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" Let all the ends thou aimest at be thy Country's, thy God's, and Truth's."
BRATTLEBOR'O, VT., April 11, 1884.
5 cents a Copy.
No. 35.
: Pres.dent of Middlcbury College.
Cyrus Hamlin was 1xm In Watterford, Me.
' Jm. 5, 1811. His father was twin brother of
.Vice - President Hamlin's father. Ho was fitted
for college under Rev. Charles Soule at Bridg
ton academy. His memory Is fresh among his
college contemporaries for strength of charac-
(L tor, calm energy, unflinching courage, and un-
V questionable Christian devotion. And so the
'Youth was remarkably father of the man. He
graduate from Bangor Theological Scminaay
v " and was appointed by the American Board, to
k the work of Christian education in Turkey. He
was married to Miss Henrietta Jacksen of Por-
- set In this state.
Ho thus entered upon a work which gave him
' a name to be remembered among the philan
thropists, and banefactors of his race. His skil
aud courage in thwarting the Jesuit French and
.Russian intrigues ana the final triumphant
establishment of Robert collego on the Bospbo-
rus, his intervention and personal efforts on be
' half of the sanitary of tho hospital and camp at
Letttare In the Crimean war, his labors on be
half of equal and higher education iu Turkey,
ItU constitute a rare chapter in the history of
; missions.
Dr. Hamlins connection with the American
Board ceased when bs efforts for Rot.ert Col
lege began in 18G0. He had visited his native
land twice in furtherance of this great object
- and on a third visit was engaged in special cf-
; forts to increase its endowments, when tho ap
proaching Russlo - Turkish war and the un
- certainty of all Eastern affairs making further
efforts useless he accepted an invitation to tho
Professorship of Systematic Theology in the
( seminary at Banger, which he held three years,
ntil his election to the presidency of Middle-
bury College in 1880.
r',j. Whdo student Mr. ilamiin' published
various review qrtfcals on "Some at' tiio Errors
of Medical Philosophy", on "The Ancient
Limits of tho Negro Race", on "The Prospects
j of "Western and-Central Africa", and on "Phil
losophy and Science as Auxilary to Missions".
In the mission work he translated "Uphain's
Mental philosophy", Way land's Moriil Science"
and some other text books into the Armenian
' language, lie was also the author of a work on
"Protistantisra vs. Popery" mid of numerous
tracts called for by the times.
In this country he has published a work en-
-. titled "Among the Turks" besides verious lec
tures and discourses. Those on Protection and
Pree Trade have had a wide circulation.
In 1831, he received from Bowdoin College
the degree of I). D. and of L L. D. in 1880,
' From Harvard University D. 1). in 18G1, and
from the University of New York L L. T. in
Mixed Those linbies Up.
l.Fr om the Burlington Clipper. J
Tho idea has prevailed somewhere that if
Judge Poland retired at the end of his term
Gen Grout would 13 allowed to take his
place without a murmur from anyone, but there
is a prospect of other entries in tho race. Wash-
. ington county has a favorite son in the person
of Will Dillingham. Windom county has a
whole hive of them at Brattleboro, one at
Woodstock and others in various localities. It
is reported that George' Hooker probably the
favorite son of Windham, will make a big fight
for the nomination with an excellent backing.
Then there is Jim Martin, Kitt Haskius, Tyler,
Estey, Fuller and a host of others who are
' always hungry. Taking all this into considera
tion the prospect is good for some dog-day
weather this summerr
The lenuent lu Vermont.
Tlio next legislature should do two things ut
least : abolish the grand jury and side judges.
If it is necessary that two men should be made
"Honorable'' every two years, let the legislature
designate souicltody to issue diplomatic to this
effect. JBurlington Clipper.
A couple of Caledonia clips : Tyler is a light
weight to 1 sure, but we never heard that lio
sold rum lor a living. speaker Martin
savs he won't go to Chicago anywhere. So Col
J. J. Estey, a far man is spoken of.
Poland should be retnrncd to congress, yet w
opine such will not be the case. Grant buys bis
own cigars, is up early in the morning and a
good fellow generally and keeps good natured
over kicks and cuffs second to no man iu this
commonwealth and if returned will prove an
obliging aud elllctcnt congressman. (Kx
We should be pleased to see the name of
Major N. P. Bowman, of St. Johnsbury, place
upon the Democratic state ticket as lieutenant
coventor. He is a man well known through
out northern Vermont, and if his name is place
before tbe convention we predict lor turn a
strong following. Let Caledonia county speak
and not keep silent when sho lias a man who
could fill the position so well. Danville North
Gleanings Anions the School oftlie Stnte.
North Pom fret school district No. 4 has
elected H. A. Vatighan committee ; A. O. Snow
clerk; H.W. Colbiim collector.
East Pomfret has voted 32 weeks school, 10
in the summer mid fall terms and 12 in winter
term. Tax 30 cents.
- Pcrkinsville votes 33 weeks school and elect
as prudential committee, A. L. Mnrdtnj clerk
end treasurer. M. J. Blxbv: .collector. A. r
Billings. Tax ten cents with a discount If paid
before July 1st. :,
North Tnnbrldgo district No. 11 has voted to
raise 17 cents on tne cionnr, and ro repair uio
school house. District No. 4 bids board on for
$1.40 per week to G. II. Avery ; wood bid off
iv J. H. Alex, at 73 cents ner cord : raised .i;
cents on the dollar. -
At Shelhourn tho con.uitteoolected l.i Ih
school districts ore as follows : No. 1, Lyinnii
Hodgman; No. 2, Alphonso W. isstubrooi.s
No. 3. Ahnon Boutwell: No. 4. Myron Ordwuy
No. 5, John P. Turner? No. 6, Mr Webb; No,
7. Andrew L. Pinner. Districts voted to sue
tain from 21 to 30 weeks of school ; some hav
two, others three terms, the coming year.
At Norwich tho names of the prudential coin
mitteo In tbe different school districts arc as fol
lows : No. 1. Albert I ve : Ko, 3, frank Bragg
No. 5. Wavno Johnson t No. 7 Hiram Sargent,
Julius Waterman, Hersey Kendall ; No. 8, Dr
Paine, Thotford. (lures summer scnooi;) jmo.u,
Orson Sargent; No. 11, James Bingham ; No,
14. W. II. Hutchinson: JNo. lu, Atiei iiicitnoii
No. 17. Itansom Slack ; No. 19, T. J. Blanch
aid: No. 20. W. N. Urandall. district o,
voted to have no schools. The teachers for the
summer are Mrs Hattio Van Cor, north district
iu the village, where she has taught for tho past
two years ; Miss Auce wye on tue river; ixiiss
Annie Matthews iu the Bicknell; Miss Annie
Nye in the Sproat. Tbe amount of money
drawn bv tbe tbe scliool districts is nere given
No. 1 , $87 ; No. 2, $29; No. 3, 17 ; No. 0, $23
No, 6, $26 ; No. 7, $03 ; Ko. 8, $37 ; JNO. , $ftl )
No. 10, $32; No. 11, $38; No. 12, 42; No. 13,
$26; No. 14, $30; No. IS, $31; No. 17, $4U
No. 19, $33 ; No. 20, $43.
District No. 12 at Tyson Furnace has made
choice of W. Parker committee ; A. F. Hnbbard
clerk aud treasurer and Geo Merrill collector,
District No. 2 elects as clerk. Samuel Dix : com
mittee. E. B. Patiidge; treasurer, Parker
Boynton; collector, Warren Bailey; auditor,
E. B. Patndge. Voted to have tirree terms ot
school, two of eight and one of twelve weeks,
and to raise money enougn to pay expenses
South Reading elects Elwin II. Hound, clerk ;
prudential committee Alonzo Hoyt ; treasurer,
Justin Davis; collector, JS. W. Goddard; au-
ditor, Alfred Watkins. Voted to have thlrtv-
two weeks school, and raise 10 cents on n dol
At Felchville it was voted to hold thirty-two
weeks scliool and raise o cents on tno j-raiid
list. Oflicsrs elected : Clerk, C. N. Hook ; au
ditor. D. I'. Sawver; collector, Francis Me-
grath ; committee, O. S. Ilolden.
Braintrce district No. 8 and ltandolph dis
trict No. 12 havo voted 6 months school and a
tax ot 20 per cent. Officers : Clerk and treas
urer, Frank 11. Cleveland ; prudential commit
tee, J. B. Wells ; collector, Lyman Hutchinson ;
auditor, W. B. Hibbard ; wood inspector, C. J.
Bass. .
Rutland chooses for village achool officers ;
President, J. J. 11. Randall ; secretary, P. M.
Meldon; trustee, ward 2, Kockwood Barrett;
trustee, ward 4, Orlaudo Wooster; collector,
Geo Willis; treasurer, Henry F. Field; au
ditor, J. A. Sheldon; committeo on text books,
. t . waiter, J. ju. iianranan.
Chelsea has elected throe prudential commit
tees in tho several districts : District No. 1.
Jolin Blakcly; No. 2, S. N. Goss; No. 3, It.
Kennedy ; No. 4, A. W. Moore; No. 6, S. Mc
Allister; ino. o, j. Acnenuan; ino. i, vn
lard Grant ; No. 8, Edwin Stone ; No. !), Ly
man Sprague; No. 10, C. S. George; No. 11,
Austin v ard; JNo. 13, i-.ason Miutoon; iso. 10,
Charles Bacon; No. 17. Hamilton Dearborn;
No. 18, G. B. Roberts.
In district No. 4, East Barnard tho current
expenses for tho past year havo been 19.8.83.
Otlicers elected for the present year : Clerk, C.
E. Black ; prudential committee, Edward Mill-
treasurer, Isaac Graves ; collector, w. w
AVebb. Tax voted, 30 cents.
District No. 2, Bethel, elects: Clerk, A. J.
Marsh; treasurer, N. H. Wallace; collector,
Edwin Morse. Voted to raise 20 cents on the
District No. 3 elected as clerk, Fred Arnold ;
prudential committee, J. J. Wilson. G. J. Wal-
ace, JSatban Parker; treasurer and collector,
Nelson Ellison. It was voted Xf have 3(5 weeks
of school and to raise a tax of 20 cents.
(lucchce district No. 3 has no indebtedness
and over $100 in its treasury. Officers : Pru
dential committee, B. K. Wright; treasurer,
U. T. Williams ; collector, Asa Kuss ; auditor,
Jonn I'orter; ciern, a. x . sisco. ,
Hartford village schools have commenced
witli the old board of teachers, and tho success
of the schools for tue past four or live years
under the same teachers speaks well for tho
present year.
Bradford village, at their annual school meet
ing, elected H. A. Winship prudential comnrt-
tee. District No. 2, north end of village, elected
John H. Watson prudential committee. Brad
ford Academy and Union High School elected
ll. u. nay prudential committeo who is chair
man of committee. It was voted to have 37
weeks scliool in the academy tho ensuing year;
to raise $1000 for support of said school ; bal
ance in treasurer's hands, $31.27. The acad
emy has received unnually from scholars out-
sido of the district, for the last five ye ars, from
to sgisuu tuition.
thing they can - carry homo and use in their
schools, let tho otitsldo public be given some
thing to arouso them to tho importance of fos
tering our schools, lot wlso and far-seeing plans
lie inaugurated and persistently pushed and then
our schools will grow.
The minim! meeting of the town superin
tendents of Windsor County, was held at
Woodstock Court House on Tuesday with a
representation from half of the El town of the
County. Principal W. 11, Sanderson of Wood
sock wits ro-clccted socretary, and tho regular
business qf preparing question for teachers, ex
amination In arithmetic, grammar, geography,
history and civiul government, was transacted
besides arranging fur an oral examination up
on physiology, in addition the ordinary oral
examinations. Other general matters parlain
lug to the school wore discussed with (i view to
niiifoiminity of action of the different superin
tendents throughout tho county. . Hs. -,'.
Professor E. If. High formerly of Midtrle
bitry College, who has been in Europo since
Septemlier, 1882, most of tho timo in Gormanyt
is expected to arrive home some time in April
Professor Higlv. it is under stood, wtll devote
himself hereafter wholly to music. Ifo has
been engaged as organist of one of -the lending
churches in Worcester, Mass. . .
Windsor high school boys have fitted up a
gymnasium in the basement of tho old town,
The Faculty of Dartmouth College hive an
nounced the following students' choson after
competitive speaking, to compete for the Rol
lins and Morse prizes for oratory at Commence
ment: K. Howard, Adrian, Mich. ; J. M. Hul
bert, I.yndonvllle, Vt. ; G. D, Lord Limmlng
ton Maine, Juniors ; C. W. Bates, Leominster,
Mass.; R. Hovey, Washington D. C; L.
Leigh, Jr., Hullowell, Maine, Sophomores ; B.
J. Simcox, Albany, N. Y.; J, P. Tucker, Bos
ton, Mass.; F. A. Wood, Lowell, Mass. .
' At the first meeting of the sonior class, at
Goddard seminary, tlio following officers were
elected: President, F. W. Dnrkce; vice-president,
F. E. VanDcnsen; secretary, Jennie
Perry; treasurer, Lena Moorcroft. The sec
ond meeting was held Weducsday evening,
April 2, and the class honors awarded as fol
lows : Salutatory, F. E. Van Deuscn ; valedic
ftrv, O. IC. Holl'ister; class chronicles, Kato J.
Campbell; class hymn, Florence Powers. -
Of ICiMcliiMMlnx A Vevr of tho Great Schema!
ot imiir und Imluatry Now Under
A now bill to incorporate a company to build
the Ends' ship railway across the Isthmus of
Tcliuaiircpec has been introduced in the senate.
The work has bocn delayed for lack of tho
$50,000,000 capital required, hut Cuptaln Eads
believes tho money cnnlie raised if the United
States government will guarantee a return o(
two por cent semi-annually upon tho par rahto,
of tho bonds of tho company for 15 yoars. He'
docs not ask that this guarantee should tako
effect until the practicability of th ship railway
lias been tested by the transportation over it of
loaded vessels of r.ot less than (5000 tons wolght
nt a spe?d averaging not less than six miles an
hour. . . ,-. - y
The cutting of a ship canal across Capo Uod
is now in progress. The distance ucrjDes from
the point at wlih-h tiia work is being carried on
is but one and n half miles, and the cost is esti
mated at $1,000,000. By tills passage, the pres
ent shortest distance; bstwcen New York and
Boston, 330 miles, will b3 diminished by 90
miloe, and' the present longest distance, 380
miles, will be lessened by 1tf miles, besides a
a great saving in time and risks Ih travel and
transportation. : - - i
' A canal to unite the Baltic with the North
sea is soon to be commenced. It will be 69
miles long, and will permit tho passage of the
largest ships at all hours of tide ill both direc
tions. It will be controlled by Germany and
will enable her men of war to avoid the perilous
passage of the "Belt" which at present is im
peded by Denmark's coast batteries. Com
merce will also lie benefitted by , Its construc
tion. ' " ' - ' ;
A )iii.l has been presented in the New York
legislature asking au appropriation ( money to
aid in the construction of a number of canals
connecting tho great sonth bay of Long Island
with the bays eastward of Westhftmpton, thus
furnishing it navigable channel from Far Rock
away to Sag Harbor and Greenport, a distance
of 75 miles. The entire south shore of the Is
land, it is calculated, would be vastly bene
fitted by it. i -
A I'AiiTv of capitalists are prosecuting the re
clalmation of the northern nart of tlie Florida
everglades, and have sovoral thousand acres nn
des cultivation. They expect to reclaim $1,000,.
000 acres ol this land.
Tiigub Is a project to flood a portion of tho
Sahara desort In which is u depression covering
60,000 sntiara miles, and understood to b3 sepa
rated only 12 miles from the seashore, and to
extend to tho vicinity of Timbuctoo on ths
south. By permission of the Boy of Tunis the
French government re to cut through this 12
miles barrier separating the desort from tlio
Mediterranean, an the work will, It ii stated,
Boonbe wmnisncodon tho bordor of Tripoli.
The Cost of tho work is estlmaftd at $30,000,000
or thereabouts, and it Is claimed the sncces of
the project would open to commerce and civili
zation a region containing some $200,000,000
inhabitants who have now no means of com
munication with tho world save by caravan.
Dokh it look now a If there couldn't but oiw
papor livo in Greenfield i Thore never was a
better opening for brains, pluck and enterprise
thnn there lias liecn here for years past. Since
its first issue thoro never was a shadow of doubt
that the ItEFOUMKtt Had come to stay, but wo
confess that the way it has been sweeping the
field for tho past few months, U something un
expected. It is a succoss unpi-ecedniited in the
country journalism of New England.
. A lo I lit U be Considered.
From tbe St Johualmry Caledonian.
Tho Nichols managers are rednced to a pretty
narrow field when the only objection they can
bring against Col Pingrco'is that he is not capa
ble of filling the office of govemor. This kind
of talk may do for the machine followers on the
west Bido of the mountain, but over hero, whore
ho is known, ft won't go down any' bettor than
with tho state senators and maiiy representa
tives, who havo known him ns a presiding ofll-car.-
At any rate, according to tho Rkfohmkk,
"ho doesn't belittle and degrade himself by ac
cepting free passes, and he hasn't been the ser
vant of corporate rings iu any kind of work.''
And it may also be presumed that Samuel E.
PIngrec doesn't sell rum.
GeorglS Campbell, Hopkinsvllle, Ky., says :
Burdock Blood Bitters Is the best preparation
for the blood and stomach ever manufactured.
QOorimuiy has Increased Its best crop in ten
yean fro 11 3,009,'K)t) to 8,300,000 tons.
Tho Arknium Republicans hold their state
convention, Tuosday. Of cottrso they sent del
egates for Arth ur. '
Tho Republicans won in tho Hartford city
election, Tuesday, with 830 majority.
Chickens are now hatched in Germany by
electricity. '-. j ,'
;. All the fouls ure not 'dejd ye and. a number
tiro to contest hi a six days go-as-von-Bleaso eetr
eating match, either bc-lld friel or scrambled.
Among tue Heaviest egg dispatchers in Now
York are Charios Pcarsall, a Fnlton market
man who cats 30 eggs at a setting and asks for
more. John Ross, who can go him 10 better,
and "Billy" Johnson, a 8-cgg-nower colored
The Iowa Legislature adjourns afcr 7!) davs
of it, having accomplished nothing in particular
beyond passing a prohibitory law for the whole
stuto to tight over.
Dick Llddcll is released from all prosecutions
in Missouri courts becutis of his tcrvlces in
bringing other mcmliers of tho Jnmcs gang to
justice. The officers say that he has been
truthful in every imstance.
Louisville, Ky., has decided to have another
exposition, liegmning on August 15 and con
tinuing for sixty days.
Cardinal McCIoskey has requested that the
wearing of low-necked" dresses at weddings in
the New York cathedral lis discontinued.
Emperor Don Pedro, of Brazil, has resigned
for lifty-tree years, or longer than any living
sovereign. He was but six years old When he.
ascended the throne.
Can It 1 that rare Beu Butlethas laded away
with the pink sunsets ? ITbila. Press.
What is protection, according to modern Re
publicanism ? It is n high tax on the necessa
ries of life, payable by the working people,
according to the amount of food they eat and
clothes they wear mid blankets under which
they sleep, to raise'a surplus revenue of $100,
000,000 and give the leaders, lords and masters
of tho party 11 chance to gather In enormous
riches for themselves. Mauch Chunk Democrat.
, ,.
1 1 1 1111 11 1 1, hv & fZAg&. T wmimmA, . - - mjxi$ va.aihvni m 'w aar ;u i
11 a tmw h wiv xsswm p him!
"nag. MLl VtA iffa'jsr" " a MUiJrmdl
Quoth the Self Satisfied Republican Party
The IPresiclenf al Swimming Match.
"You cant ever expect to get there with those great lumbering boots on. Yon should be five and clean and uneincumbered as I am."
"Mansfield" whote vigouors ntylcs we take
to le that of B. V. Manic of Brattleboro
writes to the Montpelier w atebman. So far as
my observations extends, only three news
papers in tbe wuole state, of any ronsitcrable
circulation or influence, uave came to onr un
reservedly for the rinir candidate. Dr. Nirhels,
These are the Messenger of St. Albans, and the
Free Press ot linlimclon ootb republican pa
per and the Argus & Patriot of Montpelier, the
faithful and zealous democratic tender or the
republican "machine." All tbe other papers
stand aloof, a large majority of them belong
openly m sympatbey witb tne opposition. 1111s
is a decidedly unique and phenomenal condition
of things in ernioni, and iruicaies, 1 mine,
mi inf rmir mrresDondents haoolv exoessed
it, the presence of a good deal of political dvn-
imitc nine aoou loose an over tue iiaie um
s quite liable to explode whenever tbe driver of
be rreat "macuine nrr w souuciht mm
teavily upon it.
l-'.inHTKEx Teks ExpaairxcE with Ft
LizEftS. "I have used Brad ley 'i Phosphate
lore or lens for eighteen years. Have com-
ued it witb otners en uie same crops ana
t ltmrllrv's tbe preference. Tbe past season
Raised at the rate of ninety bushels oats to tbe
on (ward Una, witft ore nunureu pounas
iiir'a Kanenbophate per acre. Have had
' best of success witb it on corn and potatoes.
en I bstc failed witu manure kwc. id
, dnwn with It. have bad rood t ocresi,
1 inltoct, hardly think of raising any crop
Itioot it- '- -vut.Ji.
Strafford village district elects as clerk, N. B
uobii; treasurer, 1-. A. t luru ; committee, m
II. Brown; collector, F. H. West; auditors. L,
A. Clark, D. C. Hyde and C. B. Dow; voted to
raise a tax sufficient to defray expjnscs ; two
terms of twelve weeks each.
Schools in the lower village of Ashuclot com
menco the U Inst. The upper district has
chosen Julius F. Howard prudential commit'
Expenses of the graded 'sehool last vear at
Bristol were $jf2fi25. Tho North Village district
is to iiavo a school
Notices are up for teachers to meet for ex
amination at the school house in district No. 8,
Danlmry on Saturday, April 11, when thcir
qualitications fer school-room work will be
thoroughly tested by Mrs Ida C. Adams, supcr-
Miss Katie Stearns is expected to teach the
summor scnooi at Atnens m district No. 1. In
district No. 2 Miss Lva Upton will tea:h.
Bradford will hold Its school meeting Satur
day evening tue 12 inst at 7 :-10 o'clock.
bchools in Bradford districts No. 2 and 12
will commence April 21st. Anna Chamlicrlain
is expected to tcacb in district No. 2.
The following school statistics for the vear
ending with last month are furnished by our
lunoriuge correspondent lor Wat town ;
Districts sustaining schools, II
weeks taught by males, :tft
AVceks taught by females. 2!)0
Total, ,2
Average per district, 23 0-7
Paid males teachers jncliiding board, $.227.20
Average rate per wee it, S6.3I
Paid female teachers including board, $1.357.Pi
Average rate per week, $4.r8
ram for fuel, t149.72
raid for new furniture, 10.0I
Paid for incidentals, ttlM
Paid for repairs. 18.48
loiai expense an school-, S17!'i.4l
Average cost per district, . 128.10
The theses for the graduating Ijs of the
Chaudler Scientific Department of Dartmouth
colleire have been assigned and Geo D. Weston
of Windsor receives as his theses "Recent Ad
vancement in Engineering Science."
Tbe ntimter of pupil in Windsor attendins
school daring the past year was 2M8.
The executive committee oftlie state teacher's
association of which J. M. liitt, NorthlMd, is
chairman met in Burlington Saturday last to
arranire for the next annual roectinz. ' It is in
tended that this rhall I the most rcmsin meet
ing ever held in the state, and several new de
partures are arrantred hut we could not ret at
partirw Un iu time for this issue. The 1! ei-orm-
ki will'soon print full particalars. While tbe
last two meetinn have been tbe best for rears
both in topics discussed and mcmliers in attend
ance, we want to warn those who bave this
meeting in band not to let it run, as so many
arge teacher's meetings do, into mere pleat
ore excursion, lt tbe teachers bt riven enme-
lHvorcc Granted ami Cnses l!spoed of.
In Liberty T. Kinney vs M. S. Goodwin, ap
pellant, tho court have rendered judgment for
tho plaintiff to recover i.l (. lins case was
beard originally notore a justice, tne liiamtift
claimiiii? tvifo, tno balance 011 a bin ot lumber
delivered to the defendant. A motion was liled
under section 1117 of tlio Revised Lnws to aii
portion the costs.
L.uKe l. usiier vs u. iiiiains, uistnct
Ko. 8, in Cabot, trustee, and Lizzie Williams,
claimant was brought for the satif faction of a
debt of the defendant to the plaintiff bv trustee
ing the school funds for the payment of a bill
for the board ot a teacucr by tne defendants
wife. Tho circumstances showed that tho
goods supplied by the defendant and tlio work
of the claimniit Iu boarding the teacher were so
commingled as to render the fund lor the pay
ment thereof incapable of lieing reached by the
trustee process tor the satisfaction of tlio de
fendant's debt, and the court so hell. Excep
tions were filed and the caue pas-el to the su
preme court.
livan l). Mitriiiis vs i raim ji. aucu was au
action of trover brought to recover f'orahirce
ounntftv of poi'llrv shipped by the plaintiff from
Marshlield to J. N. Austin & Co., of Boston un
der the false .representations of the defendant.
1 no consience proved oogns and no payment
was ever received by the plaintiff for his poultry.
The defence was to tue uctiou. Judgment for
the plaintiff to recover $08.01 with interest from
December 1, 1881, in all aliout $75.
Frank D. iiardigan- vs llliam farter ot tins
place, was brought at the September term of
this ronrt 1NS3.' for assault and battery. The
Elainlilli-a I my and the assault was induced by
is mimicking a peculiarity ot the defendant
who threw a shovel at the plaintiff indicting a
wound on the head. Justice 0. 1). Clark gave
the plaintiff ir'iO damages aud the court now in
creases it to 100. The case was heard on the
assessment of damages.
Jcnncttc L. Kiiulmll vs Raudail V Duraut,
was a trial noon an audita onrrfla brought to
set aside a judgment procured by fraud or mis.
conduct, in lxi!) Durant offered the plaintiff
to brim; a suit against the town of Cabot fur the
huslnds bounty. The rase was taken upon
a contingent toe. Tbe scheme failed and D11
rant. the surviving partner of the firm, sncd the
plaintiff for bis services and apparently by
trail obtained judgment bv default, lcfnv
Jutlice H. A. Iluse for aliout K2, and execu
tion issued thereon. Tbe evideme ronviiH-ed
the court that there was no default an l tlie
jmlgment a rrt asi.te.
Georce w. Msnn s liuswii & hellibcr 111-
trodaced a puerile nuarrcl abont some granite
workine tools etr. at Parre. The p'.aiuttfT re
covered 1 damages and f 1 costs.
1 be divorre ce of Marv l.vman v t vremw
l.yman. of Daxlmry was tiubhed last week
ThnrMlr. Tbe parties hate hero married
nearly thirty years and bate a family of six
children. Tlie evidence readied back to aliout
even rears acn when tlie ditttonhie liegan In
be serions. The mot disgrareful quarrel were
testilicd to. The Ikij s took their mother's par
und olten chastl&cd their father and be in ret
turn made things as unpleasant as possible,
umong other things cruelly abusing his wifo
during her pregnancy and conlincment. The
evidences of iinhappincss nnd severity were
plentiful and the court iri anted a divorce," giving
ner me lariu, worth 3000, the farming tiols,
nousciioid turnitiire etc., and giving turn n lien
on the place for the paynicmt of ifOJO.
Li.zie S.Corliss s Charles B. Corliss and
rice reran for divorce was a picture of social
life In North Dnxburv. The parties were mar
ried in 1875 und have' three children. The ev
idence as to her adultery with If. E. Oilman
and one Aarou Drew, and her general tendency
in that wnyTPas. in nart. nucstionable. but 011
the whole sufficient. The court grants a bill to
him giving him tlie custody of two children,
leaving the youngest with her.
A divorce was granted to WiliUuu O. Day, of
Berlin, from Fh ra E. Day of Worcester, for in
tolerable severity ; and to Miner L. Smith, of
Swanton, from Ma.y A. Smith of Marshficld,
for adulter'.
Etta F, Pcrvicr ys Charles L. Pcrvier for re
fusal to support, raised tho question of "suf
ficient pecuniary ability" which is pending in
tiie supremo court. The case awaits decision.
Tlie court refused to chancerthc bail forfeited
in State vs Eugene Town of Waterbury. and
the rcspriulcnt's father will have to pay ?tiiH).
1 ne omi torreited 111 Mate vs James Albinof
North.'ield for burglary was chancered from
200 to i no.
I he i-ourt took a recess Tuesday afternoon to
I hitrsdav. the 17iit. when the chwcerv cacs
will lie heard.
The republicans who are crowing over dem
ocratic failure to agree upon a bill to reduce the
taxes niou id not forget that tbeir party is re
sponsible for tli?$lm),(jOu,0iHltnrplus left by the
sw indling bill of Ut year. What do they pro
pose to do about it f l Herald.
The duty 011 coal does not protect the miner
iinlc's it a called prolection to get work half
time aou run me uauy nsK 01 iieiog iilm uiij,tu
to make room fur a naif starved Hungarian.
But it does protect the vouibined monopolies,
enabling them to keep up prices and to nt like
a nightmare uiion the Imeast of Philadelphia
manufacturing industries. ol ought to go on
tlie free list. Phil. Record.
The failure to bring murderers to punishment
has become so general and no gross a. to call in
qncation the efficacy of onr criminal administra
tion and to fonnd a warning to thewholc nation.
It is a surtlini fact that eojie of murderers
from tbe pnealty of tbe law is the rule, and con
viction tlie exception. New York Herald.
There Is only -",74-,Wi worth of pig iron Im
IMHted into the i'nitcd Mates annually. Now,
wby sbniiM all tbe industries of tbe nation he
taxed M to 300 per rent, on iron a!Id steel, that
Iensylrania iron mine owners may l enabled
to par sixty rents a dar to laborers bo live on
aw iron"? GalcsbWrgflli.) Irm and IV-le.
rnblic I'.olldiiijt Approprlrttlon l'olltlial
4.1iiiiiiirliiK:M The bleating Kink nianiii
StrlUc dm 4 apitnl Anew The Lecture
I'roin our Kegular Correnpondenl.
MoxTi-Ki.ti'.u, Vt., April 10.
By tho time this is read the hill appropriating
$75,000 for a public building at this place will
probably havo been passed. If 60 it will be a
matter of mutual congratulation for Montjiclicr
and for tho Vermont delegation. For Mont
pelier because the edifice will beautify and give
an additional interest to the town ; because by
its means a large amount of business will lie
brought in, and because Its presence will relievo
the loneliness of the cnpitol and make Mont
pelier more certainly that point uround which
and centering in which the business of the
state revolves.
Gen W. iV. Grout is cultivating a liking for
Mont(clier and he has some ideas as to "what
must be done.'. The general impression here is
that the system of pipe b-'is lying will event
ually come handy to drain off his own gore.
W. A. Stowcll has purchased of J. R. Lang
don his lot on Barre street between the resi
dences of Mrs R. Hyde and L. I. Glcason.
Messrs W. L. k W. D. Hart of Windsor have
begun operations on a skating rink on the rise
of land behind Hyde's block on Barre street.
Citizens residing in tbe near vicinity bave an
idea that the rink will tic noisy and have made
objection to it. They arc, however, people who
have never had any of those little blessings
which are so charming when quiet, and not be
ing able to enjoy the sport themselves continu
ally distort it into a roaring rink and declare it
a nuisance.
Prof Wm. Mowry, of Providence, R. I., de
livered a lectnre on the "Great Northwest" in
tbe vestry of the church of the Messiah last
Friday evening, as announced last week. He
bad a large audience and succeeded in demon
strating in a very plea sant manner the vast ca
pabilities of the region northwest of the Ohio
river and the benefits of an excursion to that
part which will occur next summer.
Hon George N. Dale of this place delivered
his lecture on Catherine of Aragon ami Cas
tile and her Persecutors," at village ball on
Monday evening. It was rerr interesting and
was listened to by a large audience, Mrs A. I".
Avcrili assisted rreatly in the evening enter
tainment by riving sevvral laughable sketches.
Tbe evening's receipts were about 45, for tbe
lienetit of the ladies' society of Bethany church.
This rear s Vermont Methodist conference
at Montpelier April K, will he one of tne most
important ever bad. It Is Uie centennial vear
of the organisation of tbe Methodist church in
No man expects to get the service of rail
roads for nothing' and there will be always
sonic drain from the country on that account.
But It is the unjust and unreasonable gams of
wealth to which wo object. Vanderbilt has
two hundred million dollars, Jay Gould half
as much, aud so down through scores of New
York millionaires. These men i;cvcr earned
that amount of money. They have not in
herited it. Tho liavcv simply "extorted it from
the people of tho I'nited States by tho power
which they hold in wrecking railroads, charg
highcr rates of transportation than is just, aud
by compeling the. people to pay thciu unjust
taxes. This tiling can be. and must lie stopped,
or the king on horseback with a lah for labor's
back is not far off. Oregon Vidette. -
"The most wonderful thing ulxiut this coun
try is iu forwardness in using new inventions
aud in taking np new ideas. In England we
are equally forward in keeping old things to the
front." 'Henry Irving.
Let the farmers digest thess questions. Tliey
are propounded by a Republican paper: "li the
KepiHiiican party Is not ready, twenty years al
ter the war is over, to rcdme the burden of
war taxes, when will it he ready for a reduction !"
Now, if a party, after tw enty years of pe.vo,
must levy a war tax npon the country, ought
such a party lie pen ill nod to live or retain ij -
er ? There will le a Hlitical caithiuak; it these
taxes are not reduced,
and People.
Now, then, we say, put the question squarely
to the l)cmocnicy of Indiana, "arc you in favor
of reducing tbe tarff taxation to a point where
no more money is taken from your pot acts than
is required for an boncst and economical admin
istration of tbefioreninient i" Aml,ourwrd for
it, every IVmocrat and thousands of Republi
cans in Indiana will respond Yes ! flndian-
aolis Sentinel.
Intelligent colored lieople are everywhere re
garding tlie Itepublh-an party with div'rnM.
1 bey sy tlie Republican prtr, when it h
had an opportunity, has robbed" them of their
money, deceived them on all occasions with
false promises, ami never recognired them when
tliere were ottices to rive. I level and Plain
Tho Flrt National Hank of St. rt..i
4ocn IMitvii iu I He Wreck of ',noi
clal Uiitaster Stock Npeenlnllon ttin
Cuiim) nt tlio nlxRtcr Belief ItiJt
lpoitor Will Sulfur Ko l-o.
St. Ai.iians, Vt., April 10.
.St. Albans has met with another financial
disaster, which has shaken it from con.'cr to
circumference. I refer to the failure of tha First
National bank, which closed its doors Tuosday
morning. When the news' of tha failure first
bccMfuo kuovVn the excitement was grenrut
matters, have.ilow cooled flown, and nu-r-xni-lnntion
TOR CAt'bKS WHIWil Mil) TO I'll H lils.vafliK
have been pursued wllh careful scrutiny. So
far as can bo learned stock specnlalion'was at
tho bottom of the trouble, In which tlie presi
dent of the institution sconis to have quite
heavily indnlged. These speculations have not
been confined to Wall strcat, but he has Invest
ed more or less in ths butter trade. Tho bank
has carried financially several produce dealers,
the pre.tlde.nt sharing tlio prolit nnd loss in the
business wiih the dealers. The recent failure
of E. AV. Marshull & Co.. tha Boston produce
dealers. Involving tho bank to tlio sum or' 10,
000, which sum Marshall owes tlie Pint Na
tional. L. C. Hall, another St. Albans butter
buyer, is said to owo tha bank c2,10. That
President Sowles is financially embarrassed is
evident from the fact that ho hm tailed to pay
over to tho vestry of St Lake's church tlio
amount of the income, S300, derived from the
legacy of $5,000 left by "tlio laic Hiram Bellows.
This sum was due in 1883, and although re
peatedly urged to pay over the ainoiint, Mr
Sowles ha refused to do so.
' now IT has minx 01'KUTi;l.
The First National bank has been run in the
interest of the Sowles family. There is a branch
bank in Swanton, that is known as the National
Union, with a capital of $75,000. Cashier Al
bert Sowles, of tho St Albans bank, is president
of the Swanton bank, and the brothers ore di
rectors. The announcement of tho suspension
of the First National caused considerable ex
citement in Swanton, and resulted in a run 011
the National Union. The bank on Monday had
deposits amounting to sS.'ilj.OOO, which was $00,
000 less than it had last October. Within one.
hour after the National Union opened Tuesday
morning, nil of the available cash in tho tills
was paid oat. the supposition being that Presi
dent Sowles had drawn out the fluids to take ti
Boston, to help pay the drafts of the First Na
tional. Those n lio could set their money ap
peared to be satisfied until tho bank could pro-
Uaire funds from Boston.
Tho trouble at this bank began about two
months ago, when a run was made upon it ; the
public ccniidenco in tho institution has been de
clining ever since. Soon after that run Gov
Hendee prevailed upon E. A. and Albert Sowles
to put into the bank, for its lwrictit, collaterals
of the nominal valtio of about 110,000 worth
in cash probably from $SO,000 to 90,000. The
deposits, it, is understood, havo now run down
to 215,000 and there is said to be no ttppafent
reason why they should not be paid in full.
Tho bank's last statement showed assets of
278,850, including $381,000 of loans and dis
Cashier Albert Sowles seems confident that
depositors will suffer no loss. Ho says that at
the time tho trouble first began, tho bank had
over $190,000 deposits, and that sineo then
S'278,000 of this had been paid over to deposit
ors. Ho will not say that the closing is only
temporary, as that cannot be determined till
nis brother is. A., returns; lteis expected daily.
E. A. Sowles and O. A. Burton owe the bank
considerable, and!1' tho latter will come to time
on g30,00G won3Tf paper It will he.p utters o
good deal. If this had been done before, he
says, present disaster might have been avoided.
He says tho bank has had everything t con- ,
tend against bi'iico tho failure of the Vermont
National and the trust company.
The nominal assets of the hank are about
170,000, including 100,000 iu United States
bonds to secure circnlation. Messrs E. A. and
Albert Sowles owe the bank 70,000. and thev
are endorsers to the amonnt of $20,000 Oscar
A. Burton is on paper held by tho bank to the
extent of $30,000. It is known that tlie Sowles
brothers have been financially embarrassed for
several months The bank has been managed
as a family ali'air for many years. Tho late
Hiram Bellows was president for a long time,
and since his decease Mr E. A. Sowles has vir
tually controlled the institution. Ho was made
executor of the Bellows estate, and has exer
cised autocratic authoritv in bank timtti-rs.'
since tho decease of Mr Bellows. The assets
are not "quick" and it will tako a Ions time to
settle up the concern. Tho stockholders of the
institution arc : E. A. Sondes, 810,000; Alliert
Sowles, $9000; Mrs E. A. Sowles, t10,000;
Merritt Sowles, 1000; O. A. Burton, G. AV.
Foster and B. C. Ball, 1000 euch; the balance,
about 5000, is owned by two sisters of Sowles.
There is no expectation that the bank will
resume business again. An investigation is iu
There was .1 run on the National Union bank
nt Swanton Wednesday, the Sowles brother
being largely interested 111 that as well as their
St Albans batik. Depositors have drawn cut
60,000 in the past 10 days. The directors held
a meeting Wednesdoy evening and they declare
that tho bank will bs able to pay depositors in
full with a few days time. There is confidence
in the Swanton managers of the bank, the
Sowlescs lieing the parties distrusted.
x EXAMINATION IN puootir.ss.
Government Hendec is making an examina
tion of the atl'.iirs ot the bank. He thinks the
depositors will be paid iu full. Comptroller
Knox has liecn notified of the suspension and
if lis deems the tituation such as to call for the
nppointiucnt of a receiver, one will be appoint
ed. Governor Hendee .says that possibly the
bank may lie allowed to go into voluntary li
quidation. The assets of the bank arc such
that thev cannot lie realized on at once, and it
may require sonio little time to pay depositors
the amount duo them.
President Sowles ii out witn a letter helping
the depositors to forlicar, and saying that ths
bank lias assets enough, to pay evcryuung ir ic
is let continue business. He proposes to sell
21.000 of stock at Examiner lleudee's appris
al, to have the bank reorganised and proceed
with business. Tlio poiiosition mcts with no
favor because it docs not offer stock enough to
oust the Sowkwes from thj control, and it is
their personal losses which havo brought aliout
the failure. The Union bank at Swanton will
pull throuch. Tho doors were opened Wednes
day, hut nothing was paid to depositors. The
deposits are -"i2,000 aiidho bank has $ 117,l)0i)
of good short-time paper to meet them with. It
hoi.,s hut little of the St Albans bank paper and
is -ccured by collateral. - Ciatox.
Mr I 'ox t-hnwed iu his recent siieccli that of
the total iimnlicr of persons employed in 1NM0 in
the p"otectcd" occupations natn?ly. the mnn-
11 farm, ing, mechanical, and mining industries
32 per lent., or nearly one-third, were of foreign
birth. And further, Mr Cox showed that thin
was double the per rentatfC of persons ol foreign
birth employed in the non-protected industries.
The manufai-tiircrs and mine owners employ
their labor where they van obtain it the more
cheaply. New York Herald.
If they are '.o lie allowed thn- to go 011 unre
strained and iincoutrollol, and if Conirress shall
continued to disregard the nchts snd interests
of the people, through either imlwcility, corrup
tion.or the fear of offending the managers of
there corporations, bow long will it be until
they have the complete matrv of
1 11 nil. minoral- mtitifrrnriii .-.1
t.alcsbnrg (III.) I rcss j cial. indeed of all onr material interests; of cur
priiuiicnu, iMaio ami teoerai, including leg
islative, executive and judicial departments until
a few railroad magnates shall own tlie moot of
the property ut the country, while lhc masse
of tlie people m ist lie redmtd to a condition o:
serfdom, poverty and vaalage ? rIIon. John
H. Reagan.
If Mrs Hayes h a l,y (and w nndcr-taml
she has) how hopefully be mnt look fort, ard'
to tbe day when the Republicans w ill wotniiute
him lor rice-pre-iilent lecan--e he in tbe son of
Ins mother. I ti, a Observer.
According to the Montgomery, Abu, Adie'r
tiser. tbe southern country i almost overrun
with negro preacher, who are multiplying bv
cores and hundreds. And of conrte the hen
roosts are f-rnpnrtionatelr depopulated. IV-
this country, and of course this important ep
och will be marked by special services.
There has been a change of time on the main
lino. The old accommodation train known as
"Capt Hall's" has liecn put on again and leaves
Montpelier at 0 :''" a. I t., going north, and 0 : Id
p. in., going south. The local passenger train
going north leaves Montpelier at 9 :'2T a. m., and
the mail going south nt tho same time. There
is no chaiigo in the fast trains eilber way. Tho
local passenger tr.iin going south leaves' Mont
pelier at 10:58 p. in., instead of 1;);30. Tlio
train for Barre in the morning now Icm cs Mont
pelier nt 7 :0i.

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