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AND JN THE LEADING LOCAL NEWSPAPER IN EASTERN AND CENTRAL VERMONT. VOL. XVI. WEST RANDOLPH. YT.. JUNE, 13, 1889. NO.37-816. ADVERTISING RATES. t)cf column, one year. - - - W0 o half column one year, - - - - 0.00 . ... ii-ar " -w .a-idycrtlscnients for a shorter time 26 per cent 'rctlaiu the pronrtiuuale. rale. t-TwUl position per cent extra. -Probate notices Si.W. notices 10c " jf-So discount on ratea. Han.l in copy by Business Cards on 2nd Page. i.ki.ai. sotices. Commissioners Notice. Estate of EU A WAl.hElt. J fa .,un for the district of itaiidoiph f 01 frl,M in' . ...one. ami ailtllst nil chilli. ',' of all person, against the estate lira J' . l"tV of Randolph in sul.l district. . . SCl .IMa-n.rrxhll.l'.e.l In ...Net thereto l;reliy .m. unlive tli.it we HI meet forth ( hi rw!"ts ul th- it hilat -mi.iiiih .n the ittti 'lV ni -iune and "til 0y. . -... ...... ..1. 1 ,1nvM.nd tluit U lUOllUlS xt. rrm in a, M. to nrt that !t luoliths -!..,. L I' U.dU 1nn It, ill- Unit lnr- ftrtM i'l "urt lor sai.1 creditors to present Ihelr jialulat Rai !, s .r '"" . ...... . ici OLIVER . WAI.kl.lC , id'.tpll.lhls mn.i:iy ui .o... - W. K. DEWEV ' Couirulsslouers, License to Sell. rnniiHT . 1 n Probate .u rt .holtt ...... iii'.iiiii-T. Ui en at Randolph on tlm ..." ... . i. ..... 11 11' 1 i..urt.ri. i d.Vca.e.i:inakc. ppiic.iou w Kilos,-!! all ol the real calaleol Mini dcei - S.X.'l" .111 I- henctllcal to .Hlhol.clr. and rw. "I MM estate. " J',." "l, r,,. I,y s.-,ld Court that said rP"" "''"' Liar consideration ami Ik- hcar.lon the I""; '""J1 , ,,, V I). p.... at the Probate lite lianlolph "'. ,.i..r.l ihatall iier-ons Inl.-rcsled ;,."mert li.Tr.i(. hv publication of I'-e of th9 !: -alien and order thereon, three week. aceiH-wlycly f -In- HH! ALU A Ml piiuieo a. .. - J.'. iili ln-fori -aid lime of hearing, mat they may :ip ...r at said lime ami place, and.lf tlit-v see chum;, ob- Ilirrclo. ! Ihe 1 'ourl.- Ael.. VM. H. Mt H'U.S. Jl -1MJK. License 10 Nell. 'T4TT PF VKKMONT, ( In I'ronat Coart.neld at B.ni.oLl-11 Dimkict. t Han.h.lpli In n'""J u;l lli.trict. on the'.'Mh dr ot .Ma A. !.. M H,nn s Ki-uer.on adliilnltoralor ol lite etalo of Vui. v Ketier-.n. late ut Coel a In said dlnlrlet.de : ii ii.ihi unnlicjit ion to said fon rt for llrn! ... 11 In ... iiu ...ui ii.i .it Kat.i drt-eae). retire Hiiiini lliat ld aalr Ii nteacary for the paynient of the!M. uf the dwBM. , ,. nikin.lt l ordere.1 hy ai(l Tonrt that Mid application rMiiieuiiilerconilderatlon audi heard on the lnih day ... i..-.. . it iu. Hie i'rotiate oltlee lit k.iM.ni.li and it Is nirllier ordered mat all persona liiM-ctV.1 lie nollded hereof, hy pntillcatlun ot notice l.l Ikis ai'P'mtlon and order three wei-ka -ii(W ve- Mitlie HtKALUAHuNKwa. printed at rwnuuipu, li-loreMld timeol hearlna, that tin may appear at U'liliiit'ainlplace.andlt meyaee cauMfuuiet. DJ .....-VMi h niciioi.s, tailr. A true copy of racorfl alte.t. License to Sell. STUEOF Vr'KMONT. ( In Prohale f'onrt. hold ,i, iii.tmii r. . i hi In Randolph on the T-ji day "f M tv A. II.. IHSI, H. W. 1 leal horn. Ad-u.;i,i-:mirof :lie e!alul Susan Xonii late or Id -a .l .ll"tri.-t. d.reawd. iiiak application lo fald ,. f... ii....u.. 10 ..n hif t he real eiaie ui ..m o.-ase.1. repreio-nllnit that wtui sate cm to tlie Insirs of Mid estate. Kill he bened- Wherc- 11w.11.lt U order.Hl l.v .aid Cmirt that fald application vine under eon.ldei-attou and ! Iii aro on the. l..l. .1.... .!... A II. IWfll. It the Prohate llllice In Kauoolph: and. It l further .inier.-.!. that all perM.ni ImcreMert he notllted hereof l.i ,.iiWi.-.n..ii f notice of this application anil order ti'wtwm, il.rw Mwk. h elvi-lv In Hie HKKAI.I' IMiNKWS. prlnt.il at West Randolph, before laid ni. ..f iu...it ilmi thev may appear at all lluia 0.1 place, and. if lliev aie'cauM.., object thereto. y ,Cour,-A,teSt. h VKmJAJuAn, Commissioner's Notice. .......i-.i vnnlttw. Tti. nnil.nlirned. havltiir been atipolnte.1 by tJ ... Prohale Court forth. I.l.trlcto l,.1n,i..loner..torec.ve. examine, and a .ijiirt all rl.i,a. and demand, of all peraon. attalmt tlu-e. a e l Norrla. late of t helnea, mania '"- I .11 -talma In ofl-el thereto. Iier.y riv. Mic, that we will wet for III- purples ntore- aan. atth .tore of J. B. Atwooiton the 6th day . 'it Jil!Tali.l7iinaa oi fr.lrl.5k a.n,.untll4oclock p. n . jl Jk and mil day oi amnu -i IE tach Of Wild OI1J1 alio' on. ..---- - , . Sth .layoIMav A. I.. 1 1 !! ' " I7,...,, aid (nun for said rredilor. to preatit their cla ln ton. for eiainlnath.il and allowance, i'ated t t-l-cl M.Vt-tlil ?im da of May, a. 1. i.nw. .11 1 1 1 S ft . A T W 1 1 1 j ' ,-H- JOfEI'll FRENCH i Bil.louer. K.W.DKARl:OKN Admr. r'inni Settlement. STATE OK VF.RMOST. l 1 Pronat. rourt heM kivp.,,.. 1MTK1CT. as i at "a,'Xliltncy llbtrlct. on 4tn,uay m ""'". -,.,,,,. f k.,.i.,i.,h In alil dl.trict. deceawl. P net deceased. prei.l l'fe for examination and allowance. ain.iMratinn anvtunt .,.( make, application for a .leci -en oi, nisi . - A. I "fcll ltandoipn Olliue i.xt. ,ealinl li..nd.n,.wcauw.lfany I bej ' m "" cri5io of settlement: hicli purpose It la fur- U,.r,.r U red. that acony of the recoru ... . KKALD wrttii-li-l.eil three wwki fu H KKALD g tu aald BUM... primed at 1tandolr.il. I'1""" lV , t" ua,.n,.n'ed for hearing, and a how " n hevn av have mtainat win account beinK allowea OfcrM. n.aoe. wiuTam ll. M' HOI-J""- is Atte-t. Commlasionern '". Eslste 01 Ll i HEK t'OLBl.H.N. br the ih foni- H.n.rrolte Court for the district ot n" " 1 The ajideralanro. havtnit oem "e, ,-. -. -.. ,,, i.loner. to receive, eialiilne. ana au.u ( ( 11 ......... all .l.lina tMaeniandaof all pewin. -.. " , wTla liierlollmm late of Tunl run" 1 , , Htoase.1. and all claims eahlhltcd luonse to,lisrel.vive notice that w will meet tor Pal..reMld.at the dwelling ''""tr"' Drw of Timl.rl.lre .n the W h Jay o M Irom 10 o'clock A.M and'tbatalx n.onUii , Iron, D is9 is the no.. Hull -10 nrceent their 01 Mid ,1,, h .iav of Apr. A va. til uik to us tor 'lanitl alio" - M A p. 1S8B aioini.,'. .tlowaoce. bated at T..Im-M thl iT 1 V on.nii'- t. F. HOWE, txecuior. ot Eaa Walker late of T?.T,. i,.r lieeiiseto "io make-application , rv,,r.tia !lll Unreal estate 01 Mid ' dec a t of ,ne "nt iid sale Is neeacy lor tn- P "I said ikwaseil. . . rourt that amid irtreupon. It I. or-tereoyMld f ouri application he rclerrert to Mld M Crwrt to be held at the Pro"" j,. for Hi4o!ph. on tt Jnd lav ol Jui further or Wanr.f and decision thereon: Ana 11 ' jnter "errd that notice hereo! b IJi'W''ii, auccee ten br publication of the saiuetnr-e MW p,. I'e.J In the "Herald and News. "T ,- ppolnt- ;isbed at Randolph, prevloa ttoaaM lt.r bearlnu. that they may appear at sauu U tbtytcaufeobect thereto.- lis BI S ; H. Sit: uoind LATE OF VERMONT. , J' W-lpn Dl-trlct. ss y at Randolph. In j"", Ui-trirt. oo tin- toth day of n,,,ot Wrn.W. faun Hn-omt adnilnislralor ol the e1 VIiereaeed. s-tr-drs. late ol Randolph In aatd '"'"Siuon Pre-,,, tus administration acoaint tor o( ft all-wanee arl mik. application lor- '"" "iwritaition and paniti... the e-tate nf M Csed Wherennon. It 1. ordered h; 'A -a d apcii-atlon come n.b-r ci)UM.jt1"n ana -rd on the l,t dav ol Jnlv A. I- 1-,?hat i:e ..-See in Randolph, anil It is funlwr r. n r-n-n. inien-t.it I not lft.il tliere-.l. I" J1" lof-K.iKof ih.s application and ord r a. ...l.-..r I.W VtVKALD anp t-- v'l :. Uay -uy appear at said time and place, ana ii j at Ranl..lph, t-fore ts-l..re saiuinue ... - - ., e s-u.,, o,.. tbereio. CT ATE OF VERMONT J aaorlolpli District. as . V i. lss. K.N. gi.U.itric.on.UeS... 1'? ROM POWDER Absolutely Pure. TliU miwiler never Tarlefi. A mat vel of purity, treiijtli and 'f lioleM.mem. More eentimuii-al than the onmniry RlntK. and eannot U wold In eomie!lthn with the miiltiliide of low test. .Intrl weight, altimn or pln.i.phate pi.w.lers. r.!d itnly In cans, nui BAKlNt. 1-OVttlKH 1 U.. 1O0 all nt. . 1 . STATF. OF VERMONT (AtaProhate rourtheld at District of Hartford. .SS r H .KMlsto.-k. wlthliiand for .aid iti-itricton I lie 7. Ili.lay of May. A.l. issn Pr.-si-nt. Hon. Thoma i. rv-aver, .linlKe. Kiliuuud f. Ibillou's estate. Rovalton. Intestate. Whkukas: f has. f . Whitney aotnlntslrator. of said estate has prt-senlti! to .aid l ourt hla petition in a ril ina makiiiK app Ileal Ion for license to sell all the real eltate at said Intestate situate In this state Statin the amount nt deht. due from said deceased, tin-amount of personal estate iM-loiis'lua to laid es- tille an.l I'elil-esi-ullliR that a sale of aald real i-.late a part of said real estate cannol la- sold without In jury 10 those Interested In the remainder. . n.'Cessarv to enaoie inni 10 i.ay sain ueois anu mat I Hereupon me y ouri apHuiu :ne lr,,h day of .lurie neat a. a tune and the Prol.ste Oinee In iK)d.tM-k aforesal.l a. place of hearinif and deci'liua- on .ahl application, and orders that no lice ol said application be KH en to all persons inter ested in said estate, the reason for the same, and the Itiue of k-eartuv.hv publishing three weekasuc.-esslve-h in the Herald A ( ourler a newfipajwr pnhll.he.1 at rtethel In his slate, wtileli circulates in the i.eiithhor. I11M11I of those Interested, all which publications shall la- previous to said time of hearing-.! a copy of 1 lie record ol this order.tliat they may appear la-lore said Court and he heard In the mat ler of said application If thev see cause. A true record. N. J. MEA VI-.H, A ti-ue copy of record. Register, M7 ' Attest. T.O.SEAVF.R,. In, lire. Notice. Whereas my wife. Amelia Marsh, has left my bed and lionrd without just cause or prov ocation. 1 hereby pive notice that 1 will not lie responsible for her bills of any kind nor pay any debts of her contractiiitc after this date, Stmed, I'HAS. MAIiMI, KiH-hester, Vt., May -M, l-ssil S17 SALE ON EXECUTION. 1 hereby (five notice that I will aell hi pub lic miction, to the bailout bidder, at the bouse uhnre1 Azro 1. Laiuauit reaidea, iu Kiindolph, June 17th, A. I), l vfli. at 111 A. M the fnlli.w iiiH n-ai estate, or o much thereof as may he necewaary t satisfy an execution of u. F. Adama atPtinat said Laiuaon, to wit, the farm and premiitea known as the loten fano, and all and the aanie farm conveyed by Franklin Doten and wife to said Lauuwn inie years ao and where said 1 jinmon has resided ever since said deed. Also a pieee of land that Arthur (i. Omrood conveyed to said I-ninaon some three or four years airo. 1 have levied an execution of li. F. Adams on said real estate and the same will be sold as above set forth, unless said execution is f previously satisfied. All persons interested in said estates take notice anu Roveru j,jii.tOT aecordint;ly. Dated at Randolph. Vt.. April. 1. 1W . 817 LL'KK r.KIH, Constable. STATU OF TSRMONT, I ll In Probate Court, hall Randolph District . at ,K"nd"'n, trlcu on the Ui day of.lun.A.n. 1. C. '. ! ney lln'tltnr ol tne esia.e 01 .,ra ............ late of Randolph In said District, de.ea.ed, pre sents hisadnilu.tr. acconnt for examination a allowance, and makes application for a decree of dis tribution and partition of the "talc of M.d dccse. Wberenpon.lt Is ordered by aald Court that said account and aald application be referred la a session of wild court, to be held at th I nsbat Office in Randolph on the 1st day July A. D. lS-l'.for hearing-and decision thereon -and It is further ordered, that all person. Interested be notmed hereof, by publication ot no tice of aald application and order thereon, three week, successively In the HKRALD ANO patwr published In Randolph, and whin clrdulalea til tlie neighborhood of those Interested beK.re aald time ot hearing, that they may ai. pear at said time nil place, and. 11 they see cause, ooje... sis uy the Court. Attest. g Final Soft lenient STATU OF VERMONT, ( In Probate Court held at l-re,..,,.n. administratrix of the estate of Angustus WjKrei inan laic ol Hrookftcld : s...n.tRl'n arc' nfcriM-u. MO.:... , . - . Hon and allowance, and makes an . . "-" -' - J7. ,u ion anu pai... .--" '" - . u .,.nn ii I. ordered bv said ( ourt Uiir7TS'.ccount and application be reared to ses sion thcrcol.lo be held at li Probate (Htl. e In said Randolph frhearln and iliSiL'c. ..... ... rbypibllof'roTfc. or.PPi1c..;on nd order thereon. Ihree wwk" ' , u,ndolnh Herald and News, a newspaper PU Wished nt K'ndolpn before said time of hearing, tnai im; "".' -'' said time and place, and, II ! i ney V" ";- object there to. y J' y ICH0L8. Judge. Commissioner's Notiee. fA hZu a . GROW. Tire nndcrsia-ned '.rfeTtoC Hon. Prolate I ourt for the d adjust all Commissioner., to recc'. ."st the estate claim and dlmands of all PfT? , j Dis f Sarah A ro-,,. , ' Offset thereto. tnci. ur...";"----- ... , ,or tbr purpoaea hereby give notice that we w in mee Chelsea "a 'h?..3?5.iK ' .."'n.rll 4 o cloek. p. m .......1 .i the olhw oi e.M irora oneo e- - - from lh lav OIJI1 of said day.' and that ! ""J; ,rX ,r Mid credlt " Uw ''.ilTe'ebllm."; Examination and Xwncr DatedatCbel-.hls." A. D. ISsS, . .. . Com- I -.'pII ki -IN DEARBORN' mls.i...u.ra. Estate of PETER TREDO. JR. . Court lor the1""" J",,.,,, .a claims and lloserl IO fl". '"n!, u til ol Peter demanusui "." . in sa d liistnci. new Tre.1o.Jr.lale """iJdextiiblted In offset to . i.lnia ol Uie deceases. thereto iVol examining and allowing will meetfortpunvoseoieM nilBo ,n d Coms at the otce "fW m. Ju ,, ,h 0,T V est Ramlolph on . vioi-k. a. m. until J o' of xov. next from "f d Uiat six monUi. cKKkp.ni.on r'j" A.D. la the tlm. from the Ith ? td creditor, to pre- llrolted by said Court "r ,. ,d allow- their claims for ot June ance. Da'uK't.VBois commissioner-. ai9 Jam's nt-"--"- ajf-lTICE. StockbridVt.JnneH.1. This is to certify ;rUiB. his time dar my son. Carlton A. I h t -hall iK the rematuder ofh of oUiro none of his his contractme ''aMBERL-A-IN. Witnessea, Mto.Ljh KOLLAXU. Printed Every Werlneaeta y veninii nt WEST RA.IIOLI'll, VT. TWO EDITIONS. TERMS: SJ 1 rf A TEA K for the FOl'R PAt.K O 1 lUU edition: -J.t I rnlslras In Windsor r 1 irange eounties. Piltstleld. Hancock and Granville fflc'J'iiis edition givea only the local newa. Q1 4- A YEAR for the 1K.HT PAF. a a.r edition: tenia leas 111 vt 111. 1-0 or Oranife counties, Piltstleld. Hancock ami l.rans III, tar 1 his is I he regular paper and gives all the new Mirror rfe, Farmer and elht page edition $l.iiO a year in Vermont: elsewhere a.l,ts. llernlil and Boston Journal, 61.4. Herald and Mirror & Farmer, 1.5, These ofl'ers are onlr good in Vermont aim are intuit to ue wiumruwn any uay . EDITORIAL NOTES. The Himiiiil jtikeu about the sea ser pent are be'inuinp: to appear. There is no new flavor about those that hav already been let loose. AVe hope that before the season is oversoinethinu new in this line will appear. Immigration returns of the last few mouths show a falling off as compared with the corresponding months of last year. e are gtutl to see any signs o a "let up on the pressure. e are large enough and strong enough to pro duce our own population and that, too of a better quality than is being sup plied from over the water. Montana has a secret ballot law that will sro into effect soon. This will in crease the Republican vote and niak the new State sure at the outset for the party of law and order. There is some, tiling queer in the fact that all ballot reform measures kick against the dem ocrats, and yet that party likes to be called the party of purity and honenty Newspaper men still come to the front in nMins Federal offices. The Vermout delegation recommend Col. C. S. Forbes for deputy collector of in ternal revenue for Vermont. If party service must be rewarded with the gift of office, we are not sure but that he is entitled to all that he gets. However, please read Senator Edmund's article in the June Forum on this question. A certain set of democratic politic ians are trying to keep Cleveland iu the public eye so that he will be available as a candidate for the presidency before very Ions. But this does not work well. The scheme will not carry. Mr. Cleveland may have a good appetite but his utterances have no special signiti cance. They may be sound but they are tame now that there are no gifts of office within his power. This is the season of the year when "theologues" are let loose upon the country. Already they are experiment ing upon churches in different parts of the State, that have a name to live but are dead. In their weakened condition, where able to draw breath, it is better, perhaps, in warm weather to feed these churches with "bob veal" than to give them tough beef. We suppose church es like individuals eat what they like best and are able to pay for. Doctors still disagree. The Rutland Herald the other day made the remark that "while Rome was burning Nero riddled." Then it proceeds to kick the theologians for discussing the part of Providence in the Penn. disaster aud neglecting to collect money for the suf ferers. We think, however, that the theologians have discussed Providence and helped the sufferers also. But this thrust has no meaning for the Rutland Telegram says that Nero did not fiddle while Rome was burning. It is proba ble that Nero was busy gathering up his good clothes to get out of the city. The papers of the country during the past week have been filled with accounts of the great floods in Pennsylvania and especially in the Conemaugh valley. In connection with these floods there are given accounts of other floods, great and small, that have happened in times past. We think every flood must have been mentioned except that of Noah. Not many seem to have heard of that. This happened some years ago, but the loss of life if not of property, was prob ably greater than in any flood that has happened since. Our readers will find an account of it in the early chapters of Genesis. It is said that Commissioner Valen tine is not meeting with good success in obtaining returns from his circulars. There is a great deal ot indifference on tlie subject. One difficulty is found in being able to secure straight-forward, defiuite information on the subject. It ueeds a man to go through the towns and work up tlie business as carefully as a first-class book agent. There are some who think that the tide will turn and the State fill up with people. We have plenty of good farms yet. Talk about the need of opening Ok lahoma on account ot the scarcity of land ! Why, there are (.)(5,0U0,()00 acres of rich lands in Dakota only 7,000,000 acres of which a plow has ever touched. Vermont has never yet been worked up to one-tenth of its capacity. There is not a state in which there is not room for all who went to the new territory. People are a great deal like cows when they break out of pasture into a mow ing ; they will rush all over the lot to find something better. This laud greed is for something be.ter which is quite likely to prove tlelutive. It was reported that the commission ers to locate the insane asylum had purchased the farm of Mr. Warren of Waterbury, paying therefor 8:20,000. The location is excellent, probably the best that can be found in that section. Later reports say that the price paid is much less than ?20,000. The Repub lican of St. Johnsbury regards this as the consummation of tlie grossest out rage known in the history of Vermont. We knew that that paper was sick a little while ago, but supposed that the disease had had its run and left every thing lovely. It must be alllictcd with intermittent damphool in the head. A GREAT OFFER To Old Subscribers. See inside page for par' ticulars. THE CHARGE OF JUDGE POWERS Mr. James A. Stone was killed in the Hartford bridge disaster on Febru ary 5, 187. His administrator brought an action against the C. V. R. R. for damap-es. The case has been on trial at Burlington during the last few days Much interest attaches to it from the fact that of several suits entered this is the first that has been tried. The de cision in this case will have something to do in determininji other cases. At the present writing the jury has not a greed aud there seems to be a preva lent impression that it will not agree Judge Powers presided at the trial, and delivered the charge to the jury. It is regarded as a very able summing up of the case, and it is to some points made in it that we wish to call attention. . It is charged by the plaintiff in this suit that the defendant was negligent and in consequence of this negligence he lost his life. The burden of proof here rests with the plaintiff. He must show that the defendant owed him a dutv and that there was a breach of duty What constitutes the burden of proof? It is not necessary that a jury should be convinced to a moral certainty but it must weigh evideuce for and against a claim. If the beam, in its best judg ment tips in favor of the claimant then he has answered what is legally known as the burden of proof. The party who takes the affirmative iu an issue must produce more evidence in support than is produced against it. If he does not he has not sustained the burden of proof and the verdict must be against him. In regard to the duties of the carriers of passenger by the powerful and dangerous agency of steam they are held to the gi eatest possible care and diligence. This duty of care extends to everything connected with the busi ness, employees, roadbed, machinery, etc. Trains must be run in a prudent and careful manner, and when a road is thoroughly equipped for bnsiness it is in duty bound to make use of such new appliances and methods in operat- g its road as have been found to be i of efficacy in promoting tlie safety o passengers. This is a general state nient. In its application there are some thinirs to be considered. Raihoads are a necessity of this day and generation. There are many risks attending their use. From the necessities of the case passengers must assume risks in being transported ai well as railroad eompa nies in transporting them. Risks can- uot be absolutely all upon one side. The fact that this mode of trausporta tion involves unusual perils imposes a high measure of duty upon railroads in regard to care and diligence. Beyond the exercise, in good faith, of their best care and utmost diligence, they assume no duty, and the passenger himself takes the balance ot tlie risk. The plaintiff, in this case insists that the defendant omitted to -bestow that care aud dili gence that duty required. The road was at fiiult,tither iu having a danger ous rail iu its road-bed, or in running at too high a rate of speed, or in omit ting to apply the brakes seasonably af ter the derailment happened, or in us ing improper means iu the heating of its cars, or in omitting to have its bridge protected by suitable guards to prevent injury in case of derailment, or by the concurrence of some one or all of these causes. The judge then takes up each one of these alleged causes in which fault is charged aud shows what can reasonably be expected of a rail road in these particulars. If there were defects in rails that could not be detect ed by generally approved tests in such matters, as it is possible there maybe, it cannot be charged as a fault upon the defendant. It appears that a rail broke causing the train to leave the track. Was the company to blame for this ? Several things are to be consid ered, chiefly rate of speed. A variety of testimony' was put in in regard to this point. It appears that witnesses made statements out of court that con flicted with their testimony. On this point the Judge instructed the jury to use only statements made in court as evidence. Whatever might have beeu said outside can be used only for the purpose of impeaching a witness. The other points were carefully considered. The proper application of the brakes at the moment of danger was a point con cerning which there was much conflict of testimony. The question of meth od in heating the cars was considered. This must be done by such methods as were recognized as prudent aud safe in railroad transportation. In the mat ter of heating by steam or by any re cently iuveuted process, a railroad is not in duty bound to anticipate tuture discoveries. It cau only be required to use the best methods in vogue at the time of their application. The same general principle must apply iu the case of bridge guards. In case of a verdict for plaintiff the question of damages was then considered. Iu determining these there must be 'no sentiment about the matter. It must be looked at in the light of a purely business transac tion. It took an hour and fifteen min utes to deliver the charge. Since the above was in type we hear that the jury returned a verdict of $.', 000 for the plaiutiff. BROOK FIELD AND ITS SCENERY. Back among the hills, and not far from the center of the state of V er mont is situated the little picturesque village of Brookfield. It has a popu lation of about ninety souls. It lies a long the east bank of a beautiful sheet of water called "Float bridge pond" so named from a bridge which crosses it near the middle. This bridge rests flat upon the wa'er, aud is supported at the ends by air tight barrels fastened under it. At each end are aprons, so that the main part of the bridge rises and falls, according as the -water is high or low. The pond is about a mile long and very deep and is full of fish, among which are perch, pickerel, suckers, horn-pout and a few eels. It is a great resort tor fishing parties. There are several good boats kept on he pond and a row from the bridge to either end is very delightful. The wa ter from the pond is utilized in a fork factory which is located near the bridge and here are manufactured forks, rakes and hoes. Farther down the stream is a grist aud saw mill, while a half-mile below the village on this same stream is a rake shop where the large drug rakes are made. A small bridge spans the stream between tlie fork factory and the pond and just a short distance beyond stands the school house, a two story white building with a belfry on top. ArounI this schoolhouse are a number of large shade trees and di rectly in front anil overlooking the vil lage is the band stand. This yard is the picnic ground of the many fishing par ties. The village has a band, that for new beginners furnishes excellent mu sic, and they often play in the bund stand on pleasant summer evenings. The village has two stores and a post ollice. The stage runs between here and the railroad station at West Ran dolph every day. There is a hotel that furnishes accommodation for man aud beast, a shoe shop, a harness shop, a blacksmith shop and p, meat market in the place. The church is a hand some building, having beeu newly re paired a few years ago. It is a Con gregational church presided over at present by Rev. Wm. Carr. There is a nice parsonage also newly repaired. The houses have many of them been (sainted within a short time and most of the yard are ornamented by shade trees. J. he inhabitants are orderly, quiet and industrious. To all lovers of nature, pure and simple with uo touch of art to mar its beauty, this lit tle village with its sheet ol sparkling water, its green trees aud grassy banks the whole enclosed by hills, themselves a garland of green must bring a leeling of rest and peaceful harmony. A SilisciiiiiLlt. Connecticut (General Life Insurance Company. Among the leadinsr and most reliable Insurance companies iu this country, the Connecticut General Life Insurance coui- piiuy, w hose otlice is in the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance company's build ing at Sitl Main street, occupies un im portant position. Jt was chartered in ls(..i and lias been doms a urosnerous ud growing business ou a Bnu and sub stantial basis since its inception, and no institution can show assets of more' ster ling character, and the rates of assets to liabilities shows a most ample inaroin. Iu the hands of men of marked executive ability and ot sterling integrity its busi ness is contluctetlou a safe plan, and due cure aud diligence is exercised in looking after the interests of the policyholders whose affairs are closely identiiied with, those of the company. It is a patent tact to every business man that oue of the potent factors in life insurance is tlie rate of interest received upon investments. The average rate re ceived by life companies iu this country for 1SS7 was 5.11 per cent., and by this company 5.."i8 per cent. The same is true lor the period of live vears from to 1S.K7, the average rate being 5.16 per cent., while that of the tkiiinecticut General Life was 6.47 per cent. And as showing the result of a careful selection of lives in the healthiest portions of this country (to which the business of this company is confined), the Massachusetts official reports show the average ratio of ueatn claims to amouut, insured, for same period, to lie, 1..J4 per cent, of this company, .10 per cent. The) average per ceut ol expenses aud taxes to new business was b.M per cent., of this com pany 4.8-1 per cent. And trow, as lor several years past, the company shows a larger ratio of assets to liabilities than any other company being, by the Connecticut aud M:i?Mi-hu-setts standard, $134 to 8)00. All its gains, as will be seen, have been along the lines of healthy growth, and iu har mony with the purpose to do a safe bus iness rather thitii one which is measured simply by its amouut. It issues policies liberal in terms and upon all well tested and approved forms of life ami endow ment features. And having paid ils loss es promptly for more than twenty-thrive years, and now showing a pecuniary strength unexcelled, its managers tie lieve it offers all that the prudent man can ask who seeks insurance. The annual statement of the conioany issued January 1, ISS'J, speaks for itself : Receipts in the year 1HXM J disbursements ASSETS. Cash on hand and in the bank Bonds and stock at cost Mortgage loans Collateral loans Real estate owned by company, at cost Preminm notes on policies in force Bills receivable Apenrs balances Interest dne and accrued -il 7.57.1 77 -1'1.33j 13 -'.01O 41 27L :iM .'!.; l,17-'.(l Ml 17'i.S.sl 01 TC.T.Vi :ii.tki 55 Premiums deferred and outatandtng (less cost of collections) :V.iUO ? Excess of market value of bonds and stocks, above cost Hi.HW ly Asset, January 1. W.I Sl.M1.r2; 7 l,:i7i',21S S3 Liabilities Surplus to policy-holders, by Con- necticnt and Mass, standard 4tH447 87 Of which $30!.lii!.72 is a sjiecial reserve due to savings endowment policies. A. L. Currier is the agent for this and Windsor county. DITCHERS GOLDEN LlUCIt): The, beat butter color made. Is stronger, more true to nature, ami proved bv actual test. nr. eminently snnerior. Is sustained by highest testimonials from the best dairr-men. cream eries, dealers, who say it lis "far superior to anything 1 e-rer used." Give the Jnne tint al ways. No dantrer of frettiiura. red or brick col- Iry it by weieht or measure. Armlv any test and you will know what color to n.e in future. FebHw.'imos. FRED K DUTCHER A SON, St. Albana. "J tbe Court Atteft. WILUAll H X1CM0U", J-f.