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The Brattleboro Reformer from Brattleboro, Vermont • Page 4

The Brattleboro Reformer from Brattleboro, Vermont • Page 4

Brattleboro, Vermont
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THE BRATTLEBORO'R-dFOliMEK, APRIL 11, 1884 DP IN BBAXi E8TA1B TRANSFE THROUGH THIS STATE. H5hc IRefovmev, Th Iuii. The charge thatDr Nichols is a rum-seller in violation of law is now practically conceded to be true, in just the sense the Reformer has supposed it to be. Aud It is amusing to see how tboBe of our esteemed cotemporaries, Which do not dodge the question by silence, try to do so with feeble excuses. The Northfield News, in Dr Nichols' own town, can find nothing bet The complete financial and Industrial prostration of Cuba is having' its natural resnlt In another reuolntionury uprising. The little expedition of filllbnsters which was fitted out at Key West baa landed successfully, and has row increased from 30 to 222 men of jrtom 43 are either ex-chiefs of late insurrections in Cuba or have been otherwise Identified with those movements and the balance are escaped slaves. Confused reports also come of, the formation of bands of revolutionists all through the interior, of the island. Though the depleted state of tli islaiSa make trie people all the ready to C. B. Kddy for Governor. Accounts reach ui from various points in the state, of a growing under-current of sentiment, or C. B. Eddy of Bellows Falls, as the Repub-ican candidate for governor. One' informant says that "care has brtn taken to keep it out of the newspapers," but there is no question that such a movement is taking form. The idea of the people who an tryiag to beat the ring is to scatter" everywhere, up to the time of the convention, to get all the1 delegates possible for any "favorite son" and then to concentrate on tho candidate woseems most feas4 ble, after the Nichola'. candidacy has been heifded ofr. Col PjRgree, if he eta had any idea'of getting out of the as tho organs early claimed, has changed his mind, and will do the best he can before the convention. Half a dozen other names, including that of Hugh Henry of Chester, have been brought forward, while, there is no knowing bow. many, "still hunts" are in progress. Mr Eddy is an able, vigorous man, probably the leader of the Windham county bar now, ambitious foi distinction, and undoubtedly well equipped for public service. He has some faults of make-up; but on the whole he averages way above the other candidates, or the ordinary Vermont executive. candidate in opposition to Nichols. This lie is being pushed to such an extent that friends of Pingree feel warranted iu saying that it will soon meet with such a denial as to admit of no debate. The soldier element is strong for Pingree, and the independent element only awaits the opportunity to declare for him. In matters of finance this county is "stirred to its profoundest depths." The failure of two of our banks last summer has prepared people for almost anything in the way of financial collapse. The glaring inactivity of the receiver of the Trust Company during the past winter lends strength to the conviction that Mr Rich should never have been appointed to the responsible position, and the public are disposed to hold Judge Royce largely responsible for the receiver's neglect to sue the directors until most of them had transferred their property beyond -eur courts; and it was not until most of the depositors' committee intimated pretty plainly that the delay was criminal that the court authorized the receiver to prosecute. The sale of tho bonds held by Barlow's hank still hangs fire, and in conse-quence some of the creditors are making wry faces and threatening to bring the matter to the attention of the authorities at Washington. Whether or not this would result in any good is hard to tell. Receiver Hendee undoubtedly wants to realize the largest sum possible from off the assets, and the wisdom of his course in refusing to sell them at a sacrifice is commended bynhose most largely interested in the successful disposition of the assets. IttsrumowdheiBthaipA Dixon, editor of. the Messenger, to MSptpelier hj.take charge of a paper to beltarted fhre in position to-me rrdostructuig the t6 a'Iagerou'degree'. paid dearly for bis attempt to crowd the' Messenger out of this county, and finally had to buy the obnoxious paper. We predict this will be the case if be and his friends start an opposition paper in Washington county. Grand Trunk ideas and influences are strongly apparent in the management ot the Central Vermont now. Time tables are sent to Montreal for approval; supplies of all kinds are purchased or supplied by the Grand Trnnk purchasing agent; men employed in running trains between this place and Montreal return their time to the Grand Trunk time keeper at Montreal monthly balance sheets showing receipts and expenditures are prepared and submitted to Manager Hickson of the Grand Trunk. Many other details show that the great Canadian corporation is practically full control of the Central Vermont system, and that Gov Smith is but a mere figurehead in the management. XEXoriroN. The Heaviest Storm of the Stwon-Dfsao-lution of Law Partnership ot Twenty er Meeting of the County Board ft nuporJntendenta-Tbe Lyceum aa a Valuable Educator in oar (schools Social-Happenings. From our Regular Correspondent. Hyde Pabk, April 10, The heaviest storm of the season was experienced here the four days succeeding the 2nd inst. Snow fell to the dpth of a foot blocking railroad travel and delating business generally. The little sugar thus made is selling at 1ft to 12 cents per pound. Saturday evening; the 5th was the oc casion qf a party of young people at Edgar Noyes. Miss Carrie Noyes and Miss Belle Noyes, who are at present home from Boston, spared no pains to make the evening enjoyable as 11 was, Brigham Waterman, a law riru of twenty years standing, composed of Waldj Brigham and Geo. S. Waterman, Jiave dissolved partnership. At the meeting of the county board 01' superintendents at this place the 1st Superintendents R. W. Hubbard of Hyde Park, Geo. M. Powers of Morristown, Rev W. Anderson of Stowe, Bf A. Hunt of Miss Emma Tiilotson of Wolcott were present. Questions were prepared for spring and fait examti nations, which were sotapr Aprith aria Not respaetlveAis, Hubbapd was elected lecretary the, hoards and R. HnlburtL. Miss Tiilotson and prof H. S. Wilson of People's Academy Morrisvdle, county examining board. This board will give a public examination at Morrisville April 25th and 26th. Let all who wish to obtain county certificates avail themselves of the opportunity and be present- The iyceum at Academy hall Friday evening last was well attended. The question "Doea the average country boy have greater school advantages than the average city boy," was surprisingly well discussed by Masters Harry A. Noyes and Clarence Sawyer in the affirmative, and Leon K. Wiswell and Charles Conant in the negative. Thesi boys are all under 14 years of age, and yet in language, manner of delivery and logical argument they were not excelled by boys of much larger growth. One ef the disputants, a boy not more than 13 years of age, without the aid of notes, kept upon his feet and held the audience with logical and well delivered argument for six to eight minutes. Where is the man who says that a wall conducted lyceum is not a powerful auxilliary to a school in making men and women of our boys and girls? Owing to the success of the sheet and pillow sociables and the further need of funds for repairing the town hall, another masquerade is set for this Friday evening, Let all who wish to have a good time and desire to lend a helping hand in a public work turn out and come to the town hall, where, though known, you will know not the many faces about you. Come one, come all. Ned of Andrew Cannan, received a severe cut in the foot last week which came near resulting in death from loss of blood. G. W. Brown, a livery stable keeper, lost a horse last week. Mrs Felson F. Keeler, a long time resident of our village, anu teacner in tne feaimtii school, will shortly go to Minnesota to spend a year with her son. She will be missed from the many places that have known her so long and well. Frank Finnegan who has been absent from home in California for the past four years is now seen again among us. Edson Pieston of "Green River" has sold his store to Wm. G. Bundy who will enter 'the mercantile business. Mr Preston moves upon the Bundy place on the read to Jlorrisville. Mrs Richmond Fairbanks, sister-in-law of uaniortn wuose deatn was announced last week, was buried Thursday the 3rd inst. Morrisville. James Stern and wne hate gene to housekeeping is the George Clark house on High street. Wm. E. Hawse has broken up housekeeping and his wife is going to board with friends here while he goes to Barre to work. our new butcher, ha3 arrived and moved into the pink cottage vacated by Wm. E. Hawse. Asa P. Hawse has moved into the new tenement just completed in George Elmore's building on Portland street. Wick Fields, clerk at the Morrisville, house is now going to Boston to have an operation performed on his eyes. Charles Spaulding has rented the Cook farm on the Laport road and has moved there for one year. Mr Robinson, a Portland runner, has rented the house vacated by Mr spaulding and will move his family from Portland here. Fred Spaulding has moved into the house with L. G. Spaulding, on Vermont house avenue. THE STATE COAPUKATIO.V TAX LAW Th Present Itcsultv and Future l'osaibilitiea Annual Meeting: ol the Town Superintendent!) of Windsor County at Woodktock White River Junction, April 8. Many of the friends and supporters of the new corporation tax law have been in congratulatory moods lately over the results shown by its first years trial, which are highly satis factory to themselves, and apparently indicate its complete success. There are others, how ever, who are heartily favor of the law, but who do not yet see their way clear to exnlt over results which carry with them more than wonld appear to the casual observer or average man, and to know which is for the interest of every voter in the state. The press of the state has not generally treated of the subject, and in the very few instances in which any cognizance has been taken of the matter, the half has not been told, or the immediate results of the present, without the attendant circumstance add the possible subsequent changes have been given to the public. Unless, indeed, the truth and the whole trutn is to oe given, it were oetter mat the matter receive no notice, as a wrong im pression is conveyed, wnicu is cuipaoie in one giving it and knowing the exact state of affairs. It is true that all the corporations of this state are subject to tho new law it present, except hoso whicn uavo oeen given a snort extension of time, have complied with its provisions, but under what circumstances It has been under duress that payment has been made, with a protest, giving notice that the constitutionality of the law is questioned and will lie contested in the courts, questions jjt constitutionauty are not quickly disposed of in our courts, and if, after a long a decision should be given adverse to the state, it is not difficult to see that it will Awe a very large debt, which would have to be liquidated by a direct tax upon the people. If the law stands the test tit will then be time to exult, but it is not best to langh too soon. The annual meeting of the town superintendents of this county was held at Woodstock last week Tuesday. Thirteen of the twenty-four towns were represented, being as follows Barnard, Dr. A. L. McMillan; Brldgewater, C. T. Jossclvn; Cavendish, Sandford E. Emery; Hartford, James G. Harvey; Ludlow, M. C. Hyde; Norwich, Mrs. H. F. Van Cor; Pom-fret, Rev. II. A. Van Dalsem Reading, Rev. Albert Heald Rochester, Dr. N. C. B. Havi-land; Royalton, E. A. Thacher; "Haron, Dr. A. C. Sherwin Windsor, Rev. n. Greenwood; Woodstock, W. H. Saidn uo. M. C. Hyde was chosen Presidcu. and W.H Sanderson, secretary. According to resolutions adopted, written answers will bo required in arithmetic, b. gra-phy, grammar and history, and civil gov. a mcnt, and an oral examination in physislogy and hygiene, with special reference to the effect of stimulants and Narcotics upon the human system. An average of seventy per cent will bo required of each candidate for a teacher's certificate on the subjects of the writtu examination, and no candidate falling below lilty percent, on any one suiyject win receive a certilicatc. Certificates granted in other towns arc not to be endorsed. Candidates may, however, pass tho written examinations in other towns which may be more convenient for them, if their written papers are sent once, unmarked, by the superintendent when the candidrto is examined, to the superintendent of the town where ho or she expects to teach. The committees chosen to prepare the questions on the various subjects arc constitnted as follows: Arithmclliv-J. O. Harvey, E. A. Thacher, C. T. Josselyn, A. C. Sherwlu. Grammar W. II. Sanderson, M. C. Ilydo, Mrs. H. F. Van Cor. Geography H. A. Van Dalsem, N. C. B. Haviland, S.E. Emcyr. History and civil government W. Greenwood, A. L. McMillan, Albert Heald. The hoard ot examiners elected to grant five years' certificates includes E. A. Thacher of itoyalton, and principals, W. H. Sanderson of Woodstock, and John Pickardof Ludlow. The majority committed themselves in favor of the town system of schools, showing tho ro ults of Stato Superintendent Dartt's work among them. Weal. Ml MaVUII VI MM WWW teangactions throughout the state as gleaned by e.v VW 1H7DM DUUulvU. 4UJV Wl I TOJISUU- Afltjl Clf til A RDPADunn aM rannoitaJ in num uaa HIV MVBWU matter of transfers in their respective towns West Randolph The Terry homestead to-; George Wheeler, 3,000. Bhooxmsxi). Frank Wheatly to K. Abbott, uro-iBriu niiuwii me mini Jioson place, 91,300. The farm of the late Jerah Edson to George E. Mason. 42.230. Castleton. Heirs of Gilbert estate to Mrs Dr reruns, tne oid uridiey place, consideration not given. Deacon Hart to Patrick Barns, bouse on Lay-den avenue. Bridgkwatee. -The Wm. Smith farm to L. nopauiaing, nay, grain ana personal, The Lincoln farm has beea purchased by Sheldon Dimick. Rctlakd. The farm and personal property of uwoireut estate or j. iaven nas been sold at auction to D. W. White for $7500 the pas ture and boiling soring to J. Dunn for and the meadow lot to F. Chaffee for TtmmtiK amount reallzed.iwas abont WooottoCI. TheTavlor homt.ion Rivir it has been jmrchased by: Jerome TKylor. AIvW Hatch, a hardware Store fe A. L. Wood and H. Gellragham: Consideration not stated. The Fairbanks block to Hon W. C. French. Consideration not given. Bethel. Mrs Wm. Jackson has sold her farm on -rioyaiton mil" to a Mr Whipple, a western man. BRinoEWATEHiLiH. Spaulding haspurchas- uQ Ji. ouiuu inrui xur The Alanson Harrington farm to Oscar M. Paine, farm to A. L. Chamberlain. South Reading. Carl Bryant to Daniel Bates, farm $600. Hoyaltox. Win. Jackson to Morillo W. Whip- pie, utuu suw, White River Junction. The Clifford house to Henry Gillett of Manchester, N. Thetpoed Center. Allen Sawyer has pur chased the Camp place. Strafforb. Josiah Smith to Arthur Alger, a farm. Price not given. Brandon. Frank L. Casavaw to Hiram Roberts, house and lot on Depot street. John J. Slmonds to Polly Phelps, house and lot on Champlain street. Peter Hope to Joseph Pippin, house and lot on Depot street. H. C. Copeland to Lucius Copeland house on Park street. Frank L. Rogers to Stephen Sails, house and lot in Forestdaie. H. C. Copeland to Lucius Copeland, the Ellis farm. D. C. Smith to Abram Trombley, house and lot near Pine hill cemetery. John Richardson and others to C. A. Hitch-eockjjot on Birch hill. J. K. Campbell's estate to Flayius St Pierre house and lot in Arnold district. James Enapp has bought H. M. Gipsoas lumber yard property. Erastus D. Thayer to Matilda Fillieo, house and lot near depot. JaneHortonto Benjamin Tyler, interest in the Robert Cahee estate.Forestdale. fiS Sudbury. O. H. P. Ketcham has bought the Chancey E. Hewitt farm, stock and tools. Consideration, $3,350. Salisbury. Lot Bly has bought the place formerly owned by Mrs Hines, bui lastly occupied by Mr Race. John Henderson has bought ths Dickerman place. The Rollin Howard place has beeu sold to Nelson Lamorder. Hubbardton, Frank Cobee of Sudbury has, bought the Lindsley barn of F. E. Briggs. Swanton. J. A. Barney has purchased the Geo. Barney farm of 80 acres on the Maquam road for $5,200. G. Squier has purchased a fourth interest in the Dorman block and buildings connected therewith. Rutland. Thomas Dolan has sold his three tenement house on Freight street, opposite the gas works, to the Charles P. Harris manufacturing company. The lot adjoins their 1. .1 111 1. 1 1 1 their freight car track. VEROENNE8. Geo.C. Powers has purchased the Cummings lot on the west side of the river, upon which, it is said, he will soon erect a dwelling honse. Bristol. The property belonging to the Eli Barnard estate has been purchased by Chas. Clapper of New Haven Mills the house and 35 acres of land and 11 acres of wood land in the Little Notch, bought $1,360. Plainfield. Harvey S. Read has sold his river farm to Hugh Parks. Sprinofield. O. P. Dunn has purchased the cheese factory. W. H. H. Putnam has purchased the. James Lovell place of Levi Rice and sold him a farm in Rockingham. Marlboro Van Buron Stanley has sold his farm to Gilbert Stanley of West Dover. Sharon. Carl E. Jones has bought the old Daniel Morlies farm, and will take possession soon. This form is adjoining to the one where Joseph Smith ef Mormon notoriety was born. Windsor. R. M. Weston to J. F. Bailey.fann just below Windsor village, on the river, formerly owned by Wm. Hawley. J. F. Bailey to Wm. Hawley, the sam farm. R. M. Weston to H. W. Sheldon, the Bailey farm, formerly owned by Daniel Davis, Sr. F. A. Hawley of Boston, to R. M. Ely, the farm and buildings recently occupied by Daniel Hawley and situated west of Windsor village. Ira J. Young to Chas. Mower, the Wells. Hadlcv farm, in the sixth school district. Chas. 'Mower to Ira J. Young, his former res-dence on state street Administrator of Daniel Davis estate to Jas. and Mary Hnbfoard.the farm of the late Daniel partly in Windsor and partly in Weatkersfield. Sr Johssburt. Horace Carpenter has sold to Rout. W. Laird of the Granite two lots near depot for $2000. South Rotalton. Asa T. Barron bid off the hotel property advertised nnder an attachment by Barron. Bhattleboro. W. W. Newcomb of Mrs Geo. Perry, a house in the rear of the Brattleboro house for $2000. Morrisville. Frank Cutting has purchased house ou Maple street, lately occupied by Asa P. Howse. G. W. Dotv has bought the house vacated by Frank Cutting on Maple street and is to move Uncle Motcalf and wife from the farm to the house there in the vallage. South Vernon. Ned Graves has bought of E. Beldcn the building lot upon which the Hubbard Goodenough house was burned and. will build a new bouse there. North Walpole. Robt. Tilton has bonght the D. W. Brosnahan store at North Walpole of Geo. A. Brown. The lower part will be occupied by Brown of Claremont, N. as restaurant. KENNIXGTON COUNTY. Keiwlsboro. T. L. Goodell landed several loads of new goods at the Davenport house with more to come. Ho will start off with new furnishings all around. 'The papcrers and painters are ovtrhauling the whale business. Owing to the usual high taxes of Readsboro, several young men have moved their trunk and themselves to parts unknown. The a vera go human animal will spend any amount of time and money to dodge a tax. Tho tnm find tnamo commenced runninir ivheels to the tunnel early last week. M. B. Bishop of Lime Hollow is up again front a sick bed. It is current on the street to-day, that Wirt Drury, the hotel man, and contractor an tho Bishop log job for George Goodt.ow, has "lit out," leaving several parties without th expected money their due. Doctor Orel Cook of Mention, one of the lead Ing public men ef this county, died yesterday. Toe deceased was born in Rutland, Decembcr 7th, 1813. Ho was educated at the Bangor classical school and was graduated at Dartmouth in 1841. Ho read medicine and wi graduated In his profession at the university of Pennsylvania. During tho war for the Union he was acting surgeon in hospitals at Louisville and Lebanon, Ky. He has held a number of town offices and was a member of the general assembly from Mcndon In 182, 1874 and 1880. The deceased was an ablo and upright citizen, 1 .1 1 -uisungnisnca ior uis uevuuou 10 1110 nww vi temperance and education. FRIDAY APRIL 11. 1884'. I The New York Sun cruelly refer to Ed- n-i -'nmttv crood man. with a pretty 1 bad temper, essentially granitic, cold and craggy, like his native hills. "Are you going to be. ft candidate for the presidency asked an interviewer ui tniwaooe Ben BuUer. and the general replied "Not unlets I am nominated." Mn HoLMANhas the sense of the situation when hesavs: "The Democrats can't afford to all summer making f.s at each otnoi. Sunatou Mobrill earnestly warnes claim entsforpenslonstokeep clear of wasnington agents. He says he has no faith "in any agent whatever employed in Washington." Du James R. Nichols, noted chemist of Haverhill, in a letter to me nal. takes the ground that epuritous liquors are not needed in the medicine cr This gentleman should not be mistaken for Dr Nichols pf Vermont. 5 ness to wlfii Jta, wwtration. But-the latter who plead so pathetically for the "protection of American labor at 00 cents wj-av to agree to it. Qjm Grant is talking with 'uncommon tool-iBhness if he says as reported that "the Grand Army of the Republic alone could elect Logan." Logan came near killing the Grand. Army sev-eral years ago by trying to ran it as a polltica machine, and the attempt won't be repeated even tor his benefit, A young clergyman has been installed as pastor of the leading evangelical church in Boston, who frankly saw, upon ms examination "I do not know enough about tho world to come to decide whether those who are impenitent at death remain so forever, or ultimately, through the discipline of worship, become par-f takers of Christ's life." Tub charge is made by Walsh, the evasive Star-route witness, that Secretary Chandler is standing between William Pitt Kellogg and a i prosecution. However this may be, the country doesn't need any more evidence to know that somebody or something is standing between the whole gang of scoundrels andpun- ishmcnt. The Republican party does not send its own thieves to prison. Ex-Gov Hendricks has been interviewed in Paris and thinks the tariff issue is a mistake. Even cx-President Tilden is reported to talk in somewhat the same way, and to express the' opinion that the "campaign this year should be wholly one of an aggressive warfare upon the recard of the party in power." Great men and noble leaders of the past very often stumble and fall in the procession of time. The havoc of the elements Colorado during the winter that still lurks in the mountain fastnesses of that state has kept pace with the extraordinary necrology of otk and of other causes. The Denver -jdcan finds, on summing up the list, that over one hundred lives have been lost there this year by means of snowslides alone, without counting disasters of this nature that were either too slight or too remote to command prompt and extensive notice. When the decision of the supreme court on the legal tender cases was announced, Senator Ingalls took occasion to say that "if any senator lition the oDDOsite side of the chamber can tell what power a majority of congress cannot exercise under the constitution, according to thfi recent decision. I shall be very much in structed." There is an unpleasant weight of truth in tho senator's defiant words. KepuD lirjin covernment is going far beyond the ex- tremest dreams of old Federalism. The nearest approach, in the history of statecraft, to th Republican policy of to-day, is the Napoieom idea of an elective government into which every thing shall be centralized and which has alway been sure in France to fall of its own weight. Poor St Albans She is gathering the fruit of that peculiar financial morality which has been her controlling power for so many years, and which has seemingly been filtered down from a great railroad wrecker to about every social and business circle. Even Gov Smith enemies have imitated the example of the man whose pious argument has been that it is right to skin and scalp every foreigner who entrusts money to his hands, if only it "developes the railroad interests of Vermont," and the result is ths wreckage that we see on every side. Not a solvent bank is now left in St Albans, and 11 he other Sowles institution goes down at Swan- ton, there will not be one in all Franklin coun ty. Verily this is a world of rewards and pen alties. MuC. S.PAOBOf Hydepark, who supposed that fhe Republican managers had dished out the secretaryship of of state to him, has been the target for a good many ill-natured shots, as a fugitive to Canada during the war to avoid the draft. He shows in an open letter this week that the accusation was most unjust. He shows that he was enrolled as subject to draft after ha became of military age, then, though he had large business interests in Canada, he was net there at any time, over six weeks, after the drafts began, and that $300 which he was amply able to pay, would have procured him a substitute at any time, in Hydepark, if ho had been drafted. His defense is sufficient, but it does not show that there is any particular reason why hs should ba elected secretary of state. It seems to b3 the general idea about the state that Judges Redficld and Royco will not seek a re-election this year to the supremo bench. We believe that Edtior Atkins of Mout-pelicr, who is on very intimate terms with Judge ftedfield, has stated this much explicitly as re-'gards him. And it is so obvious that the Smith Jfcwcr is crumbling in the state, and the work of the Central Vermont lobby was so flagrant and demoralizing in pulling through Judgo Roycc two years ago, that it may be discretion on his part to retire The feeling is overwhelming, even among those who do not believe the Judge has ever been guilty of any intentional wrong in tho Central Vermont litigation, that thero should be some punishment for the undisguised hand which great corporate interests have taken in the make up of our courts, and Judgo Royce would naturally bo the first object 011 which it would expend itself. It is doubtful if Gov if he 6hould do his utmost, could again re-elect him. Intellectually Judgo Redficld would be a sorious loss to the bench. Dospite somo faults of partisanship, he is a well-trained and generally well balanced lawyer, whoso opinions for many years read tho best of any which went into our report. But his unfortunate tax scrapo, whether he was at fault or not, and the unaccountable and illegal persistency of the Passumpslo railroad In reelecting him a director, have placed him in an awkward position as a judge, and it is quite natural that he should bo anxious to get out of it. Tho only signs of a "movement" in favor of any ono to fill the vacancies, are for the talkative Thompson of Irasburgh, who Is nltogcth er too thin and puny. ter to say for him than this If there are good and snfficient reasons known to the people or tne state wny jhicuois, should not be our next eovernor doubtless they will duly appear, but wo are eatlfeHed that his management of the ding store, jwljkb. is exceptionally clean, is not one of them. Would it not be well for those who oppose him on this and other flimsy pretexts to remember that in politics, as in other matters, injustice and slander often react? The Bellows Falls Times, which like the News, has always been a supporter of the fa natical legislation of the Republican party of Vermont on the liquor question, follows in the same strain thus We are not in the governor making business, but it strikes us if we are to oppose any one we can find better opposing material than the charge brought against Dr Nichols of Northtield, that be is a "rum" or "dram" seller, in any such sense as such expressions would imply. He has long kept a drug store, like hundreds of others 111 tue state, ana, wc aouot not a legit i There is'nosucn'triihij Kccordito theaiv oennoiMs thi 8dtfS4te" safe of by any oner but. town agent. matter how careful or "clean Dr.Nichols is in' the nan agement of the is a criminal, ot imprisonment, according to the law which has been placed on the statute book by the Re publican 'party which now proposes to make him governor, by orders from St Albans, The law may be absurd, and unjust. The Democratic party of the state has always held it so, and it might without inconsistency nomi- inate a druggist who does just as Dr Nichols does. But the Republican party cannot without the grossest breach of faith, without con fessing either that it is the abbettor of crime, er that it has constantly been playing the bypo crit and tyrant with the state in all its "tem perance'' legislation. The issue is one which sincere prohibitionists and sincere believers in stringent license, are alike interested is forcing to the front. August Sckusell, who. died at New York recently at the age of 72, was a 'specimen of the men of fine and high character, who often stand as figure heads for such debased organizations of spoil and plunder as Tammany. He early identified himself with that society, became its grand sachem after Tweed's downfall and was its carididute for mayor in 1878. In 1852 he came within a few votes of obtaining the Democratic nomination for governor. During the administration of President Buchanan he was collector of the port of New York. Of lats years he has been engaged in large corporate enter prises amassiug a largo fortune; But the best side of his life was his charitable work. He found ample time, from the social, political and I'terary circles of which he was a distinguished ornament, to interest himself deeply in noble charities he visited them personally and sent his check for a generous sum whenever he was called upon. The New York Mail tells this touching scene at his death-bed sightless girls had just finished singing a hymn at his bedside. They had come in response to his dying wish. The touching way in which they had rendered the hymn seemed to affect deeply the dying lawyer, statesman and financier, nearing hi death, and he almost sobbed In giving vent to his feelings. The scene was a touching one, and moved Mrs Schell and the relatives present to tears, and seemed hardly less to touch the chaperons of the blind maidens as they stood abont his bed. 3Uter he had, in a measure recovered his composure, Mr Schell thanked the young women for coming and singing the hymn, and then feelingly bade each one of them farewell and asked them to bid the other inmates of the New York institution for the blind from which they came, "good-ky." The British cabinet have decided against a formal pro'-ectorate over Egypt. But the Pall Mall Gaiette, which probably represents a strong public sentiment, declares the situation is drifting through anarchy into annexation or war, and possibly both, and sooner or later England must undertake the administration of affairs in Egypt. It also advises the establishment of the Soudan as an independent state under Gordon's sovereignty which would be only another way of appropriating it as a British possession. It is clear the Egyptian question is a long way from final settlement yet. The khedive's ministry and in fact his whole government is nerveless with internal quarrels. Gen Gordon has been heard from at Khartoum under date of March 30 ami is now openly fighting the rebels with alternate- successes and reverses. As it is not possible to send troops to him up the Nile, and as tho project of marching a force from Suakim to Berber appears to havo been definitely abandoned as utterly hopeless at this season, this single heroic soldier is left to deal with the Mahdi as best ho may with the resources actually at his disposal, Can he hold out or will he be the central figure of one more massacre Since the fighting around the English squares at Suakim has shown the qual ity of the Soudan Arabs, it is plain that his chance to hold ont is inde ed very slight The bequests of Mrs Anna Ottendorfcr, of New York, who since the death of her husband, has ccessfully conducted the large Stiats Zietnng newspaper, are especially remarkable for their recognition of labor as sharing in the accumulation of capital. She gave 0000 each to two employes of the paper, and to lie widow of an employe $0000 to another employe, and $25,000 more to be distributed among such employes of the papor as are contributing to it their whole time and service. This is a rare instance of recognition by a pro-proprietor, of faithful devotion to a newspaper. Mrs Ottendorfer, in her will, did not forget the charitable work which had occupied so much of her life, and several excellent organizations ore to rcciiifjuable bequests from her estate, which amounts to some $3,000,000. Post-Office Inspector, George H. Bigclow, has resigned, In pursuance of a sharp request, it is reported, from the post office department. Not only his inefficiency, but some very seriously compromising letters, which he wrote to tho defaulting Tiffany at Bennington, showed him to be unfit for the place. Let's see wasn't it the ideal civil service reformer, Edmunds, who got him his place i Several state papers spoke of G. G. Bene dict of the Burlington Free Press last week as a indidatc for the office of secretary of state. He is an accomplished gentleman who, though hels'nt fjndof work, when once in office would fillit ad. mirably. But lie refuses unqualifiedly to allow his name to be considered. Now another news paper man, D. M. Camp of tho Newport Ex. press is suggested, and the party can and undoubtedly 11 go much further and faro worse Mr Camp is sometimes a little crotchety, but he madea.very efficient legislative clerk, and he is a man of sincerity and independence, who would afford a most agreeable contrast to the average Vermont officeholder. Governmental nnmca and debt ac cumulation are having their effect on Canada. At least 910,000,000 is piled on to tho Dominion debt already over $200,000,000 by this see Ion of parliament, and despatches from Ot. hoc and Montreal represent that the emigration 01 Canadians to the states is "becoming alarming." Nearly 100 leave dally and the majority are men with families. rise JJ? rebellion, it also decreases the chance of eucflws very materially. Anoiner norrmie chapter will be added to a century's history of blood for the poor isiand then reebnqnest, and if possible a more iron rule than ever. Spain's policy has always been one -of rapacity airainst her colonies, and the only reason that Cuba has not followed the rest of her once "great American empire to been her weak ness. The taxes and customs dues are so imposed as to compel the colonists to purchase the greater part of their imports iu Spain, and to pay a large duty to the mother country on all that they export. They are thns oppressed in two directions and the resnlt has' been uniform wretchedness for a land which nature fitted for the most abundant prosperity. The last was Ufushed out after a long costly and udooay campaign out at tue cue ui i home government announced its intention of Sweeping away the abuses which had been the canse of popular discontent. These promises have been nearly every one violated. The Danville vestigation pans out worse and worse. The testimony which John.Sher- man introduced clearly that th riot was a brawl such as likely, to occur ariyere, if there is rum, ignorance 'and politicalassion enough. The defense has $jr)wn that jf there was anything jremeditate4.bout it, probably it was from the negro this week ex- Congressman Dezendorf, a'statinch Republican himself, has been on hand to complete the demolition of the great campaign "issue" into which Sherman and Edmunds were going to raise the fight. Dezendorf swears that the Ad mtnstration-Mahone Coalition party has perse cuted Republicans more shamefully than they were persecuted under Bourbon rule immediate ly after reconstruction. Judge Dezendorf gave the names of Republicans who had been turned out of office because they opposed, administration coalition and added "I don't think Ma- hone could bold his party together five minutes if it were nqfcfor the support of the administration." i NOTINGS. I Sawmills are said to have been first used in Europe in the 15th century. There are 11 states, it is asserted, in whicn women vote for school directors. Bangor had a destructive froshet Sunday. Connecticut has adopted the biennial legislature system. One can go through from New York to Mex ico city in seven and a quarter days for about $120 fare. The Iowa legislature voted to submit two important constitutional amendments one putting all general elections in November, and another reducing the number of a grand jury to five and permitting prosecution for crime without its The recent local elections in Missouridemonstrate the' rapid growth that the temperance movement is making throughout the south and west. There is a big strike among the iron laborers of Virginia caused by a cut of 10 or 15 per cent in wages. It's the way a protective tariff works. The cuts in wages arc the most frequent in the very industries that are most highly protected. The Pennsylvania Democrats declared for Randall for prjsidenf in Wednesday stateeon vention. Qeen Victoria ran counter to the wishes of her advisers and to public sentiment when she insisted on making her yonng grandson, Albert Victor, a knight of the garter. Now she coolly preposes to saddle the $2500 which the instala- tion cost upon the country, though every other knight of the garter has paid his own expenses. In spite of the riots the old Democratic gang prevailed again in Cincinnati's municipal election Monday. Senator Payrfe says he won't run for president under as circumstances. FKANKLIN COUFTY. Northern Politics Ex-Gov Smith's Ambition for the U. S. Senate Nichols vs Pingree A Political Lie Nailed A Stirring up In County Finance Itelura of one Snppoaed to Have Been Murdered lire and General New. (From our Special Correspondent) Si Albans, April 10, 188-1. The many admirers in this county of the independent stand taken by the Reformer in dealing with the economic aud political questions which are filling the minds of Vermont suffragists at the present time, are highly pleased with tho "new departure" of the progressive management of the paper, in printing a state edition to devoted exclusively to the presentation of state and current local topics in the several counties. The great need of our present political bodies is independent and courageous newspapers which are not at ail afraid to speak the truth concerning the performances of indi viduals or parties. The Democratic party for many years looked up to the Montpcher Argus for political light, but latterly many staunch memliers of the party have become convinced that Mr Atkins has allied himself to the Central Vermont machine and is doing the Republican dirty work iu a sly way. This has greatly impaired the power of Hie Argus, and its following is diminishing. The advent therefore, to tho stato field of a thoroughly independent paper like the Reformer is hailed with sincere joy by Democrats In this section who are pretty well disgusted with the twaddling course of the Argus. There is little of interest, politically or socially, to chronicle. What is known here as "the ring" is very quiet concerning political matters This I am given to understand is due to a desire on the part of Gov Smith to ally as far as possible the strong fee'ing which is known to exist against his political mvnagctiient. In the eastern part of the county a soong opposition to the railroad ring is being built up, and the ring managers here know from their 1874 experience what the county can and will do when thoroughly aroused. This year it is said the railroad influence will exert itself strongly in favor 1 1 certain candidates for county senators, and will also seek to capture as many town representatives as is possible by secret work. The purpose of this Is plain. Gov Smith has strong hopes that Senator Edmunds will be successful at Chicago. If so there will lie a vacancy in the senate for tho next legislature to fill. If Smith can manage it so as to I ected to the vacancy, it will giva him a pr stig which can not well be overcome at the ect jn of a sue cessor 1880. Edmunds, I am old, feels un dcr obligations to Smith and ratur favors him aa hii successor; but diirini the past half dozen years Edmunds has madef if te ends an many enemies in the stat, and tli 1 somewhat discouraging to the Smith project of going to the legislature for an election. If the legislature is unfavorable to Smith, Edmunds will net resign until after the legislature adjourns. This is why the Central Vermont ring Is so terribly anx ious to have Dr Nichols nominated. Of course Smith's chances for the senatorship V.I.. .1 at PMfiSr-s. In UI1I)(C Oil JUIIIUIIUO vuilV, and throughout the country In November, and the possibility of his getting the nomination is so remote it is hardly worth discussing. To an outsider who is given an occasional .1. ll.l,l' la Illlipsu llliu iuw iiiovuiiiw id uiftui; minis nir to note the efforts being put fortu by Ni chols' friends to lead people Into the belief that Col Pingree Is not in any sense a candidate for the governorship. And' these efforts are supplemented by the very bold lie that Pingree has written letters in which be promised not to be a But there is btfe trenble wltli'liis' cpndjdacy. if here is'ianotheci at and -'active, YiiMbain 66 untf ftari, whose dreams Wif bein disturbed with visions of gubernatorial lightning strlkihg'bim, and whom there are elements in the state ready to push, if opportunity should offer. He spells his name B. V. Harris. As convent! on day approaches the ferment incr cases most interestingly, in the Republican kettle. The supreme court has just rendered its decision 011 two Important tax cases heard at the general term. The- first, which came up from Bane, involved the vital question as to what powers listers had iu doubling. Joseph Howes of Barre refused to make out his inventory in 1881 the listers could find only $1600 of personal taxable estate; but his brothers-in-law told them he was worth $10,000, and such was his general repute. They therefore made his list $10,000 and doubled it, so as to make him pay on $20,000. He appeared before both the listers and selectmen to' deny that he had but they -both refused to hear him. The court decides that he was denied a substantial right, that it could not be decided that he had wilfully violated any of the provisions of the jaw, so as to be out of the rejeh of relief, until he had been heard. Buttke central 'point on which the ease turned waa whether the listers had a right to list and double his property on conjecture. court says not, bnt "that the lis.ers were to find the amount of taxable property, appraise it, and double ths sum so obtained." Obviously this would be to often give the community skinflint a great advantage. But the last legislature amended the law so as to cover this hole very fairly. The listers now have the power, if they believe after doubling that a man will sot be sufficiently taxed, to increase the list to such an amount as they believe is right. In the other case decided, where the Burlington listers neglected to sign the required oath, after making the appraisal of 1881, the court holds that the list is illegal, that the second oath is indispen8ible as a "lawful authenti-fication of their work." Cij Fri nce Bismauck has resigned the position of prime minister of Prussia, a position he has so long exercised at the same time that he has been chancellor of the whole German empire. He gives his reasons thus "The telegraph fearfully multiplies my work. Germany is inter ested in whatever happens in the capitals of the world, including New York and Washington. The workUs a chess board, and I must watch moves affecting Germany. It is necessary now to study not only dominant politicians, but also wire pullers, and financiers and current opinion everywhere, and to act rapidly upon information telegraphed in haste," and its duties are enough to occupy his time. The real reason undoubtedly is however, that ho cannot carry his party in the Prussian Landtag to that co-olition with the Catholic party which he now regards as indispensible for conservative power, and he wishes to get into a position where he may simplify and improve his own relations with the Vatican, by proving that the failure to expunge the Falk laws does not rest upon his shoulders. Mexico came very near a revolutionary outbreak early this week over a measure to replenish a treasury which the railroad subsides have exausted by imposing a stamp tax on mercantile sales. Stores were for goods countermanded and a commercial crisis imminent, and the public wrath only incensed with the report that the favorites of the administration had laid in a stock of stamps at half price. President Gonzales who has dictatorial powers has finally yielded to compromise and avoided a trouble which would have been a serious set back to the magnificent strides Mexico has been making since she was freed from the nightmare of church control of government The government has doubled its revenue within a few years, having now an income of a year, The foolish jobbing bill for the redemption of trade dollars, which passed the house las week, will have some serious consequences if it finally becomes a law. There will inevitably be an influx of trade dollars fromEnropc( Asia and Africa, and everywhere else when people" find out that the United states government is foolish enou gb to buy them at a premium upon their bullion value, and as Buckner's silly bill has left it, the treasury will bo absolutely without "protectionj All the delegates thus far elected in New York, arc for Arthur or Blaine. Edmunds sentiment is strong everywhere, but he don't get votes. The strength which Blaine developes everywhere, staggers all old calculations I1 looks, in some places, as if he would sweep everything with a whwp. The amount of corporation taxes which have been paid under protest this year is $56,506,70 or about one fourth of the whole. Over of it is by four of the six trust companies the other two not protesting even against paying the extra half which they are taxed above the say ings banks. No foreign insurance company fire or life, protested. The Reformer, this week concludes the con tlnued story "Scaled unto Him," and begins another of thrilling interest, "The House on the. Marsh." Those whose subscriptons have begun sinco the first chapter can have any of the back numbers at 3 cents. All five num berg with the story complete for 15 cents. There is talk of Gen Butler's following Ben ton, and Xansan into literature, and the Massachusetts Democracy is willing that he should. It is reported that Chicago publishing house has offered him $200,000 outright for a political history to cover his stormy career. Tub ncgotitions between France and Mada gascar are broken off, and another aggressive expedition against the Ilovas has been started off by France, in her delirious ambition for col onial conquest. Tub Burlington Clipper is shocked to observe that "lots of underground work" is being done for Col Pingree, Such things are so unusual in Vermont that their introduction at this late day must be rather painful, RUTLAND COUNTY. Danby Will Allen has absconded leaving his wife and children to the tender mercies of the town. i S. L. Griffith is about to repair and enlarge bis boardtng house near the depot, also to build a new one on the mountain for the accomodation of his workmen there. He also contemplates the construction of a milway to convey logs to his mills, 'the old method of conveyance, by teams, is getting to be too slow for Mr Griffith's advanced ideas of doing business. Mrs Fred Lesson and Mrs Crow are now on a visit to friends in Cohoes, N- Y. Martin' Foley has let his farm to Pat Persib his son-in-law, for the ensuing year. William Emerson, a deaf mute, who has been constantly employed for the past 16 years as a common laborer on the railroad here, has gone west with his family to engage in farming with his brother. Charles Baker, who is an employee at the Herald office in Rutland, has removed his family to this place. Jemima Boyce, who died recently, was tenderly nursed in her last sickness by her only daughter, Mrs Jesse Nichols of Manchester. Wm.N. Bond committee in District No. 8 is now seen in the streets scratchinz his ing to make a judicious selection from a score of applicants for the villiage schools. The 6ad failure of the past year makes the task a difficult one. Eddy, only son of Authony and Susan Barret, died suddenly after a brief illness of only thirty-six hours. Cause of death unknown to attending physician. Niueteen dogs have been licensed in town for 1884. This leaves duite a number of worthless curs to be disposed of by the authorities, unless protected by a two-dollar license by the middle of May. Non-residents find it to their pecuniary advantage to remove their stock from town before the first of April, and thus escape a burdensome tax of 200 cts. on the dollar, that of their resident town being about thirty cents. Add Rutland county letter Rutland is vitally interested in the success of its marble business, consequently there is much uneasiness over the gloomy prospect 'or the trade during the coming season. The "Marble Pool," as it is commonly called, is, to the mind of the average Rutlandcr, the most unpopular institution in the state, bearing the entire burden of blame for the recent decline in the first of our local industries. About a year ago the five largest concerns in this country combiaed under the name of the Producers' Company, for the avowed of controling the market throughout the country. This attempted monopoly was, however, met by an organized opposition on the part of the dealers, especial in tho western states, and a trial of strength has been going on ever since, which appears to work disastrously for the Producers. The channels of supply have been largely diverted from Ver mont, manutacturers seeking their raw material elsewere. As a consequence, the shipments of tne comuincu companies uecuned 1x0111 lorry to sixty per cent during the last year, and nearly all of them lost money. This is said to be nar- ticulaily true of tho firm of Sheldon Sons. It is now generally concedid, even by the interested parties, that the backbone of the "dooI' is broken and its dissolution must soon be a matter of neccessity. The knowing ones predict that in case a crash should come which is not at all unlikely under the circumstances, whoever falls ex-Gov Peoctor will be sure to Jand on top. Meantime tho general public are anxiously waning ior a reiurn to me old anu settled state of affairs. Rutland Both the late Jndire Everts and N. P. Sim ons left wills which have been left for probate in the Probate Court. Judge Ev erts leaves ail nis property to his wife, having no surviving children. Mr Simon's will whict was made in 1885, -leaves $2000 to his only daughter and the balance to his wife. The telephone exchange has 135 subscribers. The marble workers will hold their annual ball Aprill 18. The Odd Fellows havo remove! Billings' block on Merchants row. The Rutland Odd Fellows will celebrate the sixth anniversary of the order, April 20. A line of horse railroad is to be constructed to Center Rutland and West Rutland. The two weeks' cooking school has closed. It lias wen largely attended wltu sattslactory results. The transfers of real estate have been larger in 1883 than any previous year in its history. A salvation army has been organized at Bristol, which has caused considerable commotion in that community. Messrs. Harley C. Tuttle and his brothers Egbert and Fred, who have been doing business under the firm of Tuttle have been organized into a corporation under the general statutes with a capital of 00,000, under the Castleton. It is expected that Alex E. Sweet, editor of tho Texas Sittings, will spend a portion of the coming summer at Taghkan-nuc isle, where his graphic, lively pen will have an oppoitunity to portray the beauties of that iovefv place. Another boom for Foultney and Castleton Hiram Ainsworth has disposed of a portion of the Evergreen slate quarry to Mr Collander, the billiard manufacturer of New York. They are to erect a mill to furnish Col-lander's billiard factory with slate beds. Mr Cjllandcr Is immensely wealthy, and is ono of the largest billiard table manufactures In the states. The other largo manufactory is at Chicago. They obtain all of their supplies ef tho rwininn slate Co. ThusCastlctlcton has a mo nopoly of the most profitable portion of the slate manufacturing trade. The Evergreen is in Poultnoy. but worked by a Castleton man.the same as van qnarry is uuuuhju mm mi tied by a Fair Haven man. Petiltney Jonrn al. Wttlllngford. Six of Wallingford's sweet singers have joined tho chorus, which Is to do duty at the May festival in imuunu. v. Dlckerman's sorrel mare, which is highly hv her owner on account of her trotting abil ities, met with a serious accident recently. Mr Dickerman was driving nor irom vmuiifcsimu, when the shoo on the fore foot was torn from the foot by the hind foot, and with tho shoo came twothlrds of the hoof to the quick. The horso can be of no use until a new hoof is grown. A paper brimful of healthy reading Is lor sale by II. C. Townsond. If such a paper is wished call for the Reformer. A kerosene lamp exploded In the home of John hum Saturday evening. The wife placed some clothes over tho burning oil and by smothering the flames, prc vented any injury furthor than a broken lamp and a slightly bunted carpet.

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