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THE VERMONT PHCEN1X, AND RECORD AND FARMER, FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 1888.
FM1DAT, Al'OtrST 24, 18.
l'rk!tnt Arthur haa Appointed Hon. M'tlltt
E. Howard of Falthaven consul to Toronto.
Mr. Howard for a number of years prln
el)! of (be state normal school At Oaallelon,
ntti or (lie past two or tbree years baa prao
tlenl law In Fair Haven.
'Hie tbree contiguous states of Illinois,
Ibwk am Minnesota are to vote on tbe liquor
question In tbe oomlng election. In all tbree
Of tbtin tbe ltipubllean party ia committed
to restrictive legislation, while tbe Democra
cy ia practically pledged to free whiskey.
Tbe estimated surplus of tbe Pott Office
Department for tbe last Saoal year ia $i, .".,
000, or $1,100,000 more tban tbe surplus for
tbe preceding year. These figures give a
reasonable aasurauoe tbat tbe reduction to two
cents will not create any considerable defi
ciency. It ie announced, apparently on authority,
tbat tbe state Inspector of finance will here
after male instant publication of delinquen
cies in tbe management of trust companiee
and savings banks. The idea Is n good one,
and it it bad been adopted some time ago a
great deal of trouble might have been saved.
There arc no new developments in regard
to Bradley Harlow's affaire. It ia understood
tbat Mr. Barlow received a despatch from the
New York syndicate on Saturday evening, glv.
log favorable assurance in relation to tbe pur
chase of the Southeastern railroad, and that
they will confer with him on tbe matter tbis
week or tbe first of next week.
Another cashier baa been stealing deposits
and gambling with them Mr. K. M. Pitch of
the Second National bank of Warren, Ohio.
Eighty thousand dollars in ten months cecme
to have been tbe rate of his recent rascality.
The bank is closed in consequence, but the
examiner thinks all depositors will be paid in
full, and the stockholders will reoelve 6ome
80 or 40 per cent.
That dreaded cattlo disease, the pleuro
pneumonia, has made its appearance, at Sa
lem, Conn. Thus far only two herds are af
fected, however, and little apprehension is
felt as to its spread. Although no formal or
der bat yet been made, the acting secretary
of the treasury has decided to authorize tbe
establishment of a cattle quarantine station
about two miles from Waltbatu, Mass., with
accommodations for Suo head of cattle.
The enemies of Mr. Dana of the Now York
Sun are making his humiliation in regard to
the Hancock matter an opportunity for gen
eral attacks. One of them has'just repub
lished bis letter to President Johnson ask
ing to be appointed collector of the port of
New Y'ork. In that letter Mr. Dana express
cd the opinion that "there is no person of
any prominence in the party (Union llepub.
licau) whoso appointment would give greater
satisfaction than mine." It is dated Jan. 10,
A Buffalo special to tbe Philadelphia Press
says that "a careful canvass among promi
nent ltepublicans in Buffalo and throughout
Western New York respecting Presidential
candidates shows a rapid growth of sentiment
in favor of President Arthur. Some who
bitterly opposed Polger last year are now
willing to support Arthur for a second term
on the ground of expediency. Many who
would prefer some other candidate do not
deem it prudent to weaken the party by an
tagonizing the President. The first choice
of the lteformers and Independent ltepubli
cans ia Edmunds."
The liepublican situation in Mississippi is
said by cx-CongreBsman Lynch of that state
to bo much improved. The policy of uniting
with the better element of tbe Democracy
for tbe election of county officers has been
carried out in a large number of localities.
By adopting this method the ltepublicans
have 6ecured honest elections and immunity
from bulldozing. It does not, however, in
volve any surrender of principle or of party
organization. Mr. Lynch stated to tbe Bal
timore American that the Uepublican party
had been strengthened in tbis way, and tbat
there were good prospects of its electing an
increased representation in the legislature.
Next year be hoped to ace fire liepublican
An excursion of tbe veterans of the 22d
Massachusetts regiment will visit tbo Gettys
burg battle-field October 2a i, the principal
object being to locate the spots where the
tablets about to be crtcted by the Gettysburg
memorial association to mark the several com
mands shall be located, the Massachusetts leg
islature having appropriated 5."000 for tbat
purposo and for tbe general preservation of
the field. In view of the conspicuous part
played by the 2d Vermont in repulsing Long
street's great charge on July 3d, lr-03, tbo
llutland Herald suggests that it would seem
as if a delegation of Vermont veterans ought
to visit Gettysburg and establish with accura
cy tbo positions tbat deserve to be marked by
An official analysis at Washington of a so
called proprietary medicine sold under the
name of "bitters" showed the presence of 82
per cent of whiskey and about 10 per cent of
essential oils and flavoring extracts. That is
to say, it was a fair specimen of the every
day "cocktail" sold over tbe bar at retail for
from IT, to 2.' cents. Tbe commissioner of
iuternal revenue has decided, however, that
where bitters of this type are sold "in good
faith" as medicines, they will not be liable to
revenue tax. This opens tbe door to a pretty
extensivo danger of favoritism, and at any
rate it allowa too free play of the "personal
equation" in deciding what is medicine and
what is whiskey. Tbe right way to do would
be to fix a certain standard of liquor strength
for the determination of the taxable character
of these beverages.
The telegraph operators' strike has finally
come to an end. The operators have given
it up as a bad job and have gone back to their
instruments, and the company ia master of
the situation. Tbe struggle has been a costly
ono on both sides, and millions of money
have undoubtedly been lost. A most Import
ant lesson, and one which it is hoped will not
noon be forgotten, ia tbat a strike should not
be resorted to until every other means of ad
justing differences has been tried. If it shall
turn out that the awakened public interest in
the condition of the telegrapbio service and
the confessed danger attending its monopoly
in the band of one great corporation are the
precnr6er6 of effective competition by private
enterprise or by government undertaking.the
strikers, after all, may have struck more to
tbo purpose tban they originally intended.
They have aroused a sentiment in their favor
which will make itself felt in the long run.
The Boston Herald very sensibly remarks :
"There ia one thing that the managers of
state campaigns this year may as well under,
stand in advance : the people are not going
to vote in reference to the presidency until
next year. Por one thing, they are not ready
to do so, and for another, tho most of them
have state issues to decide. With the possible
exeeption of Ohio, tho presidential skirmish
line is nowhere 6bown. The result in that
state may have some bearing upon tho Dem.
ocratic nomination for the presidency, but
otherwise tbe elections this year will be with
out special significance in national polities.
The ltepublicans can lose New Y'ork this year
and carry it next, or the Democrats oan do
the Bame. Pennsylvania may ratify tbe re
union of the liepublican party now, and re
fuse to support a boas-made presidential uom
nation next year. In Massachusetts nation
al politic' will hardly be thought of. Gov.
Butler ia to go or stay that ia pretty much
the whole of it. If be goes, that will be tbe
last of him, politically. If he stays but
there to bo use In eoMMstlng tbt eoelhigeti.
cy. 11 roust and will go. In other state
voters will take advantage of the off year to
bold things M tbey are until tbe coming ses
sion of OODgreoa and the course of tbe ad
ministration give them their bearings. Suf
ficient unto the day Is tbe evil thereof."
It Is a matter for some encouragement that
tbe indignation with which all right-minded
persons must regard the "chain-gang" syatem
of leasing convict labor in tbe South finds
Mine expression even there. Tho subject
baa been attracting more attention in South
Carolina of late than elsewhere, and tbe
Charleeton News and Courier directs atten
tion to the death-rate under tbis cruel system.
The most able-bodied convicts are leased out,
while the weaker men are kept In tbe peni
tentiary, llesldea, numbers of convicts who
have been leased out and have broken down
under sickness or hard usage are returned to
tbe penitentiary to be cured. This makes
tbe death-rate of tho "cbaing.gang" seem
smaller than it really ia. Yet nineteen deaths
occurred in nine months among an average
of 1120 "chain-gang" convicts, while only
three died in the Game time out of MO kept
in tbe penitentiary. These figures tell their
own story. The "chaln-gang" system is a
blot upon Auiericau civilization.
Tbe Philadelphia Times brings forward
these four indication of a sound business
condition throughout the country, notwith
standing the reoent heavy failures in certain
lines of bualueaa : "Tbe crops are good,
money is plenty, tbe great bulk of tbe man
ufactories are running, and the savings banks
deposits are increasing." Tbe significance
of tbe last named fact may be weakened
somewhat by tbe probability that, owing to
the stagnation in tbe stock market during the
past few months and tbe uncertainty as to in
vestments, considerable amounts of money
have found their way into the savings banks
that cannot bo legitimately clawed aa "sav
ings." And yet tbe showing of the New
York institutions for savings is indicative of
general prosperity. Tbo reports for tbe first
half of the current year show tbat twenty
four savings banka in New Y'ork city bold
depoaits to tbo amount of 232,000,000, be
longing to .HM.OOO depositors, or about one
half the total population. The average is
357 to each depositor. Tho deposits have
increased 0,000,000 in Bix months, and the
depositors nearly 13,000. Taken in connec
tion with tho other facts of the situation,
these figures show that, however it may be in
Wall street, the general state of business is
Stair I'ulltieul IM hi Co mi a.
This being the year of political calm before
tbe presidential storm, convention platforms
are expected to deal more generally with state
than with national issue. Outside of Massa
chusetts, where General Butler ia expected to
thrash the wattra into foam; New Y'ork, which
the whole country will watch with interest to
see whether Gov. Cleveland's 1112,000 majori
ty ia followed by a solid liepublican vote and
a liepublican majority ; Ohio, which ia inter
esting as the single October state; and Vir
glnia, where tho bourbons will 6train every
muscle to crush Mahoue, outside of these
states, remarks the New Y'ork Tribune, poli
tics promise to bo dull this jear. Thus far
about a dozen conventions of the great par
ties have been held, and tbe declarations of
principles adopted indicate the drift of politi
cal discussion which the campaign is likely to
The liepublican platforms show that tho
tariff question, which was summed up in a
single clause in the body of the Chicago plat
form of 1&!0, is fast pushing its way to the
front of active debate. The Ohio, Iowa.Ken
tucky and Pennsylvania conventions planted
themselves squarely on the issue of protection
at the outset of their recitala of liepublican
principles, in strong contrast to the shuflling
treatment of this subject by Democratic con
ventions. Three of the latter those in Ohio,
Virginia and Pennsylvania adopted the Ohio
straddle, which is simply a meaningless bal
ancing of words. The Virginia ( bourbon; and
Pennsylvania conventions, however, coupled
it with a demand for the absolute extinction
of the internal revenue system. The declar.
ation by tho Virginia convention arose, of
course, from a hostility to the taxes on tobac
co and whiskey, especially the latter ; that of
the Pennsylvania convention, probably, from
tho desire to mike a bid for the support of
the protection sentiment of tho6tate, which is
not likely to he pleasod with the trickiness of
the plank on tho tariff. It is of some interest
to notice that the demand for tbe abolition of
tbe internal revenue system oertainly an easy
and inoppressive way of raising money for the
support of government comes thus far only
from tho Democratic conventions. There is
a small school of Hepublicans, of which Judge
Kelley is tho chief, who havo favored aboli
tiou. But the plan has never met with favor
in Congress or in tho party at large, and the
Pennsylvania ltepublicans, who might be ex
pectod to look upon it as a means of strength
ening the protective system by making uecea
sary a tariff high enough to pay all the ex
penses of the government, do not advocate it
in their platform. Two Democratic conven
tions, held in hopelessly liepublican states
Iowa and Minnesota avowed tbe real senti
ment of tbe party against a protective tariff.
The Kentucky convention dodged the whole
The keynote of the Democratic conventions
:a the much-alleged abuses of liepublican rule.
This is true of all the platforms, even of those
which are largely occupied with state affairs.
The conventions in the six states above men
tioned profess to favor civil service reform,
but tbey have only one plan to suggest for its
accomplishment. This is, of course, to put
the Democratic party in power. By these ex
travagant assertions of corruptions and fraud
in tho national government, the Democrata.if
they are accomplishing anything at all, are
only helping their opponents. Tho average
intelligent voter is not likely to believe much
that he roads in a Democratic platform, and
is quite likely to discount what be reads in any
platform : but be will be too shrewd net to
know that, if any part of what ia so wildly al
leged of the condition of the government 6er
vice be true, the last remedy to be thought of
is a wholesale expulsion of the entire force
and a lettiug-down of tho bars to a rough and
hungry crowd of office-seekers. He will be
too wise not to know that the party which has
already begun to enact remedies into law.and
expects to continue tbe process, is more to be
trusted than a party which insists that the
evils are very great, but has no remedies to
Some interesting minor questions make
their appearance in these platforms. The
Minnesota Democrats urged that tho president
be given the veto power over the items of ap
propriation bills a most desirable change,
which, however, it would seem more natural
to bear Democrats opposing, as a movement
toward "centralization." Tbe Pennsylvania
llepublicana suggested, and tbe Pennsylvania
Democrats denounced, tbe Wharton Barker
surplus plan j thus far it is a local idea. The
Pennsylvania llepublicana broached the plan
of holding the primaries on the same day all
over tbe state a method which would give
them something of the same excitement and
importance as a general election, and would
undoubtedly make it more difficult for party
managers to manipulate them. The Penn.
aylvania ltepublicans demanded the redemp
tion of the trade dollar. The railroad quee
tiou is still of interest in Iowa. Both con
ventlonB adopted resolutions on the subject,
tbe ltepublicans favoring also a law against
free passes. The Ohio ltepublicans urged the
creation of a national bureau of labor statis
tics, and both conventions in that Jtate made
special reference to the duty on wool. The
Pennsylvania llepublicana denounced pauper
immigration, and both conventions in Iowa
adopted resolutions on the Irish troubles which
showed solicitude about tho Irish vote. The
Ohio and Pennsylvania ltepublicans acknowl
edged tbe care of Congress in preserving to
the soldiers, in the new civil-service law, the
preference in appointments already Becured
This may be called the first crop of plat.
forms, and there will bo a much larger growth
within a few weeks. Hut these indicate tbe
drift of politic, and Illustrate something of
tbe change tbat ia taking plooe In party Iswoes.
Tbe world la moving when tho Bourbon Dem
ocrats in Virginia where it was unsafe, not
BO many years ago, to teach a colored man to
read make eager pledges of educational alda
to tbe blacks, promising the public school
system its "continued support until every
child In this commonwealth, of whatever col
or, may secure the benefits of a free educa
tion." llMllrmiiU f tit I n I n il NtMli-s,
The new volume of Poor's "Manual of tbo
llailroada of tbo United States" furnishes
abundant information concerning tbe devel
opment of tbe railroad ayatem of tbe coun
try down to the close of 1882. Tho aggre
gate figures given are somewhat Imposing.
Tbey show that at tbe close of last year wo
bad in the United States 113,321' miles of
railroad, which was more than two. filths of
tbe entire mileage of tbe world. The length
of railroad lines in tho United States baa
considerably more than doubled sluoe 180.
The amount of nominal capital invested in
these works is simply prodigious. Tbe og
gregato of share capital represented at the
close of the respective fiscal years of tbo
companies was $3,4U,078,1'JG, and that of
funded debt was $3,1X1,415,201. The total
liabilities, including floating debt, was $G,
8115,001, tJ.V.i, or an average of $01,1112 per
mile of completed road. The gross earnings
of tbe last year amounted to $770,350,710,
of which $?02,140,7"" came from passenger
traffic, $.',00,807,247 from freight, and $01,.
4s,734 frotn miscellaneous sources. The net
earnings of the year were $810,082,877, out
of which $14!i,2!t5,8M waa paid in interest
and $102,031,431 in dividends. The per
centage of gross earnings to investment waa
11.2 percent., of net earnings 4.5 per cent.
These figures give a general idea of the
enormous extent of the railroad business of
tho country. It may be a little more defin
itely expressed, perhaps, in the statement
tbat tbe total number of passengers carried
during tbe last year was 2!!i,l'.KJ.783, or near
ly six times the entire population of the
country, and that tho outire amount of
freight conveyed waa KOOliO,.'!"." tons, or a
little over seven tons per bead for the popu
lation. The charge for passengers varied
from an avorogo of 2.1 cents per mile in the
New England states to 3.1 oauts per mile in
the Pacific coast states, tbe average for the
country being 2 cents per mile. Freight
charges varied from 1 cent per ton per mile
in tho middle states to 3.1 cents in the Pacific
states, the average for the entire country be
ing 1.2 cents.
An interesting and instructive feature of
the statistics of Mr. Poor's book is to be
found in tbe statement of the increase made
in tbo three yea's 18M), lr-Sl, and 1pb2,
which cover a period of extraordinary activi
ty in railroad construction. Tho iucreasc of
mileage in the first of these years was 7,174
miles, in tho Becond !,7S!i, and in the third
11, .".HI, or 2!i,.Vi4 miles in all. Tbe iuereaao
of share capital and indebtedi. its for the
same period waa $2,023,litU.M., eir an aver
age of about $70,000 per mile for tbe road
constructed. It is stated in the manual tbat
tbe cath cost per mile of all tbis road did not
exceed $30,000 a mile, or, in round numbers,
$'.100,000,000 in all. If u liberal addition is
made for improvement on old lines included
in construction accounts,, a thouaand millions
may safely be taken for tbe amount of cap
ital actually expended. This is an cnormouB
sum to be absorbed in railroad building in
three years, representing a drain of approxi
mately $1,00i,ooi a day from the available
resources of tho country. That it should be
borno without any perceptible strain upon
the money market is remarkable. But in
tbe expendituro of that sum "securities"
were issued to more than double tbe amount.
Is it any wonder that a flood of a thousand
million dollars in fictitious stocks in three
years should demoralize tho market and pro
duce distrust in the solidity of railroad secu
rities!' Tho methods which enrich projec
tor and "inside" operators are calculated to
impoverish unsuspecting investors and to
bring about a reaction in railroad building.
Tho business is under a depression now from
which it will not revive for some time, and
many other interests suffer as a result of spec
ulative overdoing. The worst of the mis
chief is tbat tbe penalty docs not fall on
those who are responsible for the wrong.
They pocket their gains and leave otberB to
pocket the losses, but the distrust for new
railroad projects that ia produced will dimin
ish tbe opportunities of the speculators.
Trtiat l'nnlitinli- unit I.rfflatntlirre,
tlurtliiatiifi Free Frees.
Tbe failure of tbe Ht. Albans Trust com
psoy and tbe fact that tbe state iuapeotor of
finance did not or could not do anything to
save tbe unfortunate depositors of tbe insti
tution oalla to mind a paaaage In Governor
llsrelow'a annual message which is well worth
careful perusal at tbia time. In tbat part of
his message which referred to savings banks
and trust companies, Governor Baratow used
those words tbe Halloa are ours :
" I trust tbat bis (the stale iuapeotor
of fluauoe) recommendations will receive
your serious notice Coming from a bank
officer, they are likely to bo within rather
than in excess of the necessities of the ease.
Jlfi caution hut ileriaeil worth in regard to
rtrtnin Ixink that he dnet not mime, if not
hreitrtl may tsrrrf to ilimtter ami ilitlreiu 1
especially recommend to your notice his re
mark aa to trust companies and in regard to
large loans to and deposits from a single per
son. It Is your duty to see that all
tho safeguards that prudence and experi
ence can Bticgnst are thrown around the
vital interests of these persons (depositors in
aavinga banka and trust companies).
Hut laws will be of no avail unless they are
enforced. Tbe Inspector of finance should
be given ample power, and it should be made
his duty, to enforce the observauco of tbe law.
A mere report from year to year that certain
banks do not entirely comply with the law
will never remedy tbe evil."
In bis rejiort to tbe legislature of 1H80 the
state inspector of finance (Mr. Dubois) called
tbo attention of that body to tbe desirability
of enacting a law restricting the amount
which u savings bank or trust company should
loan to any one person or firm and giving the
inspector power to enforce it. No such law
waa pasted, and Mr. DuBola renewed his rec
ommendation in 1881 and in 1882. In the
latter year be said, among other things :
"Some limitation, based upon tbo amount of
deposits held, should lie made by the legisla
ture above which neither savings bank nor
trust company should be allowed to loan to
any one wraon or firm, and full authority
ahotlld bo given tho inspector to enforce com
pliance with such law."
Surely these are pregnant warnings and ex
plicit and i arnest recommendations ; but so
far from the one being beaded and the other
adopted by tho legislature, not the slightest
effort was made in either Houbo or benate to
remedy tho detect in the law so plainly point
ed c t. To the legislature, then fore, be
longs part of the responsibility for tbe wreck
of the St. Albans Trust company and the dis
trcsa and trouble It baa brought into bun
dreda of homes. The inapector now has at
least some excuse for bis failure to prevent
the wreck . had tbe law asked for by his
predecessor and Governor Baratow been
passed he would have had none. Sbanio on
the state of Vermont, that through the iuca
pacity and shortsightedness of its lawmakers,
refused to give its people any substantial
safeguards against swindling bank officers:
Wc confess that wo are unable to look at this
matter as calmly as do some of ntir state ex
changes. Our sympathies are with tbe da
jiositors of tbe broken trust company tbe
widows, the old ople, the hardworking
laboring men, who bad entrutid their little
all to its care Tbey are the people tor whom
wi- feel, and we oan not see them robbed and
swindled with any sort of equanimity. Aud
morally, if not legally, tbe whole thing is a
robbery and a swindle.
But lot us in tbo name of honesty and
common sense, learn something from experi
ence Let the uext legislature pas- sucb a
law as will give the state some efficient super
vision over the affairs of trust companies and
power to do something to aveit auch a shorue
as this St Altiaus failure Or It the legisla
ture will not do this, let it abolish tho sham
of pretended supervision aud give tbe people
fair notice tbat tbey ure at tbe mercy of
swindling bank managers. Lst tbe people
be cither guarded or warnid.
ltti Eng-luiul .Airrlriiltiirul horlrt.t.
The new buildings for tho annual fair of
tbe New England agricultural society at Man
chester, N. II., have been completed, fine
grounds laid out and a trotting course added.
The society has offered $'.'(). (MSI in premiums
for pretty much everything from pigs to
paintings. Commissioner Loring givbs tbe
opening address Tbe date is September 4 7,
and the fair is eipcttd to surpass anything
of the kind held in the state.
Xlie .VrM lVsr In ihr lluil,
Trance has at length seen fit to break her
masterly inactivity in Tonquin, and is making
a simultaneous movement against Hue, the
capital in the south, and Namdinb, near
Hanoi, in tbe north, whero "the black flags"
are gathered in large numbers hostile to the
French. A correspondent of tho London
Daily News lelegrapha from nong Kong that
on the l."th inat. an attack was made by tho
French on Phoupal, in tho direction of Sou.
tay, a strong post seven miles from Hanoi.
The French force was 2000 strong, and the
enemy numbered l."i,ooo. The position was
carried, but waa found untenable. A portion
of the troopa retreated to the river, covered
by gunboats, whilo tbe rest went in the di
rection of Hanoi. It is said that the new
king of Anam, Vian Lucn, is more sturdy
against the French tban was Tuduc, and
probably tbo French will seek to set np some
pretender. But tho king will scarcely take
autbotity in tho eyes of the people, unless he
receives his crown from bis lord, the emperor
of China, and China is not disposed to qualify
a French Importation as king of tbo country.
China and France come nearer and nearer to
war, and France already threatens to seize
cargoea of arms designed for Anam. But she
has not yet proclaimed hostilities to China, aa
she is bound to do beforo she interferes with
neutral commerce with that power.
Fiutil Illslrlbullon nf the Mat ins llunli
In tbe distribution of the savings bank tax
collected by the state treasurer for tho six
months (under tbe old law) ending January 1,
lbS3, tho towns in Windham county get the
respective amounts mentioned below:
Atbem, 1C.93 Putue JT, I 230 26
Urittltbpro, 1&51.24 Uocklngbini. M9 It
llrookllue, so.fil bomertet, l.ta
Dover, 1GC.71 btnttou, ll.M
DammerstoD, 266.18 TowmtitDd, 350 CI
GriflOD, 2U1.7I Vernon, 157.00
aalllord, msu Wirdboro, 240.S2
llttltsx, 104.67 WeitmlnMer, 1113.69
Jsmtlcs, 211.10 Wtiltluebam, 193.4S
Londottilerry, 141.15 Wilmington, 32a 20
Mirlboro, 142.73 Windtiim, 77.W
Aa this is only a distribution of tho amount
for six months all others having been for a
year the amounts coming to the towns are
of course less, but they will show the compar
ative amounts of deposits from the several
towns, as the distribution ie baaed upon tbe
deposits from each town July 1, 1883.
Too HlroDlT u Ttmiiitatlou,
Tbe facilities for speculation havo been
wrought out to such a degree of thorough,
nesa that tbey stop little abort of perfection.
The swift maila ; tbo lightning wires ; the
transference of credits by means of checks
and drafts ; tho deadly bait of transactiona on
margins ; tbe nimble go-betweens, who bring
unknown principala together all conapire to
make buaineas risks easv and attractive. The
way ia open for everybody, young and old,
men, women and idiote, who have money or
who can lay their handa upon it. What temp,
tationa are laid in tbe way of clerka handling
great sums of money" What extra safe,
guards should be thrown around transactions
involving fiduciary trusts It should not be
forgotten that bank cashiers are clerks, and
tbat bank directors ere tbelr responsible supe
riors. In banks whero tbe cashier is boss and
the bank director a necessary legal cipher
not even the safeguards of our exoellent na
tional banking system can avert disaster,
Tbe latest instance of tbis sort of banking is
the theft of $80,000 by an Ohio cashier,
which be lost in Wall street. When this
cashier is punished the directors of his bank
ought not to escape. They set tho trap into
which be fell.
New Y'ork ltepublicans bold their conven
tion tbe same day as Massachusetts Uepubli
cans September lfrtb.
M 1.1 II It IOTEI,
Citiwayo, the Zulu chief, reported killed,
is now said to havo recovered from tbe inju
ries received in tbe late engagement between
his forces and the insurgents, and has asked
Queen Victoria to have a full inquiry made
into the treatment he has received.
H. H. Turner and wife of Grocno county,
Ia., have got a corner on the office of county
superintendent of schools, he beiug tbe lie
publican and she tbe Democratic candidate.
A steady growth of sentiment favorable to
the nomination of David Davis for president
is reported among western Hepublicans.
The Massachusetts Democratic state conven
tion will be held September 20 at Springfield.
Hon. Charles P. Thompson will preside and
Judge Woodbury will make tho platform.
There are nearly 20,000 German voters in
Iowa, and they are 6aid to be solid against the
liepublican party on the prohibition issue.
This loss is but partially offset by the disaffec
tion of tho temperauoe D-tuiocrats with their
Li-Confederate General llogcr A. Pryor of
New York is reported as saying tbat President
Arthur's nomination would make four south
ern states more tban doubtful. He thought
he would carry Virginia and North Carolina
without a doubt.
The Third Mains llegiment association, at
its meeting at Maranocook last week, adopted
a resolution asking Congress to enact a law
providing homes for sucb ex-Confederato sol
diers as wero disabled in battle and are now
needy. Tbe Maine delegation in CongTess
was asked to take the initiative In the matter.
Judge James Jackson of Georgia, in an art
icle in the North American lleview on the
southern custom of "Shooting at Sight, "says
"The day of the grogshop and of that which
it produces the inflamed passion and tbe
deadly weapon is rapidly passing away. The
local option retail law generally pervades the
atate of Georgia ; county after county pro.
hibita tbe traffic, reduces expenses, and dim
inishes crime. The prosecuting officers of the
6tate are paid according to tho number of
criminals tried, and tbey tell the writer that
in those counties where this traffic is prohib
ited the office of solicitor general ia worth
less." Tea-drinkers will be intereated in learning
that a recent inspection of teas ordered by
tbe government proves tbe existence of gyp
sum, soapstonc, common sand, brick dust,
and Prussian blue in tboir favorite beverage
aa now sold. Some of these pleasing sub
stances are used in order to give tbe tea a color
which unadulterated tea never has, some to
make it weigh more, and some to dissemble
tbo fact that the tea has been used before and
that tho virtue ia gone out of it. A curiosity
in tbe business seems to be tbo assumption
by each successive handler of the tea on its
way from the fields to tbe consumer that he
is tbe only rascal in tbe procession. This as
sumption, so honorable to human nature,
makes tbe ultimate resultant nf all these pro
cesses n most wonderful compound.
One of tbe sad incidents of the yachting
season this year is tbe wreck of the JIyntery,
a fast craft belonging to the New Haven
Yacht Club, and tbe probable loss of all on
board. The ilyitery sailed from New Haven
for Nantucket, Aug. 10, the cruise being ex.
pected to last about three days. Since then
nothing haa been beard from tbo vessel, but
the finding of several bodies, clad in yachts,
men's garb,along tbe shores of Cape Cod, ap.
pears to Bettle the fate of tbe unfortunate
Iteferring to the recent earthquake at Ischla
the Pall Mall Gazette makes this curious de
duction : The earthquake was very horrible,
no doubt The suddenness of the catastro
phe, tbe horror of an immediate and unex
pected doom, and tbe grim contrast between
the gayety and merriment of the Italian wa.
tering place on a summer evening and the
wide wasting ruin which filled Ischia with
desolation, naturally impress the imagination.
But, after all, the deaths do not exceed 2030
less than the total number of those who are
condemned to death every week by preventa
ble disease in this country alone, and, not
withstanding its appalling accompaniments,
it is eftier to die by tbe earthquake than to
perish of typhoid fever.
The Chemical lleview has collected statis
tics in regard to brewing, by which it appears
that the consumption of malt liquors is in
creasing faeter in America tban any country
in tbe world. New York, Pennaylvania and
tbe states west of them produce the larger
part of the beer mads in the country. One
might attribute this fact to tbe presence of
the German element, but statistics show that
tbe German nation consumes less beer than
Col. Casey of the engineer corps, and Act- 1
ing Secretary of State Davis went to West- ;
moreland county, Va., last week and visited 1
tbe old Washington homestead there for the 1
purpose of selecting a site for the monument
authorized by act of Congress to be erected 1
at the birthplace of Gen. Washington. The 1
site thev selected is about :UKI vanta (mm 11, ,
bousa in which Washington was born, and la
at the base of a bluff on a spot particularly
well adapted (or tbe erection of a monument.
TrusarsT to Bast, rear of Mist Italtnn'r, Any.
lam street. Applr on tse riranitsea.
The old reliable Hartford, Kew Tori, Pennsylvania
and foreign Are toanranre companies represented hf
Cndvorth k Chllda afford absolute protection. The
best la tbe aafeat In the end.
rirrrm 1'mnt ant cheap al Ohener k Clapp'a.
Kvr Macat-Itrm ihonld have a bottle of onr
ltnsmel rnrnltnre Pollen. tf free.
AnTiavrc Piotrnr 1'iuwiso at Ltirury k flirr'"-
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. ltoras expect to mil
for homo Sept. 2d.
Rervloes will lie resumed In the Universe
Hat church next Sunday by the pastor.
Union gosjiel temperabee meeting in tbe
Congregational chapel next Sunday at (i r. M.
M. P. Perry ia again miming the Jack
sonville alage, Mr. Breueuatuhl having aban
doned tbe job.
A J. Hooker, ex landlord of tbe Glen
House Bt West Brattleboro, has gone to work
again at Haley's.
Oen. W. W. Lyndo haa sold hla well
known paeer, the Haskell mare, to a North,
ampton horse dealer for $325.
C. T. Wbeelock is going to New York to
join tbo Alvln Josljn Comedy company, with
which he baa an engagement.
Tbe man trap at tbe railroad croasing has
beeu repaired. How long, O Lord 1 bow long
ere it will be removed altogether.
There la to be another cheap excursion
to Block Island aud adjaoent points next Tues
day, with tlcksta good for returning tbe next
We are indtbted to Mr. Malcolm Moody
of the Vermont savings hank for copies of
western papers indicating bis progress toward
tbe Pacific coast.
llobert Wright, late clerk In Gregg's drug
store, was willed home to Bradford on VVed
nesday by tbe death of u ulster. He probab.
ly will not return.
An epoch in tbe Hfo of our venerable
townsman, Warren Hall, ooeurred last week,
when bo enjoyed n five days' visit among rel
atlves in North Adams.
The September term of the Windham
county court begins at New fane September
11. Tbo docktt is not so largo as usual.
Judge Howell is to preside.
Our long period of dry weather terminat
ed last Saturday, and we are now having dog
day weather of the geuulue stamp, with fre
quent showers and warm nights.
C F. Thompson A Co., apeak to the
point on tbe coffee question in their adver
tisement which appears elsewhere, and are
prepared to back up their statements.
Dyer W. Perry, an employe of J IVitey
A Co.. is about removing to Kene, N. H.,
where h will go Into tbe manufacture of an
article of his own invention which promises
to have a wido snle
Nojis 11 White got a bad gash in tbe
forehead mi Tuemlsy from an ax with which
he was striking above his head, while at work
on W. F. Itichardson's uew tisrn, bat has
now so far recovered as to be at work again
John Magulre, who officiated at the Cath
olic picnic as chairman of the prize commit
tee and took port in the sledge-throwing aud
other games, has since been seized with hem
orrhage and now lies in a dangerous condi
Tbo selectmen have at length yielded to
the demand for a new cross street from West,
eru Avenue to Klliot strt bridge, aud last
Saturday they laid it out in aooordauoe with
the reoent petitions, making it continuous
with Cedar street.
The semi-annual encampment of the Ver
mont Department of the Grand Aruiv will Le
held at St Johusbury Sept ii!b and 7th. dur
ing tbe militia encampment, and it is expect
id that Post Sedgwick will lwwell repr.scuted
at the same
The Brattleboro base ball nine went to
Putney on Tuesday for a little friondly prac
tice with tbe flub of that place, and report
!li msolves aa having been handsomely treat
ed. The game resulted 1", to 3 in favor of
the visiting club
Several persons and families formerly res
id' nt in Brattleboro and vicinity are now- liv
ing in llnchester, Minn , tbe scene of the Ur
rible cycluuu elsewhere described. Tidings
from these people will be anxiously awaited
by their friends aud acquaintances Lcre.
Surveyor Stockwell has just uompleted u
concrete walk the whole length of Birg-i
street, aud is now laying oue on the iuI side
of Oak street, from High to drove Oue on
tbe east side of Walnut street, from Main
street to tbe Catholic church, is to follow.
Mr Crowcll is one of the most success,
ful of American publishers. His periodical.
The Household, has occupied a field different
from auy other publication, and has proves a
most valuable family educator in thousands of
families all over the land, and now ho gener
ously uses his fortuno with genuine public
snuit aud true liberality. JIMnrt Full
When au effort was being made to free
the Hiusdale toll bridge the opponents of tho
scheme brought on a witness to swear in a big
story about snakes. Now, when au effort is
beiug made to develop the water power of the
river, tho same snako story is written and
published lu last Suuds) 's Hpriugfield llepub.
lican. It is a strange way some folks have of
encouraging local enterprises.
Tbe band will be unable to give their
usual out-door concert next week, as their
time is occupied with practioe and drilling in
preparation for the annual militia muster,
but a grand concert ir proposed for Sept 3rd,
when the band will be aided by tbe additional
players who have been engaged to accompany
them to St Johusbury Particulars and pro.
gramme will bo given next week.
Gentlemen who have subscribed money
toward tbo fund in aid of the First llegiment
band are requested to send their checks for
tbe amounts due to Geo. II. Clapp, treasurer.
Citizena who have not subscribed, or who
have not been asked to do so. are asked to
remember that the invitation to encourage
the band and help tbe organization on to a
sound financial basis is general, and to hand
their contributions to the treasurer without
Tbe attention of tbe authorities is called
to tbe fact tbat a very dangerous spot in tbe
highway exists at a point on tbe Marlboro
south road between John Harris's and Bos
well Goodenougb's, where the road runs for
some three or four rods close to the edge of a
sharp and steep bank, at tbe foot of which is
the bed of the brook, filled with rocks and
tones. There is no guard or protection what
ever, and a very slight cause might produce a
The death of Mrs. O. J. Pratt, which oc
currcd on Tuesday, waa not unexpected, she
having suffered for a year or more from a
complication of diseases which baffled the
skill of physicians. She was a woman of
lovely character, and the afflicted family and
relatives will receive the sympathy of the en
tire community, in which she was well known
cud highly respected. In the Unitarian church
and society, of which she was au active and
devoted member, her loss will be felt with es
pecial keenness. The funeral occurs this af
ternoon at 3 o'clock.
Mrs. A. . Dwinnell, who died on Tues
day, was tbe last surviving daughter in a
large family of boys aud girls, nearly all of
whom have held prominent connection with
tho affairs of tbis community. She had ber.
self seen Brattleboro grow to its present size
and local importance from small beginnings.
She was a moat earnest aud devoted member
of tbe Congregational church, and tho worthy
consort of ber late buaband, Dea. A. 11
Dwinnell, who, for so many years was not
only activo in the affairs of tbat church, but
in tbe general busiuess interests of the town,
At the formal meeting of tbe Centre
Congregational cburcb, held on Friday even
ing of last week. 11. A. Clark, A. D. Putnam
and II. E. Bond were chosen a committee to
unite with tho committeo on tbe part of tbe
society in calling a council to act upon llav.
Mr. Martin's resignation, and the resolutiona
of the society endorsing Mr. Martin and com
mending bim to his new charge were con.
curred in. Pastors and delegates from tbe
churches in Westminster and Westminster
West, West Brattleboro, Putney and Jamaica
have been invited to join in tbo council which
will be held on Sept. C.
The Catholic picnic at tbe llarnardston
grove last Saturday was a iiucceBs in all re
spects, though a shower somewhat interfered
with tbe games. The attendance was about
800, some 300 people going from tbia place.
There was dancing, with music by the band
orcbeatra, aud a good time generally. Tbe
contest of skill waa, of course, a prominent
feature, and tbe committee awarded the fol.
lowing prizes : Oue mile race H. Brocking
ton 1st, J. Meebau of Northampton, 2d. Half
mile race H. Brockington 1st, D. Gavenagb,
2d, Tug of war Home team. Sledge throw
ing James O'Brien of Hinsdale 1st, James
Meehan 2d. Sack raoe Wm. Harris 1st, J.
Galviu 2d. Married men's race John Kane 1
1st, Tbomaa Guise 21. Pegging out- James
O'Neil let. Slow race J. McQuire 1st, J.
Galviu 2d. Jig dancing John McGuire 1st,
J. Meehan 2d. Best lady dancer, Mrs, Hayes.
Box of honey offered for handsomest woman,
won by Miss Mary Guehan. Banning high I
jump J.Halsey, Northampton, lit, J. O'Brien 1
2d. Ones. pole, J. McGuire. There was a
difference of opinion as to tb eroti entitled
to the pair of sboi a offered to tb homeliest
man, but they Wore claimed by KT. P. Pan
Dingbats. Tbe remainder of the sports had
to be abandoned on aeoount of tbe shower.
A Pittsburg, Pa., despateh of Aug. l!Mh
"The last stroke ol work on tbe bin tnnnrl, 1,U0
feet loin, under Jones k Unnbliu's iron works, tbia
elty,wat completed to daj. Tbe tunnel was construct
ed Mr tbe Vaadtrblll line, tin- l ltlsburn, McKeeaiiort
and Yrajhloiheny railroad, lis cost will be 100,000.
(iter too men were employed on 11 for a year. 1 he
tnnnel la one of the englnrerlua frata of the day. 11a
roof Is only a few feet Below tbe too of the mill flojr,
where massive roll, hammers, and hundred's of men
were working. The mill la ibe lamest In tbe tinned
Htstoa. None of the building" were Injured, snd
work was not delayed an bonr. The tfronnd throuffb
wbleh the tnnnel passed waa mill elnder and alas,
l or over 10" feet the sksi was ao hard It could not lie
blaatrd. Heavy weights were dropped on It, and the
broken pteeea burled In holes where they fell, aa they
conld not be moved, the mataea were eo large. The
road opena for a distance of atlty mllei to-Oay for
The above was a part of the work oovereaj
by the oontract of Harris Brothers A Co. of
this town, which is now finished. Tbe entire
length of road built by them is about sixty
five miles, a large portion of it heavy work.
Its construction haa oooupled two years, and
the sub structure cost nearly $2.0O0.mi0.
Tbe road is to form a part of the new Van
derbilt trunk line to tbe West iii connection
with the Heading aud other roada.
If we may judge from an anonymous ef
fuaion printed laat week in a neighboring
sheet, a certain fledgling who, we believe,
dubs himself n "professor" of music, and
who tbia season has made himself still further
ridiculous by announcing himself as a "con
servatory (!; of music" found himself hltiu
a (Kirticularly sore spot by an impersonal item
of very general application which appeared
in this paper two weeks ago. This callow
"professor" evidently knows from sad expe
rience the meaning of George Bliot's proverb
"Aa the sore Dilate nndetb grit.
8i au uuesay sonaclouaueaa licsretb tuuiudues."
Siucu the joung man so ovidently desires it,
we will bo entirely frank with him, and ray to
bim tbat, by starting bis piano-pounding at
four o'clock and five o'clock in the morning,
as he has done throughout the summer, be
haa destroyed the morning rest and comfort
of a whole neighborhood and made of bis so
called "conservatory" a nuisance which legal
measures would undoubtedly suppress, were
it worth while to employ them. Lit tbe
)oung man remain quiet on Sundays, and on
week day mornings until an hour when a day's
work properly begins, and bis neighbors will
cherish toward him nothing but good will and
a sincere desire for his success. As he grows
older it may poaaibly begin to dawn upon him
that the instincts of a gentleman, no less than
the most ordinary thought for his own inter
ests, would naturally prompt bim to have aome
small regard for tbe rights and comfort of bis
neighbors, regardless of any question as to
whether he had been "asked" to do so
The following is the hat of letters remain
ingin the Brattleboro post office, Aug. 21 :
Ladies Mrs Ktnlly M C.iok, Ur Jam A Dlbvin,
Mrs llenbeu Hunt, Minnie A Howard, Mrs MirU
Knight, Ids Mather, Mr Cbas I'arker, Mrs Klebblns.
Mr A A Htonr, Mr '. J Mrrnt, Mrs J A Hlune, Mrs
YV L Stone, Mrs LIU 1 Woodard, Ella M Whitney.
nrntlemrn Cbas Kllrunett, r J llrltlon, l: W II
llrlgg. M Courtney, ( S Cobb, Andy Clark, Y A Hen
man, U h lirary (I), H K Kdwards, II H Ooodenough,
A Ladner, I Larabee, II W Larauee, K K Matthews,
Willie Mitchell, Harry Nnltle, 1'red W Hpear, Frank
Streeter, An VHncbeMer, Chaa WlHIni, Henry Wy
man. the it Group MiTcii at oak nnovr. ntNar.,
TUESDir. rjo. 21.
I t I I ( t I 1 11
and all wore social and frsx to enjoy them
Mires tbe remainder of tbo evening.
t. t, at.
8. Warner Miller, from Meant Verson,
0., a merchant of AO years, I visiting lift
native town, l)onnrton, nmo Wllllarosvllls,
New fane and.nrattleboro, after many year'
Wrst till til mrralnn,
- Improvement still go on In Wert Dnen.
m era ton. Fred Imson bos erected and near
ly completed a double decked plana In the
8. Barrett, U. Kvetlelh and 8. W. Wilaou
wiro chosen delegates to the Windham coun
ty Baptist asaooiation at West Wardaboro
In it Wedneseay.
The long drouth has sovtralf affeeted the
corn erop in this vicinity aud late planted
There will be preaching in the Baptist
church next Sunday. w.
The ladles' aid ooeiety meets with Mias
Abble Codworth nxt Thursday afternoon.
1 feet 7 IneiiM In height. One u,
nasvfnrad 12 I bene In circumference iT,"
of tka vartajsjattd variety and no two I irl
soma were ftllk. "
The family of Albeit Wheeler are
safering from typhoid fever fiv, ,
Mia) Alloa K. HurTim, a forum resid,,,
of Ibis town but now living in Iiumu.. r,i
where the has just finished a sueosslul ur
of school, la Tlaltitig ber brother. Iieaeoi t
W. II. Mutdoek of Boston, wln,, f,
lly has beeu In town several wieks kruPi
last Saturday and will return Balurdav of ie,
The Melbndiat ladles' society tuM am
Mm J. and H. Haynes laat week. 'ft,,. , '
ty waa reorganised Number present i- '
in laeiica 01 tue t niveraalist sot
met wiin -virs. x amine jrowaer.
Mr. Philetua Averell and two daughter
are visiting frlenda in Masaacbuaetta '
The lawn parly laat week Thuradav ..
despite tbe cool weather.
There wltl be an Illustrated preaching
service by Mr. Hawley at the Congregational
church next Sunday evening at 7.30 o'olock.
Oil paintings, Illustrating the Interview of
Blljab and King Ahab, as well aa other inci
dents, will be introduced during the evening.
H. H. Cudworlh and wife, from Iowa.ore
visiting Mr. C.'s parents.
The Jacksonville base ball club play at
Goleralne next Saturday.
B. K Putnam la much improving his
mill, adding an elevator, etc.
James M. Bobcrts baa n pair of three
year old cattle weighing 3,:too pounds.
J. Jaoobson, a journeyman blacksmith,
has left for Denmark, his native country.
Late arrivals ; G. and C. Poster and wives,
also L. Mowry and wife, and Mrs. II. Saw
yer, all from Boston ; and O. II. Slickney of
The congregation at the Baptist church
day last was surprised and delighted with a
powerful sermon by the Hev. Wm. llollinaon
nf Itahway, N. J., who ia temporarily atop,
ping at the Jamaica House, with John It.
Cbapin, Ksei , of Chicago.
Mrs. llussel Underwood was buried from
her late residence on "South Hill," on Tues
diy, the 21st. She was n devoted wife and
mother, and is mourned by a very large cir
cle of friends.
John L. Howard, our popular card writer
and teacher of jienmanship, reports a very
pleasant and profitable trip to Lake Pleasant
during the camp meeting.
James M. Kendall of Winball, on the
morning of the 22d. found the remains of
four calves that bad beeu killed by bears, aud
three of them almost entirely eaten up, juat
in Ibe edge of tbe woods, within Hal rods of
hta brother's house.
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Tlii SWIeii llimar Ikurueil ul l-a rat llrul
A bltle before midnight last Tuesday
night a fire was discovered in the cellar of
tbe store kept by Carlos K Jones in tbe east
end of the hotel building known as the Glen
House, at West Brattleboro, and, owing to
the combustible nature of the building aud
its contents, tbe tUiuet spread with such ra
pidity tbat no efforts of the firemen and citi
zena could prevent its eutire destruction, to
gether with most of its oouteuts. fortu
nately there was little- wind at tbe time, and
tbe flauus were prevented from spreading to
, tbe barn aud neighboring duelling houses.
Tbe hotel building was owned by John P.
Sargent, who, together with the families of
Dauiel aud Harvey Harris, oci-upied a bouse
adjoining on the east. This was cleured of
its ccnleuls twvaute of its danger, aud had a
strong west wind been blowing it is difficult
to say where tbe fire would bate been stop
ped By thi well directedeffortsof tbe local
fire company with their hand engine "West
ern," supplemented by the timely arrival of
steamer No. 3 from the east village, the
spread of the fltmea was prevented. Mr.
Jones saved most of his account books but
noLe of his goods. His loss wassome $12iM) ;
insured for isx) Mr. Sargent bad 2.'.00
insurance, cn the building, but none on the
personal property, much of which he owned ;
loss about fS.-s-sj Tbo landlord, Mr. A. J.
Hooker, lost most of his effects, including a
gold watch, clothing, crockery, etc. P.. J.
Wood, the former landlord, owned some of
the furniture. His loss was some ;27." ; in
sured for 17.'i Throe boarders lost most
of their personal effects. Miss Addie Jeffords
lost most of ber clothing and jewelry. Pred
Burdick, who wa away at tbe time, lost all
of bis personal effects, valued at some S 7..
John Tibbetts lost a watch aud about il". in
Nothing is known concerning the origin of
the fire, though some villagers report having
seen suspicious characters in tbe neighbor
hood. The Gleu House, which of late has been
the only hotel iu the plaoe, was oue of tbe
ancient landmarks of tbo town. Portions of
the building are said to have been more than
UK) years old. and Ex-President Hayes's
grandfather, llutberford Hayes., was at one
time laudlord. Then- is no probability that
the house will be rebuilt
Nine joung men from Amherst, Mass.,
have been camping near the Wardaboro sta
tion, enjoying tbe mountain breezes. Tbey
report having had a nice time hunting and
Osmore Howe, who recently bad four
sheep killed by lightning, has received pay
for them from the N. K. Ins. Co.
B. K. Twiss aud wife have returned home
to Meriden, Conn.
Mrs. P. S. Denton of Somerville, Mass.,
and Mrs. Dr. Spring and children of Hollls.
ton, Mass., are visiting in this vicinity
O. P. Howe is Ibe owner of .1....
J woodebuck. It waa oaugbt by 1.1 Aidrict,
, Quite a large party passed a pleasaM d
at llay pond on Wednesday. '
1 Shortly after the death of little Mii4
' Hubbard, which waa announced last .-t
' two older children iu the same famiH-,,,.
, takeu violently ill with tbe satm disessl
j (malignant dysentery; aud for two dava ILe r
, lives were despaired of, but now tbey
I covering and also Belle, wife of Parker Hut,
1 bard, who barely escaped typhoid fexr
J Clii-atrrilrlil, X. II.
Walter Cram baa a ebestnot Ire m, In. itru ., ,
glrts at tta bsae IS feet sod 10 Incites ILir- ,,
I elm tree In A. A. Iligglns's yard tbat nn-.tir. . .r
1 and S Inrbea round and Its branebea abac). , j,-4r
1 of mfeet. Can any other town beat iba' - "
I let them apeak Sirarury Cor. AVe,. ',1,. r.
( Mr. Geo. 11. P. Oolburu of Ibis town tnii
j entitled to "apeak," inaamuch aa be is tb
owner 01 one caeamui tree wnicb measures
22 feet in circumference and another wLicl
meaaures 21 feet. Next:
The town picnic held at the lake last hn
urday was largely attended and passed off vert
Capt. Welherell has sold his hotm-su
to Mr. Blakoly of the New York custom Lous,
who will occupy it as a summer residing
A neighborhood picnic party tiuhmer.ug
about 30 persons, residents of the Colburs
and Oobleigh school districts, viaited Spslcrd
Lake on Tuesday of laat week The weather
was fine, and everybody bad a gi nuiu good
( lVs-slClirlrrilelil,.Y. II.
I The highway bridge near J L Streeter
I and also tbe bridge between Asa Farr s and
I Prank Streetcr's have juat been rebuilt eacli
I having a new abutment built, and tin Uit
I named bridge has been raised fivo feel wLicti
, is a desideratum.
j During tbe thunder ahuwer on Motiuay
afternoon, a little after t o'clock, tbe house
I of Ezra II. Davis was struck by ligbtmiig
which tore off a quantity of shingles from
the roof and plastering from a chamber and
I then passed out tbe side of tbe house Ibe
j fiery bolt singed tbe fur upon on. Bid- of a
cat in tne cuamuer, ana set nre 10 sou ps
pers, which was extinguished by Mrs. Uat.,
Mr Worster's house has been full of
Isoardera tbis summer. The following names
form the complete list . Mr. Wright Pomeroy
and wife, Mrs. Scbenck and SItss S. Clark,
all of New York city ; Mr. and Mrs. A. II.
Holden, Mrs. Annie A Tnotupson, Miss Ma.
ria Stockwell, Miss O. Phillips aud Mrs.
Cook and son. all of Worcester, Maaa . Mr.
and Mrs. E. Dresser, Mum Susie Denton,
Miss Hattie A. Taylor, T. B. Ixiudoo, Miss
M. B. London and'Miss E. Bsterbrook, from
Boston . K. W. Newton and sister of Hart,
ford, Conn. ; Miss Lottie Jewell of Cam
bridgeport, Mass. . C. N. Wheeler and fam.
lly of Springfield, Mass. , Cbas. Downs and
family of Providence, 11. I ; L M. Wellman
and family of Atbol. Mass. Mrs. Cbas. K.
Field of Brattleboro and her daughter, Mrs.
Jewett of Montpelier. stayeel a few days with
friends at the hotel. About 18 of tbe sum.
mer visitors still remain.
The ladies' aid society have decided to
rent their dining room on the fair ground
tbis fall to tbe ladles of the Methodist socie
ty in Williamsville.
Tbe fountain on the common has been
rendered more attractive by the addition of
several new jets.
The wooden block on lloxbury slrn
Keene, adjoining the Cheshire house was
burned early Monday morning. An expsj.
sion at 3 a. m. preceded tbo fire, which awoke
several guests of tbe hotel, the flames spread,
ing rapidly through tbe large furniture- room
iu tbe second story and tbe work and ttore
rooms on tho third. Tbe building joined the
north brick L of the hotel aud extended in the
rear almost to the south L. Tbe wet roofs ol
the adjacent building, the entire absence of
wind and the judicious management cf the
j department alone prevented tbe most s-nout
, fire of many years. The block waa owned by
I tbe estate of P. 11. Hayward. and the loss 11
I $ U.OOi. insured for $2u,OXJ. The occupants
of the building were A D Cook, furnitjre
and undertaker,lrMg$0OK), insured fori - -""
I George W. Foster, musical instruments loss
; i 1000, insured for 12100. William A Whit
comb, paper-hanging, loss i"-00, insured for
.-Oii . il. . II. Clark, groceries, loss sl,x
insured for 52.VK1- Alfred Spaulding s variety
store and Albert Heywood's barber shop to
gether with the L of tbe hotel, were all sen
ously injured by water and removal of con
tents. C W. Shedd lost ij2.".0 on tools no
insurance. The block will ho immediately
rebuilt with brick. All tbe occupauts hart
fouud temporary quarters and will go on w.th
their busiuess as usual.
Late arrivals : E. Harvey of Philadel
phia and Mrs. Kidder of Boston at E. M. Dex
ter's . P. Elmer of Cleveland, O., and Mrs.
Ada Bowker of Boche6ter, N. Y.r at N. II.
E M Dexter has lately purchased a car
riage horse of S. Morse.
At the annual meeting of tbe Njw L;
land Spiritualist Association, Monday, the old
board of officers was rt elected by a vob of
31.1 to 114. Dr. Deals was reelected president.
Joseph D'ltossier. a Frenchman aged 21,
was instantly killed Sunday evening while at
work in the canal. A 6tone weigbiug over
half a ton was being raised by derrick, when
the chain broke and tbe stone fell, crushing
voung D'ltossier into a shapeless mass.
Water was let into the canal Wednesday
morning, and tbe mills resumed work.
Geo. A. Browu has sold tbe David Sav
age house and lot on Atkinson street to a Mr.
Huntley of Alstead for i32.'-0.
The heaviest shower of the season fell
last Monday aflernoou, accompanied with
wind and hail. Lightning struck in several
places and many trees were blown down.
The match gamo of ball between the
Putney aud Bellows Palls nines, which waa to
be played here last Saturday, has been post
poned two weeks.
A game of ball was played Tuesday be
tween tbe Putney and Brattleboro boys, re
suiting 14 to.", in favor of the Brattleboro
Charles Stowe.il had the misfortune last
Monday to cut off the middle finger of one
hand and badly cut all tbe other fingers of tbe
band at the toy 6hop by a cylinder knife.
- Hev. E. W. Whitney will preach in the
A correspondent in attendance at trie
Methodist campmeeting at Claremont Jan,
tion, which opened on Tuesday, says thi at
tendance is larger than usual "Tho Brattle
boro church, which has here a comfortable
structure of board aides and cloth roof 11
quite well represented, while South London
derry, Wilmington.Eaat Dover, WiUiau-.ev.iie
and other neighboring churches are repre
sented by their pastors and most of them by
a delegation of the laity. The services that
far have been quite spirited, especially tbe
tent prayer meetings, many of which have
been seasons of power. Tbe presiding elderi
of the Springfield and Claremont districts.
Hev. A. L. Cooper and Dr. O, H. Jasper,
have supervision of both the temporal and
spiritual interests of tbe meeting. Although
not yet aa beautiful in artificial adornment as
many of the older campgrounds, this is ex
celled by none in tbe natural beauty of the
grove, Is well supplied with excellent water
and everything for tbe temporal wants, in
cluding good board at $4 for the meeting.
This in connection with the eloquent preach
ing and genial Christian tocial element makes
one of tbe most delightful places to com
bine religion and recreation, rest and work,
thought and study that is known to us If
any one thinks that Methodist preaching baa
changed since the days of tbe Fathers, and
the "milk and water" tbeolocv. eomelimet
.. . .. , . 1 I m-a ulna, suu
All a invited 1 " " " C,SM i only indulged in, let them
I'usl Ilni er,
The ladies' aid society will give an enter
tainmcnt at the Methodist church next Tues
day evening, couaisting of readings, recitatioos
and music, followed by a supper. A cordial
invitation is extended to all,
Amos Allen recently injured one of his
limbs quite badly, and is unable to bo about.
Hev. G. P. Arms and wife, with their
guests, are away visiting, but are to return
Miss Adeline Sparks of Wilmington is
visiting her cousin. Mrs Amos Allen. r.
Hev. A.J. Coultas of Mystic Bridge, Ct.,
will occupy the Methodist pulpit next Sunday.
Mrs. G. r. v-irms is absent, visiting tho
Northfield and Claremont Junction camp
meetings, also the larger towns along the line,
iu tbe interest of the Woman's Home Mission
ary Society, of the Vermont branch of which
Bbe is secretary.
II ti m ni r ra t o 11
Dea. iaji. Duttou goes on a pltaiuro
trip, this week, to tho West. His journey
will probably extend to Dubuque, Ia.
Should a suitable number cf scholars de
sire to attend a select school in tho school,
house at the Centre, it is proposed to open
sucb a school earl) in September. Parents
who would like to send pupils will please in-
form the town superintendent.
Some twenty or more persons, inoluding
the family, were very agreeably entertained
at Wm. O. Miller's lost Saturday evening.
The special attraction waa music und singing,
with something else for variety. It waa de
signed for the young folks, but the older
ones were sharers in tbe enjoyment. The
parlor, ball and Bitting room were tastefully
decorated with ferns and (lowers. The well,
furnished rooms and surrouudings bad an air
of pleasantness, and tbo company were in.
deed cheerful and appreciative of the fine
music and excellent singing. Miss Brown, a
teacher of music in Williamstowu, Mass.,
opened the exercises of tbe evening by play,
ing selections on the piano with fine effect.
Miss Mary D. Miller sang in costume "The
Star Spangled Bauuer," with a ailvery-sweet
voice and clear tones that floated softly
through tho well-lighted rooms. Muster
Lawrie Bower of Pittsburgh, l'enn., delight,
ed tho company with his juvenile perform,
ancos. "Ueubeu and Sally," a lovely song
was happily rendered by Mary D. and Edwin
II. Miliar. A piano duet by Miss Brown and
Mrs. Wm. 0. .Miller was an agreeable varia.
tiou in the exercises of the evening. The
pantomime, "Love or Money" was a case
of indecision, for tbe young lady cleaved to
the young lover and still held ou to the mon
ey bag of tho old man. Tho exercises were
creditable in every particular and cloned with
a cornet solo by William D. Miller, Miss
Brown playing on accompaniment on the pi- I
ano. Lemonade waa served to tho company I
Hev. Mr. Tower of Brattleboro
preach at tbe chapel next Sunday -ut 2 r.
Three students of Dartmouth college,
who are cruising down tbe river to the sound,
for pleasure, arrived here ou Saturday. They
camp out aud do their own cooking. One of
them. Ernest Howard, taught school In Dis
trict No. 3 last winter.
Dr. Goodwillie has goue on his annual
vacation on account of hay fever
will tbey have entertained a false idea."
J V1. Haven ja.rrclil.
Ex-Treasurer J. M. Haven of Rutland wai
arreste-d Wednesday afternoon by Sheriff
Peabody, Grand Juror Spelman charging him
with signing and issuing 4717 false shares of
Hutland railroad stock. A bearing was had
in tbe evening before tbe municipal court,
over which Judge Everts presided. Mr. Ha
ven waived examination, and was bound over
to await the action of the grand jury which
N. H. Whitney fell into an old well near his 1 Hail was fin-d in the sum of $3000 and Ha
naro, which had become uncovered, and waa ! ven's son Frank becamo hla bondsman Ei-
Last Tuesday night a horse belonging to
found in tbe morning dead.
Prof. W.C. Esty of Amherst college, with
his two eldest sons, is camping ou tbe vast
bank of the Connecticut river, near tbe island.
Hev. Chas. A. Dickinson and wife are at
Moosehead lake, Maine, for a few weeks
Wratmlnator !!. j
Tbo good people of Westmiustor West i
are enjoying a two weeks' visit from a party
of the Tribune's fresh. air-fuud children from
New Y'ork. There are 3d children ranging
from 4 to 13 years of age, and tbo little vis
itors are having a very happy, and, 110 doubt,
very profitable time of it.
The pulpit of tho Methodist church will
be occupies! next Sunday by Hev. A. J. Coul.
tas of Mjstio Bridge, Conn.
Judge Dunton appeared as counael for Ha
ven. Tbe names of tbe witnesses appended
to the complaint were ex Governor J B.
Psga, Ltwyer A. F. Walker and Accountant
Itoduey McLaughlin. The penalty provided
for the crime charged against Haven is a Sue
of not over iiooei aud imprisonment in state
prison not over ten years nor less than one
It has beeu dry weather for a few weeks
past, but on tbe lSIb and lfith Inst. w !,,!
refreshing showers which were hailed with I
Haj ing is passed, with a gooel average
All kinds of stock bring good prices.
Beef cattle bring from 7 to h cents per lb ,
dressed weight ; lambs are selling for 44 cts
per lb. live weight (of which Woods A
ltoundy of New Hampshire have been In
town and contracted for quite a large drove
to bo taken away In October next) ; eggs are
selling for 22 cents per dozen; butter is
mostly held by the farmers until fall for high
Blackberries are scarce.
The apple crop will bo light.
Crops of all kinds are looking well al
though, owing to the cool weather, a large
yield of corn is not anticipated.
There are quite a number of people from
different localities viBitiug in towq just now
and some of our townspeople are visitiug Lake
Tbe iVItidliiatu County Oiaptlat Assorts
This association meets in West Wardsboro
on Wednesday, the 2trt.li inst., at 10 o'clock a.
xi. Annual sermon by Hev. F. E. Tower.
Mrs. O. W. Gates, corresponding secretary of
the Woman's Baptist Foreign Missionary So
ciety, is expected to give an address. Appli
cation for return tickets for those coming by
tbe Brattleboro and Whitehall railroad nai
beeu made. Persons going by rail will need
to take the Tuesday afternoou train, as there
is no regular means of conveyance) from the
depot except at evening. nun
We are having the warmest weather of
About tbo usual number of arrivals from
the city this week.
A beautiful bouquet of petunias was pre.
ttntedone day last week to Mrs. Luolua liar,
ris. Tbo plant from which it wu taken u
OSE nUXDEKD AND NnjETT.BEVXX IS A FaM-
I "-v. Tho Madrid Eatafette states that a
I Spanish gentleman, Senor Lucas Nequeirai
! Saez, who emigrated from his native land to
1 America seventy years ago, recently returned
I to Spain in a steamer of his own, and brought
I with bim the whole of bis family, which con.
I tista of no fewer than one hundred and nine
1 ty. seven souls, sons-in-law and daucbters-iu-
law not included. Senor Saez has beeu three
times married. His first wife bad eleven
children at seven births, his second bad nine
teen children at thirteen births, and bis third
had seven children at six births. The young
est of this family of thirty .seven is aged nine
teen ; tbe eldest, who is seventy, baa seven
teen children, of whom tbe first-born is forty -soven.
Of Senor Saez 'a twenty-three sons,
all of whom are living, thirteen are married,
six are unmarried, and four aro widowers .
and of his surviving daughters nino are mar
tied. The granddaughters number thirty
four, and of these twenty-two are married,
nine are) unmarried, and three are widows
and of the forty-five grandsons, wenty tfcree
aro married, seventeen are unmarried, snd
four are widowers. There are also forty five
great granddaughters aud thirty nine great
grandsons, of whom tbree ate married. Senor
Saez has never tasted wine or any alcoholic
liquor, and lives chiefly upon a vegetable diet,
with but little salt. In spite of bis ninety
three yean be is still halo and hearty.