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BY W. W. PRESCOTT. MONTPEIilER, VT., WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1883. VOJm 79. 4020. NO. 3. Jjgitfchmnn & $otmml WEDNESDAY, OCTOHER 01, 1883. To Old Subscrlbers. Wo nre hlghly gratlfled that bo tunny nro tnklng advnntngo of out offer to sond Good Cheer for ono yoar fiikb to thoso who pay for Tiik Watciiman ono yoar In ndvance. After to-day tho ttme to whlcli ndvance pAyment wlll bo reqnlrcd will be November 1, 1884. To avold any mlsunderstnndlng, we wlll state tho ofler anow: AU subscrlbers, old or new, wbo wlll pay for The Watciiman to November 1, 1881, wlll recelvo Good Cheer one year fhee. Send Bovontoon conts for tbe odd months. Those who do not wlsh to tako tip wlth thls offer are requested to settlo tholr dnes as eoon as posslble, as wo aro ln lmmediate need of the money. Do Yon TYIsh n Vaiunblo I X1 1 The rapldlty wlth whloh the number of our Bubscrlbers 1s lncreaalng, wlthout any speclal effort on our patt, lcada us to belleve tliBt a little well-directod offort on the part of our frienda wlll yleld good retarns, nnd ln order to make H an object for them to work for ua we have decldod to announco the following offeiB: To any one who wlll send us the namos of two new snbscribers to Tiik WATcnMAN and four dollars, we wlll forward, poatage pald, a copy of tbe Natlonal Standard Dictlonary. Thls is a lGmo. Illustrated book, wlth the fol lowing tablo of contents: Forty thousand worda (pronounccd and defined) Illustrated wlth seven hundred wood cuta, A tablo of aynonyma, Forelgn wordti and pbrases, Ameri can geographical namcs, Sobriquets of Ameri- can Btates, etc, A blogrtphlcal reglater, Ab- brevlatlons ln common use, Metrlc syBtem, Weighta and moasures, Marka and rulea for punctuatlon, Simplo rules for spelllng, Use of capltal letters, I'arllamentary rulea and usages, Yaluable tnformatlon for bualneaa men, Slzea of books and papers, Geographlcal Btatlatlcs, Censua of prlncipal cltlea, etc, Dlatanco tablea, Colnage tablea, Deaf and dnmb alphabets, Dictlonary of mualcal terms, Busluess and nautlcal vocabulariea, Chronologlcal Amerlcan hlBtory, Handy mythologlcal dictlonary, and various othor lnformatlon. It wlll be found to be a very yaluable and convenlent book, eapeclally for young people attendlng school, and a little effort on the part of any one wlll eecure it. A samplo copy can be seon at thla offlce. To any one who wlll send ua the names of five new subscrlbers to TnE Watciiman and ten dollara (and twenty-five conts to pay for postage and leglsterlng), we wlll forward by mall one of tbe famons Waterbury watchea, a cut of which ls glven below. Thls ls not a toy, but Is a genulne, atem-wind-ing watch, guaranteed to keep good tluio. The cases aro mado of sllrerloid, and it lookg aa well aa a sllver watch costing fittecn or twenty dollars. A sample watch can be seen at thla offlce. You wlll be aurprlsed to find how easily you can obtain the flve Bubscribers and aecure thla watch. Tnr it. These premlums are glve to the canvaesers for obtainlng new nnmea, but aa an Inducement for the new subscrlbers to bo tliua eecured we aball send The Watciiman to them until Janu ary 1, 1885, and Good Cheer one year, for two dollara. Thls, tlien, Is our offer to new anb fcrlbers: Tiik Watciiman to January 1, 1885, and Good Cheer twelve raontha, for two dol lara. The dictlonary to the canvassera for two new names, and tho watch for flve new names. Sample copiea of each papor wlll be sent freo on appllcation. Tho earller you begin the easier it wlll be to oecuro tho proralums. Locnl Iteins. Bia stock of rlbbons at Webster'a. CihCCLATINO llbrary at II. E. Slayton's. A new lot of iace curtaim at Web9ter's. A debuiaiilb tonement for rent on Maln street. Addresa I'. 0. Box 219, Montpelier. A. D. Fahwkll ia in Boston thia woek bny- ine fura. Ilia customera wlll pleaso take notlce. An eztra fine llne of white nnderwear for ladiea, also a large stock of Hamburg edglnga, at Webster'B. Read the advertlaement of old, strong, and rellable Llfe Company 11 Wanted " ln an other column. Parties out of town wlablng oysterB for partles, soclablea, etc, wlll do well to call on Norton, State street. Ip you want a good gold pen, a stylographlc, or calllgraphlo pen, l'hlnney's book-store ia the place to buy it. Get kid glovea that are warranted, button or laclng, alao a Moufquetalre kid glovo for aeveuty-two centa, at Webster'B. You can find the largeBt stock and loweBt prices In pbotograph nlbmns at rhlnney'g book-atore than any place in Montpelier, G. II. Smilik tells our readers on the elghth page of thls paper, what ho can do for them ln tho llne of boots nnd sboea. It wlll pay you to read it. Politioians aro looking for the man tliat will get the niost votes and that can bo easily approached, but people aro looking for the place to get the most goods for tho least money. They soraelimes eell gooda cheap at Webster'B. Go tbere. Piiinnbv Ia now openlng the most complete Btock ot standard, mlscollaneoua and illustrated booka ever shown in Montpelier and doean't propose to be undersold by anybody, Those ln want of anything ln tho book llno wlll do woll to glve lilm a call. A aoou second-hand organ (usod leea than two yeara) for snle or for ront. Inqulro by lotter or personally of George A. Alnsworth, Williamstown, Vt. Mns. D. A. Slack has retnrned from Boston, where sho spent a few days ln gettlng tho fall styloa, and ls now prepared to oxecute all or- dors for dressmaklng promptly and In the latoat Btyle. Any ono ln need of employment ln her llno would do well to call on her. Cnrrcnt Mcntlon. Rkv. II. F. IIili. wlll hold sorvicea at Wrlght'B Mllls nezt Sunday afternoon at half paat two. TnuitsoAT, November 29th, bas been flxed npon by the presldent as tho date for Thanha glving. Plainfield and North Montpelier havebeon connected wltb the Capltal by telephone. North field ought to follow sult at once. Mn. WmaiiT la expected to preach In the meotlng houao at Middlesex Center next Sun day afternoon, at half-paat two o'clock. A limited supply of frult and vegetablea ot good quallty will be takon at thla ofllce on snb Bcrlptlon, at market rates. Flrst come first served. Tell- your frienda who are not subscrlbers to The Watciiman that they can now have that paper until January 1, 1885, and Good Cheer ono year, for 82. " A wkix-sweei' fell in New Hampshlro, the other day, and kllled n milkman," says an ex- change. It seems to be getting dangerous to attend to one's legltimate busineaa. The readers of Tiib Watciiman muit con cede that we are making llberal premlum offers theae days. Head our new announce ment thla weok and try elther for a dictlonary or a watch, A new order haa been iasued by the railroad management tothe effect that notralns shallbe vun, white passlng a etation, at a rato of epeed exceedlng fifteen mlles an honr. Thla ia wise precaution. SEitOEANT-AT-AnM3 Hookkr of Brattleboro greatly admires Mr. RoblnBon'g campalgnlng. 1 Gailleld ln hls bcst days never conducted a canvaaa with such aplendid force," eaya tho en thusiastic colonel. We Bhall hold The Watchman next week nntil Wednesday noon in order to give the pnr- ticulars of Butler'B defeat InMussachuBetta and other electlon news. Thia will make the paper a day late to eomo of our subscrlbers. Rev. Dn. IIamlin of Middlebury college soems dealroug of knowlng the practical re Bulta on tbe studenta of proper feedlng and bo will have those who board at the college board ing ball, welghed monthly. It would be some what unpleasant, if tho record Bhould Bhow a dlminutlon in welght. TnK extended report of the teachers' meet ing has taken bo much of our space that we havo been obliged to omit much of our uaual local news thla week. We hope our corres pondenta wlll bear wlth us for thua prunlng their communlcations and will send in the nsual a.uGt. hereaftor. - A wkiteu in Ilarper's Mayazine, who gpent hlssummer vacation ln Vermont and gives a very pleasant descriptlon of Mount Mansfield, descrlbes that venerable Bummit bb belng In tbe northeast part of tho state, keeping guard over the Connecticut valley. Dld that touilst Btndy one of your goographles, Measrs. Ilarper? At leaat one Vermont bualnesa man has no confidenco In Butler'B electlon. A merchant ln Bellows Falla recelved an order the other day for butter from a gentleman at Springfleld, Mass., wbo Bald he would pay for tho same after Butler was electedl An lmmediate reply was returned that they would not sell goods on such donbtful securityl A call bas been lssued for a woman's Buf frage conventlon to be held at St. Johnsbury, beginnlng the evening of November 8th and contlnulng through the 9th. Dlstlngulshed epeakers will be present, among them Lucy Stone, II. B. Blackwell and Kev. Mr. Basb ford. The object of tbe meeting ia to form a woman's suff rage assoclatlon for thls state. It is evident that the Clipper man is hopof ul as to tho result of the next prealdential electlon. Hesaya: "Thoy have recently dlscoverd a blg salt rivor in Alaska. Generala Wells, Ilenry and Postmaster Derby, wlth Speclal Agent Blg' elow, we learn, have wrltten tbe natlvea cn- qultlng aa to tbe flshing. John Stearns and Dlstrlct Attorney Haskina are also looking up bait. They say It la blgger than the O-h.i-ol" A mkrtino of the Woman'g Auxlliary to the Board of Mlseiona of the Protetant Kpltcopal church, will be held at St. Paul's cburch, Bur lington, Wednesday, October 31, at 7:30 r. m and Thumday, November 1, at 3:30 A. n., 3 r. m. and 7:50 r. m., wlth addresses by blsbops of Utab, Montana and Vermont. Keturn rail road checka will be furnisbed by tbe Becre tary. Those lnterested ln tbe mlsaion work ot tho Episcopal church wlll find thls an Inter estlng occaslon. A new tlme table went into effect on the Central Vermont Monday, whlch Is correctly glven in another column, The old "Hall's traln " ia taken off , much to tbe regret of many who have found lt a great convenlence, and other material cbangea have been mado, The practloe of stopplng all tralna at Roxbury ls broken up by the new nrrangement, aa two day expresses aud ono nlght express now pasB there, leaving the good people to Bympatblze wlth Northfield. It la blnted that there wlll be another change soon. A l'AitT ot the Washington county casea were beatd before any from othor countlea before tbe Biipreme court, now in eession in thls vll- lage. Tho folluwing cases have been heaid durlng tho week past: Luclus Cummingsi's, James W. Btock, John Hogan vs. Town ot Northfield, Perley Belknap v. Lorenzo Bel- knap, Lorenzo D, Illll vs. Andiew Murray, C. A. and 0. D. Edgerton w. K. W. Howe, de- clslon ot county court afllrmed, Kdwln P, Burn hara vs. Langdon Marshall, I, II. P. Itowoll vs, I'-stato ot D, K. Bennett, lllram Atklns vt. L. II. Cbaso nnd Trustee. Chittenden county Charlea LaFountain vs. Tho Burliugton Sav- Ings Bank, Kllburn 1). Walker vt. Tbe Clty of Buillngton, S. M. Pope, Kxecutor of Sidney Barlow vt. The Burlington Savlngs Bank and Marlan Cushing. Franklin county The casea of Lymau M, Ilart vs. The Mlsalsquoi Kailroad Company, W. C. Smlth, B. P. Cheney and Wllllam 11. Steames, and L. II. Kettoll and W. F, Wllley vt, same defendant, Susan A. Bugbeo vt. bl. Johnsbury & Lake Champlain Kailroad Company, and Chester F. Denn vs. saruo de fendant, were board together. Rutland coun ty Warren II. Vaughn vt. Charlea II. Cong. don, Robert D, Smlth vs, Rutland Railroad Company, Samuol II, Parker m. Danlel P. l'eabody, M, V. B. Ashley vt. Caleb R. Ilcn doe, and Cbarloa Parker vs. Vlllage of Rutland. No cases are yet declded by tho court, bnt all wlll be dlaposed of at tho end of tho torm, whlcb promlses to laat Bome tlme longor. CoNBiDKitAiiLT! Indlgnntlon bas been ex- prcsaed in and out ot St. Albans, bocauso Law- rence Bralnerd ia allowed to leave tho atato, and there seema to be a well defined expecta- tton that ho may nover roturn. It Is but jnst to atate, however, thaf somo, wboso poeltlon glvea them a good opportunlty to jodge of the matter, express confidently thelr bellef that he wlll Appear for trlal and that the law wlll take Ita course. Roferrlng to ono clrcnmBtance whlch bas boon mentloned ln The Watciiman recently, the Mestenger glvea tho following ex- planatlon of what, at tho tlme, bad a bad look: " We underatand from Recelver Rich that the fact in connectlon wltb the 830,000 tranaaction of Lawrcnco Bralnerd, referred to ln thla pa per aahort tlme ago, Ia about aa followa: A note glven by the Norwood Lumbor Company for that amonnt had boon dlscounted by the Vermont Natlonal bank, and at tho tlme men tloned heretofore the truat company pald the money and took up the note, thua comlng Into po8seaslon of it. From thla lt would appear that Bralnerd dldn't get a centof money out of the tranaaction, as mlght be Inferred from the prevloua Item In regard to lt." Fcrsonal. IIon. II. Bkaineiid and G. P. Bralnerd of St. Albans have returned from a western trlp. Rkv. Geokcik K. Hall of Vergennes haa been called to the Flrst Congregatlonal church at Dovor, N. II. Ghnehal W. W. Henrv of Burlington haa gone South wlth hls son, Mr. Ferdinand Ilenry, wbo is ln failing health. C. N. Bisnor has reslgned hls poeltlon as treaaurer of Franklin county nnd tho court haa appolnted F. W. Ilyde to succeed hlm. J. M. IIaven has reslgned bls posltlon aa dea- con of the Congregatlonal church In Rutland and hls reslgnatlon bas been nccepted. Jessb Steahns, a graduate from Middlebury college ln tbe class of '83, has been appolnted tntor of mathematlcs in that Institution. Rev. W. n. Stuart, n cbaplain of the navy on leavo of absence, haa been engaged to sup ply the Baptlat pulplt at Chester for the prceent. Senatob Edmcnds and f arally lelt for Wash ington Monday. The wlfe and daughter wlll probably spend a part of the wlnter at Naasau In the Bahamas. Hon. John W. Stewakt has gone to Wasb lngton to make some necesaary arrangements preparatory to bia attendance upon the ap proachlng sesslon ot congress. E. J. PiiELra, Eaj., of Burlington was In Washington last week to argue in the supreme court of the Unlted Statea tho famoua case ot the town of Berlin plalntiff ln error, against John G. McCullough, admtnlBtrator of Trenor W. Park, deceasod, defendant ln error. Montpelier. B. V. Youno ls lald up wlth rbenmatlam, Georqe Jacobs of Boston waa in town over Sunday IIon. James L. Maktin epent Sunday ln Montpelier. Tiie Rentz-Santley Combtnatlon at Capltal ball to-uiglit One of the fine "polnters" owned by John lluuuara, is aeau IIauby Lowk waa in Boston last week. ro turnlng lnurBday A. D. Faiiwell ia in Boston. He will ro turn the last of tho week. W. 0. Standisii and family have moved into tbe 1'itkin block on Alam street. W. L. WooDnmtv assisted the choir at Betbany cburch again last Sunday, G. W. Pahmenter uas eone to Boston for n brief vlslt wlth frienda in that clty nnd vicinlty, Mr. and Mrs. S. L. IIowe returned on Sat urday from a western trlp of tbroe weeks' duratlon. Caitain II. C. Lui.r. dollvered an addresa before Chamberlin Post G. A. R. at St. Juhns bnry last evening, Rev. J. II. IIincks returned from hls vaca tion on Friday. Mrs. IIincks nnd chlldren came home Monday. Gkokge B. Shei'Aiid la ngaln Bufferinc a re- lapse. At last accounta he waa doing aa well aa coum bo expected. Post Biiookb Grand Armv of the Renubllc wlll give a aoclal dance in their ball one week from to-morrow nlght, Mns. Mki.issa Gould and Blater went to Bos ton on Monday for the wlnter. They will stop at ine new Adams nouse A meeting ot the Canital Guard wlll be hold Thursday evening to niake arrangements for a larget snooi to oe neiu on j-riaay, PnESiuiNa Ei.deh II. A. Si'ENCER condnctod servlces at the Metbodlst cburch Sunday, preacmng uotn morniug anu evening, Okanoe Fifield bas removed the fenco which suriounded hlapremisea, tbereby greatly improving ine appearance oi nia place. The regular evening service at Bethanv church which haa been omitted durlng the ab sence oi tne paBtor was again neld on bunday. A few ot our people went to Burlington saturday evening to eee tne " Jersey Llly. Tbese express tho higbest degree of satls- factlon. Miss Nellie IIoritiNs of Keeseville, N. Y.. daughter ot tbe late Dr. F. M. Ilopkina of that place, la vlsltlng lier coualn, uolonel 11. D Ilopkina, and family. Latest reporta from N. P. Brooka Btate that he ls somewhat morecomfortable, and that hls cnunces (or recovery are mucn uetter tuan was tbougbt posslble at llrat, Giliikrt Paiio and wlfe went last Wednes day to Florlda, where they will remaln about ayear. lbev wlll work ln an orange gtore ownea by J'. u. macKwoii. Biethanv church waa onen to vlsltora dnrlncr the teacher's conventlon last week and many Rirnngers avauea lucmseivea oi ine privuege auorueu io view ine inienor oi inai edince. William E. Best left Monday nlnht for Da kota, whero hla father Ia located. Dr. G. E. Maloy departed at tbe aame tlme for a trlp in the West, hla objectlve point belng St. Paul, uiun, We nre pleased to announce that our towns- man, Joiin u, lluubton, ls very much bettor, and that altbouRh still very wenk be ls slowlv Improving and hopea ot hla entire recovery are uuieruuuuu, Mlt. A. A. IlADLKV'H flfth nlann rnpltnl wlll be glven by hla punlla in Bemlnary chapel, next Friday evening at half.pist aeven, asslnted by Mrs. 0. M. Cleveland'a vocalpupllB. Acordlal MV.k.WU .O UbWUUVU VU 1111, Bv a recent order the nlght mall for the aouiu now leavoa ai quarter uast ten o'clock, tho nlght clerka of the St. Alb:ina aud Boston rallwny poBt-ofilce having beon transferred from tbe nlght oxprcsa to the local passenger traln, whlch leaves at that hour. C. C. Kino took nn Involuntary bath whlle wunecsiuK u voni race ni iiarvaru recently. The stnud on whlch he was acntcd cavo wav. and he waa obliged to jumplnto the rivor to save hlmself from a more serlous result, A bnt and nn urabrella were Irrettlevably rulned. Tiik depot clock haa been lllumlnated durlug tbe nlghts ot tho week past for tho first tlme slnce tne close ot tho last sesslon ot the legls lature. Although tbe hands are not vlslblo at a groat dlstance theillumlnatton provoaa great conveniance nnd snould be contlnned tbrongn out the year. The honse recentlv nnrchased of Georse Jacoba by IIon. George N. Dale baabeen newly palntedr. Repalrs havo been mado upon tho barn and the old shed whlch atood next to Don- Ison Tatt'a bulldlnga has been torn down. Governor Dale now bas ono of the fineat look ing reaidencea on Maln street. COLOUltL FltED E. Smitu bas DonlDDOd hla rosldouoe wlth aveiv comnleto svstem ot eleo- trlo bells, Call bella bave been placod ln al- most evory room ln the honse and in the balls; and connectlon Is made wlth slmllar bells at ine uarn. 1110 gaa leta aro iignted by electrlclty and the wbole wlll prove a great con venlence. Tiie regular 8undav-Bohool concert was held at the Unltarlan church on Snnday evening. The exerclaeB conslsted malnly of readlnga, recltatlona and slnging by the chlldren. At tho Baptlst church a " Harveat Concert" waa beld. Tho exerclsea were slmllar to those just mentloned, the attendance was very large. and the oorcort waa ono of tho most successfnl the cburcb haa ever known. Wk nre In recelot of a circular from Messrs. Borard & Cllftord of Grand Forks. Dakota. announclng that they havo admttted Into thelr lirm oir. ueo. a. uaicneider, late oi waamng- Bosard Sc Cllftord wlll be contlnued nnd ex tended by the new flrm nnder the name of "Tne uanota lnvestment uompany." ine frienda of Mr. Cllftord ln thls vicinlty unlte ln extendlng tbe best of wiahes for the euccess of tbe new iirm. Fiiidat afternoon the laree trnck horse owned by MesBrs. Croaa & Son became frigbt- ened wlille standlng in the rear of tne bakery, by tbe rolllng of an empty barrel from the load on to hls back. lle ran dlrectly acrosa Mnln . , 1.1 H ..lt. . ! , V. I . . .J brlnglng up agalnat n wlndow In the storo of jl. w. uauey 6c uo. Noserlouainjury resuiteo otber than tne demollsljlng oi tbe wlndow, al though one lady had a very nartow escape from belng atruck by tne runaway. Mn. F. W. Bancroft's farewell concert wlll tako place at Canital hall on Wednesday even Ifig, November 7th, A cholce mlscellaneous programme wlll be prvsented in addition tothe charmlng comlcopera, "ThoCrimebn Scarf." Mr. Baucrolt wlll be assistod by the following: Mrs. W. A, Brieea. Mrs. F. I. Pitkin and Miss JoBepblne Robinson, soprano: Misa Mary A. rnmney, alto; Mr. C. 11. 1'itmn, air. 11. v Gleason and Mr. T. R. Merrlll, Jr,, basa: Mr, C. E. Roleau. tenor: Mr. W. A. Brleesnnd Mr. ii.ii. acribner, pianiBts. ine cnht oi ine Crlmson Scarf " ia aa followa: Cornalmo, Mr. C. II. Pltkln; Sassafrasso, Mr. T. R. Merrlll; Ernesto, Mr. F. W. Bancrott; Marco, Mr. C. E. Roleau; Blanca, Miss J. A. Robinson; Tessa, mrs. 1. 1. ntkin. rne acene is laia m vemce. Tlcketa for snle at Phlnney a. Thuhsdav nlght Rlcbard Preaton of Berlin. wblle standlng in tho " arch brldee." was atabbed twice in the back by ono Jullan Estes, wno also llves ln uerlm. wonnds one-nail an inch deep were lnlllcted on elther side of Pres- ton'a Fpino, and but for the protectlon afforded by thfck clothing tbe wounda would bave proved much more serlous. Preaton statea tbat bti waa talklntr wltb some frienda. wnen Eatea approached from one end of the bridge ghouung and danclng about, and apparentiy Intoxlcated: that Estes struck hlm; that n fight enKned.ln wlilcb l'tea drew a jack-knlle and inftlcted tbe wounda alreadv mentloned. After the rlght Estes went to tbe house of Patrlck Hassett, where he ls sald to have exblbited the knife and to havo threatened to use it upon tbose present lle was quleted wlthout further trouble and loft the place. A warrant was issned for the arrest of Estes, but on proceed ing to the honse he was found to be mlaslng, acd hla whereabouta are aa vet unknown. Dr. W. u. iteid attenoed rreston and ine lauer la now ablo to go about, though very lame and nnabie to work. TDi-JMontneller brass band whlch dld such good sorvice during tbe presidential campalgn of three veara ago, contlnued aa an organizi- tlon until last wlnter, supported malnly by tbe funds recelved at the state fair, and recelvlng but little encouragement from our town's peo ple. About a year ago the contents of the treasury navmg become exbausted, tne organi zatlou disbanded; and we have been wlthout a band eince, wlth the exccptlon of decoratlon day, on whlch occaslon a "scrub band" served tbe member of Post Brooks, Grand Armv of the Ktnubllc Few towns ln the state are wlthout good bands; and that which was poBsessed by Montpelier ln tne past nad ine rep utatlon of belng one of the best. There Is ma terial In the place for a mllltary band whlch shall be Becond to none in Vermont; and there ia only wantlng the enthusiaam and encourage ment to collect tbat material and form such nn oreaulzation. The comlng suramer there will be great demand for brass band muflc, and lt would be a aisgrace ror montpelier to ue obliged to send abroad to procure such muslc. Wlll not some one take the matter in hand, and will not the people afford such encourage ment, nnanciauy and omernise, inat n uano sb'all be formed ln peason to rehearse throngh tho wlnter and uppear next spring an nrganlzv tlon oi wmcn oiontpenor may justiy be prouu Tlio Yermont ltar Assoclatlon. Tho nnnual meetluc of the Vermont Bar As soclatlon wna held nt the court Iiouho on the evening of October 23, witli IIon. George W, Harman of Bennington, bresidlnc. Tbe pres! dent, Judge Barrett of Rutland, wna unable to be pieent, owing to the serioua lllnesa ot hla Bister, anu nia adaress, aa presidont oi tne as sociatiun which ls considered nn tmportant part oi tiie exerclsea, was necr-snarlly oroltted Mr llarman gaved the day, however, by pro- curlng heveral mterestlng papers t ue read. lllram A. Huse.iu the nbnenee of C. II I'itkln, tbe sieretarv. roiu the recornsot the last meet ing. P. Redlield Kendnll, E.-q., of Rutland, read a paper upon tbe subject of " unreiiorted cates growlng out of tbe war of the rebelllon," quoting the propnecy ot Uumboldt, tbat a thorough acquainiance wlth tbe growtb of tho country and pubiic men irom wasniugton to that tlme. Indicated that wur vas eoon to fol low. Mr. Kendall discussed ome ot the many cases growlng out ot the bounty law, substi- tnung lor urnited men, etc, urged ine mem beas of the profession to preserve nnd perpet nate the bistorv ot imnortant unreoorted cases, IIon. Warren C. French ot Woodstock read a blograpby ot Andrew Tracy, whose ancei-tnrs were among tne eany coionists, uorn in li'Ji, wbenthelegal lurlsprudence of Vermont was In its infancy, aud wlth llmlted opiortunl tiea for obtainlng an education, he encountered the difllcultles nnd privatlona common to the eany seuiera, uut nia indomitauie wui anu perseverance surmounted every htndrance. He was adjiltted to tho bar at tbe December term of Windsor couuty court in 1820, and stendily rose in hls protosi-lon until he wna recocnlzed aa one ot the ableat lawyera ln the country, be lng at one tlme associated witn ituius uioiuo and Asahel Peck nnd by them beld to be a man of great perceptlon and superlor intellect, lle was a lirm bellever in trials by jury ln which branch of tho prnctice he oxcelled, aud hla servlces were much eought after In the more dilllcult and Imnortant casea. Ue renre- sented tbe towns of Hartford and Woodstock ln the general nsnembly, nnd nt one tlme waa sntiiker oi tbe liuut-e. lu ibliJ ne waa electeu to congtena where be i-erved one teriu. He dled In 1SG8, uutnarried nnd bia remalns lle In tiie cemettry ht Woodstock, llou. llujt 11 , UCVIVIi JUUKD Ul bllU UUIIUU UM1IDD V.UUII, read an interestlng sketch upon the subject of Wllllam 0. Brudley of Westminster, wbom he portrnyed aa n man of extraordinnry nbllity ii'i..nls. 4...inn nli.j (:..,-. ...l... and nttalumenta. He waa ln full iiractlco for llfty-ilvo yeara and dled Marcb 4, 1807, at the agaof tlgbty-five. Atter tne reading of th e panera the meeting ndjourneu until ten o clock tbe next morniug, wnen me reguiar uusiness niceiing oituuns- Booiauou was neid, wltli lloir. ueorge w. liar man ln tho chalr. Tbe chalr appolnted a com mlttee to prepare nnd report u 11st ot ofllcera for the ensuing yoar; the repott of tho treaa urer waa recelved nnd acted uku, Bhowlng tbe aFsociAtlon to be in n suund conditlon tiunn- cially, there belng betweeu $400 and $500 do poslted to the credlt ot tho treaaurer lu the snvlngs bank. A recesa waa taken until Tbursday mornlng when tho committee re portrd the uamea of tho following geullemen aa olllcera for the year ensulug and they were unanunuusiy eiecteu: l'ropwent, iion. u. i, Filleld pf Montpelier: first vlce-nresldeut. IIon, Georgo W. llarman, of Bennington; second vice-pr4sldent, Colonol Aldace F. Walker of Rutland; thlrd vlcr-presldent, oi-Goyornorfios-well Farnham of Bradford; eecretary, Georgo W, Wlng, E?q,, of Montpelier; treaaurer. IIon. lllram Carleton of Montpelier: board of man- agera, presldent ex-offlclo, W. D. Wllsnn, l'q,, oi bt. Albans, is. J, Urmsboo l-jiq,, oi lirandon. Warren C. Ftencb, Esq., of Woodstock and Frank Plumloy E.q., of Northfield, chalrman. i-.x-uovornor uosweii farnnam maoe a re port for the committee nppolnted at the last annual meeting conslstlng of hlmself, IIon. E. l'neina. and irederlck l.. woodbrldce. lor the Durnoso of ralslns fnnda wlth which to erect a sultauie monument to tne lato jonn Plerpolnt, for many yeara chlef judge of tbe supreme court of Vermont. By contrlbutlona from the-iegal professlon throughout the state a sum snfllclent has been ralsed wlth wbich a monnment slmllar to the denien of the Pren- tlsa monument In Green Mount cemetery at Montpelier haa been pnrchaeed, and costing about seven hundred and fifty dollara. The contrnct was made wlth Sumner Ktmball and the work will be aet up betoro wlnter. The lot ln tho cemetery at Vergennes, whero Judge l'lernolnt a remalna lle, wlll be graded and lm- proved. juoco i-oiand read to ine meeiine ine reniy to the telegram sent to Lord Colerldge, of whlch mentlon waa made in our last lssuo. It la as followa : NO. 2 WEST FiriT-SKCOKD HlRXKT.I New Yoxk, October 24, 1883. l Oenllmmtilr. Evarts has elven rns the telenrat'hlc roeiugs whlch yon ent hlm yciterday erentDK, and wmcn yoa wera 80 Kina ai 10 aeBire Dim 10 comrauntcaie to me. I cannot adequately exprexi to you the feeltnRft ot Br&tefnl pleaeure whlch your mesMse hai excltM. 1 wlth It were poeBlble for me to come to youlnperon aod endearor at least to thank you an I woula wtfth. Uut on the ere of mv denarture for Enuland Ihln ls not oeeihe. i can bul Iham: the bench and bar or vermont ttm the bollom or my heart for thelr klnd and frraclous wordi. They are one more and one very convlnetnjr proof, lf ludeed proof were needed, of the corriMl feellng whlch blndK the ereat Drofeiilon to whlch we helorir Into one body, though tbe countrlee ln whlch we pracilce lt nre amaea oy ine occan. 11 waa neiignirni 10 meio flnd thU feellnir eo strong when I landed ln Amertca; lt wlll be a great satlsfactlon to me tndeed to feel. aa I hope I may, that myylslt haadonenothlng to make lt weaker. Fray convey to your colleagues of tbe bench ana uar my wann mnnKS ana wisne. lor ineir wenare. and neueve me to be, gentiemen. x our onugea anu oDsaieni eerrani, i;olekidgk. Iit ltanor the Chitt Jadnt ot Vermont, and L. P. roland, Ktq., vnairman of tne vommulee 0 tne ltar, The chalr appolnted a committee conslstlng 01 iion. u.tuiei Konerts and non. i.uko r Poland to coufer wlth tho members of the su preme court wltb referonce to the adoptlon of the new chancery rules and the rulea for tbe ndmlsslon ot attorneya, nnd report at a luture meeting. Tne banquet wednesday evening at tbe Pavlllon waa In every respect a success: the Bpeecn-maklng waa nappy, bumorouB and sult- ablo to tbe occaslon. The absence of Judge Barrett. presldent of tbe assoclatlon. was much rezretted bv all nresent. and was a serlous dis- noDolntment to tne otllcers upon wnom devolved tne entiro duty 01 preparauon nnd manage ment. Among the dlstlngulshod gentiemen pres ent wore Judeos Rovc. Ross. Powera. Venzev and Rowell, Hon. L.P. Poland, IIon. Danlel Rob- orta, iion. 11. t. iiueia, ex-uovernor i-arn ham and many othera. The supper gotten up nnder tne oirection 01 Mr. a. j. aioiey. manager of tbe Pavlllon, was another example ot catenng lor wnicu tne notei ia noteo. llavlng tlnlsned tne report Mr. llarman read several letters from dlstlngulshed gentiemen among wnom were william nl. tvarts. iseia- tor Justin S. Morrill, Ex-Governor J. Gregory smltn and hts excenencv. uovernor liarstow. expressing feellngs of regret at not belng able to be present. fcx-uovernor itoaweu farnnnm opened the speech-making nnd spoke ln termg 01 tne warmest approvai 01 tne good resuits 01 the meetlnga ot the assoclatlon nnd of thelr tendency to rlpen the acqualntance of the members with each other. Judge Poland waa then invited to eay somethlng in defense of tne natlonal congress. ue saia ne waa noi ac cuatomed to be continea or limited to particu- lar subjects on an occaslon liko thls and what ever remarkB ho might make would therefore be general. llere ns waa lnterrupted by Mr. llarman wno aaid tnat inia was about tne ue- gree of attention usuhIIv glven to their dutiea wnnn in congress. uouunuiDft nn raio, inai me Idea that the lawyer ot to-day was far inteiior to the lawyer of fifty years ago in point of in- teuect. wasa nobby. inero are many gooo lawyers where there used to be but few. Of all the gentiemen present, there were but two tlon. Lumei noberta and J. a, wmg, l-.t-q., wbo were ln actlve uractlce ln hls earller davs. E F. Palmer, the reporter of the supreme court declsions, waa called upon to respond to "What tne law ls. ne answered in a lew weu cnosen remarks wlth quotationa fiom hla extenslve reading, relatlnc the Incldent of the French judge who declded the case by the throwlng of dlce and saying that it mattered not so much whlch way a case waa declded, many tlmes. but unliormlty waa what was needed. W. W. btlckney, cierk 01 tne nouse, in answer to " wnat tne law ougnc to ne oeienueo tne actlon of the Iegislnture, maintalnlng tbat good faitb waa the governing motive of the law-makers. Judge Rowell, in response to What the law la to be sald that confiding in the clalma of the counsel It was easy to eatnb- lian tbe law eltner way: tuat tne court nad more dimcuity in lindingout tne law tor tnem eelves, and recounted the Instnnce of one of hia associates saying bumorously to hlm tbat dnv durlng tne argument 01 a case by counsel, wnv do tneee leiiows oisacree so auout me law?" Judge Ross supplenienttd btbfly the remarka of the preceding speaker that the law la to be wnat we may make lt. in bia opinion tbe counsel nnd tno court knew uetter tn needa of tbe people, In tbe matter of divoices, lor instance. tlinn eltner newspapers or divmes Hon. Diniol Roberta of Burlington spoke upon tbe sublect 01 uorr linidipy and upon men tlonlng Mr. Bradley'a musical qnalltles wbllo spenklng of hls characterlstics, n call waa made lor Mr Koferta tn sing a Bong, wuicn ne oiu uy rendericg Kittv Colralne ln llne styleto tne de light of all. Mr. Robert's voico retnlna Its fine musical nualitlea to a wonderful degree. II lard Fartlocton. E-o.. of St. Albans discussed tbe relation of the law to nrms und sald that the same respect for nnd obllgatlon to fnithtully do the duty on one npplled ns well to tueotiier. Joel C. Baker, lvq , of Rutland upou the same subject related an instance of a case in wliich ne took a part ouring tno Kc-oeuion wnen ius- tice in the South waa ndmlnistered tbrougli tbe chnnnela of tho mllltary courts. A man came to hlm and stated that a certain plauta tlon had been willed to hlm, but tbat some of tbo other helra wete obstlnate and he could not get postesslon, Upon thia Mr. Baker drew np a complnlnt and exblbited lt to tbe proper ofllcer who detalled some men to bring ln the offenders. After hearing the evidouce the conrt declded that tho plalntiff waa entitled to possesston and made an order to tnat enect, from whlch an appeal was taken to the provost marshal ot the dlstrlct. wno eventuauy afllrmed the decislon ot the conrt below. Tbe same waa afterwarda snstalnod in tbe law courts. Captaln John Jl- Watsou of Bradford responded to "The relation of tbe law to nrms ln tlmo of peace " ln a pleasant manner, glvlng a grnphlc account of hls experlorce nt the Ely mlnes riot In July past. He sald, presumably for tbo beneflt ot tho court, tbat ln the great case ot tbe Ely minea declded some yeara slnce, tbe squatter's tltle wna beld to btt para mount to that ot tbo teut owner, which caui-ed considernblo mernment. Mr. at-on critt- cised the power of money and monopoly na nenlnst tne interest 01 tno lauoriDg viasses Tbe sneech-maklng closed witli some remarka from Hon. I). F Hlleld, the newly elected pres ldent of the axsocMtion. lle appreclnted tho Imnortance nnd value of the annual mcetings aud the bent fit to bo recelved from tho llo grapblcal skotchea of promlnent men in tbe proiesslon und supplemcnted tbe remarka of juucti I'oiann tnat tiieie fseru many coou law yers in tiie state nnd that Vermont waa not n "pasture" ln whlcb the professlon from any other stnto could come to "browse" and carry awnv clorv. The hour of twelvo havlng arrived, tho ban- nuet closed by nu singing auiu Lang bvne. ed by Mr, Roberta Too much pralse cannot bo nccorded to Mr. llarman for the able manner in which be preoldtd over the banquet, bia ready wlt serving hlm always und entertaluing the otuera. Kitst Dloiilpoller. 'I he school at tho Center Is to bfgln Nuveiuber 12th,, . Abblo Balley Is 2ettiug uetter ouper ntcuuout u.utt la ex pected to hold an educattonul moettng ln town somo tlme during the fall or wlnter. .Joseub D. Stiles, the test Spirituallst medlura, spoke to tne peopie at tne east cnurcu suuuay, nt two o ciock r, 31. Puiie blood holpa to make a clear consclenco. IbMid's SirsapailUa purlllos tho blood. Enougb sald. senu ua a blg uottio. Obltnnry. Mns. I'niLUitA l'owi'.im, aged elehtv-elcht yeara, relict of Hartwell I'owers, Esq,, ot For rlaburgb, dled at East Warren October 17th. The deceaaed wna married forty-nlne years ago and snrvlved her buaband seven yeara. Soon after hla deatb ahe wentto East Warren to live wlth her daughter, Mrs. Kraellne Worcester, who dled four yeara ago, leaving her aged mother in caro of Phllura J. Worcester, who has taken eare of her until her deatb. She re talned ber montal facultles tlll wlthlu a few montha, but slnce then her mlnd haa been somewhat Impalrnd. Her laBt liours were peaceiul and quiet. iunoral servlcoa were held at her late resldence ln East Warren, Oc tober 20th, Rev. W. A. Averill making some very approprlate remarka. The cholr sang a nymn biio oiten ropeated w 11110 rick: " Dread Soverelgn, let my evenlDK song Llke holy Incense rlse; Asnlat the offerlng ot my tongue To reach the lof ty akles." Iler casket was draoed wlth black, and fnll rlpe wheat and fiowera. The grave was llned wlth everereen. By her request ahe waa lald to rest ln the cemetery near whero she roslded ln youth. Plainfield. Mrs. Betser Town. a resldent ot thia place for many yeara, but who haa been lor tne last lew months witn ner daugnter, Mrs. Lnura Lylord, In Cabot, dled tbere last Thurs day and waa buried here on Saturday Cbarlea B. Gale went last Monday to work as clerk in a storo at Groton Pond, He will be very much mlssed here. . . . We now have com mnnicatlon wlth Montpelier by telephone. Offlce at the botol ot A. C. Stayton. Marshfield. As November 10th ia the four hundredth anniversary of the blrth ot Martin Luther, hla llfe wlll be the theme of the preacher next Sunday mornlng at tbe Methodist church. Tbero will be a concert at the same church in the afternoon A. D. McCrillia has 1,100 turkeys. 100 chlckens and fifty geese fattenlng to klll, and Webstor Has kina haa 550 tnrkeya and fifty geeso fattenlng to sell, A good chance for Thanksgivlng. . . . M. D. Bemia ia confined to hla house by slckneas. Cnbo'. Cantain Mvers bas drawn tbe money from the town treasury and pald off hls fire comnmy. Sl 95 etch Nathan Cor- llss haa rented and moved into n part of Anson uoburn s nouse. . . . air. uaie 11 as recoverea irom bls McknefB, and reaumed the dutiea of the school last Monday. . . . Mrs. Baxendnlo dled last saturday mornlng aiter a severe uiness 01 six weeks. nzed twentv-elsht vears iho re- mains of widow Jamos Ileath were brought to town forlnterment last Monday from Elmore. Pcnclinm, Rev. Mr. Cbandlor of East Hardwick preacbod nt tbe Congregatlonal cburch last Surdav... .Tho nromenade con cert last Friday evening was not very well at- tended l'rolessor u. A. llunker attended the teachers instltnte at Montpelier last Thurs day and Friday F. E. Palmer shnt tbree loxea last week .lames uiark, our practicai phrenologlst, went to New York last Monday to attend a course 01 lectures, out came oacK Thursday. Jlm says he waa juat flve mlnutes too late to get ln, East Culnis. II. N. Pearce Ia ln Vinevard IIaven, Mass., teaching....Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Dwlnell have returned from thelr vlslt ln Mas sacbusetts....Mrs. S. Webb haa been qulteill for several weeks, but is now a little better. . . . Tbe Good Templars have a candy pull at thelr hall on thls (Wednesday) evening. ...Almon Tucker of Plainfield haa moved to A. P. Hlcka' farm. . . .Sulllvan Grav haa ralsed up hia house. put nnder some underplnnlng, clapboarded it and palnted lt a fancy color. .. .John Cochran haa been confined to tbe bouse for a number of weeka with the asthma.. . .Mra. Gilman Guern aey haa been qulte slck for a few weeka, but la somo better now. ...Mrs. Simeon Webb ls hav lng a bard run ot bllloua f ever. middlesex. Samuel Long has exchanged bia farm, atock and tools for Myron J. Long's house, shop and about four acrea of land, re celvlng $2,000 in the exchange. L. D. Ainswortu bas sold bls saw mill. house and shop to J. II. Holden for 83,000. By thls sale Mr. Alnsworth haa dlaposed of all the real estate he owned ln town, lncluding the saw mill on the Moretown side of tbe river Mr. Alnsworth bougbt the giist mill here nine teen yeara ugo. Slnce that time he haa con tlnued buvlng until ho owned the entire water power and all the mllls thereon. Ho intends to remove to Burlington to occupy and improve some valuable real estate ho owns there. North Montpelier. The citlzens of thia vicinlty are again called upon to mourn the de parture of one of tbe oldest and most estcemed townsmen lu the death of Loren Gray, wbo dled of paralysia last Saturday afternoon at four o'clock. Samuf.l Edwards wbo baa resided In thla vicinlty for the last seventv years, has sold bia farm, etc, wltb the mtentlon 01 golng to con necticut to livo wltb his daughter, Mrs. Edmond Warren. The telephone between here and Montpelier la now complete and in thorough working order. Many tbanks nre due to the projector and owner, Colonel A. C. Brown. The publlo ofllce in North Montpelier is in the etoio ot W. U. iiye. Therf. la to be n grand vocal and instrumen- tnl coucert lu Unlon cburcb, ln thia place, Thursday evening, Novtmber 15, glven In bonor and for the benefit ot Ellen J Nye nnd Htrold E. Ne, under tbe directlon of Professor C. F Dudley, who will be asslsted by n chorua of forty volces from surrnundiug towns. Tho evenlDg a entertalnment wlll consist of vocal solos, duetts, quartettes and chorusea nnd ln ttrumental selectiona rendered by Ellen J. Nve. plauist. and Hurold E. .ve, viollnist. The management have luvited forelgn txlent aa loiiows: Mra. 1.. v. spencer 01 Mnrsim ia, F W Bancrott of Montpelier, Mr. und Mra. William A. Perry of Barre, Mra. Ua Marsh Johnson of Northfield and II. P. Wblttier of Cabot, all of whom ure expected to be present and take part in the exerclsea. We bespeak lor lt a generoua patrouage. Waitsfield. Georgle, son of Dr. Howe, fell from a shed on whlch he nnd other chlldren were at play und broke hla arm. II. R. Biiown and Royal Clark of Northfield were ln town Saturday. J. W. GitFooitv and wite are vlslting hla parents in Williamstown. Ilumi. eon ot Hugh McKlnney, had one of his eyesaeverely lnjured by a piece of butter nut sliell. I'AitTiuoaM still contlnuo to die. Some tbink tbe causo to bo un over supply ot preclpl- tate 01 lead. It ls Bitld that 4,2r0 pounds ot coal were drawn from Middlesex to tliis town by one palr of horses at one load and tho horsea were eoberl Rkv. II. F. IIill, rector ot Christ church. Montpelier, conducted religlous tervices ln tbe tclioolbou-e In Irasvllle last Sunday. Tbe house was well lllled by a htrge aud upprecia tlve audience. D11 Howe waa called to dresa tbo hand of a son of Mithew Strong of Fayston. The little leuow got nis u ina caught ln tne tbreshlng machine- and it waa uecesoary to atnputute three of hls fingers. Ovku ten tbousaud dollars has boen loaned by J. W. Gregory fnr peopie iiflhU vicinlty tlnce January lt, 1883 Ihe loans aro secured ou llrst mortgages, uultlng to tho loaners elght per cent nnuuui luterost, M. A. BcaiiNULL has just got poasesalon ot the gun I1I1 grandfatber carrled through the Ilevululloiiary Wnr. lt ls a Freucb musket and upon the barrel may be seeu the result of a ulow dollvered by au ErglUhmnu wlth hla 'subre ln u band to hand coiilllct. Wo think it Mllo had been there lnstead ot hia grandfatber, the gun would bave had no dent. North Itinidolph Lyman nnd Charlea HoyCH returned to thelr bomea In Groton and Lowell, Mass.,.. James Hogan finUhed work for John Huntington and is working in Wil liamstown Dix J, Ciunp hna just recelved one of HaU's type wrlters whlch he llkes very much. lt la u sluiple, durnble, rellable, cheip, fast wrlting machine. For full partlculara, sample ot wrlting, eta, addresa hlm at East Randolph, Vermont.