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V It a. u. BAvmrtaTd KUITOK6 AND PUBU8HKK. ' ' . a? lOOrt" Friday, -aaaron o. Twt Kkajkmkk' eireulution 3061. KNTKIimi AS VT. at MATTRB AT TUX POST- Office of w York linrald Irish fuud has 1 ii ' ,b over H250.0O0. Mk lUYtJ Monday, renominated Gun. Wui. Weils, of Burlington, to be collec tor of ouslouis (or Vermont. The Republican Stats committee have fixed upon Burlington at the plaoe to huld the next Suite convention to nom lnnte Slate officers. The Republican of the First Congres sional district have aeleoled h. Bart Cross, of Montpelier and Gun. F. G, McCollouzhPui k's son-in-law of Ben nington, as their delegates (o Chicago, Four of the six men thus far seleoted from Vermont, are at heart Grant men. Tub supreme court of Indiana dcoides that the legal name consists of one Chris tian name and A surname Any one may have as many middle names or initials as are given to him or as ho chooses to take. They do not affect his legal name and may bo inserted or not in a deed or contract without affecting its validity. Nor duos a mistake in the middle initial of n Duuio, in a deed, in any way uffict its validity. ' , v The grandfather of the new minister to Mexico, Puilip II. Morgan of Louis iana, was Gen. John Morgan, who as a boy, heard 9ome of U10 treasonable prop osition of Aaron Burr at his f ither'a ta- blo at Morgana, Pa. Tho Morgan. were indignant at Burr's scheme and drove him from the house, the father warning President Jtfftirson, and becoming one of the strong wiluessoa for the government at Burr's trial. Spkcui.ation is alill lively as to Til den's designs on tho presidency, and the nowspupeis are displaying their fertility of fancy by "announcements" of the old mnnipu'alur'a plans. The latest is from the Cuieugo Times, which says it is sure that S ttuuiy will noon formally stop down and out in a letter recommending David U.ivis to the party, and that tho Illinois independent will then blurt his boom willi n public statcmerst of his po&itiou ou the political issues of the day. Tim Eutlaud Herald calls attention to a piece of inconsistence on tho part of Col. Albert Clarke of the St. Albans lies tcnger in nominating Ex-Gov. John Greg ory Smith "as an eminently tit and prop er person" to represent Vermont as a del egate to Chicago. The Herald justly re mar. .s that this "was a rather rude sur prise from the hps of a gentleman who, for six years, denounced Gov. Smith as a s;Ieudid scoundrel, who had robbed the widow and the orphan through'his crim inal mal-adiuinistr.vtion of his great rail road trust to the euichuient of himself aud his confederates.' Col. Clarke's course in this matter was incomprehensi ble. That a railroad wrecker like Gov. Smith, a man against whom evidence of the blackest scoundrolism has been taken by a legislative committee, whose meth ods of railroading are notoriously on a level with the late Jim Fisk's, should be noleided to represent the State, is dis graceful ; that Col. Clarke, who for years J made such u manful tight against Smith's ring should nominate him, is even more regrettable. How does the Colonel recon cile his two conflicting presentations of Smith's character? Falsehoods N'' the Brattleboro -"d Whlteltnll railroad ,.4, tills time (July 2fiih) a publlo at- uuk whs maue upon tne managers anu oontraotora of the road. when, ami in at tacks of a later date, it was asserted that tho road was being poorly built, that the took ubscriptions would probably not be fully paid, that tbo mortgage bonds of tue road were not legal, and, lu tne most unexpected and uncalled for manner the whole enterprise was doprcolutod. This sentence oontuins two tquaro, de liberate, unmitigated lies. These "at tucks" never, on July 25th or at any other time, asserted that the "stock subsorip tions would probably not be paid in full, or that the mortgage bonds wero not legal." So far as wo know, nobody, even in the wildest dreams, ever questioned the validity of the road's bonds. The Kefohmkk did charge that the road was being poorly ooastruoted, and we stand ready to prove every word we uttered. , Beyond that, except as regards the irresponsibility of the contractors which their release by the company amply substantiate no charges were ever made. Mr. Thompson knew that when he uttered bis oowardly lie. As to the refrain which he picks up from Harris, that tha "attacks" inter fered with the purchase of iron, elo , only this need be said. If it was true, the parties who made the "attack" could be made to suffer for damages. Thoy have repeatedly challenged Harris to sue thorn ; and the fact that he does not do so is oonolusive evidenoe that he as well as .Thompson knows tho assertion to ba ut terly false. Judge Pardkk, of the New Haven, Ct , police court, has embodied in several new bills beforo tho Connecticut legislature, Ids ideas about tho treatment of confirm ed eases 01 viciousnoas. He proposes that any person who shall be committed to jail three times in one year for drunk enness, theft, wife beating, or prostitu tion. may, on the fqurlh. conviction, be put In tho charge of tho sheriff of the county indefinitely, and be held in jail or put at work as the sheriff chooses' until declared reformed by the superior court, lie thinks it is useless to commit such persons to a reformatory institution for they are beyond reformation. This is similar in principle to the "indetermi naio sentence" system which works very well in New York. There are in all the large cities, and even in the country, a constant and incorrigible class of crimi rials, who tire only a nuisance to thein- sclvon and to society whenever allowed to run looito, and they need some such heroic method of treatment as this. How is the New London Northern com pany going to get into Brattleboro with the narrow gauge? The contract witli the Valley company leases the use of that railroad entering the depot to the Brattleboro & Whitehall railroad, and to no oilier. No right or authority is given the B. & W. E. R. Co., to transfer this privilege to any other company, and it is not at all likely that the Valley folks will permit their track to be used by a corpo ration with which thoy are at logger heads, like the .New London Northern, if thoy em help it. Does anybody be lieve that the New London Northern, if the Valley thus makes them trouble, will be to the expense of building a new line through Esteyville? It is not at all im probable that Brattleboro will yet see the folly of binding herself to pay 1(50,000 whether she sets any railroad or not. Pleaas Explain. " According to the claim of Harris Bros, & Co., as stated ht President Thompson's report, and by B. D. Harris himself In tlia Brattleboro town meeting, ther have done in work upon the railroad only l77,7lMi.5l). Tney have received in cash, according to Mr. Thompson's own statements, $ 150, 000, which is now in their pockets, and 130,000 bonds, a part of which they re linquished last week under the hocus- pocus arrangement by which their con tract was caiioelled. . So that in all, up to last week they had been paid or there had been advanced to them, $180,000.00, when according to their own claim and Thompson says they were losing money right along they had done only $177, 793.59 of work. How did it hnppen that they were paid for $2000 more work than they did 1 Didn't the contract provide that they should he paid for only 90 percent of the work done from month to month ? Ninety per cent of $177,793.59 is, $100,016.0:1. Do hot your own figures, gentlemen, show that when you were running things to your liking you had paid Harris $20,044.- 97 more than you ought to have done? It was time that somebody wus talking of rottenness in your concern. Now that Harris has disgorged $25,000 of bonds, the pay met ts to him stand at a few thousand dollars lest: than the work lie has done if he be allowed to make the figures. The Montpelier Journal sagely re marks of the Record and Phoenix; "We observe that one Brattleboro nowspaper speaks well of Colonel Hooker, and an other deprecates his selection as an in justice toothers. It la a great misfor tune that Brattleboro bag hnlf-a-dozen gentlemen who are equally worthy of being governors, congressmen or eleo tors, and that if any ono of them has a show of success, the other five are per sonally grieved, and consequently they have not been honored so much as they might nave boon. Colonel Hooker will do weli, aud so would either of the other five "be the samo more or less." In the same strain the It 1 land Hera'd re mark, that Hooker is a "stalwart" and never bolted Gr mt, whoueupon the Ar, yus retorts that be was "a Democrat, and Tweed Democrat at that, while in New York." Folks will talk, you know. Col. Hooker insists that serious injus ticu is being done him by the assertions that he is not an Edmunds man. He says he was at work laying pipes for Edmunds long before he was publicly thought of that his fidelity is known and trusted by Edmunds' best friends, and that lie shall do everything in his power, in good faith, to compass Edmunds' nomination. Tiif.ru is a noticeable reaction this year in liquor legislation toward prohibi tion, or at least away from license, in some of its most loose-ioiated and im practicable forms. The Virginia legisla ture which fathered the Moffat bed punch law, concludes that it lias been a failure aud has a!ni' 8', unanimously decided to return to an iron-clad license system af ter .May 1st. In Texas it seems to be itd mittcd that the bell punch also Works poorly, that though the bar tenders n torioiisly violate its provisions, it is about as difficult to get verdicts against them in the courts, as it is in Vermont under the nuisance statute, and bo that tue burden of tiie law falls loo heavily upon those sellers who register uimr sales honestly, a class which iss cadily decreasing. Ttio revenue in both S ates lias fallen to only a rac',iou of what it was in the earlv days of the h-tv. Th! Texas courts are now cogitating upon the question of the ,cor.slitutinnalilv of the law. Iowa, width has had a loo il option law of late years, threatens to roplnce it with stiuighi prohibition, a bill to that effect haviuf just ,ascj tho Lower House. Tub ftepub.ican remarks sarcastically that the Burlington Free Pre and Bat land Herald came out ot the State Re publican conveution esHen'.ially diiI;ront from the lad that wus kicked by the mule. In the latter case the father ob sei ved that LU son wasn't to handsome, but he knew "a darned fight moiu." The Hi publican seems to think that the Fixe Preis and Herald have not only been badly bruised by the Edmunds men, but they haven't learned anything by it beeausi) they keep crowing so jubi lant I) f r Giant. However, these sheets have a much more correct idea of the result of the State convention than the Republican. While on the surface il was an E.luiunds' victory, because the con ventioa was so overwhelmingly "Ed munds" in sentiment, thoy kt.ow that the Grannies trick-nl through their every point. I bey know that, while the vote of tbe Vermont delegation may be cast for Edmunds for several ballot even, its hard work will be done for somebody else. They know that Col. Hooker ha been inoomniuniatiios with Blaine, back and forth to Maine, for several months; that GoWinoV Smith, from the sympathy. of ra-cdr.y really desires Grant, and that even so clean and honorable a man a Governor Stewart leans a little that war. They know that if Edmund is ever nom inated, it won't be due to tbe exertion of tbe Vermont "uuioatacted" dele gates. ermont present Mi. Edmund in a high sounding resolution, it is true, but the convention, by a few alisrp wire pullers, was cajoled into sending dele gates who will mike this "presentation" in as faaif-heai ted nd unaggressive a wav as possible. Tiie Jt yubtMn ought to know tbe dtvions ways of Vermont pol itics too weli (a Uks much eccoaisge monl for tbe Kama ads' boom from U actios of Um Stats oooventios. Trm custom house figures show a con stant decrease in the. trade balance "In favor of this country. While we aro still inoresing our exports of merohftodine we are ulso more liberal buyers in foreign markets, and careful observers aro of tha opinion that it may req lire all we ship to foreign lands to meet oar bills there, perhaps before the current y-ar is out. Aside from the gold imported, our trado btlanue for 1878 was $J03 277.047. indi cating a thrift, and economy among the people which was sare tu make the ooun try rioh and usher baok good times. This balance last year fell to $184,038 117 a loss of $11 9 288,930 or about 40 per cent. Tue imports at New York in J inuary, especially in silks and riobons, wore larger th in ever before, indicating tiiat we are returning to our old habits of extravagant living. At the custom houses in this State the duties on imports collected in 1879, increaiod by A3 per oent ovor the year previous. Our dirt-rolling oontnmporary, tho Phoenix, professes to bo very ranch grieved that Selectman Pratt should havo been loft out in tha cold Tuesday, without a "th ink you" for bis efficient services. If Mr. Pratt in tho beginning had announced himself as a candidate he would suroly have been reelected. As we uu Jerstau I it Mr. Eiiey run in ordor to beat H'Trick, bectusn ho under stood that Mr. Pra'.t htd positively and ucquaiiUedly ' withdrawn. . But the tlwcmx 1 ioliottude is a little 'too thin;' it nevr supported Xr. Piatt, or s .id single good word for his honest, econom isal administration ; it was for Harriet, as it always hat been, and njw squea! because it 01a no longer profit from a rcin of looeues and jobbery in town RUair. Messrs. B. D. Harris and C. F.Thomp son, had piteous tales to tell in 'the town meeting about how they hud been "pur ued" by Mr. C. N Davenport's "malice." Mr. H-rrris said it was this which had prevented bis completing the railroad as he agreed; whoieupm, Mr. Davenport informed him, before tbe wholo meeting 1 hat ho was "ready to answer in dama ges," for his malice, nnd invited Mr. Harris to plteh in and prove bis asser tions in court. Of course this thut off that nonsense. Then, Mr. Thompson J imped up, and told how he had been abused in bankruptcy by that "malice." The faot about this is that Mr. Daven port, as assignee of his insolvent estate, did choke off a little game of his to cheat bis creditors, uncovered some property which he, deacon-like, was trying to hidonpin New York, and compelled him to pay several of his honost debts at nearly 100 ounls ojk the rfnlliir, ivMvh ha was well able to do, after having in- veigien so many into a settlement at isi cents, this was of course very in alioioo- and very naughty on Mr. Davenport's lari. Tint oauses of tha Tav bridge disastor are being investigated by the Dundee board ol trad). Several painlurs who painiea ine ormgo la-t summer testified they saw numerous bolt holes empty, bolts in holes where thire should have been rivets, rivets without heads, bars loosened and nuts unscrewed, and that one of the supporting columns of the high girders, which was cracked from hip to bottom, was held together with four hoop bands, and that sometimes the o.-cillation of the bridgo was so great they feared It would fall. The evidencs created considerable excitement. From Washington. The Senate rolooted I the reappointment of John Sthskney as U. 8.. Marshal for Morula, by a vole tr about 10 to 1. No one ever pretenueu mat atiokney mndu any kind of an oflloial, but he helned in stealing the eleotoiul vote of the state for Hayes. If nil the seeds that are being planted by Blaine's friends spring up and bear fruit, the country wilt havo a good crop of vice-presidents. It is known here that inducements are being held out to political managers in several States, tha If they will secure the vote of their State for Blaine, the whole Blaine Influence Will be thrown in behalf of the favorite of that State for vice-president. It is aid that much of Blaine's strength in Indiana was secured by the understand ing that seoretary xnompsnn and Gen. Ben Harrison are boih Blaine's .favorite candidates for vice-president Among Michigan men, Blaine's friends represent that Ferry is the choice. Among Kansas men, Ingnlls, and among Illinois men. genial ex Senator Oglesby is spoken cf us the man limine would Jiko to have on the tail of his ticket. The lawlessness which has ao long dig' graced the capital, is becoming well nigh lntoierame. 1 tie residents ot the city are such a set of brawlers that they can not be trusted with the ballot, while mur der and outrages of the worst possible charnater are becoming so frequent that senator mimunas is pushing a bill through Congress for an immediate ad dition to the oily a police lorce. The re cent murder of young Hirih by four ne groes on one of the city streets early in the evening, and the most monstrou- on rnge of a young woman on a puhlio street almost tmder the shadow of the capitol, about soven o'clock the otiier night, are sharply directing attention to the insecurity of life und the growing ooiuness ot too cnuiinut classes. J h. present police department is so Insulll cient that come uf the patrolmen have beats nine miles long in unfrequented ana sparsely mint portions 01 tne ctty. Senator Voorhees niado the most elo quent and polished speech rf the session in histology upon Brumidi, the recently deceased artist of the capitol. Ou this occasion he allowed his fancy full rein, and paid tho deceased a tribute sparkling wttii Denny and sentiment, showing the wonderful brtiiiancy of his intellect, which, were it not for certain faults in his moral grain, would make him one nf the greatest men of the oountry. Tim artist, Mr.Voorhee said, would, like Milton, be remembered through his art long after we had ceasetl to exist as it nation, nnd even after tbe capitol itself nan crumbled into ruins. NOTES AND CLIPPINGS. Chief Justice Pierpoint of Vermont,' is an enthusiastic Edmunds man. Tub Bennington Burner, onz may it wavo, is out fcr II in. L ivel in I Mtinion, of Manchester, pro tempore cliainu n ol the last Senate, aud lion. James L Mar tin, of Londonderry, aa candidates for Lieutenant Governor. GENERAL NEWS SUMMARY. Air important esse has occupied the lention of the United States Circuit court at Burlington from the 24, h of Fobrnary to the 3d of March. The plaintiff. Andrew J. Baan, was arrested in Nov., 1861, by order of Brig-Gun Pitcher, by defendants Gilmnn Henry and Daniel N. Beckwith, on a charge of aiding soldiers to desert from tbe U. S. service. Tbe arrest Was approved of by Maj Gon'l Dix, then ia command of the department of lbs Etst, and Beaa was kept confined in the State's Prison at Windsor until April 27, 18S5, wben by order of tbe secretary of war, be waa turned oter to the oivil authorities for trial. Though bound up by a United States commissioner, the grand jury fail ed to indict him. Ha then sued defend ants In tbe Orleans county court for trespass and false imprisooment, claim ing $60 000 damages. Tbe Federal gov. eminent assumed the defence and trans ferred the case to the Circuit court for trial. It has been to Washington twice. tile last time fur a trial and verdict for plaintiff to recover $14,000 damages lais judgment was reversed and a new triad granted. Tbe right of tbe U. S. Government in time of war to make arrests and confine eithwni by military order is States where war is not raging. U at the bottom of the case. Many im portant legal questions are involved, and be f icts are voluminous. At oar last advice the jury bad not agreed. Toe due wa sharply contr-ted. Ixm. A' Dole. N. T Sharps and E. J. Plielps f.T plJ40l:B. H. r. fibeld and tbM. N. B sine's popularity seems to be like carbonie acid gas. A little of it makes a arrest fusa. and anna rJ It will aina DiveCLit fjt oVfvttdjiats aod tb United tin ordinary tempers Uu-e. Allanl(Qx Hates. j ConMiUUxn. FOREIGN. Prof. Nordensk iold contemplates a new arctic expedition. A severe earth quake occurred at Yeddo, Japan, Febru- ury 25th. When the revolution broke out against President Dili of Bolivia, he sought refuse on board the United States steamer Al t-kit, but tun was refined linn nnd 11 is said that he is nt Ari luiuas oihers think he is hiding at Atica. President Diaz gave a banquet in honor ot ten. urunt at the ctty ol Ali-x co Mon day tight. A new anti-slave trade con veti' ton has been concluded between Great Hi itain and Germany, whereby co operation between the ,war vessels of the two powers in the suppression 01 me slave ttauio 13 assured. band of Indians recently raided Del Puerto, on the Mexican side of th Rio Grande, killing nine men and one woman and stampeding 300 horses, The Mexican troops are pursuing them. DOMESTIC. A party of men attempted to break up m miiiuus luwnujf in a sciiooi-nouse near Seward, Nab. Thursday niirm. and a nreij sctnu 1 ensu'U. in wutch many euuis weie e&cuanKen ana eigne persons were woonncti una two Killed. Bridget McGee, the rieht-Tears old daughter of a Potlsville (Pa ) miner, tri ed to bane her baby brother the other day; ir uMiiuusi kfiv rcntiiujc to Diame. Heavy and disastrous Kales are reported by ocean steamers arriving at New York. The English brie Julia has been lost tnougn her crew, is in number, were saved, as were 3 passenger and sailors Irani tne American steamer. Hindoo. hicb wa also lost.- Kearnev ha been tusking himself a nuisance about tbe Ldlilorma legislature, and a bill has been introduced and referred to exclude mm mm tne building entirely. Jay Gould has forcibly ceized. for his Union P.icino company, the telegraph wires aiong me union aid Kins and l'.icirio ruaus in u nance ot me court a iiiiiino- nm. Iho polishers in the Hnvt A Wrnkonn nickel-ulalinir N. V., are on a strike, and in tbe trouble ensuing, several men have been shot. Connecticut Is following! close coon the .fnot"t-p, of New Hampshire, and hereafter ah projertv in that State will be taxed. The grand lixt of New Himn. sbire was increased tlO.000.000 oy tbe passage of that law a year ago, and the grand li-tof Vermont wouli be at least $2O,L0O,0iX larger than it la if person il property wa all taxed as it sboul l be. ermtmt farmer. The Supreme Court h is decitled that the rate of taxation in a State must he uniform; that it is unlawful to lux a national bank for its fall value and real estate f r only onn-ibird its value, The Ptiiladelphia Bulletin stirs that iilassaoum-etls is the saddest word in the Kiiglis'i language, because it might have lion if il chose. The impression deeuens nil around that the Tildon anaconda is lightening on the U'uiooralio party. ajirtngielU itcpuoiiam. Edmunds is the ablest Republican in the Senate, Conkling and Blaine not ex cepted; he is a lawyer and a scholar; tits mind is hroad and deep; ergo, he II nt do for president. Presidents are not 111 ado of such valuable material. li.chmond ( Kit ) Slate. Has the character of the nr.nnln an cbaeged that ihe third eleotio 1 of one man has now become necoisary to the maintenance of self-government? Is it so, that the republic can no longer hope to stand surely and saiety unless ono cit izen continues to live and can be per suaded to wield executive power? Prob ably no one will seriously claim that hings have reached tbat pass a. Y. Tribune. We may not be precisely ready to support Mr. Blaine aa n presidential can didate, but it is simple justice to tidmit that ha la n gnmt iuuwiiiaa'- la Iris lomg nolit:oal life he has distinguished himself by his steady support of Mr. Blaiae. and his promulgation and defense of the Blaiae doctrine that Mulligan has no ngiii. 10 retain compromising letters. view autk 1 imes. Vermont formally presents Senator Kdmunds as a candidate for tbe presi dency. No State has a better light to name a candidate, and no Stale can pre sent a better man. Albany Journal Wo do not suppose that Edmunds will have much strength in the Ciiio.igo con vention, but it is safe to say that so far as real merit is concernetl no belter man will be preieoted. Indiannpolii Jour nal. We will not support a third-term nom ination. Brooklyn Times (rep ) The nominee must not or.lv not Im Me - Tilden, but there must be no smell of I'llden upon his garments. Bann.ir (Me ) Commercial. Tiie Vermont Republicans have started movement which may vet move the deaih-knell of Gi antism. Palmer Jour nal. So long as Mr. Conkling lives, the Homing 01 state Uepublican Convention is rather a waste of money for the Now York Republicans. It would be much simpler and morn candid to refer uend mg questions to that gentleman, and re quest him to publish bis decision as wide ly as possible. fenn. Monthly. The election of Senator Etlmund woiiio rje a aeatii-niow to subsidies, cor riip'.lon nnd jobs during his administra tion, aud mercenary politicians would bi lorcea to occupy buck seats. "Parley m vomon uournai. If present methods nre kettt un. dark hordes will become a necessity, nnd tho darker the better, -lnatnnnpolu JuurntU Edmunds posseses many uf the quali neailous lor a daik norse, lied out. await. ing the proper time to be brought in. jHusnviue (lean.) American ucm. In Pennsylvania everybody knows that the movement lor Gen. Gt ant's nom. ination is hoiiowness itself. In New York this ia also now demonstrated. The intelligence of both States is against it. The sober judgment of tbe parly revolts at 11 anti tne common sense ot the coun try presenissn indexible hostility toil. rniiauiipnvi r-rcst. ., , , . Looal N$w. Our receipt fir subscription moneys is a change in the date against your name in IM direction 0 your paper, THB LATEST. AGAINST GRANT, ANYHOW, Birr meltwEo Tq fa von blaink. (Suoi'lal d watch to the Rsroauxs.) The Indian.! (publican State central S'ibfribeerf .fU. 'w'"'. lh' J. 1..... 1.. 1.' ... r..,H...,..,.ii0 1 ttead of boJusrina us, to send receipts tttrdav. so ectud fuirr dolomites for the uirougn uie miu. j.j . c. . - '. . .. i I 1. -ll.;.. ...... Ua ttttam, IHa Hflll. Diato at iarge, 10 tlia national convention, rwMw w y ,- j who aro till said to onooso Grant, though meiit is made, or it U u run correct, uninstruotedly and personally to favor please notify us at once. UlUine. . , T Anol Ilnhu and n-nanln. Tho village schools closo today for a va cation of tour weeks. The Chiinnlng club announce a musi. calo at Crosby hull next Wednesday even lug. NEW ENGLAND NEWS. I Vermont. BIO SritIKE AT ItUTLAND, a n..,..H Dtnjii. anil ,liitfa era in W, Tho qu irrynun of West Rutland, to !un hv the Un versulistH next Thursday thu number i neatly 200 struck on evening in Crosby hull. Monday forjii'jter wages. Thoy have T ivr- Vil.lu.rt'a Whim nn "Public been workingTftmg the winter months Opinion and Prohibition" was ruther nt low pay 80 to 0 cents a day but gii,y attended Sunday. nad notice Monday ruo.u ..K '"".- T)ier0 is a newspaper statement that wngus woumi uu.ti- 'v provision was mtitlo 111 tho will of a lute Tlm men all wt to work nnd remain- L ,iu,i isn,ii f,., ti,u ,,m,j.! .... - l.,o. All lli n,.,.r. 'J. " Y", eu lor ammi im ........... 0I Uie joeui cnurcii, now sieenieiess, rymen of the Rutland marble company and nhout IWUilhifdj of Sheldon & Shi on's quarry mcft then stopped work nnd left their qn.irrl s, demanding 12 1-2 oeuts un huucTIW prsprtetbrs would not consent to such an attvui ce. Tho Catholics of this (Burlington) dio cese have thus tar raised tfMStt.li-l for thu suliurers by the Irish famine, and there nre .still some dozen places to be heard from Mr. It. A. Bigelow of tho west village Oris Looniis's house at Pawlot has been and now a member of the junior class burned; loss $2000, no insurance. L. "Bart" Cross ol Montpelier ia a "hefty" man to send to a national con vention Tho dwelling house of A. II. Martin of More own w burned Wednesday; loss $1000. fully msurud. Lucius Cummings, of East Montpelier has given a Montpelier clergyman $1000 to be Used at Itiii (U.l tffPlrr Ihe relief of Yale college, is one of the nine men of that class appointed as speakers for the junior exhibition fliurch litn. Gilson received Wednesday morning car-load of Iowa -horses, and this week has another load from Canada, making Bo horses, all ot the uncut, trom which purchasers may select. See advertise ment. A tiro caught in Hadloy's slaughter house, south ot the village, btinday lore- noon, but was extinguished before any ..C ,U. .f I cni-lnlK Hnniiion Wilrt imnp find mat. aa tow. Lmimn Altlri. repeotably 'connected buVs. en,,ille 8tarted 0ut.thouL 1 no alarm at Shrowhart fw-stj JH77 cj. C. i,.d iMH!U ,rivo E iton riVJWSy 1 tad Howard D Nash of UJslon of fOTJP in government bontls. Most of the taopoy has been re covered, and theJrieniU of Aldrioh have just settled the caseTSw-vaying the losers 3200. 'Hie officers of the State agricultural xocietv have appointed tne aiute lair foi September 14 17 iitMont poller, nnd offer tho a.tme premiums lor liolsteio or Dutch cattle as are now given for Jer. cys, amoun ing to $136, with a gold and silver medal. No premiums are to be given for mowing machines, sewing ma chines, niusicul ipwuuienis, churns or creameries. An incendiary fire destroyed four large barns at Brandon last week, togethei with bav, straw, grain and three cows. Evidence of the incendiary's course to and I font the buildings, and his subse quent midnight ride on horse-back, und the al l rendered turn ny contetiBrutes. is had been given. Glenwood classical seminary of West Brattleboro. closed a successful term Tuesday, many friends and patrons of tne institution listening 10 the closing ex ercises. Several pieces were rendered by the pupils iu music, under tho load of their toacner, Bliss Clark. Judge Venzy is to hold the April term ot court wiiicti convenes at Fayeltevule, next luestiav. Rev. J. B Green's subject next Sun day evening, will be "Pardonable and Unpardonable Uredulity." Rev. E W. Whitney will give a leo- lure next Sunday evening upon "Th Tongue; its Abuse and Use." Mr. Joseph Steen reached his 83 J birth day luesduy. lit.', bally block well, sue lives until next montn, will scoro 101 Quarterly meeting next Sunday morn ing at the Methodist church. Love feast already in the hands of the ollicers. The ' """""u y ie lown has offered a reward of $200 for Hasll' his arre.-t and conviction. The iigricultUHiriliiceiing hold at New 11 even the J lui was stressed oy a. At. B. Cowles: Pivf Sanbirn. superintend ent of Iho agt tt-uliiiral college, farm ol Nuw Hampshire; Cil. J.U Me:id. Si.att1 sun rintethli-nli 1 t.g ictilltiie; Alexis A Smith of Vergeinies; I. man Peet of Cornwall; anil .Ezra Knowles of New liaven. Hut production et iirghutn re ceived nouic altenuon, and it was stated that several farmers in the statu are to try tho experiment upon un extensive scale. New Hampshire. The governor has appointed April 8 as fast day, Henry K. Trask of Liconia has died from the 1 uvcts ot a woun l made by a piece ol glass, The house and barn of W. Hunkins Were humeri at 1'ilton Thursday night ; lo-s stow, itiuy insured. Work has been resume in tho mica mino at Not th Groton. From nn exca vation 40 by 60 by 100 feet 6500 pounds nave been taken, The Kearsarge aaviogs bank of War ner, which had suffered a reduction of ib per oent by order of the oourt, yester- by Miss Kitty R. Brooks lias a very bright and M'ttce child's story in the March number of St. Nicholas, illustrated Sol K) tinge, Jr. We regret that Mr. Htrrick did not make a public explanation of the deli uiencies in his towu hall account, if ho could havo 1 one so. Allen's spring seed and flower cata logins is out, a very attractive volume, Mr. Allen is nuw one of the half dozun leading dealers in his line in the country Messrs. Estey & Co., havo paid their taxes on such part of their list as they admit In be valid. They still refuse to pay on that part ot their list which Was added by thu inters last spring. The superintendent desires the district clei ks, to send the registers to htm as soon as possible after the schools are closed, in order that he may forward the statistical report to the Slate supcrin lerotent. The two journnlstio ring-worms Brattleboro are sp tting their slimo each oilier just now. J-iie Jiccord ac cuses 'tolher of "always crawling; around in a small circle, and being snaopt-ti n anvbody outside step too near." Whicli IS true 01 eiioer 01 tiietji. day began paying ltsoilipojiiorj in full. Arthur UlunoJ' Willi Merrow, torn hovs win! were piaying marbles in tho 1 rok of lite Boston nuV Value rail. rami at UraaOr'all tnW lat-lVere ed by a freight C rf, ai.atC'iarles Ilansori, another boy, was badlyf irired A mooting of the officers of tho pris oners' aid association, held at Uoncord Wednesday night, passed resolutions re commending the governor and council to pay tho expense 01 an investigation 01 prison nU iirs, anil a'King mui w. v. Nestnitb anil Saojmel B. lugo represent the association at the investigation. Massachusetts. A nOLYOKK llUKDKIt AGAIN. Friday morning, Jeremiah Harnett belter known as Jerry llanington, was stabbed while crossing the Connecticut river bridgo on his way to Ins homo in South Hidley Falls hy Mtcbael O Neill Protector Hook & Ladder Co , No, held' its annual meeting Monday evening and the following othceis were elected for the year ensuing: W. H. Kinson roji-I foreman; N. Llndsev. 1st ass't; O. C Clanosy! 2 J ass'l; Albert Willis, cleik anu treasurer; a. 11. Davis, steward. Tbe millennium is coming. C. F. rhomp-on, W. II. Alex inder. B. D. Har. ris and Geo. W. Hooker, are Brattle. boro's champions in the role of debt payers, jet us all give thanks, and take cotiiego, no matter whether the rail road is bread gauge, narrow gauge, or no gauge at an. If it b true, as is now understood. that the new E-tev balloon is expected to carry both Hooker nnd Fuller into the Legislature next fall, we beg to suggest a doubt whether the new railroad will af ford gas enough to fluat both. Hooker tor represantalivo. and iuller for Sena tor are too much for one year. The voters of Brattleboro don't need Tho wouod was made in the front part of to be reminded of the impor ance of Mas. Cochkan of Oreomiah, Persia, gives a most heartrending account in a letter to a Boston clergyman, of the famine in Persia. She says that the Christian com munities are suffering far less than the Mohammedan, and that the Nestoriana are helping the sufferers to the extent of their means, nothing at all is done by the government, and hundreds throng me missionaries uuors aaitv. ine starv ing also go to the slaughter-houses and catch and drink the blood. Manv have sold all they have for bread, parting with valuables lor a mere song. A bushel of coarse wneat meal sold lor 1 20 January 7, while in tiie former famine it never went above $8. "Bare-footed multitudes tread tbe frozen streets, having parted with all but a few rags, which offer an apology for clothing. Parents are sellin? their .d,ii. dren for slaves; many men have Hed, no one knows whither, to avoid seeing the death of those dear tot Item. Would that I could take you out amomr the hmnr,l crowd that will come to-morrow, which comes daily to receive a little. Oh'thnM sunken eyes ithone bony lingers I Trem bling, fainting women and children trod den under fool by the stronger nnn a they rush forward to receive the precious piece of bread ! If I could take some of the houses in my villages, where whole families are eroveliuir on tha round floor, some aniwrentlv neardojtth all iu the deepen dejection praving far death, merciful death! Men in this city have poisoned the hist food they could procure for their dear onea, and all have gone together. One man with a family of eight a few days ago put aisenic into tbe tlour wt.ich was to make their hut little cake, and they all died together. She appeals for aid from all Christiana. the right leg j 1st b dow the groin, prob ably with a pocket knife, and H irtnett bled to death in a tew minties. li is al most needless lo say I hat the men had jn-t left a drinking saloon, nnd both were intoxicated. 11 irtnett slazgered along a few steps after being struck, and fell lo keeping in recollection the spnech of its political boss, Geo. w. Hooker, last I uesday. .There will be plenty of time to think of it before Freemen's mooting. The re-election of the old listers Tues day, is a hopeful sign. It means that tliM nuiinln a n, rauJu tu snuioin t.itKl,,. the floor of tho bridge, tho blood rushing servants in good work, when they know from the wound in a great streim. h 1. jng ih.,t n...7 nnnn, h O Neill run to him and raised his head hoodwinked bv a few parties whoso against his knee and tried to do som thing to atop ihe now of blood. He also took off his own coat and put it over Hartneits shouldei. O'Neill was ar rested but says he does not remember anything about it. The State Senate has accepted a report only aim is to dodge their honest taxes Col. Nick Roberts' Humpty Dumpty, which exhibited at Crosby hall Tuesday evening, was a gem of its kind. The clowns kept the audience in nn uproar of hilarity alllhe evening, while the con tortionist, the vaulting and lh horizon- against Hi" union ol A. o tiers t and Am- tal bar put umince wore strictly of tbe herst agric tltural colleges William Brooks, colored and married, h is been arrested at Lynn for outraging Clara Kimball, 12 vearaold, also colored. James Dillingham, a seaman, drank carbolio acid nt Boston, Tuesday, mis taking it lor whisky, aud died in intense agony. From 7000 to 8000 pounds of oleo margarine is made at Hosltin daily, most of it being shipped to neighboring man uf icturing towns. The town auditors of North Andover find I hat Ihe total def.de aion of Treas urer Smith is $29 89), hiimost marked dishonesty being false entries of partial payments nnd interest on a loan to the town of 1 11,000. Tliey deny any aeg lect of duty on theirp trtj. - Uno of tho murderers of Fry. ever since his imprisonment at Concord, hat claimed lo be haunted by bis victim's ghost nnd begged piteotisly to be placed in a cell with another inmate. Hi te- qiiHst was granted but he tried to kill his mate with a knife which he bad con cealed, and was again plaoed in solitary confinement. Tho ecclesiastical inrv whloh has been trying R.-v. Charles E Walker, pastor 01 the Somerset Mcthodi-t church, on charge of adultery, neglect of bi wife nnd conduct calculated lo bnng reproach on the church, found him guilty except on tha first chart", though Ihe vole is saiil to have been 6 to 1 tint this should be sustained, and has suspended, bim rom the ministry until the annual con ference to be held at Norwich March 7. The trial was conducted in the most secret manner. Conneotiout The nnpaid taxes of the tow3. ctty and school govrntnentsof New Haven, aggregate $179,000 General Ou l ey Tsng, of tha Chinrnw army, a gentleman redding the high position of cbh-f cf tbe Emperor's body guard, is spending a few days in Hert ford, being detailed lo report on the edu cational bureau. C. M. Rasse!!. of New H tren, pub lishes a card sotting forth that "Rev." Mr. Ayres, of Bridgeport, wbo recently stated tint shortly before the second bat tle of Bull Run he saw Oen. Porter talk ing with rebel officers. ba told a pre cisely similar story anoat Gab. McDow ell, and Russell In li mats tbat Ayrat is a liar. highest order. It is a healthful condition of affairs, for which the Rkkokukk has long and earnestly labored, when Jacob E-tey can bo elected first selectman because Tie will make a good one, and at the si tne time Silas M Waite can be elected a lister because he will also make a good one. This evidence' an end to those old fac tional rights which havo so long cursed Brattleboro. A atandard gauge can never pay up this valley, but a narrow gauge will' How many times Ibis was told and ruit- era ed before Ibe people, by the railroad speakers, when inducing the towns to bond. And yet thov ask us to believe ! hat a foreign corporation will build a standard gauge, when according to their own statementa it can't possibly pay. . We oei tninly hope their expectation will be fulfilled, but Brattleboro ought to have waited to see, belore putting her money in where tho can't pos.ibly get it out. Tbe sentiment of the town meeting l uesday, as evidenced ny tne applause for Mr. Davenport's speech while the others were received almost silently, was very strongly in lavor postponing any appropiiation for the railroad until next October, when one could see whether the road ia to be completed or not. Every intelligen man knew that no harm could be done by any such postponement, while might protect the lax payers ftom a very bad scrape, 1 ne vote was taken visa two and wa very doubtful. In the opioion of most gwd judges the noes carried it, but Mr. U.iskins. the modera tor, arbitrarily declared it the other way. A division of tbe bouse was called for, whicb be refused on the ground tbat he had once decided Ibe Tote, and then be fore anyone could appeal from bis decis ion, be put another motion, rushed business through, and on motion declar ed an adjournment It was in thia snap tyle that a lair, nonesi expression from the voters and taxpayers was tqueicued Tha officer of the Poultry and Pet Stock Associttion. elected la.dy even ing are: President, Dr. Us. F. Gale; .vice-presidents, L. K. Fuller. J. J. Ward. J. L. Sinionds. J. Henry Kidder, O. D. Wbeelock. P. Frank Xmidoo, J. I . Mai tin. B A. Streeter, II A. Titus, J. M. Miller. E. A. Pickering. A. R. Biker; treasurer, Malcolm Moody; secretary, J. Henry Piatt; aastitant mcreUries, 11. B. Chamberlain, P. K. Wbite; executive committee. Col. Geo. W. Hooker. J. J. Estey. Joha C. Howe, Hears C. Willard. J. M. Allen. O. M. Taylor. J. O. Smith. The Town Meeting. OOOD WOIIK 06NKRAI-LV DONE THR OLD TAX MATTKRS STRAIflHTENKD OUT A NKW BOARD Of SELECTMEN TUB LISTENS HK B1.KCTKD AN Al'I'UOl'KIATION roll THE RAILROAD, The turn out of voters Tuesday, though much larger than usual, was less than lust your, Col. Husking was chosen mod erator, and except in a few instances pre sided with fuirnosB und Justice, After the acceptance and adoption of tho auditors' and selectmons' report, the first matter that etuno up for consideration was the uncollected tuxes. H. F. Smith opened tho discussion by inquiring why the se lectmen hud not enforced tho bonds for 70, 7o and 77, und moved that they be instructed to do so. Mr. Pratt replied that the selectmen had thought it bust to hrst push tho collections from the tax payers as far us possililo ; thtit thoy had tuns reauzcu wirju.v,, aim that tho Im unco was now just us good from the bonds men us ever. The subject was further discussed hy li. W. Stoddard, L. K. Fill ler S. N. llcrrick, C. N. und A. C. Daven port, (i. B. Kirwun, S. M. Waite and oth ers. Mr. llcrrick wasasked if ho consid ered himself liable on the bond of '75, to which he made no tliroct reply, but said he would pay if lie was, and then narrat ed what took place before the board of civil utithonty, in winch he told not a wortl of truth, but probably from forget ftilness, nnd in which ho was contradict ed by C. N. Davenport, and could have been by tiny other member of the hoard. Mr. Smith's motion, however, was passed without opposition, ns was also a vote in structing that the tux bill of 1877, on which the bond is worthless, bo Utkon out of J. W. Simond's hands and given to the collector of this ycur to be cleaned up. For first selectman the vote on the first ballot Btood 277 for Jaoob Estoy, 13G foi D S Pratt, 120 for S N Hii-rick and 7 for F W Brooks. On account of a mis take by Col Haskins it was at first sup posed that there had been no choice. Mr Pratt then announced that lie had not before been a candidate, that he did not know that there was a vote for him in the ball. ( This was true ns the KtFOiiM Ett office priuted tho votes and sent them to the hall entirely without bis knowl edge.) but he said he would now staud, if the people desired and would servo if elected. But soon after the balloting was begun, the mistake was discovured, and Deacon Estey declared elected. For tecond selectman, F W Brooks was chosen on the first ballot by a goodly ma jority, and for third selectman, S A Mor ris was chosen viva voce. On motion of L K Fuller, J W Frost was reelected first lister by acclamation. For second lister, S M Waite, though he had an nounced that he was not ti candidate, was elected by a vole of 143 to 103 for II W Huuon.lsaudiscatterirg. Dor third lister, W F Richardson had 121 to 107 for J S Culling, anil was elected. Mr Stevens declined to be reelected tax-collector, if he had to assume the load .of 1877, nail ihe candidates nominated were S N liar rick and A Slai key. As it was general ly known that Mr Starkey would not Bei ve anyiiow if elected, Mr Ilurr'ck was: elected oy n vote of 100 to 91 for Starkey and scattering. The oilier olHcers elect ed weretaudiiors, W W Lvntle, J G Eddv, W A Faulkner; trustee U S deposit, W S Newton ; fecco viewers, P F Councr, A hj r night, 1) rYrry; grand janrs, Timothy Vinton, W II Alexander: in spector of leatlnr, S W Kimball; pound Keeper, u U Davenport; town agent, 11 F Smith; sup'c of schools, D E Miller; inspector of lumber, 1 1C Allen : highway . sin veyors, E E Stock well, C C Howard, Henry Akeley, nam 1 Warruier, Ashley Wiswell, L A Barney. S S Sargent, E P Miller, Barnabas Fitch, E C Dunklce, J K Tracy. Oscar N Ware, J W Ciuler. Henry Hall, J C Newton. With regard to tbe fire department it was voted. 11 the village does n ,t reorganize, it on ibe sttamer basis to ex empl the 210 firemen as usual from their poll taxes, lite selectmen wero author ized and instructed lo expend a sum not exceeding $1000 in making such repairs upon ine town nan ami building, as may uo ucuuatttry. Alio railroad Question, which was tbe most important ot the day, was oueneo by a motion from W. H. Alexander to appropriate money to pay the interest and 0UUU 01 principal now matured tie argued that the town had looiisniy got Into tho scrape, and should now pay up anu learn something by experience. Col Waite suggested that in his opinion. a vole mat day wouldn't attect the town s liability one way or the other, and that the article in Ihe warrant be dismissed C. N, Davenport urged that the best course was to postpone tho whole subject until next uetooer, when it was promised hat tue railroad should ba coincided. No harm, he said, oould thus be' done. and if the lown then got ihe road, it nouid pay lor it lull v and maniul v: il it did not get il, it would be at liberty to hold its commissioners responsible for their illegal and unwarranted payment of the town's money. Col. Hooker nnd r. Ihompson denounced tins aa re pudiation, and said they wanted the town 10 pay its deots, wtieiher or no. Mr. Davenport retorted that lie also wanted 11 honest obligations paid, but wanted tho taxpayers 10 have some proteotiou. too, and remarked that be believed he had always paid his own debts, never ving been through bankruotcv. at Black Friday or an 7 other time. Mr. Thompson thought he saw a coat here which would fit him, jumped into it, with alacrity, and replied in personalities to Mr. Day nport. B. U. Harris also made "personal explanation" regarding his connection as contractor with the euter- ise. The an imals seemed to be much tirred up all around, but their personul ueotious on one another, as Air. f uller ustly remarked, were entirely out of ttce and iinjusutiablu there. Col. Fuller also argued that the enterprise Was in much better shape than ever before, that it would help Brattleboro to two railroad outlets here be was evidently mixed and that tbe town should now appropri ate its money, because it would have just as goo I remedy against its commis sioners next year as no sr. if finally cheat ed out of the road. In this be was also mistaken, the appropriation by tbe town being itself an approval of the acts of tho commissioners which forever binds us so far as mis part of the case is con cerned. When the vote was taken on Mr. Alexander's motion, it was very doubtful whether the ayes or nays were in a mnj irity ; but Moderator Haskins de clared it earned by the ayes, refused division ot Iho house when called for, and rusiied the meeting through to a close. The tax voted was 50 cents on the dol. lar. TUB LATEST MOVE Brattleboro & Whitehall E. E. HARRH RELEASED FROM HIS CONTRACT, The Road Leased, to the New Lon don Northern, The Annual Stookh.old.era' Meeting The annual meeting of tho stockhold ers of this corporation, at tho Brooks house, Monilitv. was verv fullv attended. 1833 of the 2000 shares of stock being represented. Treasurer Butler and Pres ident 1 hoilinson liiildo extended rnnnrtu of tho financial status of tho concern. A resolution of "conlldunce" was passed on motion of Judgo Howard of Townshend, in tho president und directors, and tho old board was re-elected in full, except thtit J. H. l'hclps of Townshend was se lected iu place of A. C. Howard, who long sinco refused to servo. A vote wus passed instructing Hon. J. H. Phelps to prepare a statement of tho financial con dition of tho company to Jan. 1st, includ ing receipts and expenditures, and pub lish it iu pamphlet form for distribution to the stock holders. At a meeting of the directors held luter in tho afternoon, they orguuixed hy re-electing for executive of ficers: C. 1'. Ihompson, president: E. L Rev. C. H. Merrill is to deliver his lecture "Work and Workers," next Thursday evening at theCongregational church in tho west villago. There were many disappointed in not hearing him in the citizens' course, and at last he consented to deliver it tbere if the funds were used for benevolent purposes. The Ladies' Benevolent S iciety took tbe mat ter in hand, and tbe receipts go in pan for missionary purposes and part for the church organ fund. Mr. Grout's lecture on '"Africa." which was so well received but only beard by a few, is to be repeat ed at an early day. lor the same cause. Lecture commences at half past seven; tickets IU cents. 1 he Brattleboro Military band" now numbers twenty-one members, and i in Waterman, vice president: C F. Thomp son, E. Goodhue, and J. L Martin, exec utive committee; J. A. Butler, treasurer. The statements show that there has been received on the Btock subscriptions up to Jan. 1st, f 187,1411.38, of which only $745.75 now remains in the treasury, The balance has been expended, $150,000 to II it s Bros,, $712.40 for other coimtrut tion accounts $4,007.27 for land damages, $11,782.10 for engineering, $3814(10 for lumber, ties, &c, $5205.41 for "miscellane ous" und legul expenses. Besides thecash Harris Bros, have also been paid $30,000 in bonds, $25,500 of which they refunded last week, on condition of being released from their contract. Tho eight, ton or twelve thousand which Messrs Harris re ceived from the Pennsylvania firm of course also goes to them, nnd not for the company's benefit. The Harrises claim that they have paid for work on the road $177,705.59, and the executive committee vouch for their statement as accurate, though $35,832.50 is represented to have been expended in the substructure of the first threo miles out of Brattleboro. When some ol these matters of d etail hud been got through with Messrs. Thompson and Martin related a history of tho negotiations by which they bad leased the road, for completion and oper ation to tbe New London Not them com pany, which ns the latter road is under a lease to tho Central Vermont managers, places our local enterprise forever in the hai.ds of Gov. Smith & Co. They rep resented that they had used every possi ble exertiou to induce the Connecticut River company to tako the road, as would manifestly be for the interest of tbe town and county, in order tbat our railroad communications he not entirely in the clutches of ono corporation, and that only when thny had become satis fied that fut ther effort in this direction would be useless, had they closed their contract with the New London Northern Col. Waite, who was present, as repre senting the Connecticut River, contra dicted this statement, nnd insisted that liis company had not been given a fair chance iu the negotiations. Ha and Ex (iov. Page, who was then in town, wore anxious to make another proposition to secure the narrow gauge, and asked that a little time, if only an hour or two, be given them to do it. But with n sort of "hurrah boys" which olten prevails in such meotings and a feeling ot panic lest the only chance then left for completing the road be lost by delay, his request was over whelmingly voted down. Then a vote formally ratifying the lease with the New London was taken, 1830 shares of stock being in favor of it and only 3 against it, und an adjournment was taken to 2, p. m , there being, we suppose, no more "peril in delay." The facts with reference to the nego tiations with the Connecticut River, as nearly as we can iii.Im Ihotu out. are these: The Connecticut River ana Netr London Northern both made propositions for the road, and that of the New Lon don was regarded as the most favorable. But ao obvious were the advantages to the public, to he derived from a lease toj the Connecticut River, that Messrs. Thompson and Martin, of the executive committee, agreed to give that compiny another chance and promised to submit to ihem a statement of the conditions on which they would lease the road. This is tbe storv as Mr. Leonard, the president of the Connecticut River and man of the highest repute, tells i Thompson and Martin both deny it, as wo understand, but Mr. Leonard is ready to mane an amuavii to it, and Uol. Wane, who hea d the proposition made, non- firms bim. But on February 21st. Mr. Thorn p on wrote to Mr Leonard, saying uiai ue uiu not, wisu 10 uave toe nego tiation considered closed. Tbe reason he said, why he had not submitted new proposition to tbe Connecticut River was that he had been ao busy tbat he had not been able to got his executive committee together. But on the verv day ptevious. February 20th, had to la uer in uosion ihompson and Mar tin, nnd they had signed the contract Willi Ihe New London. (Thia looks like conclusive evidence nf Honhln Hol. tug on his part. On eb. ." r Leon ard replied saying that as soon as Thomn. son would confer with his commiireo nnd make an explicit statement of the terms on wnicn tuey would lease tiie road, that company would render its Minn This completely disposes of the claims of ioumpsuu una jiarun, ana tne organs. fhanuc and Record, that "negotiations were hopeless with the Connecticut nivcr, ana snows that the latter compa ny lost its trade by being so foolish as to rely on Thompson's word or memory whichever is at fault The consequence to Brattleboro is to throttle for a dozen years at least whatever chance there ever was ui toe ruau oeing extended to White hall, and to very much lessen the chances ui uur geiiiug another outlet, independ ent of the Central Vermont, to the South ine terms or the lease to the New London provide that that company shall tahe tne road lor 93 rears, and unw m uuuipiB'.e anu operate it. it is not stipu- laiuu nuw uuen inev snail rnn trMina while the Connecticut River was readv ,w '. 1 ,u w iuu wsTu acu way everyday. They are to take the bonds at par, and are irrevocably made agents and attor neys to issue bonds in any amount, for which authority may be given. They are also to take any assets which the company may have on band in tbe way of material, equipment, etc, and furnish such additional amount of cash as may be lecessary for tbe completion of the road, this sum to bear interest at 6 ner cent, and to constitute a floating debt which is to be paid out of the net earn ings of the road. After this floating debt has been paid the net earnings are to be divided equally between the two compa nies. Thev are to have thn rsmt mm. pleted by October 1, next, the gatwe to be optional with them, and the rails to wcieh not leas than 30 nountla to th yard. Rev. J. B. Green's lecture last even. ing under the auspices of the Cbannintr club, was a careful and closely analytic study of tbe life and character of lliry Stuart, that gifted and beautiful, but singularly luckless Queen of tbe Scots. He took tbe idealistic and more poetic I view of her character, believing that the . Frank Lawrence's Caae, HIS FATIiKU BODV AMb nnATTLBBOKO MB. MILLXS'l ABH1VAL Or UUHIAL AT OPINION. Mr. Sidnoy Miller reached here from Grand island, Neb., with the body of Mr. Chas. G. Lawrence Tuesday morning, Tho body waa imuiediulely interred with brief funeral . cervices following at the house of Geo. C. l.awrence, a brother. Mr. Miller, who made as thorough in vestigation of the rase as the circum stances would permit, while at Grand Island, is strongly impressed with the idea of Frunk's innocence, and says pub lic sentiment, which wasut first so rancor ously against him, is now rapidly veer ing around. Thu circumstances alleged ngiiiiiNt him, Mr. Miller says, are many of them nothing hut wild street rumors which always spring tip in times of nop ular excitement. Ho does not believe there is anything whatever to the stories about Frank's unaccountable conduct after tho funeral and his saying to his driver, "it's the pleasantest ride I ever had.,' 'Ihe driver has left town, and Mr. Miller says he can't find a man who ever heard him tell the storv. As to Frank's reiniiinitig in tho carriage when tho body was lowered, ho says this is customary out there. Tho testimony of the cham bermaid that she "saw Frank mixinir something," when the nurse was gone, simmers down to this: That she saw iiim pouring what looked to her like a white powder from a Itluo nunpr into a glass. As prtiHsic iicid is a colorless liquid of course this is no evidence whatever of prussicacid poisoning. Frank says he can clear up the Chicago insurance stories entirely, and the doctor who attended his father at Omaha says that when the old gentleman patssed through there he was in a precarious condition, and hia . death uu'ht be expected any day, though he then saw no evidence of poison. The case therefore stands thus Tra,. of prussic acid, sufficient to cause death, are declared to have been found in the liver by Prof. Aughcy, the chemical ex pert; prussic acid was found about Frank's person aftor the death, and he is found to have purchased it three times in the city, and to have lied about tho pur poses for which he wanted it. On the part of Frank it is clnimed that Prof. iiugney is not an acknowledged chnmiral expert, and another analysis of some of the other orguns is to be asked for. Evi dence is found in Swanton that Mr. Law rence wits in the habit of htki acid. If the case is made to d,.,,o,,,l nn tbe chemical analysis, the boy certainly never ought to hang, for it is a feet in medical science that prussic acid cannot he detected with absolute certainty a week after death. Mr. Miller reports Frank to be cheerful and confidant nf acquittal at his trial. TUB BELLS Or NOliMANDY. An esteemed exchange sneaks thna complimentnrily of the entertainment and troupe which shows at the town hall to-morrow evening: A very excellent Derformanca of tha opera of '-The Bulls of Normandy " was Kiveu at me upera uouse, last evening, under the auspices of tbe Narragansett boat club. The cost included mnv nf the favorites made known to us by tbe various peiformnnces of Pinafore." "The Bells of Normandy" requires rath er more in the way of acting than "Pin afore," ami iu demands were fully equaled. The part of "Surpolette" tbe good-for-nothing, was taken by Signor Maria Barretta Morgan, with thorough spirit and vivacity, all tbe more effective tor not transcending naturalness, aud her acting w-8 as heartily nppiauded as her singing. The part of Germaine was taken by Miss Ada B Coombs, with excellent spit it and grace, and her fine voice waa beard at its best, Mr. Frank Hayden gave an excellent impersonation of the Marquis of Corneville, as did Mr. Henry Motion 01 jean Urentcbeux. Mr. Stan ley Fetch gave a very excellent piece of acting as Gaspard. aud showed a thor oughly arlistio skill. Mr. W. J. Cushing, as tbe Bailli, and Mr. Louis Cramer a the notary, wero humorouslv effective. Tiie chorus was large, well trained and spirited, and the orchestra, under the di rection of Mr. I). W. Reeves. Was excel lent. The whole performance waa an e , ,sv-'able ono. and the charming, gnunv lui ann pi0,u,e8que opera was never so well given here oy any company, profes sional or amateur. Providence Journal. ADVERTISED HETTER3, . Ladies Nettie Aldrich, Mrs. Ellen Bennett, Miss Haltie N. Clark, Mrs. Ellen Donahue, Mrs. Ella Hildrelh. Mar gate! Moynahen, Mrs. Martin Martin. Mi Katie M. Manning, Mrs. Caroline Stockwell, Mrs. Ellen Smith. Mrs. Pr. Tuttle. Mrs. Albort Tomlinson. Genu Henry Almond. Chas. N. Bo mis, Arnesse Com male, Henry E Chick ering. S. W. Dickerson. Mr. Hammond. Patrick Keep, W. C. Miller, T. G. May nard, Francis Maibotte, Clarence Narra more, E I ward O'DonnelL Martin Payne. Chas. F. Stewart (2), Richard T. Snorr, (2), James Dunlea, O. F. Woods. Held for better direction Patrick Bry mer, care Ale. McNeil. Lardvise, Rich mond Co. Held for postage Daniel Carroll, Woroester, Mass.. Mrs. J. H. Boynton 17 So. Portland Ave., Brooklyn, N. X , Mrs. Silas Hutchinson, Ft'.chburg, Mass'. County Commissioner. Only 16 towns in the county, but those the largest, have thus far reported their vote for county commissioner. These 18 towns give John A. Famsworth of Sax tons River, 407 ; Dr. E. J. Titus of Wil mington, 250 ; Geo. Walker of London i ?'' 1U3H" frc"n that town-and L. 1 . Morey of Wbitingham, the present in cumbent. 174. There is little doubt that .Mr. iarnsworth, who was voted for solely in the northern nan nf tha ... elected. ' Child Poisond. A little son of Daniel Aidrich who lives abOUt tWO Ulil frnm Sn.,11, donderry, was fatally poisoned with cor rosive sublimate-one day last week The poison had been 'eft in a nrlr,r ,.l.a where it was supposed to be out of the' reach of the children, but thi nn. and a half years old, got hold of it some how. A physician was summon.! i.;,r. all speed, but the child died Friday morn ing, after lingering three day iu the must puiguani agony. Sent to tne Asylum. Mrs. Ella Barber, wife nf .T A Tt..u. formerly a merchant at South Vernon was put on board a train last wwt in care of a physician en route tor the North ampton insane asylum. She had that morning attempted the lifa nf . lady, a school teacher, boarding in tha family of her mother. Mm. xr man, at Northtield. M,il , .1 tried to cut her own throat ht ceeded in making an ugly wound. a : 1. 1 : . : c .. i I . . - , , - . uouiuuiug wuui.iuu. e:u;u uicuiuer i oars colors in wnicn ner memory ia is assessed three dollars a year, to nelp I olten so malignantly painted are furnish, defray expense. With the money thus I ed by religious bigolrv. He belit-wa raised, and oy donations irom Honorary 1 tnat sua wa entirely guiltless of Darn member and ci'isens of the village, the I ley's murder, and that she was only band, within the last year, bave purchas- driven into marriage with the Inlamn... eu a very vaiuaoie nasi uorn. a ciarmei, o an well Dv lores. The Dosiliona nt ,h- a set of pompons, a bear-skin ba; and lecturer were very ably fortified by the baton for the drum msj tr, and twenty- I facts and circumstances of Mary's life. nve dollars wortn 01 music. At me an- and the subject wa treated wild all tne null uieetiDK it waa Tweu to i-uukv tue I natural warm in of a aoontrv.ln.1. name of the organisation to BratUetmro I Scotchman. Military Band instead of Cornet Band. Messrs. Henry Deven and rnnn. . - k. r T, 1 .11 a: I 1 "v. : 1 ..... . . . . mm il wna irhii. im iuiiuwiuk tfiuuvia i .uiiib uasv TOn&ouuaieu meir m.-Wi i no wens also elected : President. A. D. screw patents with the interests and Wyatt; vice president, F. W. Bridges: patents of the Spencer Machine Screw mu-ical director. Fred C. Lriirhuinirer: --, of Hartford. Cfc, The ercrclary and treasurer. O. W. Banletl; nave a complete monopoly drum mai.a-, E. M. Aplia; steward, C th.e. manufacture, automatically, of the K Jones. machine screw, turned down from" the rod. auu ai nsnninr all tne improvements now known. Mr. Curtis, in the amw- ment, baa reserved a fixed number of iim, WH1 SV WUI OODUniU thm, .4 s m wat Tula,. There b a rumor that Mr. Alvin Heaoock of We- Brattleboro ha failed beirsa to li.0OO.0UO. a portion of a New York eststa. To letA tenement of eight rooms. 1 1 John RxTTiKok Cottage house for sale on Flat street Tetma easy. Apply to W. G. Doolittle. 8 w. To Rent. An nu-siair tnnxm.ni r six rooms. Inquire of Edwin Eaulb. Wamted by a fully competent woman. rh..lomcenl0d0 houseork- Apply at Fine assortment of laces and edgings in hn ,lul'llG"Vl1 "reet opposite school J'0";. ,A" orders by maif promptlv at !lCvtAJdnS8 'cbox,171,hrat- -Frames arecheapat Cheney A Clapp's Ul STKHs! OrsrxKs! I don t defy com petition, but I do sell good fresh OTters ror 26 oent per quart. C. H. Eddy', Ry ther's Arcade, Main-st. Addres C. W. Stevrart for tha Estey sewing machine, the most perfect ma chine made. Prices low for cash or shon time. . ; Kirwan has a aioe assortment of Asb. Walnut and Painted Chamber Sou at prices that will suit. Willard bas the largest, purest and oest stock of candy ever for sale in Brattleboro. Convenient tenements from two to six room, clean, light, airy, supplied . With tbe finest running aiowatar 'hawta, all modern improvements. Rent to good paying tenants from 14 60 to 110 par snosiili aooordinc to sias aat P.B-taaJKU.