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THE VERMONT PHCENIX, AND RECORD AND FARMER, FRIDAY , MAY 10, 1884.
" BKATTLEDOIIO : ritlDAT, MAY 10, Mi. A repeat attempt In lb British House of Oouuaoe to pass a rote of censure on the Gladstone government for its course on the Egyptian question proved n failure. By the failure of the Kew l'ork brokerage firm of Grant A Ward, Gen. Grant lot every dollar ho had in the world except tho $2"iO, 000 trait fund, which is in the I'ark hank de posit company in the ahape of railroad secur ities. The interest on this is payable quar terly, and amonnta to $16,100 annnally. In the Senate, Tuesday, Senator Coekrell of Missouri in announcing a pair with "the distinguished Senator from Vermont," Mr. Morrill, said it was tho first time in 2! years of serrice in Congress that Senator Morrill hid lost a day. This is an extraordinary re cord of faithful attendance, and Illustrates one of the qualities which has given Mr, Morrill his high standing and influence. The past week in Congress has been most ly devotod to work upon the regular appro priation bills, the House having passed six and the Senate three. Mr. Carlisle proposes to hold the IIouBe up to its work, and the Im portant appropriations for the army, the Dis trict of Columbia, and the diplomatic and consular service are to be perfected. Three more tariff bills have been introduced in the IIouso, but none of them are likely to pass at this session. The Senate has unanimously and without debate paused Senator Edmunds's bill placing Gen. Grant upon the rotired list. The Dem ocrat are as enthusiastic upon this subject as tho llepublicans, and it is thought that the opposition which has been manifested in the House will, under the circumstances, be re moved. The bill, if enacted, will give Gen. Grant about $19,000 annually, which, with the Income from the Kew York fund of $250, 000, will certainly place the old hero beyond the reach of want. The woman suffrage question is attracting nnusual attention in England just now, and the 1'all Mall Gazette says that there is no blinking the fact that it is becoming a ques tion of practical politics. The agitators have found a now argument in tho phrase "capa ble citizens" which Mr. Gladstone recently employed In advocating his measure to ex tend the franchise among men, and there is much curiosity to seo how the premier will justify the refusal of a share in tho govern ment to the tens of thousands of women who are fulfilling all the funotions of "capable citizens" like tho 50,000 women farmers, tho 120,000 women teachers, and the many women doctors, women poor law guardians and women civil service clerks. MMtof rn re Vrta aad tew where. DoaMtaM ti7 need to b wall watehtd. There is talk in certain quarters of I'ostmas ter General Gresham as a "dark horse" to be brought into tho field by the Arthur men when they see that they cannot secure tho nomination of their first choice. He is pro nounoed an abler, broader and riper man than Lincoln. Coming from Indiana, he would make that state sure for the ltepnblicans. He was, moreover, a bravo soldier and bears deep scars of the conflict. He has been a United States District Judge and is a lawyer of high ability, and his private life is spotless. Gen eral Gresham, however, has no presidential bee in his bonnet. If he has any ambition in that direction no one has discovered it. He is said to regret that he has been led into public life rather than to the practice of his profession, in which he has taken high rank. Tho pope has issued a bull against Freema sonry. Among the dangerous doctrines which he charges the Freemasons with pro mulgating are these : "That men have all the same rights, and are perfectly equal in con dition ; that every man is naturally independ ent ; that no man has a right to oommand others ; that it is tyranny to keep men sub ject to any other authority than that which em anates from themselves." He associates those Ideas of a human equality and freedom which nro the commonplaoes of our American speech with the grossest offences against mor ality and society, and denounces all with equal vigor. Hither Freemasonry in Italy is a very different thing from what it is in Ameri ca, or Fope Leo has bean curiously misin formed as to its attitude and objects. Great confusion and excitement prevailed in Kew York on Wednesday, the recent busi ness troubles culminating in fresh disasters which involved the Metropolitan national bank and several prominent firms of brokers. AU sorts of wild rumors prevailed, and for a time it seemed as if the scenes of Black Fri day were to bo repeated. There was a sharp tumble in all securities, which continued un til the clearing house came to the support of threatened banks and averted a further de cline. It is alleged that the recent president of tho Second Kational bank of Kew York has misappropriated 4-1,000,000 of the bank's funds, but the deficiency has been made good by the father of the accused man and by the directors. The troubles are attributed to the enormous shrinkage of values and the craze for gambling in Wall street. The Albany Journal, which has hitherto leaned toward Blaine, has now come out strongly for Edmunds. In an editorial pub lished in its issue of the 8th it cays : "If tho stato of Kew York is to be the battle ground In the coming campaign tho ltepnbll can party can do no better than to nominate Senator Edmunds for the Presidency. The fear in which he is held by tho Democratic party is clearly shown by the venom with which the newspapers of that party are as sailing him. Senator Edmunds is proof against newspaper attacks, whether made by ltepublican or Democratic papers. We do not say he is the only candidate who would carry Kew' Y'ork state, but we do Bay that he is the only man whose inherent strength in Kew Y'ork is unquestioned and unquestionable." Till- lrrsli1rnllal Ontloek, I The progress of the presidential campaign bring more and more clearly to view tbe fact that victory leans toward the ltepnblican standard. The tone of party feeling as man ifested among llepnblieaus in all Motions of the country is one of hope and confidence, while the Democrats are dejected and sullen. Kor have we to look far for tbe causes which have brought about this state of feel ing. The sources of the ltepnblican strength are two.fold. On the one band the country Is prospering nnder one of the wisest and best administrations which it ever experienced, at whose behest rascals are ferreted out and handed over to the tender mercies of the law, genuine and fat-reaching reforms aro institut ed, abuses are corrected, public expenditures aro cut down, national obligations are met, the national honor is upheld, and tbe indus tries of the people are protected ; and the masses know and feel that the party which placed this administration in power and sus tains it is still fit to be trusted-that it is still the party of progross, and continues to rep resent tho brains, the honor, tbe intelligence and tho loyalty of the country. On tho other hand, what Is the condition of the Democratic party, and what does its suc cess promise '( It isn house divided against itBelf. It is a mere party of opposition, with out Intelligent leadership, without a settlod policy, without unity of ideas or purposes, Bave tho purpose to acquire power. The course pursued by the present Democratic House of ltepresentatives has also helped the llepublicans, by demonstrating anew tho weakness of tbe Democracy. In a seBsion now lasting more than five months, the Dem ocratic majority have failed to unite upon, much less to carry, a single measure of im portance ; and when finally brought to vote upon a bill embodying what is claimed as one of the cardinal principles of tbe party, it dis solved anew into tho discordant elements of which it is composed. The spectacle which the Democratic party everywhere presents is ill calculated to awaken the enthusiasm of its followers or the confidence of the people. But though tbe ltepublican party has at no timo in reocnt years had a better chance of winning in tbe presidential race, its success ia by no meanB assured. It ean win only by placing in nomination men who represent its better clement men w ho are personally above reproach, and whose past records are such as proclaim them to be iu sympathy with the progressive and reformatory demands of the people. Tbe independent element in our pol itics was never so widespread and powerful as it is to day, and tbe party which fails to rec ognize and conciliate this element invites de feat. Particularly ia this true with regard to tho doubtful states, like Kew York which, with its large electoral vote, promises, as here tofore, to form the chief battle ground in the coming contest. Tbe strength of the inde pendent clement in that state is shown by the fact that the reform spirit has taken posses. sion of the legislature and to a great degree controls its action, lteluctant politicians havo been forced to admit that it is useless to re- i sist it. It displayed a power in the recent j convention at TJtica which filled the party hacks with dismay. The leaders and active exponents of this movement are resolute and independent men, but their strength is due to a popular feeling behind them on which they can confidently rely. The voters whom they represent are numerous enough to de cide the election in that stale, and they can not by any argument, appeal or inducement be made to support a nomination which eith er means nothing for reform or means dis couragement for the cause. There is a con siderablo element of tho same kind in all the eastern states, and it is making its way through the North. The great opportunity of tho lte pnblican party lies in winning the support of this reform and independent element. With that support, success is practically assured. Without it, success is not merely uncertain, It is altogether improbable, and nothing but the most egregious blundering on the part of the Democratic party will make it possible. This aspect of the situation ought to bo thoroughly impressed upon the minds of the delegates who are to gather at Chicago next month. Some of them may not like to recognize it, but it is a stubborn fact which must be taken into their calculations if they propose to act with a view to party success. Neither of the two men who will go into the convention with the largest number of delegates favorable to their nomination can bring to the party the support of this element which is so essential to success. To nominate either Blaine or Ar thur is to Invite defeat ; because, while the honor and integrity of the former, as a man, is widely distrusted, and he rests his claims to party support upon the brilliancy rather than the wisdom of his leadership, the acknowl edged faultlessness and moderation of Presi dent Arthur's course during the nearly three years that ho has occupied the choir made va cant by the death of Garfield has not sufficed to heal tbe dissensions of tho party in his own state or give him tho strength necessary to render his candidacy free from party peril. These facts are plain and incontrovertible, and we confidently believe, despite tbe large talk at present indulged in by the particular friends of these two candidates, that ere the die be cast at Chicago considerations of avail ability will compel their abandonment and tho substitution of a leader possessing the el ements of strength which in them aro lack ingEdmunds being In our opinion the strongest. a rows of irxA.vz.vf7. The Circular lunnl ty Ihr Jm Tnrk laileifitMln1, Tbe Independent llepnblioan conference committee st Kew York bave issued the fol lowing circular to the delegates to tbe llepnb lioan national convention . Jknr Hir Tho undersigned beg leave re spoctfully to submit lojou as a delegate to tbe Bepublicau national convention a few points lor your consideration. We do this aa Itepublieaus, earnestly desiring to see tbe lle publlcan party succeed in tbe coming Presi dential election, and hoping to be able to con tribute our efforts to that success. It is gen erally admitted that tbe ltepnblican party, in order to succeed, must carry the state of Kew York. There are currents of thought and feeling working in the popular mind which not only seldom decide elections but are apt to be overlooked or underestimated by party managers as well as by enthusiastic friends of particular candidates. A strikingillnstrationot thin was furnished by the election of 1882 in the state of Kew York, when tho dissatisfac tion with the doings of the Kepublican state convention which dissatisfaction the party managers expected soon to blow over devel oped to their utter amazement into a majority of 1!)3,000 against the Kepublican candidate. We are sufficiently well acquainted with the el ements composing the ltepnblican vote of New York to 6ay that party allegiance as a controlling force is no stronger now than it was in 1882 ; that, on the contrary, there is an independent spirit abroad which has be come a more positive force from year to year, and that thero are tens of thousands of citi zens of this stato whose votes can be kept on the ltepublican side only if the ltepnblican candidates are not open to any serious objec tion. In this respect the following points can not be too carefully kept in view : 1. Faction fights within the ltepublican par ty have in this state been particularly bitter. The so-called ltepublican machine has become obnoxious in an uncommon degree to a very large number, if not a majority, of tho mem bers of tbe party, and it must therefore be said that any candidate who has been in a conspicuous way involved in those faction fights would,however commendable bis quali ties in other respects might be, lose thousands of ltepublican and independent votes, there by putting the state in the utmost jeopardy. 2 This being the business centre, and es pecially tbe financial centre of tho country, public sentiment is naturally sensitive here with regard to the bearing of the election up- on the treatment of all questions concerning public finance. Any candidate whose record is tainted with tho advocacy of an unsound money system will, therefore, be peculiarly weak liere. 8. Our business community is constitution ally cautions and conservative. Any candi date likely to launch the government into a fantastic or adventurous policy calculated to bring about a disturbance of our peaceable in tercourse with foreign countries will therefore inspire distrust, and not only lose a great many individual votes, but also deprive the ltepublican ticket of that moral and material support which it usually receives from tho business community generally. 4. That tbe ltepublican party cannot afford to burden itself with a defensive fight is ad mitted by every sensible person. In this re Bpect nothiog could be more disastrous than the nomination of a candidate, however pop ular, with an unclean or a justly aspailable rec ord as to his integrity. The discussions of the campaign would inevitably turn upon this one point, and we have good reason to appre hend that the moral sentiment, which has al ways been strong in the ltepublican party, would bring forth an extensive revolt in its ranks. The undersigned emphatically disclaim any purpose of dictating the nomination to be made by tbe convention, or of influencing its action by threats. There are those among us who, having always voted the ltepublican ticket, would now support any fairly nomi nated ltepublican candidate. But they know also that in the event of an unwise nomina tion a very large number of their ltepublican friends would not be governed by the same idea of party loyalty ; and, as the change of only one ltepublican in each school district in tho state would wipe out a Bepublioau ma jority equal to tbat of 18n, and as the large Tim xmvs x.v miusr. Jrvat 'liianclal Oraah In Jarir urk. On Wednesday New Y'oik had a great fi nancial panic, not equalled sluoe tbe "Black Friday" of 187II. Most stocks suffered heav ily and tnuoh excitement prevailed. Among the suspensions was that of the Metroiolitau national bank, nn Institution well known throughout the country. Wall street was iu a great state of excitement all day. Among the other failures were Hatch A. Foots, J. 0. Williams Jfc Oo., O. M. Bogart & Co., Nelson, llobinson A Oo., and Goffe it ltandall. The Second Kational bank was saved from failure only by heavy advanoes from private parties. Tbe losses of tho bank are said to be two millions. Its doors wero besieged by on ex cited crowd of depositors, frantio to withdraw their money. Secretary Folger, who was In the city, telegraphed to Washington, order ing the immediate payment of tbe 127th call for bonds. Tbe failure of Hatch A Foots was precipitated by tbe refusal of tbe Fbcunix national bank to certify their checks. This gave rise to a rumor that the l'Luinix bank was iu trouble, but It is slated on good au thority that tbey aro all right. Tbe only bus pension announced on Thursday was that of A. W. Dimock it Co, A belter feeling now prevails and it is confidently bollcveil tbat the worst is over. A west-bound freight train collided with a gravel train on the Baltimore and Ohio rail road, one mile east of Oonnellsville, Pa., Wednesday morning, and 13 laborers and a fireman were killed and 12 laborers wounded. Judah P. Benjamin, the dlstinguiihed London jurist, and formerly secrotary of state of the Bouthern confederacy, died iu Paris few days since. A Paris dispatch reports that 00O Turks have been massacred In a revolt near Sana in Arabia. Cyrus II. McOormlck, tho great mowing machine man and one of the richest men In Chicago, died on WednosJay, aged 75 years. The Northwestern car company of St. Paul. Minn., of which Senator Sabiu was a prominent member, has failed with heavy lia bilities. A grand stand fell during a base ball game in CbilJiootbe, ()., on the !Uh, and So persons wero hurt, one dangerously, Last Saturday a boy named Wells acel dently shot his mother dead at Ellcndale, l)ol., while oiling his pistol. Til" report come from Florida that Heather Island has been sold for $100,(100 to a ryndicate of capitalists, prominent among whom areex-Goveruor Horace Fairbanks and Hon Franklin Fairbanks of this state. This syndicate has formed a com pan v with $20i.- 000 capital, and propose making a mammoth orange grove on the island, which if said to contain about 4 000 acres of very rich land. Warren 11. Johnson, (i." years old, who left California on fool June 1, 1882, with a borse, wagon, cow and dog, has just arrived at his home in Webster, Mans., nil thcauiuials accompanying him. - Ten thousund people are said to be borne lesi iu Louisiana on account of recent heavy floods in some portions of the state. - Up to May 1, 1882, the number of lm lost by accidents which caused a loss of twen ty lives and more was 1008. Up to tbe first of Ma) ISM, the number is 21.M. T'bi" year so far is more calamitous, though last year waa remarkable for the number of its disas ters. --William W. Massey, paying teller of the bank of Commerce at Baltimore, Md., has been arrested for stealing $10,000 from tbe bank. A secret meeting of candy makers was held at Chicago, recently, and it has leaked out tbat the reaiou for the icrey wan that so much had to be said about the use of glu cose, that it might be detrimental if the pub lic ebould bear of it Glucose is now made for one cent and a half a pound, wbile the candy made from it sells as high as sixty cents a pound. W. H Yauderbilt recently role in a spo cial train from Lima to Dayton, O., a distauce of 74 miles, iu C4 minutes. Bridgeport. Ct, was greatly excited Tues day by suits for $300,000 brought by about siocknoiders in tbe llousatonic rol hue independent vote would inevitably become block company against John Hurd, treasurer hostile, the overwhelming disaster of 1882 would in such a caso be very likely to bs re pealed. Wo appeal to you respectfully and , urgently to consider that there is no necessity 1 whatever of burdening tbe ltepublican party 1 with an objectionable candidate in tbe com ing contest. There are among its prominent I members men well fitted to be its standard 1 bearer men of pure record and irreproacha ble character, men untainted with the scan dals of past administrations or with odious af filiations, men of sound principles and com mending themselves in all essential respects to tho esteem and confidence of their fellow citizens. While the convention may freely choose among several, each one of whom would be sure heartily to unite the party, to represent its best principles and tendencies, to strengthen it in tbe esteem of tbe people, and thus to make a ltepublican party tri umph certain, would it not be in the highest degree unwise not to say reckless and unjus tifiableto invite disaster by the nomination of persons who would provoke populnr dis- ' trust and create bitter dissension within the party as well as give impulse and strength to the opposition outside of it r 711011 BOXES. From tbe completeness with which the Gree ly expedition has been fitted out, there is rea son for hope that tbe party will be rescued. Tbe Alert, the last of the three vessels com prising tbe expedition, sailed from Kew York on Saturday. It will join the Bear and The tis on tbe Greenland coast about June 1. The three vessels wiH then make a thorough search as tbey proceed northward. The offer of $23, -000 roward will stimulate the natural love of adventure of the whalers, and thus supple ment the search made by tbe official expedi tion. It is now almost threo years since Lieu tenant Groely and his little band of 24 men landed at Lady Franklin Bay. Ko trustwor thy intelligence concerning them has been re ceived sinoe that time. As the party was provisioned for three years, it is possible that tbe missing men may be rescued alive. If they are dead, the present expedition will probably loam their fate. The Kew York Herald devotes several col umns to the statement that a dangerous band of anarchists, calling themselves "The Black Hand," are centered in Kew York, their aim being to cause assassinations and dynamite explosions abroad, with the ultimate object of u total destruction of society everywhere. These fellows are vile scamps, mostly Ger mans and cot seldom Jews, who hate all in stitutions, whatever they are, with a wild beast hatred. Herr Most, one of their most noted leaders, prints a newspaper and blows his blasts undisturbed. He has been tdvocat ing for years the commission of almost any sort of crime in order to get means to carry on "the revolution" with theft, robbery,bur glary, incendiarism, murder and advises tbat workinguen arm themselves with rifles, pis tols, bludgeons, daggers, band-grenades and poison. This sort of talk has grown familiar in recent years, and the only novelty in the Herald's "exposure" is that it really credits these fellows with managing movements of incendiaries and assassins in Europe with X,lalera Valuation of Hank hlocL, This week's Argus devotes considerable rpaco to criticism of tbe listers in the various towns for their undervaluation, as it terms it, of bank chares. After quoting a decision of the United StateB Supremo Court, reported in the 'J 1th volume of U. S. Iteports, where it was decided that tbe true way to fix the taxa ble value of national bank shares was to add the surplus to tbe capital, deduct therefrom the value of real estate owned by the bank, if any, and divide tbe remainder by the num ber of shares, which would determine the real value of each, the article goes on to comment on "tbe unlawful misconduct of the listers" in appraising the stock of the differ ent bonks within the stato below its real value and concluding tbot 62,000,000 are taken from the taxable property of tbe state by such false valuations. It says that "the listers of Brattleboro hove appraised each share of tho Vermont national bank at $G8, when its real value Is $104, and tbe People's national at SI 00, real value 122. We have not looked over the different re ports sufficiently to point out all of the mis takes in Hiram's (or Oviatfs) concluslons.but If he Is as inaccurate in all as he appears to be in figuring Brattleboro's bank valuation, we apprehend he will find it extremely diffi cult to maintain bis charges before a grand jury, as ho intimates. Take, for instance, the old bank stock here, which tho Argus claims should be appraised at 101 ; apply the Argus's method of figuring, and the stock then is only worth $80.CO on a chare, and that of the People's $120! We understand tbat our listers, in getting at the value of these shares, took into con sideration tbe fact tbat a portion, at least, of the surplus of these banks was invested in United States bonds ; and, though possibly there may be a question whether this be the correct way of determining the real value, nevertheless our listers ore manifestly nearer the actual money value of these shares than is the Argus. The operation of the high-lioense law in Illinois has reduced the number of dramshops from 13,000 to 8,000. It has at the same time increased the revenue from licenses by three million dollars. Bhipping Oommiscioner Duncan of Kew York is out of office, set adrift with tbe six cent damages which be won from the Kew York Times far alleged slander. He was re moved by Judge Wallace for not properly per forming the duties of his office. The judge appointed as Duncan's successor James C, Heed, a member of the Union league dab, who sots as President Arthur's secretary while the Utter is in Kew York. The president of the national W. 0. T. L. has appointed May 27th as a day of prayer for tbe politicians, pastors and editors of the country, "that they may lead the people away from dead issues and toward that of a national constitutional amendment prohibit ing the traffic in intoxicating liquors as a drink ," and for party leaders, that their plat form may recognize this issue. The second annual convention of the citi zens' law and order league of the United States will be held at Lako Bluff, near Chica go, Aug. 28 and 2'J. One more instance of tbe conquest of anti quated prejudice by the rights of woman has occurred in Philadelphia, where Mrs. Carrie B. Kilgore has been admitted to the county bar. The Louisiana legislature has five white and nine black ICepublicans, two black Democrats, and eight classed as Independents, in a total of 123 about tbe same proportion as in tho last body. Tbe voter is threatened with no less than six national tickets this year, to be nominated by conventions called thus : Anti-monopoly, at Chicago, May 14 ; Greenback-labor, at In dianapolis, May 28 ; ltepublican, at Chicago, June 3 j anti-Masonic, at Chicago, June 10 j Democratic, at Chicago, July 8 ; Prohibition, at Pittsburg, July 23. Gen. Grant has written the managers of the Veterans' fair at llichmond, Va., expressing tho heartiest sympathy with the movement to erect a homo for disabled Southern soldiers. The Kew York World has dropped Mr. Ed munds, and is cow devoting itsolf to proving to Bepublicans that Mr. Lincoln is cot a fit man to be the candidate of a great party, Bismarck's long contemplated withdrawal from tho Prussian ministry has finally taken place, with the consent of tbe emperor. The special grand jury appointed to con sider the crimes committed during the Cin cinnati riots have reported Si indictments. Charles A. Dana of tho Kew Y'ork Sun says conoerning Democratic success : "The prob ability is very poor likewise the possibility." The returns of the deportment of agricul ture for May make tbe wheat prospect nearly as favorable as in April, Then tbe general average was within five per cent of tho stan dard of full condition. The May average is 94, against 83 in 1883. Barring the changes of the future, a winter wheat product of about 350,000,000 bushels is indicated. Bye prom ises full as well as wheat. Ilemark by the Boston Journal . Tbe Kew York Tribune insists that the Kepublican nominee shall be either Mr. Blaine or Mr.Ar tbur, because a large majority of the delegates are cow in their favor. It does not want a dummy candidate. And yet Abraham Lincoln and General Garfield were "dummy" candi dates. The ltepublican candidate must be a mac who can carry Kew York. Mr. Blaine's friends say that Arthur cannot, and Mr, Ar thur's friends say that Blaine cannot. The convention will accept that statement, and se lect a man who can be sure of Kew York, of the concern, charging fraud 111 its manage ment. All Hum properly wa attached. Tbo Paaquebet, a French banker, sunk in a collision with the Nora egion bark Veuu-, from London for Montreal, on the 28th ult., 3 miles south of St. Pierre, and 12 of her crew were drowned. In Kew Y'ork, Monday, Isaac D. Ederbi, a chemist, aged CO, who had separated from KU wife, called on her and shot her, inflicting aTatal wound. Ho then shot bis little son dead and afterward took bis own life. Charles O'Connor, the eminent New Y'ork lawyer, died at his residence in Nantucket Monday, aged 80. Thomas C. Brsdshsw, a young man re Biding in Cambridge, Mass., shot his father Tuesday, inflicting fatal wounds. Domestic troubles caused the shooting. Ex-United States Marshall Wni. Spenoe has been convicted at Nashville, Tenn., of murder in the first degree for killing his son-in-law, E. S. Wheat. The l'Jth annual meeting of the national temperance society was held at Kew York on Tuesday. The annual report showed that the past year has been one of the most prosper ous since tbe organization of tbe society, and over 10,000 was expended on missionary work among tbe freedmen in the southern states. Dr. Mark Hopkins was elected presi dent and vice-presidents were elected, repre senting every state and territory ltesolutions were passed condemning tbe licensing of the sale or manufacture of intoxicants in any form. The treasurer's report showed annual receipts of $70,082 and disbursements of $70,102 Jffn Hampshire 2l'ola. Asahel Collins of Marlboro hanged him self in hiu.barn on Monday. He leaves $6000 to the town for school purposes. James A. Crawford of Korth Littleton, aged 20, was drowned Sunday night while rowing on the Connecticut river. The annual meeting of tho Ashuelot rail road company was held at Eeene on Tuesday. The treasurer's report shows the net earnings of the road to be $18,808 j dividend of (!) percent, 13.050; surpluB, $51.08; total Burplus, $20,655. Franklin P. Noma, a young Concord law yer, was recently found in his room in a Btarv- j j' to keep my old hat handy till after the convection ; 1 ten you i tie: A lot of fellers JL Farmer's OlMervatlona on thr Polit ical mutation. The Springfield ltepublican gives the fol lowing soliloquy of a Vermont farmer . Am I for Edmunds '- Hay 5 Wal, I calkerlato I be ' This ain't no great shakes of a hat, but it'll go 'bout aa high aa any on 'em when the horn blows. I sha'nt do much throwin' jest yet, though. Time enough to holler when the hay is in the barn 'specially if the weath er is a little catchin'. It's a singler thing ; here's everybody sayin' that Edmunds would make a ripper of a President, and that be would be one of the best runnin' men the Be publicans could get and then all hands say that thero ain't no possible way of cominatin' him. Wal, that ain't jutt it, but you get the idee. It's curia . it is. "Presidential light nin' " they call it, and so 'tis. Lightnin' don't alters hit the biggest tree. You'd oal'rally thick 'twould but it don't and that's the end on't. It'll go right by a whalin' big ma plo sometimes, and then come down on some plaguy little staddle tbat nobody wouldn't think of, and knock it higher'n a kite. Ko ; tho biggest man ain't always made President Wal, there's one thing about it ; if Edmunds don't gain nothin', I don't see how he can lose much. Lot's of folks havo good luck mindin' their own business. A man renin' onto a spring when he's - plowin' makes so much, ye know, clear but mortgagin' his farm to dig a well is diUerent. And there's Blaine thinks he's about tbo biggest toad in the puddle cow, don't be ? Been writin' a book. One 'o them agents tackled me with it t'other day when I waa plantin' pertaters, and follered me a whole row, jabberin' away and showin' tbe picters and red covers. I got sorter sick of his clack, and told him, kinder ser'oiK, I'd hear tell that boots made out of book agent's hide would wear like all nater. That feller gave me up. I didn't wont nothin' of his book and I don't wont nothin' of Blaino, nuther. Smart ? Yes, he's smart enough, if that's all. But when I go to town meetic' I'm jest a lee tie slow 'bout helpin' into office a man that a common kind of farmer wouldn't das to trade bosses with. He's a little tricky, I guess, that feller I s'pos ed, after tryin' it twioe, Blaine would sorter call it half a day and quit, but no ; he's at it again, with bis head up like a line-back Bteer in a cornfield. He.'s a cud, and co mistake, Blaine is ; but I reckon some of them fellers will up set bis applecart before he gets through. There is such a thing as bein' too smart. Then there's Arthur they make lots of fun of him 'cause his britches set so snug. I s'pose he ougbter wear clo'es that wouldn't hardly do for me to burn brush in, though and mebbe he's better lookin' than I be any way. I hain't got nothin' agin him, but he ain't jest urn wal I dunno. I like to see a mac, if be calls himself a farmer, build a little good stone wall every year, or suthin' of tbe sort that's about it. And I hain't noth in' agin young Lincoln, neither. "Got nothin' but a great name," they say. Mebbe that's so ; but a big name is bettcr'c a little one. It's critters of a good breed that's most like ly to do well. And, speakin' of lightnin', after all (here ain't no tree that grows that's as likely to be hit as a big, high, solid hem lock with the bark on. Taint best ter give up Edmunds too easy ; 'twont take much of a hyste now to set him on his feet, and I'm go ing condition, and soon after died. He board ed himself, and in hii room was a bag of common crackers and a glass of water. He was upright and industrious, bnt had actually starved to death for want of business. Harold L. Mason, on trial at Concord for the murder of his brother-in-law, Hansom L. Til ton at Yittafield has been acquitted. are clpherin' up the delegates and settlin' ev erything all coinfable, but there don't no two of 'em agree, and, I tell yer, there don't co one of 'em know what he's talkin' about. The smartest man in the world can't tell bow a field of pertaters will turn out jest by lookin' at the tops. Local Intelligence. Announcements If the gentleman who took tho gold bailout from pair of coffe 00 tbe night of the are will retain then t L. 1. Alden he oia stt tbrlr loll tlo- Id moan. T bclr vahio to him on-lrt-. Is melt biTlaa ben Rift f rata a mead. Tlir old reliable IUrlford, Mow Yotl, rnMylTSBU end foreign Ireloesrawe ecwraulei repremittd by cndwsrth k Obllda afferd sbietaie preteetlra. Tbe bettltthe Hlftt lo the end. II rultlelMt ro. Fruit trees are beginning to blossom. rireman'a parade to-morrow afternoon. J. M. Perry, late tuner at Bstey's, has gono to Detroit. W. S. Brooks is marketing some Ko. 1 asparagus this season. Ool. L K. Fuller will aet at chief mar shal in tbe cxerciaes on Memorial day. George J. Brooks returned on Tuesday from his winter's stay in San Francisco. Misa Carrie Gllmoro ia to appear at tbe rink again to-night and to-morrow night. The subject of ltev. Mr. Tower's sermon next Sunday will be "Saul's Mistake." Tbe proposed meeting of Post Sedgwiek relief oorps has been postponed to next Sat urday evening, W. A. Dutlon is getting out a monument of Italian marble, of very beautiful design, for Frank liorton. Mr. M. B. Savory baa returned to town, and la to resume bis position of organist at tbe Episcopal church. Tbe First ltegiment band will give a con cert from tho Brooks House balcony after the parade to-morrow afternoon. By invitation of the pastor, Post Sedg wick, G. A. It., will attend servioe at the Con gregational church on Sunday, the 2ilb. Orowell baa broken ground for a cottage on the new street nortti of Forest square which the selectmen laid last year. The Murray club will present a Mother Goose operetta at Crosby hall next Tuesday evening, beginning at 7:4:. o'olock. The spring rhoot of the Brattleboro rifle club will take place Tuesday, May SO. Tbe range will be open at 7 o'clock r. u. Peter Chase is raising a largo crop of dandelions this season, and tbo plants aro now in suitable oondition for potting. Try them. I Major A. B. llattings goes to Meriden, Conn., to-day to work for the Wilcox it Whits organ company, and has resigned his offloe In the Eatey Guard. Cigars are said to be unusually plenty among certain of the "boys'' since tbe night of the fire. How ia tbtf, gentlemen of the fire police '! O. J. Pralt baa opened u new and finely arranged cloak department in rooms immedi- ! atel) over bis store, which he invites all tbe ladies to call aud examine. 1 llev. David Shurtlell, formerly of this ' section, baa been installed pastor of tbe Con gregational church at Petersham, Maaa., after supplying the pulpit for about eight months. The selectmen were so well pleated with the operation of the new Champion road ma chine which waa exhibited the other day that tbey bave ordered one for tbe use of tbe town. The pretended spiritualistic exhibition given at the town ball Sunday evening by "Prof." Wayland and W. A. Oonant waa de cidedly "Ibiu." and tho whole concern bore 1 evident marks of fraud. It is expected that at tbe railroad meet ing to be held at tbe town hall to night facts and figures will be presented of interest to friends of tbe road and a definite plan of ac tion suggested. Let there be a full attend ance. Charles Stockwell of West Brattleboro, while painting on Miss Dalton's house, Mon day, fell from the top of a ladder to the ground, some 20 feet. Ko bouea wore brok en, however, and he waa at work agin in a day or two. Mr. Siyford, the evangelist, will cIom bia labors here next Sunday. There will be b metting for young converts and inquirers in the chapel of the Congregational cbureb at 3.3 l'. u Closing servioe in tbe church in the evening at 7 o'clock. Mr. Liberty Howe, aged 80, a former resident of Dover, where be was well known and highly respected, was found doad at an early hour Monday morning, at the resideuoe of bis son in-law, Goorge W. Brown, on Brook street He had been troubled with a dropsical affection, which undoubtedly caused his death. When tbe engineer at Church's planing mill sounded the whistle Tuesday noon, tbo blowing out of a loose screw connected there with prevented shutting off forsome five min utes, and the natural result was the raising of a cry of fare, the turning out of the fire de partment, and a general rush on the streets to find out where the fire was. Mr. F F French received a telegram yesterday announcing the death of his brother-in-law. Mr L-mnel Gulliver, at his resi. dence iu Somcrrille, Mass., at the age of 77. Mr. Gulliver was for many years caahler of the Union national bank of Boston, and his wife, a native of this town, was formerly principal of Mount Holyoke female seminary An insane man named Pino, formerly an inmate of the anylum, was brought here by bia brother on Saturday to be again placed in tbe institution, but for lack of tbe neces sary papers he had to be left at tbo American Houae over Sunday, where, being left by his brother without a keeper.be made things dis agreeably lively, but fortunately did not barm anyone. Tho " Wantastiquet" lawn tennis club was organized last week with Miss Ethel Dalton as president. Miss Amy O. Aid is secretary, Mr. O. A. Marshall treasurer, and an exoou tivo committee of threo. The popularity of this lively and attracthe game appears to be on tbe increase among our young people, aud some very interesting tournaments may be expected in the course of the season. Our veteran carpenter and builder, Mr. Harvey Houghton, is putting the finishing touch's on A. F. Boynlon's bouse on Grove street, which tbe owner already occupies in part. The interior of tbo house is handsome ly finished in ash, cherry, birch, and other hard woods, and both in its general design and execution it is a highly creditable piece of work. The will of Ellen V Bead, late of Wil mington, came up again for allowanco in tbe probate court on Monday, the case having been once continued. After bearing tbe tea- ! timony of tbe attesting witnesses. Dr. Gregg and b. N. iiemcE, me court admitted tbe will, the husband and contestant, Charles F. Heed, offering no evidence. The case goes to the county court. J. M. Tyler is counsel for proponents ; K. Haskica and O. E. Bat terfield for tbe contestant. We desire to call the attention of our readers to a poem by our townsman, George A. Uinee, which appears in another column of this paper. We bave always known that George was on exceedingly modest mac, but when a production of his contains so much merit the publio will find him out unless he sends it to somebody who lives farther away than Kansas. We bave copied the poem from the Topeka Daily Capitol, in which it appear ed, doubtless, without his knowledge. About 11 o'clock Tuesday night tbe old pumpshopownedby Henry Bumham.near tbe High school lot, was discovered to be on fire at tbe north end, but the fire department waa on hand promptly at the call, and the build ing, which was uninsured, was saved with cot more than $100 damage. The building was occupied by Alden A Frost, cigarmakers, who lost some $1000 worth of stock, on which there was an insnrance of $700. It is gene rally believed that tbe fire was of incendiary origin. With to-morrow night the "star" per. f ormances at the skating rink will end for the season, and on Monday evening next there wUl be a grand complimentary entertainment for tbe benefit of Manager Lawton and the other employes. The military band have tendered their services for the occasion, and there will be exhibitions of fancy skating, a half-mile race for tbe local championship and other features of interest. Hereafter, during the warm season, the rink will only be open on Saturdays, Our northern neighbor, the News and Citizen of Hyde Park, is highly complimen tary to Brattleboro's delegation at the recent state convection. This is the way it speaks of it in its issue of the 8th . "For a strong team at a political convention, Brattleboro takes the premium. We understand tbat at the state convention the delegation from that lively hamlet was made up of such politioal timber as Geo. W. Hooker, J. M. Tyler, B.D. Harris, J. L. Martin, J. J, Estey, Kittredge Hsskins bnt why continue ? The whole list was good, and almost any one of thorn com petent to fill tbe offico of chief executive of our state. Hooker is but recently from tbe important position of sergeant-at arms of tbe national house of representatives, is the Ver mont member and astiataut secretary of tbe ltepublican national committee, and it is said is already arranging to put on brass buttons j J M. Tyler, who presided over the conven tionand he presided well is but recently from the national Congress, and is mentioned as available timber for tbe next gubernational nomination 1 Julius J. Estey is the state sen ator from Windham county ; Harris is one of our delegates &t-largo to Chicago ; Martin is tbe speaker of our Iloase of lleprwttitaHre. while Hsekina n mpi lb important posi tion of United M tales Dlstriot Attorney for Vermont. Wb.i heats Brattleboro when sbe goes a-sbeariug ?" Tbe following is tbo list of letters remain Ing in tbe Brattleboro met offloe, May 10: Mrs, HilST AmMoo, Mn. John lmjle, lira. A. II. Falter, Mm. Ella M. Harris Mm. Martha Ulldretb, AnfroaU Job&ouu 'i. flattie Mcoare, Ida A. Martin, Marv li'xl, Mra. Annette Htreeter. lnollue Hoott, Oeo. O. Alton, V, A. Bimm, U. 11. Hater, Oeorge Ulahton, N. F. Hernia. W. 1). Uarrett, (tea. Cottoo, Jttnea Ottl nld, Morrie Ueviae, Jim Doosld, T. 0. IlsrM.HInc Leo, FnnelaA. Btanlej, Joseph 8ameon, W.r.Sbarpe, 1:. 11. Vtymatt. 11 eW for Metier Direction tut sule Cnllerjr Co., Day Bute, Matt. nsiTTixDOBo's ust fob 1884. Tho board of listers, Messrs. J. S. Out ting, F. W. Childt and II. E. Gordon, have completed their arduous labors, and yesterday filed tbeir report with the town clerk accord ing to the law The following is an abstract : Valuation of real estate aa eatabutbed br tbe Hute Eqnalliine Hoard at tbe latt qmdrennltl appraisal, $1,W0,WJ 00 Addltlo&a made to the appralaal of real eatate for Improreraenta alncc tbe latt quadrennial appralaal, 17,768 00 Ileal eatato eaetnpt from taxation at tbe time of tbe latt quadrennial appraleal, tbe eieraptlou on wbleb bt elooe el pi red, eppralied at 2,100 DO Ileal eetale omitted from laat quadrennial appralaal, 600 00 iJeduetlone made from tbo valuation of real raute by reaaon of Sre, 1,30100 Total valno of real eatale alter making ancb deduction!, 1,979.710 00 lvraonal huu, 1,(12,397 00 Total amount of real and personal eatats, S,S39,117 M Hedaetlona from Hat of tax-payers on ac count of debte owing, 749.&16 00 Total int. ,717 Number of polle 1455 ; firemen 3S3. Compared with last year thero is a small de crease in the grand total of real and personal estate amounting to SSZ,7o, causing a reduc Hon of 4170.75 in the grand list, which is the basis of taxation. This is in part accounted for by an increose'of $12,100 in the amount of deductions made on account of debts ow ing, but more largely because of a material decrease in some of the larger personal lists, as in that of the Estev Organ company, which falls off some 08,000, owing to investments in real estate elsewhere. The polls number 1'2 more than last year, the firemen 19 more. Wilder Harris and Mrs. C. V. Evans were Ihe only persons who allowed their lists to be doubled because of non-compliance with tbe law. THE EE00U1) HATCH AT OAE OSOTZ L1NQE, TDBBUAT, MAT 18. lsstsevstio nmized Wednesday eveaias. BMs 1 d partners for Bpar, ranging from ten to sixty ssmts, estwed sane fan. though this and similar wb ernes booed on eboaoe tten not to call forth much enthusiasts on tbe part of those young folks who prefer tbat principle of tbe great showman, "Ton pays your mon ey and takes your eboiee." Mr r. V. Anlln ihn 1Vim1,miiI tntlll- I Her, will lie here on Tbursdsy aud Friday of next weet. A flag will be presented to Ilirebard I'ost G. A. It. at Union hall May 21st, with pre sentation speech from M. Davidson, Esq. In behalf of tbe donor, Mrs. M. A. Bircbard. Appropriate Decoration-day ceremonies are to be observed on tbe 30th. Tbo address wilt be delivered by Wilder Uumap, Esq., of Burlington. W. C. T. C. meeting on the 2lit with Mrs. Davidson. reoovers saAotetitly be will return to x Tovk a host tin let of Jane. " The exwefcM Of the I. O. G 1 next Tuesday evening will oonsiat of taneiT reatlltigii na a debate uin the follo,. nmatJen "llatnleaal Tl,.t n ' 'R question : "lleeolted, Tbat Secret OrniM tleas are tbe most Potent in Promotino i " 13 11 s 11 11 i 11 n it let 11 11 11 11 11 10 11 n sies II 10 11 11 11 iu 10 s 101 9 ID 1(1 10 10 11 11 IM 1 13 11 10 13 u 10 v 11 11 yt s 10 11 e 10 11 10 1 9- n Cobb, Ntohole, rreonh, Rltttb, Lamb, liarnee, fla-llons lull.. The bailiffs have appointed as policemen for the coming year L. T. Ijovell, 2d, C. L. Fletcher, O. L. Slader and H. M. ltedfield. The town hall building committee bave a plan which will soon be brought before a special town meeting, which provides for the finest publio hall in tbe state and one of tbe finest in Kew England. 1'oadTlllr. Tbe ladies of tbe sewing circle, baving appropriated tho sum of $10 to replenish tbo Sabbath school library, havo purchased there with &8 new volumes, thereby giving a good supply of reading matter to all connected with the school. Mrs. Mason Ingram left for Troy, K. V., on tbe 10th Inst., where she will soon be join ed by Mr. Ingram, when they will proceed on tbeir western tour, to be absent most of tbe summer, visiting Mr. Ingram's children, who reside in Missouri, Kebrasko, etc., also many friends in other western states. Our summer school opened Monday, May 12th. LINES OX THE DEATH Or TCASEIE BBOOKS. No wonder thine eyes are weeping Baali bitter aud lonely It re, Ir the oeM, etUl form of Frankla liaa opened a grave of yeara. 11 ow brbjbt and fair ble atay on earth ! It filled thy bonaewitb Kir, TIM tbe Bbepfeerd came for tbe tender lamb. And bore him acroea tbe a&a. "Fleaee, mamma," came aweet and faat, A emtio lit his Infant f aee ; Ula arma about onr neck be etaeped, And liaaeed to deatb'e embrace. And abeltered now In tbo manafona fair, Ko earthly blight be will know. Hat ever tbe Harlonr'a lace beooM, And like blm In beauty grow. 8afe In tbe tender Shepherd a earr, Folded In arma of lore, Wrtb auinteea robea, o meet blm there. In that bleoaed world above. Catnlirtu'a'eport. ltev. Dr. Stevens of Westminster West preached here last Sunday in exchange vtitb Khv. G. T. Cbapin. A. II. ltiggs, formerly of this place, was here on Tueaday and sold his household goods at auction. A. W. and G. M. Dimond are spending a short vacation a home. Cbe-atvr. Joash Fletcher was thrown from his car riage in Ludlow Sunday and fatally hurt. His borse waa frightened by a bicycle. The receipts from the "Queen Esther" entertainments lost week were 123. Another town meeting will be held on the 24 tb to aee if a vote can bo got to rescind tbe recent vote to build a $10,000 town ball. Eiaat Hover. It. A Prouty is now occupying tbo bouse he bought of D. S. Prouty. W. II. Butlerfield has moved into tbe 11. P. Freeman bouse. A. D. Feesenden cut bis foot recently, while mending fence for J. II. Metcalf. Crt-f a llltrr. Thr- ladies' ail society will meet next Thursday afternoon. Thero will be services in the Methodist church next Sundsy at 10.30 a. It. Grass is looking finely. ttullfortl Ccmlrr. ltev. B. Martin of Wardsboro will preach in Green liivcr next Sunday at 10.30 a. is., and in tbe town hall hero at 2 r. it. llav. James Eastwood of Kewport. K.H., gave ua an interesting sermon last Sunday. The ladiea' circle will meet in their rooms next Thursday afternoon. Halifax. Mrs. Emerson Thnrbcr is Bick with ery sipelas. F. II. Kiles has moved back to his farm. Timotby Larrabee and wife have gono to Bellows Falls for tbe summer. Mrs. Wm. Holmes fell and broke her shoulder tbe other day. Albert l'utnam has moved into Wm. Pot ter'a tenement. Geo. D. Crittenden of Shelburne Falls, Mass.. hat several men at L. W. Sumner's, cutting white beech lumber. Jesse Kilss's boot shop caught fire lately from a burning chimney, but was only slight ly damaged. Tbe following are the teachers employed in tbe several districts . Ko. 1, Ida M. Har ris : 2, Kettie Morse of Whltingham . 11, Em. ma Higley . 4, Hattie M. Clark; :., Lilian De wolf : 0 Vienna Houghton : 7, Minnie Tuck er Graoe Plumb : 11, Bertha Dewolf ; 13. Vesta Willard. Mattio Powers is teach ing in Ooleraine, Mass., Eleanor Griffin in Wilmington, and May Follett and Addle Pot ter in Whitinghom. hontli Halifax. Jed. Stark lately sold a pair of two-year-old steers that tipped the scalet at 5200. Jackaoovlllej. Joseph Converse is quite sick. Deacon L. A. Warren is out again. There was a frost 00 Tuesday morning. Vegetation is advancing rapidly. It. Q. Wilcox has gone to Canada to bny horses. E. E. Putnam is adding a piazza to the south side of his house. Onr merchants and milliners havo re turned from market with tho usual supply of goods. Tbe upper department of our village school is taught by Miss Cora F. Bratton of Stamford, the lower department by Misa Min nie L. Ilillmanof Coleraine, Mass., and tbe school in district Ko. 3 by Miss Addie E. Pot ter of Halifax. The educational meeting at Sadawga on Wednesday, nnder tbe direction of Superin tendent Dartt, was both interesting and profit able. Miss Mary Winn has returned from Bos ton, where she has spent part of the winter in the family of Prof. L. A. Dutterfield of tbe Boston university. 0. It. Bobrm of Washington, D. 0., spe cial examiner for pensions, has spent some dsys hero recently on official business. The following officers of the Universalis! Sunday school were chosen last Sunday : Su perintendent, Mrs. It. D. Brown ; assistant superintendent, Clarenoo Shepardson ; secre tary, Miss Kellie Winn ; assistant secretary, Miss Kettie Morse ; librarian, Miss Martha French ; assistant librarian, Wallace Allen ; treasurer, Miss JanajBarley ; organist, Miss Kettie Morse ; penny-collector, r'.ffle Brown. At tbe annual meeting of the fire com pany, held May 3d, these offioers wero elected for the coming year : Foreman, 11. Q. Wil cox ; 1st assistant, A. C. Stetson ; 2d assist ant, W. P. Jones ; clerk, D. G. Taylor ; as sistant clerk, E. H. Stetson ; treasurer, A. A. Dutterfield ; collector, E. U. Porter hose men, A. A. Butlerfield, H. It. Stone, F. Dal rymple, F. B. Johnson j stewards, E. H. Stet son, Samuel Winn, Geo. K. Briggs. Jamaica, J. A. Muzzy is home from market with the fullest stock of goods he has ever had in his store. P. W, Perry A Son havo added to their business of tanning a stock of wagons and light carriages of all kinds. Samuel Wells, S. Foskett and Wm. B. Johnson oil have theirnew bouses about ready to occupy. Eddy Fulton has given a contract to Hor ace Banders to build a house and barn for him on land lately bought by him of Asa Fulton oo Water street, Dr. Chas. W, Hay returned Saturday evening from Kew York, where he had been for a fall term of post-graduate lectures which he is now prepared to give his patients tho benefit of. His many f riauds here welcome his return. If arrases. The Bunday school entertainment for the purpose of raking library funds was well pt- Tonmbeod, E. J. Knapp is in market this week after a new supply of spring and summer gnods. Weat Towaihead, The hotel rejoices in a new coat of paint, and Barrett's store has got to catch It next. D. E. Boydec, who has charge of A. It. I'iereei's strawberry fields, reports the pros lect good for a large yield. Mrs. Hathswuy and daughter, who for the paat year have been living in Massachu setts, havo returned, and will occupy K. Pom eroy 's new house. C. P. Barrett is in Boston, purchasing his stock of spring goods, which will be larg er than usual and as attractive as possible. I'eraea. ltev. E. W. Whitney will preach In the UnivercaliHt church neit Sunday at 2:30 r. af. All are invited. Elder M. A. Potter of Worcester, Mass., will preach in tbe chapel uext Sunday at 10:30 A. M. and 1:30 r xi. A valuable horse belonging to J. 0. Frost died of pneumonia at Greenfield. Mass., on Wednesdsy. It had been driven to Spring field, and was on its return borne. Dr. Goodwlllie returned from Kew York on Monday, leaving his daughter Anne with her uncle. The listers, on completing tho grand list for 1881, find a decrease in the amount of personal estate from 18S3 The following named persons nave a grondlist of over $20 tlobert Alleo, 1X1 : E. E. Heldlnc. J3I.S5: Patriot Hroauabaii. X37 , helbaniel HriKjfce. $164.14 . FrankUu Uarber, S7.6o. Wm. U. Brown, MUW; L. w. Urown. SS7 . A. 8. Hrown, R9 : Fred I.. Hrown, Ml; J.U.anO J. E. Hall, J25 ; M l Bryant, tlu : A. I. Cnaptn. lis . Mary CaSm. fit. elwnUunklee,t3S.VI:laueEddy. la; 3. L. Franklin, SS3.65 . W. A. Franklin, $32.17. J. O. Frott and wtfi. (05.45 ; G. r. Oonld, S-M.lu; S. H. IloujbtoD. SSLSO: E. 11. Heard, (37.12: O. ILUnb- mo, i.jui novo, toe-ire; u. uaaiey, IZJ.4U; . Ilwlgbt Jobnaon,t41.70; I. W. Jobnaoc, S9.S7; F.W. i Jobnton, ttl-eo; C. N. Johnion, tt3.C: T. L. John- eon, 1123: Mareball Lee, HUM ; Geo W, ly, f3T.DU: aucuel Ullli, liui ; s. H. uiner. 134.13; L. I Nor ton (eat.), fl-4.05 ; I. 8. Pneet. su ; C. 1. Ilerce. t31 40 ; M. 1 and E. M. Heed. 139.20 . 1'. Hyan. (13.43 ; A. Btrbbtna, (60.37 ; A. Htebbme, trnatee, (303 30 ; U. 1'. htebbWa,lta.H); Lney Htebbini. (37 : L. O Koott,(24.. S3 ; A. E. beott, (AI.S7 ; F. F. II. htrreui, (31 ; bolo mon Tbaycr, (2CSI ; Lratlna Tyler, (27.4s: Vf.II. Tj ler (eat.), (30 J9 ; A. V bllbed, (St.43 ; J.u. Weather bead, (4IU0. Farm work is somewhat delayed on ac count of the wet weather ; gra-u is growing finely. In the death of Miss Annie Shaksbober, on Sunday, the 4th, after a short sicknes, one of our most estimable young ladies is taken from our midst. Although the best medical aid was obtained her life could cot be saved The remains were taken to Arling ton the next Tuesday for bunaL Tbe grief stricken parents have the sympathy of the en tire community. Callie Bliss is teachinc in the Bucketville district ; Cora Leonard in the Podunk district ; I Lorn Holden at South Wardsboro ; Miss Har ris in tbe Doolittle district and Miss Wilson j In district Ko. 2. i Weatnalosacr Mr. Alvin Wright has bought tbe Moul ! ton house and lot, paying JT.'oO. Mr. Moul ! ton, baving bought a house in Boston, will l remove there next fall. The meeting of the Windham county association of Congregational ministers will meet in Westminster on Tuesday and Wednec l day of next week. Public service in tbe i church on Tuesday evening. ITbltlatrtaaBi. , The COth birth-day anniversary of the ' Hon. Otis II. Wheeler was celebrated at his pleasant home onthelOlh inst Kotwithntand . ing the etorm some 40 friends and neighbors 1 were present to enjoy tbe exercises. Mrs. ! Wheeler read an excellent letter from Miss i Ida Chase of Worcester, Mass. : also a poem written for tho occasion by ltev. T. P. Briggs I of Boston, Mass. Mr. Thomas Fowler read I a poem full of mirth and Miss Alma Wheeler entertained the company by singing and play ing on the organ. Mr. Abraham Chase was j master of ceremonies. In behalf of.the donors ltev O.Smith presented to Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler gifts from ltev. T. B. Briggs, Mies i Ida Chase, Mrs. Mary Wheeler, Mies Alma Wheeler, and from frieiuls and neighbors, a purse of money, ill.-' and a rocking chair. Mr. Wheeler responded with many thanks for I being bo kindly remembered. All were then in I vited to be seated at tbe table laden with good j things. Every one present contributed to make the occasion one of enjoyment, and on , leaving, wished both Mr. and Mrs. Wheeler, I with their numerous family of girls and boys, ' many happy birth-days. , Tho Bsptist Sunday school reorganized l on the 11th inst, by choosing Mrs. Cracdall Coats and Mrs. Otis B. Wheeler superintend I entsj Mrs. Coats, secretary and treasurer; Mr. Geo. Hubbard, librarian ; Mrs. Otis li ' Wheeler, Mr. S, Bickford, Mr. Otis B I Wheeler, Mrs. Daniel Davidson, Mrs. Marsh i and Mrs. Coats, teachers. o. ITIIIIaaaavlIlo. I Fred Wheeler, employed in Howard Bros." mill, bad the thumb and all tbe fingers of bis , left hand token oil by a circular saw oo Tuts osy. ltev. H. F. Forrest of Wilmington will preach in the Methodist church next Sunday at 1:30 r, M. Oar sehool is prospering well under tbo instruction of the competent teacher, Henry W, Bailey. sTIlnalactoa. Kice spring weather, but rather moist at present. The cannon which the Democrats so kindly put out of sight in the campaign of 1880 was discovered the other day by work men nnder tbe M. E. church, and is now in condition to declare the glorious ltepublican victories of 1684. A. P. Cheeseman, who has been at work for the Kewtons up in Searsburg and on tbo log drive, is cow at borne. 0. T. Denton has been in town for a few days past after cattle. 0. B. Lawton is quite sick with neural gia. Our merchants returned from market this week with a very fino assortment of sea sonable goods. Tbe Champion road machine was work ed here last Friday and Saturday and its trial gave such satisfaction that the selectmen have purchased one of the machines and will soon commonce the working of the roads. The micBtrel show given last Saturday evening by local talent was a very fine enter tainment. Tbe house was crowded. The singing and instrumental music was particu larly fine. There is talk of repeating it soon, Leslie Ware went to Kew York Wednes day to work for IL B. Gushman, a baker. Your correspondent made a mistake in stating that Wm. Vogel would work for John Patch this summer. He is on from Kow York, bnt is somewhat out of health, u he Herman Ware, who owns a frn, lbo one mile southwest of the village, b. uu ' into partuerahlp hi brotber-ln-law ( i Grlffln. 1 Tbe educational meeting held yesterdar waa Interesting and quite fully attended act era! teachers being present from other town, Windham. Tbe auction sale of property belong,!),, to W. B. ltboades's estate, which was alioon, cd on aoaaunt of bad weather, comes off en Tuesday. Mouth Windham. ltev. U. V. Baker will remain with it,,, people another year, being tbe third. The old board of officers of tho Suoiltt school were reelected May 4th. We are glad to learn tbat David H jM recovering from the injuries be received t few weeks sinee. School in District Ko. R opened May ;,ih with ii scholars ; Miss Bukie Ltwnu'. of Townabend, -teacher. 11. S. Jennison has leased bit farm to bit son Kirk, and has moved into the villsgi Mr. Wellman, the new merchant, ha taken possession. Hi- it a young man vbe comes well recommended. Farm work is progressing slowlj, in oon sequence of the oold weather. A Ulaadalo.K.lI. Hinsdale is without a repairer of jwelrr It oilers good inducements to a Ural-claw workman. H. F. liorton and wife started latt week on an extensive tour through Dakota and the KorthwesU Kewhall Si Sttbblns bave already dispos ed of several hundred of their lawn-mowert although early in tbe season. Ernerts pro nounoe them tbe best machine iu tht- tntrktt Key. Mr. Foil of tbe Methodist church exsbanged pulpits with tbe Baptiet minister last Sunday, and ltev. U. IL Hamilton ex changed with liev. E. Harmon of Winches ter. Pear and plum trees are in blossom, and apple-trees will be next week. Potatoes are selling bard at 30 to In cents a bushel. Better havo sold them lost fall for SO cents. 8. M. Wilder is improving bis bous on Hirer street by tbe addition of a piazza and a bay-window. Work oc the Universalis! parsonag. u progressing well. i Xenophon Btrecter was arrested on Vini. nesday of last week by Post OCoe Inspector Lam son for taking mail from the pott offi -and falling to deliver it. Streeter live u: the south part of tbe town, and it appears n hat been the custom of his neighbors and the peo ple living on the road to tbu village to air, him to get their mail for them when he went to tbe village, which be usually did three or four times a week. It seems that JantttBaa ,coni, who lives near Streeter and has summer boarders, once or twice loot summer, b lug Btrecter going by, asked him to bring do at tbe mall for herself and boarders, which he did, and delivered it. Straetcr was at the of fice ooe day during the summer, and seeing a letter in the Batcom box a-ked Postmaster Fisk for it- Tbe letter contained a check for 920. Had it not been for thin, in ail proba bility Streeter would not bave bii found ou! but OS tbe party to whom it was directed was expecting it. suspicion fell on Streeter Ho ever, nothing definite oould be provoJ about this particular letter, so the matter has retted. This spring one Fisher, with whom Streeter associates and in whose family be lives much of the time, while under the inflame.- of i, quor dropped several hints which coLfiriued tbe suspicion that Streeter knew mUoli th? letter. Therefore, st viral data liefore Street er' s arrest, Iuspectur Laai-on and Fostnjter Fisk advised him to make a clean br a,t of it. At first be di-uk-d any knowMg of it but a few days Itter be brought lb letter back to Postmaster Flak and mail- a tub con fession. The envelope was brokeii open by Stroetcr, bo supposed it contain-d money XSernariiatoa, .VI ana. Frank Burrowa ie ou a trip w, ,t Jobu Saudtrsou ha had lb, n.iafortune to lo.-G two of his horfeB recently Tbe houses in which D K- Connabie, Jonathan Slate, and Mr. Broadu-k lite are being newly painted. There will be no more lyceume at the Institute this term. Mr. Wayne, a cigar-maker, has moved i into Wright Crispin's honss. I The Congregational society held a 60cia- ' ble at Mr. Crowcll's on Wednesdsy. Tbe Methodists have changed thjir hour I of eervice ou Sunday from afternoon to fon- noon. Our boys beat the Dickenson academy I boys 29 to 20 at base ball, Saturday. Arms I academy club comes here to-morrow to play i the return game. I Tbe second windmill in town has bees erected by Frank Burrows. ltev. L. M. Pierce and wife have been visiting in town this week. He has received a call to the Congregational church in Black stone. L. r. Whitced is digging the oollar and drawing the stone for Charles Barber's new bare Mr. Maycard has moved from Winches, ter, K. H., into the Burt Pork house. Eight of our young ladies braved the storm and saw the ''Yankee 6ingin' skewl" at Greenfield Tuesday night Mr. Titcomb is soon to erect a new barn. Mrs. Coffin, widow of a Univcrsalist cler gyman, is spending a few weeks at this her former home. Mrs. L K. Drown is president. Mrs. H. Hale vice president, and Mrs. W. E. Kicbols secretary of the Unitarian ladies' society for the coming year. Xear-by Staaaachnaeiu Xotve. The village of IMveraide, just across the river from Turners Falls, was visited by a disastrous fire early Tuesday morning, involv ing a loss of $12,000, on which there was an insuranoe of only i4!KK). TLo fire caught from a defective chimney in W. G Johnson's two-story store and tenement building. John son, who lived in the second story, bsrely es caped with his wife and children by jumping from a window. Leydcn has votjd to build a new town huse, not to exceed $2000 in cost. A Gexzcous Act. It is stated on pood au thority that on the Bunday before the Grant A Ward failure Gen. Grant went to Wm. H. Van derbllt and asked bim to loon him $150,000. which, he said, was to help the firm of Grant t Ward tide over the affairs of the Marine bank, which needed a little aid. Mr. Vander bilt loaned the money to Gen. Grant, and cn the Tuesday following both the Marine bank and the firm of Grant Sz Ward failed. Ou Wednesday Mr. Yauderbilt had an interview with Gen. Grant, and asked bim to explain the affair. The General had little to say He had been asked to borrow tbe money for tbe firm and did i in good faith. The failure was as much a surprise to him as to any one. and he felt his position keenly. He said he would moke all the reparation possible and ho assign ed oil bis property lo Mr. Vanderbilt, Mrs. Grant including her Kewport property. Two hours before Mr. Vanderbilt sailed lor Eu rope he sent for Gen. Grant, handed him all the deeds that had been, assigned to him, and told the General that he had no nse for them. He also told him to pay bim the &1G0.O0C when he got good and ready, hoped the Gen eral would come out of his difficulties, and bade him a cordial good-by. Tbe report of tbe Utah commission con tains some important recommendations. First, it asks Congress to restore the right of dower, which was long since taken away from Mormon women by Mormon legislation. Tbe right is, says the Bait Lake Tribune, incom patible with polygamy, and it is easy to see why it was token away. If it were restored, and its bestowal enforced, it would prove a se rious blow to tbe great evil. Secondly, tbe commissioners recommend that the depart ment of justice be allowed a fund to be used in tbe detection and punishment of violations of the laws against polygamy. Convictions in this class of coses are very rare, because the ceoassory evidence is almost impossible to obtain, and tbe expense incident to procur ing it is not provided for by any law of Con gress. Thirdly, It is proposed, since all tbe justices of the peaoe in Utah ore Mormons, that concurrent jurisdiction be conferred up on United Btatea commissioners in both civil and criminal cases. Fourthly, certain offices, territorial and county, which are cow elective are proposed to be madn appointive. This measure, if carried out, would give the Gov ernor, who would presumably be the appoint ing officer, much more power than he now possesses, and would enable bim to break up the Mormon political supremacy in the terri tory as efficiently as any single measure tbat might be proposed.