THE LEADING LOCAL NEWSPAPER IN EASTERN AND CENTRAL VERMONT.
WEST RANDOLPH, VTM OCTOHKlt. 11, 1888.
MRS. BROWN AND MRS. GREEN. .
Said Mrs. Brown to Mrs. Green, In vain my laundress boils and rubs
What makes your garments look so clean? The clothes, and labors at hi r tubs;
No speck or dirt on them is seen
To mar your linen's glossy sheen ;
Your woolen dress that was so soiled,
I thought that it was surely spoiled,
Now looks as spick and span as though
It never had been spattered so!
This fine old lace is firm and white ;
Your silk hose keep their colors bright:
My newest garments soon look worn,
Get ("freaked and lustcrlcss and torn.
Said Mrs. Green, in turn: My dear.
Poor soap has spoiled your clothes I fear,
Compelled your laundress first to boil.
Then spend her days in fruitless toil.
My laundress uses Ivory Soap,
And in its cakes for you there's hope;
Your shawl, your gloves, are spotless, too; What in my clothes so pleases you.
That old print gown seems really new! To Ivory Soap is wholly due.
A WORD OF WARNING.
There are many white soaps, each represented to be "just as pood as the
1 Ivory' j" they ARE NOT, but like all counterfeits, lack the peculiar and remark
able qualities of the genuine. Ask for "Ivory" Soap and insist upon getting it.
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Heaflanarters for all tinrls ol
Largest assortment of Tablets
The olliciitl count for (Jovcrnor gives
Dillingham u majority of 27,718 and a
plurality of 2!,0H3, the largest majority
ever given for a Governor in Vermont.
Mr. Dillingham u the 45111 governor of
the State, is 45 years of age and among
the youngest men who have occupied
the position that he now fills.
Both liranchi sof the legislature were
soon put into workinsr order. Senator
Hates was made president pro tern., and
Rev. J. A. Pierce of West Kundolph
was chosen chaplain. W. A. Lord of
Montpt'lier is reporter of the Senate.
In the House Maj. Josiah Grout was
chosen speaker, Hev. Klihu Snow of
Swanton chaplain, W. W. Stickney,
clerk, with two assistant clerks and re
porters. The work seems to have been
done speedily and with a quite general
unanimity of feeling. The '"free fight"
which the Argus hoped that the Re
publicans would have among themselves
did not etime off. The Republicans
know how to conduct business in a dig
nified and straight-forward manner.
In the Xorth the third party draws
its strength mainly from the republican
ranks. In the South it draws its forces
mainly from the democracy. Down in
that section of the country th"y are not
pushing for victory. They would not
take a Southern stale out of the hands
of the democrats if it can possibly be
avoided. In Virginia they make no
secret of their purpose to draw votes
enough from the republican ranks in
doubtful states in the North and strong
temperance states to throw the election
into the hands of the democrats. Their
policy is .to prevent the republicans
from coming into power again, with
the hope that if this is done the party
will be broken up and their own chanc
es of success in 18112 will be greatly in
creased. The man who votes the pro-
libition ticket gives himself away to the
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The W. C. T. I', of Vermont has
just held its annual convention in Rut
laud. Some excellent addresses were
made, and a great many resolutions
were passed. Most of these resolutions
touched upon moral questions and are
full of an excellent spirit. We like all
that is said about the uso of tobacco,
about our public schools, the moral
training of our children, etc. AVe do
not like J ho stand these women take in
politics. The republican party in Ver
mont goes just as fast and just as far
in temperance legislation as the senti
ment of the people will warrant, far
ther even than can be enforced with
success. We have no hesitation in
saying that the republicans will advance
legislation just as fast as circumstances
will admit, moral tone justify and the
need thereof appears. Could a prohi
bition governor and legislature do any
thing more? We go heart and hand
with them in all moral efforts, but ask
them to let politics alone.
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The State Senate is unanimously re
publican for the first time since 18S0.
Gov. Onnsbee's reception is described
ns a brilliant social affair. The press
has three representatives in the Senate,
Fisk, Simonds and Perkins. Three of
the present members were members of
the last Senate, Runker, IJatcs and F.
K. Smith of Moutpelier. Thirteen of
the representatives were re-elected from
the last House ; 3'.l have been members
before and 10 have been senators. In
regard to occupation farmers take the
lead, there being 135 in both brauches.
The rest are made up of merchants and
professional men with some manufac
turers. The religious preferences of
the members of the Hou-e are widely
various as usual, 2 having no prefer
erence. The height, avoirdupois, col
or of hair and eyes, appetite, idiosyn
eraMcs, etc. have not yet been announc
ed. Fred lri.vhind. a rcphew of Mrs.
Dillii.Ehani. lias Ih-cii selected as sec
rctarv of i il 5id military afi'airs by
The messages of the retiring and in
coming governors have been delivered
and published and made accessible to
the voters of the state. Gov. Orms
bee's message is a sort of valedictory
that he is not obliged to give but whic
custom leads the public to expect. lie
tells what ho has done during his ad
ministration of state affairs, but does
not tender much advice to his successor,
His observations upon matters and es.
penally upon the institutions of the
state have their value as coming from
a man who has been placed iu a posi
tion to watch public sentiment and note
public demands, Mr. Ormsbee may
not be a brilliant man, but he is clear
headed and possesses a good measure
of common sense. AVe have heard no
fault found with the appointments he
has made under special legislative acts
and we believe lie has carried out lciris.
lative directions in a satisfactory man
ner. He states that he has visited the
institutions, except one or two, where
our beneficiaries are provided for and
finds things satisfactory. In regard to
savings banks, he thinks that if the
present policy is to be pursued by them
some legislation is needed to protect
the interests of poor depositors for whom
they were designed or compel the large
accumulations of the wealthy to bear a
share of the public burdens. He ex
presses great interest and some solicit
title regarding the matter of education.
He recognizes the fact that our school
system is not a good one, that the pres
ent condition of many of our schools is
deplorable. While in the villages and
wealthy districts the schools may be do
ing well, in the back districts they are
growing poorer. Under a special act
he appointed a school commission to
report to the present session, and this
report is now before the legislature.
I he report consists of a new bill with
an explanation thereof and reasons for
sustaining it. At his suggestion the
commission did more than the act cre
ating it required, but if there is any
blame in consequence he takes it upon
himself. He approves of the bill, as a
whole, which the commission presents.
Under a joint resolution of the last leg
islature a committee was appointed to
inquire into the system of Normal
school instruction. This committee
has reported, and the state of education
requires that the recommendations of
this committee be carefully considered,
and that there be such''' legislation as
shall make these schools efficient aids
in the improvement of our educational
system, lie thinks there is a healthy
sentiment on the temperance question,
and yet liquor is illegally sold in large
quantities, and there is much crime in
constquence. There is need of vigil
ance in the direction of safeguards to
public morality. He touches, upon the
railroad commission and sugger-ts such
legislation as shall strengthen it and
bring it into accord with the national
commission. The National Guard has
been supplied with new arms and equip
ments as provided for by an act of the
last legislature. The Gettysburg mon
ument, Vermont's contribution to that
historic field, is not yet completed but
the work is progressing satisfactorily.
He calls attention to Col. Hill's gift to
the state of battle monuments erected
by him at Opequan and Cedar Creek,
Virginia, and asks that there be suita
ble recognition of the gift. He treats
ot the matter of the criminal and con
vict insane, also our penal an.l re
formatory institutions. He has been
very judicious iu the granting of par
dons. He has carried out the will of
the last legislature in the matter of pro
viding a pedestal for the statue of Ja
cob Colhtmer at the National Capitol.
Vacancies upon the Supreme 15ench
have been filled. In relation, to the
claims of the United States against Vt.
though they have not yet been adjusted
there is no cause for alarm. He touch
es upon agriculture. the state board, ex-
l-erimeiit station, cattle commission.efc
He savs a word about the board
Mr. Dillingham's message is not as
long as the preceding, although he con
siders many of the same matters. The
state finances are in a favorable condi
tion. There is no funded debt except
the State bonds in which the State in
vested the Agricultural College fund,
no floating debt, and very few other li
abilities, and its resources exceed its
liabilities by ?1 70,000. lie gives a
good deal of space to the subject of
education and heartily endorses the bill
reported by the commission. He seems
disposed to second the appeal of the
University of Vermont for State aid.
He invites attention to the report of
the trustees of that institution and the
arguments by which they seek to sus
tain their request. In his views upon
most matters that call for legislation
he agrees with his predecessor. lie
takes solid ground ou prohibition, and
suggests that imprisonment bo made a
penalty for the first ollence. This ami
several other matters will engage the
attention tif the legislature and 'hus en
able it to fill up the time until Thanks
giving. The Governor's ideas are ve
ry good and will command public as
well as legislative attention. For much
information reference is hud to the re
ports of State officers.
Levi P. Morton is out with his let
ter of acceptance. It is not very long
but it is a clear confession of faith in
the principles of protection. He recog.
nizes the tariff issue as the one above
all others now before the American
people, repents what has been paid ma
ny times during this canvass, that the
country owes much of its present pros
perity to the protective policy adopted
and sustained by the republican party.
He believes that this prosperity and the
growth of the country and the welfare
of the laboring classes can be continu
ed only under this policy. Mr. Mor
ton has been a business man more than
forty vears and has been a close obser-
er of the influence of tariff and free.
trade legislation. His testimony has
its value, for he is not a mere theorist.
The Republican platform is based upon
the idea of preserving Anlerica for Am
ericans. Jt believes in t lie development
of our own resources, and not in bring
ing ourselves in respect to trade, IatJIir
and the stage of our civilization to a
evel with Kuropean nations. We can
not afford a policy that w ill open the
country to competition with the whole
orld. There is nothing remarkable
about the document, only that it is a
candid statement of the condition of
things and brings all the republican
leaders into heartv accord.
HKI'OltT OF THE SCHOOL COMMISSION.
Gov. Ormsbee transmitted to the
House Oct. 4th the Report of the Com
mission to Revise the School Laws
Hon. Loveland Munson of Manchester,
President Ezra IJrainerd of Middle-
bury and Principal S. W. Langdon of
Burlington. The Act of 18H4, com
monly known as the Marsh bill, be
cause introduced by Hon. Charles P.
Marsh of Woodstock, required the
Commission to report a bill for a com
plete system, and at Gov. Ormsbee's
request they not only did bo but gave
their, reasons for it. The report and
bill are both voluminous and it is im
possible to set .hem out in full. Its
leading provisions are as follows :
There will be a State Superinten
dent as now, and one supervisor for
each county, with an 'assistant in Rut
land and AVindsor counties. The dis
trict and town systems are both preserv
ed, but the power of towus to require
the keeping of giMtd schools in the dis
tricts is increased, and the minimum
of expenses for maintaining schools in
cr.ch district must be at least 18 "per
cent, of the grand list, to which, how
ever, the public money will be applied
so far as it will go. J
Selectmen i re empowered to require
schools to be taught where they should
of! be and t levy 'a.:es upon the districts
health and closes with congratulations. for the cost of support.
Graded schools, town central schools
and one State Normal School are pro
vided for, and attendance within
school age is made compulsory.
It is optional with the town to adopt
the town system. Each town or dis
trict rust maintain at least 24 weeks
of school each year.
County uniformity of school books
for five years is required, and towns
may own the books if they prefer.
The selections are to be made by a
board to be appointed by the County
Court, and the County Supervisor
shall be a member.
The public money is to be divided
as follows : One-half of it, up to fl 200
among the districts equally ; in excess
of ? 1200 and up to $2400, add one
sixth of the excess ; in excess of $2400
and up to $:5i;00, add one-twelvth, and
above $;!()00, add $D00. The other
half shall be divided according to av
erage attendance and a regular system
somewhat like the present is required.
But no district shall receive a sum
greater than its rush expenditures, oth
er than ou buildings.
The supervisors are to have advis
ory power over the location, construc
tion and repair of buildiugs. They
are also to hold public examinations
of teachers and to grant and revoke
certificates, even to revoke Normal
School certificates within their own
The office of town superintendent is
to be aboli.-hcd, save where the town
system prevails. The bill repeals sec
tions 452 to 4")7 inclusive, and chap
ters 30, 31, 32,33, 34,35,30, 37, 3,
3D and 40 of the Revised Laws, also
Acts 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 and 25 of
the Laws of 1882, 28, 2!), 30, 31, 82.
33, 34, 35, 30, 3", 38 and 40 of the
Laws of 1884, and 24, 25, 20, 27, 28,
2!l, 30, 32, 33 and 34 of the Laws of
The studies prescribed for the com
mon schools are good behavior, read
ing, writing, spelling, English gram
mar, geography, arithmetic, free-hand
drawing, history and constitution of
the United States, elementary physiol
ogy and hygiene, giving special prom
inence to the nature of alcoholic drinks
and narcotics and their effects upon
the human system, and special instruc
tion iu the geography, history, consti
tution and principles of government of
Districts or towns may have as ma
ny schools as they require and by vote
may direct the teaching in one or more,
of them of ancient and foreign lan
guages. A school maintained by a town or
district not less than thirty weeks each
year, and having four or more depart
ments, taught by four or more teach
ers, having an established course
and all the departments under a princi
pal, shall be a graded school. Com
mittees shall assign pupils to the de
partments. Districts with schools taught by
twelve ormore teachers may employ a
person for special supervision, under
the committee and the county supervis
or. By a two-thirds vote a district may
provide for the instruction of its legal
pupils in schools, of adjoining districts,
towns or another state, for not more
than thirtyweeks each and authorize
payment for their transportation, and
for a reasonable charge committees
may receive pupils from outside the
district. If all such pupils are given
not less than 24 weeks schooling each
year, the district shall receive public
money the same as if the schools were
held iu the district.
The state superintendent shall be
appointed bythc Governor and Senate
aud shall be paid $2000 a year anil
his expenses. He shall hold teachers'
institutes as required by existing laws,
the expense of each not to exceed $.;0.
The county supcrviors shall be ap
pointed by the Governor aud Seimte,
' must be citizeusj and entitled to vote
j in freemen's meeting and must resido
in the county. The supervisor for
Grand Isle county shall be paid $200
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