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VOL. XL VIII.
MIDDLEBURY, VT., DECEMBER 7, 1883.
Bo You Know That
48 & 50 CHUROH STREET,
Burlington, - Vermont,
Always lina 111 his imtncnso Btock a verylargo varicty of
Fine, Medinm mid Coinmoii
OF TI1E NEWEST DESIGNS AND LATEST STYLES, SPRING
BEDS, MATTRESSES, MIRRORS, J3ABY CARR1AGES,
WINDOW SHADES, CURTA1N POLES AND
A specialty is a Painted Chamber
Set at $18, handsomer and better
than usnally sold at $25.
The "Queen City Woven-Wire Mat
trcsSj" "Nelson's JBest," warranted, at
We liavc special rates for freights,
and on all purchases amoimting' to
$100 will deliver free of all charge at
nearest railroad station.
All goods warranted as represented.
Correspondence solicited, and
HENRY J. NELSON,
SMITH & PEASE,
Ilave prepared ibr an cxtensive full and winter trade. They have,
without doubt, thc right goods and styles ; facts whicli are proved by
thc large business tlicy liavc donc so far this season.
They offer the LARGEST ASSORTMENT
to be fouiid in this City of
RflEN, YOUTH AND BOYS'
OVERGOATS, ULSTERS AND SUITS,
Well made and well trimmed. The
majority of the Stock is manufact
nred to their own order and every
garment is warranted. Any that
break away in the sewing will be
mended by them free of expense.
Hats, Caps and Men's Furnishings,
NEGKWEAR, UNDERWEAR AND ONE-HALF HOSE.
HONEST GOODSJT HONEST PRICES.
THE BLUE STORE
Hoivnrd'H Ojici'n IIoukc Bluclc,
BURLINGTON, - - VERMONT.
GREAT BA ItO AINS
We wish to announce to the public
that we havejust reeeived
THE LARGEST STOCK
DOUBLE AND SINGLE,
IN THE STATE, QF TIIE OELEBRATED SYItACUSE
MANUFAOTURE, WI1ICII WILL BE SOLD AT THE LOW
EST LIVING PRICES. ALL GOODS WARRANTED
STRIOTLY FIKST OLASS.
S. & C. L. NTJTTING.
MIDDLEBURY, VT., NOV. 15, lSS:i.
f is tn "hft
TIIE QUESTION TO BE SOLVED IS,
WILL LOW PRICES MOVE GOODS ?
For tho NEXT TIIIRTY DAYS I proposo to sell tlio oelcbratcd
CORTLAND WAGON OO.'S LIGHT DRIYING OQTTERS at tho
rcinarkably Low Prico of
E9) mEm GzM
My object in flo doing is to introdueo to tho people tho Best Cutter
in tho world for tho Monoy, und to niako room for two cnr-loads more
now on tlio road.
y?"" Remombcr, this PRICE is not guaranteed longor than ONE
MONTII from dato. Other partics handlins; an inforior Cutlor, inan
ufactured in tho saino town by a diflercnt lirm, claiin theirs to be tho
sanio ub my
Cortland Wagon Company's Sleigh;
I3ut porsonal oxamination, whicli I invito, will provo this Btatement
to bo falso. I nm tho only party handling this Cuttor in tho vicinity,
and guaranteo them to be botter than any sold in this locality tho last
fivo years at 848. Tho bulk of my stoek is storod horc, but sainples
are on exhibition and for salo at T. KIDDEIVS Ilarness shop in Mid
dlebury, tgp Big lino Robca, Whips, Rlankots, otu., constantly in
FRED S. HASKELL,
west Cornwall, Vt,
Beautiful in Finish !
Superior in Workmansliip !
Elegant in Design !
The Purchasing Capacity of
the People of Addison County
SVhK rp.lnMvna mid fi'innrlfl
s. to tho uiiK
ao of tlie rtrst
oci' of slxtv or niori!, of on
scttlers of tho town of Addison altcr
tho wni'jof tlio rcvolutlou and tho woii
tli'rful achiovoinciits of tho Green Moun
tiiln lioys Mrn. Miirlna (Ilurtlctt)
Wrlpht, iiHScniblcd at tho houao of lu-r
nollibor, Mr. M. lt. Hurd, ou thc 1st
ln?t., to ooiiiiiicnionttc tlio onc-liun(lrodth
nmdrersnry of lior blrth. Mrs. Wrlht
wns boin in Arlington, Vt., Dcccmbur 1,
178H. In March. 17S8, sho was brought
by lior arcnts to Addison, whcrc tlioy
settlctt on land. thon a wlldcrnoss, lyinj;
dlrectly east of tho stono I10U90 in whicn
tlio lato Allun Smitli iivcdand dlcd. Dur
ing tho year 1783 hcr fathor bulit a log
housc about halt a niilo from thc stono
liousc ; und on thc saiuc sitc lic btiilt, in
1810, a franio liouso, in whicli Mrs.
Wright still llvcs, a checrful and lwppy
centcuarlan, haviiifj rosidcd on the same
sito for more than 1)5 years. Hur meinory
of rcecnt cvonts is ofton atfault, and her
ideas confuscd, but her rccollcctions of
thc tiitios and people from 1788 up to
about 1870 aro iiuitc acuuratc, and her
oarl' recollcotloiis arc as distinct as tnost
pcrsons of 1T yoars. Shc rcnieinbers the
l'act thnt hcr parcnts brotmht her from
Wliitchall to Addison, on thc ice of Lake
Champlain, in March, 1788. Sho united
with the Congrcyatlonal chun-h In West
Addison, then uuder tho pastoral caro of
Dr. Swift, in her 17th year, and has lived
a christian life for more than 80 years.
Sho mnrriod, noarly 50 years ago, Mv.
John Wriglit ot Addison, who, with his
family, llyed in hcr liouso after thc mar
riago until his deatii. Tlio old lady real
ized tho object ot tlie visit, and scemcd
very gratcful for the iuterest uianifcst
ed in hcr, and protcsted that shc wus not
worthy of so niucli attcntion. To one
wlioin shc recognized as jrathering tlie
facts of her lifo hlstory, shc sald. "1 liope
you don't intend to put anythinK in the
papers about mo." The company, includ
Ing representatlvos of llvcs gcnerations of
relatives, assLinbled betweon tho hours
of 10 and 12 o'clock a. ni. ; enjoyed a very
social and plcasant thnc; partook of a
very cxcellent and bountlful dinner, prc
pared by the immcdiatc neighbors; and
oxprcssed to Mrs. Wiight many heaity
congratulations, and reccivi'd from her
many paternal blessings. A very plcas
ant inciuent ot tlie occasion was tlie
Ilaeing of a beautiful cliild, three months
old, in tue old patriarch's lup, where it
lay for scveral nihmtcs, wliile slie fond
led it with all the all'ectiuii of a vouih
inothcr. Thus wcrc U8U and 18SU
broiiL'ht together In a livii);: senso. Af
ter singlng tho long inctcr doxology and
'Sweet-bve-and-bye,'' and a praver, the
comnany disperscd at an early hour in
tho afternoon, gratilicd by the visit. The
Lord grant that all who enioycd tho oc
casion may niect in that great Lgatherhi
on the other shorc, of whicli Mrs. Wright
remarked, more than onco during tho
day, that tliis gathcrhig reininded her.
The wlnter tcrm of thc Graded school
opens Tuesday. Dee. 11.
F. S. Drake hu a gaug of raen at work
on nis woou jou, east or tlie vlllagc.
Wood is coming in plcntifully now
atove wood sclls at Sl.i'iO and 82,00.
I'egular scssion of I.ibauus Lodge, F.
and A. M., Dec. 10; work on llrstdegrec
The llaptist society have adoiitcd the
envelopo system for paylng chtirch ex-
Some of tho pnultry buycrs who op-
erateu nore last weeic say tney got lclt,
just a little.
e utidcrstanu tnat arrangmcnts arc
being mado for a coursc of lecturcs here
Teauisters sav the roads from here to
New Ilavon and Vergennes are in exeel-
Thc subjpct of Ucy. It. S. Tavlor's Ipc
ture, last Sunday evening, was, "Was
Jcsus a Wino Hlbbcr."
Sani Mansfield, thc butcher, Is ou thc
war path, and tho explring notes of the
porker arc hcard in tho land.
Itegular meethig of Comstock Post
No. yo, G. A. 1., Thursday cvcuiug,
Dec. ia, for election of olllcers.
Thc Garfleld Street Amieduct comnnnv.
newly organized. are dljiglng their diteh,
ctc, gettlng reauy for their plpn.
Wo aro infornicdby Ilush & I'atterson,
our well-known groecrs, that they sell
about 1,400 barrels of llour a year.
Tho reninius of Hev. John A. iramner,
who dleu here three or four years since,
were discnterred and sent to New Haveu,
Conn., last week.
Charles Stewart's team ran away, ncar
C. W. Mason's on tho pUnk road, last
week, scattering his load of coal from
that point to D. S. I'ariuelee's.
Tho ItrUtol Mnnufaeturlng company
are enlarglug their palnt shop. We un
derstand they aro contcmplating hulld
Ing (ulto extenlvely tho coming year.
fi. C. Sturtevant has establlshed a
new poultry depot at his piace, ncar
Tho cvcnt of tho jiast woek was tlie
arrival of anowgirl at the W. M. parson
age; welglit, 0 1-2 lbs.
Dlstrict No. 2 has Mlss Florence Par
kill for teaclier this wlnter; No. :t, Miss
Agglo Wheeler; No. 0, Mlss Hattlo Stur
tewmt. Itev. S. L. lt. Spcaro will sneak beforo
the temperance soeletles of tltls town on
Tuesday evenlng, Uec. U, nt the M. E,
church. All aro Inviti'd.
Tho Sabbath sohool of tho M. K.
churuh will glvfi a concert on Christmas
evc, Moro particiilars will be glven as
soon ns dctlnlto arrangements are mado.
Judgo Ilarrlngtnn is slowly but surely
recoverlng, being ablo to wnlk out on
his grounds. Hopes aro entcrtalned thftt
he will be well enough to attend the
coming session of court, or at least a
part of lt,
Mrs. Kdgar Sanford Is verv slck with
Dr. Ilond's family arc still alllictcd
with scarlct fevcr.
. Thc school In distr int Xo. .1. pnm-
imcnecd on Mondav. with Mlss Mnrv
lully as tcachcr.
Thero sccm to bo no swamp jobs under
couteinplation this season, anil ehoppers
arc earncstlv cniiulring for work.
Tho good pcoplo of this town purposc
to celcbrato the eoming Chrlstmas evo
with a Chrlstmas trco at the town hall.
The tlnicly ralns. although not enough
to givo a good supply of watcr, liavc
cnabled farmers to do their fall plowing
in good shape.
Tho small band in dktrict Xo. 1 aro
Improvlng flncly. Wo understand tlioy
are to play In Woybridge, at an enter
talnmcnt on Christmas evc.
Thero Is to bo a dancc at Good Tcm
plars' hall on Friday cvening, tho 14th.
tho Middlebury orchcstra will furnlsh
The Thanksgivlng ball at thc GIcu
liouso was a grcat sucecss. Xinety-llve
couplos wcrc prcsent and hnd a most en
Wm. E. White killed a lll-months isle
tliatdressed 530 lbs.
Obadiali Allen Is rcpairing the wall
under the oll part of his residence.
Ueligous services were held at the M.
E. church, Thauksgiving evenlng.
Thcrc was quito a gathering at the
store, Thauksgiving day and evenlng.
Mr. Ilcnry Allen is greatly improved
in liealth. Silas Tappen remains about
tho same as for a few weeks past.
Mrs. Patrlck Slnon died last week.
Sho and her husband have bocn hard
working and industrious people, but
"Unclo l'at" has almost numbered his
three score years and ten.
Thcrc were union services in tho Con
gregatioual church on Thanksgivlng day.
Itcv. Perry Marshall preached the ser-
Tho Sunday school concert took jilace
last Sunday evenlng. Thero was a good
attendanee and tho exerclses wero inter
csting. The cloing exerclses of tho academy
were hcld In the hall on last Wodnesday
eveniDg. Tho uuuils did well and gave
evidence of faithful work on the part of
tho teachcrs. The next term begins Dec.
W. M. Partch of New Hayen showed
his fine stalliou on our streets last Satur
day. If. 0. Johnson, postmaster. Is renovat
ing the insido of tho postolllce, lenuui.
bering tho boxes, etc.
The Lily has been drawn out of the
watcr. and at prescnt there is uo steam
er in the water at this point.
Thos. Mack lnul a boat-load of coal at
thc mouth of the creck, and it lnul to bo
towed up to the dock by horscs.
G. F. O. Kimball, auctlonecr, sold the
property known as tho Vcrnal block hy
uuctlon, last Saturday. It brought S750.
.1. W. Barnos bid it oll.
John Connors, who wa3 reported to
have stolen a horse, harness and wagou,
only took it on trlal, and returued the
rig in iwo or three days after.
Thc watcr pipes arc all laid to the resi
denco of Mrs. D. G. Meiggs. It was
quite a large job and has bcen well done
under the supervision of G. C. Powers.of
thu board of water uommissioncrs.
N. J. McCuen's delivery horse took a
little run on Saturday last. It started in
front of N. J. McCuen's store and ran
through School street, when it was
caught. In tho run It colllded with a
buggy and broke an axlc.
C. T. and C. O. Stevens had 15 coarse
wool sheep killed and wounded by dogs.
The owncrs caught tho dogs and ouo of
them proved to bo the property of Steph
en Ball of Ferrisburg)!. The other one
is not clahiied by any one as vet. Mr.
Ball promptly settled tho damages.
H. C. Goodalels repairinghis dwolling
Gideon Whltford has been enlarglug
Mary Prcston ot Bristol is vlsiting
frlends in town.
Mrs. PlKcbo A. Goodalc has been very
III, but Is now gaiuing.
Miss Sampson from Cornwall is tcach
lug In Elisha Smith's dlsurict.
K. Gullev has irnnn tn rpaliln ulili Mc
daugliter, Mrs. Edward Gorham.
Mr. Scvmour Slinnn hns ninvml 1nt
a part of Mr. C. K. Downlng's hnuse.
MNsesMartha Cox aud Kate Colllns r.-
turned to thclr hoines In Colchester, last
An infant son of John Scars 1" suller-
lug from the ellects of i badly-burneil
Mlss Mcllssa Wrlirht ot Malone. X. Y..
Is visltlug at her slster's, Mrs. Iliram
Messrs. Ilarvoy Adams and Benl. Ha-
gar of Woybridge wero In town on husl-
ucss last wecK.
Mrs. Geo. E. Spcnccr has been nulte
ill for some timo past.
Albert Perry, cmploved bv Allen
Beach, was thrown from a sulkv. a few-
days ngo, strlking on his rlght arm aud
shoulder, dlMhllng hlm. IIIs arin is Im
A very younir L'entleiimn In verv ilesH.
tuto clrcumstances nut in au annearanen
at the residence of llenry W. Wamer
one day last week. No doubt he will
remalu untll he can paddle IiU own