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7Y W. W. PRESCOTT.
MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 1884.
VOIi. 79. 1050. NO 33.
htkhmnn & gfourtml.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 28, 183-1.
KciMibllcan Stato Convontioii.
Tho republlcana of Vermont, through thelt
dolegates, nte hereby lnvltod to meot In con
ventlon, In the clty of Barlington, on Wbdnes
day, the 18tii day of June, A. D. 1884, at ten
o'clock A. m., for the purpoao of placlng In
nomlnatlon candldatoa for the ofTices of gov
einor, lleutenant-governor, treasuter, secretary
of state, nudltor of accountB, and two preslden
tlnl electorB-at-largo, to be supported by the
ftoemen of tho state at the noxt blennlal elec
tion; also for the appolntment of a state com
mlttee. Towns wlll be repreBented in convention
on the basls of ono delegate from each town,
one for evory ono hundred votos, and ono for
cvery fraction of one hundrod votes ezceeding
fifty east for tho republtcan cnndldate for gov
ernor ln 1880. Delegates wlll provldo them
eelvDs wlth proner credentlals, elgned by the
ofllcerB of thelr several prlmary meetlnga, and
present them to the stato commtttee at their
headquarters, the Van Nesa HouBe, Immedl
ately upon thelr arrival ln Burlington. The
usual courteay of fare one way wlll beeztended
by the several rallroads ln the state.
On the above basls, the several towns in the
countiea named wlll bo entltled to representa
tlon ab follows:
St. Johnsbury 9
Hyde l'aik 3
Went Fairlee 2
F.ast Montpelier 3
Chester.... r 5
West Windsor 2
Ouu acknowledgments to Senator MorriU for
valuable publlc documents.
We are indobted to I. P. Dana, Esq., of Kan
sas Clty, Mo., formerly of Montpelier, for a
copy of the Report of the Kansas State Board
The Central Assoclatlon of Universalists of
Vermont wlll meet In annual conventlon at
Washington on the first Wednesday and fol
lowing Thursday in Jtine.
An intelligent observer in Rutland clalms
that tho local skatlng rink has promoted the
cause of temperance in that vlllage, as the
young men who spend tbelr money at a ska
tlng rink spend far less money at the rum
The Montpelier & Wells Rlver rallroad are
taklng the necessary legal measurea ta com
pel the Boston, Concord & Montreal llne to
draw their cars from Wells River to the White
Monntains, and thus reatore the through train
from Saratoga. The case wlll oome before the
New Ilampshire rallroad commlsslonera.
That portion of the Vermont Conference of
the Methodist Episcopal Church known as the
Barlington DUtrict, over whlch there has been
so much discasslon during the past four years,
has been restored to the Troy Conference, by a
very decislve vote, by the commtttee of the
General Conference, whlch has jurlsdiction in
Refohmer: " There is a report whlch comes
from out of the coanty, however that C. B.
Eddy ot BellowB Falla is to join in the ' free-to-all
' race for congresa this fall. Meanwhlle
General Gront's canvass, whlch engagei the
energles of such men as Hugh Ilenry of Ches
ter and Dr. Ballard of St. Johnsbnry, is belng
pushed with nnremltting determlnation."
Tne approachlng conventlons render tlmely
the followlng effuslon of some " nonjit " poet:
Who l tho man wlth steadfast eyes,
Who weara no look of mild aurprlse,
Who yearnetb not wlth soultul slgbs,
And proudly dotu perambulate?
'Tls be who's bound to vote for one,
And only one; the rlslng son
Who wlll reach out and " yank the bun "
'Tls the lnstructed delegate.
At the United States dlstrlct court at Wind
sor, last week, ln the case ot United States
vs. Mllos Comatock, for llllctt dlstlllatlon ot
cider brandy ln Strafford and Tunbridge, ln
July, 1883, trial was had by jury. Dlstrlct At
torney Hasklns and Hon. W. L. Burnap for
the governinent, and Wllllam Batcbelder for
detendant, by asslgnment of tho court, The
jnry returned in ten mlntites after loaving the
court roora with a verdlct of gnllty.
Tue Vermont Statk Spihitualist Associa
tion wlll hold thelr quarterly conventlon at J,
II. Brown's hall, Barton Landlng, June 20, 21
and 22. All the state medlunu and epeakers
are ezpected to be present, and, in addltion to
these, the board of management liave secured
the servlces ot J, D. Stlles, the test raedltim of
Boston, and George A, Fuller, an accompllshed
speaker from Fltchburg, Mass. Good muslc
will bo provlded. It Is expected that the rail
roada wlll carry for fare one way.
The Barton Monitor has some very sensible
remarks upon thegovernorquestlon this week,
We have read our contemporary with dlll-
gence through the canvasa, but wo really do not
just remember when "at the beglnnlng," or
at any tlme during the canvas, It "held," as
it aavB lt " mnBt stlll hold," that " tho gover.
norship Is greater tlian eithor Nlchols or l'ln
gree," etc. The words, however, have a famll-
lar sonnd, and our fallure to recall the occa-
slon when the Monitor used them is doubtless
the f reak of rv defcctive m6mory,
Tnn Vermont State Eclectlo Medical Society
wlll hold Its nlneteenth annual sesslon at the
State House, In Montpelier, Wednesday and
Thnrsday, June 18 and 10. Tho annual ad
dress wlll be dellvered by II. J. Potter, M.D.,
preBidentof the socloty. Tho follolwng mem-
bors were deslgnatod by tho board of censora
to prepare papera on tho subjecta annexcd, to
bo submltted to the socloty at ita annual
meetlng: Dr. F. II. Godfrey, " Inllaramatlon;"
Dr. A. D. Ayer, "Now Kemedtea;" Dr. Fonn
J. Hart, " Germ Thoory ;" Dr. P. L. Templeton,
" Scarlatlnaj" Dr. W. It. Woodward, "Illstory
ot Medlclno." Dr. Goorgo II, Gray of East
Calais Is the recordlng secretary of the Boclety.
An exchango has this comment ontho recont
panlc. It wlll commend ltself to our matiy
readers: " Mr, Vanderbllt, who has arrlved
In London, has been shocked by the late panlc,
tho news ot whlch has just reached htm. IIls
ezplanatlon of tho dlsaster ls that 1 the people
ln the United Statoa have for somo years been
maktng money too fast.' The drivera and
conductora on the Fourth Avenue rallroad, the
conductors and brakomen on tho Ilarlem, tho
Iludson, the Central, and the Lake Shore
should call a halt and not plunge the country
lnto convulsions of this klnd in thelr insane
desire to become mtlllonalres. They should
imitate the example of Mr. Vanderbllt and
travel Blowly ln the process of accumnlatlng
governmont and other bonds."
The seventh annual report of tho directors of
the Montpelier & Wells Rlver rallroad shows
that the gross earnlngs of the road for the past
year have been 892,188.50 nnd the gross ex
penses $85,845.40 leavlng the net earnlngs
80,343. 10. Nearly 822.000 havo been expended
In laylng steel ralls and the rolling stock has
been kept in flrst-clasa condition. The road
met wlth asevere loaa by the Groton Pond fire
and haa Bpent conslderable money ln buildlng
and repalrlng brldges but has, neverthelesa,
closed tho year with a balance on tho rlght
side of tho lodger. During the year over
817,000 havo been pald on tho debt. One thou
sand tons ot steel ralls have been contracted
for and will be lald by July 10th. Tho annual
meetlng wlll bo held to-morrow.
Lieotenant-colonel Henhy M. Robert,
corps of englneors, ln reply to the enqulry of
the senate asto the damage done by the recent
gale to the breakwater at Burlington, reports
that lt is necessary to repair the entlre old
part of the breakwater, about oleven hundred
feet long, as tho four hundrod and fifty feet
Ieft standlng ls divided lnto threo, detached
portlona of badly decayed work. Aa the
breakwater ia very wlde, and the lnner part
not much damaged, though badly decayed, the
repair can be carrled on withont deprlvlng the
harbor of its present protection by cuttlng
down the outer portion first and buildlng it up
again to a wldth ot only ten feet, and to a
hlght ot about ten foet above extreme low
water, or about two feet hlgher than it was
orlglnally. Afterward the roar wall can be
cut down and rebulltto a hlght of about slx
feet above low water, or four feet lower than
the renewed front portion or parapet. Ile
estimates that the cost will be about 835,000,
provlded that 825,000 ls approprlated lmme-
dlately, before the elements do any further
TnE May term of the Washington county an
preme court came to a close last Frlday morn-
lng, after a seBsion of only three day s. A num
ber ot caBes were continued to the general term,
and this practice seems to be on the increase.
The followlng cases were heard : W. F. Baker,
admlnistrator of C. P. Kimball vs. Central Ver
mont Rallroad Company; judgmentof county
court reversed and judgment glven for plaln-
tlff. Nathanlel Perry vs. Ilarvey S. Dow; judg
ment reversed and cause remanded for a new
trial. James B. Scovlllo et al Town of
Berlin; judgment afBrmed. Martha L. Cald
well vs. Don C Caldwellj judgment afllrmed
Newball and Stebblna vs. L. T. Klnney and
George Miles; judgment reversed. Luke C,
Flsherw. N. G. Willlams, appellantj judgment
afllrmed. Northfield Savings Bank vs. J. G.
Sandera, appellant; judgment afllrmed. School
Diatrict No. 13, ln Waterbury, appellant vs.
Joaeph Ilarvey; judgment afllrmed. Jennette
L. Kimball vs. Randall & Durant; judgment
afllrmed. Davld McDonald vs. Jacob Smlth;
with court. Phineas Wheeler et ux vs. Tay-
lor Harwood; wlth court. I.izzie Kagan vs.
Stephen Bergen, Jr. ; judgment reversed,
Daniel H. Downing vs. II. W. Lyford et al;
wlth court. Jobn L. Adams and Daniel Kim
ball. vs. Asa G. Dutton; decreeof the court of
chancery afllrmed and cause remanded. Evans
McCrlllls vs. Frank II, Allen, appellant; judg
A cobuespondent of the Newport Express
" rode a hlgh horse to Banbury cross " last
week, and here are some ot the emotions the
excurslon ezclted : " What feellnga agltate my
bosom aa I read the noble letter of Major Page,
who adorns the calf skin and general htde
bnslneas at Ilyde Park. Wherever, I exclalm,
wherever the warllke calf prances in hls natlve
pastures, fllngs hia free waving tail to the
breezes ot heaven and wakes the resounding
echoes wlth melodious blat, there shall the
name ot Page be heard and honored. IIow
completely is hls inllttary record vlndicated.
With Invlnclble logic he demonstrates the
strateglc necessity nf that masterly retreat lnto
Canada, and frustrates the underliauded at-
tempt to thrust upon hlm the disagreeable
duties of secretary ot state. Such eplendld
elTuBions entirely overshadow the Declaratlon
of Independonce, WaBhlngton's Farewell Ad
dresa and other ancient productlons that have
descended to us In the pagee of our school
readers. Shall we longer prate of the signers
of the declaratlon, when In the mlnd's eye we
canplcture tho genlal druggUt ot Northfield
pennlng the immortal eplstle ln whlch he ad-
dresses tho f uture governor of our state? The
band that lately wlelded the laborloua pestle
now grasps the pen. That mlghty intellect,
fresh from thesolution ot the diftlcult problem
of harmonlzlng our vigoroua llquor lawa wlth
the practical requlrements ot a succesaful drug
bupiness, now turns to weightler themes. In
Belected phraaes of choicest Engllah hetendera
to the surprised and mildly deprecatlng Plngree
the gubernatorial honors of the state ot Ver
Aliieiit Sowles, Uerbert Bralnerd, Edward
A, Smlth and J, Russell Armlngton ot St,
Albans, and Farrlngton II. Marshall, Perklns
C, Page and Francls O. Nickerson of Boston,
were lndlcted by the grand jury of the United
States court, in sesslon at Windsor last week,
saya tho Free rress, for a vlolation of tho na-
tional banking act In connectlon wlth the FlrBt
Natlonal Bank of St. Albans. Mr. Sowles Is
the late cashler of the bank, and Messrs,
Bralne'rd, Smlth and Armlngton are well
known cltizens ot St. Albans. Farrlngton II
MarBliall ls the Boston produre dealer who
falled, a few months slnce, owlng the bank a
large sum of money, The indlctments are of
the same general character and cliargo the ro
spondents with decelvlng the natlonal bank
examlner by meana ot false fraudulont drafts,
Nickerson, tor lnBtanco, slgned a draft for
83,410.05, whlch was accepted by Page and
raade payablo to tho bank. Tho draft was ab-
solutely worthloss, but It wos exhlblted by the
cashler to tho oxamtner aa a Bubstantlal asset.
It ls understood that the total nmount pald by
Sowles, as cashler, on these worthloss drafts,
was about 800,000. Somo tlme slnco a syndl
cate was formed for the purpose of oporatlng
In Wall strcet, They procoeded to buy Unlon
Paclfio and WeBtern Unlon stock at tho very
hlghest polnt. Soon after purcbaslng, both
stocks began to fall and have been steadily
talllng slnco. The Byndtcate's marglns were
soon exhausted, and then lt began to take
money from the bank, wlth the result of prac
tlcally "cloantng out" that instltution. In
reference to the flctltious drafts above men
ttoned, lt may be said thnt there aro ugly Bto
rles In circulation to the eiTect that the elgna
tnres ot some of the drafts aro forgeries. At
any rate, the examlner and recelver found the
affalrs of the bank ln a thoroughly corrupt and
The Washington correspondent of the New
York Tribunc draws pen plcturoa of the lead-
ing candldates for the presidency, and speaks
of tho Vermont senator as follows: "Were
not Mr. Edmunds always entirely decorous he
would not havo won the rcputation ho enjoys
of beiog almost the eoverest figure of an Amer-
ican statesman. In this matter of the presi
dency he denies wlth the lndlgnant grace of a
malden before she ls asked. It ho has secret
expectatlons he keeps the gamo wlth propriety
In hls own hands. In hia recent correspond
ence with Mr. Willlam Walter Phelpa ho said:
Those who havo written or spoken to mo on
this subject know that I do not want the presl
dent's chalr.' And so It Is bo far, at least, as
Mr. Edmunds' words and manner can convey
the Imprc8sion. Whenever I have encountered
the senator during the past fifteen years I have
recalled the lofty Ronian figure of Faulus
Emlllanus wlth hls heaped-up personal dlgnl
ties after hls return from despolling Groecs.
With advanclng yearBthe lines of the Inilexible
and austere in the senator's presence havo be
come even more marked; although, as is
well known to hls senatorial companions, there
are abnndant warm and human spaces all
around the stately New Englander's heart. As
has become the fashion of the senatorB latterly,
he occnpies here ln Washington a house of
hls own on a terrace ln tho new and fashion
able part of the clty. When he descends from
hls llbrary to meet a guest there in hls parlors,
the guest haa the sense of belng stepped down
to by a family portralt of a correct anccstor
come to converse with hlm. Mr. Edmunds
manner with strangers is courteous, but far
from gay. His smlle will never open for hlm
the doors of the White House, as so nearly dld
that of Ilenry Clay' for the Kentucky states
man. Wlth hia fiienda, however, hls cordl-
ality leaves nothlng to bedesired. Renewlngold
acqnaintance wlth the Vermont senator on hls
terrace, a few evenlngs slnce, I ventured so fai
on personal polltics as to say to hlm: 'Yoa do
not appear to respond cordially to the publlc
demand of you to place yourselt In the 11st of
candldates at Chlcago?' Hia reply waa
prompttoa fault: 'I certainly do-not; you
are rlght. I see no sane reason why any sane
man should desire the ofllce of presldent and Its
harassments especially a man of my years
and poaitlon, who haB hia proper work else-
whcre.' I mention the incldent as confirma-
tory of the senator's publlc declaratlon to Mr,
Phelpa. Mr, Edmunda protests well and prop-
erly. Ile accepts evidently Cinderella's rule aa
rlght not to accept the prince until the sllpper
fits. The examplea of austere Amerlcan states-
men, however, refuslng the preBldency after lt
has beenoffered are rare."
Dr. Samuel J. Allen, Jr., of White River
Junction, ia confined in jail in Boston under tho
terrlble charge ot murder. Ile reached that
clty last Wednesday morning, and after a two
days' sproe brought up in a saloon on IIow
ard street. The Boston 7eraWglves these par-
tlculars of what took place there: " It appears
that the doctor, on enterlng, found Ilanaell, the
vlctlm, wlth James Sulllvanandanother young
man named Frank S. Ilarkins, before the bar.
Thomas Gleaaon, a younger brother ot the pro-
prietor, was bebind lt. Allen proposed to
Bhake for a bottle of wlne, and npon tho dice
belng produced auddenly changed hls mind,
and said he would buy a bottlo. He then or
dered a pint bottle, and the contents were
poured out lnto small glasses. Allen invlted
all to join hlm, except Ilanaell, who, findlng
he waa not remembered, called for a glass of
beer, and lald down two quartera on the coun-
tor, at the same tlme asklng all present to join
hlm except Allen, belng evidently plqued at
the latter's fallure to ask hlm to drlnk. No
words had passed betwoen Allen and Hansell
up to this time. Allen ofTered a 82 bill to pay
for hls wine, and got a fifty-cent silver coin in
change, whlch he awept ofl the counter with
the fifty cents, or two quarters, which Hansell
had lald down. A few moments lator Hansell
called the barkeoper's attentlon to the fact
that Allen had taken hia change, and young
Gleaaon remarked the fact to Allen, at the
same tlme statlng that, as Allen waa a gentle
man, he would, of course, give hlm what be-
longed to hlm. A few worda passed between
Allen and Hansell, and, npon the latter relter-
ating that ho wanted hls money, Allen sud-
denly draw a revolver and made a blow wlth lt
at Hansell. The latter, torrlfied at the slght
ot the weapon, got out ot hls way, leavlng
Sulllran standlng between hlm and his assail
ant. Allen then mutterlngly advanced upon
Sullivan, pressed the mnzzle of the revolver
and attempted to ilro. The rovolver was
self-cocker, and upon the cllck ot the himmer,
whlch falled to explode the cartrldge, Sullivan,
who felt tho polnt of the weapon agalnst the
button of tho walstband of hia trousers, jumped
to one side. At the same lnatant Allen turned
around, and, without alming directly at Han
sell, shot tho latter through tho heart. The
Injured man fell to the iloor, and Allen, cooly
surveylng the premlses, remarked: 'It was
only a bluff,' meanlng, evidently, that ho was
elther joklng or that the woundcd man waa
not Injurod, atter all. Those in the saloon
were no astounded aa not to realize what had
taken place, and Allen, revolver In hand.
quletly departed, loung uieason soon re
galned hls senaea, and, ilndlng tho Injured
man Bhot ln tho body, and dying, sont a mes
Benger to the ofllco of Dr. O, G. Cllley on Cam
bildae street. The doctor was on hand wlth
out delay, und an exatninatlon showed that
llanseu was ueyona au numan assisiance, una
was fat dvlnir. Dr. Allen waa afterwarda ur-
rested and was arratgned ln the muntclpal
court for examlnatlon on Jrlday, Mr. E. C. Car-
rlgan of General Butler's law ofllco appeared
in hls defenso. Examlnatlon waa walved. and
the prlsouer was cbmtnltted to jall to awalt
the actlon ol the erand iurv." Dr. Allen. Sr..
returned Saturday nlglit from an Intervlow
wlth hia son. He saya the affalr Is utterly in-
comprenensime to iiim. mere are cases ot in
sanlty In the family, which may eerve asan ex
pianation oi tiio cnme.
Hon. L. G. Hinoklev of Chelsea wlll speak
at Barre Decoratlon day.
Hon. P. K. Gleed ot Morrisville loavea this
week on a ploasuro trlp West.
F. W. MoGettrick ot St. Albans dellvers tho
Memorlal day addross at Johnson.
Rev. J. II. Winslow of Newbury wlll de-
llver tho Decoratlon day addross at Wells Rlver.
CAPTAtN H. C. Parsons, formerly of St. Al
bans and the First Vermont cavalry, now of
Virglnla, entertained Hon. James G. Blalne and
daughter at the Natural Bridgolast week.
W. A. IticiiAitDsoN, formerly proprletor of
the Unlon House, Llttleton, N. II., but now
landlord of tho Stewart House, Island Pond, Is
montloned as a probablo delegate from this
state to the democratlc natlonal conventlon.
W. S. Allis of Brookfield, who haa lately
taken a Townshend oratlon prlze at Talo Col
lege, and ls to speak for the DeForest prize in
June, has also been Belected to dellver an ora
tlon on Wendell Phllllps, commencement day.
Hon. Fredemck Billin(is went to Chlcago
tho first of this week. The Woodstock Stann
ard says: " Illa health, we are very glad to
say, ls greatly Improved, and he goea to the
conventlon believing that wlae conneels are to
prevall, and that the chances of Edmunds'
nomlnatlon were never bettor than at present."
A. C. Averill has sold his residence on Elm
street to O. D. Clark tor $3,800.
Work on tho new Blanchard buildlng, atthe
head of State street, beglns this week.
Rev. T. P. Frost will preach at Wrlghtsville
next Sunday afternoon at two o'clock.
A SuNDAY-scnoor, concert was held at the
Church of tho Messiah on Sunday evenlng.
QorrB a party from this place went to Bur
lington on Frlday evenlng to see Joseph Jef
ferson. Sunday evenlne servlces wlll be omltted ln
the Church of the Messiah during the summer
Saturday. June 28. ia the dav annointed for
tne annual urm oi uapitai uuara, uompany 11,
i. u. v.
Children's day (Sunday, June 8) wlll be
oDaerved by appropriate servlces at uetnany
and Trlnlty chnrches.
Georqe C. SnEPARD haa commenced the
erectlon of a fino barn in the rear of his resi
dence on Main street.
B. F. Fifield. Esci.. C. W. Porter. Esa
and Mr. Artbur Ropesleave this week toattend
tne umcago conventlon.
A. N. Blanchard has sufllcientlv recovered
from hls severe lllnesa to be able to be in hls
photograph rooms again.
TnE reeidences of Hon. Charies Dewev.
Hlram Atklns, W. E. Adams and F. M. Corry
Lmvu oeen newiy painiea.
Rev. J. C. McInerney Is to preach in the
unnrcn oi tne Alessian next sunday morning,
in excnange witn oir. wngnt.
Fkank II. Bascom is very favorablv men
tloned as one of the posslble delegateB to the
aemocratic nauonai conventlon.
Tns widow of the late Fred Beach wishes
to tender her heartfelt thankato all who have
so kindly asalsted her and her family in their
The balliffs are troubled because of the non
arrival of the pipe for the water-works. They
wlll be au reaay to commence laylng tne same
ana continuea aoiay wiu prove a great lncon
venience. Merrill Russell talks of bulldlne a new
dwelllng-house on the elto of the one recently
purchased of h. L. Durant. The old house will
ln this case probably be moved back and litted
up lor a barn.
nENRT C. Colton, of tho firm of Flsher &
Coiton, has been granted a United States
natent for a new and imbroved harness buckle.
T. J. Deavitt of Montpelier wos the attorney
lor oi r. uoiton.
C. C. King of this place, a member of the
Junior class in Uarvard College, bas been
chosen orator of the Signet, a leadlng llterary
society of that instltution. We extend our
One young man tried seven pairs of skates at
tne rinK Monciay eveninr; in a vain attemDt.
perhapa, to flnd a palr on which he could skate
graceiuny, out tnere seemea to be a constl-
tutlonal dtmculty ln tne way.
About twenty-five ot the friends of Florence
recu asaembiea at tne residence olneroarenta.
Mr. and Mra. N. C. Peck, Monday evenlng, the
occaslon belng Misa Florence's blrthday. The
party was a pleasant one for all.
Dit. Olin W. Daley, son of Orrin Daley of
this villago, graduated recently from the Co-
mmoian uoucge oi rnysicians and sureeons,
New York, and has begun to practice hls pro-
iession at wnite uiver junction.
Tiie first piano and vocal recital of this term
wlll be glven at the Serainary chapel to-morrow
(Thursday) evenlng, at half-post seven o'clock.
A choice programme of piano and vocal quar-
teites, uuets, trios and soios wiu do given.
Mb. W. A. Bitions haa given some of our
people mucn pleasure uy irequent organ re
citals at Bethanv church of late. The organ
and ttiat at unrlst cnurcn nave been tuned re
cently, and both are In excellent condition.
The Mothodlst society have purchased the
W. ualley residence on North Maln street.
occupled for some time past by Judge Hlram
uarieton. xne nouse wiu be used lor a parson
age and Kev. T, 1'. irost wlll soon move
The Siierman Military Band and the
Ethan Allen Hoso Company of Burlington
have each been tendered an invltation to unlte
wlth the cltizens of Montpelier ln the coming
celebratlon of July 4th, and both organlzatlons
nave accepted tne same.
S. E. Carpenteu Ia dellvoring the first
volume of Blalne's now book, Twenty Years of
Congress, to subscribersMn this sectfon. The
work seems to f ully meet tho expectatlons ot
tne peopie and wiu be read wltn mucn interest,
The publlahera promlse tho aecond volume
during the summer.
A youno chlld of George W. Bolton has
been undergolng treatment for the past few
oays at tne mary iiotcner iiospitai, iiur-
Uneton. The little fellow ls troubled with
an lmpedlment ln hls speech and was cross
eyed, Successtul operatlons have been per-
lormed on tne eyes, and tiie boy is beueved to
Frank A. Adams of this nlace and Mlnnle J.
Vlnton ot Granville were united ln marrlage
at me nome oi tne latter on weuneeaay last,
Mlss Vlnton is pleasantly known in Montpelier,
and will be cordially welcomed. On Thursdav
evenlng the palr were serenadod by a large
party oi gentieraen who were lnvltod wlthln
ana nospitaoiy entertained.
Tiie entertalnment glven by the Camilla Urso
Company, Friday evenlng, was very thlnly at
tended. The lady vlollnist displayed to a good
advantage her romarkable powers of executlon
ana uer comniete mastory or tho d Illcult lea-
tures of vlolln p'aylng. AU expressed pleasure
at tho solectlons by tho other sololsts, and op-
piause was irequent ana vigorous.
As a little soven-veara-old Bon of W. C. Wal-
ker was rldlug a horse to pasture after cows on
Sunday, ho was thrown to the ground and tho
horso stepped on htm, brulslng hlm very
sovereiy, and it was at ilrst leared seriouBly,
Dr. Putnam was called, and under excellent
care, the chlld la Improvlnz somewhat and wlll
not be long In recuverlng from the effects of
Mkssus. IIaht, managers ot the armory rlnk,
nave maae arrangements ior a ' uonbon
narty at the rlnk Frlday evenlno. Bonbona
wlll bo dlatrlbuted In tho early jrt ot the
ovenlog and the grand lnarcli In costume wlll
take place at nlne o'clock. The presence of the
band, and more extenslve decoratlon of the
hall, wlll form addltlonal attractlons. To-nlght
Ia a reirular ovonltie for the band and tlietiattv
should be large at that tlmo, as well as on '
Frlday evenlng. Tho prlce of admlsslon on the
latter occaslon will boaa usual.
S. D. Allen. who eold so manv western
horaes ln this place and vlclnlty a few woeks
ago, arrived in town wlth another carload on
TueBday morning, and they aro now on oxhlbi-
tion at tne ravinon stabie. rnore are nineteen
of the anlmals, mostly for drlvlng, there belng
four excollont saddlo norses. They are in good
condition, seemlng not to havo snffered from
Fred Beach, who was lninred by the burst-
ing of an emery wheel at the platlng shops of
Flsher & Colton, dled at hia home last Tues-
tiay evening, irom tne euecta oi tne mjuries
recelved. Funeral servlces were held at the
house and at the Baptlst church on Thursday.
Rev. E. D. Mason ofllclatlng. Beach waa
twonty-elght yeara ot age and leaves a wlto
and three chtldrenln destltuto clrcumatances.
Libt of lettors uncalled for at Montnellor
Sost-ofllce May 24, 1884: Ladies Mrs. Mary
lack, Mrs. Wllllam Cook, Mra. Maria Colby,
Misa Adelaldo E. Grames, Nancy Jack, Mrs.
K. Stevena. Mlss Eva Wlllev. Mra. E. J.
Wbitcomb. Gentlemen Wllllam Emerson,
George Ilopkins, Glovannl Ramagnana, Uoiace
Smlth, Charlle S. Smlth, George Tanner, James
Wrafter. Sllk Man'l'g. Parttes applylng for
any oi the above must say " advertlscd and
glvo tho date. J. s. 1'eck, l'ostmaster.
Several davs ago Charies E. Caustlc of TnE
Watoiiman job prlntlng establlshment had
tho mlstortnno to loee a fivo-dollar bill while
trading. The money waa found by M. J.
Wheeler, the driver of the stago from Calais to
this place, who returned the same to the owner
with commendablo promptness and honcsty,
there belng no way In whlch Mr. Caustlc could
prove the idontitv of the bill. Nor would Mr.
Wheeler accept any reward other than thanks
for hls actlon. Hls example Is worthy of lml-
tatlon by many in more exalted statlona oi Illo
E.itA J. Rollins and famllv moved from
Moretown, about a month ago, lnto the house
on tue JNortntieid road lust tho other side ot
the hlll, and Mr. Rolllna engaged to work for
Mr. Alexander. Slnce that time Mrs. Rollins
and the three chlldren have all been eick with
mallgnant dlphtheria and two of the chlldren
have dled, one belng baried vestcrdav. It ls
alleged that the carcasaea of twenty dead ahcep
are roitmg in a piio oi aressmg in tne barn
yard of the adjoinlng place, and that two rot
ten carcasaea are lvmg unbutled ln the tms-
ture uear by. The atench in the near vlclnlty
of theso massea of corruption is said to be
Bicxening. 'lho lamlly moved out last nlght.
such an occurrence as this emphasizes the
necessity oi some health autboruies wlth sutu-
cient power to abate such nulsances.
Post Broors. Grand Armv of the Rcnublie.
has rarely appeared to better advantace than
on Sunday forenoon, when they, under com-
mana oi wiuard lioiden, marcned to llethany
church to Usten to the Memorlal sermon by the
pastor and thelr cbaplaln. Rev. J. II. Hincks.
The ranks were well filled. The servlces began
wlth Ttnnlr'o nnthnm " Rlnw Allclnla fnrth " hv
tne cnoir, wno aiso sang jiaumoacn b le Lieum.
Mr. HlnckB cbose lor the text of his Bermon
thenarrativo otthe Roman centurlon. found in
the llrst llltoen verses of the seventh chapter
ot Luke. Allnslon was made to the character
of the centurlon, and lts likeneas to that of
military men ln general; to the trlala and
temptatlona to whlch Boldlers are subjected, and
their character os corapared with that ot those
who aro placed in less trylng circnmstances.
A forciblo lesson was drawn from the faith of
the centurlon. The dlscourse was an able ono
throuehout. That lt was greatly appreciated by
those for whom it was written was shown by
the fact that, npon returnlng to thelr room, the
post unanimously voted to request the permls-
sion oi its pnDiication lor tneir ub6.
On Frlday next (Decoratlon day) detalls frcm
Brooks post. Grand Armv of the Renubllc. will
In the forenoon go to the Beveral cemeteries and
decorate tne graves of fallen comrades. The
lollowlng la the ordei of exerciaea for the
afternoon: Athalf-past one o'clock the Dro-
cesslon will form on Barre street, the right
restingon Maln street, In tho followlng order:
Willard Uolden (marshal) and staff;. Montpelier
Corntt Band: Company II. CarMtal Guard: car-
rlage with orator and chaplaln; St. Jean Bap
tlate Society of Montpelier; carriage with lloral
offerings; Brooks post, No. 13, and other vet-
eran soidiers and saiiors; dlsaoied soldlers ln
carriages; carriage with floial commlttee and
glee club: cltizens In carriages: citlzens on
toot. The processlon wlll take the followlng
order of march: To School Btreet, then to
Loomis; through Llbeityand Franklin to Me
chanic; then to Elm; down Elm, crosslng the
brldge, to Maln street; down Maln to State
Street, and thence to the grounda ln front of
the state house, where the followlng exercises
wlll bo held: Muslc by the band, slnglng by
tne giee ciuo, prayer by the cbaplaln, addresa,
slnglng by the glee club. muslc bv the band,
memorial ceremonles ot the Grand Army of
the ttepubllc ln memory of their fallen com
radea by Brooka post. The poat, and other
organizationa wnicn are to lorm tue processlon,
wlll meet promptly at one o'clock In the af
Denman TnOMPSON's " Joahna Whitcomb
la one of the very few playa that bear renetl-
tlon and Improve upon each reproduction. Hls
eecond anoearance here was more keenlv en
joyed than hia first, and bis audience laughed
ana crieo men tiu tne lountains oi mirtn ana
of tears were taxed to exbanBtlon. Mr. Thomn
son will present "Unclo Josh" here for the
tnird tlme, on saturday evenlne.Mav 31st. Oi
the recent reappearanco of this drama of New
England llfe ln Boston the llerald says: "The
return to Boston of Mr. Denman Tbompson
waa welcomed last evenlng by an audience
wblch crowded the Park theater, and was aa
demonstratlve as It was laree. No more cor-
dlal greeting has been extended to an actor
this Beason than that which was glven hlm
on his first entrance upon the atage, and lt wos
many mlnutes before he could proceed wlth
his part. It ls Imposslble to say anythlng new
concernine hls imnersonation of tho bicr-
bearted old New Ilampshire farmer, Joshua
wintcomi). inatltbas iost nonool itspopu
larity, was proved by the applause whlch rc-
warded hlm ln every scene last evening. That
It bas lost none of the delighttnl cbaracterls
tics whlch first broueht lt lnto favor. was evl-
dent to all ln the audience who had eeen lt ln
former years. There ls only one ' Uncle Josh,
and Denman Thompson la hls exponent." A
aplendld orchestra accompanies Mr. Thompson.
We predlct that " standlng room onlv wlll
be announced very boou after the doors of Cap-
itai uaii are tnrown open.
The prlnclpal excitement of the past ten
days is caused bv the reneated attembts. snc-
cessful and otberwlae, whlch have been made
to rob the citlzens of thta peaceful hamlet.
Sunday nlght ot last week, at about twelve
o ciock, trea liatcneiaer, ciem in tne con
fectionery store of C. U. Cross & Son, was
awakened by tho bell oi the uurglar alarm
whlch communlcates wlth hia room on the
second Iloor, Investlgatlon showed that an at-
tempt had been made to enter the store from
the rear. Entrance to tho tlour room was et-
fected through a wlndow, When the door
was opened to the next room the alarm was
rung, and the burglars were probably f rightened
away by this, aa no traca of them could be
found. The door mentloned was left wlde open.
Early Thursday morning an attempt was made
to enter tiie post-oiuce inrougu a tiao wmaow.
In lowerlng the wlndow a stick was dropped
upon the table wlthln, maklng such a nolse as
to awaken the clerk, Frank F. Cave, who Bleeps
In an adjoinlng room. Atter a short time steps
were heard ln the rear ot the ofllce, und soon a
man climbed upon the wlndow slll and trlod to
lower the upper wlndow. Cave trled to dls
charge hls revolver, but tho same missed fire
and the man " Bklpped." Then Cave went out
in search ot our pollce forco. Policeman Ord
way, who cannot of course bo everywhere at
onco, waa found after some delay and the two
proceeded to tho scene ot actlon. They buc
ceedod In securlng the exact measurement ot
tne tracKs beneatn tne winaow. Tho law
ofllce of George- W. Wlng, K.q,, was entered
on tho sume niirht. but nothlnir was taken ex.
cept a vlew ttl the plles of legal documents
kept there. Thursday nlght the robborB were
more auccesrful, The hous'es of Denlaon Taft
and Henry Lowe wero broken lnto. At tho
former place thev secured an old coat and an
account book, wlilch was worthloss to any one
but the ownor. Tho coat was found the next
morning between the residences of Georrre W.
Leslle and J, P, Flandors, on East Hbertv
Btreet At Mr, Lowe's they were destlned to
make tho blggost "haul" on record. Here
they took a ladv's shonnlne- biur. nnn dnllar
and twenty-five cents, a drlnk of mllk, and
tueir ueparture. ve aouut II those nl the
uroinernoou wno nave been at work In St.
Albans lately have fared any better.
MllS. GeoROE LanODON has rotnrnm!
Mlss Martha Johonnott and Mrs. R. K. l'eek
and chlldren went Monday to Richmond, 1111-
nois, wnere mey expeci to pass the summer.
....mr. a. j. rieia, postmaster at llanover,
N. II.. and a former resident of this nlacn. wiut
In town on Monday. ...C. II. Carter has re
turned from tho West, after an absenco of
several weeks Rev. J. Edward Wright ls In
noston tuis wook attenaing tue unitanan an-
nlversarlea Francla Schroeder and family
nre expected thta week. . . . Jamea T. Sabln, M.
a. omiue, a. v. rerrin, John vf. recK, T. L.
Wood, ClarenceWhlttler, II. W. Kemp, W. T.
Dewey and Dr. Hunt have been fishing at
Greensboro during tho past week. . , .Thomas
Dewey expecta to attend the meetlncr of the
Natlonal Teachers' Assoclatlon at Madlson,
Yorinont Stato News
Rutland futnlshes twelvo Memorlal dav
orators for other towns this year.
Bisiiop Bissfj.l conflrmed a cln ss ot fottrtcen
pcrsons at St. Paul's church, Burlington, tho
A county temperanco meetlng for Orleans
county wlll bo held at Barton vlllage on Thurs
day, juno o.
Aliiy Crawfohd of East Concord waa
drowned ln tho Connecticut river, the other day,
wiiuo crossing in a uoat.
Forty mllllon feet of logs nro coinz down
tho Connecticut river nnd havo passed tho
iiiteen-muo laus nrxivo aicinaoes.
Tiie Vermont Stato Spiritualist Aesor-latlon
wlll hold its neit quarterly conventlon at
Barton Landlng, June 20th, 21st and 22d.
Will Collins of Castleton, a young man of
about twenty years, attempted to get on a
train thcro on IhursUay nlglit and was killcu.
Tiie valuable co lectlon of stone imnlcments
belonglng to tho lato Judge Halbert of Essex
has been glven to tho University of Vermont.
A rattlf-SNAKE forty inchcs long, fivo inches
in circumferenco nnd wlth elght rattles, waa
captured on Wantastiquet mouutain by a Ver
Tiie steamer Vermont will begln her seaaon
ttlps on Lake Champlain on June 2, and tho
Horicon on tho samo day will begln her trips
on Lake Georgo.
Nearly S200 has been subscribed in Burling
ton to nurchase prizea for tho athletic Bports
on the annual field day atthe University, whlch
occurs on june otn.
B. N. J. Hale of Barnet has ciuite recently
recelved another little windfallof 55150,000 from
his grnndfathcr's estate, which makes hlm the
ricnest man in town.
It ls expected tho free dellverv of lettera will
be begun in Rutland July 1. A spccial ofllcer
oi tne post-oince aepnrtment haa been in nut
land maklng arrangements therefor.
Ciiarles R. Miles of Wheelock was held for
trlnl in 8500 at St. Johnsbury, on the 23d, on a
charge of enteriug and stoaling sugar from 0.
Ward's sugar-house. Ho was comniit cd to jail.
The General Conventlon of Congregatioml
Churches and tho Diocesan Convention of Epis
copal Cburches both meet at St. Albans, June
10th, and continue in sesslon about threo days
TiIe Middlebury wool market ls active just
now. U. D. Twitchell has bought ten or twelvo
thousand pounds of the new clip. I he pricea
are eighteen to twcnty-eight cents for un
washed. The residence of Hon. II. G. Rrot at Ben
nington wns partlally destroyed by fire Mon
day afternoon. Most of the contents wero ro
moved. A defectlve chimney was the cause of
the fire. Fully insured.
Tiie United States senate has passed a bill
to authorizo tho construction of a hlghway
bridgo across that part of the waters of Lake
Champlain which lie between tho towns of
North Hero and Alburgh.
P. R. IIolt, hotel, I-ondonderry, has f cttled
a claim of 81,149, on whicli ho was recently
attached, for thirty cents on tho dollar. Ho
has given np business nnd what his other
crcditora will receivo ls not known.
John Cronan, brakeman on tho Passumpslc
road, was killed last week near South Barton.
Ho fell from the train and was found by tho
exprets followlng. Hls head was severed from
his body. Ile was unmarried and lived in
Waterville, P. Q.
The case of George Weeks agalnst tho town
of Lyndon for daraages recelved on hlghway,
which has been in court for several years, has
been settled. 'lhe town pays Weeks S2,80O,
each party paying lts own cost, which is prob
ably about $1,500 each.
At least eight towns in Windham county
show an incrcaso in their new grand list over
that of liiBt year, when, as a rule, it was hrger
than ever before. Bellows Falls shows the
largest gain, this year's liat being 834,524 aa
against 833,402 last year.
Tiie new grand list of Rutland shows that
over ono hundred and thirty bulldlngs have
been crected during the past year. nearly all
of which aro dwelllng-houses of moderate cost.
The appraUed value of all the new bulldlngs
nnd improvements, by tho llsters, is 8240,200.
On Friday a Frenchman named Freddette,
an eniploye of the Vermont Marblo Company,
West Rutland, whiln worklng near a cuttlng
machine, hnd hls clothing caught by the rap
Idly revolving belt, nnd was drawn lnto tno
machluery and terribly, and probably fatally,
GkoroeTiffany, son of Postmaster Tiffany
of Bennington, who abscondcd a short time
ago, has been taken to Windsor by Deputy
United States Marshal Robinson for trial at lhe
United States circuit court for alleged irregu
larities in the Bennington post-ofllco. Several
citlzens of Bennington have boen subpccnaed.
Tiffany will ho defended by J. K. Batchelder
and a Boston lawyer.
QUARTEKMASTEll-aKNERAL II. K. IDE of St.
JohnHbury has re;orted to the adjutant-general
tho followlng time for the Juno drills of the
companles of the state: St. Johnsbury com
pany, 18th; Bradford, 19th; St. Albans, 23d;
Burlington, 24th; Brandon and Rutland, 25th;
Bennington, 2Gth: Northfield, 27th ; Montpelier,
2Sth; Newport, 30th, and tho Fuller Battery,
Brattleboro, tho 28th.
West Dummerston Is considerably exclted
over a shooting affalr. A Frenchman named
Petcr Angey, about twenty-throe years old, re
cently married, went to the hotel Sunday
nlght, intoxlcated, nnd called for somethlng to
drink, whlch was refused hlm. He threatened
tho landlord, F. E. Sampson, nnd ptirsued hlm
to hls bcd-room, whero, lt is said, Mrs. Samp
son gavo her husband a revolver for his prc
tcctlon. During tho fracas the Frenchman
was shot through the leg. lt Is belleved be wlll
Tiie more radlcal portion of tho prohibltlon
Ists ot Addison county nre going to hold a
county tuas conventlon thisyoir and nomln
ato a complete county tlcket In advanco of tho
regular republic.tn county conventlon. This is
a now depnrturo, ns tho temperanco people
havo usunlly walted to see wbnt actlon tho ro
publlcan convention would take beforo prc
ceeding to take any actlon themselvcs. But
this Ycar they won t walt, nnd wlll hold the
conventlon ln Middlebury on Juno 11, slx days
beforo tho meeting of the republican con
vention, Tiib natlonal wool-growera' conventlon has
Issued an addres settlng forth that the sad
condition of the wool-growlng Interest has
beeu brought about largely, lt not entirely, by
advorse congrosnloiiil leglslatlon, and that
It wlll not ngain be prosperous until the ratea
of duty whlch prevalled under the tariff of
1807 aro restored. The proposltkn to class
wool as raw mtterlal and put lt on tho free
liat Is denounced.
Hood's Sarsapakilla Is doslgned to meet
the wants of those whoneod amedlclne tobulld
them up, glvo them an nnpetlto, pnrify thelr
blood, and oll up themachlnery ot their oodles.
No other artlcle takoa hold ot tho syatom and
hlts exactly the spot llke Hood's Sarsaparllla.
It works liko raaglo, reachlng every part of
tho human body through the blood, glvlng to
all renewed llfe and euergy, One dollar a bot
tle; slx for 85.