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LD AND Hi vV b, THE LEADING LOCAL NEWSPAPER IN EASTERN AND CENTRAL VERMONT VOL. XVI. WEST RANDOLPH, VT., NOVEMRKR, S, 1SS8. NO.(J-78.. AN EASTERN TALE. A kin; once suinin n d his three sens, AnJ thus addressed ti jO anxious dnci "Go forth, my sons, through all the earlh And search for articles of worth ; Then he whr brings the choicest thing, Shall in my stead be crowned as king." In one year's time ag.iin they meet, And kneel before tho sovereign's feet : And as with gracious outstretched hand. He welcomed home the youthful band. He natural eagerness expressed. To see the obierts of their quest. The first such lustrous pearls displays, That every tongue is loud in praise. So white, the snow-flakes on their way Compared to them aie dull and gray. The next a diamond more pure, And larger than the Koh-i-noor, That shone with such a brilliant light, The sunbeams, shamed, withdrew from sight. A WORD OF WARNING. There are many white soaps, each represented to be "just as good as the ' Ivory V' they ARE NOT. but like all counterfeits, lack the peculiar and remarkable qualities of the genuine. Ask for "Ivory" Soap and insist upon getting it. Printed Every Wednesday Evening mt WEKT RAXnOLPH, VT. TWO EDITIONS. TERMS: VI AA A YF.4K foi Die KOl'R VAUV, vlu'V Ution: '4X ( nit ! in U In. Nor r T;uivv comities. PituriHd. Hancock mid lirwnvillt? trim tMHiun given only Hit Ix-m1 new. 81 kTT A YKAR for the F.I 4. II T P AUK mmff omiuu: 2 Vent ! til iml-or orOrati)fi' muutlf. IMmmIcM, Hancock aul (-ri-Htivillr IF"! Iiih Id the regular paper and fiw all the Dt Mirror aV Farnirr and eitrht pnm edit inn $ l.OO a year m eriuoni: e(M- lit n; i A. ADVERTISING RATES. One column, one year. - - - - $ ino.oo One half column one year, .... eo.flo One quarter column, one year, ... - 80.00 One Inch, one Tear, ... 6.(0 nTA'lvprti.ienient loru Mu riel time 26 per cent autre than tlie projiori .iu.-Ce 1 i.e. W'Speelal position i) p,i c.ut ixtra. IFTn.bate notices ti ut. Letral notiris 10c a line, tfSo discount on above rates. Hanil In copy by Lewis T. Thater, Publisher. . Kvcry Iiairynian ' Should Head This If you want tlie beat Market I'rlce for YOUR BUTTER SEND IT TO MILLS & DEERINC, 22 yuiiu-y Market, Boston, Mas? SMALL PACKAGES IN GOOD DEMAND tVVt Y..ur (.inter in crates of 51b. kxs. or In 10 nr .iiih. tuiia M,.ri ... .. i i i. vnur returns. ' .fenl your a lilfeii and we will mail von a Sten ai.aliva Weekly .Market Keiinrt, Mun'i fornet tlie wrt-i. HIIJjk liKI-'.ltli;. -t'i Qnlnrl' flarkrt, Itootou, lllil JEKTRAL VERMONT RAILROAD fomiiw neing Sunday, Oefer 7, 1S98. OOIN'O SOCTH , Trains leave KANOol.l'H a followa ST" .OOa ni, Slirht Expresa from Omlennliurir, Mon treal and the west, for Boston. Lowell anil all New England points. Hleepinpcarsfn Bos ton via. Lowell, also for prtnrttelrl runs dam Sundays Included Montreal to Boston via IXIKCII. 10.17 a m. Mall from St. Albans and Rnrilnirton fro B"t.n, via Lowell and FltchburK, for all . . points In New Enaiand. .o p m. Limited Express, from Oatlensbn r)t. Mon treal and the west, tor Coneord. Manchester Naslaia. Lowell, Boston; and New York, via a u. ""ri'ifneld and New I)n.lon. WI p.m. Pastcnirer for hlte River Junction. t.OO Yor& for U.ilrM,l llnln,lUi mnA tl. Sl-pln(r car to Montreal n.ns dally Mimlav, Us niuowi. tfotton to Vlioitreai via Utwell. a. m. PaM-tifer lor Kutlantt. Hurltujflon and et. Altiai's. 3 00 Pie. MH Train fnmi Boston. "Worcester. t'r;nirtiel.. w .oii.l,.n. and New York, li.r r-ttr ll.iTU.a. St. A it.Mii.f l.len.bn-ir Unntrml t.3S airtl Hie west, llrawing rooii carto Montreal. t'ni, rast Express. fnni Boston for ""II. real and w et. ITillman E'aiaee iee lur i-nr aitari.d running IbrouKli toeloa-o whIb.iii cl ai p. ti . I MViiv.s. ' J. W.HOBAKT. I'a'x ni-vr Aont. t. n, Mant 5 D SURGEON, ! if,c mm as 'Tw.is hard to choose between the two, The monarch knew riot what to t'o. The third is standing calmly there; Now, with a half triumphant a r And smile of confidence and h'e, He shows a cake of Ivory Soup, So peerless in its purity, That dirt, alarmed, taj;cs winps to fly. The old king, as it meets his sL;ht,' Grasps it, and cries in wiid delight : " No more confusion .or dismay. No more cold meals on washing day. Subjects ! my youngest fon obey, Ths Ivory Soap has won the day." VT.MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE rtisiire In tlie old reliable Home Company. You can fet cliealier luMiranee than In Forelfm Coiiianli. Tlie i ompany Is making extra efforts for safe iika. I'alronle boine Institution:. Apply to the under tlirned ISole AtteuU for Kaadolnli ami Bralntree. BUY lEN t I I.KVKI.AM). OlHee over Joslyn's store. West Handoipli. 't. Valuable Farm For Sale. On account of continued Illness, I now otler my farm for sale. It is the Alonzo Fowler place, containing two hunilretl acres of choice land with nice liuililiup nearly new nntl in gotHl repair, conven iently and il(asiiiitly located thereon. It is situated in Itoyaiton one mile south of the village of Fast Bethel, on the stage roatl, near school and mills, altogether milking it one of the most desiralde farms in Windsor County. Only a small parr of the purchase money will be required when deed is made anil po.esr.ion is given, which may lie immediately. Makia C. Fowler. Oct. S, 1SSS. Fast Il' thel, Vt. Dr. ECarpenter Dentist, South Royalton. will tx at Mmrtoid ai"I M -r' every other nionili natei) . hv a. ciiiH'feiii phvicUn. tbe llrvt week of Klher administered Farm, for Sale. I.ooatnl In tlie townof f 'lielea three mile from the village on the new eunlv road to strnrtord. tains ISO acre sullnMy diilded Into tlllaire. p re and woodland. A fmll orchard ol I'V yoitnir a-raneu t rees. sutar orvhard ot tree. Hiirdinjr. eon-l-t of two-story I""" "'I'1' ,M1" ""' '""il!!! t,.r t both honse and harm. I'rlce $1.ri ... i...., l ..l.l ..ii'liiimre for small plm-e. Those .1.; wl.h to r.iir.-hase. farm Ml do well hy calllu on, or addressing HlHA N. Li t K. . helsea, , i. FARM FOR SALE. Tlie ftirm of Hie late (jeoree . noo. in. ........ the w.t hill In Chelsea, a miles fr.0.1 the vlllae. cou- t,A ..f ...ni lann suitshlv divided III o niowlii. pastiireand Ullage, a larir and di-draMe nio-o,. i " ,i,nl of Mi trees. Build ings In latr repair and running V1'" m" Earn. Will sell cheap tor cash as I wish to dispose of the property .1 onee. Address omlstL. (helsem-Vt. e are irceiving our new fall stock of FINE iootsiShoes for Ladies, (ient and thiMn-n. v LwiMN-tioii w ill I for your iu- tcr.'sV W!l,THim'a h' THOMAS THE SHOEMAN. EDITORIAL NOTES. Next to the presidential question the one most difficult to solve now is, what lias become of Stanley ? ne day we hear that he has been killcil, ami pret ty soon again that lie is all right. Who ran tell us? Tlie inenilier of the House from Ceorgia, Hev. Mr. Lorinier, lias heen found ineligilile and does not take his seat. For the same reason lie steps down ami out of the ollicc of town su perintendent, and 1'ev. C. W. Clark takes his place. Why were not some of these things learned before ami noine trouble avoided. A person capable of tilling either of these positions ought to have known what constitutes a citi zen of this Itrpiiblic. Now comes a slight hitch ill the but ter color business. This color is said to be aunatto boiled in cotton seed oil. The commissioner of internal revenue decides that such a mixture, though containing but little of the oil comes within the provision of the statute de fining oleomargarine, and that all but ter so colored is liable to the provisions of the national law taxing oleomargar ine. Does this atl'eet the butter eolor used by the farmers in this region? If so, is the commissioner's decision final or can the matter be tested in the courts. Who can give light on this matter? Lord Sackville-West has been sack ed, lie was betrayed in telling some things that for the good of the demo crats ought not to have been told. lie said nothing that was not already well understood, and while he ought to have used more discretion, the administra tion appears almost rMiculoua in its great haste to show resentment. It is clear that there is a greater desire to secure democratic success than to stand upon dignity in intercourse with foreign governments. If the minister had not properly stated the attitude of the Gov ernment lie represents towards jiolitical parties in this country, it is probable that there would have been a real in stead of any pretended resentment of the treatment accorded him. It is said that a good education not only qualities men to speak well but to keep silence well. Some' of our Dr. Uurcliards and Sackville-Wests need a little more edu cation before being turned loose upon the country in times of close political contests. DISTRICT REPRESENTATION A correspondent from Derby Line, writes to us with reference to economy in state expenditures and suggests that one way of saving money would be to reduce the uunibcr of members of the House of Representatives. This could be effected by changing the basis of rep resentation. Instead of sending a man from each town divide the sta'e in to districts and let each district be rcj- resented. We believe in the method suggested, and are aware that it has been discussed in limes past. Changes come about very slow in Vermont. The state alioiiiids in men who care nothing about the burdens that rest upon the people if only petty ambitions can lie gratified. As suggested by our corres pondent it would be just as well to have sixty representatives, or twice as many as there are senators, as to have three times that number. We could suggest a number of reasons why the size of the House should be reduced some ol which may have been suggested by oth ers. It would save expense. Cut" down the membership from 10 to t'iO and it would reduce expenses man)1 thousands of dollars. The mileage and per diem i of 1 20 members is no trifling matter. The smaller the body the more rapidly could the business lie executed. There would be fewer to interfere with the routine of legislation, fewer to take up time in the discussion of measures that need no discussion, and the discussion .f which involves the body in mental confusion. Indirectly there would be a savins in this as the time of a session mi"lit bo considerably shortened, llet- ter men would be secured as represent- atives. There would be a larger num ber from whom to sclet t. And this is a crying need. There are too many cheap men in the legislature. There are too many who have crowded them selves into the places they occupy in stead of the places seeking them out I'he present system is an injustice to the larger tow ns. Now, small towns with less than fifty voters are as fully represented as towns with a thousand or more voters. )ne branch of our legislature is chosen upon a basis ol territorial division, the other branch should come closer to the people. In nearly all the states the district rather than the town system is in vogue. Let the legislature at each session district the state for the election of the members of the succeeding legislature, giving one representative to so many thousand people. It would involve some labor, but the lines once drawn there would be little more to do through a term of years as our population does not change much from one census to another. To introduce this system would require a change in the constitu tion of the state. liut, it is strange that with the burden of taxes resting upon the people of the state some such method of reducing the burden is not brought into use. Iiut the demand for a change must come from the people. It can hardly lie expected that our leg islature of any biennial session will commit hari-kari, unless chosen for this particular purpose. We believe that our House of Uep resentatives should be reduced two thirds by introducing the district sys tem of representation. Notwithstand ing our tendency to cling to old meth ods we believe that som' time some thing will happen to shake us out of our routine which is costly, cumbersome and unjust. HIGH LICENSE. A high license bill has been introduc ed into the legislature which bears the name of I'itkin. It is not proboble any material change will be effected in our temperance laws. We are not aware that there is any very urgent call on the part of the people for a change. Let us glance at some of the features of this bill. It provides that the selectmen upon application of voters under certain reg ulations shall give the people of a town at their annual town meeting the priv ilege of voting upon the question, ".Shall license be granted for the sale of intoxicating liquors in this town ?" The voting must be by ballot and is carefully guarded. If the majority say "Yes," then the selectmen may grant licenses under the provisions of this act. Licenses shall be signed by a majority of the selectmen and the town clerk, shall be recorded by the town clerk, record being made of the name of the person licensed and the particular build ing iu which the business is to be car ried on and the time when the license is to expire. The granting of licenses to improper persons is carefully provid ed against. An applicant for a license must lie endorsed by ten freeholders and voters of the town, none of whom are in the liquor business or who have endorsed any other applicant. In any town where newspaper is published the application must be published in it. Where there is no paper the application must be posted conspicuously on the building named in the application and at least in three other places where no tices are commonly posted. Any resi dent may object and the selectmen shall hear objectors and decide whether it be best to grant a license When the li cense is granted there shall be a fee of not less than SoOO paid to the town treasurer before the liccn-e is issued, and license shall not be issued until a IhhuI of S.'iiillO with approved securities has lieen filed, and no dealer in liquor nor anv Person who is surety for iiv ! other license shall be accepted. Thi; ' . , , ,. . , . , ! bond shall be conditioned for the pay- ; nient of all fines, costs and damages which may be enforced against this J t bond or imposed and recovered under this act ; each suit on this bond to be brought in the name of the party for whose benefit instituted. Adequate provision is made for making find hear ing charges of violations of '.his act. and if sustained, license shall be revoked. The applicant pays all expenses of pro- ; curing li en.-c or defending against charges; town pays expense of witness es summoned in behalf of town, and it li'-ense is revoked may recover such ex penses from licensed person. Convic tion of oU'enses charged terminates li cense. Licensed persons must do their i business openly ami in us publica man ner as any other business is done. No screens, shutters or ground glass win dows shall afford obstructions behind which to hide. Liquors must be kept on the street floor of buildings, with windows open to the pubbc streets. Vi olations of this provision involve a fine of for each offense. 1 'laces of bus iness must not open earlier than six o' clock a. m., nor close later than eleven o'clock, p. m. On election days they must close at j p. in., and they must not be open at any time from eleven p. in. of Saturday until six a. in. on Mon day. Violation of these provisions in volves a fine of S.'iO and costs. No mi nors shall be employed or persons who have had a license annulled or revoked. Penalty 825 and costs. Stringeut pro vision is made against the sale of im pure liquor, against sale to minors. pau pers, common drunkards. Any person injured in person or property or means of support by an intoxicated person, or in consequence of intoxication, habitual or otherwise, has the right of recovery for damages against person licensed who has caused the damage by gelling intoxicants. Any husband or wife can give written notice not to sell to certain persons, and if notice is disregarded can recover from $100 to f,'00 damage. The law is intended to be on the side of the public, anil provisions are amide for its easy and prompt enforcement. This measure is not intended to, and does not repeal existinglaws. It is in tended as a supplement to the prohibit ory law. It is designed to remedy an acknowledged weakness in the existing law with reference to the more populous towns and villages. It is hoped that it will accomplish some things that the prohibitory lawHuis failed to accom plish. The Vermont Dnirymeu's Association. It is a mystery to at least one far mer in this community to know why this association should receive an ap propriation from the state ; and, while admitting his ignorance in relation to the bill, has seen fit to expatiate at great length in opposition to its passage. This association wus orgauized in 1M0H in behalf of the greatest industry of Vermont. It is one of the oldest of its kind in the country aud the agricultural press has often commented upon it as the most successful and creditable of them all. The means of support have been de rived from its members, and I may say from the pockets of the few, in com parison to the many who have reet iv ed its benefits ; and in the words of its first secretary, I may say, 'MVhen it has had no visible means of support the Almighty arm has been around it. and it has- several times disappointed the faithless croakers who thought it dead by rising, phoenix like, from whnt appeared to be the last ashes of its last burning, to new life and usefulness." There are a few of the best dairy- , men in the state, perhaps 100 in nuni- ber, who may be depended upon to at- ,.i .,;.,rra L M, ... J in what ever quarter ot the state they may be held. One of the first five who started this organization is still prominently con nected with its management, and while he has contributed to its support every year, he says it has many times re paid him, in the quality and consequent price which he has been able to se cure for his butter. The rank and file of Vermont dai rymen do not si. appreciate its work. largely for the reason of this lack ol acquaintance wi ll it. It is that we may secure better tal- eu M our lnoctins, fuller reports le means of a stenographer and a prompt and wide circulation ofihe same that j we require more means. It was not among the oflicers of the association that the idea of state appropriation o riginated but it was advocated by some of the elderly dairymen in attendance at the meeting. That we are not altogether w ithout precedent in this matter I will cite the case of Wisconsin where S 1 2000 a year is spent for farm institute work, besides a liberal grant to regular dai ry tuition through the stat organiza tion. New York spends 7;00 a year in this way besides ?'.'0,(00 a year which is appropriated for the Dairy Commissioner's work. Kven the prov ince of Ontario devotes about Si000 a year to fostering its dairy interests through its three kindred organizations. This is pre-eminently a d.iiry state. In I M0 we had 21 7,tK5.'i cows whose annual product was worth over six millions of dollars. The advancement that has been made in quality and av erage yield per cow during the life of this association makes a difference of more than two millions of dollars per vear, the credit of which is largely due to this association. Our work is that of technical educa tion ami upon this ground we feel ful ly warranted iu asking the appropria tion. We have not been keeping pace of late with the dairy state previously mentioned as heavily endowed. The money which it is proposed to vote enn be iiiiulo most effective by holding, in addition to the annual convention occasional institutes of dairy farmers such as have been organized in New York state. It is desirable to have a regular in structor iu butter working, who should visit every creamery in. the state at least once during the season. No other method of instruction will be so suited to our wants, and none is so likely to yield practical benefit to -the state. A thousand dollars will do much useful work but it can hardly accomplish a large measure cf cream ery instruction and inspection. It would have been more creditable to your correspondent to have attended a few of our meetings and have be come familiar with our work, or to have read the bill which he has the hardihood to criticize, before taking up his pen to make an onslaught on what is really a part of the state sys tem of secondary or technical educa tion. K. L. lUss, See'y. INTERESTING TO VETERANS. A W. H. C. was organized at Fair Haven Oct. 31st with i!H nieuibers. The Sons of Veterans at Hrattleboro will hold a fair at the town hall on the loth of Nov. Capt. JIcFarland of Waterville was the principal speaker at the recent re union of Co. A, Nth Vermont at Hvde Park. The Sous of Veterans at liutland have adopted a manual of arms and hereafter will drill at their weekly meetings. The G. A. R. Post in Waterbury has changed the nights of its meetings from the second and fourth Monday evenings to the first aud third Friday evenings of each month. The Vermont officers' reunion will be held at Montpelier Nov. 14th and the address will be delivered by Hon. Kdwin F. Palmer of AVaterburv, who was a lieutenant in the 13th Vermont. Department Commander Taylor of Urattleboro and Comrade E. II. Trick of IluiTnigton were the principal speak ers at the recent caniptire and fine mu sic was furnished by the Waterbury band. Congress has appropriated $250,000 to aid state soldiers' homes by paying the state $100 for each inmate support ed at a home. This is fully one-half the per capita expense, and will be a great aid to the home at Uennington. The Kith annual reunion of the First emit regm.ent will be held at Montpelier Nov. 13th. Papers on the part borne by the regiment at the battle of Gettysburg aud on the im portant service, rendered by the cavalry in the Gettysburg campaign, are ex pected from Capt. H. C. Parsons and Lieut W. L. Greanleaf. An unusual ly full and interesting meeting is ex pected. The work is progressing as rapidly as possible on the new build ing of the Soldiers' Home at yenning ton iu order to have it completed be fore cold weather arrives. The rooms on the first floor will probal.lv be ready for occupancy in about a month. Every bed in the present building is occupied and 15 applications for rooms are now on file. -0gTH RQTAI.T01T. VT.