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MONTPELIER , VT., WEDNESDAY, JANUAKY 10, 1884.
VOIi. 79. 4031. NO. 14.
BY W. W. PRECOTT.
Wchmm G jfaimml.
WEDNESDAY. JANUAKY 10. 1881.
Dituos nt Bascom'Bl
Patknt mcdiclnea nt Bascora'all
Tmt finost clgars nt Bascom'slll
Elkoant handkorchlof extracta nt Bna
com'allll Bio trado In "Diamond Dyes" nt Bas
com'Blltl! Ciiiculatino llbrary nt 11. E. Slayton'B.
Goous matked down, to close, nt Wobster's.
TnE"Grocet's Fnvorite" extracta nnd os
Bonces nro handaomely put up, and nre unsur
pnasod ln quality. For aalo by grocora.
Any ono In noed of a good tool-cliest and
tools Insldo of chest is finlshed In cbcstnut
and mahogony wlll do well to call on A. C.
Atberton, Waterbury, Vermont.
Fob Sale. Ono thousand Mncomber's Im
proved hand corn nnd boan plnnterB. Agenta
wnnted for nll unoccupled toriltory. For par
tlcnlara npply to 0. G. 1'holps, ngent for tho
Btnte of Vermont, Milton, Vt.
Wood Bouanr ano Sold. Thoso who wl9h
to buy or sell wood of nny klnd nro Invltcd to
call at tho ofllco of Angell & Morrow, Soutb
Maln street, opposlte Ilcnry Lowo & Son's store,
Thls firm nlso buy nnd sell ahlnglea.
Did you know that the boBt time to carry
furnlturo la when It is good alelghlng7 When
you come to Waterbury, call nnd look nt the
black walnut, chestnut, nsh and pnlntcdchnm-
ber sets at A. T. Strnw & Co.'a, Maln ntreot
D. A. Guptll has a few more flno single
slelgha whlch mnst be sold at cost, or some
leas, to close them out nnd make room for car
rlageB. Wood or good notes taken In payment
If deslred. Call at Guptll'a carrlaee reposltory,
Maln street, Montpelier, where he also haaa
good traverse slelgh for sale cheap.
Having on hand more prints than we want,
we shall sell fltty pleces nt the low rIco of
three and one-hnlf cents per ynrd. Also n lot
of fine ltnen towels, fnncy ends, whlch wlll be
sold for nbout hnlf of former prlccs, and n lot
of sllk plushes at nlnety-iive cents, former
prlce 81.70. Also broeade velveteena at forty
fivo cents. Frlcca on all wlntor gooda marked
way down to roduce stock. Don't fall to go
and look at the bargains at Webster's.
The Amerlcan Mortgnge nnd Investment
Company, for wliich C. J. Gleason, Ksq., Is
local agent, declared n seml-annual divldend of
fonrper cent, pnynble to stockholdcrs Jnnuary
10, and has also cnrrled ovor 52,000 to Ita sur
plnaaccount, out of the earnlngs of the last slx
months. The company also paya all of the
tazes on Ita capltal stock. Thls showlng dem
onstrates that the company Is worthy of the
fullest confidenco, and stockholdera ln It
nmong the fortunate Investors.
The postmnster-general Is in favor of a law
excludlng from tho malla those papera whlch
publish lottery advertlsements. If such n law
should be pissod, we should mlss the Clipper,
the Union and the Age.
The catalogue of the Unlvorsity of Vermont,
just issued, shows that there nre in the
Institutlon two hundred and seventy-one stu
dents, of wliom clghty-slx nre ln the depart
mcnt of nrts and eclence. '
The Vermont State Splritualist Associatlon
wlll hold thelr quarterly convention ln Rut
land, Jnnuary 25, 20 nnd 27. Cephus B. Lyun,
J. D. Stlles from Boston, and many other
Bpeakora wlll be present. Kcturn checks wlll
be granted on the rallroads.
n. W. Lovr. of Rutland, who wna nrrested
on complalnt of Grand Juror Spellman fornl
leged violntlon of the Sundny law by Issulng a
Sunday paper, was tried before the munlclpal
court and n jury of slx. The jury dlsagreed,
and the case Is continued tlll somo tlme ln
An evll splrit seema to hang nbout flnancl.il
circlea at St. Albans, nnd unfnvorable rumors
have been prevnlllng concerning tho conditlon
of tho Flrst natlonal bank. Bank Kxamlner
Uendee has been exaininlng the books nnd
papera of tho bank, and saya he finds nothing
to cause any nlarm.
William M. Devlin, thirty yeara old, a cattle
dealer known about Brighton and Watertown
markets, has disappeared, leavlng, it la re
ported, n large indebtednesa to Vermont nnd
New Ilampshire drovera and other partlea
Nothing haa been seen of lilm slnce last week
Tuesday, when he left the Brighton stock yard
A hhockinq accident occurred on " Bruce
hill," In Roxbury, on Saturday. Whilo Mrc
Nathan Gushoa waa away from her house,
fcer Httlo daughter's clothlng canght fire in
Bomo way from the stove. Tho chlld ran out
into tho open nlr and, before the (Inmes could
be extinguiBhed, she was burned in n horrlblo
manner. She died on Sunday.
The " J. W. Hobart," n new paBsenger en-
cine bullt at tho shops nt St. Albans, Is com'
pleted, and wlll be put on the road this week.
It la a fine piece of work, being constructed nf
ter the same manner as the " Governor Smith,"
f utnlshed with nll the latest improvements In
locomotlve mechanlsm, and wlll run on the
fast day express, opposlte the "Governor
A new scheme ln the way of fraudulent
bank bills has been developed lately, A blll la
cut lengthwise In nnrrow strips; one strlp la
taken out nnd the rest pasted together agaln,
and tho same procesa applied to another blll,
nnd ao on, untll a sufllclent number of atrlps
have been taken to form a new blll. Quite n
number of blllB thua made have been dls
covered In clrculation of late,
Thk clrculation of Thk Watchman Is rapld
ly lucreaslng, untll thia week lt hna reached
over ten thousand copios, nnd our llst is
atill galning. F. S, Tlils ia the same klnd of
a cock-and-bull atory that the Argus told last
week, when lt gald that Ita clrculation that
week wna over seven thousand; but, na The
Watchman ia not prlntedat tho .drjtu ofllce,
we trust to luck that tbey wlll not notlce the
sllght dlscrepancy between our assertlon and
the facta In tho case.
The annual meetlng of the Dog Itlvor Valley
Fair Aiaoclatlon waa hold at Northfield Tues
day, January 1st. The followlng ofllcers were
elected: Dana II. Morse ot Randolph, preal
dent; Jamea Morse, vlce-presidont; W. W.
Ilolden, secretnry; E. K. Jonea, trensurer;
John L. Moseley, nudltor; F. W. Gold, general
aupoilntondent; Royal W. Clark, marshal; E,
Iluntley, auperlntendent of floral hall. Ata sub.
sequent meetlng, held Satnrday evenlng, Jan
uary 12, lt was votod to rcduco tho premlums,
nnd new rulos wero ndoptod wlth rcgnrd to
Thk flrst half of the school year of St. Johns-
bury ncndemy closed wlth oxamlnatlona on
Thursdny and Frlday of last woek, nnd a pub.
llo moetlng of tho two lltorary societloa con
nocted with the achool on Frlday evenlng.
Tho nttendanco of the term hns boen very
large, three hundred nnd slx nnmca being en
rollod. Tho school Is to be congratulntod, not
only for Ita ofllctont corpa of lnstructora, but
also for the high moral tone whlch eeems to
prevall among the scholars.
FitKi'AnATioNH for tho wlnter carnlval in
Montreal, beglnnlng February 4, aro far ad
vanced. Tho contral tower of the ice palnce la
ralscd to tho height of nbout fifty feet and the
wnlls about thirty feet. A leadlng nmuse
ment wlll bo the attack upon the Ice palnce,
Wcdnosday nlght, by n anow-ahoe brlgndo,
thlrtcon hundred strong. 1'rovislon hna beon
made to defend it by dlsclpllned troops, who
wlll bo Bupplled wlth fireworka and rockots.
Tho snow-shoors, who wlll mnko tho attack
from the outsldo, wlll nlso be provided wlth
In tho case of the Central Vermont vs. the
Montpelier & Wells Rlver rallroad, whlch waa
triod before commisslonera last sumruer, tho
polnt nt Issue being na to the matter of n
through traln, the commisslonera modestly
charged twonty-flvo dollara per day nnd ox
ponsoa for thelr valuable servlcea. Tho case
catno before tho Chittenden county Bupremo
court on the plea that theso charges were ox
cessivo, and tho court suatnlned that view, cut-
tlng the prlce down to flfteen dollara per day
nnd expenses. We doubt if there wlll be any
special trouble in findlng commisslonera to
serve, even nt that flgure.
An accident occurred last week Tuosday af-
ternoon on the St. Johnsbury & Lake Cham
plain railroad, about n mlle and nlialf westof
Highgate. Mr. John Butler of Highgate waa
on hls way home from Swnnton, nnd, in at
tempting to drive over n crosslng, waa Btruck
by the express traln. Hla horso waa ktlled
nnd he waa tbrown in the ditch. Whenplcked
up'he was found Insensible, wlth n deep wound
on the back of hla hend, nnd hns slnce dled
Ho wna qulto deaf, nnd lt is believod wna not
nwnre of tho npproach of tho train, na the
crosslng wna upon n curve where the trnck waa
only visible for n few rods In ench diroctlon,
Mr. Butler was a brother of Jamea Butler,
Btntion ngent nt Highgate, and wan well-known
ln Frnnklin county.
Duiunq the past summer Colonel Lovl K,
Fuller of Brattleboro has glven the whole aub
ject of sowlng-mnchinea a careful study, going
over the entire rnnge of machinea in the mar
ket, and as n resnlt hna dei-igned and made
very slmple nnd beautlful machine. Those
who have seen it say that it wlll not only rnnk
nlongBide of the New Home and Domestlc,
whlch are acknowledged to stand at the hend
of the market, but that lt goea even farther,
nnd in many important particulars wlll excel
them all. The sewlng-machlne company is
now engaged in fitting up inachinery to manu-
facture this new machine, whlch will probably
be ready for market the coming sprlng. The
name of the new machine wlll probably be the
" Fuller Model " of tho " Estey."
Tjie " nutcake " of our grandfathers, whlch
hns alwnys been regarded as slmply one of the
effectivo ngenta by whlch strong men were
made into dyspeptlcs, wlll be invested wlth a
new interest when tho good house.wlvea dls
cover that it ia liable to nct the part of the
mlnlature bomb-shell, and wreck any well
regulated kitchen without n moment's wurn
Ing. That tho danger la real, nnd near nt hand,
will be seen when we relato that while Mrs.
Nellie Keeler of Hyde l'ark was f rylng dough
nuts, one of them exploded, with a report quite
loud, Bmall picces of the doughnut and rnuch
of tho lard in tho kettle flying all over tho
room nnd burnlng Mrs. Keeler in several places
on her face, hauds and arms. We trust that
" doughnut explosions " wlll not ndd to the
cnlamlties of 1884.
Oun Gayaville correspondent writes: " Two
young fellowa, one nnmed Broughton and the
other HalTord, went up Stony Brook n few
woeks ago. Broughton rcpresented himself as
SheriiT Jonea from South Royalton nnd Haftord
personated n detectlve from Boston. They en
tered the house occupied by Alonzo Fackard,
telllng Mrs. Packard that they were In senrch
of a horse-thief nnd wishcd to searcli her house,
showlng lier some papors whlch they aaid were
search-warranta. She suspected nothing wrong
and gavo them leave to go through the house,
which thny did pretty thoroughly. They then
went to Rufus Mack'a residence, where they
went through with the same role. On Tnet
day they were nrrested and put under bonds
for appearance at court, which convones tbe
22d of thia month."
Thk Rutland Ilcrald seema toagree wlth Thk
Watchman that tho loud professlons of Inde
pondence recently made by the Argut are
slmply the Imaglnatlona of Ita own conceit. It
aays: "The Arrjus poses ns nn indepondent
nowspaper; lt wna once nn independent nowa
paper, and that waa durlng the war, when
ita convictions placed It honestly and alncerely,
we grnnt, ln opponltlon to the war for the
Unlon. The only knowlcdge we have of lts
Bubsequont independenco iathat once described
by the late Artemas Ward. Said Artemas: 'I
met n man ln a bar-room In Nevada who had
ktlled eleven men in the course of hls experl
ence, and who on the day of iny arrlval had cut
opon the bowela of hls own brother, nnd yet,'
contlnuod Mr, Wnrd, ' thia man was n gentle
man. I know he was, bccauee I heard hlm
pay ao several times.' "
Anotheii legal Btep waa taken last week
toward cetnblishlng the relatlonshlp of John
Stewart of Johnson to tho late Alexander T,
Stewart of New York clty In provlng hla clalm
to a share ln tho eatnto. On petltion of the
clalmant, Judgo Taft of the suprome court pro
ceeded to Granville to lake the testlmony of
Mra, Isabol Cosgrove, In rolation to tho clalm,
The clalmant waa present in person, with
counsel. Mra. A. T. Stewart and Judgo Hllton
were rcpresented by Judgo Ilorace Russell of
New York clty and Noble & Smith of St.
Albans. Mra. Coagrovo'a testlmony waa, in
effect, n substantlatlon of the claims made by
John Stewart. Several nlleged facta In hla
nfTldnvlt, however, were not corroborated. A
sult will probnbly soon be brouglit by John
Stewart for the recovery of a portlon of tho
Stownrt eatate. Judgo Hllton loolts on tho
sult ns n blackmalling nffalr.
MEssKNap.ii: "The epeclal mastera In the
nccounting of the receivers nnd managera ot
the Vermont Central and Vermont & Canadn
rallroada fpr the perlod covered by the Central
Vermont recolvershlp (July, 1873, to July, 1883)
have flled thelr report ln the Franklin county
clerk'a ofllco. Tho mnstora flnd that the Cen
tral Vermont rallroad company, na rocelvors,
oporated tho roada under tholr chnrge In good
falth nnd wlth ordlnnry prudenco, nnd they
npprove of and nllow the nccounta na pro-
Bentod. They nlso flnd that the rolatlona ex
Istlng between tho trust nnd tho roada opcratod
by the Central Vermont rallroad company, nnd
tho methoda of dolng buslncas between thom,
have been fair nnd equltablo to tho trust. The
mastera further flnd the servlcoa of Fresident
J. Gregory Smltb, ln the managomentnnd pro-
tectlon of tho trust propoity, to have been ox
coedlngly arduoua, and they allow hls account
na presonted." Chnncollor Royce haa approved
of tho mastera' report.
Honr.itT E. Day, clty edltor of the Dally
Palladlum, New Haven, Conn., haa complled
some " Whlst Uhymoa," in whlch he has re
duced tho Intricate rulea whlch govern ln thia
gamo to a elmplo form, easlly memorlzed
andreadlly understood. Mr. Day saya: "Af
ter cnroful rendlnga of Pole on Whlst,' the
wrlter wna perploxed nlmost na much na nt
flrst. Dlscouragedlntheseattempta, he lenrned
tho I'olo rhymea and followed them bllndly
during two or three slttlngs. A thlrd reading
of the Engllsh authorlty waa moro profltnblo
for tho reasons glven for facts nlready pos-
sessod were easlly comprehended. But much
which tho I'olo rhyraes forty-fivollnos ln all
falled to convey, wna learned. An nttempt to
nvold omlssion of essontlal polnts ishere mado.
Theso rhymea are publtshed in the bellof that
accuracy will commond them to oxperts, clear
nossto developlng playera nnd slmplicity to
One of tho moBt aevere wind storma evor
known ln Vermont passed ovor Rutland county
nnd n pnrt of Addison county on Tueadny,
Jnnuary 8. Houses nnd barns were unroofed
or demollshed, fencoa nnd treea blown down,
nnd the general destructlon to property was
great. Tho roof of the Bomoseen house in
Castleton, elghty by one hundred feet, was
takon ofT, cuttlng ono building in two as it
caroeto the ground. Ono house waa blown
off Ita fonndatlon nnd lald upon ita slde, and
Beveral bulldinga were entirely blown away,
Fortunatelv, thero wna no Injury to llfe or
llmb. The track of the gale waa nbout four
rnllea in wldth. When the mercury had
" slnking spell " and waa ln tho vlclnlty of 40
below zero, we have hltherto comforted our
selvea wlth the thought that at nll eventa we
did not have to suff er from tho destructlve
cyclone, but even thnt crumb ot comfort aeems
destlned to be tnken from us.
Judqe Fisiikh of Cabot haa shown us nn
nrtlcle that is really a curloslty, and Bhows tho
rosult of perseverance. It was one hundred
feet of clothes-llne made by tho late Lols Ly
ford of Cabot, familiarly known in former
years as Aunt Lols, from the combinga of her
head. About 1829 she commonced to snve the
looso hnirg that combed from her then long
head of halr, nnd make it into a fair-slzed cord
for a clothes-Hne, nnd continued to do bo untll
nine yeara before her denth, whlch occurred ln
1877, nt whlch timo sho had n good head of
hnir, nnd in thirty-nlne years she had made one
thousand feet, a portlon of which hns been
used for yearB for n famlly clothes-llne and, In
later yeara, hna been tnken by her children nnd
frlends ns keep-sakes. It is made from noth
ing but hnlr combed from her hend, nnd Is n llne
strong enough to hold a heavy welght. This
one hundred feet was found with her son
Fcter Lyford, n portlon ot whlch is to be glven
to the hlstorlcnl society.
The followlng speakers aro expected to be
present at the dairymen'a meetlng at St. Johns
bury, tho 23d and 24th: Hon. J. B. Mead,
presldont of the nssociation, nnd Hon. J. E.
Russell, aecretury of the Massachusetts Board
of Agriculture, ou " Engllsh agrlculturej" Ed
ward Burnett, Esq., Smithboro, Mass., on
" Breedlng;" Rlchard Goodhue, Jr., Lenox,
Mass,, on " Tho butter cow, her treatment nnd
product;" Hon, W. W. Grout, Barton, on
"Common law on common matters;" A. W.
Choevor, Esq., odltor of the A'cto Englanil
Farmer, and Dr. II. A, Cuttlng, secretnry of
the Vermont Stnto Board of Agriculture. The
other membera of the board have also been In
vlted, nnd wlll take part ln tho moetlngs.
I'rofessor A. II. Sabln and II. E. Alvord, Esq,,
wlll be present, unless prevented by slcknesB,
Board at hotels, Sl 25 per day. The rallroada
wlll give f ree return checks. On the Connecticut
Rlver rallroad, passengers must procuro return
checks from the conductor when golng up.
The annual meetlng of Mount Slnai Temple,
A. A. 0., Noblee of the Mystlc Shrlne, waa held
nt Maaonic hall, Montpelier, Jnnuary 8. The
followlng ofllcera wero elected for tho year en
Bulng: GeorgeO. Tyier, 33, grand potentate;
George W. Wing, chlef rabban; Marsh 0. l'er-
kins, ftBslstant rnbban; F. Fayette Fletcher,
high prlest; J. W. F. Wnshburn, Orlental
guide; Frank II. Huscom, 33, trensurer; Chas.
II. Heaton, recorder; Albert A. Fletcher, core
monlal master; Rev. Howard F. II 1 11, standard
bearer; Wllllam A. Brlggs, marshal; Rev. F. S.
Flsher, captain of guard; Edward D. Blackwell,
outerguard; Henry D. Bean, nssistant guard;
George W. Tilden, or'ganlst; Milton K. Faine,
33", alcbemlst; Orrin W. Orcutt, nrchltect;
Ilorace L. Johonnott, engineer; J. Henry Jack
son, profeasor of Arabic; Chnrles J, Jones,
director; Hlal 0. Hatch, nssistant dtrector;
Wllllam C. Bradbury, Azra; Albert C. Dewoy,
Jallad; Artemas N. Pearson, Abdallah, Tho
ofllcera were duly Installed by Mr. Frank H.
Baacom, 33, deputy for Vermont, in duo and
Thk Sprlngfleld Hepubllcan has thia romance
of a tbanksgtving turkey : " Little Gracie Blng
lmm of Shoreham wlll be n flrm beliover in
Santn Claua from thls tlme on. Sho put n note
into one of her father's turkoys that he was pro
paring for the thnnksglvlng mnrket, saylng:
1 1 want Santn Claus to send mo n great blg
dolly and some little dlshea, bo pleaso send thia
to hlm,' and slgned her name. The turkey
found lta way to the tablo of L. B. Coolldge of
Waltham, Maas., and the noto went atralght to
Santa Claua, of courso. A little whilo sinco
tho Shoreham poople had n Chrlstmaa troe ln
the village ncndemy, and nmong tho preseuta
on lta brauchea wna n ' great blg dolly nnd
some little chlna dlshos,' tho nicest ot thelr
klnd, for Gracie Klmbnll, wlth a hearty letter
from Santa Claus, nsklng her to have her pho
tograph tnken wlth the dolly In her nrma, and
send some coples to Santn Claus at Waltham,
The bappleBt sldo of the romance la among the
poople at Waltham, whom Santn Claua nllowed
tohelp hlm carry out hla scheme, and who are
now waltlng for thelr photographa,"
Thk annual meetlng of the Mad Rlver Valley
Agrlcultural Society waa hold at Waitsfield,
January 12, when tbe followlng ofllcera were
elected: Fresident, B, D. Ulabee, Moretown;
vice-presldent, Seth Boyce, Fayston ; aecretary,
A. D. Bragg, Fayston: treasurer, E. A. Flsh.
Waitsfield; nudltor, W. A. Jonea, Waitsfield'
marshal, S. Soramorvllle, Duxbury. The board
of dlrectora ia as follows: Duxbury, S. M.
Turner, Fark Avery nnd Bert Phllllps; Fnys-
ton, John Maxwell, M. S. Strong nnd E. L.
Marble; Middlesex, Wllllam Chapln, J. B.
Illlla and J. II. Iloldon; Moretown, G. B.
Evana, George C. Evana and Wnlter Lamphore;
Northfield, S. II. Kent, W. II. Morrla and Frnnk
Klmbnll; Wnltsfleld, Rouben Bates, J, I.
'almer nnd Norton D. IIoubo; Watorbury, G.
Moody, W. E. Marehall and Joseph Som-
morvlllo; Warren, Jamea Eldrldgo, N. N. Rob
inson nnd L. E. Hanka. It waa voted to hold
tho next annual fair Tuosday and Wednesday,
September 10 and 17, on the nsual grounda ln
Waitsfield. A meetlng of tho directors wlll bo
held at the Congregatlonal veatry ln Waitsfield,
Satutday, January 2G, nt ten o'clock a. m. All
premlum ordera must be presented to the
treasurer bofore tho closo of the fair next fol
lowlng thelr dato to receive payment.
The elghth nnnnal meetlng of the Vermont
Merino Shecp-breoders' Associatlon was held
at Middlebury on the 8th lnst., wlth the presl
dont, M. B. Wllliamson of Cornwall, in the
chair. With but few oxceptions, all tho proml
nentsheep-breeders, not only of Addison county,
but of the reat of the state as well, were on
hand', and many promlnent sheep men from
other stntes were nlso present. Tbe secretnry's
report showed one hundred nnd nlnety-two np
pllcatlons for membershlp durlng the year,
wlth only bIx of thnt number rejectcd. Prea-
ent membershlp, twelve hundred nnd two, six
hundred nnd thirty of whom belong ln Ver
mont. Net receipts for the pnst yenr, nbout
200 ln excess of the prevloua year, nnd ex
pensea much lnrger. Tho asseta of tho associatlon
are now estimated nt 53, 782. 82. Samuol Jnmea
of Weybridge wna elected prceldent for the
coming year; Frnnk Moro of Shoreham and J.
L. Buttolph of Middlebury, vlce-presldonta
Albert Chapman, secretnry ; Vlrtulnn Rlch of
Shoreham, treasurer. There waa some con
teit over the secretary'a aalary; but lt waa
flnally flxed nt 52,500, the aame as before. Tho
associatlon adopted n memorinl to congress.
rehearslng the bad effocts of the repeal of the
wool tariff of 18G7, nnd nsklng thnt body to
" grnnt us rellef , nnd restore tho duty on for-
olgn wools provided by tho tariff of 1807."
PriOFKSson Stauii aaid last week that the
aolo socrot of success in performing hla tricka
wna to nttract the attention of observera
eorne other tbnn the renl polnt, nnd, while eyes
were thua averted, the performer'aopportunlty
wns deftly improved. We explalned recently
thnt the Argus and Patrlot waa endeavoring.
by simllar methods, to extricnte Itself from the
nnpleasant dilemmn in whlch lts indiscreot
boastlng had involved lt. Our Inexpert con
temporary reneweS lta oiTorts lnst week to dls-
trnct publlc attention while it wlthdrew from
lta exposed nnd rldlculous sltnatlon, wlth th
only resnlt of flxtng the gnze of a laughlng
communlty moro stendfastly upon lta nncon'
cealable embarrassment. It has been mas
queradlng In a lion's hldo, but no llluslonist'i
art could now porsuade people that those eara
and that volce nre paVt and pnrcel of "the
king of beasta." It had so long chented th
pcople, by its clumsy slmulatlon, Into the be-
llef that lt waa a renl Hon, that it bad, itself,
begun to take stock ln ita own fraud. Now
that tho deluslon haa been rutlilessly dlspelled
nnd folka seo thnt it ia entirely nnother klnd
of a quadruped, ita confuslon is distresslng na
well na extremely dlvertlng. To cover ita chn-
grln at being smoked out of its dlsguise, it eets
up n loud clamor about this, thnt nnd tho
other, of whlch people care nothing at all, but
vouclisafes never n word of Information about
the nlleged "chlefs of the ring," the very
thlng nbout whlch every one la dylng to hoar.
An nnclent proverb aays: " A coward boastlng
of hls courago may doceive strnngera, but be
la n laughlng stock to those who know hlm."
Thls seema to be exactly tho plight of our con
terapornry, ospeclally slnce Ita Bwelling proc
laraatlon of its "Duty to Republicans," nnd
the Inventlon of lts nmusing flctlon of n cru-
sade agalnst " the chlefa of the ring." Our
dlstrncted contempornry, in half n dczen lines,
could hnve accomplished what in sovernl col
umns of brngglng nnd wrlggllng lt haB slgnally
falled to do. When it givea aomo reasonablo
proof that " the glove whlch clothea tho good
right hand which lt extends to tho ' ring ' is
a mailed glove," aa It loftiiy saya, and that lt
ia "mallod" wlth something more chivalric
than soft-soap, nnd thnt ita "poworful and
tenaclous grip " closea on something more in
carnnte than ring spolls, then ita hlgh-blown
pretentlons to warfnre agnlnst " chlefa of
ringa " may obtaln somo credlt. Our advico
to our esteemed contempornry Is, to drop brag
nnd ahnllow prctencea, nnd elther expose the
" ring " in earnest or forever hold ita tongue
nbout ita own pulssance and its dlsrcgard of
feellnga of " fear or fnvor." In other words, if
it would stem the ebblng tide of prestlge among
even tliose who do not mako nice distinctions
in the matter of courage and honor, in the
language of the street, let lt " put up or sbut
np. There Is nothing " hyperbollcal " or
metapuoncai aDout mia,
A i'uetendeu newepaper correspondent, tem-
pornrlly stopping nt Lowell, Mass., has sent
several highly sensatlonal dlspatchea to the
New oik, l'lttsburg, Chlcago and Cloveland
papera, whlch have been widely copied. The
nret oi tne tictions purportea to acscnoe nn
elopement from North Chelrasford, nbounding
ln.urnmntio situauons. me secona sensatton
was a long account of n trinle trncedv ln North
Andover, in which n uusband kitled hla wlfe
nnd the latter a pnrnmour, nnd then killed him
self. The thlrd Btorv described tho deadlv en
counter of the son of nn Engllsli enrl wlth n
sho bear In tho wilds of Malne, both being
found dend, The detnlls nf thia ndventute
were decidedly "fishy." The lnteat fabilcn
tion wna telegraphed from Lowell last week
Tuesday, glvlng a sensatlonal account of a
phyglclan'a experience with an Andover
"chost," whlch proved tobenn insane Fronch
man. The Lowell Times saya: "There is not
one lota of truth in any ot the yarns referred
to above, nnd all have orlginntcd in tho fertlle
brnin of one Thomas Addison, who haa been In
this city slnco November, being detalned hero
by hla mother'a illnesa. Ho la nbout thirty
years old nnd atnnrt nppenrlng. Being Inter
vlewed, he ndmltted the nuthorshlp of those ro
mancea, nnd aaid he did not send them ns
legltlmnte nows, but slmply to cnter to the
morbld nnd sensntlonnl tnstea of New York
and weatern people, He got well pald, nnd
thnt was all he cnred for. He nlso made the
nssertion that half the sensatlons whlch the
northeru papera publish of harrowlng and
romantlc Incidents in the South and West are
nianufactnred by as accoropllshed llara aa him
self." It ia such explolta as theso whlch brlng
journnllsm Into dlsrepute and tend to destroy
conlldence ln rellable nowa.
of whlch ho haa beon pastor for more than ten
Rev. Mit. Watson, formorly of Sheldon, is
now pleasnntly settled na pastor of the Con
gregatlonal church in Tracy, Mlnn.
ErniiAiM Taylou of Barton haa lustpald hls
(lftv.thlrd Mubacrlntlon to The Watchman.
and in advance, too. Thia la n good rccord.
Attohnky.oknehal Shekman of Mnssachu-
BOtts la n Vermonter, aa nre elght membera of
tne nouse oi representntlvea nnd ono senntor.
DanIei, R. Judd. for manv voara foremnn of
the irelgnt car repair men ln tuo rallroad ynru
nt St. Albans, dled Saturday nlght of paralysls.
Mr. Judd began worklng for the Vermont Cen
tral rallroad thlrtv-three veara ago nt North
field, nnd hna been in the employ of the
company evor slnco.
Hon. Fiioai-Fit Miutitn.i. of Woodstock has
returned from n southern trlp.
Edwin FiaiiKit haa been nomlnated by tbe
presldent aa postmaster at Bethel.
Ilisnop Simi'son wlll preslde at the sesaton
of the Vermont conference to be held here
Nouman n. Cami- ot Verraonthaa been nom
lnated by tho presldent for assnyer nt Bolse
Clty, Idalio. t
Roaumabteu Bkan, It Ia rcported, wlll soon
become asslstant Biiperlntendent of the Cen
tral Vermont rallroad.
Rky. L. 0. Buabtow of Burlington haa Blg
nlfled hla intentlon of cloelng hla Inbora wlth
the Winooski Avemte Congregatlonal church,
The Bethany ladlea' aewlng aociety meota at
Mra, s. L). wooison s iimrsaay auernoon.
The store of the Unlon Card Company haa
been connected wlth tne teiepuone exchange.
Rev. Calvin Stkiidins of Lebanon. N, II
to exchange wlth Rev. Mr. Wrlght next
Whitmoke & Clakk's minstrelB wlll glve an
entertalnment nt Cnpitnl hall, Saturday even-
lng, January 20.
Rev. P. MoMillan of llarro occupied the
pulpit of Bothnny church last Sunday, ln ox
change wlth Rev. Mr. Hincka.
Thk ladloa' sewine socletv of Chrlst church
wlll meet thls (Wednesday) aftcrnoon, nttwo
o clock, wlth Mra. s. L. llowe.
Owino to the Inclemency of the weather,
only sixteen pnrsons nttended tne evenlng sor
vico nc uurist cnurcn last ounaay,
Geoiote M, SomimEit'a large snow-scraper
waa placed upon the rlver yesterday, and n
trnck wna made for n trottlng course.
Messus. A. D. & Geohqe L. Lane. drug-
glsta, hnve dissolved pnrtnershlp. A. D. Lane
wlll continue tne Dusinesa ar me oio siano.
A itoniN allehted UDon a tree near this ofllce.
yesterday, and sang a few notea, and last week
several crowa new norinwara over ims viimge,
Thk cnre of the court-house clock has been
asslcncd to A. A. Mead. YeBterdav It was
regulated, and it will henceforth be run Btrictly
upon standard ume.
The lnd es of Chrlst church wlll hold n
Boclable nt Grand Army hall to-morrow (ThurS'
dny) evenlng. Dnnclng from half-past soven
to uall-past ton o ciock.
A i.ady's fur collar waa found at Capltal
hall lact Thursdny evenlng. The owner cnn
obtaln the aame nt thia ofllce by provlng prop
erty nnd paying cunrgCB.
Colonel L. K. FuLLEitnndMr. G, S. Dowley
of Brattleboro mado thls ofllce a pleasant call
while ln town last week, Colonel Fuller's
zeal for tho tnx lnw haa not abated one whlt.
It clvea us Dleasure to announce thia week
the marrlago of Taylor T. IUnney, clerk in the
store of George E, Tnplin, nnd Mtsa Abbie
Densmore of Claremont, N. II., which occurred
at Claremont on Tuesday of last week.
Thk annual concert of Bethany Sunday
school was held Suudav ovenlue. Reports of
the different ofllcera were rend and remarks
mado by Mr, Carlton, tho snperlntendent, and
Dy uev, Jir, tiincKS, ine auenaance was smaii
Mh. and Mrs. D. S. Wheatxey, nnd thelr son
Ned. nttended the fortv-thlrd nnnlversary of
the weddlng of Mr. Wheatley's pnrents, ln East
Brookfield, January 7th, and the slxth nnnlver
sary oi tne marnageoi ftir. wneatiey a urotner,
ln lirooklield, on the utn
Aoain tho fnmlly of J. W. F. Wnshburn nre
called upon to mourn the loss of n chlld. rn,
aeed seven montha. dled on Wednesday, Jan
uary 9th, of cerebro-spinal menlngltls. The
heartfelt sympathy of their many friends ia
qulckened by tma renewm oi aiinction.
Stephkn Newcojiii ia the owner of a slelgh
of uniqne style. It wns purcbased by hlm in
Wnshincton nnd is, ns ncarly ns cnn bo learned,
nbout ono hundred years of age. It haa been
repalred slnce lt cume into lns possesslon, and
ls nttrnctlvo na well ns very coraiortnoie.
Wk inadvertentlv did the furniture dealer.
L. W. Welch, injustlce in our latt Issue, by tat-
ing that he had dlscharged all but ono of hls
employes. Mr. Welch haa only dlscharged
two men, nnd tnese were irom tne wuoiesaio
departraent. He Informa us that hls trade la
excellent now, nnd that he had n larger holl
day trade than ever before.
The entertalnment nfforded by Hnverly'a
mlnstrela on Mondny evenlug wna of n higner
order than that of any simllar troupe we have
Been, Tho programrae was largely muslc.il
and well rendered. There was comparatively
little of the rough ncting which usually
characterlzes such n ahow. The audlence waa
large nnd of excellent quality,
A disthict convention of nll tho masonlc
lodgeB ln Washington county (slxth masonlc
district) wlll be held In the hall of Aurora
lodge, Montpelier, on Friday. February 22,
afternoou and evenlng, under the direction of
Dr. J. Henry Jackson, district deputy grand
master. It is expected that a full delegation of
the grand ofllcera wlll be present. Full detnlla
Twentt-one couples of young people met
nt the Favllon lastThursdav evenlng, nnd took
a sleigh-ride, under the nuvplces ot the ludles
of the party, They made the residence of
Michaef Ilurley ln Barre their objectlve polnt.
Arrlving there they partook of refreshmcnts,
and indulged in general merry.making. After
abrlef visit, they returned to Montpelier, reach
lng here at mldnlght.
iJiroiiTANT buslness was transacted at the
meetlng of the Young Men's Christlnn Union,
held In thelr rooms on Sundny afternoon
lnst. The union wns formally organized
into n Young Men's Chiistlan Associatlon
nnd a constitution adopted. By ngreement,
the ofllcera of the unlon retaln thelr posl
tiona uutll the thlrd Saturday of thls month,
the time iixed by tho constitution for the
annual election of ofllcera of the nssociation.
lt is desirable that there be a largo attendance
nt thnt timo.
Tm: nnnual meetlng of Mount Calvary Coun
cll of Frlncos of Jerusalem, 16, was held nt
Masonlc hall January 8. The followlng ofllcera
were elected: George W. Wing, 32, M. E. S.
F. G. M. ; Willlam A. Brigga, 10, G. II. 1'. D.
G. M.; Henry Lowe, 1G, M. E. S. G. W.; E R.
Morse, 10, M. E. J. G. W. ; Frank II. Bascom,
33, V. G. trensurer; Chnrles 11. Heaton, 32,
val. u. s. K oi s. and A. ; uev. n. v. um, aau,
Vnl. G. M. of Cer.; Albert.C. Dewey. 32, A'al.
Gr. almoner; Wlll n. Herrlck, 32, Vnl. Gr.
M. of Ent. ; Jnmea A. Erwin, 1G, grand tyler.
The ofllcera were Installed by Justus W. F.
Washburne, 32, the retlring M. E. S. P. G. M.
Aa Denison Taft was passlng along the alde
walk ln front of C. Blakely'a drug-store, last
Wednesday evenlng, n large mass of Ice bo
came detached from the eaves, nnd falling,
Btruck hlm squately uon the top of the head
and tlirew hlm to tne ground. He was plcked
up nnd cnrrled Into Mr. Blakely'a store, nnd
It wna nt flrst feared that be had snstalned n
fracture of the skull. He soon recovered,
however, sufHclently to ride to hla house, and
hns contlnuod to improve untll he ia now nble
to be nbout, thougu stlll sufferlng from tho
effects ot hla brulses. Thls accident affords
an lllustratlon ot the posslbllltles of serlous
injury resultlng from lack ot care in removing
the Ice from those bulldinga whero tbe eaves
hang over the sldowalk.
Aiiout thirty ladlea and gentlemen of Cnpi
tnl lodge of Good Teinplnra vlsltod thelr
brethren of Temperance Home lodge at Wator
bury, Monday evenlng, leavlng here on the
Chicago express. An nddrcsa ot welcome was
glven to the guesta b'y Worthy Chlef Templar
W. J. Johnson. The thanka ot the vlsltora
were tendered by John G. Wing, who aleo ex
tended to thelr hosta nn Invitatlon to vlslt
Montpelier. Cake nnd coffeo were served, nnd
after refreshmenta the hall waa cleared and op
ixjrtunlty afforded for a promonade. muslo
being turnlshed by Bert Wallace. Remarks
castlngs, such as the T's, Y's, etc, at tho rato of
two nnd tevcn-eightha cents por pound, Abont
Beven hundred tona wlll be required, nnd the
company wiu ucgin dcuveriug lt ny tne
20tli of May, and agree to hnve It all do
llvered before the lnst of August. Five blda,
ln nll, wero recetved by the balllffs. They
hnve strong proof of the reliablllty of tho comj
pany in tne inct tnat out oi eignt vmagea
wincii nave oeen mtne mnrKet wltnin n monta
for n supply of thls klnd, tbls company haa
takon t) e contracta of seven, nnd only loit that of
the elghth bocause ot ita being bo far west aa
to mako the frelght ohnrgea too henvy. Nearly
ir'j.wu were saved uy nuying tuua eariy, aa tne
same firm yesterday ralsed tho prlce of plpe
52.50 per ton.
The snow-shoe. llko the rollcr-skato. ia a
very slmple nffalr, nnd lt nlso rcsembles tha
piece oi mecnanism in tue inct tuat, aunongn
oatonsibly designed for man'a amusement, it
of ten provea to be n source of wretchednesa and
tho cause of much bad language. The neait oi
the novlce is filled wlth gleo as he laces upon
hls feot for the flrst time the innocent looking
enow-Blioe, nnd hls mind la lilied witn visiona
of n successful chnse after tho awlft deer wlth
nn ndralrlng company to npplnud hla gracetul
movementa. llo ls now ready lor tue sacrince,
nnd, wlth n t!cnf iiW-ficflook ln hla eye, he ea
says to gltde gently over the benutlful snow.
no mounta tne nrst arnt, wonoenng wny
Nnpoleon did not cross the Alns on snow-sboos,
when, nlas for the vanlty of thlnga aublunnry,
tne air n soiemn suuess noioa nnu tne nexi
drift holda the giddy triller with natnre's ele
ment. The only thlng vlslblo la a mlxture of
snow-sboes, moccaslna and feet, and these are
very numeroua A uearty respoct lor tue once
desplsed snow-shoe soon possesses the mind
of tho pedestrl.in, and he now vlewa lt wlth
leeilngs amn to awe. furtuer auempca ai
surface navigatlon meet wlth such lndlfferent
suceess thnt the deer-hunt ls postponed Indefi-
nlteiy, nnd n strong dratt la ranoe upon tne re
sourcea of the llnlment bottlo, We took onr
flrst trnmp on snow-sboes last Satnrday even
lng, which may account, ln part nt least, for
tho general drift of these reflectlons.
Ciiiust cnuitcii was filled wlth relatlvea
and Invltcd friends, last Thursdny noon, towlt
nesa the marrlnge of Hon. Jamea L. Mnrtln
nnd Mlss Jessle L., eldest daughter of Edward
Dewey. Tho church was very handsomely
trlmmed wlth wreatba, hnrps nnd crowna of
evergreen, nnd suspended from nn nrch nt the
entrnnce to tho cbnncel was a large marrlago
bell. Promptly at twelve o clock the weddlng
march announced the entrance ot tho brlde,
leanlng upon tbe arni of her father nnd pre
ceded by the ushera, Messrs. C. W. Porter. H.
a. lapnn, ueorge i. uowey nnu 11, u uiea
son, and tho brldcsmaids, Miases Gertrude M.
Dewey, Kate Dewey, Holen G. Dewey and
Martlia u, unggs. air. joiin u. uartin oi
Manchester was tho bridegroom'a beat man.
The mnrrlage ceremony was performed by the
rector, uev. H. t. liiu, uslng tne reguinr lorm
of church aervlce. The brlde wns nttlred ln
a brocaded white satln petticoat and an Otto-
man court traln oi wnlte satln, and wore a
bunch of orange blossoms nnd pink rosebuds
ln her hair, from whlch dependeda long brldal
vell, looped with ornngo blossoms. After the
ceremony nt the church, the brldal couple nnd
n few of the immedinte friends nnd relatlvea
partook of a weddlng breakfast at the brlde's
home, and took the afternoon traln north,
golng, however, only as far as St, Albans, on
account of the brlde's recent Illnesa. The
newly married palr wore the reciplenta of a
very large number of elegant and valuable
presents, but, at tbe request of the parents, we
refrain from publishing the llst. Among the
guesta from out of town were Hon. George
Nichola, secretnry of stnte; Hon. W. U. DuBols,
state treasurer; Colonel nnd Mrs. Levl K.
Fuller, Mrs. Julius J. Estey, Mr. nnd Mrs. G. S.
Dowley of Brnttleboro. Tho only drnwback to
the occasion was the severe Illnesa of Mrs.
Dewey, whlch prevented her from wltnoaslng
the marriage. The Watchman extends lts
congratulations and good wlahes.
C. W. Stahk, tho exposer of modern sp'irit
uallsm, closed hls entertalnments here Thurs
day evenlng. The communlty had become
pretty thoroughly stirred up by hla ablllty to
do what seemcd impossible to be dono without
supernatural ald, and people were getting to
be divided in their oplnions as to whether he
wns nn exposer, or n genulne medlum who bad
taken thia method of getting an nudlence.
They thought, In the words of the poet, "Twln
kle, twlnkle little Starr, How I wondcr whntyou
are." Thursday evenlng Frofessor Starr wna to
perform the greatest test of the medlum, mate
riallzation, and after that to explaln all the pre
vloua mysterlous performauces, with the ex
ception of three, which had never been clalmed
by mediums ns testa. The hall was filled wlth
an expectnnt company, who were preinred to
seo nny number of ghosts 11 lt nbout the room
or tnke on n material form nnd hnve a frlendly
chat with thelr former ncquaintances. A com
mittee consistlng of George W. Rlpley and a
Mr. Wilkev, n stranger to most ot the audl
ence but nn excellent man for the plnce, care
fully examlned the cabinet aud I'rofessor Starr
himself, nnd then securely tied hlm by the
neck to the frnme of the cablnet. After walt
lng about the usual length of tlme nnd slnging
two or three selectiona in n dronlng way, the
liglita having meanwbile been turned down, the
splrlts(?) came forth, much to tho satisfaction
nnd edltication of the nudlence. When the gaa
waa turned on again Froteseor Starr wns found
just ns he wns left by thecommittee. He then
muterinllzed before tbe audlence, in tbo full
blsze of the foot-llghts, and the beholders
thought, "Oh, pshaw," The other "manlfesta
tlons" were then satlsfuctorily explalned, and,
after n challenge to anyono to show that modern
splrituallsm had ever accompllsbed any good in
Montpelier or nnywhere elso, whlch wns fol
lowed by a dead stlence, tho audlence was dls
mlssed. At thia point Mr. Rlpley took the
lloor and clalmed, in aubstnnce, that Frofessor
Stnrr'a so-called expose waa n mere farce, and
that he had not begun to do what a genulne
medlum could do. In thia vlew ot the case he
waa urgently supported by Mr, 0. C. Clogston,
who had ln some wny become possessed of one
hundred dollara whlch he seemed nnxlous to
lose ln backlng up hia poeltlon. Frofessor Stnrr
coolly ahook llve hundred dollara under their
noses, nnd dared them to brlng on thelr medi
ums and have a fair test with him. The audl
ence seemed to tblnk thjs a cquare way of
meetlng the charges, and Bcparated with that
oplniou. lt wlll be seen by n card elsewhere
tu this paper that Frofessor Stnrr renews hia
challenge, and la ready to meet any medlum in
open battle, and we bopethe chin thua put upon
hia bhoulder will be knocked off by some one.
Any communlcation nddressed to hlm In care
of 3. J. Fratt, Montpelier, wlll be promptly
Kate 1'auk ia visiting friends ln Boston nnd
vlclnlty.... (J. II, Smllle waa ln town Sundny.
. ...Mnttle Ilolden la wrltlngthe Berlin town
records for M. W. Wheelock. .. .Curtls E.
Roleau, aa tenor, aaslsted tbe cholr nt Chrlst
church last Sunday. . . .Jamea M. Boutwelltook
a vacatiou from hls dutlea aa engineer a few
days last week, being sllghtly indisposed. . . .
Ira Wnshburn ls recoverlng rapidly from hla
recent severe Illnesa, Ho Is now nble to go to
hls shop, but does not work much yet Fnn-
nle Knnpp is visiting trlenda in Spencer, Mass.
....Colonel J. II, Lucla spent n fow days in
vergennes lasi weeK. . . .i.ieiuonant i. a, ad
were mado by II, (J. Lull. T. It. Gordon. J. G
Wing, and T, J, Keegan ot Cnpitnl lodge, nud
by aevernl members ot the Waterbury lodge,
Tne vlsltora came bomo on the mldnlght ex
press, having made arrangementa for the same
to stop nt Wnterbury. The occasion waa one
of the plensnntest in tbe hlstory ot the lodge.
Thk bnlllffa have contracted wlth the Warren
foundry company of New York for the iron plpe
to bo used ln constructlng the Montpelier water
worka. Thia firm agreea to dellver tbe plpe In
thia place for 835 per gross ton, and special
well known ln thls vlclnlty. ia stonplnc at
the Favllion. . . .Ex-Governor Roswell rarnham
waa In town yesterday.. .Hon. George 11.
Bigeluw waa ln town Frlday,,.. Mr. and Mra.
J, A. Fage leave to-day for Klttery, S. C,
where they wlll probnbly apend tbo remalnder
of the wlnter.... Mr. 1). W. Ramsdell, clerk at
tho Amerlcan House, has been very slck with
congestlon ot the lungs, but la nt present lm-
provlng Oughtney Jangraw wlll probably
have a barber by the last of the week ln tbe
place vacated by " Ed." Ryan.
Mn. BoawoitTir, of tho clasa ot '82, wns on
the blll last week. Also Mr. Freeman, ot tbe
clasa of '83. He goea to Boston unlveraity iu
Thk old aystem of mld-term examlnatlons
haa been dlecontinued for thia term at lenat,
and forever, ws hope. Thia measure moeta
wlth tho hearty approval of tho ruajorlty of
the Btudenta. aa it la belleved that lt wlll glve
an opportunity lor better work.
Laht Saturday afternoon Blxteen young
gentlemen. through tho kindneaa ot na many
young ladlea, took a ride to Barre in two four
horeo turnouts. A very enjoyable ride waa
the reanlt. We trust that we are saf e In saylng
that thelr klndnesa waa highly appreclated