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TtJY W. W. PRESCOTT.
MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 1884.
VOIv. 70. 1053. NO 30.
Wchmnn & $oumitl.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18, 1881.
Orange County Rcpubllcnn Couvcntlon.
Tho repnbllcans of Orange County, through tlielr del
egatea, are lnvltcd to ineet, In conventlon, at Chelsea, on
Tueaday, the tt day of July, A. I). 1881, at ten o'clock,
1. M.,for the putpose of placlng ln ncmlnatlon candl
ilates for two Senators, two AMltant Judges of tlie
Connty Court, two Judges of the I'robate Coutt, State'n
Atlorney, Hlgh Sherlff and Hlgh llalllff, to bo supported
for the soveral repecttve ofllcea by the f rcemen of tho
connty at the neit blennlal clectlont also for tho ap
polntment of a connty commlttee. Towns wlll be ropre
sented ln conventlon on the basls of flve delegatea from
each lown. Delegatea wlll provldo themselves wltli
proper credentlals, slgned by the ofllcera of thelr several
prlmary meetlngs, and present them to the county com
mtttee at tlielr headquarters, Whltney's Ilolel, Immedl
ately on thelr arrlvalln Chelsea.
1IENUV McDUFFEE.I 0rRnM
JOHN H. DICON, Cmint?
II. A. WHITE, hlennMlrAn
N. S. SMI'll. fconnnttM
V. C. SAltGENT, ) l-ommtleo.
Corinth, VI., June 9,1831.
Thk presldent has slgned tho blll provldlng
that nowspapera welghlng lesa than four ouncoa
shall be aont through the tnalla for ono cent.
Amono thoso who aro recelvtng favorable
mentlon aa sonatora from Windham county Is
A. N. Swaln, edltor of the Bellows Fa'.ls Timca.
Ir la now atatod that Hon. Carroll S. Pago la
not a candldate for the olTlce of aecretary of
atate, and the suggeatlon of hls name waa en
tlrely unauthortzed, and in anawer to inqulrtea
from hla frlends ln Lamoille county, he hna ex
presaed a deslre that they do not preaent hls
The followlng figurea aro taken from tho
consolidated report of the aesistmt quarter-master-genoral,
department of Vermont, Grand
Army of the Republlc, lor the flrst quarter of
1884: Balancea ln handa of post qu.trtormastcra
at last reporta, S2.030.08; recelved from all
aourcea durlng the flrst quarter, 2,000 04; pald
per capita tax on 2,050 membera, $21248; pald
for relief from post funds, $103 08; pald inci
dental ezpenaes, 31,417.73; balancea remalning
ln handa of qnartermaster, $3,173.43. Relief
fund, balance last report, $838.55; recelved
from all sources, $792.04; pald for relief of dls
tressed comradea, 311.0(3; balance on hand,
The programme for Commencement week
(fromJune22d to the27th)t the Randolph
State Normal School la aa followa: Sunday
evenlng, sormon by Rev. T. P. Frost of Mont
pelier. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, ex
amlnationa. Wednesday evenlng, addresa by
Rev. V. 51. Ilardy. Thursday, at ten o'clock
a. m class-day exerclsea; two r. m,, alumni
meetlng; elght i m,, competitlve apeaklng.
Frlday, at ten o'clock a. m., graduatlng exer
claes; two r. m., alumni dlnner. Arrange
menta bave been made for lull reports from
every clasa slnce the establishment of the Nor
mal and It la expected there wlll be an unusu
ally large attendance of alumni, Free return
checka over the Central Vermont rallroad wlll
be furnlshed to all who pay full fare one way,
Next week occurs the eightieth commence
ment of the Unlversity of Vermont and State
Agrlcnltural College. The exerclsea of tho
week are as followa: Sunday, June 22, Bacca-
laureate dlscourse by the presldent; annlver
sary of the Young Mcn'a Chrlatlan Aseoeiation,
Monday, June 23, Medlcal College Commence
ment; addresa by Frofeseor Klng, Tuesday,
June 21, annual meetlng of the Plil Beta Kappa
aociety; meetlng of tfumnl; meetlng of Medl
cal Alumni Assoclation; celebratlon of the Phl
Beta Kappa aociety; oratlon by Hon, D. II.
Chamberlaln of New York city; junlor exhlbl-
tion. Wednesday, June 25, procession from
the college; oratlona of graduatlng class, and
conferrlng of degreea ; corporatlon dlnner;
commencement levee. Thursday, June 20, ex-
amlnation for admlsslon to tho untverslty
Mufie wlll be furnlshed by tho Howard opera
The guilelesB Barton Monitor, In a manner
that la exceedlngly fresh, nnnounces that
General Grout la a candldate for congreaa. The
Monitor aayB: "In anawer to numerous ln
quiries, aa to whether General Grout la to
allow hla name to be nsed aa a candldate at the
second dtatrlct conventlon, we answer that wo
suppose he wlll be ln the fleld. Durlng the
last two montba he haa recelved a large num-
ber of lettera from nearly all parta of the dta
trlct, and many proffered asaurancea of aupport
from Influentlal men both nmong thoae who
favored and thoso who opposed hlm two years
ago. Illa frlenda feel, In deference to these
wlshes and thoexpressed deslre of many others
In the northern portion of tho dlstrlct, that ho
sbould not hesltate longer to declare hla
willlngnesa to be ' in the handa of hls frlenda.' "
Probably the gallant general had never dreamed
of bolng a candldate agaln untll, " durlng the
last two months, when " tbe large num-
ber of lettera" recalled hla thougbts from
brlefa and eiloa to thlnga polltlcal.
In reply to our atiicturea on L. W. Redlng'
ton'a remarka about tbe corporatlon tax law,
the Iieformer says: ' The Watchman doea not
report Mr. Redlngton qulte fairly. What he
dld aay waa that 1 the law ahould be glven a
fair trlal, although a departure from the old
system of llst taxatlon.' It la true that to
avold stirrlng np bad feellng hla statement In
the conventlon waa not so pronounced aa the
Iieformer would wlah, or as we have roason to
bellevo hla convlctlona would justlfy. But
really all anyone can ask la that the law have
n ' fair trlal,' and there can be no doubt then
of tta permanence aa a prlnclplo of taxatlon,
The Watchman need have no feara but that lf
the democratlc party or a democrattc candl
date ahould take a positlon agalnat the corpO'
ratlon tax law, the Iieformer would ilght tliom
the best lt knows how. If Mr. Redlngton
hesltates to apeak out strongly in favor
of the law " to avold stirrlng up bad feellng,"
although he beltevea In it himself, ho has not
the courago of hla convictlonsand la not a suit-
able man to lead hla party.
The Aryus & l'atrlot of last week publlalied
a brlef artlcle personal to Hon. Ilomer K. Ilub-
bell of Fairfax, in whlch mentlon waa made pf
the fact tbat ho waa a metnber Imthe flrst Ver
mont senate in 1830, and gavo somo remlnls-
cencea ln relatlon to the membershlp ot that
early aenate. Tho retrospect mlght properly
bave becn extended to the liouso of that Bamn
year, and cortain Intereatlng facta developed,
Ilorace Katon of Knoaburgh, Carloa Cooledge
of Windsor And Erastua Falrbanka of St. Johns-
bnry, three gentlemen who afterwards becamo
governora of tho atate, were membera of that
body. The followlng otlior dlstlngulsbod gen
tlemen were alao membera: Solomon Footeo
Rutland, John Smlth of St. Albans, Charlea K
Fleld of Wilmington, RoawellM. Fleld ot New.
lane, Luclua 11. Peck ot Montpelier, Jacob
Scott ot Barre, Harry Hale of Chelaea and
Lovl B. Vilaa of Johnson. That aonato of
torty-elght yoara ago had In lt O. C. Merrlll ot
Bennington county, Waltatlll Ranney of Wind
ham county, Robort rierpolnt of Rutland
county, Samuol W. Porter and Jullua Converse
Of Windsor county, EbenezerN. Brlggsr1' ddl
aon county; Wllllam Hobard of Om" j couu ',
Nathan Smlllo of rran'-Hn ( ,y and Wlllia
Palmer of Caledonia county. David M.
Camp waa Ueutenant'governor and ex-offldo
presldent of tho aenato and Norman Williama
waa aecretary. Carloa Cooledgo waa speaker
of tho house, Chauncey L. Knapp waa secro
tary of state nnd A. L. Mtner, clerk of the
Tiie ifessenger haa tho followlng tale: " The
nttentlon ot Romua waa recently called to a
new mothod of plllng wood a metbod whlch
comblnea venttlatlon wlth impoalng appear
ance, and whlch, lf lt can be made to work
aucceasfully, wlll materially ald In rcplenleh-
Ing tho wood-seller'a exche&iuer. A Roxbury
man la entltled to the c'redlt of experlmentlng
wlth tbla method, and alxtoon lnch wood waa
the matorial ho naed. Tho plle waa about fifty
by one hundrod foot and elght feet hlgh. A
casual obaerver would naturally have con
clnded that tho pllo reated on tho ground; but
the wood ngentot the rallroad company is more
tlmn a caaual obaerver, and he found tho
ground some dlstance from tho bottom of the
pllo. Thls stato ot affalra waa not cauaed by
any undue actlon of the ground ln that locallty,
thongh an oarthquako at Roxbury would not
bo a Burprlsing thlng; but sixteen-lnch wood
had been sot on end and bullt over ln such n
way aa to Induce the bellef that the plle waa
BOlld from the grouncUup. The agent on ro-
movlng the outslde tTor, found an extenslvo
alrcharaber undorneaththe wood, aocapacloua
aa to admlt of hla maklng a tour through it in
an attltude of humlllty. He waa entlrely over-
come wlth a sonse of profound admlratlon for
tho genlua whlch could'xonceive of auch an ln
novatlon in the matter of wood-plllng; and he
decllned to measure that vast amount ot alr,
on the noble prlnclplo that the productlona of
genlua ahould not be associated for a momont
wlth ao coarse an object aa slxteon-inch wood.
Aaameana of venttlattng the wood-ptlo the
Roxbury man's acheme waa a succesa. Whether
It wlll bo genorally adopted remalna to bo aeen.' '
Tiir Sundav ovenine sermona at Chrlst
church aro to be omltted durlng the summer
C.'I. IIooo of Lowell, Masa., waa In town
yesterday and made The Watchman a pleas-
The closlng exerclaea of tho Montpelier Unlon
and Washington county grammar school occur
TnE Woman'a Chrlatlan Temnerance Unlon
wlll meet wlth Ura. U. L. n uller thla (Wednea
day) atternoon at three o clock.
0'Biej)8 advertislng car waa In town on
Monday and cltizena aa well as bill-boarda are
liueiy to Keep postea lor tne present.
Skven carloadaof pipe for the maln aque-
duct of the Montpelier waterworka have ar-
rlved, ana tho worK oi " laymg" la progresslng
at a rapm rate.
Mita. F. I. Pitkin, Mlsa Mary A. Phlnnev
and F. W. Bancroft are to asslst in tbe com
mencement concert at Goddard Seminary next
A l'Aiit-Hi.K.D audlence attended the orean
recltai at rrinlty cuurcn rrmav evenlne.
In addltlon to the Instrumeutal selections were
vccal solos by Mra. C. M. Cleveland.
Miss Mahv KNArr waa accomnanled bv her
aunt, iurB. uneouiarn, oi Boutnport, jngland,
on her return home. They wlll remaln here
untll September, when both wlll return to
Fannie Fjkikld retumed home from ber
studiea on Frldav and Ruth Jewett. on Situr
day. The latter waa accomnanled by Mary
Keetl, wno expecta to remaln ln Montneller for
a tirae., beiorogomg to ner nomom bterllug, lll.
A STitEET lamp haa been suspended from an
arch over the Baldwln atreet entrance to tho
Stato House vard, The lamn ia of the new
atvie ana u supporied dv an ornamental acroll.
lt la tne lirst piece oi worK oi thla klnd whlch
uio gaangnt company naa lurmanea iiere.
The ladlea ot St. Augustine'a church wlll
have a strawberry festival at Capital Hall
Thursday evenlng of next week, June 20. A
beautlful sllver lce pitcher, trhlch la now on
exmmtion at a. a. oieaa a atore, wiu be dls
posed of by vote on that occaalon. The candl
datea are T. Allard, presldent of the St. Jean
liaptlste aociety, and John Mooney.
TnoMAS GianoitNK, foreman of one of the
branches of the MontDellor Carrlaeo Com
pany'a establiahment, caught one ot hia handa
in n now planlng machlne, Monday, and It waa
tiiouKin tnat ne mnst lose the whole hand.
Ho waa taken to Dr. Reld, who amputated the
little tinger, ana tne rest oi the hand wlll lioal
though lt wlll probably bo uselesa for a tlme.
The seml-centennlal annlveraary exerclaea of
the Vermont Conference Seminary occur tbe
llrat week ln July. llie programme ln brlof ia
as followa: Tuesday, July 1, excurslon to New
bury, leavlng Montpelier at twenty mlnutea
past elght a. m. and returnlng at half-paat fivo
i'. -M. ; evenlng, meetlng ot alumni and formor
Btudenta; Wednesday, poem; oratlon; banquet
at tne ravuion; speeciiea uy prominentaiumni
Ko. Lane wna serlously lammed between
some loga at hla placo ot businesa near Marah-
lltld summit on tne Montpelier wells ltlver
rallroad, one day laat week. Hla sutlerlrigs were
notalleviated in the least upon learning that
tne men neara ma caua lor neip ana negiectea
to heed them for sorao tlme because they
thought Bome one waa trylne to sell them.
Mr. Lane haa nearly rocovered from the effecta
Last Wednesday aa Mra. Frank Guyette waa
riving into town wnu a companton, uer norse
became trlghtened at the slght of englnes
wmcn were movine ln tne vard near the Uen
tral depot. Tho boraeturnedand ran, throwlng
iiiru. uuyetie out anu inuicung serioua Druises.
Sho waa plcked up in an unconscioua state and
Dr. Chandler waa summoned. The lady waa
tuaen to nor nomo ana unoer proper care is re-
covering irom tne enect oi nor lnjuries.
At tho conventlon of Congregational raln-
latera and churchea, lield in St. Albana last
week, Hon Joseph Poland was electcd presl
dent ana icev. j, u, umcua, vlce-presldont.
Rev. C. S. Smlth waa chosen a momber of a
commltteo to secure better legislation npon the
suuiect ot aivorcn. At tno uiocesan conven
tion, held at the same placo and tlme, Rev. H
F. III11 and Hon. T. P. Redfleld were chosen
upon n slmllar commlttee. The next Dlocesan
conventlon wlll bo held in thla vlllage.
TiuutR was a large party at the armory rlnk
weaneBday evenlng to witness tne poiato race.
Thla waa conducted ln an ordeny ana aatlafac
tory manner. The race waa fairly won by
voune Jackson and tho Becond prlze waa taken
by Charlea Alexander. Messrs. Hait extend
thelr thanka to tuose who klndly asalsted them
on thla occaalon and to the publla for thelr
patronago. In nccordance wlth the deslre ot
soveral patrons, n costumo party wlll bo glven
next weeK wodnesaay evening.
Lettehs uncalled for at Montpelier. (Ver
mont) post-ofllCB, June 14: Ladlea Mlaa Norah
K. Uallalian, wa uuriey, mra. tvinnie m. k,
O'Grady, Mrs. Bell Wliley, Nellle Wells (2),
Gentlemen Charlea W. Bruco, Stephen Farrar,
W. I. Fletcher, T. J. llolman, j. a. JacKtnan, ii
II. .Innna. Mlchael Ijimbert (2). Fred W. Sloan
U. K. Turner. A. U. Wvman. HukIi B, Qulnn
(2). Paitlea applylng for any ot tho ubove
muat say " advortlsed " and glve tbe date.
Geohok W. Wino, Actlng Postmaster.
Mkntion waa mado last week of the fact
that Enslgn Theodore Q. Dewey haa gone to
Washington, D. C, whenco he la to aall on the
Carllale Patteraon for AlaBka. Tbn slilp Is a
now ono, havlng been launched but a f ow daya,
and waa bullt espcclally for the Unlted Statea
coast aurvey in Alaskan watora. In about two
wceka sho wlll bavo been equlpped for the
voyngo and wlll Ball by way of Cape Ilorn to
ana Jbrancisco, n uistanco oi iittoen tnousana
mllcs, reachlng there aomo thno noxt Dccem
ber. Karly In tho eprlng of 1885 she wlll go on
tho worblng grounda oft the coast of Alaska.
She carrlea a crow ot but thlrty-slx men, ex
clusivo ot ofllcera.
June 20. 1819. thlrty.flve yoara aco. waa an
evonttul day ln tbla vlllage. Tho date fell on
Wedneadav in tnat year ana ihe watohman
dated the 21st aays: " Our boya clalm Wed
nesday as hollday, and our paper la put to
proaa on Tuesday; wo cannot therefore say
that the cars havo reached Montpelier. They
wlll bo thero on Wednesday the 20th. In the
Issue of June 28, we flnd that " On Wodnoa
day tho 20th instant tho Central Road waa
opened for businesa. The comblned attractlons
of tho rallway and circua Sand'a & Lent'a
brought tcgether thouaands oi poopie ana doiu
novoltloa wero duly honored." The traln whlch
came to Montpelier on that day waa drawn by
the "Flying Dutchman" and Jamea A. Bow
era, who ia stlll ongineer on the Barro branch,
waa the englneor at that tlme.
Tnn datea for the anDearancoot C. R. Gardi-
ner'a theatrlcal troupo at Capital hall have
oeon changea to juno -u nna zi, a riaay ana
Saturday evenlnga of thla week. Of tho drama
" Only a Farmer s Daughter," whlch wlll bo
presented Frlday evening, the Burlington
iatoitcyesays: "The themo Is puro, tho plot
atrong, the moral of the best, and the atory In
tonseiy Interestlng. We wclcomesuch Ameri
can playa." The London (Ont.) Advertiser
apoaka of "Only n Woman'a Heart" thus:
" There la a llavor oinaturo aoout lt tnat is re
freshlng, and tho aentlment throughout ia of
tho rmreat. While the Interest of the audl
ence la suatalned, there la not an expresslon to
wmcn exception can oe taxen. ine latter
Dlav wlll be clven bv tho same company at the
same place on Saturday evening.
Ahuanoements for the crand Foutth of
July celebratlon are belng rapldly completed.
I'osters ana procrammes are ont announcing
tho attractlons to bo offered and havo been
dlstrlbuted throughout the stato. All poasible
meana wlll bo taken to nreaerve oruer. a
large number of peoplo from other towna have
slenlllcd thelr lntontlon to vlslt Montpelier on
tbat day. A party wlll come Irom burlington
wlth the bthana and bhermana and lt la prou
ablethat aeveral St. Albana noonlo wlll ac-
comoanv thelr drum corns. The prlzea offered
for wlnnera ln the grand blcyclerace have been
lncreaaed to 5-'U to llrst, siu to second, ana
to tmra. ine course oi tne race wiu do on
Maln stroet from the foot ot Barre atreet to the
Acadomy bridge, around the triangle ln front
of Mr. Ilubbard'a realdence and back to tho
nlace of Btartlng. It la probable, though not
otllcially announcad, that tne nauoon ascension
wlll taKe piace irom tne union Bcnooi-nouse
grounda and tho display of flreworka from tho
muat tno rear oi tne DUiiaing. rne concert
oy the bherman mllltary band is advertised to
be glven on tbe atate liouso grounds.
Ihe people of Montpelier are to bo congratu
lated upon the prospect of an acquisition of a
publlo character that wlll havo a dlrect bearlng
upon tbe prosperlty oi tne piace and aau ma
terlallv to its meana ot wholesome amusement,
D. A. Guntil haa recently boueht for S3.000 tho
T. W. Wood property on South Maln atreet
ana wlll bezln tmmeaiateiy tbe erection oi a
commodtoua bullding for public entertalnmenta
and for uso on great pub'.ic occasiona. Tbe
bnilding wlll be of brlck, fifty feet front by one
hundred and fifty feet deep and two atoriea
hlgh above tho basemeht. On either side of
the front entrance there wlll be spacioua recep
tlon and tollet rooma. The remainder of the
ground floor wiu be fitted up for a Bkating
rlnk. Tho aroa dcvoted to thla pnrpose wlll
have a seatlnu canacltv of at least two thousand
people and wlll be surrounded by araple gal-
lerles. An arcbed rool twenty-two leet auuvo
tbe floor wlll cover the rlnk. ln front over the
receptlon rooms, thoro wlll be a large dining
room, lor uso on lestive occaiions. or loriairs
festivala or church eoclables, supplemented by
a weu-cnniDPea kitcnen ln tne basement,
Thla, we undorrtand, ia the general plan of tho
ouiiaing. it wiu be a iiandsomo structure
architecturally, and wlll bo a very deslrable
addltlon to tho sectton of the vlllage where it
la to be erected. ror great public occaslons,
polltlcal conventlons. masa meetlnca. concerta.
muslcal festivala, the bullding wlll be precisely
what Montpelier haa long needed, the lack qf
wmcn naa Kept awav great. gatneriuga lor
whlch tho capital of tho stato ia the natural
center. The prtmary object ot tho bullder,
howcver. ia to furnish to tbe voung oooplo an
adequate and a convenient and comfortable
piace lor a moat healtmul and exnmratlng pop
ular amusement at all seasona, Bkating. In
dependent of public and soclal considerations
thls alone must very cordlally commend thls
scheme to the Bympathy and Biibstantlal sup
lort of every cltlzen. Mr. Guptll ia enterptis
Ing and publlc-spirited In thia matter, and of
courso he will have, as be deserves, no lack
of practlcal good cheer from hla tellow-towna-men.
It la lntendcd to bave tho rink com
pleted and opened to, the publlo by September
L. Babt Choss baa pttrchased a horse ot
Sheldon partles....Dr. E. P. Balley, formerly
of the New York Colored Home and hospital,
baa opened an ofllce for the practice of medi-
clne at Oneida, N. Y J. T. Sabln la spend-
Ing a vacatlon of three weeka ln central New
Harapshlre Rev, J. II. Hlncks and Rev. W.
L. Anderson ot Stowe exchanged pulplta on
Sunday Mlsa Pheno Pratt went to West
Lobanon, N. II., last week to be prosent at tbe
reunion of her graduatlng class, that ot '81, at
Tilden Seminary. She la also expecting to re
maln through commencement at Dartmoulh.
. ...J. G. Brown went to Boston yesterday to
be present at tbe commencement exerclsea ot
ILtrvard College Mr. F. W. Bancroft la ex
pected home on Saturday of thla week.
Mu. A. A, Hadlky's tweltth piano and
vocal recital la to bo glven next Frlday evenlng,
June 20, in the seminary chapel, at balf-past
The trnsteea have declded not to repair the
boardlng-house, aa waa Intended, the coralng
vacatlon, on account ot lta belng only aoven
weeka Inatead of nlne.
The flttoenth nnnnal commencement exer
clsea of Goddard Seminary, Barre, will begln
wlth the sormon before the graduatlng class,
Sunday, June 22d, by A. A. Miner, D.D.,
LL. D., ot Boston, Mass. The rhotorlcal ex
erclsea of the junlor class wlll take place Mon
day atternoon at two o'clock. In the evenlng
the commencement concert wlll be glven at the
town hall, and tbe followlng talent wlll ap-
Sear. Mr, Harold Nye, viollnlst; MIbs Ellen
yo, planlst; Mra. F. I. Pitkln, aoprauo; Mlsa
Mary A. Phinney, alto; Mr. A. N. Wheelock,
basso; Mr. F. W. Bancroft, tenor; Mr. II. II.
Scrlbner, accompanlst. Tuetday wlll be " Al
umni day," and the public exerclsea at two
o'clock i. m wlll constBt of an oratlon by II.
II. Dunham ot Woodstock, nn ossay by Mlsa
Gertle Orinsbee of East Montpelier and inuslc
by others of tbe alumni. In tho evenlng the
followlng atudenta will compete for the prlr.es
offered by the nlumnl nssoclatlon: Della Fay
of Williston, Mame Leonard ot Gaysville,
Florence Powera of Washington, Etta Stebbina
of Northfield, Nellie White of Calais, Frank C.
Bancroft ot Barre, Elmond A. Burnliara of
Putney, Omertm II. Coolldge ot Plymouth
Unlon, Elmer K. Doan of Keene, N, II., Or
lando K. Holllster ot North Montpelier.
Wednesday. Commoncement day, wlll be
opened by tho exerclsea of the graduatlng clasa
at ten o'clock a. m. The annual addresa wlll
be glven at halt-past two o'clock r, M., by Rev.
J. Edward Wrlgr.t ot Montpelier. In tbe even
ing thero wlll bo a receptlon of tho teachers nnd
class. All are cordlally lnvlted to bo present at
the above exerclsea. The Central Vermont
rallroad wlll carry for fare one way, Return
checka can be obtalned at the seminary. Gll
aon & Cuihman'a orchestra wlll furnish the
muslc Commencement day,
The enterprlslng proprlotora of Hood'a Sarsa
parllla are the flrst in tho fleld wlth a carn
palgn cnrd glvlng au excolleut llthographlo
jxirtralt and eketch of Jamea G. Ulaine, the
republlcan presldentlal candldate. The back
ot tho card alao glvea the laat electoral vote,
tbe new apportlnnmont, and other valuable In
tormatlon. Coploa may be had by sendlng
atamp to C. 1, Hood & to., lowell, Mass,
Cook. Dlcd in Portland. Malno. on tho 15th
Inatant, ot conanmptlon, Maitha P. Balloy,
wno oi unariea cook, aged tmrty-nino years.
Only a brlef ten yeara slnce " Mattlo Balley,"
aa her large clrclo of frlenda ln Montpelier and
elaewhere famlllarly called her, lett tho ploaa
ant aurroundlnga ot her adopted liomo wlth
ner aunt, Mra. Jolin a. l'ago, to establlsb a
home of her own unon thoborderaof tho sea
at Portland. Fortuno sinlled; a klnd nnd nob'.o
husband, tender piedgea oi hor wedded love, a
charming home, were hera. Bnt alaa, all these
could not stay the footBtepa of lnsidiona dls
ease, and the relentlees reapor marked her
for hla own.
" Shall I havo nanght tbat tfairV nallh he;
41 llave nauaht but the boanlo.1 gratn ?
Tbonali the Iireatli of there flowera Is t weet to rne,
I wlll glve them all back agaln."
But whtle thla Intelllzenco btlnca rialn to
many absent frlenda, who loved Mattle, not
merely for her attractlveneaa of person and hor
wlnnlng waya, but even more for her unlform
aweetnesa of temper and crystal purlty of heart
and llfo, who can plcturo tho deaolatlon of
that darkened home? May tho God of all
comfort take up hia abode wlth the strlcken
husband, nnd fold the motherloaa little onea to
Pabdock. Our mortuary rocord thla week
nnnounces the death of Mra. John II. Paddock
of St. Johnsbury, whlch otcurrod on tho 10th
Instant. Mra. Paddock waa a daughter of the
Iato Governor Eraatua Falrbanka. At tho tlmo
ot thelr matrlago somo twenty-11 vo yeara ngo,
Mr. ana Mra. Jfaadock came to Montpelier to
reslde and, remalued a yearor two. The St.
Johnsbury Caledontan of last week has an
appreclativo notlce of the excellont llfo and
character of Mra. Paddock whlch, from our
Bomewhat famillar acqualntanco wlth her, we
aro itiuy preparoa to enaorso. uer going
hence cannot but bo a great grlef to her sur
vlvlng husband. who. by thla dlsnonaation. Ia
left qulte alone in the world, and to her other
relativea nnd frlends. nmong whora her nnre
and beautlful llfo waa llved. Among her
irienua nero, wnere uer conaition waa not
known. and tho inevitable waa not foreseen. as
lt waa at St. Johnsbury, the sad tidlnga came
anddenly, aa a great bereavement, but lcnow
ing aa we now do the burden of paln wbtch
ahe has borne these many yeara, and that her
caae neid out to ner inends no uope ot relief,
we can but rejoice that her poor sufferlng
flesh ia at rest. and that a eentle snlrlt "purl-
fied as by 11 re " has entered upon the realm of
signta wmcn mortat eye natb not seen, and
aounda whlch mortal earhath not heard. Mra.
Paddock'a illness, though long and tedlons,
waa endured wlth thattincomnlalninccheerfnl-
ness and Chrlatlan foititude whlch ono who
knew her mlght 'havo expected. Of courso a
life whlch had been soprollficof theswceteat
Chrlatlan gracos would not, " when the dark
hour camo on." yleld to petulance and com'
plaintng. No, though the body waa tossed
wlth paln, ahe repined not, and to tho last
seemed to say, ln tbe snlrlt ot incek snbmls
slon, "Though he slay me, yet wlll I truat ln
hlm." She " rested for tho Lord, and walted
patlently for hlm." not doubting that what ahe
could not know now, she should know lioro
after. It does not require a great exerclso of
faith to belleve that all the joya ot the beav
enly Btate are f nlfllled to one who In life gavo
Buch care and cheerf ul labor to tho needs of
those about hor and whose life ln every respect
waa an eplstle of love and good wlll. Verlly,
it must do sue resta not oniy irom ner labors,
Dut irom ner pains aa wen.
" I know not.oh, I know not
What ttoclal Joys are there,
What radtancy of slory,
What blm beyoud compare !" n.
The Masonlc annlversaries were held at
Burlington, last week, beginnlng on Monday
and closlng on Frlday. A large number were
in attendance and the various irathorlnzs unsged
off in a very satlsfactory manner. 6n Mon
day tbe followlng olllcora of the Grand Im
perlal Council ot tho Red Croaa of Constantlno
Chari II. Heaton of Montneller Grand Snveralzn
Wm. llrlnsmald of Burlington Grand Vlceroy,
wnitj y. iTiDijui jionipuer..,i,rana renior iienerar
W. 11. S. Whltcoinb of Eurlincton.Urand Jnnlor (lennral
Charlea J.Jonesof V'lnrtnor..if.... Grand Hlgh l'relate,
Milton K. l'ulnoof Windior..., Grand Hlgh Cliancellor,
.Marsh O. I'erklns of Wlndwr Grand Treasurer,
Edward E. Greenleat of Wlnoonkl Hrand Kocorder.
I'ajette C Fletcher of Bt. Johnsbury..., Orand Hlgh
Henrv K. Conzerof Rnrllncton. ..Grand Chamhr.rlln.
Henry I. Ileaaof Northfield.. ..Grand Archltect and
Frank II. Ilaacomof Montneller Grand Orator,
Theo. S. Feck of llurllnKton Grand Marehal.
J. W. F. Washburnor Montpelier.. .. Grand BtandarU
WlUon Ilrlton of AVImUor Orand Herald
V. A. Tylerof Ilurllngton Grand Sentlnel.
On Tueaday the Grand Commandery of
tvntgbta lempiar and appondant ordera eiected
tne louowing omcera:
Alfred A. Hall of St. Albant. .R. E. Grand Commander
Thad M. Chapm.tn of Middlebury.... V. E. Dep. Orand
Georce V. Wiun ot Montneller.E. Orand Generallsslmo
DeloaM.liaconof St. Johnoury....E. Grand Captaln
Rev. Frederick S. FUher ot St. Johnbnry....E. G. and
Fayette F. Fletcher of St. Johnsbury. . E. Orand Senlor
Charlea J. Jonea of Windsor.. E. Orand Jtinlon Warden
Ellhn lt. Taft of HurllDzton E. Grand Treasurer.
Wllllam C. llradbury of Vergennes. . B. Orand lteoorder.
unariea r.. campuell or i;utianu....K. urana Htanaard
Frank II. Uascom of Montpelier.. ..E. Grand Sword
Ilenrr I'rattof Brattleboro E. Grand Warden
John R. I'llllng of Bennington. ...E. Orand Captaln of
Tueaday evenlng the Grand Conncll of Royal
and Seloct Msaters eiected tho ofllcera, aa
W. H. S. Whltcomb of Ilurllngton Moat Illustrloua
Ellhll B. Taftof Uurllnston Denutv Grand Master.
Henry W. llutchlns of liellows Falls., Grand Prlnclpal
iuniiiiciQr oi norK.
Fayette F. Fletcher ot St, Johnsbury,. Grand Treasurer,
Warren G. Iternoldsof Burlington ...Grand lteconler.
Orrln W. Orcuttof St. Johnsbury. ...Grand Captaln of
Charles J. Jonesot Windsor Orand Condnctor.
Thursday mornlng tho Grand Lodge eiected
tne louowing omcera lor tno enattlng yrar:
Ozro Meacham of Brandon Orand Masttr.
Marh O. l'erklna of Windsor... Deputy Graud Master.
Aiirni a, unitui oi. AiuanH wranu nenior varuen
Oaorca W. Wlntrof Montneller. .GramlJnnlnr Warden
John A. llutler of Jamaica Grand Treasurer,
Wm. II, Kootot Ilurllngton Grand Secretary,
Allen L. l'ease of Hartford Grand Senlor Deacon.
Henry W. Hutchlns of Bellows Falls... Orand Junlor
Charles II. Ilolbrook of Brandon Orand T.ecturer,
ltev. Edwln Wheolock of Cambridge. ..Grand Chaulaln
Key. F. 8. Fisher of St. Johnsbury... -AsslsUnt Grand
T. S. I'rck ot ilurllngton Orand MArshal
Ktban Dlmondof Vershire Grand l'ursiilvant.
Wm. J. Sperry of Cavendish Grand Sword Bearer,
aSSp F. f "t"naton On'd Stewards,
Asa T. Taft of White Rlver Junctlon Grand Tyler,
On Frlday tho Grand Chaptor mado tho fol
lowlng cnoice oi omcera:
Klttmlaellasklnsof Brattleboro. ...Orand Hlzh Prlest.
Wllllam Brtnsuialdof Unrllngton,..l)enuty Orand Illgb
Frank 11, uarneror Morrisville Orand Klng,
Marsh O. I'erklns of Windsor Orand Scrlbe.
Jonn A, llutler or Jamaica Grand Treasurer,
Wm. H. S. VVhltoomb of Burlington.. .Grand Secretarr.
Oeorge II. Klnsley of Burlington, ...Grand Captaln of
Rev. Thaddeus F.Rtimt of Uurllneton. Grand Chaulaln
ltev. Frederick S. Flsher of St. Johnsbury.... AssfstAnt
Edwln O. Hlbbatdof West Randolph Orand
Samuel I'errlllof Rutland. .Grand Royal Arch Cantaln
Frank II. Bascom of Montiwller,.., Orand Master Thlrd
A. F. Nlcbolsof Ht. Johnsburv.Orand Master Secand Velt
Luther C. l'arkhurst of Windsor... .Grand Matter Flrst
(Jeo. W. Wlng of Montpelier Orand T.ecturer,
Oeo. F. Morse of Burlington Grand Steward,
Andrew McOaffev of Burlington Orand Sentluel
Euiory Town or Waterbury..,, Orand Tyler,
U. A, Underwood of Burlington Orand Organlst,
M. J, llorton of l'oultney Orand Marshal,
The annual assembly ot the Order ot Hlgh
Prleathood waa held Frldav. at 12 m. The
followlng ofllcera were eiected for the year
Klttredire Hasklns I'reeldent
Alfred A. llall VIce-1'resldent,
tlouier M. t'helps , Conduclor,
Frank II. Bascoiu Keoorder,
Kdwln B, True , tttewant,
Frank II, Carner ..Sentlnel
. Middlesex. About two o'clock Satuday
mornlng Dr. W. G. Church'a drug and fancy
goods store waa discovered to be on flre. The
stora had recently been lomoved to a now slte
nrid was open underneath, Flio waa aeen by
Mra. Enoa Stllea dropplng through the floor
Itito tho cellar. By prompt and elllclent work
the flre waa kept lnsldo the bullding, The
stock, estlmated at about $4,000, was nearly
rulned, Insured for $1,700, Store insured for
Mit. AND MllS. GEOlinic Kelton started
Tuesday of thla, week for n aeveral dayg' trlp
to tne "iiud.
Mn. and MiiH. J. M, WiLLAnt). Jit.. of the
East Vlllago liavo roturned from a wook's vlslt
to frlenda ln St. Albana.
J. W. Botteiifield la Dushine tho work on
hla new barn " rlghtamart " now-a-days, bo aa
to havo It ready for hls hny crop.
LiniiT frosts are renorted from soveral locall-
tiea Frlday and Saturday nighta, but not aovcro
enough to do very much damage.
IIauold and Ellen Nve nro encazcd to asslst
at the Goddard Seminary commencement con-
cett, whlcn takea placo at town hall, jjarre,
next week Monday evenlng.
If plea at fiftv conta each aro not choan
enough, why not next tlmo patronlze somo five
cent lunch counter where good onea can be had
at fivo conta per quarter andcheeso thrown In?
Mita. Alioe Hom.isteh Jones and two chll-
dren, of Chlcago, are bero for a vlslt to her
parenta, Mr. and Mra. S. D. Holllster, nnd her
many frlenda here wlsh her a long and pleae
ant aojourn at hor chlldhood's home,
At tho caucus held at the Eaat Vlllago laat
week Saturday, Rev. J. C. Mclnerney, Tlmotby
Davia and Hon. Jamea A. Coburn were eiected
08 delegatea to reprosent thla town in tho stato
conventlon at Burlington thla week Wednesday,
They were unlnstructed.
EiailTEKN couolea of tho vouni? fnlka frnm
thia nelghborhood enjoyed a rlde, au'pper and
dance at the Plainfield Sprlnea houae last woek
iriaay atternoon ana evenlng, and, accordlng
to all reports, mlne host Page gavo them a flno
sproaa ana courteous treatment.
Br the numeroua calla that come thrnuch
tho mall and by telophono to A D. Coburn, tho
proprietor oi tne cneese tactory ln tliis place,
aa to how soon the new cheeso will be ready
ior niarneuDC. n is verv eviuent to onr mtnn
that our North Montpelier cheeao haa a reputa-
uon secona to none in tnia stato.
IN the death of Mrs. Phllura Clark. whlch
occurred at her old home last woek Saturdav.
the already amall circle of old neonle In town
is saoiy lessenea, and tne vicinlty where ahe
naa bo tong maae it ner nomo, loses a klnd
neighbor and treaaured frlend. The beroaved
lamlly have the heart-felt eympathy of the en
tiro communlty in thls last sad adllctlon.
The stago llne through thla place and on to
Hardwick has agaln changed handa, and Jo
seph Benjamin, the old-tlmo tavorite, Ia once
more tne noiuer oi tne riouona, warren r lileld,
the old driver, having declded to dovote hls
tlme and energlca to keeplng a llvery stable
through the aeason at hla home ln South
Woodbury. Here'a succesa to you, Warren, ln
your new venture.
A couNCii, of doctors, consistlne of Dr. Grav
of Calais and Drs. Wlswell and Warren ot
Cabot, waa called here last week Tuesday. the
patient uetng wiorno, tno orignt little two-yeara-old
child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank DeLot
tinville. who ia thua early in life aflllcted with
curvaturo pt tho sptne, The doctors glve
uupia iuui, wnu uuubiuueu quiut unu careiui
nursing ane in tlmo wiu outgrow lt.
The young married people of town are to
indulge In tbe pleaaurea of a plcnic trlp to
"Summit Park"on the Montpelier & Wella
Rlver rallroad thla week Frlday, golng on tho
mornlng train ana returnlng on the nve o clock
to Plainfield, wnere tbey wlll endeavor to
white away the remainder of tho day and nlght
with a supper and dance at A. C. Slayton's
notei ana nau. a grand gaia tlmo u anticl
A week ngo last Sunday, about four o'clock
in tbe mornlng, w. U. riye waa arouaed from
hia mornlng nap bya lond knocking at hls
front door accompanied by crlea for help, " l'm
ln trouble," etc. Upon golng to the door he
found a gentleman from Barre in a ratbor
" how-come-you-so " condltlon, who, in a be
wlldered way, informed blm that he waa ln a
heap of trouble just over the bank wall by hla
barn, and sure enough ho was. Mr. Nye found
the waeon bottom sldo up. with blankets.
halter, lunch, flsh-poles and a jug right slde
upof courso distributed promlscuously around
in the grasa. The horse, stlll hltched to tbe
wagon, waa na lt went over tho bank ttirown
upon lta slde and lay there quletly feedlng upon
the grasa. With tne help oi Mr. Albert Urma-
beo from just over the way, the team of the
gentleman irom uarre was soon set at rlglits
and after Imblblng aeveral tlmea from the 1ug,
and an Injunctlon to Messrs. Ormaboe nnd Nye
that if they ever found themselves ln like cir
cumstances to call on hlm, he went on hls way
A. D. Au.ms purchased a Sterllng organ last
Mason Paine's " Old Dan " fell dead ln the
harnesa while plowing last week.
We understand that II. O. Steward ia about
to purchase a piano for his daughter.
Jack Frost paid ns an unwelcome vlslt last
Frlday and Saturday mornlugs, dolng conslder-
auie damage in some locauties.
The misslnn school has removed from lta old
auartera ln K. W. Ormsbee aballto the church
lta sesslons will be held at two o'clock, to bo
louowed by preaciung at tnreo.
A man in the emplov ot L. D. nill, wbile
arawing sugar wooa, suppea irom tne loaa ana
fell under tbe horse's feet. He was nulte se-
verely Injured, but was able to return to hla
Rbv. T. P, Fhost's sormon at the Centre last
Sunday waa one of thoae rare dlscourse s that
aeem to touch a responslve chord In every
heart. ne was accompaniea uy ! ttey
nolds, who assisted intboservlcea. Rev. L. 0
Sherburne of Randolph, wlll preach next Sun
aay, at tnree o ciock,
Two bova who were fiahing in the brook at
tho Centre Satnrday, left their horae standlng
In tho thllla trom nlne o'clock tlll twelve, when
the horse evldently thought lt was tlme to
chango the order of exercises, and did so by
turning a somorsault over tho fence. Horse,
wagon and fence all went over and down to
gether, but fortunately the driver waa near
and prevented wbatotherwlse mlght have been
a sorlous accment.
Mu. and Mns. IlAityEV Cujiminos retumed
Thursday from a vlslt to thelr daughter ln
Stowe Mrs. John Clough ot Barre baa been
spendlng a lew daya witb relativea nere. ... ira
Dodee is entertaming ,i slster irom Massacbu
setta. ..J. D. Clough ot Bcaton waa in town
l.itt week. ...Mr. and Mra. George Angellof
Woodbury, accompanied by their son and els
ter, bave been vlsltlng at Sylvanus Angell'a. . . .
Mra, Alva Johnson has been apendlng a week
at tbe uentre. . . .Mra. itouinson la stopping witn
ber slster... .fred MoutliwlcR la on tne slck llst,
and has gone to hia home in Corinth.,.. Mra,
LAlmlna llatchelder, who haa been qulte 111 aev
ffcral weeka, la stlll falling... .Rowona Batchel
lor ia improvlug and able to rlde out agaln
iiiier ten montus connnomont to uio uouso. . . ,
Alex. Dingwall commenced work Monday for
ueorge Uuernsey on tbe tilancnara oiock.
Waterbury Ccutcr. The Methodlst mlnla.
ter retumed from Boston last week, bringing
wlth hlm abrlde. While away hls soclety fur
nlshed the parsonage wlth the good tbings
necessaty for thelr comfort, and were many ot
them present on thelr return, to glve them a
cordial welcome....The Rev. Mr, Church and
wlfo retumed from Provldonce, R. I last week
Tuesday, where they had been to bury a
urotner oi Mrs. onurcii, Mrs. Arnoui, ane.
Church'a mother. returned wlth them
There haa been no aorvlce at tho Bantlst church
for two Sundaya, on account ot the absence of
tbe paatbr. ...Mlsa Mary K Gunn returned to
uer bome at worcester, Masa., last Monaay,
. . . .Our vlllage haa a telephone lino In runnlns
order from the atreet. TheJ polea aro also aet
part oi the way to btowe.
Worcester. At the temperance meetlng at
the Congregational church, Sunday evonlng,
Captaln II. C. Lull and others trom Montpelier
came up to oncouraga tue good work. Mr.
Isaao Whoeler pte8lded....On Wedneaday ot
last woek Edwln Kellogg'a llttlo son, while
piaymg croquet witn otuer boya, came very
near loslng hla eye. Tho handle camo oft of
the mallet and struck htm over hla eve. . . .Can
taln L. M. Hutchlnson and A. J. Stono were
electod delegatea to attond tue stato conven
tlon at Burlington: alternates. J. R. Wllson
i ana oatnuei I'ratt.
TltR band travo a finecnnrnrl nn tbn mmmiin
laat Frlday evenlng.
NlNE were conflrmed nt tho F.nlanonal rhiirnh
Monday evenlng by Blshop Blssell.
A HTltAWBKnitr festival was held at TTnwn'a
hall Frlday ovonlng by the ladlea of the Epla
A N1GHT-BLOOMINO OKnHBS beloncrlntr tn
Mrs. 0. D, Edgerton had ono bloesom Sunday
evening and two Monday.
Rev. J. F. Buodie. ttastor of the Cnntrrnira.
tlonal church at Woodstock, preaehed Sunday
In exchange with Rev. W. S. Hazen.
The Bethel nlne camn nn TnpsdAtr mnrnlncf
and played bIx lnnlnga wlth a plcked nlne of
tnia lown. ineiietneia scored lour rnnaand
thelr opponenta twenty-elght.
The baccalaureate sermon hefnm thn
attngclaaaof Lowla College was preaehed at
the Unlversallst church Sunday afternoon by
Rev. Wnlter Dole of tho class of 1870. It was
a very good dlscourse and waa llstened to by a
J. II. IlA7.EI.TON took hls little flrl tn Tlnr.
llngton last Wednesday and had her arm ex
amlned by the lecturer on eurgery, Dr. Little
ofNew York. Ho pronounced lt a fracturo
and thought sho would in tlme rcgatn perfect
uso oi ner arm.
RoaE Sunday was observod at the Unlver-
eallat church Sundoy. The chnrch waa beau
tlfully decorated wlth cut flowera and pot
planta. Seven young people unlted wlth tho
chnrch nnd two chlldren were baptlzed. Tho
pastor made aome remarka to the chlldren and
a concert exerclse was glven by tho Sunday-
The Adventlata erected thelr tent laat nrnnk
in the rallroad yard near the foot bridge nnd
beean Thursday evonlnc to hold meetlnpa. A
cowardly hoodlum threw a brlck through tho'
iup ui iueir tent saiuraay nigni, but lortn
nately noone was injured. We understand
that n pollcoman has been detailed to prevent
a rcpetitlon of anythlng of the klnd,
Wednesday Jamea P. Johnston and I.nelns
C. Webster were arralzned before Jnstlca Jndd
charged with keeplng nulsances. They pleaded
gullty, were flned $27 50 each and pald up.
Thelr saloona were ordered to be closed and
not opened unleas uonds of $300 for each were
furnlshed that no more llquor would be sold ln
them. They probably will not be reopened.
The justlce in pronounclng sentence admon
ished them that they now had a " rocord " and
could not enter a " green race " agaln.
Scnooi. meetlng in the villaee last Tueadav
evenlng resulted aa followa; mod orator. J. II.
Orcutt; clerk, Edward Ingalla; treasurer, J. C.
u. inayer; conector, t. a. 1'reston; audltors,
A. E. Denny, J. II. Wlnch, II. R. Brown; dl
rectors for three yeara, Dr. W. B. Mayo, H. L.
Kenyon. Voted a tax of fifty-fivo centa on the
dollar wlth four per cent dlscount to tax
payera for all payments by October 1st and
two per cent to the collector for all taxes pald
ln by October 1st and four per cent after that
date. Tbe audltor's report Bhows that the
debt haa been reduced about $500, leavlng a
Daiance oi aoout to,wv. ine amount oi tul
tlon recelved the past year la $413, the largest
slnce the school began.
Dit. NicnoLs returned from Chlcago vta Bos
ton last Thursday. ...'Squire Plnmley waa in
Hancock last Thursday and dellvered a tem-
fieranco speech at North Pomfret Frlday even
ng Mr and Mra. C. A. Edgerton went to
waittiieid saturday ior a viait oiaiewdays.
. ...Mlss Ella Dutton waa at home over Sun
day S. E. Carpenter waa in town Monday
deliveriog tbe lirst volume oi iilalne s hlstory.
....Rev. F. M. Mlller ot Bernardston, Masa.,
haa been in town the past week. Hia wlfe and
chlldren are spendlng the summer at Mr. R.
II. MlUer'a. . . . Profesaor C. W. Emerson anlved
in town Monday.
Waitsfield. J. II. Hastingsisat Montpelier,
trylng to ao fix the court house that the law
yers may be able to get thelr Ideaa clearly
before the court. . . . Erastus Camp of Orange Ia
in town on a visit to hla son, Dr. C. F. Camp.
... .Allen Mehuron'a German laborer recelved
a very palnful sprain on Thursday, caused by
catchlDghls wrlst under a large stone H.
Fullerton ot Montpelier is in town, vlsltlng hls
father. . . .The operetta, "Grandpa s Birthday,"
aa announced last week, waa glven last Thurs
day evenlng. The chlldren were well tralned,
and performed thelr parta both ln singlng and
tableaux, ln a manner that would have been
credltable to those ot more experlenco, while
the genlal C. II. Newcomb, as " Grandpa,"
seemed entlrely at home. The cholr of tho
Congregational church assisted the chlldren
with solos, dueta, trios and quartettea, as waa
nrranged ln the operetta, In their usual happy
manner. Two " little folka " dressed ln " ye
olden style" sang " Reuben and Rachel " with
aa much composure aa if they were veterana in
tho buslneea. In fact, the evening waa an en
tlre success every way, and we congratulate the
ladlea onanetgainot 821.15 for their treas-
ury George Wheeler was brought before
Justlce C. E. Jones last Thursday, and plead
gullty to the cliargo of steallng a horse-blanket,
whlp and halter from Henry Cblpman. He
was flned $5 and costa, amountlng to S10.17,
returned the stolen property and went on hla
way rejoicing, ln tbe hope that George Tatro,
who waa wlth hlm ln the transactlon, would
pay the blll, as be shouldered tbe shame
Some of our citlzens are findlng fault with the
ofllcera because a prominent man waa not ar
rested for drunkenness last week.... Mr. and
Mrs. C. A. Edgerton ot Northfield are vlsltlng
trlends ln town The now croquet ground
and L. R. Joslin's horses are tho objects of In
terest these days.
Cabot. Clilldren's day waa observed last
Sunday at the Methodlst church, havlng been
poatponed one week beyond the usual tlme ot
observance. The decorntions were even pret
tier than In yeara before, and the happy facea
of the chlldren must havo rewarded the com
mlltee for the care and palns bestowed upon
them. Rev. A. B. Enright gave the chlldren
an entertalnlng and protltable talk in the morn
lng, and In the afternoon both congregationa
jolned ln llstenlng to the chtldron'a exerclsea
whlch were unusually Interestlng The
atternoon servlcos are to be omltted In both
churches untll September 1st Hon. J. M.
Flsher has been confined to hls room for the
past week, wlth sore throat and fever.
Washington. Tho Unlversallst soclety ex
pect thelr pastor the last Sunday ln June. . . .
The ladlea mlte soclety meeta wlth Mra. Wll
llam Wilson on Wednesday. .. .Mra. Moody
nnd Mra. McAlliater are stlll very 111.... Mra.
T. F. S. Thurber haa returned from Burling
ton, whero she has been stopping a few daya to
have an operatlon performed on her eyea. . . .
Dr. Newcomb la maklng Improvements In hla
stable. .. .Mr. Warren Pepper ia ill at the resl
denco ot E. F. Brown.... Mra. A, C. IMy and
Mra. Waylaud White epent Sunday at Barre.
South Fayston. Somo trouble between doga
and sheep is arlslng, whlch provea fatal to the
slioop. . . Last week, wbile R. J, Patterson waa
exerclslng one ot hls colts, lt broke through a
slulce, throwlng Mr. Patterson somo dlstance
over tho horse's head. Landlng upon hia feet,
he quickly returned to hls pony. Fortunately
neltber waa hurt The brook roads are In
an unsafe conditlon. and havo beon allowed to
remaln so for somo tlme. If the selectmen cau
not get a hlghwny aurveyor, tbey ought to eoo
to lt some themselves.
Groton. ltev, Mr. Worlhlngton, who haa
boen Bllllctod seToral weeka wlth dlseased
gums, cauBing them to bleed very badly, waa
taken last Sunday mornlng wlth neuralgla
around the hoart, and explred Sunday nlght.
The Baptlst church Beema to be severely af
lllcted hero, thla belng the thlrd pastor of thelr
church who baa dled wlthln a few yeara. ,. .
Frost was seen ln some parta ot the town last
Saturday and Sunday morntngs, but In moat
parta not severe enough to do much damago.
Thk dlsrovery ot Athlophoroa as a apeclfio
for rheumatlsm and neuralgla was not an accl
dcnt, but tho result ot enqulry lnto bla own
caso, by a gentleman ot wealth, lelsnro and
sclentlflo occompllahment, who had been long
u vlctlm of rheumatlsm. Hls own curo proved
hls tbeotlos ns to the nature ot the dlsease, and
thomerltaot Athlophoroa asaspeclflo for lt,
Then hls frlends trled lt, and their frlenda.
And so the clrclo wldened, tlll now Athlo
phoroa la recognlzed ln every atate aa the eurest
reraedy for rheumatlsm and neuralgla tbat baa
ever been discovered.