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H JJL 772: LEADING LOCAL NEWSPAPER IN EASTERN AND CENTRAL VERMONT VOL. XVI. WEST RANDOLPH. YT.. APRIL i, 1889. NO.27--80fi. H 3 A T TRs 0. M. RICE, DENTIST .AltrouOxlde Oa" nduiti.Ltcrcd fhr pln 'trS AilincralTeelli set on nnbl.t r, lliiEt. or metal. A" operations carcl.tlly iV.Yt rocil and satisfaction aaranleed. , gglj block. 1 hcUew.Vt. hX bixby, PHOTO CRAPHER. It Chelsea, v i-liurwlnya nd Saturdavs, Weducditya. - .Tri.iil'v. Ajrent for or new V 1 VjlJ book. I'II.iIIINKNT SIKH L ttours or TiiK lav. contalnina- IhurestltiK or . limUHl person, now liviiut. lis """"li rindl help Aireuu wonderfully. .AIK 1'rH.CO.. Hartford. Conn. WAHTED. ri MATu-Ar. Tt CANNON CO, Worwter. Ma. Mjrln Buy your Boots, Shoes and Rubbers of ThomasMShoeman DK. STIMSON, (wrucr ot S. Pleasant and Prospect Sts, West Randolph, Vermont. , SALESMEN WANTED UmJ or travHhiit men of (rood rhnmclr who want pnuimilHiiploiiin'nt. wrlleoie bffor cnit.Klng kr ibr iriMin. My ytni Hun miw" na you w ukr nmiK-r h.nilllnit mv tpvnUllln. Ilonl lr bi.lrrninr IHhtI. Apply to Krvd K Youn Kni Knjltand Nurwrlr., !ticliflr, N. Y. AGENTS JUafgood salary. huUonhTi for our trr indm full lln of nur n ii.irl. ObIy lhoc over yr of (T" who cp hmlall mud ri!f"'ren urrd .pply. W (rlw 'ro- ftjmml Uir )tr round and my mil txplMM. hwrM u Umerfc N. Y. Addri. wltb lUnip. HOMER N. CHASE t CO.. Buckfleld. Maine. VILLAGE FARM I XVI T T H tuv farm on Cenfal Street, V 1 IjIj mar AyerV Kiook bridKt "! tunlflf intni;th fre off1! land. Mtitaldr dlvliletf tctutur and tlllMxe. cut alout 16 tonn ill hay, Ncimall fruit, unkI water it houw and barm. The HM tt two Murle wtlh l.."oittli 10 Urjtc rM.m tarM (HiiitiWu'ti Mil tn rirl clan reoali . Anv one tie- Mv trmtt faroi near one if the lM-t aelnKili In Vt flarrlww. fcterfi, etc-, cauitut Uo oeiier lhn io umiv inrlw UtlH piace. FRANK IIOH4KT. W, lUutl-iiiii. Vt Uee.mh, IKM. 7!tt PAKUlXOoK HiHtK. I.rr qarto. IJtho mpu4 ( (,tr, mr h.( I'arloa 4'ook tMk litf iwti told. Mulled on receipt ot .10 cent hv any kMAflrlkv, or KTt- A l,A( Kl AT. Ilonion. MaA. Photographs. a kixpuf rsrn 1 btiibf niuvLiuii 111 jiru'eiw ir iriic ihimiui v iparhawk's Callery, """' U.....: 1-. : ... ....... rK . i- H r. 1st., 1NS.K, k IWkln, my friend and ntr.ti for their former , W,, on,-r them a reduction lw pro i) rcentforonemoath. Sow ta th tlue lo ai-,!, ral lo trradtiatin' claw and cJnbu. m wriftp nir rino raifs. Y iui irr- .MMncDta the timeot idtttntf will be rvnulrtfd Matiwurk irnaraAleed Artd-cia. crrRKN FUK..KII and ftulahed I Call and lew tyle of erayop and tnkfworfc MMprirei tn-tore plarinn your utder for eu- I..T. fpriiawk ralWr. Yd floor over K. A. wore, w et kan.h,..h. Vt, mv write for (LIB rat. riTMrp 4- A -m r n a D- lmi Lai imrnuf mm pnvFn a Eaa av mm M.elilnealnrTMKRMIIIX. I.MMMII raJa,vo Maehlnew for SAU IMi U IMIU nn Bitli I ' I n alar and f . a swnoi THE EtrTOPAFT. DUPAi.llTI i CUi 1 1 II I OF 0R A. VI. GFJirS SOSS, Ptt tTk.ui awn rt,Lr. Maki liCTCtti iift. ?olSEr.TS??,TOOT. A.MtHT,S TorkCnr y CREELY f ' r Mar 0 wrarvy .mocx. J II.'- II w . . . . I "isi-i i.v I rivsor tins .V.i!:r . . ,, . E ' t y 1 1 urn, o u 7 lift blgn, H Sl.50 each, S15 per Dox. llwrsj r. .e n ....... r I lirei-si' Fraw .f I v. tZ c.ieery i reje. ot t.reeiy f s-wnjoowl hv anhsenher. Wnt. tor POBTimn genta Wantptt "nil i.iiHMjty tm -' J 1 i LK4ML NOIKKK. STATK OK VERMONT, ( In frntmte Court lipid ftt Ranpoli'M IMktkict.ks ( haridoip.i within and for bald ln.-lrli-l.uhjllu' fcld dav .,1 Meli. A.I. lMt. An In Hlruiin nl put porLinjr tu be the Iuhi will ami Teblam ut of Itt'iM'y Sinitli late or Wiillawitdowti In mti dls trlcl, dt-ceued. iM-injr presented tc Court ly (inonre KecLeM. exiH-utor named therein tor Probate: It l ordered liy natd Court, that all pernons concerned there In Ih noli tied to umtettrat a ttestdon oi Ki-ld ( lonrt to te ht-ld at llitdiurd Houe. W lllinmttown.o the l.'ibday ot April A. 1. IKS!., and show cant-. If anv they may have., anaiiif l the ProPateot --aid will for whicli pur pose It in turilter ordered, that a copv ot the record t thin order !ie published three week aurcr-ttslve.y In I hw IhKAi.Dft.NKWfi, printed at Kandotpli, p rev Sou it to wild i.ine.aiiMd).ted for hearing. Itv the Court, t-ufr Atiejit, WII.UAM ii. MCliohh, Judfre. FARM FOR SALE. Situated on the muin read from I.roookfle,ld to N'orl hlield. one-half mile from Eal Ifovburv. nost- ottice, et-hoola and meeting. CotiHinu f Mere Kood land. In hUti e!ale o ruliivMihu, ltuilntntf clans. Never falling witter aL hoiiieand haru. otuiK fru't.best fto jfMr orrhard. Kim ax a dairy farm. Will sell with or without the Block, too!, etc. and five a hijr ha r pa in to nonie younir man who wanW a farm that will make ininiey. 'I line jtiw-u. A. S. Pauk, Kai Hoxhury. I,tcinse ti Sell. 8TATK OF VH(MOM', I lu lT.mte Court.neld at Uamiolpii Uithk T. audi')ll lu mid for kid District, on the 1IU dav ol Mm., A. I).. lxM K. K. Howo adniiiiNtiult.r ol die vtv ot Ktu-n II. JiMlf.. late ol t;i.flM(a in .Hid llsitU'l.d-ot-aMiL make, application lo aaid t'oui'l fur lluetiMi ti fU'il all ofllie rral e(.al ol haid dn-caKtil. icprf tTmiltip llmt taid .ate I. llcctMury for the pa nient of Hie l-Utx of tUe dt-evat-d. (Mn-rt-iitton.il laordereil liv haul Court tliat aald application mine under ron.idi-iallon and lie lieanl on the Hill day of April. A. 11. li'J. at tlie l'roltate ulllcu la Itimdolph audit It nirlher ordered that all petaons lutercMed lie notltied heitjf, hy publication of nolii'e ot tlilu application and order t.hi"e. week .urcctdve ly lu tlie IIkkai.1i ami Nkwk, printiHl at lUutoli)i, lieforesald tlnieol liearlnu. llmt Uiey may apiear at aid tltiieandpla'e.aiidtl'llieyMucauM!obiect UiereUi. Ilr tlielViuruatteal. -. H. NICHom, Judee. A true cPT of record altetit. HTATK !K VKKMON'T, I In Proliate Court held Kamimim-h IllKTllK'T. at Haiirtolph In and fornald IMitriei,on the l-tlli div of Man:t. A. I. IK. An Inntruiiient purporllnit to oellle last Will and Tctaiucut of Lutlier roltiurn, lale o! Tun-hrl.lip-.ln nald dltrlrl.ik.'eil,UelH prewnU'd to Uie rv..iirt l.v h'n.iir V. Howe. the hxifu- Uir therein naimil. for I'mhate: It l ordered liy the Mid Court, that all person eoneerneil therein be no tltlnl to apear at manwlon of aaid Court to lie held at tlM lraliteli. Hotel In Chelsea on the Pith day of April, A. 1. and .how eau.e. If any they may nate,aa- ilBt tm- I'rohatu of ald will: for whli U i.orp..-'H la fiu UK r ordered, I hat a cony of the rec ord of till, order tie pii hi I.IuhI three weeka auereaa lyidy In thvllwaldand Newa. prlnteil at Wel Kau dolph.prevloua hi aaid lime appointed for hcar!lit II) Unj Oxirl, Attest. DOT WILLIAM H. NICHOLS. Judre. ComniiHsidiM'i ' Nolice. Kitaleor RANHOM B. (lOSH. The nnderidirned, havinir lieen appointed hy the Hon. I'ronnia Court lor the lll.trlcl of l!andolih Coiiinilanlonera. to rtH'i'lve, examine and adju.l all claim, and demand, of all persons airalnt the estate Hanuini it. (ioaa. late of Randolph In ald 1)1.1. di ceaec.1. and all claim, pllilhltisl In oITm'I thereto. here l.v alve notice that we will meet lor llienurpoeea atop. al.L at Hie ofUce of Win II. Niclioli, W. Ilaudolpli, Vu on Hie ll ll day ol Anrll neat from K o'clock, a. in. until a o'clock, p ni. or calfl dav and that .lx month. from Ihe t"u dayot .Mar. A. I. lrtl, la Ihe time limited liyanld Court lor aaid ereililor. to present their claim, lu u for examination and allowance. Ilatint at Kandolpli Uilr tli dav or Mar.. A. 1. II. C. WALIMl. I Co MX b. K. H Al.Utl. Mcruxp in Sell. i HTATK OK VKHMONT. lu Proh.le Court, hold- lIAVlMll.t'n P1.THH T. s en in ii.m.i.m,... ,.n ttUiftlav of Mar. A. !.. I' IHn.nioie J. Batllea, Ad lului.lraor of the i-slaleof Vll,l.l.a1 ll.mtou . i.ir ni pr tn said ill-trlct. dis-catsl. make application 141 aaid Court for license to s. II all of the real estate of aaid dt-ccased. situated In Kralntreau j repn-selllllia I uai sae 1 -aie it. . . .... the payment of tlie delil. of id deceased. v In're- .. . 1 1.1 AH. 11,. 1 uiH annliojiUoB ufion.ii is wri,-,-o . ". - "" eoiue uuikrr consideration and la- In-anl on lue tltli day of Apr. A. 1. at the Proliate otliee In Kandolph: and. II l furtlief onlensl. tliat all ier.ms in erest.sl lie notlthil hereof . . . ....11.... 1 , ..r ti.i. ...iilleNtlon anil onliT lhere.m. lhn we k. .uccesslvely In the IIKHALIj A M SI. ns priilieo ai ei esi n - - linieofliearliiir. Ihal they may appear at .aid time and place, and. if they see caue. object tliereui. r UI -IAM II. XICHOI.S..de. Probate of Will. XTATIS OK VERMONT, f In Pronate Court held ai V. - 1 i.-i.-. wlililn and far KANI.M.rn 01" 1 1 - . .. lu.. aaid Dl.trlclon Ui. Jlt day of March A. 1. ' . An Instruuien, frl"' laatyslllanu 1 esiamcni i -.'.-"r- - u ..liln.ton In said dulrlcl.nVceaMil, belinrpreaenml U. the court by . . lcou executor therein named. Tor I rooaie. It la ordered In said Coarl.liial all peraon. concern ed therein he nnllnrd to apiear at a . .... m ,. .. u 4,. n.ttel la 1 neiaea n !XVr. Tf,Vi tiu mv iiMv aKalnt the I'rohateof satd win. lor T,yPf,;j",rn,rUier ordered that ft oopy of - JTKrt ffpiiblWi.- tb.ee weekt u hiialp ARM N kw. prints ai Hm- een.lvclv In the IlkKAl.P ami .-saw. V"""rj" . . . - 1 ... .t.i tin,, .nnntnted tor liearlU. QOIIIII. pre.iwM. w ' K KvtheCourt. Atteat SN WILLIAM H.MCIIOLh. Jud. SMALL FARM FOR SALE. Small faim fur sale in Rnynlton, t.. one mile from the depot m the north mile of Hie river. Said farm cinsista of "even w-i-ea nf land under a liiKh state of cultivation. (rKl buil.lil.Kll. hl". tiel B-Iair d linled. KimniiiiT water al house and barn. I ellar un- ' rler bum. For nartit-uliira " " 4' i.n l.i 1 - .l T Skinner. Kovaiton, t. THE SUN FOR '89 AND THK DEMIH'KAt'Y. The Siin lieve that the caiiiwiin; fyr the ele. ti.ui of a llenwH-ratie I'onBress m and . ln.,,s mti- president in I'-' alioul.l lnit or, or alsiut the fourth of next an-li. 1 he Sun wilt he on hand l the bnnninp ainl until the end of the most inte.vMii.ir and nnp..rla.it s- ' . u: - ..: .1... .-,r H.illlt' ItK hilll.-Kt lVmi- ratic iKUty ami , T. 1 "fl, raiiu j n'k aev of the ,.n... .pies WMIsJ' ' " k Mill ftlt'l ' inieti.x mvxLv . The crest fai-to f the er a. th retlirl. to Rloltiie -iwer of the .i....n."n n-m "f all Zi vla-ta-th.bi'l jva.jaa of h?J overthrow 'I lie Mm fought ' "' n veursi. the ..n...ral,le v. ar, ol Grant and V-' ...i I!..... ..srl I Mitield and Arthur. toe rr. - ,,.. l,,,t I himanita 1 . It is the . "' '" . . , , . S ,V.w "mfrinit. "'"I I '" M T I S.HI1C ai"' n. i , . ai von not he-I- l.v h.uve hois t. I Us. 1.1 . Pev with ll'f m.e oir II" lnn . . i. 1 mi nit litis ! . ..n ill a nniti .l lin-ss. i mi', 1 f M,i il rteivm .-. i .....w--"' , n. f i-t.1 J'V',' ,,, ,,ehs...m ot expen- leltlllx: '. i"".- ; i,Ms,.iiiK.t-..l';J int. rrsiiin. . I tnith "'-VrvAVr,.. -I .nn. enter- n',K'! e .... J .tw here on ewrlh: '!,'!"n- I'""1'.. . ni.lv to hssilld nlr- er: im ' ' . . v, ,,, li .,,, th" Mm Hv !-". V..-.h- a w..-!.-.f.d 'itf ,t I... it a:"i " i, ,o 1.- m the s.iir-1..-. r lni!T I r nn-irb. r..m Imiiv. t y.-sr. .... s-mt.l.iv. rr y -ar.r' k.ih ,.;!v.KlM..Kiy.T- n"mxh- I..., ,Yeek!jS"" a?. ArldnMiTliKM'N M W Yt'l'.K. f ROYAL ?25'o'!8 J 0 HfTtl.Y Absolutely Pure. This powder never varies. A lnaivel of purity. .trenj.Mli and vhuhnoniene;. More economical than the ordinary kind., and citmuit t" Mild lu competition with the nniltlliide of low test, .hol l wclylil, alllliiu c.r phophale iMiwiier., Sohl onlv n cairn. KoVAt HAhlNU 1'UW htK Co., llW Wall it. . . The Randolph National Bank, West Randolph, Vt. OiirnnUrrl 11 15. Aaarta, almost S'JOO,IHIO A iroiipral bitnklii"; it nd pxt'lmiif;e busi- nt'n dimt', anil Collkctioss promptly iiiadv. SKillT DllAr'TS (III Kllfrlillld, Irflllllll. and Sfotlaml, antl J .KTTK.tt a ok 'hkiit furnihlied. 'J'lie depoalu and gciifral liUKinpnn ot (Ilia dank are euiiHtantly and mpidly In freasiiig. The lotalion at urh a central point for business cwuvetilenoe, enalilca our nistomern In every direction to transact business w ith u by telegraph, telephone, mail trexprea, and gut return' the name day. The accounts of business men solicited, to which prompt attention will be given. To individuals having money on hand waiting a favorable chance lor invest ment, we oiler a perfectly uecure place for their money, for which certitleates. of deposits, payable on demand, will be is sued. Assistance 111 be given in obtaining Sakk In vkstmknts for our patrons. WM. II. DUBOIS, President, JOll X W. KOWKI.L, Vice-President, K. T. DUBOIS, ( ashler. SUGAR MAKERS. Those who reallfe the sreat liuportanrcnf cover ln tbelr aap bucket In order lo make a line grade ot Miliar ami save a larreautoum 01 i's,r im KBil 1,1 M.111I tiu-lr n:uiM-on a tioslal card, for lllu- trawd circular, or lucent, to Henry Walcoll tor one of his new and Improved covers. per hundred at Dm- sinip. Sj,.mi Ms-ureli l.ikisi and delivered at the ocpol. Anoresa, 1 uiinriufre, v GOOD FARM FOR SALE. fwlnir tn PI health I offer my fann. 2 mileu aoiith of Went Kandolpli. Vt. on direct Mind to Bet lid. Contains nlmut 1J0 acn-s in home fumi uii.l .ajl aoroa in an adiilinini? lot. WihhI and nuMtuni. Water at house anil barn. Iota of fruit and pimd suifar on liard. Land level and easy to enrry on. Good Intilciiiica. Will aell verv 1 liean. Stock and tools with farm if (imireil. ijuiy terms. Imp HOKTON SARGENT. l aaimliilonrrt .'otlre. The nderlned. having been appnlnled by the Hon.Prooate Court for Ihe dlslriclof Kaudnlpb I'oni mlaoner.. to recelve.exaniliie.and adlu.l all ejatni. aiiddemandAotallperwiliaairalinl lbeelat of W il liam II. Hrwwo lale ot llraintree in nam iii.trim deceaaed. and all claim, exhlblled In nflset there to, hereby aire notice thai we will meet for the oil r- Iiisie. aiore.ain.BI tor laie u-etou. i.ir ... ...... ... irawi, r llralii-ree on the Kill day nf Apr. and 2lh dav of June nesu from 10 o'clock A.M. until a o'clock I. M .. on each 01 aia naya. aim leai .ix uionwi. inn. Ihe svahday ol.Mcli. A, 1'.. Isrii In the lime limit e.1 hv said Court for .aid creditor, in preaent thelr Claiiii. to u. for examination and allowance. Dated al Brliitrce I Ills "th day ol Men. A .1). WW I.KVI THAYKK I Commit aio JO.-,Kril M.TILSKVi .loner.. Final Settlement. HTlTK OK VF.KMONT. I In Proliate Court held al KanimilI'U Distmict. ss t Kandolpli in said Ills irlct. on Hie l dav of Apr.. A. 11. ISKi, Louise Hlani'lui'd. ailmliil.tiatrlx of the estate of tiis.rge W. Hlanchard. lale of Wltlliinisliiwn In mid llf-t. diK-easi .1. pn-scnl s lnr atlnilnls'n ace'nt for examina tion antl allow ance, ami make appltcvtion for a de cree of distribution and pari ll ion of I he .slate of said deceased. Whereupon it I. ordered hv said Court that said account and application lie referred to slou tbereitf.to heheldat the milliard House io .aid WiHtamstown on tlielKlh dav of Apr. A. 1. 1SK9, forhrarlnr and decision lliensin: and It Is further ordered, that ail persons l.ilere.ti-d he nolltted tliereotbv publication of notice of aaid application md order thenstn. three week siiecesslvelv In the ileraltland Newa. a newspaper published al Kamlolili before aaid time ofheearloc. that thev may apn.-ar al aid lime and place, ami. If they ee cause, obiect there Ui KvlheCourt. Attest. HV W ILLIAM II. Kit HOLS. Judire. roiiimissioiier's Notice. K.lale of F'ra Turner. Tlie nniiersliniisi, luting Ins n appolutisl by lis? lion. Prolmle ( oiirt for I lie I ll ric! of If iimiolph. Commissioners, to receiie. examine, and adjust ail claims and tit ni.nti of all pi-r-oiis against the estate of Kra Tinner late of Tnitliritltre In si,l lUt riet. d.'cea-.sl. and ail claim- in ott-et lltcn-lo. In-rehy iie li-MI'f that we will lin.-t for Hie ptll)HeMsi afort "Hid. al the 1 lilibrl'll.e Hou-e in 1 until ltive.oli tlw-iT'h dav ot April and f't nav of Aitinist uet. fcni lit o' clock a.m. unit. o'clock, p. in., on each of s.t(d daia, ami that i months from the Rib tl.v of Feb. A. P . Iss:l is Ibetime limited by sai.l I 'onrl for sai'l T.-l'l"rs to pet M-.lt tlM-ir cl.,ims to us f..r exanilnati.i and .tllowan.-e. I bitisi at 1 un lirntre. Vt.. tlii- ' h ti:t of Mir. A. II. lsa. . ATM WILL H. Al MiN. I Com AAKoN . KINO. mlssioneni. fannnlsdniirr'. Notice. LV.ate of AlplM-u los.rre. flN, tuvtot st-nrd li.Tinr neen aw-ilpii-d by the Ho. ProhaiecHiri tor tiietlt-1 riet of l:.i.t..l.h. coimidf vjocers lon-c ive. evTtnilTie and aii.itisi allclxfni. and ieioaiid t a.t 1--r-01.11 aralr.sl lite esl.le of AU-lHsi. losirjri- laleof ltau'i.-iph In said J listrlci, rtis-. a-sl. and ail ci.iiiiis e.iii.il.-d in oil .--l lltereto. pt i-.,, n -t ice t list a e ill ni'.l for the purpo... a(or r-i.l. al ttss l'p' lee ITms- in l:andolp!l onttie'-Tti d.il of Mil ae.l -.'7th t)a of Jttlv next, oeotn 1- o'clt-ka.m until 3o't-its-k p.m.eaahot said dvi s. ."d Hist -lv mo, f f'Hil th-rd.i-. of Apr.. A. I.. Is I. the time llmiti-d l.v s-sitl 1 oon f' -r t-.-i.dcs.iti:..r- to present ttK-.ir eiaitns Uj "s f.r eX3Tllli;.it..li atttl alio" .'ice. Oaltd ai Lalrli'l a tiii- t4 t-iv of Apr. A H. 19. W I I.I I A V r. HOLM AN, t om W9 II. I. Si. a! R, mUsit.rH.-rs. Prlulcil Kvery Wedneailay Kwrulns at WKSiT 1AIM)LIII, VT. TWO EDITIONS. 3-1 ff A VK.tlt for the FOI'lt PA UK 4? I mJJ eilitioii: 'J.t (enlaleas lu Windsor r Oranre conutlcs. I'lllslieltl. Hancock and Urauvllle tV'l ilia edition ifive. ouly the local uews. C1 '": YKAMlfor the F.M.1IT PA..K O 1 awi3 etlitlou: 2.1 Cents leaa in Windsor or Oraiiire con titles, rtttsttcld. Hancock and (iranville arThts i the reicular paper and iflvcs ail the news Mirror A. Farmer antl elifht pair.1 edition fl.ttO a year In erniolil: elsewhere $l,Sj. Ileruld and Boston Journal, 41 .4.1 Herald and New Vork Tribune, 1.45 Herald and Mirror it Farmer, 1 .5.1 Herald ami New Vork World, 1.80 These offers are only good in Vermont antl are liable to be withdrawn any day. ADVERTISING RATES. One column, one year, ... - $100.00 One half column one year. - ao.oo One quarter coltimii. one year, - - - 30.00 One Inch, one year, - ... 6.00 !" Advertisement fnra .horter time V per ceut more than the proportionate rate. F-Npeclul position ii per cent extra. liT-l'roliulc notice. fl.OO. Leaal notice. 10c a line, I IT-No discount on alsive ralea. Hand In copy by Monday. EDITORIAL NOTES. Ii. O.Greene, Slate Inspector of Fi nance hits sent a circular or letter to h11 the banks anil trust companies, in the State, to find out whether there have been unusual deposits just previous to the 1st of April by individuals in (heir own or other's names, tlmt appear to have been placed in such institutions lor the purpose ol reducing individual lists and evading taxes. Does this of ficer act ollieially in doing this, or is he seeking information for his ow n private benefit ? The legislature of Tennessee recent ly empowered the Gov. of the State to perform the marriage ceremony. The next day he was called upon by a mem ber of the Senate and a blushing wid ow, who, having hitherto been two wished to be niatle one. The thing was done inslanter. The members of the Senate presented gifts, etc. The Free Press says the groom was 6C years old and six feet eight inches in height, and wishes the couple long life. We dont see how the bridegroom can live in any other way. Supt. Palmer has been holding an educational meeting at Midillebury, it would seem imtiuly for the purpose of discussing the new law and the county supervisor question. Cau not Sir. Pal mer eome this way and with assistance light up our darkness? Perhaps a full discussion of the supervisor question will assist the county boards in making choice of these officials. Id this meet ing it was explaiued, amoug other things, that the members of the county boards are town ollicers and should therefore be paid by the town. This has been tpiestioncd by some who have held that they were town officers antl should be paid from the State treasury. The Free Press in a recent issue re ferred to Gen. James M. Warner, for merly of Midtllcbury, now of Albany, X. V., as a candidate for postmaster at Rutland. The item looked like an attempt to perpetrate a joke upon the people of Rutland in anticipation of the 1st day of April. The Middlebtiry Register refers to the same gentleman as likely to be postmaster at Albany.' This latter statement carries with it ev-j idences of its own probability. We are I inclined to think that the former state ment is a joke which the printer perpe trated upon the editor. Such a suppo sition lets the editor out in the easiest way. Great preparations are being made in New York for the Washington cen tennial celebration. 'Ihe National Citiard of Vermont is expected to be present and liear a part in the ceremo nies. Through the foresight of Col. Robert . I. Kimball of the Governor's staff superior saddle horses have been secured for the governor antl all mount ed officers. The Gov. has been re quested to appoint a detail to serve ou the stuff of Gen. Selmtield, w hich is a hi"h honor to the Suilo and to the de- tail, whoever may be chosen. The va- j rious companies of the Guard are rub- I bing tip and putting themselves in trim to make a fine appearance in the par ade. The money comes slow. About two thousand dollars more are wanted to meit the anticipated bills. It should be foithcomiujr. j The new Postmaster General Waua nutker is a man of business. There is no fooling witli him on business mat ters or business hours. Jn his depart ment at any rate, he proposes that em ployees shall earn their money. The common custom m government omccs is for clerks to enter at 9 o'clock and go out at 3 o'clock, This makes a very short day, and wth some it is little work and large pay. Mr. Wananiak- er proposes to lengthen this day two or three hours. lie will also dispose of incompetent otlicials as fast as their in competency is discovered. The day is not far distant, we trust, when a letter will start from Bethel on the 1st day of April and reach its destination at West Randolph the same year. On the 22nd of this month the new Territory of Oklahoma, cut out of In dian Territory, will be opened to white settlers, and thousands are waiting to rush in and take possession. It is an agricultural country and believed to be a new Garden of F.den by the "boom ers" who have been waiting to get ov er the borders. The Government has secured an honest title to these lands from the Indians, and those who occu py can feel that they are doing no one an injury. 1 he prospect is that witu- in a few years we shall have a new and prosperous commonwealth in the very heart of the Republic. Willi such in ducements in the West how can we keep our young men in Vermont ? We are afraid that our new commissioner of immigration will find it difficult to turn the smallest rivulet out of the tide in this direction. A GREAT BUSINESS. Hon. Carroll S. Page of Hyde Park is a Vernionttr who believes in Ver mont and has made his money here in this state. He is a wide awake, push ing and thoroughly reliable business man. One of his varied interests is thus noticed editorially by the St. Al bans Messenger, and we heartily en dorse all that it savs : One of the most unique and exten sive industries in the state is that founded and pursued by Hon. C. S. Page at Hyde Purk the calfskin bn- lncss. 1 he 'invention is Air. J age s own, and there is nothing of the sort of the same magnitude, in the I'nited States. It consists in gathering these hides from all over the country and in assorting them for market. The bus iness was commenced in a small way by Mr. Page's father, w ho was a deal er in stoves and tinware. The young man saw the possibilities, improved his op portunity, and from his annual business of CiOOO skins in 1SS0 it has grown to be more than SI), 001) in a single mouth and exceeding $2')0,000 yearly. His storehouse at Hyde Park is a marvel as regards capacity 210 by 50 feet, with a basement for storage ami chamber for dry stock, callable ot carrying in stock over 100,000 limes. We are glad to notice this successful Vt. enter prise, ami to commend the proprietor to the favorable consideration of the trade. One of the principal reasons for Mr. Page s success is acknowledge ed to be "advertising, and attention I is called to his advertisement in anoth- r W)j ,,,. liuii,ess faculties also furnish an important factor, the whole being crowned by personal integrity and upright dealing.' FAST DAY. Friday of this week has been desig nated as Fast Day. This is one of the movable holidays of the State. This year it falls upon the day just mention ed. The origin of the custom of ob serving such a day has passed into the region of myths. The propriety of the custom is discussed tqion the annual re- j curreuce of the dar. The most lilacral minded need take no special alarm iu reference to the influence of such a day. The mass of men are as oblivious of its existence as though there were no such day, so far as catching on to its real meaning is eoni-erned. Who, in recent times, has heard ot any one wno nan plenty to eat, fasting on that .lay ? Vc- ry few pay any attention to the rolig- ions element that is supoed to pervade i .t. .1.... ..-.. r unniiin!,.,! in tl.A 1 t 1IC Vl.l livt. .,..-. ...,.......-.-.... churches as the Governor requests, but the ministers look out over a dreary w aste of empty pews, while business or pleasure fills the, hours as on other days. The day makes a break in the monot onous course of time and affords au op portunity for those who wish to hold sugar parties, trade horses, and do va rious things of a like unture. Whatev er sanctity may have attached to it in a former period bus pretty much drop ped oil', antj the question is, is it worth while to have a Fast Day asau annual institution. There are times when it seems proper to observe a fast. Great calamities reveal to men their weakness and impress a sense of dependence. These calamities may be local or gen eral, and the fasts that arise in conse quence are of a similar character. It is perhaps safe enough to say that we ought to fast once a year on general principles. Perhaps we are wicked en ough to do some fasting every day, if such a practice would bring us into a better frame of mind, but the fact is, in times of great, or even ordinary pros perity, the mass of men are not very deeply impressed with a sense of their sinfulness. Fasting for sins that one does not particularly feci is too much like the old method of repenting of sins committed in Adam. It is this com fortable feeling of self-satisfaction in re gard to our moral status that so many of us indulge in, that takes the reul sig nificance out of Fast day. And the meaning cannot be put back into it un til changed condition in the circum stances o- men's lives force it in. Dur ing the years of the War of Rebellion the annual Fast day services were the most impressive religious services of the year. The nation was iu trouble and each man felt its disturbing influ ence. The generation in active life now has seen scarcely a shadow full upon our national affairs. The appro priateness of fasting is uot clearly dis cernible. When au observance become. a ceremony and nothing more, is it wise to continue it? The seasou of" Spring is a good time to be thankful, rejoice that we have passed safely thro' the perils of another Vermont w inter. If Thanksgivings and Fasts have couie under an unalterable law of custom, there are clear reasous for the reversal of their observance. If this cannot be accomplished there should be such a combination of features that one can fast and be thankful or feast aud mourn at each end of the busy period of the year. Fast day has a sort of under ground connection with some ancient pagan festival, ami these festivals were born of human instincts or yearnings, aud it may be that on this account it is exceedingly difficult to change or drop a custom out of which for the time be iug much of the meaning has passed. There are some things about Fast day that we do not like to see. We do not like to see the Governor of the Slate send out a proclamation calling upon all the people to turn aside from their business and engage in worship for a brief season, and find alsout one i'l five hundred paying any attention lo the call. We do uot like to see a church expect of a minister that he will spend the best part of a week in preparing au extra tine discourse, and then when the day comes about nine-tenths of them remain at home, and the minister find himself compelled to address a congre gation composed of his own family, the sexton, two old maids, one widow, a stray deacon, two church mice, three or four umbrellas and a pair of rubber. We do not like to see the profane pass the dav iu horse-racing.base bull games, general revelry and drunkenness so that more sin is committed on that day tli.tti on anv other dav in ihe vear. and all ; because a sort of deference lo fusion. ,l,.p ,. ft" from lala.r, and there is not moral stamina enough to carrv them into the range of religious iiiliucnces, and. we do not like to see the pious, though not participants, standing hv as spectators, when they ought to be fast ing for their sins and getting ready for Spring's work. If Fast days in:it be kept up we would like to see a little more meaning inserted into them. Ict the fires on the hearth burn low, aud the larder lie cmi'iv bile the smil look out through the gnw-or elements of tlio body and gathers strength through its weakness. Our ancestor f i-t.-d liter- allv. We miirht safely imitate their example lietween the departure of win ter's fresh meat and the comittg ci of SpriiiL' chicken-.