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JrJY W. W. PRESCOTT.
MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, APRII. 9, 1884.
VOE. 79. 4043. NO. 26.
tjgntchmnn S $ouriml.
WEDNESDAY, Al'IltL 0, 1881.
Hanq n llght narrow bonid on the top strand
of barbed wlro fonco to warn off the colts.
A new postal card wlll shortly be issued. It
wlll bo smaller, ot bettor raaterlal, moro beau
tlful In deslgn and of a blulsh tlnt.
Tiib states of Colorado, Delawaro, Florlda,
Nevada, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont
have leas tban ono-hnlf the populatlon of
Illluols, but have the sarao nuraber ot roprosen
tatlvea In congress twenty-two.
MEBSENOKn: "The Calcdonian nomlnates
the edltor of the Newport Erpress for secretary
of stato. The Newport Etpress shoald now
nomlnate the edltor of the Calcdonian for some
thing, then ' honors ' wlll be tolerably easy."
Refohmek: "Frederlck Billlngs of Wood
stock, B. F. Flfield of Montpelier nnd B. D.
Harrls of Brattleboro as thlnga look now
are protty certaln to represent ' tbls s!do of the
moantaln' ln the republlcan delegation to
A kepout comea np from Windham connty
that Spoaker Martln is likely to fill one of the
easy chairs in the senate chamber thls fall,
and that Colonel George W. Hooker mny oc
cupy hls old seat ln the houso ouce more. So
mote lt be.
The Bradford Oplnion man, and some others
in the state who are issuingillustratededitions,
should take warning from the experience of
others. The news now comes to us that the
edlter of a Madrid comio journal has boon sen
tenced to eight years' imprisonment for pub-
lishing an offenslve carlcatnre of King Alfonso.
The selecttnen of St. Albans have lncreased
the reward for the dlscovery of the body of
Kranse, the man who is supposed to have been
murdered jecently at Grand Isle, to one bnn
dred dollars. There is yet a posslbllity that
tlie body may be ln such a condltlon and loca-
tionas to serve the purpose ofcompleting the
evldence ln thls case when dlscorered.
A cokuesi'ONDent of the Windsor Journal,
who slgns hlmself as" Essex County," adds
the name of Hagh Henry" ot Chester to the 11st
of candidates for the governorshlp, with the
remark that " he belongs to no ilug or clique,
but is a plaln, strong man of the people, who
like hls lndependence and honesty." The eame
is true of a large number of good mon ln
" Me miserablel Which way shall I fly 1 Which
way I lly " is not paradlse. Ilere is the CaU
donian declaring that we are " pure, unadulter-
ated, Inconslstent gall " (Quory, Gaul ?)
because wodon't knowmore about Dr. Nichols'
prlvate buslnesa; and the doctor's nelghbora
are badgering us because we know, or in9ln
uate, " so much that ain't so." We resign this
branch of the buslness to our Newport and St.
Tiiehe are many of our subscrlbers who
ought to be receivlDg Good Cheer, but who fail
to do so because they do not pay for The
Watchman afull year in advance. Kemember
that this twenty-page monthly will cost you
notbing if you wlll remit enough to pay for The
Watchman to a date which is one year In .id
vance ot the tlme of making the remlttance
that date now being April, 18S5. Thls offer Is
for all subscribers, new or old.
The worst f ears of the public about the finan
cial standlng of the First National Bank of St.
Albans have been realized, and that lnstltutlon
closed it doors yesterday morning. Drafts in
Boston first went to protest last Friday, and a
large number followed Btilt Monday. Ic 1b
rumored that unfortunate operations in Wall
street are the direct cause of thls latest down-
fall. St. Albans is now left without any bank
all three of Ita banking instltutions having
failed. There are rumors that the bank ln
Swanton, and aUo one In Flattsburg, have
The town superlntcndents of Lamoille county
met at Hyde Park the 1st lnstant. Tbe follow.
lngtowns were represented: Stowe, Rev. W.
L. Anderson; Johnson, B. A. Hunt; Wolcott,
Emma Tlllotson; Morristown, G. M. Fowera
Hyde Park, R. W. Ilulburd. The rulos and
regulations of last year were adopted, and the
time for sprlng examlnatton ilxed for Saturday,
April 10th. R. W. Ilulburd, Emma Tillotson
and G. M. Powers were appointed county ex
amlners. It will be seen that only one-halt of
the superintendents ln the county were present
at this mceting.
The commission appointed by the Vermont
and Troy conferences of the Methodist Eplsco
pal Cburch to conslder the vexed bouodary ques,
tion met at Burlington last Wednesday and
left the matter just where they found it. There
were flvedelegatesfrom each organlzation, and
on overy question of Itnportance the vote
stood five to flve, a regular electoral cummls
Bion styie oi aoing uusiness. lhla result re-
mands the case to tbegeneralconference, which
In case of such failure to agree upon the part
of a jolnt commission, becomes the conrt of
TiiE school superintendents of Orange county
met at Chelsea, April 1st, and organized with
the choice of B. M. Weld of Thetford, chair-
man, and J. Arnold Keyes of Chelsea, secre
tary, A llst of questlons for Bprlng and fall
examinatlona was preparod, and April 20 and
Noveraber 22 were selected as the.datea for the
examinatlona, P. IC. Grow of Randolph, B. M
Weld of Thetford and E. W. Goodhuo ot Wella
Rlver were electod county examtning board
for the ensuing year. It was voted to require
an average of seventy per cent, fivo per cent
more than last year.
The post-offlce department has lssued a gen
eral order, dlrected to all postmasterB, on the
Bubject ot Uleglble postmarks. The order
Btatea that " constantly recurrlng complalnts
have been made to the department from bual
nesa men and othora regardlng the failure ot
postmastera to postmark In a Ieglble manner
mall matter deposlted in their ofllcea." It cltea
the rognlatlon on thls subject, and requitea
postal clerka to heroafter report all casea ot
Uleglble postmarks to the divlslon Buperinten
dont, through whom such vlolatlona of the
postal laws wlll be reported to the department,
Ouit enterprlslng nelghbor's report ot the
doings of the republlcan state committeo la
stripped ot the only remalnlng point which
time and circumstances have not proved purely
fictitlous, excepting the bare matters of the
datea of holding tbe conventlons. The prob.
able wlthdniwalot Colonel Plngree " eometlmo
before the meetlng of the convention," deduaed
from "predlctlonB" "froely" made, Is the last
of thls " tneubitantlal pageant" to fade and
" leavo not a rack behlnd," except as it Bhall
" rack" our conteniporary'e energlea to escape
from tho tolla In which ita " enterprlae " ln
PnoFESBon E. R. Obeh closod a very suc-
cessfal slnglng-Bchool at Shudy Rlll Friday
evonlng. Thoelnglng contlnuod fromThurB-
drty evenlng through the day on Friday, clos-
ing on tho evenlng of that day, as Btated
nbovo. It was a very enjoyable occaslon, tho
attendance waa large, many muslc-lovlng peo
ple oomlng in from the adjolnlng communltlos.
The boIo Binglng by Mrs. Monet was a pleasant
featnre of the occaslon. Mr, Ober has taught
slx schools the past wlnter with much success,
and to tho entlro acceptance of hls patrons.
One woek from thls morning the annual
BOsslon of the Vermont Conference of the Meth
odist Eplfcopal Church beginaatTrlnlty church,
In tbia vlllage, with Bishop Mathew Simpson,
D.D., LL.D., ln the chalr. Many prominent
men of tho church from ont of the state
wlll bo present at dlfferent tlmes durlng the
session to represent the varions denominntlonal
lntorests, such as church extenslon, freedmen,
mlsslons, etc, etc. Conference buslness wlll be
attended to in the forcnoon ot each day, white
the afternoons nnd evenings wlll be occupled
with sermons and varlousannlversary oxerclses.
The public wlll be welcomed to all the meetlngs.
An old confidence trick is now being revived.
Ilere la the usual method of performlng lt: A
man entera a etore, makea a amall purchase,
and offers a 810 blll ln payment. The change
is passed to him, usually a 55 blll and the icjt
ln small bllls and sllvor. Ile puta the 85 blll
ln hls pocket, laya down with tho other change
enough to make up 85, pushea the whole back
and asks for a $5 blll lnstead of the small bllls
and silver. As soon as the 86 blll is lald down
and before tho small bllls are taken by the
clerk, tho purchaser pnshes the whole mass
back, and remarkBi "I guess I'll takeaSlO
blll lnstead ot all this." ln many cases the 810
blll la passed out without question, the Bnccesa
of the trick df pendlng upon the skill of the con
fldenco man in confusing the clerk. Wo havo
not heard of any trial of thls trick ln thls vl
cinlty, but it may possibly be due to the fear
that no man would havo aa much aa ten dollars
by him at any one tlme.
We are lndebted to Mrs. Martha T. Mallory
of East Montpelier for a eopy of The Watcii
man dated March 17th, 1809, over sevonty-five
years ago. The papor has iour pagoa oi iour
columns each, about three columns of which ls
taken up with advertislng, and the price was
81,75 per year by mall. Samuel 0. Randall
of Cabot advertises a patent washing machlne,
whlle T. & R. Uubbard of "Montpelier vll
lage" threaten to aue all of their debtora
' without reserve," endeavoring to striko ter-
ror to the hearts of the aforesaid debtors by
urglng them to " recollect that our vlllage la
overstocked with attornles, subject to the em
barrassments of the embargo laws, who must
havo a Bubslstence from eomo source or other."
No state newa ot any kind appears, and the
general news la very mcagre and old, the news
from Boston being dated two weeka before tbe
Isaue. On the whole, it presenta a wide con
trast to The Watchman aa now presented to
Some machine poet has thus eipresBed the
public feellng in regard to the attractlveness ot
I wlsb I were an edltor
I really do lndeed ;
It seems to me tbat edltors
Oet every Uilng they need.
Tbey get the btggest and the best
Of everythlng that growa,
And get In free to clrcuBea
And other klnds ot sbowf ;
And wlien a mammotli cheese ls cnt,
They always get n ellce,
For aaylng " Jlra. Bmlth knows how
To make lt very nice."
The largeBt pumpkln, longest heet,
And other garden fttull,
Is blown Into the sanctnm
lly an edltorlal putf j
Tbe edltor is an engine
Wbose flres wlll ne'er go ont.
Ile always means to keep np steam,
Tho other men may pout.
I'ntr, pnff, pult, from mora UU nlpht,
P nfflng stlll ln the glarlng noon,
ruff by day and by candle lli(ht,
I'uft by snn and pufl by moon.
Tbe blggeet bug will speak to them,
No matter how they dress
A shabby coat ls nothlng lt
Tou own a printing press.
Atladles' falrethej're almosthngged
l!y pretty glrls, yon know,
Tbat they may crack np eyery thlng
The ladlea have to show.
And thus they get a blow-ont free
At every party feed
Tbe reason ls because they wrlte,
And other people read.
We are obllged to remark that ln onr humble
oplnion the plcture ls sllghtly overdrawn.
Rev, Edwaud S.milev has accepted a call
from tho Unlversallst church of Richmond.
LlKUTENANT'GOVEHNOIt PlNQUEE wlll de-
liver the Decoration day address at Burlington,
Rev. Wilbuh Rand of the, Congregational
church, Barnet, haa reslgned, to take effect
Elliot K. Bhown, for many years a clerk
in the servlce of the Rutland and Central Ver
mont rallroads, dled at Rutland on Satnrday,
Colonel Alueht Claiike, late of tho Boston
'ftnus, is now connected with the edltorlal staff
of the Boston Advertiser, bavlng charge ot lta
Misa Maud ELY-GoDDAitnand Prlnce Ponia
towskl were married In Parls, France, laat
week. Ely-Goddard, the brother of tbebride,
was present at the wedding. Tbe presenta
W. F. Smith, formerly general passenger
ngent of the Central Vermont railroad, waa re-
contly created a Slr KnlKhtof Columblan Com
mandery of New York clty, one of tbe oldest
commanaories in inai state.
Thomas II. Cani'ikld of Burlington has gono
to Lake Park, Mlnn,, to superlnteud lila exten
sivo farmlng interest there. Ile has about two
thousand ncres under the plow, growlng ot
wueai aione neany iwemy.uveinousana uusli
Ex.GovKitNOit Fletcheh havlne been con,
ilned to hlahouse dnring the wlnter, hls frienda
and nelghbors, as a good-wlll offerlng and in
appreciation oi nis own many acts oi klnd
ness in tne pasi, iiave presontea iiim wltli
handsome easy chalr.
Deacon R. II. Wii.d, tho oldest person ln
West Fairlee, dled Friday last. Ile waa born
in West Fairlee ln 1704. and haa always reslded
ln the town. IIo waa ln the war of 1812 and at
tho battle ot Plattaburgh. Hls town had glvcn
him all the ofllcea In its power, and he dled
greatly respected, lle became a member of
tbe Congregational church early ln llfe, and
iiau Deen one oi iib aeasonaior over uity years,
Rev. L. 0. Bkabtow. D.D.. nresented hls
reslgnatlon os pastor ot the Winooski Avenue
tjongregationai cnurcu ac uurungton iasi snn
day, l)r, llrastow became pastor ot the church
Novembur C, 1873. In thls time he haa gained
a hlffh lenutatlon as a clourandcozentthinker.
he ls vory wldely recognlzed as one of the
u.rn.i rt ,n n.i nf HmfViiiff.Anailnnnl rfannmlnaMnn
Tiie ladlea of the EolscoDal soclctv will mcot
with MrB. T. C. Phlnney to-morrow afternoon.
Mit. WitiotiT expoctR to nreach in the Morso
Bchool-house, East Montpelier, next Sunday
The mlsslon band of the Bartlst church wlll
meec with Mlss Ilolen Burpeo on Saturday, at
threo o'clock r. m.
The ladlea' Shakoanoaro club are to enter-
tain a few invlted frienda at the Church of the
Messlah thls evenlng.
Thk usual Faet dav servlce at tho Church of
the Messlah wlll bo held on Friday evenlng at
half-past seven o'clock.
Thk nost-ofTlco wlll be oren Frldav, Fast
day, from elght to ten ln tho forenoon and from
iour to bix in tne nitornoon.
Tiie chlldren of Chrlst church Sundav-school
wlll meet at the church Friday afternoon, at
four o'clock, for carol practlco.
The drv eoods and millinerr stores of the
vlllage will close at slx o'clock, Wednesday
and Thursday evonlngs, nntll Octobor 1st.
The enrlnc torm ot the Vermont Methodist
Seminary began on Monday. There promlscs
to bo a larger attendance than a yoar ago.
The lco has rassed uuletlv out of Winooski
rlver and the Worcester branch, with but a
sllght riso ot the streams, the mass having
crumDiea ana moitea away very graauauy,
The canital mnslcal and social club meeta
with Misa Edlth Adams to-morrow evenlne.
Arrangementa wlll be made at that tlme fora
sociai assembiy at tne raviuon next oionday
Mns. A. P. IlmiiAiiD ls to fit no her houso on
St. Paul street, near the Baptist chnrch, tor a
boardlng house and wlll movo thore, with her
ooaraerB, Rt tne expiration oi ner lease oi me
jacob rjmltn premisos.
The Union school opened on Monday with a
good attendance. uiere are npwards oi eev.
ency cntmren in mtss aweei s prtmary aepari'
ment. The teim will last twelve weeks, clos'
ing tbe week of Juno 29.
Skuvjces are held at Christ church each dav
this week. The servlce to-day beglna at fonr
o'clock; theremalnder ot the week, It beglns
at halt-paBt ten o clocK ln tne lorenoon. Uom,
munion servlce will be held to-morrow.
A lahoe number aoDeared before the eiam
ining commlttee of physiclans In ponslon cases
at ur. Chandler a olllce, last wednetuay.
Rrcular examinations are beld each week. and
a day ls largely devoted to that work by tbe
Mits. F. I. Pitkin. Mlss Janle Klmball and
Georee II. Wilder are to aBslstthe Christ church
cholr on Sunday In tho renderlng of the Easter
muslc. F, W. Bancrott comes honie for EaBter,
and it la hoped that he also will sing with them
at tnat time.
The ladies of Christ church wlll have an
Eister fair at Canital hall next Tuesdav after
noon and evenlng. Ice cream and cako wlll bo
served, fancy articles will be on sale, and vocal
and mstrumental muslc and other emertaln
ment will be afforded.
The annual convocatlon of Klng Solomon
Royal Arch Chapter, No. 7, for the electlon of
ofllcers for the ensuing year, wlll be held at
Masonlc hall on Thursday evenlng, April 10,
at half-past seven. Annual meetlng of Mont
pelier uouncii at BCven o ciock.
The state committeo of Yonng Men's Chrfs-
tian AsBOciationa have issued invitatlona to
members and frienda of tbe Montpelier asso-
ciation to meet memoera ot tne lntematlonal
commlttee at the Pavillon parlora this evenint;,
at eignt o cioca, to nearot tnetrgreat work,
Letterb nncalled for at the MontDOllor txist-
ofllce April 0, 188-1: Henry R. Cutler, D. R.
Coleman, Louis Drown, Ltster Gould, George
Jackson and W. R. Mlles. Parties applying
fnr nnv nf thn nluitrA mnfif'. aaxr 11 nrlvArtfdcH '
and give the date. J. S. Peck, Postmaeter.
Joiin C. Cave, formerly an emplove of thls
olllce, and now foreman of the Old Colony
Mtmorial, Plymouth, Mass., 1b in town on a
short visit, the first for soven years. IIIb
many acquaintances are much pleased to see
" jacir, no always proving mmsell genlal and
popuiar witn tne Doys.
Tiie Bantlst. Conereeatlonal and Methodist
churcheB will have a union Fast day service ln
tne uaptisi cnurcn at eieven o ciock trlday
forenoon. The sermon wlll be delivered by
Rev. Mr, Ilincks. There will also be a sneclal
servlce of Bethany congregatlon In their chapel
on irioay atternoon at tnree o ciock.
J. Q. Adams haa recentlv nurchased a new
drop-bottomed Berlin coach for use In the plnce
ot the old hack as a public conveyance. lhe
purcnase was mane in isew lorx clty ana tne
carrlage arrived here cn Saturday. lt ls finely
furnlshed, the lnterior being trlmmed with
heavy crlmson ratln and broadcloth.
J. D. Clocciii has sent ua a notlce of an old
fosbioned " Sem. blll candy-pull" wblch took
piace at Linasay toage, liOBton, on tne even
lng ot March 27, and at wblch there were
Eresent tnirteen ladlea and gentlemen who
ave been connected with the Vermont Metho
dist Seminary, aa teachera or pupils in past
This olllco recelved the first messaze from
Cabot, ycstcrdny afternoon, at twentv mlnntes
post four o'clock, The central olllce at that place
is at Farrlngton's atore, a dlstancn of twenty-one
mues irom tne monipeiter central, and uy tne
first connection conversation waa carried on
as easlly as between parties within a half-mile
oi eacu otner.
The many friends of Will Sullivan. formerlv
connected with the Argus and Palriot but now
oi Lincoln, JNeD., wlll ue glad to Iearn tbat at
the recent meetlng of the Lincoln TvDoeranh-
Ical Union he was elected the delegate to repre
Bent tbat body at the meetlng ot the lntema
tlonal Typographical Union, to be held at New
orleans, La., in Jtine next.
The IIolman OrEitATio Comedv COMrANV
wlll appear ln tbe muslcal comedy, Bubbles,'
at Canital hall, Friday.evenlng, April 11, The
indlviduals composing thls company have been
nouced uy tne presa wnere lt baa appeared ln
very ilxttering terms. Two houra of aolld en
joyment, of mlrth and muslc, ot sunshlne and
no sbadows. laughter and no tears. is the nrom-
lse oi tne company, ana it is certainiy wortu
tne aumisBion iee oi uiirty-tlve and tllty cents,
On Mondav the new boot and ehoe store of
G. B. Walton & Co. was opened for the trana-
aciion oi uuine8B. mr. waiton is wou Known
In tula place as belnc a vounc man of eicel
lent busineBS characterisllcs, having been for
some time connected aa book-keeer with the
Montpelier Carrlage Company, and more re
cently with U. L. luller & Son, and ls deserv
lng ot success ln hls now enterprlae. Mr. Wal
ton has secured the servlces ot Horace Marvln
Some of the ladlea of Christ church, under
the dlrectlon ot Mrs. W. V.. Vall and Mrs
A. Best, have made a verv handsome nnilt
which wlll be dlsposed of at their fair next
Tuesday, It ia composed of "blockB" of
Bllk and satin, of vaiied ehapo und color, which
were furnlshed by Mrs. Best nnd Mrs. Vall,
and ornamented by dlfferent ladlea. Some
are palnted and othors beautlfully embossed
with needle-wotk ot difforent deslgns. IIo
must be tastldlous lndeed who could not en
joy aweet sleep with such a coverlng.
A NUMiiBitot ladies from dlfferent societlea
purpose giving a soclable at the Pavillon next
Monday evenlng, for tho beneflt of the Mont
pelier publlo llbrary. They, feellng fwured of
the hearty good wlll of our people tor thla
publlo neceBslty, lnvlte every one who carea
for the general good or crcdlt of our town to
biiow tbe name uy attenuing ttils soclable am
paying twenty-Qve cents. lt any prefer stay
lng away to oomlng to the pleasant tlme of,
tered them. they can do bo at tho eame nrlce,
Cushman's band wlll be ln attendance from
lialf-past seven to half-past twelve o ciock,
Alueht S. Cahweij,, mentlon ot whoso 111'
ness was made laat woek, dled at tbe llont
f eller house Wednesday, April 2, at the age ot
hlrty-three years. On the Friday followlng
he was buried with masonlo honorB by Aurora
Lodge oi ree Maaons oi thls piace, tbo uretli,
ren ln attendance numbering about thirty,
After tbe servlces at tbe home ot Cbarles 0,
Foster, where the remalna had been conveyed
from the Montneller house. Rev, 11. i 11111
ofllciatlng, the docoased waa takon to Barre by
traln, the masonlc brethren iiccompanying.
At the Barre statlon the brethren were met by
a larire delecation from Granite lodce. and
marched to tho vlllago cemetery, where the
innerai ritea oi tne inaaomo orcier were ren.
dered. Mr. Caswell wou a member otEnglesby
lodge, No. 84. of St. Albans; also of Klng Sol
omon R. A. Chapter, Montpelier Coun 'II, R. & S.
M., and Mt. Zlon Commandery, ot thls place.
At the annual communlcatlon of Aurora
Lodge, No. 22, Freoand Accepted Masons, held
at Masonlc hnll, Monday evenlng, April 7th,
the followlng ofllcors were elected for the en
suing year: Colllns Blakely, worshlpful rooa
tor; Fred W. Morso, senlor warden; Wllllam
Brlggs, iunlor warden; James C. Iloughton,
trcasurer; ThomaB II. Cave, secretary; Albert
W. Ferrln. nonlor deacon: Moses Pearson.
junlor dotcon; Wlll. II. Herrlck, senlor stow
ard; Edwin R. Morso, lunlor Htoward; P. II.
Ulnkley, chaplaln; J. W. F, Washburn, mar
shal; Henry Lowe, organlst; Jamea A, Erwin,
GovEitNon Dale had a flattering and nppre-
clattve audienue Monday evenlng, and in hla
tneme oi ijueen uitnerino and ner rersecutors
he treated hls hearers to one of the most
interestlng cliaptora of Engllsh hlstory, He
has one or more lecturea upon kindred
subjects wblch are possibly subject to
future drafts. Mrs. Averill was in canital
volco, and even outdld the countryman hlm
self In descrlblng " How Ruby Played." She
only procured her dlschargo by recitlng the
luaicrous scene ot tne uatcnman setting uts
hen. Tho cash proceeds of the evenlng wero
a little rlsing of 840.
Mebshb. W. L. & W. D. Haht of Wind
sor have, during the post week, made prepara
tions for a skatlng rink on the vacant lot be
tween tho residence of D. L. Fuller and the
ncademy bridee. Some complalnt having
oeen entered against tbe erectlon oi a rlnk at
that place, they have changod their locatlon to
tbe Langdon lot on Barro street, below the
residence ot L. P. Gleason. Ilere, unless too
serlous objectlon be made, they wlll erect a
riDK. me uuiiaing wiu ue one nunured leet
ln length by forty teet ln width, and will be
furnlshed with dressing-rooma and cloak
rooma for the ladies.
Tiie lecturo by Professor Mowry, Friday
evenlng, was well attended and was quito in-
Btructive. a oescriptton oi tne lmmense ex-
tent, resonrcea and natural beautv of tbe seC'
tionof our countrv northwest ot the Ohlo rlver.
aa faraa theMIsehslpplriver, waaan lmportant
leature oi tne oiacourse, and tne lecturer pre
sented some remarkable facta with reeard to
the growth of populatlon and commercial pros
perlty In that fcction. Speclal allusion was
made to the advantagea ot the New England
teacbers' excurslon to Madlpon. Wla., the
coming Bummer, on the occaslon of the sum
mer meetlng of tbe National I'.uucatlonal Aspo
ciation in that clty, with a vlew to eecurlng
as large an attendance aa may be from this
Chakles Huiuiahd and Fred Dieter have
been ln town for a few days. Mr. Uubbard
returned to Boston on Monday Dr. Brlggs
of Barre addressed the Voung Men's Christlan
AsBociation at tbeirmeotlug buntlay atternoon.
... .Don, oldest sonof C. A. Sanders, la now
emuloved as clerk in the central offlco of the
Montpelier telephone exchango. . , .Mrs. Cbarles
Dewey and Misa Mary have returned from Bos
ton The servlces of Janie Klmball as alto
of Christ church cholr havo been engagld for
one year Alice Moody having given up her
school on State stieet, lt wlll be reopened for
tbe apring term on oionday. April 2lBt. at tbe
same room, by Atice Lowe, , . , ueorge wilkln.
Bon has severed hla connection with Dudley's
livery stable Mrs. Wllllam II. Lord is
expectea in Montpelier tne uret oi next
week for a brief viBit..,,D. L. Snndershaa
rented hla house, on Barre street, and goea to
Boulder Clty, Colorado, a week from; next
Alonuav, to take npnis atjoae ln tnat clty
Jul' 3 KnaDD haa contracted to bulld for Uon,
Joseph Foland a 52,500 two-story house upon
hls lot on State etreet extenslon Luclns
Goodwin and famllv leave next Mondav for
Oregon, where they expecttolocate.... Cbarles
F. Robinson bas leased of Charles II. Ueath
lot on Barre etreet, whete he will at once begin
the construction of a dwelling.houB Ilon.
L G. Hinckley of Chel8ea waa In town yester
day in attendance upon the session ot conrt. . . .
(Jlarence B. wnlttler has purcbased oi hls
motherher share ln the meat buslness of C. S
Whittier&Co. Mr. PhelDa haa fln ehed h a
engagement in the market and other help is to
be engaged... .L. C. Wakefleld has retorned to
hls home after a few montha travel with Dr.
West, the veterlnary surgeon.
Waitsfield. There was a union temperance
service at tno juetuodlst cbtircb last sunday
morning. The sermon by Rev. C. P. Taplin
wasa Btraight-forward arralgnment of Intem
Derance aa it occnra ln gocletv. ln bnslnens. in
homes, in polltics, in the exocutive and other
responslble places. some strong Btatements
were made, but no one can deny their truthful
ness Ex-Prealdents Johnson and Grant were
quoted as examplea otlntemperate men in high
posuion8, aunougn it ib ciaimed tne latter nas
reformed. The speaker regarded the cburch as
tbe foundation and Insplration of all good tem
perance 8ociotles, and thoughtit was wrong for
members of churches or othera to spend more
tlme attending meetings of temperance socie
tlea than regular meetlngB of the chnrch, such
aa prayer-meetlnga. Intemperance consisted
not only ln the use of intoxlcatlng drlnkg. but
also in tbe use of oplnm, morphine and tobacco.
witn regara to tne latter, Mr. raplln tbougbt
the best remedy consisted in prohlbitlng the
sale and manufacture of the artlcle, and re
garded the touacco-eeller as little better than
the rum-seller. At the close of the sermon Mr.
Robinson, pastor of the Congregational chnrch,
made tt few remarks, and gave a few statlstica
sbowing the natlonalitiea of tbote engaged In
tbe llquor trafllc ln some ot our large cltlea. . , .
Fast day wlll be observed by nnlon servlces at
the Congregational church. . , . Ephralm Camp
bell has moved into Mrs. Foster's house, vacated
by Andrew Blair.
East Montpelier. Rodney Cummlngs waa
taken suddenly 111 oue day last week, He had
wbat appeared to be a sllght shock of paralysif,
but Is recovering The commlaalonera on
Mary Lawson's estate will meet to receive and
adjustclalmsthereon at J, C. Emery's store, the
lOtli lnstant Mr. and Mrs. George 11111 of
Marshfield, formerly of thls town, werevlslt
lng triends and relatlves hore last week. They
expect to take up their residence in Orange
connty In the course of a few weeks. .,. Alice
Batchelder was at the Center last week, enjoy
ing slelgh-rldes and learning country ways. , . .
Elmer Cummlngs, who has been epenotng a
few days with blaparenta, returned to hla home
ln Stowe last Monday. . . . Abble Foster has en
gaged to teacb at the Four Cornera. . . .The will
of Mra. Luclnda Cutler, who dled ten years
ago, Is excitlng conslderable comment ln some
localltles, as the tlme drawa near when tho
beirs are to come into possesslon of the prop
erty. ...The sugar-makera at tho east part ot
the town report Sunday aa being the best eap
day yet, and nothlng to brag of at that. . , .
Jennle III11 haa been spendlng a few days with
friends liero and at the North vlllage. She
trachea in Cabot agalu thls year. . . .The triends
of Mra. Rachel Robln8on wlll be glad to learu
that she has so far recovered from the effecta
of a fall on the lce, some slx weeks ago, as to be
about with tho ald of crutches.
Moretown. The weather haa been very un
favorable for stigarlng and but little has been
made. ...Mr, Llntleld, who waa over ninety
years old, dled April 1, and the remalna were
taken to Waterbury Center for burial Mrs.
Wllllam Sawyor la qulte ill with rheumatlsm.
Nell. Foley la suffering from tho same disease.
....Frank Berno. who purchaaed a farm of
Thomaa Somervllle some tlme ago, has deeded
it back Henry Parcher haa gono back to
Duxbury to llve Mra. Mary Spauldlng and
Mr. Prentlsa are now consldered convalescent.
. . . . Will Sawyer is to work thls summer for N.
R, Spauldlng of Burlington Myron Davls
baa rented hls house to Mra. Phillp HoiTman.
....Mrs. Hattle Dale ot Burlington la vlsltlng
in town N. R. Spauldlng was In thls place
last week. Hla daughters, Gertle and Josle,
are vlsltlng here Molvln Freeman haa
moved to the vlllage, where be has been bulld-
lng a tub-Bbop L. Wllcox is now occupying
tho Wlnshlp houso and store.
Gaysville. Tho remalns ot Mr, Almon
Cunnlngham were brought here for interment
Saturday, He was an old resldeut ot this
place, but had been ln Chittenden thls wlnter,
where he was taken slck and died after a very
8hoitlllnes8,...Wlllia Dttrkee's sicknesa eeenis
to bemore unfavorable and hla recovery doub!-
ful Chauncy Boutwell haa bougbt back the
place he sold to Mr. Fullam last year. Hls son,
tillbort Boutwell, will occupy it.
Lctters from tlio Fooplc.
TnE TltnK ItKASON.
itr. Edltor . !t ls a crreat Dleasure to see so
many Indlcatlons on every band that tho peo
ple are awakenlng early to tho lmportance of
actlon by themtelves and for themselves ln the
way ot moulding the gubernatorial question In
advance ot tho approachlng etate convention,
There Is ampletlme for the indcpendent repub
llcan votera of the state to conccntrato their
volces upon an Independent candldate. You
are golng the llght way to work to brlng tbia
nbout. It is now somo months slnco the affa
ble and genlal Dr. Nichols formally presented
nis namo. llls announcement was mado wltu
deliberatlon, after possible rlvala had been
carefully lntorviewed, the usual polltlcal com
blnatlons set on foot, and all cttstomary ptep
aratlona made to secure an uprlslng ot the peo
ple. But, somehow or other, the people do not
ecem to rlse. The mnchineryapparently nceda
olling. Three or four nowspapers hailed the
seiectton wttu entbueiasm, and accepted tno
result aa a foregono conclusion. Sundry well
known " tooters" rallled round tho standard,
and have proclalmed themselves, like the gal
lant George W. Hooker, for Nichols first, last,
and all the tlme. Yet tho poople stlll fall to
enthuee. Rumbllngs of discontent are hoard
on every slde. Scarcely a county can bo relied
upon, and all the larger towna are confeBsedly
ln doubt. Even Washington connty, the home
of tho versatllo doctor. nrmarontlv leads the
opposltlon to hls aspirations. All thls Is a new
deuarture In Vermont Dolitlcs. and ovidentlv
striKes tne management witn aiarm. II tbo peo
ple are not colne to march od to tho convention
and ratlfy, wliat will becomo of the machlne 1
A great varlety ol crounda have been sueeested
why the sheeo should not co throueh tho cato
as usual. To tho nilnd of the wrlter, ln tho
multlpllcity of objections, the true polnt la ln
danger of being overlooked. The announced
candidacy 1b objectionable. That tact la at
parent. Why 1 Wliat ia the overmastering
and sufilclent reason ? Let us ellmlnate tho
little reasons, each of them perhaps good
enougb, but ovcrsbadowed bv a ereat one.
Not because Dr. Nichols has sold Intoxicatlnc
llquor contrary to lnw: he ia a drugglst and
prooamy naa to. xsot because bo baa been re
ceiving large Btlpenda from the state; he waa
duly elected and waa entitled tohla sahiry, and
to all the other fees and emoluments of hls
olllce. os well as to the natronaue Imnlied bv
hla prnctlcal control of the state printing and
other iobs. Not because he haa been accus-
tomed to get hia clerk-hiro ln part from the
state treasury, contrary to expresa statuto; the
bllls all got engrossed to the eatlsfaction of the
legisiature, aa we may assume, tbougu done
with paper fastenera and mucllaeo lnstead of
of by a copyisr. Not because he hasassumed
the nart nf general munanl to tlin llatara! hla
advfce waa well intended, no doubt, and proba-
uiy aa correct bb anyDody'a would bave been.
Not because hohaa been connected with certaln
unfortunate Insurance comnanlea: belnz ex-
offlcio Insurance commlssloner, the use ot lila
name waa naturaiiy Hought, and be probably
never put very much money ln it. Not be
cause he Is clerk of the Central Vermont Rall
road Company; he doea not formulate their
poncy, nor is ue responslble lor tne tmpoverlsb
ment of our farmorB at their bands, but Ia
mcrely clay in the bands of the potter. Not
because he is pledged in advance upon certaln
senatorial posslbllltlea ; he had to be hla
name couldn t have been trotted out by tho
organs othorwlse. The trne and supreme rea
son wny tne people do not rellsh tbe sltuatlon
Isthls: Thev have become flck and dfecueted
with the manlpulation of our polltics by a few
magnates who aasumo to be leadera and are
merely f uelere. It ia a clear caso of ol earchv,
When the citizena of the state of New York
found that they were controlled by an evldent
ring witnin tne party, and tnat atrong mea,
surea were neceasary to throw off the voke,
they rose in their might and snowed lt under
by 200,000 majorlty. The temperament of the
votera ot Vermont to-day la the eame. It
broke out at the last convention when the lleu
tenant-governor waa nomlnated. There waa
no peraonal objectlon whatever to Mr. Fuller,
but the thing had obviouely been " fijfed," and
tne maiortty oi tne convention took eolld com
fort in nnfixing lt. Asplratton to tbe high
otnce oi governor ls nonorable to any cltlzen
but it shonld be an aspiration ln subservienco
to tho will of the people, not one which seeks
to overbear and direct their will. If the peo-
pie want any cltlzen lor their governor he haa
no rigm, uniess nnoer most extraordlnary cir
cumstances, to refuse. If a cltlzen wants to
be governor it should be dependent upon hia
finding hlmself the untrammeled choice of the
votera: it should not be a want that leads him
to cboke hlmsolf down the votera' throats, by
manipuianng aeiegatea ano pacKing conven
tlona through peraonal aeencies in everv town
and bringincr to bear all the wel'.-known ma.
chinery of petty pollticians. now rattlinn on
every slde. How can we but protest against
tne macnmo poutics tnat nave so long con,
trolled our eubmlsslve state ? Slmnlv bv see.
Ing to it in each town that independent delo
gatea are chosen to tbe state convention. A
eood rule would be thls: Send no man who
has evcr before been to Montpelier ln any pub
lic or ofllclal capacity. In a convention so
made up, Dr. Nichols would not secure fifty
votes. If, however, it la necessary ln advance
to solldifv the ODDOsitton bv unitlnt? unon an
adveree candldate, there Is no dearth of mate-
rtal. lbe only question la, Who will most ac-
ceptably eatlsfy tbe greatest number ? In the
judgment ot the writer, tho man la named
when you mention thenuiet. indeDendent. fear
less, modest, studlous and able gentleraan who
xor two years naa tuied tuo olllce ol ileutenant
governor, Uon. Samuel E. Pingreo. At all
eventa, let ua Bheak the Slate.
WnO AKE IlESrONSIHl.E?
Mr. Edltor: ia tbe discusslons of who shall
be governor, I am glad to Boe a manlfest dlsno,
sitlon to have such nomlnation made by ln.
denendent voters. without fear or favor.
Should not tbe volco of the people be heard ln
the selection of those whom they are to elect
as their rulers and governors? I belleve the
declaration of riehta aa set forth in the consti
tutlon to the Inhabitants of the state, should be
lmpressed upon tho mlnd of each voter in the
state. "That all Dower beine oricinal v lnher.
ent ln, and conseanentlv derived from. tho neo.
ple.thereforeallolrlcersof government, whether
leglslatlve or executive, are their trustees and
aervants." " Tbat government ls, or ought to
be, lnstituted for the common bonellt, proteo-
iion ana securuy oi tne peopie, uation, or com.
munlty, and not tor the emolutnent oradvan
tage of any slogle man, or set of men, who are
a part only of that community." From the
fact that all power Ia derived from the people,
who but the people are resix)nsible for the nom-
lnations and electlons? Ia It not tho riglit and
prlvilege, nay duly, of every freeman to
strengthen or weaken every electlon by hla
vote? ln fact, no electlon ia complete unless lt
tells of tho entire Btrencth of ita eloctlve dla
trlct. What freeman. I ask. haa a rlirht to sav
aught against any offlcer at whose electlon he
did not nartlcipater Judglng tbo future bv th
past, I can see no good reason whv the noonle. ea
pecially tho tax-payers, should not feel adeen ln.
terest ln the affaira of state. There eeems to be
a new era dawnlng upon ua. and we are benin
nlng to reap aome of the rewards of wlse lecis
latton. The result ot the new tax law ot 1880
waa to add near Beventv-ftve ner cent of iuod.
erty not before taxed to our grand llst. thua
correspondlngly dimlnlshlng tho rate. In the
same year thore was a law provlding for the
appralsal of railroad property by a commission.
and although that appralsal proved tobeaurce
and a Ubel upon the law, yet the dlscusslons
followlng tho developments ot a majorlty and
mlnority reports, wero but preparlng the minds
of the people for what soon followed a law to
tax the corporato frauchlses of tbe corponitlons
oi tne state. ibus near two bnndred tbonsand
dollars of the burden of taxatlon ls llfted from
the common tax-payers, and made to bear upon
tne corporations oi tno state. is not ims, al
though coneldered by some to bo an extreme
measuro, a permanent beneilt to all our Inter
eatt? Oucht lt not to elevate and clve charac
ter to the leading Industrles of the state, and
glve tho assurance to tbe people that In the
iiaus oi legisiation our agricuitural interest baa
been consldered and treatod ln the llzht of
what lt really la, the leading lndustry of the
Btate? Ought lt not also to glve character and
lndependence to the corporations? With the
nrcsent laws fairly executed. thev can but feel
that they have jutt and honorable clairas for
protecuon ana legisiation. lt would seem.
under such circumstances. that tho snlrit of
envy and prejudlco which has exlsted as be
tween some of tbe people nnd corporations
snouia no longer exist, out uana Bttme uana in
sympathetlo accord for all the Industrles ot the
state. When the poople reallzo and act on the
prlnclplo that the electlvo power resta npon
tuem, ana uii nu oiections nro uy tne people,
to tho poople and for the people, and each free
man ia lmpressed with tbe fact that he, In a
measuro. Ia resuonslUo for each electlon then.
and not tlll then, wlll our conventlons and elec
tlons bo condncted ln accordance with the early
establlshed prlnclples of the Btate. Fakmkh.
LET THE I'EOI'LE ItOLK.
Edltor Timci .'The edltorlal remarks in the
last Issue of your paper, touchlng self-seeklng
canaiaates lor otuco, etc., meet my very nearty
approval; and I count lt an encouraglng omen
tbat such conBorvative journalB aa the Times
are polntedly calling publlo attentlon to the
crylng evlls that havegrownup under onr re
cently adopted polltlcal cnstoms and methods.
ror one, l long to see a rottirn to tbe good old
days, which you and I can remember, when lt
waa tbougbt lindlgnlfied and unseemly, here
In Vormont, for a candldate- for olllce, and
especially lor high olllce, to champion hia own
cause, or ln any way actlvely to promote hls
own nomlnation or electlon to olllce. The old
fashloned idea then prevalled that it tho peo
ple really desired any man's servlces ln public
ofllco they would find a way to make it known
to him, without nny sollcitation or promptlng
on lila part: and I mustconfess that 1 stlll cllng
witn a good deai oi tenacity to tuis, as lt seems
to me, good old way; and so, I am glad to see,
do you. Under it, possibly, too modest merlt
may sometlmes have failed of proper recognl
tion nnd reward; though the people, wnen
given a fair chance, are much quicker of ap-
pronension in tnis regara, i sometimea tnins,
thun we aro apt to give them credit for. At any
rate tho evil, ifany there was, was lnslgnifl
cant compared with the demoralizatlon that
has come upon us ln these later days through
the blatant self.anertlon of modern self.seek
lng candidates, who lack not only the modesty
of tholr predecessors, but also most of the
other characteristics that commended them to
public favor. Cheek ls now too often accepted
as a BUbstltnte for bralns, and he who " toots
hisown horn" moat dillgently ls qulte aptto
secure public attentlon and capture the coveted
prlze. Tbe euect oi an tbia on publlo man
ners, and even on public morals, cannot be oth
orwlse than pernlclous. It teaches that shallow
pretense, if suillclently bold nnd perseverlng,
may ahonlder itaelf into places tbat rlghtfully
belong only to eolld merlt. lndeed, how ex
ceedlngly seldom, ln these degenerate days,
doea mudcBt merlt wln in the racel Let us,
tnen, Dy au means, go bacK to tne netter cus
toma of earlier times. I would be elad. too.
as you suggest, to see a return to those days
when tbe people ol vermont were wont to as
semble in convention " to eeek the man, and
not merely to rattty and connrm some previous
understanding." It seems to me that we have
had qulte enough of rings and bargalns nnd
promlsea, and such like, and that if any such
unfulfllled bargalns nnd promiseB have been
made, publlcly, as ls clalmed, they were made
by those having no vnlid authority to blnd the
Btate of Vermont. I do not belleve that any
man. or any set of men combined in a " ring.
or otherwlse, have any warrant to parcel out
and mortgage, Bometlmes years in advance,
the high ofllcea of the Btate that rlghtfully be
long to the people aione, and for one, eo far as
the volce and vote oi one numoie ciuzen in
primary nBsembllea can have welght, I do not
propose longer to submit to thla brazen uaurpa
tion. As I feel, so do thousands and tens of
thousands of other good cltlzens feel; and it
only laeks concentration of purpose and effort
to make thla feeling effectfve ln wiping out
what I cannot but regard as a discredltable tea
ture of our present polltlcal customs. Shall
we unlte our effotts to accomplish so deslrable
an end ? On thls questlcn, Mr. Edltor, I vote
yea. " Conservatlve," in Bellows Falls Times.
THE GHEAT NOBTHWEST.
Bkookins Countv, Dakota, )
March 25, 1884.
Mr. Edltor : A few words from thls county
may be of interest to those of your readera
who are contemplatlng locatlng in the West.
Its location (44 SO' north latitude, or about the
eame as Washington connty, Vermont) is in
a reglon well adapted to agriculture and graz
lng. The eaatern part ia traversed by a range
of low bllls called coteaus, the valley of
wblch is covered witn an lmmense growtn oi
wild grass, except where a few bomesteads
have been taken, and tame grass has been
sown. A herd of seven hundred sheep, and
several small herda oi cattle, are pastured on
these coteaus. The north-western portlon Is
rolling pralrie, whlle the southern part is quite
level and dralnod by the Medary creek. The
Sloux rlver also crosses the connty from north
to south. There are three small lakes in the
county, the shores of which are covered with
tlmber. The soll is a deep, black pralrlo loam,
with a clear subsoll. Wheat is the staple
product; barley and oats are extensively
ralsed; com ia not very prodnctive, owing to
short seasona: potatoes do well, but are not
extensively ralsed, because tbere la no market
for them; all garden vegetablea do well, es
pecially roots. A great many " tree claima "
dot the prairies, taken under the tlmber-culture
law, witn excellent growths of young treea.
The climate is cool and lnvigorating in Bummer,
and not very severe ln wlnter. One railroad
crossea tbe county from east to west, and a
prospect of one, or more, north and south, this
summer, Lumberand coal are high; wheat, low;
cause, lack ot railroad competitlon. Brookins,
the county seat, located in the eouthern part,
on the Chicago & North-western railroad, ls
n flourishlng clty of fivo,years' growth. It sup
ports four churches, three of which havo snb
stantial church edifices. A system of graded
schools has been adopted, and a fino bullding
accommodates from one hundred and seventy
fivo to two hundred school chlldren. The agri
cuitural college 1b located here. A ilouring
mlll and creamery are to be erected thls Btiru
mer. a. e. ii.
AHTIFICIAL MAPLE 8THDT.
BnisTOL, Conn., March 30, 1881.
Mr. Edltor : Seelng Mr. A. M. Foster's let
ter ln The Watchman, leads me to say a few
words about maplo syrup. I was reared ln
Washington county, Vermont, and have made
tou a of maple sugar. Slnce coming to Con
necticut, I have sold several hundred cana of
syrup yenrly, all bougbt in Waterbury, Dux
bury and Stowe, and all " Slraon-pure. Never
have had a can returned. I have examlned
what was called maplo Byrup ln Hartford, Now
Haven and Bristol. I tound a good article in
Hartford, but none genulne elsenhere. I have
just bonght in Bristol one bottle ot syrup
marked aa follows: " Pure Maple Syrup, Enos
burg, Vt. . , Medford, Mass." Thla
runa down one's throat like oil, and bas no
tnste of miple. 1 havo a can bougbt here which
reads, " Vermont Maple' Syrup. Guaranteed
strlctly pure, and the most dcliclcus known.
. , New York." This haa a llttlo
maple taste. The countcrfelt can be detected
every tlme by the emell. I tbink It Is adulter
ated with glucose; perhapa Bomethlng else is
addedj One thing ls certaln, they use but very
little maple syrup. OEOitaE C. Ahms.
a west sidb view.
We notlced recently a very superlluous re
mark of the Vergennes j nper that the people
In thls part ot the state were ln favor ot ur,
Nichols for governor; thatls, lt the exprension,
"thls part ot the state," Is supposed to cover
any more space tban the olllce of tbe Ver
monter. It limited to that, we presume it ls
true. We havo also been nstonlshed at an artl
cle In the Burlington Frte Press, wblch, ln ad
mlttlng tho emlnent fltncsa of Colonel Pingree
for governor, suggests tbat he bIiouUI wait In
order that Dr. Nichols mlght have the ofllco.
It would appear to tho common mlnd that the
man who dldn't llght was tho proper man to
walt. Tbe soldler waltl Dld he walt when the
fate of the country trembled In the balance ?
And shall he walt now ? Shall he be asked to
wait ? Whatever may be tho pecullar vlews of
the edltor of the Free 1'ress, the great heart ot
the poople beats true on this question, Every
tlme, other tblngs bolng equal, tbey glve the
soldler the preferonce. Patriotlsm and gratl
tttde nllke dlctate thls. And they wlll do It
now." Farmer," in Middlebury Hegtster and
Chicicen Pie CitUBT. In a ilaiuty dough lles
the charm of chickcn plo. To mako such, use
prepared ilour, wblch you can prcpare yoiir
sclt from Ilorsford's Bread Proparatlon (slftiug
one imcknge of It Into twcnty-fivo pounds ot
Ilour), ndd a little butter, nnd wet up with
swcet milk, Thls mnkca n tcnder, rlch, llght
and flaky cruat, dalnty enough to set beforo