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MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 19, 1883.
VOE. 79. 4027. NO. 10.
Wcltmnt $ $Totmml.
WEDNESDAY, DKUKMUKR 10 1883.
Chaiigfl nf Tlme.
Tlio date to wliloh It la neceraary for our gnb
gcrlbers to pay In order to get Good Cheer
one jear froo la set forward ono month at
the brglnnlng o( each month. For the
present all gubscribers, old or new, who
wlll pay for Tiib Watciiman to December 1,
1684, wlll rocelve Qood Cheer one year vtierc
Bend seventeen cents for the odd months.
Tlioae who do not wlsh to lake np wlth thls
offor ato requested to settle tliolt ducs ag goon
M posslble, as we ato tn Immedlate need ol the
The Watciiman for 1884.
The comlng year wlll be crowded wlth stlr
rlng polltlcal evonta. In the field of natlonal
politlcs the prosldential canvass wlll be tho all
abeorblog aubjoct ot peoplo'B thonghts. Tho
Blgna betoken one ot tho most determlaed po
lltlcal contests In the hlatory ot the country.
Partlea are nearly evenly balanced. The do
moorary wlll renew thelr repeated gtruggle to
wrost (rora thelr opponenta the powcr they
have wlelded for nearly a qaarter ot a century.
The repub'.lcan paity wlll gtrenuoualy mtlntalu
the leaae ot the powor It haa uged wlth bucU
Ignal benefit to thewhole country and to.man
klnd. The relatlon ot Vermont to thls Impend
ing crlsla la tho hlstory ot the repnbllcan party
and the affalra ot the conntry wlll bo ot a close
and responsible character. In any evont, her
boII wlll be the early battle-ground ot the grent
ontest. Among all the emlnent namos on the
pmty rolls there Is nono so fit for the cfflco of
presldent as her dlstlngutshed senator, and
none to whlch Ia bo unlversally conceded the
post of leadership. The natlonal conte.it has In
faot opened wlth the assembllng of congresa.
To the event of paramount interest and lm
portance, the presldcntial eleciloo, is added the
fact that Vermont hergelf wlll In the electlon ot
nezt year choosesuccessora to all her gtate ofll
cerg, from reptesentatlves of towng and cotin
tiea In the leglslature to governor, and repre
gentatlves in the honse and eenate of the con
gresa ot the Unlted States. The crownlng
affair of local Importance In thls petlod wlll be
tbe blennlal leglslatlve aesslon. Matters rclat
Ing to the protection and advancement of taz
reformatlon, to tho hlghwayg, to edncatlon,
and to the general affalra ot the stato, wlll
come up for conslderatlon, upon whlch It ig the
duty, It not the pleagure, ot every cltlzen to
read and be Informed. Ilere 1s a perlod, ex
tending from the present to January 1, 1885,
whlch wlll be thlckly crowded wlth events of
the hlghest interost and of vitnl linportanco to
the state and the nation. JVb thlnking citizen
will wish to be wilhout u good ttate ntwrpaper
durlcg thls perlod, Tiib Vkkmomt Watcii
man baa been greatly enlarged, put In proper
torm, and new facllltles procured for its suc
essf ul publlcatlon, wlth tbe gpeclal end in vlew
of providlng for the people of Vermont juat
iuoh a paper as they would wish to have at ull
timea, and partlcularly for the stirrlog tlmea ln
the near future. Ita record In tbe past is the
b-etgnaroDly Itcangive for the Tuture, as tolts
ooarse jwlltlcally and upon those non-pulittcal
matters whlch, llke agriculture, education, tax
ation, temperance, and state aCf.tlrs generally,
have to do wlth moiils and good progreselve
government ratber than wlth pirtlean polltic.".
Except as tlme and increasiog ezperlence shall
enable lts conductora to treat these gubjecta
more Intelligently and moro guccessfully, no
pledgo for tbe future that 1s not gupplled by
the past can be glven.
The pre-f mlnence of The Watciiman as a
good agrlcultural paper for tbe farmers of Ver
mont has been long conceded. The vetoran
editor of thls departmentwlll malntatn hU con
nection wlth ,the piper, and enlarged space wlll
be glven him for the dlscmslon of farra buo
jects, a change whlch cinnot fall to rccelve tho
hearry approbatlon of the farmlng communl'.y.
EspecUlly wlll Tue Watciijian bo a newtpoper.
The gathering, editlng in an attractive and
rcadable form, and publl shlng of local new) has
becorae a disllnguishlng feature in lts present
management. Tho extension and lmprove
msnt of tbls essentlal f unctlon of a stito paper
will be steadily and Bystematlcally gustalned
Oemral ncun, domeatic and forelgn wlll
be most carefully summarlzed and cdlted
from week to week. The cholce mlecella
neous, famlly, moral and rellglous gelecttons,
whlch have alwayg been a popular and n dls
tingulsblng feature In the raake-op ot the pa
per, will not be suffered to deterlorate ln quallty
or ln quantlty.
ForS2 00 in advance TnK Watciiman wlll
be gent to new gubscribers until Januaiy 1,
1835, and Good Cheer ono year. Qood Cheer
la a new munthly paper of glzteen pagej, of
very lnterestlng literary matter. A gatnple
copy will be gent on appllcation. Those who
may receive gample coples of Tiib Watciiman
are lnvlted to give lt a thorough ezamlnatlon
and to gend in thelr gubserlptlong, lf they flnd
Itworthyof thelr patronage. Our lncreatlog
enbccrlption 11st shows that the paper la galn
ing In the estlmatlon of the publio.
For 85.25, paid ln advance, we will gend
elther the Atlantlc Monthly, llarper's ilaga
ttne, Wckly, or JJaxar, and Tiie Watciiman
and Qood Cheer one year.
For S5 5'), paid in advance, we wlll gend the
Otntury Magazlne (foimeily Scribner'i), The
Watciiman and Good Cheer for one yeA?.
Oucos at BaBcom'gl
Dolijj at Webster's.
Tatknt medlclnes at Ilascom'all
Tiik flneBt cigars at Ilascom'nlll
Kid, waz and cUlna dolls at Webster's.
Klkoant handkerchlef eztracta at Bas
tom'bllll Dia trade In " Dlamond Dyes" at Bas
com'olllll Au Atiikiiton, Waterbury, has gotaboau
tlful llne ot tollot gets.
SMOKiNa-sets at Webster's.
Ciiiculatino library at II. IC Slnyton's.
IIoliuav gooda nt cost at Iinos' drug gtoro.
Go to Al. Atherton'g, Waterbury, for mous
CiiiusTMAs cards, tbe handsomest ln town,
Dk sure and get yonr dinnera at Korton'a
Finb peifumerles, Lubln'g eztracta, at W.
K Carpentet'a, Waterbury,
Go to Phlnney'g for a photograph album.
II e has a flne aesortment ln all slzes and styles.
Lkt'b go over to Al, Atherton'g and eee hls
new Chrletmas goods.
China bread and milk getg at Al. Atherton'g,
IlotHB to rent on Barre strect Inqnlro of
Look at Al. Atherton'g flne llno of vases be
fore you buy.
Don't walt on account ot tho weather, bnt
go and buy your presenU at Webster's.
A aoLD pen makes a deslrable Chrlgtmaa
present. Phlnnty has a large stock of tho bcst
To rednce stock, brocade velvetcens wlll be
eold for forty.fWe cent (former prlce, sevonty
fire centg) at Webster's.
A uskfol thlng for a Chrlgtmaa present to a
lady is one of those handgome wrltlog-deskg
or work-bozes at KeeneV, Waterbury.
Beiilin pond waterls comlng; gols Chrlst
mas, and Norton la golng to be prepared for
the rush wlthatull llnoof trnlt, confectlon
Pockrt knlves, eclsaors, large assortment of
band mlrrors, brushea of all klnds, walletP,
razora, razor-etrops and tnblo cutleiy at Car
Wood Bouout and Sold. Those who wlsh
to buy or gell wood ot any klnd ate Inrlted to
call at K. U. Angell'a offlco. South Maln gtreet,
opposlto Uonry Lowe & Son's gtoro, or lnquiro
of J. V. Morrow.
IIanu and tollet mlrrors for ladles and gen
tlcmen, combs and brushea, gmoklng gets,
mustache cups and saucerg, wallets, ladles'
rtlver watchea (ezcellont tlme-keeperg), at
Fok Salr. One thousand Macomber'a .lm
proved hand corn and bean planterg. Agenta
wanted for all unoccupled teriltory. Forpa
tlcularg apply to 0. G. Phelpg, agent for the
state ot Vermont, Milton, Vt.
Ladibs' Bets of jewelry, solld gold finger
rlngs cameos, ametbysts, garnets, topsz, blood
stones, onyz, etc., gold and gilverthimbles, all
flne goods and ln elegant deslgns, just the
thiog for cholce Chrlstmaspresents, at Keene'g,
Thh Atlantio Monthly is an admirable
magazlne, and mlght prufltably be read by
every lntelligent famlly In the Unlted Statos.
It keeps up well tho high rrputatlon lt galned
years ago for the ezcellence of lts geilal and
short btories, eesay.', poetry and ciltlclsm. See
Fou speclaltles ln jewelry, such as Mnsonlc,
Odd Fellow and Good Templar plns and em
blems, and for everything ln the llne of ladles'
and gentlemen's jewelry, scarf-plns, gleeve
buttons, chalns, charms, etc., etc, go to
Tiib Iargest stock ot Chrlgtmag and New
Year'g cardp, fancy cards for cjllectorg, em
boised scrap-book pictureg, vlititlng cuds and
ehape novelties, ever ghown in tbe gtate, can
bo geen at the gtore ot the Union Card Com
pany, French'a block, Montpelier, Vt, See ad
vertlsement In another column.
Mus. M. L. Wki.ls of Duzbury Corners calla
attentlon to the great reductton in prlce of mil
llnory goods for the remilnder of thla month.
Pattern hata and mmy other gooda at cost,
and raueli bcloio cost, to reduce tbe stock be
fore J muary 1st. Tbere is a good opportunity
offeted for Chilstmas presents, cheap.
II. E. Slayton has, without doubt, the Iarg
est stock of albums ever ln town, and the
ptlces are below competltlon. A boautiful
loather-bound one for card, cablnets and pnels
for only 82 25. Also a full stock of chlldren's
books, faccy box papers, games, and pocket
cutlery, Christmas cards, etc., at lowe.-t prices.
Call and seo.
A dime temperance concert wlll be glven by
the mldtloa band of the Baptlst rburch thls
(Wednesday) evcnlng, at seven o'clock, in the
veatry, after whlch artlcles mado by the band
and tbtlr friends will be for gale. Cake and
coflee wlll be served for ten cents j the pro
coeds are to be usod in turnishing the cburch
parlor. Chlldren under ten years admltted
freo. All are lnvlted.
A. T. Stiiaw & Co. have now In gtock black
walnut, ash, chentnut and palnted chamber
sets; parlor, dlnlng and common tablea; wll
low, basket and all klnds of cbalrs; loungeg,
mattragses, spring bed., mirrors and all goods
ln thls line, for Christmas presents Call and
see us, and buy somethlng for yonrself, wife
son, daughter, or some frlend. A. T. Straw &
Co., Maln gtreet, Waterbury, Vt.
At J. G. Morrlson & Co.'a store, on State
ftreet, may be found many useful and sensible
goods for the hollday trade at prices go that all
can afford to purcbase. Just step ln and see
for yourselves. Owlng to late purchasea our
gtock of clrcularg and dolmang, Langtry'g,
Newmarkets and chlldrens' gaiments is still
large, though prices are way dovm, but not
"lessthan cost." Look throngh our depaft
ments, even it you do not wish to purchase.
TnK U. V. M. Gloe Club of Burlington college
wlll glve concerta at Waterbuiy Center and
Barre on the eronlngs of December 19 and 20,
respectively. Tickets have already been placed
on tale and announcements posted. Thelr pro
gramme wlll conslst of Jjlly college gongs,
gleei, quartets and solos. Tliere is a pe cullar
charm about college songs that will insure en
joymentto all who attend, and the boysought
tohavea large audlence. Tlckots twenty.five
and thirty.flvo cents. Give the boyg a good
Tjib suspense Ig over. The committee has
reported and the vlllage has voted to have and
get water from Berlin pond. But Christmas bas
not comej a few days remain ln whlch to gelect
presents for tho little ones and for those that
are older. You wlll fmd a blg gtock of waz
and chlua dolls, dressed dolls, toys, games,
fancy cups and saucerg, mnjullca ware, cologne
sets, vases, dcesslng-caseH, smoklng-sets, bor
dored llnen and sllk handkeichlefs, wallets,
etc, and a llne llno ot dry goods all cheap, at
Kkknk'b, Waterbnry, la a, verltable bazar.
Uesidvs the artlcles whlch have been named, be
hns a large varlety of watcbes from 0 up
watdj; a lull llno of cholce plated waro of every
klnd and descrlptlon, all ldigors' best goods;
knlves, forks, i-poons, and numeroua artlcles of
bousehold mllity or ornament In guld and
sllver; a large stock of albums and Christmas
cards and scrap-books; liarmonlca, all glzes
and prices; Japanese goodB, handkerchlef and
glove-bozes, revolvera and cartrldges, band
bells, tbermometera, pocket knlves, etc, etc
WnitN you are looklng for hollday gltts, re
raember that Scott of Waterbury baa the flneBt
gtock of goods ever ghown in town, comprMng
gold and sllver watches, gentlemen's chalns,
ladles' vest chalns, neck-chalns, gold pens,
lockets, eharmg, lace-plng, aearf-plns, cufT
buttong, braceleto, gold thlmbles, gold-bowed
gpectacles, gold rlnga (In gtono, plaln nnd
cbased), dlnner casterg, plckle casterg, Indlvld
nal casterg, cake-bngketa, borry dlshes, rtutt,
cologne gtandg, fancy napkln rlngs, chlldren' a
get', chltdren'g cnps, gpoon-holderg, butter
dlshea, gngar-bowls and creamers, teasets,
solld gterllng gllver teagpoons, nut-plcks, nut
crackers, frnlt knlves, berry rpoons, ple knlves,
galt and pepper ghakos, and the begt 1847
Kogers Brothera' knlves and forkg all of
whlch wlll be gold at bottom prices.
Kkknk'b, Waterbuiy, opposlte tho bonk, ia
headquartera for children'a gooda and toys. It
a Chrlstmag glft, from a penny whlstlo np
wardg, is wanted, you wlll flnd ltthere. Dolls
ln great varlety, toy boreos, drumg, aleds, tea
and chamber tollet sets ln china, real watches
that "go," banks, rallway tralns, teta of furnl
tnre, and among many of the novelties a
"eand powor," a toy whlch wlll amuae the
" kids " by the honr. Thege, nnd a multltude
of other thlngs whlch cannot be epeclflid, are
provlded for tho chlldren. The only wsy to
flud ont everything Is to call and ezamlne for
Ualt! OfiDEit NuMneit Onk I All sol
dlerg and gatlorg and the publlo at large, wlth
thelr wlves and chlldren, are ordered to report
ln the vestry of Trlntty church ln Montpelier,
Frlday evenlng, December 28, 1883, at slx
o'clcctr gharp, tbere to walt for orders to fall ln
for ratlons. Post Brooka, G. A. It., are to f ur
nlsh a soldiers' supper, composed of baked
beans, hard tack, and coffeo, all to be served
out on tln platea and In tin dlppere. Admlgtlon
and supper for fllteen cents. The clergy are
ezpectrd to be present and give some gtlrrlng
lemarks. Tbe old war-borse, General Tbomap.
will be present to cheer the bgys. A glee club
wlllglngwar songs. Instrumental muslo wlll
algo be f nrnlshed. Supper wlll be served from
half.past slx to elglit o'clock. The committee
are D. Carr, G. W. Colby, Wlllard Uolden, W.
Stkp Into Carpenter'a, Waterbnry, and ex
amlne hls large gtock of gooda gultable for
ChrlstmaB or every-day necessltics. Ile baa a
great varlety ot lampg (glnss, gtandard and
hanglng), and ln cholce tblngs In glass and
crockery be has a great range for gelectlon.
There are china bread and milk sets, just the
thing for a nlco present to a chlld. He has
also elegant china and majollca frnlt platea,
glass cako-baakets, china teasets, cologne sets,
all in new and tasteful deslgns. Look over
his gtock of pretty tblnga In china, decorated
galt and pepper ghakea, decorated plateg,
mig (plain and decorated), Japaneae teapots,
plaln and decorated tollet sets, beautlful vases,
decanters and jugs for oil or vlnegar, etc,
etc. He has so many thlngs in glass and crock
ery that are rare and beautlful, a vislt and ex
amlnatlon must be niade to get the whole gtory.
Quitk a nnmber of preferred deposltors In
the St. Albana Trust Company wlll, throngh
thelr attorneys, appeal from tbe recent de
clslon of Judge Royce.
Tiib grand juryof Windsor countyhave re
porUd thirty-nlne truebllls, one being agalnst
Stephen C. Wyman of Weston for the murder
ot hls infant chlld. Wyman Is In jall at
CoMiTKOLi.Kn Knox haa ordered Receiver
tlendeetopiepare for adivldend In favor of
the deposltors ln the Vermont natlonal bank of
St. Albans. The dividend wlll be a emall one
twelve and one-half per cent.
Undeii the heading of " Faahlona" the Rut
land Ihrald aaya that Captaln A. E. Leaven
worth, prlnclpal of Castleton academy, was se
rlously injured by a recent fall and was un
conccious for some tlme. It seema to us that
it is rather late to tbus be trylng to get tbe fall
Tiib Poultney Journal eaya: "The cornet
band attended the funeral of John Heath at
Mlddle Granville Sunday rrornlng. Ile had
many friends in thls village who eztended thelr
sympathy to the bereaved famlly." They
doubtless nooded it, eBpecially if the ull band
A Bauiik correspondent of the Clipper gayg
that "Dr. George Nlchola for goveruor, Gen
eral Rlpley for lleutenant-governor, DuBoIs
for state treasurer, C. S. Page for gecretaiy of
state, and Colonel E. Ilenry Powell for state
auditor, would make a slate that would be
bard to break."
A Gouldsville merchant advertlses In the
Northfield New that he has ln gtock a " full
llne of patent medlclnes, wash-tubs, palls,
raops.brooras." This classlficatlon Indlcateg
guch an appreciatlon of the eternal fltness of
thlnga aa Is not nsually possessed by the pro
prletor ot a corner grocery,
We are Informed by telephone that the rake
factory of D. S. Patterson & Son of Brookfield
took flre about half.past elght o'clock Monday
nlgbt and burned, wlth all lts contenta. Losa
on stock 82,000; no Insnrance. Thebnlldlng
was insured for 81.200. The fire ia supposed
to have taken from one of the gtoves.
Tiiosb of our pitrons wbose subscriptlons
ezplre January lt ghould renew promptly and
thus gecure Good Cheer for the year free, and
all otherg are remlnded that Good Cheer ls
gentree to those who wlll pay arrearaea to
the tlme of maklng tbeir remlttance and nleo
pay for a year In advance. You cannot afford
not to accept tbls offer. .
Tiib Central Vermont rallroad ehops and
fonndry nt St. Albans and Rutland are now
run on elght-honr tlme, the new arrangement
golng Into eiTect Monday. There bas been, no
occaslon for thls reductlon ln tlmo duilug tbe
lastfour yoars, and tho announcement wasa
great surprlse to the men. The hourg aie
from 7:15 a. m. to 4:15 r. m.
Tiik December term of Orange county court
began on Tuceday. Thore are two hundrcd
and one cases on tho law docket and thlrty
threo ln chancery. The jury calondar con.
talns forty-seven cases, but of these, tlireo at
loast arecaBes ln whlch Judge Rouellls dls
quallfled to nlt and must bo contlniicd, as no
other judgo can come thls term.
Tma paragraph ts tho best oxplanatlon of the
reaBon why the genlal colonel was not elected
sergeant-at-arms of thosenate: " For sergeant
at arms, Senator Ilawley put lu nominatlon
Colonel W. P. Canuaday of North Carollna,
and Senator Kdmuods nomlnated Colonel
George W. Hooker of Vermont. Cannaday ro
celved twenty-seven votos and Hooker siz."
Jameh Dunn of Kozbury, a brakeman on the
Central Vermont, was run over by tbecnra and
hls rlght nrm crushed, at North Williston,
Thursday mornlog. He was taken to the
Mary Fletcher hospltal at Burlington, and the
injured arm was amputatod at the ghoulder.
Tbe unfortunate man survlvtd the nmputatlon
but a few hourg, howevtr. He was about
thlrty years of ago. It is supposed he fell from
the top of the car.
St. JoiiNgnonY Irdex: "Mr. D. R. Locke
(Nasby), editor of the Toledo Dlade, Is soon to
make a ttlp through the suto for the pnrpose
ofobservlng the worklngs and effect ofthe
prohlbltory law. We suggest that a committee
of the prers. conglgtlng of Brotber Cnmp of the
Erprtu and Ovlatt, moral and dramatlo editor
of XRArgu, be delrgated to meetMr. Locko
and see that he Is f nrnlshed wlth rollable sta
tlstica concernlng the trafflc."
Tiik White rlver medlcal goclety held lts an
nual meeting at Wltaon'a hotel, Bethel, last
week. The retlriug presldent, Dr. E. J. Flsh,
read a paper npon " Physlology and hyglene
as common school rtndles." Interettlng cases
were rrporKd by Drs. Havitand and Hunting
ton ol Roohegter and Chaff eeof South Strafford,
The ofllcerg for the comlng year are: Dr. A. L.
Balley of West Rtndolph, presldent; Dr. Ilav
lland of Rochester, vlce-presldent; Dr. L. M.
Grcene of Bathel, secrotaiy and treasurer.
Tiib postmaster-general decldes thatlabels,
patterns, playlng cards, tickets, photographp,
engravlngs, samplea of prlntlng, valentlneg,
fancy llthogrnphed and cngraved cards (ln
clndingChrisimts, New Yearand Etstercarde),
addresa tagg, tcrap pictures, blank books, desk
blotters, wlth or without prlntlng thereon, and
also maps, prlnts, gbow cards, etc, prlnted on
or attarhed to other materlal than ptper (whlch
inclndea card-board), or mounted on rollera
or wlth metal blndlngs, or in frames, must pay
poatsge of tho fourth claas, or one cent an
Messekger: "Two St. Albans young men
were ln Boston a few days ago, and attended
an evenlng entertalnment at the Howard.
Durlng the performance a banjo-plsyer caine
out toamuse the audlence, and at the close ot
his song the St. Albans delegatlon thought he
had 'flnlshed hls appearance, and got up to
leave tha hall. But the perforraer came back on
to the etage, and when the ' boys' were about
half way down the alsle he called out to them:
What'a the nse of golng ont, bojg? Wby
don't you have lt bronght ln?' This broke np
the honse for about five mlnntea go that the
eliow could not proceed."
Henky G. Vknnou, the gelf.styled "practl
cal meteorologist," again Infllcts hlmselfona
long-sufTerlng publlc wlth the followlng gtate.
ment: "Tho phenomenal character of thepres
ent winter, held forth by me now for tho past
siz montns, geems about being verlSed. Fur
tber, tho redor ruddy tlnt in the gky concern
lng whlch go much oxplanatlon has been at
tempted seems, to my way of reasonlng, to
indlcate torma of unusual warmth durlng latter
portlorf of present month and mnch of January.
les, even summer warmth In mld-wlnter,
But Marcb and Aprll wlll probably glvo us the
cold and gnow lacklng through the first halt
of the winter."
A wrlier in the Lowell Courfer tella this
gtory of the late Governor Mattocks of this
state i " On the very last day of the year, the
governor belog on a journev. snent tbe nl?ht
at the bospltablo house of a frlend. On the
mornln? of New Year'a dav. as he was bathlno-
and pr'.oarlng for breakfast, he nnfortunately
io..ui3 agnini u-.v uojT as tao neaa ol tho
stalrs ieadlng to the kitchen. Tbe door gave
way and the malda of the household, whlle
busy preparlng for the mornlnir meal. wera
astonbhed to see, rolllng and tumbllng Into
tlielr preeence, a cnubby, fat old gentleman in
a most unpresentable attlre. But ln this honr
of dlsmay the governor's ready wlt came
promptly to bls aid ; for politely ezclalmlng,
' Ladles, 1 wlsh you all a hnppy New Year,' he
hastened back to hls tollet."
Aittek reading tbat slngularly modest edl
torial in the Argus, InBt week, the wrlter waa
remlnded so forclbly of a gtory whlch he re-
cently read that he wlll glve lt here. A trav
eler on a turnpike came to a toll-gate and,
although the gate waa open, gought tho absent
kcepertopiy the toll. Dlllgent gearch about
the houo and barn falled to brlng hlm to
llght, but he was tiaally found in the field and
tbe usual fee paid to hlm. The keeper then
inquired why hls frlend did not drlve along
without paylng the toll. " Because I am an
honest man," he replied. " Dld you look for
me ln the honse?" "Yes." "And in the
barn?" "Yes." " And then came clear down
hereto py me?" "Yes." " Boy," gald tbe
gute-kceper to hls llstenlog gon, "watch that
man until he ls out of glght. Ile ls too honest
to have around." When a paper makes guch a
f uss over ltn honesty and Independence, it will
Tiik annnal meeting of the Vermont State
Grange was held at Bellows Falls last week,
Worthy Master Colonel A. B. Franklin, presid-
Ing. Tbe meeting 'on Wednesday alternoon
was open to tbe publlo and waa largely at'
tended. Addresaes were made by Hon. E. M
Goodwin of Ilartfoid, II n. Henry Ltne of
Cornwall, Mr. 0. M. Tinkham of Pjmtret and
Dr. II. A. Cuttlng. At the evenlng meeting,
after the uiual openlng with muslc, Hon. M.
W. Davls made a brlef but eloquent address ot
welcome and greetlng to the gtate grange In
behalf ot tbe people of Bellows Falls and vl
clnlty and tbe board ot agiiculture. Thls waa
responded to by Mr. E. E. Andrews ot Borlin.
Invitations were announced and eztended to
all present, from tbe Vermont fnrm machlne
company, to vlslt thelr works, and also from
the Fall Mountaln paper company to vlslt tbelr
mllls. Ilon. James Draper of Worcester, mas
ter of the Massachusetta state grange, gave an
addreis, ln whlch he ezplained the worklng of
tbe order ln that state. Colonel Franklin dc
IWered liU annual address, whlch waa broad
In lts fcojio and waa aa gord for the peoplo ln
general as for farmers and membera of the
graDge. Tbe meetlngs were very pleasant nnd
agreeablo to all present. Thoso of Thurgday
were prlvute, and a large amount of "order"
work was accompllshed.
"Judok Lukk P. Por.ANU of Vermont is,
porhaps, the most strlklng of tho new con
grcsBiuon," wrltea a Washington correspondent
t) the Cleveland Leader. "He has a slonder,
well-bullt form of full slx faet, and though
now neaily seventy years of ago, he gtandg nt
gtrnlght as a tulegra,b puleln hls old-tlme unl
form of navy blue broadcloth and gllt buttons.
Ho baa a largo and nublo head, covered with
theflnest of halr, whlter than newly-washed
wool, nnd hls brown, benevolent face, orna
mented wlth well-combed slde hUkersof tho
gamo hue, glvea hlm tho appearance of tho
typlcal grandfatber of the story book, the per
eonlllcatlon ot nll that is good, klnd and
mauly. A noble-looklog fellow la thls Judgo
Poland of Vermont, and he is, to all appear
ances, not a day older than when he gat hero
ten yeara ago ezamlnlng Schuyler Colfax and
otbers ns to thelr acqualntance wlth the Credlt
Moblller. Judge Poland haa a hlgh forehead,
whlch hangg out over a palr of very brlgbt
eyea ot dark brown. Hls noso Is large and
stralght, and his month grave, but pteaslng.
He hns fnll cheeka ot a ruddy brown, and a
face free from the wilnkles nnd ravagos of
tlmo. He wlll contend wlth Judge Kelley as
being the grandfathor ot the house, and he
already lookj around wlth a fatherly alr upon
tho younger men on all sldes ot hlm. Judge
Poland g career bas bcon one of long oOlce
holdlng. At tho ago of elghteen, when Jack
son bfgan to gerve hls second term, he waa
admltted to the bar ln a Vermont vlllngo.
Three years later he obtained a mlnor ofllco
about the county conrt-honse, and he has kept
In ofllco pretty mnch ever slnce. For seven
teen contlnuons yeara he waa elected judge ot
the aupreme bench ot Vermont, and thls ho
leftto takongeit In the Unlted Statea aenate
to fl'l tho vacancy caused by Senator Colla
mer'sdeathln 18C5. Two years afur he lett the
aenate he waa gent to the lower house and
served there for four terms, durlng the second
of wblch he waa chairman ot the Credit Mo
blller investlgatlon, aa above stated."
Wk havorecelved from Superlntendent Dartt
the school gtatlstlcs ot thls gtate for the year
cndlng March 31, 1883, aa followa:
Nnmber of nrhool dlatrlcts 2 jto
Nnmber of pabllo lchoo'l , j,M3
ATerage nnmber ol djof lohool In tha jear, 131
Nnmber ot diSerent Kbotsra rnrollrd In tbe
publlo tcbools ttflil
Nnmber of tcholara between flve and twentr
jearaoteenrored . 72, 1M
Nnmber ot dys' ttendnce to each tcholar
Nnmb'erof acho1aratlendngprivatechuol, ,SI
Nnmber of male teachera M)
Nnmber ot fennle teachers 3,74s
Nnmber of teacbera who bad attended a Ver
mont norniM scbool 508
ATerei wages per week lir niAle teachers. .. $ S 12
rerge wsg per weez for femaleteachera.. 4 83
Amount raUed by town tax for (ohool pur-
P" 1S6.973 19
Amount ralted bj dltttlct Ui for ichool pur-
poaea 17593 03
Amount recelred from rent of landa 9,4W 84
Amount receWed from other sourcea 7.1 18 69
ToUl revenne for tctiool pnrpo'es MS.SIO 41
Amount paid for teachers' wages 404 247 48
A mount paid for fuel 3J 50
Amount paid for rrpilr 34071 91
Amount patd for new bulldlng J6.W1 14
Amount paid for new furnlture 9,134 4S
Amount paid for IncldenUla 22,031 3S
ToUl expendllnre for achool pnrposei MS.289 C4
Approprlatloni to normal schools 720 00
Comparing the above with the report for
the provloua year, ending March 31it, 1882, It
la found that the number ot echools haa ln
creascd twenty-seven; theaverago number ot
dayg of achool has lacreased four and one-balt;
the number of scholarg enrolled between the
aeea of Hve and twenty yeara haa decreased
013. There haa been a decrease In the number
of male teachers of 103, nnd an Increaso ln tbe
nnmber of female teachers of twenty-two.
The wngea of male teachers have lncreased
81 00 per month, and of female teachers 81.08
per month. The total recelpta for school pur-
poses Increased 557 539.11, and the total ezpon
dlturo Increased 881 81 1.76.
Wk prlnt ln another column of Tiik Watch-
man an arllcle from the Argus and Patrtot
wblch Ig " nnlque" for lts modesty aud humtl-
Ity. Understandlng the proneness ot our con'
4oiaporary to " hlde ltj llaht under a bnshel."
(n n gpirlt ot phllanthropy we have taken lts
candle from lts concealm ent and put lt in Tiik
Watciiman candlestlck that It mav elve Ilch
to the whole gtate. We furlher adjust thla lit
tle rellf ctor In order that our shrlnklng f rlend'a
penny dlp may throw ita beams far out Into a
naughty world. Nomere eztract from "Our
Duty to Kepubllcms " could do thesubject jua-
tice. tue nrticie must be Been lu lts stupen'
dous whole to be fully appreclated, and go, for
the edlfication of republlcans and of our
many democratlc friendi who mlght otherwlae
ralsa it altogether, we prlnt the artlcle without
abridgment. Much counsel dnrkeneth wlsdom
and much commentary on thla productlon
would havo tbo samo becloudlug effect. We
presume, however, that no one wlll challenge
our contemporary'a boaat of "nearly seven
thousand gubscribers," but why lt ls we cannot
tellthatln thU connection thls Scrlptureoc.
curato ua: " Wbere thecarcass Is, there will
tue eagles be gathered together." Moreover,
the periodlcal publlcatlon of lts "black llst"
and the more frequent threata of publlcatlon,
wlth the terms of ploua admonltlon and obiur
gatlon whlch are therein employed, would cun-
vey the lmpression tbat as nsual our too mod
est conteraporary has understated rather than
ezaggerated the facts in rpgnrd to iu follow
ing. The beautlful conalstency that bolls an
ezemplaryand benevolent chlef judge whole,
but gpews out of lts vlrtuous mouth a mlserly.
mlsanthroplc, private cltlzjo, should wln the
wonderlngadffilrationof the world. Verily, we
have "aDanlel come tojudgment." " Wealono
dare dlacusa questlons without fearor tavor."
So runs the orncle. " We alone " dared to re
prove the hlgliest judlclal ofllcer ot tbe state
for hls offense agalnstlaw nnd mornlity. " We
alone, wltbout fearor favor," exposed the tlth
Ing nnd ofllclal frallties of our lellow-churclv
man, the judge second In rank on the bench.
" We alone " have eo huugered and thlrsted
after "truth" and "Independence," ln these
and In a thousand ways llke them, tbat to
" we alone " do republlcana and democrats go
for "tbe truth about mattera and affalra In
Vermont." "We alone," llke the ostricb,
hlde our head ln the sand of our own conceit
and do not percelve that our other extremity
la exposed to publlo gaze and ildlcule. "We
alone" swell wlth the pralae we glve our
selves.but " we" in "our" eiceaslvecompla-
cency should not forget that "conceit may
puff a man up, but nver prop hlm up." Se
ilously, now, our self-laudatory nelghbor neods
a pnrllng word of admonitlun. Ita patrlaicbal
gollcltude for republlctns Is as Iaudable as lt is
gushing, but ln trylng to run both partles it 1
uuderUking a fe.it dlftlcult ot uchlevement.
Great aud luexpllcible trlcks areBomttlmos at-
tempted by hirlequlns, polltlcal and otherwiso,
but wo w.trn our varlegated frlend nrouud the
corner that hls ntteiupt to rlde two liorses
golng ln oppostto dlrectluns wlll inevltably lnud
him In tho aawdust and uncloanne.'S ot the
rlng, amld the derlslve ghouts of tho riiitll
buys on the beuchea. Try not the bare back of
tbe republlcan thoroughbred. Sllck to your
democratlc mule. You wlll havo ull you can
do to keep your seat on hU back.
At about twenty mlnutea past slx o'clock,
Saturday evenlng, tho people ot Waterbury
wero startled by a loug blast from the vthlstlo
at Warren's tannery, about a thlrd ot a mlle
from tho village, on the Stowe road. The
cause ot tho alarm was the dUcovery of llre In
tbe westerly end of the establlshment, In the
upper ioitloa of the elevator whlch convoya
the ground bark to the leacbea. When Arst
diBCOvered the flre waa a very gllght atTalr,
whlch could have been lnstantly rquelched by
an ordtnary fire eztlogulsher, a garden hose or
a pall and dlpper. But these appllances dld
not seem to bo at hand, or these on the ground
lacked tho presenco ot mlnd to ugo them.
Tbere wero several atoam pumps In the bulld-
Ing and aome hoge, but they were unavallable
for eztlngutshlng flre. Men In tbe Immedlate
vlcinlty flnally gathered palls, bnt the fiaines
had gsined a substantlal foothold by tbat tlme,
and being above the reach ot a man'g power to
throw a pall of water effectlvely the efforta In
thls dlroction were ot little avall. Tbe 8eth
Warner englne company arrlved promptly on
the gronnd, took posltlon by the brook and lald
lts hoso, bnt the nozzle was mlsslng. Tbls waa
found after the loaa ot many golden momenta.
Meantlme the pumps of the machlne refused to
respond to the action of the brakea. At lengtb,
under the appllcation of hot water, theao were
aoaked and a atream waa obtained after the
lapseot nearly half an honr. Meantlme tho
fUmes had not been Idle. They were buraling
throngh the roof ot the elevator and leach
house and cztendlng to other parts of the
bulldlng, and had got absolutsly beyond control,
All efforta were dlrected to gavlng gtock ln the
bulldlng and to protectlng the geveral bundred
corda of bark plted hard by ln the yard. The
bnlldlng was about one hundred and twenty.five
feet long and had an averago width of about
alzty feet. Thore were four lofts and each, es-
peclally tho upper one, waa heavlly gtocked
wlth leather ln the various stages of manufac
ture. Tbore were large quantities ot oll and
tallow ln barrola gtortd ln the bulldlng, much
of whlch waa romoved. Some hldea and
leather were rescued, but the bulk ot a.very
largo stock was abindoned to tbe lUmes,
whlch, oncegettiog a taste of the oll and com
bustlble materlal ln the floishing and storage
lofts, gwept through the bulldlng with filgbtful
raptdlty and terrible flerceness. A sllght breeze
trom the northeast prevalled and long stream
ers ot white fl imes were blown from the burn
ing mass, fllling the alr with an unmlstakuble
odorof burnlog leather. The spectacle when
the entlre establlshment was wrapped in flimes
waa rendered, by the olly condltlon of tbe con
tenta of the great bulldlng, ln the hlgliest de
gree magnlflcent. The acene waa at ita helght
ln about an hour after the first discovery, and
in about two hourathe flery element had done
lts perfect work and tbe o.itabllsbment was a
leveled masg of 11 tmlng dtbrts. None of the
machineiy was saved By the efforta of the
firemen and the labors of the pall brlgade tho
bark ln the yard waa auccesBfully defended.
A large shed at the westerly end ot the tan
nery, contalnlng among otber artlcles ot refuse
stock a large qumtlty of horns, waa destroyed.
There were eUhly vats, somewhat more tban
half of whlch were filled wlth llquor, bo tbat
the vata themselvea were protected and the
hldea In them preserved. The llquor had been
pumped out of tbe remainlng vata, and onlng
to a break.down ln the macblnery they bad
not been filled Again, go that these and
their contenta were gerlously damaged, if not
entirely rulned. The wind greatly favored the
surroundlng property. A very sllght tliange
northerly would havo been fatal to the Seabury
grlst-mill, on the opposlte slde ot tbe stream.
The old Cataract englne waa taken ,up and
placed ln posltlon to protect tbls property,
whlch was at one tlme ln some danger from
tbe great heat. A portlon bf the stock waa, ro
moved. Mr. Warren estimates hls losaat from
S35.000 to 840,000, agalost which he haa an in
Burance ot 820,000. Hia net loss he ls not able
to glve wlth ezactness at this tlme, but nppar
ently lt cannot .be less than 815,000, with no
reference to delay in buslness and damage to
trade. Hls macblnery and appllancea were aU
of the lateBt and best constructlon. One ma
chlne alone, nearly new, cost hlm 81,000, and
another 87 0. He ia not fully deci led what he
wlll do. To rebulld now Is iraposslble, but be
ing n man ln tho iirimi of llfe, full of push and
activliy, and havlng abundant means, lt ls quite
Ukly that spriug will flnd a new and a model tan
nery golng up on tho old glte. Meantimotbirty
men are tlirown out of employment on tbe tdge
ot n long winter. Tbe hardsblp to them and
their famllies is not the leastof thls mlsfortune
to the industries of this village.
John P. Howaiid o( Burlington has started
on a trip arouud the globe.
Ex-GovKithOU Fahniiam was ln New York,
last week, on buBiness concernlng the mlnlng
Norman II. Camp of Vermont haa been
nomlnated by the presldent for atsayer at
Bolse City, Idaho.
Hon. Aloack F. Walkeii of Rutland haa
been admltted to practlce before the Unlted
States Bupreme court.
Rkv. L S Choslev, pastor ot the Univer
sallst church at Woodstock, bas accepted a call
to Brunswick, Malne.
Hon Jo D. IIatcii and Dr. J. II. Llnsley and
thelr famllies, ot Burlington, go to Oitawa this
week to gpend the ho'.idays.
T110.MA8 I'iie.ntiss, Unlted States consnl at
the South Sea Islands, is ezpected to vislt bls
home tn Waitsfield In a few days, havlng re
slgned hU posltlon on account of 111 health In
Guvkhnor Bahstow has appolnted the fol
Inwlug board ul ijonnal schixil ezaruiuera;
Prluclpals C II. Duuton of Poultney. S. W.
Iindou ot Burlington and B. F. Biugham ot
Rkv. E R HitAiNititi), a brotber of Protes
gor Bralnerd of Middlebury and Kev, C. N.
Bralnerd of Northamptuu, Msss , has been
cilledtotbe Globe Congregatiunal church at
WuoDsocket, lt. I,
Mk. Daniku Stkahn, formerly a manufac
turer ot Burlington, but for h, me years n
rrsldent ol lbdiaua and lllinols, dled in Chlcago
011 Stturday at ihe sge ot slxty.tbree, Ho waa
a Meiican war vtteran.
Dkacon Samuki. Pkaiiody, wbo dled re
cenlly iu Weston, held the ulllce ol town clerk
aud treasurrr tlility eaia. He wns slxty
yeArs a int-inber o( t'io Congregational cburch,
and thlrty-elght ywtrs a dtacon.
E. K Aikkn of Rutland, a gtudent ln the
Yaln dlviulty school, lereutlyHppmrrd in court
with meintiers ot tli Silvailon Anny who were
clnirged with dieluiblng tht peace. Mr. Alken
was not a meulber, but was prrsent at the
meeting wheu the dl-turbiiico rcuurred.
F. D Root of the New York Times Is inaklng
a brlef tour uf Vermont for the pur o-h o( get
tingiin Ideiof thedrilt ol publlc heutimrnt In
relitllon tn the neit presldeutlal iiotiiliistloa.
He ls hu able wrlter aud an Nccompllslit'd j Hir
mllrt, and the rrsiilt ot hls observatloua will
be awaltt'd with luterest.
IIkniiy 11., tho uldest gon of the late Nnrman
WilllHina ot Woodstock, hax been kulghteil by
Klug KtlHkii ol the Sandwlch Ulands, nnd be
i now Slr Ilenry Wllluins." IIm ls a resl
dent ot Stu FrHtielrC, Cal., and at tbe lund ot
the steainsliip llne to tbe domtulon ol ihe dusky
klug whu bestowed tbe order,
W. G, S,ritAOUK, a loatllng drusglstof Vor
geuues, ditd December I3th, from piralysls
ciused bv it (all some twu yeara ago Ile held
many oltlong of trust aud rnsponrlblllty iu tbe
gllt ol ll fellnw-cltizenH. For nearly tweuty
tive yeara he held the ufllce ot cby cleik, rpp
rraeuted Vergennes in tbe leglslatuie in 1874
75, and waa a inember ot the common cuunoll
of tbat clty. ,