Newspaper Page Text
BY W. W. PRESCOTT.
MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, EEBIiUARY 20, 18S4.
VOIi. 79. 4036. NO. 19.
ffnfclnmm & $owml
WEDNESDAY, FEBIIUAHY 20, 1881.
County Tempcrftiico CoiiTcntlon.
The freemen of Waehlnglon county, and all Inter
Mteil ln the cause of tempcranco, are requetl to
nioet ln rmas convontlon at th Coutt-liome, ln Mont
pelier, Batubdat, tiik 23d dat of FsuatJAttT, A. D.
1881, at half-paM ten o'clock, A. m., for the purpone of
nomlnatlng a candidato for county commlsaloner and
electlng county and town commlttcos, and connuHtni;
together an to the lest means of promotlng a niore
actlve and healthy temperance Bentlinent througliout
the connty, Speakers are expected to be prenent to
address the conventlon. Come out, one and all, and
let U8 have a good ronslng conventlon,
I.. M. IIUTClllSSON,!
T, lt, (Iobdon, l Countv
J. II. IIoldbsc, Commtttee.
U. O.lioics, J
IIas the Northfield Farmer and iVeios heard
that Dr. Nlchola Ia a candldate for tho gover
Tiik report that Colonel C. H. Joyco lntonda
returnlng to Rutland for the practice of law ls
Tiib managera of the Central Vormont road
are taklng a flnal Inventory, prepnratoty to
turnlng the road over to the Consolldated
Tiik Argus devoted over a column of lts vnlu
able epace, last woek, to sliowlng up the "monu
mental Ignorance " of The Watciiman, and
even then dld not soem satisfied with the ro
eult. 1'oor, unhappy Argus J
Chancellob Rowell hag deeided to in
struct the recelvor to sell the mlnlng property at
Ely for the benefit ot the bond-holders and
credltora on tho motlon of tho Vermont Coppor
Mlnlng Company made ln January. The prop.
erty ia valued at 81,000,000.
The Rutland Railroad Company has aued ex
Presldent John B. Fuge for 8200,000, for money
clalmed to be due the company from I'age,
and which, lt la alleged, were had and retained
by him durlng hla ofllcial connectlon wlth the
road. The proceaa waa served laat Friday.
The Batea house, Rutland, waa sold on Sat
urday for 87,500 ovor the mortgage (about
S2C.0O0), Dr. John A. Moad bolng the pur
chaser. Mr. Mead wlll take possesslon of the
property either to-day or March lst. It ia
not belleved that he proposea to run the hotel
hlmaelf, but wlll probably leaae lt.
MESSKS. I'ALLISElt, PALLISEH & COMrANV Of
Bridgeport, Connecticut, have publlshed, under
the tltle of " Pallisera' Useful Detalls," a aerlea
of articlea of great practlcal uso to' archltocta
and bulldera. The hinta are practlcal, and In
cludo every conceivable thing whlch gooa to
mako a house or furnlah lt. Tho drawinga of
the outllnea are carefnlly executed.
Philadeli'uia Press: " The democratlc can
dldate for governor in Vermont thla year wlll
probably be tho Hon. Bradley B. Smalley. Ile
haa been for soip.o tlme the state'B representa
tlve on tho democratlc nattonal committee.
Tho only compenaatiou a domocrat geta for
headlng hla party'a ticket ln Vermont ia in
havlng the honorary tltle of 'governor' pro
fixed to hla name thcreafter."
Receiveii Rich began last Monday tho pay
ment of the twenty per cent dividend to the
St. Albwa Truat Company depositora. Namea
on the company'a booka are nnmbered from
three thousand seven hundred upwarda, and at
thla number the paymenta commence, about
two hundred and fifty checka belng sent out
each day through the mails, ln numerical
order, till all have been furnlshed wlth thelr
ahare of tho caah.
An exchange aays: " We hear it rumored tbat
a ' soap-bubble' featival ia propoaed by the
young people of St. Peter'a church, to be held
at an e.irly date. It ia propoaed thatalarge
punch-bowl of aoap-suda ahall be placed in the
hall; that pipea decorated wlth rlbbona be
sold to all that attend, and prizes wlll be given
to tho blowera most succeasful ln formlng the
irridescent and fragile apherea." Ilasn't thla
aort of foollshnesa been carried about far
It la eometlmea aaid that great minda run in
the aame channol, but perhapa the followlng ia
one of the exceptlons whlch prove the rule.
The Northfield Farmer and News saya: "The
Plngree boom aeema llkely to go to the wall
A Fair Ilaven tobacconiat calla a new brand of
cigara the ' Pingree.' " But the Springfield Ile-
porter viewa it differently: "A Fair Ilaven
tobacconiat haa named a brand of cigara the
' Pingree.' Thla settlea the governor question
for ' Sam.' "
Windsok Jochnal: " It looka now aa if the
late Vermont Accldent Assoclation of Rutland
. died aa frauda do die. At least, thla is tho
oplnlon of a number of our towna-pooplo who
were inveigled lnto Inveatlng thelr ehekola in
the lnatltution. At tho aame tlme, many are
luqulring to what extent were the dlrectora nc
qualnted wlth the concern." A correspondent,
ln another column, aeema to take about the
aame view of the matter. It would aeem to be
in order for the managera of the company to
rise and oxplain.
Tiik annual conventlon of the maaonlc craft
of Washington county wlll be held at Maaonlc
hall, Montpelier, next Frlday, February 22,
under the dlrection of J, Ilenry Jackaon, dls
trict deputy grand maater. The meetlng wlll
upen at two o'clock in the afternoon, and the
grand ofllcers of the grand lodge of Vermont
wlll bo receivod. The work of the first degree
wlll be exemplified by Mad Rlver lodge, No,
77, of Waitsfield. Green Mountain lodge, No,
G8, of Cabot, wlll give the work of the second
degree. At aeven o'clock in the eveulng Wl
nooakl lodge, No. 49, of Waterbury, wlll confer
the thlrd degree. All worthy maater rnasona
In lts lsaue of January 0th the Argus plumed
ltaelf on lta rapldly lncreaslng liat, and aaid
that ita clrculatlon for that week waa " over
teven thousand," In a mlld way, Tiik Watcii.
man ventured to auggeat that thla atatement
rnust have been iutended ln a Plckwickian
senae, and later developtnents confirm the
truth of our aaaertlon. Laat week our ea
teemed contomporary came down to facts, and
atated that lta clrculatlon for the edltion dated
January 10 waa two hundred and alxty-two
quirea, or alx thouaand two hundred and elghty.
elght coplea. Now, one of two conclualona fol
low8: either the Argus made a mlatake (to put
it mildly) when it aaid "over seven thousand,'
or lta clrculatlon decreaaed over aeven hundred
coplea In one week, " You pays your money
and you takea your choice."
In the blography of the late Senator Carpen
ter appeara the followlng Incldent: "Young
Carpenter'a flrst profeaslonal engagement, af
ter roturnlng fromWeat Polnt, waa mado early
ln 18-10, when he waa betweon twenty-ono and
twenty-two yoars of age. The oppoalng coun-
ael was no leaa than George F. Edmunds, then
llvlng at Richmond, Bomethlng llke twenty
mlloa down the Winooski rlver. Tho two
fledgllngs, each afrald of tho other, mot ln a
little gray woodon Bchool-house ln tho town of
Bolton, In a gap of the Gr6en mountalns, and
half way from Watorbury to Richmond. Tho
Bult, Bmall aa lt really waa, attractod no little
attentlon from the farmera of the nolghbor-
hood, and tho artleaa but attentlve audience
waa preaent, nntll far lnto the night, to llBten
to tho foronalc ellorts, tho aharp retorta, and
tho ciude legerdemaln of the young Black-stoncB."
Aoheeaiilv to a general desire among mem
bera of the Reunlon Soclety of Vermont Ofil
cora, the aocretary waa lnattucted, at the
twentloth annual reunlon, held at Rutland,
Octobor 18, 1883, to Ibbuo a circular, glving es
timatea of tho cost of publlahlng a book of the
recorda of thia aociety ainco lta orgnnlzatlon,
wlth tho addresses dollvercd at lts annual re
unlons, and a roater of ita membera. In pur
auance of theae inatructlons, a circular haa been
i8aued by Fred E. Smlth, aecretary, and la sent,
together with a blank form for subscrlptlon, to
membera ot the aociety, and other offlcers and
aoldlers. It ia estlmated that the recorda mako
about fivo hundred ordinary book pages, and
can be publiahed ln good and durablo form for
one dollar and ilfty conta a copy, provided that
fivo hundred coplea at least are taken. In any
event, the prlco of stngle coplea wlll not exceed
Tiik Hartford Courant pays thla trlbute to
the merlta of Oood Cheer, the monthly paper
which we are Eendlng riiEic to all who pay for
The Watciiman a f ull year in ad vance : " Oood
Cheer is a rnodel of what auch a famlly paper
ehould be. Indeed, Oood Cheer aeems to grow
better and better from month to month, and it
Ia only natur.il that lts clrculatlon should be
growlng blgger from month to month, too. It
ia a case of well-earnedprosperlty. The edltor
and publlaher have ahown that it ia poasible
for such a paper to sncceed without dabbllng
in lurid aensatlonalism, to be low-priced wlth
out belng low-moralcd, to be popular without
bolng trashy, to be rellgious without belng in
tho loast 'preachy' or dull. In dolng that,
they havo done tho communlty a servico."
Thoae who wiah to have thelr eubacriptions be.
gln with tho February number should pay for
thelr paper to February 1, 1885, this week.
A l'AitTr searchlng for Krauser's body ln
Lipham bay, near St. Albana, last Thursday,
found on Smith's point, a short dlstance from
the shore, a large pool of blood and two spota
whcre a human body had laln. Leadlng from
thla spot were aled-tracka and foot-printa out
on the ice toward two fiah-holea. The physi
cian who examined aorue of the blood saya that
braln matter ia mixed with it. Appearances
Indlcate that Von Blumenthal, or Meyer, shot
Krauaer on Smith'a point, dragged the body
to the fish-hole and put it into the lake. The
preliminary hearing bringa out many circura-
atancea that polnt to Meyer's gullt. The dis-
covery of tho blood strengthena suapiclou, and
every effort will be mado to flnd the body,
few daya ago Krausor'a trousera were found in
tlio samo vicinity, and had tho appearance of
having been atripped from aome body. Meyer
is indifferent. In caae the body ia not found
at once, he will undoubtedly be held for trial
1 A quicrc and caref ul obscrvation la the chief
atock in the phrenoloqical trade," was the re
mark of a man who formerly traveled with
Fowler, the origlnal American phrenologiat,
' By long practice, one can alze up pretty ac
curately any eubject that comes under hls
handa. Taklng for a basla the fact that strong
characterlatlcs are apt to be indlcated ln a per
bou'b face, and even more in hla manner and
clothea, we build on thatoui atructuro of guesa
work. When wo are wholly in doubt, we deal
out aome generalitlea that mean somethtng or
nothlng, just aa the dupecboodea totake them
We also 1111 ln with remarka about hla tompera
ment and health, whlch are polnta opeu to any
trained observer; and, if we can alyly manage
to learn hla occupatlon, we give him good
enough advlce ln regard to that particular avo-
catton. The whole aim la to put just aa little
of positive meanlng aa poaslblo lnto the 1 chart
which we take hla money for, and at the aame
time flatter him judlcioualy."
The forelgn insurance companies, exceeding
thirty in number, which up to Saturday had
made returna, nnd whlch had been examined
and nccepted by the commiasloner, pay over
87,000 ln taxes. The Natlonal Llfe of Mont
pelier pays 2,432.27. Rallwaya, savlngsbanks,
expresa, teiegrapu ana otner companies are
paylng promptly, When the returna are com
pleto, we shall make a comprehenalve showlng
of the worklng of tho law for the firtt year of
lta operatlon. The South-eastern rallway,
whlch made lts returna for the first eixmonths,
has not yet pald, and the commlssloner haB
Bued tho company, Suit haa alao been entered
for the tax duo from the Vermont Central for
tho firat alx montha. In regard to thla suit, it
la but just to Governor Smlth to aay that ln hla
capaclty aa truatee of that corporatlon he doen
not feel authorized, under the law exempting
that company, to pay to much of the tax as
accrued prlor to the forecloaure in May, when
the road became tho property of tho now cor
poratlon, It ia Imposslble, it ia clalmed, to
aoparate the earnlnga from May to July lat
from those of the previoua portlon of the first
b!x monthB. The neglect to pay is on technical
grounds only, that the truatee may act in the
matter under the protectlon of a ruling of the
court. There Ia no conteat involvlng the va
lldlty ot the law, and the governor doea not
wiah to be underatood aa holdinga hostlle attl
tude toward the law. Under No. G ot the Stat
utea ot 1882 the commiasloner could not do
otherwiae than brtng auit. The taxea on all
the other rbada run by the Central were
promptly pald, nnd will be on the old Vermont
Central for the alx montha now due.
Hon. Geouoe W. Hkndbb haa gone to
Waahlngton, D. C.
G. D, IIaiivey haa closod hla labors on tho
Caledonian, much to tho rellef of tho Index.
Hon. David E. Nicholson was nomlnated
for county commlsalonerby the Rutland county
II. C. MoDuffke, Esq,, of Bradford, ls mak-
lng a bualneaa trip through tho Weat, and wlll
be abaent aeveral weekB.
IIukl Rockwoou, a promlnont manufacturer
of Bennington, dlod early Frlday mornlng of
pneumonia, aged fifty-throe ycara.
ELiriuz II. AtLEN haa ngaln been put ln
nomlnatlon for county commiBslonor by the
Orange county tomporanco soclety.
C. II. Palmek, formerly of Jericho, la re-
ported aa belng impllcated ln aoino alleged
crookedness ln the organtzatlon of sevoral
countles in Dakota.
J. J. R, RandalTj of Rutland la ln AVaahlng-
ton, In attendance on the apeclal nnnual meet
lng of the department of auporintendence, n
branch of the natlonal educatlonal aaaoclatlon.
Rev. Mosks Kidueu of Woodatock haB a
record that fow mlniatera can equal. Durlng
hla forty-four years' mlnistry he has marrled one
thousand couplea and attended two thouaand
FitANic II. Bascom, grand master of the
Grand Councll of Royal and Solect Maaons of
Vermont, haa nppolntod Warren G. Reynolds
of Burlington grand recorder ad inlerim, vice
Edward E. Greenleaf, reaigned.
Aliiekt Chai-man of Middlebury, secretary
of the Vermont Merino Sheep-breedera' Assocla
tion and of the Natlonal Wool-growers' Asaocla'
tlon, went to Washington last week to look
after the intereata of the wool-gtowera ln the
discuasiona on tho tarlfl blll beforo tho com-
mittoe on waya and means.
IIon. NoitsiAN Millinqton of North Ben-
nington died on Thuraday, after a long lllness.
Ile was honored by hla townamen with many
ofilcea of trust, havlng representod Shnftabury
ln tho legialature aeveral yeara. Ile had been
aenator from Bennington county, iudge of
the Bennington county court, county commla'
sloner, a atate prlson director, etc. Ile was a
a man of Btrong frlendshipa and undouhted
The extenalve cracker bakery and confec-
tlonery manufactory ownod by George W,
Smith, at White Rlvor Junction, waa destroyed
by fire the 13th. Tho buildlng was of brlck,
three stories hlgb, and was equipped with new
and coatly utenslla and machlnery. The rlro
orlginated In the baaement, about mldnlght,
and burned for two hours. About 300 barrela
of llour, a ton of sugur and a conalderable
amount of manufactured goods, were destroyed.
The total amount ot dutles collected at St,
Albana durlng January waa 817,072.73; value
ot dutiable gooda entered, 8(11,013.30; value ot
free gooda entered, 811,000, Among the en
trlea made were CO.lOl pounda of wool, valued
at 816,114; hay to tho amount ot 2,023 tona,
valued at 821,050, and 22,050 pounda ot butter,
valued at 85,203. Thla doea not include a large
amount of gooda aent forward ln bond, dutles
1 on whlch are payable at deatlnatlon.
The ladlea' sewing aociety of Chrlst church
will meet with Mra. II. W. Kempton to-morrow
Rev. E. D. Mason, paator of the Baptlst
church, will preach nt Wrigntaville noxt oun
day afternoon, at two o'clock.
GEOitdE B. Siiei'Aud haa been elected a
member of the Pi Eta, one of the three leadlng
soclal socletles in liarvarci couege.
An adiourned meetlng of the Young Men'a
Christiau Aasociation will bo hold at thelr
rooma next Saturday evenlng, at half-paat
seven o clock.
In coramentlne tinon the fact that our total
taxea thia vear aro only aeventv-eicht centa on
the dollar, tlie llcformer saya: "That ls the
way to make a town prosper."
The thaw df the nast few daya haa left the
streeta in a very bad condltion. The alelghing
on the princlpal atreeta haa suffered much, and
tne amewaiKs in many piacea are entireiy cov-
erea wlth water.
Rev. L. G. Waue of Burlington is to preach
ln tne Unurcli ol tho ueaalan, next aunday, on
exchange wltn Mr. wrlgnt, ana H also to nom
a aervice in the Morse Bchool-houae, in Eiat
Montpelier, In tho afternoon.
It ia J. D. Wilklna who haa received the an-
polntraent to the general agency for Vermont
ot the Connecticut Mutual Llfe Insurance Com
pany, ln the place of A. C. Brown, reaigned,
and not J, b. wilklna, aa atated last week.
E. II. Bloss of Wriehtavllle loat nulto a
valuable horse on Sundny. Mr. Bloss waa
aoon to have beeun the drawlng of loza from
the new steam mlll near Wrlghtaville, and hla
losa la all tho more aerioua on tuia account.
Rev. II. F. IIill conducted services ln the
Jonea' Brook achool-house (Moretown) last Frl-
dav evenlng. lt ls thongnt tliat reguiar ser
vices may hereafter be held at that place, to
bo conducted by tlio Montpelier pastors altor
nately, li so uesirea.
A HEitviCE of aong will be held by tho Young
Men's Christiau Aaaoclatlon at the Baptlst
church, next Sunday afternoon, at half-past
three o clock. a coraiai mvitation ia oxtenoed
to all, and to thla la added a request that all
uring copies ot tne uoapei tiymna.
Do not forget the camn-fire at Capital hall
to-morrow evenlng, on the occasion of tho re
unlon of Company F, Second Regiment. Col
onel Randall wlll be ln attendance, and remln
iscencea of the war will be given by other
speakers. ine iteynoiaa aistera, tne cuiid
vlollnlsta, assiated by thelr fatber, Dr, A. II
Reynolds, and other mualcians, wlll be present.
Last werk Tuesday John Murray was ar
rested bv Ofllcer T. J. Keecan for lntoxlcatlon.
Wedneaday forenoon he waa taken before Jua
tice Clark and fined five dollara and costs.
Thla amount was pald by hla father. Murray
clalmed to have procured hla liquor of one
Milton voung, wno waa arreatca anu invited to
liand over Sl'J w fnr tue beneflt ol tho state.
Ile waa unablo to pay, and has been glvon pro
batlon. A l-AUTV coraprlaing about elghty-two of tho
friends of Mr. and Mra. E. F. Hutchina gave
them a ploaaant 8urpriae at thelr home on Frl
day evenlng, and preaented them numeroua
gllta. An enioyable soclal tlme was had. and
cake and colfee were Berved by the vlaitora.
After partaklng of the refreahmenta, a ahort
tlme waa npent ln slnglng. Thia waa followed
by a prayer by Rev. Mr. Maaon, nnd the party
dispersed with klnd wiahea to Mr, and Mra.
Post Bhooks, G. A. R., are to have a camp
firo In the vestry of the Baptlat church thia
(WcdneBday) evenlng, at aeven o'clock. The
membera of thla church take much lntereat ln
the aticceaa of the nffalr, nnd it la hopod that
the rectlpta may be large, na there la eapecial
need of f unda at present, ln order to aid t-lck
comrades. Baskets wlll bo aold at anctlon at
elght o'clock, after whlch there wlll be an in
tertnlaalon of one-halt hour for luncb. Stotloa
of experlence in camp and on the battle field,
and Blnglng of war songs by tho poat glce-club,
wlll take up tne rcraainaer oi tue evenlng,
Tnr. oyster supper nnd aociable, given by
the ladlea ot Bethany soclety, at the chapol,
Friday evenlng, waa nulte a Buccena, thepro
ceeda being about 841. Tho entertalnment
of tlio evenlng was quite varied, The pre
aentatlonof tableauxof the "Songa ot Seven"
was a verv uleaaant leature. Mra. AveriU's
reading waa well received, and waa woll woithy
of theappreciation ahown. Vocnl and lnstru
mental tnunlc, a declamatlon by I. W. Cate,
charadoB, lllustratcd proverba, and ehadow
plcturea aerved to add to tho enjoyment ot the
occaalon. The effect of the tableaux waa
greatly cnhanced by the uso of a powerf ul hoad
light whlch was klnilly loaned to the ladlea
by Superlntendent II. W. Whitcomb ot the
Montpelier & Wells Rlver railroad.
Wb call attentlon ngaln to the coiubo ot lec
turea by Jamea Kay Apnlebee, to be glvcn ln
the voatry of tho Chutch of the Messlah, be
ginnlng next Frlday evenlng wlth hla origlnal
analyala and dlacuaslon ot Shakvpearo'a " Mer
chant of Venlce," in whlch Belectlona wlll be
roclted with thodramatio power for whlch Mr.
Applebee la noted. The datea and subjects of
the other lectures are aa follnwa: Saturday,
February 23, " Thomaa Hood, Poet and I'una
tor;" Wedneaday, Maroh 8, "Charlea Dlck.
enaaa a Sentlmentallat and llumorlat;" Frl
day, March 7, " Our Boya." Ticketa for the
course, nt flfty conta each, may bo secured at
the atorea ot T, O. Plilnney, lilanchard Broth
era, II. C, Webater and II. S. Loomia, and nt
tho Flrst Natlonal bank. Slnglo ndmlsBlon,
twenty cents. N. B, Net proceeds for the
Montpelier public Ubrary that la to bo.
Thb nuarterlv meetlnz of the Washlnnton
County Good TemplarB' Unlon was held ln the
Hantlst church on Frldav. Rerjorta ot lodcea.
and general buainesa pertalning thereto, occu-
pied tne time oi tue morning sossion. ine ex
crcloeB in the afternoon wero of a llternry
character, conslstlng of declamatlonB, eBsaya,
and recitatlons, mustc belng interaporsed,
Then followed a dtscusslon of tho question:
Haa perBonal labor more to do tlian public
Itiiluence ln creatlng a public Bentlraent ln
favorof the prohlbltory law?" The dcclslon
of the committeo wns reaerved. Tho remaln-
Ine momenta of tho afternoon sossion wero oc-
cupied by brlof specchea upon the good of the
order. Supper wnB Berved ln tho vestry for n
conslderabie numbor. The ovenlng waa de
voted to the grand worthy chlef templar of Ver
mont, Frank Plumley, Fq , of Northfield, who
dellvered a vety excellent nddreaa. About alx
nundrea peopio nttenaoa inia eeaaion. eariy
three hundred membera of dlfferent lodges of
this county were present, nnd the meetlngB
woro most successtut throughout.
Tiik annual banauet and electlon of ofllcera
of Gamallol Washburn Lodge of Porfectlon wbb
tiold Tuesday evenlng, tne vzia lnstant. a
larce attendance. enioyable bannuet, and con-
ferrlng the fourteenth degree grado upon aev
eral candldates, were among tne pienpant lea-
turoa ol tlio occaalon. itov. n, r. iiiu,
liavlnc nreslded In the east for three yearB,
declined a re-electlon. The follwwlng ofilcora
wero elected for the vear enaulng: Wllliam A.
Briggs, 1G, T. P. grand master; Ilenry Lowe,
10, deputy grand master; George W. Wing,
32, V. S. grand warden: Edwln R. Morse,
10, V. J. grand warden; Wllliam II Herrlck,
grand orator; irank n. uascom, ya"
erand treaaurer: Charlea II. Heaton, 32, grani
aecretary; Ambroae J. Alexander, 14, grand
master of cercmonlea; A. O. Cummlns, 10,
grand hospltaler; II. t. 11111, 3, grand cap-
ta n oi cuard : Jamea r. baoin. ll. crand or
ganist; Jaraca A. Erwln, 10, grand tyler. The
15(1 tro of Perfection and Councll of Prlncea of
Jerusalem are dolng a very large amount of
work, nnd at no tlme ln tne iiHtory oi tne rito
have the proapecta been eo fiattoring aa nt
present. The next meetlng will bo held
C. W. PoitTKit, Esq., went to New York city
on Monday. He wlll be absent a week or ten
daya . . Colonel Fred E. Smlth ia on a western
trlD. no wiu ce abaent arxmt two weeits.
Florence Bailey went to Boston on Wedneaday
last. Sho wlll spend a few weeka wlth frlenda
ln Boraervllle. ...Mra. il. stratton returneu
from her weatern trip on Frlday George w,
McAlllster has recovered from hls recent 111
nesa aulllcientlv to resume hla dutiea as lanitor
at the Unlon achool-house Jamea Wflley of
Swampscott, Mass., haa been in town for a few
davs. stonmnir wltn nia latner, j. u. winey,
. ...Marv Ellis came home from Tilden eem
Inarvon Thuradav Gilman Dodeo, Jr.. of
West Kandolpli, apont sunday wltn nia parenta
ln thia place Mra. F. W. Morse gave a tea-
nartv to some of her frlenda last Thuradav
evenlng i;r. ana Mra. n, u. iirignam nave
been ln Boston the nast week. Ihe Uoctor
will return on Friday W. W. Newcomb has
returned from Floridn, and la again clerklng in
A. G. Stono'a jewelry atore Mary Dewey ls
ln Boston..,. Kate and Gertrude Park returned
from Boston last Thursday, after an abaence
of some four or five weeka E. M. Irish is
absent on atripto Morrisville, wherehe iavlalt
Inc hls tnother. He la accompanied by hla
brother, Noble Iriahof Richmond. Mra. Irish ia
vlsiting with Mrs. Charles Keene ln Waterbury.
.A. D larwoll oxpeots to movo lnto nia
quartors, in the new buildlng tastof the "arch,"
next week. . . . jen. u. uamp naa goue to ancni
gau, to fill a posltion in a hotel F. W.
Brown ot lonkers, J), V , waf ln town, irlday,
on bualneaa for the Mutual Uie insurance
Company of New York Mr. and Mra. G.
W. Cobb of Chlcngo aro visiting Mrs. Charlea
Uailey at the Pavllion. Mr. Cobb ia wlth E.
W B.iiley & Co.. at Chicago. . . .Last Tuesday,
aa Mra. F. D. Dewey waa descendlng the staira
leadlng to Mra. Leland a dresa-making rooma,
she allpped and fell to the bottom, sustaining
quite a aerlous injury to the splne. She suffera
much from the reault, but wlll recover In time.
. . . A claas ol slx voung ladles ls to recelve ln-
Btruction in elocution from Mra. A. C. Averill.
Mr. Donaldson haa gone home for a ahort
tlme, aa he waa unable to atudy. We hope he
will aoon be with ua ngaln.
Du. I'AitKEit's lectur3 drew a good audience,
taklng the walklng lnto consideratlon. There
were three or four hundred present, and all
were hlghly pleaaed The dactor underatanda
Indla to a T.
Tiik followlng rcsolutlon was dlscuaaed in
lyceum last Frlday evening: " liesolved, That
the right of the ballot should be extended to
women." Dlspntants adlrmatlve, H, J. Blck
ford and Armstrong; negatlve, Webber and
Terrlll. Deeided in the alllrmatlve by the
board of decision. Missea Tupper and Annie
Ashley each favorcd the lyceum with a song.
East Montpelier.-Rev. L. G. Ware ot
Burlington will preach nt the Morse school-
houae next Sundny afternoon The On-tho-
Btalra Circle will meet with the Missea Peck
next week WedneBday, the 27th lnstant, at
two r. m. It belng the annlversary of Long
fellow's blrthday, there will he literary exer-
ciaes appropriate to the occaslon Mra. WU-
lard Sandera, who haa been 111 for some tlme,
had a paralytlc ahock laat week, from whlch
ahe died yesterday The frlenda of Carrle
Wlllfy are sorry to learn that she has glvon up
lior school, nnd haa been quite 111 nt her home
in Montpelier durlng the past two weeka
One week ago yeatorday E. W. Ormsbee nnd
George Goodwiu gnvo a rlde to the members
of the Baptlat mia-lonary aociety hore nnd at
Montpelier, the objcctive point belng the home
of Deacon A. J. Rouerts. who expects to movo
West ln a few weeks. There were about forty
present, and we hear it epoken of na one of tho
Bociety's beat aodablea There were ono
hundred Invitationa given in town to the
Calais darice at Plainfield, and aome less than
half the company present were from our town.
. . . . Georgo Davis has aold slx head of cattle
from hls herd of Devonshires. . . . A man from
New Hampahire recently purchaaed three
turkeya from J. R. Young, paylng 815 for
them At the slierlff'a auctlon sale, last
Wedneaday, the atock and farmlng toola of N.
W. JohnBon went to J. A. Wlng, Etq , at a
merely nomlnal price, with the exceptiou of tho
colt, whlch waa purchaaed by Mr. Perkina for
8107.... Fred Fuller waa at Montpelier last
Saturday making purchaaee, In antlclpatlon ot
the comlng sugnr seaaon and honey-moon,
May Miaa Peck brlng to him a larger meaeure
of happlneaa than her name indlcntea, and may
her joy be Fuller than ever ...Mrs. Maggle
Ormsbeo returnod from Plainfield last Satur
day. She hired a houae durlng her vlslt, and
expects to movo next week.... L. St. John of
Montpelier haa rented the Roxy Gould place,
ln the Ilorn-of-the-Moon dlstrict, and is to take
up hla lunar residenco the lat of Aprll....We
aro informed from headquartera that Squire
lianey naa nau no intentions oi moving to
Montpelier Mra. Elvlra Pillabury, who
came. before Chriatmaa, to vialt relatlveg hero
and ln neigbborlng towns, returned to her
home ln Holland yesterday.... George Davls
apeut part ot last week ln Boston.... Mr. and
Mra. Eugone Hnthaway havo been spendlng
severnl dnya wlth frlenda ln Cabot. ...The
recent raina have fllled up the sprlnga nnd
water is cheaper...,The boya at the Centcr
had thelr coaating aport varied, Saturday nlght,
by tue appearance ol a dtlveness team wiucu
they took ln cbarge tlll the owner nrrlved ; then
there waa a tlp-over, a man cooped under a
slelgh-box, i righting up again, an ackuowl
edged " Guesa Ira a little tlght, boys," and the
Btranger drove on, lenving the boya to consider
the moral of the story.
FuitNiTOitK. Thero is now in Boston one of
the most extenalve manutacturlng establish
menta ln Amerlca. The entrance to Pnlne'a
turntturo wnrerooma la at 48 Canal street, o;
posite Malne depot. They not only manufnc
ture. but alao linnort from Italv curtoua carved
plecea of the tlme of tho Dogea of Venlce;
from Switzerland, fine lace curtains: from
France, lnlnld woods, tnpeatriea, and rich allks
for upholsterlng; from England, red, amber.
blue and black lialr-clotb, in rlchly brocaded
patterns, bealdes a largo varlety of lace cur
tains, There, together with thelr own numer
oua manufacturea, wlll well repay one to travel
mlles to vlalt. Ulustrated llata ot theae are
Bent upon appllcatlon.
TnrutK ls to be nn entertalnment by the
sttidents at Academy hall next Frlday evenlng.
Tiib ladles of tho UniverBallst soclety wlll
hold a eoclable at Harrington's hall, South
Barre, thla (Wedneaday) evonlnc. to whlch all
Tiib donntlon at the Methodlst rarsonaco
was qnite well attended laat Wedneaday even
lng, and somo 840 woro left for tho bcnefit of
tho pastor nnd hls famlly.
Rev, L. Tenney wlll occudv tho desk at the
Unlversnllst church next Sundav afternoon. in
ncceptnnco of Mr. Tenney'a courteous oflor to
Mr. Ktmmeu, some time sinco.
Rev. Mit. Svkes of Canton (New York) thoo-
logicnl school, who has been preachlng nt
Williamstown tnlawlntor. wlll occudv tne deak
at the Unlversallst church each Sunday after
noon aurmg tlio montn ol Marcb.
IitA Meaus died last Sunday night, of con-
sumptlon, after a long lllness, The funoral
wlll ue neid irom tne liouao at oloven o clock.
thla (Wedneaday) forenoon, nftor whlch the
remains wlll be carried to i-aat Montpelier lor
The ladles' unlon fcstlvnl at tho vestry of
the Unlveraallst church. last Wedneaday even
lng, waa very successful, the veatry belng filled
with people. A very pleasant evenlng waa
passed. The recelpta of tho evenlng amounted
to about So.
The lecture aaaoclatlon haa engaged Jamea
Kay Applebee of Boston to give three lectureB
the firat, Thuraday evenlng, February 21; the
aecond, Monday evening, March 3; and the
tlilrd, rueadny evening, Marcn 4 tne tnreo to
count aa one ln tne courao.
J. W. I.KONAiiD has cloaed his meat-market,
and will move back to hla farm ngaln thla
week. Thia leavea vncant the beat market in
the village, and ia an excellent opening for
aome live man wlth money, and backbone
enough to stlck to business.
An alarm of fire was given on the stroetB
Monday night, just after ten o'clock, whlch
cieated nulte a stlr lor a lew minutes. but lor
tunately proved nothlng worae than a chlmney
burnlng out in the Bolster tenement-house, on
Elra Btreet, occupled by A. G. LaPolnt and
A uwEr.t.iNa-iiousE at South Barre, owned
by Mra. Clark Day and occupled by Meader
Rlartln, was uurned between twelve and one
o'clock Saturday mornlng. The fire ls reported
to nave caugnt somewnero aroind an old llre
place. The buildlng waa inaured probably
for enough to nearly cover loaa, aa lt waa an
Labt Frlday evenlng the town hall was filled
to lts utmost seatlng capaclty to llsten to the
play " Nelghbor Jackwood" by the Northfield
dramatic club. It waa excellently played and
listened to wltn markcd and careiul attentlon
Nearly all the parta were well taken. Rarely ia
such an nctress as Grandmother Wlggleaby
found in nn amateur comnany. llie parts
Enos Cmmlet and Mrs. Jackwood, were well
played and ellcited much applauae from the
audience, aa dld alao Bim. In fact, the play
was a oeciaed nit.
Fifteen yeara ago Mr. Jamea M. Perry and
wne were joined m marnage in tne onck meet'
ing-houae in thia town. Someof their frlenda,
wfshlng to give them nn agreeable aurprise,
devised and carried out the followlng ingenioua
pian lor a visit last r-riaay evening: An lnvi
tation to tea waa given Mr. and Mra. Perry
and Dr. 11. U. wortliern and wlfe at Mr. M.
Barnes'. on West hlll. Aa aoon aa thev had
left the village, carda of invltatlon to Mr. Per
ry 's wero circulated, and, on thelr return to
tne village, they saw thelr houae Ulumlnated
and nuea wltn guests. it was a comniete sur
prlse. On thelr table were found several choice
piecea of allver-ware. an elegant basket of now.
era from thegreen-bouseof Wllliam Clark, and
Mrs. Jndith Kelth contrlbuted the nroduct of
her own ekill and induatry, handsome worated
work for the cover of nn ottoman. Hearty
congratulationa were exchanged, a pleasant
soclal lnterviow followed, and two brlei ad
dresses were made one ln behalf of theguesta
and the other in the name of the family. Af
ter prayer, there waa cheerful rauaic, wlth the
aerving of cake and coffeo nnd at a late hou
tho company bld ndleu to their respected
frlenda, expreaaing the hopo that they may cnjoy
another reunlon at the closeof the next fifteen
yeara, and that we may all at length meet ln
tnenome oi tne noiy.
Cauuie Wheelock haa been vlsiting ln
Montpelier the past week. . . .Uncle Dana was
nioved to his daughter's bnme, in Orange, laat
Sunday. . . . E. F. Wlllard has rented Dodge W.
Sowles' farm and atock for one year. . . . Mr.
Sowlea ia to be night watciiman at the fork
shop. . .Mra. B. W. Braley is ln attendance upon
tho slnglng conventlon at Northfield tlils week.
. .. .Ella Ilowe of Northfield Is at work at A.
C. Bradford'a....Mra. Chubb'a siater returna
to Chicago tc-day. ...L. Dodge of Chicago haa
been vlsiting frlenda ln town of late.... Ira
Gale haa rented his farm, and ia to move to
the village to live. He has rented part ot Fred
Pennlman's houae. . . . Fayette Cutler and C. C.
Vatney have sold E. L. Smith and A. D. Morse
each a buildiug lot on North Main street, near
where Cutler and Varney are erectlng housea,
the lota brlnging 8300 each.
Tiik Owr, CLun gave an entertalnment Tuea.
day evenlng, a report of whlch wlll appear next
D. C. Cai.dwkll's notlces of hla readineaa to
furnlah undertaker's goods, to repalr and ro
varnlah furnlture, are posted,
Myiion GitAVEfl hns retnrned frnm hla wnnt-
ern trip, satisfied to remaln at home, we under
fltand, and is negotlatlng for the purchaso of a
Theiie will bo a lml 1 at Hotel hall Mondav
ovenlng, the 25th, Paul's band furnlshing the
musie. Tickets, aevonty.five conts. Danclng
from elght tlll one o clock.
Mn. Fked C GitAVEs, wlfe and baby, startod
ftr Hlawatha, Kansas, Tueaday ovenlng. Tho
very best wlebca of all our towns-peoplo go
with Fred nnd family, May he be prosperod ln
hls new home.
Jodoe Chossett. undeterred bv last vear'a
experlence, has fixed upon the 25th of March
as the tlme for tapping hla augar-place. We be-
nevea sortoi central modium season ls
foretold by Mr. Whceler.
C O. GitAVES wrltes home that he has
bought a hardware and tin buainesa ln Hlawa
tha, Kansas, nnd wlll be liomo as soon aa con
venient to cloae up buainesa In Waterbury nnd
movo nia iamuyana ouecta to tnac city.
Genkual Henkv's addreas. " Frnm the RaDl-
dan to Cold Harbor," before the Grand Army
poat, waa well received Friday nlght. Captaln
Lull gavoreniinlscences of Andersonville, Com-
rade J'arreu reclted "The Crutcli in the
Corner " and there waa slnglng by a quartette.
O. E. Scott haa moved into hla new storo in
Gravea' buildlng. The store has been Bpeclally
fitted up for Mr. Scott ln a neat and convenient
manner for doing work and sliowlng gooda, and
the proprietor wlll be pleaaed to have his
friends give him a call. A new sale, by the
Mosler Safe & Lock Company, Is among the ar
ticlea of furnlture.
The receptlon that should have occurred Frl
day evenlng waa postponed tlll Saturday even
lng, on account of tho play.
Wk are glad to soe the famillar face of B.
G. Olda once more. He haa been at home help
ing hla father for a number of days.
The claaa in loglc took their final examlna
tion Monday afternoon of thla week. The
anclent hiatory clasa will commence on thelr
exnmlnationa Thuraday mornlng.
S. CAititiK Chase, one ot the graduating
clasa of '71, called on ua and heard the rlietorl
cal exerclses laat Saturday mornlng. At pres
ent, MIss Chase ia preceptreaa of tho graded
school at Nuitlifle'.d.
Labt Saturday all the studenta aeemed to be
taken with a great doairo for exerclse. Some
were up nnd on tho lco long before brenkfaat.
and just aa quick ua they finished that meal
were back again. The ice waa very glary ln
a few piacea, which made the akatlng enjoya
ble. Othera enjoyed themaelvea by coaating
down the aeminary hlll, whlch waa covered
wlth ice. Ono of the boys, in order to avold
a horse and slelgh, had to run the aled Into a
harbed-wire fenre, cutting hla neck consldera
bly. Mr. (Jloyed walked from Barre to Plain
field and Marshfield for pleasure. It may have
been f un for him. but lt would not bo for the
majority of ua. Four of our number who
hungered for gum took a lonrney into the
mountaina, but wero rntber dlsappolnted In tho
amount tney procurea.
Marshfield. The Woman's Chrlatian Tem
perance Unlon held a public meetlng at the
UniverBallst church last Sunday evenlng. The
nttendanco wna large, and the slnglng nnd
speaking good. The realdent clergy men showed
thelr colors on the temperance question by
Bhort addresaes. Mrs. Erastua Dwinell read un
essay on " Work," and the presldent, Mra.
Samuel BemK a very patbetio poem on " Tem
1iveland and Miaa Susle Severance, proved
themselvea excellent managera ot n meetlng.
. . , .The concert and supper at the Methodlst
church, laat Thuraday nlght, waa the raoat auc
cessful in every respect whlch haa ever been
held ln that church... .Wldow lMdv. formerlv
of thia village, but recently of Hardwick, "waa
buried at East Calais last Monday... .Our
choira expect to ba represented at I'roteaaor
Oher's slnglng conventlon, held at Northfield
thla wcok.,,,Mr. I.amaon'8 lecture on"hdu
catlon " waa woll receivod.
Cntjot. The Methodlst Dreachera' meetlng.
held hero on Monday, Tuesday and Wedneaday
of last week, proved a succeaa, botn ln num
bers and interest. About twenty preach era
gathered from all parta of Montpelier dlstrict,
and aeveral from St. Johnsbury dlstrict. The
morninga were devoted to essays and crltl
cisms. Tuesday afternoon a large and appre
clatlve audience enjoyed the rare treat of lis
tenlng to a talk on India by Dr. Parker, and in
the evening hla Ulustrated lecture waa given to
a crowded house. The exercisea Wedneaday
afternoon were acarcely less interesting, con-
Blstlng of an exegesla on oanl ana tlio witch
by Rev. D. E. Mlller; also a sermon by the
aame, whlch was thoroughly enjoyed by the
audience. The exerclses c'.osed Wednesday
evenlng wlth a aermon from Paalm cxxvi : 0,
by Rev. E W. Culver of St. Johnsbury, a fit
tlng cloao for theae unusually interesting ser
vices and an impresslve aermon that the hear
era wlll not soon forget. Much credit la due to
Rev. J. G. Baxendale for hla personal effort ln
aecurlng good entertalnment for the guests
and alding ln the success of the meetings
The dramatic club wlll play "The Flower of
the Family," Thursday and Friday evenlngs of
next week. Two farcea will alao be preaented.
. . . .Our aged townaman, Mr, Danlel Smlth, Is
very low, and appearances are that he will not
longsurvlve....G. M. Webater, Esq., ia mak
ing preparations for buildlng a new house on
hls fine farm at aome future day. ...Rev. Mr.
Morse of Mclndoe'a Falla occupled the desk of
the Congregational church very acceptably one
week ago, and spoko to a large audience in the
evening upon his mlsslonary work in Eastern
Plainfield. The wlnter term of school in
dlstrict No. 8 (Bertha Chamberlin, teacher)
closed on the evenlng of the 0th lnstant wlth
literary exercisea. . . .George W. Lynde owna a
colt, one year old laat spiing, whlch ia fifteen
and one-halt handa hign, weigliB nlne hundred
nnd four pounda, well broken to harnesa, and
haa trotted one-fourth mlle on the ice in fifty
fiveaeconda.... Ilenry II. Martin loat a valua
ble cow laat week. . . . Lyman Potter, who was
aentenced ln Washington county court to a
term of five yeara ln the state prlson for tho
crime of ndultery, haa aerved out his sentence,
and came home last week to hla family. . . . Dr.
Lazelle has been quite sick for several days,
with aore throat and cold, but Ia some better.
. ..Josenh shorev is Improvine, after an 111-
nesa of several weeka. . . .The dramatic play of
Nelghbor jackwooa, last week, waa weu
rendered and hlghly commended by all who
witnessed lt. . . . Anna Spencer has cloaed her
school in dlstrict No. 5, where ahe has taught
the three last auccesslve terma. Levi, son of
Joseph Bartlett, went to school all of sald
terms, without having a tardy or absent mark.
He livea about one mile from tho achool-houae.
Wallace. son of Solomon Bartlett, attended
school, and had no absent or tardy marka for
two terma. lneyare Dotn iaaa some eignr. or
ten yeara old.
East Roxbury. John Verge, who works
for S. II. Allen, thought he would start in
aeaaon for a good day's work, last Saturday
mornlng. He got up, went to the barn, did the
fodderlng nnd mllking, and returned to tne
houae for hla brenkfaat and, to hla surprlse,
the clock Btruck one. Mr. Allen thluka he is
the amartest hired man that he ever had. but
doea not llke the Idea ot havlng hla cows mllked
atmldnight Alphonso Ladd ia quite sick.
Aaron Webster, who haa been sick Beveral
weeka, Is thought to be convalescent Mrs.
Jacob Wardner went to Brookfield, some three
weeks ago, to take care ot ner daugnter, Mrs.
Willie Wardner, who haa been elck nearly all
wtnter. She haa had an attack of dlphtherla,
but la better at thia tlme Charles Allen loat
hla horse last week. It had been alck all wln
ter Elder L. W Brlgham spoke at this
place, last Sunday mornlng, from the worda
found in Second Peter iil: 11. The attendance
waa sixty. . . .The wlfe of wllliam shaw and her
four children are all alck at the present time.
lt 1- thought that one of hla aons will not recover.
Wntcrburv Center. The donatlon for the
benefit of Rev. S. D. Church, last Frlday even
lng, was well attended, and resultea ln leaving
wlth tho elder nearly 855 in caah and nulte a
Btock of provisiona Laat evening there was
a donatlon for the benefit ot Rev, Mr. Bruce,
at the Methodlst chapel. Reault unknown at
preaent writlng. . , .Muslcal recltal at Seminary
nau tuia (.weanesany; evening, ana a prom
enade at close ot term, next Frlday evening.
Muslcbv Paul's band..,. Mra. Lewiaand chlld
of Leadvllle, Colorado, vislted her brother, E.
M. Woodwortn, last weaa ...uuieo oimmoua,
a penaloner ot the Florida war, died at hla reai
denco laat Sunday nlght.... There wlll be no
aervice at the Baptlst church next Sunday, as
Rev. Mr. cnurcn wm attena a quarteriy meei
Kust Calais. A. J Dudlov ot North Cal
aia atarted last Monday for Oregon. Jack
wlll be nilsaed by hla many frlenda. . . .Quite a
number ot the membera ol Moscow lodge at
teudcd tho unlon nt Montpelier last week,
They report n good time, and speak very
uigiuy oi tne manner in wuicn tney were e
tertnlned by Capital lodge. . . .Tho funernl ser
vlcea of Mrs. Naoml Eddv. who dlod ln llard
wlck, February 15, were held here on Monday
alternoon. wltn a aermon bv uev. W. U l(ou
Inson ot Hardwick. Mra. Eddy waa tho wldow
ot the late Alfred Eddy, nnd formerly llved ln
East Calais. .. .11. L. Wilbur, who went to lowa
about two montha ago wlth the lntentlon ot
atnylng untll next fali, ia back again, qulto
cured of hla western f ever. He saya Vermont
ia the place for Vermont people to atay,
Woodbury. The Center school wlll give an
exhlbltion thia (Wednesday) ovenlng. The
programme wlll conslst of declamatlona, recita
tlons, and vucal and Instrumental music, con
cludiug wlth the farco eutltlod " A Terrible
Tinker." Forest lleath, Jettie A. Farr, Lilla
Voodry, C. L. Farr, May McKnlght, Elraer E.
Barrett and Mr. L. E. Hoath will take part in
Roxbury. The folbwlng named pupils of
the village school were not absent durlng the
term: Lelah Drew, Annle Colby, Beasie Wlley
nnd Adellno Tnahro....As town meetlng ap
proaches, the polltlcal affalra of the town are
being freely dlscussod and plans made for the
electlon.... Wlll Crosier haa gone to Hlll, N.
II., to roslde.
Nortli Cnluls. There ia to be a grand mu
slcal nnd literary entertalnmeut, under the
nuaplcea of Stowe post, at tho vestry on Friday
evenlng. Excellent forelgn talent has been se
cured tor the occaalon. At the close ot the en
tertalnment, good muslo wlll bo furnlshed for
Moretown. The entertalnment given week
before lnst for the benefit of the Methodlst
church was much more successful than the
prevlous one, far exceeding tho most sanguine
expectatlons of thoae who had the matter ln
Tiieub Is hardly an adult person llvlng but
ia Bometlmea troubled wlth klduey dllllculty,
whlch 1b the most prolifio and dangeroua oause
ot all dlseaae. There ls no aort of need to have
any form ot kidney or urlnary trouble lt llop
Ulttora la taken occaslonally.