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' PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, ;ltti!t- In tlio Vam-e It look, LUNENBURG, VT. ) VI K V M AY, 'aTTOKMiYS at law, sr. .loiixvuuuv, - vt. PHYSICIAN ud SURGEON, Ialand Fond. Tk. Cfflca at raaldacoa on Crow Btraat, J V. sCHOlK, 'watchmaker and jeweler, Cross Street, Ialand Pond, Vt. H. BENNET DUNTON, Veterinary Surgeon COATICOOK, QUE.. P. 0. BOX 153. enniluute McGill Veterinary College. mil be at Sim art House, Islam Pond, Fiery Thnrmlay. tails by 'mail, telephone or telegraph promptly a'.tende.l to. (barges moderate. DentaMVlotice. I mike Artificial Teeth without rubber or Dielalic pl:it a. Gold crown?. Torcelaln Crowns and Briitge Work a Specially. DR. It. 0. riCKETT, Dentist, 243 Middle St., - - Portland, Me. W. STEVEN'S, DEPUTY SHERIFF tor Orlaana County. Offlw at J. 8. 8wt oey'a, East Charleston, Virmoht. BILLIARDS. POOL. CIOARM w W. CHENEY, BARBER, Ialand Pond Houae, Ialand Poad, W Ealr Cutting, Sharing, Shampooing n Dyeing. Cutting M ises an l CblMreu'i Hail a ipecialty. ltatoi s iborouhly honed. MELCin:U -:- HOUSE GBOVETON, N. H. TIBBETT3 McSALLY, Proprietors Fatrom conveye.l to and from Btatioo frf Llvary Btahle ro:-"-t-1 H. J KMC. DENTIST. ENIf.'S I1LOLK, COATICOOK. P. Q At Essex Home, Iilaud Pond, Vt, th. flrit Wednesday iu ancb month. (ieo, M, Stevens & Son, GENERAL INSURANCE AOENTS, LM8'ter, N. U. Orders left with L. A. Cobb, at tha Island Pond Xationnl Bank, Island Pond, Vt., will receive prompt attention. SUTTOX BROTHERS -:- Dentists -:- Coaticook, P. Q. and Island Pond, l At Essex House, Island Poml, Vt., first Monday uml Tuesday and tlie Ulb and ldtl af eanli tnonlb. LOOK HERE! Cure that Headache WITH Robinson's Headache Powders, Stop that Congh WITH- Robinson's Syrup TolnGlycerim Cure Biliousness or Constipatioi Kl' USING Robinson's Liver Pills. WHt SUFFER WHEN THESE DISEASE; ARE SO EASILY CURED I bol.l Kierywhere. M.tM'FACTl RED BV TU ROBINSON MEDICINE CO H oodivllle. N. H. 'Essex County Herald. The retnrns from an acre of beeta in Germany are 840 while that from mheut and other cereals onlv 320. Sir William Vt-rnon Harcourt an nounces the intention of the British iovemment to stand firmly on the fol'l 1'rt.HI-'. "Thi nge i j.rolitia is btrikin jilirafce," "m.vs the Chntitian Standar.l. "V 1 ari- lm,l 'the masses' anil the nl'iuereil tenth,' anl now we hear the exprer.ion 'the unreached major ity. ' " Marion Crawforil, the America! T;oveli, recently delivered at Sor rento, Italy, hu a.ilress on Tanso at the celeliration of the three LtuulreJth anniversary of the preat poct' death. This address, nhich was in Italian, was noteworthy, observes the Han Francisco Chronicle, because Craw ford declared that the influence of Tasso's works could be traced in the writings of three famous English poets Milton, Byron and Wordsworth. Per haps Crawford's best point was his claim that we should never have had "Paradise Lost" had not Milton loved and studied Tasso's "Jerusalem De livered.'' Chicago is after the trade of the South, notes the N'ew Orleans Pica yuue.the importance of which it is just beginning to realize, and means to rab for it with both hands. A largely attended meeting of railroad aud busi ness men was held in that city a few days ago to discuss wys and means of securing the Southern tr.vle, aul one of them said that if th? people inter ested in the different sections of the South and by the South is meant the country lying south of the Ohio and east of the Mis.-issippi could have an uuder.-t'iinlinj; with the various trans portation lines, and some efforts in the direction of uuity and a eo.nmoii interest could be reached, lar,je results wonld necessarily follow. Mr. Stone is enthusiastic on the subject, aul a vigorous pusher. J. S. Buckley ex pressed himself iu similar language. In his opinion the tide of immigration was toot, to move southward, and the fcoutheru section of this country w ould, iu a very near future, occupy rela tively the same position as that held by the great Northwest in the pa-t. New Orleans is the proper aud natural dUtribiiliuj; point for the larger part ol this grand territory, but she will have to bestir herself and improve her methods if she wants to hold her own. The system of kindergartens re cently established on some of the Indian reservations has proved so suo cessl'nl that it is soon to be widely ex tended, especially iu the Southwest. The Indian children there are un usually shy. Under the influence of the kindergarten games they have been fouud to rapidly lose this shy ness and reticence, and to become friendly with each other and with their teachers. A number of new day schools will also soon be opened in that part of the country. It has been found best to educate the children as far as possible in kindergartens, rather than in boarding schools. After a time those whose cases seem advis able can be transferred with little op position from their parents, who prob ably would hove objected strongly if the children had been taken away to a boarding school at the outset. The principal work of the schools at pres ent is in the line of industrial educa tion. The girls are being taught cook ing, sewing, washing clothes and the like, and the boys plowing, tilling, tending cattle and using tools, rather than even reading and writing.- They learn English with considerable ease, but have no inherited aptitude for mathematics. Indians have very little appreciation of numbers, being fa miliar only with addition and sub traction. Some of the Indians have reached a high degree of proficiency, and the Indian Oiliee is daily receiving applications from Indian girls, whe Lave been graduated from high schools for positions as teachers. Places are found for some, but not many, and the remainder usually return to their tribes and relapse into their former ways of life. Superintendent W. H. Hailmnn, of the Indian schools, is very anxious to find positions for more oi these girls iu nearly auy class of work. He says they make excellent servauts, aud he would like to hear from auj one willing to employ them. A man named J. Stanley Bell writes to a Boston paper defending the high check-rein and the docking of horses' tails. Remember the name J. Stanley Bell. Pass him round. A man to stand on his nierlta nowa days needs something to balance ulm sl, - - - A NATION'S CHARTER STORYOFTIIF. DF.C LAItATION OK IN DKPENDKNCK. A C.lorloui Document That Hal Ileen Xelcctel-lt Wonts Salil to Hve Faded Altnot Be yond Uecoanltlon. TIIE original Declaration of Iu-dt-peudeuce, of which Ban croft, the historian, said that i it had "received a renown more extended than that of auy oth'-r State paper iu eistouee," has fa led away beyond the possibility of res toration. The names of the signers to this great charter of American lib erties are u longer legible. After 118 years of careless guardianship, in various custody during the grater portion of which period it was thoughtlessly exposed to the destroy ing iuiluences of light, air aud heed less handling now when the irrepar able havoc is done and the precious WW FAC SIMILES OF THE archive has become hardly more than a blank and wrinkled sheet of paper, solicitude for its preservation has be gun to bo felt, and at last it is cared for as it should have been cared for years ago. It was my privilege some time eince a privilege then accorded to few, and now, under the strictest prohibi tion, accorded to none to see and touch this precious document, says a writer in the Detroit Free Press. It is kept locked up in a steel safe in the library of the Department of State. It is spread out flat in a mahogany portfolio, made to slide in and out 6f the safe, and over it is a sheet of thiok paper and a plate of glass. It is now never exposed to the light, and is as little exposed to the air as is possi ble without placing it in a vessel from which the atmosphere has been ex hausted. The document is a single sheet of parchment, thirty-six inche3 long and and thirty-two inches wide, and bears no scrolls or decorations such as are seen upon many of the copies that are sc common. The body of the writing having been evenly and clearly written when the instrument was engrossed, is still even, though badly faded, and can hardly be made out, but the sig natures, which were written perhaps with a different ink and another pen, are faded and beyond recognition, many of them being wholly gone, and others partly so. The heavy stroke of the pen in the J of John Hancock's bold autograph is still visible, but that is the only line that is distinct. The history of tho origin of this great State paper is well known to most Americans, but is always inter esting. The story of the varied and disastrous fortunes of the document itself during tho past 118 years is less known, and is here told. On the 2Gth of June, 177G, a com mittee, of which Thomas Jerfferson was Chairman, was appointed by the Continental Congress, then sitting at Philadelphia, to draft a declaration setting forth the reasons why the thir teen colonies should become indepen dent of England. Jefferson was re quested by the other members of the committee to prepare the draft, and this draft when presented was at once approved by a majority of the commit tee, a few verbal alterations only be ing suggested. On July 2d a copy of this draft was laid before Congress, and. after a hot debate of three days, a few sentences were stricken out and the Declaration was then a lopted. It was at once entered upon the journal of Congress; but the engrossed cpy, on parchment, was not prepared and signed until August 2. During the tir-t twenly-fonr years ol its existence the I eclaratiuu wa pre served amoDu the archives of the (iov eruiuent at l'htl id lphia, and duriug all or p:irt f that time it was un doubtedly rolled up, as it shows by the cracks in the parchment tbkt it mu-t have beeu rolled for a long period, and it is known that suhsetpieut to that time it was hung up exposed to public gaze. When, in the year ISO), the Na tional Government was transferred to Washington, the Declaration was car ried th re and deposited in the De partment of .State, where it remained for forty-one years. In the year 1M1 a substantial building having been erected for the use of the L'uited States Patent Oil! which had form erly been in the State Department, and the Stiito Department being ia a -'as SIGNATURES TO TflE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. brick building, and not fire-proof, Daniel Webster, Secretary of State, addressed a letter to Henry L. Ells worth, the Coramisioner of Patents, and requested him to receive the Dec claration and other valuable: docu ments into his custody for safe keep ing. This request was complied with, and for the next thirty-five years the Patent Oflice retained charge of the precious paper, but it was while there it suffered its greatest injury. It was hung up, exposed to public view, be hind the glass in one end of a caso of Tatent Office models. At certain hours of the day the suu shone directly upon it, and, of necessity, it gradually faded. It is amazing almost beyond the power of belief that of the dozen Commissioners of Patents who had the custody of this document during those thirty-five years, not one of t hem saw that it was being ruined, and not one of them had the forethought to tike it out of the sunlight and put it, away in darkness. In England such treatment of an important State paper is unheard of. Magna Charta, the' death warrant of Queen Mary and; other archives in tne uritisn .uuseum1 four or five times as old us our Declara tion of Independence, are still kept in a condition of perfect preservation. In 1875 Congress woke up to the outrage that was being perpetrated and appointed a commission consist-1 ing of the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of the Smithsonian In stitutionProfessor Joseph Henry and Ainsworth R. Spofford, the Librarian of Congress, "to have resort to such means as will most effectually restore the writing of the original manuscript of the Declaration of In dependence, with the signatures ap pended thereto." Experts were con sulted by this commission, and finally, the matter was referred to tho National Academy of Sciences. It having become known that the great Declaration was fading awav, the pub- lie became interested in the effort made for its restoration, and the pub lie press urged the importance of prompt action, but years went by and nothing was done. The National Academy of Sciences reported to the commission that portions of tho restoration was impossible. Mean while, in 1876 George W. Childs, of Philadelphia, and Frank M. Etting, in charge of the historical department of the Centennial Exposition, re quested the Government to send the document to the Exposition to bo placed on exhibition. The Secretary ' oi the Interior, lion. Aacnariati i Chandler, wrote a letter to President (irant, setting forth the reasons why this re.piest ought uot to be complied with, but this request was granted, an 1, on its hundredth birthday, the great charter, faded and scarcely Kgibie, returned to the place of its birth, and tlure was exposed to the .'.aze of the American people, its piti ful eou litiou a standing rebuke to the National ( iovcrnineiit. In ls.77, at the close of the exposi tion, the Com'iion Ce nneil of Phila delphia petitioned Cougress for au thority to retain the Declaration and to place it in Independence Hall. This request was refused, nud the docu ment was brought back to W'asUiniHon, but upon request of Hamilton Fish, then Secretarv of State the Secretary of the Iut Tior consenting it was J again r turned to the State Depart ment, where it has since remained. J While the Declaration was in the I Putent Oiliee an excellent photolitho- (J a. graphic copy, reduced to about half i its size, was made by the Government photolithographer. Later, a full sized copperplate engraving was prepared, : and the copies printed from this plate ! are perfect fac-similes of tho original, j It is believed that in making this en- j graving the original was seriously damaged by a chemical application to restore tho fainter lines ; but it may be said that if this engraving had not been made there would not bean exaot copy of this most important document in existence. A framed copy of this engraving may be seen in the library of the State Department, aud, what is even more interesting in a frame be neath it, is shown Thomas Jefferson's original draft of tho declaration, in his own handwrittiug and with all of his erasures and interlineations jast as it left his hand. The singing of the Declaration of Independence was n solemn act. The singer j wero subjects of King George, and their act was treason. If the King could have caught them he would have hung them every one, and this they knew ; but according to the traditions that have come down to us, this knowl edge did not deter certain of them from relieving the solemnity of the oc casion with the natural flow of their wit and humor. The remarks attri buted to them are not exactly authen ticated by history, but they are too good not to be bedieved. It is said that when Johu Haucockaffixedhis bold autograph he rouinrked : 'The Eng lishmen will have no difficulty in read ing that ;" that when Franklin signed he said : "Now wo must all hang to gether or we will hang separately ;" and that Charles Carroll, of Corrollton, when asked why tie wrote his place of residence, replied that there was an other Charles Carroll and he didn't want them tc hang the wrong man. The most enthusiastic advocate of the great measure, aud the one who led the debate in its support was John Adams, of Massachusetts, aud when the Declaration was adopted he wrote to his wife : "This will be themopt memor able epoch in the history of America ; celebrated by descending generations as the great anniversary festival, com memorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Al mighty, solemnized with pomps, shows, games, sports, guns, bolls, bon fires, and illuminations from one end of the continent to the other, from this time forward, forever." BOSTON LETTER. 81'KOUL roRltESPONDESt'E. J Ail I lint or Ie S InNil. No institution of learning of itstyp in this country can boat of a longer and more honorable earner than the P.oxbury Latin School. Founded in l;i", within fifteen years after the settlement of Koxbiiry, Dorchester, Charlcstown uud Boston, its origin is almost coeval with the beginning of our New England civilization. At the time that it was founded Koxbury was but a small settlement of hardy colonists, but that they entertained high ambitions and high hopes is made evido.it from the fact that they established and maintained so long a school of such high aims and widening reputation. A glance; at the early days of the K xbury Latin School would take us back to the primitive condition of our earliest colonial life. Puritans founded the school; it was taught by a Puritan schoolmaster and attended by the Sons of Puritaus. S one idea of the political conditions which prevailed at its founding can vt derived from the fact that but two years before the colonies of Massachu setts, Plymouth, Connecticut and New Haven formed a confederation, called the United Colonies of New England, whose principle object WB9 Common action in defence against hostile In dians and the Dutch settlement on the Hudson. That the school did honest work and gave complete satisfaction is shown by the fact that it has lived through the storm and stress of two and a half centuries of war and peace. It has 6ent forth young men to take part iu the colonial cunpaigns agaiust the Indians; it fur nishe d patriots and soldiers during the trying days of the Revolution ; its graduates have tilled many positions of honor and trust throughout the his tory of the li. public aud many of them are today bearing an honorable part in the work of the world. A school cannot achieve such renown without a capable corps of teachers, aud no school has li!'. !! better equipped with a teaching force than has the P.oxbury Latin School, and its present Principal aud instructors received and deserved much honor on its 2o0th anniversary. Not llnoiigli I.oum on the Coiuinou: The foot of rich earth required to top all grading now being doue near the subway will be likely to cost a m at little sum of expense. There is so little loam on the parade ground that in order to complete the grading probably many loads will huve to be bought outside. Every load so pur chased wiil cost a dollar, aud a load of loam spread to tho tuiekuess of a foot makes a very small showing on a plot so large as the parade ground. The grading there has already been Carried to a distance of fifty feet from the top of the flagstaff hill. Men are now taking loam from the cn baukmelit just across the broad diag onal walk from the Park-Square gate of the Common, and in the excavation thus made the contractors are pre paring to set up a gravel screen in,' ni'iehiiie protected by a small shed. The maehiue is hardly more than a rough sheet iron cylinder perforated with holes of different size, so that the sand and gravel fall into separate bins while the larger stones slide out at the eii.L The waste left by this machine will probably go to fill the excavation made by the removal of tho loam. The contractors are still un curtain about when the Fremont street mall will be opened. They do not care to hurry it much for it would make more confusion and annoyance for the public without hastening the completion of the subway as a whole. Jones and Meehan say they can easily complete the tirst section of the subway before the required time, next Decern ver. The pile driving is all done. At present the contractors are content to devote themselves to the completion of the wall for the incline to the portaL This wall is gradually growing thicker as it grows higher, and down at the portal it will be about twelve feet thick, a facing of stone backed up with concrete. This thickness becomes necessary to withstand the pressure, or ''thrust" of the sides of the trench. Klevated Tiae-ks. To facilitate the arrival and de parture of passenger trains at the Union station, and at the same time abolish the tirst and most dangerous grade crossing on tho consolidated Bystem, the Boston A- Maine R. R. have decided to separate the grade of their tracks aud tho public thorough fare from Cambridge to Charlestown. at Prison Point. This is to be accom plished by means of an over head viaduct and bridge for pub lic travel elevated to a height of about 20 feet above the preseut line of their tracks on Prison Point streot, from a point near the junction of Chapmau, Austin and Washington streets, at the state prison to the end of Cragie's bridge, at Mainst, in East Cambridge, at the Charlestown and Cambridge ends are to be stone-buttressed incline approaches, rising from the present street line at a grade of about three feet in each 101) to the nearest grade crossing, clearing that at a height of 18 feet, from whence the viaduct continues with a gradual but very slight rise to the draw and bridge connection, where it will be about 22 feet above tho preseut line. Both the fixed part of the present short bridge and draw are in first-class con dition, having been rebuilt by the cities of Cambridge i nd Boston but 10 or 12 years ugo. The passage ol vessels u; tho stream is very light, and practically insignificant, but all efforts of tha past on the part of the railroads, to persuade (he war depart ment to close tha river to navigation, have been unsuccessful. ALL THE WORLD. Juvenile Templars Meet in Boston. Their sessions Were Full of Deep I liferent. 1 tie various templfs under the jurisdiction of tlie Mnssaeliu-eiis state institute ot Juve nile Templars that hav ln preparing lot some lime to reewive and ntertaia the insti tntiol the world, nn-t In Boston June 21, tc i !.-t ..Hi.-ers nud triinsaeled business. Thf Maa.-liii&etts state institute opened the meet in in Uerlo-lcy tern fie, IJerLeley street and Warren iiveuue. Miguel Hereque. O. H. 1. T.. pr ident. ill the chair. An adjourn ment m iiiule ut uood. and at 2.30 the inter ualioiioi in-Ill ilte assembled. The r"irts of oflleers, etc.. occupied th n't-Tin"'!!, and as many new lands have been i!iva.e, -iiiee the irt-t session, that part ol sir. v -- IIK. II. H. MANN, B. W. O. TEMPLil. (he day wa attea Je.l by nearly every mem ber ol theonler in the state. The following persons were iu eharge of tbe juvenile work Iu liirT-reut parts of the world : Mrs. T. I. Humphrey. Alabama: Mrs. M&r thi Hoxworth, Arizona: Mrs A. A. Thomas. Arkau-as: llev. J. Calvert, British Columbia: Mrs. M. E. l'.iehardson. California: J. E. Wi son, Canada; A. C. I.yell, Central South Afriea;J. Plyraen. Channel Islands: Mrs. Lizzie Uee. Colorado: Mrs. Hattie A. Bishop Conneetieiit : Miss Mary K. Well. Dela ware; Harold Thompson, iJenmark : John H. M:ihoney,l)lstriet of Columbia. S. Wcdder burn. eastern South Africa: E. Brown, Eng land and the united services : Mrs. Ada An drews, Florida; Alice Carro, Florida, Jr. : J. .1. K'ith, Georgia: A. tiraWg. Germany: No. 1 : C. Speck, Germany, Xo. 2; Powardur rowardsson. Iceland : Mrs. I.eah Burnside, Idaho: Minnie T. Carraway, Illinois: Mrs. S. I. Culleu, India; Mrs. M. S. Henry, Indiana-. Mrs. F.. M. llemingtou, Iowa; William Thomp-on, Ireland : William Wilson, Isle ot Man : Miss Annie 11. Sankey, Jamaica; Mrs. Annie Ausiin, Kansas; Ethel Hymes, Lake Surlor-, Miss Raymond, Madras; Mrs. E. K. Cain. Maiue: A. S. Coubougb, Manitoba; Nettie Farlette, Maryland, Jr.; Mary E. lee. Maryland; Miguel Sere,ue, Massachusetts; Mrs. T. B. Knapp, Michigan: H. Felix Tranter, midland Eng land ; Agues E. Saney. Minnesota; Andrew Woren, Minnesota Jr.": Mrs- Louisa Harris, Missouri: T. C. Gaibraith, Montana; J. A. Watkins, Satal: 8. K. Long. Nebraska; Cal vin Powers, New Brunswick: Mrs. C. F. Bailey, Sew Hampshire; Mrs. Cora Squire, Nevada; Mrs. Cameron, Newfoundland; 11R. ORONHYATFKHA, P. B. W. O. Mrs. Mary ss. Holmes, New Jersey: Mr. Emma G. Deitriek, New York; Rev. G, Duukley, New South Wales; William Walton, " New Zealand; Mrs. Ignate Carlson, Norway; James J. Wal las, Nova Scotia: Mrs. W. R. Bridges, North Caroliua: Sarah Neal. North Carolina Jr;Mrs. Alvan Briggs. North Dakota; Mrs.R. R. McDowell, Ohio ; Mrs. J. E. Barrell, Ore gon; Miss Gertrue E. Aughey, Oklahoma; 3. Ella Stem, rennsvlvania: Adela Horton, Prince Edward Island : T. M.Moore, Queens land; Mrs. J. L. Masse. Quebec; Mrs. J. N. Worth, Rhode Island ; Mrs. Grace T. Avery, South Dakota: Rev. E. C. MckilUr.Seotland ; Mrs. J. H. E. Milhouse, South Carolina ; John Hylander, Sweden : R. Zanonl, South Australia. Mrs. V. Wyss, Switz erland; J. Hutenius, Tasmania: Mrs. Sallls Brav, Texas: Mrs. Eliza F. Cutting, Ver mont : E. P. Edwards, Victoria ; Mrs. A. 8. Woodhouse, Virginia; Misj Annie Dltton, Washington : James Jenkins, Wales (Eng lish): Rev. J. Mae9yddog. Wales i Welsh); Jab?z Harper, western Austra'la; Rev. E. Marsh, western South Africa : Miss Nancy J. Lnuck. West Virginia; Mrs. E. J. Forbes, Wisconsin. In the evening a public mass meeting of Juvenile Templars was held, and every templar attending was presented with a souvenir badge of the order. Rev. James Yeaues. P.W.G T.. presided over the musical program, and Joseph Matins presided at tbe meeting. Addresses were made by visitors from abroad. A special feature of the even ing was a slncinc of a chorus of 250 voices, composed of Juvenile Templars of Massachu setts. They were under the direction of Mr, Yeames. At the session of the international institute, a paper on the "Building for the Future" was read by S. W. Russell. G.S.J.T., of District of Columbia. The debate was opened by Mrs. Emily E Cain, G.8.J.T., of Maine. The Coreau Legation. The Corean Government has made an al lowance of H.000 yen about tT.OOo) to sus tain the Coreau Legation at- Washington. D. C. This is likeiy to be followed at no distant day by the appointment of a new Minister or the return of the old Minister, who has been in Seoul.the Corean capital, for some months. The making of a sultnble nllowance for the legation insures its retention there and dis pels the fearthat this uulque and picturesque branch of the Diplomatic Corps would be withdrawn. Russia Taxes Seals, Consul-General Karel, at St. Petersburg, Russia, in a despatch to the State Depart ment, at Washington, D. C, says the Russian Government has granted a concession for seal catching to a Russian company. A tax ot $3.80 is to be paid Russia on each skin. A Government official will go with each boat.