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D J THE LEADING LOCAL NEWSTAlER IN EASTERN AND CENTRAL VERM ONI. VOL. XVI. WEST HANDOLPII, VT.. DKCEMUKH 20,1888. NO. 12-791. HERA AND NEWS Elf 0 in1 1 AYS xxxx A. W. Tewksbury & Sons Are Wow Opening a, large line of ladies' and gentlemen's Silk & Linen HANDKERCHIEFS, Scarfs, and Mufflers, Slippers and Uiittens for ladies and gentlemen. BARGAINS 'n new Fancy and plain Dress Flannels and all wool Dress ooods just purchased. At Greatly Reduced Prices. FANCY TOWELS Table Linen and Fine Napkins lrom J i to 4.00 per dozen, Ladies Boots from $2 to 4.00, manufactured from best stock and warranted. GETIMTO an koys Boots, Shoes and Overshoes 1 W a full and complete stock. Printed Every Wednesday Evening at W tST HUKOLPH, VT. TWO EDITIONS. TEJ1XS: A VKAIt f.11 IIm- I'OI U PA UK i I .III' olllloii: .t rial-aa In IwUor r Oranjr coimllea. I'ltuiielil. 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Would it not be a good plan for the newspapers to drop the White House scandals? The assumption tlmt l'res. Cleveland was defeated by the use of these scandals in the hands of the re publican!) is most too thin. Let the democrats spin Home other yarn awhile Mayor O'Urieii failed to lie re-elect ed mayor of Boston, and Mr. Hart the eitizens' candidate, conies into the of fice. It is really u triumph for the better elements of the city. Boston will not be annexed to Ireland this year, and the coming generation is not to be filled up with history falsilied to please any particular sect or party. The women of Boston had much to do in the city election last week.. They registered in large numbers in-order thut they might take a part in the elec tion of the city school committee, and all through the day of the election they brought their influence to bear in ways that could not fail to h fleet the general result. All honor to their energy and determination in a good cause. The Landmark appeared in a great ly improved form last week . The new proprietor, C. K. Jameson is not only a first class printer but a thorough gentleman and he will make the Land mark a first class paper for the towns in the vicinity of White River Junc tion, lie has had considerable expe rience ns an editor aud publisher and has always given his patrons a clean, wholesome newspaper. Success to him. Old Goods Down to close out. Lot ODD Coats S1.50, S2.50, worth S4 and $5. Nice stock Hats, Caps & Gents Furnishings FOR The Direct Tax bill has passed the National House of Representatives. This is a bill to reimburse the loval states for money raised by direct taxa tion early in the Rebellion. This bill has been bitterly opposed by the demo crats at former sessions. Perhaps they think there is no use in fighting any longer against the inevitable. The democrats have discovered that in keep ing the South solid they are making a solid North, and insuring their own defeat. CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR ES E N TS. PR 1 1'. Ttiiblv f & Si. The bill to elect postmasters by the people teems to be the right thing. The following from the Woodstock Standard: ''(leu. (trout received a good endorsement at the hands of the legislature For the election of postmas ters by the people, a joint resolution having been adopted the hist night of the sessiou asking our congressmen to favor the bill. It is a long time since we have seen n statement of the scope of this bill but our impression is that it does not apply to first class offices, which embrace most of the cities, and perhaps not offices of the second class, in which are Burlington, Rutland and several of the large towns of the state. It does apply to all below these grades and so is entirely practicable, to gay the least, and ought to prove satisfac tory to the greatest number. The management of the postoflice is a mat ter of everyday interest to everybody and it is'nt to be supposed th.it if called upon to vote the people would elect a man unsuitable for the place and the business. To serve acceptably a er son should be active, quick of percep tion, accurate in detail, courteous in address, and he should possess long suffering patience that will not easily become ruffled. Knowing that when I J 145 Gents sent us by any person in Vermont, for 1889, will fr for the eight page HERALD AND for one of either of the following city papers : BOSTON WEEKLY JOURNAL, BOSTON A I )V ERTI S ER , NEW YORK WEEKLY PRESS, NEW YORK TRIBUNE, N. Y. MAIL AND EXPRESS, for one full year each. Outside the state 'JO cents each must be sent for either of the above city papers and S 1 .2? for the IIkkai.i. You can have any two of the above city papers and the Herald for $1.1(0 ; any three city papers' and the Herald for $2. Il.'i, and so on. This offer is made solely fur the ben efit of our subscribers and none except subscribers for 1881f can avail them selves of it. It is needless to say this oiler involves much cost to us but we are determined that our subscribers shall have all the good, sound repub lican reading they wish. Please tell all vonr neighbors of this unequalled offer and ask them to sub scribe for the best local newspaper in Orange or Windsor counties and one or more of these great city papers. Send all subscriptions to L. P. Tiiatkk, est Randolph, t. elected he would serve at least four years the people would be pretty apt to make their choice with care. So we are inclined to look favorably upon the measure, when applied to the offi ces of lower grade, but do not think it would answer at all if applied to cities". A foul murder was committed in the city of Birmingham, Ala. the other lay. The supposed murderer was safe ly lodged in jail. A mob undertook to take the prisoner out of the hands of the officers. The sheriff turned a Gal ling upon the mob. The prisoner was not lynched, but ten of the mob were killed and thirty wounded. The un fortunate thing about the ma'ter is, that some who were innocent were among the victims. The sheriff's conduct is approved by the Gov. of the state, and by the governors of the Southern states generally. We are glad that one man has met the mob spirit that has been growing in the South and West, in the most effective way. Two or three more lessons of this kind will civilize this element a great deal more than a spelling-book. The best way to sup press mobs is for the courts to deal out certain and even-handed justice. The people of Chicago are evidently not through with the anarchists. The anarchist fires are smouldering, and j now and then they break out sufficient ly to show where the deadly element is lurking. The police are determined to prevent any outward demonstrations to fau the flame, and as much as possible those gatherings where they meet to keep up their enthusiasm and plot mis chief. The worst feature about the anarchist business is the Sunday in struction of children in imitation of Christian Sunday Schools, though the deadly foes of Christianity. They are preparing a dangerous class to let loose upon society. If these could be pre- I rented it might save trouble hereafter. We tolerate almost everything in this country, but safety requires that we draw a line somewhere. We had bet ter begiu by taking the anarchists, by the throat and choking them down. would require the bonding of the towns closely concerned. This will probably be attempted at the annual town meet ing in the spring. Will they bond? Some of the members thought that they would not be able to bond in any such sum as would be required, if in any sum, for various reasons. A corres pondent from Grand Isle in a recent number of the Free Press says : "So far as I have learned but a small por tion of the tax-payers are in favor of bonding the town to the extent of hall the cost of building the bridge. We are not able to do it. It took 100 cents on a dollar of our grand list to pay the portion set to us tor the Colchester bridge, some $2700 I think. This was a heavy tax for this little town, and now when we are asked to raise at least $10,01(0 more I think the people w ill not be very hasty to rush headlong in to it. But the most touching part ot the communication follows, where he says, ''The state ought to build the bridge wholly." He thinks state aid should have been given unconditional ly. The voters would not have felt the addition of a few cents to their taxes, while it would be a great burden to a small town. This is a kind of reason ing that we do not like. It is of the same nature as that of the man who steps up and asks you to divide with him because you have more money tliitn he has. Besides, a multitude of these little sums make a great sum, and that is what calls out a protest from the taxpayers of the state. The bill appropriating $20,000 for the Grand Isle bridge has some contin gencies liehind it. The money is to be given by the state upon condition that an equal amount be raised by the towns interested. If the bridge should be built for less than $40,000 the state will be called upon to pay only one-half i the actual cost. To raise a sum neces- j sary to secure the state appropriation THE NEW SCHOOL LAW. ( We wish to call attention to some of the more prominent provisions of the new school law. The law itself is a very lengthy affair, but much of it re lates to details of the new school sys tem. The law provides for a superin tendent of education to be chosen by the general assembly whose salary shall be $2,000 annually and an allowance of a sum uot exceeding $li00 for inci dental expenses, and whose duties al though more clearly defined.are not es sentially different from those of the same officer under the old system. At the annual town meeting in each town one person shall be chosen to be a mem ber of a county board of education. This board shall have oversight of the schools in the county, shall determine as to the text-books to be used, aud on the first Tuesday of next May and on. the first Tuesday of May of every sec ond year thereafter shall choose a su pervisor of schools who shall be resi dent of the county during his term of office, and who shall give his whole at tention to the supervision of the schools of the county iu which he holds office. The salary is fixed by statute varying in the different counties, and provision is also made for assistants in the large counties. The salary in most of the counties is $1200 and an allowance for incidental expenses not to exceed one fourth of the annual salary. The du ties of the county supervisor are of a nature similar to those of town super- J intendents, with enlargements and va riations. Teachers not holding certifi cates from the normal schools or from any other source, valid throughout the state, must obtain them from the coun ty supervisor at a public examination of teachers to be held by him at certain specified times aud places, except in certain cases specially provided. Ccr tifittes are of three grades. The first grade'is granted only to those who have taught full forty weeks and is good for five years. The second grade is grant ed after twelve week's service aud is good for two years. The third grade is good for a specified time not exceed ing one year and may be limited to a particular school. No certificate shall be granted to any person not seventeen years of age. A county supervisor can revoke any certificate he may have granted if he sees gto.'l cause or annul any normal school eer.ificate in his own county if the holder thereof appears to be incompetent. Examinations are to be written and oral. Oilier provisions of the law as given in regard to this matter are not essentially different From those that now exist. Chap. 4 provides for the organization of school districts, the appointment of officers, etc. The annual school meeting shall be held in each district on the last Tuesday in June in each year, and the school year" shall begin with the first day of July and end with the last day of June. Wro mim shall have the same right as men to vote iu school meetings and in the election of school officers iu towns aud cities. Towns may at an annual meet ing vote to establish a town central school for the free instruction of the advanced pupils of the town. Any town which has abolished the district system and adopted the town system, may, at the annual town meeting in March, IHh'.I, and at any fifth annual town meeting thc-eaf'ter, abolish its town system of schools by vote of the majority of the legal voters of the town present, and the selectmen shall insert au article in the warning to that effect upon the application of ten legal voters. Towns that retain the town system will citrry on their schools essentially as at present, except iu the matter of grant ing certificates and general supervision. The process of adjustm-nt where a change is made is essent ially as at pres ent. No provision is made for a town to change from the district to the town system. The term school age is made to include all children between five and eighteen years of age, and no children under five years of age can be admitted to the public schools except upon cer tain conditions which the law specifies. Every person who lias the control of . sound child between the ages of eight and fourteen years shall cause that child to attend a public school at least twenty weeks in the yeur, or shall oth-, erwise furnish it the means of educa tion for a like amount of time. Other regulations regarding compulsory at tendance are made and penalties for neglect are affixed. This part of the. law is an improvement upon similar provisions in the old law. Each dis trict is required to maintain a school for twenty-four weeks at least. The county board of education shall in the year 18!K) and every fifth year thereaf ter select the text-books for the county. Physiology and hygiene text-books are exempted from this selection the first time a choice is made. Needy child ren may be supplied with text-beoks at the public expense. Towns or districts may buy text-books and hold them for the use of the schools. Space will per mit us to call attention to only a few points. The principal changes are in the matter of supervision. ' Whether the law will be generally acceptable re mains tofce seen. AYe hope it will have a fair trial. 4, ritOBATE COCRT HAUTKOKD DISTINCT. Dee. 6. Timothy Murphey's estate, Hartford. Will probated mid allowed. Stephen 1. Marey's trusteeship, Hart land. Win Allen Spear resigns and tieo. Williams appointed trustee ot the will. Dee. 7th. John Mckenzie's estate, Woodstock. Henry II. Daniels, admin istrator, f Dec. 8. Desire Braley's estate, Hart ford. Commissioner's report returned. Dee. 10. Xehina Colt's estate, Nor wich. Settlement Jan. 10 Standard. Windsor County Finances. Cash iu treasury Dec. 12, 1887, C121 7H Borrowed of Woodstock Savings Bank in Jan. aud Dec., l.v-7 200 00 liee'd on a four per cent capital tax on the inhabitants of the several towns in Windsor County, 1407 84 Kec'd on account of peddler's li censes, as determined by the SUt Auditor, 55 77 Amount paid out by the treas urer for sundry purposes, sinve Dec. 12, 1HS7 as follows, to wit : Paid for repairs on jail building. Ordinary County expenses, Woodstock Saviugs Bank, mon ey borrowed iu Jan. and Dec.. 1887 and interest thereon, 17S.- 37 H7 M) 2.(6 W 41fl .Vl 13il OS Pleasant i to the taste, surprisHgly. quick in efl.i?t and economical iu price no wonder mat Ur. Bull s t ougrt Syr up is the leading preparation of its kiiid. "Oh! woman, in thy hours of ease, un certain, coy and hard to please." With children hurt, long hours she's spent. Do try Salvation oil, the' liniment.