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Itepillillcritl National Nomination.
LEVI P. MORTON,
OF NF.W YOHK.
l''or l'rosldeiitlnl Electors,
H END RltSON C. WILSON. North Troy.
HENRY It. BTA KT, llakerotleld.
hAUH'S.l. SAFFOItl), Morrlstown.
HENltVC. McDUFFEi:, Ilradford.
The death of Father Sohleyer, the In
ventor of Volapuk, is announced. One of
these days the death of his invented lan
gunge will be announced.
Governor Hill of New York had a bin
democratic reception at Newburgh, N. Y.,
the other night ; and of the thirty-four
members of the reception committee,
winty-tcvai are liquor dealers.
John L. Sullivan, who is just recovering
from a dangerous sickness, says that no
friend of his will ever ask him to drink
again. If John really means this he has
the ability to enforce it. Hut the trouble
with John L. is that he drinks when he is
A curious political bet was made at
Charleston recently. A prominent young
lady of democratic views promises to mar
ry a well-known young mau if Harrison is
elected. 1 not, tne young mau is to pay
the youug woman one hundred dollars
Now we know just what the young lady
considers herself worth.
The newspapers on bcth sides of the
water continue to discuss the question,
"Is Marriage a Failure '" The Londou
Tclcijrnjih has obtained replies on the sub
ject irom no less than 27,000 persons, and
after digesting their testimony concludes
that marriage is not a failure. Thi- is a
Troy, X. Y., has long been a democratic
city, and one reason fortius is just coming
to light. An examination of the registra
tion list in the county shows that it is
honeycombed with democratic frauds.
With two wards in the city yet to be ex
amined, it is found that dead men's names
to the number of 1300 have beeu voted ou
for the last live years.
The democrats carried the country lour
years auo without a postmaster or a tide
waiter to help them They are weakened
rathei th in strengthened by any obtrusive
elforts of office-holders in their behalf
now. A. 1". World.
Grover Cleveland, Don M. Dickinson,
Charles F. Fairchild, Hrndley H. Smalley,
Lj. V. Rcdlngtoii, Hiram Atkins and for
ty thousand federal officeholders, inoie
or less, who are up to their eyes in politics
and doing nothing else of any account,
please take notice.
Four years ago Harvard college and its
immediate vicinity was the centre of mug
wumpery in Massachusetts, and it is
therefore not at all strange that the
free traders in authority there should
have induced the students to hold a free
trade meeting, which was held in Rjstou
under the auspices of the "Turin R -form
Association of Harvard University'' on
Friday evening. It has hitherto been
generally supposed that the founders of
the college intended it as au educational
instead of a political lu-tltutiou.
The recent discharge-" of the passenger
conductors on the Rutland division of the
Central Vermont railroad, occasious con
siderable comment, uot only among the
friends of the men but ou the part of the
public. The conductors were among tho
oldest ou the road, were popular with the
travelling public and for aught appears
have always been faithful to the com
pany's interests. Of course no one ques
tions the right of the railroad oilicials to
hire and discharge whom they please ; but
tliey might at least Ull them why. It is
less than justice to such old employes, to
allow them to remaiii under the stigma
which necessarily attaches to such sum
mary dismissals provided no fault at
taches to their conduct. If they have been
unfaithful, let the fact be stated.
It is easy to see why New York city poll
tics are of such national interest and why
Secretaries Willi uey and Fairchild and
other prominent membeis of the adminis
tration leave their desks at Washington
to attend to the democratic quarrel be
tween Tammany and the county democ
racy, when it is remembered that that
city casts about one quarter of the whole
vote of the great State ot New Y'ork : A
reason tor the bitterness of the contest
over the mayorality may be also found In
Mr. Hewitt's statement that "the iucom
iug mayor will have the appointment of
twenty-three commissioners and heads of
departments for terms so long as to con
trol the government ot the city with its
vast expenditures for mauy years, to
The Inhabitants of the North and South
Islands, which constitute the greater
portion of Grand Isle county, ask aid
trum the State to enable them to oriilge
the gut which separates them from each
other. That such a brldue is greatly needed
by them, will be obvious to any who will
consult the map and the facts of their
situation. They propane lo bear the lar
ger share of tho expense their. -elves, hwI
to raise, and expend a heavy nix before.
the State puts in any money. The sltua
tlon of these towns is peculiar. Largely
Isolated from the rest of tho State, nnd
cut oil from railroad facilities, and from
many advantages possessed by tho In
habitants of the mainland, it does not
seem unreasonable that they should ask
the assistance of tho Statu in an enter
prise which Is probably qulto too heavy
for them to lift alone. We trust that the
representatives of the other and wealthier
counties will he disposed to favor their
"Two tilings," remarks the New York
Shu, with equal truth and clearness," are
now happening to Secretary Falrchlld's
estimated surplus of S.Vi.-IU'.i.ttOU Instead
of his total estimated expenditure of f32(i,.
"30,71)3, we have in fact a total of appro
priations, passed by the democratic House
and signed or to be signed by Mr. Cleve
laud, amounting to M04,f00,000. That
cuts olf I3a,000,000 of the surplus nt one
end. liiste ul of Mr. Fnirchlld's total esti
mated receipts of ,)i3,O0U,0U0, every indi
cation points to a total not exceeding
i-MI.PiM.OOil ; for the first quarter's letiirns
U'C already in, auil the ratio of the lirst
(Hurler's receipts to those ot the whole
year has been quite acciuately octet mine I
by experience. That would cut J22,U).),tj(iiJ
from tlie other end of Mr. Falrchlld's sur
plus of f.V -hi'.VJOti. Net result, no surplus
whatever, but an actual deficit ot three
and a half million dollars.
Probably there was some mistake in re
porting the eloquent remarks nfVdo by
Lieut. Col. Samuel M. Piugree at the re
union of the Fourth regiment. It Is not
likely that he claimed without qttallllcn
tlou that the Fourth had more olllcers
killed and mortally wounded than any
other Vermout regiment, or that It had
fewer deserters than any other. The
Fourth was a capital regiment, and every
one of its members has a right to be proud
of his membership of it. The Sixth Ver
mont, however, had as many olllcers killed
and mortally wounded, while the Seven
teenth Vermont In its twelve month's ser
vice had two more olllcers killed in battle
and who died of wounds than the Fourth.
As for deserters, the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh,
Eighth and Tenth of otf three years regi
ments lost fewer men by desertion than
the Fourth, while the nine months regi
ments had sc.ircely any deserters. One
Vermont regiment, the Fourteenth, lost
not a man by desertion, a record perhaps
not paralleled by that of any other full
infantry regimeut that was in the Held for
au equal time.
Mr. B'a'ne was entirely correct in the
general statement in his UulTulo speech,
that, as a rule, such protection as is ac
corded to special American industries by
the Mills bill, was granted as favors to in
lluential democrats interested in them ;
but he was wrong in his intimation that
Collector and Acting Democratic Na
tional Committeeman Smalley of Ver
mont secured the exemption of marblo
from the free list. Our genial nnd intelli
gent autocrat of the federal spoils in Ver
mout undoubtedly approves such exemp
tion, lor, if we understand his views, he
is not a free trader, and believes the
forcing of the free trade issue by the pres
ident to be the vital and probably fatal
blunder of the campaign ou the demo
cratic side. But in point of fact the
change iu the Mills bill by which the
blow originally struck by it at the whole
marble industry of the country was avert
ed, was secured by the Southern quarry-
men, owners of marble quarries iu Ala
lnuia and other Southern States, who no
tified the managers ot the bill that there
would be the tallest kind of kicking iu
their states if marble was kept on the free
list. The committee accordingly came
down, and allowed marble considerable
protection, though Gov. I'roctor and Mr.
Sleivart, repiesenltng far heavier marble
Industries at the North, had previously
plead iu vain even for a hearing on the
Mr. iilalne is also quite " out " in apply
ing to Mr. Smalley the title of ' Keep -r ol
the democratic con-cieuce in Vermont."
There is no democratic conscience In Ver
mont. A copy of the Montpelier l'ntrint of
November 111, 1S40, lor which we are in
debted to an obliging friend, shows some
thing of the (inference betweeu the jour
nalism of that day and this. This was
the is-ue of the I'ntrlnl following the
election of Gmi. William Henry lUrrison,
and was printed six days after the elec
tion. The editor, Mr. Marston, had dis
covered and mourns sore over the general
result in the country. As for the election
in Vermont, the entire space devoted to it
iu the twenty-four columns of Ids paper
was a piragrapn of a dozen lines, the nub
of which was the following: "The fed
eralists have cirried the State by about
what majority they pleased. We have
taken no pains to collect returns and can
see no ueuesslty for publishing them :"
He did append, however, returns from
Montpelier, Harre, Monioe mow Wood
bury), Chelsea, Hyde Park and Sudbury,
all ot which gave democratic majorities.
Not another fact or tlgure about the elec
tion In his own State is mentioned. The
editor of tiie present Mompelier I'atrlitt
three weeks from now is going to feel,
oyer the election of (Sen. Hen. Har
rison, just as his predecessor did over tho
election of the general's grandfather;
but he will haidly make his readers put
up with returns from but three towns iu
ins own county and from but six In the
State at large. There has been progress
In news-gathering aud in the demands of
ntwspauer readers, iu the last fifty years.
A Fruit less Session,
The session of Congress which ended ou
Saturday was not only the longest one on
record, but one ot the most fruitless. He
yond the appropriation bills, for carrying
ou the government, hardly au Important
public measures was passed in a continu
ous session which occupied a full year
lacking forty-five days. Of tho two leading
measures, the free trade Mills bill was not
expected to. pass the Senate, and was pass
ed by the House chiefly as au electioneering
device to satisfy the Southern freetraders
aud hold the votes of the Northern free
trade mugwumps. The other, the Senate
tariir bill, If It iiad readied a vote in aud
pased the Semite, could not have passed
the House. The meagrenessin the lesiilts
of the session was the natural consequence
of the want of statesmanship and general
Incompetency ou the part of tho demo,
cratic maj uity of the House. TheSenate
kept its business well up, aud little blame
for needless delay or waste of time lies at
its door. Of course there was small en
couraiwmeut for senators to originate
measures which stood no chance of pass
ing the House. The record of the session
is thus a record of dawdling anil talk, and
there is no reason to expect anything bet
ter till the republicans again resume con
trol ot both branches ot Congress. For
the last month of tho session no quorum
was present in either House a period of
tho kind, we think, without precedent. A
session like this, devoted entirely to president-making
and unmaking, affords a
powerful argument for an extension of
the presidential term to six years.
Our I'ubliu Schools.
If our legislators, assembled at Mont
pelier, do not understand that the ci edit
and wellare of our Stute is bcrlously en
dangered by thecuuditlon of our common
schools, it Is not. because the subject has
uot been strongly called to their attention.
For years our governors, leading educa
tors, newspapers aud public men have
bteu uttering earnest words of warning
and advice ou this subject. The simple
truth is and our legislators must realize
it that Vermont, which keeps to the
front fn mm y things, is lagging woefully
In the matter of public edncitlon. Our
State is not only far behind most of the
Northern Stales, In this matter, and fall
Ing farther and larther behind them every
year, but she Is not keeping up with hei-s-lf.
With a considerable Increase of ag
gregated material wealth, and a quite gen
eral increase of aver.igo prosperity among
almost all classes of our people, our com
mon schools are uot as good as they used to
be. Our people, as a whole, live iu better
houses, wear better clothes, have more
comforts and luxuries iu their homes and
ou their tables than they had thirty years
ago, but their children are not as well
taught us they were thirty years ngo.
Illiteracy In incnnnlnu In I enu nt. It
makes no difference that our illiterates
are for the mcst part uot of native
stock. They are here, and they huvts got
to be educated and made lit for cltizun-
ship, or there will be sad consequences iu
future. Even now Vermont Is beginning
to bo poiuted at witli surprise If not with
scorn by the people of other States, for
ker seeming lntlilTereuce,to this subject.
The Green Mountain State,they say, which
boasts of the Intelligence of her people and
whloh wo have been taught to look
to as a model commonwealth, is
retrograding iu intelligence and education.
The statistics of her bchools show this
mortifying fact and we cannot deny it.
But if tills condition of tilings can
not be denied. It can be remedied, and It is
theduty of the'ptesetit Legislature to up
ply a remedy. The case does uot admit
ot further delay.
What are the causes ot the decadence of
our commou schools Whether the school
Commission, which has been giving care
ful study to the subject for two years.
answer this question iu their report, we
do not know. That report ouwht to
have been printed and laid before every
member, at the opening of the session.
Hut if it has as yet appeared at Montpelier
no copy of it has reaclie 1 this ofllce, aud
how tar, if at all, the Commission have
probed tills part of the subject we are uot
aware. Somu of the causes, hoA'ever, are
not far to seek. Our commou schools are
On account of prevailing parsimony and
neglect on the part of the taxpayers;
On account of the pitiably small num
bers of scholars In a large proportion of
the schools, due to attenuation of pupula
tlon aud other changes, in the rural dis
tricts. On account of luefliciency, Incapacity,
indolence and favontlsni on the part ot
many town superintendents.
On account of consequent ignorance
ind inelllciency ou the part ot lar too
On account of Incurable delecls in our
present system of normal schools.
On account ot the abolition of the State
Hoard of Education a body of experienc
ed and intelligent educstors,;who, in form
er days, gave gratuitous but most valu
able service to the public.
On account r,f inadequate and iusulll-
cleutly organized general supervision
mote skilled and intelligent supervision
being needed for the schools than one
State superintendent can possibly supply.
ill the bill which has been reported by
the school commission teach these sources
of weakness iu our present system, and
alford adequate remedies ' Tills question
we will try to consider, with all the cm-
dor and judgment we can give to it, in a
subsequent article or articles.
Tho Outlook in Indiana.
Next to New York, Indiana becomes the
most important of the doubtful States
because the electoral vote of the State is
equal to that ot Connecticut and New Jer
sey together. Tho democrats are of course
making a great effort to carry the State
hut past elections and present prospects
indicate republican success. Only twice
since 1800 has Indiana chosen democratic
electors and that was in ISTii and iss
when Thomas A. Hendricks of Indiana
was upon the democratic ticket. The ele
ment of State pride which helped bring
about democratic success twelve and four
years ngo is now interested iu behalf of
(Jen. Harrison, who will have tho votes of
many democrats because they thoroughly
respect him and "want to see an Indiana
man president of tho Tinted States."
Kx-Governur Porter says that out among
the people, with democrats as well as re
publicans, ho llnds a feeling of pride In
the fact that Indiana has at last got a can
didate nominated for tho presidency. For
a great many years Indiana has sought
this houor regularly at the conventions of
both parties, but unsucessfully until uow.
This fact has created a State pride that
Governor Porter believes will give Gener
al Harrison a large number of votes from
outside his own party and wholly inde
pendent of any of the issues involved. The
majority of tho 5000 mugwumps iu ltsS-i
nre supporting Harrison this 'ear, al
though of course there are some fu e t ad
ers there as elsewhero whose devotion -o
Cleveland is so stubborn that they stick
to him In spite of the failure ot his reform
pretensions. The old.'Boldlers are cr.tUu-
lastic over the candidacy of Gen. Harri
son for ptesldent and Gen. Hovey for
governor. The democratic organl.a
tlon Is notK-ahly Inferior to that
of tho republican. Their poll of the State
has not been aiiy where netras perfect and
Is of a very unsatisfactory cfmrncK r lo
them. The republican poll shows an i stl
mnted majority of 18,'lKl In eight con
gresslonal districts and allows the demo
crats a majority ot S.liUUn the remalmui'
five districts, being a net republican
majority of lo.MKi iu the Slate. Hut ever"
inch of ground will bo tii'b.M.'ruly ( un
tested aud the tight will vax rtarmatas
election day draws nigh.
CITY AND VICINITY.
The Venetian blind factory Is running
a quarter of a day extra time.
Tho six new electric lights on the lower
road to Winooskl are greatly appreciated
The young ladles of tho Methodist
church arc preparing for a chocolate drill
to be given soon.
The roof timbers for tho Y. M. C. A.
building nre being rapidly put in place
aud the structure will soon be enclosed,
The date for the appearance of Miss
Mary Howe at the opera house is Novem-
er 1), Instead of the 7th as previously an
Tlie l. M. C. A. conrso will open next,
Tuesday night at tlie College street church
with a concert by the Musln concert
Tho faculty ot the University of Ver
mont were pleasantly entertained, Wednes
day evening by Prof. S. F. Kmerson at his
residence ou Maple street.
The transportation business continues
to be good. Wednesday 05 cars were sent
out from this station, including three ex
Ira trains to Kssex Juuctlon.
Ou the New York train going north
Monday night a vote was taken ou presi
dential prelerences. Out of 21 voters 20
were for Harrison and Morton.
The weighing of the malls to ascertain
what proportion the railroad companies
shall be paid for transporting the same
will be completed next Saturday.
Excursions are being arranged for
Dull's Opera company In "A Trip to
Africa" next Monday night from Middle
bury, Vergennes and Plattsburgh.
Work on the walls of A. A. Huells new
house on Prospect street is making good
progress. A number ot drives have been
laid out, which it is expected will be com
pleted this fall.
The out shipments of freight fromjthls
city are heavy, being larger than ever be
fore at this season of the year, indicating
a prosperous trade among the wholesale
dealers ot the ity.
Tlie Sherman military band is making
arrangements to give a series ot dances at
the American hotel, for the purpose of
securing funds with which to renew some
ot their instruments.
A huge employer of labor In tills city
estimates that fully TOO men are idle at
this season on each rainy day, and for the
past few weeks that has been fully three
quarters ot the time-.
The parade ot the Rutland lire depart
ment was to have been held Wednesday,
it having been postponed five times. It was
again postponed, aud now they have
about declddd to give it up.
A speciul tiain in charge of Conductor
Suiuvllle was tun to Jelicho Friday
with the remain- of the late Mrs. L. K.
Spaulding aud the funeral party. The
train letnrned to this city at 1.13.
A college loot ball team will be' formed
at once, when the boys will go into active
training preparatory to a tour which
they expect to take in Massachusetts
aud Connecticut sometime iu November.
Mcs-ers. E. F. Henderson, W. I,. Stone
and W. J. Henderson show good evl
deuce of their skill as marksmen as a re
sult t.f their hunting trip to Colchester
point and other hunting grounds, includ
14 ducks, 1 partridges and other game.
Several of the railroad employes think
that there wlii he another shower of bine
envelope soon, aud tlie question of where
the liuliMng is to strike is exciting a more
than a disinterested curiosity among
Mr. V. P. llason met with a severe tall
iu his barn Sunday, but was around as
usual until Monday, leeling quite badly,
he consulted a doctor and found that he
had broken one of his ribs. He will be
confined to the house for several days.
Our Hurry of snow Sunday was a storm
in many places, the mountains ou tlie east
being entirely white aud along the line of
tlie Hurlingtou & Lamoille, iu Jericho,
Underbill and Cambridge, the snow was
fully au inch deep yesterday.
Station Ageut Tyler moved into the new
station at Shelburue Monday, and train
No. 13 was tho lirst one which drew up to
the new building. It is expected that a
cottage lor the use of the station agent
will be built on laud adjoining tlie depot.
The Musiu concert company iwhich
will appear in the Y. M. C. A. course
here next Tuesday evening, have been en
gaged by the associations iu some ot the
largest cities ot the country, including
Philadelphia, St. Louis, Albany and
Two physicians wete engaged iu conver
sation yesterday and one ot them said it
could uot be claimed that at least ono of
his patients died a natural death. "How-
was that ?" asked the other, to which the
loconlc reply was "He died before I could
get to him.
According to the amendment to tlie con
stitution of the State Medical society
adopted at Montpelier, each annual meet
ing during the off year of the Legi.-latuie
is to be held in Lurlingtou, tlie alternate
meetings to be held at Montpelier as here
tofoie. Two citizens of Hurlingtou have madea
bet on the result in Indiana, the loser to pay
for a supper at either the hotel Hurlingtou
or van Ness house to all the friends
the winner may wish to invite. As soou
as thi hotel is decided upon, tho proprie
tors will do well to begin to lay Iu a stock
of provisions at once.
The Mini of fCno has been placed in the
bauds of ono ol our prominent business
lt ms to lie laid ou the Cleveland end of
several composition wagers. When the
owner of the money was told that he
would tlnd a quick taker for It If ho was
lllng to place It ou the general result,
oe declieed to do so.
There Is a man In tho north part of tlie
city who is confined to his bed oy an at
tuck of typhoid fever, out who manages
to c.riy en his ibdly business by menus of
a telepl.onc whl jh he has had put up with
in convenient reach. This is enterprise
with a Tengeauce.
Sunday was one of the most disagree
able days ot tlie season. A cold north
west wind prevailed all day and there was
n lively snow squall during tho morning,
the snow melting however as it touched
the mound. A miuimum temperature of
l degrees was recorded.
A resident grimly hinted yesterday
tl.ul l,u I,,,, I 1 raimrl i.f 1,111.1
being introduced Iu the Senate to prevei.t
the denuding of forests as a protection
against drouth, and ho wondered it the
protracted rnlus this fall had anything to
do with the aforesaid negligence.
One democrat in this city offered to bet
M to 120 with a certain republican that
Cleveland would carry New York State,
the money to be placed in a certain many
hands. The Harrison money was on hand
but the Cleveland money had not shown
up Is hours later.
H. L. Palmer, who has driven the Hines
burgh stago tor several years, reports that
the roads are hlmost impassable. They
were badly cut up by the heavy teaming,
and uow the most of the driving between
here and Hinesburgli Is done over another
road, fully two miles farther.
The season tickets for the Y. M. C. A.
course are selling well and tlie Indications
point to a successful series of entertain
ments. Ab the course opens next Tues
day evening those intending to buy
season tickets should purchase them at
at once, in order to obtain the benefit ot
the first entertainment.
Mr. T. L, Kinney of South island has
raised 1000 barrels of lirst class tipples this
season which he has stored in a special
building built for the purpose and will
send them to market In New York during
the coming winter. Apples are now being
shipped to tlie New Yolk market from
northern New York over tlie Central
Mayor Henry and Chief of Police
Dumas, upou further Investigation, de
cided tnat the evidence against Ollicer
Hills Is insufficient, and lie was accord
ingly restored to his place on the police
force Tuesday, beginning his duties the
same evening. Ollicer Les-or, who tempo
rarily supplied Hills'.-, place, has been re
lieved until a further opening presents it
self. The Sherman Military band intend giv
ing a series of promenade concerts at the
City Hall the coming winter instead of at
tlie American hotel, the lirst of which
will be given soon. There will be a con
cert by the band from s until !) o'clock
each evening, to be followed by dancing
until 10:30. The object is to establish a
fund lor new uniforms next seusou.
The special committee consisting of Al
dermen Rand, Smith and John-on ap
pointed by the Hoard of Aldermen to con-,
suit with the judges of the County Court
relative to the desired purchu-e by the
comity of additional land adjoining the
jail property, have made them a proposi
tion to sell to them 41 feet on the east side
and five feet on the west side for ?2."oo.
Two strangers who were iu town, evi
dently acquainted wi:h each other, were
talking politics, one being a repul llcan
and the other a democrat. The latter was
very ptisistent in desiring to wager ib)
on the coming election, while the republi
can repeated the statement several times
that he was not abetting man. Finally
becomir.g somewhat exa-per.ited by his
friend aud tlie J.10 bill whlcti wa- shaken
in his tace, he produced a like amount
and said he would take it ; but the demo
crat Immediately put ids money in his
pocket with the remark he gue-sed lie
didn't care to bet.
Aft r tlie parade Tuesday the Relief
Hose company accepted au invitation trom
the Kthans to visit their purlors where a
short time was spent iu forming acquain
tances that will doubtless be plea-antly
renewed hereafter. While there Mr. W.
L. Paitison iu behalf of the vl-Itors in a
neat little speech extended an invitation
to the Kthans to visit Plattsburgh on the
occasion of the New York State liremaus'
tournament aud convention next Augu-a
dipt. L.iue responded in a happy manner,
thanking the company lor their kind invi
t.itiou and saying tiiat it wcu'.d probably
In speaking of the inspection and pnrade
of the lturllngton lire department tlie
Plattsburgh Tdnjriun says: "Relief
Hose company of this place, was present
by special invitation of Chief Engineer
Perkins. The Reliefs were invi'ed to
inspect tlie department, together with the
mayor aud aldermen of the city. The
parade took place at 1:50 p. in., aud was a
great success. Immediately after the
parade the Relicts were escoited by the
Ethan Alien Engine company to their
rooms and were given a royal receptlou.
Our boys cannot say too much iu praise of
their tmitment at the hands of the
The annual reception to tho students
of tlie university by the Young Men s
Christian association occurred Wedues
day at Temperance Hall through the cour
tesy of the (iood Templar.-. About ."0 of
the students were present beside members
of the faculty and clergymen. The visit
ors were welcomed by Mr. V. J. Van Pat
ten and President Huckham lespouded in
behalf of the students. Rev. C. F Carter
lor the churches welcomed the students to
the city. Prof. Goodrich read selections j
Irom Thomas Hood and music was fur-1
nished by a double male quartette. Later i
in the evening refreshments were served
by H. N. Coon through the kindne-s of i
the ladies' auxiliary, anil a pleasaut time
I'Avrou wn.co.vs si..v.ndi;k si n , I
Cotiimiiiileut Ion Ikmii tbo (HUcial Hoard of1
tint Miulliiirii .Hethndlxt Church. '
To tho lMitorof the Ktee Press:
Inasmuch as several items have been
published in different editions ot the
Flii:i. Pui'.-s In relation to our pastor, the
Rev. C. F. Wilcox touching his suit for
slander at Johnstown, N. Y., the official
board of the Methodist KpUcop.il church
ot Shellnini,Vt., would respectfully make
the following statement : One of our
number, Mr. Lee Tracy, was present at
the trial held at Johnstown, N. Y , Octo
ber 15, isss and the Rev. Dr. Homer E.iton
ot Hurlingtou was iu attendance nt the
former trial held at the same place m
Febtuiuy last. After listening to state
ments from these gentlemen and others fa
miliar with the case, we are fully cdnvinc
ed that the Rev. Mr. Wilcox is innocent of
each and every charge made against
him aud that said charges are false and
without foundatlou in fact, and we
firmly believe that he lias been guilty of
uo act Inconsistent with the high charac
ter which he has always sustained as a
Ofirlstlan gentleman and minister ot the
F. R. STOPP.MtP, )
Li:i: TiiAcv, Committee.
R. J. WlllTK.
Sliclhurn, October 23, IbbS.
The items referred to as having ap
peared Iu the 1'iihi: Pf.Kss were taken
from another paper which we supposed
was iu a position to know the circum
stances of the case. We are glad to mint.
the roiiiir.r.iut'on of tho (,o..i".ittee, '
which ought to tettlo the matter.
Cllimull COUNCIL. AT MII.TON.
1'nnloriil Koliitliin of Itov, ,), I., SfltToll (C
Din Ciiiigremttliinal Church llolvtMl.
The council called for the dismissal ol
Rev. J. L, Sewall, convened nt the Congre
gational church In Milton, Tuesday after
noon, at two o'clock, the churches ot
Colchester, South Heto, Essex Junction
and the First aud College street churches
of Hill lington, being represented. Dr. E,
Hawes was chosen moderator and Rev. J.
T. Harris henbe. After reading the
action ou the part of the chmcn, followed
by words of explanation irom the resign
ing pastor and by remarks showing the
deep regret on the part ol the church in
submitting to this dissolution, l he follow
ing resolution was adopted by the
Whcrcnn, Hin lie v. John I,. Bewail has
tcnde'Cd hisiesljrnnltoii ol the tnlorul oilier
i I tills elm rcli iiiei the chinch hua accepte
the same, be it resolved by the coiined en-KUKe-d
in the premise, that l lie acta n ol tins
church and ts un-tur lie ml Hied ami that tin.
pasturiite be chui'lveil silbj ct to the cond
tl' nsol the letter cf resignation.
The eciuneli woti.il "lai-e on record Its jm
euluir siiiipatliy "Uh tnis church in the ( i
ilcnt tenderness which this stop husmad(
manifest toward Its pastor and In the pa)
winch this leluaie has J' ccu-:oned, ra sin,
the ipieij whuth'T there may not wisef bi
more lraternai cinlderatlou ou the Pbrt oj
churches In euliinir ettled mlnlt' rs iroir.
their fields of Useful service. It is further Uw
earnest wish ol the. council thtit Hut rhun I'
raiiy be divlneiy irinded ami hlc-nl in all '
future relations hihi that there m,o t, no Itn
palniiclit nt ,t - i Hi irni'j.
The council i xiue-si s deep irgr t nt tin
los ot brother -i-wa'l trotu thi lie nrhtioi h' Kit)
reei-u-i luik.' with gratitude the (fill,,!, y tha'
h ,s eh iracieri.ed ins liihors here, ihi- pint ol
he'pl i,llne-s di-pltii d by hi u to tin i.rethrei
and his wlse.j extended in-tmue ntaiin
throughout the Stjte in the Int. rest id tin
younger 111 c ol tin- church. We wouid hear'
i y commend him to the chinch ol Ins luturc
hilinr. a- an anle. .i-almis ami coutecrut
minister ol the church of Christ.
Mr. W. H. Vlall ot West Randolph has
gone to Dakota on a business and pleasuru
trip combined, expecting to return in De
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Shedd started for
California Wednesday, where they exoecf
to spend tlie winter. They will visi
friends ou the way.
Clinton County ltepnblU-aus
At their convention at Plattsbur.I'
Wednesday the republicans of Ldlutou
county made these nominations Member
of Assembly, tien. S. Mo'Iitt of Piatt
burgu ; county clerk, J. P. Hrenuau o
Plattsburgh : justice ot session-, G
Mender ot Dannemora ; coroners, J)
Phillips of Mooers aud J. J. Robinson or
AVtlat Woiiiku Can do.
Twenty-live thousand women have e
istered in Hoston to vote at the coming
election : aud thousands more will regis
ter What does it mean Simply tb s
"When women will, they will, ' sll ntly
but surely the subtle Influence ot our
mothers, sisteis, sweethearts, has shaped
our country's end, causing them to be
respected as are no otlier women ou the
tace of the arlli. Then why deny 'he'r
the right to vote It a woman can teach
school better than a . man, why pay her
ten dollars a week aud him twenty ' And
soou In other avocations. Just assuieij as
that a woman can tend a baby better than
a man, just so certainty can she care tjr
auy animal better . raise Mowers and egg
tend chicken-, etc. A man living uent
Huston, clears 615,000 yearly rai-ing poul
try aud eugs. Two women, living in Au
burndale, formerly school teachers on
-mall -alaries, now bid fare to outstrip
the mau before mentioned . their eggs
alwajs fresh, have become famous Every
wife or daughter living near a village or
large market, can make many dollars each
vear rai-lng eggs. For example. Mis.
Eunice Goodwin, East Livermore. Me
.-ays . ' In lour weeks, last autumn, my
thirty hens laid MI eggs. I then ted them
Sheridan's Condition Powder, advertise
to make hen- lay . and lu chjht trie - they
laid -lis. Having sold twelve the remain
der 1 ill 1 -15 eggs iu eight weeks. I am
satisfied the Powder is excellent. Oue of
my Polish hen-, which I could notbuv for
sJ 00 would have died but tor Sheridan
Powder So much for It sure." The new
edition of a book just published called the
Farmer-' Poultry Guide, contains much
Information on the above subject I s.
.Iohti-on i: Co., 22 Cn-totn Hou-e street,
Ho-tou, Ma.-.-., the only mauutacturers of
Sheridan's Powder to make hens lnj will
.-end a Guide, postpaid, to any address
tor 25 cents in stamps ; or two 25 cent
packs of Sheridan's Powder and the book
tor do cents . 5 patks il. A large 2
pound can of the Powder and tlie Gulue
sent lor id 20, po-tpald : six cans, f5, ex
press piepatd. A testimonial circular
in i: i).
.1 1 n-o.N, In Hunt lug ton, Oct. is, 1-ss, II W
.liulsou, aged ill jiuirs.
I)l'us In thi-s city, Oct. 20, Delia young
est ilauKhler ol Jerome and the lute la ?a ict'
Uumus, ailed ','3 yearn.
Ilisiiop. In llo, ton, Vt., Cc. 30. su ldenly
Mit. II. II. 11 shop.
Welch. At Willlston. Vt . Sunday, Oi f. 21,
I)r. AimiiC. Wueh, imed Tl ears.
Vl.sen.NT. In this city. Oct
dauuhter of ,1. T. and M. A. A.
1 cai and 1 ' days.
22. I'. "I'l'i
Itit vnv. In this city. Oct. SI, Mrs. Ann lira
dy, lived 1- years.
11 m in K -hi ibis i fv. October
eon oi llorm e and Murj Hal n
ears .nut 7 month?.
21. il. ies.
K, tm'cd -
This powder never varies. . marvel ot pu
rity, strencth and wliol fewness. Move
economical than tho ordinary kinds, and can
not bo sold In competition with the multitude
fobow test, siiorl weight aluia or pliosnhato
powders. SM mli in can. lto.i, Hakino
I'ownEii Co.. ton Wall St.. N. . 1J0 di-w
WANT 13 D.
A few more clllelent agents to sell Vermont
lu the Civil War, the second volume of which
is in srly ready, and a pood share of tho State
Is not ) et canvassed. Addri-ss the publishers,
1'iee I'rea Association, Ilurllnirion, Vt