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a U. DAVENPORT & CO., punusnisM. Friday, December 17, 1880. BfaTENTSHBD AH SKOONU-LaSS Mattku AT TUB PoST-OMCK IN BltaTTLEBOlIU, Yt. The KKKonuua' circufufton latt week two edition fur Windlvm and Iktminglm CoutUitt wai 4370. Tbe I.arKM, Heal aud licitpcat Local l'uiierlk Iho m.F0nmi.lt. iteuiim. ludrncnuvui una aiunt Vljroi-oiii l'olitlial alloc! in Ver mont) ins eru and xlenaet 'lazallon and fclnle If arm. Thi eoolce l' lend from ne mi Jan. 1. IttfU. for oulr 1.30, anbeerlbe mw. IUncock eot nearly twice as many votes in ihe North, as In the 8onlh. Tub most economical thing tha Vor mont legislators oan do is to stand au jonined until 1881, oven 1890 wouldu' do any pariicular harm. Sxcretary of the Navy Thompson has resigned bio plate in Hayes' cabinet, to hacoma president of the Ameriean branch of the Paimma cauul company. Tnx third district New Hampshire Ee their West Lebanon con vention Tuesday, nominated Ossian It :y of Coos County, to fill the vacancy in Congress caused by the death, ot i-var W. Farr. Thb Greenfield Gazette is entitled to jingnCMitMns for its suo.iets in rseist ' uar tha libel suit of Bov. J. W. Cole, tha brntal Methodist wife boater of Char . Hmont. Tbe Gazette proved his guilt of Its charges, cletrly and it did a good work in exposing biui. Gen. F. G. BuTrkUKitao, who wai rat to South Carolina to take over again the oenans in tha suspected districts, is forwarding his returns to Washington He it allowed to know nothing of the figures of tbe first census but bis work thus far is understood to confirm its ac curacy. TnK prohibitory sentiment is actunlly tailing root in tbe South. Tbe Alabama Legislature has just prohibited the man ufacture or fate f liquor in Crenshaw eonnty, and 13 other smaller districts. The argument was that men wouldn't so often shoot eaoli other at sight if they were ktpl sober. It is generally believed that Russia and China are drifting to a point where war will be inevitable. Both nation re arming- A Russian fleet has an chored off Hong Kong, another is gath ering at tbe Msenan pons, ana uen. KhobeiolTs expedition in Central Asia teems to be aimed at an advance on ic esat Chine e coiiqueets there. Casks of the moat wretched poverty re not r.re even in this country. In Boston an Englishman, named Waulrich, was found frozen stiff in liis room the ether day, having been dead several days. In New Yurk, a G.rman was found dead from freezing Sunday, and a young man has died from exposure to cold on the streets. Tnx Senate has unanimously voted in favor of Henry's constitutional amend ment to divide tbe State up into 150 legislative districts. The House is not tall likely to assent however, so as to get it before the people. So good and rn.ihls a measure is pretty sure to be strangled somewhere inlhe labyrinths of Vermont politics. Senator Mobkiia says in an interview that while in Paris last summer, be hud in opportunity of examining loiters which Geo. Wulktr, the United States eonsul-general at Paris, had received from financiers in all ptirls of Europe, from which he gathered that there would belittle diliiculty now in securing Ihe AO-operation of all the great European powers except Great Britain in fixing an international relaiive standard for silver. Tha Asylum Report. Burlington wants the Slate to sppropri ate few hundred thousand dollars to eroctanew asylum ultli&tplace. It is al leged that Itutlund has the aauie ambition ulso. This is the reason that a certain crowd of politicians deem it necessary to disparage and misrepresent our Brattle horo asylum at evory session of the Leg islature. TliBir persistence is admirable and it may possibly yet be crowned with success. The renort of the joint Legislative committee, which came down here to look over our asylum a few weeks since, was evidently written to further thia It does not try it to impeach the management of the iustituliou; it has to admit, what is pateut to every Duay, hut Dr. Draper is an humane and thoroughly scientificsuporintendent, that the trustees and all subordinate olficers do all In their power to properly care for and treat the unfortunates, tnat tue puuu ings are clean, temperature equable, and all the arrangements of the most modern style and in the best condition. But af ter admitting all this, they urge the State to plunge into the extravagunce or buna ing a new asylum. On wtiai grounus i Here let us sav that the asylum man nwmnnt has no ouarrel wilh the coin mir.tna on this suhiect. If the Siate wishes, it is entirely willing it should take away tt e State patients, as it can obtain ample support as a private asylum and is now losing money every day on its State patronage. It is a question to h considered solely with reference to the Suite's interests, whether a new asy lum should be built. ' Tlio whole burden of the committee's .,.nuilniiir. is that this asylum is a "pri vale corporation," that the State has no control over it, and ought not to larm nnf'itH insane. Thisall sounds very plausi ble, but it is the veriest nousense.when one ix ai nnuinted with the real facts. Jn me first place a fact which the committee studiously conceals the corporalion u in-h Mntrn s th iinv Inm.is an eieemosy i.are. or charitable one. It was founded originaily by a private bequest, and is iu the bauds of its own truateos; out no hndv cjiii mutifi A dollar out of it, its pro fit, if any, have to remain perpetually for the enlaigement and improvement oi me institution. JNoonehas uw siuh"h. vei- suual interest to scrimp or cheat or illy care for the patients. It does not require nitii'h inuhdit In know that this must iu the long run, be vastly bitter for the patienis thun any State asylum, iu the hands oi fficeho!ders. subject to all the capricea and possible corruptions of politics. Pii- vate benevolence is always more irust woithy than official service. la the second nlaoe 11 is false that tbe asy lum "is legally independent of state au thority." Act CO of tbe laws of 1878 creat ed a Supervisory board with the amplest power to oorrot abuses, to visit ana thornuuhlv insnect tne asylum once a month, hear arieyances, investigate all cases brought before it. wilh full powei of summoning witnesses and administer ing outbs, if in any case a legal proceed iiih Is necessary the board is empowered and directed to begin it at the ex pones of the state. What more in the way of Dervision is neoessan t What more would be had. and if it was wholly a state astluuiP Does any one pretend that the asylum has Dot been ready at any time accept any practical suggestions made by state authority ? The secret of tbe success of tbls asy lum has been the few ol anges in its management. Its policy has been steadv instead of vacilaling as L would be 11 wholly subject to the whims of sneoos- sive legislatures. Tbe ohanges, tinker inira anil overturn in us In tne toperin tendency of education and agriculture forcibly illustrate this point. Such operations, tbe result of leglalatiye Kg rnllini'. would ntterlv foibid anything like an intelligent policy for humane or scientific trnatmeut or tuo insane. The committee takes especial pains to slur the asylum management, when in sneaking of the claim that the treatment of ihe State patients costs moie than the State pays, it says: We do not exactly, tinwerer. unnerrisna jun Has Hanoook or Garfield tha Majority? The popular vote at the recent election is still in doubt, with the certuinty that the plurality will not exceed a few thou sands either way. The Chicago Tribmi a couple of weeks since figured out from official remrns as It claimed a plurality f 3401 for Garfield. But its figures were not entirely correct, as it now adiniis.nud it has made altenions which redtiee the margin to 2330. Now the Chicago Timet, which also claims to be dealing with offi cial figures, gives a carefully prepared summary as follows, OAsnsu) .u,tas Hasooci M1"'041 w... ,. n io,m Usnooos's plurality ' The principal difference between the figures of the two papers is in Texas. In a number of states the scattering votes have not been returned, so very likely we shall not know positively which can didate is ahead until after the State Leg Ulntnres have met. Probably Hancock will in the end prove to have the most votes. At any rate tne closeness oi me result justifies all that the Rkfohmkr said at the time of the recklessly lying organs which claimed a mxjority of from 60,000 to half a million for Garfield. The margin of only a few thousand votes either way, in a total of almost ten millions, Is a fine one. Probably a change of 3000 either way, which could easily be proved against either party in fraud or intimidation, would turn the scale. The bare thought of the contest which would uow be on the country, if the choice de pended on the popular vote, is appalling. It ought to be a sufficient auswer to Ihe proposed plan of electing presidents di rectly by the popular vote. It is bad1 enough now to know that the 10,000 votes which would have given Hancock New York and so elecled him, were traded away by corrupt combina tions in New York city. If suob things were to be pointed out in almost every suite of the Union, and the result hinged on each one, the situation to-day would indeed be perilous. How It la Done. It has been notorious fur some time that many towns in the north part of the Siate, were not paying their fair share of taxes. We have leceived, fiotu a re liable source at Montpeiier, Ihe follow ing codv of tbe basis of listing property as agreed upon by the listors of certain towns. Of oourse it is denied tbat there was ever suob an agreement, but these flunres are copied from a document in the bands of an old lister, who has in trodtioe.l a oill to prevent suob practices BASIS OF GKAND LIST OF ORANGE CO. nnnwi. S0"1 coiu. J Oxen, l- feet, Cows, (average), uuutf Laiuc, . JUr uiu, -'ouuit Cattle, 8 yeara old, ;2 oniui caitle. 9 yeara old, aneei, .-(Wine, per puuuu, Ua.1 nor Hive. C'arrmirea, (uer $100), Furniture, (over 40o), Pianos, watcnea, 11 w , yvt puuuu, shares of stuck. Bonds, ItonsT &, tieaj juuaie, Patre'a bill to tax corporation, which would do away with tbe necessity of any Stale tax, would of Bourse slop listeis fron suoh uierant undervaluation in order to cheat other towns. Next to tbat tbe beat preventive would be the apportionment of the State tax by popula tion. 4 cents. 4 1-3 vains 1-2 value. S value. 1-1 vnlue. SB ceula. 9-3 value. 1-3 value. Tub managers of the inauguration ball . WanhiiiBton have urgently invited Gen. Hancock to be present uiid partici pate in the honors. It is planned, to give the affair an entirely non-partisan complexion, to have Grant, Hancock, Hayes and Garfield, with their wives, act as the receiving parly. Gen. Ilau eock's high courtesy and magnanimous chiracter would lend a real dignity to the occasion. at Tot committee on re-distrioting the state in eu congress decides that it is en titled to two representatives iu oongress has prepared a plan, to be submitted to the Legislature so as to avoid calling an extra session of tbat body. The first district to comprise Addison, Benning ton, Chittenden, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lsmoilleand Rutland counties; the2J district. Caledonia, Eisex, Oi leans. Or ance. Washington, Windham and Wind- an Thi nlun will und lubtedtv be adopted when repirted. The popula tion in each district is about 1G5.000. ftznaniA men want Aleck Stevens, who is an old friend of Garfield's, placed iu his Cabinet. The Atlanta (Ga.) Blade in sists that ihe colored Vote should be rep resented in it. The Burlington tla.) Hawkrye is pressing a hi ill more praci leal mesure by insisting that the Ilepubli am ahou'il stand tiv their compiuneuU- r vole of two vears atro and make col ored ex-Conuressmnn R .iney of South Croliua clerk of the Hwuse. Rainey is first class man, fully capable, but there is no danger of liii being chosen, for that Tote was given only for Imncome, A raw biirots. in thathedtehoggy town of Rutland, Mve got their backs clear up bacause Gov. Farnham has appoinieu t!. Valinnette Jr.. a Democrat and S .man Catholic, a justice of the peace to succeed one of the justices elected iai Bill, who has resigned. They call it a "mean trick of ex-Gov Proctor." They nrtnl hut that Valiquette has Ihe ..orlsnrv ami canai itv to make a first lass justice, but that a man of b p ilitics and religion should net any onice, uow- riul.l horrifies them, especially since, alter a disgraceful squabble last fell, they cleared the justice ooara oi an Domocrai v.m,piL'aoM.i and hoi cholera are seriously eflectinn the commerce of tbe country. Italy. Spain and Portng .l have absolutely prohibited the itnnorta- , . MB-1, Trnm t Ilia Country. HOD Ol v" K"" - " . - Tne nil Tof tU sr ic e of txport ha alrrsdv rchl J.o"u.uJ" J.. nlet mea-ures are t.ken to ruua.e w. . . . l. : ...n- nf revenue anl tins oisea-o, - -- - . weal h will eventually be lort to the Jotntrr. The ev.l from P e..ro-pne.jn.o- w.,,J,"pT.c;.i.r;ron.b. "t co-mitt- U wrJing w.ti. taa aubjsct- npilU Wlh CJlBtHJ t ui.nu.tj . uu......- i - how so bad a uliow lug la made analiut the su e ... ... . l... uu 'I ,.u nrlultlttl lUII- Itul oi Hie luatittitiuu to itaiatbsute ...... 1... nnu.ri u , liltl S lit lAUl ....- r .n.n.uliiint ih ran tAl lias been Inereaaed about ten lolii all ol' ibis in crease ol over three hundred ihouaand dollars has been ma le out ol the public and prlvaie liallelliK, and the former liaveatall tiiueaamuunt eu to about three-fourths of Uie whole. This is a gross, if hot a wilful, misstate ment Until within the lost 10 years the private patieuts have beeu largely in exee.-s of the public, and every member of the committee had the tables before him to slow it. It was before the lust ten years that the asylum made its inonev chiefly. The nronoaition embodied in a bill, iniroduced this k, to take the convict insane from the Brattltboro institution and have them cared for in a depart ment at the House of Correction, is a good one, and substantially what Dr. Draper recommended in his report this t ear. But further than this, me oiaie has no etd for a new asylum. Its pa tients are now treated for 13.50 per week. If, with the advantage it has in treating private patients at the eaae nine, the asylum loses money at this price, the laim ol the com ml tee that the oiaie could build a modern asylum and do it for less, is ridiculous. Tne whole ques tion therefore, resolves ittelf, to this : the nsnne are cared fir better and cheaper than thev could be under a new arrange ment, the State has complete supervision and all needed control over tne preseuv ..Hvliiin a hat more in the cause of hu manity or common sense i requirea i Wh. -hnnl.l one. two or three buoarea tl ouaand dollars, as the different propo rtions call for, be thrown away fr the sake of giving Burlington, Kutiana or some other place a State institution t W believe in temneranoe in its broad mi sense, in Iboueht, word and deed, in its full scope, a bealtbful restraint urjon one s passions. Prohibitory legis I lation in Vermont Tery onlorlunaieiy. we confess has been fruilful la every thing almost except in repressing tbe corse of intern pe ranee, ret itiry dm run riot and crime bas not diminished under ho nnhrnicn influence of prohibition rh liirlrf atainipa hare been moat (1 grantly violated, sntil the tendenoy has hren to crate ooctempi lor ouwr iawa if mm ia tn hat mads and drank, why .t in.ka iha traffic a ana i cm of reVenoa. intber than of great burden to tosotater Tt arnuld not surprise IbooKhtful men. even many of tbuae who voted for tbe Duisalioe law, inai inia out biiuuiu uaatm (as in Miawchtttetu ) rather than re- ih. HMnt oi a wtae amnzvoi liuense law. It is far wiser to I roense an evil and thereby to control it, inen to uh a volume of prohibitory laws which do not proutmw Jnrrtra Siaoxo. of the United States H inreine court, has re-igned, and Mr Hayes has appointed Wm. B. Woods of A'Jlaimi but orieinslly fr -m O' io of . tn .ihwmI him. Wo"ds is an T-nl..,i Mnrrl ami rircnit iudav, and :n n..kaa snivt wnreaantative of the h Iha hrm-h. Oth Vacancies for Hayes or Garfield to fill mn t .re Ion occur, by tbe raremea. of Cuffufd, iiuat and bwaynav John Kelly has at lost got a grand bounce and ihe Democracy of New York rid of its worst incubus, as well as oi its most treacherous leadership, tlis te.m as comptroller of the city expired Tuesday of last week and Mayor Cooper Friday sent jn the name of Allen C-inip-beil as his successor. Cooper had been unable before to fill vacancies be cause the board of aldermen, consisting of nine Tamiuanyites, r even Irving hall men and seven Bepublicans, would not mnfirin liia aoDointiuents. Tammany and the Republicans having an arrange ment by which they divided the olhoes hetwten them, and stuck by each o'.her. Everything political iu New York is ef fected by trade and dicker, and presuma bly by paying better in offices than Kellv had done, the Irving Hall faciion cecured most of the Republican yotei and a part of the Tammany men who had not been renominated, making the twelve or thirteen votts necessary for confirmation. Kelly spent most of the night in constiltaiion with Arthur and the Conkling crowd, but they were una ble to save his neck. His selling out of Hancock in order to hold the city sioils, did not avail him anything. His power is now broken completely, and the Tammany party which held together only by the "cohesive power of public pluudet" will crumble, unless the Tammany Republicans, under the dicta tion nf An linr and Conklimr can devise some legislation at Albany to h"lp them. Campbell, the new comptroller, has proved himself an honest and business like public servaut in the deportment of public works. Most of the oiher appoint ments also maik an advance in adminis tration. A strong effort is making to re organize the city Democracy, and if it can be kept clear of rings and boss ship, there will be a healthy growth in New Yoik politics. Other struggles, tnougn n.i.m foodie, are in process for reform at Philadelphia and Cincinna'i, the other two worot mis-goyerned cities in the Union. I Tux St. Albans Mettengir thinks if the bill to restrain tuikers. now before tbe Legislature, becomes a law, it will add another to onr statutes wnicn are rniMt almost altogether to got eve- wilh neighbors In quarrels. "When one man gets mad towards another," it ears "and lacks the ooursge to nave it oat in words or blows, be Makes the law to biin' and proseontes him for pro fane swearing. Sabbath breaking, for letting his dog go without collar, let. ting bis cattle feed to the highway, or letting his turkey run at large. S;me of these are good laws, bnt tbey all be long to class of Uws which people who are naturally inolined to miud their own business never enforce, and are cbitfly uieful or pestiferous in quarrels between neighbors." This is tbe truth exactly, specially in "" w erode I'qnor law. The State has bad too much ol ibis sort of legislation, which pre apposes tbat the people are uname to take oar of themselves ia tbe most patty maticra. fiM aaami to be Irvine h ard not only to rt Ohio man into a fat position, but m Intrarlooa Doiiiics into the snny. On. Ord who bas done snon emoieni crriee oa tbe Mexican frontier, and who far Hanenck. laeompslW to go oa tbe retired lift, while 'n. McDowell, a clever mas, and Republican, inoogn of tbe most inefficMrt of oar grn- erals. as retained a. P""m"' """ i ii.i,k Mr ihii Old. Abe ib i Mica ia hoiarhleaml by the faet, that kjlw.-.ll i. rich whim O d Is ponr The cam is area nwr- fi .grant than the dwplacrornt of Democratic G-n. Sr-ho-feldat Wax Puiat by U 'Cnrirtlaa liowaxaL Ireland is hurrying on to revolution. Judge Fitzgerald in Ulster County has 4J2 agrarian crimes on his docket. At Gulwav, 230 similar crimes are reported The English law officers ure powerless. the country Is wholly In the hands of the limn leaguer,, aim tuey are already building up a mncliinery of government lor thoinselves a system which not only recounizes a central executive and law making authority, but which coinmis. aions niiigistratO'i for the settlement of disputes, organizes a police for the en forcement ot U. (Teea and the detection of oilenilc ra, ami winch fiunllv haa ere. atedu militia piepared in the lust resort to renel force wi li force. Mr. runner. the chief secretary for Ireland, told Ihe Gludstone cuuinoL tit its nieetiiiir Tuo day, that he was powerless to longer deal with the difficulties without troops and extraordinary power. Under the law these powers cannot be granted him until ihe meeting of Parliament on Jan- nary (illi. but be asks for llieni believing that Parliament will sanction the meas ure in view of the extraordinary cir cumstances. Parnell and his followers spmikily announce that they will not submit to coercion, hut demand that their righ's, founded on the plainest prin ciples of humanity, ue aceorce t ineui oy law. Tne Gladstone ministry is in dan ger of going to piece over the problem, for John Bright and Chamberlain declare their intention of resigning, if a coercive policy is adopted. Several more oity failures have oc curred during the week.- The coffee house of Bowie. Dash & Co.. of New York, which was involved with Arnold & Co. in the nnff.'e onrner has gone down wilh liabilities of 4U.400.000 Sweiden- bars & Co.. Ioha:'.oo men of Now York failed for WOO.OOO Wednesday, as also lid Joseph K. Brown & Co., wholesuln dry goods dealers ol rtnw lots ana Vicksburg, Miss., for $92 000. - It is fonuuate for the country that a twist ia being put on the recent speculative oraze so soon. Tim old rings and plunderers are arab ling confidently to the front again at Washington, now that there is a near prospect that one parly will control all the branches of lh government. Secor Robeson, who was responsible for the plundering of over IOU.UUU,vUU irom tne Naval Department, during Grant's de moralized administration, and whim even Grant has since cast out of his f illowing, is ihe recOLMiizod leader ot Ihe Kepuoli cms in the House. Of great abi ily and adroitness, and lavish iu i-oci d entertain ment, hardly a man in either party, thougli they itll know tliut he is an utter ly unscrupulous corruplionist, dares to liulit linn. It he secures Ins expeweu influence wilh the next administration, it will be onlv to call on the vultures of robhery. Will Garfield have the moral courage to stand up against him and tlie potent and vtMe-reaching inflnem-e he repret-ents? lie must make the fight In Ihe very besinninir if at all. If hewehls the first point, if he iries to temporize and inaiira n pleasant relations witu an elements of liia party, he will be in the hands of the spoilsmen, and his admints tra ion wi I he worse than Grant's, by as much as their n pp. tites have been whet ted by the re.sruint of a Deiuocralic congress. It is time for the nonsense about the "Monroe doctrine," wi li reference to De Lessepa' Panama cannl scheme, to cease. If Americans Yankees want to build it, let them raise the money and bui'd it. f thev won't, they have no business to inteife're with foreigners who wi l. espe ciallv if Co'ombia, through whose ter.i tory'the canal is to pusf, don't object. Furthermore. Do Ivtwepa' project is a nriva e one, in which private capital alone will be used, and there can be no more re-sonabie objection to the bulk of this capital, or even all of it being sub scribed by foreign citizens, than there is to he use of foreign capital iu buildins roilroads across the country. However, the pluckv Frenchman has got the enter prise well'untler way, 1125,000,000 to the stoi k having been alri atly subst ribed. A Paris despatch i-avs he will devote $3,000, 000 of it 10 influencing the United States Congress and press. If so, it wou'd si lence most of the current talk against him. ' teTjCESTioN hits been raised rer the eligibility of Judge Tart, to the seat on the Supreme bench, to which the legisla ture elecled him eek before last. The law provides that the term of court judge shall begin "the first of December ufter their ele.tiion, shall be two years, and that no person cm hold at the same tune Ihe offices of judge of the supreme court and memler of the L,etisiaiure. lan being a representative fnon Burlington unrl .,nt hpinir eh- sen till Dec. 3, Uncon stitutionality of his elec ion at all was disputed and at any rate it was claimed :ia' he count not arsnme me uuiue uu u 1, 1881. Gov. Farnh.im snuiuiiteu me nmlili'm In ihe iin'ires of the Supreme court, ami they have severl of them given an india-rubber opinion ihat the commission can ue icgany muou, mm he assume nffnw immediately. Anotuek of those bands of adventur ers who have embroiled this country in so many 'Indian wars, are making an attempt to settle in Indiau Terri tory, which has been solemnly ceded to the Indians ny me government,. moo ,.f ilmm tinrW ihn load of a Cant. Payne are now at Caldwell, Kansas. ihey have Issued an impuueni aooreaa to the president, declaring their inten tion to invade the territory and demand ing to be "let alone " Recruits are -warming to their atandad, they already outnumber 3 to 1 the force of Gen Pope's cavalry which is following them and trouble is not improbable. Sknatok Coski.ino, Gen. Arthur, Geo. S. Boutwell and Judge Noah Davis pub lished a card last week, virtually accus ing Senator Bayard of lying in a speech last October, which as published accused them of participation in ttie tcanddoua blackmailing, by which Phelps, Dodge, & Co., importers of New Yoik, were mulcted out of $:i71,000 in 1S73. Mr. Bayard has now published his reply which ought to overwhelm Conkling & Co. He says he made no such imputa tion on Cnnklim?. but if he did the rec ord shows'that he hit pre'ty nearly Ihe truth. It appears that invoicesoi rneip, Dodge, & Co.'s imports, showed wrong valuation, technically, but that iney were i.,.n.ci militant that the over-vaUm- tions were 8 times as large as the under valuations. B it under the law an entire : ;a ...... Iu forfeit, t.v a aiiarle under- UltUltU l - -' O vulna ion.aud tne firm had to pay the proceeds going into the po. keis of the liiformeis Arthur, Jayne, Geo.Bh-s A Co. Conklii'g npeured with this crowd to force the stt I. ment, but B .yard says lie only accused him of appearing as coun sel, ani n nua rmcu vm.".- pin ning that tl.is was all he charged, and pron Mincing the new-paper rep rt f Ids speech to I f dae and malicious. ym... m.;i...ini..i.id v aliieh lenor.ed the speech insists thai the report as correct. Tiik State Supreme court has at last rn.etvd iu decision on the case involv ing the priority of the liens and debts of Central Vermont railroad, heard before tha seneral term in October 1879. A expected Got. Smith wins. The re ceivers appointed to guard tt a property for the benefit of the creditors have got what is lelt of it. The opinion written by Juilg Rce. makes the "trust debts" in wiitlaliiin fkf the fundamptal idea of a receivership the first lien, that ia. sboves teem in unner trie nrai mwi 1, 1..I. i rMr.,t..r..it r i tl. l-a Th, ir, ground oa which this law it based, is that the trust debts were created UDder tbe au h"ri'y of the court, and tbat all the part tea in ioifrei asraui.i to it, or at ieaat didn't ohj l till hang afterwards. Tnc atorv of tiarfie d a financial em-barraa-niut, neiraailating the speetty at of h s Waaliingtou bouse ua mort age, at enfuiiidail From Washington. TUB POLITICAL WltANO1" OVn FITZ JOHN 1'OltTKH'g HILL PSSKU rjKKAT SfHtOH lir SIINAToH B'loWM-FOItllKI ' CATIONS Al-HIIOl'IIIAllON ItANUALL IM1.IIS It" I'Alliy W EOONdMV. The event of tlio week has been a pow- erf,, speech WednesiLyhy i". tlio new senator lf-w (io-rgia.. devoting icl.ilids.opul.liccducai.on. the history of the negro race in iti.e u try and enforced the nece-Hity of t e r eLication for the u.aiuicnai.co if repuh lica.i goverament in Icrn.H which any KeiMihlic... could heiirl.lv iiiilorrie. Ho boldly maik tne ,,ii i,y tin horns a recommended pub ic educ ,tio preventive and euro of election mtids. .1, u,holi. ariruiuent iu a nutaliell when ho Htid that ig.ioraure cau always bo cheated. He reallirined the ncce ,t unce of the situation and i f the consiitu tion as modified hv recent umeutimenis and went even further than some repub lic .ns would pro iul.ly follow Into m ar guing that the federal government mit'ht foster education among the i talis, lie declared that in his opinion, a republican form nf unvnrnmeilt llould Hot be Ill llll- tained in some of the southern states without tlio promotion or eduction oy omnia rmm the naiiouul tie tsurv. The Htieeuh was liberal and naiioual in its tone. Th Damnnrnts of tbe house did them solvea oredit Tuesday hj lotting go of the elector tquabble. tliougu tauv u;u to loavo victory wilh B-puhlican demt- goguea of the KoDesoo, liDmrer siripe. They brought up the Wood 3 I 2 per cent reti tiding mil on wrnen umueniien and Warner made f poeohiw, The Filz John Pot ter bill was disposed of by the tea to Tuesday. Air. .Randolph nccepteda s bstitnte wliicli simply au thorized the President, at any lime wilh- iu eightten moiilliB, to nniuinute Porter to mi army posnioii, out oi no uiguei aradu than th it of colonel on tlio reined list,' Although Geii'Jingiui gaiu ex preaaed bis convi.iliui7tiial Porter had merited a trattor'sdeaiti, and Geo. Bura side read an elaborate treatise on the case, no opposition was m nlo to the tak ing of a vo e, when the hill was passed, no Republican voting for it. 'I be debate which arose over the nmre announce ment by Mr. Saulshury that he would next Thursday call up the resolutions un sentin.' Kellogg, shows, however, that the Senate will no remain long without it" C irtisan exciteinems. Mr. E humid rouglit in a bill to revive the Alabama Claims Commission. Mr. Morri'l intro duced a re:olu:ion diiiccting mi inquiry whether t would not oV a good thing for the post-office depuriinbut io uuueic ti.c telegraph fervice of ths country. In the House Mr. Morey secured authority for his committee t investigate aim es by congressmen of iht-ir IMnkiinr privilege. B inker Morion introdiic.td a bill courier ing a Nicaragua!! canal company witi. G. S. Grant's name at the head of the list of corporators. file House panted the fortiflcstion- npproprialion bill Wcdno-day precisely as tbu committee reporled it. I'here wits an inleres ing anil rather important tioht between the friends ol economy and Ihe advocates of liberal nppropria lions. The bill appropriated $100000 for the protection, pieseryaiion and re pair of fortifications. The military com mittee wanted to increase this to five limes the amount and inaugurate an elaborate system of coast di louses. Joe Johnston championed this view with eight or tea democrats and the great mej irity of republicans. Speak-r Kin- dull, however, made u vigorous and lelline ppetch against the proi-ct, and held the bulk of his party to its eco nomical altitude, in which they were joitied by a dozen or fifteen repuhl oans. so that the increase was defeated by a vote of 90 to 58. The Speaker ap peared very much pleased at the retult, and ho hud a right to he, for then- is a considerable body of members ready to voie away the public money pieiiy recklessly this sessiou. Be fore i he Sen ate add ressod i tself to Ih e Fit z John Porter case Monday, there wa some debate upon the Weather Bureau, ending with Ihe ref-rence to the Com- utttieu on fllililary AUtira oi a resolution nrovidine ihat app nntmeuts to the post of Chief Signal OUicur to'ty bo made from the navy a well as Ihe army. In the House there was sumo fouulu over seating of ir. TaYilor, elecluv frum QartieJil'a diatriot. -to till tbe vtoanoy occasioned by Girlield's resignation Mr. llurd of O no p jiuiod out tnat tha election had been held in ihe Nineteen III District as it was in 1878, but since iben its bound iries have beeu changed. Mr Meters called for iulorm.nion its to the sums of money which the nation has paid to Gen. Grant from the lime he en tered West Point. Mr. Ciupo brought in a resolution giving Iresli notice of the vitality of the Monroe doctrine, which gave Cox the opportunity of freeing his miud upon the conduct ol me iiouso in not taking action on ihe sulijoot before. Mr. D..-U6cr made a move to ward tne abolition ot iub presem. ircmj with Gjrruany, in order to got a new one that will give more pioteicton to American nniuiaiized citizens. me House adopted tosoluiions of syinpiitht wilh the labiriog classes of Ireland and of condolence with France over the death of Muie. Thiers. There wete in all eighty-aeven bids and resolutions iu tioduced, among them a constitutional amendment putting the school sys'ems under the control of the Federal Gov ernment, und a bill to refonn the civil seivies by proidvingfor a tenure of olliee during good behavior. Tho eltOi.ora,l ooun i debate then consumed tho lestof Ihe dry's session, tho H'publiotins re fusing Mr. Fernando Wood's ilir to lay it aside in order to go inlo Coiutuii- tee of the Whole on tue running tun. Up to this time neither Senators Couk ling. Etlmunds, Logan or Carpenter, have nut in their appearance nt the Sen ate cliauber, and their abienco has oc casioned talk. Conkling ia figuring in New York to gel some henchman of Ins elected to succeed Keruan. The Democratic members of Conire-s seem to feel glad over Hancock's defeit. ' I don't want any of your ayuipatny," says Representative "Wiiiltmriie, of li lines ee. "Why, if Hancock had benn e.ected there Would h ive been 15,000 men here from my district borina uie for ohiue" Kpreseuiative Sparks, ol Illinois, who was t-tandingby, ecooed the sentiment, and added: "I soould have been obliged to resign, sure." Thr nlinlilinn of Col. John B. Mead's office by the legistureof Vermont retire s no credit upon that body. Agriculture may not have thriven to the highest de gree under Col. Mead's supervision, bill he was beginning lo perfect plans for progrtRS and improvement, 'lbs fickle tit ss in leislat.ou, knocking over sys tems before they have hud a fair trial, lias gane too lar. Gov. Siiirn appeared before the joint legislative committee on ways and means and grand list, at Montpeiier last week, and admitted that Page's bill to tax co. p nations is the most equitable yet proposed. Hoof course explained that his nd hhould be txoepted from its operation, being rxemp. by its origi nal charier, though this exemption was especially abrogated by tue ne charter ol the Central Vermont in 187G The best observers, hovevcr, predict that Page's bill wili he defeated as a power ful lobby is rallied against it. As n-ual the farming interest.! being fooled into opposing it. CHESHIRE COUNTY. N. H. Keene Tuesday chose In Kawll. Re publican for mayor, by a vote of 4.7 to 3,-0 for K inbal , DetnocraL One n ght l-t week an unsuccessful att. nipt was ma le to burn the tannery buildings . f N. K. S evens nt W mchester. The fire was set lithe b.uk room, bat oiiictot:.e dsmpmss of the bai it burned itself out. Mr. Lucy Kit " Wes more- lan I, res-ni!v spun. doutoed an I twis ed tiftv-ihree knots of yarn in ihr.e day, t;.,tv-one U-ini li-e gr test n.iniir spun i'.. one day -There .ill bethr M maagaUiermr at tl town had on the evening of Cuxtstmss day. The Legislature. STILL UKAOS STATK OKKICXaS TIIK KQUAL TAXATION. Adjournment cannot ho reached this week because the joint assembly wits adjourned till Saturday to l oiuplotu the election of Htu e otlicer'. Nearly till the most important ..leisures Intuit fire. ((. elusion, illy the Iloii-e h is a thoroughly bu-inesH-liUo day and dl pos. a of a ru anectithle iiumbor of bills, hut usually every peltv measure has lo undergo a lonir and dreary debate, while the impor tant ones are mot with refi-ruucea lo Hiiecial committees, udjouriiinunts. ami postponements until it leoms us if they never would bo disposed of. However, il the delay results in soma practiu iblu and well considered uieu-tiiesoi ecouoiny and tux re'orin, the people can ull'ord to leei satiHlied. But of this there is little hope. The chances are that slill more property will be holpi-d f) otawl out ol tax-iilon and that this is all the session of the LogiMa ture will amount to. Tim bill praoiio il ly increasing the exemption of tunnufao iurina estaldishments, has already be come a law, and Hooker, last week, pro- nosed Hti.l another and a big exomption in ii bill to release mortgaged real estate to the amount of 300. The claim is that this would only bo just, a long as nrottv much all the personal property crets exempted. But it does seem as if these poor legislators might see that the true remedy is, not more exomption, but to adopt several of the proposed bills lo ooinpol personal properly to oe inxen, Senator S.ifford appeared before ihe com mittee Thursday evening ot lust week and mutlo a magnificent argument, op posing Gov. Smith's vi tw, and pointing out how tho railroads have dodged luxa tion, and sugeestine n remedy. He has a bill to tax railroads like any other property, and providing fornhiate board of listers to fix a uniform valuatihn per mil". The Houe, Wednesday, indulged in a protracted dVcussion, Joonitnitlco ol wholn to equalizs tax tti on. Thompson moved to amend by striking out the section which makes a man give the name and residence of his creditors if be claims deduction on account of d 'hts, and io disallow nil deduo:ions. Pag -moved to amend fun ber by disallowing all deduniions on moneyed capital for debus. Colburn fought tho amendments in tho "farmer's interests." Hooker called Thompson's a prorosi'lon "to re lieve the rich men and oppress the poor." Ho fought the provision requiring particularities of debts. But tei field proposed to fix the liuiitu'ion at f 1000. Mar in made a big speech against the who o Kystem of exemption. Af.or nearly an all days talk no conclusion wa r ai hod mi l the co iuuitlcB rose merely "repotting progress." TUK KLKCTIOX OF STATU OI'FICKIIS Was held iu joint assembly Tueslay George Nichols of Northfield, was re elected secret trv of 8 ate witluitt oppo sition, Col. E. "H. Powers, of K eh ft ml auditor of ncconn s by atclunutioii, Jus. S. Peck of Montpeiier, adjutant and in-soector-iteneral ; by acclamation, Levi G. Kingsley of Kulland, qunrteniuist r gen eral unanimously. Col. Geo. W. Hooker of Brattleboro. was unanimously elected judgo advocate general though with his nsui.l coy modesty, lie lusisu uon uecim ing to have his nuroe used As trustees of the imiver.-ity of Vermont and Stale uur. cultural college, Seuat tr Justin S. Morrdl, Dr. Henry James of Waterlmry, E P. Wulton of Montpeiier were chosen. Lieut-(i"V. John L. Baistow of Slielburn ns elected on the board of trustees to fill ihe vacancy occasioned by the death of Asahel Peck. Wendell P. Bice has been re-apoointed superintendent of the suite-prison by the governor. The House committee on ways and means has reporte I a bill relating to the Hiilar.ea of s ate officers, fixing tlietn as follows: S atetre .surer, $101X1; secretary of state, $1000; auditor, $1500; adjutant .eneriil, $000 ; inspector of finance, $410 ; -tate librarian. $3oO, and not over $110 f r assistance, in the care of the library ; ehapluin of the house of correction nnd reform school, $2u0 each; salary of the innin hers of the Legislature, $150 for the si Bsion ; president of the Senate and sneaker of the House, $300 for the ses sion, and iu case of an extra session, mem hers $2 per day. The Senute comini'te report adversely t the petition to commute Huyden's sentence. They say truly that the L.- g- iahtture is not the propert place to bring lha matter; tllt, if llnjdrn la lnan, imprisonment for life i not a proper puoiahiii-nt; and, as Hayden s friends c a in to have new evidence, they report ed a resolution that the secretary of ti e Sen de turn over lo Huyden's counsel copies of Ihe evidenco taken at the trial, that application may be made to the su preme court. The b 11 fur practically abolishing the grand jury system and placing the work on the S ute's a torneys has passed both houses. Its constitutionality is doub ed, and the governor may veto it. The judiciary committee of the House wi.l report a Dill atitiiur.zing tne governor io ue.ail not less than three companies of the S ute militia to attend the Yorktown , en enuial next October, und appropriat ing $3000 for expenses. The bill repealing the present law reg ulation the practice of medic.ne and sur gery piiseJ the House last Saturday, mlnout opposition, toe great nnt. ueiug expec.ed wnen ihe new bill to put the issuing of diplomas in the hands of the Burlington University conies up. Notea. The House has voted the Rutland County hank oue-hulf its claim for cap turing Defau ting Cashier iirown, but Mr. Paae, in ttieir behalf, objected to rocoiv iighalf. The committee on elec'ionB has report ed a bill providing that iu elections for representative, ii there is no majority on the two first hallow, then a ph.ruii.y shall ele.t, and there shall be no adjourn ment until an election ia had. The White Kivir railroad and the Montpeiier and Wells Itiver railroad nave settled llieir difl'erein es, and the charter of the form er i- extended until 1SS3. Senaior Duuton has introduced a con stitutional amendment ttiving the gover nor power to remit fines and forfeiture-, and lo grant repiieves, cointnutat oiisand paidonsforull olleiises, except tieuson and ca es of impeachment, but in caces of murder only after the recommenda tion of a board coin-isting of the deuteii-aut-g ivernor, seciet.ry ot state, and ihr.e asvsUint jud s of the supreme court ap pointed by the i hiif jus. ice. Hooker's bill to exempt $o00 worth of mortgaged proper, y has passed to a 3d reading wi h au amendment by Mein lield. Senator Fuller proposed a good amend ment Friday, in view t.f (uil experience to the appropriation for the llousa of Correction, reuuiriiig the assent of both govaraur and board of ulrevtora to all M pendiiuree. A veiy proper bill has been intro duced, providing that a physician shall not be tompelied to d.sciote confiden tial communications, in law trials. Seu. t .r Cook proposes to remit the fine nnd costs of a m m arrested for druukeuness, when such drunkard dis closes on the seller. It is propo-ed to allow cmstructive and o her damages against the liquor dealer when the persou is made inl .xi c.ted. Wives, sisters, children, auuts and moti, ens-iu law, can by this bill re cover for the services and their wounded feelings, when a hu-baud, brother, fath er, nephew ui son iu law is made druuk on Vermont rot-itur. Tne lluusa has made a grand move tow. rd tearing dowu ihe grand fabric ot aSt.le iusiue i.syluiu, to erect which Satfoid & Co, have been figuring, by re f ising io pass a bill giving the power of appointing commissioners of insane to the governor. Mr. Judevine's bill to exempt towns fioin liability for accidents on hnrhw.iys li a been pause I by the senate cuiuuiitlee Willi amendments. The bills to give county judges greater power iu levying taxes, an. I t regul.te the drawn g of wheats on highways, Uave been killed. Mr Merr field of Sewfiine, has appear ed b fore the Wai sand Means committee to arue against Page's bill t tax corpo rations. J ho is an honest fellow and must becon-cim i nis in his opiawition, t ut how tie can ihiuk as he does, we dou'i understand. The v. rnor h 'S sinned 93 bills; the House has aided U'7 and the Senate 39. It is .niioMi g to lo k over the list of those who vote I for the atringeut uu:s auce law aud discover bow m-ny vote prohiouioa and drink license ; they don't hike Ihe medicine themselves that they, with suth duplicity, prescribe for others. The Senate has killed the bill to change the name of the towu of Ely back to Vershire. Satlbrd proposes a constitutional Sttinentliiitint giving legislatures power to ainenu or repeal uuy charters they mav grunt. A protracted discussion upon the uboli lion of the ollle.nof luilroud commission er occupied tneS'iiue yesterday morn ing. Senators Sall'ord, Cook and Gleed, were eapemaliy severe in criiicising tho uselessness of retaining ihe. olHce with iu present powers, und urged the es ub lisliinoiit of u com in ssiou with powers similar to that posso-sed by thu couunis sioners in Massachusetts. Sneak thieving suoius to bo rampant ut the State House, hardly a day pasting that some member is uot ro'ievo I of his overcoat or wraps of some kind. A bill has boeu introduced in the Sen ate appropriating 1175,000 for additions to tne ale Itouso under the pun recom mended in 1878. Tne Senate bus passed the constitution al amendment prouibitiiw towns bond ing lorr.ilroals; also requiring ju lues of tue supreme court to givo ttieir opinions lo the government. NEW ENGLAND NEWS. New Hampshire. Dr . Nathaniel Bitchelder of Epplng, who died recently ut the age of 77. was placid in Port Constitution at Ports- mou'.h for a short lime daring the war on account of his disloyal uttnriinoes, and is said to liavn beeu the only New llampshiiu man who received such dis cipline Charles Simmons, Ihe smte prison oonyict, who was arrested at Portsmouth, on Saturday wasariuntd for beiugatrutup und sent to j til for sixty days. A strong suspicion rests against him of being the party who co umitied the trunk lobbcry it Kingston last week. The police are investigating the esse Massuohuaetts. A WOMAV KILLED IIY UEIt rAUAMOUlt, WHO ATHUcrj StICIIlK A horrible tragedy ocou.ied at Liw rence, Monday night. Avis Pinkham a luhln ghl in n boiuding house, being shot and instantly killed by her paramour a in rried man wilh u family, Knapion Wardman. who afterwards attempted suicide. Wardman and Miss Pinkham, after returning from a walk Monday evening, stood con roising on the corner of Franklin mid Lincoln streets, when Wardman suddody drew a revolver, pushed Miss Pinkham against a high board fence and shot h r in the beau. Wardman ran home, slopping on the way to g' t a glass of beer. At home he ru-hed into thu chum ber where slept his wifoand two children, kissed the children and nttenip ed lo embrace his wife, who gently repulsed him. H i then removed his hat, coat nnd boots, went down stairs inlo tho sitting-room, shot himself and fell upon i lie floor. Medical aid was summoned, but since tbu act he has been insensible nnd is not expected to live. Wm. Carter was arraigned at Spring field Monday for committing rape on his 13 years-i Id daughter, but hud to be discharged because the girl would not tell a sufficiently cleur story to convict him. The body of an Infant was found frozen in the ice of iho river a. Spring field last week. Oae lung showed that a little air bad entered into it ns thougli ihe child had gasped once in a struggle for life. Whether it was deliberately smothered as soon as born, or killed in deliveiy und thrown into thu river to avoid the expense of burial, is a q iestion. Mayor Princo, (Democrat) was re elected Tuesday, at Boston by less than a thousand mnj irity. GEN Ell A L N li WS SUM ,WA li Y. FORKION. The revolniion in the Argentine Re public is at an end. Buenos Ay res has been scleoted as the capital, and the difficulties settled. A dispatch from Teheran reports that peace hits been completely restored In Koordistun, and that Sheik Abdullah is ready to suimit. Ihe Kurds offur indemnity for the dam age done, and will continue tn pay tax es. Yellow fever is ravishing Mexi eo. Young Qaribildi is in Greece. and propo us the formation, of another UarlbulUltvn onrpa la tha event of war between Tut key and Gieaoe. A num ber of the Jesuits exp-Ued trom France, have lately arrived in Montreal and taken up quarters temporal ily with i heir brethren in that city. B tron de Friedlnnd nnd his wife, the latter a god daughter of ex-empress Eugenie, have been arrested in Paris. Considerable political disorder bas been reported in Hay ti, but to all aupearances it is quelled by the arrest of nb ut 100 citizens. There have been three shocks of earth quake in a week on island sit. Thomas. 1'tie yellow fever has prevailed slightly. Following thesul.j igationof the la-t rebellion in Cuba, another conspiracy for a revolt amone the Degrees has been difoovered, and 275 participant" arro-ted in 14 towns and villages, and conveyed to Santiago. Josiah Caldwell, a rail way contractor at London has failed; lia bilities $2 600,000. DOMESTIC. Clnciuatti had a strange phenorueon Friday. Iiko the famous dirk dty of New England; it was so dark in tho oity that gas lights bad to bft lighted nearly 11 dv List week 168 cases of diph theria were reported J n Brooklyn, N Y. Nioe-lenihs of the business portion of Pensacols, Fla., was burned Friday n ght, five blocks, inclding 100 e-tablish-ment. being destjoynd. Loss $750,000 Krin. P i., had a $100,000 fire Sttur- ila n zht, 2 firemen beina killed. Atiu.her fire in John P. GayV bucko factory at Cincinatti Saturday night burned five men to death. Five U. S. revenue officers were allied cr wounded by illicit distillers in Tonnes see, last week. George Scott a hJf- hred Indian and nezro. was lynched Suturday night at Brazil, Ind . by a par ty of masked men. who took him from the jtil where he was confined for outrage on Mrs AIINon, the wile of his employer. Harry Will iams, bis wife and child on (i-ir. near Brian. Tex., have died inoa Sunday Irom poison eaten in beef. Four others or l bo family are hck Three negroes, one woman and two men. who murdered Mrs. Kennedy in Clarendon eounty. S. C, Sunday, were captured Wednesday and hung on the nearest tree to tne place oi tne muroer I hut would hold Ih m Geo. Parrolt, Big Nosed George." the last of the moat despenilo gang of road agents or robbers .hit ever infested Wyoming, was sentenced Wednesday, to he hanged in April Tho. Parker, 13 yesrs old. was stabbed with a penknife and killed Wednesdav, by a mate in a quarnd on, l be ice al Linirerron. N Y. ! KAN KLIN COGN1 X, oiASS. Charles Wvman, one of the victims of the Wendelldi-aster.diedSiinday. Hen rv Allien cannot recover aud it is thought hat Charles and Geonre Kelton may have receive ! internal injuries that wi I prove f.tul, as both have rained consid erable bloo I wi bin the past f. w hours. The funerals of Messrs. Marble and Clark, the proprietors of the exploded mid, were held Suuday. MarbUVafami y seems lo be an ill s arret! "ne. his beiny one of a Ionic list of accidental deaths; his father was kil e l in 1870 by a cross bull; one brother by beiu' caunht in a belt in the factory wnere he w sempl .y ed ; another was cut with a scythe ; while a third le.enel injuries on the head from a fall, from which he died ; more over a sister was burned to death, wi.i'e the previous general iou were not exempt from a.vi.lems, his yrandf ther being killed by failing on a knife and an aunt drowned. BEKK A KDSTOH. The Nichols Brothers are now employ ing 18 hands in their cutlery woiks. The first of a series of a aiia'-Ies was held at ihe paiiors of Ihe Unit .nan church last Thuralay eveninn, with lit erary exercises, mu-ic and refre-hmems. K. A. C'ustiman, who hss hail clnre of a grammar school in Som-rset, Masa ha been re enlaced for anm her terra. Powers Insti-uie has netrlv 70stiident, tne hr.nt for several yeirs.- An un known friend baa yiven the school 150 for physical apparatus. Loeal Nbwb. Looal Notes and Gobs. p. Tho Murray club holda a social dauce at Ciosby hull next Tuesday evening. Francis II. Rote, of Cambridge, Mns., Is in town for a few days' visit ut his old home. The carpenters hav gone to work to cor. vert the Biatllehoro House into tin ement lists. Wanted A woman to do geneinl houscwoik. Apply in person or write nt once to N. J. Hale, 8 Prostcct-fet. One -id" of the nquarium in the store of A. B. Clapp & Co., was mysteriously broken Wednesday night, und Ihn death of the trout within was of course the result, A J irring of the building must have occasioned it. Col. Hooker is a very agreeable fellow, but len't this from the St. Alntns Jfcs sengcr d tubbing it on n trill i ih ck. just Iha aiimeP -As Mr. Hooker ia a military man it will be proper lo oall him general now, ulthougli he would bs ut liberty to eleot that tho title of judge should super cedu that of oolonul, which he has borne so long and which he so biavely won." Tho Senate Tuesday confirmed the noni ina' ion ol Col. K. Hiskins m be U S. District Attorney. Bo Kit," after ibrun diff ueiit commissions and in ihe luce of tho slienuotis opposition of Dil lingham und his friends, has got his office. Congratulations. St Albans has u publio literary club, which supports a public reading romu, wilh all tho lending newspapers and niagnzines, expends over $5'i0 . nunnlly. and is now arranging for a debating school or Uueuiii foi the winter, it is an investment for her citizens, which ays rich dividends in inlellco'nul moral and educational respects. Why can'l Bntttleboro have one Iiko it? "Tho moral dangers of life," is the sub of Mr. GreenVi next suuday ovening lec ture at tbe Unitarian ohurh. It was a large and eulhuiiutio audi ence ns usual which greeted Whitumre A dark ut opera hall 'Tuesday evening The trains have been running wilh considerable irregularity during last week. Connections were missed three times nt. South Vernon and twice al Millers Falls. Cheney & Clapp show the largest stock of juvenile books this wi ek ever seen in brulilebnro. A grand good time and a profit of about 5200. was tha re- ult of tho Alutho d at festival lust evening in the lower towu hall. A. B. Harris of Spnng'inld.and Judge Wheeler, ure in town to-day. Vnnnor's prediction for Toss. lay and Wednesday was cold and bl'vslering weather fully verified on the hills. travellers from Wilmington having to shovel through to reach here. Some of the Hinsdale musicians have joined the local choral union, which had a very pleasant rchersnl last evening wilh a full orchestra and Mia9 Mary Walker hs pianist, all under tbe direo tion of L. W. Hawley. The display of goods at Cheney & Clapp's, and the largo attendance of cus tomers indicate ihat their old-timo pop ularity d es not abate. Silk handkerchiefs und face shawls, gloves and liiitlens, fur caps, and every thine in the furnishing goods line for the holiday tr,.de, at J. J. Kay s. Zwis A. B. Clapp & Co have sold one bun tired and sixty dozen silver plated knives within the pa-t three months, aud have forty dozen left which ill be sold cheap lo turn Ihcm in'o cash before January fi rst. Adjourned village mooting next Mon day evening. Mrs. Horace Fox, uu estimable lady, we regret io learn, is stricken with a shock of paralysis ut her Canal St. homo. There has been too much Waiteism in Brattleboro business methods tor the last 10 ears. Tuesday's leg'slittive proceedings report tin "amendment to the constitution of the village of Bratlleboio'' as passing one of the houses. Is thm uo oppositionumeod ment to that p issed last week which some of the firemen are reported to huvs got up ? i M. A. Goodnow, Esq., left for Mu-hiean this tuornin, where he has legal business iu hunting up evidence. The combination ol milkmen to put the price at 6 cents a qui rt lias been broken by one or two backing out, and now they aro threatening to slash each other. People who are about to subscribe for the r daily pap rs or iniitrazines will find a good variety to eelect from in the pros pectuses on our fourth page. Prof. C. E. Blake re ds tbe paper at the next meelimr of the Professional Club. Su' ject, "What changes, if any, are necessary iu the framework of our government?" A Sprincfield, MaH., milk vender has been d-toced in p-ddlicg adulterated and perhaps even bogus milk. Itiaiom p sed hrgely of cliiiik and s'arch, and it is doubtful if there is any genuine milk iu it The imitation ns to tas e and up pearance was almost perfect ; it stood the t'Btof the lactometer es to body, and ihe cheit was onlv discoveied acculen'allv by a chemical pr. cess of a candy dealer in workioK it into candy. Mr. Timothy Vinton snows us a Harris son and Tyler campaign linage, with the Ing chin picture, its latch strini always out. the ''hard cider barrel." Union fl g and cannon, all Kof-miliar to the men who lived iu 1810. The bulge was one worn by iiele; t s nt the Whig conven tion at We-tfield. Mass. August 27, 1840. The winter seiies of s cial dances, by the Esiey Gu trds. opened pleas mtly in their armory Wednesday evening. Greenfield. Shelburce Fulls Hiid those lowns shipped over 14,000 poumla t.f but ter io liosion Iftst week. A large part of it was drawn from the fouthern part of this county. It does not c me loBiattle boro, and the money rea ized from it is not spent here, because we can get no railroad rai ilit es to ship it. How long, oh how 1 ng? Kcv. S. H. MeCVlester D. D., of Bel lows Fall-., will occtipv the Universaiist pulpit next Sunday. Subject of the even ing lecture, 'From Jerusalem to the Jordan." A. B. Clapp i Co. have a large assort ment of rings of all kinds aud cannot fail to please you wi'h prices and qua ity. Their stock of cameo and amethyst is seldom beat outside ttie large cities. Tiu-y engrave all riniis, purchased of them, insi !e or out free of charte. The young people of the Univemalist society are m king arrangements for a dance to be ln ld ill Crosby H ill, Tues day evening, December S. Tickets 60 cents. To be had of the cnmmiltee of arrangements, Messrs. G. E. Warner, Fred iuler, F. Walker, W Edwards and F. Magpon. This is true: The water stopping at Henry A'kins' barn, a force-pump was applied, and a root eleven feet in length was d'uwn out, which together wilh its tendrils wholly filted a three-quarter inch pipe. The root is on exhibition. No charge. The report of Comptroller of the Cur rency Knox abstracts the only three de-ci-ioiis ha: have been rendered during the year regarding the liability of National hank directors. Two of the rases were from Kentucky, one from Kansas. In each the Supreme court lays down the principle, wlii. h is that of common sense, that the directors must exercise ordinary diligence as ihey would in their own private business, or be bald to these who suffer by lack of it. "Directors can not lie heard to say when sued," dec'ares the Ksnsss court "that they were not apprised of facia the ex:stence of which isthown by the bank's accounts and corre-pondence of the tank." This hits preltv neerly. the case of tf:e direct -re nf Waite's lank, where it i admitted that t' ere as no such thing as a av-tein f books, and where an exaim ne tion of th cash bmk. and tho discount register, if there had ben one, would have sh wti that no auch money as was repreernte I by the notes had been kwned and so that the notes mist have been forgeries. In one of the Kentucky cases the court goes st II farther ami protests ihe b mdmian of an emliett'ing cashier, because he had signed the bond relyieg on 'he st.temenrs of ihe directors oi the condition of the bank. Tlnn dan ITnura hn nosition tt the censiis'bureu'u at Washington undei Gen. Walker. Thu nrnrKMpd new railroad obarter be tween here and Soulh Vernon, has met with s partial stroke of paralysis. Whether It will live to set thiough the Ligialutuie remains to be seen. Hour lawyers, in bthalf ol Gov. Smith, ap pear d before the oommitlee We- neday and asked lo huve tho charter amended in such a way that ii virtually amounts lo u privilege to build another track on the Valley road bed lo Bellows Falls. It. Is understood that the managers oi iue hill huvo consented lo this arrangement. If it isn't dovised to be a tall to i poll tne kilo und can get through the legislature, it will be a grand thing for Brattleboro, giving us a prospect of competing lines botb ways. Joel Buttnrfiehl was arrested by Sheriff Sinrkoy Wednesday, for o.ttching troat out of Marlboro pond contrary to law. Ills plead guilty lo catching one nsn ana was fined $10 iujluding cost. There is a flutter of bupii again tbat Brattleboro will have a decent depot another year. Surveyors in the employ of the New Loudon Northern hnve been ut work, and it is announced that rock blasting, west of the old depot will begin next week. Some of Ihe employees of the road any that work on the new depot will begin next, spring, and if so the car aud engine houses and woodshed will be moved lo the Allen lot below. The sur veys which were taken, however, were usetl by Gov. Smith's lawyers against the Brattleboro and Vernon charter, and them is a suspicion that this is all they were made for. The town bull will be ready for occu pancy next week. II. C. Willard will occupy it piobably with the Boston Ooera to in Marllm." the Hi st night, the 27in. Oa ttie second night occuis the bicycle race between j. Monroe und . li. Knight. 11 v. C II. Merrill's lecture in the olt Izans' courau on "Work and workers," Wednesday evening, was a very sopeiior production, lull of ruggestivu inlorma tton. It is a pity that a respectable au dience was not out to hear it. The selectmen have offered the bailiffs quarters iu their room in Ihe town hall. Sara Bernhardt will pass through town Monday in a special cur from Montreal to Spri. gti.-ld. Uev. W. II. Collins gives the next lec ture in the citizens course on thu "Great Pyramids," next Wednesday evening. A Christmas festival, wilh concert and supper for the chi.dien at the Baptist church next Friday evening. Rev. G. E Martin continue! his series of lectures on Ko 111 an , mil Sunday evening. The Springfield Union says: One Briiitlehoro schoolboy has an ete to busi ness. Any second hand copy of a news paper which he can Uud he saves and when his pile grows considerable in size he crrries it a few rods fiooi bis father's house to a factory where tbey are in demand to use for packing goods, and where he receives three cents a p und for them. Small though the bum is red mnny papers though it lukes lo make a pound, the diligent lad bus accumu lated quite a sum by this means. When he goes visiting wilh bis parents in Guilt. .ut he doesn't forget his project, but seeks among tbu attic of his uncle's houses for papers to carry home and sell. This business doesn't hinder him in his studies, hut he is fully a" likely to study faithfully its he would did he spend all his leisure in sport The Phoenix last week, acting at the be hest of the railroad ring, which has so long had its anaconda-like grip on Brattleboro s prosperity, undertakes to discourage the new railroad project to South Vernon. It intimates that the charter is drawn in the interest of the Connecticut Uiver rood, l b is is a lie, us any man can see by read ing the charter itself, which provides for a junction either with the Connecticut Kiver or Canal railroad. 'I hen it says that the new road should come in from Hinsdale, and "if the new charter is to be used at the expense of the defeat of the Hinsdale line, then it is perfectly clear that the business interests of Brattleboro would be seriously injured by it." This means precisely, that the new project shall tie given into the i .1 . . . u i.i. . i i .. . ll TtaM ts little doubt' thut isiiiKU Iiaa the control of the Uinsilale or western New Hampshire charter, and it was only by an accident that the Connecticut Uiver kept the organi zation in ils hands this year. Next year it will, iii all liuniau probability, go to Smith. I his fact, so clearly developed at the recent Walpolq stockholders' meeting, the Ihanix can't be ignorant of. Its talk about the Hinsdale line, then, is merely a deliberate bouylU-up at einpt to throw dust in the people's eyes and get them to oppose the only practicable method of securing a new railroad outlet. Its talk about the Hinsdale line giving US more railroad connections with western New Hampshire, is also transparent hum- buggery. Every one of those connections would be had, just the same at South Ver- noB. But the fact is that the new chnrttT would not in any way prejudice the. Hins dale line. The road will be t uilt that way if it can he done and kept out of Smith's hands. The purpose of the new charter is merely to give us another chance for a competing outlet if this as is probably the case can't bo had. Willard meets tin holiday trade with an offer of his immense stock at cost. O. J. Pratt also offers particular reductions in his magnificent dry goods stock, to close out. Pratt & Wright, and Starkey & Well man have quantities of just the goods for presents to father, son or brother. B. A Clark is moving his hardware store to Cro-hy block. The Windham County Poultry and Pet Stock Association begin their annual four days' exhibition Tuesday, January 4.h, nt the town hall. As usual, the special and regular premium lists, contribatiocs by local business firms are generous. The entries close Saturday, Jan. 1. The oung Democrats orsunizid a per manent club at their new quarters Wed nesday evening, under the name of the J-ffersonian Club, with the pr-nciplw: Vk,msls We believe that the at i m mocmt c ana lea-rsouian pi-iuciplea, winch utand nke ol ru. ks la tlie t oiist.tutiuu. atioulil to those by which this club should lie ir.ivernl: thut tlie evil gov ernment aiiist alway be superior ta m.titatr au thority, an. I that the psople are intlnitelj grter than ttie ana; which they tm ilujr aud pay, ana wmun they shout. I always coutrul. I. We are oipuso.l 1 1 the csniralts ition of pow er, aa now exercised a? the pirly id (tourer, taking Iroiu the states the sovereign riant to fotera themselves We b.-lieve that each Mate has an in disputable right lo govern Itaelt within IU own liinaa, aud that it la aoveretga except in thoae par ticular rights which 11 Saa ceded to UK United States. . 1 1 We do not cnodone the araatest fraud la naLaal hlstorr, whereby four ui.lliom of psoia. ers dia fraiichiae.1, and a man who l r oudiated by Ut people at the balloi-uox waa Mated ta the Presi dential chair. III. we are opposed to all law. which Interfera with the ln.livi.lual ngtua of man, wall tha frea exerciaa of his religion, tuba, or customs, no matter to what race be may b;long, what faith ha may protean, or from wuat country he Hiay hava come; provi.la.1 be Uoea mailing to disturb tha peace m! society or encroach a pun tha rights ut others. IV. We are npnosed to all monnpollee and all apeclal legislation which w calculated to fuataraud beneUt one clta of ca aeua or brauch ol Induury at the expeew ol another. The ulcers elec-esi to serve Ihe first brief term, are P enirtent. G. B. Kir wan; Vice Pi est. F. W. Child; Seo'y, E J Bov.ler; Traaa'r, Air Marshall; Ex. Com.. J. J. Fiabive, F. E. Emerson. G. L. Spcfford. ADVERTISED LETTERS. Lidies-Mre H S Bentley. Mrs T P Barnard. Hattie Dnolitile, Mr Elisabeth Esirrhmuk. Mrs E H Moore. Rnsa Mor ner. Nell Nagns. Alice M Smith, Emma A Warner Gen's Henry Akeley. Eli Boyoe. Jo seph Bin?, J who BneiT. Charles W Catling, Charles II llonton, L F F.ogU shy, Patrice. Griflin. William Knowhoo. Jeo Lackey. Gso W Marden. J.din N-bh (?), iVillium O Harra. Aruoa Bueg. J Q-shum-way. lywiis Teis ?). Frank B tVilbor, John L Wade. MiaoelUneooa Meswrs Cole A Gongb, Mewra White & Martin. Prnp'ra. Held for Postage-Miss Sarah Crag in. Sterling. Mas. Held ftT Be-tter Direction Mrs A. A. GruTea. 438 North Che nut St Mar. The practise faootins; at Oak irove ranee Satnrd.iv reunited in tiers double MriiiKa. Lamb's -46 out of a possible SO beinn especially wood: UlaH, SS44441 Latah, 4SS4S4SSS e K-asy. S444S4SS4 Uaey, SSS4S4SSS 4-4S