Lleutenant V. 11. Brrdgman Is now atnome on a acauon. lle ls prolessor ot milt tary sclence at Amherst collece. Masa.. beln? ... signed to that Dosltlon from artivn tl.M In tbe army, a year ago. We understand he has vlsited Texas since the college year ctoeed, to look after some property lnterests ln that state. . ,Ad ams Kellogg, tq., of Maditon I'arlch, La., U now In town, vlsiting frlends and enjoying a short respite from business carei and labors. He looks fair and fat as usual, showlng clenrly that life nuu uupioess in tne sunny soutu oears iigntly HaNDOLI'II. Mrs. L. L. IiliFnell aml hfr famllv are vUiting frlends at Castleton A. L. Currler has moved his famlly Into the house recently va- rated by Noah Grnnger MIss Allce S. Hall of Springtleld, Vermont, was in town last week, the guest oi onss iiiary a. rmnam Averyvaiu- able colt beloDsinn to James Welch recentlv ln. jured lUelf so badly that Mr. Welch was obliged to kill lt, The loss was considerable, ai the colt was a very tino one.., . ihere was a ptcnlc at Dr, Heman Morean's Tuesdav of lat week. whlih was enjoyed by all who attended... .Mis Susan Sherman of Hralntree, Massachusetts. i stopping with Mrs. Danlel Odlorne Mr. aud Mrs. J. W. Gray of New York are staylng at the vtaysiae Farm .. ...MIss Cmma Klraball, who has been ln Itamlolph for some time, went to Gaysville lat weeK j, s. Kice oi rveoia, lowa, wno uas ucn vlsiting ln Randolph a few weeks, returned home last week Clarence Messer, for some time a student here, who has been teachlng In lowa, was In town last week,. . , . Luke I'arlsh mtstook a cel lardoor ln his house, Saturday evening, and fell into tho cellar brulslng himself seriouoly The followinc ntAtljilics of the normal school for the past year presents a verycreJltable nvvrd num ber of Vermont towns reprrr.tM, (W. nnmN'r ot ermont (unuos reprweniN, numrrr 01 AiTcrrirate attendanc wfj anv rtrenons yfiar. iV numWr lngrdnung. vint term. H. aver SACeiAf Etndnfttea. ?1 yrf and iwv, averate numlMTot wV UTitht, 4T nnmber In fradu ating c'.SMfs ieMri.l te-rm, M avera.ee ag of gradr.aleis, 2n) tmrs rnonth arerae nnmN'r ol weeks Uncht. xt Ttepnvwvts tne rn term whii,hopnTu.Uy, the ?M, are very flt lerlng. TlieNwM of tMf-tiers is itmain the fuime as last sr wlth the fifpMw ot MIm l yie. wnose pisce is ro w supp.itM 113 miss uwen I. Darfiiht. a craduste ot NMh sutm at Mn jose, iMUiornia, nonuai setvvt WAiTitriin.lv- -Watrr in i liiw In Mad Klter that Dumaa cannot run hl rjtlstmlll more ihan three or four hours in a day V A. Uoyce has recently put a safe Into hU ntore. Sfe agenH wiu inaao a note 01 tius ana let nim monn tn uiv fnfiiTrt . . . . ( 1a.it l'M Vlatiar l-A.Hllv IkXlifht In the south part of tho state a cIt whlch he says U golng to make it hot ftir the four-yea rtld class tnw lau ucv rrans itiispwtnM nwn-u, who grnduated last spring at the Montpelier SemlDArv wlth hlch hnmim. ixvnnlcd the pulnlt of the Alethoillst church last MblMth mornlng preachlng ln a very atvepuW manner. Hev. J, II. Whltney preached lu the aflerntxn, and Uder lapun preacnea ln tne rmon cnurcn r Warren, . . . Amongthe Wnetlts of the aRrlcultural socletles, wlth their addrosses and dtsfusslons, we find that great improvement has been made on larm ijniuiings, (upeciany on orN, wuuiu the past ten years. Where tho torch ot the ln cendlarv leveled slx set of trn. lUe have been rebuilt uixm a larger scale wlth modern Improve monts. The present season four farmers have uullt large uarns ranglng from ortviwo ov nuy feet up to fortyslx by one hundred feet, all hav ln? a biuement rikim anrl molorn arraneemeuts. Three of the four were ln pAtt of old ones, and ouo was to take the place of tho old set burned bv llphtntnar Rlftv IxL Tiifwe burns Wlll cost somewhere from $80i to S'J.WH) each. The one leveled by lightnlng was owned by ao industrl ousroao Btrlving to ralse his tuortgage by good calculatlona and hard work, Helatlves, frlends and nehrhbors voluntarilv contrlbuted money. Doaras ana naus, ana otner arucies 10 repisce those burnt. probably to the amount of $'-UO or 9:100. I think people In town have snown sympa thy In thls case by thetr acts. MAitsnrirLD. Hev. C. II. Farnsworth and wlfe vlsit Nantasket and Hevere the com Ing two weeks, Albert V. Dllss of Calais occunles the desk at the Methodlst church next Sabbath The concert last Sunday was somethlng new and very Inter- esting upon tne Buoject, " What seeic yer - jne Sabbath-school numbered one hundred twenty llvoand has aversged over one hundred for the past two months, , , , MIss Ida M. Taylor, who has taught the I'etervltle school thls summer, returns home to l'jwt Weymouth, Massachusetts, thls week. She ls engaged to teach the prlmary rchool ln that place the com Ing year, Her many frlends wlll wlsh her creat success., . ..An excursion And basket ptcnlc to MlssUquol lark, Highgate Sprlngs, ls biued lor August 11111 witu ticaets lor round trip from thls lUtlon at 81 25..., The band attended the meetlngat Lyndonville last Wednea- aav ana en oveo a verr nieasani nae anu via 1. Their concert wlll be at tbe hotel hall Saturdav evenine. Aueust I'Jtu. insteaa 01 tne liin as was announced two weeks ago by rolstake. They go to riaimieia tuis weeic Aaturaay to attena a ieu val, .... Nearly all our farmerfl ha 0 Anlshed hay Inir. the weather havlne been more than cood ....Mrs. s, K. fletcher is at 110 uie aiterasix weeks vlsit wlth her daughter Mary ln Massa chusetts... .Mrs. C, II. New ton wrltes from rurgo that "all is not gold that giittera" and "she would glvo almost auvthlngfor a drtnk of good Plainfield. IjihI Sundav was the warmetit dayot the season, mercury at one hundred two aegreei...,,iiie toung Laies rorvign wission ary Soclety of the Methodlst Dplscuital church wlll hold a soclable at Slaytoo's hall, Wednesday evening, Auguat 10th, Cake lce creaiu wlll be served. The roceeds are to helo educate au or . 1 i r i !.... i..,hq iiin iini ...l, ..... mentloned last w eek, slck wlth the lock jaw on ao count of a cut In his foot, ls some better and there lshopeot his reoovery... , ..The hay crop In thls Wcioity ls nearly harvented and falls conslder ably below the average quautlty, but U ot supe- rtorquality Last rrlday, (Uteenof the young ladles of the village had a plcnlo tn the woods of DeaconGate, without aay man or boy present, and yet they mA ln saving they h&d a silendld time,. . . .. lue iauies aiu jmmij ui tue nniver saltst churcli will givean entertalnraent at Ttnk slgtlnir ot Mrs. Jarley's wax works, songs. Juets. tableaux, etc. The Marshfield band wlll be present. Oiianok, The Adventlsts are holdlng meetlngs at Kimball corner, , I. luvuut wiusuoro, New York. has been vlsiting the famlly ot S. M. Curtls Hartle lloughton returned to hts home ln Kausas Clty last week Monday.. .MIss Nattle Watson ls home after rlDtiihtng a very succerisful term of school iu Wy MIss Norallobbs closed her school In DUtiiU No, 'J, Frlday. wlth appro minte exerulstM. . .Much tralse ha& bettn be- stuwed upon the school In Willlaiustuwu taught bv Unah U, Houuhton ot thls place Mrs, Solon Curtls does not conttlbute local Items to this paper, Those who have attrlbuted any of liiem ui uer, ara aasureu utai uiey enurciy wrong, NorlliflcM Unns. Theyoungest daughter of Mr. C, D. flold dled on Sunday last wlth CAnkewash. . ..The only servlcea Sunday were Atthe Congregatlonal and Cathollo churchfts., ,,." Uncle" Aioses lAnenow has a good tparn. He came ont last week wlth a newbuggyAnd harness, May he have many a happy rlde. .... Monday evening about flfty people metAtO. D. Kdgerton a towatch Ihe openlngof a nlght btoomlng cereus, Three buds began to open About slx o'clock And were fully developed At nlne, fllllng the house wlth their exqulsite fra grance. Mrs. Gregg had onoln bloom Saturday nleht lawn nartles ara numerous these davs. There were three last week, and Wednesday even ing uiere is w oe one ai a. 1., wenny s, unuer uie Aiisplces of the Congregatlonal soclety.... Mrs. I'age and daughter of Doston are vlsiting frlends ln town,,. . ,L. W. Avery hns sold his fonr-year-old colt Dlack Dan to Wflmarth, at about thesame prlcehesold Honest John In the spring, W1I- marwi can now aouoie 111s money on nonesi jonn, ..Clarence Steeloand Frnnk Wlllev are now In camp at Derlln I'ond.. . .Mrs. Gllchrfst and Mrs. mtnnie wincu are in rassumpsic. . Mr, and Mrs A. Kimball. wlth Mr. And Mrs. C. 11 Randa 11 AtecAinplng At !ng I'olnt.... George II. Rich mond And wlfe were ln Lyndonville latweek. .. rranK nntes Ims returned from the AdlrondAtks somewhat Improved, . .J. C. Cndy and Mrs. Woodbury were mArrled TuesdAy evening atslx o'clock, A receptlon followed at his houce, whlch was enjoyed by his hosts of frlends.. . lVlward Dennyand famlly were ln town last week .... 11 D. Sabln, formorlyof Darre, but nowof Florlda, returned to town IhursdAy,. ..Mrs. Anna Del- knapllowels vlMtlnz wlth Dr, Asa Ilowe MIss 1,1-tle Dayton of Iwell, Mass., wss vlsiting ln town last week.....R II. Gondrlch. nrlnrlnal ot a school At Unlon Sprlngs, N, Y., And brother ui ur, uooaricu 01 nrooxneia, is stopping witn Mr. Avery,,,. Mary Glldden, wlfeof '. Y Ilowe, was burled last ThursdAv The Itndv nf Mr i.evi wooas was orougnt 10 town and burled last Saturday.,.. W A, Dlake and R O. Thurston are At (jamn W atson.... Ilv lnvltAt on of I'rhifl. pai iiut, tne uana met at 111s nouse fiaturdAy evening, furnlshed some good music and were nana'orneiy ireatea. . . .airs. unnoam and daugh ter ot Darre are vlsiting wlth Mrs. Dancroft. ...U rv, tiraves. cierK in a covernment otiice st wanh Ington, was In town Monday. ..F. II. Downing recelved S185 from the Insurance company for his loM C. S. Richmond and F. W. Dutton, with wives and frlends, went to a picnlc At Mirror lako iaai v eanesaay. NKWnunr.Mr. Mmirlrn Goddard nnd fAmllv. who went to the Adlrondack mountains a few weeks Ago, returned last Saturday,, . .Mrs. Hox- ana uould 01 Montpelier was vlsiting In town amontr her frlends a short ttmo slnre. . . .Jereinlah N. George and Joseph Cllfford are preparlng to go to Dakota. They Intend to settle there per raanentiy itev, u liodd, wlth the two bao- bath-schools of thls clace. went to the temnerance camp-meeting at Lyndonville last week Wednes day. . . .Mr. ihomas Hlbbard, who has been at the I'oland Sprlngs, Matne, for several weeks, returned last week much Imnrnved In health. ....Mr. Willis Dugbee of Orford, New Hampshire, re cently made a very valusble contrlbutlon ot roln erals and geologlcal specfmens to the cablnet of Newbury semlnary Mr, T. C. Keyes and famlly have just returned from their virit to the White Mountains Mr. and Mrs. Dradley D. Rogers of DulTalo. New York, are vlsiting their relatlves and frlends In town thls week The continued hot weather Ii serlously damaging all klnds of vegetatlon In this vlclnlty rreeman J. Doe of Doston and his brother are now stopplng at their summer resldence MIss Susan D. Jones, formerly of thl-; place, and a member of Mr. Fphralm Stevens' family for more than iweuiy years, aiea in lwver, ew liampsinre, Julv '.'tli Mr. Daniel 1. Kimball. whn iihiiaIIv cuts about two hundred flfty toni of hay ln a season, is reported to have exceeded that this year.. . . .Mary A. Cnrrler and Iraoces E. Mitchell are engaged to teach at Newbury Semlnary the next school year. l'rofesnor D. A. Frenchalso takes Lbarge of muslcal department as In the past . . . 1'rofessor Lee I Tucker and famlly from 1 iunirui;c, imuua ininuQ, are visiiing in town, j. u. uaie, wno nas purchased 11, 11. Dera Ing's store, wlll uke possesslon the flrat of Sep- DftADfonD The weatber here ii probably much the same as in other sections of the Connec ticut valley, and no comment ls necessary. A bountiful shower contlnulng about thlrty mfnutes benefited us greatly Saturday aiternoon. I'ecu liar phenomena vlslble ln the northwest white the shower was approachlng somewhat astonished thecitizens of Dradford village. The clouds were Btrangely illumlnated and then were appearances asot flre and smoke in the heavens. Soraeaf flrm thatcinders fell in their door yards, and lt was evident to every person wlth sensltive optlcs ui wjjcrauiy iair ouaLiory nerves mat tue aimos pherewas charged wlth thegaseous productsof combutlon. Witbout nuestion. somethim? waa burnirjg, The man who always thlnks that the nui.u is ujiuiDg iu bQ ena wnenever anytuing uu uual takes place ln the meteorologlcal department vi luo uunersu out oi town tnat uay, conse quently nobodv aDDeared to be serfoimlv friirht- ened, After the shower had na-..ed it trnnenlrprl that a man In West Newbury, flve mllesdistant, had been burnlog some brush heaps together with a hundred acres uf wood and several houf-e-t acd oarns umany u has eletted J, n. Watson, FU CatitnfmJ. 1! Snnlrpu fif-t ll.ntnont oml T A. feargent, second Deutenant. When John used to ctand in the doorway of the boardlng house on Scmtnary Hlll cracking jokes wlth Olin of a summer mornlng a few years ago, who would have thought that he was soon to become a mtll tary hero ? The whlrliglg of tlme, etc. Where h "Cuffee" now? Congratulatlonn, John..., Ilon. Luke I. I'oland wa-4 lu town Saturday Joel I'utnam's houne and farm bulidings, with about thirty tons of hay, were burned Sunday night. They caught from a lot of wood land belng burned over. Loim, $."1,000; insured ln the Farmers' MutuT ?r i 1'm Woiott. Rev, George F. RArnen has returned from his vacatlon Deverly Tltus wiu serlously Injured on Saturday, July 'J'Ah, by falllnp from the hlgh beamt of his barn to the lioor, a diatnnce of some flfteen feet. It is thought by some that he fell acroi a cart tongue. At thls wrltlng he Is ln a very critical condltlon, beiug paralyzed be low his hlp- Hev. llonice Dundy, brother of i II. 11. Dundy and Mrs. Denjamiu, Ii stopplng ln townfora few days We are having ery dry weather and almost every one t crylng for raln, . Mrs. Dalley, mother of Mrs, C. G Moulton, fell downstairs. As she Is au old lady, many thlnk she will not recmer.. ..Larl Guyer, who h Nen Inptvr health for a long tlme, U spend ing a few wteks at the seahore Mr. Dunbar, our village mlller, joiniMr. Guyer uvdav k August MIO for a two weeks stay.. . . We hAehail a flne llmetodoour haylng for the past three wk, and many have flnlshed with atwut an avera:e crop "Mrs. Gate has contracted wlth II R MscVof lUnUtvk to furninh the mouument for her frally lot in the new cemetery . L. G Dur ne'.l, siation agent at M. Armand, l. t , l in j town vlsiting his btthfr, F J and M. Dar Wakkkn. Hev C. P. Ti4ln of Walt-fleld, whoncharifM wlth Mr Gxxxispetxl but Nibbtth, pttwchM a very atvepuble sermon trom Matthew v (i -- Mrs. George Cardelle fsatOId Orchard Deach. . .Dr. M, K. Gleason has gone to Fitzwll llam, N II , to continue his medlcal studles wlth his uncle, . . Abel Martin, who suffered from tbe rallroad acctdeut near Hralntree, has recovered. ,,..Alx)ve twenty young people of this vlclnlty recently spent an enjoyable d,iy, plcnicklng ln Granxllle wotvls, .Owingto the extremedry ness, the cropi are wlthered and the farmers look anxlou'ly for raln. ...Many have llulshed haylng and those who have not wlll do so this week. , . , Mr. Kllas Cardelle is vlsiting frlends ln town. ,, The palntlng of the Kast Hill church progresses, and It Is much Improved, In outside appearance, at least, A few of tbe ladles lately washed the wln dows, a part ot whlch had not been out since the church was bullt. A young woman recently en deavored to asslst the palnter and accordingly af ter he had gone home from hli day's work she entered the church and palnted her plcture on the wall. It ls curious to note the resemblance, they say, CAitOT. I'ostmaster Sprague, who has been taking a few weeks vacatlon at Loon lake among the Adlrondacks, wlll return this week. ...Mrs. : L. 1. Cnle has gone to I'eak's Nland, Maine Mrs. Nathanlel Heath is vlsiting frlends ln the queen's domlnlons Iliram Wells, Dr. Wlawell ; ana a. r. luomasoi 1111s town, iToiesor rosier and other gentleraen from Drooklyn, New York, and McClary of Chlcago went to Hast Haven on a flshtng trip last week, They report fiih In Sreat abundance, but, some llke the man that rew the elephant la the lottery, after he got It did not know what to do with lt, lt was twelve miles from any settlement, a dense forest and no road but a foot track The barber has glven notlce that hia shop Is to be closed on Sunday, . . .The sum named by the admlnistrator of the estate of the late Urlali Ilowe, spoken of ln the Watchman last week as belng a sura merely to cover expenses, was S.VJ0. . . .The hotel Is belng very much improved In looks by a new cxiat of palnt The desk of the Methodlst church was occupled last Sunday by Hev, G, 11, Smlth of Plainfield. Wfst ItANiWLrii. Mrs W Dates Nlchols dled on Sunday, after a palnful slckness ot several weeks, at tbe resldence ot her father In-law, Judge Nlchols, on Hralntree Hlll. She leavesa chlld but a few weekaold, The funeral was at tended on Monday at the house,, ., .MIss I.ena fepauldlng completed a very successful term of school on Frlday.. .. .Mtss Sawtelle Is vlsltiugat Mrs. Dr. Smlth's. ...The lawn arty at Mrs. A. A. Smlth's on Thursday evening was well at tended and proved a very enjoyable affalr. The recelpta were 17. 03 The ladles' aid soclety ot the Clirlstian church wlll hold a fair In their vestry on Frlday evening.. . . .There were no ser vlces ln the Chrhttlan church on Sunday. It wlll also be closed next Sunday.. .. .A. D. lewksbury ls exected home very soon Vorse & Rogers bave opened a blacksmlth shop at the old Klnney fchop., ..Mr. Ar.ro Iwimson returned from rhtl adelphU on Tuesday, We are happy to learn that he Is raptdly recoverlng from his dangerous lllness MIss Mclntosh w taktng her vacatlon. South Royalton. The vtllage school com mences August Mrs. taverlng tn the grammar departmeut and MIss Allen of Chelsea ln the prl mary.. ..Mrs. A. M. Freeman of New York clty lt vlsiting A. V. Sklnner !. W. Cowdry pur chased lu Waitsfield last week twenty fancy steers, whlch he otTers for sale. He also bought of Chatles V1M1 seven veal calves, for whlch he ild S108 73. and shlpied them to market 1). W. Cowdry aud Charlea W. Smlth shlpped a large number of swlne and calves to market thls week Hayward & Klbbeeof Tunbridge aredrawlng their yearly shlpment of hard wood lumler, they hate sold to Mr, Gllnes of Chelsea. ...J, II. Hewitt vlslted frlends lu Woodstock last week, rred Delkuap of Lewis College ls spendlng hU vacatlon wlth his uncle, J, U, llel- knap Ileury Manchester Is reiwilrlng his shoii that he recently purchased of W. C Smlth, whlch he Is to occupy as a hardware store. itoxia'nv W. D, Slmonds occupled thepul- plt at the Congregatlonal church last sunday, . , . l'eter bt. Jobu was trled before Justice of the Teace Asahel Fllnt. last Frlday, for assault and battery on Joseph Jacobs aud Hdik) ten dollars andcosU. 'I b. SUnton appeared for tbe state and James N, Johusoo fortherepondeut Ihe ollhersot Roxbury Unlge, 1 O. uf 11, T., for the present quarter are as follows - W. C T,,J, (). Hlnt , W, V. T., Cella Fllnt , W H., Little Dut. terfleld , W V H , Ie Wlley . Y T., Katelle Wlley t W M., Umer FJIis . W D. M Kuuna Wtley , Chaplalo, Hev, 8, A, French , Guard, Mary lliiUeTlleld , henlluel, VAwa Wllley , W IL H., NetUe Hlut ( W. U tt., Jennle Stauuju. Snmniftrj of Ncws. It Is sald that the wldow of Jesse James Is making a eeneral restoratlon of the stolen proix erty left by her hnsband, so far as she can as certAln where lt belongs Four nf the ele- pnanta belongfng to Harntim s clrcus escaped darlng the evening eihlbltlon at Troy, N. Y , and treated great eicltement. Several people were latiired, at least one fAtatly. Une clenned out a rolllng mill and knocked over a bloom rontAlnlng red hot Iron and mado for the river Three wero secured, but the most fnrlous one Is stlll at large. Tlie tleld nf the whent liarvetit on the Mls- sourl slntie Is enormous. The yleld of graln of all Kinas is neavy. . , .uats average ln DAkota sixty to slxty-flve bushels peracre.and wheat twenty-llve to tfilrty-flve. , . . A negro lately dled In Texas at tho age of l'JO years, ., . Yellow fever Is spreading In Japan, , . More damage was caused by a water spout In Ohlo than was at first supposed. . .Gold ls golng out ot the country at the rate of one and a half ralltlnna a week..., Tlie total number ot evlcttons In Ireland durlng the first slx months ot 1110 present yenr was ;i,uri, 01 wmcn a,u."ii were for non-payment of rent and lf.)4 for other causes. . . . . A man has been arrestcd In Texas for a mur- der crmmlttcd thlrty years ago Corea wlll nnen her norts to siilns of forelirn natlons. Ihere are over four hundred cases ot yellow fever in aiainmoras, men 00, ana tne condltlon 01 tne clty Is frlghtful. .The ladies land leagoe In Ire land has been dlolved. It U propoted to estab lNh An open organlratlon In whlch ladies can par tlclpate. .. Three men who made a post-mortem examinatlon ot a cow at Ileanvllle, I'enn., con trarted blood polsonlng and dled Interrlbleagony , .The steamer wlth Cetewayo alionrd arrlved at Imdon lant week,.,,MUs Anna I'arnell Is recov erlng. , , ,The decrease of the publlc debt for luly was SL1,8ri0.027.D'2, . . . Mrs. Ogden, a wealthy and charitable lady of PhlladelpnlA, wai burned to death by the exploston of a kerosene lamp. The foret fires ln Mlchlgan have mostly been extln gulshed by raln... Forest flres In New Jersey have destroyed more than S 100,000 worth of tim ber. ..One death from yellow fever Is reported at New Orleans. .Slity frelghtcars were burned In a cnlllston onthe Ike Shore railway near South Dend, Indiana, August 1st. llielOMtothe company may reach S'JOO.OfiO. Seven pernons (tramps) were kllled, . . .Major George S, Lcland, one of the proprletors of the Sturtevant Hqusp, New York, Is dead. , Dy a flood at MAysvtlle. Kentucky, lately, several bulidings were washed away and a number of irnons drowned. Trouble is brewlng between Russla And Kngland, on accouut ot the Kgyptlan war. . , The sltuatlon ln the Cumberlaiid, Maryland, mlnlng reglon Is threatenlng, A large number of mlners threaten toklllthe pollce guarding property there. The mllltary has been appealed to, ...A rlot occurred lately at Akron, Ohlo. The cltUens attemnted to prevent the rebullding of a dam bv drlving olT the Italian workraen, . . A tortlon of the dam In tho Musklngdum rlver at Marletta, Ohlo, was carrled away by a llood, A lleet ot coaI liarges was sunk A destructho storm passed over Mllwaukee, WK, last week. Several bulidings were struck by lightnlng and much damage was done by lloodlng the basements... .A colored clergyman was reftned accommodatlon at a l'rov Idence, H, L, hotel. and he wlll sue for damages under the clvll rlghts act. . . . A flgbt occurred at I'tu-nlx, Arlxona, between three cowboys and ofllcers, aafdnted by cltltens. All the cowboyt were captured, One person wan kllled and one badly wounded, As the prlsoners were going to jail, they were puihed under a tree and calls made for a roe. A ife rescued and removed them to jill Tbe Central rallroad frelght house ln Albany. N, Y., 200 by 400 feet, fell with a crftsh Thursday, and was totally wrecked, Flfteen thousand barrels of Hour and a large amount of other goods were damaged consld erably, Ltghteen men escaped unhurt, Twelvo frelght cars were damaged,,,... Of the farmers of New York state, 'JO.lj occnpy and cultlvate their own farmi The North Shore rail way ot Canada has reduced the wages of Its employes ten per cent Tlie boot and shoe manufacturers of Montreal are organlztng In Anticlpation of a strike by thelr employes. . . . Twentv-three iron mllls have resumed work at the rates demanded by the strikers, one with non- unlon men Long Island City has again de- fAulted payment of the Interest on lts bonds. Tbe amount due is S 14,000.. . .The Chtnese mer chants of Portland, Oregon, have formed a unlon to protect thelr buluess lnterests. The Chtnese must go. ,,. There are luthe KnglNh navai Her vice 18.M llne ofllcers and 717 englneers: and In the United States 1W1 Une ofllcers and 37U en glneers The army worm ha made Its appear ance ln New York state, where Ithas trlmmeu the meadows wlth a taste and skill equal to the best tno w ing machlne Herman Schmoyer has been arrested at Kast Texas, PennsylvanU, forshoot Ing Samuel immerman, a small pox nurse, who stopped at hts house to cnqulre the way. Schmo yer clalms he mistook Immerman for a burglar, ...The yearly Fenlan "scare" U reported from Montreal, where the cltlzen. with bated breath, telate a fearful scheme for kldnapplng the prln cess Ioulse.. . . .,Th total Iraports of forelgn mer chandle Into New York last week were S10,73ri, 478, of whlch S7.1J.T-7J00 represiented general merchandlde and the remalnder dry goods. Since Jamiary 1, the Imports aggregate S294, 140,751, compared with S-10.7tU,727 for the same tlme in 1K81. . . .New Orleans suffered last week the mo-t dNastrous fire slnce the war. Property valued at Si!37,CKJ0 was destroyed, whlch la covered by SI7U.000 Insurance At Nashua, N. IL, a rrencuman namea ineotiore uenet, wnue in a somnambullstlc state, fell out of a window, and was fatal ly Injured Dy the falling of a foot- brtdge over the canal on Green I.ane, Phlladel phia, Sunday evening of last week, ten persons were Injured and about one hundred were throwa Into the water Lewis Lonenburg of Vlcks burg, Miss., lately acquitted of the murder nf Dr WUliaras of Mechaniwburg, has been notlfled Ut leae the country by a commlttee of citlrniis. In ChattanooKa, Tenu., eight clrciin mii wnrn arrested on a charge of swlndllng LVlrfttt M phy, a promlnent farmer if Piibukl iHuiiilf Ist niit C'N 0o 1tA '10 Im Imxmio Ii about whlrli so much 110 lno wm ntndn lit a tut palgn ot 1H70, U U bo dUiul-stsl wlihoitt UUl ....Whlle Vermont crop aro Wlus ttimi-xl bji drought, the harvet ia ML-hign b u pended by heavy ralns Two-tbird of 1 w'i crop U ptill ln the fleld arsldxmvfvvl tt erick, Ireland, has been pivjL-eil w repreflon act. Any one .ut -f i-.vw x. " v set Is llable to arrest. Urc 4-'.Vr Wf.vcfl -w eral sklrmihes recently betwa k'H jlx wii Peruvlan troops. FlnanctAl arl AtiTwr.ijfc. ?j.b ters ln Llma are golng from N&d w Hotel thievesareoperatlngatti1 1 m -u.it. The strike at Cohow, N Y . 3t iif. . . . .Some 'JHl.OC'J persons u?ed Lh fw mJt ;c New York city lajt week The rpjxfiw i tmi to enumerate those who did not u Uecx NvtL?tt tlred and gave up the job.. . iTr 5- V 1V worth of property In southern New .'ry W been detroyed by foreot flre durtnf te ? week. .. -The superlntendent of the PtmiJe jv j almsboue ls S.V),000 short ln his aavuau Hlgh way tnen have appeared at Dar lUrtvv Maine, where a party of ladies and gentlemea were relleved of watches and jewelry to the valoe ot $1,400. ... Klghty-flve thouand IrumUmnU ar rlved ia thls country la June, 7W,0tX) durlng th flcal year, a much larger number thau durlng any prevlous year, exceedlng the year before by 119,000. . From S.000 to 10,(00 of the lrish cvn stabulary threaten to resign, The men demand increaied pay..,.HaIn storm 1 are frequent and disastrous at many points la the west The president has appolnted Ulysses S Grant and W llenry Tretcott as commlfsioners to negotiate a commercial treaty w ith Mexico, . . . Mrs. Scovllle has applled for a divorce. , . . Sixty bulidings were burned at Gardiner, Maine, la.t Monday, The loss Is between $3X),0li0 and S.H),O0O, and more than 400 people are thrown out of employment. ....An oll well was struck at Arcola, lll., Satur day, whlch threw oll -50 feet ln the alr. . A steamer blew up on tbe Ohlo rlver the other day and sunk. Seventeen were kllled and forty seven wounded., . Great damage has been done ln the viclnity ot Lynchburgb, Vlrglnla, wlthln a few days by lloods. Kast Hahdwick Hev C K. Gordon left town last week, His frlends presented him wlth a Eurso contalning (VJ before he left, There has een no preachlng atthe Congregatlonal church for the last two Sabbaths, but asupplv ls eipected next Sunday Hev. A. N, Woodruff Is lsltlng among his frlend ln town. He preached at the Daptlst church Sibbath mornlng, and gave a leo ture In the eenlng; subject, Character. . . ,S. P. Fuller Is bulldiug a fine granlte monument for the late J, D. Dell and wlfe ot Walden. . Mrs. Chase Ward was thrown from a carrlage and qulte se verely Injured last week....LIvingston St Mont gomery are bulldlng a new dam above thelr car rlage snop. .Clinton Kelth has bought the Mrs. Flslier house. ..Augustus Morse of Hartford, Conn., ls stopping at Chester Glltln's a few days. . . . .Mlss Carrle llell has gone to Nashua to spend the summer wlth W. Cheever's famlly, DitooKFirLD. W, C Clark has a houseful ot summer boarders. .The work on MIss Haymond's house ls progresslng flnely at present.., ..Mrs. WIlcox ln vlsiting her soa-lnlaw, Marcua Peck. She makes her home at Milford, Massachusetts, with her son, llon. C. W. WIlcox Farmer have nearly all flnlshed haylng and have a good crop secured lu excellent condltlon The Hev. Mrs. Stone of New York clty will occupy the desk InKast Drookfleld, August I3th. .Mrs. I'artrldge of pennr-yltania is vlsiting her brother, F. G, Digelow, at the old homestead, Klv. The heat has been Intenne the ast week and raln ls much needed.. . Mr. Cutin I ln New York nnd telegrams are com Ing aud golng dally ooncerulng the mlnes. We much iieedallneof telegraph to connect wlth the lnatn llnes, as well as a rallroad, both ot whlch we hoje to have yet. - ...The sprlugsare very low and we begln tu fear for our water supply.. , Tbe house and barn of Cornellua Foley were burned last week. A qnantlty ot wool and hay, and a plg, were con sumed, Most of the furnlture was aaved. In sured. Couintu Mrs. George Hale and famlly have returned to Corinth Many ot the people are short of water., . . .Mlss Lucy Fenney, who has been vlsiting friends In the west, returned to town last week Mrs. Truo and Mrs. Prescott are keeplng houso at the Smlth place,. . Atthe Methodlst church atthe Cornerlast Sunday niue were bantited by the presldlng elder, II. A. Spen cer home little flurry here among tbe depotd- tors of the West Fairlee savlngs bauk, ow Ing to a rumor of the ihaky condltlon of the bank, Kast Dkthku Mlss Huby Taylor, who ha been very low with hemotrhage ol the lungs, Is slowly galnlng., ,,MIbs Abble Durkee from Dar tou ls visltiug frlends here Mrs. Doylngtoo, whols stlll a great Invalld, has returned to her home in this village. Her brother Horace, WilW, has come to Ilve wlth and takecare of her.,.,.. A hard thunder shower accompanied by a heavy wlnd passed oer thls place, Saturday, leYellug corn to the ground. P.ast Calais Mlsses Nellte and Nora White and Mlss Katle Peck are taking vocal and luntru mental muslc of Professor G, W, Foster, Drook lyn, N. Y Tbe Good Templars have added thlrty new members to thelr lodge, making some over uue huudred members. 'Ihey have an left cream fetival at the hall next trlday evening. ,,,, l'otatoos and corn are suCferlng tor raln.. Mrs. Jauus Wlng Is lmprovlng and her reoomy Is eipected. H NrCKHHirv Is Ihe mother of Inventlon." Dlsuasos of the llver, kldneysand bowels brought fortli thatsoverelgn remedy, Kldney-Wort, whlch Is nature's normal curative for all those dire oomplalnts. lu elther Ilqiild or dry fonu It is a per feet remedy for thuse terrlbte dlseasea that cause so many deatbs, HonD'rt SAimApAKii.LA Is made f nots, herba aud bark. lt glves toue to Ihe tomacb and tuakes the weak stroug,