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WEST RANDOLPH, VT., NOVEMRKR, S, 1SS8.
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
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.
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5 D SURGEON, !
'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
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.
will tx at Mmrtoid ai"I M -r'
every other nionili natei) .
hv a. ciiiH'feiii phvicUn.
tbe llrvt week of
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.
e are irceiving our new fall stock of
for Ladies, (ient and thiMn-n.
v LwiMN-tioii w ill I for your iu-
tcr.'sV W!l,THim'a h'
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
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
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
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
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; '
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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
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
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
ever quarter ot the state they may be
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
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
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
The Sous of Veterans at liutland
have adopted a manual of arms and
hereafter will drill at their weekly
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
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
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