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SEMI-WEEKLY BANNEE, ERlJDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1894.
Consocratlon Sought and Found. O, Gray Gables, blestretreat! llomo of He and wlsdom's seat! Kre I lenve tliy lofty domo, Out into tluj world to romn, llako 1110 llko tliy cold, grny stones Callous to my party's groansl IJke tho grlm nml mossy wnlls, Urnnt that though my party fnlls, 1 inay Btand uushakeii thcn, Moro uprlght tlian otlier uicii; May I nccii no otlier legs Than my own siauuch, sturdy pegs! Though thunder-claps rovcrberato . Around my consecrated pato; 'J hough lfghtiiings llash nnd tempest blow, And 1 bo cussed by fricnd and foe; Stlll grant tlint I uuyleldlng bo, IJke ihy grent stone", O llomo of Mel N. V. Evening Sun (IX'in ) Somo Chlldrcn's Lottrs. We print tho following lotters as pood oxamples of practical compositions by childicn sevon or eight years old, who havo bccu in school, on tho avoraue, about two and a balf ycars. It is scldom tbat childrcn of that agocan do anything in tho way of correct composition. In all tlic past tho matter of sjieakitif; and wiitinn wero nover oxpccted uiitil lato in Rchnol lifo. In our Graded Schools it now begins whon the cliild cnters, and tlicso letters show that cliildron may bo taught to expresa thcmselves with forco and clcfjanco at au cariy ago. In this caso tho clnldrun woro givcn twcnty minutcs in whicli to writo what they pleased about Christmas, oitlicr to Santa Claus or to their tcaclier. Tho letti-rs aro printed from tho childrcn's hands without tlio least corrcction or chanfjo. Tho dato and tho closing is a form rcquired for all such lettcrs. Tho body of tho lottcr is cncli cliild's thought and exprcssion without biiggestion or aid, savo whcro information was askcd as to tho spelling of a word. For oxiRi Dality and for correct and oxpressivo English thoy toll a preat deal in reirard to practicafconiposition foryoung child ren whcn wcll taujjht. I'enniimtou, Vt. 12th Dec, 1894. Dcar Santa Claus, I hopo you will brinp mo a doll's hcad, and a pair if shoes for mo, will you? Just what I want I can't havo, can I? If I can, I want you to put somo candy in my stock inp; 1 will hang u my stockinpall ready for you; I want somo over slioe'j, but I supiioso that I can't havo thom. i liopo Mr Davis will got a Christmas treo. Your lovinc Mauv Waijiiiihok. Bennington, Vt. 12th De3.. 1804 Dear Santa Claus,--l lovo you vcry much, I hopo you aro wcll. Aio you goiiig to bring mo a doll and a Christmas treo? I hopo you will mako a nico Chiistmas presont for Mr. Davis and his wifo, and his little girl, and. for Miss White, and overy body. I hopo you will havo a nico Christmas. I want to snend Christmas down in West Troy with Grandma and Grandpa and my eousin. I liko mv toachcr. Sho is kind to me. Your lovimr. Gkokoiana Austin. Bennington, Vt. 11th Dec., 1801. Dear .Miss White, 1 hope you aro wcll. I think Christmas I will havo three dolls and somo skates nnd six nico liooks, a box of nico paper and a ring. Fanny is going to givo mo soine-tliiiifr, I don't know what it is. Jl -ther is going to givo mo a grcat big baby doll. Christ mas is conung in two wecks and two days. 1 think Santa Claus is a pretty good old man. I think Mr. Davis is vory nico, Lo is so cood to mo. School will bo out Christmns. I liko to wiito letters. I am going to writo a letter to Mr Davis somotime. I had a nico spelling-bmik and a nuni bor bnok. I ani tireil and I vvaut to go homo. Your lovii g DOKOTHV XoUTON. ncnnington, Vt. 12th Dec, 1891. Dcar Santa Claus, I want a sled bet tcr than inino, and I want a Christmas treo too, and I want it full of candy so I can havo a lot. I want a bnok too, but I don't want it with the A. I!. C. in it for I havo flvo books with tho A. U. C. in now. I would just as soon you would bring mo a slcd liko my hiother's so I could rnco with him, and if I bcat him lio will want to trado, but I won't do it for it I did ho would say ho had tho bcst sled and I don't want him to. Your loving, Loiii:xzo Moor.K. Huntington, Vt. 12tli Dec, 1S94. Dear Santa Claus, I tliougiit I would 3fr. II. A'. Parkhurst Barre, Vermont. Could Not See to Read Inflammation in the Eyes A Buslness Man Curcd by Hood's Porfect Eycsight Rostored. llead tlie letter of Jlr. II. N. I'arkhurst, a depler In granlte and manufacturcr of gratilta nomiiiieiits at Barre, Vt.: "C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Jlass.: "I.ast wlnter I was taken with scrofulous Bore cycs. I was tntally blhul ln ono eye and the otlier was so badly affccted tliat I Could Not Sco to rend or wrlte. Jly eyes palned ms very wucli tor tlirco or four moiiths, and for about tlireo weuks bcforc I cnt to Ilurlliigton for treatment, tho paln was liardly ciulnralile. On iny rcturu from Ilurlliigton In Aprll last, 1 could notseeanyliuttcr than beforo I lef t liome. At tlils tlmu I conimenccd totako Hood's Sarsapa Xilla and have now taken two bottlcs. I Can Now Sco nswcllasbcrorotlioanilctlon; can scotorcad nnd carry on my buslness, tliat of a manufac turer of granlto montiments, wlthout tlie aid of glasses. 'Wlien I lcft tho doctor's care I could liardly bcar the llght on iny cycs, and bjul to b II 3I SK ER 51 Sarsapaniia Tery careful wlien out on tho street alono. Hood's Sarsaparllla lias imrlflcd my blood and lieen tho means of restorlng my eycsight. It lias also helped mo ln otlier ways. I am not now trotililcd with cnnstlpatlon, my dlgestlon ts bettcr and I feel llko a new man." II. N. J'AiiKiiunsT, Barre, Vermont. "Hood'a Pills aro piScly vegetablo, and do .nut purgc, paln or grlpo. Sold by all drugglsts. writo you a little lottor. How aro you? I hopo you aro woll. I bopo you will bring mo a pretty picturo book, and a Eieco book, a candy cano and a candy asket, a real doll and a papor doll. I lovo you vory much. I hopo you will bring Miss Whito lots of things. I liko to go to school very much. I liko my tcacher vory much. I hopo papa will got mo a Christmas treo. Yourloving Uessie L IIudson. Bennington, Vt. 12th Doc, 1894. Dear Santa Claus, I liopo you will bring mo two gamos and a now dress. Oh, I want somo candy and nuts too. I hopo you will 1111 my stocking. I hopo you will bring mo a littlo baby brother. I hang up my stocking on Christmas Evo and hopo it will bo full in tho morning. I liopo Mr Davis will got a Christmas treo. IIow good Santa Claus is to 1111 our stockings. Yourloving Ikenk Davis. Bennington, Vt. 12th Dec. 1894. Dear Santa Claus, I want a doll and cradlo and a lot of things. Miss Whito said sho wantcd us to writo you a long lottor, sho only gavo us twcnty minutes to do it in. I wish you would visit my liouso on Christmas. My brother said ho would llko a pair of skates, but ho can't skato at all. Mothor said said sho would get him a sled whcn thero is snow ciiough, but I would rather havo skates myself. I havo a pair now, I wont skatlng last night and skatcd till six o'clock. I liko to go to scbonl, I do not liko to stay out. I liko my teacher. I told Grandma nnd Auntio that I likcd my other toncher too, sho was kind to mc. I think I liko to play as woll as to go to school, but whcn thero is school I go overy day. I think I would liko to visit your homo. My brother lias a book you gavo him last Christmas. Yourloving IlKNItlGTTA S. PoOIiH. Bennington, Vt 11th Dec, 18U4. Doar Miss White, I wantyou to corao down nnd spcnd Christmns with us. I ani going to havo a Christmas treo and I am going to put somo things on for you. I want a banjo and a littlo doll-hnuso with a doll in it. Miss Thomas lias a banjo tliat cost cight dollars and sho is going to scll it forfivo. I havo a doll that I got over at tho fair and it is drcsscd in bluc. Grandma was surpriscd whcn wo got over there becausc sho did not know we wcro cnining. I havo ncver secn my Unclo Charlio and I want him to como up Cliristmas. Your loving Jit.ia A. Loomis. Bennington, Vt. llJth Dec. 1S94. My Dear Santa Claus, I think you wcro very kind to bring mo thoso nico prcsents lasf. Christmas. I tried to kecp theni as long as 1 could. Wc havo a dear littlo baby horo and sometimes I let hcr tako somo of thcm, sho is such a dcar littlo thing, sometimes sho breaks them and thcn I feel vory sorry. Now I will toll you what I would liko to havo you bring mo Christmas, I want a doll and a littlo hroom and a nico story book. I think I would ratlior havo a small doll and n good ono than a big ono not so good. I havo a littlo sistcr that can not writo and I wish you would bring her somcthing nico for a littlo girl, sho is vcry good, wo all lovo her vory much. I hopo you will not forget us and whero wo live. Wo livo on Grand Viow Sticot. Bo suro and don't forget us. Your loving Maisy Toomy. Whlch Was tho Correct Datc. Tho followimr, from tho columns of a patriotic exchauge, may bo of intcrcst to our renders: NoiiTii Bennington. Vt., ov. 12, 1S94. Tlie JCditor of tltc Spirit of '"(!. Sllt: Tho November nuir.ber of your oxcellent publication contains a communication from Col. D. S. Lamson, C. W., Weston, Mass., stating that ho seuds you a copy of a photogrnphic repioduction, niado from a reccutly discovercd letter 'of Ethan Allcn's. Coloncl Lamson says: "Tho lottor (which you givo entire), is important, as it srttlr'a tho, dato of tho capturo of Kort Ticonderoga, which in history has bcen erroneously givon." On pago 109, appcndix, of tho Hon. L. E. Cliittenden's publishcd address, "Tho Capturo of Ticonderoga," read hoforo tho Vermont Historical Socioty, at Ti conderoga, on .Imuo 10th, 1872, you will flnd this letter: '"TicoNDElioOA, 3Iay 11th, 1775. "Gentlemen: I havo tho incxprcssibto satisfar.tion to aequaintyou, that, atday break on tho 10th instant, pursuant to my dircctions from sundry lnading gen tlemen of Massachusetts Bay ami Con necticut, I took tho Fortress of Ticondcr oca, with about ono hundrcd ind thirty Green Mouutaiu Boys. Col. Kaston, with about foity-soven valinnt soldicrs, dis tinguished themselvcs in tho actiou. Col. Arnold entered tho fortrcss wivh mo sido by sido Tho truard was so sur jirised, that contrary toexpectation, thoy did not liro on us, but rotreated with pre cipitancy. Wo immediately eutcred tho fortrcss, and took tho carrison prisoners, without bloodshed or nny ojiposition. Thoy consisted of ono cnptain and a licutenant, and forty-two mcn. "Littlo moro" nccd bo said. You know Govcrnor Carlton, of Canaria, will cxert liiinsclf to retnko it; and, as yourcounty is nearer than any otlier part of tho col-onies,- and as your inhabitants havo thoroughly manifested their zeal in tho causo of thocountry, I expcctimmcdiato assistauco from you, botii in men and provisions. You innuot oxert yourself too much in so glorious a causo. Tho number of men need bo moro at llrst, till tho othcr cohinies havo tinio to mustcr. I am apprehcnsivcof asudden and iuiok attack. Pray bo quick to our relief, and send us flvo hundred men immediately; fail not. "From your fricnd and humblo sor vant, "Ktiian Ai.li:n, "Commandor of Ticonderoga. "AllJtAIIAM Yates, "Chairman of tho Committec, Albany " Tho abovo in mostrcspectssecmsidcn tical with tho lottcr publishcd by you. A coinparison of tho text, howover, will loveal esscntial discrepancics, notably tho dato of tho capturo, thocontinuity of tho sentcnco in abovo copy beginuing: "Tho number of men need"'is prcscrved, and tho address is supplied. Which lot ter is correct? Agnin, on the samo day, May 11, 1775, Allen wrote: "To tho Ilonorablo con grcss of tho Provinco of Massachusotts Bay or council of war," sayiug: "I havo to iuform you, with plcasuro unfolt bo fore, that on tho brcak of day of 10th of of Slay, 1775, by order of tho Gcneral as foinbly of tho colony of connecticut, I took tho Fortrcss o Ticonderoga by storm," ctc, etc. In his narrativo of his captivity, Allen also llxes tho dato as tho 10th of May. Wo will now resort to tho rncmy for conflrmation. Cnptain Delaplaco from his coulinemcnt at Hartford, Conn., on Mny 21th, in his petition for libcrty, among other things writes: "Your Mo morialist would leprcsent, that on tho morning of tho 10th of May instant, tho garrifon of tho Fortrcss of Ticondoroga, in tho iirovinco of Now York was sur priscd by a party of armed mon, uuder tho command of ono Ethan Allou." It would scom as though tho prepon dcrenco of cvidcnco was on tho sido of tho 10th. as cstablished by many woll known historians. Vory rcspectf ully, S. B. Hall. Much Llko Bennington. Brattleboro pridos hcrsolf that sho has less drunkonncss than any town of cnual size in tho country. This is largely duo to tho charaoter of tho people, nnd tho character of tho pco plo is laigoly owing to tho foresight of tho late Dcacon Jacob Estoy. Ho was a icmarkably Bhrcwd, far sighted man, and whon ho laid tho foun dation of tho grcat industry which bears his namo, ho looked into tho futuro. From tho stnrt ho was caroful that tho mon cmployed by him sliould bo not only good workmon, but men of sobric ty and character as wcll. He recognized that men who own their own homcs aro far less liablo to strikcs, tako a moro activo intorest in tho town whon they aro taxpayers, and all told, mako far better citlzens than mcn who havo nothing at stakciu tho community in which thoy livo but tho wages thoy reccive. For thac reason Deacon Estoy by nll means in his powor cncouragcd and as sisted his men to own homes of their own. Tho result is that other manufac turers followed his examplo and to-day a majority of tho rcsidonts Brattleboro own their own homcs. Naturally thoy tako a deep interest in tho schools and churchcs, aud for this or somo other reason Brattleboro is known all over tho section as very publio spir itcd. Thero is noba saloon or divo in tho town. Of courso undcr tho Vermont Iaws thero could bo uo opcn liquor sell itig, but thero is not in tho town a singlo disreputablo place whero liquor is sold from tlio hip pocket. To bo 8iu'o in tho summermany of tho citizens who enjoy a glass of cool lager wander over tho river to tho "brower ics," and thero qucnch their thirst. Th so places havo been freouently raided, but they still romain undorcovcr of tho Now Ilampshiro 1 .ws, but in truth in can bo said that they aro con ducted on jiretty deccnt lincs. It does not follow from this that tho pcoplo of Brattleboro aro "drys," not by any inanner of means. Thero aro many llno wino collars in town, and they aro not all ompty, by any means. Ilospital ity with a litt'o stimulaut is opcn hand ed in llrattlohoio, but itis among friends and acquaintancos. Stinday Globo. 1TS WONDEREUL EFFICAGY. newspai'ehs ad.mit nn. davii) ki:n- NEDY'S rAVOIHTK ItEMEDY IS AI.I, IT IS CLAIMEI). Tho intenso interest taken in tho al most iniraculous cures mado by Dr. Ken ncily's Favorito Bemedy, at Athens, N. Y., and othcr places, rcsulted in tho Al bany, N. Y., Journal sending a special represcntativo to Athens to investipate tho cases, and it was found that many of tho cures mado by this medicino wcro simply wondcrful. In tlio cases of Mr. Lowis Clow, who had chronic kidnoy discase, Mrs. Casper Brooks. sulTering from femalo trouhlcs and kidney discase, and Mrs. Wtn. Tif fany, who snllered from gcneral prostra tion, all of theso cases were abnudoi.ed by thoir attemling physicinns. Dr. Kennedy's Favorite Itemedy was thcn used by thom and in overy caso an abso luto curo was elfected. Mr. E. C. Bartholomow, Kalkaska, Mieh., writes: "Dr. David Konnedy's Favorito Hemedy savcd my lifo when I was a victini of liright's discase." "I had been troublod sinco 1809," writes S. N. Arnold of Itoche.ster, X. Y., "with gravel and catarrh of tho bladder. Tried soveral doctors but got no relief. Finallv I used Dr. David Kennedy's Fa vorito Hemedy. Tho r-sult was l'narvel ous; atter using a few bottles I was en tirely cured." In Memorlam-Edward L. Norton. Ata miei-inl mepllnir of Slnrk Ho'o Conipni-y. No t, HennitiBtnn Fire Di partment. heldat Ihcir ro-im on 1'rldav evriilne llPCeinbT lttli 1MI, tliKiinder-igned vitb appointol a coininl'tce to drnft Kultablc ieolutlona. They would report as follow : WiiEitEAS. It ha. plt-aed our IlHAVcnlj- Fathcr In III- lullnltc wldom to roinove from our mrin brrshlp, from thp eircli' of his liome and from tlie coiiimiuilly, Kdivard I. Norton, one wlio Iihh leen wiili us In our plcuMiit occislons and amid ou ilange's, wlien duty called, for many yi-ars; oneuhowas grfiitly re'pccted in this coinmu idly. wliere his llfe tas been pas'ed, and who U wjdelv known ln b"tliiess rolallonti; an only 8on, llic Kiay anl reil ncu othte wldoned innthrr and istfr-. nnd wlioo geninl d sjiosltlon and charac ter endeared lilm lo ullhisnss 'cl:ites,:is well a to thl, company, itli whora he was intluiately re latod. ilier-foro Rcsolvcd. Tlint wo recognlzc In tlie hand that takrs him from us the dlpenntion of Dnlne I'rovldrnco "That doetli all things well," and trut that what la our lo liere, is liU uatn. Ilosnlvrd. Tliat with Hip Immcdlalc relatives of our deceaed companion, we mourli lils deparlurc to a bettcr llfe, and would liko to adil a word of comfnrt, If possiuli', to IiIh lnother and Kistern, bu can ouly a' . " I hy will be doue. Hesolved. Tliat 'liese rcsolutlens bo engrossed and fent to Mr. Norton' mother, tbat a meaiorial pagH ou our reconls be sit apart, aud pubhslied in the locul paperi. ii II. llUIiCII. ) H. II HUTCIIIN8. J Committec C. ritKD VAN Vt.KCK, ) Bennington, Vt ,i)cc. Hth, 1691. When Othcrs Fall Hood's Sarsaparilla btiihls up tho shat tered systeni by giving vigorous actiou to tho digestivo" organs, creating an ap petito and purifying tho blood. It is prepared by modcrn mothods, possesses tho greatest curativo powers, and has the most wondcrful record of actual cures of any medicino in existcnco. Tako only Hood's. Hood's Pills aro purely vogctablo, and 3 not purgo, pain or gripo. 25c. do A New York polico captain's cap secms to cost altnost as much as a seat in tho Now York stock cxchange. Somo fieoplo scnm to think, too, that tho po ico captain's possibilitics of proflt aro grcatcr than a stock brokor's. A Friond In nocd Is a Fricnd Indccd, A fricnd adviscd mo to try Ely's Cream Balm and nfter using-it six wecks I bo liovo myself curcd of catarrh. It is a most valuablo romedy. Josoph Stowart, 024 Grand Avenue, Iirooklyn, N. Y. My son was afllicted with catarrh, I in duced him to try Ely's Crcam Balm and tho disagrccablo catarrhal smcll all lcft him. Ho appcars as wcll as any ono. J. C. Olmstead, Arcola, 111. Prico of Crcam Balm flfty ccnts. Senator Vest is qtiito right in think ing that tho Senato rulcs aro an obstruc tion to husiness, but tho objcctions to thom aro no strongcr now than thoy woro when ho vigorously rcsistod all cfforts to modify thom, FOIt OVEU K1FTY YEAKS. Au Old and Well Thieo ItEJiKtT. Mrs Winslow's Soothlnc Syrup han bcen ued for over flfty years by nillllons of motbprh for their cMl dicn white lcothing. with pcrfcct succeos. It inothes the ehlld, noftens the Riims, allars all paln, cures wind collc, and is the lieft rcmedy for Olarrhrea. I plea-ant to the taste. Hold by Dnigglsts ln every part of the world. Twcnty flre cents a bottle. Its value ls lncalcalable. Be Hure and ask for Mrs.' Vinslow's Soothlng Syrup. and lake no other. HOME FOR DESTITUTE CHILD-REN. An Appoal From tho Managorsfor Funds for New Bulldlngs. In October 1805, tho llomo for Dcsti tute Childrcn wont into oporation with sevon littlo girls under its care. It is said that tho lirst institution in tho world to bo called a "Childron's Homo" was that foundcd in Cincinnati in 1804. If tliat is true. tho Homo in Burlington may bo considered ono of tho llrst. It has always been supportcd by voluntary charity; in its flistyoars by an nual subscriptious; many hundreds in all parts of our Staie gavo freoly to pro vide for theso littlo ones. Tho taising of a permanetit lund, generous gifts of real estato from tho lato John P. Howard in 1881, and othcr benolactions, mado tlicso yearly subsciiptions nolongor necessary. Tho lirst homo was a small brick liouso on Main street. In tho summor of 1800 tho govcrnmcnt buihlnig known as tho Martno hospital was purchascd, to which a largo additiou was madn in 1875. Sin'co that timo now and spacious barns aud outbuildings and a stcam laundry havo been orcctcd. Diiring tho 29 ycars of its oxistenco tho Homo has recoivcd and cared for nearly 1)00 children, taugiiig in ago from an "in faut of days" to 12 or 14 years. But on tlio night of May lst, 1893, a greatmisfortuno camo upon the Homo. It was burned to tho ground; tho out buildings and stcam laundry wcro sayed. Tho insurauco monoy was promptly pald and it was decidcd to rebuild at onco, this timo on tho cottago plan. During tho past ycar two cottagcs havo beou built, conncctcd with each other by a low builaing containing tho common diuing room and kitchcn. Tlieso aro in tcuded for tho largor boys and girls, aud will acnommodato about 50 childrcn. But in building theso nearly all of the insur auco monoy has been used, and wo sore ly iioed two moro, ono for tho babics and nurscry childrcn, tho othcr for gcneral purposes. Tho llomo nccds monoy to crect tlieso huildings. Wo havo an iuconio suflieicnt for tlio jearly oxpenses of about 100 children, but wo havo vcry littlo uioney that wo can uso for builditig purposes. Tho hotises cannot bo put up tor less than $40,0IK). In this emeigenoy wo must nsk help fiom the fneuds of tho Homo. Wo do this tlio moro hopefully becauso wo believo that tho homo has, in tlio main, tho coolidenco of tho publio. Wo trust that our friends believo, flrst ly, that it is safely and prudently man aged linancially and economically. Sec omlly, tliat tho children are ktudly troat cd, well carcd for, c.iret'ully traincd and cducatcd aud proviiied witli homcs as soon as it beems best. Thirdly, that thero is real nocd of just such a llomo as this, ond always will bo, as long as so cioty is constituted as it now is. As loi.g as iutcmporauco, lax divorco laws, idlo noss aud improvidenuo and kiiidtod ovils oxist, so long thoro will bo cliildron who must bo cared for by public or pri vatc chanty. Thero aro many, too, who, by tho death or mistortuuo of thoso who would otherwisocaro for thom, aro dosti tuto aud must bo helped. Will not thoso who havo wealth help to tnuko a homo for tlicso helpluss chiht lon? Will not thoso who can givo but little, bestow that little? "Many a littlo niakes a mickle." Aud it would bo a clieering thing to feel that wo havo tho interest aud synipatliy of many generous hearts. As tho Clirist'inas timo approach cs, biiiming iho thought of Jesus Christ ns a little child, will not somo remoinber tlicso little children, and help us to pro vido a refugo for them? A Former Bennington Pastor's Book - "A Domino In Blblo Lands." An attractivc now book entitled: "A Domiiio in Bihlo Lands." by tho Hov. Etlward firiflin Iloid, jiastor of tho Seo ond lteformed Church of SomerviIlp, N". J., is for salo at the Uannkk Stationery Store. Tho advcntures and expcrienccs in Kgypt and Palestitio of a largo party of which Mr. I'ead as a memlier, form tho basis of this charmiiig told narrativo. Tlie trip of 000 miles up the Nilo and nearly 400 miles on horseback tlirough tho Iloly Land was repleto with interest and atteiidcd with many hardships and considerahlo danger, and in tho telling tho autlior has woven in much of tho history of tho sacrctl places visited, draw ing with g-eatest caro tho lino between tho h'gendary and nutheutio recon's. Tlie languago is conciso, but ever rotains tho casy, natural stylo of a narrative, and tho pages abound with clear-cut word picturcs of famous Easteru scenes and pcoples. Tho sludent will llnd thercin much tliat is new and tnany valuablo suggestions from tho ripo cxperienco of tho author, whilo to tho gcneral reader tho nar.ativo affords a series of intcrcst ing sketches and ovcnts in Oriental lands. Tho book contains 250 paires, lii'inted from clear-cut typc, on hcavy paper, is illustrated froin photographs biought from tho scenes visited by tho nuthor, nnd is hniidsomt-ly honud in cloth and gold. Price, ?l 50. Vory ap propriato for a holiday gif t. Ilaving shut out our cattlo, Germany is going to sco if sho cannot get along without our cotton, too. This is tho way that tariff reform opcratcs in piac tico to open tho "Markets of tho World" to America. Pond's Extract for all pains, nnd in llammation is manufactured and bottled by tlio solo propriotors. Poml s Kxlract Co.. Now York and Londoii. Seo our namo and ovory wrapper and label. Tho Dcmocratic Congressmcn aro slow in getting back to Wasliington this winter. Thero is not much funinbeing a Dcmocratic M. C. just now when thoso letters stand for Man Chastised. -Denn'8 itheuinntlc 1'IIIh abiolutely cures rheuinatUm and neuralgla. Eutirely vegetabie Safft. 4yl Now that tho Stato Departmcnt has assured tho world that Americans aro safo in China, of courso, any tnurders that may occur in tho futuro will bo ofli cially regarded as moro products of tho imaginatinu. Work brought ln Monday morning may be called for Wcdneaday nfternoon; If brought in Wednesday or Thurbday, It niay bo called for on Saturday of each wcek. CHARLES F0RN. Mtf. 112 North St.. Bennington. Vt. COUPON Dec. 21 "America Photographed-" Send this and one other conpon of a different date, accompan ied by 10 conts, and one number of ''America Photographed" will bo sent yon, iiostage paii Portfolio Ntx 20 now ready. C. A. PIERCE &C0. COUQHED DAY AND NIGHT. Threo years ago, I was eo etck I coula not oat, aleep or wnllc, for I coughcd all duy and night, mv weight was reduced from 150 to 127 pounds. The llrst night that I slcpt four hours at oue time, was aftcr I had takon threo doses of Dr. Plerce'i Golden Mcdical Dlscov cry. Tho offenslvo mat ter ezpcctorated greir less every day and when I had taken thn nra t r n..a wholo of one bottlo I Hlts. L. P. CoATES. couId ,ecp all nRht without coughtnir, and have been well over slnco and welgh 18 pounds. ilrs. LOUISE P. COATES, B!lIiebourne, Kitigs Co., N.T. Guar antecs a OR 9IONCY RETIIRNED. In Severo Coughs, Bronchinl, Throat arid Lung Diseases, Asthtna, Scrofula in every form, and even tho Scrofulous affection of the lungs that's called Consumption, in all its oarlicr stagcs, the " Discovery " cuhes. ENGLISH, 31 colors. ENGLISH, with Tinted Edges, 52 colors. AMERICAN, 36 colors. AMERICAN, with Tinted Edges, 10 colors. IMPORTED TISSUE PAPER, 133 shades. 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D. 1894. l"re-cnf. John V. Carny, Jurtge. Edwin I). Moore. adniinlmrator of the estate of f'lydc W M 'orc late of IlemiinEton. in said disiricr, deceased. prcsents, hU ad mlnistratioii account for exninl nutlon nnd allowanre. nnd make appllcation for a decrec of illstribution nnd partitionof tlie es tate of said deceakcd. Whcri'iiiion it ls ordereil by said Oourt, that said aconnt nnd saiil appllcation bo referred to a sesion thereof, to be hcld u the Probate Offlce aforcsnid. on the 2Jnd dav of Ilec. A. D. lbSI. for hearing and decsion t.iereon; and,it is further ordercd. that notlce thereof be given to all pnrties interested. by publication of the saine threo wceks successlvely In the Bennington Ban neii, n newspaper published nt Bennington, pre vious to said timo for hearlng. that they may ap penr at said time and place, nnd show cnuo il any tlioy may have. why said ncconnt should not bc allowed and such decree made. A Uecotd wl ercof ls ordered to be made, A true record, Atto-it JOIIK V. CAUNEY, Judge. A true copy of the orlu'lnal record lil Attet JOHN V. CAUNEY, Judge. STATK OF WILLIAM B. JIATTI- SON. Notlce of Settlement and Appllcation for Distrl Dtuion. STATE OF VERMONT, j , Dtrict of Bennington, j " In I'ronntc Court. held at the Probate Oftlce In Bennington, In aid district, on the 5th day of l'ecmber, A D., 1891. I'resent, John V. Cnrney, Judge. Jtyron Clark adniinKtrator of the etate of Willlam II. Mattion. late of Benni igton in said district, dtceaed, presents his ad mlnistratloii necoii' t forexainlnutlnn and nllow nnce nnd makes appllcation for a deerceof ditii butlonnnd jiartltion of thccstate of said deceased Whereiipor, It is ordered bysnld Court, that .f aid ncconnt nnd snld applliatlon be referred to a scsslon thereof, to be held at tho Probate Oftlce nforcsald. on thc 2-,'nd day of Dec. A. D.. 189i for hciiring and decislon thereon, nnd, Itislur-the-ordered, that notlco thereof be gUcutoall parties iutercstcd, by publlcntion of the saine three weeks nuccesslvely In the Bennington Bannek. a new.pnper puollhel nt Iteiinlngton. prevlous to said timenppoliitcd for hearing. that they may appenr at naid tlnn- nnd place, nnd show cause.lf any they mny have, why snld ac count should not be nllowed, aud such decree made. A record whereof Is ordered tobo made. A true Itecord. Attcst, JOHN V. CATiNF.Y, Judge. A true copy of the origina Ilecprd. 1,1 Attest. JOtlN V. CAlfNEY Judge A NEW SWIKDLE. J I rccontly had occaslon to travcl from iilverpool to Lomlon by tho London and Northwcstcrn rnllwny. I just xnlssed tho 4:10, havlng nnido up my nilnd to dlno on tho traln, and had to wnlt for tho 6:30. I Was not ln tho vcry swcotcst of moods, ns I hutl on nppolntmcnt in London nt 9 o'clock nnd had to wlro nnd postpono lt, ndded to tho fact tliat I hnd a vcry Indlffcr cnt mcal nt tlio hotel closo by. Whcn I took my scat in tho 0:30, tho only othcr occupant was a scdute, clcrlcnl looklng lntllvldunl, but at Edyo Ilill a thtrtl pcrson entered tho conipnrtmont, cvltlently au Anierlcan, or, to speak cor rcctly, n citlzcn of tho Unlted Statcs. Ho was of a loquucious illspositlon nnd rathor disturhcd mo by lils repcatcd remnrks, ul tlmatcly nddresscd to me, as tlio sedato lndividual stuiulily nnd iirnily rcpclled his cndcavors to drnw him into conversatlon. I tried to choko him off, but ho would not bo dcnied, so I closcd my paper and an Bwcrcd his numeruus que.stions, Evcntually wo entered upon various dis ousslons, enibrnciiiK n vnriety of topics, which nt length resolved Itself into n dls quisltion upon tlio soclal dlffercDccs bo twecn tho Amcrieuti nnd Kngllsh people, espcolully from n jitrinionlnI polnt of viow. I laiiglilngij iiioted tho llrigham Young dllllculty. Ho took the mntter up wannly and quoted Honry VIII and his "scvcn" wlvcs. 'E.tcuso me, sir," I said. "Ho was bad enougli, but lio only indulgcd ln feix wlvcs, and thcn only ono nt n time, and that v&tll'tho utmost dlfflculty." "Sevon?" "No, oiily six." "You'll cxcuso mo, sir. I was nt tho hcad of my school at Hartford ln history, nnd wo Amerieans tuko n littlo moro In tcrcst in Europcan history thnn you Brit isliers do iu Americiui history, nnd I'm posltlvo that Henry VIII had sovon wlvcs!" "I assuro you, sir," I rcplled, "ho hnd only bIx, nnd If you liko I will name them. Catherlno of Arngon, Anno Hol eyn" "I don't caro n red cent! Vou can namo thcm If you llko, but 111 back my mcmory nny day. I say Henry VIII hnd sovcn wlvcs. Ijook herc, you IJritishers aro suppobed to bo sportitig felluws, und I'll bet you wlint you llko 1 am rlyht." "I bcg your panton, sir, I tlmi't want to tako your money. I ai-stireyou I nin rlght Any seliotilbciy will tell you thc mnu' " "I dun't caro n duinp for imy i nuulboy, or for you citlicr, for tho inntter of tliat I tell you I am rlght!" This reuinrk rather nettlcd me, nnd I inndo up my mlnd I would givo tlio gen tlemnn a lcsson. "Very good, sir," I rcniarkcd. "You nro rlght." "Will you bctf" ho nsked. "I'll lay you what ymi likc. I'll put -iy wholo pilo on my mcmory, and tiiis fci iitleman hero," pointlng to the sedato pa.-aeiificr ln tlio corncr, slinll hold tho stnkes. " "I beg your panton," hn Jntcrnscd, "you really must exeufoino. It is n..unsc my prineiplu to tako part ln auj gaiu bling transaction." "This nin't a gambling tronartlmi. I mcrely baek my ineniory ngaint this gcn tlcm.nrs. Hiall we sny for u livir' I noddrd ns.ient, for tho follow nnnoyed me, nnd I was dctennliied to pay him out "Herc," ho continucd, "you tuko this 5 noto, if he will givo you nnotinr, nnd whichcver of us is rlght will cullar tlio two." "I beg your pardon," remnrkcd tho se dato gentlemnn, "I would ratln r nni '" "Well, sir," I said to tlio American, lf you insist, be it so. I trust, sir, " I said, turning to the prntlciiinn iti throirucr, "you will favor us by holdingtlx takeh "Vcry woll," horeplied, witlmn aiuuscd sinlle. "If you wish it, I will ! to. "Itight you nro," said the Anierlcan nnd haniled him over n '5 imfe. I took ono from my caso nnd hniulcd him also. "Xow, sir, who Is to declde5" I nsked. "Well, gentlemen," snld tlie stak. hold er, "I think I can scttlo the mntter, as, curiously cnough, I happen tu have an Engllsh history in my valise. I ani a schoolinaster, and it happi ns to bo my pnrticular branch of educatlon ln fact, I myself could scttlo tho polnt at onco. " "No, no,"cried tho Amcrlcan. "I must sco it in print." "Vcry good, vcry good, " nnswcrcd tho schoolmnster ns bo opencd his vallbo and took from lt a well thumbcd Englisii his tory, and turnlng to tho pn?o rceurdlng tho ovcnts of Ht-nr VIII's n-ign l..-gtvo tho dccisinn In my fnvor. Tlio American s faco dropped, and I smiled. "Now, sir, perhaps you will not bo so posltlvo ln tlio futuro," I remnrked, and nllow othcr pcoplo's mcmories to bo ns ac curate as your own." Iiy this timo tho trnin stopped nt Hug by, nnd my two conipanions prepared to leavc. "Well, gentlemen, n! I havo won. will you como and havo bottle with mo?" I askcd. "No, thnnk you, I don't drink," rcplled the scdnto ono. "I am not thlrsty," curtly answcred tho Anierlcan, nnd thoy both dlsappenred ln tho crowd. I did not caro to havo ono myself, so sct tlcd down in my scat with n si If satlsfled sniilo. Tho traln was soon In motlon ngnin, nnd ns wo moved nll I wcnt to placo tho two 5 notes ln my caso. Some thing about theni nttractcd my attcntlon, nnd upon closcly examlnlng them I found I had been dono. They liud taken my good ' noto and given mo two bad oucs London Tlt-Hlts. Kaclnp; Itnllway Tralns. Tho "brldgo junetlon" Is n polnt abovo East St. Louls whcro tho Wahash, lllg Eour and Alton roads strlko tlie tormlnnl trncks. From tho junetlon to tho relay depot all tralns of tho tlirco roads run on tho samo traek, nnd as tho roads named run parnllel and closo togetlicr for soveral inllcs north exeltlng races snmotlmcs oo cur, ns two or moro tralns decnslonnlly ap proach tho junetlon nt about tho samo time. Tho enrly inonilng liiconilng tralns on each road aroschedulcd tonrrlvo at tho junetlon wlthin n few minutcs of each othcr. It ofteu hnppcns that two of thom pass tho Slorchmits brldno closo togcthcr, nnd thcn thero is n raco to the junetlon, as tlio flrst ono to reach it gets tho track to tho relny dcpot. It Is snld that tho rlvalry between tho engineeis soinctlnics prompts tlioni to put on n full hoad ot stcam nnd carry their truins nlong nt tho rato of "0 miles nn bour. Vcry fow accl tlcnts occur nt tho junetlon, but lt is clnlmcd tlint nonrlynll tiiatdo hnppen nro cnuscd hy tho racing of tnilns. St. Louls l'ost-Uispntcii. T Tlnt Iclng. Lomon julce will whltcn lt, tho grnted rlnd of nn orango strnined tlirough n cloth will glvc It n yellow tint, nnd strawborry br cranberry julco will produoo n pretty diado of pink. Tho Spanlnrds gavo tho namo of Tnohlo do la Itciiin do los Angclcs to tho clty in Cnllfornln now called by tho last two words of this pondorous dcsignatlon.