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BY W. W. PRESCOTT.
MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 1884.
4034. NO. 17.
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WEDNESDAY, FEI3UUAUY 0, 1881
Institute meetlngs of tho Vermont Board
of Agtlcultuto wlll bo held at Stowe, February
12 nnd 13.
Thb membors of tho Rutland county bar aro
dlstaibod bocauao tlie namo of II. W. Love
appears In tho dlteotory ln the Hst of lawyors,
nd wlah to know wliy thls ln thus.
Thb Amerlcan Express Company now Issuoa
money orders as hlgh aa flfty dollars. Tlicso
are m ade payable at any one of more than slz
thon sand five handred placea in the Unlted
States and Canada, whlch the remltter may
Tiie jolnt commlsslon on boundarlos of the
Troy and Veimont Methodlst conferencea wlll
meot Aprll 2d. The Vermont membera proposo
Burlington aa the placo of meetlng but wlll
go to Rutland lf lt la preferred by tho Troy
One of the raost strlklng lllustratlona of the
qnlck returna aomotlmea raade by advertlslng
la related by the New Ilaven News. Mr. G. D.
II. Ilubbard advertlaed ln tba papor for a good,
Bteady boy, and in two daya Ura. Ilubbard
presented her llege lord wlth a young son and
helr. It paya to advertiao.
Tiie Fitz-John Porter blll passed tho liouse
by a rote of ono hundred and elghty-four
to seventy-elght, Vermont'a ropreaentatlvea
Messra. I'oland and Stewart votlng ln tbeaf
firmatlve. When Judge Poland voted ho waa
groeted wlth a ronnd of applauae from the
democrattc alde of the houso.
Company I, aecond rcglment, of Vermont vol
nntoera, formerly commanded by Colonel F.
V. Randall, wlll hold a reunton in thla place
ono week from to-morrow nlght. They wlll
have a camp-flre, and thls wlll probably bo fol
lowed by a banquet for the membera of tho
company and invited guesta.
A movement la on foot to organlze a Vor
mont amateur preaa aaaociatlon. Thero ia a
good field in tbe atate for auchan organlzation,
and ita memberahip would belargeif allshould
joinlt who would properly come under thls
clasalflcatlon, although the preaent associatlon
mlght sufler somo aa the result.
Tiie Brattleboro correapondont of the Sprlng
field Hepubllcan, who aff ecta to know all about
etato politlca ln general, and tbe next gover-
norahlp ln partlcular, apeaka of the candldacy
of "Stato Treaaurer Nlchols." If thla dis
dnguiahed correspondentknows as much about
the politlca of the atate as he evldently does
about the preaent incumbents of state ofllces,
he must bo a perfect mine of lnteresting lnfor
matlon. It 1s now plaln that it haa been over flfty
thouaand years slnce the creatlon, and not bIz
tbouaand, aa some, who are slmple enough to
belleve, would have ua thlnk. Tbere can be no
doubt about t thls time, as Dr. Eirl Fllnt has
dlscovered somo footprints ln a quarry in Nlc-
aragna whlch he aayawere made at least flfty
thousand years ago. IIow perfectly convinC'
ing is this atatement. Lot all unbellevers now
hlde their heads for very shame. The matter is
IIon. L. F. Poland haa introduced a blll ln
the liouse dlrecting the aecretary of war to
amend the war record of Ilarrleon Dewey, late
aecond lleutenant of Company E. Second Regi
ment, Vermont Volunteera, ao aa to grant him an
honorable discharge. Also to correct the record
of Frank Greenwood, late a prlyate in Com
pany II. Thlrd Reglment of Vermont Volun-
teera, by removing the entry of deaertlon and
entering that sald Greenwood was honorably
We roferred last week to the fact that the
present state superlntendent of educatlon was
belng "montioned" for the governorshlp, and
now a Sprlngfield correapondent says: " Justua
Dartt, btate Buperlntendent of education, ia
mentioned in aome quarters as a poaaible can
didate for the governorshlp. If he wlll con-
Eent to have hla namo uaed, few raen within
our borders would ao fittlngly fill that positlon,
and no man can so f ully command the respect
and aupport of the large class of our cltizens in
thla atate who now follow agricultural pur
Some one. who haa evldently had cxperlence
ln such matters, givea the following as an ideal
plumber's blll: Fizing up Smlth's busted
pipes, to wlt: Gotng toseo the job, $1; comlng
back for toola and help, $2; flnding the leak,
81.50; sending for more help, 81.25; gotng back
for solder forgotten, Sl GO; brlnging the solder,
Sl; burned my finger, 82; loat my tobacco, flfty
cents; getting to work, 83; gettlng myasslst
ants to work, 82 50; flxlng the plpe, twenty
flve centa; golng home, 82.60; tlme, solder,
woar and tear on tools, overalls and other
clothlng, 85; total, 823.50.
"Wibb men make proverbs and fools repeat
them." The Manchester Journal and tbe ifes
senger, dozing in their chlmney corners, wake
np long enough to remlnd their brethren, wlth
a Bunsbyan alr, that they should " catch their
rabblt before maklng a rabbit stow." This ia
supposed to have nome reference to etato poll
tica. O'tr wlse contemporarles seem to be
laborlng under a two-fold difllculty, alothful
ness and want of confidence ln their ability to
dlstinguish a rabblt from a less savory animal
and so prefer to auck their thnmba or Hvo on
" broken vlctuala," rather than braceup and
venture out on the trail for material for a more
Cwcumstances connected with the recent
disappearnnce of one Ilermann Krauaer, aGer
man reaident of Grand Isle, indlcate that he
has been tho vlctim of foul play. Something
over a week ago he waa vlsited by Oscar Von
Blumendale, a fellow-countryman from St. Al
bans, wh(4 ou hla return to that place, induced
Krauaer to come across tbe lake with hlm
They came as far as Lapham'a bay, glnce whlch
time nothlng had been eoon or heard of Krau
ser. Tholatter had about elght dollars on bt
person, and after the two had been away aome
time, Von Blumendale returned and procured
an axe, a rope, a large stono and a hand-Bled,
A handkercblef belonglng to hlm was found
covered with blood, andho waa afterwards Been
wlth aome of Krauaer'B clothlng on.
Canpidates for tho govornorshlp are gettlng
to be about as plenty on the east alde of the
atate aa colonols, and almost overy editorlal
column has a boom for somo one lurklng among
ita paragrapha on various harmlesa Bubjecta
Tho Danville North Star seems equal to the
emorgency, and says: "Aa IIon. Fredorlck
Bllllnga has poaitlvely decllned to be a candl
dato for the governorshlp, lt Is well to be look
Ing over the Hst of other promlnent men for the
ofllce. Who would boar the honor in a more
dlgnlfled nnd beflttlng manner than Goneral
W. W. Grout? Hla record as a publlc man la
abovo reproach. Evon hla bltterest enomlea
quostlon not hls ablllty. He has fllled overy
oflklal poattlon to whlch the peoplo havo soon
bost to olect hlm in a manner crodltable to hls
constituonts. Wo havo no peraonal foellng ln
the matter, bnt knowlng that hla ropubllcan
prlnclplos aro strong, ardont nnd spontanoous,
temperod by a deep reverenco for the perma-
nont good of tho state and natlon, havlng n
profound regard for the well-belng of hls fel-
low-men, we beliove the dutles of govornor of
the state would be discharged by Mr. Grout
wlth tho same dlstingulshed ablllty whlch haa
marked all hla publlc llte." Where la tho
" A new klnd of rallroad tlcket," aaya the
Elevated llallway Heportcr, " la comlng to tho
f ront. It is best explained by taking tho Grand
Trunk aa an ezample. That road prlnts a book
of tlcketa, contalnlng one thousand or flve hun
dred or ono hundred or flfty tlckota on a page,
each tlcket good for one mlle. Theso little
tlcketa are amallerthanpoatage atampB, twenty
on a ahoot, and porforated. You can buy two,
twenty or a thousand of them, at a flzed rate,
and tho company on lts part is bound to accept
one of them for every mile you travel. You
wlll not be requlred to tell tho tlcket seller
where you want to go; you wlll say, give me
ono hundred mllea or twenty mlles or one thou
sand mlles, and get on board, and glve tbe
conductor enough of the littlo squarea to carry
you to your destlnatlon. Thero wlll be no such
thlng as lay-over tlcketa or trouble of gettlng
tlckota exchanged or loss on through tlcketa
nnt uaed theso little tlckota wlll be aa good as
money, and alwaya current. The road on ita
part wlll be fuly protected from tcalpera and
thellko. The new aystem haa recelved the
endorsement of the better class of passengers,
agents nnd travelers, and has boen adopted on
several of the wostern roads."
Tiie convention of the Woman'a Christlan
Temperanco Union of Washington county, hold
ln the Methodlst church at Marshfield January
30 and 31, waa very enthuslaatic and success-
ful. Mrs. E. G. Greone, presldent of tho Ver
mont Woman's Christlan Temporance Unlon,
addressed a large audlence on the evenlng of
January 30, upon tho " New School Law,"
laylng upon tho consciences of tho poople the
matter of their responslbillty ln thls directlon.
Papers wero presented during tbe following
day upon the dlff oront departmentB of work of
the Woman's Chrlsttan Temperance Union,
whlch wero very well recelved by a large au
dienco. We would not forget to mentlon the
unusually flne address of welcome whlch was
glven by Rev. C. II. Farnswortb, who dwelt in
a pleasing manner upan the reasona for wcl
comlng the ladies wbich were contained ln the
four word8 comprlalng their title, " Woman's
Christlan Temperance Union." Thla waa hap
plly responded to by Mrs. Kev. II. A. Russell
of Cabot, who sald " we have come to spend
the day, and havo taken our work wlth us."
The evenlng aeasion waa taken up with a
paper by Mrs. B. P. Elmer, vlce-presldent for
Washington county, and a "talk" by Mrs
Greene upon tho diHerent methods of lnterest
ing the chlldren, and teachlng tbem temper
anco. Iiecltatlons, songs and duets were flnely
rendered during the convention. We wlsh to
speak partlcularly of the flne muslc whlch was
so wllllngly-f urnished by the peoplo of Marsh'
Tiie supremo court at Rutland rendered a
declsion in the habeas corpus case of Barney
Barker and dlsmissed tbe excoptions, without
hearlng the case on Ita merits, on the ground
tnat lt waa a state cause in wblch no excop
tions wlll lie In favor of the state from the do
cislon of the county court, although the excop
tions ln the case were taken in tho name of
Mead, the constable. Thls declsion overrules
the case ln re Jesse Cooper, reported ln the
thirty-second volume of the Vermont Reports
The case involved the Important legal ques-
tion, whether a common Informer can proaC'
cute beforo a justlce of the peace for vlolatlona
of the llquor law, and aroao under tbese clr
cumstances: II. W. Love of Rutland made
complalnt, as a common Informer, before Justlce
Caln agalnst Barney Barker for illegally selllng
llquor. Barker was brought before the justlce
and bailed, and then surrendered by his ball
into the custody of Constable Mead. Barker
then procured a habeas corpus writ from the
county court, upon whlch it waa decided by
Judge Veazey that vlolatlona of the llquor law
conld only be prosecuted by indictment or in
formation by state'a attorneya, or by complalnt
by Btato'a attorneya or grand jurora, and not
by common informera, as permittedby statute.
and that thoretore Juatico Cain'a warrant, be-
cauae issued upon complalnt of a common ln
former, was void, and Barker was discharged
Exceptions were taken to the supreme court,
whlch that conrt has now dlsmissed. Judge
Ouu worthy nelghbors, the Argus, the Her-
ald and News and the Barre Enterprise, have
been very solicitous about the clrculatlon of
The Watciiman recently, and with marked
dislntercstednesa have glven us much good ad
vice about bolatering up our decllning Hst. We
are much obllged to our eateemed contempor.
aries for their kindness, but we have dlscovered
a better plan than either of them has eug
gested, whlch is working to our Batisfactlon,
and we hope Tiik Watciiman wlll for many
years enjoy the same klnd of a decline with
whlch it has been affected. The Argus, how
ever, claims to have the bottom facts about th
matter, and last week repeated lts recent fabrl
cation that thls psper's " present clrculatlon is
but 2,800 and a fraction, and that under Ita
present management Ita clrculatlon haa de-
creaaed twenty per cent." " Those aro facts,1
lt says, "whlch our esteemed contemporary
cannot Buccossfully contradlct." Theso alleged
"facts" are elmply falsehoods, and It the
Argus knowa anythtng about the matter, lt
knows that they are falsehoods. The repetl
tlon'of theso mls-statements remlnds us of aome
" facts " of the Barae character whlch tho
Argus made publlc when It sald that ita clrcu
latlon was " over seven thouaand," In spite
of thla assuranco, we should be surprised to
know that the total clrculatlon of the Barre
Enterprise Is aa much aa the dl florence be-
tween the nctual clrculatlon of the Argut and
"over Beven thousand." "Theso aro facts
whlch our esteemed contemporary cannot suo-
If ablllty wore reckonod by tho acre, tho A
gus anil Patriot's " dlscusBlon " of the corpora'
tlon tax law last week mlght be called " very
able." Our voluminoua contemporary spread
iteolf over more than two of Ita very long col
umns, presumably in an effort to show, for tho
hundrcdth tlme more or less, that the Vermont
law is a " fallure" or wlll be " overthrown;
presumably, we Bay, for llfe Ia too sliort and
tlme too precloua to equander on dlsqulsttlons
of such unreasonablo length. Wo havo heard,
nfter dillgent inquiry, of no one who haa
plodded through the formldable productlon,
who could glvo us tho plth of tho wholo mat
tor. Indocd, lt lt had boen a post house llaunt
ing the danger slgnal, lt would aeem that lt
could hardly havo been moro scrupuloualy
avolded. Our contemporary should, while it
improving nnd enlarglng Ita equipment,
lnvest In a hay proas and equeczo ita odltorlala
Into balea for tho convonlence of lts contem
porarles, or feed them out ln forkfuls ao that
poople of unllmlted lolsuro, and who have a
stomach for such pabulnra, can tako them in
ln sectlons. Aa a matter of courtesy wo havo
glven our contemporary's editorlal pralrle a
cursory Burvey and should say, from a run
nlng lnspoctlon, that it was lntendcd to bo
the receptaclo of tho last sad remnnnts of tho
domollshed Watciiman. Wo catch here and
thero lurid charges of " untruthfulnesa,"
outrageoua mendaclty," etc, glaring famll-
larly along the furrowa. Tho major partof
tho surface Beoma to be overgrown wlth the
rank weeda of blackguardlsm ; an ambltlous
descriptlon " of tho San Mateo caee makes
up in prollxlty what lt losea In preatlge by fol
lowing two weeka behind TnE Watciiman,
nnd llke Jamea tho second whom lt recently
and loarnedly quoted for the beneflt of a con
temporary, lt reafllrma wlth sodden obstinacy
lts timo-worn and exploded objectlons to tbe
rovenue law. Aa to " reasons," wlth great
preclslon and follctty Bassanlo would say our
oateomed contemporary's " reasonB are aa two
gralnaof wheatbtd In two buahola of chafl;
you shall seek all day ere you find them; and,
wben you havo them, they aro not worth the
Boarch." But the mountatn has labored and
brought forth a more "rldlculus mus"than
lts travall ln the case of a dlstingulshed citlzen
as It ls " prepared to prove " of New York,
for non-conformity to the laws and customs of
Vermont. The San Mateo caso turns out to
be no case at all and "wlll never be decided."
IIon. II. G. Root of Bennington wlll start
for Florlda in a few daya.
PniN. CiiAMBKitLiN, Esq., of Bradford, has
gone on a trlp to Minnesota.
IIon. E. J. Piieu'S has been qulto 111 at New
Ilaven, but is now convalescent.
IIon. Fkedkkick Billinos, wife and daugh
ter, returnod from Now York to their home in
Woodstock last week.
Don J. WniTTEMortE, formerly of Milton,
has been elected presldent of the natlonal so-
ciety of clvil englneers.
Guv C. Nodle, Esq., ls mentioned os a pos-
siblo senator from Franklin county, and A. F,
Walker, Esq., as representatlve from Rutland.
Judge Vbazey of Rutland has accepted the
lnvitation of Ethan Allen poat, Grand Army of
the Republlc, of Vergennes, to deliver the DeC'
oratlon day address, May 30.
J. M. IIaven of Rutland, the ex-treasurer of
the Rutland rallroad, is in a critical condltlon,
growing out of injurlca to hls leg when thrown
from a horse, laat fall, and fears aro expressed
that he may not recover.
IIon. E. S. Dana of New Ilaven, who has
boen soverely 111 for the past tbreo montha, Is
much better, but fears are entertained that it
may be many montha before ho entirely re-
covers hls usual good health.
IIon. C. W. Kino of Lunenburg has become
interested in the new organlzation of the
Brown lumber company of Whlteileld, N. II,
nnd ls to be the general manager of the com
pany's business and flnances.
Dn. C. F. Bkancii of Coventry, who waa a
major ln the Nlnth Vermont Reglment, has
boen invited by IIon. G. G. Benodict of Bur
lington to write up tho milltary hlstory of that
reglment, to be used ln "Vermont ln ihe Re-
0. M. Tinkiiam of North Pomfret nnd Asa
Livlngston of St. Johnsbury are the delegatea
appolnted by Govornor Barstow to represent
Vermont at the fourth natlonal convention of
tho Amerlcan Agricultural Associatlon, held ln
New York to-day and to-morrow.
Edward T. SiiiTn, for nearly ten yeara past
a trusted and faltuful ofllcor of the Merchants
natlonal bank, Burlington, and at present lts
asaistant cashler, leavestbatinstltution the last
of next month, to become cashler of the Clem
ent natlonal bank and treasurer of the state
trust company at Rutland.
Goveiinoi! Bahstow has nomlnated to the
presldent, for commlssionera for Vermont to
the New Orloana world's fair, Mr. Joel II,
Gates of Burlington and IIon. Ilenry G. Root
of Bennington. For the representatives and
organlzers of the department of women's work
for Vermont, he has named Mrs. John Gregory
Smlth of St. Albans nnd Mrs. Edward W. Peck
Seiivicks nt Bethany wlll be held in
church next Sunday.
Koiitv excurslon tlckets for Montreal were
sold at thla tstatlon up to yesterday noon.
The ladies' ralsalonary aoclety of Bethany
cnurcn wui meoc wiiu jurs. a. j. iiowo to-mor
Rev. II. A. Si'ENCEii will glve hls lecture on
jonn wesiey ana nis llmes" nt rnnlty VOS'
try tms (weanesaay) evenlng.
Tiie ladies' Bewlne aoclotv of Chrlst church
wlll meet thls (Wednesday) afternoon, at two
o ciock, wnn urs. unaries uowey.
AimANOEMKNTB have been made bv whlch
tho Randolph and Brookfield telephone lines
are run in conneciion witn tne Montpene:
Rev. Dit. E. W. Pabkek, n native Ver
monter, but for twenty-flve years a mlsslonary
in inuia, anaaoon to return, wiupreacn at i rin
ity cnurcn next sunaay morning,
A heciulah communlcatlon of Aurora lodge.
No. 22, F. & A. M will be held at Masonlc
hall on Monday ovonlng, iebruary 11, at seven
o ciocK. worK tnira aegree.
We are lndebtod to II. M. Sulllvan, well
known In this viclnltv. foracortv of the Ilamil
ton (Bermuda) New Jira, contalnlng an artlcle
on " Bermuda as a winter resort.
Tiie ladies of Chrlst church wlll hold a socl
able at the I'avillon, Friday evenlng of this
wook. instead ol Tiiursday, aa Btated last week,
uancing irom naii-past seven to eieven.
The seventh recital bv the nunila of Mr. A
A. Iladley, will be glven ln the aemlnary
cnapei on f riday evenlng. oiisb l'xiitu Adama,
as soprano, wlll nssiat on that occasion
L. W, Witi.cu has moved Into his quarters in
the new block eastof the"arch" and thestore
In that block whlch ls to be occupled by A
Farwell Is rapldly approaching complotlon.
AitTiiun, son of Thomas L. Casavalnt, is re
ported to be In tho employ of Kd. Demerltt at
the liotol at Essex Junctlon. He ran away
from home somo tlme slnco, and hls pareuta
nave neara nounng irom nim.
Peiioy L, Tkmi'leton, M. D., leavea Mont
pelier thla week for Craitsbury, to contlnue tho
iiractice oi medicine in tuai locamy. wr,
Temnleton recelved hls dlnloina from a medl
cal coliege ln New York city, and ls one of the
moat promlslng of our younger physlclana.
Wo beeneak for hlm abundant succeas In hls
Fiie celobrated " Abraham." owned by
Meftsrs. Lowe and Brlgham, arrlved in Mont
pelier on Friday last. and Is now ln D. W. Dud-
ov a atable. Ho ls a beantlfnl animal. and
Ia much udmlred by hls numerous hlsltors.
The Barre aoclal at the I'avillon laat even
lng waa well attonded nnd very onjoyable.
Quite a nnmber of invited guests from thls
town wero present. Tho muslc by the Iloward
Opera liouse orchestra was hlghly satlsfactory
Medad WniaiiT returned Saturdav from a
trip to Boston, where he had been visltlng hls
daughter. During hls absenee, ho went to
liulncy, where he BOld lour ot hls colobrated
pollshlng machlnea, In addltlon to the twenty
four already in use ln that place.
The sociable at Josenh A. Wine's resldence
last Wednesday evenlng was a very pleasant
auair, and nettod n nandsome sum to tne so
clety, Tho spacloua hall ln the upper part of
the house waa oponed for dancing, and good
mualc was furnlsned. A large numbor were
Tiikiie waa a larco amount of talk and aome
bettlng on Saturday laat, over a proposed race
Detween a norse owned uy trea siwoy oi tJisx.
Montpelier nnd Ilenry Albin. Tho race was
to tako placo on tho lco on Winooski rlver, but
for some unknown reason lt waa indeflnitely
The atudenta ot Goddaid semlnary. to the
number of forty, had a slelgh-rlde to Mont
pelier on Saturday last. They spent somo time
riding aoout our Btreeta and tnen went to tne
i'avillon ior supper. llie evenlng was passed
ln merry-making, and at nlne o'clock they
startod for Barre.
Tiikiie ls a verv nleasant and enuallv unos-
tenlatlous muslcal organlzation in thls vlllago.
lt ia an mstrumenini quartette composed oi
Messra. W. II. Cochrane. vlolln. R. II. Newton.
cornet, George W. Wilder, fluto, nnd George
II. Wilder, plano. Kegular rehearsala are held
The recular monthlr tomnerance meetlne.
held in the Baptlst church last Sunday evenlng,
was nrosided over uy u. u. raiea. Aiterslne-
ing by the choir, Mr. Falea read passages of
Scripture and made a few remarks. Brief re-
marks were also made by Rev. Mr. Mason,
Rev. Mr. Wright, Rev. Mr. Miller. J. D. Clark.
1. J. iveogan, j u. wing, 11. u. l.ull, ueacon
Andrews and Allred uinrk.
TnE Bantist church had a narrow escane
from destruction by flro last Saturday evenlng.
As George Wbitney, the sexton, waa leavlng
the veatrv at about half-nast fivo o'clock. after
tending to the furnace flres, he hoard a strango
nolso and returned to ascertain lts cause. lle
found that one of the ftre-pota had burat, let-
tlng tne uve coaia out upon tno noor. witn
Hvelv work and much nrosonce of mlnd. Mr.
Whitney succeeded in scraplng up the coal and
turowing it into tne otner iurnace ueiore mucn
damage was done.
UuooKs 1'ost, u. A. lt., wui nold a camiv
flre and basket plcnlc ln the vostry of the
church of the Messiah to-morrow evenlng, at
seven o clock. ilev. u. u. aumn ot Plymouth
N. II., will deliver his famous lecture on
" Southern Unionlsts In the War." Mr. Shlnn
was a boutherner, but served ln tho Union
army, and is an lnteresting speaker. Tbe auc
tlon salo of baskets, remarks by comrades and
slnglng by the glee-club, are among the other
attractions oi tne evening. a cordiai mvlta'
tlon ls extended to all.
At the last regular meetlng of Good Tem'
Dlars the following ofllcers were Installed
Worthy chlef templar, John G. Wing; worthy
vice tempiar, oirs. . recK; wortny eecre
tarv. Harry L. Dow; wortby asslstant secre'
tary, Gertie Alexandor; worthy financial sec-
retary, jn. v. 1'cck; wortny treasurer, t. J
Keegan; wortny marsnai, franx K. jones
wortby deputy marshal, Sadie Sherldan
worthy chaplaln, R. R. Bunnell: worthv lnslde
guard, florence i'ock; wortny outside guard.
fred aiues; wortny ieit-nand sunnorter. Mrs,
Orrln Daley; worthy rlght-hand supporter, Ida
On Monday of last week. Shoriff John L.
Tuttlo was Bummoned to Cabot to look after a
team belonglng to Leander Walbridge. which
was stolon from the shed of the Methodlst
meeting-house on tho Saturday evening nrevl
ous. No clue could be obtained concerning the
whereabouts of tho tblef. but the poople were
anxlous tnat Alr. ruttlosnould aetout insearcb
of hlm. and he did so, golng by team to Lvn'
donville. There he took tho traln and went to
Barton, and snent two dava In smrclilnf
through Lamoille, Orleans and Essex counties.
He roturned on Thursday, havlng found no
trace oi tne ronoer.
A cebtain worthy member of the Mont;
peller legal fraternlty was badly " sold
yesterday. lle spent conslderablo time in seek
ing out his brethren of the law in order to
notlfy them ot the demlae of George M. Klek,
Esq., of Northfield and to summon them to go
down on the noon traln to attend the f uneral
ceremonlea. Hls enthuslasm waa the aubject
of some comment. Those who wero aware of
tha truth exhlblted a becomlng sllenco but, in
some way or other, he was informed of the
lact tnat tne deatn ot n urotnerol ueorge U.
Fiske was the orlgln of hia mlstnke and ho waa
last seen hnstening to and fro to countermand
hls former notice.
Tiie mlsslonary meetlng of the Vermont
Central Baptlst Associatlon la to be held in thls
place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday of thls
week, commenclug Thursday afternoon. The
programme consists largely of addresses and
papers upon different branches of mlsslonary
work. An entertainlng feature of Thursday
evenlng's programme will be n dlaloguo by the
miBsIon band ot the Baptlst church, descrip
tive of the condltlon of the heathen ln Turkey,
Indla, Greenland, Ceylon, China, Afrlca and
Japan, and the Iudians ot D.ikota. The mem
bera of the band wlll be dressed ln the costumes
of tbe different nationalitlea wblch they re
spectlvely represent. The ineetlngvill be open
to all, and a cordiai lnvitation ls extended.
Monsieub "PrtOFEsson" Leon Flokestan,
wbo reclted to a seloct audlencoat the I'avillon
n whlle ago, has come to grief In Boston where
he was arrestod last Saturday and locked up
on the charge of forgery. The report says that
" he protested in all the English and French at
his command agalnst the ' outrage,' but was
flnally persuaded to go to the ofllce of Chlef In
spoctor Ilam. Ofllcer Murdough was telephoned
for, but could not call for his man before six
o'clock, and during tbe hour and a half that
the ' professor ' was walting, he was ln a state
of intense oxcltement, protesting and declaring
that his arrest waa tho outcome of a black
malllng scheme gotten up by some fast women
to got money from hlm." Those who remem
ber the " Professor" caneaslly Imagine bow he
appoared when " in a state of Intense oxclte
ment." M. W. ScimiNKit has been In Boston a few
daya on business.... Mr. and Mrs. L. Bart
Croas vlsited frlends In Boston and tbelr dangh
ter at Bradford academy, last week, .. .Mrs. D.
A. Slack has closed her dress-maklngshop over
the store of L. P. Gleason & Co, for a few
weeks, ...F. I. Pitkln, A. M.Cheney nnd Frank
Owler are among the visitors from Montpelier
to the Montreal carnlval thls week. . , . Mlss San
born of Burlington is visltlng at Dr. C. M.
Chandler's....Mrs. C. M. Cushman has been
Hufforlng from a dlphtberetlo sore-tliroat, but
ls somewhat better, , ..J, II. Burpee Is travel
lng in the West for the Montpelier carrlage
company. He wlll be absent until the first ot
Aprll. . . . James P, Scovllle was elected record
ing secretary of the Young Meu's Christlan As
sociatlon at the meoting held Friday evening
last. . . .11. C. Gleason ot Jonesville, postal clerk
ot the St. Albans and Boston route, was ln
town Saturday. . , . IIon. Torrey E. Wales was
ln town on. Friday and Saturday laat. . , ,T. R.
Gordon and 0. K Canstlo are ln Rutland, in
attondance upon tho meetlng ot the grand
lodge ot the lndependent Order ot Odd Fellows
In that place. ... Mrs. II. A. Cleveland, Mlss
Ilattlo Lane, Ilenry A. Cobb, nnd A. A. Ilad
ley are among those who went to Montreal
from thla place Monday afternoon,.... Mlss
Kmlly Eatou returned to her studlea at Can
ton, N. Y on Monday. . . . Willlam A. Lord Is
no longer ln tho law ofllce ot tho Messrs.
Wing,,,, Nye Smlth, formerly local edltor of
the Swanton Sentry. la now employed ln tho
job departmont of the Argus and 1'alriot.,,.
Mlsa Mary Phtnney wlll come to Northfield to
slng ln a muatcal convention to be hold In that
place February 20, 21, and 33.... Edward K.
Blakely has socured a jwsltlou as clerk ln the
Montpelier Savlogs Bank.,,, Mlss Mamle
Trombleo Is clerking In tho store of Georgo E.
Taplln....I. W. Cate, tenor, Maud Rumsoy,
soprano, Mary L. Freeman, alto, and Freo
Carr, baaa, constltute the Washington county
grammar school quartette.
IiEEMANliaa returnod nnd resumed her
Skveiie colds are autto nrevalent here iust at
Tiie mld-terra recentlon was held ln tho nar-
lora last Friday evenlng. Tho rosult waa a
general good tlme.
Wb are very Borry to record the loBa of Mr.
D. C. Thatcher from the class ot '84, lle was
obllged to leave Bchool on nccountof 111 health.
The Fanncrs' Mutuol.
The Farmers' Mutual Flro Insuranco Com
pany of thla village, as will be seen by the fol-
owlng clrcuiar. has decided to issue no more
pollclea, and to cloae up lta affairs aa soon aa
practlcable. Whlle thla wlll cauae general
regret, lt will surprise no ono who haa caref ully
watched the tendency of fire lnaurance for the
last few yeara. Tho heavy losseE have involved
neavy assessmenta, and tne snarp competition
Introduced by the larcer comnanies, especially
of tho jolnt stock class, is crowdlng tho smaller
companies to tne wau au over tne country,
Tho Farmors' has been hlghly successf ul ln lts
day, and lts record is without a blemlsb.
ine act lncorpornting tne farmers oiutuai
was passed by the leglslature of 1840, and ap-
provcd riovemper lo oi tnat year. ine cnar
ter membors were aa follows: Alvab Sabln ot
Georela. Ira Allen of Middlebury. Willlam C.
Klttrodge ot Fair Ilaven, Willlam Mattocks of
Peacham. John II.Towerof Underhill. Willlam
M. Field of Brandon, Carloa a. Noyea
o( llyde i'arn. uaniei woodward oi ltoy
alton, John Colby of Hartland, Azel Spaldlng,
ilenry l. liarnes, jacoo scott, jeremian i.
Marston, Samuel Wells and Joseph Poland of
montpelier, ui tnese, oniy lour are now iiv.
ing. The ofllclal bonds of theso dlrectora were
noDroved bv Georco Howea. state treasurer.
and the organlzation of the company was com-
pleted Novemuer 14, l&l'J, as lollows: Azel
Spaldlnir. presldent: Jacob Scott. vlce-nresi
dent: Joseph Poland. aecretary : Samuel Wells.
treasurer which ofllco he hold continuously
uutu nis deatn m ibvh. ilio nrst poilcy was ls
sued February 9, 1850, to Samuel Wells.
Four dollars then insured 81,000 for flve years
and a surpius was leit in tue treasury. uu
ring the thirty-four years'of the company's busl
nesa it has Issued 111.723 pollclea. Insurlng
one hundred and twenty-five milllon dollars of
prooertv. and collectmg nnd disDursing
round milllon of dollars, covering four tliou-
sandlosses; and no man has ever complalned of
an Intentlonal Injustice nt lts hands. Every
dollar of lts present liablllties will be promptly
In closlug the business of the company, with
about seven tuousand pollciesandnearlv
000 In premium notes still in force, tho directors
doubtless forecast the inovltablo result, and
choso to retire from the field ln good order,
ratner tnan walt lor a dlsastrous rout.
Montpelier, Vt January 31, 13S4
At a rctrular meetlntr of the directors of the FarmerB'
Mutual Flre Insurance Company, held at lts olllce ln
Montpelier, on tne auove aay, oo motion oi ine uon. i ,
vaie. ine louowing acuon was laaen uy a unam
monA vote. to wlt:
Whereaa, The eevere loflgen of the Farmers' Mutual
dnrlns thn Iat f ew veara. deftnlte tlie utmost cautlon and
vlullacce oa the part of 1U cllrectors, hare necessltated
a pcrcentAKe of aft8e8sment regarded as burdensome to
the assured;and whereas, by reaftoa of such unusual
asRenements many policy-holners have wlthcuawn rrom
thn romnanv. therebv redliclnz lts note canltal to such
an extent tbat lt ls belleved to be not for the tnterest of
the roembers to contlnue the business of the company;
and whereas, the directors and ofllcers of the company
have no lnterest or wlsh to protong Us exlstence beyond
the perlod when, for any reaBon, lt has ceased to meet
tha wantA and subserve the lnterests of lta doIIct-
hoMers. for wboso beneflt lt was chartered,and has been
lalthrully coniiuctea ror tnirty-rour years; tnereiore,
linolvnl. That no Doltcles be Issued ln tbe Karmers
Mutual Klro lnaurance Comnanr after thls date. and
that all riollcles whlch are ln force on the flrt day ot
Marcli, 1381, be cancelled on and afler noon or that day.
On all nolldes hereafter cancelleil an enultable nronor.
tlon ot tbe unearned premlums wlll be allowed on nnal
In accordance wlth the foregolDgvote, as sooa as pos
slble after the flrst day of March, above named, the lia
blllties ot the company wlll be ascertalned, the necessary
assessments lakl anotmbllshed. and the business closea
up at tbe earllest practlcable day. We bespeak tbe
prompt and tordlal co-operatlou of all pollcy-holders,
that tbe business may be consununated wlth as little
delay and f notlon as posslble.
In the lnterest of our pollcy-holders, lt ls proper to add
that thn Vermont Mutual authorlzes ua to sav that the
agents of the Farmers" Mutual wlll be permltted to place
their rlaks ln that company, and that all who re-lnsure
wlth them pilor to the 13th day ot March next wlll be
cnargea witn no expense save we usnai inree per ceui,
uon ana poucy. fnignea.f
ltlrretitrl. A. D.llaTward. T. E. Wales. J. E. Wll
lard, J. C. Htearns, W. O. Flsh, 8, C. Shurtleff, James
i;. llougmou, l arrani moiey, r.awara a. aowies, ueu.
W. lleardley, A. C. I'arker, T. J. II. Cudworth, Oeorge
w. DCOll. r. l . l UKin. iruaeni; josepu roiauu, oev
retary, ueorge w. L.esne, ireasurer.
Tlio Sarlngs Banks.
The following is n comparative statemeut of
doposlta in each aavinga bank and ttust com
pany ln Vermont, January 1, 1883, and January
1, 1884. The Marble savings bank of Rutland
was organized December 28, 1882. the Rutland
trust company, January C, 1883, and the Bur
lington trust company, january -u, ibbj:
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Cabot. Mrs. Knapp, returned mlsslonary
from eastern Turkey, sKko at the vestry of
the Congregational church last week Wedues
dy evenlng, givlng nn account of her labora
nmong tho inhabltants of that country. Tho
lecture waa lnteresting and instructlve. We
hope our communlty may have the ploasure
of llstenlng to her agaln nt no dlstant day. . , .
The dramatlo eutertalnment, glven Thursday
and Friday evenlngs of last week, drew good
bousna. The last evenlng the ball was crowded
to lts utmost capaclty. Tbe drama presented
was " Enllsted for tbe War." In the east ot
characters the parU wero woll asslgned and
thoroughly committed, each one seeiulng to
havo exnctly the rigbt pluce nnd appearlng
perfectly at home on the stago. Allowlng your
correapondent to bo a judge, it was one of the
bost dramas ever put upon the stage in thia
town. Tho farco ontitled " My Turn Next,"
was a regular slde-splltter. A portlon of the
Marshfield band furnished the muslo for the
occasion. . . .No trace has been got ot the stolen
team. Tho selectmen have otfered a rewnrd
of $50 for the return of tho team and capture
ot the thlef, or nuy informatlon that shall lead
to lt. . . .Tho lecturos by Mrs. Greene, presldent
of the Woman'a Christlan Temperance Unlon,
last Sunday afternoon and evenlng, were well
attended, and llstoned to wlth lnterest. The
speaker appears to bo thoroughly engaged ln
her work. . . .Tbe closlng exercises of the hlgh
school will take place at the hall Friday even
lng next, conslstlng ot tho usual declamatlons,
recltationa, essaysand pantomimea, to close with
tlie comedletta " Too Much of a Good Thlng."
Admlsslon free. ...Sufllclont ftinds have been
aecured to put up the telephone poles from
bere to Marshfield, and nttentlou Is now
turned to a llno from here to St. Johnsbury,
nnd n good start Is mado on thla end, and if
Danville and St. Johnsbury come to tlme and
are aa much ln earnost as our poople are, the
llne will be strung and ln working order In lesa
than alx weeka.... Thero was nulta n. stlr
among the cltlzena nnd ofllclals In our vlllago.
iasi inursuay, on account oi a tneit committed
ln tho mllllnery store of Mra. Gerry. Tho
value of tho goods atolen that were recovered
waa aw. atate'a Attorney IIuso was ln town,
but no arresta wero made.
EnstCnlnls. I'reaclilne aeain next Sundav
evening at seven o'clock by Rev. J. 0. Mclner
ney . . .II. N. Pearco la homo from Massachn
aetta, where ho has been toachlng. . , .Mr. and
Mrs. W. E. Lalrd have agaln taken possesslon
ot their rooms over B. P. Wblte'a store. Mrs.
Lalrd has been apendlng sevoral montha at her
old home In Ohlo. . . .The many frlends ot Mrs.
Wlllard Llllev. who has suff ered ao much frnm
slckness for several yeara, wlll bo palned to
learn that she ls agaln quite low. ... The Good
Templars hold their annual oyster supper In
ineir luugo room next rnaay evening. All
membera In good standing are invited to be
present. . . .The lovera of the dance among the
Calais people are to have a soclal gatherlng at
A. C. Slayton's hall, Plainfield, Tuesday even
lng, February 12th. Muslc by Gllson & Cush
man'a orchestra six plecea. . . .Moscow Lodge
of Good Templars has elected the following of-
ucers ior tne quarter ensuing; wortny cmei
templar, Dr. G. II. Gray; worthy vlce-templar.
mrs. u. it. uwineu; wortny Becretary, Ethel
Wheelock; wortby asslstant secretary, Inez M.
Pearce: worthy financial Becretarv. Georee Bal-
entlne; worthy treasurer, Mrs. E. B. Dwlnell;
worthy chaplaln, E. B. Dwlnell; worthy mar
shal, W. C. Peck; worthy deputy marshal,
Katle peck; worthy rlght-hand supporter.
Flora Allen: worthv left-hand supporter. Ilat
tlo Wells; worthy sentlnel, Herbert Wells;
wortby guard, Ethel Eastman; organlst, Inez
rearce....oir. lituce irom worcester came
into tbe place the 4th and appolnted a meetlng
at the Bchool-house. Tho attendance waa
srnall, mostly boys who carrled beans with
them, but aome found it not very becoming to
young men. . . .The Good Templars hold their
annual oyster supper at their hall next Friday
evening. ...n. ii. jeweu anu wue irom west
Concord aro In town. . , .The telephone ls in
runnlng order at Kent's Corner.
Marshfield. Thero haa been a remarkable
chlld born in town the past week. Sho has
flve namoa and her mother the same. Tho
name of tho child Is the Marshfield Woman's
Christlan Temperance Union, and her mother
is tne county organlzation oi tne same name,
whlch met here in convention last week. The
convention, under the leadersblp of Mrs.
Ureene and Mrs. Elmer, waB a grand success
good nttendance, good apeaking and good
muslc. The new society, under the directlon
of Mrs. Samuel Bemia, wlll also be a success.
lt beglns wlth nearly forty membera, and tho
first meetlng will be held next Friday, at half
past pne o'clock r. ji. Everybody invited. . . .
Itevs. Ramage, Baxendale and Tabor fllled the
three pulpits here last Sundav. Rev. C. P.
Taplln wlll preach in the Methodlst church
next sunday we are much pleased to be
favored wlth a visit from C. C. Twlss and wife
of Wolcott, last week, though it was necessa-
riiy snort, as tneir stay in town was llmited.
. . . .Of late quite a number of our cltizens have
taken life insnrance, among them belng our
town clerk, Mr. Mears.. .The ladies of the Uni
versallst church wlll hold their sociable ln the
vestry of their church, Thursday evening of
this week. Admlsslon, flve cents; ice cream
and cake, fivo cents. There wlll be speaking
on the dutles of women. They will also pres
ent the farce, entitled " No Cure, No Pay."
All are Invited and a good tlme is expected.
Groton. Charlea Bass, englneer at Groton
pond, recently met with quite a severe acci
dent. While handling a supposed-to-be un
loaded revolver, lt went off. the ball taking
effect ln the mlddle finger of hls hand. It was
thought to have lodged in hla wrist, by the
pain. Our local phyalcian falled to find lt.
After walting a day or two Mr. Bass went to
St. Johnsbury, but did not get lt oxtracted
there. At length, after several dayg, Dr. Nel
son of Wells Rlver found the ball ln the oppo
slte side of the hand and got it out. The hand
ls now dolng well The "ald and hopo"
Boclety of Topsham preaent the popular drama,
" Tho Turn of the Tide," at our vlllago hall
thla (Wedneaday) evenlng... .As A. J. Carpen
ter was at work by the alde of a log whlch had
become wedged In between some atumps, the
team whlch was hitcbed to the log was startod,
and as the log sprung by tbe stump it struck
Mr. Carpentor's leg, throwing bim several feet,
lamelng blm soverely, but fortunately no bonea
were broken. .. .Quite a number of our cltizens
attonded W. A. Rlcker'a roceptlon, at his
father's, in Peacham, last Friday afternoon
and evening. They ieport a very large attend
ance and a jollygood tlme all round.... Our
station agent reports business llvely, with a
much larger collection of freight for the past
month than any previous month slnce the road
Chelsea. The sociable at tbe Congrega
tional church vestry Wednesday evening of
last week was quite a euccess. ...Remember
that to-nlght the ladies glve a muslcal enter
talnment at the town hall..,.An agricultural
meetlng will be held here Thursday and Friday,
February 7 and 8. We want to see all tho
farmers, with their wives and daughters, pres
ent II. H. Taylor has moved to Royalton,
where he wlll assnme the responslbillty of pro-
prletor of the CatBtdnac house. W. P.
Townsend has a sister visltlng him. . . . A week
ago Saturday C. E. Petera gave a party of six
couples of young ladies and gentlemen a treat
to a slelgh-rlde to Barre, behind tbe four white
horses. They went to Montpelier on the traln,
nnd enjoyed a sumptuoua dlnner at tho I'a
villon, returnlng in the evenlng. Though lt
waa a fearf ully cold day, all report it one ot
the pleasantest of drives Mlss Fannle Lin
coln has gone to the New England hospital for
women nnd chlldren at Boston, as nnrse. ...
The mother of W. S. Hatch ls not expected to
llve. .. .Ned Davls haa returnod to school at
St. Johnsbury The next evenlng for skat-
lng at the rink will be Friday, All come.
West Randolph. Seth M. Fllnt, who has
been In Illtnois for three or four weeka, buylng
poultry, has returned, looklng hale and hearty.
....Jullus C. Ilebard has taken tbe farmof
James II. Ilebard agaln for the comlng year.
. ...Mra. Cbarles Ilubbard, who has been ab
sent from town for the last four or five montha,
la agaln at her home on tho north elde of the
rlver. .. .January was the moat changeable
knowu for many years, changlng over seventy
degroes In twenty-four hoursl The coldestday
of the month was tho Gth forty-two degrees
below zero; the warmest was the last day ot
tbe month forty degrees above zero; average
for the montb, 1.5 above. The average waa
warmer than last year. . . .C. M. Fllnt has sold
his store buildlng on Maln street to Charlea
Thurstou; prlcepaid, 83,800,. ..A. W. TewkB
bury Sc Sons and John Moses are caring pota
toes, paylng thirty cents per busbel.
VolcotU Last week three now engines
arrived for the St. Johnsbury road, and there
aro qulto a number of hands now laylng steel
ralls on tho Harris soction....W. W. Cate Is
now at work putting in three plers for the
boom to rest agalnst. He has alteady bought
thiity thousand logsforthemill ...Ellas Albee
has bought Albert Dlmlck'a place, about a
mile from the village. Dlmlck has gone to
New Ilampshlro. . . . Byron Guyer is home for a
short vlslt from Iowa, where be has been em
ployed as conductor. .. .Thero was a surprise
party at George Gray'a last Friday nlght, about
seventy-Uve persons belng present Mr. and
Mrs. Gray wero prosented wlth a uice large
lamp. An oyster supper was sorved, and all
report a good tlme.
Tiie Mutual Life of New Youk. The Mu
tual Llfe Insuranco Company of New York,
whoso annual atatement (or 1883 appears else
where lu thls lssue, nowhasSlOl. 148,218 25 as
seta. Tho pay ments to policy bolders last year
were S13,95'J,3G0.51, equal to over 840,000 every
business day in the year, nnd those among
whom this large sum was apportioned can best
tell the benellts which the Mutual Llfe confers.
The famllles who have been kept from want
are tho wltnesses as to the fidellty wlth which
thls great corporatlon inanages nnd conserves
lts trusts. Ita surpius Is now over 812,000,000,
lts outstandlng insuranco ls over 8307,304,711.
The transactlons ot thls company are on bo
grand a scalo as to place lt beyound the llmlt