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VERMONT WATCHMAN & STATE JOURNAL, WEDNEHDAY, APRIL 1, 1891,
benome verv lry, tho hot wlnils noino, the oorn Ih cookeil anil tlmt i the entl of It. Nw all thn Knnlish grHins can be ralaeil, ami tho dlmrant kindn of nrnHse.s, panton larly nlfttlfn, tiud MOUrad before the hot wenther eotueH. I have neeu whent, in thn ihooh here the 6th f June, bot the mlrldle of June in the naual time to begln the wheat harvesl. OutM iirn reatly to bo rut thn lant of tlin iimiilli hihI tho llrnt of .luly. At that tlmn corti inonly linlf i;rown. Tlin rrtilroaiU are lnrjf ely roaponnihln for thn emtgratlon to weetern Kanaaa, Thny had lnrjn land RTMti which they wuntoil to nell. Thny knnw thn nower of alvnrtlHlnj(. Th SiiTili'i F" railroail eoinpnny got up a prgeous dliplay of the produoti of Btatern KaiiHas to eshlbtt at thn oentennlal at Phlladelphla in '76. tt wae a trreat, ndver- tUement. lt answered there for the whole of Kaniw, The loaiwa of eMtern Inreetort, of w hioh we heai ic mnoh, in piucitiK Iouuh on wnsteru farnis arn ino.slly dnn to Igno- rance of the ralue of the iami m which thny placed their Iohiim. Somn may liave thounht a niiarlnr UOtioD in westerti KaiiHaa wan irorth joit as mnoh as one In the eat, whlle In faot totne quartera In theeattare worth abOUl us mnoh as half a townnhin in otne looalltlea on the weatern border. rim extremo wnstnrn part of Katisas Ih sonin what elevateil. TIhto Ih a Hcarcity of funl, a Hcarcity of watnr, and it Ih nxponnd to northiTii hllz.arda in wintnr and Honthnrti hot wlnda in inmtner, Kor theoe remonH i wonld not advbio any onn to BhjfKtt to thil rflRion at peeent. A fnw worils about Krtnsas in (renoral and I will clostt. I havn nnver linard of a nwainp in thn statn. Thnrn in an OCOMlonal nionnd rlfty or elghtv feet hiizh, bnt it la covcred witli kthhh. Thn growth of wood on thn banknof streatus ia vnry rapid. A man may out off all thn wood and in a vnry fnw TMtn hn haa another i rop rnndy for uho. Much moro inight bn aaiil. I wonld liko to tnll nome blg itoriea abont raiHiiiR eorn, bnt no more at present. A. o. Noyks. Madinon, KuiiHaH, March 21, 18'Jl. A Praciiciil Solutlon or tho Aban doncd Farm ProblcMta To the Editor of the Watehman.Ahont forty j-fiir.i ago a ltandolph farmnr bogan an nxpnritnent npnn a pieoa of land whinh waa, pnrhapH, as nnar worthles.s a.s any tive acre lot that conld bn found in the rn(jion. It wa a rocky hill, broken by Hnveral littln springy ravineH, no cold and wet, or ho biirnnd up by tho Min and by tho barnly covernd Indgn, that an old nnighbor Haya it was not any bcttnr than IiIh own old paa turn Ih now, whinh lnn't worth S.r) an acre. Wlth hhj boy, of pnrhapa eight or ten years, who is the present owner of the lot, for a driver, the farinur plowed two furrows side by Hidn hero and there acroaHthe lield about two and a half rodH apart, making trenches parallel with each othnr. Theu, taking "in. old tneal HaekH, a long nhaln and the oxon, they went to another rocky hlll in thn woods, where was a finn growtli of yonng maple trees. Winding the saeks around a tTeo, they put the chain around it and the oxen quickly tore it up. Carting them to the pasture they put thetn into the ditch, hoed dlrt over tho roots and left thetn. Nearly every tree lived. Never of any Ibhs valuo ns a pasture than it was before, as the ground becamu slmded and onrichnd by tho falling leavns, the pasture Improved. After twent.y years' growth, the trees were tapped and for these twenty years it is said no sugar placn in the regiou yields a better average. There are now about two hun dred and fifty trees, averaging nearly eighteen inches in diaineter, in regularrows and thn distannn is about two and one-half rods between the trees in the rows. Tho owner thiuks thn troes mlght liave bnnn sot twice as thick in the rows. Bttt there are now at leat lifty to an aero. The season of 1190, from three hundred buokets. gave the owner two hundred gallons of syrup, which was sold for overadollar a gallon. Last year was not a good sugar year, bo it seetos fair to call it an average year. Now let us figure on it: First, cost of one acre, 8: esti mated cost of planting fifty trees, $!; ln terest of teu dollars for twenty years at six fer cent, (pasturing, paying taxns) 812. otal cost of sugar place of one acre, trees twenty years old, 822. At la-st year's rate three hundred trees yielding two hundred dollars revenue fif'y trees givo an income of (X. Or for each of these twenty years the proiit has equaled the total cost of the first twenty years and paid all expenses of the year. IIow does that investment com parn with Tacomaand Fort Paine?. B. Personal. Chauncey M. Ukpew is mentioned incon nectlon with the republicau nomination fer tho goveruorship of New York. Colonbl Stkphkn M. Pinokkk of Hart ford, who unfortunately broko his ankle somo days ago, is now at the Mary Fletcher Hospital, Burlington. It ih rnported at New York that Secre tary Prootor has bnen offered a yearly sal ary of 820,000 to tako the prosidoncy of a consolidated inarble coinpany, of which his own coinpany will be a part. Hon. Jokn M. Thi'uston. of Nebraska, president of the Kepublloan National Ijoagun, made a rousing apeeoh at the ineet ing of tbe MaiaaohusettB league at Boston, on last wenk Wednnsday. Major HcKlnley also made a epeeoh. It in the BOMip at Washington tlmt Mrs. McKen and Mrs. Itusscll BarrUon will go to Buropfl about May 1. Tliny will visit London, Berlin and I'aris. It is also re ported that President HarrUon will take a trip to Oalifornla tliis spring. Sknator Hkkkkr's frlendl say that the nnwspannrs arn entlrely inistaknn about thn poeftlon be Will takn in thn snnate. Iu- atead of acting with tim demoorata he will aot with tbe repnblioans, exoepl wbere his klleglanoe to thn people'i party forblda. Snnator I'effer is deioribed as an" atnlable, SOOd-natured man. Altlioui;li tlin nhoice of thn KanMs farmera for snnator, hn is not a farinc r nither by liirtli or 0000 pat ion or in appearanoe, rXe looks thn proaperona editor that be is. Hn is agnntleiuan, although he de8e, toa degree, the oonventionaliuea of modero onatomii as regardl mannersand dre.ss. His wife is a tmddle-aged woman, and u favoritn In Topeka soniety. His only daughter, Nellie, is twenty years of agn, and a leader In the oolety of tlin yonthof the rapital. The new senator is thn father of two sons. They are strong, stalwart young men, and lioth are prlnters. Sknator Edmusds, who has just returned t" Washington frotu the South, was inter rlewed a fnw days ago by thn correspondent of tim Bolton TVatuerfni regardlng tbe rumnr tlia: be was abont to rntirn froin the snnatn. Thn snnator suid: " Well, you know, I can't nroperly disnuss that matter with you. But lnt me ask: Did you evcr know of a inau re- lgnlng from the senate exoept for the pur poeeof attendlng to negleoted baslnesa in tnmsts and maklng monny by managlng some manufaoturing establlshment or en tnrprisn of that sort? No? Well, neither did I. And that is all I can say about tbe rnport that I aui to resign thn senatorship." ooordlng to tim Trantcript'i oorrespondent it Is tbe general Oplnlon in Washington that all the talk about Snnator Edmnntu' resig natiou grows out of the l.n i that he has mntml his housn there for four years to Snnator Waslilmrn of Minuosota. This hn has done beoause blawife and daughter find it necessary, owiug to delicate hnalth, to pend the wiutnrs in thn watui rliuiatn of the South. It has also bnnn ruiuored in Washington that Snnator Kdmuuds WOUld bn appointed a justice of the lupreme OOUrt In piac e of Juitioe Bradley, who is about toreahm, As to this rumor the senator is QOOted as sayiug: " Heally, I never even hnard this thing iuentionetl before." A compbtitivk exauiination of applicants for appointment to acudetship atthe Uuited Statns uiilitary acadomy at West I'oiut, to 1111 a vacaucy whinh will occurlin June, 1893, will be held at the Vau Ness Houso in Bur lington on May 28. Congressuian I'owers will appoint the person recommended by the exanilning cotnuilttee, whinh nonsists of Charles M. Wilds of Middlebury, K. II. IJewart of 8t. Alhaus and Dr. 1.. M. Bing liaiu of Burlington From Town Correspondents. DMHi Thn publln schools nlosnd on last wnnk Priday, and the scholars had a rni nptlon in tho evonlng. Mrs. Frank Jankson, hnr sistnr, Miss White, and Miss Annin Taplin went to Boston last wnnk. Beami hk belng hewetl in (ront of tim (ilobn btooh in preparatrOB for raising tho huilding and putting in another story. The young people of thn Baptist soricty had a soniabln and sugar party at thn hoinn of .1. M. Nason on North Main strnnt last Thursday nvnnlng. Thn rnport that .1. W. (ioodnll wonld rn mOYO his granitn businnss froni Burlington to Barrn appnars to havn DMfl unauthorlznd. Ho will OOntlnne to narry on his shops at Burlington. Two Frnnnhmon were arrested b Ofllnor Beinis on last week Wodnesday for drunk ennnss. Aflnr a trial before .lusticn Jank man and Orand ,Iuror Karnny, eanh was flned 10.ni . The whist party at thn homo of Wilbur F. Shnpard, last week Thursday evening, was agreal auooees. A speolal traln oatrieda largn nuiuhnr of frlendl from thn villaRn, and on tlmir arrival snppnr was snrved, after which tho entire coinpany played whlst. The horsns of tlin Topsham sIhro ran away on Main street ahout niinti, last wenk Friday, and thn stagn wns tlpped ovnr and tlragged on the side for sinnn distancn. Thn horses flnally lirokn from thn stagn and ran toward South Barre. The coutents of the stagn wern shaken out, but fortunately no ono was httrt. A. B Batohelder, Qeorge Qregware aud A. B. Rhodee (thn last namnd a Kinhtnond man) startml togntlmr for Fair Haven, Wash., on last. week Friday. Mr. Batch elder will return in a few weeks, after look ing the country over, but the other will remain permanently. At. the annual mnnlingof thn Barre Enter tainment Association last, wnnk the follow ing otllcers were elentnd : President, Dr. J. H. Jackson; vice-prnsidnnt, Professor A. W. Pieroe; sncretary, Oharles A. Stnith; treasurer, Frank G. Ilowland. It was re ported that the entertaiuments of th - past Reasnn had netted 811. Tho dance of the Young Peopln's whist club, at the Worthen hlock on last week Wednesday evening, was ono of tho plnas antest. social affairs which havn occurrnd in Barre for a long litne. The Montpelier Mili tary Band orcbestra furnislmd lnusin, and supper was snrved at the new restaurant. The tollets of the ladies were very tasteful. Another meeting of the Spencor Hifles was held on last week Thursday evening, when the following proinotions to non commission ofHces were made: Sergeant Frank F. CJave to orderly sergeant, Corpo ral F. W. Jackson to sergeant, Corporal M. A. Bradford to sergeant, Private Qeorge Kent to corporal, Private B. L. Satnson to corporal, Privato Bert Hoadly to corporal. The presentation of the cantata, " Tho Daughter f Jairus," at the Opera-bouse, Thursday evening, will he the mtisical event of the Beason. The nhorus of fifty voices will bo assisted by the Montpelier orcbestra and F. W. Baucroft, aud the pre sentation will be undor the direction of C. F. Dudley of East Montpelier. A special train will takn Montpelier people homo after tho performance. The new central telephone oftice ia tho Wooil block seemsto he just whatis wanted for the purpose. It is bright and pleasant, and tbe two rooms give ample opportunity for all tho necessary facilities. The new switch-board, whinh is a tlne piece of mooh anism, Is in charge of Miss Averill, and a messengnr-boy is ready for service. It is proposed to keep the oftice open all night as soon as arrangenients can be maile. The people of the village appreciate the changn, and within a fnw days two now instruuiouts have beea taken. School distrint No. 13. on Millstone hill, ranks second auiong tlie distrlots of thn town as to the nmnbnr of children of school age, having at prnsent 124. There are also eighty-Hevon children under flve years of age in the district. It is said that uine years ago there was but one scholar in tho dis trict. .s'ot only is the school attendance much larger now than ever before, but the prospect Is that it will be still larger. It is estimated that from twenty-Hvo to thlrty houses will he bnilt in this vicinity this sea son. At the meeting of the Montpelier district branch of the Ilome Missionary Society, held at the Methodist church last week, the following papnrs were read: "The Field is the World," Mrs. A. M. Wheelnr; " East Boston Home," Mrs. A. J. Hough, Montpelier; " Dnaconess's Work," Mrs. Dr. Oalo; " Southem Work," Mrs. C. II. Fuller, Montpelier; " Work Ainong thn Indians," Mrs. C. Ii. Bugbee; " The Lord's Prayer in Missionary Work," Lydia A. Gilman, Waterbury; " Indian Work," Miss B. Freeman. Mrs C. H. Farnsworth re ported on the rinancns of tbe district, and tho district secretary, Mrs. Alex. Cochrann, also made her report. After a report of the national meeting at Buffalo, N. Y., by Mrs. J. O. Sherburne, Mrs. E. A. Barrett, the conference president, made an address. OODDARl) SKMINARY. J. Murrav Hollistnr, '8tt, visitnd old frinnds last Tunsday. Mrs. Dalley of Boston has bnnn visiting Mattie Dalley, bei daughter, Thn nlass in English litnrat urn is soon to bngin the study of Longfellow'a Evangnline. Mittie P. Bkinner, 'H7, of Burlington, has been visiting Miss Blanohe Bkinner, her sistnr. Brnest J. Oollins, a former student but now of West Plattaburg, N. Y., vllited in Barrn last Monday. W. M. Nnwton, New Bngland agent for tim nternatlonal Atlas, waa at the aeminary last Munday aeourtng agenu. Mrs. Wilson of Lynn, Mass., has bnnn nn gagnd as luatrnn to tlll the piaoe mailn va- nant oy tnn rnsiguation ol lli.anutli Uurknn. Many of thn stndnnts tisik a dnnp iniernst in the pnculiar ligbt seen enoirollug thn hnavnns from wnst to east about half-pasl eloven o'clock last Monday night. An interesting aud lively meeting of the Ohristian Bndeavor Bootety was belu in the parlors last Suuday afternoon. " Our Privi leges " was the toplo fir discussion, and, under tho leadership of F. B. Deherville, tlin subject was well discussed. A meeting of the snnior class was held in the parlors last Friday afternoon to makn preparatious for coiumencement, and thn following nommittees were elected to nhoosn a class motto: Misses Daily and Sargnnt and Mnssrs. Chessiuore, O. Suiith aud M. Nichols; to select a clergyman for class day, Missns Skinner and Morrisvn and Messrs. Itiley, Deberville aud Sinall; for the planting of nluss trnns, Messrs. Alleu, Ward, Martin, Glnason aud Bailey. The Hrst lyceum of thn tnrm was hold in the upper nhapel last Saturday eveuiug and an Interesting aud iustructive prograuimo was carried out. The question for debatn was, " Is a college graduate better iltted for the aooumulation of wnalth than a high snhool graduate?" Mnssrs. Dnbnrville aud Lynde Mt forth the advantages of the col- lege eduoatlon and Mr. M. (! Nichols aud Mr. A. Martin appnarnil for thn high tohool graduatn. The hoard of decisiou dncidnd unauiinously in favor of' the aftirmative and the housn saw Ht to side with the uegative by a vote of 2b' to 88, Through the kiudnnss aud geuerosity of M. G. Nichols, the inembers of tlin snnior class assembled in Wurlhen's block last Weilnesday evening for a lass bauimet. They were received by Dr. and Mrs. G. B. Nichols, Miss Madine and Mr. M. G. Nich ols, aud Miss Daily aud Mr. itiley. An ex celleut and bounteous supper was serveil, after which the jovlal party repaired to the hall and were rigbt royally entertaiued. A good orcbestra was in attendance and addod much to the eujoyment of the eveuiug. As the time for partiug drew uear a vote of thauks was extendnd to Mr. Nichols for his kindunss, and a heautiful buuquet of thlrty two pure white roses was preHeuted to the host as a token of tho friendahip of tho class of "1. After giving three nhenrs for Dr. and Mrs. Nichols, and Itm class yell, tho nlass returned to the snmlnary feeling that they had all enjoynd a very pleasant nvnn Ing. Itarnaril. flnorgn Wlinnlonk has two childrnn sick with diplithnria. Adelbnr' Thayer is sic k with brlght's disnasn and it is fniimil hn will uot rncovnr. ltobins wern tiist snnn hnrn on thn 25th. West Berlin Willlam BorabroOk has bought thn Harrison Alnxandnr farm, pavlng there for 8r,000. Frank Woodbury has rnmovod to liis farm on the Worcester branch road, recentljr pur chased by him. Easter services were condunted at the Methodist churnh by Kev. W. A. Evans, who delivernd an interesting diaeourso upon tho lifo of John Wesley. Wilbur Brown has bngun to tloat logs from Northfield to his iniil at West Berlin, He expeota the pring thaws win m sweil tlin Ottrrent of log rivnr, Uinally a vnry quiet stream, as to enable him to tloat them to thnir destination. Hrooklleld Thn Brookfield cnrnnt band is to fnrnish music for thn aoniahle which is to be held at the vestry of thn Snnond church on Thurs day evening of this wenk. New maple sugar will be snrved. The Ijidles' Aid Socioty, by invitatiou of Rev. and Mrs. ('. H. Morsn, held asociatiln at the parsonage last Fr:day afternoon and evening. It was a very enjoyable oi'casiou, and tlmro were about seventy in attendance. Easter wtvs ohsnrvnd at thn Snnond church by appropriatn snrvinns in thn morning aud a Sunday-school connnrt in thn evening, led by Superintendent 0, II. Blgt low. Thn OnUroh was handsomnly decorated with plants and tiowera. Anna Clark, who has been attending school at St. Johnsbury, has lonnd it neces sary to nomn home for rest, a wnnk before the snhool vacution. Onle Oonland, who was eallnd home to attnnd the funnral of hnr grandfather, is taking a vacation of a few weeks, having pronuri d asuhstitute In her school. Mary Upham is visiting her sister in Uxbridge, Mass. Murton Griswold of Amherst College is spending vacation in town Azro English of Stowe, a former resident, visited fri. nds in town last week. Cabot. The Good Templars gave a sugar party at their hall on Saturday evening. The Epworth League gave a sugar party and Longfellow entertainment at the town hall last Friday evetiing. Easter was observed at tho Congrega tional Ohnroh by a concert given by the Sunday-school children in the morning. Arthur Lamson and Misses Mahtd and Myrtie Walbridgo are at homo from St. Johnsbury Academy. Einma Lyford is staying at Loverin Lyford's, where Dr. Wiswell is treating a very bad band. Kast Calais. Easter was observed by appropriate serv ices. Tho platform about tho pulpit was decorated with cut Howers and house plants. Several extra numbers were added to the musical part of the service, and the long solo parts taken by Mrs. W. I,. Pieroe, and Misses Mary Dwinelland Lillian Lamberton were particularly good and well reudered. Eli Holton lost a turkey one night rn cently. He set a steel trap and the second night caught a large Ainerican horned owl, which measured four feet and six iuches from tip to tip of wings and weighed flve aud a half pounds. W. V. Punk has addnd the blrd to his collection of mounted speci mens, wbloh now numbnrs about onn hun dred. He also has in addition to bla hirds a large number of small animals,all his own work as a taxidenuist. C. J. Alnaworth of Oardner, Mass., N. A. White of Des Moiues, Ia., and F. B. Fay of Boston, Mass., all narae back to their old homes for a short visit last week. C. U. Eastman has had his pension raised from six to fourtenn dollars per month, with SHoO back pay. Chelsea. A granite enterprise is now under discua sion, and will be reported if it develops farther. The organization of the Bell Shoe Coin pany is to be effected on Tuesday of this week, too late to be reported in these items. There were special Easter services at the Congregational church last Sunday, aud there will be untou Fast-day services at the same church on Friday morning. Over 4,0110 mndals have bnnn sent by W. Jcnnings Demorest to speakers iu many oountries contesting for them. Some have gone as far as Turkey and Burtuah, whlle over a hundred liave goue te England. The contest arranged by the Young Woman's Christiau Temperauce Union has had to be postponed on account of the sickuess of several of the speakers. I k for date later. Beu. H. Adams, who went to Montana to grow up with the country, has returned to Chelsea. Edward M. Smith goes to Washington to take charge of the town farm tliero. C. W. Itoss, who was de taiued by the illness of his family, is now here and is about reaily to do work as a painter. Kev.H. F. Bnynolds will not take an appoiutmnut for conference this year, but will givo his time to nvaugelistic work on holiunss linns. Hn has removed his family to Montpelier, wbere hn will makn his home. Charlns E. Campbell has removed baok to Washington, wlieuce he came last fall. West Concord. Many of our fariners are now using tin sap bunkeLs aud Improved nvaporators in their sugar placns this season. Easter services were held at the Uni vnrsalist church (J. A. Snitz, jiastor,) and the choir and Sunday-school suceeeded in lnakiug it a vnry interesting occasion. Mr. Walbridge, examiner of schools, is holding teachnrs' examiuatious at Island Pond, South Bloomfield, Guildhall and Wnst Concord. At Island Pond thnrn were thir teeu applicants. Thn exauiination at South Bloomfield Will bn hnld on Tunsday aud Wednnsday, April 7 and H, at Guildhall on Thursday and Friday, April 9aod 10, and at West Coucord, April lfl and 14. The ex aminer hopos teachers will try to be present on the lirst day. Kast Corinth. R. J. Clark has ruturnud to his home. ljj Uzzie M. Hatch, who has bnnn iu Danville for the past two weeks, has re turned. Frauk Nutt and Georgo Miles are to run H. G. Whipple's niill. Kast Montpelier. Mr. Conant of St. Johnsbury has been visitiug in low. Hnnry Keltou is iu fuiling health and has bnen uuder tlin doc tor's care for several weeks. Wiluer Hayford has rented a farm in Wnst Berlin, aud has recently nioveil his family. As a result of the semiuary's couipetitive nxamiuation, iturt Hersey has a free schol arship for the spring terin. - The fam ily of Charles Goodricb were ill with diphtheritlo throat last week, and now Mr. Goodricb is on the sick list. - Miss Freeman of Brookline, Nova Scotia, and Miss Kiuiball of Bostou, were visiting at Mr Dingwall's last week. Jeffurson Dodge, au aged citizen, dind last week Monday, after a long and severe illness. Thn body was taknn to Barre for hurial. " Uuele JelT " was a man of remarkablu memory and will long im remembered for his droll aud wltty sayiugs. KaBt Klmore. George Jcnnings, with his wifn.is visitiug his father, A. O. Jenuiuga. Edward Martin is on the sick list nan George White lost one of his beat cows last week. George A. Morso has rentnd liissuuar ornhard to Will Carpeiiter aud Bert Ward. : Mrs. John Boyce ia sick. Kast Hardwick. l4. 8. Orton has sold his Walden farm for 81,000. Mrs. Norton, sister of Mrs. Palnn, Is sick at tho lattor's resldnnne wlth pncaimonla and hnart dlseaso. Moretown. Mrs. Ohandler Qrtfflth, elghtr-flre ynars old, dind 011 Monday Ht thn rMldenoa of linr son Wllliam. The funnral servlnns took placn at thn housn, and thn rnuiains wnrn taknn tO Duxbury for iiitnrinetit. Her hus band and NTWU nhildren survlvo her. Dr. Waynn Ingalls, a forinnr rnsldent of North Fayston, but for some time past liv Ingin Northfield, dind the Hrst part of last week and his rnmains were tironght to North Fayston 011 Wmlnesilay for Intnrinnni. Warren Tripp Is in town, looklng after his liimber Interesls, be belng onn of thn partnnrsof Tripp, Tciiaut. & Co. Bamey Qlllett is at bome from Burlington on a vacation. Fatlmr Bmlivnt held tnnss at thn Catholln ohiirnh on Sundiiy last. E. Atklns and family are soon to movn from thnir farm in Duxbury Into Mt. Tripp's housn In this village Mrs. Foley has moved into Lewis Pietce's housn oppositn thn poitOfB00i Northlleld. On Friday evening thn lodgns of Go. d Templars at Barrn, Montpelier, Goulds villeand Uoxbury visitnd Northfield lodgn, soventy-elght visitors bning present, and over one hundred of tbe home lodgo at tended thn meeting, Eighteen persous wern initiated. Ri fi eshinents were served and a sonlal timo enjoynd. Thosn from tlie north returned on a spnnlal train at eleven o'clock, but thn meinhers from Itoxliury had to wait till after four o'clock, as thn night nxprnss was dnlaynd. It was au nx- traordlnary gatimring and aeemed to be much enjoyed by all. Thn Odd Bellows of tho seveuth district, Oomprlllng the four lodges of this county, had a vnry sueenssful district, mneting Imre last Thursday. In the afternoon a nandi datn was initiatnd by tho home lodgn, but thn working of thn Hrst, dngrnn had to hn postponed till evening, wlmn it, was worked by the Montpelier lodge. Hiawatha lodge of barre took the second degree and Mont pelier lodge the third, The visiting broth ers returned 011 a special train at twelve o'clock. Supper was served by L. I. Mon tana in tho Bpiseopal ladies' rooms. Dep uty Grand Master Goodell of Burlington was present. Jacob Flanders and wlfe returned last Wednesday from Massachusetts. H. B. Thayer of New York visited his fatlmr, J. C. B. Thayer, on Saturday. Slate's Attorney Peckett. of Bradford waa in town on Friday. Mrs. M. II. Holt, is iu Bos ton buying spring tnillinery. Kast Orange. Kev. S. C. Vail will prnach hnro on April 12 for tho last time before going to confer ence. The quarterly meeting of the Methodists was held last Sunday forenoon. The pre siding elder, Kev. A, B. Truax, delivered an interesting sermon to an andiencn which wonld have been larger but for the bad traveling. Jamea Rouhan, who has been very ill, is now able to be about again. Fred Davis has returned to Manchester. Mrs. Herbert Scott of Concord, N. H., is visiting her parnnts, Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Rlohardaon. North Pomfret. Fred Brownell, wife and daughter, are spending two weeks in Rochester. Miss Gnnevinve Snow has returned from Massachusetts. Mrs. A. G. Snow is sick at A. Howard's. Howard Bush- way has sold his colt to Judd Maxham for one hundred ten dollars. J. Mayo has bought a colt, nearly tliree years old, of T. Ilunt for ninety doilars. M. C. Wbip ple has rented a farm iu Sharon for a year. Randolph. The next regular meeting of tho Ran dolph farmers' league will be hnld at tho I'enter scl I house on Monday, Aiiril ti, at half-past seveu iu tho evening. Thn sub jent of discussion will bn " How shall wo makn and maiknt maple sugar?" It is hoped that every mnmbnr will briug sam- ples ol sugar and syrup of 1ns own prodUO (ion, Invite your friends to join with the leaguo in a social hour, South Itundolph. Farm help was never ao scarce here as at tho present time. Hnnry Walker has bought a fortilo farm of two hundred acres on the slope of Roches ter mouutain for 8500 aud is soon to move tliero. Fred Stevens is contined to tbe house with sickuess, and his housekeeper, Mrs. Einma Gouhl, is also quite ill. - Evans Stevens, uow working for C. I). Peak in West Randolph, is llvingln the house for merly ocoupfed by Mrs. L. P. Burnham. Harry Kent has gone to Fitchhurg, Mass., to work. Edith Fowler and her nephe.w, Myron Fowler, have gone on a visit to Boston and vicinity. Mr. Denten is tnovlng Into thn Brooks bouae in East Bethel, formerly ooonpled by II. W. Fowler. Bddle Grnene of Brattleboro is visitiug hla mother, Mrs. J. Green. Clayton Uackntt has gone to New York city to go into business with his brother, who resides there. West Randolph. The corner clothiugstore is belng frnscoed. Tho Easter services were held at the vari ous churches 011 Sunday Arden A. Flint and hisclerk, Lewis Bean, was armstnd last Wednesday morning for keeping, aelliag and giving way intoxicatlug llquors and for koeplng gambilng and gen eral Daiaanoe rooms. Flint plea-led not gnilty and was arraignnd Thursday afler noon. Kiftnen witnnssns wnre examined. In tho evening, importani dOMMDtary evidnnco was Introdnoed, Thn jury brought in a verdlnt of gullly of onn hiindrnd Hrst ffeMee. Bentenae waa delayed untii Fri day. Kiint's aentenoe waa llWaad eoat (aiiiounl ing to 81) or thn alteruativn niue aud Ma-fiall ynars iiin.arnnration in tho workhouse. NiBt appnalnd, but, afterwsrd withdrew the appeal. Tho case of State agaiust Uiwls Bean was dropped. Sineo Aiigust. 21, 188!, Flint has received :m gallons of whiskny from Boston. On Wednesday thn ollicnrs found 8125 worth of lliiuor In Suiith's block basoinnnt. They also raided thn rooms of Flint, over .1. B. Dyer's livery and disnovered all tho 1m- plemakta aaad in gambllng, Flint pleaded gutlty to tim obarga of keeping gambllng aud general nuisannn rooms and was Hned 9-0 and eosts. Bert (!hadwink and wife wnnt to North Bennington on Monday to takn charge of a stock farm. : Mrs. Albert Chaudler is in town from Hrooklyn. I,. I., attendlng ber uotber, Mrs. E. T. Btadman, Her son Bert is with her. Mrs. Eli.alwth Worthen, daughter of Horten Sargent, was brought hero from Andover, Mass., for hurial on Monday evening. Irvin Ij. Chadwlak was In Burlington, Monday. Watson Flagg dind last Thursday after a short illness. Be was bnrled Saturday wlth Masonlc hOOOfl, Miss Edna Cushman, who has Ismn at home attending her mother, has retiirned to Burlington, West Topsham. N. B. Curtis has bought tlie Almon Pier sons placn. Tho Methodists hnld thnir quarterly 1:011 ferennn at t hn church last Saturday ami at East Orange 011 Sunday. Gilman Bagley delivered four nicely dressed beeyee at Barre last. week at a very low price. He is to start his cart somo timo next month. Amos 8. Jowott was at Montpelier last week purohaaing gooda t put into his new barnesi ahop. Ho is to occupy the store recently vacatwl by C. F. Suiith. Dr. H. L, Watson is alok with diplithnria, and his father, O. L. Watson of Montpelier, is caring for him. Erwin Harvey re tiirned to his school last Monday. David E. Baglev is working for a few days at the saw-mill. Georgo K. Ohnroh was in Barre a few days last week on busi ness. Tho little daughter of Wallace E. Campbell has been sick for a few days, but is Improving, Tunbridge. Our town is now having its turn at the measles. Aiuong those who are suffering from tho disease are Harley Whitney and BfHe Kibby, lalely attending Cholaea Academy. Mrs. Warnor Porter ilied on Friday of pneumonla and her body was lnterred at South Rovalton on Sunday. Sho was one of the oldest membera of Liberty grange, and will bn sadly missed. The funnral of Mrs. Cowdry was held on Moiulay, the 16th, at her house, Rev. Mr. Severauoo of South Royalton ofticiating. She was in her eighty-flfth year and was a devoted mother and good Woiuan. Uer lifo has bnen a sermon on " Patience " to all who knew her. Barnard. Sumner & Co. Mrs. Fred Tuttle Woodward of Lowell is ill. Mass. : Albert is 111 town to help care for his mother, Mrs. Porter. D. P. Grant and wife are botli improving. Waitsfield. There are now but fnw casos of measles In town. The sugar fnstival at tho Congregational churnh was a succeas. The lecture 011 temperanne by Miss Yates of M 11 11, did not come off as advertised, but will he given the last week in April. J. J. Kelty and E. O. Trask were the delo gates to Rutland to investigate the new rail road aoheme, A great deal of eiithusiasm prevails over the project and tho reqnired amount for this town will be forthcoming when its practicahility can be assured. If Dr. Maliana is what be pretends, give us the road. Mrs. J. II. Hastings is very low and fall ing. Mrs. Eiuogene Carlton ia aick. - Georgo Hcath, J. J. Joslin and B. L. Joalyn of Andover, Mass., are in town. r Miss Clara Dana is at D. H. Skiu ner's. Waterbury. M. O. Evans has bought. tho maple sugar bnalneaa of J. C. Griggs. Mr. Griggs liad bttilt up a fine boalnaaa, his sales extnnding to all parts of the country. Mr. Evans is energetic and enterprising, a good trades man and a good judge of thli prodnot. Mr. Griggs' old customers will be well taken care of. Williamstown. Andrnw Biirnham thanks his friends who befriended him after his recent losa. Several pnrsous wnre admitted to mem berabip in tlie Methodist church last Sun day. The subject of tho sermon at tho Method ist oburoh next Sunday will bo " Christ the Wonderful." Our new hotel is nearly completed, and a heautiful Interlor it has. Bteam-heattng apparatiLs is to be put iu at once. Thn Easter concert at the Congregational church 011 Sunday morning was a very pleasant aftatr. The house waa beautlfully OONTINDKH 0 KIOIIT11 l'AOE.) Royal Baking Powder Leads Ail. "The Royal Ilakitig Powder is absolutely pure, for I have so found it in many tests, made both for them and the U. S. Government. The Royal Bak ing Powder Is undoubtedly the purest and most reliable Baking Powder offered to the public. "HENRY A. MOTT, Ph. D." , Late Cln mist for U. S. Government. "All chemical tests to which I have subtnitted it have proved the Royal Baking Powder perfectly healthful and free from every deleterious substance. It is purest in quality and highest in strength of any Baking Powder of which I have knowledge. "WM McMURTRIE, E. M., Ph. D." Late Chemist-in-clnef U. S. Dep 't of Agricultnre, Washington, D. C. "The strength of the Royal is shovvn to be 23 per cent. greater than any other. " As a result of my investigations I find the Royal Baking Powder far superior to the others. It is pure, , contains none but wholesome ingredients, and is of greatest strength. "F. X. VALADE. "Public Anafyst, Otitario, Dominion of Canada." The latest investigations by tho United States and Canadian (io'ernnients show the Royal Bak ing Powder superior to all others in leavening strength, 1 Statements by other miuinfactnrers to the cou trary have been declared by the ofjicial auth rities talsijications of the ojficial reports. Worlh knowing. There never was a time when dress goods were as pretty as now. There never was a time when they were so good. There never was a time when they were so stylish. A nd there never 7vas a time when they coutd be bought for so little money as to-day. We will show you an Ameri can Satine that is good enough to chase a French manufac turer out of the country. It can be bought, too, at a price that no foreign maker ever thought of touching and can't touch. You can have an A merican Gingham, the genuine Park hill Zephyrs, for 15c a yard that no sensible woman would pass by for the Scotch that cost 40c. What we mean is that the American at 15c is better value and a better bargain, will look almost as nicely and will wash as perfectly as the Scotch at 40c. At no other season before this have we been able to put on our counters goods of American make in quality good enough to sell for 75c a yard. We felt compelled to go abroad for that quality in other years. This Year we give you for 75c, Plaids of American make that are reaily superior to the foreign goods of other years, and better than any foreign goods to-day, held at that price. There's a good deal of hum bug in this question of foreign superiority in dress goods fabrics and designs. American ladies are respon sible for most of it. Why, it is enough to cover us all with shame when we have it PROVED to us that the designs on our heautiful French Flannels are nearly all made in America and sent over to the Frenchman to work out. We have the handsomest All Wool Dress Goods, this year. ever produced for 50c a yard, made in American mills, too. At no other time could goods of the quality of now be sold you for 50c. It won't be long before other lands will beboasting over the excellencies of AMERI CAN Dress Goods. We have a department thor oughly organized to attend to all letters of inquiry, or for samples or the filling of orders. We guarantee to please you. Barnard, Sumner & Go. Worcester, Mass.