772: LEADING LOCAL NEWSPAPER IN EASTERN AND CENTRAL VERMONT
WEST RANDOLPH. YT.. APRIL i, 1889.
3 A T TRs
0. M. RICE,
.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.
It Chelsea, v i-liurwlnya nd Saturdavs,
- .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.
Tt CANNON CO, Worwter. Ma. Mjrln
Buy your Boots, Shoes
and Rubbers of
(wrucr ot S. Pleasant and Prospect Sts,
West Randolph, Vermont. ,
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..
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.
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,
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
a Eaa av mm
raJa,vo Maehlnew for SAU IMi U IMIU
nn Bitli I ' I n alar and f . a
EtrTOPAFT. DUPAi.llTI i CUi 1 1 II I OF 0R
A. VI. GFJirS SOSS,
Ptt tTk.ui awn rt,Lr. Maki liCTCtti iift.
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
"nil i.iiHMjty tm
-' J 1
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.
-. 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
b. K. H Al.Utl.
Mcruxp in Sell.
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.
.. . 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
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...,
M W Yt'l'.K.
f ROYAL ?25'o'!8 J
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
SKillT DllAr'TS (III Kllfrlillld, Irflllllll.
and Sfotlaml, antl J .KTTK.tt a ok 'hkiit
'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
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.
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..
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
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.
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.
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
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tV'l ilia edition ifive. ouly the local uews.
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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
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antl are liable to be withdrawn any day.
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!" 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
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
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
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
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.'
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
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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
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