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BY W. W. PJRESCOTT.
MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1SS3.
VOJu. 78. 4012. NO. 47.
"wEDNKSDAY, SEPTEMBElt 5, 1883.
All tbe leadlng medlclnea for sale nt Fiank
II. Bascom'a dtug nnd ciunr storo.
Blackukrry cordlal and Jamaica glnger, for
Bummer complalnts, at Frank II. Bascom'a
Wanted A capablo woman to do house
work Ifi a small lamlly. Call at thla ofllce fot
Tkade dollars taken for ono hundred centa
by buylng that worth of druga and medlclnea
at Frank II. Bascoin's drug store.
J. C. Giiigos has a lar o new stock of men's
and boya' klp and calf boots, to whlch he in
vltea tlie attentlon of tbe publlc, botb tn regard
to quallty and prlco.
Home ngalnl Frank II. Bascom ls back ngaln
to greet hls f riends and cuatomors, havlng bad
two months of booinlug trnde at his new and
elegant drug store ninong tbe Thousand Islanda.
J. C, Gitiaoa would callattenHon tohis etock
of men's, boys' and youtbs' klp and calf boots
for fall trade. and specially to tbo boys' boots
whlch bave bcen solccted wlth great care.
Brlng tbe boys and have them fitted uplngood
Bhape at GriggV sboe storo, Waterbury.
Sbrvices wlll be conducted by Rev, II. F.
IIUl at Wrighfa MIlls at half-past two o'clock
p. M., next Sunday.
A general term of the supreme court Is
ordered to be beld at Montpelier on tbe fourth
Taesday of October next, the 23d.
A beceiver bas been appointed for the Ver
mont Copper Mlntng cornpany at Vershire;
also for the Goddard mlne at Corinth.
Mn. WmaiiT is to hold a meetlng In the
cemetery school house, Middlesex, next Sun
day at half-past two o'clock in tbe af ternoon.
Thk Iloward Park fair opens next Monday.
From present lndlcations tbe exhlbltlon wlll be
the largest and fineat ever known in tbis state.
The remalns of Mrs. Dorcas Leonard, form-
erly of Worcester but moro recently of St,
Albans, were brought to her old home yester
day for interment.
It bas been decided that a cont Btamp partly
on the wrapper and partly on the newspaper
constltutes a sealed package, and wlll go only
to the dead letter ofllce.
Nelson Shohey of Plainfield onters the
llsts for the prize on long ears of corn, baving
gent one to thls ofllce whlch is thirteen inches
in length. Who beats it?
Ari'EAitANCES seem to indicate that the Hut
land Natlonal Bank, of whlch John B. Page ls
presldent, ls gottlng into rather deep water and
some Interestlng developmenta may be x
Tnu premium llsts are out for the sixth an
nual fair of the White Uiver agrlcultnral so-
ciety tobo held at Bethel September 18th, lSth
and 20th. Tbere is a good line of premlnma for
stock and agrlcultural products and 8200 is of
STred in tbree parses for horse trottlng
The ninth annual meetlng of tho Woman's
Cbristlan Tempcranco Union of Vermont wlll
be held at West Randolph Thnrsday and Frl
day, September 20th and 21st. An Interestlng
programme bas been prepared, lncludlng an
addresa Friday evening by Mlss Frances E.
Willurd, presldent of the Natloual Woman's
Cbristian Temperance Union.
On the mornlng of August 27th a son of Mr.
Murphy, who llves ln Sharon about two mllea
from South Strafford, was accldentally shot.
A thirteen-year-old son of Mr. Murphy had
loaded a gun, Intending to shoot nt a wood
chuck, and the gun was accldentally discharged,
Btriklng a younger brother, slx years old, inthe
back of tbe neck, killlng him Instantly.
Reoeivek Rich of the St. Albans Trust Com
pany bas satisfied hlmself that there are good
and available assets sufllcient to pay tbe de
posltors f ully thirty per cent of thelr claims.
What may be realizod bereafter from assets
whlch may be regarded as doubtful he is un
able at present to form an oplnion, but wlll
communlcate hls judgment to thedepositors,
wlth a detalled statement of the sltuatloD, as
soon as posslble.
It Is stated that the dlrectors of the Lamoille
county fair are having a hard tlme in securing
somo one to dellver tho annual address, so
they have decided to compromlse tbe questlon
of who shall delirer the usual address, by
omltting it entlrely. Two or three of the dl
rectors wlshed to secure Ingersoll if posslble,
but an inlluential meinber of the board threat
ened to reslgn if thls was porslsted ln, and so
the whole matter was dropped. Therefore,
tbere wlll be no address.
Between the Christlan Messenger of Mont
pelier and tho unchrlstlan Messenyer of St.
Albans, The Watcuman had a hard tlme laBt
week. We decided, however, to get out one
moro lssue before glvlng up the flght, just to
seo lf we were entlrely demorallzed. The od
ltor of the fonner paper, Itev. J. It. Baitlett of
Barre, evldently haa a very poor oplnion of thls
paper and its publlsher, for whlch we are duly
sorry, but being unable to belp it, we shall do
our beat to struggle along under hls censure.
Twkntv-fjvk Itallans cmployed on the La
moille Valley extenslon rallway noar Swan
ton, struck for lncreased wagea Saturday.
uaptnm llawley, one ol tbe contractors, a
powerful man, vlslted the Italian quar
ters and orderod tho Btrlkers oil tho rallroad
proporty, and ou thelr refusal juinped into tho
mldstof the gang and began throwlng the men
out doors, and after a dozen had boen tbus
served terror selzed the remalndor and they
juinped through the windowa and rushed to
the gravel pit and began work.
The Rutlaud Ilerahl makes some tolllng
oomparlsona between tbe statemouts of the St.
Albaus Trust corapany and of the Montpelier
Savinga Bank and Trust Company, aapubllshed
in the Watcuman, and very pertlnently saysi
" llila vlolent contrast between the Montpelier
Trust Company, whlch paya six per cent dlvl-
dend aud ls lu a state of auperb financial
health, and the broken bank o( the St. Albans
Trust Company ia slmply the dlfforence be
tween honesty and dlshuncstyj between folly
and wlsdom; between bonor and dishonor; be
tween ildellty and Iraud."
It has been UBual for postmaetera to glvo to
detectlves or othera interested In traclng sus-
pected peraons informatlon derlved from the
addresBes of letters paBsing through thelr handa
or from requests to forward correspondence,
The poBt-olllco department now decldea that
thla practlce must not contlnue, but knowl
edge of a personal character acqulred by
postmastor In hla ofllclal capaclty muat be re
garded as strlctly confldentlal. Thia dcclslon
was mado ln answer to the lnqulry of n post-
master who wlshed to know whether bo was at
llberty to give tho present nddresa of a person
suspected of being a horso thief, who haa re
quosted tho postmaster to forward hls mall to
A iiubqlaiiy was committed at Jonesville
Tuesday nlght of last week. Wednesday
mornlng when tho grocery store of Sayles &
Kddy was opcned the room waa full of smoke
and papers and postage stamps were ecattored
about. The safe bad been blown open and
8128 In caBh taken. A small sum ln speclo was
also taken from the money drawers. Tliroo
susplclous characters wero notlcod lurklng
around the vlclnlty Tuesday nlght. They
wero nll well dressedjind carried small satch-
els. No clue to the perpetrators bas as yet
been found, furthor than thls.
AN item ln the Boston Travcllcr stated that
"tho town of St. Albans, Vt is excited over
the reported crookedncss of some of the town
ofllclals. Tho books of the town have boen
kept In n loose way for several years, and it Is
reported that frnudulent town orders to tho
amount of from 810,000 to 820,000 have been
drawn." The Mcsnnyer denles the stary In
toto, nnd sayB". "It would be Interestlne to
know where tho Travcller gets its excluslve
informatlon ' about St. Albans affalrs, for no
other paper haa the samo nowa. It ls evldent
that the above rcport was furnlshed by some
maliclouB person for a elnlster purpose."
A iieetinci of the deposltors of the St. Al
bans Trust Company was held at St. Albans
last Saturday evening. As there was not n
large number present, it was decided after con-
slderable dlscusslon, to adjnurn till Saturday
of tbis week at half-past twelve o'clock, when it
is lntended to mako a permanent and eff ectlve
organlzatlon. In the meantimo posters are to
be clrculated and the deposltors nottfied of the
meetlng, so aB to attend or be rcpresentcd by
other deposltors. There Ia a deep nnd earnest
determlnation among deposltors to seo that
every cent posslble 1b reallzed and tbat delln
quents are punlshed, wboever they may be,
nnd tho deposltors are working in nnity to
Mn. Lyman CniLD, who keepa a grocery.
tlour and fecd store at Bethel, found, on open
ing bis store Monday mornlng, that It hnd
been entered somo tlme after seven o'clock the
prevlous evening by bnrglars, the safe blown
open, and between S1,C00 nnd 82,000 stolen
Kntrance to the buildlng was made by prylng
open a door in the rear, and the safe waa
opened by drllllng a hole through tho door ln
about the mlddlo of the lock and inserting
cartridge, the sbell of wbich was found in the
door. A blacksmith shop was entered during
the nlght and a bltstock and blt taken, whlch
waa fonnd near the store, wlth a piece of old
ateam-pipe, used to pry open the door. No
clue as yet to the burglars.
It must bave been an interestlng scene in
Lyrlc ball, New York, last week, says the Sun
" wben several hundred doaf mutes gathered
there In convention, and the Itev. Job Turner
prayed and the presldent of the convention do
llvored an Interestlng address, both without
ntterlng a ryllable, and yet expressing thelr
Ideas flnently in the noiseless language of men
who can nelther speak nor hear. What a sln
gular scene it must have been, too, when
'heated debate' occurred over the qnestlon
whether ono or two tickets shonld bo put in
thefield for the electlon of ofllcers, without any
of the shouting and babbllng that characterize
sucb debates in other assemblles! The deaf
mute language certainly has some advantnges
over thoso whlch aro spoken wlth wagging
Tnirfollowlng item appeared in the first
issue of the New York StmTuesday, Septem
ber 3d, 1833, and was about the newsieiit para
graph in the paper: " A boy ln Vermont, ac-
custpmcd to working alone, was so prone to
whlstllng, that, as soon aa he was by hlmself,
he nnconcclously commenced. When aslcep
tbe muscles of bls mouth, chestnnd lungs were
so completely concatenated in the asoclation,
he whistled wlth astonishlng shrillnes. A pale
conntenance, loss of appetlte, and almost total
prostration of strength, convlnced bls mother
it would end ln'deatli, lf not speedlly over
come, whlch was accompllshed by placing him
In the soclety of another boy, who had ordera
to give him a blow as soon as he began to
wbistle." Thla fable seems to teach wlth great
forco that the Sun began by telllng only the
truth, but somo of its later issues would indi
cate a departure from tbis hlgh standard.
A St. Alhans dlspatch Bays that two niem-
bers of the New York syndlcate, who are ne-
gotlatlng for the purchase of tbo Southeastcrn
railroad, made a ilylng vislt to St. Albans
Saturday, and bad a conference with Mr. Bar
low, as a result of whlch certaih papera were ex
ecuted, whlcb it ls sald have the effect to put the
syndlcate ln Mr. Barlow'a place and decide tho
qnestlon of purchase. The delay ln consumma-
tlon has been caused by tbe attitude of some
of tbe Southeastern dlrectors, notably, Cbaff ee,
who ia understood to be a Canadlan Pacific
man, and who has publlcly stated tbat Mr.
Barlow had no IntereBt to sell ln the road nnd
could trnnsfer no tltle. There Is good reacon
for tho bellef that the ayndicato have aban
doned attempts at an amlcable arrangement
with the dlrectors nnd credltors and taken the
step whlch places them in Mr. Barlow'a sthoep,
fully prepared for a flght to malntaln thelr po
sltlon, ahould it prove neceBaary,
Coukskl for the Vermont & Canadn and the
new consolldated rallroad company bf Vermont
have agreod on a course of nctlon in tho Haz
ard sult. Thls Is brought by Mr. Ilazard, a
Btockholder ln the Vermont & Canada rallroad,
to prevent tho proposed consolidatlon of the
Central Vermont system into the new com
pany and the wlplng out of tho Vermont &
Canada stock by Its exchange for the bouds
whlch tho new corporatlon ls to isnue. The
hearing wlll be before Judge Wheelor of the
fcderal court at Burlington to-day. Senator
Edmunds nnd B. F. Fifield, K-q., wlll nppear
for the road and Elliij Mtrwin, Kq., of Iloston
for Mr, Ilazard. The injunctlon granted by
Judgo Fiold agalnst the Amerlcan Loan und
Trust company to permlt the lssue of tho
bonds, wlll hlnge upon Judge Wheeler'a decls
lou. In case he decldes that the Vermont &
Canada cannot execute a mortgsgo for the pur
pose of canceling lts own stock, tho attorneya
for the new corporatlon aroconfident tlintsome
method will be brought forward to overcome
all objectlons and go on wlth the consolida
tlon, Tho dolay caused by thla sult is the rea
son for tho non-completlon of tho consolidatlon
before thla tlme.
The danger of carelesBly handllng flrearma
received another tragio illustratlon at Hydo-
patk last Friday, Two young men, K. W.
Sumnor and Slgbert ltogers. owned no less
than aeven woapons of varloua klnds and had
ocquirod tho reputatlon of being somowhat
reckless wlth them. In aomo way, na yet un
explained, Sumnor shot ltogers through the
benrt, killlng him instantly. They wero alone
In tho houso nt the tlme. Sumner rnn to E.
S. Rogors' store, exclalmlng: "I have shot
Bert." Mr. ltogers reachod the house in a
mlnnte but found bls brother dead, Wben
Sumnor saw Rcgers dead he became frantlc
and apparently Insane, and lt took tho untted
force of tliroo strong men to reatraln him from
dolng violence to hlmself. The doctora wore
obllged to put him under the Influence of
chloroform. Tbree plstola were found ln the
room where the tragedy occurred. From wbat
can bo gathered from Sumnor's half-lncoherent
oxpresslons and knowledge of the boys pre
vlous careless practlces wlth flrearma, there Is
no donbt they wero snapplng the plstola nt
each other, beliovlng them unloaded. Sumner
Bubsequentlr recovered from tho influence of
chloroform and becamo caltner. Tho young
men wero nbout eighteen yoara of ago.
A nkw locomotlve has just been put on the
Central, whlch lstho bestand hnndsomcst pas
senger engine on the road. It Ia named the
" Governor Sralth," and was bnllt nt tho Ccn
tral Vermont sbops at St. Albans, under the
supervislon of Jamea M. Foa?, mastcr mechanlc
and assistant superintendent of the road. Tbe
new engine has n steel boiler, with slxty-
elght Incli drivers nnd cyllnder seventeen and
ono-hnlf by twenty-four. The boiler ls calcu-
latod tostand a pressure of ono hundred nnd
sixty pounds, or nbout thirty pounds moretHan
u-uial wlth onginea deslgned for similar work;
and it ls expected sbo will have about one-
fourth more power than the other passenger
englncs on the road. It welghs about thirty
nlne tons; haa one hundred and nlnety-nlne
fluea; no pumps ontslde, but ls provided with
water by moana of a Hancock inspirator; has
both the automatic and alr brake apparatns at
tached. The trucks of the engine and tender
bave the English wrought iron wheels with
steel tlres a few of whlch have been in use
Iately on the road. The whlstlo Ia a "chime
whlstle," conslsting of three sounds combined
ln ono chord. It Is lntended to run on the
Chicago and Boston day express.
An Ingentous mode of smuggling korosene
Into Canada haa been discovered by the Cana-
dian authorltles. Althouzh our oil ia much
superlor to that mado from the Canadlan petro-
leum, the former Is sold at about twice the
price, and to protect it ngalnst the kerosene
from thls eide a duty of 83.S0 per barrel Is lald
on Amerlcan oll. The temptatlon to avold
paying tbis duty and get the superlor articlo
at half prlce bas been great, but the dlfllcultles
in the way of smugEllng it were eqnally great
and it was supposed to be almost lmpossible to
succeed at it. It now appears, however, that
Amerlcan kerosene haa been golng into Cana
dian marketa for a long timo without the
'knowledge of the custom house ofllcers. The
meana employed are very simple. The barrels
of keroseno are stored in tho wooda at an un
frequented spot on the river below Fort Erle
They are then placed ln tbe river, nnd made
into tows of twelve barrels. An ordfnary rnw
boat taken them in tow, and has safely landed
nobody knowa how mnny thousands of dollnrs'
worth on the Canadlan shore, In an eqnally un
protected apot. If the smuggler thould be np
proached by susplclous craft In cros?ing, tbe
evldence against him Is quickly and eaelly de
stroyed by letting tbo tow adrift and proceed
ing on hls way. The discovery of thls system
of smuggling ls sald to have created great
commotlon among Canadlan oil men.
A COLMMON occurred at Colchester Satnr
day evenlDg about eight o'clock between the
New York and Montreal express golng south
and tbe new Boston and Chicago fast express
going north. These tralus regularly papa at
thls statlon, the New York traln arrivlng first
and taking the sldo track, aa the Boston traln
does not stop thero. Saturday evening the cn
glneer of the New York traln, seelng that the
swltch was not set right, whistled nnd stopped.
At thia instant tljo Boston traln dashed around
the sharp curvo just thls side of tho statlon.
Both engtnea wero reversed, but there was not
enough tlme and distanceto prevent a colllslon
and they came togetherwltbacrash, thetankof
tho tender on the Boston traln telescoping the
baggago car. Tbe englneer and fireman of
the New York traln jumped after reversing
and were unhurt. George F. Jones, (cocn
monly called " Yankee " Jones), tbe englneer
of the Boston traln, and the flremnn, W. II.
Chllson, atayed on thelr machlne and were se
rlously injured, but probably not fatally. The
baggage-master and aomo gravel traln hands,
who were In the baggage car of the Boston
traln were injured, some of them quite Beverely.
The passengers were well shaken up, but there
was no injury to any except some sllght
brulses. It is not known on whom the respon
siblllty rests, but an lmmedlate invrstlgatlon
wlll be made. In consequence of the wreck
the nlght express south dld not reach bere tlll
Tiie following Is the programme of the an-
nual convention of the state Sabbatb-school
Assoclatlon, to be beld at Northfield next week
Tuesday, at 10 o'clock a. m,, devotionnl meet
lng; 10:30 a. ji., addrefs of weleomo by Rev,
W. S. Hazen, responded to by the presldent;
11 a. M,slnging; 11:10 a. m., "The Sunday
school and the home what can each do for
the othoi?" Prof. W. F. Sherwln; 2i-. m praise
service, M. D. Fuller; 2:30 i m,, qnestlon
drawer, conducted by Prof. W. F. Sherwln; 3
r. it,, nddress, " How can we Instruct cblldren
In mlsslons?" Rev. E. D. Mason; 3:30 v. m,
singing; 3:40 i ji,, instltute, conducted by
Prof. W. F. Sherwln; 7:30 r. m,, vesper Btr-
vice, Prof. W. F. Sherwln; 8 1 ji,, "The mes
sage of the church to tho boys," Rev. A. K,
Dunnlng. Wednesday, at 9 o'clock a. m., de-
votlonal seivlce, led by the presldent; 0.30 a,
ji., annual buslness meetlng; 10:30 a, m., slng'
lng; 10:15 A. m, "What ia rtqulred of tho
Sunday-school toacher in tbe matter of tem
perance teaching?" Mra. E. G. Greene; 11:18
A. m., " Pinctlcal methoda of questlonlng,
opened by A. W. Edson, A. M., and dltcui'sed
by the convention in thre(-mlnute speeches;
2 i", m,, promlae meetlng; 2:30 v. m., qnestlon
drawer; 3 v. ji , "What does tho Muster re
qulreof tho Sunday-school tenchei?" II. Bently ;
3:30 i', ii,, Instltute, couducted by Professor
W. F. Sherwln, " Prlmary woik lts impoit-
nnce, orgaulz.itlon, methods, frults;" 7 r. !.,
veiper service, Prof. W. F. Sherwln; 7:45 1. it.,
"Theemphasla of personal character ln Blble
teaching," Rev. A. E. Dunnlng.
Tiie muster now being held nt St. Johnsbury
conBlsta of ten coinpnules of infautry, two bat
teries and one eeparate company, under the
command of General L. G. Kingsley of Hut
land. The reglment is ofllcered by Colonel W.
L. Greenleaf, Winooski; Lteutenant-ColonelJ,
Estey, Brattleboro; Major A. G. Tenny, St.
Albans; adjutnnt, M. D. Green, St. Albans;
Quartormaster W, Smlth, Burlington; fum
mlssary, E. E. GroenlcaO Winooski; surgeon,
M. Blngham, Burlington. Tho companles
and ofllcers are: Co. A, Rutland, Captaln C. C.
Klnsman; Co. B, St. Albans, Captaln II, E.
.'erklns; Co. C, Brandon, Captaln C. J. Cokn;
Co. D, St. Johnsbury, Captaln A. W. Robeita;
Co. E. Burlington, Captaln W. S. DeCella; Co.
F, Northfield, Captaln E. II, Ilowea; Co. G,
Bradford, Captaln John II. Wotson; Co. II,
Montpelier, Captaln II. W. Kemp; Co. I, Brat
tleboro, Captaln G. II. Bond; Co. K, Benning
ton, Captaln C. W. Evans; llght battery, Brat
tleboro, L. K. Fuller, captaln; aectlon of llght
battery, Northfield, Wllllam M. Kumbaugh,
captaln; separate company, Newport, J. C.
Moulton, captaln, Quartermaster-Gencral II.
Ide, who bad charge of the buslness nr-
rangemementa, secured a line meadow of
ftbont thirty acres on a bcnd of tho Passumpslc
rlvor, one and a half mllea north of tho depot
and on the line of the rallroad, on whlch the
rpglment ia camped. Thero ia to be a sham
flght to-morrow, on whlch dty lt Is oxpected
that the governor and bls staff wlll be present.
fhe local Grand Army post wlll hold a camp-
ilre on the camp ground Friday evening. All
tho rallroada carry for half fare.
Thk Seventh Day Adventlsts of Vermont held
thelr annual camp-meeting nt Prospect Park,
brgtnnlng last Thursday and continulng untll
yesterday. There were between forty and iitty
small tents pltched upon tho ground, besides
the large tent ln whlch tho servlces were held,
and many of tbo campers found sholter in the
old floral hall. Tho speakera present were
Mrs. E. G. White, Elders George I. Butler nnd
I. D. Van Horn of Mlcblgan, and Elders A. 8.
Hntchina, R. S. Owon, D. T. Bordean and A,
C. Bordeau of Vermont. In connection wlth
the meetlng was held the annual Besslon of the
stato conference, the tract and misslonary so
clety and the state Sabbath-school, and the
proper ofllcers of theso varloua organlzatlons
Txete elected. Slx or eight persons wero
licemed to act as colportera and canvassers.
The preachlng throughout tho meetlng was of
avery practlcal nature, and calculated to make
a deep impression upon the mlnds of the henr
ers. Sunday there was a large nttendance
f.rom outside and good attentlon waa pald to
Jlie gpeaking. Speclal trains wero run on tbe
Montpelier & Wells River rallroad on tbat day,
and many drove to the ground in tenma. Mon
day mornlng the subject of missiona was pre
sented, and between S 1,200 and 81,300 were
pledged for the varloua missiona of the denom
inatlon. Monday afternoon the ordlnance of
baptlsm wbb admlnlstered to slx persons. Ex
cellent order prevalled on the ground, and lt
was evldent to all tbat theso people gathered
for worshlp, and not for a general plcnlc nnd
good tlme, as ls toooften tho case. The weatber
was very favorable for out-of-door gathcrings,
no raln falling untll Sunday nlght, and then
not enougb to make it uncomfortable fnr th
campers. Tbe hlgh wlnd whlcb Vrevalled that
nlght blew down two or tbree small tents, but
no serioua damago waa done. The general im
presslon among those who were in attendance
lemed to be that tbe meetlng waa a profitable
one, ana mai it innai resuit in mucu gooa.
What appeara to be a crooked penslon case
has come to llght In thls vlclnlty. Last week
James Howlson of Worcester camo to thls
p!ace and drew bls penslon money of S857, tbe
first payment on a penslon granted him for
disablllty contracted wbilo a soldier in Com
pany E, Eigbth Reglment of Vermont Volun
teers. On the afternoon of tho same day that
Howlson drew th'o mouey from tho bank n sol
dier who served ln tho Second Reglment of
New Hampshlre Volunteers came here to ob
taln Howison's testlmony in hla own case. Ile
sald that Howlson served with him and de
serted from bis reglment. The recorda have
been exnmlned and sliow tbat James Honison
deserted from Company F, Second New Hamp
shlre Volunteers at Washington, D. C, June
27, 18G3, and afterwards enllsted in Company
E, Elghth Vermont Reglment. T. J. Deavitt
of thia villago, who was the attorney that pre-
sented the claim, says that Howlson made hls
nppllcatlon ln 1879 alleging only hls service in
the Elghth Vermont and in the nppllcatlon h
made oath to the following statement: "that
he Jtas not been employed in the mtlitary or na
val service otherwlse than as stated above." M
Deavitt says he never knew that Howlson be-
longed to nny other organlzatlon than the
Elghth Vermont untll after he was pald bls
penslon. Aa a rule desertlon deprlvea a sol
dier of a penslon, although there are some ex
ceptlons, but ln Howison's caee there can be no
exceptlon, if. Howlson was in fact a deaerter.
Tbo penslon olllco bolds also that a disablllty
must not only be contracted in the service,
but In the line of duty, to entitle one to n pen
slon. Howison's line of duty was in Company
F, Second New Hampshire Volunteers, nnd he
waa out of hla line of duty in another regl
ment. Howlson was also guilty of fraud In
not dlsclosing in bia application hls service In
the Second New Hampshlre Reglment, We
understand the case is to be investlgated.
Colonel. C. II. Joyce and farolly of Rutland
returned to Washington last wtek.
Colonel, J. J. Estey and famlly have
reached homo from thelr European trlp.
Rev, L. O. Biiastow of Burlington haa de
cided not to nccept tbe call from Wyandotte,
Hon. II. II. 1'owKits and wlfe started last
weok on an extended pleasure trlp through
Julhie Poland was present nnd opened the
sixth annual meetlng of the Amerlcan Bar As
soclatlon nt Saratoga.
HON. HtEDEltlCK BlLLlNflS, Wlfe BUd E0U
bnvo gone to Moutnna to be present at tho
opening of the Northern Paclfio rallroad.
PitiNCii'AL A, L. HAituY of West Randolph
has had a ilatterlng offer to go to St. Johns
bury as vice prlnclpal of tbe ncademy there.
Rev, T. P. Fhost of Bradford has boon ap
pointed by the governor a delegate to the ed
ucntlonal convention to be held at Loulsvllle,
Kentucky, thls mouth.
Rkv. S. W. Dike, secretary of tho New
England Dlvorce Reform Club League, ls at
tendlng the meoting of the Soclal Sciecce As
soelatlou nt Saratoga tbis week,
A. A. Hall ol St. Albans and Major John
W, Newton of Denver, Colorado, fotniorly of
St. Albans, wero the Vermont representatlvos
at the Knlght Templars' gntheilog ln San
Hon. 1'ahley Stauk, the presldent of tho
reople a Natlunal bank at Ilrattleboro, was
strlcken with atraplexy at the Union depot at
North Adams. Mhss.. Tuesday evening, wblle
en route for Saratoga. He fell on tbo brlck
pavement and waa badly burt.
School beglns next Monday.
Hon. Ciiaiilkh Dewey snont Sundar in
Li.oyd Clauk haa roturned to bls home In
C. W. Poiiter. Esa.. returned from Quechee
PniNCirAL B. F. Brown ls on hand for bis
Pbtkii Carii waa taken to the houso of cor-
recllon last woek.
Tiiekb hundred tlckota for Prospect Park
wero sold Sunday.
Mits. H. F. IIill ls vlsltlne frlonda and rela-
tlvea In Concord, N. II.
Mirs Moody has onened a seloct school at
tbe houso of H. N. Tnplln. ,
J, J. Phatt haa secured tho management of
tho now hall at St. Albans.
Gf.omik, son of George C. Shenard, bas been
qulto 111, but Is now galnlng.
F. II. Ba.icosi returned Saturday from bia
tay at tho Thousand Islnnds.
Willaiio Holhen haa roturned from hla va-
catlon nnd rcsumed hls dutlos.
Mns W. M Ramsdell returned to her home
In Brooklyn, N. l., last Frldny.
Mits. W. A. Biuons sang at a concert at Ver
gennos last Wendesday evening.
Thk evening service wlll bo resumed at the
Church of the Alesslali next Sunday.
Stillman Chasis bas gnne on the road to
sell gouds for F. O. Dewey of Boston,
W. W. Paiik'b farallv aro vlsltlne wlth Mrs.
Park s brother nt the old homestead in Greens
Mns. C. A. Dodor and Mrs. Nuttlng, slsters
of George Uradshaw, have been vlslting in
Mits, Dknnis Lanp. nnd Mlss Hattle, her
daughter, bave gono to tho iabyan house,
The fnmllv of Hon. Georee N. Dale took dos-
sessinn of tho Jacoba house, recently purchased
Dy nim, on aaiuraay.
Miss FosTEit. who haa been visiting with
Mrs. Georgo Reed, returned to her bome ln
Casiiiku J. C. Houchton now ereeta hls cus
tomers at the First Natlonal bank, baving re
turnea irom uis vacaiton.
Mns John Lawuence. who haa been vlslt
ing (riends ln North Fayston for the paet two
weexs, naB returneu iiorne.
The Rev. B. F Eaton of Brighton, Mass.,
preacbed a very able sermon nt the Church of
tno oiessian last sunaay morntng.
Miss L J. BitADsiiAW was thrown from her
carrlage naar Jamea R. Langdon s Thursday,
but escaped without serluus injury.
Mr. ani Mita. J. S. Uiton nf Battle Creek.
Mlch,, who have been nt Colonel Orange Fifield' s
lor n lew uays, leit town yesteraay.
W. O. Standisu. who has been at work in
Sprlngfield, Mass., for several months past, haa
returned to town, nnd wlll rematn nere.
Major Isaac Lynoe of Florida. who has
been vlslting (riends ln Williamstown, was in
town Monday on Iih way to hls aoutnern home.
Mr. and Mna. Geohqr S. Tiiompson of U-s-
ton, old tlme resldcnts of Montpelier, are vlslt
ing with Mrs. treeman and airs. n. a Loomts.
Two of our young Bportlng men Indulged ln
a trlai ol soeed on tno river road near tno ceme
tery Ust Wednesday nlght and came in with
Mita C. A. Reed ls making ber first vlslt
Ea'tslnce she removed to Illlnoisand ls recelv-
Ing mnny warm greetlnga from old frlenda in
Mns. Pna:uE W. Piiinney of Lima, Ohio,
haa been vlsltlne wlth the famlly of G. W.
Bolton. Mra. Mary C. Bolton left for Wath-
ingtun, D. C , Monday.
Mr. B I. Lkhds. of the wholesalo crocerv
ilrm of Bovd, Leeds & Co., Boston, wlth hla
wile and tbrne chlldren, ls spendlng a lew
weeks at E. D. Putnam s, on Seminary IIill
Miss Hattie I. Joslin, a former teacber in
tiie union sctioo:. was married last weeK to c,
F. Alnsworth, at one tlme clerk for C. F. Ful-
lerton, but now located at Mlnneapolls, Mlnn.
A i'Auty was clven at the residence of J W.
Ellls Friday evening ln honor of the Mleses
Reed who have been visiting them. About
fifty wpre present and tho tlme was pleapantly
passed with dancing and eoctai entertainment,
Tiie final meetlng of the credltors of George
jacobs was new at tno nrobate tlllce aiondav.
only three of the parties being present. The
iviaenu iihs not ueen uecinreu us yei, uiu 111
be about nlne cents on the dollar. Mr. Jacobs'
famlly left Tuesday for thelr home in Boston.
Mita. J. K. Barney of Providence, R. I., a
well Known temperance worKer. aeuvered an
addresa at the vestry of Trinity church Sunday
evening. Mrs. Barney'a speclal work has been
amonc convlcts and sho gave manv lnterest-
lng passagea from her experience in visit
A detail of five from Company II went to St.
Johnsbury Monday to pttch tbe tents nnd make
the necessary arrangements for the reception
ot tneir comradea. ine restoi tne company.
to the number of forty-one, stnrted yesterday
mornlng, unoer tno command oi uaptain u. w
h.emp. lney were anttcipatlng a good tlme.
Fivk little girls Mlsses May Scovill, Clara
Macomber, Emma Wells. Mabel Guernsev and
Carrie Fnllerton held a fair on the lawn at
Mrs. C. F Fullertnn s last Wednesday after
noon, for the benefit of the Qrpban's Homo at
.burlington, reauzing auout nve oouars aa tne
result. Tbev oreanized for thla purDose somo
tlme ago, and have some project on hand most
ot tne tlme with reierence to tms lnstitntlon
Tbeir zeal Is commendable, and mlght be 1ml-
tated to advantage by many oider persons.
Major Ira II. Evans of Palestlne. Texas.
waa in town last week. Major Evana ia a Ver
monter. n natlve of Barre, and waa a member
of the Tenth Vermont Volunteers He subse-
quently accepted a commlssion In the Ninth
Unlted istates coiored troons. and served ln
Texas untll the clot-e ot tlio war and lor two
years after. He then wont into buslness there,
and nas ueeu a memuer ot tno lexas legisia-
tnre and gpenker of the house, and haa been
pn-minent and Bucccssful in varloua railroad
and buslness enterprtses. ue waa ln the com
pany wlth II. M. Pierce of thla villago.
Died in Montpelier, the 2,1 Instant. suddenly.
from tho bursting of a blood vessel, Wllllam
W.. the last remuinlug of the thrie chlldren of
the late Deacou Constant W. Storrs. Wllliam
was for several vears a bank cnsbler ln Ver
mont nnd New Hampshlre. In the latter po
sltlon he waa uufoituuitte financially, but he
llvcd long enough to make a fatlslnctory set
tlement of hiB atTalrs, and hoped to be spared
for tho nsslstnnco of hls aged mother, who,
wltb othor lady telatlves, lemalna to mourn
bia unexpected loss. During the last year or
two. when he has made hls rerldenco wlth hls
mother, he has been unremlttlng In bls devo-
tlon to ner comiort.
S. C. Woolson nnd Euos Stevena ot EiBt
Montpelier were rldlug down State stioet near
Judgo ltcuneld h last wednesday nttornoon
wben the forward axle broko without any
warnlng, throwlng both gentlemen to the
ground. Mr Stevena received very sllght
brulses nnd was quickly up nnd after the
borses, but Mr. Woolson struck on bia face
and waa somewhat stunned. Although he
bled qulto freoly from the noso and mnuth, he
was soon able tn go home and Ihih been at hls
post slnco, but has not entlrely recovered from
the nccidcnt. Both gentlemen wero fortunate
In esraplng as well ns they dld. The horseg
dld not run uway and wero not injund.
S intnnry IIill. There nrealresdy upward
of ouu hundred and seventy-iive studenta regls
tered, nnd new arilvals dully,
Tms uoarding hall is iu charge of Mr. and
Mra, Frnnk Mead of Jobnsou, asslsted by May
Ilatvoy aa "queenot tho cook-room."
MKsana. GoopsrEED and Freeman of the
clasa of '83 were on the lilll last week. Mr.
Goodspecd goea to Dartmoutb and Mr. Freeman
to WHIIams to-day,
Last Monday evcnlog Mrs. J, IC. Barney of
Pruvldence, It. L, a lady working ln the Inter
eBt ot the Woman's Cbristian Temperance
Union, gave us some very good advico. The
pledge was clrculated among the studenta nt
the cloee ot her remarliB, and wsb decorated
wltb one hundred names. She ls a lady who ls
greatly Interentcd ln her work, and so desorv
in'g of the 8UCC09S wlth whlch sho meets.
II. E. Centkr eavo na a call whlle on hla
way homo from the " nutmeg state," where be
wlth several others of onr studenta have snent
thelr summer vacatlon In canvassing for Mur-
ray s mapa and charts. They report a veiy
pleasant aa well aa profitable vacatlon.
Lycrum waa orcanlzed last Frtdnv nvenlnir.
The following ofllcers were elected foftbn first
balt ot the term: preldent, Frank G. Honland;
vlco presldent, Luclna Burnhnm; secretary.
Nlna M. Hull; treasurer, J. Wesley Spencer;
executlve commlttee, Mr, Eaton, Mlssea Blxby
and Annle Ashley.
Knst iUontpclicr. Mr. and Mrs. II. M.
Palne are visiting Irlonds ln Milton.
Miss Rowena Uatciikldeh ia at her bome
very low wlth heart dlseaso.
Gf.oroe Goodwin coes to Groton to-dav. as
a delegate to the Baptlst state assoclatlon.
Mns. AniiY Bennrtt has sold her fnrm to
Reuben Parker who ls to take possesslon Novem
Floiia JIoiisk. who went to vlsit relatives in
Massachusetts last Decomber, has recently
Sociaiilk of tho ladles' soclal Imnrovement
soclety, wlll moet wlth Mra. Haivey Jacoba
A nooi) number from tho east nart of the
town have gone to the t plrituallst camp meet
lng at Qucen Clty Park.
Thkhk Isa tobaccolenf ln Ilarvev Cummlncs'
gardeu that meaures eighteen by thlrty-slx
Inches, butlt wlll doubtlessdlsappeariUBmoke.
They had a good programme. well carried
out, and nn enjoynble tlme generallv, at the
sunoav-scuooi picnio near tue lvist viuage last
Ouit town cnntrlhutes the names of Messrs.
Howlnnd and Woodwnrd and Mlsses Ptarsona
and Stevena to tbo roll of studentson Seminary
11111 thls term.
Dit J. S. Dodoe, aftor slx weeks' solourn
with frlenda here nnd in Canada. returned to
hla homo in Lincoln last Saturday, much im-
proved in neattn.
Miss F. J. White waa vlsltlne frlenda bere
last week. She teaches the fall term at South
Woodbury, where she taugbt ln tbe summer.
She has tbe good wishes of her puplla bere.
Rev. D. E. Miller dellvered one of hla best
sermons at the Center last Sunday, but about
one-fitth of our churcb-gnlng people wero in
attendance attho Adventist camp meetlng, and
tne congregation nere waa noticeamy small.
Last Wednesday waa one of the anniversary
daya ln Amerlcan history. Tho battle of
Uhode island wna lought Aogust 2Uth, 1778,
and in one year from tbat day tho battle of the
unemung. wghty-two years later, ln ltsui,
Commodore Strlngam and General Butler
took the confederate forta at Hatterna Inlet.
and on the samo day of August, in 1877, Brig
ham Young dled, leavlng more wldnws than
any other man of modern timea. The anni
versary ol tnese Interestlng events mlght have
passed nnnoticed, but for tbe fact that we have
a twelve-year-old lad here at the Center who
haa recently flnlshed " Greeley's Amerlcan
Conlllct. and is now deep in the mysteries of
uur irst uentury. and he ceiebrated the
day by taking his first ride in a top buggy.
ur waa lt tne laay nerseu wno captured uaster
Wallace for nn escort, in memory of the cnp
ture nf Garlbaldl, who was taken Aneust
Northfield SaTlngs Bank.
The followlne ls the statement of the condl-
tlon of the bank aa sbown by the semi-annual
repnrt made to tho inspector ot bnance July
Loans on flmt mortaageaof realestate ln Vt.. S1C3.250 60
Loan oa first niorlgages ot real tatato clee-
wbere 1300 00
Loaoft on nerwnal Becarit; (two or muta ap-
proycd cmei) 61,802 53
T)aoB to town Hrid rchool dlBtricls 21 0ii 33
Loans on bank ftock 4 sui M
lxjann on drpoKlt boi ks 4 M2 30
Loans on collateral arcarlty 2ti S9) tt
llnltwl Statea bonds owned 8 010 00
Itank tock owned 2u MW 00
Furnlture 160 00
Accruedtuterest S3H 04
Caali on Uand '.',333 4
Total $.'si,2S7 18
Dua denosttors S27S.130 S0
Surplus fund agreeably to erctlon 351 lt-
Otbersunu 4'i8 M
t'roni umuviaeu -, b,s:i n
Total J'i,:S7 18
The first deooslt. In Jlay. 1809. wai 8230. and
the sum of the rinposlta at tbe end of the first
year was about 85,000. For the flrht fiv yeara
seml annual dlvidenda of two and nne-half per
cent were made, and at tbe end of that tlme an
extra dlvldend ol live per cent per aonum waa
declared on all deposlts then In, mnklne ten
per cent per annum during the first five yeare.
During the next (ive years the same regular
dlvldend was kept up, and at the end of that
tlme an extra dividend ot two per cent per
annum was mtde, tbua giving seven per ceut
for the second nve j ears. As ls evldent Irom
the above, there would be a handsome surplus
lf tbe profits had not been pald to tho de
posltors, Instead of allowlng them to accumu
iate. The number of deposlta exceeding 81,
500 Is twenty-tliree. and the amount ot sucb
deposlta ia 837,139 30. Dlvidenda of two per
cent were made in January and Julv of thia
year, both amnuuting to 810,238 42. As a
proot of the lidellty and sklll wlth whlch tbe
affalrs of the bank havo been conducted, we
wlll slmply say that not one dollar has been
lost slnco the lnstitntlon began its butlness.
Tbe Foreign Exhibition.
An lnspectlon of the world'a fair at BoBton
shows that ln the great hall ot the bulldine are
the exhlblts from Brazll. Japan, Austria, Hun
gsry, Alalers, Sweden, Iloll ind, Norway, Bel
gium, RusMa, Persla, Turkey, Iltwall, Tunls,
Slam, Denmark, Ireland and Cuba. But few
of these exliiblw aro complete. Iu the maln
buildlng are to be the exhlblts of England,
Scntland, Gerinany, France, China, tho East
Imlles, Canada, etc, but few o( whlch are ln
posltlon. In the basement benentb the estern
end of the buildlng Is a scction ot a Unlted
States bonded warehonse. Here all the artl
clee to bo exhiblted are unpacked, compared
with the Invoices, labeled, chared and dellv
ered for exhlbltlon, tbe dutles to be finally
pald upon all nrtlcles sold during the contln
uanco of the bazar for such, in a measure, it
ls. Tbe most aitntctive featurn ot the exhibi
tion so far ia the ait gallery. It may be sald to
comprlse the most Interestlng exhibllion of
pnlnlinga ever i-hown in Iloston, one fact of
great intertst beirg tbat no one piece sbown
there was ever seeu elrewhere ln thls country.
There are ln the maln gallery palntingi by
French, Italian, Belgtan and Autrian artista.
The Italian cullection ia especlally fine, theie
being scarcely a poor picturo ln lt, whlln mtny
of them are excellent. There are also fine plo
tures ln the other collectlons, nnd some pecullar
oues of a new school of art colorlng Among
tho portraits is ono of tho Princers Iyiulso,
polnted by herself, nnd In the gallery devoted
to water-colors, heveral drawinga by the samo
ladv. The exhlblta ot Ilalian statuary, both
wlthlu and outsido tho gallery, are very good.
Some rare mosalca aud g'.nsswaro are also
sbown, Amorg tho statuary laMe the gallery
is a line marble bost of Klug liuinbert ol Ualy,
cnntributed bv hlmnud preseuteu tn tne uuitea
States. In the western art gallery is tho col
lecth u of nnclent tnpestry nnd ptlntlngs ot the
fiiucteenth, fitteoiith and tlitenuli centuries.
The collectiou of gobelin ia really wnudeiful.
There aie also anclsnt stttuary, aud two sar
cpluiRl from nnclent Etrurla, sald to be about
2S00 yeaia old.
Knst llcthcl. Saturday mornlng Luette
Boyluiiton, slxteen years of nge, waa fonnd in
her bed tusetuiblo and nenrly dead fioin the
effect of opl-itos supposed to have been Hclmin
lutered by berelt, aa two eiupty morphlce
papers wero fi'Und ln ber pocket. Two pliysl
cians were called, and afier working over ner
all day, naturo began to resume lts away, nnd
at the present wilting (Moiday) strong hopea
are entertained ol ber recoveiy. Coulilctlug
rumors aro lu clrculatlon, but aa yet nothlng
dtfiulte Is known; lf sho recovers, lt ls hoped
that she wlll exphtln.
FuiiNiTOitE. Don'l fall to vislt l'alne's nare
rootns at manutactory, 48 Canal strcet, tbe
next tlme you are ln Boston.