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VERMONT WATCHMAN & STATE JOURNAk, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1883.
5 vated and manlfested. Especlally should the teacher understnnd the home Influencei whlch nrronnd a pupll In order to cstabllsh nn UU1 llgent and advaotageous rolatton toward hls puplls. Tlie curront of a chlld'a thoughts may be polsoned by baneful home lniluences, hls asplrations bllghted or hls nmbltlon dulled. To such puplls tbe teacher should be a moral guardlan, a klnd and watchftil monltor. Per verted tastes and vlctona deslres may have tholr oxcltlng canso ln bad llteratnro at home a copy of a 1'oltco Ncws brought into the horae by a carelessfathor, by the bad langnage, the grossness or intemporance of the home. Wlth such cases tho teacbcr should b famlllar and agalnst gucli moral polson be flhould en deavor to furnlsh bu anttdote. Tlie first exorclse In tho afternoon was a re markable oxhlbition of tho ablllty of Professor Thompson of Burlington to teach slnglng, or of tho ablllty of tho Montpelier chlldren to learn slnglng, or, what is ruost probnblo, of botli. A clnss of fittecn or twenty little boyg and glrls who liad hnd no systcmatlc trnlning in slnslng tlll thia vory morning, gang tho dll forent f cales, told what scale they had eung ln, and dld other thlngg whlch would linve been credltable to puplls of tbelr ago, after a ycar's trnlning. "What Should a Teaoher do before the First Day of School?" Prlncipal J. M, Comstock, SpringQold, answored thls conutndrum some what ns follows: (1) Ho may learn from hls predecessor facts ln regard to the goneral con dltlon of tbo school, the nublle sentlment of the communlty wlth regard to cducatlon, what may be expeeted from commlttee and parontfi, and whatever ho can respecting lndivldual pn nils. (2) Ftom cltlzens conversant wlth the gchool, he may learn ln regard to hls predcces- Bor, wnat wero nis eiements 01 success uuu fallure. (3) By maklng acqualntanco wlth lu dlvldual puplls, he nmy wln tbelr good wlll ln advnnce. "Strategyand Tactics ln the Teacher" was developed by George A. Brown, Esq., of Bel lows Falls. He referred tho roeanlng of tbe gubject to a fancled rescmblance between mlll tary mattew and tho toacher's admlnlstratlon of rrovernment ln the BChool room, There 1s usually a trlal of strengtb betweon teacher and puplls and the quallty of tbe order deponda on whlch elde wlna. There ls meaning ln tbe expregslon "gotting used to thlfl school-houje. Ston Imiiendlne dlaorder before lt gathers mo- mentum. The teacher must govern In hla own wnv. An exehance of teacborB mav ruln methods. What would be wise methoda for one mleht be foollsh for another. Each pupil also has an Indlvldualltv whlcb the teacher must observe and Btudy, and tre.it wlth dlscrlra- lnatlon. Tbe teacher stands in loco parcnus. Thia relatlon confers rlehts and ImiKises duties. Cultlvntes good manners. Do not make a pro- tuslon of rulcs or establish fixed penaltles. Clrcnmstances altor cases and the ruie or penalty may be lnconvenlent. School govern ment sliould more resemble a court of equlty than of law. Make punisiiment wnen neces sarv follow aulcklv on the off ense. A punlsb ment too severe to be infllcted ln the presenco ol tne school ls too severe to be inmcted nt au. Pnnlsh ln the presence of the school. Object teaching here bas Its merlts as well aa ln other things. Never have awhlsper roll. Tbemark lng eystem is a necessary evil. Never attiibute your own faults to tbe school. The school ls an ezcellent barometer foretelllng chanees in tbe weather a fruitful ciuse for breaches of decorum whlch must be endured. I'rovlde eafetv valves for mercurial snlrits and tlred. restless bodles. Let ln the oxygen. Pure alr wlll sometlmcs cure lazlnessand confaslon. " Methods of Inciting to Dillgenco and Or- dor waa plensantly and lnstructlvely enlorced oy I'rlnclpal (J. 11. uunton ol l'ouitney aa loi lows: Between the cbild's lntollect and hlawlll llo hla sensibllittes, determlnlng what task the wlll sball put upon the lntellect. The teacher wlfhes to secure diligence on the part of hls puplls. He wlll appeal to the commonkmo tives to strlve for success In any department of endeavor. Certain of the moral emotlons wlll be enllsted; the feellng of responsibility for opportunlties cnjoyed and the love of parenta wlll be stimulated. Also tho selfish deirca for esteem, forpower, for superlorlty, wlll be made to auzment tho zeal for ctudv. The means bv whlch the teacher wlll seek to marsbal these motives to cffort should be: (1) WelMlmed words before the school, or whispered ln the ear of the lacsard. (2) The markine evstem. 3) Dlvidlng the clasa lnto rival hnlves. The efllciency of the;e and klndred methods is un qucstloned. He had seen ntudentn held to dlll gent work for successlve years by the pressure of tbese motives nlone. The teacher wlll also aDDeal to tbe natural deslre for knowledge. To a deslre, the presence of tho appropriate ob- i (ectia a necessary etimuius. inisacsirovaries n Its intenslty wlth different persona, ns do the other desires; but lt always wlll be moved hy the rigbt subject adequately prenented. Tbat whlch ls not understood falls to interest long. The deslre cravea a definlte object; bence whatever ls taken ln hand should be maa- tered. No definlte rules can be givenlor prop- ment must determlne what shall be demandtd ln each caso. The rnoet efllclent etimuius Is found ln rlgbt presentatlon of tbe reeular work. But occasionally somo general exercise wlll serve aa an appetlzer to tbe deslre to know. To inclte to order the wbole programme of tbe school sbould be such as to euggest system and Degec a love ior lt. Owing to tbe absence of the reeular sneak ers, the nexthalf hour wasoccupled by Colonel itanaaii, i'roiessor uoie, 1'rircipai liut, rrmci pal Blngham, liov. Mr. Miller and I'rlnclpal ricnara, wuo gave tne association some rlng lng, eloquent tive-miuute speechos, eimply es' saya boikd dovm. At the evenlng aesslon Superlntendent II. 0, Wheelerof Burlington considered "Theliela- tlon of tbe State to Educatlon." Mr. Wheeler, addresslng the teachers and Bcbool oftlcials. considered them as tbe employes of the state nnd proposed to cxamine their relatlons to thelr employer. Bearing ln mlnd tbe cbarac- ter oi our government, educatlon is a necesslty. Tbe people mako and execute the laws. They govern. Tbe state stands in some sense in the relatlon of ownerahip and parent to its citlzens. In the lauguage of Judge Strong of the Unlted gotten tbat the chlldren and youth of the country belong not to their parents alone; they are ln ono sense the berltage of the state, lta propeity as much as the pub'.lc landa or the proceeds oftaxatlon." The clearest paiental duty is to prepare the child for the work of life. lllackBtone declarea the duty of educatlon to be the moBt important of parental dutlea. Tbe maxlmum ia the rneaaure of advantage whlcb Bbould be nrovldod by a parent for hla child. conslderlng hls circumstancea. Civil dutleaare manlfold, running through all departments of government. A power so vast and far-reach- lng sbould be lntelllgently exorclsed. The state takes its character from tbe cltlzen. The ballot, the) lawa, the executlon of laws, the lunctions of the judge, are what the cltlzen is. What the cltlzen ls becomes lncorporated ln hls governmenc. vice and lgnorance tend to de. struction and dlsorganlzatlon; vlrtne and lntel llgence to growth. liealth and strenirtli. Arla tocracy and royalty feel the need of educatlon Ior themselveB. How presslng Is tbat neod when every man-chlld Is an belr apparent and everymana soverelgn. Arlstotle sald: "All wbo have meditated on the art of noverninE manklnd have been convlnced that the fate of omplre depends upon the educatlon of chll dren." Tbe elTect of educatlon upon crlme and industry was shown by statlstics. Investlga tlons carried on ln twenty states show (1) Tliat obout one-tblrd of all the crlme commltted ls committed by persona practlcally llliterate. (2) The proportlon of crimlnals among tbe lterate ls auout ten tlmes as great aa among ose wbo have been iuatructed ln the elements of a coromon school educatlon. In Belglum lt ls etated that one-balt of tbe prisoE populatlon Is wholly llliterate on commlt ment, and In Holland one-tblrd. Educa tlon promotes industry, eicites new delres and calls out new activltles; jolns sklll to labor; makes tt more productlve Hnd more re numerative. " The hand," f ays Ilorace Mann, "is found to be another hand when gulded by an lntelllgent mlnd." Investigatlon sbows that mo uouor u iimu ia eaucatea and tne greater his lntellectual rojources, the less he U Inclined to sensual indulgence and to any klnd of ex cess, whlle hU family recelvea better care and hls home is more attractive. I'rolesaor Huxley flxes tbe llralts of educatlon. " No syntem of educatlon," he says, " ls worthy the naine, un less lt oreateB a great educatlonal ladder wlth one end In the cutter and the other ln thn unl. verslty." We are drawn to the conclualon that the state ls tho guardlan and patron of educa tlon. There ls no Btopping place short of the hlghest attalnmentB requlred of any of Its cltl zens. The Btate U eupreme and lt may do whatever Is necessary to protect Its own life. to improve Its prosperous growth, and develop- iuvdi ui us uiKiiuai vvcii-ueing. a repuuiican government," In tbe language of Montacu. "nteds the wbole power of educatlon." Tho Btaleof Mlchlgan wltli its good common schools crowned wlth its magnifioent universlty. furn isbea the model for Amerlcan states. The duty rests upon puullo meu, educators and all goou cnizena to Btipport vermont lnstitutlons To do otherwlso ls uncrateful and dislovul Vermont lnstitutlons, lt we would eoek to pro- mote tbo blgbest Intcrcsta of tho state, claim our care and patronago. It lt is of Intnreat to bavo tho hlgher lnstitutlons of loarnlng, It Is tlio part 01 good Cllizensmp kj mniniain niom, In conclualon, the Btato shonld make Its educa tlonal Btrncture decp, broad and hlgb, and open to au, ana lts citlzens snouia wnn loyui uueiuy malntaln and presorve lt. oir. wneoier waa ionowea uy nira. i. t. Blcknell of Buston ln an eloquent and stlrrlng addrcas. Ho sald thia was tho brclnnlng of a great educatlonal revlval. Intoroat wns be gtnnlng to be takon In prlmary schools. Com mon schools, tne jaCK-screws oi progress, wore llftlng tlie common schools and consoqtiontly llftlng the wbole superstructure. The head of tho natlonal life, the clty Bchools, has boen rnrrfullv nurtured. but tho country Bchools, Its heart, has been neglocted. As every shower sends down tho fertlllty of tho hllls to enrich tlie valleys so every yoar has sent tlie ablllty of the country to perpotuate tho clty. Now tho clty must pay back to tho country that tbo country child may have juat as good ndvan tnges for obtalnlnp an educatlon ns the clty child. In Hhode Island he had secured tha passago of n law raislng a state tax for these schools. In thls way somethlng was dono to take back to tho country the contrlbutlons the country had been maklng to the clty. The chtld has a rigbt to demand nn educatlon, tho state has a rlght to insist that tho child eball receive lt. ureat provtsion ior iuo common school ls made by the states ln the West. Ver mont as n stato is dolng nothing. We must ask her for help. Tbe only jtiBt rule for taxa tlon Ia that money should go where lt can do' tbe most good. Genoral II. 11. Carrington fol lowed wlth a few energetlc nnd polnted re marks. BATOKDAT MOBNIN.O. After tho buslness moetlne. Hon. T. W. Blck nell openpd the dlscussion on exnminatlon of tenchers. Mr. Blcknell spoke of the lm portance of n hlgber standnrd of quallflcatlon for tbo teachers of tho conntry, and nt the out set showed how wonderfnl waa the advance- ment In material nppliancea for lndustrial work. and that tho same perfectlon sbould ex- Ist in splrltual and lntellectual work, In order tosecuro tlie best taient, we must navo large funds from the Btate. ns well ns from the local treasury. The teacher sbould submlt to a thorough examlnatlon for threereasnna: First, the stxte, slnce so much of tho state' s future depends upon the puplls' work. Wblle no par tlcular school can bo rnid to furnlsh the best teachers, yet each belps to fix the standard. Ilorace Mann's work for a hlgher standard ln teaching never llved so emphatlcally as to day. Secondlu, for the sake of the school. Slnce the good school ls but tbe rellex of tho tp.icher, let there be n rlslng tlde at thn school dok, dolng better nnd better work. We must pay more, If we expect better work. Prlmary teachers should be the best in the school, and sbould receive tbo best pay. Nearly any good ccholar wlth dlrective power can teach a high school, but only thoso especlallv cndowed can teacu in a prlmary grano. tmraiy, ror tne saice of the profe.-slon. Normal schools oucht to ask thn state to examino thelr puplls, nnd not allow them to use the normal certlficates aa a shleld behlnd whlch to boast on examlnatlon day. Teaching power, not book loarnlng, is tbe chlef element in successful teaching. Kuucntionai weetlncs. rttnclnal U. A Bunker of Peacham, sald a broad view of the subject includes not only instltutes nnd ed ucatlonal meetings recognized by lnw, but also all klnda of educatlonal meetings. Instltutes and educatlonal meetings have not nlwavs ful- llllcd reasonablo expectatlons, stlll they are sometimes a mlchty power in advancing edu catlonal lnterests. Teachers nro excoedlngly llable to fall into ruts. Association wlth teach ers nnd mutual Interchange of ideas, vlgorous and even warm discussions, wlll call attention to questionable methods, and Btrengthen what proves to be beneficinl. Many teachers take no pains to Improve In their methods. They tako no school journals and attend no meet ings. Attcndance upon instltutes would rouse sucb teacherH from their Indlfference. F.rrors Into whlch they bave unconsclously fallen would bo dlsclosed and they would derive an Impulse for better work. What better means of asslstance can teachers bave ln formlng a correct juagment m au tnese matters tlian that derived from such meetings? The speaker tooK tne ground tnat tnere was a Jack ol unlty of sentiment on the part of educators concern- mg the educatlonal Bystem of the state. The lncmbcrs of tbo association were urged to nnlte upon n well-dlgested system, nnd then ask for appropriate lpgfslatlrn. Referring to the mako up of the programme the speaker expressed tho convictton that the ladles should havoa far larger part in these meetings. f we are to make progress In what so Intlmately conccrns us. we all bavo a work to accomiiltsh. Let each nnd every member of tbis association re splve lunceforth to exert birnself to tbe utmost to make these gatherlngs profltable to the teaciierH ana tne masses oi tne peonle. and a very lew years wlll witness a grand and per inanent aurance in tne cnuse oi eaucation ln Vermont. " Washington aa a Soldler." bv Gen. II. B. Carrington of Boston. was the closlnz address of the meeting. Tbe address was an exhaustive tuustratlon oi the prlnciples of strateglc war- are, as uiustratea uy tne wisdom nnd tleld movements of Washington in the conduct of the war for Amerlcan independence. The gen eral prlnciples of milltary science were first stated, showlng that as far back as the earllest hlstory of the Ilebrews, tho Bame fundamental Ideas prevalled aa to milltary operatlons. only modined by change of weapons and tbe progress of mecbanlcal art. The key Idea of the address was to sbow that whlle it was true llrltlsli pollcy to cut oil New England and the Sonth from concert action wlth the central col- onies, it waa eqnally wlse In Washington to noiu iub cenirai posuion in new jersey, so as to continually threaten New York, and prevent iub uniiBu irom Biving to eitner oi tne outeide operatlons a chance for Buccess. Manv suc- gestions were made to teachers In tho way of simpllfylng the operntlons, and grouplng the events of the war, closlng wlth a descriptlon of that sequel to Washington'B plans whlch outgeneraled Clinton and closed the war by tne captnre ol uornwallls. ueneral Carrington spont thlrty years, surveyed them In person. visited Europe to study origlnal archlves, and is the author of the standard historv and ninna of the revolutlonary war. Tbe audlence was held to close attention for an hour, wben the meeting was obllged to adjourn. Thus closed one of the most enthuslastic and profltable ed ucatlonal meetings ever beld witbin the llmits of the tbe state. The ofllcers for the followiug year are presldent, I'rlnclpal C. A. Bunker of Peacham; secretnry, I'rlnclpal J. M. Conv stock of Sprlngfleld; treasuror. Prlncipal L V, Haskell of Windsor; executive commlttee I'rlnclpal J. M. Hltt of Northfield. Prlncinal S W. lyndon of Burlington, I'rlnclpal C. C. Gove of New Haven. The followlng.resolutlons were moyea ana unanimously adopted: Retolvid. That more t-lHcient lunervlnlon U a nreniln netMl of our educatlonal 8 Btem. aDd tliat iuchamo.ua. catloncf tliepreent iyeni U UnpcraUvely demanded as wlll glTe to our nchoola the benrtll of a tborougb, tre queat and Intellleent expreftBlon by men Bieclally .iniucu (Ui l.g (JCTlUIIUaUCO UI HUU1 UUiy. Jttiolvtd. Tbat we note wlth Dattstactlon and sratl tnde the establlfthment of vlllaee and town UbrartaB ln varlous parti of the state, aud we urge upou teachers tbe lm portance of using these valuablo addltlons to thelr educatlonal apnaralus m such a way as touiake tbe 11 brary bclu ln the Intellfctual and moral agencles, an eftlclnt ally of the school. JtttOlved. Hiatwe earnestlv and rorillaMv favnr llie tovrn s) sim of schools, and hereby pleilKe onr hearty esorls to secure lts adopllon tbruughout the state, botli by iersonal work and by lmlsllng that the towns ln our luiuedlatevlclnlty vote upon the nuebilon atour next &!arch metlDg. lluolvtd, Hiatwo pledgeouruntlrinKeffortslnfavor ot teraperance lntrucllon ln schools, and uice teil-took coiniuttUfes to walt tlll sprlng bfrore adoptli g a teit book ou the subject lu order that a euttable selectlon may b made. heiohtd, That the Ibanks of thls association aro hereby eiieudwltotherallroid coinimnlMi for thelr courtesles, tothe exerutiye commlttee for thelr fallbful and la borlous tfforu for the tnccess of thls meeting, tothe speaxers and workers from out of the state, and to the people of Montpelier for the ime of thelr Hte hall, hi. Il I1UCK1IA.M, ) MIH4 AliAll A. wALK Klt, Commlttee. a. Vt hiidoy, ) An Interestlng and suggestlve exhlbit of the practlcal work of the school room was made by Mr. A. L. Hardy, prlncipal of the West Ran dolph graded school. Samples of penmanshlp by prlmary scholarH were blglily credltable to the Bjstem devlsed by Mr. Hardy and the sklll with whlch It ia taught, Thero wore samples of composltlons of young scholars, bringlug in certain gpecltled worda nnd written during the few tnoments allowed for the exercise. These soetned divestcd of the terrors nnd hnckueyed forms of the conventional " comosltlou," They were frosh, brlght and origlnal, gram matlcnlly composed and gracefully expressed. Samples of map and tochulcil drnwing from thls school Indicated that West Rtndulph graded school Is conducted for a llvlng purpose and that lt reallzoa tbat purposo. The postmaster-general announces an Inten tlon of procoedlng ngalnBt the patrons of lot tories. The maillng of n letter rcquestlng n lottery tlcket ls an oHense agalnst tho law. BltlOIIT'S DlSEASK, DlAIIKTKH, KlHNEV, LlVKll ok UitiNAitv Diskasks Havo no fear of any of these diseases If you use Hop illtters, ns they wlll prevent nnd cure tbe worst cases, even when you havo been made worso flV gome great puHod up pretended cure. Northfield. Dn. Davis and Mrs. Paullna Cady were mar rled Monday, as appoara by the marrlage notlcea, The Flotchcr houso on Pleasant gtreet Ia bo Ing palnted. An elghteen-foot drlvo well ro cently put in brought nn nbundanco of cold, Boft water. Commonion servlces wlll be held nt tho Con gregatlonnl church next Sunday. The church meeting prepnratory wlll bo held in tho church parlor at two r. m., Frlday, Tnn rallroad company has found that lt Is nnsafe to run the fast trnlns through the Bta tlon, nnd a new track Is belng lald west of tbe miildlng Ior tho use ol tbo through tralns. Ukv. F. W, Bahti.ktt has lmnroved consld- erably In bealth under the care of Doctors Bradford nnd Habol, and oxpects to retnrn to hls pnrlsb nt Norwich, N. Y,, in a fow wceks. Dit. and Mits. BttADFOito nnd Mlsa Moore bavo presented to St. Mary's church n hand some cngle lccturn, a prayor desk and stall. Tho artlcles were in thelr places In the chnncel last Sunday nnd nro glven ln memory oi ue parted friends. On nccount of tho teachers association at Montpelier last week there waa no sosslon of the gradod school Thtirsday or Frlday, All of the teachers but ono nnd a large number of the puplls In the hlgh school attended tho convon tlon. I'rlnclpal Hltt recelved much merited pralse for hls efllclent work on the oxecutlvo commlttconnd was electcd chairman of that commlttee for next year. Last Frldav nlzlit was the nnarterly electlon of the Good Templnrs' lodgo and these offlcera were chosen: W. C. T., II. L. Clark; W. V. T., Mrs. L. A. Wllson; W. S Della Klmball; W. F. S., Ulara llarwood; W. T., J, U. Cobum; Johnson: W. G.. Mnggle Honston: W. S.. Fred uiarn; organist, jessie jones. Appropriate resoiutions wero passea respccting iuo iate m, ,1 iiuiu.i n tiv nna uu iil.i.d uuu iniuuui iui.ui- ber of tlie lodgo untll 111 liealth prevented hls aitenaance ai tnq meetings A quikt weddlnc took placo last Wednosday evenlng at the resldence of Mrs. Klmball on Central Btroct by whlch her daughter, Misi Abble, was unltcd to Willls F. Baker, Ksq. Uer. F. C. Cowper, rector of St. Marv's churcb, ofllclated, and only a very small company of reiatives and lnttmato inonds wero present. Thero was a large number of nresents. useful. valuablo, ornamentnl and otherwlso, nnd tho young couple begln tbelr marrled life witb tho upst wishes ol a largo number of friends. inoy wlll remain, oi course, wltu Alrs. n.lmbau. Mccn Interest nnd amnsemont was occa- sloned by the sult of Andrews vs. Klchards, trled beiore justlce llolton Baturday nlgnt, v. F. Bker belng counsel for the olatntlff and F. Plumley for tho defendnnt. It ls sald that of the plalntlff's wbole debit nccount of about elghty dollars, thirty-slx dollars was for tlme spent in attempts to settlo accounts for tbe de fendnnt. One cbarge was for f orty houra spent by the old gentleman ln trylng to aettle Klch nrd's accounts with Mr. Bacon. The caso Is "witb the court," and declsion wlll be ren- oered aaturdny. DuiiiNn tbe absence of the wlfe of a young man llvlng on -Central street, he has been as slsted (?) in bis bouse keeping operatlons by some young lady reiatives and friends. One day last week " Jlm " took home some oysters ior aupper, uut dunng tlio cooking proccss they accidentnlly or otherwlso got pretty thor oughly seasoned wlth nlum. Tho gentleman thlnks the glrls could not tell the dlflerence be tween nlum and salt, but they clann that they were only pickllne the bivnlves. Thelr exoerl- ment seems likely to be succesgfnl in one re- spect nt least, tney wlll probably keep n long time ueioro anyone oits tnem. Mit. Alonzo Wilmot died on Frlday after a long nnd palnful lllness. The funeral was neld at lita late resldence, corner ol water and summer Btreew, at two o ciock sunday aiter noon. IJev. I. P. Hooth. tiastor of the Univer salist church, ofllclated and a largo number of friends were present. The interment took placo in Elmwood cemetery. Although it had been evident for some time that hls lease of life was short, the blow when it came fell beavily on bis wife and daugbters. During hls resldence of about threo vcars nnd a half in thls town Mr. Wlltnot had galned the respect of the communlty and bis loss is deeply mournea, Thk new tlme tnble ls more unsatisfao. tory than any whlch we bave bad for manv years before. Hall'g traln, morning and even lng, Ia taken off , and now persona havlng busl ness in towns north of here must go at about balf-past nlne in the morning nnd return at about eleven at nlght. We tbink the people of thia town wlll be ready to send a representa tlve to the leglslature next year, wbo wlll use nis euorrs to nave tne reguiation oi rauroad time laDies nut into tne nands ol a comm a- slon that wlll give some attention to the ac commodatlon of the local trafflc whlch bas to support tho road. We havo no objections to the running of fast tbrouuh tralns. but the rallroad, rb a publlc corporatlon dependlng for Its existence on the grants made by our legls lature, must recognize our rlght to local ac- commoaation, Last week's JVcuj gives the followlng ao count of the death of a young man well-known ln town: '"Thomai Boland, a Northfield boy. was kllled near Middlesex Tuesday nlght. Ilo was braking No. 17 freight and at that place they were to take wator. The other brakeman went ahead to the englne, telllng tbe conductor that be would let Boland go back to tbe saloon to eat hls lunch. ln golng to the englne be dld not meet Boland, but tnpposed he had dropped to the ground and thus gone back. Ho stnld at the front of the traln tlll tbey arrived here. wben Boland was mlssed. The englne waa at once uncoupled and sent back, and the body of tbe unfortunate man found, but ina frlgbtfully mangled condltion. It waa brought to North field and taken to J. L. Abbott's undertaking establlshmentto be prepared forburlal. Tho body was badly cut, both arms and legs belng nearly severed, and the uiarks upon the track showed that he had been rolled by the traln nearly twenty-five rods. He was about twenty- nino years oi age ana unmarried." Mns. Husseli. and Mlss Polly returned last r,orp.mntT.hl'7l8Lt Pedeneiburtr, Y.. . . . Edltor Richmond went to New York on bnsl- ness last Wednesday and Is nccompanied by bis wlfe. ...Mrs. II C. Burt and daughter of Swanton are vlsltlng Mrs. Burt's father, II. Barker. ...Dr. and Mrs. Nlcbols returned last Thursday from New York, and Mrs. Hltt, wbo has been ln Boston for two weeks, ls home agaln.... Lisle Mclntosh of South Royalton has been vlsltlng ln town the past week.,.. Fred Metcalf goea this week to attend tbe Boston school of dentlstry. He leaves the buslness ln cbarge of Dr. Gllbert atthe new stnnd. .. .Dr. Walling aud family left yesterday for Florlda, wnero tney wut Bpena tne wlnter. miMiiiiKion. mo gospel-woikers bold a servlce at the Unlon church here on Sunday morning. Mns. Wahken FKrrnn, wbo had been 111 for gometlmoof InfUmmationof the bowels. died on Monday of last week, nnd was burled on Wednesday. Deceased was ln her slxty-thlrd year, and mother of Mrs. Georgo W. McAUieter ui montpelier, LiTTUS Rali'h the only child of Alvln C. nnd Stella D,iy, of thls place. dlod after a brlef lll ness on Wednesday last, of niembranous croup aged one yoar and five monthK The funeral was held from tho rejldenco of the parents on rriuay, isv. mr. ureen oiuciating, ana waaat-tnndi-d by n largo clrcle of sj roti tthlzlng friends. The Bflllcted tiarenta take tbls means of ex- tiresslng tbelr thanks for tho symimthy and Kinaness oi meir tieigubors and friends a shown in thls their hour uf sore bereavement. Mns. Mvua, wlfo of Lleutonant John Klnzle of the Stcond reglment, Unlted States Arruy, now stntloned at Fort Caiur d'Alcne, Idnho Terrltory, arrived in town on Wednesday, ac ootnpanled by ber four chlldren, on a vlslt- to her jurents, Mr and Mrs. J. L. Bowles. of thls place. The lle utenant was formerly well-known In thls vlclnl'y aa a long-tlme student at Barre academy, and ls a soldler " to the manor bom," hls father, Colonel R A. Kluzle, belng for many years paymnsteron tho staff of Gen eral Sherldan. It ls to be lioped that be also will ere long visit the scenea nt 1,1. uclinnl.rtavs pf a dozen years ago Florence Powers, who has been vlsltlng friends ln the northern part pf the Btate the past two months, returned homo on Frlday last Solon Smlth has moved luto tbe bouse of Mrs. Wood at the iower villngo Illram Parker of Astorla, Oregon, formerly of this placo, is in towu onu isu to nis siBter, oirs. u. s. liowies. boutli Itoyalton. John Dutkee bas lost two chlldren wlth the dlpthetla and anothor nue Is verv slck. John Shmuir.t'u fni.illv iinil ErnleHewett nre better nud Mrs. Dr. Leavltt died Tuesday morning,... M. J, Sargent Is hoplng to get bis store completed to oo cupy ln nbout a woek. . . . J. 0. Belknap has hls Btoro woll under way. . . .Thls vlllage can boast of threo butchers. Cany Foster has moved lnto town nnd opened a market. Waterbury. Tnrt vouns ladles nld-gocletv wlll clve n bo- clal entertnlnment at the vcstry of tho Congro gatlonnl church Wodnesday evenlng, October Jlat. Refresbments wlll be nerved, Admls slon, flfteen centa. All are Invlted. CiiAiir.FS Kkknk nnd wlfe set foot ncaln In the "land of tho froe and tho homo of the brave " Monday, the 22d Inst. They havo had n pleasant vlslt ln old England. Mr, Koeno thlnks ho wlll be nblo to open hltf new store In the Davis & Croasett bultdlng by Saturday. Mit. SmkI'I.k has comnleted the lavlnc of hls acquedurt, Tho demand for water haa greatly exceeded lna expectatlons and he has cxtendfd hlsplpes milchbeyond tbe llmits whlch lioat first hnd ln contcmplatlon. Hla reservolr has boen closely housed and wlll bo socurely pro tected from any klnd of lmpurity. Mr. aheplo has "pufhcd tlilngs" wlth vlgor and system and Ia to bo congratulated upon " gettlng out of the wooda" boforo Inclement weather sets In. Bv the tlme tablo whlch wont lnto effcct Monday morning, tralna are due at Waterbury aa follows: Golng north, nlght oxpresi, 3:47 A. m. j local pas.onger, 10:30 a. m ; malt, 4:20 i'. m. ; Chlcago express, 7:11 r. m. ; golng south, mall, 0:10 a. m. ; local passenger, 0:C7 r. m. ; day express, 12:28 1 m, ; nlght express, 12:30 a. m. riie lattor traiu stops only nt r.-wox and Montpelier Junctlons and Uandolph, except for passengers comlng from west of Montreal, So tnis traln la llke to glvo waterbury tlio go-by. Two votnrles of Hvmen kneeled at hls shrino last week, Wednesday afternoon S. WlUard, M. D., of Pawlet, and Mlss Ida H. Forrest be cameono "for better orfor worso." Theoo caslon was an interestlng one nnd the presenta were many nnd valuablo. Mr. and Mrs. Wll lard, lt Is sald, wlll go South nnd wlll spend the wlnter In Florlda. Thnrsday evenlng W. J. Bruce nnd Mlss Grnce L. Pickett wont the way of all tho senslble portlon of the earth. and with them go many good wishes. Mr. and Jtirs. uruce wlll llvo at "tneforus, ln stowe, Mr. Bruce baving engngod in tho Iumber busl ness there, with hls father. Mit. II. R. Fhknch ls well-known ns nn In- genlous niechanlc. He has recontly perfected an octagonal butter tub, deslgncd origlnally for small packages only, but whlch may be adapted to genernl use. Ho wlll begln to make these tubs ntColbyville for a Boston partywho wlll takons many as he can produce. Wlth lt he wlll make boxes and cases for butter In rolls and b.tlls and cratos for tho small tubs, for the same par tles. Mr. E. A. Dumas furnishes tho machlnery nnd material. The new tub has an advantage over tho round tubs in that it rcqulres only the Bimplest machlnery in lts mnnufacture and can be mucii more cnenpiy proauceu. A wniTKit ln ITarner's ifanaztne. the author of a descriptlon of Mount Mansfield nnd adjt cent sccnery, thua delineates hls experlence with the Waterbury llvery men. " At Water bury the contcntious backman stlll aurvlves. But it laa mlld form of contentlon, sobered np parently and rendered decorous by the clenr alr, or tho eolemn mountnins, or tho gravo religloua tone of a Vermont villngo. We had mlssed tbo stage, and the runners for soveral llvery staoies oiierea to proviao spcciai trans portatlon. Thelr rlvalry, though really keen, was suppressed lnto a syrapatbotlc deslre to furnlsh the traveler the most comfortable, tbe ewlftest, and safest conveyance; nnd from tbls deBire every low, mercenary considoration was banlsbed. ' Don't tako that other fellow's team,' sald one of them, In n sad tone; 'the last time he went over, n wbeel run off, nnd he nenny Kiued uls party.' i nat man,' retorted the other, brushing a klndly tear out of hls eye, Most bis way last week, nnd was five bours on the road.' Then a third began, In a mtid, expostuinting voice: 'Ladles nnd gentie mcn, I wouldn't go witb elther of these men. If you really want to go, I have a team,' etc. Thus tbe strlfe of these benevolent gentle- men went on. We finally decided to walt for the stage. and the three rivals walked off to- gether with nn air of plnus reslgnation, lmm- mlng in chorus one ol Moody nnd Sankey s hymns. In somo other parts of the world, I suppose, a writer who wished to show that the inberent frlendshlp of these men could survlve all brlef professlonal dlfferences, would say that they rcpnlrcd to the nearest bar and took a drink togethor. At Waterbury tbe evenlng prayer-moetlng would seein to be a more lit- ting place for the fraternal rcconcllation." Tunbridge. Josepb Whltney, an aged clt lzen llvlng lu tlie nortu part ol tlie town, died last inur.-uay. An elegant monument was erected nt tho grave of Dr. J. R. Jones last week. Tiir Grand Armv bovs hold tbelr first camn- nre nt tne town nau baturaay evenlng, Govern ber 10th. Free. C. T. Sodthqate of South Royalton was here saturday evenlng, looklng ior nursea to care ior tne oipntueria patients. TiiKitE wai n well-attended soclable nt Ellhu Tuller g iast Iriday ovening. The next socbv oie is to bu at 11. r. uutterneid s, iNovemoer y, Tt. la ntilta ltna1frV.T. -Inat nnw Ki.t n.onw o ui.u uuai.uj uutg juoo uurt, uu. tuniij are somewhatfrlgbtened by thestorles brought nere irom snutn itoyalton, wnere many aro very m witn uipntueria. It is thought here that tho comolalnt aealnst the sellers of diseased meat wlll get tabled. The excuse made for the fallure to pusb the sult agalnst the guilty partles is lack of evi- dence, but that is n very shaliow excuse, as It can bo proved by several tbat the cow bas been aiseasea since lt was two years old. Saturday fnrnlshed a large enough chanter of accldents: J. W. Smlth had hls hand badly cut, our new blacksmtth bad a natl driven through bis hand by a horse be was ehoeing, and at nlgbt, when taklng home a yoke of cat- no tnat no naa nirea oi wiuiam Luce, Moody Smlth. one of our oldest citlzens. was knocked down and run over by n beavy cart and three t 1. ! .. -! V. . i tl : - i . 1 . . ui uia rius wero uiukcu. is luartxi luut ue recelved some internal Injnrles that will prove very serious. Cbelsen. Do not forget tho soclable to- nlgbt at E. R. Iljde's. A cordial Invitatlon to all. Mlis.- C. R. CoitwiN has retnrned from short vlslt to Beebe I'laln. Cnnada. Emma Hatch returned last week from nart fnrrt n,.nn . wiKrn.hoimi,o.nT-iitiT,fin. Alvaii CAitl'ENTEK ralsed thls season on one- third acre of land one bundred and saventv five busbels carrots nnd twenty-five bushtli turnips. A pretty good yteld Under tbe ausnlcesof tbe Woman's Chrlstlan Temperance Unlon tho Revnolds sisters of Tunbridge gave a vlolln and vocal concert at tue town nau aionaay evenlng, uctober -'Jtu ine vioun piaying was good. The lecture commlttee bave secured the servlces of Stuart Rogers of Chlcago, reader and lmpersonator, who wlll glve one ot bis on- tertatninents nere Monday evenlng, November Cth. Thls wlll be qulte a treat, aa he Is one ot tho bost in hls profession, nnd wo bope there wlll be n f ull bouse. Tlckets now on sale at the post-olllce. Dit A. B. Smitii haa lienn In tnwn frnm Strafford. He and hla famllv left last week for Bitmlngham, Ala., where be wlll spend the wlnter and nerbnns make It hla nermanent honie, Tbe bealth of hls wife causes liftn to go Suutli. He Is one of the best physiclana and hls golug away wlll be regretted by many ln thls sectlon. wbere ho nracticed four vears ueiore going to otrauora, nna wnere ue euu nas many patients. Kochrster. Wo nre clad to seo our Sundav uveuing meetings so weu attenaea, An effort ls belnu made to renlonlsli tbe iiorury oi tne wetnouii-t ciiurcn. We notlce Kezer's ndvertlsement ns wantlne 200,000 feet of ash dellvered thls wlnter, aud judglng by hls past success in bttyiug ash we thlnk it will be filled, as a number are plllng ior ium now, AT thesiieclal meetlnc of the vlllaire sehonl dlstrlct It was unHtilmously voted to bulld a new school hnuse, and a bulldlng commlttee, C. Pierce, G. L. Chaffee nnd Jolin Tupper, wero vausuu tu 1UCHIU uuu uuuu. Henhv NlCitoiJi and chlldren are at the Whito Mountulus tbls week...,L. P. Leland has sold hls farm to a mnn from Lincoln aud has boueht in Salisburv. P. Martln haa bnueh the Fuller Hodgklns farin....Goiild Stockwel is very sick,. .Clark Balley U gainlng slowly irom nis lever and ls nbleto rldeto tho vi laee. . ...l'eter Mclntyre, maclilulst, from Bnstou ls lu town dolng extenslve repalrs ou tbe tnlll Onglue, whluh we bopo wlll be ready to rttu suuu. . , ,t.uariea Kiusman is uuiuung tne ioun datlon for a new houso ln the vlllage lt Worcester and G, L, ChalTee aro luiprovlug their houee by a nice coat of palnt. . ..CUronce Martln Is bulldlng a new barn Wlley & Kezer's new mill ls expeeted to bo completed thls week, ready for buslness.... F. A, Kfzer nnd wife are extiectlmr to snend tbe week In Massachusetts Wlll Cook Is movlug into the villngo to work In the mlll. . , .Our ever green plclcora nro gettlng ready large lots of ovcrgreen ior tnonow loru market Wlllinmntonri. Luov AniiOTT Is taklng An " onttng " of n couple of wookB ln Boston, Titrc Congregatlonal ladlea' goclety glvo a so ciable thia week, Wodnesday evenlng, at tho houso of Dr. Dalley, Everybody cordlally Invlted. Mits. Lizzir Eaiu.k Goodwin la In very poor liealth, havlng of lato been compnllcd to tako her bod. Her fathor-ln-law Is sufforlng from dlseaso of the hoart. Pmi.ANDitit IIor.DEN (formerly of Middlesex) of Swampscot, Mass., whoso vlslt bero last suramer wlll bo rnmembered, lately met wlth n severe accldent, falllug qultea dlstance, from dlzzlness. Ip thero ls a reguiation way of dylng for Williamstown foxea, It ls nt the hand of tho Gales. Ab tisnal, for a generatlon or two, they are on the fox-path nnd Avenglng tbe murdera of n mnltltude of turkeys, as la desorved. PnonAnLY better than a conrse of lectures for roal mental stlmulua nnd disclpllne, would bo somo good debatlng clubs, such ns our town could auataln tho comlng wlnter. We hope to be nble to record the formlng of such clubs, In duo tlme. Tnrt Congregatlonal goclety wlll clvo an ova- ter aupper. comblning wlth It muslcal. llterarv and other entertnlnment, at the town hall, on trtday evenlng of next week. Adinlsslon, twcnty-fivo centa. Thls Is to be a benefit for Uev. Willlam Schofleld. Everybody cordlally Invlted, Wk want to exnress tho lione nealn that many of our citlzens wlll nvall thcmselves of the chance to hnar the roadlng of Professor J. W. uiiurcliill (of tho Andover tueologlcal sem- Inary), nt Barre, on Frldav evenlng of thia week. People who thlnk it n sln to laugh at anytning wnrtn lAugning nt nad better remain nt nome. Unlte a number or our citlzens at' tended Judge Tourgeo's lecture last week, nnd enjoycd lt mucn. Revs. Wiills and SciiOFiELD made an ex. change last Sunday afternoon. the former elv. Ingnan profltable sermon... .Mary Sunmons has so far recovered her bealth as to have re turned to her home ln Stowo. .. .Mrs. Wallaco Martln bns been verv sick of Iate. but hones are entertalned of her recovcry. . . . Mrs. Charlea lieneaict attended tne weddlng oi her nlece. a daughter of Mrs. Carollno Seaver Edgerly, at Middlesex, last week Willls Gile ls In Danvers, Mass. He goos Into Boston twice n wecK ior vocai music iesons, and ls also lilm self a teacher. . . .Ellen Waldo wlll teach agaln n Randolph, the comlng senon ...Mrs. Asa Wilbur roturned from her western tour last week. . . .Deacon Burnbnm Seaver and wlfe of Burlington are In town. vlsltlng old friends, (Jonductor Krank r lnt wl l vlslt abrother and slster ln Gibbon, Nebraska, whlle on hls western trtp. lno slster, Mrs. Jnmes llopklns, may likely return wlth lilm. for n season here. on acconnt of her mother's lllness. Mr. Fllnt expeeted to go as far West as Colorado. . . . Fred Webster is dolng a snccessful buiness in can- lng goods, ln Uanvers, Mass. He began with small capltai, and lias workecl nn a good trade. Harvey Cheney waa recently compli mented wlth some of hls stock Charlea erry and Herbert Bowman are to cut a hun- dred cords of wood for Messrs. Lynde and Seaver.. .From less than three-elshts of an acre of land, Nev Davenport thls year ralsed one hnndred and sixty or moro busbels of onlons, . . . J. K Lynde reports the best trade at hla store in yoars. Probably goods bave never before been so attractively dlsplayed there as slnco the store was repalred. Nfwburv. Dr. II. A, Cuttlng lectured nt last Sabbath evenlng; the Methodlst church subject, Converslon. The Btndents bad an Interview at seminarv hall last Frlday evenlng. The fall term closea ln three weeks. The remalns of Willlam Paee of Lebanon. N. II., were brought here recently for burlal. Mr. Page was formerly a cltlzen of thls place. He waa the father of Mrs. John Meader and Mrs. Ilorace Meader. JonN SstiTn, who has been sick for the nast weeK, is now consioerea out oi danger. ... &aran uaiton went to Lowell last week to re main during the wlnter Hon. II. W. Balley and family returned from Boston last Saturdav. ....ira nrainora ana lamilv nre snendlne a few weeks In Danville Sarauel Lee of Bos ton Ia In town for a short season Dan T. Ford, wbo bas been In feeble health for a long tlme, Is now worse Lucetla Watklns ia teaching school In Haverhlll R. M. Cham- berlaln la at home frnm Lowell, Mass., where ne nas ueen in uusiness ior a lew yeara past. He Intends to remain In town for tbe prcont. . . . .Professor Henry White of Dkota Is still in town . ...Itev. Jerome Rlchardson of Wolcott bas Iocated and moved into tbe bouse of th late Jane P. Cbase The nersonal uroDertv of Washington Walker was sold at auction last week Mrs. Sarah Bates and Mrs. Smlth of Brookfield hsve been vlsltlng the Rev. S. L. llates the past week. Hralntree. Rev. S. L. Vincent was ont of town last week on n vlslt to hls father, who is very sick with tvnhoid fever Mrs. I. D. Williams ls stopplng at her old bome ln West urooktieid for tne present.... Mrs. Mary Farns worth, Anna Farnsworth and Elwln Martln, were oanuzeu oy immersion last sundav.. .11. M. Blanchard has been making tborougb re palrs on bis grlst-mlll and wlll goon have it in running order Tbo Braintree and Urook field telephone llne ia completed as far as Snowsville A. J. Ladd of Roxbury recently thresbed three bundred and ten busbels of bar- ley, ninety-llve bushels of oata and ninety- seven ousneis ot india wneat in eignteen hours. .... Colonel A. B. Franklin, master of the stato grange, wlll glve a free lecture In the church at Snowsville, Thursday evenlng, November lst. A cordial invitatlon is extended to all ln- terested In agricultural matters. . . .Moses San born died Frlday, October 10th, and was burled tbe followlng Sunday. Tbe funeral was at tended bv Ror. Mr. Allen of West Randoloh ....Enos Bolton, one of the oldest citlzens of Snowsville, died on the morning of tbe 23d Inst The citlzens of Snowsville talk of or- ganlzlng a lyceura. Success to tbe under taking. Brookfield. Mrs. Apbtha Cram, famlliarly nnown as Aunt Aine, a very wortny woman, saDK poacoiiuiy to iier nnai rest on weones day morning of laut week. Slie bad a llnger ing lllness, but bore lt wlth Chrlstlan reslgna' tlon. A few years slnce. sho. with her late husband, Phllip Cram, deeded their little home to the goclety of the becond church as a parson age fund. Tbo text Buoken from at her funeral " She hath done wbat she could," was verv ai proprlate for her Colonel A. B. Franklin of rrewlane, master ot tbe Btate grange, Is to de' Uver a lecture nt Unlon hall on Frldav even lng of thls week Tlioso who attended tho meeting of the teachers' association report lt as very interestlng nnd practlcal Mrs. Mlnnle B. Chalmers ls epending a few days at ber father's Walter Morse waa in town over Sunday. Geo. Lamson of Barre waa also bere for a short time Mrs. A. M. Peck re' celved a fall last week whlch gave her a prettv black eye. Mrs. R. Peck is Improvlng very siowiy. Morrisville, Qulte an Interestlng game of baee ball was plnyed bere on Saturday after noon between the Wolcotts and Stowes. The game furnlshed exceedlugly good plajlng for thia vlclnlty, tho score standing twenty-one to twenty-seven ln lavor ot tne wolcotts. The water maln bas been lald on North Maln, Maple and Portland streets the past wecic. Josiic, youngest son of J. C. Noyes, has been ln a crltlcal condltion wlth typhold fever all tho past week. Mrs. V. M. Hardy of West Itandolpn and w. li. Noyes ot fjleveiand. Ulno, came to town on Thursday on account of hls slckness. The academy studenta beld another verv Bticcessful lyceura on Frlday ovenlng. The questlon, Jlesolved, That honesty Is not the best pollcy, dlscussed by four regular dlsputants anu lour voiuuteers, resuuea in a aecision in favpr ot the negatlve. Wnrrcn. Mrs. Ira Patrlck of Granville has been speudlug a week or two ln town....WIl ber Cardell from Inwn ls vlsltlng reiatives and friends ln this vlllage. ...Emma McGlalllu has gono to West Randolph to remain u whlle. . . . Mrs. George Putman roturned to her home in Gardner. Mass.. last Saturdav.... Mrs. N. L. Dickenson, who has been gpendlng a few weeks ln New H&mpahlre, returned home last week. ... Some of our schools had a brlef vacatlon last week so that the teachers mlght attend tho association at Montpelier. ...News bas just boen recelved ot tho death of Mrs. Satnuel Aus tln, who went West from this place n few weeks ago..,.S. D. Allen, who has been maklng a brlef vlslt In the West, returned home last week nnd brought wlth blm siiteen nlceborses purchased in Missourl. We understand Mr. Allen was not partlcularly plcasod wlth the western country. Barre. DtmMnrTArr. An old resldent. died anlle guddcnly last woek Wednesday from an nttack of pneumonla, whlch came on about four or llvo navs ueiore nis neatn. I nore was no Iiono of hls recovery from the first. PitOFESson J, W. CriuitcitiMj wlll elvo tho second entertnlnment In the lecture course on Frlday evenlng, November2d. The programme wlll be Folectlonn in recltntlona nud rendlngs. i'roiessor unurriilil is one oi our most nble elocutlonlsts, and a f ull hall wlll doubtless bs liad on trlday evenlng. Mits. Nelron. who hnd beonllvlnirln Dnrkee's tonement. over the Jtnterttrlse ofTice, died last Wednesday from typhold fever. Both shennd her busband were sick nnd had to call for aa slstance from tho town. Mr. Nye, the over- seer, dld nlt that could bo dono to make them comfortable. Mr. Nelson Is gainlng. The lecture last week Tuesday evenlng by Judge Tourgeo waa well attended, Tho sub ject. "Glve uaarcst, was well handled nnd made very Interestlng, He lllustrated tbe theme by the Amerlcan people, the hurry and ritsh through life, taklng no time for rest or thought. Sliould he ever lecture here agaln, wo thlnk that thero would bo standlng-room only for many that. would wlh to hear blm. Last week Mnnday thero was a trlal of the tho casn of L. J, Bolster agalnst several pirtlea whom he had cauod to be arrested for shovel lng and carting off carth from land Bolster bad botight of Chnrles Templeton, ns waa men tionod two weeks ago. A jury waj called and late lu the day the case began. After testl mony that was allowed to como ln nnd argu ments made, tho jury roturned a verdlct for the defendant. An appeal was taken to the cottnty court. We are sorry to record the death of Frank Benjamln, who was forsome tlmoclerk for J.G. Morrlson at the Blue Store. Hls health falllng, he went last sprlng wlth hla father to Colorado, ln hopes to find ln the different cllmate some heallng virtue. At first the reports were en couraglng, but the flaterlng dlseaso hnd too firm n hold, aud a short tlme ago he etnrted for home, arrlvlng here last Thursday. AU that lovtng friends could do waa done toi hlm, but from the time of coming homo he falled very fast, and passed away about tbre o'clock Monday. The funeral wlll be at the Universal lst churcb thls (Wednosday) afternoon nt two o'clock. E. W. BisnEE, Esq., ls sick with typhold fever II. K Sherburn nnd wlfe nre goon to get up thelr housebold goods ln ronms on the hlll, havlng rented npartments of L. II Hooker. . . . .S. O, Wells bas moved Into L. J. Bolster's bouse on Maln street, formerly occuplcd bv L. W. Scott Center Bates bas rented tbe Sara D.ivls place for three years and ls to take pos gesslon January lst. Craftsbury. Rev. John Chamberlln. for merly of thls town, but now of New York, ls pendlng a fow days ln town. . . .Thomas Gala- gher has bought the Merrlll placo at the mllls and is repalring it in good shape Aaron uoutns will not stock bis mlll witb log4 tbo comlng wlnter, ns it wlll take hlm nearly another season to dlspose of bis last year'i stocK Al lioynton ia bulldlng anadditlon to hls mlll. . . .Mrs. Lynn Boynton, wbo bas been sick for the past eloven years, Is now very low. . .ira aanuorn, wno naa been in consumption for the past two years, . is slowly Improvlng. The doctors tbink if sho should escape a hard cold the comlng wlnter, he may fully regaln nis nenttn agnin Mr. wauace nas goid ms oodB nnd store to Allen Leonard. and they have taken possesslon. Success to the new firm Colllns Magoon, wbo has been ln poor health the past stimmer, bas gone to Florlda to spend tbe wlnter. It ls hoped by bis many friends that be may return In the sprlng very much lmproved in health A. Davison has returned irom market where be went some four weeks since wlth a large drove of cattlo. Fayston. Hattle Kllnatrick ls threatened wlth dlphtherla. The schools in dlstrlct Noa. 1. 2. 4. 0 and 9. closed on Frlday of last week. It ls to be re gretted tbat none of our teachers attended tbe teachers association at Montpelier, our su perlntendent and Clara D. Brown belng the only representatlves from this town. The school in dlstrlct No. 9. Emma II. Balrd teacher. closed Inst Frldav. The names of those havlng nelther abent nor tardy marksare: Etta A. Hewltt, Lilla P. Hewltt, Wlllie A. Hewltt, Bertha A. Howe, Lturence L. Howe, May L. Howe, Flora M. Pierce, Vlckle N. Pierce, Vernon 0. Pierce, Annle D. Backus and Ina B. D.ina. Iloward B. Howe was absent only one day. There were nnly elght tardy marks during the term. Wliole number of scholars thlrty-five, twenty-seven of whom had no tardy marks. Stowe E. R, Cbenev of Sm-incfield. Obio. ls vlsltlng bere. Rev. W. L. Anderson and wlfo returned bome one day last week. Rev. D. Kilbukn wlll dellver a lectnre upon temperance at tho Methodlst church next Sun day evenlng nnder the ausplces of tho Good rempiars lodge. The three vlllage teachers and several oth- ers, attended the Teachers Association at Montpelier last week, and rcport tbemselves as belng well repald. Tns twentleth weddlng annlversary of Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Gibbs of Stowe Hollow was cele- brated last Frldav evenlng. A laree number of their friends met with them tbat evenlng and left about flfteen dollars' wortb of gifts as a partlal remlnder of thelr good will. Groton. Mrs. J. P. Heath and Mrs. L. Blanchard bavo returned from a vlslt to Worcester, Mass B. M. Rlcker sent two horses to Boston thls week Monday Ida Clark came home from semlnary hlll, Mont pelier, last Friday, sick wlth a bad cold. Sba was better Monday, but not able to return, . , . Obed Emery of West Groton has been sick most all summer and for a week or two past haa beeu qulte dellrlous at tlmes, scarlng hls family so they were afrald to have hlmaronnd. For a few days past he bas been qulte raving part of tbe tlme. Tho town have had blm kept at Frank Smlth'e, but he has succeeded ln gettlng away from thetn two or three tlmes and made something of a commollon among the vlllage people, running through the gtreet nearly naked and gcreaming at the top of of hls volce. West Randolph. Eugene Holman's bouse Is nearing completlon. It Is a flne structure. ....EdwinJ, McWaln, Esq., is to commence keeping house October lst in tbe bouse lately occupled by the Rev. C. P. Smlth. Success to hls new undertaking. .. .Frank N. Ilolman, Esq., is about to move into hls new house on Randolph avenne....B. B. Chase's wlfe, wbo has been sick, ls much better. ...Mrs. L. P. Hebard has a nlght bloomtng cereus that stands seven feet high and she would llke to dlspose of it. Moretown. The ladles' ald meets wlth Mrs, Walter Lanphier thls evenlng. Maiiy and Mattie Robinson visited Water bury and Richmond last week. In Jonesville, October 23d, a daughter to Ransom J, and Clara A. Robinson nlne pounds. Walter LANrniKitwent chopplng last week. and, as a result, had to treat tbe boys all around, Next tlme he wlll remember to take an nxe. Danville Communlon servlces wlll bebeld at tbe Congregatlonal church next Sunday, Roiieiit Meader arrived bome last week Tuesday, Lyman J, IIu.nt has been confined to tbe bouse during the past week. B. F. Haviland started for Brooklyn, New York, Iast Monday wlth some horses. Mit. KiTTitEDOE has sold fifty-two turkeys to Win. Rlcker of Peacham for ten ceuts per pound, llvo welght. Elmore. Mrs. Mary E. D.ivls of Morrisville finished a very successful term ot iniplo les gons bere last Tuesday...., Bert Stone and Charlie Tift have resumed work at U G. Illll'n nfterAtwo weeks' vacatlon 0.cir Smlth bas returned to hls old positlon on the stage, much to the satlsfactlon of tbe travellng pub llc Dan Dingwall has bought three bun dred ncres ot hoavy tlmbered land In the vlcln lty of IIIIl's mllls, for 5000. . , . Dertlri Olmstead ls qulte sick. Jerry Lee ls stlll vory low, and foars are entertalned for hls recovery. Gaysville. Alonzo l'ackard's son, Ilorace, bad hls hand badly hurt by gettlng a log rolled upon It tho 23d. ...Charlea Spooner, of thls place formerly but now resldlng lu Natlck. Mass.. was In towu Tuesday, tho 23d . , .Old Mr. Carroll of Stockbridge was burled Sunday, tht 28th Mrs. J. II. Watsou, tbe lecturer's wlfe, la sick with luIUmmatory rheumatism..., John Chedel has a small daughter, born Sun day, tbo 28tU D