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VERMONT WATCIIMAN & STATE JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY, JUNE
Sffnlchmmi & gjomnnl
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 1833.
Tiaiis-$1,00 ner year, atrlcllj In ndvancoi or $2.50 If
not fald wltliln three months.
Tlic Vcnnoiit Wnlulimnn.
iaTAiu.isiiKi) in 180(5.
Tho career of a nowspapor whoso origin
Was contomporaueoua wlth tho formation
o sooioty in tliis country and which has
eutvivod tho changcs o titno lo tho pres
ent day, is a bodily representation" of tho
history of tho couutry. Tho rudo hand
press of Franklin tho rnarvelous mechan
ical creations which prlnt tho inodern
nowspapor; tho stintedsheet, meagor con
tents and restrlcted clrculation of tho
primitivo journals tho ouinipresont rural
weekly and tho gigautio cditlona of tho
metropolitan daily, aro counterparts of
state and national growth and develop
ment. Such a newspaper ia also tho
stato's and tho Natlon's history. In tho
retrospect of its pages tho post horse and
evory primitivo thing disappears. Its col
utnna of growing atnplitudo attest tho
course of discovery, invention, achiove
ment. Tho advent of tho railway, tho
birth of tho inland tolegraph, tho layiug
of ooeanic cables, tho discovery of tha tel
ephone aro blfzjned on its pages in stir
ring head lines, celebrated in leading arti
clea and instantly put to exacting servioo
to swell its columna with tho nowa, tho
doings, tho sayinga of uien in overy corner
of tho civilized world.
At its post auiong tho green hilla, Tue
"Watciiman has been tho spectator and
tho recorder of tho beginning and tho
growth of tho national greatness, tho riso
of tho mountaiu land of Ethan Allen to
its high rank in tho growing sisterhood of
statea and to its long and prond pre-enii-nenco
in tho councils of tho Nation. Du'r
ing this period it has itself developed
from tho diminutive hand-printed Pnu
cunson, desoribed in tho historical tkstoh
in another column, to a large quarto edi
tion, tho produot of steara and dexterous
machinery. With pardonable pride it re
members that it has borne somo humble
part in working out tho destiny of tho
atate, that its past conduotors have been
identified with the state'a history, honored
by the people of the stato, and that one
has been its repreaentative in tho national
congress. Tho successor to so niuch
worth and distinction is not unmindful of
the responsibility of hls poaition. He
will not repose upon the fame of hia pred
ecessor. It is his ambition to hand
The "Watciiman down to his successor,
with its good namo unimpaired and its
repntation enhanced, if possible, by faith
ful and effectivo service rondered to every
good cause local, state or national.
. The increasincr circulation and the trrow-
ing demand for spaee have made the on
largement of Tue Watciiman an imper
ative necessity. In making up its pages
the rights of readers and the demanda of
advertisers have frequently come in sharp
collision. The increase in size has been
undcr consideration fora year past. Soine
montha ago plana for the change were
completed and active preparations begun.
The enlargement involves very great ad
ditional ezpenso and will inuch enhance
the value of the paper to all classes of
readers, yet the subscription price will
remain the same as horetofore.
The best prospectus of the new Watch-
jian is its weekly issues for the past.
Nothing which can be said at this time
can materially change tho verdict to which
the record of the paper itself has neces
sarily contributed, and no assurancea
which may be giveu for the future can
have weight except as the course of tho
paper in the past shall juatify assurances
and inapire confldence. Founded in tho
early timea of the atate, its continued ex
istence, proaperous and influential in local
and stato affairs, is due ttf the confldence
it has inspired by its rigid adherence to
principle, its chanipionahip of right, its
bold advocacy of ineasures ailecting the
general welfare, its condemnation of
wrongs and abuses of overy kind, and to
the cleanness and high charactor of ita
contents. It3 accuracy in suminarizing
the local and genoral nows, and ita fidelity
in representing the iutereats of the times,
have gained for it the relianco of the peo
ple of the atate,. In theae eaaential oilicea
of a good newapaper tho papor will be en
terprising and progressive.
The farra will hold the front rank in
tho columna of The Watciiman. While
not diatinctively an agricultural paper, it
will continue to devoto a large share of ita
spaee to Vermout's leading industry. In
tho quality of its contributiona to tho
comruon atock of knowledgo upon farm
Bubjects, in the intelligeuco and practical
character of ita treatineut of matters di
rectly aifecting tho proapority of every
Vermont fariner, The Watciiman, it ia
confidently maintained, ia far in advance
of any journal specifically devoted to tho
various branchea of farming. Dr. Hoa
kins, the editor of the agricultural depart
ment, is widely recognized as an authority
in all matters relating to tho farm. An
able and au acute writer and a learned
geutleman, he is alao an original thinker
and a shrewd observer. lo theae charac-
teristics ho adds the decisive quality of
practical experience. His recommenda-
tions aro drawn from or teated by experl
enco on his own acres, and his writings
and suggestions have therefore a value
entirely boyond the produotiona of the
professional agrioultural writer, or of men
less scrupuloualy honeat and conscientioua
in all that they do or say. Tho value and
eflicienoy of this departinent will be fully
In the advocaoy of thoae thinga which
have to do witllreal progreaa in tho state
and which affect the people at large, Tue
Watciiman will continue to take an iu-
dependcnt and fearleas stand, animatod
by a sincero doairo to follow tho right and
to rcspeot tho rights and convictions of
othofa. The family circle, the children,
the causo of morality, temperanco and ro
llgion will be remembered from week to
wcek, and something which ia frcsh, in
structivo and clevating will bo carofully
selectcd fo,r theae esaontial parisof a well
balanced weekly journal. In Btato and
national politica The Watciiman will bo
Kepublican, supporting progreasive and
reformatory moaaures, and deraanding for
ollico men whoao capaclty, fidelity and ex
perience glvo tho strongest assuranco of
eflicacious and faithful performance of
duty. In all things, in all ita depart
ments, syatematic and unintormitting ef
forta will bo mado to render The Watcii
man such a papor as will win its way in
tho communities of the state.
History, it issaid, ruakes haste to record
great deed?, but often neglects good onos.
The founding of The Watciiman, as the
end proves, may be rightfully accounted a
good, if not a great deed, and as such it is
fitting at this time that history should
record in these columna tho origin and
development of a newspapor which for
moro than three-fourtha of a contury has
borne no inconsiderablo part in tho aifairs
of Vermont. Many papers representing
various phaaes of public opinion, or repre
senting merely the struggle of individuala
for fame, fortuno, or for bread, camo into
oxiatence in the early times of the atate.
Most of these by their fato demonstrated
oither the lack of any adequate reason for
their existence or proved the inauflicioncy
of the mentalor financialcapacityof their
projectora. Only in a rare inatance or
two has a Vermont jonrnal established
previous to The Watciiman or for many
years afterwards, como down to tho prea
ent day. The Vermont Journal waa ea
tablished at Windsor in 17S3 by Hough
& Spooner, and for many years was called
Spooner's Vermont Journal. Undergoing
aovoral chaugea in proprietorship it was
isauod uninterruptedly till 1835, when,
underthe o wnership of the vetoran printer,
Simeon Ide, who is atill living at Clare
mont, N. II., the publication ceased.
Sub8equeutly The Spirit ofSevcnty-Slx and
The Vermont Times were atarted at Wind
sor the former in 1837-8, tho latter in
1811 but each expired after a brief ex
istence. In 1SM, after a suspenaion of
nine years, Charles Merrifield revived tho
Vermont Journal, beginning a new series
in the enumeration of ita issues. In point
of fact it was a new publication under an
old name. Its present volume number is
thirty-eight. It is published in quarto
form by A. Butler, Marsh O. Perkins,
Ilugh Gilohrist and Fred Sargent, under
the corporate name of the Journal Com
pany. The first number of the Rutland
llerald, a weekly paper founded by S. & S.
Williams, waa issued December S, 1701,
and has been published continuously to the
preaent day. It ia now a large eight-col-umn
publication, in form an eight-page
quarto. It haa been owned by the Tuttle
family aince 1850, who, since 1801, have
published a daily edition. A. II. Tuttle,
connected with the paper since 1S05, ia
AVith tho hiatory of tho Vkiimont
Watciiman and State Jouknal, the
liueal descendant in an unbroken line of
the first newspaper published in Mont
pelier, this sketch ia chiefly concerned.
The Rutland Herald alone ia its seuior
among living Vermont newBpapors. As
nearly as the chronology of eventa can be
fixed the paper's birthday was Friday,
November 14th, 1800. Its progenitor was
Kev. Clark Brown, a Unitarian minister,
and his offapring was prophetically chris-
tened The Precuksok. It is not known
that a copy of the first issue is in exist
ence, but copies of issuea a few weeka
later, we are told, are in the hands of a
former Montpelier citizen, a collector of
antiquarian curiosities. Mr. IJrown was
the first stated minister settled in Mont
pelier. He waa hired in 1805 by voto of
tho town to preach one year at 3 a Sun
day and such perquiaitea as migbt be de-
nved from marriages, extra aermons, etc.
Differeuce of opinion on theological ques
tiona aud in relatiou to Mr. Brown's real
piety bred discord between paator and
people. Chroniclera of oveuts of that
period say that the people were uegligont
about attending church, that the settlers
were in the habit o pasaing Sunday in
horao racing aud kindred aports, that Mr.
Brown preached a spirited sermon against
the short-cominga of tho membera of his
flock, that they were cffended at his plain
uess of apeech and that at the expiration
of Bix months they paid him for tho full
term of his engagement and discbarged
him. Mr. Brown remained in Montpelier
and, as narrated above, began tho publi'
cation of The FitKcuitsou. Of pre
cisely what the paper was to be the fore
runuer does not distinctly aprear. Tho
aignificance of the namo ia involved in
obecurity. Its author may have intended
to mako it a mild beginning of the ulti
raate end of a community given over to
Sabbath breaking; or the name may
have been tho expression of a hopo and
purposo to accomplish through its columna
tho evaugelization which tho editor in hia
pulpit miniatrations had failod to accom
plish ; or, foreaoeing tho future career of
his humble sheet, in the truo spirit of
prophecy ho may have choaen its name,
But whatever may have been tho purpose
or tho aspirations of tho editor, oither the
unhappiness of the pastoral reh'tion pur
aued him in his newspaper labors and
rendered them abortivo, or for some other
good reaaons, in tho summer of 1807, a
few months after ho published the firat
number, he sold the paper to Samael
Goss, who with Amos Farley under the
finn name of Goss & Farley, had published
the Green Mountairi Patriot at Poacham
ainco 1708, which was discontinued in
Mareh, 1807. Mr. Brown after tho salo
of hia paper wont West and died thoro.
When tho first numbor of The Pjiecuiisok
was published undor Mr. Goss proprietor
ship does not concluslvely appear. M. D.
Gilman, Eaq. of Montpelier is tho possossor
of a copy of tho iesuo of Friday, .Tuly
21th, 1807, volumo one, number thirty-six,
which boars tho name of Samuel Goss,
publisher. It is a stained and timo-worn
folio, with four column pages eloven
inchcs wido by soventeen in lengtb, and
type of tho style of tho olden days. Its
columna contain somo foreign news, tho
interesting and cxciling character of
which in thoso times waa imparted by the
wara of Napolcon. It has news of na
tional affairs. Of stato news thoro is
none, and the adrortisemonta aro the only
local foaturo of interest. Tho " editorlal "
ia in relation to tho British attack upon
the United Statea frigate, Chesapeake.
From tho fact that no mention is mado
in this number of tho change in proprietor
ship, it ia reasonablo to suppoao that Mr.
Gosa' purchaae was previous to this issue.
Some titno after tho date of thia number,
probably about December 1, 1807, Mr.
Gosa changed tho name to The AVatcii-
man and increaaed tho size of tho pages
to twelve inches by eighteen inchcs. Tho
oldest known copy of tho paper after its
re-christening, dated December 18, 1807,
Volumo two, Number fifty-Boven, is in pos
seaaion of tho Vermont Historical Society.
Its contents aro of the same general char
acter as the isauo of The PiiKCunsou
ust deacribed. In 1810 Mr. Goss sold to
Ezekiel P. Walton and Mark Gosj, who
published tho paper under the firm namo
of Walton & Goss till 1810 or 1817, when
Mr. Walton became sole proprietor. In
1822, he increased tho size of tho pagea to
fourteen inches by twenty-one inches.
Only an occaaional copy of theso early
numbers ia in existenco. Tho vermont
Historical Society has a copy of tbe issue
of November 21, 1815, of August 10, 1817
and of October 10, 1821. In the latter,
under a cut of a load of hay, appears the
germ of an agricultural department. The
burthen of ita discourae ia an exhortation
to thrift in farming and timely direc
tiona for purifying muaty cider barrels.
The much mooted questions of butter
globulea and deep setting, silos and ensi
lage, phosphates and kindred matters, had
not become disturbing elementa in the
peaceful courae of agriculturo in thoso
days. Or, if they had, the purityofthe
cider barrel was the leading issue. Either
in a spirit of rivalry or possessed of a no
tion that the consequence of a newspaper
was determined by its length of title, in
June 1820 the proprietor gave tho paper a
thirdchristening under the formidable ap-
pellation of the Vermont "Watciiman and
Statk Gazettk. The appendage, State
Gazette, seems to havo been a new cre.v
tion, and not a title gained by conquest or
abaorption. In 1830 an anti-mason paper
called The State Journal, established in
Montpelier in 1831, was absorbed by the
The Watciiman. Tho paper then re
ceived its fourth christoning and was
thenceforth known as the Vermont
Watciiman and State Jouknal. Elia-
kim P. Walton, a son of the proprietor,
became associated in the ownership of the
consolidated papers, and in 1853 he be
came aole proprietor. Jauuary 1, 1SG8,
J. &. J. M. Poland succeeded Mx. Walton,
and Jauuary 1, 1880, Joseph Poland was
sola ownor. Tho present proprietor fol-
lowed Mr. Poland, and took possession
April 1, 1SS2. The paper retained the folio
form and was onlarged from time to time
till ita pages, previous to this issue, reached
the size of twenty-one inchea by thirty
inches. It now undergoes the most radi
cal change it has ever experienced. It
takes on the eight page quarto form, its
pages are pasted and trimmed, and the
paper folded by apecial machinery. The
greatly enlarged apace will adrnit of many
desirablo chaugea aud many much needed
improvements, of which tho paper from
week to week will be ita own best expon
ent. The recorda show that The Watcii
man is tho true patronymic of tho paper.
Vermont is its eaaential prenomen, and aa
The Vermont Watciiman it will hore
af ter be diBtinguiBhod. In practice, the lat
ter half of its late cumberaome appellation
haa long been ignored, and, in adopting
eimply ita hiatorio aud time-honored name,
fianction is merely givon to popular usage.
To indicate its lineage and to mark tho
identity of tho now with the old, tho
deaignation the paper has borne for forty-
aevon years will be perpetuated in the
date lines at tho top of the insido pages.
The Watciiman begins the new ora of
ita existence with atrong asaurauces from
high and diversa quarters aud higheat
among them, from the people that at
thia stago of its xistence it has some'
thing besidea its yeara to count. Like
the youth, approved by Cicero, that had
someuijng ot tno old man in him, it
oheriahes the belief that at the age of
8eventy-seven " tho old man " has aoine
thing of tho youth.
The editor oxpressea hia obligationa to
the Bibliography of Vermont, by Marcua
D. Gilman of Montpelier, and to the cour-
tosy of tho author peraonally, for intoreat
ing particulars relating to tho early his
tory of JTiik Watciiman. From the oir
cutnstance that historiana of tbe early
Vermont press unlformly prefix "Ver
mont " to the early titles of this paper,
" tho truth of history " requiros tho state
ment, from tho evidence of the papers
themselves, that tho original namos
were as stated in our historical akotcli,
Tiik PnKCOitaou, and eubaequontly, Tiik
Timothv Kklly, the fifth and last of
tho Phoeatx-Park assassins, was hanged
in Kilmalnham jail, Dublin, on Saturday,
For montha past tho nogotiatlona re
lating to tho acttlemont of tho great rail
way litigation in thia stato havo alter-
nately advanced and receded, at times
givlng proraiso of speedy consummation
and again disappointing hopes that had
been raised. At a apecial moeting of tho
Btockholders of tho Vermont & Canada
railroad at Bellows Falls, Friday of last
week, tho plan of reorganization was rati
fied by thom and tho last aerious obstaclo
in the way of consolldation removed. Tho
facts relatlve to tho organization of tho
Consolidated llailroad Company of Ver
mont have previously been given in The
Watciiman. Tho Consolidated proposos
to issue 37,000,000 in bonds, some four
and one-ualf milliona in exchango for
trust bonds at par, ono million to oxtin
guish three million dollars of Vermont
& Canada stock and ono million to retiro
the floating debt of the trust. Tho offi
cora of tho Canada company aro author
ized to execute a mortgage to aecure the
payraent of these bonds, the company
assents to and approvea of the execution
of thia raortgage, and conveyB to the new
company its railroad and franchiao, and
whatever title or interest it may have in
the Vermont Central, discharging overdue
renta. Tho consolidated company con
veya its railroad proporty in trust to tho
Amorican Loan and Trust company, sub-
ject to the payment of the rent of the Rut
land road. Tho bonds aro to bo deposited
with tho Truat company and proviaion is
made in caso of default of payment of the
bonds or tho interest. Tho agreement to
tho plan of organization seems to have
been substantially unauimous on the part
of tho holders of the trust bonds and of
tho Vermont & Canada stock. Tho Cen
tral Vermont company agreos with the
various security holders to uso its best
endeavors to carry tho plan into exocu
tion. It may run the roads under a lease
or contract, guaranteeiug the interest on
the bonds, but thia courso ia not yet de-
cided upon. Tho plan also provided for
the iasurance of 8750,000 of preferred cap
ital stock of tbe new company, in ex-
change for first and second Vermont Cen
tral mortgago bonds, on the basis of
twenty per cent of tho faco value of tho
first and ten per cent of the second mort
gago bonds. This atock is the basis of tho
consolidated organization and the pay
ment of dividends upon it ia conditioned
upon the earning. From the early daya
of their chartera the Vermont Central and
the Vermont & Canada have been in
volved in fiuancial embarrassment, and
for more than a quarter of a century iu
costly aud exhausting litigation. By thia
arrangement, now aecure against aerious
disturbance, the proporty of both roads is
released from the embarrassinents which
havo frittered away their earnings aud
distracted the attention and efforta of
their managera. The ability which haa
brought the roads up amid all the warring
of the past years to their present splendid
condition in reapect to busineas and equip
ment, will now be able to devote its un
hampered energies to the sole and legiti
mate work of railway mauagement, and
great good must come to all the parties
intorested and to the atate through whose
length and breadth the roads pass.
a distant note oi tue coming preai-
dential contest ia heard from Ohio. Thia
is the year in which Ohio elects a governor.
In the tidal wavo of last falUhe atate was
swept from her republicau moorings. In
a square test of political strength Ohio
has always been republicau. There is no
doubt that she is atill republican. So the
meeting of the republican state conven
tion a week ago for the nomination of
candidates for the stato oilices was a sig-
nificant event, as tho reault of the cam-
paigu thus begun will bear more or less
directly upon tho presidential campaigu.
The convention was an entirely harmou-
ious and a very enthusiastic assembly,
Senator Sherman presided and was re-
ceived with applause which showed that
the veteran atatesman held no second
rank In tho popular esteera. Judge J. B.
Foraker of Cincinnati was nomiuated,
Senator Sherman frankly and firmly do-
clining to be a candidate. Judge Foraker
is a young man of recognized ability and
high character. The nomination and the
spirit in which it waa made inaure har-
mony, " a long pull aud a atrong pull " by
the republican team, and presages victory
in October. The platform makea the
tariff queation aud the local queation of
taxing the liquor trilli: tho icain issues,
On the tariff questiou the declaration is
explicitly for a protcctivo tariif, aud
equally explicit against a tariff for rov
enue only. It oveu asks for a rostoration
of tho wool tariff o 1807. A national
bureau of labor atatistica ia called for.
Tho administration of President Arthur
is approved for its wiadom and conser-
SrniNOFiKLu Kki'Uiilican : " Edmunds
ia the only man who has made gains aud
ho becomos moro and more prominent the
noarer the republicaua como to a realiza
tion of their need. Although ho coines
from a aafe and.auro state, ho has the vaat
advautago of uover haviui sought the
place, and beiug above reproach in hia
career, of haviug been right on all the
great issues, and having beeu the center
of no faction aud quarrols. Iu availabil
ity he must take the first place, as being
ablo to unito the faotious of New York
republicaua and being acceptable to tho
party as a wholoin other atates. Elmuuds
Is probably the only republican who cau
carry JNew loris.
Ciiioaoo Hkhai.d: "Tho Hartford
Daily Timea, haa joined the ranks of sen
siblo uewsnapora and out ita page dowii
, from blanket size to that of the Herald.
Tho time is past wheu people oaro to
sproad their newapaper on thefhoraud
1 reatl it wltu tue am ot a moyoie.
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Orlirs'.John (! 46 29
I (Iravej!. Ollman 47 74
Tho antl-niDFionlc nnntnntlnn
Cnnitnl Ilall. Tucsdav evenlnir.
min proceeaon 10 cirry ont .1 jroj
VOtCd tO tho Unm.laklnir nf tlm nllr.
tlesot FCcrGtnucletlnn In rrnnnrnl niul n
ln pattlcular, tho oxposurq of tho bi
lluonco ot such ortmnlz.itl
and Natlonnnd tho te-estnbllaliins of n
masomc narty to toform tlie ov IU nf
ppcakors complainad, At tlio Tucaday ovcn"
nieeung iv, u. Jitiicy ol Worcopter, Mbss., iii
0.11 Bxiiijaura oi 1110 seciots ol tlio appron
ttco mason," and Uer. J. I, Ilarlow, of Wllll-
mantlC. UOIin.. lolluwod wltll n nluirt n.Urm.
gl'lpg Bomo porsoml oxperienco In roform
CMIlParlftV ttinrnlnt. n narmnnnnf n.i.. J...
tion was ofTected, and olIlcerM olected ns fol
lows: Preatdeut, Itev. V. lt. Ulrd of St. Johns-bnryjvioe-proildent,
D. C. Farlsof Woot Uar
netj setrotary and treaaurer, C. X. Potter of
i;riueiro; siaio ngent nna ecctctary, O. (j.
Ilatler. Renprnl .1. U' Plmliw i.f lirniiii.,.r
addresced the convention on the pnnt nntl-ma-sonlc
record of Vermont as compatod wlth tho
preaont stuus. Ile revlewed the lilstory of tho
etato undr rto succesglve terms of the antl
masonlo Rovotnorand xtated that tho stronRent
lawn thon pnssed forblddlnR tho admlnlnterlnB
Of masonic onthi wnrn atill nn tlin uiatnm lmnlr
ZuvintiLTS, ",' th0 Kf 'oni, 1 K&M
lodge Is avlolatlonof oxlstlng Iaws. Hls ad-1 Drew. o. w.' ctate ' .
aress was a uuter arraignmont of the polltl- 1 Kvn, M. 0 31 .M
cians, and eaptclallv Vermont'H delepatlon In 1 A1" "
congross for BiibjervlencytoiuaBonry. TheVer-
IUUUI IVUIBlAlurocnmn ln rnr irqarinrnnf rhn rrnn
eral deniinclatlon tor all(!!?firl ln nf nmlulnn 1 Kal, llorace...... 147 14
andcommlflslon. 1'l,nrVr. imm n,a,.i.a ? JI
D.nuniwiut, iu mi Liix, urancnes 01 its Kovern-
mcui ia iiio uegecernto tooi oi tno masonlc
lodgea. The general h undoubtedly slnceio ln
li 1.1 hollefa and honeat In hia ?nmnoa l,nr
eandorand charlty comirel an expression of
.no ujjiuiuu iuiii 1113 iiuna uas uecorao morulu
on this BUbleCt. Ile S.IW th'jllM tlirntmh m.
dlum that grossly dlatorts them. o man of
sound mlud aud cloar iindaratanding will
crodlt lilj oxtravneant Btatomenw.
in hib auernoon KOV. U. U. t.lrla unnlrnnn I Orave. llarveyj.
libf'in.? CthVVcn!'"ll 80Cie-1 !!ra?rs:a0nc.v--e.ute:::::::::::::: :: ::
tlea, hnu Kev. 1:. u. llallev on "The an.rfita u. ,..,,.. i.i,.ri,.it.M m .v.
of tho Odd Fellows." Heaolutionaweroadfnted liiw.Eben H 87 33
embodylng tho convictions of tbe conventltn. ! c"ry' I'?.,,,ra.i i .,; M
Wedneadav ovenlns Kev. J. L. lUrlow dla. ' W' llmoll,y il S!
cuased tho clalma of masonry. 'lliero was not, 1 iintchinV, ji'ariha w"."".'"!"."!! 10445
IiesaiU, IIIO seiUDlaUCO OI beueVOlence ln the '"cnry, narvey an.i .iiary j-.ua
lnatitutlon. Kroni tiratto laat It waa baaed on I iC''ey; 'f.?.?",
.1 . ll ..11 . 1 . 1 J. V 1 'cnivm. ... . . . .
Butuauueai. uy (luuiaiiun irom miiaonic au-
thora. ho maintained that they recard tho order
as of dlvluo origin. The rellgion was theiam,
not (jlulstlanlty. Chriat ia excludcd from
" blue lodge" maaonrv and even in tho KnlL-ht
Tomplar degrcea he ia accorded no plnco of
honor. Kev. E. I). Balley unvelled " Tho Se
creta of tlio Master Mason," including the al-
lesea "iuram adii tracedv ln wlilcli tho
vundidato ia sald to be killtd and raiaed from
The headnuartera of thia movement for New
Kugland are at Worcester, Mass., where a tea
retary of tho national aocioty la permanently
located. The lecturer elected for Vermont,
Mr, O. C. lUHey, is expected to travel over the
etate lecturing, ecattering the llterature of the
assoclatlon aud perfecting the organization of
towna and counties.
The attendauco waa verv llcht. If the ntib- 1 Mouitan, Caivm
. .1... ..L. ."- 'lt... . I Mnr.u llomfln.
11c jmccsisibv ior tuo luiuriu wincii luq nrniorri 1 r:v.,.v..v.
of the occaaion nec forth with so many hnrd
namea and wlth so much extravagance of Ihu
guage is to bo gaugod by tho degree of popular
lntereat nianifosted in the convention, thoro can
hardly be any occaaion for thia movement. 1'er
hapa half of their hearera were luombrs of ne
cret societlea, many of them maauns, curloua
to kuow in what eatlmatiou they wero held by
anti-maaona and anxloua to learn by what
tneans their aunlhllation waa to be undertaken.
Were wo a raaaon. which wo aro not. and could
be arouaed by such phllipics ns wero hurltd
agalust tho brotherhood of tho raystic tie ln
thia convention to a tulHcient degree of antag
anlam to rotort. v& could nak no moro efTftntlr n
moana to dlacreu t tue men wuo are active m l-iiVonTniiiV.Von:: w 5
thia movement, than to publish wlthout com- I imioiiton, a. j). anu wifo w
ntearna, Anrora t
MeArna, hamuel t 74 73
Stra, 0. W. anil Cyntlila 44 uu
.otnervlUe, Juevu 21, 00
Hheple, James b 13S bo
Sirntli, Krank '
.S111III1, IMn 1'
Mplcer, Y. II. antl wlfe 36 so
Heabury, E. r. and Jolm (2 34 00
StockweJl, O. A 26 71
Mowell, rt. II
Sliaw, Knietlno 1
Turuoy, .Maitlii 26 V)
Towu, C, II 73 60
Town, Martha A 3S uil
Taylor, I'rauk II 30 (W
1houipon..JoPfph bl uo
Whteler. Jcwel-h S 46 lu
11'alU, l.orell I) 37 UO
Walln, Zenaa Bl S4
Jlopkltu, lMnlel anil wlfe 110 l j
,iacKiiian,jiin 102 jo
Jones, Marali, and C. 1'. ilurray 37 70
1 .Tolyii, (ieo. 1 29 00
.Jansa, Ueury 06 85 -
KulKht, JI. .V 11J 27
Keele, DarUI, and John,and James.. 4100
I Lyon, Chauiey 40 70
I I.yon, Cliancey, and T. A.Murray. .. 33 00
l.ure, A. 11. and Carollne 31 01)
I Landt. Amanda is 3.5
Moody,athanlel 213 7fl
1 Moodv. KlLtia....
1 Moody, lleorge Y
Mooily, JuUlu W
j Mooriy, HtHirge i
Moody. E. 11
1 Morae, lrilman
I Marahall, 1'. K..t W.K
lontgomery, tieorgo K
I Murray, a, i
Merrtam, Ilannah F
Noble, F M. andwlle...
Newuall, AlttrnaH 45 tt.5
Nattonal LtfeliiauranceCo 30 uo
(jniiHby, t.wzA A
l'lxley, Jtillu V,
l'reacott, Kinnu K 34 00
l'reacoit, 1. J 32 00
, l'reacott, Lyinan 29 00
I'arker, Jotin U 41 23
, l'reston, lianlei, .Ir 32 50
l'ratt, liavldand wlfe 30 S5
l'rlde, Aiiiaaa'aMtaie 41 uo
Itaudall, l ieorn" W 373 40
Kandall, (lo. W. iCw. W. Wallace, So 00
Kollncm, C. C. aud .Mary J .53 51
I ltiwell, Ktlian A 4120
Uoberts.Luke J 25U0
KoblnHon, Noah bl P6
IttMilngton, Joel .53 97
ment, their lrratlonal and Intemperate apeoches.
Orange Connty Court.
Ilon. Johu W, Uowell, preaidlng judge; Hon.
Divld ChaDman and Ilon. Jnaenn Tibbetta.
aasiatant judgos; Lyman U. Hlnckloy, clerk;
J. K. Darllng, BtatPlt attorney; Luke l'ariah,
sheriff; Johu II. Mimins, reporter.
The June term of thia court convened at
Chelsea at ten o'clock, a. ji., Tuesday, JuneOth.
Aiter prayer uy ltev, narvey euster 01 tue
Methodiat Kpiscoiiat churcb, the organizition
of the grand and petlt jurora waa proceeded
wltu. 1110 lollowlng numea were called and
recpondedto, except tlioaolndlcated inbracketa.
Walla, o. K.
Urand Jiirora.-Btadford, II. C. McUuffee; fVai
Braintree, Wm. Farnsworth; llrooklield. fW.
A. Kobmnaj; uueisea, nw. 1.. uiuircniu und
W. II. II. liallj Corinth, J. M. Uoe; Fairlee, II.
K. Alheej Xewbury, .lohn Bailey; Orange, K. I
U. Camp; Kandolpli, Gilhert Tilsou and J K. 1
Clovelaud, Jr ; Strafford, IKathan B. Cobbl; 1
Thetford, Solon JI. Smith; Topiham, J. 1'.
Tabor; Tunbridge, Xathaniel 11. Austin; Wash
ington, W. 1'.. wortnly; ersture, uacar lieck- .
with aud S. B. Darliug; Williamstown, J. M. !
Baaa; West Fairlee, A. II. bouthwortk.
Pettt Juni. Bradford. fE. C. Johnson!
and Charlea Jonea; Braintree, Amasa W.
frerry and iueorge t. amitnj; iirooKnem, joei
A. Whitney and Barton A. Flint; Chelsea,
George II. Bacou and John Allen; Corinth,
WlUMiu rapnn ana (J. J isuck; i-airiee, 11. w.
Uavls and 11. D. Moore; Newbury, Wllliiim
W. Brock, Jr., and George Kmerson; Orange,
Wilbur Cutler and Klfred X, Cutler; Ka'udolph,
II. S. Booth and I.. W. Kdson; Strafford, Noah
I'oweia and Ellaha II. l'reacott; Thetford, J. F.
llosford and II. Cummlngs; Topsham, G. A.
Currler and John Wllley; Tunbridge, A. J,
Willa and Jamea T. Kobiuson: Vershire, W.
F. Darling and W. Derby ; Washington, O. K.
Kniery aud T. i. S. Thurber; West Fairlee, S.
O. Southworth and Cyrus N I.yon; Williams
town, J. B. Seaver and G W. lllancbard.
Two talesmen woro called on the grand jury.
Mr. John Bailey of Xewbury was appoiuted
foremau of tho grand jury. Mr. Bailey, it may
be remembered, waa the olllcer who arrested
the B irre bank robbera, and a more competout
olllcer than he never fllled the posltion ot shei
HT of Orange county.
Ilia houor,Judge Uowell, charged tho graud
and petlt jurora lu an able aud couipTlete man
ner, eularglug upon the propor performance of
their duties undor the o.iths taken by thoir rt
spective bodies. Ile waa veiy emphatlcfncall
ing tho attention of tho petlt jurora to that pro
viaion of their oatli which says, " You will say
nothing to any person at auy tlmo nbout the
bualne.-s you may have In hand, except to your
follow jurora, nor suffer any one to
epoak to you, except ln court. ' Hardly a term
iu court has passed in Oaiugo cmiuty but some
Wade. SVIillam M
oolvard, Uau i
Wallaco, I.HVlula S
Warren, (ieorgu W
Warren, C. C.aud Jottenii Somervllle,
Warren, C. C
Uiieeler, .Mary C
WI1.1I011, -M. 1'
Uuodward, ilary K
White, Lewis J
121 1 1
li 8 LU
Jolin li. Doris' Grcntluter-Ocenu Show.
The world haa had ita seven wondera re
corded in every lauEimge and their namea are
familiar to every acliooi boy. To them has been
added in recent yeara another, nained Millle
Christlne, tho two-headed lady, now with John
B. Doris' Great Inter-Ocean Show, Mlllie
Chrlstine, the famoua two-headed lady, will be
iu Montpelier, Friday, June 22, wlth Doris"
Great luter-Ooean Siiuw. She is tbe elghth
wouder of tho world, u living, breathlng, in
telligent, talktng, ainging aud dancing wonian;
haviug two heada, four arms, lour lower limbs
aud ouly one body. For tho past ten yeara she
haa beeu tho wonder aud dellght of Kurope,
and rtturued to her natire Auierica intending
to retire Irom before the public, having ac
cumulated a haudsouie fortune. But Mr.
Doris, nn indefatlgable man in every effurt,
determined to havo this greatest of all cuilot
itlea, uature's most fanclful creatlon, and when
she thougbt to stop all attempts at negotlation
with her, demandtd &2j,000 ior the fceason, ho
surprised and secured her by aimply fllllng ln
tho uuiount in tho blank coutract and asklng
for her algnature, which he got. Her dkily
lerees and recetitions are beld in tbe Great
Show afternoou "and evening, where ehe con
verses in all the Kuropean tougues and alngs a
number of selectlons. One ucad haa a very
sweet, clear, high poprauo voice, while the
other ia a rioh eympathctic coutralto, and, as
mlght be expected, tlie two voicea coming from
one body, bleud together in the most perfect
liarmnnv ulwnva. Whlloin KurODO their voicea
verdict has been jeopirdlzed by the fgaoilng ot i wero most uatefully cultured, aud the resuit Is
liua proviaion 01 tneoatn oy stupiu or uuuoneai most buperbly sweet tingiug wmcu everyoouy
urors, Jurymen shouia bear iu niinu tnu in
urv to narties which mav artae. If thia evll con
tlnuoa, and tho expento occasioned by now
trhtla; and they should not forget that by
dlsregardlng ihelr oath they ronder themselves
llablo forconteuipt of court.
Aftor the two bodios of juryinon woro
charged, tho docket was called. Of the flfty
nlna ciises on the jury calendar, Hbout iifteen
were aet for trlal. Somo atate cases are also
to be tried thia torm. Tlio chlef juatlce waa
expected to b preaout thia woek, to try somo
cifOs in which Judge Uowell IsdUquallliod, but
other engageiuents preveut hls attendauce, and
it la not probable thac another judge cau attend.
Tho flrst caso tried by the jury waa an
actldn of general assumpsit. Thu parties were
Wllllam A, Ashley aud wlfo vs. Ben E. Hyde.
Tlio action was bascd upon au alleged promiso
of the defeudant to ruake a deed of certaln
proporty to the plalutllt. The uvidenco of the
iilaintitt teuded to show that 'sometimo early
In the suiumor ot 1881 they heard tlmt the du
fendant was desirous of t.elliiig hls hotel, the
Orange county hotel at Chelsea. They pro
IMJst'd to huy lt aud, in jiart paymeut, maku a
deed of cortalu mlll propoity of the plalntllfs'
at Washington. Later in the summer tho
plalutiff, Ashley, was at Chelsea aud saw a
spau of horses of the dufend.int's aud, aftor
somo prellmlnarlo", a trado was made wliereby
tho plalutlffs lot dofendaut havoa horao (val
ued at S200) aud gave their note for $'M) and
took hls (defendut')S)anof horses, known as
tho Kly.Goddard marus. Tlie plalntilla claimed
that the Induceinent for them to trado horses
was an absolute promise by tho defendant to
let them havo the hotel property at Chelsoa.
The defeulant nover deeded hia hotel proporty
to plalutllTs, butdecdedit to other narties. Thu
plalnttuV evidence tendiid to bIiow tho value
ot defeiulant's horses at $300, aud they sought
to rccover the dllTereuce botwoen tho valuu of
thoso horses and what they gavo for It, vlz., a
horse valued at $200 and a note for $300. The
defendant deuied the promiso about tho hotel.
Ile sald ho was only to endeavor to get the
property, If he could, for tho platiitlffs, lle tea
tltled that the horse tr&da stood alone, and es
tlmalod hls horses to bo worth $150 aud plsln
tlilY horse at $100. Verdict for plalutills,
$130 1)2 damnges and cotts. S. C, Shurtleff of
Monteller for plaluUffs; Stoue and llebnrd for
cau bear. lt must be rt'iuemuerea um ine
Great Inter-Ocean Show dooa uut advertiae uny
slde show curiosities as is the custom with the
great tuajurity of travoling shows, and Mtllie
CurUtluo ctu therefote be seen wlthout charee.
She Is worth golng a huudred mlles to see at
auy time, aud as tnla Is poaltlvely the lat ssa
aon sho will travel, it wiU be the only oppor
tunity tho people of thia vicinity will ever nave
of heelug thia greateot wonder in alt the wotld.
Tho Great luter-Ocoan, Largest and best Show
011 Karth, v.111 exlilblt huro Friday, June 22.
Cliolsen. Xod A. Davis is horao from St.
Johuobury academy, belug in poor health.
Fuamc Jl. Uknjamin of Barre was ia town
W. G. Shaw of White Klver Junction was ln
town over Sunday.
Jacoii NoitRia' grandson and wlfe of Boaton
have beeu vlsltlug here.
C K. Coitwi.N haa bougbt Georgo Bixby's
colt for somo ovor $100.
Fkami Bacox and wife of Kast Montpelier
are vlsiting trleuds ln town.
C, I llooi) and wife ot Lowell , Mass., are
vlsiting hls urother, Wllllam Hood.
W. 11. Haix aud J. B. Bicon have put in
private tomba at lllghland cemetery.
CiiitisTOl'iiEit Hooo lost hia horse Sunday of
lock-jaw. He valued it at about $130.
Mits. A, 1- Mli.us and son Archie ot St,
Louls, Mo., are speudlug the suuuuer atJ. B.
J. Clark and wlfo, who have been vlsiting
her motuer, Mrs, J. M;. l'utler, returned to St.
Uii.nK. HvuKof West Lebanon, N. II., waa
ln town last week to attend blslawault brought
by Ashley ot Washington about a horse trade.
Will Lairu, a former student wlth S. B.
llebard, uow ot the flrm of I.ealle & Lalrd ot
Wells Klver, laaaslstlng L. G. Hlnckley through
Jason M. CarveWter of St. Johnsbury ia
hoiue vlsiting hls mother, Mrs. S. M. Carpen
ter. Hls brother, Wllllani Carpenter, who
wentWesta ahort tlino elnce, is wcrking (or
the North Amerlcan Machlne Co. at St. l'aul,