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MIDDLEBURY, VT., APR1L 20, 1883.
Do You Know That
II tHl'UI II
48 & 50 CHURCH STREET, .
Alwayn lias in liis itnmcnso slock n vory largc vnricty of
Fine, Medium and Coimuon
OF TJIENEWEST JVESIGNS AND LATESTSTYLES, SPIIING
JJEDS, MATT11ESSES, MIRRO.RS, BAP.Y OARIUAGES,
WINDOW SUADES, OURTAIN POLES AND
A speeialty is a Painted Chamber
Set at $18, handsomer and bettcr
tlian usually sold at $25.
Thc "Qucen City
tress," "Nelson's Bcst," warraiitcd, at
We have special ratcs for frcights,
and on all pureliascs amoiiiitiiig' to
$100 will dcliver
at nearest railroad
All goods warraiitcd asreprcscntcd.
Correspondcnce solicited, and
HENRY J. NELSON,
We arc tlie only
and Rctail Dry Goods Dealcrs in Ver
mont. Thc Sccrct of our Great Success
and large sales is thc fact that we
can and do give our Custonicrs the
bcnch't of fche
We have in purchasing' goods in large
(liiiuitities. Wlien we buy, as wv ol'tcn do, 1'roin iniiniil'ac.tuicrs or thoir
acntsONE or TWO II UNUKEJJ OASES and liALES at Ono
IT IS PLAIN TO BE SEEN
That we can scll goods at Lower
1 riccR tlian retail dealers who my
oa?- WH NOW HAVE TUH
DRY QOODS KVKR OFFKIiKD
Reliable Goods at Bottom Prices.
l-W Wo can SAVE VOlT AIONEV in Evovy Doi.artmont.
LYMAN & ALLEN,
WHOLESALE and RETAIL DRY GOODS HOUSE,
llowurtl 0ici'ii IIoiimv IIlncK,
OBxa.rldLcisrtoja? - - Vermont.
frec of all charge
in smallur lots of a fow pieces at a
MOST GOMPLKTK STOGK
Miss Lulu Jaekson Is slowlv reeover-
Little orno uiaplc suirar will be niaile
Mrs. Gconre lurwcll rceovers vcry
J Inn. Orlando Skinner 1ms again inadc
ji vlslt llore.
Aunt Alnilna Whltford ftlll roinalns
Mr. Lucius AVhitford has bccn (initc
Our muskrat tranpcrs llntl gamc 1111-
11. M. Norton is now cstabllshed on
tlio Converso place.
Therc was sloiKhing hero from I)e-
ceinbcr 5 to Aprll f.
Soine ot our larmcrs arc now ctnploy-
ing iniportcd farm liclp.
Mr. Thoinas Willoox has rcturnod to
Kast Addison and will resido in the saw-
C. II. Xorton has nddcd to his numor-
ous llncs ot busiupss tliat ot a doi;-
fancicr; intprp.stcd partics niav consult
liiin wltli advantai:o.
A son of Jlr. Frank Oullv was injurud
by tbu burstluu ot :i Kim. bist. Saturdaj'.
1'lic triin liud bpcn loadcd for soine tliup,
and wliun llrcd tbu slock fcll Into tbc
(rcck. "J'lie bov was In a boat, and tlie
baind dropiK'd into tlie boat.
lr. Dayid .laukson rcccntlv sbearod
bls rani Stuii, Xo. 101; slre, Huruulcs;
ono ycar old; IIppup, 2.1 lbs. ; days'
jrowtb. JISO. itain Oold Dust, Xo. SO;
one ypar old; sirc, llpifulus; iiopco, s.
ios.; uav-s fjrowin. i.am Mivur
llorns, $0. .")S; siru, l."7, JI. C. It.; ono
ycar old; llcccp, 1.) j-2 lus. ; days'
Tlio snow Is all goni! in tliis vicinity
A. K. Cirow is jcttiiii; rcady to build
A lartrc nunibcr aro siuk in tliis vicini-
ty wltli divcrs dlsoascs.
1'ockwood liarrctt of Itutlaud was in
town Inst wcck 011 buincss.
W. U. Dunsliec lias taken Fordycc
JNasli into )aitncrsliip.
Wallacc McOce is buildiiii; an addition
to liis housc,for .1 biick kitchcn and wood
W. 15. Diiusbcc Is innkitig somc altcra
tions and rcpairs to liis rcsidciifo 011
Mrs. Dca. Averill is vory ill with
rlicuiiiatisui. Mrs. Doty Is not cxiteclpil
to livc long.
Tlierc was somc jjrowllng, lat Satur
day, amoii the faruiers, 011 account of
thc fall in buttcr.
Our cHIkciis arc brgliiuiug to plear up
tbcir jardcns, gettiug rcady for thc
S. . llatch has built a balcony ovcr
thc front of liis storc, in addition to liis
new back addition.
Cico. A. Kiillcr of Iasaclmsctts lcc-
turcd on Spiiitualisui, In nunshcc's hall.
last .Monday night.
W. W. Xpcdhain is jrettins his uiarkct
in runniti; ordcr, and iiialiliir cxtcnsivc
altcrations in thc lnsidc.
Tlio liaptist pcoplo havc sueccpdcd in
raising thc nioney. S70D. for tbcir pipc
orjjan, an'i will ordcr it. soon.
'J'he Itristol Jlanufacturinj' Co. arc
riinning tneir saw niiii wltli a rusli now
adays, cutting up thcir iuiiueusp stock of
Joscnh St. (Jporirp is niakiur soine re-
nuirs at his rcsidpncc 011 I'lcasaut strect ;
also bullding a substantial-lookiiif; "(ilj;
Tlie rcinains of Avcrv Urown were
brou'ht hcrc from Itraudon, last.Sunday,
ind ourlcd. Jir. isrown was a loriucr
rcsidont of Ilrlstol.
Itev. JI. 1'. llcll, nastor of thc Jlcth-
odlst L'hurcli for two ycars past, Is pack-
Ing up and Kctthi; rcauy to leave. Jlrs.
Ucirs iicaitn is vcry poor.
Coinrado C. K. 1'arkcr of Vergennes,
asslstcd hy Comradc Klllot of Lincoln
l'ost and I'oinr.idc Inghaiu of Kthau Al-
len l'ost of Vergptmci', niustered in I.
1". Washburn l'ost, Iipip, Aprll 1, mid
lustallcd thc followiiig ollleers: (ico. 1.
I'halcn, I'. O. ; II. Hhattuck, H. V. ('.; A.
.1. C'rane, .1. V. U. ; II. 1. Sherwin, (piar
tennastcr; W. W. Ni'cdham, adjntant;
I, . C'oombs, chaplain; L. Dlckei'inau,
olllcerof thc day; J5. V. tiagc, olllccr
of tlie guiud; X. U. Mclntyre, M.
f.crgcaut; l' . Xoys, scrscant niajor;
tico. lirooks, ordcrly scrgcant.
Mrs. llcnry l'eek is vcry siek.
A late arrival is a young emigranl at
We aro plcascd to wcicouie our old
frieiul, Ur. Sinltli, auiong u agaiu.
House-clcaning, paiutlng and papcr
ing is thc ordcr of tlio day auiong the
Tlio sudden dlsappearanpe and death
of Charles Lynch created conidprablc
.1. A. Watts & Son are ereeting a wlnd
cnglnc and puinp 011 the late purehase
of Mr. Franklin Ilookcr.
Winterhas passcd, thc snow has dlsap
pearcd, tho ground is scttllug fat and
the roads arc rcmiirkably good.
An itciu In the last Issuc, regardlng
.1. O. Atwood's purchasing thc old honie-
stead, hhould rcad "Walter.L Atwood."
Faruiers havc coiiinicnecd thclr
spring's work. l'lows aro working In
all dlrcctious and thc sccd is belngsown.
Mr. T. 15. lilee, having elospd his
servlccs auiong us as inusical instructor,
retiimed to his homo In Xcw llaiupshire,
whcrc ho Is pugagcd as priucipal at tho
Lebanon lligh scliool. Tlie best wlshcs
01 111s mauy Iilcnds 111 tliis vlclnlty go
Will Atwood lias slaitcd a nicat cart
and proposcs to furnisli his fricuds with
a llrst-class articlc of bccf tbc coining
Thc (Iriswold slslers bavn contractcd
wltli Oooihich and Sanders of Whiting
to rc-build Woodblne cottagc, wblch was
burncd a year ago.
It may wcll bo sald, oncc in a llfp
tiuic the scasou has passcd wlthmit
sugarlng. vcry little havlng bccn inan
ufactuicd lu tliis section.
On Saturday lat Jlr. X. IJ. Pouglas.
wlillo supcrintcnding tlio inanufncturc
of liiij'-loadci's lu Rutland, was struck in
thc licad uy a tlinbcr tlirown trom a
saw and scvcrcly injured.
1'cv. 15. G. l.usscll will prcach in Han
cock ncxt Sunday, Aprll 2-2, at two
o'clock in thc aftcrnoon.
Mrs. Carric Xasli has rpturncd from
thc West, aftcr scvcral liionths' abscncc.
Wc havc two llrst-class inautua
makcrs in town, Misscs .Sampson and
Mr. Janics II. Mack has rentcd thc
Ashley farm on Town hill for thc coin
Mrs. Lucy A. Squlcr of West Stock
hohn, X. V., is vlsitlng frlcnds in Xcw
Ilavcn and vlclnlty.
Mr. A. M. Itoseoc has sold flfteen acrcs
of land, ncar thc vlllagc, to Alfrcd
Thonipson, for $1,000.
Mrs. AV111. P. Xash, aceoinpanlcd by
hcr niothcr, Mrs. Jcwctt, has gonc to
Alton, 111., to visit a sistcr.
Mrs. Stpphcn Knowlton of Greensboro
was rccenlly in town lor a wcck, visiting
her parcnts, Mr. and Mrs. Kent.
Thc Xcw Ilavcn stuclcnts, C. 15. I
l'ahncr, Khncr K. K. Cowles and Marvin
II. Dana, havc returned to Middlebury
The fanuing irnplcincuts and tools
bclonging to the cstale of thc late
Lorcnzo Ohapiu w(!ic reccnlly sold at
Mr. Clias. ('. Wickcr, fornicrly clcrk
for 15ond it liro., is traveling in thc
West as collcctor for a groecry llrni in
Mr. l'arthena I!. Harton is dangprous-
ly ill wltli piipumonia. Tliis is the
sccond attaek during the last thrcc
liionths. She is in hcr eiirhtv-sccond
.Mr. S. 15. M. Cowles has sold to the
Xcw Ilavcn Camp Oroiuid a-sociation
grovc of scvcral acrcs 011 the oppositc
sidc of thc highway from thuir pruunt
grounas, at 15100 pcr acre.
Scliool district Xo. 'J givcs prpinonitorv
syirptoms of a war-dance ovcr thc (pies
lion of a new scliool boiic. E. A. Doud,
Clias. l'cck and (!. 0. Wickcr were.
appointcd a coinniiltcc to rcport jdans
auii ci-limatci ot cot.
Our nelj-hbnr, with Ibc ubi(iiitoiH
naiuc 01 hinllli, recently rccciviMl an
evening call from thrcc ol his towiisuipn
wliosc unitcd heights wcrc half an inch
sliort ol nint'tpcn fppt ; and It was not
thc best klnd of a night for long uicn
Mrs. Carric (liillbrd) Tobey isat liome
10 speiid tlie siiinuicr. Jtcv. Jtutus li
1 oney nas, 011 aecount ot 111 iicaitn. re-
signcd lus pastorate at Harwich, Mass..
and Is cxpected soon. for a few montb
rcst and recupcration. We gladly
wcicouie jir. 'loOcy and liis wife to our
town and socicty.
Mv. and Mrs. Will J. Xah arc stop-
ping lor tlie picscnt wltli .Mr. Aclson W
1'artch, Mrs. Xah's fatlier. Thc statc
nient recently inadc in the liurliugton
Vfc 1're.ss, that thev wcro going to West
ltaudolpb to kccp the Cottagc Hotel, i
not corrpct. Mr. Nash sold his mtercst
in thc hotel to .Mr. Laugdou morc tlian a
Mrs. Kleanor Atwood has bpcn
slck, but is rcportcd on thcgain.
We arc Inforincd that S. Fishcrhas had
a paralvtic stroko and is undcr the care
of l)r. K. O. i'ortcr of .Middlebury.
A. G. Chandlcr, Geo. Govo and Joe
Murray were bcforcMr. .Instlec Maynard,
.Saturday la--t, 011 a eharjre of raniblinir:
and 011 paying llnc and costs wcrc re-
Wc hear that ,T. W. 5aker lias bouglit
out thc stagc routc of .lohn Goodrow
and arc sorry to losc tho lattcr, who has
provcd au cxcellent inau for thc place
and who, If wc aro corrcetly inforiucd,
rcccives somc 100 nioro tlian hc i.ald.
G. A. Ilakcr's dam 011 thc breaklng up
of thc icc yielded to thc pressurc and
niovcd ilown strcain. involving a loss of
from 100 to r00 Includiug thc cxpcnsc
of rcbuildlng and loss of power whcn
inost ncedcd. Thc Icc by actual iuca
urcinent was four fcct and slx Inchcs
thick. With his loss Mr. Itaker gains
the job of having his pond cleareil of
gravcl and saw dust to thc cxtent of
thousamls of loads; and Mcssrs. Iluut
lcy it Albcc had tbcir ponil lllled with
thc uforcsald matcrials.
The Albee-Huntley lltlgatlon Is by 110
uieaus endcd. It sccius that in IStiii or
'1)7 one II. I. Spoor owncd the propcrty
on botb sides of thc strcain aiul decdcd
the grlst liiill to , rcserving watcr
cnnugh to 11111 a clapboard and shlugle
miil aud atterwards sold all his right,
and that thesc deeds havc bccu gcncrally
ovcrlookcd, but brought to light only a
fow wceks ago and' Albcc 011 proper
showing has obtaincd an ordcr Irom a
chancellor givlng him lcavo to open thc
hcad gates and lake his supply of watcr,
aml thcrc the mattcr rests lor the prcs
cnt. Albert l'ipcr called upon .IiMIcp
Damon as cr Invltation, owned hc had
bccn undcr thc wcather and was Invitcd
to iiiakc tho usual loau and cpcnscs of
the Intervicw, and slnco the uforcsald
Dainon lovcs to sco his fellowuien, hc in
vitcd Fred Grunt, now of Warren for
nierly of East Middlebury and Salisbury,
to call upou biui aud cxnlain about
drlvlng cattlc on Sunday and Orantinadc
a dcposlt and probably will llnd soine
othcr day to movo bls stock In. It
sccins our olllcials aro provlng to tlio
crowd that "thc way of tbc trausgrcssor
Mr. Haltcll of Jlrcad Loaf lnn has
bought 1,'JOO or LoOO aeres of wlld land
In l!ipton. Hancock and Granville in a
body and proposcs to cnclosc a dccr
park, uslng barb wlrc ten strands one
foot apart and tho bottom one two feet
from thc ground, and stock it with oO
dccr at a cost ot $7 pcr hcad. IIo will 1
have the satisfaction of knowlng that
posts will cost him but little and wlll
not bc apt to rot niuch. Woikuicn aro
busy at his place prcparing for thc coin-
ing scason. 111c (iciacneu two-siory
will be turncd and rccclve addltions and
a towcr and a new bulldlng will bo crect
cd, with minor addltlons and linprove-
uients that cxpcrlence snow aro nccucu
to constltutc a convcnicnt, coniiuodlous
Thc eomct band playctl upon the
strects, Saturday evcnlng.
.lohn (1. Snaulding has bls Avork-sbop
on Klbow strcct ncarly complctcd.
Mnvnr Lucia siicntlourdavs iulioston.
last wcck, rcturning Saturday niorning.
Mrs. Abira Scovlllc is uuito lck, and,
as shc is agcd, fcars arc cntcrtaincd ior
Kmmct l'owcrs' grand drawlng canio
oll'last Saturitay. niuch to thc satisfac
tion of soine of tho boys.
.laiiics ltarnard. fathcr of thc llarnard
boys, is going in alono In thc harncss
triinniing busiucss, having opcncd a
shop ovcr C. K. Kiddcr's storc.
Thc ircnlal facc of C. D. Matbcr was
seen 011 our strects last wcck. "Charlic"
is a travtder in the dry-goods busiucss,
and carries a good lino ot.goods.
.1. 15. Wat'on, tho itincrant lecturer,
lecturcd in the town hall on Saturday
pvpning to a goodly audlpncc. His sub
ject was thc life of Diinicl O'C'onnell.
I!pv. M. A. Wickcr of thc Mcthodit
eliurcli is soon to niovc away, and his
denarturc will be rpgrcttcd by thp ho?t
of fricnds he ha niade wbllc with us.
Scvcral slieep buycrs, soine of tlicm
from Australia, havc bccu in tliis s-ec-tion
latclv and niade pureliascs. F. I).
liarton ot Waltbain sold thcm 10 hcad
at long tlgurcs.
.1. J. Wright tnoves into thc storc late-
ly occupicd bv Ira Binghain, and K. C
Scott will movo u from thc baseincnt
of thc Stovens block to tlie storc vaoatcd
by Mr. Wright.
Whcn thc Icc wcnt out of the crci'k it
struck a corucr of thc iskuul 011 wblch
is locatcd tho puinii housc and torcawav
a suiall portion of it. Tlie watcr below
thc falls is vcry bigh.
The watcr eoiniiiisioners aro quitc
busy looking aftcr the.city's propcrty.
Tliey havc incrcased thc ratcs a trille.
but iiarily enoiigh yct. as our ratcs were
vcry low. Thpy" arc a vcry etllcient
board and will givc uuii'.ual satisfaction,
While Gabc .Sennott was turning thc
coi-'cr ot Main and Green strects, on
horscback, one day last weck, the borse
slipiK'il on the stone walk and fell 011 thc
lad's leg, badly bruising his anklc.
Or. Ilopkius was called and iironounccd
110 bonos brokcn. Sennott was taken to
his lioinc in Walthaiu.
An alarni of llre was sounded last
Sunday aftcrnoon about 2 o'clock. The
llre provcd tobe lu the roof of the old
housc 011 Scliool strcct, owned by W111.
K. Greene and occupicd by Frospcr
Iiboe. Only for thc timcly discovcry
of tho llre a eonllagration would havcre
sultcd. as thc wlnd was hlowingstrongly
from thc south. Great crcdit is 1I110 our
llie departmcnt for thclr elllciency.
Wlld ducks havc madc tlicir appear
aucc in Lake Cliamplain.
Woodstock has had 10S inchcs of snow
thls winter, mcasurcd as It fcll.
D. W. Davis' housc at Chester lias
bccu burncd. Loss $1,200; iusurancc
Thc rrotcstant Kpiscopal Dlocesan
convcntlou is to bc hcld at St. Albaus in
Thc Methodist Kpiscopal church at
Itiitlaud has recelved 100 new tucuibcrs
during thc past ycar.
Post Kobcits G. A. 1!. of Rutland is
thc largcst organizatlon of thc sort in
thc Stat , having 310 nieuibers.
Mrs. Martha Haeltou of liainct has
bccu appointcd by the Grand Lodgo of
Good Templars as Statc organler.
A son of Saiuucl Gibson of Clarendon,
while eutthnr wood In a sugar orchard,
had onc of his eyos put out by a llying
One of the largcst stories of crow
shootlng tliis scason comcs from thc
town ot Ferrisburg, whcrc .lohn Dakin
killcd IS at two shots.
The Woinan's Chrlstlan Teinicrancc
I'nion has sccured tho servlccs of Mrs.
M. G. C. Lcavltt of Iloston as organler
aud lecturer lu thc Statc.
General II. K. Idc, asslstcd by scvcn
mcuilicrs of Chaiuberlln post of St.
.lohnsbury, iutitutcd a G. A. I!. post at
Lunenburg, with twenty-lhreo charter
It is annouuccd that tho Central Vcr
uiont aml thc Vermont itC'anadarallway
corporations, recently consolidatcd, wlll
hcicaftcr bo known as thc Consolidated
railway ol Vermont.
Thc failiirc is aunnuuccd of tho Jericho
Chair company, II. M. Fleld prlneipal
proprictor. Somc lllty incn arc throwu
out of eiiiploytiicnt. Tho llabilitlcs arc
about $l.'i,000 aud asscts $10,000.
Shortly past inldnight, recently, n six
pound cauuou was llrcd otl wlthfn Lewis
collcgc bulldlngs, Xorthtleld, ncar the
iiialu hall, tcrriuly shattcrliig tho glass,
badly daiuaglug tho buildiug aud
arouslug thc ciillic vlllagc.
Sincc thc acrpilttal of MeCairroj-, thc
Waterbury lnunlcrcr. and his lclurn to
thc asyluiu, hc is salil to bc 111010 insanc
A housc ownpil and ocpuplptl by
Lorcn.o Kllis and onc owncd by Sally
Parker and occupicd by .lohn McN'ulty,
at Proctorsville, havc bccn burncd.
Loss partially covcrcd by insurancc.
An old rcsldcnt of Wlllianistown says
that I!) ycars ago tla) last of March, iie
drovc to Montpelier 011 wliccls. thc
loads bclng as good as in July. On thc
17th of May following two fect of snow
Thc chandclicr In the Congrcgational
church at liaudolph fell 011 Sunday evcn
lng and set liro to thc lloor and pows,
but by prompt action lu llrst sniothcring
thc llanics wltli cushions and thcn bring-
Ing in snow, tho buildiug was saveu.
Thc only son of Oscar Glhnore ot
Tinuiouth, llvc ycars old. fcll hcad llrst
into u r.an ol lioillntr. suirar last Tiiurs-
day, and. although thc little fcllow cx
claiiucd "Mainma, don't cry, I'ni not
burncd much," the chanccs arc that hc
Mrs. Lorcn I'ichards of llichford has
sued Dan Moorc of Kast Berkshire to
rccovcr tlvc thousand dollars for loss of
her lmshund, accidcntally killcd wbllc
intoxlcated. The action is brought un
dcr tlio clvil dainagc law, Moorc bcing
thc allcged sellcr of tho llipior.
Ferdinand C. Cloiigh, au cinployc in
Lcviston 15ros taiinery at Knllcld, i.
II. , comiuitted siiicidu, Sunday iHorning,
by shooting hlmsclf through thc hcad
with a rcvolvcr in his 100111 at hii board
ing placc. Hc was 27 ycars old. uiimar
rlcd and bclongcd in Xorwich, thU
A Swiss, at work for a Grand Isle
fariucr, was drowncd 011 a rcecnt Suii
day niorning. IIo wcnt to the lake for
a pail of wulcr, and whcn nii.-scd scaich
was madc for hiui. Throiigli thc icc
hole they could scc tlie pail in thc bot
tom of the lake, and the body was soon
aftcr fouud and rccovcrcd.
An attcnipt was madc to wrcck a train
ncar I raltlcboro, latcly. While ap
)ioacliIiig Wcit rivcr bridgc thc cugi
nccr noticed a heavy stick of timber
aeros.s tho irack. Had thc cnginc struck
it, thcrc must havc bccn loss of life. It,
is supposcd to be thc work ol trainps
lor thc purposc of plundcr.
At Fair Ilavcn, a short timc ago.
Olivcr Preston had his hand badly lnan
glcd by coining in contact witli a circular
siw at the saw mill of J. I). Wood,
Kuierson Wood, who wcnt to liis rclief,
was caugbt in the sbafting. and only for
tlie sudden breaking of thc bclt would
have becn sawed lu two.
High watcr in the MisUquoi river diii
con-iidcrablc daniage at Swanton, lal
wcck. Thc saw and plastcr lnili of A.
K. Wancr was swcpt away aud nothing
but a few splinlcrcd timbcrs arc lcft to
niark the spot. Ilis loss is probably four
thousand dollars; and daniage to thc cx
tent of h-ix lliou-iand niore was can-cil to
Mr. Parker Leach of llutland i tlw
po.scor of a l!ook of ('oniuion Prayci
bearing datc ot lSKJ. in which is rccord
cd thc inarriagc of William Artlmr nnil
Malvina Stone, fathcr and uinthcr ol
Prcsidcnt Artliur. Thc inarriagc ccrc
inony was pcrformcd hy "Itev. ( 'harle
C. Cotton, ministcr in Duuhain. L. Cana
da, on thc 12th day of April, lyJI." Thc
book also contains a rccord ot the birtli-.
of "llcgina Malvina Artliur. born Marcli
0, 1S22, in Ouuliam. L. Canada, .lauc
Artliur born in liurliugton, Vt., March
1 1, 1S2I. and Alincda Artliur, born .lanu
ary 22, lS2(i, in Jericho, Vt.
A strangc inisfort'unc is that which
has bcfalleu Dca. J0I111 llull, a I'ovincr
rc.-.ident hcrc, but who for scvcral ycars
has bccn a kcepcr at thc Statc prison at.
Windsor. Mr. llull awoke, last Thurs
day niorning, to liud hhuclf totaily
bliud. His son, Kcv. J. Mcrviu lluli.
thc prlsou chaplain, wcnt Into hi
father's rooiu. 011 thc inorniiig liamcd.
and found his fathcr crying, and 011 ak
lng what troublcd hiui, was astotiudcd
by the intclligcncc that hc had lot hU
sight. Physicians were sunnnoncd, but
110 rclief was aH'ouled, and 011 thc da
following he was brought to his hoine,
in thls vlllagc, where he now Is, tho
hllndncss bclng accompaulcd by a tcn
dency to uiliid aberratlon. "At llrst
bliudncss was total, Mr. llull not hciug
abic to discern a llghtcd lauip iu a dark
room; but at last accoiiuts liis condilion
was souicwhat hnprovcd, aud hc can
now sce large objcits, though vcry diui
ly. AVc do not learn that thcrc wcrc
any prcinonitory syuiptoins in tho casc,
anil thccalauiity bcfel the victlm as un
cxpoctcdly as suddculy. .(k(oic 7V
Oune. A hcaring was had at St. Albaus, Fri
day night last, bcforo Chancellor Koycc.
011 thc petitiou of John X. A. Griswold
of Xcw York aml Charles K. Willlaius of
Rutland, who asked to be allowcd to cu
ter as partics to thc Langdon suit. Aftcr
argumcnt by counsel thc petitiou was
denied, thc court saying iu substancc:
Thc petitiou should bc dlsposcd ot witli
outdclay; to hold it ovcr uilght shakc
the cnnlldenec of partics lntcrested. wlic
had not yct cntercd into thc plan for
scttlcnicnt; tho rcsult would hc to scri
ously impcdc thc progrcss of that plau.
Hc vicwed the ijuestion as one of (11010
tton rather tlian of law. Although thcrc
was a clause in thc blll in thc Laugdou
casc undcr which thesc pctitioucrs might
havc bccn inadc partics, yct it would not
bo right on the cve of tliis scttlcnicnt ot
thc litigatiou. Thc iutroductlon of new
partics at tliis stagc intght rcsult di-a-
trously to thc laige niimbcrs who hait
cntcrd luto thc plan of scttlcnicnt. aml
thwart tho cousummalloii of so dcsirable
au end as tho vlofof thls long litigatiou
11c should dlsinlss tbc pctilion. Ile felt
safcr in t iklng thls coursc, bccauso hc
belleved thcrc was nothing to prevcnt
thesc pctitioucrs from coniiiicncing a.
scpaiato action 011 tbcir own aecount in.
the Stato court, if they felt so di.sposed
Thclr rlghts would be fully protcctcil
thcreby, if indeed, they wcrc notalrcaily
assured by the action in thelr favor now
pending la tho Unitcd Statcs clrcuit
court, rcferrcd to by counsel iu thc dls
cusslon of (his ipicstiou.