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VOL. XVI. WEST KANDOLPII VT., FEBIIUA11Y 14. 1889. N0.2G--799. printed Kvery WediieaiUr Evening at WENT BJilOLl'U, VT. TWO EDITIONS. ' TERMS: . -v k VI'AR foi Die FOI'B PAil' II X)) edition ; SM (rnltlru In Windsor fiinnre counties. Hllsllold. Hancock awl Granville '. .,oi..., rnilv the local news. 1U '"" A . II , . v A a . A n ror I lie a. .. a . . .. . . . . - . Tn . . , - V I '.) nil Hi. I n.i 1 .'. !.. ill Windsor V,,.n,!r counties. I'lllslii I.I. Hancock awl (iranvlll lTllil.i the retfular paper and Kites all the news airrnr Farmer and eijrhl pare edition $1.60 Birror Vermont: elsewhere $1.85. Herald and Boston Journal, Herald and New York Tribune, Herald and Mirror A Farmer, nrld and New York World, $1.45 1.45 1.B5 1 80 These offers are only good in Vermont mdare liable to oe witnuraw u auy uoj ADVERTISING RATES. column, one year, -fotiajf column one year, 0 quarter column, one year, - ' -Au inch, one year, - " flOO.OO 60.00 - 30.00 t.Ml If AilriTtlsenientf for a shorter time 55 per cent a.rtlii l,ie I""'"" " w-speelal position JS per cent extra. re-i'robate notices ti.OO. 1-eiral notices 10 a line, wo discount on above ratea. Hand la copy Uy Buy your Boots, Shoes ana ituuuux a ui IhomasMShoeman on 0. 51. Ill OK, DENTIST Iter indXItrou. Oxl. ; administered P,n- rlrmwl and sxtlsfn-'lon tiaranieed. Mniwille Hotel in Hatch's block, I hflra,U H.L. J3IXBY T PHOTOCnAPMER loftras it CuelH'a, Vt, Open Tlmriniaj and Sntn rdsyt. 1 Tut'Miiiv. i.fiflotti Tt'.yalton. it hruuittlflO, WetliK-Mtayi, BURLINGTON CLLEG oilers to botli sox wtlioroimli practical education iuRook btiini;, SliorihiiiH! and Common Eng S.4 New Circular free-. E. G. KvAXS,Prin. VILLAGE FART. iwiLLr rltniv fHrm on fVntral Blrcet. n.ar avci's B'Ook hri'lar C"li- aiii'Kil..iiiss irn-K ,r rood land. mil.vil our"" litiui-iun-aml lira re. cuts about 1ft tnnslili'el'i. .nirii:, Imit. r.Mul water at house and hat n. I he "wis tun stone, with I,. -onlaiii Ml tarire. rooms Mn. buldtntrf all In tlrrtrlnsn repair. Auvone" mum,., i lai in near one or t lie bct schools m I. ... etc . caun.it do belter than to cine " iliiliii.ee. KllA.KK HiiBiir. .IUii(l.,l,li, vt.. Dee. Mli. 1SS. DR. STIMSON, Gffltrof S. riefWiiit and I'rospcct Sts. Vldft Randolph, Vermont. D. 0. GOODNO, Dentist and Druggist . Opiii.pltc tlie Post l lfficc, RoeheSler, Vt. Wwliillruii., Mc.licine.ioilet & Kaney Arllclea h. 5Bli"UKI''ouatic Sieciac ked on hand. TTWFD 1 Mere men to sell our fruit and or " aiunentHl stock. We can ive you a Kooil r'Jt "lliau,,,, at once. Addree for terms Iiu'kar.taun I ( o, (ieueTa. Nurserymen. H.T. 'MT WAXTKO: Permanent employment wF'"siMlarT (,r conmiisnl..n. A-'dn-"8 U. I'llArr. Nuri,criniaii.lecheier, N.T. CoinmtsNlotiera' IVnttce. KiUte of Asa Perrtn. 'miJorslcnHl. liavlii been apoolntrd bv TbeTl.n " ,irt i1(rli. ))i1rict f llartfor.1. f.ninils rM receive, examine and aMjuM all claims FiuiiiUiM all persons against the eststt ol Asa V1, late of Kovaltoll In said District. dt C nl all ela.iiis ixlilhltisl In 'fret tliereto. Vv dvenoiitv tliat we will ineet for the purpos inlaliiiestnreof H. W. Fowler 'o.. In ! art- of Ka-t H,.t)ie' on the 2yrd day of Kebrua It Slli uaj of June next. .l. troni 1 until 4 '.p. m.of v8i,iav. ar,,t that sta months from llMtav ttr .Ian. A. 11. lisSH Is toe time Punted bv j.'lll'r1 mr sal.l creditors to tireent their claims rwevaiM'iiati. n and allowance. li. ll,. ,1,1s isi .lav o( Feb. A. D. !. Nokman Fowi.fr. I i 00' nilRblon " lloWAiiu W. Fowler. era. . F-lleof KPHRA1M THAYKR. In ;,r-tirued, havm ls,-n aptKlnil by the f ' rr"lte Court lor Hie IM-lrlct of Han.Ulph ,,rl"ner(.t ns-eive, examine and adjust all . 'Ieiiiindsotallr,ersoiisajiains1 the estate lliayer. late ol nindoiphln said llt. de , 11 M.l claims exhltiileil In .iffset tliereto.liere ""lice tt..t e .ill meet lor tlie purpos-a ator tu' i i'e "''ciice of Kphraim Thayer oil tlie lsnh hJ ,JUr,-ta and tii, lav of Auirust nea; JcKH:k.a.ni. until 4 o'eioek. p m. of said a .Vis. inontlia from the SMIi (' 'b. A. D.1V9, is the time limited by aakl I., ' ! credilors to present their claims to us Pnai..n and allowance. Hated at "" Untllth ,lav ol Febv. A. D. l!9. m C.K.(,I!am;fr, I Com- B.T. UiVlKAKll. $ mlasionert. 1RFMTQ WANTED. nWU.0 at a good salary. rf'su01'' 'r onr t""s nd f"" r-e ot Bnr" tejT"" ly those over 25 years of ajre who can references need apply. We rflve ate aiertl'' Wr PT " exl,1",a- "nerasj at Geneva. S. Y. Address with stamp, HMER N. CHASE & CO., HajBuckfleld, Maine. ROYALF.'SuJ Absolutely Pure. Tala powder nerer varies. mairej of purity. MrenKlli an.l wlmlr.oiiu'oaba. More eeofionileal tliaai tlie ordinary kind., and cannot be .old In compel llleu with Uie nniltlllide of low lent, .liort weticlit, aJuain i.r plio.iiliate powders. Hold onlr In enna. lluVAL Kakinu i'uwur.u t o., luo Wall lit. N, V. COMMlRHSKB8')IOTirt. rtate of e A I I l. inn "I Tie undir.!neil.lmTine been appointed liy the llm I'riHialct'ourl for I lie di-lrlcl or Hnnuplih ( oiiiinKi slnner. to ri'i'elve. exiiiiiltio. and rd;iift all clnlnis anrl ileiiiMud of all liei-Min. ai-'Hlnrtt the entate I lav Id Wa.liliuitl litleiif Knndolpti in nai'l dUtiiet.dwiai ed, and all elamw exhll lled In i.tt-et thereto, hereby klve notice that we will meet for the purpose afoie mid. nt the late re.lileiiee of nald I'avl i n al.l.urn 18 lav of 1' el). . ,., ' " 4 uVloek f.M. on earb of suld ilavn.and l hat ! iiiontfi. froin the Hlh ilnv of Jan. A. I. Iin l the lime llni lled hv Milil ( 'uni t for ai(l rredllora to pre.elit their clnliini tons for allowance. llttted at K'aii'tfili'h.llils wiliioay or dsn. a.ii. i-.. J. w. t All ll K. ( Commllonera. POO It. W. lliu)..IiS. . COmmissioiifr's Nolhe. Kstaie of Nsth in K Hunt. The undersigned, li ivitu In en appo-nlerl by the lion. Piohate ( oill l forlhe I H.lflel of Kailllolpll, ouiuiiss ers, to receive, examine, and a.ijust all of Nathan K. Muni lale of Timhi l.lie In said IM-t- claims ai d dem lids or all per-lls avail. si mi i s's r Ict. deeeasi'd. and till c anils in mis- iiiei,-,,,, irlve n .lice that we w ill meet for lae purpose, aiore said.at tl.elaie re-hli- ce of Nathan K. Hunt In luuliildjie.on the isiiinay in re... isr, fioin 10 1-i o'clock, a. m. until i o clock p.m. on said da.. and hat -U montlis from !. . .. , . . Ik i..u I- ii.uti.n.. lliolti"! Iiv I e I si o (lav ol rt os. n. - - ,id ourl for s od creditors to presedl tt'o'r clatins to us for ex.'iioluali'in aud alhosance. Paled at hau- Uololi. 'l.. this h .N-i oi.tau. A. II. l-y. .1 . i . i .', i s r. ( HUO HLNKV W. llt TfON, i f'onl Bils.ioners. rrobrtle of Will. KTATF Of VKRMuNT, At a 11 ol.ate t'onrt held 'District of Mil. I ford, ss. (at W.I...I-I. et. wiihitiaiel s. Present. IP'S! I . II. e. ir said Dlstl let on loc p i or r. .-. An Insfrnnien' ' liiponnu- io urine test mo tit ol I alen N. Kin, -onr-i oe ... "" sj. Dl-lr;ct. .Iwas.d. is pre.Mi.ei hi, . oun . re hv t.anleer .1. ", ine . ... allied', for piohate; ami it Is ord-red by said I ur that a;l persons e .m i ned tne.elu ne Mini ' ' p.arhetorc s,hl f 'l.rt. at th" I i"'te ' tlie,- In t oodsloek ar.iri'saii. on nie iim....... . . XI, and conies- the plena e in lain ei. ? us,; l.rw ii'lil'ii r il l furilcr ordered fiat ,l,v of ll'e r.-eor.l ol this order l e pnhllsl,e'l hlee weeks success, velv. pu-lou- 10 inei, -I ""'" " ..1,1 .111 ii, ll,e III -HA P AN1K .ol llil.K in w -itat'er in line,, in e ' s Siaie. A true M-eord. Atlesl. N. .I.Skavkk, Register. A triieeonv of record. Tll'ttMASO. SHAVER, Judre. A ,t..wl Final Settlement. H .wiHii.ru Imstiu. T.ss Kandohdi Ir aai I lily ulct on the JSihdav ol .ln. A.D. Nohie ?;,miii.lslrlor with w.ll annexed and trustee of ,.Vm:n,H.Tel.er. l.te of Tniihil'lire h - HW ,h.c. ad.,rcsent his adniml.V ""V ',,'"",? a ? Hon and allowanee. and n,ai.es app icatio' '' ',, cu of dlslrihu Ion and ,.ur.liln of the " .' d.s-eis. d. Wb. reiilion It Is ordered b s , I i oin I InlvSncaornol'U of .di.Pp.a..!n. ,d order thereon three """."'''"'.Vitando j'T'r, .i.'oA.v;.;, oV th.i n,.-, .. .pir said lime and place, and. II I hey -e caiise ohjeo ,i,e.-e to .tvtbe our . Am.'. i'.l Commissitiiier's Sotue. T.'... .... riw-n B. Jones. The undersized nT-X iiiDtal'IS t 1 andd.mandsofall per..". -'-j,"Jn HWrW d'a-ed. .dal Calm. J' on the lAllidayof I k""' m. each of said troni loociocka. in. ""'",", ;h dav of .Isn ,.-. an.l 'hat six ...ontiis r. 'e . .1J A D. lfS' l.the l r,e " w us fr examiua- crisll'ors i" i". tlon and allowance. ...... ... I). I. JWtMlIVI.rv- " - CoiwiwUilonfr i police. A T-ar.1a-U T1IUS. The unde,slam-d hav.nr '2,. Tohaleeoun for tbedl-trlrt of """f, ,",.!,. and oners lo rooelv e, . xandne and a,lra lemands of all '"r',;nr",.J. (n said District, i Tit is late of Chelsea in ' ,i,-u dWeKs.i.adallela!m,h nor,-, , . iri.s- ....... ... h eKini,"'"" af. resaid, at the office of ' "; $ -,.ock.a nl. i on the 2.MH day oi ,. - , , lnm. f,oiu tllMocl.K-k.pm.ensalddav.anaii nmHrd to II.. Katedal - lie:ss-a ,,'r "I", ?. . ,h . Tjnd d.v of Kel- A. ' " J. K DABl.lN'i, E. O. lBAs.i, mlasionera, ' eol 8. B. llEBABD. Adm r. STATE OFVF.KMON3 .Lpck.Vlililn and for District of Hartford s-S i) Vl Fl A.D- IS said district on th' 'triaa oi r ju.lBe. Present. Hon. Tnotii" V. , ,n,tate FRANK D. BA ' tV?r7T .,Tn,lnlsir.trix.of sa d Wiikkkap: Jennie A. nl'ey " , r p,tltlen In esitate has presented to sal d "J. , 'wll all ttw v7ri,ini makin. , xnrnnJZZ real estate of said """;'?,; Ho.ers farm rep Inr commonly known a ' "1,1 "t- nefictal to all ler reSen.lnirtliat tlie same wnM oe .niKiuh such ,, wh . are Interested In sal l' r p., - sale will not beneeeryfor I e iHj M,d ,d ment of he debts due from said iirf ,,,, minlstratrix has Pf" i", prions concerned who ,, u.l, license and le OI all - ' r . ..h lield at "ion tli'H rr th. Probate bi-arinr that n,- anddecidinron said t'f II persons Inter nee ot ssid anpllcati ;n be Men ,,. and l. ested In said elate. II e reaeoa . kssuce.-sve-tlme of keartnr.hv rbMh'M 'paper puMtslied at lv In the Herald "'ir.r,?eeu'.les In tl '-e'l""-:r: Kethel in his stair. , "li w hlcli publication. .'- boodof ,holn.ere;.ed. all-ntcttP , , l said Court ai.d bs heart In b"'!'" t. u. si- AA KK. ,.i;Lv.e!,use.Atruerec.rd. 1- K,...,rr. ... il.i. ord. r.llls v . , .U4.oc,.,.,i, A tree copy of rec""! . Q.SEAVER. Judre. y t ROYAL r.'! J J i me exri PUBLISHER'S NOTES. We send out :t few a:inijle cpplog this week, find hope all receivinc tliem will subscribe. We shall forward all club nubsoriptions next Saturday, aud shall not send again till March 1st. We cordially recommend the old relia. Me Yankee Blade to any desiring a good story paper. It is $2.00 a year, but by a special arrangement we can od'er it with this paper, both one year, fur only $1.75 Those of our subscribers who have paid fur this paper to Jau.'JO. can have the Yankee lilade for 80c a year. EDITORIAL NOTES. It j said upon good authority that the land in one county in Nebraska is mortgaged for twice its assessed value A correspondent writes from Salina, Kansas, that thousands of farms in central and western Kansas are being ubaudoned because ot the inability of the owners to pay the mortgages on them. It is evident that the farmers there have allowed themselves to be' come burdened to a fcui ful extent, and it begins to lot'k a little as though they might seek redress through legislation. This means the extension of the etpiity of redemption or some other legal crook which in the end shall amount to par tial or entire repudiation. The outlook for eastern investors in Kansas farm mortgages is not very brilliant, accord ing to these correspondents. t looks to us as though the w estern farm mort gage business was being overdone. Ivastern capital has been pushed tow ards the front for higher rates of inter est and w estern An mors have seeincd ready to take all they could get, and trust to luck when the day for payment (oirrirt,. The commission to locate the state insane asvlum has fixed upon 'Water bury, tlie home of Gov. Dillingham. This decision of the commission causes considerable unfavorable comment, es pecially in those towns that were striv ing for, and hoping to secure the insti tution. Rutland ami St. .Tohnsbury feel hail, ami some even go so far as to intimate that it was a "put up job." We do not think that an institution ol this kind is specially desirable iu any town. Insane paupers do not consti tute an enterprising class of people. As a rule they do not carry much property for investment. There might be a tem porary revival of activity while the building were in process of construc tion, and there would be a few attend ants to add to the healthy population of the tow n. Let Waterbury have it. It is a central point, and we presume the people there are w illing if not pleas ed to U.ke it. Now, we hope that in putting tip the buildings those having the matter in charge w ill not think that a poor state like Vermont can build as extravagantly as a wealthy state like New York. Dont lie extravagant. The Free Tress and the Springfield Republican are having a tilt over the question of Senatorial succession in this state, apropos of the remarks which the latter made about Col. Walker. The Free Tress speaks of an unwritten law according to which the state is divided into two parts by the mountains, and each part has ita Senator who must be succeeded by a man on his own side of the mountain. The Republican laughs at the idea, but the Free Tress shows that this law has been followed through the entire history of the state, w ith one exception. Custom makes law in a eertt-in kind of way, but we certainly see no good reason why this law may not be broken. It ought to be broken. If for no other reason, that the people may not grow to think that it must be observed. Senators are chosen Irom the State at large, and both may be ta ken from the same household if thought best. One state's Senators are law partners living in the same city. The best men should be chosen letting local claims sink out of sight. We presume the people of the state know but little about this law only as their attention is called to it in a discussion like this. The Rutland Herald publishes an account ot the case of a man named Iiowcrs, who is serving out a long sen tence iu the House of Correction for a simple drunk. The facts are, as re ported : lie got drunk, was fined . ?' and costs in a justice court, appealed to the county court, could'nt get bail and went to jail, remained there until cost of board, fine, and court costs run his bill up to $117 19, his attorney did not enter an appeal, he could not pay tine and costs anil the court sent him to Rutland which added $22 10 to the cos's, making a bill of 8139 29. This must be paid or the alternative 417 days of labor less five days per month for good behavior. This is all done in a straight-forward manner under the law. The Herald thinks this is a hard case, and intimates that the (Jovernor will be petitioned for his release. Now we object to his pardon, except upon one condition, and that is, that the law yer who advised him to nppcal be com pelled to serve out all the time that Mr. Uowers would save by a pardon. IVr hans it would be well for Howers to serve a short term as a penalty for fol lowins the advice of a law yer. We object to his pardon on the general ground that he lengthened out tlie bill of costs hv his own free choice iu the matter. lie might have gone at once and closed up his fine and costs in as reasonable time as any other man who enjoys a drunk, tie preierreu to ooaru awhile w ith the state and now he is on ly paying his board bill. The state certainly cannot afford to lose it. He alth's, it is said that ho is addicted to intemperance and has 'served out form er sentences, anil now he must be hav ing a rest, enjoying an enforced reform aud the longer it can be made the bet ter is it for the man. The man hits made his bed, let him lie in it, certain ly as long as il does not hurt him. THE ELAIR AMENDMENT. The educational amendment to the Constitution of the U. S. is attracting some attention in certain quarters. We give below the text of the bill : Suction 1. No State shall ever make or maintain any law respecting an estab lishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. Si c. 2. Each state iu the Union fhall establish and maintain a system of free public sclioolsi adequate for the education of all the children living theii'in.lii lvveeu the ages of six aud sixteen years inclu sive, in the common branches of knowl edge, and iu virtue, morality, and the principles of the Christian religion. Hut no money raised by taxation imposed by law, orany money, or other property, or credit belonging to any municipal organ ization, or toanv State, or to the I'nited States, shall ever beappiopriateil,!!), plied or given to the use or purposes of any school, instttution.corporation.or person, w hereby instruction or training shall be given in the doctrine, tenets, belief, cer emonials, or observances peculiar to any sect, driioiiiiuatiuii, organization, or so ciety, being, or claiming to be, religious in it character; nor shall such peculiar doctrines, tenets, beliifs, ceremonials, or observances, be taught or inculcated iu tlie free public schools. Sec. 3 To the end that each State.the I'nited States, and all the people thereof, may have and preserve governments re publican in form and in substance, the I'nited States shall guarantee to every State, ard to the I liited States, tne siii port and maintenance of such a system of free public schools as is herein provided. Sec. 4 That Congress enforce this Ar ticle by legislation w ben necessary. We have no data at hand but we have an impression that w hat may be called the religious feature of this bill was suggested by au attempt to pass a National Sunday Law and was design ed to "head it off." In any case, in the discussion that has been started the bill has come to be known to many as the "Blair Sunday Bill." There seems to be some misconception regarding the nature of the amendment which Blair proposes. In any case we can see noth ing in it that should fasten to it the a bove designation. Much of the hue and cry raised against it can be traced to two sources ; one, Battle Creek, in Mich., the headquarters of the Seventh- Day Adventists. They find in the lit tle clause, "and the principles of the Christian religion, greai danger tol their peculiar form of religious belief. They are sending out floods of docu ments warning against the dangers that threaten our free institutions in this at tempt to fasten upon the people, as they assume, a particular form of religious belief. In the objection they make to this clause they must, of necessity rec ognize the fact that the first day of the week is the Christian Sabbath, and in rejecting it they reject a part of Christ ianity and so far lose their claim to the Christian name. But the intention of the amendment is the very opposite. It is to prevent the fastening of any spec ial form of religious fuith upon the peo ple. A religion is to be taught in the schools supported by the state, and the Christian religion is to be taught. Our Seveii'h-Day friends could hardly ex pect that Mohammedanism, or Budh ism, or Brahmanism, or Confucianism, or any of the grosser forms of heathen ism should be taught iu our Hchools. No nation ever yet endured a great while without some underlying form of religious belief. The Christian religion underlies all our publicinstitutions. Its principles enter into our laws, they are recognized in the customs of society, in individual dealings. Tlie churches of the land are the strong safeguards of the state. In turn the state protects the churches in the enjoyment of those privileges that give them etlieiency. We move in an atmosphere that is full of Christian influences, and moral influ ences shaped by the Christian religion. It seems to us as though our friends make a great mistake not only in their apprehension of the true intent of the amendment, but in the hostility they exhibit towards a measure which is in tended to protect them ns well as all others iu tlie enjoyment of their relig ious beliefs. If they are Christians, under any name they ought to come to the support of the measure. If they are not, no harm can come to them, for even though trained up in the Christian faith they are at liberty to reject it whenever they choose. The second soul ce of opposition is found iu the lealhen element that has grown up in this country. A great many objectors under names new to modern times have nrung up who take alarm at anything that looks like restraint of any kind placed upon their conduct. This kind of people has increased upon our hands recent times, and they threaten the fely of our institutions. We are sur prised that there should be any sympa thy between classes so widely different as the two from whom the opposition to this measure conies. There lire some things besides politics that make strange bed-fellows). The fact is there is nothing in the proposed amendment that differs materially from what is to be found in the Constitutions of many of the States. It may be that some of our friends who are so alarmed have been living all their lives under meas ures which they have suddenly discov ered are dangerous. The Blair amend ment only designs to make general what nlready exists in many localities. There is no occasion to fear. Our friends can worship on Saturday if they wi.-h, or any other day, even on Sun day. They are only asked to assist in protecting others in the enjoyment of the same rights. I low bad our roads are 1 Iu all, or most parts of our beloved country the inhabitants regard it as a necessary evil, ami require visiting iu more en lighteucd regions to convince them that bad roads are not a necessity. The Governor of Pennsylvania has pre sented the subject in his message to the Legislature in strong and convinc ing language, and a cry comes from the good State of Vermont for some thing better than now exists that finds an echo in every part of the Union w here wheels turn orjieastsof burden haul. The Rutland Herald sarsrnlv three things are wanting : The first is to become convinced that we have not good roads already ; the second is to be satisfied that we do not know how to make, and the third is to re solve that we will have them, and go about the business in the right way. What improves, elevates and refines a community more than good highways ? We need not co abroad to notice what is thecharaeter of communities javing the best roads. Look, for instance, at the suburbs of Boston, and it has been said that a stranger can gauge the in telligence of our Western towns by the character of the roads. American Garden. For Good Roads. Governor Alvin P. Ilovey, indorses road improvement for Indiana, us he says all clay roads should be graveled. He says : "The construction of gravel or macadamized roads between the cities, towns, villages and commercial centres of the Stute is of the very greatest importance. In every year many of tlie main thoroughfares are mudlocked, so that it becomes almost impossible to pass over them with an empty vehicle. Such obstructions are not only an inconvenience to the public, but are oftentimes the cause of great loss to our farmers, as they can not convey their produce to market in in a proper manner at the most conve nient and profitable times. With oar river and railroad systems, which may be regarded as the great arteries of travel and transit, good county roads would act asthe veins, which would give to the great body of commerce the most healthy action. In the States and counties where such roals have been constructed farms are worth much more than better landi in this State, w here the rich clay soil and change of seasons render our roads nearly impas sible. The revenue to be derived from tlie sale of intoxicating liquors and ar dent spirits, anil from the dog tax, might be very properly used for the construction of such roads. Largo sums of money are now, under our present road system, expended aud wasted which might be of great bene fit if the roads could be worked under some general supervisor w ho under stootl practical engineering. Bridges, culverts, ditches nno. embankments are now constructed in many localities at great cost, w hich are almost worthless aud even the earth roads are worked in many instances, exhausting the road tax, without much practical bene fit. Jt might be worthy of vour con- sidera'ion w hether convict labor, in stead of competing with our mechani cal industries, could not be utilized iu the construction of gravel anil macada mized roads. I ladievo that it can be safely said that the farming lauds of this State, wi'h good roads, passable at all seasons, would be worth at least twenty per cent, more than their pres ent value. THE FREE PRESS. The Burlington Free Press enters the year 1880 better fitted to serve its readers than ever before. Its growth in 1SS8 was unprecedented in provincial journalism, and its equipment is now superior to that of any other paper of its class in the country. It is one of the best provincial newspapers in A meiica. aud is still improving. 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