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BY W. W. PRESCOTT.
MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 1884.
VOIi. 79. 1051. NO 34.
WcJnmm & $owml.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 1881.
Rcpublican Stnto Convciillon.
The republlcnns o( Vermont, through thelr
delegatoa, ato hereby Invltod to moet in con
ventlon, In tho city of Burlington, on Wkdnku
dat, the 18th day of Jone, A. D. 188-t, at ten
o'clook a. m., for the purpose of placlng in
nomlnatlon candldates for tho ofllcea of gov
ornor, lloutonant-governor, troasuror, secretary
of atato, audltor of accounts, and two presluon
tlal electors-at-large, to bo gnpported by the
freemen of tho atato at the next blonnlal elec
tlon; also for the appolntment of a atato com
mlttee. Towna wlllbe represented ln conventlon
on the basls of one dolegate from oach town,
one for evory ono liundred votoa, and ono for
every fractlon of one hnndred votes ezceedlng
flfty east for the republlcan candldate for gov
ernor ln 1880. Delegatoa wlll provldo them
gelves wlth proper credentlala, algned by the
offlcera of thelr several prlmary meetlnga, nnd
preaent them to tho state commlttee at thelr
headquarters, tho Van Ness Honae, Iramedi
ately upon thelr arrival ln Burlington. The
usual coarteay of f are one way wlll bo extended
by the several rallroada ln the state.
Richmond la now connected wlth the tele
Tiik Rutland county republlcan conventlon
ia to bo held at Rutland on June 21th.
We are under obllgatlonB to tho Free Prcss
for Ita courtesy ln fnrnlshlng us wlth newB from
We hoar tho namo of E. D. Blodgett of St.
Johnabury montloned aa a candldate for Btate
It la now an open aecret that ex-Governor
Farnham propoaea to be a candldate for con
gresaman from thla dlstrict.
Tmtoucin the courteay of the Weatern Unlon
Telegraph Company and the local manager,
n. W. Drew, we ahall be able to bullotln the
progreaa of the Chlcago conventlon. Come to
Tiie WAToniiAN ofllce and get tho newa.
We have recelved from E. W. Thompaon,
the Now England paBsenger agent of tho
Chlcago, Rock Island & Paclfic rallway, a
very handsome pamphlet, glvlng a doscrlptlon
of the summer resorts to be reached by thla
There waa a sllght change in the runnlng of
tratns on theContral Vermont rallroad on Mon
day. Tho local passenger traln south, formorly
leavlng St. Albana at 8:55 r. m., haa been dls-
contlnaed. The nlgbt expresa traln golng south
wlll Btop, when slgnaled, to take paasengera.
In Dana's anecdotea of the early hiatory of
Vermont, a story ia told of a man who, stand
ing in the hollow stub of a tree, fell backward
and hang downward, wlth one foot lodged in
the tree. In hia deaperation, he cnt hia foot
ofl at the ankle wlth hia jack-knlfe, and
crawled toward home some two mlles before
At a meeting of the Washington County
Bar, held last Frlday mornlng, Hiram Carleton,
George W. Wing and C. II. Pitkin were ap
polnted a commlttee to draw np approprlate
resolutions on the death of General J. S. Peck;
and they were instructed to request B. F.
Flfield, Esq., to prepare a paper on the de
ceaaed, to be presented at the next meeting of
Tiik ateam ralll sltuated on Sable Mountaln,
ln Gaysville, and ownod by F. . V. Hassam &
Co., waB entirely conaumed by fire about four
o'clock Saturday mornlng. A house con
nectod wlth the mlll, occupled by 0. A. Bart-
lett, was alao burned, wlth all the contents ex
cept a part of the clothes belonging to the men
boardlng thero. The loaa la estlmated at
$2,500; no inaurance.
Tiie thlrd annual instltute of the Woman'a
Chrlatlan Temperanco Unlon of Caledonia
county wlll be beld at Peacham on Thursday
evening and Frlday, Juno 5 and G. Membera
of the nnlona are conaidered membera of the
inatitute. The pnblic are cordlally Invited to
attend. An addreaa wlll bo glven Thursday
evening by Mra. J. I.. Perklns of St. Johnabury,
and on Frlday evening by Mra. J. K. Barney
of Providence, R. I.
Woodbtock Standakd: " The Bennington
Jlanner ia boomlng Jamea K. Batchelder of
Arlington for the lleutenant-governorship, and
bls name ia recelved wlth somefavorin varlous
Bections of tho Btate. Mr. Batchelder haB the
abllity to make an acceptable ofllcer, but tbere
can be little quostlon that Loveland Munaon of
Manchester ia a Btronger man." Aldace F,
Walker of Rutland would be a better candldate
tban elther of tbese gentlemen.
TnE Newport Etprcss Is troubled at the re
port that a Sunday traln may be rnn between
Wella Rlver and Lyndonville by the Passnmp-
nlc rallroad, and tays: " We lmagine the
patronage to snch papera along tho Passumpaic
valloy would Bcarcely pay for a second.class
hand-car, If the traln 1b put on, lt will be to
make money from passenger trafllc. But lt
will try to Bhleld ltsolf under the plea of nrgent
necesalty. If the attempt Is made we liope a
vlgorous protest wlll bo beard from one end of
the valley to the other."
Memorial dat waa tnoro extenslvely ob-
Berved ln Vermont thia year tban ever before.
In morc tban one bundred towna the graves of
the fallen heroes of the rebelllon wero deco
rated wlth floral offeilngsbysurvlvlng veterans
nnd patriotlc citizena, and In nearly four-score
vlllagea the annlversary occaslon waa marked
by memorial oratlona nnd publla exerclaea of a
more or Iesa lmposing character nnder the aus
plcea of the local Grand Army poata. In Bur
Ungton, St. Albana, Rutland, Brattleboro, St,
Johnabury, Montpelier, and the larger towna,
there was a cossatlon of buslness for.a portlon
of the day.
Tiiis new governmental poatal noto, now
ln use, Is of a slate-black color. The deBlgn
Is tho result of the determlnation of tbe gov
ernment to deviso a noto whlch could not be
" raised " from the amount for whlch it waa
Issued. Thls polnt Is secuied by the removal
of tho vertlcal row of ilgurea slgnlfylng dollars
ln the old noto, and tbe substltutlon of a set of
coupons at the lettof tho notes, each represent-
ingadollar. For a note of 81.25 thedlmes
andcents wlll bo punchod in tbe new note
from rows of flgurea sltuated aa in tbe old note,
and the dollara wlll be denoted by toaring ofl
threo coupona and leavlng one jolned to the
TiiEseventh annual meeting of tbe Montpelier
& Wells Rlver rallroad waa beld last week
Thuraday afternoon. Twelve thousand and
flfty-geven shares were represented by vote at
tho atockholdora' meeting. Tho followlng
namod gentlemen were elected dlrectors: D.
R. Sortwoll, Cambridge, Mass.j S. S. Thomp
aon, Lyndonville; W. II. II. Blngham, Stowe;
JoelFoster and S. C. Shurtleff, Montpelier.
Tho dlrectora' roport was acceptod and adoptod.
At tho dlrectors' meeting D. R. Sortwell was
olectod prosldent; S. S. Thompaon, vlco-prosl-dent;
Joel Foster, secretary and treasurer;
W. A. Stowell, general snperlntendent; Fred
W. Morse, cashier and general frelght and
passenger agent; II. W. Whltoomb, Bnporln
tendont of transportatlon.
Colonel Georoe W. HooKEit ia qnoted ln
Washington aa saylng; "In ,case Kdmunds
should be the nomlnee I would at once use my
lnfluence ag a member of tbe natlonal com
mlttee togplke the blg democratic gun about
fedoral assessments and blood money by issu
lng an order that not one dollar should bo re
colved from any holder of ofllce, olthor by
assessment or through voluntnry contrlbutlona,
and allow the candldates and the party to rnn
before the people strlctly on thelr merits. In
case thls plan should be adopted and rlgidly
adhered to, the benoflt recelved by the party
for steadfastly glvtng proof of clvll-servico
reform would be of far more consequence than
tbe effect of money on tho campalgn at large.
Tho nomlnatlon of John Sherman would not,
however, in tho leaBt gurprtae me."
It ia estlmated that nearly one hundred
Vermonters are in Chlcago thls week. In ad
dltlon to the delegates and thelr altornates are
tho followlng well-known gentlemen : Ilon.
J. L. Mason of Richmond; Ilon. C. W. Wltters
and Ilon. J. P. Clark of Milton; Ilon. J. D.
Uatch, General Wllllam Wells, Hon. C. M.
Spauldlng, Captaln Buel Derby, Dr. Walter
Carpenter, Ilon. George II. Blgelow and A. G.
Plercoof Burlington; Colonel Fred E. Smlth,
J. W. Brock, C. W. Porter and Arthur Ropes
of Montpelier; Dr. W. W. Ilutchlng, General
L. Marsh, Hon. A. W. Woodworth and Olin
Merrillof Enosburgh; Captaln P. D. Blodgett,
J. II. Drew and Uawlin Paddock of St. Johns-
bury ; Colonol George T. Chllds and F. S. Stran-
ahan of St. Albans; George II. Babbitt of
Bellows Falls; Phlllp K. Gleed of Morrisville;
Hon. WlUIam H. DuBols of West Randolph.
As one way of wblstllng to keep up lts cour-
age, tho Argxis talks loftlly about tbe " whole-
some castlgatlons " and the " dreaaing down"
whlch it haa givon to thla paper. Thla cheerf ul
view of tbe Bltuatlon recalls very forclbly the
story of a sllght unpleasantness between an
edltor and a man who was aggrleved at some-
thlng whlch appeared ln hls paper. The ln
sulted party gave thls descriptlon of the en
counter "By an adrolt movement I first
succeeded ln ontwlnlng my halr abont the
edttor's flngers and glvlng eoveral vlgorouB
pulls; I then made a pass and struck my left
eye agalnst bls rlght fist wlth terrible force; I
next repeatedly drove my rlbs againBt hia
clenched fist, and ended the contoat by bolding
hlm down on top of me wlth my proAoscia
between bla teeth. I gave hlm a terrible drub
bing, I assure you." We commend thls little
lncldent to the careful conBlderatlon of our
The June term of Orange county court
opened at Chelsea on Tueaday last. The jury
calendar contalns flfty-nine casea. We glve
below the llst of grand and petlt jurors: Grand
jurors Bradford, Cyrua Stearns; Braintree, Ira
Mann; Brookfield, Marcus Peck; Chelsea,
Thomas Godfrey and H. Cabot; Corinth, Fred-
erlck Eaton ; Fairlee, W. II. Kibbey ; Newbury,
Jonathan J. Smlth; Orange, N. G. Waterman
Randolph, C. R. Granger; Strafford, Burlelgh
H. Smlth; Thetford, Harvey Dadge; Topsham
George E. Newton; Tunbridge, Lewis Dicker
man; Vershire, Wllllam F. Maltby; Washlng
ton, John A. Stanley; West Fairlee, Asa M,
Chlld; Williamstown, C. U. Lathrop. Petlt
jurors Bradford, T. Renfrew and John Nor-
croas; Braintree, A. K. Mclutyre and V. I
Spear; Brookfield, Ira Carpenter and M. P.
Gaylord; Chelsea, Dudley Cabot and E. B.
Robblns; Corinth, M. J. Butterfleld and Frank
Taplin; Fairlee, N. M. Renfrew and M. E,
Rugg; Newbury, Dexter S. Fulton and G. W
K. Carldon; Orange, J. M. Dlckey and Cliaun
cey Cutler; Randolph, J. M. Pember and E. 0
Uebard; Strafford, D. K. White and A. J
Morey; Thetford, S. G. Smlth and G. 8,
Worcester; Topsham, 0. P. Dlckey and A. T.
Smlth; Tunbridge, B F. Butterfleld and George
W. Preston; Vershire, C. C. Colton and D. T,
Bunker; Washington, A. L. Sklnner and C,
Dlckey; West Fairlee, J. N. Kimball and A.
Southworth; Williamstown, W. S. Covell and
W. Z. Pratt.
A si-ecial dlspatch to the Boston Olobe
speaks thus of the meeting of the frlends of
Edmnnda at Chlcago: "The meeting laated
about an hour and broke up amld great entbu
siasm. The meeting has made a great Impres-
glon upon the frlends of the other candldates,
and lt has freely dlssipated the deluslon that
the Edmunds men are not ln earnest. Many
remarka are made at the contrast between tbe
gentlemen preaent ln the Vermont headquartera
tbls afternoon and the ward polltlclans headed
by Commlssloner Evans and Iilll Cbandler, who
fill tho Arthur headquarters In the samo botel
wlth tobacco smoke. The buslness aptltude
whlch the promoters of the Edmunds boom ex-
hlblt greatly distnrbs the Blaine and Arthur
raanagera, who have supposed that they had
monopoly of practical polltics and that the
Edmunda men were merely thoorlsts and
Mltorary fellers.' The truth la that tho Ed
munds partlsans at thla conventlon i
curloua mlxture of Ideallsts and sharp poll
tlclans, whlle Curtls, Schurz and some of the
rest may well be called polltloal cranka. Gov-
ernor Smitb, Mr. Bllllnga, Governor Proctor
and Colonel Hooker are men of affalra, who,
ln the little state of Vermont, have learnod all
tbe arts which are to be learnod In conductlng
a campalgn. What they don't know about
practical polltics ia hardly worth knowlng. It
is a cold day when they get left at home, and
they do not propoae to get left In the rohearsal
fleld lf they know tbemselves. As an instancc-
of the attention whlch they aro paylng the
smalleat detalls, a careful canvaas ls being
made of each delegatlon, and tho sentlments
of each member have beon sounded,"
A oase whlch ls trifllng ln itaelf, but whlch
involves a polnt of consldorable lntereat, has
arisen ln tbls vlllage. Frlday of last week
John Hardlgan waa arreated and cornmltted to
jall on the chargo of Intoxlcatlon, but when
brought before Juatlce Clark, the followlng
day, be claimed that he had bougbt no llquor
and was not Intoxlcated when arreated. Tbe
juatlce refuaed to accept thls as a aatlafactory
dlsclosure In the eyo of the law and ordered
hlm to be recommltted. Hia counsel, Georg
W. Wing and W. A. Lord, then telegraphed to
West Randolph for Judge Ifowoll, and on hls
arrival In the afternoon made appllcatlon for
wrlt of habeai corpus. Judge Rowell reserved
bls declalon and admitted Hardlgan to ball ln
tho sum of 8100, Georgo W. Wing bocomlng
hls bondsman. Hardlgan'a story Is aa f ollows :
In rosponso to a call from the ofllcer, ho helped
to take Wlll Cayhuo to jall Frlday afternoon.
Some of bla companlons taunted hlm for golng
backon hia frlend, and worked hlm up to guch
pltch of rage that ho lost control of hlmself
and was about to assault ono of tbom when
tbe offlcor took hlm and locked hlm up on the
chargo of intoxlcatlon. It la not a quoation of
any spocial lnterest to the publle whothecMr.
Hardlgan was drnnk or sober on thla partlcn
lar occaslon, but the legal polnt Involved ls of
somo lmportance. Is the toatlmony of the ofll
cer maklng an arrest flnal in tho case, and is
the accuaed to be denled tho prlvllege of brlng-
lng ln toatlmony to prove hls innocence of the
charge? Mr. Hardlgan deslred to summon
witnegaos to dlaprove the ofllcer' s charge, but
the justlce claimed that that question waa not
before hlm and that he was slmply to take hls
dlsclosure. It would seem tbat thero should
be aome legal redreaa for a man who mlght be
arreated on a falae charge of Intoxlcatlon, even
grantlng that Mr. Hardlgan' s caao la not an In
stance ln polnt.
Conoressman Stewaht left Washington for
Chlcago on Frlday.
Colonel Aldert Claiike, formerly of St.
Albans, dellvered the Memorial day address at
Wellesley, Maaa. He was tho orator there on
the samo occaslon last yoar.
Senator Moiuull haa been appolnted n
member, on the part of the senate, of the com
mlaslon to aupervise the dedlcatlon ceremonlea
in connection wlth the Washington monument.
Gkneual William WELihas appolnted W.
H. Norton deputy collector of customs for the
port of Island Pond, vlce T. A. Chase, reslgned,
and Mr. G. W. 11111 promoted from Inspector to
Ex-GOVEItNOlt D. II. ClIAMnRRLAIN, lato of
South Carollna, but now of New York clty, wlll
dellver tho Phl Bota Kappa addreaa at the
comlug commencement of the Unlverslty of
Hon. Calvin Mohuill, a leading cltlzen of
Caledonia county, dled Thuraday. Ho waa one
of the oldest resldonts of St. Johnabury, hav
Ing gone to that town ln 1827, and occupled
the samo house for fltty yoara. Polltlcally be
belonged to tbo old whig party, but came over
to the ropubllcana ln war tlme. He served St.
Johnsbury on lts board of selectmen twenty
years, and ln 1872 ho waB a Btate senator.
The Ellls buildine. on State street. is under-
going a pleasing change ln appearanco at tlie
liands ol tue pamters.
The sacraments of conflrmation and first
communlon are to be adminlaterod to the chll
dren at St. AnguBtine s church to-morrow.
The KmonTS Templah went to Waterbury.
Frlday. to unlte wlth the Grand Army post of
tnat place m tne ooservance oi uecoratlon day,
A. D. Lane has sold hls " Btrawberry camrr."
up Worcester Branch, to C. M. Lyon, who pro
poaea to continue tno sirawuorry traue irom
The seml-annual sormon to tho clasa of '84
of tbe Randolph Normal Scliool wlll be de
llvered by Rev. T. P. Froat, pastor of Trlnlty
cnurcn ln tlna vlllage.
C. II. EMEitvof Barre was arreated on Frldav
for drunkennesa, and one James Degreeney, on
Saturday, for the aame oflenso. Both were
fined aa naual by Juatlce Clark.
A lodoe of Odd Fellowa waa orcanized at
Barre May 29. About twenty-five from the
Montpelier lodge were preaent, uemg taken to
ana irom uarre oy apeciai tram.
A HKGULAit communlcation of Aurora lodce,
No. 22, Free and Accepted Masona, wlll be
held at Masontc II all on Monday evening,
june j, ac nau-past seven o ciock.
IIihaii M. PiEitcE, who haB eerved the nubllc
so long and faithfully aa assistant postmaater,
H souciung Bignatures to a petition requestlng
hls appolntment to the ofllce of postmaster.
The nlne for the water-worka has falled to
arrlveaa faat as doslred. Mr. Jocl Foster haa
gono to New York to aacertaln the cause and
make arrangementa, lf posalble, to avoid fur
The Woman'a Home and Foreign Mlssion
Socletv of tbe Baritlat church wlll meet wlth
Mra. Fales on Frlday afternoon at half-past
two. Supper wlll bo servod from six untll
seven. Gentlemen are Invited to tea.
"Only a Faumkb's Dauqhtkh" will be
glven at Capltal II all on tho evening of June
l'Jth by a powerful New York company, and
Only a Woman's Heart," by the same troupe.
on the succeeding evening, June 20th.
C. C. MoAllister was in town on Thursday,
on his way to Boston for surgical treatmenc.
lt ls nls lntention to nave lus lnlured ankle
supported by "stays" ln order to strengthon
me llmb and glve greater laclllty in walklng.
LoNorELLOw's "Miloa Standlsb," drama
tized, will be presented at the vestry of the
Church of tbe Meaaiah to-morrow (Thuraday)
evening. Misa Ellen and Harold Nye have
been engaged to furnish music during the
A lahoe audionce llstened to the niid-dav
of en-air concert of the Dinman Thompaon band,
at tne neaa oi btate mroet, last baturday, and
were rewarded by hearlng the best braaa band
mualc that haB been glven on our atreets for
Cakds aro out announcing the inarrlage of
M. S. Bortwick and Mias M. L. Prime, whlch
occurs at St. Luke's church, St. Albans,
to-morrow. Mr. Bostwick Is a nepbew of I. S.
Uoatwlck of thls place, nnd has many pleaaant
acqualntances among the young people.
Childhen's day wlll beobserved at the Bap
tiat church next Sunday. Tbe dlecourse In the
mornlng will be Illustrated by articlcs from
the mlaalon rooms In Tremont Temple, Boston.
The cblldren are Invited to occupy the front
seats. There wlll bo a Sunday-BCbool concert
ln the evening.
Tiik montbly temperanco meeting was beld
at the Baptist church on Sunday evening.
Remnrks were made by Rev. Mr. Froat, Rev.
Mr. Mason, Captaln Lull, two gentlemen from
Worcester and Mr. and Mrs. D. L. Fuller. Mr.
Fuller's remarks were dlroctcd to the lawyers,
and he was answered by J. G. Wing, Esq.
Libt of letters uncalled for at Montpelier
(Vermont) post-oflice, May 31, 1884: Ladles
Laury Jane Bonnell, Mra. Ellzabetb Chandler
and MIsb E. A. Grandfleld. Gentlemen An
tonlo Damlco, Dan Gulldes, M. E. Rlch. A. W.
Stone, Nola Sargent and Willla Whitcomb.
I'arties applylng for any of the abovo must
say " advertfsed " and glvo date.
J, S. Peck, Postmaater,
Mebsiis. Hihaii ATKiNa, W. P. Pholns, Wll
llam Mlller, Thomas Mahony, Charles II. Ilea
ton, Fred W. Morse and Arthur G. Woodbury
are the delegatoa cbosen to represent thla town
ln the democratic state conventlon, whlch wlll
be holden hore to-morrow. The nlternatea are
Dayton P. Clark, C. R. Bagley, Eugeue Lavlo
lette, John Gllnnry, J. 0. Llvlngston, A. A.
Mead and Harry C Pewlng.
Tiik commlttee on arrangementa for the
Fourth of July celehratlon begnn sollcltlng
subscrlptiona yesterday mornlng. Thelr suo
cess exceeded thelr hlghest expectatlons. There
ls a pos;lblllty that tho nmo'unt wlll reach S2,
000. The llrst threo Bubscrlptlons were for
S125, 8100 and 850 respectlvely, The commlt
tee voted last nlght to engage tho servlcea of
OI I... I f - 1 l XT...
York, to make an ascension (n bls largest bal
loon, whlch wlll contaln twenty thousand
cublc feet of gas, We nliall glve f ull partlcu
lars of arrangementa, wlth programme of ex
orclses, next week.
Caimtal Hall was fllled to overflowlng on
Saturday evening to wltnesa Denman Thomp-
Bon s Imporsonation of "Josta Whitcomb."
Ing beforo tho honr for ononlne tbe doors.
every soat In the honao was dlapoaod of, and
probably one hundred and flfty wero denlod
ndmlasion, owlng to the lack of room. People
came from all parts of tho county and many
from an even greater dlstanco. The enthu
glaam mnntfoeted waa no lesa than usnal,
thoneh thls was Mr. Thomnson'B thlrd acnoar-
ance ln thls placo. The support was excollent
and tho orchcstra waa an additlonal yalnablo
attractlon Tho aelectlons were heartily en-
cored and wero well performed.
As J. W. F. Washbnrne was entorlns bls
yard, about half-paat eleven o'clock on Frlday
nlght, be gaw n, gtrango object crouching under
tho alttlng-room wtndow. He steppod aaldo to
discover lta nature, and found a man hiding
there for some pnrpoae known only to him
Rolf. Mr. Wnshburno took tho llberty to lnform
nim, in lorciuie language, tnat lie was a tniei,
and informally requested hlm to "plt." With
out questlonlng Mr, Waahburne's rlght to make
such a request, tho fellow jumped up and ran.
Mr. Waahburne gave chaso and followed hlm
around Denls Lane's corner, where ho lost
alght of hlm. Not being armed and foarlng
that the pursued mlght be, or that be mlght
run lnto an nmbush of robbers, Mr. Washbnrne
gave np tne cnaao and returned calmly to bls
A mobt dlscrracefnl row occnrred a short
tlme after tho close of tho coremonica on Me
morial dav. A dozon or fitteen drunken f ellows
bogan n quarrel on Maln street, and at last
worked around to the Unlon houso barn, where
tliey lndulged in a go-as-you-please knock
down. Teeth were knocked out, facea and
bodles brnlsod and a nuantltv of blood sollled.
Pollceman C. R. Bagley, who happened to be
tho only ofllcer In the vlclnity. attemDted to
quell the dlsturbance and selzed William Cav-
bue, who was one of the most pugnacloua of the
gang. uagiey was set upon oy tne crowd and
badly punlshed before asslatanco came, but
clung to hia man. and llnallv aucceeded. wlth
tne neip ot tnree or lour otnera, ln cnrrymg
mm on to jaii. uavliue was reieased on aatnr
day on payment of the usual flno and costs.
Next Sunday. Chlldren'g day. wlll be ob-
served bv annroorlate servlcea at Bethanv and
Trlnlty churches. The mornlng service at
uetnany wlll begln wltli a processlonal, after
which the regular order of mornlng servlcea
wlll be lircsorvod wlth tho exceptlon of quite a
nnmber of infant baptlsms. The sermon wlll be
addressed to the chlldren. The evening aervlco
will be a floral concert, and wlll commence at
seven o'clock. The exerclaea wlll consiat largely
of ainglng by the chlldren. wlth recitatlons and
other Intereatlng featnres. The church wlll be
Deautnuny decorated and evcrytnmg posal
ble done to mako the day enjoyable for the lit
tle ones. It is requested that contributlons of
flowers be broueht to the cliaDol on Saturday.
The mornlng sermon at Trlnlty wlll be for the
cnnoren, ana it wiu Deaccompaniea uy remarKs
by Rev. Mr. Blshop and a reading by Profeasor
-Townshend, toacher of elocutlon at the Sem
Inary. There wlll be a Sunday-school concert
m tne evening, wltn a varled programme oi mu
Bicai and rnetoricni exerclaea,
That waa a very pleaaant party Indeed
whlch zathored at the armory rlnk Frldav
evening, attracted by the announcement of the
first "bon-bon" party. No one seemed to
understand really what that would be, and
perhans the occasion was the more eniovable
for that reaBon. The full band, excepting tbe
druma, was present and tneir music was excep-
tlonally cood. At nlne o clock the party
formed lnto couples upon the floor, In marching
order, and the " bon-bona " were dlatributed by
attendanta. There followed tbe anapping of
exprbstve bands from the " bon-bona " and the
donning of the tlssue paper caps of every de
scriptlon. whlch they contalned. both of wblch
wero the source of much merriment. The
band then played n selectlon and the grand
march " took place. The wholo evening paaaed
pleasantly, the only deslre of thoso preaent
being "more room." To-nlght ls a regular
nlght for the band, and Saturday nlgbt tbere
wiu uo an orange race, wnen a good deal oi
f nn may be looked for. A large and powerful
uprignt piano lorms a valuable recent acqulBl-
tion to tne nnic.
Tiie bearta of the wliole communlty wero
saddoned by the announcement. on Wednos-
day last. of the death of General James S.
Peck, whlch occurred at Loon Lake, N. Y., on
the mornlnc of that day. He had been in
cordparatively good health during hls stay at
the mountalna, and was to have started for
home tho same day. Wedneaday mornlng
whlle rlslng, be waa aelzed wlth a audden at
tack of that fearful bemorrhage whlch had
more than once before nroved so nearlv fatal.
and, almost wlthout warnlng, fell back upon hls
bed nnd oxplred. His remains were bronght
to tuis place Tnur8day noon, and were es
corted to hia former home on Loomls street bv
about seventy-five frlends and fellow-citizens.
ine lunorai servlces toox place at unrlat
church on Frlday at ten o'clock, Rev. Howard
. 11111, naai8ted oy Kev. t . u. uowper ol .North-
lieid. olllciatlnc. ihe remalna were accom-
panled to the church by Post Brooks, Grand
Army ol the ltepubllc, ot whlch he was a
member, and placed at the left of the maln
entrance, where they were vlowcd by a large
number of frlends. The bearers were General
W. W. Wells and General Theodore S. Peck of
Burlington, General L. G. Kingaleyot Rutland,
i liart tjross, J, w. llrock and tieoree l. lch
ols ot Montpelier. Tbe remains were Intcrred
ln Green Mount Cemetery. Many people from
oflt of town were present at the servlces, ln
cludlng soveral fnends from Burlington, to
wblch placo a apeciai traln waa run at the
close. In that clty, on the day of General
Peck s death, the flags of tbe publle bnildlnga
were placed at lialf-mast In bls honor. The
post-oflice hero was heavllv draned In raourn
ing for several days followlng bis deatb, and
there have been other expressions of the great
esteem m wnicn no was neid by our people,
Tiie ontbreak at the Unlon bouso stablea on
Frlday afternoon last may be taken as a prelude
to wbat may be expected on the approaching
fourtn oi juiy, unie3s apeciai meani are uaed
in the lntereat ot law and order. Uncommon
etepa aro In progress for creat dolnes. and al
ready great antlcipntlons bave been excited as
to what Iudependence day, 1881, will brlng
forth. Judglng by the shameful proceedlngs on
Frlday last. abovo alluded to. our citizena mav
well have thelr feara awakenod, and pray to be
dellvered from the painful foreahadowing. Tbe
outcome ia very iuceiy to bo wnat tno omcera
and the cltlzens generally wlll lt to be. Wltb
rum and lawlossnessunrestralned, drunkennesa,
quarrela, bloodabed, soro hends nnd dlsgrace
are llkoly to be tho roault. Wlth such reaults,
how would Montpelier people hane thelr heada
and rejolce that Decoratlon day and the Fourth of
July came butoncoayear; whereaa, wlth proper
precnutionary measures for the malntenance
of good order, the closlng of all bars and llquor
saioons, and tne appolntment oi n good strong
pollce force, "the day wecelebrate" may be
observed in a way creditable to tboae bavlng
matters ln charge, and to the good name and
delieht ot our people generally. Rum must bo
out of tlie question. Free rum la not conaiatent
with good order, and cau t be made so. Among
the provisions for tbe day should be a strong
manlfeato from our people. cautlonlng the wav-
wardly Inclined agalnst lawlosaness, and glvlng
notice that whoever dares to over.ride the con-
dltlona of good order for that day does so at hls
peru, uurelllclent sherllls, uudley and Tuttle,
andourefllclent pollcemen, Demeritt and Ord-
way, should be emiiowored to call to thelr ald
Biicb pro tcmpore forco as may be necessary to
plcket every glu-shop nnd saloon and look out
for lnfrlngements agalnst tho llquor law, and,
for once, aee tbat the provlalons of the law be
malntalnod, Then, wlth the aettlng sun ot July
Fourth. lt mav be sald that law has been ob
served ln Montpelier, and the good name of tbo
Mkmoiual dav was very pleasant, though
ratber chlllv. A laree number ot people from
adjolning towns was present to wltnesa the
parnde and llaten to the address. The forenoon
was mlnclpallv tiassed bv Post Brooks In vlsit-
Ing tue dlfierent cemeteiies. One hundred and
twenty-threo graves wero decorated Soon
after one o'clock in the afternoon the band
marcbcd to the armorv and escorted Company
H and the St. Jean Daptlste Soclety to tho
headquarters ot Post Brooks, and thence, ac
companled bythatorganlzat!on,to tbe corner of
Maln and Ilarro atreets. Company II made an
unusually ilne appearance on thls occaslon
wlth well.fllled ranks and in dress unlform.
The processlon formed ln the followlng order:
Willard Holden (marshal) and staff ot five om
cera, all mounted; Montpelier Cornot Band;
Company II, Capltal Guard; carrlage witb ora-
tor and chaplaln; St. Joan Baptlste Soclety;
carrlage wlth floral ofTorlngs; voteran drum
corpa; Brooks post, No. 13. and other veteran
soldiers and snilors; dlaabled soldterg ln car
rlngea; carrlago wlth floral commlttee and glee
club; citizena ln carrlagos; citlzons on foot.
The usual lino of march was taken, and upon
reacblng tbe "Klveraldo the coiumn counter
marched nnd tho soveral organlzatlons took
posltlon on the Capltol gronnds In front of the
spoakor s stnnd. Uwlng to the unavoldablo
absence of ono member of the male quartette
the ainglng was omltted, and music was for
nlshed entirely by tho band. After the first
solection, a prayer was made by Rev. Mr.
liincks. rue nodresa waa maao uy non. j, l,.
Martln of Brattleboro, and waa a well-con-
sldered and well-dellvered oratlon. After tho
usual memorial ceremonlea by membera of
Post Brooks, the processlon ro-formed and
marched to the headquartera of tho varloua
bodles. Nothlng occurred to mar the beauty
ot the ceremonlea. The observance of tho day
and the lnterest shown were more general than
nsual. Several of the Btorea and publlo bulld
IngB, and aomo prlvato realdencoa, were hand
T. C. Maiivin vlalted frlends InEaat Albureh
last week.. ...Mrs. Fred A. Carter has been
vlsltlng her parenta ln Bradford Mra. Al-
fred Finney of East Bnrke is vlsltlng frlends
here Mrs. A. C. Harlow visltedherparents,
week E. W. Balley of Chlcago waa in town
The old chandeller ln the chanel haa made
room for a new one wlth twelve lampa.
Fmesident Bkeman arrlved homo last Fri-
dny from the General Conference at Phlla-
Sciiool dld not keOD Decoratlon dav. In
tho ovontng the students went over to the
chapol to pass tho tlme aa beat they could.
Ouh base ball club suffered a defeatat Barro
last Saturday. Score. forty-three to thlrty-four.
In vlndlcatlon of our boys, it should be stated
tnat oniy lour ol tne regular nlne were pres
ent. In the last five Innings they had thtrty
scores to tne iiarre boye twelve.
The audlenco at the piano and vocal recltal
at Semlnary chapel, Thursday evening, was
rnainiv comnoseo oi seminarv students. tnouen
there were present a few "down town" peo
ple. Tbese recltaia are pleaaant occaslons and
tend to keep up n ljvely lntereat ln muslcal
auairs at ine seminary.
Peck. General James Stevens Peck dled
suddenly at Loon Lake, Merrlllsvllle, N. Y on
Wedneaday mornlng, fllay ueneral reck
was born in Montpelier, December (i. 1838. and
waB the oldest of four sons of W. N. and Julla
A. Peck, He was a graduate of the Unlversity
ot vermont, ciass ol iwj. uctober 10, 1BU2,
he was raustered as lleutenant of Company F,
Ihlrteentn vermont .voiunteers, bavlng re
celved bia commisslorrf He waa promoted to
tho adiutancv of tbe reelment Januarv 22.
18G3. Being mustered out with hia regiment
ln the summer oi 18W, ne re-enllsted as a prl
vate of Company E. Seventeenth Reelment,
uecember 2J ol tbat year. lie was at once
commlssioned as adjutant, and came home as
maior at the ciose oi tne war, bavlng been
commlssioned Aprll 12, 1804 Uaving atudled
law previous to hia enllatment and reaumed hia
studles at the close of the war. he was ad
mitted to the bar of Washington county in
1800. In 18G8 he was appolnted assistant adju
tant and Inspector eeneral. and in 1871 he suc
ceeded ueneral wuuam wells as adjutant ana
inspector generai oi tne state oi vermont.
wblch ofllce he held with efllclency and credit
for ten years. In 1881 he reslgned, bavlng been
appolnted postmaBter at Montpelier by Presl
dent Garfield. Thls ofllce he held at tbe tlme
of hls death. He was one of the orleinal mem
bers of the Reunion Society of Vermont 0111
cers, and for tbe last seventeen years had been
lts secretary. ueneral 1'eck was made a Mason
ln Aurora Lodge, No. 22, at Montpelier, ln
18G3, and was master of tbls lodge from Decem
ber. 18G9. to December. 1872. He recelved the
capitnlar degrees in King Solomon Royal Arch
unapter, jmo. 7, in iso, and wa8 lts uigb prieat
for two years. Uo waa alao a member of
Montpelier Councll, No. 4, Royal and Selecl
Mnstera. and Mount Zlon Commanderv. No,
9, Knlghts Templar, ln both of whlch he had
held lmportant ollices. lie was marrled March
4. 18G9. to Mary Blake. who survivea him. Tb
Rutland JJerala, whose edltor waa a personal
Iriend of ueneral Peck, contalned nn nppro-
clatlve trlbute to the memory ol the deceased
frnm wnlcn we make tne fnllowlnp extrncta
It la as a man of unselfish nbre, hlgh.souled
humanlty and sensitlve manllness that we
tulnk oi our doad iriend as one ol thoso un
pretentloua, modeat men, who have a atraln of
heroic blood beneath all thcir auperficlal shy-
neaa and refinement that is ample for the
most stalwart work wben atimulated into en
ergetic motion by tbe nervous appeal of a larc
nnd noble cause. There are tbose of ua who
remember bim as a generous, handsome and
blgn-Bplrlted boy at college, a tlne scboiar ln
languages and Engllsh literature, a man of
very many captivatlng quallties of bead and
heart that made him a rare soclal favorite;
there are others, who never knew hlm ln days
of college companiunshlp. who were proud to
call hlm comr.ide when he stood on the creat of
Cemetery hill at Gettvsburcr. under tbat fire of
death from Leo'a artlllery that was the prelude
to Longstreet's famous charge. He
came home unscathed by wounds, altbougb he
had been always ln tbe iront ol the tlght, but
he dld not come home untouched by dlaease,
for a severe attack of typboid pneumonta be-
lore l'etersburg uau leit nis lungs so lmpairea
in strengtb that hls reglmentul surgeon and
warm personal frlend, Dr. Edson, now of
Boston, warned hlm that nothlng but the
most vlgllant care would aave hlm from
a comparatlvely early deatb uy lung dla
oase. Origlnally of a slender f rame,
he was never entirely strong again, and some
elght years ago lie broke down wltb a terrible
attack of bleeding from the lunga. He rallled
and preserved n fair sbow of health untll about
lour years ago. wlien he bad a second attack,
so severe that hls llfe was for many days de
spalred of by bls frlends. He rallled from tbls
attack, however. nnd durlne the last four years
had, by constaut care and vlgllance, made so
successful a flght for llfe that, although a
partlal invalld, the news ot hls deatb ls a shock
to hia frlends, as hia health the past winter and
sprlng had been qulte aa good as at any tlme
during four years past. Tho death of
General Peck wlll be bitter paln to all who had
lntiinate knowledgo of the deceased, for when
the llfe that ia ln dnngerous doubt la a llfe that
means llgbt and warmth among bls fellowa, no
amount of warnlng preparea ua for the worat,
ao far as to break the beavlnesa ot the blow
when it falls. for whlle llfe 1 neera ln such
man we cling to the straw Uke hopo to tbe
last, because lovlng him so much we cannot
patiently abido tbe thougbt ot hia leavlng us
forever. He wlll be mourned long and ten-
derly by thoae who are clear-eyed enough to
aee and humane enough to foel tbat the state
suflers when a man ot oxceptlonal patrlotlam
and uumanity uies.
Harre. The exerclsoa of the thirty-Becond
annual commencement ol Barre Academy be
gln on Saturday, June 7th, nnd continue
tbrougb Wedneaday, June llth. baturday
evening the publla exerclaea oi tue oociai ira
ternlty wlll be held at the Academy Hall. The
exercfses consiat ot a declumatton, debate,
paper, recitatlons and au addreaa by the presi
dent. Mr. Uailey. Sunday afternoon Rev. M
11. liuckham. D.U., presldent ot the Uolvorslty
of Vermont, wlll preach the sermon before the
graduating ciass. uonaay evening, at tue
town ball. occurs the nrlze gpeaklng, and on
Tueaday evening, atthe aame place, thoMiddle
exniuuionand prize driii. weunojaay aiter
noon tbe craduatlne exerclaea will beheld. anc
In the evening a receptlon wlll be glven to tho
graauaiiog ciasat Acaaemy iihu. wusuman s
orcbestra of Montpelier wlll furnish the musio
during the week. An admlsslon fee of ten
centa will be chareed tor Monday and Tues-
day evenlncs. All tbe other exercises are free.
The publle ls cordlally invited to be present at
any or au oi tue exercises.
Iloxbury. Mrs. D. L. Spaldlnc Is serloualv
411.... The Unlvoraallsta bold a aowing-circlo
wlth Mrs. U. A. btapieson Thursday. ...John
Hoohlehanwas thrown from a hand-car last
week and serlously lnjured....M. C. Garoy
and George A. Young are to represent the
democrats at thelr state conventlon, and S.
Rlchardaon, Bllllnga Spaldlng
' Colby are thelr alternatea.
and J, E. V
MlSS AL10K McCleaiin nlaved thn nroan At
tho Congregatlonal church very nlcely laat
Mlis. ROTAL W. Cr.AltK dled Saturdav nlirht
and waB burled Tneaday, the funeral servlcea
being held at the Unlveraallat church at tno
A NUlinEI! of our Odd Fellowa went to Tlarrn
laat Thuraday to attend the Instltutlon of
a now lodge. lhey roturned about tlve o clock
Frlday mornlng and report a good tlme.
The Methodlats made thelr flrat trial laat
Sunday of tha enveloDO svatom of ralelnir
funds for church expenaea, and the result is re
ported to be encouraging. Tho ladles hold
tneir reguiar Bociaoie at tno church vestry tnia
(Wodnesday) afternoon and evening.
Ghand Juiton Mobelbv made a comnlalnt
agalnst Lnclua C. Webster for vlolatlug the
provisions oi tue nulsance act, and Webster
was arrested and brougbt before Justlce Jndd
last Wednesday. He pleaded gullty, waa
fined 820 and costs and appealed to the county
A noiiSK drlven by a son of Oecar Mlller waa
frlghtened by tbe band, Frlday afternoon, and
broke away from tho wagon at tho corner of
Vine and l'earl atreets. Ho ran aronnd, crossed
the common and waa finally secnred withont
havlng done any furthor Injury. The wagon
was not aamagea a great oeai ana no one was
Childhen's dat will be observed by the
Mothodlst and Congregatlonal churches by
trlmming tho chnrchea and glvlng concerts.
The sermons in the mornlng wlll be epeclally
prepared for the chlldren. The concert exer
eiae at the Methodlat chnrch wlll be at five
o'clock and at the Congregatlonal church at
A iutANCn of tho Woman's Chrlatlan Tem
peranco Unlon wlll be organlzed at Howes'
hall to-morrow (Thuraday) afternoon, at three
o'clock, by Mrs. B. P. Elraer of Cabot, and all
the ladles are requested to be present. Tbe
need of much thorough temperance work ln
thls place ls well-known, and we bope the ladles
wlll take hold ot thls unltedly and ln earnest.
A iiase ball match was played onthe parado
ground, Frlday forenoon, between the college
nlne nnd somo boys from tbe vlllago, Six
innings wore played and the score stood thlrty
two to twelve in favor of the college boys. C.
A. Braley got a apralned ankle in runnlng to
the flrat base and a son of Frank Frlnk was hit
in the eye by a foul, but was not serlously
Tiik band gave a fine concert on the common
last Frlday evening, according to tho pro
gramme ln last week's lsaue. The piecea were
all well rendered and the entertalnment was
one ot the beat of thekind ever glven bere. Our
band Is consldered one of the best in the state,
and we hopo may bo appreciated and en-
couraged by our people according to lts meritg.
It has been engaged to give the out-door music
Mkmoiual day was obaerved in accordance
wlth the programme glven two weeks since.
About nlne o'clock Post Johnson, headed by
the band, marched from Grand Army hall to
the Center cemetery and -performed the usual
ceremonlea, with an addreaa by Comrade Wil
liam W. Holden. Returning about half-paat
ten, they proceeded to the cemetery at Gonlds
ville, where the address was glven by comrade
James Evans. After dlnner, wblch was served
for the veterans at thelr ball, the processlon
was lormea on tne common oy tne marsnai,
Captaln John L. Moseley, in the followlng
order: Northfield cornet band; Company F,
New England Guard, Captaln E. II. Howes
commauding; Torrent engfne company, No. 2,
Assistant ioremanj. u. uallup ln command;
carrlage wltb floral decorationa; Sunday-school
chlldren ln charge' of Superlntendents 0. P.
Winch and E. L. Fleld; Post Johnson, Grand
Army of the Republlc, and otber veterans,
about one hundred men; carrlage wlth the
chaplaln, Rev. W. S. Uazen, and the orator,
Kev. lloward i. 11111 ol Montpelier; cltlzens ln
carriages. Tbe processlon, whlch moved at
two o'clock, extended from the common to
Vlne street, and presented a good appearance.
Arrlvlng at Elmwood cemetery, the usual cere
monlea were observed and the address de
llvered. On the return, at about half-past four,
the post and the band proceeded to the
Catholic cemetery and decorated the soldiers'
graves at that place. Tho exercises were all
creditable and lnterestlng, perhapa the beat we
ever had, and Poat Johnson la to be congrat
ulated on the auccess of the observanco.
Mu. Plumlev dellvered the address at Cabot
on Filday and speaks before th e Good Templars'
Unlon at East Fairfield to-day (Wednesday)....
Mrs. Dr. Smlth returned from Callfornia last
Thursday Alma Marston, who has llved
with Rev. W. J. Kidder for eevoral years, left
rather suddenly, last week, and is supposed to
bave gone to her mother ln New Hampshire.
. ...Mr. and Mra. L. E. Tupper arrivod from
Craftsbury Saturday..... J. V. Gregory, Esq.,
of Waitsfield, was In town Monday. Ilis
brother, Jamea, is home from Champlain, N,
Y., and reports a good buslness at that place.
....Mr. and Mrs. Baaaett of St. Albans, old
resldents of thia town, were visiting Mra. Met-
calf laat week Kev. W. S. Uazen'a mother
and alater arrlved laat week Mlas Abble
Pope has had a young lady frlend visiting her
the past week. ...II. F. Armitage, superln
tendent of schools at Calro, III., arrlved Mon
day nlght and wlll spend hia vacation here. . . .
An uncle of Mrs. Dr. Mayo ls visiting her.
Rev. J. Edwahd Wbiqht and our pastor,
Rev. J. C. Mclnerney, exchanged pulpltaillast
Qdite a severe froat occurred in thia vlclnity
last week Thuraday and Frlday nlghts, cuttlng
down generally all crops tbat happened to be np.
Quite a crowd from tbls vlclnity attended
the "Josh Whitcomb" entertalnment at Capl
tal Hall, Montpelier, on Saturday evening ot
M. V. B. Hollisteh has added a machlne to
saw shiDglea to the llst of machlnery ln hls
mlll, and is now ready to try hia hand at
doing tbat clasa of work wlth the best ot them.
Skvkual of our boys went to Montpelier,
Decoratlon day, and lt the storles are all true
two or threo of the Montpelier " llght welghts "
caused the decoratlous to appear upon thelr
faces so there can be no doubt as to how they
The cheeae tactory ln our vlllage. wlth A.
D. Coburn at tbe belm, la now runnlng, they
tnking in milk Monday of last week for the first
tlrao. There ia a prosnect of a mu;h larger
patronage from the nelghborlng farmers tbls
year than last.
Skvkual of our fishermen were at Greens
boro pond last week, startlng Monday and
comlng home Thursday and Frlday. Judglng
from thelr report, it waa rather frlgld there,
Ice formlng in the bottom ot the boats one
nlgbt an iuch and a halt In thlckneas.
Wiule A. J, Holllster and Charles Martln
were taking down an old cellar wall on the
Stephen Greeley place, Saturday of laat week,
the dlrt caved in and caught Mr. Martln, bury
Ing hlm about four feet deep, but not so as to
cover hls bead. Charley thought lt took a long
tlmo to shovel hlm out, but may congratulate
hlmself tbat he got out of lt as well as he dld,
Enst Montpelier. Rev. T. P. Froat ot
Montpelier wlll preach at the Center next Suu-
day al two o'clock The teacher In the
Morse dlstrict, Mlss Mary Ilolt, accompanled
bya frlend or two, called on her pastor. Rev.
K. D. Mason, last Saturday evening, and soon
after Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Reed took the traln
for Waterbury. Mrs. Reed returned to her
scliool, aa usual, Monday mornlng. Tbelrmany
frlends wlsh them a long and harmonlous llfe
with never a discordant note A two-years-
old helfer belonging to Horace Vlncent was re
cently found dead ln the woods, wltb a bullet
hole through ber. It ls supposed to bave been
done accldentally by some sportsman Sun
day mornlng, June 1st, to Mr. and Mrs. U, C.
Dodge, A son, welghlng nlne ponnda and sU
What Siie Did. Twelve men for dlnner,
and no bread. Dld ehe scold and fret? No.
Sho sent to the grocer for a paper ot Hora
ford'a Bread Preparatlon, stlrredup four loaves
ot bread whlle tne oven waa beatlng, and In
just one hour bad ber sweet, white, llght loaves
ot bread tllted up, coollng on the gbelf ot the
pantry, No trouble at all.