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BY W. W. PRESCOTT.
MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, JULY 1, 1S83.
VOIi. 78. 4003. NO. 3S.
Montpelier & Wells R. R. R.
Taking EffectJune 25, 1882,
Trains tenvo Montpelier as follows!
Mall at 8.00 A. M., Exnrena at 1.30 r, M., Mlxed at 4.10
r. M. i arrlvo at Wells Klver nt 9,40 A. M., 3,10 1'.
i., 7.3) r. u.
Trains teave Wells Jltvcr as follows t
illip-l at 4.00 A. M., Acconmiodatton at 10. 05 A. u.,
.Mall at 4.00 r. M.; arrlve at .Montpelier ut 7.4) A,
M., 11.50 A.U., 9.90 r. ll.
Traln lenvlng Montpelier at 8.00 A. M. and 1.30 v. II.
make cloee connectlona at Wella Rlver for a)l polnta In
the White MoimHinn; alo fnr Ilcoton and all Interme
dlatepolntn. W. A. HTOWELL, Suverinlendent.
F. W. MOllSE, Otntral Patttngir AgtnU
Central Vermont Railroad.
Commencingjune 25, 1883.
Trains Oolng South wlll T.cttve Montpelier
8ff Q m M.VIL, from Rt. Albana and Rnrllneton
,JJ a, III, for Conconl, Manchester, Xftthua, Wor
cester, lowell, Fltclilmrs, lSorton, Sprlng
fleld. New London and New York.
ncn a m LIMITEDEXritERR. from Montreal, Oir
,3U d. III, rlentmr? and thn West, fnr lloton, vla
lowell, and New Voik via SprlDjrfleld and
7.35 p. m.
MIXED. from Rt. Albana, Hntland and
llurlinulon for Northfield.
NIGIIT EXPI1F.RS. froro Montreal, Oj!
demburg and the Weat for ltoton vla
12.20 a. m
liOweu ann rucnnune, pnuuuem, .iew
Lnndon and New York, and all lolnta ln
New Endlanrt. Rleeplng Car to Rprlng
fleld and lloston vla Lowell.
Tni lit flolnf A'orfi aml V'estt
A Ofl o m NinilT EXI'IIESR, from llolon and New
1tU di III, Vork for Montreal, Ogdenburg and Uie
Weirt. Rleeptnn Car to Montreal.
n m ACOOMMODATION, from Northfield for
n. III, lturllnirton, Itutland and Rt. John.
Junctlon for llnrtlnaton.St. Albans, ltlch-
f ord and Itonnes rolnt.
0 At n m TAY EXPRESS. Lcavea ltnBton vla
0.13 U, III. Fltchbnrg at 8.0n a. m.. vla Lowell at
9.00 a. m.. New London at .1.00 a. m
Rprlneflnld at 1.00 a. m., for Hurllnirton,
Rt. Alhann. Montreal. Ogdenabnrg and
the West. Drawlng Room Car to Mon
treal. 1. . ACCOMMOPATION. from White Rlver
4.0U U, III, Junctlon f0r Hnrlhiirton, Rt. Altianc, Og
densburg and Montreal.
' Trnlna lenvo Iot llarre at 7.00 a. m., 10.45 a.
m. nd 4A0 p. m.
ThrouKh tlckeu to Chlcaso and all polnta West for
aale at tne prlrwlnal tation.
.1. w. 1IORAKT, General Ruperlntendent.
S. W. OUMMINOS. Oeneral I'anL'"r Aint.
IinfT N ATIONAT, ltANli. rwt-offlee lllock.
; J. A. rage, Preoldentj J. C. IlouBtiton, Caflder.
MOVTPKT.TKIt SAVINOS KANK AND
TKURT CO.MI'ANY. I'ayB IntpreBt on lelolt.
Homer W. Ileaton, I'reldenti A. W. Ferrin, Treanrer.
OfBce ln llacnn'i" lllock.
South Maln Rtreet.
Ofllce over IStxby's dnid itore. Rtate Rtreet.
Room A, TJnlon lllock.
HT. 1V1I1TNKT. Offlee and realilefee ln
. Frenrh's illoiik. Riiuth .Maln Rtreet.
ABTHIIICAN 1IOUSK. Rtale Street. Open for
nlsbttralna. Charges rfwaonaliln.
Checter Clark, I'roprletor.
TTNION IKM1SK. Lately Reflttwl. Carrlnge to
KJ all tralnH. Llvery connerted.
IrUli & Sparrow, Proprletora.
TAVII,ION IIOTKT-. Flrt-clas In every re-
OonORlte C. V. R. It. eWUon
. T. O. Halley. l'roprietor.
TVTATIOVAT TTFE. Rafe. ound. snbstanUal.
Jl Geo. W. Reod, Hecretary: ChaB. Dewey, PreMen
VT. AIT1TUAL KIItK INS. CO. I'rompt and
Ja. T. Rabln, Rec'y; W. II. II. Hlnnnam, Prw't.
OD. CI.AltK, (ieneral lnnranv ARent. The
best etock companlea reprewented, l'opt-offlce Hlock.
PITKIN & HUSK.
Odlce ln I'ost-ofllce Hlock.
f Xa. UOYT, Attorney at Law.
OHlCfl ln RaUn'a lllock, SoulJi Maln Street.
CIIAItLKS W. I'OHTKIt.
Ofllce ln Unlon Hlock, Rtate Street.
T-T W. KKM1
Lnvt and collectlon ofllce wlth S. C. Shnrtleff.
PAVH,IJN ttVKHY. Elrst-clam teamj fnr
nlshed for all occaf lons. PrlceH reaaonable.
W. DlinLliV'S T.1VKKV. Eee.1 and Itoard.
lng btable. Teama of all deKcrlptlon.
neaa or Ktaie street.
MISGllLT.A XJSO US.
HMWE & SON. Te-a I)ealer and OroceiK.
Coffee roasted on the prentlfte?.
r fl. KMEHY, Crockery, (llaM Ware, Can'etn,
' Cnrtalna, Koom Paper, etc. Htate Rtreet.
K. STAYTON, SUtloner. Hnokseller and Xews
' dealer. Rlalto lllock, State Rtrtwt.
AltSIKNTS made an they shonld 1 liv Woolnn
iiroiners, jiercnani lauorv. f.BtAtiUriliett m
, A. niKAD. dealer in Watrhea, Jewelry, HUver
L. andl'lated IVare, Toys and Fancy (loonn,
DKWKV, GeneriU Hardware Rtore,
Ni-ar the Amerlcan Ilome.
rIl I'llINTINO of all Unda neatlv and picmiptly
' done at reaaonable raUM. Rend for eKtlmatea ut
Watchbah ifc Jocunal Ofllce.
II. OKO.SH A SO.V. Montpelier Crackrra and Cnn.
fectlonery. " Tlie best ln the atate." Maln Hlxeet.
RN. SOOVILI., Furnllure.
ltwd' lllock. Maln Rtreet.
Haying- Tools for Sale.
Yanke Hay Uake and Mudnett Hay Tedder, new thln
eioa. wlll be nold the next Mouday after tuy havlni! 1
done at a dlncount from cot. CAltli L. 81II I II,
Montpelier, Vt Jnly 2, 18S3. 1 3-01
State imal Scbool.
Fall Tetra opena
Tuesday, August 28, 1883.
Teachen and thoe delgnlng to teacli wlll do well to
conslder the advantages liere offered for a tborough
Jfoimal tralnlng. Catalogues glvlng full informatlon In
regard to the work of the cuool, fent to any one on ap
pllcatlon tothe l'rlnclpal, A. W. JiDSON.
Eggs and Poultry
AUklnda of Poultry, all the jear lound, and Eggs by
the dozen or case. Illglieat cmh pnce wlll be pald.
Poultry can be thlpped by rall In rough box coopn con
talnlng 100 to200 pouoda eacli, and coop wlll be relurned
frci wben wanted.
Leghorn Eggs for Setling.
We make a (peclalty of f urnlaldng White and llrown
Leghorn Egga for aetting at flf ty ctnti per clozeu.
A. W. WILDER ii CO.
Northfield, Vt., July 2, 1883. 03-15
i$n1chmnn & $owmil.
WEDNKSDAY, JULY 1, 1883.
Kiiip.ons nt AVebatcr'n.
A oooi) tablo gltl wanted nt the l'avlllon.
Apply Rt once.
A small Bmount o( monoy wlll buy a very
KOod-wcnrlnR and good-looklng sult ot clothcs
Gf.oikie II. S.miue ndTcrtlecs fomo bargalns
In loots nnd Bhoes, In the Watchsian, whlch
buyers wlll do well to heed.
Hi'..MKMiiKlt, you can by the White Moun
taln Ilammock chair nnd all etyles o( Ilam
niockH nt hcnd of Stato gtreot.
D. O. Fiki,), linvlng rcnovated and reflttcd
hls bllllard hall at the l'arlllon wlth new tablpa
and flxtttre?, announcea to hls frlenda and pa
trons that he would bo plensed to see them at
hls reopenlnjf, on Frldny cvenlnc, July Cth,
between the honrs ol olght nnd oloven.
Ir old Itlp A'an Wlnkle ahould come to town
to-dny, he would thlnk that he wns the flrst to
wnke up. Xow wo want peoplo to wake itp to
this oppottunity to buy norae goods cheap.
Just send a postal card wlth yom address on
lt and recelvo sarnples of gooda nnd prlces to
close out, to II. C. Wobster. He Is determlned
to sell soine goods, If jirlcea wlll sell them.
" IVEita & I'OND uprlght planos rnnk among
the finest of thla clacs ot Inetruments. In qual
Ity of tono, perfectlon of actlon and grent du
rablllty thcso planoa nre unexcelled. Thcse
nprlghta aro belng largely purchas.d by the
most crltlctl muslclana ln the country, aro fully
warrantod for flve yeara. All uptlphts of thls
make hnve patont desk." George A. Ains
worth, Williamstown, Vt, general ngent. He
A VF.itr pad drownlng nccident occurred in
Waitsfield, yestorday, by whlch two young
raen of promlso lost thelr livea. A patty were
in batblng, nbout noon, when n Douglnsa boy,
aged soventeen, got beyond hls depth. A son
of Joslah Ilolden went to hls rescue, nnd both
were drowned. Tho bodlea were recovered
after belng In the water nbout nn hour. It 1s n
terrible blow to the stricken parcnts.
One or two good book composltors are wnnted
at thls offlco. Apply at once.
Mns. Lanotmy, the "Jerpey Llly," wlll
opcn her next eension at Burlington In October.
The Central Vermont railroad wlll Issue half
faro tlckets between nll statiocs on itg llne,
good for to-day only.
TiiKitE is to be an educatlonal meeting at
Barnard, beglnnlng tho ovenlng of Jnly 5 nnd
holdlng through Frlday the Gth.
The edltora and publiahers of Vermont wlll
hold thelr annunl reunlon at Newport, Vt.,
Tuesday and Wednesday, July 10th and 11th.
A vioonous war hna been begun on the
trade dollars ln somu localitiea and they are
belng eold ln largo quantltles for elghty-elght
Satuuday nlght there was a sllght frcst in
the Intorlor of the state along the llne of tho
Central Vermont, but not severe enough to do
The Xorlh Slar hnd nn excellent edltorlal
last week and the edltor ahowed good tnste in
selectlng lt from the colutnns of the Watch
sian, even U he dld forget to glve due credlt.
Editors and other rlch men willsavo a lnrge
araount by not havlng to put atampa on thelr
checka hereafter, but rich nnd poor nllko will
be obliged to use three-cent Btamps on thelr
lettcrs untll October 1st.
We call the nttention of our readcrs to the
serles of lettera from dlfTerent parts of the
stnte by that veteran newspaper coirespondent,
" Sol," whlch arenowappcaringlnthe Watch
man. They wlll bo found of Interost.
The wickcd Indcx : " We are requested to
say that Dorla circna wlll not be glven under
the auspicea of the Young Men's ChrUtlan As
soclatlon at Lecture hall, but wlll show nt the
upper end ot Maln Etreet on the same ground
used for the purpose last year."
Editor McMasters of the Woodstock Aye
rolla up hls sleevea and thus proclalms: "We
shnll contlnuo to publlsh legltlmato news
that's what wo are liero for and if he vlfita
our sanctura, and showa nny slgna of flght,
he'll go out p. d. q." "He" will probably
Qt'iTE a numbor of the edltorlal fratomlty
in the state includlng Earle of the Landmark,
Chase of the Union, and Harris of the Indtx,
wlll celebrate tho glorioua Fonrth by not Issu
lng any paper Wila week, We tremblo for the
safety of the shlp of state wlth so many brll
llant beacon llghta temporarlly " gnuffed."
The class whlch graduated atthe Unlversity
of Vermont last week numbered thlrteen, one
belng n female. Tho followlng honorary de
greea weroconferred: A.M., Kdwnrdll. l'helpa,
Detroit, Mlclfigan; C.E., Don J, Whittemore,
Mllwaukee, Wla.; D.D., Itev. Edward Ii. At
wlll, Toledo, Ohioj LL.D., Matthew Ilnle, Al
bany, N. Y.
Di:Af.Eita in and U9era of flery Incentives to
patrlotlsm should heed the followlng: " A per
son who has ln hla posaeBbion a cracker, cqaib,
serpent or rocket wlthlntent to sellor netflreto
tho saine, or sells or offers to sell or glvo away
the samo, or seta fire to or throwa a Hghted
cracker, squlb, Borpent or rocket, shaH be flned
not more than ten dollars."
At the last term of tho Caledonia county
court, a decree waa granted annulllng tho
uiariiage of Irene E. Sulhnm nnd Walter Sul
ham of Hardwick on the ground of Sulham'a.
havlng two formor wlvoa. Tho Inat marrlnge
took j)lace at Woodbury, December 21, 1882,
and the second wlfe waa a Barnet lady whom
he marrled February 8, 1881.
The followlng Vermont boya were elected
membera of the l'nl Ileta Kappn noclcty nt
IMrtinouth college commoncement Inotweek:
Charlea A. Braley of Northfield, Owen II.
(idtes of St. Johusbury, Heury 1). Johusou of
Woodstock, ICdward II. Jlcl.achllu of Peacham,
Hlram Q, Ward of St. Johnabury, Alfred K.
Watou of Hartford, I.evi Wild of lioyalton.
The tecond reunlon of tho vcterans of the
Seventh Vermont Hegliuent, wlll be htld In
Burlington, Tuesday, Wednesday nnd Thurs
day, August 28th, 29th and liOth. A steainboat
rldo and vlslt to tho far-famed AusableChasm,
free to nll, ia ninong the attractions for the
Becond day. The gratltylng succesa of the
flrst reunlon Insplres tho hopo that all surviv
Ing inembors of .the rcglment wlll so arrange
thelr affaliB aa to be able to raeot wlth thelr
comradea thla year, Iletum checks wlll be
furnlshcd on tho rallroads. The executivo
committce nro J. L. Moseloy, E. M, Knox, 1!.
C. Gatcaand It. B. Stoarna; nnd tho secretary
ls O. 1'. Mttrdlck.
Ouit onterprlslng contcmixirary, the Frcc
1'rcss, lasucd two large donblo shect odltlons
of ncarly four thousand coplca last Wednes
day, glvlng a full account of Tuesday'a exer
clses nt tho relaylng of the corner stono of tho
Unlrorslty bulldlng nnd the unvelllng ot tho
statuo of Lafnyette. It also contnlncd blo
grnphlcal sketchea ot Lafayetto, John r. IIow
ard nnd Georgo P. Mnrsh,
A Central Vermont farmer recontly ro
vlvcd old tlmoa In n slgnal fnshlon by rldlng to
Worcester, Mnsa., n two dnys' joumey of over
one hundred nilles, on a board splked to tho
axletree of a palr of front whoels, to haul
horae nn ngrlculturnl machlne on whlch he
dcemed the railroad frclght chargca were too
largo. He had plenty of grlt at startlng, and
came ln even moro grltty from hla dusty rlde,
but he had hla way, and tho " pcsky railroad"
waa entlrely thwarted,
Of tho scholars nttendlng school ln dlstrlct
Xo. 7, Montpelier and Middlesex, taught by
Myrtle E. Cummlngs, thoso havlng no absent
marka are: Ina M. Urassaw, 1'rod A. Brnssaw,
Gertle I.. Coffey, Lewia G. Gould, Lester Gould,
Winnle L. 11111, Charlle M. Hale; and those
havlng no tardy marka aie, Ina M. Ilrassaw,
Frcd A. Brassaw, Gertle L. Goffey, Lewia G.
Gould, Lester Gould, Winnle L. 11111, Josephlne
Goodell, Alpha Goodell, MayE. Gordon.Emma
Gordon, Arthur O. Halo, Charlle M. Hale,
Italph l'utnam, Eula I'utnam.
The Barton llonitor aeeraa to be backlng
water on the governor question, judglng by
tho followlng in lta last Issue: " We haveno
doubt ' the pcople ' would be moro than aatis
fled if General Barstow could succeed himself.
Hla ndmlnlstratlon haa been such that no one
wlll oxpoct to do bettor ln the aelectlon of n
new candldato. Wo belleve In the two-terra
princlple, nnd see no reason why governors, aa
ln formor tlmes, should not be entltled to a ro
electlon." Thla hns a pecnllar sound for n
paper that haa trled to start a boora for another
The largo and extenslve butter-tub manufac
tory of James E. Houstln, Bltuated near the
Forka In.Stowe, waa entlrely consumed on Mon
day forenoon of thls week. The machlnery,
wlth the exceptlon of one atave saw and one
matcher, waa saved by tho cfforts of the men
present. The losa above Insurance wlll be
about 2,000. SS00 worth of hoopa, tuba and
headlnga, etc, were consumed. The bulldlng
and machlnery was Insured ln the Vermont
Mutual to the amount of S700 and the engine
in tho Iloyal of Liverpool for 400. Wlth com
mendable entorprlso Jlr. Ilonstln has already
commenced rebuildlng. White removlng the
machlnery Ilarvey Atklns had one flnger
crushed and Arthur Houstln suffercd a contu
slon of the rlght eye and chcek.
The ndjourned hearing of the Central Ver
mont railroad vs. the Montpelier & Wells Itiver
railroad was held in Burlington last Frlday,
tho full bench belng present wlth the excep
tlon ol Judge Rowell. The oouusel for the
Central were Mossrs. Guy C. Noble, II. S
Royce and C. W. Wlttera, nnd for the Wells'
Klver road, 'Mcssrs. Luke P, I'oland, S. C."
Shuitleff and A. P. Crosa. Governor Smith
nnd SuperlnteDdent Stowell of the Boaton,
Concord & Montreal road were present. After
elaborate nrgumenta by tho nttorneya on both
sldes, the Court retired and ln about two honrs
nnnounced that the declsion would be reserved
for a tew days. It ia stated that the costs in
theso hearings havo been over elght hundred
dolIarB, the commlssioners allowlng themselvea
twenty-five dollars per day nnd expenses. The
full text of the declslon la glven in another
The hearing in tho case of Joseph Poland vt.
Misa A. M. Hemenway, before commlsslonera
Blngham and Smille, to recover for prlntlng
the fourth volume of the Vermont Hlstorical
Gazotteor, was eontlnuod Monday and brought
to a close yesterday. The prlntlng of thls work
waa begun over two yeara ago and the last of
the printcd sheets wero put Into the bindery
nbout a year ago, but no settlement haa over
been made. Sults were entered to recover the
pay for doing the work when, by mutual agree
ment, lt was left out to tho refereea before
mentioned, S. C. Shurtleff appearlng for Mr,
Polaud and J. A. Wlng for MIss Hemenway,
From the amount of contradlctory teBtlmony
whlch was glven ln, lt would appear that some
ono ought to read the stpry of Ananlas and
Sapphlra and profit thereby. The case is now
" wlth the court," and thcre ls not much hope
ot a speedy declslon as thicgs seem to be badly
Rutland Herald: "Mr. Francls E. Her
rick of Burlington has recently contrlbuted
Bomo excellent artlclea on the subjoct of tho
fauna of Vormont to tho Burlington Frec
Prcis. Tho artlclea have been so remarkably
good as to exclte aHtonishment, and iinally sus
piclon that Bomebody was imposing upon the
iee I'ress. There waa n rumor in Burlington
that Mr, Herilck had Btolen hls artlclea from
John Burroughs, n well known wilter for the
magazlnes on the subject of the nnturnl history
of New England, No harm la done save to
Mr. Herrick; the artlclea were dellghtful, but
lt waa a very indecent lmposltlon of the Free
Preis to rob Burroughs to enrlch lta columna
The artlclea on the llora of Vermont in the
Free I'ress are by ProfeBSor George II. Perkina
whoso name ls sufllclent aesurance that tbey
nre free from nll Biisptclon ot plaginrlsm, We
learn that Dr. Kellcgg of Plattsburg flrst dU
covered thls fraud and exposed lt to tho
Ir seems to bo underntood that Mr. Brackett,
who has baen nt the head of tho Unlon school
ln thls vlllago for threo yt nrs, has closed hls
connectlon wlth the school. In tho course of
about twelve years, elnce Mr. Gorhara, the flrst
prlncipal, reslgned the posltlon, the school haa
had flve dlilerent men lu charge. Thla fre
quent chango has beon very Iniurloua every
way, Mr. Urackett Is uu exceptlonally achol-
nrly man. IIo la thorough-golng ln hla tnstruc-
tlon, has mnlntalned u careful suporvlalon over
tho varloua departmenta and the afTalra of the
school have gone nlong ln un orderly way. A
markcd degree of elllclency has been obaerved
and thls haa been growlng wlth each year of
hla ndmlnlstratlon. It requlrea n long perlod
of tlmo for a teachor to obtaln thoncqualntanco
necesKary for profltablo work. Every year or
two tlio dljtrlct haa beon throwlng away thla
deslrable thlng nud beglunlng nnow, Thla
courao Is productive of great waBto and lt
Bhould be nrrested. Mr. Brackett is in a posl
tlon to do the school more good than any new
man und we belleve a mlatako wlll be made, if
he la now BUffered to depait, provlded he can
be re-engaged on any terma wlthln the power
ot tho dlstrlct to offer. In nny eveut, the com-
mlttoo ln maklng thelr nrrangomenta for the
comlng year Bhould zealoualy protect the
Btandard of the echool and sco to It that lt Is
fully mnlntalned In every grado.
The rocent consolldatton of Internal revenue
dlstilcta and the redtictlon ln tho number ot
collcctorB wlll not nfToct thls dlstrlct, nelther
wlll the chnnge ln the taxea materlally lessen
the amount of work to bo done by Collector
Stonrns nnd hls doputlca, as nbout the pamo
routlno must bo gono through wlth, but lt wlll
probably reduco tho tax collectod by nearly
$25,000. The dlstrlct Is dlvlded Into four di
viflons aa follows: Flrst dlvlslon, Washington,
Orange, Orleana, Essex and Caledonia coun
tles, h. W. Shedd ot Montpelier, deputy; sec
ond dlvlslon, Windham nnd Windsor countlea,
H. E, Taylor of Brattleboro, deputy; thlrd dl
vlslon, Addison, Bennington and Rutland
countloa, J. II. Walbrldgoof North Bennington,
deputy; fourth dlvlslon, Chittenden, Grand
Islo, Franklin, and Lamolllo countlea, Ed, E.
Greenloaf of Winooski, deputy. Tho removal
of the natlonal tax from savlngs banka wlll not
change the amount to bo pald by thom, aa un
der the new law thla amount would have been
deducted from tho stato tax white now lt wlll
all be pald to the state.
Our Ely correspondent wrltea ua aa follows:
" The eltuatlon hero ls moro excltlng than
pleajant, just now. The monthly pay-day oc
curred last Saturday, but owlng to lofses and
othcr compllcntlons, tho company were unable
to pay off the men and lt was deferred for one
week. The grocerles nt the storo were all ex
hausted, many famllles wlthout monoy and no
credlt at any other placo. The men becarae
nngry, nnd excited nnd when the store waa
opened Monday morning for the mall, about a
hundred nnd fifty mon nnd boys, mo9tly Irish,
rushed ln nnd cleaned out everytlilng they
conld lay hands on. Even women and chll
dren jolned ln the rald, saying In excuse, they
wanted somethlng to sell, If not to use. They
wero rather demonatratlve nnd throatened to
go through Ely-Goddard'a house, but flnally
went to West Fairlee to see Mr. Ely. He ex
plalned the embarraasmentB of tho comiKiny to
them m well as he waa able, but they were
crosa' and excited. Mr. C. C. Sargent, who
probably haa more lnlluence over them than
any other man, went down and had a talk,
whlch they recelved klndly, nnd flnally n cora
promlso was effected, and they dispersed very
qulelly. The company has been runnlng the
mine at a losa for montha, and for the present
wlll not resume work to nny great oxtent. The
men havo remalned sobor, wlth but few ex-
ceptiona, nnd bo far everytlilng ls qulet. Many
yonng men wlthout families have already left."
The cloaing exerciees of Washington County
Grnmmnr School were held in Capltal Hall,
'Frlday evenlng, June 29th. The stage was
drapnd wlth llags In the form of an arch and
ofor the center waa hung the class motto:
"Non nobis sohtm." Along the front waa
placi d a row of most beautiful gloxinlas, while
at elther "ide tbere waa a prcfuslon of ferns,
ver, tastefully arranged. The audlsnce was
'amai'er than ls usual on such occaslons and
cift- lenced much dtfllculty ln hearing the
?pest ers, but this trouble waa, we belleve, al-mo-
j who)ly due to the posltlon of the drapery.
F' jKTimbera of the grammar school assisted
lUiucia vj . . ii u . (i iii in it . c,uvji noEisiou
the griauatlng class, whlch Was qulteaTrrfgltrVtd W ie Pavillon to-daV U ffl??
ine programme was na iouows, prayer nrsi
havlng been offered by Rev. J. Edward Wrlght
muslc; essay, " Nlbelungenlled," Emlly L. Ea-
ton; declamatlon, " IlBvolutionary Sermon,"
Wllliam A. Chapin; recitatlon, " The Chancel
Stone," Alice I!. Taft"; muslc; essay, " I'ubllc
Llbrarles," Evelyn S. Lease: oration, "The
Noble Impulses of Soctety," Edward E.
Blakely; recltation, "The Angela of Buena
Vista," Mary Ellla; muslc; essay, "Economy
of Mlnd," Mary L. Freeraan; declamatlon,
" The Vagabonds," Charles W. Wlllard ; essay,
"Ferns," Loule A. Clarke; muBic. Diplomaa
were then awarded the graduates by the secro
tary of the school committee, Dr. Kcmp, who
addrcssed tho class apprupriately and qulte
briwly, and the exercisea closed wlth the ben
edlctlon by Mr. Wrlght. Good muslc was fur
nished by Gllson's and Cushman's orchestra.
Bouqueta were numeroua, ns many as twelve
belng presented to one.of the class, and no one
havlng lesa than elght or nlne. The graduate4
nre Edwnrd E. Blakely, Loule A. Clark, Emlly
L. Eaton, Mary L. Freeraan and Evelyn S.
Senator Edmunds and famlly cllmbed to
the top of Mount Shastn.
Hon. J. M. Tvleh and Mra. Tyler are stop
plng at Howltt'a Polnt, Marshfield, Masa.
Ex-Mayor IlATcn of Burlington will, wlth
hls famlly, spendthe summerat the Memphre
magog House, Newport.
I'RKaniENT Bitckuam delivered an addreaa
before the graduating class of the High school
at St. Alhans, Frldny evenlng.
Hon. T. P. Bedfield was elected one of the
vlce-presldenta of the Dartmouth Alumnl As
Boclatlon at thelr recent meeting.
FitEDEiucir W. Pheli's of Fiist St. Johns.
bury recelved a piize ot $25 at Amherst col
lege for excellence in Latln philology.
COLONEL AN1 MS. GeOROeW. IIOOKER of
Brattleboro nre to make a carriage tour of the
state. Dld you ever catch a weasel asleep?
The late Hon. Edward Seymour of Ver
gennes, by hls wlll, donated 5500 to St. Pnul's
(Eplscopal) church of that place and 5100 to
Uev. Anson It. GitAVEa of the Bennington
Eplscopal church, tondered hla reslgnatlon aa
rector, to take effect In August. Mr. Gravca
haa nccepted a call to Minneapolla, Minn.
Kt. Hkv. W. II. A. Bissell of the dlocese of
Vermont, has appolnted Itev. II. F, Illll,- rector
of Chrlst church, Montpelier, and Bev. W. II.
UobertH, rector of Imnmnuel church, Bellows
Falls, aa cxamlning chaplalns.
Mit. C. F, Si'AUi.m.Nn haa been appolnted to
succeed G. W. Bentley as superlntendent of
tho New London Northern road. Mr. Sjuuld
lng haa loug beon connected wlth the North'
ern at the head ot the frelglit departmont.
Walter Gii.vit.i.ANof Barnet, who dled re
cently, waa elghty-aoven yeara old last Feb
ruary, and all hla llfe he haa had only tweuty
one birthdays. He was born the 29th ot Feb
ruary nnd waa consequently ablo to celebrate a
blrthdny only once ln four years.
Gf.orob F. Edmunds of Burlington, Charlea
Clement of Itutland, Charloa Dewey of Mont
pelier, and George Nichols ot Northfield have
been chosen deputies to the trlonnlnl Geneial
Conventlon of the Eplscopal Church to bo held
at l'hlladelphla next October, A. P, Crosa of
St, Albans, C. E, Parker of Vergennes, Fred
E. Smlth of Montpelier, and T. 11. Canfleld ot
Burlington wero chosen supplemental deputies.
MliS. Georoe Reed returncd from tho Isle
ol SIioHs aionday.
W. E. IlKHTfllid James Murrav atarted Mon.
aay nigni ior niamarcu, U. I .
Mlta. SARAIf 1'KltltlN nnd her dauphter. Mrtt.
uiurio, nro at o. r. iieiiueiu 8
F. W. Banoroft haa been ln Boston the past
wbsk ana wiu reiurn aaturuay.
Mlta. Warren HosMFHot Chlcairols vlsltlnir
wuu uor Bister, uira. o. l. iiowo.
Mll. AND Mns. D. W. Dltnr.KV nrn fixneplfid
uomo irom ine west noxt iriaay,
Mr. and Mrs. Maiilon Taplin are exnectcd
wuay on a visu 10 ineir son, ii. inplin.
Rev. Lorenzo White, formerly prlncipal of
ino aietnoaisc seminary, tiaa been ln town.
Mns. Charles A, Burniiam of Burlington
is visniug witn nor Bister, Jlra. Ilenry Ovlatt,
The banka nnd traders of thla vlllago wlll
hereafter nllow only elghty-flve centa for trade
A i-ARTV of nbout a hundred wlll hnve n
clam bake nnd basket plcnlc at Benjamln's
Mn. AND Mns. II. S. IxiOMiq alArtfirl vpalpr.
day for Saratoga, where they wlll remaln two
or mree weoas,
An elegant plono carre Monday for Mlsa
Fnnnle Flflold nnd there wlll doubtlesa now bo
muslc ln the nir.
A lawn tonnls court has been nrranged on
the l'avlllon lawn, nnd thla populnr sport Ia
uaving quuo n rage.
A company from the Fifth Avenue Thcator
of New York wlll precent the Galley Slavo nt
uipiuu iiau, juiy juia
IN the nbsencoof the rector of Chrlst church
the servlce waa read last Sunday by Charlea
uowey ana f reu t.. smitu.
Miss Sadie, daughter of George L. Nichols.
celebrated her eleventh blrthday by havlng a
riae in tne large uana wagon wltu a number
oi iier young mates aa gnests.
mrs l, l', redfirld attended commence
ment exercisea at Dartmouth last week and ls
now vlsltlng at Stanstead, P, Q.
Will Sullivan, formerly of tho Aryus, haa
n lucratlve posltlon lu n newspaper ofllce In
uncoin, iNco., ana is aoing well.
PATKIOTI9M seema to lanirulsh in thla vlllaee
and there will bo no publlo celebrution of nny
Kinu to-aay, not even a norse trot
Mr. and Mrs. Roiiinson. who have been
vlsltlng at Harry Bontwell's, returned to thelr
notne in ueveiana, uiilo, Monday.
It ls currently reported that W. A. Lord and
Mrs. Lucy Young wero marrled and started on
tnelr weddlug trlp last baturday nlght.
Burnside Bailey nnd Georire Shenard rode
up as far as Concord, N. II., In a prlvate con
veynnce, sendlng the team back from that polnt
Thk Beedle and I'rlndle Pieasure nartv wlll
appear at Capltal Hall next Wednesday even
lng. A western paper ssys that they "gavo
one oi tuo uen entertainmcnta oi tne season.
Franic II. Bascom leaves thla week for Al
exandria Bay, N. Y., a rosort nmong the Thou
sand Islands, where he ia puttlng In n new
drug Btore, wlth hla brother who resldea there.
Those who hnve suffcred so much from the
heat In Capltal Hall wlll be glad to know that
sorae ventuatora are to be put ucon that an
clent etrncture wlth n vlew to make it more
Hon. B. F. Fifield and famlly will go to
uiock iiana eoon, ior tne Bummer, rney wiu
be jolned there by Governor Smlth and famlly
oi st. AiDRn? ana car. ana mrs. Olartin Kel'
logg of New York.
A temperance meeting waBheld at Bethany
veatry ounaay evenlng witn a fair audlence m
attendance, Dr. A. Clark presidlng. Addressea
were made by Rev. E. D. Mason, pastor of the
uaptist cnurcn, and jonn u. Wlng, Esq.
. . n jt t. , . .
I II I' I lll'VHV .1-1 1 11 nnH Hdnnh.a rtf nn.lnn
Cheney haa thereputatlon of belng tho rlchest
man in iioaton, nia wpaitn belng varlouMy es
tlmated at from 510,000,000 to 520,000,000.
Profirsor J. O. Gould will glve hla class
reception at tne l'avlllon Thursdav ovonlDg of
next week. The children wlll have the lloor
from 8 to 9:30, after whlch there will be een
eral dancing wlth F. F. Ilradish ns floor dl-
At the nnnual meeting of the trustees of the
Washington County Grammar School held last
Frlday evenlng Charlea Dewey waa chosen
president, rrert h. bmlth, secretary nnd Hlrnm
uarieton treasurer. i. u. i'Mnney and w . w,
Prefcott were elected to fill vacanclea in the
A first-class hall haa long been needed ln
thla vlllage and Asa Blnnchard proposea to
Bupply thla want. He will at up a good hall
on tue seconu noor ol lils new block at the
head of State atreet, whlch wlll be sixty by
nlnety-five feet and have a seating capacity of
uuutyy eigm uunarea.
TiiEstudents hnve all returned from thelr
varloua hools. Among those who havo ar-
nvea aurinp tne ween nre Edward I.. Smlth
irom lale, Uurnsldo Bailey, George Shepard
Fred Dieter aud Charlle Thomnson from Hari
vard, JIIss Klttie Bailey from Boston, and MIss
T..1.. ,.'111 . i Tl 1 . 1 '
i.um j-jiih iruiu urnuium acauemy.
The peaceful qulet of Monday evenlng waa
somewhat dlstnrbed by an e'ncounter just
through the arch. Levi Kcith of Barre met
one of the Tacy boys and after some worda
about a debt, assaulted hlm. A lBree crowd
assembled, but before an olllcer gotjthere, it was
aii over ana ino partiea uaa ousiness eisewnere.
Dl'RINO Mr. Brackett's absenpe frnm thp.
house on Saturday, there was left at hls door
two bundles, one of whlch contalned a volume
of Hollaud's poems, n present from the grnm-
iunr Bcnooi to ausa sturgia; tlie otliera beau
f ul piece of sllver and crystal ware of unlque
ncsiKu, iur inuiseu. 1110 recipienis expresa
Mits. IIORAcu S. Wade of Boston, who waa
ai ino r iviuon recently, ls supposed to be the
only llving defcendant of Ethan Allen. Her
niaiuen name waa Sadie Allen, she waa born
ln Irasburgh, and the hero of Tlconderoga was
her great-unclo. She haa many rellca now ln
iier posseasion wlilcli belonged to her IIlus
Co.MMANDEit Georoe Df.wey of the United
Statea Nnvy arrlved In town Saturday nnd la
the guest of hls brother, Edward Dewey. He
was able to leave Malta nbout two months ncrn
nnd haa spoutconslderabletime ln London, but
la not yet entlroly recovered from hla. recent
severe iuness, Alier a sliort stay tiorc, Iio ex
pccts to go to PortBinouth, N. II.
Uvst Werlnesdav slx Kmnll bovs were nlav.
lng on n plazzi attached to the Camp block on
Elm streot aud extendlng out over the rlver,
when It suddcnly gave way, preclpltatlng Uiem
fifteen feet luto the rlver below wlthout nny
ceiemouy, Aa the water was qulto low, they
struck upon tho rocks, recelving many evero
cuts and btuisea, but for a wouiler no bonea
were broken. A boy who waa wadlng ln the
water below waa burled in tho dobrla but came
out nll rlght. Ihe nelghborhood waa oulte ex
clted for n tlmu, tlm norHama of the bbya nnd
iub cnca oi iiieniirigniea motners tlillng tne alr,
W. O. Standihii haa been home from Snrlng.
fleld, Mass Mra. S. J, Thutston ia vlsiting
iu Sutton, N. II T, C. Claik left for New
York, Saturday Speaker Martln was In
town over Sunday Rev. D. E. Mlller de-
llvera tlto addreaa at B.mo to-day A. G,
Truhm ia on duty again Eutign T. G.
Dewey left Mouday. ..Kato Bailey rcturued
Monday from her vlslt to Boston.... Jamea T.
l'helpa of Boston waa ln town veatordav....
Charlea T. Sabln la expected home from Europe
iu'v wcun . . , , mrs. u. , uauey nua mra.
Sliuoou Dewey nre qulto 111.
Aiiout 1850 an Engllnh orphan boy about fif
teen yeara oiu, nameu jauics Fietcner, came to
iiiis country ana worKca lu Miissacliusetts aud
thiastatetlll tho wnrbroke out. Hehadnearly
iitted for college, but eullsted iu the Thlrd Ver.
inont reglment aa prlvate, leavlng the army ns
lltBt lleuteuant near the close of the war. He
llually locuted aa edltor of the Waverley (lowa)
HtjnMtctm, and haa recontly been appolnted
by l'reaident Arthur aa couaul'general to Gen
The Vermont academy at S,axton's Itiver
graduated n class ot seventeen last week.
CnAltf.i'.s Euskinr la to havo the care of the
Methodlst fnrm thla year.
Cyrcs A. Lathroi- la admlnlatratnr nf H.
Holloway Merrlll'a cstato.
Anna Schofield haa closed a verv nloasant
term of school In Worcester,
Williamstown wlll have to bo a.vlltlni tn
celebrate the Fourth thls year.
Cariiie Illl.r, waa the rzneatof linr frlnnd.
Mrs. Dr. Braley, several days lnat week.
It la sald that Deacon Horaco Wnro'a pst.itn
aottled for nbout twenty thousand dollars.
Gf.oikie Adams, who Is clerklng for Dr. E. C.
Lowla In Rutland, Is taking n vacatlonathome.
Carlos Adams waBat horae from Dartmouth
college, nnd prcached nt the Methodlst house
on Sunday morning.
A Mr. Fohter of Lowell, Mass., delivered a
temperance locture at the Congregatlonal
house on Sunday evenlng last,
A student from the Unlversallsttheologlcal
seminar.v at Canton, New York, Is to supply
the'pulplt of that denomlnatlon hero, durlng
the comlng threo months.
Ei.lkn Wild and Jennlo Fullor hnve re
turned from teachlng in Randolph thls sum
mer. They wlll both return to Randolph to
teach durlng some part of tho comlng year.
Mni. Er.iiERT Bitinos of Newark, New Y'ork,
contlnues to galn tlll now thero ls no nppear
ance of cancer, Her frlends regard tho ciso
aa marvelous. The cure la attrlbuted wholly
Dr. Charles Ellis of Nashna, N. II., Is
obliged to glve up hla practlce at this tlme on
account of IU healtb. He goea to York beach
for n little tlme and then will come to Wil
liamstown, A deleoation from the Unlversallat soclety
of Barre had n plcnlc nt tho Sprlnga yesterday,
Judge White of Washington and hls son, and
Ira Calef and hls slster, MIss Lucy Calef, were
wlth tho party.
There wlll bo n soclety meeting nt the ves
try ot the Congregatlonaiist house on Saturday
evenlng next. A matter of Importance is to
come up, and It ia hoped every rnember of the
soclety may bo present.
In the pressuro of work of replaclng hla barn,
bnrned laat year, we henr that Leavltt Hay
wood'a farm work Ia compelled to suffer se
verely. If thla is so, would it not bo quite llke
hls large-hearted townsmen to glve hlm a big
Mary and Ellen Crane of Dexter, lowa,
daughter of our ex-townsman, Charlea Crane,
and students ln the Mount Ilolyoke Female
eeminary, South Iladley, Mass., are spendlng
tbeir summer vncatlon wlth frienda in this
town, and Biookfield.
There waa a large nttendance at the salo of
C. Holloway Merrlll'a property on Saturday
laat, and good pricea were In mnny casna ob
talned. Cowb sold ns hlgh as fifty dollars in
aomo instances, and averaged twenty-nlne dol
lars each. We hear tho horses, too, went for
nll they were worth.
Neitheh Mr. Barnum nor Mr. Forepaugh
has comblned nll the wonders of the world ln
thelr show. Wo have one here in Williams
town. It ia a group of Intelllgent young ladiea
In a well-tc-do famlly who have never binged,
frlzzed, crimped, waved, and what not, that
whlch the good book declarea la n glory to
James F. Jillson, who went from thla place
to Chicago in 1845, and has had twenty-teven
years' experienco In " undertaklng," wrltea ua
that the wlnter mortallty waa never so great
In that clty, In these twenty-seven years, aa
last season. He thinka the new qunrtera of
hia firra, C II. Jordan & Co. the most commc
dioua and the most elaborately Iitted up, of
any in tbe western country. However, the
only " cheerful" feature of the establlshment
to us, ls Mr. Jillson himself, who seema always
We found n sermon ln a remark of an ont-of-town
lady to us the other day. She la a Chtia
tlan woman ot much Intelllgence, and a fair
ahare of " thls world'a goods," and Is dolng
just what any such person ought to, interest
ing herself heartily In a poor famlly of her
town. Sald she, In speaking of them, " I am
happter in that famlly than I would be ln the
famlly of aklngonnthrone." Inthus wnlklng
in the stcpa ot her Mnster, hns she not found
what so many folka misa, tbesecret of a happy
llfe 1 And how worthlly such Deopleare build
Ing I Such llvlng ls the salt of'the earth.
An old townsman haa lately shown ua an ac
count book used in the atore of John Campbell,
in 1803. Mr. Campbell Hved at that tlme
whore Asa S. Slmonda now livea, using the
bulldlng for n hotcl. Hia store waa acrosa the
road near where Charlea Perry'a house now
stands. The feature of this old account book
that strikes one now, most strangely, ia the
great number of entrlea of liqnor aold. Count
lng the clmgea on several pages, taken at ran
dom, nearly or qulte half were partly, or
wholly, for atrong drlnk in the form of " one
half Bling," " one-half flip," " one mug Bling,"
" one mug toddy." It waa probably in thla
year, 1803, that the "meetlng-house" was built,
whlch has slnce been remodeled, and 13 now
occupled by the Concregatlonallsts. We find
charged on the 13th, 10th and 23d days of June
of that year, ten quarts of rura, each day, to
the "meetlng-house committee ;" andon the 2nd
of July there waa charged to them twenty gal
lons of rum, 533.3-1, nnd twenty pounds of
maple sugar. It waa llkely " ralslng day."
What a tale tho old bulldlng mlght tell of
those days! But lt ls entlrely sllent over " the
olden tlmes," coverlng them with" the man
tle of charlty," and hoplug niaybo for better
days for ua all.
If one'a llfe must needa be on wheela. no
falrer road to travel can be asked than Ver
mont ln Jnne. Last week we had the rare
pleasure of a day or two about Waterbury, It
had been a bit of a wonder before that summer
vlsltors should make a atop there, but the mys
tery la solved, A rlde to Waterbury Center
on the Stowe road, with a dlgression from that
polnt to the bouse of Jamea Deroeritt, on such a
day aa Thursday last Is not to be forgotten.
One could but f eel that the Free Bnptlsts ot our
state made an admirable cholce for beauty of
locatlon when they selected Waterbury Center
as tho locatlon for thelr semlnary. Aa thelr
yearly meeting Ia to bo held at that place ln
September next, we hope they wlll all go up
to it and see for themselvea what nn opportu
nity for lastlng good la offered them there, wlth
the energetlc and accomplished Mlsa Lizzle
Colley at the head of the school and l'rofeseors
Church aud Mursh as usslstanta. Misa Colley
ls just now bulldlng a boardlng house for the
acconunodatiou of the lucreaslng number of
students, and nothlng would rejoicq her llke
Bcelug a few scorea of good fat pocket books
(wlthout regard to " persuaslon")dumped into
the basemeiit of the bulldlng that ia to be. Her
own denomlnatlon ought certalnly to " dump"
liberally, and great good would bo the reward.
The elght-year-old son of 11 rolnlster not n
thousand mllea from White Rlver Junctlon
seema to follow very naturnlly In hls father's
tootstepa. Recently some strawberriea wero
placed on thelr supper table and this boy, with
the other children, githered nround the table
before the father arrlved. The mother sald to
them by way of admonitlon, "You had better
walt tlll father comes. There has been 110
bleiislnu asked yet," But our hero was not to
be kept waltlng ln that way and remarklng,
" We needn't walt for that, I can say graco aa
well aa he cnn," the young rogue bowed hla
head over hls plate, and repeated somethlng
llke hia father'a ordlnary form ot grace, whith
belng flnishcd, ho proceeded to attack the
The State olllcera are havlng trouble In sup
ptesslug the net-flshlng ln tho north end of
l.ike Champlain. Tho sentiinent ot the coin
munity In favor of net-fishing ia nbout llke
that ln tho Georgia mouutalna for inoou
shlne whiskoy, and It Is sald that a promlnent
man of Allmrgh, who ought to kuow better, ls
backlug up the plratts by telllng them that the
not lawa are uucunstttutloual.
The followlng pateuta havo just beeu lsaued
to cltizena of thla state: F. F.Gokey, Winooski,
nutomatlo advertlslngdovlce; M. L. Woodbury,
St. Albans, compound packlng for hot journals
on cars; Nelson ICdwards, Jericho, frictlonal
connectlon for bars andslata ln wlndow bllnds;
J, V. Camp, East Randolph, apparatus for sep
aratlng apple seed from pomace.