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BY W. W. PRESCOTT.
MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMRER 20, 18SJJ.
VOIi. 78. 4015. NO. 50
Wchumn & gotmml
WEDNESDAY. SEI'TEMKBU 20. 1883.
A Libernl Orfcr.
Tho publlsher of Titts Watchman takcs
pleasuro ln maklng tho followlng nnnouuce
ment to uta patrons: Ile has mado nrrango
meuta by whlch a copy of thnt phenoraonally
Buccessful monthly paper, " Oood Cheer," for
October wlll be sent to each subscrlber to Tiik
Watcumam ln order tliat thoy mny liave an
opportunlty to ozamlno It. Thl3 copy wlll
ptobably reach our sub?cribers wlthln a weok
from thls date. Altor October first, every old
anbscribor to Tiik Watcumam, who pays hls
arrcarege andone year ln advance, wlllrecelvo
a copy of Good Chcer one year Fkkk. Every
old subscrlber wlio has pald up to, or beyond,
October first 1884 can liavo Good Checr one
year fbke by notlfylng us that lio is entltlcd
to It. Every new subscrlber to Thk Watch
man after thls date who pays one year ln
advance wlll recetve Good Cheer for one year
kiikk. Our patrons wlll thus see that we Bbnll
glve thetn two vaveim fohtiik nticn ov one.
Tue Watchman has been greatly enlnrged and
linproved and Iswell worth tho prlco asked for
lt, bnt we deslre not only to be just but to bo
LiHF.itAL wlth our patrons. Thls offer Is not
made tostimnlatoati'ecrcasi'ni 11st, as thenum-
ber of our subscrlbers ls constantly growing
larger, but we deslre to pleaso our old frlends,
to Induce them to ronew protnptly and to add
many new names to our lncroasing list. Good
Cheer wlll be found to bo a twonty page papor
of neat typogrnphlcal appeirancoand rare llter-
ary merlt, the artlcles belng orlglnal and of puro
tone. Although only seventeen montha old, lt
has a clrculation of over sixty thousand coptes
and ls growlng more popular every day. It does
not touch upon polltlcs, ls not eectarian, nnd
ls ln all respects such a paper ns we are proud to
send to our subscrlbers. The addltlonal read
ing matter thus furnlshed durlng the yoar
wtihout addilional charge Is equlvalent to add'
Ing a irfiole paye of pure reading matter toTiiE
Watchman every week. We bellevo our
patrons wlll appreclate thls llberal offer and
wlll use thelr lnlluenco nrrong thelr frlends to
Increase our 11st. Sample coples of bolh papers
wlll be sent freo on appllcatlon nfter October
New goods at L. P. Gleason & Co's.
Don't forget to call at Webster's and see tho
Hocse to rent on Barre streot. Inqulre of
Good dark prlnts at five cents per yard, may
be found at L. 1'. Gleason & Co's.
J. G. Mohiuson & Co., are ready to sbow
stylea and quote prlces on all goods kept by
Wanted A glrl to do general housework ln
a small famlly. Address, Box 51S, Montpelier
T.vj Waterbury c0b atove, sold by C. O.
Graves, is just what every faruier wants. Call
and see it.
Wanted A capable woman to do house
work ln a small famlly. Call at thls offlce for
L. P. Gleason & Co., are eelllng Ladie's Gos-
samer Waterproofs at one dollar and twenty-
five cents each.
Don't fall to call at Graves' store, Waterbury,
for stoves. Ile has the largest aBSortment to
be found ln thls sectlon.
Abams. the clothier, opposlte tho court
house, has returned from market wlth fall and
winter styles of mlsses', boys' and chlldren's
Laroe stock, honest goods, correct styles,
and low prlces wlll be the programme every
day ln the week until further notlco at J. G.
Morrison & Co's.
L. P. Gleason & Co. offer fifty pleco3 black
and colored sllk velvets, and Nonparell vel
veteens, at a bargaln, havlng purchased them
at extremely low prlces for cash.
FuitNiTUUEof allklnds ln singleartfcles, such
as mlrrors, tables, chalrs, bedsteads, mattresses
etc, etc, or ln dlnlng chamber and parlor sets(
at A. T. Straw & Co.'s, Waterbury.
Wkiistkk has a store on Stato street whlch
he has just Gtte&full of dry goods ln every de-
partment, whlch wlll be sold at bottom prlces.
Just call and seo the bargalns he off ers.
A. T, Stkaw & Co, Waterbury, have a word
to say to persons about to commence houso
keeplng. Everythlng ln the way of furnlture,
from a kitchen chalr up to a parlor set, is sold
by them at lowest possible prlces.
A bolleu skatlng rlnk was opened last oveu
ing ln Ilubbard's hall over Blxby'a drug store,
It wlll be open Wednesday and Thuraday, nf
ternoon and evenlng, thls week; and Monday,
Tuesday and Wednesday af ternoon and even
ing after thls.
The celebrated 11 Magee Range " ls sold by
C. O. Graves, Waterbury. Wlth tho late Im
provements lt ls undoubtedly the best range
manufactured. Ile ls also agent for the Magee
coal heating stoves, which are too woll known
to need any recommendation.
Now ls the tlme to set etrawberry plants
A. D. Lane of the flrm of " Lane Brothers,"
has one hundred thousand to sell. Ile wlll
farnlsh help and plants and set them ln any
garden ln Montpelier and vlcinlty at reaBonable
prlces or deliver them whero wanted.
Tiik ldeals of burnt cork comedy, Moulton &
Johnson's mlnstrels and pantomime company,
brass band and orchestra, wlll exhiblt at Cap
Ital Hall on Monday evenlng, October lst. Two
nnd ono-half hours of mlith and music, six
great comedians, tho four brllliants, ten ee-
lected speclalists, eight song and dance artlstB,
the challenge clog team, our exceUlor quar-
tette, a first-class orchestra of ten solo inusl
clans and our own pantomimo of uproarious f uu
beaded by Malcom, tho prlnce of clowns, make
tho strength of the enttre company. Doors
open at seven. rorformance at oight. Popular
prlces: thirty-flve and ilfty cents. lteserved
seats for aale at Phlnnoy's.
Mits. Lizzik Manciiestkh ot West Itandolph
wlll apeak ln Beldlng's hall ln South Duxbury
next Sunday, Septembor 30th.
Joiin W. Chamton of Rutland has advanced
f unds to pay the Ilowe scale company'a work-
men one month s past due wages.
The Standard Thoater Company wlll appear
at Capltal Hall Filday evenlng nnd presont
Uncle Tom's Cabln. Thls is one of the plays
that the publlc never seem to tire of. Tho
presa overywhere spoak woll of thls company.
Admlsslon twonty-flvo centaj roserved seats
only thlrty-flve cents.
Kkv. II. F. Hit.L held Bervlce attho school-
houso ln Ulstrlct, No. 3, ln North Fayston last
Sunday nfternoon. Thero was baptlsm beforo
Tiik followlng aro the salos of llquor for tho
quarter cnded August 31 as roported by the
soveral town agonts to tho county commls
slonor, H. 11. Dwinell of Marshfield: Mont
peller,S37n.48j Northfield, 8253 23; Birro, S410.
04; Waterbury, 8354.13; Plainfield, 8123 50.
Ouit reteronco last weok to tho lngenuity of
postal clorks ln docipheringbllnd addtesseahaa
brought out the followlng apoclmens: Makn
duse, Vt. ; Boarlaintaln, Vt. j e lanpun, Vt, ;
tomos finnergin, Aly mlns, Vt.; rlgat, Vt.
Thesewereall guessed out correctly and the
lotters forwarded to thelr proper destinatlon.
Can you read them all?
We acknowledge the recelpt of tho flrst nuro-
ber of the Amcrican Journaltst, publlshed
monthly at St. Louls, Mo. It ls a clean look
lng journal of twonty-elght largo pages and is
deslgned, accordlng to tho prospectuc, "to
reprcaent tho intoreBts of the working wrlters
of the press throughout the land." Tho open-
ing artlcleon Mlpaourl journalists ls lllustrated
by slx fino portrnits.
Bujioit tella a good story about Senator Ed.
munds and B. F. Flfield, Eq., whlch is worth
gtvtng hero. Tlieso gentlomen were fihing
for bass lnst week and luck seemed to bo ln
favor of the senator until Buddenly ho found
that ho dld not have a blte, while hls compan
ion was fast galnlng on hlm. Invostlgatlon
showcd that tho great objector had boeu try-
Ing to catch bass with dead balt whlch had very
considerately been put on hls hook by Mr. FI
Tiik Vermont 'Baptlst Btate convention wlll
hold Its annual meetlng ln tbe Baptlst churck
at WestHandolph to-day and to morrow, Sev
tember 2Gth and 27th. Publlc sesslona wlll
bcgin to-day at ten o'clock, closlng to-morrow
evenlng wlth a sermon by llev. Mr. Baldwln of
Bennington. On Thursday mornlng at nine
o'clock, in tho Chrlstian churcb, wlll be held a
woman's ralsslonary meetlng to which all
ladics wlll be heartily welcomed. Mrs. Noble
ot St. Albans and others wlll represent the
home work and Mrs. 0. W. Gates ot Boston,
tho foreign interest. A report of tbla meetlng
wlll appear ln our next lesue.
The twentleth annual rennlon of Vermont
ofUcers wlH be held at Itutlaud on Thursday,
October 18, 1883. The members of the society
and all Vermont oftlcers and non-commissioned
olllcera of the army and navy are cordlally in
vlted to attend. The buslness meetlng wlll be
held at tho opera house at four o'clock, r. i.
The oration by Colonel W. C. Holbrook of New
York wlll be dellvered at the opera house at
olght o'clock r. m. Supper at Baxter music
hall after the address. All railroads iu Ver
mont wlll f urnish return tickets. There wlll
be an excurslon to marble quarrles and other
points of interest on Frlday mornlng.
The fiah commissioners havo perfccted ar
rangements whereby they hope to supply all
appllcants wlth carp to atock proper ponds or
streams. They ask all deslring them to wrlte
full particulars about pond or atreara and lf, In
thelr opinlon, they can aubslst, they wlll supply
them witli pleasure. Itemember they are
vegetable feeders and do not omit to stato the
water vegetatlon (klnd and amount) In the
pond or Btream to be stocked; also klnds ot
iisli there. ADplicatlons can be sent to elther
of the commissioners. It ls desirable that all
appllcatlons be in before October 15th. Snch
as are not may have to go over another year.
Address Dr. II. A. Cuttlng at Lunenburg or
Ilerbort Brainerd at St. Albans.
Last Friday forenoon when the atearaer
Relndeer was about three mlles from Port
Kent the forward end of tbe walklng beam
broke. Tbe cyllnder head, slldes, crosshead,
etc, were broken and other damagedono. The
englneer shut off the steam and no one was in-
jured. Tho A. Williams coming along a few
mlnutes after the accident towed the disabled
stoamer to Port Kent and ln the aftcrnoon
brought hcr to Burlington. The accident was
due to a llaw in the wrought iron band whlch
Burrounds the trame of the beam and is one
for whlch no one can be blamed, nor could lt
have been foreseen or prevented. The losa
cannot be deflnltely stated. Estimates vary
from 85,000 to 88,000. The repalra wlll prob
ably bo made at lier wharf In Burlington, but
cannot be completed in time for any more
mnnlng tbls season.
Quite n remarkable man was Alexander
Nelson, who dled at Ryegate, August 11th.
He was born ln the samo town July 18, 1802,
and always llved on the home farm. Tho
points for which he waa noted wero hls groat
slze and strength. He was slx feet four lnches
in helght barefoot, and welghed two hundred
and twenty-five pounds. He was tho oldest
Bon of Wtlllam and Jane (Henderson) Nelson,
hls father being of fully average elze and hls
mother very tall. Alexander, known as " Big
Alex," was quite apareand lean, but of great
strength, ao that he could lift a large cask full
of clder and drlnk from the bnng-hole. On
old-tlme tralnlng days, when the tallest man
led the coluran, " Big Alex " always had thls
P09t of honor. He waa quiet, and for the flrst
fifty yeara of hla llfe a bard workor, but hia
hoalth failing, he llved at hla leisure and
stayed at home very closely the last few years.
The Rutland Standard Bays that lt ls " ru
morod " as followB! "That Gcorge A. Merrlll
has reslgncd hls positlon ln the Ilowe fcalo
works. Tbat 840,000 wero recelved by Gov-
ernor Page lately wlth whlch to pay off tho
Ilowe ecale hands and that tho Clements were
apprlsed of tho samo and attached the wholo
amount. That E. P. Gllson hns been tendcred
the prcsldency of tho Ilowe Beale works, nnd
declined. That Governor Proctor Is anxious
to get control of tho Ilowe scalo works. That
the Ilowe ecale boya say that lf they are not
pnld off by Saturday nlght, they shall make
thlnga warm. That the merchants ot tbeplace
ay that they cannot carry the Howo scale boya
tnuch longer wlthout endangering thelr own
Interosta. That Governor Pjge ls a large
ownor In tho West Shoro road of New York.
That lately a chlld of one of the Ilowe scale
mcn dled and nmong all the hands employed
tho man falled to raise but 55 with whlch to
Castleton is much excited over the murder
of Theodore Goodwln'a intant child last Frlday
nlght. The child and mothor were ulone ln
tho houBe when a shot was heard, and Mra.
Goodwln summoned her father-In-law'a famlly,
saylng that some one had tried to shoot her
through the wlndow. They investlgated and
thought the shot was fired from the luslde, the
track of the bullet , through the glass and
ecroen Indlcatlng that and there belng smoke
ln tho bedroom, Llter thoy hoard a Bccond
shot nnd tho baby wns found shot through the
hoad ln bed. MrB. Goodwln clalms that tho
child was shot lylng by lior slde, but tho bed
was'bloody nnd her nlght clothing wns not. A
rovolver wlth four ompty chambnra was found
Iu tho room, nnd tho bullet iu the chlld'a head
flts ono of tliom, Tho matter wlll bo brought
beforo the grand jury now ln sesslon at Rut
land. The local opinlon ls very Btrong that tho
woman shot tho chlld, though no causo is
known for tho act. Mrs. Goodwin has beon ar
rested. The Boston llerald has the followlng: "A
judge of tho Vermont BUpremo court Is crltl-
clscd vory properly for sorving as a rnllroad
director In defl.mceot tho lnw, whlch pays tbat
'no judge of the supreme court of thls stato
shall hold any ofilce ln any rallroad corpora-
tion in thls stato.' Judge Rodfield's oxplana-
tlon Is not mado publlc." We have notlced
thnt several Btate papers have roferred in a dc-
cldedly uncompllmentary manner to the fnct
that Judge Redfield has been elected a director
of the Passumpslc rallroad and wo havo takcn
palus to look up the matter. When Hon. T,
P. Redfield was elected judge of the aupreme
court ho Informed the presldent of the Pas
sumpsio road that ho could not longer act as a
director and he hns bIdco that time ref used to
quallfy or act with the baard and ln polnt ot
fact is not a responslble director of the road
Ho cannot prevent them from electing hlm to
the ofilce, but wlll not accept lt. Wlll tho pa.
pers who have dono Judge Redfield an ltjjus-
tlce In thls matter nowgivo facts ln the case ?
Tuk grand jury of Franklin county has in
dicted tho presldent and dlrectors of the St.
Albans Trust Company. Twenty-four Indlct
ments aro brought against Liwrence Brainerd,
cbarging hlm with dlvertlng and misapplylng
the funds of tho St. Albans Trust Company,
amountine ln tho aeerccate to 8250.000. An
Indlctment is also brought against Charles Wy
man, nud Edward A. Smlth, jolntly wlth Law.
nn rtrAlner m mnmWa nf the flnance
committeo and as dlrectors; against A. 0. i
Brainerd, Herbert Brainerd, E. Porter Brainerd
and Charles Wyman, Indlvidually, ns dlrectors.
Tho Indlctments against these men, wlth the
oxception of Lawrence Brainard, were for
loans of money in gmall Bums, as dlrectors of
the Institutlon. Lawrence Brnlnerd's offense
ls tolerably famlllartotho publlc, tho tnking of
money upon theNorwood Lumber Company'a
notes. Lawrence Brainerd waa ordered to find
ball in the sum of 850,000 which was furnlshed
by A. 0. Brainerd and F. Stewart Stranahan,
Mr. Wyman's ball was fixcd nt 82,000 which
was furnlshed by Albert Fowler. The bail of
tho other parties was 81,000.
The Brattleboro correspondent of the Spring-
field Hepublkan, evldently havlng run out of
legitlmate news, dellvers hlmself ot tho follow
lng second hand remarka on the tax law:
"Tho fallure of the new tax law to provlde the
necessary revenue to meet the Btate expenses
and the increasing probabllity of a per caplta
tax creates considerable nnfavorable comment
throughout the state. It seems that thoso who
nrged the passage of the law wlth tbe arg v
mentthat Governor Smith was favorable to it,
reckoned wltbout knowledge, for tbe great
chlef is flrst among those to disregard lt, and
report says that he is actlng on advlce of the
ablest counsel, nmong whom, posslbly, ls Sen
ator Edmunds, wbo bellevea the law uncon-
stltutional and, therefore, a complete fallure.
Next January it wlll be known just wbat has
been aecured from tbls Bource, and the short
age wlll have to be made good by borrowing.
But how shall tbls debt be pald unlesa by a
per caplta tax? It Is not reasonable to auppose
that another year wlll Increase the recelpts."
ThU correspondent would do woll to Intervlew
tbe Reformer man and become possessed of a
few facts before he seta hlmself up to abuso a
law ot whlch he shows lamentable Ignorance.
Ouit Strafford correspondent wrltes aa fol
lows: " At the town meetlng held Saturday,
the 22d lnst., Senator Morrill presented to the
town the llbrary bulldlng he had erected the
past summer. He also donated to the
town about five hundred volumes, many
of them booka of rare value. The edlflce is
most thoroughly bullt, complete ln every re
Bpect, finlshed ln aBh, covered with slate, and
furnlshed wlth excellont chandellers and
stoves. The llbrary room Is on the flrst Iloor,
and the second story contnlns a commodious
hall, sultablo for Boctety and publlc meetlngs.
The bulldlng la truly an ornament to the vll
lage. Its coat ls about 82,000. The presenta
tion was accompanled wlth an interestlng nnd
instructive address, whlch was well appre
clated by tbe hearera. At its close the glft
was heartily accepted and an enthuslastlc voto
of thanka glven the senator. A copy of his
address was reouested for nubllcatlon. The
llbrary promlses to bo a permanent success,
and more than 8400 was pledged at tho meet
lng towards a fund, with prospects of a consid
erable increase ln the near future. To tho
books donated by Mr. Morrill will be added
the Harris free llbrary, comprislng more than
one thousand volumes nnd the ngrlcultural
llbrary of Beventy-five or moro volumes.
The ninth annual convention of the Woman'B
Christlan Temperance Union of Vermont was
held at West Itandolph last week Thursday,
Frlday and Saturday. On Wednesday even
Ing a very pleasant receptlon waa glven by
Mrs. Wlllard Gay at her resldence, about
forty dellgates belng present. At nlno o'clock
Thursday mornlng a consecration meetlng was
held and at ten the buslness mee tlng wascalled
to order by the presldent, Mra. E. G. Green of
St. Albans. The usual appolntment ot comralt.
tees preceded the address of welcome by Mrs.
V. M. Hardy of West Randolph, whlch was re.
gponded to by Mlss Mlna II. Morgan. Tho
presldent then Introduced Miss Frnnces E. Wll
lard and Bhe spoke In her usual earnest, happy
way. Tho reports of tho aepartraent Buperin
tondents on cominunlon wlno by Mlss Anna
C. Park, on Young Women'B Christlan Temper
ance Union work by Mlss Kllle Wulbrldge, on
Union Signal by Mrs. N. 1.. T. Hldden closed
tho forenoon sesslon. After some mlnor buel
ness ln the aflornoon the aupeilntendents ot
departments as follows mado thelr reports
hollday book, by Mlss Mina II. Morgan; rela.
tlon of temperauco to capltal and lnbor, by
Mrs. F, Hastings; influenclng the press, by
Mrs. E. B Lund, At tho evenlng sesslon tbe
report of tbe auporlntendent of Sunday-achool
work, Mra, R. Klng of Lowell, wns an Interest
ing papor, and was followed by a paper by
Mrs. M. E. Hamlln ot Middlebury read by
Mrs. Monroe ot Middlobnry. The address ot
Mra. E. G, Green, tho presldent, occupled the
greater part ot tho evenlng and held the close
attentlon of the audlonce whlch filled the
church. Frlday mornlng tho reports ot auper
lntendenta of departmenta wero presented as
follows s presentlng our causo boforo other
bodies, Mra. E. G. Greone; prlson nnd jall
work, Mrs. G. Robertson, read by Mrs. House;
evangellstlc work, Mrs. A. 0. Colllns; lcglsla
tlve work, Mrs. S. Howard. Mrs. Hydo of
Bakersfield spoko, regrettlng tho positlon taken
last year by tho Bocloty In opposltlon to tho
constltutlonal nmcndment. In tho abscnco of
tho BUperlntondent of the department of draw
Ing room meetlngs, Mrs. Stanwood of St.
Albans gavo some account of the work ln that
placo. The reports of the department superln-
tendenta wero resumed ns followa: Hyglene,
Mrs. E. G. Greeno; juvenlle work, Mrs. A. B.
Kngrom, read by Mrs. B. II. Day; Btate and
county falrs, Mrs. W. II. Whltcomb, read by
Mrs. K. B. Lund, sclcntlfio instructlon and
pilze cseay plan, by Mlsa Allce M. Gnornsey,
road by the secretary. In the ovening Mlss
Willnrd spoke to a crowdod house on Per
Bonal llbcrly," and at a sesslon followlng the
public address delegatea to nntional convention
wero elected as follows: Mlss Laura Moore,
Barnet; Mrs. M. L. T. Hldden, Lyndonville;
Mrs. L. G. IUrrows Middlebury; nlternatcs,
Mrs. M. II. Morgan, Bennington; Mlss Mlnnle
Morrill. Swanton; MrB. Willnrd Gay, Weat
The Vermont State Tcachers' Assoclation
will hold Its nnnual meetlng nt Capltal Hall,
Montpelier, Wednesday, Tliurfday, Frlday nnd
Saturday, October 24th, 25th. 2Gth and 27th
The followlng ls the programme: Hlgh School
and Academlo Work, Wednesday, nt 8 o'clock
r. m., at tho Pavlllon parlors. " What Prepa-
ratlon do the Colleges expect from Hlgh Schoola
and Academles?" In Groek, Professor S. 1
Emerson of Burlington; Engllsh, Professor L.
A. Austin of Middlebury; Latln, Professor J.
K. Lord of Dartmouth. Thursday, at 0 a. m
ln Capltal Hall, " What constltutes a ' Practl.
cal Education?" Professor J. E. Goodrich of
Burlington; "Relation of Classical to Scien
tlfic Studles," Princlpal E. II. Barlow of West
Lebanon, N. II., and Professor S. II. Brackett
of St. Johnsbury; 1:30 r. m., "The Uses and
Abuses of the Rank System," Dr. C. C. Rounds
-lymoum, n. u. uenerai ixercises
. 11 . I. t "I tf I.IJll U fi
ocnoois, rrmcipai u. uomiuwau ul ot.
Albans and Princlpal II. D. Uyder of Bellows
Falls; 7:30 r. m., address by Professor E. II.
Russell of Worcester, Masa, subject, " Engllsh
Llterature na nn Eloment In Education." Un
graded school work. Frlday at 9 A. m,, " What
Supervlslon by the State wonld be most Efll
ciont?" Princlpal C. D. Mcad of Middlebury;
" How can the Ungraded Schoola best become
Graded?" F. F. Whlttier ot Hanover, N. II
'"How can Punils be beat taucht to Thlnk? "
Prfnnlnnl A W TMann nf Tlnnrlnlnll ! " PftTHnnftl
Relation of Teachor to Puplls," Rev. V. M.
Hardy of West Randolph; afternoon, " What
ahould a Teacher do before tbe flrst day of
School ? " Princlpal J. M. Comstock of Sprlng.
field; " Strategy and Tactlca In the Teacher,"
George A. Brownof Bellows Falls; "Methods
of Incitine to Dlllgenco and Order," Princlpal
C. H. Dunton of Poultney; "Importance of
Methods in Study," Daniel C. Heathof Boston;
7:30 r. M.,'general dlscusslon, tople, "TheRe-
.atlonof the Stato to Education," opened by
Miperintendent II. 0. Wheeler of Burlington
aA Hon. T. W Blcknell of Boston, to be fol-
iowcJ by others. Saturday at 8: 30 a. m., busl
ness meetlng; 0 a. m., " Examinntlon of
Teachers," Princlpal C. C. Goveof NewIIaven;
'Educatlonal Meetlngs," Princlpal C. A. Bun
ker of Peacham; address, " George Washing
ton asa Soldier," by General H. B. Carrlngton
of Boston. Free return checks on the Central
Vermont railroad and Montpelier & Wells
River rallroad can be secnred by members of
tho assoclation. On the Connecticut Rlver
rallroad teachers wlll apply, on thelr way, to
the condnctors. That the Interest in penman-
ship, free hand drawlng, hlstorical nnd geo
graphlcal map drawing may be increased In
the Btate, teachers are urged to brlng and put
on exhlbltlon samplos ot thelr puplls' work
Board can be obtalned at the followlng rates,
per day: Pavlllon 81.50; (two occupylng one
room) Amerlcan and Blshop 81. Speclal ratea
for board ln prlvate famlllea wlll bo furnlshed
for ladlea who apply in advance to Rev. II. F,
II111, Montpelier, Vt.
Gknkual W. W. Guout will be the orator
at the Colebrook, N. II., fair.
Dr. William T. Ssiitii haa been made asso-
ciate professor of anatomy ln the Dartmouth
Colonel J. H. Lucia, mayor of Vergennes,
and former state' n attorney for Addison county,
wlll Boon romove to Montpelier.
Hon. Gkohc.k II. Biqelow waa ln Balti
more last week In attendanco on the annual
gession ot the Grand Lodge, Independent Order
of Odd Fellows.
Hon. II. H. PowEita and wlfe havo returned
from thelr Western trip, havlng visltod many
points of interest, includlng Uhicugo, St. Louls,
Mlnncapolis, Fargo, Dakota, etc.
A imoKZE bust, of herolc slze, ot John P.
Howard, Ebq,, haa been declded on, ln place of
a bas-rellef, to be placed In the new Untverslty
bulldlng, nnd Mr. J. S. Hartloy, the dlstin
gulshed New York.sculptor, ls now at work on
Fiiank R. Bates, Esq., of Northfield havlng
been compelled by 111 health to reslgn tbe ofllc
of grand worthy secretary of the Independent
Order of Good Templars of thls Btate, Dr. M.
II. Cbandler of Woodstock has been nppolnted
by the executlve commlttee to fill the olllce
tlll the meetlng of the grand lodge In January.
Hon, E. P. Walton is much better.
A. W. FmutiN returned from Boston,
M iss M aiiie Willard Is vlsltlng at St. Johns
bury. Geoiiqe Hathaway Is qulto Blck wlth ty
Mn. and Mita. W. K. Adaiis returned from
Now York Frlday.
A. D. Fauwkll is ln Boston thls week and
will roturn Saturday,
A. W. Fkihun'h eplendld gray borse dled
Edwahd Rekd of Buffalo N. Y., is visitlng
hls home nnd frlends here.
Lewis Wakevield hns sold his frult staud
on Stuto Btictt to George Norton.
Licavitt'b mlnstrels guvo a flrst class enter
talnmont to a full house Saturday nlght.
GovKHNOit Dinqham waH at South Royalton
Wednesday, tettllug the losses on the flro thero.
Misa Katk Bailev nnd Jedd Caroii went to
Elmore Sunday to vlelt Mlss Bailey'a grand
uiotlior. Hon. William II. Dullois. Btate trensurcr,
waa In town Thursday nnd gavo The Watcii
man a cau,
Hon. JoaEi'ii Poland has showed us an Km
poror Alexander npple weighlng ono pound. It
la n boauty,
Quite a party expect to leave for Chlcago to'
nlght, nmong whom aro Mra. C A, Reed, Mrs
L. Bart Cross, and Mlsees Klttlo nnd Kate
iiniiui luiiiiiiuii vxiuuti nuu it. .j,
Woodbury asslsted tho cliolr of Bethany church
on bunday last
KvKNiNfi servlce nt Christ church wlll begln
nt seven o'clock herenfter, but there wlll be no
servlce nt present.
Rev. J. II. IIiNCKB is away on his vacatlon
and Rev. E. E. Herrlck of Chelsea, prenched
at uetnany cnurcn sunciay,
Fklix Pkatt has enzaeed Charles Duval of
Plnttsburch N. Y.. ns bnrber. Fellx'a nsslstants
of lato seem to comb and go.
Mits. Dknnis Lane and daushter Hnttie. also
A. l). l.mo and famlly, arrlved homo Irom tne
White Aiountaina on ruesday
II ns. C. M. Ciiam of Rutland and Mrs. A.
Batcheldor of Plainfield havo been vlsiting
wlth thelr father, hrnstus Cram
GEonnK Dewey has returned from a UId
through everythlng In the southern part'of
uaine nna a skort atop at uoston.
Wk nre Informed that the new band Bpoken
ot last woek, li not formally organlzed, but met
onco or twice lor tneir own amusomont,
Wk ahnll have to Inslst thnt last Wednesday
waa tho 10th of September, although theArgus
was aatea " weanesany, aeptemuer aoin.
Mns. C. W. Willahd. Marle. Ellza and
Charles Willard and the Misscs Rlchardaon wlll
sail ln comptiny for Europo early in October
lluv. A. D. Baiiiieii. formerlv edltor ot the
vermont unroniclc. returned last triaay. irom
hls western trip whlch he thoroughly enjnyed
A skatino rlnk was ODened Tuesday even
lng in Ilubbard's block by II. C. Hartsuorn of
at. joimsuury. a goou rinic ougnt w oe ap-
The Scrlbner brothers have established
themselvcs in the Langdon block on Malne
street, white Mr. Sloan is not slo-ln reorganlz
lug thelr old quarters.
Mr. and Mits. Alonzo Wekks ot Washlne
ton, D. C, and Mrs George Grout, who have
been nt the ravlllon tbls summer, have re
turnea to tneir uomes.
Heiimann Jaucii of Jena, Germany, exhiblts
some lino crayon plcturej at Slayton's. A
bust of Professor DUliop is finely executed and
wiu interest aiscipies oi crayon art.
J. C. CAiir hns closed hu eneaeoment ns
clerk at tbe Pavlllon. Many old patrons of the
house wlll greatly mlss Jtcld s geniai presence.
Ile lolt yesterday for a trip to Uoston,
Mit. and Mits. W. A. Buions have gone to
Boston whero Mrs. Brlggs wlll remnln, while
ner husuand extenus hls trin to (Jonuectlcut,
inoy wiu return tne last oi next weeK
Next Sundav will bo the fourteenth nnnl
versary of Rev. J. Edward Wrlght's settlement
over tho Church ot the Messiah and the oc
casion wlll bo sultably remembered ln hls
E C. Wood was arrested Monday for Intox-
lcation, i-pent the nlght In the cooler, and on
belng brouglit beiore justice uark vesterdav
was mulcted in the usual amount, which
Eunest Lowe won first money in one bicy-
cle rnco nnd third money ln nnother nt the
Bethel fair, but he compromlsed wlth the
managers fnr twenty dollars, a sum much less
than the prlzos ollered.
The Bradford fire conitvtnv came to thls
village Satutdny nnd dlned at tho Pavlllon
The excurslon was tendered them by tbe Pas
Bumpsic road In retnrn for thelr eervlces in pro-
ttctmg rallroad properly.
Thk lovera ot bnrnt cork minstrelsy wil
have another opportunlty to gratlty thelr taste
Monday evenlng, October lst. Moulton &
Johnson's Mlnstrels will glve an entertalnment
at tbat tlme, as announced ln the local column.
Mits. Dit. DniniiAM wlll go to New York
Monday to attend lectures at the New York
Medlcal collrge-and to complete acourso ot
study ln medlcine undor the care of Mrs. Cle
ments s. Lozier, oi. u, presldent oi tne coiiege,
The supper glven by the St. Jean Baptlste
society on Thursday evenlng was a success.
The supper was excellent and the socletv net-
ted foity-eight dollars, which glves thelr treas-
ury a tlmeiy lltt. ihere are three members
Blck at the presont time.
Fjiekman Bixbv. E. D. Hyde. W. E. Vall
C. A. Best. J. W. F. Washburn and Dr. Briz-
ham, wlth thelr wivej, nnd Mrs. Edward
Dewey and Jessie Dewey. W. A. Biiecs. Mrs,
Henry Lowe and Allce Lowe went to New York
on tne excurslon, wednesday last.
The fifteenth annuil convention of the Ver
mont State apirituallst Assoclation was held at
Canltalllall durlng Frlday. Saturday and Sun
day. Among tbe speakers and test medlums
were uatitaiu u. n. lirown oi lirooiriyn, . l.,
Josoph D. Stlles of MRssachusetts and Edgar
W. i-merson oi jNew liampsnire.
In the superior crlmlnal court at Boston,
Monday, the trial of the Indlctment against
Thomaa W. McKee, formerly of thls place, and
Caroline Nyeburgb, for arson in burning the
bulldlng, No. 48, Temple street, ln July last
was begun. The prosecutlon clalms thnt the
bulldlng was llred to obtaln lnsurance.
Thk Free 1'rcss says that the Mary Fletcher
hospital has just been remembered by one of
Its late patients, Mra. S. M. Calkins ot Montpe
lier, in piaclug her horse and carrlageat one of
the stablrs in town, for the use of its convalei
cents. Thls kindness ls speclally welcome,
coming close upon the dlsastor by nre, and wlll
prove much to the benefit and pleasure of the
Mr. II. L. Tiiompson, mannger ot the Bur
lington Phllharmonlc society, was met byn few
eingers last Wednesday evenlng at the Unita
rlan vestry. The company rehearsed a few
selectlons from Arthur Sulltvan a best work.
"The Prodlgal Son," which wlll be performed
at tho comlug festival. Some of our mustcal
people wlll joln the society. Mr. Thompson
wiu uo nere ugain soon,
The gamo of base ball last Saturday between
the Montpelier nlne and ono from Waterbury
resulted In f.ivor of the latter team, although
our hnm'i club is not yet convlnced that a
Waterbury nlne can whip them. The vlsiting
club brought wlth them four outslders and only
five ot them were townsmen, although lt was
expressly stated ln the challenge that they
were not to get assistanco out ot town
The nmusement season wa thrown wlde
open on Thursday evenlng by Professor B. M
Huxley's elocutlonfry entertalnment. A gond
nudlence spoke well for Mr. Huxlev and Mr.
uuxiey spoKo well lor tno andlence. llls se
lectlons were popular and well chosen. It hts
rendltlon of the narratlve mlght be crltlclsed,
hls impersonation of chnracter was excellent.
Among his pieces were: The Duchess May, by
Mrs, Browning, Little Rocky's Christmas, by
urown. run creeos oi ine iieiis. now tne rar-
meriheard Rubensteln play, etc. etc. Profes
sor Huxley will organlze a class ln elocutlon at
Dit E. P. Bailkv wns ln town last week
Nat Klng went to New York Saturday to take
Dr. Btlley's place at tho New York colored
hospital Carroll Klng and Fred Delter left
Monday nlght for Harvard. Charles Thomp
son went Saturday. George Shepird is better
nnd wlll return to his class soon. Romeo
Brown, who has been quite slck. has noarly
recovered from hls lllntss, nnd wlll be ablo to
joln hls class ln a week or so.
Washington County Court.
At the tlme nf going to pres lnst week tho
caso oi w, A. luuteiie vi. Jacou builth wns be
ing tried by jury, Thls whs the last of tho ti
mous hullpss oats cnses, so long lttlgated iu tho
cnuris. ine piainuu cinimcd that In Aprll,
1874, he bought ot tbe defendant one hundred
and seveuty-slx bnshels of the so-called hudess
oats, pnylng 81,487 03; that thedofendant rep
resented the oats to be a now and valuable
varlety, warrnntlug them to be tbe only ones of
the klnd ln Vermont, and thnt the control ot
tne inaruet could bo held by the plalntlff, Tho
market soon becomincr llooded. nnd tho oats
becomlng valueless, the plalntlff clalmed that
the dofundant had practlced a fraud and
brought hls actlon on the caso, The defendant
llleit tno general lssuo and went to trial. Ver
dlct for tho deteudant to recover hls cost. J.
A. Wlng, J. 0, Llvlngston and 8. 0. Shurtleff
lor piaiutllt, Msssrs. I'ltkln & Huse, for de
The noxt caso was that of Allda Woodbury
vs. 0. E. Wood et al. helra ot L, M. Warren.
luls was an appeal from probate by plalnt
It Beems that in March, 1800, Lydla M. Warren
made her wlll, glvtng the uso of ono-fonrth of
nor property to unarios l:. wooa, ono-nan tno
romulnder to Alida Woodbury, tbe plalntlff,
nnd tbe other linlf to John W. Alger nnd Clara
Belle U. Alger, both of Saratoga, N. Y., and
ppointlng Lennder Wnrren of Midd esex. ex-
ecutor of the wlll. On the 24th day of Decem
ber, 1881, sald LydlaM. Warren mado a codlrll
to tho abovo wlll, sottlng forth that the sald
John W. Alger had deceased, and revoklng
tnat portion oi tne wiu reiatmg to hls auare,
nnd glvtng the samo to C. E. Wood and Allda
Woodbury, mo wltncsses to the codlcil were
L. L. Durant. S. C. Shurtleff nnd P. II. Hlnck-
ley. Tho wlll nnd the codlcil wero presented
lor protmto january y, ibsj, nnd on tne viTtn
day ot January II. W. Hoaton and J. V. Bab
cock testlfled to tho genulnenesa of tbe slgna-
turea o the wltnesses to the will, J. 1'. U. Cot
trlll, C. M. Rublee and Joseph A. Prentlss, and
the samo waa allowed, On the 11th day of
March, 1882, a hearlng waa had beforo tho pro-
bato court witn reierence to tho vaildlty oi tue
codlcil, and after hearlng the evldence lt waa
adjudged that the same ehonld bo dtsallowed,
from whlch an appeal was taken to the Wash
ington county coutt, nnd the same was entered
at the March term, 1882. Tho contertants of
the codlcil clalm that at the timo of making
tho samo the testator waa by reason of old age
nnd mental lnfirmity Incompetent to make a
wlll, nnd tbnt sbo hnd been unduly lnlluenccd
by partles ln Interest. The jury returned a
vordlct sustaining tho codlcil thus establlihlng
the wholo of the wlll. Messrs. Pitkln & Huse
and S, C. Shurtleff for plalntlff, George W.
Wing for defendantB.
rne case oi jxatnaniei l'erry vs. llnrvey s.
Dow was next called. Thls was an nctlon ot
trespass nnd trover brought to recover the value
ot some personal property sold by the defond
ant and upon whlch the plalntlff had a chattel
mortgage. ine deiendant onered to prove
that tho chattel mortgage was glven wlthout
conslderation and was therefore vold, and that
he had llcense from the plalntlff to dlxpose of
tne property. uounaei lor tne piaintm arguca
that such llcense should have been pleaded
speclally nnd that the defendant was precluded
from taking advantage ot his own fraud to
avoid his llablllty for selllng the property
wlthout the consent of the mortgagor in wrlt
lne. The court sustained the view ot the
plalntlff. Eicoptlons allowed nnd case passed
to supreme court. J. P Limson appeared for
plalntlff, S. C. Shurtleff for defendant.
(Jltnton rrench, uy nis next irlend, vt. i'rans:
Emerson. This was an actlon of trespass for
an assnult and battery. Tho plalntlff clalmed,
and hls evldence tended to show, that on the
mornlng of tbe 8th day of January, 1883, he
attended, for the first time that term, the
school in distrlct No. 4 in Barre, known as
East Barre, that on the afternoon of that day
while the boys were ont at recess, he, the
plalntlff, was standing in the entry, that the
school room door was ajar, and that one of the
puplls, Harry Ingram, pissed by him to go
into tno school room, tbat he, the plalntlff,
took hold of the Ingram boy's coat tall and
sald to hlm, "hold on," that the Ingram boy
then went into the school room, that the de
fendant, who was the teacher of the school,
came out into the entry, eelzed tbe plalntlff by
the halr of the head, dragged hlm to the school
room door, then took hold ot hls coat collar,
brought him Into the tcliool room, then
knocked him down twlce and then throw hlm
against the deek and cut his head, nnd that be
in consequence ot the iojurios thus received
was made slck and confined to his bed for
elghteen days. The defendant clalmed tbat
tbe Ingram boy was in the school room when
the plalntlff pulled hlm back, and that lt dla
tnrbed his school, tbat he went and spoke to
tho defendant and told him to corne ln, that
he dld not start and that be dld take hold of hls
hnir but dld not start him out ot his tracha,
that he then led hlm Into the school room, and
cuffed hls ears wlth tbe tlit ot his hand soveral
times, that tbe plalntlff then sald to him, "I
was only fooling and havo done nothlng I
should be punlsbed for," that he then selzed
him again Mid sbook hlm sharply and that
wben he let go of hlm he fell to the floor. The
defendant admitted that the plalntlff lny on
the floor a few mlnutes, then got up, went to
hla seat and then went home wlthout saylng
anythlng to the teacher or the teacher any thlng
tohim; that thero waa blood on tbe floor and
on the boy's forebead. There waa considera
ble contradlctory evldence aa to the transactlon
and as to tbe plaintiff's injuries, and much
feeling shown in the case. Evldently It was a
school distrlct row. Verdlct for defendant. J.
G. Wlng and John H. Senter for plalntlff; W.
A. nnd 0. B. Boyce for defendant.
Now on trial, J. W. Leonard vs. Achsa Dut
ton. The partles llve in Calais and the sult la
for trespass lnvnlvlng a small plece of land.
Shurtleff and Kemp for plalntlff. I.amson
nnd G. W. Wlng for defendant.
Cnnitcu. Mr. B C. Church of Sterllne. 111 ,
presldent of tho bank of whlch Mr, C. A. Heed,
formerly of Montpelier, is cashier, dled very
suddenly on a rallroad traln while on hls way
home from St. Louls. He was a man beld ln
hlgh esteera and hls loss ls keenly felt ln tbe
communlty where he was located.
SrAiutow. Mr. Abner D Spirrow dled in
Calais September lGtb, agod seventy yeaw.
Ile hns long been a resldent ot the town. hon-
ored and respected by all. Hts widow and slx
sons mourn thelr uereavement. rlve ot the
Bons were in attendance at his funeral Tues
day, tho 18th lnst., most gracefully doing duty
ln depostting tne rematns oi tneir respectea
parent in the grave. Tbe oldest son, onco a
suffering prisoner at Andersouvllle, now livcs
In Vlrglnla, but all were at home with thelr
parents on the seventleth birth-day of thelr
latuer; a great lavor lor wiiicu all are most
thankful. May the wldow, children, sUters
and thelr famtlies all be coinforted by thelr
" neaveniy atner.
Stockwell. Aunt Sally Stockwell of West
Brattleboro, who died Fildav nlght at tbe ex-
treme nge ot ono hundred and four years and
llve months, waa tne youngest of eieven chil
dren, One ot the children llved to be ono hun
dred years old and a brothor was nlnety years
oi nge wnen ne aiea. nor lauier lougnt lor
the independence of tbe colonles under Stark
and Warner at tbe battle of Bennington, Hnd
served through the Revolutionary war, settllng
ln Brattleboro after peace wa declared. When
elghtoeti years of tiee, ln 1797, nnd before
George Washlngton's death, Sarah Harris mar
rled Arad Stockwell, a sturdy ploneer faruier.
Her busband dled ln 18513, nged eighty-two
years. Thelr famlly con.-lsted of ten children,
Jlve of whom Rre now llving. The docend
ants of Aunt Silly Stockwell nutuber tliirty
four grandchildreu. thlrty-seven great grand
chlldren; twenty-threo of the latter nre now
llving. Aunt Sally celnbrated her centennial
btitbday Aprll 30, 187'J, the occaslon belng a
notable one. Up to wlthin a few years sho
has been quite actlve about tbe house, bnt
wllhln n year or two sbe has been feeble. Her
mental faeultles nppeared to be qulto well pre
aerved on the one hundred and fourth blrthday,
nnd her conversation was ot nn Interestlng
character. Sbe was an Inveteratesmoker, and
enjoyed her old clay plpe to tho last.
Enst Montpelier. Tho soclable of the
ladles' hocinl impiovement society wlll meet nt
thehomoof Mra. lloraee Bllss, next Wednes
day, Oetober 3J.
CiiAitLES Bkown nnd fnmllv of Warren were
hore lnst week, the guests of E. W. Ormsbee.
In mentloning our students nt tho semlnnry
the namts of the two Misscs IIlll were over
looked. Thehe is to be a society organlzed In the In
tereets nf the home uiNstonary work at Itev,
Edward D. Mason's noit Tuesday atternoon at
three o'clock The ladles of our mlsslun
tchools are requested to be present.
North Montpelier. Mr. Ferdinand Dewey
of tbe Tremout sjiool ot iiinsio, Boston, Mass ,
who has beeu spending hls vacatlon wlth
triend't Iu Calais, Is to return to hls labors thls
C. E. Giiav, who has been on n visit to
fileuds and relntlves in thls place, returned to
hls home ln Boston Monday,
Thk many frlends of Wnrren Fifield along
tho stage" llue between Plainfield and Hard
wick aro glad onco moro to see him hold ot tho
One of tbe flnest dlsplays of npples in this
county may be seon iu the orchard ot C. S,
Bennett and he expects to gather from one
hundred and fifty to two hundred busbels ot
No, 1 applea from tame thls fall.