THEJLEADING LOCAL NEWSPAPER IN EASTERN AND CENTRAL VERMONT
VOL. XVI. WEST ItAXDOLHI, VT.. JUNE. 27, 18S9. N0.39-81S.
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0M column, on yew, .... 1100.00
One ball column one year, .... 0.00
.... .,.,.n..r column, one year, .... 30.00
One Inch, one year, 6.1"
rsr Advertisement, for shorter time 25 per cent
Bturetliau mv i""i'-
r-ftec!aJ position tb per cent extra.
rr" Prolate notice t'-'.OO. Legal notice 10c a line,
rr-No discount on above rate. Hand In copy by
Business Cards on 2n Page.
Estate of LORES GRI8WOLU.
Thmoilerilimed- having been appointed by theHon
Pr, hite court for tlieillxtrlct of Uauooliih, eonimls
...Ir. in receive, examine anil aitjust ailclalnn and
V., niirti of all persona analnst the estate ol
lVmirtowol.l laic of Raii.lolpMn aal.l Ulstrlct,
Ix.reiT"" .. . . , )n oa,.i thereto.
hTribv lv notice that we will meet for tlie pur.es
alr.ai'l at the offlco of. V. ui. uiiBoia in me iow
,Kl,'!WlulTd 9th day of Sep, next
fr,.m lTcl.K-.li until oVlock. m. oo ea of aald
KvXiV'o ;:.- a: .... "
livsalcl Court lor sai.i i:n -..,- -
to." examlrti"".?. " '";?',.,.,.,.. A I. 1K89
limed at ItHII'lu. m i.ms
U M. H. HI WHS
Kstate of CAI.KH huumu'bi.
. -il ii...a vl.u,ii.,l In
Sve notice that we will meet for he purpo s afore
Km at tbeoltleeof J.J. Wilson In Bethel i.n the fllh
of .lulv anil M day ol Nov . next, from 1 to
.V 'i k l-'.M.on each of said ilays.ati.l that six month!
frmtlie't Inlay of June A. I. Is Is tlie time lliu
,, ,v sal.l ourt for sal.l creilltora to present llielr
ffset t hireto. hereby
rlstius lo us for allowance,
lia ed at Beihel.1 his l-ith day of June A.p,
rw.lt AHMH.1. . !-
sjo t.L V WILSON, I iulloiier.
State of Vermont, Dlatrlct of Randolph,
, ......t ,.f liiMitlvcncv.
In the matter of Lyman D.Huiuphn-f Insolvent
It'll' ordered that the 2nd; 3rd meeting of the
rrJ.1 tors ol said Insolvent debtor held at the
" i" ( Hotel Chelaralln said district on tl.ili
i.i vi..clc. a m for the purpom-s set
nice. W Wan.IK.of An Act lotMW
j- "rts oVlnsolvency In till. Ntate. WPyed
lsTs The Knfltr of thin court I" directed to He
notice t" all known creditors of said Insolvent deb or
h,I tlieui by mall prepaid written or printed
' ,,T,; t. lot II time am "LZTrS:
Also to notify tne saiu .
"AI'"o!wbll.h nollceof the time and place of aald
.nmnni" two w-ka aiicei-wlvely lutlK- llera d a d
. .:s.,.r nuhll-heit at Haliilolpll In tills
.limlveni v for the uimrici in "i" -
M June, IN. WM. H NlCHOLft.Ju.lKe.
STATF OF VERMONT ' At Proliatecourt held
KAlioLrH lHSTKirTM iat Ran.lo ph In M
lateTf H...dolt.H In .aid Dl.lr let . d.
wd Court that .aid application b. referred '" "
.in thereof, held at tbel-robate (im.- 10 Randolph
on the lh day of July A. l. W0. IOJ
ol those Inlerested, before said llln"f,.br."5'.
not be allowed, anu .ucu set.
By the Crt,-AUl.u N1CH0LS, Jud.
stitf nr vniMONT. I In lTooat ronrthi-ld I at
jjU.lill.inot on vue oi.. -1;;,,I-,,,trmlor or , estate
,,t Ea. Walker late of Kan.ti.ipn u a .......
i-...,l mak,-. application to jabl Conrt for Hi
M il all the real estate ol said deceasci! ripn n.ii .i .a
o,at said saPe Is necessary 'or the payment of the
debts of said deceased. . .i... Mij
said Court to tie nem ai u a ii lusal for
k,n,iolpon tl,e2nddavo July Ar.1'-, ill
iri,.i. irice m saui
tsariutt and decision mercm. " ' -- - - ,nter.
dered,.t notice hereof g5?X--
lr. ? """!"?i!S. .1. fmeappolnt-
niii.iigiieu ai nanooiin.. . uiatiiua and
ii for bearing, that they may appear at aald um anu
, ' WM. H.N-k:iiuU.JhIi.
SI ATF OK VFKMONT, t In Probate rourt, held
ih UMrlrt! M ' Randolph, in and
Mid lllitrlct. on the 10th day of w-,ll.W
s.,,,1 Howard a-lmlnlslralorof '''f'Vrirt deeese.l
Wallindire. late of ltamlolpll In sab Ml rtJTSi
presents his lnilulstrU.n m-coii nU ex m ion
ami l lowance and mak.-s appl b at Ion for
li.bulir.nan.1 partition of the es ate.
eeaM,l Whereupon.lt Is orocril h . miW oorr lluu
said annlleatlon come under consideration ian.1
beard on tlie 1st day of July A. !.. '"'"l,", !,',..,
t ran thitM.t tlnrlu.
Kv the tonrt-Atte.iLLiAi( x,CHOLg, jBUre.
STATE OF VFRMOVT. I In lYot-M Court he M
Kasdolj-h. District, ss. at .'vfHKirn
lllstnct, on ilth day of -'um-A.D. i,' present,
admr. of theeslateof bosan Norrl. e.iaie ,
his ..imlnlstratlonlacct. on the eatate ol Jacoo isor
rls. late of Chelaea In aald district deceased
lor examination and allowance. that Mid
Whereupon It la ordered by Mid Wurt na m
account .nd application lie reared to a
.esslon of Mid Court to be held at t oe v j,
Co. Hotel. Chelsea on the 1Mb dy -of
1. and .how cause. If . h i, tur
decllonofeltleiuent: f. "c" xOI'Zt, ,1,1. order
Pyoi 1" T" .1. UBS1I.D
"i""" '".'7., i .ilnl,. nr
i,- in int ...- --
firevloua to aald
i ' ..iiu If anv
linXhln-rd.nuVins allowed 4
me appointed for hearlns and slioa
R. 1'n.h.t "Ctmrt lor the IMMrlct 01
(Vimnil..! mer:io receive, examine and aojuai
U..n l.,.h.i. t .ii rt Inr Uie iFJotiia.. r. .
CI.I.U. sad demands of allpen-.ns airaiii.i t
.ulia A. Revnol.ls.lale ol Tunl.riiVe in said 111" oe
ceax.an.ra'1 claim, exhibited in off-et tl
b, tire notice that we will me.tor ' ''' no?ds
aid i il.e .iwplhne house of Mrs. Marva. nrjuu
T.mhrl.W. Vl n Die 7lh day ollepl. eai
Irom 1 o'clock, p. an, until O'clo,i; Z.
r.A tt,.t l month, from
daofMay A. D. 1W. I the '''h ' L"' m. to "
Cwrt for said creditor, to present "
for examination and allowance. Dated ai
lunbridae this 50th davof .lime. . ' '""
DAVID F.CHAI-M-" J
R!l XATHAMFI.H. AI T1
At Probate Court held
RANlHJI.rlllllSTRICT s a. .B-jWr
tnct on the J .tli day ol June A. !
D.ri.1 M. Smith Admlnistntior of .the
A-.ut.ll ThomsonMate ofWilMamstown.ln said tin de
ceased presents his ailmlnlstration rjjjl lor
animation and allowan.-e and maaes PPf"," ,'r
a dree of distribution and parntloli I of the estaM
ot said d.s;eaM. W l-re.in It is ordered by Md
Court Uiat Mid account and said .""Jmbl
erred to a seaslou ol said Court .h,t'd ?' Ju
bard House In llllaliislown on tlie ll'th day ol July
1-. forhearlns and declaiontliereiin: ami
It if further ordered that nolle hereof be rl""
Persous Interested bv publication oi
week, successively In tin- Herald k Newsa newspaper
pul.iislKat West Randolph, nrexiou. to l.i uuie
. ."firing "liai lie-, uia .,"-. --
pi and slww cause if any they may have why Mid
accouiit should not be allowed and such a aecree
.ui-ie. By the Onirt. yICHOLS. ,ndse.
Tlie unii. rim.il.bavliitr la-en apliiilnteil hy theHon.
Pr., I, ate Court fort llMilel of llartfonl ..liimls-
Jliiliera, to r.i-elve.examlue. and a.ljiit all claims anil
Jii.ti.lsof all persons aKulnst the estate oft abb
... l......,f Uelliel III Sill. I iixiri,-i- in '
bale i.mce in Kun.iiu in. ii-i "- . lin,..
all persons lnteresl.-d lie notlned theriHif. l'"""
Ilonofnotb-eof this application an. I ord.l r three
weeks successively In the II kkai.d a M P r,' t
ed a. Randolph, U jaMtJ " V J'Tti the,'
iiwv mv HniH'iir ai
i nowrler never varieg. A mi vcl of purity.
'Ill Mini 'flHilfwiniftn-f.il. Mort- Hriinoiiiiml than
it re u ir t
tlie ordinary klml. ami raiinnt )e In eomifeiUloo
with the inultltiiite at low it. whurt wt-iirliL. lnmu
or phfplmte piwlfrs. Sht mily In can. Kuyal
OAKINU row UK H (JOM k6 Wall St. S. 1 .
MT. RANDOLPH. RANDOLPH, VT.
FIRST-CLASS ACCOM M0IJATI0N8 FOR
SEVENTY-F1VB (il ESTS.
Tlie MhpIowomI hna one of the very fluent
IiH-atimui in Venn.itit lTsitl feet almve the aoa,
on au avenue ?()U feet wiile, beautifully ahattea
with fiand viewi in every dirwetion. Hotel U
four aUirios hieh, heatH by ateain, aupplied
with pure aprinu; water, diniiiKffe perfect, bath
rooru, newly funiiahed tlmiuliout, beat of
beds. The hotitw ia atirrounded by broad pi
azza 4ml feet in length, btwn tennis, cnaiuet
jrroundH, ett;,, ff.iod atable in wmneution and
teaina funiiahed at very reaaomible ratea. tl-
eph.me connections, mails twice a day.
i hree churches, pontothce, et., but a snort
nlk. ticeuery, drive And walks unsurpassed.
Nuniertms trout streams. Location rarely
equalled for health and pleasure, pure, bracing
air. nure cure tor hay lever, rjt.ieiieiit ta
ble, fresh vetretnbles and fruits in abundance,
rich Jersey milk and butter a specialty. Tran
sients SM.fiO per day. Reason rates ?.i to $U
t'arriairea waitiiur at West Kandolph (80(1
feet below) on arrival of trains.
For full particulars address
THACUKK bTONE, Pnmrietor.
Randolph, Vt. JulJU ;imo
otice to Tax-l'ajrers.
I have In mv hantU the Town, School
and Highway tax hills of the town of
Kandolph for lSS'.l. Tax-payers are
hereby notified to pay said taxe to nie
within 90 dan from dare. The 90 days
will expire .Sept. 17, IS!) when in ac
cordance with a vote of the town meet
ing, the unpaid taxes will be placed in
the collectors hand.
J. . Far.jo, Town lreas.
Kandolph, Vt., June 18,18S9.
Vok Sale: Good top carnages, from
$70 to $110; light road wagons; Concord
style business wagons, .'h; buck-boards,
.")(); express wagons, $70; and road
Isaac Newton, w. iiamtoipn.
STATE OF TSRMOST, ( lo Probata Court, held
Randolph District ss. at Randolph said dla
trlct. on the tth day or.lun.A.O. WW. O. C. W hi ney
executor of the estate of Aninil Hurnhattl
lai. of Randolph la aald Ulstrk-t. d ..eased, pre-
enta hi. aduilnstr. account for eaamlnatlon ana
allowance, and make, application for a d. cree of du
trll.uUon and partition of the eilate of .aid deouased.
rYliereupon.lt l.ordered by Mid Court
that said account and said application be referred lo
. .e..lin if aald court, to be held at the 1 ri.bata
Otllre In Randolph on Ilia 1st day or
ulv A. 1. la, tor neannaaiiw ...vu .
J .: , ...,.. nrilered. that all persons
r.....H K.nniiaed hereof, bv pnbllcallon of no
tice of Mid application and order thereon, three
werks succesalvely In tlM HKBALD ANP Nrwa. a
Trp"'S ' Kn',ul''l'-.,nd whlh clr.lul.te.
lithe ncla-liborhood of thoae Intereafed before .aid
time of hearlna. that they niay at pear at M d time
d place, ann, u uiey aru,v..v.
1 By the Court. a .n..
STATE OF VF.RMONT, ( In Probate Court held al
Randolph District, ss nan.. "i" '" ? ' "-:
ricl.011 Uia "tnoavm. V .:"7,:
aomlnlsiratna "i v r .. -
decVascd. preaent hera.hnlnl.-n acc'nt furexan.lua
rSand anowan.-e.and mak. application for a de-
cree of distribution and par nof the estate of said
decT-a-eil. Whereupon It Is ordered by aahl Court
la, a rtr i,r,i..sii,.,. ... ...
Ion thereoM " "be held at the Probate OtHce I n
SrA tht and-" r,he7 ored.' ,,-t .1.
rferildwd NeT; iew?,- puhll.heil at Randolph
Eefori "id tlm" of hear ms. that they may appear at
said Kan.loipn . . . ,..,,. .h
Mid time and place; .aim. 1 1 er
Estate oFSAKAH A. GROW.
,rlct ''-ceacO; j;,w, meet for the purpose.
' . -i-i... , u-a in
on the .Kith day oi . 4 oVlo. k. p. nu
from oneo clock p. m. ..mil of v
f said day. an. tha ll m fm. creill
isssi U the time ""'J' 'J, , f,,r examination and
srs to pre. iii i 4,h jay of June
allowance, iiaieuai"-- -
A. D. IK . Com-
Sl roi.-" -
" FstateofPETKR TREDO. JR.
.' havlnrbeen appointed by
Tne unoers,,.. - j , f Kan.loipn ommis
Prolaile Court for the -Wrm , cal ,nd
sioner. to jecelve. exaniioe ,, , p,ier
demand, ot all m sai.i District, dee d
Treilo. Jr. late oDHraimrm llbllpj ln offwt ,
and the claims ot " -I-l-ri.llT fivt notice that we
ttiereio ..moseof eiamlniniandailowiiuj
will meet tor the p irpoo' ltulini. ,
ld claim., at the orhi-eot " juy ami ih day
We5t ruuidolpljon ' MJ! .,. ,. unOI il
f Nov. next from ten and tliat six month,
clock p. m. on r June A. D. In l the time
from the '"'."In lor said creditors to pre
llinltcd by ld CO"" exM11i.tioa and allow
xnl "er,,-l"Ln,lolnlithis 7th day of June 1SS9.
u "aieua. .. h b.ii . 1 Commissioners.
1 ' NOTICE.
fs.ockbriase.Vt. June H. M.
THU to rtify that ItaTfAfJ
my s.n. Carlton A. -V -. minority. I
ing the rem!n,,e., wagvs nor pay any debts uf
uim none ot nis
his contractine (HAM BEK LA IN.
Witnesses, jl4.kK1s HOLLAND.
r,,n-,".eJ. To rtive examine and adjust all
Commlssloneni rn-e" . , h(. estate
'"'a dV."w laU Sf t'helsea In said DIs-
Printed Every Wednesday Evening- at
WEST llA.VllVI.ril, VT.
CI AA A TEA K f.i the FOfR PAKE
OliW eilltlim: a.l tents Iras In lu.t...r
r OraiiKC count lea. Pittsueld, llaneni-k and tirauvllle
firlliu edillou Klvea only the lucjtl new..
5 1 ' 1 YKA R 'or the EKillT PA(;E
O l. .J edition: a. Cents le.a in W ln.l-.r
tirlirntiKe counties. 1'fttsnel.l. HaociH-k and Oranville
fTlil. 1. the reirular paKr and alve. all the new.
Mirror AiFarmer and etKht paire edition 91nO
a year In Vermont: elsewhere il.bft.
Herald and Boston Journal, $1.45
Herald and Mirror & Farmer, 1.55
These offers are only good in Vermont
and are liable to be withdrawn any day.
The Mormons do not undertake to
work Vermont much. Tliey cultivate
almost every other part of the world in
preference. The State did her part
when Bhe sent out the first lot.
Through luck of other topics the pa
pers are speculating upon our next del
egation in Congress. We hear of Judge
Powers in place of Senator Morrill,and
of Judge Veazcy in place of Senator
Edmunds and of somebody in place of
Grout. These gentlemen can talk all
they are pleased to, but we do not be
lieve there will be a change in our del
egation until sickness or death makes
it necessary. Vermont knows a good
thing when she has it.
The county supervisors recently elect
ed have just held a meeting ai Mont-
pelier under the direction of the State
Superintendent. The meeting was ad
dressed by A. W. Edsou of Boston, in
spector of schools, and the matter of
obtaining information relative to the
condition of Vermont schools and how
to improve them was the leading sub
ject under consideration. It is evident
that the supervisors intend to enter in
to the new business honestly ami get as
much out of the law as it is worth.
The Ix)throps have published a his
tory of Vermont by John L. lleaton in
a series issued by that firm. We have
not seen the work hut have read some
rather severe criticisms upon it. Such
work could not have been written
without containing some things of in
terest and the extracts that have fallen
under our eye show that the work is
not without merit. Manuals of histo
ry are the order now as few of us have
time to read anything extended, in
the effort to condense there is danger
of omissions that mar completeness.
The courts of Vermont have some
marked cases to deal with this spring,
The railrsad case tried at Burlington
is as prominent as any on account of
the questions involved. For genuine
nastiness probably no court can sur
pass that of Orange county in the na
ture of some of its cases. Bennington
county where Judge Rowell presides
has a murder case. The charge to the
jury was said by the lawyers to be one
of the best ever delivered in a case of
this nature. At this writing a verdict
had not been returned. We believe
Rutland county court has a murder tri
al on hand. We do not hear much a-
bout liquor trials, though Orange couu
tv has one. There is nothing to indi
cate that the State has been unusually
The June Century gives a very iu
teresting sketch of Sherburne Wesley
Bnrnham, a native of Thetford, Vt.,
lint a resident of Chicago. He has for
many years been a court stenographer,
but almost unknown to his friends, he
has, in a quiet way been pursuing the
study of astronomy, giving particular
attention to the discovery of double
stars. He has discovered about 1000
of these and with three others stauds at
the head in this branch of the science
While scarcely known to his neighbors
who thought him a little queer, he was
well known to the Astronomical Socie
ties of Europe, and in close correspond
ence with leading astronomers the world
over. His machinery was somewhat
primitive for these time., consisting
chiefly of a cheap but good telescope,
set up on a pole in his back yard, and
serving to attract the neighbors' child
ren, but a genuine Vermont Yankee
can work out astonishing results with
the most unpromising aids. He now
has work in hand that will place him
among the first of astronomers.
A iionument to Gen. Stannard was
dedicated at Burlington on Thursday
lust. He was one of the most distin
guished of Vermont's soldiers during
the rebellion and the present monument
is set up as a fitting testimonial to his
valor Col. Veazey delivered the ad
dress in which he extolled the General
in the highest terms. The monument
cost $2000, of which the State appro
priated ?.')00. It is made up of a base
five feet square, with a shaft 13 feet
high surmounted by a bronze statue
A list of the engagements in which the
general participated is inscribed on a
bronze tablet on the face of the center
die. This will help perpetuate the re
membrance of the great, struggle thro'
which the nation passed and deepen in
the minds of coming generations a sense
of the worth of human liberty.
Sadawga pond in Whitingham, Vk,
is said to be liable to produce a small
Concmaugh disaster. Newton llros
of Holyoke, Mass., own it and use it
to increase their summer supply of wa
ter for tht-ir paper pulp mills at Keads
boro. . It covers about a square mile
and should the dam burst, a thing not
impossible, it would let a vast body of
water, with more than railroad speed
down a narrow valley or gorge, where
striking other reservoirs, it would gain
in bulk and velocity and carry ruin in
its path. There are several towns and
many mills in the valley, and should it
break loose in the night the loss of life
and property would be terrible to con
template. There is considerable appre
hension among the people along the line
of danger, and there is talk of a public
meeting to consider the state of affairs
and see if a little prevention cannot be
THE DR. CRONIN AFFAIR.
The settlement of that little matter
about Dr. Cronin in Chicago is still
in process. Some things in connection
with it seem quite clear, other things
have not yet come into clear light. The
police are busy following out clues and
drawing the toils around parties who,
it is expected, will sooner or later ap
pear before the courts. It is known
that Dr. Croniu was killed, his body
found in a water trap, and it appears
quite evident that he was the victim of
a conspiracy. The conspirators were
members of a secret order of Irish na
tionalists, known as the Clan-na-Gael.
Dr. Cronin belonged to this society
had been prominent in it, and knew of
its movements. Among other things
he knew that there had been a perver
sion of funds, and he had taken steps,
or signified his purpose, to bring to ac
count those who were guilty of this per
version. This account, as we under
stand, was to be rendered within the
society itself. Here was the motive
for the iruilty parties to conspire. The
Dr. was an inconvenient man to have
around, and like guilty men from the
beginning of the world they undertook
to conceal one crime and gratify re
venge by committing another. The
details of the crime have been pretty
thoroughly worked out and have filled
a laree space in the daily press of the
country during the last two or three
weeks. Several men have been ar
rested for complicity in the act of mur
der, some of whom are at large under
bail, and strong evidence has been se
cured against others, for whom the police
are watching. It i9 thought the man,
or one of the men, who committed the
fatal act has been found in the person
of one Burke at Winnipeg, who has
figured as "Williams" in the accounts
of the affair. The arrests include some
prominent as Irish agitators and it may
be that others will be called to account.
This affair has brought the Clau-na-
Gael into considerable notoriety. How
far the organization, as such, is respon
sible for the murder does not clearly
appear. We understand that it con
demns the murder as a gross outrage.
It is more than probable that there was
a conspiracy within the body, of cer
tain men who had control, and that the
organization can be held responsible so
far only as it was of such a character
as to admit such men to membership
The society seems to have been organ
ized for a legitimate purpose, but it full
into the hands of men who sought to
carry on a kind of dynamite war against
England under the shelter of our flag.
A portion of the missing fuuds are sup
posed to have gone for this purpose. The
accounting might lead to unpleasant
disclosures in this direction. Hence
the desire to avoid it, and the weight
of the motive to remove Dr. Cronin.
Among those now under bonds is Al
exauder Sullivan, who has figured as a
genuine Irish agitator and adventurer,
He became notorious some years ago
iu Chicago as the murderer of a teach
er in one of the public schools. He es
caped at that time because matters of
greater interest engaged public atten
tion and Chicago was not in condition
to administer justice. If found guilty
now he will not escape so easily. More
people in Chicago now than formerly
desire to save a good name to the town
We wish to enter a protest against this
un-American method of doing business.
What legal, nutural or moral right have
foreigners to come here, organize open
ly or secretly, and carry out by the
basest methods, hostile designs against
individuals or governments that they
do not like ? Are we to spread our
flag over the nests of these unclean
birds? Every foreigner, be his nation
ality what it may, who desires to be au
American citizen should disavow the
act of Sullivan and those presumed to
have conspired with him. The Irish
cause, iu the best meaning of the term
suffers irreparable injury at the hands
of these men. It is not an American
idea for men under cover of secret or
ganizations to set aside processes of law
as provided by statute and set up as
judges and jurors and executioners. It
is a method of doing business that
should be stopped by summary process.
As the investigation of this case pro
ceeds the feeling against so large a for
eign immigration grows deeper and
stronger. It is not there is objection
to decent people coming and making
homes with us, but multitudes of the
evil-disposed take advantage of the lib
erty we allow and do us immense inju
ry. We are anxious that the Cronin
murder be thoroughly investigated, that
nothing shall be left undone that will
throw light upon the matter and bring
every man who had a hand iu the af
fair to answer before the courts of the
land. This continual plotting by secret
organizations of foreigners against the
peace of society and the lives of men at
home or abroad ought to be stopped,
even if it be necessary to stretch a few
necks in order to do it. We think it
can be done when we are ready to de
mand it and insist upon our demands.
There will spring out of Croniu murders
some dav a force that will bear down
with terrible vengeance upon those who
over-ride law and justice to carry out
their infamous designs.
The department of the Grand Army
of the Republic for Vermont was or
ganized May 18, 1868.
The Vermont monument ou the
battle-field of Ge'tysburg will be dedi
cated the second week in September.
The veteran soldiers of Franklin and
Grand Isle counties with their friends
will hold a re-union and celebrate the
4th of July at Missisquoi Park.
The G. A. R. fair at Montpelier
has been postponed to July 16, 1 1 and
18 on account of tlie dedication of the
Stannard monument at Burlington this
Pensions have recently been award
ed to Vermonters as follows : Original,
John Baker, Buniham Martin, Allen
D. Olmstead, Charles Worthen, John
Robinson, Chas. Whittemore, T. Wil
fred Allen, Joseph Peters, Lemuel
Page, Archibald Miller, James Rid
dle, Patrick Currin, Edmund George,
Benjamin Woods, Oliver Woods, Ju
lia, wife of C. P. Barrett, Chas. Le
May, Patrick Ready, Daniel Smith,
Herbert Bennett, Charlotte, widow of
Justin Montgomery ; reissue, Isaac II.
Elliot ; Elizabeth, widow of Seymour
Brooks; miuors of John Southwick ;
Dora, widow of John Baker ; increase,
Moses Dennis ; Hannah, widow of
John Whipple ; Harriet, widow of W.
C. Underwood ; Mary, widow ol Jon
The Itaiiiliilph Normal School and
The closing exercises of this important
state school occur to-day. We expect
to have next week a fairly full report ot
its exercises in detail. To-day we give
some historical facts and some details of
the work of its present prim-ipitl, ro that
our readers may he able to decide for
themselves in a fairly rational manner
where they would lie likely to get the
best and most satisfactory Normal school
instruction, and also where the liest train
ed teachers would be most likely to be
found in the state.
Mr. Conant began teaching in Ran
dolph in 1KG1, and his work there was so
great a success that when the state be
gan to supervise the instruction and in
part support Normal schools, that was
made a state Normal school, lie con
tinued to teach there till 1S74, when he
was elected State Superintendent of Ed
ucation, and continued as such, by suc
cessive re-elections, for six years. Then
he went to the Johnson Normal school
for three rears and then back to Ran
dolph, where he has been for rive years.
J lie time lie devoted to schools as Mate
Superintendent of Education should be
considered as valuable in its instruction
and developing power upon him as any
of the years he spent in the Normal
schools, so that we may say he has been
teaching, developing and tilting himself
for this work continuously since 1x61, or
28 years in all.
lie laid the foundation and planned
the only practice school ever established
in this state in connection with a Normal
school but did not stay ln .Tohnsou to do
the work In it, but fully believes iu such
schools and is seeking to have such a
dejiartmeut attached to his school at
I'audolph. More than 400 students have
graduated under his im.trtction.aud these
and thev who were examined by him, as
State Superintendent of Education, hold
licenses siinicd by him in all over 900
teachers, liis school at Randolph, when
he went back to it live years ago, had in
some way got to a lower grade of schol
arship than was likely to produce satis
factory teachers. In raising the stand
ard the size of tlie school was speedily
(educed, but it is now gradually increas
ing in size and turning out better teach
ers than ever before. Some plans for
the improvement of tlie school, by great
ly enlarging the amount of method work
in it, have jrrown up and been engrafted
into the established course, and other
improvements are in process and still
others in contemplation.
e have known Mr. Uonaut trom tne
time he was principal of the Burlington
Academy prior to ISliO, we do not recol
lect the year, and can say we have sel
dom seen a more patient, j.ersistent,
thorough and conscientious teacher than
he. Editorial iu Burlington Independ
ent of June 21st.
The following letter from a Boise City,
Idaho, workman will be read with inter
"Cases are multiplying in all the chief
centers of "booms'' in the Northwestern
Territories of peculiar hardships, owing
to immigrants having left their homes iu
the East and slaked their all ou getting
to this country, which, by speculators in
lands aud lots,ls represented to be every
thing that is fair and promising. Now
if people will enly exercise their reason
on this subject the same as on any other
they would consider, tirst what they
could do in the West to make a living
There are no places in stores, because
they are already filled. No busiucss
openings because there are too many
business men now breaking up. no stock
ranges because they are already eaten
out or occupied to overflowing. No farm
ing at a prolit, because no markets for
farm products. What do you think of
40 cents per bushel for wheat delivered
at the railroad, or 812 per head for cat
tle, or $:(0 for a horse Thatis'all that
can be gotten tor produce and stock. I
am writing this for the benotit of work-
ingtnen who are misled by flsming boom
ing headers, written by interested spec
ulators, and I hope it may be the means
of saving some poor good ptoplc from a
w-eary expensive journey, only to hud
out that they have been deceived. There
are many such who are here and cannot
get away. Carpenters are leaving here,
likewise every working-man who can
getaway. Seattle and faeoma are full
to repletion. 1 heard a gentleman say
that in a short walk in the streets of Se
attle he was accosted by six men beg
ging for bread. People who come West
with a capital may by hard work get
along, but people w ithout . abuudant
means had better stay at home. A fam
ily of five left here yesterday for New
York State, who had been deceived by
newspaper pud's about the fertility cf
the soil and the tine and healthful cli
mate. It cost 350 to get here and afU'r
two months' trying to obtain employ
ment have concluded to pay $:i."iU to get
back home, worse on" in health and pock
et than when they came, but wiser.
Now 1 will wiiut up by calling vour
attention to mv last remark, viz. : that
they came here, spent their money and
got in return "wisdom," as thev went
away wiser than they came, hence noue
would naturally conclude that this is a
good country for fools. Send the fools
along and if no other good comes of it
they will be well cured of their folly.
R. A. U.
The camp of Sons of Veterans at
Barre has recently been reorganized
with the following officers : Captain,
E.C.Poole; first lieutenant, V. J.
Cave ; ' second lieutenant, W. M.
Smith ; camp council, E. G. Peake,
Frank McWhorter, Frank Emerson :
chaplain, W. W. Lapoiut ; first ser
geant, L. . Gauthier. The camp
numbers 38 members, of which 30 men
were in line on Memorial Day.
FOR Sale : One car load shingles.
J. P. Cleveland, Jr.
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