The Brattleboro Reformer from Brattleboro, Vermont on April 11, 1884 · 1
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The Brattleboro Reformer from Brattleboro, Vermont · 1

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V $1.50 a Year. $2.0b if not paid in advance. " Let all the ends thou aimest at be thy Country's, thy God's, and Truth's." 5 cents a Copy. BRATTLBBOR'O, VT., April 11,1884. VOL. VIII. No. 35. v c, mum REV. CYRUS HAMLIN, D.D. LL, ? I'res.dent of Mlddlcbury College. ' Cyras Hamlin was born In Watterford, Me. " r Jan. 8, 1811. His fetter wai twin brother of Vice - President Hamlin's father. Ho wag fitted for college under Kev. Charles Soule atBridg ton academy. His memory is fresh among his college contemporaries for strength of chsrac-(L ' tor, calm energy, unflinching courage, and un- 1 Questionable Christian devotion. : And so the - youth was remarkably father of the man. He sraduatei from Bangor Theological Seminaay .1' ' and was appointed! by the American Board, to the work of Christian education in Turkey. He ' wag married to Miss Henrietta Jacksen of Dor-- set in this state. ' He thus entered upon a work which gave him a name to be remembered among the philanthropists, and benefactors of his race. His skil- and courage in thwarting the Jesuit French aud " Russian intrigues and the final triumphant " establishment of Robert coDege on the Eosplio-rus, his intervention and personal efforts on behalf of the sanitary of the hospital and camp at Leutare in the Crimean war, his labors on be half of equal and higher education in Turkey, U constitute a rare chapter in the history of missions. - Dr. Hamlins connection with the American Board ceased when h's efforts for Robert Col- began in 1860. He had visited his native land twice in furtherance of this great object ' and on a third visit was engaged in special ef-- forts to increase its endowments, when the ap- i. : r l. : 1. . nA .1. IVOaVulug - lui&uiu nu auu luo Ull- ' certainty of all Eastern affairs making further ' efforts useless he accepted an invitation to the Professorship of Systematic Theology in the t seminary at Banger, which he held three years, until his election to the prosidoncy of Middle-bury College in 1880. ranous review nrtlcals on "Some af the Errors of Medical Philosophy", on "The Ancient Limits of the Negro Race", on "The Prospects I of Western and-Central Africa", and on "Phil losophy and Science as Auxilary to Missions". In the mission work he translated "Upham's Mental philosophy", Way land's Moral Science" and some other text books into the Armenian ' language. lie was also the author of a work on "Protistantism vs. Popery" anil of nsmerous . tracts called for by the times. In this country he has published a work en-titled "Among the Turks" besides verious iec-' tures and discourses. Those on Protection and .','' Tree Trade have had a wide circulation. In 1851, he received from Bowdoin College the degree of D.D. and. of LL.D. in 1880, From Harvard University D. D. in 1861, and from the University of New York L L. D. in 1R70. ' Mixed Those ISables Up. ' IFrom the Burlington Clipper. The idea has prevailed somewhere that if judge Poland retired at the end of nis term Gen Grout would be allowed to take his place without a murmur from anyone, but there is a prospect of other entries in the race. Wash- .. ington county has a favorite sou in the person , -of Will Dillingham. Windom county has a whole hive of them at Brattleboro. one at Woodstock and others in various localities. It is reported that George" Hooker probably the favorite son of Windham, will make a big fight for the nomination with an excellent backing. Then there is Jim Martin, Kitt Haskius, Tyler, Estey, Fuller and a host of others who are always hungry. Taking all this into consideration the prospect is good for some dog-day weather tins summerr The Ferment In Vermont. Tho next legislature should do two things ut least: aijoiisntno grand jury and euie judges. If it is necessary that two men should be made "Honorable'' every two years, let the legislature designate someliody to issue diplomatic to this effect. Burlington unpper. A couple of Caledonia clips : Tyler is a light weight to lie sure, but we never heard that ho old rum for a living. Speaker Marti'i ays he won't go to Chicago anywhere. So Col J. J. Estey, a far man is spaiten of. Poland should be returned to congress, yet we ooino such will not be the caso. Grant buvs his own cigars, is up early in the morning and a good fellow generally and keeps good natured over kicks ana cuns seconu to no man in mis commonwealth and if returned will prove an obliging and efllcicnt congressman. iix change. We should lie pleased to see the name of Major N. P. Bowman, of St. Johnsbury, place upon the Democratic stato ticket as lieutenant governor, lie is a man wen Known inrougn-out northern Vermont, and if his nairre is place kefore the convention we predict for him a strong foi lowing. Let Caledonia county speak and not keep silent when she has a man who could fill the position so well. Danville North Star. "Mansfield" whose vigouors styles we take to lie that of u. v. names or urattieboro writes to the Montpelier Watchman. So far as my observations extends, only three newspapers in the whole state, of any consiterable circulation or influence, havo came to onr unreservedly for the ring candidate. Dr. Nichels. These are the Messenger of St. Albans, and the Free Press of limimgton now republican paper and the Argus & Patriot of Montpelier, the faithful and zealous democratic tender of the republican "machine." AH tlio other papers stand aloof, a large majority of them belong openly in sympathey with the opposition. This is a decidedly unique and phenomenal condition nf thhiss in Vermont, and irdlcates, I think, I as one of your correspondents happly expessed it, the presence of a good deal of political dvn- mmite ivini anoui louse an over iub iuiw mm ps quite liable to explode whenever the driver of the great "macnine press w euuuuniy turn heavily upon it. I liwiiTKKi Tears' Expekirncb with Fkk-Ylizmw. "I have "ed Bradley's Phosphate lore or less for eighteen years. Hare com-Vred it with others en the same crops, and We Bradley's the preference. The past season raised at the rate of ninety bushels oats to the te on sward land, with five hundred pounds idler's Superphosphate per acre. Have had febest of success with it on corn and potatoes, lien I have failed with manure alone. In Win down with it. have had good snccess, EDUCATIONAL NOTES. Gleanings Anions (he Schools of the Srnte. North Pomfret school district No. 4 has elected H. A. Vaughan committee ; A. O. Snow clerk; H. w. Colburn collector. F.aat Pomfret his voted 32 weeks school. 10 in the summer and fall term and 12 in winter term. Tax 30 cents. Perkinsville votes 33 weeks school and elects as prudential committee, -A. L. Harden i, clerk nnd treasurer. M. J. Bixbv : . collector. A. F. Billings. Tax ten cents with a discount If paid before July 1st. , North Tunbridge district No. U has voted to raise 17 cents on the dollar, and to repair the srhnnl honse. District No. 4 bids board off for $1.40 per week to G. II. Avery ; wood bid off by J. It. Alex, at yo cents per com, nuscu on cents on the dollar. At Shelbourn the coirjuittee"t)lectl ;i tho school districts are as follows : No. 1, Lyinaa Hodgiuau;.- No. 2, Alphonso W. EstshrooUs ; No. 3, Almon Boutwell ; No. 4, MyroaOrdway ; No. 5. John P. Turner! No. 6. Mr Webb; No. 7, Andrew L-Pinney.' Districts voted to sustain from 24 to 30 weeks of school; some havo two, others three terms, the coming year. At Norwich the names of the prudential com mittee in the different school districts are as follows No. 1. AlbertNve : No.2. Frank Bragg No. 5. Wavnd Johnson s No. 7 Hiram Sargent, Julius Waterman, Hersey Kendall; No. 8, Dr Paine, Thetford, (hires summer school;) No. 9, Orson Sargent; No. 11, James Bingham; No. 14, W. H. Hutchinson; No. 15, Abel Bicknell; No. 17, Ransom Slack; No. 19, T. J. Blanch-ard; No. 20, W. N. Crandall. District No. 5 voted to have no schools. The teachers for the summer are Mrs Hattio Van Cor, north district iu the village, where she has taught for the past two years; Miss Alice Nye on the river; Miss Annie Matthews in the Bicknell; Hiss Annie Nye in the Sproat. The amount of money drawn by the the school districts is here given : No. 1, $87; No. 2, $29; No. 3. 147; No. 5, 25: No, 6, $26 ; No. 7, $33 ; No. 8, $37 ; No. 9, $51 ; No. 10, $32 ; No. 11, $38 ; No. 12, 42 ; No. IS, $26; No. 14, $30; No. 15, $31; No. 17, $49; No. 1, 933 ; AO. a, 93. -. District No. 12 at Tyson Furnace has made choice of W. Parker committee ; A. F. Hubbard clerk aad treasurer -and. Geo Merrill collector. District JNo. 2 elects as clerk, Samuel Dix ; committee, E. B. Patridge;. treasurer, Parker Boynton; collector, Wimen Hatiey; auditor, Ji. is. Patndge. voted to -nave tnree terms or school, two of eight and one of twelve weeks, and to raise money enough to pay expenses. South Reading eiects Elwin H. Round, clerk ; prudential committee, Alonzo Heyt; treasurer, Justin Dayis; collector, E. W. Goddard; auditor, Alfred Watkins. Voted to have thirty-two weeks school, and raise 10 cents on a dollar. . . ... . . - At Felehville It was voted to hold thirty-two weeks school and raise 5 cents on tho rand list. Offers elected : Clerk, C. N. Hook ; auditor, D. P. Sawyer; collector, Francis Mc-grath ; committee, O. S. Holden. Braintree district No. 8 and Randolph district No. 12 have voted 6 months school and a tax ot 20 per cent. Officers : Clerk and treas-nrer, Frank H. Cleveland ; prudential committee, J. B. Welis ; collector, Lyman Hutchinson ; auditor, W. B. Hibbard; wood inspector, C. J. Bass. - . ' Rutland chooses for village school officers; President, J. J. R. Randall ; secretary, P. M. Meldon; trustee, ward 2, Rockwood Barrett; trustee, ward 4, Orlando Wooster; collector, Geo Willis; treasurer, Henry F. Field; auditor, J. A. Sheldon ; committee on text books, A. F. Walker, J. D. Hawaiian. - Chelsea has electod three prudential commit tees in the several districts : District No. 1. Joim B'akcly; No. 2, S. N. Goss; No. 3, R. Kennedy ; No. 4, A. W. Moore; No. 0, S. Mc Allister: rso.b. . J. AcKerman: .no.-. vu- lard Grant; No. 8, Edwin Stone; No. 9, Lyman Sprague; No. 10, C. S. George ; No. 11, Austin Ward ; No. 13, Edson Mattoon ; No. 16, Charles Bacon; No. 17. Hamilton Dearborn; No. 18, G. B. Roberts. In district No. 4, East- Barnard the current expenses for the past year have been $19S.83. Officers elected for the present year : Clerk, C. E. Black ; prudential committee, Edward Miller; treasurer, Isaac Graves; collector, W. W. SVebb. Tax voted, 30 cents. District No. 2, Bethel, elects: Clerk, A. J. Marsh; treasurer, N. H. Wallace; collector, Edwin Morse. Voted to raise 20 cents on the dollar. District No. 3 elected as clerk, Fred Arnold ; prudential committee, J. J. Wilson, G. J. Wallace, Nathan Parker; treasurer and collector, Nelson Ellison. It was voted t have 3S weeks of school and to raise a tax of 20 cents. Quechce district No. 3 has no indebtedness and over $100 in its treasury. Officers : Prudential committee, B. K. "Wright; treasurer, C. T. Williams ; collector, Asa Russ ; auditor, John Porter; clerk, S. T. Sisco. , Hartford village schools have commenced with the old board of teachers, and tho success of the schools for the past four or five years under the same teachers speaks well for tiie present year. Bradford village, at their annual school meeting, elected H. A. Winsbip prudential comm't-tee. District No. 2, north end of village, elected John II. Watson prudential committee. Brad ford Academy and Union High School elected 11. G. Day prudential committee who is chairman of committee. It was voted to have 37 weeks' school in the academy tho ensuing year; to raise $1000 for support of said school; balance in treasurer's hands, $31.27. The academy has received unnually from scholars outside of the distrct, for the last five ve ars, from 250 to $300 tuition. Strafford village district elects as clerk, N. B. Cobb; treasurer, L.A.Clark; committee, M. II. Brown; collector, F. H. West; auditors, L. A. Clark, D. C. Hyde and C. B. Dow; voted to raise a tax suilicieut to defray expsnses ; two terms of twelve weeks each. Schools in the lower village of Ashuelot commence the 14 inst. The upper district has chosen Julius F. Howard prudential commit tee. Expenses of the graded 'school last vear at Bristol were $2025. The North Village district is to nave a school Notices are up for teachers to meet for examination at the school house in district No. 8. Danbury on Saturday, April 11, when their qualifications fer school-room work will be thoroughly tested by Mrs Ida C. Adams, super- uuenaciu. Miss Katie Stearns is expected to teach the summer school at Athens in district No. 1. In district No. 2 Miss Eva Upton will tea:h, Bradford will hold Its school meeting Saturday evening the 12 inst at 7 :30 o'clock. Schools in Bradford districts No. 2 and 12 will commence April 21st. Anna Chamberlain is expected to teach In district No. 2. The fallowing school statistics for the year ending with last month are furnished by our Tunbridge correspondent for that town ; Districts sustaining schools, I I Weeks taught by males, Weeks taught by females, '296 Total, m Average per district, 23 0-7 Paid males teachors including iKuird, $227.20 Average rate per week, $6.31 Paid female teachers including hoard) $1357.18 Average rate per week, $1.58 Paid for fuel, $149.72 Paid for new furniture, $10.01 Paid for incidentals, $22.60 Paid for repairs, $18.48 Total exponse all schools, $1793.41 Average cost per district, . $128.10 The theses for the graduating class of the Chandler Sclentiiic Department of Dartmouth college have been assigned and Geo D. Weston of Windsor receives as his theses "Recent Advancement in Engineering Science." The number of pupil, in Windsor attending school daring the past year was 288. The executive committee of the state teacher's association of which J. M. Hltt, Northfleld, is chairman met in Burlington Saturday last to arrange for the next annual meeting. It is Intended that this shall be the most rousing meeting ever held in tho state, and several new departures are arranged hut we could not get at particulars In time for this issue. The Kkporm-mi will'soon print full particulars. While the last two meetings have been the best for years both in topics discussed and members in attendance, we want to warn those who havo this meeting In hand not to let it run, as so many larse teacher's meetings do. Into a mere pleas- tire excursion. Let the teachers lie given some-1 thing they can - carry home and use in their schools, let the outside public be given something to arouse them to the importance of fos tering our schools, let wise and far-seeing plans be inaugurated and persistently pushed and then our schools w ill grow. - . The annual meeting of the town superiu-" tendents of Windsor County, was held at Woodstock Court House on Tuesday with a representation from half of the 84 towns of the Comity, Principal W. Ht'Sandcrso,ot Wood sock was ic-elacted secretary, and the regnlar business of preparing question tor reacners, ex-aminatiou in arithmetic, grammar, geography, history and civial government, was transacted besides arranging for an oral examination upon physiology, in addition the ordinary oral examinations. Other general matters partain-ing to the school were discussed with a view to milfomiinity of action of the difleretit superintendents throughout the county. ' Professor E. II. Higly formerly of MiiliH'c-bnry College, who has been la Europe since Septeir.lier, 1882, most of tho tune in Germany is expected to arrive home some time in April Professor Higlv. it is under stood, will devote lumscir nereartcr wnoiiy ro music. 11c na3 been engaged as organist of one of the leading churches in Worcester, Mass. Windsor high school boys have lifted up a gymnasium in the basement of tho old town, hall building. The Faculty of Dartmouth College hive announced the following students' chosen after competitive speaking, to compete for the Rollins and Morse prizes for oratory at Commencement; E. Howard, Adrian, Mich.; J, M. Ilttl-bcrt, Lyndonvilie, Vt. ; G. D. Lord Limming-ton Maine, Jnniurs ; C. W. Bates, Leominster, Mass.; It. Uovey, Washington I). C; L. Leigh, Jr., Hallowell, Maine, Sophomores ; B. J. Simcox; Albany, N. Y. ; J, P. Tucker, Boston, Mass. ; F. A. Wood, Lowell, Mass. , 1 At the first inecting of the senior class, at Goddard seminary, the following officers were elected: President, F. W. Durkce; vice-president, F. E. Van-Densen ; secretary, Jennie Perry; treasurer, Lena Mcorcroft. The second meeting was held Wednesday evening, April 2, and the class honors awarded as follows : Salutatory, F. E. Van Deusen; valedictory, O. K. Hollister; class chronicles, Kate J. Campbell ; class hymn, Florence Powers. . Quoth the Self Satisfied Republican Party : WASUINOTON COUNTY TOURT. Diviircrs Granted anil Cnses l:si)oed of. In Liberty T. Kinney vs M. S. Goodwin, appellant, tho court have rendered judgment for the plaintiff to recover $0.13. ThUTcasc was heard originally before a justice, the plaintiff claiming !$3G, the balance 011 a bill of lumber delivered to the defendant. A motion was filed under section 1117 of the Revised Laws to apportion the costs. Luke C. Fisher vs N. G. Williams, district No. 8, in Cnbot, trustie, and Lizzie Williams, claimant was brought for the satis faction of a debt of the defendant to the plaintiff by trusteeing the school funds fortlis payment of a bill for the board of a teacher by the defendants wife. Tho circumstances showed that tho goods supplied by the defendant ami tlio work of the rlnimnut in lioarding tho teacher were so commingled as to render ihe fund for flic payment thereof incapable of licing reached by the trustee process tor the satisfaction of tho defendant's debt, and the court so held. Exceptions were filed and the cause passel to the supremo court. Evan D. McCrillis vs Frank II. Alien was an action of trover brought to recover for a large nuantltv of poi'ltrv shipped by tho plaintiff from Marshlieid to J. N. Austin & Co., of Boston under the false .representations of the defendant. The consignee proved bogus and 110 payment was ever received by the plaintilf for his poultry. The defence was to the actiou. Judgment for the plaintilf to recover $68.01 with interest from December 1, 1881, In all about $76. Frank D. llardigan vs William Carter of this place, was brought at the September term of this court 1883, for assault and battery. Tho plaintiff I a boy and the assault was induced by his mimicking a peculiarity of the defendant who threw a shovel at the 'ilaintilf Inllicting a wound on the head. Justice O. D. Clark gave the plaintiff $20 damages aud tlio court now In-creates it to 100. The case was heard on the assessment of damages. Jonnctte L. Kimball vs Randall & Dunmt, was a trial upon an nuilita querela brought to set aside a judgment procured by fraud or misconduct. In 18(i9 Durant oll'cred tho plaintiff to bring a suit against tho town of Cnbot for the husband's bounty. The caso wai taken 1111011 a contingent l'cc. The scheme failed and Durant, tho surviving partner of tho firm, sued the tilnlnlllT fur liU Mervircfl and aimarentlv liv fraud obtained judgment by default, liefom Jubtice U. A. Huso for alwut 872. and execu tion Issued thereon. Tho evidence convinced the court that there was no default and the judgment was set aside. - George W. Mann vs KusscJl & Rclliucr introduced a puerile quarrel about some grnnite workinir tools etc. 'at Barre. The plaintiff re covered 1 damages and f 1 costs. liic divorce caso of Mary Lyman vs lyreints Lvman. of Duxburv was finished last week Thursday. Tho parties have liccn married nearly thirty years and have a lamlly of six children. The evidence reached back to about even vcars airn when the difllcultlea heffan tri be serious. The most disgraceful qunrrcii were TliKMENDOUS CONCEPTIONS OfEnif Inwrlna A Few of the Grent Schema! of CouiuiHrue and Industry Now Under Way. A new bill to incorporate a company to build the Eads' ship railway across the Isthmus ot Tehuantcpec has been introduced In the senate. The work has boen delayed for lack of the $50,000,000 capital required, but Captain Eads- bellcves tho money canlie raised if the United-; States government will guarantee a return of, two per cent semi-annually upon tho par value-' of the bonds of the company for 15 yoars. He docs not ask that this guarantee shonld tako effect until the practicability of the ship railway has been tested by the transportation over it of loaded vessels of r.ot less than 5000 tons weight at a 'speed averaging not less than six miles an hour.. , .- ., . - . The catting of a ship canal across Cape Cod is now in progress. The distance across from the point at which the work is being carried on is but one and a half miles, and the cost Is estimated at $1,000,000. - By this passage, the pres ent shortest distancerbstween New York and Boston, 336 miles, will - hz diminished by 96 miles, and' the present longest distance, 330 miles, will be lessened by 140 miles, besides a a great savins in time and risks in travel and transportation. 1 A c a.val io unite the Baltic with the North sea is soon to be commenced, ft will be 59 miles long, and will permit the passage of the largest ships at all hours of tide in both directions. It will be controlled by Germany and will enable her men of war to avoid the perilous passage of the "Belt" which at present is impeded by Denmark's coast batteries. Commerce will also lie benefitted by its construction. - ;' A mix has been presented in the New York legislatnre asking- an appropriation of money to aid in the construction of a number of canals connecting tho great south bay of Long Island with the bays eastward of Westharapton, thus furnishing a navigable channel from Far Rock-away to Sag Harbor aud Greenport, a distance of 75 miles. The entire south shore of the Island, it is calculated, would be vastly benefitted by it. i -, .'. ' The Presidential ''You cant ever expect to get there with those testified to. The lioys took their mother's par-und often chastised their father and he in ret turn made things as unpleasant as possible, among other things cruelly abusing his wife during her pregnancy and confinement. The vviueiiccs or umiappmcss and severity were plentiful and the court srranted a divorce, giving her the farm, worth 0000, the farming tools, household furniture etc., and giving him a lien on the place for the payincmt of G50. Lizzie S.Corliss vs Charles B. Corliss and rice versa for divorce was a picture of social life In North Dnxburv. Tho parties were married in 185 and have' throe children. The evidence as to her adultery with II. E. Oilman and one Aaron Drew, and her general tendency in that wnyflfas, in part, questionable, but on the whole sufficient. The court grants a bill to him giving him the custody of two children, leaving the youngest with her. A divorce was granted to Wiliuun O. Day, of Berlin, from Fhra K. Day of Worcester, for intolerable severity ; nnd to Miner L. Smith, of Swiuiton, from Mary A. Smith of Marshficld, for adultery. Etta F. l'crvier vs Charles L. Pcrvier for refusal to support, raised tho question of "sufficient pecuniary ability" which is pending in the supremo Court. The case awnits decision. Tlio court refused to chancer the bail forfeited In Stato vs Eugene Town of Watcrbury, and the respondent's father will have to pay $000. The bail forfeited in State vs James Albin of Northlield for burglary was chancered from 15200 to tlfiO. The court took a recess Tuesday afternoon to Thursday, tho 17th, when the chtncerv cases' will lie heard. Tho republicans who are crowing over democratic failure to agree upon a bill to reduce the taxes should not forgot that their party is responsible for the 100,000,000 surplus left by the swindling bill of last year. What do they propose to do about it ? Herald. The duty 011 coal does not protect the miner, unless it be called protection to get work half time and run the dally risk of licing discharged to make room fur a half starved Hungarian. But it does protect the combined monopolies, enabling them to keep up prices and to sit like a nightmare upon the breast of Philadelphia manufacturing industries. Coal ought to go on the free list. Phil. Record. The failure to bring murderers to punishment has Income so general and so gross as to call in question tlio etllcacy of onr criminal administration and to sound a warnlngto the wholo nation. It is a startling fact that escatie of murderers from the pnealty of the law is the rule, and conviction the exception. New York Herald. , There Is only .',745,999 worth of pig iron Imported Into Ihe United States annually. Now, why shonld all the industries of the nation be taxed 50 to 300 per cent, on iron add steel, that Pensylvania iron mine owners may be enabled to pay sixty cents a day to laborers who live on aw bacon? Oalcsbnrg (III.) Press and Peo-le. A pahty of capitalists are prosecuting the re-claimation of the northern Dart of the Florida everglades, aud have several thousand acres un-des cultivation. They expect to reclaim $1,000.-000 acres ot this land. TnxnE is a project to flood a portion of the Sahara desert in which is a depression covering 60,000 square miles, and understood to be separated only 12 miles from the seashore, and to extend to tho vicinity of Timbuetoo on the south.-ByporniissioiiofthrBoy of Tunis the , French govenimentre to cut through this 12 SUes barrier seps&ting the desert from the editerranean-, ana the work will, it U stated, sooaiw immeBcadon tho border of Tripoli. 'The cost of the wdrk is estimated at $30,000,000 or thereabouts, and it is claimed the sncces of the project would open to commerce and civilization a region containing some $200,000,000 inhabitants who have now no means of communication with tho world save by caravan. Does it look now as if there couldn't but oiw papor live in Greeufield ? There never was a better opening for brains, pluck and enterprise than there has been here for yeara past. Since its first issue there never was a shadow of doubt that the Reformer Had come to stay, but we confess that the way it has been sweeping the field for the past few months, is something unexpected. It is a success unprecedented in the country journalism of New England. . A I'oiut to be Considered. from the St Johnsbnrj Caledonian. The Nichols managers are reduced to a pretty narrow field when the only objection they can bring against Col Pingree'is that he is not capable of filling the office of governor. This kind of talk may do for the machine followers on the west side of the mountain, but over here, whore he is known, it won't go down any' better than with the state senators and maiiy representatives, who have known him as a presiding officer., At any rate, according to the Rkformer. "he doesn't belittle and degrade himself by accepting free passes, and he hasn't been the servant of corporate rings in any kind of work." And it may also be presumed that Samuel E. Pingrec doesn't sell rum. George Campbell, Hopkinsvllle, Ky., says: Burdock Blood Bitters is the best preparation for the blood and stomach ever manufactured. Swimming Match. great lumbering boots on. Yon should be free and ItnEEZKS FROM THE CAPITAL rnbllo lliilliling Appropriation Political (JliiDlimilnifH-Thu skating Kink Man l;l Htm;i!8 tun apiuu Anmv llie Lecture Platform. l-'rom our Regular Correspondt-nt., Vt., April 10. By the time this is read the bill appropriating 75,000 for a public building at this place will probably have been passed. If so it will be a matter of mutual congratulation for Montpelier and for the Vermont delegation. For Montpelier because tho edifice will beautify and give an additional interest to the town ; because by its means a large amount of business will be brought in, and because its presence will relievo the loneliness of the cnpitol and make Montpelier more certainly that point around which and centering in which the business of the state revolves. Gen W. W. Grout is cultivating a likliur for Montpelier and ho has some ideas as to "what must be done.'. The general impression here is that tho system of pipe b?Jis laying will eventually come handy to drain off his own gore. W. A. Stowcll has purchased of J. R. Lang-don his lot on linrro street between the residences of Mrs II. Hyde and L. P. Glenson. Messrs W. L. & "W. D. Hart of Windsor have licgun operations o a skating rink on the rise of land behind Hydo's block on Barre street. Citizens residing in tho near vicinity have an idea that ihe rink will lie noisy nnd havo made objection to it. They arc, however, people who have never ha 4 any of those little blessings which arc so charming when quiet, and not being able to enjoy the sport themselves continually distort it into a roaring rink and declare it a nuisance. Prof Wm. Mowry, of Providence, 11. 1., delivered a lecture on the "Great Northwest" in tho vestry of the church of the Messiah last Friday evening, as announced last week. He had a large audience and succeeded In demonstrating In a very pleasant manner the vast capabilities of tho region northwest of the Ohio river and the benefits of an excursion to that part which will occur next summer. Hon George N. Dale of this place delivered his lecture 011 "Catherine of Aragon and Castile and her Persecutors," at village hall on Monday evening. It was very interesting and was listened to by a large audience. Mrs A. C. Averill assisted greatly in the evening's entertainment by giving several laughable sketches. The evening's receipts were about $ 45, for the benefit of the ladies' society of Bethany church. This year's Vermont Methodist conference at Montpelior, April 10, will lie one of tho most important ever had. It Is the centennial year of the organization of the Methodist church in NOTINGS. HOennany has increased its best crop in ten years fro n 3.009,'K)0 to 8,509,000 tons. The Arkansas Republicans held their state convention, Tuesday. Of course they sent delegates for Arth ur. Tho Republicans won in the Hartford city election, Tuesday, with 830 majority. Chickens are now hatched in Germany h y electricity. ': , :''V';" ''' : !'.' ' lk ,. Allelic fools ure not deijLye; and a uaniijjirJ ty.iuuu:sii 111 a six uayii ii-tts-yiiii-pwase egg eating match, either beild friel or scrambled.' Among the heaviest egg dispatchers in New York are Charles Pearsall, a Fulton market-man who eats 39 eggs at a setting and asks for more. John Ross, who can go him 10 hotter, and "Billy" Johnson, a 38-egg-power colored man. ' ," . , ;- The Iowa Legislature -adjourns afe'r 79 davs of it, having accomplished nothing in particular beyond passing a prohibitory law for the whole stato to light over. Dick Liddell is released from all prosecutions in Missouri courts becaus of his services in bringing other members of the Jnmcs gang to justice. The officers say that he has been truthful in every imstance. Louisville, Ky., has decided to have another exposition, lieainning on Augnst 15 and continuing for sixty days. Cardinal McCloskey has requested mat the wearing of low-necked" dresses at weddings in the New York cathedral t discontinued. Emperor Don Pedro, of Brazil, has resigned for fifty-tree years, or longer than any living sovereign. lie was but six years old "when he ascended the throne. . Can It 1 that rare Ben Butlethas faded away with the pink sunsets ? fPljila. Press. What is protection, according to modern Republicanism ? It is a high tax on the necessaries of life, payable by the working people, according to the amount of food they cat and clothes they wear and blankets under which they sleep, to raise 'a surplus revenue of $100,-000,000 and give the leaders, lords and masters of the party a chance to gather in enormous riches for themselves. Manch Chunk Democrat. ' clean and iinemcninbcred as 1 am.' this country, and of course this important epoch will be marked by special services. There has been a change of time on the main line. The old accommodation train known as "Capt Hall's" has lieen put on again and leaves Montpelier at G :55 a. in., going north, pud C :-15 p. m.. going south. The local passenger train going north leaves Montpelier nt 9 :25 a. in., and the mail going south nt the same time. There is no change in the fast trains cither way. Tho local passenger train going south leaves" Montpelier at 10:58 p. in., instead of 10:30. Tlio train for Barre in the morning now leaves Montpelier at 7 :0S. Gym's. ' CLIPS. No man cxiicrts to get the HTvicty of railroads for nothing' and there will le always some drain from the country on that account. But it Is the unjust and unreasonable gains of wealth to which wo object. Yauderhilt has two hundred million dollars, Jay Gould, half as much, and so down through scores of New York millionaires. These men never earned that amount of money. They have not Inherited it. Tho havcv simply extorted it from the people of tho United States by tho power w hich they hold in wrecking railroads, charg-highcr rates of transportation than is just, and by competing tho- people to pay thein unjust taxis. This tiling can bc.nnduiust lie stopped, or the king on horseback with a lath for labor's back is not far off. Oregon Vldotte. , "The most wonderful thing about this country is its forwardness in nsing new inventions aud in taking up now ideas. In England wo are equally forward in keeping old things to the front. ' Henry Irving. Let the farmers digest these questions. They are propounded by a Republican paper: "If tho Republican party is not ready, twenty years after tlio war is over, to reduce the burden of wartaxcs,when will it lie ready for a reduction ?" Now, if a party, after twenty years cf peace, must levy a war tax upon tho country, ought such a party lie pcrnfittod to live or retain power ? There will be a political caithquako if these taxes arc not reduced. Oalcsbnrg (111.) Press and People. Now, then, we say, put the question squarely to tho Democracy of Indiana, "ore you in favor of reducing the turff taxation to a point where no more money is taken from your pockets than is required for an honest and economical administration of tho Government r" And, our word for it. every Democrat and thousands of ReDiibli- cans in Indiana will respond Yes! Indlan- aKns nenunci. Intelligent colored neonle are cvo.rvwbrre iv. garding the Hepublicau party witli distrust. They say tlio Republican party, when It has had an opportunity, has rohlied them of their money, deceived them on all occasions with false promises, and never recognized thorn when there were offices to give. Cleveland Flaln I'eaicr. ANOTHER BANK GONE VP. Tho First National Hank of H. XIi-mw Gsmllown in the Wreck ol t'ifiiMf cial Disaster Stock Speculation thn Catiku ( tile Disaster Belief I tint Depositors Will SiUfitr No Loss. St. Ai.baxs, Vt., April 10. St. Albans has met with another financial disaster, which has shaken It from center to circumference. I refer to the failure of tho First , National bank, which closed its doors Tuesday morning. When the news' of the failure first became known the excitement we gretrmt matters, have.'fiow cbolect down, and an-cxam-inatiohlnto ' ' J "; THF. CAUSES WHIU.lI I.U0 TO THK MSASTlJIt have been pursued with careful scrutiny. .So far as can be learned stock specnlationVas at the bottom of the trouble, in which the prosi- ' dent of the institution scorns to have quite heavily indulged. These speculations have not been confined to Wall strest, but he ha3 invested more or less in tho butter trade. The hank has carried financially several produce dealers, the president sharing the profit and loss in the business wiih the dealers. The recent failure of E. W. Marshall & Co.. the Boston produce dealers, involving tho bank to tho sum of U0,-000, which sum Marshall owes the First National. L. C. Hall, another St. Albans butter . buyer, is said to owo the hank 2,000. That President Sowles is financially embarrassed is evident from the fact that he ha failed to pay over to the vestry of St Luke's church the amount of the income, 300, derived from the legacy of $;"),00a left by the late Hiram Bel!ow3. This sum was due in 1883, and although repeatedly urged to pay over the amount, Mr Sowles ha? refused to do so. : HOW IT HAS lsllliX Ol'KltvrKD. The First National bank has been run iu the . interest of the Sowles family. There is a branch bank in Swanton, that is known as the National Union, with a capital of 75,000. Cashier Albert Sowles, of the St Albans bank, is president of the Swanton bank, and the brothers are directors. The announcement of the suspension of the First National caused considerable excitement in Swanton, and resulted in a run 011 the National Union. The bankon Monday bad , deposits amounting to i,0D0, winch was SMt,- 000 less than it bad last October. Within oiie. -, hour after the National Union opened luesday morning, all of the available cash in the tills was paid oat. the supposition being that Presi dent Sowles had drawn out the funds to take th Boston, to help pav the drafts of the First Na tional. Those who could get their money appeared to lie satisfied until tho bank conld pn- y:ure funds from Boston. HOW THE TROUBLE liEOAN. The trouble at this bank began about two months ao, when a ran was made upon it ; the public confidence 111 the institution has been de clining ever since. Soon after that run Gov lienaee prevailed upon ;. a. ana Aioert sowies to put into the bank, for its benefit, collaterals of the nominal value of abont 110,000 worth in cash probably from 80,000 to 90,000. The deposits, it. is understood, have now run down to $215,000 and there is said to be no appafent reason why they shonld not bo paid in full. Tho bank's last statement showed assets of $278,856, Including 9381,000 of loans and discounts. WHAT THE CASHIER SAV3 Cashier Albert Sowles seems confident that depositors will suffer no loss. He says that at the time the trouble first began, the bank had over 490,000 deposits, and that since theu 278,000 of this had been paid over to depositors. He will not say that the closing is only temporary, as that cannot bo determined till nis brother ii. A., returns ; he is expected daily. E. A. Sowles and O. A. Barton owe the bank considerable, jind' the hitter will come to time ori 830,000-woriltTf paper it w ill im.p uajtcrs a good deal. If this had been done before, he says, present disaster might have been avoided. He say 8 the bank has had everything to contend against since the failure of the Vermont National and the trust company. THE BANK'S TBUE CONDITION. The nominal assets of the bank are about $470,000, including 100,000 in United States bonds to secure circulation. Messrs E. A. and Albert Sowles owe the bank S?70,000, and they are endorsers to the amount of 20,000 Oscar A. Burton is on paper held by the bank to the extent of 830,000. It is known that the Sowles brothers have been financially embarrassed for several months. The bank has been managed as a family affair for many years. Tho late Hiram Bellows was president" for a long time, and since his decease Mr E. A. Sowles has virtually controlled the institution. He was made executor of the Bellows estate, and has exercised autocratic authority in bank matters. since the decease of Mr Bellows. The assets are not "quick" and it will taka a long time to settle up the concern. The stockholders of the institution are : E. A. Sowles, 40,000 ; Alliert Sowles, 9000; Mrs E. A. Sowles, $10,000; Merritt Sowles. S1000; O. A. Bnrton. G. W. Foster and B. C. Ball, 1000 euch; the balance, about 5000, is owned by two sisters of Sowles. There is no expectation that the bank will resume business again. An investigation is hi progress. : ,, AX'OTHEU HANK DUAWX VPOS. There was a run on the National Union bank at Swanton Wednesday, (lie Sowles brother being largely interested m mat as well as their St Albans bank. Depositors have drawn out 60,000 iu the past 10 days. The directors held a meeting Wednesdoy evening and they declare that tho bank will bo" able to pay depositors in full with a few davs time. There is confidence in the Swanton manager! of the bank, the Sowlescs lieing the parties distrusted. AS EXAMINATION IN rttOOBES. Government Hendcc is making an examina tion of the affairs ot tho bank. He thinks the depositors will be paid in full. Comptroller Knox has been notified of the suspension and f he deems the situation such as to call tor the appointment of a receiver, one will bo appoint ed. Governor Hendce says that possibly the bank may tie allowed to go into voluntary li quidation. The assets of the bank are stub that they cannot tic realized on at once, and it may require some little time to pay depositors the amount due them. THE rUESIDEKT T.EOS FOUIIEAILVNUK. President Sowles U out witn a letter hoaxing the depositors to forbear, and saying that ths bank has assets enough to pay everything if it is let continue business. He proposes to sell $24,000 of ktock at Examiner Hendee's appris-ul, to have the bank reorganised and proceed with business. Tho pojKisition meets with no favor liccnusc it docs not offer stock enough to 1st the Sowlescs from the control, nnd it is their personal losses which havo brought alxmt the failure. Tho Union bank at Swanton will pull through. Tho doors were opened Wednes- av, but nothing was paid to depositors. 1 up ienosits are 852,000 andlho bank has 8117.000 of good short-time paper to meet them with. It l.,s out little of tho M Aloans hank paper and s secured by collateral. - Clayton. Mr Cox showed in his recent speech that of the total number of persons employed in 1KX0 in the "protected" occupations namely, the imtn-ufactni ing, mechanical, and mining industries 32 per cent., or nearly one-third, wcreof foreign birth. And further, Mr Cox showed that this was double the per centime of persons of foreign birth employed in the non-protected industries. ' The manufacturers and mine owners ciuplov their labor where they can obtain it the more cheaply. New York Herald. If they arc to lie allowed thus to go 011 unrestrained and uncontrolled, and If Congress shall continued to disregard the rights and interests of the people, through either imbecility, corrup- tion,or tho fear of offending tho managers of these corjmrations, how long will it lie until they have the complete mastery of onr agricultural, mineral, manufacturing, and coinmci-cial, Indeed of all onr material interests ; of onr governments, Stato and Federal, including legislative, executive and judicial department's until a few railroad magnates shall own the most of the property ot the country, while the masses of the peoplo must lie reduced to a condition of serfdom, poverty and vassalage frilon. .lohn II. Reagan. If Mrs Hayes hut liny (and we understand she has) how hopefully he must look forward' to the day when the Republicans will nominate him tor vice-president becansc he the son of his mother. Utlca Observer. According to the Montgomery, Ala., Advcr- . User, the southern country Is almost overrun with negro preachers, who are multiplying hv scores and hundreds, And of course the henroosts arc proportionately depopulated. Bos-

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