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VERMONT WATCIIMAN & STATE JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1882.
Ifnichmmi G HourunL WKDNKSHAY, DECEMUEIl 13, 1882. Tim-1.00 pet )nt, ntrictlj In d.nM or tl.JO If not pMd wlthln thrrt monlh". Rmiliuncn cn t md br npnw monfr order., cb ulnaMe l nr offlf. ot tln I'nliM Mla l,n'l. or AmnrlMti r.irrtM Ccmpnnr. Mch l onlr " for Rny um 1pm tti.n flv. ilollar. Tlio I-nwi". The Watciiman upilement ot thls week contalns such lawf, paised ftt the late sesslon of tho legislature, as tho secretary o( tho stato 1s requlred to publlsh In tho newspa. pers. Thoy aro one hundred and fourleen In number. Tlie Hooker revenna blll Is No. 1, followcd by the act revlslng, contol Idallrg and amendlng tho laws relatlnR to tho grand 11st. These and nearly alt the promlnent measures ot the past sesslon wo havo coramented upon in detall. Our read era wlll now havo an opportunlty to Bcan at thnlr lelsure the varloua provlslons ot thcse and other acts as they fiDally passed Into tho tatulory law ot the slate. Act No. 3 rpilnr.p to Sl.fiOO the acirregate amonnt ot savings bank deposits whlch any resldent ot the state may havo Iree irom laxauon on the grand llst. Tho act provldes forfelts and penaltles for evaslons or attempts to cvade the proylslona ot thls act. lly No. 1 owners ot fowls to tho value ot moro than twenty dollara aro subject to taxation ou tho cxcess. No. 0 provldes for the taxation ot tha Vermont central rallway when any per son or corporalton olher than the orlglnal comrany, In any characler or rlght, 13 oper allnir that road. No. 12 establlshes the onter bonnd ot purpyhood at elght weeks and Oxea the license feo for emy male dog atjl and for every femalo at $1. No. 13 contalns tho amendments to the Judevlne hlghway law amendments whlch practl cally destroy the ono f eature ot that measure whlch made It posslble for it to become a law two yeara ago. Tho cumbersome and prac tlcally prohlbitory machlnery ot the law re- latlng to complalnta for insuffisiencles is retalned, but tho scctlon whlch limltel the llabilily ot towna to damages recelved on brldges exceedl ng eight f eot epan 1s araended to Include all bridges, culverta and slulce' ways. Wo belleve No. 13 is equally unsat- Isfactory to Judevlne and anti-Jndevine advocates. As ono senator descrlbed the amended law, " It Is now nelther fish, flesh, fowl, nor even decent hash." The " tall syca- moreof. Manchester" who producedthlsmon grel wlll hardly find it "an adamantlne monnment of brass " to perpetuato his fame as a atatesman. No. 18 gives tai payers who work oat thelr taxes fifteen cents an hourfor thelr labor. No. 19 makps the text books recommended by tho text book commlltce ot 1579 tha authorized books till November 1, 1889, and the uso ot any other books except for referenco Is un lawful. NTo. 22 allows tcachers whlla their schools aro in sesslon to attend teachora' iti- stllutes or edncational meetings held pursu ant to law for a period not exceeding three days wlthout losing their tlme. No. 3j has referenco to the organization of the Cettrnl Vermont rallway company and is intended to facllitato the same. Nos. 35 to 10 relate to railway matters of general interes, and 11 to 10 to the llquor tranic, 17 to 19 to the care and cnstody of the insane, the latter number beirg understood to have special referenco to McCelTrey, tho alleged insane murderer now In tho asylum at Drattleboro. Ownera or keepers of publlo billlard or pool tables or bowling alleys wlll need toread and heed No. 53. The penalty for allowlng any minor to play these games in opposition to the written request of parent, guardian or school principal, is not less than ten dollara, No. 01 forbids postlng bills or painting pla cards or notlces on bridges, trees, etc, with ont the consent in writing of the selectmen of the town. Individuals who indulge in 8ma.;blng street iamps or lamps in the grounds about public buildings are Hable nnder No. 53 to a flne of not more than 230 or three months' imprisonment. No. 70 pro vides for sults against as;ociations and joint stock companies and obllges such or ganizations doing buslness in this stata to deaigoate some person in every county In whlch they are doing buslness, upon whom legal process may be served. If such desig natlon is not made, legal process may be servf d upon any " conductor," " messenger," "express agent," "operator," "manager" or any person or employe of a company holding a posltlon correspondlng to the abovo. No. 71 obliges ttlegraph or telc phone companies to uso straight poles in iccorporated villages and to keep them painted. No. 78 stamps out that relio of barbarisra, the "turkey thoot." No. 79 impcses wise restrictlons against the over crowdlng of publio halls and theatres. All passage-ways must be kept clear of chalrs. No. 81 is almed at dead-beata who try to defraud hotel-keepers of food and lodgings. No. 82 dooms the mur derous toy pistol. No. 83 makes an at tcmpt to poison food, drlnk, medicine or springs punlshabla with not more than twenty years in the state's prison. Nos. 100 to 105 fii the fees of expert vtitnesses, couuty clerks, sherifts and constables, and the compensation of police oflicers. No. 107 gives town Buperlntendeuts two dollara a day. No. 113 aays no c flicer entitled to pre side at town meetingBhallso preslda if lio Is knowingly a candidate for representative to the general asserably. No. 110 protects muskrats, and the eucceedlng number is the waimly contested fish and game law. No, 118 wlll be of special interest to farmers, as it has to do with commerclal fertllizers. The tweuty-two conBtitutional ameudments proposed by the senate to the house two years ago and by that body reduced to bIx, were by the present legialature whittled down to two, the flrst, providingfor an addl tlonal oath which will, it finally adopted by the people, keep postmasteiB and other United States clhcers ont of the leglslature, the second making thecfllces of auditor and secretary of state elective by the people. This portion of our weekly lssue may not be as entertaining as a romanco or as excit ing as a hair-lifting norel, but it will be qulto as important and useful to the great body of the people. A careful perusal and study of this supplement may save many individuals ioss, embarraasmeut and an uoyance. Wk sincerely hopo that tho tax on to- bicco wlll not beremovedor reduced. With the llquor tax it should be maintained and these two articles which minlsterBo sllghtly to human necessities but whlch contribute bo largely to the moral and physical injury cf the human klnd should contlnue to pay an undlmiuiabcu revenuetothegovernment Let us have two cent letter postage and a lighter tax on many articles of common necessity before tobacco Is made f ree. There ia no great publlo demand for freeauulf, free plug or fino cut, free clgars or clgar. ettea. ISefore these uoxioua thlngs are xt- lleveil of taxation there Bhould ba an ap- proxlinatlon towarus a free breaktast table, It is a gross prostl tution of the leglalativo ofilcs when tho people are calllng for relief from unnecessary taxation on thlngs de- Bigned for life and health to brlng in the very flrst meaaure for tax reductlon a bill for the rellef of tobacco. Such ntates manshlp, when the people ask fish, olfers tlieui a serpent, or tenders scorplons on a rc- qnest for eggs. Tiie house coininltteo ou education has reoommended hu approiiriatiou o( 810.000, 000, to be dlvlded among the various etatea aooording to the ratio of llliteracy, Tlint Sccrct Sesslon." JTnder tho above tltle tho Free Prm of . I ( 71. Inatant klLVK i " TnO IMOnipeilCr I AVATCHMAtf has an elaborala defenca of the aellon ot the Benato In eltting with closed ,iir itnrlnc? tho debalo on tho Btato tax bill. The Watciiman wastea lltno and strcngth. Everybody knowa that the real reaaon why tlio senate closed Its doors was Iuwmim the m orllv of Its membersdld not dare to dlscuss the measuro oponly because they had favors to ask or oxpect ol the cor- poralions anU wera alram lo tun ine rian oi Incurrlne thelr enmlty." Tho Free Pren Bhould learn tho meanlng ot words. In a short, unheadod nota the watciiman cor. rected a wrong statement by tho Worcester SpS ol Ihe conrso oi ino v ormoni sena ... conaiderlng the Jiooxer revenue mu. xn.a . . . 11 . I 1 is our learnecl coniemporary s iaea oi u "elaborate" defence. Theremalnderof the Free WBnuib is alraply a meau, sweep- . . I ...11 . I I ing, lrapugnmeni oi as lnieiugcn., .uuupeu i dent and fearlesa a body ot men as ever Bat in the senata chamber. Our contemporary's wlld allegatlon as to what "everybody knows" men of candor will feel lncllned to belleve is as untrue as lt is shameless. Its language mlght be deemed calumnlous if it weronot Boruuch likoabawling fishwoman's ...... 11a. . ..l.t. nw iknt nn na.Anolila narann SGU1II1UU9 u... w t wlll glve it credlt. The revenuo blll, as the Free Tm. should know, was fully and f reely dlacussed on both sides In open Benate, and twentyfour outof thirty senators, the full number, voted"yes" when thelr names i..i n.. u n.. of the blll, and the voto was published in .. i.. .t,.n. ii.u " ' i n,.i. all thoBtages of the bill by their ats-nce fmm lh Inhhv. and whlch had oulte een- erallv fxnressed a willlneness to bear thelr full share of tho publio burdenf, representa- tlves of the various corporatlons were prea- nt. t (, iMnsaion and when the vote was taken, as they had been, and as they had a rlght to be, from tho tlme when the house ways and means commlttee cora- n..n.l wntlr nn the blll! and vet the Free Pren impudently says "tho senate closed Iimliw. hcdama tha maloritvof its members dld not dare to dlscuss the measure openly because they had favors to ask or expecl of tho corporatlons and were afrald to run the rlsk ot Incurrlng thelr enmity." Who wero the tlmld senators, and whlch were the cor- norations that had them in the bondage of fear ? Kive senators voted against the blll, and ono did not vote at all. Do these slx Bnnators constltute tho Free Press' fear-ar- pallcd " majorlty," and does it mean to say that they oppoaed tho blll because they wero afraid to run tha rlsk of incurring tho enmlty of the corporatlons 7 It can hardly I be clalined that twenty-four out of a I bodv ot thlrtv is a minorlty. and it is hard I to Bee how In advocatlng a measure or in votlng for it In open senate, with tho agents, friends or representatlves of maoyof the corporatlons in tho lobby around them and on tho lloor of the senate, these senators are chargeablo with cowardice, or could give the ellehtest color for the Free Prea)' out- raceous assertlon. All tho facts and iucb dents tend utterly to discredlt the dishonor- able charee. It tho Free Press were ani- mated by a decent regard for truth and justico aud for the honor of the state, it woull never have made such acharge with- out the strongest warrant, or, having made It, would havo retracted the oifensive lan- guago uoleas lt were prepared to support lt by facU. Tarltf Commlsslon Itenort Tarlff Com.nHsIon Itepo t. n .vj'u.. ui iuU c.m wiuu-icuwu "d i promptly presented to congress. It is a document of 2,000 mannscrlpt pages and is now in the hands of the publio priuter. V hon tho report is in type, the real merit of the summer's work of the gen- tlemen ol the commission may bo esti- mated. That tha report is not ln favor of hlgh tariff alrcady appears. Iturgesthat the frea llst be considerably enlarged, and that an average reductlon of customs duties of from twenty to twenty-flve per cent be ade. In some instances tho reductlon amounts to fortv or fifty per cent, whlle in ,h. ntti. ,l,.n t. m. fn no " " " case, 11 is undersiooa, are nigner raies oi duties recommended than those whlch now prevail. That tha commission was not the tool of the monopollei', as was charged by the halt breed enemles of the president, is I shcwn byona itemon which the publio eye quickly and naturally f alla. The duty on steel rails is reduced in the recommenda. tion from 828 per ton to 817.92. At tho last sesslon congress proposed to reduce this duty to $20 and the Bteel monopolists ralsed the cry that this would ruin their bustness, aud shut up thelr foundries, The report unanimous, we believe, and among the members of the commission is Mr. Ol- iver of Pitteburgb, himself a large iron manufacturer. lt is hardly credible that he would sign a report which would ruin his buslness. The reduction on sugar is fltteen per cent; on cotton, twenty-five to thirty per cent; on woolens, eighteen to forty per cent; on sllk, twenty-three per cent ; on iron and steel, ten to fifty per cent j nn nftipr mpt.nXa. flffpnn (n twpnlv.flVA npr M . . , , . ,.- Buo tn tnirii per cent. A stady and eiamination of the report ia detail will make clear whether tbe pub Q ulterances. It s tho good fortune "Py.'ytem througbou tbe country, the ques rpdnMlnnq arfl tm trrfftt and Imnnrtant m !T7 j UiVCou'co, " bw wiwub tlon golng over as ui.anUhed buslness for Thurs reaucuonsare aa great ana important aa that attends a mau of sense, of genu ne nat- day'ssesMon A re-olutlon was adopted lo the norelty in the customs department, the ea tablishraen t of a customs court, before whlch dlsputea InrolvlDg the Dature or value of dutlable goods shall be trled. llltherto ai peah from tbe juJgment of a collector have been carrted to the Becretary of the treasnry and ln the department his oplnlon haa been final. Tn the debate ln the aenata on FrldAv nn theresolutionof Mr.Ileck rfgarding polit- ical assessment0, Mr. EJmunds very point- edly observed that nelther of the resolutlons onerea uy 4iessrs. uecs auu lliie was ln au entlrely satlsfactory shape, and therefore he r . r : . . suggested that they be referred to the coin- mlttee on civil-servlce reform. Thls would disappointed his foes by exhlblting such an Honao iniernai-reTenue wi incorporaiing tlie en ... . ..... ..... I t re achedules eduttted bv the tailtl coromUslon save tlme, which would otherwiso be inevi- tably wasted iu theee politleal dificussionB. The pot on that side, eaid Mr. Klmund?. says that tho kettla on thla Blde la black. Well, lt may be brown In eome placea laugh terl: but the pot has a great deal rnore soot on il. Gentlemen on the other side thlnk tha renubllcan nartv 1 tha worat nartv ln ine repuoucan party s tne worsi party in tne woriu, ana wo ratner reciprocale tnai oplnlon. and the outcome wlll be that after fouror five day,' debate we will ofter this resolutlon to a oommlttee to put lt In nroper eh.Peto.ccomPlish the object that we all nrotees a deslre to accomplish. Tiib ofDcial aunouncement of the vote of New Jersey for oougressmen affords tbe data for Btilklng and suggcstlve comparl. sons. Three members of the present house who voted for the river and harbor bill sought a re-electlon Hobeson, republlcan, and Harris and Koss, democrats. Iu the flrst diitrict Uobeson had a republlcan ina- lorlty of 3.157 two years ago: now a derao- crat beats hlm bv 1,710 nnlutlty. Iu tbe mim aistrict, koss liaa a aemocrauo msjor- Ifv nf Q.770 twn vpnra annt tinw a rintililb.ftn beat. hlm by 2,205 m.jority. Iu tbe fourth diatrict. llarrla had a demooratlo rnaloritv ol 4,172 two years ago) now a republlcan beats him by 022 majority. In the three dlstricta inere waa a obange ol over lo.UOO r.hanrra i. .1.1 .7 . . Vu . 7u .. . T of both partles to show that the edlct of ...(. Ha.,AB n..i.i i i support for bad tnen.or thelr endorsement lim.t baui.ua wum uu iuukci UV1UIU.UU lUOlI tUf UU UiCMUID, Not nn Antliorltjr. Tha Albany Journal wrlllng of thouicet-l - f Tt ! 1 1 A .1 1 I t luE Ol coDRreas UI X reniueiiu nuiiur fays i " Tho lata electlons deroonstrated that fnlly one fonrth of thoso who havo hilhorto acted with tha republlcan party no longer recognlzatho natlonal admlnlatrallon as an authorlty In the party." It further declares mai meBO non-recognizing immaouiaiea wiu lorevcr renounce anegiance hj wio repuon. can pariy as reprcsemeu oy mo preseni l nauonai auminiairauon nniess u snaiiBpeeu- ny pioe imcn iu ncguru nolions of government demandedby the pec- ple." Among tho other grievanccs whlch me journm nas agaicai we Vmmeut u u.. attltude on tho qnfstlon ol tarut reviaion. luH , " " peu m ..... ... ui . T It I. f -1. tlk I A il Tl. Alt v. i. T, Journal is tha organ of a "halM ilf.breed class of polltlclans whlch, after the mannerof L, . . ! if .1 I!!.- Il !- I ceria.u puu.io cimr.i.ef hhu iiru mo iuui.e. tors of many mlnor thlngs whlch people eat, drink, wear or patronize, has been gullty of larceny of the murdered Oarfleld's namo to give sacredness and popularity to Its po- Htlcal deaigns and profesaions. These peo- plo plumo themselves upon being "Garfleld republlcans" and tha more ontrageously .Viait Mn mtirenrnBanf iUn afa anrl tMirrmana ...v, r..,. of IVesldent Arthur the greater their devo- tlon to " tha causo for whlch Garfleld dled " seems to be. The head of the natlonal ad- mlnlstratlon, whlch the " half-breed" organ quoted above says can no longer be recognlzed ik.n.rt. on.fiv,. most efflcient collectors tha government ever t ((, f tj Vn,lr. n,1 In.Hlutp Lii..i In in.t a(T, .mm. r.vn. lutlonlzed tha revenue serviceot the conntry at the nolnt where tho ereat bulk of tho lm- menso incomoo! tho government Is assessed and collected. This same chlef execullve in his letter acceptlng thenominatlon to the vice nresidencv exnresied himself in favor of clvll Bervlce reform in langnago whlch could havo been insplred only by practical experlenco and whlch was moro definlte and satisfvlm? in its scone and bearlnc than that used by the nomlnee to tboonjoe of presl. dent. As president he has maintained the letter and splrlt of his promlses in relatlon to public matters, aud in respect to clvll servlce reform in partlcular ho has developed origlnaliiy Jf purpoaa anu nas mapiayeu an enllghtened and progreisive splrlt that has kept hlm abreait of advanced publio senti- ment. He manlfcsts no perverso adherenco to any plan of his own, but indicates bis roadlness cordially to carry out any measure which may become a law. This natlonal admlnistration whlch politleal Pecksniffs sneer at and " can no longer recognlze as an authorlty "has not only steadlly and consls- tently praoticed and advocated methods of clvll servlce derlved from experlence, but also courageously vetoed tha great river and harbor inlquity, a measuro for whlch men like Hoar, Dawes and Mlller, whom thcse super-servlceable reformers do recognlze as " authoritles," labored zealously, and whosa votes assisted to pass the great steal In defi ance of tho president. If " fully one-fourth " of the republlcan party cannot " recognlze" tho president by reason of a record such as his, it is a fact exceedingly uncomplimen- tary to the morallty of that faction of tho party, and lt Is equauy grauiying tnai noi only tho other three-fourthsof the republlcan party, but the best portion of the democratic party also, can and do in unquallfied terms express lueir approoauon oi vue P"' course and warmiy commend mm ror me exhibition ol quamies ol "tatesmanshlp whch rare)y been excelled , the cffice oi mo cniei execuiive. siui ai. inis cru- iciam 0l the president is unreasonable and dishonest, as nnwarranted by tho facts as the assertlon that the tarlff oommission was nacked " in the Interest ot the monopolles a commission whlch has recommended heavy reductlon of duties in every instance where monopolles wero interested aud whcse r6port Is acceptable to tho great body of people in whoso behalf tarlff revlsion has been undertaken. It is tima that a ray of patriotlsm pierced tho darkened souls of tt,p viler tn lnail thnm In pmntatR thn Unlendld snlrlt. tha hiuh and nobla nurnoaea ,1 u' . .h j.... .1.. ,...- kuo rl,u " ouunuuuiiuK ui months of an admlnistration beset by em barrassmenta and hampered by delicate du ties and weighty responsibllitles whlch no 0ther pre9ident has had the misfortuno to encounter. Approved Like its predecessor of a year ago, Pres ident Arthur's message meets with honest and out-epokea approbation from the press of either politleal party. The religious journals are also frank aud cordial ln their expresslons of Batisfaction. The following from the New York EvangtU$t Is a gcod 1 sample of the general comment: 'The nrepident'B mecsaee U a carefullv tire- pared bualnecs document, deallng at lcngth with most of the questions of public luterevt. It Ia ao moderate In its tone, and so pronounced In lia la- vur 01 civii prrvno rciuim, uuu rtuucea laxawuu, ooDonents aaniuch aaltwlll olfafe hla friends. uis conaemnation 01 exttavagance, and partic- uiariv 01 ine a-sessineni 01 leaerai emniovea ror politleal purtttses, Is also eppedally gratifying. ab reearas puiyesmv. ine nrrsiaent reira na irom recommending addittoual leglolutlon 'until tbe et ect 01'""nl! hall be more clotely ob- The pre8ident haa beeQ fortunate in hU and varled experlence. There Is fraiAnets, honesty of parpose and geuulneness of con- vlctlon in what be says and does. His words and acts bear the stamp of real statesman- ship. Ilebas the simpliclty rad clearness of genius, accompanled with a tnode&t bear- Ing that is vtry becomlng. Uaok of all his other ezcellent qualilies is a quiet determl- natlon that wlthout blusteror ostentation of phrase or manner, inflexlbly pursue. the right. tew men under the galllDg fire with which pe"y factional anlmoslty has unre- I louiiugiy oaaaueu uiui, couia uave uorne themselves so evenly, with so much dignified . . coiuposure, or couiu nave eo couiusea ana "er unconsciousness ot ineir nostimy, rin.TMv .Tnir,,i ,u p, .m , SOme years back the contents of the president's messsges have leaked out ln advance of Its bei.ir- transmitted to congress, and occasionally wbole Pragraphs would appear. Some ten days since President Arthur seut for publio f . .,,., ... ..,.'. ... r"1""' " would undertake to print tbe forthcoming message ln confidence. Mr. Uounds replled toat ',0 wulai """1 wl'en he recelved a por- on of the copy he summoned to hl. aid aP'- urian, tne ioreman oi prinung, aua nir. xayior, ine cniei ciera. inese mree prlnters set up a large portion of the mes. ge. "! t"e remalnder was glven In very short Hakes' to trusty composttors. Mr. uounds and bls asslstanls look all tbo proofs, read lt by copy, made the correctlons, and look care that no plece of paper having a prlnted word on It was left lylng round loose, whlle the galleys were put, so fast as they were set, in a large safe. Tbe result has been that not a paragraph of the mrssage I..... T. uaa icaaeu ouv, auu vm even ine guessers have been bafiled. Whlle Mr. Itoumla waa vlsltlng the White House to carry proof and to receive 1 coiy lt waa aerlouslv an. I ...... ... nouncea that tne president was thlnklngof removing nim anu appoiullng some one else, anu uau oeuv iui uim m annouuce lue laci." ' IN the case of the alleged star-route con. a , , , , ,,, ,.i piniawiB wuuua ji.o ua utv.ucu lunv iur. I " . . ... y P80"4' "laance at the trl.l WtVI UUV UWWITi Notfs nnd Knllon. HoSTON JouitNAtt "It is well to have , T.Vt I. I ! II... 4 n ... ! U. oouiiujr iiiiiiiuimj iiicsciibiu wiobcihiw, niui his ' I object.' II puts a qulelus upon lota of little Jobs." Xmk enale civlloervlce reform commlt- teo conslderrd tho Hawley blll prohlbitlng jne Msesament of government employea for politleal purposes, Monday, and lt is said the i. i hg. received tho unanlmous recommen d&tlon of the commlltce. Senatoii Monnrti. begina tha work of lMia rojucton i,y Incorporatlng In an .m.n,im(,ni . ,uR iim,n blll for ths rc.lim. Uon o interntti revenuo,nowpendlng In tho Benu, tlB cnUrB acfiec1ule of dutlca reoom menc0(j by tha commiaalon, Tr Uaoget o tha New York Tribune k Henry Wllaon onco said to me . . nnnklln ml Kcnton. , TheT . , , ., , . . .,, H MAn t 4l.l. ..... .... .m nt , .... , . .. Kuii unuia iu m o.v.o.wu w country among the public acts, In laws, Iprcgress and the transformlng of this from a provincial to n frco natlonal soclety, like the two Vermont senators, Kdmunds and Morrlll, who mako the best stata delegation of our period in the senate.'" CoNonEss hasgone to work with a klnd of lock-the-door-after-the-horse-is-stolen en I M...l W r..... .- i effccts that body may have left, bnt 11 1,"e ,";een more eJ an.?ltmore, P'ofltabloto all concerned had a tltheof tho amo energy and regard for publio oplnlon been exhlbited a year ago, and h8'1? adhered to throughout the seaslon. The November tldal wavo could never have swept over tha coun try had tax reduotton J 'B various other reforms whlch had een Pnlsed been underUken with an noneat purpoae to work them out. PnnsiDr.NT AnTiiun appenrs to have ap. preclated keenly the enterprlabg spltlt whlch led eome one to sond out from Waah- ington n alleged abatract of his messjge aeveral days In advance of that document's publicatlon. Hearlng of tho mattcr, lt Is eaid, he inquired of a newspaper man whether he knew who had tho abstract for sale. The newspaper man said he dld not. " The reason why I asked' Batd Jlr. Arthnr, " was that I haven't quito finlhed my mes- sago yet, and I thought that if I could pur- oni rau.f.cw .uvaijto help me out on some polnts whlch I haven'i yet settled to my satlsfactlon." ltF.i'onTS from Washington eay tho house committee ou postollices is confldent that thelr unanimous report reducing letter postage from three to two cents wlll become a law and go Into effect on January 1, 1683. Expectations of an Increaso iu buslness that will oiTset the reductlon in ratos and mako the postal revenue equal to tho expenses in' flueuco tho committee In their recomtnenda' tlon, which will bo mado a part cf tho post- offico sppropilation blll and become a law befora the holidays. Since 1803 no reduc- tlon in letter postage has been made, and as long ago as Fillmore's admiDistratiou this ideawas urged, but never with any proapecti of success until now. Vk.nus allowed curious gazers in this lo cality tohave the slighte.it posslble gllmpse of her flirtatlon with Old Sol. About one o-e0ctc there was a burst of sunllght, but durjng the remalnder of tha day tho sun wa3 0b8Cured. Some observations were made ftnd a dark speck about tho slzo of a marb,e wa, descenilble upon the lower diso 0f the flun. In other tections of the coun. t observations of the transit were made Un , d The data J Yale and 1'rinceton colleges, and at the naval observatory at Washington, are of Bpeclal value. Ercellent photograph were taken at both collegep. and at New Ilaven a series of heliometrio measurementa were made by Yale's new hellometer, the only instruraentof the klnd in thls country. As to the computation of the eun'a pnrallai the special object of the observations of the tranntt, the next generation of boys and girla may hope to learn the real dlstance of the sun from us. There is no chance for the youth of to-dav to acnuiro a true state- ment of this imtiortant factor cf useful "nowledge, lor the astronoraers havo not ?.et eompleteil the cornputations based on the data obtained in 1H7J. Fortj-SeTeiitli Cougress. wio wa rtmd and ordered trloted. Ttie enate BajourDca eAny, as a mam oi tepeci to tbe nieni' ory of the late Senator 11111 of GeorglA. ..Quite a number of bllls cre Introduced Into Ihe housa, among them tbe Indlan apprftprhtion blll, a blll to further pro t ect executlve oflicers and employes of the government from politleal axsessments, and bllls to reduce loternal revenue taxation, fur tne Detter reguiation 01 theclvil servlce. to pre Berve thenuritvof the elective frnnchine. and otherii of a lens important character. Tl e rpnoit of the tatlff commlai-Ion was preFOoted, and Tues day nnt was fixed upon for tbe conMderutlon of clslt aervlce reform bllls. The deathof Congress- men Lowe and UpdegrafT were announct d, and an adjournment nas taken out of xetpcct lor the memory of the deceased members. TUKSDAY. Df cember B In thn spnntft n rpanln. tlon was oiTered by Mr. Beck (democrat) of Ken tucky, dlrectlne the judlcisry committf 0 ti Inves tlgate the matter of levylng politleal asc smenta on government employes. A blll was paed n(rtnittlnr rtirprt nrmwfifflr- ti,nu ,n,.ii house a bill was reported from tlie ways and means com mittee for tbe alolitlon of the Internal revenue Uzon tobacco, snuff, clgars and clgarettes, and referred to ihecoinruittfeof the wbole. A blll was passed repealing and amendlng certaln acts pertalnlng to the shlpment and dlscharges of sea men. Wbdnebdav. December 0 The tlme of the Benite waa pnmlpally coneuroed In dUcusslng me um lor ine enuoiinnrupot 01 a ucllorm bank' to lDcor:te ln the l-cfllco Hppropilntlon blll aclauftereducitiK letter-potiuiga t'i two centa. A uui waa pajt.ta iiub ur.t ODe ul llie flemtton) re fundlog to the ttate of Georgia 333,000 eipended for the common deleuce lu 1777. 'ibe viewa ol the minorlty of tlie ay and mean. commltteo on tbe Internal revenue blll were piejented and ordered prlnted. Tiiuhsdav. Decemter 7. In the senate a inb- etltute waa uffered to Mr. Ueck'a politleal aseaa roent Inve.tlgatlon reaolutloo, dlrectlnjr an in 3ulry al.o into the contilbulions levUd by tbe emccratlc cummlttee on llquor dealera, brewers ana oiuer afauuiaiiao. lor campaiKn purpotfea, nicZ'.. f." X' JSSed! conrurrent resolutlon to prlnt "J0 ono coplea ol the fo'lTaa'iSXand? bmto'IETDliPn' nome lor inaigent noiaiers ana aauors at r.rie, 1 uc,'u- . I FiuiiAV. DecemberS ln the senate Mr. Mor. ,m f Vermont lutroduced an amendment to tlie aa a ubtltute lor Ihe prenent tarlff. Mr. lltck's politleal niBe.imenls reaolullon wai deuattd, MMir.. naie. uecit, liawiey. aiimod, j ..' n.',tllnatln. 'fh lnnVrn,,tr lilll waa also dlicuased, Mr. Iloar epeaklng at length 'QJ.,if?,c".',tS, M. ;vJ.'i.l ?i'.l"m?lJS referred to tbe committee ol tbe nhole. A blll clad Manltor. wbo nartlctnated ln tlie actlon wltti the rebel lron-ilad Meirimac. was debaled Ia committee vt tbe wbole. A blll waa reported lor rediclngletter-pottjgeto two centa. Satubday, December 9.-In the etnate Mr. cUued3rbr.irgh, liale, Ilec k and ia mund. belug the prlnilpal par JSKfi, feTgi! cuMsed at cjnnlderable length, Meosrs. Vourhees, iat' liU suntxjtt of the Lowell btnkruotcv blll Mr. llawlev Introduced a blll to tirevent ollicers of tbe Uulted Btatea from collectlnc sub icilptlons for pulitlcal puriwes, aud Mr. Diwes oiTered a sub&titute fur the 1'endletun clviWervice R.ljioi tUi becie?ary of the lit river andharbo bill. . the home a resolutlon was adopted iryoi wnr to specuy itemn in harbor blll whlch were not ln the Interest of commerce. The ronsuUr annro- priaiion uui paseo auu r om lairuauceu w im prove the clvll servlce. Momav, December 11 In the senate the Low ell nttlonal bankruptbtll wai nubntltuied for the mgaiis equuy uui uy a voie oi miriyiour 10 tnirty. ine meafure was sunsequeuuy ream nittted to the iudiclarv commlttt-e for revUion. A blll was Introduced to auiend the act re-enub- ll.Mog Ihe AUbama clalma court, and Mr, ILw. I lav fr.im llia ilvll sarvt.'M r.lnrin ..i.i. lultteu ,, t,ill to prtvent government olDcera and I euiiili'vra Irom colleitini! aubacilptlun. vt aeea. rmlnalo'n.MuCt, lf!ia.dlen.Gjnei?l-,r'?u 'be lual.jr Keneral and Colunel Msckenxie to te .1 lirirnriiHi.unnrtti rnuitoi-'llv. wnrn pitiiflrmorl n,ee.lonof the liou.e waa devoted malnly w tne iniruaucuon oi nuu ana rewuuuona, tional amenduient lelatlve to ibe elfctl. u uf l Drf.idtui ntiu vice.pte.iuent oi tne unlten & atfa. and on. lot tlie .bolitlon ol Internal reveuce taieaandto allowa reUte on wbl.kevand to. uaccoi ai.o one 10 reauce me fpedft iu tne liein. t .'uiimm .... . ffiZatfii'WZVMwSg iqo KoveruEDoui. Waterbury Itcms, A meetlnff of Arft HUtftrt Kn. 1 U rn)pA Int Wedoevtlfty evenlnf;, Uecember 20th, to wrsldfr the vlllnRe charter Rrnnttd by the ledfnlAtare at ItN late w lon, A ni to Vote tinon the ndoptlon of inRs mpnsnro. mo cnnrier m arawn wun uii" unl care tofifcoro the benffiU of Incorpomtton wlthont exposlns the rttjttlct or the town ti any nfTrtpttlng dlsfldvantagei. A chfttter modelfd ftftfr tlil wftn ntfotA by the people nf T(rnndon and wlll undoubtedly be adopted by the votns of inni communiiy, nenny an ine mrfie vinnirei Ia the ntAto are IncorporHtcl and crent bcnMHo with a more thrlfty nnd fcnnomlcal manajteraent ot locnl ftffnlra hate loviitUbty tonltfd. Amonff tbe latcr chftrtera pMntcd and adopted n one Vt Vt Knndolph. The axpect of that vlllnce bn entlrrly c haojted under t corpoTAte mannKcment. uooa hqb waiKH and wcii Kept ctreetn. order And neatnf m, and all the blppnlnKfl of a weil rfRulnted tntinlclpallty have UkenttieplAce of theKO-ap-you-pleane BUte ot thlnes whlch common ly pxlstn lo a conntry Tlllnpft. KothtnK coutd Induca that flonr MilnK Cfmmunlty to retorn to Un fonner con ditlon under the manARement of the ttltctmen ot tbe town. The Imnmvment to thln Tlllnee ln the dlrert control of Its aftAirs by a board of mtn fleclcl for that dpecial purpose Inntead of by tho aelectmen whose attentlon to the pecullnr neenn oi ine Tiuaee communiiy nium necec narllv be llmltpdand IncomnletP. nhould ba nvl dent to all. Ono of tbe sreatcit of the bencflta ennfcrred bv the lironoKPd chartAP n llm ntlv. iifge oi usiriK iu eniire nignwfty tax ol the Yil lflRe, If neoded for that purpof o, to rppair and Ira pro ve the Btreeto and rlde walks. Tlie nurcr rneins afforded forguardlDg the public pwce and pniiecuBc iiia ntrnis nna mo propflny oi au ciu zena under a vlllAire chirtr Rrennttti lm fnr- gotten In cntderlne theadvantAgen ot a char ter. ThovHlftRO haa nndonbtodly lncreased In ln materUl prosperlty darlnj? the papt fw yrara m pamruiar. a very large ana growing raercnn' tlio acd bnnKloff bunlrjeta U now dnna hnrA. Hettcrand laraer ntock ln all llnen of gooddare kfpt. The vlllage hn become an Important but trand producs tnarket, and the tradlng center ot a lflfCfi t CCtlon of conntrv. The ot nnma of our merchantfl In RPneral meichacdlse proba- oiy excera idopo oi any oiner locauiy in tne couniy, inere in a rovivai oi manuiacturlDg in diijttry. NAture has drne mnch to mako an at' tractlve Dlace of thU Ttlljtee and now If the riil zpra wlll do thelr part to adorn and bf autlfy and Improve fta natural advantazen other eoarces ot Inrome and pronpfrltv may be added. A vlltage charter oeema to betne lnttlal ftep tnwardi a bet- ter niieoi tiunetiiii itieway oiiocBiimprovemeni and economlcal, efllcicnt local covernrnmt, and all Rood clllzena hope that that ntfp will be taken Ciirtls Wello, for twelve yeara rat uio capaDio canier oi waternury auonai nanK. haa nrcepted an Apiwlntmpnt aa caphler oi the Iloward Natlonal back of HnrHnirtnn. Durlng the war Mr. Well held an irapnrtant popiuoD m ine quariermnaier uepariineni, nna itng and paylng out Immenae sitma of raoney, ne waa ror peverai vear oooK.iieper lor Uolr; Drothera & Co . at Waterbury reslcnlnz hlg tofl tlon In that company to accept ttie cahlerihlp whlch he now rfpiem for the hlsherand more re aponclble tru.-t In nurllngton. Mr. Wells ha been, in the largent and broadeat meanlnij ot the woroa, a gooa cmzen. waternury nncereiy re- ITTDl. n AA 1,1- t - Af ..tt& dpable, Intelligent tnen who have ben lnduced ui leare ner to axMt in DiuidiPg tip otner piacea, Thn regrela Inpplred by Mr. W'ella' remnvrtl ex tends with equal force to the dtarture of Mn Welli from pcenea In whlch tlie haa been a cheer ful, rendy and Iifliienthl actor. In tbe churrh, ln pocletv and ln all mitfera affrctlm? the bet in teretta of thla communUy, they bave been unob tru-lve bntdlllcent. earnent and ludlcloua work- era Thelr lofs wlll be keenly felt, and the bent wiMipn oi a circie oi inenna ana arquainrances iiint ii nn larRo hh inn ana ine aunounairg com mnnltle wlll tro with them tn tb-lr new homB. Charles Wellp, bmther of Ihe retlriog caahfer, haa been amwtnted to the vflcant poltlon. Ypara fRi "Cliarlev" wpb a anldler hnv in thn Vprrrw nt cavalrv. When peaco retutned he becamo ahlp- & Co , and aucceeded hU brolhftr CnrtH a- tonk- keeper for thu rompiny. He wa clerk and tretaiirer of the Montpelier manufacturing Cfm piny for aeven veara. Bnd for three yf ani papt haa and ntatloned at St. Alnana. He I n PkllKnl nc conntant, and by pipcrlence aa well as by natlvn ctpiclty well quallfied for the new dutlpa he wlll Pfanme, The fnrmal charge, lt 1 nndorstood, wlll take nlace Febrnary lt, thonirh Mr. Charlea AVelli wlll atonce begm to famlllarlre hlmaelf with the dntfe of hi new pool tlon . ...Mrs, Nes bitr, mother of Mra. Siranel Fupter, who livpann th Duxbu.y plde of the liver, commttlcd nulrlde pometlme durlDg the nlght of Tuedayt the 5th Indt. She lived with a malden datiehter. In a rartof the honee occnpled by Mr, Fonter. Not comlng down tobrnkrat Vedneday rcornlng noanxlcty wasarouxed at flrct, aa ahe wa.t hccuh- ujiucq vt tipep aa jong aa pne leit iciioed. ln course of tbemorninz her daueMer'a fears wera arooaed by the fallure of her mother to raake her appearance. An examinatlon was made and the motner waa fonnd fnncornerof theroora.ara- ror In one band and her Ihroat cut. The brd waa undipturbfd. She waa dresaed and evidently had Inflicted the fatat wound pood after golng to her room the trevlous ntght. Mra. XcsLIit waa a Scotcb woman, a wldow, and formerly llved in Greensboro. She waa an Petimable person, hav ing tbe tralts aiid charactcriatlca ot her r.ice, No motive has been asslgned for the act. ller age Ia rfported at ieventY-two....Miss Jessie ABhlev gave a very pleatiant blrthday party to the young uHe oi uer acqinicrance weaneaaay. a eletgh rlde In Mr. Keeoe'a new and apaclous alelgh and adfllghtful supper vtcre the polnts around whlch the fun and enlnvment of the voan2 anlr- ita centerpd ....Mra. A, C. Stebblna haa a large stock of nillllnery gnoda of all klnds which he ia telllng at cont. Kead her adTertlaeraent In ancther column of tbU pflper, Here inanexcel lent oppoitunlty to buy fine goods very low. I.amolllo Couuty Court. Hon. II. II. FowElts, rretiiling Judge. W. II II. Kknfielii, Ckrk. Hon. I. K Glfhi State' $ Attornq, II. C. Lanphfh hheriff. Joiin II. Mimsis, btenorjrapher, The lto7. Mr. Oowen of Hyde Parlc made a praycr and uton Its concluslon Sheriff Liujilier made the utual formal procUmatlun aud opeulnjc ofthe court. The jurors, grand and itlt, were then called. Tbe number ot the former belog in comnlete, the organlzitlon of that body was sus peuded until the afternoon. The petit jurors were then ttworn and were cl'arged relatWe to thelr duties. A reading of the jury CJilendar dls c'oed but one cate for the jury, and that was settled duriog the noon recess. The petlt jury were thereupon dlscbarced for the term. A good many caeea have been settled the rroportlon bfingqulte large. The folluwlng 1b a ibt of the grand and petit juryuien. (Jrantl Jurors Utl vldere, Thoma Ivtter; Cambridge, Juhn Urush, 2d, ilarlow Wlres; Kien, Janou Uogers; Elmore, C. S. Parker; Hyde l'arlc, C. C Ferrv. V. I). Kilch; Jiibnson, John (jiiswold, D. A Wfnfllow; Morristown, K. M. Kdnards Jese Tbomnon, Wlnslow Wheelock; Stowe, F. J. Uenson, Newel Higelow, II. J, Harrls; Waterville, Z. W. A. L'ach; Wulcott, II. 1 Parker, J. II. Warren. itff Jurori Belvidere, N. M. Chetey; fam biidge, A. M. Carpenter, C. C. H-dmes, W. D. Macoy. IX P. Mudgett, Wm. N. Scoit; Edeu, Geu. Hutchlns, N. II. Mower; Elmore. W. W Dalann. C H. White, Hyde Park, II W Camp bell. L. S. 1-renrh, II l). Kelk'gg, Q. E. Mudgett; jMhnsdn, J. A Hliis, O. O. Iliick, II. (iuodwio, S. Scribner; Morristown. L Cobb. A. Dounlan, J. Gallup, A. 0 Uates; Stowe, G, W. Adsms, 11. O. Ilarrons. Wm. Luce, II, A. 'Jhomas, C. M. Watts; Watenlle, O A. Gry, J. S Ilolmes; Wolcott. J. F. Holton. A. J- Uuhn. F. J. Strtmtr. A meetinir of ihe liar uaa holden at ncon tn Tne-day, llon. G. W. Hendeeprepldlng. A docu ment was reaa atttting ror uucripiions lo :ue ruonuraient for the late Chlef Juttlcs Pierpolnt. About flfty dollars was rHlsed, being fifteen dol lars over the minimum ect for the projwrtion of Lamoille county. Tbe following dlvorce cases were heard and bllls granted; Abble It. Mannlng tj. Hirlan P. Manning, blll granted upon the ground of willful desertlon. The jwittlen retlded at Johnson. Uingham & nmermau u r peuuoner. John A. Ferguson vt. Mlrancy Ferguson, same cause; G. W. llendee for petitlnoer. Emma D. Grlswuld 13. Willls I). Orlswold. blll granted for lntolerableseverity; E. li. feawytrfor luuonor. Laviim H. Olmstead vs. A. J. Olmstead, blll granted upon tlie ground of Intolerable severity; custndy of mlnnr chlld decrecd to petltloner; lt. r. t'araer for petuioner. JameaM lllil vt. Ivnita M 11111: blll eranted for desertlon; G. h, Waterman fur petltloner. a uumuer oi Hiurneya iruiu uuier couuiips were ur?ent dnrloir the term. From Franklin cnunty, Hons. H. K. Start and G. A, Hallard, G. W Darleson, E-q , II. E Kustedt, Kq ; from Chittenden county, Hnn. M, A Dlngham; from uneans couuty, J, i. ourite, .q., iejsoa itano, E-q , and Major Drigham, 'Ihe uew-eutry docket containa thtrty-five en trles. The crand 1urv renorted on Fridav seven true OH13, two noi 1'itina. iney reporieu me jau vo be In goid condltlon. uourt men aajournea etne dJ. Tho Chrlstlan Work era. The New Eoeland Omference of Chrtstian evenlng December 7th, Is coniposed of the state Toung uien unrionau Acsociation conveniions, Thursdav evenloir was malulr slven to anad dresa by Kev. Mr. HHhtlogs of Ilostuu ujou the lnspiration oi me CK'npiures, a oruiunc ana vicoious shouIder-hlttlniE attack upon the ene mles of the truth, turning thelr own weapous against them. Frlday eveulng Kev. Dr. 1'lumb gave an admlrable address utu "Evargellcal belief a conoition ot evangencai earuestnecs, Ihe day sesslonsot rrlday and Saturday were occupled with addreanei, dlscunslon and coner (tailon uon urgnuiztviuus, luuivtuu'ii nuru auu the work ot the lloly (ihont as related to"The worlu lor unnoi, ujtou wimi cnnst aemaoas, what hlnders bis work, upon rplritual decleurlon, the need of evangellNtic work and tbe necessity ofrev.vt.bJ. The dlscufslons were harp, Ilvely but rtvereni ana niiDgita witn uiucn prayer Tbe nreseme of the Holy Knirlt wai lncreaslnely apiAfetit and all hearts seemed to unite In the that there wai good preparatlon for tbe gospel inficilnirii of S.iturdav tveoloz and the Sabbalh, 1 hee were conducied malnly by the brotbers w bo led lu tne wura ai di. junutuury seven jears ago, ln llie meetinir of baturdav eveulue mauv wore fouud seeklng tbe Lord. The b,ibbatli wai a penUcostsl dwy, Ia the moinlng nervlce at ihe aeveral ctmribes whea addreea by layuien took the place of the sermuns, ln the Saobiith schooU when the ctonlng servli.es were tlmes of logather log, lu the grand uoluu meetings at tbe North church ln tbe afieiooon and the South church ln the eoirltof Uod revialedhis urei- euce tnd lulghly puwer, The wbo'e day wasde voted to reaplng ana prooauiy neariy oue uuuoreu nnH fi ilniuL'tit that thev acceDteU Christ. and the wora feemeJ to be genulne. There bad been Etowtoglotereiitand some hopeful convervlons, -.j.f.:nnv lu iba acadeuiv. before. so that traver- ful Chilttiaus h&d becu expectiug a biestlug Irom tbepe meetlng, but the ncbuetts and greatues otlbegiftofUt4basputtu fbame the fatth of tlie lUOSl UOpeiUI, nuiuo VI um wiruucu Hrc..M ihA SMbtuiili ciitrrtiritluas In the nelsh- bjrlug viliagti also, aud ln auiue the rplrlt of the Lord wa evldently wltti them. It Is tbe prayer ot Uod' ptople that thli may pruvea revival of the work ol tbe Lord that Bhall extend through all tbe reglon. Vermont Htnto Jfcnn. API)HMH COUMTV. Wnrk on Mlddleburv culleire boardlnir honae baa been suspcnded for the wlnter. . . .Middlebury wlll soon bo wlthout a town hall and the cttttena are trytng to devlse ways and means to procnre anoiher,.. i .The drng flrm ot fihattuck & Harbee In llrfstol naa dlsaolved, Mr. llurbee btiylng out Mr. fthAttnrk. Conlderatlon about Sl.noo. and contlnolng the bnslnes'..... A poumce haa been etAMipned ai lown uninna r.iifina nmnn ap polnted poHtmaater......A Ferrlpburgh farmer placea a morteage of 85,000 on a productlve farni and Investa the money In bnytngand ahlpplng hay. Another Ferrleburgh farmer, who owned over CO0 acrea of fertlle land and dld the aame thlnc baa inpt recfUed hl dlscliaree In tne conrt ot bankruptcy ...Foxe have kl,!pd or Inlured aiiteen lurKeya lor ira n. munoi imnaieDury. ....Charles Westall of Middlebury haa jtist re celved from Kogland a newspaper whlch waa e'gbt yeara elgtit months and twenty.fl?e days on the way from London. It waa all btack and dli colored, and lookedailf It had been at thebottom ofthe ocpan.... .Lake Champlain Is froten orer from Whlthall to Cblmney polnt, and navlgatlon on the canal has cloced for the wlnter. Oiter creek at Vergennes falls is about as low at It ever has been, and the wells and pprlngs round about are nearly dry...-K. B. Oaks, aLJrlstol gmcpr. andW. V. Ncedham.cIothle'r.haTefalled. Oaks' fjoods have been aold by tha ptierllT, but Need iam. who owea Boaton men 83.700. wlll mobablv pay slxty-three centa on the dollar and contlnue buslDesa....,IClght thoupand tona of llme-stone have been shlppprf tbla seaaon to Port Henry, New lorK, irom tne uou quarry near L.iReunainp ain, ... .New atepsand atalr-nays, with aph poUfln lphed inotl.have been added toSt, Paul'a roU copal church at Vergennes Henry Cum of rerrtsnnrg coniracu wun oievena jiroiners w draw 700 cords of wood from tbe Dead creek woodsto the Vergennes rallroad itatlon, three mues ana a nau, ror 91 a cora. BENNINGTON COUNTY. A house owned bv Elllah Dewev ln Ilennlneton wah latelv burned. Lohb. 81.200; Insured for $400 Peter llwthby, a borr-ethlef, waa cap- turcd ai Arlington, mai weea, uy oneriu oonn ltoblnpon. llonthby recently atole a valtiable horso from II. II Nicholsof Chatham. New York. and, after a tomewhat devlous courpe, brought un at ArllDztoo. where be tiiM to aell the anl- mal. The prhoner was bronght before Judge Harman.and held In SCOOIor appearance at tbe county coun, wnrn rapturea ne uaa in ms pos- neuiiKin a larrze anne. a 11 suooier 01 neavv can- bre and three aljver watches . . . . A chlld was re centlv born to Mr. and Mra. Frank I.ithroD of Dorset, which recelved its flrst dresslng at the hands of Its great grandmotber. Thls same chlld has llvlog. besldes Its parents, one grandfatber. two granamotnera, ana two great granniainers, and two greatgrandmotbers The wife of Dr, Ilallev of North Pownal, who haa Dractlced med' lcine here for eeveril years. haa pafTered poor health for rorae tlme from noknown causes. It Is now said that her hunband sdmlnlstered opl atea. keenlnor her In a stunor for dAvs toeether, frho bpcaine verv tnuch emAclatnd. and some of the vlllagers called upon hlm and advised hlm to leave tbe place. iie tnereiore leit lor parts unknown. CALEDONIA COUNTT. The Vermont lumber company at West Burke are heavlly engaged ln Btocklng thelr mlll, get ting a far greater a mount than ever before, The eicea over former yeara will nrobablv reach 2. 000,000 feot.... The Free Baptlsts of St. Johna bury now occupy their new churrh, bullt on the slte of the one bnrned last March The war drama Battle ot Gettysburgti wai puccefefully presented by locil talent at St. Johnsbury laat week. The gross recetpta ot fnur nlgbta were Sr7Jand the expenses about 473, thns puttlng 500 Into the treasury of the Grand Army jwst. ....Three weeks ago the sonof C. T. Brlgham was eating peanuis ana awaiiowea a part 01 one nown ine wiuaiiipe. a lever loiiowea wmcn ohi fled th3 sklll of uhvalclan nntll lant wetk Satur day, when aome one recommended Ptesmingln aicunou 1 nis was oone aoa in a tew miuutea ai terwards tbe boy coughed un from his lungs nai of the meat of a pe&nut. Irom that tlme he has Imnroved ratIdlv... Ifaac rlvnn. a braketnan, was brtiphfd from the tup of a saloon cir near Woodsvllle. Utely, nnd wlll be lald upBeveral week The December term of the Calfdonla county coHit commenced at St. Johnabury on Tuesday of lapt week, Eighteen casea were net lor jnry iria', 11 ve ot wuicu are siaie cae eo sier wiutpniii, poiiioniDg a cmia; Lewis iiicaout manslaiicrhter: Cora J, Hvder. adulterv. and Dr. A. H. Stukep, for fabortion. Stkea haa lceu trlfd once before, for tbe same offence, In thN county, but not convlcted. Tlie flrst case on trlat is J. 11. Knox vt. the tiwn cf Wheelock, Injury by the breaktng of a bildge. Ithas betnnncutrled, And averdict of SG00 for the plAlntlQ gtven. Tlie ease was rarned to the sutirememe court. ard re- manded fnr a new trtal....Burelars entered the cashler's ofllce of the St. Jubnsbury and Lake tnampialn rniiroad at ot jonosoury, atnraay nlght, by cntticg a hole through the partltion from the hAiiay, iney ourft open severai arawers ana overnauiea iniugs, out got noiniog 01 vame, CltrmtNDEN COUJiTY. There are but twelve cases to come befcre th sunreme court for thls countv next Januarv term ....The Ilurllngton llquor agency. whlch has bfn rlnufd manv muuths. haa been re-onened. . . .Tbeie were neven marrbces. twentv-five blrths and seventeen deaths ln liurlington durlng November.. ...Sheriff Barton hasthusfar made the followlug apiMjlntments of deputy sheilHs for Lhittendeu couuty: ira . icner, unriouei A. 11. Ai-blev. Milton: E. D Bnker. IC-sex Junc- tlon t Charles M. H. Feraufon, Klchmond. Further nnruilntmf nt wlll bft Announced ln a few davs, ITn.iPtbiil. Bti in.tantlv kUled bv a fallioe tree. the 6 h Imt. . . .The new Unlverty buildings at Burlington are practl&Uly compieted, wun tne ei cepticn ol tne cnapei. t ssex couNTr. Thn (villprtlnn at the eustom house for the rtort of Iinnd 1'ood for tbe momb ot November were S20.GG3 40. This amonnt Is $3000 ln exresa of the culltct ou of the correriiKmJloi: month forl&sl The aitlcles on whlch the mobt of the duties were collected were larley, butter, hay, poultry ana potatoes...Mr. V. A. Klchardson has apsuraed tbe managementof theitewnrt House at Itland l'nnd Connecticut river lumbermen complaln of a scarcity of good help and are oCferlng large prices 10 eecure sucu. ritANKLiN ooujrrr. Antolno Martln of Sheldon was kllled last week by the ctvlng ln ot an embankment on the Mon tral extenslon ot the Port land & Oidentburgh rallwav...u W Mciiywan, wno was oaiv iu iareA bv a fall latelv. dled lact week at Hlgh. gate....Vllllam T. Peat was ridlrg bls horneat St. Albans to tbe waterlng trough, and ln turn Ing a cor ner the horse flipped and fell. Feat was not able to clear hlmoeir entlielyand his rlght h?g was caugbt under ihe borte, breaking two booes juit above the ankle. He was taken intn II. fl. InitonM ntore. and subsfanentlv car rled home. Dr. Dunraore wai calltd to set the break. .. Jacob Orcutt of lUndolpb takes charge ot Gor. Smlth's fatni at St. Albans. ...Un Thurs day afteruoon Mrs. Bslley of Dft Fairfield left itrn rlilldrpn. onfl two vears old and the other about rlve, alune iu a crib wbile she v.ent out for a lew minutes, ana aunng uer aiwencw iuo iuu dren played with fire, and tbe o!dei-t was burned to death and tbe other cannot llve. .. Mrs. D. McKectie of St. Albans wlll thortly ieae lor ner nw home At El I'aso. Mexlco. She will go by wav of Hton and New York. maklcg a short sojourn In each of those placei. UUANO 1SLK COUNTY, The Grand Me etaae now runs to ilurllngton cmM th lcA....Mr. and Mrs C. P. HUl of Inle La Motte were recently injurea severeiy oy DeinR thrown from Ihelr carrlatfe by a runawav horne. Mr. HIU recelved a broken jiw. and Mrs Hill had her wrlnt broken. ,. .Glle II. ilawrlcau U to teappointtd twt-tmaster at La Grauge ln Nrth Hero Ciptaln Warren Corbln of South Hero has lald the keel for another steamboat... .Tbe lat sallingvfvsel that left Grand hle for tlie i-ea maraet. XjIMOILLK county. Thn little vlllaffe of Waterville Is ereatly airltated over tbe alnirular condltlon of a dead bodv recently exhumed there. Several men were encaired ln movlncr the bodles of an aeed coupl vlin hnvA htnn rtftH sumift twentV-tliree VCarS. The body of tbe bubatid was found ln the usual conamou, notning ueiog jeri oi it uui me sruur hllno- Imnc.. U'hn ll.i-v trlpil tn ralsB tbe Coflll ofthe wife, however, lts great welght for atime reyistea au tneir eiturts. At tasc it wa uruugui to the turface by the united streugth ol uve men ana neiag openea aisciosea me uoay ia n ewtm Mtrlfi(!ftHnn. nerfcrtlv tirfHerved. but turned rtnrlf malintrBnv nnlnr Rlmnnt hlark. Kverv fea ture was 1 ke marble; nota lineor expresslonof tbe face but what was perpetuated In stone. It U etttlmHed that the welght of the body must have been about 00 poundii. OliLKANS COUNTY. Watter Balley. afreUht conductor who was late lv rnn over by a traln at Mansonvllle statlon, has since dled at North Troy An Kplscopal chapel H lelng mtea up at wortn t roy, mesocieiy i there bas been organlted only two years and is I yet emall J hu Llvingston of Coventry gothls 1 neck bruken tn theSOtb, by beirg thrown Irom a slelgh ln Birnston, Qiebec DanaHadlock of North Troy, white at woik ln the woods, was se vereiy lnfured by a large Urub whlch fell and struck hlm In the back and lejr. His leg was broken, and bls condltlon Is conrldered crltlcal. BUT LAND COUNTY. Tha natlonal bank of Uutland. the Rutland county natlonal and the Rutland savlnga banks nave emerea idio u BKrroiucui w iriumu umu for buslness, after January I, every day except Sundsysand bolida)s. from nlne o'clock, a. m., m three v m. Heretofore these banks hate been closed Saturday....Brldget Kennedy of Rutland, charged with deillng ln rum, was found gullty Thursday of Urt offrnces, the penalty hr whloh Ua flne of 55 1)00 and onemontn ImprUon ment. llrldget &tnuut pay her fine or gvt ball and bas beeu taken to jall. She may speud half a century at tne house vt correctlon... ...Judnon II Ruit, fonnerly of BrAndon, shot and kllled himself at Fort DiiugUgi, Wyomiog terrltory, whlle servlng In the rrgular array The " Mar- ble savings bank," clmrtered by the leglslature of 1880, and the"Rutlsnd trust compny," char tered ln 1882, are now organUlcg lf these two lnstltutlons go Into oirtion there will be lo Rutland vlllsge two aavlngs banks, two trust companies and three natlonal banks .. ,.A tele pbouellne Is being bullt from Rutland to F-ut lKrset.. . . . The Rutluud band Is dlsorganlted by dlssenslon. The leader, K U llatcb.has lucked up the Instrumeuta Unles tbe matter Is ai ranged. litlgatlon will probably ensuo aa to the ownersblpuf the lnstrumeoia. The Instrumeuts were buugut In part by subcrlptlon.. ,,.lhe au pieme court beglns Janusry '24th. The ducket couUloe fifty-thrte cases, niotttot whlch are lin ptutant. Fortv five casetj vtand for trlal, the other elght bavlug beeu heard at pmlous terms and judgment reserved Wtlliam W, Young, was nearly kllled Frlday mornlug by the break lugof achalnused In ruuvlng heavy itones to themarble mlll at Center Rutland..., Ihe wlll of Mrs. llanufth V. Sexton, late of Kast Dorset, contalns a generous legacy for the Troy confer ence acadeuiy In Poultney, WINDHAM COUNTY. A fire caused by tho exploalon ot a kerosene lam p occrrred Iat week iu tbe mountaln lapvr compmy's mlll lu Uttowi Falls, lbe law, covered by lusurauce, was 15 8 000... ,,,A Wlod ham iortMppudeni'a plalnt Is that there are no Ifffl than five inanligiable uieu lu that lciuity who have to bulld thelr owu firea these wlntrv I mornlngs, wssh thelr own dishas, and do yatloug other kiuas of bousework, wbo would, no doubt, correspond with some of the nnmnrrled ofthe! opporltegender, with rnatrlmonlal Intentlons. If only reasonably encouraged, and he says that nimuauuuii lur iibiuih iiibj ne maae V) me posc msster.. ..Bellows Falls wlll get an Imrrense buplness Imnetns by the enterprbe In whlch Con gressrofln Rnntell and olher rapltalMs are now engaged, to create a great artlflclsl lake by over- iiuvtidk ii'Bonuin ann cnase meaaow ana anout fifteen acrf m of the Drlslow placo ftt tho mouth of fiaxtons river. Tlds meadow U surronnded by l.lffh natural Inrrlers In what Is known as the 1 Terrace." and lts overflow wlll tnHke a lake and water prlvllege whlch Is nnsnrpasied It It Is eqnalled In Vermont, and which wlll surely resnlt In the erectlon of a large ntimber ot new mills. WINPSOn COUNTY. The December term of the muntr conrt Wcan at Woodstock latt week Tuesdsy. Judge Taft pre sldlng. Eleven cases were set for trlal, tbe flrst one of whlch Hlng y. Windsor County Mutual Ire lnsurai.ee Comrmnv wns nf tllfd. 1 here are 133cascson the docket. The sesslon wlll prota blybsa short one Tlie Woodstock railrrad cotnpany's annual report makes agoot shonlng for the read. The earnlngs of the company for the year endlng Septrnit(r m, 1882. aggregate S23.f)l8.ir2. a sala cf S2.002.1H over Ihn xpht prevlous. ItemUed the earnlngs of the lat vear are as followst Passengor rcelptf, C81T2H77t ireigm. io,h2im; express, ww; man, uu The recelpts were lnrger than ever before In any ono year. The compnny have pald Into the town tresnnry to ne nppura toward tbe Interest on tbelr bonds the eum ot 0 000 14. Number of I as- rengers carriea uurmg me year, li.JUTi nnmier tonM of frelght hauled, U,140, a ealn In the former oi luouana in me latter or l.'JJi... .hheiltl Ams den bas at-polnttd the following deputy sberllTs Wm, R Hewltt of Woodtock. S.tmtinl A. Atm. ftutiirat Norwich. Charl fL tnrint rtinatt UTauer j ,aiia(eoi neinei. wuron . Jovell ol Sprlngfield, Danlel C. Jonea of Kojslu-n, I-ter vv, nuwa ui liumuw, iyreD(j u. UOOllUge or Plymouth, Cbas. S. Wbltman of Resdlng,. ..J U, Silmnson oflers toglYe Z23 to the Norwich town llbiary on condltlon tbat 875 be ralsfd from other sourcei lndeindent of taxailon. One tbousand nlne hundred and fiftv-l vnlnmcH were drawn Ihe paf t year A clngular accldent nnppeoen ia n muo son oi a. u. Illtmanoi Chester lait week. Tbe boy was skatlng atd fell backward ujon the tce with such force m to frac- ture his skull, His recovery is doubtful A nractlcal joke wltha sad spouel was rtcentlv ner- pctrated by a boy employed In the Ascutney mills at Windsor, A glrl employed ln the same oim had removed her shoes aud left them lvlniron the lloor near one of the Fplnners. In her ahsence me ooy nauea me snoes io me noor. unse quently the glrl, ln attemptlng to pull them up, thrust her left hand Into the gearlng of tbe spln- ner, crusblng all her fineers nearly to the auLCKicH. i ne wnoie uana naa to ue Amputatea, The Connreeationnl Dnrsonaiee In Woodstock, theglftof Hon. Fredetlca Billlngs, Is compieted, acdcost S10.000....Wlllam Clnrk and his wlfn retebrated tbelr golden wtddlne the other day at . oeasiocK, ui me persons wno saw tnem mar rled onlv seven are llvlnir....The Ludlow tov shop company Is ccntemplatlng lncreaing it ousmess uy engagmg in me manuiacture oi ciiii- aren s carriages. BTATE AT LAROK. The Grand Trunk and Central Vermont road have boughtthe North Shore road, from Montreal to Quebec The control of thls road caused con slderable strife betwcen the Canadlan Paclfic and houtheastern roads on one side. and the Grand Trunk and Central Vermont on the cther. It U proposed now to construct a loop llne between Hocbelaga and the Grand Trunk near Point St. Charles and make a contlouous llne Into the Grand Trunk statton and onen the Vlctorla bridce to irstiic irom ine rjorm Miore. ...Aimon aieaker, tbe chlld murderer whoce sentcnce has been mlt Igated, is said to be worklng lndutrIonsly at i iDQBor, inmming soien lor snoes. ms motner. who is to hanir on the lat Fridar of next Marcb still felens madnefs. Is ouict and violent bv turnn. and begs plteoiHly At intervats that her life be stiared. ShewlUbethe ilnt woman l.aneed In the state. Almon teems to care little about her late. Why Yc GItc TUauks, The followlne flzuren of the lcadlne croni and mlnlne lcdustrles for the vear. as far ns reoorted. are furnlhed by the statlrtlclan ot tho New Ynrk prodnce nchnnge. They gle a good ld"a of the progress oi inn country in mteriai wta;tn, ana alone would have made an eluquent thanksglvlng sermon : FOB TDB TX1R 1882. Wheatcrop.bh,lii.. 8in.roo.000 Corncrop. CnMieli 1,W)K).W) ,u U (Ut crop, tURheln 4u t IK) imriPj cro", miiiieia.... , it.innr wni Kecrop,biit.elii , 20(xm,i-0 liuckK liat crop. ttitieli 12 1 (,Hhi I'vUlocrop, biichH'i.tt,. 16U 0ri0,l00 C'otun crop, tui tU , b.ftonlnm lviroleum iTCKliict. barrels 24 uwl.MtO tlOt.lprclilCllOri.dolUri 36 ti 0 00 niiTfr pruuuuiiuiii uuiittra..... ... ........ tu wu uu Iron prodtVML toni S IX t), 0 ' CoaI mlnM, tons TU.iiWl.rHiO iuiiiroituscuiiituuciUi mutn. y,i.i For theorevlout vear (1881) theazrlcuUurnl de partment gives the following statlstlcs ot the cereal productlon, wbich may be compared with the above, to whlch bas been added the value of bmKwneat, nay, cotton and potatoes ror 1W) Amount, ilomt Valut. TVhet, tathels JhO 2W 000 f SS,'W 1,194 iei0 TV 4i.lTl 4IM-U Iflll M hrt.q;.) l,)bU3l 1 M.M3 9it?llliLJl 1qu7 11 t(iflthet. bualiFla 1 1 A 1 7 A.TA k hr i C'oltott. bttlPfl 6343-JHt 2j;.'Mi. i JUr.v n si, M3 37i ii,iim i uiiw, uiuucu ln,O0Sj(3jU Bl, WJ.il PanLFY ofthe Bot-tan Journal. n a late IpttP toblstwDer i-avs: "An eiib?rainmatl nnntattnn whlch appearfd in Judge ti.lger's recent report ontbe finances has been the ubjct of much speculatlon, and lt has been arcrlbed to Klng hiutuiuuu, uiuu', uru finuniiii, na Hl leaaC fl score of others, but no one could locate It posl ttrelr. Yet lt was orii-inillv SDtktn lefw than t year iince by Senat)r Edmunds, In a debate In the senate on the reterve fund. nnd I wlll rwmv the entlre sentence, puttlng ln italfc that portion ot lt wnicn aecretary roiger nas quoiea: Tliollme thitwe aro iooklng out for ln not lo-4r,wlim nobtxly wlftiwi tohnvea Rrr-eubttck ledeinM ttt all XiU thn rljr nhiD diKtrMi Armt. hcn troubls COtiiPl. whpii builoe-i moi H, when ttie itmouficturfr cannot Rell what tis h inadf, bn tlm farmer cannot selt wbt i tiai pro diiml. wrnri llie dbtor cannot jmj hli debt. 1 den is ttie tlme thdt the value vt ihmUItm inoncjr coinea luto pUf. llow cre fou golntt tii 8t jotir poMUT money Iben ? You are to get U by thn fttU ttiat the opte of thu I'niUd Matt-a and mount, ln ment everv run thnt cn iwilbly be Imflelned to Iinrlu. tt (lo not rt-Jto Nt to nhlnit'e our)ioue fcflr thtorni leilDii. You muit be ready for tht ertt day, anj betng ready or the ri day, ihe ttil day atmoit eter eomei; not oang rtaay jor ine txti aay,i u teriaiH come. "It la not often tbat one hears a paragraph spoken ln debate whlch Is cleaner-cut Anglo baxon than the one In Itallc. vtt It was suoken without prejtaratlon, and Senator Klmunds never corrects either the reporter's notesorthe proof sheets ot what he says tn the Benat, becretary Folger pald him a comp!lment by fiming it out irom ine recoro, nunougn uetuouia navegiveu mm aue creuit tnereior. Chelsea. Mrs. Loulna M Kmersn has gone to Fianklln. N H . to llve with a daughter. Mrs. Devereux....It waa recently diacovered ttat the two plllars tn tho audience room oi tne congregit tlonal church had rotted badlv and thev were re- placed last week by sound ones. These plllars were put ln but slx years ago and lt Is now thought that they were not perfectly seasoned, andbtlDgso tlgbtly covered that they were not eipcsed to tbe atr, they soon began to rot. . . .Tbe special iowu meeung cauru lur iuv purj'ute ui laKing some acuon in rfgam iouiei)wa cioca, vntpd Hfter a lorjc aud ilrlt'd dlflCUBnlon to 8C- cept the proposllTon of IL L. Bliby.who oiTered for fifteen dullars to retftlr the clock so that lt would keep as good tlme as It has atanylime auriog tue past twenty yoars, anu to heep it m such repalr for ten years for two dollars a year, The Methodlata held a lamelv atlended so- clable last Frlday evening at tbe buue ot Charles Decsmore Stephen Viucent wsb taktn ee- rlouly IU Fome daj s since. and Is now in a very leeoie cocumon, ... oevfr.n ui uur cimeui woin tn V(kfiHat.M?k lant H7k m wltneMees for G. W. Cleaveland In a sult brought agalrst hlm for fatoe Imprlionment bv one Josepti Kllis. Tne jury decidrd against Mr, Cleaveland, but we ui' aernwuii aa appeui unn uou u.cu.m.a. h W odruff advertbes an auciioa on Wednesdav o: cattle, grala and farmlng tools, at his resldence on tne west iiiu.,,.junn u uacon is tisiuc, frietid In Cbicazo John II Ulibv. now sf nlor at Dartmoutb,ls teachlng thh wlnter at t'utney. vi oacoo r.uieraou oi iiart:aoa n bere on a vlslt to bN muther acd other relatlves, ....Willtam II. Puffer ba gone to Bradford to attend scLoj! for the wlnter. . . . An eftort is being made to ralse funds for a slnglng school, to be conducted bv Henry B'ancbard of WlMlamrtown. ....CurtisS. tttnery wlll ccntinuehU law studles wltb C. W. Clarke, and not wltti S. II. Hebard aa aunourjced Ust wetk ...The Conereiza tlonal and Methodlst Snnday-schoolB are maktng arraoge- meuts lor unristmas trees. ...uayiana u. snr gent's lnfant chlld dled Sunday evenlng. It had never been well from Its blrtb. Funeral servlces were held at the house ou Tuenday, Uer. Mr. webster crucwting. Mahbhfiku). The saw mlll at the head of MoIIv'b Falls owned by Wallace Ltmbcrton, was totaiiy aestroyoj oy nre iai eaoesaay morning It was dlsooverel about halfntit two and was al! onfireat tbat tlm, totally destroy lng tbe toolM ana macninery ana aooui one nunarea aonars wortb of clialr stock. The fire ls iiionoaed ti bave orlglnted from adefective stove, altbough every prfcaution wss Laaen to prevent nre. inc machluerv was losured for aboutiSHOO Mr. Lam berton bad de -ided to bulld agaiu, having made out a diii mr mo same ana eome ot nis ueignuori have voluntc ered to asslnt hlm In work and lunv ber, We UDderstand tbat diflerent arrangemtnta have now been made as A. T. Durant and Mr, Lamberton have purchased ihe vlllage saw mlll of K. U and W. II. II. Smitb. the pHera belog siguea iat weeK, ine mui attne neaa oi tm falls wlll uot be rebutlt until sprlng Th promenade concett laat rxluay evenlng was nuccena. The Danville band was orenent ai ai veitNed and added much to tbe enlovrof nt of th occasion. Thoe present seemed to tujoy it very mucn. ine pisying oy wjiu Danos aa gooa aoa tne contniaiuoD oi me iho uana was a success, Theconcert wiu bo reneated next eeicrrid eveulng Miunle Davls was prevented from commenclDg ber school lact week by slcknefi whlch came near resultlng ln dlnhtherU, hear of aeveral cssea of asimllar lnaUnosltion, aio MlssCarrle E. Packer U verv slck with d bbiberl lt taklng a lu)eot form, and but very little hopes aie (niertalned ot her recovery.... Mr. Frn worth's Sundsy evenlng dltcoursesare very much llkedaod bls subjtct next Sundsy evenlng wlll be. "llilftflm aud Balaak".. .There wlll be Cbrlstmaa tree and txerclnea at the MeihcdUt church thls year, The nlght Is not yet fiied, but wm ue aaouuncea nrxt weea. cve(uuujr vi whatevrr chss or sect are cordUllv lnvited to ptr- tlclpate and conslder themnelve free to lake part thereln. A cotumlttee bas been appoloted to whom all moneys and contrlbutlona should be made. Woonnunv. Maik P. Goodell Ust a valuabh hurnb Unt week bv bavlug lts leg bruken M 11. Teacbout has a log sllde comploied one-balf ume long, upon wuicu icgs wiu ue ruu irom tni inoun aiu above tbe west road toto Long Puud V. M. 11 111 haa leaaed the sture owned bv 11 Il Nfl.Hm aud fornierlv occunled bv him: nnil may success attend biiu In his etTorts t-j pleut-e tne puuoo.t . . unwiiiu iinirt-u ui iiarawiCK oonduitlog a singing scticoi at tbe Lenter 11 Tboims. a law studeutfium tbe otllce of J. Wiug, Lq lsieichiog tbe day nclool In dUtilot No. 4 ine i.umes-ueipauu aid toclety have putcuaseu nivry uuiauuhi u. Dnomiigtr orgnu ,,,BHrie of religiouB meetings wete beid al South Wo idburv last neek that m era attamlf.i lv qulte a good many people aud with mucb appareut Siimmnrj of Ncns The tni-Mit rlUattmna flrtt tn nvrft1 vftr bvilr place In Lyndon lat Thursday. Dwelllngs, storr s and warthous were burned. .. .Nearly twenty buildings were bnrned ln Cnvlrgton, Tennessee. last week. The toss was S&0,000. . . .1 l.o Ilcngft rlnn eovernroent hns rroii sted Anstrla toston emlgrants not provlded with parsport. so as to rheck somewhat the exteni!ve emlgratlon from me mouniain nisnicis oi unngary to America . .oerjmtorn uuiier oi oouin uaronna ana mor n of Alabama have betn re-rlrrtcd. . . .(enerkl Grant bas recelved many letters of congratnla llon because of his recent noter vlndicatlnff Fllt John Potter. .. .Tbe boller of a Mlsslsslppl river steamer exploded the other dny, kHllng three n minnnir several ntnern. me ttrmn recetnta the New Wk and New Kngland rallway have icreased slitvseven ter centln the last fonr vears... .The case of the state of Mtminurl fti?nlnt Cockrell, who kllled Slayback, has been rtricken irnm tneaockei, uot Mrs. ;aynack bas brougtt sult against hlm .. Fcrty pnmlnent cltlKens of Washington I ave formeda committee forprotec tlon agaln't bnrglars and thleves. It Is alleged that the pollce and detertlvcs are ln lesgue with the tMeves and that property has little protectlon. uiBBeveniuannuaiconvf nuonoi tne naiionai butter. firir and cheesB sssorlatlon beean at Mll waukee last week Wednefday after noon, ..The German coal ralcers at Perry county, Ohlo, have struck foran advance of wnge s and are rlotous. sneriu Ana rosse nave gone mere.. .lt Is eaid that the erntezzlements and robbertea In Rusf la nrlnir the nat vf ar amounted to 70.000.000 ron. blaa.,..During the put elfven months 405,033 emlgrants landed at Castle Garden, New York. . . lliesuitan oi lurkeyuas neen tlireatened wltli aosaslnatlon, and he dares not show bls head out side ot his harem. . . . A raeteorlc stone welghlng WlOnnunds fell ln North Carollna Iat week. The Gufle'd fair recently held In Washington was uiri v succesnui, tne receiptn teing about C.uuu. ....Dickson, the fotemanof tbe star-route jury, Ison trial at Washington for trylng to Imprnperly Itifliieoce the verdlct of tbe jury... The Msssa- husettB citles at their electlun last vteek irpnr- ally voted In favor of license to the llquor trafflc ...Anmcnv irouope, tnegreat .Dgiisu noveiirt, U dead. . . The InM liy the recent great London fire Is fully 3.000.000... Slr Huah Allan. the projector ot the Al'an llne of ocean tteamers, dled suddenly ln Fdlnburg, Scotland, on the 9 h inst...A commiBion to tietermine tbe boundary llne between MassachnsettB and Rhode Island Is In sesfion In Provldence, ..Itls reported that Dorsey. of star-route notorietr. baa rcs zned the secretaryshlp of the republlcan natlonal commlt tee...Arabi ratna iins cxpreBca saiisiaction that he ! lo be eilled to Ceylon. ...Wlthln fire ml'es ot North Adams, Mass., three safes were btown open by burglars ln two days. . .Persecu tlon of the Jews ln Rusla contlnues. .. .Tbe sul tan of Turkey wlll adopt Amerlcan terredoeg for the defence of the Dardanelles and the Bjppho- pnorus. . . . i ne laMers umon at M ont real laas con ceded the rlght to manufacturers to employ whoroever they please. . . Several reglatered let ters and SW0 In money were stnlen from the poct rfiice In Lewlsburg, Pa., Wtdteday nlght.... The repldence of Manager Dorney of Daly's the ater In New York vta robbed of $2 000 worth of property Wednesday nlght. , . .The West End Iron Company at B'o imbury. N, J., haa supended ot- eranon at oest tna ana cioea tne luraey tuu mlne, throwtng 100 rrea out of empTojment.. Over 100 studenta have left the M-idison Univer Mty and the Colgate academy nt Hamllton, N. Y.t owlngtotheprevalenceot diphtherla. Twostu dents have dled, and slx more are slck, whlle the dlnpsse Appears to be spreadlug ln tbe vlllsge.. noieraie roomog oi graveyaras near rnuaaei bhla bas been eolnz on for some tlme. Fourof the robbers are now on trial, twenty-five police men being present to p rot ect them. Forbes, dcmonstrator of anatomy of JefTerson CoDege testlfid that the college got about one hundred and fifty bodies a year. He never made an Inves tlgatlon of the man ner In which the bodies were pwcnrpu au tne coiuers employea ny tne Heading, Penn., cral company have been put upon three fourths tlme.- ....A pasenger traln in Georgli ranoff ihe trackand every passenger was injured A number of Jew merchants ln New York have obta1nd atemporary Injunctlon, re stralnlng tlie pollce from Interfenng wllh them In thelr Sundav trade,.,.A wtldcit flre losursnce company In 1 nrer, Colotnln, bas gone to pleccs. ine compHny ciaimea io nave a capnai suca ot over a mllllun and a half. whlle ln fact lt had next to nothlng. . . . Four negrce were hung last Frlday In the south all for murder. ... Water has reathed tbe heart of the tity ot Parts. France. The ralns ln the low qiurtCM are unable to find an outlet and the wate r ba rlsen to a level with he roads. Thn celLirs of the forefcn ofllce nre fiooded. The Nutre Dirae quarter is swarmlng Ith rabt driven out of the sewer and the tjejole are BofTerlng from their deptedatioos. The water bas fnvaded tbe chamber nf deputies.. Ktjiht hundred pewons have beenthrwn outof empb j-m-ut by the recent great London fire. . . . Diphtbe rli Is raglng nt a fearful rate on Prlnce Kdward Itt'acd Ihe ofllclal ranvass of Masachustts BlveBButlerl33tHaandBUhopll9.DU7; Arresl34t 353 and B iwer m in 11G.G78 ...Ihe Saglnaw ( Mkhi gin) barr-! works have been burned, entaillng a 1 of 8175.000. .. . Eleven convlcts at Little Rock, ArharjsaH lat weea attacked anl aisirmea tnetr euard ani eccapeiL They wero pursu d with oioodnourds but tncy aiiiea tnree oi tnem ana the rursult was then abandoned Tbe wife and chlld of a Rudan Jew named Selenger (roze to dehth on thelr clalra between Grand ForkH, Dv kota, and DpvII'b lake, Thursday.. ...General Sidnev But bank. on th retlred I st. Is dead. Ue nerved ln the Blick Uawk and Florida wars and the wars of tbe rebellion It Is estlmated that there are 200,000 tona of Ice houaed on the tlnd- )n river from last ve.tr a cron Desratches from varlouH localitles throughout tho northwest flhow that th old wave sublded a suddenly as lt rose Tbe bainei fallurn ot the Imt seven days number of whlch 1G3 occnrred ln tbe country and 25 In New York city and C inada n ing ad ijuck waa exeeutta at aia itiiaei, uai., riiaay, lor tne murdpr oi a leiiow convict in me nonltfnll trv. fllari a rhlnman. twn veiro aeo. . (Jf!pr(f II"ill th flrmnp Mr.-(.1 RnMll I nf Pmladelphla, loan and collectlon azents, bas dls appeired, leavlnz a number of anxioni credltors. . . . . A Clevelattd depatch says there Is no change ln the tltnatlon at Adflbert college. The faculty are uot dlpoted to relnstate Ihe jnnlor, and the atudentB stay away from recitatton Two mills bave thut down at histon. Pa.. In conse quenreot low water In tbe IMaware. The river is iroz'n over irom enore to snore, asarn hiso tue Leritgn river aoa Monu canai i ne irienas oi Ilenrv Rlch. a New Yt rk butter mercbant, are anxlons about him. He dlcappeared a few daya ago, and oplnlon U dlvlded ai to whether he H dfmentedor ha mt with foul plny.. .. The honee ot Newell Jolly. elght mlles from GAlllpoIls, Obio, waiburntd IhurdHV nlght Mr Jolly, who la qulte old, was burned to death. HIb wife escaped tnrouitn a winaow, out was oaaiy Durnea ana may die 'Ihe t-chooner UnadUU Is froten ln four mllen belw Bear lotnt, Like Erle. Two togs Bent to her rei-cue also became fast, and lt Is doubtfnl if tbe echoooer can be reacbed, Three unknown scbuoners are fatt In tbe lcooff Col chester reef An exploelon Thursday in tunnel No. 1 ofthe Oregcn and Californli rallroad ex tenslon, twenty mlles fr m Rlddle, kllled four Chlnamen, dangerously Injured four others and blew a number out of the tunnel. After the blva lud been rlred, the Chlnamen bcgan drllllng agaln nnd struck a charge of glant powder which hnd not ox loded. The head of one Cbloamsn was blown oft and the 'ega of another torn from hU bodv.-...Tbe Potomac river U froten over solldly from thefootot AnaloHtm island to Little Falls. The spe uacle U uupiecedenteil wlthln the rreraory ofthe oldest river men.... The body ot Gulteuu U to be turned over to the party deslg nated by the coutt tefore whlch the litlgatlon ia pendlDg The palntlngs ' The Baptism of Po- cahontati " aud "The Lmbarkatlon of the Hl grlm Fathers " In the rotunda ot the capltol at Washington were rulned during tbe late GarfWd fair, , , . It U stated tbat the projectors of the Pan ama canal have declded to contruct a canal with locks lcstead of a sea level canal, as flrst pro posed. Thls change hdue to the enormousex pense of the otlginal pro j ect. Current Llteruturc. PlCTUBESQUB JOUKSEVB IN AUFRICA. New York: R. Worf Ington, publlsher, Pilce, Sl.73. Thls 1 a volutne edlted by the Uev. Edward T. Bromfield, whlch describes the tours of an lmag loarygroupof young people ln the far west, In the mijdle states, lo the Adlrondscks and among the White Mountain and In other plcturesque n-glons. With tbe deBCrlptlonof tha placea vis tted there are Interwoven Instructlve conversa tions upm thelr hlstorlcal an1 other as'Oda tiona. There are numerous llhutratloni, and the book N publlshed in the popular rjuarto form, wtth overs ot brlltlant deslgn. or sale by Phlnney. A Littlk rii.aRisi. Rerrlnted from MacMiUan's Magaxin by Rolett4 Brotbers, Boston. Tbe thuilrgy ot thls book In some polnts U more sent lineotal than Scriptural. Aslde from thls, lt la one of the areetest, raoat toucblng, and most belptul little books whlch we ever haveseen. It plctures the early experlences of a Chiistian bouI afier havlrg entered heaven, and the simple, pathello Bty!e is admlrably adapted to ihe sub ject, But there Is no warrant ln God'a Word for some of lts pnsltlons, and tbev 1U mialead many into error. lt mut be read cantlously, and, thus read, It wlll be of very great splrltual benefit. For sale by Phlnney. Pilce eeventt-five centi. A siost erjoyable book for those ho love fine wlt aud know it la Susan Coolldge's ttacslatlon of Theophlle Gnutler's "My llounehold ot Petx," with iUustrationi, Boston; Robeiti Brothe a. The traDB'atton prenerves the piquant graceful ness of the Heoch and has the uise and hsppy crn si ocdenca to the thought of an orlglnal, Notbing cin bo nealer or more delicloua than these ftorles; as, forexample,thatof tbecat wlo, puttlng togitberall Iheldeaaot ratural hUtory wbich sbe bad t ern able to collect dunng her ex curluns on Ihe roofs or In tbe ciurtyardand garden,' meditites an attack on Ue parrut, and conclude, bb she creeps stealtbity on lh percht "Thls N decldedly It Ib a green cblcken.' When she springs on the penh and the parrot crles, 'IUrt thou breakfated, Jacquot?' ber uruithtloglcal ldeaa are ln one fell ruomeot otertuinrd " When tbe larrot tontlnuesi 4,Aud on bat7 On the rcjut beef ot Ihe klng?" the cat recolU In f rlght. Her face now says dl tlnctly as words: "Thls ls not a blrd. It Is a EeuiUuunl He rpoaksl" bht files vtt underthe ed, ani, after a whlle, accepts the blid asa man. Klehere lu the volume we have cata ln all cutora, dogs, and a varlety of pets. The book wlll lnierest both old and young. For sale by Phlnney. Prlce8r5. A Fki e Girr The Chlcago, Rcck Mand & Ta rtfia rallway have ln press au atmaDac and band book ot usi-ful Infuimalbu, contalnlog a vast amouut of matter whlch lt Is nandy tobave avail able, and whlch all clasfes of people want some tlme durlnz the year, The b'A containa descrip tb UHot the west ern states and terrliorles, a lUt ot United btates land olllces, wbere lands are avallable at low ratea, bo ubtained, etc., etc., as well a lutereit tables, busiues law, ratea ot post hgeand lolltlcal facts and figurea. In fact Itls rnuifum inpart'O, and all the much Is of every day uae. Ihe same road also publbhea a CbrUt mas book for Cblldreu, whlch cunialua several tlue tllustratlous, and I orlglnal matter, and a lery fine plece ot sheet muilc, arrauged for plano and a quaiiet of vuices. Kiiher or both of theee books and the muidc w IU be sent ptat free, if re qutwu-d, by poUl or letter, ihe eurller your uau e Is eui to K St. John, geneial tkket and paaH-uger agent, Chlcago, tb qulcker you wlll get tbe books, Roxbuuy. Mrs. George Katon Is qulte se rlounly 111 MUs Flora Lace of Matshrield Is teaUliig tbe vlllage scbool and Z. S. Sutton tbe on tn dlstrlct No. 3.