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5 I StiU.t LriOi I Itl Lhj If you get a 4 instead of an S pag nd see. 01 nn pavq m iapj i inni ORn to iam 'on ;?... ran;e or epaperitis. JJ..UU in!U IU Jittl. IiIUU., SU JHSIi UU Umu or ccs. VOL. XVI. WEST RANDOLni. VT.. SEPT. 2G, 18S9. X0.52--63i. AND NEWS. ADVERTISING RATES. vlie.ol..n.B. one year. . - - - HW.00 OKtalf coluurn one year, . - - - 60.no 0De,ulllc.lu,.m,onsy.-Hr. .... 30.00 ,w lnfli. -'". - - - " .i.lvcrtlM-nicirts for a shorter time 26 per cent -Sitlu.ullKpruiKirtlou.ien.te. r-i cll position 25 per ecut extra, rt-prolate notices 2.0u. I.cnal notlcet 10c a line, Jy-No discount on above rates. Hand In copy by MumUy. Hie Randolph National Bank, West Randolph, Vt. 0riianii lVi. Aeaeta, almo.t H,0.)0 (.General bankine and exchange biiHiuea A ,'ne and I t iLLKl.'TK )N.S promptly made. siirht drafts on England, Ireland and hoot Uml and Letter, of Ci-edit furiiwl.ed. The deposit and Reiieral biuine of tin link are constantly and rapidly iuereiwuiR. . The location at such a central point for buai-- convenience enable our ciuitomers in HTrv direction to transact busmen with ;i by uJeKrai'h, telephone, mail or express, and Ret rrtiinu the same day. The account of business men solicited; to hiih prompt attention will be (riven. To individual havini? money on hand wait imr favorable chance for investment, we of er a P-rfectly secure place for their money. (,,rhklicertincHtesof deiKwiM, payable on demand will be issued. . . Viatance wM lw friven in ohtiiminK Safe Investment for our patron. U'M H. Hl'HOI. President, JOHN W. HOWELL, Vice-President, H. T. DUUOIS, Cashier. DESIRABLE PLACE FOR SALE. 1, the village of West Randolph, Vt.. sit s,ed on thf t enter St Modern story and a h,lf French roof, nearly ", ' J01"" of rKht room, with laro.e ell. shed and hue barn. Vver failiiat water at both house and bain. .Unit two acres of land. Uiiild.nir made sWitt VJ Tear K ! ,n condition. I, lathe residence of the lata Ephrami 1 hayer, and built by him in the most HiilmtaiituJ luaii t,r for his own use and now otrred lor Kile tc cW the estate. ,Wly t H. C. MU'EK, est Randolph, t. FARM FOR SALE. Htnatc.1 on tlie I""1" r-s.l from BrnnoklleM to X.v n, i.t. one-half M.Ue from 1 a,l Koxniirv poM- . . .l..il ami iiii-ctllnft.. I'onialna 1W acre " 1.5 " ullitl..u. llull.ltr.. t". Via".. Sever falll.nt ter ft l.o,..a...l n V . , i fn il.la.-l -".r rcl.r.l. Km., a- ! Irylar j ill ,,..1 aillior without the lck. too'.., etc. anil ".Vihai'a.ilnto None yon.. man who want, a ,.,, ""'k" WZk VA"IKKXH...h..ry. FARM FOR SALE. Situated in St.K-kbvi.Ur. 1 1-2 rnlla from fiavsville postotrii-e. "i ".""' 'Dree clnircl.es. uw and irrist mill. Said farm tn taiin ll." acre land, n-axl siwir orchard, younir apple orchard of irrafied fruit, ruiinmis water a! Use and bai ns. Also a. ivs w.H.lland, ill sell with or withi.it the farm. Kilp (. 1'. l.U HAl;lS'. (.a)ilK t. SMALL FARM FCR SALE. Situated in East llandolph village contamim; r...ms. half ri.er land, wood "nd. pasture. H.iUdin -s. cttaze house and l.arn in good r Pr. Will ! sold cheai, AppIv to ,M fii- V . Offers to both sexs at a moderate cwt thor oiiirh instruction in Business, 1 hom.iciapliic and English biwu hes. hxtraord.naiy Home iml..r.Hinent. t'onvcnieiit nwrnis. Kevisert metluals. Ke-ois-ns Sept . !tli. !"';'' '!" E. O. EVANs, I KIN. HiNbERCORNS. Tha mlT mire l-ore for C-iia. fH'I't , MBlort w the feet. ISO. -t UrugglaM. Hiaoua itOO-." 3tt C O N S U M P T IV E Bti. vnarmiirh, llronchlti., nm . iikiaiaAiania TO C. H .has cured th??..V.l.i,f iT7eX.treme.ly for all ilia trom letecUT UQtrUioo. lateuiuma. tuc ana ill. anting (LOO. FIltK IKVttASrE The New England of Holland. Vt. HOME STOCK COMPANY, SAKE, L115EUAL, SATISFACTORY. NO ASSESSMENTS. linn. L. W. IN-iliiigton, 1'resiilont ; L'r. John A. Mosul, Vice rros.;Hcnry O. Ed Min. Treas.; J. 15. IIimtHpy, Sw.; U'Oti BlUjlcv, (.ClKTIll Aitont. DIRE TORS. Hmi. J,m-1 C. linker. Or. .T- I- ':l,"L Hon. Thou. C. liol.I.ins, Fn-d M. Rut lor, Hoti.Cvru J.-nniu, AllxM t H. I tittle, ol. Join, A. S,ilitii, Oeo. II. er, Dr.fha. A. Gale, M. Qiiiim .1. I. ri.KVEF.ASD, .lR.. Agent, We't Ramloll.li, Vt. RHEllATIi What is Rheumatine? This question i asked by many. Rhenma tine ia a inr. cure for all forms of chrome and acute rase of rhenmatism. Also ( ure W2r Tentative of paralysi and trouble ot tnai natnre. Priv. ?1. per bottle. J. D.WHEELEK & CO.. Sle Proprietor, West Randolph, Vt. U. S. -V. For sale by t. E. Evan A Co. W. Randolph. See What Some Say About If. ToJ.D.WIIEELEll 4 CO. I have al way. bee. more or lesa afflicted with sciatic rheuma tism. Never found any relief until 1 tried row Rheumatine. My wife and water nave also been afflicted and am most happy to ? received the name relief. eordially rec ommend your preparation to any and all af flicted with rhenmatism. Yonra Most ResT-T C. E. BLACK, P. M., Eart Barnard. Vt. DnriiM; the fall of I had a very aevere V attack of aiialic rheumatism. I employed aev Jr. i eminent phvsician but did not fret clear f Trom it antU I used a medicine called Knen- niatine pot np br J. D. Wheeler A to. of v . Kandolph. t. and I can cheerfully recom raend h to any one irTerinsr from a lik. eom piamt. Yours Trnly. MARCUS FECK, a Feb. 22, "SO, BrookBeld, Vt. .mm POWDER Absolutely Pure. Tliii nowilfr iuvtr varies. A maivH of purity strength im! r1iolfMinientti. Alore ecmon ' tUmn tlif onllimrv ktuU, mid oinnot tte Kold lu competition with the njiiitltiHle ot low t-t. short wfiKhV. mhtuin or piitwplmte pitvtcr. Kolil only In cans. KoYAL Bakinu Powukk Co.. 106 Wall m. S. Y. NEW FALL 25 PIECES BLACK DRESS GOODS From 50et.t to SI. 2a per yard. Spe cial bar.'ains and camiot le bought for tlie came numey m town. 5 PIECES SILK AND WOOL HENRI- etia for $1 ... 35 PIECES WOOL HENRIETTAS, Serges and Alma's for only 7;et. ti,. m,,.,ls are very clienp, some .illmulJI inelies" wide and are ooodn vou can ave 10 to IS cents per yard on. 5 PIECES OF FANCYS, ONLY 6CCTS Tlie price sells tiiem. 50 PIECES DRESS GOODS, PLAIN, Plaids. Stripes and Homespun. These are decided barpnns and many of tl.ese goods are sold for .0 and 65 cm. For style and quality they cannot be e.pialle.t out large cities. 15 PIECES OF TRICOT FLANNEL for only 83c per yard, cheap at 42c. 25 FIECES DRESS GOODS FOR on v 2.) cts per ywi . -r . .', Mil to 42 inches una stripes, - ... wide. They are cheap and you will buy them when you ec 25 PIECES DRESS GOODS FROM 12 1-2 to 15 cts. n, mm ruNP.Y GARMENTS, 'Tcans UyoiT aVery pretty Bound . , , ..n .o;.t ht. for oulv Jersey jacKei, 83.:, a decided bargain for $..K. 100 LADIES', MISSES' AND CHIL- dretrs "arn e,.t8. These are the ce e tlreu s Buriu finods. the brated Springer . - - - -largest House in ew Kngland. TRIMMINGS, PLUSHES, VELVETS, Sill's, Fringes, Braids and Tassa- mentries. J. D. MITCHELL, West Randolph, Vt. (Jr, churcUcs. 1fimin'":THE STATE nxi roHCIJPnsa!aryor .HLrO I ItllCommission a 11 lew 1 I WANTED aii tiiat is re- 1 11 v. 1 . 1 rrood nuircu & character and wi.my iyjOiGEK BA KK i . . -o:oitnworK. vmu.i..". rite at once u M orsenes. tMO 1.. Ql 01 lished 1M0. JUST OPENED. EDITORIAL NOTES. Thi'j issue closes volume XV of the Hekalu. It was never in a more prosperous condition. With an actual circulation of 3319 all paid cash in ad vance we are in a position to make it a better paper the coming year than ever. No effort w ill be spared to make it the best local paper m this part ot the State. We take this opportunity to thank all the numerous torce ot lo cal correspondents and its many friends, to whose faithful services the Hkrald s great success is so largely due. Secretary Blaine attracts but little of the attention of the people. It was con jectured when he went into the Cabinet he would be the Administration, but he has been very quiet and presumably at tentive to his duties. Two or three recent, disasters have attracted world-wide attention. Floods have destroyed an immense amount of property and thousands of people in Japan. The Couemangh disaster is put in the shade completely. A land slide in ( jnebec has destroyed two or three hundred people and many build ings. Men are powerless in the face of nature lor her forces are unlimited. One great thing for man to learn is how to utilize those forces or stand from un der when they are in movement. The "Forum" for October will con tain some notable articles. 'Among oth ers may be mentioned one on portal re forms by Thomas L. James, formerly postmaster-general; one on 'Protec tion and the Farmer," by Senator Cul lom of Illinois ; one on the practical workings of the Australian ballot by Kdward Wakefield, who knows what he is talking about ; and Prof. William T. Harris, United States Commission er of Kdueation, on Kdward Bellamy' "Looking Backward." It is an inter esting and valuable collection of papers. The appointment of Lovelatid Mun son of Manchester to till the vacancy caused by the promotion of Judge Vea zey. gives general satisfaction. Wheth er or"iiot inlluenced by the press, Gov. Dillingham certainly acted in accord ance with numerous suggestions from that source. Judge Munson is a well known lawyer in his part of the State, and was judge of probate at the time of his appointment. He bas also served in the legislature and was chairman of the recent school commission. 1). K. Simonds of the Manchester Journal has been the register of probate, aud in the natural course of political events ought to come into Judge Muisou's place. We believe in putting the bible into our common schools, having the pupils read in it, and come under the inllu cucoot its teachings that they may learn lessons of morality and religion. We believe it would be a good thing to place the Hag of our country in our school houses th?t our children may be impressed with patriotic sentiments. We notice that this idea is being caught up in various places, and it would not be surprising if within two years most nf our schoolhouses were adorned with the national emblem. Burlington claims the honor of having made the first move, Already following in her Him " " . lead. Let us do whatever we can to strengthen the attachment o our ciiiid- ren for our country. The humorous portion of democratic and mugwump papers these days is the editorial comment on Tanner's forced resignation. Some of the Corporal's indiscreet friends have talked as though the bottom must now surely fall out of !. reoublican party if not out of the government. But we appreheud that the more sensible portion of the Grand Army will concede that the wisest thing fnr him to do was to step down and out. His course was certainly arousing a prejudice against the whole pension business. The republican party has ...wtnined many shocks as severe as this and its enemies have predicted its over .t ;n be lio-htof their wishes rather unon " - --o t than in that of its achievements and principles. The humor ot the comment however, varies the political dullness of the times. THE "ABANDONED FARMS." Tha following circular explains it self: It is (Wined bwit to iwsne from this oflice this stiitomcnt, in answer to the mmiy letters of inquiry relative to the unoccupied lands in ermont. Tlie letter to the town listers under date of Aug1. 5th, relating to this sub ject seemed to excite much interest through this and iieighlioriug states, and the commissioner sees no better way to answer the numerous inquiries for information, than to qnote some of the communications received from the town listers and other prominent men who have made the subject a study and whose opinions ought to have much weight. A letter from the town of Beading, Windsor Co., says: "I can. safely say that 4000 acres can be purchased in this town alone, adjoin ing, and of this amount ubout ono hnJf is iu farms of from 70 to 200 acres and several with buildings, ninny of them occupied, which could he nought irom ;.l W -r per acre. The remaining one-half are lands which formerly comprised good farms, but with buildings now gone and fast growing up to timber. Some of this l..r..l ;c tiil fur Tomtiirmrtt nod on Knit r nr.. . . j. .- r,- other portions the fences are not kept up, leaving old cellar holes ami miles of stone walls to testify to lornier civ i S4iifli Idi.iIm can be liur lilli.ltl.Jllt wu. . L - - chased from 1 to 2 per acre." For further nitormation write to u. !.,.!. liefer Smith Readino-. Vt. From Chelsea, the county seat of Orange county, a gentleman wrnes T t-nnw of some farms that can be l,..rl,t of fivon ' in S.l tier acre and luuiif i. . - I rumor tells mo of one farm of 200 acres which can bo liought for with fair buildings and 'good soil,' 'grass lodged.' I, as administrator, have just sold one farm of HO acres, good laud and passable buildings, for S2")0; another farm of 300 acres good soil and good buildings- for SHOO, 1.u,il.-. tt...ro -i.rt. rtn Lovers to l.av more." Other information will be given (no doubt) by addressing h. N. Uacon. Chelsea. From Vershire in the same county, comes the following information. "1 will chv t!mt in the south lmrt of our town, mid iii the towns of Strafford n.ul Chelsea, there are from 35 to 40 farms contiguous, or nearly so. nlimi iloned and unoccupied. Many of these farms have a fair set of buildings on them and others could be made com fortable with a small outlay. As to tlie price of these lauds or farms, I think without doubt they could be bought of the different owners for a sum not to exceed 5 per acre in any case, and at considerably less for most ion. 1 W'n have manv other ill, mini. ' - 17 ulmndoned farms iu different parts of our town, with goon imiiaiiigs on them that could be lOuglit for 5 or less per acre. All of this land was once occupied by thrifty and prosper ous farmers. The cause of this state of things is simply this: Of the peo .x, .ui i-u-cm.ioil these farms some have died others have gone West and to the cities and uone came to till their places." llie reatler is referred to E. B. Fuller, town clerk, Vershire for further particulars. A gentleman in Jamaica, Windham county, has compiled a list aud de scription of farms in that town from which is taken the following exam ples: "(1.) A farm of 2K) acres, fair buildings, good sugar orchard, plenty of wood and timler. has lieen one of the lest iu town, listed at S810 (2.) A farm of 135 acres, good buildings, sugar orchard, fi-u.it orchard", in a 1 tut,. nf cultivation, listed at 700. (3.) Another of SMI acres with good buildings, vacant oiuy one year, um ber enough on this farm to pay for it. (4.) Twentv-two acres, listed at 225, with good buildings vacant one year. (5.) Ninety-seven acres, good build ;r,, onimr imil fruit orchards, listed at 700 -a good farm. (i.) Ninety acres, listed at S7l'5, this is a good farm in a high str.te of cultivation must lie sold. (7.) One hundred and tifty-nve acres the linesi location in itt-n Vine trili. bp sold." For fur- ther particulars write to I -L. Sprague gue of Jamaica, A gentleman in Essex county writes : ' In the town of Norton are 20,000 acres of good fanning land, ana once standing on a considerable portion were spruce and hard wood t imber.now taken off. This land is selling for 5 per acre. The soil is blue clay riot sandy some parts are stony, but the stones are small and easily removed. I have heard different men say that there is no better land for farming in the state." Magnus E. Nelson of Nor ton Mills, will give further informa- tlCThe Essex County Herald of Island Pond, says: ''There are in this coun ty three unorganized townships and three large gores of land, in which 4i M T.r, .Kul.lv. all told, not more I in 1 n.c i . than 15 or 20 families. They are: ivorill. containing Zno acres Ferdinand 22.254 Lewis Avorv's Gore " 27,254 10.625 5,006 2.000 Warner's Gore " Warner's Grant "We feel safe in making the asser tion that there are in Essex county more than 125.000 acres of unoccupied contiguous lands, which are or soon will be ojien for settlement Good lands, lands that will make good pro ductive farms, well watered and with timlier sufficient for home consump tion, wanting but the energy .the bone and muscle tp clear them up." A town lister from Newark, Caledo nia county says: "There is in this town as good land as thre is in the country. It is situated in tlie center of the town 6ix miles from railroad there is another tract of land only three miles from railroad. 25 farms which can lie bought for from to H per acre." If further infor mation is desired address C. M. Bruce, Newark. There is no official information re lating to lands in some sect ions where unoccupied and so called abandoned lands are known to Ik located. For instance the commissioner, on a visit to towns iu Windham county, found that in the town of Wilmington over 5000 acres were available for occupan cy by those desiring them. Some of the farms are centrally located, with habitable buildings. Further infor mation may be obtained by address ing Hosea Mann, jr., Wilmington, Vt. From the foregoing there appears to lie no doubt about there lieing, in this state, large tracts of tillable, unoccu pied lands, which can be Ixmght at a urice armroxiniatinir the price of Western lands, situated near school and church and not far away from railroad facilities. The commissioner has not visited all of the counties iu the State where these lands are re- iortid, but he has visited enough to i- ji i.i-i i ii . satisry nun mat wniie mucu oi uie unoccupied and formerly cultivated land is now practically worthless for cultivation, yet very much of it can lie mado to yield a lilieral reward to in telligent labor. A good jiortion of these lands are esjieciully adapted to dairy purposes. It' is hojK'd that the information as to the quality and price of the lands of Vermont will attract to our State tillers of the soil, lwtli native and for eign born, who will lecoino good cit izens of our Commonwealth, and tlie commissioner will gladly give all the information possible.t hough informa tion in detail can best be obtained by writing to the gentlemen whose names and residences are indicated alwe. A. 15. Valkstine, Commissioner. ADDITIONAL FACTS. Evidently Commisioner Valentine is getting rather more correspondence in relation to this abandoned farm busi ness than he can well attend to, but he is always ready to furnish any facts that will help to a better understanding of the situation. In response to further inquiries he says : lieing one of those who believe it best, in matters relating to the geuer al welfare, to take the public into one's confidence, and freely make known such facts as are clearly of public interest, I am glpd to give the press any and all information pertaining to the labors of the commissioner of industrial interests iu Vermont. To be sure, tha final report will not possess the fresh, newsy features which migli' characterize it, were the bureau conducted on another, and not unusual, plan. but experience has thus far shown that the course pursued is the best. The discussion caused by the letter of our listers, relating to the possible colonization of a good class of immi grants on our unoccupied lands, ha called attention, in many quarters, to cheap and good farms, with dwellings ready for occupancy, which are scat tered over the state. Tlie bureau is Hooded with letters from within and from without the state, asking for in fnrniatiou concerning them, with a view of acquiring homes among our hills and valleys, near church aud school. It has been found necessary to issue a circular, giving location of such lauds, and the names of parties to whom to write for particulars. The circular, however, gives but a limited idea of the extent and availability of our aban doned farms. The word "abandoned" is used advisedly, for, when farms once successfully cultivated by sturdy yeo men, occupying comfortable dwellings, are now given up to weeds and en croaching forests, with the houses and barns standing empty, windows broken and roofless perhaps, if there is any word other than "abandoned" which will give an idea of the desolation ex isting, the Commissioner does not know what that word is. The Legislature did wisely io using the dreaded word. in the act creating the bureau. 1 hose objecting to the word "abandoned" should have stood with the commis sioner and four others last week on an j elevation in the northeast comer of j Bennington county and looked over in- j o the town of Mount 1 abor in Kutland county, and eston in v incisor county. T r. njunmi hnnc.a ."in aa manv I uncultivated farms, still showing signs 4 of former fertility, weie in view, will, more than as many barns and out houses. These farms were all contig uous, aud as many others were hid front sight by maple groves, and iu the val ley of a branch of tlie West Hiver, a tract of more than four square miles was here spread out, fenced, and with dwelling houses and barns, without a single inhabitant. Nor is this all. Off to the east, through Windsor and Windham coun ties, nearly to the Connecticut river, lies farm after farm, unoccupied and a baudoned. In Peru and Landgrave, to the west and south the same condition prevails. It cannot now be said how many farms there are in Vermont, with emp ty buildings, but it is safe to say that they will number thousands, and there are other thousands with buildings gone, and cellar holes marking their sites. The cause of this is now under dis cussion ; we are simply stating facts. Our State has natural advantages in its marble, granite and slate quarries, in its iron and other minerals, iu its forests, water power, and manufacto ries, in its rich soil and sweet pastures, ready, as in the past, to produce abun dance of grain and vegetables, the best of butter, and the fleetest of horses. The reverse side is not confined to i Vermont, but is shared by her sister States of the East, and should not dis courage us iu our expectation of Ihe bright future, lor we believe that her waste places are to be occupied, and her old prestige us an agricultural state is to be restored. Whether this is in the near or re mote future, dcpeiils upon our citizens. It is believed by the observing that Vermont's days of rapid development are near at hand, but, to ignore the fact of farms abandoned, is but to de lay the day of their re-population. It is a matter of surprise that citi zens of supposed intelligence should, in the lace of facts lately published, deny that there are abandoned farms in Ver mont. A mistake is made iu thus doubting the intelligence of our people. If such gentlemen do not know of the facts, modesty should dictate reserve in making positive assertions, even at the risk of losing a passing cheer. Within seven miles of tlie flourishing villageofl5rattlebi.ro, commences an area of "abandoned" farms, and the view from the elevation looking into Mt. Tabor, can be duplicated many times in AVindham county. Marlboro, Halifax, New-fane, Guilford, Wards boro, Townsend, Jamaica and, indeed, almost every town iu Windham coun ty, reports numerous "abandoned" farms, and lands unoccupied, produc tive lands too, which can be bought for ;) to $5 per acre. It is safe to say that these farms and lands repre sent more than 40,001) acres iu Wind ham county alone, aud when we con sider that othe' counties report equal and greater amounts, the aggregate is simply astonishing. It is frankly admitted that there was no conception of the state of things which investiga tion has disclosed.. There is believed to be a remedy, and the sooner the facts are looked candidly iu the face, the sooner w ill the remedy be found. From the first, the aid of the press was expected, and it has been gener ously given. The press of this, and other States has treated tho subject with great candor, and in a manner to advance the interests of our Eastern States. Criticisms have been valuable, and commendations grati tying. The first we invite, and the last we are thanklul for, not personally, but as representing a bureau which we hope will be the means of accomplishing much good to our State. VERMONT NEWS. Ilev. Evan Thomas of Vershire has accepted a call to the Congregational church of Ludlow, and has commenced his labors there. There are over two hundred students in the Vermont Academy at Saxtons River, the largest attendance hi the history of the school. The Vermont Central Baptist associ ation held its eighty-second session with the Baptists in Groton, September 4 and 5. Rev. G. T. Raymond of Montpe lier, was chosen moderator, and W. A. Perry of Barre, clerk and treasurer. The annual sermon was preached by Rev. G. T. Raymond. The new Bap tist society in Barre was received iuto membership, and was given the right hand of fellowship by the moderator. An address on conventional work was made by Rev. MacGeorge, state mis sionary ,and addresses on home and for eign missions by Rev. J. L. A. Fish of Live Oak, Fla., Rev. Mr. Seagrave. under appointment to Bnrmah, and Miss Kidder, Missionary from Tokio, " ' 1 S H ; l IS ' j I M i 5 . I i ' - Y: - 'VSr '