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NEWS AND CITIZEN, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1894. News and Citizen, MORRIS VI LLE and HYDE PARK, t. H. LEWIS, EDITOR. It is hoped that the Legislature will take action on Gov. Woodbury'a able argument for good roads. Ver mont is UBuallv in the lead in all pro gressive matters, but in this direc tion she is fearfully in the rear. Let us have good roads, roads that will be a benefit and credit to the people of our state and that will also attract the outsider. The only way to have them is to provide them by law. The Vermont legislature can get great honor and glory to itself if it proceeds to active business at once and not let the important measures wait until the tail end of the session before they are disposed of. The ten dency heretofore has been to wait until toward the close of the session before any very important business was transacted. We hope this year will see an improvement in this di rection. W. D. McMaster, for the past thirty-four years editor and proprietor of the Woodstock Age, has sold that paper to E. C. Dana. This removeB, we believe, the oldest editor in years of continuous service from the press of Vermont. McMaster is a royal good fellow and we congratulate him on the good luck and respite he will enjoy after so many years of arduous labor in endeavoring to sow Demo cratic seed on ground so adapted to and absorbed by Republicanism. -.There is a great deal of Republican activity in several states this fall, and if the party does not " make a grand scoop" it will not be because of a lack of Republican enthusiasm and No. 1 Republican speeches. Pres ident llarrison is doing grand work in his own state; McKinley is in great demand everywhere, but just now is talking sound protection to the peo ple of the northwest ; and Tom Reed is making telling speeches over in New York. It cannot be otherwise than a big protection victory when these men are on the stump. There is a large amount of truth in the following from the West Ran dolph Herald and News : Vermont has the largest popular branch in the Legislature of any state in the Union except New Hamp shire and Connecticut. It is alto gether too large, cumbersome and expensive. The state cannot afford it and does not need it. The ques tion is, though, how to get rid of it. The House of Representatives could be reduced one-third or one half and do business fully as well if not better than it does now, and be sides all this would save the state a large sum. The time is coming when it will be done. The attempt on the part of the Democracy of New York to make party capital out of an employee of Lpvi P. Morton's shows to what straits they are put for campaign material. The ex-Vice-Presiden.t has in his employ a young Englishman as a servant, and the Democratic leaders claim that because of this the contract labor law is violated. The law plainly says that personal and domestic servants are exempt from its operations, yet has Secreta ry Carlisle ordered the arrest of the young man, which will doubtless end there. Brer. Dodge of the Burling ton Independent, who by the grace of the Democratic party and "Brad" Smalley in particular, just now holds the position of inspector of immigra tion, appears to be the cat's-paw in the case. We apprehend that the versatile official will soon see, if he has not already, that the movement is a strong exhibition of cheap, very cheap, politics. It is with exceeding sorrow that we record this week the death of one of the worthy and highly respected citi zens of Lamoille county William H H. Bingham of Stowe. A citizen of this county since its organization he has gone in and out among its peo ple all these years, held in high re gard by everybody. As a member of the Lamoille county bar he showed his loyalty to and love for it by con stant attendance at the opening session upon every term of county court (with a single exception) from the formation of the coun ty. He was beloved by all his asso ciates. While not prominent as an advocate and very seldom appearing before a jury, he achieved great sue cess in settling cases by compromise or arbitration,results most undoubt edly beneficial to his clients. In set tling estates and in all matters of trust he was faithful in every detail Surely, os oue of the clergymen at his funeral remarked, "A prince has fal len among u." Long will his memo ry be cherished. THE VERMONT LEGISLATURE. Secial correspondence News and Citizen. MONTPELIEK, Oct. 13, '1)4. Among the most important meas ures of the present Henhion is a bill introduced ii.v Mr. Weston of New fane to nbol'hb the graded schools of the state existing under a ppetial charter. No meaoure will awaken more opposition it will be the most stubbornly contested bill of the ses sion. It has a stroug endorsement and barking by its friends, who say if the town system is to be in force at all it should be made to apply to nil the towns in the state. Those who favor keeping up the incorporated schools say their abolition will lower the standard of education. But the law may be made to contain a clause that the present standard shall not be impaired. The state superintend ent of education, the revision com mittee and others recommend the re voking of all special charters. In this same line education a bill was introduced by Mr. Nathaniel of Poultney, providing for free text books which is well enough ; it also calls for a state board of education of seven members which is perhaps not so well. The fuct is, we are get ting too many of these ''state boards." A glance at the report of the state auditor will show that the expenses of state boards for the past two years was $40,000. Suppose a bill was introduced calling for an appropriation of $40,000 to defray the expenses of state boards for the ensuing two years 1 What a stir it would make, and yet that is what is being expended. THE REVISED LAWS. The matter of how the new revision shall be dealt with is decided. It is to be undertaken by the judiciary committees of both houses, acting jointly, with the assistance of clerks hired and paid by the state. So it looks now a9 if this work might be done in time to adjourn at the usual season Thanksgiving. As many of the proposed enactments are amend ments of existing laws, it has been suggested that bills of this nature should refer to the section of the Ver mont Statutes, so called, then if the bill becomes a law the amendment can easily be made when the new work is edited. SCARCITY OF MATERIAL. The legislature can hardly be said to have settled down to work yet; bills come in slowly, and up to date about fifty is the sum total. A bill introduced by Mr. Winslow of Brandon, the able and affable chairman of the committee on agri culture, in reeard to the law of libel was oue looking to the protection of newspaper editors. It provided, in brief, that if the newspaper publish ing what turned out to be a libel re canted and apologized in three days, or in the next issue of a " weekly," the party libelled should only be en titled to such damages as he could show he actually suffered. In case the "libelled" was a candidate for public office the retraction was to be in the form of an editorial. The bill was not to apply to females. What ever of merit or demerit there might be in the b 11 it was speedily reported adversely and died young. 1c went to the judiciary committee and the lawyers could see no reason for "ac tual damages" only. Where would their lees come from in such a case? THE TRIP TO BURLINGTON. Over 300 senators, members and state officers took in the trip to the r ort and the Queen Lity. The steady downpour of rain sadly interfered with the pleasure of the journey and the sight-seeing. 1 he visitors saw the buildings at hthan Allen and saw the battalion go through a few evolu tions. Then a visit was mad9 to the college and experiment station, and after a wait of about two hours the master of ceremonies announced, " Vittles is ready pitch in." A fine cold collation was spread on the ta bles and Burlington's hospitality was done ample justice to. Speeches were make by Gov. Woodbury, who alvvays acquits himself admirably in an after-dinner speech, Senator Proc tor, who was in a supremely felicitous mood, Capt. Leach for the U. S Army, Lieut.-Gov. Mansur for the senate, J. D. Denison for the house, and President Buckham. About 11 p. m. the wet and weary law-makers reached Montpelier, most or them with the recollection of a pleasant occasion despite the rain. ELECTION OF STATE OFFICERS. On Thursday a joint resolution was onered in the house for a joint ses sion the next day to elect state offi cers. The senate thought this was a little too previous and proposed to amend by inserting Thursday, Octo ber 18, in place of Friday, October 12. As was proper, of course, the lower branch agreed to the change of date, the orhcers to be elected are judges of supreme court, superinten dent of education, brigadier General. adjutant general, judge advocate general and sergeant-at-arms. For the last named place the efficient Phinney is booked, of course. All the others will be re-elections, except that Col. E.L. Bates of Bennington is to be judge advocate. Handsome, popular and capable he will make a beau ideal military judge. It was in tended to place Col. Kinsman in nomination for adjutant general in place of Gen. Peck, who has held the office for fourteen years, but wants it again ; and the Uovernor wants him and as lots of work has been put in for him and not any for Kinsman Gen. Feck will continue to bold the office. HE8PECT TO "GOV." IIIMUUM. In respect to the memory of Hon. W. II. II. Bingham the house of rep resentatives on Friday last adopted the following resolution presented by Mr. Biirelow of Stowe: n'hrrvH, Hon. W. II. H. Ringhnra of Moe)H-d at u a. m. unit dity; an. I whereas, during a lifetime of honorable usefulness hp devoted a nood share of liia time to the faith ful iM-rforniain-eof dutii- in tlie en purity of a pnl.hr nthfer of thin Mute; therefore, Riwulml, That out of respect to his mem ory ttim hoiie do now adjourn until 2 o'clock p. ni. Monday next. A similar rt solution introduced by Senator Keufield was adopted in the senate. Legislative Notes. Lieut.-Gov. Mansur's wife is quite seriously ill at the Montpelier House. The eeuial Lieut.-Gov. has the sym pathy of all, w ho hope for Mrs. Man sur's speedy recovery. Representative Smith of Morris town evidently w ishing to keep solid with the boys, has introduced -i reso lution to abolish the six inch law regarding trout. It will proba bly go through with little or no opposition. "Hard times nnd the public bo dumed, the members could not resist the temptation to make the State pay for two daily and one weekly pa per for their use each, reformer Lynde of Dumnierston to the contrary." Hardwiek Gazette. A joint resolution has been adopt ed authorizing the committee on mil itary affairs of the two houses to visit and inspect the Soldier's Home at Bennington, nnd recommend any appropriation that may be needed for the two years next ensuing. Senator Shattuckof Windsor is the oldest, and Senator White of Rutland the youngest man in the upper house. The former will reach the four-score milestone next year, while Senator White has just turned thirty, bring ing him within the age specified by law. In the house, Mr. Burnham of Strafford is the "father of the house" in years. He is seventy-eight, and is as bright and active as is his towns man in the nationol senate. Charles H. Grout of Stratton is not only the youngest but the smallest in stature of any one in the lower branch. He is twenty-five years old, and has as seat-mate Wilbur Brown of Berlin, the hiaxy-wcight of the house. Seat ed directly at the speaker's left, they can both be seen and heard. In the Senate there are nine farmers, three bankers, three physicians, five merchants, seven lawyers, two manu facturers, and one newspaper mana ger. 1 hey represent, in religious be lief, seven Congregationahsts, six Methodists, four Episcopalians, four Isaptists, two Universalis, three Liberals, nnd four without any pref erence, lue oldest senator is .Lem uel Shattuck of Bridgewater, born in 1815, and the youngest is Frank D. White of Rutland, born in 1864. There are in the House 141 farmers, 33 merchants, 14 manufacturers, 8 physicians, 5 carpenters and build ers, 8 railroad employes, one hotel proprietor, one speculator, 3 clergy men, one teacher, d treasurers of cor porations, one mill superintendent, 12 lawyers, one mill employe, one editor, one book-keeper, one civil en gineer, one sawyer, two clerks, and one teamster. Their religious prefer ences are divided : 09 Congregation alism, 45 Methodists. 35 L'niversal ists, 18 Baptists, 8 Episcopalians, 3 iVdventists, 4 Unitarians, 2 Catholics, 2 Presbyterians, 2 Spiritualists, 12 Liberals, and 38 without creed. The Dailv Journal of thel2thsavs: The subject of tuberculosis was very forcibly brought to the attention of the house after adjournment this af ternoon when Dr. F. A. Rich, the vet erinary surgeon at the State experi ment station, exhibited the lungs, liver and glands of a Jersevcow killed yesterday in Burlington. The doctor apologized lor taking such revolting objects into representatives' hall, but the apology was not needed, for the members were deeply interested in the subject and plied him with many questions. The cow was as sleek a Jersey as one often sees, and appar ently perfectly healthy, but was killed after the test had been applied. The milk from this cow has been ted all summer to four young children. The lungs were a mass of corruption, so far gone that they would not hold together, and the liver was little bet ter. Dr. Rich said that he had work ed on 90 herds in the past 8 months, and, out of 941 animals tested, 222 that had responded to the test had been slaughtered, verifying the test in every case. Thh larger herds that had been examined were those that had been fed highly, but judicious high feeding will tend to prevent the disease or keep it down if it exists, while poor feeding and insufficient nourishment tend to produce the dis ease. Cotton seed meal will not cause the disease, but by high feeding of this meal the disease may be devel oped. Testing a cow with tuberculin will not make her more predisposed to the disease. Boiling milk destroys the germs of life, but not the chemical poison. All this and much more Dr. Rich stated in response to questions. He considered the test infallible ; it had never yet failed, to his knowl edge, and that the meat of any ani mal affected with tuberculosis is unfit for human food. Dr. Peck of Bran don, and Dr. Lindsey of Burlington, urged the Legislature to take some action upon this subject that shall be far reaching among the 300,000 cows in the State. Delicate Diseases of either .sex, however induced, promptly, thoroughly and perma nently cured. Send 10 cents in stamps for large illustrated treatise, mailed in plain sealed envelope. World's Dispensary Medi cal Association, C03 Itluin St., Buffalo, N. Y. STATE ITEMS. Jutland ritj ia having difficulty with ita electric light. - A lodge of Knightu of i'ythini has been or ganized IQ Montpelier. There are 15 divorce cane on the Washing ton county court docket. The tronrm at Fort Ethan Allen were paid about 15,(NH) for September wages. The Willard creamery at New Haven, was burned lust Wednesday. Loss, f 2,0(10 ; par tiully insured. It in announce that Rer. James L. Hill. D. P.. of Sulem. Mass , editor of th (iolden Rule, may he engaged as pastor of the Burre Cong'l church. The report of the grand oHWin of the grand lodge of Good Tern pin is show a net gain in membership of m-nrly 400, with a haiidom balance in the treasury. Joseph t'hener of East Unmet saw a large black bear in the road while oiiving on a back ronil recently. T. e bear seemed about as frightened as Mr. Cheney and jumped over the fence. He chased the bear for some die tnnre but failed to make a capture. The Franklin county Agricultural and Me dium. 'nl Society has elected these officers : President, A. .1. Croft of Enosburgh; 1st vice, president, A. S. Hirhardson of St. Albans ; 21 vice-president. C. W. Hates of Frank I n : sec retary. C. X. Oliver of Sheldon : treasurer, (i. P. Twigg of St. Albans; uuditors, W. S. (ircciieof Shtldon, I N. Chase of East Fair field, L. B. Hunt of Fairfax. There is a bal ance in the treasury after the payment of nil bills of f 174 SH. Peru. Bennington county, sets a good ex ample in establi- hing ''flag days" for its pub lic schools. The following days in this month will be observed as such days, wheieupon the flag's will be raised during the day and teach ers will explain to their pupils the events to be commemorated : October 12, Discovery of AmiT.ca ; October 1 0, Enlistment of the Peru boys in the war of the ltebellion ; Octo ber 1 7, Surrender of Burgoyne at Surutoga ; October HI, Cession of Florida. The officers elected by the Vermont Medical Society are: President, Dr. J. H. Linsley of Burlington ; vice-president, Dr. F. F. Chaffee of Hartford; secretary, l. C. Hawley of Bur lington ; treasurer, (J. D. Kemp of Northfield ; auditor, Henry James of Northfield; execu tive committe, the president, J. X. Stoddurd of Shclhurn and D. C. Hawley of Burlington ; publication committee, Drs. I). C. Hawley of Burlington, J. B. Wheeler of Burlington nnd H.C. Tinkham ol Burlington ; license censors, K. S. Albee of Bellows Falls, C. M. Ferrin of Essex and II. S. Browne of St. Johnsbury. , The Vermont state's prison report, cover ing the two years beginning July 1, 18!)2, and ending June 30, 1SU4, gives, umong others, the following statistics: Number of convicts in prison July 1. 1N!2. 88: received during the two years. 110; discharged by ex piration of sentence, 01 ; discharge I by the Governor, conditionally, 3; sent to insane asylum, 4: died, 1; number in prison, June 30, 12."i; femnles, 2; foreign born, 33; Ver mont born, 58; other states, 34; Protest ants, !)2; Catholics, 33. The net expense of the institution during the two veurs was f 51 59.23. In accordance with a resolution adopted by the grand lodge of Vermont, F. & A. M., nt its lust session, Grand Master John II. Whipple has had a medal struck in commem oration of the centennial of the organization of the grand lodge. The medal is u bcautilul piece of bronz? work and is furnished in a case so that it can be kept in a bright condi tion. They will be sold for $1. The first ten medals will be numbered iu the order struck, nnd will be Bold separately to the person milking the highest offer. An offer of $10 hns been received for the first one, and other offeis are promised. At the grand lodge, K. of P., be d nt St. Johnsbury recently, the principal business was the adoption of the grand lodge consti tution and by-laws to conform with the new constitution and code of statutes of the su preme lodge. These officers were elected : Grand chuncellor, H. W. Buchanan of Barton Landing; grand vice-chancellor, J. G. Moore of rt. Albans; grand prelate, J. B. Moore of Hut land; grand keeper of records and seal, J. B. Moore of Rutland ; grand master of the exchequer, C. L. Duncan of Mclndoes; grand master-at-arms, Morris Abraham of Bur lington; grand inner guard, F. L. Lovell of Bellows b alls ; grand outer guard, Mr. natch of Cambridge. The stockholders of the Morrell Cure Co of Vermont held their adjourned annual meet ing at Brattleboro last Thursday. A meet ing of the directors was also held, and a part of the business done was to pass a vote in structing the treasurer to send a statement of the financial condition of the company, in cluding a complete list of the liabilities and assets. 1 he lollowing is the present list of officers : President, B. F. Ketcbum, M. D.; treasurer, Rev. N. II. Hurriman o' Springfield, Mass.; manager and secretary, u. L. Griggs. The directors are : B. F. Ketcbum, M. D , N. H. Harriman of Springfield, Muss., C. K. Butler of Lhicopee Fulls, Muss., John O. Spriug of Bellows Falls, and I). L. Griggs. Tli w ork of the first year of the incorporated society Iiub been very encouraging consider ing the financial condition of the country, nnd the directors ure pleusd w ith the present state of affairs and theoutlookfor the future. The Vermont Rar Association has chosen the following officers for the ensuing year : President, W lllinm u. C. Stiekney of Bethel ; vie presidents, W. P. Stafford of St. Johns bury, J. K. Darling of Chelsea, Geo. E. Law rence of Rutland : secretary, Geo. V. Wing of Montpelier ; treasurer, Hiram Cnrleton of Montpelier ; managers, W. B. C. Stickney, ex- otticio, John W . Gordon of Barre, George B Hitt of Brattleboro, J. W. Rus ell of Burling ton. Hurry Blodgett of St. Johnsbury ; com mittees on admissions, J. M. Slade of Addison county, J. B. Martin of Bennington county, Alex Duunett. of Caledonia county, i M. Man sur of Essex county, E. B. Flinn of Franklin county, Jed P. Land of Grand Isle coun tv, (ieo. M. Powers of Lamoille c mnty, Geo. L. Stowe of Orange county, E. E. Alfr- d of Orleans county, A. G. Stone of Rutland county, L. W. Bin bee of Washington county Hosen Mann of W indham county, C. B. lar bell of Windsor county ; on professional con duct, Charles A. Prouty of Newport, A. A. Hall of St. Albans, 0. M, Barber of Arling ton ; on jurisprudence and law reform, C. M. Wilds of Middlebury, J, C. Baker of Rutland, L. M. Meade of Bellows Falls ; on history nnd Hography, F. W. Baldwin, of Barton, Z. M. Stantou of Roxbury, II. A. Harmon of Rutland. A Phenomenal Success. The Bos ton Sunday Journal celebrated its first anniversary by an issue of 100,000 copies, and this high water mark is likely to be permanently reached in the near future. The Sun day Journal contains more news and a greater variety of valuable special features than any other Boston paper, and is clean, bright and in teresting in every department. Every reader of the Daily Journal should take the Sunday Journal. The November Century will contain the opening instalment of the new Life of Napoleon by Professor Sloane. Among the many illustrations is a new portrait of Napoleon, the repro duction of a crayon sketch made by a comrade in 1785, the original of which was found after a long search, undertaken by the Century, in a col lection of drawings in the Louvre, not exhibited. Charles Dudley War ner has written an interesting sketch of Professor Sloans, which will ap pear in this number. Taine said of Professor Sloane some years ago that "he knew France better than any other foreigner hehadeverseen." Supt. Stone's Report on the Schools. Superintendent of Education Stone argues fortii.ly and cojrently for the continuation of the town system in hit? annual report. He quotes census figures to show the increase in popu lation iji the cities and large village and the decrease in the agricultural towns. The descendants of the old New England stock ure the ones who have graduated from agriculture to trade and commerce, and their sub stitutes on the farms are too fre quently those who ure indifferent to educational advantages for their children. The evolution of the public school system is shown from 172 to the present time. Up to ltt.10 all the ex penses of supporting schools might be laid upon the scholars attending, and from 1850 t 18G4 the expense of wood nnd of the teacher's board might be laid on thescholar. In 18Gt the defrayal of all school expenses was by taxation; 1870, town sys tem optional ; 1888, county supervis ion; 1802, town system cumpulsory. In support of the present law the superintend" nt says: "The common good demands common support.and justice demands an equal distribu tion of the burden. " Our smallet social unit in governmental affairs is the town, it is the best ap proximation in administration of school affairs. If the town provides tbe major part of the reve nue lor the public shools by an equal taxation, it should also disburse 6uch revenue." The salutary effect of the town system is already Feen in improved quality of teachers and better work accomplished. Concerning the normal schools, the superintendent says: "Our normal schools are endeavoring to fulfill their mission, but are embarrassed because they fail to receive from the state such support and recognition as is essential to first-class profes sional schools. The state should assume control and give unstinted support. The principle of administra tion demands state assumption of control, nnd legislative measures to that end should be enacted." The superintendent favors a return to the examination syetem provided by the school law of 1888, and the employment of professional superin tendents by the towns, lie also ad vocates free text-books, for which ex Gov. Fuller made a strong and con vincing argument in his valedictory message. Canada's Debt Inch easing. The Official Gazette shows that $10,500, 000 have been added to the public debt of Canada during the year end ing September 30. The liabilities payable in England increased nearly $0,000,000, while in the money the government has been borrowing from the banks by wayot temporary loan, there has been large increase. The revenues from custom duties for the past quarter show a decrease of 20 per cent as compared with the pre vious quarter, while revenue from ex cise declined over 10 per cent. Not withstanding the declining revenue, an increase is shown in expenditure on account of revenue. Above the Ten Million Mark That strong and sterling institution, the National Life Insurance compa ny, has passed the ten million mark iu its aggregate assets. On the first day of the present month its net ledger assets stood at $10,014,000. It has some 30,000 policies in force, distributed all over the northern half of the United States, and is paying its policy holders on claims and divi dends, at the rate of over a million dollars a year. Its business has steadily increased through the hard times, and is to-rlay stronger and heavier than ever. Vermontersshould feel proud that our state possesses a company which holds so high a rank among the great life insurance com panies of our country. Burlington Free Press. Put your surplus money in the care of some bank or deposit company. This is the moral of the experience of Eliu8 Henderson, a rich farmer of Al liance, Ohio, Burglars visited him last Wednesday morning, and after having gathered about $1,000 in watches, jewelry and silver plate, in formed him that they had learned from a neighbor that lie had $2,200 in money in the house, and were go ing to kill him and his wife if he did not produce it. Mr. Henderson was not scared. He opened his safe and took from it a bank book from which he showed that the money had been placed on deposit where it was safe. Then the robbers went away, and Mr. Henderson s money continues to draw interest for his profit. MARRIAGES. HAWLEY WHITCOMB In Cambridge, Oct. 10, 1804, by Rev. Henry C. Howard, Morton S. Hawley and Mabel L. Whit comb, both of Cambridge. MILLS CLARKE. In East Johnson. Oct. 15, 1894, by Rev. N. C. Saunders, Emery JJ. Mills and Mies Laura E. Clarke. UbATHSj. KENF1ELD. Id Holyoke, Mass., Oct. 11, 1894, Joseph Kenfleld, aged 80 years. Burial at Johnson, Vt. The Latest improvement in baking pow ders is the new Horsford's. Superior to all old-fashioned powders. Enormous sales. 4 HAKDWICK. Edgar rerlinn hnn bought C. A. Fiber' bouse n the iwt end. The I'hila May concert to. nie to be here next Wednesday evening. Msj. Henry C. Dune given the first lecture of the course next Monday eremitic. French & Warren have bad a car load of apples here the past week ; they are also buy ing potatoes. The RiM-k well Theatre Co. which gave such good satisfaction here last season, are play ins here this week. The blacksmithing firm of Thomas. Spen cer St. Thomas, is reported dissolved by li( dation" of one of the partners. Editor 4. K. Harris s'arted for New York Monday n in lit and will be (tone all the week, and that will probably account for the Uazette this week. Arthur C. Jackson arrived at his mother's Saturday ni;ht. He has been in Antwerp, Belgium, all summer. He will remain here some little time, settling his father's estate. The prices off. red to the students of Hard wick Academy at the winter term of '04 have just been awarded. Pearl Daniels, tlnrdwick, received the fountain pen, and Miss Mi-Clary of Cui'ensboro, the gold pen. Better late than never. Esijs. Bullard and Taylor were employed in the case Saturday at East Hardwiek Hunt & Babbitt vs. Mrs. Freeman Waterman, be fore justice Livingston and a jury. The ense was given to Mrs. Waterman, consequently Billiard was happier than he will be after the first Tuesduv iu Nov. WATER VI LLE. AVm. Hodges was recently in town. Mrs. Ella Brown wns iu Morrisville the past week. 1. A. Willey returned from BoBton lust week. Dr. Uulburd wns ut Montpelier the pust week. A. L. Laraway and wife visited at Wolcott the past week. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Holmes were recently in Montgomery. Mr. and Mrs. Ford Stearns are happy over the arrival of a son. Charles Stone has moved into McForlund's tenement on the hill. E. B. Wetherell has moved into Ami Leach's tenement over his shop. Mrs. Victor Brown of Morrisville made n. short visit in town last week. Mrs. Lucy Brewster of Cambridge, recently visited her brother, Ed Culver. Dr. Uu lliii rd will move to Jericho this week. He has the best wishes of his many friends. Charhs Holmes di d at the resilience of II. W.Scott on Thursday night, after a. lone illness. Funeral at the house on Saturday. Rev. Mr. Howard officiating. Absolutely Pure A cream of tartar baking powder. Highest of all in leavening strength. Latest United States Government Food Report. ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., 106 Wall St., N. Y. ONE LIE Is said to be pood till another is told. The officials connected with the Morrell Cure have tried to tell thetrnth at all times about their work, and though sometimes misinformed, yet they have never wittingly or knowingly misled the public. We do not claim to place a man whe e he CANNOT go to the devil if he is anxious to go, but we DO put him iusuch. condition that he NO NEED to go. That's all that any one can do for a drinking man, or a morphine eater. As we go on with our work, we find people have more confidence in the Morrell than in any other treatment, and, without saying one word against other treat ments, wo will sav that, we believe the Morrell is THE BEST 1 Y'ou can learn more about it by ad dressing DR. W. W. CENCE, Physician in charge at Hyde Park. Heudquarters at Brattleboro. D. L. GRIGGS, See'y. Here They Come ! If you want a good trade, call on J0NE& for your CHAMBER SUITS, EASY CHAIRS, WILLOW CHAIRS, ROCKERS, LOUNGES, WALL PAPER, PAINTS, OIL, VARNISH, SASH, DOORS, BLINDS & GLASS. CARPETS We can show you different patterns of carpeting. TAPESTRY, all wool, half-wool and cotton. MATTRESSES to lie on, sleep on. and tell the truth on. Also Woven Wire Spring Beds that will make your dreams happy. Chair Covering and Crushed Plush, Braid, &c, &c. jLu JVI. JONES, Johnson, Vt. H.W. ALLEN & CO., BURLINGTON, VT. Our New Garment Department Second floor, (take the elevator,) is not only crowded with the finest creations for ladies latest and handsomest outside wear in cloth and fur, but is constantly tilled with ready buyers. The general verdict seems to be that right here are the best values to be found; we have certainly made great efforts to bring about BUth a result. We have a complete stock of FINE FURS, none better, away ahead in quality, and away below In price. One item we mention 50 flue Astrachnn Coats at f 3S.00. For anything in the Dry Goods lino call on, or write to H.W. Allen & Co. Successors to Lyman & Allen, Burlington, - Yt.