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BY W. W. PIIESCOTT.
JM NTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1883.
VOIi. 79. 4023. NO. G.
JjgitMtman & $owmh
WEUNESDAY, NOVHMUKIt 21. 1883,
To Old Snbscrlbors.
Wo are hlglily gratlfled that so lrmuy nre
taklng advantago o our offer to send Qood
Cheer for ono yoat fuek to those who pay for
Tiik Watchman one year in ndvance. Fot tho
present tbe tlme to whlch advance payment wlll
bo requlred wlll be Novcmbcr 1, 1884. To
ovold any mlsunderstandlng, we wlll stato tho
ofTor nnow: AU subscribers, old or now, who
wlll pay (or Tiik Watchman to November 1,
1881, ill rocelve Oood Cheer ono year fiire,
Send sevontoen centa or tho odd montbs,
Those who do not wIbIi to take up wlth thls
offer are requcsted to settle their dueg aa goon
as posslble, as wo nro ln lmmedlate need of tbo
Do You Wish n Vnltiablo
The rapldlty wlth whlch tho number o( our
snbscrlbers la Increaslng, wlthout any speclal
effort on our patt, leads us to bellere that a
little well-dlrected elTort on tho part ol our
frlends wlll yleld good returns, and ln order
to raako lt an object (or thom to work for us
wo havo declded to announco the followlng
To any ono who wlll send us tho names of
two new gutacrlbers to Tiik Watchman and
four dollars, we wlll (orward, postage pald, a
oopy of tho Natlonal Standatd Dlctlonary,
Thla 1s ft lCmo. lllustrated book, wlth the fol
lowlng table of contents: Forty thousand
words (pronounced and deflned) lllustrated
wlth seven hundred wood cuta, A table of
synonymB, Fotelgn worda and phrnses, Amerl
can geographlcal names, SobrlquetB of Amerl
ean stateg, etc., A blognphlcal reglster, Ab-
brevlatlons In common use, Metrlo system,
Welghtg and meamros, Marka and ruleg for
punctuatlon, Slmplo rules for spelling, Use of
capltal lettera, rarllamentary rules and usageg.
Valuable lnformatlon for buslness men, Slzea
of books and papers, Geographlcal gtatistlcs,
Uensus of prlnclpal cltles, etc, Dlatance tablea,
Colnago tablea, Deaf and dnmb alphabeta,
Dlctlonary of inuslcal terma, Buslness nnd
naatlcal vocabularles, Chronologlcal Amerlcan
hleiory, Ilandy rnythologlcal dlctlonary, and
varloua other lnformatlon. It wlll be found to
be a very valuable and convenlent book,
especlally for young people attending school,
and a little effort on the part of any one wlll
gecure lt. A sample copy can be seon at thla
To any one who wlll send us the names of
flve new gubecrlbera to The Watchman and
Ura dollarg (and "twenty-fivo centg to pay for
postago and legisterlng), we wlll forward by
mall one of tho famoug Waterbury watchea,
a eut ol whlch Ig glven below.
Thls ls not a tov. but la a cenuine. Rtnm.wlnn'.
lng watch, guaranteed to keep good tlme. The
cases are made of gllverlold, and lt looka aa
well aa a gllver watch costing fifteen or twenty
aouarg. A eample watch can be seen at thls
Offlce. You wlll be surnrised tn finil li
you can obtaln the five gubscribera and gecure
uiia watcn. uiY it.
These nrpmlllma nrn ovr in 1ia ponirnD.Bu
I n'v . .. WIUTOTDDIO
for obtalnlng neto names, but aa an lnducement
ror me new suwcriberg to bo thua Becured wo
ghall send Tiik Watchman to thcm untll Janu
ary 1, 1885, and Oood Cheer one year, for two
dollars. Thla, tben, ls our offer to new sub
Bcrlbera: Tiik Watchman to January 1, 1885,
and Good Cheer twelve months, for two dol
larg. The dlctlonary to the canvassera for two
new nameg, and the watch for flve new nameg.
Sample copleg of each paper wlll be sent free
on appltcatlon. The earller you begln the
easler lt wlll be to gecure the premluma.
Dnuca at Bascom'sl
Patent medlclnea at Bascom'sl!
Tiik flnest cigars at Bascom'slll
Elkoant handkerchlef extracts at
Bia trade ln "Dlamond Dyes, at
CntCDi.ATiNa llbrary at II. E. Slayton'e.
Kid glovea that are warranted, at Webater's.
A new. llne of crockery and glassware at
A nio llne of colored and black cashmeres,
alao velveta and velveteons, at Webater's.
If you want anythlng ln the llne of statlon
ery, blank bookg, peng, Ink or pencllg, go to
8mIth'B, Barre, Vt.
To cloae out, a few pleces of black alpaca
woith eeventy centa wlll be Bold for thlrty
tents, at Webster's.
Jim WoLrand the cats, covered wlth mo
lasses candy, at Capltal hall Thankaglvlng
nlght, Felch & ItyerBon.
M isokllankous bookg, poomg, glft booka,
holiday cards, albuma, a large stock and all
prlcea at Smith's, Bano, Vt.
G. W. Pahmknteu wlll take ln poultry and
butter ThurBdny aftornoon, Frlday and Satur
day thla week near Vermont Central depot.
Ciias. Kkknk, Davls & CroBBott'a building,
Waterbury, la headquartera for fillverwaro,
Koger's gtandard goodg. Call and examlne.
A visit to Capltal hall Thankfglvlng nlght
wlll satlsfy you that you have never beforo
heard the harmonlca plnyed. Felch & Kyor
Tiik place to get your drugs, to have your
phyalclan'g preecrlptlona compuunded and faui
llyrecelpta fllled la at Smlth's drug store,
Foii Salk A very deelrable retall buslnosa.
A good chance for any one who dealres to get
lnto buslnesg, For furthcr partlculars onqulre
at thls clllco.
Lanotht or Uenry Irvlng may not please
you, but you wlll bo tlckled to death wlth the
ontertalnment at Capltal hall Thankfglvlng
nlght by Felch & Uyerson,
Jkweluy of all klnda ln new and tastaful
deslgna, notlons, glove and handkorchlef boxes,
hiuil mlrrora, photograph albums, pocketcut
loiy, for sale at Keeno's, Waterbury.
A LAitOR atock ot dolls, harmonlcag, glcds
for the chlldren, plpes of all klnds at Eeene'e,
Watetbury. lle haa just returned from mar
ket wlth a flno stock of goods whlch he haa
Foit Salk. One thousand Macomber's lm
provod haml corn and bean plantorg. Agents
wanted for all unoccupled terrltory. For par
tlculara apply to O. G. Fhelpa, agent for the
state of Vermont, Milton, Vt.
Ciiaklfs Knn.Nic haa rooponed hla Btore
at Waterbury wlth n largo stock of silvor
knlvea, forka, apoona, castora, napklu rlnga
and everythlng tn the way of allver and platod
ware to be found ln a jewelry store.
The Cooley Manufacturlng Company has an
advcrtlsement ln nnothor column to whlch
speclal attention la dlrected. Makers and
tisers of eleds and carrlages and the commu
nlty generally, wlll be lntereated in thelr etate
ment of the goods they have to aell and the
thlngs they are prepared to do for tho publlc.
Are the people of thla village ready to put
thelr hand in thelr pocket and pay for the
water to be brought from Berlin pond? Whlle
they are waltlng to declde they may need
Bomethlng to keep them warm, and lf thoy
need elther legglnga, jackets, hostery, knlt
underwear, gklrtg, blanketa, hooda, etc, thore
haa been a new and elegant llne just recelved
J. G. MoiuiisoN & Co., offer the followlng
speclal bargatna thla week at thelr State street
store: Ten pleces half wool aerge dresa gooda,
double wldth, at fifteen cents per yard; ten
pleces of dresa flannela, fifty Inch, at nlnety
cents per yardj forty pleces of heavy un
bleached cottons, at six and ono-half cents
per jard by the piece; Beventy-flve pleces of
dark gtandard prlnts at flve centa j fifty boxes
of bet ball wool yarns, all colors, at ten cents
per ball; one hundred ladies' gossamer clrcu
lars, worth 52 for $1 25.
Good hard wood, four feet in length, la
wanted at thls ofilce ln payment for subscrlp
tlons. A limited quantity of fruit and vegetables
of good quallty wlll ba taken on subscrlptions
at thla offico.
Ooh readera will find an exceptlonally good
atory, " Honest for a Diy," on the third page.
The storlea are not theonly good thinga among
the selected artlcles, from week to week.
The reporta whlch come from the North-west
of bllzzirda, of drtving gnowg, of mercury
hunting the lowegt rangeg ln the measnre of
cold go far to reconclle Vermonters to thelr
Geohge F. Kdip,ds teaches the Canter
school; thla Ig bIgecond term ln that dlntrlct
Coventry Cor. We rlse to remark that thls
la not the next presldont, as some mlght be led
JosErn PnocTon. tho renowned aetor. wltl
appear in "Vlrginlus" wlth a fine com-
piny at uapitai nall, uecember 7 and 8. Thls
wlll givo our peonle a fine omxrtiinltv tn nnn
some standard acting and they should im-
IUnrEn's WeeHv haa a cartoon. nn Itu lnnf
pago, which represents " the fkln of a human
ueiDg tannea ln Massachuaetts " stretched
upon an easel. Governor Butler's famlllar fann
and head belng on top, and the cut ls entltled
lannea wltu lils own Bark."
Odb dlctlonarv Dremium la taltW im.
menaely. We have dlspoaed ofour firatlot,
senaing out mree yepterday, and we shall
order moreat once. You wlll flnil tht m
little effort will secure one of these books and
we tblnk lt wlll pay you to try lt.
A SPECiALpoultrv train wlll ba rnn nn tha
Montpelier & Wells Rlver railroad on Frlday,
November 23J, for the accommodation of shlp
pera of butter, cheese. ecsa and noultrtr. Tlm
train wlll leave Montpelier at half-past Beven,
a. m,, woodsvllle atone, r. m., and arrive ln
riogton early baturday morniag.
The Boston exDreas train lnn.vlnrr xrnnf.
peller at 12:35, now stopa at Northfield and
South Kovalton. but notat Roxbnrv. Thla ln
a clmnge whlch wlll be greatly appreclated by
JNoniinuia and bouth Royalton pooplo. In con
senuenco of thls arraneemenPthn mlrfi.l trnln
for Northfield, whlch formerly followed the ex-
preas, baa been dlgcontinued.
Tiik Montreal Oazelte rnivn that nn nMfnn
has been l&ken by ex-Governor Falrbanka of
&t. jotinsbury through MeBsra. Church, Hall &
Atwater, to recover 850,000 ondorsed by hlm
for Bradler Barlow. Ten locnmntlrna nm
aelzsd ln the possesslon of the South-Easteru
rallway, theie, It is clalraed, having been
pledged aa secutlty for the amount.
WElearnthat the critlcism
rett'e abaence Irom the meetlne of thft bar aa
soclatlon, whlch we referred to lagt week as
having been made by the Bennington Banner,
appeared orlglnaHy In the Argus. Wo found
the ltera in an exchanzecrerilted tntlm rtn,,,,
and, aa we dld not redthe reportlnthe.n'ivtd,
junea 10 recognize tno paternlty of the para
graph, but the ficta remaln unchanged.
GovEitNOlt Bahstow has declded to np.pftnt
the invititlon to be nrfgent at tha rnlnlimilnn
of Evacuatlon day In New Yoik on Mondny,
November 20. Ile wlll be accompauled by his
Btaff, but not, probably, by any mllltary or
ganlzitlon. Tho givernora of all tho New
Kacland states wlll be ureaent. aa well a rv
and mllltary dlgnitarles from all thla part ot
the country, and the celebratlon will be a
Tiik festlve bean has never been rctFarri'nri1
a very tony artlcle of diet, but haa hlthertohad
the reputatlon ot belng ;i safe klud of nutrl
ment. It seems, however, that the whlrllglg
of tlme la llkely to rob the bean of tho only
quallty whlch recommenda it to tho nublla con.
fidence, aa a man haa just dled ln Lynn, Mass.,
irom uiceratlon caused by the lodgementof a
hard-baked bean In the anondlx ealcl. alt.
uaioa in uie rlglit lllao foasa.
Wb havo recelved. and offer our thanim tnr.
acopy of a dlscourse commemoratlve of tho
Hon. George I'. Marah by Samuel Gilman
Jirown. ihe dlacourso was delivercd beforo
the faculty and Btudenta of D.irtmnnili piipr.
and reneated before the oflleers Rnrl atnrlnnfd
of the Unlyerslty of Vermont. It ls an eloquent
and a flttlng testlmonlal to tho worth of Ver
mont' dlsllngulshed Bon. Typographica'.ly
tho work dooa credlt to the Free Frest aasocla
tlon, whose Imprlnt it boars.
Tiik court houso boll ln Chelsea, as a hlstorl
cal rellc, la a curioglty. It was ot Engllsh malce
indhastho followlng lnscrlptlon on lt: "By
fisld, I'atla IUrlsh, In the county of Essex,
1714 " It ls thoreforo 1G9 ycarg old, and ac
cordlngto tho best Infoimatlon was brought
from New York at or about 1700, ln whlch year
the flrst court houso ln Chelsea was bullt. It
waa a Bocond hand bell and lta prevlouB hlatory
would be Interesttng.
The Metsengcr sayg that gome 1,885 clalms
agulnst the trust company had been presented
and provcn up to Tueaday nlght, leaving about
800 moro to be provon. Receiver Rlch has pe
tltloned Chancollor Royce for an order dltcct
Ing hlm to dlaburse auch gnfTiclent sum as may
be ln his possosslon at a certaln tlme to such
dopoBitors as havo presented and provon thelr
clalms up to that tlme, and prescrlbing how
euch funds shall be diatrlbuted wlth reference
to clalms for whlch preference ig clalmed. A
hearlng on thls potitlon is get for Docember 4,
at the court houao ln St. Albana.
Tiik followlng caseg have been heard by the
gupreme court during the past week: Orange
county R. li. Aldrlch vs. E. It. Aldrlch
and Truatee, Oraon C. Clement vi. Mosta
Spear, appellant, ln re, F. M. F. Cazln, Moges
Spear vs. O. C. Clement, Rufua Blanchard w.
John Morso et ala, J. C. Wlnshlp et als, vs.
Mary Ann Waterman. Caledonia county
State vs. Enoa D. Ilopklns, Cbauncey Drown et
als, vs. Town of Sutton, James B. Knox vs.
Town of Wheelock, Susan A. Bugbee vs. St.
Johnsbury & Like Champlain Railroad Com
pany, Chester F. Dean vs. same defendant.
Orleans county Thomas Melendy vs. John W.
Currler, Town of Westmore vs. Town of
Sheffield, same vs. same. The case of Selectmen
of Glover vs. G. W. McGaffey, et al, ls now
SooNafter the electlon of the preaont board
of ofHcers of the Rutland railroad, Ex-Governor
John B. Page requested an examlnatlon
of the accounts of the railroad company be
fore a board of arbltratora for the purpose of
finding the balance betwoen hlm and tho com
pany, he claiming that there waa a balance
due him. The dlrectors decllned to onter into
such an arbltratlon until a committee appolnted
by them should become famlllar wlth the
books. On the 12th lnst. Mr. Page renewed
his request, claiming that the committee had
reported. Totbls President Clement replled
that the whole matter of tho relatlona of Ilaven
and Page to the railroad company had been
referred to a committee empowered to make
further Investigatlon. Ile alao denled having
any wlsh to delay arbltratlon.
TnE New York Sun sayB: "The detailsof
Nordenakjold's juurney into Greenland attest
the uselessness of further exploration of that
reglon. That one worm was the sole terrestrial
livlng creature found, and two ravens the ten
ants of the airj that all tho vegetatlon was
merely fungold, and gpread over the lce Itself,
holding to deposlts of duat driven by the winda
from a distance Into lce cavities, and perhapa
mixed wlth metallic cosmlc duatj that no peb
blenUi found amo'ng thla duat, and every
where there was lce assuredly such facta,
couplod wlth the ateady rlse of the ground
from the coagt, and Wlthout any valley in the
center, should gatisfy even dreamerg that there
ig no gheltered Arcadla in the Interior of Green
land. Yet probably other oxplorers will Insist
on examlning thla bleak, barren, and lce
coated Arctic Sahara, aa NordensUjold callait."
Brandon haa a gtock company engaged in
dlgglng for burled treasure. About flfty years
ago an old Spanlard Dolnted
whlch were somo cur!ou8 Iron wedges and sald
there were many bars of silver burled near the
spot, Af ter the death of tho Spanlard search
was made for the silver and the work haa been
revlved at intervals slnce. The Buperintendent
of the company now at work la George Luce,
a machinist, who gays the iron of the wedgea
is dlfferent from any other he ever gaw. Sev
eral paasageg have been found, one of whlch
was paved wlth broken gtonea. An old gpado
and wooden ghovel have been found In the
paegage, ghowlng that itraa used aa a hlding'
place aome time. Several shafts have been
sunk and numerous alleys found among the
rocks. Mr. Luce is confldent that thore are
largepilea of silver somewhero near hig workg,
whlch lf found, will make the company im
One atory seems to be good untll another la
told. We have referred to the alleged cauBea
which brought about the nominatlon of Hon.
Hoyt U. Wheeler to bo judge of tho Unlted
Statea court. The Argus had a long gtory
aooui tne matter in a recent iasue, of whlch
the FreePress says: " A Montpelier paper last
week prlnted a long yarn about Judge W'heel
er'g appolntment, the glat of It belng that
Messra. E. J. Phelps and E. W. Stoughton,
hearlng that Judge Poland waa llkely to be ap
polnted to the place now held by Judge
Wheeler, went to Waahlngton and Induced
Secretary Evarta to appolnt Judge Wheeler.
The Montpelier story-teller says: 'They statcd
thelr objectlona to Judge Poland we wlll not
repeat them; they were very porsonal and
Mr. Evarts admitted thelr potency.' The fact
is, Mr. Phelpa and Mr. Stoughton went to
Washington to advocate Judge Poland's nomi
natlon, not to oppose lt. The matter is of no
earthly consequence, at thls late day, but euch
lnjurlous untrutha as thoe of the Montpelier
paper it may be well to correct."
Tmcannual meetlng of the Vermont atate
agrlcultural Boclety was held at tho Bardwell
house, Rutland, on Wednesday, tho 14th,
Heury Chase presldlng and Ilenry Clark act
ing as secretary. Hon. B. V. Safford, treag-
urer, presented the followlng summary of the
finances of the soclety : Btock and bonds of the
Champlain ValUy assoclatlon, S12W0; avall
able assets, 50.000; llabllltles, about 83,700;
cash balance ln troaury, 8413 09. Tho follow
lng offlcerB were elected for the ensulng year:
president, Henry Chaseof Lyndon; vlce-pregl-denta,
JosepKC. Parker of Quechee, SIIhb G,
Holyoko of St. Albans. Jniliw M M....I,
Shoreham nnd John W. Ctamton of Rutland;
PBcreuiry, uenry uiatk of Rutland; treasurer,
Noah B. Safford of Whiio Rlvnr .Tnnntlnn
board of dlnctors, Henry G. Root of Benning-
iuu, vieorgo a, werrlll of Rutland, Wllllam R.
Sanford of Orwell. James A. ShfiHil nnit 1 Dm.
uel S. Drew of Burlington, Henry B. Kent of
ujraer, urosuy wtller of Pomfret, C. Iloraco
Hubbardof Sprlngfield, GoorgeDivls of East
Montpelier, Henry C. Clevcland of Coventry,
George Hammond of 'Middlebury, Henry W.
ICeyes of Newbury, Charles II. Campbell of
Wentmlnster West, Charles J, Boll of Walden
Gilman Moulton of West Randolph; flnance
committee, Crosby Mlller, James A. Shedd, N
B. Safford. The followlng named memberg
were nomlnated for dlrectors tn the Champlain
Valley assoctatlon: John W. Cramton, George
A. Merrlll, Crosby Mlller, Ilenry Chage, Ilenry
G. Root, Jamea A. Shedd, Lemuel S. Drew;
committee to make arrangements for state
fair, 0, Iloraco Hubbard, John W. Cramton,
George A. Merrlll, II. G Root, Jullua N. North.
The only change ln tho offlcers waa Gilman
Monlton of West Randolph, a dlrector ln place
of General II, Ilenry Baxtor, ex-presldent of
the soclety, who decllned a re-electlon.
Tiik call for tho annual vlllago meetlng ot
Montpelier contalns the followlng artlclos:
,. A'i'"";" 9Tn.-To nee lf the Tlllgs wlll vota to no
UiorlM the bnlilffi to purchano tlie ilnlit to tnke water
from the outletof Ilnrlin I'ond, or from mch other place
IM'I corporatlon miy denlre, nd conveyiald water
InynliaWe fqucdnct and rlr to oald vllliige, and dl
trltinlellie mne thronjh taldvlllnte In aqupducuand
plpe. for the extlngnlf hment of flre, a inllrr nurponeii,
and lor Ihe use and eonvenlence of the InhabitanU of
ild Tlllaite, andto !iin Ihe bonrta of Midvilli-ge for
carrylDgthewnnelntotfffCt.Rccordlngto the provilin
or an act ot the general annuly of the elate of Ver
mont, Inamendmentot thecharter of aal't village cor
pormion, nrpmved Noviubir 2B, A U. 1872.
. AST1CI.K luin loreo lf thevillane wlll vota to an
thooie ihe baliiff4 to contract wlth any water conmany
or pmtles bnr gmg water lnlo aald vlll.ge, for the naa of
water for tha uuriJOM of eitlngulnhlng firee, for anllary
purpoees, and lor any oUirr purponea fr whlch tho
village niay need nl I yttXxt. accorillng to the nrovMona
of aii ae.t of the geDeral afembly of Vermont, In aincnd
ineDtor ihechaiterof eaid TilUge, approved November
e, a. u, I87i.
AnricLiillTn.-Toree lf the village wlll vota tolanue
boP'ia 10 aa amount not eiooedlng twentj thouaand dol
lar,"yn aiichtMmi aa said vlllago tball preacrlbe, for
c.irrylnglnioffFCt the provlalona ot sald act, approved
ovemuer26.A. 1). 18ii.
The project ot bilnglng the water of Berlin
pond to thls vlllago wbb Investlgated at consld
orable length several years ago. Tho plana
proposed at that time dld not recelve the favor
ablo attention of the voters of tho village. A
new plan for bringlng ln tho water of Berlin
pond, proposed by Mr. J. W. Brock, has been
quletly and favorably dlscuaaed about the vil
lage for several weeka past. It Is wlth apeclal
reference to the proposal of Mr. Brock that the
artlclea quoted abuvo are Inaerted ln the warn
lng for the vlllago meetlng. Brletly atated, the
proposal Is as follows: The constructlon on
Semlnary hlll, or some other convenlent elova
tlon, ot a reservoir of two mlllion gallons ca
pacity; the laylng for the publlc and private
accommodation of the vlllago of six mlles of
mala-plpe; the flxlng of flfty hydrants atpoints
whlch wlll afford the best general defenso
ngftlnst flre; a cbarge of three dollara a year
for uae at Btorea; six dollara a year for famllles
of five or less who may use the water, and one
dollar for each addltlonal member np to nlne;
an extra charge of two dollars for water for
batt tub, four dollars for water cloaet, one dol
lar md fifty centa for horae, one dollar for
cow , three dollara for hoae for sprinkllng. The
resi rvolr of Burlington la three mlllion gallona
capiclty. That which Mr. Brock proposes to
esti bllsh, it is estimated, wlll endure a contln
uopi ruu of twenty-four hours from every out
let, publlc and private, wlthout any water flow
lng In. Mr. Brock proposes to put in water
woiks of euchcapaclty wlth such terms for rent
to i rivate parties, and to give the village the
fret nge of the water for extlngulgbing flreg
and for all other publlc purpojea for the term
of tjnyeara, provlded the village wlll pay hlm
tho Bum of 820.000. On the explration of ten
years, lf there la any dleagreement as to the
termg upon which the village Bhall afterwarda
hao the uae of the aqueduct, lt Is proposed to
refir the matter to acommlsiilon tn ' n.
,P.CJfl by the j&e ot the supreme rourt ot
vtuyj uinj vuvu uw iue presiaing juue
for Washington county. Mr. Btock proposes to
nave ine aqueauct comnleted bv Oetober 1.
1881. Aa to the desirability of having an
aqueduct of the capacity of that which we have
ouiuneo tnere can bo but one ODinion. Tha ria
f eat of the project several years ago waa largely
aueioan uuwunngness to add to the heavy
inueDtcaness ol tne town, contracted ln aid
lng the Montpelier & Wells Rlver railwav.
If the village were wlllinz to enmm In thu
nndertaklng and it could be carried th
and managed by a corporatlon as efftclently
ana economlcally as by private enterpriae, It
misui oe me Deiter way lor the village to aa
sume the entlre expense and reiponslbtllty of
constructlng and oporatlng the aqueduct. It
1b exceedlngly doubtful If the village Is wllling
. . i . i . . ...
kj lamer me enure expense ot tne nndertaklng,
and lt does not seem Drobabla that a hnttnr
offer than that made by Mr. Brock, will be
maae, or tnat any onnortun tv wh ch nmmlun
Buccess will ngaln bo proientod, at least, for a
longume to corae. Outslde of the everyd.iy
UBea ot an adequate aaueduct. lta ntllltc f,r
sanitary purpoea nlone, mlght justlfy all the
ouiiay ine village la asked to make. Comnn.
tent persona belleve that the means a reaervolr
wui auord tor nerlodlca v fluahinf? thn nrAM
of the village wlll dlmlnljb, lf lt does not
anmnnaie, those dlaeases whose prevalence
nere naa been attrlbuted to delectlve dralna
In thls and ln any view of tha caan. It mn.t
not be considered that it Is a matter of piylng
a reni ol auoo a year for ten veaM. Th uli
lage ls gettlng for thls aum an aqueduct, whoae
Deneuta wlll be nermanentlv aararml tn it
We underetand that Mr. Brock's expectatlona
ol rent aftor the explration of ten years are
nmuea to auch a sum as. with tha rnnt ho
wlll receivo from private partlea, wlll givo him
a iair rate oi interest on the money whlch he
nimseu puta mto the aaueduct. not lnclndlni.
that whlch tho village pays hlm. The proposal
la a iair one and la made entlrely In a aplrlt of
falrness. It Bhould be considered and a decls
lon made ln the Bame splrlt.
Colonei, Georqe T. Ciih.ds wlll dellver the
Memorlal day address at St. Albans.
General II. H. Baxtku and famlly of Rut
land have taken up their winter quartera in
Conduotou Frank Flint haa retnrnfd from
his tilp West In attendance on the conductors'
conventlon at Kansas Clty.
The report that C. W. Seaton of Vermont,
superlntendent of the censns linnun h,i IioaJ
compelled to leave the gervlce on account of
slcknea, Ig a mlstako.
J. J. MvKita of Washington, D.O., formerly
of Rutland, was thrown from his carrlage and
kllled last week. Governor Proctor and Gen
eral W. Y. W. Rlpley went on to attend the
F. W. Baldwin, formerly onnected wlth
theCintral Vermont railroad, but now train
master on the Toxas-Mexlcan and Mexlcan
Natlonal railroad, with headquirtersatLiiedo,
Texaa, is visltlng frlonds In Vermont.
Scmlnriry Hlll.-Iut Tuehdav evenlng
Rev. Mr. Johnaou of Waterbury gve a lecture
iu the chapel ln behalf of the ladlea' mlsslun
ary s )city. Subjct, Ii.irrow and Wautlng. Ile
dlrected lils dlscourto to young men and gave
thom some excellene advfce.
Thk annual senlor exhlbltlon wlll be glven
ln liBctaelFi dHj evenlng November 28ih.
Thls wlll close tha eierch-es of ihe lerm.
A tooAh telegraph llne at Rutland has a
large number ot subscrlbers.
Hon, li. P. Poland waa ln town yosterday.
It Ig stated that Mrs. M, D. Gilman ls nulto
111 in Boston.
Tiik Unltarlan soclety wlll hold a goclable at
Mr. A. D. Farwell'g to-morrow evoning.
Mna. F. I. Pitkin sustalna the alto of Chrlst
church cholr during Mlaa Lowe's nbsenee.
Mjis. Simbon Dkwkv has returned from Ran
dolph. She will remaln here thls winter.
Rkv. II. F. IIili. entertalned the pagtorg of
Montpelier at tho Pavillon lagt Frlday evoning.
Genehal P. P Pitkin made a flvlng trlp to
New York on Monday. He returned last nlght.
O. T. Dodok haa closed out his buslness un
der Phlnney's Btore nnd Intenda to work at hla
J. W. ELL19 la agaln about, after a ten dayg
coaflnement to the house wlth BClatlc rheu
matlsm. Mr. John Templkton of Worcester, Alaas.,
a natlve of the town, la vlsitlng relatlvoa in
Tiik fnmlly of Rev. II. F. Hlll are vlsiting ln
Concord, N. II. They wlll be absent two or
The ladlos of the Baptlgt church held an
oyster gupper and goclable at the veatry of thelr
church last evenlng.
D. R. Sohtwell of Boeton, president of the
Montpelier nnd Wolls Rlver railroad, was at the
l'avllion over Sunday.
Miis. Loiiaink W. Rikkh haa so far recov
ered from her recent lllneas ag to bo ablo to Blt
up a cunstderabte portlun of each day.
Mis Alice Lowe Ib In Boston vlsitlng Mlaa
Jnnle Kimball and other frlonds there. She
wlll probably return the last of the month.
Hon. W. W. Groht haa been ln attendance
upon the supreme court the past week and
made The watchman a pleasant call yes
terday. COLONKL AND MlW. II. D. HOPKINS have
been vlsitlng their brother, S. D. Ilopklns, In
Burlington for a few days. They returned
h me yesterday,
Tiik Emma Thursby concert company wlll
appeurat Capltal hall Thursdiy evenlng, Di.
cember Gth. The mere announcement wlll be
Bulllclent to 1111 the h ili.
Mna. J. Wahhen Bailkv and danghterg,
Ella and Clara, go to Boston to-day for a Btay
of about three montlis. They are to stop at
the houso of Mr. George Jacoba.
Theiie la to be a meetlng of tho Woman'g
Chrlstlan Temperance Uaion at Tilnity parlora
thla evenlng at geveu o'clock. It la desired
that every ruember should bo present.
Edward L. 8.MITH, who la n sophomore in
Yale college, haa been compelled to return
home on account of IU health. He ro.ichd
here Monday evenlng, accumpanled by Charlea
It was no doubt qulto n surprise to Mrs.
Briggs and Mr. Btncruft to learu that the duet
whlch they 8ang at the celebratlon of Lu
ther's blrthday was " Lord dlvlno, our love ex
tendlng." Some of the ladies connected wlth the Church
of the Messlah have formed a gocial reading
club to meet weekly at the houaes of diffirent
membera. They met wlth Mrs. A. C. Biown
Thk entertalnment at Bethony chapel on
Siturday evenlng was all that waa prurulsed,
belng luatructlve and entertalning. The audl
ence, which waa of fair size, was composed
largely of young people.
A toono aon of Morton Marvln on Monday
obtained somo blastlng luce from the Sbin
glate quarry and while playlng with the fuse
whlch he had llghted, had bis face and one
biDd severely burned.
Thk last plano recltal by Mr. Hadley'a puplla
wlll be glven at Semlnary chapel thla evenlng.
The regular mld-year publlc examlnatlons oc
our on rnurediy and Frldiy, and wlll bo oral.
On Frlday eveuing the senior exhlbltlon takes
A bab pin, with cameo gettlng at the center,
wag lost on Tbnrsday last between the real
dencea of W. N. Peck on Barre street and
George A. Peck on Elm street. The flnder
will confer a favor by leaving the same at thls
Dr. Joiin Lord, who was annnunced In the
churches Sunday to lecture at Trlnlty church
gome evenlng thls week, finds hlmself unable
to meet the engagement, thus disappointlngfor
the present many who would bo glad to
Hiland Howland died suddenly last Wed.
ne8dy at his home near the lower end of State
Btreet. Mr. Howland has been a realdent of
thla place and vlclnlty for mtny yeara. He
was a member of Company G, Slxth Vermont
Volunteers, during tbe late war. Hla age waa
"How do you progresa wlth your operations,"
we asked a gentleman Monday mornlng. " Oh,
well," sald he, "I pald my men too rauch Sat
urday nlght and have ouly about a thlrd of
my gang at work thla mornlng." A few dol
lara baturday nlght seema to be a temptatlon
whlch some cannot wlthstand.
It la rumored that Messra. Irish & Spar
row Intend to remodel the Union house Into a
tenement building after taking possesslon of
the Uish'ip hotel. We underatund that al
though It la quite poeslble that something of
the kind may be done, no definite plana are yet
made with regard to the matter.
Two fine portraita have recently been com
pleted by Mr. T. W. Wood The one la of our
late esteemod townpmnn, Mr. T 0 B tlley, and
the other of hla little gon "Teddy"and the
dF!. ," I,ePIer-" The latter represents the
child In the act of showing one of " lVppsr'a"
trlcks Both portraita are perfect likenessea and
are among the best productions of Mr. Wood's
Wb heard that some of the young ladies and
genilemen lndulged in a "wlne and euchre
party " last Fridty evenlng and were greatly
Burprlsed to know that it was sanctloned by
the frlends of those who were present. For
the lnformatlon of those who have not heard
the true luwarduesa of the matter, we wlll say
thtt raspberry ahrub and a game of authors
were the attractlons ot the evenlng, whlch were
tue foundatluu for the nbove report.
tral Vormont aud Montpelier & U'elU Uivor
iu, uuuunjr juuruiug. inereisnoma-
terlal phaniTA ln thnt r1 rnR,.. ,
copt that the Chlcago exnresa now arrlvHx tnn
mlnutes later than heretofore. The changes
on the Montpelier & Wells Rlver railroad are
more numeroua. All tralns leave Montpelier
earller, and. wlth the cxceptlon of the after
noon mall, all urrive earller than before.
"IlAHVEST I'mlnpa " TOoro haM of T.lu
church Suuday evenlng. Tho exercisea were
pleasant and quite varied, conslstlng malnly of
oueations bv V. II. Tnrrlll A,ni.,.. j ...
leader, wlth approprlate Scriptural quotatlons
R i ie1BS Hn3W"',, uv thB achool. Thls exercKe,
uuu wnx quiie exieninu, was lntersperied
wlth readlnL'rf nml rAflrutinna i... t.A
- r - - - .vv wmo u, JUllll
the close of these oxerclses Rev. Mr. Mlller
iukuo it iew romarKB. a latge audlence was
Tlll! vIaw nf HiU vlll
.. . ..... ...... h .i.uuj,lnliuDu uy
Mesara. l'oolennd Norris, Beems to meet tho
untnlmuinappruval of all to whom it la pre
Biiuted aud subacrlptlona have alteady been
eiven for mnrfl tlin r hnnrlrM.1 D....ti.u u..i.
Bcrlptlous have as yet beeu solicltod from the
prluclpil buslness portlun of the village only
and the proxpects for a sale of moio cnpies
7 , j . 1UD huik
needa no botter recommeudatlon than lta nrea-
Ott . Ij.ir. uola utnm. I. I... . l ...... .
. I"B","H uu u'aiiua upon tno
publlc other than its own merltg.
Tiik lpitnrA nf Tlnn IaI... i i .1.1 .
III f. 11 . v..m a. tivucil iu iiiis
vllmti'M Hrlilnv nvAnlnn wuu ....t..n ...1.1. i.i
skHchcs ot the llvea aud persoual characier-
uiiviuiMigKiiH rni.uura oi me XKHtlon, aud
wllll nnlMrtulnlnai li.M.tant.. I
.Mwuouin ,u nicir lairoors.
Mr. hreuch Bofllcial positlon gavehlman op
pottunlty to sev these men In many llghta, fn
guclal llle, ln the oxcltement of debates when
tliHrn WfTA ' lllliwa In .rla u ...ll ... . ll
and lu thelr moments of relaxatlon. Those
who near mr. rencn wlll gpeud thelr tlme
pleasantly and profitably.
Puiilio sentlment is at present more than
USUHllV linilineil Im Ihn imliul ,,(,1,.....
. . .r ..... ... u . uu atmji B3
pn otir btreet on buudayfl. People aro annov ed
by the hllarlty and rowdyism whlch exlst
upon themoatpromlnent street", and whlch are,
In a large meaaure, the dlrct rosult of the sale
ot Intoxlcatlng llquors. The drug gtorfs aro
glven the rlght to gell medlclneg or put np pro
crlpt ona in caseg of neccmdtv, but It ls alleged
thatllquorlggold In dlsobedlonco tothe law.
Lagt Sunday one ot the galoons waa open dur
ing the day. Messra. Babcock & Cutler do not
open thelr store on Sunday and Mr. Bascom
announcea hla Intentlon henceforth to keep
cloaed throughout the day. We hope theothor
drugglsta wlll make a glmllar movement ln the
interest ot law and order.
Benjamin F. Mriuull tho englneer who
was injured on the Bnrre road several yeara
ago, haa recently c.irapleted a large clock whlch
is an Interestlng plece ot workmanahlp. To
gether wlth tho common dlals for hour nnd
aecond handp, and one indlcitlng the days of
the month, ls one ot peculiar form showing the
moon in its dally phasea. At the top of the
maln dlal ate two hemlapheres so placed that
an artlficlal moon as it rlses bebind the one, or
Beta behind the other, is presented In the exact
form In whlch the orlglnal appears in the
heavena at the same tlme. Its positlon
changea llke that of the real ono aa the daya
paea by. Mr. Merrlll made the meehanlcal
portlon throughout. The moonB, of whlch
there are neceasarlly two, were paluted by T.
W. Wood. Theso represent the chubby face
of a gmall bny, the ono beamlng with smllea
and tho other evlncing a stite of teriible
mental ngony. The paint upon tho dlal is
fired, llke that o( a watch. The cape whlch ls
constructed of hand'omo black walnut, la the
work of Mr. Oliver Wheelock.
Laharee. The venerable Rev. Dr. Benja
min Labaree dled at Walpole, N. II.. Nnvcra
ber 15th, In his eighty.seeond year. Dr. Laba
ree was born In Charleatown, N. II , January
3, 1801, was graduated from Dartmouth college
ln 1828 and from Andover theolnglcil Bemlnary
ln 1831, aud was nrdalncd to the mlnNtry ln the
same year. In 1832 he was appolnted professor
of the anclent lancunges lu Jackson college,
Tennossee, and ln 1830 he becarrie president of
the Instltutlon, hoidlug tho tfflce, however,
only untll Aprll, 1837. He then bfcame secre
tnry of the Ceutral Educatlonal Societv, New
iork. October 1, 1840, he was elected presi
dent of Middlebury college (-ucceedlng Rev.
Josbua Bitcs), and fllled the positlon wlth
credlt to hlmself and beneflt to the college for
twenty-slx years. Soon after his reslgoatlon
bo ncted as an Instructor at Dartmouth college
for two or three years; and for two years,
1869-71, he waa pastor of the Congregatlonal
church at Hyde Park, Mass.
Cadk. Agaln the community of Cabot has
been inexprespibly hocked and saddened by the
Budden illness and death of Mamle Cade, only
child of Charles Cade, who has aerved the pub
llc faithfully and well for the paat two yea as
proprletor of the Winooski hotel. She was a
young lady of great promise, greatly beloved
and esteemed by all that knew her for her
many personal attractlona and her lovely and
lovable character. The circumstances of her
death were painful in the extreme She retired
in usual health Tucsday evenlng, the 5th inst.,
was found in the mornlng unconcl'iua and re
malned thus nntll her death, which occurred
two days later. The funeral servlces were
held in the Metbodlat church Sunday. The
numeroua glfts of rareand costly flowers whlch
adorned the cask t, and the large audlence in
attendance gave evldence of the intense sym
pathy felt for the famlly In this aad bereave
ment. A large proceiision of echoolmates at
tended the remains to the cemetery, l.
Hitt, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Hlttof Northfield
have recelved a heavy blow ln the Inss ot their
only child and beloved aon, Joseph Edwin Hltt,
aged three years, nlne monthg, twenty dayg.
Tne little boy had been sick with cold and sore
throat for Bome days, but appeared to be con
valescent, when, suddenly, his diaease took the
fatal form of dlphtheretlc croup, and on Sun
day, at 10: 49 a. m , his splrlt took its depart
ure from the mortal body. leaving a household
cblldless and bereaved lndeed. The funeral
Bervlce was held on Monday at 2:30 P. M , at
he house of the parenta In Northfield, after
whlch the remalna were curled by rail to
Montpelier, and there conveyed tothe cemetery
and cummitted to the ground In the famlly lot
Ned, aa he was always called. was a raanly and
beautiful boy, one that would be readlly eln
gled out as one capable of excelllng in the race
of life, and whoae sympithetlc nature would
form tbo llL'ht and life of the home. He wlll
long be missed, not only under the roof tree
whlch he baa left, but alao In the clrcle of hia
relatlves, hla frlends nnd neighbora. Mr. and
Mra. Hltt have the heartfelt sympathy of tho
community at large, whlch recoguizes the fact
that thla Is a he.ivy bluw from the hand of
their heiveuly Father. We would comfort
them wlth ihe hope that he la on the hlghway
to a more perfect ond glorioua mnnhood In a
better life, and to the abode whlch la our true
horae and where our loved onea shall be found
agaln. r a 0
SrnAaoE, Alonzo F. Sprague was barn In
Hudson, N U February 14th. 1831 and died
in Ctbot, November 7th, 1883, aged fif y-two
years. He was tbeson of Loammi and Roxana
Sprague. His muther waa tho oldest dau hter
pf Jacob Putuam, E q., of Marshfield In 18i7
his parenta went to Marshfield where hla father
died, April 17th, 1843. At the age of twelve
yeara he entered the store of Hon. E. D Put
nam, his uncle, then residing in 51rbhfisld,
but now of the iirm of Putnam & Marvln of
Montpelier. Here he remalned five yeara af
ter whlch he went to East Burke for an engage
ment of one year, at the close of whicu he
came to Lower Cabot and went loto the store of
Salma Filaaell aa clerk and remained here un
tll 1852. Trade had been his study for nlne
years and he considered hlmself qualified for
buslnens upon his own responsibiliiy. At the
age of twenty-two yeara he came to the village
of Cabot and bought out a small stock of gooda
and rented the Btore then known as the Israel
Cuttlng Btore. Here success attended hlm
from the very first. Indeed, he proved to be a
model man of buslness, upright, prompt, faith
ful to all engagemeota, attentive, careful, cur
toous and possesaed of that raresagaclty whlch
but few busineaa men have, he wun the confl.
dence of all with whom he had bmlness rola-
tltins. In ft i.ilnun. t.i..
, . i ...... .u wrniu iu tum luwn
and a partnershlp waa formed under the firm
II tl IY1 1b a I ' . I . .1 .. . K, C
" "'"'' ojirnKUO. m 1608 Mr.
Sprague bought out Mr. Putnam'a interest and
then agnin he became the entire owner of the
buslness In 1873 he formed a partnershlp with
Hiratu W ella, largely lucreahiui? their buslness
Hll tlllLt tllAV hflri fll. t-ni.. Kunn 1
the largest niBrcantile firina of northern Ver-
Tnnnt In 1CHrt - o.. - ...
j ajjr.,KU0 waaaipunted
ppatmaster and held the olllce untll his death,
glvlng unlversal satlsfactlun to all the patrong
of the olllce. For several yeara It has been
evldent that tho terrlble dlseaie, consumption,
waa dranlng lta cords tlghter aud tlghter
arouud hlm, tftit he waa lutd aalde from hla
buslne.-a only ubout one week, paBsIuguwsy
Biiddeuly on tbe mornlng bf the 7th inst. la
hia doath the lown has lost au honest buslness
mau and In his demUe has passed away the
last leadlng businefa man of thlrty years ago.
Ou faaturdiy. the 10th. Iiupresflvo funeral
aervlcea nere heldattho Congregatlonal church
conducted by tho iiastor, Rev. 11. A. Ru.sell.
attended by k large audleuca frum thla aud ad'
jolnlng towna, altor whlch his reiualus were
I.. iiiiniirlaH t. i ..... .i . .
iu i,lulr Bl re.iuiig piace ln the
vllUge cemetery wlth Masonlo honora con
ducttd by Green Muuntaln lodge of whlch he
Waa u charter member. F,
WiurMi.-Rev. S. 11. Roblnsonof Waitsfield
preachi d un hagt Hlll last Suud ty, In exehange
with Rev. W. A. Averill. Rev, Mr. Jackson
preached Ihoio iu the evenlng.
M and Mna Gkorok GiLLKTTKof Suflleld,
Conn., have been visltlug at Wllll.im H.irmon's.
Aoain we have a new stage-driver, Van
Dusen bavlug sold his Interest to I). II Steele.
Mr Steele has moved from Eist lllll into tho
Thk meetlngs held In thla vlllago during the
past week have been very Interetlng. We
are sorry more could not havo attended them.
Reva. Willlama, Hult. Jackson, Lord and Brig
ham frum nbroad havo been present. hie
llieetlnPil p.llitlnnn ii.im.1. ... I .i-
ot thls week " aix.rt.on
LimtAitv FuitNiTunK and bookciaegof en
tlrely new deslgua of beautltul flulsh have just
,u 1.110 nnrnuuilia Ol t'UIUe g, 48
Caual street, BoBton, and lllustrated prlce llat
j w. .mvpu vui. uu uau uy man.