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BY W. W. PK.lTJDtt'""
MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 1883.
VOJm 78. 1011. NO. 4?).
hikhmm & 3fourmil
WEDNESDAY, SBI'TEMHBIt 10, 1883.
New goods thls woek at L. I'. Gleason & Co.'s.
Thk best raorlno undor vest over sold for
fllty cents, may be found at L. 1. Olonson
Wantbd A glrl to do genornl liousework In
a small fnmlly. Addtcss, Box 515, Montpollor
Wanted A capablo worann to do honse
work In a small fnmlly. Call at thls ofllce for
L. P. Gleahon & Co. havo just opened a easo
ot ladles' gossamer watetproofs, whlch tbey
wlU boII at 81.25 each.
L. P. Gleason & Co. bave just recelved two
cases of good datlc prints whicb tlioy wlll eell
at five cents per yard.
Carl BimaEsa, the prlnce of mlnstrela, la
wlth Leavltt's company whlch glvea an enter
talnment at Capltal Hall Satuiday night.
II. C. AVkbstick makea hls prollniinary nn
nouQcement for tbe fall trade on our second
page, and tlie nttention of our readera Is called
L. P. Gleason & Co. como to tho front wlth
thetr promlsed announcement ln thls issue of
The Watchman. Tho well-known rellabillty
of tbla flrm wlll glvo force to what they sny.
Geokcii! II. Smilie bellevea in uslng printer's
lnk to reach hla customera and thereby showa
good buslocsa judgnient. You aro lnvlted to
read hla nnnouncement on the fifth pnge.
Notwithstandino the run for f umlture, A.
T. Straw & Co., Waterbury, manage to kccp
thelr stock full. They have a large and well
aelected lot of f urnlture, lounges, rnattresses,
etc everything in thelr Hne.
C. D. RoniNSON, Waterbury, tella the people
of thatand adjolnlngtowna what he haa to sell
ln the way of stoves, rangea, furnacea, tln-
ware, etc. It wlll not be dllllcult to flnd hla
advertisemont on the seventh page of thia pa-
per. All persona Interestcd are advised to read
what Mr. Roblnson has to say.
C. O. Grave3 of Waterbury, ia maklng a
apeclalty of stovea and rangea wood and coal,
cook and heating. Hia advertlsement, in whlch
he speaka for hlraself, wlll be found on the
clghth page of The Watchman, and to thls,
whlch no one can fall to see, the people of that
communlty and the country round about are
The Boston rost of August 30, aaya of thelr
performance at Boston Theatre: "Leavltt's
splendld mlnstrel comblnatlon glvo an enter
talnment whlch commands tho appreclatlon of
all claasea, for lt 1s excellent ln every feature.
The eelectlona are varied, and delightful music
and alde-aplittlng f nn alternate. The company
ls strong In favorltes, and the qulntctte of old
tlme celebrltiesglvoan entertalnment whlch of
Itself la worth the price of genernl admlssion
tlcketa. Mr. Leavltt haa surpassed all cxpecta-
tlon a th foimatlon of thls superb company,
and all who follow wlll be judged hereafter by
the hlgh Btandard, viz. : Leavltt'B GlganteanB."
Mn. WitmiiT is to preach at Wrightsville
next Sunday aftornoon at two o'clock.
We are Indebted to Dr. C. S. Putnam, for
merly of Barre, for a copy of the Moorhead
(Mlnn.) evening JVeics.
Rev. J. McInehnv wlll preach in tho acbool
house hall at Maple Corner, Calais, September
23d, at seven o'clock r. ii. ,
We notlce that these papera whlch rosolved
bo vigorously about runnlng patent mediclne
reading notlcea among pure reading matter, go
rlght on doing it just the same.
The annual state conventlon of the Young
Men's Cbristian AHSociatlon wlll be held in
Rutland, Octobor 10-21. An Interestlng and
successful gathering may be expected.
The Messenger thua complimcnta the state
fair: "Someot the farmera who attendedthe
state fair thia week put in aa hard a day'a work,
kllling time, aa they over dld on the farm."
Henhy Tiuuettb of South Woodbury, while
planing luraber at East Calais last Monday,
lost the Becond, thlrd and fourth fingera of hla
rlght hand. He waa brushlng the Bhavings
from the board in front of the knlves when liig
hand waa canght witb the above result.
An acclcfent occurred at Essex Junctlon on
Thursday evening, by whlch William Baker of
St. Albans lost hla llfe. It beema that Baker
attempted to crosa the track in advance of a
movlng freight, when he waa knocked down
and run over, and had both lega broken and
alBO hla back. IIu dled durlng the night.
IIo waa about thlrty-six yeara old. and waa a
drlver, or hostler, for Dr. Waugh of St. AI
bana. Ile leavea two Blatera who reslde ln
SHAM-nonTH, although an attractlve feature
at mustera and Boldlera' reunlons, bave re
Bulted In gevere lnjuriea ln Beveral casea thia
fall. The accldent by whlch one of our brave
veterana lost hla rlght arin at St. Johnsbury la
freBh In our minda. At Welrs, N. II , a few
days ago, three rnen were lojured, and In New
Jeraey recently a dozen or more recelved
wounda ln a simllar engagoment. In view of
these facta, humanity demanda that these ex
hlbltiona be dlscontlnued. Human llfe and
llmb are too preclous to be even rlsked ln such
evldently dangerous sporta.
The grand jury of the Rutland county court
on Frlday forenoon returned four lndlctmenta
agalnst J. M. Ilaren, all charging hlm wlth
overlssuing Rutland railroad stock. Warranta
were Immediately lssued, and Mr. Haven was
arrestod by Sherlff Peabody. Ball was flxed
by the court at 85,000 on one case and 81,000
on each of the others. Ball waa furnlshed for
Haven In the afternoon by General H. II, Bax
ter, Charlea Sheldon, J, B. Harrla, D. C. XIII
llnga, Dr. J. A. Mead, A. II. Tuttle, E. Pier
point, W. C. Dunton and F. A. Haven.
Tiib West Randolph Uerald and mws has
thia cholce blt of lnformatlon ln its laat issue:
"The Paaaumpslo railroad wlll contest the con
Btttutlonallty of the corporatlon tax law, Ab
lt now looks tho frlenda ot the law wlll not feel
much more dlsappolnted if lt ls declded to be
unconBtltutlonal than they were at the way lt
'pannedout'onthe first trlal." Thls la real
enterprlBel The PasBumpBlo road had pald lta
taxea and the fact bad been announced several
days before thia ltem waa prlnted, And wby
doea the Ilerald and Newi try to discredlt tho
law ln advauce ot a fair trlal?
A week or two ago a ecarlet bush by the
treama or a bunch ot gleamlng follage on a
conaplcnoua hllltop told that Antumn'g presa
agent was on hla yearly round. The thlcken-
Ing colorB in wood and flold durlng tho piBt
day or two, show that hla advortlslng car has
been over thls routo. The blll posters havo
done thelr work nnd the date ot tho exhlbltlon
aoematobe flxed wlth "no postponemcnt on
account of tho weathor." Tho frosty sbowman
hlmsclf ls evldently not far away; hla au
tumnal pageant ta rapldly formlng nnd "tho
groatost showon oarth" wlll Boonbe In tho
full blaze of fleetlng glory.
At the state Sunday-school conventlon held
at Northfield on Tuesday and Wednesday of
last week ofllcors were olccted as follows: Rev.
R. Morgan, prcsldent; Eldcr Stalklns, dlstrlct
prosldent; Rev. Edward D. Mason of Mont
pelier, Rev. Ilonry Falrbanka ot St. Johns
bury, vlce-presldents; L. B. Lord of Burling
ton, corresponding secrctary and treasurer;
Rev. J. II. Babbltt of Swanton, recordlng ecro
tary; II. O. Wheeler of Burlington, Rev. J. 0,
Sherburne of Northfield, S. Bigwood, Rev. J.
S. Staplea, executlve commltteo. The Becre-
tary'a report showa that thore are over bIx
hundred Sunday-sehoolB ln tho state.
Unitkd States DKfirrr Marsiial Fiske of
Burlington, nssisted by D. W. Dudley of Mont
pelier, nrrcsted Dana Huntington nnd Henry
Huntington of Corinth last week on the charge
of illlclt dlstllllng. The papera were roade out
by Dlstrlct Attornoy Klttredge Hasklna ot
Brattleboro on lnformatlon furnlshed from
Collector Stearna' ofllce ln thls vlllage. The
partles woro brought betoro Unlted Statca
Commlssloner C. W. Porter, Esq., walved an
examlnation and gavo bonda ln 8800 for thelr
appoaranco at the next term of tho clrcult
court. lt Is cbarged that they have been dls
tllllng clder brandy and selllng the game.
Colonel Gkohoe W. HooKEit ls now sald to
bo Biue of the posltlon of sergcant-at-arms of
the Unlted States senate, and la also credlted
wlth tho followlng: " There la not tho least
doubt tbat a republican wlll be elected presl
dent, and George F. Edmnnda la the man. He
doesn't want It, but he ia wanted for lt. Gen
eral Sherman couldn't carry a Btate In the
Unlon. Dorsey ia a great, big-hearted man
wlth ono side of hlm opaque. Money nlways
haa been and nlways wlll bo spont in electiona.
People who think otherwlse expect to knock
Bomethlng down without ralslng thelr arm.
Neither polltlcal party can atTord to challenge
on that questlon; both ralse all they can, and
then it isn't enough."
The September term of the Washington
county court opened yesterday wlth a good
attendance of tbe bar. The llst ot grand and
petit jurora has already been pnblished in thia
paper. Judge ltedfield cbarged tho grand
jury ln a talk of about forty mlnutes, and they
retired to begln thelr labora. The first case
trled waa W. A. Boutelle vs. Jacob Smlth. S
C. Shurtleff, J. A. Wing and J. 0. Llvlngston
appeared for the plalntlff, and Pitkin & Huse
for the defendant. The counsel appeared to be
Bomewhat dtsturbed at the absence of the
regular court repoiter, Mr. Henry Oviatt, and
J. A. Wlng, Efq., moved ln open court that
anothor reporter be appointed. The case on
trlal waa not completed, and wlll be continued
to-day. The only case of anyimpprtance
likely to oome before tbe grand jury is the
alleged rape case ln Waterbury, of whlch men
tton was made at the time in The Watchman,
The Vermont Btate fair at Burlington, last
week, waa favored wlth fair weather and large
crowda of visltora. The grounds are admlrably
adapted to their purpose, conveniently sltuated
and wlth beautilul aurroundlngs. Somo of
the bulldings, however, notably floral and m
chanlci hall are, from thelr llmlted capaclty,
nnworthyof the namej and tho hall for ma-
ehlnery waa too remote to bo dlscovered by
many visltora. Whether lt was occupied at
all and by what is a matter of conjecture,
Wlth nll the advantagea now at lta command
the aBsoclation ehould be ablo to collect an ex
hlbltion of farm, mechanical and ornamental
producta exceptional in extent and quallty.
In the aubstantlal featurea of a fair the soclety
doea not seem to have galned mnch, lf any, in
two yeara. In some important respecta the
showing waa much inferior to that made at
Montpelier two yeara ago and In very few, If
any, waa it superlor.
An interestlng declsldk ln n liquor case haa
recently been rendered by the New Hampshire
supreme court. A Boston house sold to a
dealer in Seabrook, N. II., a bill of Hquors, re
celvlng In part paymont some clder. A verdict
havlng been gtven to the Boston dealer upon
the evldence that, although the trade waa bo
llclted ln New Hampahlre, where by law the
sale was Ulegal, the actual salo and dellvery
occurred ln Boston, where lt was permlssable,
the questlons of law ln the case wero trans
ferred to tho full bench ot judges. The court
held that tho trade havlng been sollclted in the
Btate for gooda to be sold there In vlolatiun of
law, the contract for tho samo could not be en
torced by law. The court held further that the
prlce of clder dellvcred ln pait payment of an
alleged purchase could not be recoverod by the
detondant of the plainttffa. Aa the law In
questlon ia eEsentlally tbe samo as our pro
hibltory law, the same prlnclplo would be np
plicable ln our state.
The Lyndon Union aaya that Asa Tatt of
Waterford relishes a good joke and occasion
ally puts up one on a nelghbor, The other day,
whlle hunting, he Bhot a woodchuck, nnd as he
stood over hlm lt occurred to hlm to decelve
norao ambltloua Nlmrod. Accordingly he set
up the woodchuck, leavlng hlm ln a llfe-llke
sltting posltlon. " Now," eaid he, aa he left,
" I'll have a good ono on tho fellow who hap
pena along and wastes ammunltlon on that
woodchuck." Thia was early In the afternoon
and Taft continued traveltng about ln search of
further game. Towarda night he b pled a wood
chuck and blazed away, but the trusty rllle
falled lilra. Agaln he loaded and flred, but tho
game didn't even wlnk. 'Taft was Burprlsed,
bocause tho mark waa perfect and tho rllle was
usually reliable. He flred agaln wlth the for
mor result. "Well," Bald Taft, stlll eyeing
the woodchuck, " that beata me." Not willlng
to give up, lio trled onco more but fntlod. Then
loslng confidenco In hla rllle, lio atarted to run
down the woodchuck, but aa he approached it
he recognized the locallty and reallzed that he
had tallen lnto the trap set for tho other fellow.
S, C. SiiuitTi.EKr, Esq,, of Montpelier haa
filed hla report In the Unlted Stntea clrcult
court ln the old case ot Steam Stono Cutter
company agalnst Sheldona & Slaaon of Rut
land. The master flnds the defendanta sliould
account tor 80,320.03 aa prolltB recelved by
tliem for the use of the llvo Lamson channel
Ing machlnea whlch had been declded by the
court to be lntrlngements of the Wardwell pat
enta owned by the Steam Stone Cutter com
pany. The sult waa brought twelve or thlrteen
yeara ago and the plalntlHa clalmed n very
large amount ot proflta and damagea and ob-
talned nn attachment for 8100,000 on the de
fendanta' iharble quarry at West Rutland, but
whlch attachment wns dlsaolved by the court
a year or two slnco. Tho master dlsallowa the
entlre clalm of damagea nsldo from proflta and
flnds that the defendanta ncted In good talth
as waa posBiuia lor a person to act wno uy
mlstako doea a legal wrong. The case was
orlglnally referred to Hon. George W. Harman
ot Bennington nnd the late Judgo Bonjamln
Steole, but betoro any hearlng waa had Judgo
Steelo dled and tho late Chlef Judge Pierpolnt
waB appointed Bole mnster, and took a mass of
teatlmony whlch made over twelve hundred
prlnted pagea. Judge Pierpolnt died before
maklng any report and S. C. Shuitleff, Eaq , of
Montpelier wna appointed ln hla placo and
heard the case on evldence already taken, ln
July, 1882, in Burlington.
A fhie started nbout ten o'clock on Tuesdny
night, the 11th lns t., nt South Royalton, whlch
provod very dcstructlve. Blxby & Jones, gro
cerles, crockery nnd furnlture, J, 0. Belknap,
dry goods, clothlng nnd grocerlea nnd M. J.
Sargent, druga nnd fancy gooda, were burned
out. Tho first two lost n large part of thelr
Btocka and considernblo of Sargent'a Btock was
burned, and tho goods saved wcro badly dam
aged. The firo ls supoosed to have started
from n spark from an englno and waa Btopped
only by most determined efforts on the part of
the cltlzena. Water Witch englne company
from Northfield arrlved wlth thelr machlno
about two o'clock, too late to render much nld
ln Bubdulng tho flro, but dld good sorvlco ln
preventlng further trouble from sparka. The
Randolph englno company went down, but
could not get thelr englne transported. The
followlng la the full amount of lnsurnnce carrled
by tho losers: Blxby & Jones, gooda and store,
57,500; Hannnh G. Bain, bnlldlng, 81,200; J,
0. Belknap, gooda, 82,500; M. J. Sargent,
store furnlture and gooda, 82,500; Anron N.
Klng'a store dnmaged, esttmated at 8150; G
II. Manchester, gooda nnd bulldtng, 840, set
tled; A. P. Sklnner, 820, settled; Benjamln
Scrlbner, 805 lnsurance and small dnmages,
About 80,000 of the loss la ln tho Vermont
Mutual, and the balance ln stock companlea,
There wlll probably be largo rednctlona ln
theao amounta on account of tho aalvage.
The Brattleboro correspondent of the Sprlng
field Repttblkan eays : "Tho railroad Imbrogllo
at Rutland stlll furnlshea much food for
thought, comment and speculatlon. Growlng
out of the over-lssue ot stock transactlons, the
f rlends of Haven now charge that ex-Governor
Page has adroltly mannged to direct public at
tentlon into channela wholly unfavorablo to
Haven, whereby hls Indlctment wonld follow
and Page'a Innocence be establlshed. Tbey
charge Page wlth mnnufacturlng local sentl
ment, also wlth button-hollng Boston partles
prejudlcally to Haven, hoping through perse
cution to drlvo Haven from Rutland to cover
the facta. Haven atill protests hla Innocence
and states that he doea not propose to be run
from town, also that the deficlt to the railroad
company belonga to Page to pay and that he
haa nrged an lnveatlgatlon and arbltratlcn
without avall for weeka. Page caused Uaven's
property to be attaohed for , tbla defjclti Th
by-lawa of the company pnt everything nnder
control of the presldent (late Pnge) who lt Ia
clalmed collected all renta and negotlated all
loana for yeara lncludlng the 830,000 cbarged
to Haven in his account at the Rutland bank.
Havcn's friends also clalm that his dutles have
been simply clerlcal and that Page haa by
vlrtue of hls posltlon been potentlal ln practice
and example, nnd that though Haven may be
legally responslble, Page is really tho one in
default morally nnd flnanclally. Haven Btill
acts under advlce of his counsel, Hard of Bur
lington and Attorney-Genernl Russell of New
Yorlt, in making no statementa for the presa.
Haven'B pronounced prohlbltory vlews are the
causo undoubtedly, ot much hard feellng
toward hlm ln Rutland."
It now turna out that tho Canadlan Pnclfic
company haa pald tho clalm of the Wason
Mnnufacturlng company agalnst the South
eastern, and for the satlsfactlon ot whlch a
wrlfof replevln on a large number of cara waa
issued to Unlted States Marshal Henry. Papera
attaching a large quantity of wood along the
line of the Southeastern were also Isaued Frl
day by credltors In Vermont, but tbis clalm
haa beon settlod by the Canadlan Faclflc. The
two paymenta made amounted to several hun
dred thousand dollara, and atill further tight
ons the grip of the Canadlan Paciflc on the
Southeastern. The clalms ot the Canadlan
Pnclfic and Passumpsic and Boston, Concord
nnd Montreal rallroada againet the Southeast
ern now nggregato two lnllllon dollars, and
thls financial hold on the road, ln connection
with the fact that partles ln the interest ot
these roads constitute a majorlty ot the active
dlrectors of the Southeastorn, mako it almost
certaln that the road wlll soon bo owned by
the largest credltors ot Bradley Barlow. In
the event of the Canadlan Pacificnnd Passump
sic nnd Boston, Concord & Montreal rnllroada
comlng Into possesslon of the Southeastern
railroad proper It wlll be necesaary to sccure
the Montreal, Portland & Boston rallway ln
order to complote thelr line nnd mako the de
elred connection between their respectlve ter
mlnl at Montreal and West Farnham, a dls
tnnce of tbirty mllea. Thia Important llnk ls
owned by a separate corporatlon and has an
Incumbrance of 8001,000, ot first mortgage
bonda of whlch 8501,000 ln amount is held as
collnteral securlty by tho Vermont Natlonal
Bank on thelr lonn of 8310,000 to Bradley Bar
low. The Canadlan Paciflc and other roads
lnterested in the line have mado an offer to
Recelver Hcndee for the purchase of the bonds
ln questlon, but nt a lower fijure than the re
celver Is willlng to take. It la probable a bet
ter olTer wlll be made.
John P. Howakd arrlved in Burlington Sat-
Hon. John W. Stkwaht of Middlebury de
llvcred tho address atthe atate fair.
J. S. Moriiill, Hon of Sonator Morrlll, has
been admttted to tho Windham county bar.
Mna. Geokue P. Maiisu Is In thia country,
and la expected In Burlington aa the guest of
The engageraent of Mlsa Maud Ely-Goddard,
slstor of E. Ely-Goddard, to the Prlnce Ponla
towskl Is announced.
Colonkl Gkoikik A. Mkiiuii.l, haa rebigned
the presldency ot the Ilowo scale company at
Rutland from Octobor let.
Rev. Geoiiok E. Hai.i, ot Vergennes haa re
celved n unanlmouB call to become pastor of
the Congrogational church ln St. Albans.
Mna. Jui.ia 0. R. Doiiu'h pretty BOng, " O
Wlnd That Blowa out of the West," publlshed
In the Century a few montha ago, haa been set
to muslo by Charlea II. Stewart, precentor of
Chester cathedral, England.
Dit. W. A. Jonk9 of Waitsfield and Prlncipnl
C. C. Gove of Now Haven havo beon aoded to
tho llst of delegatea appointed by Gofarnor
Barstow to attend the oducatlonal conventlon
at Louisvllle, Ky., thls month.
Rev. W. W. FoaTEit, Jr., of Plttaford Ia to
take the pastorate of tho Methodlst Episcopal
church ln Bennington, made vacant by the re
moval ot Rev. Mr. Hulburd, tho appolntee of
the conforence, to New York clty.
Hon. Madison E. Cutth, congressmnn from
the slxth dlstrlct ot Iowa, and ex.attorney of the
stnte, dled at Oskalooea on Frlday, tho 7th lnst.,
of consnmptlon. He was born ln Orwell, Addi
son county, on the 22d of May, 1833.
E. R IIaiid ot Burlington asslsta Statea At-
torney Hall, nt the suggestlon of Govcrnor
Barstow, In investlgntlng the chnrgo made
agalnst the St. Albnna Trust Company ofllcers,
nnd wlll aid In prosecuting lf an Indlctment la
G. A. Stockwell, for some yeara ln trade in
Wnterbury Center, la preparlng to go West.
IIo haa taken a prospectlng tour and has de
clded to settle In Iowa or Nebraska. TMb
western fever has taken many away from the
Green Mountain state.
PitoPESsou C. F. Emeiison of Dartmouth
collego leavea about tho mlddle ot November
for nlne montha' atudy ln Europe. He will
glvo part of hia tlme to perfectlng himself ln
German and tho remalnder to tho atudy of the
methoda ot lnstructlon and systema of labora-
tory work In the French, German and English
Mhs. Uakriet E. Bisuop dled recently nt
St. Paul, Mlnn. Sho waa born ln Vergennes,
and went to St. Paul in 1817 to establlehn
school at the InBtance ot Governor Slade of thia
state, prcsldent of tho Natlonal Popular Educa
tlonal aoclety. St. Paul was then a small vll
lage wlth only a few log huta. Mra. Blshop
taught many yoars, atterward lectured and
pabllahod severnl books.
The cab shop is shut down for repaira.
John B. Thcrston ia quite slck In Boaton.
B. F. Fifield, Esq., la ln Boston thls week.
Mna. L. Baht C itoss is vlsltlDg ln Mlchlgan
II. S. I.ooMiu haa gone to Boston and
C. W. PoitTEit, Esq , haa returned from hla
Miss Etta Richabdson ia asslstlng at Blan-
Bdbnside Bailev leavea to-day for a stay of
several daya ln lloston.
FnANK NEWcoMn wlll raovo lnto the Ellza
Guernsey house thia week.
C. H. Cuosh has palnted the Dr. Brlgbam
house an aestuetlc yellow.
Mits. E. C. Skinnek Ia expected back from
Micmgan ln a weex or two.
Miss DoitA Wells left Monday to begln her
last year at wenesley concge.
Uks. Ciiarles A. Smitji haa gone to New
Hampahlre to vlslt her mother.
.0. D. ScniiiNKit has moved lnto the Orrln
I Vkjn house on npper Mnln stroet.
I II. i. Ho'i-kir(8 la fc'nV.. la"J:dw;
durlng the absence of Frank Cavo.
John Hahdioan haa been llcensed aa an
auctloneer for Washington county.
Rev. E. D. Mason nnd Rev. D. E. Mlller ex.
changed pulpita last Sunday morning.
Mit. J. W. Ho3MF.it of Chlcago haa been vls-
Itlng wlth bls alster, Mra. b. L. Ilowo.
Mita. Eonice Smitii and her dnuchter Lucv
nave returnea lrom uia urcnara iseacu.
Dr. JonN west, tho veteilnary furceon.
goes to Malne thls week wltli hls lamlly.
Geoiiok II. Conn and famllv. old-tlme resl-
denta of thls sectlon, aro at the l'avlllon,
Fred Diktkr turned Nlmrod last Frlday and
orougnt homo a large crano aa tne result.
Secrktauv of State Nichols was in town
Thursday and gave the Watchman a call.
William Hunt fell from a car at tho Junc
tlon last Thursday and upllt hla knee pau
Mn. and Mrs. F W. Moiibe left Saturday
lor tnlcago, to be aosent two or tnreo weeks.
Mn. Alonzo Weeks of the penslon depart
ment lalnvestlgallug tne caseoi Loulsn Ladd
A. A. Meau recelved an order for a S1.500
dlamond set, a few daya since, by postal card.
Miss Mahie Willauu has been confined to
her home by a Bllght lllnesa durlng the past
Mr. Jacoii Smitii nnd hla son, Mr. Gny
Smlth of Newton, Masa., aro vislting frlenda
Mita. Gkoiihk I.amidon returned
much Improved in health, and
la at the
Frank I. Pitkin hns returned from mnster
nnd a hunting trlp through the northern part of
A l-ARTV of about fiftecn lea o for Now York
to-day, taking advantage of tho excurs'lon
Some pleanure-seekers went up to Bear
Swamp last Wednesday. We wondcr what ls
bruln up there.
Mr. and Mhh C. F. Bubwell and Mr. and
Mrs. Tbomas Kecgan went to St. Albans for a
vislt last week.
D. W. Temi'le, of the flrm of D. W. Templo
k Co has gouo to the New York market for
meir iau gooas.
The oldest chtld, a son, of Ablal II. Humph
rey, dled Saturday of brain fever and was
Henrv Gravelin haa returned from Ash
burnbnm, Masa., whero he haa been eiuployed
in a cuair lactory.
Some ladiea from New York. ppendlnc vaca-
tlon here, walked to Benjamln's Falla and back
one day last week.
A. W. Fehrin la In Boston thia week and hla
place at tbe savinga bank ls illled by bls fattier,
w. u. rerrln, l-sq
A new band ot five ulecea haa been organ-
Ized in town, wlth II. W. Keinpton as leader
and four otbera aa followera.
II. N. Taixin Jr., nnd J. T. Sabln went down
ro jioynuon weunesunyio iook auer ine in
leresta oi tne vermont uuiuai.
Ticketb for Leavltt's mlnstrel show wlll be
on ealu at Phlnney'a Wednesday. Prlce, fifty
ana tmrty-iive cents. All soita reseived.
All who will entortaln teachers at reduced
ratea at thecoming state teachera' meeting are
requestea to lenve tholr uamea at thls otllco.
K E. Graham has dlslnterred thoreuinlns ot
hla father and of a clilld that wero burled In
Chelsea, and removed tliem to the ccmetery ln
A riCKED nlne from thls vlllage wlll play a
match game of base ball wlth the Waterbury
nlne on Semlnary Illlluoxt Saturday nfternoon
ai two o ciocic.
The advantagea of havlng a mnscular sweet
heart were uptly UluBtrated a few evenlnga
alnce when one waa taking her sadly paralyzed
i uoeuua uome.
Tiiomas 11. Cave. foreman of tho iob deriart
ment of the Watchman ofllce, la spendlng a
week ln New York clty, accompanled by hia
wno anaBou trank.
II. M. Pierce haa exchangcd some western
Eroperty for J, P. Knapji'a houso nnd lot ln
appy hollow, IIo wlll not occupy It himself,
uui wm aeu or rent,
Mr. B. M. Huxlev, the elocutlonlst, wlll
glve a public reading at Capltal Hall to-morrow
evening. Those who kuow about hlm Bpeak
weu oi hia entertalnment,
Ciiaiiles J, Huuuaru haa accepted a posl
tlon In the urosldent'a ofllce at Harvard unl
verslty and wlll return tbere noxt Monday,
IIo wlll nt tho snme tlmo pursuo the'studlea of
a post graduato course.
Misses Anoie Wino and Clarn Donev.
nelcpi of Hon, E. P. Walton, aalled for home
laat Thursday and are expected to arrlvo In
new lorktue nrst oi next week.
Mn. Yaw. n student at the semlnnrv. has
just completed a crayon portrait ot Profcasor
Blshop. Mr. Yaw ncqutred the nrt In Germany,
where it is taught ln the common fcliools.
Miss Kittie BAiLnr goes to Chlcsco next
week to vlslt wlth her uncle, E. W. Balley, nnd
Mlsa Kato Balley wlll go to Mllwatikee. Mrs.
C. A. Reed wlll return wlth tliem to her
An attractlve comblnatlon exhlblted on the
streot Frlday and Saturday evenlngs. What
wlth tho songa, Boap, potato peelera, corn olec
trlfiera and dogs, they must be pronounced
Hon. E. P. Walton haa been confined to hls
bed for over n week and hla friends have beon
eomowhat alarmed about hlm, but he la now
botter. Thoro wero feara of blood polsonlng
irora a angnr, mjury on nis nnna.
Geoikik Gcvette dled as the result of tak
ing arsenlc, spoken of last week, nnd tbe
fnnernl nccurred Sunday, Rov. J. Edward
Wright ofllclating. A delegatlon from Brooks
i'oat acted aa ecort ln tne proceaslon.
One hundred and twelve went on tho excur.
slon to Newport Saturday to attond tho opera
loinntne, nna ati wero raucn pieaseti witn tne
trlp. Almost exnctly tho samo number, one
ininureu nna eieven, nttenaea last year.
Mr. II. L. TiiOMi-soN. conductor of the Bur
lington Phllharmnnlc soclety, wlshea to raeet
the singera of Montpelier and vlclnlty thls
(Wednesday) evening. at the Unltarlan vestrv.
lor tne purpose oi organlzlng a cnorua to asslst
in me approacnmg musicai lestivai at uurllng
ton. Rehearsal at seven o'clock.
Mita. Thacv Cutler ppoko Saturday ovenlne
at Canltal hall to a small audience on the sub-
ject ot equal righta or woman'H BniTrage. She
Is an eav. modest sne.iker nnd was llstened to
wlth closo attention. She clalmed that at pio-
onttne men naa tne righta and tne women
nnly nrivlleees. She would clve tho women
tna ballot that they mlght also havo righta and
a guaranteo tnat tney should not bo doprlved
oi tnem. mrs. uuuor niao snoke on temner-
ance at tho Church of the Messlah Sunday
Frank II. Babcom leavea thia week Frldav
for Clnclnnatl, Ohlo, to attend the annual meet
ing of the Supreme Councl) of Sovorelcn Grand
Iuspector Grneral of the 33d, and last degiee
of tho Anclent and Accepted Scottish Rlte for
tho Northorn Masonlc Jurlsdictlon of the
Unlted States. Ile recelved the 33d grade at
Boston one year ago, belng theyoungeat person
In the Unlon whn had attained the same.
Vermont hns only four other persona who have
been honored with thia grade at the present
Mr. and Mits. A. O Cdmmins and thelr son
Burt arrlved home from the West Frldav
morning. Mr. Cummina left here June 4th
nnd haa spent nearly all of the tlme on tbe
racitic coat-t, going aa lar nortti as uregon and
Washington Tcrrltory, nnd haa glven tbat
whole sectlon a pretty thorough examlnation
Alter all lio thlnka that Vermont la the Btate
for hlm to llve in. Duringthe entlre trlp he
aaw no raln untll he gotback wlthln the ltmita
oi thls atate and green grasa ia a thing un
known In thnt sectlon at thia aeaaon of the
year. It ia refreshing to hoar aomeone speak
good word tor vermont alter taking a trlp ln
In the death of Mra. George Rogera of Cabot,
tho last but one of the ten chlldren of Mont
pelier "Old Vlllage Sexton," Aaron Ban
croft, has been "gnthered ln," the onlyaur
viving member oi tne lamlly belng Danlel tos
tor Bmcroft of Now York clty. Aa Harv
Bancrofl she waa wldelv known in our town
nnd lts vlclnlty, and wna highly eiteemed for
lannjsiana kiuu. scrvicea renaerea mmany
famllieax. 'She. waa Independent ln thought.
freo, often brusque, ln speech, energetlc in
action, and most generoua and selt-sacriflcing
toward her klndred and frlenda, Slnce her
martiage, seven yeara ago, she haa won much
nffectlonate rczard. Her funeral waa held on
Thnraday last, at the residnnce of her brother-
ln-iaw, franklin lloyt, on semlnary 11111.
A riiin occurred Mondav mornlni! whlch waa
more dlsaatroua ln lta results than anv whlch
hna visited thia vlll8ge for several yeara. al-
tiiongu tno loss waa not very neavy. luo
bulldings burned were four barna or sheda at
tho foot of Clay hlli. ono of whlch beloneed to
Jamea Cllley, one to Lewis Wooda and two to
liermmtn bcrlbner. lhe uamea were llrst dls
covered ln Mr. Cillev's shed bv Mra. Mark
Fowler, who ran at once to the Lane Mnnufac
turlng Lompany s ahops and gave tho alarm.
Englne No. 4 waa soon on hand and Capitol 5
arrlved later and threw a stream of water
whlch waa pumped lnto ita tank from the mn
clilne shop. There waa a smart showcr at the
tlme whlch very fortunatcly prevented the ad
jolnlng bulldings, whlch wero very ncar, from
ueing unuea fy tne Bparka. ne nre waa
soon under control and the dwellinga were
saved, although theoccupanta lost eonIdernble
from damage to furnlture removed. The total
losa Is nbout 8500. Mr. Cllley had no lnsur
nnce on hla shed, Mr. Scrlbner lind 805 ln the
vermont Mutual and Mr. Woods had about
SGO with 0. D. Clark.
The servlces at Bethany church last Sunday
were deroted to the work of the Ameri
cin Misslonary ABsoclation. In the morning
Dr. C. I. Woodworth of Boston, one ot the
spcretario of tho astociatlon, spoke very for
clbly of thelr work nmoDg the Chinese, the
Indiana nnd the negroea. He dwelt upon the
early condition of those people nnd tho effect
ot educntion, clvillzatlon and Chrlstianlty upon
them, nnd drew a very suggestlve and rather
dark picture of the future of our country, U
these classea are nllowed to lncrease as rap
ldly aa they do without a vlgorous effnrt to
elevate them. In the evening Rev. Joseph E.
Smlth, pastor ot a lendlng colored church In
Chattanooga, Tonn., gave nn account of hls
own experlenco as a slnve and aa n freedman.
Mr. Smlth ls a strlklngexamploof what educa
catlon and the gospel can do for humanity.
Untll the close of tho war he waa bought and
sold like any pleco ot property, bringlng 82,
500 the last tlme he waa sold, but after he ob
talned hls froedom he attended ono of the mla
Bionary tchoola aud afterwarda took a full
unlverslty course. He ia an easy Bpeaker, a
cultured and refined Chrlstian gentleman.
After hla very interestlng nddtesa n number ot
the audlenco wero presented to hlm by Rev.
Mr. Hlncka. We took occasion to inquire
about Dr. J. L. Tucker'a pamphlet to whlch
referenco haa been made in these columna.
Mr. Smlth thought tbat the aaserliona thereln
mado would apply to nne-hnlt or two-thirda of
the colored peoplo. IIo frankly admitted that
those who had not had tho advantagea ot the
Bchoola were vory little lf any in advance ot
thelr condition when emanclpated, but thought
thnt the colored people showed a good avernge
capaclty when the opportunlty for acqulrlng
knnwledge waa offered to tbora. We judge
that theao mcetlnga cannot fall to arouso fresh
Interest in the work ot tho Amerlcan Misslon
Scinlniiry II11I. The Band soclety have
added twenty-seven now mombers to thelr
number, and the Adelphi soclety, elght new
II. L. Galk, of the class of '83. Ia teachlnc
Latln and other branchea at Cabot,
Mr. Cami'iiell ot thn clnss of '83 went to
Woileyan unlverslty. Middletown, Conn., last
week and C. O, Scovill, who would have besn
ln the same class only tor slcknesa, haa gone to
Yale; hla brother Jamea goea to Clnclnnatl, 0.,
to cngnge In tho grocery buslneea.
Labt Frldav evening the followine reaolutton
waa dlscuseed ln lyceuui: Itesnlved, That Igno
rance and povcrty have produced more crlme
thnn haa wealtb, Alllrmatlve, Messra. Maxam
nnd Tnahjlan; negatlve, Messrs. Tucker nnd
bargent. iiessrs. uona dson. BimuIrtlDL'. Arm-
strong nnd Leazer spoka aa volunteera. The
questlon waa declded ln favor of the negatlve
py ine uoaru oi aeciaion.
Knst Montliellcr. A teacber from the mla.
slon school at the Center, who attended the
state Sunday.school conventlon at Northfield,
thlnka lt la worthy ot note that every lndlvld
ual mentloned on the programme waa present
and took the part asalgned.
Misa K. J, IIill, formorly n teacher and res-
Idont at tho East vlllage, la filllng an engago
ment for three terma of school at Cabot. She
haa taught upwards of thlrty terros and won
for herBclf a place on tho llst ot onr most auo
coatfnl toachers. '
Our town furnlshed lts uaual number of
spectators at tho atate fair, but not aa many
oxuiDuora aa iormony.
The Bnlritunllsta aro relolclne at the oppor
tunlty of nttending thelr conventlon at Mont
pelier tne inst oi tho week.
Rev. D. E Miller preached at the Morso
Bchoolhonse for Rev. J. E. Wright, who had
been called to attend tho funeral of George
uuyette, on uernn sme.
Ei.meh Itr.YNOi.D3 preached at tho Center
last Sunday, and was accompanled by nnothor
student named Thatcher, who wlll occupy tho
oesk tne coming aunday.
Jennie Bailev has retirned from tho beach.
wlth health somewbat Improved Emma
Averill hns returned to her home. 111 from a
cold taken at the state fair. Mrs. Emma Wll
son takes her place at Mra. Bennctt'a....Mr.
and Mra. Eugciie Prntt of Rochester and Mrs.
Maynard of Warren are expected to vlslt
friends nnd rolatlves In town thia week, ...A
wco mald named Martha arrlved at II. B.
Woodward's last Thursday morning, maklng
fivo girla In the famllv. The eldest. Lottle.
aged foutteen, Ia nurBO nnd housekeeper for a
lamuy oi nino.
North montpelier, Severnl took In tho
excurslon to Newport and Memphremagog last
Saturday and all are unanimous ln reporting a
Tiie farmera who have slloa aro verv buav
now-a-days filllng tho same wlth ensilage.
The cheeso factory, nfter a verv auccesstul
season, with A. D. Cnburn at the head, closed
severai aays ago. iney navo a very cnoice
lot of cheese on hand.
M. V. B. Hollistek has been maklncr verv
thorough repaira upon hls saw nnd erlst mlll.
He wlll be ready for erlndlng wheat and corn
Monday, September 24th. Hls provender mlll
will not no ready lor two weeks.
.Marshfield. The concert at the Methodlst
church last Sunday was a grand success in
every particular, tho closlng song by Mrs.
inrnsworth belng line.
TnEband glve a promenade concert at hotel
hall In thls vlllage next Saturday evening.
Evans McCrillis took second premium at
the state fair for matched horses, and slnce re
turnlng home has sold tbe largo ono to a Mr.
Osgoo'd of Norwich, Conn,, for 8700. Silaa
Carlton took first premium on cow, first and
thlrd on steers, nnd second on helter. Hesold
mllk nnd butter enough to pay nll exppnsea
while at Burlington aud brought home 825 ln
William Pitkin ls movlng back thls week
into his house opposite the depot and ls ready
to wait on all who wlsh anythlng ln hls way.
. ...G. A. Bemis haa moved back into hla house
In the vlllage and Oakley Meader haa moved
lnto the Uncle Ben Smlth house.... Carcel
Bemls Is In town dlgglng hia potatoea and do
ing other job-i. Hla lamlly are vislting at
Cabot. The vlllage school opened last week
wlth an attendance of twenty-flvo scholara in
the large room and thlrty-two in the lower de
partment, wlth three teachera.
W. C. Swan and Mra. Jesse Morso have been
very slck wlth typhoid dysentery for the paat
week, but at the preaent wrltlng (Monday),
should notblng new appear, It Ia thought they
wlll recover. Bert IIII1 and Charley Halnea
hnve each had sharp runa of typhoid fever, bnt
are now convalescent.
Mits. Austin Sferrv and two daughtera ot
Oakland, Cal,, passed two days In town last
week, vislting the homo of Mr. Sperry'a boy
hood days and calllng on the acqualntancea of
hli youth. Mr. Sperry left thia town more tnan
forty yeara sgo, and went to Boaton to engnge
In mercantlle buslneas. Ile went from Boston
to Oakland, wbere lio dled abont two yeara
ago. ne was' a stlrrlng buslnesa man' and very
TiiEiir.has been for threo weeks qulte a mor
tallty among the aged geople, some tbat have
been notlced ln thn columna ot tbla paper. We
have now to ndd: September 2d, Ira Nye, aged
elghtv yeara, burled at Marshfield; September
11, Mrs, Hirlow Burbank, a former resldent of
Walden, aged seventy-four yfnr.'', burled at
Walden; September 12, Mra. George Rogera,
of typhoid dyaentery, aged sixty-three yeara.
She waa a former resldent ot Montpelier and
her remalna were tnken there tor burial; Sep
tember 12, Mra. Elsle Mor8e, aged slxty-alx:
she had been ln feeble health for several
montbs and dled very suddenly.
Dr. Warren nnd wife bave gone to Malne
to vlslt friends. They ranke the trlp wlth thelr
own team and intend to be gone two weeka. . . .
L. P. Cole haa bought the vacant lot of W. W.
Buchanan at the lower end of Maln street Bnd
the land connected therewith W. W. Bu-
chnoan advertlsea hia farm nnd personal prot
ertynt auction, October 10th Lelia Halnoi.
haa bought tho resldenco of tho lnto Mrs. B. F.
Scottof Lower Cabot Mra. B. P. Elraer la
now In New York purchaslng her fall stock of
milllnery goods. She ls accompanled by Allco
Waitsfield, Henry Phelps haa sold hla
farm and part of the ntock to Eugene McCarty.
....Dr. and Mra. J. M. VanDeusen have re
turned from Syracuse, N. Y., where they havo
been vislting wlth Dr. Poiter Mra. Mary
Sklnner haa sold a palr of ateer calvea for 875.
....Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Jonea nnd two aona
started for the West last Tuesday, where
they intend to spend a few weeks vislting.
Pardon Bushnell also starta for n western tour
The Northfield Fair.
Jr. Editor: Fault-flndlng wlth the man
agement of our sgrlcultural faira la well-nlgh
unlversal. There la alwaya room for critlclsm,
but onlyr those who have had experlenco as
ofllcera, stiperintondenta or on commlttees, or
who havo very closely observed know how
titterly Imposslble lt U to glvo unlversal satls
factlon. At the annual meeting of our soclity
every thing that could bo was dono to prevent
any unfalrness or fnvoritlsm in awarding tho
premluma. No two commlttees aro from tho
same town ln the samo clats; also they are
men who cannot be brlbod or prejudlced, but
wlll dectde upon tbe merlts ot the exhlblt nc
cordlng to thelr judgment, nnd these commlt
tees have been indlvldually notified ot their
appolntment and everything dono that can bo
to have them present. Much fault haa been
found, nnd not without some reason, tbat the
rules have been changed to accommodate cer
taln indlvlduals. Wo propose thls year to have
tbe prlnted rules in our ecbedules and postera
strlctly adhered to. The entrlea wlll closo at
the tlme advertlsed and the complalnt to often
heard that our exhlbitlona do not come oft at
the time advertised we shall corroct so far aa
posslble, The marshals and departraent bu
perlntendents understnnd that thn exhiblta are
to bo brought out for publlo dlsplay at the
tlme ndvortlsed, All these mattera were dls
cussed at our meetings and lt ls oxpected tbat
all the ofllcers, superintendenta and commlttees
wlll be tbero to see to it that tho exerclsea come
off promptly and In order. Tho Boclety haa
alwaya pald ita premluma In ftill, whlch can
not be sald of any othor soclety ot lta kind ln
tbla viclnity. Tho repntatlon for fair daallng
whlch the oclety haa acquired seems to be ap
preciated by lta patrons, aa the numeroua en
trlea nt thU early day seem to indli-ate. Tho
horse stalla nre all engaged and many more
new stalla aro belng bullt and many more will
have to bo put up to supply the demand.
There Is every Indlcatton that the show In
horses, cattle and sheep wlll far excel any
thlng aeen ln thia sectlon for yeara, except at
tho state fair, lhe territory annexed to tho
Boclety nt Ita laat annual meeting brlnga Into lt
very excellent atcck whlch wlll be exhlblted at
our fair, and everbody know, who haa evor
visited our faira, that tbe show ln lloral hall U
not excelled by any country fair, It Is tbe alm
of the ofllcers and membera ot the scclety to
mako the eleventh annual exhlbltlon, to bo
holden September 25, 2ti nnd 27, a purely ngrt
cultnral and mechanical fair, and we have ad
vertised no premluma for puppet showa or any
thlng ot the klnd, but everything on tho pro
grammo ls. strlctly a legltlmate part of a
farmera' and meclmnlca' fair.
W. V. Holden, Secretary.
On our thlrd mco to-dav wlll be found &
itriaing ana inatrucuve liiustration oi tnecom-
paratlva worth of tbe varloua klnds ot baklng
' powdera now ln the market