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PUBLISHERS. Friday, January 28, 1881. BaJENTKKRD AS 8XC0ND-UI.AHS MATTER at tuk Post-Office iv Bbattlkbobo, Vt. The Rbpokmkk's circulation last week two edition) for Wituiham and Bennington Counties wot 4300. It is Juy Gould under the alias of Stanley Mathews who will sit in the Supreme court. So thinks the N. Y. Bun. Tub last of the Stuarts, Charles IV of England, be culled himself, but who bud almost ceased to be recognized as a "pre , tender", is dead. , Seceetaby Shbbman is reported to have predicted a financial crash within the next 18 mouths, as a result of the specu lative craze in Wall street. ' General Hancock is president-of the .National Kifle Association having been elected Saturday. He has long been deeply interested in the Creedmoor. Tbs New York legislature is now con sidering a bill to punish wife beaters by flogging. Such brutes can only be reached through their bides. , Every state should have such a law. Toe Spanish priesthood has now itself to the work of t athy. Several Postal Telegraphy, The recent consolidation of the three great telcrgaph companies of the country has re-nwukencd the old demand for a tele graphic systom to bo owned and operated by the government. The New York Board of Trade has passed resolutions, and is for warding petitions for such action, and half a dozen bills are preparing, or hare been introduced iu Congress, looking towards It. The feeling of alarm at the consolidation which generates this demand, is Justified. The capital stock of the new company has been so watered, as to amount to $80,000, 000, whereas the cost and value of their property is not much more than $20,000, 000, so that business and industry have got to pay, in telegraphic rates, interest on an investment four times as large as they ought to. A colossal monopoly is to hold tho country at its mercy. It controls tele graphic patents so completely that no op position company can be successfully or ganized. Having no fear of competition, it con put prices wherever it pleases, with no limit save the avarice or whim of managers and stock-holders. The organized extortion portending, is not so dangerous to the country as that of railroads, because Industry and commerce are not so completely at its mercy. Still the telegraph has become almost indispen sable to modern society, it is used In every day's' business transactions, and the uujuit tribute which must annually b3 paid to this resistless monopoly, will be some tbiig 'enormous. The public will bo de fenceless. One of two things must be line, either the government must go into telegraph business or it must exorcise 'II oTU IR'ili U Uae. urn i J MMWi. whom he lias appoint" upreme court, is notoriously incompe tent, even if he is not so entangled with Jay Gould's corporations as to be unfit. But he is a good-natured fellow, well liked in the Senate, and there is unhap pily no doubt of his confirmation. The Chinese labor agilations are found to have comparatively small foundation. The census returns show that California has but 75025 Chinese and 94 Japanese in a total population of 804,680. The general estimate had placed the number as high as 200,000. The increase of the white population has been in greater ratio dur ing the last twenty years than with the Chinese. In view of these facts and the new treaty regulations there is little cause for-apprehension. The federal supreme court has ren- decision written by Judge Swayne as his last judicial act, affirm ing the constitutionality of an income tax. In New York proceedings will im mediately be resumed against Mr. Til den, for $60,000 which the government claims as due, and which he has resisted for the past two years on the gaound of unconstitutionality. Thb trial of Parnell and tho "traver sers" ended Wednesday at Dublin with a disagreement of the jury, which is said to have stood ten for acquittal and two for conviction. The news was re ceived with the wildest enthusiasm all over the country. The surrounding hills about Dublin were ablaze for twenty miles. It is a victory in favor of free dom and the rights of man against des potism. J. G. Blame and Samuel J. Randall, both poor, men entered congress contem poraneously some 20 years ago. Both for years as speakers of the House, have held almost a despotic power over legislation, which a dishonest man could wield to immense personal profit. Blaine on a salary of $5,000 a year, living most lavishly in the most expensive city in ' the country, Is easily worth $1,000,000. Randall has always lived modestly and is still a poor man. The Mulligan letters &o., explain the difference. The Southern press and people speak with uniform kindness of colored Sena tor Bruce, indicating amost encouraging growth out of color prejudice. Senator Lamar says he would rather see him in Garfield's cabinet than any white Re publican he knows of in Mississippi. The Ticksburg Herald echoes the sen timent and pronounces Mr, Brace one of "the best men in the Republican party." Mr Brace's experience shows that a Re publican, black or white, can win the regards of the southern people when they are once convinced that he is not of the carpetbag, scalawag, robber sort, - A Novel and Important Case, An Important cuso, Involving new ques tions, was heard by tho Supreme Court for Addison county, this week. John Bullock, a wealthy citizen of Leicester, died Intes tate, without isHue, in 1851. Ho left widow and ono adopted son, who was made his heir-at-law, by special act of the legislature in 1840. This son was about ten years old when his adopted father died. He lived until 18(13, when he died leaving a will, by which he devised all his estate to his brother, Frank Chandler, and the heir of his body. Frank Chandler then had no children. Since then ho has had si& children born, who are now living. John Bullock's widow and Frank Chandler, after a good deal of litigation over the property, settled their different in I860, and had the real estate equally divided be tween them by commissioners appointed by the Probate Court. in 1879 the widow died, leaving the same real estate which came to her from her husband, by the di vision. This real estate she devised by will to some of her relatives. The chil dren of Frank Chandler now claim to own his real estate, under the will of tho adopted son, claiming that he took by in heritance, all the lands whereof his adopt ed father died seized, subject to the wid ow's dower, and the widow having died they, as the legatees utldcr his will, take the whole estate. On the other hand it is claimed, that John Bullock died without issue, and that his estate to the amount of one half plus $1000, passed to his widow in fee, and that her devisees are now entitled to It. The case was argued by ex-Gov Stewart for the children of Frank Chandler, and by Charles N. Davenport -for those claiming under tljB,wUVot-Uv6 widow. The question fttSiktfi an adopted child can inherit as against the widow of a man dying without issue, has never been decided. It is the question upon which this case turns. Tuts Harrlsbni'g fight over the (ilea tlon of 8cnator Cameron's oolleagon, is likely to develop trouble in the Pomo cra'.io ranks. If the Walla'oo wing of tho Demooratio sido can bo induced to favor Cameron's man, ns a return the VcVose Republicans may be expected in the ap proaching apportionment of congression al districts, to so alter Speakor Randall's district as to render his re-election doubtful if not unlikely. This would of course vastly please the Wallace men, and a trade seems probable. There is un' element in Pennsylvania Dnmoora oy just as corrupt as the Cameron ma chine, with which it invaiinbly unites to slaughter such honest men as Randall Prom Washington. Comptroller Campbell, the successor of John Kelly in New York, finds clerk- ships and sinecures in his office to the annual value of $100,000, which in his opinion are entirely unnecessary and ought to be wied away. "John Kelly was honest" they say, but is il honest to waste public money, to pay it out when you know it is not earned, to political fa vorites? It is only one degree better than stealing, but it is just what has al ways been done under corrupt Tammany rule, and is what is being done at Wash ington to-day to the extent of millions upon millions of dollar annually. TnE New York Timet, which is one of the fairest and most intelligent of par ty organs, does not undertake to apolo gize for our crude and bungling tariff system, but it is pounding away vigor ously for reform. Our revenue laws, it de clares, are a mass of enactments, most of them made more or less at random, in spired by bo consistent purpose, and having not only no distinct harmony one with another, but often, a pro nounced antagonism among themselves. It is certainly tasking good-nature in a most "protective" fashion to ask us to regard this collection of ill-digested and ill-devised laws, many of them thrown pell mell upon the statute-book, as some thing too awifd to be touched, and this retenon cannot be maintained. ' era, national banks, and the monopolies oreated by a protective tariff, Is always poured out like water in the interest ol the party that favors them . It is doubtful if the opposition sentiment can ever be overcome them. The Democracy when in power and supported by them, could nevor have been beaten if tt had not split on the slavery question. Add to all this the power that would center in 60,000 more office-holders which a postal telegraph would necessitate, and librty would soon become only a name indeed. John Bright predicted this re nit in En gland, and how greater is the danger here. Neither could the government operate the telegraphs as cheaply as a corporation could, provided it only wished to make a rroflt on an honest "Investment, tt is true that England makes a small profit while rates have been very much cheap ened. But the conditions are different With a densely populated country to draw income from, it has the expense of operat ing one mile where it would have 20 in the country. It is a cardinal principle of our institu tions that nothing should be undertaken by the government which can possibly be done as well in any other way. Private enter prise, if properly checked and regulated, to prevent extortion and robbery, can be trusted to give the country cheaper tele graphy, and make a profit out of it, than government, with all the corruption and extravagance that always attends it, possi bly can. Of course the subject. is one which was not contemplated by the framers of our constitution. But the provision which gives Congress the power to regulate commerce between the states, can probably be made to cover it. Telegraph companies can be supervised and their charges -regulated by law. In England, government ownership ope rates powerfnlly to paralize invention, the pride and glory of America. There the Edison telephone has been confiscated, and no inventor of any improvement connected with telegraphy can be sure of securing the reward of his genius, because the govern ment will gobble up the use of it. It needs but little reflection to see how damaging to the progress of applied science, such power anLpracticc would be here. Our government should not be trusted with the ownership of telegraphs any more than with railroads like Russia It should merely control them so far as to prevent unjust charges, and this it has both the power and the right to do. Thb reform movement in Philadel phia of which so much was hoped, seems likely to collapse for want of a compe tent leader. Mayor Stokelyhas refused to accept the citizen's platform, and Cav- en, nominated as eity solicitor -has re signed. Stokely la nominated by the Republican machine. The other repub lican nominations are bad, but there seems no likelihood of their being de feated at election. The committee of 100 at present exorcises no power bnt t nit of ''indorsing" and that seems to amount to little. To sum up, the liberal movement is pretty well squelched. Wade Hampton is fast showing the as inine phase of bis character. His latest is a silly squabble with the Charleston Uurcury. Ex Senator Patterson had published a letter claiming that Gov. Hampton's action was instrumental In saving them from the penitentiary. The Murcury'i editorial comments dis pleased Hampton, the paper defending itself, he characterizes the defence as an impertinence, and calis the paper a nui sance, lue rnillip co OI me jnurcury ends np with the editors address in char acteristic southern fashion. Tcrket baa again called for a con gress of European government to con sider her boundary quarrels with Greece, and prevent the collision of arms which seems Imminent on tne irrecian iron tier. The Sultan has cooly disregarded the t ro previous decisions which the powers have msrie, and refused to cede any territory. But the Brat snot ol a Greek gun is likely to lead to great and disastrous complications, and to avoid a general war probably the powers will ae cede to toe Porte't demand and go through the useless formality af another congress. Chief Pkter P. Pitshltn, long a famil iar form at Washington, and whose pad, intelligent, noble face so struck Chas. Dickens when he visited this country, is now dead at the ge of 85. His story is a touching one of manly, faithful devo tion to his "mission," which was to get justice for the Choctaw tribe from this government. In 1820, the Choctaws, de siring to become civilized, ceded to Uu cle Sam their lands west of the Missis sippi, between four and five mi. lion acres of the best cotton land in the country, and received in compensation the "South western reservation," and a guarantee of free schools to be forever supported by the government. Then the "Treaty of Dancing Rabbit creek" in 1830 compelled them to cede 10 or 11 millions more of land east of the Mississippi, and the gov ernment agreed to transport them to their new reservation, support them for a year, and turn over to them the pro ceeds of the sale of their lands. Every Jiart of the contract was broken, the In dies were left to starve while establish ing t'u.'jmselves in their new homes, those to whom "scrip" or due bills had beea issued for their lands if they should re turn to Mississippi and live under the State laws, were refused the land, and fi nally, after cutting down the atoount in every way possible, the money agreed upon was never paid over within $150,- 000. Congress looked over the wnole case in 1861 and found that the money was unquestionably due, but it has never been paid. No reason could be assigned but every bill for payment proposed has been incontinently voted down, and Pitchlyn has wasted his life importuning every successive Congress every year for justice. The bill before the British Parliament for the "protection of life and property in Ireland, is a most despotic measure, whieh can only aggravate the evils it seeks to suppress, unless, indeed, it is proposed to subjugate the island again by driving it into revolution. It proposes to abolish every safeguard of liberty and justice by suspending the habeas corpus, substituting trial before two justices for trial by jury, and providing that persons arrested cannot be released, tried, or bailed without an order of the priyy council or the Viceroy. The law is to be made to give way to the arbitrary will of officeholders. How long would the stur dy English people themselves submit to such tyranny? The Gladstone ministry promises, and doubtless honestly pur poses, legislation to remedy the wrongs of Ireland, when social order is once re stored. But it is taking hold of the work at the wrong end. First let it do justice to the Irish people, and then if the dis turbances do not cease, apply its harsli measures. A social sore can never be cured by mere cauterizing; its cause, the taint in the system, must be removed. News is received of the capture of Lima by the Chilians, which is expected will practically ond the South American war. llie struggle nas peen a nouy contested one and has been prosecuted on a much more extensive scale than was to be expected from the countries engaged. When war was declared by Bolivia, Chili bad an army of some 12,000, Boli via of 2,000, and Peru of 45,000, with a line fleet of iron-clads. Bolivia, in whose interest the war was begun, was quickly used up, and the Chilians vigorously followed up their advantage, driving the Peruvians from town to town, until the regularly elected Peruvian pres ident, Gen. Prado, became a fugitive. Col, Pierola was elected dictator and in fused some vigor into the management of the war. The treasury was replenish ed and army after army was dispatched to the South, while a plucky resistance was organized on the sea. The last nobly and hotly contested battle before Lima effected the overthrow of the valiant usurper, and Peru is left without a gov ernment. A provisional government will probably be organized, and the Chil ian forces iu control can of course exact their own terms'. Thero is little probability now that Congress will do more than pii'3 tho Appropriation bills, ami a Hefiinding bill for the loans that full due before tho close of the fiscal vear. Both parties wihIi to uvoH an extra session. The Re publicans, of pyjie, want tojgtt warm in office and to feel their way before issuing a programme of policy. 'J hey ure admon ished, too,, by tbe fate of the, Democrats at their extra session in 1879. The Jlp-in-ocrats would like to retain their hold on tho official machinery of the House until next December, and therefore they will do nothing ti, provoke an earlier depar ture from tho place their dependents now occupy, xiie It -publican olhec soi ers are the only disturbing .cause, u they will !mvnAiYive way to more,ii poiutlllCOIISlrAIUillH. E )ur approbation hills rem iln ro reported to Comrress: seven have pas.' the House. Messrs, Lninnr nn& McPherson votj with t.he Republicans, m tne sen: Monday, in favor of Uking up tho 1; putting Urant on tne rourou inv era); hut the motion was defeated, bill for tho fnwhm- distribution of i Geneva awaid was reported by H diciary Committee. In tne nouse a iar number of bills wore introduced, amot: them ono for touimMontoinvestiga. the adulteration nl food, anrl one to oo, struct railroad from New York to Cou oil Bluffs. TIibph were reported from con niittees an appointment bill, fixing ll number nf momhnrs at 811. and a hi legalizing the assessments on bank shar made prior to Julv 1. 1880. under th New York act of 1866, which bus bei declared unconstitutional. SNOW AND BLAST. A Terrible Nan All Over the WorU. PEOPLE FROZEN TO DEATH W THE STREETS OP LONDON NEW YORK BLOCKADED (MEAT DAMAOE. 1881 is Motbor Siilpton's year, and she has begun matters early. Storms and extreme cold are prevalent over most of the world. A disastrous storm has swept over nearly the whole ol Europe. Paris has suffered greatly, tho city gnver tniant being poworless to remove the vast quantities of snow from the streets. A tempest of wind ruin and hail has passed ovor Euirbind causing viu.uuu.uuu oi iinnjiige nnd wide sum'"1 rl"" "- king- The great governmental problem of tho future is the adjustment of tlx relations of the corporations to the people. It is get ting to be a serious question whether the peopls shall rule themselves, or shall be come slaves and drawers of wood for the great monopolies. While every right and every proper privilege of the corporations should be respected, It is evident that a tremendous centroversy is in the near future to preserve the people's rights against them. It is unfortunate therefore that the Senate should be so packed with servants of the corporations as it has been by the recent elettions. Both th West Virginia Senators are or have been officers of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad. Mr. Sewell, the new Senator from New Jersey, is Tom Scott's man, and will represent the Penn sylvania Central. Mr. Fair of Nevada stands for the silver monopoly, and Mr. Miller of California stands for the Alaska for monopoly, on the Pacific coast. Piatt, Frye, Hale and Sawyer are all railroad at torneys or representatives. These with such men as Conkling, who always docs what Vanderbilt wants, and Camaron, who is a born log-roller, afford little hope for any measure on the side of the people's rights. Thr Democratic Congress lias at last done the honorable thing in admitting Horatio Bisbee, Jr., to his seat from Flor ida. He wag entitled to it beyond doubt and N. A. Hall the Democrat who was counted in, ought never to have been allowed to have staid ss long. But it is something for a partisan Con gress w:ll do justice even tardily. Re publican Congresses never did, even when they had such overwhelming ma jorities that they could well afford to. They always gave contested seats to Re publicans, whatever the merits of their cases. Ibis Uongress.wbatever its other faults and other weaknesses, must go in to history, as the fairest and most im partial in settling election case that the country has ever seen. A Complication in tho new tax system arises from the looseness and ambiguity of the wording of the bill to "equalize taxation. " The claim is advanced by some lawyersthat mortgaged real estate can secure exemption provided the mortgagor discloses the debts which he Is owing, and the parties to whom he owes them. The oath to which the tax payer is required to subscribe, avers that the "list and description" he gives "is a full, true, and correct list of any taxable property, both real and personal," and that I have set down only such debts as I am unconditionally bound to pay to the amount of deduction claimed." There is nothing in the act which limits "deductions" to the taxpayer's amount of "personal property." fa distinction is made between "real and personal property" in the mutter of "deductions" claimed. The Legislature of course, did not intend to permit real estate to be exempted, for that would remove about all the certainty of getting anything at all taxed. As the "intent" is an important factor in the con struction of statutes, there is little practi cal dangei of the new quibbles, plausible as they are on their face, amounting to any thing. But it is another illustration of the danger of having a Legislature filled with men who are incapable of understanding the English language. Ireland's Troubles and the Reason For Them. I From Rev. G. B. Gow's Lecture in the Citizens Coarse..) There is trouble in Ireland. And when was there, not trouble in Ireland ? And when will it cease? It is easy to Bay when. It will cesse there as everywhere when in the political and social "institu tions of the country, it comes about thut every man has an open way to become the best possible for himself, and may it never cease until then. We read a short time ago, in our papers, that an old man of seventy, literally helpless with agesnd disease, had been ejected from his cabin for non-payment of rent. The poor old man was living alone with only one daughter to care for him; The officers came in and ordered him to'leave. He could not move. They prepared to curry him out. He plead with them to leave him just a little while that he misriit have time to die under the roof which' had sheltered him for so many years. Ills daughter added h tears nnd entreaties to those of her father. But all in vain. They carried him out and laid him down by the road side and there the daughter watched by his side till death touk him. Will there ever be quiet, think vou, in a land where such things are according to law, written and unwritten ? It is not that a man may be robbed by brigands contrary to law, that makes our blood boil as we read such stories : but that tne brigands have power to make the law and execute it in broad daylight, with a cruelty that would shame a savage, vv hat is the trouble with Ireland? Why.just this; you may tell in a word. Ireland was once the fairest, most intelligent, happiest nation in western Europe. But Eugland seized it by force of arms and the authority of an JMigUKiiman in tne papal cnair, seized it, took the lands, robbed the people, cudgeled them it they murmured, butch ered them if they resisted. Kept on do ing it for seven hundred years, is doing it still. This is what mukes the trouble. "For centuries'' savs McCarthy, 'nr (i e English) legislation had acted on the principle mat tne worKingman was serf of society, bound to 'work for the sake of the employer and on the em- plover's terms." It is only about fiftv years since r.ngiish law and public opin ion in ttiis respect, nas begun to be changed ; and nowhere in the British empire does this principle press more heavily than in Ireland. The case, there fore, is very simple, ine worn, weary, heart-sick and desperate Irish people say to their English lords, "You have robbed us. We cannot be still, (jive us back our lands, fiive us back our intelligence, give us back eur manhood, give us buck the hope and courage, the inspiration of liberty which you have taken irom us, eive us a chance on our own soil to be and become what God made us to be, then, and not till then, will we tie quiet. The House judiciary oommittee dcci ed an important question Wednesday wnicn Das Deen pending lor eom weeks, in-'olvine the constitutional rich of the Stiji m originate bills mukind approniji4 of pubho moneys, as n has trif V in connection wi!'f bills-ilTlPtv f rbo "T',', . u . tho right ttMotieinato pins io yiw,,. revenue is entirely distinct ivom am, does not include ib elusive right to originate bills for the sptmdms! of the revenue and tliereiore uiav wkj o -u.. has the right which it cl-ainu. Tho House Democrats tried again to pss their elftorul count joint rule bill Wedncsdav. Tnt after a wnole after noon's filibustering were prevented by the Republican minority. Tub House sat up all last Friday night trying to pass a bill for the relief of T. P. Cnandlur, lato Assistant treasurer of Boston; A yote was laken, but the mi nority demanded a quorum and so they settled down to wait for one. They cracked jokes, satirized and lampooned e.-ch oilier, talked over the Irish land mutters, lagoon improvements, the Chi nese question and the Morey letter. At 1 .110 there were iio more members than in the evening, noiwitlistanding several had been brought in. Then Mr. Frye of Maine rose and eloquently expostulated ; exhorting the members to better deeds, in the interest of dignity, solemnity, necessity, and of the high duties to which they had been called by their conHtituoncy. I withstanding that Mr. Frye characterized the mutter us a farce and a c:rcus, the members persisted in climbing out of the windows of the cloak room, and Mr. Chandler didn't get any relief. The special House committee charged with examining the abuse of tho franking privilego issaid to be ready to report that both parlies have been care less iu their use of the mails. This is not enough. The posimasler-gonoral's re port and the testimony of Postmaster Am eer of Washington boih show not that the democratic congressional committee was careless in sending on public documents, but that preparation for breaking the law was delibcrrtely made by forging nanKS and putting up non-lrankable aiutter in bundles between documents wbioh could be flunked. Both parties uouoiiess prouced by t.'io Iraud. A bill is now before the Senate to solvo the Indian difficulties by granting inem lands in severalty, subnet tc the laws of the status and territories, like other citizens. 1-tiy b 1, I. I I- I, Ian IH il 11 lllli The anthoritiea in Germany are be ginning to wake up to the injns ice and the scandal of the anti-Jewish crusade. Tbe Bavarian minister of the interior has put his foot down squarely, and aiven orders to the police to arrest tbe movement, so far as lies in their power. The crown prince follows with a decisive condemnation of tbe whole affair. The Difference. From the Benniogton BAnner. The Legislature when discriminating in favor ot corporations exemptuiz "water ed stock," watered to cover supjiosed or alleged ficticious value, did not hesitate to leave the tax upon mortgaged real estate, as heretofore, to be assessed for full value against the holder of the title. notwithstanding the mortgage might cover half of the value. Oh! no. The corporation making the money go scot free, but the farmers must pay. By the way where were the minds of the aitri- culturul members in the Legislative body when these things were enacted? A Great Scheme. POTTING A TEI.EORAPH girdle bound the EAKTI1. Articles of incorporation have been filed in the secretary of state's office at Albany for a telegraphic company to build a land and submarine line practically around the world. It is to be called the American tel egraph and cable eompany. Jay Gould, Fred L. Ames, Thos. Eckart and David H. Bates are incorporators. The capital stock is $10,000,000, in shares of $100 each. A dozen or so of railroad magnates, summoned by private message, meet frcm time to time in one of our great cities. They consult in secret, dine and wine satisfactorily, adjourn and go their several ways Next morning, the tele graph wires will have Mashed across the land their decision that every bushel of grain going to msrke', every bale of goods passing inland, shall henceforth E ay 20 to 30 per cent, more freight than as hitherto bcon paid. In enY-cl, this levy of railroad kings has arbitrarily re duced the value of every farm, every quarter section, every bushel of grain, in the great West. If they owned the whole country, and all who live in it, they could not lord it over us more tyrannically. i tie liouoe committee on to ,has degideAtaJr. At-drw ely, for tbe admission of tho lower Dakotu as a State. Senalor JIatt Carpenter is precariously in. Hayes has filled another of the army paymaster s places with un Ohio man Lr. Lomyges of Umcinnuti wlncli leaves but one more vueanev in the department, and this, it is understood, he is saving for 1 mate Secretary Rogers. Never before was such disgraceful favoritism shown in army or naval appointments. Juslice Swayne, of the United States Supreme Court, handed bis resignation to the President Tuesday. NOTES AND CUPPINGS. Wo are glad to find thut as the people read the laws, tlioy become belter satis fied that the legislature did not fool away all Its timo, nor wholly miss the mark. No legislature will do thorough reform work winch is not elected on that issue Ludlow 2'rHiune. "Civil servicti" may mean cleaning a man's boots: Hayes's scrvi e to Conk ling was of ihatiod, but they spell it servile service. Owing to the Isck of male republicans in Ohio, cansed by the exodus to Wash ington, the legislature bus to have re course to girls ss pages. Burlington Senator Bruce will retire from the United States Senate with the hearty good wishes of mfn of his own state, and the kind words of the southern press. Vt kiurgh (Miss) Herald- Conkling is nractically dictator of the Senato now. Blaine came in here with a chance to lead an opposition to him, but has not ventured to do It. Nobody wants to tttckln Conkling in bis own phere. He ia a man of such positive nature, and so fully informed about sen atorial business and metnods ol proced ure, as well a the law of things, that it is hard lo got him down. Ben Perley roort tn Oath Interview. Tne bed-iock reason of Coukling's triumph in Ne York was pcntentioutuy put tbe other day. when a wasningion statesman, not af the Conkling kin ., re plied to the orestion, "How do you ac count for in ,,nnlete a rout and abso lute a surreLWf to tbe anti-Uonklmg forces when ihcT made such preten sions?" bv udnr: "How do vou account or llie fux ntuh nf tne eeescr necause tbey were geeai.. That's all. You need not go heyund lli.it." Chicago Time. Gen. Gar f, Id is the first Knight Templar who as cTtr been elected pres ident. As the ronnhiinan Dartv stands to day. no external rir can overthrew iu il it shall ever l,- its bold upon the pop ular heart and cease to be the dominant imrcy in ine tte ana naitou, win uuij be because of internal dissensions. Albany Journal'. Puck's c-.rmn picturing Garfield s dismay at finding on bis door-U;p the wretched civil fervioe retorm iinnni, which it nnn.tural parent Hayes has jut deported there, makes a good deal oi sport ani-ing the poni'ctnns. " r" iticians always did l,,a!?h at civil-srvice reform, but they neer bad so good rea son to as new Hay has simply made the thing enntpmiitiblo. S. P. Clark in Springfield B(fubliom. We Iwr in this part of the world ol a Mid Soutn n'1 in th Nor1n t!.ev talk upi of solidity. The red ensign jf 0!Ue h been nnfolded and the b' igh Droxi banner of American na tionality advanced far to the front to mark llie cw lineof formation on which we mint k.i,n ibe advanced line of our new pany movements and organiia tions. hvlm.md (Va.) Slate. Job P.,li the St. Ixhiw lost- Dispatch dp.njir of our "shoddy repub lic'' because ,'t men)!ers of ihe supreme court are invalid, second-class men or railroad laTr- "Money, the machine and the poBf of railroads and corpo rations bavt heroine tbe great influence in modern politics.'' be mournfully com- I menu. 1 annual Irish-rental, lit leasi 12,000 000 is spent out of the couiiti v, and where,, as ip tho case of Ireland, the country is not wealthy, and has no other industiy except, agriculture, this stale of things until reinidied. will be productive of want and misery. A Franu. Explanation WHT THE ANTI-MACHINK IN NEW YORK STA1EIS KICKED ABOUT BY THE XACUINV. Albany Journal, Anti-Macblne.J With all their dislike to "umchine" methods, and notwithstanding the abun dant reasons they have had for being of fended i here is no'nna-tuachiue' man from ilontauk Point lo the lake who does not prefer tno rankest "machine," republican to the most exe.raplarydiimocr.it whoha evor made his mark in the political an nals ol tne state. GENERAL NEWS SUMMARY. FOREIGN. Secretary Foster introduced the Irish coercion bill in the Euglish parliament Monday. it was ol oour.-u hotly op posed by the home rulers, but the Irish party is now pretty nearly broken up, and it will probably be unab'e to obstruct tho bill from passing this week. Eng lish vetsels are now cruising about the Irish coast to prevent the landing of arms which it is claimed are cent from A Tl. u.... i .cl.i territories I iiiociiiwueeu nuimamKei- the bill Umersoaiw rieiwupn me police nno ine half of striaing coiners. 1 roups ore io ue sent to wigan and rreston to maintain order. A motion made by a liberal in the House of .Commons on Friday night that the annexation of the Transvaal was impolitic and unjustifiable, wai re jected by a vote of 129 to 33. Russia and China have come to an agreement whereby Russia is to restore Kuluja and China is to pay 5,000 000 roubles to in demnify Russia. It is reported that I nearly all Ihe European powers have accepted the lurkieh Porte's proposal of a conference to decide the Greek boundary question. But the Greeks are increasing tho strength of their army and evidently preparing tor war.- The Porte has re engaged Baker Pash and several other Englishmen. Two more battles havo been fought at Gcok Tepe ond the Russian line is within forty yards ot the fortress. ihe Kurdish chief Sheikh Sadyk has offered to furnish Turkey with 5000 cavalry in the even of war with Greece. The English garrison at Leydenbeig is reported to have sunenrtered to the lloers llie Ru-sian police have frustrated another wide-spread plot for murder, arson and revolution among the Nihilists. K. A Sothern, the actor, is dead at London A train consisting of two passenger coaches, mail and baggage-cart jumped the track at the Uolilun K ck curve on the Amour mountain, near Puerto Cor tes, Guatemala, and precipitated 70 feet down the mountain. Nearly all on board were either killed or fatally wound ed. $10,000,000 damage has been done in Spain by the fl iuds Russian G.n. Skobeleff captured Guok Tcpe Tuesday afier nine hours desperate and nghting tnat the iekko-Turkomans are in full retreat. Their loss, he says, was enormous, ns tuey were pursued and cut down Kir a distance ot lo versts. NEW ENGLAND NEWS. Vermont. Ned Fostkr clork in the North Troy post oflice undertook to put kcrosono oil upon burning coal In a stove tho other day. Hit isn't dead, but nis nair, moustache and eyebrows are burned off and his face horribly scorciieu. Benjamin Colo, son of James Colo, ol Wey bridge, was brought home from llolyoke Mass., where lie mot a sudden ami torrible death. Hu was engineer in afuoiory in that place,; bo had built bis lire in the morning and stopped into an tuber part of thn building, when lid heaid an exploiosion. and nulling into tne engine room in tha dark, was horri bly eoaldod by a stream of boiling water wuicn was escaping irom a nole fn thn boiler caued by the blowing out of the saletv-valve. Ho could not bud his way out, hut jumped through a window nnd ran somii distance. He lived but a short time. The landlords in West Randolph havo notified tenants nud those holding leases, mat iney must nut sen any more liquors cider, etc, contrary to law. ine combined capital of the nationa banks in the state is $3,201,000, and tho dopjsitsin theaavings banks D,075,314 The biggest rocont failure iu Vermont Is that ol Barber is Furguson, the pro prietors of the Van Ness House at Bur lington. There liabilities above asset-t are from $40,000 to $60,000. A curious accident huooened to locomotive near Rutland the other day, one of its driving wheels becoming loose and rollimg down an embankment. No damage was dono, and by disoonnocting nun sine ma engne was able to go on Geo. Church for several voars ono ot the proprietors of tha old St. Albnns Demoorut, diod ai St. Albans lust w.wk. Rev 8. F. Calhoun ha? been installed pastor of tbe Conirret'aiiouul church in Orwell. - - -,. - Work upon ihe North church at Sl Johnshuryisbeinghastcnod sothatit may oh reaay lor inn deification, which has been fixed for February 22. The second general show of tho Wide Awaie poul try club of St. Johnsbury opened yostur-pay. It is stated that the St. J ihnsburv and Lake Cham plain railroad will u-ln the 8600.000 lately obtained by a mortgage ol the road to extend it from S.vanton lo House s Point, where a cotineetiou can be ma Id wih Ogdensburg. New Hampshire. David Siiles of Lvmletioro was kill,.,! Monday by tho cars nt a railroad cross ing it. is supposed be had his hnul tied up on account of ihe sovere cold, and did not hem- ihe whistle. The willow of Tho mas Itm-i-nuTo ..r Pittstield oommittai suicide. Friday by hanging herself with a skein of yam Capt John Adams, nj-ed 9 J. tho nl,l,.t resident of Newing. on and an nncln of 1 resident John Ada-u-. has imt ,11-h Tbe houe of William 8 Plija ..t Compton has been burned ; loss $1700 uninsured. The coroner's inan8t on th hrni of the Struff ird county poor-house how mat lor two montlis water had been hau led front the river, that there wors six wells and three cis'erns on tho ormis9 only two of which were used, that there were two hre-extinguiahers which had not boon charged since vear airo W Au gust, and thai there wore no put-) or uiiuacm iu uie uau. The Burlington Ueoe.iw is no-diivoin its statement that thn otrico of Governor was contracted to Col. J. B. Mead this year and he withdrew in fayor of Farn bam, on condition that the latter should prevent his being disturbed in hi son. erintendoncy of agriculture. Poor M-ad finds that not all that is sold was A.Mv- ered. Gov. Head was a bard worker a I the recent fire in Wilton holninir haul the engine and working .at the brakes for two hours along with the bovs. Massachusetts. Edward Junks, a voiinir man livinir wuu uis iauiar aoout iwo tlllloe Irom tne village of North Brookdold. ooinaiiturf uicido Monday aftornoon by Wowing bis brains out with a shot gun. He has been a drinking fellow, but of lato yours hai tried to reform. He was 32 vears old. W. G. Hawes of Boston, dealer in fancy goods, who recently failed, an nounces bis liabilities as 117,996 and his assetts $31,851, and can offer onlv 25 per cent secured. Benjamin Havden of Marlboro loft town Friday during a heavy snow-storm to walk to his father's house two miles away, and has not been. seen since. The shoe factory at Brockioa. owned DOMESTIC. A San Marcial dispatch reports seven men murdered and one woman abducted by the Apaches, other murders have been committed and troops and citizens are in pursuit. Five men burned to death in a railroad accident at Oswego N. x. cc Ramsey's brother, J. C Ramsey, has committed suicide. Several railroad accidents occurred in the lake region last week, owing to the dense log. A brick tnotory in t;nioa- go was bu'ned last Friday, doing $74, 000 damage and injuring several tire- men and polioemen. Rev. Edward Purcell, brother of Archbishop Purcell died Friday The Egyptian ohelink nas been securely erected at Hew lork The bodies of seven of the victims of a Utah avalanche have been recover ed. Snow slides in Idaho have buried 17 persons, all but four of whom were rescued. Henry A (Hebard, clerk in the internal reveue department at San Francisco, has been arrested for embezzle ment. Resolutions against theCbinese treaty were defeated in tne California Senate Monday. New Mexico Indi ans murdared five miners and three stage drivers last week. Smallpox prevails frightfully at Bnrsimis Canada Texas has electod Gov. Maxey to the United States Senate, West Virginia J N. Cam den. Chicago has 15 new cases of small pox. Tha bread malady has also broken out in tbe Fort Madison (la.) penitentiary. Chicago almost bad a riot Tuesday night, the Irish citizens he being enraged because Mayor Harrison refused lo sign land league resolutions m hn official capacity, though be bad expressed strong sympathy with tbe muvmemenu lie was booted ana anal ly bustled out of the hall. The telegraph his reported 35 suicides in the first three weeks of tbe year. A large nu ntx-r of there wete suicides of persons of local prominence, tbe cause in nearly every case being financial em barrassment. Specalation and extrava gance are again sowing tbe sure seed of disaster and death, as in years before the panic. 1 be old familiar round w being run again a buoyant market in which great fortunes are maiie. one great ena aolidatkn af'er another, and is their wake this man and that fall out ruined, ! Be firnt drop of tbe coming storm. I oy airs, aiureus noimes anil occuuic by Albert Ftlllerton, was burned yester day. Mrs. Holmes's loss is'about $1500, partially insured, Mr. Fullerton's $1200 insured for $600. An infant child of John Fine of Eaaton was smothered Monday while wrapped uu on us motner s lap J. A. Thomas a oaroenter aged 65. was instantly killed at Springfield Wed nesday by falling through an elevator from a second story. Connecticut Baslle Bouquet of Arlington, a Erench man, tells a frightful storv about anek'h bor named Jack Neiligan enticing him into his cellar and trying to kill him with an ax, after filling him with liquor He bIso reported that two mn, Daniel Carter and William Stewart, who disap peaieu iiom Arlington some time ago, have been chopped up and burned by Neiligan in bis cellar. The affair created much excitement, but investiga tion fails to furnish any proof of the irutu oi Bosquet s story, aud he is sup poseu io do insane. Mrs. Harriot E. Wheeler of Cornwall nas Been ueiu in simni nonifs lor arson in burning her husband's hou,e. She was criminally intimate with a man named Baldwin and Says that he threat- ensd lo kill her if she did not burn the bouse. Both persons have hitherto been considered respectable. H. P. Fowler, one of the men iniured at the explosion in Bridgeport a short time ago, is dead, making tbe second victim. Maine. The mad dog which recently kicked up surd a rumpus in school al Cumber land Cen-er. is said to have bean made by eating of a heifer that had died of nydropboiba, and, as a lot of o her dogs also ate ol it, the villagers are killing every one tbey see. A man in Pownol is said to be sick with hydrophobia. Elliot is considerably excited over tbe discovery of an alleged gold mine there pecimens nave a-saved ca pur ton in gold and silver, and acorn pany has begun mining operations. TheJonci family at Winthrop, Me, po were poisoned with arsenic, are re covering. How the poison was admin istered is a mystery. North and South. 1 KA-ltKHKI. H IDKA WHAT Till SOIM IIKHN I'KOPI.K 1UIK SlIKKKIIKn AND TIIKII1 kX CI.SB Foil 1NTOI.KKANCK A.VO HKUTIONA L 1SM AN KI.OUI1KST P1.KA FOH KBIONI'II. IATION. Surely the war-fever has siilllclcntly cooicti ana even Urn tar greater irritation growing out of that saddest of blunders, rreonsi ruction, is siilllclcntly allayed to al low well-meaning people to discuss their niisiinilcrstatitliiigs mid differences in spirit of mutual kindness and respect. It caning he left to the politicians. Tlioy us a ciass iiiniier n. rscctlonul wrangling Is iiic srocK-in-irane wun many of them. De stroy it and their occupation would he taken from them. Of the same race, pro fessing u common religion, and now with no diflurctices in our institutions, why should the unhappy differences that havo so long destroyed the harmony at times the peace of our country be continued f Simply Iu order that some selfish men should secure ollice by keeping alive and fomenting these differences that should bo buried out ot sight. Need wo refer to the last national election I What a stream of abuse was poured out on tho South. The soul hum peoplo were by many held up to the Bcom of the world as tho very foes of human nature In all this conduct, so dis graceful to those who took part in it, the most prominent ot northern political preach ers reached the climax of vulgarity and brutality by Baying in a noliticul sneeoh In New York city: "The South should be quarantined (politically) until the smell of yellow lever and black vomit havo left it. " Are southern people to be greatly blamed If tlioy are indignant at such treatment f At a distance can they know that such senti ments are not approved of by tlio great mass of good people at the North 1 Thcv do groat injustice to the northern people. 1 no tune must inevitably come when well- meaning people North and South will bet ter understand each other. It is no small comfort to feel assured that much of the wrong the South has suffered has resulted from a misinformed and misguided philan thropy, for this fact gives assurance that with fuller knowledge and correct informa tion these noble impulses will be first to rectify any wrong. in order to a genuine rcconci hat on it is needful that the people of the North and South should have a better opinion of each other. They must have more confidence n and respect for each other. I now de sire the peace and harmony of the whole country, not simply because being indi soluhly bound together, concord is essential aud most of all needful to the Soutli, but because l love the whole country and sin. cerely desire its welfare. I have no nrin ciples to retract, no humble Die to eat. and yet 1 am now satisfied that it is best for the future of the whole country that the Lnion should have been preserved. LtiKind treatment of well-intentioned am well-behaved people from the North in the South litis been the exception. But are there not many excuses for the southern people if they did not cordially welcome lonuern people just alter the war f Con mur men- circumstances. Tliev were smarting with defeat, sitting amid the ruins oi ineir londest hopes, for which they had perueu everything, bereaved of loved ones and overwhelmed with poverty. Worst of all, when the war ended their bitterest tri als but commenced. Consider the charac ter of many who hastened South and with the passage of the reconstruction measures became conspicuous. By that saddest of Dimmers, reconstruction, the whole fabric i society was inverted. In manv Ktatcs civilization, so tar us government was con cerned, was overthrown, and ignorance led uy uiipniicipiea adventurers reveled in a carnival of vice and crime. I am sure I use no ngurc of speech in savins I can con celvo of no greuter curse neither famine. nor pestilcace, nothing with which God atllicts a sinning and sinful people more ureutiiui man llie governments of the re construction era in many southern States. Bear in mind, too, that many of these gov ernments were upheld by United States bayonets long alter they would have fallen to pieces ot their own rottenness and corrup tion but for such support. The southern people felt all these horrors infinitely more than all the sufferings and losses of the war. Some thought all this suffering uncalled ior aim ine greatest tolly. Many unfortu nately, though not unnaturally, believed nicy were deliberate v intended as a hnmil. -non ana punishment. It can easily be 9veasuy me speecues or 'many nepuou irfis in Congress at the time these measures were under discu siou that it was so in tended by some. It was mainly intended as a party measure. But how selfish and cruel to thrust on the ignorant and incxpe rienced power that tlioy could not possibly use wisciy, and thus inevitably bring suf fering and misery on themselves and all concerned. What would he thought of parents who gave bowie-knives and loadei Lo&st News. Thk reasons why polygamy in Utah noes unpunished are given by l: strict Attorney Van Zile, in a letter to the Chi cago Inter Ocean. The law of Congress is so-drawn that before there ran tie a conviction for b'cauiv the prosecuting oltieers must prove bo h marria'es, and hat the second marriage has been sol emnized within three vears. Public sen- mcnt in Utah is in favor of polvsamv. and five-sixths of the people are Mor nians, and as tbe polygamous raarriaires lake place only in the presence of Mor mons, it is almost iniio9sip!e to procure witne-ws of them, in trials that have peen bad Mormans have suffered im nritionment for contempt of court rather than testify, though many of them do not hesitate to aear falsely in cases of pnwecution for this offence, believing hat it is llieir duty to do so. tor these nd other reasons, prosecutions for pig- amy are ineflective. Tin French loss of men in the Franco- iVussitAn aar is put bv a French econo- mit. ii de Fovdle, m ho baa access to of- ial record. ai 13S.S71 dead and 143.- tH wounded ; the German at 46,4'. dead and 127.107 wounded. Tbe bws in our own war. both sides taken together was about twice this. pistols as playthings to their children ? wouia nave been inr better to nave given, as tha South in preference urged, military governments instaad. It would have been far better to have tried the leaders, and if found guilty hung and bauished enough to nave anayeu suspicion and apprehension, and given tne remainder a real citizenship. untrainmeled by either a mass of ignorant and inexperienced sultragists or by coutin ucd abuse and distrust. Now is it strange that under these cir cumstances of intense suffering southern people did not meet northern people with open arms as a rule f That mistakes were sometimes made, and that whilst the land was afflicted with a swarm of political vain pires who were draining its life blood, un- kindness was sometimes shown to those who did not deserve such treatment is to be expected. I am sure it was exceptional and not ontinued when the character of the psrson became known. I think that the irritations growing out of the results of reconstruction were the cause of tbe un kuidness referred to is proved by the treat ment of northern people in Virginia, where not so injurious. Gilbert C. Walker, a northern man and federal soldier, was elect ed governor. When his term expired he ran for Congress and secured the nomina tion, getting ten to one for his competitor, a guntleinan of the highest character and a distinguished confederate officer, and at the end of his term was re-elected nem. con. Gen., W. F. Bartlett of Massachusetts, who commanded a negro brigade at the "crater" July 80, 18114, settled in Richmond, Va., in 1872, and writing home shortly after ward said : "Betore we had been here a month we found ourswlves overwhelmed with cordiality, kindness and hospitality by the nicest people here. " Several of the alumni of Harvard col lege are setting up a subscription to put a portrait of Mr. Haves a Memori al ball. Cam bridge, with those of John nnci juim v'ancy Adams, wno were the only three of tbe presidents who took tbe degree of L. L. B., in regular course at Cambrdge. They invited Charlei A Dana, editor of the Hew York Son, to subscribe to tbe object and hu refused in this trenchant war: I declne to join in such a subscription. I am not willing to do anything that may be design ed or construed as a compliment to Mr. Hayes, or that may recognise nis tenure of the exi-cutive oflice at Washington as anything other than an event of dishonor. He was not chosen president. He was defeated in the election ; and then a band of conspirators, Mr. Hayes himself eon spiring and conniving with them, setting aside tbe Con titution and the law, and making n-e of forgery, perjuT, and false counting, secured for him possession of of the preddency to which another bad been elected; and when be bad got pos- I session of it, hit moat sedulous care was to repay with ofBcia and emolument those authors, managers, and agents of the conspiracy to whom he bad been chiefly indebted for its infamous accea. Sooner than honorably commemorate such an event or do public homage ta such a man, I beg you, gentlemen, with your own bands first to destroy tbe portraits of John Adams and John Qoincy Adams in Memorial Hall, and men to rase to tbe ground the Hall it-self. Looal Notes anct Ooss.p. The telegraph wire along the narrow gauge is now all si'ruiig t i Londonderry. Th it "mild spell" which Vennor pre dieted about tbcsu days doesn't seem to put in an uiipeiirain e. Yankee guessing could bent lum. Rev. M. II. Ibirris spent several days in town this week. R v. E. W. Whilnny lectin-, ,1 Ht Lud low 'i'uesdu evening. An inquisitive fellow counted just 309 "thank you inarms" in flu. road between hero and Mai Ihoro Toesdav. Mrs. F. G. Howe will be the contralto Soloist at tho fair days' musical conven tion ut Koulli Royal ton m xt week. The other soloi-ts come frnin Boston. "The Work of Life," is the subject of Rev. li. W. Wbi nev's lecture to vnnn people next Sund iy ni :ht. The ItUKOitMKIi oflice did once have an owl. But il ''took wing and rlew nwav" just ono week before llie i'hasnix an nounced Its arrival. However the old gai did remarkably w.-ll this time. She is generally anywhere from one lo thn e in in lis, msteud of u week, behind time with her news. The ltctnres of the citizens' course huve 1 1 1 u h fur avera.ed to be more in. structive and thoiiL'thful thun those of any ' bureau course," which cost tlOO or $200 a night. There have been ouiv one or two this winter or law, to which any man however wi 11 read might not profit ably lis'en. Why will not the people turn out? Last week a "wa ch-cliain" swindler played it on a merchant at Winooski. and on Saturday the swindler, who gave his name as James Mead, was arrested iu Rutland and brought to Burlington and lodged in jail uudr $200 bonds. Is ho tbe Hame one who victimised the Bellows F.dls jeweller? At the annual meeting of the Connec ticut River railroad corporation, held last week, the old bo.ird of officers was chos en, with ihe exception of Silas M. Waite. whose place was filled by the election of Hon. Frederick Billings' of Woodstock. Mits Addie Reed sailed this week to take a position for thre - years in a young ladies' seminary at Gr..freinet, South Africa. She will make brief stops at Loudon and Edinburgh on her way. I. N. Choynski, the antiouuri.m book seller of San Francisco, Cab, bus ordered 1000 copies of the scln ol reader, "Gord Behaviour, published by Cheney & Clapp of this village. Mr.-. Elizabeth Thomp son, the New York ph lunthropist, like wise orders some 1200 copies for the South. A meeting of the creditors of L. H. Wilcox, buikrupt, is being held in Judge Tyler's c-fiice to day. There seems to be a controversy over the validity of a chat tel mortgage executed by tho debtor a short time befon- he was petitioned in o in olvi ncy, to Jedediab Stark. The rumor current that Mrs. E. N. Johnson, who was taken to the asylum re cently, had been released, the authorities pronouuetug her entirely sane, is untrue. She is still there, and Dr. Draper says she is unquestionably crazy, whether the jeal ousy that drove her so is justified or not. One malier thn new board of bailiffs should not neglect. Maj. Wales lust summer louned the narrow gauge people quite a quantity of bo-e from tbe fire de partment. Instead of returning it "in a frw days," as agreed, it w -is kept out-doors for several we-ksand then not prober v Cared for when return, il. There is no quesiion thut it is r-oniewnat damuged, iiioiign now mucn it is iiniiossible to de termine iu the pre-eut im'y stale of feel inir. Whatever is fair and" right tha rail road fo'ks sliO'ild be compelled to div. and no more delay nor trifling should be allowed. The receipts of the liriittieboro post- office duriim 1880 were f 11042. .if which $7S:tSwasfor 22fi,,'i(l9 stamps, $2283 for tf3,000 envelopes, and $920 ior 02,000 pos tal curds, l aid out on o403 money or- lers $211,708, 54 and received $22,153,09 on 1941 orders issued. Registered letters handled0023 (to 6142 in 1S79J of which nuinber3437 were delivered here, 5S1 more than the previous vear. Taking tbe m lil count of the week ending Dec 7ih,as a basis, 942,8114 letters und cards naswed throoih Ihe office liurimr the 3'Osr, of which :it-t,lM4 originated here. This is the distributing point for the- mail of 44 o dices in this and adjoining counties, 24 pouches and from 4 to 12 p-ipur sucks, being dispa'ciie.l, aud 2i) pouches and 8 sucks received daily. 4 4 4 4 i 5 4 4 li 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 5 511 444 4- i . 5 It 5 it 441 438 to the conclusion better than good While several other countries are pre paring to send out expeditions in 80810!. of the North pole Italy propose to look sr llie Djutn pole. An Italian w baler will aoon start oa a voyage of reooa DoistaBee, and the main expedition will ail next year. Tbi value of the breadstuff exported from this country in ltWO was .t4,0S3, 433 greater than in 157. The following csores were made Sa;ur tv by members of the Short Itance Rifle Club at Oak Grove Range. Woo l, 4 6 4 4 4 6 4 Lumlt, b ft 5 4 Howu, 4 4 4 S Daley. 4 4 4 5 Kniirrtt, 8 S 6 5 Haiitioa, 4 5 4 4 Barnes, a 4 8 When a man comes that poor whiskey water he is to lie pit ied indeed. "Marriage Malaria" is the new disease in Brattleboro just now, and it is said to he very contagious. Girls look out I North Adams gets a revenue of nine thousand dollars a year, for liquor licences und statistics show less drunkenness and crime resulting therefrom, than under the old constabulary law. Under the old law, three thousand dollars worth of liquor, or tuff, would pay a profit to the dealer, of about ten thousand dollars. Under the license law, the liquor is improved in qual ity, and there are no unlicensed places that presume to sell. The narrow gauge runs an extra train into Brattleboro and back today, for the benefit of those who wish lo attend the concert tonight. John Wood who has been doing bag gage work at tbe depot for tbe last 14 years, has been made night operator in the telegraph oflice, beginning bis new work last Monday. Edinnnd Ca rey takes bis old place. It is reported that the Texas and Rio Grande railroad company have sent a check for $10,000 as a present to Mrs. W. H. Greenwood of Dummereton, whose his ban 1 1 was mudrered while in the employ of thai company in Mexico last summer. The sons and daughters of Vermont bad their eighth annual reunion at Hor ticultural Hall. Worcester, Tuesday even ing of last week. Ira G. Blake, presi dent of tbe association called the com pany lo order with a brief address. Rev. M. H. Harris made tbe prayer, Ex-May or Clark Jillaon made a speech, and Miss Marie Rosalie sang the eomedv The Vermont farmer." written bv Mr. Blake for the ocoiwioo. The Reformer did an unintentional injustice last week in reporting Mosea Deyo, as piesent at the drunken ansl beastly rumpus at Wm Trended s. He declares that be never et t in inside the premises. Two of bis sons, however were among the crowd, aud ibe mistake arose from our reporter being informed that one of their names was Moees, which was a mistake. In this ease it is the sins of the sons which are visited on tbe father's head. Edward Edwards brought suit against Charles Hale of Maalooro to recover for repairs made upon defendants buggy in 79, which was tried Wednesdav before Judge Tyler as Justice. Plaintiff claim ed that h i was to receive fur repairs $29 and for the painting $10 and that he took ash lumber end wood of defandant o tbat there was a balance due of $18. That defendant accepted tbe job and never made any complaint till about X months ago. All of which defendant admitted save tbat be claimed that tbe wagon was painted contrary to bis ex pres order. But defendant claimed tbat he sboald not be compelled to pay for the job because plaintiff had appro priated some ash plank before delivery, tbat tbe repairs were not made in a workmanlike manner and that the axle were changed by plaintiff when be mad the repair, and proved by himself, his son. and son-in-law, the change bad beea made. Plaintiff and the blacksmith who did tbe ironing swore tbat tbe ax les ware not changed. Tbe judge aatd tbat aa defendant bad need lite wagoa so long without complaining that he most render judgment against him, notwith standing bit recent claims. K. W. Stoddard - for plaintiff. Haakina aud Good now for oVfendant.