tyt mtxntl VOL. 28, NO. 40, PLATTSBURGH, N. Y., FRIDAY, MARCH 2,1883. WHOLE NO. 1445. Plattsburgh Sentinel UTEntered at teoend-elat* matter at the PotUOJlet in Plattitmrgh, CUnUm, county, 2T.Y. Local and Miscellaneous, ABBtVA L AND DBPARTtJHB O f TfKAINS* PSSMOgertnlnt ftrrive and depsrt from Platt^ *\ *\\ oonr« aoxixH^ vtrtla, ll'So *x.Uasfebfetrain, 2.00 r . u. CKUSOHOBTH. rrfw. ] ZVafrw Leave. 5.80 A.M. Bxprew, 6.85 A. K. 7.90 rjulBxpreu, 7.40 *. x . 4umbl» testa, «loo ilaLlMoton tnla, «'.1O 1*. K. Cbatosraray Bmllroad. TnlnslwTePlsttsbanh »t 8.00».m. and 2.09 pja. Arrive St»a5».m. sad 8.» p.m. t fit THE PUTTIMIIH SfclTMEL. ifiW\ •** SSSfi^B^^irH-i; IS av mi- tear \ .'.'.'.\!!!!.'^\.! leo y 20, 188* 1(0 >. JIT, 1884 16 0 jans MmW,AJOVBRTISEHIKN^ Th.md*rt«tt« l tioti I. ealtedto the fouling Toonfer. 8. W.'fltwt'ko Fsrtt for 8»to, w*rPern. i of Ohirter-Firrt HTsttoasl flank of 0 Thousand QOIIMB Bewfcrd-Hop Blttcw Mfg How U the Time-John B. < v Jfottee-Jahn B. Babre. Atwttofc fltto-B. Slmondt. The Bewsrd. A traveler oo bis Journey apod away— And ss*e Joonwyea onwarUday by * OTrtTfeeMfcfcaart, there oript Rome ray of ASTW O« day at set of son Os wtSttum them-Mfl journey \..AaMESfci\*^ & with ertl and - dnot; but if the day waned I i* that th» art of era g tbe Mewed words, \Well floae.\ MAaaABST 8. ELLB-WOETH. Th© Wilbur—p©ters Grand Concert aatd Comedy Company Will give one of their popular entertain- ments »t Palmer's Hall, this Friday eves, ing, consisting of fine music by Ladies.' Silver Cornet Band, Miss Lilla Belle Peters, Leader, and by the Ladies' Orches- tra, 10 Artists under Miss Bertha E. Wilson, as director, also the original Peters' Crys- tal Bell players, the finest bell players be- fore the public. The whole to conoiude with the most laughable cdmedy, \My wife is to be back direotly.\ Admission 25 cents. Reserved seats 35 cents; children 15 cents. Seats on sale at Warren's bookstore. PARAGRAMS. —Town elections next Tuesday, March 6, —Vote the straight Bepublican ticket. —Republicans, be at the polls next Tuesday, and stay all day. —Fanners Will find a valuable article in our oolnmna entitled, \Ensilage for Sand Farms.\ —B«v, 0. F. Burdick will give the peo- ple a sermon on temperance at the M. E. Cnuroh, next Sabbath evening. —Bead the brief but interesting accoun of a visit to the Home for the Friendless, which will be found in our columns. —The attention of teachers is called to the announcements of Commissioners Tay- lor and Goodspeed, giving time and place of examinations. —Special bargains at John B. Gilmore's during the last days of the great olearanoe sale of dry goods, carpets, and millinery. See new advertisement. —The scholars at the High School build- ing are being drilled in leaving their rooms in an orderly manner, so as to avoid panic in case of an emergency. —Piers are being constructed in the river at the horse-nail factory pond, in order to prevent the movement of the i< in case of a sudden breaking up. —Prof. F. P. Lantry and Dr. John H. French have been appointed to conduct the Clinton County Teachers' Institute, tc be held at Plattsburgh for one week, be- ginning April 23d. —The earnings at Sing Sing prison foi February are $17,655.91; expenditures, $15,199.60, and profits $2,456.41. The earnings of Auburn prison for the same time amounted to .$395.50. —Master Mechanic Blackall has been inspecting the depots and shops along the northern division of the D. & H., the past week, traveling by special train. Ho was in Platteburgh on Wednesday. —The amount of school moneys appro- priated to Clinton county by the Superin- tendent of Public Instruction this year $33,236.63, divided as follows: Amount apropriated to districts, $12,534.14; ac- cording to population, $19,301.62; librar; appropriation, $600.67; for supervision ii Platteburgh, $800. —Don't forget the town meetings next Tuesday. —Our bookstoreB display some beautiful Easter cords. ij laughs during the evening. Go and hear the Wilbur-Peters Company this evening. -The Delaware & Hudson Company has declared a dividend of 1J per cent., paya- ble on March 10th. —The trains north of here were delayed m Monday by the snow which had blown ipon the track near Coopersville. —The Saranac Horse Nail company, lim- ited, of Plattsburgh, has filed its annual report. Existing assets, $184,489.27; ex- isting debts, $104,275.23. —Such facilities for buying first-class parlor organs at a low price for cash were never before presented as are now offered at Smith's music store, Plattsburgh. -Last Saturday morning the mercury reported 14 degrees below zero at Whitehall, Ausable Forks 30, Jay 31, Bloomingdolo 40, and 14 at Pittsburgh. —In some portions of Washington county e price of potatoes has fallen off from 25 to 50 cents a barrel. Farmers and shippers who are holding off for higher prices may get left. —Some very choice new styles of parlor irgans have just arrived at Smith's music Platteburgh, illustration of which we will give next week. They are sold at prices lower than ever. • —Whitehall authorities have found ex- cellent water in Long pond, Dresden, three and a-half miles distant, and 500 feet above village. The pond is a mile and a-half in length and would furnish a bountiful supply of pure water. —One of our city exchanges says, \an >ld lady, ninety years of age, celebrated birth-day last week by sliding down hill on a hand-sled.\ This is in perfect accord with the notions of Mrs. McOrillis in this week's issue of our paper. —Supt. Theo. Voorhees publishes a no- se that the reward of $250 offered by the Del. & Hud. Canal Company for the arrest )f W. D, Vrooman, late ticket ogeut of said company at Fort Edward, charged with embezzlement, has been withdrawn. —Bev. J. G. Fallon, of the Vail Avenue Methodist Church, Troy, whose wife, in- fant son aad mother have died within a few months at his house, this week attend- ed the funeral of his late wife's brother, who died suddenly at Bridport, Vt., on Monday. —Among the laws signed by Gov. Cleve- nd Friday was one repealing the act creating boards of auditors except in Au- sable, Champlain, Peru and FlattBburgh, Clinton county; Lenox, Madison county; *nfl Queensbury, Chester and Pnldwell, Warren county. ' —It is said that a stock company is soon > be formed whioh proposes erecting a large rolling mill just east of Winooski. The iron to be used will be from Messrs. Wes- ton's forges in the Adirondacks. It is to rolled and made into horse nails, for which purpose it is said to be specially adapted. —Few people hereabouts know anything about the extent of the Hemlock Bark bus- iness in parts of Essex county, and Warren and Hamilton. At the Mill Brook Tannery in Sohroon the average number of loads per day is from 40 to 60. At the Weaver- town Tannery 4000 loads have been deliv ered, and 2000 more are expected. -At a meeting of the directors of the Grand Isle Steamboat Company, held at St. Albans last Friday, A. F. Conant woe elected superintendent of the company, and Capt. E. B. Rockwell was re-elected captain of the steamer Reindeer. Capt. Rockwell has been in oommand of the Reindeer from the start and is an efficient and faithful officer. —Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Kingsland, cele- brated the fifty-third anniversary of their marriage, at their residence in Burlington, on Saturday evening last A number of friends dropped in upon them, and after many congratulations and expressions of good-wishes, left with the venerable coup- le some beautiful and costly presents as a substantial evidence of their esteem. •A man professing to be the agent of the Hi Henry minstrel troupe lifts been victimizing the citizens of Rutland. He put up at the Berwick House, engaged th< opera house, got a check cashed for $90, and disappeared. He gave hia name as Keyes, but at Whitehall registered Morse. Ho is of medium height and size and sandy complexion. Look out for him. —The Young Men's Christian Associations held their annual session at Newburgh last week. The annual report shows there are in the State ninety-one associations, fourteen association buildings, valued at $841,000 and building funds amounting to $73,000, and there are fourteen railroad branches. James McConaugh, of New York, was elected President; G. H. Richtor, of Hud- eon, Secretary; and Charles S. Judd, oi Port Henry, Assistant Secretary. —H. J. Rook gave a very impressivi temperance lecture with crayons, at tin monthly meeting of the Young People' Temperance Association held at the M. E. Church, last Sabbath evening. It illus- trated the career of the young man starting out from home, with fair prospects, well- dressed, innocent of lifo's shams and un wary of by-paths to ruin. A gradual but perceptible change stole over the young man's appearance under the skillful hand of the artist, until he was hardly recogniz able in the sot that was presented. W< heartily wish thai largo black-boards mighJ bo provided at every ballot box next Tues- day, where these transformations so trot to life, might be shown forth to our voter all over our county and State. It hardlj Booms possible that any one could look up- on those pictures of a grievous and dread- ful reality, and then deliberately voto license. * > —Auction sale at Amos R. Stores', next Friday, March 9. —Town meetings in this county will be lield next Tuesday. —F. W. Saltus, formerly of Plattsburgh, brother of Mrs. B. P. Drown, has been appointed sheriff of Sherman county, Nebraska. —Melvin A. Barnes, son of Dr. Barnes, of Schuyler Falls, was examined by a com- lission on Monday and adjudged to be in- sane. He will be taken to the Poughkeep- sie asylum. —A. Lapelle, formerly of Platteburgh, rat for several years a resident of Swanton, lias again engaged in the milling business, having leased the Missisquoi grist mill at « latter place for three years. —The donation at Ellenburgh Center Wednesday evening, for the benefit of Bev. M. H. Smith, produced $115.30 in cash, which our correspondent says is just such :ind of a \failure\ as they like. —The Wilbur-Peters Grand Concert and Comedy Company, which appears at Pal- mer's Hall, this evening, is fully endorsed by the Press and the public as a refined, chaste and \elegant entertainment. —We are glad to learn of the contem- ated renomination of Mr. Walter S. Stuibord as Collector of Plattsburgh. He has filled the office very creditably every way, and is justly entitled to a second term. —Eleven first-class troupes are already looked for the Howard Opera House, at Burlington, for the next three months. And still, people on this side of the lake are figuring as to whether an opera house will pay. —At the recent commencement of the Albany College of Pharmacy, the prize for the junior passing the best examination was awarded to Mr. Frank Richardson of Bogersfield, a former member of the Platte- burgh High School. —The St. Albans Messenger states that D. Gilmore, of that place, has recently pur- chased in Clinton county four pairs of matched horses and five single drivers, rhich comprise some sturdy and handsome specimens of horseflesh. —Real estate is changing hands quite ively. J. J. Fitzpatrick has sold his houses on Peru and Charlotte streets to Hon* A. Williams. C. H. Moore has sold the Gregory house, corner of Court and Catherine streets to John Farrell. —On the first of May, I. & D. Miller will remove their dry goods store to Clinton Block, head of Bridge street, now occupied by M. G. Brown & Go. Rob't Meyer will remove his jewelry establishment to the store to be vacated by the Messrs. Miller. -The Ladies' Aid Society of South Plalteburgh, will hold their next Sociable at the house of John M.Thompson, Thurs- day evening, March 8th. Refreshments will be served, and a good time is expected, ill are cordially invited, both old and young. —A subscriber of a Plattsburgh journal has paid for his paper to Jau. 1,1888. He's rare specimen and his portrait should be hung in every country publishing house in the land. It would be sort o' revivin' to gaze upon auch a picture.— Glens Falls Republican. —Thd select concert last Tuesday eve- ning at Fireman's Hall, in Keeseville, by C. F. Hudson and his pupils, assisted by Miss Jennie Mead, of Platteborgh, soprano soloist, and Prof. George H. Hudson, ac- companist, was a success. Miss Mead's singing is very highly spoken of. —William Mott and wife, and Miss Lucia Mott, of Alburgh, are members of the Wil- ber-Peters concert troupe which exhibits here this evening. J. Byron Cronkrite the musical director, is also well-known in the notbern portion of Clinton county, where he was formerly a resident. —The Chateaugay railroad company ii adding largely to its rolling stock, in prepa- ration for an increasing business this sea- son. A new locomotive, the Dannemora, two baggage and express cars, new cabooses, and a large number of jimmies and flat cars have been received within a short time. —The Watertown Times announces the probable sale of the Thousand Island House, at Alexandria Bay, to R. H. Southgate, lately manager of the Windsor Hotel o Montreal. The price to be paid for thi house, furniture, good will and all appur- tenances of tho property is understood tc bo $100,000. O. G. Staples is the preseni owner. —Tho Board of Town Auditors held meeting on Tuesday, at which the accounts of the Supervisor, Highway Commissioners and Railroad Commissioners were audited. The Board will hold an adjourned meetin, to-day to audit the accounts of other offi- cers whose reports were not received at the lost meeting. —At a Special Term of the Supreme Court, held at Saratoga Spring, before Hon. A. Bockes, Justice, January, 1883, the fol- lowing decision, amongst others, handed down: Sarah Broadwell, plaintiff, agst. Sherman Broadwell, defendant. Ac- tion for ahsolute divorce, granted. Wm. It. Jones attorney and counsel for plaintiff, —In attempting to board a moving trai on the Montpelier branch of the Central Vermont railroad, last Friday, Nathan M. Parsons, aged 18, fell beside the rail and was rolled over several times by the true! frames striking him. He was not seriously injured, though cut and bruised consider- ably. His parents live at Point Au Roche, in Clinton oounty, N. Y. —Three teams arrived in town on Satur- day with six pieces of timber for tin mill which is being re-built on the easi sido of the river. One timber was 05 fee! long and squared 20 inches, while three of the pieces aggregated 152 feet in length. They were cut in the Adirondacks, and •were drawn from Bloomingdalc, the teami having beon a week on the way. ACKO8STHE LAKE. —Roderick R. Hathaway has been ap- pointed postmaster at North Hero. —Burlington is to have a refrigerator for the storage Of Chicago dressed beef. —Capt. Corbin has the timber ready for steamboat 120 feet long. It is intended > draw bat three feet of water. —William Hoag, proprietor of tho saw mill on the Island, has had another shock of paralysis, and is in a critical condition. —The Vermont town elections which will be held on Tuesday, March 6, will be of unusual interest on account of the pro- posed constitutional amendments which will then be voted on. —The Republicans of Burlington have nominated George H. Morse for Mayor. The Democratic candidate is Charles J. Alger. For City Judge both parties have nominated Seneca Haselton. —Edwin Adams' new dock at Griswold's, m the Island, will be 77 feet wide, en- abling teams to turn around upon it with- out danger of backing into the lake. It ill extend 12 feet farther out into the lake tan the old one. —Judge Brookins, of Shoreham, apromi- lent business man and one of the side ittdges of the Rutland county court, was round dead on a load of lumber which he ,was hauling near Riohville, Vt., last Friday morning about 8 o'clook. He was about sixty-five years old. —Hon. Ira Hill, df Isle La Motte, had i slight shock of paralysis a few days «ncc, which interfered somewhat with his power of speech, but was not considered serious. Mr. Hill is 89 years of age and is livod in Isle La Motte since 1803. —The session of the Grand Isle sounty court was held last week. The first case was that of Captain Corbhi vs. Fairbanks, Barlow & Co. It ' agreement that by written the company hod agreed to remunerate the plaintiff by s paying him the sum of three ^thousand lollars for a steamboat, which the'defekd- its refused to pay. | The payments were to be made in installment*. The decision was that the plaintiff joaght to recover the amount for which he sued. Programme of the Clinton County Jfrml Holden and his corps of teachers s . S. Teachers' Convention. '''Bave ini The ninth annual Convention of the Clin- on County Sabbath School Teachers' As- sociation will be held at the Baptist Church, lattsburgh, on Wednesday, Marsh 7th, .883, commencing at half-past 10 o'clock L. M., and will hold its sessions afternoon md evening. PROGRAMME. Opening of the convention. Devotional exorcises. Secretary's report^* r~~~~ •— Treaatirer'B Reportr ••••-. .? Report of Sabbath School missionary work in tfcetooBtr dttrfiftg tbe year—C. B. DorsW: ' Report oi sabbath School work-, with statistics if. the saiae, from different sections of thfe coun- * -jther parts of the world sch There was a pleasant and profitable obser- vance of the poet's birthday, by the pupils of the Grammar School, last Tuesday after- noon. It evinced much extra care and work on the part of Miss Abbie Nash, the principal, and her faithful assistants, as well as reflected credit upon the pupils under their instruction. The following was the programme ren- dered: Song—Tlie Open Window. Recitation—The Famine. Recitation—Pegasus In Pound. Song—The Day Is Done. Familiar Quotations. Recitation—Somethi Recitation—Two Angels. Recitation—The Reaper. Music—Shades of Night. Familiar Quotations. Abbie Austin. Josle Bird. Jessie Burdlck. Fifth and Sixth Grades. \ ~ done. Edward Langdon. Stella Sherman. Hattle Beckwlth. By the School. Seventh and Eight Grades. Declamation—Wreck of the Hesperus? Essay—LODgfellow's Home. Declamation—The Cumberland. Song—The Bridge. Recitation—Rain In Summer. Declamation—Skeleton In Armor. G A. Fred Williams. Mary Collins. Wm. Randall. Maggie Brennan. May Elkins. or. G. Vasa Edwards. ti Recitation—Old Clock on the Stairs. Nellie G. Lansing. Song—Psalm of Life. By the School. In the rear of the platform, was a very well executed crayon portrait of Long- fellow, drawn by Mr. Fred Isham. This was appropriately draped with flags. On the side at the left of the stage, was anoth- er picture of the home of Longfellow by Mr. W. Trombly, also well done. The declamations, recitations and songs were selections from Longfellow, and were listened to with marked interest and satis- faction by the many visitors and friends of tbe school in attendance. Sometime in the fall, the High School had similar exercises, commemorative of William Cullen ances in our schools, are dlwMEming trib- utes to these poets of the people;i&*d de- servtySommendation. We are pleased «bat inaugurated this feature among\ us. Far better than marble column and carved granite, to hold them in remembrance. Their thrilling thoughts shall be per- petuated in living soulSy downward through the years. Struck* out of the very heart of truth and strung to music, they shall im- pel other hearts to purer lives and nobler action. While they do honor to our great poets, lught our scholars to pass over the memories of our own gifted daughters of song, the lovely and lamented sisters, 1 EXERCISES—S P. M. i School be made bath School the past yeafVlB&IHBrt s are requested from all schools representeafr Topic—Upon whom should the election of offi- cers and teachers and the support of the Sunday School devolve, the church or the school itself ?— Rev.. A. C. Wheaton, Morrisonville; to be follow- ed by others. iuoretia ^AJJ^^Margaret Davidson? Why not hare a Davidson day as well? Our hildren ought to learn their songs, and cover with flowers the grave of Lucretia, who sleepB in yonder cemetery. Rev A. C. W ed by others h the hearts of the 2?5 thin* needful in order thing ne children and make us successful in winning wmls to Christy—Mrs. P. A. Haynes, Saranac Topic—wnat evils most re-lst the influence of Sunday ScU0Ol8-Rev, G. W. Hughes, Scnuyler EV1K1NO BXBKCt8JB&—7 V. it. Song service. Questions to be avoided by the teacher and su- perintendent—Rev. F. B. Hall, Plattsburgh. The superintendent; Ms office and duties—Prof, rohn E. Myer, Canastota. Address—Relation of the Sabbath School to the Church—Rev. Joseph Gamble, Platteburgta. ft. V. B. STETSON, President. W. A. FULLER, Secretary. Entertainment will be provided for all who come, and it i s hoped that every Sun- day Sohool in the county will be repre- snted. An Old Document. There hangs in the office of the J. & J. Rogers Iron Company, at Ausable Forks, a document in the handwriting of George Washington, which is an object of much interest to visitors. *It is made up of mem- oranda for arrangements which -were to be observed in entertaining at Mount Vernon the Count de Rochambeau, -who was ex- pected to visit there. A correspondent furnishes the Troy Daily Times with the following copy: MEMORANDA FOR TUK SERVANTS. j at Colchester and lodge at They \will for themselves get entertainment at the best public house in tbe town, and direct din- ner to be ready for us at that place tiy ia o'c 1 \\ to-morrow and by no means to exceed It. They are to draw public forage for their horses, this being laid in at that place, They are to set out at 5 o'clock to-morrow morning for Fredericksburgh and put up at the best tavern, where we shall lodge-draw public forage there also—and are to wait there for our -rrival or further orders. GEORGE WASHINGTON. Mount vernon. nth September, 1781. N. B.—Public forage ia to be drawn for the Uorses of tne count de Rocnambeau, &c. This document is the property of H. D. Graves, and has been in his possession nearly forty-five years. It wasfound among the effects of Benjamin Graves, who was the third sheriff of Clinton county and the grandfather of the owner of the rare auto- graph production. A FVew Style of Sugar Evaporator. Messrs. Webster Clark audElam Larkin, of West Chazy, have just procured the Ewin'fl patent evaporator, for the manu- facture of maple sugar, and the one owned by Mr. Clark has been left on exhibition at H. Clark's store at West Chazy village, and attracts much attention among those interested in the manufacture of sugar. Tho principal feature of the new patent consists in large flues, two or three inches in diameter, running along the bottom of the evaporator, through which all of the heat passes before escaping, precisely like the boiler of an engine. Those who un- derstand how oesential flues are for the purpose of making Bteam in an engine, will be impressed with their value in an evaporator. It is claimed that tho saving in wood is very great. Important to Tax Payers* The tax payers of this town are requested to study the following figures: Since March 1st, 1882, to the present date (Feb. 27) there have been received at the sheriffs office.180 arrests for public intoxication. Expenses thereof (jail expenses only) $1,051. Add commissioner of excise fees and license papers and you have $1,137. Covering the same dates, namely: March 1, 1882, to Feb. 27, excise receipts, $1,151. Now balance the account and you have the enormous gain to the town of $14. Can any tax payer claim that excise money aids us financially. It would ap- pear such an argument would be more effective than one from a moral stand point in this community. These figures you wil.' note cover only jail and commissioners' expenses. They do not touch the family, nor take into account any financial injury accruing to the intoxicated man, nor one partice of court expenses. Nor yet fami- lies rendered dependent for aid. Will Pittsburgh voters think and vote for No License? Town Meeting*. The annual election of town officers will be held in the several towns of Clinton county next Tuesday, March 6, and we ,rust that every Republican will be at th< polls. In nearly every town, a straight Republi- can ticket will be put in the field, and Re- publicans should commence the new year by giving it a hearty and vigorous support. This is the only way to keep up Republi- can organization and Republican ascend- ency. In only twelve months from no 1 we shall be on the eve of another great na- tional struggle for political supremacy. We trust that the town elections in our county this spring will show that our party is as strong as ever, and that there are as many, and even more Republicans now than at any former period. Most of the caucuses will be held on Sat urday, and no doubt good nomination! will be made. PKUSOML MENTION. —Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Vaughn, ol Pittsburgh, visited Jericho, Vt., this week. —Hon. and Mrs. George Chahoon, Ausable Forks, arrived home on Wedm day, from their visit to Washington, D. C. —Mr. N. Barker, of Peru, returned on Sat- urday from his annual fall and winter tour in the Western states, having been absent about five months. meeting' for Prayer* X meeting for prayer will be held at the Methodist Church, on Tuesday,March 6th, commencing at 8 A. M., and continuing till 5 p, M. The special object of this meeting is to ask God's blessing upon the effort to elect a no-license Commissioner of Excise. All friends of temperance are invited to at- tend and by their presence and prayers manifest their interest in the cause. BY OHDEB W. C. T. U. TOWN TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION. The second regular session of this Asso- tiation was held at Clintonville, Saturday. Teb. 24, 1883. The programme, which was followed dth but little change, was as follows : MORNING. Music. Devotionais. Address of Welcome. A ntRDER AT OAXNEItlORA. The Notorious Jeff. Thornton Arrewte* and Held for the Crlme.| Last Tuesday Dr. 8mith, at Clinton Prison, was hastily called to the home of Jennie Lawrence, who kept a house of bM repute in the outskirts of Dannemora viL- Class Recitation. AETEBNOON. Mraric. Essay—Miss Lottie Burt DiscusBion—Oral or Written Books in school. Recces. Essay—Miss Maggie Tin dale. PiBcusBion.—\Proper Incentives to Study.\ EVENING. Recitations. Address.—A. W. Boynton, Esq., KeeseMllo, N. Y. The morning session, which, with the afternoon session, was held in the Acade- my, opened about 11 o'clock. After music and prayer, came the ad- dress of Welcome. Mr. Bradford, in a pleasing way, made ome appropiate remarks upon the subject f education, and then extended a cordial welcome to the assembled teachers. Miss Winnie Smith, of Clintonville, then jonducted a class in recitation, occupying, in a very acceptable manner, about half an >ur. The proficiency which the class showed in local as well as general geography, ana in map-drawing, was certainly flattering to themselves and to their teacher. How to teach spelling was then discussed >y Mr. Bean, Mr. Harkness, and Mr. Hick- In the hands of such practical teachers •3 discussion relating to teaching could ae uninteresting or unprofitable. The general sentiment of the discussion seemed to favor written rather than oral spelling. The AsBoication then adjourned till 2 p. M. The afternoon session opened with mu- sic, after which Miss Lottie Burt favored the Association with a well-written and thoughtful essay, on the \Educj Woman.\ The relative merits of Oral and Written work in school were then discussed. It seemed to be the opinion of all, that we must have work of both kinds in our and that the relative proportions must vary with circumstances. A very pretty recitation by one of the little girls of the school was the last thing before recess. After recess Miss Maggie Tindale read i interesting essay on \How is Education with Us ?\ • \Proper Incentives to Study\ was then Freely discussed by Profs. Bean and Hick- ok, Mr. Crilley, of Peru, and the president. Mr. Harknea* then read an Essay, which, though not &ovn on the programme, was, and deserved to- be, thoroughly apprecia- ted. At the close of this session, Rev. C. A. Bradford, of Clintonville and Mr. Crilley, of Pern, were added to the honorary mem- bers. An amendment to tho constitution was also proposed and adopted. The amend- ment, was substantially as follows : The Association shall hereafter be called the Ausable Valley Teachers' Association, and shall include the towns of Ausable, Black Brook, Chesterfield, Jay, and Wil- lington. A resolution was also passed, That the secretary be instructed to notify the teachers of the three added towns, Cheterfield, Jay and Wilmington, of .the change, and invite them to the next session of the Association' be held at Ausable Forks sometime March. EVENINO, The session opened with singing by the choir of the Methodist church in which the session was held. After prayer, by Mr. F. M. Hickok, fol- lowed two recitations and a declamation, all well delivered. The President then introduced, as the lecturer of the occasion, Mr. A. W. Boyn- toa, of Keeseville. Those who know Mr. Boynton will read- ly believe that the address was bright, en- tertaing, practical. The sad results which follow when men mistake their calling, and the duty of thi teacher to help his pupils in finding the vo- cation for which they are fitted, and in choosing the best books to read, were amp ly illustrated and clearly and strongly pre- sented by the speaker, who held the close attention of his audience throughotit hi address. After the report of the Committee on Resolutions, Miss Tindaie, Misa Finch, Mrs. Weston, and a collection (as some- thing not to be omitted in a Methodist church), the Long Metre Doxology, sung by choir and audience. This session of the Association was, it is safe to say, pleasant and profitable to all who attended. The generous hospitality of the good peo pie of Clintonville, including ' 'mine host,' of the Mountain View House, will not sooi bo forgotten. The prospects of the Association art good, and it is safe to predict, that undei its new name, and with its enlarged bounda- ries, it will long continue to advance th€ cause of education in this Ausable Valley. Entertainment at Peru. The Thespian Society of Peru, which was organized a year ago for the purpose o furnishing a Public Library, is prepared to give an entertainment in Empire Hall, on Tuesday evening, March 13th, consisting of an Operatta, a Drama and a Farce. Thi excellence of the entertainments given last winter will insure an enjoyable time to all those who will favor us with their presence, as no pains will be spared to make this en- tertainment a success. Admission 25 cents. Doors open at 7 o'clock. Performance commences at 8 o'clock, j He found her insensible and bearing ua- I mistakable marks of having been violently beaten. Subsequent examinations revealed the fact that three of her ribs were broken, and there were evidences of internal in- juries, which the doctor at once declared ible to prove fatal. Wednesday a physician was «ummoned,ar ounsel, from Saranac, and as the facts be- ;an to be known publicly there was muck ixcitement. Suspicion rested on the no- , •rious Jeff. Thornton, her paramour, s&' her probable assailant. They were in the habit of having drunken rows, when he s frequently beat her. Thursday morning, at 3 o'clock the woman died, and during the day a jury was summoned by Coroner Vandervoort. Several witnesses were examined, and tbe jury adjourned till nine o'clock this mora- In the meantime a warrant was issucML v '• or Thornton, and he was arrested by officer Charles Turner and assistant. A revolver was found on his person and taken from him, and he was closely guarded. Sheriff Mooney arrived from Dannemora this lorning. Thornton was brought to Platts- >urgh, in charge of officer Farrell, and it odged in the county jail to await the re- mit of the coroner's inquest. Visit to tbe Hom e for tb e Frien«U««*. • ME. EDITOE.—While at Plattsburgh last [• eek to attend a meeting of Presbytery, \.'\' ' was requested by one of the ladies having charge of the good work done by the Home 'or friendless children, to visit that insti- tution. I did so. To detail all that I might say of impressions I received from the visit, would make a much longer article, than I propose to write. I was shown through the building from top floor to cel- lar, nnd saw the children at their plays—ii being holiday with them, as well as wits. other school children on Washington's birth-day. If friendless before received to the \Home they are evidently no longer so when under its care. Their happy faces, and other indications of what is done for them, tell plainly that they are in friendly hands while there. In finding other homes for them, also great care, I understand, is teike» fe> place them only where they will he eared fox with. Christian affection and interest in their welfare, as essential t» highest good. I will oaly add, if per- townawouSlu- the,\Horoe it their interest ntion. The? t am* than by \Home\ be beuVfttted in otherwise it would not be. F. J. sharp. By OBDEB or COM. jj OUU, IX IUJT- > surrounding •rally tovkit d Feb. 26th, 1883. A Model manufacturing Establish- ment. It will repay any one visiting WeBt Chazy to make a tour through the Queen of the Harvest manufacturing establishment, which includes not only the large works for making the celebrated grain separator named, but a saw mill, shingle mill and grist mill, all run at this season of the year by a monster steam engine. The separa- tors are being turned out at tho rate of ten a day, or sixty a week. The grist mill is kept busy with extensive custom work, and the establishment presents a very lively .ppearanee. The company have secured a splendid stock of logs for the coming sea- son. Parties interested in any branch of their business will get many particulars by- referring to their advertisement in our columns. The company's store and office are in the central part of the village, where some member of the firm will always be found ready to give especial attention i» visitors and furnish all desired information concerning any branch of their business. Regent*' Examination*. The following diploma, certificate and! pass cards have been lately issued by the Eegents of the University to the i of our High School, as the result of the ad- vanced examinations held in November: Intermediate Certificate— HJliussellFIatt Academic Diploma— H. RuBsell Platt. Pass Cards; Cicil Qmemment— George M. Sperry, Grace W. Barber, C. Maud Clark, Bertha M. Collins, Minnie E. Cos- grove, Jennie J. Edwards, Mattic Fuller, Anna Fuller; Eleanor M. Gamble, S. Nellie Grant, Belle F. Palmer, Emogene May White. Botany— Anna Fuller, Mettie Fuller, Ids, E. Moore. Ccesar's Commentaries— Grace W. Barber,, Emogene Martin. Cicero's Oratiom—Carrie M. ChappeL American History— Anna M. Baker. History of Greece— Frank W. Parmerter. Caught at It J A small knot of small biftrony ambitious Pittsburgh politicians have been detected in a sly, underhanded attempt to the Republican nominations for Supervisor in several of the towns of our county, and the Republicans of those localities are not very well pleased with the performance. They vory naturally and justly resent any attempt of outsiders to interfere with their local affairs. They consider themselves wholly competent to make their own 'town nominations. These Plattsbiirgh would- be-political-bosaes had better keep near the Bhore! Full particulars will be given ft . necessary. The No-License Candidate. ^ At a meeting of the temperance mes^aj^ delegates from the Woman's Christian Tem- perance Union, held Thursday, Feb. %%< - 1883, Smith N. Mead, was nominate^',- as the no-license candidate for excise conu missioner, W. A. FULLEJK, Secretary. Postponement of Singing Classes, On account of business engagements, Prof. Hudson's afternoon singing classes will not commence till-next week. The B class will commence on Monday, March 5th, and the A class *cn .Tuesday, Marcfe 6th.