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NEWS AND CITIZEN, THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 1895.
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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

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