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nwu BY W. W. PJLtBSCOTT. MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, JTJIiY 1S, 1SS3. VOL. 7S. 4005. NO. 40. Montpelier & Wells Rl R. R. Taking EffectJune 25, 18(82. Tralna lettve Montpelier nn foltowal Mall At 8.00 A. M., Extntl.3l) r. M., Mlxednt 4.10 r. B.i avrive at Wella Ulvcr at 9.40 A. a., 3.10 r. M.,7.3Sr. u. Tratnt leave HViH Jfti'cr is fntlmpgt MUed at 4.00 A. M.i Aocommodatlon at 11, 05 A. il., MaU nt 4.00 r. m.j arrlvo t Montpelier! at 7.45 a. ii 11.50 A. ii 5.50 r. m. Traln leavlng Montpelier at 8.00 A. u. Miil 1.30 P. i. make close connectlons t Wella Rlver frtr all polnts ln Uie White Mounralnm also fnr l!oton nfid all lnterme dlate PolnU. W. A. HTOWKTjfj, Sup'rMendfnl. F. W. 110BSE, aeneral I'astengtr Atjenl. Central Vermont Railroad. Commencing June 25f 1883, 8.55 a, m. 7.35 p. m. Tratns Oolny South teUl Xe uve Montpelier an foUotvtti MAIL, froin St. Alb-.tna and Burlington i for Concord, Manchester, Nashua, Wor cester, Lowell, Fltchnuri;, Uoaton, gprlng- ncn o m MMlTEDEXl'nV.SS.ftomMontreal.Og 3U n. III, rlenaburg and tha West, for lloston, vla Lowell, aml New York via Sprlnglleld ancl New London. MIXEI), from St. Albana, Rutland anil Burlington lor Nonnueiu. 10 011 n m NIOlIT EXl'RKMS, from Montrml, Og- L.Li d, III. rlrnst.ur? nd tll West for Boston Tlll Lowell aud Fltc., mrg, SprlngSeld. New London fuid New York, and all polnts ln New F.nglanrt. Slecpmg uars 10 prmg' fleld and Boston vla Lowell. Tivdns Gointi Korth and Westl A 0n G m NmilT EXl'RESS.fromllostonandNew ,L1 ii III, Ycrk for Jlontre.il, Ogdensburg and Uie West. Sleeplng Car lo Montreal. m ACCOMMOHATlON, from Northfield for Burlington, nutiana ana i. douns. - LOCAL EXl'RESS, from White Rlver 1 1 . Jnnctlon for Burlington, St. Albani, Rich ford and Rouses l'olnt. m 1AY EXrRESR. Leaves Boston vla III, Fiwhburg at 8.00 a. m vla lowell at Ht a. iii., ew ljonnon ni n.uv a. ui. Sprlngfleld at 8.00 a. in for Burlington, St. Albana, Ilontreal, Ogdensburg anrt tlie West. Drawlng Koom Car to ilontreal. m ACCOMMODATION. from White Rlver nii Junctlon lor imnmgion, oi. Aiunua, us denaburg and Sloutreai, Traln lonve for Barre at 7.00 a. m 10.45 a. mThuifc,Uckeiji to Chlcaso and all polnH West for ialeatliiennoiDai nanonn. J. W. II011AKT, Oeneral Snperlntcndent. R. W CUJIMIXOS, Oeneral raMenger Agent. JiOcnl Ilcins. Old Boldlera nnd Grnnd Army posts should notlco O. W. Wllder's ndvottlsemcnt ol tlie now book of War Songs. A LAitoE, now lot ol shcct muslc, t fivo ccnts eacli, ftt J. C. Grigg's, waterbuty, Vt. Catalogacs cent to any addrcsa by mall. Ghkioji, Waterbury, Vt., baa tho "bosa" stock of gents' ilno calf boots and sbnca, just tho thlng for early fnll trade, lio suro and seo thera.. Go to J. C. Grlggs', Waterbuty, Vt., and buy pair of thoso canvas Bboes for ladloa and mlases tliat he is solllng at tho cxtrcmcly low pricc of Sl por jiatr. Voo can buy tho now Whlto Iraproved gow- ng machlno at Griggs', Watorbury, Vt. Thero aro over ono hundred famllles Jn wateruury and victnlty ustng tho machlnoTiind gay It U tho bcdt in tho world. Skk Journal Blndery advettlsemont. TIils v.ell establlshed busluess, and its loputntion for good work, neods no rocommendatlon from ih, It is sufllcieut to eay that tho publlc can bavo tho fullcst conlldenco ln it, 8.30 a. 9.45 a. 3.45 p, 4.301 TMRST NATIUNATj IIAHK ' j. A. rage, rresiaem; u. u. 14TNTPKT,IKll RAVINOS 1TA TltUST COMl'ANY. ront-offlce Illocit, Ilougbton, Cashler, BASK AND ravp tnterept on oepoits. llomer W. Ueaton, I'reoldent; A.W. Ferrln, Treasurer. DHXTISTS LFKED d.Altl nfflpe ln Tlftwin'a Rlock. South Maln Street, Olllce over Iiiibj's drug store, State Street, Q. K. UONT H.T Koom 6. TJnlon Illock Tt7if itvkv. flfllrft and reffldenee ln Freucli'ii lilwk, South Jlaln Street HOTJSLS. Onen for Ubarges reasonauie. Chester Clark, I'roprletor, MKKICAN IIOITSK. RtAtB Street. X. nignt trains. ttnh; NION IIOIWK. Lately lteflttcd. Carrlage to iraina. i.ivery uoiuirriru. insn a r.prrow, j rupiie.'jrfli PAVIWON TIOTKT.. FliKt-class ln every re iTwt. DnnnHltA P. V. R. It. ntallon. T. O. llalley, rroprletor, insviiaxoj:. TfcTATinwAT. t.titk. Rafe. souml. Biibstantlal 1 Oeo. W, Heed, Secretary: Chas. Dewey, l'resldcnt. 1TIRK INS. CO. l'rompt and Jaa. T. Sabln.See'y! W.H. 11. IUngliain, l'res' TTT. MUTUAI. Y rcllable. f 1). CTjAKK. Oeneral Insuranee Agents. The vJ. best stock coinpanles represented. l'ost-ofnce Illock, ITIHN & IIUSK. Offlco ln I'ost-offlce Illock o. Ii. IIOYT, Attorney at Law $jHntchmnn & atmml WKDNESDAY, JULY 18. 1883. Currcnt Mcntion. rialnOeld, Vermont. HKATII CAKI.KTON. . Offlce ln Babln's Illock, South Maln Street. CIIAItLliS W. POH.TEK. Offlce ln Unlon Illock, State Street. Law and collectlon offlce wlth 8, C. Sburtlett. ijiriiRY, PAVII.ION I.IVK11Y. Flrat-class teama fur nlshed for all oecaslons. l'rtcea reasonable. 1V w. XJ. IngStable. DDDIiKT'H T.IVKItY. Fe1 and Board- Teama or au aenpuon. Uead of State Street. M1SCETjT,AXMO U8. HLOWE & SON. Tea Dealers and Orocers. Coffee roasted on the premlses. TT . KMKltV, tl Curtalns, ltoom Taper, etc, Crockery, Olass Ware, Canet, state Ktreet. HK. SI.AYTON, Statloner, llooksellerandNews . rteAler. Rialto Illock, State Street. "I A11MENTN made as they should be by Woolnn VJ4 itohe. Jewelrv. Hllver , andl'latetl Ware, Toys and Fancy Oni(l. Jlrctliera, Jlerchant Tallors. Etabllhed In 186. A.Aal JIEAl), dealer In Va( DDKWKY, Oeneral nardware Store. Near the American Uouse. JOl! 1'ltINTINO of all klnds neatly and proinptly done at reasonable n. U. Send for esttmates to Watcuman & JouutiAL Ofllce. fectlonery, CKOSB SON. Montpelier Crackers and Con- l lie U(nt ln uie state," jviain Kueet 3 N. &COVII.L, Furnltnre. !i. llWHl'a lllook. Matn Street X.TAllMJIV. rhotograplier. 1 I. Ellls Illock, Stata Street. M0W M&veitinymmt!i. IN PRESS AND N EARLY READY. L. O. EMERSON'S NEW AND SUPEIUOK 1100K FOR Singing Olasses, Choirs, Convontions, New Mimlo, NeW Exercl, Nw anil advance.1 Ideas ln Teachtng, New Songs, New Duets, New Trlos, New uiees, guaueis, jiymn i unes, .tioieiii ana Antueuis. A new and fresh colb'ctlon Ihroughout. l'reparo tlivn Kuualni; Iteceiitlou for Tlie Sincers' WbIcoidd ! Tcnclicrnof HImkIiii; CIhiscm, iind nll lntcr eitcd, vrlll lileusouxniiiliie. aradorourolegant and chean edltlons of Iolanthe (Sl.)l I'atknce, (Sl.)j flratna, (Jl.)i 1'lnafore (50 ct,) ouivrin, ivi.ii ui ui nny ui iiin miu:ni iiuni opera.. Itemeinber also nnr slandard and grand operaa, Mlg non,(S3.)! Atda,($'J.)( Carmen,(3.)! AIeflurele,(f2.1 i.cuuuii., c. t i n.iuiiftH, nuu iiiauy uuterB, WAIt SONOS. Fnr tlie O. A. It. and all others du paper uu cu, noaru.) tq cu. ciotu. We publlah 5fi0 Instrncllon Hooka. Among them are llinnrafiti'H Vorlll Mi.tlinfl. 1SI.MIL Wliimir'M Iiloitl ATfitlioila. leach 7a cts.l for Vtolln for Oullnr. for l'lano, for Cornct, uud many other Anv hook malled for retall nrlce. Descrlpllre Clrculam, LliU and Cataloguea clieerfully luruisueu, O. Ditson & Co., Eoston JUST PUBLISHED WAR SONQSI For Boldlera' Oatherlnga, wltli cliorusca arranged for malevolces. l'rlce, 60 cts, For aale at a, AV, AVI f. 1)15 K'S BIIlNIfJ HTOKi:, Moutaller, Vr u.uut. llalled, pot-paidi lor retall lirlce. Fohf.i-auoii pays tho stato 51,000 for tho prlvllego of bhowing wlthln Its borders. Siiehiff I'Aitisii glvea ln another column hla vlowa on our report of tlio Ely troubles. Tim Mcsscngcr wanta thoannual muster held at St. Albans, Thero 1s noplaco so convonlont aa Montpelier. It la stated ln goroe of our exchangea ln the northcm part of the stato that Barnum's ghow wlll appear in Vermont thla fall. By a now order postmnsters aro requircd to keep lettora geven dayg beforo aendlng them to tho dead letter ofllce. Heretofore they have been requircd to kcep them thirty dayg. The Inihx sayathat gomethlng perhapa the grand jury baa hnd tho effect of Indnclng the llsters of St. Johnsbury to put in the roal es- tate of botli national banks nt $5,500 each. The Frlday express south over tho Central Vermont rond took down eight cars baggage, two pullmana, a White Mountaln car, a Block Island car, two ordlnary cars and an offlclal car of the Krio and Westcrn road. The Kly trouble occupled go much of our gpace last week that we were obllged to leavo out considernble correspondonce. Thla will ozplaln to some of our correspondenta why their communlcatlona dld not appear. Duaits, checka and stampa wlll not be re. ceired for cancellatton nnd return after re. demptlon by tho internal revenue dcpartment after July ,11st. Blanka for maklng npplica tlon to secure thia redemptlon can be obtnined from the collector, J. C. Stearns, at Montpelier, Aftkii sklpplngan lasue ln order tocelebrate the Fourtb tho edltor gays: "Thanka to Br. Ilougli for a helping hand whereby wo nio en- abled to get out 77ie Landmark thia weck. Who wlll help ua noxt week?" Ilas it come to thla so goon? Why not send for Gen. Grout? The Reformer ia ovidently somewhat dls. gruntled bocauso the Estey Gnards wore not called out to quell the Ely "rlof'and pro fesses to think that It waa "becauae they didn't Hve whero thoy would have to rido all tho way on the Central Vermont railroad Boshl CLii'i'Kit: " Famllles in Montpelier havoal ready commenced saltiug down refuse shanks for the next meetlng of the legislature." Somo one must havo concetved the ldea that the Clipper man inigut represont Burlington next year and so is preparlng to gupply him wlth hls regular diet. TnE publlsher of the Bennington Banner ia preparlng to prosecute tho manager of the Bennington edltion of tho lifjormer for the nlleged offense of oponlng n letter contalnlng correspondonce for the forracr paper and copy ing the gamo beforo returning it to the post ofllce. In our oplnion it ia too hot weather for such belligerent conduct. Wait until cold weather, frlends, and you will get all over it. The servicea of Rev. A. E. Dunning of Boa- ton have been secured for the Stato Sunday school convention to be held nt Northfield, September 11 and 12. Mr. Dunning baa had large experience In Sundny-school work and will add largely to the interest nnd proflt of the convention. Tho workers of the atato may well congratulato themEelves that thelr com mitteo have been able to eecure go raluable a helper. The report of the tronblea at Ely, which waa given In last week'g lssue of tho Watchman, was by far the most complete, connected, and accurate nccount of tho dlgturVance that ap- peared in any paper wlthin or wlthout the state. Even tho Bradford Oplnion and the IleraUl and JVcim, papcra publlsbed right in the county, wero content to copy some of the ex- aggerated stories which were gent to the Bos ton Journal. Ai.i, eeema to be quiet at the Ely mlnes nnd a large nurnber of the workmen nre getting po- sitiona among the farmerg at haylng, About one-thlrd of the wagea due haa been paid, which is brobably all that the mlnors wlll get at present, anyway, A reorganization of the company la looked for before nny partlcular chango wlll tako place. Tho l'asaumpslo rall road haa attached all it could get, for freighta owed It by Goddard A: Cazln. Bi'itOLAiiiEH are so coinmon in Massachu- gotta that a Naugatuck rnerchant has posted thla on IiIb safo: We keep no money ln thia safo. 'Tliia la for fire only ; our money Ia up to the house; como up. Wo havo four shotguns, two iliies, threo horse platols, and ono rovolver, all loaded and ready (or for use, and all war ranted to klll at tcn roda. Tluio gpent here Ia tlme wasted." Then follow the flgurea of the combinatlou, bo that, If a burglar Is determlnod to get in, lie can do so wlthout breaklng tho Iock. At a meetlng of tho New Hatnpshire state genato assoclatlon, held at Concord Juno 27, Ilon, II. K. Slayton, presldent of the nssocia tlou, a former resldent of Calais and well known ln thla vlciuity, mnde Bome romarks relatlve to tho commerclal growth of tho country. The ptlnclpal polnts were the uo ceeslty of doing away wlth tho present Instn' blllty of our sllver colnago, a lowor tnriff on raw materlals, regulatlon by law of railroad rates, tho supprosslou of stock watorlng and gninbliug and a more caroful and oconomlcal rnanagement of buslnesa, Tiik olglitli nnnual Fostor plcnlo wlll tako place on the old homestead at North Calais on Saturday, July 21at nt 11 A. M. Tho new ban ner mado by Mra. E. L. Fostor of Brooklyn oxpressly for thia occaslon wlll be rnlsed at 3 r. M, Tho Marphfleld cornot bnnd wlll be presont nnd perform national aira beforo and durlng tho flng raislng. Approprlato muslo nnd rcadlnga wlll bo glvon by mcmbers nnd relntlvea ol tho famlly, asslstod by Harry Whlttlcr of Cabot. Tho publlo aro cordlally lnvltcd to be presont nnd take pnrt ln the fes tivltloa of tho day. Tho band wlll glvo n promonado concert In tho vostry nt South Woodbury ln tho evenlng. Says tho New York (Sun: Apropos of yaohts, n good story Ia p Ing the rounds ln relation to one of the best known American ynchtsmen. IIo was down east nt a gmall country town one day last woek, nnd reportcd hla intended movomenls to hla wifo, aa usnal, In tho early mornlng. On thla occaslon the tolegrnm sald: " Golng for n short trlp along tho coast. Havo lnvltcd nll tho oldeat and ugllest hens in the town." Thla despatch was handed to a fomalo tolegraph operator, who immedlatoly rnahed round informing tho guests of tho manner ln which they were nlluded to. Tho gallant own or of tho yncht could not nccount for tho sllm attondanco tlll a lndy friend of hls wlfo wrote to hor about it. An accidont occurredon tho Contral gonday nlght by which the nlght trains were dolayed about fivo houra. Tho up oxprcss, which waa composed of cloven cars and the englno " Stowe" waa settlnz off at West Hartford when itwaa run into by the down expross, eight cara and the englne " raclflc. . There was a hoavy fog nnd tho onglnoer of the down traln says that he gaw tho light, and applled, the brakos, but that they dld not hold. Tho engineors nnd flromen jumped and and no one waa lnjuted. The damago to property waa conslderable, as the two eDginea nnd a bag' gago car wero badly smashed. A wrecklng traln was sent to the sceno of the accldent, and the debris wns cleared away so that the day trains were not delayod. Fnun PitEas: " What the hlstrjonic art lost, polltlcs and some other thlngs galned. And spoaklng of polltlcs, Mr. Smalley haa n eereno and chlld-llke falth ln the election of a demo cratlo president next year, but won't commit himsolf by aming the man. The 'boys,' however, in thls viclnity, are strongly in favor of the nomlnatlon of Gen. Hancock. Bayard has one or two supportors and a Tilden man was dug up, tho other day; but tho rank and file aro for Hancock. But after all their pref orenco doesn't amount to much. 1 Whom do our domocrats want for a presldential cnndl date?' was a question the idler nsked of n prominent cltizen, the other day. 'Oh,' was the nnawor, ' thoy aro for whoover Mr. Smalley and Hlram Atklna want.' " Newport CoimnspoNDENCE of the New York Tkibunk: "The losses of Mr. Ely-God- dard exclte unlversal regret. Hls Vermont ponles, hls four-in-hand, hls hospltnllty, hla generous and frequent fetes, a feature of tho last two summers at Newport, hls engagement, just nnnounced, to Mrs. Whitnoy of lioston. all had brought hlg namo prominently bsfovn gociety. Mlss Goddard, hia Blstor, ia well remembered for her flno figure, her fearlesa rlding, her blooded horsea, nnd her beauty. Mrs Ely-Goddard for several gumraers kept open an elegnnt house at Newport. Sho and her daughter are in Paris, nnd it ia understood that their prlvate fortune is not touched by the mlsadventures of the Ely mlnes." Wo are also gorry for hla lo?ses and the gnme feel Ing for tho mlnera makes ua regret that ho over used tho money, which mlght now gettle all the troubles, ln such foollsh dlsplays. Tiu: Iiichford Gazette printa an accountof what purporta to be a Fourth of July celebra- tion at Enosburgh Falla, the locallty of Ken' dall's famous spavln cure factory. Tho narra tive Ia rjuaintly headed "Tho Spavln Cure Cel- obration." But for the fact that the Gazette ia exceedlngly mattcr of fact In nll that It says, Ia never frivolous, or garcastlc, or sensatlonal, we should be inclined to regard tho report of the alleged proceedlngg nt Enosburgh a mild bur lesquo. It .Ia hardly creditablo to tho Uazette's knowledge of the publlc men of Vermont to re- fer to Speaker Martin, the orator of tho day, aa "a mnn by the namo of Maitin from London derry." The frequency wlth which spavln cu'O and the names of Inspector Merrlll and Judge Advocato Genernl Marsh are made to do duty n the progrnmme and proceedings would ecem to lndlcate a lack of matorlal for a strictly flrst-clasa ghow. On the wholo wo bellove there is an occaslonal touch of Irony ln tho Gazette's story, The Tacoma Xeios, publlshed at Tacoma, Washington Terrltory, under tho heading of " Dlstlnguished Vlsltors," haa the following: "By special traln from Portland on Frlday evenlng last a dUtinguiahed party nrrived in thls city, consisting of Senator Georgo F. Ed raunds of Vermont, presidlng olllcer of tlie United States sennte, Mra. Edmunda nnd daughter, Thomas F. Oakes, vice-president of the Northern Faciflc railroad company, Mlra Arthur nnd Lleutenant Arthur, ex-Sonator Corbott of Oregon, C. H. Prescott, manngcr of the O. II. & N. company, nnd others. Tbe party left tho cara and stepped upon a etcamer for Victorla nnd other polnts on the gound When Senator Edraunds' nttentlon waa dl rected to tho mammoth snow-covered moun taln Old Tacoma ho gaied at itintently.and then exclaimed: ' That takes tho ragl' Thus the reputatlon of Tacoma la eatnbllshed on na hlgh nuthorlty aa tho Green Mountaln stntes- mnn. to be the banner mountaln of the con tlncnt." The dlrectors of the Kutlnnd railroad conv pany havo publlshed for tho lnformntlon of the stockholders a statement of the operations of Its late treasuror, J. M, Haven. The dlrectors say Mr, Haven's cash nccount " Is short to an amount not less tliau $38,000 nnd posslbly n larger buiii," and that the actual over-lssue of atock now outstandlng la believed to bo 2,3'Jl sbnres. Clcment & Sona of ltutlaud, possee sors of tho tpurloua sharea, hnvlng lssued a circular, tho object of which seemed to be to counect Ilon, J, II. I'ngo wlth Haven's opera tlons, Mr. l'ago haa publlthed a statement to tho stockholdora of tho Hutland company, ln which he defends himselt ugninst tlio nttacka of Clement & Co., aud J. M, Haven nlso makos au ullldavlt to Mr, l'ago'a entlre lnnocence of any compllclty in any of tho operatlona ln which ho haa boen engnged, There seems to be an effort by a factiou of stockholders, to which the Clementa bolong, to got control of tho affalrs of tho Hutland road of which Mr, l'ago Is now president, aud the war upon hlm un doubtedly haa thia for Ua real object. The Hutland Jleruld nrguea in favor of a Sunday nlght traln from thls state to the cltles of Iloston nnd New York and says: "Wohave moio than onco been told by gontlemen doing buslnesa in Now York and Boston that Ver mont would bo thetr cholco for a summor boino, If they could tako a Sunday nlght traln to roturn from tho Vermont summer rotreata, and reach thelr business Monday forenoon. We know of no sound roason In morals why a Sunday nlght traln should not run out of Ver mont for the convenlcnce of tho publlc wlth a much proprioty aa n traln runa into Ver mont ovory Sunday mornlng, . . Ver mont la full of placca tlint onght to be nnd would be thronged wlth clty vlsltors nll sum mer, lf wo encouraged thelr comlng by nfford ing them, na far aa posslblo, the Bamo faclll tlea for travel Sunday nlght that nre obtnined ln all tho leading cltles of tho land." After il haa boon domonstratcd that it is not an offense Agalnst morals, tho next quostlon is, Would such n traln pay? In our oplnion it would havo been put on long ago, if that qucatlon could be favorably nnswercd. The maln bullding of tho Vermont Shado Hollor Manufactutlng company, in Vergennes, was totally destroyod by flro Saturday nlght, The flre orlginated ln tho furnaco room ln tho baaoment, and Is believed to have resulted from a back drnught from tho flro under tho botlors. Tbe flreman mado hls escapo from the third story of the bullding and waa some what burned. He falled to put ln oporation any of tho appllancea provlded for such an cmergency, and nothlng whatever waa saved except a plece of beltlng valued at S00. From the malu bullding tho flamea rnn to the com pany'a two shavlnga houscs and the barn, and theso wero destroyed, wlth thelr contents. A large quantlty of valuablo lumbor was nlso burned. Tho llamcs nl(o communicated with a store and dwolllng, and a tenement house, and dcatroyed them both. Tho Shade Hollor Com pany'8 buildinga nnd contents were valued at about 835,000 and the insuranco Is 820,100. The bullding was of wood, 130xC0 feet and three stories high. It was only four years old, havlng beon bulltln 1870 to replace the former bullding, which waa also destroyod by fire In Aprll of that year. The fourteenth annnal meetlng of the Vcr. mont Edltors' and Pnbllshers' Association was hold Bt Nowport last Tuesday and Wednesday Ti6 following papers were reprosented: Bar ton Monitor, Montpelier Mcsstnutr, Lyndon Unlon, St. Johnsbury Calcdonian, St. Albans Metsenyer, Woodstock Jge, Bradford Oplnion, Bellows Falls Times, Barre Enterprise, Sprlng. fleld Reporter, Manchester Journal, Montpelier Frceman, Northfield iveiM, Poultney Jburnaf, Morrisville Xews and Citizen, St. Johnsbury Index, Fairhaven Era, Windsor Journal, nnd the Newport Eipress. There were also pres. ent C. S. Forbes, Vermont mnnagr Boston Journal: D. Leonard of Brattleboro; W. II. Tucker; and L. W. Rowell of St. Johnsbury, The meetlng on Tuesday evenlng was called to order by A. N. Swain, Esq., president. Mr. C. M. Stone, the treasuror, made n report showlng 530 42 on hand and the nnnual dues for tho current year were remitted. The fol lowing ofllcers wero elected : President, A. N, Swaln; vlce presldents, D. M. Camp, C. M Cbasa, G. H. Blake; recordlng secretary, II. E. rart.er; corresponaing secretary, u. m. uimp; treasurer, C. M. Stone. Wodnesday afternoon the assoclatlon went by steamer to Owl's Head and Magog, and had a very enjoyable trlp. The arrangements for tho meetlng and tho ex- cursion wero made by Mr. Camp of tho Ex- preis. Only about one-thlrd of the papers in the state were represented at tho meetlng. In tho case of the Lycomlng Fire Insurance company agalnst M. Wright & Sons of Mont pelier and same ngalnst J. S. Wheelock of Ber lin, argued at the last term of tho supreme court ln thls county, the court has handed down Its oplnion. Tbe plnlntiff was a Pennsyl vanla rautual fire insurance company and was llcensed to do nnd dld business In thls state from 1874 to 1879. Tlie defendants becarno Insured In thls company ln 1870 for five years. In 18S0 and wnlle the promium notes, given by the defendant wero ln forco, the company be came insolvent, and, under tho provisions of the statutes of Pensylvania waa dlssolved, and a recelver appolnted wlth powers prejcrlbed by tho Ponnsylvanla statutes, to collect the debts nnd property of tjio company ln Its namo or otherwise. These sults wore brought to re- cover assessments mado by the company upon tho premium notes given by defendants. They pleaded that the assessments were not collecta' ble. First, becauso the company was not ro- sponslble for the ncts and neglects of Its agenta In accordance with the provlsiona ef Section 3,018 of the Hovised Laws, nnd second, because the company had not filed a copy of its by-laws in tho Secretary of State's ofllce as required by Section 3,010 of the Hevlsed Laws. To these ploas the plalntlff demurred. The supremo court has held that the suit was brought in tho namo of tho company and that the recelver had power to collect tho assesta of the company ln thls htate, no crcdltor havlng Intervened to pre- vent it, or to clalm tho nsseta na agalnst the recelver, and that as tho statutes of thls state declared it to bo unlawful for nn Insurance company to do business in thls state wlthout havlnz obtalned n llcenso from the commissloners so to do, the obtaining of such license was a conditlon precedent to a right of tho company to contract or enforco its contracts hero, nnd that the declaratlon should have alleged that the plalntlff obtnined such n llcenie, and that the ndmUslon In tho pleu of havlng obtalned a license was not sulllclontly dlrect to curo tho fallure of nllegatlon In tho declaratlon, Aa to tho nllegatlons ln the other pleaa that the plalntlff had not iiled a copy of its by-laws, or becotne rosponeiblo for the acta nnd neglects of lts agents, the court sald that the clalm made that a llceino Is ovt dence that tho plalntlff had done nll that was nccessary to hls right to It, need not be consld ered becauso It dld not appoir upon the dec laratlon that a license had been obtalned, That the genernl rulo was that n contract pro hlbited by law waa lllegal and not enforclblc, That the leglalaturo can detormlne tho condt tions upon which forclgn corporatlons may trnnsact buslncgs horo aud that nll business transactlons nnd contracts entered Into by them wlthout complinnce wlth such condltions, wero lllegal und uot onforclblo. That tho wholo statuto must be exarained to dlscover whether tho legislature intonded to provent the eatorce mentof prohlblted contracts, nnd that upon examluatlon of tho statutes the court wna sat Isfiod It was tho leglslatlve Intent to prevont the euforcement of contracts untll companles had couiplied wlth the lnw. Tho court held that the ploaa domurred to wero sulllcicnt nnd the cnusos woro remandod to tho county court In order that plalntlffa mlght umend thelr plendlngs. An oplnion haa beon fllod In tho case of Charles N, Mosoley vs. tho Vermont Mutual Firo Insuranco Company which was takon to the Supremo Court, on oxccptions by tho dofoud- nnts, from the Addison county coutt, Tho prlnclpnl polnts of genornl interest in tho opln ion are wlth refercnco to tho keeplng of gun powder nnd inllnmmablo liqulda by the In snred. Ono clnuse In defendant compnny'a pollcy rcads : "tho keeplng of gunpowder for sate or ln storngo, upon or ln the promises Insured, wlthout a requcst in tho nppllcntion and expresa pcrmlsslon ln tho pollcy, shall render it vold;" and nnothor gays; " no cam phene, ctc, or any other lnflammable llquld (except korosone) shall bo kept for snle ln any bullding heroafter Insured in tho company, wlthout wrltten pormlsslon." Tlie policy of Insurance wns taken out on n gonoral stock of morchandlse kept by tho plalntlff in Bridport ln a storo which waa owned by another party and not Insured by defendants companv. Araong othor thlnga ho kopt gunpowder for sale, and the company Introduced evldenco to show that ho also sold turpentine and gin. The court held to tho general princlplo that the condltions of the pollcy should bo inter preted strictly in favor of the company, but liborally ln favor of tho insured, and so do- cldod that tho phraso " upon or In tho premlses insured " could not bo applled ln thla case, as there wero no promlsca insured, but n stock of dry goods, and thereforo that the kccplng of gunpowder, etc, would not render plalntlff's policy void. It wlll bo noticed that thla opln ion docs not decldo tho question ns to whether thla prohlbltory clauso, lf dlsobeyed, would or would not rendor vold a pollcy in which n bullding wns insured, but leavea that as beforo. The court very neatly avolded declding whether the keeplng of lnflimmable liquids would ren der a polloy vold by saying that no testlmony was Introduced by defendant company to prove that gln and turpentine belonged to thla class, and In tho absence of such testlmony, the court would not tnke It for granted that thoy dld. Furthermore It Is stated that the prohlbltlon applles to keeplng these liquids "ln any bullding Insured," whereas ln thls caso tho bullding waa not insured, The othor polnts raised by the company were moatly technical, but the docisions show that the whole tendency of the courts ls to Interpret policies ns far as posslblo ln tho Interest of tho Insured. Tho following extract from the oplnion which ia taken from a decision by another court wlll be of interest: "They policies aro unlpartite. They are in the form of receipts from tho insurers to the Insured, embodying covenants to corrpensate for losses descrlbed. They aro glgned by the insurers only. In general the insured never sees the pollcy nntil nfter ho contrncta and pays his premium, and ho then most frequently receives it from a dlstance, when It Is too lato for hlm to obtaln explanations or modlficatlons of the policy Bent hlm. The policy, too, ls generally filled wlth conditions inserted by persons skllled ln tho learnlng of the Insuranco law, and acting In the exclusive Intorests of the Insuranco company. Out of these circum atances the princlplo haa grown np in tho coutta that these policies must be construed Hberally ln respeot to the porsons Insured, and strictly wlth reference to the Insuranco com pany." The judgment of the lower court waa afflrmed. The amount ordered to be paid, with the intereat thereon, waa nearly 83000. Fersoual. Hon. Elijah Cleveland of Coventry dled Monday nlght, after a brlef illness. Hon. JonN W. Dorsey of star route fame la stopplng with hia famlly nt Middlebury. Warren Giihw, Esq., of Burlington wlll attend tho Grand Army Heunion at Denyer, Col. Phincii'AL Pdtney of St. Johnsbury with hls famlly ia spendlng a month at Kennebunk port, Mnlne. Hon. W. C. French of Woodstock was recontly thrown from hla carriago and quite sevorely Injurcd. Mrs. A. P. Ciiilds of Bennington was thrown from hor cnrrlago at a railroad crosslng and recelvod severe injnries. Justice Bradley of the United States su premo court ia spendlng the summor at the Mount Mansfield house ln Stowe. Wm. Hayden, Esj., of Albany, long known as an entorprislng and successful business man, dled of npoplexy on Monday, July 0. Hev. W. A. Worthinoton, formerly pastor of the Baptist church In Bernardstown, Mass., has accepted a call from the Baptist church in Groton. Dn. Charles Pain Tiiayer of Boston, Mass., has been elected adjunct professor of nnat omy In the medical department of the Unlver slty of Vermont. Mr. S. W. Landon, the princlpal of tbe Burlington hlgh school, hns decllned an offer of a slmilar posltlon ln Malden, Mass., at a galary of 82500 per year. Principai. Goldthwaitk of the St. Albans high school wlll make a trlp to Europe thls summer, and sailod from New York on Satur day, ln tho steamer "Clty of Rome." Hon. Frkdkiuck Billinos nnd wife started for Now York last Wednesday, intendlng to be goue about two weoks nnd make a short stop at Saratoga before their return home. Hicv. Dit. L. O. Biiastow of Burlington haa recelvod n call to the Congregatlonal church at Wyandotto, Kan. Kov. Dr. Brastow has gono thlthor to look over the fie'.d, and wlll gubse quently attend the grand army meotlng in Uenver. IIo wlll return home eome tlme In Atigust, Maj. E. D, Rkt!NOton of Chicngo waa ln town last week. Maj. Hedington was a pay master in the Unlon army, was subsequently in the pay department of the Pacifio rallwar, and Is nnw In the lumber trade ln Chicngo. Maj Hedington Is a natlvo Vermonter, son of 1.. (J. Itedlngton formerly of fct. Johnsbury, nnd ua liosu ol warm irlends among Green Mount.tins. Montpelier. Giconnr. G. Kfxlooo nnd famlly nro ln town. MissJoJiEDKWEYnnd Mlss Jane Gulld started on n Western trlp Monday, Mihh Bklle Fifiku) wlll glve a party to a few of her frlends thls oveniug. F, W. Morsk nttended the meetlng of pas gengor agents nt Fnbynn'a last week, Mna. Ecoene Hand gave atoa party to somo of her.frlenda last Wednosday evenlng, Mrs. C. W. Willaiiii wlll stnrt soon on a western trlp, goiug to Mlnneapolts, Mlnn, Mrs. Gicoudic Lanodon haa gono to Old Orchnrd beach for a Btay of two or three weeka, A new asplraut for legal fnmo nppeared In tho famlly of Jolm G, Wlng, lCsq,, Monday moruing. Mit. and Mrs. C. C. Uamsdell, oltho Watcii jian force, are spendlng a week'a vacatlon at Plainfield. II. D. IIoi'itiNS, Jr., la spendlng a fow days In the vlciuity of St. Albans. Ho hau com pleted hls engagement at the post-olUce. Mlss Kknniidy of Burlington, n classmato nnd Intlmnte frlond of Mlss ltuth Jewett, hna been vlsltlng wlth her, returning Monday. The Seventh-day Adventlsta of Vermont wlll hold n cnmp-meetlng on tho fair ground tha latter part of next month, the samo ns last year. Gua Lull, whoso hand wna jammed white coupllng cars last week, ls getting on well, havlng had tho forefinger of tho lnjnrod hand amputntcd. A l'ARTY of about forty, under tho leader shlp of C. A. Owler, left for Highgato Springa yesterday, wliere they wlll spend two or threo weeks ln camp. A nioht nLOOMiNO CEitEUS at the American House has attracted Bome Attentlon, havlng had two blossoms open Saturday nlgbt and four Sunday nlght, Aha Blanciiaiiu haa decidcd to make hla now block fourteen feet dceper than he orfgln ally Intended. Tho dlmonelons wlll be nlnety- llve oy nmety-six leet. Thk marrlago of Mlss Gertle Emery and Mr. Wlll C. Evans occurrcd last Wednesday and tho young couple started at onco for Chlcago whero they wlll reslde. There was a plcnlc nt Benjamln's Falls yes terday which was partleipated in by Mrs. M. D. Gilman, Mrs. II. A. Huse, Mrs. Georgo Heed, Mrs. E. D. Hyde nnd Mrs. C. B. Wllson. Chester W. Meruill, n son of the Into Hon. Ferrand Merrlll, nnd now llbrarlan of tho Cln clnnatt publlo llbrary, la vlsltlng wlth his bIb tors, the Mlsses Charlotte nnd Mary Merrlll. A stated convocatlon of Klng Solomon R. A. Clinpter, No. 7, wlll bo held at Masonlc hall on Thursday evenlng. July 10th, at half-past seven o'clock. Hegular Council meoiing at Beven o'clock. We nre Informed that Princlpal J. R. Brack ett has tho offer of a posltlon aa princlpal of North Adams (Mass. ) hlgh school ata salary of Sl,500 per year. He does not expect to leavo town before the mlddlo of Auguat. Edward Dewky and famlly, wlth one ox ceptlon, will go to Cushlng's Island, Portland harbor, tho latter part of thls week for a stay of two or three weeks. Mr. Thomas Dewey will spend hls vacatlon at Nantucket. The ladios of Hothany church wlll glvo a lawn nartv at Mr. E. N. Scovlll's. Thurs day evenlng, July 19th. Ico cream and cake, twenty-five cents. If the weather ls unfavor able, tho party wlll bo post'poned to Frlday evenlng. Mns. Charles Dewey wna In n hotel at Sprlngfield when the freshet occurred at that place, and so sudden was the comlng of the water that she was obllged to hurry up staira to escapo, and left the house from a second atory wlndow on n ladder. It took a traln of eight cars to accommodato those who went to the plcnlo at Wlllsboro Polnt last Thursday, there being about threo hun dred in the party. Tho occaslon waa nn ex ccptlonally pleasant one to all who went, as nothing occurred to mar tho day'a enjoymont. At a meetlng of Co. II., N. G. V., held last Thursday evenlng, Lleut. H. W. Keinp was elected captaln, in place of Joseph Morse, re signed, Frank I. Pitkln wns promoted from second tn first lleutenant, and Geo. P. Dewey from first sergeant to second lleutenant. Tho appolntlve ofllces will bo filled to-morrownlght. The Beedle and Prindlo Pleasure Party drew rather a small house last wednesday oyeuing, but gave a good show, the muslcal perform nnces of tho Bendens being especially note worthy. Tho scolding which some of tbe per formers gave thoso who dld como, on account of those who stnld away, was the least pleasing portion of the entortalnment and showed a lack of good taste. Friday evenlng, July 0, Distrlct Depnty C. W. Guernsey Installed the following ofllcers ot Thomas Wildey Encarapment, No. 11, I. O. O. F., C. P., C. E. Caustlo; II. P John P. Don ovan; S. W., John W. Gou'd; J. W., Charles O. Fostei; Sciibe. II. E. Slayton; Treasurer, D. W. Dudley, Gulde, C. T. Summers; F. W.,' A. T. Keith; S. W., William GlynnjT. W., C. W. Guernsey; I. S., David L. Sanders; O. S., William Wllson. Goversor Barstow was In town last Thurs day. .. ,C. J. Gloison has returned from Plaln fiold Sprlngs....E. W. Thompson was ln town yesterday. . . . Sheriff Parish of Randolph called on us Tuesday. .. .F. W. Morse ls in Ports mouth, N. H., on railroad business, and will return to-morrow Mlss Hattie B. Simonda is vlsiting with her grandparents In Jericho. ....Mlss Anna May Lamphier has been yUlt Ing with her aunt, Mrs. E. Joslyn. Professor Gould's class receptlon occurred Thursday evenlng and was a very pleasant oc caslon. The floor was given to the young folks for the first hour and they Improved the op twrtunltv rleht merrllv. Later thero was gen eral danclng, which was kept up until about two o'clock. As the nllalr was by Invltatlon only, there was a select company, which was a pleasant feature. Mr. Gould has been hero several seasons, nnd has made many frlends who are glad to welcome hlm each returning Bummer. Last Wednesday evenlng Distrlct Deputy Georgo L, Lane installed tho following ofllcers of Vermont Lodge, No. 2. Independent Order of Odd Fellows: N. G Truraan R. Gordon; V. G., John P. Donovan; R. S., Chas. W. Guern sey; P. S., Chas. F. Collins; Treas., D. W. Dudlev; Cond., Frank Sherburne; War., Chas. W. Selinas; R. S. N. G.. Geo. L. Lano; L. S. N. G Dr. A. Clark; R. S V. G., Storea T. Noyes; L. S. V. G Georgo Trombloo; R, S. S., II. E. Slayton; L. S. S., Chas. O. Fostor; I. G., Dvld L. Sanders; O. G, Willard Wllson; Chap., Jlarble Hussell; S. P. G., C. E. Caustlc. The report has gone abroad that there were more atteinpted burglarles last week Tuesday evenlng at the residences of A. A. Mead, E. D, Hyde and Mra. Arthur Bancroft on Loomls street, but tnegtory has very sllght foundatlon In fact. It appears that Will Rlvers was at E. D. Hyde'a attending to legal business, when about eleven o'clock he and his companion, who wero on tho back plarza, discovered a man on the premlses. They nrousod the household, but the invader proved to bo Georgo Scrlbner, who clalmed to be looking for burglars. The usual A'nenitles ot tbe occaslon, and tome that were quite uuusual, were exchanged between Scrlbner nnd the female portion of the afore sald leaal party, andthehousehould being thor- oughly nroused, dld not get much eleep that nlgHt. Jedediah D. Hopkins, of Taberg, N. Y who left Vermont In 1837, la in town vlsiting hls nephew, II. D. Hopklns. Sinco hia removal to New York state Mr. Hopklns has vlgitod Ver mont but once, which was ln 1845. Mr. Hop klns wns born in Enosburgh, nnd wns ono of a large famlly. Hls brothers nnd slsters have all passed on, except the venerable Deacon Ileman Hopklns of Montgomery. His nephews nnd nleces nre numerous, nnd are mostly settled In eastern Franklin county, and he undortnkes the present tour to vlstt them all wlth thelr chil dren. He says that when ho ghnll have done so be will have seen about nlnety ot them. Mr. Hopklns Is a great-grandson of Hev. Jede diah Dewey, the first settled mlnister of Ver mont, who helped to organlze, and was for sev eral years pastor of,tho Bennington First church. At tho annual meetlng ot tho Sabln Slato Company, which was held tho 12th lut., the following persons were chosen dlrectors nnd ofllcers for the year cusulng; Dlrectors Charles T. Sabln, W. H. II. Bingham, John B. Thurs ton, Edwnrd D. Blackwfll, Georgo Jewett, John llurney. Charles R. Burlelgh. , Ollleers Charles T, Sabiu, tiresldont; Edward D. Blackwell, treasurer; Jaines T. Sabln, Clerk. Flnance commltteo Jarues H. Langdon, W. H. H, Blugham, John B. Thur.ton, Subtequently the following resolutlons wero prosented aud unanlmously adopted: " llesohxd, That thls board learns wlth profound regret ot the death of our estecmed associnte, Charles Burlelgh Esq, They doera It a great losa to thls corpo ration to which hls energy and excellont judg ment In establishlng hnvecontributcd so much . nnd whtlo we bow ln submlssion to thls dls pensatlon of dlvlno providenco, wo romember with ploasure hls raro nccompltshments, as n sagaclous. ecleutlfla and businens inember of tlils board ; ns well na hls genlal and uprlght charactor as a man nnd cltizen. Jtesolveil, That wo tender the heartfelt sympathy ot thla board to the famlly ln thtlr great bereaveinent, that we presont them wlth a copy of these reso lutlons, and tho clerk ls hereby dlroctcd to record the same." tho DirrriNO seems to bo the favorlto mothod ot whiting away the tlme for some ot Bellows Falls' cltltcns.