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THE LEADING LOCAL NEWSPAPER IN EASTERN AND CENTRAL VERMONT. VOL. XVI. WEST RANDOLPH. VT.. MAY. i) 1889. - X0.32--811. Printed Kwery YVediiearlar F.vrenina at WKNT BAKUOLPH, VT. TWO EDITIONS. TERMS: cat lf A TOK foi the FOI'R PAE S 1 AM edition; 1M OMi leaa tn Windsor , Oranire counllce. I'ltlaletd. Hanoock sod Granville f-'liili edition plvea only tbe local ncwa. A -I ii A VKAII for the HKJIIT PAK J?l 1 edition: nl I-"" in W liuisor ill Irinirc count lea, IMttsfleld. Hancock and Granville rar'i'iils I" rcicular paper and Klves all the newa Mirror Farmer and elfrbt Pe edition fl.OO a year in Vermuiil: elaewhcre tl.Ha. Herald and Boston Journal, $1.45 Herald aud New York Tribuue, 1.45 Herald and Mirror A Fanner, l.fi6 Herald and New York World, 180 These oflera are only good In Vermont mdare liable to be withdrawn any day. ADVERTISING RATES. Ok column, one year, .... (KW.M Ok half column one year, .... Cti.00 par quarter column, one yew, .... tO.IKI Ok 1Kb, one year, - ... a.oo rar Advertisement for "horter time fft per arnt axircU-an tlic proportional rate. ."Special position per cent eitra. r-l'ronate notice" tlbfl. Leral notice lOe a line, fVNo discount on above rate. Hand In copy by Mnaday. Buy your Boots, Shoes and Rubbers of ThomasPiShoeman DR. STIMSON, Corner of S. Pleasant and Prospect Sts, West Kandolph, Vermont. SALESMEN WANTED lral or travciInK men of ood clut racier bo want irmani-nt cinplut went, write nie before eniraiiinit lor the season. My system aasurea Merest and yon at make money handling my apeclaltlca. Oont de lar, terms very lltieral. Apply to Krod E Vounit New England Nurscriea, Rochester, S. Y. AGENTS WANTED. at a rood salary. t.. ,.t.. r.,r our trees and a full line of bur- rj Mori. Only those over years of aire who can finish ituod reference need apply. We irive ojn pkiTtnent the y ear round ana pay all expense. Nurseries at Geneva, -N. V. Aildreaa with stamp, HOMER N. CHASE & CO., Buckflold, Maine. Jul 14. ip VILLAGE FARM I-iTrT T T ill niy farm on Central Sirect, N VIA J near Ayer'a liioi.k bridge -,'ti- umnr il.ui .t.-, nfr I land, tullaiilv dulled Inst paMiire and linage, rut. atiout ift Ions nice hay. a.iik-Miial! fruit, rood witer at hout-cand barn. 1 tie h-se Ittwu ,t..in-s with L.nlalns 10 lame, rooms ln. luilldluraall I" tirslcla.!". rcnalt. nv one ili ainur a farm near one of 1 lie bi-st schools in V t, thirrhe. .tore-,, etc . cannot do betbr llutn to Come MM.ee tlilsphce. llllBAIlT. W,lUn.,.l.h, Vt.. lire. nth. ,vi Photographs. A NEW DEPARTURE. Rnrtinn in prices for t month Sp:irlmwk' tiallerv, coiomenriii(t April Int. 1M. . Thankinsr my friends and patron for their former patroiuire 1 now otler them a reduction iiprire of neiirly 20 ar cent for one month. Now in the tinie to h.rnre photoa from, VPPl tiM on hand or sit tor new one. Sl'ht 1AL WcftnUnMiuatiu 'Ui-e and t'lnlw. Apjily r write for clnb rateji. With prwent ntluetioii pirment at the time of sittinsf will be reqmred. All work fftninuitx'd rirstl:iH. WCTfRKM l-M,ARiKI anrl flnlahed tn IMII V I.H or t'RAVO. fill and nee t.vle of CRAYON or INK work and itet prices More placim yonrorder for eulArtred work, tall At L. T. SPARHAWK'S GAXI.ERY, Wflwover K.A.Thommi' utore W.KandoIph Appll or write for ( LI B rle. p?lArC nVT Poll, f'llnm'e and fjVli.llr lxMtl..n In the .inh. J.F. M AM'IHA, Harem lit. a- X.E4.AI. XTICK. STATK OK VKRM'iNT. I In Probate Court, held HtknoHD iHi-rn-CT. s. at Wo.al.lock In 'aid Ul"0-lct on Hie JTth day of April A. II. How Preaenl Hob. TlKinia 1. Seaver. 4u.lre. Wliereal Jennie A. Hallev. a.lminllrairi of the le el KranV II. Baiiey late of lb th-l. In aaid dla. Inn 4eeeaiM-d. Initiate propoa. t lo render an a vm of her administration and lo present Is-r ac "nnt vath.t -aid estate ft. reiaeilnaihin and a. low ! a PniSale c urt to lie held at WoodMock afrniMnthe ir-th dav) of May Awl whrreaa aaid ConH lia aanlirned aaid time M plane for tin- ttb-nolil of taid account and lor ree i.f the retldue of aid estate to the betra of auil dec-ead. The ourt llieretnre order that notice of the aune be riven lo all perai.na Intere-b-d lu said ea I piiWI.hlnv a copv ol tl record ott"laor et tbree weeks ucce-lvel In tin- Herald and C onr- anewapaper pnlill-liet at Beile-1 la IhH ata'e. iMtthev mav aniw-ar before aaid court and com eat ai'l'wancenf said accouel.if tliet we eaii-e. A Inw record, atleat, N.J.SEAVKK. Ketflater A true copy of record. U Alteau THOMAS O.SKAVKR 4ude. Final Settlement. TATR OF VFRMtlVT I At a Probate Court "s-tiiiit ov HAKrroHli bi-ld at W.iodaroca. Itliltiind for aaid I lie! rict. on the i .lav of Apr- t. lss. Puk.kst. Hon. T. O. Weaver. 4udre. 11F.RE VS. Sm-n.antW. eall. adniiniatrator with -l annexed, de bonis win, of tbe eetate of 'aiehltjv. lateof Kovalton. ainM ll.trlrt.deceaed. teatate. propoaea to render "aaanlol hia adniluUtratlon anil lo preK-nt hl raiat aniiut aaid e-tale for allowance at a "il-t ol ai,l Court lo be held at the Pro'-ale ' oner o.kIm.kHi In aabt lll'lnct. on the ITth day of ay, A.llo. And W hereaa. Said Cmrt ha aa wraed aaid time and place tin eet'ler.enl of aaid ac J'. and lor a deem- .a the residue of abl estate to " lecsteea of aaid deeca-;. and ordered JnatMiiiiH- aollce thereot be riven to all peroni lu-"en-d la ,a,4 ia, ny fHihll.htor a eopy uf tlie ,ro of thl. order three week auccea-ivelv. peevt t ta? dav aaalmed. aa afonald. la I be White a-vw Heraid a aewtpaper niiblt.hed at South Ib.v-alo-i la ihe t .mniy of Wlndeor. In the Stale of Vu 1 -T.-(irr All penM.ti. conrerned in -t0 eatate are Mited to apre-ar at the Pnavate ic in W ood "''''n aahl In .irtrt. .at tlatdav aulaned. a. afore n, then and thereto eonteat lias al'owaneeof "aid oami-if Lbev tee eaiiee. and to eahlth llietr rialos elri, lerateea. and lawful claimantt of aaed reee- tear rerortl. Attest. X. 4. SEAVER. Knrtner. tratcupyot record. 4 Atteat. T. O. LEAVER. mifr mm t f ROYAL KSill J 1 . Ten 7 mm Absolutely Pure. This p4wder ntvr vrt-n. A mvl of i.nrlty, f-uiioiiii'-ttl than strftith and uIioI.tkiiii.'im--. V.i Ww orllii(iry kind', ami cann! ! mitt in t'inM'litiu with tltt imiltHutlv (tf low n- r w.K'it, aiuum or ihtHi )! Mm.iert. HUi niilv In can. HoYAt RAK1NC. I'tiWL-kK 'o.. lut; Wall HI. N. V. Tbe Randolph National Bank, West Randolph, Vt. Oricanlxed IWT.t. Aaacla, almost fJOO.OtMl A gi'iieral bankitio; and ext liange liusi ncsri done, and tOl.l.H'TloNS iiroinptly made. KiiiitT Diiafts on Knirland, Ireland, and Scotland, and J.kttkhs ik 'KKlilT furniBhed. The deposits and general rmMne. of tin bank are uouxtanlly ana rajililiy m cn'axinit. The location at eiich a central point for lmsincss ootivenience, enable, our customers in every direction to traiioact business with us by telegraph, telephone, mail or expre.tt, and get returns the same day. The accounts of husines men solicited, to which prompt attention will lie given. To individuals, having money on hand waiting a favorable chance for invest ment, we oiler a perfectly secure place for their money, lor which certificate" of deposits, payable on demand, will be is sued. Assistance will be given in obtaining Sakb Invkstmknts lor our patrons. WM. 11. WHOIS, President, JOHN W. UOWKI.L, Vice-I'redent, 11. T. M'ltOIS, Cashier. Commissioner's Notice. K'.UIeof Jc-emlah Wilton. The und n.lrHied, linonf la i n apiHilnlrd by tbe lion. Piulntc foiirt foi the llietrln of llarllur.l t oinnOMilonera. u recene. eiiaiulne, and a-ljuct all claims ai d d. ni .lid of all pcr.li airalnat Hie .slale of Jereiiilab VHsun luu- of slM-khrhU'e in said rlel. doci aeed, and all c sln in nttx-i thereto, hereby Ilir d -dice thai we will no-el for the purpose- atore sald. atlhe lale re-ldei re of the aalu Milton In Sioekbrelfre on tbe !i.Mh d.-iy , ..f Slav and VI' day of September neit. from I o -eba lt a.m. until 4 o'clock, p.m.. on earhof .aid lav, and I hat -d niont ha from the 4th davof Apr. A. T) . iwi b the lime llmlle l h. Mid t oiirt' for nald creditor l preM-.lt tnelr rialuia .. ... t.ir a, oli, mi. in and illowanor. Il itedal Rlui-k- brldse. V'U tbl day of Apr, A. II. !-. J. 1. I at.'.n o . O.J. ItH llAKHSOS,( Cnm- Hit mh-loner. Licelie lu eli. TTF. OK VKIIVflVT. ( At a fri hale Court Altii-ORII HIS IKHTSSi held at W o.,dio,k. III. in and b.r said di-lrl. l.on the'th day of Apr ,1, ll.pwa. I'r. -e.H II..M.T.O. Seaver Jiol. . Whei-aa Ja.i.ea II . Hick. Iluanltan of Ma.il la 4 . vnold. n lnane pereon now reeblln In Kot.ni ,n In Mild in-dili-l. l a- .i-e nled lo aaid urt tils ,.?itln I., wn.liw. maslmr .p. llcatl.m for Ih-en-e to II the real eat ale ol hh. a!d ward. 'l"aie n Nor Ich. r. al estate l tla- n.e. and all the n-a lej- (nil1 of willed rne Ki'jii'i"a '' wu5l. dec!, cd ..e-a.e-l.- . ", . i .... tl,t It w ill lie conducive b. the in er.M.of hb aaid ward to s-ll Mid real e M - an" put the pr.-e- ' '' "l' ,Viof M,.v l-he ( ourt Ihi-refore appoint '1(h daylof M'lV issjamueand U I'n.bate t'nl.e In Woodwork '.r.-a'dT. place of ls-arlK.nd decldhnr -M appUca Ion . ii,.. i .11 ,nVri.-r.vnrilf this onier llmt- wrn aivel (V ininf v line - tlubt Sotll f,.re K.ld "'in ana rone . rM couuu If the, see .tuXlet. A I true copy of record. et. .,,. 812 lioliae if Will. TATF OF VKRMOsT. f In Pnate Court held at t7asml ,ni IIISTKHT i fly bea Wl.hln and for laid l.istrlct on .rpTrllnr An Instrument with ewlteii arnatii. J . airaiw to be the l.-t Will and 7;:'7",'LhhA,1 late of Chelsea lia J' d"ll;or,.v tU enled to liar court ,T.i.mhate -Mnnc U,e lath day ot May. A. W. a" they may l'tv''Vn"j,.V.r irVh-red ibat a ...v .if the which purpose II '""'''r',! "ee weeki suc record of ll.ls order P"''""'-'"...!.. a, Itau- ceastvely In list mi ..t - led ,r h.-arln,!. dulph. prevlou.W Mild ;f70IMA,,, 8 WILLI A X H. M(llU-4""-- rrtiti.te of Will- ....,evtBMilVT At a Probate Court held 0TATF.OFFRM'lT. a , , ,i,hin d IMatrlrt of Ramhuph . as. S at I j ihxs. for aaid ll.rbl.on tbe ..U da m Anr lb mm A, InstrunH-utlurryrnnrtn be ine o) B te..intotAni.la.kbury.sj said "'''-"r'rjiuexeco ora therein bv A. B. and It. A. T "tl u I. onlered bv said Court named, for probate: an laon ereo that all pern. concerned therein )1(Bk, )b pear hefora said -'' ".JT dav if May L.-.l..lnh aforesaid. o tne . neii. and cnie.' ,,r"T.'rurU er oniered that a T " l'r. J:"',e.T.'rder7i pnhllsbed th.ee ( otv ot ine ".. "1 "1 V , , ,be time appomieo week, ncce-sl.el.; i.T u.V.1 n AND MH for provina - "W Randolph in thla Male. . . ..paper pr'j;1 WM H. ' H''l-Jai'y- tommlssioirrr's Xolice. POEB Probate t ourt for '"J ,o t)t aM cialu.. ,M.vers lora r. ""J'7-ing. , be .-lateof Sa-;dd.-mndof all l--r.ninst or ltl,trirl r c-p- l'lnmm '" rbX-a -he Wh dav o m nf tr. l oVIock p. " ' !" iJ 'The St'h dav of Apr. and.ha n" f JTakl Coart for -.el rorTi uVtblu cim. u, for etamiua- O, f.O.TKACV.. -J-hiaera. EDITORIAL NOTES. Ex-Minister l'helps is expected to resume his duties as lecturer on law in the Yale Law School. It is said that this intention affords much satisfaction to the faculty of that institution. Immigrants who landed in New York last week must have thought that all the country had turned out to welcome them to these shores. It would not take them long to learn that we were indulging in a birth-day anniversary. The New York Tribune speaks well of the appearance of (iov. Dilliugliam and the Vermont militia led by him in the procession. The (Iov. was well mounted, the troops were well-drilled, and each man carried u piece of ever green in his helmet. The weather bureau proposes to re port the weather a little further ahead than it has been accustomed to do. We are inclined to think the bureau would stand on more solid ground if it would report each morning what the weather had been the previous week. We see it stated that Col. Albert Clarke, late of the Rutland Herald, is soon to move to IJosttn to engage in newspaper work. We did not suppose that he woidd keep clear of a newspa per office a great while. He is a good man for the business, all the same, and if he does not help makes live paper then some great change must have come over him. An old lawyer says of Jere Ulack, at one time Attorney General that he neglected his briefs in his old age and depended on his eloquence. He would even go so far as to quote authorities on the wrong side. We presume there is nothing new or unusual in this. Al most any lawyer could sling authorities promiscuously before the average jury and it would not particularly atl'ect re sults. Some of the boodlcrs in Canada are flattering themselves with the assurance that if that coun'ry should be annexed to this they will be protected. One de clares that the Dominion government has made them such a promis". Now our boodler friends may rest assured that they will not live long after Cana da has been annexed to this country. Their hair w ill have time to grow down to their heels, and new teeth to take root before that event transpires. During the last few days there have been several meetings of governors of the difl'erent states aud other state olli cers from the North and theSou'h, the Kast and the West, and at these meet ings there has been a most happy ex pression of fraternal sentiment. If one hall that was said was felt, it would seem as though the era of peace and good will between us and the old Con federacy was rapidly drawing on. h is safe to say that these occasions aid in bringing about the result sought. The air is full ot reports about the Oklahoma boomers. It is hard to tell what the state of society is in that re gion. There is evidently plenty of talk ing, some fighting and a great deal of gambling going ou. Some are working their claims in a quiet way, while oth ers seem to have a good deal of trouble over town lots. It is hard to make the proper surveys and run the street lines satisfactorily. Houses are being con structed in such a way that they can be easily moved, and thus provision is made to meet any emergency that may arise. Suit was brought against Gen. Black some time ago for maliciously with holding a pension claim. He has just filed his answer in which he taken the position that the Government protects its oflicec-s in the discharge of official duties. If each applicant whose claim was rejected had the right to bring suit it might give rise to an endiess amount of litigation. Il would seem as though action must lie against the government and then the government must settle accounts with its subordinates. It is probable nothing will come of tbis sa.it. In general terms the New York cen tennial was a splendid affair. It was brilliant. But under all the parade and glitter there were many unpleasant things. The fact is there were too ma ny people. The crowds were simply immense. It was impossible to accom modate all who sought accommodation. There seems to have been a kind of reckless mismanagement on the part of committees in the issuing of tickets. Distinguished officials who went as the guests of the city were hustled about like the common crowd of men. Many who went to the great receptions and banquets were compelled to forego an ticipated pleasure and hurry away to their hotels to stay the gnawing, of hunger. It is more than intimated that at the banquet in connection with the grand ball wine flowed a little too tree ly, and that scenes were enacted that would have disgraced a country kitchen junket. There is something in human nature that makes us all, high and low, akin. There is always a tendency to meet on the level of the pipe and the bottle. THE CENTENNIAL. The past week has been one of cen tennial observances. New York city has been the central point of demon strations. While religio-patriotie ser vices were held quite extensively iu the larger towns and cities throughout the country on the day appointed for a Fast, the notables of the land, the great offic ials, the volunteer military forces, the orators and the bands of music gather ed in New York. There were the great receptions, the grand parade, the re-enacting of long-forgotten scenes, the po ems, the toasts and responses, aud the grand oration. It was the end of the first century of our national existence. Just one hundred years ago Cleorge Washington was inaugurated the first President of the United States. The Revolution had ended several years be fore, and during these years the coun try had liecn in a state verging on po litical chaos, though all the time the various parties and factions were grow ing into definite form. It required an unusual amount of wisdom, calmness, patience, to save the country from uni versal wreck. We talk about the per ils of these times, but we do not believe our statesmen have greater difficulties to overcome than did the founders of the republic. But happily, against the wishes aud prophecies of foes and the fears of friends, the government passed safely through its formative processes and an executive was chosen, and the nation began to be. With the inaugu ration of a president confidence was re vived and the nation entered upon a ca reer of general prosperity. At the end of a century the descendants of those who fought the first battles, and others with them meet to congratulate one an other on such a remarkable passage of one hundred years as has been granted to this people. We have not space to 1 ' tell but little of what was said and done iu New Y'ork city. The crowds were simply immense. All parts of the country were represented. In such a crowd of dignitaries dignity was lost. Where there is too much greatness, greatness itself liecomes common-place. Governors were hustled about in the crowd like common mortals. The peo ple crowded so close upon the process ion that all moved in a mass together. The outward display wa only a minor feature of the occasion. The literary part was of the highest order of excel lence. The greatest men of the nation took a part in it. Dr. Storrs of Brook lyn offered the opening prayer. John G. Whittier furnished the poem though he did not read it. Chauncey M. De pew, the scholarly and witty president of the New Y'ork Central railroad de livered the oration. The crowning glory of the occasion is said to have been the banquet in the evening at the Metropolitan Opera House. The city papers can hardly find wonls to describe the magnificence of the scene when all the guests had assembled. Flowers were scattered about in great profusion and diamonds glittered a the" light shone upon "fair women and brave men." After a sumptuous feast came the address of welcome by Gov. Hill of New York, and toasts. The toasts were responded to by Grover Cleveland of New York, Fitzhugh Lee of Virgin ia, Chief Justice F'uller, Rutherford IJ. Hayes, Wm. M. Evarts, Gen. Sher man, Pres. Eliot of Harvard College, James Russell Lowell, and President Benjamin Harrison. JamesG. Blaine was given a plaee on the program, but unfortunately he was too sick to be in attendance. These after supper speech es are said to have been of a high order even from such men and on such an oc casion. The greatness of the events of the two preceding days had had an in spiring effect, so that the speakers were intensely wrought upon, and they ut tered their sentiments in profoundly im pressive language. There were no fail ures and everything that was said and done seemed to fit into the occasion. Special mention is made of the speech of Pres. Harrison as being one of the finest that he ever made. It was not long, it was not political, it was not partisan, there was nothing to offend prejudice or taste. It contained many expressions of thanks, it was congratu latory, it contained many patriotic ex pressions, it was concise, there were many sentiments in it worthy of being laid away and re-called when, hereafter we wish to kindle enthusiasm for our couutry in our own breasts or in the breasts of others. We fondly believe that he who leads the uatiou at the be ginning of the second century of its life is not an unworthy successor of him under whom it started out in its career of unexampled growth and prosperity. The oration of the day was not long. Only twenty-five miuutes. It was the work of a businessman. There was a fitness in the choice of a railroad man in a railroad age. He took his audi ence through as his trains take men through the State of New Y'ork. It was, in fact, ati hour's oration pressed down by the rush of events. It was a review of early events a tribute to the character of early men, and congratu lations upon the possession of all that a century without a parallel in history has brought to us. We all have occa sion to give thanks that the celebration has passed so pleasantly and so profita bly in the lessons taught us. GOLDEN WEDDING. There was a pleasant gathering at the Inline of Mr. and Mrs. Horace tpear in the South neigh borliootl on Monday, Apr. 22d, the occasion being the sixtieth anniversary of the marriage of Horace Spear and Sarah Snow who were mar ried in l'omfret. their early home, ou Apr. 22, 1S2!1. There were present Mr. and Mrs. S. C.Warren of West llartforil, Mr. and Mrs. B. 1. Spear of Huston, Mr. and Mrs. Jlratlliury of Claremont, N. II., Mr. and Mrs. lieo. Ix-onard of West Itan dolph and Miss V. 1). Siear, children of the aged couple, Mr. and Mrs. Snow, rel atives from Northrleld, eleveu grnnd children and one great-grantl child. Four generations being represented. A few of the neighbors came in to offer their congratulations. A liounlifiil d'niier was served, consisting of roast turkey, t tiit ken pie, puddings, pies, caues, rruit fw " jr. the we. .i.ng cake was brought from Boston by Mrs. B. 1. Siiear. Mrs. Dennis (Jreeiie presented a beautiful cake with the dates 1S2! and lssti in colored frosting on the white. After diiiuer had been enjoyed, Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Snear of Boston in a very hapnv manner presented to Mr. anil Sirs Spear in behalf of the friends present aud many who were unable to come, uiany substantial and beautiful tokens ol love anil rv niemorance. i nere was quite a sum of money in gold, silver and "greenbacks. lame linen, uiweis, bed linen, one spread, dress patterns, two suits of clothes, one easy chair and many other articles of use ami beaut j. Letters were read from friends and rela tives from away. A very appropriate poem was written by Wafker of Clare mont. N. H. who Is a grand child. A- mong those present was a grand child, W. W. Page halt brother of Geo. Walker aud Mrs. Hale Drake. When lie was five years old his mother died and tie was taken away by his father and for twenty years knew nothing of his moth er's friends in Vt. This is the first re union w ith his grand parents and rela tives and was agreat pleasure to them all. Mr. andfMrs. Spear are aged gland 80 years. They have lived in Iiandolph for the past 37" years. There have been I born to them nine children, five of whom are still living (and were present. The party w as very much enjoyed by all, by none more than by Mr. ana sirs. per. We wish there might be more of these tiannv ratiM-rings to cheer and make bright the declining years ol our agetl ; people. Wasted : A good girl to do general house work in a small family. Good pay and steadv emplonneut. K. G. Mortos. DENISON. The Kansas City of Texas and the Gate way to the Ureal Southwest. Standing at the"gate way" to the great South-west that is just now attracting the attention of the whole 'country, and only a few miles south of Oklahoma, is the beautiful town of Denison, "the Yankee city of the South-west," as it is called in Texas, on account of its first being settled by Northern men who were quick to see that from its location it must become in a few years the great distributing city for Texas and the South west. A tew facts In relation to It may be of interest to our readers, the more so perhaps, because so many Vcrmonters have late.y visited it and invested liber ally iu enterprises that cannot fail to more rapidly increase its marvelous growth. It is situated on an elevated table land, some nve miles wule by nl teen long, about 2Kl feet above the Ued River, at the point where this plateau comes the nearest to the river being dis tant only about four miles from the cen ter of the city This table land is about two-thirds covered with a Hue growth of oak, black walnut, etc. and tbe city is largely built amid these beautiful groves. Thia table laud is not level but quite rolling and broken, affording not only a natural drainage for the city but adding greatly to the beauty of lis location. It was first settled some seventeen years ago by a few far sighted Northern men who saw that it. was the strategic, p.iiut in Northern Texas for a great city that should be the distributing center for the great Southwest, with iis millions and millions of acres of Die richest grazing, agricultural, fruit and mineral Ian, is in the world. Much lias bocii said of the new territory uf Oklahoma, but North ern Texas has a climate more mild aud beauiiful, richer lauds, greater mineral wealth and offers far better advantages to home and health seekers. It is the only city of any considerable fi,e ou the northern line of Texas, a line reaching longitudinally a distance equal to that between Boston and ludianapolis, and Is the natural point for entering Texas from the North. It Is reached from tlris direction now by the Missouri, Kansas and Texas railroad, and no less than three other roads from the North are building towards it ; while from it, tow ards the South radiate no less than four great railroad, connecting it w ith every considerable city and town in Texas, New Mexico and 'Mexico. It already has a population of over l.iOOO, and although but a little over eleven years old is one of the most enterprising cities in the "Lone Star State," and has from its close proxiinit v to the Southern aud richest part of the Indian Territory, which Is settled by the civilized Indians, the larg est retail trade of any city iu Texas. Denison is laid out w ith w ide streets and avenues and has the best water sys tem of any city in tlte Southwest, where good water means more even, than it does in Vermont. The water is pumped into a "Stand pipe" from a well sunk eighty feet deep into the solid sand stone, underlying the entire table laud upon which the city stands, w ith cluitn tiers running out from its bottom liHOO feet uuder Woodland Park. This gives an abundance of perfectly clear, soft, pure water. The city has seven large brick school houses with spacious grounds around them. Churches of every denomination two daily and two weekly newspapers, gasworks and ice factory.eiectiou lights. cotton gins, large cotton compress, Do miles of streets and avenues, live miles of street railways. 4 miles of railroad tracks and side tracks, more than that of anv other citv in Texas. The shops and engine houses of two railroads, a month ly ra'lroad pay roll ot 81.i(t,Uio ami is surrounded on all sides by some of the finest fruit lands in America. A stay of several davsand rides and walks in every direction around the city showed every where that this was the home for peach es, pears, plums apples, grapes, figs, ap ricots, strawberries, raspberries, black lierries, melons aud all kinds of garden vegetables. A ready market is found for all such products at lb-nver and Kansas City, f'alifornia being the only com petitor and the distance so much greater Denison has practically a monopoly of these markets for early fruits and veg etable. Oue of the largest nurserymen and gardeners U J. 1. Munson, "who keeps an accurate account of the profits from each crop ann be states untler oath that he has netted fcitoo er acre from as paragus ; fiO from melons; &iOO from sweet potatoes: .'.t) from peaches; $'100 to 8500 from grapes and w7."0 er acre trvm blackberries. The weather is not extremely hot as the city is iU'M feet above the sea aud has a cool beeer.e most of the time across the plains of Western Texas from the Itocky Mountains. The thermometer rarely rises to lOtl and never falls below icro. and seldom goes below freezing point. lu the hottest weather even, the nights are cool and one can sleep with a blank et over them. Any one coming here exMc!ing to find a wild western city will oej sadly disappointed. 1 lie streets are quiet, dav or niglit ami only one'marshal aud one policeman are re quired to keep order in this city of 15.0U0 inhabitant while a dozen do not make Burlington. Vt. quiet and order ly. We saw no drunkenness, no fights, no cow boy or any disturbance although we expected to find all these and were so disapiKiinted that we took particular trouble to discover a case of either. A word as to t tie character of its people. vt e dount It there is a city in the coun try to-day whose cltiwna as a whole are more hospitable, more refined or better educated. Mr. Stone, the society and fi nancial editor of the Boston Advertiser, nd a gentleman well qualifietl to speak w ith authorit r mvi : l tne cannot leave iMoiaon withc-ut saying a word of the people. Although it i known through the fvouthwest asthe 'Yankee Town,' the hospitality Is Intensely .sou'Jiern in its Coat aaad a. FifUi Parv-.