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Friday, -aaaron o.
Twt Kkajkmkk' eireulution
Office of w
York linrald Irish fuud has
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,b over
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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is a change in the date against your
name in IM direction 0 your paper,
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
I Vermont.
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
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
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
'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
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
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
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-
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
The tax voted was 50 cents on the dol.
Brattleboro & Whitehall E. E.
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
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,
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.
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.
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
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

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