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BRATTLEBOJRO, FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 1894. NO. 4. THE VERMONT PIKENIX. i I .nUSIlKU KVEB Y FHIDA Y AT HUATTI.KBORO, VT, ,BY O. Lw FU35KCII. TRltMK: 51 f.0 ttr vefir in ndvnnrn! If not naiil lultliln the year, Si. I Hates op Advertising f tirnisneil on nppllcatlon. (Obituary Notices, Cards of Tiinnks, etc., 75 cents jier men or n lines or less, IKntereil nt the Hrattleboro Tost Ofllce ns sec- I ouil class mail matter. Business (Earns. S HIUKMAIN & JKirVI, flmeral Insurance and Ileal Estate Agents. ((presenting Companies whose assets are over S!200,0O0,000. TENEMENTS TO LET. AaiNTS FOR liABCOCK FlRK EXTINGUISHERS. "jfflce in New Bank Block, corner of Main and Elliot streets, BHATTLEBOKO, VT. "(HO. II. (iOISHAM, HI. 1., Whitney V T block. Main Street. Brattleboro. Vt. Prac tice limited to the diseases of the Eve. Ear. Nose I and Throat, Ofllce hours from 9:30 a. m. to 12 u. and 2 till 4 p. M., Tuesday and Friday only. At lieiiows j ana remamiier ot weeK. T.-MtlMIOXT UAMIITorV, .11. It. 1j Ofllce and Ketldence. South side. No. 18 Main Htreet. Hours until 8 A. M.; 1 to 2:30 and I early evening to 7:30; Sundays, 1 to 3 r. M. ITAMKN COM, AM), III. ., tl 1'IIYSICIAN AND SUUQEON. Ofllce in Crosby Block, opposite Telephone Ex- I chance. Ofllce hours 8 to. 9 AM.. 1 to 3 p. M. Ues- Ildence corner Main and Walnut Sts., Brattleboro. PlirMAN'.N EDUCATIONAL AND INDUS I VV TRIAL UNION. Hyther's bulldlnK. Main 8treet. Open from 9 a. si., to 0130 p. si. j-ITl H. HOIVKN, .II. ., 1 JLiJ IIOMOCOPATHIC l'UYSICIAN AND SfUOEON. I Leonards lilock; till o A. M.; 12 to 2 anu u to o p. si 1 I. ITIIIjI.EIt, .11. II., PHYSICIAN AND SUIIGEON, illooker block; till 9 A. M.; 1 to 2; 0.30 to 8 p. m. It P. WII.DKK, ttm Manufacturer of Book Cases and Desks. Picture Frames. Also a fine line of Pictures. Flat (street. Open evenings, 7 to 8. IT? IV CHAMIIEK1.AIN, JL. HATS, FUHS, MEN'S FURNISHINGS. Aeent for Dunlap Hats and Brattleboro Laundry. I No. 82 Main Street, Brooks House Block. TT I. IIOLTON, M. I., XX. PHYSICIAN AND SUItQEON. umceancl residence corner aiain ana walnut I Streets. At home from 1 to 2 and 6 to 7 p. si. Brattleboro, Vt. T r. WEIIMTEIl, 31. I. , J m Ofllce and residence 41 Elliot St., Brnttle- I boro. Ofllce hours before S a. si.; 1 to 2 and 6 o j 7:30 p. si. W. GODDABD, BOOK -BIND EU, Harmony Block, Brattleboro, Vt. -r I. WHITE, 51. !., Physician and Sur I 1 . ereon. Williamsvllle. Vt. Ofllce hours. 0 to 1 7 A. m., 11 a, u. to 1 p. m., and 0 to 7 p. si. Tele- i pnone connection. D It. AIjVIN KNAPP, DENTIST. Hooker Block, Brattleboro, Vt. lAI""-1'- K. A. COOI.KY, 1YJL EXPERIENCED NURSE, Williamsvllle lt w rite or telephone. IT I" ltATIIIlO.K, O . VETERINARY SURGEON", Office at G. B. White's Livery Stable, Brattleboro I'. IIAItltBK, It. I. N. Gait or Ether tchen Desired, Alio Ah oneratlons performed in a careful and thor- Iough manner and at reasonable prices. Pratt block, Brattleboro. , I'HATT, 51. !., PHYSICIAN AND HUHUEUN. I Offlce ai ) and residence Herrick & Boyden's block, I Elliot street, Brattleboro. Ofllce hours until 9 a. m.; 12:30 to a p. m.; 0:30 to o p. m. 1TOK PRINTEKM. O E. L. HILDRETH & CO., The Vermont l'hcenlx jod t'nntmg unice. Harmon Block, Brattlkboro, ITTAHKIIVH A- ItTODDARD, JL ATTORNEYS & COUNSELLEKS AT LAW 9 And Soliclters of Patents, Brattleboro, Vt. D It. !. M, OI.AKK, DENTIST, Whitney's Block, Brattleboro. IrItH. KETCIIU.H A- fiBAV. XJ Office In Crosby Block, Brattleboro. N'lgtat calls at Brooks House. MAY & CROWN, Real Estate Agency, Farms Hotels Stores, Saw Mills, Houses, Building Lots, c, lofflce Union Block. Brattleboro. t. Now Is the Time. "roV isthe time to order your wood. Don't S wait until yon are all out, but send a llttlo liefun-lund. especially at the lnct of the week c WThn'-e io pay cash strictly In auvance always rwvivH iirnniiitnttpntlnn. and a little better metis- jure inougu all have full meaEiire every um. . ; ' i. . : .. ' ------- - . , uw, s. i-r.utu . To Wliom It May Concern. I A I.L my debts became due October 1. I have lis. not pressed anyone, nor do I wish to, but II must insist upon till my accounts being settled .. .. . ..r ... . ,1 1 i..tn.A In "i. i ,iui ur seiiieu itten, buuu it-ri ji.niiiiu ... r. ing 'ollectlou. C. F. THOMreON. MAEKET EEP0ETS. BOSTON'. .Tan. 21 - The butter market has a steadier and more confident tone. The Improved feeling yesterday was owine mainly to the stronger advices from the west and New Y'ork, which indicated that bottom had been touched, and that buyers were m ore disposed to pay full prices for desirable fresh stock. A large portion of the fresh make being off quality could be had at 22 to 24 cents. For held stock there has been ery little demand and only n nominal quotation could lie made In absence tf sales. In the egg market best -fresh western were sold i esterday at 10 cents and other fresh at 15 cents per dozen. Fresh eastern are not coming in freely, but will not command over 18 cents. The hav market 1ms maintained a steady tone 1 at $17 to $1S per ton for best grades of New Y'ork Ianu uanaua, ami 510 ou to 5r tor eastern, urut nary crudes Sir, to SIR per ton. Rve straw nulet Sat $12.50lo$13ier ton. I in tnenouiuy market common to good rowis and chickens, 8 to 10 cents. Fancy eastern chick ens 13 to 14 cents. Itiiililr boio I'rice. 'urreul WHOLESALE. Potatoes, ") bu (13 Beons, 2a2 10 Hides 1? Ib., Calfskins, each, Pork, dressed. Beer " Mutton, live wt., Veal, " Chickens, " 3 3SaU 8 4Ha 3a4 4HaS 12al7 uutter, v m.. 22a2S Cheese, " 12 Eggsidoz., 22 Maple Sugar, cake pali MapleSyrup, 75a90 RETAIL 15 Tea, Japan, VI tt.,25a70 Potatoes. W bu Butter, ft., Cheese, " 25a3rt lialU " Oolong, " 40as0 " Y, Hyson " 40aS5 Boiled Oil. Wtral.. 60 Eggs, t) doz., Molasses, i gal . , 10a0 MapleSyrup, 85a 1 00 Sugar,reflned, OS 70 Raw " " 00 Kerosene, " 10n20 Hay, loose, ton $18ai20 Hay. baled. " 819aJ20 Salt, T. I., )bu., CO Wood, W cord, 4 00a5 On .Mixed Feed. 1 OOal 10 Rye meal, Wffi 03 CottonseedM'l 1 35al 40 Bran, 95al 10 Unseed OHM' 145al50 Provender, 1 05al 10 Middlings, 1 OOal 15 Graham meal lb 03 Hour, roller pro cess. Wbbl.. 4 00a 1 25 Flour.patent, 4 75o5 25 liorn, o.-ia.vs Com, Northern, SRaOO Oats.Wbu., 45a48 Meal.Vcwt , 1 OOal 05 ' bolted, 120a! 25 O. J. PRATT GREAT ANNUAL rk-down V. 3XT XD Closing-oJ IN ALL DEPARTMENTS. Dress Goods. In this department a very sweeping reduction of prices has been made amounting to fully 25 per cent off on many lines of desir able fabrics. 20c Dross Goods down to 15c 39c Dress Goods down to 25c 50c Dress Goods down to 37c 69c Dress Goods down to 50c $1 Dress Goods down to 75c One case of Century Oloih at 7 1:2 cents, worth 10 cents ; one case Best Prints at 5 cents, worth 7 cents. All our French Novelties in single dress patterns marked down fully one third to close the sea son's stock. Cloak and Fur Department. SECOND FLOOU. The assortment of Ladies', Misses', and Children's Cloaks, Shawls, Fur Capes and Fur Trim mings is quite large and well as sorted, most of it having been pur chased during the past two weeks direct from the manufacturers, at a material reduction from regular prices, ana tne trade are assured that they will get the full benefit of the cut m prices. $ G Gar $ 9 Gar $10 Gar mollis incuts inonls mcnts inents inonts Capes down down down down down down down down down to $ -t to $ 0 to$ 7 to $ 8 to $10 to $15 to $ 5 to $ 9 to $12 $12 Gar $15 Gar $20 Gar $ 7 Fur $12 Fur $18 Fur Canes Capes Also, 25 very fine Fur Capes, 22 to 30 inohes long, reduced fully one-third in price to close the en tire stook of these goods, During this sale I shall make the reduction in price general in all departments and it will result to the advantage of customers to make their pur chases now while the sacrifice prices are on. O-T TTRATT Hulled Corn Business. rpitIS is to give notice that Joseph A. Ainldon X is not now in my employ, and that nil per sons wishing I o buy hulled corn from rhy estab lishment should patronize the yellow cart driven by Frank Stockwell. M. HOSKINS. Hrattleboro, Jan. 10,1801. FOR SALE. A NICE two-horse Inn erse sled for salecheaii; also ten tons of good hay W. W.COOK, comer of Chase mid Asylum streets. A'ollie AO IO. C-.IA. It imagination f jou J will" writes Setlt Warner of Situ Francisco. Cal , "the IODO OXYOF.N has done wonders for my Broiichal Catarrh. Three months. $12. l)R E. W. HIOIIEE, Northampton, Mass, Ma SALE, NO ONE DOUBTS THE BENEFITS OP Life Insurance Nor that there are several per fectly reliable companies. The simple question is, in which of the good ones shall I insure? Economy, especially in theso hard times, says, in the A i Company, that will give mo absolutely reliable insurance for the smallest amount of mon ey, and that finally yields the largest return, cither in cash or paid up insurance. This is done only by the North- West ern Mutual Life, Call upon us and we will gladly and sure ly show the proof of our asser lion. This company stands un disputably among the very best. Assets over $62,000,000. Sur plus over $10,000,000. You know that you make money by insuring young. Investments. Some know how and wish no advice. Some do not and wish for counsel. To the latter, es pecially, I offer my services. My experience is large, my bus iness connections the very best. One very large and very con servative banking association from which I obtain choice 6 percent loars, is examined each year by Hon. W. H. DnBois, our State Inspector of Finance, and this house pays a direct tax to our state treasury. Every loan is as safe as if put into savings banks, but yields much larger income. This house came through the panic without a single loss. I can procure as good 7 per cent loans as any known will call at private houses if wished. All business confided to me will be strictly confidential. 0. F. THOMPSON, Room 11, Orosby Block, Windham County Savings Bank. ,m:vi'.im:, vt. Fortieth Annual Statement. ' T.IAMUTI1S. Deposits, :.07,r.l.-. 37 - Itesene Fund. S15..1C0W Surplus. Other Surplus. 23,920 21- .HUM) (ft 5tri,!l'i4J RESOURCES. Loans on morigaes of real estate, $320,341 St Loans witli personal security, 27.2M) 31 Loans on deposit books, 2,H.f U5 Count v. citv. town and other bonds. U7.H12 78 Town ami other orders, 4.7C3 !M Hank building nnd lot. 3'(HN1 Real estate acniilri'd by foreclosure. U.tH)7 23 Cash, 11,155 71 SSROSTi 12 We. the undersigned, auditors, hereby certlfv that we have examined the treasurers' books. and have personally inspected the securities of the bank : and llnd the foregoing statement to lie correct. N. 31, HATCHELDER, I W. O. HALLADAY, -Auditors. II, H. HOLimOOK, orricKits i'oh inih. I. H. R UTTER, N. M. HATCHELDER, President. Vice President. Treasurer. 3IILON DAVIDSON, TRUSTEES. Wm. T. Bruce, I. K. Batchelder, H. II, E. 11. W. t I. II. Holbrook, .1. H. Stebbins, Batchelder, N. 31. Hatchelder, . Haliaday, 11. C. Eager, Rutter, E. C. Benedict, A. A. Wyman, HOARD OF INVESTMENT. Batchelder, 1". II. Itutter, Win. T. Bruce, B. C. Eager, 31. Davidson. AUDITORS, I. K. N. M . Batchelder. W. C. Haliaday. II. II. Holbrook. NOTICE. ALL persons having an account with mo are requested to call tit my store nnd settle the same immediately. .1. D. HEED. East Duininerston, Vt. I 5 FOR SALE. MY blacksmithing business, stock and tools. One of the best locations in town. A good trade the year round 1 have several nice sleighs nnd cnrilages which I will close out at cost E. 11. l'HILLIl'S, Flat Street. Neuralgia Oh, how many have it ! Perhaps you do. It can be rcluved by the simple remedy Perfectly Harmless. Contain mi ophii -t ttwrn. onVrllvc - r.iulb' taken Holler Hun pills lilsM.lv.' in the wrnkrti Momocn A n'lontlrtr pr parnllnn mperlo- tn aiiv other QUICK OFFECTIVH SAFE. I Itmi Postal for Sample, PVRO-FEDRIN CO., Northampton, Mats. UKATTLEUOnO: FKIDAY, JANUARY 20, 1804. Joseph H. Mauley, tho new chairman of the Republican national executive commit tee, says the national committee is not ad vancing any man's canvass for nomination to the Presidency. It Is leaving tho choice of a candidate to the whole parly, and is preparing to support the choice of the par ty with all zeal and energy. Decision as to the location of the permanent national headquarters will bo left to a majority of the committee. Kx-Oov. Win. Gaston of Massachusetts died at his home in Boston last Friday morning, death coining after a decline in health which had extended over a good many years. lie was mayor of lioston in 1S71-72, and was elected governor in 187.", being the first Democrat to hold that olllce in tho Hay state for many years. His funeral was attended from the Old South church Monday noon, with the gov ernor of the state and four ex-governors among those present. Henry K. Hastings, a prominent young business man of Hartford, (,'onn., who died last Saturday morning, aged !18, was a nephew of President Cleveland, his mother, Mrs. Anna Hastings, being the President's sister. President Cleveland and his sister, Miss Hose Cleveland, came to Hartford Wednesday to attend the fu neral, which was held at the house in the afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. Dr. George Leon Walker, pastor emeritus of the Centre church, assisted by Rev. Charles U. Williams. The President left Wednesday evening by special train on his return to Washington. Hon. Robert Porter, editoi-ln-chief of the New York Press and cx-superintendent of the United States census of ISM), was interviewed in Hoston the other day. It is i his opinion that tho Wilson tariff bill will leave the House of Representative? in a mixed-up condition. Then the Senate will take it and change it so that the House will throw it out. Mr. Porter said he had been in Washington for two weeks, and from what lie "had learned theie by talks witli a number of the prominent Demo cratic senators it is his impression that we shall live under the McKinley bill for an other ten years at the least, sad as the in telligence may be to the Mugwumps of Hoston." Mr. Hombiower's nomination to tho United States supreme bench having failed of confirmation, Mr. Cleveland sent on Monday the name of Wheeler II . Peek ham of Xew York to the Senate for that position. The nomination has caused a political sensation, for tile reason that Mr. Peckham is quite as objectionable to Sena tor Hill as was Mr. Hornblower, whoso nomination Mr. Hill was largely instru mental in having rejected. Mr. Peckham has always boon an opponent of Mr. Hill and resisted his election as governor of New York in 18S5, and again in 18SS. He also took a prominent part in the opposi tion to Judge Maynard, and drew the reso lution adopted by the New York bar asso tlon, asking for the impeachment of that olllclal for acts done in connection with the state elections. He belongs, moreover, to the anti-snapper wing of the Now York Democracy. Ho Is a man of the highest personal character, and his legal ability and experience are unquestioned. President Cleveland sent to Congress last Saturday a veto of the New York and New Jersey bridge bill. The reasons as signed for the veto aro that the bill does not prohibit the construction of pieis in the river; tliat expert engineering opinion agrees that tho river, at the point fixed for the crossing of the bridge, can be spanned by a single span; and that a charter for a similar structure has already been granted by Congress to another company by an net which requires the construction of a single span bridge. Some people profess to see in the veto an attempt to "get even" with the New York senators for voting against the continuation of Mr. Hornblower, but It Is true, nevertheless, that the veto pleases greatly members of tho New York cham ber of commerce and the maritime ex change, who were opposed to tho bill be cause It did not prohibit interference witli the commerce of the river by the proposed construction of a pier in the river '2000 feet from the New York shore. The despatches tell us that the congte gation at tho Hrooklyn "Tabernacle" was "almost paralyzed" last Sunday night by the announcement of Mr, Talmagc, at tho close of his sermon that ho had determined to resign, and wished Ills resignation to take effect in tho 6prlng upon tho 2.1th an niversary of tho beginning of his work there. While no reason is given, it is be lieved that his decision Is duo to tho recent action of the trustees In deciding tocharge an admission fee to tho tabernacle of ten cents to go toward tho payment of tho heavy church debt, tho Interest on which is $15,000, for which Russell Sago is said to be pressing. There Is no doubt that tho alfalrs of tho 'Tabernacle" are in a very bad snarl, ami the dunces are that as the Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report. Pyl Baking irsl Powder ABSOLUTELY PURE result of it the society will soon go out of existence. lis church building has been twico burned, and the present enormous structure, holding !i000 people, was built to give Mr. Talmagc full play as a drawing card. It cost $150,000, and has a debt of $207,000, while Its market value is very uncertain. Unit nil Olire More. The Picsident on Saturday laid before Congress another batch of documents on Hawaiian alfalrs, which Included corre spondence between Minister Willis and Mr. Dole, the olllclal head of the provision al government, subsequent to tho time when Mr. Willis asked Mr. Dole to step down and out and give the ex-Queen her innings. The correspondence is of a de cidedly Spicy character. President Dole sent to Minister Willis a sharp and lengthy communication in reference to the manner in which Mr. Willis carried out his instruc tions, requesting to be infoimcd "witli the least delay" whether Minister Willis held instructions to uo force in carrying out those instructions. This communication was sent to Minister Willis December 27, and prior to the arrival of the steamer which carried to Honolulu the special mes sage of tho President on Hawaiian affairs. Sir. Willis replied to Mr. Dole's letter im mediately, requesting that certain of its paragraphs should be explained before lie made a formal answer to "the extraordina ry letter." In tho meantime the steamer arrived with copies of newspapers containing the special message of President Cleveland to Congress, and as that furnished the infor mation for which demand had been made upon Minister Willis, Mr. Dole informed tliH minister that further correspondence on the subject was unnecessary. Mr. Willis, however, smaiting under what lie charac terizes as "charges so surprisingly and un justly made," addressed Mr. Dole another note in which ho desired to be informed whether that official withdrew li is com munication, and at the same time suggest ing that If It was to be withdrawn the original communications should be ex changed, and no record made of them. Mr. Dole responded that it was not his de sire to withdraw his communication, and, that If desired by Minister Willis he would furnish the specifications requested by him. The correspondence closes with a letter from Mr. Willis, asking for the specifica tions, anil Informing Mr. Dole that when received an immediate reply will be made. Hon. I.orin A. Thurston, representing the Hawaiian provisional government, ar rived in Washington at the end of last week. The royalists, lie -ays, have not yet given up tho hope of testoring the Queen. They will not undertake it them selves, but still think that the United States will do it by force. President Dole, lie says, has received over 1.100 otfers from men in this country to como to Hawaii and fight for the provisional government. The offers have been politely declined. A large portion of them came from Grand Army men. The latest news from Hawaii, brought by a steamer which arrived at San Fran cisco Monday, is to the effect that com plete preparations have been made for the organization of a republic in the Islands. Naturally the United States has served as the model. There will be a president and a Congress of two houses. Oreat care ap pears to have been taken in providing prop erty and educational qualifications for the suffrage. The annexationists have given up I'opo of becoming part of the United States during the present administration, but of course thy look forward fo this as their manifest destiny in the future. Ilrnrtl from Again. T. C. Hrewer, whose "Hat ton state hank" scheme came to such a sudden and untimely end, lias been heard from again. Very recently, under tho name of John C. Do Austin, he started the "Pontiac" bank in New York city. He hired a corner room, put in banking furniture, stationery, etc., and was just about starting up busi ness when his paper went to protest, and those who had bought stock began a hunt of the man's record and his funds, the first of which pioved to be very unsavory ami the second proved to be nothing. He swindled several parties and disappeared, and at last accounts had not been found. Tho performance, as described in the Now York Sun, was almost exactly like his Hat ton fiasco, Tho supreme court of Iowa has decided the case of J. A. Harvey vs. N. M. Mc Farlaud, secretary of state, involving tho constitutionality of the prohibitory amend ment to tho state constitution, adopted in 1882. Tho decision puts an end to consti tutional prohibition in the state, and leaves nothing of prohibition but the statute, which will probably be repealed by the present legislature. Although some of the Hell telephone patents will become public property on the :50th of tills month, it is stated that there aro many Improvements and attachments to what is commonly known as 'ho "Hell telephone," now in use, which are covered by patents, and will not become public property for many years. The Springfield Reporter presents this week the name of Hon. Adna Brown of Springfield as a candidate from Windsor county for tho lieutenant governorship. VERM0NTERS IN BROOKLYN. Knmr 4.nml Speakers nt the Annual .Meeting f Hie llronklyn Society I.nst WrtU. There was some unusually good speak ing at the annual meeting of the Brooklyn, N. Y., society of Vernionters, held last week on tho anniversary of Vermont's declaration of Independence as a sovereign state. The opening addresj of Col. Robert J. Kimball, president of the society, recog nized some of the characteristics ami achievements of the state in a way that was inipreslvo because it was a simple statement of fact. Here are his remarks substantally in full: Col. Klmball'H Aildresa. "1 heard a man say In a lecture tho other evening that there were certain people, who never made bigger fools of themselves over any one thing than they did over the fact that they were born In Virginia. A lady sitting near me asked if I supposed they were any worse than Vernionters. Vernionters everywhere aro noted for boasting of their native state, and It may be not always pleasant for others to hear so much said of what has the appearance of egotism, but it lias been a gratification to me, time and again, to have natives of other states at our Vermont home; and after they had enjoyed the grand scenery, Its mountains and beautiful fertile valleys, the purest water and bracing atmosphere, they would como away with sincere regret, full of enthusiasm, loud in their praises, even outdoing Vernionters themselves. Another year has gone by quickly, anil it lias been an eventful one In many respects. A great financial storm has swept the country like a hurricane. As the Green mountains break heforcc of the whirl winds of nature, so this great disaster seems to have been averted on the borders of the state. More than 200 state banks and more than 100 national banks have suspended in other states, but not one in the state of Vermont. The fanners have been blest with a bountiful harvest and the merchant with a prospcaous year. The manufacturing interest has suffered some, but not to any great extent; the people generally conservativeand prudent, borrow ing and owing little have felt the great depression least of any state. " 1 lie other side of tho picture, as a nat ional event, was the World's Fair, or the Columbian exhibition at Chicago; grand in Its conception, beyond anything ever before attempted in the world, and magnif icent In its completion and its success. All the nations of the world came together in friendly competition, as did also tho different states, witli ea'h other. In this it is gratifying to us, that our great fcmpire slate took the lead, but that our loved Vermont held up her high position in those things in which she lias long excelled. In her exhibit of manufactures, especially scales and organs, in which she has long enjoyed a wide world reputation, she still maintains her supremacy, and her marble and granite quarries are the finest qmlity and the most extensive. Of 40 premiums awarded, all told, for horses, the Vermont Morgans took 20. We have before beaten the world in our dairy products, in our ex hibits in v ienna and Paris, and were equally successful in Chicago. Our maple sugar and pretty girls were exhibited to gether, and, as Saxe says, 'both were exceedingly sweet.' In fact, all her exhib its were highly sucessfnl and a credit to the state. We never had greater reason to be thankful and proud of our noble state, her institutions, and her men and women, at home alone or when she is brought side by side with her sister states. Then let this be our thanksgiving day. Of all the days of our youth, in our Vermont home, we remember that as the best, when the families got together for a re-un!on, a good dinner and a good time. H. 43 IlnrrU KemnrkH. Roswell G. Ilorr spoke in a more hu morous vein : "Tbe whole six New Kngland states are not one-half as large as the state of Cali fornia. Hut when you come to brains and business, to genius and godliness, to piety and patriotism, what a record she can show! Vermont has only about nine thousand live hundred square miles, and those can be measured only by the use of instruments and mathematical calculations which determine areas that cannot be reached with compass and chain. New ork is live times as large as the state of Vermont. You could cut the little state of Vermont out of Texas ;VT times and then have edgings enough left to make another state as large as Connecticut and Rhode Island combined. And yet who would not rather have been born in Vermont than in rexas? lieu a person savs '1 was born in Vermont,' that means something. Tho statement carries with it a definite Idea. One says Instantly 'There is a person who was born somewhere.' rvo confusion as to locality follows such a statement. Not so when you speak of Texas. When a per son says 'I was born in Texas' that really means very lime. Texas is so large that the statement carries with it no definite idea. It would have meant little less if he had said 'I was born somewhere in North America.' Indeed, it seems to me as though 1 had just as lief never have been born at all as to have been born in Texas. Would it not have been about the same thing, anyway? But when I say 'I was born in Vermont,' there is nothing vague about that statement. I remember a year ago at your anniversary, Mr. Phelps, ex-minister to tho court of St. James, at tempted to explain the intense love of Ver monters for their native state, upon tho theory that a country full of mountains, where peopio havo to struggle in order to live at all, always develops in its people an intense feeling of local love and local pride. There is no doubt somewhat of truth in that theory. But he admitted another fact must bo included to fully account for the Intense love of Vernionters for the place of their birth, and that Is the slzo of the state itself. It is not so large as to destroy one's Identity, and Identity is tho mother of intensity. A person witli healthy, actlvo affections can spread himself all over the state of Vermont without any patches net ting so thin as to lead to uncomfortable exposures. Take, for example, the Chi nese empire. Its area is so largo that its peopio nave lost their individual character istics. They all look alike. It makes no difference whether you meet Wing Lo, Chang Lung, or Wang Ho, you feel as though you had seen one and the same person. They are 'all the samee.' Not so when you meet peopio from Vermont. Somehow each person has an individuality of his own. The surroundings beget a type, but tho type is made up of distinct units. To bo a New England Yankee means a good deal. But to be a Vermont Yankee at onco suggests a condensation of business tact, firmness, Independence and love of country coupled with moderation and modesty. This gives to Vermont char acter a sort of crowning glory." Gen. G. M. Dodge, president of Nor wich university, Judge Hiram R. Steele, and Rev. T. P. Frost, were also on the-llst of speakers. Letters ,of regret were read from several Vermontcrs of note, among them Gov. Fuller, Senators Morrill and Proctor, Gen. J. J. Estey, Col. G. W. Hooker and Hon. J. L. Martin. Congress. The entire day Monday was spent by tho House on the sugar schedule of tho tariff bill without definite results. McRae, of Arkansas, made a motion to abolish tho bounty, and upon this a number of amend ments wore strung. One of these, from tho Republican side, proposed to substitute tho present law, which was voted down by 82 to 158. A motion to substitute the grad ed rates proposed in the Mills bill was also rejected, and Harter's amendment for a uniform rate with a provision for abolish ing the bounty met a like fate. McRae's motion to abolish the bounty after July 1 next was finally adopted yeas, 1.J.1 ; nays, 50. Then a lot of other amendments were proposed, and by tho time a Ijournment was reached the whole business was in a tangle. Tuesday the sugar question was again taken up. The amendment offered by Mr. Warner of New York, putting re fined sugar on the free list, was reiifliruied, while that of Mr. Robertson of Louisiana, putting a tax on sugar, was defeated, thus leaving all sugar free and the bounty abol ished. A Southern member, who favors the proposed income tax, says, in explaining its workings: A man who has an annual Income of $-1000 pays no tax. A man with an annual income of 4100 pays a two per cent tax on flOO, which Is the excess above 4000. A member of Congress, for example, is taxed two per cent on $1000, the other $2000 of his income being exempt by the law. This corrects the general impression, which seems to be that where one's Income ex ceeds 14000 one Is taxed on the full amount. The Nicaragua canal project Is not so be allowed to languish if Senator Morgan can help It. He has introduced a bill provid ing for the financial indorsement of tho company by the United Sta'.es to tiie pos sible extent of $70,000,000, ten out of the fifteen directors of the corporation to be appointed by the President. The Senate committee on rules has de cided, by a unanimous vote, to recommend that nothing shall be done in the matt of changing the rules of the Senate until the next recess of Congress. A (booiI lilea. N. J. Batchelder, master of the New Hampshire state grange, proposes a new departure for the grange of his state. It is a course of reading on the Chautauqua plan, but with special reference to agricult ural interests. The grange nas been a great educational force by bringing farm ers together in grange meetings, but it has lacked just this systematized reading which is most educating. The course of reading requires two years. After com pleting the course, and presenting not less than four essays on farm topics, di plomas will be given to those who fulfill these conditions. The plan is for each grange to buy and own the books for the course. The expense item will be small, not more than $8 or $10 to start with, it is estimated, and the books can be used as the nucleus of a grange library. Tlit Ilnatfitt ami Maine ltt-iluvliig Ki lit'iiari. A Lawrence, Mass., despatch says tho Boston A Maine railroad company has discontinued a number of trains on its sys tem, owing to light travel. Owing to this, every extra employe that could be spared has been discharged, including some 150 firemen, brakemen and men in freight houses. All the car shops are running on half time, and the men In all repair shops are working on eight-hours' time. The February Forum contains a review of the Hawaiian contioversy by the eminent historian, Mr. James Schooler of Boston, who as a student of international law has gone over the whole matter especially for tho Forum, to make it plain, without any partisan purpose to serve. The increase in circulation of the Forum, since the re duction in price from $.1 to a year, has been remarkable, showing how great is tho number of readers who enjoy serious and instructive literature when placed within tlieii reach." The "Human documents," in McCluro's magazine for February, comprise portraits of Robert Louis Stevenson, Hamlin Gar land and Philip D. Armour. The Steven son portraits are especially interesting, showing Mr. Stevenson at ases ranging from 20 mouths to 42 years. Tho number also contains an exhaustive study, pro fusely illustrated, of tho life and character of Mr. Armour, the head of the great Chi cago packing house which bears his name, and the founder of the beneficent institute, whose ODject is to help boys to help them selves. Daniel Webster still lives to some people in this country. Letters are occasionally re ceived at Mansfield post-ofllce addressed to "non. Daniel Webster." Constance Fenlmoro Woolson, the well known novelist, has recently died in Ven ice, Italy. Miss Woolson was bom In Claremont, N. II., in 1848. Rosa Bonheur Is still painting in her quaint study near Fontaineblcau. She is now au old woman, small, sunburned, and wrinkled as a peasant. Tho gray hair is cut short, and is still thick. As she wears a blouse, slio dons a cloth cap. In tho opinion of many, tho religious tales of A. L. O. E. are tho best Sunday school stories in the language. Tho ini tials stood for "A Lady of England," and her name was Miss Clurlotto Maria Tuck er. Tho announcement of her death will bring regret to a large number of peopio who have been interested and helped by her books. Edward Dunbar, the author of tho hymn, "There's a light in tho window for thee, brother," died a few days ago in tho jail at ColTeyvillo, Kan., where ho had applied for lodging as a tramp. Dunbar was onco a noted evangelist, but Ills career was cut short by a term in tho Minnesota state prison for bigamy, Epliraim Hull, the origlnatior of tho Concord grape, is dying at his home In Concord, Mass,, from Injuries receiv ed last autumn by a fall from a ladder. Though 87 years old, ho was active until the injury overtook him. He Is poor, having lost all his fortune In try ing to introduce a new grape that ho orig inated several years ago, anil is cared for by his friends.