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BY W. W. PRESCOTT.
MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, EEBRUARY 13, 1884:.
VOIi. 79. 4035. NO. 18.
VVEPNESDAY, FEBKUARY 13, 1834
Town roporta wlll be prlnted promptly,
noatly, and reasonably at thls olllce.
Thb dookot of tho Match term of Wuahlng
ton county court, just out, ptesents two hun
drod nnd fifty-slx law and seventy-one clian
Fitojt lost week Monday mornlng to Friday
mornlng, lncluslvo, one hundred and tliltty-ono
cats were taken lnto Montreal over tlio Centtal
Thh leading atticle In Tha Manhattan for
March wlll be on " Dattmouth College." The
artlclo wlll be lllustrated with portralta, and
from drawinga mado ezproasly foi it.
The Orange connty Good Templare' baskct
ptcntc unlon nre to liold a moeting at Brook
ileld, Tuesday, Febrnary 10. In the evenlng an
address wlll be dellvoied by Frank Flumley,
Esq., of Northfield.
Ab far aa the governorshlp questlon la con
cerned, tho Monitor says lt " la waltlng tlll altor
the cyclone." The approprlate advlce, under
such circumstances, would Beem toboto " walt
tlll the clonda roll by."
Tiiit Vermont conference commltteo on tho
observance ot the centennlal ol Americnn
Methodlam meeta at Montpelier on the 10th In
etant, to arrange lor approprlate obaervancoa
ln thla state durlng the proaont year.
The Woman'a Chrlstlan Temperance Unlon
of Burlington off er the gum of 850 In prlzea for
the beat essays on the ovll effects of stlmulants
and narcotlca, to be nwarded to puplla of the
hlgh and grammar schoola of that clty.
Comsideiiadlb correspondence la condensed,
and some is left out entlrely, thla week, be
cause it waa recelved too lato. All auch raat
ter ahould be recelved at thla ofllce by Tueaday
noon at the latest, to onsure publicatton.
Br commandof Governor Barstow, Adjutant
general T. S. Peck haa callod a meetlng of the
commlssloned offlcers of the state militia, for
Instructlon and drlll, at Burlington, tho 28th
and 29th lnata. Colonel W. L. Greenleaf of
the first reglment wlll arrange the detalla.
TnE Vermont Accldent Inaurance company
of Rutland haa declded to wlnd up Ita affalrs
and go out of the busiucss. Arrangementa
havo been mado wlth the United Statea Mutual
Accldent aaaociatlon of New York to re-lnsnre
all certlflcatea now ln force, wlthout charge to
the certificate holder.
A shockino accldent occnrred at Weat
Fairlee last week Thuraday. Mr. Horace Slb
ley waa at work in hiacarriage-abop, and whlle
attempttng to adjuat a belt, whlch had run off
a pulley, hla arm waa caught by a klnk and
torn, or twisted, entlrely off below the elbow.
Dra. Slmpson and GlUette amputated the arm
just above the elbow, aa tho lleah below it waa
torn to ahreda. At laat accounta he seemed to
be dolng well.
Tiib Vermont Farmer and the Northfield
JVeiw, whlch have been publlshed at North
field by Georgo II. Richmond, have been com-
bined lnto one papor, whlch ia called th
Farmer and New!, The publisher eaya: "It
la often aald that thore are too many newa-
papers in Vermont. Ferhaps ao. At any rate,
we do our share in reducing the number by
comblnlng our two papera." Wo regard the
change aa a wlse one, and believe the new
paper wlll be better -than lt waa possible to
make oither of the othera.
TnE aixth maaonic dlatrlct convention, un
der the dlrection of Dr. J. Henry Jackson, dis
trlct deputy grand maater, wlll be held at
Maaonic hall, Montpelier, on Friday, February
22 Washlngton's blrthday. The gavel wlll
Bound at two o'clock v. m., and the convention
wlll then receive the Most Worahipful Grand
Lodge of Vermont, aftor whlch the firat and
second degreea wlll be worked, and in the
evenlng, at Beven o'clock, the thlrd degree wlll
be conferred. All wortby Maater Masona are
cordlally invited to be prcsent. The railroada
wlll extend the usual courtealea. Let all the
lodgea ln the distrlct be fnlly represented.
The sUpremO court haa auatained Judge
Royce'a recent ordor, to tho effect that the
funda of the St. Albana Trust Company ahall
be dlvlded equally among the depositors, and
nopreferred clalma be allowed. No wrltten
oplnlon haa been filed glvlng the grounda for
thlB decialon, but the clerk haa been lnatructed
to enter on bia docket tbat " the decree of the
court of chancery ia afflrmed, and the cause re
manded." Thla settlea the queatlon aa to how
the funda are to bo dlvlded, and it wlll be wel
come newa to the "ordlnary" depositors,
Recelver Rlch lntenda to prepare for distrlbu
tion, aa soon aa possiblo. a dividend of about
twenty per cent from asseta on hand.
Colonel Randall haa lssued a call to the
Burvlving membera of Company F, Second Ver
mont Volunteera, for a reunion, to be held at
Montpelier on the 21st inBtant. A buslnesa
meetlng wlll be held on tho attcrnoon of tho
21st, at four o'clock. In the evenlng a grand
camp-fire wlll be held in Capital hall, to whlch
a general invltatlon ia extended. Thla camp
fire will be replete wlth intereat, aa reminls
cencea of camp llfe, aa experienced by tho com
pany, wlll be glven by the speakers who wlll
be ln attendance, and by membera of tho com
pany, The Reynolds slsters, aeslsted by their
father, Dr. A. II. Reynolds, wlth othor dls
tlngulahed muslclans, wlll aUo be preaent and
furnlsh the muslc for the ocoaslon. It should
not be forgotten that Company F waa recrulted
In Montpelier, and waa tho origlnal Capital
A coiutEsroNDKNT of the Woodatock Aye
Bnggoata B. B. Smalloy of Burlington ns the
democratlc candldate for governor, nnd says:
" Mr. Smalley la well and favorably known to
the votera of Vermont, and alao haa a nallonal
reputatlon, well earned ln hls patrlotlo per
Bonal efforta In assistingtheputtlng In nomlna
tlon of General Hancock, nnd of efforts tn
secure hla electlon, Ile ia in fact and practice
a buslness man, and possessos tboconfldenceot
all men, wlthout reapect to party. He Ia In tho
vlgorof htsstrongth and manhood of a vlg
orous, qulck perceptlon of mlnd and Indua
trloua hablta, and would be a representatlve
of Vermont Industry, enterprlae and ordor."
Aa aoon aa tho Aryus haa finlshed ita " duty to
republicana," lt wlll donbtlesa laauo a procln-
matlon that wlll decide Mr. Sraalley'B fate aa a
Aa Vermont waa the firat atate to establlsh a
mlnt, havlngcolned copper centa ln 1785, betore
Its admtaaion to tho Unlon, antedatlng both
Connecticut and Massachuaetta In the insue of
coina, ao one of the firat lasuea of poatage
etamps, after the reductlon of letter poatage to
five centa for threo hundred mllos or leaa, in
18-18, waa mado In Vermont by the town of
Brattleboro. Thla waa a year bofore the gen
eral govommontbegantolssueatampa, ln 18-17.
The Brattleboro atamp waa one of tho so-called
"provlalonal Isauea," mado about the same
tlme In Baltimore, Brattleboro, New llavon,
Now York and St. Loula, and waa a amall buff
labol, gomewhat amaller than the presont two
ccnt atnmp, bearlng on lt the wordai " Brattle
boro, Vt., P. 0. G centa," and the lnitlala ot
tho poBtmaBter, F. N. Palmer. Thla Brattle
boro Btamp, of whlch but tew were laauod, ia
among tho rarcat of atampa, and very few col
lectora havo anythlng but a photograph of lt.
Tiik recent wlndlng up of the affalrs of two
mutual inaurance companiea ln thla state glves
force to the followlng facta: The profita of firo
lnauranco were amall last year, the oxhlblt
mado by Superlntendent McCall of the New
York Inaurance department ahowlng that one
hundred and fifty companiea dolng buslneaa in
thatstato recelved 875,549,534 ln promiums,
paid $41,827,890 for losses and about 825,821,
644 for expensoB, and had leaa than 55,000,000,
or about slx and one-half per cent, left aa a
margln. One large conflagration mlght have
wiped that out. The losses of over 8100,000,
000 ln thla country and Canada last year woro
conslderably above the average, but nearly all
the figurea of firo Insurance nowadayg indlcate
that tho buslnesa la not a startllngly profltable
one. For all tbls, Imperfcct archttectnro and
the habltual carelessness ot tho Amerlcan peo
ple are greatly to be blamed. Tho rlsks on
churchea are now conBldered the most hazard-
oua, about elght hundred havlng been de-
atroyed in the past nino yearg, an average of
two a week. During the year, lncluding the
last half of 1882 and the first of 1883, one
hundred nnd nlnetoen churchea, wortb nearly
8700,000, were burned, costlng the inaurance
If reporta are true, there Is llkely to bo a
competitlon In the telephone buslneaa whlch
wlll work great advantage to the subscrlbers
of tho varloua exchanges ln thla Btate. The
Bellows Falla Times enysi "Partloa who had
charge ot the establlshment of the telephone
UneB and oxcbangea in thla vlclnlty, two yoara
ago, are about to begln the duplicatlng of tho
wholeaystem, incompetition wlth the company
now ownlng nnd controlllng them, uslng a new
styleof instrument which haa recently been
tested and worked perf ectly between New York
and Chlcago, ten hundred and fifty mllos.
The company furnlahlng tho new instruments
have a complete system of their own, fully
covered by patenta, from tbe awltch boarda
down to the telephonea, that ia sald to be far
superior to tliose now used by the Bell com
pany, and, bestof all, lt lspromlsedata greatly
reduced rate. Work ia to be begun upon lt
very aoon, and wlll be rapldly puahod forward
to completlon. Uerotofore the Bell Telephone
company haa enjoyed a monopoly of all tho
buslnesa, owlng to Ita patenta havlng prlority,
but the present Iegal complicatlona of the com
pany leavethem open to competitlon. A com
pany ia being formed to cover thla state and a
part of New Ilampshire nnder contract from
the new company." It ia reported that the
rental will not exceed fifteen or twenty dollars
Oscar Meykh, alias Von Blumenthal, was
arreated by Officera S. G. Macombor and III-
ramTobiaaat Albany, N. Y., last week Mon
day mornlng, charged with the murder of
Ilermon Krauser, at Grand Isle, two weeks ago.
Meyer clalma he Ia lnnocent, but the evldence
agalnst blm ls strong. On hls person were
found two lettera one wrltten ln German, to
hla brotber ln Germany, and the other ln
English, to Mr. Hoag, purporting to come from
the murdered man, in whlch It waa requested
that the latter's trunk be sent to Albany for
blm. Ile was found at a United Statea recruit
ing post, where he had enliated on Saturday.
A prelimlnary hearing in the case was held be
fore Jastlco Mooney, at the St. Albana jail
ofllce, Wodneaday mornlng, A. A. Hall appear
lng for tbe atate nnd M. Buck for the prisoner.
The fellow gave hls name aa Oscar Meyer
(wtilch H one of about slx different names by
whlch he haa announced hlmself), and sald he
was born ln Bavarla, waa twenty-four yeara
old and a school teacher by professlon. The
story he tella Ia about asfollows; Wben bo
left Grand Isle, ln company wlth Krauser, they
went direct to St. Albana, and there met a
friend of tbe latter, and all agrecd to enllst,
Krauser and hls friend deciding to go to New
York, and he golng to Plattsburg. When
questioned aa to how he came lnto posaession
ot hls companlon'a overcoat, he sald that
Krauser at first wanted to Bell hlm the coat,
but he dtd not want to bny lt, and he then
gave it to hlm to dlspose of. Ile denled all
knowledge of any murder, and sald tbat he
left Krauser at St. Albana, and supposed tbat
ho had gone to New York. The hearing waa
contluued on Tbursday and Friday. Nothlng
concluslve haa yet appeared from the evldence,
but everythlng polnta to Meyer aa the perpe
trator of the crimo, concernlng the commlsslon
of whlch there la but little donbt. The citlzena
of Grand Isle.and vlclnlty are dolng everythlng
in their power to find tho remalna of the mlss
ing man, and thna establlsh an all-lmportant
point in the case. Circumstances, howover,
give ground for the bellef that the body lies at
the bottom of Lake Champlain.
Tiik ses&Ions of the raisslonary meetlng of
tho Vermont Central Baptlst Assoclatlon, held
ln the Baptlst church at Montpelier, from the
7th to tbe 9th, wero of unusual prollt nnd were
greatly enjoyed by thoso ln attendance. Itev,
J. A. Plerce ot West Randolph gave a good
key-note to the meetlog ln a sermon upon Acta
1:8, ln which ho spoke of the Iloly Spiiit's
power os tho Bgency of God ln epreading tbe
goapel " unto the uttermost parta of tho eartb.
A fnll house enjoyed tho misslonary concert
oxerciee by tho misslon band ot the Montpelier
Baptlst church, tho speakers, In costume, all
Bustalnlng their parts ln n creditable mauner,
It wlll be strange it thla experlence does not
awaken raoro lnterest ln mleslons than many
Bermons. Dr, Mason's addresa, aftor tho con
cert, waa n grand preaontatlon ot tho great
work dono In the home field. A large number
of statlstlca were glven in eettlng forth hls
tbeme. In the woman's meetlng, on Friday
mornlng, lnterestlng facta wero presented by
Mrs. G. C. Noble ot St. Albana, the Btate eec
retary of the Woman'g Ilome Misslonary Socl
ety, and by inembers ot the cliurclics ln thla
assoclatlon. Rev. W. A. Worthington ot
Groton, Rev. O. J. Taylor of East Bethel, Rev.
II. 0. Robblus of Sharon, and Rev. S, F. Dean
ot Groton made us feel that tbe home and for
elgn work were one, and that tbe great com
misslon waa blndlng upon us of to-day, and
could not be carrled out wlthout practical ef
tort and the conBecratlon of property bb well
aa other talenta. In tbe evenlng, Rer. J. M.
IIull of Windsor spoke upon the queatlon, " Can
tho heathen bo saved wlthout tho gospol ? "
By a recttatlon of a beautlfully arranged collec-
tlon of Scrlptnro toxts, he showed that the
Blblo abounded ln promlaeg, exhortatlona nnd
commanda concernlng the salvation of the
heathen by tho gospol. Dr. McKonzle of Bob
ton followed wlth an lnterestlng address upon
the forolgn work, The women woro addrcssed
upon forelgn mlsslona by Mrs. Gatea of New
ton Center, Mass., secretary of the Woman'a
Forelgn Misslonary Soclety, and by Mrs. M. E.
Blxby, a roturnod misslonary, whoae hueband
la now pastor ot tho Cranaton streot Baptlst
church ln Provldence, R. I. Speclal omphasls
waa lald upon the need ot the beat talent
among tho lndies for the forelgn work. When
Mrs. Blxby spoke of the call for fifteon ladlea
to enter the work, and gave tho assurance that
the means for their support would beforthcom
ing, qulte an lnterest waa awakened, and two
or threo yonng ladlea exprossed a deslre to en
ter the work. Impresslve closing remarks
wero made by Dr. McKenzle. Collectlona
woro taken for tho different mlBsionary socle
tlea and forwarded to tho rooma ln Boston. A
fresh impulse bas been glven to misslonary ln
torest in thla aaaociatlon. A vote of tbanka
waa tendered thorallroad companiea for return
checka, and tho people of Montpelier for tbeir
Joiin W. Dorsky Is stopplng with hls famlly
Rev. TiiEonoius HorKiNS of Burlington haa
gone on a trlp to North Carollna.
QUAIlTEltMASTElt-nENKHAL IDK of St JohnB-
bury atarta for Florlda thla week.
Pkofessoii II. A. P. ToitnET of the Univer
alty of Vermont haa been very 8lck.
N. T. Si'HAQUB of Vermont haa been elocted
presldent of the Natlonal Agrlcultural con
vention. Ex-Conoiiessman J. M. Tyleb haa been
Invited to dellvor tho Docoratlon day addresa
Mk. CnAUKOEV Wamnek bas sent a check
for one thousand dollars to the Warner Home
at St. Albans.
Hknky W. Tkwksbuhv of West Randolph
has gono West, to tlll lecture cngagementa dur
ing the month of February.
Ex-COKCniE88JIAN C. II. JOYOE Is Credltod
wlth the lntentlon of retornlng to Rutland, and
reaumlng tho prnctlce of law there.
W. 0. IIouaiiTON of Lyndon has been nom
inatod for county commissioner by the Cale
donia county temperance convention.
Ciiarles J. Weston of Windsor, thlrty
yoars old, dled on the 5th. He was a leading
hardwaro merchant and a deacon ln the Con
Jodoe Mulfoiid K. Fahkand of LaPorte,
Ind., well-known as an eloquent advocato and
democratlc politician, ls dead. Hls ngo was
slxty-four, and be waa a native of Vermont.
Dk. PEncr Trmi'leton, who has recently
removed from Montpelier to Craftsbury, is the
elghth " Dr. Templeton " who is a native or has
at some tlme been a resldent of East Montpelier.
Phofessoh Lewis A. Aostin, professor ot
Latin in Middlebury college, bas been com-
pelled by nervoua prostratlon to suspend hls
labors for the remalnder of the present term.
Jddoe Poland ls a member of the committee
to Investlgate tbe cbarges of ex-Speaker Kelfer
agalnst General Boynton. Speaker Carllsle
chose men who wero not In tho last congress
for the committee.
Tiik venerable Bishop Slmpson, who la as-
signed to the presldency of the next sesslon of
the Vermont Methodlst conterence, has pre
alded In thla conterence on four different oo
casiona: At Barton in 1859, at St. Albana ln
18G3, at Montpelier in 18C0, and at Sprlngfield
in 1870. It Is interosting to note that ho waa
born on June 21, 1811, wben the first Metho
dlst conference in Vermont was in sesslon at
Barnard, and only one day later than Its com
mencement. It he llvea to preslde at the com
lng sesslon, he wlll look upon the sixty-alxth
conference in the state, while remlnded that he
found hls volco during the first of this aeriea.
The total tax thla vear la seventy-elght centa
on the dollar, whlch ia the lowest it haa been
lor some tlme.
Seveiial palra of snow-slioes nnd one to-
boggan were brought home by Montpelier vis
ltors at the carnival.
Tiik membera of the Methodlst soclety have
a Boclable at the resldence of Mr. Nelson Peck
thls afternoon and ovonlng.
Tiik ladlea' sewtng soclety of Chrlst church
wlll meet wlth Mrs. Roger Blxby on Wodnea
day afternoon, at two o clock.
The ladlea of Cbrlst church contemplate the
erectlon ol a cnapel ln tne rear ol tne cliurcu
odlfico. No definlte plnna have been made.
A doou-kev waa picked up on the street re
cently. The owner can obtaln tho aame at
thls ofllce by proving property and paylng
A i-leasant party of twolve went from thla
placo to tne aonatlon vtslt at tne itev. J, (J
Mclnerney'g, ln North Montpelier, last Thurs
Tiik board of clvil authorlty will meet at the
town clerk's ofllce to-morrow forenoon. Febru
ary 14th, at nlne o'clock, for the purposo of
Tiik regular monthly meetlng of tho Young
Men'a Chrlstlan Assoclatlon wlll be held ln
their rooms next Saturday evenlng, at half-
past seven o ciock.
A iiF.nur.AU meetlng ot Kinc Solomon Roval
Arch Chapter, No. 7, wlll be held at their liall
to-morrow ( l nursaay ) ovenmg, at seven o ciocic,
work on tne royai arcn.
Tiieiik was a pleasant gathering of the olll-
cers, nna somooi tne aauit memuers oi netn
any Sunday-school, ut the house ot J. C,
Emery last Tbursday evonlng.
Tiik Boclable glven by the ladlea of ChriBt
church at the Pnvlllon. on Friday evenlng, was
the means of mnklng tucm rlcherby about S30,
besldes nffordlng inuch ploasuro for those
Wic are informed by the Messra. Wlng, In
contradictlon ot an intlmatlon In our last lssue.
that Wllliam A. Lord had been prnctlclng law
ln their ofllce, that Mr. Lord haa transacted no
uuslnoBS wnatever at inat piaco.
A iiketino ot the officera and older membera
ot Betbany Sunday-school was held In the
ladW chanel Mondav ovonlng. There waa a
good attendance, and the dealrablllty ot a re-
organization oi tuo bciiooi was uiscussuu.
Mit. A. C. Bhown han reslgned the agency
of the Connecticut Mutual Llfe Insurance Com
pany for thla state, and Mr. J. S, Wllklna has
been appointed to that positlon. The ofllce
wlll probably be contlnued at thla place for
A few woeka ago Mrs. Walker Brooka re-
turnea irom a viait 10 uor Bon m n.anBos.
Slnce her return she haa been very slck wlth
lung fever. Her condltlon nt prosent la some-
wuat improved. Mr. wamer urooKa ia recov-
erlng from a ellght Btroko of paralysls.
Monday ovonlncr soveral amateora vlelded
to a deslre to know by experlence the beautlea
ot a moonlight snow-sboo tramp over the htlls.
We have been able to learn nothlng ot the re-
buH by lnqulry, sinco nll seom raoro reluctant
than we to apeak of tho succcsa ot their under-taklng.
Tiik ladlea ot Bethanv socletv wlll clvo an
oystor aupper nt their chnpel, Friday evenlng,
irom nve untu sevon o ciock. rnere wiu oo an
entertalnment ln tbe evenlng, consiatlng of
reading by Mrs. A. C. Averill, tableaux, cha
rodoa, and vocal and lnstrumental muslc.
A I'Arisii soclablo for tho benefit of Chrlst
church Sunday-school will be held at Grand
Army hall on Thureday evenlng of thls weok.
The proceods wlll be expended ln tho purchaso
ol DooKa lor tne unnaay-scnooi nurary. ine
cbildren of the Snnday-Bcbool wlll be ad
Rev. Mit. Parker addressed a laree andl-
ence at Trlnlty church, Sunday mornlng, glv
lng a very lnterestlng and instructive disconrse
upon mission ueiaaana auterent metnoasoi
work therein. Ile also spoke to tho childron
In the Sunday-school, nffordlng them much on
tertalnment by spoaklng and Blnglng ln several
There waa a verv nleaaant entertalnment at
the Cathollc school hall last Friday evenlng.
Several selectlona of muslc, vocal and lnstru
mental, wero rendered, and tableaux and dla
loguea were among the pleasant features of
tho evenlng. II. II. Scrtbnor aselsted in
tho musical programme. Tho proceeds wero
large, and are to be usod for the benefit of tho
cholr of St. Augustlne church.
Tiik roslcnatlon ot F. I. Pltkln as first lleu-
tenantot Company II haa been accepted, and
at tho regular mooting of the company, held
last Thursday evenlng, Georgo P. Dowey was
elected first lleutenant, and 0. D. Clark, sec
ond lleutenant, to fill the vacancy occasioned
hy Mr. Dewey a promotlon. Ihlsleavea a va
cancy among the non-commissloned offlcers,
which will probably be liued to-morrow evenlng.
Tiik ovster aunner at Henry Wrleht'a. near
Wrlghtavllle, waa a very pleasant occaslon, and
waa quito successful flnancially. About one
hundred tickets wero aoldand the affalr netted
S3C. Dlaloguea by the cbildren auorded en
tertalnment for those present. Tho proceeds
are to bo used for tho benefit of the pastora
from thls plnce who altornately occupy tho
puipit oi tne cnurcn at wrigntavine.
A new furnace haa been Durchased for Beth
any church, at an expense of 8250, to take the
nlace of one of tbo old onea. which haa become
defectivo. It ia believed that, wlth the ald of
thla furnaco, the temperature of the church
can be kept aufflclently hlgh to ensnro tbe per
fect comfort of tbe audlence. The furnace
which haB been moved during the past fort
nlght now workB much better than ever before.
On Sunday last a transmltter was placed ln
front of tbe pulplt ln the Church of the Mes
slah, and telephonlc communlcatlon established
between that place and tbo Frce Press offtco
in Burlington, that the edltor mlght llsten to
the Bermon. Of the result, tbe St. Albans
Messenger says: "Hedldn't make asucceaa
of hearing the preacher's voice, but he heard
tho muslc clearly. When the elders passed the
contrlbutlon box and the dropplng of the
cents waa heard, our esteemed contemporary '
left the telephone and took a recess."
Owino to the numerous attractlons of Thurg
day evenlng, tbo attendance at the Grand
Army camp-fire was much smaller than it
would otherwise have been. The lecture by
Rev. Mr. Shinn, on " Southern Unionlsts ln tbe
War," was n stlrrlng portrayal of soldler llfe
in camp, in battle, nnd in prlson. The subject
ls too broad to be treated in one lecture. bnt
Mr. Shinn's selections of tho most prominent
features were all that could be wished, and
were Bufflclent to hold the closest attentlon of
hls bearera until nearly ten o'clock. Brief
speeches were made by other comrades, Gen
eral Thomaa cOntrlbutlng biscustomary share.
Several army songs were sung by a glee club,
composed ol membera ol tne post.
Arranciements for the sixth annual ball of
Company II are nearly completed. All tbat
lies ln their power wlll be done by the mem
bera ol tne company lor tne enioyment ol tne
guests. The decoration of the hall has been
conslgned to the superlntendence ot Mr. Frank
Owler. The concert will be, for many, one of
tbe most attractlve features of tbe occaslon.
and one whlch lovera ot the best class of muslc
cannot afford to miss. It wlll begln at half-
East seven o clock, and tho grand march at
alf-past elght o'clock, sharp. There are
twenty figurea on the order of dances. The ln
termisslon wlll be much ehorter than usual,
and danclng will cease by three o'clock, at the
latest. It is expected that visltors from abroad
will be numerons, and there promisos to be a
goodly number of our citlzena present. A free
carrlage llst may be obtalned at the Pavllion.
Are we not now ready for a short course of
lecturea? In the hope that we are, arrange
menta havo been made wlth a gentleman who
ranka among the best of our platform orators,
Mr. Jnmea Kay Applebee, for four lectures ln
Montpelier, beglnnlng February 22. Those
who havo the niatter ln charge, havlng aecured
a large number of engngementa for Mr. Apple
bee ln thls and otber towna, and havlng econo
mlzed in regard to hall rent, trust that a very
small fee will prove Bufflclent to cover the ex
penses, and so proposo to sell ticketa tor tbe
course at the extremoly low prlce otjifty cents
each. Subscrlptlons for tbese ticketa are
respectfully soliclted. They may be made at
tbe stores of T. C. Phlnney, II. C. Webster, H.
S. Loomls and Blancbard Brothera. and at
the First Natlonal bank. It hardly needa to
be added that the olm in thla undertaking ls
not to make money for an indlvldual or a
cause; but, ln case a aurplns should remaln
after the expenseaare paid, lt wlll be sacredly
held ln trust for tbe long-deslred Montpelier
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Stowbll exoect to go
to Bermuda soon, on account of tbe poor health
of Mr. Stowell. They will probably be absent
several weeks. ...Colonel and Mrs. E Henry
Powell were in town over Sunday. . . .Edward
E. Blakely has been qulte slck for a few days
wltb a throat trouble. . . . Fannie Knapp has re
turned from bervisit ln Maasachusetta . ...S
M. Walton returned from hla weatern trlp
last week, vlsltlng the carnival on hls way
home Mattlo R. Holden goea to Boston on
Saturday, to vlslt frlonds in that clty. .. .J. S.
Wllkins, general agent for the Mntual Llfe In
surance Company of Now York, has hls ofllce
with Mr. George W. Wing Addle Iriah re
turned homo last week.... Clark Roberts has
finlsned the duties of tbo season in tho custom
house, and roturnod to Montpelier, toawnlt the
opening of Bpring trndo on the lake Mrs.
B. M. Clark, who haa been spendlng several
montha in Massaclmeetts, has returned to
Montpelier.. ...F. W. Morso ls ln New York
clty. Ho wlll return the latter part of the
week. . . .Ruth Jowctt came home from North
ampton, last Wednesday, to remaln n few days,
on account of a severo cold.... .Mrs. Goorge
Langdon has gone to Kittrell, S. C, to remain
the rest of the wlnter. Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Page are at tho same place Mrs. Sllas Bur-
bmk leavea to-day for a stay of several weeka
ln Sprlngfield, New York and Washington
Janle Klmball returned to Boston on Monday,
Oun examlnatlons for the term wlll be held
the last two days, and wlll be wrltten. Two
hours are asstgned to each study.
Rev. E. W. Parker, a misslonary from In
dia, will dellver a lecture in Semlnary chapel
next Thursday evonlng, at aeven o'clock, lllua
tratlve of the manners, customs nnd llfe ot
the native people. There wlll be no ndmlsslon
fee. We hope the chapel will be flllcd, and
undoubtedly one wlll be amply repald for at
tendlng. All are cordlally Invited.
Mr. A. A. Hadi.ey'b plano recltal, last Fri
day evenlng, waa well attended, conslderlng
tbo weather and tho varloua entertalnmenU in
tho vlllago. A cholce programme of modern
and classlcal muslc waa rendered. Mlss
Adams' selections were glven in good taste,
showlng much lmprovement slnco her first ap
pearance, last fall. Tbore wlll bo two moro re
cltala thls term.
Adam'h Fall. Ever slnce Adam's fall, whlch
BUbJected human nature to dUeases of the
flesh, there haa boen n demand for a blood pu
rlfier. Wo nll reallzo tbo fact that upon the
purlty nnd vltallty of the blood depend the
health and vlgor ot the whole system, and tbat
dlsease of varloua kinda Is often only a elgn
that nature is trylng to rcmovo tho dlaturblng
cause; hence n rollable blood purlfier la ot
greater Importance to the people than la gen
erally supiused, We are pleased to say that
Hood's Sarsaparllla beara unmlstakable proot
ot belng tbls sort ot a tnedlclne, and we thlnk
it wortby a trlal.
Fnrincr's Meetlng nt Waitsfield.
The Stato Board of Acrlculture held a two
days' meetlng ln thls place, beglnnlng Tuesday,
February Stb. B. D. Bisboe of Moretown, pres
ldent of the Mad Rlver Valley Agrlcultural So
clety, waa elected chalrman, and gave an ap
proprlate address of welcome, saylng that they
had looked forward to thls meetlng aa a
medlum of Informatlon, and ahould expect not
to be dlsappolnted. He heartlty welcomed tbo
gentlemen of tbo board to their pleasant valley,
and Indulgod the hope tbat tho meetlng would
uo Bucceesiui in every respect. mr. uinere
aponded for the board and asked tho hoarty co
operatlon of tbe farmora ln all of the exerclsea
of the occaalon, aa lt waa only ln thls way the
meetlng could be made truly snccessful. Mr.
Smlth next dellvered a lecture on the " Econ
omy of Feeding Stock." He gavo much ueef ul
Informatlon In thla lecture. whlch was well re-
kcelved by the audlence. Ho stated that from
nls observatlon ln thls state,-tbe farmeraare
botter provlded wlth barna than In New York.
Tbere moro attentlon ls paid to ralslng grasa
than wlth us, and the stock ls largely kept in
Bhoda Instead of stables. Tho practice he did
not endorso, as he consldered warm nnd vontl
lated stables of the first conslderatlon on a
well-regulated farm. The lecture was followed
by a dlscusslon on the proper feed for cows.
Mr. Lane was ot tho oplnlon that farmera wero
too npt to feed all anlmala allke, wlthout
reference to kinda, age, or use. Thls was
wrong, as it entnllsa lossja growlnganlmal, a
cow clvlncr mllk. ora fftttonlntr anlmal. renulre
a different ratlon of feeding materlal to havo
tbe best eilect. iarmers sbould be so lnlormed
ln thla matteraa to be able to bo feed aa to pro
duce the moBt successful results. Different
oplniona were expressed on the propor way to
cure dover by Messrs Jane, Joslln, uisbee
and Palmer, after whlch the meetlng ndjonrned
Mr. Lane took unthe "Dreedlnc of Blooded
Stock," and treated lt ln a very able manner,
ahowlne n thoroneh acaualntanco wlth hls
Bubject, wblch could only be acqulred by care
ful etudy and lnvestlgatlon. At the close of
tho lecture, Mr. Bisbee asked lf farmers
sbonld purchaso bigh-nrlced stock or imtirove
their own. Mr. Lane conaidered lt very im-
nortant to seiect moiciousiv and nave inii-
blooded Bires. Mr. Bisbee sald the common
Btock should be imnroved. and anoko of the
valuo of good feeding as an lmportant factor
of success in thls dlrection. Calves have been
raised and sold as hlgn as 875 per pair in au
tumn grade Durhams generally. Mr. Batea
sald that when farmers could ralse calves that
will welgh five and slx hundred pounds each
In the fall, lt waa a pretty good buslnesa. Mr.
Davls referred to tne fine cattlo and horses
raised ln Waitsfield, some of whlch find their
way to hla part of tho state. He urged the
boys to ralse and traln more steers good ones
aa tbere wlll contlnue to be a good markct
for auch stock at remuneratlve prlcea. Dur-
bamcattle were lntroduced lnto thls sectlon,
some fiftv vears aeo. bv Mr. N. S. Joslln. Mr.
Bisbee discussed tbls matter, speaklng of the
lntrouuciion oi tne swck. oi tne means by
whlch it has been improved and graded up to
the present tlme, and of tbe butter record of
this stock, which goea as hlgh as two hundred
and mty pounds per cow lor the dalry. Mr. L.
T. Jones and Mr. Davls spoke in favor ot Jer-
seys for the dairy, advlsing farmers to contlnue
vlgllant ln tne lmprovement of their stock.
Some tlme was spent in answering numerous
qnestions ot a practical character. Thls waa a
sonrce from whlch much yaluable Informatlon
waa obtalned. Dr. Cutting dellvered a lecture
upon uur uropa and now to Kaiae rnem.
At the close of a loneand instructive addreas.
he gave tbe requlred informatlon in relatlon to
the comparatlve valueof commerclal fertlllzers
and barn-yard manures, as produced from the
leeding oi tne varloua mnda ol lodder and
grain. He sald he would preaerve, under
shelter. tbe manure made after the snow coes
off ln apring, untll the followlng winter, and
would spread manure in wlnter on both grasa
and cultivated ground, and apply the requlred
amount every year. n botn pnospnoric acid
and potash are needed on the same land, he
would mlx bone-meal with ashes, as has been
described lor use. ile does not favor manure
cellara under the stable, and would pay
partlcular attentlon to the ventllatlon. Ile
would use from one-half a bushel to one bnshel
of salt to an acre for general crops, and three
to lour ousneis lor cabbagea. rurnips requlred
phosphorio acid. He advised gettlng good
soed. It possible. It tho same seed ls kept over
and sown for several yeara, the plants grown
wiugraauauy aeteriorato in yieid and ouaiitv.
Grass-seeds should be tested before sowlng, aa
mucn tnat is sown is wortuiess.
Mr. Davla commenced the Bession wlth a lec
ture on "Com." Thls was fully illustrated
wlth charta, showlng the growth and develop-
ment oi tne piant irom tne commencement to
the"fullcorn in the ear." He would plant
qulte thickly, as In thls way a greater yleld ls
obtalned and the stalka will stand up better. On
large averages, fifty busbela of shelled com
to tbe acre should be a g6od crop. Rows Bhould
be three f eet and four inches apart. He would
spread manure dlrectly from the wagon. instead
of dropplng ln small heaps. Tho only way to
erauicato wltcn srasa la constant and tnorougn
cnltlvatlon for three or four years. Very little
ol tnis is lound in tnis vauey. ile advised
uslng a horse-planter for plantlng, as it will do
better work than tbe hand hoe. He dld not
object to hllllng com, tbough many advlse
plat cnltlvatlon. He would hlll at the last tlmo
of cultlvating. Some dlscusslon followed in
relatlon to different harrowa and cultlvators,
Mr. Davls advocatlne the use of the best aa
always tbe cbeapest in the end. He aald that
different trentment may be requlred on these
hlll farma from that glven in tbe Connecticut
Rlver valley, where tho fielda are level and
A short tlme waa occupled ln further dls
cusslng the com queatlon, Mr. Towle taklng the
lead. Uuestlons were then aaswercd by aiessrs.
Davls, Towle and othera. One related to barbed
wlre fenclng. Most were In favor of lt, as a
cheap and durable fence, and It was thought
that where stock Is raised on the farm little
dantrer Is to bo anprehended from Iniury. Mr.
Davls, ln treatlng ot meadows, sald he would
tuo dress whlle the soll aud sward ls vot In
good condltlon, as lt Is moro llkoly to produce
continnod good results thnn to walt until the
hay crop has sadly detorlorated, and then under
take to recain tho lost condltlon by fertlllzlng,
Mr. Jones recommended feeding meal dry, put-
tlng lt on tot) of the hay twlce a day. fllr,
Hastlnga stated that be has had much trouble
from tho depredatlons of a worm called tbe
" railroad worm," in hls orcbard, that had
formerly been very thrlfty, almost rulnlng tho
crop oi appiea. i iie worma are naro to nno,
are verv small. and of thecolorof theapulo.
From the descrlptlon glven, thls new enemy Is
what Is known In tbe West as the " puln worm."
The outslde of the npiile appears all rlght, but
the msiue is penorateo, tue uebris reserauung
ulp or apple pomace, tameuse suuer uaoiy
mvis spoKe oi tue aairy lnausiry in ver-
mont, and was ln favor of what la called winter
dalrylng as advlsable where the condltlons are
favornble for success. Arguments were brought
forward to Indlcate that ;tboroughbred JerBeya
aro fully ns hardy as tne graues, notwiiusiand
lng wbat had been sald to the contrary. Mr,
Towle epoke on tho prodnctlon of "Maplo
Sucar." for whlch Waitsfield ls somewhat
Mr. Towle opened n dlscusslon on " Potato
Culture," in which allusion waa made to the
relatlve vnluea of different fertlllzera. After
thls dlscusslon. Mr. D.ivls occupled the remaln
der of tho evenlng In a talk upon the " Waatea
ot the Farm." On motlon ot Mr. C. E. Jones,
a vote of tbanka waa extended to the board for
the serlea ot meetlngs hold here, aftor whlch a
final ndiournment waa made. A good deiega-
tlon ot young men was in attendance and in-
terested ln all of the exerclsea.
There waa a llno dlsnlay of farm products.
Alfred Joslln of Waitsfield had samples ot
White Russlau oata welghlng forty-one pounds
per bushel, and common oats welghlng thlrty
fnnr itntinrin ! Whlta HnnAlAn whfiat f rom a vlfild
of thfrtv-tbree bushels ner acre. nnd Lost Na-
tion wbeat yleldlng from twenty-elghtto thlrty-
llvo bushels to ine acre; aiso turee Kinaa oi
Imana. These samolea were all out ln unlform
bottlea and properly labeled. Tbere were very
fine speclmons of com. of remarbnhlv larcrn
slze, ten and twelvo-rowcd, and very sound
and brlght. Thls part of the stato must be
weu auaptea to tno raislnz of com. to nrodnco
such a fine growth and maturlty ln auch an
unusually unfavorablo aeason as was that ot
last year, Among the exblbltora of com wero
8. W. FolBom, P. Bushnell nnd O. C. Wilder of
Waitsfield. B. D. Blsbeo of Moretown had the
Burbank and Beauty of Uebron potatoes; also
a fine sample of maplo syrup. Charlos D.
Smlth of Waitsfield had another fine Bamplo of
potatoes. 0. L Scovllle mado a fine dlsnlav
of the Imnroved butter color, manufactured by
wells, uicnardson Uo., uurllngton. Thore
wero also samples of butter tubo made at
Waterbury of slzes for holdtng five and ten
pounds each. Theae were eleht-slded. Instead
of ronnd, and aome ot them wero fillod wlth
Tho Odd Fcllows at Rutland.
The annual sesslon ot the Grand Encamn-
ment of Vermont, Indepondent Order of Odd
tellows, assommed at tne Utld Fellowa' hall,
Rutland, Tuesday mornlng of last week, the
followlng officera belng present: Leopold J.
Rettlng, grand patrlarch; John A. Parker, hlgh
prlest; SamuelU. Putnam, senlorwarden; J. K.
rgorton, grand acnoe; iimotny vinton, grand
treasurer, and Henry Kandall, grand junlor
warden, The committee on credentlals, S. G.
Putnam, II. M. Currler and 0. II. Henderson.
reported twenty-threo new membera, upon
wnom tne grand encampment degree was con
ferred. During the year the grand patrlarch
haa vlslted every encampment ln tne atate.
He appointed the followlng standlng commlt-
tees: un jnaiciary, iienry CiarK, l u. lirad
ford.Timothy Vinton; on correspondence, John
Rettlng, Darwln S. Warner, M P. Scnlllns; on
aubordinates, Uoniy Clark, Newman Weeks,
J. B. Soper; on state of the order, Timothy
Vinton. Jared D Perklna. Samuel G. Putnam:
on grevlancea, N. C. Hyde, John Corbett, E. F.
wumartn; on returna, iienry w. uurner, w.
W. Henry, L. R. Roblnson: on petltions. S. G.
Putnam, Frank Warner, J. D. Perklns; on
tinance, 1'. u. Uradlord, .. K. Tbayer, II. J.
Ward. The report of the grand acrlbe ahowed
the present membership ot thla branch ot the
order to be five hundred and alxty-elght.
Timothy Vinton, grand treasurer, reported re
celpta and expendlturea, leavlng 8211 ln the
treasury. The varlous commlttoes made their
reporta. It waa voted to purchaso a regalla
and jowel tor tbe grand patrlarch, and to re
publlsh the proceedings of tho grand encamp
ment oi lBiU-ii. a seml-annuai tax oi ten ,
cents was lald upon each membor and a per
dlcm of 81.50 for eacb one attendlng. II. M.
Currler, 0. II. Henderson and Charles Wood
house wero appointed a committee to reviee the
constitutlon and by-laws. A charter for a unl
form camp at Burlington waa granted. Excel
slor encampment, No. 4, was removed from
East Dorset to Bondville, ln the town of Win
hall. Tho followlng officera were elected:
Iienry Randall, St. Johnabury, grand patrlarch;
jonn a. i-arKor, uutiano, nign pneat; ai. r.
Sculllns, Burlington, senlor warden; J. K. Eg
erton, scribe; Timothy Vinton, Brattleboro,
treasurer; E R. Thayer, Brattleboro, junlor
warden; J. B. Soper, St. Jobnsbury, lnslde
guard; A. II. Sabin, Bellows Falls, outslde
guard; Frank M. Warner, Rutland, marsbal.
Wednesday the Grand Lodge of Vermont
convened at the same place, a large number of
representatlves from dluerent parts ol the
state belng present. The offlcers present were
w. w. Henry, grand master; llenry l. btlll
aon, deputy grand maBter; S. G. Putnam, grand
waroen; u. u. uenoerson, grand secretary; u.
R. Roblnson, grand treasnrer; Samuel Blg-
wood, grand cbaplaln; Frank C. White, grand
marsbal; II. I. Ward, grand condnctor; W. H.
II. Claflin, grand guardlan; S. G. Smlth, grand
berald. The committee on credentlals re
ported forty-one new members, upon whom
tne grand lodge degreea were conlerred. ihe
grand master then announced tbe standlng
commltteea as follows: Jndlary, Henry Clark,
W. D. Wllson, N. C. Hyde; state of the order,
S: Blgwood, George U. Clark, Timothy Vinton;
mileage and per diem, S, G. Putnam, Frank C.
White, Newman Weoks; grlevances, John C.
Temple, W. D. Wilson, 11. 11. Davls; subor
dlnates, J. K. Egerton, C. A. Perry; resolu-
tlons, ueorge II. Ulgelow, Iienry (Jlark,
Charles E Caustlc; finance, A. C. Nlles, D. C.
Foss, W. A. Mlller. Grand Secretary 0. II.
Henderson reported a membership of 1,850,
wttn a net gain oi 13U during tne year. urand
Treasurer L. R. Roblnson reported a fair bal
ance ln the treasury. J. K. Egerton, from a
speciai committee. reported nmendmenta to
the by-laws, which consolldated the dls-
tricta by countiea, and maklng the officlal
term after January 1, 1885, one year in
stead of slx months; adopted. A fraternal
greetlng, by telegraph, waa recelved irom tbe
Grand Lodge ot Manltoba and was responded
to. The followlng officera were elected and
Installed: Henry L. Stillson, Bennington, grand
master: samuel U. l'utnam. Rutland, deputy
grand master; Frank C. White, Bennington,
grand warden; 0. II. Henderson, St. Johna
bury, grand secretary; L. R. Roblnson, Derby
Llne, grand treasurer; aamuei uigwood, wi
nooski, grand cbaplaln; Henry M. Currler,
Brattleboro, grand representatlve: N. P. Bow-
man, bt. Johnsuury, grand marsnai; unanea
A, Perry, Readsboro, grand conductor; E. I.
Tuttle, Bradford, grand guardlan; Charles E.
Caustlc, Montpelier, grand berald. The com
mittee on the hlstory ot Odd Fellowshlp In
Vermont hope to complete the work durlog the
comlng year. The grand master appointed
district deputy grand masters as iouows: ai.
E. Merrlll, Rutland; M. P. Scullln, Burllng
ton; N. N. Post, St. Albans; D. C. Fosa, Island
Pond; J. B. Soper, St. Jobnsbury; P.-D. Brad
ford, Northfield; L. G. Rettlng, Brattleboro.
The next sesslon ot the grand lodge will be
held at Montpelier. Jleformer.
Enst Calais. The Rev. J. C. Mclnemey
preache-i next Sunday evenlng, at seven o'clock.
....Dr. B. L. Dwinellof Taunton. Mass.. made
hla parents. Mr. and Mrs. I. S. Dninell, a fly
ing vlslt laat week Zilman Plerce haa
reutcd nls larm to uvet luurston anu wiuis
Harwood for the comlng year. . . .0. A. Wilbur
ot Woodbury had one of the bonea of hU left
forearm fractured, whlle rolllng loga ln W. C.
Peck'a mlll-yard, last Wednesday. .. .The an
nual meetlng ot the ladlea' social clrclewlllbe
held next Thursday afternoon and evenlng at
tbo resldence ot Mr. and Mrs. Slmeon Webb.
It Ia desired that as many ot the membera os
possible wlll bo present. ...Mrs. George i.
Uiker ol uranvliio, jn. i., a apintuausc me
dlum, gave a lecture In tbe church, Friday
evenlng, and her husband spoke to the people
on Sunday afternoon. Mr. Baker wlll spoak
again next.Sunday afternoon, atone o'clock.
Moretown. The village school closed last
Fridav....Mr. Church has twenty-threo scbol-
nrs ln bls wrltlng class. . . . We understand that
Mrs. Pierce has sold her farm to Dnaoo uruce
for 84,700. ...Tbere ls to be n donatlou thla
ovonlng ut the house of S. M. Turner, in Dux
bury, tor the benefit of Rev. K. II. Bartlett.
All aro Invited.... Chester Ward, formerly ot
thls place but now ltvlng ln Johnson, haa gone
to Boston to be treated for the rheumatlsm,
from which he suffers much. .. .The lcy roads
and sldewalka make traveling dangerous. D.
F. Freeman a team tlpped over, one day last
week, but tortunately nothlng but tbe har-
nesses waa broken....we are lniormod inat
Torn Ward la qulte slck wlth dlphtberla.
Warren. Qulto u number ot the farmers ln
town. wlth their wlvea. attended the agrl
cultural meotlng at Waitsfield, last week, and
report an excellout tlmo. .. .E. C. Klngaburyot
Provldence, lt. I., ls ln town vlsltlng frienda
agaln....M. E. Gleason la stopplng In town at
present. . . .Mrs. Aimona uiiui ia unagerouBiy
slck....Mr. and Mrs. T. I. Sargentof Brookfield
aro vlsltlng old frienda and nelghbora In town.
. ...Kimoai uaipn oi Asniauum, ivis., inaae
us a brlef vlslt, not long nlnce..,.Mra. M. R.
Goodspoed haa spent tho post week in Granville
wlth hor slster, Mra. Ira Patrlck, who ia very
Ition new styles in furnlture can be obtalned
In Boston ot the manufacturor at remarkably
lowprlces. I'alneseoms tobe -t.i..
already bls Immense stock ls a
from near and far, We know
tabllshment ln Auierlca tbat o
stock ot nlce furnlture, read
onco, and at auch remarkabl
viau iu ius swru, o iouai
I Malne dopot, will prove to a
eay to be correct.