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BY W. W. PKScfS -
MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, AUGTJST 15, 1SS3.
VOE. 78. 1009. NO. 41.
Montpelier fcWells R. r)e.
Takiqg EffecUune 25, 1882.
Tralna tenve Montpelier n follows l
Mall at 8.00 A. M., Exnrrsatl.30 p. M., Mlxedat 4.10
r. M.t arrlve at WelU Rlver at 9.40 A. M., 3.10 ir.
m., 7.3) r. u.
Tralna lenve Wells lllvcr ns follotes! '
Mtol At 4,00 A. u., Accommodatlon at 10.05 A.
Mall at 4.00 r. n.; arrlve at Montpelier at 7.45 A.
M 11.60 A M.i 5.90 r. M.
Tralns leavlng Montpelier at 8.00 A. M. and 1.30 F. M.
make close connectlons at WelU Rlver for all reint ln
the White Mountalnsi also for Iioston and alllnterino-
Uate pomtn. W.A.STUWISIlii oupfrinitTiuaf.
F. W. MORSE, Oeneral ratttngtr Aaeni
Central Vermont Railroad.
Commencing June 25, 1883,
Tralns Oolng South u ill ii-rit MonBpeHer
as follotes l '
MAIL, from St. Albany and Burlington
i for Concord, Manchester, Nasliua, Wor
cester, Lowell, Kltchbnre, llostan, Sprlng-
.. v r aMH v'.iri vnrlr.
UBMI, t.D" uuuuun uva ' v n
L1MITF.I) EXl'REHS, from Montreal, Og
, dcnsbnrg and the West, frr Norton, vla
Lowell, and New York vla )4prtngueld and
New London. i
M1XEI), from Ht. Albany, Rutland and
i Hurllngton for Northfield.
11.50 a. m
m N101IT KXI'KKSS. from Montreal, Og
II I deusburg and the Wtt for llortpn vla
Lowell and Fltchhurtt, sprmBneiu. ew
London and New YorK, and all potnU ln
New Eniiland. Hlenptng Cars to Spring
field and Iioston vlfc Lowell.
lYaln.i (lotng IfortJt and West:
lOAo m N1G11T EXrilE.0-S. from Iioston and New
r.tU a, III. York for Mon'-Teal, Ogdensburg and tho
West. Sleeplrtg Car to Montreal.
9 Qfl a m ACCOMMOIAT10N, from Northfield for
O.0U a. III, Burlington, Rutland and 8t. Johns.
jit, - LOCAL EXTKESS, from White Klver
0.93 di III. Jnnctlon foj-Ilurllngton, St. Albana, ltlch
f ord and Itouses Tolnt.
m DAY EXU'RESR. Leavca Bolton vla
Hli Fltchbure at B.00 a. m.. vla Lowell at
9.00 a, rn.. New London at 5.00 a. m.,
HprtngfleJd at 8.0J a. m., for llurllngton,
St. Albnns, Montreal. Ogdensburg and
the West. Drawing Koom Car to Alon-
m ACCOMMODATION. from White Rlver
i III. Junctlon for llurllngton, Ht. Albans, Og-
densbifcrg ana jiionireai.
Trnlna loave f or llarro at 7.00 a. m., 10.45 a,
m. and 4.50 p ln. ( , ,
Through ticiieta to Chlcago and all polnts west for
eale at the prlnclpaji statlons. ....
J. W JIOIJART, General Supcrlntendent.
H. W CUMM1NUS, General Pasjenger Agent.
IIKST K'ATIONAIj 11ANK, rost-offlce lllock.
: J. A. U'age, l'rwldent; J. C. lloughton, Cashler,
ONTrtKMKK SAVINOS ltAMK AND
TltWlt' COMl'ANY. l'ays Interest on deposlw.
llomer W. lieaton, Presldcnt; A. W. Ferrln, Treasurer.
Office ln Uacon's lllock,
South Maln Strcet.
OlHce over HlibyV drug store, State Street.
Q E. MDNT.
Room 6, Unlon lllock.
W11ITNEY. Offlce and resldence ln
French's lllock, South Maln Street.
MKIUOAN IIOUSK, State Street,
XX. mgnt unuiH.
Chester Clark, Troprletor,
TTfllON IIOUSE. Lately Refltted.
Irlsh & Sparrow, Proprletors.
Flret-class ln everv re-
Opslte C. V. K. R. staUon.
j T. O. Ualley, rroprletor.
"VTATION'AX, I.TFK. Safe. sound. suhstantlal.
XtI Gco. W Reed, Secretary; Chas. Dewey, Tresldent.
K7T. MUXDAL. V1RK INS
CO. Promnt and
Jas. T. sabln, Sec'y; W. II. 11. lllngham, rrca't.
OT. :l.Altlf, General Insurance AgenU. The
. best stoii companles represented. I'ost-olllce lllock.
1J1TKIN & HCSK.
X Offlce ln roat-offlce Block.
Q i. IJOYT, Attorney at Law
1HAltI,I!:S W. I'OUTKIt.
V Oftlce ln Unlon lllock, State Street.
. Law and collectlon ofllce wlth 8. C. ShurtleS.
PAVILION LIVKKV. riret-class teams fur
nlshed for all occaslons. l'rtces reasonsble.
DW. HUDL.ISVS LIVKKY, Feeil and Board
. lng Stable. Teams of all descrlptlonR.
Ilead ot State Street.
MIS GETjTjA JVJ2 O VS.
LOWE & SON, Tea Dealers and Grocers.
. Colfee roasted on the premlses.
JV. KMK11Y. Urockery, Glass Ware, CartieU,
. Curtalns. Koom Faner. etc. state Street.
"tr E. SLAYTON, Statlnner, liooksellerandNews-
Klalto lllock, State Street.
GAltMKNTS made as they shonld be by Woolson
llrothers, Merchant Tallors. EstablUhed ln 1356.
A. IKAI. dealer ln Watches. Jewclrv. HUver
a RntllMjtteri Ware. Tnvii And Fnnpv flnivta.
1JKWKY, General Uardwaro Store.
Near the Amerlcan Ilouse.
uis J'JllW'l JM) or au klnils neally and promptly
uuuo ai reasonaom raie, nena lor efliunaies 10
WAIOnMAN & JOCKNAL OfflCe.
. fectlonerv. " The beet ln the state." Maln Street.
, Reed's Block. Maln Street,
r.nw iuocK, Hiate street.
NEWEST ANI) 11EST IIOOK FOR
Singing Classcs, Conventions, Choirs,
BY li. O. EMKKSON.
Songs, Duets, Quartets, Part
Songs, Glees, Hymn Tunes,
Chants and Anthems,
BeBldes many Melodlous Exerclses and Easy Alrs for
the Elemmtary Courte.
l'rlco .Suvoaty.fivo Ciuits. .
Xiberdf HeductUm fuv QitttutitirH.
, TIIE BINOKKB' WiaCDMK, Mr. EmerBOn's
last, and, prtwuuiAbly, his best Slnglng Class book, is a
new and Iresh coiupllatlon prrlect ln melody and har
uionv, and tbere ls a ureat vatlely of sublects ln 1U one
hunured and nlnetytwo psges.
Oue htindred attractlve pleces of secular musto (Bongs,
dnets, glees, elo.) provlde for the usef ul practlce of choirs
Flfty pleces of sacred mualo (hyinn tunes aud an
thems) are qulte snttlclent for the new musto of a oliolr
for oue year.
New features ln the eleinentary couree wlll commend
themselves to teachers. Uvery wlde-uwake slnglng
class teacher wlll be glad to exaiulue the new book
wlilch ls to be so wldely used.
Send seventy-nve cents for speclmen copy.
0LIVER DITS0N" & C0,, Boston.
FARM FOR SALE.
Sald farin Is sltuated twn lulles east of Williamstown
vllUge, ou the road leadlng to Washington,
and couslsts ot some
Itloro llmii Ono Ilundrcd Acres,
well woodod and waterwl. Frult aud sugar orchards,
Hulldlnga ln gool repalr. Wlll sell or eichange for vll
lage property, For partlcuiars, Inqulre of
CD-tt O. II. DICK1NSON, Williamstown, Vt.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 1883.
1'all styles ln glngbnms, catnbrlcs, prlnts,
cretons, lndlgo prlnts and elilrtlnga juat ro
celved. Dloaclied and brown cottons ot very
low prlcea at J. G. Mortlson & Co.'s.
Tiik CAitrKNTEit Ouqan. Wheellng, West
Vlrglnla, October 22, 1881. K. P. Catpentor,
Esq. My Dear Slt: I muBt oxptDss my com
pleto eatlBfaction wlth the wotkmanshlp ol the
oigana, tbe quallly and character ol tone. I
havean ozcellont gtandard to judgo by, ns I
sell tbe Mason & Ilamlln organ largely, and
was, so to gpeak, ralsed on Estcy and Mason &
Ilamlln. The lndlvldual as well as collectlvo
cbaractor of tone youra produce la oxceedlngly
p!pe-llko, finooth, and Iree from reedy quallty,
and I am fully convlnced ls not excelled, lf
equalod, by any other make. I ehall be a
Btoady customor ln the luture. Very truly
yours, Wllliam II. Sheib. G. A. Alnsworth,
Williamstown, Vt., general agont.
The Baptlst annual state conventlon wlll be
held at West Itindolph the fourth Sunday ln
Ex-GovEitNOit 1'age haa piesented a clalm
offrom S20.000 to 830,000 to tbe dlrectora of
tho Hutland railroad.
Ir Jitmes Carey looked one-half aa bad as a
ptcture wlth hls name under lt ln tbe North
field JVetw, we do not wondor that he was abot.
The Indcx tblnka that lf tboy keep on re
duclng court expenge? ln Caledonia county,
they wlll soon be able to declare a dlvidend on
tho net earnings.
The artlclea of associatlon ot the Rutland
and Poultney railroad bave been filed ln the
Secretary of State'a olTlce. Tho proposed road
Is to be bullt, from Rutland to the state llne
ln Poultney and thcre connect wlth another
road. The dlstance la fllteon mlles and the
capital stock ls 8150,000.
The sevonth regiment of Vermont vetcran
volunteera whlcb Colonol W. C. Holbrook, now
of New York clty, commanded, wlll hold its
aecond reunlon at Burlington August 28-30.
A steamer has been cbartered and an excur
slon wlll bo had upon Lake Champlain the
29th, leavlng Burlington about ten a. m. Last
year tbe regiment held Its first reunlon at
Tins Item la now on lta travcls around the
state: "Thedebtot Burlington la 8175,000, of
which 8131,000 is bonded. The recelpts of the
past year were 8583,000, dlsbursementa S532,'
070." If thia were true, we should not blame
Rev. Theodore A. llopkins for movlng out of
the clty to escape taxes, but lt happens that
tbese figures apply to the state and not to the
hamlet by the lake.
Mokiixo Noyes, Ksq , a long-titne merchant
of Burlington, baa gone into voluntary bank.
rupy. Uis fallure waa preclpltated by the
fact that hla princlpil Indorser, who la under-
Btood to be B. B. Smalley, Esq., ls sald to be
somowhat allected by the St. Albana fallures
and the banka refused to longer accept hta ln
dorsements. Mr. Noyes' liabilltles are 831
000 and hla creditors are practlcally limlted to
The Brattleboro l'hoentx, which championed
General Grout ln lils last unsucceeaful attempt
to be elected to congress, gives tho following
as hla Boliloquy over the Barlow fallure
"Though the roills of God grind alowly, yet
theygrind exceeding small; though wlth pa
tience stands he waltlng, wlth exautnesa grinda
heall." We doubt if General Grout would
thank anybody for attributing any such sentl
ments to him.
A meetino of railroad ofllclals was held at
St. Albans on Friday to consider the questlon
of fast freight and pasaenger servlce between
Iioston and Chlcago. It was arranged to put
on a fast freight between Boston and Chlcago,
for perlshable mercbandise, beglnning Mon
day, August 20. At the same time a fast pas
senger aervice wlll be established between the
same polnts, leavlng Boston at ono o'clock r
m. and runnlng through to Chlcago ln forty
houra. The train wlll pass Montpelier about
six 1'. m.
Stow Post, No. 29, G. A. R wlll bold a
camp-firo in the grove of S. II. Foster, ln Noith
Calais, on Thursday, August 23d, to which all
are invlted, especially Brooks, Hall and K1U-
worth posta, G. A. R. Comrade II. C. Lull of
Montpelier will deliver hls address on " Ander
Bonville." Other speakera are also expccted,
Tho exerclses will consist of speaking, muslc
by the band, singing by the glee club, and
danclnc, Board and horse-keeping wlll be
furnlsned all who desiro it. Tho exerclses wlll
commence at one o'clock, r, M,, and contlnuo
Tue following ls a 11st of the falrs to be he!
in the state: Franklin County, Sheldon, August
29-31 ; Rutland County, Rutland, September
5-7; Union Exhibltlon Soclety, St. Albans,
September 5-7; State, Burlington, September
10-14; Mad Rivor Valley, Waitsfield, Septem
ber 18-19; Caledonia County, St. Johnsbury,
September 18-20; Poultney Industrial Soclety
Poultney, September 18-20; White Rlver Val
ley, Bethel, Septembor 18-20 ; Dog Rlver
Valley, Northfield, September 25-27; Orange
County, Bradford, September 25-27; Lamoille
Valley, Morristown, September 25-27; World's,
Tunbridge, October 2-4.
A cokuesi'onuent, "X, Y. "A.," wrltes as
follows: " For the benefitol young inen who
are Mtchlng ' for a government clerkshlp, will
you allow rne to quote from a letter wrltten
Bome yeurs ago by ono ot our most dlstlnguished
congressmen, for many years a repreBentatlve,
and afterward a sonator7 Writlng to one waut-
lng a clerkshlp, sald he, 1 1 ehould adviso you
not to come hero (Washington, D. C.) Those
who do corao, ot courne make llfe a fallure.
A cleik when djscharged Is a paupei.' The
character of the wrlter, were l at llberty to glve
hla name, would glve great welght to those
words of advlce and warniug. They are
worthyof thecareful conslderation of young
On tho Saturday afternoon before tho St.
Albans trust coropany suspended, a lady who
had a sum to doposit hurrled over just before
cloaing tltne In the aftornoun, to mako suro ot
havlng her money in a Bafe place. Sho now
wlshea sho hadn't hurrled about lt, Ono St.
Albans man who had soveral thousaud dollars
ln the bank, added two thousand moro to lt
the week botore tho Buspenslon, Qulto a num
ber of Indlvlduals found theuiBolves wlth from
flve to teu dollars lu thelr pocketa and tho ret
of thelr casb locked up wlth the rust com
pany, The St. Johnsbury Centor correBpou-
dont of the Union aays: " Dr, Wllllama of thls
place drow out of tlio St. Albana bank 1,400
two weeks ago, and lt appeara tliat ho waa not
too soon ln drawlng lt."
Cknthal Vermont I'omona Ghanoe wlll
hold Its nnnual nlcnlo and farmera' meetlnu at
tho falrground ln Northfield tho last Wcdnes-
day ln August, tho 29th Inst., commenclng at
ten o'clock a. m. Tho meetlng wlll be publlo
and a general lnvltatlon Is oxtended to all. lt
belng tho season of the yoar when a day a rost
Is not only ncceasary but profitable ns well, lt
Is hoped thore wlll be a f ull attendance. The
arrangcments for llterary entertalnment are ln
the handa ot the executlvo commlttce, and
doubtlesa a good supply wlll bo at hand. The
following subject la prosented for consldera
tion: "Whathaa tho order of patrons of hue
bandry accompllahed of value to lta members,
or that haa proved a benefit to tho agrlcultur
allsta ln the Unlted StateB?"
The fteytstcr says that tho recont actlon of
tho corporatlon of Middlebury college relativo
to tho admlsslon of women la misunderstood
soroe quartera. It appeara to bo thought
that women are not to recetvo dcgrees at all.
Thla la a mlstake. Thoso who complete elther
the classlcal courso, or the new couree, ln
which equlvalent studles are pursued ln placo
of Greek, wlll recelve tlto degrees of bachelor
of arts or bachelor of Bclenco, respectlvely, the
same as young men dolng slmllar work. But
ln caso young womon wish to take only a par
tlal courso, ln preparatlon for teaching, for ln
stance, they wlll be given faculty cortificates
showlng what they have done; and thls is all
that a young man would get ln llko clrcum
stances. Young men and young women will
be treated precisoly allke so far aa degrees are
In tho dlstrlbution of tho tax pald by savlngs
banka Into the state treasury for tbe last six
montbs of 1882 under tho old law and now be
lng dlstributed to towns by State Treasurer
DuBols, amounting to 824,87G.50, two hun
dred and thlrty-three of the two hundred and
forty towns wlll partlcipate. Tho clty of Bur
lington will get S2.07G 91; Brattleboro, 81,'
851 24; Rutland, 81,014.94 ; St. Johnsbury,
8805 87, and Montpelier, 8009.22, and from
that down to Belvidere which wlll get only two
cents; Brunswick, four cents; East Ilaven,
nlne cents; Eden, ten cents; Glastenbury,
forty-throe cents, and Lowell, fifty-five cents.
AU other towna recelve from 81.00 upwards.
Thls ls the last dlstrlbution to bo made, aa un
der the revenue law the tax pald by savlnga
banks and trust cornpanies eince the 1st Inst,
wlll remaln in the stato treasury, with the tax
received from other corporatlons, to meet the
current expcnses of the state.
Shkkidan'b Veteuans" haveorganlzedan
excursion to the Shenandoab valley. The tlme
is from September 15th to the 21tb, aud on the
arrival ln the hlstorlc valley there will be ro-
unions and camp firea on old battle-fields of the
rebelllon. The excursion will leave Fitchbnrg
and Boston September 15th, and arrlve in Wash
ington the 10th. Monday, the 17th, lt will
leave for Ilarpers Ferry, where two daya wlll
be spent around camp firea, ln memorial ser-
vlcea, in relinlons and ln celebrations of battlea
n that locallty. Thursday, September 20th,
the excursion wlll move to Cedar Creek battle
ground, where the annlversary of that famous
engngement wlll be celebrated wlth fittlng
ceremonies. Ilomeward bound, the excursion
will reach New York Sunday morniug, Sep
tember 23d. Eacb member of the company
should provlde a blanket and personal toilet
artlclea. The fare wlll be 830 in advance.
Thia sum pays for transportatlon both ways,
board and lodglngs from tho arrival ln Wash
Ington until the party gtarta for home, and for
one raeal on the boat eacb way. Tlcketa will
be ready for dellvery August 18 and will be
for sale at the above price till September 1.
After that the prlce will bo 840. General
Stephen Thomas, Washington, Vt., Is tho mem
ber of the executlvo commlttce for thls state,
who will f urnish tickets to all veterans or any
other indlvlduals who may wish to join the
excursion and to whom inqulties for intorma-
tlon should beaddressed
The excursion to Woirs, N. II., Inst Saturday
over the Montpelier & Wells Rlver and Boston,
Concord and Montreal railroads waa a very
gratifying auccesa, both aa to the number wbo
went and the manner in which it was carried
out. Tho ofilciala of the f ormor road, on whom
restcd the mauagement of the affalr, had de-
termlned to spare no pains in minlstering to
the comfort and enjoyment of thelr patrons,
and the result sliowed the meanure of thelr
succcss. Two hundred and slxty tlcketa were
Lsold at tho Montpelier station alone, and addl-
tloua were received all along the llne, until the
number reached over seven hundred. The
train, which was composed of Boventeen cara
and two engineg, was the largest excursion
train that ever passed over thls road, and com-
fortable seats were provided for all, so tbat
none stood up, nnless they chose to do bo.
From Wella1 Rlver the train waa run as an ex
press, reachlng Weira on timo in about two
hours. Every one waa pleaaed with thls de-
llghtful resort, and dtd not hesttate to so ex
presa themselves. A lnrge number indulgcd
ln a ride on tbe lake, others vislted the ob
servatory, and all found abundant meana of
enjoyment. The return trip waa made ln good
tlme, and the tratn reached Montpelier a little
before nine o'clock. F. W. Morse, general
passenger agent, and II. W. Whltcomb, nsslst-
ant superlntendent, accompanled the party,
glvlng thelr personal attentlon to carrylng out
thelr plans, and the thanks ot the excurslonlsts
are due to them. It ls probable that another
opportunlty wlll bo given later-ln the season to
vlslt thia place, aud the auccesa ot thls excur
sion will doubtlesa Induco many others to go,
wbo stayed behlnd thls tlme.
Tiik Free I'ress has been looklng up the
chlrography of some well-known men in the
state nnd says: "Thestudyot handwrlting la
an Interosting one. Senator Edmunda wrltea
a painfully cramped, knotty, twisted-up sort of
a hund, and is apt to economize In labor by
writlng only tho first nnd last letters ot a word,
the Intervenlng ones being repreBented by
merely a wavy llne. Rev. Mr. Waro'a manu
acripta resemble cuneiform inscrlptlons and are
utterly undecipherable. Tho Idler once bor
rowed a sermon ot hls, but found hlmself un
ablo to read a llne ot It, were he to dle for It,
Lately, however, Mr. AVare has InveBted a por-
tlon ot hls revenue ln a stylographlc pen, and
finds ltlmposstbleto write wlth lt qulte sobadly
ns wlth an ordlnary pen, Hon. Edward J. Pholps
makes a back-handed lottor that la the dexpalr
of prlnters. Those who are lucky enough to
possesa Cashlor Woodhouse'a marveloua nuto
graph on bank bllls may be glad to learn that
he doesn t alwaya wrlte as horrlbly aa that.
Cashior Wells ot tho Iloward bank would
mako a good writlng master, If he should ever
want to change hla occupatlon. Rev. Dr,
Jrastow wrltoa a hand tbat pretty effoctually
eoneeals lils thougbta. Kt. Kot. Blabop De
Hoeabrland makoa lettera ot the alze adopted
y thoso Ingenloua cltlzena who wrlte the
8 rrayor wlthln tho compaaa of a ten-cent
Ploco - A sneot oi nia wrmng iookb moro iie
n finely-engraved ahoet than anythlng elso.
Rev. Father Lynch wrltea a bold hand which
he who ruus may read. Clty Clerk Root wrltea
a preclso and clcrkly hand, nnd hla record
booka are modela, as far aa ponmanslilp la con
cerned. Hon. llenry Ballard never uses a pen,
preferring a polnted atlck, and doea not pre
tend to be able to read hla own (alleged) writ
lng. Alraost equally elegant la Hon. Georgo
II. Blgelow'a handwrlting. They say that hls
old prlnters had to lcarn lt, just ns one mlght
Plenty of rumora are lloatlng about Rut
land In regard to tho financial embarrassment
of the Dorset marble company and of other
large concems. Aa far aa can bo learned, thoso
rumora aro wlthout any foundatlon ln fact, as
the Dorset marble company la probably sound
and solvent. The rumora have galncd cur-
rency because Ex-Governor Page, who Is a
large stockholdor In the DorBet marble com
pany, haa been Bued as an Indorser for a 85,000
note made by the company which went to pro-
test at thenational bankot Rutland a few days
slnce and upon which the Battenkill national
bank ot Manchester almost immedlately be
gan sutt agalnst Page and E. J. Hawley, the
president of the company. Tho note was ln-
dorsed lndlvldually by Ex-Governor Page, E.
J. Hawley and J. B. Ilolllster (the latter of
whom is treasurer) and the bank would be
wllllng to renew the note, lf Hawley's son
would also endorse lt, but young Hawley not
feellng under any obllgatlona, would not do It
and thereupon sult was at once begon. No
other 8ults have been begun agalnst the Dor
set marblo company or any Indorser of its
paper. Other notea of tho Dorset marble com
pany held by banka in Rutland bave gone to
protest, but have been satisfactorlly renewed
The company ia understood to have had a
large lloatlng lndebtednoss which haa been
largely reduced slnce the 1st of last January.
The company expecta to meet all Its paper, but
has probably been a little hard np because lt
has dlsposed of but a small amount of lta first
mortgage bonds. The company owns valuable
quarrlea and mills iu East Dorset, and n few
years slnce pnrchased two quarries and a mlll
In Rutland. Those renuired large amounts of
money, which the company expected and stlll
expects to ralso from tho bonds lssued, which
cover all ItB quarry property and mllla both in
East Dorset and Rutland, and are considored
good. The fact of the above suit agalnst
Page and attachment on hls property being
known and occurring about the tlme he was
ousted from the railroad management by tho
Clements, has been prollfic of rumors.
,The past year haa been very a unfortuuate
om for the Farmers' Mutual Insnrance Com
piny and thelr losses have been unnsually
haavy. Dnrlng the year endlng August 1,
1582, the company gustained eoventy-four
lcsses, amounting to 814,346 G7. Thia was a
ttlfH atbf o' tho average, being- $1,228.97 on
each millton dollars insured the exact aver
age for thirty-two years belng 81,113.97. But
a slngle loss occurred durlngthat year amount
ing to 81,500. During the year endlng August
1, 1883, the company has sustained eighty-nino
lost ea, amounting to 832,141.08. These, to the
number of elghty-one which In character,
amount, etc, would be regarded aa constltuting
about the legltlmate lossea of the year
amounted to 812,090.20, which would be but
81,087.07 on each milllon dollars Insured, and
would require a percentage of assossment some
thlng lesa than last year. But the remalning
elght of the list were very large onea, aggregat
h2S19,454.48. The total losses for the year
S32,114.G8-amount to 83.0G8 87 on each mil
lton dollar8 Insured, or nearly three tlmes tho
average for thirty-two years, and calls for an
assessraent of ehbt and one-half per cent,
which haa been accordingly levled. For thirty-
two years, and up to the exceptlonal experl-
ence of the past year, the Farmers' Mutual haa
insured the property of the state at a rate cer-
talnly not exceeding, nnd bollevedto be a little
less, than that ot tbe best companlea in the
state or country. Aa will bo seen by the
forth-coming report, there are 810,474,410.00 of
property insured, with a note capital of nearly
8500,000. Every dollar of loss which haa been
ascertained to be just has been paid or pro
vided for by the assessment lald, leavlng a
small balance in the treasury for contingenclea.
The risks and the affairs generally of the com
pany, aslde from the unusual losses descrlbed,
are ln exceptlonally good conditlon, nnd lt
well deserves tbe publlc confidence and patron-
age. In proof tbat the dlrectora and olllcers
are wllllng to share the present unusual bur-
dena wlth the other members ot the company,
the formerhavo generously off ered to donate
tbelr servlces the ensulng year, and there wlll
also bo a large aurrender ot pay on the part ot
Governou Stewart and hls two daughters
are at the seaside.
Rev. L. O. Brabtow la at home agaln at
Burlington after au extended tour through the
E. A. BuiEN, a member of the present leg-
islature from Castleton, dled on Friday the
IIon. Daniel Rorerts and hta eon, Robert
Roherta, Etq., have returned from thelr west
Judqb Rowell and wife of West Randolph
started last Wednesday for a short vacatlon at
the sea ahore.
Uaitain C. (J. Kinsman ot Rutland has re
turned from the national Grand Ariny of the
Republlc oncampment at Denver,
Chaunoey II, IIathen, a graduate of the
last class nt the Universlty, has been engaged
aa principal of Bell instltute at Underhill,
Senator Edmunds has promised to be nt
tho Addison county fair next inonth for n day
or part ot a day, aud lt 1b probable that he wlll
deliver a short address.
Gnoimi: R. Bottom, cashler of tlio Baxter
national bank, has been elected by tbe Rutland
railroad company aa register ot the common
and preferred stock of the company, Dr. J, A,
Mead was unanlmously olected periuanout
treasurer of tho road, vlce Haven removcd,
Miss L. II. Diuoiiam of Massachusetts haa
been engaged aa preceptresa ot Goddard Sem-
Inary In placo ot Miss A. G, Watson, rcsigned,
Mlsa Brlgham ia a thoroughlr oducated ladv
and an experlenced teacher. she Is a graduate
oi ono ot tue uest nigii scnooia in alassacnu
setts, also ot tho Sprlngflold collegluto Instltute,
and haa supplemented all her schoollng and
experleuco wlth two yoars ot travel and study
Mits. Dn. West Is vorv elck at tho Amerlcan
The fall torm of tho unlon school wlll bceln
Miss SitAFTKit of Callfornla haa been vlslt-
lng at E. P. Jowetfa.
Hon. Chaules Dewey has eone to New York
and wlll return Saturday,
1'BTETt Mitciirli, ls brcathluL' the rjuro sea
alr at Falmouth Helghta, Mass,
Drt. and Mrs. William nowE of Massachu-
setts aro vlslting with S. L. Howe.
Mr. Nei BoTTSFonr) of Massachusetts la
vlslting with hls frlcnd, R. G. Brown.
G. II, Smilie. who haa been on a vlslt to hls
homo ln Cambridge, Mass., haa returned.
There were no servlces at Chrlgt rburch last
Snnday, tho rector being at Camp Watson.
Colonkl Georgk T. Ciiilds and C. S. Forbes
of St. Albana were ln town last Wednesday,
Misa Dora Wells waa confined to her room
by lllnesa last week, but ls now able to bo out.
Hon II, D. Hyde, one of the legal llghta at
the Ilub, was tho guest of B. F. Flfleld, Esq,,
Edwakd Dewey aud famllr returned last
week from Portland Harbor, where they spent
A ronTiON of Stato Btreet la belng graveled.
under the directlon of Btreet commlssloner
John L. Tuttle.
C W. PoiiTKit, Esq., started to drlve to
Quechee last Thursday. He wlll be absent
some little timo.
Rev. C. W. Gallaohkh of Tnunton, Mass.
may be expected to preach at Trlnlty church
next cundAy morning,
By lnvltatlon of the miblisher, elghtcen of
the Watchman force went on the excursion to
tbe Weira last Saturday,
In re.nonsfi to the netltlon presented last
wecK, tne naiuits are naving aome worK aone
on tne worcester orancn.
Georoe G. Kellooo nnd Mr. Parker ar-
rlved from Boston Sunday mornlng to attend
tne lunerai oi airs. jouonnott,
The cnnsua has been increasod bvaddltlons
to the familles of Rev. J. Edward Wright, Fred
A. Carter ana Juan De collalnea.
Mehsrs. Jedd Camp and Burnside Balley
and Misses Alice Kaymond and Klttlo llaliey
took a trlp to l'lainiieiu npripgs last sunday,
Mrs. F. R Stevkns. accomoanled bv her
son, Master Ned, ls spendlng a few weeka wlth
her elster, Mrs. D. L. IIouso, at Beebe Plalu,
Fourtekn of thoso emnloved in S. C. Wool-
pon's establishment avalled themselves of hls
liberallty and went on tho excursion last Sat
Georoe C. Shepard and hls son George took
a trip to Montreal and Quebec last week and
returned wiui Mrs. J. ai. fiano, a sister oi oirs.
Mrs. SrENCER Borden of Fall Rlver. Mass..
and Mrs. J. M. Fiske ol Toledo, Oblo, sisters of
Mrs. George C. Shepard, are stopplng at the
Henhy Casiikn. an emnlovo at the Lane
Manufacturlng Company's works, had hla foot
lnjured yesterday Dy a ncavy piece oi ma-
cntnery lalllng upon lt,
Georoe E. Tai-lin is flttine up tho interlor
of hls store. New shelves and drawers will be
put in, it will bo sheathed overhead, and every-
tning put in nrst-ciass Bnape.
A deat) puppy was found in a sprine on the
Berlin side from which several familles had
water. The deed must have been a mallcious
one, as the spring ia kept closely covered and
Some of the tlling In the court house hall
waatakenup to be..telaldr when the fiuorwas
lound to oe so Daaiy rotiea tnat ic was mougnt
best to put m a new one ot lron ana stone,
wnicn la now Deing oone,
Tiik. exnense of aorlnkllng that portlon of
the streets which is kept free from dust ia about
8500 per year. Of thls, about S100 ls raised by
subscription and pald toll. S.,'Smlth for dolng
the work and the balllffs pay 8100 for the
Acoiitney Shamiso lost a valuable truck
horso Friday nlght. He had been sick the
prevlous day and waa lound aeaa m nia stan
Saturday mornlng. A Bubscriptton paper has
neen started to nuy anotner tiorse lor air.
Mu. and Mrs. F. W. Morse, II. W. Whlt
comb, E. R. Morse, and George Atkins went to
Plymouth, N. H., Sunday to attend the funeral
of Manazer J A. Dodce ot the Boston, Concord
and Mnntreal llne, A large number of rail
road olllclals were present.
Commander Charlfs E. Clark of the Unitod
States Navv. son of J. D Clark of thls vlllace.
arrived sunday mornlng nnd Mr. and Mrs,
Clark have accompanled Hlm on a trlp over
Lake Champlain and Lake beorge and down
the Hudson to Now York clty, returning tho
latter part ol tnis weeK,
The total exnense of malntalning tho five
Protestant chnrches in town is SIO.OOO per year
wlilcti ls dlvlded as ioiiowb: uetnany cnurcn,
S2900; Christ church, 82100; Church of tho
Messiab. 82000; Trlnlty church, 81800; Baotlst
church, 81200. We state the facts simply aud
leave eacli reader to do hls own morailzing.
Eldkrs Geohqe I. Butler, I, D. Van Horn,
and Urlah Smlth, editor ot thelr denomina
tlonal paper, the lieview and Jlerahl, and Mra.
i',. u. vuito oi Micnigan areexnecteaasBreaK-
ers at the Seventh Day Adveutlst camp meetlng
to be held on the old fair ground tbe last of
thls month. They nre all interesting speakera
and wlll lnatruct au wno may attend.
Ex-Goveunoh Proctor sent 810 to Com-
Eany 11 toward uuylng tlielr now outtit. Iwo
undred nnd thlrty dollars has now been
raised. The new hats and coata are ordered.
S. C. Wnolton wlll furnlsh the coata. A glee
club ot fltteen members has been organlzed for
the puipose ol keeplng up the courage and
splriia ot tbe boya at St. Johnsbury, aud they
Ilow easy lt ls to say the wrong thlng at the
right timo and what a narrow margin there ia
between an lntended compument nnd n dis-
pleaslng remarkl "Ilow do you do? We are
very glad to have you come and go," sald one
frlend to another who Is a frequent guest In
town. Whether It was the coming, or the
going, or a close connectlon between the two
tnac causea tne pieasure is stiu au open ques-
W. B. IIill, who came from Boston to work
ln Oughtney Jangraw'a barber sbop, but haa
slnee been with Fellx Pratt, bired a team ot I).
P. Young a week ago last Sunday to go to
Plainfield Sprlnga and on hls way home
smashed tho team up to the tune ot about S75.
He sald ho would settle lt. but left town witb-
out doing so nnd at the same time being in
debt to others. Ilia return is more desired
than expected by hls creditors.
Citowns fllled the square near the Unlon houso
each eveutng last week to llsten to the free
entertalnment furnlshed bya couple of niln-
Btrols nnd to ouy eiectrlo llver paaa at one ooi
lar each. warranted to cure all dlseasea now
known and several as yet uudUcovered. Qulte
a number 'lnvcted thelr little dollar, but no
mnrked Improvemont has yet been notlced In
tho eeneral health of the comuiunltv. The on-
tertalnment waa brought to a close by tho Bud-
drn deatli ol one ol tue partles, aa reiatod eise-
CoNai'icuous among the eorrowa wlilch have
latelv fal en thlck aud fast upon our townsfolk.
ls the grlef attendlng the deccase of Mrs. Al-
beit.lohonnott, (nce Mnrv Parker). Mrs. Johon-
nott waa born in Plainfield, N. H , but from
thongoot teu till twenty years ago, when the
family curno to Montpelier, sho wns a residont
ot Barre; nnd she waa eudenrod to a very wldn
clrcle of frlends. Her chlef luterost centered
In her home, and she was a pecullarly affoc-
tlonate, devoted, and seir-sacrlllcluc wlle aud
mother; but her lovely care extended far be
yond her own bearth-stone, and many aro they
outside the preclous Inner clrcle who have re
ceived from her grateful soclal courtesies, or
tlmely and judlclous charlty. Grntle ln her
judgment of others, but exactlng much ot her
self. inodest in her estlmatu of her own abili-
tles, careful and considerate in-her speech, she
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horrolf as wlth hooka of steeL Plety and
tihllanthropv wero boautifullv blended fu her
1 character, nnd the church to which sho be-
longed Ioscb at her death a member wlth not
only wllllng handa, and moral force, but aNo
exceptlonal splrltual strongth, whlle no words
can suggest the desolatlon which her sudden
removal baa brought upon her home. "Her
chlldren nrlse up nnd call her blesscd; her hue
band also, and he pralseth her."
Charles Davis of Brooklvn. N. Y.. who has
asslsted in the street entertalnment given by
Dr. J. A. Graham, was found dead ln hls bed
at tbe Union house Monday moinlng. The
docenscd seemed in tisual health and snirlta
Sunday and retlred to hls room about half-paat
nlno, where he sat up reading until about
eleven o'clock. Monday mornlng hla com
panlona were unable to arouse hlm, and a
doctor wasat oncesummoned, who pronounccd
nimaeaa. ine seiectmen wore at once notl
fied and Drs. Kemp and I'utnam made an In
vestlgatlon of tho catiBe of death, reportlng
that In thelr oplnlon tho man dled of apoplexy.
The remalns were properly cared for and takcn
to lirookiyn Aionday nlght.
Nettie E.. .dauEhter of Beniamln DaIbv.
dled Monday mornlng of tvphold fever after a
brlef but sevcro lllness. Sho waa the organlst
at the Methodlst church and waa able to attend
to her dutlea three weeks ago lat Snndty,
nlthough not feellng ln usual health at that
time. wiss D.uey was a most eatltnable young
lady, of unblemlshed character, greatly loved
by her Immedlate frlenda and hlghly respected
by all wbn knew her. Sho had rare musical
taient ana would nave grnduated ln tho musi
cal department at the Methodlst seralnary
next year. Her death Is a hcavy blow. Tho
funeral servlces were held yesterday afternoon
at Trlnlty church. The organ, which Bhe had
playcd so many times, was draped in mourning,
the work belng done in a very tasty manner by
Mo3sra. Charles A. and Frank Ow'ler. nenry,
the son, ia Btlli very slck wlth the same disease.
More voters attended tho school meetlns
laBt Wednesday evening than have been pres-
eni ueiire since mu wnen tue commlttee per
mitted Prlnclpsil Mlller toreslgnandhls frlends
carried the Issue Into the distrlct meetlng, turn
ing otit all the old commlttee ezcept one. Af
ter the election of H. A Hnse, Iq,, as moder
ator and Illrnm Carleton, Esq , as clerk. the re-
part oi tne pruaentiai commlttee was given by
the chalrman, C. II. Heath, Esq., showlng, as
we have already stated, that the tax voted
last year was sullkient to pay the runnlng ex
pensea of the school and retire 82,500 of the
indebtedness, leavlng the distrlct practlcally
out of debt. Charles II. Heath, Esq., was thon
unanlmously elected chalrman for the ensulng
year, H. A. Hu?e havlng decllned the nomlna
tlon teudered hlm. S. C Shnrtleff, Eq., waa
chosen In place nf Dr. D. G. Kcrap, T. R Gor
don, Esq., was nllowed to succeed hlmielfby
one majority on tne tmrd naiiot. w. w. l'res
cott was chosen in place of C. J. Gleason, Esq.,
who refused to be n candldate, and E. M.
Guernsey, who has been a member of the com
mlttee for several years, waa unanlmously re
elected. There was some feellng Bhown be
cause all tho members nf the old commlttee
were not retalned. Mr. D. L. Fuller objccted
strongly to any change and dld not like what
had been sald In the newspapers about it.
Thls sounded rather queer, consldering that
mr. ruuerwas one oi tne vauant seventeen
who met last year and turnnd out all of the
old commlttee except one. II. A. Huse, Esq.,
made a good speech ln reply, recalllng some of
these facts. The expenses of the coinlng year
were estimated at SSG.OOO and a tax of thirteen
cents on the dollar was voted tomeet the same.
A. W. Ferrln waa elected treasurer, D. P.
Clark collector. and J. W. Ellla. W. G. Ferrln.
and J. W. Brock auditors. The treasurer waa
anthorlzed to borrow a sum not exceeding
Sl.OOO aa a temporary loan. Ten or twelve
ladiea were present and one of them, Mrs.
Joel Foster waa nomlnated as a member of the
commlttee, but decllned. Some one seems to
have started the stnry that a job had been put
up to elect a commlttee that should undo what
tne last commlttee nad already done ln hlrmg
a principal and break np tblnga generally, but,
so far aa we know. there waa- no foundatlon
for snch a report. The present board will seo
to it that the school la well sustained.
Si'eakek Martin was In town over Sunday.
..Mlsa Carrle Cross has been visltlne in
Newbury Mrs. J. M. Poland returned from
Rutland last Friday. .. .Fred Alnsworth, clerk
for H- A cieveland.has been vlslting ln Waits-
fleld....Mrs. A. C. Harlow is ln Chlcago.,
Fred Dieter has been at Woodbury on private
businrss Principal B. F. Brown was in
town Monday looklng for a tenement.
East Montpelier. Lorenzo Hill's two
daughters are at bome on a vlslt.
Mrs. Polly Godld dled last Wednesday at
the advanced age of ntnety years.
Mrs. Sylvands Ellis la entertaiulnc a sis
ter from Iioston who arrived Saturday.
Come vourself and bring all your frlends to
the basket plcnlc at the Center next Friday.
Hkrrert A. Gould has snent the past two
weeks ln Canada, and is expected home the
last of thls week.
The sociable of the soclal improvement 60-
ctety will meet with Mra. Calvin Parmenter on
Thursday, the 231 inst. All are lnvited.
Mrs. A. L KNiainsof Worcester. Mass.. who
has been visitlne relativea in town, returned
to the home of her parents In Moretown
Mary Lawson has gone to Montpelier to
nnrse Mrs. Roxy Gould, who was taken serl
ousl v IU soon alter returning from her vlslt at
Rev John Currier. who was nastor of the
Methodlst church at the Centre flfty years neo,
may be expected to preach there for Rev. Mr.
Ullier next sunday afternoon.
Limothy Cumminos, Edwin Gould and For
est Morso have taken thetr team, boat and
hard tack, and gone to norlhern New Hamr-
shlre and Malne on a huntlng, fishlng, and
Mrs. S. R. G. Clark nnd little Sule aro
makiug Mrs. M. R. D. Dlngwall glad with thelr
presence for a few days. Miss Sufile is her
mother's sweetest poem and a blt of sunshine
hard to be eclipsed.
The fall torm as the Center coramencea next
Monday. Miss E. J. Wheeler, who taueht tho
sumraer torm, will return thls fall, nnd sehol
ars are expected from out of the dl-trlct. We
are glad to have our good teacher appreclated.
rininficld. Dr. D. B. Smlth succeeded ln
removlng a tape worm, ten feet ln length, last
week, from a gentleman ln Marshfield.
EmviN Lawrence, who has been vlsittng
frlends here, returned last week to hla home ln
II E. CcTLEithas purchasod for S900 a nart
of the house tbat belonged to tho late Ezra
Kldder and was owned by lils helra.
Batoheluer & Son and II E Cutlerare
hulldlnga now dam for thelr mlll, The old
one has been In use for more than seventy
years wlth but few repalra.
Seth Paoe of thls town. on the elchth dav
of thls inonth brought some birley that waa
raNed thls year to the mlll to ba ground, and
claluia that he la ahead of all others for the
At the servlces at the Unlversallst church
noxt Sunday, which the famous slnglng evan
gelUt, Stanford Mltchell, wlll conduct, the
Kev. J. J, Lewis of Boston will glve the ser
mon. Servlces nt eleven and two o'clock.
TllEhcarlnc ln the road caso ofll S Lalrd
and others agalnst tho town of Plainfield came
to an end on Saturday last by tho i,imlHslon
ers refusirg to lay the road on an nereement by
tho town to grado sntna of tho hllls on tlio pres
ent road, which gradlng would, In the mliida of
thecommlHsloners, do uway wlth the necesslty
ot another road,
DkaconJ. C. Kiriiy of Rloton. now nearlv
elghty, a few dajB ago went to and returned
from Middlebury (a dlstanco of twolvo mllea
each way) on foot aud got home at three
o'clock ln the afternoon.
Boston has now one of the larnest fnrnltnrn
establishmonta In America, occupylng a large
space on three struets, witb entrance at 48
Canal Btrott, oppolto Malne depot. l'aluo's
warerooms contuiu a larire assortment of lacti
curtalns, wlndow Bhadea and upholstory gooda
ui uow uuu ursiruuiu pauerns, nesides au
klnda of chamber, patlor and dlnlng room
sults, wblch are manufactured, flulshed nnd
sold at wbolesale or retall, Deslgns nnd
eamplea with prlcea sent by mall upon appll-catlon,