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BY W. W. PJLtBSCOTT.
MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, JTJIiY 1S, 1SS3.
VOL. 7S. 4005. NO. 40.
Montpelier & Wells Rl R. R.
Taking EffectJune 25, 18(82.
Tralna lettve Montpelier nn foltowal
Mall At 8.00 A. M., Extntl.3l) r. M., Mlxednt 4.10
r. B.i avrive at Wella Ulvcr at 9.40 A. a., 3.10 r.
Tratnt leave HViH Jfti'cr is fntlmpgt
MUed at 4.00 A. M.i Aocommodatlon at 11, 05 A. il.,
MaU nt 4.00 r. m.j arrlvo t Montpelier! at 7.45 a.
ii 11.50 A. ii 5.50 r. m.
Traln leavlng Montpelier at 8.00 A. u. Miil 1.30 P. i.
make close connectlons t Wella Rlver frtr all polnts ln
Uie White Mounralnm also fnr l!oton nfid all lnterme
dlate PolnU. W. A. HTOWKTjfj, Sup'rMendfnl.
F. W. 110BSE, aeneral I'astengtr Atjenl.
Central Vermont Railroad.
Commencing June 25f 1883,
8.55 a, m.
7.35 p. m.
Tratns Oolny South teUl Xe uve Montpelier
MAIL, froin St. Alb-.tna and Burlington
i for Concord, Manchester, Nashua, Wor
cester, Lowell, Fltchnuri;, Uoaton, gprlng-
ncn o m MMlTEDEXl'nV.SS.ftomMontreal.Og
3U n. III, rlenaburg and tha West, for lloston, vla
Lowell, aml New York via Sprlnglleld ancl
MIXEI), from St. Albana, Rutland anil
Burlington lor Nonnueiu.
10 011 n m NIOlIT EXl'RKMS, from Montrml, Og-
L.Li d, III. rlrnst.ur? nd tll West for Boston Tlll
Lowell aud Fltc., mrg, SprlngSeld. New
London fuid New York, and all polnts ln
New F.nglanrt. Slecpmg uars 10 prmg'
fleld and Boston vla Lowell.
Tivdns Gointi Korth and Westl
A 0n G m NmilT EXl'RESS.fromllostonandNew
,L1 ii III, Ycrk for Jlontre.il, Ogdensburg and Uie
West. Sleeplng Car lo Montreal.
m ACCOMMOHATlON, from Northfield for
Burlington, nutiana ana i. douns.
- LOCAL EXl'RESS, from White Rlver
1 1 . Jnnctlon for Burlington, St. Albani, Rich
ford and Rouses l'olnt.
m 1AY EXrRESR. Leaves Boston vla
III, Fiwhburg at 8.00 a. m vla lowell at
Ht a. iii., ew ljonnon ni n.uv a. ui.
Sprlngfleld at 8.00 a. in for Burlington,
St. Albana, Ilontreal, Ogdensburg anrt
tlie West. Drawlng Koom Car to ilontreal.
m ACCOMMODATION. from White Rlver
nii Junctlon lor imnmgion, oi. Aiunua, us
denaburg and Sloutreai,
Traln lonve for Barre at 7.00 a. m 10.45 a.
mThuifc,Uckeiji to Chlcaso and all polnH West for
J. W. II011AKT, Oeneral Snperlntcndent.
R. W CUJIMIXOS, Oeneral raMenger Agent.
Old Boldlera nnd Grnnd Army posts should
notlco O. W. Wllder's ndvottlsemcnt ol tlie
now book of War Songs.
A LAitoE, now lot ol shcct muslc, t fivo
ccnts eacli, ftt J. C. Grigg's, waterbuty, Vt.
Catalogacs cent to any addrcsa by mall.
Ghkioji, Waterbury, Vt., baa tho "bosa"
stock of gents' ilno calf boots and sbnca, just
tho thlng for early fnll trade, lio suro and
Go to J. C. Grlggs', Waterbuty, Vt., and buy
pair of thoso canvas Bboes for ladloa and
mlases tliat he is solllng at tho cxtrcmcly low
pricc of Sl por jiatr.
Voo can buy tho now Whlto Iraproved gow-
ng machlno at Griggs', Watorbury, Vt. Thero
aro over ono hundred famllles Jn wateruury
and victnlty ustng tho machlnoTiind gay It U
tho bcdt in tho world.
Skk Journal Blndery advettlsemont. TIils
v.ell establlshed busluess, and its loputntion
for good work, neods no rocommendatlon from
ih, It is sufllcieut to eay that tho publlc can
bavo tho fullcst conlldenco ln it,
TMRST NATIUNATj IIAHK
' j. A. rage, rresiaem; u. u.
1TA TltUST COMl'ANY.
ravp tnterept on oepoits.
llomer W. Ueaton, I'reoldent; A.W. Ferrln, Treasurer.
nfflpe ln Tlftwin'a Rlock.
South Maln Street,
Olllce over Iiiibj's drug store, State Street,
Q. K. UONT
Koom 6. TJnlon Illock
Tt7if itvkv. flfllrft and reffldenee ln
Freucli'ii lilwk, South Jlaln Street
Chester Clark, I'roprletor,
MKKICAN IIOITSK. RtAtB Street.
X. nignt trains.
NION IIOIWK. Lately lteflttcd. Carrlage to
iraina. i.ivery uoiuirriru.
insn a r.prrow, j rupiie.'jrfli
PAVIWON TIOTKT.. FliKt-class ln every re
iTwt. DnnnHltA P. V. R. It. ntallon.
T. O. llalley, rroprletor,
TfcTATinwAT. t.titk. Rafe. souml. Biibstantlal
1 Oeo. W, Heed, Secretary: Chas. Dewey, l'resldcnt.
1TIRK INS. CO. l'rompt and
Jaa. T. Sabln.See'y! W.H. 11. IUngliain, l'res'
f 1). CTjAKK. Oeneral Insuranee Agents. The
vJ. best stock coinpanles represented. l'ost-ofnce Illock,
ITIHN & IIUSK.
Offlco ln I'ost-offlce Illock
Ii. IIOYT, Attorney at Law
$jHntchmnn & atmml
WKDNESDAY, JULY 18. 1883.
HKATII CAKI.KTON. .
Offlce ln Babln's Illock, South Maln Street.
CIIAItLliS W. POH.TEK.
Offlce ln Unlon Illock, State Street.
Law and collectlon offlce wlth 8, C. Sburtlett.
PAVII.ION I.IVK11Y. Flrat-class teama fur
nlshed for all oecaslons. l'rtcea reasonable.
DDDIiKT'H T.IVKItY. Fe1 and Board-
Teama or au aenpuon.
Uead of State Street.
HLOWE & SON. Tea Dealers and Orocers.
Coffee roasted on the premlses.
TT . KMKltV,
tl Curtalns, ltoom Taper, etc,
Crockery, Olass Ware, Canet,
HK. SI.AYTON, Statloner, llooksellerandNews
. rteAler. Rialto Illock, State Street.
"I A11MENTN made as they should be by Woolnn
itohe. Jewelrv. Hllver
, andl'latetl Ware, Toys and Fancy Oni(l.
Jlrctliera, Jlerchant Tallors. Etabllhed In 186.
JIEAl), dealer In Va(
DDKWKY, Oeneral nardware Store.
Near the American Uouse.
JOl! 1'ltINTINO of all klnds neatly and proinptly
done at reasonable n. U. Send for esttmates to
Watcuman & JouutiAL Ofllce.
CKOSB SON. Montpelier Crackers and Con-
l lie U(nt ln uie state," jviain Kueet
3 N. &COVII.L, Furnltnre.
!i. llWHl'a lllook. Matn Street
1 I. Ellls Illock, Stata Street.
IN PRESS AND N EARLY READY.
L. O. EMERSON'S
NEW AND SUPEIUOK 1100K FOR
Singing Olasses, Choirs, Convontions,
New Mimlo, NeW Exercl, Nw anil advance.1 Ideas
ln Teachtng, New Songs, New Duets, New Trlos, New
uiees, guaueis, jiymn i unes, .tioieiii ana Antueuis.
A new and fresh colb'ctlon Ihroughout.
l'reparo tlivn Kuualni; Iteceiitlou for
Tlie Sincers' WbIcoidd !
Tcnclicrnof HImkIiii; CIhiscm, iind nll lntcr
eitcd, vrlll lileusouxniiiliie.
aradorourolegant and chean edltlons of Iolanthe
(Sl.)l I'atknce, (Sl.)j flratna, (Jl.)i 1'lnafore (50 ct,)
ouivrin, ivi.ii ui ui nny ui iiin miu:ni iiuni opera..
Itemeinber also nnr slandard and grand operaa, Mlg
non,(S3.)! Atda,($'J.)( Carmen,(3.)! AIeflurele,(f2.1
i.cuuuii., c. t i n.iuiiftH, nuu iiiauy uuterB,
WAIt SONOS. Fnr tlie O. A. It. and all others
du paper uu cu, noaru.) tq cu. ciotu.
We publlah 5fi0 Instrncllon Hooka. Among them are
llinnrafiti'H Vorlll Mi.tlinfl. 1SI.MIL
Wliimir'M Iiloitl ATfitlioila. leach 7a cts.l for Vtolln
for Oullnr. for l'lano, for Cornct, uud many other
Anv hook malled for retall nrlce.
Descrlpllre Clrculam, LliU and Cataloguea clieerfully
O. Ditson & Co., Eoston
For Boldlera' Oatherlnga, wltli cliorusca arranged for
malevolces. l'rlce, 60 cts, For aale at a, AV, AVI f.
1)15 K'S BIIlNIfJ HTOKi:, Moutaller, Vr
u.uut. llalled, pot-paidi lor retall lirlce.
Fohf.i-auoii pays tho stato 51,000 for tho
prlvllego of bhowing wlthln Its borders.
Siiehiff I'Aitisii glvea ln another column hla
vlowa on our report of tlio Ely troubles.
Tim Mcsscngcr wanta thoannual muster held
at St. Albans, Thero 1s noplaco so convonlont
It la stated ln goroe of our exchangea ln the
northcm part of the stato that Barnum's ghow
wlll appear in Vermont thla fall.
By a now order postmnsters aro requircd to
keep lettora geven dayg beforo aendlng them to
tho dead letter ofllce. Heretofore they have
been requircd to kcep them thirty dayg.
The Inihx sayathat gomethlng perhapa the
grand jury baa hnd tho effect of Indnclng the
llsters of St. Johnsbury to put in the roal es-
tate of botli national banks nt $5,500 each.
The Frlday express south over tho Central
Vermont rond took down eight cars baggage,
two pullmana, a White Mountaln car, a Block
Island car, two ordlnary cars and an offlclal car
of the Krio and Westcrn road.
The Kly trouble occupled go much of our
gpace last week that we were obllged to leavo
out considernble correspondonce. Thla will
ozplaln to some of our correspondenta why
their communlcatlona dld not appear.
Duaits, checka and stampa wlll not be re.
ceired for cancellatton nnd return after re.
demptlon by tho internal revenue dcpartment
after July ,11st. Blanka for maklng npplica
tlon to secure thia redemptlon can be obtnined
from the collector, J. C. Stearns, at Montpelier,
Aftkii sklpplngan lasue ln order tocelebrate
the Fourtb tho edltor gays: "Thanka to Br.
Ilougli for a helping hand whereby wo nio en-
abled to get out 77ie Landmark thia weck.
Who wlll help ua noxt week?" Ilas it come
to thla so goon? Why not send for Gen. Grout?
The Reformer ia ovidently somewhat dls.
gruntled bocauso the Estey Gnards wore not
called out to quell the Ely "rlof'and pro
fesses to think that It waa "becauae they
didn't Hve whero thoy would have to rido all
tho way on the Central Vermont railroad
CLii'i'Kit: " Famllles in Montpelier havoal
ready commenced saltiug down refuse shanks
for the next meetlng of the legislature." Somo
one must havo concetved the ldea that the
Clipper man inigut represont Burlington next
year and so is preparlng to gupply him wlth
hls regular diet.
TnE publlsher of the Bennington Banner ia
preparlng to prosecute tho manager of the
Bennington edltion of tho lifjormer for the
nlleged offense of oponlng n letter contalnlng
correspondonce for the forracr paper and copy
ing the gamo beforo returning it to the post
ofllce. In our oplnion it ia too hot weather
for such belligerent conduct. Wait until cold
weather, frlends, and you will get all over it.
The servicea of Rev. A. E. Dunning of Boa-
ton have been secured for the Stato Sunday
school convention to be held nt Northfield,
September 11 and 12. Mr. Dunning baa had
large experience In Sundny-school work and
will add largely to the interest nnd proflt of
the convention. Tho workers of the atato may
well congratulato themEelves that thelr com
mitteo have been able to eecure go raluable a
The report of the tronblea at Ely, which waa
given In last week'g lssue of tho Watchman,
was by far the most complete, connected, and
accurate nccount of tho dlgturVance that ap-
peared in any paper wlthin or wlthout the
state. Even tho Bradford Oplnion and the
IleraUl and JVcim, papcra publlsbed right in the
county, wero content to copy some of the ex-
aggerated stories which were gent to the Bos
Ai.i, eeema to be quiet at the Ely mlnes nnd
a large nurnber of the workmen nre getting po-
sitiona among the farmerg at haylng, About
one-thlrd of the wagea due haa been paid,
which is brobably all that the mlnors wlll get
at present, anyway, A reorganization of the
company la looked for before nny partlcular
chango wlll tako place. Tho l'asaumpslo rall
road haa attached all it could get, for freighta
owed It by Goddard A: Cazln.
Bi'itOLAiiiEH are so coinmon in Massachu-
gotta that a Naugatuck rnerchant has posted
thla on IiIb safo: We keep no money ln thia
safo. 'Tliia la for fire only ; our money Ia up to
the house; como up. Wo havo four shotguns,
two iliies, threo horse platols, and ono rovolver,
all loaded and ready (or for use, and all war
ranted to klll at tcn roda. Tluio gpent here Ia
tlme wasted." Then follow the flgurea of the
combinatlou, bo that, If a burglar Is determlnod
to get in, lie can do so wlthout breaklng tho
At a meetlng of tho New Hatnpshire state
genato assoclatlon, held at Concord Juno 27,
Ilon, II. K. Slayton, presldent of the nssocia
tlou, a former resldent of Calais and well
known ln thla vlciuity, mnde Bome romarks
relatlve to tho commerclal growth of tho
country. The ptlnclpal polnts were the uo
ceeslty of doing away wlth tho present Instn'
blllty of our sllver colnago, a lowor tnriff on
raw materlals, regulatlon by law of railroad
rates, tho supprosslou of stock watorlng and
gninbliug and a more caroful and oconomlcal
rnanagement of buslnesa,
Tiik olglitli nnnual Fostor plcnlo wlll tako
place on the old homestead at North Calais on
Saturday, July 21at nt 11 A. M. Tho new ban
ner mado by Mra. E. L. Fostor of Brooklyn
oxpressly for thia occaslon wlll be rnlsed at 3
r. M, Tho Marphfleld cornot bnnd wlll be
presont nnd perform national aira beforo and
durlng tho flng raislng. Approprlato muslo
nnd rcadlnga wlll bo glvon by mcmbers nnd
relntlvea ol tho famlly, asslstod by Harry
Whlttlcr of Cabot. Tho publlo aro cordlally
lnvltcd to be presont nnd take pnrt ln the fes
tivltloa of tho day. Tho band wlll glvo n
promonado concert In tho vostry nt South
Woodbury ln tho evenlng.
Says tho New York (Sun: Apropos of yaohts,
n good story Ia p Ing the rounds ln relation to
one of the best known American ynchtsmen.
IIo was down east nt a gmall country town one
day last woek, nnd reportcd hla intended
movomenls to hla wifo, aa usnal, In tho early
mornlng. On thla occaslon the tolegrnm sald:
" Golng for n short trlp along tho coast. Havo
lnvltcd nll tho oldeat and ugllest hens in the
town." Thla despatch was handed to a fomalo
tolegraph operator, who immedlatoly rnahed
round informing tho guests of tho manner ln
which they were nlluded to. Tho gallant own
or of tho yncht could not nccount for tho sllm
attondanco tlll a lndy friend of hls wlfo wrote
to hor about it.
An accidont occurredon tho Contral gonday
nlght by which the nlght trains were dolayed
about fivo houra. Tho up oxprcss, which waa
composed of cloven cars and the englno
" Stowe" waa settlnz off at West Hartford
when itwaa run into by the down expross,
eight cara and the englne " raclflc. . There
was a hoavy fog nnd tho onglnoer of the down
traln says that he gaw tho light, and applled,
the brakos, but that they dld not hold. Tho
engineors nnd flromen jumped and and no one
waa lnjuted. The damago to property waa
conslderable, as the two eDginea nnd a bag'
gago car wero badly smashed. A wrecklng
traln was sent to the sceno of the accldent, and
the debris wns cleared away so that the day
trains were not delayod.
Fnun PitEas: " What the hlstrjonic art lost,
polltlcs and some other thlngs galned. And
spoaklng of polltlcs, Mr. Smalley haa n eereno
and chlld-llke falth ln the election of a demo
cratlo president next year, but won't commit
himsolf by aming the man. The 'boys,'
however, in thls viclnity, are strongly in favor
of the nomlnatlon of Gen. Hancock. Bayard
has one or two supportors and a Tilden man
was dug up, tho other day; but tho rank and
file aro for Hancock. But after all their pref
orenco doesn't amount to much. 1 Whom do
our domocrats want for a presldential cnndl
date?' was a question the idler nsked of n
prominent cltizen, the other day. 'Oh,' was
the nnawor, ' thoy aro for whoover Mr. Smalley
and Hlram Atklna want.' "
Newport CoimnspoNDENCE of the New
York Tkibunk: "The losses of Mr. Ely-God-
dard exclte unlversal regret. Hls Vermont
ponles, hls four-in-hand, hls hospltnllty, hla
generous and frequent fetes, a feature of tho
last two summers at Newport, hls engagement,
just nnnounced, to Mrs. Whitnoy of lioston.
all had brought hlg namo prominently bsfovn
gociety. Mlss Goddard, hia Blstor, ia well
remembered for her flno figure, her fearlesa
rlding, her blooded horsea, nnd her beauty.
Mrs Ely-Goddard for several gumraers kept
open an elegnnt house at Newport. Sho and
her daughter are in Paris, nnd it ia understood
that their prlvate fortune is not touched by
the mlsadventures of the Ely mlnes." Wo
are also gorry for hla lo?ses and the gnme feel
Ing for tho mlnera makes ua regret that ho
over used tho money, which mlght now gettle
all the troubles, ln such foollsh dlsplays.
Tiu: Iiichford Gazette printa an accountof
what purporta to be a Fourth of July celebra-
tion at Enosburgh Falla, the locallty of Ken'
dall's famous spavln cure factory. Tho narra
tive Ia rjuaintly headed "Tho Spavln Cure Cel-
obration." But for the fact that the Gazette ia
exceedlngly mattcr of fact In nll that It says, Ia
never frivolous, or garcastlc, or sensatlonal, we
should be inclined to regard tho report of the
alleged proceedlngg nt Enosburgh a mild bur
lesquo. It .Ia hardly creditablo to tho Uazette's
knowledge of the publlc men of Vermont to re-
fer to Speaker Martin, the orator of tho day, aa
"a mnn by the namo of Maitin from London
derry." The frequency wlth which spavln cu'O
and the names of Inspector Merrlll and Judge
Advocato Genernl Marsh are made to do duty
n the progrnmme and proceedings would
ecem to lndlcate a lack of matorlal for a strictly
flrst-clasa ghow. On the wholo wo bellove
there is an occaslonal touch of Irony ln tho
The Tacoma Xeios, publlshed at Tacoma,
Washington Terrltory, under tho heading of
" Dlstlnguished Vlsltors," haa the following:
"By special traln from Portland on Frlday
evenlng last a dUtinguiahed party nrrived in
thls city, consisting of Senator Georgo F. Ed
raunds of Vermont, presidlng olllcer of tlie
United States sennte, Mra. Edmunda nnd
daughter, Thomas F. Oakes, vice-president of
the Northern Faciflc railroad company, Mlra
Arthur nnd Lleutenant Arthur, ex-Sonator
Corbott of Oregon, C. H. Prescott, manngcr of
the O. II. & N. company, nnd others. Tbe
party left tho cara and stepped upon a etcamer
for Victorla nnd other polnts on the gound
When Senator Edraunds' nttentlon waa dl
rected to tho mammoth snow-covered moun
taln Old Tacoma ho gaied at itintently.and
then exclaimed: ' That takes tho ragl' Thus
the reputatlon of Tacoma la eatnbllshed on na
hlgh nuthorlty aa tho Green Mountaln stntes-
mnn. to be the banner mountaln of the con
The dlrectors of the Kutlnnd railroad conv
pany havo publlshed for tho lnformntlon of the
stockholders a statement of the operations of
Its late treasuror, J. M, Haven. The dlrectors
say Mr, Haven's cash nccount " Is short to an
amount not less tliau $38,000 nnd posslbly n
larger buiii," and that the actual over-lssue of
atock now outstandlng la believed to bo 2,3'Jl
sbnres. Clcment & Sona of ltutlaud, possee
sors of tho tpurloua sharea, hnvlng lssued a
circular, tho object of which seemed to be to
counect Ilon, J, II. I'ngo wlth Haven's opera
tlons, Mr. l'ago haa publlthed a statement to
tho stockholdora of tho Hutland company, ln
which he defends himselt ugninst tlio nttacka
of Clement & Co., aud J. M, Haven nlso makos
au ullldavlt to Mr, l'ago'a entlre lnnocence of
any compllclty in any of tho operatlona ln
which ho haa boen engnged, There seems to
be an effort by a factiou of stockholders, to
which the Clementa bolong, to got control of tho
affalrs of tho Hutland road of which Mr, l'ago
Is now president, aud the war upon hlm un
doubtedly haa thia for Ua real object.
The Hutland Jleruld nrguea in favor of a
Sunday nlght traln from thls state to the cltles
of Iloston nnd New York and says: "Wohave
moio than onco been told by gontlemen doing
buslnesa in Now York and Boston that Ver
mont would bo thetr cholco for a summor
boino, If they could tako a Sunday nlght traln
to roturn from tho Vermont summer rotreata,
and reach thelr business Monday forenoon.
We know of no sound roason In morals why a
Sunday nlght traln should not run out of Ver
mont for the convenlcnce of tho publlc wlth
a much proprioty aa n traln runa into Ver
mont ovory Sunday mornlng, . . Ver
mont la full of placca tlint onght to be nnd
would be thronged wlth clty vlsltors nll sum
mer, lf wo encouraged thelr comlng by nfford
ing them, na far aa posslblo, the Bamo faclll
tlea for travel Sunday nlght that nre obtnined
ln all tho leading cltles of tho land." After il
haa boon domonstratcd that it is not an offense
Agalnst morals, tho next quostlon is, Would such
n traln pay? In our oplnion it would havo
been put on long ago, if that qucatlon could be
The maln bullding of tho Vermont Shado
Hollor Manufactutlng company, in Vergennes,
was totally destroyod by flro Saturday nlght,
The flre orlginated ln tho furnaco room ln tho
baaoment, and Is believed to have resulted
from a back drnught from tho flro under tho
botlors. Tbe flreman mado hls escapo from
the third story of the bullding and waa some
what burned. He falled to put ln oporation
any of tho appllancea provlded for such an
cmergency, and nothlng whatever waa saved
except a plece of beltlng valued at S00. From
the malu bullding tho flamea rnn to the com
pany'a two shavlnga houscs and the barn, and
theso wero destroyed, wlth thelr contents. A
large quantlty of valuablo lumbor was nlso
burned. Tho llamcs nl(o communicated with
a store and dwolllng, and a tenement house, and
dcatroyed them both. Tho Shade Hollor Com
pany'8 buildinga nnd contents were valued at
about 835,000 and the insuranco Is 820,100.
The bullding was of wood, 130xC0 feet and
three stories high. It was only four years old,
havlng beon bulltln 1870 to replace the former
bullding, which waa also destroyod by fire In
Aprll of that year.
The fourteenth annnal meetlng of the Vcr.
mont Edltors' and Pnbllshers' Association was
hold Bt Nowport last Tuesday and Wednesday
Ti6 following papers were reprosented: Bar
ton Monitor, Montpelier Mcsstnutr, Lyndon
Unlon, St. Johnsbury Calcdonian, St. Albans
Metsenyer, Woodstock Jge, Bradford Oplnion,
Bellows Falls Times, Barre Enterprise, Sprlng.
fleld Reporter, Manchester Journal, Montpelier
Frceman, Northfield iveiM, Poultney Jburnaf,
Morrisville Xews and Citizen, St. Johnsbury
Index, Fairhaven Era, Windsor Journal, nnd
the Newport Eipress. There were also pres.
ent C. S. Forbes, Vermont mnnagr Boston
Journal: D. Leonard of Brattleboro; W. II.
Tucker; and L. W. Rowell of St. Johnsbury,
The meetlng on Tuesday evenlng was called to
order by A. N. Swain, Esq., president. Mr.
C. M. Stone, the treasuror, made n report
showlng 530 42 on hand and the nnnual dues
for tho current year were remitted. The fol
lowing ofllcers wero elected : President, A. N,
Swaln; vlce presldents, D. M. Camp, C. M
Cbasa, G. H. Blake; recordlng secretary, II. E.
rart.er; corresponaing secretary, u. m. uimp;
treasurer, C. M. Stone. Wodnesday afternoon
the assoclatlon went by steamer to Owl's Head
and Magog, and had a very enjoyable trlp.
The arrangements for tho meetlng and tho ex-
cursion wero made by Mr. Camp of tho Ex-
preis. Only about one-thlrd of the papers in
the state were represented at tho meetlng.
In tho case of the Lycomlng Fire Insurance
company agalnst M. Wright & Sons of Mont
pelier and same ngalnst J. S. Wheelock of Ber
lin, argued at the last term of tho supreme
court ln thls county, the court has handed
down Its oplnion. Tbe plnlntiff was a Pennsyl
vanla rautual fire insurance company and was
llcensed to do nnd dld business In thls state
from 1874 to 1879. Tlie defendants becarno
Insured In thls company ln 1870 for five years.
In 18S0 and wnlle the promium notes, given by
the defendant wero ln forco, the company be
came insolvent, and, under tho provisions of
the statutes of Pensylvania waa dlssolved, and
a recelver appolnted wlth powers prejcrlbed
by tho Ponnsylvanla statutes, to collect the
debts nnd property of tjio company ln Its namo
or otherwise. These sults wore brought to re-
cover assessments mado by the company upon
tho premium notes given by defendants. They
pleaded that the assessments were not collecta'
ble. First, becauso the company was not ro-
sponslble for the ncts and neglects of Its agenta
In accordance with the provlsiona ef Section
3,018 of the Hovised Laws, nnd second, because
the company had not filed a copy of its by-laws
in tho Secretary of State's ofllce as required by
Section 3,010 of the Hevlsed Laws. To these
ploas the plalntlff demurred. The supremo
court has held that the suit was brought in tho
namo of tho company and that the recelver had
power to collect tho assesta of the company ln
thls htate, no crcdltor havlng Intervened to pre-
vent it, or to clalm tho nsseta na agalnst
the recelver, and that as tho statutes of
thls state declared it to bo unlawful for nn
Insurance company to do business in thls
state wlthout havlnz obtalned n llcenso from
the commissloners so to do, the obtaining
of such license was a conditlon precedent to a
right of tho company to contract or enforco its
contracts hero, nnd that the declaratlon should
have alleged that the plalntlff obtnined such
n llcenie, and that the ndmUslon In tho pleu of
havlng obtalned a license was not sulllclontly
dlrect to curo tho fallure of nllegatlon In tho
declaratlon, Aa to tho nllegatlons ln the
other pleaa that the plalntlff had not iiled a
copy of its by-laws, or becotne rosponeiblo for
the acta nnd neglects of lts agents, the court
sald that the clalm made that a llceino Is ovt
dence that tho plalntlff had done nll that was
nccessary to hls right to It, need not be consld
ered becauso It dld not appoir upon the dec
laratlon that a license had been obtalned,
That the genernl rulo was that n contract pro
hlbited by law waa lllegal and not enforclblc,
That the leglalaturo can detormlne tho condt
tions upon which forclgn corporatlons may
trnnsact buslncgs horo aud that nll business
transactlons nnd contracts entered Into by
them wlthout complinnce wlth such condltions,
wero lllegal und uot onforclblo. That tho wholo
statuto must be exarained to dlscover whether
tho legislature intonded to provent the eatorce
mentof prohlblted contracts, nnd that upon
examluatlon of tho statutes the court wna sat
Isfiod It was tho leglslatlve Intent to prevont
the euforcement of contracts untll companles
had couiplied wlth the lnw. Tho court held
that the ploaa domurred to wero sulllcicnt nnd
the cnusos woro remandod to tho county court
In order that plalntlffa mlght umend thelr
An oplnion haa beon fllod In tho case of
Charles N, Mosoley vs. tho Vermont Mutual
Firo Insuranco Company which was takon to the
Supremo Court, on oxccptions by tho dofoud-
nnts, from the Addison county coutt, Tho
prlnclpnl polnts of genornl interest in tho opln
ion are wlth refercnco to tho keeplng of gun
powder nnd inllnmmablo liqulda by the In
snred. Ono clnuse In defendant compnny'a
pollcy rcads : "tho keeplng of gunpowder for
sate or ln storngo, upon or ln the promises
Insured, wlthout a requcst in tho nppllcntion
and expresa pcrmlsslon ln tho pollcy, shall
render it vold;" and nnothor gays; " no cam
phene, ctc, or any other lnflammable llquld
(except korosone) shall bo kept for snle ln any
bullding heroafter Insured in tho company,
wlthout wrltten pormlsslon." Tlie policy of
Insurance wns taken out on n gonoral stock of
morchandlse kept by tho plalntlff in Bridport
ln a storo which waa owned by another party
and not Insured by defendants companv.
Araong othor thlnga ho kopt gunpowder for
sale, and the company Introduced evldenco to
show that ho also sold turpentine and gin.
The court held to tho general princlplo that
the condltions of the pollcy should bo inter
preted strictly in favor of the company, but
liborally ln favor of tho insured, and so do-
cldod that tho phraso " upon or In tho premlses
insured " could not bo applled ln thla case, as
there wero no promlsca insured, but n stock of
dry goods, and thereforo that the kccplng of
gunpowder, etc, would not render plalntlff's
policy void. It wlll bo noticed that thla opln
ion docs not decldo tho question ns to whether
thla prohlbltory clauso, lf dlsobeyed, would or
would not rendor vold a pollcy in which n
bullding wns insured, but leavea that as beforo.
The court very neatly avolded declding whether
the keeplng of lnflimmable liquids would ren
der a polloy vold by saying that no testlmony
was Introduced by defendant company to
prove that gln and turpentine belonged to thla
class, and In tho absence of such testlmony,
the court would not tnke It for granted that
thoy dld. Furthermore It Is stated that the
prohlbltlon applles to keeplng these liquids
"ln any bullding Insured," whereas ln thls
caso tho bullding waa not insured, The othor
polnts raised by the company were moatly
technical, but the docisions show that the
whole tendency of the courts ls to Interpret
policies ns far as posslblo ln tho Interest of
tho Insured. Tho following extract from the
oplnion which ia taken from a decision by
another court wlll be of interest: "They
policies aro unlpartite. They are in the form
of receipts from tho insurers to the Insured,
embodying covenants to corrpensate for losses
descrlbed. They aro glgned by the insurers
only. In general the insured never sees the
pollcy nntil nfter ho contrncta and pays his
premium, and ho then most frequently receives
it from a dlstance, when It Is too lato for hlm
to obtaln explanations or modlficatlons of the
policy Bent hlm. The policy, too, ls generally
filled wlth conditions inserted by persons
skllled ln tho learnlng of the Insuranco law,
and acting In the exclusive Intorests of the
Insuranco company. Out of these circum
atances the princlplo haa grown np in tho
coutta that these policies must be construed
Hberally ln respeot to the porsons Insured, and
strictly wlth reference to the Insuranco com
pany." The judgment of the lower court
waa afflrmed. The amount ordered to be paid,
with the intereat thereon, waa nearly 83000.
Hon. Elijah Cleveland of Coventry dled
Monday nlght, after a brlef illness.
Hon. JonN W. Dorsey of star route fame la
stopplng with hia famlly nt Middlebury.
Warren Giihw, Esq., of Burlington wlll
attend tho Grand Army Heunion at Denyer,
Phincii'AL Pdtney of St. Johnsbury with
hls famlly ia spendlng a month at Kennebunk
Hon. W. C. French of Woodstock was
recontly thrown from hla carriago and quite
Mrs. A. P. Ciiilds of Bennington was thrown
from hor cnrrlago at a railroad crosslng and
recelvod severe injnries.
Justice Bradley of the United States su
premo court ia spendlng the summor at the
Mount Mansfield house ln Stowe.
Wm. Hayden, Esj., of Albany, long known
as an entorprislng and successful business
man, dled of npoplexy on Monday, July 0.
Hev. W. A. Worthinoton, formerly pastor
of the Baptist church In Bernardstown, Mass.,
has accepted a call from the Baptist church in
Dn. Charles Pain Tiiayer of Boston, Mass.,
has been elected adjunct professor of nnat
omy In the medical department of the Unlver
slty of Vermont.
Mr. S. W. Landon, the princlpal of tbe
Burlington hlgh school, hns decllned an offer
of a slmilar posltlon ln Malden, Mass., at a
galary of 82500 per year.
Principai. Goldthwaitk of the St. Albans
high school wlll make a trlp to Europe thls
summer, and sailod from New York on Satur
day, ln tho steamer "Clty of Rome."
Hon. Frkdkiuck Billinos nnd wife started
for Now York last Wednesday, intendlng to be
goue about two weoks nnd make a short stop
at Saratoga before their return home.
Hicv. Dit. L. O. Biiastow of Burlington haa
recelvod n call to the Congregatlonal church at
Wyandotto, Kan. Kov. Dr. Brastow has gono
thlthor to look over the fie'.d, and wlll gubse
quently attend the grand army meotlng in
Uenver. IIo wlll return home eome tlme In
Maj. E. D, Rkt!NOton of Chicngo waa ln
town last week. Maj. Hedington was a pay
master in the Unlon army, was subsequently
in the pay department of the Pacifio rallwar,
and Is nnw In the lumber trade ln Chicngo.
Maj Hedington Is a natlvo Vermonter, son of
1.. (J. Itedlngton formerly of fct. Johnsbury,
nnd ua liosu ol warm irlends among
Giconnr. G. Kfxlooo nnd famlly nro ln town.
MissJoJiEDKWEYnnd Mlss Jane Gulld started
on n Western trlp Monday,
Mihh Bklle Fifiku) wlll glve a party to a
few of her frlends thls oveniug.
F, W. Morsk nttended the meetlng of pas
gengor agents nt Fnbynn'a last week,
Mna. Ecoene Hand gave atoa party to somo
of her.frlenda last Wednosday evenlng,
Mrs. C. W. Willaiiii wlll stnrt soon on a
western trlp, goiug to Mlnneapolts, Mlnn,
Mrs. Gicoudic Lanodon haa gono to Old
Orchnrd beach for a Btay of two or three weeka,
A new asplraut for legal fnmo nppeared In
tho famlly of Jolm G, Wlng, lCsq,, Monday
Mit. and Mrs. C. C. Uamsdell, oltho Watcii
jian force, are spendlng a week'a vacatlon at
II. D. IIoi'itiNS, Jr., la spendlng a fow days
In the vlciuity of St. Albans. Ho hau com
pleted hls engagement at the post-olUce.
Mlss Kknniidy of Burlington, n classmato
nnd Intlmnte frlond of Mlss ltuth Jewett, hna
been vlsltlng wlth her, returning Monday.
The Seventh-day Adventlsta of Vermont wlll
hold n cnmp-meetlng on tho fair ground tha
latter part of next month, the samo ns last year.
Gua Lull, whoso hand wna jammed white
coupllng cars last week, ls getting on well,
havlng had tho forefinger of tho lnjnrod hand
A l'ARTY of about forty, under tho leader
shlp of C. A. Owler, left for Highgato Springa
yesterday, wliere they wlll spend two or threo
weeks ln camp.
A nioht nLOOMiNO CEitEUS at the American
House has attracted Bome Attentlon, havlng
had two blossoms open Saturday nlgbt and
four Sunday nlght,
Aha Blanciiaiiu haa decidcd to make hla
now block fourteen feet dceper than he orfgln
ally Intended. Tho dlmonelons wlll be nlnety-
llve oy nmety-six leet.
Thk marrlago of Mlss Gertle Emery and Mr.
Wlll C. Evans occurrcd last Wednesday and
tho young couple started at onco for Chlcago
whero they wlll reslde.
There was a plcnlc nt Benjamln's Falls yes
terday which was partleipated in by Mrs. M. D.
Gilman, Mrs. II. A. Huse, Mrs. Georgo Heed,
Mrs. E. D. Hyde nnd Mrs. C. B. Wllson.
Chester W. Meruill, n son of the Into Hon.
Ferrand Merrlll, nnd now llbrarlan of tho Cln
clnnatt publlo llbrary, la vlsltlng wlth his bIb
tors, the Mlsses Charlotte nnd Mary Merrlll.
A stated convocatlon of Klng Solomon R.
A. Clinpter, No. 7, wlll bo held at Masonlc hall
on Thursday evenlng. July 10th, at half-past
seven o'clock. Hegular Council meoiing at
We nre Informed that Princlpal J. R. Brack
ett has tho offer of a posltlon aa princlpal of
North Adams (Mass. ) hlgh school ata salary
of Sl,500 per year. He does not expect to leavo
town before the mlddlo of Auguat.
Edward Dewky and famlly, wlth one ox
ceptlon, will go to Cushlng's Island, Portland
harbor, tho latter part of thls week for a stay
of two or three weeks. Mr. Thomas Dewey
will spend hls vacatlon at Nantucket.
The ladios of Hothany church wlll glvo
a lawn nartv at Mr. E. N. Scovlll's. Thurs
day evenlng, July 19th. Ico cream and cake,
twenty-five cents. If the weather ls unfavor
able, tho party wlll bo post'poned to Frlday
Mns. Charles Dewey wna In n hotel at
Sprlngfield when the freshet occurred at that
place, and so sudden was the comlng of the
water that she was obllged to hurry up staira
to escapo, and left the house from a second
atory wlndow on n ladder.
It took a traln of eight cars to accommodato
those who went to the plcnlo at Wlllsboro Polnt
last Thursday, there being about threo hun
dred in the party. Tho occaslon waa nn ex
ccptlonally pleasant one to all who went, as
nothing occurred to mar tho day'a enjoymont.
At a meetlng of Co. II., N. G. V., held last
Thursday evenlng, Lleut. H. W. Keinp was
elected captaln, in place of Joseph Morse, re
signed, Frank I. Pitkln wns promoted from
second tn first lleutenant, and Geo. P. Dewey
from first sergeant to second lleutenant. Tho
appolntlve ofllces will bo filled to-morrownlght.
The Beedle and Prindlo Pleasure Party drew
rather a small house last wednesday oyeuing,
but gave a good show, the muslcal perform
nnces of tho Bendens being especially note
worthy. Tho scolding which some of tbe per
formers gave thoso who dld como, on account
of those who stnld away, was the least pleasing
portion of the entortalnment and showed a
lack of good taste.
Friday evenlng, July 0, Distrlct Depnty C.
W. Guernsey Installed the following ofllcers ot
Thomas Wildey Encarapment, No. 11, I. O. O.
F., C. P., C. E. Caustlo; II. P John P. Don
ovan; S. W., John W. Gou'd; J. W., Charles
O. Fostei; Sciibe. II. E. Slayton; Treasurer,
D. W. Dudley, Gulde, C. T. Summers; F. W.,'
A. T. Keith; S. W., William GlynnjT. W.,
C. W. Guernsey; I. S., David L. Sanders; O. S.,
Goversor Barstow was In town last Thurs
day. .. ,C. J. Gloison has returned from Plaln
fiold Sprlngs....E. W. Thompson was ln town
yesterday. . . . Sheriff Parish of Randolph called
on us Tuesday. .. .F. W. Morse ls in Ports
mouth, N. H., on railroad business, and will
return to-morrow Mlss Hattie B. Simonda
is vlsiting with her grandparents In Jericho.
....Mlss Anna May Lamphier has been yUlt
Ing with her aunt, Mrs. E. Joslyn.
Professor Gould's class receptlon occurred
Thursday evenlng and was a very pleasant oc
caslon. The floor was given to the young folks
for the first hour and they Improved the op
twrtunltv rleht merrllv. Later thero was gen
eral danclng, which was kept up until about
two o'clock. As the nllalr was by Invltatlon
only, there was a select company, which was a
pleasant feature. Mr. Gould has been hero
several seasons, nnd has made many frlends
who are glad to welcome hlm each returning
Last Wednesday evenlng Distrlct Deputy
Georgo L, Lane installed tho following ofllcers
of Vermont Lodge, No. 2. Independent Order
of Odd Fellows: N. G Truraan R. Gordon;
V. G., John P. Donovan; R. S., Chas. W. Guern
sey; P. S., Chas. F. Collins; Treas., D. W.
Dudlev; Cond., Frank Sherburne; War., Chas.
W. Selinas; R. S. N. G.. Geo. L. Lano; L. S.
N. G Dr. A. Clark; R. S V. G., Storea T.
Noyes; L. S. V. G Georgo Trombloo; R, S. S.,
II. E. Slayton; L. S. S., Chas. O. Fostor; I. G.,
Dvld L. Sanders; O. G, Willard Wllson;
Chap., Jlarble Hussell; S. P. G., C. E. Caustlc.
The report has gone abroad that there were
more atteinpted burglarles last week Tuesday
evenlng at the residences of A. A. Mead, E. D,
Hyde and Mra. Arthur Bancroft on Loomls
street, but tnegtory has very sllght foundatlon
In fact. It appears that Will Rlvers was at E.
D. Hyde'a attending to legal business, when
about eleven o'clock he and his companion,
who wero on tho back plarza, discovered a man
on the premlses. They nrousod the household,
but the invader proved to bo Georgo Scrlbner,
who clalmed to be looking for burglars. The
usual A'nenitles ot tbe occaslon, and tome that
were quite uuusual, were exchanged between
Scrlbner nnd the female portion of the afore
sald leaal party, andthehousehould being thor-
oughly nroused, dld not get much eleep that
Jedediah D. Hopkins, of Taberg, N. Y who
left Vermont In 1837, la in town vlsiting hls
nephew, II. D. Hopklns. Sinco hia removal to
New York state Mr. Hopklns has vlgitod Ver
mont but once, which was ln 1845. Mr. Hop
klns wns born in Enosburgh, nnd wns ono of a
large famlly. Hls brothers nnd slsters have all
passed on, except the venerable Deacon Ileman
Hopklns of Montgomery. His nephews nnd
nleces nre numerous, nnd are mostly settled In
eastern Franklin county, and he undortnkes the
present tour to vlstt them all wlth thelr chil
dren. He says that when ho ghnll have done
so be will have seen about nlnety ot them.
Mr. Hopklns Is a great-grandson of Hev. Jede
diah Dewey, the first settled mlnister of Ver
mont, who helped to organlze, and was for sev
eral years pastor of,tho Bennington First church.
At tho annual meetlng ot tho Sabln Slato
Company, which was held tho 12th lut., the
following persons were chosen dlrectors nnd
ofllcers for the year cusulng; Dlrectors Charles
T. Sabln, W. H. II. Bingham, John B. Thurs
ton, Edwnrd D. Blackwfll, Georgo Jewett, John
llurney. Charles R. Burlelgh. , Ollleers Charles
T, Sabiu, tiresldont; Edward D. Blackwell,
treasurer; Jaines T. Sabln, Clerk. Flnance
commltteo Jarues H. Langdon, W. H. H,
Blugham, John B. Thur.ton, Subtequently
the following resolutlons wero prosented aud
unanlmously adopted: " llesohxd, That thls
board learns wlth profound regret ot the death
of our estecmed associnte, Charles Burlelgh
Esq, They doera It a great losa to thls corpo
ration to which hls energy and excellont judg
ment In establishlng hnvecontributcd so much .
nnd whtlo we bow ln submlssion to thls dls
pensatlon of dlvlno providenco, wo romember
with ploasure hls raro nccompltshments, as n
sagaclous. ecleutlfla and businens inember of
tlils board ; ns well na hls genlal and uprlght
charactor as a man nnd cltizen. Jtesolveil,
That wo tender the heartfelt sympathy ot thla
board to the famlly ln thtlr great bereaveinent,
that we presont them wlth a copy of these reso
lutlons, and tho clerk ls hereby dlroctcd to
record the same."
DirrriNO seems to bo the favorlto mothod ot
whiting away the tlme for some ot Bellows