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BY W. W. PRESCOTT.
MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, JANTJABY 30, 1884.
VOIi. 79. 4033. NO. 16.
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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 188 1.
Dncos nt DAScora'sl
Fatbnt medlclnea at IHscom'all
Tiik finest clgnrs at Bascom'Blll
CmoOLATiNO llbrary nt H. K Slayton'g.
Eleoant handkerchlef oxtracta nt Bas
oom'Bllll Bio trade ln "Dlamond Dycs" at Bas
com'alllll Buy your rubbera at Clevelnnd's shoo stoie.
Large stock and low ptlcca.
A good llno of Bheot muslo and mnslc-booka
at Grlggs' store, Waterbury.
Orhin Daley wlll sell seventy-flve barrels
of the beat Oreentng npplea at cost.
If you want a good palr of boota or slioca
call at Cleveland's sboe store.
Buv your aewlng-maclilne needlea at Grlggs'
ehoe store, Watorbury. Needlea sont by mall
to any address.
Call for tho Dongola boot at Cleveland'a
shoa store. Nono genulno unloss markod Don
gola lnslde tho boot.
Kose Cream Glyoerine, for chappcd handa
and llps, leada the van. Put up In opal galll
pots. For aale by drugglsts.
Pbrsons thinklng of buylng planoa and
organs are lnvlted to see, or correspond with,
George A. Atnaworth, Williamstown, Vt., be
For Sale. Ono thonsand Macomber's 1m
proved hand corn and bean planters. Agents
wanted for all unoccupled terrltory. For par
tlculara apply t O. G. Phelpa, agent for tho
state of Vermont, Milton, Vt.
Wood Bouoirr and Sold. Those who wiah
to buy or aell wood of any kind are lnvlted to
call nt the ofllce of Angell & Morrow, South
Maln street, opposlte Ilenry Lowe & Son's storo.
Thla firm also buy and sell shlngles.
A new tlme-table went Into effect on tho
Central Vermont road last Monday.
Thb Central Vermont rallroad company are
to uso Bome of the new paper wheels on thelr
A rREOOCions little St. Johnsbury glrl 1s
said to have propounded the questton to her
father: " Papa, whleh ia the blggest, Falr
banka or Dod ? "
Twelve of the forelgn insnrance companles,
dolng buslness ln thla state, have already paid
to the state treasurer thelr tazea for the year
under the corpor.it lon tax law, and none have
paid nnder protest.
Tiiose scientista who account for the red
sunaets by glibly remarklng that they are due
to meteorlc, or otber forelgn matter, in the at
mosphere shonld now explain why they oceur
at brief intervala and not every nlght.
The Vermont Board of AanicnLTCRE wlll
hold a meeting at Waitsfield, on Tuesday and
Wednesday of next week, In the vestry of the
Congregational church. A large and interest
ing gatherlng ia expected. A meeting will also
be held at Chelsea, February 7th and 8th.
Tjie Rutland Ilerald thinka that "our state
leglslature needa to pas8 an act to protect a
soldier'a pension from attachment ln Vermont,
and that congresa ought to pass a statute of
thla character which would protect the soldier's
pension ln all the states, North and South."
Satcrday last waa an intensely cold day ln
all parts of the state. At Enosburgh Falla the
thermometer marked twenty-four degrees be
low zero; at Northfield, twenty-six below; at
Barre, thirty-two below; at Montpelier, thirty-
four below j at Moretown, thirty-eight below.
In onr laat issue appeared an item which
stated that over ten thousand pounds of honey
were produced in Addison county last year.
We should have said over one hundred thou
sand pounds. Two men In the county pro
duced over fifty thousand pounds of comb
In the interest of the common schools, edu
cational meetlngs are to be held as fnllows
Stowe, Monday oveningand Tuesday, February
4 and B; Waterbury, Tuesday evening and
Wednesday, February 5 and 0; Richmond,
Wednesday evening and Thnrsday, February
0 and 7.
All those who bad complied wlth the terms
of our Good Clieer offer by tho 18th Instant
Bhould have received the January nninber of
that paper by this time. Bear in mlnd that it
ls now necessary to pay for TrtK Watciiman
to February 1, 1885, ln order to secure Good
Cheer. The offer ls open to all subscrlbers,
old or new.
The Central Vermont rallroad company has
issued an order that wlll make drummers nnd
other wealthy travelers weep. On and after
the lst of February lt wlll not recelve a trunk
welghlng over two hundred and fifty pounds.
If a man wishes to transport property welgh
lng more than two hundred and fifty pounds,
he must dlvlde it among two or more trunks.
Norman Bliss of East Calais haa a half-
blooded Jersey cow from which he haa rnade
four hundred and fifty pounds of butter the
past year. The cow waa dry one month during
the time, and hadonly fourquartsof com-meal
a day, Mr. Blles Intends to test her the prea-
entyear, and thinka that, bygtvingherasmuch
good feed as nlie can stand, ho can compete
wlth any on record ln the state.
Sprinqfield Rktoiilioan: " In hia letter
decllning to be a candidate for the Vermont
governorshlp, Fredorick Billings spoke in favor
of a return from the biennial to the annnal
aystem, and a number of newBpapors up there
are following In the same llne. Vermonters
like lots of polltlcs, but they aro not llkely to
go back from thla reform. By tho way, they
can have Ben Butler, If they want him."
Tjie recent negotlatlons between the Central
Vermont rallroad company and tho Delaware
ic Iludaon canal company, by which lt waa pro'
posod to run sleeplng cara between New York
and Montreal via Whltehall, Rutland and St,
Albans, have been Buspended, and the presen't
arrangement of through tmlns vla the Troy
& Boston rallroad, the Bennington & Rutland
rallroad and the Central Vermont, wlll continuo
Tnn Free Press tella of a photographor who
snpplled a plcture for a widow whose hnsband
dled without leavlng sncli a reraembrance,
There were, however, the remalns of a baa-re-
llef, which had been made by a son of LeGrand
B. Cannon, and afterward broken Into flve
pleces. The pbotographer glued the blts of tbe
bas-rellef together, tho widow stuffed a sult of
clothea of the dear departed's, some one else
found a wlg, and then tho photographor
took" hlm. Tho plcturo la pronounced " an
astonlshlngly good ono, all clrcumstancoa con-
A team belongtng to Leander Walbrldge of
Cabot was stolon from tho shoda of tho Moth-
odlst meetlng-houso, In that town, last Satur
day ovoning. Tho toam consistcd of a black
maro, thlrteon years old, and foundored, a
slelgh that showcd age eomewhat, and ln the
slelgh wero ono wolf nnd ono buftalo robo.
SherlfC Tuttle ia on the lookout for the thlof,
but, np to Tuesday mornlng, no cluo had been
In reading the Cakdonian, last week, wo
felt suro thata new man had hold of tho
edltorlal qulll or that somo ono had stlrred up
tho old one wlth a sharp stlck, and we after-
wards found that G. B. Harvey, a natlve of
Peacham, formerly of the Sprlngfield Itepuhlt
can nnd rccently of Chicago, had takea the
place of asslstant edltor of our conservatlve
contemporary, The Index wlll now be put on
Our esteemed contemporary around the cor-
ner had this little noto ln ita Issue of the lGth
Instant: "Tbe clrculatlon of the Argus and
Patrlot ls this week over one hundred larger
than last week, a very handsomo Increase for
one week." Tho clrculatlon of Tnn Watcii
man was nearly three hundred more last week
than lt waa tho week before, a very much
handsomer lncrcaso for one week. Tiik
Watciiman seoma to be ahead, aa usual.
The house and out-buildlnga of Uerbert
Long, sltuated about one ralle below Middlesex
Center, on the brook road, were entlrely con
sumod by fire at an early hour last Frlday
mornlng. Owlng to the hoavy storm tbe nlght
before and the early hour at which the fire
occurred, only a few'bf the nelghbors arrived
ln time to render asslsttince, and a large por
tlon of tho movable property waa burned.
The horsea and othor stock were saved ln a
somewhat scorched conditlon. Insurance about
$350. Aa Mr. Long is a young man just get
ting a atart ln llfo, the loss, at this eeason of the
year, is a particularly severe one.
"IIere Ib a Btory that dropped from the
telephono wire," writes our East Montpelier
correspondont. "It may not be exactlycor-
rect, but it is the way we heard lt, nevertheless.
Jones, a not over-temporate customer, was
lounglng in the store, when there came a call
from another store, some mlles dlstant, to
which Jonea responded. ' Hello, Jones I What
buslness have you there ?' asked speaker num
ber one. ' How d!d you know lt was me ?' ro
plled Jone8. ' By the smell of your breath,'
replied the first speaker. Jonea went away,
musing upon the expediency of looking in the
glass to see whethor hia breath waa all rlght
before he attempted any more telephonic com-
If Cbarles Francls Adama could have seen a
communtcatton to the Bradford Opinton on the
dead languagea, wrltten by " A Corlnthian,"
he would have hesitated before opposlng thelr
study. IIere is ono gem from the artlcle: "The
isle of Chlos ought ever to be held sacred to
metnory as the blrth-place of Homer and the
mother of such eloquonce and noble literature,
That little farm, too, between the Mlnclus and
the Po, the home of Virgil, haa been the harbor
of many a barque of literature whoso destina
tlon has been a world-wide perusal." This
beautiful mlxture of thlnga la only equalled by
another correspondent, who says: " Mrs. Ilam
mond of Pittsford Mllla lost a cow recently by
eatlng too much meal."
The credltors of the Vermont copper minlng
company, at Vershire, repreaented by thelr at-
torneys, made a motion before Judge Rowell,
last week, to have tho entire property sold by
tho receiver, Samuel M. Gleason, Eaq. The
Boston and New York credltors were repre-
sented by Ilenry Russell of Boston and Gov-
ernor Plngree of Hartford; P. S. Smith of
Washington, D. C, and Mr. Colby of New
London, by George W. Kennedy of Waterbury;
Govemor Farnham nppeared for Smlth Ely and
a large number of Vermont credltors; General
Thomas for the West Falrleo savlngs bank; S,
B. Ilebard of Chelsea for F. M. F. Cazln. All
parties agreed to have the property sold, so that
buslness may ngain be revlved at tho mlnes.
The 11st of posslble candidates for the gov
ernorshlp haa been lncreased by " A Young
Republlcan," who, ln a communlcatlon to the
Windsor Journal, says: "Amld all tho talk
about tho next governor, I have not Been nor
heard Mr. Dartt's name mentloned nt all. Can
Vermont honor herself or the ofllce better than
by electlng Ilon. Justua Dartt to that place ?
What man ln the state can show a pnrer rec
ord, publlc or prlvate, than he ? It is known
that ho ls not n 1 tax-dodger.' Perhaps he
does not have money, etc, but what ought
money to stgnlfy ln a matter llke thla ? He la
the type of the genulne Vermonter, havlng
rlsen to hia present posltlon, from a poor boy,
by hia own exertlona and true merlt. The
lawyera and newspaper men generally make
the governors. Iloar the farmers this time;
they wlll one and all, in a solld body, go for
About two hundred of the sons and daugb-
tera of Vermont and thelr guests met at the
Windsor hotel, Holyoke, Mnsa., laBt week forn
Bociable, supper and dance. The early part of
the evening waa glven up to hand-shaklng,
greetlngs and the exchange of rerainiscencea,
An ndequate and enjoyable supper waa served
at half-past nino o'clock, after which Secretary
Klmball rend letters from Governor Barstow,
ex-Governor Proctor, ox.Governor Hall, Gover
nor Roblnson, Congressman Whiting, Attorney-
general Sherman, edltors W. L. Warren and J,
L. Shiploy of Sprlngfield, Mass., nnd A. N.
Swaln of BellowB Falls, Vt., Rev, E. A. Tltus of
Westfield and Mlss Mary O. Nnttlng of Mount
Ilolyoke Bemlnary. There was danclng In
Windsor hall, and tho company broke up with
the feeling that they had enjoyed an unuaually
ploaeant evening, and that tho Idea of such
annual reunions is an excellent one.
The breaklng of n awltch rod at Swanton
Junction, Saturday nlght, caused acolllslon be
tween tho Montreal traln leavlng St. Albans at
ten ralnutea past six o'clock and a f relght traln
from Rouse's Polnt. The baggnge car of tho
Montreal traln had the trucks knocked out,
and the englne of the frelght waa soraewhnt
damaged. Conductor Mlchael O'Day had an
ankle badly spralned; Charlea Illbbard of the
Central Vermont rallroad passenger depart-
ment received two or three cuta on the head,
face and leg, nnd one other passenger waa
Bllghtly hurt. Tlie switch rod broke when the
paBsenger englne struck the switch, but the en
glne kept the track, whlle the baggage and
passonger cars went off. The wreck waa
cleared by half-past ten o'clock, In soason for
the Boston expresB to pass on time. Swanton
Junction la the meeting place for tralns on the
Western and Northern dlvlsions of tho Central
Vormont rallroad, and ovory precautlon la
tnken to provont nccldenta. Thla affalr waa
undoubtedly due to tho actlon of tho long-con-tlnuod
cold weather on the awltch.
UNCjUEBTioNAnLY wo should deaerve to bo
called a " blockhoad" if, in an offort to pay nn
esteemed contemporary a doservod compll
mont, we Bhould make such n rhess of it as wo
seom to havo done ln onr endeavor last week
to speak approclatlvely of the St. Albans Mes
scnger. Our attempt, however well lntended,
must havo been exceedlngly malapropos, for
our usually lnoffensive contemporary exhlblta
every slgn of nnger, calla up Ilorace Greeley to
help In brandlng us aa a " blockhcad " and ln
dnlgea In other slmllar pleasantrlos. Now na
to hoads, if we area "blockhead," lt'sour own
head, and lt'a a great deal better for us than no
bead, just ns a cork leg may be botter tban no
leg, n livlng dog better than n dead llon, or a
blockhead better than a chatterlng automaton,
and so on all of which can have no personal
roference to our dlsgruntled contemporary, but
stmply lllnstrates the store wo set by our own
Tiie Weat Randolph Ilerald, which, by the
way, ls a good local paper and deserves its
prosperity, haa enlarged to elght pages. We
congratulate it on this fact, but when lt says
that " the amount of reading matter ls nearly
the same " as ia found in " the Windsor Jour
nal and slmilnr papors," and lnvltea its sub
Bcrlbersto "show the Ilerald to thelr nelgh
bors and toll them that they can get n $2 paper
for only 81.23," we aro obllged to enter our
protest. We have taken the trouble to measure
the reading matter In the Ilerald of last week
and The Watchman of the same date, and
find that the former is a hlgher-prlced paper at
S1.25 than tho lntter at $2, considerlng the
nmount of reading furnished, granting tho
quality to be the same. In addltlon to this,
we furnish the sixteen-page monthly, Good
Cheer, free to those who pay ln advance. In
tho nature of the case, it is lmposEible for any
man to fnrnish a S2 paper for $1.25.
It is amusing to notice how those papers
which deprecate booming any man for the
governorshlp usually closo thelr remonatrance
with a little boom of thelr own. The Windsor
Journal says; " In the meantime, lt is too
early for n successful boom of any klnd. The
discufslon of posslble nominees may afford
pleaaant amusement for booming editors, and
can produce no great harm. When the tlmn
comes the people wlll take the matter ln thelr
own bands, and nomlnate thelr own candidate,
and it would be no matter of surprise if their
choice for governor should fall upon the
present most excellent lieutenant-governor."
Judglng from such editoriala as thla, one would
think that the " dear people " were posseased
with an almost lrreslstlblo deslre to make Hon
S. E. Plngree governor, and that it would take
sharp political wire-pulllng to prevent them
from accompllshlng their purpose. It this la
the case, we should be glad to know it.
As the time draws near for the wlnter carnl-
val at Montreal, which occura from February
4th to the Oth, publlc Interest ia gettlng to be
aroused, nnd everything would seem to indl-
cate that a very large number wlll partlcipate
in the enjoyment of that occasion. The Cen
tral Vermont rallroad have issued some very
unlque and tasty bllls, announclng excurslon
ratea from the various polnta on thelr llne, and
a programme of the sports, which also gives
the price of roundtrlpticketa aa foUows: Essex
Junction to Bolton, Inclusivo, $2; Rldley's to
Northfield, Inclusive, $2.50; Roxbury toBraln
tree, Inclusive, $3; Randolph to Sharon, inclu
slve, $3.50; West Hartford to White River
Junction, Inclusive, $4. The progrararao of
sports la a very attractlve one, and, from per
Bonal experience, we can commend the trip aa
being thoroughly enjoyable. An excellent op-
portunity ia also afforded to vlsit Ottawa, as
the Canadian 1'aclfic rallroad will sell round
trip tickots from Montreal for $1.75. rarlla-
mont wlll be ln sesslon during the week, and
placea of publlc lntereat wlll be open to visltors,
A mdsical convention wlll be held in North'
field, at Concert hall, February 20, 21 and 22,
and the following soloista have been engaged
Mra. J. II. Mimma of St. Albans, Hoprano; Mlsa
Mary A. Phinney of Montpelier, alto; W. F.
Baker, Esq., of Northfield, tenor; Mr. M. D.
Fullerof Burlington, bass; assisted by Mrs,
Erl Spencer of Marshfield, soprano; C. II. Blg'
elow of Brookfield, tenor; II. B. Whittier of
Cabot, baritone; Mlsa Lilla M. RumrlU of
Northfield, pianlst. There wlll bo concerta
Thuraday nnd Frlday evenlngs, and a matlnee
Frlday afternoon. Senson ticketB, $1 each. A
plano wlll be furnished by Mr. G. W. Wilder
of Montpelier. The Central and Wells river
roads glve free retnrn checks. This convcn
tlon takes place at the closo of a successful se-
rlea of slnging-schools by Professor E. R.
Ober of Waterbury, and wlll be conducted by
hira. Tho convention of last year was suc
cessful and pleasant, and there is good nssur
nnce that thla one wlll be more bo. Free enter
talnment wlll be provided for all who apply In
advance to J. M. Hitt, J. L. Moseley or E.
L. Field of Northfield. Tbe orchestra which
has furnished music at the slDglng-echoola wlll
be present at the convention. There will be
no committee .of lnvitatlon this year, nnd a
general and cordlal lnvitatlon is extended to
all slngera and musicians ln this vlcinity to bo
present nnd partlcipate ln the exerclses of the
A mibsionahy meeting, under theauspicesof
the Central Baptist Assoclatlon, will be held at
the Baptist church In Montpelier, beginning ut
half-past one o'clock r. m. on Thuraday, Feb
ruary 7th, nnd closlng Saturday noon. Tho
programme la as follows: Tbureday, nt 1 :30 r
m., devotlonal exerclses; brlef nddress by Rev,
E. D. Mason, extending welcome and etating
theobjectot the meeting; sermon by Rev, J,
A. Pierco of West Randolph; paper, " Relatlon
of home mlssions to our natlonal welfare,'
Rev. E. D. Mason. At 7:00 r, m,, devotlonal
oxercises; a dlalogue by tho mlsslon band of
the Baptist church, descrlptlve of the conditlon
of the heathon in Turkoy, India, Greenland,
Ceylon, China, Africa and Japan, and the Indlana
of Dakota the membera of tho band to bo
dressod ln the costumca of tbe dlfferent natlon
alltlea which they reapectlvely represent; nd
dress by Rev, Dr. Mason of Boston, pre
sentlng the work and needa of tho Home
Mlsslonary Soclety, Frlday, nt 0:00 a. m
devotlonal exorclses; "Tho Publlcatlon So
clety," by Rev. Dr. Pollard of Boston; " The
woman'g work," by several speakcra, provided
byMra. Noble of St. Albans. Atl:30r. m,
devotlonal exerclses; "Relatlon of home nnd
forelgn mlssions to each other," by Rev. W. A
Worthlngton of Groton; " The great commla
sion blndlng upon the church to day," by Rev,
0. J, Taylor of East Bethel; "The great com
mlsslon cannot be carrled out without mlsslon
ary effort," by Rev. II. C. Robblns of Sharon
" Property a talent to be used In God's servlce
as much na nny other," by Rov. S. F. Dean of
Groton. At 7:00 r. M,, dlscusslon, "Can the
boathen bo saved without the gospel ?" opened
by Rev. J. M. Hall of Windsor; address by
Rev. Dr. McKenzle of Boston. Saturday, at
9:00 A. M,t "Thewoman's work ln forelgn
mlssions." At 10:30 a. m "Result of mls
slonary eilort upon a church ln Ita own com
munlty," by Rev. L. B. Steele of Vershire;
discussion, "Can any ono dlschargo thelr wholo
dnty to Chrlst without worklng for mlssions ?"
ipened by Deacon A. B. Cushman of West
Randolph ; closlng remarks by Dr. McKenzle.
Tho publlc are cordlally lnvltod. Entertaln-
ment wlll be provided. Mra. Gates of Boston,
ecretary ot tho Woman'a Mlsslonary Soclety,
wlll be prosent, and it la expected that she wlll
be accompanled byn returned lady mlaslonary.
T, J. Deavitt, Esq., of Montpelier has re
cently procured the following penslons: David
Barton, Montpelier, $4 a month and $885 ar-
rears; James Campbell, Montpelier, $2 a month
nnd $453 nrrears; Ilorace Trask, East Warren,
81a month and $1,000 nrrears; Cnlvln Holt,
Barre, $2 a month and $403 nrrears; Albert
French, Barre, nn Increase and $400 arrears;
James Thompson, Rutland, $2 a month and
$511 arrears; Ilenry II. McLoud, Calais, $4 a
month and $075 nrrears; Charlea E. Emory,
Washington, $2 a month and $440 arrears;
Francia II. Staplea, Williamstown, $4 n month
and $780 arrears; Benjamln F, Morse, East El
more, an Increase to $8 a month; Carloa II,
Rtch, Roxbury, an Increase from $2 to $4 a
month; Roger Hovey, Worcester, an Increase
from $6 to $8 n month; Albert N. Northrop,
Tunbridge, an increase from $8 to $12 a month ;
George E. Robbins, Tunbridge, $4 a month and
8150 arrears; Chester C. Hulet, Pawlet, $2 a
month and 8400 arrears; Wyman H, Allen,
Greensboro, $4 a month and $910 arrears;
Amnnda B. Heath, West Topsham, 88 a month
and $1,730 arrears.
Tiie Argus and Patriot ngaln has recourse to
the tricks of the Uluslonist to extricate itself
from an embarrassing posltlon. Recently, amld
a grand ilourlsh of wlnd lnstruments, it pro-
clalmed Itself the gnardian ot the republlcan
party of the state. It waved a well-hacked
sword of lath, used n great deal of lordly llngo
about "chiefs of rlngs" and sang Its own
pralaes for bravery ln fightlng my thical gorgonB
and dcliverlng the state from thelr tyranny,
Tiie Watciiman challenged its doughty con
temporary to come down out of the clouds and
furnish a blll of particnlars. Matters of fact,
not "hlfalutln," was what the publlc wanted.
After columns ot wrlggling, quibbling and eva-
slon, ot foolish talk about " good rlght hands "
and " malled gloves " and " powerful and tena
clous grips," to the suggestlon of Tiie Watch
man that it waa time to " put np or shut up,"
our contemporary showed the first gleam of
good sense it had displayed for weeks, and,
cbooslngthelatter alternatlve, made a virtne of
necesslty and incontinently "Bhutnp." Hav-
ing plugged up the"ring" attachment to Its
duplex organ, the Argus piped away with the
f ull force of ita bellows at taz-dodgers. The
Watchman had asked Its contemporary for
any informatlon it might have respecting judges
of the supreme court, either republlcan or
democratlc, who had made out and sworn to
false inventortes and had, in consequence, be-
come the subjects of legal proceedlngs. Now lt
there ia one thing more than another about
which our contemporary plumea itself, lt is
" publlshing the nows," " not a paper in Ver
mont even pretendlng to rival lt " ln this re
spect. But a ray of broad dayllght wbb let ln
upon thla deluslon when, on the morning of
May 2d, its subscribers scanned its columns
in vain for a report of the proceedlngs of the
board of clvll authority, held at tho court-
houso on the prevlous day. For this slip some-
thlng may have been good-natnredly ascrlbed
to a lack ot enterprlse, somethlng to a little
professional obtuseness ln ratlng the value
and Importance of newa ltema. The trans-
actlons nt the court-house may not have been
conaidered so worthy of belng embalmed as
the escapades of Tom, Diuk or Uarry, matters
which are usually served up with much eclat
and with a ruthlesa fnllnesa ot details, or its
energiea may have been exhausted ln " expos-
ing" an nlleged republlcan post-offlce malfeas-
ance of contomporanoous occurrence at High
gate. Circumstances, however, Beemed to in
dicate that the Argus and Patriot may have
had aome slnlstor motlves ln suppresslng an
account of the proceedinga before the board ot
civil authority. In ita reply to The Watchman,
the Argus uses up nearly a half of a column In
threshlng over some of ita old straw, and amld
the dln of Its empty flall caaually remarks that
lt never heard of the case which formed the
subject of TnE Watcilman's Inquirles. What
a confession for our great republlco-democratic
" newa " contemporary 1 And " what a whop-
perl" too, some of the Incredulous may add, ln
vlew of the fact that an event of this klnd was a
matter of great astonlshment and chagrln last
sprlng and waa the subject of much unllat
terlng comment throughout the state. Aa we
have said, the Argus waa making a specialty of
beinoug tax-dodging, and we nsked our nll-wiso
contemporary about certaln nlleged casea ot
dodglng by means of returnlng false lnven-
tories, People have a kind of respect
for the conslstency ot the cltlzen, olllclal or
prlvate, who refuses to mako out an lnventory
nnd manfully stands np and takea the conse-
quencea, but making a falso lnventory and
swearlng to lt Is a klnd ot tax-dodglng that In
nny one would not be so easlly condoned
and In a judge ot the supreme court such an
offenso would be grently nggravated, nnd Ita
onormity enbancod. It ls pleasing to know
that tldinga ot wrong-dolng bo rank have never
penetrated the Eden-llko preclncts of the ofllce
on North Maln stroot and sullted our contom
porary'a chlld-llke slmpllclty, It la enougl:
that Billings' wlckedness has been made known
to Its pure mlnd. No oasla ln tho desert ever
presented a spectacle of such refreshing green
ness aa this examplo of paradlslcal Innocence
shinlng out untarnlshed amld tho arld, moral
wastos of a naughty world, and lt should bo
sacredly guarded from the further lntruslon of
man a siniui aeeas, " rtever naa nny lnior
matlon of any such cases." No? Bllsaful le-
norauco alone could Insplre this eager potltlon
for the truth, " It our contomporary has, for
iieaven s saKe let ic uisciose as soon as pos
slble I" When The Watciiman cballenued
the Argus and Patriot to prove ita knowledge
oi nnegoa "rings" uy exposmg tnem nna meir
" chiefs," as we remarked on a former occa
sion. we nave our dual contemoorarv tho od-
portunlty of a'Jlfo-tlme to dlschnrge lta " duty
to repuDiicans. liy ita ignorance, lacs oi en
terprlse. or eervilltv. lt haa lost. In the twln
half ot lta character aa a democratlo organ ot
JackBonlan tndependonce and foarlessnesg,
what ought to have been worth a thousand
Bubscribors, by lts falluro to expose, wlth the
same energy It has displayed in the case ot a
nronosed renubllcan candidate for tbe gover
norshlp, the weakness or turpltudo whlchever
u may oe oi a aemocrauo uago. wo regrei
our contemporary lost opporiunny, us pro
lesseo ignorance may uo diibs, unieaa
" Time ahalt imfoltl wbat pllgbted ounulog hld
Wbo cover rult, at lut lliem barne dwldM,"
HoN, JosEfil Battell haa baon HnlTerlncr
from an attack of pneumonla.
MlIS. JULIA C. R. DORR of Rutland han n
poem In the February Atlanttc.
J. M. Haven of Rutland haa been conilned
to hls house by a crltlcal lllness.
SOPERINTENDENT GEOROB N. EAYRFof Rut.
land haa returned from n western trip.
Hon. Pakley Stahr of Brattleboro la alowlv
recovertng from hlg recent sovero lllnesa.
Hon. h. D. Eldhkdoe of Mlddlehnrv has
been in qulte poor healtb, but Is now recovorlng.
CONQRBflaMAN John W. Stewaut la the
Vermont member of the natlonal republlcan
Colonei, and Mna. J. J. Estey of Brattle
boro gavo a receptlon, the other nlght, in honor
of Speaker Martin and hia brlde. Five hun
dred wero lnvlted, nnd two hundred persona
nasembled, Among the guests were Rev, II.
F. III11, cbaplaln of the lionso of representa
tlvea, Guy C Noble of St. Albans, Secre
tary of State Nlchols, State Treasurer DuBols,
wlth ladles. and J. Q. Martin. Ea.. of Man
chester. Mra. Martin seems to have nad a very
nappy introancuon to urauieDoro society.
The ladles of Chrlst church wlll hold n socla-
blo on Thursday of next week at the Pavillon.
Tiie ladles' sewlng soclety of Bethanv church
wlll meet at Mrs.'D. G. Kemp's to-morrow
Tiie rogular monthly temnerance meetint;
wlll be held nt the Baptlat church next Sanday
evening, at aeven o'clock.
The Montpelier assoclatlon of Congrega
tional mlnlsters held a regular meeting at
uetnany cmpel yesterday.
A blkiohino party of slx couples. from
Chelsea, came to Montpelier last Saturday, and
took dlnner at the Pavillon.
The eoclal assomblv at the Pavillon. laBt Frl
day evening, wasa very pleasant affalr. About
thfrty couples were present.
TnK ladlea' sewlng soclety of Chrlst church
wlll meet this (Wednesday) afternoon, at two
o'clock, wlth Mrs. Henry Flfield.
TnE cholr of Trlnlty church haa recentlv re
ceived some addltlons, and haa passed into the
charge of W. II. Terrlll, aa chorister.
Tiik ladles of the Unitarian church will hold
thelr next sociable at the resldence of Mra. J.
A. Wlng thla afternoon and evening.
It U auite llkely that the servlces nt Bethanv
church will be held In the chapol agatn next
sunday, and possibiy lor some time to come.
TnE members of Washington county cram'
mar school have organized a lvceum. A roeu-
lar meeting wlll be held on Frlday evening of
Tiik sociable civen by the ladles of Chriat
church at the Pavillon last Wednesday even
ing was well attended, and netted about $40
to tne society.
A sfecial meeting of Kine Solomon Roval
Arch Cbapter. No. 7, will be held at Masonic
ball on Thursday evening, January 31, at
I. A. LATintoi' haa been selllne a Hmited
stock of books at auction, in the store next to
the Montpelier house. dnrlngthe past week. at-
tractlng a crowd, aa usual, and gainlng a llberal
One Heath of Bradford was arrested Satur
day, for lntoxication, brought before Justlce
Ulark on Monday, lound guilty, and, upon pay
Ing the usual fine and costs, permltted to de
part in peace.
A nuvATK class haa been organized to re
celve instructlon ln uerman pronunclatlon and
conversation, ln charge ot Hermann Jaucb, a
stndent ot English and teacber of drawing at
Tiiehe will be an ovster eupper at the resl
dence of Henry Wright, near Wright'a Mills.
Thursday evening. February 7th. A eood time
Is guaranteed. Come, everybody, and help
aiong a good cause.
Miss Helen M. Reynolds haa been at home
for the past fortnight, carlng for her mother,
wbo haa been very sick with lunc fever. Mra.
Reynolda la much better now, and on Saturday
her daughter returned to her medlcal studies in
New York clty.
Geokoe Almon, clerk ln the telepbone ex
change, ls rapidly gainlng a county-wide rep
utatlon as a muslcian. Reports ot entertaln
ment afforded by hlm to parties ln Calais and
Woodbury, by telephono, havo been received
during the past week. He dld it with hia little
Thk recently elected ofllcers of Helplng
Hand Lodge, Daughtera of Rebekab, were ln
stnlled by D. D. George L. Lane, at a meeting
held Frlday evening. The principal ofllcers
aro: N, G., T. R. Gordon; V. G., Mrs. Charlea
Guernsey; secretary, J. P. Donovan; treaaurer,
Mrs. II. M. Sowlea.
W. C. Harris, postmaster at Groton Pond,
who was at the Pavillon for soveral weeks
after the fire at Groton, received n serloua in
jury to bls foot, some time slnce, havlng lt
jamraed by a log. He ls now able to get about
tbe house and attend to clerlcal duties, but ia
llkely to remain n crlpple for some time.
Conductor Carl MoAllistkr has gone to
St. Albans, where he wlll probably remain for
the present. He bas made many warm friends
during hls stay at tbe Pavllion, and haa re
ceived much sympathy In hia aflllctlon. Wlth
hia departure, all wlsh him a speedy and entire
recovery of the use of the lnjured llmb.
Mn. Hadley's seventh plano recltal wlll
take place Frlday evening, February 8th, in
Seminary chapel. To inctease the fund for
the plpe organ, wblch the school ia trying to
ralse, an admlaslon fee of ten centa wlll be
charged. The Bum of $300 haa already been
subscrlbed, and lt la hoped the organ may be
eecured by another fall.
Tiie early traln from the south Frlday morn
ing dld not reach thla station untll nearly half
past aeven o'clock. It waa nearly on time at
the Junction, but the branch traln, In leavlng
that plnce, became stnlled in tbe buow on tho
Y, and the train bnnds were obllged to send to
tbia place for men to go and shovel lt out. Tlils
la the first time for several yenrs thatthls trnln
haa bad such an experience.
A si'fcial buslness meeting of the Young
Men's Christlan Assoclatlon wlll be beld in
thelr rooms on Frlday evening of this week, nt
which time a full attendance ia deslred, as lt
wlll be necessary to elect a recordlng secretary
in the place of Mr. D. C Thatcher, who haa
been compelled to reslgn on accouut ot slckness.
It ls expected that several new uames wlll be
proposed for admisslon to membershlp.
We have rocelved the following, signed
"Good Order": " Mr. Edltor k word about
club rooms. Havlng never been connected
with one, I cannot speak from experience; but
last Sundny, whlle pnsslng the Rlalto block,
I heard loud talk Ing, and nttempta nt ballad
slnglng and clog-dauclng ln the third story of
that bulldlng, nll ot which could be heard
from tbe street. I thought drlving through the
maln streets wlth a fnst horse and gong-llko
bells waa badenough; but well, that is all
for this time."
W. S. Geoiigk, for two years proprletorof the
Amerlcan house livery stable, has moved hia
property to Barre, where he wlll contlnue In
tho same buslness. 1). P. Young will raove
hls teams from the stablea In the rear ot the
Montpelier house to the Amerlcan house
stable, and Messrs. Irlsh & Sparrow expect to
move thelr livery stable stock to the stables
vacated by Mr. Young by Frlday of this week,
There 1b some talk ot using tbe Unlon house
barn fora sale stable, but no definlto nrrango
menta have yot been made.
Mr. Chaklkh M. Tiiomi'son ot this town
haa been elected an edltor of the Advocate
from the sophornore class of Harvard college,
The Advocate ls a bl-weokly paper, incllned to
a llterary character, whlle tho JMmpoon (lllus
trated) la bumorous. and tho Ilerald-Crimson,
n dally, devotes Itself to nows. The posltlon of
edltor is a very desirable one, nnd the electlon
Is based upon merlt, as shown ln artlclea ot
fored to the paper for publlcatlon, Tiih
Watchman extenda congratulationa upon thla
fittlng recognltlon ot Mr, Thompson's llterary
Whitmore & Clark'8 mlnstrels at Cap
ltal hall, Saturday evening, were greeted by a
large audience, and gavo one ot thelr char
acterUtlo entertainments. The lntroductlon
was especlally good, tho eolos by Wllllam
uumiuy du j. v. oiiron aeserving pnrttcuinr
notice. Mr. Huntley ehows, both In hls com
posltiuns nnd thelr rendering, muslcnl talent
vastlv aunerlor to that nsnallv fnnnd In onr-i,
an organfzatlon, and Mr. Mlron haa an excep
tlonally powerful basa voioo ot good quality and
perfectly wlthln control. The bass drummer U
evidentiy n soiolst.
Last Frldav. whlle ono nf tlm rnntml n.
glnea, wlth a large Bnow-plow, was engaged In
" wlnglng out" tbe Maln street crosslng on
the Barre track, a horse standlng near, owned
by nn East Montpelier party, became frlght
ened nnd started to run. The slelgh struck a
post in f ront of Henry Cobb's marble ehop and
tho horse was thrown upon hia side, breaklng
both thills nnd parta of tbe harness, bnt waa
provented from dolng further injury by the In
torforence of a number of men, who soon
reached the epot. The englne seemed notln the
Ieaat frlghtened by the transactlon.
We have taken Into " Cnmn " llin fn11nwln
ltem from Texas Sifttnrs for the benefit of the
genlal clerk at the Pavillon: " Please. slr,"
said the bell boy to a Texas hotel clerk, "num
ber forty says thero aln't no towel In hls
room." "Toll hlm to uso oneof the wlndow
cuttalna." " He eayB, too, there ain't no pll
lers." " T.-ll hlm to put hia coat and vest un
der hia head." " And he wanta a pltcher of
Wfttlii' " Knfffivltifv nn.. I 1 1V-A
worat klcker I ever struck In my llfe. Carry
him up the horse pall." " He wants to know
if he can have a llght." "IIere, confound
hlml Glve hlm thla lantern, and ask hlm if he
wnnts the earth, and if ho'll have it fried on
only one slde or turned over."
Thb lnvltatlons are out for the aixth annnal
ball of Company II, to be held at the Pavillon,
Tuesday evening, February 19. The occasion
promlses to be one of the most pleasant of
these anniversarles. Tho members of tbe
company have labored dlllgently to perfect the
arrnngements, and are deservlng of much
creuit. waiadeirs orcnestra, oi nigh reputa
tion as a muslcal organlzation, has been en
gaged for the occasion, and will glve one ot
thelr excellent concerta, on the evening of the
ball, nt seven o'clock. The progtamme for
this concert Is as follows:
1 Overture. " Der Frelsnhntz " WahAr.
2 Intermezzo, ' Bntterfly'8 Enjoyment " Qung'l.
3 Cornflt ftnln. AIptU nartmnnn.
Mr. A. F. Nevprs.
4 " rcmlnn Bhah l'fttroi " Olene.
5 Belectlon " Iolantbe " Hulllvan.
The grand march takes place at nlne o'clock.
juemuers oi tne company wlll appear ln lull
dress, and vlsltlng members from other com
panies are lnvlted to appear ln nntform. The
members of the company extend a general and
coidlal lnvitatlon to all to whom they have not
sent speciai cards ot lnvitatlon, na lt was Im
poaslble for them to remember all In that way.
The railroad8 wlll carry for half fareallattend
ing the ball. The sale of tickets, which begina
to-morrow, wlll be conducted by members.
Tickets for the concert wlll be sold separate
from the ball tickets, and all wbo cannot attend
the ball should avall themselves of this oppor
tunlty to hear bo fine an instrumental concert.
Tiie complimentary banquet, glven Saturday
evening by Hiram Atkins to E. PreecottHardy
and George M. Clark, and their aasoclates ot
the Whitmore & Clark minstrels, was a
repetltlon of slmllar pleasant meetlngs with
his friends which Mr. Atklna has brought
about in timea past. About forty persons, in
cluding tbe gentlemen of the mlnstrel tronpe,
ropresentatives of the Montpelier press, the
male employes of the Argus and Patriot
printing establishment, and a few lnvlted
guests, took aeata at the table, which extended
the entire length of the dlnlng-room. With
the exception of the posltlon of the host at the
head of the table, with Mr. Hardy and Mr.
Clark on either hand, the seating waa very in
formal, nnd tbe feast waa rendered all tbe
more enjoyable on this account. At each
plate was placed a tasty souvenir menu card.
The variety of edibles waa large and ot the
cholceat kind which the Pavillon could furnish,
and thoae present gave abundant evldence of
thelr appreclatlon of the quality of the viands.
After the repast, a few moments were enjoya
bly spent ln story-telllng and the cracking of
jokes and walnuts, the principal butt ot the
former being the genlal host, who most
adroitly parrled the blows and exhlbited much
sklll ln returnlng them. Three hearty cheera
were glven by the guests, npon the Buggestion
of Mr. Ilardy, for the Montpelier press. lnvl
tatlons extended by Mr. Atkins were followed
by many eipresslons of appreclatlon from all
present for bls kindness, among them being
the enthuslastlc remark of one gentleman to
the effect that it would glve hlm much pleas
ure to meet tha host " three tlmes a day under
slmllar circumstances," and after singing
" Auld Lang Syne," with an ardor destlned to
arouse every dormant being in the house, the
company dispersed. We take this occasion to
tender onr "most profound" to Mr. Atkins
for our share in the enjoyment ot the nffair.
In onr last issue we made mention of the
serlous lllness of our townsman, Mr. John
Gravelln. He died on Saturday evening, at the
age of fifty-slx years. Mr. Grave'.ln was the
oldeat truckman in Montpelier. After the cara
began runnlng to Montpelier, ln Jnne, 1849,
John, aa he waa called, waa aoon on hand with
a team, ready to do service for partiea wisblng
frelght moved between tbe depot and the busl
ness part of the town, and, ns a truckman, he
has done duty ever slnce. He was also the
owuer and drlver of the first team which plled
between the depot and the ofllce, then kept in
the south corner store, to move the frelght of
Cheney & Co.'s express. Jo9eph W. Howea was
the express agent and James II. Mead was bls
clerk, and George W. Herrick, C. A. Evans and
E. A. Bodwell were the messengers runnlng to
and from Boston. Retenlng to these events
of tbirty-five years ago, one can hardly resist
the Incllnatlon to lift the curtain, to get a
gllmpse of the changea which have taken place
slnce then. Mahlon Cottetill and Colonei Bont
well were the hotel keepers. Storrs & Lang
dons, Burbank & Langdon, Joseph W. Howes,
Bancroft & Holmes, Ellis, Wilder & Co., Zenas
Wood, Eraatus Hubbard, Keith & Barker,
Loomis & Keith, and Lyman & Klnc, and per
haps others, were the merchants; E. P. Wal
ton, Charlea G. Eastman, and D. P. Thompson
wero tbe edltora and publlshers; Adama,
Spaldlng, and Burnham were the physlclans;
and Samuol Prentiss, Wllllam Upham, Luclus
B, Peclc, T. and II II. Reed, Oramel II. Smlth,
Azel Spaldlng, Ferrand F. Merrill, Heaton &
Kced, and Cliarles W. Prentiss were the law
yera. Nearly all these names, wlth a com
munlty of others, wlll be found, engraved in
marble, In Green Mount cemetery. Merchants,
bankers, lawyers, physlclans, businesa men
and preachtr.', all are tbere. Of Mr. Gravelln,
lt may be further said that he was n good cltl
zen. From the nature of hls Inislness, he bnd a
familiar acqunlntance wlth our buslness men.
Nnturally of modest and urbane demennor, be
served all who employed him falthfully and
cheerfully. He managed to glve good care to
a large famlly of chlldren, and alwnys found
time toshow hls Interest ln publlc affnlrs by
cnstlng hia voto for the men and measures of
bls cholco. He waa a patriot, and when, in
1801, trenson sought to usurp authority In the
countryand secure the dlsmemberment of the
natlon, he enllsted in the army as a member of
company E, second Vermont voluntecrs, and
ehared the fortunes, prlvatlona and vicissitudes
of a soldier llfe, ln order tn malntaln the honor
and supremacy ot the old llag.
Likutenant II. S. Fobtkh, U. S. A., well
known ln this vlcinity, who haa been in tho
West for aome years, and who ls spending a
few weeks with friends nnd relatives In Calais,
made The Watchman a pleasant call on Mon
day ...Captalna R. J Coileyof Windsor and
II. C. Lull were eleoted delegatea from Post
Brooks to the annnal encampment at Benning
ton, to-day and to-morrow. . . . Mr. and Mrs. E.
F. Klmball returned on Monday from thelr
trip to Florlda. Both are much improvod in
benlth....Mlsa Annette Upham started last
week for Florlda, whore she will stop the
remalnder of the wlnter.. ..We uoderstand
that Dr. Percy Templeton ls soon to remove
bls resldence to East Craftsbury, and enter
into prxctice ln that place... .Lieutenant-governor
Plngree waa ln town Frlday. ...George
W. Rlpley was elected last week n delegate to
tbe Amerlcan Spiritualist Asoclatlon Mrs.
C. E. Huntington ls rapidly recovering from
her recent serlous lllness. She is now able to
KP-Diamond Dyes wlll color anything any
colur, and never fall. The easleat and best
way to economlze. Ten cents at all drugglsta.
Wells, Rlchardson & Co., Burlington, Vt. Sam
ple card, thirty-two colors, and book of dlrec
tlons, for two-cent etamp.