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MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT, JANUARY 8, 188C.
THE REGISTER CO.,
Minii,i:itritv, - - vKimo.vr.
I'ntmd nt the Miiltlhlmry 1'ontoffiee aa Secontt
E. H. THORP, Eclitor and Managor.
t i: i: m s .-
Onc Yoar $1.50
Slx Months .75
Four Months, ...... .no
Threc Months .40
Advoitlsing Itntes on uppllcutloii.
flSPAfter thls duto papors wlll not be dls.
coiitlnued ut cho explratlon oftlio tlinc pald
for, unloss notloe ls glven nt the tlmo ofsub
scrlptlon or beforo tlio .subcriptlon uAplrcs.
I'nless such notlco is glven thc puper wlll bo
contlmieil to rosponslblo pcrsons tlll thcy re
qiicst lts dlscontlnunuco nnd pay up nll ur
rcnrnges. Thls scenis tlic best plun, and wlll
bo ndhered to ln the condiict of thls pupcr
Jon 1'ittNTiNU ofevcry variety ut tho lowcst
prices coiisWtcnt wlth good work und qualtty
FMDAY, .TAANUAKY 8, 18SG.
Gov. Hili. of New York is enjoying a
boom for the presidoney. I'rcmature
niove of thls sort are ttsefttl Im destroy
ing thu ehances of poor caudidateis.
The village of llutland prcscnts a fluc
spectaele to goda and inen. Its tnisttes
spent all tho moiiey providcd, and, be
cause the vlllnge wouldn't givo theni an
other pile, thoy diseontinued tliu pollco
and strcet lightlng. rresident ISottum
vctoed tho resolution whieh thoy passed
to this all'ect, but thcy ovcr-ruled his
action. Tho plncc is too blgand its inter
csts too large to be cntrusted to thc loosc
form of governnient it now has. If the
inaln vlllage were ineorporated into a
city, with a earcfully-drawn eharter, its
troubles would be at an end.
That the "liberal" views of Col. Ingcr
soll are lield witli a viow to peouniary
snccess is getting to be the opinion evon
of his liberal brethren. As president of
the National Liberal league he deliverud
a lccturc ln a westorn clty rccently ut. a
nieeting of tho loagne and poeketed the
proeeeds, wliich nioves tho Secular Ajc to
Ifthu interesMUilcli Mr. Ingersoll feels ln
thoobjects of thu Amerlcnn woiilur nnlnn 1h
not strong ciiough to Indiieo hlm to dellvcr
ono lcctiire fiee of churge, anil thut ut tho rog
ulur conventlon of tliu socloty of whlch ho Is
thu huud, the sooner ho ntops down und out
thu better for libcrnllsm.
THE BU8INE88 OUTLOOK.
At tlu season of tho yoar it i easier,
perhaps, tbati at any othor to sco what
the fnture has in storo for tho lmslnoss
maii and for all. Thc holiday trade i
just over, and that shows a good deal
how tho iieojilo fcel. If thoy are po-ies-sed
of a fair ainonnt of funds and witb
tlie idoa that thoy ean get another dollar
to n'place onc spent, trade is likcly to be
brisk. Thc wav tho uconlc "ciiorallv
look at it has julta as ninoh to do witb
uepression orlts toverso a has anything
eli-o. If thoy frol poor, biiflnoss will
lanruiih desnite nolitioal eeonoinlsts'
thcories that iinder tho exiting condi-
tion of tbings it oii''bt to revivo. Tlio
Jlostun Ctnnuiercial llulhtin, a very eon
scrvatlve joumal, thus sonso the situa
tion: AJhappy new your to our reiulcrHl Kot ln
thu hiifknuyt'd bcnso do wn irlvn tliU ,rr,.,.ili...
mcrcly bccaiisu tliu old ycar has ijone, but
n 1111 uiu iiuaruiii'ss anil good cliuur whleli im
illes ubcllof ln bettur thlngs uhead. Iflt
wkyo .luly 1, iiiHtrud of Jan. 1, wu should teul
impulled to xnuuk eonfliliiitlv nriiw. f,,t,,.. .,
thls tlmp. Thu hidluutlons uru nuch as may
very proicrly lnsplro conllilfiice. It would
bo imposslblu thut jnoru piosperous duya
uouiu uui ioiiow xnu iour yeurs ordcprvsslon
nnd rutrenchiiiunt unluss nnforeseen caluml.
tlcs wcro ut hund.
Foilr VC'UrM of Ubiuiht litilntirnntiil tl.,
tlon in busincss clrclus Is a loin? tlmo. Vot
uiui im uocu uiu oxpurlenco from .July.1881, to
July, 18i, as nuarly as datus can measuro It.
Theru is no doubt that tliu tldo has ebbud und
turnod in thu nast slx to i.liri.t i,,,,n,u wn.
thu utnlnenco of Juimarj- 1, 18Ni, wo may look
uuuk louuiy i, ins.), nnd challengo tho most
lccided pcsdinlst to show that tho moveuicnt
lias uot bceii upwurd ull nloiiB thu lino.
Tho uxistlnfe'condltion oftlio wool nnd iron
murket uttests tho truth of thls stutoiiii'iit und
evcntholoalhcriiiarkut has withln thu past
inonth ylulded to thu forco of thu currunt.
Tho eotton niarkot still lianss back but tho
inannactiirurs nro hopeful. As for tho stock
mnrkct, wliich owIiik to its t-lasticlty movos
moro qulckly und frecJy than tho puroly com
incrcial inarkcts, n stron); and docldcd nU
vanco lias bcon dcvolopoil In tho jmst slx
Jiionths, nnd aftor sovoral tluctuntlng wnvcs
thcre still romalns a very maturlal advnncc,
wlth no signs ofhannful roactlou.
If thls Boncral improvcmunt had Just sot in
thcro mlBht bu good ruasons for doiibtlnK tho
luturo. Ilnt hucU ls not thu cuso. Tho oourso
of tho limrketH has bcon tcnillng upwnnl for
utlcustslx inoiiths, and It lias ooino about as
naturally asposslblo. Ovcitradlng andover
Jiroiluetlon lias bccn followud by fonr years
of dcpresslon and curtalled prodiictioii. Wlth
tho bottom ubiiIii rcachfd It Is iiurpaxoiinblo
to bcliovo that thu liiiprovciucnt ls not good
for a mucli longur iiciiod thau tho slx inoiiths
wo havo alrcady uxperieneod.
Thu yoar 1881 was ono of tho inost nnsatls-factoi-j'
in thc iiiciuor' of tho busincss inen of
this gencratlou. llvory ono wus glud whcn lts
months had nin tholr coiir.se. "A lnuclibettcr
ycnr," Is thc vordlct for 1885. Thcre lmve becn
no Broat fallurcs. Collcetlons in nll branclics
of btislnnss liavo becn nmisually Koodbccuiiso
thu pcoplu liavo becn buyliig only what thcy
could pay for. Thu liollday trado ls cxci'llent
an nnerrlng slgn. Iiibor is moru fully ein
ploycd than a yoar ngo. Tho industrlal trou
bles of today do notcome froni ldle workmcn
but from tlio cffoits of thu cmploycil to in
crcasu tholr wagcs.
It ls jiossiblc for Congrcss to swcll thu tldo
oflncrcuscd prospcrlty very liiatcrlally by
thc pussugo of Hcvcrul Importaut iiii'asurcs,
notably that suspendlng sllvcr coliiugc, but
tho grosM'st ncglect of that body caiinot ttirn
tho tldu for no ono Is eoiintlng upon nll- ald
from thls soiiicc. If any comes It wlll bu wo
liiueh clctir gain.
Thu faet is, thc fcvcr of ovcrprodiictloii has
iccn followed by a long convnlcscncu of cur-
tallnicnt and wlth thc rctmn nnd innlntnln
cncc of uiiiloubtcd signs of hcaltli thcro ls
good rcasoii for cxpeetlng Incrcascd growth
and prospority. llcncc do wo say, "A happy
Now 1 cur.
WHAT WAS SAII) AN1) I)ONK AT THK
ANNt AL MHETINn.
There was a good represontation of the
votors of thc village prosent at the aunn
al nieeting, wliich was beld at thc town
hall on Vednosday afteruoon. The olll
eors chosen were : Moderator, L. D. Ul
drcdgo; clerk, II. T. Sheldon; treasurer,
C. E. l'innoy; collcctor, M. A. Jlunroc;
audltors, U.S. IJockwith, G. E.Marshall; '
water commissionor, Justus Cobb ; trus-
tees, .Tames M. Slade, A. A. Fletcher, Lu
thor Farnswortb, Thad M. Chapnian,
A. J. Marshall, I,. I). Eldredge and J. 11.
Tho nieeting wa called to order at 1 :30
oVIock by the clerk, Ilonry Ii. Sheldon,
who read tho warnlng. Ti. I). Eldredge
was chosen moderator and Mr. Sheldon
re-eleeted clerk. Janies M. Slade, chair
inan of thc board, read thc report of tho
trustees, as follows :
The trustees of tho villago of Middlebury
hcrowlth subinlt tholr rcport for tho yoar cnd
Ing January 0, A. I). 1880. Tho ordcrs druwn
tho past ycnr oxcccd thoso of thc provlous
year Inninount 41330.75. Included thuroin nro
,I..J. K. ltandall f 100.00
lussu Stcarns 10.00
Thcsu wcro to pay tho expcnscs of tho water
survoy mado ln WU. An order for J350.00 was
drawn for flremen's uiilforins as per votu of
tho vlllage nt a special nieeting hcld Angnst 1,
18S5. An order was drawn in favor of Gco.
Ayres for $30 forpollcc serviccs in 1883 nnd
ism. An order wns drawn ln favor of Orrln
Abbey for stonu furnlshud ln 1SM, in umount
$B. In addltion to the above, und uftur tho
mnttcr had bccn callcd to thu attcntlon of thu
tux-paycrs at tho speciul nieeting of August
lst last, it was decnicd bcstto eonstniet a sub
stuntlal stonu culvcrt on thu corncr near tho
rcsldcnco of Dea. Cranc to carry otr thc
water wliich llowcd in largu rpiantltlcs from
thu hill roail to thu gravcl plt, and from Mr.
Miinioe's ri'sidenco east. This corner has for
iiinny ycars becn n bad placc, as tho sand
was washcd down by cvcry raln-fall, and tho
winall slulccs so chokcd as to throw thu water
acfos tlic road. Thcro Is now an cxeellcnt
and umplii oseape inovlced for thc. water and
it may well bu dccincd a perniaiiciit und us.o
ful tmpi'ovcment. Thc total cost of tho sainc,
liicludlng gravclllng nnd gradlngthc road iu
thc immcdlatu locnlity wns, ubont ilW.
The mattcrof pmpor suwcrago ls ono that
is dcmandlng and reeelvlug tho lntelllgciit
coiisidcrution of all thiiiking mcn, Xo moro
Importiuit subjcet ean cngage tlio attcntion ot
any poixm who llvcs ln a villugc of any sizc.
Tho hcaltli and llves o us all nro grcatly cn
dangcred by tlic malarla of standlng Magnant
watcrs. Our bcautlful vlllage, mi admlrably
loeatcd for perfect drainagc, wlll nevcr bu
freu from fevcrs nnd slekuess thut itriscs from
malarlal gases, until a perfect systcm ol'ilialu
ugc lseoiii-truetcd. Diii ingtho past year qulto
a nnmbcr of our cntcriirislng eitlzens, uwuio
of thls faet, und being eonvenently located to
draln tliclr prcmlscs to tho rlver, havo dono
so. Thls is coiuincndiiblc. As Mr. Iariultl.
dcr and Mr. G. S. Waln wrlglit had dug a treneh
for tholr drain to the rlvcr.lt was thonght that
If pcnnUslon eouhl bo olitalncd of tlicni it
would bo a good tlmu to lay n plpo from thu
stcum piimp near O'Connor's bakcry to tho
reservoironthuhlll nearthu Addison House,
thereby atrordlng tho vlllagu u supply of water
in tnat roservolr atalltimcs. Thelr consent
wus obtalncd und a plpo lald ln thelr dltcu
without expenso totho villago of dlgglng, to a
polnt near wherc tho now waterlng trougli now
stands; from that polnt to tho reservolr u
tronch wns dug ut the cxpenso of tho vlllage,
A rcturn plpo was lald to tho new watorlni!
trougli, whleli was bullt about mldway of tho
hill, whlch ls convcnlent nnd useful. Thoso
nro lmprovcinents that liavo ofton bcon sug-
gestedbut novcr aeted npon until tho past
year. Vour board are contldent that tho work
dono by theni wlll meebwith tho npprovul of
llio tax-paycrs. Tlio total cost wus nbout 305.
In tho full tho solectmcn, togetlier wlth tho
trustees, lald out a hlghwuy from tlio foot of
tho street east of tho frolght depot to I'uper
mlll or Soymour strcet. Thls was dono upon
tho petltion of numeroiis tax-pnycrs. Tlio
townbcarsthuoxpensoof tho land dainagcs
nnd tho villago grnvclled tlio siimo nnd con.
strncteil crosslngs ucross tho rallroad trucks.
Tho total cost to tho vllhigo for tho work was
11U.87. Dcdiicting thcsu Itoms, whleli may
projierly bo callcd cxtraordnnry oxponscs,
and tho oxeess of orders drawu the past yoar
oxcecd thoso of thu year provlous by tho sum
Ilirliu-ayi, Thoiinusual umount of ralu-fall
tho past season has neecssltnted tho oxpondl-
turo ln tlils departmcnt of moro mouoy tlmu
usunl. Tho dltchus nnd crosslngs wcro fro
quently clcnuod out nnd otr, nnI tho gravol
nnd work dono on tho roads loss ciidiirlng.
Still thcro has bccn dono substnntinl und
necessary work tho past year. Tho followlng
Mrects havo bcen thorotighly rcpalrcd nnd ro
gruvclled: Woybrldgu strcet, cntlru; South
strcet, cutlro; eross slrjct from Court to
ricasant, cntlru; I'apormlll strcet, lnpartj
tho strcet lcadtng past Ilonry S. Footu's rcsl
dcnco; tho road from tho dry lirldgo to thu
foot of tho hill near tho Cathollo parsouago;
thu new roail lalil out to Seyiiiour strcet be-
foro mciitloiicd ulso thu new road to thc Cath
1 ollo eenicteiy; and mauy othor placeswhoi
short plcccs ot road inost needeil lt. Our
succssors wlll rccclvo tlio hlghways ln good
order and unless licavj- ralns or somo unforu.
Hccn causes occiir, tho uxpenscH ln thls do
partment tho cnsitlng year need not bo grcat.
SMrimUn. Our villago Is and nlways lias
bcon In tho maln poorly suppllcd wlth good
sldo-walks. Kecognlzlng thls faet.your board
enrly dctcrmliicd to set npart livo lmndred
dollurs of tho hlghwuy inoney to bu e.x
peiulcd for thl.s purposo. Tho fonncr board
had corrcpondcd' wlth II. F. Smltli of
llrattlcboro, nnd nt ono tlmu In 1881 ho
had bccn licro and in.spcetod nffulrs ro
latlng tlicrcto. ln Juno last ho eamo on and
lald thc concrcto walk wllh whleli you uro
nll famlllar. Tho trustees inado a propo-
sltlon to propcrty-ownei's that thc villago
asMiiuo onc-hair of tho expcnscs of laylng
walk opposltu inlvato propcrty. As thc ro-
Miltoftlils proposltlon thu vlllngopxpciKlc.il
50l as its sharc, Ineludlng 24 for work dono
tin the walk Iu front of 1'. Itattcll's rcsldcnee.
Mr. liattcll not belng ln favor of tho concrcto
walk has ut his own cxpenso lalil u liandsomo
stono walk In front and east of his rcsldcnee.
Tolnl amount paldMr. II. V. Smltli $!i.V) 00
liceeivcu iroiu puvaiu panics 4i!i oo
1'ald byvlllagu $501 00
Tho cost per simaro yard nvcrngcd 78 ccnts
uud a fractlon.
If thls walk wlll wlthstand tlio Hovere frosts
of our ordlnnry wlnters (as tho eoiitraetor
gunrantecd),arlght htep has becn takcn.whlch
wc hopo may bo followed by our respeetlvo
successors.untll at least ln that part of our vil
lago inost travclled good walks wlll be con
structed. In nddltiou to thls walk, the walk down
Court street has been oxtended to tho resl
denco of M'. II. Allcn and otliers boyond, and
n substantial brldgu bullt across tho run.
Crosslngs and othor pleccs of walk havo
been constructed tlio past year, all of whlch
wero neces.snry und add mucli to tlio comfort
of foot travcllers.
Tho rnlling nnd walk near tho flro onglno
liouso and a short pleco of plank walk ln front
of Sholdon's bloek has thls year been bullt.
o would rccommcnd that our sucecssors
construct tho comlng year a walk cnst of the
rcsldcnco of I.uthcr Farnsworth.toaccommo
lato the fanillles who llvu beyond.
fire Department Your board report thls de
partmcnt ln oxcollcntcondltlon. The twoflre
onglnes and stciim punip aro in iierfeet order.
Tho company has full ranks, ls iinder good
ill.seiplinu and well uiilformcd.
A jiortlon oftlio inoney votcd for new uni-
forins not boing expendeil for that purposo,
the balanco wus approprlated in llxlng a com-
binntion box-seat, ln whlch ovcry unlform is
kcpt ncatly nnd convcnlent to gct without
conluslon in euso ot an emergeney or otlicr-
wiso. Thoso seats nro numbercd corrcspond
Ing to tho numbcr of oach membcr ln the com
liany, so that no membcr gcts the unlform of
bls co'mpanlon. Tho cngino room was also re-
palntcd to qulto nn oxtent wlth tho surplus of
this uppropriution. Tho Inspcctlon last fall
was n new teature ln tho history of thc com
pany, and wo hopo tho samo will bo kept up,
ns it wlll tond to crcate an entliuslasin in tho
coinpuny andnld matorially Injnaklng the
same, lf posslble, moro etllclent.
Thu foruman reports umlor datu of l)ec. 17
on hand :
Total ',-50 '
all scrviccablc. Thorc Is also on hand over
50 fcct of oxtcuslou ladder.
Thc purchaso ot lOOfeet moro ot extcnslon
lailder mado in scctlons of elght fect, and
threu hooks and jioles, to bu used lu iulllng
down bulldlugs inciisu occii-lon require.s, also
800 fcct of jaeket hoso, to be used ln connec-
tlon wlth the threo pumps, ls recommcnilcd
by tho forcinaii. Thcro has been purchased
for thls department thu past ycnr 21 fcct sue
tlon ho-o unil couplings at a cost of 78.30.
Thc expcnscs thu past year Iu this dopart
mcnt havu decreased $01.29 us eoniparcd wlth
the your A. 1). 1V, nnd if we reckon the 350
pald for unlforms, ctc, tho dcercasc lias becn
J'alice unil l.lghllng. Thu expcndlture In thls
dciiartiiicnt has Incrcascd over tho year pre
vlous $250.05, or really $220.W, alter deducting
the aiiiount puid Gco. Aycrs for pollco serviccs
ln is.s'1 and 1S8I.
Also of the execs.s, $50.50 was cxpended for
new Stevens doiiblo.biirner laniis, und Mr.
Ulcklnsou was votcd tut cxtra ullowauoo ot
twcnty-flvo ccnts per nlglit for llglillng ftnd
curo of same.
Jlr. Dlcklnson has recelved for lightlng and
pollco iluty tho past ycnr $377.45.
Slx new strcet lamps havo been put ln tho
past year, and tho cost of samo and cxtra oll
und chimneys has causod thl.s Incrcase. In
udilltionto aniount'pald Mr. Dickinson thero
has bcen pald for pollco sorvlees $28.35.
For tho detuils of nll expendlturcs you nro
rcspvctfully roferrotl to tho rcport oftlio nudl
tors, nnd for tho stnto of the tlnunccs to the
report of tho trcusuror.
Your bonrd can tnitlifully stnto that all bllls
ugalnst tlio villago havo bccn pald by ordcrs
drawn. No bllls wlll pass to our sucecssors
Flvo hundrcd coplos of tho corporato act
nnd lts amoiidtnonts nnd tho oxlstlng by.lnws
of tho vlllugo havo becn printcd tho past yoar
und aro hcro for dlstrlbution,
With n splrlt of wllllngnoss for forglvcness
on nccount of our numerous shorteoinlngs tho
past year, and wlth earnest wlshes for tho
prosiierlty of tho villago tho onsulug yoar, wo
hcrowlth subinlt, rcspectfully, our report.
Tho trustees of Middlebury vlllage, by
Jamks M. S1.AD1:, Chairmau.
Middlebury, Vt., Jan. C, 18N1.
3Ir. Slade suggested that thls was the
proper tiino to usk (luestions about the
dohiga of tho trustees, if any ono wishod
for other infurmatlon than was coiitalnod
in tho reports as presented.
A. 1'. Tupper sald that he notlced scvc
ral thlngs that wero not qulto clear.
Hore was a bill of 100 pald Mr. ltandall
of Rutland for gtirvcylng water-works.
How ls lt about that?
Mr. Eldredge sald that at the requost
of tho trustees ho went to Rutland and
saw Mr. ltandall, who had rendcred his
bill and throatonod to bring sult against
tho villago If lt wero not pald. Ho llually
conscntod to settle for 100; and tho
trustees decidcd that the hetter way was
to pay that ainonnt rather than to havo
Mr. Tupper had supiioscd that tho wat
er uuestiou was suuiiuarlly dlsjiosed of
at tho tinic when the vlllage had tlic nat
ter tindcr consideration, and, as nothlng
was sald about thls survoy at tho last an-
nttal incotlng, ho had tho linpresslon tlint
lt was a prlvato cntcrprlsc. It was a
gross abuso of authorlty for the trustees
to go 011 and expend so inuch inoney
without flrst getting the consent of tho
villago; and espcoially was thls tlic case
iu viuw of the action takon.
Mr. Slade explalned, furthor, that this
bill was ono incurrod by thu board that
went out of olllee a yoar ago.
Mr. '1 itppcr went 011 to say that there
had beon a good doal cxpended 011 hlgh
ways. lio dottbtcd very inuch whcther
it was wiso to lay out inoney ln this di
rootion whcn the roads, so far as ho was
ihlc to porcelvo, were in fair condition ;
ind it was alo a iiuestion whether tho
sort of oarth that had beon drawn was of
any usc any way. Tho special workdonc,
such as tho shiicc near Mr. Crane's, was
well enougli, but tho gonoral cxiiondi
tures were cxcessive. A year ago tho
vlllage was substantially out of debt;
now the rejiort shows that it is over
Mr. Slado again went over thc Itcins of
cxtraordinary expensos, saying that ho
supiioscd that ho niade thc causos of tho
delieleucy clear Iu his rcport. Xot nearly
as inuch had been Iaid out 011 tlio hijrh-
ways as 011 provlous years, lmt tnoro
went Into sidewalks. These mattors had
beon ln tho hands of Mr.iFletcher, who
pays a largo tax and is a maii of good
judgmont. In his opinion tho outlay 011
strcots and roads was, in the maln, wisc.
Mr. Tupper saw still inorc to crlticise.
Eithor the oll for the street lamps had
cost a good price or the aiiiount burned
was cnornious. 11c wanted to know
whcther it had bcon bought at wholosalo
Mr. IJird (who had furnislied it) said
that ho had sold it at as low a price as he
could all'ord, thoitgh not at tho wholosalo
ratc. Messrs. Tupper and IJird tlion dis
cussed the price of oil. Mr. IJird, lu 1111
swer to an iiiquiry, said that tho now
double-burner lamps consumed threo
thnos the ainonnt of oil that tho old pat
Messrs. C. M. Wilds and Trustee Uene
diet mado brief jspeeclies 011 the subject
of tho park.
Tho reports of the auditors and the
treasurer had becn printcd, and it was
not thought necossary to read thom. Tho
reiirt of tho auditors shows that dtiring
tlio yoar orders were drawn by the trus
tees amounting to o,OI3.:M. Of this
sum, tho oxpendituro.s 011 account of tho
11 re department wero 7111 ; poliee and
strcet ligliting, 8S1S, and roads and Walks,
'J,87!. Tho orders outstauding amouut
to :i,ll):i.2;i. The assets of the village
Cash lu treasuiy
ISulancu tax 011 llst of VI...
Ilalanco tax 011 llst of '85....
. $3 71
. 150 00
1,4(W 22 1,021 !0
Thc c-thnato for 1SS0 is:
Clerk and trcusuror....,
l'ollcu and lightlng....
,. $20 00
.. 20 0(1
.. 50 00
.. li 00
.. 700 00
.. Mlll 0(1
.. 35 041
.. 150 00
.. 210 00 2,000 00
Amouut tobe providcd for $3,571 30
The reports of tho auditors, tho treas
urer and the trustees were acccpted and
adoptcd ; and tho treasurer, collcctor, aud
itors and water commissioner of last year
Wero ro-eloeled, a abovo stated.
The ncxt busincss was the cbolce of a
board of trustees, and it proved to be a
lengthy job. Messrs Slado and Fletcher
went iu by acclaination.
For tliird trustee there wero fonr can
didates W. II. Allen, II. AN'. Itrewster,
A. .1. Marshall aud I.uther Farnsworth.
Thls was tlio result of the ballot :
Wholo numbcr of votes....
Xcccs.snry to a cholee
W. II, Allen had
II. W. llrowster
A. J. .Marshall
Thorc being 110 cholee, a second ballot
was had. The vote stood :
Wholo number of votes.
Neeessury to n cholee..
W. II. Allen had
II. W. llrowster
A. J. Marshall..
and Mr. Farnsworth was elected.
Forfourth trustee thero worc two can-
dldates Iu tho Hcld, so that a ballot was
takon whlch showed :
Whole mimbcr of votes 118
Necessary to a cholee 75
Thad 11. Clmpmnu hnd 80
W. II. Sheldon 40
and Mr. Chapinan was chosen.
Then canic another tough struggle over
the llfth lueniber of tho board. The bal
lot resulted :
Wholo numbcr ot votes ..... 170
Neeessury to a cholcu su
II. W. llrowster hud 47
.1. II. Iloncdlct 31
A.J. Marshall 78
W. II. Allcn 4
Mr. Marshall camc out nhead on tho
noxt trial, whcn the vote stood :
Wholo numbcr of votes....
Necessary to a cholcu.. ....
A.J. Marshall had
II. W. llrowster
.1. II. Ileucdlct...,
W. II. Allcn
In tho eleetlon of tlio sisth iucmber
' thcro wa also somethlng of 11 coutest.
Tho llrst ballot was:
Wholo numbcr of votes 152
Xecessnry to 11 cholcu 77
I.. I). Kldrcdgo bad (N
l'ctcr Chatiipagnc 57
Allau Calhoun 20
Xothiug having bcen acconipllghed by
this voting, another ballot was takon,
wliich resulted :
Whole numbcr of votes i:,s
Necessary to u cholcu o
I.. 1). Kldrcdgc had ,s3
I'eter Chanipagne 75
and Mr. Kldrcdgo was olocted.
For thu sevcntb and lat nieinber two
ballots wero required. Tlic llrst resulted:
Whole iiumbor of votes jsi
Neeessury to 11 cholee 70
I'luwiii itniur unil... 73
. 11. Ileneillct
Tho result of the second balloting was
auuouuccd as follows :
Wliolc nuinbcr of votes nsn
Necessary to a cholco 81
I). Itlder had 7
.1. 1!. Itenedict H2
lustus Cobb Introdticed this rcsolit-
licwlred, Thut the trustees for tlic comlng
year bo instmcted not to cmploy only pald
pollco cxccpt as special emergeney rcqulrcs.
Mr. Cobb sald he intioduecd this rcso-
lutlon because it soemed to hlm that tho
systcm that has been followed isn't equit-
ablo. Outsidors holp pay tlic poliee,
whilo the busincss mcn and those living
in the central jiart of the villago got all
the benellt of his serviccs. lle dldn't
think there was any need of a pollco iu
Mr. Tupper secondod thc resolution for
tho purposo of getting thc matter beforo
Mr. Wilds spoko strongly against the
abolishlng of thc poliee. Those who aro
in tlio greatest danger ought to have the
most protection, and that is what tho
prosent systcm glves ; and our socurlty is
largely attributable to it.
A gonoral dlseussion of the subject cn
sued, participated ln by Chlef of l'olicc
Thad. M. Chapnian, O. F. Comstock, J.
E. Staplcton, Mr. Cobb and Frank A.
Ilond. From tho statoments made it ap
peared that Mr. Dickinson, tho niglit po
liee, recelved only 14:1.50 for :iO,"i nights
servicc, the rest of tho amount pald hlm
being for ligliting tho street lamps, and
that the romainder of his salary is paid
by the lnerehants. At the closc of tho
rcinarks the resolution was tabled, 011
motion of J. E. Staplcton.
Mr. Wilds submitted, by requost, and
without expression of opinion as to its
cxpediency, this by-law :
lly-law 14 shull bo amonded by aildlng tho
followlng : It ls hcreby ordalncd by the villago
of Middlebury that tho trustees appolnt a
chlef cnglneer of thc 11 ro depurtment, who
shall havu authoi lty to purclmsu any and all
necessary upparatus fr extlngulsiilng llres
and whlch urc necessary iu that depurtniont
for that purposo, whlch may now bepurchascd
by sald trustees, and who shall perforin tho
diitlesapiiortalnlng to that olllco ln vlllage
eorporatlons. All purts of sald by-law 14 lu
con.slf.tcnt licrewith ls repcalcd.
Ilonry S. Footc moved that the by-law
bo laid upon thc tablc. A. S. Tiacy ad
vocated.the nioasurc, and Mr. Tupper op
poH'd it. It was llnally laid upon tho
On motion of 11. S. Iteekwitli, ainended
by Thad M. Chapinan, it was votcd that
asum sulllcient to cover thc cstimated
exiienscs for the comlng year, and thc
delicit altogetlier :i,571.ao ho raised
011 thc grand llst.
The Villaqe Police.
Ktlitnr llcgiMer : Tho dlseussion at our
village nieeting in regard to tho poliee
mattors of the villago brlngs out tho faet
that a very grcat mlsundcrstaiiding exj
isted with reforence to tho expenditures
in that department. Add to this the
gross iiiisrepiesentations indtilged lu by
a ccrtain class who would bo glad to
abolish tho pollco servlce, and I feel called
upon to make a statenient for tho con
sideration of those whom it may hitcrest.
I ahnost feel like criticising thc nar-row-ininded
and gingerly jiolloy ot some
of our ijooil inen, whoso tax for tho sup
port of tho pollco would be less than llfty
cents per year, and yet who havo spent
a fortnight's tlmo and woru out niore
than llfty cents iu sole leather shutlling
around wlth scnseloss and hnpotent howl
against police. I won't say anything
about theni howovcr, I feel so sorry for
theni. I am sorry really good mcn at
heart havo thought best to adopt such
uusound viows. Tho lightlng of the
streets and the pollco expenditures were
llgured togetlier. I dlssect the police ex
penditures, and trust lt will bo consoling
to the much-abused tax-payers who aro
called upon to pay thelr proportlon of
the euormous sum of 175.85 for support
of the pollco for tho year 1S85.
Wu pald C. N. Dickinson $108 50
Deduct from this amount curo ot und
lightlng thu lamps -203 00
I.cnving for 305 nights 011 duty us po.
llco uud wutclimun, tho sum of $143 50
Geo. Abboy, 18 nights 11 00
W. II, Cobb 17 85
Chus. l'lper, 1 nlglit, 3 days 1 50
Cushman aud l'otter 4 00
Tho Itein of .'10 to (leo. Ayers was for
42 niglits 011 duty in 1S8.'1 and 1S8I whllo
.Mr. Dickinson was disabled and can not
bo proporly reckoned lu tho cxiendlturo
of 1885. lt is a tcnible expensivc de
partment, Mr. Editor, yet lt ls cousollng
to know that a largo niaiorltv of our best
cltizcns aro dlsposeil to continue It.
'I rttly yours,
TlIAI). M. ClIAl'MAN.
Middlebury, Vt., .lan. 7, 188(1.
So tliln nnd wenk you scarccly speak,
t lcsh wnstlng pomul by jiound,
Does no onu tcll, to muke vou well
Tnke cr.i.iatv Comi-oiinh?
Tralns pass Middlebury statlon at the hours
glven bclow :
(Joi.no Noutii Ilxprcss, 3 an a. m.; local cx-
prcss, 7:.-,o a. 111.; 11111II, 3r25 p. 111.; oxiircss,
l:15 p. 111.
Goi.mi South Mull, 9:55 a. 111. ; passcnger.
1 :52 p. 111.; mtxed, 8:10 p. 111.; express.'j :5 p.iu.
M.MI.s Ct.osK North, 2:50 and 7:30 p. 111.:
South, 0. -20 u. 111., und 7 30 p. 111.
Sec Central Vt. tlmo-tablc, clscwhero.
ItKV. Al.VA K. CAIII-KXTKK, ItKCTOB.
Sumlay scr lce.s, 10 :45 a. m. ; 7 .00 p. m"
Sunday sehool, 12 :ls p. m"
1- rlday evcnlngscrvlcc In chapcl, 7 .00 p. m
Special serviccs 011 Holy days.
ItKV. S. I.KWIS 11. Sl'KAltK, l'ASTOK.
Simday serviccs, 10:45 u. m.; 7.00 p. m.
Sabbath sehool. l'j-miiii
Thursdav. ireneral nippthnr. 7-nnT,Ti,
Thursday, tcuchers' nieeting, 8 :00 p. m.
ItKV. A. I)KF. PALMKK, l'ASTOlt.
Simday Serviccs. I0:15ll.m 7ln.m.
snnilay sehool, 12:00 111.
11. .1. unapman, superlntcndent.
l'rayer-iiiectlng, Thursday, 7:00 p. m
ItKV. JoiI.V J. N'OK, l'ASTOlt.
i-reaeiiing ln wlntcr, 10 :45 a. m.
ltlllillipn fif vpmi- lfi-'tn. n.
Class-niceting, Vedncsday und' prnyer-mect-
uiuiwiiij, iit 1 .w p. 111. m wiuior uua.
1 30 i. in. in sumnicr.
Upstulrs in Allcn Illock.
Ollleo hours from 0 11. m. tlll 3 p. m.
Mnnufacturcr und dealcr ln all klnds or
AMEUICAN AND FOUEIGX MAItBLE,
GHAXITE WOHIC, ETC.
Wlth Old Middlebury Marblc Co.
Attcr Juno 1 may bo found at his olllee, flret
door upstairs, east of tho postolllcc,
KVKIIY WKD.VKMIAY AND SATL'ltDAY,
from 8 to 0. Corrcspondenco earefully uttoud
cd to whcn stump ls enclosod.
I E. MELLEN, D. D. S.,
Olllee hours, 8 to 12 n. 111., 1 to 5 p. 111. Offlca
ovc'r Frank A. Farnsworth's rtoro,
I.aughlng gas utlmintsterud.
FARM FOR SALE
Thc Sumncr furm, eltnatcd ono mile north of
this villago 011 tlio New Ilavon road, contalnlny
200 ncrcs. Has u good variety of soil for
MEADOW, PASTURE AND PLOWING.
I well watcred; bulldlncs In fair comllUon.
Wlll kcII all or one-lialf. Considcriiisr its near
ness to tlic villavo aud lts quality, thls larra U
chcap preperly and a good invi'siment for any
onc. bucn laud, so near nnv other plnco of tliU
slzo, could not bc boUElit for twice thc inoney.
U. I). TWITCHELL.
Middlebury, Vt., Oct 2I.18SS. 4i:tf
STATH OP VIIlt.UOXT.,
DUIrlrt of AdilUou,
In l'robato Court, hold In .Middlebury, wlth.
in nnd for sald district, 011 tho 2d day ot Jan
uary, A.I), 1880-
Joseph liattcll, guurdlnu unto Jcnnlo M.
Varney nnd Colla M. Vurney of Ripton, ln said
District. mlnors.inakcsappllcatiou in wrlting
to sald Court, statlng that tho sald mlnors nro
seized and posscsscd of ecrtaln rcnl estuto slt.
uated lu the Stnto of Mlchlgan meunlng nll
Lio real ostato bolonglng to his sald wards ln
sald State of Mlchlgan, nnd that It will be bcn.
cflclal to his sald wnrds to sell nll tholr lntcr.
est in tho abovo ilcserlbed real estate, and to
put tho proeceds thcreof at Intcrest, or to ln.
vcst tho samo ln stock or real estato, und
pruys sald court for lieenso tosell tho samo at
prlvato salo ln ucconlanco wlth tho statuto
Iu such caso inado and providcd.
Thercupon lt is ordercd that sald appllca.
tlon bo referreil to n sesslon of sald Court to
bo hcld at tho l'robato olllco in Middlebury, ln
sald District, on 'thu 25th of January, A. D.
1880, at 10 o'clock in tho foreuoon, tor tleclsion
thereon and lt ls furtlier ontored that notlco
bo glven to all pcrsons Intcrosted, by publtca.
tlon of suld uppllcatlon nnd thls ordor thcro.
on threo wceks succosslvoly in tho Mlddlo.
bur' lteglster. u ncwspapcr priuted nt Mld
dlebury. prevlousto saldtimo of hoarlng, that
thoyiuay npiicar nt sald tlmo and place nnd
show cuusc, lf nny thoy may liavo, wliy sald
liconso should uot bo giimtcd,
lly tho Court Attcst:
2 I.YMAN K. KNAl'I", Judgo.
COMJHSSIO.MIH'S XOT1CU. lUtate or
I.rpblH 1. Ilard.
Tho undcrslgncd, having been nppolnteil by
tlio H011. l'robato Conrtfortho District of Ad.
illsou, Coinmlsslnnoi-s, to rccelve, examlno
andudjnst ullclaimsnnd dcmands ofnll per.
ons against tho estuto ot I.ephln I'. Hnrd. lato
of Mtddloburv, ln sald District, dceeused, utut
nllclalmsoxhibtted in offsot tlicrcto, horeby
glvo notlco that wo wlll moet fortho puniosos
nforosald, at tho t'ounty Clerk's onico In Mld.
dlebury on tho 30th day of Jnnuary und 24th
day of Aiiril next, from 10 o'clock A. M. until
4 o clock 1'. M., cach ot sald days, nnd that slx
months froin the 17th day of Dccc nihor, .V. D.
18S5, ls tho tlmo llniltod by snld Court for snld
credltors 10 present tholr clalins to us for ox
ainlnatlou aud altnwanco.
v'l!1 l'sso1 M1,,,"t'b,lr' tUt Sil luyorJunuar'
a. a, fi,i:tciii:ii. 1