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THE VERMONT PHOENIX, B RATTLE BO R O, FRIDAY. MARCH 27, 1801.
Slc Vermont Bfeccnu'. Bit ATTLEBORO : FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 1891. WITH SU1UM.KMKXT. Business Announcement. On account of tbe steadily Increasing pressure Un the columni of The PIiivdI x, ami the general growth of our business, an enlargement of the paper will l made at noon an the neceary new machinery and material can he liought and put In order for ue. Tlio Vermont 1'htcnlx has a larger paid elrcnlatlon In Windham eounly tlinn any oilier paper. Ex-Gov. Lucius Robinson of New York died at his home In Elmira on Monday. In his days of active life he was a leading representative of the letter element of the Democratic party. He wus elected to the governorship in 1870, and was defeated by Tammany on his nomination for another term. Ex-Congressman McKlnley of Ohio was accorded a great reception at Mechanics hall, Worcester, Mass., Monday evening, where he sKke upon the tariff question. The hall was not large enough to hold the audience that came together. Mr. McKin ley was given an ovation when he appear ed, the women waving their handkerchiefs and the men their hats, and his address In behalf of the protection principle and poli cy was listened to with absorbing Interest. The Democrats who are denouncing the extravagance of the 51st Congress get lit tle comfort from Mr. Cotkrell of Missouri, who is the leading Democrat on the Senate committee on appropriations. He says that as a whole tbe appropriations of the 01st Congress were not larger than the grow ing needs of the country require, and that he sees no way in which the appropriations of the 52d Congress can be much reduced if these needs are met and the growth of the country kept up with. Hon. Jerry Simpson, the Farmers' Alli ance representative in Congress from Kan sas, has come to the East to speak in behalf of the Alliance, explain its principles and objects and try to establish the organiza tion in New England, He was interviewed in Boston Tuesday, and the reporters found him a quick-witted, agreeable man. He is described as being in personal appearance n little alxive medium height, solidly knit, with a good head, but with face and neck seamed and furrowed by exposure to west ern sun and winds. After delaying more than a week Gov. Nichols of Louisiana sent an answer to Mr. Blaine's letter in regard to the New Orleans massacre, which was printed in the pnpergof Wednesday. Tbe letter is a very peculiar document. It expresses no regret for the murder of the prisoner!., but simply says that there is now no excitement in the city, that there is no danger of further outbreak, and that the grand jury are in- vestigating the case. Oov. Nichols evi dently does not mean to weaken himself with the Now Orleans jieople by expressing condemnation of their actions which he does not feel. A statement started the rounds of the press despatches eorly this week to the ef feet that Senator Edmunds means to resign before another Congress meets. Tbe story ongii.at'd apparently in a despatch from Miunbbjiolis, and it was said to be founded on a statement made by ex-Senator Pierce "a close personal friend of Mr. Edmunds." Webb took up tbe matter in a Boston Jour nal despatch on Wednesday, mentioning two or three facts that seemed to give color to the report. The first of these is that Mr. Edmunds has leased his Washing ton house, built for bis own occupation, to Senator Washburne of Minnesota, for a numter of years, with the added statement that Mrs. Edmunds and her daughter will hereafter spend their wiuters in the South. Webb also says that at an executive session of the Senate held on the last day of the recent sersion Mr. Edmunds made a speech alluding to certain personal matters, which might be construed as a farewell address, He also alludes to an understanding, prev alent at the opening of the late session of the Vermont legislature, that something new or important was likely to take place but which, however, did not happen. "tl'sr IXI Jsdi Wheeler f" The St. Johnsbury Republican suggests that tbe appointment by the President of Judge H. II. Wheeler as the member in this cir cuit of the new United States circuit court of appeals, would lie one eminently fit to be made, saying : "Judge Wheeler has all the necessary qualifications for this high position. His record as circuit judge and hiB decisions in some of the most important legal questions in New York city all show him to be a jurist of careful discernment and unquestioned honesty and entirely worthy of a promotion. It would be diffi cult to find a better man." To this it may be added that not only in Vermont, but in the courts in New York, where Judge Wheeler is often called to sit, he is held in the highest respect and appreciation both by tbe judges and by the distinguished counsel who practice in those courts. By nature and training, and in his personal liearing, he is the ideal judge, and his pro motion, should it chance to come about, would be cordially endorsed by everybody in the circuit of which Vermont forms a part. It is understood, however, that no appointments for the new circuit will be made until next December, when the Sen ate will be in session to confirm the nomi nations. lV.Mra am Vetcrs im HchMl Menial. Some doubt has arisen as to the right of women to vote in the school district meet ings. Examination of the statutes shows that prior to 1803 the qualifications of vot ers in town and school district meetings were different. In that year they were made the same. "Male persons not citi zens of the age of 21 years," whose lists had been taken in town the year preceding, and those exempt from taxation liecause GO years old, were voters in both. None were so exempt, and so none were voters but those whose h-n had been so taken. Those who were 70 "ere exempt: aud in 18011 male citizens 21 years of age whose lists had been taken in town the vear preceding, and those exempt because 70 years old, or from jioverty, "or by reason of any special law," were made voters. In 1880 male citizens 21 years of age whose lists had lieen taken in town the year preceding and who were "exempt from taxation from any cause" were made legal voters. At the same time women were given the same right as men to vote in all school district meetings, to hold offices in school districts relating to school affairs; and the right to be town superintendents of schools and town clerks. Women aud minors may, as well as men, be cit izens. Men whose lists are taken in town the year preceding, or might be but for some exemption, are voters. Tbe change of exemption from that by reason of special law to that for any cause shows that any exemption, however general and for whatever cause, is sufficient. Women have tbe same right as men in school district meetings, in the election of school officer iu towns, and in holding of fices relating to school affairs. Tbe su . preme court has said, iu the 33th volume of Vermont Reports, at page 637, that "the right to hold office iu tbe district and the right to vote iu school meeting" dejiend on tbe same question. Tbe right of women to bold these town offices is not made to de pend on their actually having a list ; and their right to vote does not appear to de iend upon this. They may vote if they are citizens 81 years old, and their lists were taken the year preceding or might have been but for exemption from any cause whatever. They are exempt from poll taxes because of sex; this exemption , seems tn save to them the right to vote In school meetings and school affairs : and this makes the right to hold anil vote for the same office harmonious. The Direct Tux Jlsnrj. It is understood that Gov. Page has un- ler consideration the iiuestlon whether a special session of the legislature ought to he called in order to make immediately avail able the $17tl,000due the state under the act of Congress refunding the direct tax mon ey paid by many of the states during the war. By the terms of the act the money cannot lie paid to the state until the legisla ture passes an act accepting it in full settle ment of the claim of the state against the government. If the matter rests until the legislature meets in 1811 J the state will lose the interest on the money until that time, the net loss being the dilTerence between the amount of this interest and the cost of a special session. State Treasurer Field is quoted as saying that the state probably could not realite more than four per cent interest on the sum due, or about 111.000, while the cost of a special session would be at least $10,000, St. Albans people would like to have a special session held so that the necessary legislation can be enacted to enable the government to go ahead at once with the erection of the public building at that place for which Congress appropriated money. Our own impression is that the Governor will do well to let alone an extra session. If he could be sure that, when assembled, this emliodiment of the wisdom and dignity of the state would simply legislate on the two necessary subjects named and then go home, it would do very well to hold the session, but the chances are decidedly that, once in session, the school law would be tinkered over again, a doien other things would be urged as imperative, and the bars being once let down there would he no telling where the end would be. With regard to the use to be made of this direct tax money when paid it is known that Gov. Page favors setting it aside as a fund for public school purposes. The suggestion is a good one, and the rea soning in support of it as set forth by the News and Citizen, under the Governor's inspiration, doubtless, is sound and com mendable : What sliall tie done w ith this fund If mid directly into the treasury of the state it would naturally De expenuea lor current expenses. Would this be rlghtf It is in no sense the earn ings of the nresent feneration It conies rather as a legacy from our fathers and should not tie iiReu to iay me current expenses 01 me itui.r. Windfalls like this ought to tie set aside for edu cational purposes If added to the Huntington lunu, to De sacreaiy set apart tor me support 01 our common schools, it would be a perpetual blessing, as well as a constant reminder to the generations that come after us that Vermont promptly responded in our country's greatest peril, not only with men. but with munificent sums of money Let us not fail to treat this leg. acy from the days of 1WJ1 from a broad and states manlike standpoint." Neltler. far Our Deserted Fur.. Although the legislature curtly abolished tbe office of commissioner of agriculture and manufacturing interests, and put an end to an organized attempt to repeople our deserted farms, the seed sown by ilr. Valentine persists in sprouting, and he is in constant receipt of letters like the fol low ing which we print because they are of immediate local interest : Carre. PA.. March 16. 1KU. Itenr jiir: t see by The Vermont Hirenix that you had inv letter of Inquiry in regard to "aban doned" lands in Vermont published. As a result, I hate letters from farmers all over thestateof Verumnt. holding out nattering Inducements for farms to rent and to settle in uur state, without solicitation on my art. Astlie result of what In formation we bate, Mr Luther Hoof and w lfe will lea e for your state next week to settle In Windsor county, the llrst one to emigrate to y our state fromthis county (Indiana) 1 hope the good tieople of Perklnsrllle, Windsor county, w 111 give them a royal reception as they go among Strang, era. I hope that their going may be the open door to many of our farmers w ho are straining to make a living. Suffice it to say Mr. Roof is one of our liest citizens, industrious aud honest. Mrs Hoof Is a native of New York city, and for the past year has lieen the founder and superin tendent of a mission Sunday school in this county in one of our rural districts. Yours trulv, W II McMUtLER. iorA'ir: 1 will explain. Ihavesume friends who, like myself, are farmers' sons, and are now employed In shops, with willing hands and little money to start w ith Have read the report and looked the map of the state over. Would like to gain information concerning the cheap portions, the prices asked by the respective owners of tbe abandoned farms which would come w lthin our means, for Instance. 1 and two friends, w ho are brothers, w ould like to get farms adjoining, or nearly so. In tbe neighborhood of. say, 75 to 100 acres of land apiece, with builJfngs w nieh could be made tenable with a small outlay of money, each place to hat e as much as 2 or 30 acres of fair work land, tbe balance in pasture and wood land. We are all In favor of this part of the stale l Windham county) from the report, but are willing to go anywhere that offers a chance to work out a home of our own where w e can enjoj- the pure country air and the freedom which we were used to In our boyhood Now if you could give me information as to the names of the parties who own lands of this description, so that 1 can w rite to them and get particulars as to tbe prices and conditions of the places, and that I will know who to go and see w ben 1 shall go to iook at tne places, t w iu De greatly ouugeo ana also mv friends. Yours truly. It W IiEEIIE. No. 103 Barrett street. Schenectady, S, Y An enquiry like this latter one should not be allowed to go unanswered. It is made in good faith, and the people of the towns interested would do an eminently wise thing should they unite in some w-ay and adopt a plan by which complete and de tailed information could be furnished in every such case. Since the above was in type the announce ment is made that the state board of agri culture voted at a meeting held on Wednes day to continue the work of advertising the agricultural and manufacturing re sources of the state. The board, of which the Governor is a member, will take tbe responsibility of carrying on the work so well begun by Commissioner Valentine. Private contributions to a sufficient amount are expected and a pamphlet will be pre pared, giving tbe location of purchasable farms and other information, to be circu lated freely. IiiOllni.lrr Pbrlp. an the Itering Htm Dispute. A notable contribution to the periodical literature of the day, discussing a subject of international importance, is the article of Hon. Edward J. Phelps on "The Bering Sea Controversy" in the April number of Harper's Magazine, Mr. Phelps speaks on this subject with a degree of knowledge and authority which could be exceeded by no other writer, either in this country or England. He was the minister from this country to Great Britain under tbe Cleve land administration, He is a lawyer of ability and wide learning, and brings to the subject a view which is broad and statesmanlike, He states plainly and con cisely the ioint at issue in the controversy between the two countries, but the main interest of the article lies in tbe fact that he treats the subject as an American from an American point of view, and upholds strongly the position taken by the present administration under the lead of Mr, Blaine as secretary of state. He shows that the essential point under dispute and discus sion was never raised until England was forced to consider and defend it under pres sure from Canada, whose sealere are raiding the Bering sea waters and slaughtering the female seals in tbe breeding season. Mr. Phelps's bitterest shafts of denunciation aud sarcasm are aimed at those Democratic and mugw ump newspapers whose policy it has steadily been to attack the administra tion and criticise its policy in this import ant matter, simply because it is a Repub lican administration, and is attempting to bring it to a just settlement and establish au American principle. The following is a paragraph in illustration . "To peruse the discussions of most questions of this sort in the American press would lead the un. learned reader to conclude that one proposition In International law, at least, can be regarded aa st-iticst, tuat w.tuat wuate.er u asserted by our own government Is necessarily wrong This 1 mint Is readily conceded by our adversaries, but tends more to simplify disputes than to conduct I thera to results favorable to our own aide. If 1 our government la demanding w bat is wrong, the demand should at once be abandoned If It la claiming what is rigkt, aud what Is worth claim Ing, It should twelve tbe supjtort of all parties I whether all tbe points taken, and all tbe argu l menu by w blch It endeavors to support Its case, prove universally convincing or not I To this Mr. Phelps adds that I 'The authors can hate the satisfaction of , know ing that all these contribution! to the lirit- Ith side of the discussion are promptly put on flle In Her Majesty's foreign ofiloe, and will not fall of their effect fireat Hritaln affords us no corresponding advantage Not a word has been uttered or printed lalb.t txmutry, so far as Is know n, against the Canadian contention, or in support of tuat of the I'nited State.. The sug-gv-stioo that tbe government might be prejudiced in uiuducllng the dincusslou silence at once the tongue, and -iu of both partle. And if a new administration w ere to oome Into iw er It would take up this subject where Iu predeceasora left It. w llfiout any chang. of front whatever." The severity of this rebuke is the better realized when it is remembered that Mr. Phelps Is a Democrat of the most pro nounced convictions and affiliations, and that he was the one foreign appointee of the Cleveland administration who achieved an international reputation It lias been well said of his article that "Mr. Phelps has not only exposed the servility to England and the disloyalty to American ideas, prin ciples and Institutions, of these un-American journals already alluded to but has sustained with n resistless logic and with marvelous lucidity of statement of the law and the facts involved in the Bering sea controversy the patriotic and magnificent fight for American rights that has been made liv Mr. Blaine " Cengrr.stunn (Irani. Ilreerri. IFroin the Burlington Free he The Free Press has had frequent occa sion to refer tn the valuable services of the different members of the Vermont delega tion in Congress, and these columns will lar witness to the fact that their work has lieen appreciated bv their constituents The full extent of Congressman Grout's labors may not hsve been apparent to the public owing to the fact that his attention was largelyocctiin'ed during the past session with duties attending his position as chairman of the committee on the District of Columbia. An examination of the records, however, shows that he has accomplished a large amount of work. During the 51st Con gress Just closed, he introduced 8(1 bills, of which 33 became laws an unusually high percentage. Of these bills 4!i were private measures and 41 were of a general charac ter. Of the private bills 22 became laws, including 20 pension bills. Of the 11 public bills that became law-s one w-as for the es tablishment of a fish hatchery, which was provided for in the sundry civil appropria tion bill. Most of the others related espec ially to District affairs, and included one for refunding the District debt, one for le galizing building projections in tbe District a local measure of much interest and one to prevent pool selling and book-making in the District. The last named bill was passed at the first session and vetoed by the President, but was passed in a slightlv al tered form in the secoud session and re ceived the executive signature. This is a record which is creditable alike to Congress man Grout and tbe state which he so ably represents. Au Odlou. f 'ettipariaen. From the New York Press. 1 From March, 1885, to March, 1887, the first two years of the first Democratic ad ministration in 24 years, il41,,ri3fl,:i00 was paid on the public debt This was G rover Cleveland's record. From March, Wl, to March. 18111, the first two years of the present Republican administration, the public debt was reduced by $2G5,O0O.OOO. Comparisons are odious, but in this instance the comparison in fa vor of Benjamin Harrison's record amounts to $123,4G3.700. It is the Republican against the Democratic record. They Were Useful Thru. From the ltuflalo Express.) Twenty years ago au organized band of Italians used to march about the streets of New Orleans in times of political cam paigns and shoot all negroes they happened to meet. The "leading citizens" never thought of lynching any of them for that ; and as for the negroes they were used to such treatment. STATE XEVVS. A large derrick in the yard of tbe Na tional granite company at Barre fell on Tuesday, causing $200 damage. Second Lieutenant Mudgett of the Spen cer Rifles at Barre, has been promoted to the first lieutenancy of that company, and D R. Bisliee has been chosen secoud lieu tenant. It is expected that hourly trains will soon lie running between Barre and Mont jielier Over $22,000 has been paid to tbe farm ers of Bristol aud viciuity for potatoes de livered at Bristol or New Haven depot. The New Hampshire legislature has ap propriated $:ln00 for payiug the expense of having that state represented at the dedi cation of the Bennington battle monumeut next August. Col. Fred E. Smith has resigned as pres ident of the Vermout Mutual Fire Insur ance company. Zephir Lamora of Walden, aged 22, at tempted to lioard a train last week, but misled his footing, fell uuder the cars and was killed. A peculiar accideut occurred at Stowe last Friday. Truman B. Smith was mov ing a house, and on a dow n grade it got be youd his control and crushed one of his ox en. Mr. Smith's leg was caught under the rollers and broken. A movement is on foot to rebuild the ho tel recently burned at Hyde Park, and the stockholders have formed au association w-jth Gov. Page as president. A. W. Barnum of Montpelier wou the first prize in a typewriting contest at Boston last week. His record was 134 words iu a minute. Three men who created a disturbance iu town meeting were arraigned liefore the justice of peace at Wbeelock. One was discharged, another was fiued $5 and costs, and the third waived examination aud was held in the sum of $100. Marshall W. Stoddard, for many years a prominent citizen in Newark aud Burke, fell upon the ice last Saturday, fracturing his skull. Death took place at once. E. C. Carpeuter & Brother of Lyndon ville have sold their four-years-old stallion, "Gen Chase," to parties in Providence, R. I., for $1000. A contract has been closed for an iron bridge across the river at Waterford, to replace the wooden one which was carried aw ay by high water last spring. It will have a span of 265 feet and cost $7000. The house of Robert Nulty of Milton, w hich cost $5000, with furnishings worth $3000, including a valuable library, was burned last week Friday. Tbe insurance was $2000. New York capitalists have reorganized the Brandon statuary marble company, made the capital stock $100,000, and will begin quarrying aud finishing marble from tbe old Seldeu quarry in Sudbury as soon as tbe water can be pumped out. John D. Wheeler, an elderly resident of Castleton, and a member of the 2nd Ver mont iufantry, company B, was chopping in the woods Wednesday when the ax slipped, striking him in the foot and sever ing it in tw-o. Three prominent business men of Bur lington, C. B. Gray, II. T Rutter and F. II. Fisher, the latter cashier of the How ard national bank, were out on the lake in an ice yacht Wednesday, when it broke through the ice. They managed to cling to the yacht until help arrived and they were rescued. Carleton A. Geer, a brakeman who lives at St. Albans, was instantly killed at Bur lington on last week Friday morning while attempting to lioard a train, Articles of coqioration have been filed for the Bell shoe company at Chelsea, with a capital stock of $20,000. George B M. Harvey, a Peacham boy, who in former years worked in the Cale donian office at St. Johnsbury, has been appoiuted commissioner of banking and in surance for tbe state of New Jersey. The apiwintment is one of the most important ones in the state, as it gives him supervision of all thelarge financial institutions. It is for three years with sn annual salary of $4000. Col. Harvey, who is only 27 years old and probably the youngest man iu the country holding a losition of so great re sponsibility, accepted it with the under standing that his official duties should not interfere with his regular work as editorial and political writer for the New York World. Tbe Massachusetts house has just reject ed by a vote of 52 yeas to 120 nays a pro posal offered in tbe form of a bili to allow one liquor license for every 500 leople. The fact that only two Republicans voted iu favor of the bill is significant. By the way, are there any third party prohibi tionists left in Vermout to make a note of this difference between the two great po litical parties I rVeeiVess. Hebrew is again becoming a living lan guage in Palestine. Tbe thousands of Jews who are going there from different coun tries, being unable to communicate with each other in their ordinary languages, re sort to the knowledge which they have of Hebrew in their religious services for a means of communication. Deafars. I'nn'l He Cure J 1 by local applications as thev cannot reach tbe , diseased iiortlon of the ear There Is only one I way to cure deafness and that Is by constitutional remedies, lvalue. Is caused by an Inflamed i condition of tbe muuous lining of tbe Eustachian tube When this tube gets intUmed ou have a . rumbling sound or Imperfect hearing and wheu It , la entirely clewed Ileaf lies. Is the reault and uuImss the Inflammation can be taken out and this tube restored to iu normal condition hearing will be destroyed forever Nine cane, out of ten are ' caused by catarrh which, Is nothUig but an In ! named condition of the muoou. surface, j We will give One Hundred lkilUu-sfor any case of iH-afuesstcauaud by Catarrh) that we can not cure by taking Hall's Catarrh Cure. Send for circulars, free I F.J CHENEY CO., Toledo, O. t3rSold by druggists, 7b oenu. U0ME NEWS. Aam.mceMeHt. To ItlST-A small tenement at No Hlrge street. Mrs. J. F. Wnunn Wantmi!iU tneu to smoke the celebrated Chronicle cigar. Huy Picture Frames of deddla. The place to bur pictures and frames is at Clapp A Jones's. Wanted. - A girl to do general hcusew oi k Kn quire at No. 10 Prospect street. You can buy good dry stove wood at the old yard on Williams street, near Iron bridge. All or. tiers promptly Ailed. Uro. R. Perry. leave your laundry at Knapp's for the lswt work. Five-room tenement tu rent to right party f"r t; 50 a month. Mas. 8. L. ll IKhirk, Main HI. For Hale -Engine and holler and gasoline stove. Call at Parker's job shop, Elliot street. Nickel alarm clocks $1,001 nothing better made -warranted. Chas. A. Tnltp& Co.. Jewelers For Hale. -White Leghorn eggs for setting: Knapp brothers' stock. Price $1.00 per setting. C. E. A J. H. CYahk. West llrattleboi o, Wilms S. Newton, Clerk. Brattleboro, Vt., March iff, 111. Tenement to Kent. Seven rooms In Houghton block. Main street, lately occupied by Miss Miller for dress-making and tenement. New picture mouldings this week at t'lapp & Jones's Wanteu. At once, good house ,ainter J.C. Chanoler, llrattleborn. The oftices In Williston block, occupied for more than twenty years past by Hon. James M. Tyler, are for rent after April 1. Enquire of (' F Thompson & Co. At the present time there are two signs. What do they indicate! We will tell yon. It means at tbe Custom dye bouse we are doing our best to give satisfaction, so by the w ay w e put up a, new sign, making two which are visible on two streets. Whipple and High. Please don't wait, but call or address. Woods called for or delivered in tbe village limits. Yours to serve. L. 11. Isivfri. St High street Nailer. The inemtiers of l'rosjiect Hill AKNoclation are hereby notified and warned that iuannual meet ing will be held at the lower town ball on Tues day eveniug, April . 1891. at 7 u'clock, for iliolce of officers, and to see If the association w ill vote to change the time of holding the annual meeting from the first Tueslay in April to tbe second Monday In January BRATTLEDORO. A box of orange flowers reaches this office by mall from Los Angeles, Cal , with their fragrance seemingly as fresh and erfect as when plucked from the trees They were sent by Mrs. James A Young, (nee Miss Fannie E. Robinson of Williams ville). Another Ikx from the same source contains leaves of the date palm, leaves of the eucalyptus or blue gum tree, with buds, blossoms, caia and seed capsules of the same tree, leaves and berries of the epper tree, and other specimens of the luxuriant vegetation of that favored clime. Tbe largest single shipment of sugar ever received in Brattlelwro now stands in the railroad yard. This is a full car of 110 barrels of refined sugar, of 24,000 iouuds weight. This sugar was liought in bond by Mr Harlow of tbe Farmers' and Mechanics' Exchange, and it still remains under tbe I'nited States government seal, from which it will be released next Wednesday morn ing by a deputy collector, when the new tariff goes into effect and the duty is re moved from sugar. The purchase was made by Mr. Harlow to meet the large local demand which will arise on the re moval of the duty, all stocks in the retailers hands having been reduced to the lowest Kissible point in order to avoid loss, and was a wide-awake business movement on his part. The reduction will amount to two cents a pouud The cost per iound at the refiners' by the tiarrel is now 0 5-8 cents, while this consignment was liought for 4 5-8 for April 1st delivery. It will protiably lie wholesaled at 5 cents, aud re tailed at 5 1-2 The saving is one which will be fel; and appreciated in every house hold, and will do much to reconcile even our Democratic friends to the oieration of the McKinley bill. A colt owned by Frank Dunklee. for which he bad refused an offer of $300, died oue day this week. Tbe liody of II P. Green, whose death at Jacksonville, Fla., was anuounced last week, reached Brattleboro Saturday night, and on Monday was taken to Towusbend for burial by Mr. E. Wales and Mrs J A. Clark. Mr. Green's wife and son did not come on from Jacksonville, as was exjiected. The Red Men gave an enjoyable dance at their hall Tuesday evening. A large com pany was in attendance. For tbe tienefit of the piscatorians who are planning a campaign on the trout brooks next week and soon after, it may be well to state that tbe catching of trout in Vermont previous to May 1st, is a violation of the law, according to au act jiassed by the last legislature. April 30th is the date that has tteen de cided upon for the Murray club's "Mother Goose Carnival." Henry Scott was arrested Wednesday afternoon for being intoxicated, and at the hearing Thursday liefore Justice Newton he pleaded guilty aud was fined $5 and costs. He disclosed that he had engaged Curtis Davis to get him a pint of whiskey. Mr, Davis was thereupou brought liefore the justice and fined $10 and costs, amount ing to $21 47. Mr. Davis iu turn disclosed that he liought the liquor at the American House, and prosecutions were therefore made agaiust Manager Harvey by State Attorney Hitt. Mr. Harvey pleaded guilty to 20 first offenses, and w as fined $401) and costs. Barlow Bros ' uiirstrels will appear at tbe town ball, Friday evening, April 10. The company is larger than ever before, con taining 28 people, and carries iu ow n brass band and orchestra. All the latest Amer ican, European and Australian novelties are said to be presented. Emerson & Son contemplate opening a branch store at Wilmington. Sedgwick post will observe the 25th an niversary of the organization of the Grand Army by a gathering at the town hall on Monday evening, April G, which is expect ed to take the form of a camp-fire. The First Regiment orchestra has had en gagements to play every evening this week, going to Turners Falis, Millers Falls and other places. C. H. Daveniort's house on Prospect street has been sold to Mr. Davenport's brother and uncle, Herbert Davenjiort and S. T. Davenport, tbe latter of Wilmington. C H. Davenport and family will occupy rooms in Charles Miner's new house on Terrace street. Sedgwick post, G. A. R., has received from Secretary of War Proctor 75 war maps, showing all the important battle, fields of the war of the Union, and the location of the various divisions in the battles. These maps have been mounted ou frames or rolls so as to be convenient for reference, They will- lie invaluable to every student of history. There will be a union service of the churches of the village in the town ball on Fast day, Friday, April 3, at 10:30 a. m The theme of the meeting will be "Good citizenship ; what it is and how to promote it." The ministers of the various churches will make short addresses on the general topic It is hoped there may be a large at tendance. Our new Brattleboro firm of Barber Bros, took txKsession of the Brooks House boot and shoe store on Monday morning T. P. Barber, who baa charge of the store, is well-known in Brattleboro, through his term of service in the store of Houghton ct Kuech, Both young men are well-known in the county, and will be sure to command their share of the local trade, The Easter supper and sale held by the women of the Industrial Union on Monday evening was one of the most pleasant and successful with which they have served their friends. Another index of the life and morale of Brattleboro is to be found in the number of children of school age in the village dis trict who attend school ; the clerk's census shows that there are 1004 children of such age, aud the school registers show that 034 of these are pupils in the schools Or, in other words, there are only 70 children be tween the ages of 5 and 19 whj do not at tend school In the district schools there are 744 pupils, in the parochial schools 130, and in the private schools 00, The Windham county people who are in terested in the Mergenthaler typesetting or tyecasting machine, will lie pleased to know that in the case between the Mergen thaler and Rogers companies for infringe ment of patent, heard in the circuit court in New York, the decision was in favor of the former, and amounted to a complete vio tory. The sale to Thos. Mott of Long Island by H. R. Lawrence of his Viking filly, "Valky rie," once more emphasizes the motto, "breed to the best." "Valkyrie" will be breed to "Pistachio" (brother to Nutwood! The prospective foal will carry the blood of "Waterwich," the only mare that has pro duced five colts with records better than 2:25, and Miss Russell, the dam of Maud 8., 2.031, and three others that have records better than 2:30. We said in 1888, refer ring to full sister of "Valkyrie," sold to Mr. Emerson Brooks of Connecticut, that it was one of the finest fillies ever bred in the state, and that statement is fully justi fied at this time, as Mr. Molt selected ber out of a number of "Viking" oolta for a brood mare. Rats Yes, rats ! Not rats in the ver nacular of the street gamin, but rats in flesh and blood. 200 strong. They war found in Dr Helton's barn on Walnut street, which is lielng torn down, preiuira tory to building a new one on the same site. The building was a very old one, having been formerly the "Sykes" barn, standing on the place now owned by Geo S. Dow ley. In the course of taking it down these rats were found beneath the floor in huge nests. When the first settlement was dis covered, alwut 50 of the rodents were sum marily despatched, and latter a larger set tlement was brought tn light, and alwut 85 more met a similar fate. Many of the rats ercniied, but the total number killed was between 150 and 200. They wero in a torpid condition, having become chilled on account of the removal of the hoards of the barn. The Sons of Veterans' supper, which was to have lieen given this evening, has been postKUIed. Tbe next dancing party at the Brooks House will lie on the evening of April 0. A horse belonging to Marcus Bobbins, valued at $150, died Saturday alter half an hour's illness, Th spring term of the public schools be gins Monday The men of the Unitarian society will " sugar off" at Red Men's hall next Tues day eveniug, and they Invite all their friends to attend. Supper will be served from fl:!UI to 8 o'clock, and dancing will follow. Tbe St. Paul Dally Globe contained in Its editorial columns on Monday of last week a highly appreciative notice of a sermon on the life and work of John Milton, preached the Sunday previous by Itev S. M C'roth ers in his pulpit in that city The Globe pronounces Mr. Crothers "without doubt the most luminous mind in our local pulpit." and adds that "He has the rarest capacity to clothe iu the most simple and Intelligible form the profound truths of life, and is a master in the art of expression and of the rich know ledge of the ages. No oue who has once heard him, no matter what his creed, can question his learning, his daring, and tbe Iteauty and interest of his style. The doctrine he preaches is the dortriue of intellectual lilierty." News was received on Weduesday of the death of Mrs. Helen Merrifietd. wife or E. L Mernlleld of the Continental Hotel of New York, which took place on Tuesday evening The cause of her death was an attack of the grip Mrs. Merrifield's maid en name was Farrar, and she was a daughter of the long-time Townshend town clerk of that name. Her mother, who survives her, was the daughter of Chapin Howard of that town, and sister of the late A. C and O S. Howard With her mother and sister Mrs. Mernlleld had spent several summers at the Bliss farm in Brattlelioro. Her life-long friend, Mrs. M E. Shattuck of 'ln village, left on Wednesday afternoon to attend the funeral Her mother and sister have both lieen seriously ill with the grip, but were improving at last accounts. In faith it were a motley company, ring streaked, sieck!ed, deformed and trans formed, which held iosessiuu of the town hall last Friday evening, at the annual masquerade hall given by the Daughters of Reln-kah Tbe attendance was hardly as large as in former jears. The costumes, as a rule, were of original desigu and of a burlesque character, but a few had original ed handsome costumes, or had secured them from a professional costumer. Before the removal of the masks it was a case of "who's who, or all iu a fog " One young man promenaded atsiut with his wife, and never thought of knowing her, and other, "got left" as badly After tbe march many not wearing costumes joined in the dance. To many the o-asion was one of unalloyed pleasure There was a good attendance of sjiertatnrs. During the evening refresh ments were served. The Rebekahs cleared $84 8X Sunday was appropriately observed as Palm Sunday A. V May has sold the Elliot street fish and ojster market to Fred Cowdrey and Harry llaus, who have taken possession this week under the firm name of Cowdrey A Haus They are already making im provements in the market, and are putting it in very attractive order A lunch counter is among the pro-used additions. A more extenMve line of goods will be carried than heretofore, including oysters in shell. At tention will also lie given to supplying fresh fruits. The market will tie o-ien Sunday mornings from fi.30 until 0 o'clock. Mr. May will Mum go with his wife to Hot Springs. Ark , for treatment of tbe severe rheumatic trouble from which she nas long sutferwl. A meeting was held at James Hooker's last evening with reference to forming a tennis association James Hooker, C. II Thompfton and Walter Pratt were chosen a committee to draft a constitution and by laws, to lie presented at another meeting with James Hooker next Thursday evening, when it is hoped that all interested in the game will lie present It i. ex-ected the as-u-ciation will have grounds at the corner of Oak and High streets A movement has also been started for a club which will have grounds on the Frost meadow on Flat street. One of Mitchell's hack bortes caught his fool in the planking at the railroad cross ing this jporning, wrenching off a shoe, and was thrown down upon his shoulder, causing a bad injury Crosby A: Adams have contracted with Orton A Howe to put into the Brooks House kitchen a large refrigerator, in place of the old one, to lie in readiness for the summer business. There has been a sharp advance iu the price of grain and feed at Chicago within the past 20 days, amounting to from 15 to 1 7 cents on corn, from 8 to 10 cents on oata, and from 7 to 10 cenU on wheat The ad vance on feed has been from $2.50 to $3 ier ton. This make, the price on corn and oats double that of a year ago. Sjiecula tion is partly responsible for this advance, but it is founded ou last year's short crop of corn and oats. For both of these ce reals the last year's crop was only about half that of 1880. On Friday evening of last week occurred the closiug exercises of the winter term of of Miss Sawyer's school on North street. Because of a large attendance the past term it has been imKMsible to extend the invitation, as heretofore, to friends of the school to be present at the rendering of the pleasant little programs given frequently by the pupils, aud a large number took ad vantage of the opportunity to attend Fri day evening. Two plays, one bv the boys of tbe school, "The great umbrella casb," a Nevada court room scene, the other by the girls, "The Chronothanatoletron," to which accurate costume and especial adap tation of the tersonator to the character assumed gave added charm, were exceed- ingly well rendered, and several musical .elections, piano and violin solos and a sontr. I lent variety to the evening's exercises. ' Warm approbation of tbe entire program I was expressed by those present. The oral examinations of the school, beginning Fri , day morning, closed Tuesday, and were I most satisfactory to all concerned. The spring term will open next week Wednes l day with tbe same corps of teachers as be j fore The school has enjoyed a steady I growth, and a number of new pupils are I already entered for the coming term. F J. Bailey it Co. will issue their real estate catalogue about April 1. A well-known young man has rented the house on Western avenue, recently vacated by Don Wilder, and will occupy it in the near future after the celebration of a time honored ceremony. Several unruly boys, who have got into I tbe habit of making themselves obnoxious at the free library in the evening, need I looking after by the police. It w ill lie seen from our court report that the matter of a new Vernon road to avoid the present dangerous place by the rail road tracks, has been referred to a court commission, iu accordance with a petition recently circulated. This commission will lie called on iu due time, unless the select men previously take action in the matter. 1 Ixx-al fihhermen who have seen the de structive effect of the introduction of black , bass iuto trout ponds iu this vicinity, will , be interested in this item from a recent is , sue of the Manchester Mirror and Farmer : "Cusk taken this winter in Lake Winne- pesaukee have lieen found to contain large numbers of black lias from three to six I inches in length. It is thought that the 1 decrease in black bass in the lake during the past two years is attributable to this I cause. At this season bass are in a semi- torpid condition and fall easy victims to the cusk, which is a great scavenger. j Department Commander Morgan of the G A. R. has issued his general orders No. ' 4, in which John S. Drennan of Hardwick is appointed senior aide-de-camp, and H. I C Streeter of Brattleboro, Geo. M Rogers of Bellows Ealls, W M Haskell of Wii 1 tningtou. D. E. Hoyden of Townshend and , Milton Powers of West Halifax appointed , aides-de-camp from the respective posts to i which they belong. Geo. E. Seileck of Brattleboro is named for the assistant in 1 spector for district No. 3, and tbe inspec ! tion of every post is ordered to be com i pleted on or before June 15. The Springfield Republican, in speaking , of the work ou the $50,000 bridge to be built at Northampton, says : "It will take about 24.000 leet of stone-work to do tbe job, and all the stone exporal will be from the Dummerston quarries, like that in tbe court-house." Mr. Wyatthat planned and drawn a very charming design for Miss Hall's cottage at Lake Spofford. The Vermont Ixan anil Trust company is now snugly settled in its new office in Crosby block. The place has been com pletely renovated, the new metal ceiling adds much to its attractiveness, and the office now makes one of the most accessi ble and inviting of our business places Retting Brothers are now showing a full line of baby carriages. At the auction sale of Leonard A Rice's horses at Wilmington last week Wednes day thecelehrated stallion, llrnintree Wilkes, was Ileal off by C. D. Noyes of Brattlelioru, but it is understood that the horse will re main In Wilmington this summer. The New York Bargain store has ojiened a branch store at Hinsdale. Smith, tbe Middlebury builder, who had charge of the work of remodeling the Bap tist chnrch, has lieen awarded the contract for building the new High school building at Barre. The bid was $28,000. Tbe Boston Herald of last Monday con tained a report of a sermon preached on Sunday at the Roxbury Univenuilist church in that city by Itev. T. W Illman, former ly of Brattlelioro, and now of Concord, N. II. His theme was the essentials of per sonal religion. He urged as the central thought of his discourse that to lie a Christ ian is to lie like Christ, and that on this the emphasis of religion must lie placed and not on belief in creed. In spite of the rain which prevailed last Sui,day afternoon, an audience of good size gathered iu the town hall to take part in the exercises then held In memory of Ad miral Porter and Gen. .Sherman. In addi tion to tbe clergymen and male quartet who took part, ex Gov. Holbrook and Col. Fuller occupied seats ou the platform. The min ing prayer was offered by Rev. C O Day, and the quartet, consisting of Messrs. Maxhatn, A. W. Chitds, E 11 Miller and Fred Brasorsang "Hear us Almighty One." Rev. Mr. Sprague read selections from the Bible, the quartet gave another selection, and Rev K L I'lmlen then delivered an address on the life and services of these two heroes of the war for the Union. The careers of Ixith Admiral Porter and Gen. Sherman, with the part taken by them in tbe war, were briefly sketched, and in its central thought the address urged that without a true spirit of patriotism, such as characterized their lives, growth iu wealth, in learning, or culture would l-e of small moment to the nation. Tbe seaker had evidently brought careful study and a pa triotic and willing heart to his work, and was listened to with close attention After he closed the congregation joined thequartet in singing "America," and Rev Mr Webb gave the lienediction. The colors of the Grand Army jK-staud the Sons of Veterans were displayed at either side of the stage, and the character of the service was further exemplified by stands of muskets on either ide in front An excellent tiortrait of Gen Sherman was draped with the national colors in mourning upou the desk In front The next meeting of the Professional club occurs at the Brooks House on Monday evening, when Mr George Uugg, now of Ipswlcb, Mass., will lie tbe essayist. The Estey Organ compauy have for sev eral years had a large amount of their ad vertising matter addressed and majled out side of their oflico A fellow by the name of Willie Elmore, who has had access to their matter, has lieen selling j-ostage stamps at billiard and other saloons almut town to such an extent that the company put the case into the bauds of the post-office au thorities and the state's attorney, who have been watching him for mouths. Having accumulated sullicient evidence, a writ was sworn out for his arrest lastSatur day, and the state's attorney filed an indict ment and placed it in tbe bands of officers for his arrest He has skipied the town, but should he iome within tbe reach of the authorities be will lie held for trial. "A.MUCK.A-HI " The above is Chinese for "We are the People." That sheet of once magnificent claims and aspirations, "the Metropolitan Couutry Weekly of New England," "circulation 11,300 copies," has made its long-promised statement of its present circulation For some unknown reason the statement by towns was not printed in its issue last week, as sent in a circular to business men about tow n It aptiears, however, that by means of several hundreds of dollars raised last sum mer to give away for 50 cents a year copies of our Democratic contemj-orary, added to the work of a Dummerston patriarch, who has scoured the county from the uttermot parts since early lat fall to within a few weeks last, seeking out those who would ac cept the free gift of this Democratic lumin ary for three months or more, it has -eached a point where its circulation approaches the neight-orhoud of that of The i'hu-nix According to iu statement IU circulation exceeds that of Tbe Pho-nix in live of the 23 towns of the county Three of these towns are in the extreme north part of the county In three of the towns the Demo cratic sheet's combined lead over that of The Pniruix is less than 20 copies. In IK towns The Phieoix baa tbe larger circula tion, and in some of these, which are the most important business tributaries to Brat tleboro, iu list is double that of the Demo cratic weekly Despite these facta it will lie renierutiered that our e. c iesteemed coutemporaryl bad the colossal assumption, less than a year ago, to declare that it did one-half of all the newspa-ier business in Windham coun ty, "and The Pbu-nix and the other four paiers of the county divide the other half I between tbem ' j It is evident that in order to see a clean, I well-kept newspaper list our e. c. needs to call at The I'h.enii office. I We cordially invite insjiection of our I subscription books and press room. There I are few prominent local advertisers who nave not made such ltis-iection to their en tire satisfaction. The Phii-nix is here for business, and as soon as the enlargement can lie made that has become necessary to meet tbe growing pressure on its columns it will be tietter prepared than ever to give tbe public en terprising service. There is no mortgage on The Phicnix. ' BABE BALL BUNDLE. Ed Hall of Brattleboro is a substitute on tho Dartmouth college team. It has been stated that Roliert Hamilton is to cover first base for the Troy club in the international league. A psjier is lieing circulated to raise mon ey to defray the exjiense of bulletining the scores of tbe league games, which will lie received over the Commercial Union wires. Windsor has a new-Hedged base ball asso ciation and promises to have the lest uine in Windsor county. That's modest. Brat tleboro w ants nothing short of the best nine in the state. J, J. O'Connell of the Bellows Falls team of 1880 has signed to play second base for the Lynns in the New England league Cronin, who was also at Bellows Falls, is to play at Dover, N. H. Tom Dowd's debut as a professional, with the Boston American association club, was phenomenally brilliant. In the first five games played he was at bat 25 times, made seven scores, 12 base hits with a total of 10, and is credited with 11 put ouu, 10 assisU, and no errors. It will thus lie seen that in these games be has a batting aver age of .480 with a total of .050, and a per fect fielding record, 30 chances having beeu accepted. Richardson is the only man on tbe Boston team who excelled him in bat ting, and Dowd is at tbe head in fielding. He stole seveu bases, and in one game bad two sacrifice bits. In u part of these games he faced Pitchers Haddock and Daley of the association team. The press despaches speak of Dowd's "lightuing stops aud throws," and the Boston Herald ranks him among the half dozen fastest base runner, in the country ONE GOOD ACT AT LEAST. I Something which la aa True In Wind. nam County aa It Is in New York. I From IIarier'. Weekly Whether Oov. Hill resigns or retains the governorship, there is one act of his ad ministration which will be regarded with favor by good citizens of all parties, It is his interest in road-making, aud his urgent recommenuaiion mat the state of New York take action to secure roads worthy or I her greatnei and prosperity. No public works enhance tbe reputation and couse i quently the prosperity, of a neighborhood ! aorrromptly and so largely as good roads, i They are the first necessity of civilization, I rtd the surest signs of its advance. Good I roads, good schools, and good government are closely related, aud the proof of saving public spirit in any community i. Its will. iugness to make iu local communication as convenient and easy as lossible. There is no surer sign of intelligence in such a com munity than the resolution that its local taxes, which are largely devoted to road making, shall be spent only by men who understand that good roads are not made by ignorance and carelessness, bnt by in telligence and experience. .tleary im ihe Ila.laM. Tell Mrs. Well, that she. or any Industrlou. person can make (Ad a week In theplatlng busl. nees. For Mrticulars, addrea. the Lake vjleelric Co.. Englewood. Ill A plater ecu $3. l ain blSflnS. n0,r knW U'm ' m"'y the man school thouble. The developments during the past week In regard to the Boston Herald article, and the High school complications growing out of it, are not large in volume. A list of questions sent by the alumni association to the several teachers in tbe High school building, enquiring as to their knowledge, if any, of the Herald article, or Its source of information, has been answered by those teachers with a denial of anv such knowl edge. Ou Friday last Mr. MrLachlin, ac rompauied by Mr (1. A. Hoyden, called at the Herald office iqion Mr. Kempton, the assistant managing editor, and asked him to give the name of the writer of the Herald article, as a matter of justice to those under suspicion, but he refused todoo, On Tues day Dr Holton for the school board, and ('. II. Daveniort for the alumni association, also called on Mr. Kempton, accomimnied by Mr. Mason, father of Miss Mason of tho High school. They found him affable and approachable, but be refused to comply with their request to give the name of the au thor of the article. He did, however, say that the article was written iu the Herald office, from information furnished from outside. He also promised totell the source of information, if, after correspondence with its author, he was at liberty to do so. Dr. Holton left a letter of enquiry to lie forwarded to this informant. On Thurs day he was informed by letter from Mr. Kempton that he could not give the name of the informant, but this statement from the informant was enclosed in answer to Dr. Holton's enquiry. Tbe sentences iu quotation are from Dr. Holton's letter : "In behalf of the teachers wlio are susliected of having communicated such germs of truth as my article contained," aud "ttiat they may lie placed right liefore tbe Msiple." 1 will say that no teacher, hunrijlg, furnished any informa tion directly or indirectly for said article, aud farther, the sotirvca of Information on which It waa baaed, are various The above, aa has lieen said, is the sub stance of all the information that can now be made public. There is, however, a large amount of wirmise, theory and fact that w-ill lie sifted, and a statement in regard to it will be made in due time. EX-PBESIDENT HAYES. A Tribute and Acknowledgment for Some People to Think of. lrroiuttieil,tou HeraM The Springfield Republican pays no mure than a deserved compliment to ex Presi dent Hayes's address at the exercises com memorative of Judge Devena in this city. It was thoroughly sympathetic and admir ably appropriate. President Hayes's liear ing in bis retirement has lieen one of a dig nity that never asks public attention to himself, jet he showed genuine good feel ing in coming out of it to make the long journey to Boston, that he might pay a tribute to the memory of his dead friend. We Mieve it will I the verdict of history that Presbleut Have, in a most difficult po sition in office acquitted himself with abili ty as well as patriotism, and that for the unfortunate circumstances which preceded his induction into the presidency he was not at all resmnilil He took "the office tn which be was declared to lie elected, as it was bis duty to do He railed around him the ablest cabinet that had lieen seen for many ears. ami during his term of iwer tbe country maJe more fortunate advances its that most desirable work, tbe reunion of the sections, than had been known since the close of tbe rebellion. THE HUNTINGTON FUND. The Amount to be Distributed to Wind ham County Towns. State 'treasurer Field has complete,! the distribution of the interest from the Hunt ington fund to the towns of the state. The total amount is $12,tV!7 KS, and the share for each of the tow ns in Windham county is as follows . Putle), 407 Buckingham. 171 4. Somerset, Ztl Stratpvn. s 46 Tfiwiuhen.1. Si Iftj Vernon, si til Wardsboro. a. Ml Westmlniler. M21 WhltlncbaiD. a SI Wilmington, till Windham. 14 44 Mr Field in his circular to the towns says "This apmrlioniiient is based un a statement of the iopulation of the state as show n by the United States census of 1800, furnished to the treasurer by the superin tendent, Hon. IS P Porter, which may lie subject to revision liefore lieing promulgat ed as final, and in that case any corrections to he made will lie duly adjusted at .'he next distribution of the income." CIIUnCH AND SOCIETY. The Y 1' S f K .,r Ihe ItaptLl church will have a promise meeting nril Tuesday evening, and lieing the last of the month It will take the form of a conis-cratlon meeting Mrs. II S An gler will Ik the leader The annual meeting of tbe Baptist society, for the bearing of resirti. election of officer, and transaction of other IfUhinesa, will le field next Wednetldav evening A meeting of tlie ilrattlel.iro Woman's Indian aworiatlon Is called for 3 ocka-k ieit Monday ariernoon. at lr Charles U Itlce'a. High atn-et UUfcineKH reports and ww Ing to tr atuMKled to Women w ho have artk-les for tbe fair to be held at Petersburg. Va . are requested to leave tbem at tlie Y M. C A rooms as early aa Monday Tbe next recv-ptlon to lioys at the Y M A rooms will lie given next Tuesday evening Mr Meozle. will lead an Easter service at the M C A rooms Sunday afurnoon The Chrirtiau Science meeting will l- held at 11 Elliot street next Wednelay evening at 7-."ml. Service, and llible .tu,fy Sumlay at lO-to a m at VI laurel street The meniler of the 1' O (l (' and friend, are invited to a warm sugar sup-sr neit Thursday evening from 0 to 7 'to In an-onlauce with the ,rnclainatlou of the govemer of this state, St Michael's Episcopal chun-h will Im- open for divine service next Friday morning at 1 1 o clock Tbe seventh annual i-onference of the. New England Y M C. A secretaries wan held at Hur Ungu,n last weekThumlay Fridav and Sal urda v . Sixty delegate, were vwut at tlie ui-enlug meet inr. aud mrt-e later Itev. K E Clark, preai dent of the I'nited widely of Christian Endeavor, lliude several addre-teefl It su deWded to give U, a sub-committee authority to effect co-tiis-ra-Hon ltween the Young People's Ms-iety of Chris tian Endeavor and the Young Men. CbriMtlan assoclalltn of thla slate A meeting of the state committee of tbe Y M C A was held and organ ization rHevted with Iheae officers: President. CM. .1 J Estey, Hrauletioro; seiTrtary, William H. I idler, Brattleboro: treaaurer. Vv. J Van Patten, Burlington Program of Easter Services. The theme of Itev F W Sprague's Eaater ser mon at the Uniremahst church will be "The spiritual resurrection " The music will be appro priate to the day .New members w ill be received Into the church and the commuuion will be ob served. In the evening an Eaater concert, with singing aa a prominent feature, will be given by tbe Sunday school At the Episcopal church there will be au early mormng service at 7 o'clock, when morning prat er will lie sal 1 aud the children w 111 render their Easter carols Second service at 10..H3 a. m uohtliliug of the office of the holy communion and au Eaater sermon. Third service at p u , evening prayer with Eaater h) mns and carols, and an address by the rector tn the children of the pari.h All person, wbo may dtwlre to lie pre--nt at anv of these service, will be heartily welcomed The Easter miuic will be e.iecially for the day and more elaboiate than usual. T!"'Ea!'r Tr,hr Ht KL -Michael's (Komaii Catholic! church will include Low Mas. at U a m High Mas. at IU )a u . and Vespers at 7 S0 r u At 101 the choir w 111 render Laulbllotte's -nana and iu tbeeveulng Stearns' ves'srs. The law of thetvaurrection'' will he the theme or Kev I- I. llialen. sermon on Sunday In tbe evening there will I, a siieclal Easter service w 1th au address by th minister All the music and service, w ill have a-ecial reference to Eaater At the Centre church Kev Mr Hay will preach an Easter ruion In the evening the Sunday school will give an Eaater concert '.he aocietv of ISirUtian Endeavor will have an Easter service at 7 o clock Iu the morning At the Baptist church Mr Parry will preach from Mark xvl, S The choir will slug In the a Vl"L i . "lr uving among the I deadt" by KeeJ, and Sullivan's -Christ Is rlien." Al'' " 'he Sunday school give their EaMercon I tvrt The choir are to sing "ChrUt. the Lord, U risen.' by she lej . Mr Braaor will .Ing "palm I branches by Kaure, there will lie special selec , Hons by the chorus choir, etc , etc DEATH OP A FORMEK BRATTLE BOnO PASTOR, The following appeared in the Boston Journal of last Saturday : Itev Frederick FiWhinghaui, fr twenty years I"1"!"' "'e First Unitarian church In Milton, died Tbursclsy after a week's Illness. He was" bprn In Montreal April , l-cn. He graduated at Harvard college In 149 six veara liter 'lie irxtl uated at the Harvard dlvlnly Khool means rule spent two j ears of .tudy In Germany llelurnlng home be was ordained In ISSO. and be came Istorof the Park street Cnllartan" uirVh cli ,,,1f,"1M,, i A '? Srs UterhcMed a call to the church in llrattlelioro. Vt .and again o ItufTalo N v. Finally he became wtot at Ihe Hrst Unitarian church of Milton, where hh sterling qualities and benevolent trait; mad"hlm rndeW to all bl. congregAtlon IteVas for -- J vu,,u in tue stllton school board and wa. . member of the board of Inuu oTtbe M Hon cemetery Twenty years agohearVied n''f .W"SUI of Loe. who wia a tel,er at Oreenfleld She survive, him. Mr FrWhlngbafn was an ardent believer In cmiuVtlonVnd f few years ago a temed lo form a society for Iu id- thin" r.r0tLi0Sl1,,m l,?c,nie tbe I""""' of ! ,ll'loro Unitarian church Id the fall of '1804 and remained here about two years The record, of the society show the tiassage of a vote at the end of hu first year here acknowledging the success attending hi. ministry aud the success brought by him to the society He was . man of cufuv.iion a id of fearless and ouu,vaken conviction. He has once occupied the pulpit of the new . rCh,a Sundyo 12orl5y".r, ago. He has always retained his interest m Brattlelioro alT.ir., and remained la ub. scriber to The Phirnlx to thi.Tin efs.udmg a way. with hi. annual remittance some plessant and appreciative message. ADVERTISED LETTERS. Women - Mrs. Oa-geltoorn Mrs. M E Banks Men- ge lllxby, A M llodi-kln. n p ssr g.i, txssjftv aSS1 Alliens. J ?.S BrattlelMTu &0 lirookline. 6 IT I lover. Hit? Iiuninierstttn. 3277 riraftou. SI IS Guilford. SI !.' Halifax. JI7Z Jamaica. 40 m Iiudouderry. .Is Y Marlboro. in nt New fane. is PERSONAL. Dr. JUrtry fnoritkKillr 111. It. M, AilamH ht now rifle In th ftforvof K. V. Perry. MIm Mary Part!, of NorthlVM N tf ffttmt of Mm T A wiirpliy John iVIenwHi Um eof i ihi a wwV'ii turn) Mi to HutTfilo, N V. Mr. and Mr (inrRv lyt Mntim from l.ilr wedding trip on Turmlay. I). K. Curt In lit out after Mnn houitxl to weeltn with the RTfp. Carrie iillM haa returned from Montreal, wlire ulie haa been attend Inx mJiool t a routt-nt. Mint Amy Dutiltlee tia fliiklieri l.er wIkm.1 In lyden( Mann. U II ilarrettho travel on crutrfipOiatinK ausLalned a Infill Injury Ui hi knee. Harrle U. Ifatt of the WW niat?i! in Ihe new clerk at the American Houw. Lucie Cl.ibre and Ml Orrie Vinton went to IloAton yesterday for a weck'a vacation. Mr. A. J.nleafmnfien tolkxtton today tniend two week Oeorpe Newton Uaa tnovl from fluflff.rtl Into Ihe McMennlman hoiine on Flat street Will It Kinlth In home from Colgate tmlrerftliy rit Hamilton, X V Col. II. K Taylor rftunwM to Hnrllmrtnii )es terday George tiny luw riven up Inn (position In Itmlon and returned home Miriit I'aulInH Howard of West New Ion, Mam.. Is rlftltlngat Mm, Henry Kletcher'a MIm Annie Younn, who mainly returnwl from Scotland, la IkIMok her under, Mra, ,t. E Melleu. Mm W K Ooomt Wft for her new home In Khf-lbunie Fall yesterday Mrs. Fteman II 1 11 lard of North fit-Id Fanntt, Mau , U In tow n for a few day II. F C Todt moves to the Ihmlety houie on Han-la plsoe April 11 V C riatta recently njwnt a few days at hlmld home In KUzwIlliam, N. If Mlns Irene Jnhmtoii of Hartford, Uorm., htUit IneatT .1 II C'lidHorth's It in understood that Col Win. C Hnlhrook of New York han renUd Mr VVm LwiiMird's houwe on As turn atrtft for the nummer. Her F I, 1'hftlen I to he tit- M-nHrla day orator at Wilton. N II , where he was itantor -fore coming to Hrattlftioro, Ml Carrie OoMt of thi vllUr. a eradiiatc of the Hllth school cuvwof'm will lake Ml. West's place In the Intcrmcdiat- grade Pavld Carer glres up hi position In H A Smith X Co n nhop to-morrow, and froes to Kltchhurg, Mass., to work for the Thorn Medtalfte Company The frlndn of Mis Kat- lrionll gare her u ttlesHant .tarty Wednesday evening In honor of ler iith birthday celebiatW M in i race ! Hid ret h. who huMbi. attending a school iff stenograph and n.mrthatid at Urwt.ui, In tHw al home Mollie Chatfletd, who ha Ipeeo at work In the Timenofl.ee at IMIow Fall for r?trnil month, ha returned home UftUm Ketchum and Clarenc Miller are home from I1illlir Kxeter academy for the Kittcr va cation. Amavi (Irout has returned from CavendMi' and I once mrr a clerk in Knwrsnn Son' store 1. II IeHrborn has tipen suffering fnun a lil ou hi ee. w Inch threatened to destro) the tight , (nit he 1 now recovering Mr and Mrs Isaac I- (V eland hate moved from Guilford Into tin house on Canal flret, w blch they recently bought or .1. H. Minond Mlw Josfe Manning, who haa beeu employed at Col. Hooter for several jears, I to go to Salem. Mass , to work aa a dm-maker George Ijttnderfln. late jn.rter at the Warwick House at hpriugfleld. Mass . ha relumed to Ilrattletforo. Mls Isutu Cmtsy gate a howling tarty Wednes day morning to an Invited comjiaiiy of her friends at the alley in Miner" building Mr Albert Bijrabec ha moiedfromOuilford lo live with ber fatbt-r, L H Holt, and her hufthand w HI Join her In a few weeka. Miss II. M. Wooltard of New York return neit week to take charge of the trimming department In Mrs. F T Itat i'a millinery store Mr and Mr II S IlaWHier landed in New Yoik Tuefalaron their return from Uindon, and Mi italeKtlfr is now in liratlleboro for a short stay Mr W A Faulkner, now the president of the Trad em' Natloual hank of Itsntou. wa Iu town on Tuesday on biedncss connected with the Starr e tat Tbo K Itw-d of Keene, N. H . was In town on Monday on Iil way to viit relathefl In .la tunica I) I. Herrick has Ufii to Athol. Mam . this week oil tjftitefl romierted with the NiHi hecret Fndowment order W Knck'txiti. F IJodgrrii. A Kind. S (Jra tialttU, ami Charles Peterson, all Swedes. hac left within a few daystoseek their fortunes in the wild and woolly West. Col Fuller returned from I,akewood last Fridav nurbt, and finds himself much Irnproted in health, and more anxious than ever for a right olutKin of our railroad yard probe-m Mrs I C Iirwun ha returned from Brooklyn, N Y here he went to attend the fuueralot her brother. Mr I-lghton. hteb took place hut week Thursday The inaremont Advocate of Oil week say "Negotiations arc tu procreiss l,y the American band with a view to securing for director t L Hrhcbam of Brattlelioro, tint violmtht InllHlnc er orvhestra " Blanche Power, the huh daughter of Will Powers, fell over tbe banister in Crosby block Mouday Khe was lnnrdhl for several hours, and was tbouchl to t- seriously Injured, but hhe 1 now reco'.ering Mr Matnard, who was the Brattleb.ro Y M. C A gyrnnsAlum In-ttructor. has lteii chosen marshal for the commencement exercies hy the medical depirtment of the L'nUersity of Yer mont at Burlington letter Carrier L neb has also had his efficient service recognized, a last Monday he wa prt-m-uted with a solid gold scarf pin. a pair of onyx cufT Istttons. and a comss watch charm These irtfts were from iople ou Western atenue and tlte Brook road, whom be serte daily Tbe Interest Iu Ikiw ling at tbe aller Id the Miner building I unalttUed, and some large scores bale Imn rolled up A I'cttee hold the local record with a score of tVt. Charles Ham Mug second with 4-1 Will I leuie goes ou Monday to Hoi joke, Mass., where he has an excellent oiungaageul of Ihe New York Ufe Insurance rompaii) . He lias an office fumlstted him by the general ag-ncy at Springfield, but will work independ ently eorgr WhVutt. son of Hcnr G Wikntt. was kicked yesterday while Uruinir a horse at t ache. 1 to r M Baker grocery wacon A i-ilnful gash was nit In hi leg. and he will t. riitablei, for work for some time It wa a narrow esratae from a broken leg Engineer Tu C. Pailce, who was so badly in Jured in the rallnMul accident In which young Jen met his death ul North field in Itecemher, i now able to w alk about w ith the aid of a cane, although he I tery lame It I announced that the IonUou tsnik and pub Imhlng house of whk-fa Mr Walcott Balcslier i a meml-er. and with which B S Italestier i oun nected. w III establish a iubIiKhmjr house at Lri ic a a rival to the famoo Tsocimity )kuiw it I is understood that tbe concern already ha exclu I sive contract with some leading writer J S Cut t inc. chairman of tlie board of lusters, came to this village yestenla . and qualified w ith 0e other memlRTs ready for tire annual work, width begins next Wednesdar Mr Cutting is mvinim; inmi urn inmi injur atMl nolle to Is able to ;rfonn his uual work 1 EIeen new members hate been voted in Fuller ' Battery since the first of January, an three new i names have been prod f.rthe April meeting , I I Lovem. F Bmckwat. F S Kuxii-. and J J ! O'Ncil, the Utter a brother of the Hohoke hall I plater, were tbe mender admitted this' month The marriage of Anders SI Kugtre ami Mat Frederick won on Wednesday eietiinjc at tbe home i wbii hthey are ! occupy on Frw street was an , event of interest to the youug Swedixh iople ahout town, who were present to tin mm.t-r f I bi or flu Tls- ceremony was informed hy Kev i F J Parry Mr and Mrs. KugKerevci.edslaige I number of presents I J I-eshe Elmer, at w ork for Bea. Itese A o i clothiers. New Haven, Conn, wa taken with t Irleedingat the lungs Tbursdav morning while at 1 work in the store, and fainted Two dm-tor. were , summoned, who told htm to fret away from salt i airasaoouasisiwtdble He was able to return on me o irain, accompanieii as Tar as Siinnirfield by oue of tlie clerks In response to a telegram biafauier wenl to Northampton to meet him It wasa wmpleteturprie io Brattleboro reU tives and friends this week who received elegant invitations to attend the commencement exerci-et. of the college of phj sicuun and surgeon in Chi lago, held In the Gra id opera houhe on Tiiesdar to find among thelwt of the graduates the fa miliar name of Frank A Thorn, who al. ai peared as the v ice president of the ilasa Mr Thorn had not made known hi intention to he roine an 51. II to hi moat Intimate Brattlelioro !r'TPdJ w bo wpjiosrd that he was still engaged in the drug business Au unite, however. IiiXd gratulation and good w inW This item, from- the NortbftVld. Uw , cor re sidence in the. Hiiisdale Kecord, refers to a well known Bratt.el.oro bov who wa formerly in bublncM here "J p Bojce. who has Wna resident of the town for the pt ear. although travelling much of the time, hai Is-come ,jTr manently M-ttled in Boston, havng taken a tiart nerbhlp of the Irwin Manufacturing isou.pauy 'orn,,l ch tN-? travelling salesman Tor some lime, and Im. also lecome hccrvurv and treasurer ctt th vt. i, , ' ouu week to join l.r liuJiand. Tbel? bonie lITli I". Komerville " Frank BtisMard. wbo orortiUy sent to I'rovi SLLh.',,"n;'uf. ""' aociuVul. vriuen sat ?Sii",,1'Uli ?uIn,. """E I'ulU-ntln of 5JSf.di.'f . k Thursday Ku.Uard. In com pany w Ith bis euitjojer Mr lllmlin hail iJin with a Une of horsr. attached t.S, freight r Tbetv.on.en were thrown over the freight r ton, and landtd on tbe lavvemei t lIIKgln. is? g.rf. ?-,rrs dj-S- i ref.?,rS7,rrh" '""T' "'ght and hS7r?d'?nii.'-"h'Sr the end ft ' MR. WALES'S RECEPTION 1 ,iS5.",w.nJ"ll,,11beasceneof uuout-J f. . 'ty next Thursday evening, sbexi Mr Klv".! 1 fltawJIW "P" to Snvnguii? Haturdaj evening at " M " "" xi, ,.nV' - T- U' "SCTUKES. ! lard of Mai,,? S, .i" J?1M France" M il. lu llrattlt-uoro Bundav Anril1?''!...';' Al"?,'' bWu ! h: IlnraineriVon ' Tuesday ' ii'hI",' HT1? ' Mid Ini nW elewnt s.k'er. heevlUo, .t'hiddstor, of WHST DRATTLHBOnO. fast ilav service vrfll lil-M at tlie Rap list church In this village at 11 A M Her ntoii liy Itev. J. II. IfciMiUt. All tlie n pie are In vilest to atteml. OAM JJHIDO Bl'OHT. Mrs. John llrailsliaw ami Mlw Kanur Dwinell of Illllslxiro Itririge, N. It., ami Silas Dnlnell of llireilngliani, Own., vis Ittsl their father at 0 O. Dwinrlls last week. K. I). Stevens has inovetl into the house whieh he liought tipjiosite the stone mill. Mrs. Oeo Kager has rented the WVk.Is house of W. .1. Ilurr ami will move soon A cosset belonging to Alice Weaver gave birth to three ewe lambs last week. They are all lively and doing well. VICINITV QI.EANIlfos. A sjierial town meeting will be held at Springfield to-morrow, Saturday, to see it the town will rescind the vote taken at the last annual meeting, to lay out and build a road and wooden bridge along the north side of Kollin's brook to the highway lead ing to North Springfield, and also to see if the vote to raise 17,VK) will be rescinded, and the sum of $14,000 be raised instead. A movement is on foot to build a 2(1. 000 hotel on the site of the present hotel at Springfield, and the board of trade have ajijioinled a committee tn solicit subacrip lions to the stock. The plan is to rent the ground floor to the banks, post-ofl'ice and a store. Hatter Rurrows of North Springfield, a, well-known farmer, who has been insane for several years, was taken to the Ilrattle Uiro asylum yesterday M I. Fisher A- Co. have wild their store at Springfield tn A. K Snow of I'laml'ield. Marden 1'. Warner haa leased the Arling ton hotel for a term of years from April I. Hon. A I' Chllds, the owner of the prop erty, is making extensive repairs and al terations, puttiiig on new roofs, enlarging capacity by adding more rooms, eU- The house will l refurnished and refitted. A sad accident occurred at llartlund on the morning of the 18th. when Mrs. I' II. Smith, a highly esteemed woman, died from the eHects of a dose ftf carliolic acid, which she mistook for another preparation WEST CHESTERFIELD, N. II. Miss Minnie Hichardsnn is again ill and is under the care of Dr II. 1'. Welister T N. lloliertvin last week bought tbe farm belonging to the estate of (ieorge W. Johnson, for JIWI. J. W. Smith aud daughters are to move back to Ilrattlelioio this week. The last assembly was well attended. Tbe next will lie held May 1. The Y P. C V. meet next Tuesday evening with Mrs It. C Farr. There was supper and entertainment at the hall last evening. At the regular meetlii of Sfioffonl grange, March 21, Mrs II. O. Smith read an essay upon the rmestiou "Ikies man ex ert a greater influence upon society and character than woman f" w-hich wus fol low el with a general discussion by all. The next meeting will lie held on Saturday evening. April -I. HINSDALE. N. II. Schools Itegan last Monday. At the school meeting last Saturday . K. Fay was elected to lill the vacancy in the board of education caused by the re tirement of C li. Hopkins. A. A. ilailey is again at his place of work, having bren ill w ith malaria fur a week or more. Hortou 11. Walker is striping mowing machines lur Arthur Ide at the New hall A Stebblns shop Dr Uurnett has so far recovered from the mumps as to le able tn resume his ai customed practice Tbe jsmters are out autiouiu-iug that the celebrated Kafttinan A: Morey orcbestra of Manchester, X. II., will give a concert in the town hall Thursday evening, April -The orchestra stands high in this state and will lie sure of a good patronage The following apjiointments have been made by the selectmen : Town treas urer, (i S. Howe; collector of taxes, (i I' Wellington : constable, J. W. Jeffords . policemeu, W. A. Keuneyand F. I'. Hinds, road agent, I.. A. Parks. Fred Cantlin has lieen ill for several dajs, but is now recovering from an alicess in the stomach. C W. Clark. II S. Perry and T. K Cunningham are on the sick list this week. David Owen has been appointed agent to look after the Hinsdale proierty of Mrs Evans of Ilrattleboro MEW HAMPSHIRE NOTES. Wm. H. Brown of the Milwaukee, Wis . seamless structural lioiler company, died last week Wednesday at the Winchester hotel, aged G'i Fred A Weir of Drewsville has taken the first prue on his Silver Wyandotte, at the leading poultry shows in New Kugland l'attersou Hrm.'rag shop on North street at Keeue was destroyed by fire last Satur day morning. The building und content-, were insured for $1700. Geo. Handy of Richmond bad his neht hand cut olT on a saw a few days ago. The wound was a very ragged and painful nue as the saw entered the llesh near the hun.l and left it at the elbow . A lT-jear-old sou of Harrison ti. Harne of Walpole stole J'JOI belonging to his fa ther oue day last week and left for part uuknovvn. I NORTHFIELD. MASS. ' The eldest sou of (ieo. Fisher of tn -I place, fell while at play in the barn recent ly. fracturing his thigh and arm and re 1 ceiving other bruises i The Northfield seminary closes ou Thur- day, March -0, for two weeks Mrs. C. C. Duncan and youngest son ar, expected home from Florida this m Mr Duncan and dsughter will remain m. Brooklyn for a short time. Henry Wright died on Tuesday morning i after several months' illness. He was our of the oldest residents of the village, hai ; ing spent his life here, living at th, i homestead w itli an unmarried sister ii. will Ik- much missed by his friend, I An epidemic of whooping rough i- '. i vailing in aud altuut the village Dr. .I.e. Mitchie of Springfield, Ma -w lites that he has lieen offered $?."iil for tn-three-years-old coll, Flora, which he U.u.i of Dr. N. P Wood of this place last lai .. ary. A sugar festival at the Unitarian e-n Thursday night aud the Peak n.ters ,n Friday evening are some of the attrai li of the week MASSACHUSETTS NOTES Northampton has a lively building I u uuder way for the coming season n library building is to lie erected, for w n i the trustees have at their disp.ial ai a fMI.000. tbe Jlethodist society will l,ii i . a new church, the state has appropriated 000 for improvements at the m lum city fatbxrs are to put up a (KKi s, i bouse, work on two large mill, will l gun at ouce, $2,1.000 is tn lie speui new Maiu strrH block, a new bridr M . the expenditure nf AU.OHO or m,.r, . i several tenement blocks and a uumi.r handsome residences are to If built Attire reunion of the alumni of v ton seminary al Kasthttiuptoii U-t nwi u was stated that Mr. Willistnn's gift. t,,f at institution amounted lo$3."(l.tKKI ft,, ueof the seminary property i now it toOOIKK), of which AVl.fKKI is in 'i. . yielding an Income. John S. Gould, proprietor of th- York laundry at I'utsfield, has lieen st -.t ed, charged with arson. Fire wa i - ered in his laundry Sundav inornin. I on investigation it was found tna- i" walls had been soaked with kerosrii, saturated with kerosene soattereil it aud a lamp put where it would i-m i--The laundry, said to 1 worth ill"" in.ured for $2(100, and it was to be - ' the sheriff under attachment ou 'lur-m George E Rogers has sold to Ixwr I the dealers in Chicago lieef, the Dea Rogers farm on Greenfield meadow- ' ' $18,000 This is said tn be tbe liuet in Franklin county. Thousands of i i' have been spent ujiou it in iiiiprov.-in. t It iimtains lXi acres. Wm tl'N'eil, oue of the prim ipu entertained the Northfield seminal . - with a sunrise slugging exhibition a i ago. was arrested in Hrisiklyu, N ami will lie trle.1 at the next term nf court. Sweeney, the othei partici n now serving out his sentence in jail DERNARC8TON. MASS. Ilr. l'irrue gave au iuatruetiv,- ad,li. llygiene" la-fore tlte fuouU. awl si mi IWers Institute last Friday afternoon Tbe spring term of IVsrrs lualilulr o an attendanoe of JJ lainfU. aud tuur, at ed Tlie niwtiugsuf the IHirsstiau Kudfa t) lu.e tmn clwngeit from Moodav i' ' evening The engagement of Iter lresiou ( i Mb onve Munav lias lawn uunoumsl ilr Tottlnguaui will suou move ir llreeu's house to tlte Fontaine placr At tbe first annual iurMj meetlns' 1 grrgational society siitue the mitotan church, it was voted "That Ibr oliiir I now owned aud occupied b the mi. gregatlonal society of llernardston l kuuwu as the Uoodale Memorial cbur. i in the Mr. F. II uaple They .