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BY W. W. PRESCOTT.
MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, lSSJt.
VXL. 79. 1032. NO. 15.
rnkhmnn 0 $onmnl.
WEDNESDAY, JANUAltY 2a, 1881.
I'atent medlclnoa at Bascom'all
Tiie finoat clgara at Bascom'alll
Eleoant handkerchlef extracts nt Bas
com'Bllll Circulatino llbrary Rt H. E. Slayton's.
Cobsktb, glovoa, knltttog sllk, worateda,
floaaes, and lace goods, at Yall'a, post-offlco
Boy your tubbers at Cleveland's akoo stoto.
Large etoclc and low pttcos.
Bia trade In "Dlamond Dyes" ot Baa
com'Blllll Ip you want a good patr ol boota or ehoes
call at Cleveland's shoo store.
W. E. Vail, post-ofllco block, has recolved
new hamburgs thls wook, Tho finest aaaort
ment in town.
Call (or tho Dongola boot at Cleveland'a
ahoe etore. None genulno nnless marked Don
gola lnslde tho boot.
Ready-madb underwoat (ot ladloa and chll
dien, ln groat varlety, at Vnll's, post-ofllce
Call (or J. A. Holtt Co.'s New Cologne.
Unequalled (or pungency, strength, dutablllty
and dellcacy o( odor. For sale by Bascom.
White gooda and tucklngs, tho new all-over
embroldery (or children' s dreaaea, at Vall'B,
Onk aecond band and two new buffalo ceata
wlll be excbanged (or wood. Adatna, the
clothler, oppoBlte tbe conit house.
Any one ln need o( a good tool-cheat and
toola Insido o( chost ia finlahed ln cheatnut
and mahogony wlll do woll to call on A. C.
Atherton, Waterbury, Vermont.
J. G. Morrison & Co. bave recelved thelr
first lnvolce o( aprlng carpeta. Now la the beat
tlme to buy l( you want choice pattoms. Some
pretty atylea ln all xeoola at aeventy-five cents
For Sale. One thouaand Macomber'a lm
proved hand corn and bean plantera. Agenta
wanted (or all unoccupled teriltory. For par-
tlculara apply to 0. G. Phelpa, agont (or the
gtate o( Vermont, Milton, Vt.
Wood Bonorrr and Sold. Those who wlah
to buy or nell wood o( any klnd ate lnvited to
call at the offlco o( Angell & Morrow, South
Maln street, opposlte Henry Lowe & Son's etore,
Thla firm alao buy and aell shlagles.
Did you know that the beat tlme to carry
(nrnlture la when lt Ia good alelghlng? When
you come to Waterbury, call and look at tho
black walnut, cheatnut, aah and palntedcbam-
ber sots at A. T. Straw & Co.'a, Maln atreet.
At J. G. Morrlson & Co.'a one lot o( ladlea'
wool hose, twenty-flve centaj one loto( mlaaea'
wool boae, twenty cents; one lot o( mlaaea'
wool hose, twenty five cents; one lot o( miases'
nnderwear, twenty-flve cents; one lot o( ladlea'
underwear, thlrty-elght cents. All good gooda
but aold low to close out. All wiuter gooda at
Rev. Mr. Miller wlll preach at Wrlghts
ville next Sunday, at two r. si.
An lntereating artlcle about the Lane Manu
(acturlng Company wlll be (ound on our (ourth
Tiie cltlzena of White Rlver Junctton aeem
to be groatly aflllctod, as another newspaper la
to be started thore, lf ramor ia correct.
Pheaciiino may be expected ln the Morse
acbool-honae in East Montpelier, next Sunday
aftemoon at a quarter paat two o'clock.
A little chlld in Rutland, becomlng wearled
wlth tbe quarreling ot two younger children
over a glasa of milk, exclalmed: " What'a the
nse of fighting forever over the mllk? There'a
a whole cowfal ont in the barn."
TnE five cent nickela wlthout the " cents "
have already reached the commerclal value of
one dollar, and (ew coln dealera will aell them
at that figure. Aa but comparatively (ew are
in clrculatlon, they wlll be much aought by
Jacob Estey, L. K. Fnller, J. J. Eatoy, L.
W. Ilawley, W. II. Childa, J. E. Hall and J.
II. Ilolden of Brattleboro have flled artlclea of
assoclatlon wlth the aecretary of atate (or the
pnrpose of manufacturlng reed organa, planos
and other mualcal Instrnments under the name
o( the " Brattleboro organ company." Whether
"The Estey organ company " ia merged wlth
the new corporatlon la not known.
Tiie Methodlat church and the Caledonia
natlonal bank balldlng at Danville were en
tirely conaumed by fire early Tueaday morn
lng. The church and contenta were entlrely
deatroyeC. the papers, etc, in the bank
were aaved. Tho loss cannot be aacertalned.
The fire caugbt (rom the (urnace in the church,
whlch has juat been repalred and newly fur-
nlshed, and the loss will (all hoavlly upon the
Amonq the passongers on tkelll-fated Bteam
ahlp City of Columbua were Dr. Iloraco C. Bart-
lett of Lyndon and hla wife, who were going
to Florlda, on accountof Mra. Bartlett's health
Dr. Bartlett waa a Bon ot tho late Ilon. Thomas
Bartlett, ex-member of congresa, and waa about
fifty yeara old. Dr. and Mra. Bartlett loave no
(amily. Mra. Bartlett'a onlyaurvlving nephew
accompanled her to the eteamer on Thuraday,
and did hla utmost to persuade her to glvo up
Tiie annnal Masonic dlatrlct conventlon will
be held in the hall of Aurora Lodge, Mont
pelier, on Frlday, February 22, aftornoon and
evenlng, under the dlrectlon of J, Henry Jack
aon ot Barre, dlstrlct doputy grand maater,
The (ollowlng grand ofllcera ot the Moat
Worahlpful Grand Lodge of Vermont will be
preaent: Ozro Meacham, grand mastor; Marah
O. PerklnB, deputy grand maater; A. A. Hall,
grand senior warden; Georgo W. Wlng, grand
junlor wardon; Cliarlea II. Holbrook, grand
locturer, wlth othera. All worthy maater
maaons are cordially lnvited, Tho Central
Vermont and Montpelier & Wells Ulver rall
roads have courteoualy provided (ree return
checka (or those who pay (ull (are one way.
Mits. B. I'. Elmer, vlce-presldent, wrltea that
tbe Woman'a Chrlatian Temperance Unlon of
Washington county wlll hold a temperance
conventlon at Marshfield, commenclng Wed-
nesday evenlng, January 30, and contlnuing
through tho next day and ovening. Addreaa
on Wednesday ovening by Mra. E. G. Greene
ot St. Albans. It la important that tliero
ahould be a (ull representatlon, aa buaineas re
latlng to the temperance lntereata of the
county ia to como beforo tho convontlon,
Other temperanco organlzatlons, alao churchea
ln towna whoro no unlona exiat, are lnvited to
aend two dolegatea each. The uaual courtesy
ot return checks wlll doubtleaa bo extended by
the rallroads to all peraona paylng (ull (are one
way. All aro lnvited to bo preaent.
Our (risky contemporary, tho St. Albana
Metsengcr, la devotlng Ita nggresslve energloB
to attch a matter of llvoly atate concern aa
" Affalrs ln Egypt," and to auch entlrely aea-
aonable aubjecta aa " I'olar Expcdltlona."
Some of thoso moddllng Arctle (anatlca have
ovidently lett tho north polar door Wldo opon.
Lot the ifctsenger organlze and lead an expodl
tlon to close the (rlgld portal and nall lt up. It
la eminently fltted (or a rald upon the " North
ern Sphynx," and meantlme Ita contempora
rlea wlll undoubtedly wake up to tbe lmport
ance ol auch mlnor aftairs as the govornorshlp
and other stato iaanea, and in thelr (eoblo way
endoavor to supply tho achlng vold ln atate
polltlca whlch tho HcMcnycr's dcparture would
TiiEiu: ia qulte a atlr on the west alde of the
atate over the lntentlon of tho Central Vermont
to wlthdraw Ita sloeping ear to New York (rom
the Bennington and Rutland rallroad, and run
it via the Delaware and Iludson, The Troy
Pres) aeea ln thla Btep a purpose on the part
of tho New York and Canada road to divert
paaaenger trafllc betweon New York and Mon
treal (rom the Central Vermont llne (or the
benefit of lta own road. It aays that Mr. I. V.
Baker, president ot the New York and Can
ada, holds that lt tho aouthern travel by way
of the Iludson Rlver and the West Shore rall
roads can once bo brought to Whltehall lnatead
of aufforing it to paaa, aa now, over the Troy
and Boston and Bennington and Rutland, lt
wlll be an easy matter to get It to paas over
Mr. Baker'a road on the weat alde of the lake,
and thua freeze out the Central Vermont on
the bulk of the aouthern travel.
TnE annual report of tho Natlonal Llfe In
anrance Company ahowa recelpta (or premluma,
$41G,585.38, durlng the paat year, and (or in
tereat and rent, $110,009.70 (five and one-hal(
per cent on the average aaaets for the year)
Eighty-tbree death clalma have been paid,
amounting to S174,7G0.91; pald for matured
endowmenta, 87,000; aurplua returned topollcy-
holdera, 559,172.41; aurrendered policles, $37,'
271.21; paid for annnltanta, $3,816.02; total
pald poliey-holdera, $282,027.48. Salariea of
ofllcera, commlsslona to agenta, taxoa, prlntlng,
statlonery, poatage, rents, and all other ex
pensea, were $87,901.00. The aaaets January
1, 1884, amounted to $2,950,640.14, and tb
surplns by the Maaaachusetts etandard to
$700,112.84. There were 2,210 pollcles Issued
in 1883, inaurlng $2,700,000.00, and there are
now 7,255 pollciea ln force, wlth $12,05G,959.00
at rlsk, an lncrease ln number of 1,351 pollciea
and ln amount lnaured of $1,387,950. Since
the organization of the company, ita total loaaes
by death and matured endowmenta paid
amount to 81,709,707 80 and lta total intereat
received, the aame tlme, $1,808,351.01.
Thk membera of the Washington county bar
attended the (uneral of Ilon. Heman Carpenter
at Northfield laat Saturday. After the inter
ment of the body a meetlng was organized with
II. A. Huse of Montpelier, chalrman, and T. J,
Deavitt of Montpelier, secretary, to consider
what actlon ahould be taken to expreas the sor-
aow occasloned by the death of one of thelr
oldest, ableat and most respected membors.
Remarka-were made by C. II. Heath of Mont
pelier, Frank Plumley of Northfield, a late
partnerof Judge Carpenter, W. P. Dllllngham
and E. F. Palmer ot Waterbury, and othera.
On motion of C. II. Hoath it waa voted to ap
polnt a committee of three to draft reaolutlons
and to arrange for a publlc meetlng at the next
aesslon ot the county court at Montpelier, for
the court and bar to glve volce to thelr aorrow
at the decease of Ilon. Heman Carpenter, that
the vlrtue that was lovely ln hla llfe ahould not
be (orgotton ln death and that the aweet odor
ot a good man'a example and memory ahould
not bo aepulchered ln hls tomb. Frank Plum
ley of Northfield, Joseph A. Wlng of Mont
pelier and W. P. Dllllngham of Waterbury
were appolnted the committee. James N.
Johnson of Northfield waa appolnted to nre-
pare and read a aketch of Judge Carpenter's
llfe on that occaalon.
Tiik Unlon Agrlcultnral Socloty held lta
annnal meetlng in Tunbridge laat Tuesday
atternoon, and elected the (ollowlng ofllcera:
President, D. W. Cowdery o( South Royalton;
vlce-preaidenta, J. P. Flah ot Washington and
Lewla Dickerman of Tunbridge; aecretary, E.
C. Lyman of Tunbridge; treasurer, H. R. Hay
ward of Tunbridge; executive committee, J.
M. Whitney of Tunbridge, M. F. Preaton of
Strafford and II. V. Whlpple of South Royal
ton; marshal, O. P. Cllley of Tunbridge; gen
eral superlntendent, L. Dickerman of Tun
bridge; dtrectora, E. N. Bacon of Chelsea, C.
Sleeper ot Strafford, II. V. Whlpple of South
Royalton, J. P. Martln of Bethel, Luke Parish
of Randolph, W. C. Clark of Brookfield, II II.
Perkina of Washington, N. II. Auatln ot Tun
bridge, A. B. Preaton of Sharon, and O, S.
Martln of Williamstown. E. N. Bacon ot
Chelsea, James M, Jones of Tunbridge and J.
P. Fiah of Washington were elected a com
mittee to take into conaidoration the BUgges-
tlon that a publlc aalo of auch artlclea aa the
farmera may wiah to aell, be bad with the
next (alr. James M. Jonea proposed havlng
more than one clasa of atalllons or other
horses, so that some spocial breeds may have a
chance for a premlum, and not glve all the
premluma to tho Morgana.
Tiie Boston Journal aays that contracts
havo been prepared and are now ready
(or slgnatures by whlch New York, Vermont,
New Ilampshlro and Maaaachuaetta rallroads
wlll (orm an all rall llne for frelght trafllc
to and (rom western polnts, ln connectlon wlth
the New York Central and Its connections (rom
Syracuae. Tbe roada to enter the agroomont
are the Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg and
Lake Champlain, St. Johnabury & Lake Cham
plaln, Connecticut and l'aaaumpslc, Boston,
Concord and Montreal, Northom, Concord and
Boston and Lowell. It ia not probable that
large quantltles ot frelght wlll roach Boston
(rom the west by thla roundabout llne; but (or
certaln portlona ot northern Vermont and New
Hampablro the trafllc wlll be ot some conso-
quence. The lake and rall llne referred to In
cludea all the roads raentloned with the excep-
tlon ot the Rome, Watertown and Ogdensburg,
The object of the agreement ia to opon up a
llne botween Boaton and intermedlate polnts to
Ogdensburg. At Ogdtnaburg, connectlon wlll
be made wlth propellera runnlng to lake porta
through the Welland canal. Tho dlstance (rom
Boaton to Ogdenaburg by thla line la (our hun
dred and Boventeen mllea, agalnst (our hundred
and slx by tho Central Vermont. The preaent
agreement rofera only to (relght trafllc, but In
the early sprlng it la proposed to establlsh a
lino of through cars betwoen Boaton and
Ogdensburg, Includlng Pullman ateepera and
It 1b comlng to be generally romarked that
tho Argus ia unhappy those daya. Ita uaual
aelf-aatlsfied, aelf.complacent, bettor-than-thou
alr Is notlceably dlsturbed and lta calm nsaur
nnco la consplcuous by ita absence. It has en-
doavored to qulet ltself aud diatract the atten-
tlon of a laughlng publlc by repeatedly nasur-
lng lts readers of "lta merlts as the best paper
for newa ln the atate, aa well aa tho most out
spoken," but stlll it la unhappy. There ia
ovidently a fiy ln lts olntment and a good alzed
one, too, and tho Aryus, wlth Its uaual ca
paclty (or blundeilng, advortlaea ln lta own
columns the causo (or all thls troublo. It an-
nouncea that " undor its preaent management'
Tiie Watciiman has loat over twenty per cent
of Ita clrculatlon, and ls loslng aubscrlbera con
atantly," and ln tho very next paragraph
uttera a plalntlvo wall, ln lts own bebalf, (or
help to "add largoly to tho number who take
lt." Thla glvea the wholo thlng away. Wo
took occaslon laat week to mlldly hlnt that the
actual clrculatlon of tho Argus waa not bo Lirge
aa It was clalmlng, and tho tone of lta reply
Bhowa how the truth wlll aometlmea Btlr any
one up. Thla remlnda us of the old aaylng
credlted to John K. Allen ot Texas: " Ef you
call a man a fool an' he knows lt aln't bo, he
don'tcare, but ef you call hlm a rascal an' he
knows it is ao, It cuta like blazes."
TnE Windsor Journal haa the followlng atory
whlch, 1( true, la undoubtedly a (act: "He
was a lad of soven yeara, and, doubtlesa wlth
out the knowledge ot hia parenta, packed hla
skatos under hia arm and eklpped over to the
pond for an hour'a aport. He broke through
and drlfted some dlstance under the ice. Be
foro llfo waa extlnct, however, he catight hold
of an alder buah ln the water, bumped hlmsolf
up through the ice and eecaped a watery grave.
At sixtoen he enliated in the army and was
ahot at the very first akirmtah. He came home,
recovered, and went back Into the aervlce. At
the battle of Malvern Illll, a ahell (rom the en
emy'a worka landed between hla (eetand burat,
blowlng off hls lett hlp and heel, and toarlng to
plecos hia rlght log ao it had to be amputated
besldea imbedding two bulleta ln hla left foot
whlch remnln there to thla day. When the
wounded were plckod np tbe next day, thla
nnfortunate waa left on the field for doad, but
whlle hia comrades woro pltchlng hlm into the
trench wlth hundreda of othera, on that bloody
field, they dlacovered that thla corpae waa
allve, and carried hlm to the hoapital, where he
recovered. On hla return home, he enterod
tho medlcal department of one of our collegea,
where he graduated, and ebon aftor located aa
a practlclng phyalctan not far from Corinth,
Vt. One day, whlle rlding out to see a patlent
hla horae took (rlght, throwing the doctor out
ot the bugy, atringing him all along the road
(or several roda. On calling together hia scat
tered (rame, ho (ound three fingera of hls rlght
hand broken. Not long after, whlle workmen
were repalrlng hls barn, a rafter came down
endwlse, atrlklng the doctor on the hat. Thls
caused uneaslness for aeveral days. The laat
explolt waa ln company wlth a (rlend maklng
a professlonal call. Ile took hls pipe out of hls
lnouth and put it in hia overcoat pocket. I'ass
lng a houae on the way, the doctor remarked:
' Guosa they are burnlng compost here.' IlaK
a mlle more and another houae, and another ro-
mark: ' They seem to be burning compoat hero,
too.' The silence ot another half mlle waa
broken by tho doctor exclalmlng: 'I awow, I
belleve they are burnlng compoat all along the
road 1' upon whlch ho auddenly gave a jump,
landlng by the roadalde ln two foet of anow,
whlle what was left ot him seemod to be pay
lng atrlct attention to hla plpe pocket."
TnE long drawn out rallroad lltigation which
haa occupied the attention of the courts for
nearly thirty yeara, was brought to a close laat
rnursaay. lne case nas oeen ao lully re
viewed at varioua timea ln theae columns that
lt ia not necessary to go over the ground agaln.
On Thursday the report of the special masters
ln the accountlng of the Central Vermont re
ceivershlp, July, 1873, to July, 1883, came up
before Chancellor Royce (or approval, by con'
aentand at the lnstanceo( counael reproaentlng
the different lntereata ln theae roada. The
chancellor made a final order to the effect that
the accounta are paaaed upon and adjudged to
be aettled and cloaed. The petltion of the
Central Vermont and tho Conaolidated rallroad
companlea for tho dUcbargeotthe receivershlp
of the Vermont Central and Vermont & Caa
ada roada camo up (or heartng. The cban
cellor, on a (ull hearlng, made an order dlB
charglng the Central v ermont company as
receivers and managers, orderlng them to turn
over to the Conaolldated rallroad company of
Vermont the rallroad and oqulpment apper
talnlng thereto, and aaalgn, transter and mako
over all personal property and aaaets of every
klnd, also that the recelvera mako a f ull and
complete inventory ot thla property, and file
the aamo wlth the chancellor, the court retaln-
Inc control of the property untll the Inventory
ls completed. Tho court (urther orders that
tbe Conaolldated company aaaume and ex
ecute all contracts and leaaea anthorlzed by the
court or bondlng of the property, and that the
company executea covenant to the satlstac
tlon of the court (or the pertormance of thls
order, the chancellor rotalnlng under hla con-
trol the property untll the order la complled
wlth. Tbe petltion (or the dlsmiaaal of the
(amoua Langdon ault before mentloned came
up on a motion made on behalf of the Central
Vermont rallroad company, Atter a hearlng,
the chancellor adjudged that thla ault and all
proceedlnga thereunder be dlsmlsaed wlthout
prejudlce. Counael were preaent as followa
B. F. Fifield and Danlel Robertg, representlng
the Central Vermont and Conaolldated rall
roada; A. F. Walker and Wm. G. Shaw, repre
sentlng the Vermont & Canada rallroad; Clar-
ence II. Pltkln, repreaentlng Jamos R. Langdon;
John Bell and J. L. Edwarda, repreaenting tho
Grand Trank; and James Barrett, repreaenting
the Rutland rallroad. It Is a gatlsfaction to
know that theae vexatloua and exponslvo law
aulta aro at laBt ended.
Tiie twonty.first annual aeaalon ot the grand
lodge, Independent Order ot Good Templara,
waa held at St, Johnabury, January 10 and 17.
About 100 dolegatea were preaent. At tbe
atternoon aoaalon, Wednesday, the prlnctpal
ofllcera made thelr reporta, showlng the order
to be in a healthy, proaperona and growlng
condltlon. The total memberahlp ia nearly
4,700, a net galn ot 651, Nlne new lodgea have
beon put in durlng tho year, loavlng tbe wholo
number of acttvo lodgea 70. The treasurer'a
report ahowed about $1,200 on hand. At the
Thuraday mornlng aeaalou a beautlful and
touchlng addreaa waa glven by Frank Plumley,
Eaq., of Northfield In memory ot the late
grand aecretary, Frank R. Batea. At the af
ternoon BOsalon the (ollowlng ofllcera were In
atalled by Paat Grand Worthy Chlof Templar
Folaom of Newport; grand worthy chlof temp
lar, Frank Plumley of Northfield; grand worthy
counaollor, G. II. Smalley ot Lyndonville;
grand Buporlntondent of Juvenllo Templara,
Mra. h. C. Grandoy ot Newport; grand worthy
vlce templar, Mra. E. Folaom of Newport; paat
grand worthy chlef tomplar, Ora Paulot Wood
stock; grand worthy chaplaln, Rev. E. T. Fair-
banksotSt. Johnabury; grand worthy aecre
tary, Dr. M. II. Chandlorof Woodstock; grand
worthy aaalatant aecretary, C. D. Edgerton of
Northfield; grand worthy treaanrer, Joseph
Barton of Burlington; grand worthy nudltor,
O. D. Edgorton of Northfield; grand worthy
marshal, J, M. Saflord of Cambridge; grand
worthy deputy marshal, Mra. W. H. Hyde of
Weat Berkahlro; grand worthy guard, Mias
Lizzlo Day of Brattleboro; grand worthy sen
tlnel, L. B. Fllnt of St. Johnabury. The prln
clpal loglalatlon of tho aoaalon waa the declaton
to allow dlatrlct doputlea to draw (rom tho
grand lodge treaaury pay (or vlslta made to the
lodges In thelr juriadictlona; and theadoptlon
of tho report of the commtttoe on tho stato of
tho order favorlng the admlaaton, under 11ml
tationa of children to tho aubordtnato lodgea,
thus combinlng the juvenllo tomploa with tho
lodgea. By thla report the dolegates to the
rlght worthy grand lodge, Hon. Ora Paul ot
Woodstock and Hon. Gllbert A. Davlsof Wlnd.
sor, were lnatructed to uso thelr influence to
have the grand lodge constltutlon ao changed
aa to admlt of thls belng done. The aeaalon
waa harmonlons and enjoyablo throughout,
and was very pleasantly entertalned by the
lodge of St. Johnsbury. The next aeaalon wlll
bo at St. Albana, the thlrd Wednesday in Janu
Edwakd S. Dana of New Haven ls alowly
Ilon. E. II. Whf.eleh of Charlotte dled Frl
day, aged elghty-one yeara.
John P. Howaiid, Esq., la ln Los Angelea,
Callfornla, and wlll probably apend the wlnter
CotraRsssMAN Stewaut la ln attendance
upon the Addison county aupremo court at
II. L. Leonaiid of North Dnxbury haa been
elected prealdent of the Champlain Valley Bee
Mus. John Wood, the oldest peraonln Barre,
reached her nlnety-eigbth birthday on the 16th
and celebrated the occaslon by taking a slelgh
rlde. Tho slelgh uaed la of anclent pattern and
bore a placard inacrlbed " 17861884," and the
rlde extended all about the village, whlle the
temperature waa not (ar (rom the zero mark
Lieutenant M. G. Gildeb o( the Barlow
Graya, Vermont Natlonal Guard, dled of con'
aumptlon at hia home in St. Albana laat week.
Ue Borvod (our yeara ln the rebellion, belng an
offlcor of the Fltth Vermont Volunteera. He
waa (ormerly a locomotlve englneer on the
Central Vermont. Tbe deceaaed waa forty-ono
yeara of age.
Colonf.l Albert Claiike, well known ln
Vermont, announces hls retlrement from the
Boaton Times and Yankee Blade. Measrs. II
Irvlng Dlllenback and Edward C. Davls, who
have been assoclated with hlm in the conduct
of the paper, will succeed him as proprletors
and publlshers. It Is nnderstood that Colonel
Clarke wlll soon reaume hls connectlon with
WniTMORE and Clabk's mlnstrels atCapItal
Hall, baturday evenlng, January 2b.
Tiie meat marketa of tbia vlllaire are now
closed at slx o'clock on Tuesday and ThurBday
Geobqe B. Walton ia to succeed G. II
Smllle ln the boot and shoo bualness, taking
poaseaalon Aprll let.
Mb. S. II. O. BoawOBTn has lmproved the
appearance ot nia residence on Loomls Btreet
by the additlon ot bay.wlndowa.
TnE (urnaces ln Bethany church are belne
overhauled (or repalra, and the services next
sunaay wm De neia in tnn cnapei.
TnE ladlea' aewlne socletv of Chriat church
will meet on Thuraday of thla week at two
o clocic f. m., wltn ttlrs. li. r. uieaaon.
Tiie two youngest claaaoa ot Chriat church
sunday-scnooi were entertainea at ttev. air,
Illlrs Saturday atternoon of last week.
Tiie ladlea of Chrlst church will hold a socl
able at the Pavlllon on Wednesday evenlng of
tnis weeic. uancing irom nau-past seven to
eleven o clock.
The choir of the church of the Messlah has
been increased from tbe quartette to a chorus,
ana tne cnoir oi ueinany cnurcn is soon to ua-
aergo a aimiiar cnange.
Tiiebe la to be a aoclal dance of Barre people
at tne raviuon l ueaaay evenlng, eoruary ocn
Tbe Howard opera houae orchestra, aoven
piecea, wlll furnish the mualc.
A bpeoial convocation of Klne Solomon
Roval Arch Chapter No. 7. wlll be held at Ma.
Bonlo hall, on Thuraday evenlng, January 24,
at Beven o clock sharp. Wobk.
Montpklikb'h renreaentatives at the "Old
Folks Ball" ln Plainfield, Frlday evenlng, were
snfllclontly numerous to fill one car, and all
report tne auair aa very onjoyauie.
Tiie aecond public assembly of the aeason
wlll be held at the Pavlllon Frlday evenlng.
January 25. Musio will be f urnlshed by Gilson
& uusnman a orcnoatra, nve pieces.
Tnii (uneral procesaion of the late Mlchael
Lynch. whlch passed through here to the
Cathollc cemetery Frlday mornlng, waa one ot
tne longost over seen in tms vmage.
Mias Maby Piiinney la in Boston continulng
ner vocai atuaiea wmi uagooa. ve unaer
Btand that her posltlon In the cbolr in Burllng
ton ia to uo reaervea lor ner uniu ner return,
Tiie slxth annual ball of Company II. Na
tlonal Guarda of Vermont, wlll bo held at tho
Pavlllon Tueadav. February 10th. Mualo wlll
be furnlahed by Blaladell'a orcheatra of elght
Rev. Mr. Hincks gave a very lntereating
extemporanooua diacourae on Sunday evenlng,
choosing for hla aubjectthe wreck of the "City
of Columbua," and deduclng tnany practlcal
Mits. T. O. Bailev and her dauchter. Nora.
left Monday (or MUwaukee, Wls., thelr future
home, carrylng wlth them regreU at thelr de
parture and tho klndost wIbIios of thelr many
irienua m tma piace.
Tiie numerous trienda of Mra. Edward
Dewey aro nleased to hear renorta of con'
tlnued Improvemeut In her condltlon, whlch
was exceedlngly crltlcal, and doslro for her a
apeedy nnu entire recovery.
Reodlab devotlonal meetlnga of the Young
Men'a Chrlatian Assoclatlon are held In thelr
rooma over the First Natlonal bank at half'
paat threo o'clock each Sunday aftemoon. The
publlc are cordially lnvited,
Bbattleiiobo PikkniX! " Ilon. and Mrs. J,
L. Martln reached Brattleboro on Frlday laat,
and. It la needlesa to sav. havo founrt them-
aelvea cordially welcomed by a very wldo clrclo
ot friends." Mrs. Martin ls now in town on a
Wiiile descendlnz the Doat-ofllce stepa Mon
dav oveulnir. A. O. Cummlna allpped and fell.
Btrlklng on liia back. The serlous lameneaa re-
sultlucr conflned Mr. Cummlns to hlshouao yes-
terday, but it la bolleved that he wlll be all
rigiit in a uay or two.
CiiAitLEH Jackson. who waa arreated whlle
meddllng wlth the englno at tbe Central depot
and commltted to jall recontly, waa held to
Dan in ineaum oi auu. iiau nas been glven
by a relatlve and Jackson'a caso wlll como be
fore the county court.
ATameetlneof theladles'a sowlntr socletv
of Chrlst church, Mrs. Charlea Heaton was
eiectea president, ftlrs. . smlth, Mrs. Hoger
uixoy, mrs. iienry rineia, Miss aiico Lowe,
Mias Gertrude Dewoyand Mias MaryTrom
bloo, vlco-prealdents, and Mias Carrlo Ellls.
aecretary and treaaurer. All ofTlces to bo held
Tiie ladlea' mlaslonarv socletv. cnnnected
wlth Bethany church, wlll meet wlth Mra.
A. J. llowe, at the realdenco of Georgo W.
Scott, to-morrow (Thursday) aftemoon. Work
wlll bo turnisbod (or nll who desire, and ma-
leriaia lor worK aro Bouclted. An lntereating
paper relatlve to mlsslonary labors among tho
Indlans may be expected.
Tiie Enlaconal church nv.ti.Viln bnM nt tlm
Grand Army Hall last Thursday ovening was a
decided succesa. financlallv conaldered. and
would havo been In ovory other reapect except
lor me iacK oi room. uetween one nundred
and aovonty-tlve and two hundred peraona
were present. Good mualc was (urnlshed (or
danclng, and refresbmenta woro aerved durlng
me evemng. ino mgueai expeccationa oi tne
ladloa ln charge were more than realized.
At the first annual meetinir of the Younc
Men'a Chrlatian Apaoclatlon, held in their
rooma on Saturday evenlng, tho followlng of
ficera were elected for the ensning year: l'resl
dent, James P. Hayea; vico-preafdent, W. E.
uarney; recoroing aecretary, u. u. rnatcner;
nnanciai aecretary, i. is. Loazer;troasuror,U. u.
IIoDklna. Jr. Tho varlous commlttees aro soon
to be appolnted, and It Ia hoped that a reading'
room wm ue oaiaouanea in a iow woena.
Monday aftemoon whlle Nolllo Camnbell. a
table glrl at tho Montpelier houae, waa atand
lng near a Btovo in the laundry, a apark flew
out upon her dresa and set It on fire. It had
eatcn through the back of her drosa and gatned
conBioerauiu neaaway oeiore ane dlacovered lt.
upon reacning around to tear away tne burn
lne nortlon her hand was badlv burned. Dr.
Reld waa aummoned and cared for the Injured
nana. aiiaa uampDou wui prooaDiy uo aisa
bled for aome tlme, aa it Is in a bad condltlon.
TnE house owned by Charlea A. Reed. and
now occupied by Rev. J. II. Hincks, had a very
narrow escape from deatruction by fire on
Tuesday nlght of last week. Tbe nlght waa
leariuuy cold, and Mr. Hincks had occaalon to
go up-stalrs to look after the condltlon of the
water plpea. In a large atove ln one of the
rooma ne lound a llre wnlcb muat have re
aulted diaastrously but forhlstlmely dlacovery.
Tbehlred maid had literally "stuffcd" the
atove with wood, and bad left the dampera
open. It waa necessary to obtaln clecoa of
zinc to cover the walla and floor whlch mnat
soon have become Ignlted by the lntenae heat,
and It waa some tlme before the fiie could be
left to ltself.
Tiie far-famed Whltmore & Clark' s mlnstrels
wlll appear at Capltal nall next Saturday
evenlng, January 20, with the finest company
inoy ever nau, iniroaucing a new programme,
replete wlth mualc, mlrth and plenty of fun,
wlthout vulearlty. Reaerved aeata at Phln-
ney'B bookstore. The Sherbrook Examincr of
Frlday, November 10, 1883, eays: "The fa.
mouB wmtmore & Clark a mlnstrels gave one
oi tneir capitai entertaiumenta at the City hall
last evenlng to a crowded house; tho ontlre
ahow belng flrat class ln every reapect; muslc
botn on tne atreet and ln the hall belng very
fine; the curnet, clarlonette and banjo playlng,
meritlng apeclal pralse. Charlev Mason. the
great weatern favorlte In hia mlmlcry, aongs
ana reaay jokps eiicuea mucn appiauao.
Tiie Montpelier democracy seems to be solld
lor tne old ticKet. "Alter the ciouds. sun-
shlne is the approprlate caption the Boaton
rost givea tne loiiowtng irom J. A. uewlng:
" I beliovo a cloud wlll reat nnon the couraee
and manlineea of the democratlc party untll
tbe fraud of 1876 la wlped out by tho election
and inauguration of Samnel J. Tllden preal
dent oi tne united atatea. uive ua tne 'old
ticket' and justlce, (or a rallying cry, and
nelther Dorsey'a 'soap' nor Ivdmund'a cun-
ning wlll be able to defeat ua. lf thla cannot
bo, and wo are (orced to (orm a new ttcket, I
am (or the two Mca., McClellan and McDonald.
- uinna ye near tne siogan. i east my nrat
presiaeniiai voie ior L,ewis uasa ana nave
voted (or every democratlc oresldentlal noml
nee einco, often repulaed, never conquered,
buu armea ana reaay ior tne rjgnt.
The annual meetlng of Bethanv church Sun
day-school waa held ln tbe chapel Wednesday
evemng, uanuary itjin. inereporioi me sec
retary and treasurer, D. S. Wheatley, was a&
cepted and adopted. The aame Bbowed the
recelpta durlng the year 1883 to be S108.12,
and tbe expenditurea $95.32, leavlng a balanco
ot $12.80 in the treaaury January 1, 1884. The
followlng ofllcera were elected for the year en
8uing: Superlntendent, Hlram Carleton; as
slatant superintondent, T. T. Rannev: secre
tary ana treasurer. u. s. Wheatley; librarlane,
C. U. Sblpman and D. S. Wheatley; commit
tee on the llbrary, Rev. J. II. Hincks, Hlram
Carleton, Lncla M. Alvord, Gertrude Drew and
Mary Macomber; adviaory committee, J. C.
Emery, J. V. Babcock and Mary Drew; nnan
ciai committee, a. j. nowe, 11. n. uemlng,
oira. ouaan siranon, uzzie atimson ana jen-
Mits. L. L. Dubant Ia vlaitlng a alaterin
Uicblgan K. W. Balley of Cblcago, waa In
town a few daya laat week Addle Irlah la
vlaitlng friends ln Boaton. ..Mr. and Mrs.
beorge C. bhepard are vleitlne a aleter of Mra
Shepard ln Cleveland, Ohio .. ."Cady" Averill
haa returned from Woodstock, whltber he went
to negotiate for a partnerahlp in a photograph
buslness ...Mra. Mary M. True la ependlng
the winter with (rienda in Milwaukee, Wlacon
eln. , . .Thomaa Prlchard. one of the Welshmen
who were Injured by the recent oxploslon at
the Sabin alate quarry, ia agaln at work, hav
lng almoat recovered from tbe effecta of hia in-
unea. , . .nenry k. tleld and aon of Uakland,
Callfornla, have been vlaitlng friends and rela
tlvea In Montpelier and Brattleboro durlng the
paat week. . . .Mra. F. W. Morae was in Boaton
last week.... Mrs. A. G. Trulan went home to
Bee her (ather a (ew daya sinco, returnlng laat
weejt. .. . jonn uravenn is very dangeroualy lll
wlth a heart and lune troublo. .. .Colonel F.
V. Randall of Brookfield was in town Frlday
and Saturday.... Arthur W. Waterman, clerk
atme union nouse, was married ln Morrisville
on Sunday to Clara Wbeeler of that olace. . . .
Charlea, youngeat aon of W. E. Adama, Ia dan-
gerousiy bick wiiq croup.
Pbofessor Bianor's wife and dauebtor ar-
rivea irom .New Jersey last Frlday evenlng.
Pbofessor Hocheliilau of the Randolnh Nor-
mai acnooi gaveuaa very lntereating aa weii
aa inaiructive lecture on aatronomy laat rnurs
Of tho new cholr at the Methodlat church
the followlne membera are (rom tho hlll: Or-
ganlat, Mlaa Jewett; choriater, I'rofossor Ter-
riu; aiao uiasea uutton, uaiateaaand webber.
Tiie followlne ofllcera were elected for the
lyceum Ior tne laat liall-term: l'realdent, Mr.
Gravea; vlce-prealdent, MisaSwasey; secretary,
Mlsa Cox; executive committee, Mr, Dutton,
Mlaaea unarnDenain ana urown.
CAiirENTKit. Heman Carpenter waa born ln
Mlddleaox. Julv 10. 1811 and dled at Northfield.
January 16, 1884, at tho age ot nearly aeventy
four yeara. Atter paaalng through tho county
crammar school at Montpellor. bo atudied law
with ilon. wuuam upnam, waa aamuiea to
tbe bar at the Novomber term of Washington
county court, 1836, and at once began the
practice oi nia proiesMon ai jxonnneia. ue
waa atate llbrarlan 1832-37, Btate repreaenta-
tlve 1817-48, judge of probate 1819-50, Btate'a at-
torney ior waauington county isoo-oo ana
stato aenator 1870-72, Ho waa a promlnent
member ot the UnlversallBt denomlnatton ln
thla state and waa nrealdent ot Goddard seml-
nary from 1868 to 1876 and for raauy yeara
Piesidentot the Unlvoraallat state conventlon.
He was a republlcau and was promlnent in
local and atate nolltlca and in 1856 waa a dele-
gate to tho natlonal conventlon whlch noml
nated Kramont, Judge Carpenter waa alwaya
a firm (rlend and earneat aupportor of ed uca
tlon, temperance and good morals. In 1838 he
waa married to Ilarrlet S. Gllchrlst ot Chelsea,
and four children were born to them, all ot
wbom are stlll llvlng, Colonel George N , of
t . . t.. it . in 1. r 1 1 t r
Edwln Porter and Mra. U II. Howes ot North
field, Mra. Carpenter dled ln June, 1805 and
ln October, 1800, he waa married to Mra. Bet
aey L. Edgerton, who survlvos hlm. Judga
Carponter waa a man of decided and strong
oplnlona whlch were alwaya freely and ably
expreased and defended.
Enst Montpelier. Tho wlnter term nt the
Center cloaed Frlday. It was Mlaa E. J.
Wheeler'a thlrd term here. Owlnz to fllcknean
among the Bcholara, tho attendance was not aa
iuii aa in tne snmmer aud in.ll, but good work
waa done by both teacher and pupIlB. Lucy
stoward waa the only one havlng no ahaent
mark. Those not tardy were, Grace and Stella
Woodward, Eva Ormabee, ICddle and Emle
Ormabee, Elon Hersey, Wallace and Helen
Goodwln, Myrtlo Gove, Inez Dlngwall, Lucy
Htewara, ana uattio and Julla Foater. . , J, W.
Smlth, havlng aerved as superlntendent ln the
Baptlat mlsalon echool for more than (our
yeara, haa reslfpied, and the school was reor
ganlzed laat Sunday wlth II. B. Woodward as
superintondent and E. W. Ormsbeo, aaalatant.
...Rov, J. E. Wtlght preach os at tbe Morao
Bchool-houso next Sunaay. ...S. W. Arms Is
stlll lmprovlng, though not yet able to dls-
pense wlth the aervlcea of hla falthful and efll-
clent nurae, Mra. C. K. Davls Mr. and Mra.
Chauncey Newhall and S. E. Cumminea were
ln town on a vlalt laat week. " Tbe boya "'
brought wlth them tho sktn of a bear whlch they
had recently caught ln a trap....Mary Ilam
blln la conflned to tho houae wlth rheumatism.
Leaa ranld and more caref ul drlvinz wonld
render tho road aafer for pedeatrlana. . . . Among
the " Good " monthllea in Saturday's mall wo
(ound " Good Luck," and recognlze In the
name of lts edltor one who years ngo plodded
over the Vermont hllls and through the drifta
to tho dlstrlct pchool-houBO ln soarch of an ed-
ucatlon. And now after twenty-ono yeara ex
perience as an edltor he has hit upon " Good
Luck" at laat and we like It. From the horso
Bhoe and four-leaved dover on the firBt ptge
to the " Claaa In Loglo " on the laat, lt Ia just
what lt alma to be, " brlght and Benslble, ln
tereating and practlcal, not above the compre
henslon of the common mind and worthy a
piace in every uome. u nnyooay lanoa to re
celve a copy and doesn't know what thls ia all
about ho can find out by sending a two-cent
stamp to Good Luck pnbllshlng company, 25
iiromneia street. uoston, aiaaa....oira. ulibert
Shortt la apendlng a few days wlth friends
here and relatlves in Montpelier.... N. W.
Johnson waa away on a vlalt laat week and the
weeK before, returnlng trlday Tne daugn-
ter of L. W.. Ormsbeo haa spent a week wlth ner
parents bereand returned to her home ln War
ren. Cabot- The mualcal conventlon beld in
thla town last week waa a auccess, although
the chorua waa not ao large aa at aome former
conventlons. The drllls were pronounced by
good judges to be thorough and inatructive.
The concerts were pronounced by all to bo ot
high order. The leadlng featnres of tho Thurs
day evenlng concert were " uear my l'rayer,"
by Mendelssohn and the marveloua work (rom
" ino ureation. l-acn ol the d lllcult aoloa
waa finely rendered by Mrs. E. V. Spencer of
juaraunoia and tne chorusea were rendered
wlth aplendld effect. The programme for Frl
day evenlng consisted of thlrteen nnmbera, aa
followa: organ aolo, R. McGraham of Brook
lyn, N. Y.j aong, "The Iron Blackamltb," C.
T. Dudley of Marahfield; aong, "No, Slr,"
Mra. K. V. Spencer; plano duett, " Mocking
Bird," Lealie and Phll Auatin; aong, "Tho
Brlght Beyond," Mlaa Myrtlo Clark Duncan;
song, " I Wondor How," MIss Katie Peck of
Calais; cantata, "The Lay of the Bell " (Rom
berg), aoloa by Mra. Spencer, Mlsa Ina B. Foa
ter, Mossrs. C. S. Conant and II. B. Whlttler;
" l would that my Love (Mendelaaohn) Mrs.
Everett and Mra. Duncan; "The Arrow and
the Song" (Pinsutl), MIss Ina B. Foater of
Cabot; Bong, "The Bend of the Rlver" (Blum
enthal), "Yeoman's weddlng aong " (Poniatow
aki), Mr. C. S. Conant of St. Johnsbury; duet
for cornetand baritone, Burt and Maater
Carl Shepard; duet, "Profugo" (Mar
tha), Meaara. Conant and Whlttler; "Inflam-
matua stabat Mater, aolo by Mra, hverett.
Tbe accompaniments by Mr. Graham, Ina B.
tosier, oierton veiis ana Auatin were weii
executed. Tbe chorua, under Profeaaor Foa
ter's dlrectlon, ably mastered the dlfficult
work preaented by the cantata and Inflamma-
tna, fully demonstrating the expediency of
brlnglng mualc ol a bigb order before our
small country conventlons. The complete suc
cesa ot the cloalng concerts Bhowa that rrofea
sor Foster's abllity as a condnctor bas not been
overrated that he thoroughly understanda
hls work and ia deaervlng ot patronage. The
conventlon waa one of the most profitable ever
held ln town and waa thoroughly enjoyed by
auioveraoi gooa muaic... .nugu tvorett nas
a slelgh that la traced back for certalnty, ao
that ita age la one hundred and three yeara.
He haa had lt palnted and upholstered ln good
ahape, and lf it was not (or thls as lt passea
through the street it would remlnd one of
Noah'a Ark. He propoaes, lf any one wanta lt
more than he does. to let him have lt. . . .The
dramatlcclub are to play Thuraday and Frlday
eveninga, january 3iat ana february lst. The
entertainment will be worthy of the patronage
of the publlc as the net proceeds are to go for
the benefit of tbe llbrary. We bope everyone
wlll Bave hla twenty.five cents (or thla pur
pose ...Qulte a number of our cltlzena at
tended tbe fnneral of Mlaa Mabel Iloyt, only
danghter of O. L. Iloyt, Eeq., of Plainfield last
Sunday. In thls deep aflllctlon they have the
aympathy of friends of thls, thelr natlve town.
Plntnfield. The svnmathlea of the oeonle
of thls piace have been very deeply moved by
tbe eventa of the paat week. Tbe family of
Mr. Laplen haa been atrlcken wlth dlphtherla.
Four out of the five children have been alck.
and, on January 7th, the youngeat, Cora, a
orignc cniid oi eignt years, aiea. Durlng the
brlef f uneral servicea ut the house, tbe motber
waa watchlng over the prostrate forma of two
otber daughtera, whlle the father alone fol
lowed the little caskot to the grave. We re-
joice to know that the reat ot the lamlly are
convaleacent. . . .Laat Frlday, after two weeks
of alckneas (rom cerebro-aptnal menlngltta.
whlch were weeks of great eufferlng and anxl
ety, MIss Mabel, the only danghter of Deacon
O. L Uoyt, paaaed peacefully away, amld the
tearful, prayerful aorrow and aympathy of
many friends. All that medlcal aklll could do
waa done to aave one. who. by her eood nature
and cheerful, suuny dlapoaition, had won tbe
eateemana auection oi many inenaa, ana wiio
seemed bo needful to her mother and father,
and to the one brother that abe haa left bohlnd.
rha fnneral aervlco took Dlace ln the Conereea-
tlonal church Sunday aftemoon, amld tokens
of aympathy from all classes ot people. Thus
ao early ln tho new year two ol our Sunday
Bchool echolars have been taken (rom us, and
two homea bereaved.
North Montpelier. The annual donatlon
for our mlniater ia to bo Febrnary 7. More of
tho partlculara hereafter. . . .The box soclable
laat week Thursday evenlng was a decided
succesa. The draning ot tbe boxea and tbe
odd palrlng off caused lota of laughter. ...
Slnglng-achoola thla week are on Tueaday and
Thuraday eveninga. . .There ia to be a trot on
our pond thla week Saturday atternoon for a
purse of $24, It the sum can bo fillej wlth (our
entriea before twelve o'clock of that day.
Entrance monev can be aent to W. G. Nve.
North Montpelier. Iienry Town of Montpelier
Ia expected to be preaent wltb hla notod stal
Hon " Englneer." The faat horae traternlty
are expected to be out en massc.
Middlesex Centre. J. Chaae and wife have
been vlaitlng thelr old nelghbora recently....
W. A. Danlela wrltea from Santa Rosa, Call
fornla, to advlse hls frlenda to como thero, it
they wlah to apend the wlnter comfortably aa
well as profitably. The temperature rarely
falls below thirty degreea above zero. Wages
are (rom one to (our dollara per day, Includlng
board, Salmon are plenty, and apearing them
ia the princlpal recreatlon.
Fubnitubb. Palne la dolng probably, tbe
largeat (urnlture buaineas ot any In Now Eng
land, lt not ln Amerlca. Conflned princlpally
to manufacturlng, finlahlng and selllng thelr
own products and tmportatlona, they have but
little competltlon. Their ware-rooma are very
attractlve; llghted through tho day by electrio
llghta. They sell for uet caah, one prlce,
wholesale or retatl, bellevlng that houae
keeper'a ready caah is as good as a dealer's.
Fully twenty-flve per cent la savod by purchaa
lng ot them, and seloctlng (rom choice new
Btylea and have evorythlng warranted as
repreaented, Entrancea to waro-rooms, 141
Frlend Btreet and 48 Canal atreot, oppoalto the
Malno depot, Boston.