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TtJY W. W. PKESCOTT.
MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, APML, 10, 1884.
VOI,. 79. 4014. NO. 27
WEDNESDAY, APIUL 10, 188 1.
Montpelier Kepiibllenti Ciincus.
The republloan voteraof llie town of Montpelier are
hereby notlflcd to mcet In caucus, at Capltal hall, on
Saturday, Aprll lOtli, A. I). 1884, at half-pnnt iioven
o'clock r. u to clect slt delegates nnd slx subetltute to
representBAtiltown Inthe rcpubllcan rttetrlct conven
tiOD for tho Second Con?resalonal Dlntrlct ot Vermont,
tobebcld at Montpelier on Tnesday, Aprll 2'Jth, 1881,
at half-pat one o'clock r. m. Dolegates to be elccted
by ballot and box to remaln open one liour. Alo to
elect slx delegates and tlr eubjlltutes to represcntsald
town In tho republloan state conventlon, to be held ftt
Montpelier on Wedncsday, Aprll 30th, 1884, at ten o'clock
k, M. The above conventlons are called for the purpoeo
of electlng delegates to attend tho republloan natlonal
conventlon, to be held at Chlcago, 111., June 3d, 1884,
Oeohok V. W'ma, XmmmUttt
CHARLKS W. l'OKTBK.I ""
Montpelier, Aprll 15, 1884.
Cnlals Hepubllcau Caucus.
Agreeably to tho call of the republlcan dlstrlct com
mlttee, the republlcan voters of the town of Calais are
notlfled to meet at the vestry of Chrlsllau chnrch, on
Batnrday, Aprll 19tb, 1884, at two o'clock 1'. M to elect
delegates to attend tho dlstrlct and state conventlons at
Montpelier, Aprll 29th and 30th, 1884.
l'KK OllDBR OF COMUITIEIl.
Tlio publisher of The Watchman announces
that ho wlll lssue a paper just beforo the ad
journment of tho conference, now In sesslon in
this vlllage, whlck wlll contain a full leport of
the proceedlngs of that body, together wlth the
appolntments. Kev. W. H. Davenport, formerly
assistant editor of tlie Chrtstlan Messenger,
who has had expcrlence ln such work, wlll do
the reportlng. The deslgn 1s to glve, ln a forra
sultable foi presetvatlon, a full resume of all
the gatherlngs, Includlng abstracta of the most
lmportant addresses. The prlco wlll be flve
cents per copy at the ofllce oi by mall.
The Indlcations polnt to the Immediate es
tablishment of a new bank at St. Albans.
We hope to publleh next week a long-de-ferred
letter from Anrora, Illinois. It 1s of
general lnterest and of special value to the
Orange Lono, a young married man who
worked in John Dow's mlll in Marshfield, was
thrown upon a large clrcular Baw, yesterday
afternoon, and Instantly kllled. Tho body was
Thb Troy conference of the Methodist Episco
pal charch unanlmously lesolved to petttion
the general conference to retrocede to lt the
chnrchea of the Burlington dlstrlct tranaferred
agalnst their wlll to the Vermont conference.
This is the fourth year of the law requiring
indivlduals to mako oath to an lnventory of
their taxable property. The amount of prop-
ertyputfnto tho Ifst under lt has Increased
from 880,152,000, the year before the law was
passed, to $154,135,084 last year.
A telethone exchange at Bradford is now
an assured thing, and from there a line is to be
ian dtrect to West Randolph, takingin Corinth,
East Corinth, West Topsham, Chelsea and
other smaller towns. This will join Bradford
wlth Montpelier and all the towns connocted
wlth this exchange.
TnE suit of tho trustees of the Southeastern
road agalnst Receiver Ilendeo of the Vermont
Natlonal Bank at St. Albans, to recorer the
Montreal, Portland & Boston bonds held by
hira, came np at Montreal recently. Tho plalnt
iffs falled to prove service on Hendeo or the
existence of property ln Canada, and Hendee
claimed that the court h id no jurisdiction for
that reason. It is thought at St. Albans that
this will throw the case out of the courts and
remove the present obstructlon to the salo of
Tns movement among the Methodlsts in
favor of longer pastorates ln cases whero the
people ot a cbarge desire an extension of tlme
beyond the three years' llmlt, has taken shape
in a lesolution passed by the New England
conference, at Lynn, asklDg the general confer
ence to so modlfy the discipllne as to allow the
bishops to appoint a pre acher to a charge for a
longer tlme than three years whon askod by an
annual conference. It remalns to be seen how
the general conference wlll regard this resolu
tlon, whlch was unanimously adopted.
We reprinted last week from the Woodstock
Standard an article on Australian wool. The
editor ot that paper has kindly sent us samples
from the cargo described ln that article, and
any one interested in the matter can examine
them at this ofllce. There are three samplos,
two of nnwashed and one of washed. The
latter, sald to be waBhed on the sheep, is lald
down ln Boston at slxty cents. It is a beautl
f ul article. Domestic wool-growers conld bardly
compote wlth it if tho duty of twenty cents
were thrown off. The unwashed Is lald down
ln Boston at forty cents, the duty belng ten
We have often heard (hat thero ls poetry In
much prose, and the following from tho De-
trolt Post seems to be a striklng example
" Farmer has a little lamb; its fleece tarlffed
too low; and every whero the farmer goesthat
wool Is snre to go. It followed hlm to Wash,
Ington, Into the cancus school, which made
Carlisle and Morrlson say : ' This is pretty cool
The cpeaker sagely shook hls head, and wlsely
gazed abont, and to hls free-trade pnpll sald
'Tarnthat Btrange creature outl' But when
that filgUtful lamb ba-a-ed, and round its eye-
balls turned, that free trade caucus, badly
ecared, immedlately adjourned, And nowthey
tear this awf ul lamb, wblcb terrlfles them so,
Intends to sound its fearful ba-a agaln at
A cokrespondent of the Brattleboro lie-
fortner, writlng from St. Albans, compllments
that paper on " the independent ntand " lt has
taken on state economic and political ques,
tlons. IIo speaks of the groat noeil ot Inde
pendent and courageous newspnperR, names
the Beformer as the leading and the trusted
state democratla organ, and inttmates that tho
Argus has fallen from grace with the stanch
adherents of democracy by reason of "doing
the republloan dlrty work In a sly way." The
correspondent furtber says " thla has greatly
lmpalred the power of tho Argus and lts fol
lowlng Is dlmlnlshing." Ile has evldently
slzed up this matter correctly, Many thlngs
In this vlclnlty conflrm this ylew of the mat
ter, of which thosteadily-lncreaslngclrculatlon
of Thb Watchman, and the reports and conv
raents of old frlendsand hosts of new ones, are
not the least.
The following paragraph from the Lyndon
Unlon wlll be a surprtse to many Vermontera
"People famlllarwlth Lyndon Cornerin the
years between 1810 and 1850 wlll remember
Lawrenco Barrott as one of tho ' gamlna ' of
our strcet. Hls fathor was a tallor here, having
hls ehopin a little room bolow the Cahoon
ofllco, whlle hls famlly llved In tho ilckety
basement bolow hlm. Hls two boya were
Georgo and Lawrenco. Lawrenco was a bel-
Hgerent chap, and when ho couldn't find any
other boy to flght, he would keep hls hand ln
by undortaklng to flght hls older brother,
George. Tho old gentleraan would usually
umplro the flghta and intertero only when ono
boy was uslng an unfalr advantage over tho
other, Lawronce took to booka occaslonally,
and managod to find tlme, botwcen fighta, to
tako a partlal courso In tho Lyndon academy,
whero he was always roady when hls turn
came for a declamation, and nsually othorwlso
ongaged whon his turn came to reclte. When
other boys were running away from rhetoricals,
Lawrenco was on hand and seomed to enjoy it.
little beforo 1850 the famlly disappeared
from the vlllage, and that was the last heard
from them tlll Lawrence began to appear ln
tho thoatrlcal world. He went to Montreal,
wo learn, whero he managed to work hlmself
in behlnd the scenes, aschore boy, then 'supe,'
thon Btock, and finally ho tnrned up ln tho
Amerlcan cltles as one of tho foremost trago-
dlans of the present day."
We glve below a ltst of the town commlttees
for this county, as appolnted at the county tem
perance conventlon. By somo oversight they
have not beon f urnlshod for publlcation earller :
Barre, George W. Basaett, Charlos L. Cnrrler
and E. II. Glldden; Berlin, Janus Crossett, J.
M. Perrlnand AldenLadd; Cabot, Allenl'erry,
Hiram WellB and Jesse MorBe; Calais, E. Stlck
ney, L. G. Dwlnoll and F. Fullor; Duxbury, H.
O. Ward, E. W. Uuntloy and D. Gray; East
Montpelier, George Uowland, Edwln Foster
and West Ormsbeej Fayston, A. D. Bragg,
Nathan Boyceand S. J. Dana; Marshfield, C.
Bent, James Boyles and J. E. Eddy j Middle
sex, F. M. McElroy, C. C. Graves and J. W.
Maxham; Montpelier, C. II. Heath, Fred E.
Smith, II. C. Lull and Joseph Flsherj More
town, Kussell Sawyer, G. A. Thornton and J.
B. Fassett; Northfield, G. II. Richmond, C. D.
Edgorton, A. F. Andrews, Martln Cobleigh and
C. A. Braley; Plainfield, O. L. Hoyt, C. A.
Bartlott and S. B. Galo; Roxbury, H. G. Ellis,
ClarkFllnt nnd E. P. Burnham; Waitsfield,
W. A. Jones, E. A. Flsk and A. A. Kneeland;
Waterbury, John Seabury, G. H. Lease and C.
D. Roblnson; Warren, J. n. Sonter, S. Bannis
terand P. Ryford; Woodbury, Gilman Bell,
Oscar Thomaa and Wlnslow Voodry; Worces
ter, M. Balley, A. Uarrington and J. Wllson.
Tns fortieth annual sesslon of the Vermont
Conference ot the Methodist Episcopal Church
opened ln this vlllage yesterday. Blshop Mat-
thew Slmpson, who was expected to preslde
over the deltberatlons of the conference, ls pre-
vented from belng present on acconntof Illness,
and Blshop E. G. Andrews occuples the
chair. Durlng the day yesterday examinatlons
were held for those who are pursuing
the prescribed four yearB' courso, preparatory
to belng ordalned for the mlnistry, and
ln the evening occurred the annlversary of
the Temperance Society. The programme for
the romalnder of the oxercises ls as followB
This mornlng, buslnoss matters; thla afternoon
the conference sermon wlll be preached by II
W. Worthen, and thla evening wlll occur the
annlversary of the Freedmen's Ald Society,
with J. W. Bennett, L. A. Dibble, G. F. Arms
and J. C. Ilartzell, D. D., as speakera. To
morrow afternoon comes the annlversary of
the Sunday-school Union, A. J. Hough, D. F,
Brooka and A. II. Webb, speakers, and to-mor-
row evening D. R. Lowell, F. II. Knlght, C. A,
Smith and C. W. Wilder wlll present the cause
of the Edu&ttion Society. Friday afternoon II.
P. Cushing will preach a cnntennial sermon,
and Joseph II. Mansfield wlll speak of the New
England Methodist Ilistorical Society. A cen
tennial celebration wlll be held ln the evening,
wlth addresses by M. D. Jump, J. C. W. Coxe,
D. D., and Blshop Andrews. Satnrday after
noon the annlversary of the Woman's Forelgn
Misslonary Society will be held, wlth Mrs.
W. GuernBey and Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Parker
as speakers, and W, J. Johnson wlll preach a
misslonary sermon in the evening. Sunday
mornlng there will be a love feast, led by W
B. Iloward, followed by a sermon by Blshop
Andrews. There will be ordinations at two
o'clock ln the afternoon, and in the evening
will occur the annlversary of the Misslonary
Society, at whlch addresses will be made by M
D, Jump, J. O. Sherburne, W. M. GUlis and
E. W. Parker. All these exerctses wlll be held
at Trlnlty church. On Sunday mornlng and
evening sermons will be preached by members
of the conference, or vislting clergymen, at
Bethany chnrch, Church of tho Messtah and
the Baptlst church. All the servlces are open
to the general publlc. Next week we shall
glve a full report of all the proceedlngs.
General W. W. Gkout will be the Decora
tlon day orator at Hardwick.
Uon. G. W. GiUNDEYof Vergennes has been
justlce of the peace forty-slx yeara.
Hon. II. G. Root ot Bennington has returned
from hls wlnter residence in Florida.
Gkouoe II. Bigelow, post-offlce lnspector
for the state ot .Vermont, has resigned.
Rev. W. C. Dawson has presented hls res-
Ignation as rector of St, Paul's church at Bur
Dit. Obel Cook ot Mendon, one ot the Iead
Ing puUc men of Rutland connty, dled last
Hon. Walteii C. Dunton of Rutland has
beon secured to dellver the Decoratlon day ad
dress ln Hinesburg!).
Senatok Moiutnjc celebrated hls Beventy
fourth birthday by a large receptlon, Monday
evening, at Washington.
Rev, B. M. Thxotson ot St. Johnsbury wlll
dellver the address at tho approachlng Odd
Follows' celebration In Burlington.
Rev. G, II. Monss ot the Congregational
church ot Clarendon accepts the recommenda
tlon of the councll, and decldes to remaln in
Rev. D. R. Lowell, pastor of the Rutland
Methodist church, wlll take a five months1
European trlp this summer, leavlng this conn
try about May 20.
Rev. L. L. Sowles, who was sent to Tops
lmm tho last sesslon of tho Methodist confer
ence as a supply for tho charge, has called a
councll ot Freewlll Baptlst preachers to orduln
hlm as a preacher ot that falth, IIo Intends
soon to move to Canada.
Hkniiv HiToiicociC of Galesburg, 111.. for
merly, and for tho flrst flvo years of lts exist
ence, statlon agent at Rutland of the Rutland
& Burlington rallroad, dled at hls home ln
Galeabure. Anrll 4. For more than twenty
years he was connected wlth the Chlcago, Bur
lington m ijuincy, and most oi tne iime an ns
Denman TiioMfsoN wlll nonoar nt Capltal
hall as " Josh Whitcomb " May 31,
The Memorlal dav address wlll bo dellvered
by Hon. James L. Martln of Brattleboro.
Attention Is called to tho call for a ropubll-
can caueus published in another column.
Uei'Aihm are belcL' mado uuon the Davls
house, on State street, by F. H. Bascom, who
wlll soon muKo tnnt nis resmenco.
EitA8TUS HuiuiAUD has recently nurchnsed
some largo sprlugs near tho top of Clay lilll,
and Is about to lay a large plpo to brlng water
irom tnem to tius viuage.
Thehe was somo oxcltement. Saturdav morn
lng, over a reported Biilclde, as the result of an
unsatlsfactory lovo affair. The final outcome
iroved the disappointed one moro scared than
Mit. S. D. Allen of Warren arrlved In town,
Monday ovonlng, wlth a carload of ninetoon
drlvlng and Baddle horses from Canton, Mo.,
and they have since been on exhibltion at the
Montpelier liouso stablo.
F. W. Banckoft has been at home the past
week, bnt wlll lcturn to Boston soon. It ls
posslble that he may go to Burlington, to sing
n a concert to be clven by tne pMlbarmonlc
society, before his return.
W. A. Stowell has bonght tho Langdon lot
on Barre Btreet, and the Hart Brothers nro ne-
gotiating wlth Mossrs. Irish & Sparrow for a
leaso of tncir large uarn, in tne rear oi tne
Unlon liouso, to ue litten upior a BRatmg nnic.
We note. as one of the Indlcations of sprinc's
awakening, that Joseph Newby, Esq., has es
tabllshed hlmself at his old Btand oppoaite the
Pavlllon, where he announces his presence by
an occasional peal of laughter of his own orig
A meetino of the oxccutive commlttee of the
Woman's Christlan Temperance Unlon will be
holden at Bethany chapel on Friday, Aprll 18,
at nlne o'clock A. m. and two i m. All ladies
Interested In the work of this organization are
Mit. P. C. Ginns of Boston, wlth the Unlted
States & Canada Express Company, accom
paniod by his wlfe, is vislting frionds In this
place. They were yesterday tho guosts of W.
A. Stowell, who took them, wlth a few friends,
to n sugnr-place near the Marshfield depot.
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Cum-
mings assembled on Saturday evening to com
memorate with them the fiftieth annlversary
of their marrlnge. The occasion was very en
joyable. Eighty dollars In gold and some
mlnor gifts were presented to the host and
hostess by those ln attendance.
On Sundav. whlle Captaln C. T. Snmmera was
getting into his carrlage, opposltothe residence
of D. L. Sanders, his horse "started and tbrew
mm under tne wneei, wmcii passed over lils
face, brulsinghim severely. The horse ran
some dlstance up "tho branch" wlth Mrs.
buratners ln tne team, Dut was stopped wlthout
lnjury to her.
James T. Sadin has broken up housekoenine
for a short timo, and wlll move into the honse
on Balley avenue, next above tho residence of
Rev. (J. a. amltn, early ln tne Bummer, or ts
soon as the lease of tho present occnoant flr-
plres. Mrs. Sabln expects to be absent from
home for a few weeks previous to that tlme.
zor the pnrpose oi vislting friends ln ditlerent
Ahodt three hnndred tubs of bntter were
taken here on Saturday, prices ransinz from
twenty-five to twenty-six cents, and hlgher for
fancy grades. W. W. Park took one hundred
and twenty-five gallonB of maple syrnp, pay-
lng lor somo as nign as i -u per gaiion. u.
W. Parmenter took fifteen hundred tubs of
maple sugar, paylng from eight to ten cents.
Jggs nrongnt sixteen cents.
Tns soclable at the Pavlllon. Mondav even
ing, for the benefit of the proposed library, was
a pleasant affair for all present; The proceeds
were aoout sos. rnere seems to ne an ln
creaslnc lnterest In the matter of a librarv.
and lt is suggeated that some of the young
people glve a dramatlc entertainment in lts be
balf. The snccess ot the elTorts of their
senlors should prove an Incentlve.
"Bddules" was given, as advertised, at
(japltainall, rrlday evening, and tne company.
baving one night to spare, gave a repetition
Saturday evening. The audience was not large
on eitner occasion. xne cnaracter oi tne en
tertalnment would possibly have been im
proved by the omisston of tne ollo specialtles
Some of the Binging was oxcellent, and the
actlng was as good as the nature of the play
ATthe annual assembly of Montpelier Coun
cll, No. 4, Royal and Select Masters, on Thurs
day evening, Aprll 10, the following ofllcers
were elected: T. C. Phinnev. thrlce illustrious
master; Collins Blakely, deputy master; George
L. Lane, pnncipai conductor of tne work;
James C. Houghton, treasurer; Thomas U.
Cave, recorder; George W. Wing, captain of
the guards; J. W. F. Washbnrn, conductor of
the councll; Rev. 11. F. 11111, chaplaln; W. A
Brlggs, marsbal; Thomas L. Wood, steward
James A. Erwin, sentinel.
TnE ballifts met on Monday and papers were
slgned by whlch the vlllage and the owner
have agreed to leave the matter ot tbe
water damage at Beniamin s Falls to a board
of arbitrators consiBting ot George W. Dodge
of Berlin, Wllliam Chapln of Middlesex and
Augnstus Claflln of (Barre. These gentlemen
have been lnvlted to meot tbe first day of May
and conslder the subject. The bailltTs have
received several blds for doing the necessary
ditching for the water works and the f relght
Ing, and wlll meet this evening to takeaction
Lettep.8 uncalled for at Montpelier post-
omce. Apru is, ltss-i: ijjoies Mrs. u. n. uar
ter, Mary Contllon, Mra. Mary F. Carlton, Mlsa
Clara J. Dodge, Miss M. M. Fortier, Mra. Gould,
Miss Julia E. Hall, Miss Nlna Hull, Mra. Mary
Latorty, Mrs. Sarah Morrlll, Miss Blanche
Templeton. Gentlemen Wllliam T. Cleve'
land, John Fowler, Harry W. Geover, Ilerbort
&. uitison, uerman Jaucn, Josepn Lanson
James Me, J. B. Mace (2), Monsleur de Itoug
sel, Theodore Wllfore. Partiea applying for
any of tho above must say " advertised " and
give tno aaie. J. s. 1'eck, rostmaster.
At the annual meeting ot Christ church. held
Tuesday mornlng, tho following olllcers were
eiecteo: vestryinen, unariea uewey, tred K.
Smltb, T. P. Redfield, Hlram Atkins, J. W,
1." n ( T.',1 ..... ,1 rnmo T ii r ) ,. . it vr
Taplin and George E. Taplin; wardens, Charles
Dewey and Fred E. Smith; secretary, L. P.
Gleason; treasurer, C. A. Best; delegates to
tne aiocesan conventlon, mram AtKins, Jtred
h. amitn, ii. jn, lapnn and uoionel J. II
Lucia; alternates, J. W. EHIs, Charles Dewey,
L. P. Gleason, Geo. E. Taplin: colleotor. F. M
Kendall; pew commlttee, Charles Dewey, Fred
Btmin, i. v. l'ninnoy.
The Easter sale by the ladies of Christ church
opened yesterday afternoon wltn a good at'
tendance. A large assortment ot fancv artl-
cles of every deecrlptlon was dlsplaved ln
booths and on tables at convenlent polnts and
found an easy sale. The most attractive ob-
lect seemed to be the fancy aullt mentloned
last week. " Mother Hubb&rd " dances were
performed In the evening by sixteen ot the chll
dren In costume, and this was followed by the
urama, rno oueni rroiector. At ten min
utea past eleven o'clock the quilt was awarded
to ur. ii. (J. iirignam, wno received two nun
dred and oignty-eignt votes.
At tho annual convocation ot King Soloroon
Royal Arch Chapter, No, 7, held at their hall on
Thursday evening, Aprll 10th, the following
omcers were eiecteo lor tne enauing year: J
W. F. Washburn, hlgh prlest: George Atklna
klnir: Charles W. Guernsey, cctlbe: James C.
Houghton, treasurer; Thomas II. Cave, secre
tary; YYiuiam A, litiggs, captain of tne iioft
Georce L. Lane. nrincipal soiourner: Wlll. II
master thlrd vell; Daniel S. Wheatloy, master
Becond vell; Albert W, Ferrln, master first
veu luiwara v. uisueo ana a..u, uummins
stowards; Rev, 11. F, HI1I, chaplaln; James A.
Thb Tavernlor Comedy Company nlaved
Camllle,- a play whlch Bernhardt . has mado
famous, to a good audlonce, at Capltal hall
Tuosday evenlnz of last week. The plav is
tragio In lts outcome and reqnlres for its suc-
cessiui presentation a netter stage seuing tuau
the outllt ot the hall suppllea. Miss Van Cort-
land, as Camllle, played her part with n good
general eftect and at tlmes, under the sway of
Iiowertul passlons, Bhowed hersell the mlstress
ot her art. Little Miss Nuwman's appearance
on the stage, and the pleasant way ln whlch she
renoored a juvenuo Bong, was nn oxcoeaingiy
refreshlng lncldent ln tho entertainment. Sho
waa received wlth a burst of eenulne annlauso
and was twlco recallod to tho stage.
CLAttissA (IIicks) Chase. tho dnuizlitcr of
Gtdeon Hlcks nnd Sallv Peck Hlcks, and
wldow of tho late Hon. Nelson A. Chase. dled
at her home, on Wintor street, yesterday morn
lng. sne was oorn in calais, yt., March 0,
1805, nnd was tho oldest ot eight chlldren, four
of whom survlvo hor. December 13, 1827, sho
was married to Judge Chase, wlth whom she
had llved over flfty-four years at tho tlme of
hia decenxo. They had slx chlldren, only twoof
whom, Mrs. J. R. Seaver and Ida, an unmarrled
daughter, nro now llvlng. In the most distress
Ing illness of the past fifteen months she haa
shown, by her uncomplalning fortltude and pa
tient Bubmisston, both the strength and the
sweotness of a Christlan charactor that has
been long rlpening, nnd has proved equal to
every test; and thoso to whom she has en
deared hersolf bya long llfoof falthful do
votlon, as they have loving'.y sought to allevl
ato her sufferings, will most tenderly cheilsh
her memory. Her chlldren rise up and call
GEonQE W, AVinci. Esa.. Is to dellver the
Decoratlon day address at Worcester H. C.
Webster Is marketlng ln New York and Bos
ton Oughtney Jangraw has secured tho ser-
vIcob of a gentloman from Lake Vlllage, N. II.,
for the thlrd chair of his tonsorlal establlsh-
ment Florence Balley has returned from
hor vlslt at Cambridge Etnnia Ingraham
of The Watchman composlng forco Is absont
for a brlef vaeatlon, and Edward S. Luce of tho
job department has been vislting ln Cabot for
a few days. . . .Cyrus Brown of Worcester Is to
open a law ofllce In French's block C. W.
Ulark nas moved Into the house recently occn-
pied by E. II. AUer Mrs. L. L. Durant has
returned from her western trlp Mrs. J. W.
Balley and Miss Clara have returned from Bos
ton E. D. Blackwoll is expected home from
Florida to-day Allce, danghter of A. C.
Averill, is vislting friends in Barre Rnth
Jewett, Mary Reed and George B. Shepard
have returned to their studies at Northampton
uuu uiuiuriugu mrs. iieien ai. sticKney 18
ln Williamstown, where she wlll remaln several
weeks.... Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Wllklnshavegone
to Rutland, where Mrs. Wllklns is to remain
for some timo.., .Moses Pearson has bought
the Ktlburn Day place, near tho Pioneer works,
In Berlin. The prlco paid was 62,000, and pos
sesslon waa glven yesterday. . . . D. P. Bugbee,
who has been spendlng the wlnter in Florida,
returned Sunday mornlng Eben Scrlbner
has sold the Hlbbard house on Berlin street to
V. Ij. blayton of Elmore, now clerking in the
store of H. E. Slayton.
Mobe than usual lnterest waa manlfested ln
the observance ot Eastor bv our churches.
The sermons wero appropriato to tbe occasion
ana tne mnsic was excenent. There were
beautlful dlsplays of fiowors ln most of the
plnces of worsnlp, and the audlences wero large
at eucn servico.
Baptlst Church. The servlces at tho Bantlst
church were appropriato to the occasion. Owing
to theabsence of Mr. Burpeo, nothing was done
of especial lnterest muslcally. The regular
praiso service was neia m tne evening.
Trlntltl Church. At Trln tv. commnnlnn
service was held, the sermon from Lnke xlv: 2
belng preacned by the presiding elder. Rev II
a. aponcer. iwo aninems were sung bya cholr
of nlno volces, under the dlrectlon of W. U.
Terrill. A Sundayschool concert was held ln
Church of the Mmiak.At this church Rev.
Mr. Wright preached in the mornlne unon the
drift of thought to-day on the character of the
llfe beyond, from the text, " In my Father's
house are many manslons." An excellent
programme of mnsic was given by the usual
qnartette cholr. A Snnday-school concert took
tne piace of tne usual evening servlco.
St. Awmstme s Church. Servlceg at thla
church commonced at half-past ten ln tho
mornlng, wnen the annnalcollection was taken
up. whlle the cholr of ten voices. nnder the
leadershlp of Joseph Galaise, rendered psalma
ana antnems appropriate to tne occasion.
After tbe collection. Mass was sunz. Rov.
Father Duglue preached a homlly from the first
and seventh verses of the twentieth chapter of
Mark. Vespera, followed by the benedlctlon
oi tne uiessea ancrament, wltn selections by
mu cuuir, compiiseu tne services oi tne evening,
Bethany Church. The mornlng service at
lietnany tooK tne nsual form. Kev. .1. II
Hincks dellvered an interostlng sermon, chosing
for this text the first verse of the twentieth
chapter of John: "The first day of the week
cometh Mary Mngdalene early, whon it was
yet dark, unto tbe sepulchre, and seeth the
stone taken away from the sepulchre. The
muslcal programme was a promlnent featnre
of the evening service, being of a hlgh order
ana weii penormea. ine reguiar cnoir was
assistea oy miss janie mmDaii, v. L. wood.
nury ana u. m. uuBnman.
Christ Church. In tho moroln? service at
Christ church several selections of new muslc
were given by the cholr in n manner very sat
isiactory to tno large audience present. Com,
mnnlon servlco was held. The subject of the
morniDg aif course was unrist, tne ixirner
Stone,'rfrom the text, " The stone whlch the
bnllders reiected, the same Is become the hoad
of the corner. This ls the Lord's doing, and it
is marvelous in our eyes." The festival exer
cises of the Snnday-school were held In the
afternoon, and conslsted of acrlpturo lessons,
the singlng of carols. presentation of offerlncrs.
and a briet address by Rev. Mr. Hlll upon
victory, tnrougn our i,ora jesus unrlst.
School opened Monday. the 7th Instant. wlth
anunusually largo attendance for tho sprlng
term. inere are aireaay one nundred and
Fast day evening was spent by the stU'
dents in eatmg sugar in tne dlnmg nall.
Thb following olllcers were electod for th
lyceum, to serve the first half of the term
l'resldent, Mr. Klmball; vice-presldent, Miss
weDuer: secretary, oiiss uiara urown: treas
urer, Mr. Rowe; executive commlttee, Mr,
liowiana, aiisses jewett ana uiover.
Mit. A. A. IIadlrv's muslc class at th
semlnary nnmbers fitty pupils this term. As
there ls enough work to keep two teachers con
stantly employed, the servlces of Mra. Osgood
of Boston, a graduate of tbe New Eneland
Conservatory of Mnsic, have been secured to
East Mon'pcIIer. Last Friday mornlng,
as Theodore Clark was going to market with
six hundred pounds of sugar, he dlscovered
that be was leavlng one ot hls wagon wheels
Denina. it is neitner wneenng nor sieigmn
here, and a three-wbeeled vehlcle was not at a
to hls liklng. We concluded, from the snlrited
manner in whlch he deposlted ten-pound paUs
by the roadside, that he had taken a sudden
fancy for " sugar on snow.". ...Davld Flemlng
has twonty-one Brown Leghorn pnllets, hatched
last juiy, irom wnicn ue uas soia one nunared
dozens of eggs for S24.2G. . . It blds fair to be an
average sugar Beason, ln snite of the untavora
ble weather at the beginning. Some of our
most enterprlslng farmers dld not commence
tlll the first ot last week, and thlnk they galned
uy waiting ira uoage nas put ln a now
evaporator and otnorwtso imnroved lils factll
tiea for sugar-making. As a result, he carried
sugar to marKet last saturday tliat won tn
pralse of belng " the best they had seen.".
School nt the Center commences May 12, wlth
Vllla Carnes as teachor II. M. Palne has
takon hls fathor a farm on sbares Mrs.
Phebe Perry is maklne her annual vlslt amoni?
relatlvos hero Carrle Foster ls to tench at
the Mst vlllage, and her twin slster. Abble,
at the Four Cornors. They wlll 'both board at
home Mrs. Elvlra Toby Is vislting relatlves
In town Elsle Wheeler has taken the school
In the John Morse dlstrlct, In Calais.
W olcott. Last woek Mrs. J. Davls kllled
sevon crows at one sliot. ...Wllliam Grout
had n good horse dle last week: cause un
knowu..,.More steel ralls have arrlved, and
areto be lald on the road....L. A. Tlllotson
has boueht the Chase house.... Holmos CubIi
man has moved into tho Redfield block, and
Wlll Eastinan has moved Into the P. Smith
house, , . .George Tlllotson Is to move this week
into tne nonse latelv vacatod uv ii. uuehman.
....Alonzo Jennlngs la dangerously sick wlth
hemorrhage ot the stomach,,..II, U, Bundy
has been confined to the house by slckness the
past weeK, uut is now anie to no out agaln
Washington County Court.
Jcnnclte L. Kimball vs. llandall i0 Durant.
This was a wrlt of audlta qucrcla, brought to
set asiue a justico s juagment rendered agninst
tne compiainantin favor, nominauy, of ltandnu
& Durant, but really ln favor of L. L. Durant.
Beforo tho snit was brought upon whlch the
iudgmont was rendered tho firm of Randall &
)urant had been dlssolvod, and Mr. Durant,
havlng possesslon of tho books of the firm, pro-
ceedod to bring eults agalnst vnrlous partles
who appeared from the books to bo Indebtcd to
tho firm. Among those who were so unfortu
nato as to have tholr names appear ln this 11st,
either honestly or othorwlse, was tho com
plalnant. It nppoared by tho complalnant's
tostimony that her husband had been n soldler,
and that after hls death Durant told her he
could obtaln a bounty for her; that he would
laae tne caso, ana cnarge nor notning uniess ue
succeeded; that the bounty case falled, and she
heard nothing more from Durant untllthis Buit
waa brought; that onthe service of the wrlt
she employed C. II. Iloath and, wlth her wlt
nessos, propared for battlo; that on the return
day of the wrlt, at tho hour and place, whlch
,t ,u u.uu t viva n. 1,1., ..w uuii.u, o uuivV) DllO
appoarod for trlal, but found tho ofllce locked;
tnat tne oiuce oi u 11. iieatn was on tne samo
lloor as Durant's ofllce: that thov staved there
and frequently tried the door nntil long after
eloven o'clock A, m., and could not galn admlt
tance; that sho went home, and heard no more
of tho matter until Durant brought hls sult on
the judgment, fivo years nnd six months aftor
this tlme; that she then brought thiscomplalnt
to set aslde the judgment. She was cor
roborated by C. U. Heath, Mr. Wells of Cabot,
and others. The defendant, Durant, testified
that the justico came to hls ofllce at nlne o'clock
on tho day In question, defaulted the defend
ant, Kimball, nnd went away upon the under
standlng that lf she appeared he was to bo
caued; tnat nis oiuce was kept open all of the
tlme, and that no appearance was made by
her; that ho dld not tako her case oncontln
gont fees. He was also corroborated by one
Harrls, who was at that tlme a student ln his
ofllce; he remembeied the whole business as
well as he used to remember Chilty a Plead
ing's, which he used to clalm he road at the
rate of slxty pagea uer hour. Ile sworo the
ofllce waa open all of the forenoon, and no ap
pearance waa maae oy mrs. Kimuan or anyone
for her. The court put it on the ground ot for
getfnlnesa, out of charlty, no doubt, nnd ren
dered judgment setting aslde the judgment,
wltn one cent oamsges. U. ll. ueath for com
plalnant; L, L. Durant and G. W. Wing for
Georne W. Mann va. llussell & Kelliher. an-
pellants. This was an actlon of assnmpslt
orougnt upon an appeai irom a justlce s court
at Barre. The nlaintlft owns a stone-cutters'
shop at Barre, which ho had rented to the de
fendant lirm, who are also stone-cutters. Out
ot their occunanc.v of tho shon. the nse of
plalntiff's tools nnd the leavlng of some granite
on the land of the plalutllT, and divers other
small thlngs, aggravatlng ln their nature toboth
parties, tne suit was orougnt. After a patient
henring by the court every Item but one in
each account was disallowed, and judgment
rendered for theplaintiEf torecoverSl damages
ana i costs. u. 11. iieatn lor piaintiu ; w. A.
a u. u. uoyce ior aeienaanta.
P. Belknan (survivina partner) vs. F. L,
Archer, appellant. This was an actlon of book
account. o. C. Shurtleff, Esa,. was appolnted
auditor, who reported to the court that the
book account agalnst tne defendant had been
settled wlth a note, and that the note had been
paid. Judgment on the audltor's report for
tne detenaant to rccover ms costs. iniscase
was entered at the September term, 1875, and
at first involved an account of only about $27.
J. N. Johnson was attorney for the plaintiff
up to tniB term of court, wnen be withdrew,
and w. f . uaEor iooe tne case in nana. j. w,
Rowell and Heath & Carleton for defendant.
Newhall tfc Stebbins vs. L. T. Ktnney and
Qeorge Miles. This was an actlon of trespass
and trover for a clrcular aaw-mill, heard on an
agreed statoment of facta. It was agreed that
the plalntlfls had mado an attachment on the
real estate of the defendant, Kinney, on whlcb
was a mlll, ahd ln the mlll was the clrcular
saw-mlll ln question, set for nse and ln use at
that tlme: that after the attachment the de
fendant, Kinney, mortgaged the clrcular aaw-
miuto tne defendant, uiies; tnat the sutton
wnicn tne attacnment nau Deen made was car
ried to final judgment. execution issued and
levled on the real estate attached, and set off
accordlng to law. In the meantime the clrcu
lar sawmlll was romoved from the mlll by the
defendant, Miles, nnder the mortgage, when
this suit was brought. The plalntllTs claimed
that this mitl was a part of the realty, and aa
sucn waa noiaon unoer tne attacnment, wnicn
was prior to the mortgage. The defendant
claimed it was personal property, and that the
attachment of the real estate made no lten on
the clrcular saw-mlll. Judgment pro forma for
the defondants. Pitkin & Huse for plalntllTs;
C. J. Gleason for defendants.
D. P. Walworth, admtnistrator va. L. P.
Barron. This was an actlon on note. Judg
ment for plalntiH, clerk to assess. Heath &
Carlton for plaintiff; II. A. White and J. A.
Wing for defendant.
0. B. Evans vs. John L. Tuttle, appellant.
This was an actlon of trover brought to recover
for a quantlty of hemlock bark. It was re
ferred to E. F. Palmer, who reported tho facts,
which, In snbstance, were: That a Mr. Tubs,
who was actlng as the agent of hls mother, was
llvlng on n farm in Moretown on which there
wore several raortgages. The first one, for
81,300, was held by the Holden estate ot Mid
dlesex; the second was given to secure the life
Bupport of Robert and Mary Prentice and their
funeralcharges; the thlrd was held by Stillman
Kelton of Montpelier. The condition was
broken in both the first and thlrd mortgages.
Mr. Tubs had cut the hemlock trees from
whlch came tbe bark In question for the pur
pose of convcrting them Into lumber for repalr
Ing the buildlngs and fences on sald farm, and
the lumber was bo used. He sold the bark to
the plaintiff, and nsed all of the money he re
ceived from the sale ot the same to provtde for
the support of the mortgagee, Mary Prentice,
and to pay the funeral charges of the mort
gagee, Robert Prentice, who dled about that
tlme. The plaintiff moved the bark on to
another man's premlses, where it was attached
by the defendant, as sboriff, on a wrlt in favor
of tho owner of the thlrd mortgage, Stillman
Kolton. The bark was sold by Shoriff Tuttle
on the execution following the wrlt, and the
plaintiff brought this sult. The defendant
claimed that, aa the condition In the mortgage
was broken, he had the superlor Hen on the
bark. The plaintiff claimed that, as all the
proceeds of the hemlockttrees went on to the
farm, and those of the tiark to carry out the
provislons ot a perlor mortgage, and as lt was
all in good falth, It deteats the lien ot tbe de
fendant's mortgage. With the court. E. A.
Heath and W. P. Dillingham for plaintiff ; T.
J. Deavltt for defendant.
Moses S. Ilotoard vs. Boynton & iloselei.
Thla was an actlon cf general assumpslt. Re
ferred to M. E. Smllle and John II. Sonter, who
reported that the plaintiff was Indebted to the
defendants in the sum ot 87. Judgment on the
report for defendant. T. R. Gordon and II. G.
Kemp for plaintiff; Fiank Plumley for de
fendants. 0. Camp vs. L. W. Scott.Thls waa the
assault and battery caso from Barre in whlch
the jurv returned a verdict for 85, and tlm
plaintiff moved fora certlfied execution, whlcb,
lt granted, would havo carried full costs. The
motion wna deniod.
Northfield Savlngs Bank va. Jillls and San
ders, appeilants. This was an actlon on note,
and was tried this term of court by jnry, who
rendered a verdict for the defendants. The
caso haa alrnady been reported fully in these
columus. The case was heard by the court
after the verdict on plalntiff's plea to the juris
diction. Sectlon 10G0, Revlsed Laws, provldes
that no nppeal shall be allowfid a party In nn
actlon on a note for a sum les than 810 uniess
the party appeallng makes aflldavlt bofore the
court setting forth tbat he has a good defenso.
Tho wrlt in this case contained a epeclal count,
declarlng on tho note and tbe general amount in
assumpslt. Tho ad damnum was 850, but no
other clalm or speclficatiou was mado before
the justlce than the note, whlch waa for a less
sum than 940. Tho plaintiff claimed that thla
was an nctlon on a note for a sum not exceed
ing $40, and that, as no aflldavlt had been
made before the justlce, the county court had
and could acqulre no jurisdiction, and that the
nppeal must be dismlssed.- The defendant
claimed that this was not terhnlcally an actlon
on noto bo long as lt contained the common
counts, nnd that lf It was such nn nctlon, tho
plaintiff, by apeatlng and jolnlng Issue with
the defendant, and going to trlal on the merlta,
had walved all Informalltios. The plaintiff re
plled that, jurisdiction could not bo walved.
The court romarked that as the jury had found,
by their verdict that tho noto was a forgery as
to the defendant Sanders, and that tho eftect
ot a dIsmlssal,of the appeai would be to return
tho caso to tho justlco'B judgment for an execu
tion agalnst the defendant and compel hlm to
pay a note whlch he ought not to, they should
put on their Bnow-shoea and try liard to get over
wliat appeared to bo the law In favor of jus
tlce. Mr. Wing requested the court to leave
their track, lt they succeeded ln getting over
tho bank, so that ho could follow them to the
suprcme court. The next mornlng the court,
aftor nnnounclng that lt had been found rather
hard travellng, rendored judgment for the de
fendants, dlsmisslng tho plea. Exceptlons by
plaintiff. J. A. Wing for plaintiff ; J. N. John
son and Z. S. Stanton for defendant.
Vlllaye of Cabot vs. J. P. Lamson, appellant.
This was an actlon of general assumpslt, in
which the plaintiff vlllage souzlit to recover
for taxes which lt allegcs that the defendant
collected In a sult agalnst ono Crosby, brought
by the vlllago collector, Joel Lllly. Judgment
for plaintiff. clerk to nssoss. G. W. Wine for
plaintiff; S. C. Shurtleff for defendant.
State vs. Alonzo C. Slavton. Informatlon
for sellingintoxicatlng liquor contrary to law.
Plea of gullty of one first offence. Flned ten
dollars and costs. II. A. Huse for state; S. C.
Shurtleff for respondent.
State vs. James and John Albln. Thla was
aaci'reaci'ai on a 8200 rccognizance for the ap
pearance ot james Albln before the september
(1883) term of this court to answer to the
charge of burglary. whlch the grand jury had
preferred agalnst hlm. James, deemlng dis
cretion the better part of valor, dld not appear
to answer, ana nis Donas were cauea and lor
feited, and the state's attorney, having learnod
that his bail was what ls technlcally called
straw, had a bench warraut issued for the ap
prohension of the respondent, but sald respond
ent had Beemlnglv armrehended an aPDrehen-
kion and skipped out In season. This present
u 1 . . A Ht. I M
Duib nag uiuugut upuu U1D IDWUMnuuv, uuu th
motion to chnncer the bail wsb made by the
defendant, John Albln, who ls the father of
James. The court chancered the bonds to
S150. The bench warrant is still out agalnBt
the respondent, and lf he comes wlthin this
jurisdiction he may suffer. The bail, it is safe
to say, ior tne best ot reasons, wlll not be col
lected. State's attorney Huse for state; J. N,
Johnson and Heath & Carloton for defendants.
State vs. Eunene and C. B. Town. This waa
also a scire facias on bail for the sum of SGOO.
The bail was for the appearance of the defend
ant, Mgeno rown, at tne last aeptember term
of this court, to answer to an indlctment charg-
ing mm wltn nn attempted rape upon a lour-teen-years-old
gtrl. The respondent dld appear,
but about five mlnutes before the tlme for the
trial to begin he left the court-house, and hls
bonds were called nnd forfelted. The bonds
were not paid, so tbis suit was brought, and a
motion was made to chancer the bail. An afll
davlt was read setting up, as a reason for the
respondent' s not submitting to a trlal, tbat hia
wife and mother were In 111 health at the tlme,
and that he dW not have tlme to prepare hls
defense, etc State's Attorney Hnse made a
strenuous oppositlon to any cnttlng down of the
bail, and the court refused to chancer the bail,
remarking that it was a light batl for the ot
fense charged. II. A. Huse for tho state; W.
F. Dillingham and C. H. Heath for defendants.
The court will convene agaln to-morrow
(Thursday), to dlspose of the remainlng cases,
and take up the chancery bnslness.
Vermont State Sevrs.
Vebmont would recelve SlflO.COO under the
natlonal edncatlon blll.
About five hundred carloads of maible a
month are shlpped from Rutland.
J. C. Eaton of Lyndonville has sold nearly
seventy thousand of tho ronnd tin sap spontg
PniNEAS Spacldino of Cavendish com
mltted sulclde by hanging, the other day. Age,
The Howe Scale Company of Rutland have
cut down the wages of the workmen five per
cent from April 1st.
Messhs. W. E. Holland, W. E. Marsh and
George A. Pope havo organized the Venetian
blind company ln Burlington, with a capltal of
Madison Comstock committed sulclde bv
shootlng, at Bellows Falls, in the presence of
his wlfe. Ue leaves a famlly. Cause, intem
perance. Mits. Bixby ot Burlington haa recovered
$380, under tho civll damage act, of a liquor
dealer named Holbrook, who sold her husband
liquor on whlch he became drunk and was
Mita. Tvleii, aged about fifty years, llvlng ln
the west part of tho town of Brattleboro, waa
piobably fntally burned by her clothea taklng
tlre whlle standlng before a stove.
Bisnor De Goesbriand Is to have a new
residence built in Burlington and probably a
boarding-school. There are now more than
1,100 chlldren In the Cathollc schools in that city.
Some years ago a man named Ballon de
serted his wlfe and chlldren at Lyndon. Now
ho is under arrest on a charge of bigamy,
and Mrs. Ballou refuses to go and testlfy
Edwabo Badoer was arrested at St Johns
bury recently for burglary, having entered B.
F. Brown's store and taken a considerable
quantlty of cigars, tobacco and confectlonery.
Ue was put under 8200 bonds and committed
to jall to await trial.
The Castleton young man whom we reported
two or three weeks since as belng offered a thou
sand dollars if he would not quallfy for a cer
tain ofllce, has glven slx thousand dollars bonds
and entered vigorously upon tbe dutlea of the
ofllce. It was not that he loved his father less,
but that be loved ofllce more.
A corhespondent of the Messenger wrltes
to that paper tbat large quantlties ot pike are
belng netted dally at Ronse's Polnt, and that
the Uanadians are catcblng.fish night and day
at Misslequol Bay, shlpplng from Alburgh
Sprlngs to New York. As many as forty bar
rels (8,0X0 pounds) were shlpped at one tlme
F. D. Proctor, commandlng the Vermont
division ot the Sons of Veterans, tssues a clrcu
lar roquestlng that all sons of veterans in the
state at once join themselves together and form
camps in tho piaces ln whlch they llve, so that
on Memorlal day they may be able to asslst
their fathers In the proper observance of the
day so sacred to them.
A store and tenemcnt owned by A. A. Wy
man, and a dwelling owned and occupled by
W. G. Stevens, ln tbe vlllage of Cambrldgeport,
were burned Saturday morning, The tlre
started In Mr. Stevens' dwelling. Loss about
87,000. The telegraph and post-offlce wero in
the store. The mails were motly saved. Tbe
furnlture and country store Btock were lost.
Insured In mutual aompanles.
A ntOJECT whlch has been going on at St.
Johnsbury for the past month to build a publlc
hall on Rallroad street was settled at a meettng
held Saturday evening. B. G. Howe, proprletor
ot the Avenue house. Is to put an nddltionon to
tbat house, he bulldinga foundatlon and first '
story, and the hall to occupy the second story
wlth a frontage ot soventy feet, and a depth of
one hundred and twenty feet, to cost 810,000.
Thb famlly ot J. D. Nlles ot West Charleston
ls in detp aflllctlon. March 31st they burled
the eldest daughter. Katle, a very promlslng
glrl ot ten yearB ot ago; tho next day the
youngest, a daughter of about two yeara, waa
Btrlcken down and llved but a few hours.
Another chlld, Charlle, Is still very elck, and
still another la just up from the terrlble dlseato,
canker-rash. Eleven yeara ago Mr. Nlles
burled two little glrla, then hls only chlldren,
with the Bame dlsease. Monitor.
Mead & Kimiiall of West Randolph have
just sold and shlpped to Elwood & Murray ot
Maquoketn, Iowa, their entlre herd ot red Pollod
cattle, wlth tbe exceptlon of a few that had
already been sold to partles in Ohlo and Wls
consln. Among other pricos, a July calf sold
for $300 and two-years-old helfera for 55C0. El
wood & Murray aro well known cattle dealers
ln Iowa, and this was the only place In the
Unlted States where any ot this breed could be
found for salo. Colonel Mead wlll soon Im
port from England another large herd.