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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
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
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
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.
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
An eztra fine llne of white nnderwear for
ladiea, also a large stock of Hamburg edglnga,
Read the advertlaement of old, strong, and
rellable Llfe Company 11 Wanted " ln an
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
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,
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.
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
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
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
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
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."
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.
B. V. Youno ls lald up wlth rbenmatlam,
Georqe Jacobs of Boston waa in town over
IIon. James L. Maktin epent Sunday ln
Tiie Rentz-Santley Combtnatlon at Capltal
One of the fine "polnters" owned by John
lluuuara, is aeau
IIauby Lowk waa in Boston last week. ro
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'
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-
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,
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
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
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
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-
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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,
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