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THE VERMONT PHOENIX, AND RECORD AND FARMER, FRIDAY, JULY 21,
FRIDAY, JULY 21, 1882.
xtf nlllcan Nttttf 2Vnmlnutlon.
JOHK Ii. BARBTOW
FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR,
SAMUEL E. FINGREE
FOR STATE TREASURER,
WILLIAM II. DUBOIS
or wxst BAKPOLrn.
Ilrimliltcun County Nomlnnllon.
JULIUS J. F.STEY of Drattleboro,
WILLIAM 1). OUTTINO of Westminster.
For Assistant Judges,
R. W. CLARKE of Drattleboro,
A. A. WXMAN of Athena.
For State's Attorney,
A. A. RUTTERF1ELD of Whltlngham.
J. W. MELENDY of Londonderry.
For Illgb Bailiff,
GEORGE E. SELLECK of Drattleboro.
For Frobate Judges,
R. TYLER of Drattleboro,
ADIS11AI STODDARD of Townshcnd.
August 1st Is now talked of as the data foe
tho adjournment of Congress.
Tbo Connecticut supremo court of errors
docldcs that women are eligible for admission
Tbo Democrats of tbe First District met at
Burlington yesterday and nominated L. W.
ltedlngton of Rutland for Congress.
Tbe Georgia Democrats nominated A. II.
Stephens for Govcrnorat their state convention
hcldycsterday. All other candidates were with
drawn and Mr. Stephens had a clear field.
John Bright has resigned peroniptorily from
tbo British cabinet bocauso of tho courso of
tho government In going to war with Egypt.
Mr. Bright is quoted ns saying that be knows
of but ono war sinco tho days of William that
was justifiable, and that was the war for the
preservation of tho American Union.
In splta of tho declaration of tho Democrats
at the beginning of this sossion that a "nig.
ger" should never again have a seat in the
Houso of Representatives, thero are now two
colored members in that body. On Wednes
day llobert Smalls was given the 6eat from
tho Edgefield (Fifth) South Carolina district
which Tillman has occupied so long.
There bas been scarcely a day since tho
Fourth of July that ono or more deaths of
small boys, from lockjaw caused by toy-pistol
wounds, have not been reported. Last Mon.
day morning's papers contained a list of not
loss than eight such deaths in New England,
and there were six deaths in throe days from
tbe Banio cause In Cincinnati. Here, surely.
Is food for parental reflection against the timo
tbe eaglo screams again.
In the United States criminal court nt Vm
York on Thursday tho law of Congress against
mo collection of political assessments was de
clared valid and (Jen. Newton M. r.nrtlo
charged with receiving rtolitlnnl
from custom house employe's in tho campaign
01 ihsi, wlillo holding the position of a snea
ial ogent of the treasury department, was
found guilty on two counts and sentenced to
pavnnneof siooo. nen. nnrtio' m,ivrm
edy now is to apply for a writ of habeas cor
pus for tne purpose of having the conotitu
tionality of tbe law tested.
Montreal has just bad a Charley Boss rase.
in which, however, the abductors fortunately
got frightened and summarily returned the
stolen child. The little victim was only two
years old, and was stolen from its cot about
nine o'clock in the evening, the abductors
gaining entrance to the houso through an
open window. On the little boy's pillow was
found a letter addressed to his father, which
read : "We have got yonr child all O. K.,
and if you want to lay your eyes on it again,
you must hand over .10,000 in gold." The
letter further said that if auy effort was made
to ferret out tho robbers they would not hesi
tate to "mako mince-meat of the boy," and
that when the father was ready to deliver the
money bo had only to advertiso in the Star,
pay tho cash, and recover his boy. The par
ents made no move towards paying tho ran
som, but notified detectivos all over the coun
try, and within a night or two the child was
left on a door-etep and finally restored to its
Up to Tuesday night it was generally be
lieved that the ca6e of tho government against
tho Dorscys, Brady and other star route con
Bpirators, which has been going on for sever
al, weeks, was as good as closed and would
come to nought so far as the conviction of
the conspirators was concerned. The defence
were loud and jubilant in declaring that no
cane had been made out against them and
they wero even threatening libel suits against
tbe papers and Individuals which have pro
mulgated the story of their misdeeds. On
Wednesday, however, the cose very unex
pecledly put on a new face under a ruling by
Judge Wylle, which looks toward the admis
sion of the damaging Iterdell confession as
evidence, and the testimony of John A,
Walsh, which is referred to elsewhere in an
other connection. The stock of the star-
routers has taken a downward tum, and un
prejudiced observers admit that the Govern
went lawyers have boen both faithful and
ciheient in their prosecution of tbo cases.
From paragraphs which wo publish else-
where, one from the Argus and ono from tho
press despatches, it appears that th'o Defam.
eft charge that the lste Democratic state con.
vention was packed by Gov. Smith was not
allowed to pass with notice simply at the
hands of Atkins's papor, but that a meeting
of the State committee was called to invest!
gate the matter and give tho young editor a
chance to prove his charges. According to
the press despatch, which appeared in tbe
Thursday morning's papers, Davenport was
at the meeting but failed to put in tbe evl
denco requisite to prove his story. We Im
agiuo that tho full report of the committee's
meeting, if it is ever published, will furnish
interesting reading. Of course it will be very
painful to us if our young neighbor bos got
himself Into a tight place and exposed his
true inwardness to bis Democratlo friends ;
but, as we have bofore remarked, our grief
will find partial consolation In the fact that
the young man's tactics on this occasion have
been precisely like those which ho always
employs when commenting on any of the do
ings of the Republican party.
Later. 0. II. Davenport bos a letter In
this morning's Republican, in which he says
that Wednesday night's investigation did not
investigate, that be did offer proof of his
charges, and that be will continue the invest!
gation and make its result public
The business outlook brightens with every
passing week. A most bountiful wheat crop
Is already assured Indeed, the greater por
tion of tbe wintor wheat is already harvested
In excellent condition. The crop reports of
tbe past week have been a sucoesslon of glow
ing accounts of unprecedented yields of grain
either harvested or now beyond danger. The
corn crop alone is backward and somewhat in
doubt, but If the weather continues favorablo
corn will also be an abundant crop. The 1st.
e&l repot ta from the cotton states show a
marked improvement during the past threo
or four weoks, tho indications promising a
very large crop. Tho cereal crop in tho south
Is tho bost over known n contrast to last
year, when a drouth extended over tho ontiro
south. What Is qulto important In connection
with this promise of abundance and surplus
is that the promise of disturbance In Europo
will enable us to rcallzo fair prices for our
products. Fair prices means mofo money in
tho hands of tho farmers, and that moans a
larger demand for tho manufactures of tho
east. The clouds which hung over the busi
ness horizon during tbo unpromising weather
of tho early spring havo been dispelled, and
on every hand it Is agroed that the business
prospect has rarely been more hopeful than
The Naw York Times, in a review of tbo
political situation in Pennsylvania, conoludes
that thero is probably no further chance of
harmony between tbe two Republican factions
in tho state, though the propositions of tho
regular committee are stilt open for acceptance
by tho Independents. Tho fight of tho Inde
pendents is against Cameron's dictation, and
thero can be no agreement unless Camoron
surrenders or his opponents give up the con-
tost. Tho trouble began last February, when
Cameron decided that Gen. Beaver was to be
the Republican candidate for governor, and
then fixed the convention by having the dele
gates appointed by tbo county committees In
stead of giving the people a voice In primary
meetings. The purpose of the Independents
now must bo to defeat Cameron's ticket rath
er than to elect their own. Tho Times evi
dently would not regard tho election of Pattt
son, tho Democratlo candidate, as an unmixed
calamity, since it remarks that "a defeat in
ono Important state this year will bo a slight
calamity compared to a general defeat two
years hence ; and if out of it shall como tho
impulso of a vigorous reform mvoment, it
may bo made the forerunner of future tri
umphs." The best Republican sentiment of
tho country unquestionably shares in this feel
ing, but wo would rather eoj both sides yield
selfish considerations, aud begin anew on a
perfectly fair and open basis that would in.
sure a Republican success of tho right kind
One of the results of the freight handlers'
strike in Now York has been to prove tbe
physical Incapacity of the Italians and Rus
sian Jews for hard labor. It was easy to ob
tain men enough from tbe ranks of these im
migrants to fill the places of tho strikiug la
borers, but when put to the test thoy aro
found entiroly lacking in tho necessary physi
cal endurance. Tho reaeou for this is easily
discovered In the lack in quantity and quality
of the food eaten by tbo new laborers. In
placo of tho meat, potatoes and other solid
food eaten by the striking Irishmen, these
economical foreigners dine on a single pleco
of black bread Booked In water, with a
banana or two as a relish, while cheese and
crackers are occasionally included in this bill
of fare. When it comes to the test of handling
heavy boxes and cases of goods by tbo day
together, muscle built on Buch a diet cannot
cope with musclo that bas plenty of boot and
potatoes for Us foundation, and it is this fact
more than any one thing else that gives the
striking freight handlers assurance of ultimate
success. Tbo Russian Jews are less hardy
man too Italians. Most of them aro dwarfed
in staturo and havo limbs no larger than
those of a well-developed boy 14 or 15 years
of age. Their muscles aro soft, their hands
tender, and their vertebra; seemingly as pliant
as whalebone. They ore continually com
plaining of being tired and are obliged to
stop and rest every few minutes.
Xlie Second Dlalrlct.
There is little to bo added in the way of
comment to what we said last week about the
political situation in this congressional dis
trict. Gen. Grout has bo far recovered from
his recent illness as to return to Washington
where he will attend to his duties In the
Houso and leave tho question of his renomi.
nation with the people, where it belongs. Mr.
Tyler, it is unnecessary to say, is in Wash
ington, whero he has been without intermis
sion, and is working diligently for the ad.
vanoemcnt of the work of the session.
Evidence daily accumulates of tho untiring
efforts which aro being mado to work up a
boom for Poland. No stone is left unturned.
aud in some Incautious quarters his success Is
predicted. This, however, wo are satisfied Is
all on the surface, and there Is a deep under
current of sound publio sentiment which will
keep tbe convention from taking a back track
or being carried off its balance in this direc.
tlon. French and Dillingham will each poll
some votes on tbe first ballot.
In this county tho situation shows no
change. We hope there will be full delegtt'
tlons from all the towns. The best sentiment
of tho county unmistakably endorses our
opinion as expressed last week, that the
Windham county delegation should go to the
convention unpledged and untramelled, and
ready to give its vote for tho nomination of
the best man when the critical moment ar
rives. Of the men who appear in the can.
vass, our own preference remains for Gen
Grout, and if it should prove in the end that
the votes of our Windham county delegation
give him the nomination we do not think it
will be an action which they will find cause
The Israttleboro and YVIlnalng-ion
A meeting of tho committee of the pro
posed Drattleboro & Wilmington railroad was
held hero on Thursday afternoon to hear tho
report of the engineer on the preliminary
eurvoy, which has now boen completed to
Brattleboro. According to the report made
by Mr. Mitchell, the line from Wilmington,
as surveyed by way of Ilarrls's corners, is 32
miles long. Coming cast there is no grado
exceeding 100 feet to the mile, and going
west tbe steepest grade Is 140 feet to the mile.
The Hue comes by way of West Brattleboro
to Esteyville, and from Eateyville two lines
bave been run to the present railroad station.
One of these lines is substantially by the sur
vey made for the Brattleboro & Whitehall
road, crossing Canal street by a trestle east
ot Col. Fuller's residence, passing In front of
tbo Catholio cemetery and thenco by way of
Royal Wood's farm. The other line, leaving
tho Esteyvlllo water houso, makes a detour
by way of George Clark's farm and tho fair
ground, and thence by W. II. Alexander's
garden. This line is some two-thirds of a
mile longer, but the grades are easlor and tho
construction cheaper. The whole line to
Wilmington can be shortened some five miles
by keeping further north or northwest of
Harris's corners and little farther away from
Jacksonville, and tbe route would be equally
good. For the present it is not proposed to
make a survey by way of Guilford. The en.
glneer stated that In this New England coun.
try he has rarely seen a lino which could be
built at better advantage or with less heavy
This preliminary survey has established the
fact that an entirely feasible line can be
found to Wilmington and this, In point of
tact, is au that any preliminary survey can do,
No such survey is ever final in the matter of
exact route, and a locating survey would
make many changes and Improvements. It
now remains for the people on the line of tho
road to say, aud the sooner the better, what
they will do about raising tbe money for the
construction of the road. We liopo to see all
tbe towns alive in the matter, and it will be
well for Brattleboro, especially, In view of
the demonstrations being mado by tbe North
Adams people, to show that she is thoroughly
in earnest in the matter.
A lH-clalon In (tin Tamont Vermont
Tho Suprome Court, through tho First As
sociate Justlco, Hon. T. P. Redflold, has filed
its mandate in the great railroad case of
James R. Langdon et al v. the Vermont A
Canada Railroad ot at., In tho clerk's office of
tho Franklin County Court of Chancery, Tho
case, as our roaderB know, was brought to
dotcrmlno the question of tho priority of tbo
trust debt as against the Vermont .t Canada
rent claim and tho mortgage bondholders of
tho Vermont Central railroad j and also to
provo tho naturo and amount of tbo trust In
debtedness and the order In which it should
be paid. The orators asked for foreclosure on
tho entlro property of tho Vermont Central
and Vermont fc Canada railroads, and prayed
that tho wholo ostato bo put in tho hands of n
trustco for tho benefit of tho trust creditors,
with tho equity of redemption granted to tho
defendants for a specified lime, and In caso
of their failure to redeem the property thoy
were to bo forcvor foreclosed of tho equity
of redemption. Tho pro forma decree of
Chancellor Royce in tho case grantod the
prayor of tho orators as set forth above, and
the cause was taken by appeal to the Supremo
Court, which occupied tho week of May Dtb
tn hearing arguments in the caso. The full
bench of tho Supromo Court concur in the
decision embodied In the mandate drawn by
Judge Redfield. The decision fully sustains
the various decrees and orders of Chancellor
Homer E. Royco relative to tho Vermont Cen
tral railroad management, and establishes tho
fact of tho existence of a judicial roccivcr
ship of tho roads. Tho pro forma decreo of
tho Chancellor is substantially affirmed, tho
caso being remanded to tho Court of Chan
cery for the purpose of having tho accounts
of tho Central Vermont Railroad Company
as receivers and managers sinco 1873 adjudi
cated, and a final settlement of the accounts
of tho rocoivers and managers prior to 1873,
which were passed upon by spcclat masters
Tho main points of the decision, as sum
marized by the Montpclier Watchman, are
that all tbe debts and liabilities of tbo re
ceivers and managers that accrued in the le
gitimate administration of tho trust and tho
indebtedness of tho managers that accrued in
transactions which were sanctioned by tbe
primary parties, as tbo proper debt or duty
of tho management, aro declared a lien and
made a charge in tbo naturo of au equitable
mortgage upon tho wholo proporty of the
trust, including tho Vermont Central and
Vermont it Canada roads, their privileges
and appurtenances, franchises, aud the prop
orty of various kinds belonging to these cor
porations and in the hands of tho managers.
Tho accounts of tho managers, from tho timo
the trust was created in 1801 down to tbo
present time, aro ordered to bo settled, with
a view to ascertaining tho amount of the
debts and liabilities of all kinds, which by
this decision aro adjudged a lien upon the
dofondant railroads, who aro required within
a roasonablo time to pay tho claims of the
managers thus ascertained, on tbe pain of
foreclosure of all right and tltlo in tho prop.
erty in dispute. Tbe mandate of tho court
is a substantial vindication of Gov. Smith's
Tbe Hltuullon In Effjpt.
To the news from Egypt thero is little to
bo added in the way of actual statement of
fact to that published last week. The city of
Alexandria was bombarded on Tuesday, tbe
11th, by the British gunboat fleet and its for
tifications destroyed, and on Wednesday Ara
bl Pasha evacuated tho city under cover of a
flag of truce, and gave the city over to fire,
rapine and plunder at tho hands of the Be
doulns. How many lives wero lost or how
much property was destroyed in tho terrible
scenes which followed no correspondent has
definitely stated. The first reports repre
sented the city as showing two miles of solid
flames and not less than 2000 foreign and
Christian residents as having been massacred,
while the looters plundered everywhere with
out let or hindrance. The British admiral is
criticised for his seeming timidity in not land
ing with a sufficient force to take full posses
.sion of tbo city and protect its people and
property. As to the present whereabouts of
Arabi, or his intentions for futuro movements
whether he will intrench himself at Cairo,
push on to take the Suez canal, or hold him
self ready to repol an attack in the Interior
nothing seems to be known. Meantime, to
the rest of tbo civilized world it looks as if
England had assumed a very grave responsi
bility, and one for which she will find it hard
to justify herself, in thus stepping in to act
as a sort of world s policeman in Egypt, lay
ing waste ono of the most important cities of
tbe East and causing tbe loss of hundreds or
thousands of innocent lives.
Admiral Nicholson, commanding the United
States vessel stationed at Alexandria, is criti
ciscd becauso ho is said to havo cheered tbe
English while they wero bombarding the city,
and because, after tho evacuation, he landed
marines to help preservo order. The fact un.
doubtedly Is, that in sending a detachment of
men ashore ho only sought to help protect in
nocent lives where there was neither proteo
tion nor authority, and when any authority is
established bis men will be withdrawn.
Xlie JLufe-el Blar Itonte lleaelatlons,
Last wees tho Grand Jury for the District
of Columbia, which had been dismissed till
October, was reconvened to consider certain
alleged new and startling evidence in tho star
route cases which, the country was given to
understand, must result in tbe finding new
indictments, escapa from conviction under
which could hardly bo possible. But to
everybody's surprise, tbe grand jury failed
to bring in any Indictment after sitting and
hearing this evidence. Of tho revelations
made by this evidenoo the Boston Journal
"The statements which John A, Walsh
mado to tbo Washington Grand Jury at its
recent session, and which havo since appeared
in the New York Times and Herald, aro the
most shocking revelations that have yet been
made respecting the star routo transactions.
Walsh's recital is clear aud connected, and he
presents loners, telegrams and drafts to sub.
stantlato his statement. Walsh is a Washing.
ton broker, and in that capacity purchased
post office drafts which were made some timo
in advance of their maturity. In the course
of such negotiations a contractor becamo so
much Indebted to him that ho becamo a sub
contractor. While thus connected with tbe
mail service, Walsh lent Brady, then Second
Assistant Postmaster Genoral, various sums
or money at amereni times, a loiter of Jira.
dy is given, In which he asks Walsh for $25.
000 worth of Louisville and Chattanooga rail
road stock. This was in December. 1880.
Walsh further shows memoranda of postal
drafts and a note of ono Prloe. a contractor.
20,000 in all, one-half of which was credited
to senator Helloes and tbe other half to Bra'
dy. Other postal drafts wero reoelved, which
wero creuuou in nao manner, nenogg nad
no business with Walsh. Tho monev was de
posited for him with Walsh, and Walsh paid
it over to Kellogg in checks, which Walsh
showed tbe Grand Jury. In 1879-80 great
difficulty was experienced in getting tbe ap
propriations for the star routo Bervico, and to
aid matters a corruption fund was raised by
assessing contractors whose routes had been
expedited. These assessments. Wtlsh do-
clared, were made by Brady, but were urged
uy one Andrews, an acoompuco oi urady,
Walsh refused to pay, and Brady called his
attention to It. After this the pay on Walsh's
route was cut down, and In the course of a
few weeks it was again cut down, $40,000 In
all, and tbe route finally went out ot bis
nanus, presumably because lie refused to pay
the assessment for tho corruption fund and
other claims. In tho course of timo Walsh
demanded the money which he behoved Bra'
dr owed blm. Thev had a meeting and talk
ed the matter over. Brady claimed that
Walsh owed him $36,000, instead of being
indebted to Walsh $35,000. Walsh was sur
prised, and demanded explanation, wheu Dra
dy told btm that he had not rcoelvcd his sharo
of the Increased pay for expediting Walsh's
route. Walsh replied that ho supposed that
the routo was expedited at tho requoBt of thoso
benefited by tho malls. Brady replied that
such things might havo been in tho early days
of the Republic, but that of late such things
were done for tno bonollt of those wno nad
power to do thorn. He said it was usual to
have 20 per cent, of tho amounts recoived
for increased service. No nrrangomcnt was
mado, and in tho courso of time Walsh
brought a suit against Brady to recover tho
money loaned him. This suit f rightenod Kel
logg, becauso ho feared that tho joint tran
sactions of Brady and Kellogg with Price
would como to light If tbe suit was pusbed.
Twice sinco the star routo Investigation has
been going ou Urady has tried to settle with
Walsh, but his demand was so largo that no
arrangoment could be made. In this connec
tion it should bo added that Senator Kellogg
received money, as Walsh says, from Prico as
reward for his services in getting his routes
"The above Is the barest outlino of Walsh's
statement which he made to tho Grand Jury
and which ho substantiated by documents of
various kinds. In view of them it Is no won
der that Col. Bliss, tho counsel for the Gov
ernment, expressed astonishment and indig
nation because tbe Grand Jury did not find a
bill. There may bo some explanation why it
did not. If there is any, the gentlemen com
posing tho jury cannot givo it to the public
too soon or too definitely. As tho matter
now stands, sevoral parties are so badly In
volved by Walsh's revelations that thoy can
oxtrlcato themselves only by proving that his
statements aro false."
Tornudoes and Tbelr Work,
The Signal Service Ofilcehas been examining
into tho record of tho dcstructlvo tornadoes
which have been noted during eighty-seven
years past, and much interesting information
is brought to light In tbo process. Out of six
hundred dcstructlvo visitations of tornadoes
occurring in that period, it is found that
thrto hundred and sixteen, including those of
greatest sovcrity, havo arisen In eight states,
these being New York, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois
Georgia, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas. Of
these, Indiana has boen least frequently vis
ited, but twenty-seven tornadoes having been
observed within her borders since 18.'i2. New
York has had thirty-llvo sinco 1831, and Ohio
twenty-eight sinco 1823, whilo Illinois has
been visited by fifty-four since 1851, and
Kansas beads tbo list with sixty-two tornadoes
sinco 1839. Missouri reports forty-four sinco
1814, and Iowa thirty-one since 1834. Peun-
sylvania appears to Buffer very seldom from
the Storm King a visitations. Iu states adja
cent to tboso above named the wind seldom
rises beyond tho fierceness of a Bevere blast.
Juno Is tbo month In which tornadoes are
usually developed. They aro moro froquent
in April than iu July, and aro oftencr seen in
May and September than in August. Tho
averago width of the path of tornadoes is 108,",
feet and the clouds travel at velocities vary
ing from twelve to sixty miles per hour. Near
tho vortex of tbe storm whero tho whirling
motion of tbe air is swiftest, it has never
been possible to obtain tho rato of motion.
But it certainly attains an enormous speed,
reaching sometimes 800 miles per hour. Tbo
averago velocity is set down at 3112 miles per
hour. In tho official report of tho Iowa tor
nado of Juno 17 it is stated that a stouo IS
inches cube was carried 200 feet in tho air.
Tbo pressuro necessary to accomplish this
would require a velocity of 201 miles per hour
if the foroe of tbe wiud wero exerted at right
angles to tho lino of rebalance. The pressure
necessary to overturn a loaded freight car im
plies n minimum velocity of 147 miles per
hour. Of tbo loss of life and destruction to
property no statistics havo been prosvrved
until of lato years. Tho latest available ro
ports for Juno indicato that about 130 per
sons lost their lives and 100 were Injured by
tho tornadoes of that month, whilo $5,000,
000 will hardly cover the loss in property and
damago to crops. Of tho method of their
origin nothing is known. A cloud forms, a
violent whirling motion sets up within it, a
long "funnel" drops from it, nnd as the end
of this dreadful protuberance touches the
earth everything in its pathway is whirled in
to air or crushed into shapeless dust. The
cloud may riso and fall; the "funnel" may
double and form an elbow ; those elbows may
separate and form two "funnels," but still tbe
tornado goes on. Its violence is that of the
wind, and the theory of electricity as an im
portant factor is untenable. Tbe only es
cape from it is in cellars or caves ; tho only
safety is in immediato flight to a place of
The Wilmington Xlallroail 9feetlnfr.
Our Wilmington correspondent gives an ac
count of the meeting held in that place on
Wednesday ovening by parties who favor tbe
construction of a road from Wilmington to
North Adams, Mass., or, to speak moro exact
ly, of interested parties who desire not to see
the proposed road to Brattleboro built. The
talk at this meeting effectually dispelled the
illusion, so far as it ever existed, that Wil
mington people can hope to seo any foreign
railroad company, or other capitalists, build a
road to their town without cost to tho poople
of tbo town. The admission was squarely
made, in fact, as wo are informed, that tbe
town must be bonded If a road Is ever built
to connect with the Tunnel line. Whether or
not tho aim of the visitors was to kill tho
Brattleboro aud Wilmington project, it is ad
miltedly tho fact that the result of the meet
ing was to turn Wilmington sentiment more
strongly than ever in favor of the Brattleboro
first lleajlment Kneaaunment.
Cob Greenleaf has Issued a general order
announcing that the First Regiment will go
into camp at Brandon on Tuesday morning,
Aug. 29, for five days of "drill, discipline,
inspection and review." The camp will bo
known as Camp Kingsley in honor of Quar
Ja. Democratic Utate Coiuaulttee Meet
InarIs tbe lefamer Young; 31 un In
u Tight Placet
From tbo Argua of tbla week.
The Detainer still equivocates, prevaricates.
and pettifogs relative to its infamously falso
assertion that Gov. Smith and Jo. D. Hatch
packed the recent Democratlo Stato convon
tlon, but cannot bring a particle of evidenoo
to sustain its maliciously untrue aspersions
of better men in every sense of tbe word than
Charles H. Davenport. It is easier to tell a
story than to prove it, and that is bow liars
get caught. Upon the suggestion of many
Democrats, a meeting of tbe State Committee
has been oalled for Wednesday evening of
this week, and after that body has heard tho
matter It will doubtless give its opinion.
Davenport has promised to attend. We
doubt, however, if bo will bave tho effron
tery to keep his promise, but hope that be
will. He cannot prove one thing, nor any
thing that looks like it.
Tbe Sleeting; Ileld Ita Ileault.
(Wednesday Night's Freaa Despatch.
BnnLiNOTOK, July 19, The Democratlo
State Commilteo met in secret session hero
to-night in response to a summons from
Chairman Hiram Atkins, for tho purposo of
making thorough investigation into the
charges by a member or the committee, u.
II. Davenport, in his paper, tbo Brattleboro
Reformer, to the effect that Gov. Smith and
tho Central Vermont management packed the
late Democratlo State Convention in favor of
tbe candidacy of Geo. Eaton as agiiuBt T.
W. Redington, and also alleging that free
passes had been issued to effect this object.
Mr, Davenport was notified to appear. He
came before tho committee, but utterly failed
to substantiate his allegations. Tbe commit
tee are satisfied that the charges aro unfound
ed, and they propose to mako a statement of
From tbe Darlington Free Freaa, 20tb.J
Tho Democratlo Stato Committee held a
meeting iu this city, last evening, at which
th jy had before them Mr, Davenport of tho
Reformer, with reference tobls recent charge
that tho Democrat! Btato Convention was
packed by tbe Central Vermont railroad. Mr.
Davenport, as we are informed, utterly failed
tn ill, -ti.t!-, n lit- gama nw ..vnlnf. .1
I facts which oould afford any basis for it.
ft onm l'ucts about the Public lebl,
The history of the achievements of our
government in tho management of a publio
debt which was regarded as appalling in 18CS
would fill many pages i but tbo result the
story in brief can bo put before tbo oyo In a
very brief space. Tho first point to bo no
ticed in doing this Is tho amouut and charac
ter of our national liabilities when they touch
ed tho flood-lido mark, Aug. 31, 18Cfl. From
tho publio debt statement of that date the
following is taken t
Debt bearing 4 per cent. Intereat , 1018,118
Debt bearing S ier cent. Intereat 209, 175,737
Debt bearing 0 rer cent. Intereat 1,381,730,139
Debt bearing 7.3 per cent. Intereat 830,000,000
Total debt bearing intereat 3,S81,&80,391
Debt not bearing Intereat 103,110,331
Total national debt..., 3,81I,019,S2
Leaa caab In treasury. 88,318,031
Net debt J,7M,43I,71
Annual Intereat on debt 150,977,C8
Tho next point to bo noticed Is that which
shows tho achlovoniouls aud tho results of tho
financial policy of tho government. This Is
shown by taking from tho debt statement of
Juno 30, 1882, the part showing tho indebted
ness at that timo, as follows i
Debt bearing Jotercat-at 8 per cent, (navy
Debt bearing intereat at 3 1-3 per cent.,
redeemable at pleasure of Government, 460,461,050
Debt bearing Interest at 4 per cent., re
deemable July 1, 1007 730,349,3:0
Debt bearing Interest at 4 1-2 per cent.,
redeemable Kept. 1, 1801 350,000,000
Total Inlerest-beering debt, (1,4(3,810,11)0
Total debt, Intereat bearing and non-ln-tereat
bearing, leaa caah In treaanry,
Apparent reduction of debt from Aug.
31, 1805, to July 1, 188 1,607,917,111
Annual intereat charge on Interest bear
lug debt outetaudiug July 1,1883. ... .. 07,360,110
Deereaae In anunal Intereat from Aug.Sl,
IBM, to July 1, 1881 03,807,688
The interest charge upon tbo publio debt at
tno nates given below was as follows t
Aug. 31. VS. . . .1160.077.608 Jolrl. Ii I9S.796.U0S
Julyl, '0, 116,06S,196'Jnlyl,'76 00,855,001
Jnlyl,'67 133,893,415 Jnly,70 93,101,209
Julyl, '08. 138,139,998 July, 7 03,160,644
Julyl, '69 13S,63J.99S July 1,18 9i.C3l,173
Julyl, "70 118,781,960 Julyl, '79 83,773,779
Julyl, II 111,913,331 Jnlyl.TO 79,CJ3,9II
Julyl, '71 103,988,163 Julyl, '81 15.018.MS
Julyl, 13 93,019,801 July 1, '81 57,300,111
The above figures toll their own story, and
are in themselves a vindication of the policy
of tho party which Is not only responsible for
this record, but which has made it in spite of
efforts of opponents at every point to defeat
mo plans and purposes of republican Con
gresses and administrations. But tho above
statistics, striking as they appear, can bo bet
ter appreciated wiicn it is stated that they
show that tho averago rate of interest paid on
tho publio debt at the close of the war was
CO per cent, against 3.8 per cent, to day
that tbu debt per capita at tho former dato
was S78.28 aouliikl sK at tho present time:
that the itunual Interest per capita at tbe close
of tbe war was $1.2!l, agalnit less tbau $1.10
now. (Jouulliig tho greenbacks as debt, 38.7
per cent, of tbo entire liabilities of tbe gov
ernment bas been paid since 18(15, and tbo
aunual Interest charge July 1, 1882, was less
than 38 per cent, of what it was at tho time it
In this connection the debt aud interest
burden of the leading nations of tho world
aro wormy oi notice, uhcy aro ns follows:
Nations. Debt. IntereaL
Trance 3.SJ9,9ft3.399 138.000.000
England 3,766.671,(100 113,000,130
Ttutala , 3.318.9S3.000 i rftjinn.nno
Bpaln 3.679,315,000 95,000,000
Italy.. 3,540,813,000 116,000,000
Auatrla 1,81,1,116,350 f-0.00t),000
United Stato 1,688,911,160 61,777,805
While the United States has been dUoharr'.
lug its debt and ridding tho people of its bur-
uen, an or tne auovo nations except England
have been adding to their burdius. In fact.
with tho exception of Germany, tbo govern
ment of tbn United States if in a far better
condition, financially, than any important na
tion un the globe. In the race for commer
cial kupreuiaoy In tbo future, this stato of
tnings win give us n great advantage.
The Second Dlatrlct.
In the new combination called the Second
district there may be at this time a slight
curiosity in every part to know the political
sentiment of some other section. Iu Orleans
county I judgo that the feeling is that we are
a small fraction of the Btato joined to the
solid old second district, aud that it is not be
coming to insist too tonaciously on tho adop.
tion by tbo wholo district ot some scheme
that may (.specially pteaso up, aGrceiuc with
the old saying that "it is well for a dog to
wag his tail, but it is unnatural for tbo tail to
wag tbo dog." In regard to Representative
to Congress this section favors tho reelection
of linn, nilliam W. Grout for the reason
that ho hai appeared by his speeches and
voles to comprehend justly tbo questions of
r.allon&l Importance that havo been before
(Joucrcw. lie attends to his duties with con.
slant devotion and is earnestly a northern Re
publican. It has been said by his opponents
mat ne ust-u money to securo hts election.
This is au error that may excite prejudice.
In 1878 money was used in a campalen which
rohtilted in bis nomination iu convention and
iu bis dofeat at tho polls by his successful
rival liradley Harlow, Uy both candidates in
electioneering ; but in 1880 tbe Republican
party with one accord gave Gen. Grout tbe
nomination and election, and then felt that
I Ley vtre not without a stain upon their hon
or for bis treatment at the previous election
by giving biui a unanimous nomination and
then n dcfiat.
We aro aware that there aro other worthy
men mentioned. Wo do not know that you
are determined to elect them. Indeed, it is
an honor to a man to be favorably inontionod
M a possible candidate. Among the names
mentioned is one ttat nas received houor at
your hands iu years past and bas born set
aside by the voters several years. Wo do
uot believe it best to compel tho old Second
district to "eat crow." If you bad been red
hot to elect this eminently profound man ho
hai ever been with you. The fact that you
retired bim has to us a significance. Will not
another term for Gen. Grout be in harmony
wun tno prevailing reeling in tno district t
From tbo Carton Monitor Gen, Orout'a homo paper,
Wo infer from what the various papers of
tho state have published in regard to tho mat
ter that there has been a tacit understanding
aud acknowledgement that, Mr. Tyler out of
the field, the place fairly belongs to General
Grout. lie is at present serving his first term,
and unless extraordinary reasons can bo given
for abaudouiug him, few fair-minded men
would consider it lust treatment to select an
othsr candidate. General Grout represents
only two ot trio counties of the new district.
but it is tho almost unanimous wish of these
countios that be be returned. His
record so far shows close attontion to busi
ness, and his career in congresB, wbother it
bo brief or not, will be ono of diligenco and
hard labor for his constituents, his stato and
his country. Those who have watched bis
life, whether iu businoss, at tbe bar, on the
stump, on tne locturo platform, in the legis
lature or in congress, have learned that in all
these places he has honorably and nobly sus
tained himself. Ho is mado up of just tho
Kind or stun mat always succeeds, good
sense, ambition, tireless energy and uuflincb
lug courage. It is needless to say that so far
as personal respect goes, bis reputation at
borne is all that bo can desire, and whatover
other sections of tho district may do, neces
sarily having less knowledge of bis ability
and character, there would be no doubt of
their support if it had been their privilege to
unow more ot uis acuity and character.
From the Neu port Eipresa and Standard. J
There seems to bo a persistent effort in
some sections of llio district to misrepresent
iacn in relation to uen. urouta nealtb,
Whether from ignoranco of his true condi
tion, or perchanco because "the wish Is fath
r to the thought," it matters very little. The
rumors that his condition is critical, that he
has Bright s disease and that he will nover be
able to return to Washington If reelected, are
all untrue, and just now are designed and
used to prejudice bis chauoes for reelection.
lie is rapidly gaining iu strength, sits up all
uie time Bave lying upon a lounge occasional
ly to rest, is able to ride out and to walk about
his farm, and bas every assurance in his own
convictions, as wen as from his pbysiuians,
mat ne win ruuy recover witu a few months
Slnoe this paragraph was written Gen.
Grout has returned to Washington to help
make u Republican quorum, and at the risk
of damago to his health by premature exer
tion. Tho Express thinks the faot "will fully
nnswer tho malicious assertions of the oppo
sition that Grout left his post of duty and
camo homo to manipulate tbe forces to se
cure his reelection."
Tbe Toledo (O.) Bee says t Cot, J. Dorse Alexander,
editor Barnes vlUe (Qa.) News, baa been cured of rheu.
auatuun by fit. JaooU OIL
When in town to attend tbe clrcnt, atop at Bllea'a
dining-room. Trices same as uaual. llemember the
place New Dank block, No. 41 Maln-st., Brallleboro.
IllLlir ron Tin Ftir. Prof. J. J. Adama, tbe
painless chlropodlal, la now at tbe .American House,
making people's feet comfortable from selling corns
and bunions, awoilcn Joints, tugrowlog nana, and tno
banda from repulsive warts; alao removes moles from
the facowitnont leaving a mark or ecar. All who
have not already songbt bis remarkable skill ranal
come toon or tbey will mlsa him, for bis visits to oth
er places aro so arranged tbat bia time la somewhat
limited. Ho wilt poaltlvely finish fata professional da
lles in Drattleboro Ang, 1. Call at once.
Oh Cinccs Day George Ballaburr will occupy the
Edwards sloro as a dining-room, where be can servo
(0 people at a time. Tbla will be in addition to hla
regular dining-room. He will servo all who come
with good dinners at a low price.
Dr. J. E. Proecott, the well-known optician, Is about
to make bis annual visit to Drattleboro. On tbe 31st
inst. be will take rooms at tbe Brooks House, where
he can bo consulted. 38-39
Fob Balk. One two-horse Buckeye Mowiog Ma
chine, new laat year. Will sell at a liberal discount.
1 alao sell the Yankee norae Rake the best yet made.
I am prepared to get repatra for any mowing machine
In use In onr vicinity at regular list price.
IM 0. L. Mimih.
Tbe Republlcane of tbe town of Brattleboro are re
quested to meet at tbo Town Itall on Raturday even
ing, July 33, at 7:30 o'clock, for the purpose of choos
ing It delegates to tbe Dlatrlct Convention to be held
at Montpclier on tbe 2Ctb Inat. Let there be a full
and pnnctnal attendance.
WILLIAM B. NEWTOlf,) Republican
JOIIN II.'WltlOlIT, V Town
ALONZO 8TAI1KGY, J Committee.
Drattleboro, July 11, 1883.
0. E. Allen offers several thousand fine
Tho Brattleboro Democrats will hold their
caucus at tho town hall Saturday at 8:30 r. .
The urooor have agreed to close their
stores at 0 o'clock on the evening of circus
lion. Wm. 11. uuliois, slate inspector of
finance, is in town on his annual savings bank
D. Leonard and wifo joined iu tho edi
tors' and publishers' excursion to Ausable
Chasm on Wednesday.
Tho military band will give another open-
air concert next Monday ovening from tho
Brooks Houso balcony.
A diver from New York arrived In town
this morning to mako a thorough examination
of tbe pier of the llinsdalo umigo. The ex
amination Is in progress this afternoon.
Jeweller l'rink has a fine lot of fans to
giro away to tho out-of-town pcoplo who come
to see Juufbo next Tuesday. They are just
tbo thing, aud we advise overybody to call
and get one.
Gen. Grout passod through Brattleboro
on Thursday afternoon on his return to his du
ties in Washington. He was in good spirits
and looking in better health and strength
than wo had oxpected to find him.
Dr. J. M. Clark was in town ou Tuesday.
and is now in West Townsend, Mass., on a
visit of a few days to bis family. He reports
good progress on bin private asylum at Bur-
llugtou and hopes to havo it ready for tho re.
ccption of patients at an early day.
Rev. Dr. Gow is taking his annual vaca
tiou, and with his family Is now at Squirrel
Island on the coast of Maine. Hla pulpit is
to ne supplied next Munday and tbo Huuday
following by Rev. J. M. English, I). )., pas
tor oi tno isapiisi cuurcu, nosion itigniands.
The military band has a new and valnablo
addition in tho person of Mr. Frank T. Shear.
or, who is an accomplished musician and an
experienced baritone player. Tho band now
numbers 21 pieces and was never in better
practice or in more excellent condition in
Republicans should remember tbe caucus
to bo hld at the town hall to-morrow ovening
to elect delegates to tbe district convention to
be held at Montpelicr next Wednesday. And
they should not only remember It, but should
attend and navo a voice In tbe selection of the
Tho Roman Catholic-) are to have thoir
annual plcnio at Bernardaton to-morrow.
They will have a special train oach way. the
military band will accompany them, a great
variety of sports will be offered on tbo grounds,
aud it tbe weather prove good tbo day will be
one oi great rnjoymenr.
The fracas betwoon Frank Reed and
Patrick Maguire, referred to in last week's is
sue, resulted in MaEUiro's arrest and a iurv
trial bofore Justice Newton on a charge ot
assault and battery. Tbe trial lasted all day
Tuesday, aud resulted in a disagreement of
the jury, five being in favor of acquittal and
only ono lor conviction.
Cbas. E. Barrett is now building tho bit;
icst papor machino ever made here. It Is to
have 111 driers of fi2.inch face, and is for
making heavy paper. It is to go to tho Lind
say Paper Co. , at Lindsay. Out. Mr. Barrett
Is ulm building four large beating engines for
tne same urm. lie last week: snipped a ma-
cnine xor mating tissue paper to Strafford,
noun,, ana is now employing lo men.
An American newspaper correspondent
now iu London quotes Damn m assaying that,
notwithstanding tho very large expenso in
curred in the purchase of Jumbo and his
transportation to this country, tbe big beast
paid for himself in eight days after his arriv
al hero. Barnum said: "I allowed $20,000
for Retting J umbo from London to New York.
and tbe first week moro than covered all tbat
Tbo marriage of Mr. George S. Pratt
aud Miss M. 0. Cooke took place on Thurs
day afternoon iu tbe apartments which are to
be occupied uy Mr. and Mrs. x'ratt in W. E.
Easou's house on Green street A pleasant
party of tbe immediato relatives and friends
ot tho bride find groom wero present. Tbe
ceremony was performed by Rev. G. E. Mar.
tin, refreshments were served, and tbe bridal
pair left lor new icrt by me White lloun
tain express at 3 o'clock. They have tho
good wisues oi a wide circle of friends.
Spending a day or to receutlv at Brat
tleboro, we had a most pleasant drive one
evening about the village, and, although we
bave visited neatly all tho larger places in the
state within tho past ten or twelve years, we
doubt if any ono of them will show so largo an
aggregate oi ueautnui tawns, iront grounds,
and hedges. Tho hedges were a special at
traction, and there aro probably more than In
any other village in the state : and with tho
other surroundings they make tbo whole vil
lage one constant scene of beauty. llrtUnti
trails i (me.
At the last meeting of trustees of tho
Brattleboro Free Library a vote of thanks was
passed to all who bad given the librarian as
sistance in tbe work of cataloguing. In this
vote special mention was made ot tho name
of Mr. James Dalton, whose services bad been
much tho largest in amount, and of special
value. The librarian still has work for vol.
untcers with tho pen. Assistance rendered
now will hasten the time of throwing open
tho library, and give a larger fund for tbe
frarchase of books. Apply in person at the
ower town ball during office hours. The
trustees aro now negotiating for a supply of
new books, on reoelpt of which the catalogue
win ue completed and puunaned, and the
norary no in readiness lor nse.
Tho home crop of early potatoes begins
to appear in the market, though not In large
quantities as yet. 0. L. Miner brought in
now potatoes of good bIzo last Saturday and
has since supplied a considerable quantity to
tho dealers. Other parties have also brought
in samples of tbis year's crop. Until within
a day or two tne grocers nave paid tbe grow,
ers 42.C0 per bushel for the new cron and re.
tall prices have been from $2.G0 per bushel
to in oents per peoK. iba main supply now
in the market comes from Long Island.
where the crop seems to be abundant and of
good quality, rue retail price or the Import
ed tubers la now f.O center per peck. The po
tato crop is looking woll In all this section,
and in due timo the erica of tbla very esnpn.
tlal article of food will bo down to a normal
Everything Indicates such a crowd in
town on Tuesday next, when Barnum and
Jumbo como. as has rarely been seen hero.
Tbe Brattleboro & Whitehall road will run
two special trains each way on the occasion
ono from and to Londonderry and ono from
and to Town&henij. Thp Londonderry spec
ial will leavq that place at (i o'plpck n tho
morning and reach Brattleboro at II o'clock,
and tbo Townshend special will leave at 7
o'clock, reaching here at 8:20. On their re.
turn these specials will leave Brattleboro at 0
V. m. The regular passenger train will run
on Its usual time. The mixed train will be
discontinued. Tho Vermont Volley road will
run a special, leaving Bellows Falla at 8 a. k.
and arriving In Brattleboro at 8:C0. Tickets
on nil those specials aro sold, wo beltevo, nt
half-faro rates, with price of circus admission
added. Reduced rates are offered on tbo New
London Northern road, but no announcement
of special trains has yet been made.
The concert for tho benefit of St. Aliens.
el's Episcopal church choir, given at Crosby
ball on Tuesday evening, was attended by an
appreciative audience of good sizo. Tho en
tertainment was one which does credit to the
home talent of tho town. The performances
by tbo several soloists were of a high order
and oncores were called for in eaeh case. The
violin, cello and piano trio was an attractive
number, and the opening and closing selec
tions by tbo church choir wero to many among
the most cn lovable, foaturcs of the evening.
The programme was as follows!
1.13d realm. Ktnittnohn
3. Air Varle. M
3. Bong "Oood-nlgbt, beloved." Hate
MlSB ItATTlC BaAZOB.
5. Trio for piano, violin and cello. Ch. DeterM
Faor. Alixamdeb, Nicuols and McKee.
8. Bong "Tbe heart bowed down." Mt
10. Bong Folanelae. Amlrcu Thumat
11. Selection Noa. 1 and 3.
I1ECOOD MATCH AT OAS OBOVZ BINGE LIST
B1TUBDAY, JULY 15.
13 11 11 11 11 13 9 9 10 lO-lOd
11 11 13 11 13 6 10 11 11 11-104
V 10 13 8 9 11 11 9 11 8 98
7 13 10 10 10 10 9 9 9 9 95
11 7 8 11 10 9 11 10 10 8 95
999 10 11 7999 13 94
10 7 10 a 9 11 13 5 9 II 93
7 10 13 8 10 10 8 10 B 990
0 10 9 13 7 8 10 13 10 10 88
Luther Osgood bas sold 17 Yankee horso
rakes this soason.
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Hawley aro visiting
bis mothor, ot Royalton.
Rov. Ruf us Smith of Brattleboro preach
ed in tbo Baptist church lost Sunday.
Miss Sarah G. Holden and Mrs. George
Tower aro spending tbo summer hero.
Farmers aro rushing thoir haying, and
will got a larger crop than last season.
Mrs. John McQuade is visiting friends in
Boston and vicinity.
Ezra Fisher has sold his farm, a mile north
of the village, to Andrew Blodgottof Grafton.
Farmers aro laying low the grass theso
day?, and expect an averago crop. Help for
haying is very scarce, and wages aro high.
Robert Fitton Is thoroughly renovating
tbe old hotel by painting, paperirg, etc., and
when it is ready for occupancy Fled Taft of
Proctorsvillo will move in and open tho houso
to tho public. Tho tenement houses connect
ed with tbo factory property aro also under
going repairs. D.
I) ii mm f- rato i.
Rev. J. Merrill will preach in tho school
house near Samuel Wheeler's next Sunday,
23d, at T o'clock F. u.
Charles Miner has a few boarders.
Tho Valley Houso has been connected
with the telephone line.
Mrs. Frink bas IS boarders, and expects
The school taught by Miss Abbio Whit
man closes Saturday.
Ladies' circle meet in their rooms next
Preaching at 2:80 p. it., Sunday, by Rev.
A. B. Truax, followed by administration of
OBtTOABT. UBS. LCCEXA F. DKOWN.
In the death of Mrs. Lucena F. Brown,
widow of tho late Harvey Brown, society
loses a worthy aud usefnl member, and a large
circle of kindred a true, faithful and highly
valued friend. She died on tbe iUh inst.,
aged nearly 74 years. Mrs. B. had resided
more than flfty-fivo years upon the farm
where she settled when married, and by kind
ly feelings, excellent character and exemplary
life bad endeared herself to a wide circle of
friends and acquaintances. She bad a family
of bIx sons and two daughters, of whom all
but one sou are now living and aro filling
prominent positions in life. Among them
aro Hon. Fred P. Brown and Dr. Orland J.
Brown of North Adams, Mass., and IL L.
Brown of Chicago. Mrs. Brown lived to see
31 grandchildren, 2Gof whom are now living,
and three great-grandchildren. Her funeral
was attended at the residence of R. D. Brown,
owner of tho homo farm and the son with
whom she had resided siuce the death of her
husband, in 1874. The services were largely
attended by sorrowing friends and neighbors
and a very large circle ot mourning kindred.
Tho Rev. 11. Eastman officiated. As tbe body
was lowered to its last resting place by tbe
four sons present E. A., R. D., F. P. and
O. J. Brown it presented a scene tho like of
which would seldom occur, and long to be
remembered by those who witnessed it.
Haying is lively and crops hotter than
Dan Ducello last ovening was not up to
jiuaieni uy a long way.
Mrs. E. Aline Osgood, the singer, is stop,
ping at J. Dextcr's.
Buckboards aro stylish and coming in
By actual count, the attendance upon the
uui uiudiuu, reugiuug services neiaiast nun
day in thie villago was found to bo 808 j a ser.
vice at West hill was attended by r,9 persons,
and one at East Putney by CO making a
grand total of 487 church-goers. This does
not include a union service in tbe village in
tbe evening, attonded by 70. In the four
ounday ecuoois neld at noon there wore 213
scholars, and there is one at East Putney hav
ing a membership of about 60 making the
total number in five schools 203. It is prob
able that about COO persons, or more tbin
half tbe population of the town, are regular
attendants upon church service. Put.
. tJ? 1,wn S1"' heM on - Pierce's grounds
last Tuesday evening, under tbe auaplcea of theiounr
ladles of tbe Baptlat society, was a decided succesa
both financially and socially. About 350 persons were
present. Tne lawn waa decorated with Uhtneae lan
terna, flags, etc., and tbe gueati were welcomed by
... - .t.c, Hiiiini vj uu wue, wnoae many ineoaa
were very glad to find her in aumclently Improved
nealtb to be able to nerforra thla nffl,- v, . .....
been an InvaUd so long. Tbe ice cream, made by Mla
Jolla Proctor, received tbe patronage ita excellence de
aerved, and tbe lemonade aerred by "Rebecca at the
Well" quenched tbe thirst of all. At ten o'clock tbe
company eeraraiea, eacn and all well aatlalled that a
lawn party la the thin for m anmmer ,,(..-.
talnment- Wehope the evident enjoyment oftheoc-.
uu lucir ,,-ueaia repaia r. ana Air. A'teroe,
In a meaaure at least, for their trouble and eipenae
in throwing open tbelr bouae and grounds to all who
choae to attend. c.
Prof. Boynton is spending a few weeks
at Springfield, Vt.
S. D. Winslow, 2d, leaves noxt week for
a three or for weeks' trip in the West.
Prof. G. W, Bryant will have oharge of
piano and organ instruction and Prof. II. E.
Lako of vocal muslo at Leland dVGray semi
nary next term. Other teachers same as last
Rev, Geo. Hick of Acadia, N. Y., will
preach for Rov. Geo. Porter noxt Sunday
morning, and conduct a pralso service in the
Uoraco Howard, sou of the lato A. G.
Howard of this town, was dangerously wound
ed early last week, near Ogdensburg, N. Y.,
by the accidental discbarge of a revolver.
The circumstances of the accidont are not
known here. The hullot is said to be lodged
in his hoad, and Hon. O, U. Howard, who is
now with bis nephew, writes home that ho is
in a very critical condition.
A vocal and Instrumental concert will be
f;iveu at Whlthed's hall next Thursday even,
ng by tbe young people of Vernon, assisted
by musical talent from abroad. Ice cream
social and a dance immediately after the con-PA-
Tho Ordination and Installation of Rev.
John L. Sewall as pastor of the Fjref Cangre.
Rational church In Westminster took place on
Wednesday, July 10th. A council of ten
churches with pastor and delegates and fits
muiviuimi ujiuisioia wriu luviied, Th.
churches represented wero Walpole, N. H
Bellows Falls, Saxtons River, Wostmintto'r
west, ruiney, uummerston, Drattleboro onrt
WcbI Brattleboro. Tbo Individual minister,
wero Prof. J. Henry Thayer and ltov v u
Ropes, of Andover, Mass., Rev. P, F, bln
ard of Ashburnbam, Mass. Rev. Dr l'attoa
of tho First Presbyterian church of New York
being present was invited to Join tno council
as honorary member. Roy. A, B, Dascouib
was chosen moderator and Rev. L. ltvu..
scrlbo. Tbe examination of the candidate
was longiuy, murougu aou satisfactory. The
ordination services were at 2 o'clock p, m
and parts were assigned as follows Sermon'
Prof. Thayorj ordaining prayer, Rev. a'
Sowall, father of tho candidate) chargo to
pastor, A. Btoyens, I). D. chargo to tho peo.
plo.llov. P. F. Barnard; right hand of fellow.
snip, ltov, r. ii. Alien : closing prayer, Hey
W. S. Roues: benediction. Rov. John t'
Sewall. Tho young ladies had beautifully
trimmed tho church with llowors and ever
greens for tho occasion. A very large coni
gregauon attended mo services.
Tho telephone line is to be connected
with tbo town clerk's offlco on Its wsy to Far.
ottovlllo from hero.
Tho village school, taught by Miss Allie
L. Morse, closed last Friday. Tho children
had a picnlo on Saturday.
A son and daughter of tho late Wm, Ha.
ben, from Kentucky, aro visiting their uncle
Daniel Saben. '
Wobslor Morrifleld has been homo from
Yale, and has gone to Dakota.
Tho Universalis! church is receiving a
fresh coat of paint.
Mrs. James D. Lamb and daughttr of
Chicago are visiting In town.
The family of Alfred Bugbeo of New
York City are stopping with his father.
Tho farmers aro very busy securing their
crop of hay, which is better than tho average.
J. Henry Kidder aud J. R. Buell attend
od the commlttoo meeting of tho B. & W It
R. at Brattleboro tho 20th.
Mr. Goorge Cady of San Froncisco, Cal.,
an old-timo resident of Bennington, is visit
ing friends here.
Miss Mabel Emery of Chicago is In town
taking lessons in tbe inuto languago and elo
cution of Prof. L. A. Butterfleld.
Thero is no foundation whatever to tho
rumor that Dr. Uoon is going to Bennington
to practice. He is doing too well here to
wish a change in location.
THE NOBTll ADAMS BAILBOAD 1IEET1SO.
Tbe long-eipected delegation of North Adima
(Maaa.) eitlzena interested In ealabllablDg railroad
communication between tbat place and WIInlagtoD,
via lloosao Tnnnel, arrived In town Wednesday after
noon, to tbe number of 16, being met at tbe eaittra
entrance of tbe Tnnnel by J. 11, Flagg with tMofoor
horse teams to convey them to tbelr destination. At
Beadaboro aeveral prominent men of tbat town Joined
the party, makings toUI delegation of 35 or 30 per
sons. In the evening a meeting waa held at the town
ball, which was well attended by our eitlzena. The
meeting was called to order by 8. If. Andrews; C. F
Boyd, aq was elected president, and Mills Brown
secretary. On taking tbe chair Mr. Lloyd aald that
tbe question of a railroad had been agitated periodi
cally alnco hla earliest recollection. Yt bat Wilmington
people want Is a railroad somewhere, and he believed
tbey were ready to contribute all that could reasona
bly be aaked of thein for such a road, lie waa glad to
see tbe people of other towns, and even snotbf r atate,
manlfeatlng eo much interest iu the project. Fred P.
Brown, Esq., of North Adama Bald tbe delegation waa
not here in opposition to any other proJect,bnt to die.
enss the matter in a friendly way : be thought It ought
to be talked up and underaiood thoroughly, ao that
when Wilmington people decide to Invest in a railroad
tbey can do so Intelligently, putting their money where
It will make the best return. lie then ennmerited
what be believed to be tbe advantagea of tbe Tnnnel
route. Mr. bond, treaaurer of tbe Troy & Boston B.
It. waa called for, but declined to apeak. Being aaked
If be could give any figures in regard to freight rates,
be said be could not, but thought they most bo very
much lower at Ko. Adams, where there were flvecom
petlng lines, than at Brattleboro, where there waa bat
ono road, t, O. Newton of Iteadaboro gave bis vleaa
In regard to towna bonding In aid of rallroada, and
thought it would be a good Investment ; would like to
aeo a railroad from Brattleboro to Wilmington, but as
the atate laws limit tbe amount of aid towns may give,
it waa uaeless to talk of two roads. Lawyer Parkhnrit
spoke of tbe advantages offered by tbe Tunnel rout e,
and J. II. Flagg, E. 11. Locke, Cashiers Wilkinson and
Iugalls, Messrs. Cutting and Ear, and Aisl Sept. Tur
ner of tbe Fitcbburg road, each made abort speeches.
Mr. Tomer said tbe grade to overcome from the eait
end of the Tunnel to Wilmington waa about 530 feet.
Charles Smith, 30 years old, late an em.
ploye of Halle, Frost & Co., was found dead
in his barn early Wednesday morning, having
committed suicide by shooting himself through
tbo head. Despondency, the result of a sun
stroke, is supposod to havo been tho causo of
The Aeuurlot HiiTlng-a Usmlt Itrfalcu
In the caso of Ellery Albec, tho defaulting
treasurer of tho Ashuelot savings bank at Win
chester, N. H., against whom tho Cheshire
county grand jury found 13 indictments, and
who was granted a change of venue, the re
spondent electing to bo tried In Hillsboro
county, Judge Stanley made an order on Mon
day tbat Albee be required to furnish sureties
In the sum of $20,000 for bis appearanoe for
trial at the term of court to be held in Nashua
lOOO Sbarra or Xetr Ntock for the Con
nectlcut lllver Jlond.
The Republican of Wednesday says ; Tbe
auction sale of 1000 new shares of River road
stock, which occurs at Boston next month,
results from a vote passed by the directors at
their la6t meeting some two months ago, au
thorizing tho treasurer to issue additional
stock but not over 2700 shares. As boon as
tho first thousand shares are sold they will be
issued, and moro will be put up if this lot
Bells well. The present capital of the road is
$2,100,000, the par valuo of the shares being
8100, and should tbo full amount mentioned
bo issued it will bo raised $270,000, so that
tho total will reach $2,370,000. But as the
road ia paying 8 per cent, and the stock re
mains in the neighborhood of 5-ICO, it is rea
sonable to suppose tbat tbe not results of the
sale will not fall short of $100,000. The of
fioers of the company say that the directors
have made no new appropriations calling for
tho expenditure of large sums outside of tho
ordinary income, but admit tbat tbe money
gained will be put into improvements.
Uarauiu'i JUaat and IJIa-C'st.
No show over received such newspaper
praise as Barnum's, which Is to exhibit here
next Tuesday. Tho Boston Star of June 13
Of course we went how conld w j stay away 7 There
is an attraction about tbis cirena to average humanity
which Is unfathomable, and when an aggregated-'consolldated-amatgamated-dozeu-ahows-lo-oue,
this, furnishes the msgnetie power, no Que bat a Spar
tan can withatand its allurements; aud. reaigolng alt
oppoaltlon to Its fasdnatlous, meo, women, and even
children, feel in duty bound to tale In the show.
About 30,000 people thought ao yesterday, and at one
o'clock the rush begaa. Tbe nimble tlcket-gatherere
quickly and quietly admitted tbe multitude, aud when
the proportions of tha great and only Jnnibu were
discerned, looming above tbe other elephauU, no one
expressed disappointment, lie la the great elephant
of the age-a whole abow in himself. Ilia ro)al high
ueaa is about 13 feet tall, and In all respects a general
ly well-behaved elephant, lie feeds un cookies, cake,
buns, candy, peanuts, etc. Al least, I bat a what we
fed him on i and, aa his appetite was not appeased
when wo left him to the tender merclea of bia aereral
hundred Impromptu oaterera, the tradition that ' 'e
neccaslonally beats 'ay," may uot be a myth. The best
idea of Jumbo's alze was got when he waa ezhlbited
on the hippodrome track iu company with tbe baby
"Bridgeport" and itamotbsr, "Qoeeu." Then Jumbo
seemed like an elepuant.Qoeen a borff, and Bridge,
port a dwarf.
In the ring the performancea aro flrat-claas. Tbe
clown, Mr. Whimsical Walker, ia very comical, and,
for a wonder at a clrcna, original. The performancea
are mainly f eala of aklil and atrength, wilb gymnastic
feats. Tbe principal rider, Mme, Pockrill, is aa dash
ing aa ever, and there are a large number of good
leapers, beaded by John Batchelder. Lulu la one sen
sation and Zazel another, the former being hurled
from a catapnlt and the latter thrown from a cannon.
Tbere la au army of first-rate contortloniata, blgh
klckera, tlgbt-rope walkers, trapeze performers, Egyp
tian athletes, hat-epinners, strong men, sparrera, and
For trained animals, the Traken trick atalllons are
ezhlbited, a pair of donkeys, 16 elephants, and some
Nubian cattle. Tbe hippodrome entertainment cloaea
with a series of races, including a gentlemen's flat race
with alz horses, a pedestrian hurdle race, an elephant
race, a iadiea' hurdle raco with five boraea, a wheel
barrow race, a atandlng Itoman race with three riders,
a raco with ponies aud monkeys; a race between a Zu
lu and a borae, easily wou by tbe former, who is given
an advantage, a four-borae lloroau chariot race, and a
"Cbaae for a Wife," which cede tbe whole. Tbe horse
racing is very exciting ; yeaterdsy two of tbe riders In
tbe first race were thrown, one of them receiving a
fractured wrlat, Oue of Ihe ladles narrowly eacaped
Injury In tbe fourth race, ber borae pitching ber head
long to tbo ground.
Every student of musio In America bas Just reaaon
to feel proud of tbe facilltlea now afforded by Ihe
New England Conservatory of Muslo. TbenewLIoiue,
admirably adapted to tbo purpose for which it will be
used, la situatod In tbe heart of Boston, tbo home of
Art and Musio la America. Tbe New England Con
servatory Is the largeat music school and occupies tbe
largest and finest building in the world used for such
When tbe organs of secretion become Inactive by
reaaon of a cold or other cause, the Inflammatory ma
teriel abonld be removed and healthy action restored.
A yet'a PtUs accoippltib, Ibta quickly, safely and surely.
Mueb scrlpns sickness and u fferlpg mlg)it bo prevent
ed by promptly correcting such derangements, whlfb
often develop lato settled disease.