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VERMONT WATCHMAN & STATE JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28," 1883.
WEDNKSIMY, FKHKUAUY 28, 1B83. TtftHt-K.ro per yfr, itrtctlj la .4v.nce or I3.M If not t.ld wltblD iurw momns. Town Meetlng. Tho tesult of neit Tuesday'a elecllon ln Vermont will not bo telfgraphed over tlie oountry, nor placarded on tho bullelln boarda of tha olty newspapora, nor lorm tne auD' jeot of lilghly-aplced congratulatory mos aagos botween politlcal leadera. Tho elco tlon will, nemtheleas, have quite aa dlrtct a boarlng upon tho genoral welfare of tho state a.i tho more nolay politlcal eiections ln whlch the freemen are lcd up lo tho ballot box preccded by tho bang of brasa banda and the glare of campalgn torches. The town betug the unlt ln the politlcal ayetem and every oltlzen belng a atockholder ln thls politlcal corporatlon, eacli haa a per- manent Interest ln the financlal ahowing whlch the town officera will mako ln March meetlng, ln the measurea whlch will be un dertaken or propoaed and ln the olHcers whlch will bo elected to admtnlster the cus tomary aflalra of the town. The welfare of the people, the adrancement of the cauae of educatlon, of temperance and of all moral as well aa material Intereats, under the lawa of the state, depend upon a full, consclen ttoaa and lntelllgent discharge of the duty of each Indivldaal voter on the day of the annual bualness meetlng of the town. Theae local officera ehould be choaen on buslnesa prlnclples. No man should be Intrnated wlth the affalrs of the town ln any depart- ment to whom the Indlvidual voter would not Intruat private interesta of a slmllar Ira portant character. Folltical parllaanshlp especlally ehould be put ln tbe background ln the cholce of these officera, and iu the management of town affalrs. A good and true maL, capable and experlenced, ehould not be discarded slmply by reaaon of hls polltlca. Nor need tho same reason folst upon the town in any of Its cfficers an incotn petent and nnworthy person. These may be hackneyedconsideratlon9, butit is never. theles9 important tliat cltlzena ehould re member them and thal they should lnlluence . thelr votea on tbe day of the annual town meetlng. They lose none of thelr impor tance by reaaon of bavlng becotne common. place. According aa they are faithfully ob served the town prospers, and the aggregate proaperity and character of the towns 1s the proaperity and character of the state. White none of the town offices are unim portant and whlle that of selecltuan, the chlef admlnistratire oflice, ehould be filled wlth the greatest care, clrcumafancea have of late attached to the oflice of liater a con apicuous responslbility whlch haa quite eclipsed the attention paid to selectman, overseer of the poor, constable, grand juror or superlntendent of echoola. The new sye tem of listing adopted by the legialature of 18S0 waa notonlysuatalned by tbe legiala ture of 1882 with Bubstantlal unauimity, but every loophole of evasion whlch two years of ezperience had disclosed waa carefully plugged up In a revised, consolidated and amended liatlog act, Tax reform seema to have pasaed succeaafully the firat stage of ezperimeut, but it is not yet entirely out of the wilderness and on the open plain of well establiahed fact. Kternal vigilance in the choice of liaters will stlll have adecisive influence in the successful adminiatration of the amended and perfected law. Men of tact, of souud judgment, of flrm reaolution and unswerving honeaty must stlll bechosen for the oiRee of lister if the progreaa made ia to be malntalned and the work of taz reformatlon auccesafully prosecuted ln the future. J.ook well to the choice of listers. The condition of the echooh haa beeu the subject of considerable agitation durlng the past two years. It la eettled that for two yeara longer at Ieaat the present sya tem will remain unchanged. The efficiency of the schoola in each town, to an unwar rantable eztent we belleve, dependa upon the town auperintendent. Tbe specifio legal requirementa of thia oflice are not very aharply defined, nor are they enforced upon the Buperlntendent wlth the exemplary. rigor with whlch the law followa sorae other town officers in the discharge of their du ties. In a sort of general way it seema to be understood that the superintendent ia a kind of legal ezpedient by means of whlch commltteea may serve the parsimony of school districta ln maintainlng the fewest number of weeka of school tbat will entitle them to their share of the "public money," and in hlring at low wagea the half fledged boya or girls to whom the superintendent'e easy conacicnce or good nature or consider atlon for the feelinga of frienda or neighbors may haveinduced him to grant a certiflcate to teach. Soine uncompromialng superin tendenta who have had a higher ideal of the dutiea of their oflice have lost thelr olficial heada wheu the reckoning day in March came round, and others rjualified for their duties and compelent to judge of the real merita of Bcboola have propitlated thr good will of voters by glossiDg over glaring defecta, by easy ezaminationa of teachera and by unjustifiable grantingof certificates. I.st all the towns elect thoronghly compe tent, conacientious and resolute auperinteud ents, those who will wlth good judgment flrmly and fearlessly discharge the duties the law evldently intended to impose upon them, and when they have done tbis let the voters protect and sustaln them in town meetlng and there will be less clamor for the town system among the f rlends of belter schoola. AamcuLTUitAL meetinga have been held at eeveral pointa in thia part of the atate during the past week, under the aua picea of the State Iloard of Agriculture. Some of these have been attended by large numbers of Interested farmers, and at some there waa room for more. Tliese meetinga seetn to be serving a good purpoae. The ad dreaaea by the membera of the board are characterized by plain, practlcal common aense, interesting and instructive in matter, and for the most part pleaaing and enter tainlng ln style. The truth of tbe matter seemed, liowever, to be uncovered when, in the Informal discusalons, the ycomanry themselves took up the subject. The blta of practlcal wisdom whlch they had dug out of the soil, with the more elaborate and sclentlflo essays of the professionala, af forded eufliolent subject inatter for medl tatlon and hints for ezperimeut durlng the coming season. The enterprialng and wide-awake farmers should lead oil in the improvements whlch are discussed at these meetinga. Otbers will follow, and the out oome ahould be a vlaible improvement In the productlvene8a of Vermont farma. Tiik prospect of the passage of a tarlff bill tbat will even meaturably meet the ex pectatlons of the people la not brigbt. The aeuate bill, thougb not a perfect or an en tirely satlsfactory meaaure is much the nearest approacb to the demanda of the peo ple maae uy elther brancli of coogress. Thia bill la violently antagonized by the I'ennsylvanla and Ohlo irou and by a few other leadlng Interesta. The high proten- tionists ln the house are determined it shall not pass unlesa the duty on the artldes in whlch they are ezproasly lutereated ia malntalned at a blgh rate. A bltter con- test over tbis meaaure Is golng on ln tbe bouse. What will be the lssue Is nndeter- wined. Tarlil revlsion la on a troubled sea. A wreck eeems Impendlug wlth onlv falnt hope that anythlng of value will be javed. Coala of I'lrc. I'rofesaor Sumnerof Yale oollego, a freo trado advooate, naed the name of tho Wllllm antlo Llnen company ln llluatratlon of some of bla olalms and made some atatementa con cernlng that corporatlon and Its bualness whlch he subaequently admltted were made upon Incorrect Informatlon and were errone oua. To the corrections made by the mana ger of the company tho profeoaor gave no heed, bavlng learned, aa ho sald, " to econo mize hla cquanlmity by never reading a re port of anythlng he sald." Tbereupon the presldent of the company, Colonel Barrows, Invlted Professor Sumner and the older classeaof Yale students to vialt the Wllllm antlo mllla and learn by obaorvatton what was the real condition of the emptoyes, and of the company, learn that among the former women were not etnployed at starva tlon wagea and that the latter had not pald ninety-flve per cent dlvidends durlng the laat year. beveral carloada of students ac cepted the invttatton, but the prudent pro- fessor, still f urther to " economize hls rquan imity," aent hls regrets. Wo venture to eay that the young men ln the inspectlon of the works, the macblnery and the proceas of man ufacture, In tbe observatlon of the condition of the employea and thelr ezhlbllion of skill and of lntelllgent workmanshlp recelved a lesson in the science and practtce of politlcal economy that will be a livlng remembrance tong after the lucubrations of tbeir college inatructorbave been forgotten. The Wllllm autlo company commenced the maklog of coarae llnen gooda ln 1854, wlth acapltal of 2250,000. Its early operatlora were not financially profitable. In 16C5 Its capiUl waa Increaaed to a mllllon dollars, Ita works largely extended and ita gcods are now in every housebold ln the country. The plant of the company Is worth five million dollars, its annual production ia half that sum, and itglves employment toslxteen hundred well' paid, hsppy and lntelllgent laborers. The prealdent and manager served hls apprentice shlp at the Ixwell machlne works, wbere the first work he did was whecling Iron and cleanlng castlngs at forty-two cents a day. Under hla direction the great corporatlon exercises a paternal care over Its employas. From bnylng their fuel and tho necessaries of life of the local tradeemen at high retail prices, theso thlngs are purcbased by the company ln the best qualltiea, ln Immense quantities, at the lowest wholesale rates and furnlshed to the operatlves at a slight ad vance from cost. Keadiog rooms, libraries, comfortable and healthful domlciles, with many other provlsions for the comfort, the mental, moral and physical advanccment of the employea and thelr f amilies, have grown with the growth and proaperlty of tbe com pany. Slzty hours aro a week's work, and the wagea of the girls are from $0 to $8.50 a week. Men earn from 310 to $15 a week, and the average is $13.50 a week. "The students learned all these facts," eaya the lengthy report of this novel way of answer ingafree trader's argumeuta, "and mauy more, for they were diligent Inquirers, ea pecially in the packing and spooling rooms, where the prettiest girls aeemed to be gath ered. There every girl had a studeut benlde her seeking lnformation, and it waa bard to get the young men away aa the afternoon wore on to evenlng." The atudeuU had the free run of the mills, the ingenlous ma chinery engrossing the attention of the scientiflo claaa white the eenlor and law students seemed most intereated in talking with employes ln the varlous departments, learaiug the wages paid to them, the labor eipected of them, their mode of life and tbe renmkable tftorts made by the manager and president to ameliorate their condition. Colonel Barrons freely furnished all infor matlon deslred, and ezpressed hls readiness to answer any hard queations respecting free trade and protection. After a half-day at a school ln whlch the difference between the fine-spuu theories of impracticable col lege profeesors and tbe posltlve knowledge of the hard.handed, clear-headed mau of af falrs was strikingly ezemplifled, the stu denta departed, and bearing cn bla coat lapel, aa aaouvenir of the occaaion, a pasteboard box contaltilng a spool of thread, the whole swung by a kuot of blue silk rlbbon and bearing the legend, "With the compliments of 'thetarlff built fraud,1" in evident allu sion to some of the free trade professor's compllmeuts. Colonel Ilarrows haa eowed rebellion in Professor Sumner'a camp if it it did not eiist there before. ' ImsiiMAN " in New Yorlc Sun : " The im- portance of trees in mountain districta is rec- ognized on the other side of the Atlantic, and in Ireland the replanting of areas left bare by the aze of the forester la being agltated. Tinio was that the hills and valleya of green Krin were thickly wooded, and the rich ver- duro of tbe lrish landscape called forth the elcquent admiration of the poet Speuser. Iiut on the plautation of Ulater by James I. and tha conflscaliona perpetrated by Cbarloa I., Cromwell, William III., and the four Georgea, the forests, whlch purified the air, spread a rich fertilizer upon the soil each autumn, regulated the rainfall, and prevented ilooda, were ruthleaaly mowu down by the alien granteea. Illtterly did the Iriab reseut tbis action of tbe settlers, and the poetry of the sizteenth and seventeentb centuriea ezpresaea the popular feeling. The refrain of the song, 11 Seaghan O'Duib hir au Gbleanna" (Jobn O'Dwyer of the Glen), runs to the tffect : 1 Sovi Ihej felt tbe wlldwood. Ftrewell, boaie of cblldhood, Ab, Sbtaa O'Dwyer Olunn. JoyUnotfortbeol' We may profitably take a lesson from the anclent Irisb in this matter ; but wbile they were powerlesa to prevent or remedy the de- structlon, we can both stop the sylvan slaugbter and repalr the ravages tbat have taken place. The heavy losa entalled by west- ern floods need never bave been Buffered had we been wlse in tlme, and If now we do not act wisely our descendanU will bave cause to 'blesa us backward' for a set of Bhort- sighted, aelfiah simpletona." For several yeara past tbe eipenses of the Kentucky atate government bave annually ezceeded ita revenue ln eums runnlng aa blgh as $182,000 and whlch laeatlmated for theyear just cloaed to be more than $150,000. In four yeara the aggregate ezceaa of ez pensea over lncome is more than $827,000. Tbe sinking fund is sald to be in a healtby state, and tbu9 the credit of tho common wealth i saved. The assessmenta, how ever, are made imperfectly. In a single oounty, in 1870, there were reportod more than elght bundred thousand acrea above tbe return for 1881. It is aaserted that in the Mason county district it Is understood batween farmers and asaeasora that lands shall be llsted atone-half thelr raarket value. Western Kentucky landa whlch would sell for twelve or fifteen dollars are aasessed at eigbt dollars. The Vermont liatlng law rigidly enforced would put a healtbier moral and financlal aapect upon tho affalrs of the land of Iloone, Wiiek the life saving eervice was estab- liehed no one imagiued that it would be used in tho beart of the .country, Yet a crew from Iluffalo has been bard at work for several days on the Oblo rlver, and had, up to Saturday, reaoued or re. lleved thlrty-Qre hundred peraons, or a greater number, perhaps, than all the orows together bave bad opportunltlea to serve heretofore from their statlon along the ocean coasts and tho great lakes. Tbe scene of thelr operations was wbere a few days before there had been flelda, orchards, lawns, gardens, streets nd roads. Notos and Notlons. On Saturday the 21th Inst. the oharters of more thanthree bnndred natlonal banks, In varlous parts of tho country, exptred. Nearly all the banks first establlshed went into operatlon Febrnary 21, 1803, and their charter pertod of twenty years haa termln ated. AU bnt four have been ezamtncd by speolal agenta, and will go on, wlthout de lay, under new charters, but wlth the aame organlzatlon. Theothera will do the aame, aa soon as the ezamlnera rcport on them. Not one has glven notlce that it preferred to close up bnsinean. From thls tlme on, barik ohartera will be constantly ezplrlng, but on no day so many as on Saturday. Tiik decree regulatlng tho liquor traflic In HusBla, recently slgned by the emperor, Is one of the most strlngent character. There is to be only one liquor shop ln a vtllage, and where two or threo villagea are almost contlguous one shop must suffico for thelr combincd Inhabltanta. The publican inuat be a native of the place appointed and paid by the Common Councll, and mut aell food aa well as liquor. If he allows any peraon to get drunk, he la llable not only to dis. mlasal, hut to fioe and Imprisonment. If any Kusalan village la reported to the au thorltiea as addlctod to drunkenneaa, the Bale of liquor may bo lnterdictcd for as long a period aa may seem necessary. Ked Cloud, the Slonz Indiau chlef, ap peared before the appropriationa commiltce Frlday in quest of $0,000, taken from hls tribe ln 1870 by General Crook. He is siz feet hlgb, weighs one hundred eighty pounds, and Insisted, as each committee- man entercd, on Bhaklng hands and saylng, " IIow d'ye," the only Engllah at hls com mand. Headdreased thecoramltteein Siouz wlth great dignlly wlth tho followlng style, pauslng after every sentence, and watching its effect as the lnterpreter translated It " Law chlefs I am an Indlan ; look at me : my name Ked Cloud. I bave ernse. The government, through General Crook, In 1870, took wrongfully slzty-five horscs from me and my people. I represent them. t am in debt, and have a large famlly. Seo- retary Teller asks mo to take cowa for my horses. If the government gives me all the cows they have already proniied, I will nave more man one can muk. I am a man of sense. I want money to pay my debtc Law chlefs pay me not in cows, bnt in caeh. I am at peace: let me remain so." The commlttee decided tbat it waatoo late this eession to take the matter up and told Ked Cloud to come back nezt wititer. He does not want cows but monev. and his last sentence was construeilasa threatof trouble In case his demanda are not complied with. Secretary Teller will not give the Indlans any more poniea or Arms, nnd they are be glnning to be very restive under his policy of supplying them with cowa and sheep aioue. The Forty-Sevpnth Congrcas. TcnnAT. Febrnarv 20. The teante nasKcil th tarlil blU, aa ampnded, by a vote of forty-two .uuiuTivDu, j viu wb uihu HtticFti exienoing tbe tlme for flllrp clalms In tho Alnbama clalms court The pnoclial wrtton of the houite pei.- tlon waa devoted to a conplderatlon of tbe tuodry clvll appropriatlon bill In comraittee of the whole. Wednksdat, Febrnary 21. The (eonta pansed the army appropriatlon and the fortlflcatloDt appropriatlon billn. The jolnt renolutlont provld lng for the abrogatlon of the ffcherloa clauaenof the WaKhlngton treaty were alto lAed. The Utah tuffiaee bill was diacutted, but no actlnn was reachrd thereon. The houRO concurred ln the aenate amrndmecta to the penjlon appro priatlon bill. The prlnclpal portlon of tbe e tlon waa deroted to a cooslderatlon of the auridrj clvll appropriatlon bill in commlttee of the whole. Tiivhbday, February 22 - In the tenate the reolutlon for the appointment of a tpecial coni- mittee to ezamlne and rettort unnn tlin mpthnda of improvlnc the naTlgation of the illwla.-lpiil iircr uviuw niru wtin auupiea. ine naTai ap proprlation bill waa dl-cnwpd at lent-tli. but tlip tubjrct had not been concluded at the bour of adjournment. . . .The honso agrced to the ronfer ence report on the lodian appropriatlon bilt, and aa paiwed It appropriates 5,302 fi53. It also agrees to the conference report nn the coDsular and dlplomatlc apprnpriation blU; & passed it appropriates Sl,21i,578 The tundry clvll appro priatlon bill waa dkcutsed and a propoNltlon to amend the pre-emptton lawa waa adopted. Sati-bdat, February 21. Tbe tenate paiwed the legfslative, eiecutive and judlclal appropria tlon bill The houta paBsed tbe bill to prfevent the Imiiortatlon of adalterated or spurloua tea, alao the Bundry clvii appropriatlon bill. Mondat, February 20. A blU waa patted In the tenate to punlth the false pertonatlon of ofll cera and employea of the government. The bill to prevent the lmportatlon of adulterated or tpu rioua tea was paasrd A new conference com mlttee on the post offlce approprlatlcn bill ns appointed, and the bill grantlng locreaa od pen tiona to one-legged and one-armed toldiera wat consldered nn to thehourof adfournment The houso after debate dlatgreed to the confer ence report on mo pott oiuce appropriatlon blU, and further conference was ordered. The jolnt retolutlon providlng for the Atrogatlon of the fiaherlea clautea of the Watbiogton treaty wap pasted. The tenate amendmenta to the naval ai propriatlon bill were non concorred ln, and con tercea were appointed. A protractr d ttrugglo oc curred over the attempt toadopt tbe Keed rule Ooe hundred and twenty votea were obtained in faror of ita pattage, but the dtmocrata generally refralnlnz from votloe. left the hontte wlthnnt ti qaorum, and, pendlog further actiun, an adjourn- Tbe Maple Treo and Its Products. WATEWiuitv CasiTitii, Vt., Feb. 19, 1883. Jr. FAttor : The belt of land cruwlni? the rock-maple. the beht adapted foraugar-mnklpg, Hea In north latltndebetween fortv and Hfiv de- greea. and it extenda from Malne on the east t" the Mlal6tlppl on the went, embraciog Maine, New Ilampehlre, Vermont, New York (tbe northern part), Ohlo, PeDntylvanla, allchlgao, Whconpln and Minnetota, and atill further touih on range of mountAina. Vermont has the credit of raak- lng tbe best navored auear. bouth of thls belt. augar la not made to a proflt; the cllmate is warmer and more even durlng the tprlng thau onrt, renderlng the tiees dryer, the aap not run- oiok wnen me iree ia upiea. ine lilte maple will make whlter tugar tlian the rork maple, but it wlil not make to moch. No tap can bo ob UlDed from a maple wbile ln leaf, No tap can rlow from the rork maple even whlle not in leaf, wlthout frott. The tap teason of tbe maple is tome tiz montha, wbile the tree la destitute of fu llage. After the leavea have fallen and there hat been a freeze, with warmth followlng, tap will tlow It the tree Is tapped, but In the fall of the year tbe aap la in the top, not In the body low down, where we flnd it In the tprlng. At thlr tlmeof the year the sbp Hea near tbe ground. More tap can be caught wlthin twelre feet of the ground than can be caugbt In the rest of the whole tree, no matter how tall. Sap vailes lo three reapocta In all parta of the tree, and lt va rlea ln the same locallty at dlfferent teasona of these tlx ruonths. The three varlatloua ara color, taste and deruity. In an open, cbanging wtnter. the tap Is capable otronniog(tf the tree ia Upped) In tecliont, the entlre length of tho tree. Ilut lit tle tap can be obtalned In the tprlng from a tree tapped thlrty feet from the ground. The mott that 1 have been able to obtain at thia helght ia eleven qn&rts during the entire tprlng. At every ten feet from tbe ground the color and tutte iat marked tbat lt la oatllv dlscemihlfl u Ithmit even a ivbtlltu to a failure in ordloary searons, Sap 'deepens ln color aa we aacend. and alto aa we neAr the heart. The tacchatine onalltf and dena. ity go with color. The lightest colored sap of the wnuie ireo iiui Murjuce) nea near tue grouna where earth and alr meet, and as we go toward the heart of the tree color lncreasea and denHitt decreasea, but aa we go up both color and density luuieate. j niu aware inst ur. LDlling tninta tbat tap leptena ln aweetneas aa we atcend, bnt rov eiperlmenU lead me to theomxniitaconelu- tlon. ln three tuccestive yeara I have tapjied irucnicu auu iwutTo iwi ari in tour iuaces, one dlrectly above another, noting the quatily, quan iily and cofor roytelf, and then calling the atten tion of other witnettea to tbe same factt, all com ing to the tame concluslon ln every partlcular. I had thought of letllng these ezperlmenta settte thls polnt ln my own mlnd, but, tlnce learnlng that to carefol a ttudent of nature aaourttate feologltt hi arrlved at tbe oppotlte conclualon, am tempted to try agaln, thoogh there la much labor and ilak ln the opeiatlon. Treea ttanding Ia or near aurface water, and ln low, molat, rich and mucky land, run much tap. but It U watery and poor, whlle treea etanding on ledgy ground and dry will give ua very tweet aap. In all casea where I have found trees ttand ing In or near cold tprlngt I flnd that those trees run very aweet tap and a large qusntlly, Now, then, I learn thls leatoui That temperature hat much to do wlth the quality of aap; warru water makea poor tap and oold water niakea rich tap. Now, then, who It the botanlst, naturalltt or ttu dent who will Inform me uhy thls Ia ao? What It the law? I am aaiualnted wlth a tree ttand ing In a very cold tprlng on the farin owned by O. W. KellogK of Duxbury, Vermont, from whlch waa made, la thetprlogof 1881, thlrty and three fourtha pounds of very nlce cake sugar. Two tpouta were used runnlng lato one tub, the bore belng one and one-half lnchea deep, 'Jlie deeper we bore our treea the darker our augar wlil be, and tbe more molaases lt will contaln. rhallow boring glies us llght tugar, wkh leta lujury to oar trees. Ueep uorlog prolouca tap runnlng There iamora tap cauitbt In the dajtlme and aweeter than In the olght. Sugar made from tecond growth maples lt whlter than that made from tlrst growth treea. The whlter the wood the whlter the tugar, It Is the irooii that glvet color to tui;ar ln puro tat. Tbe more tcatteriug the treea the more and tweeter Is tbe aap. Color Indicatea the value of augar. Three kluda of tuba are uaed, the wnodeu, tln and the white metal hucketa. The latter are radlatora ut htat and rust-pruof, aud to by f ar the most preferable, but the prlce will hinder thelr ready and unlvertal adoptlon. Every tub thould have acover. Wlth thete metal buckott, cool, and iut-proof, with covert, and the Ohlo tln tuu, together wlth the llellowa Falla evaporator, wlth all other uten ellaand appltancea toliarmoulze, theaugar maker may teel tbat he la tbe matter of. the tltuatluu, and that he la at tha head of one of the most pleaaant, and prolltable induttrles pertalnlog to tbefarm. TiuoTiir WHKriHii. Agrlcultnrnl MccllngSi At aildilleaei. WKDjrtaiiAY ArritiiKooN. At two o'clock p. m. a Eoodly ntirahtr of the farmera of thia aectlon of tbe Winooski valle y aa tembledat the rhurch In Mlddleaet villagato hearthe openlng lcrtnre In a two dnya' meeilng at that place of the Vermont Board of Agrlcul tore. Ilon, J, II. Ilotden waa chosen chalrman, and an Informal Irat hearty welcome watglren to the board by William Chapln, who tald aathla waa the flrat sgrlcultura! meetlng ever held In Middlesex bv anv board of Affrlcultnre. Ttrhana a few wordaof greetlng to the present boara andthe frienda who hava come In wltb them mlght not be ont of place. When the buda thall ttart on the trees ln the romtng tprlng, lt will have been n hundred yetra alnce the farmlng of thia oounty waa begnn on the baokaot the Wlnrjotkl onemlle above thia village by Thomaa Mead, whoae stal watt granda--na walk otirttreeta to-day, elderly men wlth gray headt. And nnw aa weprepare l(i ttari out on our tecora ceniury 01 iarm wora In thia county, we feel the need of more tklll, ln telllnenca and hnowledffe In our noble ralllnff. There are many thlrga that we need to know, many that we ottght to know, and torae thlngs that w mttnt know, or we shall fall to keep ln .lne wlth thia age of progreaa, We want to know somethlnfi- of the nature and cnnarltv of the totl we cnltlvate, what cropa and animala It la best adapted to, and how to fertillza and work the land so aa to produce the beat resulta at the leaat cost. We need to know how to select, breed, feed and managa onr farm atock so as to get the mott profit and cnmfort from them; how to make. rur maple tugar, butter, cheese and other products, and how to paek, preterveand market them to our greatest adrantaae. We want to know somethlog, too, of politlcal economy enotigh, at least, that we may nnderstand the mntual and relatlve righta of the producer and cnnsnmer, the buyer and teller, the transporter nnd the Insnrer, and all the tnlddlemco that come Into the Hne of commerce and exchange ln farm products, that we may malntaln our own rlehts ana noi iniringeon lliose oi omers. eometning, too, we otight to know of the effect and appllca tlon of the nrotectlve tarlff nollcv of our natlon. and how It affecta our Interesta aa Vermont farmers. Will the repeal or reductlon of the dutlei on forelgn luniber, wool. sngar, Ilve nnl ma!s and thelr products. help tis? And etpeclally at tbis tlme, we would llke to know if the repeal of the duties on augar (whlch to nnnyofthe politlcal and tome of the agrlcultural papera aie clamorlng for) would be a good thlng for thls state or the natlon? Or would lt, ratlier, be the rulnof the maple tugar Interept, as wellaa that or me Dcet, coro, torgnuin ana otner tugar in duttrles that are now jnst ttartlng Into beiog, and give onr flne mante foreata un to the ax and taw of our lumbermen? These are tome of the thlngs we want to learn more about, and It is because we nope to gain some good Meaa nn these and other subjecta thAt we welcome the Vermont Board of Agriculture here to-day With graceful and approprlate alluatona to the governor, in whom lie recognized a brothor farmer, to hla frcdeceseors ln t lllce who like him had been armers. to the membera and oulcera of the board of agriculture nnd to the prrsldent of tlie stAte agrlcultural college, Mr. Chapln closed hla very nuiDg Huuress 01 weicoine. Atter retDondlri? In Lehalf of the bcard. Mr. Pemberread hls paier on "Milk." lt waa a a very Instructive and interesting lecture, gtv ing the compnsttion and relatlve value of mtlk for butter and cheese maklng of the dlfTcr- enc oreeaa ui cows. uiretuona were glven as to fcedlpg the cows. settlnz the milk. churnlnff. etc , shonlng the strong point of goiHl butter to be cleanHueaa ahd the rigbt temperature of the milk and cream. A dlscusslon followrd. The fiwt questlon waa, " How to ventllato a close barn cfllar that Is dlrectly under the stible ao ast pievont the bad odnr from the manuro rlslng to contamlnate ererythtng in ttiestable?' Vatious planswere snpgested. Mr. Pemberrecommenfled contlnulng the ventllators from the roof down to the t ottom of the cellar. Oihers thonght tbat it would be snmclent to let them go down through the Btable 11 mr, whlle oihers tald that It was Im- poaelble to avold the stench of the close nnrm staoie wiin manure ceuars under them. r-vt dently there la more llzht needod on thls inblict. The tecond questlon was how to make the butter come wunoiu cnnrning too lonp. ur, unapin sald he hsd overcome that (ilniculty by bavlng new mllch cows every tuonlh in the year. Mr J. S. Wheeler tald he had churned two or three dsya at a tlme thls winter, but had found a rtm edy in heatlng the cream up to eevcnty degrees before ehiirning. Mr. Perrin ol B"rlln remera bered of thelr churnlng cicam for three days iu hlafather'a fsinlly and then selling lttoaed dler who trtcd to make butter of lt, but lt never "ciajo." llehad no trouble at present, feeds meal largely and makea butter ali winter. Mr. C. E Jones had trouble In churnlpg about the nrBtoidune, wnen ine cows nau oeen nuiKCct four or flve months had to use horse-tvjwer and the boy had got tired drlvlng the horse. lle keepsjersey grades for cows and uses the Fergu aon creamery; by ralslng the temperature of the trrani ne rouia gei uuuer quicxer out it was noi aa gcod. 11. A, Sanyeradvised Mr. Jones to glre his creamery to some of hls neighbors that be did not like, nnd get tome of the old-fashloned amall pana. Timothy Wlieeler recotoroerded the deen settln? of milk nt from fortv tn fnrtv-slx degrees. The attendance at the seslon was mucn larger tban Is usual at tbe opeulng of tueh meetinga, consistiog mostlyof practlcal dalrymen and their wlves. WFDMKSDAr KVKNISO. ln tbe evenlng more voung oeODle came In. nearly two hundred belng present. The lecture was by M W, Uavls of the board subject, " What farmers need look after." A very comprthen slve subject and it was well fooAecJ qfter by Mr, Uavls. But little dlscusslon was had. The large range of toplca brought Into thia lecture rendera any eynnpais of It lmpossible ln thls btlef rert. A. J. Hollister gave some of bla ezperi ence In the ensllage method of feedlng bnt th latenesa of the hour prevented any general cons'd eratlon of that tubfect. The meelinc was ad. jonrned at tl.30 and the audlence seemed well satlsfied that the meetlng so far was "very good." TIll'USDAT MOUNIKO. Ilenrv LAne of Cornwall, a member of the board of agriculture, read a paper upon " Fertlli zation " Mr. Lano enjolned ntoa farmera most strict attention to tho saving of all the fertllizers of the ttablo and barnyard. Not untll all these resourcea nad been iuiiy utuized snonld n farmer thlnk of buylng artitk'lal ferllllzera. Manure la the food of plant growth and stable manure Is rlchest ln the native elements of th'e soil. lt is beglnniug at tbe wrong end to buy fertllizers before a complete saving of manurea ftom the stable llqulds and sollda is ellected. Anaiysls of planta ttiuws what elementa liave been taken rom tne sou in tneir growib, Tbese elements must be reiurned to the boII to malntaln Its li'r tllity. But all the elements need not be returned. Some nnv ezli-t lo the soil ln autllelent Hbun. riance to roduce a hundred crops. ltash may be contalned ln the eoll In large quantities. II lt is ln a condition to use, why ia it necessary to re store what haa been taken out? Some suila will contlcue to produce abundantly hy reatoriog a single element. Tbe farmer mu-t know what element the crop requlres and whlch hls soil lacks to cultivate lt to advantage. To prodiico mauura Ia an essentlal polnt ln fatming The mannrlal qualltiea of dliferent klnds of feed varies wldely. The relatlve value of manure from one tcn of oat straw ls 52H0; wheat straw, 52(18; birtey ttraw, 52 25; tneadow hay, SU43; cloier hay, SOU; ouian meai, euoo; caa, 91J.9; wneac brao, 514 5'J: llnserd meal. 519.72: cotton seed meal. 527.81). The llquid execrement contalna all the elements of plant food aud some of them llke nltrogen in the average ratlo of thlity-four to f.irty-nlne per cent in aulld. If the quetkn were. Shall we nurcliase feed or ferlillteiM? lie would siy, Vuy Ited tlih la plaot food. Ile bad uted commerclal fertilltern but d ubted If even ln tl.H beit f f IIi(Q), heg' t back tlie cott inlhe crop Marv vt tlienB fertllizera are utterlv woithlenn. ard In the ubq of tbe but of them the farmer mut make careful ezperlnieutn, ttudylDp all the conditions well. Thelr agrlcultuial value dependu ad much upon the farmer aa opoa their commer clal value. Toeetfrom the nuil the becetltrj of feitlllzatlon headvlfed, (1) Iniprovemeot ln tbe condition of the soil by drafaaKe or by other nt-c esary ineaDd, All the eleuients of pfatit growth may eiUt, but not tn a condition to uae. (1!) Ho tatlon of crupa to utlllze the varylnir elemeuU of the toil, Any crop can not be raltted (.uccenfully eeveral yeart ln succenslon, (3) Feed stock ln order to make more manure on the farm. ln rcply to eDt.ulrlen Mr, Laue would reconimend no partlcular brand of commercfal fertlllzerv. Ile thougb t thet-e manureu could be used to ad vantaire in ralsloir corn on irreeniiward. It diin't Kl hold of the native elemeoU ln the award quite nooo enough Boroiirlmfti to get U out of the way of dry tlme. ArtlflcUl feuilizera witl give it an early ttart, making the cnp about two wetka eailier. Ur Lane'a addrona waa full of Interest- ing matter, vaiuableiDiormatlonandausgMlona. L.iiuueu vpare comreia u veiy onei auctract Followlni: Ur Lane'a fiddieisa. there waa an in. teieatloi: Kenfral dlncuahlon partlclpated ln by t)r. Cuttloe, Wttllam Chapln aud A, J. Holllaier. Mr. Chapln thouRbt thee fertllizera could be uaed to advnntaee ln rouch and hlliv nlacex. iu. accennlble to heavlly laden tenms. Ile had uted artlficial nianurea ln placea to whlch he could not , draw atable manure, and had raUed good-payinK 1 cropa. Upona piece of land thua bituatitf, ai i poor that H would nnt raiae a morteage, he uaed 314 worth of fertllhera and p'anted to aweet corn, Ihe corn did nnt roature, but he not fif i teen tona of good fodder, Dr. Cuttlug enjolued ! judgment dlrected by experlment ln tho uaeof I mauurea. i uere ia a rmmmutn ana a tnaxlmuni i uaotlty a little la notadvaaiagfoua, too much ia 1 PEtructlre or waateful. htudv to paiiD-n iia ! amouut atid blnd of fertlllzera uied to the pecur l Ing of the greateat potsible advantage. The far- j mer muai unamiana nia boii in order to feed it well. Ooe-half the monev mav lie naveil lf h underatanda juat what manure hla aoll requlrea. 1 Kzperlment muht determlne thia. What mav be! 5ood on oue farm may be uutlt for another. The octor Bhowed up the worthlesa character of many of the commerclal fertlllzera, and ln gen eral agreed wlthMr. Lane ln theauperlor value oftab!e manure, A. J. HulUeUr UId how he I waa breaklDg out roatli over hia fleldi. drawlog out and rpreadlng manure on the njw, He ued i twelve luda to the ucre. Helieud he got better 1 graaa and more hay, Stable manure may be : helped out wltb a nniall quantlty of tcrtlltrern. Two hundred flfty ioundato the acre, with a good dreahlng of atable manure, may make a dliTerence between a llght and a good crop, lle gave, by rrqueat, tbe pariiculara of au eiperl- iukdi uy iiib aon a. coru'raiainc, un one-eigutu acre Ihe boy utied fourteen loada of cellar manure 1 and from flfty to aeventy-flve pounda of phoa phate, The grouud waa thoroughty worked over andleveled off. The corn aa planted In drllla elghteen inchea atrt aud the kernela nlue luchea aimrt iu the dillla. He cultirated lt wlth aa much care aa an oulonbed uot a wevd waa al-' lowrd to grow. Ihe ctop received aomo alight damnge, but Ihe patch pioduied at the rate of one huudied ne.tm uod one-haJI buahela o( thor oughly aeaaoued corn to the acre. Mr. Chapln gave the reaultaof prlze corn-raUlog by hia aona, One-eighth acre plaoted ln htlla three feet apart, cultlvated iu the unual way, ylolded at the rate of one hundred buahela to the acre. The land had not been vpuiled, aa Mr. llollUter olalined hla had ! been, by too muth enrUhtnent. On It he Lad i nubstquently miaed hoavy cropa of rooUaudoata. Ur. Cuitloir remluded the faimera that the mln queathm waa how to make niont money at faim iug. i.aucmivq uo oi icriiiizera yieiaa no moie prulUthana leiu quautlty. lle did uot telleve in pri'duclug cropa that oontnore than they come to. Mr Ctmpin th ught that aomethlDg U'eldfn the mere idea of money-iuaklng ahould enter into a farmer'a calcutatlona, armlng ahould be made attractlve ao that the chlldicu maybeln ai'lred wlth a love of asriculture and ludurM u. jeraaln In the atate ritiier than by cmlgratlog awell the populfttton and enhance the wealth ot other atatea. TnnuDAy ArrrnNOON. E, H. Towle of Franklin read a paper In rela tlon to the deterloratlon and recuperatlon of paa tUrea. Whln thn r)mrrlr nt Ihm ttrttnA t.A. mlttedauch trtatment. hft recomniMided fencing ofi aporflon of an exnantited turf, ptowlng, fertlHzlng and aeedlng, and when tho aod had be come flrm ualnff agaln aa a pasture, Durlng theae operations a poitton of the meadow may be naed tr poaturagp. Select for thia trentment the moat rlealrable portlons of a paature flrat. The great drAwback In the work of rextorlnjr pnturea Ia i I. njaiinro. wr, j owie wouid not reconv mend the WOrk of renaitral wlthnnt nlne mnnnrri Uae phoatthatea toatipplfmentaUblemanure. Ei perlence haa ahown that good cropa of oata and graaamnybe ralaod ln theae pnatuteB by the tue or a barre! of phopphAte to tbe acre. Harrowlog T.HHO uin iiuniirituuiiDR ou. ia anoiner meana, The rOOta Of bmboa HnA WAOrla will l.ai1atmrAt Sow graaa aeed and fertlllze wlth DlAnler or what may berrqulred. Fenco off partof thepantnre to keep the cows In n'ghls to rednce brakeaand Kiln ferllllztlon. l'aturea thua treated have not oeen plowed for yeara and are lncreaslFg In pro dnctlvenefa. Knolla covered wlth brakea, moNxea, elc,, may rrqulre three yeara to aubdue. How a poaaioie ana raipe buckwneat upon them. Grace with aheen when rAttln nAnnnt hn nrnflkia. bly pantured. Supplement poor iAturage with rolllrg, enallag,and Inthta way keep more afrck. I'agturea that cannot be renewcd ehould beal. lowed to grow tip to treea. In aome parta of the iiumrr "Jiieii oi Bione wan are louna running throngh forerta, occnpylng landa that had become unprotltable fot cultivatlng and by belng cnfrerel iu rrm5B iu wcwiaiano naa riocomevery vauiame. In the dlacunalon whlch followed. A. J. llnllla. ter recommended pastuilng heavv lr Jane to keep graaa down white feed Ia good, lle wonld pnt ln twlce the ttock and keep in barn, ualng for aolllog jye, graaa, oata, cnrn anythlog that la handr. Unaaell Sawyer of Moretown thonght lf atock waa ieu in?y woum noi toucn tnecotrae ieea, buehea, ftc, of the parturea. lle dectred to know what ehould be doue wlth the rocky ledgee pasturea thatrannotberultlvated with plow and harrow. Mr. Towle Wnuhl Innvn thoaA tn trrotv nn tn tra Dr, Cuttlog prrFcribed auperpboppbatea for the knolla, advltiDg the rolxlng of aeed wlth the u per phor phate of llme and aowicg It upon the faillng paatnrea. Sheep paaturage for tough caxea waaadvlnedby William Chapln. Etephen Ilenick gave rcmlnlacencea of the farm lng of half a ceniury ago. jnage janus uroMett oi Duxbury aa a rifcreplt paturo d octor uaca an ortginal and an effrctlve remedv. Ila fnnrAN nff a (dwirrpi of the Invalld fleld and turna hla brga Into the eociueure. io aumuiate tneir reaearcnes among brakeand brlar rooia he nnbi a few tarfiofrorn io tbe earth here and there. lnaplred hy tbe ploua fraud. the deluded porkerp, llke aearchern for Captaln Kldd'a treaaurea, dlg away fordear life among the brakea and brlara with the flrm convlctlou that they will uncarth a corn crib if they peraevere. Thelr explorBtlona are encour aeed from dav to dav bv a Indlcloun nlacinz of a few eara of corn where they will Hdo the most guou. iua um pntienc waa one acre oi atony, brake-lnfesled laad, The done na alx hogi. In alx weeka' tlme a cure waa effected. The cancer growth wna taken out, roota and all, every atone totlllnpo depth brought to the aurface andthe aoll thoioughlr worked over and fertilijiM aa the ireaiment prt,cfcafu. jhe lot grew exceiient corn tho next year. The following aeAaon four tfen acrea nere refuvenated ln thia manner. (irowtcg bUckberry buahea aa well aa brakea diaapprarrd bodlly. A cron of potatoea waa raiard and the piece ptrckcd down. N'xt year fifteen acrea will be renovated The work must he nccomn ahed durlnc a wet tlme. hs moht loralltiea are bet adapted to the swine mfUKHi. juage LTosaeu mows one ce.ipon aner aiocKinc nown ln orter to eet a tirm and wen rtotedawnrd before pasturing agaln. Tbere ia no apf culAtlon ibout bla method. Ile haa worked it nut in diall And teaud it by eeveral veara piacilce, and knowa lt lano quack remedy. What ever mnv be aatd of it aa a matter of morala. agriculturally Ita merita Are beyond dlapute. The reroaindel: of the afternoon waa devoted to the anniectof "Manln auimr mabtni?" and Tlmothv Wheeler of Waterbury Center waa cAlled npon to unioia nta ti e ma reiaiing to Bapu w. memb ftanceof hia rerratks ia embodlod In accmraunicA tlon from him in anothercoluron unnvoldAbly left over iroin laat weeir, ur. uuuiog epose at tengtn upon me aame aumect, commuriicauDg mucn in tereatlng tnformatinn and acreeing on aome im portant pointa wlthMr. Wheeler. To the questlon, What producca nlter ln eugai? the doctor gave It aa hia theory that It wan the reault of a them lcal combiiia'lon betwetn the lime in the tap and niallo ecid, the elen ent whlch givea to maple augar ua ptcuiiar ana aeiicioua navor. At a cer tiin rxffnt ln the proceas of evaporatlon thia cotnblnation la effected at a hlirh temi-erature. and nhen the aap la allowed to cool, aa It usualty in jii me naiinay aiauon in ua reouciiun toaugar, aome of thU comblnatlon Ia Drecli'ltated and fornis what Ia called nlter but la in fact mallc lime. If atrained off ltlmprovea the augar but laKfa away some.portion oi tne nne mapie tate. lfatlowed to remain the farmer mav be chareed wlth puttlng aand In hia BUgar. The wajr to avold Ita foimation ln to crowd the eyrup by the pofnt of comblnation by rapid brring, by reduo n'K uitJ aap io augar wuuout auuriDK n io cooi. The more ranldly sap Ia evaporated tlie llghter rolrred nlll be the augar and tbe more dellcatelta navor. THCHDAV KVENlMi. In the evenlrg Dr. Cuttitg dellvered hla leo lureou l iani urowin atu ine BUDjeci oi en kilge waa diacupsed. Several farmera who had bullt allo4. eave their exrerlence and all recrm. mended thia method of adding to the feeding capacityof a farm. Tbe dihcupslon waacontlnued ui a late iiour wnen a very Interesting and proflt able mcetlngcame to an end. At Cabot Tl'KHDAV HOHNlNd, The meetlng waa called to order by II A. Cut tlng, fecretary of the board, and Judge FMier wan eieciea cnairman, aiter wnicii u. A. Luuiog apikeon "What we may learn by ohBervatlon, He advlaed farmera to select the beat feed In the market at whatever cobI and to plant no aeed Whlch haa not been t?ted. Kn sepd nhonM Im alloncd to frefze whlle there la moli-ture ln lt. in niakine manle auuar. aan ahould alwava he atrained, uo inatter how pureit may seem, and the aap ahould be made Into augar aa faat as eslble. Ile recimmended expeilmentt to flnd out what the soil needa for the production of a crop. Farmera dry thelr hay too much. Too much sun ahlne nn hay hurta it and the qulcke r the raow Ia fllled the iefa dust thero will be. Tbe odnr from the stable ia detrimeotal tothe atock. The bedt wav to vent ate a batn 14 to have a wooden chimney from tbe cellar to the roof and connected with the stable. Ile belleved salt tobea great help to fielda and plAster to pasturea and tbat land should be fertilized every year. TUESDAY AKTEItNOON. Mr. Davia stNkeonthe aublect. Wanteaof the farm." The chlef cause of ooverty amonz farmera la the little wastea of the farm, among whlch are Ioor, cold barna, poor tock, unhouted manure, etc. We ahould not puend our tlme at the ntote and tAvetn. The farm products ahould besold when ready for market. We ahould ralse our on n wheat and corn We ahould cultivate fewer acrea aud tlll them better. Fermiog tools should oe nnusu. e smnua use uiMoroenis to aave the llquid manure, To obtain the best resulta In butter-maklne we ahould aelrct a dalrv of cowa of the same breed and then endeavor to make the bet arMcle ptBIble J. S. Kenerson of racham read a pater on maklng and marketlDg butter. Ileadvlsed farm era to aelrct god ttuck, feed regularly and well, be careful not to work lt too much, and when ready for market it should be aold. TL KHDAV EVKM.VU. Mr. DavIs thouelit that erade Jeraeva were preferable for butter, and tbat green fodder fhould be fed In the dry aeason to keep up tbe flow of U1IIK, ur. Cuttlni? then snoke nncn the uhlprt. " ThA nlanta we cultivate." Ile belitvea that fertlllza. tlon wlth nltri'gen la not needed, aa the plant f;eta enoogh of it from the atmoaphere; that salt a good for all Und aa lt helpa to hotd the nioi-w ture. Ile thlnka the beat way to nae bone metl la to sow lt on the land inftead of fecding lt to stock; that In all cropa experlmenta should be madeto flnd what they need. lle saya that an excea of fertilizer of whatever klnd la a damnge to a crop; that manure should be spplled In win ter as the snow helpa to dlaaolve the plant food iu it; that lt la not profitable to manure ln the bill, and that bone la a belter fertilizer than phoa phate rock. WKD.NKKDAV MOItNIJtO. Sfwlrtl tkdsilldn nf thn fftrmer' ! thn aiitt- ject treated by K. M. Goodln of Hartland. Ile aald that the agrlcultural populatlon occuplea a second rate poaitlon in the soclal clrcle; that lf we would mako our inlluence felt we must edu cate the msea and place fatming on a par wlth the profeaidon ; tbat farmera aa a claaa are dlucon tented wlth thelr lot; tbat the future of our coun try de enda on tbe condition of our rural homea; that we hotild make thm attractlve and en deavor to raUe thei-tandard vt moral and Intel lectual culture: that the greatest opposltlon to improvement ln educational mattera ofttlmea comea from the farming claaa, who aie bentflted the most by it, WEOMCSUAV AFTHHNOON. Ilenrv Lane of Cornwall apoke on "Fertlllza tlon," lle thlnka that stable manure Ia the beat fertilizer fur land. aud that manure ahould be aaved wlthout leaching or heatlug. Mr. Lane'a Ucture sniwea cieariy to larmen wnat tney should uae for fertilizera and how they ahould be used. Mr. Lvl J. Walbrldge of Cabot gave hla manner of fertillttne land that waa worth but lf8 per acre to that he raised twentj-nlne hun dred bushela of marketable potatoea on thlrteen acrea. Onr ttastureri. waa tne sublect treated bv E It, Towle of Fracktlu. Mr Towle saya that old pasturea n ake the best of fielda when tllled ; that wlth reoMonAble outlay our laaturea would be tiiply beneltted; that manure and phosphate toeether aiiilled lo imsturesare bttterthan eltker alone, but lt la better to uae elther than nelther. WKDNKMPAV EVKN1NQ. E. M. Goodnln of Hartland aivke on "Cultl- vatlon of Coin." Mr. Goodwln saya, use a va riety that will adapt Itaelf to ftlimwt any cllmate; that amall corn gruwa best on the hllla; that coiu land should be plowed ln the fall that theroat may luoieu the sollj that the ditc harrow U the beat for prepailrjg corn ground; tiiat corn can be plinted by a maililne the best, aud by the use of the Thomaa harrow a much better crop can be ob tain d than bv nlantlng by hand and not ln tbe old way, Corn huuld not stand long In the fleld after It hia began to ilpen. Mr, Jaaon Cole ot u.invliie iom oi nn suo. u is maae ot wooa ana keepa the corn from freeclug to any amount. He had three acrea of corn and It haa saved. he thlnka. about $3U0 worth of hav. Ho llkea the Uatley en sllage corn the beat, Mr, L C. FUher aashla eiperienceia inanne common noriuern ccrn ia the beat for a silo. Faibton. 7he school ln dlatrlct No. 3. J. II. Thompaon, leather. closed laat Thuraday The name oi ine pupim naving neiiuer aooent nor tardy marka are, Mary A. Carey, LUile Mc Caughlo, Jamea W. Carey, Kdille Carey, Sarauel Soiucrvllle, Mary lleau and Thomaa Whaleit had no absent luarka. Those Lavlug no tardy roarks are Abble llcian, Mary Souierville. bher man Somsrvllle, Sherldan bomorville, Jamea II. BumervlUe and l'atrlck Whalen, Ihoee tardy only ODce are Mary iiean, Mary MiCaugbla, D.id lel IJean, l'atrlck Urace, Hubeit Orace, Kdward (Irate, Johuule Orace, Michael llxgan, Uannle Domervi'ie ana tuuuias nuaieu,.tKev. uowara F. 11 111 of Moutneller conducted relluloua sen lcpfl 1d the school house ou the Uerman rlata last Sab bath... -Ihe school la dlatrlct No, U, Mary Auatln teacber, cloaed laat Frlday. For obvioua renaona the school was not a aucccaa. Itnrro 1km , Thealxth lecture o( tbe conrse wat glven by Llentenant Danenhower In the village t.all on tho evenlng of the 17th. There were Utween four and flve hundred out to nenr him tell hla experlence In the crnlae of the lll-fated Jrannette. The speaker ocoipled two and onMialf honrc, and war Hpteoed to wlth Intereat to thecloae. Thn llentenant lanntan orator, hut catrled hla andlence along tn a very free nnd eaay converaa tlonal tODfl.... C. L Hstea will soon Uke poaaea slon of the farm of Mrs. II C. Jnea, whlch he haa rented for one year. pavlng $.100 for the nse of lt Cliapter number two of Pcntt agnlnst Camp on taxnn occurred Monday, the 10th. In the atore of K. L. Clark, Mr. Scott flndlng Camp there aaked him for hla tax, Camp replled that hegueaaedho would not pny lt juat yet Scott then sald, " You must go wlth me to Montpe lier.' etc. and soon drew from hta pocket a palr of handcuffa lotendlog to handciiii Camp, but Instrad struck at Camp wlth them, hlttlnghlm on the head and cuttlng qnlte a hole In thn rrown and brlm of hla hat, The hat belng a atlfT hfgh crowned derbv aaved Camp'a head, but Scott stlll went for him and calling on W. C. Nye for AssIstAnce put Camn In lrona. Mr Camp After that pafd the tax under proteat and waa releaaed. Bystandera ray the a Ir waa blue wlth hard w orda. On Tuesday Sherlff Tuttle made Mr. Scott a vlalt wlth a two-thouaand'dollar body wrlt. So the end la not yet and bida fair to cost aome of there quite a little amouot la tlme, money and feelinga. We understand one reason why Mr, Camp refuaed to pay waa that the tax waa a hlghway tax and that he had overwnrked tn the amount of several dollars last yearand detnanded an oiTaet.. . , . Mrs. II. C, Jonea aold cowa, horrea, farming tools. etc, last Wednesday, evervthing brlnglog good prlcea. Cnwa sold from ?00 to $Ta,1; horsea from 3100 toSlG.1; atraw S7 W per tonat the barn, corn eighty centa a bushel on the cob, etc.,,. Monday nlgbt Juattcea FlfleM and Ilooker arrested a man for belng drunk And dellvered him toO II Thompwn for safe keep Ing over nlght, but In the amall houra of the mornlng the man was mlMrlng Dr. lt. II. Paddock haa been glvlng a course of aclentlflc lecturea at the ACAdemy haU,aeveral of them durlng the laat week. Tbey are rpoken of aa very Interesting and Instructive but have not been very well pAtronlzed Another of our young men haa been caiightln the mattlmonlal net recently. 1'hll llatchelder haa taken tohlm aelfa better half And we tender him and wtfe our slncere well wishfa for the future. They are to work for A. I). Camp tho com lng year. Mr, Camp'a hoMth belng very poor he ia to give up a great deal of the care of hla farm, and ia talk ing of Atrlp to FIoridA and aee lt a rhange of cilmate will beof benefltto him ...D. W lUms dell haa bought ont Lvman Dennlson In the market under Perry & Camp'a store..,. .Water bury dramatlcclub are agaln advertlsed to play here on Tuesday evenlng March Cih. They were to have come bere aome tlme ago, bnt on account ofillnesaof aome of the membera of the club, tbey falled to do ao. Tbey pay tbat It la a aure thlng thls tlme Tbere ia aoon to be organlzed In town a councll of the Hojal Arcanum, there being appllcanta to the number of twenty-flve aa charter membera..,. .There was a very good turnout to the festlval hut Frlday evenlng, lt belng a necktle festlval hy the ladiea of the Congregational soclety. Conslderableamnsement v rs made by the necktle lottery ln matchlng the Ue to the apron of some fair wearer, dolng es cort duty ftDd taking the lady to supper. A very bleasAnt evenlng waa spent, and about slxty rlve dollars waa taken durirjg the evenlng.... O'd Mrs. French, who had a shock of paraljsls a shnrt tlme ago, has been very feehle slnco tbat tlme And had a second shock last triday and can not probably Ust a great while longer, Sbe lives with her dAughter, Mra Nathantel Chamhetlln. ....W. C. White dlrd very suddenly Saturday mornlng about two o'clock. He had been at tbe village all day Frlday aa well as usual, and, as , one of the town audltors, waa aaslstlng In looking over the town accounta. He went home about flve o'clock, did hls usual chores, and waa read ing nis paper in the evenlng about nino o clock when he had a mralvtlc stroka frnm whlfh lm did not rallyand dled about two o'clock ln the mormng. jur. nite wai well known In tM aection, lng held several Important town ofIlcp. He had been for manv eam necri-tArv nf the Wayhirgton county HgricuTtural secletv. The luoerai servicea were neio at nia laie rpnnence on Monday afternoon ...There ia tobealecturn In the tnwn hall thia (Wednesday) evenlng at7:30 o'clock by Solon K, CHrpftiter of Washington, D. C , a former resldent of thls phue. Mr. t arpen ter'a subject will be "The Amrricnn Congresp- man, wlth a glance at the present congreaa and sketcbea of some of the most nromlnent memhcra of both house'. anecdotea of public men, Kd- iiiunun, itHjHra, Aiaii uirienier, iten nui, iien Ilutler, Speaker Katdall, Ceneral Garfleld and othera. Mr. Carpenter haa bad manv opportunl tlea to learn the waya and doinga of Washington people, bavlng llved In that city for the pastelght or ten yeara and will nn doubt give a lecture well worth atlcn1ing.,.. William Mears aold some twentv-ffve cows and other atock at auotion la-t Saturday, cowa selllng from 8.10 to ?CO Mr. Mears ia golng to have a heid ot t-aeuty-flve thoroughbrtd Jersfy cowa froni New Hampshire iu wmo iuo piave oi iuosb aoia., ine " uome r.uardMwill be roresented at the tnwn lm.lt nn Saturday evenlng next by the young people of tuwu. lum i- iu si'cnaa enienainmtnt in ald of the scenery in thn hall . . , .The lecture last Saturday evenlng by liev, A, A. WIMttta la very highly sioken of. belng replete wlth anecdote aou w it. oir. vt nieiie ia a very eaay speaker and a good orator, and he alwaya glvea satlafactlon. . ...Tho followlnz la the atAtinticti nf the ivit ftnd eipensea of tbe support of the po)r of town of Barre for the lart slileen yeAra: March. 1807, to MHrch 1, 1808, Sl Wi'.ofl, S Harrlugton, overseer; to March lWJ'J, Sl,74(ii)li, L. T Klnney, overseer; to March 187, Sl,(7Jtl.77. D Bitcbelder, oveiseer: to Maich, 1671, S2.237 W, J. N. Wilsoo, oversf er; tn March, 1872. $2 J. Wrkin-, overseer; to March, 1873, S2.3U8U1, J. Teikins, overftrer; to March, 1874, S2,5".!Ki, J. I'nklns, oversfer; to March, 1875. $2 fi'.fj 8'J, W. C. Nye. overseer; to March, 1870, $2.8:13 m, U T. Klnney, overheer: to March. 1877. $2 08(188, L. T. Klnney, overaecr; to March, 1878, Sl.MII Otl, W. C. Nye, overseer; to March, 187U, Sia.V)2ti, W C Nve, overseer; to March, 1880, Sl,:iU8.24. JV. C. Nye, overseer; to March, 1881, 8103203. W. C. N)e, overt-eer to March, 1882. SlKWltt, W. C. N'ye, overseer; to oijirci-, jooo, 9xi.vj, . u. i?ye, overseer; total, 521i(13J.ll; average for sixteen years, 81,820 83. UlCllMOXD The CntlfCrtH plvPtl bo tliA Inrr. Ing claaa laat Wednesday nnd Thursday evenlngs under the direction of Professor N. II Thomp- pi-u wuw n iiiuuixu u noi a nnanciai succesa. On Wedneodav eveniDi? tha a!am mndr(xi eral cloru-tes, quartettes and trica very credita u.y io iiitiuheic hdq ineir Mairucior. wrn. aiane uioson oi uoston, who H a great faror Ita ulth UlalimAn lt II. V Guinge in a most chaimlng manner and was enthuhlas tically encured when ahe renoondpd wlth "Swanee Klver," Her second song on thepro- aa the fimt and rhe reaiondc-d with a little bal lad entltled ' Supposlng." Mr. Whlttier, the baritone, failed to put in an appearance the firt evenlng but waa present the next. One of tbe tinest numbera ln the flrat evenlng'a enteitaln- lueni waa lue nnaie chorua " Ave Marla (from the unfinlshed opera, "Lorely") tn the aolo of whlch the llutellke volce of Mrs. Glbcon was showntogood advantage. Tbe followlng even lng the riillharmonic male cborua waa present and in all the exerclfea were so very good we give the programme completo; Pborua, "The Way la Long and Dreary;" Barttonesoug.il B. Whlttier; PJanosolo " Slxteme Xocturne," Misa Nellle Hodgea; I'hilharmonlc male chrrua " Urlnklug &ong;" " Flower Song," Mia Glbaon; Chorua, " I'eaaanta' Weddlog March;' Female Chorua, "Ave Marla," Mra. Uibron aud ladiea of tlieclass(by requett); Phllharmonlo MaleCborua. "Wanderera Nlght Song:" ' lotUmmatu-i," Mra. tiibaon aud chorut; " Vintage Sngt" Pbil barmoulc Male Chorua, (by request): Baritone Song, II. 11. Whlttier; "Forsaken," 1'hllliHr monlc Male chorua: Sore " Lullafav Mr Clli- aou: tjborua, "To thee, O country," Mr. Whlt tier a songa were nlcely sung and on encnre he sang, " Three Maldsof le." The I'hilharmon ica received llberal applauneand were obllged to repeat thelr numbera every tlme. Mra. Glbaon, if posaible, sang better the second evenlng than ahe did the flret, and her ' Flower Song" belng hfaitlly cncorid she responded wiih "Shame uion jou, Kobia," and waa the reclplent of a beautlful b..kt-t of fluwera Her other aong, "Lullaby," belng encored, she agalu aang ''Swanee Klver " aa only abe can slug It, to the lntenae satlsfactlon of her hearerti. Mn. Glboti U asweet alnger and will alwaya be warmly welcom ed In Hlchmond clrclea. C. K. Macomberactedaa planlst of the occaslon ln bla usual brllllant style. After the concert the alngera partook of acotta- tion at the veatry of the UulrersalUt chunh Ihomas Cutter ot Burlington, a former resldent of thls town, waa burled bere last Sunday and Mra. Karle, a duarf, letter known aa Maggie Uleason, waa burled Tueoday, February 27th Servlcea were held at the Congregatloual chnrch, Korthepiat few yeara abe baa been giring ex hlLltiona ln New York and other citiea. OuANdK. Ilenrv Jackson. an old pfmtlpmnn llvlogat Orange Center ai.d acoopcr by trade, haa been obllged to susindwoilc ln hla shop on account of almoat entirely loslng the use of hli limba. Ile Ia a man of aleady, industrloua habits and dependent upon hla dally labtir fur supcrt u ia uo)eu lii neaiiu may speeaiiy ne rettirea ....MlsaKmma lt. Stoddard and Mlsa Lucla V llarrlman have closed their achojla and returned to thelr homra In Wlltlamnton. . Colonel Geo. L. Gudfrey nas beeu Iu town for a few daya, vlalt Ing hla stater, Mrs. Fratcla Curtla. He tetuius to Washington, I), C,thia wek and thence tu uiau, wneie ue expecia to remain tm Augut.... IMwln H. Norris, a mau ln the employ ot Samuel Klmball. waa serloualv lf not fatallv fiilured bv a tree he waa tring to dtatodge spriuglog back agalust him wlth u much forte that one rlde of hia face waa entlrt'lv cruahtd. . . Tliei wero no aenicta at tbe Unlon church Ust Sunday, nut even tbe Sunday eenlng pryer-meetlug, some thlog thit has not occurred before for several yeara. ..Mra. S. M. Curtis la slck wlth txmgca tlon ot the lunga. Dr. Fleld waa called Thursday to attend her, aud at present wrulng ahe la much better.,,. All honur ls due to the followlng schol ars, who, notwithstandlng drlfta plled mountain high aud tho cold aolnteuse that even the atuut esthearta qualled, hate found thelr way to the old red school-huue eery school day for the paat twelve weeka, aud have had nn abnont, tardy or dlsmUsal markai Ella Cunls, Kmtua Curtla, UI lie B, Itreno, Meiton A. Curtla, Harry Johnson, Arthur Puwera. Kddiv Cook, (only nlne yeara old), romlng along way and from another dla trlct, had only one uiark and that a tardy mark, In conscquenco of the roads not belug bruken out. Mlsa I'- lt. Stoddert was the teacher who rouaed ao much ambitlou and la deservlng ot credit. SimtON Asa Wllaon haa a aon efght veara ot age dangerously aivk..,,,Mra. 1 W. Drown and Mrs. Mark Adama are quite slck.. , . , Bertle lUy la slck with bilioua (ever, Several othtra are on the slck list, although comfortable beveral of the Good Ttmplara of thia town went tu South Strafford Ust week 'lliuraday to tha unlon and reM)ita good time and a good lecture In tho evenlng by W 11. S. Wbltoomb... t .The tuuvlng seasou baa commenced early thia anrlng, VA, Juyce ruovea to West Hartford, N, I'renton haa moved In wlth l.yinau lUrt, Ullbert Atdrlch la movlng hia family to Ira Jotces, whlle he ex- ectalu go to Nashua, N, 11., to work Kd Chamberlin goea to Montpelier thls week to woik thia season, ...C. F. Tboiue starta for the west thia week,. ..Petty thlevea are at work iu tuwn and unlesa there ia a reform ttlon we shall be obllged to cili namea.,.A succesaful term ot achool closed ln.DUttlct No. 4, laat Frlday, taught by Mhts r.UleClltTord. FruutweUe regu lar acholara alx were nelther absent nor tardy,, , Iu Dutrlct No. 1 Nellle llukry aud (lcrtle Fnguaon took the prize on dcportmeut and Samuel Baacom j tho prlco for wrltlng at tho cloae uf tho Unu, J Waterbury iWinn. 0. O, Oravea of thia place haa one of the mostextenalve tln and hardware, Iron and car-1 rlage atock establlshmenta In Vermont. He la now illllng whAt we venture to say ls one of the ' contracta for snp bnrket ever tAkcn In New I.ngAud. Ihe number reathea np among the thouoanda And will requlre the wnrk of a large force and the full extentof hla facllltlea to compbte before tho sogar aeson opena....W. W. Ueal la a mechantc whose skill and Ingenulty have glven him nn envlab'o local fame. Some tlme ago hla wlta began to work upon a devlce forstArtlng street cara. Any one famlllar wlth thia meana of travel haa observed the straln upon the horsea In startlng a Joaded car. A slmple de vlce Ia Arranged beneath the car, connectlng wlth one of Ita aile, By tbe movlng of a lever on the drlver'a p1atfnn An Instant before It la de slred the car atall stop, the mechanisra la thrown Into gear And by tneana of a colled sprlng tower BUillclent to prnpel the rar eeveral feet li accum tilAtedln the sprlng ar-d held nntll it la deslred tho car shall rtart. By a rr flx movement of tho lever tho power In the sprlng li llherated and la t xsrled ujion the nxla of thecar, glvlng It a atrong Imputse torward. By the tlme thia force la ex pended the horsea will have etralgbtened out thelr tracea ard will be trotllng Along wlth thelr load. A small platform model twonnd one-half feet by flfteen inehea In whlch the propelllng force la a three-sliteentha Inch colled steel spilng, la anfllclently powerful to drlvo the minlatnre cnr vlgorously forward a yatd or ao laden wlth two men, It woutd carry more lf tlie car had larger acfommridatlona. tn Ita present shape thecrude Ideaof the Inventton la ahown. but there la no apparent obstacle In the way of Ita prartlcal ap pllcatlon Mra. lt, K. Clark, mothsrof M-s. S. II. Wbeeler, la vMtlng wlth her danghter.... " Ponv Bly' tbe old famlly borse and a llfelopg and falthful servitor In the famlly of Mra. Wheelera father, la agaln an lomateof tho par aonage sUble. Ihe chlldren capeclally have pleasant recollectlona of a former domlcillng ot l'ony Blyat tho parsonsgc.,..Mrs. F. B. Tavlor U recoverlng from her recent slcknest. Iler many frienda have received the cheorlrg IntelU genceof tho Improvement In hercondltlou wlth slncere rejMcing. ...F. II, Athetton madeaflv Ing trlp to Hartford and Brldgeport, Connectlcnt, last week. At the latter place he vlslted hls sla ter Mra. CofTrin, Alao sawDr, C S IIoag.A former resldent of thia vlllag. Mr. Atherton reprsswnta the doctor as dolng Athrlvlng bnalnesaAnd look ing remarkably well. Ile waa Iptrodaced to Bar numandaw "the greatest show" on earth In winter quartera. ,.. The Mtthodlst donatlcn Wrd nesday evenlng amouned to About sfxty dollan. The Windsor Journal, nuticlng thepurchase In that village of Mrs. K M, Whltaker'a grocery buslnesa by D. B. Cole, saya: "Ile haa many frienda In thia vlclnlty who will be pleas'd to learn of hta decMun to make the change.",,,, Inadvertently rmlsslon waa made Jat week to mention'in connectlon wlth the cloe of the achrola tho presentatlon to Mlaa llrnso of two hand some volumea of poems by her puplla ot the uiviiucuimv uciini.iucui. i . iu( luv jinr CUUVU jAnuary 1, there were eleven blrtha and twentv- two deatha In school district No. 1 tho village district.. .The vllage haa been dlvided by the irunirpfi imo iour warQs, ns roiiowa: vt ara i, com mencing at the easterlv Ilne of the Tillase And extendlng to Andlnchiding I C. Caldwell's, the rallway atatlon and the bulldlngi on the easterlv side of the park; ward 2, beginring wlth Park lt tw and exteoding to And lncludicg the eaaterly side of Stowe atrtet aud bonndcd by the railrAd on the northerlv flde: wnrd 3. Wclnnlnp wlth the wetterly rlde of Stowe streH and extendlng mj wi'sieny umiM oi ine vmaue. inciuaing the bru'eH beyond the brook in the o'd reform school locallty; waid 4 erobracos that portlcn or the village on the n rtherly side of the rallway track from the depot to the place where lt crosse'a ine urooa ana inciuaiog me aiui village netgb borhood. WATPltllt'HV Centfh. Thn ronrprt nt tlifl nni. Inary hall last week Tuesday evenlng, glven by M IX Fllller. aaMed bv Mr Tlrlcrira nnd Ml 1'hlnney of Mortpeller. Messrs. Tohy and Ilop kins, nr.d the Howaid Opera House orthestra of Ihirllrgton, waa ih flnest ever glven Iu the hall, The orcheatra and solobt-t were ercored fre quently Mr. S, D. IIopklnHof Burlington sang The Mldahipmlte," by Adama, whlch wai so nraiiiiy encorea inat be respocdej by slnglng "FarAwav."bv Llndvav. Itoth bpAiitlfnl nnntFx and well tendcred Mrs. Btlgga was tho favorito oi ino aunience, juagmg ny tne app'auo sne re ceived. Your corresi-ondent was unablo to get iuv unuien ui me st'Dg ao nneiy sang Dy ner, v la unoecesarv to snenk of tho manle of the or cheatra. The cornet obllirato by Shrman and tho clarluet obllgato by Vlttum, wereverv flne. The cnntata of Danlcl wlth Mr I II Tnby as Klng, Mra Brlgg-t as Queen, Mlsa I'hinney aa Slster. Mr. Hopkina aa Azarlah and Mr. Futter aa I)anle..with Misa Lllllan M Arraa aa planlst, waa splendldly rendertd, 1 he claaa sho ed thelr arni oy tue excenence wltb whlch thev rendered thelr pirts. Mr Fuller had hia cIap well in hand, and not a discord wia made. , . .Mra. Kllzt flimer, eignty-two yeara old, has just emlirof dered a lenutlful flacnel bahy's btanket for Mia N. L. Demeritt. Notwlthtaudlne her ac. Mrs. Miller la able to do tbe flnest needlework wlthout the ald of glasses Last Frlday evenlng Mr, and Mra. Forester Batchelder gave a receptlon At the residence of O. W D.ivls, Fq , where a large number of frienda AFserabled, congratulatlng the happy couple and leavlng many valnable prea enta....Hon. O. N Kelton of Montgomery wasln town hvt wf ek attendlng to settlln tbe eatale of the lato Ebenezer Newcomb, who waa an uncle of his . , . Jssle Marshall, dAughter of John Mar shall, dled Sunday mornlDgof qulck conHumptlon. Stowk. A donitlon vNlt waa glven to the i-iunir oi iue aieiuouiM r.pucopai ruurci), uev, air. mwinru lamuy, aionaay eventng, frebru arv 19 h. Thelr frienda left them about S25 The village school ctored a few daya ago with a two dava' examlnatlon. Tho ttachera, Mlsses Hltchctck, Wllkinson and Blgelnw, hive glven general fatlsfctlnn A Good Temilars lodge haa been organlzed In town recently wlth a good openlog. (julto a number of the old membera Deiong to it. rreeman bmlth waa installed worthv chlef temolar. He has served In that ca- pacity In the past. We have been wlthout sucli a temperance organlzatlon for about two years and are sadlv ln need of some auch work belng done in town.,,,MIas Hitchcock, the teacher ot the upper derartinent of the Ullage school for the i.ati iwo terros, oegan a seict scbool lntuiall Mcndav. J'ebiuarv liflth. wlth nliout thlrtv pupils. . ,' Kebecca's Trlumph," a drama iu three acin, waa very nneiy renaerea ai me veatry oi Trlnlty church Saturday eveniog. That waa the tuiiu oruiuj; u naa oeen preseniej, ana un der quito lnausilcious clrcurastancea rezardlnz weather and traveling. To aay there waa a full niivuuHDi-e twtcu evenmg speaua weu ior tue pi.iy aud the actors. The sixteen actom. comnonpd ex. clu-lvely of Udies, made It qtrlte novel. Where all did so wt-lt it would be diillcult to epecify any aa excelling othera.... Durlug tbe winter term of the lower village school Clarence Snilth, Kran a Slayton, Mabel Luce aid Alice Luce lad no marks; Anna CuUer had one and one-lulfdays ahsence. Of the othera Alrim Godriey, Au-ll Moody, Gt-rtifl Grlilip, Marv Sherman, Josle siniui, Aima HouiU'D, tred 1'ike, Elster Spauld Ing had no tardy mAiks. L'mmi Slayton and Bertle Ishum, aged respectlvely ten and elght jfrirc, iiii.-ea no woraa aunng me term, ana jiaoei t,uce mis-ej diu two. Maksiifirld. A cood number of neonle en joyed three rich tret'a lat Sundav at the Metho- dl.t church. Predent Betmau of Montpelier aeminury spotce loreuoon, aiternoon ana ivening, IIU themea were niisolrn And ChrUtiau eduai tlon. A Inree mla.-louarv cullcctlon wai the re ault ot the mornlug senlce, and we hope that at the frutt of the other servlcea aome ofourexceb lent young people will be drawn to the jwnular inntitution under the management of Irefident U'emao. . ,Itev. J. II. Bartlittwill nreach In the MethoJUt church next Sundav and deliver a lec ture. oi temperance in tne evemng. nis lecture on thit subject here last summer waa pronounced Dy many tne dbm mat tnry naa ever ueara,, ... There wlil to a soclableat the Methodlat vfitrv thls (Wednesday) evenlng, The Marshfield cornet bnd wlil furnfeh tbe mnnlc And tbe ladiea the cake and Ice cream.,,,, Mlaa Suhle Severance ls clerk In the post-ofSce. ..M, V. Bamls baa bf-en very slck with dipbtherla the past week.,.. Tbe jiruiiiriinue tuni-rri waa weu atienaea msi s ttur day and evervthlog pasediff pleaaantly. There will bo another oue In two weeka, whlch will probably be the lat of the seat-on. Theband playator the dramatlc entertainment at Cabot next Ihursday and Frlday nlghta and give a proraenado concert at Plainfield ou Saturday nlght.. ..The ladiea ot the Universallnt church will hotd a aoclable with Mra. I) B. Wooster on Thursday of thia week. ItwlU be tbe last one that can be held with her, aa Mr. Wooster lm aold hla farm. It la hoped all will avall them selveaof thia last opportunlty to tlll thelr house lu ovoiuowing. Haudwick. The winter term ot our academv nuu viiihko fciuHJis ciu(tKi a successiui isrm reu ruarv22d. The strlnir term becltin M&rcb S h. under the direction ol the aame board of teach ers A grand muslcal conventlon under di rection ot rrolessor Ober ia boldlnzbere tbe t-rfn. ent week. commencinir Mondav evtnini? and clohlog with a gracd concert nn thursday even lng. It U held at the church. Some ot the "Afo't lolnta" tn muslcal loie and diatluctlou aie Bxpectea to grace me occision witn tneir prea- encp Hegl-trailon returna for 1882 for the, town(except pitrict No. 8, uot reported) show tweuty-two blrths, elght marrlagea and ntneteeo deatha,.,.. A Gmnd Army lost waa organlzed herton Wednesday evenlng, February 21t. Ihe olllcera were Inetalled and tho post iutln wnrk Ing order by Colonel Gitea of Cambridge. The following uamed peraona were elected otllcers: J S. Drennan, commander: S. P. Whenler, seulor vtcecommander; A. W. Uavisou. juni-jr vlce commander; B. F. Sralth, chaplatn; Ur. S. G. S.-ulett, surgeon; K l). Dutton, adjutaut', W. II Ward, qiiartermaHter; J J Burdlck, quarter-maoter-sergeant; K. G. Metcalf, c fllcer-of-tlie day , L. M Aloaworth, otHcer-oftbe-guard i Wlu Hecd, sergeaut-major. The first meetlng la to be held Match Ut,,.,,Lnrenzn Warren haa rented hla farm to George BMchelder of Wolcott.... Mra A, J. Thomaa haa rented her farm to Lu. cian V Still, . We underttand thatC'harlea Wlt cox la soon to niote to Westford, Vt, to take charge of a farm. Tho movlng season haa beguu. CAliOT Owlnt? to tha Hflvera atnrm on finndav laat, worshlpera at the CoDgregathmil chuich were few. there belm? onlv furtvto nernonM at the mornlng aervlce.,,,.Mra. Oscar T Uana and Mra. Wlncuester Uana of Port land, Malne, nave come i sperni a few weeka in town at aus Swau'a ,,,.One Important artlcle In the warnlng for tuKu meetloc ia tosee lf the town w 111 vote to purchase a ton lihrary, an Institutlon they have loug needed,,,, .A meetlrg was held thia weok Tuesday eveniog to organize a farmera' club-Hue ot me good thingi reaultlng from the agrlcultural meetlng last week,.,,Misa Martha tiiuier la apenoing a lew weeka wiin iier aunt, Mrs. llarvey Whlttier, tn Muntpolier,, . . 11. U, Whlttier asalsted at the concert of votal und ln. airumeutal murlo gUeu at HUbmond Thursday eveuing of last week. ,,,We hope our cltlzena will give the dramatlo club Thursday and Frlday evenluga a full houe. 1 ho emerprlsa ia a lauda- ble one to purchaie books for the llbrary Mrs. B. F Suott ia very slck, not exiected Ulhe. . . . Mr. Lyman Gunn ot Greeufield, Mass , ia vls lilrjir his mreuta lu thia town Mr H 11 Whit. comb baa tradcd hla house lu tho vtllagi w 1th Mr Aiuu iur iua itriu ou inn fiiHci lo UttUMliK A ry interestlog entertainment waa slvbn tn the Congregitloual vtv on Frlday evenlng by the ladiea ot theWoman'i Chrlstian Temperame UotoD. ... Marshfield braaa band will luruish uiu.Ij fur the dramatio eutertalumiut March Ui aud 2J.,,..Tho aprlig achool began Monday, tho'-iiitli, wlth twenty-tlvo acholara. Vftht Handolph Itoma, K!I Perklna lecturo on Frlday evenlng, Feb ruary 23d, waa rather thlnly attended, owlng ln a meaaure to the high prlco rf Admlsslon. ... Mlaa Annle Johnson la vlsltlng At Ijotm (Irla- oJd J Itr J. II Pierce of Johnson haaac cepied A rall to tho Bsptlst chnrch In thia p'Ace, tnbejtln May 1-t Orange cnnrty Good Tem- plara unlon waa held here last wek. A goodly nnmber waa ln attrhdancn and much Interest ahown. II S. Whltcombof Burlington gavo a flno addresaln the evenlng. Muaio waa fur nlshed by tho Mechanlca bnnd and a male qnart ette.,, . D)n t firget tho slnglng-achnol concert on Thursday evenlng at Pub-.la & Gay'a hall, An exceiient programme, cnnlstlDg of chornsea. quattettea, trloa, duet, song, etc, la offrcd and alao aclectlona by West Bandofph cornet band, The last slnglng school will be heldon Wednfsdny evenlng At the hall It haa been decided to hn'd the band leveo cn Tussday even Ipg, March 13th Kvsry efTort will Iw made to hftve It An enjoyahte afTalr.. , . . Longfellow'a birthday waa observed bythepnplla of tho high school on Tuesday evenlng, February 27th, The blackboards were covered wlth drawlnga repre senting hla Imme, tho 11 Old Clock on tho Stalrs," etc. Theoxerclaea cnntsted ot essays; ImgfeU low aa a rnan; hla home; Asananthor; hlworki quotations, etc. Wahhlngton'a birthday waa also observed on Thursday last Professor Illtt and teachera nf Northfield graded school pald onr school a vlslt on Thursday, closlng thelr own school for that pnrrose School closeaon Frl- dAywlth an exnlbltlon In Dubola & Gay'a hall by puplla of thelowtrgradea and thero will bo a vscAtlon of two wr eks. . . .Mr llardyand clcrks, Aa-.tsted by Walter Morse of Brookfield, bejran An Involceof A. A. Smlth'a gtxdi on Monday. Harry Lvman la vlsltlng hla mother... Jler btt Silinbnrv went to Bolton on Monday,. , A meetlng torrganizea llurary and muslcal asso clatlon was held at the lUptlst chapftl Sitnrdav evenlng. Such an Aasoclation waa formed and acnmmittee ofslx waa appointed todraftAcon atltutlon ....Oeorgf Montgomery had a floger badly amashed on Monday whlle coupllng cara. .i.Mrs. Emlly Mcljiughlln gavo a temperance lecture at the Chrlstian church last Monday evenlng.. , .The report of the town offlcers showa that tho treaaurer'a recelpta for the pit year were 80.488, and the dlsbursementa 88,C37i bal ance on hand, 88M The esllmatei for the cern lng year are covered bv a tax of fifteen centa on the dollarof the grand tbt which ia recommended. Grand llst rVr 1882. 8I0,ra ... .Walter Wedge wood takca hla new honora veryquletly, F.ict hewlll learn toalng now, Llght pounda ia tho w elght. Wahkkx Slayton & Blalr have Nsned a no tlce cnlllrg on thelr credltora to aettle tneir ac counta. as the partnerthlp Ia aoon to be dissolved. ....Misa Jennle Cardelln returned from Boston last Wednesday. C. Geer and wlfo nre de- layed ln their returm from Hortda on account of the slckneFS of Mra. Geer at Swampscott, Masa. ,...MIaLlzzioTlllotson wentto Hdford( N Y, last Frlday..,., Jamea and Atbeit Eldredne, with thelr wlves, spent a portlon of last week vlsitlng ln Sharon And other places.. liev. Mr French of Koxbury very acceptably occutiled the desk the east hlll, last Snnoay mornlng.,,. The farm rccupled by U II. Steele was arld and deeded to Joseph Lllltitt last week for 83,000, possesslon tobe gken the last day of March... . The pu plls of Bert IHtbee, ln dl-trlct No. 2, whose acbcol closed last Frlday, are to give a public exhlbltlon Monday evenlng, March fith ... .Tho lyceum ls to mett In a mock sfsIn of the legMature, on rrlday evenlng, J II. Seuteras speaker and II. II. Necombas nlerk. A general good tlme Is expected Tho Lincoln cornet bmd Is to give an entertainment ln the town hnll next Ihursday evenlng and will present Ihe play entltled, "The IXunkard." or "The Fallen Saved."... Whlle golng to tt e villnge Tuesday of last week, O. G, raett and hla dauehter Ilattle were thrown fr m thelr sleigh nnd HAttle'a ahoulder waa dis lnrnted. The breaklng of the harness whlle pas slngdown bill, wlth very bad roads, waa tbe occa slon ot the accldent. Chflska. G. L. Hayward haa sold hU land slt uttcd near K O Mattoon'a house tothe latter for 8700. ...It, H iWklns was balled out of Uil last Wtdnesday by Mosm Spear of Vershire, hls ball halngbeen rtdnced bi SSOH J B. Baoon haa exrhnnged hlt farm on the Ltst Hlll, occupie.1 by Sylvester Little, for the houe In thesmthern Iarttif thevlllsge occtipled by Frank Underhill and nwned by Alvah Little, recelvirg 8()0 boot. ... Theoyster supper t r the btjnetic of the La diea' Llbrary retted about twelve dollara above expfn-es.. . , .The lard gavea largely attended promerade last Frlday trenlng ....Ihe D. 11. B. Allen farm ia adverti-ed to be sold at aurtlon March 22d ...Iaac F. Austlo and wife rerroved from town last Saturday. Thev expect to vii-lt a daughterln Chlcnpee, Mmi, about a werk, and thfn statt for Alabama Divld Com-ttock, who has been at West Fairlee for several minth, has returned home Travelers along the Vershire road aro indlgnant at the wanton dtructlon of a heautirul shade tree by the "Klder.". .. A danpliter waa added hst week to George B. Col by's family..,. At the donation vldt to Uev. Mr, Webter last week, artlrlea amountlrg to about forty dollars were contrihuted Johu II Blxby has flnished hla school at Putney, and h maklng hN parenN a brief vUlt before retnrnlng to Dart- mouih College The clsss lo St. Johnabury Academy of which Marv F. Btcon was a mem ber lately adopted conwlatory resolutiona on her death, MoHitnvii.i.K. Mrs. L C. McKlntry haa de llvered a course of ledures on American Ilistory, at the Cnngregathmal church, durlng the pust week. Ihevhavebfeu Interesting and well at tended.. ..Thn regular mnnthly mfotlng of the Congregational church, wlth i preparatory lec ture, will be hell at the veatry on Thursdiy evenlng. Communlon servlcea will behetd next Sundav The meetlng of tho ladies mlalou- ary societv and the regular ladies' prayer-meetlng were hld In uninon at the Congregational pnrson age on Frld-iy afternoon. The ladies clrcto meeta at the Congregitlonal veatry on Frlday afternoon. The youDg people'a poeisble will be held at Frank Corner'a the same evenlng. ... Messra. Tavlor & Greene, the flrm now runniog the Morrisville bakery, have disolved thelr part nersblp. Mr. Taylor will b succeeded by W W. Cate of Wolcott. ... The ladiea of the Univerat-i-t society met wtlh Mrs. L, B. Bnynton on Wed- neaday afternoon last Wi.lhvn E. Clement contemplatea startlu the innufacture of furnl tureatthe shop formerly occupled by Safford Brothera ... .K. II MerrUm, fonnerly of thia place, will aoon start ln the dry gooda buslnesa at St. Johnsbury The Congregational ladies are to have warm dinners ready for those attendlng annual March meetlng next week,... School at Morrisville aoademy commencea the sprlng term on Wedaediy of next week. Agood attendance ia expected. RAsnou'ii MIss M. Kllen Fartto haa been vlsltlng fur a week or to in Biston. J. W Fargo went down Friday of last week to return home wlth her SaturdAv An unusually large number went from this rhce to West Randolph to hear K'l iVrklos' lecture on the ' PhiloMophy of Fun," Frlday evenlng,.., S. N. Putnaro, who haibeen teachinglu Enonburgh Falls, returned home S.ttnrd.iy and will attend the Normal school. , There U to be a festlval iu the town hall next Frlday evenlng under the aupicea of the Congregitlonal society Uefieshmeuta will be served ou the Ktironean t)lan from ix tn etffht o'clock... .P I Blodgt-tt and M L. Washburn have gone to Atuskn wlth B li. Mclatyre. .. Dudley T Chafe of Clareraont, N II., waa In town but week....Mr. and Mrs. Danlel Eaton attended the funeral of thelr aon-ln law, Slmeon uewy oi Aiontpfiier, last wetk. ., .Colonel John B Mead epvke ln Poultnev tlce at the Tecent agrlcultural meetlng nnd thence went to Wash ington, D. C, on budinesa connected wlth the tcrltl ...The Normal school Jia-t a very good attendance thitt fpriug, which 1-t continmlly ln creasing aa the schoola close. The grtduatlng clasa of the second course thU term numbera slx, whtch Is a very trofid number. whi e the first courso graduatiug clasa la quite full. Normal teachera are greatly ln demand, especlally for high and responslhle poaltions. NKwnuHV. The Gnel workera of St. Johna. bury a.e holdlon servlcea at the Conzreeatlon&l church ttiia week. The meetinga arn well at tended... .Henry W Tewksbury cf West Ran dolph lecturea at theaemlnarv hall next Thursday evenlng, Subjert, "Two I'revalent MUtakes' . ...air. jamea anace, wno ia m very leeblo bealth, haa gone to Wo hIsvIIIp, N, IL, to llve wlth hlo aon William. . The stirinz term of school at the semlnary commenced inst wet-k wlth a g d attendance. Profesor Davld A. French la in charge of the muslcal d part ment and Francea r, wucnen nas me ornamental department.,,. liev, C. Doddof the Methcdlst Knlitcotvil church ia closlng up a very successful three eara labor wiin nia pwpje. t.very one wiu regret to nave him leave at the next conference.. . . .Mr. Kucene Cotlelgh haa recently len chosen a deacon of the Coogregatlonal church ln place of Ueacon H. ti, ueming, woo movea to monipener last lall. ....Mrs. Brtck. who waa slck lateek and went home, has recvered and returnHl to her clark shipatT.C Keyea'a this week Monday.,. ,,Mr. Moaea Clark, Jr,, will go to UakoU early ln the spilng. Kast llAKitwiCK The llhiro achoola cloaed nn Frlday. There ore rhetorical exercisea by the puplU ln the higher department lu the village hall rrlday evenlng whlch did ciedlt to both teacher and achoUr. All had their luirta well learned and reclted them wel, but especlally flne ' reviianou ot mo uurning oi cuicago. by Uisa Leil M. Hyde Tbe Congregatioo- alit itoclety are maklng arrangf tuvnta to thor oughly repalr thelr house ot woralilp the coming suiLiiitr, ..JudiieJ. H Gtore wentto Toham last week to vUlt hi-i uncle who la verv slck. ....Myion btepnens baa gone to Kandoipn to work wlth hia fathfr....F. Kastrusn baa Utelv put a new safe welghtng twenty-flve hundred iHiunda ln bla jewelry shop, and G. L. Johnson a new coru cracker lotn bl-i mtll . ..S liuaell baa lately moved Into J, Porter's bouse tetr the rlver, ... . A large niuuber of people ln thia vlclnity aro snflVrlog from very severe cold.. ..Uev, Mr, Tucker of Kanaa cccupled the desk ot the Con Rregatloual church last SabUtth.., . At Justln PagiV anctlon laat week cowa sold for thitty-fire and forty dollara and hay at fifteen dollara per ton. MlDULFStX On SitUldav I&Nt Georim 1!morA aud wife started fiom F. A. lUrretta hotel for Ksndulpb, Nou the " Clark crusslng" they met a team, atd Iu turutog out were ttpped over, The borse got away from him aud took therallroad trsck for Middlesex, pabed safely over two bridgovand waa cuuwht near Ileman Tapllu'a, about two mllM from the croit)g The borse nd slelgh were brul-ed up some lut nothlng waa brokn.....On Tuesday lat tho mall jouchfor thia statlon waa thmwn from the train g.dng north agalnst a snow bank aud waa caugbt by the ctra and carrlcd nejirlv severty-the roda, ttailrgthe pouch and scatterlng tho mall the whole dlstauce. Several regUtered packagea were in tbe luuch and were all found in fnlr mn dltlon. Mostof the mail waa badly mutilated, enpfc'ally prioted matter. lt would be agoor! Idea Uihaio that Iraln unat thitil.in and avold auch accldeuta. Fiuh Not. All kidney and urlnary com ilatuts, tnitcially Brlgbt'a dlseaae, dlabetea and hbrtrouhltM. lloo liiltets will aurelv and lAat- lugiycure. Cosea exactly llke your own have brvucured In your own neighborbood, and you can flnd retUble proof at home of what 11 up Bit tera has and cn do. ANlowabauk imsted thia notlce on Ita doxirs after tho sudden depaiture ot the caahbr' " Au' other ploneer of Auieiltau civUlzatiun lighta out for Poijnesla ' A cioou name at home ia a tower of atienirth abroad. Ten tlmea aa much Hood'a SarBapaitlla uaeu iu uuweu aa ui uj oiuer,