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THE RUTLAND DAILY GLOBE, SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 30, 1873.
SArntDAY, august no, isth.
TgnsU IX ADVANCE.
iVusu-r Threo months
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AJJreSi OLOBK PAPKIl CO.,
In years long gone by there was no such
thing known ns enterprise In Journnllsm.
A newspaper was a dull, heavy nITnlr. and
If Information, of Importance, was pub
lUhcd within two or three tlnys, or two or
three weeks, of Its happening, It was sufll
.lent. The editor ami proprietor did not
nronose to spend a few dollars, or rents
nvpti. In obtaining news fresh or promptly,
because there was no particular use In so
.1,.,,,,, What mattcrrd It to subscribers,
leaders, or the woild at large, whether an
imtioitaiit nolltlc.il speech was published
promptly, nnd ou Ihe morning after Its de
livery, or two or three days were suffered
ti rlnp'c liefoio II was given to the wnild.
Mi amusing story, bearing upon this sub-
left, went the lounds of the press two or
hrce years ago, which Is wotth recalling.
Before giving tlio story and making the nj
plication, ii word orlwo, In explanation,
mnl be necessary and proper. The lloston
Juiiriiiil Is one of the most enterprising
newspapers in that city, which lias so many
,v le-awake newspapers, and like lis co
temporaries, spares neither brains, money
I nor or pains to obtain Ihe news, from all
muiliT, fresh and readable. Samuel -
stoekwell. who Is somewh.it Iricvcr-
colli called "Sam," In Ihe Mmy,
's Hie picent edllov. If not the
pilnclpid proprietur, ami has lived
I H"s enough to leap rich pecuniary rewards
nun a practical puisult of Ihe policy he so
ui. Ydll suggested when lie was taking his
r le-ons In ioitinalism. lie believed
,i -i. ih Ids evpciieiKO lias since demnns-
true 1, that ll.e people w allied Ihcir news
iresli and nt once, or tliev did not want It
lint In llir sloiy. A man by Hie name
it Sleeper wns editor, n good nun and true
hnl loo much like Ids nnmeln enterprise
,ind energy, and, as lliidsnn says, it "tool
a liiiiilcane to call him on deck." S.umic
N. Stoekwell, lis present editor nnd enter
prising manager, was, as we have said, only
a vi poiter. and he suggested In "Captain
Sleeper' that Daniel Webster wastodcliier
a great speech, that day, at Brighton- only
-omc half n doen miles distant from Bos
Ion and tint, with a trilling expense, lie
could slip out there, make a report of his
speech and produce It in tho Journal of
the i ct morning. The story goes on to
report, we quote thoj exact words, "Cap.
lain Sleeper, pushing his spectacles back
in cr his forehead, s.ild, 'Well, no, I guess
not, S.un. ; somebody will send us In some
thing about it within two or three days.' "
It is not stated whether "something about
It" was pent in In two or three days,
whether they copied the icpoit from some
more enterprising newspaper, or conclud
ed, in the end, to say nothing about it. -Mr.
Stoekwell must have laughed heartily over
this, among Ids earlier experiences, In later
cais. linen lie, as manager ol the s.imc
"iieu Dunes una me world, and rc
ccivlng hourly reports therefrom be tele
graph, which he, ns promptly, furnished to
the reading public by means of extra edi
Hons. Sitting In his sanctum directing the
management ol llio Journal, seeing, nil
over the country, evidences of wide nwnke
journalism, (.pending money not needless
ly or foolishly, however to obtain the
news prompt, fending his reporters, here
mere and everywhere, he, probably, hint
gines that Ids experience nnd rebuff is a
tiling of the dead past, and only to be re.
called as an Incident showing how little our
fathers believed in the power, cnpabilillcs
and duties of the press.
It is not to be expected in the country
that the daily pi ess can bo kept In advance
of the city press. We have not the men nt
our command, .-. reporters or compositors,
to gather news from all parts of the world,
and put it promptly In typo. Wc cannot,
any ol us, under the most favorable cir
cumstances, command a circulation Hint
would authorize such an outlay. A few
thousand copies of each of our daily and
weekly editions Is nil that any of us can
hope for. Ia order to obtain this, how
ever, we must display as much energy and
ii.tcrprNc In gatheilng the news in our
sphere, as marks the course of our eotem
poraries with a bioader Held and larger cir
culation. We endeavor, day by day, to
lay before our readers the cream of the
news of the woild and full details of local
events, and we take a pardonable prldo in
saying that we believe that wc, dally, no.
coinpllsh our endeavor. Hut wc U 'wand
ering from the story. - (,1)tan siw.,,cr
mid " Sam " have found their equals. Aye
they wem surpassed in Rutland, on Pii.
ila.v, the !rlh day r August, A. I)., 187.1. I
Our leaders know-lf the leaden, of other
... ...-1.,r1,Mioi-inai a monument wns
dediacl. d in I'itlsford, at or near ih(. Mloof
old Fort Vengeance, on Thursday - urepoit
ii't,l,.l. ..ttt.tl. it
.inn me Historical nildiess in
full was published iu Tub CIloiie the next
morning. The.cnterprke of another sheet
Is evidenced by the follow big rerh-Hm le
port of the historical nddiess:
The addict by Dr. A. .11. Onvcrly, which
ically was the principal one of the. day we
iiieroinjielled to defer till to-morrow's is
sue. 1 e will attempt no abstract, as the
paper will be furnished our leaders entire.
Of course it " will be furnished our read.
d' entire," as it will lie copied from Tun
Oioiik, twenly-foiir hours after lis appear
unco thcieln. If " our renders " gel It nil,
we trust that they will be truly grateful!
Iierauso as Captain Sleeper said mma one
will send it along. Our eotemporarlcs are
foitunatc. They didn't hove to wait three
days, but, by copying from Tub Oi.oiih,
could get it in two days.
Menu tana in cortore mho wns a maxim
of the ancients, and their every effort wns
devoted to tho procuring of that result. "A
sound mind In a sound body" should, also
bo our endeavor. How can thero lie n
sound mind without a sound body. A per.
son Is not, necessarily, Insane because ho Is
physically 111, hut 1.1s intellect docs not
work with that vigor and force which
wouU characterize him if ho was free- from
disease In all tho walks, departments,
professions nnd industries of life wo
want laborers of whom it can bo said man
tanaincorporemno, "a sound mind in a
sound body." This result, measurably, Is
in the reach of nil. There are certain laws
of nature, known and understood by all
even by the most Ignorant the violation
of which will produce- sickness, dlscnso nnd
death. IVo all ought to observe the90 laws
of nature, lit J nnd health, but,unfortunatc
ly, wc do not. We live In a go-ahead age.
IVc live more, In ono sense, in a single
week thau our ancestors did in a year. All
h hurry, turmoil and confusion. In the
rcrecd for gain nnd the rush of buslness.and
even, in the endeavor to keep up with the
progress of the times, we loose sight of
those natural Jaws, upon the observance 01
which our health, primarily, depends. The
system endures the strain for a period nnd
then yields. Another wise provision has
been made for this same contingency. Our
Good Father foresaw this condition, nnd
caused to be produced certain Ingredients
which, when properly compounded, would
repair the Inroads made upon tho system
by an Infraction of natural laws. It Is tho
duty of the skilled physlclan-nnd there
should bo none other to examine Hie
symptoms of disease, nnd discover nnd pro
scribe the necessary remedies.
Right hole Is where one great difficulty
and danger comes in. lie will not, as a
rule, observe the laws of nature, and sick
ness follows. When the country wns
sparsely settled, physicians canted all of
their drugs and medicines with them, nnd
when they gave n prescription to n patient
they knew what they were giving. They,
personally, bought nnd examined each nnd
every remedy they ordered to be admin
istered to n patient, nnd they knew what
result ought to lie produced therefrom, If
their diagnosis of (lie diseasi was correct
Here, nt once, was a confirmation and
check. If wo understand the syinjitons of
disease, they may lie, to n laree extent, the
same In entirely different dlsordeis. If the
medicine did not produce the desired result,
the conclusion followed, almost hresist
nblv, that n mistake wns made In the nature
of the illness, and tho discovery was made
iu time to prevent disastrous results. Wo
are willing, of course, as a mm profes
sional man, and are simply staling the In
ferences wc hac drawn fi oiii a desultory
rending, and casual conversations with
physicians of our acquaintance. It wns
not often, it is true, that such mistakes
were made, but all men even I lie most
eminent, experienced nnd learned are
liable to errors In Judgment, and It wns
fortunate that there wns n means for, at
once, preventing any danger resulting fiom
such unavoidable dangers. As the conn
try rapidly filled up with settlers, and large
towns, villages nnd clllcs sprang up, here
nnd there, physicians could no longer carry
around with them remedies for nil classes
of sickness, but were compelled to rely
upon drug stores to compound their pre
scriptions. The progress of medical
science, too, wns constantly bilnging into
notice new remedial agents, and It wns ini
possible, even If desirable, for n physician
to attempt to furnish thcfO articles or their
various compounds to their patients.
As a natural result, ding stores sprung
up all over the land, owned, controlled and
managed, In the most part, by men who
knew no more nbout pharmacy than they
did nbout the assaying of gold. IVc have
licic in Rutland, perhaps, pome seven or
eight such institutions, nnd we venture the
remark that except in two or three of them.
a prescription, composed of three simple
Ingredients, would, when returned to the
stances in which men and animals have
been destroyed by the mistake of a pretend
en pharmaceutist. We say know, but
mean, of course, that we have the most
convincing evidence thereof. We have
written repeatedly of the great need of
skilled labor nnd a scientific education for
our youth, but where is it needed more
than among ihe boys and young men who
are to enter our drug stoics, compound
prescriptions, and finally manage nnd con
trol the business themselves ? We are glad
to see the druggists of Vermont moving in
the matter. Those among them and there
are u number of them who have a due re
gard for their reputation nnd character,
and for the life and health of their custom
ers who are, iu the course of business,
placed nt their mercy, feel deeply the res
ponsibility placed upon them, and the ne
cessity of allowing only competent persons
to compound medicines. The dru-rirlst and
pharmaceutist is the peer nnd equal of the
physician and requires an equal, although.
hi some respects, a different education. It
Is nn absolute essential and should lie re
quired by law. We have written thus
much, by way of Introduction, and shall
refer to this bubject in future articles, in
connection with the efforts made by tho
Vermont Pharmaceutical Association." Wc
had intended, at the present time, to refer
to their plan, the history of their efforts,
the work done in other states, etc.. but
having already exceeded the limits of nn
ordinary newspaper article, we aie com- i
pi-lied to defer it until another day.
Wkst Ri'Pkht, July 1873.
Tim tweuty-lhlrd annual fair of the Ver
mont state agricultural society, will be held
nt Rutland, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thurs
day and Friday, Sept. Mb, 10th, ltth nnd
12th. 1873. The committee on the Horn
hall depaitmeut desire lo make thisexlil
bltlon ono of the finest floral displays In
the country, and will do all in their power
to accommodate exhibitors, and cordially
Invite a liberal contribution in tills pleasant
nnd refining department of tho fair.
i?aOO is placed at the disposal of the
committee, and diplomas nre to lie awarded
In this department.
In addition, James Vlck, the celebrated
florist, of Rochester, N. Y offers 150 as
special prizes to ids customers, making the
very liberal sum of ifMO appropriated for
This department Includes articles of do
mestle manufacture, fnncv nrth-lea n,i
Thoso desiring to make entries can do eo
by addressing the superintendent nt West
Rupert, until Sept. Ctli, after that date at
the Uardwell House, Rutland, Vt.
Bup't. Flornl Hall.
Pkiisonal. Tho Vergeuncs VcnnonUr
eay i "Geo. 11 . Orandcy, Jr., ono of tho
really bright and promising young men of
Vergeuncs, lias located at Port Henry, N,
Y In the employ of tho Port Henry Iron
Ore Company. We predict that "Gcorgio"
will not only fill tho position ho has taken
well, but will merit and receive promotion,
lie Is in tho employ of those who can dls
ccrnandare abloto reward ability." So
say nil who know him.
BANKING INTERESTS OF RUTIi.YNIi.
Description ot Ihe Ilulldlng -III,.
lory of tho flankll Pad,
1'lcicnl and Prospective
TUP. lll'TLAND COL'NTV NATIONAL
HANK ANll 'ME NATIONAL
HANK OP HUTLAND.
The village of Rutland may well feel
proud of her banking Interests ; the banks
themselves ns commercial Institutions of
importance and power, their official man
agement, (he large amount of capital in
vested aud the amount of business transact
ed by them, nnd the splendid banking
houses In which the companies are located.
No town in Vermont can out rival Rutland
In regard to the good standing sustained by
her lianks mid none other has so line hank
buildings. Thev nre nt once n source ot
pi lite to their nwncis and an honor lo the
town In which theynie located.
The present time is one eminently lilted
for a brief nmtiiif of Ihe history of Rull.mil
banks, oil account of Ihe completion of Ihe
new and elegant Baxter National liank.and
in the beginning we propose In give some,
what of n history of the bank anil a de
scription of the new building.
TUB HAM Kl! N1HOX.U. HANK
was chartered August 17, 1870, as the fob
lowing copy of the original charier shows i
Tmnsrnv Dkimiiimknt, )
Omen or tub
('oMprnoi.i.Ki: or thk Ci;iii:i:ncv.)
WasiiiniitoX, Aug. 17,1870.
WtiKitKAs, liy satisfactory cildcneo pre
sented to the undersigned, It lias been made
to appear that "The Raster National Rank
of Rutland," in the Town of Rutland, iu
the Comity of Rutland and Stale of Ver
mont, has heen duly organized under and
nccordlng to the requirements or the Act of
Congress entitled "An Act to provide n
National cuiieney, seemed by a jiledgo of
Linieii Clinics nouns, ami lo provide lor ine
chculatioii and redemption thcrcot, ap
proved June ;id. 1(504." nnd lias compiled
with all the piovlslons of said Act required
to be complied with
liclore commencing ine '
business of bunkinc under said Act.
Now TiiEiiKFiuiK, I, Hlland R. Htilburd,
Comptroller of the Currency, do hereby
cerlllytliat the: " llaxter National Hank of
of Rutland," In the town of Rutland, In
the county of Rutland mid State of Ver
mont, is 11111110117.011 to commence the busi
ness of Hanking under the net nforesnld.
In Tkstimosv Whf.hkof, witness my
hand unit seal this seventeenth day of
(I,. S.) Hu-AM) R. Hn.M iin,
Comptroller of the Currency
The institution was secured through the
efforts of Gen. II. Henry Baxter and the
bank wns organized by the election of the
iioAiiii of niimoi'oim !
H. Henry llaxter, President.
John NRuxler, Vice- President.
Henry V. Iilhrop, Pittsford.
Harvey Kingslcy, Rutland.
1 alter C. Landon, Rutland.
George Ii. Royce, Rutland.
The capital of Ihe Rank nt the stmt was
$300,000, and Is the same at the preseut
The directors elected as the officers of the
H. Henry llaxter. President ;
John N. Baxter, Vice-President :
George R. Bottuni. Cashier ;
who hold their respective relations asabove,
at present, with Horace Baxter, Teller, and
-Martin P. Flack, Hook-kccpcr.
The bank went Into operation, soon aftc-
the charter was granted, in the block ad
Joining tho Uardwell Hnue on Jlerchants
llow, at which place they have continued
the transaction of business up to the pre-
sent time. "Ihe enterprise thus so well cs-
tnblislied has tended to the advancement of
the interests of Rutland, and has secured a
good share of the deposits of her best
citizens. 1 he location has ever been con
sidcred only a temporary one, nnd in July,
excavations for the foundation of
TUB NEW Iimi.IllNO
were commenced, two doors north of the
rooms occupied by the bank.
ine erection ol the building was put
under the especial management nnd super
vision ol the wcll-luiown architect, Mr.
Jlilo IV. Lyman, of this village, who, aided
by the acknowledged eood taste of Gen
Baxter, has succeeded In raising a splendid
banking house, which Is not only the best
of lis kind in the state, but 'Is also rarcl
excelled outside of the larger cities of the
Union. It stands to-day n monument of
architectural skill nnd a representation of
great enterprise and wealth of tho builders.
A written dlscilption of the same will
give tho reader but an imperfect idea of its
superiority over other buildings of its kind
or of its many excellencies of design and
finish. Its Imposing dimensions nru notice
ably prominent from nfar off, while the
eye of the beholder cannot but lie charmed
nt its handsome proportions and the beauty
of workmanship that it represents.
Tho building is built of pressed hiick
with heavy marble facings, trimmed with
iron metals, nnd stands three stories, with
a high French roof surmounted by an oh.
scrvntory, capped with n hand.some liberty
pole, upon which rests a golden eagle. Tho
height of the building from the ground to
flag-stnff is 118 feet. The view from tho
observatory takes in at a glanco the whole
village and its surrounding country. Tho
foundations are laid with largo blocks of
stone, the underpinning is curried tin four
and a half feet above tho gradoin beautiful
symmetry of form.built of cut blocks. The
columns of tho building nre heavily plated,
corresponding to the most modern style of
architecture. Tho front windows are
arched and supplied with tho finest glass,
wliilo all aro furnished with heavy Iron
shutters, to bo used in caso of fire. The
Mansard roof Is handsomely slated, while
the flat roof extending to tho rear Is of tin.
Tho front is finished In magnificent style,
while tho doorway Is entered by marble
Btcps through a spacious arch which leads
to the main building used for banking pur
poses. Tho vestibule Is 12 x 34 feet. On the
right Is the President's office, fronting upon
Merchants' How, which it 10x24, sup
plied with a grato and finely frescoed. Tho
banking room is situated at tho rear of tho
vestibule, through which an entrance la
made to the front of tho desk, while a door
leads from the Presidents room behind the.
desk. This room as a wholo I superior in
every particular, bolng29 feet squrc, equal
ly divided by the desk Into a public and pri
vate apartment. In the rear of the latter
h located the bnuk vault, a fireproof struc
ture, the massive door supplied with Her.
ring & Parrel's patent combination lock.
The Inside Is supplied with a Herring &
Parrel steel chest, with three strong doors,
which weighs five and a half tons. To the
left of the vault and opposite the public en
trance to the banking-rooms Is the Direc
tors room. Tills is 10 x 21 in dimensions,
handsomely carpeted nnd made especially
milling In the winter months by n large
grnte, surmounted vWth n flue marble man
tel. The rooms on the fl st floor are six
teen feet from floor to ceiling, nnd nre all
frescoed In the highest style of Ihe art. At
the left of the banking room Is the Jani
tor's room, bath mom, closets, etc., and
also the passogc to the cellar.
The second story Is reached by n wind
ing stairway, en entrance to which Is
effected from the outside by n front door
not th of the main entrance, and, also,
from tho vestibule by a door opposite the
president's room. These stairs are of nsh
and walnill, finely finished. At the head
of the stairway Is a hall nine feet wide,
which runs the entire length of the build
ing. Here me looms, six in number, the
front one lfivSl is yet unoccupied while
two of the others nre used by Dr. M. Gold
I smith nnd one by Dr. S. IV. Smyth. Here
aie also looms for the location of gas meter
.mil for closets. These rooms nre all sup
plied with wider nnd gas facilities. On
the light of the landing Is (he stairway that
leads to the third floor. Here Is a splendid
hall 4fx?fi, the entire length and breadth
of the building, with arched ceiling 22 fect
high, which will be used for public or
! private entertainments, lectures, dances,
parties or any large gathering. The room
I is not yet completed, lint It is to bo pushed
i rapidly by Hie woikincn, nnd will be
! finished aud furnished in I lie most club.
, orate maimer. On the left above the stair
way Is a balcony overlooking the floor,
I which will be made ornamental. The
room has three windows fronting on Mcr.
I chants' Row, six on south side, and four in
' the lear. The floor is of pine and the
walls are to be frescoed In different tints.
The balcony also serves ns n landing from
which an entrance Is gained to the attic,
through which the observatory Is i cached.
The latter Is fifteen feet square nnd Is
probably the best place for a ilcw in Rut
The cellar is the full length of the build
lug. The brick fire proof partitions run
from the cellar to the tlilid story. The
steam healing apparatus is from the manu
factory of Blakeman & Latham of Albany,
and cost 53,300. It Includes nn Improved
tubular boiler of Gould's patent. Ventila
tion is finely secured through the building,
and In the hall of the third floor two ceil
Ing wells nre located with Immense crystal
reflectors. At the left of the main entrance
Is another communicating with the upper
floors which can be used when the b.ink is
closed. The situation of tins stairway be.
I ginning nt Hie privale entrance nt the noith
I end of the building, are especially eonv
nient, being entirely separated from the
I banking house proper, nnd leading almost
I. n .It.-....., l!t, In ll.n In,, nf ll. I.nll.lin
i iu case ot danger by fire, liclng attached
necessary to the dome, nnd the whole in
side of the building can easily bo guarded
from a threatened conflagration.
The doors in the banking rooms, and In
fact throughout the entire bulldlntr, nre
specimens of rate workmanship. The
butts, lecks and trimmings, furnished by
the well-known hardware establishment of
L. G. Kingslcy, of this village, are of the
best bronze and set off the wood-work to
line advantage These nre estimated to
cost 48 for each door, lieing of the most
costly material and heaviest pattern. The
polishing of the doors and the entire wood-
woik has been done with elegant effect by
.Nr. lictor Archldeet, who came direct
from Paris, France, and lias located in
Rutland us n French polisher. The mnson
woik has been done under the charge of
Win. Ilalcotl, the tin woik liy Messrs,
Dunn A; Cramton, the plumbing and gas
lining liy i'. H. Kynu, nnd the painting by
.1. N. Howard. The frescoing has been
elegantly done by II. Krctschmer o
Acw lork. The cost of the building,
when entirely completed, cannot fall far
shoitof S7.'i,000. It has been built with
no reference to the money expended, but
everything lias been done In first-class style
The Company exiled to take possession
ot the banking rooms to-day or on Monday
Till! HHTLAND COUNTY NATIONAL HANK
began operations as the Rutland County
Rank, Nov. 10, 1801, In rooms In the
second story of the Ripley Marble block,
on Merchant's Row. It started with a
capital of $100,000 and wns officered' ns
IIOAIIII OF IIIUEOl ous.
William V. Ripley, President.
James -Merrill, Cashier.
In July, 1807, Mr. Henry F. Field was
elected Cashier, upon tho retirement of Mr
Merrill. The following constitutes the
present board and management :
Win. Y. Ripley, President.
Win. Y. W. Ripley, Vice-President,
John II. Page. Rutlaud.
John Miller, Walllngford.
James Huntoon, Shrewsbury.
John Prout, Rutland.
Frederick Chaffee, Rutland.
Henry F. Field, Cashier,
with Wm. Charles Brown. Teller, nnd
Henry -II. llallcy, Book-keeper.
Ou November 8tb, 1804, It became a na.
tionnl bank and Increased Its capital to
8200,000. In Juno last the spacious rooms
on tho first floor and directly underneath
those occupied by tho bank, were fitted up
for their especial uso and tho company took
possession. These banking rooms nre every
way Biiltnblo for the purposo for which
they were Intended and present a handsome
and substantial appearance. Tho outsldo
is of heavy plato glass, while the doors aro
of heavy ground glass, handsomely figured.
The Insldo wood-work of counters and par-
uuons were put in by the workmen from
tho cabinet manufactory of Levi G, Kings
ley, and Is decidedly elegant In design nnd
finish. Insldo tho public hall tho floors aro
finely carpeted, whilo In the rear of tho
banking room is located tho Director's
room, spacious in dimensions and well
finished. Tho furniture was been red from
a house In Boston and is everyway suitable.
The bank, In Its flno location and In its ex.
ccllcnt management, deserves tho success
that has always been Its lot since first It
THE NATIONAL DANK OF RL'TLANH
Is tho oldest bank In thta village. It was
chartered ai tho "President, Directors nnd
Company of the Bank of Rutland," Nov.
1st, 1824, nnd located in the counting room
ofG. W. &L. Daniel) & Co., In tho old
Union building on Main street, at the head
of West Btrect.
In 1825 a banking house was erected, op
positoand south from the southwest corner
of the Park, by O. W. & L. Daniels & Co.,
and occupied by the "President, Directors
and Company of the Bank of Rutland."
This banUlng-hoase was purchased by the
Rutland Savings Bank on April lGth, 18.18,
and soon nfter a house was built by the
above banking company, on the southeast
corner of Centre and Court streets, on the
spot now occupied by the residence of J.
B. Reynolds. This Iioiko the company oc
cupied until November, 1800, when they
built the three-story building now occupied
by them on Merchants' Row.
On October 23, 1810 the charter of the
bank was extended with the same capital.
November 7th, 1830 the capital was In
creased to 150,000, and on January 1st,
1850 their charter expired. On December
2d, 1833, the "Bank of Rutland" was
chartered, to take the place of the old bank
above named, with a capital of 300,000,
and nt the expiration of the charter of the
old bank, the Rank of Rutland began busi
ness under the new charier. In the year
1875 It became the "National llnik.if Rut
land." The management of the bank nt
the present tliuu is ns follows i
IIOAIIII OF IIIUEOTOHS.
John II. Page, President.
Francis Slnsnn, Vice President.
Jacob Kdgeiton, Rutland.
Frederick"" Chaffee, Rutland.
Henry C. Glcason, Shrewslum.
William (lllmore, Rutland.
Sidney W. Howell, Cashier,
with John N. Wood tin ns Teller and ('has.
W. Musscy, Book-keeper.
THE lU.'TI.ANII HA VINOS IIAXK
was chartered November 7th, 1850, was
located with the Bank of Rutland cud com
menced business February 5th, 1851. Lu
ther Daniels, President, John 11. Page,
Treasurer. They removed with the Na
tional Bank of Rutland to their present
rooms with that bank on Merchants' How
In November 1800. Luther Daniels is the
present principal officer of the Institution.
The Savings Hank like nil others of its
kind is an Important Item In the hanking
Interests of the town nnd deserves ns it re
ceives the unbounded confidence of the en
The .Suicide or it I-roiiilurnl HmiUcr.
Thomas Oleolt, n wealthy and estimable
eitlcn of Albany, Vice-President of the
Mechanics' nnd Painters' Hank of thai city,
committed suicide In the private water cure
hospital at !ll!l West Twenty-second street,
iu this city, late Wednesday afternoon. His
body was found iu one of the parlors of
the hospital, surrounded by blood which
flowed from a terrible wound iu the left
fore aim. Life had been extinct nearly
two hours, It was supposed, at Hie time of
tho discovery. A razor was used I u com
mitting the deed. It was found clenched
iu ids right hand.
The suicide wns n patient iu the place.
He came there from Albany nbout two
weeks ago to be treated for melancholia,
, , - .ii,i..,.,i u,.nl. ui, -vvifu nc
four yesterday lie left bis loom on the third
floor of the hospital, and started for the
basement to make bis customary daily
bath. Mrs. Olcott went with him lis farns
the bath-room door, where she separated
from him. She went up stairs, while ho
entered the room alone. When be got in
side the bathers informed him that ho was
ten minutes too early for ids bath. Where
upon be turned around and went out of tho
door without saying anything. He was
not seen after that. Nearly two hours
elapsed, nnd as lie had not returned to his
room Ids wife became uneasy, and went to
look for him. At thu bath room she learned
of his going out j but the bathers could not
tell her where he had gone. Her anxious
inquiries quickly alarmed the Inmates of
hospital, who joined in tho search. It was
thought be might have stepped out of the
II.NHINII thk nonv.
After glancing through the reception
room and parlor on the first floor, the
searchers continued their Investigation ui
stairs. On reaching the second story they
entered room No. I, at the bead of the
stairs. Mrs. Olcott opened the door, which
was unlocked. She was the first to step
Into the room, and was followed by Wil
llam Jensen, a servant, Dr. Shlcffcrdccker,
the director of the hospital, Mr. Goodman,
one of tho patients, and some other persons,
fitter she had fairly crossed the threshold
she turned her eyes hurriedly around the
room until they rested on tho upper right
hand corner. She gazed there n second,
and then shrieked, "He is killed, lie is
killed!" The object was her husband. Ho
lay on his right side, with great pools of
blood around him. His left arm was baro
and exhibited a uiiastly cut just below the
elbow. Tho razor wni clasped in his right
hand, with tho blade projecting upward,
A green rep ottoman stood in the corner.
ciobo to his head. His coat hung from it
thu blood was thickest on the marble
hearth under tho mantel. It extended hi a
broad stream from there to where the body
ay, anoui lour lect distant. Mrs. Olcott
wns carried fainting out of the room. Dr.
Sheiffcrdccker examined tho liody and as.
ccrtaincd that it had been dead nliout two
hours. It was still warm, but the blood
had ceased running. It was left in the
position In which It was found, while one
of the young men in the hospital was des
patched to the West Twentieth street no.
lice station with tho Intelligence of the tra
gedy. Ho met officer McCabo on his way,
and tho latter accompanied him. Captain
Cherry and Sergeant Grew visited the hos
pital, and locked tho room to await the ar
rival of tho Coroner. Dr. I.eo, Coroner
Hcrrmau's Deputy, reached thu hospital at
10 o'clock last evening. Ho examined tho
wound. He found that the brachial nnd
basilic arteries and nil the principal veins
at tho junction of tho elbow had been sev
crcd. MANN Kit OX DEATH.
It was conjectured that Mr. Olcott hnd
rested his arm on the marblo mantle whilo
he Inflicted tho cut. Ho must have pressed
tho razor into tho flesh with tcrriblo force,
as tho cut penetrated to tho lione. After
making It ho probably walked n few paces
and then lay on the carpet with Ids back to
the wall. Tho hand In which ho held tho
razor was tichtly clenched. Ho wore slin-
pcrs, and n black vest and pantnloonH. A
gold chain was suspended from his vest.
His faco was turned toward tho floor. The
elegant velvet carpet which covered tho
ftoor was soaked with blood In several
places. Dr. Leo oidcrcd the body to lie put
Mr. Goodwin, n lawyer on Broadway,
who is ono of the patients In tho hospital,
says that Mr. Olcott was subject to liver
disease, and that It affected his brain. Mr.
Olcott belonged to one of tho first families
of Albany, He had four young children
Ho was about GO years of age.
AN OLD MONEYED INSTITUTION.
Tho Mechanic's and Farmer's Bank Is
one of tho oldest moneyed Institutions in
the state, having been Incorporated In 1811.
Thomas W. Olcott, tho father of the sui
cide, who is tho oldest banker in the state,
was Its first cashier, and has licen for
many years its President. Mr. Olcott en
tered tho institution when a young man,
nnd wns connected with It up to tho day of
his death. Both father and sou have
always been regarded in financial circles as
able bank officers, nnd tlni success of the
Institution Is attributed solely to ttictr per
severance and foresight.
Allen &, Drew, 27 Merchant' Row, are
Rolling goods at cost for 30 days, to close
out slock : lints, Cops, Furnishing Good
and Heady Made Clothing, flood Goods
nt very low prices.
Av Act of Cr.cr.l.TY. Chapped liiiiuU ami
faces nre the most serious nnnoj nnco that fann
ers, and people who labor lnncli out of dnnrs,
experience ironi exposure, llxposed persons,
ospiclnlly children, rcicnteilly Buffer Intensely
Irom jrrent cracks iioii their hands that often
bleed. It Is cruel to atlow one's self or others
lo suffer In this way, wli"ii tlio means ot post.
live prevention nrf so ens.y In bo had, and so
cheaply, as to pny ten cents for a cake 01 Hand
Sapollo. Ilunil Sapollo H not only better than
I tie costliest sonpfor reinovItiKillrt, but It prc
lents chapping, mid renders t lie skin soft mid
pliable. Mulil everywhere. misflMAwlw.
I'liioiTivK I'ii.ij) bale become n hetileii ne
cessity Willi Hie American people. Indeed,
cathartics always halo been nnd always must
be used, In some form, by nil mankind. In this
country the plhilnr form of nilinln'.strntlon bus
been prowlng in raior since pills were first
mode of Aloes and Itliulinrb, lolled lulu n ball.
THelr blKh position In the piddle eonlldenee has
llnnlly ln.cn secured nnd fastened Into norma
lieney bv Ajer's Cathartic l'llls, the most skill
ful combination of medicine for the diseases
they nro Intended lo cure, that science can de
Use or nrt produce. Those wnntln',' pills, no
longer heslltite what pills to take hut uso
Ajei's l'lll. niHjltf
The Ilrynnt nnd Htratton Troy business Col
lege desires lo obtain the names of young men
who made attend school the coming season.
Persons ho will send It Ihe names of twenty
young men win receive, jmst-pniu, naiiasomc
eebiiensnf plain and ornamental pennian-
: DEXNISON'S PATENT Hllll'PINO TAOS
Over !!CH) millions have been used within tho
past ten j ears, without eoinplnlnt ot loss by tag
1 becoming detuched. All Express Companies
I use them, Sold by Printers and Mntloners
I (II.OIIE PAl'Elt CO. EITLANI),
Jiines:idw,vtf Wholesale Agents.
I A HINT TO tlOEHEWIVES. HOW To KEEP
1 K1TUIIEN WAKE CLEAN AND IlltlOHT.
i Ever housewife of neat and tidy habits takes
I especial delight In keeping all the tin, copper
1 mill Iron wnre of her kitchen ns clean and
bright ns painstaking labfircan make them. A
pildelu this direction Is coi.iniendable, and ol
wavs meets the smiling approval of the '-t rant
man" who pays tho household bibs, llemember
that SAl'ol.lu Is the only thing on earth that
will make an old tarnished tin pan or a rusty
kettle shine ns lirlglitns new. And by the use
otKopollnlt Is tho quickest nnd easiest llilngln
the world to keep every ut' ii'll In a high Rtnie
of polish. Aug. -1. d.vii lw;
Arc n Is lor tliu J1Im.
II. I.. Stllsnn. ISennluglon.
II. 1'. Morgan, Walllngford.
Heibcrt Smith, Factory Point.
II. s.. Hard, Arlington.
M. H. Kelley, South Wnlllngford.
C. O. Pierce. East Clarendon.
E. .1. Carpenter, Hrnltleboro.
Ibbs k Co., Hrandon.
Deunlson brothers, ritlsfuril.
W.M. Day, Mjddlebtiry.
V. K. lioftonV'd'iarenuon.
D. I", l'eabody, l'lttsford.
Allien & Co., Mlddlebnrv.
II. E. Spencer, Sutherland Pulls.
.1. N. Haskell, Fnlrhaveii.
A. I.. Kellogg, cnstlcton.
c. ,1. (lllmore. West, ltutland.
L. .lohnson, West Haw-let.
W.s. Harnett, Mlddletown.
.lames nice, Pan let.
H K. l'nrmenter, Mech.inlcsillle.
D. llorton, Mount Holly.
W. W. Hlbbard, 1'oultney.
I". Ilolton, Danny 4 Corners.
William l'lerce, Danby
II. A. Carter, Henson.
VV. H. Hull, Wells,
o. I'. Woods, Hellows Fulls.
I'. 11. llobblns, Chester.
E. II. Allen, East W'alllngfcid.
Sherman brothers, Ludlow,
brown Clark, Chittenden
.f. I). I'urdv, Manchester.
S M Southard, Vergenues.
T O V E S
CELEHUATEI) FAISMEItS' AND MECHANICS'
COO K H T O V R S ,
WITH ELEVItAl ED OVENS,
lire now being made at the
PITT S F O It D 1' 1' It N A I' K .
Al-o four sles of
l.VT K J) Jl O A" .S T OVER.
These stoves, being made of the Pittsford
.-minimi ,1,1,1, ui uiii nisi nny oiner.Mov
mane, anil will lie sold ns low us stoics mnde
of hard coa Iron.
M) THE PUBLIC.
The Paln-Klllcr manufactured by Perry Davis
& Son, has won for Itself a reputation unsur
passed In medicinal preparations. Tho univer
sality of tho demand for tho Paln-Klllcr Is a
novel, Interesting, and surprising feature In
the history ot this medicine. Tho l'.iln-Kll!er Is
now regularly bold In large and steadily In
creasing quantities, not only to general agents
In every State and Territory of tho Futon, and
every l'rnvlnco In Drltlsh America, but to Uue
nos Ayres, brazil, Uraguay, Peru, Chill, nnd
other South American States, to tho Sandwich
Islands, to Cuba and other West India Islands j
to England and Continental Europo i to .Moam
bliiue, Madagascar, Zanzibar, and other African
land! to Australia and Calcutta, Knngoon and
other places In India. It has also been sent to
China, and wo doubt If thero Is nny foreign port
or any Inland city In Africa or Asia, which Is
irequcnied liy American and European mission
nrles, travelers or traders, Into which Ihe Pain-
Killer has not been Introduced.
Tho extent of Its usefulness Is another irrent
feutitru ot this remarkable medicine. It is nm
only tho best thing ever known, asoicrybody
will confess, for bruises, cuts, burns, etc., but
for dysentery nnd cholera, or any boi t of bowel
complaint, It Is n remedy unsurpassed for em.
clency and rapidity ot action. In tho great ell
les of llrlllsh India and tho West India Islands
ami oiner not climates, It has becomo tho stand
nrd liiedlclno lot nil such complains, ns well as
djspopsln, liver complaint, nnd oilier kindred
disorders. For coughs nnd colds, canker, nsth
ma and i heumatlo difficulties, It has been pnn cd
by tho most nbundnnt nnd convlnclm? trials
and testimony, to bo an Invaluable medicine,
Tho proprietors aro In nossesslnn of lciti.ru
from persons of iho highest character nnd
resiionslblllty, testifying In uncoiilvocal ternm
to tho cures effected and tho satisfactory re
sults produced, In an endless larlcty of cases
by tho use of this great medicine. That tho
rain-Killer Is deserving of all lis proprietors
ciaini lor u is amply proved by the unparalled
lupiunniy u nus atiaincu. it Is a sure nnd ef
fective rcinedv. It Is nnil In nlmnsf v
country In tho world, and Is becoming more nnd
more popular every ear. Its healing properties
have been fully tested all oier tho world and It
need only to lio known to bo prized.
"J " uruKBiaio. .lugllsm.dwlm
rpAGS. W o have now In stock nn nssort
X ment ot Denntson's Patent Direction
Lnbolsnnd Merchandlso Tags, which we will
sell at manufacturer's prices.
Wohavdalsoa good stock ot "Phillip's so
curlty Ilook-Tngs," a very convenient and ser
viceable article for merchants. Among its ad
vantages arc: (Ioods can bo more readily mark
ed than by any other means; tho tag Is so se
curely locked that It cannot becomo detached
from tlio goods; no chance of tho tag becoming
douched from tho hook; no points projecting
to tear other goods or your nngcrs. They nro
safe, strong and cheap. Call ana examlno
tufm. oi.obe PAritn oo.
i: m o v A L
' Dh. s,
imriDif csiauiisueu nimseii. permaueaiiy; in
Ilutlnnd, and tor the better conrentence or bis
patient, ho lias removed Ids ofJlc,; from the
Ilardtvcll House- to the
BAXTKIt NATIONAL BANK BLOCK,
where ho may ba consulted dally (except i rl-
days) free of charge,
omco hours 9 a. m. to 4 p. in. , ttid n to . p. iu ,
To thoe who may bi unacquainted with Hid
particulars of my practice, a brief explanation
might not bo unwelcome. During thu whole of
my professional career, lnyllme and attention
has been exclusively dovoted to the study and
Investigation of diseases of the KV F, EAR, NA
SAL CAVITV, TJihOAT, tUNO-l nftd CIIF-ST,
and derangements of tho NKIIVOUS HYSTKM.
My specialty embraces tho .eradication .of c'n
Dumpllon, Catarrh, TAron.' Ditftum, affections of
tho rVaf Organ, Atihma, and alWyrf'JiV
llrtmchlal and Vifmondry CenilanT;"'thii re
moval of lHafnt, IHntftarprt rrom the Ear, and
the treatment of alt diseases leading to (ltntral
ltltlflli,OT the lossor Impairment of Xtnw and
My office Is provided wth every practical Jin; J
jirmcmciii nuu uuvuihuku luuuueu ii) mi-uu-vanced
state of medical science for the relief of
human sufferlnsf. Patients coming under my
caro for treatment may expect lo recelw mery
benefit guaranteed by science, skill and a com
To Tits ITBLIC, I hale lo say that idijnot
consider It necessary at this time to preient, fo
your notice further testimonials of the success
of the new melhod of treatment 1 advocate.
Haling, during the past six months, irlien you
stnlements and reiiorts from Ihe most reliable
people In this image nnd .ilclnlty, should cer
tainly give those who nre still suffering con
Ildence enough to employ one who I no univer
tS" Consultation fire and terms within the
reach of ill.
Vnurs, etc., 1
S. IV- SMYTH, M. J.. .
Urns, MKDICINKS, CHEMICALS
P A T K N T M K 1) I O I N.E S
I.A1HIE Vf-OCK Jl'ST ItKCKIVKD
N o ,
CKNIKK MKKKr, ltl'TLAND, VK1IMONT
KltANCIH I'ENN A CO. .
CAHATOOA WATERS, All kinds, by
tj the bottle or Case, and Star Spring W ater
on draught at
FHANCIS FENN A CO'S.
OOCKET CLTI.P.RY nt
1. 1'. FENN A- CO'S.
TkR. -VIXEN'S DYSENTERY SYRUP.
XJ Will cure j ou. Try It
P. FENN.J: CO.,
1700T. BASE, REGULATION AND
. Itul.bor Halls and Clubs nt
F. FENN A. CO.
BOYS' TOYS, of all descriptions nt
F. FENN A C()S
r. vkn.v ft co'S.
rpRUSSES nnd SHOULDER BRACES
-1 "t F. FENN & CO'S.
rVOI.Ii CARRIAGES, HOYS' CARTS
V. FENN CO'S.
?VERY DAY BRINGS
S O M E T II I N.G X K W
.Ml thii'ie who wish can now hale
DELIVEKEI) AT TIll'.ll! HOMES,
SODA AND SARATOGA' WATERS,
CEI.EHItATEI) SIPHON DOTTI.K.,
As sparkling and ns pure asdrown'from tho
roi'NTAIN AT MV COl'NTEIt.
Call nnd examine (It ,vl'" "
U MERCHANTS"' Ap" Wi
ALBERT W. HIGGINS,
rjnVENTY DOLLARS REWARD
Will be paid for Ihe
DETECTION, AltllEST AND CONVICTION
of the person or persons who. wantonly and
maliciously, mutilated the stone erected to the
memory of my child in tho Catholic Cemetery
In this place.
UUffJiUU DANIEL CItON.VN.
XCPISSION TO SARATOGA J
ON THL'IISDAY, BEIT. 4, ISTll.
An Excursion trnln will leave ltulland on
Thursday September 4th, at r o'clock, n. m.,
gli Ing Excursionists nil tho day at Saratoga,
and leturnlng In thu eienlng leaving at s
o'clock. This will bo tho only opportunity of
ilsltlngthe grand watering placv of America,
at reduced rates of fare,
TICKETS FOlt THE HOUND TItIP, I1.S3.
Secure jour tickets eaily as thero will be a
Tickets for sale at J. 11. Meeker's Music Store.
Merchants' How, to Saratoga and return for
CABLE'S WATER PROOF
Oil. J1I.A CKTXa ,
HARNESSES, CAllltlAOK TOPS,
1IOOT8, SHOES, ETC.
Fits harnesios perfectly and prevents crack,
ing. Docs not fry out or gum tho surface.
Softens nnd preserves tho leathar. Excludes
tho water. Excellent for boots. Bhoes. c
. "Tivcs universal satisfaction,
N. C. MA1ICII, Mlddlebury,
TO DRY-GOODSMEN. GROCERY
MEN, HUTCIIKItH C.-We offer the lrg
est liuo ot wrapping I'apcrs. Paper Dags, Flour
Sacks and Twines, to lis round In the Bute,
llest quality manllla. best quality bogus man.
Ilia, nest quality straw paper, all sizes and'
weights. Heat quality paper bags and Dour
sacks warranted full size and full weights. No
scrimping. We handle these goods in large
quantities, and our prices are sa low as others,
aelllng same quality ot (roods, Send us on
OLOOS FAPZR CO,
CUT & SHERMAN
ilittj YAIIIIS A.MKII10AN ASH I u in i ,
Mv. lojo, .lOJe. lo;.
coo YAJtm 4-1 MTIIJI'ED AND ltd Ol i
- ' CAM H It I C V
IS cents, reduced from weeni
lug MXKN St-'ITS, WIHTi: SLITS,
In Musltn and Victoria bawn, ts to to lo o
mm T "& 'Hit RUM AS
Offer. the most elegant variety - r u
- . ti.t 'A V K f) O O I) s
In How England, at extremely low prii 1
Of all kinds, reduced to-da.
- 1'AIIASOLS, ladies; AND UIIIDHEN'S,
Opened new to-day, very handsome and cheno
HURT'S NEW YORK SIIOHS.
ThLi shoe Is worn icry extcnilvoly In Now
York city, and tstno best, cheapest and hand
soraest shoo in America.
BUIIT 4 HIIEItMAN
.Offerllifflairgestal'iJ best varied m Drj r.
nnd, have tho best lighted and l o-"
Sales-room Jn Vermont.
, , Ji'UHT & HIIPHM W
Hullanil', July is,'is;3. m. '.
HINfl (lOODS. HPRINO Minn
KINSMAN i Iios-.
Wish to say lo the public lh.il tin li.i
open for Inspection the -best 1-ti-. -(foods
IIOSIEUY, nrm'Ks. ...
All Cle-filM line ol
-S1I.K AND WOOL I'dl'l r.
M'TTEUICK'S CKLEIIHATKD I'Vi i I.I.N
Cnl nnd evninlne our new lln
Vuiu resp ci i
KINSMAN .. Ims-i
No. s Merchants' How. liuil.m i
Whulesalc and Eetnll D.-.d.-i
I'll I! E 1 (I N A N 11 DO Ml-.s , n
' ' DRY GOODS,
FANCY HOODS, NOTIONS ,.( .,
Ill Mere-limits' I!ow, IMitlnnil, Venn,
We lnillo especial attention nr all nei .,
ilsltlng Kutlaiid, or persons In pursuit of t in
best place to buy goods In our line to our ,io. k,
which embraces the principal Maple i m tin
senson. IT l Ol'l! MM
To keep (.ullstanlll III Mock
ncry department worthy of Ihoattinimii ol
persons in pursuit of Dry (ioods.
ur mock is seiectea with great can .nm
marKca nt prices to tu v convsnoml uiih n
We have now on hand specialties in
DOMESTIC DRY (,i,(.,l-.
fiLOVES, 110SIEI1Y, consul's
And In fact we have bargains n , i -n ., n.
KID OI.OVES, ,;. i.ro, i.js, uo. i,
C. A. PAIIKHUnST, i CO.
Eutland, August II, 1m7.1.
S A L E
A Hrst-class safe lire and burglar proof cun,
blncd-ono of "Herring's Patent Champion," .
perfect working order. W ill be wild for le
lumi 1,3 1 i-ui
Apply nt tho Haxter N
O. It. DOTTt M.
S A h"v7
T? O It
The subscriber has .i cin. ,,,,-..,,., . ...
rr!?,',mtt. complete outni for manufacturlm,
fSS','1.!'"?" "? wm. hen ,or "s than one-hali
me original cost. Also, ono heavy Truck W
gon.i cry cheap; and ono pair or Double Worl.
(1EO. W. CHAPLIN, .In.,
ltutland. May sa.
i' .ncrciiani.s uu
Hi SMI f.
8 A LEV
Mj house on the corner of Main and Wnsliln
ton street with or without the two houses mi.
Also a desirable garden lot on the south end
M A I N S T It E E T ,
containing nbout llftycholco fruit ireets.
Mils. E. W. Ill NTOON
Eliqutro of c". V. Huntoon, nt
juivdtf 1-VXD0X '"-stops.
Tho subscriber oners for sale the
HOUSE AND LOT, 21 C'OTTAOE STHEI-T.
Corner William street.
House Is In good repair, contains H rooms, gns
caffica'r"0 'l01WS' '"
thtK?tdIeisr?iUnimiro vm ,0W "
Possession given at any time,
Rutland, Juno d 1ST8.
C. H. roiuiES.
BOOK BINDING. We aro now readv
to receive orders tor nil kinds ot work. "
(1LOI1B l'APElt CO,