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MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 9, 1881.
VOIi. 79. 1030. NO. 13
BY W. W. PltESCOTT.
" WKDNESDAY, JANUAHY 0, 1881.
1'atknt medlclnos at Bascom'sll
The finest clgars at Bascom'sll!
Cinout,ATina llbrary at H. K. Slayton's.
Elkoant handkorchlof oxtracts at Bas
com'sllll Foxk, Ward, Wood aud West, and tho grcat
mastodon loar, nro wlth llaverly's mlnsttels.
D. W. Temi'LE & Co. nte closlng out all thelr
cloaks, shawls, blankets, and flannels at cost.
Havekly's mlnsttels mammoth brass band
wlll setenado the cltizens ot Montpelier next
Bia trade ln "Dlamond Dyes" at BaE
com'slllll Hkam Haverly's grand orchestra nert Mon
day nlght, undor tho dlrectionof Mr. Walter
Hydo, lato dlrector ot Sam Ilayncs' Biltlsh
Foh Sale. One thousand Macomber's Im
proved hand corn and bean planters. Agenta
wanted for all unoceupled tenltory. For par-
tloulars apply to 0. 0. l'helps, agont for tho
etate of Vermont, Milton, Vt.
Haverly'b mlnstrels have vlsltod ovor slx
thousand towns and cltles ln Amerlca and Eu-
rope ln the last twenty-two years. Seo tbem
Wood Bocout and Sold. Thoso who wish
to buy or eoll wood ot any klnd are lnTlted to
call at tho offlce ol Angell & Morrow, South
Maln street, opposlte Ilenry Lowe & Son's store,
Thls firm also buy and sell shlngles.
Mit. J. M. Noiicitos3, the great basso, and
the great Haverly vocal quartotte are wlth lla
verly's mlnstrels. Prjces, fifty centsno more
no less; no oxtia charge for reserved seats.
Tlckets for sale at Phlnney's.
Colonkl W. Y. W. ltrrLKY (the fightlng
colonel of the reglment) has wrltton a hlstory
of the Vermont company F., sharpshooters, and
any one desirlng to obtain a copy of the samo
can do so by appljing to Casslus Feck of Brook
field. Prlce Sl, postnge eeven ceuts.
Messrs. Dotfus & M aiui, successors to 0. H,
Foster, Waterbury, have thelr advertlsement
ln another colnmn ot thls paper. Thoso gen'
tlemen are skillful and practlcal stone-eutters,
honorable ln all thelr dealings, and Individuals
deslrlng monuments or any other work ln thelr
llne are cordlally recommended to call upon
thls firm. In the quality of thelr stock and
workmaashlp, and in thelr prlces, they should
be able to please thelr customers.
Hbad tbls part of a letter f rom J. II. -Hav-
erly to the manager of Uaverly's mlnstrels
"And in concluslon, let me impress upon you
the great importance of presonting a refiued
entertnlnment. Never forget that my rcputa
tlon has been galned afterlong years of falth-
ful Bervlce, and havlng the entlre confidence
of the people, strive by all means to retaln lt
permanently. Always glve my patrons a full
measure of fun pure as crystal and fresh as
-tbe roses. If lt ls not posslblo to raise a Iaugh
wlthout causlng a blush to mantle the cheek,
then sacrlfice the Iaugh instantly. (Signed)
J. II. Haverly."
Thk Bellows Falls Times celebratea the new
year by enlarglng.
Elevkn dlvorces were granted at the last
term of Windsor county court.
Rev. Mr. WitiaiiT Is to conduct the meetlng
at Wrlghtsville next Sunday afternoon, at two
The annual meetlng of the Mad Rlver Ag
rlcultural society was adjourned untll Satur
day, January 12, at one o'clock r. m.
Ouit Fuzzle Department is evldently supply
ing " a long-felt want," as we have already re
ceived numerous replies and contributions.
CurrEii : " We wonder if the colonel Ilook
er has trledon Unclo Luke's coat aud made up
hls mlnd whether that would fit hlm or not?"
TnE first dlvidend from the suspended Ver
mont natlonal bank to the amount of twolve
and one-halt per cent ls now belng paid to
Thk spruce treos on the Green Mountalns
have been attacked by some mysterious dls-
ease, whlch is destrqying them and causlng
no little uneaslnesa among owners of timber
It is announced that, followlng the reslgna'
tion of Ileniy Villard, tbe presldency of the
Northern Paclfic rallroad was offered to Hon.
Frederick Billings of Woodstock, who de-
Two new paseenger englnes bnilt for tha
Central Vermont at the Provldence works, the
"E. II. Baker"and the " Josoph Hickson,"
have just been added to the rolllng stock of
Onit premlum ofTors are stlll good, although
they have not appeared for some tlrae for lack
of space. We Btlll send.the dictlonary for two,
and the Waterbury watch for five, new names,
Send them ln,
It is reported that the gwltches ln the yards
on tho line of the Central Vermont rallroad
are to be ornamented wlth lanterns of differ-
ent color to each snltcb, to guard agalnst ac-
cldents ln tbe nlght.
The product ot the Plymouth gold mine for
Docember made a bar of gold seven and one'
halt Inches long, one and oneelgbth inches
equaro and welghlng one hundred and seven
and one-half ounces, Its value was 2,218.
Thk postmaster-general has declded to place
labels, patterns, photographs, playing and vls
itlng cards, addresa tags, bill and letter beads,
and Bome other artlclea on the fourth-class 11st,
doubllng the rate of postage heretoforo pald on
Thk Vermont State Splrltuallst Aseoclatlon
will hold thelr quarterly conventlon in Rut
land, January 2S, 2G and 27. Cephtis B. Lynn
J, D. Stilos from Boston, and many other
speakcrs will be present. Return checka wlll
be granted on the rallroads.
Tiio.sk who deslro to have thelr subecrlptionB
for Qood Cheer begln wlth the January numbcr
sliould pay up for thelr Watchmn thls woek,
The last three issues of Qood Cheer have had
twenty pages each, and every mimber will be
found interesting and lnstructlve.
A itErouT ls ln clrculation that tho Central
Vermont company proposes to foim n comblna'
tlon wlth the Delawaro & Hudson canal com-
pany, and to send passengers from polnts on its
roads to New York and elaewhero over tho Dol
awaro & Hudson, vla Itutland and Whlteball
lnstoad of by tho Bennington & Itutland and
Troy & Boston roads.
Thkiik wlll bo a publlo Installatlon of tho
offlcors of Valley lodgo, No. 10, Independont
Order of Odd Follows, at the Congregatlonal
vostry, Waitsfield, on Monday ovenlng, Janu
ary 14, wlth nn address on " Odd tollowshlp
by Dr. P. D. Bradford of Northfield. A cordlal
luvltatlon Is oxtcndod to all to be prcsont.
Mnssits. Nohlk & Smitii of St. Albans have
boon retalnod as counsol for Mrs. A. T. Stew-
art and Ilon. Ilenry Ullton ln thoBultinstltutod
agalnst tho ostato of the late A. T. Stowatt
(through Brlgham & Watcrman of Ilydepatk)
by John Stowart of Johnson, who claims to bo
a first cousln and entltlod to a share in tho
Eka: "And now lt is reported and in
in prlnt, too that ox-Govornor Proctor ls mak-
ing a cnnvass for the chalrmanshlp of tho noxt
natlonal republlcan conventlon. l'orliaps ue ls,
and lt ho succeeds ln hls endeavors Sonator
Edmunds wlll surely recelve the republlcan
nomlnatlon for presldent to succeed Arthur,
If not, why not?"
.VnoifKssait Lewis Swift of tho Rochester
observatory takes no stock In tho theory that
the rosy sky-glows are a consequence of vol-
canlc actlon. He says the phenomonon made
its appoaranco in so many parts of the globe at
the Bamo tlme that that theory is untenable,
Ho also says tho causo ls extra.terrestrlal, and
that the sky-glows seem to have come to stay,
Ouit offer to send Qood Oheer, the new
monthly paper, ls as follows: Any subscrlber,
old or new, who wlll pay for The Watchman
to a date whlch is one year ln advance ot tho
tlme when he makes the remittanco, wlll re
celve Qood Cheer one year free. Thns anyone
who now pays to January 1, 1865, wlll comply
wlth the terms of thls offer, and so will be en
tltlod to tho extra paper.
Rutland has stlrred up a new sensatlon.
II. W. Love, edltor of the licvleu, was arrested
Monday, on complalntof Grand Juror Spellman,
and arratgned ln the munlclpal court on charge
of oflensea agalnst the " Sunday law " ln
lssulng a paper on that day. Thls Is the ont
coino of a bltter personal warfaro and, as far
as wo know, the actlon was not prompted by
any demand of publlc sentlment.
John Williams ot Newfane, now serving a
ten yeara' sentence ln the state prlson for man-
slaughter, claims to have attended the same
school wlth Carey, the Irish informer, in Dub
lin, wbero they were boys together. Williams
says that Carey was obedlent, a good student,
and was very popular wlth hls Bchool-fellows,
Since then Williams had heard nothlng of hls
former f rlend untll he recently became so prom
inent before the world.
Fkom our Bradford correspondent we learn
that at a special town meetlng, hold last Sat-
urday, it was declded by a vote of one hun-
dred and thlrty-three to forty-nlne to Instrnct
the selectmen to ralae sufOclent money on the
grand 11st to pay the executlon recently Issued
agalnst that town ln the famous Ira li. Me-
lendy sult. The sum ls to be raised in nlnety
days, and wlll require about one huudred and
ten cents on the dollar of the grand 11st.
The blood-hounds whlch travel about wlth
the varlous "orlglnal" Uncle Tom's Cabln
companles usually have a fierce and blood
thlrsty appcarance on paper, but as a matter
of fact aro rarely of a very stlrrlng nature,
But at Windsor, recently, attor they had been
chalned up, two of them broko loose and to
gether attacked another, bltlng, chewlng and
mangllng hlm so Beverely, before they could
be taken off, that be dled wltbln a few hours.
What an advertlsement for the company I
Gifth and lmprovements aggregatlng SMX),-
000 have been made to the educatlonal advant
ages of tho state durlng the past year. The I
largest Improvements are 8204,000 to the Btate
school f und from the late Arunah Huntington
of Brantford, Canada; glfts of about 8150,000
to the state unlveslty, besldes a valuable llbrary
of 13,000 volumes; 525,000 to the Lyndon in
stltute at Lyndon Center; $50,000 raised bytho
Brattleboro school dlstrlct for a new butlding;
520,000 f or a parochlal school at St. Johnsbury ;
parochial echoola at Itutland at a cost of 820,-
The editors ot those wldely clrculated and
influentlal journals, the Barre Enterprise and
tbe ChrUlian ilessengtr, have our heartfelt
sympathy. When a paper, in order to " get
even" wlth a contemporary for a real or fancled
grlevance, for lack of any other resources, wlll
attack, and endeavor to hold up to rldlcule,
the rival publlsher's religloua bellef, it be
trays snch an utter abseuce in its edltor of all
thoso characteriBtlcs whlch mark tho differ
ence botween the cultlvated, Chrletlan gentlo
man and tho more brawler, tbat lt excites our
The olllclal programme for the Montreal
wlntor carnlval, from February 4 to 9, ls avery
attractlve one, not only In lts llthographlc out
Bide, but ln tho sports whlch lt oflers to the
publlc. The lce palace wlll be a great attrac-
tlon, as lt ls to be Uluminated overy.ovenlng of
the weck with electric llglits, Wednesday wlll
be the grand gala day, and a Bk&flng and prom
enade concert, trottlng races, curllngiBonspell,
hokey tournament, grand slelghlng parade, la
cross on Bkates, torchllght processlon of snow
shoo clubs, and attack and defence ot thelce
palace will bo features ot the day and evenlng,
A nisTOUYot company F, first Unlted Etates
sharp-shooters, by William Y. W. Rlpley, lleu.
tenant-colonel, Is another valuable contrlbu
tlon to the part Vermont bore ln the war ot the
rebellion. Casslus Peck ot Brookfield, an oflV
cer of thls company, has our thanks for a copy
of thls Interesting work. Mr. Peck served
through the war and contrlbuted to the excel-
leut materlal of company F a steady hand and
a clear eyo, with a resolute and patrlotlc splrlt
Colonel Berdan s reglmeut ot sharp-shootera
made a btllllant record durlng tho war, and
company F, on several marked occasions, car
rled off the honors of the reglment.
Tjii: Boston Journal baa been cougratulatlng
ltself on "our oldest subscrlber," who had
taken that paper for fifty years, but The
Watchman can show a much better record.
It ls not a very uncommon thlng to flnd a man
who has taken tlila pivper flfty years, wlitlo
thero are a good number who have rounded
out a full three-scoro years ot contlnuous sub-
scriptlon. Mr, John Peake, who has justpassed
away at West Topsham, had beon a patron ot
thls paper for slxty.one yeara, white Mr,
Stephen Ilerrlck of Middlesex, wno is "our
oldost subscrlber," has beeu a reader ot thls
paper ever slnce lt was eBtab'.lshed, In 1800,
A dkcihion was rendered in the supreme
court of the Unlted States last Monday in the
Important patcnt case of Itlley Burdett et al.
agalnst Jacob Estey, upon appeal from the
clrcult court of the Unlted States for the dls
tilctof Vermont, Thls waa a sult brought by
Burdett, who waa plalntlff In tho court bolow
galnst Estey for allcgod lnfilngement of
!i paCont granted to tho former ln 1800 upon
an lmprovement In reed organa. Tho court
below rendered a declslon In favor of Burdett,
and gavo hlm a dccrco for 3101,000. Thls
court, lnnnelaboratooplnlon by JustlceBlatch-
ford, roverses tho decreo of tho clrcult court
and remands the case to that court, wlth dlrec-
tlons to dlsmlss tho blll.
A wkll-knowu Vermontor relates an nmuslng
exporlonce wlth an honcst clerk In one of Ilos
ton's large hotola. Sometlmo at ter settllng hls
blll ho waa told by the clotk that ho had by
mlstake overpald, and S3 was refunded. Ar
rlvlng liomo ho found a letter from the clerk,
statlng that hls cash account waa just $3 short,
and requcBtlng the guest to recount hls own
funds. Tho Vermonter immedlately mnt hls
check, addlng that as he had been through
Chrlstmag, It would bo very dlfllcult to doclde
the qucstlon. Flnally, aftera few days' dolay,
the money came back wlth the assurance that
the doficlt had been accounted for from another
source and that tho $3bolongcd to tbe Ver
montor, who repllcs that he is keeplng lt for
Thk Sprinyfield Republkan says: " The little
state of Maryland la polltlcally dlvlded ln half
even more sharply than tho other little Btate of
Vermont, where one senator must liall from
oach sido of ' tho mountain'and thegovornor
be taken from the dlstrlcts alternately, though
the heavons f all." Vermont mlght coroplacently
endure to be called " the other little stato " by
one of her blg, senBlble slsters, but not by tbe
child of a klnd of polltical dudino who has
more than twelve hundred Equaro mllea less ot
terrltory and whoso entlre delegatlon in con
gress ls out-welghed by a slngle Vermont Ben
ator. Vermont ls a great deal blgger than
Massachusetts, and ber pretentioua little alster
must speak of her very respectfully orlncur
An accldent occurred on the St. Johnsbury
& Lake Champlain rallroad Monday morning,
It sesms that a frelght whlch meets another at
mldnight at Wolcott was golng through the
Jones bridge at that place when a ratl broke,
throwlng the tho snloon car off the track. It
was hauled some dlstance before lt could bo
stopped. A man was sent back to llag tho
mixed train. Ue had not gono far when the
traln came thunderlng along and rushed on to
the saloon car wlth great force, although the
englueer had reversed hls euglne. Both bo
and the fireman jumped. The engine broke
through the bridge into tho rlver. No one was
hurt except the fireman, who injured hls leg In
jumplng, and a brakeman, who was also but
sllghtly Injured. Thero was no traln through
durlng the day, and passengors were carrled
by. No serious damage was done. Thls is
tbe first colllsslon on the road of any klnd
The case of State vs. Lawrence Bralnerd is
set for bearlng at the January term of the Frank
lin county supreme court, whlch convenes at St.
Albans to-morrow, and wlll test the sufllclcncy
ot the indlctments found agalnst hlm. The
agreed state of facta upon whlch the questlon
of sufllclency of the indlctments rests, Is In
substanco thls wise: When tho grand jury
commenced to conslder the case ot Bralnerd,
one ot the panel was slck, but had not asked
to bo excused, hence but seventeen jurors sat
on tho matter; of thoso, five were deposltors,
and at thelr own request they were excused by
thelr fellows and the foreman from particlpat
Ing In the findlng of a blll. Those twolve dld
flnd and return tho indictmeats agalnst Braln
ord and hls assoclate deltnquents. But of tho
twelve, one was the husband of a woman who
was a depositor. The court will be asked to
say whether tho grand jury, as constltuted,
was a legal tribunal, and whether the Indlct
ments so found are valld.
iiulto bo bad as Sunday. Thls seoms to be a
cold wave whlch haa swopt ovor the country,
beglnnlng with Mlnnesota last Frlday. It Is an
lll-wlnd, howovor, that blows no good to any
ono, and tho modost plumber has been very
numorous In hls efforts to ropair tho damages
done to water aud steam plpes.
Oon Waitsfield corrospondont wrltes that on
Frlday, Docember 28, a young man glvlng tho
namo of Fred Slayton hlred a team ot A. W.
Blgolow of that placo to go to Waterbury,
promlslng to return tho followlng Sunday. He
drove to Waterbury Frlday, Blnce whlch tlme
nothlng has beon heard of elther the man or
the team by Mr. Blgolow, although dlllgent
search has beon made for them meanwhlle.
Ho was from twenty-two to twenty-fivo years
ot ago, ot sandy complexlon, about five feet
elght or ten Inches hlgh, welghed about one
hundred and slxty pounds, and at tho tlme ho
last seen had a moustacho and chln
We learn from our Gaysville correspondent
that the honse in that village owned by Mra.
Strong, and occupled by her and L. S. .Lamb,
her son-ln-law, was burned about two o'clock
last Frlday afternoon. Tbe contents of the
house were mostly saved. A very strong south,
wlnd was blowlng at the tlme, and the sparks
were carrled some dlstance to the barn of Mr,
Harrlngton, whlch contalnod a good stock of
hay, graln, farmlng toola, twelve cows and a
yoke ot oxon, all whlch were consumed. Two
horses and two cows were got out ot the barn
and saved, as were also tbe young cattle,
whlch were in the yard. A barn belonglng to
Dr. C. C. Smith took firo, but the flamea were
extlngulshed wlthout serious damage. The
housea belonglng to Mr. Harrlngton and Mr,
Smlth were only saved through the greatest
exertlona on the part of the cltizens. Tbe firo
orlglnated In the chamber lloor ln Mrs. Strong's
houBO, through wblch the Btoveplpe passed.
The losa Is partlally covered by Insuranco.
Last Saturday evenlng, wrltes our Strafford
correspondent, a partlally Buccessfnl attempt
was made to rob tho storo of S. F. Frary St Co.,
at South Strafford. Three mlners (forelgoers)
remalned in the store untll all except Mr.
Buell, tho junlor partner, had retlred. Whllo
Mr. Buell was countlng the money taken In
durlng the day, one ot tbo rogues called for
some oysters. Mr. Buell stepped into the
back room and procured them. Iteturnlng to
the front room, he notlcod the money-drawer
was partlally drawn out, and an examlnatlon
revealed the fact that lts entlre contents bad
been abstracted. Mr. Buell qulckly stepped to
the tront door and locked lt, thus making the
men hls prlsoners. He then aroused the clerka
from tho chamber above, and telephoned to
ConBtable Hazelton ot the upper village, who,
in due tlme, arrlved and placed the men undor
arrest. A thorough examlnatlon of the sus-
pected partles and of the store-room was made,
but none ot the mlsslng money could be found
Later, a quantlty of goods taken from the
store was found ou the outslde, A hearlng
was givon the men Monday morning, tho re-
sult of whlch we are aa yet unable to learn,
The man who greeta you at every turn wlth
the Inqulry, "Is thls cold enough for you?"
haa been In hla elemont duiing the past weok,
the only drawback to hls full enjoyment belng
the dangor he haa experlenced ot freezlug up
bia cesophagus whlle putting the questlon,
Sunday morning was tho coldest for twenty
fivo years ln thls vlllago, and reports from oth
er Bectlons indlcate a slmllar record, At Barre
tho mercury was thlrty bolow zero at mldnight,
forty-two below at sunrise, and thlity degrees
below at ton o'clock ln tho morning, The
splrlt thermometor went down to flfty bolow.
Tho followlng temperaturos aro also reported
West Randolph, thlrty-elght below: Brattle
boro, twenty to twenty-fivo below; White
Hlver Junctlon, twenty.five below; St, Johns
bury, forty below; Vergennes, tlilrty-slx bo
low; Tunbrldgo, forty below; Sharon, thlrty-
two below; East Montpelier, thlrty-flvo to forty
bolow; Marshfield, thlrty-elght bolow, Mon
day was also a very severo day, although not
whlskers of about ten days' growth. Tho
team ls doscribod as follows: The horse was a
bay ono, about fourteen yoara old, fiftoen
hands hlgh, welghlng nearly orqulto nlno hun
dred and fifty pounds, fleet-foqted, lts tall
reachlng nearly to Its gambrels. Tho slelgh
was of the Portland style, all black, orna
mented wlth narrow gold Btrlpes around the
body, upholstered wlth red plush, and had a
chtme of bells on tho tbllls. In the slelgh were
a Japaneso robe, two blankets, a black whlp,
and a halter. Thls Bamo man aleo gave hls
namo aa Alfrcd Slayton at the post-ofllce, where
he called for malt. He sold a buffalo overcoat
at Morotown, whlch ho doubtless purlolned
from some other poor unfortunate who has
felt the need of lt tho past week. About the
tlme thls man appeared In Waitsfield, another
young man ot nearly the same age, but ot dark
complexlon, trled to hlre a team of Frank Bar
rett of Middlesex and George Gove of Water
bury, falllng ln whlch he dlsappeared, and has
not Blnce been seen. Mr. Blgolow is an Indus
trlous man, just startlng out ln Ufe, and can
111-afford to lose the team. Any lnformation
concernlng thls matter wlll be gratefully re
celved and sultably rewarded by hlm. It ls
boped the rascal may soon bo brought to
It ls a favorlto pastime with the metropoll-
tan press to rldlcule country papers for pub
Ushlng as news so much whlch they afllrm Is
ot no Bort of consequenco to anybody. Now
and then the rurat edltor is permltted to catch
a gllmpse of real journallsm as oxempllfied by
hla pretontiouB crltic, and the exporlence ls
indeed refreshing. Such a prlvllege has been
vouchsafod to us. A special dlspatch to the
Boston Journal, announclng the lntroductlon
of Matthew Arnold to a New York audlence
by George Wllllam Curtls, records the astound'
lng fact that " before comlng forward to speak
Mr. Arnold leanod forward and shook hands
wlth Mr. Curtls." Picture thls scene, if you
can. Glve free reln to the imaglnation, even
to its " utmost Btretch," and try to grasp the
Importance of the assertlon, telegraphed from
Now York, that " Mr. Arnold leanod forward
and shook hands wlth Mr. Curtls." Truly
thls ls an age ot progresa and what would have
been a nlne days' wonder wlth our forefathers ls
passed over ln thls hurrylng age wlth the mero
statement, as though it were a matter of every-
day occurrence, that " Mr. Arnold leaned for
ward and shook hands wlth Mr. Curtls." Thls
same Boston Journal publlshed last week, as
Interesting matter for lts many thousand road
ers, a 11st of persons, good, had and indlffer-
ent, who had dled In thls state durlng the past
year, making over a solld column ot names,
many of whom were unknown outsldo of thelr
own hamlet. If tbls bad appeared ln the Ar
gus, lt would not have surprised us at all, as
that paper ls llable any tlme to begln publlsh
lng the Unlted States censua in weekly Instal
menta, In order to follow Ilorace Greeley's nd-
vlco and get as many names aa posslble into
each Issue; but when we saw thls catalogne of
names embelllshlng the columns of a city
paper whlch laya claim to the title of the
ideal newspaper, we were led to rellect on the
smallness of the dlff erence between tweedlo-dee
TnE so-called " boundary questlon " Is stlll
agltatlng the mlnds ot our good Methodlst
brethren, and wlll be a prominent toplc at tbe
eoming conference to be beld ln thls village.
Memorlals have been prepared and the neces
sary measures have been taken for the most
effectlve presentation of the case of the exlled
dlstrlct before tbo boundary commlBslon, which
meets about the first of Aprll next. The Free
Presi makes the followlng summary of tbe
case: " Althougb the Burlington dlstrlct ls
preparlng to place the casebeforo the boundary
commlsslon ln the etrongest manner posslble,
there Is very little expectatlon that the body
wlll declde ln lts favor, for the reason that the
commlsslon ls known to be composed of those
who favor tbe opposlte slde. The real contest
will be at the genoral conference, ln May. If
Indlcatlons are to be trusted, it la llkely that
the general conference at that tlme wlll restore
the dlstrlct to the Troy conference, and for the
followlng, among other good reasons: First,
because tho blsbopa who bavo been on or near
the terrltory slnce the beglnnlng of the con
test, are convlnced of the necesslty ot restor
ing the dlstrlct in order to prevent tbe entire
dlsruptlonot thecburches; so opposed are the
layraen of tho dlstrlct to any concesslon whlch
wlll involve glvlng up the prlnclple for whlch
they are contendlng. Second, because no ex-
changes have been allowed between the Bur
lington dlstrlct and others slnce the beglnnlng
ot the dlfilculty. Thlrd, because the next gen
eral conferenco Is to be composed ot nearly
two-thlrda newmembers; so there wlll be no
factional prejudlce or personal prlde to contend
wlth on the part ot the majorlty ot the con-
ference. Fourth, becauso the layraen of tbo
Vermont conference, as a rule, sympathlzo
ono of tho ownors of the New Y'ork and Canada
llne of boats.
Dn, J, IIknhy JACKBONof Barre hasrccelved
tho appolntmont of consultlng surgcon to tho
Mary Fletcher hospltal at Burlington,
Uev. Ausxm IIA7.EN of Jericho wlll proach
before tho graduatlng clasa of the Johnson
normal school next Sunday, the 13th lnst.
QKOitOK Lovfjoy, who dled In Bradford,
Masa., Docember 30, aged Bixty-Blx, was born
ln Westminster, and was In the Boaton custom
house twelvo years.
Phivatb lettora from Parla stato that the
weddlng of Prlnco Ponlatowskl and Mlss Ely-
Goddard of New York wltl take place in that
city tho laBt Wednesday ln January,
Dii. Fhencii, sccond asslstant physlclan at
tho Brattleboro asylum, has declded to leavo
hls posltlon, February 1, to accept a posltion In
the New Hampshlro asylum at Concord.
Edwaiii) S. Seahs, formerly edltor of the St.
Albans Aducrtlser, well and favorably known
ln Vermont, has been appolnted general mana-
gor of tho Amorlcan Electric and lllumlnatlng
company of BoBton.
Brsioes lts own delegatlon, thls stato has ln
the present congresa ten ot her eons. It haa
(aslde from lts own delegatlon) the followlng:
Senator Wllllam Pltt Kelloge of Louislana,
born in Orwell; Senator Phlletua Sawyer ot
Wlsconsln, born ln Whiting; and those repre-
sentatlves: John A. Kasson of Iowa, born in
Charlotte; Ambrose A. Ranney of Massachu
setts, born ln Townshend; Wllllam A. Russell
ot Massachusetts, born ln Wells Rlver; Roswell
G. Horr of Mlchlgan, born ln Waitsfield; Mllo
White ot Mlnnesota, born ln Fletcher; Ossian
RayofNew Hampshire, born ln Hlnesburgb;
Abram X. Parker of New York, born In Gran
ville ; Halbert S. Greenleat ot New Y'ork, born ln
The adiourned annual meetlng of Bethany
cnurcu wm do nem in tne cnapei inis evening.
The mlsslon band of the Bantlst Sunday
school wlll meet wlth Mrs. Mason on Saturday
afternoon, at two o ciock.
The milllnerv and drs cooda stores will close
at elx o ciock every evenlng, except aaiuraay,
irom now untu tne nrat oi Aprn
On account ot the oxtreme
necesaary to suspend work at the Sabin slate
quarry on Monaay anu i uesaay,
Owino to the dullness of business, L. W,
Welch has discharged all but one of the em
ployes ln hla furnlture establlshment.
The heavlest snow-storm of the season oc
curred on Wednesday last. About fourteen
Inches fell durlng the day and evening.
Ouitk a scare was created at the Amerlcan
house early Sunday morning by an alarm of
flre, caused by tne ournmg out oi a cnimney,
Thk woman'a auxlllarv and tho ladles' sew-
Ing society of Chrlst church will have a unlted
meetlng wlth Mra. Ilenry Flfield on Saturday
alternoon, at two o clocx
TnKDoverfN. II.) ifepuWicansays: "navor
lv's mlnstrels at the city ball. last evenlng,
were tne uest we nave ever wunessea in Dover;
tney deeerve tnelr success."
The ladles ot the Unitarlan society wlll hold
thelr next sociable at thelr vestry thls (Wed
nesday) eveneng. Gentlemen are Invited to
toa from half-past five to seven o ciock.
A stated convocatlon of Klne Solomon Roy-
al Arch chapter, No. 7, wlll be beld at Masonic
nau on inursaay evening, january iu, at nan
past seven o'clock. Regular Councll meetlng
at seven o ciock.
The recular monthlv temnerance meetlng
was held at the Church of the Messiah Sunday
evenint:, Rev. J. E. Wrlght presldlng. Re-
marks were made by Mr. Wrleht, Rev. Mr,
Miller and II. C. Lull.
Sunday morning was the coldest known in
thls place for twentv-tive years. The thermom
etor rangcd from thlrty-nve to forty-tbree de
grees below zero, and remalned several degrees
Deiow tnrougnout tne aay.
New London (Conn.) Tkleouam: " Law
rence ball was crowded to the doors last nlght.
to witneas tne penormance oi tiaveriy s mln
strels truly they are as they advertlse abso-
lutely the best. Come agaln.
Miss RuTn Jewett cavo a verv nleasant
party to a few of ber frlends last Wednesday
ovenlng. A pleasant feature ot tbe occaslon
was tne smging oi some oi tne newer conego
songa by tne liarvard stuuents.
At the annual meetlng of tbe Montpelier
natlonal bank, which was held yesterday, the
loliowmg mrectors were ctioson: james it.
Langdon (presldent), George C. Shepard fvlce-
presment), u. a. LooratB, u. w. scottana li. i:
Walton. E. D. Blackwell was elected cashler,
ana (J. uurton oiarun, teiier.
The Week of Prayer ls observed by the Con
gregatlonal, Baptist and Methodlst churches,
the two latter holdlng meetinga each evenlng
tnrougu the week. lliere wlll be servlce at
Bethany church Saturday evening. The sub-
jects for prayer for tbat evenlng wlll be re-
memoereaon r riaay evening.
Thk annnal meetlng ot the stockholders of
tbe First Natlonal bank was held yesterday,
wben the followlng dlrectors wero chosen:
John A. Page (presldent), Charles Dewey
(vlce-presldent), J. W. Ellls, Fred E. Smlth and
P. P. Pitkin. J. C. Honghton was elected
cashler, F. M. Kendall, teller, and Harry Cutler,
Amono the nrominent names reirlHterod at
the I'avllion durlnc the nast week we notlce
tho followlng: Paul Dlllingham, Waterbury;
uuaiey u. Lienison, royalton; J. a. Tyler,
Brattleboro; Bradley Barlow and II, S. Royce,
St. Albans; S. S, Tbompson. Lyndonville: D.
R. Sortwell and James T. Phelpx, Boston, and
Aionzo weoKa, wasmngton, u. u.
The ad iourned meetlng of the First Conero-
gationai society was nem on monnay evening.
Tbe renort ot the treaaurer showed tho society
to ue out ot uent. i ne louowing omcers were
eiectea tor tne ensuing year: u. u. (vemp.
cieru; li. u. uemtng, treaeurer; ueorge w
acou, auaitor, ana J. v. uaucocK surveyor. J,
V. Babcock, J, C. F.mery and George 0, Strat
ton, prudoutial commlttee.
Whilk G. D. Butler was drlvlng around the
corner ot Sbite and Maln streets yestorday, hla
slelsh tlDtied over and he was thrown out.
Tho horse becamu frlghtened and dragged hlm
some aisiance, out nnaiiy uroKe looso. ana
turnlng between somo ot the bulldlngs on
aiain street, ran to tne rlver ana jutupeu upon
the lce. The harnesa caught lu the stone wall.
and the animal was raptured, The injuiloa
resuiting were not serious.
At tho regular meetlng of Thonias Wlldey
encampment, No. 11, tho followlng oflk-ers
unablo to work, and C. A. Sanders performa
hla dutlos at the school-house.
We understand that " Abrahara." tho best
roii ot " D.ivld Lambert," has been pnrchased
by Messrs. Harry Lowo and II. C. Brlgham,
and will bo put Into the hands of a manager
lor next season. no la tne slro o"rranK,
with a record of 2:08J wlth runnlng mate, tho
fastost mlle on record. " Kltty Cook," 2:20,
who was for a long tlme owned by the lato
Charles Bailey, waa sired by hlm. He also
slred " Allco,'r 2:28; "Boston Boy," 2:301;
"Nollie Hale," 2: 3U; "Lady Wolcott," "Fred?'
and many other fast trottera. The horsomen
about here aro much pleased at hla comlng.
The twenev-fourth annual meetlng ot the
Natlonal Llfo insuranco company was held on
Monday, january 7tu. lne followlng olllcers,
the same as those of lnst year, were elected:
Charles Dawey, presldent; Edward Dewey, vlce
presldent; George W. Reed, secretary; John B.
Thurston, octuary; Sumner Putnara, M. D.,
medlcal examlncr. inedlrectorscnosen lortno
ensuing year are: Paul.DUllngbam, Tlmothy P.
iieauein, jnanes uewey, . ti u. uingnam,
George W. Reed, Dudloy C. Denlson, Frederick
Bllllngs, Edward Dewey, James C. Houghton,
Fred E. Smlth, Perley P. Pitkin, Charles T.
Sabln, James T. l'holps.
At a regular meetlng of Vermont lodee. No.
2, 1. 0. 0. F held Wednesday evening, Jan
uary uistrict ueputy ueorge u i,ane mstauea
tho followlng offlcers: N. G., J. P. Donovan;
V. G,, F. W. Sherburne; recordlng secretary,
C. W. Guernsey; permanent secretary, Charles
F. Colllns; treaaurer, D. W. Dudley; C, C. W.
Sellnas; W., D. L. Sanders: R. S. N. G., A. T.
Kelth; L. S. N. G., Georgo Tromblee; R. S. V.
G A. Somerville; L. S. V. G., C. E. Wood;
R. S. 8., J. J. Sowles; L. S. S., 8. T. Nojes; I.
U., T. J. Keegan; U. u., J, J. Young; cuapiain,
Marble Russell. Charles E. Caustlo and T. R.
Gordon wero chosen representatlvea to the
grand lodge to be held at Rutland, February
Cth and Gth. The trustees for the lodgo are A.
W. Ferrin, F. W. Morse and II. C. Webster.
A sehious accldent occurred at the Sabln
slate quarry last Thursday afternoon. Whlle
some of the men were charglng a blast, a pre-
mature exploslon occurred. inomas I'ricnard
and John E. Jones. two Welshmen, wero at
work upon tno cnarge, tne lormer pacsing
away the powder and the latter holdlng the
luee. l'ricnara was strucK equareiy in tne
body and thrown several feet. Hla handa
were badly, and hla face and body somewhat,
burned. Hls clothing took firo at once, but thls
was oulcklv extlngulshed by tbe auarrymen.
Jones was not much Injured by the first explo
slon, but was badly burned in the face by tho
bnrsting oi a can oi powaer wnicn was Btana
ing near and became Ignited It was at first
feared that he must lose hls eyes, but he is
much better now, and It ls hoped that he wlll
entirely recover hla slght. Dr. W. D. Reld
attended tne wounued men, and tney are ootn
dolng better than was expected, and hope to be
able to resume work in a few weeks.
Satuhday evenlng, atter the traln had re-
turned from Barre, Englneer R. M. Whalen
went to bis eumer. havlng a short tlme before
golng to the Junctlon to meet the Chlcago ex
press. The other tralnmen, wlth the excep-
tlon oi uonuuctor uauoy, naa aiso gone nome.
Mr. Bailey soon after went to the engine, and
aa he approached the cab, he saw a stranger
thereln. The latter had opened tho furnaceand
was ln the act of throwing forward the lever,
and had hls hand on thethrottle, when he was
selzed by Mr. Bailey and taken to the baggage
room. Mr. rlnn waa eent ior, and arnvirg,
arrested the man, who waa qulte intoxicated,
and took hlm to jall. Hla namo is Charles
Jackson, and hU home is in Moretown. Mon
day he was taken before Justlce 0. D. Clark
on charge ot drunkenness, dt-tclosed, and was
served in tbe usual way. Hls nearing ln tne
rallroad matter takes place to-day. It Is be-
lleved tnat ne is in no way counected witn tne
runaway traln of last week Tuesday.
PitOFESsOR C. W. Stahh ls nichtlv entertaln-
lnir the tubllc at Capital Ilall witn a seriea ot
clever performances deslgned to show that all
tne wonaers periormea oy eo-caued meaiuma
can be reproduced by a skillful trlckster and
Blelght-of-hand performer. Monday evenlng
tho usual phenomena ot tbe cablnet were pro-
duced, witn some addltions tnat were espec
lally clever, whlle a commltteo ot gentlemen
from the audlence were upon the stage. Al
though Professor Starr was securely bound,
band and ioot, to a cnair ln tno caomet, tne
moment the curtain was closed there waa a
manifestation sufuclenl to satisfy the most
skeptlcal, if the tooting of horns and rlngtng
ot bells would have any effect upon hlm.
Other mysterious thlngs were done, such aa
settlng a paper on firo whlle it was ln anoth
er's hands, reading namea upon allpa of paper
which bad been carefully folded and shaken
up in a hat, and anawerlngquestlons whlch the
medlumohad not seen. Commnnlcation was
also apparently bad, through a medlum, with
some of tbe best known of the former cltizens
of the village, all of whom gave a good ac
count of themselves. Professor Starr gave
another exhlbltion last ovenlng, wlth a com
plete change of programme, and will remaln
durlng the week. He wlll publlcly explaln
hls modus operandl before he leaves town.
Hon. W. U. DuBois was in town on Wednes
day and made The Watchman a call. .Ed
ward L. Smlth returna to Yale college to-day.
. ...Conductor McAUUter Is vlsiting relatives
and frlends at West Randolph. . .The marriage
Is announced ot J. J. Williams, an employe
ot tho Lane Manutacturing Company, and Mlss
Nellle LaPolnto. It occurred January 5....M.
D. Gilman and Joel Foster have been appolnted
commlssloners of the estate of the late Ebenezer
Gunnlson We are pleased to notlce the
marriage of Stephen R. Colby of thls place and
Nora J. Clark of Marshfield, whlch occurred at
tho latter place on the 1st lnst. . . . Fred C. Camp,
clerk at tho I'avllion, has been suff ering se
verely from soro eyes for several days. . . .Mrs.
M. D. Gilman bas returned from Provldence,
R. I., much lmproved in health George C.
Deunnlng, who has been at work for L. W.
Welch, bas returned to Boston, where he wlll
Erobably remaln Mrs. John B. Langdon
as been vlsltlng frlends ln town for a few
days. . . . Jessle Dewey baa been sufferlng from
a sovere cold and sore throat, but ls much bet
ter. Her mother is now serloualy Indlsposed.
....W. W. Newcomb, for some tlme clerk in
A. G. Stone's jewelry store, went to his home
in Brattleboro on Monday. To-day he starta
for Florlda. He wlll spend some tlme wlth
John P. Dewey at Tompklnsville.
ith the Burlington dlstrlct. They say that were installed for the ensuing year: C. P.,
flinir tliAmunlT'Aii aimi1n nnt lllrn tn htk cna.nail I - . . ... ... n n 'n. . '
ln tnla way. and tney do not propose to be a
party to any such pollcy, Flfth, because both
the clergy and lalty of the church ln general
are In sympathy wlth the Burlington dlstrlct.
On tho other hand, there Is no doubt that tho
leaders ot the Vermont conference wlll do all
In thelr power to hold the dlstrlct, bellevlng
that If they can do it they will evontually work
the dlstrlct into thelr terrltory."
Adhiondack Muhuay Is bolng bllled for lec-
turea in thls state.
UNrrnn Statks Maushal IIenuy has
turned from tho South.
N. C. Dye of Rutland has been a moruber of
the Methodlst cholr twenty-threo yeara, and lts
leader for olghteen years.
Wilmam 11. Wu.kins, who dled In Burling
ton, Docember 31, waa a steamboat captaln on
Lake Champlain In 1831-3, and tor twenty yeara
C. 0. Foster; J. W D. W. Sowles: S., Charles
i-.. uausiic; r. s., a. i. ueitu; treasurer, u.
W. Dudley; G C. W. Guernsey; 1st W., A.
T. Kelth; 2d W Wllllam Glynn; 3d W D.
W. Dudloy; 4th W., T. R, Gordon; R. G. T.,
J. J. Sowfos: L. G. T., F. L. Hayden; 1. S.,
ueorge iromuiee; u, a., u. i. autumors,
On Monday ono of tho retorts at tho gaa
house broke down, and In addltlon to thls the
plpes in the bridge were obstructed by frost,
so that upon first llghtlng in the village the
auppiy waa very llmlted, and lt was uelleved
could not last later than elght o'clock. The
frost was. howovor. rcruoved. and rras wus fur.
nlshcd untll a few mlnutes atter nlne o'clock,
wlien lt gavo out. At (japltal liall thls neces-
sltated the brlnging ln of lamps ln order that
that Professor Starr'a entortalnmout mlght bo
Thh wlnter term ot tho Unlon school began
on Monday. Mlss Terrill was reatored to iior
IKsltlon ln tno crammar denartment. and each
ot the teachers ln the lower gradea, as far as
Mlss Webster's, waa advanced ono, Thls left
a VBcancy In Mlss Wrbster'a room, whlch Is
llllcd by Mlss Allce M, Guernsey, a graduato of
the gratumar school, clasa ot '82, and more
recently n student in tho somlnary, Georgo
McAlliter, the much-likcd jaultor, Is still
Seminnry II11I. Mrs. Beeman Is at the
residence of ber parents in New Yor, Sbe
was called there about two weeks ago on
account of the severe slckneas ot her father.
We understand that.he ls cettlng- better, . . .
Last Frlday evenlng tbe folluwlng resolutlon
was dlscussed lu lyceum: "Hesolved, That
Irlsh and Gerniau immigratlon ought to bo
prohlbited." Alllrmatlve, G. II. Spencer and
Dut ton; negative, Bsbs and I.eazer; aalstod
by several volunteers. Declded ln tbe aillrmn
tlve by tho board ot declslon.... The usual
senlor examlnatlon took placo last Frlday.,,.
Professor Hadley's muslc-clasi numbers about
thirty-flve. ...Tho most of the students re
malned by thelr firesldes Sunday ln proterence
to golng to church, tor fear tuat thoy would
fiud lt more f rlgid there. . . .The mercury con
gealed hero Sunday morning.... Alico Guern
sey haa lott school and has acceptedasltuatton
as teacher ln the Unlon school.
IIomk. Iu calllng attentton to an artlcle ad
vertlsed In our columns, we are pleased to no
tlce an excellent slgn lu regard to it, viz: that
tbo testlmnnlals relatlng to Hood's Sarsaparilla
are from New England people, and many are
from Lowell, the home ot thls medicine. We
are assured that the saleot thls artlcle ln Low
ell, where it is best known, ls wholly unpre
cedented ln tho atinala ot proprietary medl
clnes. We leave lt wlth you to declde as to
tho probable morlts of an artlcle wlth auoh a
Thk Presldent recelved slx gold-headod canes
and slx sllk umbrellas wlth gold aud sllver
handles among hls Chrktmas presents.
BuiTKit-BuvKits everywhore are rofuslng to
tako white, lardy-looklng buttor except at
"greaao" prlces. Consuiuors want nothlng
but gilt-edged butter, and buyers thereforo
recomtnend thelr patrons to kecp a uniforra
color throughont tho year by uslng the lm
proved Butter Color made by Wells, Rlclmrd
son & Co., Burlington, Vt. It is the only color
that can bo relled on to never Injuro the but
ter, and to alwavs glvo the perfect color. Sold
by drugglsta and nierchanta.