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BY W. W. PRESlxS
MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 1883.
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WEDNESDAY, OCTOUKR 21, 1883.
It Wlll I'ay You.
Wo thlnk It wlll pay you to tako advantago
at onco ot our offer to sond Qood Cheer to all
eubsctlbora to The Watchman, old or new,
who wlll pay one year ln advance, thug secur-
Ing TWO l'Al'KBS F0U TllK I'RIOB OF 0NB. Af-
ter October 31st It wlll bo necesaary to pay to
Novombor 1st, 1884, to secate Qood Cheer froe.
Dolaya are dangeroust
Oiroulatinq Hbtary at H. E. Slayton'g.
NoTnsauAM lace cuttalna at Wobster's ato
Pcre goods and iow prlces at F. II. Bascom's
An extra fine llno of IlambuTg edglngs at
A fkwNo. 1 cldet barreU for sale at Frank
II. Basconi's drug etoro.
L. P. Gleason & Co. offer tho greatest bar
galns ln velvets and seal plusbea.
L. P. Gleason & Co. have just recelved thlrty
pleces of nlce all-wool dress iUnnol.
L. P. Gleason & Co. bave a fine assortmont
of sacka and havelocka for mlssea of all ages,
Send seven conts to II. C. Webster and ro-
celve tbe complete catalogae of Ilarper's Bazar
A fine lot of Massasoit, Golden Seal, and
Figon clgars just recelved at Frank II. Baa
com's drug store.
Warner's Kldney Cure and Palne's Celery
Componnd are bavtng a great sale at F. II. Bas-
com's drug store.
Somb bargalns ln eztra super carpets jnst
recelved at J. G. Morrlson & Co.'s. Call and
sao tliem before buylng.
Anotheb large Involce of dolmans, clrculars
newrnarkets, jackets and Jersey garmentshave
jnst been recelved at L. P. Gleason & Co.'s,
Anothkh large involce of dolmans, clrculars,
newrnarkets, jackets and Jersey garmenta bave
just been recelved at L. P. Gleason & Co.'s,
Anv one ln wantof a job or ezpress wagon,
Concord make.one and one-half Inch azles, good
aa new, wlll find a bargaln by enqulrlng of F.
A. Dwlnell, Plainfield.
Tnis week at J. G. Morrlson & Co.'s, new
forelgn dress goods, dress ilannels, knlt goods,
dolmans, Langtrys and sacks. We ask your
attentlon to our llne of black dress goods.
L. P. Gleason & Co. have a complete as
sortment of worsted dress goods, comprlsing
every deslrable color ln the ottoman cloths,
armures, casbmeres, etc, and all the noveltles
af the seaBon.
In the pursult ot dry goods for nse and adorn-
ment, lf you want cashmeres or cheap dress
goods, sllk velvets, velvoteens, plushea, cloak-
lnga, hoslery, gloves, buttons or rlbbona, just
go to Webster's and look around. You may
aee somethlng tbat ls cheap.
Mrs. D. A. Slack has returned from Boston,
where ehe epent a isw days ln gett'.ng the fall
styles, and ls now prepared to executo all or
dera for dreBsmaklng promptly and ln the
lateat style. Any one ln need ot employment
in her llne would do well to call on bor.
You wlll find a good assortment ot ash and
palnted chamber Bets, loungea, mlrrors, sprlng
beds, wlre mattresses, easy, wlllow and basket
chalrs, and anythlng tbat you need to keep
honse wlth, as cheap aa can be bought ln
Washington county, at A. T. Straw & Co.'s,
Jlaln street, Waterbury, Vt.
G. W. Flagq of Braintree offers for sale
Cotswold rams of all agea, for breedlog pur
poaes; also a few choice Cotswold ewea. Thls
flock orlginated from George V. Ilogle, Cham
plain, N. Y., and are from imported stock.
They average to shoar ten and three-fourths
ponnds, and wlll be sold for reaaonable prlces
RiciiAitDsoN & Fullehton, Watorbury, Vt,
leave little to be sald about their wares, ln
thelr new advertisemont in thls Watchman,
" Carl " and " Jlm " were Waitsfield boys to
gether. They have pnlled together as tradoa-
men for many years and bave also pulled to
gether a large and flourlshing buBlness. TJbey
work llko a well ntatched team, are all rlght on
the great questions ot the day, and we believo
they have goods to match thelr statements to
the finest shade.
" WnoM I have joined together let no other
man put asunder," is the way a young Ben
nington juatlce rnarrlea thera.
Rev. Howaiid F. IIiLii of Chrlst church ln-
tenda to hold rellglous servicos in the echool
bouso at Irasville, Waitsfield, on Sunday nezt
at four o clock, i m.
At the annual meetlng of the Btockholders
of the Vermont & Canada railroad, which oc-
curred last Thursday at Bellows Falls, it was
voted to adjourn untll December 18th, the ob-
ject being to allow the Central Vermont to re
move certaln obstac'ea stlll ln the way ot the
completlon of the proposed compromlse.
Tiik goneral term of the gnpreme court cou-
vened yesterday at ten o'clock, wlth Jndges
Koyce, Roas, Powers, Veazey, Taft and Iiowell
ln attendance. Tbe term promlses to be of
ebort duratlon, as a large number of long
chancery casea were beard and disposed of at
tho May term of Washington county supreme
j, m. uavbn was arrested laat weeu on
complaintot State's Attorney Ilowe and ar
ralgned before JuBtlco Balley, chargod wlth
over-lasnlng stock of the Kutland railroad in
June, 1881. He walved an examlnatlon and
gave bail in the sum ot 50,000, A. C. Bates
and hls son, Frank A. Ilavon, recognlzing in
Receivkr Ricii haa made a proposltion to tho
depoattors' commlttee ot the St. Albans Trust
Company looklng to the tormatton ot a syndl
cate to take the Norwood property and bandle
it in the interesb) of deposltors. The recelver
looks upon thls mode ot procedure as the only
meang at hls command to see that vlctlms ot
the Truat Company have a fair represontatlon
at the comlng sale.
The Phoeniz tella a joke on " Forbes " of
the Journal. It says: " Forbea thlnkg he was
a little prevlous ln remarklng to a young lady,
who was ono of a brldal party cn the traln be-
tween Westminster and Brattleboro, Wednes
day afternoon, that It was no une trying tben
to make the brldegroom talk to anybody but
hls wife, ' but walt two yearg and be would be
xeady enough to talk to gomebody elset' Tbe
only trouble wlth Forbea was he dldn't know
It was the brla,. horsolf whom ne was audress-
lng ln hls pursutt of lnformatlon about the
CoitHKsroNDENOB from Stowe, Waitsfield,
Fayston and Granville did not reach ns tlll
Wednesday of last wenk and conscquontly
could not be lnsorted. To bo gure ot appear
Ing the current week, coirespondenco muBt bo
recelved not later than Tuesday noon. Very
Important itoms may bo sont on the afternoon
tralns Tuesday, but tbe regular wookly ltems
raiiBt be hore by Tuesday noon.
Tiik nlnth reglment Vermont volnuteerg' as-
sociation was organlzed at the ofllcers' reunlon
at ltutland last week by the electlon of Gon
eral E. II. Klpley, presidcnt; Captaln D. W.
Lewis, vlce-prosldent; Captaln J. C. Baker,
gecretary; Lieutonant J. C. Stearns, trcosnrer.
Thls reglmont will hold an annual reunlon of
all veterang who scrvod ln the reglment, at
eucli tlmo and place as the presldent shall
IK an edltorlal noto ln Tus Watciimam of
last weeklf " watchorg " ls read for " watchea"
and "iioaalble" for "primal," the work of
proof-reading wlll bavo been dono and tho sen
tence In wblch those mlsprlnts were made Wlll
read: "Accordlngto somo ot thete polltlcal
watchorg there ls also somethlng of a thnmp-
ing for Senator Morrlll's self-successlon by
reaaon of tho poaslblo active agltatlon ot the
tarlff and coinage questions."
In connoctlon wlth Judge Whoeler's recont
roprimand of Superlntendent Kayres for tbe
unwarrantablo Uhertlos he had allowed Sllaa
M. Walte, it ls now stated that complalnt on
the same ground came to Gsvernor Barstow
lastsummer and ho at once instructed the dl-
rectors of tho house of correction to notlfy tbe
suoerintendent that thls practtce rnust be
stopped Immedlately. An investlgatlon of the
matter ls now in progress and, if it should ap-
pear tbat Superlntendent Eayres recelved such
notice and has dlsobeyod it, ho wlll be dls
mlssod at once.
The cltizens of thls communlty especlally,
must not forget the meetlng of tho state toich'
ers' aBSOclatlon to be held in thlg village thls
week, beglnning thlg (Wednesday) ovening,
It is ezpected that all the cierclsoa will bo ln-
teroatlng. Especial attentlon Is called to tho
lecture of Profosaor E. II. Russell of Worcester,
Masn., subject, " Eagllah Literature as an Elo
ment of Educatlon." Prlnclpat Brown baa
heard thls lecture and speaka blghly of Ita
practlcal valoe and Ita popular qualltles. Pro
grammes wlll be dlstributed, or can be had at
Capltal Hall after Wednesday evenlng.
A UEAiiiNO on the petltlon of the Barton
natlonal bank to have Bradley Barlow dtclared
an lnsolvent debtor was held last week before
Judge Balley, General W. W. Grout appearlng
lor tbe bank and A. P. Croas, Eaq., for Mr,
Barlow. Tbe petltlon waa allowed and Mr,
Barlow at once took aa appeal to the county
court. It la Btatod that he doei not lntend to
contest insolvency proceedings bo far ag he la
concerned, but aa the Bralnerd case wag ap-
pealed and the two caaes are very closely con.
nocted, it la thougbt best to have the Barlow
case held back untll the other is declded.
Tiib Montreal Gazeite says that Mosars. Mac-
master, Ilutchlnson & Weir havo made three
more selzures for large amounta on the South'
eastern rallway company. Two selzures
amonnting to $31,000 are made on behalf of
the'Ontarlo car and foundry company of Lon-
don. One of theso for 823,000 la based on a
clalm for the mannfacture of fifty coal cars at
S400 each, whlch were ordered by the rallway
In March last and were dellvered ln April.
The gecond clalm ls for 811,000, the cost of
twenty cattle cars at $550 each. Tho Ontarlo
car company of London also make a eelzure of
Sll, 181.87, for a balance due on two bnndred
rallway platform cars at $440 eacb,
The annual meetlng of the Vermont Bar As
soclation was held at the court house last even
ing. The exerclses were very Interesting, con-
glstlng of addresaes, the reading of papers, etc,
The electlon of ofllcers takes place thls morn-
ing and the bar gupper to-nlghtat tho Pavillon.
Among prominent lawyera present at the asso-
clation meetlng tbus far may be mentioned
Hon. L. P. Poland, Ilon. E. It. Ilard, Uon. A,
P. Huntoon, Hon. L. G. Hlnkley, F. W. Mc-
Gettrlck. Esq., L. W. Reddlngton, Eeq., S. B,
Hebard, Eeq., Colonel J. D. Dennlaon, Colonel
A. M. Dickey, W. D. Crane, Esq., Judge Iloyt
II. Wheeler, ez-Governor Farnham, Hon. Geo,
W. Harmon, Hon. Danlel Robertg and Hon. W.
Tiie St. Albans Messenger says: "Ono of
the lndlctmenta againat Lawrence Bralnerd Is
founded on a loan of S30,000 made to hlmsolf
about seven daya nrlor to the closing of the
trust company, The facts alleged are that at
thls tlme the trust company had a deposlt of
$35,000 in the Vermont Natlonal Bank; that
Lawrence Bralnerd cbecked out $30,000 ot thls
deposlt and gave hla note to tho truit company
theretor. Govornor Colton testlfies that the
Norwood Lumber company dld not recelve any
money from Bralnerd after July 1. The query
naturally arlees what became of thls $30,000 ln
caab, lf it ls accepted aa true tbat Lawrence
Bralnerd bad only $2 42 in hls pocket when
the trust company falled."
Tiie Vermont Btble Soclety held IU annual
meetlng ln Barre, tbe 17th. Tbe reports
showed 0,181 famlllea vlslted by the three col
porteurs durlug the year; 4,708 Blblea were
dlstributed and S3.355 ralaed for tbe gocietv.
Includlng sales and donattons. The ofllcera
are as follows: Hon. Joseph Poland, prealdent;
Itevg. Leonard Tenney and II. A. Spencer,
vlce-preBidents; Rev. J. O. Sherburn, record-
ing secretary j Rev. L. Tenney, correspondlug
secretary pro tem.j non. John A. Page, treas
nrer; also twelve dlrectors. The Boclety wlll
employ an agent to prosecute bls work tbrough.
out the state and act as correspondlng secre
tary. At tho evenlng geaelon Rev. S. L. B,
Speare ot Middlebury gave the annual addresa,
Tiie annual meetlng of the vetorana of Ver
mont waa held at Rutland tbe 18th Inatant. At
the buslnosa meetlng the following ofllcera for
the year enauing wero choaen: Prealdent,
Colonel T, O. Seaver; firat vlce-proaldent, Colo
nel W. C. Ilolbrook; secoud vlce-proaldent,
Captaln T. S. Peckj Becretary, Captaln Fred E.
Smlth; treasurer, General L G. Klngsleyiez
ecutlve commlttee, General P. P. l'llkln, Cap
taln J. W. Clark, Lieutenant J, C. Stearna,
Montpelier wag sotected aa tbe place for hold
Ing the next meetlng. In tbe evenlng Colonel
Ilolbrook ot tho Seventh dellvered the addresa
at the opera house. Tho banquet was spread
lu Uazter muslo ball, and there, wltbtoaata and
speeches, songa and remlnlsconcea, the veter-
ans spont the tlme tlll the early mornlng houra.
The meetlng wag largely atteaded, aud the oc-
caslon was a very enjoyable ono,
Washington County Couht met putsuant
to adjourninent, on Monday evenlng, October
22d, Judge Ross prestdlng, to dlapose ot the
fewcosea romalntngundeclded,and toadjonrn.
The only bualnosg of tho gesslon wag tho dltpo
gitlon of two casea aa followg; Martha L. Old-
well vt. Don Carlo Caldwell, llbel for dlvorce,
blll granted for intolorable BOverlty, and the
property of the wlfo brollghtto the husbnnd at
tho time of the marriago decreed to the petl
tloneras alimony; ozcoptlons by the potltlonee;
decroe stayed. State t'J. Willlam Blood. Thls
was a prosecutlon for the unlawful salo of ln
toilcatlng Ilquor under the probtbltory law.
and nppealed from the judgment of a justico
and ontored ln county court at tho March term,
1880. Ball was flxed at $200, and the iamo
wag snbscquently called and forfoltod. The
queatlon hero waa on a motion to chancer the
bondg, filcd by the rospondent. Motion denled.
The court adjonrned stne dle.
Bradford Is taktng stopa to stop the Ulegal
salo of llquors. A letter slgned by ez-Governor
Farnham, Prlnclpal Cummtngs, I'astora Clark
and Froat and thlrty orforty of the other promi
nent cltizens waa presented to the two men
who were engaged In the bnslness, warnlng
them klndly and flrmly to deslit from the Ule-
gal tralllc or be prepared to snHer tbe penalty
of tbe law, The delegatlon whlch called wlth
the letter, whlch conaltted of tho llrst three
of the above namod gentlemen, wag klndly re
celved, and one of tho men vlslted Bald he had
already ceased to eell llquor and should sell no
more; and further that he was wllllng to have
hla premlsea Bearched aa often and as thor
ongbly as they wlshed. The slgnors have
chosen a commlttee of three who are author
ized to prosecute all vlolators of the law, If
every town ln the stato would adopt such a de
clded course, the salo of lntozlcatlng llquor
mlght be stopped almoat Inatantly. The mat
ter la entlrely and only ln the handa ot tho
Mn. T. W. Wood's name ls a synonym for a
peculiar quallty of excellence and cleverness ln
matterg of art. In none of hls late effortg
whlch have been seon ln thls village has hla
genlua for finlahed ezecntlon, for tho succeas-
f ul aqd happy handllng ot a aubject, been more
strlklngly displayed than ln the portratt of Dr.
Jullug Y. Dewey, tbe founder and the old-tlme
presldent of the Natlonal Ltfe Insurance Com
pany. Thls gnperb plcture hag recently been
bnng ln tho president'g room at the ofllco
ot the company. The attitude ot natnral and
uncongtralned ease, the gtrlklng features, the
clear and anlmated ezpreselon, are almoat
llvlng and breathlng reproductlon. of the doc-
tor. Smoothneas wlthout tameness, perfectlon
in finlsh and the ontirely satiafied Impresslon
produced by all the details of color and ar
rangement, testify to the high artlstlc ezcel-
lenee ot the plcture. "Thehelght of art la
to conctal art," and, ln the fact that thls
portralt shuta ont everythlng bnt ita aubject,
Mr. Wood's brush stands the test of blghest
Williamstown contribntes the following
throngh lts regular correapondont: "It is in
no wlse in competttion wlth Mlsa Phelpa' 'Gates
Ajar' that thlg truthful anecdote (toldnsby
the Sunday-gcbool teacher heraelf) la offered
One of her little pupllg, a glrl of a few sum-
merg, had a pet plg that abe wag very fond of,
One day as the teacber wag paaalng the house
of her little scholar, Bhe found her In tho y:ird,
crylng bltterly over the death of her plg and
sho at once sat to work to comfort the little
monrner as best she could. Flnally, a gleam
of hope sbot lnto the young mind, the tearg
ran leaa coplously, and the glrl waa able to
say, ' When I get to heaven I shall find my
little plg, shan't I, teacher?' ' O yes,' was the
reply, ' It wlll be there.' ' And I shall know It
just as quick as I gee It,' added tbe glrl. ' And
bow will that be?' lnqulred her teacher. ' O,
by Ita tail,' was the quick reply. ' And what
was there peculiar about ita tall?' 1 Why, U
hasn't yot any,' and at this last ezplanatlon of
the comtorted pupll, we suspoct tho moutb of
the teacher wag more ajar ' than ' the gates '
through wbic'i she bad attempted to look."
Tns New York Sun recently prlnted an al
leged portralt of Ilolman ot Indlana, whom it
professes greatly to admlro and ls " boomlng "
tor the presldency, Newspaper portralts at
tbeir best are not apt to be eztremely flatterlng
and the natural beauty of tbe austere Sucker
was not enhanced by the Sun's publlcation.
The Times t unny man relers to it as a " rancld
vlaage whose appearance strongly confirms the
chargo that he carrlea two kinda of tobacco,
ono for hls own rumlnatlon and one to teed to
Baptlsts." In tho brlef blographlcal sketcb
wlth whlch tho work of art wag accompanled
the Sun remarked that Ita ideal candidate wag
of slight stature and " welghs about one hun
dred and forty pounds." Whereupon the Times
humorlst remarks: "TheSimbaa broken Itg
Uolman boom rlght ln two ln the mlddle and
tbrown away tbe pleces. Everybody knowg
what the Sun meang when it mentlons the
welgbt of a democratlc candidate. It sald of
General Hancock tbat be was ' a good man,
welgblng two hundred and fifty pounda,' and
General Uancock'a friendg asaort to thls day
that thelr candidate was slaln by that sarcastlo
alluaton to hls welght. Now that the Sun haa
lnformed thoae persons who dld not appreclate
tbe humor of lu Uolman boom, but actually
bolleved that the Sun was In earnest, tbat Hol
man Is a good man and ' welgha about one
hundred and forty poundB,' no one can tall to
anderstand tbat our esteemed contemporary
has become tlred of Itg joke and ls ready to tnrn
to fresh booms and candtdates more or lesa
Tiik gold mlneg at Tyson Furnace are run
nlng full head gayg tho Woodstock Siandard,
and lf we may judge from the outslde tbey are
doing a good gtroko of buslneBS, The mlne ls
gltuated about three-fourtbg ot a mlle from the
old road on the east slde of the lower Plymouth
Pond, on what la known aa Buffalo brook.
Gold baa been found on thls brook by dlfferent
partiea for qulte a number ot yearg, which led
to coualderablo prospectlng for oro, and tbe
present company found what they call a rlcb
veln about tlireo yeara ago. They gank a sbaft
ubout twenty-flve teet and ran a drlft from lt
about flve feet. The oro veln here was about
seven teet wlde and waa rlch enough to pay
big for worklng. Slnce then they have orected
a large mlll for crusblng and separatlng tbe
oro, a aultable boardlng Iioubb and several
other bulldlngg. Tho mlll la sltuated geveral
hundred feet from the mlne and conslderably
lower. The oro la conveyed to tbe mlll by the
raeans of a double track, the loaded car draw-
lng the empty one back. A ateam drll! Is uaed,
the steam for worklng lt belng conveyed from
tbe englno ln the mlll to the mluo in
lron pipes. A level hag been rnn ln about
one hundred feet to meet the slialt geveral feet
below tbo drlft from whlch they get the ore,
The ore is oarrled to the head of the double
truck from tho foot ot the abaft by amall cars,
Tbero haa beon much money spent In gettlug
lt ln worklng order, and wo hope not UBelessly.
Bnt that remalna to bo seen. There Is no donbt
but there la gold ln tbe hllla of Plymouth, and
if In qn&ntltles to tay for worklng wo ghal
probably know from tho succoss or falluro of
the ptCBOnt company. '
At tho' openlng ot the general term of tho
gnpreme court, Judge Poland sald ho deslrod
to snbmlt a motion not pertalnlng to tho or-
dlnary buslnesa of tho court. He sald ln
Bubalanco: "It la known to your honorg, aa
us all, that Lord Colerldgo, the eml-
nent chlef justico of Ehgland, has boen in tbla
country lor the last two months. Uo has
vlslted, and been rooelved and entertalned
by tho bar of many of tbo pilnclpal cttles ln
the country. Everywhere he eecms to havo
met wlth a most cordlal roception, and every
body eeoma to have beon detightod wlth hlm.
Illa gpeecbta at tho varloua publlo rocoptlona
glrenhlm, show a wonderf nl comprohonslon of
ourNatlon and government, and such ag la un
common in a citlzon of a government, Insomo
reapecta so nnllke ourav I understand that he
ls about to return to England, and thlg even-
lng he la to be entertalnod by the bar of the
ctty of New York. It has seemed to me that
somo recognltlon of hla high peraonal and of'
flclal charactor, and of our gratlficatlon by hla
vlslt to thls country by the bench and bar of
thls state, would be aproper and graceful thlng
to be done. If your honors shall concur In
tbla, vlew, I proposo that a commlttee be ap
polnted to preparo a compllmentary measage to
bo sent to Lord Colerldge, on behalf of the
bench and bar of Vermont." Chiet Jnstice
Roycesald the court fully concurred ln tho
propriety of such a oommunlcation to tbe lord
chlef jnstice, and In the method proposed, and
appolntod Judge Poland, Uon. A. P. Huntoon
and Uon. E. R. Ilard a commlttee to prepare
the same. The commlttee reported tho follow
ing, whlch, belng slgned by Cblef Juatlce
Koyce, and Judge Poland ag chalrman of the
commlttee of the bar, wag sent by telegraph
to the Uon. Wm. M. Evarta to be presented to
' BCPiEWE COCBI Or YlRHOitT. 1
IX OENIU1L TtEU AI MOKirtUK.
The bench Mid br ot Vermont tend cordlal greetlog to
the Lord Chlef Justlceof England. Tliey dulretoez
prese thelr high appreclatton of uts personal character,
aua ueir adrairation or nu eminent juaiciai quaiuiea ae
the head oflhe hlgheit legal trlbnnal of hla country,
They hare been hlghly gratlfll by hU Tliit to the
Untted 8tates, andeipeclally hy hu klnd andgenerom
compreheneton of .onr country, our gorernment. and
our people. They trust hli vlilt here has been satlsfao
tory and agr&eable to httn, and wlll afford hlra pleasant
memorle fn the f utare. They destre also to wlsh for
nim a saie reiurn 10 ms naiive lanu, ana inat ue may
long ure w aaorn ms ezaiieu staiion.
Hoiistt K. itorcK, Chlef Judge of Vermont,
Ldhe P. roLaifD, Chalrman of Commlttee of Bar.
I heard a good etory about Senator Ed'
munds tbe other day, whlch lllustrates one
phase of hla character to perfectlon, wrltea a
Washington corregpondent to the Troy Timei.
It ls not generally known outslde, but be holds
the little federal patronago ot Vermont very
closely, and deems lt an Infrlngement on hls
prerogatlve to have any ot tho places filled ex
cept on hls redommendatlon. Well, early ln
1877, rlght after Hayea waa lnaugurated, old
Judge Smalley, who had been for yearg Unlted
Statea distrlct judge, fell Blck and dled. Mr,
Edmunda consulted wlth hla Vermont frlenda
and detormlned to recommend Colonel W. G,
Vetzey, now a member of the supreme court,
for the vacancy. But ho walted, aa nsual, for
th,nr6ldent to send, tqr blm and jiak bls ad
vlce, never doubtlng that it would be done. In
tho mean tlme the Rutland & Burlington rall
road people, who thought that Veazey would
not be qulte the man to declde somo railroad
litlgatlon whlch was to como before tho court,
sent James P. Hlckok of Burlington to Wash,
ington. Ho was some sort ot a cousln to Mlss
Burchard, who wag then llvlng ln Mra. Hayes'
famlly. He called on her, waa introduced to
Mrs. Hayea, told some good Vermont storles,
and alluded to hls deslre to. know the Preal
dent. He was lnvlted up the nezt day, and
Mr. Hayes trled to sound hlm on how hls
" southern policy " was accepted ln Vermont.
Hlckok sald tho proper tblng at the rlght tlme,
and completely won Hayes' confidence. Flnally,
he apoke of the judgeshlp. " Why, I dld not
know there wasva vacancy," waa tbe Presl
dent's answer. " I will ask Mr. Edmunda to
euggest a successor." Thls was what Hlckok
dld not want, and he blandly guggested that
Mr. Edmunda wag retalned on one slde of the
railroad litlgatlon. " Why do you not advise
wlthMr. EvartB?" heaeked; "heispractlcally
a Vermonter, and underatands how matterg
are." Mr. Hayea promlsed to do lt. Hlckok
posted over to the Btate department. He told
Mr. Evarta what had been sald. " But I know
of no one to recommend," sald tho gecretary.
Then Hlckok guggeated Hoyt M. Wheeler, a
new judge ln tho state court, llvlng In tbe ro-
mote south-eastern part ot the state. Mr.
Evarta rather liked the ldea ot taklng up a
new man. The nezt day Wheeler'a name was
sent to the genate. Mr. Edmunda- waa very
angry, but he sald notblng, and Jndge Wheeler
waa confirmed. Bnt Mr. Edmunda dld not go
near the White House agaln for over two
years, and asked no favors from tbe admlnla
tratlon durlng Hayes' term. He haa never
bad any trouble wlth any other Prealdent ln
Hon. Charlks U. Jotcb has been duly ad-
mltted to practtce before tbe supreme court ot
tho Unlted Statea at Washington.
Rev. J. A. MacColl of New York clty hag
recelved a unanimoug call to become pastor
ot the Congregatlonal church ln St. Albana.
W. II. II. Kenfibld, county clerk of La'
mollle county, haa gufllclently recovored from
recent lndlsposltlon to attend to bualnesa In
Trbabureh John II. Williaus of the Bel
lows Falla gavlngg lnstltutlon was marrled the
17th, to Merab, eldeat daughter of Danlel Kel
logg ot Westminster.
Uon. Chakles Thatciibk of Bennington
waa recently unanlmonsly elected an honorary
member of the American chamber of com'
merceot New York clty.
Judqb Veazey of Rutland dellvered the ad
dresa, Wednesday. at the celebratlon at Schuy
lervllte, N. Y., of the one hundred and slxth
annlversary of Burgoyne's surrender.
noN. Matthew IIalb, a natlve of Vermont
and a graduate ot tbo Burlington unlverslty,
has been nomlnated by tbe republlcang ot the
Albany judiclal distrlct for tho ofllce ot judge
of the supremo court.
Colonel Rouert A. Hutciiinh, tormerly of
Vermont, and a son ot tbo late Major Ephralm
Hutcblng of Concord, N. II., hag dled nt Log
Angelos, Cal. Colonel Hutcblng was a Unlon
otlicer of high dlstlnctlon ln tbe late war.
PitOFEBBoii E. II. IIioley of Middlebury col-
lege inalstg upon bls resignatlon and the cor
poratlon have accepted the same. Ho wlll pro
longhlg gtay In Germany, where he hag been
for the last year, and devoto hlmselt to spoclal
T, W. Greenslitt, for tho past year and
more tho worklng edltor of tho St. Johnsbury
Caledontan, leavos thls week to take n poaltlon
on the edltorlal stalT ol tbo Ually Jicrald, a
new mornlng papor to be gtarted at Hartford,
Conn., Novomber 1st.
G. W. Gates, for many yearg suporlntondent
of the Vermont distrlct of tho Westeru Unlon
Telegraph company, has reslgned, to take
effect November 1st. After that dato the dls'
trlct wlll be nndor tho dlrectlon of Suporln
tendent Tbomaa Rocho of Bolton.
C. W. Skinner Is ln Boston.
Mis9 Josik Gill has roturned from Massa-
Miaa Miknie Lai'oint is visltlng in Jersey
clty, ii. J,
Mita. D. A. GuiTiLt, haa been qulto 111 but la
now mucn botter.
Misa Jennie O'Gradv hag gone to North
field to spend the wtnter.
Nrws was recelved last Saturday of John B,
Tburston g improvement,
Burnbide Bailey waa out Tueaday for the
firat tlmo after a severo cold
Mu. and. Mrb. Gkorob Rebd have returned
from thelr vlslt in MasBachusetts,
Groroe Suei'Ahd has nulto rocovered from
bls lllness and leavea lor Ilarvard to-day,
A. C. Harlow haa Dhotozrarjhrxl tho fluo
pair ol uorses now ariven uy si. ra. tuuor,
Rev. H. B. Putnaji. D.D.. of Prlnceton. N.
j,, preacnoa at uetnany cnurcn iast ounaay.
Misa Nellib E. Deware. the fashlonable
dreaa-maker, returned from Boston last week,
Mrs. Geoiioe S. TnosirsoN wlll occupy a
part of M. E. Smllle'a house durlng tho comlng
Geoiioe W. Wilder, Esq., Is thoronghly re-
tlttlng and repalrlng ula resldence on Llub-
Misa Ida Nobris. who haa beenat Nantaaket
beach durlng tne past aeason, returned nomo
Tns alr In some ot tbe churchea fcr a few
weeka has been renderod almoat unbearable by
tho poor gas.
How some ot our "rlchles" must have
chuckled to see those little glrls begglng on tho
street laat saturday,
There wlll be no ovenlne gervlce at Cbrlat
Church next Sunday evenlng, aa the rector will
leave at noon lor waltsueld,
Rev. C S. Smitii la to exchange hla present
realdenco for the Camn house on Middlesex
street owned by N. P. Brooks.
Company U has aecured tbe mesa tent and
other cullnary equipmentg formorly uaed by
tne uansom unards ot at. Albans.
Eiimkst Lowb hag a new blcycle of tbe Popo
manufactnro. lt ls nlcKei piated and nas
fltty-two Inch wheel and cost S1GJ.
J. S.Peck. F. E. Smlth. J. C. Stearns. P,
Pitkln and F. Blxbv attended the Vermont of-
tlers reunlon at Kutland last rnuraday.
Tiie subiect of Rev. D. E. Miller'g nezt Sun
day evenlng dlscourao will be, Paul at Thesea
lonlca, or the Gospel a Disturber of tbe Peace,
Huntinq Dartleg aro the approprlate thlne
just now. Game la bo plenty that one party
Iast week got more than a barrel full a gun
Somh new aud tagty specimeng of tazldermio
art mav bt Been at Blakely'g gtore. amone
them belng a pro-alavery alllgator and an ele-
gantly mounted raven.
Judoe Wales of Burlington waa ln town
Wedneaday ln attendance npon the Farmer'a
Mutnal Insurance Comnanv'a meetinz of whlch
company no la vtco-preaiaent.
State etreet Saturdav afternoon wag the
scene of a llvely race between a man and
cow. If tbe man bad let go of the cow'a tall
be mlght have come in ahead.
N. P. Brooks, Esq., white vtsltlng at hla
daughter a in Amherat, Masa., on the 16th inst,
fell and recelved a Berlous injury to hls bip,
Hla condltlon was go bad oiondavtnat nlsson
Jonn, went to nim.
Thb State Homeonathic Societv had a meet
ing at the Pavillon ln thlg place Wednesday
and Thuradav of last week. Qulte a number
of physlcians were present and several interest
ing papers were reao.
Tiib ladlea of tho Unltarlan church held a
coclable at Nathanlel Tabor's realdence laat
Thursday evenlng. Theae goclables are to be
held fortnlghtly, the proceeds tbereof to be de-
voted to sundry oxpenses oi tne cnurcn.
A MATcn game of base ball was plaved last
Saturday on tho semlnary grounds between a
nlne from Randolph normal school and one
from the sominary. The reault was a victory
for the home nino by a scoro of 57 to 32.
Kkiieausalb are now in nroeress for " Tbo
Crlmaon Scarf." We are aaaured tbat the plot
of tbla operetta ls very pleasing, and that the
muslc Ib extremely brlgbt and taking. The
date of tho concert wlll boou be announced.
E. II. Aller, tormerly wlth E. R. Skinner.
but now travellng for B. J. Kendall & Co., of
Enosburgh Falls, haa been ln town dispensing
spavin cure. Ue ls to take a trip wlth a team
down through Delaware and wlll be gone all
Howortu's Comblnatlon. whlch appeared
here Frlday and Saturday evenlngs to good
nouses, was novei ana ectertatning. An ex
cellent gerleg of panoramtc views in Ireland
was accompanled by sevoral very amualng
Rev. J. M. P. Duolue returned yesterday
from hla European trip, much lmproved in
health. Father O'Sulllvan, who has supplled hls
place durlng hls absence, goes to Burlington.
Tho latter was presented wlth 8124 by hla oon
gregatlon last Sunday.
The next attractlon booked for Catdtal Hall
la tbe Rontz Santly Burleaque and Opora Com
pany October 31st. Twenty young and beau
tiful ladlea, elegant costumos, etc. The
young and handsome burleaque actresa, Mlas
Allce rownaand wlll appear in tmg company.
Wiiilb tearlng down tbe old bulldlng at tho
"MTm rra w n . . vn to" he
head of State streot, a note was found dated
Montpelier Blble Soclety for thlrty-five centa
"lor tne purcnage i one uioie lor me Denent oi
tho heatnen." It la to be presumed tbat the
heathen are yet deprlved of that particular
HEitnERT M. Sullivan. who has been man-
auor of the Rockingham houae at Portsmoutb.
N. II., lor somo tlme, aua lormeriy oi tnis
place, waa ln town over Sunday. lle will gall
for Hamltton, Bermuda, November 1st, where
ue baa a poaltlon as steward and acttng man'
ager of the Hamilton hotel.
F, II. IIascoh returned home laat Frlday
from bls westorn trip. Durlng hls twenty-etght
days' absence hebas vlslted Clnclnnati, Chl-
cugo, AiuwauKee, umana, iNiagara tans, 10
ronto, Montreal and many other places through
that seetlon. travellnn In all about 4.000 miles.
Aherdeen, Dakota, waa the moat weeterly polnt
ln tbo trip.
At the meetlng of tbe Vermont Iliatorlcal So
clety on Tuesday, tne lutn inatant, tne conait
tutlon of tho Hoclety was amended so aa to
bave thelr meettnga hereatter blennlal, ln tha
years of the seaalun of the leglalature. Tho
old board of ofllcers waa elected: Presldent,
Ilon. E. P. Walton; secretary, C. W. Porterj
treasurer, iiiratu uirieton.
Will Curlkv, who has been nt work In the
quarry at Barre, came down hore last Frlday
to have a good time, whlch he dld. Wbcn
found late in the evenlng by Oillcer Ordway
Mr. Curley was tadly wilnkUd. and was taktn
In to stralghten out. Ho waa brought before
Justico uiarK siturday mornlng, wuen no dla
cloaed, llquldated and lett.
Horatio Nelson Tai-lin dled Tuesday
morning, aiter n iong periou oi leeDieness, itt
tno aavanceo age oi ueariy eigiity-tnree yeara,
Four sona. all ot whom are welt known bual
nesa men, one daughter and bla wlfe, agtil
geventy-slx, eurvlve hlm. Ho had been mar-
nea upwaras oi ntty years, iuo mnerai wiu
tako place Thursday at two o clock,
Woiik on the arch, prenaratory to the oxten
glon ot State street, pursuant to the ordor ot
the court, hag been begnn, and Is now well nd-
vancea, ine uiock tnrnugli whlcn the arch
extonda waa bullt in 1832 by John Snaldlng,
who also bullt nnd roalded ln the Ro-called Col-
lamer linuso on Stato street, now owned by
John Farwell. Mr. Spaldlng afterwardg re
slded In a honse whlch stood where E. P. Jow-
ett s barn now ls.
Mrb. Luor (Lanodon) Mbad dled in Mont
pelier on the 18th instant, aged nlnety-four
years ana tnree momns. ane wag tne oidest
person In the town. and tho oldost member ot
lietnany cnurcn. Lucy Langdon was born ln
Farmlneton. Conn.. tho twelfth of the thlrteon
chlldron of Joseph Lnngdon, four of whom
settlod In Montpelier and the Imraedlate vlcln-
Ity, Colonel Jamea II. and Mra. Mead in
Montpelier, Edmund II. and Mra. S.covlllo ln
Berlin, Lucy came to Montpelier to vlslt rela
tlvea ln 1812, and then msde tho acqualnUnco
of Joel Mead, who was the thlrd son ot Thomaa
Aiead, tne llrst settler ln Mlddlesez, and also
the first ln thls county. Joel Mead was of flno
presencn and latr promise, and lAicy marrled
blm In 1815. Her resldence haa been ln Mont
pelier ever glnco. She wag the mother of
seven ehildren, four ot whom eurvivo her; and
we aro giao to aaa tnat ttiey, witli ner son-ln-law,
Harry S. Boutwell, bavo generously
recognlzed the worth of an affcctlonato and
laltniul motner, by the ntmost klndneas In
her long decllnlng yeara. Mra. Mead hath
"done what she could," and haa been hlghly
esteemed In the church and In the communlty.
Her blrth was in the year of tbe establlshment
of the federal government, and two yeara pro
cedlng the admlsslon of Vermont to tno Unlon,
ui how very few can tbat be gald. Bnt la
Mra. Mead we have bad a verlficatlon of Solo
mon'g promlae to those who choose dlvlne wla
dom: "My son, forget not my law; bnt let
thy heart keep my coramandmenta: for length
of days, and long Ufe, and peace, ghall they
add to theel" k. p. w.
Iusurnnco Compnnics' Electlons.
The three fire Insurance comnaniea of Mont
pelier elected dlrectors at one o clock last Wed
nesday afternoon. Tbe boards are aa followg:
Vermont ifatual. Directora WaBhlncrton
county, Tlmothy P. Redfield, Cbarlea Dewey,
rrea c. omnn, wnaries i: samn, wniiam T.
Dewey; Addison county, W. G. Sprague; Ben
nington county, Charles E. Hooghton; Chit
tenden county, M. A. Blngbam; Caledonia
county, S. S. Tbompgon; Essex county, Hlram
a. iuuing, rranunu county, ii. r. Austtn;
Grand Iale county, II. C. Hlll; Lamoille county,
W. II. II. BlngUam; Orange county, L. G.
Hinckley; Orleans county, J. N. Webster; Rut
land county, George Brlggs; Windham county
C. W. Wyman; Wlndaor county, M. U. God
dard. Ofllcers. W. II. II. Blngham, presl
dent; Fred E. Smlth, vice-prealdont; Jamea T.
Sabln, secretary; Horatlo N. Taplln, Jr., treas
urer. In the nomlnating of a board of flve di
rectora for Washington county a ballot waa
had wlth tho following reault; Whole number
of votea alxtv, necesaary for a choice, thlrty
one; T. P. Redfield had flfty-five, Charlea.
Dewey thlrty-nlne, F. E. Smlth fifty-nlne, C.
T. Sabln fifty-three, W. T. Dewey thirty-seven,
J. A. Page twenty-two, J. W. Ellls twenty, L.
P. Gleason four, George Hubbard, H. N. Taplln,
C. J. Gleason and W. E. Adams, one each.
Farmers' Mutual Dlrectors Washington
county, Joseph Poland, P. P. Pitkln, S. C.
Shurtleff. George W. Scott, James C. Uougb
ton: Addison county, A. D. Hayward, Wey
bridge; Bennington county, Tarrant Slbley,
Bennington Center, Robert Anies, Factory
Polnt; Caledonia county, J. E. Willard, Sutton;
Chittenden county, Torrey E. Wales, Burling
ton; Eisex county, Charles E. Benton, Guild
hall; Franklin county, E. W. Sowles, St. Al
bans; Grand Isle county, George W. Beardsley,
Alburgh Sprlngs; Lamoille county, C. R. Page,
Morrisville; Orange county, John C. Stearna,
Bradford; Orleans county, A. C. Parker, Bar
ton Landing; Rutland county, W. G. Flsh,
Rutland; Windham county, T. J. B. Cudworth,
Brattleboro; Windsor county, George Marcy,
Hartland. Ofllcera Perley P. Pitkln, presl
dent; Torrey E. Wales, vice-preeldent; Joseph
Poland, secretary; George W. Lealle, treasurer.
Unton MutuaX Directora Washington coun
ty, W. G. Ferrln, W. F. Braman, Jamea W.
Brock, Erastus Ilubbnrd, A. C. Brown, M. M.
Cutler; Windsor county, Fred G. Field; Rut
land county, C. A. Rann; Orleans county,
Ilenry Fillsbury; Franklin connty, Cornellus
D. Rublee; Bennington county, Norman Mlll
ington; Windham connty, S. S. Vilaa, A. A.
Butterfield; Caledonia county, Francla Swltzer,
G. M. Carnpbell; Eaaex county, C. W. King.
Ofllcers W. G. Ferrln, presldent; J. W. Brock,
vice-presldent; A. C. Brown, secretary; W. F.
East Montpelier. Born October 20th. a
daughter, to Dr and Mrs. E. R. Angier of Bos
ton, and granddaughter to L. D. Hlll.
AnniB Bailey ls very slck wlth tvnhold
Ciiicken-pox la more prevalent than pleas
ant among the cbtldren at the Center.
There waa a fair attendance at the soclal
dance In A. II. Cutler'a hall last Wedneaday
Tiie " On-the-Stairs " clrclo wlll meet wlth
Mrs. II. II. Templeton November 2J, instead
of November 231 aa stated laat week.
Dr. E. R. Anqieii arrived last Wedneaday on
a vlslt to hla wlfe who has been Bpendlng the
Bummer at ner latner a. lle returned yes
terday. Reuden Parker haa takenMIaa J. M. Celley
aa a ltfe partner. They aro expected to return
from thelr wedding tour and take poaaeaalon of
thelr new home next week.
We learn from tho church rocords that twen-
ty-five yeara ago there was a flourlshing Sun-day-school
at tbe Center, numberlng from
one hundred to one hundred and twenty-flve
WnEN a Boston man la telegraphed for a lit
tle before sunsetand puta in an appearance be-
lore day nent tne next morntnf. it minea old
people think we llve nearer "The Hub," than
we dld ui ty yeara ago.
JosBi-n D. Stilks of Boston, Mass.. wlll
epeak In the Brick church next Sunday after
noon, at two o ciock, on spirttuat I'mioaopny
and lts Principlea. Upon the conclualon ot the
lecture, he will exerclae hls teat gifts, if condi
tlona are favorable. All are lnvlted.
One of our oldeat townaraen, Lnwson Uam
mett, who has been slck for the last two years
and partlally deranged for tho Iast year dled
Tuesday mornlng aged seventy-elght years.
In the death of Mr. Himmett, Etst Mont-
Eellor loses ono of her moat reapected and
Ighly esteemed Inhabltanta. The funeral
wlll be from hla late home Thursday ot tbla
week at one o'clock p. M.
Sumlnnry At the last lycnura tbo
following resolutlon was discussod: Jieiolved,
That the statea east ot the Miaaiasippt rlver of
fer better reaources for the accumulatlon ot
wealtb than do thoto weat of It." Afllrmatlve,
Sargent and Dutton; negative, Tucker and
Kimball. Declded ln tbe negative by tbe board
C. P. Thatoher of the clasi of '82 la ntndy
Ing law at Bure, in the offlco of E. V, BUboe,
E.-q J. W. Howland, auotlier member ot the
game class, Is studjlng medlcine in bis natlve
Last Frlday evenlng a mock trial waa held
In the chape). Tiie priaoner wag chargcd wlth
larceny. Counsrl tor the state, J W. Dutton
and W. E. S.irgflnt; for the defenap, K. K.
Dezter and L. P Tucker. Our judge, Uon. Y.
A. Dutton, la deaerving ot pralae tor tbe precl
elon whlch he showed In bls decl-ioaa on vnrl
oui points as they were ralsed. It la generally
conceded that the trtal was managed very well.
Tbe jury falled to agree.
IIatcii. Mra. Frances (Forbea) Hntch, wlfe
of Uon, J. D. Hatch, dled last Ftldy Bvenlog.
Two weeka ago slio guffered an attack of em
bollam, and her slckness waa recognlzed ag
necessarlly fatal from the llrat. For tbree
daa rbe bad been unconsclnua and at tho last
fiiased gently and pe.icefully away Mrs.
Utcli was a daughter of tho lato Abuer Forbes
of Wlndaor, aud waa In her Bsventy-seoond
year. Sbe waa a moat amiabto and estlmiblo
lady, and her busband (whoeo talthlut com
panton sho bad been for over fifty years), and
the bereaved famlly wlll bave the bearttelt
sympatby of a wlde circle of frlenda.
AiTLEH are selllug at $5 and $0 a birrel in
Vergenuea, but tbe quantlty offered Is umall.