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THE VERMONT PHOENIX, AND RECORD AND FARMER, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1884.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1884.
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The Result Close and in Doubt
With the Chances Strongly Favor
Iny the Republicans,
Mil. IILAIXE'8 ELECTION CONFI
The talk about "slaughtering" Got. Hob
Inson of Massachusetts because be didn't dp
sett his party and come out for Cleveland and
Hendricks doesn't seem to bare captivated
the voters of the old Bay stale to any alarm
Iur eitent, and be Is reelected by a handsome
majority. Ex-Gov. Long goes triumphantly
back to Congress, Henry Cabot Lodge's prob
able defeat in the sixth district is cause for
real regret, and we hope the recomt of vote)
which be has asked for will show bis election.
One of the surprises of the election is the
way in which the bottom of the Butler can
vass fell out. In New York city, where ho
was expected to stampede the working-men's
vote, he got less than 4000 votes, and less
than 10,000 in the whole 6tate of New York.
In Massachusetts, Boston included, his total
vote is only about 14,000. One would think
It must be a serious question with "the old
mau" whether this result pays him for tapp.
ing bis bar'l and putting in a month of bard
work on the slump, and making an exhibition
of himself generally. ,
Mr. Blaine and Gov. Cleveland were Wh
at their homes Tuesday and voted national,
state and local tickets with Ibelr friends and
ntighbors. President Arthur voted a straight
He publican ticket In alittle cigar store where
the polling place in his district in New York
is located. "How are jou, Charley?" was
bis greeting to a friend whom he recognized
among ihe political workers, and meantime
the crowd pressed about him and cheered
wilh no sign of awe at bis high office. Could
there bo a better picture of pure democracy ?
The question has often been raised eince
Tuesday whether our very peculiar Vermont
law, which gives voters the privilege of voting
for President at any polling place in the
slate, is not both a dangerous and an unjust
one. The provisions about registration are
very Btrlct, and no man can vote in bis own
town whose name is not on the list, but he
jan go to any other town and vote by 6lmply
beiDg identified by 6ome one, or by takiog an
oath that he is a voter. In Brattleboro on
Tuesday two or three old residents lost their
votes because they were not registered, but
there was nothing to prevent these same men
from going to some other town and voting
with nothing raid about registration. The
intent of the law is good, but it gives abund
ant chance for fraud, and if Vermont was a
"clo6t" state it would not be allowed to stand
on the statute book. As it is we think it
hbould be changed.
Thet Whole "lory In Uriel".
The Presidential election on Tuesday result
ed in a closer vote, so far b several of the
northern states are couoerned, than has ever
before been known.
Since Wednesday morning both parlies
have been In suspense, and both have by
turns claimed the election of their candidates.
At this hour, noon on Friday, from returns
recilved last night and up to this moment, wo
believe James G, Blalno is elected, and we
confidently claim such to be the case.
The result bioges very largely on the vote
ot New York, which is phenomenally close,
although Mr. Blaine's election is possible,
and even probable, without the vote of that
The states which have been held doubtful
and likely to seriously affect the general re
sult are New York, Indiana, Michigan and
West Virginia. From this morning s returns,
however, Michigan is no longer doubtful, and
there it scarcely a reason to doubt that New
York is for Blaine by a small plurality.
Up to last night the claims of both parties
for New York were in general figures of 1000
to -(XXI plurality. This morning for the first
time definite figures are given. These figures
show a rlurality of MS for Blaine in every
election district except 12. In these 12 dis
tricts Garfield had 100 plurality in 18S0.
There is, therefore, no doubt that the com
plete returns will show a Republican plurality
of at least 1000 in the state.
It is hardly possible that in these 12 remote
districts such a plurality can be overcome.
Counting New York for Blaine and leaving
out all other doubtful states, he has 215 elec
toral votes, or 14 more than a majority.
Leave out New York and count Indiana and
West Virginia for him, and he still has 203
electoral votes, or two more than a majority.
On this basis Mr. Blaine's election seems
At midnight last night Mr. Blaine's election
was practically conceded by the associated
press despatches, but three quarters of an
hour later despatches began to come announc
ing the discovery of errors in previous com
putations in Democratic counties which turn
ed the plurality for Blaine into a plurality of
117 for Cleveland. Still later the claims In
Cleveland's behalf became even more emphat
ic, but tbey are strenuously resisted by the
These despatches lead to a suspicion of
Oemocratio attempts to doctor the returns.
The Cleveland papers still claim his elec
tion by the New York vote this morning, but
their claims, which have steadily grown less,
are reduced to a very small margin. They
claim all the five states given below as
doubtful, for Cleveland.
Leading Republicans everywhoro claim
The Tribune declares Mr. Blaine elected.
We give below its table of states and majori
ties which we believe to be nearer the final
truth than any other.
The uncertain result of the presidential
election loaves small opportunity for intelli
gent comment. Tin most that can be said is
that there was no such "uprising" of "inde-
pendent" voters a9 Ihe opposition have so
noisily claimed would be seen.
It is also evident that we have the St. John
men to thank for the closeness of Ihe vote in
New York. Composed almost entirely of Re
publican, these so-called temperance men
have deliberately voted to tane tne govern-
mcnt out of the hands of the only party tint
give s the slightest promise of help to the tern-
Our advice to our Republican friends is to
possess their souls in patience and not be un
duly alarmed by the Democratic boastings of
success. The election result is very close
and victory is not yet positively assured to
either party. In New York, and possibly in
other states, the official count may be neces
sary to decide.
Whatever the final result, remember wilh
Garfield that "God reigns and the Govern
mtnt at Washington still lives."
The vote cast in Brattleboro last Tuesday
was the largest in the town's history. In
1880 tbe vote was suprisingly large, being
1042 Republican and 25.1 Democratic a to
tal of 132.1. On Tuesday this total was ex-
ceeded by 90 votes, the whole number of votes
cast being 1421. In 1S80 103 out of-town
votes were cast ; this year tbe number was
109 which ebows 1222 Brattleboro voles in
1880 and 1312 this year. Tbe result ot the
vote on Tuesday was no less a sore disappoint
ment to tbe Democrats than a pleasant sur
prise to tbe Republicans. Tbe Democratic
boast has been that in November tbe real size
e( tbe Republican protest against Blaine
would be seen, and confident predictions were
made that tbe Republican majority would be
wiped out. The result shows that, while in
September the combined Democratic and Inde
pendent vote was 501, in November the com-
bined Democratio and St. John vote only
reached 5G2, while tbe Republican vote was
carried from 01 in September to 839 in No
vember. A careful examination of the list of
out-of-town votes cast on Tuesday convinces
eiperienced politicians that more than one
half of them were cast for the Democratic
ticket. Call the number AO, which is too low
an estimate, and we have Brattleboro's Dem
ocratic vote reduced to 512, or about the pro
portions of the September vote. The fact is
that tbe hopes and predictions of the Demo
crats and Independents were far from fulfilled,
It is also a fact that a Republican party still
exists in Brattleboro in a very active condl
tlon, and all ready for a stand up fight when
ever occasion offers.
A procession of Blaine men C0.000 strong
paraded in tbe streets of New York last Fri
day night and were reviewed by Mr. Blaino
from a stand in Madison Square. Tbe scene
as this vast army of enthusiastic men swept
through tbe streets was without precedent In
tbe city. Saturday afternoon a Cleveland
"business men's" procession, with 30,000
men In line, held a parade.
The rumor comes from tbe Soudan that
Gen. Gordon is a prisoner in the Mahdi'a
nanas. ibe story tola by a despatch from
Cairo is that in September be was forced by
tbe rebels to leave Khartoum and that two
weeks later he was captured, with 2000 men
who remained true to him. Other despatches
coniraaict inis account.
Uontbern Melhodi la 3Ter York.
From tbe Trlbnne, Not. .
Tbe returns last night indicated only too
clearly that the Democrats had imnorted the
methods of Mississippi and Louisiana in order
to defeat tbe will of the people of New York.
In New York and Qieens counties, the Dem
ocratic majorities, large enough for any hon
est man originally, were raised by later and
altered returns. In Ulster, Ul more ballots
were found in a single precinct than tbe whole
number of voters, and a blindfolded Judge so
Meeettfolly drew out tbe excess as to give the
Democrats 2S0 plurality out of a total vote of
510. There are other points in this etate.and
not a few, where the methods of tbe Solid
Kostb appear to bare been diligently employ,
Nlatrs for Blaine-.
New Hampshiro 3,000
Rhode Island 5,000
Necessary to a choice 201
Mtalee for Cleselaad.
Connecticut 1,200 G
Georgia 80,000 12
Louielana 23,000 8
Mississippi 20,000 0
Missouri 25,000 10
New Jersey 2,500 !
North Carolina 10.000 11
South Carolina '-
Slates In doubt or not beard from.
West Virginia 0
viss a plurality of 22,509. The voto for Mrs.
Loekwocd was cast in Mlddlebury.
In Massachusetts the Republican electoral
ticket has a plurality of about 10,000 voles.
The entire Republican state ticket It re Meet
ed by a handtome vote. Gov. Robinson's plu
rality being about 10,000. Tbe Republicans
have redeemed tbe fifth and ninth Congres
sional district', and the legislature ia strongly
I R-publlesu In tolb branches. The defeat of
i Robert Treat Paine ill tbe fifth district and
! of Theodore Lyman In Ihe ninth district, anil
tbe election or Harden and Ely In lime dis
trict, is especially gratifying to Republicans.
The Democrats have carried the fourth and
sixth district, the fusion of the Butler and
Cleveland vote lu the tlttb district on Mr.
Lovering defeating Henry Cabot Lodge, to
the regrtt of all who look for cleanness and
ability in the national House. A later de
spatch says the vote in tbe sixth district is so
close that Mr. Lodge has petitioned for a re
Returns from 151 towns give Blalno ft),.
413, and Cleveland 01,140, making Cleve
land's plurality 703. The remaining 13 towns
will probably reduce Cleveland's plurality by
a few votes. Gov. Waller lacks 8C0 of a re
election and the election ot governor goes to
tbe legislature, which is largely Republican,
and will elect Harrison, the Republican can
didal?. .Yew llampeblre
Returns from 112 towns show that Blaine's
plurality will equal that of Garfield in 1880,
The vote Is Blaine, 28,450 1 Cleveland, 25,011 :
St. John, 1,003 i Duller, 811. The same towns
gave Garfield 28,807, and Hancock, 20,528.
Blaine's plurality is 2,812. Gaifield's was
2,333. There is no choice for Governor, a
majority of lbs total vole being necessary
for a choice. Moody Currier, the republican
candidate, will be chosen by tbe legislature,
which will be Republican in both branches.
Currier bas a plurality of 870, but lacks 153
votes of a majority.
The Democratio majority in New York city
is 43,083, and in Brooklyn 15,388, show lug a
total ot 58,471 Democratic majority to be
overcome outside the two cities. Following
is the Tribune's summary on Thursday morn
ing: The result is very close. Returns from
every county, partly estimated, show n Re
publican plurality of 1100. Tbe total vote
will considerably exceed that of 1880. The
Butler vote will amount to about 15,0X and
the 8t. John vote to about 22.000. The Dem
ocrats carry 13 and the Republicans 47 coun
ties. Both bouses of tbe legislature are Re
publican, and the Republican majority on
joint ballot is 21, ensuring the election of a
Republican senator to succeed Senator Lap
bam. Xrw Jereej
The Democrats have carried Ib9 state for
their national ticket by a msjnrity estimated
by the Republicans at from 1500 lo 2500, and
bv Democrats at from 3000 to OOOO. Tho
state senate will consist of 11 Republicans
and 10 Democrats. Tbe Republicans bare
gained control of the Assembly by an unex
pectedly large majority.
Six hundred and sixty-eight ot tbe 2017
precincts In Ohio give a net Republican gain
of 12,024 over the October vote, an average
of 18 per cent. This rate would give a Re
publican plurality of 47,222, but Mr. Blaine's
actual plurality will probably vary but little
The state is very close and both sides claim
it with confidence. Ex Gov. Hendricks sent
out despatches Wednesday afternoon eaying
it was sure fur the Democrats by 5000 to HXXJ
majority. On tbe other hand editors of lead
ing Republican papers at Indianapolis ex- -
pressed great conndence tnai uiaiue electors
were chosen by a small majority.
Returns from 03 of tbe G7 counties in tbe ,
State, including Philadelphia county, indicate
a plurality in the stata of 70,000 for the Blaine
electors. Philadelphia county gives Blaine
29,450 plurality. The four counties to hear
from gave Hancock a majority ot 33,077, but
Blaine has gained almost uniformly all over
the state. Tbey will be more apt to increase
than to decrease his plurality.
The situation in this state is peculiar. The
state bas 13 electors. By agreement the Dem
ocrets and Greenbackers, or Butler party, vo
ted for the same men for 12 of tho electoral
places. For the thirteenth place each I arty
nominated its own candidate. The vote of
each party for this thirteenth candidate would
determine tbe number ot votes cast by each
for tbe whole ticket. The arrangement leaves
a possibility for one Blaine elector in any
case. Both the Republicans and tbe Fusion.
ists claim tbe state, but there is little doubt
that the Republicans have elected their ticket
by a small majority. Congressman Horr is
defeated for reelection to Congress, a result
which was entirely unexpected.
ber at Albany as ususl on Wednesday after be
ing up till nearly daylight the night before.
He maintained bis composure, and talked
over the situation as though be bad no more'
interest in It I bin any ether citizen. Tele
grams addressed to "President-elect Cleve
land," also poured in upon blm.
The Vote of Windham County
The Ilepuullcan Xatloaal Committee
Declare Illalne Elected.
Tbe following address was Issued by the
Republican National Committee yesterday af
ternoon about half past 3 o'clock :
New YottK, Nov. 0.
The Republican National Committee re
joices that the returns now received warrant
it in announcing the triumphant election of
Blaine and Logan. Tbe Republicans have
carried every northern state except New Jer
sey and Connecticut. Virginia seems also to
have given a majority for the Republican
cause and ticket, and there is a probability
that West Virginia has also; while other
southern states are still In doubt. The north
ern states alone, however, give to Blaine and
Logan 233 electoral votes, and Insure their
In New Yotk attempts to tamper with tbe
returns have already been detected. Tbe act
ual vote cast in New York city, Kings county
and 1,852 other election precincts gave at tbe
utmost only 148 plurality to Grover Cleve
land ; while tbe 103 precincts not yet heard
from gave 2,171 plurality to Garfield. There
is therefore no ground for doubt that the hon
est vote of the state baa been given to tbe
Republican candidates ; and though tbe de
feated candidate lor tbe presidency is ai me
head of tbe election machinery In this state,
the Democratio party, which has notoriously
been tbe party of fraud in elections for years,
will not be permitted to thwart tbe will of
the people. Tbe National Republican Com
mittee calls on tbe chairmen and tbe individ
ual members of all county committees to take
the promptest and most stringent means to
Drotect tbe sanctity ot the ballot.
Tbe Republican candidates have been hon
estly elected beyond a question. Any attempt
to cheat the people and to defeat their will
thus expressed at the polls mutt be sternly
exposed and resisted by every law-respecting
citizen. II. i. Jones, Cbalrman.
SiMCEi. Fessexsen, Clerk.
Tbe Republican State committee also issue
an address in wtilcn tbey say mat, "wnne
tbe vote is very close, the returns and esti
mates from tbe most authentic sources justi
fy tbe belief that tbe people of tbis Bute
bave cast a plurality In favor of tbe uepubll
Tbe New York board of supervisors meet
next Tuesday to begin tbe oinciai canvass ot
votes In Ihe several counties.
Both the Democratio and Republican can
didates claim to be confident ot tbe victory,
and both agree that no fraud will be tolerated.
Ia Ihe Several males.
We give below summaries of the votes in
tbe several states as they appeared up to last
Returns received from 197 towns in this
state give Blaine 30,315, Cleveland 10,012,
JJutler GOV, bU John, 13b'J and Helta Ijocx
wood 1, a plurality for Blaine of 20,303,
with 43 towns to bear from. The same towns
gave Garfield 41,407, Hancock 10,703, Weav
er 1143, plurality for Garfield 24,014. The
towns not beard from gave Garfield a plurali
ty of 22CG. If the above proportion is pre
served, Blaine will bave in the complete can-
Tbe returns bave come in slowly, but the
stale has gone for Blaine, and the Republi
cans are sure that tbey bave elected Ibeir en
tire state ticket, eecurtd tbe legislature, and
gained four Congressmen. Returns from 433
towns and wards show a net Democratic gain
of 7778 on the presidential ticket as compared
with 1830. and later returns show a smaller
average Democratio gain. This indicates
that Blaine has carried tbe state by 10,000.
West Virginia Vncertaln.
The returns show Republican gains over
tbe vote of last October. Sixteen counties
give a net Republican gain of ICOO. A gain
of 700 more would give tbe state to tbe fit
sionists, whose electors (.re three Blaine and
three Butler men.
Definite returns have not come in, but the
indications are for almost certain Republican
success. Both Republicans and Democrats
have made large gains over tbe 1880 vote, 418
precincts and wards iu 43 counties outside of
San Francisco giving Blaine 28,787 and Cleve
land 21,091, against 2J.CO0 for Gaifield and
21,032 for Hancock. Gains at the same rela
tive rate throughout the state will elect tbe
m l'oo 131 10 1614 lies
In 1M0 1 anti-Masonic vote and 14 Qreenbsck votes
u ere csit In the connty.
At the 8eitember election Ihe Wlndhim county
votewts: ringree9638, Redlngton 1G58, H'.one 90,
A Springfield, Mass., man collated tbe sins
of the leading presidential candidates and
hung them up on a placard In front of his
bouse on election day. Hie sheet bore the
portraits of Illalne, Cleveland and Butler.and
under these were printed respectively tbe
words "the world," "the fleeb," "the devil."
A well-known clergyman of Westfield,Mass.,
who "wouldn't vote for Illalne on any ac
count," carefully cut off the names of Blaine
and Logan from tbe top of a Republican bal
lot and then voted tbe whole list ot electors
with a clear conscience. Not long after he
found that be had done tbe very thing he
didn't mean to do. and his guileless mind was
illuminated with tbe fact that the American
people do not vote directly for their cbief
executive, but through members of the elec
Cleveland's own city of Buffalo, which
gave him some 0000 majority for Governor,
repudiated him for President, and gives
Blaine over 1100 majority. Tbe city of
Augusta, Me., Blaine's home, gave him 528
St. Albans gave St. John 140 votes, But
ler 83; St. Jobnsbury, St. John 112; Rut
land, Kt. John 48, Butler 41; Burlington,
St. John 14 ; Bennington, St. John 21,
. It leaked out at tho close of tbe canvass
that William II. Vanderbilt contributed $150,
(KM) to tbe Democratio campaign fund. Mr.
Vanderbilt is no longer regarded by Demo
crats as a monopolist, but is considered a noble-minded
4 o'clock . m. Ileports that tbe Ike
lllillllcane arise up Xew York and Con
rede Cleveland's Election
A despatch from tbe Boston Journal office,
dated nt 3 o'clock tbis afternoon, says: "The
Albany Journal gives up the state, but tbe
official figures will btve to settle it. Report
ed riot in New York."
A New York Tiibuno despatch sajs : "We
do not give up the state."
A telegraphic rumor says that Jay Gould
bas sent bis congratulations to Cleveland on
o'clock. Prof. Chariier telegraphs
from New York that tbe Republican national
committee claim New York by II 15 plurality,
with three districts to bear from. Indiana
Republican and both the Virginias doubtful.
At 5.30 both sides are celebrating in Brat
tleboro. ytr. Illalne In Iloston
Last Saturday Mr. Blaine paid a prom
ised visit to Hartford and New Haven, Uoun.,
and was welcomed by immense crowds at
every stopping place. Great enthusiasm over
his presence was everywhere manifested.
Sunday Mr. Blaine remained quietly in New
York and on Monday went lo Boston, where,
at 0 r. xt , be was entertained at a banquet at
tbe Brunswick, and immediately afterward
reviewed a Blaine and Lsgan procession with
12,000 men in line. Tuesday morning be
Btarted for his home in Augusts, reaching
there in season to vote. In bis speech after
the dinner in Boston Mr. Blaine for the first
i time alluded to the reaMns which led him to
enter personally into the canvass. What be
said about tbis was tbe following ;
I "I bave never offered any apology or ex
planation for taking what tome of my closett
friends regarded as an extraordinary step in
going before tbe people, somewhat more free
ly and extended!- than has been the habit of
those cboen as tbe Presidential candidates
of great parties. But I will say now that I
did it and I desire to put this on record I
did it because I thuugLt that the peculiar
i character of tbe canvass was my personal
1 justification for doing it. I am a profound
I believer in a popular government, and I know
no reason why I should not face tbe Am
erican people. I did it, too, for the more
specific reason that I believed there was dan
ger of Ihe great leading questions which re
lated to the industrial and protective system
of America being partially, or perhaps whol
i ly, excluded from that consideration by the
people which its merits deserved, and entrust
ed us I was with the great function of repre
senting you and all tbe members of the Re
publican party, I felt that I would in an es-
Cecial degree myself obtain a bearing. I
ave returned somewhat weary, somewhat
I broken in voice, as your ears bave already de
tected, but I have returned with even a more
profound belief than I bad in the judgment,
in tbe fairness, in tbe impartiality, in the
generosity of tbe great ma-s of American
citiz-nahip, and I go to my home to-morrow
i not without a strong confidence in tbe result
of tbe ballot, but with a heart that shall not
, in the least degree be troubled by any ver
dict that may b- returned by the grtat Amer
ican people. For I bave in my entire can
vass uucoueciously and coiuj lately, lost sight
of myself and of whatever personal fortune
, I bave at stake in a far greater and far graud
1 er and far more enduring issue which for tbe
timo I was submitting to popular judgment."
Enough returns had been received at Vir
ginia City up to Wednesday night to show tbe
election of Blaine electors, a Republican gov
ernor, and an entire Republican legislature.
The Republican state committee claim tte
state by 1100 majority.
Tbe state goes for Blaine by a majority of
20,000 as claimed by tbe Republican state
committee. The Democrats have made a gain
of 4000 as compared with tbe Osrfieid elec
tion. Nineteen counties outside of Chicago
show a majority of 11,229 for Blaine, a Re
publican loss of 2497 from 18S0. Cleveland's
majorities aggregate 5239, a gain of 900 as
compared with Hancock's.
Outrage In l.oulslana-.-10 feg-ro
ters hot Doss.
A bloody affair growing out of tbe election
took place at Loreanville in Iberia parish,
southern Louisiana, last Saturday. According
to tbe account printed by the Democratio
New Orleans Picayune about 200 Republicans,
mostly negroes, entered Loreanvillo Saturday
afternoon cheering wildly and using profane
and abutive language against the Lfemoc ratio
candidates. Seventeen citizens of Lorean
ville went out to meet them and warned them
to disperse. Someone fired a shot at the Dem
ocratic leader, tbe fire was returned, and in
stantly tbe shooting became general. Great
confusion followed and tbe negroes ran for
dear life in every direction, leaving their hats,
shoes, horses and everything. Many of them
other H lutes. received fatal snots on tbe field, ran a great
All the southern states have gone so solidly i lall!le "?J aled ,m, oot-oiMhe-way places.
Democratio that details of their vote are of
small interest. On Wednesday Mabone cUim
ed Virginia for the Republicans and a de
spatch from a Blaine elector in Floiida claim
ed tbe state by 2000, but both states are Dem.
In Tennessee there were- large Republican
gains, and tbe Republicans elect three or four
of the nine Congressmen
that an earnest Republican canvass might
have put tbe state in the Blaine column.
In Missouri the Democratic plurality of 55,
000 In 1880 is cut down to 25,000. The Dem
ocratio majority in Delaware is 3000; in
Maryland it is 4800.
Iowa's majority for Blaine is 25,000.
Nebraska gives Blaine 17,000 plurality,
Oregon's plurality for Blaine is 1500.
Tbe Republicans claim Kansas by from 30,.
000 to 50,000 plurality. St. John's vote in 1
the state was insignificant. ,
The nest Cono-ress Larffe Jlepubllcaa '
The wbole number of United States sena- !
tors is 70. As the Senate now standi there
are 39 Republicans. 30 Democrats, and 1 va
cancy, Tbe next Senate will probably have
41 Republicans and 35 Democrats. Tbe pres
ent House contains 121 Republicans, 1U7 i
Democrats and 3 Independents, and there are I
4 vacancies. In tbe 49th Congress Ihe Dem- '
ocratio majority in the House will be only ,
about 20, as against 70 in tbe preceding Con- I
gress. The latest returns indicate that there
Their bodies are being found now in tbe
fields and woods. Between fifty and sixty of
them rushed into Bayou Tecbe, where some
sank from their wounds and exhaustion and
were drowned in the confusion and struggle,
but many reached tbe other side and continu
ed their wild flight. Tbe engagement lasted
only four minutes, but In that time over 1000
The result shows ! 6ut were fired. Sixteen negroes in all were
Kiuea. r.igui aorses were auiea at toe scene
of tbe fight, and one was found dead a mile
away. One uegrn was found dead five miles
away. It will b , noticed that in this as in all
similar outrage cases tbe claim is made that
the negroes began Ihe firing, and we are ask
ed to believe that a very small number of
whites put to flight with a few shots a large
company of fully armed blacks.
Two or three bills of some importance
were presented in tbe House last Friday be
fore adjournment over to Wednesday of tbis
week. Dr. Conland introduced a bill for a
license liquor law which is substantially tbe
same as that introduced by A. P. Childs of
Bennington at the session of 1882. It is a
blgb license law with a local option clause,
copied after the lawB of Massachusetts and
Mr. Henry of Chester introduced a bill pro
viding that every town of over 1800 popula
tion and a grind list of over $10,000 shall
establish a central hleb school of not less than
have been elected to the next House 151 Re- three departments on and after first Tuesday
publicans and 171 Democrats. This estimate ' of March, 1885, and defining manner ot es-
varies, however, all the way to 147 Republi- tablisbmeut. Mr. Henry also introduced a
cons and 178 Democrats.
lion Ihe Candidates Took Ihe Sews.
Mr. Blaine was up nearly all Tuesday night
receiving tbe returns in bis awn bouse by a
private wire. On Wednesday be refused to
show any elation, though dispatches from tbe
Republican national committee auured bin)
of his election, and congratulatory messages
poured in greeting bim as President elect.
Gov. Cleveland was in tbe executive cham- ter and report n subs ituto bill to the House,
bill to increase our state militia force. Tbis
bill increases the number of companies from
It to 10, aud the number of batteries from
one to two, and provides for tho purchase of
two Galling guns and the leasing of land for
a permanent parade ground for soven years.
Tbe committees on agriculture are much
perplexed in tbe efforts to deal wilh tbe oleo
margarine bills and petitions, and bave ap
pointed a sub. committee to consider tho mat-
Am Arotios Sale of robes, boreo bltnteti, cloth
ing, etc., Kill begin st the town ball to-morrow, fir
tletilsrs are given in so advertisement.
Ton Salt.. Tbe Tbompion borne, sltntted on tbe
eorner of Elliot sod Elm street, linlulre of II. It.
riOTcai Fbsiics are chesp st Cheney k Clapp's.
A Oood Cokoord Waook for Bale cheap. Koqulre
at the riicenlx Office.
The old reliable Hartford, New York, Pennaylranls
and foreign Are Insnrsnce companies repreaented by
Cudwortb k Cbllds afford absolute protection. Tbe
beetle Ihe eafeit In the end.
ABTisrtoriCTcntFnAMixo at t'beney A Clapp's.
M. W. Allen bas sold bis milk routo to
Henry Aklcj's son-in law, John T. Wright.
The annual November meteor shower is
due on the evenings of the lltb, 12th and
Dr. J. W, Gregg has been Improving in
health for tbe past two weeks, and is appar
ently on the high road to recovery,
The publlo schools will close on Friday,
Nor, 21it, for a vacation of one week. They
will recommence on Monday, Deo. 1st.
The New York Grapblo announoea the
engagement of Robert Hardle, jr., and tbe
daughter of Senator Cullom of Illinois.
C. W, Stowart la settled in his new quar
ters in Hooker block and has a fine lot ot
pianos and organs to show bis customers.
The "returns" from the Vermont Asylum
show that the majority of tho- male patients
are not so crazy politically as they might be.
I. B. Thorn has taken possession of tbe
drug store in tbe Steen block, and is putting
it in thorough repair, preparatory for busi
ness. The ladles of the Baptist society will
hold their annual meeting at the parsonage
Monday evening, Nov. 10, at 7 o'clock. All
Miss Gertie Milter bas opened dressmak
ing rooms in the Bank block, corner of Main
and Elliot streets, in the quarters just vacated
by Scott Dunklee.
Batcheider ,t Flint's new candy manufac
tory on Elliot street is now complete. All
lovers of pure aud toothsome confections
should give tbeni a call.
Your local psper 14 mouths, a first class
literary and home paper one yea-, a first-class
agricultural paper one year alitor $2. See
advertisement aud notice.
Next Sunday is "Children's Bible Day,"
at tbe Baptist church. Sermon in the morn
ing appropriate to the day ; and exercises by
tbe Sunday school in the evening.
Ambrose Knspp, the hatter, and Elward
Clark, piano and organ dealer, have leased
the north store in Ryther'a block and will oc
cupy it iu course of a fortnight. Mr. Knapp
advertises a closing out sale at low pricea to
make ready for bis removal.
Van Doom ,t Son are now in the midst
of their annual clos'ng-out site to make ready
for the holiday trade. The soods offered in.
elude desirable selections In all departments.
Customers on tbe lookout for bargains should
make note of their advertisement in tbis pa
per. By reason of a switch being left wrong
at Wheeler's mills, just above Jamaica, the
narrow gauge np-train went off the rails last
night. Help had to be sent for from Brat
tleboro, and tbe train did not reach London
derry till 4 o'clock tbis morning. No one
School teachers will find an interesting
article from the Congregationalist printed on
our first page to day, which shows bow tbe
teachers in Worcester, Mass., have used its
library in supplementing the study in its
schools, and bow at tbe same time a taste for
the best reading bas been cultivated in tbe
Next Sunday begins the week specially
observed as a week of prayer by Young Mens'
Christian Associations throughout the United
States. Rev. S. 11. Lee's theme in tbe morn
ing will be "The demand upon the church
for young men," in the evening. "Elements
of stability in our national life."
The Reformer's talk about "silly threats
of boycotting the Estey gas on account of the
Deacon's position on tbe railroad," ia one of
tbe silliest things which tbat paper baa ever
tried to set going. No such thing has even
been thought of, for the very good reason
tbat tbe railroad people, having opinions of
their own, have also too much good sense and
too much self-respect to try to punish their
neighbors for hiving opinions and making
The Ruthians, a young ladies' mission
society, will give an entertainment in aid of
missions at the Baptist vestry, on Thursday
evening, Nov. 13. The exercises will consist
of vocal and instrumental music, recitations,
and colloquies. In one of the latter eighteen
young ladies will appear dressed in tbe cos
tumes of as many different nationalities.
There will also be a sale of fancv articles
I maae oy me young ituiies. everybody Is in
i Mr. Coming of London. Eaaland. reD.
I resenting the firm of Carter, Dennett A Dials
of that city, was In town last Monday taking
orders of 0. E. Allen, the florist, for rare and
choice novelties in flower and garden seeds
I for next season's trade. Tbis firm is one of
tbe oldest and largest in England, cultivating
I 1200 acres in seeds alone. Mr. Allen, who
! bas been in New York tbts week making se-
i lections ror nis winters trade, reports bis fall
trade much tbe best of any year yet, with an
excellent prospect for next year's business.
I He evidently finds enterprise and push an ef
. fective remedy for bard limes.
Hawley has made decided Improvements
! in bis cloak room and fitted it up handsome
ly. As announced in his advertisement this
1 week be has in a full stock of over-earmenta
and is reauy to meet an tbe wants of the la
dies in this department. These garments in
clude both New York and Imported goods,
and are in cloths, silks, satins, and brocaded
velvets. Tbey include all new and desirable
styles, and are in such variety tbat customers
find here every advantage that could be de
rived from a visit to a city store, while prices
are lower than ever before.
List Monday evening a party of tbe old
er boys turned out and gavo tbe campaign
tbe only spice of humor which it bis had.
They called themselves tbe "Belva Lock
woods" and appeared in women's costumes of
tbe most grotesque kind. Tbey carried torch
es, were headed by a detachment of the First
Regiment band, and were led by a very re
markable feminine drum-major who wielded
ber broom with astonishing vigor and facility.
These were among tbe transparency mottoes:
I "For President,DeIva A. Lock wood; for Vice
x-resiueni, .Marietta u. Btone, "lien. Drop
those Spoons 1" "Rock tbe cradle, Grover !"
"We are not bitched to an ox!" "Burn this!"
Tbe burlesque was well carried out and rais
ed a good natured laugh along the whole line
of the procession.
Tbe Springfield Republican ran a special
train north on both Wednesday and Thursday
mornings, getting copies of its daily Issue to
both Brattleboro and Hinsdale before seven
o'clock. For the past week the New York
Tribune bas put in a good stroke ot enterprise
by running a special train to Boston, leaving
New York at 4 o'clock in tbe morning and
getting its morning issue in several bonrs
ahead of any other paper. In Brattleboro
tbe Tribunes bave been received by the 10:30
A. M. train. Wednesday morning the Refor
mer issued a so-called "extra," but for any
thing new or reliable which it contained it
might as well bave been printed at tbe moon.
In its bead lines it claimed pretty much every,
thing for Cleveland, excepting possibly Ver
mont and Rhode Island, but in the despatches
tbat followed there was absolutely nothing
which the publio bad not known for several
In spite ot a rainy day and mnddy even
ing the High school Blaine and Logan club
and Jameay Hooker's Young Americas parad
ed last Saturday night and made an exceed
ingly good show, Tbey bad a drum corps,
carried torches and transparencies, marched
In good form and sent off abundant fireworks.
Tbe two organizations together were 100
members Btrong. The transparencies declar
ed among other things, that "We'll be ready
for the Demmies in '92 1"; "Wo Support tbe
Party of Progress 1"; "Young America is for
Blaine 1" A party of hoodlums, some of them
men grown, followed the boys and pelted
them with all sorts of miseiles. Two of their
transparencies were hit and destroyed, and
the boys were finally obliged to call on tbe
police for protection. Wonder if tbe Demo
cratic leaders feel proud of thit sort of thing.
Tbe boys are ready and anxious to help cele
brate Blaine's election.
There is a disposition on both sides to
swear the responsibility for tbe closeness of
Ihe vote in New York on to the shoulders of
the Rev. Dr. Burchard for bis most unfortu
nate and infelicitous remark about "Rum,
Romanism and Rebellion" as characteristics
of tbe Democratio party a remark which he
made when he acted as spokesman for the
clergy of New York at their call on Mr.
Blaine last week. Tbis blundering and un
generous thrust at their religious belief was
something that thousands ot Irish voters
couldn't stand peaceably. Dr. Burchard is
an uncle of the late Rev, Horace Burchard of
the Brattleboro Baptist church, and occupied
Mr. Burcbard's pulpit on one occasion during
his pastorato here. Ha is remembered as a
dignified and somewhat pompous and fussy
specimen ot the old-school gentleman In blue
coat and brass buttons,
Some adverse criticism bai been made
upon tbe character of tbe telegrams of elec
tion news which bavo been given to the pub
lio through the telephone exchange, and Mr.
V. W. Cbllds thinks he has been accused of
keeping back despatches favoring tbe Repub
lican, and of "doctoring" tbe bulletins put
on tbe board. It Is within our personal
knowledge tbat tbe despatches read at the
town ball Tuesday night were given precisely
as tbey came off tbe Western Union wires.
and that tbey comprised all the election news
tbat was to be bad. We believe, also, that
such bulletins as Mr. Childs has put out have
been honestly given. It only occurs to ns as
a rather amusing feature of tbe week's excite
ment that these despatches have been so unl
lormiy favorable to tbe Democracy, and tbat
from tbem tbe publio would never bave gath
ered tbe fact tbat there was any chance ot
Republican success. Blaine news hasn't
stuck worth a otnt ovsr there. We advise
our neighbor lo sprinkle In a few grains of
Republican salt occasionally. It will keep
things from getting monotonous, and will
help to brace him up for a Republican cele
bration the first of next week.
There Is one voting precinct in Brattle
boro, the returns from which bave not been
printed in the papers and do not appear
among the official returns. At tbe Vermont
asylum on Tuesday afternoon Dr. Draper
caused polling places to be opentd In each of
the male wards, check-lists were introduced,
and printed ballots for all tbe presidential
candidates were distributed. All the forms
of an election were observed, tbe boxes re
maining open two hours. At the end of that
time the polls were declared closed and the
ballots counted. The result was as folldws i
Whole number of voters, 230
" " " votes cast, 130
James O. Blaine had 8G
Grover Cleveland 33
Benjamin F. Butler 4
Gov. St, John 4
Belva Lockwood 1
Blaine's plurality, 53.
" majority, 42.
We do not learn that any bulldozing occur
red on the occasion, or that ballot box stuff
ing was practiced. Moreover, we are assured
that, in spile of the fact that three physicians
were in charge of the polls, the returns were
not "doctored." However this may be, we
can readily believe tbe statement that the pa
tients took a keen interest In the "election,"
and found In it a pleasant relief from tbe
monotony of asylum life.
Tbe scene at the town hall last Tuesday
night, when both parties met to receive tbe
election returns, was tbe most disgraceful in
tbe town's history. This is a fact conceded
by Democrats and Republicans alike. Tbe
ball was practically taken possession of by a
crew of young Democratic hoodlums, who
were In various stages of drunkenness, and
who booted, yelled, stamped, and made them
selves so offensive tbat decent people left the
ball without waiting for returns. The re.
spectable members of tbe Democratio party
were no less disgusted than were the Repub
licans. By midnight tbe ball was practically
given over to these hoodlums, and two or
three of tbe more drunken ones made it a
point to insult anybody and everybody who
appeared there. There ought to have been a
dozen arrests, and tbe oHioors bave been
blamed for not clearing the ball Their ex
cuse for not doing so is that such action
would bave been construed as an attack on
the Democracy. Where the inspiration for
these demonstrations came from was evident
from tbe number ot gin and beer bottles
found on the lower floor of tbe town ball the
next morning. Tbe occupants of Crosby
block have complained, and bad good reason
to, of the noisy demonstrations of tbe young
Democracy in their club room and the corri.
dors. Tbe fact of the matter ia that Brattle
boro ia losing its good name as a sober, quiet,
respectable town, and vigorous measures
ought to be taken to get it back. Another
thing is certain . Hereafter tbe Republicans
will have a place of their own where tbey
will receive tbe election returns by them,
selves. No more "coalition" for tbem.
It ia a lively dance which the election
returns bave led tbe community since Tues
day night, and it has been "as good as a play"
to watcb tbe game of see saw, and note bow
ths various political elements havealternately
rejoiced and lamented according as their ora
cle prophesied victory or defeat All ot Tues
dsy night the returns came in in the moat
broken and unsatisfactory manner, and when
Ibe crowd of weary watchers broke up and
went borne at 2 o'clock in tbe morning tbey
hardly knew more than that there had been
an election and that things were decidedly,
mixed. Wednesday forenoon tbe dispatches
were favorable to Cleveland's election, and
tbe Democracy were in most exuberant spir
its. In their mind's eye they had tbe offices
all filled, and the era of "reform" had already
begun. In the afternoon tbe oracle was si
lent and tbe enthusiasm got a bad set-back
by dispatches from the Republican national
committee claiming Blsiue's election. Tbe
evening passed in lugubrious silence on the
part ot tbe Democracy, but at 10 o'clock a
providential message came saying tbat the
Tribune conceded New York to Cleveland and
Democratic success was asrured. This brought
out a volley ot yells and a squad of brooms ;
there was a quick rally of tbe faithful, and a
cannon was fired a few times back ot the
town ball, but tbe enthusiasm lacked bottom
and the spurt was soon over. Thursday fore
noon a truce was in tbe air, but early in the
afternoon Democratic dispatches were bullet
ined saying that both the New ' York Tribune
and tbe Republican national committee bad
given up tbe fight, taken in their fligs and
disappeared from the public view. Tbis
gave tbe Republicans a fit of tbe chills until
answers to anxious Inquiries were received
from the Tribune, the Boston Journal, and
tbe Republican committee still claiming New
York and expressing confidence of Blaine's
election. Early in tbe evening a dispatch
from Mr. Blaine's private secretary confirmed
tbis favorable outlook, and tbe day closed
with Republican confidence at par and Re
publican prospects a few points ahead.
The following is tbe list of letters remain
ing iu the Brattleboro post-office, Nov. 7 :
Ladles Mrs E F DaoXt, Mary Clnen 3, Mrs Maria
W Colbnrn, Kate L Franklin, Bridget Kcoogh, Mra U
II Uobler, Mrs John B Maizy, Elite Newton. Mrs
Untie 1 homsi, Mrs 'n II Tenney, HtUeu M Wbee
Iocs, Mrs Lsarls Wsshbarn.
Gentlemen Antonio ItrlgCent, D 8 Bond, Charles
Bolster, c A Brown, L-owell W Brown, Lucius F Boa
well. W J Baker. Olept Oorotsoo. James Crowley.Bev
1 N Emery, II F Ooodeoongb.K F Illnes, Fred P Hep.
klna, Cbaa A Marab, Wtrick Manolnc ,W B Mirsh.Ed
wln luymond. Fran C Heed, Elmer It Heed, Mr Kick
er, Remoaldo Bironl, Cbss Stickler, C 8 Bsnrord, O 8
Hmllb, J V Eergescs, W C Smith, Cltctlde Vslllce, II
versary and a "bouse warming." Laban
Jones, Jr., mode a congratulatory presentation
speech, to which Mr. Rytber responded with
thanks for tbe gifts presented, which Includ
ed two easy chairs, an extention library lamp
and a handsome sum of money. Tbe even
ing passed very pleasantly, with muslc.games,
conversation, and tbe best of food for tbe
hungry. AH present will long retain agreea.
ble memories of the occasion.
F. E. Samson moves to Centreville, into
Webster Dunkloe's house, to-day,
E. 11. Russell, from New London, Conn.,
takes tbe hotel and opens It tor boarders.
The people wish bim success.
All-day religious services wilt be held on
Dummerston Hill next Sunday, Including a
Oospel meeting for young people In the fore
noon conducted by Miss Hastings.
Divine service will be held in Christ
church next Sunday at 2:30 p. M.
Rev. 0. II. Merrill ot West Brattleboro
will preach at Bethany Mission (Congrega
tional chnrob) next Sunday at 2:30 p M. Give
him a full house.
Vincent branch of tbe Chautauqua litera
ry and scientific circle was reorganized a few
weeks since wilh good indications of contin
ued interest in this most helpful and delight
ful way of gaining useful knowledge. One
of tbe most interesting meetings ever held by
tbe Vincent branch was Ihit of last Thursday
evening at the house of Dr. C. S. Clark. Tbe
program was a varied one, embracing exer
cises in observance of the Bryant memorial
day, tome experiments in chemistry (through
tbe kindness of Prof. Shaw), and a humorous
essay on "The Potato," written with all due
deference to tbe article on that vegetable in
the October Chsutauquan. Tbis essay was
followed by the serving of somewhat novel
refreshments in the shape of potatoes cooked
in seven different ways. It was a practical
illustration of the value of Mrs. Ewing's les
sons in cookery. Those who partook seemed
satisfied x and who tbat did not test the dishes
I shall declare it was other than tbe most satis
factory bill of fare ?
Benajah Dudley, aged 93 years and six
months, and Timothy Adklns, aged 91 years
and four months, voted Ihe Republican ticket
last Tuesday. Capt. Dudley rode in tbe vil
lage coach to the town ball and back ; Mr.
Atkins walked to the ball, a distance of two
miles, but rode borne with a neighbor.
Samuel E. Stebbins, formerly of Brook
line, but now of Moretown, Dak., was tbe
nominee of tbe Republicans of his county to
the legislature of the territory.
O. 0. Merrifield of Meodota, 111., is in
town for a few days.
Wm. Rist bas gone to California again,
making bis third trip to that state.
Lorenzo W. and E. Wright Bush, with
their families, made their father, Jacob Busb,
a surprise visit at the old homestead on Tues
day evening, Oct. 28tb, it being his 70th birth
day. They left nice mementoes of their af
fection, and the occasion will be long remem
The monthly meeting of the W. 0. T. U.
was held at the chapel Thursday afternoon of
Miss Allie Babcock of Crown Point, N.
V., is visiting at her uncle's, I. D. BurwelL
Miss Uattie R. Burwell closes a success
full term of school at Cavendish to-day, Fri
Tbe silver wedding of Mr. and Mrs. E.
A. Ryther was a social event of more than
usual interest, A goodly nnmber ot neigh
bors aud friends filled their new house Mou.
day evening, some from out of town having
arrived iu tbe afternoon, and tbe gathering
answered tbe double purpose of a 251b anni-
Next Sunday at 2:30 p. It. Rev. E. W.
Whitney will preach in the Universalistcburcb.
The farmers of Halifax will meet at the
Center with Elijah Green, Wednesday, Nov.
12tb, at til p. M , to organize for tbe coming
winter. Subject for tbe evening, "Farming
compared with ether occupations for profit
and pleasure." Dr. W. C. Whiting is expect
ed to read an essay. Tbis is only tbe third
season of these meetings, but the benefita
arising from tbem are plainly visible, and it is
hoped tbat tbey will be renewed with In"
creased vigor and Interest. An invitation is
extended to everyone, and as many as can
ought to avail themselves of this opportunity
for social Intercourse. Mr. Green has a large
Louse and ample accommodations, and, is a
genial member withal, as bas been plainly
shown upon former occasions.
At Tuesday's election it was voted not to
change the place of holding tbe town meet
ings. ll'est Hallrai.
The town treasurer has his notices out
for the collection of taxes, the 90 days com
mencing Nov. 1.
Cider-making is somswhat late in some
parts of tbe town, tbe mills at L. W, Sumner's
and Stone Brothers' only commencing last
Rev. A. W. Goodnow will preach at the
Baptist church in this village next Sunday at
1:30 r. u.
As II. B. Stone was at work in the woods
a few days ago, he heard bis dog making a
rumpus, and, on going to investigate, found
him fighting with a raccoon, and ttirea others
looking on. He managed to kill one with bis
axe ; the others escaped.
Whooping cough is prevailing.
Farmers are engaged in fall plowiog.
Late rains and snows are filling springs.
A few inches of snow fell on tbe 30tb ult.
Cattle are reported as advancing in price.
It. Q. Wilcox bas sold to W. A. Brown
the Plumb place near Leonard Brown's.
Edmund Ingraham by tbe wcrking of a
withe in his bands has found several springs
of water a valuable one on the farm of R-u-el
Arrangements were made to receive at
our telephone office early despatches of elec
tions on Tuesday ; in tbe evening tbe cornet
band bad a concert at viltace ball, and elec.
tlon reports were read from the platform and
j gladly or sadly received according to personal
( views and party preferences and affiliations.
! Emerson W. Smith, who had a "shock"
at Brattleboro a short time ago, died at bis
home In this village last Friday. His funeral
I took place at the Baptist church on Sunday,
and was largely attended. Rev. D. F. Saf
ford, pastor of tbe Baptist church, of which
I deceased was a member, officiated, assisted by
Rev. O. O. Biker.
' Philetus Kellogg raised a bam at bis new
residence on School street Wednesday.
Tbe Congregational ministers of Wind
I bam county held a meeting with tbe cburch
In this place on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Tbe sharp freeze which on Thursday
morning reminded us tbat winter approaches
found strawberries still in blossom in George
Sbaffner's yard. Nov. 1st your correspond
ent ate a ripe strawberry picked by bim there.
Guess tbis freeze will finish np the crop.
Mrs. Newman, having selected a pood variety of fall
and winter mllltoery goods, la now selling tbem st the
lowest cash prices. Your patronage is reapectfolly
solicited. Mra. 8. A. Nrwusir, Londonderry, Vt.
I THE LATEST "WILD CAT" TALE.
A few nights ago two sons of Jarvis Tut
I tie beard what seemed like tbe horrible, blood
curdling cry of an enraged wild animal near
I the bridge between M. L. Lowe's and J.
; Grout's. Having a gun in the buggy, one of
I them upon searching saw what be described
! as "two balls of fire" in tbe spot whence pro.
' ceeded the fearful bowl, and wanted to shoot,
' but bis brother protesting tbat tbe already
frightened young horse would get beyond
control, tbey procured reinforcements, and
searching with lanterns still heard tbe cry.
Tbey beard tbe animal splashing through tbe
water and found a partly-eaten mink left, but
did not come upon tbe animal. Tbe men who
came out thought it must bav6 been a lynx,
or the traditional "wild cat" said to bave been
seen aforetime in tbat locality. A gentleman
who baa frequently ridden upon the engine at
night on the narrow-guage road bas mention
ed catching a glimpse of "two balls of fire,"
suggestive of bis catamountehip.
One qf tbe school children beseeching
your correspondent to say something about
the village school teacher, the request is glad
ly complied with, because there is universal
rejoicing, among tbe older scholars in partic
ular, tbat Miss Whitney bas decided to return
Union ball basement is being converted
into tbe much-needed and long.talked-of dining-room.
W. 0. T. U. meeting at Mrs. Newton's
next Wednesday, and at tbe same time tbe ex
ecutive committee of tbe library are request,
ed to come together. n.
Tbe lecture of Rev. Wm. R. Dugan that
was to come off last Tuesday evening was
postponed on account of the rain.
"Tbe Merry Gleaners" of tbe Universa
list society will bold an entertainment and so
ciable at tbe town hall ou Friday evening,
Nov. 14. A fine program is arranged for the
Ira C. Smith, while at work taking np a
bridge over tbe brook in East Putney last
week Wednesday.fell bead flrst,striklog upon
tbe rocks, severely cutting bis face and head.
David A. Burrows, who was at work slat
ing the new Baptist church, fell from tbe
roof last Friday, by tbe staging breaking or
giving away, precipitating bim lo tbe ground,
but fortunately be struck upon bis feet, bus
tainging only a severe injury of an ankle
joint a very narrow escape from instant
death, as he turned a oomplste somersault af
ter striking tbe lower staging.
Tbe tobacco growers are now engaged in
taking down and stripping their tobacco and
report it in fine condition. v.
Tbe f out lb, lecture of the course will be
given next Tuesday evening by Rev. E. W.
Whitney of Brattleboro. Subject, "An aim
There will be a dramatio entertainment
at Willard Sbepard'a ball next Thursday even
ing for the benefit ot Elder Roel. Tbe ladies
will serve refreshments after Ihe entertain
ment. All are cordially invited.
Burchard Post, G. A. R., will hold its
regular meeting here next Wednesday. A
full attendance of comrades is requested to
transact business of importance.
E. Tj. Hastings is making quite extensive
repairs on his house,
Our veteran and accommodating stage
driver, 0. 0. Simpson, ia running tbe new
line to Grafton under tho late orders from
Quite a large crowd of men remained at
Wlnslow's store from Tuesday night until 4
o'clock Wednesday morning to hear and dis
cuss tbe conflicting election returns received
Mrs. U. IT. Cbamberlln bas a very tins display of
new millinery goods, and is resdy to .attend to tho
wants of old snd new customers.
Which flag bas got to ccme down ?
A. F. Howe has just lost a valuable cow,
O. P. Barrett bas a telegraph running
from bis store to depot,
Tbe literary club meet at the vestry on
Tuesday evening next; subject for discussion,
"Resolved tbat women should be admitted to
the professions." A paper and declamations
will be bad and a Interesting lime Is expected.
School olcmstl with reflations, dialogues,
Ac. The school bas been a success In e very
respect, and we are glad to know Miss Clougu
bas been engaged for the winter term.
A. K. Smith of West Wardsboro, and
Chas. Allen of West Townshend, bave caught
within the last five week, 00 foxes, 1 1 skunks,
!l coons, and 5 mlnki. Pretty good. Who
can beat it? i
BILVin WEDDINO ANXlVEBSim.
On Satnrday, Nov. 1st, upwards of loo
of tbe friends and relatives of Mr. and Mrs.
S. 1). Houghton met with them to remind
them that tbey bad reached the 251 h annlver.
sary of the most important event of Ibeir
liven, and to congratnlate them that subse
quent events have so abuudantly confirmed
the wisdom of that mutual compact, Testi
monials of tbe high esteem In which Mr. and
Mrs. Houghton are held, consisting of a silver
tea service ot 15 piece, tea urn, cake basket,
butter dish snd knife, spoons, china dinner
set, banging lamp, table linen, etc., valued at
more than $125, were presented in behalf of
the donors bv Lorenzo Brown. Ea.. who
also alluded to tbe faithfully executed trusts
which bad been committed to tbem in caring
for their sged parents and in rearing their
children to early assume- honorable and re
sponsible positions. Their son Fred, who is
a Jeweler in Connecticut, and their dauphter
Kate, a teacber in tbe publio schools of Brat
tleboro, were, present. Mr. Houghton re
sponded In his own sgreeable and inimitable
style, thanking all for this expression of good
will and closing his remarks in an imprtmrt
manner, which seemed to impress many with
a desire to make an imprttkion Greetings
and congratulations over, an excellent and
abundant collation was served, and tbis in
turn being over, the company turned home
ward, each wishing Mr. and Mrs. Houghton
long, happy and useful lives. a.
Tbe ladies' circle will serve a harvest sup!
per at Wblthed's ball next Wednesday even
ing, to which all are invited. Supper from .
to 8 o'clock ; dancing from 8 to 12.
The fall term of the village scbool,taoght
by Miss Mary Fitts, doted last Friday. Miss
Fitts is a graduate of Vermont Academy and
an excellent teacher. Tbe pupils made rapid
progress in Ibelr studies, and the discipline
of Ihe school has been excellent.
The new school-bouse, built by T. F.
Johnson and G. Estabrooks, is a model for a
country village. It is to be furnished in sea
son for the winter term with Ibe "Triumph"
school desks from Baksr, Pratt k Co. of New
We have a report of the grange fair held
at the town hall Oct. 25, which will be print
ed in our agricultural department next week.
A closing.out sale of all Ihe goods in ths
O. C. Fitts store is announced.
The funeral of Betsey Merrifield was held
on Tuesday at the Universalist church, Rev,
W. N. Birbercfficiating.
Town meeting at this village but thinly
The funeral of Henry Hojt was attended
at tbe Methodist church on Wednesday after,
noon. Rev. H. F. Forrest of Wilmington
and Rev. G. F. Arms were present.
Sociable at tbe Methodist vestry next
Tuesday evening, with oyster supper from 5
to 8 o'clock:. All are invited.
Do not forget tbe entertainment at Ihe
Methodist vestry Saturday evening.
Mary E. Spencer is filling tbe clerkship
in Andrews & Spencer's store now vacant by
tbe recent departure of C. II. Andrews.
The officers chosen at the last meeting ot
Waverly Lodge, No. 53, I. 0. G. T., were as
follows : Mrs. G. E. Haynes. W. C. T ; E. li.
Corbett, W. R. H. 8.; A. E. Spencer, W. L.
H. S ; Mrs. A. M. Johnson, W. V. T.j Mrs.
C. C. Clark, W. 8.; Miss L. L. Corbett. W.
A. 8.: Geo. E. Haynes, W. F. 8.; Mrs. W. B.
Haskell, W. T.; Rev. A. W. Goodnow, W. C :
Jo. Biddle, W. M.; Miss Dora Haskell, W. D.
M ; Annie Johnson, W. I. G ; S. W. Rich,
ardson, W. O. G.
Tuesday's election passed off very quietly-
The Murray club will bold exercises at
tbe Universalist church next Sunday evening.
District clerks can have the Vermont
school report for 1884 by calling for them at
tbe post office.
Darkness and Daylight will be presented
here Nov. 12 and 13, by the 0. W. Henry
troupe with the aid of our band and others.
Mr. E. E. Covey, who bas been at Kan
sas City for the past six months, bas returned
and will go to New York to spend the winter.
A floor is being put into P. G. Wilder's
ball, which is to be used for a skating rink.
Four axes have mysteriously disappeared
from Truman Moore's shed lately. Mr.Moore
says if tbey will return tbe best one be vi ill
not charpe anything for the other Ibree.
Tbe concert at the Congregational church
last Wednesday evening was well attended
considering it was very windy. Some old
residents say they never heard tbe wind blow
Tbe cider mill at Edward Titus' has clos
ed operation, also tbe cider jelly works.
The W. C. T. U. met with Mrs. Fred
Moore this afternoon, Fiiday.
Mrs. Elwin Dennison bas been quite sick
for some time. All tbe sick ones ar on the
mend. Mrs. L. H. Lithrop has returned to
New York. Mrs. A. L. Wilder is visiting in
Brattleboro. Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Tucker of
Halifax were in town a few days this week.
EJ. Barnard bas returned to Brooklyn, N. Y.
Florence Barnard bas gone with bim and will
spend the winter lhre. We are glad to see
John Morris out again. Chauncy Cashman
and wife are visiting friends in New York
Mrs. IL P. Bowker bat gone to Readsboro to
attend ber daughter, Mrs. C. E. Higgins,who
is quite sick.
Our pastor. Rev. U. V. Baker, returned
home last week.
Mr. Wellman, the village merchant, it
finishing off the upper part of bis etor-, alsj
putting on a nice piazza.
Tbe school in this district, taught by Mi's
Carrie Wescot of Londonderry, closed la-t
Friday with an exhibition in tbe evening.
Tbe term was a very pleasant and profitable
one and much enjoyed by both teachers and
scholar, and much disappointment is felt
tbat Miss Wescot's services cannot be secured
for the winter term.
We bad a tough pull and a long pull, tot
did not pull all together, town-meeting day.
Tbe Republican vote was 258, Democratio
105, with a few scattering. Geo. W. Lewis,
Republican, waa chosen first representative,
and Ed. O. Robertson, Democrat, second.
There was one Republican tbat wanted to b
representative whom the party didn't want ;
the consequence was, a Democrat was chosen
in bis place. Mr. Robertson is a worthy
young man, and all right except his politics.
Adjourned Pomona Graage Meeting-
The Windham county Pomona grange
did not meet on the 30tb ult , owing to Ihe
storm, and another meeting is hereby called
to be held with the Wilmington grange next
In the cue of the Town of St. Albans
r. the National Oar company, and the Village
ot St. Albans r. tbeaame, tbe supreme court
has decided tbat Ihe car company must pay
tbe taxes assessed against its non-resident
stockholders. Tbe question was as to tbe va
lidity of tbe law of 1880, making the stock
in corporations liable to taxation, the stock of
non-residents to be set in the list iu the town
where tbe corporation has its principal office.
The car company refused to pay the laxea ae.
sesscd against its non-resident stockholders
and this suit was brought to compel such pay
ment. The Mary Fletcher hospital at Burling
ton waa reopened on Monday after having
been closed sinoe July for repairs. During
this time its beating and plumbing arrange
ments have been improved and enlarged and
tbe entire building bas been thoroughly ren
ovated. The institution ia now more com.
plete and satltfactory ia all its appointments
than ever before.
Montpeller village is discussing an elec
trio lighting project, power for driving the
apparatas to be diiven by tbe new village
Montpeller has a new skating rink and
calls it tbe Golden Fleece.
A freight train was wrecked on Ibe St.
Jobnsbury and Lake Cbamplain railroad last
Friday night by some new car wheels falling
on the track from a car ou which they were
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