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BY W. W. PRESCOTT.
MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1883.
VOL. 79.402S. NO. 11.
jffitcJttwm & goimml.
WEDNESDAY, DKUEMHER 20, 1883.
Cliniir i Tlme.
Tlie dato to whlch lt Ia nocossary for our sub
acrlbers to pay In ordor to get Oood Chcer
ono yeat tree Ib set forward one month at
tho bcglnnlng of ench month. For tbe
preeent all aubscrlbera, old or new, who
will pay for Thb Watchman to December 1,
1884, wlll recelvo Good Cheer ono yoar fiiek.
Send soventeen cents for tbe odd montha.
Thoee who do not wlsh to take up wlth thia
offer aie requeated to eettle tholr dues as soon
iis posalble, as we ate ln Immedlato neod of the
Tho Watcliman for 1884.
The oomlng year wlll be crowdod wlth stlr
rlog polltlcAl ovents. In tho fleld ot natlonal
polltlca the presldentlal canvass wlll be tho all
absorblng subjoct ot people'B thoughts. The
Bigna betoken one ot tho moat determlned po
Jltlcal oonteats In the hlatory ot the country.
Partloa aie noarly ovenly balanced. The do
inoeracy wlll xenew tholr repeatod strugglea to
wieat trora thelr opponents the power they
have wlelded for neaily a qnatter of a contury.
The republlcan patty wlll etrenuously malntaln
tbe lease of the power it haa used wlth auch
slgnal bonofit to thewhole country and to man
klnd. The relatlon of Vermont to thls lmpend
lng criala In the hlatory of the republlcan party
and Ihe affaira ot the country wlll bo of a closo
and responsible character. In any event, her
aoll wlll be the early battle-gronnd of the grcat
oontcet. Among all the emlnent namos on the
party rolls thero lt none so flt for the oftlco of
presldent as her distingulahcd Bcnator, and
none to whlch la bo onlversaUy concedod the
poet of leadership. The natlonal contost bas ln
fact opened wlth the asaembling of congress.
To the event of paramount intereat and lm
jortance, the presldentlal electlon, la added the
faot that Vermont herself wlll ln the electlon of
iiext year choose auccessora to all her state ofll
cers, from representativea ot towna and conn
tlea In the legislature to governor, and repro
nentatlvea ln the liouso and senate of tho con
greaa of the United Statea. Tho crownlng
aftalr of local Importance ln thls perlod wlll bo
the blennlal logialatlvo seaston. Mattera relat
Ing to the protectlon and adrancement of tax
reformatlon, to the hlghwaya, to educatlon,
und to the genoral affaira of the state, wlll
come np for conslderatlon, upon whlch lt la tho
duty, if not the pleanure, of eyery cltlzen to
read and be lnformed. Uere Is a perlod, ox
tendlng from the prosent to January 1, 1885,
whlch wlll be thlckly crowded wlth eventa of
the hlghest Intereat and ot vltal Importance to
the state and the natlon. Xo thinking cittzen
will viiih to be Kithout a good state newtpaper
during thia perlod. Thk Vehmont Watch
man haa been greatly enlarged, put in proper
form, and new facllltlea procured for Ita buo
ceesf ul publication, wlth the epectalend In vlew
of providlng for the poople of Vermont jnat
euch a paper aa they would wlsh to have at all
tiraes, and partlcularly for the Btirring tlmea ln
Ihe near future. Ita record in the past ia tho
beat gnaranty it can glye for tho future, aa to ita
rourse politlcally and upon those non-polltlcal
mattera whlch, llke agrlculture, educatlon, tax.
atlon, tomperance, and atate affaira generally,
liave to do wlth morala and good progreaslve
government rather than wlth partisan polltlca
Except aa tlme and lucreasing ezperlence Bhall
nable Ita conductora to treat these subjecta
tnore Intelligently and more auccessfully, no
pledge for tho future that ia not supplled by
tho past can be given.
The pro-eminence of Thk Watchman as i
good agricullural paper for thearmers of Ver
rnont haa been long concedod. Tho veteran
nditor of thia department will malntaln hia con-
nectlon with the paper, and enlarged tpace will
be given him for the dlacusalon of farm sub-
jocta, a change whlch cannot tall to receive the
hoarty approbatlon of the farming communlty.
Kapecially wlll The Watchman be a newspaper,
The gathering, edltlng in an attractlvo and
readable form, and publiahlog ot loeal neios haa
become n diatinguishtng feature in Ita preaent
tnanagement. The extenslon and Improve-
rnent ot thia esaentlal f unction of a Btate paper
wlll be ateadlly and aystematically auatalned
General ncics, domestlc and forelgn wlll
be raoat carefully Biimmarized and edltod
from week to wcek. The cholce miscella-
1100118, fainily, moral and rellgioua aelectlona,
whlch have alwaya been a popular aud a dla-
tingulahing foaturo in the make-up ot tbe pa
por, wlll not be auff ored to deteriorate in quallty
or in quantity.
For $2.00 in advance Thk Watchman wlll
be Bont to new aubscrlbera until January 1,
1885, and Good Cheer one year. Good Cheer
Ia a new monthly paper of eixteen pagea, of
vory Intereatlng lltorary mattor. A aamplo
copy will be aent on applicatlon. Those who
may rocelvo aample copioa of Thk Watchman
are Invited to glvo lt n thorough examination
und to send in thelr aubacrlptiona, lt they find
it worthy of thelr patronage. Our increaslng
mbscrlptlon liat ehowa that the paper ia galn
ing In the eatlmatton ot the publlc.
For $5.25, pald ln advance, we wlll send
eithor the Atlantlc Monthly, Ilarper's itaga
zlne, IVeekly, or Bazar, and Tnn Watchman
nnd Good Cheer one yoar.
For S5 50, pald ln advance, we will send the
?MfitM Xfnrmytno ttnrmnro KfrlhnfY'' Tn tr
Watchman and OootJ Cheer for one year.
Dia'Ga at llascom'nl
I'atknt raedlclnea at llaacom'all
Thh fineat clgara at Ilascom'Hlll
F.ucoant handkorchief extracts at Has
comVIH ll:o trade In " Dlamond Dyea" at
Ciwcplatino llbrary at II. E. Slayton'B.
Ohhin Ualkv la eelling good Greening applea
Jo $3 25, $3 50 and S5 per bnrrel.
AVOOI) 110UHHT AND SOLI), TllOSO wllO wlsh
to buy or nell wood of any lilnd are Invited to
call at It. II. AngeU's otnce, South Main Btrcet,
opposite Ilenry Lowe & Son'a atore, or lnqulro
ot J. V. Morrow,
OAiitilAnn-MAKKiis nnd buyera of carrtagCH
and wagona ot any klud are advlBed to rrad
the new advertiaeiuent ot tho Cooloy Manu
facturlng Company lu anothor coliimn. Ita
nand-box la a aure lock-out to mud and sand,
la ncat, tatty, and aure not to looBtm or raltle.
Ita morita havobeentoated onrunnlugcarriagea
for two Beaaona.
Fou Salk. One thousand Macomber'a im
proved hand corn and bean plautera. Agenta
wanted for all unoccupled toriitory. For iwr-
ticulars apply to 0. 0. Phelps, ngcnt for the
Btato ot Vermont, Milton, Vt.
F, H. Pockku haa the agency for thls vlcln,-
ity for tho celebrated Installment bonda iBaued
by the Natlonal I.lfe Inaurance Company. He
haBatno beon appolnted agont for the Accl
dent Insuranco Company of North Amerlca
TiiK'Cooley Manufacturlng Company, Water
bury, Vt,, are inaklng an Iron nled-shoo wlth a
chllled outaldo and Boft center to admlt of
dillllng, Thia articlo la a now lnvcntlon, and
ls havlng a great salc. The onter edgea belng
hard as tempercd ateel, nnd tho center Boft,
tho longer the runner Ia naed, tho less the
tendency to bIuo a great merlt, as all ntors ot
Bleda well know. In Bendlng, glve slzoa and
send dratt of curvo.
Kkv. Howabd F. IIiia oxpecta to hold ro-
ligloua Bervlcea at Wrlght'a Mllls on Sunday
next, at half-past two o'clock r. m.
The Vermont State Splrltuallat Assoctatlon
wlll hold thelr qnarterly convontlon ln town
hall, Rutland, January 25th, 20th and 27th.
Genkhal STEniKN Thoiias 1b to speak at
the lnttallatlon of ofllcora of Stowe Post, No.
20, G. A. R., at North Calais, Saturday even-
ing, January 5. All are Invited.
The eona of Vermont realdlng in Chlcago
are to have thelr annual banquet on the 17th
of January. Mr. E. G. Kelth haa been elected
prealdent ot tho asaoclatlon for the ensulng
Ludlow Thibune: "The Green Jlountatn
Freeman advertlsea for 1 a boy to learn the
prlnter'B trade one accuatoraed to the care of
cattle.' Evldently the asalatant editors of that
aheet are a hard lot to manage."
Thk annual meeting of Mad Rlver Valley
agricnltural society wlll be held ln the hotel
hall In Waitsfield, Thursday, January 3, 1884,
at one o'clock, r, m,, forthe electlon of ofllcers,
and the transactlon of other buslnees.
CLUTKn: " Thore la to be a law that a man
who borrows a newBpaper because he ia too
stlngy to buy one shall bo gutlty of a mlsde.
meanor, and be conllned ln the county jail tlll
he planka down one year's BUbscrlption."
Thk Norwood lumber property haa been
turned over to Hecelver Rich of the St. Albana
Truat Company for the beneilt of depoaitors.
Ile haa mortgaged it for 327,000 to pay olT that
amount of preferrod credltora who refuaed to
walt for thelr money.
Thk Brattleboro Rtformer, whlch we have
come to regard aa ono of our best exchangea,
issued a ChriBtmaa number last week, the
product of homo talent, whlch waa hlgbly
credltable. Tho 1'hcenix ls plainly bccomlng
very joalous of the Reformer's auccesa.
Hkfokmeh: " The veraatlle Colonel Ilooker
ia not ono of tho men who, when they get
down upon thelr backa, Ue there to cry about
it. He comes up smlllng already, to obaerve,
In eifect, that hls canvaBS for tho place of
senate sergeant-at-arma dtd ' not turn out aa
he expected, and he never expectcd lt would.' "
Some papera ln thls atate aeml-occaalonally
glvo notlce that they wlll not appear the fol
lowlug week, in order to glve the editor f
chance to celebrate the fourth of July, have a
vacatlon, or " enjoy the hollday seaBon." A
paper whlch wlll do thlB Ia usnally one whlch
would not bo mlased partlcularly if It dtd not
appear at all.
It ia reportedthat nn nccommodatlng Orange
county glrl recently eacaloped boiuo oystera.
Slie had never dono any euch work, but on be
lng appllod to for that purpoae sald ahe would
tty, and theroupon she took each aeparate oyB'
ter and cut aome scallopa around Ita entiro clr
cumference, nnd on accompliahlng her taak
(three pinta) decUred thero waa too rauch
work in It, and ahe would not do It agatn I
The Presa company of Phlladelphla la the
publlaher of the Weekly I'ress, a polltlcal jour-
nal that Ia earneatly republlcan and falthfully
repreaenta the vlgoroua, lutelllgont, progresslve
republlcan aentiment of the country. It is
made up of the cream of the daily editiona, and
a great deal of extra matter for ita ngrlcultural
and home departmenta ia eapccially prepared
for tho requlrementa of Its subecrlberB. Send
for aample copy.
Tm: seventoenth annual encampment of the
department ot Vermont, Grand Army of the
Republlc, wlll couvene at Bennington, Wednes
day, January 30, 1881, at three o'clock i m.
and contlnue until Thursday, January 31, at
nino o'clock a. m. A camp-flre for membera of
tho encampment and invited gueats witl be
held Wodnesday evenlng, commenciDg at half-
past slx, when addresaea aro expected from
prominont comrades of thia and other depart-
Onb of the mogula, wlth a car attached, haa
been over the entiro llne of tho Central Ver
mont road from St. Johna to Windsor, aud lnto
evory place on the road where it ia necesaary
to run an engine. Tho purposo of the trlp was
to inako auro that thero was no pieco of track
on tho road whero the mogula could not go ou
uccount of thelr tlze. The new englnea are
very large, and lt becomea neceasary to trlm
olf the cabs aoraewhat to prevent lnterference
wlth bulldlngs, platforraa, etc, In certaln lo-
On the 21st, at Richford, Rev. Georgo II
Balley, doacon, waa ordalned to the prleathood
by Blahop Bissell, aaalated by Rev. Dr. A. II
Balloy of Sheldon, Rev. MeasrB. Rogera of St,
Albans, Hlll of Montpelier, Atwell of Newport
Davldson ot Frellghaburg, Smlth of Sutton and
LummiH oi uien sutton, rne aermon was
preached by Rev. Iloward F. 11111 on " God'
meaaage," wlth an addreaa to the candldate.
The church la a new and nrat structure, not
yet consecrated, aa a amall debt yet retraln
A cikcui.ak from the poatmaater-general ln
structs postmaatera to exchange three and b!x-
cent Btampa and stamped envelopea for othera
ot different demomlnationa. PoBtage atampa
wlll be exchanged at thelr tace valuoj gtampod
onvelopos at full current ratea, aa sliown In
achedule ot January 1, 1883. Stamped onvel
opes boarlng prlnted carda or apeclal rcqueeta,
aa well aa ordinary Btampod envelopea, are to
be exchanged; also stamped envelopea, that
boar prlnted addreases. Stampa that are can
celod, mutllated, defaced, or from whlch the
gum haa been removed, or that aro bo damaged
in any way aa to bear tho appearance ot havlng
been used, or stamped envelopea that are not iu
a perfect condltlon, canuot be exchanged.
Oon Weet Topsham correspondent wiites
" Laat Saturday Davld Keyes, an old realdent
of thia place, was tound dead in tbe road abont
one and one-halt mllea from hore. The clrcum
stancea of hla death, aa nearly aa can bo aacer
tatned, are aafollowa: Helelt homo about two
o'clock i, u,, to go to Aaron Sanborn'g aftera
drtughtcr who waB nt work thore, and, judglng
from appearancos, hls horso becamo nnman
agoablo and tbrew bira out of the slelgh, lcavlng
him about halt a mllo from whero ho was
found. As hla buffalo robe and slelgh-Beat
woro found there, and ho was soon on foot
withln one huudred roda of where ho waa
found, tho BUpposltion 1b hodropped dead from
heart dlseaso. Dr. Wataon wag immedlately
Bummoned, who deemed a jury of Inqueat un-
neceasary. 1 1 la body was carried to the houae
f Mr. Marah, near by, until hla tamlly could
be notlfled of the ead aiTair."
It appeara from some flgurea gtven ln a rc-
cent epeech by M. Banderall, the chlef en
glnoer to the Northern ot France rallway
company, that, In polnt ot epood at any rato,
KngllBh rallways still stand first. The actual
peed attalned there sometlmes reachea slxty-
fiveand ono-half mlles an hour, white in France,
Uermany, and Amerlca It never exceeda Blxty-
two and one-halt. The averago " mean speed,"
((. e., the Bpeed measnred by the tlme takeu
between tormlnal atatlons) ls forty-elght and
one-halt mlloa an honr with Engllah exprees
tralna and forty-flve wlth Frcnch. M. Bander
all potnta out that the Engllsh rallwaya have
one advantage to statt with, for lt is not obll-
gatory, aa lt la in moat forelgn countrios, to
slacken at croaalngi. In the mattor of fares,
England and Franco enjoy the dlatlnctlon'ot
charglng thlrd-clasa paaBengers more than
any other country except Turkey.
An outrageous affalr occurred in Derby,
whereby a poor, Bickly, half-wltted orphan
named Foes waa most Inhnmanely troated
Five boya Thomaa Hlnes, Ilonry Belondeau,
two Blancbard boya and one other aeveral of
them men grown, took tho poor boy, plunged
him lnto a trough of cold water, and atter he
waa thoroughly chllled he was taken to a well,
lowored to the water by a rope, and thence to
a barn where tho ropo was thrown over a beam
and Btraightcned until he was threatened with
Btrangulatlon, white he was made to belleve
that he waa to be hung until dead. As 11 theae
crueltlea wero not enough, he waa taken to the
house and one-halt hla head waa shaved. Com
plaint was entered to the Btate's attorney and
tho boya were arreated and taken before Jus-
tlce Sargent, and atter a three daya' trial tbe
rascalB were llned SO each nnd coata. There la
a atrong foellng ln thia town that the outruge
demanda a much more severo punlahment, nnd
thero Ia much indignatlon at the resnlt.
An adjourned hearing on a potltion of the
Central Vermont and tho Coneolidated railroad
company, that the Central Vermont railroad
company bo dUcharged aa rocelvera and mana
gera, etc, etc, waa held at St. Albana last
week before Judge Royce. Among the gentle
men preaent were Governor Smlth, L. P.
I'oland, Danlel Roberts, J. L. EdwardB, Colonel
Walker, E. C. Smlth, G. C. Noble, II. A. lluse.
B. F. Fifield, Mr. Young, C. II. l'itkin, W. L.
Burnap, Judge Barrett, H.- C. Adama, Mr. Bell
of the Grand Trunk, and othera. Mr. Flfleld,
on behalf of the Central Vermont road, aaked
for an order by the court in conflrmation of the
mortgage issued by the new Conaolidated rail
road company ot Vermont to tho amount of
87,000,000. Tho only objection offered to thia
was by W. L. Burnap, in bohalf of R. .
Ilazard, who contested the valldlty of the
mortgage. Other partlea preaent held that aa
n malorlty of the atockholdera ln the Vermont
& Canada and Vermont Central roada had
naaented to the reorganizatlon scheme, there
could be no objection to Biich an order from the
court aa waa naked for. Declsion reserved.
That part ot the case relatlng to the dlsinissal
of the auita and dlscharge of rcceivership was
by agreement postponed to January 17th.
Riddanck of undesirablo fat bas been
achleved of late by a number of actresses; nnd
they are nald to have done it by dletlng, and
not by tho uae of druga, as many auppose.
The dircctlona are almplo euoiigb, nnd vet
rather hard to follow. They are substantially
the earae aa recommended by Bantlnc. the
Engllshman who reduced hla netght from two
hundred and four to one huudred and slxty
seven pounda In tlx montha, nnd then pub
Uahed hla experlence for the guldanco of oth
era alllicted by corpulence. The aystem conslata
in abstineuce from food that containa starch
or 8Ugar. Thia excludea bread, buttor, mllk,
potatoea, beer, and all tho preparatlona iuto
whlch augar entera. Unfortunately for thia
purpoae, women almost invariably have eweet
teethj but they cannot part wlth thelr excesa
of flesh wlthout givlng up augar. They must
consent to llvo chlefly on meat that lon't fat,
and vegetables, exceptlng potatoea. The quan
tity of food eaten may be aa great aa the ap
petlte calla for, bo long aa atarchy and saccha
rine matter Ia eschowed. Thls doca not leave
a womau ao badly off aa ahe mlght at a glance
imaglne, II she can only make up her mlnd to
llve wlthout candy and paatry, Sho may drink
aour wiuea, or Bberry, but no port, champagne,
or beer. Dlstllled llquora aro not objection
abte in amall quantttlea.
Wilmam B. Catlin, a farmer thirty-one
yeara old, of Goshen, twenty-llvo mlles from
Rutland, died Saturday morning under clrcum
stancea strongly Indlcatlve of polsonlng. The
family conBlstod of Mr. Catlin, hia wlfo and a
farm hand named Melvln Ayer, twenty-four
yeara ot ago and unmarrled. It Ia eald that
on November 30 Mrs. Catlin bought at a drug
store ln Brandon an ounce of arseuic for the al-
leged purpOBO of kllllng lice on a young colt, aa
the druggiat'B record shows. It la now aacer
talned that the family had no colt. The day
followlng the purchano of the polaon Mr. Catlin
was taken vlolently Bick and some ot tho ar
senlo in solutlon waa admlnlstered to him by
Mrs. Catliu, who clalma ahe mlatook lt forroda
water. Eraotlca were given and Mr. Catlin re
covered sufllclently to reaume hla labors. All
went Binoothly until December 7th, when he
waa agatn taken glck. He waa Immedlately
taken to the houae, slnce whlch tlme he haa
generally fallod. Ho waa treatod for typhold
fever, the fact that he had boon polsoned belng
suppressed until too lato to overcomo the eftects
of the polson. The funeral haa been IndeO
nltely postponed for the purpoae of a thorough
invostigatlon nnd probablo autopsy ot the re
roalna. Mr. Catlin was an induatrlona yuung
farmer, held In hlgh eateem In the communlty.
Hehad been a town llster. Slnce hls death
thoro havo bcon rutnors of nn unduo intlmacy
between Mra. Catlin and Ayer.
Thk newapaper controveray over tho trno
Inwardneas ot Judge Wheelor's appolntment to
be United Statea dlstrlct judge la revived by
the Rutland Ilerald aa followa s "Tho Mont
pelier Argui haB, we belleve, done E. J, Phelps.
Esq,, Injustlce in ita aomewhat sensatlonal ar
tlclo describlng him na the actlve, Implacablo
enemy ot Judge I'oland that Bucceedod by ex
traordlnary elTort In perauadlng Prealdent
Ilayea, through Mr. Kvarta, to appolnt Judgo
Wheeler United Statea dlatrict Judge. Mr.
Pbelpa nerer diygulsed hta good ojilnion ot
Judge Wheeler, both before and atter hls ap-
polntment, but nt the tlme the appolntment
waa made, as between Judgo I'oland and any
olher man, who In hla vlew stood any chance
to got the appolntment, Mr. Phelps was for
Judge I'oland, and ho and Stoughton got the
trlat ot the Kmma nilno caao adjourned for a
day or two, and Stoughton went on to Wash
ington, wlth Phelpa' approval nnd concurrence,
to help Poland. 01 courao thia snpport ot I'o
land meant no hoBtlllty to Wheeler or objection
to hla appolntment, for at that tlme lt waa not
nuppo8od thero waa any proBpect for Wheeler's
appolntment, as he waa not known to bo a can
dldato. We say thls much ilnally about a mat
ter that was deemed of enough consequence to
bo not only the subject of a long Ieadlng edlto
rlal In tho Argut, but tho themo ot a column
oi apeclal dl8patchea to the Boston Ilerald from
the sarne sourco. It Mr, Phelps bears Judgo
Poland any perBonal grudge, certalnly he dld
not ntoop to any unprof esslonal impeachment
of Judge Poland't emlnent fltnoss for the judl
clal poaltlon ln question, but preferred him to
any ot the candldates then known to be ln tho
fleld j and lt Ia but jnat to him to say that the
haa been mlalnformed In regard to the
atutude of Mr. Phelps."
Amono the membera of Washington county
bar is one who is called by hls irreverent
brethron, "Old Neceaaity," becauae, It ls
averred, he"knows no law." Thia, it ls be
ll0T6d,la ."twltting on facts,"Und to shonld
not.be a legitlmate subject for levlty. Uow
ever thia may be, ho evldently "knowa no
law of truth or honor or common decency,
Stlll he haa "canghton" wlth n grlp charac
teitjtlc of total depravlty to the pettlfogger's
maxlm, " Whon you have no case, abuae tho
other alde," and thia attalnment seems to cover
hla profeaslonal atock ln trade. The terror ot
l.h cllents, and, as a natural coniuence, a
"brlellesa barriater," he has dabbled In newa,
and ln the rolo of correspondent haa lately
been the Bcourge of Wnterbury. In the Intor
est of that communlty, whlch haa aufferod
runch, soclally and financlally, by reaaon of hla
caaarda, The Watchman has endeavored to
put thlngs ln thelr true llght. For thia
"lcading phyalclan," the reputed author of
tha dlphtheria " boom," wrathfully atops hls
P' er, whllo tho correspondent undertakes to
.buso thls journal and to lnllict some tlatulont
paraonalltles upon a member of Its staff. He
to have a Pharlaalc tendency to Scrlp-
nd 80, by way ot answer to hls imbecilo
we commend to him the language ot
'ls frionda, " But ye are forgera ot llea
M pbyaiclana of no value." No one wlth
t-reapect can have a peraonal contro-
1th this man. Hls case appeals more
j charlty than to one's resentment. Bnt
haa BUtfered long and bas been kind to
itecent events nave caiiod np an ex-
tive revlew of hia record, and aelf-dcfence,
ls further provocatlon, may compel a
aa to what klnd of a man thia llbeler ia,
'illan ilessenger, ot whlch Rev. J
f Barre la editor. had an attack
Watchman ln ita last lssue.
a stated ln our report of Chaplaln
iire at Barre that " the advertlse-
tlca'ar siiclety oc eneh an occa-
slon waa severely crltlciaed by the beat of poo
ple. We had thought to paaa over the whole
matter with the mild critlclamof laat week, but
havlng been severely arraigned and our mo-
tivea mlarepresented, wo deem it beat to Btato
the facta more particnlarly, and leave the ver-
dlct wlth the people. We have taken palns to
Intervlew membera of tho Barre Lecture Asso-
clatlon personally, ao that we write underatand-
ingly. When tho lecture coramlttee mado out
thelr programmo last fall they were lnformed
by one ot thelr number, who la a respected
member of the Methodist Boclety, that they
could depend on Chaplaln McCabo, and he was
accordlngly nnnounced among thelr speakerg;
but lt turnod out later that he had been en
gaged by tho Methodiata for 550, nnd that the
proceeda were to bo for the benefit of that eo
clety. In the meantime Genoral N. P. Banks
had been secured by the lecture aaaoclatiou
for the game date. It waa mutually agreed
that n compromiae should bo effected, and the
assoclatlon oflered to fix another day for Gen
oral Banka and pay S75 for the chaplaln, thua
allowiDg the Methodist society to make the S25.
Thia off er waa accepted with evident aatisfac
tion, and the lecture waa duly announced aa
under tho auaplcea ot the lecture assoclatlon.
Now we aubmlt that no lecturer, who ia thua
hlred, haa any right to advertlse anything,
howover good It may be or for whatever cause.
Tho fact that the editor of tho ilessenger has
atudlously kept aloof from tho lecturea alnco
he waa not pormitted to manage the wholo
affalr, but waa " at tho front " ou thia occaalon,
waa uot a balm to the teellnga of some ot tho
audience. As to " the animus of Thk Watch
man toward the lntereata of Methodlam," thia
paper haa abaolutely no untrlendly antmus to
ward Methodlsm, whatever may be ita foellng
toward aomeof lta mcddlesomorepresentatlvea.
Wo havo no reason and no deslre ln any way
to aay anything to the injury ot that denomln
atlon, and shall endoavor to retraln from any
further controveray wlth thls belllgerent odltor.
It ia but fair to say that the critlclam com
plalned of did not noc emenate from our regular
Thk wlte and daughter ot Senator Edmunda
have sallcd for Naeaau.
Colonel Geouob A. Meruill ot Rutland ia
plannlng a trip to Florida.
CoNauKssMAN Stewaht la spendlng the holl
daya at hla homo In Middlebury,
Gknkual Whxiam W. Henhv of Burling
ton has been reappolnted Unltod Statea marahal.
Edwaiid S. Dana of New Uaven, who haa
been very alck for several weeks, Ia Improvlng
C. II. WooDAiti), the woll known hotel pro
prletor nt South Royalton, and Mlsa Kato,
daughter of Hon. Dudloy C. Denlaon, were
marrled laat week.
D. MacKknzib, who left St. Albana and the
Contral Vermont road for a posltlon on tho
Mexlcan Central, has been appolnted superln
tendent ot the northern dlvlslon of that road.
Mu. A, II. Tuttle, manager ot the Rutland
Ilerald, returned from the South on Frlday
morning, where he went wlth hls wlte and son
George, some two weeks beforo, on account ot
the poor health of the latter. Mrs. Tuttle and
George remalned South, and wlll apend tho
Gknuhal William Y. W. Rii-lkv of Rutland
has written a hlatory of company F, aharp
Bhooters, one of threo ot theao companlea sont
out by Vermont ln the late war. General Rlp
ley was lieutenaat-colonel and flghtlng com
mamler ot the flrst reglment ot Bharpshooters
uunuK uio iiio. jft-ar oi iub war.
r.iOHEHSOH Staiui. tho oxnoser of anlrltual-
lam, at Capltal hall the week of January 0,
Thk thermometer stood at twentv-slx deirreea
below zero ln Bomo parta of thia vlllage Sunday
Thk baltilTa havo nosted notlccs forblddlne
constlng on the publlc streota withln the llmlta
ot thia vlllage.
The annual church and aovenant mentlnir nt
the Baptlst chuich witl be held on Thursday,
January 3d, 1884.
Thk ladlea' mlaalonarv aocletv wlll meet In
the ve8try of the Baptlat church Tuesday eve
nlng, January lat.
The afternoon mall tralna have been verv
late alnco Thursday, owlog to tho severe snow
storms ln MassachnaettB.
B. P. Youno has leased the stable In the rear
ot the Unlon houae of Meaara. Irlah & Spar-
row, and wlll contlnue the Uvery buslneaa at
We are lnformed bv Mr. Poole that the
llthograph of Montpelier, whlch Ia rapldly ap
proachlng completlon, Ib one ot the finest pro
ductions of hls flrm.
The mldnleht mass at the church of St.
Auguatine was well attended. a considerable
portlon of tho audlenco belng vlsltora. The
muaic waa wen renaeroa.
Miss Mtua KiNasBuur. mlnlater ot the
UnlversaliBt church ln Williston, ia to preach
ln tho Church ot the Mesaiah next Sunday on
exchange wlth Mr. Wrlght.
Jobn W. Peck ia to carrv on the nlumblni?
bualneas for hlmaelf, making hla headquarters
in the buildlng ln the rear of the poat-ofllce
oiocE, now unaergoing repaira.
Fridat laat came the flrst snow of anv ac
count thia aeaaon. Some three or four Inchea
tell. About two Inches fell Monday nlght, so
mav now we nave gooa Bieigning.
Tiikiik waa a select dance at the AmnrlcAn
houae Frlday evenlng. Twenty couples were
preaent, unu ine muaic was mrnisned by xem
pleton'B orcheatra of four plecea.
The Flrst Natlonal bank on Mondav declared
a dlvldend ot llve per cent ot the current earn-
ings, payaDie january l, 1884. Also a dlvldend
of twenty per cent of Burplua, payablo March
TnK semlnarv Btndenta were bIvmi anvnu
from Frlday until to-day, In order that they
mlght spend Chrlatmaa at thelr bomea, and a
considerable nnmber avalled themselvea of the
James Wheeler of Northfield waa arreated
on Satnrday for lntoxlcatlon. On Monday he
waa taken before JuBtlce 0. D. Clark, plead
gullty, dlaclosed on D. C. Sloan, and was re-
leaaea upon paying ino uauai nno and costs.
TnK many friends of Mr. and Mrs. George
i: Ariuur in idm piaco are grievea to learn ot
the death of thelr only child, which occurred
at thelr home in Bradford on Wednesdav laat.
and extond hoartfelt sympathy to them ln thelr
Thk ballllTa organized laat week. Joel Foa
ter wlll have the care of the streets nnd nlda
walka, A. J. Slbley the care of Capltal hall, S.
M. Walton has charge of the flre department,
oionoa oiarvin ue care oi tne ponco, ana A.
kj. bummma me care oi tno sireec lampa.
The Boclables at Bethany church and the
Baptlat church, whlch occurred last evenlncr,
were well attended. At tho flrst toa waa aerved
for the chlldren at llve o'clock, and tbe early
part of the evenlng waa devoted to tholr en
tertalnment. The Baptlat Sunday-BChool had a
Thk Chrlatmaa feativalat theMethodlst church
Monday nlgnt waa largely attended. Mr. T. J,
Keegan ofllclated aa "SanU Claua," to the
great amusement of the chlldren. Recltatlons
and elnglng, largely by the aemlnary students,
and the distribution of presenta from the tree
auoraea eniertainment lor all preaent.
Poxt Ppoo O. A " . Is to hold a icamn.
flre at Trinity veatry on Frlday evenlng, when
they wlll glve a soldlera' aupper. Beana, hard
tack nnd coffeo wlll be1 aerved in tin diahea.
Addreases wlll bo made by aome of the clergy
meu and General Thomaa. Alao vocal and in
Btrumental muaic, and other attractlona.
Some two or three weeka alnce a slater of
Mra. W. E. Vall, whollvesln Worcester, Maaa.,
took gaa ln order to have a dontal operatlon
pertormed. The effecta wereao Injurioua aa to
cause her several daya of aevere euffering, and
resulted finally in her death on Monday. Mra.
Vall was wlth herduring her last slcknoss.
Si'AULDiNo's Bell Kinohhs at Capltal hall,
Saturday eveulng, December 29. The Spauld
lnga aro accomplished performera In thelr
apecialtles, and they have wlth them thia 8ea
Bon the Bioodgooda, vocaliata and speciallsta,
who, with a harplat and an elocutlonlst, givo
un entertninment that la novel nnd pleaslng.
Thk balllfla went last week to look over tha
property on the llne of the propoaed Berlin
pond aqueduct. Notbing definite waa accom
plished, but ownera of tbe property expre8sed
a willingnesa to glve the damagea for the priv
ilege of taking water from the ptpo for thelr
use, and tho prospects are good that the actual
expense forland damagea wlll be llght.
J. C. IIouohton recelvedonltea sorious In.
jury on Tliursday last. Whilo scraping snow
irom tne piazza ac tua Jiome, ue slipped nnd
fell, spraining hia nukle so aa to render it uac
lesa for a tlme. Friday he was confined to the
houae, but ia now able to go about wlth the
aid of crutchea, thou?,h he ia stlll uuablo to
bear any weight on tbe Injured member.
The Christmas festlval of the Church of the
Mea8iah takes place thia (Wednesday) after
noon and evenlng. Membera of the Sundav-
Bchool are expected at threo o'clock. The en
tertalnment will be tree after half-past eix
o'clock. The operetta of " Santa Claua at
home," wlll bo given, with Mr. Frauk Owler aa
" banta," 8iipported bythlrteenol the chlldren.
At the olectiom'tf olllcera of Post Brooks, No.
13, G. A. R , held" last week Tueaday evening,
the followlng were chosen for theenaulng year:
Cummaudcr, Willard Ilolden; i-euior vice, C.
Iloward Carter; juulor vIcp, D, Carr; quarter
mnater, II. M. I'ierce; aurgeon, G. W. Colby;
chaplaln. W. F. Watetman; dllcer of the day,
II. U. I.ull; ofllcer of the guard, 1. S. Goodwin;
quartermaster aerjeant, 0. R. Bagtey.
The dlmo temperanco concert and fair by
the mlssion band at tho Baptlat church, on
Wednesdav eveulng, la worthy of a word of
commondatlon. An excellent progTainmo waa
much enjoyed by n good audience. Aiter the
concert, tho stand for tancy articlea and re
freshments received good attention. They
were taatlly arrnnged and decorated with ever
green. The fair netted S22. The young
ladlea are much eucouraged, as thia ls thelr
flrst attempt. They Intend furnishing tbe
church parlor when n sulllclont amount ia
Thk aimple announcement that Little Corinne
nnd her Merrie-Makora will appear nt Capltal
hall thls (Wednesday) evening should be
onough to fill every aeat. Corinne, though a
mere clilld, la tho lyrlo aud dramatlc marvel ot
the tlmea. Slnce her last appearance here ahe
haa developed wonderfully, and thoae who aaw
her then and woudered nt her powers, and
were charmed by them, wlll wlsh to aee how
the mlsa of twelvo yeara comparea wlth tho
chlld of nlne. She ia well aupported, In many
respocta thia proinisea to be the moat attrac
tlvo engagement of tho aeaaon,
Thk annual Chrlatmaa day aervice at Chrlat
church waa held at balf paat ten o'clock, Tho
programme ot musio waa quite elaborate nnd
well rondered, consUtlng ot the followlng by
the ueual cholr: Organ voluntary, by Wagner;
Christmas anthom, Willlams; Vonito, Wilson;
Gloriaa, Hodgea; Te Deum, Davenport; Jubl
late, La Hache; "Song of Pralse," Lloydj
Adeate Fldelea; Holy Nlght, Adama; and plaln
chanta during tbe communlon aervlco. The
Sunday-school featlval waa beld at four o'clock
ln the afternoon, at whlch tlme occurred tho
distribution ot presenta. A pleasant feature of
thia aorvlce waa the rendorlng ot carola by the
Thk Woman'a Chrlatlan Tomperance Unlon
held a very pleasant gathering at Mra, D. L.
Fuller'a last baturday eveulug in commemora
tlon ot tho crusado movement, whlch began
December 23, 1873, An intereatlng programme
waa carried out, commencing wlth tho elngiug
of the crusado hymn, " Glve to the wlnda thy
fears," and the reading of the cruaade Psalm,
the forty-alxtb. Mra Seaver read the atory ot
the Htllsboro cruaade, telllng how the leader,
Mra. 1'- J. Thompson, waa called to the work,
Other readlngaand muslc were turnlshed by
merabers of the Young Women'a Chrlatlan
Temperanco Unlon, and Bomo remarks were
maae uy uev. Mr. Uarber, who was In the
weat during tne cruaade.
ATarezular mcetlmr nt thn Kt .Tnhn non.
tisto Society, hold on the 20th inat,, the follow
Ing prenmbleand resolutlons wero unanlmoualy
ndopted: " Whereas, Ithaa pleaaed Alrolghty
uoa io remove irom onr tnidst Mlchael Sweet
the fonnderof thlasocietv. themfnm.
That thia aociety deeply deplores the loaa of
one oi its most uonorea ana actlve membera.
Resolved, That we horeby extend our heartfelt
sympathy to the family of tho deceased, In
bucu juas ui muu nuu luumgeni laiuer anu a
tender nnd affectlonate husband. Ilesolved,
That a copy of theae resolutlons be sent to the
family of the late Mlchael Sweet, and also to
the newapapors of Montpelier for publication."
Mu. Thomas II. Cavk is the poaaoaor of a
curloslty ln the shapo of a coln which was
taaen ai jeruaaiem irom a polnt moro than
a hundred feet below tho aurfaco of the earth
and closo to tho wnlls of the templo. Tbe coln
Is of black bronze, In good condltlon, welghlng
one hundred and forty-aeven Troy gralna,
On the one alde appeara the head of Nero, sixth
emperor of Rome, A. D. 5-4 to G8, showlng the
rlght alde of the face, the head laureato and a
umn lnBcripuon, transiaiea meanlng " The Em
peror Nero Ca-sar, the Auguatua Germanlcns."
On the reverae appeara a cut of the alde of the
temnle ot Janus. wlth n earlnnd aW u,
doors, an lnacrlptlon, the tranalation of which
is, --reace oeing everywnere spread abroad
to the Itoman people, he cloaed Janna' tem-
pie, nna in me nem me lettera 8. C, aena
tua consulto. " by coneent of the finnt s n,.
coln waa preaented to Mr. Cave by Robert Mor-
ria, luu., wno ootaiuea lt during one of hui
maaonlc expedltlons to the Holy I.and.
Tjik Chriatmaa Bervlcea at Bethany church
on Sunday were unuaually intereatlng, the
muaical portlon deaerving eapeclal mentlon.
The cholr waa compoaed of Mra. W. A. Brlzes
Bopranoj Mra. F. I. Pltkln, alto; W. L. Wood-
uury, venur, u. u, uopaina, it., barltone,
Mr. Briggs preaiding At the organ. The muai
cal programme of the morning aervice waa aa
followa: Organ voluntary, " Proceaalonal," by
Brigga; anthem, " 0 Zlon that tellest," Buck:
hymn, " Ilark, what mean thoae holy volcea?''
Te Deum, in Bb, Buck: organ offertolre, Gou
nod ; hymn, "Hall the nlght I All hall the morn 1"
Doxology; organ, "Allegro, fifth concerto,"
Handel. Theevonlng aervicea were devoted
to tbe chlldren, openlng with the procesaional,
"Onward, Chrlatlan soldiera," by Sulllvan,
rendered by the cholr white the Sunday-Bchooi
Bcholars marched from the chapel to thelr seats
in the church. After tho congregatlon waa
Beated, the cholr gave the Chrlatmaa anthem,
"There were Shepherda," by Buck. Then
followed a Bervlce conalating of hymna and re
sponsive roadings by tho school, and a brief
addresa by tho pastor. The muelcai programme
at the Churcb of the Measlah, laat Sunday, con
8i8ted of tho followlng, given by the regular
cholr: Organ voluntary, "Andante," Tittl:
anthem, " Glory to God," Ryder; hymn, "An
tloch;" "Chrlatmaa hymn," Daw; anthem.
"Allelula," Wilaon; ' A Chrlatmaa Idyl''
Lloyd; organ voluntary, Hadley. Tho even
Ing aervice at thia church, aa well aa thoae at
the Baptlat and Trinity churchea, waa for the
chlldren, all belng praiae Bervlcea.
Ebnest Lowe went to Boaton laat woek,
returnlng on Friday. . . .Mra. Clarence Whittler
returned from Boaton last Frlday nlght, after
an absenco of about two weeka.. !.." Glmmie"
Dodge waa ln town on Thursday last. Ue la
now owner of an upholstering establlshment in
Weat Randolph Mlaa Carrie Croas came
home from her studioa at Bradford on Satur
day Mary Plngree, who haa been attendlng
echool at Malone, N. Y., haa come homo to
paaa the hollday vacatlon. .. .Charles Burnham
of Burlington haa secured a posltlon in Ihe
photograph gallery of A. W. Blancbard. fle
will otcupy a tenement in the Colonel Randall
house Conductor T. W. Balley has bo far
recovereu aa io db ame to reaume tne dntlea of
hH poa!l'A" ' f,!,1.U'! i '. . ;
paat week in Worcester, Maaa., whero ho haa
been engagod In aottlng upa boIIer....Mra. C.
D. Mather goea to Boaton on Monday next to
Saaa the remalnder of the wlnter.. ..J. 'p
leron haa beon in Plttarleld, Maaa,, during the
past woek, where he went to meet hia brother,
who haa juat returned from Denver, Col. . .6.
H. Ferrln ia agaln about, though he has not
yet returned to hla work. . . .Emlly Eaton came
home from Canton, N. Y., Saturday nlght, for
a two weeks' vacatlon Mra. Orrln Diley
left laat Frlday for Now York, to spend the
holidaya wlth her aon Olln Dr. Charlea E.
Chandler came home from New York laat weok.
... .1. R. Moulton pasaed Christmas wlth hla
family in thia place Mr. and Mra. Illram
Atklna went to Boaton, Monday, to apend the
Chrlatmaa holidaya with Mr. Atkina' brother-
In-law, Mr. Klmball A. F. Poole waa ln
town Monday on hla way to Barre, a vlew of
which ho will prepare for the purpoae of 11th-
ographlng James P. Scovill haa rtturned
from Cincinnatl, and witl remain at home for
the preaent Ira Waahburn haa been very
alck wlth lung fever, but hla condltlon ia now
aomewhat improved. . . .N. C. King came home
from the New York medlcal collego Friday to
Seminnry 1X111. The Adelphl'a added threo
new membera laat Monday evenlng. . . .School
adjourned last Frlday until to-day, givlng
those who deslred an opportunlty ot golng
home, which waa Improved by aeveral. School
will be kept New Year's. . . .The followlng reso
lutlon waa dlscuased In lyceum last Friday
evening: "Ilesolved, That tho American natlon
la the greatest that is or ever was." Atllrma
tive, Roynolds and Donaldson; negatlvo, How
land and Dutton. Declded In afllrmatlve by
the bonrdot declaion.
Enst Jlonpellcr. Rev. J. E. Wrlght preach
ed at the Morae school-uou'se last Sunday, and
hia next appolntment there Ia for the laat Sun
day ln January Elon Hersey nnd Eddle
Ormabee are both absent from achool, havlng
tho lung fever E. S. Cummlnga haa
beeu at home on a vislt...,N. A, Goodwin
haa fpent two weeka at home and returned to
the liPHdnuartera of hla map agency In central
New York Mary Liwson, who dled Ust
week nt the ago of aixty-fonr, is reported as
havlng wllled her amall property tothechurch,
to be devoted to the support of auperannuatcd
MetluidUtminNteta....Theo, Clark hna been
to Boston to dlsposo of hia butter..., George D.i
via went to Brattleboro, last week, tonttend the
poultry show, where he exhibited speclmena of
hia iiuo blrda Loreczo Hlll now oxpecta to
accompany hla daughter, Mra. Antiler, to Boa
ton next week.
Mldillescx. About tho ll'st of Juno laat
Norria Wrlght aold to thn followlng partlea
fourpigs: To F. M. McElroy, killed when seven
montha nnd nlne daya old, and dresaed 373
poundsj to A. A. Moore, two, killed when
seven and one-half montha old, welghlng 304)
nnd 300) pounda; to Enoa Stilea, at seven and
one-halt montha old, dresaed 302 pounda.
McElroy would llke to hear of ono that beata
hla and, lt bo, he wlll try agaln Seaver
Iloward has received n now penslon certlficute
Increnslng hla pension from S18 to S24 per
month. . . .Mra. Lucrctla Ilayea, formerlv a rea
ldent ot thia place and now of Bellows Falls, ia
atopplng wlth her alater, Mra. A. J. Cameron.
. ...O. II, Hlchardson haa been obllged to sua
pend hla buildlng oporatlona on uccount of
ickneja In the family of hls fatber-ln-law, Cnp
taln 0, C. Wilder of Waitsfield, where hla wlte
and chlld are atopplng thia wlnter.
Marshfield, Sunday morning the thermom
eter marked thirty-four degreea below zero.
Quite asharpwlud Saturday nlght helped to
drlvelt ao low. ,,.Many of our farmera and
aome vlllagear are short ot water, It havlng
atopped ln aome caaea. ... Mra. Kdaon York and
Mra. Ira II. Edaou made over an ovorcoat last,'
week for Charley Dudley, besldea doing thelr
housework. The coat had to be rlpped th
plecea nnd turned, making quite a job Tlie
band go to Barre next Saturday, and givo a
iromenade concert in the evenlng nt the town
iall....EII Kdaon haa adveitlsed hla cooper
sliop for ealo at a bargaln. Thls Ia a good
chance for aome one who wiahesauch a prop
erty Threo new arrlvala in the vlllage
sluco Thankfglving at Alden Wlnch'a, Frank
llrown'a and Frank Cole's all boys, and not
much ofa tlme for boys, elthcr. ...Profeaaor
Charlea Dudley Ia holdlug a aerles of Biuglng-
achoota ln our vlllage. Tho next one wlll be
held to-morrow (Tliursday) evenlng. Let all
come out and emg.