St. Albans Weekly Messenger from Saint Albans, Vermont on August 22, 1884 · 5
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St. Albans Weekly Messenger from Saint Albans, Vermont · 5

Saint Albans, Vermont
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Friday, August 22, 1884
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ALUAJSS ADVERTISER. FRIDAY. AUGUST i. I&S4. 3t Albans nnft bitimtw. "GOOD CHEER" i - fcr Pr of Cm. z,emtT ttut thi offer- i!l open to all I isoteribe, I '- .nnraiiuMl ta oar columns. term I -annm " uint xis I .J1.I to St. AlbM F-rt Oltl, Aa a, im. tlcr -Trtiil letter," sad Rive the dele ot "sS Uoiu'Lm. r 1 firry. i ---- jitif, rebeTauo. Gimnn'i Lor. f Boucher. Louis Murray. June Plaistfed, J K bbiiw. James Sullirai. Abeam M Willey. Leach. frank Beaupre, 3jO()xi Hamilton, kf Hicoc. Sep si-can Wigwam, it the Ruller Rink, Kingman street. Open extry evening, and furnished with jiews- tptii and other reading matter. Toung men IJ voters cordially invited to Tielt the " Wig-wmi" and participate in lta privilege. Eutter, August 19. Attendance fair, receipts light, market I sail. We quote batter 15 to 18 cents per !t.; selections 19 cents, with few fancy it a higher price. Shipment 1500 packages. -Efgs 18 cents per dozen. Mercury 96' in the shade Wednesday. Mrs. S. K. Day of Boston is visiting friends tere. Col. E. C. Benton of Minneapolis is in ;on on a visit. Even the man who does, nothing, during ills weather, earns his bread by the ew eat of his brow. Tte Main street brick sidewalk which is being replaced by flagging was put down eleven years ago, Rev. (i. S. Pratt of St. Albans addressed m open air meeting in the park at Burlington on Sunday evening. The Catholic excursion to Willsboro Point Wednesday -as largely attended, eight or oice cars being required to carry the party. The Board of Civil Authority will meet on Tuesday, Aug. 20, and Saturday, Aug. 30 ; on Saturday the meeting will include an evening session. Rev. Charles Edward Beliveau of St. Ur-sule, P. Q., is in town on a visit, and preached an eloquent discourse at the church of the Holy Guardian Angels on Sunday. 1 Plattsburgh is to celebrate the "Battle of Piattsburgb." September 11, and among other hose companies announced to be present at the celebration is Washington Hose of this place. The Piattsburgb Republican reports that large quantities of early apples are rotting on theground in Grand Isle. Also that W. N. Phelps' orchard in South Hero will yield 1000 barrels of apples this year. J. A. Bedard has had twelve men and eight horses, with two stone lifters and other necessary machinery, employed in clearing stone from the meadows of his Ma-quaui farm and building stone wall. L. W. Redington, who was announced to address the democrats here Thursday night, was not able to do so, on account of a previous engagement at S wanton. Due notice will be given as to his coming here. Sunday was a scorcher.and the heat interfered somewhat with the attendance at the churches. Mercury stood at from 91 to 96 in the shade, according to location of thermometers. Mercury Monday at 90 to 94. Miss Florence E. Farnham is in town on a visit among friends. She intends soon to go to Boston and study vocal music with Mr. C. R. Adams, who has so successfully brought out the talents of several other St Albans singers. John (J. Hackett, chief passenger clerk of the Canadian Pacific R. R., has resigned his position and accepted a similar post on the Mexican Central Railroad in Mexico. He will leave towards the end of this month for tne "sunny South." Chauncy Warner, Esq., has lately given another token of his regard for and interest in the success of the Warner Home. The other day the managers of the institution received from him two whole pieces ot full-cloth, two pieces of other material, and six tubs of sugar. Ten car-loads of picnickers from Milton, Georgia, Fairfax and Westford came up on the Northfield accommodation Wednesday, and went on to Missisquoi Park for a day's outing. They were accompanied by the Westford band, which played a brief selection at this depot. On Saturday Joe Snow and Jerry Scofield left the Balmaqueen House at Hathaway's Point, went over to fishing grounds near Knight's and Diadama islands and took 40 bass. The fish were kept alive, and, with others,are to be transferred to various ponds, under the direction of the fish commissioners. Other property holders along the business part of Main street already look with jealous eye at that new flagging from Center to Kingman street. We hope the jealousy will rankle within them till they insist on having the same sort of walk in front of their premises. It is the only durable and profitable walk there is. Numerous circulars are being sent oat from East Swanton to various republican voters, instructing them how to vote for the best interests of the opposition. East.S wanton '; Let us see : we believe one A. H. Royce, democratic author (?) of muddy campaign literature, resides in East Swanton. Republican voters will not readily submit to tutelage of this sort. Master Crosby of Jacksonville, Fla., who is spending the summer with his grandfather, Mr. J. H. Crosby, on Fairfield street, celebrated his fourth birthday last Saturday afternoon, by giving a party to some twenty children in the vicinity, whose ages range 'rota two and a half to eight years. There were games and refreshments, and the affair w a very pleasant one for the little folks, neawr Eeiadeer is kept basy gai this week carrying excursion parties to - fm. During a recent week she earned pwarda of 4000 peopTe. There is a. B take about it, her regular route is a delightful one. aad f uraishea Keren or eight hours of appreciable comfort to ray nothing of the extra trips she makes in other directions with pieLie parties-While visiting at Samson's Lake View House, the other day. we noticed a large string of black bass that a fisherman had Drought in. Twenty-wren bass were caught ia that vicinity Monday morning. So it appears that fishing is particularly good just bow in that locality. By the way, Samson's is one of the most delightful places on the lake ta spend a day, week or month. His rooms are of the neatest, his table of the nest, and his ctargea are moderate. Kev. Mr. Fagnani of New York city omeiaiea at the Congregational church on Sunday morning, preaching from the text, "Jiow God commandeth all men everywhere to repent." He gave a practical discourse on the true significance of the word "repent ance." Rev. Mr. Gould, of the new Baptist church in Burlington, preached for the Baptist people in exchange with Mr. Pratt Rev. Dr. Atwood of Canton preached most acceptably for the Cniversalists. The veterans of G. A. R. posts at North Troy, Newport and Newport Center indulge in a picnic to Missisquoi Park on Saturday next, and the Frontier band of Newport will accompany them. They come via the Mis sisqnoi road and will leave Richford at 7.30 a. m. Everybody along the line of the road is invited, especially old soldiers. They will reach St. Albans at 9 a. m. Fare for the round trip from stations on theMissisquai road is from 80 down to 60 cents. D. K. Gilson and family have gone into camp on Mosquito island, taking the tents just vacated by S. H. Wood and wife. There is no pleasanter way to pass a fortnight than in camp in one of the many inviting spots on the Lake Champlain islands. Mrs. Hungerford and son and Mrs. Harrison Maynard and son are camping on Mosquito island. W. J. Watson and family are camping at Hathaway's Point; and numer ous other parties are indulging in brief trips to the lake. The time for holding the Union fair at St. Albans is close at hand, and indications are that the occasion will be an enjoyable one especially if the weather is auspicious. The officers of the society are doing all they can to bring about a successful exhibition in all departments, and their efforts should be ably seconded by the people of St. Albans and other parts of the county. We understand that the show of horses will be especially fine this year, and $1200 will be offered in trotting purses. Every resident of the town and vicinity can do a little towards making an aggregate display which will be creditable to all concerned, and if the people unite ith the officers of the society this fifth an nual fair will be the best of the lot. There is to be a grand excursion from Swanton, Plattsburgh and Burlington to Old Orchard Beach and return, leaving Wednesday, Sept. 3d, and returning, Friday, Sept. 5th. Tickets will be made good for ten days, and arrangements made with hotels, at low rates, for any who want to remain longer than three days. All expenses for the three days' trip are included in the price of the tickets which will be $9.00 from Swanton and Burlington and stations on the B. & L. and St. J. & L. C. roads, and $10 from Plattsburgh and the Islands, via the Maquam. The excursion is gotten up under the direction of H.A. Burt, Jr., of Swanton, and his previous successes in this line guarantee an enjoyable trip this time. Parties goine from St Albans can take the local train to East Swanton. The Free Press man who went to Lake Memphremagog with Saturday's excursion party pronounces it a great success in point of numbers, about 1200 persons participating. He finds some fault, however, with the way things were managed at the South Eastern end of the route. The trains were as well handled by the Central Vermont and Missisquoi people, he says, as if they had been regular trains, but arrangements on the other road were not so good. The reception at Newport was one of the pleasantest features of the excursion. The Memphremagog House and grounds were thrown open to the use of the excursionists. Many of the party made use of the verandas and the grounds for picnic purposes, while others went up the lake to Bay View Park. About two hundred took dinner with Landlord Bowman of the Memphremagog. The Sherman band accompanied the excursion, and, as usual, gave the best of satisfaction. At a republican rally in Swanton on Saturday night, Rev. C. C. Frost said he had been a Blaine man since the age of fourteen and was a Blaine man still. Four years ago, when Blaine failed of nomination, his enemies said : " Now the party will have him to fight; he will never help 'them again." They didn't know James Ot. Blaine. Laying aside his own feelings he worked with a will for Garfield and the best interests of the party he loved. He is a man of brains, nerve, perseverance and firm adherence to the best party principles ; a man who has been identified with the republican party for -years. James G. Blaine will lead the party to victory, ana lead mem aner victory, as only he jan do. Sale of the Barlow Property. The auction sale of the Barlow property by Assignee Cross began Wednesday morning at ten o'clock, with John Branch as auctioneer. The sale was fairly attended. The personal property at the homestead on North Main street was sold first and was bid off at com-paratively low prices. ' This consisted of carriages, sleighs, a cow, harness, engravings, paintings, a billiard table and some minor articles, which brought in the aggregate about $1445. The carnages sold cheaply, a two-seated beach wagon aaid to have cost $600 being bid off at $150; a nice single carriage bid off at $120; another single cariaee going at $62, and a landau at $182. . The real estate was sold as follows: The home place on North Mail lf.e'&' have cost $40,000, at $6375 and $500 homestead to E. A. Dunton. . . Lot on east side Messenger street, 65 eq. rode, 1 story frame, tenement house there-on, $651 to I. T. Beeman. Tenement house and lot west side Messenger street, 30 sq. rods, li story house, ana barn, to E. A. Dunton for $925. Tenement l.nn a.H to , aenger street, 43 sq. rods. 1 story frame 12n to Hear Bryant for Tenement beam aad lot on wea s'de """f street, tq. rod.. 1 J story frame house, two tetutats, to Henry Bryant for Vacant lot on North Maia street, extend ing to Messenger, 4, acres, to F. S. S'.ra nana n for $1225. Vaeint lot nn mi- . j ing to High, 6 acres, to Geo. W. Foster for Residence on east side High street, one-half acre, two story frame house aad bam ,J- . viuiaa lor fjW. Vacant lot corner Barlow and Fairfield streets, 1 acre and 24 sj. rods, to D. F. Corcoran for tain Vacant lot comer Barlow and Mechanic streets, a acres and 30 sq rods, to Willard Pierce for $490. Undivided one-fifth interest ia the Wel-den House property. The bidding on this was done by L. Millis, owner of the remaining four fifths, and Gov. Hendee of Morris-viile. The property was finally bid off at $3050 to Gov. Hendee. The parties interested in tbe sale then proceeded to the Bay to bid off the property there. Mill lot and building at St. Albans Bay, to ?eo. W. Hendee, for $200; personal property on this place to same for $36. Residence at St. Albans Bay, 2 acres, two story brick house, barns and other buildings, to Leslie Steere for $1110. Marsh land at Rt AlK.n. Tt.. Ah m acres. E. A. Dunton for $460. ine property at Brandon and Sudbury Will be flnld nn FrlH.v .n4 thmt .t Vm. on Saturday. The real estate sold here on Wednesday, for about 20 MM) . ,. i., . , - - -, UU .OCT. IJUWIIC nial valuation appraised at some $44,946. A Challenge. Editor Messenger: I hereby challenge C. W. Reagan or Will Bingham to run me 50 miles, go as you please, within two weeks from today, on grounds to be agreed upon, for $100. Man and money ready at the Welden House. Sam'l Lamb. St. Albans, Aug. 20. Irish League Meeting. . At the meeting of the Irish National League on Tuesday evening, F. VV. McGet-trick gave an interesting account of the league convention held in Boston last week, which he attended as a delegate. He reviewed the history and work of the various organizations of the past few years moving for the freedom of Ireland, and expressed the proudest satisfaction concerning the character and work of the Irish conventions it has been his privilege to attend, claiming that in point of ability, patriotism and statesmanship they conpare favorably with tbe national convections of any of the great political parties, while for unanimity and harmony of action comparison would be odious. He argued from this fact that the charge that the Irish would not be capable of governing themselves in the event of gaining their independence is baseless. He spoke encouragingly of the prospect of early freedom in Ireland and urged upon bis coun trymen here the importance of continued and united action in that behalf. Those who attended tbe meeting in the expectation of hearing something bearing upon local pontics were disappointed, Mr. M. Gettrick, in the course of his remarks. taking occasion to say that in this great movement for the relief of Ireland from the cruel bondage iu which she is held, differences in religion or in American politics should never be permitted to interfere. The Mechanics band was present, discour sing fine music, and in addition to a vote of tbanks from the society were made honorary members. Voted to meet again on Tuesday evening next. Sheldon's Great Event. THE OBSERVATIONS OF A SYMPATHETIC LOOKER ON. Siiei.dox. Aug. 13, 2 o'clock p. m. Editor Messenger: The natives of Sheldon are surprised. The village hotels, which have been waiting patiently for invalid boarders, are now 'full to overflowing. Sheldon Spring water is again in great demand at par in tbe market. Not since 1870 have the streets been so crowded with epi-curians seeking health as now. The Portland House piazza and grounds are literally black with them and they are all sick. One man after repeated calls at last appeared and announced to the public that he was so sick he could not speak ; another said he was sick of head: another said he was sick at heart. You can see a number of the worst cases collected in a group near the center. They are a few of the many afflicted with "Rine" worm on the liver. None of them had been known to smile, until they got a draught of Sheldon Spring water, since June 25, when the bitter pill of G(aul) N(uts) and the nau seating dose of theinspiciated juice of oleander was proffered as a remedy. Evidently many of them are of tbe homeo;- pathic order, adopting the motto ' simuia Similibus Coranter" Ring cure Ring. There are some suffering with an inordinate desire for office, with a chronic reject-ment; but Sheldon Spring water, they think, is going, to cure them. Vast numbers are going into decline from G(ra) N(ule) (granule) unless Baxter's Lung Balm proves a panacea, and hundreds have ruptures which the Trus(t) Company failed to relieve. Never before, would it seem, was there such a chance for an expert M. D. to make a strike in the county as at present. We are sorry to see so many afflicted, and wonder, if they have stopped to think what will become of them if "Green's Blood Purifier." and "Baxter's Worm Lozenges'' fail to cure them. They will have to follow the example of Ahithopbel, the counselor of Absalom: -"He saddled bis ass and arose and got him home to his house, to his city, and put his house in order and hanged him self." Visitor. What is Enterprise? A eontemDOrarv has evidently had the happi ness of informing an old inaa of his daughter's shame. The misfortune of the daughter hap- Eened years ago, was nearly forgotten, and had een atoned for ; but it has been raked to the light by an impecunious political clergyman and the newspaper press, and the'old man learned of ft for the first time yesterday. Perhaps the contemporary is to be congratulated. N. X . Graphic. (From the Rutland Herald. j Tbe enterprising journalism the Graphic refers to has plenty of illustrations the country through; we heard a very respectable and decent Vermonter once speak with en thusiastic admiration of the "enterprise" of a certain Vermont editor, when, if he had spoken accurately, he would have spoken not of his enterprise but of his agile, restless, ceaseless and variegated obscenity. "He is a nasty creature but he gives us the news" said another. No, he doesn't, he gives you current scandal, irresponsible gossip, baseless rumors, picturesque lies; he does not give you legitimate news at all; he gives you the noisome exha lations of tbe stews; tne miasmatic breath of brothels; the slime and seething malice of the worthless wretches of every community; the scoundrels whose arrival in bell would make even that big misery more miserable. And it is this kind of journalism that men who ought to know better call "enterprise" and "news." If the shooting of aeaa dal thai has a responsible, author, if the carcaiatioa of scene that Lave no re- rpeetabie authentiettv stand for enterprise if obscenity is spice.if rot is reason, then the newspaper that forgets that it has any high er responsibility than a peanut stand, which is to sell as many peanuts as possible, U the best possible newspaper; bat if a newspaper sta DOS for a discrimination Detweea authentic intelligence, which belongs to the public to know, and stinking scandals that, true or false.are of no Dsib!e public moral concern, then it is cot enterprising to be nasty, nor spicy to te obscene vv e remember a lew years ago a case ia point. A woman who ia her youth had been of frail character squarely reformed; she married a man of perfectly reepee ble character, and led a comet life. The sincerity of ber reformation won her many friends, and she was received into upright society ia the tows in which she lived. A dozea years elapsed. A dirty, grovelling journalist came to the town. Ho learned of the corner loafers and saloon gossips that this woman had once had a blot on her escutcheon, and he proceeded to bleat this fact to the world in the most offensive manner. The woman had for fifteen years led an upright life with a decent husband; tbe community had forgiven her and welcomed her back to the decent circles of society, and yet this ugly, malevolent, depraved, malodorous and venal journalist, who had prostituted himself to the fullest extent that Nature had clothed him with a capacity for onclean-line&s and impurity, came along; he acted the part of a resurrectionist of rot; he brutally dug up this woman's buried shame and flung it in her face, and men who ought to know better call that newspaper energy and enterprise. To the credit of the community in which the woman lived be it said, they loathed the enterprising journalist who was so brutal that he could not have a particle of sympathy for a woman whom Christ freely forgave and blessed with his good wishes and hopes for her perfect moral recovery. When falsehood is trickled out solemnly as fact; when rumor is painted with the color of reason; when a newspaper is nothing better than tbe spittoon of society, into which every fool, knave and malignant expectorates bis private and public bates as "frozen truth," is it not time to remind the world that corner gossip and sidewalk scandal is not news, and that tbe printing of current obscenity is not enterprise. In Gratefnl Eemembranee. Sunday, Aug. 17, a large audience assembled in the church at West Berkshire to participate in the memorial services held for the late Gen. Orvill.) E. Babcock. The pulpit was simply draped, while upon the wall back of it was placed the United States flag, festooned with black, Iu the altar were beautiful floral offerings, the tributes of friends. The arrangements for tbe occasion were largely made by Mr. George S. Ewins, a life-long and valued friend of Gen. Babcock. Those who took part in the exercises were mostly natives of Berkshire and those who with sorrowful hearts paid the last tribute of respect to tbe memory of one who was dear to them in life. Ihe singing was by a select choir, under the direction of L. C. Leavens, with Miss Alice Goodrich at the organ. The selections were appropriate and well rendered. After singing, Rev. P. S. Leavens of Passaic, N. J., read a scripture lesson and made the opening prayer. C. P. V. Lewis, who acted as chairman on the occasion, then made some romarks concerning the early life of Gen. Babcock with whom he had been very intimately associated. He was followed by Capt. A. L. Ga-lusba, another early friend, who epoke with much feeling of the boyhood and subsequent life of Orville Babcock and made some reference to his father's family, so well and favorably known In Berkshire for a long period of years previous to the war of the rebellion. Of a family of nine children only three now survive. He spoke of bis attendance at tbe district and Sunday school, tbe last in this church, and bore testimony to the quiet habits and untiring zeal and industry in acquiring his education, traits of character that were ever after exhibited in his life work. His kindness of heart and generosity were well known to those with whom he was most intimately acquainted. Dr. S. S. Goodrich next made a few remarks, speaking in most feeling terms of the memory of him whom we meet together to-day to commemorate. Musis followed and then the chairman read letters from Geo. C. Ellsworth and John Lewis Esqs., of Greenwich, Michigan, Hon. A. B. Chaffee, Montreal, P. Q., Col. E. N. Darling, Washington, D. C, and Gen. V. S. Grant. The four first were the intimate friends of Orville Babcock in his boyhood days, and sent the kindest words of love and respect to his memory and expressed the deepest regrets that circumstances would not admit of their being present and participating in the commemorative services of the occasion. Gen. Grant referred to theeight years that Gen. Babcock had been upon his staff, and characterized him as a man of great energy, much exceeding ability, and stated that while with him he always possessed his confidence as to integrity. After singing, Rev. Mr. Leavens delivered a most appropriate address for the occasion. He first spoke of their early boyhood days and of the strife of the Leavens and Babcock boys in the adjoining hayfields. Next came tbe school life at tbe seminary at Fairfax, where Orville was ever a quiet and unobtrusive student, yet always one of the first in his ciass. He traced his career onward to West Point military academy, which he entered at the age of 22 and spent five years in hard study and training for a life work that was opened so unexpectedly to him after his graduation, at the commencement of the war of the rebellion. This he entered with the rank of lieutenant and worked his way upward by faithful and meritorious service to a high and honorable position. He was 15 months with Gen. McClellan in his famous peninsular campaign, afterward with Gen. Burnside for a time, and working westward he became attached to the command of Gen. Grant, with whom he was intimately connected during the remainder of the war. At the surrender of Lee it was Gen. Babcock who carried Gen. Grant's answer to the flag of truce sent forward by the enemy, and which resulted in the surrender of the army and the final ending of the war. He spoke of his great work in improving and beautifying the city of Washington, of the lighthouses along our coasts that will for generations to come be beacons of hope and safety to the commerce of a world, as fitting monuments to his energy and skill. He bore witness to his goodness of heart and fidelity to whatever was committed to bis trust. His respect for the religion of his parents and reverence for the ordinances of God's house were ever indwelling in his nature. The speaker paid a just tribute to the native ability of the boys and girls of our state, and believed there was no better blood in the countiy than that which coursed through the veins of our forefathers, but is afraid that we do not properly recognize the fact and foster this native ability by the proper educational influences. We have an example before us of the results of ' natural ability.made available by long years of close study and training, a term that many would have considered by far too long a preparation for a life-work. Although our friend was apparently cut off iu the midst of his days and usefulness yet how much had been accomplished in the short life allotted to him. Full well it may be said that our lives should not be measured by the number of years we live, but by the good we accomplish. At the conclusion of this very able and interesting address, the audience were favored with a closing anthem, followed by prayer and benediction. t. Accident! ia Ssnth franklin. Runaways aad break-downs are becoming quite common of late. Sunday evening s top baggy was overturned by the horse be coming frightened near the dwelling of B. Whitney, and the occupants, three in num. ber, thrown out, but fortunately not injured. The carriage was badly damaged, but the horse did not succeed in getting away. Monday morning as H. E. Towle and a Mrs. Stanley from Hoboken, N. J., were driving on the road, the horse took a sudden fright, jumping out of the road, across a deep ditch, throwing them both out and get ting away. Very singularly the lady eared with a slight hurt, but the gentleman was quite badly injured ea one side. The wagon was turned bottom side op and some hat damaged. The same afternoon Mr. W. P. Noble of West Berkshire was cutting a field of wheat on the farm of VVm. Stanley. At supper time the horses were tied to the fence with out unhitching from the reaper. From some cause, perhaps the Dies, tbe horses got away by pulling off the top rail of the fence to which they were fastened and ran around the field, dragging It with them. The reaper was badly damaged and it is a wonder the horses were not injured. Great care is needei now, when the flies are so troublesome, in the management of teams. Explaining a picnic Matter. Milton, Vt., Aug. 19. Editor Messenger : We notice that ia the Fairfax items thanks are extended to the Milton band, etc. For the benefit of your correspondent, and perhaps other good people of Fairfax, we wish to say through the Messenger that our excursion was gotten up principally for our own town, but a gen eral invitation was given to all wbo wished to participate, and we sincerely hope none went who did not feel so disposed. When our advertising matter came from the railroad company, a letter came also, saylne the Georgia people had decided to go the same day, and wished us to circulate bills in the adjoining towns, which we did. This is all we had to do about Fairfax ; and if wrong, we humbly ask pardon, but prefer to have the coat put where it fits, as, being of a bashful nature, we blush to accept honors where not due. Very respectfully, Milton Cornet Band. W. C T. U. ITotes- I From the National Bulletin, Brattleboro.J Canada rejoices in ninety strong Unions: Mrs. B. Pearson, vice president of the British Woman's Temperance League, has met in America a cordial reception from our workers, while the messages of our tireless National President wine their way to thou sands of faithful praying hearts in mission ary lands, and wherever earnest lives are consecrated to humanity. The National Educational Association which convened at Madison, Wisconsin. July 17, heartily endorsed the efforts of the VV. C. T. u. to secure a compulsory Temperance Education Bill in every state, and pledged co-operation to that end. Six thousand teachers of public schools interested to have the children forewarned and forearmed as to the dangers of the use of alcohol! Public school teachers and Sabbath school teachers of 10,000,000 children awake on this subject! What does not this work of the V. C. T. U. promise to future genera tions i The National W. C. T. U. held a meeting at Louisville during the International S. f. Convention, in the interest of the Quarterly Temperance Bible Lesson in the International S. S. Series. Miss Willard and Mrs. Chapin (representing North and South,) spoke before the Convention itself. Miss Lucia E. F. Kimball, of Chicago, had for seven years been working for this end, and it will rejoice the hearts of all the temperance people to know that a resolution was adopted by that great convention, recommending that tbis request for specific temperance teaching shall be carried out by tbe International Lesson Committee. Small Business. Editor Messenger: The cause of the sorehead faction must be a desperate one, when the leader of that company sets aside his legitimate business and devotes his time to button holeing passers-by and concocting contemptible untruths for the gratification of his own personal spite and the furtherance of the interests of his followers. It looks to me like very small business. Anti-kicker. Church Notes- The Congregational society of Barton Landing are to engage Rev. M. A. Gates as their pastor for a term of four years. Rev. Father Barrett, late of Brandon, succeeds Rev. Father O'Sullivan at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Burlington. He will have charge of St. Joseph's College. Tbe Episcopal choirs of this diocese will hold a musical festival at Woodstock, September 17 and 18. It will be conducted by Mr. M. W. Whitney, formerly organist at St. Paul's church. Tbe corner stone of the new Catholic church at Bellows Falls was laid on Sunday with appropriate ceremonies. Bishop De Goesbriand, of Burlington, was present and was assisted by clergymen from New York. Georgia. The annual meeting of the Lamoille Baptist Association, will be held at the Baptist church at Georgia Plain Sept 3 and 4. The annual sermon by Rev. F. J. Parry of Burlington, Sept. 3, at 10.30 a. m. West Enosbnrgh. We regret to announce the death of Mrs. J. P. Hendrick, which occured at her house the 15th inst. She will be greatly missed by her large circle of friends, who tender their sincere sympathies to the bereaved family, and relatives. The funeral was largely attended, Rev. C. Kimball of the Falls officiating A new comer at Mr. F. Burt's; a boy. Almost election time. Everybody ought to turn out to the caucus. Fairfax. Rev. Charles Hickok fills the pulpit in the Baptist house next Sunday morning. The first sociable of the season was held at the residence of Deacon Bishop, Monday evening; about 80 were present and all report a good time. Rev. L. A. Dunn and wife leave this week for their home in the West Fred Sbepardson has gone to Barre to attend school. The school in the Institution commences next Tuesday. The assistant will be Miss Bertha Hyde of Georgia, who comes highly recommended. Very hot for the picnic to the park Wednesday, but well attended. Rev. L. A. Dunn preached in the Methodist house last Sunday evening to a large audience. onlOmery. "Oh my! isn't it hot!" has been the usual greeting expression hereabouts for the few days past. Rev. D. P. Bragg is away at- U ling camp meeting a: Morr-tvil'.e, and is eoosrtjaeeee did not tfEtiate at tie ii. E church hut Sabbath- Rev. tr. H Eailey will conduct a Bi lie elaee on Friday evening of each week at the audience room of the Episcopal church. John McKinstry, of aseaebusetts, beorge tpham, soa of E. E. Cphaso, and Col. N. E. Paine of New Tork are in town for a brief stay. LeanderShina aad family have rone to Royalton for a visit. Charles Gates has the contract to boi!d tbe brWge below the village, while Eonier Clapp and J. D. Head will cocstruet the abutments. Efforts are being made by the -M. iv enurcb society to raise funds to repair the parsocage, and thereby make it suitable lor occupation in winter. SaxenSeli . Brigham Academy opens the 25:h instead of the 29th, as previously announced. Prin cipal Johnson and family returned home last week. Mrs. Sarah B. Jacobs of Boston is in town. H. M. Stevens and wife of St. Albans spent the Sabbath in town. There is a mistake about the fresh air children being left uncared for at the Swanton depot. The 38 children for Swanton were provided for by Mrs. F. H. Roberts, while the 44 that were obliged to stay over were Drovided for by a gentleman who came to Mr. Fuller and offered to take the children to his pleasant green and look after them there. Not till all the children were provided fordid Mr. Fuller accept of a kind invitation to rest and refreshment. We would suggest that the coming lyceum discuss this question: "Can confidence be placed ia ordinary news paper reports '"Parties who are entertaining the city children will take notice (bat they are to be returned on Tuesday. Autr. 26. on neon train going west, via Swanton and riattsburgb. Sheldon-Mrs. Eliza Haynes has repainted her house, where Lawyer Gleed has his of fice. The 19th annual fair of the Franklin County Agricultural and Mechanical society at Sheldon, commences Wednesday, Sept. 3d. Rev. Chas. Ross will preach in the M. E. church next Sunday, and at Rice Hill. Mr. and Mrs. John Fish have gone to Saratoga for a visit to her brother's. Sheldon camp meeting commences next Monday night, Aug. 25. Rev. A. A. Smith of Johnson occupied the pulpit of the Congregational church last Sunday, in exchange with itev. Mr. iarr. airs, ueorge ood and her family, of Lowell, Mass , have been stoo ping at the home of Warren Remington. Mrs. Ira Potter and her family are visiting tneir many irienas in Montgomery. J. Graves, the postmaster at East Sheldon, is still feeble. The farmers are being favored with large fields of fine looking grain ; oats. especially, are being harvested early. Rev. s. u. an has gone to tbe Alornsvule camp-meeting. Fletcher. A very pleasant affair occurred last Sab- bath at the Methodist church, when cur well known townsman, N. B. Blair, was married to Mrs. Elizabeth Mclutire of St. Albans, in the presence of a generous party of friends from St Albans, Fairfield and Cambridge. The service was performed by Kev. Geo. b. Guernsey. We are sorry to report the death of Dr. Morris Bingham's daughter, aged ten years. She had been here visiting her grandparents only the week betote her death. Ihe family have the sympathy of their many friends in this their native town. some cf our iletcher table girls at Old Orchard are returning. The "deep, deep sea" was too grand aud rua jestic for their bumble taste. VanNess Chase s boy, ferry, ten tears old, has, with a curious hook and spur, caught thirty six woodchucks this summer; perhaps his father and the dng ought to have some credit. A very light rain Tuesday night. Should be thankful for more, as water is very scarce and some of our neighbors are obliged to haul water for their stocK.- Early potatoes are out cf the drouth, but corn be gins to look very sorry. Enosbnrgh Falls. Fred Corse of Richford has recently been visiting friends in town. F. C. Smith of St. Albans has been at home on a short vaca tion. Chas. Andrus has returned from his trip to No. Troy, and may be found at his office in Gilbert's block busily engaged in painting portraits of presidential candidates, for campaign use. The portrait painted by him of cockeyed Benjamin upon the greenback banner, recently unfurled across our street, is, in so far as it is a work of art, an excellent thing. B. J. Kendall & Co. have thrown a fine blame and Logan flag to the breeze and the republicans of our village intend to do likewise when the flag they have ordered arrives. Several from our village attended the republican rally at West Berkshire last Tuesday evening, where they enjoyed listening to an interesting and cummon sense address delivered by 0. C. Frost of Maine, and to pleasant music discoursed by tbe Richford Glee Club and the Marsh Guard band. From the appearance of the returning excursionists last Saturday evening we should judge that it was not as dry up Memphremagog way as the long drought would lead one to imagine. Geo. Wallace is digging a well preparatory to building a house on the lot he recently purchased of W. A. Kendall. Several young ladies and "gentlemen will spend this and part of next week in camp at Highgate, the guests of Messrs. Towle and Rublee of this village. J. A. Blair will soon move his grocery to the store formerly occupied by D. M. Gardener on Depot street. Mr. Merrill of Johnson has opened a studio of photography over O. M. Barnes' store, and will be ready to commence business on Monday next. Mr. Merrill has many friends in tbis village, who speak of his work in high terms. D. H. Harvey is at home on a short vacation. Miss Emma Ayres of Clinton, Miss., is visiting friends in this vicinity. Wedding bells are said to have rung last Tuesday evening. Not being at home we did not hear them. More of this hereafter. Milton. A large party from Milton, the 13th, visited Newport, Lake Memphremagog and its immediate vicinity. All report a very pleasant time. The trip on the lake was most delightful and the scenery unsurpassed. Rev. J. E. Bowen is recovering from a sub-acute attack of bronchitis. The band furnished fine music at Missisquoi park the 14th. The Blaine and Logan flag was unfurled to the breeze the 18th inst. Mrs. Edgar Witters' fine residence is being gradually brought to a state of completion. Mrs. Enos Gingham is very low; doubtful if she recovers. The people at West Milton are being roused to a high pitch of patriotism, and propose to swing to the breeze a Blaine and Logan flag, scmething that has never occurred heretofore in that locality. The democrats are not as jubilant over the democratic nominee for president as formerly. Those scandals cannot be swallowed. The Westford band, en route for Missisquoi park, stopped at Milton the 20th and gave the people some good music. The Catholics have succeeded in improving the surroundings and appearance oi their church very much. A republican rally is reported this week. Mr. Tattle and wife, formerly Miltonites, were in town the 14th inst. Joseph says he will stick to tbe captain at all hazards. Query : Do you propose to vote for a man who belongs to tbe cbnrch at4 at :fc t:a r?1- : lb rrogfbo firf.sin-.". rr .rcK i'-t ot j-tof r.r t- it is ei iHeii oy a:b r:-y ;f- K hi. ,nd bar. Ue -best ct:f..rit9 aty eftuir.rv t,i ia ibe state ; n :!.t Lite a lire. awtke arani n..j-:r. Eesry Eroh Mr. Jed Laer d.ed'.f the 15ih ia?t The eregatioca! peep'- are atojt le. Lave tL teepie c Tieir rhur. h i-tiitt-d The li-ox-tra'-s cf town lucWr s m 60 good live men. The picnic to JiA-i-rM Park fn-ia Miiton wat a complete mctees. Some .Vkt were in attendance; evervtkiiig went eff splendidly with the Hctoixi of of three of Milton g Lto.'iuOi?, wto ccgtt to have been Cced. The Milton band wa highly applauded acd conspiiniented by St Albacs people the 14ih, acd ws pronounced by tbem tbe eecocd bev, of tte season. Some 200 attended the pifcte the lOtii inft to Bay View Park. The Fa!rz Eepubliuu. There will be a meetiDg of republicacs bekf at the town louse in Fairfax, on Tuesday evening, Augurt 26, for tte purpose of forming til organizing a Blain acd Login elub. A full attendance of republican voters fa desired. B. M. PaixaaD, . Eep. G. G. Orton, Town J. B. Alfred, I Com. illarrici). 30tXD-M0REY-At tbe M. E. Partocaire theJ-dcn. Auat 13 by R-v. S. c. Vail, Jay 1 Ooulu and Lottie E. Morey, roth of Fairfield. BCRT-RUITIEK-Ii! St. Alhang. Aairut 10 at the H video Houe, by Kev. G. W. H. Ciark, William E. fcurt and Ui.ieJ. Kuitier, both oi EoenburKB Falla, HYDE HOWE At the home of the bride An- rust li bv Kev. C. C. Townw-nd ( :harla K llri. of brand Isle, and Ali:e M. Howe of West rote-dam, X. Y. BLAIR McIXTYRE In th lTnin-i .ii!rh Fletcher. Auyut 17. iy F.ev (o. P. (iuernvev. Koel B. Bluir of Fiefcfier, aid Mrs. Uiztbete (Footij Xclntjreof 8t. Aitasc PKRBY WADE In fw.rvi A -.i i v P - C. W. Clark. Fratk M. Ferry aul Lett L. Wade, both of Georgia. FADDEN-FOREST Ir Tier Mr Pr.fc.-r-. or Snan'on. R X. Faddea of' ft. Albara, aid rannw Form: of (n rio. Qtcii. DUL1SG In St. A;tar.s Ak.-tii. -Jl Hrfn T... Dulicg. axed li years. HENDRICK-At her home in Wert Fn-.fc..-B. August 15, lira. J. P. Headrick, aged CO jeart. MIX-In Oregon, Iil , Juiy 56, 1SH1, Mi. Ieli K Jlix, aged 61 years, daughter of the late hr. C. Vt. Kejen f Fairfield. Vt. ROOT In Rochester. August t Dari-i P. rt n,rr H years. MURPHY In Sr. ' liian. August 15. Mrs. Csth enoe Muri hr, aged 70 years. CH YXOWETH At A!'uan. Auin:ct :i Wlt.r Hurin, ODly Bon of James Caywmtl!, Aged 11 uioKiu anu i uays. lie iilarkcts. BOSTON PPJCE CU11KENT. Wednesday, Augntt 20. BREADSTt'FFS Flour : Spring wheat patents remain fairly steady at (a 0.15 for choice brande, wi;h one or two popular marks at ri.25. Winter flours are dull ct (g5.25 for the best new roller fine ta.60-Vi2.73: superfine t&f&fcZ ; commou extra K.XXi'J 25; medium extra t3.25Va3.75: choice extra t4.C-Kn 4.25; Michigan i4.50iV(4.7.V Michigan roller J4-S." (ao: unio ana Indiana H.5U:o4.j:Ohio ar.u Indiana roller fo.fc5.25: Minnesotabaker'sii. "(((.' 5; New York roller t5.25ra5.41); St. Louii lu-1 southern Illinois t4.i.xaa; bt. Louia and southern Illinois roller ?5(b5.25; winter wheat patent t5.50(aG; spring wheat patent V,'ieeci:in t5.75-ti; spring wheat patent Minnesota t".75 (o.M. torn meal, rer bbl; oatrr:enl H. f4.75; rye flour t3.75g3.&7. GRAIN Corn 270c. Oats 40(V:44e. Rye 70S0c. Barley, trie. Middlings tl9 21 per ton; feedtl7gl9: bran $17. BUTTER Dull; holders of fine stock are asking about former prices, but the demand is Terv slack and concessions would have to be made to effect sales of any consequence. Western creameries have to be extra tine to bring 22c; no northern creameries offering and quotatiors remain nominal. The indications are that northern dairies will ranpe a little lower than last week. All low grade goods are hard to place; box butter is selling fairly; trunk battel is in good demand. CHEESE There is very little dercaedfor any grade; the best northern factories are still held at 10c, but very good lots have to lie sold at 10c. or less; western are selling slowly and not many marks good enough to bring over GENERAL FARM PRODUCE Hay and straw dull. Grass seeds quiet and unchanged. There is no improvement in apples. The market is overstocked and dull, with very few !ots good enough to bring over tl.50(gl.75. There were 29 cars peaches today, generally in good order, and selling well at $141.25 $ basket for most lots. Some of the poorest marks sold down to 8c, and some fancy brought $1.50 and upwards. Good sound Bartlett pears are in fair demand at $5.506 bbl, but overripe lots Slenty and dull. Receipts of blueberries from ew Hampshire are falling off, but there is a full supply from New Brunswick. Most sales are at 8(39c. There is still an over supply of watermelons, and consignments are closing oui very slowly and at low prices. A good many are being condemned by the inspectors. Jer- ' sey cantaloupes are in fair demand at $2 $ bbl. Onions are plenty and best lots dull at f 1.75 bbl. Potatoes are in heavy supply today, with very few sales at over $1.50"(5!1.62. PORK, BEEF AND LARD Pork is in steady demand at tltiglS.oO for prime; $17.501S for mess, and $lS(g20.50rJbbl for clear anoTbacks. Beef sells at tll(S13 for mess and extra mess, and tlS.SOittH.aOiUbbl for family and plate. Lard has been selling at $(a$cfti for city and western. Smoked hams are in demand at 13-j(31412clb, as to quality. EGGS Very dull; there are few Maine eggs that bring 21c, but they have to be very choice, strictly fresh, good size and clean; most sales of eastern are at 20c and under; P. E. Island stock, is selling from boat at 1919.'c. WOOL The wool market has continued active and strong, though the sales are not ae large as a week ago, and it is felt that some improvement must occur in the goods market before any further advance is obtained. Prices from 13g3Sc, as to grade. Ohio fine grades 30 g)35c. Texas lGg24c. Kansas and Wyoming 6Sa26e. WATERTOWN LIVE STOCK MAKT . For the weekending Aug. 19, there were at' market 1196 cattle, 7009 sheep, 636 calves and 11,196 swine, of which 211 cattle. 2909sheeD. 373 calves and 1102 swine were from Vermont. Cattle, dressed, 14(g,9ie. Live weight: extra 6a4t3 "34c: 1st quality 6H;6c; 2d quality, 5K (S6e. Sheep 2H 8 4?c. Lambs 4 6c. Veal calves 2(ri6c. Swine6(a7c. Hi(ie6vj'(g7c. Tallow 4a4Vc. Calfskins 10 lie. Pouitry 12k'c. Chickens 15c. LOST. A black Jersey Jacket. Finder will re. rire a re ward by leaving the same at th'm office. OTICE. Came into the enclosure of the mibsrriher iirp two years old heifers, one redish with small :ine back, one nearly red. and one red and white The owner is requested ro at once call and pay fcr their iiu una uuim mm inae mrm away. E. B rORNBORGER. Bakersfieid. Vt.. August 18, ISM. anga'St FOR SALE. V TATE OF VERMONT. District or Grako Is ix. J 881 Hixrt G. Saxi-sox et al vs. Jem CaiLCstta). Decree on foreclosure of mortjram S:!&45 anil interest Covers Si acres o' land on Grand Isle in Lake Champlain. knon as part o the Augustus Sampson Homestead. Tbe decree is for sale subject to the equity of redemption which expires on the :oth of February near. r or rurtner particulars app'y to Fon. T. E. Wales, Burlington. Vt., or K. G . Ham psou, corner Broadway and Fulton B'.. New York Dated July 2S, 36M. augi!ti

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