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BY W. W. PRESCOTT.
MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESRAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1883.
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VOIi. 79. 4022. NO. 5.
bkhmmt & $owml
WKDXEtilJAY, N'OVKMUKli 14, 1883
To Old Subscribors.
Wo nto hlghly gratlfled that so many nre
taklng advantago of our Ofler to aond Oood
Cheer for one year thkk to those who pay tor
The Watcuman ono year In advance. For tho
present the tlma to whlch advance payment wlll
bo requlred wlll be Novcmbcr 1, 1881. To
avold any mlsunderstandlng, we wlll etate the
offer nnow: AH subscribers, old or now, who
wlll pay for TnE Watciiman to November 1,
1884, wlll rocelve Oood Cheer ono year fiif.e.
Send sovontonn cents for tho odd montbs.
TIiobo who do not wlsh to tako up wlth tbls
offer nro requested to settlo their dues as Boon
m poaslble, as wo are In Immedlate need of the
Do You Wlsh n Vnluablo
The rapldlty wlth whloh the numbor of our
gubscrlbers la increaslng, wlthout any speclal
effort on our pait, leads us to bellevo tbat a
little well-dlrected effort ou the part of our
frlends wlll yleld good returns, and in order
to make lt an object for thera to work for us
we bave doclded to announce tho followlng
To any one who wlll send us the names of
two new Bubscrlbers to The Watciiman and
four dollars, we wlll forward, postage pald, a
oopy of the Natlonal Standard Dlctlonary.
Thls is a lGmo. lllustrated book, wlth the fol
lowlng tablo of contenta: Fotty thousand
words (pronounced and defined) lllustrated
wlth seven hundred wood cuts, A table of
synonyms, Fotelgn words and phrases, Arnerl
can geographlcal names, Sobtlquets of Amerl
ean states, ete., A blognphical reglater, Ab-
breviations In common use, Motrlc system,
Weights and moasures, tfarks and rules for
punctuation, Simplo rules for spelling, Use of
capltal letters, Patllamentary rules and nsnges.
Yaluable lnformatlon for bustness mcn, Slzes
of books and papers, Geographical etatlstlcs,
Census of prlncipal cltles, etc, Distance tables,
Colnage tables, Deaf and dumb alpbabcts,
Dlctlonary of inuslcal terms, Buslness and
nautlcal vocabularies, Chronologlcal American
hlstory, Handy raythologlcal dlctlonary, and
varlous otber lnformatlon. It wlll be found to
be a very yaluable and convenlent book,
especlally for young people attendlng school,
and a little effort on the part of any one wlll
eecnre it. A samplo copy can be seen at thls
To any one who wlll send us the names of
five new subscribers to The Watciiman and
ten dollars (and twenty-five cents to pay for
postage and leglsterlng), we will forward by
mail one of the famous Waterbury watches,
a cut of wblcb is glven below.
bo at Stowe the 20th and at Waterbury the
21st and 22d to recelvo .It. Remember the
As the cold weatber npproaches tho ladles
aud chlldren need woolon leggings, jtckets,
hoods and hoslery. A now and extra flne llne
Is now just recelved at Wobster's. Call and
czamlno the goods.
To the Pkoi-i.b of Monti'elibh. Having
had good success in obtalnlng patronage among
you, and my work having proved satisfactory
to all who havo f urnished me good photographs
frotn whlch to copy, I now offer to make por
tralts in crayon, from photographs. Fiices
from S10 to S25, accordlng to slze ot plcture
wanted and quallty of pbotograph furnlshed.
I'ortralts on ezhibltlon at Slayton's and also at
my room on Semlnaty 11111. l'lease ezamlne
them at your lelsure. Dutlng tho wlnter term,
I would glve lnstructlon in crayon diawlng to
any who may deslre it. As my stay in Mont
pelier will be brief, I trust that If any would
llko to undertake a course, thoy wlll send me
their names wlth as little delay as poeelble.
Sollclting your patronage, I remaln,
Thls Is not a toy, but is a genulne, stem-wind
Ing watch, guaranteed to keep good time. The
eaues are made of Bilverloid, and it looks as
well as a silver watch costlng fifteen or twenty
dollars. A sample watch can be eeen at thls
offlce. You will be surprised to find bow easlly
you can obtaln the flve subscribers and Becure
this watch. Try jt.
Theae premlums are glve to tho canvassers
for obtainlng new names, but as an inducement
for the new subscribers to be tbus secured we
ehall send TnE Watciiman to them untilJanu
ary 1, 1885, and Oood Cheer one year, for two
dollars. This, then, is our offer to new sub
scribers: The Watciiman to January 1, 1885,
and Oood Cheer twelve months, for two dol
lars. The dlctlonary to the canvassers for two
new names, and the watch for flve new names.
Sample coples of each paper wlll be sent free
on applicatlon, The earlier you begin the
easler it will be to secure the premlums.
Patent medlclncs at Bascom'sll
The flnest cigars at Bascom'Blll
Eleoant handkerchlef eztracts at Bas
Bia trado In "Dlamond Dyes" at Bas-.
Florence knlttlng sllk at Webster's.
Cihculatinq library at H. E. Slayton's.
Koni'Aiiiel Telveteen, silk brocade velvots,
OveksiioesI Oversboesl Mens', ladles, and
mlsses, at Griggs', Waterbury, Vt.
To reduce Btock, 200 dozen plates wlil be
sold at flfty cents per dozen at Webster's.
SiiEErsKiN moccaslns, those hest oncs, Bame
ss we eold laat year, at Griggs, Waterbury.
A Tenement to rent on Barre Btreet, sult-
able for a small famlly. Apply to Mrs. Klns
Hay. All orders for hay In bulk or bales, if
glven to 0. Lawrence or G. W. 1'armonter, will
be promptly fllled.
A wo line of colored border and platn llnen
handkerchlefs, also tho Globe kld gloves and
coraets, at Webster s.
roDLTnv, G. W. I'armenter wlshes to buy
turkoys, geese, chlckonsand ducksforTbanks-
glrlng. Further notlce next week.
A FtJLL lino of boavor boots, wool boots.
beaver nhoes and sllppors; In short, cverythlny
to keep your feet warra in cold weathcr at
GriggB' shoo store, Waterbury.
S. D. Moulton ot Moretown wonld juat llke
to say to the people of Moretown and vlclnlty
tbat hls Btock ot moccaslns, wool boots, etc,
etc, Is complete and pricca rlght. Glvo him a
D. IIoi'kikb, as usual, wants all tho good
ponltry he can get for Thanksglvlng, and will
South Royalton Is again free trom dlph
Good hard wood, fonr feet In length, ls
wanted at thls offlce In payment tor subscrip-
A liiiited quantlty of frult and vegetables
of good quallty wlll betaken on subscriptioni
at thls offlce.
If any ot our old subscribers dtd not recelre
a sample copy of Good Cheer for October, we
sbould bo glad to know it.
The Bervices in tho meetlng-house at
Wrightsville nezt Snnday atternoon are to bo
conducted by Uev. Mr. Wright.
A hall will be glven at tbe Sumralt house,
Roxbury, on Thanksglvlng eve, November 28,
to whlch a general lnvitatlon ls eztendad by
the proprietor, E. S. Whltcomb.
JUDdiNO by tho way new names are belng
added to our llst and old subscribers are re-
newing, itis evldent that Thb Watciiman wlll
bo road by adults for a white longer at Ieast,
tbe Argus to the contrary notwlthstanding.
Palladium : " Flve incbes of snow at Mount
Holly ls reported. Mount Ilolly has been
known as a chilly locality slnce delegate Hob
klnson made hls great speoch agalnst the sol
dler element ln polltlcs at the laat republican
The White river valley agrlcultural society
elected these offlcers last week Tuesday: Pres'
Ident, Charles N. Parker of Royalton; vice-
president, George W. Flagg ot Braintree; sec-
retary, E. A. Mazham of Bethel; auditor, Wil-
11am Sklnner ot Royalton.
Wx have sent to the publiahers onr first llst
of names for Good Cheer, and the November
number will soon be recelved by those who
are entitled to lt. Hereafter all subscriptlons
will begln wlth the December number unless
we are dlrected to the contrary.
The committee on the celebration of the
centennial of the ovacuatlon of New York clty
havo requested Governor Barstow to eztend an
lnvitatlon to veteran mllltary organlzatlons
and cadets of mllltary schools ln the state to
partlcipate ln the parade. The governor and
staff are also lnvited to be present.
The annual catalogue of Goddard semlnary,
Barre, isout and Bhowsthe number of Btudeuts
for the past year to have beon oue hundred and
thlrty-elght. There are Engllsh, college pre
paratory and ladles' colleglate courses, wlth
lnstructlon ln rcuslc, painting and drawlng.
The instltutlon appears to be thrlving under
the new prlncipal, Mr. A, W. Dana. The
winter term begins December Cth.
FiiKiaiiT train No. 17 was wrecked at Brain
tree, Friday morning, and Englneer Edgar
Illbbard and the flreman and brakeman were
sllghtly burt. The locomotlve " Joseph Clark "
and four cars were badly smashed and soveral
cattle were killed. Tbe reason of the accldent
was the breaklng of some part ot the machin'
ery on tbe locomotlve, whlch cansed lt to catch-
on tbe Bwitch and thrtw the cars from tho
TnE St. Johnabury choral unlon will liold a
conventlon in muslc hall, St. Johnabury, un
der tha dlrectlon of W. F. Sberwin of the New
England conservatory, commencing Tnesday,
November 20 and contlnulng through Friday,
November 23. Tbe unlon has secured tbe ser-
vices ot Mrs. Martna Dana Shepard, planlst,
and of Mrs. E Ilumphrey Allen, Mrs. Ella C
Fenderson, Mr. J. C. Bartlett and Mr. Clarence
E. Hay, all ot Boston.
A woman's suffrago conventlon was held at
St. Johnabury Friday, and a state assoclatlon
organlzed, wlth these offlcers : President, Mrs,
M. L. T. Illdden ot Lyndonville; four vlce-
presldents; secretary, Mlss Laura Moore of
Barnet; treasurer, Mrs. L. A. Nelson of Weat
Burke. Addresses were made by II. B. Black-
well ot Boston, II. C. Ide ot St. Johnabury,
Mrs. Lucy Stone and Mrs. Ilowe. The attend'
ance was quite large.
" Revolutionh never go backward " shouted
the Argus and l'atriot in a moment of ecstatic
gueh over tbe result ln Oblo. Thore would
seem to besomething of a crab's motion in the
democratic majorlty of a year ago ln New
York. The wlplng out ofa 200,000 msjorlty
In the late electlon has a klnd ot a back actlon
look about It. The redemptlon also of Penn
Bylvanla by over 20.000 majurlty and a galn ot
10,000, with a republican victory, in the
"landof steady hablts" would seem to Indl
cate that tbe democratic " revolution " had re
celved Bomethlng of a net back.
Si'hinqkjkld Rei'uih.ican: "Tbe Washlng.
ton correspondent ot the New Yoik Ilerald says
that Edmunds ls helplng George Hooker ot
Brattleboro lnto placa as sergeant-at-arms of
the senate. Thls report needs a great deal of
conflrmlng. In the first placa the eenator
avolds all theae patronago equabbles as be
would the plaguo, and in tho nezt place tho ro
doubtable George is not at all hls sortof a man.
It Is moro unllkely than ever, by tbe way, alnce
the Ylrglnla result, that Gorliam wlll be able to
get hlmaelt cbosen secretary of tho aenato.
Certaln New England senators who have alwaya
been ready to voto agalnat hlm have probably
seen no occaslon to chauge their mlnds."
The Vermont Methodlat Conterenco will
hold its nezt annual seaaion ln thls vlllage,
beglnnlng April lCsh. BUhop Matthevr Slmp
son of PhlUdelphla wlll preaide. Tbe lay
electoral conference, whose duty lt is to elect
two laymea to represent the conference in tbe
nezt general conference to be held at 1'lilla-
delphla, nezt May, wlll meet at tbe samo tlme,
Tbe conference will make a new departure In
tho matter ot lts entertalnmont. The Metho-
dlst church In thls place furnlsh a place for
holdlng the nesflons and provlde lodglng for
preacbers and tbelrwlves, and such denomlna
tlonal vlaltors as may havo buslness at tbe
meetlng. All wlll take meala at one of the
hotels and pay for their board whlle ln at-toadanco.
A Tr.MPKiUNOn rovolutlon bas been made in
Middlebury tbe past week. Much alarm has
been felt at tbe Increaalng drunkenness, but a
reluctanco was felt to undertako to stop the
but iness by legal measures. At last a plan
was blt upon whlch seems to be successful at
the ontset, though how IaBtlng the change wlll
be Bcoms doubtful. Last F.Iday a paper was
clrculated by whlch the slgners pledged them
selves to do all they can to prevent the sale of
intozicating liquors, nnd ln eome way the aig-
natures of most of those supposod to be selllDg
llquor contrary to law were obtalned. A sud
den and declded cbango for the better look
place, and people are watchlng to see how long
It wlll laat.
TitEim should be a society for the preven
tlon of cruelty to anlmals ln thls state, and tbe-
editor of the Argut and ratriot should be lts
first vlctlm. It Is shocktng to one's confldence
In humau klnd to see the conductor of bo
" reputable" a sheet thruating innocent towls
out lnto sucb inclement weather as prevalled
on Wednesday. The Argus man's inhumanlty
to rooaters dld not end here, If common report
ls true. Ile Is accused ot having another male
fowl ot the Butler breed caged up in hls of
flce unfed from morn till night. The crles of
the dlatressed blrd are sald to have been truly
heart rendlng. In eztenuatlon of such cruelty
it is urged that the ehowman would never have
another opportunlty to ezhtblt theae eccectrlc
and prepostorous blrds to the publlc. The do-
fenae Is very lame, more plttable tban the
pllght of the rooaters after their unseasonable
Telbphone buslness under the management
of Colonel A. C. Brown, is booming. The
poles have been sot for some time for a llne
between thls place and Burlington and last
week the strlngtng of the wire was begun and
connections completed from Burlington as far
as Williston. The llne is also finlehed from
West Randolph to Brookfield vla Snowsvllle.
Arrangements were made last week for a llne
from here to Northfield and work was begun
on thls Mondsy, wbich wlll be vlgorously
pushed. It is probable that connectlon wlll bo
made from Northfield to Brookfield vla South
Northfield and East Roxbury and, if this ls
done, a complete line wlll be establlsbed from
Burlington to West Randolph, a distance ot
about seventy mlles. Then if the break ot
eight mlles between West Randolph and Bethel
ls fllled, lt will glve connectlon wlth Stock
bridge, Gaysville, Pittsfield and Rochester;
also down the river to South Royalton and
from tbere to Tunbridge.
The Boston Journal says that the dlrectors
of the Rutland rallway havo been in eessloa
the greater part of tbree days ln that clty,
There was submltted to the board a report
made by tbe investlgating committee appolntel
to Investlgate tbe ofQclal connectlon of John B
whlch remlssness tho Iianner says "bo
si!nt no ezonse." Its commonts cannot have
prnceeded from a knowlcdgo of tho facts.
Three or four daya prlor to the mootlng, Jndge
Jf.trctt wrote one ot tho offlcers that he re
gretted that the dangorous and probably fatal
siuItnesB of hls slstor, who was then In hls fam-
f and who requlred hls constant care, made
lt lmposslble for hlm to attend the meetlng.
The subBtance of thls letter was stated at the
meetlng of the assoclatlon, nnd lts statements
were conflrmed by membora trom Rutland
coonty. Judge Barrett's legal learning and
hls aptness as a presldlng offlcer, gave promlae
tbat hls presence and efforta would add con
slderable intercst to tbe meetlng, and the teel-
iDg of dlsappolntment at hls absonce was gen
eral. IUh actlon mlght liavo been censured by
some members before they had been advlsed
f the reasons for lt, but, under tbo circum
stancas, lt was connldered entlrely justlflable.
The Norwood lumber property was bld ln by
V O. Bralnerd, actlng in behalf of the deposlt-
ora of tho St. Albans Trust company, at S160,-
0. Recelver Rlch and the repreeentatlves of
the BtockholderB' committee, the ifessengcr
says', then agreed upon the followlng propoel-
tiona: First, that Mr. Bralnerd should keep
the property and run lt a whlle, selllng off as
much ot the personal stock as he could, and
addlug a little new Btock thii wlnter if it was
found necetsary to do so ln order to help tbe
talo ot that on hand thoproceedsof such sales
to bo turned ovor to tbe trust company. Such
a courso would reduce tho cost of the property,
lt was thought, to about 876,000 that amount
repreaenting the coat ot the real estate. Then
the property sbould be dlvided into shares to
be taken by tho unpreferred deposltors In pro
portlon to their lntereat In the, Trust company,
and devoted to their beneflt; ln case they con
sented to sucb an arrangement, they would
have vlrtually a yoar'a optlon ln the matter,
Second, that A. 0 Bralnerd and Mr. Colton
mtgbt bave a slzty days' optlon to tako the
property and pay the deposltors $200,000 tor lt.
Under tbts arrangement Mr. Colton was to be
releaaed from llablllty on any ot hls paper held
by the trust company and bave no further
clalm on the property. Third, that lt neither
the first nor second proposltlons were carried
out If Bralnerd and Colton dld not take the
property at 5200,000, and the deposltors falled
to form a syndlcatetotake the property as men
tloned wlthln the year then A. O. Bralnerd
was to take it for bls own use. In case the
property was dlsposed ot as above, for $200,
000, tbe net result to the depojltors would bo,
the recelver says, about $170,000, about $30,
000 belng requlred to pay tbe balance ot pre
ferred clalms on the property, and tbe fees of
the asalgnee. By vlrtue of a peculiar law in
the state of New York, the asslgnee is eutttled
to flve per cent on the sale ($166,500), besldeB
catching on to percentages for bandllog f unds
prevlous to tbe day of sale. Theae fees amount
to about $12,000. The Norwood buslness seems,
on the face ot thlngs, to be profltable to tbe
asslgnee however it may be for unpreferred
credltors. In lts present atpect the"offlcial
fljures" do not eeem to promlse an laaue esaen
tlally dlfferent from the"wild rumors"and
"mUleadlng statements " wlth whlch, a few
mlndcd, qulet, honest cltlzen, as the world
goes, but always manlfestlng a greed for pub
llc notlce and offlce. Knowing hls weakne s
in these thlngs Postmaster Smtth approached
hlm In the summer of 1811, and assurod hlm
tbat It he would come out frankly and openly
ln support of James K. l'o!k, then the domo
cratlo candldato for President, nnd as frankly
and openly denounce Ilenry Clay, thco tho
whlg candldato for President, ns unworthy of
hls support, because of hls lmmoral character,
ho (Smltb) would, ronlgn bls offlce as postmas
ter, and recommend blm (Klnsman) for tho
poaltlon, ln tho event of Polk's olcctlon. Well,
the proper letter was wrltten and Bent to the
democratic papers. It went tho 1 rounds ' of
the entlro democratic press throughout tho
country, the letter belng profaced by a lauda
tory notlce of Mr. Klnsman as a dUlinguished
and devoted mlnister ot tbe gospel, who was
so shocked by tho nomlnation of Mr. Clay,
that as a mlnister of the gospel he could not ln
consclence support hlm, ltfe-long whlg as he
was, but should devote hls onergles to the f up
pottof Mr. Polk. In due course of time, Mr,
Polk was offlclally declared elected, and soon
after bls Inauguratlon, Klnsman applled to
Smlth for the fulfillment of hls promlse. Af
ter a week's delay and healtatlon, Smlth told
Klnsman that he stlll wlshed to reslgn ln hls
favor, but that bls democratic f rlendg were not
wllllng that he sbould glve up the offlce, tbat
it be dld, bo would be llkely to Iose both their
frlendablp and trade. Thls ho could not well
afford to do, and just here the good, simplo
mlnded Klnsman sympathlzed wlth hlm. Smlth
was very anzlous to glve hlm tbe offlce, but
not belng able to do so wlthout serloua lojury
to bls buslness, he would grattfy hls frlend
wlth another honor, more dlalntereated, it not
more remunerative to tho recelver. Ile would
glve him the prlvilege of belng one of hls bondS'
men t Sinlth's commicslon was renowed, and
Klnsman dld hlm the more than unaelfish
honor of Blgnlug the bond. Was ever greed of
honor and offlce more Btrlklngly manlfeated,
or more easlly or slmply satisfied?"
Hon. L. G. Hinckley of Chelsea has been
Hon. FiiEDEiticK BiLLiNQa and famlly have
gone to New York for tho wlnter.
Ex-GovEUNOn John B. Paqe has reslgned
hls posltlon as president of the natlonal bank
Rev. Georoe E. IIaix of Vergennes has ac-
cepted a call as pastor of the First Congrega-
tlonal church In Dover, N, II.
J. C. Pease of Rutland, nepbew of ex-Gover-
nor Page and cashler of the natlonal bank ot
Rutland, ls to become cashler of tbe Malone,
(N. Y.) natlonal bank.
Pkofessoii R. B. RicnABDSONof Dirtmoutb
college la preparlng an addltion of -E-chlnes'
"Oratlon on the Crown" for publlcatlon.
Professor Emerson closed bls college work the
13th and salls tor England about the last at
eztent of $239,000 par value, $40,000 market
value, and that dutlng slzteen years there
were dlabursementa amounting to upward of
$250,000 for whlch no proper vouchers can be
found. All sorts of alleged unwarranted manlp
ulatlons ot accounts were made. It is alleged
that the funds of the road were used for prl
vate purposes ln entlrely unauthorlzed ways.
The dlrectors decllne to ru iko publlc juat now
the detalls of their discoveriea. An effort wlll
be made to call the grand jury of Rutland
county together in speclal sesslon at the nezt
term ot the county court, when evidence wlll
be aubmlttod to them for the purpoae of ln-
In addltion to the caaes already mentloned
as having been heard by the supreme court, are
the followlng: Rutland county Michael Welsh
et uz t'i. Vlllage of Rutland, Wllllam Mullen rj.
Davld T. Rowell, Rutland Rillroad Company
vs Connecticut River Rillroad Company et al,
Sllas L. Grlffltb t'J. Edward T. Abbott et fl.
Bennington county Charles W. Balley vi.
Troy & Boaton Rillroad Company, James C.
Larkln vs. Ira K. Bitcbelder. Windham
county Sylvester E, Rawson vs. Elbrldge W.
W. Prlor, Elwin D. Harris vs. Town ot Towns
hend, appellant, Mary M. Good vs Charles W.
Towns and Charles Sulllvan, Mary E. Good, by
nezt frlend, t'J. same defendaut. Windsor
county Paul Cummlngs vs. Ilarman Ilolt,
Renjamln Day vs. John D. Ilowland, Danlel
Tarbell vs. Danlel C. Jones, Lorenzo Hackett
t'i. Rollin Amsden, Town ot Hartland vs.
Lorenzo Hackott et al, Charles M. Wllllams el
al vs., Sarah A. O.-good et als. Franklin
county Town ot St. Albans vs. Natlonal Car
Company, Vlllage ot St. Albans vs. Natlonal
Car Company. Orange county Ira R, Melendy
vs. Town of Bradford, II. B. Balley vs. Ilenry
W. B illey, 2d, Maaoa & Cbapman vs. Daniel
S. Johnson, Roblnaon Templeton vs. Town ot
In hls annual report II. M. Burchard, dlrec-
tor ot the mint, recommends the retirement ot
the gold dollar and the nickel tbree-cent plece,
Tbe gold dollar has been found too small for
monetary use and ls vlrtually out ot clrcula-
tlon. There is no demand for it ezcept for
cablnot speclmens, presents for small chll
dren, and by jewollota tor worklng up Into or-
naments. From its small slze It Is easlly lost
or Is liable to be pasaed out for a emaller plece.
Tbe orlglnal three cent picce was a departure
from tho declmal systom of tho colnage and
came Into exlatence at the tlme ot the reduc-
tlon of letter poatago to three cents. Tho first
effort to produce a coin ot thls slze was a stu
pld failure a very small aud very thln plece
of metal wlth n star ln the center. Its nickel
Buccessor was a great Improvement, but thls
ls liable to be passed off for a penny, and some
tbrltty Indiriduals bave been kuown to under
take to lmpose it upon unauspectlng people,
lor a cilme. it ls as uaeleas and nearly as
troublesomo as the pestlferous twenty cent
plece whlch the government lulllcted upon tho
connnunlty, Tbere la no need for theae colns
and the country at large wlll unlte wlth Mr.
Burchard in asktng their dlscontlnuance, re
demptlon and flnal retirement.
TnE Bennington Banner of a late date un-
justly crltlciaes Judge Banettln attributing hls
failure to attend the late meetlng of tha har
assoclatlon and fulflll tbe dutles of Ita pres!
ident by dollverlng an address and presldlng at
Ita annual dlnnor to some supposed " dlffl
cultlea" whlch It thlnka was lnezcusable, and
Tl T1 T T T . 1.1. . 1. T) .. . t J
rallroad, durin tho siztcen years thoy waiV ,', ,,,.,.;
t ( . , rn.A.K " w..
port eets forth, ln substance, tbatan immedlate
deflciency of $45,000 ln the cash accounts
exlata; tbat stock has been overlaaued to tho
The followlng parograpb from the Argus of
last week is such u marked ezample of frater-
nal courtesy and evlnces bo much of the spliit
ot generous tiralry that we present it to onr
readers wlthout comment: "The columnsof
our esteemed contemporary, Thb Vkiimont
Watciiman, last week, remlnded us that the
time of year has come when certaln newspapers
betray their consclousness that their own ln-
trlnslc merlts wlll never bring them a clrcula-
tion, and they accordlngly try to 'whoop
thlDgs up' by the e-itabllsbmont of a gltt en
terprlse in conjunctlon with their concern.
Sometlmes, llke a fatling circus, they combine
with another sbow, and endeavor to bolster
thennelves for a time by advertUIng a 'grand
comblnatlon' in large type. The Watciiman
has gone into both ' rackeU,' and tbe pecnllar
temptations wbich it offers to lure subscribers,
indicate tbat ln tuture it proposes to cater for
chlldren's clrculatlon oaly, and bas glven up
Its valn attempt to keep up to tbe level ot the
lntellectual wants of adult readers. This ls
emlnently wlse, and sbows an appreciatlon of
the fitness of thlngs wbich ls very commend
able. Its cbeap dlctlonary prlze will be a good
thing for the chlldren when a spelllng matcb
is in contemplatlon, and lts Waterbury watch
wlll amuae them ln their llghter moments,
when the lrreslatlble deslre of cbildhood to
pull something to pleces comes over them,
Thls adoptlon ot the 'comblnatlon racket'
evlnces a colncidence of tbo Ideas of the pro
prietor of the real value ot The Watciiman
with the estimatlon that the publlc bave be
gun to put upon it since tbe commencement of
hls management, whlch ls gratifylng, though
unezpected. Uo offers for the small Bum of
two dollars to send to one address Thb Watch
man for fourteen months, and also another
publlcatlon, whose price ls fitty cents a year,
for twelve months. Thls mak6s hls own valu
ation of The Watcuman to be $1 28 4-7 for a
year's subscriptlon. Cbeap enough; but none
too cheap, even wlth the nlckle watch and the
atctlonary tbrown In. These tchemes are
worse than the ezpedlents to whlch Joseph
Poland used to reaort to maintaln bls clrcula
tlon. They are beneath tbe standard of re
Bpectable journallsm, and prove tbat The
Watcuman Is not nearly as good a newspaper
as it used to be. The Argus and l'atriot is
not reduced to the nece?slty ot entlclng sub
scribers by 'glft enterprlsos,' or lllrgltlmate de
vicfia ot any klnd. We spond our money ln a
dlfferent way, ln iraprovlog our paper, and
making Ityear by ye.tr as near as posslble to
tbo Idealof wbat a first-class newspaper should
be. Our clrculatlon to-day In Veimontlaat
least double that ot any otber newspaper, and
we have faith that It will conttnue to grow, all
the ' gltt euteiptiaea ' of The Watciiman not,
An old-time resident of Chelsea, who tlgns
hlmselt " T. II.," sends us the followlng reml
nlsceuce of forty years ago i " NeBtled down
amung the hilla of Orange county, In fuct, com
pletely eurrounded by hlgli hllls, lies the qulet,
pleasant vlllago ot Chelsoa, the county seat.
Among its promlnent citizens who dwelt there
ln 1844, were Jonathan Smlth, merchant and
postmaster, and Aaron B, Klnsman. Smlth a
democmt, Klnsman, u whlg. Klnsman had
been a clergyman, ln whlch calllng he had
bozed the rellglous compass, having by turns
preached as a Congregatlonallat, Baptlat, Meth
odlst, and wo bellevo, a Uulversallst. Ho
flnally drlftcdlnto tbe Eplscopal church, whero
he was contented to remaln aa a Bimple lay
Ez-QovEBNOB Farnh&m has been ln town thia
JonN L. Tcttle has recently had hls house
Hon. W. n. II. Binquam was ln Rutland
Sdpkihntendent J. W. Uobaht was In
town on Wednesdxy last.
Misa Floka M. Teiuiill suDnlles the vacancv
ln tne atto ol uoinany cnotr.
Tns veteran singing-master, Moses E. Cheney
oi U irnara, was in town over ounnay.
Mits. Wm. S. IIazrn of Northfield, vialted
her Bister, Mrs. Dr. Kemp, the last of the week,
F. D. Dkwey wlll occupy tho Carlton house
on Elm atreet, recently vacated by A. G. Stone.
Hon. Georoe Nicuols, Wllllam H. DuBois
and Hon. E. Ilenry Powell were ln town last
The Felch-Rverson company will cive an en-
teitalnment at Capltal hall, Thanksglvlng
Uelen M. Stickney, who haa been at Wil-
lhmstown for several weeks, has gone to
Mit. and Mits. W. A. Bnioaa go to Hines
burg to-dsy, to attend a inuslcal conventlon
now in progress at tbat place.
A chayon portralt ot ono W. n. Herrick's
"pugs" ha- been executed by Hermann Jauch,
It ls a very llfe-like repreaentation.
Okanoes from the Florida farm ot our late
townsman. John P. Dewey. have been tor Bale
at some of tbe frult stores the past week.
Rev. Mr. IIincks. Rev. Mr. Miller and Rev.
Mr. Wright preached in their respcctive
churche.-, Sunday morning, upon Luther and
Hon. JosErn Poland Is away on a western
trlp. Hls ot'jectivo polnt is Chlcago, but ho
mav nossiblv eo as far as Omaha. Ho will be
absent about ten days.
Mii.. A. Q. Leacu and aon, Charles A., of
Portland, Me., were ln town Saturday and
Sunday, and -were entertalned by their many
irienas nere in nrsi-ciass enape.
A btated convocatlnn ot Klng Solomon
Royal Arch Chapter, No, 7, will be held at
Masonlo hall on Thursday evenlng, November
15th, at balf-past seven o'clock. Work.
Misa Davis of Calais and Mlss Mary E. Mc
Clure are soon to be added to the " trimmlng"
force of W. E. Vall's mllllnery store. Uiss
Gertle Park has severed her connectlon wlth
tbls force, the tlme ot her engagement having
Geoiiqe IIumtArtD, brother of Erastus IIul
bard, dled Tuesday, the 6th inat., at the lnaane
asylum in Brattleboro whero bo bas been for
several years. Hls remalns were brougbt to
thls place for Interment. Hls ago was slzty
Mr. B. R. HunoES of Boston, a representa
tlve of the )Vutchman, a B,tptlst orgitn pub
Ushed ln thatriiy, was in town over Sunday,
and rpoke In the Uaplljt church at the cloe of
Sunday-school, wlth a vlew to socurlng new
subscribers to hls paper.
Mn. Hadley'b last piano recltal of thls term
wlll be glven in Semlnary cbnpel nezt Wednes
day evenlng, November 21-t, at half-past
sven, as-lsted by Mlss Emma Cutler and Mlss
Kiitli Adaius, puplls of Mrs. C M. Cloveland.
An lnvitatlon ls eztended to all,
Hon John R. Fiibkcii, ez-Sergeant-at-arms
of the Uulted States senate, wlll dellvera lect-
ure ln Capltal lin.ll trldHy oveuluc, Novenibor
10th. SuW'ct. "Ton Years Among the Sen-
ators." Tne lecture Is hlgbly recommended
by tbe press and will undoubtedly bo one of
Misseb Claua and Dellk Mead returned
Friday from a stay of nearly four months with
relaiires in the West. They were somewhat
taken by surprlse at the lmprovpiuents ln tbelr
home wiiich Captaiu Mead had made durlng
uirir ausence. oi wiiicu iney Knew notulng
untll their arrival.
K. M. Iitisn has purcbased the Blshop hotel
of Hlraru Fales for $7,500. Thls lccluden the
real estate. llio personal property. Includlng
furniture and otber nroneitv esaentlal ln run.
uing a hotel will be appraised and wlll also be
purcbased of Mr. Fales by Mr. Irlsh, who wlll
take possesslon on tho Urst day ot December
wore broken. Thls is the sfcond a cldent t)
Lacrolx wlthln a few weeks, roaultlng lioin
Conductou Carl McAi.LisTr.il tuttned se
verely Sunday night wlth the wound In hls leg,
recelved In tbe accldentat Montpelier Junctlon.
iib uecame impaueni, seizea a pw oi pincnr,
plunged them lnto tbe wound, and drew forth
h plece of bone fully ono inch nnd a baif loug.
It ls huped that thla Is tbe last operatlon neces
sary to brlng about a petfect heallng of the
The BUDDly of eas obtalned from the nlno on
Glm street for tho workg of the Lino Mann
facturing Company has proved unequal to tbe
demand, and the past week a thren-lncb pipe
nas oeen laia on tinnKun street irom tne snops
ot thecompiny toonnectwlth the Maln street
pipe. a great convenience resumng irom tnia
proceedlng wlll bo a street lamp-ot to bo
plAced nearly ln front ot the englne house of
11 ro englne company no. 4.
Wilbon & Co.'s Mlrror ot the World wlll be
ezhlbltcd In the chapel nf Bethany church
nezt Saturday ovenlng. The ezhibltlon con
slsts ln the dlsplay, by the ald of poworful
Drnmmond llghts, ot vlews frum almost every
country on the globe, representatlons of works
of art, and of many objects of natural hlstory,
Churches and the press npeak ln terms of the
hlghest pralse of the interestlng nnd Instruc
tlve character of the ontertainment.
Feiisonh nronoHlntr to teacb In the common
scho.ils of tbls place are requested to appear at
the Unlon school-homo, room, No. 8 on Sat
urday, November 17th, at half-past eight
o'clock, A. M., for eznmlnatlon. Tbe superlu-
tendent wlsnes lt to be dlstlnctly understood
that he cannot glve certlficates to those Intend-
lug to teach in otber towns. All, however,
who choose to do so may take ezamlnatlon
here, and their pipers wlll be forwarded to tbe
superlntendent of the town In whlch they are to
teach, for bls ezamlnatlon.
DtntiNO the gale on Monday a large portlon
of tho tlu roof on the Pavlllon became ile-
tached, nnd blow over tbe easterly edge, where
lt remnined hanglng. Another portlun nn the
wen slde was ralsed irom tho maln rooi at lts
edge and flonted up and down wlth every gust
of wlnd, making a nolse resembllng a sharp
crasn oi tnunuer. me vane on tne uencrai
dppot was broken off, telephone wlros were
torn oown, ana many large irees DroKen or
uprooted. Some one, In speaklng of the wlnd
on Semlnary hill, sald: "The gile waa so
powerful that it blew down the hlli."
Some ezcltement and a cood deal of indlena-
tlon was nroused among the students and fac-
ulty of the Vermont Methodlat semlnary, last
week Monday night, by the appearance upon
tne ' uur oi a crowa oi rougn ooys irom
this vlllage, armed wlth cudglg and otber
rude lnstruments oi wariare. ilieso rowaies
have raet wlth a very cool reception whenever
they bave been In attendance upon the ezer
claes of the semlnary, and have sworn to seek
revenge by wiilpping tne " gownies. iney
were disnersed on thls occaslon by the appear
ance of Professor Blshop, but threatened to re-
turn in force, on wednesday evenlng, to do
tbelr worst. An offlcer of the law was placed
on sentlnel duty, at that tlme, but the war-
rlors were conspicuous by tneir aosence ana
they have not been heard from slnce.
TutmsDAY last as the team of J. V. Morrow
was passiDg thls offlce, a boy about seven
years old, whose parents reside in Camp'a
block on Elm street, jumped from hls load to
the street dlrectly in front of tho team ot
George II. Smllle, one of the front wheels ot
wbose carrlage struck and knocked bim over.
Mr. Smllle stnpped instantly, but hls horse
was somewhat frlghtened and contlnufd jump
iug about ln splte of tbe owner's efforts to
qulet him. In the meantlme Mr. Morrow, with
some difflculty, succeeded in eztricatlng the
child from the wheel ln whlch he bad become
entangled. It was at first thought that hls leg
muat be broken, and he was at once taken to
hls home and Dr. Reld waa summoned. He
pronounced the boy free fro n any injury other
than a few slight brniaes about the heid and
body. "Hls escape from serlons injury seemed
almost mlraculous to those who witnessed tbe
man, ezercla.ng no especlal vocat.on, but po.; UntKanglJk fooUn Mrogu
uiuwbu. iuupoiiy iu Kivo uiuiooii nuu oi tDe erJKme( wuici, Waa backlng towards hlm,
wlfe a coinfortable livlng. Ile was a slmple- ' struck the foot, badly brulaing lt. No bones
TnE oyrter snppers at tho Congregatlonal
and Unltarian chapels on Friday evenlng were
very pleasant affalrs. The night was storray
and aa a result many buslness men took thefr
suppers at these convenlent places. At llethany
chapel, a pleasant soclaltlrne followed the sup
per and those present were favorpd wlth a
duet byMlssAnna Chandler and Kate Park
and solos by Mrs. Briggs. The net proceeds
were about twenty dollars. Oaly one thlng
oecnrred to mar the nerfect success of thosncia-
ble. As Mrs. Joseph Flsher was about to de-
scend the stalrs whlch lead to the kitcben she
trlpped and fell to tbe bottom. stilking on her
head and receivlng severebruises, though for
tunately not of a serlous nature. At the Unl
tarian chapel the play of " More mlstakes tban
rine"was presented by Mlsses Llzzle Wlng,
Evle Lease and Nellle Uvde and Messrs.
Frank Owler, Albert Ferrln, A. G. Fy, and
Ilarrv Cutler. Thia was one of the most suc
cessful plays ev.er glven by the society, About
thirty dollars were taken.
An audience. larce in numbers and ot ez-
cellent quallty, testlrled to their appreciatlon
of home talent by belng present at tho concert
and opera glven by Mr. F W. Bincroft and
others at Capltal hall last Wednesday evei ing.
The followlng U the programme of the concert:
Qairtftte, Peaatnl'a WedJlns Dancs Rodermaa.
Mrs. Itrlgjs.Mta I'hlnneytMessri. li&ucroft, UleiMn.
Duet.Alary nnil Ktzzlo Campana.
Mrs. llrigj andMr. ilancroft.
Song.Tbe roaUlkm Mollor.
Mr. II. C. Oltsason.
Song, Tbo Flower Olrl Bevignanl.
Un. W. A. lltlgs.
Ballad, " Polly and I Were SwUiearU."....WakerieW.
Mr. K. W. Uancrofl.
Song, "Shall I ffiw Whtta llose?" Farmer.
Ml)t Mary A. l'hlauey,
Trlo, " Qneen ot lue Nlglil." Smart.
Mii. Itrlgg,, .MU l'hlauey and Mr. (llenon.
Messrs. W. A. Briggs and II. II. Scrlbner,
pionltts. It is Bufflceut to say tbat all dld ex
celleatly well and were llberally applauded
and encored. Part second consisted of " The
Crlmson Scarf," a comio opera by E Legoulz,
wlth the followlng east ot characlors:
Cornartno-(A VeneUan noblr.) Mr. C. U. FltMn.
Erneto (Cornarlno'. ton.) MivF. W UnDCicft.
Marco (llu sten-ard.) Mr. I'. E. Koleau.
IIUnca-fAMtlrasso'a daughler.)..MIa Josle ltol4non.
Teiaa-(ller mald.) Mra. f. 1, 1'ltkla.
The opera was presented In a hlghly satlslac
tory nianner and was frequenily luterrupted
by applauae. The cotAimea were line and the
ecenery approprlate. At the conclulon of the
entertalnment the company repairod to the
Pavlllon, where they partook of a banquet at
Mr. Baucrott's lnvitatlon. It is a juat cause ot
local pride tbat so good an eaterbtinment could
be presented by bcme talent.
Asslgnineitt of Judg;es.
Tbo followlng asslgnmentof judgos bas beon
mado for 1881:
Chittenden County, Jan. l.ltoic-, lto, l'owen. Veaiey.
Franklin, Jan. 10 Koaa, Veai-y, Talt, ltoivell,
Uiand UIp, Jan. 15 Kuns, Vci-y, Tatt, ICowell.
Addlaou, Jan.SI Ilovcf. Vtwzey, Tatt, ltjwell.
Itutland, J in. Jt , Koyce, liott, 1'owor.. raft.
H nnlugtm. Fet. S Itojcu. l'owerif, Tatt, ICowell.
Windham, Keb. 11 lto)0, I'ower-. Vwztr, Taft.
Wlnaror, Fe'i. lt ...ltos, rowera, Vz-y, HoweU.
Orange, Marcli 4 Uo)C, IIoj, l-uwei. lalt.
I alalonU, May 13 Uoyce, KrdAdld, veazi-v, liowell,
Vt'athlngton, May 20 II -, Itoaa, I fl, l(.iwell.
Oilt-ana, May 27 Ita-ttlO'd, rowrra, Vivzey, Ilnwrll,
l.ainnllle, Aug. 19 Ilwllleld, Koa, Veaioy, liowell.
Kini, Aug. i-6 Kulnrld, l'OHera, lalt.ltowell.
Royce, Ch J Franklin, Aprll 8, R'ptemtxr 9;
Oraud Isle, Fruruary 1h, Augiint iu.
ltedfleld, J AiMlaou, l), ceinurr 11, IBS1 ; Juae S;
Orleaua, Febi uary ft, Seit mwr 3
Roas,J L'llonU. December 4 JuneJ;
Eaaex, Marcli Is, Sei'tein'ier 16.
WaAlituetun. Maicll 11 trvl
Lamoille, Deceiutier i, lt,S3i Aprll '.'j.
Veazey, J Itutland lrcli H.tteiitemborSi
iienniogion, ii criuuer a, i-pj i j uie ).
Tatt, J ChlttenUe,.irn I, Smtember 16:
Wiudaur Decriutwr 4, 1813 May 27
liowell, J Orange, Drfruuwr H, tt13; Jun 3:
Windham, MarcU II, Veuteuiuer 9,
Powers J., will hold the December term ln
Addison county, and Ross J,, the February
term In Orleans, owlng to tho abseuceot Judge
Dmixa Room Founituhe. Shall we have
a new table, chalr or sideboard for our dlning
room before Tbunksgivlug day? Wo recom
mend a number of newstyles ju-t llnlslied at
Palne's, 48 Canal street, near the Matne depot,
Boston. No one can fail to bo Butted wltb just
what they want at thls place.