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NEWS AND CITIZEN, THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 1895.
4 News and Citizen, MORRISVILLE AND HYDE PARK. H. LEWIS, - EDITOR. France is passing through an im portant crisis and the situation is pronounced far more serious than the anxious hourB following I'resi dent Carnot's assasination. The suggestion of an extra session of the re.v Republican Congress to act on the currency question is re luctantly made by leading Demo crats; but if rational legislation is imperative it must be the work of the Republicans. A few of the more honest Demo crats in Tennessee are doing their best to defeat the base scheme to swindle H. Clay Evans out of the Governorship he won at the polls. But unfortunately there are not many of that kind down there. Of the grand total of 2,776,304 men whose names were carried on the rolls of the Union army and navy during tha civil war, it is estimated that 1,154,810 are living to-day. It is further estimated that, on an aver age, they have seventeen years of life left. ' The sympathy of the entire nation goes out to Vice-President Stevenson, who is sorely afflicted by the death of a daughter, a most bright and prom ising young lady. She died at Ash ville,N.C., after a few months' illness. The remains were taken to the Vice President's home in Bloomington, 111., for interment. The people of St. Johns, X. F., are having about as lively times as any in the world. With broken banks, bread riots and a general scarcity of the dollar that keeps the wolf from the door they are indeed having a eorry experience. After all, Lamoille county is about as good a place to live in you will find. We spent a few hours in Hardwick last Friday and found that place full er of life and interest than ever before. Just now great interest is manifested in the proposed railroad from that place to Woodbury, which if it is con structed (and it surely will be) will open up the finest and most extensive granite quarries in America, if not the world. Granite has done and is doing a great deal for Hardwick. It has drawn to that place men of ener gy and push, and their power and in fiuedce is what is pushing Hardwick rapidly forward, and will make it one of the leading villuges in the state. A GREAT WRONG RIGHTED. Evidence acccumulates that the re cent decision of the U. S. Supreme Court against the oleo fraud will be its death blow. For years this gigan tic evil has thrived upon the dairy iuterests of the country. Ostensi bly designed to afford the po6r a cheap substitute for butter, it has been pushed in every way that could be devised, as genuine butter. Since the famous "original package" decis ion, it has grown bolder and has seemed to be having things its own way, to the great detriment of every butter maker in the country. Thous ands, if not millions, of dollars have been taken from the dairymen by the greedy and unscrupulous makers and venders of oleo. State laws, no mat ter how strict, did no good in face of the original package decision. But now all is changed. The supreme court of Massachusetts has just de cided that oleo colored to look like butter cannot be sold even as oleo in that State. This is going to help Vermont butter-makers, for a large part of their make goes to Massa chusetts. The business of butter making has a brighter outlook than any other branch "f farming. The party in power has been able to strike effective blows against the sheep and wool industry ; it looks as though the markets of the world would soon be closed to American meat ; wheat sells below the cost of growing, and common horses are of little value. But butter is as high or higher than usual at this season, und the prospect is exceedingly bl ight as to prices in the future. The farmers of northern Vermont .have a great opportunity to make dairying pay. If they will adopt winter butter' making, study their business, and avail themselves of the best modern methods of machinery, they may be better off as a whole than nine-tenths of the farmers of the world. Of course there are some who are on land that should be in forest, and who are so handicapped that they must fall out of the race, but the great majority of our farmers ought to make farming pay. FREE TEXT BOOKS. The free text book provision was a much needed addition to the school law, and marks another advance in educational legislation. Heretofore schools have not been really free, in that the cost of books laid a heavy tax upon poor men with large fami lies of children. Now we have made education free in all reality. Under the old law, a man who was too poor to buy school books could obtain them from the town, but this was a humiliation that all who possibly could, would escape from. As to the expense, a few figures from Massachusetts may be of inter est. The average cost per pupil for text books and supplies for nine years has been at the rate of $1.G3 a year. This is probably higher than the expense will be in Vermont, as it includes all school supplies, such as stationery, slates, pencils, etc. The provision of the Vermont law per mitting books to be purchased by the pupils is most excellent, because many will choose to own their books rather than take books that have been used by others. The system of free text books gives good satisfac tion in other states and will in Ver mont after the people have become accustomed to it. The greatest dan ger will be a tendency to hold on to old books too long for the sake of economy. Those who have not examined the subject can have no idea of the num ber, variety and general excellence of American text books. There are nearly fourteen millions of pupils in the schools of this country to be pro vided with books, and each of these pupils has to have on an average of probably four or five school books. These figures convey some idea of the magnitude of the school text book business. Competition of the keenest kind tends to keep up the excellence and keep down the price. It will doubtless take a little time to get used to the new order of things, but the schoojs have already had some practice in using and caring for the physiologies provided by the state. FRIENDLESS AND DISHONORED. The present is the first administra tion in the history of this country which is practically deserted by its party organs and has no friends or earnest defenders anywhere. The Mugwump organs long since threw Cleveland overboard so far as giving him consistent support is concerned. Under ordinary circumstances this would strengthen him with his party, but the constant exhibition of blun dering and incapacity is too much for them to explain or defend. The New York World, evidently discour aged and disheartened in its efforts to support the President and be true to him, as all party organs should under ordinary circumstances, has at last given up the difficult task. In a recent issue, under the heading of "A Spectacle of Impotence," it has this to say : The spectacle of impotence pre sented by the present Democratic majority in Cougress is a shnmeful one. The treasury is in a strait. Our gold supplies are slipping away to Europe in spite of favorable trade balances. The integrity of the cur rency itself is maintained only by a repeated resort to a costly make shift. The business of the country is embarrassed by apprehension and its credit abroad is impaired by reason of perfectly understood and easily remediable conditions. The Demo cratic party has a maioritv in both houses of Congress and it has the President. Its representatives in Congress can do what they please to relieve the situation. Yet they do nothing and seem ready to confess their inability to do anything in an emergency of acknowledged gravity. THE WHY OF IT. The New York Tribune, in refuta tion of the charge that the stringent times are caused by overproduction, says : The worst times this country has soen for fifty years came with the de cision of the people for a change of national policy in 1892. They came just when business, reviving wonder fully in 181)1 and 1892, had reached the highest point ever attained, yet seemed certain to go much higher. Because things looked so bright everybody had made ready to do a big business, and the shrinkage in volved prostration for many. What the country voted for it is getting. But it is the stupidest kind of fool ishness to pretend that the world ha somehow arrived at producing more wheat and more cotton and more cloth than it can use. Double the production, with prosperity, and the world would readily consume it all. "Tub Newest New Novki," may be ho in teresting thnt the render may lie on a bed of suffering mid yet rend it; but. certainly not with satisinct ion or pleasure, Ladies who are Riven to much novel rending, should leel perfectly well, to rend with pleasure nnd profit. If niilicted with headache, neuralgia, pairin in the buck, dyspepsia, " Female Com plaints" generally, flrBt procure Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription, prepared especially for women, nnd nfter using, you will read with pleuBure. For sale by all medicine dealers. , SONS OF VERMONT. The Brooklyn Society Holds Its Fifth Annual lianqtiet. The praises of the Green Mountain State were sung last Thursday night in verse nnd speech at the fifth an nual banquet oi the Brooklyn Society of Vermonters at the historic Pouch gallery on Clinton avenue. A host of prominent men and women surged through the -spacious rooms of the beautiful mansion and were intro duced to the special guests of the evening, Gov. Woodbury and Lieut. Gov. Mansur of Vermont. At 7:30 p.m. a splendid banquet was served in the large ball room, which was handsomely decoruted for the purpose. At 10 o'clock Presi dent Robert J. Kimball introduced the speaker of the evening, Governor Woodbury. lie said in substance : "I am Bure thit the people of Ver mont, if they knew that I was here to-night, would have me extend to you their warmest greetings. They have a warm place in their hearts for those sons of Vermont who have emi grated to other States to better their condition. Our people appreciate all the affection you still retain for the Green Mountain State and of all the men of Vermont Ethan Allen is our chief idol. The conspicuous part that he bore in the struggle of Ver mont to establish her rights to the lands granted by the Governor of New Hampshire and in her subse quent struggle to maintain her inde pendence and gain admission into the Union, had endeared him in the heart of every Vermonter. To-day the peo ple of Vermont possess in a great de gree the characteristics of their an cestors. I make the statement ad visedly when I say that no State in the Union equals Vermont in purity of politics. It is an unknown thing for money or other immoral influence to be used in our elections, except very rarely in the large towns. In seven-eighths of all the towns such a thing as bribery is unknown. Our legislators are absolutely incorrupt ible. Vermont is justly proud of the influence she has exerted in the coun cils of the nation for the past fifty years. Though one of the smallest of all the States in population and acreage she has exerted an influence in Congress not equalled by any other State, however large. In politics Vermont is conceded to be Republi can and had New York gone as strongly Republican last fall as Ver mont. Gov. Morton would have had over 900,000 majority." Senator Redfleld Proctor was the next speaker. He spoke of the re nowned men Vermont had sent forth and of the influence she had exerted in national politics. Among the other speakers of the evening were Lieut.-Gov. Mansur, Hamilton Ormsbee, and Mayor Schi eren of Brooklyn. The Chicago so ciety was represented by Hon. Geo. Edmund Fobs, the Buffalo society by Dr. Joseph G. Greene, and the Bos ton society by Col. Albert Clarke. Irrigatiox in New England. The Irrigation Age suggests that a large proportion of the so-called abandoned farms in New England might easily be made of great value by the practice of irrigation during the drouth season, which is the chief cause of the crop failures and low values for these places, and also re marks: "To find an abandoned farm in the irrigated valleys of the West would be about as easy as to pick up a gold nugget on the streets of Chicago." No doubt there are many farms in Maine that could be very much improved in this way, and if there is no available supply of wa ter trom river or lake, there are few farms where wind -mills could not raiHe all the moisture needed from springs or deep wells. Running Ahout on Time. Pro fessor Newcomb declares that the earth went slow and lost seven sec onds between 1850 and 1802, and then went fast and gained eight sec onds between 18G2 and 1872. From this all anxious passengers on our terrestial train through 6pace will observe that we are conforming with a fair degree of accuracy to the sched ule time table. If we are late at one station we make it up before we get to the next. A Farmer's Book. Farmers' Bul letin No. 23 of the United States De partment of Agriculture has been re ceived at the Agricultural College, Burlington. The work was prepared by Dr. Atwater, former director of the office of experiment stations in the department, and is full of good practical suggestions to farmers. Copies may be procured free by ad dressing Agricultural Experiment sta tion, Burlington, Vt. Vermont the Granite State. One of the ''facts" appearing in a newspaper almanac is that "The Granite State," New Hampshire, pro duces less of the material from which it is named than any other state in New England save Vermont. Accord ing to the statistics of the interior department for 1893 New Hampshire stood eighth in the list of granite producing states while Vermont was third. Granite City Leader. Silver and Cold. Something everybody wantH, somalhing nil enn get by securing a ropy of Vick'H Floral Guide for 1805. n work of art printed in 17 different tinted inks, with beautiful colored plates. Full list, with description and prices, of everything one could wish for vegetable, fruit or flower garden. Many pages of new novelties, encased ina chaBte cover of Bilver and gold. Unusuul nnd nHtoniHhing offers, such as Sweet I'eaH for 40 cents a pound, $.'100.(10 for a name for a new Double Sweet Pea, etc. If at all interested in needs or plants send 10 cents at onco foraoopy of Vick's Floral Ouide which amount may be deducted from first order, to James Vick's Sons, Rochester, N. Y., and learn the many bargains this firm is offering. - STATE .T-l.viS.. There ore 89 banks in Vermont, besides the individual bankers. The Roman Catholics of Manchester expect to build ft church this summer. New carding machinery has been placed in W. U. H. Slack & Bros.' woolen mill at Springfield. Repairs on the Bennington court house and jiil, authorized by the last legislature, will soon be begun. The next local union of the Y. P. S. C. E. of Franklin county will meet ut Swanton Wednesday. Jan. .'10. George Franklin has been appointed post master ut South Newbury, Orange county, vice A. J. Knight, removed. Ira. Woodcock, of Marshfield, was proba bly fatally injured Wednesday, his skull be ing crushed by a falling limb. Repairs are being made about the Wiinlit health underwear mills at. Pownnl, alter which active operation will be resumed. Brig. Gen. Julius Estey has appointed Geo. D. Iteed of Brattleboro, brigade quartermas ter eergeant. vice F. D. Dewey, resigned. There have been entered on the docket of the March term of the Rutland county court 510 cases. A largo number ure appealed liquor cases. B. V. Braley has been elected president of the national bank of Barre, in place of L. F. Aldrich and George Lynde, vice-president in pluee of B. VV. Braley. Mrs. Lydia Stevenson, of St. Albans, is under arrest charged with performing a crim inal operation upon Mrs. Charles Gouyeau, a young French woman. Rev. C. 0. Day of Brattleboro, has been made chaplain of the first regiment Vermont National Guard, vice Rev. Howard F. Hill removed from the State. Gov. Woodbury has appointed Fred A. Howland of Montpelier, a member of the state library commission in place of Alfred E. Watson of Hartford, resigned. Judge George Shea of the Marine court of New York, died in New York of neuralgia of the heart. Judge Shea has spent his summer in Brattleboro for many years. The new mill of the Lincoln Lumber com pany in Lincoln is 44x84 feet, and will be ready for operation soon. It is better ar ranged than the one burned recently. The building for a town library at Man chester will soon be completed. The semi nary library contains 1,000 volumes, and there is also a good pastoral library with the Congregational church. The apple crop of Grand Isle county for 1894 is estimated at from 35,000 to 40,000 worth at the market price between $(55,000 and $75,000. This sum would give $18 per capita tc the population. Pensions have been granted to Vermonters as follows: Increase, Samuel B. Arnold, of Mount Holly. Reissue. Lorenzo Frizzell, of Brattleboro; Walter E. Jaquith, of Towns bend ; Hollis Wells, of Albany, and Edgar B. Stone, of Morrisville. Col. W. Seward Webb uniform as aid-decamp on the staff of Gov. Woodbury, has been completed at a cost of nearly $1,500. The braid on it is of real gold and the lace is from Paris direct. The colonel's sword has a diamond in the hilt, is a Damascus blade, and stood the military man a cool $2,700. Max Kallenbach started from Middlebury for South Africa Saturday night. He took one high bred Morgan stallion, raised by John L. Buttolf, and forty Angora goats which he bought in California. This is Mr. Kallen bach 's second trip to theCape of Good Hope. He has been two trips before to the Argentine Republic. A Brattleboro stamp issued by postmaster Palmer in 1840 has just been sold by a Chi cago woman to a New York collector for $500. The stamp had never been removed trom the envelope, which was addressed to a former resident of Brattleboro, where it was originally mailed in 184(5. The stamp was engraved by the late Thomas Chadbuck, then a resident of Brattleboro, and wns used a year before the first government issue. ' Ex-Gov. Frederick Holbrook, of Brattle boro, has just completed an interesting sketch of personal reminiscences, going back to the year 181(5, when he was but three years old, and noting many of the most important events from that time on till the close of his administration asgovernor of Vermont. His memoirs include a period of the war with its stirring incidents here, and his connection of ficially with President Lincoln and his cabi net. Hugh Hughes of Rutland, a mnn about 70 years old, committed suicide Wednesday morning by cutting his throat with a razor. He left his home about 8 o'clock and at 1 1 was found in the lot west of the old Catholic cemetery. The razor with which he did the bloody deed was in the dead man's hand, as was also a string of Catholic beads. The deceased was well-to-do, but since the den th of his wife which occurred about two years ago, he has been despondent. There is no doubt but that he was insane. Ho leaves six grown-up children. Lydia E. Stephenson was arrested at St. Albans Saturday charged with malpractice, which resulted in the death of Miss Estella Houghton, of Swanton. Miss Houghton hud always borne un excellent reputation. She was 20 years of age ami had just finished a term as teacher of a school in East Fairfield. Miss Stephenson has long hud the reputation of being un abortionist. On Sunday evening Dell Leach, of East Fairfield, was arrested on a charge ot being a party to the abortion nnd at a hearing Monday waived examina tion and gave bail to the umount of $3,000. Albert H. Tuttle. of Rutland, one of the lending citizens of Vermont, died last Satur day evening of pneumonia, complicated with liright's disease. He had been proprietor of the Hate's House, Rutland's leuding hotel, several years, and for more than a quarter of a century a recognized leader of the Vermont Republicans. He had practically held every oiiice in the gift of the city, und had been a member of the State Congressional Commit tee for years. He was well known bv almost every commercial traveler in New England, and had their respect. He was a veteran journalist, and had taken part in many New England newspaper meetings. In answer to the question, "If you had it to do over again, would you engage in politics? " Col. George W. Hooker of llrattleboro, ex-meinber of the Republican national committee from Vermont, who thinks ex-Senator Edmunds is the Gladstone of America, replied as follows: "Great Scott ! No young man should engage in politics who is not independent pe cuniarily. The reason we have pecu lations and scandals in public office is because too many who are not financially independent go into poli tics. First, independence as regards business matters, and then politics. Every citizen should read the papers and know how to vote, but that is not politics. I would go in ngai of course." Adolphus paused outside the door To interview the scraper: Within those walls her father sat Intent on Suudiiy's paper. Six times before he'd Bought thnt door On this same mission bent; His courage tailed but now tonight He'll ask papa's consent. " Respected sir, I've come to tell To ask my fate oh, seal ; Oh, since the early spring time came I've lelt I mean 1 feel " Adolphus paused, with pallid cheek, " Why hoy don't look morose! It's biliousness 1 lv'ohad it I here ' Pierce's Pellets' take a dosel " The "Pellets" cure constipation, bilious ness, indigestion, piles, nnd all derangements of stomach, liver and bowels. CAMBRIDGE. MiRs E. A Parker has completed her school at Underbill and returned home. Miss L. Smile of Fairfield, nt this time teaching in Cambridge, spent Sunday with Miss Eulia Parker. N. C. Hawhy recently sold his dairy of ten cows to a Mr. Holmes of Westford. There is no report that he gave them away. Dr. Jas. Morgan has retnrmd from Boston, where he has been stopping for some time at a hospital receiving treatment for an irjured limb. Hulsey Cady, returned from the Albany Business College, is at his mother's, ill with stomach trouble and over application to his studies. Suturday evening last the whist club met at the hotel parlors with Misses Pearl and Connor. A pleasant evening, with fruit for refreshments. Chailes Hulbtird is fast closing out. his business in this town. It is a matter of uni versal regret, t at he deems it for his interest to leuveimd many Bay it is the mistake ol his life. It is his business. D. W. Cutting on the evening of the 17th entertained several of his gentlemen friends in that substantial anil satisfactory manner that all appreciate and he is so capable of reudering. Chaunccy Warner is seen occasionally in the village, a worthy and respected ciiizen nearly 80 years of age; one of the old school, of whom there are but few left. The medicine company leaves this week. Their stay will include twelve evenings of in tertainment, instruction and advice. They area very quictandcapablecombinatiou and have had full houses. The children under the management of Mrs. Mary Ellinwood repeated their masquerade promenade the eveuing of the 18th, with a slight admission fee. A large and apprecia tive audience complimented the youngters and left several dollars with the door tender. Mrs. Ellinwood iB doing much for the young people. A co-operative creamery and butter facto ry is a well assured possibility at this place or in this immediate vicinity. The model and construction is with the Vermont Farm Ma chine Company, which is a sufficient guaran tee that all modern improvements will be utilized and first-class work exchanged for money. The progressive, wealthy and well-to-do farmers are subscribing for the necessa ry Block. Six thousand dollars is required, and that amount, we are informed, was well taken in two days. The farmersof Cambridge and adjoining towns are a very thrifty and conservative class and did not endorse this method until they had carefully and fully in vestigated all the ins and outs and counseled the etperience of others. When the butter makers of this place put their money into an terprise of this kind it is good endorsement and the presumption is that the method will be successful in every regard. From our local Poet : No snow for the sled, no snow for the sleigh, It comes now and then, but don't come to stay. It were better as in Hyde Pork, so I have heard people say. Where its sleighing in October and continues until May. Dr. E. R. Brush's lecture still hangs in the air, And it looks very much as if it would always Btaytheie. If it ever comes off, be sure and hear it as it treats of your ills, And that the best remedy to take is "Brown Bread Pills." JEFFERSONVILLE. Kate Kinsley of Burlington, is caring for Mrs. T. H. Raymore, who is very sick. Carrie Carroll tHUght in the village school last week in the absence of Elsie Smith. Mrs. S. S. Bnllard of Barre, who has been spending a few daj s in town, returned home the first of the week. Chus. Thomas has moved into G.D. Lease's house, and Weston Sanderson hns moved in to the house vacated by Mr. Thomas. Mrs. Smith has taken rooms over Sanderson's. There is a literary entertainment and oys ter supper at the old church Friday evening, January 25. The committee have spared no pubis to make the entertainment an attract ive one. and it is hoped there will be a large attendance. Proceeds are for the parsonage fund. Admission to entertainment, ten cents; supper tickets 40c each; children, half price. HARDWICK. There were only fifteen marriages in town last year. The railroad meeting Tuesday drew out quite an attendance. There is a lurge amount of sickness resem bling the grip, in this village. Quite a party from here attended the rail road meeting at Woodbury last Thursday. The library committee met Tuesday and made some progress in the selection of books. The report of the financial emburrnssraent of G. L. Johnson of East Hardwick iseutircly without foundation. The cantata of Quo'-n Esther drew crowded houses at the town hall last week Thursday and Friday evenings. The tracks of some large wild animal were found on Buffnllo mountain last week, and some thought it was a bear's. Mrs. L. P. Manning who is stopping at the Centennial House, has been dangerous1; eicK the p:ist week with spinal meningitis. L. II. Lewis, editor of the News ami Citizen, made this village a call last Friday. And you cun see what he says about how it grows. A young child of Geo. W. Bailey of Mack" ville, died suddenly Thursday, of congestion of the lungs, being sick only about thirty six hours. ALBANY. Win. Snrtwell received quite severe injuries recently by falling ubout six feet onto a block in his woodshed. The donation at the Cong'l church Jan. 1(5 was a success socially and financially, the net receipts being $80. Reuben Miles of Albany, and Miss Edith I'artlow of Troy, were married at Irusburgh Jan. 15, ty Rev. Air. Dodd. Frank Brown, who has been a long time sick with consumption, died at his home t lie 14th. His remains were taken to Manches ter, N. U., for burial. LOWELL. George Revoir and family are visiting rela tive' in St. AlbniiB. The Methodist chapel is nearipgeompletion and is a very pretty building. Lymnn Lock wood is very sick and it is feared that he may not recover. O. B. Lnndon's men have been harvesting ice for use in the creamery next summer. The Cong'l Ladies' Aid and Missionary so cieties will meet at L. R. Welluian's next Fri day afternoon. E. S. Cooledgo hns sold his farm and stock to Bradley Sanborn ; consideration, three thousand dollars. The drama, "Hickory Farm," will be pre sented nt the town hall next Friday eveuing by the dramatic club. Israel Sylvester, aged 82 years, died Inst Friday morning. Funeral services were held at the Catholic church Monday morning. J. II. Silsby ot Hartford, Conn., who owns the saw mill and several houses in this village is in town looking after his lumber business. His men have cut ten thousand logs which they are now hauling to the mill. The Cong'l C. E. is planning to observe Christian Endeavor day February 2. Aso cial will be belli at Edson Kinney 's Saturday afternoon and evening, and n special urogram will be prepared for the following Sunday. faT A good advertisement of good goods in a good newspaper will al ways pay. A SOLID INSURANCE COMPANY. Attention is called to the forty eighth annual statement of the Na tional Life Insurance Company of Montpelier. The statement is not only worth reading as a matter of news, but to those contemplating in surance it will be especially interest ing. The company is one of the strongest in the country and besides this being a Vermont institution is worthy of the large patronace it re ceives within the state. The fact that so many representative men in this state and elsewhere have policies in this company is a strong guarantee as to its soundness. We are informed that almost every representative man in Lamoille county carries more or less insurance in thiscompany. From an extensivearticle in the Durlington Free Press of last Saturday we take the following: Its growth duringthe past two years, which many companies in other parts of the coun try have found so trying, haa been remarka ble. The company w rote in 1804, $14,(509, of insurance, an increase of more than $2,250 000 over the 18!):t figures. It in creased its surplus to $1,430,714, which is $29(5,022 more than it hud a year ago, and exceeds by over sixty thousand the increase of surplus made in 1803, though that was surprisingly large. The surplus so reported, it should be noted, does not include an extra reserve of $354,216 on life rate endowments, whi"h the company figures us a liability, though most companies treat such a fund ' as surplus. The National's net assets now exceed ten millions of dollars the exact fig ures ,,on the first day of Jannarv.1895. being $10,205.(535, an increase of $1,073,543 dur ing the year. These assets consist chiefly of carefully placed mortgages on real estate, now worth three times the amount loaned on them. United States bonds and approved city and Bchool bonds, worth to-day in the market about $140,000 more than the figures at which they are listed on the company's state ment, and loans upon thecompany's policies, deposited as collateral. The premiums act ually pnid in duringthe yearl894 amounted to $2,472,701.(52. This is also a large gain over the 1893 figures. The total amount paid to policy-holders during the year was $1,20(5,(507.32. These large gains have been made with strict regard to economy of man agement, and the expenses of conducting the business are kept at a much lowerfigurethan the expenses of most of the heavy life com panies. . . -.,. The company issued 6,813 policies in 1894, including reissues, and has paid to policy holders since its organization $10,000,724. Altogether the National's statement is a gratifying one to its policy-holders as well as to the management, which makes so excellent a showing. That the National Life of Vermont has the confidence of a very wide constituency, need not be stated.' Among its policy-holders, now numbering upwards of 20,000 -in num ber, will be found such names as Gen. B. F. Tracy, ex-secretary of the navy ; Dr. V. Sew ard Webb, whose accession to the board of directors will be an added element of strength; H. Walter Webb, of the New Y'ork Central and Hudson River railroad ; Col. E. K.Sibley, Mr. D. D. Parmly. of the firm of Marquand & Parmly, of New York City; Col. Edward C. Smith, of St. Albans; John Wan amuker, of Philadelphia, late postmaster general ; Lieut.-Gov. Walter Lyon, of Penn sylvania; Hon. James McMillan, United Mates senator trom Michigan; Hon. Nathan Goff, of West Virginio, ex-secretary of war; Hon. John M. Thurston, United States senator-elect ot Ntbraska; Hon. Christopher L. Magee, of Pennsylvania each of these gentlemen holds not less than $20,000 of life insurance in the company V. W. Kimball, president of the Fourth National bank of Boston; D. II. Andrews, of the Boston bridgo works: .1. Ueed Wnipple, of Boston, and many others of equal or scarcely less prom inence, from Maine to Texas. Among the representative Vermonters who nolo policies in the company are Senator Rtdfield Proctor; Gen. Julius .1. Estey, of the Estey Organ company, of Brattleboro; ex-Gov. Carroll S. Page of Hyde Park ; Hon. Franklin Fair banks, president of the Fairbanks' scale company, of St.Johnsbury; Congressman H. Henry Powers, Hon. L. H. Thompson, of the Supreme Court of Vermont ; ex-Lieut.-Gov. F.Stewart Stranahan, of St. Albans; Hon. James L. Martin, inspector of finance, of Brattleboro; Hon. James W. Brock und Hon. L. Bart Cross, of Montpelier; Edward Wells, Usq , of Burlington; Hon. Charles P. Smith, president of the Burlington Savings bank; Chnuneey W. Brownell secretary of state; Jefferson R Judson,of Arlington, and many other leading citizens of the State. In short the company is one of which all Vermonters may well be proud. It is known throughout the United States, us among the very best of life insurance companies, and its past forty-four years of sound life, and its present high standing, are sufficient guar anty of its permanence and prosperity in the future. Agricultural Kcports. United States Senate, I Washington, D. C, Jan. 18, 1S95. j EniToit News and Citizen : I have for distribution 1100 copies of the Report of the Department of Agriculture for 1SH3, and a tew of former years previous to 1802. These reports are of great value to some, but of no value to many who receive them, because they tuke no interest in their contents. In sending by lists, many doubt Hss go to the latter class, and many are du plicated by the other Members of Congress Irom the State. It seems tome if they are worth having they are worth asking for, nnd thnt those who really care lor them, and to whom they will be most useful, will lie glad to write for them. I will therefore send them to those who usk for them by letter or postal until the supply is exhausted. If you will communicate this to your readers, you will very much oblige, Y'ours very truly, Kedkiki.d Phoctor. John D. Ilockafeller, the Standard oil magnate, has made another gift of $175, 000 to Chicago university. His tottil contributions to this insti tution touch the 2.()00,000 mark. Miss Gertrude Yanderbilt made her debut in New York society the other evening nnd received boquets valued at $2,500. Thousands of people in New York are suffering for want of food. A cream of tartar baking powder. Highest of all in leavening strength. Latest United States Government lood Report. ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., 100 Wall St., N. Y. Pure