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VERMONT WATCHMAN & STATE JOURNAL,, WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 26, 1883.
3 T1IK GUK8T. thon Oiimt, o locg deUycd, Burely, when the boune w msile, In Its chjmbcrt, Mo nil f rM, There wM et plAce f or tboe, Rutf tjr In noine rooin i iprcivd For Ihy mko fv fnowy bl, Deukecl wlth llnen white iiml line, Meet, 0 (luint, (or uto ot thlne. Yet tliou hat not kejit tlio lryt, Other gmti our llp" b&ve klxl Other gueits lmva tartled lon, Uoveil by nnn.hlne nml by oi)Et ror tlie year wwi brlglit wlth May, II the hlriln kept hollday, All Ifce rklcn were clear and line, When tliU liouio ot our wm new. Tcnth catoo In wlth u to dwell, Crowned wlth rore and aapuodel, Llngered long and eien yet Can not qnllehU haunt (orget. Ijoys hath at betlde ottr board, Drought U8 tre&snrea f rom hU hoatd, Ilriinmed our cnpa Uh (ragrant wlne, Vlntage ot the hllla rtlvlne. Down oar garden path baa traycd Tonng llomance, In llgbt arrayed; Joy hath flung her garlands wlde I Fallh inng low at eventldei Care hath flltled In and out; Borrow strewn her weedi abont i Ilope beld p her torch on hlgb When cloudi darkened all tbe eky, l'aln wlth palld v and thln, Ott hath alept our house wlthln ; Llfo hath called na, lond and long, Wlth a volce n trnmpet rtrong. Bometlnva we nave thought, O Ouest, Thon wert oonilng wlth the reat, Watched to tee thy thadow fall Oa the inner chamber wall. For we know thatt aoon or late, Thon wllt enter at tlie gate, Crote the threshoUl, pas the door, Ullde at w 111 f rom floor to floor. When thou conieBt, by thlB Btgn We Bb'all know thee, OucBt dlTlne: Though alone thy couilng be, Kome one rauat co fotth wlth thee. ilri. J. C.Il.Ditr,in Harper'icr Dtcemttr. Our Wiuter In tlio Conutry. Tho sohools wero to opon on the first Wodnesday in September, and by tho middla o August we bagan regretfully to realize that it was timo to bo thinking of gettiug back to town. " It is a great mistako having the schools open bo early," said Jonas. " Sep tember iu the city is ofteu the warmest as well na tlio nickliest mouth in the year; yet tho children are hurtied in froni the mountaina and seashore, andcrowdedinto cloee, ill-ventilated dchool-roonis at a timo when in the country naturo is putting on its gayest colors imd the air is the most healthful and invigorating. And, as if it were not enougb to mcarcerato them dur ing school hours, bo many lessons are im poscd to be studied at home that scarcely a tnomeut is left to devote to recreation. As a naturnl eequenoe, by the timo tho winter lairly sets iu, all the good eilected by tho Bummet's rusticatwg is neutral ixed, leaving them au eaBy prey to diph theria, malaria, aud a host of other evilo." Tom and Ben exchanged significant glances at the end of , this philippic, and when Annie, who, being a Vassar gradu ate. feels a fine indifference to tho lesser cchools, ventured to propose our remain ing another month in tho country, they ontbUBiastically seconded tho motion. "But we shall all fall behind in our classes," protested Bell. u And fail of proniotion," added Betb " Oh, but we'll stay at home, and aister Nan cau hear us recite," said Tom. u We'd learn a good deal faster than we learn in school, if she wonld," said ISou, lootiug coaxlngly at Aume. "I'll hear you willingly, if you will proiflise to show me proper respect," said Anuie, with a laugb. It would bo hard to enumerate all tho argnmonts that were urged in favor of our etaying. Evun Bell and Beth withdrew theirprotest and declarcd themselvea will ing to take their chances for tho next pro motion ; and as Jonas tacitly abetted them in this temporary revoltagainst the school anthorities, it was useless for me to raise xa objection. In fact, I had no wish to raise one; if Jonas thought that October would be early enougb lor the children to enter school, that aettled the question for myself, I felt in no haste whatever to rcturn to town. Only those who have spent an auturan in the country can fully Bympathize in our onjoyment of thoso rare oeptember days days which the summer in all its glory could never duplicate ; days when over the woods and hills hung a shimmering purple haze, and the blue waters stretched motionless as a mirror under the dreamy ekiea. For the next three or four weeks we llterally took "no thought for the inorrow," giving ourselves up physically and mentally to the delicions idlenees which nothiug but tho soft Italian dolce Jar niente can adeqnately describe. "Tothinkof being shut up in school on days liko thesel" said Bell, as we drifted about tho bay in tbo hazy aun nhine, or jogged aloug roads that seemed uut througb quarrios of rainbows, the woods on either hand boing like the valls of the New Jernsalom in tlie splendor of their coloring. It was an entirely new uxperience to the children, nono of them having ever beforo seen the country in autumn ; and as wo witnessed their de light we had the feeling, Jonas aud I, that in keeping them so large a part of the year in tho city wo had in a certain way defrauded them. " Only one week moro I " sighed Beth, as Septembor drew to a close ; but that very day Jonas received a letter from a well-known publishing house askiug him to tako in hand the translation of " The Ufe and Lettors of the Great German Scientist, Profeseor Karl Von Steuklen berg." It was a work that would occupy him some three or four months and bring him in a good round enm. ' If we wero going to bo horo all winter, I ahould not hesitato a tnoment," ho said, as he closed the letter ; " but they want it to be ready for pnblication by tho first of March, and iu the city thero are bo many interruptiond." He took up another let ter as he snoko, and opened it in a preoc oupied way. It proved to be from his brother, who, with his wife aud mothur-in-law, had been occupying our house durlng our ausonce. " They have all beon sick, and ho begs that, u possioie, wo wiu let inem Eeep the houso another month, as tho old lady ia not yet well enough to be moved." Jonas is usually very ready to sympa thize with his friends when trouble over takes them, but in tho preseut instance liia voico ahowed no recret. ' I only wiah they'd tako it lor tho winter, he saiu, ai ne passou ino lener aorosa the table. " And what would becomo of us, In that oaso V " I askcd, in a fltartled voice. " Wo'il stay here, of courso," answorod Johhb, cooly. ' Uut tho children, Jonas I " I ox claimed, " Thluk what a Bet-back It would ba to them, having to bo out ot school all winter I" "Not neoeasarily ft Bet buck, my dear. They have done well thusfar; why not lot Annio continue to toach them ? It Is excellent disclplino for her." Annle loolced disappolntea. it was w havo been her first wintor in soolety, and ahe had anticipated it with girllsh cagor ncss. But when her father spoko of tho ndvantago tho proposed arrangemcnt would be to him In his work, and hlnted at a necessity for rotronchmonts, she yielded at onco, wlth her usual " aweet reasouablonoss aua ino youngor onos wero too well pleased with tho novel proa poot of a winter in tho country to thlnk of ralsing an objection. For myself, I must confcss that, though I triod to give my consent cheorfully, I was somewhat appalled at tlio ouuook, lor in my youin i had apent sevoral winters In an old New Eogland farmhouse, and well remembored how drearllv tho timo went by. Still, in looking back, I could aeo that tho dreari- nesa was due to tho peoplo tbomselves rather thau to the placo and season, and I mentally reaolved to profit by tho expe- ilonco. It ia a tentative nndertaking," eaid Jonas, "and very likely we may all bo sick of it before the winter Ib bau over ; but if wo can manage to keep buny, I hardly think we shall find the timo hang- ing heavy." Busy I Tom and Ben exchanged one of their telegraphio glauces hadn't they enough planned to keep them busy for the next three months, at least, if only the weather held fair? But before a week passed, the weather, as if to show us what was in atore for us, took a fiudden turn ; tho fikios darkened, an easterly wind set in, and day and night we could hear tho thud of the breakers tho Bridgehampton beach. By the third day theso premonltory symptoms had cultninated in a raging storm ; and then camo tho problem how ehall we make sunshine indoor when the outer world is gray and cheerless V Fortu nateJy, our Annie is something ot a heliostat, holding a atore of suushine in rosorvo for ust euch days ; and thongh she Kept the children ngidiy to tbelr lea sons during tho appointed atudy hour?, she was as ready as the children them selves for any merry-making tho moment study hours wero over. To aeo her filling the role of teacher, or BittiDg at her latli er'a elbow, patieutly giving him the bene fit of her German in translatiqg Frofessor Karl von bteuklenberg'a prosaic Iettera, ouo would scarcely have believed that this clear eyed. practical-looKing young person could enter bo heartilj into the iuvenile pastimes of her brothers and sisters. To ns, who know how great was the disap pointment she waa bearing so bravely, her sunninoss was a daily wonder; and, thoroughly as we had sympatbized with her, wo began to feel that tho discipline ol the winter was in some ways moro than compensating her for the loss of a season in society. One of tho convemences of our tarm. house was a spacious attic : hero we es tablished a gymnasium, and on days when the weather was such as to keep us indoors we usually spent an hour or two with the bean-bags and dumb-belR mak ing a Bort of family frolic of it. We bad foared that tbe placo would be too cool for comfort, but we found that, with the vigorous exercise, a fire would have been unendurable. A box of tools and a acroll saw furmshed additional entertainment for bad weather ; a small room, opening from tho kitchen, that during tho sum mer had been used as a laundry, serving for a workshop. But tho weather bad to be at ita worBt to keep Jonas and the boys indoors for moro than balf a day at a time. 11 Why bo afraid of a dash of rain or a puu of cold air t said Jonas, one morn ing, when I expreased the opinion that the day was not very propitious for a tramp. " If we accustom ourselves to the changes in tho weather, we shall be less likely to euffer from them. It is not to be wondered at that the people who breathe the overheated atmosphere of most of our dwelling-houaeu, storee, and oflices shiver at the thought ot lacing a respecta- ble breeze; no wonder they have Bore throats aud pneuraonia and conBiimption. Tho only wonder is that any ot them sur- vive the winter. But this house is in no danger of beiug overheated, and I glad of it." No I though Annio and I had that very .norning been listirjg all the doors, it was not likely to be overheated. We had not realized, until tbo November winds began to rampage, how many cracks and crevices tbere were in tho old house; but no one seemed to suffer any ill effects from this freo ventilation. On the con trary, I think we were never raore exempt Irom colds and headaches. btiu, our ex cmption in this re.wect was no doubt partly due to our frequent walkB; for, except when the weather was such as to make walking out of ciuestien, Jouas in' sisted that tho girls aud I were not to be left at homo when he and the boya started out for a constitutioual. Beth, who, on a cold day, likea nothing bettor than to suuggle up to tho fire with a pleasant booE for compauy. was sometimes dis posed to obiect to this arraugement ; she could see no uso in being dragged out, rain or Bhine ; but, if there was no alter native, why not rlde 1 " Because, mv dear," said Jonas, "in cold weather, as a rule, people ought never to rido when they are able to wal":. Uar riage-riding, at the best, is an indolent way of taking the air, and in winter one wanta not only air, but action. There is nothing like a good brisk walk to set the blood in motion. There were daya when I, too, was in cliued to protest : the country was bo un inviting at this aoason of the year, and it waB bucIi a trouble to put ou one a wrapa just for a little walk I But, the habit ouce formed, I began to find that withont my walfc tho dav waa Badlv lncomplete, Aud I had never imagined that a winter Jandscape could possesB bo many attrao tionB the marvellous tracery of leafleas limbs and twigs ugainst tho wintry sky, tho slormy tournaments ot tbe clouds, tbe tiuy patches of green grass laughing through tho snow. Evory day had its Burprisal. I remember one day iu partic ular ; there had been a light shower the night before, followed with a flurry of anow, and wheu we started out, a cold, gray 8ky bent over a cold and diamal world; but juat as we reached the woods the suu burst forth, and instantly all was chauged : tho treea stood whita aud glisteniug, every branch and twig covorod with feathery foliago, whilo hero and there a wild grapo-viiioliungin anowy festoous. And as wo camo out on the other sido of the bit of woodland, there lay tho bluo bay dlropling in the Bunshitm It was like staudiug in boiuo cool, whito grotto looking out ou a aummer aea, And this eujoymeut of the beautiful was not the onlv cood that 1 derivcd from my winter wallts ; as the weeks grew into inontha, I found, to my Burprise, that I was freer than I had been for yeaia from tho attaoks of my former winter foes neuralgia ana dyapepsia. " I told you so," Baid Jonas, with that asaumption of suporlor forcslght so natu rnl to a man. " Thero aro thousands of women IhrouEhout tho country to-day dosiug down tonics, and imaginlng them- Belves to bo conlirmed invalius, wno, u they could bo porsuaded to take an hours exerciao every morning in tho open air, would soon bo ablo to laugh at tho doc tora. But half of them would think any doctor demented who darod to proposo sueh a remedy." " iot, aa a rulo." aaid i, "city women, I atn inclined to think, do moro walking than women in the country." " And tho reaaon, my dear, ia obvious, said JoDas, with exasperating urbanity. " Broadway and Fourteenth street natu rally offer greater attraotions to the foml nine mind than winter woods and fields. Our neighbor, Mrs. Tompkirjs, would will ingly walk from tho forry to Macy's for the sake of looking in at the ehop win dows, but eho would hold up hor Iiands in horror if somo fino morning you ahould ask her to go with you to the woods. Just try it and see." I was very much afraid that the event would prove him a true prophet, but I determlned to mako tho experiment. Usually wo took our outing in tho early part of the day, Joaas boing of tho opin ion that the morning raya of the aun pos- aesa greater virtuo than thoao of tho nitor- noon ; but tbe next morning so much time was consumed in deciphering ono of Professor Von Steuklonberg's hieroglyph ical manuacripts that we deoided not to start until after dinner. Seoretly, I waa rather thankful to the old professor, feel ing that the delay increased tho cbanco of my success with Mrs. Tompkins ; and, as the sun was sbining enticingly, it waa in quite a sanguine mood that Annie and I (Jonas having gono on in advance with the youngstors) knocked at the farmhouse door. We found Mrs. Tompkins and her daughter in a close, overheated Bitting room, busily engagcd in cutting carpet raga. Walkl Thero waa a look of undis- guised amazement on Mrs. Tompkins' face a faco that would have been comely but lor the sallownesa ot the complexion. Well, now, the truth is," sho begau, aiter thanking ua for the invitation, " we have 80 much to do indoors, Iluth aud me, that we get about all the walkin' we want. Then, havin' a houseful o' boardera all suinmer, the sewin' gete so behind that it takes ub all winter to catch up. We've been waitin' six months or moro for a chance to get at theso rags, an' j joij 1 lluth that if we didn't make a beginnin' pretty soon the dinin'-room 'd have to go bare floor next season ; so this moruin' we got a real early start with the work, an' here we bo." " Oh, let the rags wait, Mrs. Tompkins," urged Annie ; " it is too pleasant to Btay indoors to-day.'! liutli, a dellcate-ieatured giri witn a general air of being overworked, looked up wistfully: but ilrH. lompEiu's eyes were fixed on the atrip of yellow calico that sue was cutting, That nin'r. mv wav." qairl flhB. with i in onomnlin unin rf hnr fihnarq - whpn there's work to do, I do it, whether the sun shinea or not." "Now, Mra. Tompkins," said Annie, catching tho look in Ruth's eyes, "if you will let Ruthgowith us to-day, we'll all nma li.ranrmw nftBmnnn nnil liolr. with the carpet-rags." "Why, you're real clevor," said Mrs. V,,?? .,, "T "'"r Tompkins, her face brightening. "Uuthi , "Well, I think, on the whole," said can go, of course, if she likes, but for my part I'd a nnH ratimr stnv in thn house on a day like this." lluth. withnnt waitinrf for fnrllipr nPr. - ' . : o . : i ner lap, and ran to put on ner wraps. "How pleasant this isl" she exclaimed, aa soon as wo were in the open air. 11 It ia so tiresome staying in the house all day I It makes me dread to havo winter come." " But why stay indoora so closely Y" I aaked. "Oh, there'a always somethine to be done," Ruth answered, in a dibcouraged voice ; " and mother never seems to think it worth whilo for any one to Btart out jnst for the sake of walking. It wouldn't be quite so uad it we had more books,' Bhe added, regretf ully. Annie took a hint from that remark, and the next day, when we went to fulQll our promise, she carried with her three or lour late magazines. Ruth's eyes widoned at the sight of them, aud the hungry way in which she turned the leaves gave Annie another hint. There were five or six farmers' families within a half-mile'a radius of us, and, knowing that tbere were but few books in the neighborhood, Annie proposed forming a reading club. "Jt's all nonsense, Nan," said Bell, "and it will bo peifeotly stupid for us. They'll come, of course, if tbey tbink they are going to havo a good time, but they wont care a straw for the reading." " Wait and see, said Annie, aa she sutnmed up tbe names of those who wero to bo invited. At firat nono but tho young people were asked, but before three meetings had been held lt began to be hiuted that some of the fathers and moth- ers would liko to join tho club. ' Let them come, bv all means, said Jonas, who on club night waa always ready to forego the society of Professor Jvarl Von bteuklonberg and lend hiniself to the entertainment of our guests ; "it will do the young folka good to have them here." As tho reault of this extended invitation tho attendance waa speedily doubled : even Mrs. Tompkins was per- auaded to leave her carpet-raira for one evening in the week ; and before the win ter waa half over " the club " had becomo the central interest of the nighborhood, "The chief objection to living on a farm in wintor," said Jonas to one of our farmer friends, "is the lack of Bocitty, and for that reason every neighborhood ought to have Eomething going on todraw the people together socially at least once a week." "You're right there, Mr. Brownln'," was tbe answer; "it's tho lonesomeness of the winters on the farm that sets our boys and girls against f arm-life and drives so many of 'em away from home. This club is a godsend to us, and I dread to thlnk of ita coming to an end." " liut why let lt come to au end, Mr. Sandera V" asked Jonas. " Well, for one thiug, when you go away there won't bo books enough among us, all told, at least not tho right sort of books, to keepup tho interest." " That is easily remedied." said Jonas. " Now, what I would proposo Ib this, that-j anotner winter the club ahould meet from house to house, and that a Buflicient buui Hhould bo paid by tho members to sub- scribo for two or threo niaeazines, ho family at whoso houso the meuting is hteld retnining the magazinea until tbo nxt club night, thus giving all an opportur ity to read them. l'ossibly the members up feo would admit of tho purchase of a 1 ow book now and then, and theso would fc rni the nucleus of what might in time became a circuiauug nurary." "les, that'a a sensible plan." aaid bur neighbor, elowly j " but what I'd likd to miBBion, haftily tumbled the raca fiomA'?.c". lu ua- -IB" urt"i seo establlshed ia an old-fashloned lyceum. Wo nsed to havo 'em when I was a boy, and I can count up moro'n half a dozen prominent publio men who did thoir first epoaking in tho lyceum in tho old rod Bohool-houBe." " Oh, thero'a nothing liko it for bring ing out tho boya," aaid Jonas, with en thuaiasra. " I'd liko to see ono establlshed in every noigliborhood. I had not thought of it before, but I don't seo why we can't combino ono with the reading club, do voting an evening ouco a fortnlght to a debate." Mr. Sanders so heartily approvod of this proposltion that at the next meettng it was laid before tho membora. " Must tho girls debato as well as tho boya V" aaked lluth Tompkins, timidly. "It is not compulsory, but I haven't tho slighteat doubt that they would be ablo to hold thoir own," said Jonas, smil ing mallciouBly. Then up spoko Tom. " I reovo that we havo a paper, and all who don't care to apeak will have to write Bomethiog." The family amiled furtively at this, knowing that Tom consldered declama tion his forte ; but the motion was forth with aeconded and carried. It was aston ishing to see tho energy with which tho young peoplo entered on thia " new de- parture ;" and it waa equally aatonishing to aeo what undreamed-of talent waa de- veloped. Our own eirla and bova. thourh tbey bad never manifested any relish for writlng compositions, took a genuino prido in the club paper, coittributint? to everv nu,rnber, without the slightest urging, a squib, a story, or a bltof rhyme, and even venturing occasionally to try their hand at an essay or a review. " It is altogether different from writlng compositions," said Bell, who had frankly confessed to Annie that she found the meetings far from stupid. But the club was not their only recrea tion. Within afew moment'a walk of tbe house was a small pond that afforded excellent akating, and of ten on still nights the boys would build a fire oa the bank, and, pitching a tent near by for the com fort of thoso who did not care to trust themselvea to the glassy surface of tho pond, hold a sort of skatiug carnival. Now and then we received and accepted an invitation to an apple-paring or a quilt-ing-bee, aud not Infrequently an evening was devoted to popping corn and pulling candy. " 1 want tho children to feel." aaid Jonas, who alwaya entered into these 8poris as ncariny as any oi me younger ones, " that life may be just as enjoyable in tho country as in the city ; and I want them to be able also to enjoy tho simple pleasuresof life." "I think tho country is jollyin winter," aaid Ben. " You can't have half as much fun in the city coasting and ekating." " But we have missed all the concerts aud lectures and partieo," said Annie, re- greuuiiy. "But all those things will keep, little woman, and be just as crood another vear," ioa&3, pauing ner nead ; " even Det- 'r pemapS, IOr, aS an Old eider, WHO ' sometimes preached for us when I was a k,K,v' had a hflblt. of 8ay1DS. ' Hpe def erred Vn?KAr lno reallza"on mor? 8eete.F' . . C VDL am U0Ir compiaining, aaid ; Annie, bnghtly. "I have roally enjoyed .0e Winter ! and the tllUO ha3 p-Quo BO -aPidIy that it hardly seems possiblo that 'w"r "? ,ne numoered tne laat pge ot " '' and ieuers oi rroiessor Aari ' v: 11 ateuklenberg, " we shall all havo to "tat our winter m tne country has n ii n t. Chrisnan Union. Iuroad of tlio Barbarlnns. This is the light in which Mary Clem- mer, the versatile and bnlliant Washing ton correspondent of The Independent, views tne assembiing ot congress : " Uon gress day, liKe the tiueen a weather, ia almost sure to be fiuo; and last Mon- day did not fail to como up to ita stand- ard of azure and gold and delicious atmosphere, full of the scent of late rosea and still lingering chrysanthemums. It was more than a sentimental sich one gave in passing from God'a bright weather into the Capitol, to see at once that the beautiful corrldors given to cleanliness and sileuce for tho last nine long months had in one brief hour been seized by the i'tiuistines and besmeared and uenled bv tho tobacco chewing and spitting citizens of the United States. During thesessions of congress the internal condition of the Capitol of the uation is a perpetual insult and griet to every reuned American. ln a singlo day, not ouly the auperb Capitol, but tbe streets of our beautiful city, eeem suddenly posseesed by hordes of uukempt, dreadful lootciug men. Tbe lluna of Attilla, when they swooped down from the North, did not look half so dissipated as theso men do whose greater propor- tion, by tho way, do not swoop from the North at all, but from the South and West, " 1 Who Is this, wlth face ho red, An old nlouch hat upon lils liead, Who movea about wlth stately tread 1 The "colonel." " ' Who ln this, wlth blood-shot eye, WhogrnlllngKreets each paiaer-by, Who walks right up and calla for rye ? Tho " major." " 1 Who Is this, wlth poraponi air, Who nover combj hU frousy And eats free hmcli no matter whore ? Tho"Judge." " ' Who Is this. wlth carpet ntck. Who swlDgH aloug liko " Jumplng Jack," witn nnen auster on nis dick i The " member,' " These clever and apropot lines are part ot a poem rewritten by one of l'rosldent Arthur'a secretaries, thau whom no one in Washington is more likely to encounter tho vast army of ' colonels,' ' majors,' ' jddges' and 'members,' who every year descend upon Washington i to tho diBcom- fiture of many well-bred citizens." a ... , ni.' ' i a An oditor in Chicago reoently orderod a pair of trousers from the tailor. On -ye mvite OU1 CUStoniei'S to SCC these COOClS. JiVei'V gar trying them ou they proved to bo several . " inchos too long. It being Iato on Satur- day night, the tailor'a shop was closed, and the editor took the trousers to his wife and asked her to cut them off and I hem them over. The good lady, whoso brusSely r&'d. Thosamo reault fol. and the eldest daughter. But beforo bed- timo the wife, relenting, took the pants and, cutting off six iuches from the legs, hemmed thoin up nicely, and restored them to the closet. Half an hour later tho daughter, taken with compuuotion for her unfilial conduct, took the trousers, aud, cuttlncr off six inches, hemmed and rppluoed them. Finally, the Bister-iu-law felt tho panga of conscieuce, and Bhe, too, performed an additional surglcal opera- tion ou tho garment. When tho editor anneared at broakfast on Sundav the fam ily thought a llighlaud chioftain had ar- rlved. lhe Century. Bulwku was right; there is no such word as fail ; it is molifl)d down into as- signraent. Burlington UawUyt. POWDER Absolutely Pure. ThlB nowderneTervarlefl. A marrl of nnrltr. fttrnffth and wholeftomeneRft. More economlcal than the ordinary klndii, and cannot be aold In competltlon wlth the mulU- raua oi iow iCTi. nnon weigni, aium or pnoopnaut pow dem. SoMonlyincani. HOVAI. IIAKINU l'OWDER COMrANV. m Wall Btreet. New York. TrrmB nnd tA otitflt ree. Addren II Hai.ihi i y.T fc V.n.. l'ortlatid, Mo. 65,000 Hanover Crackers Manufacturcd at "Whito Itivcr all Bcalcrs 111 Vermont Ttin oreartv IncrBimlnp demnnd for mv eooda lnereasa my (acllltiea, and now I have tho largest and most completo Factory of tho klnd ln Vermont. Tumlng out over 05,000 " Ilnuovcr " Crnckcrs every workinc ilny proveH that " Hanover " Crackers aro what the people want. Thanking you for your generoua patronage ln thepast, and hoplng yon will always ask for Smith's Confectionkhy and "Hanovku" Ckackeus, I am respectfully GEORGE W. SMITH, A Grand Announcenient FOR ( UKIs m VS! I have just purchased and and best line of Goods, suitablc for Presents, and will sell them at lower prices than ever before. China and "Wax Dolls, China Cups and Saucers, Bohemian Glass Yases, Toilet Sets, Cologne Bottles, and almost everjthmg in tho line of China. Also Tin Toys, Games, Blocks, and a big line of Majolica AVare. Don't fail to call and s.ee the va riety and learn prices. I also have a big stock of Dry Goods, Silk Handkerchiefd, II. O. WEBSTER. State Street, "Wholesale and Teas, Coiiees, Floiir, Bntter, Proice, Crockery, Glassware, Lamps and Fine Family Groceries. Sole Agents for the well-known brands of Archibald's Bxtra Spring "Wheat HOLLEH and White Koll New Roller Process St. Louis Flour! "Would respectfully call the attention of the Tkade and Fam ilies to these brands. Superior to all others in the past, and GUARANTEED TO BE THE BEST IN AMERICA TO-DAY 1 Give them a trial once and you Avill be convinccd that the above statemcnt, though strong, is nevertheless true. FALL ANNOUNCEMENT! We are now receiving facturing House of MeSSl'S. I iresli mvoices ot their New ment oears iManujacturers J. G. MOHEISOH & CO., UlliOn BlOOlC, StatO St., BOOKS AND STATIONERY ! t. c. pr-nisrisrEiY, Dookgeller and Statlonor, wonld rojpecttiilly cill the attention oi book-bttyerH to his large nnd well-selected stock of new and dmlrablo bjoks of tho nft.ison, Lwge buyers, SumUy-schnols nnd I'ublic Llbrarles, f urnished at speclal raten, Scliool Books of all Kintl ! Writlng l'apers, Envelope, and School and Countlng Home Statloncry of overy dffctlptlon, selllnK t lowor prices thin over before ollered ln this nmrket. PICTURES, ENGRAVINGS, CHROMOS, PHOTOGRAPHS, And an endless varlety of Fancy Goods, Gnuos, Croquet nnd Ilase Uall Goods, nll of which will bo sold at astonlshluKly low prices. Any book you nee advortlsed will bo eeut, poatpam, T. C. Phinney $cw tlvyfhitimfiuin. J. 11. IIOSAKD, OKOIiOK II. CUFFORD, OEOItOK A. 11ATCI1KLDKR. The Dakota Investment Co Grand Forks, Dakota. (IA7II.T IIOIARD A CtirroRD.) Money loaned on FlrBt Mortgtge ivcuilty npon lmproved lll KlVfr Valley Farin, at 8 Per Gent Net We liavn niarte nvr one thound loftrjc, flfrregAUng SIV)tOOO, upon iMkotararmit wltliout tti Iom of a Ior16 dollKr to tlie Invpftor. Money jilnud nnd Interest ftnd prlDcifal collertfd nnd trAnmllted free of clmrirei For rcferencen And full pnrtfcnlatit addrpnH the linUota InTCHtmeHt Coinpuny, Urjiml Forkn, Dnkuto BOSARD & CLIFFORD, Attorncj-B nt Lmv. Carefulattcntlon glren toall legal matteri wlthln the Terrttory ot PakoU. U-U Eilit Per cnt hM on Weatirn Farm Landi, ln large or rmall amounta. Ileatot Becnrlty. No eipenw for oollectlon. No com mlaslon. Ateo other deslrable InveBtraenlB. Inqnlre of OKOIiOK Q. KKLLOOO, Montpelier, VU 28-tf 100 FANCY ADVERTISING CARDS, them ptt frvfl, for U-n 3-cent ntAmpfl; 300, all different, lOv hftnrtfome Rcrnp Iiook rlctiirefl,25ccntfl. AudreM umop uaku tuai AJi, jionipwier, vt. Juiiction, Yerniont, and sold by and Aew lLainnshirc. hag comoelled me each vear to enlaree nnd White River Junction, Vt. am now opening the finest "Worsted Jackets, Leggings, &o. Montpelier, Vt. Ketail Dealers in PHOCESS FLOITR ! clirect from the large Manu- SPRINGER BltOTIIEIlS, Boston, . and lasluonable ULUAlib. name m iuu. itespeccuuiy, - - - - MOlltpeliOl', Yt. on receipi ui uw. - state St., Montpelier, Vt. D