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rrt i w av v 6 A T $1.50 a Year. $2.00 if not paid in advance. Let all the ends thou aimest at be thy Country's, thy God's, and Truth's.' Vol, IX. BRATTLEBORO, VT., DECEMBER 11, 1884. 5 cents a copy. No. 18. 0. B. DAVENPORT A CO, Proptl r Ths Riroaina U Uaned la v different branea m editions 1-mu BBATTuaoao RMoama, 8tU Edition, published at 6 o'oloek p. at. Thursday) 41m Bxnminstox KiroBHia, devoted to Ben BtnftoD oouotj new., Issued at o'clock p. m rT KarsV , dsvoted to Franklin county, Mas, uwi n-,a.ia rv PridaT at lD.m.i th Writ MUM OouiT HWM (county edition With all Important Brattieboro n.w., published at i p. m., una in. windbam iun loWwlitfon, eonulnrai oooslderab). axtra Brtttla Lin nil nuin. which I. ready at p. m. ftlday, and mailed to subseribsrs at a dUtano. Saturday morning Subscribers may bav. whichever of the they refer, and will la changed from one edition to Bother If nouoe la aent CO me eenww uo. ai Brattieboro. . Tna HBiTTLiioeto KaroKxaa, Btata KdKlen, I the eempl.teet newspaper In Vermont. Bubsorlb. an to either of our other edition, may have tnl. In 4 pag form, oontalnlngeabetaDtlally the additional ewe at lit a year. , ;3 ADVERTISING RATES. ! , 1 wk 1 wk. 3 wk 1 mo I moa 6 moi 1 yi 1.36 $1.50 $1.75 $2.00 $4.00 $0.00 $10 .1.00 1.26 2.60 . S.Tt e.OO 10.00 18 8.00 8.60 . 4.00 4-M 8.00 14.00 28 4.00 4.60 8.00 8.80 10.00 18.00 S3 14 Col. .& 8.80 T.80 S.80 16.00 26.00 40 K Col. 10.00 12.00 14.00 18.00 28.00 46.00 80 K . - n .... aa na nit ta M On An 1 HJi UOl. is.wi xi.uu xo.uu aa.w u.w v.vw v Built! ex Oardi. Brat column, first page, $1.60 a Use per year. pace. Bej. Bqa. . 8qa. Col. Tn RsronifiB la now the leading country Weekly In Mew England. Ne other weekly newe per, unconnected with a daily, ha ao large a olr huatlon wltbin one-third. Nor Is there a paper In the United State, whose circulation In lie home fold la ao nearly universal a. the Windham Cock 5t RbvorhbV It average, one la tlx of the popn, iation In Brattieboro, one in nine of ibe population & Windham county aa a whole. In the county and territory Immediately adjoining; on the north, east and west, ita circulation exceeds that of all the oth er papers combined which are published la the atme territory. Advertising order, may include the Bennington tr the Bute edition at an advance of 83 1-3 per cent B the above rates; the Greenfield at ao ad Vance of 80 par sent, and all four at an advance of 100 box aent. Tht circulation of The Reformtr latt tceei ifl varioui tdittom tout 11.250. BUSINESS CARDS. TT D. HOLXON, M. DM ill SCROEON, iJKATTLBBOHO, f I. - James Con I and. ill. Fbyelcian and Burgeon, brattieboro, Vt. Office in Crosby Block, opposite Telephone Exchange. Keeidtmce lrs Kirklund's, Walnut Bt. Ollice hours from 8 to B A. ., 1 to 8 P. M. . Physician and Vt. ouice and residence corner Main aucl Walnut trevts. At home from 1 to 2. and from 6 to 7 o'clock P. M. OR. POST, Dentist. All operations e done in the best wanner and warranted. Office and Resilience junction High and Green Streets. Brattieboro. Vt. WM. Li. BEMI5, House ond f ign Painter. OiUnUieiitul Pi.u.t.iig, iiesco.i g, Graining, Kalaommiiig, Paper llaugiug, etc. 25 Green street. BrMlil' b iro. Vt. JAN 108 M. TVI.KK. Willlston B'ock, Brattieboro, Vt. Practices In all the Courts, makes collections promptly. Invests money on Western mortifaijes. irov Has commeiioed a SPECIAL SALE -OF- BOOKS AND OTHER HOLIDAY GOODS HarnessMakcr Id ii.nriiig Kiieeiiiiijr, Corner Smith Main and C'mifil Streetw. l.vt. 17 J. basse rr, . aim tioiil'lili Jdiiuer. StM.I. Airruiiillura) i uiuleiuelils, iluolfc, ash and BUuds, Mo. 6 Orosby Block. Brauleboio HENKY TUCKEa. M. p., Physi cian and Surgeon. Ullice ill LeoMiru'a .sew Block. Besidenee, High Ptreet. 6 AV KOWKDIli 31 i Oculist, wi 1 be at the store of Bandall & Clarp, each Monday, at 1 0 'clack p m. 413 TYrT D. P. WEBSTER, 27 Elliot street, 1 ' li.Hiticlmro. oillce iiuuis. T to 8 a. in., and 1 to 2 and 6 108 p. m. PRATT, WEIGHT & CO .Custom and KeaUy Alade cloiliilig, Gent u Iuiuioii.i.g Good-i, 8 Gi anitB How. it F A WMnlittry. Dentist. Office and residence near iron bridge, Elliot st, Brattieboro, flM. BUBKE.Iivery. ieed n.T . Ho;iril iiL'Mh.blti. !ilMivi'-t of hinuioiiv i. tid i K CHENEY & CLAPP, Booksellers and Hiationein. ti Oronl.y Hloek, lrai,tieijuro ivBOYNTON, Dealer in Boots , and wiions. AlulKiiiiU A hihleiuruoKa bkci. fl, MANN, JR..Lwyer, Wilmington, Vt. AV. COX & CO., Stoves and Tim . Wre. iliiin Ntrei't, opp, Amui icmi iliiune 1UIOMIS .TUBG- , Deales In Boots and Bhoes, Judge Block, opp. Americas Uouee. SALISBURY'S Dining and Idging Koomw, 41 Alain at. upeu at ail hours. IK AJ.LEN & CO., Lumber Deal- ers, FlaiMreei, Bratllibo o. VI. R. tlSl A. L. PETTEE & SON, Den. i, over Tripp's store. A J. OLEASON, Coal Dealer, Office e tn (Ti-ceneV Druir Store. I MARTIN SCOTT & SON, Groos- KaiiKCr ihoiupsoij'siJioek. . QEoTlOiRllElSSnjruBiilst, Union Block, Mam at. SLEIGHS. A few Portland, 1 Pung, 2 Express Traverse and 1 Lumber Traverse. T. XX. JStoloToirxiss, - 17w Corner South Muin and Canal Stree'.s. I A) ICC PENNYROYAL PILLS Are the only Wcnufne, and worth their wei Kht in gld. Futl particulars, 'ic Htnmp Joum C Lot oh, sole agent for .New iiuglaud, lladlymc, Ct. 12 w 4 STOP AXT) LOOK. i. T. RVON", denier In tv) kinds of Amertc m Koofliig Slnto, will do al kinds of Blattiiff In a thorouk. woHtmanliKe miio er. aoid at lowvHt pOMilile prices, f r a li rtt -v Uw Vb. h. 1 1 ra a i en lurntflneo on ail Kimia 01 rooi ai abort notice. H;atinff done over shiiiir e. and war- isnied as (food new ; alK all kinds of rttpairiitg In a iwuitf aclory manner. Call and vt4 my pricis on different kinds of slate. Slate sold by Uia square r ear load To morrow 1IAAVLEY will ofTer lot Ty coon Reps at 12 1 2o usually sold at 25. To morrow IIAWLEY will be ready to show about , 200 NEW CLOAKS Whick he bought in New York this week at cleariug-out prices. Atnong the lot are some very rich, fine garments. I also closed a 'jobber's Btock of best American (Jretonnes, same as are always sold at 25c, which I shall put on sale at 15o a yard. Among them are some of tne new Turcoman stripe patterns. And here are some other bargains which I picked up at less than cost of importa tion : A large lot of White Spanish Scarfs, fine quality, with pearl edges good as any thing 1 have heretofore had at 2.50, which will be sold at $11.50 Each Another lot at 2.00. worth 4 00. Big lot of black in same goods' 1.50, and another lot at 2.75. worth 4.50. Lot all-wool French Armures, 40 to 42 inches wide, 50c. Yard. Never sold before less than 75o. The shades -are myrtre, navy, seal, wine and brown. They oufiUt to cut up very quick. . ICO LttceTieu, luna as w aw to sell at 25 i, for 53 each. . ; Lot 15o grade Cretonnes, 10c a yd. 1 Lot 75a grado fine cashmere Ladies' hose, S0c a Pair. FROM WASHINGTON. mnnlDLEBEBnKR OPPOSES MoCUl. LOCH. . T.nnar anrl Ktawarr. on Inter-State Com. iiM-roe The Senate's Work on Dnilet The Ohio Kleotlori Framls-The South and the Bducatioual Bill The federal Court Frauds. . Representative Robinson of New York Intro duced a resolution Monday prohlbitimr the erection of triumphal arches InWashlngton City on inauguration my ana loroiaaing military ilionlnv nn -that rr-nainn. - T r 7- k .The investigation into the federal marshal villainy in the Ohio election, opens with the production of tne correspondence between Lot Wright tho marshal and the Department of Justice. Wriffht s own letters, enclosing reaui sition for the money to pay the marshals are alone enougn to impeach mm as an officer cnargea wuu tne uuty 01 enforcing tae election law impartially. According to his assertions fraud, intimidation and violence, more outra geous than have been alleged against the worst regions or toe souto, nave oeen tne rule at an elections Held in Cincinnati lor years. This lawlessness is all charged upon the Democratic party and the Democratic local officers, in a way that snows wriirnt naa no Idea ot using his of fice for anything but a partisan electioneering machine. He gave as a reason for bis employ ment of so many marshals, tbo fact that the Democrats had appointed a lot or special po licemen, when the truth is that these policemen were never appointed at all, until the Democrat ic leaders bad tried unsuccessfully to get Wright to have bis marshals impartial gutrdiansof the law, appointed from Dotu parties alike. Unlv when he refused to permit anybody but a Re publican to serve under him did the state or city authorities take any steps. No doubt there was fraud, unreasonableness and violence on both sides, and the investicalions ought to reach the exact truth. But Wright's behavior cannot be justmeed in tne Blames t. Senator Mc Pherson will on Monday call the senate's attention to the charge of tea nspectur Davis that no was paid money to lobby the tea inspection bill through, unless Secretary Mc Culloch before that time dismisses Davis from bis place. 'I hose who luvored the bill are - not inclined to rest under the charge Implied in Davis's statement, if the treasury department is to continue to shield hiin alter his detection as a black-mailer upon Boston and New York tea importers. The labor men are "kicking" against Presi dent Arthur's nomination of the Cincinnati ward politician, Ferrenbach, to be chief of the new labor bureau. They say he is selected lor political services only aud ask that John Pow derly of Scranton, Pa, head of the Knights of Labor, be named. The opposition has d is suaded the president from sending Ferrenbach's name to the senute, and he will not do it unless (Senator Sherman insists. If lio does not, then Powderly or Carroll D Wiight of Massachu setts will be selected. The senate busied itself for a season Tuesday with a bill w hick proposes to split the territory of Dakota in twain and admit one halt' to the Union as a state, while continuing the other half as a territory under the name of "Lincoln." The bouse committee on expenditures in the department of jnstice beard Friday the charges of J J Barker, a discharged cierk, against the efficiency of the first administration of First Controller .Lawrence s office in the treasury de partment, 'lhe charges were the same which were printed some nioutns ago, claiming tuat several western court officials had jnade over charges, also Clerk of Courts Hill at Boston. Suits have been brought in the United (States court at Boston to recover $40,000 from the bondotien ot iiill and John O Stetson, former clerk. These petty scandals are inseparable ioin a ftvsteiu nhicu pretends to pay anything but fixeil kulai'lud. Mr Barker said he believed . A t. .. .. ... JudttoXttwiw.tft tiM i-tiiti! controller, tuiu Uuii t i.a iK!vl Iimiba" almost lnqtjtnt.lv UUluuiikivni ..'v ..." . - gets control, and legislation is hemmed in with rascality on every, siue. - - The ways and means committee house has refused to report the moderate and reasonable bill prepared by Mr Hewitt for the abatement of unnecessary ana ouruuiuujo uu The evident imention of the Democratic leaders is to do nothing. Tha southern senators and representatives have bad a meeting to discuss the bill to grant aid tor education in tne ouw, ani iuo matter is to be pushed. Congressman Willis of Kentucky and the committee on education wW A,.aa, n ,, .. . into committee of the whole to, reach and passn the senate educational bill, or, ing in tnut.to move on tne tuiro mouuuy 01 w pend the rules and fix a day for tbe considera ilnn nf the senate bill. Mr Willis was also au thorized to appoint a committee of 5 to secure tbe presence of enough members of tbe house to bring the measure up for consideration and passage. There is opposition to tbe measure from Missouri and Texas, but toe oiuer souiu em tjit(.o favnr it. The Question entered into some of tbe election contests'. The passage of tbe bill is warmly urged by the Charleston (S C) News ana Courier. At the reanest of Gen Grant. Senator Mitch ell of Pennsylvania. Tuesday, withdrew the pension bill which President Arthur recom mended in his messagc,as the general says that under no circumstances couia ne accept a pen sion, eveu if tbe bill passed both houses ana re ceived the approval of the president. : Lot best virints, 60 3. yard. All-wool double shawls worth COO, for 4.50 each. Two numbers in Block Cashmere, one to be sold at 75c, the other at 85o a yard, which are finer than any 1 have ever before seen sold at the p, ice. Two pieces more B'aek -Drrp da Alma at 1.15 and 1 U5, same as last lot. I closed out a lot of fine Children's Cloaks at 40 per cent reduction from usual pi ice. Shall give my customers the benefit of the reduction. Sizes in this lot are 4, G, 8 ahd 10 years. "Will make a reduced price to close out broken assortment ol' sizes iu the Children's Cloaks already in stock. I closed out a lot of 23 imported Dolr mans heretofore sold at 25.00 each, which 1 hall sell at E5 ISach. Another lot of 20 imported Russian Cir: culars worth 20.00, which I shall sell at E5 I3ach. I bought of the Importer the lost of im ported tailor-made Garments, Burae as those I have been selling at 28 50, nt a re duction of 3.50 each, and shall sell them now at This will be the last chauce to get this particular garment. I closfd 20 tailor-made English twilled K ?rKcy Newmaiksls worth 20.00, which 1 shall sell at r Dr. C. H, MIL L'S LFVER WORT. A preparation tbnt works directly on tne Liver, Bowel, and Kidm-ys, stimulating thos - ormut to hinltny action, aud supply lag tiie system with rich, pure blood. I'liETARED BY Ths Grsenfbld Liver V7ort Co., GltEE.NFIELD, MASS. Prlrc.CS t enia per Itolllr. Boe Circular with rarh bottle for partie-uiArs. To Introduce the L'ver Wort Id pi - where dt-atf-r- do Dot have tins smnw in stock, we will, on r.--li of J, e-'iii ibree bottle, to any addrvM in NtfW Kna'.nd, securely packed, abd exrfi. charges paid to four dkukm ei oilice. ' tr l arc; ill. n anlrd.t SSSSSSSssJ I closed a manufacturer's stock of 14 dif ferent style of tight-fitting long l'elisse at a big cut in prices. Is the time to find in my Cloak room the largest stock I have ever shown, and a great many exceptional bargains in nice goods. I shall sale of commence to-morrow a special HANDKERCHIEFS There will be BOine bargains eflVred which will be worth pick;ni up. This depart will be in charge of M.hs Mibtl Smith. People are invited to come in and exam ine the special bargains offend, whether they wish to buy or not. N. I. HAWLEY. t, Ll tuut liisWiid wn to occupied in writ ing decisions upon law points involved in the appropriations that he had no time to examine the itemized details of accounts. Mr Barker's disclosures will turn tub. hints lor reform to the next administration. ' The senate has ttiken hold in earnest of the problem of the regulation ot inter-state com merce, ine conuoiiiee nas repuiteu as u suw- ihuto for the Kenyan bit, a measure to estab lish a nation tl rai-road commission. The sub stitute bill is a combination of both the iteagan and the Stewait bills with some of the features of the Massachusetts law. Guv Long presented ihecounuissiori scheme with a masterly speech Suimduy. He claims that the lU-agiui bill while absolutely just mid constitutional with its rigid regulaiious and prohibitions is wholly impracticable in the present necessities ol com petition, lie shewed that what was wanted wtts not a severe statute w ith nobody to enforce: it, and which perhaps could not be enforced at all, but a commission which should hear und give publicity to tbo essential facts iu public grievances. Publicity is the test case ot evils of this kind, the rcudiest solvent of these knotty problems. Mr Stewart of Vermont made bis maiden speech Wednesday iu support of this position. Ills speech wus solid and thouebt lul and wus listened to with unusual attention. There has been a disgraceful hitch In the sen ate over the continuation of the nomination of Secretary McCullocb, while that ot Prank Hoi ton and other high oilicials were promptly con firmed. The readjusier senators have an old grudge against McCullocb, because be coun seled the British holders of Virginia bonds to stick to the previous refunding and consolida tion of the Virginia debt in preference to the ltiddleberger settlement. Tbe nomination was favorably reported from the committee on finance, but ltiddleberger objected to its present consideration, una uuuer tne rules it went over to tbe lifcXt executive session. Rlddleberger has had some help in wreaking his petty spite from tbe Uepubllcan leaders wno uon t line tne way McCullocb uncovered the humbug of tbe campaign by telling the truth about the tar id in tis message. It is expected that the senate will spend con siderable time alter the holiday recess in ex ecutive session discussing the new treaties. There are seven of theiu, besides that with Mex ico, which hai already been ratified, but which will nut be promulgated until the passage of a measure to carry its provisions in 10 effect. The treaties with Spain and Nicaragua are in tho hands of the senate ; those with Hawa.;J and Sun Domingo have been signed; t.iie terms of those with Uuateuiula and Siu Salvador have substantially been agreed uion, and good prog ress has iK-en made upon that with the United States ot Columbia. With the exception ot the Kicaraguan treaty, which relates to an inter oceanic canal, all are commercial treaties, and though ditl't rini? considerably in detail, are ail modelled upon the reciprocity treaty wiih Mex ico. There in hardly a uiunuiactuilng or pro ductive interest iu the country which is not di ed ly and very seriously in crested in tre-itius. It is held bv the executive that it would ne im proper for It to make public their jirovlsions, as such action belongs, in its opinion, exclusively to tbe diseielion of the senate. Tbeprc.-ent rules of the senate require that tbe discussion of treaties shall lake place in secret session, but the injunction of eccresy has ionuully been re moved from the Spanish treaty, as the text had already been published, and it is not unlikely that the precedent will be followed with tbe others. Lff.iru will lie made to have all the treaties dUcussed with open doors, but it is doubtful if a majority of the t-enatou will as sent 10 so wide a departure from time-honored precedents. All the available rooms in the city have been taken for inauguration week and now old furni ture and carriage wareroouis, long covered with Uti-t, are being rented at from $100 or $300 a night to be tilled w"h cots for the military com panies who are coml ig from the north. There Is growing sentiment in favor of a reffrlar bar for parliamentary practi, such as they have in England. Such a liar wou!d be a great restraint tipon tbe widespread (iiminii.m ot the lobby. With it established, only such nun a- had"l;n abe to furnish crcdenlials of liiirh character aud information would lie ad mitted, and only men no admitted con '(I appi ar In-fore the c-imuiittec. Tbev would Iw subji-ct to ling disbarred for impro-er practices, an t th -it would til-- act as an additional restraint. 1 fere are tinder th? government abeauy two duk-rent bars of practice irmn which an attorney can lw di.-b irred vithotit ntf.-ctui!? Iiw stamli tg in tbe regular c-mils. 1'ik-so are tiie patent and the pension i.ftices. Lduimtd-f as pre-ident pro teui ol tbe senate, has driven tbe lobby pretty well from that body. If such men at he and Kendall could eUays be in the chair, there w uld be very little trouble. But when the , Kellers and lilaiuct preside aud make op the The Beal Tariff Problem. From the Springfield Ttcpubhcan. , The truth is that the world is entering upon an era of tbe greatest commercial development and cotnpjtion it lias ever seen, xueiact is liesinninu to work uoon the minds of the great statesmen of the world that the true grandeur of na.ions is not in military supremacy, but in the arts of peace and the triuinpns 01 com merce. To day there is not a power on ine nice ot tbe globe which is governed by statesmen which is not actively ana assiuuousiy spreau inir its commercial onnortunltles. Great Brit- tain has practical I v abandoned all foreign poll- cy, but tuat which Is concerned in the suprem acy ot commerce. She throws away lortresscs ana provinces to secure tbe Suez canal and has bas her ambassadors seeking reciprocity at Madrid and Mexico. She tnrows aside imper ial swav over her colonies in order that they may more completely develop their oommerclal greatness witnout nampermg restrictions irom er majesty's ministers of parliments. Bis marck w ith equal vigilance bus his eye upon every unoccupied harborage of tbe wild conti nents where Germans can found a colony, and for the first time in tbe history of nations as sembles a conference to establish commercial treedom over one ot the great basins of Africa. At such a time no Chinese policy of non-inter course, or ot selling all and buying nothing back, sucb as Pennsylvania lavors, will smnce for this country. This vast hive of 60,000,000 people, with a teeming soil and cunning band, must have more cummercial freedom, or it will suffocate. That is the whole and precise issue, more freedom or suffocation, a market to sell and buy iu or constant and distressing glut Iroui domestic overproduction. Tbe Ueoi-gla Negroes. Augusta (Gaj Dispatch to" tie New York Times. Postmaster Ilolden who is pf course a Re publican, tells tne that he does not regard Mr Blaine's remarks against the stiutli as true con cerning Georgia, when be suggests tjtit tbe negroes were prevented ny ,'violence and mur der" from voting. "The elejftion was verv ueaceabJe. Ever voter, whluLpr black, who had paid his tuxes, could vol, and eveiy vote as in my b.-licf counted as was cast. Tho Kepublk-ans weie well rganrid. Jiut they did not get out thftirtsntire tas4Jp"ficgroesJwe Indifferent to the privilege of iing. They had been reminded of it and ninctj encouragement was used to them to bring them out, but for all that they neglected to pay their poll-taxes and so could not vole. Many whitt; voters also were so indifferent or so averse to paying their taxes that they lost their votes, and tins was the case, notwithstanding that tho negroes knew us well as the whiles that the poll-tax is used m an educational fund in maintaining the common schools. I account -lor the thort vote in the state, not by the co-mti.ig out of negro votes, not by fear on the part of tiie JK yoes that their votes would not be counted il ljast, but by their neirlect, inability or unwillingness to pay tho poll tux. They appreciate the privilege, but are disposed to decline some of the obligations of citizensUip." "Dj you tuitik," I asked, '.that the negroes ore in danger in any n ay be cause of tbe election of Mr Cleveland ?" "Not the slightest. On the contrary, it may he that will be, much better off. They are bound to be come before long objects of solicitude to mem bers of different Democratic factions, for it is almost certain that the Democratic party will divide witb the apportionment of the fruits of their victory." . .. tWEST BANDOLPH DEVASTATED. By 70,000 Fire Tbe Business Portion nf the LHtle Village Almost Jtiutirely Swept Away. Stiecial correspondence of the Reeormer.J Fro'uRu"r the brr?st and most destructive fire tbat ever visited anv town In Orange coun. ty, was one tbat left thirteen families homeless, and burned the stores of seventeen business firms in West Randolph last Saturday. O J McWaln, clerk for W E Lamson, furniture dealer, went into the basement of the furniture store at about ten o'clock in tbe forenoon to "the cellar is a'l atlre." . It was soon found tbat the fire could not be coifKolled, and a general aiarm W4t -given, tue uefttrai Vermont was called upon and special trains were at once de spatched to brine the endues and fire com panies from South Royalton, Nortbfleld and Montpeller. Tbe flames rapidly spread and soon all the buildings surrounding the one where the fire originated were burning, and not till every building in the triangle between Main and Pleasant streets, except Smith's block, from worcuant s row north, were burned was tbe pro gress of the flames staved. Jack Dver's resi dence and bis livery and sale stables and other nouses upon tue east side ot Pleasant streot, were saved with difficulty. Tewksbury's large store, liass jewelry and fancy goods establish ment and Willard Gay's residence received con siderable damage. DuBois & Gay's large brick iiiock was saved by tne timely arrival or out side help; had that burned the buildings to the east along the railroad track: would have oeen in danger. There was but little wind, but so rapid was the progress of the flames that at 2 D m, the buildings were burned to tbe ground. The losses were as follows: Cottage- hotel, H S Dodge proprietor, loss $9000, insured for 0000; S M Flint's block, loss $3000, insured for 82, 200 ; in this block N M Draper, merchant tailor, uninsured, saved most of his stock ; Hon Wm Nichols saved the probate records and bis li brary; Philip Chadwick, harness shop, loss $100; A J French's block, loss $2000, insured for $1500: J D Mitchell, dry goods store, loss $5000. insured for $3000; Mrs G G.iswold, dress-maker, stock mostly saved; DuBois & Gav'B. Red store block, loss $1500, insured $3,- 000; occupied by W E Lamson's furniture store, loss 6000. insured for $1500; F H Joslin jewelet, loss $500, insured for $500, he had two tine gold watcues ana a uiamonu ring stoieu ; Frank Chadwick. house and restaurant, loss $4000, Insured $2420; W H DuBois, Blue store block, loss $4000, insured for $2300; E A Thomas, dry gooas, etc, loss szuuu, insurea ; Perrin & McWaln, attorneys, loss $500, insur ed ; Mechanics band, instruments saved; Loren Griswoid's block, loss $1500, insured for $3100; J G Mann & Co. clothitiir. loss $5000, insured ; S B Spaulding, shoe shop and tenement, loss $200; Jobn Lynch, household goods, small loss ; lit A u Morton, wire's oiock, loss 600, insured for $1500 ; H M Wire's grocery, loss $1UUU, insured; Miss JNorthrop, mtttlner, loss not known, eoods badly damaged; J w Hale, photosraph gallery and musical lustra-, nients, loss $1000, insured for $500; L T Spar- nawk, house, pnotograpu gallery, musical in struments, loss $1000, insured for $2100; N.G Morton, residence, loss $3400; R G Morton, tenement bouse, occupied by M S Spaulding, loss $400, insured ; M L Chad wick's bouse, loss 8100U. insured for $600: Emery Steele's livery stable, loss $2001); DuBois & Gay's brick block, loss flauu, insured; (iranviile Barnes,. grocer, loss $100; tbe damage to buildings not burned is estimated ut from $2000 to $1000. The insurance companies lose as follows : Ni agara $,)2jU, Springfield Fire & Marine $bUJ, Royal England $500, Merchants of Providence $1500,Sun of New York $1750, Citv of London $2500, Northern England $1500, Vermont Mu tual $6650, Continental of New York $2100, uormeudcut !$tzw, Cuinmercial Unton $JUou, imperial $1600. There is about $UoOU more surance but the names of the companies can be obtained at this time. - Ilob't J llm-Jctta whii lectured in AVent Ua dolub the evenimr b.-foie. irave 75 to the rua ing room in consequence of fie Joss sustalut.il. The probate ofllce is now iu Stewart's btock. The owners of the buildings burned are, w ith but lew exceptions, wealthy, and ure taking steps towards building large brick blocks iu place of the burned buildings. But lhe Lobby igumeuls ure Stronger. From the Newport Express.J Possibly if our legislature had known of the trouble iu the Hocking Valley in Ohio they might have been more ready to pass tbe bill providing for a railroad commission. It ap pears the owners of small mines in that region are anxious to operate them but the railroad company refused to give them switch tracks or furnish cars, lor the reason tbat several of tbeir directors are largely interested in tbe mines where tbe workmen are now on a strike. In one case an injunction was issued compelling them to furnish cars to a mine which already bad a side track but the company beat tha mine owners by refusing to let their cars run beyond their own road, com pelling reloading to go to distant points. Per haps no extreme case like this is likely to arise in this state but there are occasions enough where the check of a board of wisely appointed ruilroad commissioners wonld be a vim pub lic good. Tbe people will keep this and the town system ot schools in mind and two years hence will have a legislature which will enact both measures. It Ought to Come. FrDin the St Johnsbury Index.J Those nf our state exchanges tbat are not controlled by railroads ure justly indignant at the defeat of the bill in the senate to prevent unjust discrimination In freight charges. Thir teen senators.steered by our good friends Hutch and Witters of Burlington and Milton respect ively, succeeded in defeating the bill by a ma j 11 by of two. This is a great victory for the railroads, but It is not permanent. The conclu t ion-is inevitable that tbe next state campaign must be mude on the issue of anti-monopoly, when the people will see to it that men are sent to lhe k-gislature, and not personal property of railroads and tools of prolussional loulylsts. Senators Thompson, Gibos and Paul were evi dently the leader in tbe senate in Ihls tempo ral ily successtul effort to perpetuate the arbi tral y power of the railroads. The end is not yet. A S ranee Disease. Tbe Dexter (Me) Gazette says: A woman belonging to Burlington, by tbe name of Han nah Page, died sf nieday sinca. Sue bas been subject to tits most of ber life and was conse quently non compos. Some years ago she seemed to have a light rheumatic fever, since which tune her bone have grown greatly in length, until ber lingers were as long as knitting need, e. ber arms and lower limbs carrespond inglv elongated. Her Vies grew long and tbe foot' turned up until it nearly reached tha knee. Will some physician please name the disease auu give iu cure ? 'fd a Itn-l-Do;. From the Chicago Times. Mr Cleveland has retnr-ed the Newfound land doir presented to hiin tbe other day by some Dcinocralic admirer. It was toi young and aiuianle to be of any use. What tbe gover nor wants is a hull-doe of the most icr.aious tvie, wiili particularly ravenous appetite for o'tll.e-seekers. A d.g of this kiud could liud constant employment in Albany. Jio More Snobbery. From the Atlanta Constitution. Mr C'eveland says it Is his .mention to re store oid-fMs.i,med Demoi-raiic s-mplicty to tbe office ol Prcsi'ient. 1 bis the --"in-cilon or true reform. The snobbery at Wasbingion under the Republican administration bas been almost a disitraceful a the rascality. KOBUKllY AT JAMAICA- Landlord MnT.pan of thn Jamaica Houso It lieved of 510o A lreucll'-roua Friend. Geo W Davis, a "silver tilatimi" ?ai)t stole $150 from Landlord McLean of the Jamaica house Sunday night, and is now an inhabitant of the Newfane jail. T he robbery was a most daring one and created a great sensation in Ja maica. Davis came to Jamaica in May and has made his home at the Jainai.-a house ever since, with the exception of a few weeks spent in Dorset. During that time ho has ruined the confidence of the family, borrowing money and making himself generally useful about the bouse. The keys of the house were often en trusted to him. Monday he had talked of go ing away to getmouey to settle up with, but before he went he rendered all the assistance in his power to find tho missing money. Two young men were searched in his pres ence, and expressing himself as "sorry for Frank," be left on the morning stage for Man chester. Suspicion being finally aroused, Olli cers Shuraway and Sprogue followed him and overtaking the stage near Bondville they pro posed to search Davis, who laughingly allowed it to be done. Just as they were ubout to let him go tbe rustle of crisp bank notes was beard between the lining and outside of bis coat, when be acknowledged the robbery. ;l8 was taken back to Jamaica, waived examina tion and in default of furnishing oO ball, was escorted to Newfane jail , await trial. He stole f uo or tne mone- n-om McLean's pillow and $30 from ,ue bar room safe. Davis had ,De Cueek to ask McLean to go bail for him, but noon lielnir refused said. '.1 stole tbe mon ey thinking you would never find me out, and in time come back and pay you all I owe, bor rowed mouey and board bill." Davis hailed from Orange, Mass, where he bore a bad repu tation. Davis takes tbe matter coolly and has confidence that he will never be punished for the crime. He claims he bad no intention of committing the crime np to Sunday at mid night, but the belief is general that be not only intended this, but to rob Snaw, the bark dealer, as tbe key to ms room was missing several davs lie lore the robbery. The matter has caused considerable stir amomr the Vermont hotel keepers, who hold much of bis slutt as secanty for his board. The New York Graphic says the latest nni worst verdict of all this is, "Blaine was 'Bur chared' to make a Roman holi day From 18G2 to 1S83 the lottery players turned into tbe royal ltaliau treasury $2",OJ0,OJO Count Cavour used to c!l tue lottery, "the tax on tcMils." Tbe United States supreme court bas decided that Chinamen who were in this country when the restrictive law was enacted can go home and return at pleasure wit'iout certificates. The Roman Catholic llenary Council which lias been s- long in session at Baltimore, was brought to a close on Sunday wilh ceremonies of great pomp and Impressiveness. The Stalwarts among the New York Repub icans profess to tie anxious to elect Pr esident Arthur United States senator to succeed Lap ham. Gov Cleveland Is giving a hearing to the charges against Sheriff Davidson of New York city. - " Jamaica. Emerson W Smith bai moTed into Aaron Beiuis' house and his fattier bas gone to live wiih ano ber son at X irtti Wind ham. The Wi io.v liciuis hi moved iuto li W Sander.' house for the winter. One of tl.e twbt-vcar-old sons of Rtiiscl Frost broke lhr.ugii the he on the mill pond last week and was unable to get out nniil lielK-d bv a passing gculieuiun, who reached a H!e Ui hi. a aid drew The lliiilkrnlir'a taiurilr. We trl I send fr- f r on entire yer, to every lady who .end us lit once Ihu tii- ol t-o mitr ril Utdie, at so iw addreM, .ml li two rent tatni tor post., our a odm:a. enti-rttnio( arm Ins ructlva JouriM , devou-J to Ka.B'oa.. fancy Work. Imiatini. "okliia and Huctl "ld matter. Kesa'.t price, l.t. tseod I.-.I.V, und secure mm Dumtx-i. Addrew, HUMBUG JUl U.N'AL, Nmt, N " ! . , '. ' ; ' , WASHINGTON COUNTY. ' ; Sadden Death of a Northfleld Citizen A Warning; to Skating Boy - Dull 'l ime for Business The Graded tjchool' J io uc ctlv iiiitertalniimqt, , Prom Our Regular" Correspondent. ' . NoBTiiriELD, Dec 10, '81. Saturday forenoon Water Witch engine com pany received dispatch from West Randolph asking aid, as the bnslness portion of that- vil lage was in flames. In about fifteen minutes from the time the alarm was given, tbe engine and hose carriage were loaded on a car ready to go to West Randolph with a good force of men, but we bad to wait about an hour for a train from Montpeller with a tire engine. We arrived at West Randolph too late to be of much service. Tbe Montpelier engine was un loaded but the Water Witch was not. If we had arrived half an hour earlier tbo large hotel could have been saved. We think the Central Vermont railroad did not do right in refusing to let ns have a loomotive wbich was Idle in tbe yard here, as a big fire can do much dam age in an hour' time. ' Wednesday L S Wellington died suddenly with heart disease. He went to bis shoe shop in tbe morning, bnttt a tire ana returned nome, complaining of a hard pain in ms side. Meat cal aid was summoned, but be died in a short time after the physician arrived. His funeral occurred Saturday and the remains were in terred at BrookQeld. His age was seventy-two years. - .-, . W O Wbitmarsh Is able to ride out. Ills wife Is also Improving. The Methodist people held a sociable and had a nice supper at their vestry Wednesday night.. . H I Cutting went to the Adirondacks last week. - The young ladies of the graded school, glvo an entertainment soon, probably tne last ot next week, under the direction of Miss S C Chase. The drama, "Rebecca's Triumph,' will bo presented. Tbe proceeds are for the Denent ot toe scnooi iiorary. Mrs Mary Parker has gone to Lowell, Mass, where she will spend the winter with her duugbter, Mrs Rev Green. Miss Mary Boynton of Pepperill, Mass, is spending the winter here. Miss Flora Averill has returned from B oston and. will spend the winter in Nortbfleld. Conductor Cbarabcrlin is on duty once more, to the delight of his many friends. Beautiful snow to tbe depth of six inches visited us this week. Mrs Hazletoa is very low with typhoid fe ver. Mr La Bock's little child died Saturday morning with croup. Arthur Nye of Barre was in town the first of the week. Miss Nina Quimby has returned to Bellow s Falls. Mrs Conductor Stockwell will spend the win ter in Kansas with her sister. J C Emery of Montpelier bas bought the Loomis farm of Alice Perkins, paying $3000 forit. The new mixed train south leaving at 4 :I2 p m is proving a great accommodation. Florence MeCarty, Waitsfield, has a colt five months old that weighs 550 pounds. Elwin Thompson went to Underbill Tuesday morning to spend the remainder of the week. Dr Mayo has been confined to his house for about a week, but is now improving. E O Thurston s little child had a narrow es from death Saturday haviug croup. arvey boy and another boy about ten old, broke- through the ice la9t week. remvesned just ia time to jave their TUis should lie a warnins to other bo'vs to keep. nl thin ieo, but it will probably be heeded about as much as a buy getting killed on the freight cars about once in two years. Other boys will persist in jumping on moving ears. Times are dull in this locality. Merchants are not putting in so large supplies of holiday goods as some years. Tha people are short of mouey. OTIS V Q CLARKE. Commissioner of I'cnslons. Mr Clarke is one of those government officers who have risen to the position they occupy from holding subordinate places In the same depart ment. He is son of the late Joseph Clarke, of Brook field, N Y.' He was educated at De Buy tor in stitute and the Clinton Liberal institute of New York, after which ho studied law. Having, however, no taste for the practice of his profes sion he engaged in business, choosing Newport, Rhode Island, as his place of residence. In 1863 be was a member of the Rhode Island legisla ture. At the outbreak of the lato war he enter ed tbe service in the Second Regiment, Rhode Island Volnnteers, and served his Country with honor and distinction during tbe war, gradually advancing by promotion to the rank of lieutenant-colonel. He was honorably discharged ' from tbe service in 1863, on account of severe wonnds received in action. In February 1867. Mr Clarke accepted a ' clerkship in tbe Pension office, and advancing through several grades, was in July 1876, pro moted to the position of chief clerk of that bur eau. He resigned his position in 1879. and took charge of the reform school of the District ot Columbia. In the same year congress created the office of deputy-commissioner of pensions expressly for him, and be accepted it. When in 1881, congress created tbe offices of first and second deputy commissioners or pensions, the appointment of first deputy was conferred on Major Clarke. In November issu, tho president appointed him a "Commissioner to examine and report upon the construction of a portion of the North ern Pacific railroad west of the Mississippi riv er," the duties of which, he performed in a very satisfactory maimer. 'Vtd cape "1 A V rars d- 1 lives-. Roxiiunv. The village school besran Mon day with Mary Hassctt of Nortbfleld as teach er. Antolno Cell's family 1-5 sorely afflicted with diphtheria, one child having died and two or three others are not expected to Iiva. D L Nichols is teacliine school in district No 2 and Geo B Hall, Esq, in No 12. The trustees of the Congregational church are making extensive repairs on their church in the way of new heating apparatus. An item has been going the rounds of tho Btate papers to the effect that Martin Mansfield and bis son Will, former residents of Roxhury, had been htinif by vig'lurei in Dakota for horse-stealing, hut the irrepressible Martin is alleged to be still a habitant of this mundane sphere, as all his acquaintances anticipated. It is Baid that there are two or three aspirants for our post-office in the ranks of the local De mocracy. ' ' ' Wilcox Si White's Success. A mAni, the Taw renMv nnshini? nnrl eneriretic houses in the organ trade is the Wilcox & White concern of Meritlen, Conn. From the day tbey started V'ne business thiy have stead ily kept CTi undaunted by tbe thousand and one, obstacles which always beset anew con cern, and to-day they have won a puce among the leading firms in the country. Tbeir instruments have been specially distin guished for two qualities. First, they were well made, with every advantage thit superior skill and tbe best facilities could afford. Sec ond, thy were of that character which can Ik st be described bv tho word "popular." They sold easily. One of the firm's latest styles is an organ known as "The Syniphouy." I have already had occasion to speak of it. Mr Stewart of Lafayette, Ind, one of the foremost dealers in tho trade, bas just written the tirm the following verv characteristic letter: Thb Wilcox & White Okoah Co; Gentlemen: I have bad tbe blues ever since (lection until vour svmuhony oriian came, and I mnst say it is a sure cure. It is simply a stunner, and every one siieaks or it In the high est terms. 1 tuko pains in advertising it, and know your goods will reap the benefit of its be ing here. I shall niuke special efforts to sell some. They are unquestionably the finest and grandest reed crgans ever seen in the.-e parts. 11 T, Stewart. Lafayette, Ind. The firm have received many other letters similar in character to the alwve. Theirorders have been coming in so briskly during the past ten davs that they feel much encouraged and think they may feel a very pardonable pnda tha their lactorj is running lull tune when so many others ae uluioit idle. Freund's Wee kly, New York. if ;M Kast Dover. An entertainment will be beld tt tbe Baptist church, Friday evening, to con sist of readings recitations, music, tabljaux, etc, and given by tbe Gleaners. Ail are invited. CambrMgreport. Mis Mary Barry of the High school ut Bellow Falls has been at home during vacation. Miss Allie Burwell is vis iting in Crown Point, N Y. West lummertton. rrnycr meetings will be tcld at tne Baptist church Sunday evenings at 7 o'clock. l he Misses Alien are building a house near their old oue. West TownshemL In reply to your question as lonoilngs last peek, would say the rain ol Saturday evening riliid Ihcm up well. There i good" deal of talk a!oiit the minitier oflorci.cat the Democratirccvbralion. Some sav there were Id, others 60. Well, alfil.vits or'not, we had 91 in all and all but 7 or 8 were used R V Metcalf g.-ta $23 a month pension, lhe waniiuit for a to n mce iug reaj to meet Tucsdar ! S. It happi ns there is no Tues day -tVji- 8 1NS1 but thei the Republican are all out ol sorts anvbow. I ne the Sifter comes dow n on tbe affidavit busir.es, etc. Thi y mniuililv are ttiiukin bow omo about tbeui might not read ell ai d so they don't believe in a ttidavits the truly good alwav deplore. The lr bout nice street lain p. It is said h.t tiie nr,wnei-tive lawsuit at Wardsboro be- tween A K Muith ct al bas been settled. IiEV MOTHEK MARY FRANCIS CLARE. The Nun of Kenmare. Tho honored lady whose benign features are presented in the accompanying picture, is now in this country for tbe purpose of collecting means to assist her in the establishment of training schools for girls in England and Ireland. The Rev Mother Mary Francis Clare, whose name prior to her becoming a nun was Miss Cusack, has been "in religion" twenty-five years. She ic said to be the only woman who has been granted a private audience by a Pope. Leo Xlll honored ber in this way in recognl. tion of her steadfast zeal in religion and her philanthropic labors among the Irish peasantry during periods of famine. Her contributions to Catholic literature include a "Life of St Francis," tbe only one of her books which has been printed In tiie United States. The Convent of Kenmarc, in which the rev erend mother labored for twenty years, wa founded by the Abiwss O'Hagan, tho sister of Lord Chancellor O'Haean. Of late years the reverend mother came prominently before the world on the occasion of tbo apparition at Knock. , The Nun of Kenmaro is eminent forherpui lanthropy. Duiine periods of disistcr in Ire land, she spent her days and nlithts iu visiting the cabins of tbe peasantry in Kenmare and giving their wretched inmates spiritual and bodily comfort. The convent recently estab lished In Nottingham, England, ia under the special patronage of Cardinal Manning. WhUlnghnin. The fall and winter term ot ichool in district No l.i, taught by Miss Nellie Sawver closed Fridav, also schools in district No 6, tauuht by Lora E Chilcott. No 2 and No 7 by Cora Davenport of Heath, Mass, Nov 20. School lienaiti No 7 Dee 1, Alice Piae, teacher, district X- 12 M m lav, teacher, Her bert H Wonlen of Halifax, VL Our selectmen have built about ten rinU ot new road near the Readsiioro line to nicet one being built from Readslx.ro on the river road to avoid the ice tLat collects in the spring ol tbe year, caused by the Newton dam. Londonderry Uncle Bliss Smith, an a?ed resident, wa buried Dec 2, Rev W R Daven port of Weton preaching the sermon. L P Sheldon and family start for Chicigo Monday where he intends to stop for tbe winter. The blacksmith, Wm French, has given np work on account ot poor bcilth and an excellent chanca for a good blacksmith is open here now. Dr Newman got his bandu and face severely burned th other dav while porupoatniliig med icine, D D Wait of the HiVhland house real izes about f 150 from turkey raistd by him this yea Putnev The annual foir of the rill S-ciety connected with the Unnersalist nvristi will ha held in the town hai! 1-Viday evening, Dec 19 th. Tbe beautiful iprr.-tta F-.-rr.t jaotl-e siu ecrs" will constitute a part of i!ie evenloir en jovment. A very choice l.tio i ot f iner ar ticles will lie onsaie The H ip'it chnrvh snl ocietv of Putney will bol 1 its annual busbies mocti 1 In tie lower ion haM, Snu. lay evening 7 1-2 o'clock. It Is desirable that all mem era and thocs interested should ls p re-scut. Iaok.onville. The Ji'lson blacksmith shop and water ower ha been u'J to A C Shep anison w ho will build a dam and put la ia cuioery in the spring.