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BY W. V ,PRESCOTT.
MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1883.
VOI. 79. 4025. NO. 8.
Wchmnn & $otmmh
WEDNESDAY, DKCEMUKlt 5, 1883.
Chnnpo ot Tlmo.
Tlie date to whlch It la necop sary (or otir sub
scrlbers to pay ln order to go Good Cheer
one year freo la sot (orward one month nt
the beglnnlng of each month. After thla
weok tho dato wlll be Decembrii 1, 1881.
Bo that all Bubscrlbera, old or new, who
wlll pay (or Tiik Watchman to Decomber 1,
1884, wlll recelve Good Chcer ono yoar pmkb.
Send goventeen cents (or tbo odd montbs.
Those who do not wlsk to tako up wlth tbls
offer are requested to settle tholr dnes aa soon
as posslble, ns wo aie ln immedlate need of tho
Dnuas at Bascom's I
Fatent medlcines at Bascom'sll
Tns flnOBt clgars at Bascom'Blll
Kuoiant handkerchle( extracts at Baa
om'altll Bia trade ln "Dlamond Dyes" at Baa
eom'Blllll LmiiAny lampa cheap, at Webster's.
CnooKEar and glassware at Webster's.
Cuiculatino llbrary at II. E. Slayton's.
Holioat goods aro comlng at Webster's.
A laiioe llno ol ladles' band-baga at Web-
Noiiton wlll have shell oystera next Frlday
Tiiose trimmlng satlns, at filty cents, at
Wohsted lacketa. legglnga, nublas and
booda, at Webster's.
Don't fall to examlne thoao plushea and vel-
vets (or 81.25 at Webster's.
Dit. Baix'b health corset, Madam Foy's ekirt
enpportlng corset, at Webster's.
A nice line ol clockB wlth cathedral gongs
just recelved at Scott's, Waterbury.
TnB best 1847 Rogers Brothers' knlvea and
(orks, warranted trlple plate, at Scott's, Waterbury.
Tiie largeet stock of gold pena ever shown ln
Vermont can now be eeen at Fhlnnoy'a book-
RinnoNS, Florence knltting sllk, mlttens,
hoslery, gloves, walleta, bordered Unen hand
kerchlefa, at Webster's.
IlKMKnnrat Joseph Proctor ln "Vlrglning"
at Capltal hall, Frlday evoning, December 7th
Tlckets only fifty and thlrty-five centa.
CnniBTMAa carda are Belllng rapldly at Phln-
ney's. Ile baa a large and taateful oasortment.
Call before the moat deslrable have been culled.
If you want somethlng nlce (or hollday or
annlversary glfta, go to Scott's, Waterbury,
and Bee hls large llno ot Bllver-ware, just ar-
Secobe your seats at once (or the two grand
performances at Capltal hall, December 7 and
8. Frlday, "Vlrglnlua;" Saturday, "Nick ot
Tiiosk Incllned to oversleep, these darkmorn-
lnga, Bhonld get one ot thoae nlckel alarm
clocks. Warranted good tlme-keepers. Sold
at Scott's, Waterbury.
Wanted Situation os mlller ln a good grlat
xaill, by one that haa had aeveral years experl-
ence. Callon or addreaa S. L. D. Goodale,
West Topsham, Vermont,
BurFALoand coon coats ln great varlety;
" buffalo coata made to order;" Hnlnga and
trlmmlnga (or robes, horseblankets, lap blank
ets, otc, etc., at Farwell's.
Tns water queatlon 1s not declded yet, and
whlle the vlllage ia waltlng and anybody wanta
goods, just go and seo what bargalns are ot
(ered, to rednce stock, at Webster's.
Fon Sale. One thousand Macomber's Im
.proved hand corn and boan planters. Agenta
wanted (or all nnoccnpled teriltory, For par
tlcnlars apply to O. G." Phelps, agent (or the
state ot Vermont, Milton, Vt.
Children'b overcoats, Sl 76, 82, S3, and up-
wards; boya' overcoats, 83, 81, 85 and np-
warda; men'f overcoats, 83, 81, 84 60, 86 and
npwarda; men'a ulsters, 85 and npwarda. At
Tarwell's, head of State street.
Mji. and Mrs. Aahon BANcnoFT wlll glve
Boclable tor the beneflt of the ladles' soclety
of the Unltarlan chnrch, at the Pavlllon, Wed-
nosday evenlng, December 12, f rom seven until
twelye o'clock. Admlsslon fitteen cents.
At Capltal ball, next Saturday evenlng, Mr.
Joseph Proctor wlll appear ln hla great crea-
tlon ot " Jlbbenalnoaay, or Nick of the Woods,"
supported by hla danghter, Mlsa Anna Proc
tor, aa " Llllle Doe." Tlckets flfty and thlrty-
five cents. Now on ea!e at Pblnney's.
n. E. Slayton haa, wlthout doubt, the larg-
est stock of albuma over ln town,and the prlces
are below competltlon. A beautlful leather
bound one for card, cablnets and panels, for
only 82 25. Also a (nll stock of cblldren's
bookB, fancy box papers, games, and pocket
cutlery, Cbrlatmaa cards, etc., at lowest prlces,
Call and eee.
A. T. Stiiaw Sc Co. have now ln stock black
walnut, asb, chestnut and palnted chamber
eets; parlor, dlnlng and common tablea; wll-
low, basket and all klndaot chalra; lonnges,
mattrassos, eprlng beda, mlrrors and all goods
ln thls llno. (or Cbrlstmas presents. Call and
eee us, and buy somethlng (or yourself, wl(e,
son. daugbter. or some (rlend. A. T, Straw Sc
Co., Maln streot, Waterbury, Vt.
Santa Claus annonnces hls headquartera ln
Barre (or thla aeaaon at the store of Charlea A,
Smlth, wbere may be (ound the largest and
fineat stock of glft books, pooma, juvenlle
books, albums, wrltlng-desks, tollet sets, hand
mlrrors, fine box papers, backgammon boards,
rames. etc, ever offerod ln totrn. Also a new
Tnn December term of Addison connty conrt
wlll convene on Tuesday, the 11th.
Good hard wood, four feet ln lengtb, ls
wantod at thla ofllce ln payment for subscrlp-tlona.
A limitkd quantlty of frnlt and TOgetables
of good quallty wlll betaken on subscrlptlona
at thls ofUco.
B.EV. L. Wakkem wlll preach ln echool-house
hall, at Maple Corner (Calais), next Sunday, at
one o'clock. r. m.
Thb Vermont & Canada rallroad company
hold thelr adjourned moetlng at Town's hotel,
Bellows Falls, tho 18th.
No frelght tralns were rnn over tho Central
Vermont rallroad Thankaglvlng day, nnd all
frelght ofllces were closed.
TnEiiB waa a hearlng at West Fairlee Tnes-
dny, ln the bankruptcy case of Goddard and
Cazln, and Cazln took an appeal.
WiNDson county court opened yosterday,
wlth the prospoct ot a long term, as twenty-
three caaesare sct tor jurr trlal.
Joim Doreeb'b saw-mlll upRldley brook, ln
North Duxbury, waa burned Tuesday mornlng
about four o'clock. Insured (or 81,200,
Senatok Edmdnds li preparlng a poatal tel-
egrapb blll (or tho Unlted Statea, and lt ls not
Improbablo that the presidont may commend
tbe prolect ln hla mcssage.
Wonic commenced ln the (urnacea and kllns
at the Ely mlnes, laat Monday, under tho su
perintendonce of D. F. Long. The smoke had
the smell of better daya ln It.
Minnon and FAiiJiitn: " A Vermont edltor,
ln publlsblog one of Byron's poems, changed
tbe worda 'Oh godal' to 'Oh goabl' because
the former was too profane for hls readers."
Tiie new postal note, whlch ia to be lssned
soon, ia to be narrower than the present one,
the color to be changed to blne, the paper
heavier and of flrmor textnre, and tho design
to bo changed.
Wasuino;ton county Good Templars' unlon
wlll be held at Northfield, Thursday, Decem
ber 13th, ln the Unlversalist church. Kev. W.
J. Johnson of Waterbury wlll dellvor an ad
drcss ln the evenlng.
Tiie followlng ia the qnarterly report of the
town llquor agenta of thls county for tbe quar
ter endlng October 31: Barre, 8538.37; Water
bury, 8441.70; Montpelier, 8408,65: North.
field, $288.60; Plainfield, 8147.95.
Wk are indebtod to tho Argus and Patriot
store for a veiy handsome comblnatlon diary
and pocket-book. A large stock ot such ar-
tlcles are keptat thls store, and purchasera wlll
flnd a wlde range both of quallty and prlce.
Remember tbls when you want to buy a good
TnB case of Ira Molendy of Fairlee agalnst
the town of Bradford, for damages eustained
on account of a defective hlghway, whlch has
been ln lltlgatlon for ten years, has been de
clded ln favor of theplaintiff, glvlng him 812,'
000. Tbe coata to the town ln thla long drawn-
out sult wlll be donble that amonnt.
Skvkhai, tons of poultry shlppod to Boston
last week were doclared unflt for sale by the
lnspector of provlslons. The loss was occa
Bloned largely by the warm weather, and ia
the largest ln aeveral years. About elgbt tons
went to soap-boilers and several moro to the
canners. vermont shlppers lose sevoral thou-
" O.ne of the St. Jobnsbury & Lake Cbam
plaln, rallroad condnctors," eays the Seniry,
"tells the followlng good story on hlmself : A
passenger recently tendered hlm a trade dollar
f or fare. The condnctor examlned lt and ro-
marked: 'Idon'twant thatplece of money.'
Well, glve lt to the company, then,' rcplled
It waa rumored that a sligbt rnn was belng
made upon the Rutland savlogj bank laat week
Monday. On Investigatlon it waa shown tbat
two persona drewout thelr deposlta and closed
tbelr accounta, one ot whlch was 87.13 and the
othoratrlfle over 810. It was not thouebt
bcst to call for anothor examinatlon ot the
affalrs of the bank.
It ls announced (rom Montreal that the trus
tcea of the South-eaatern rallway have InBtltuted
an action agalnst ex-Governor Ilendoe, recelvor
of tbe broken St. Albana bank, to recover 8800,
000, reprosentlog tbat amonnt of bonds of the
Montreal, Portland & Boston rallway, placed
wlth the bank for safe keeping, whlch the re-
celver now refuses to deliver,
Tiiomas Salsion, who commltted the trlple
murder at Laconla, N. II., recently, has made
afull confesslon. Ile kllled Mrs. Ford after a
drnnken spree. Ile threw ber to the floor ln a
fit of madnesa, not lntending to klll her, and
put hls foot on her cbest. Ile pnt her ln the
trunk to conceal tho crlme, and took tbe trunk
to Ruddy's. IIo intended to klll the Ruddy
famlly and burn tbe honse to conceal hls
crlmes. Mrs. Ruddy's escape thwarted hla
Mb. Jaiies B. Scoviix dled ln Berlin, No-
vember 30, aged seventy.four years. Mr,
Scovill waa born ln Farmington, Conn., but re-
moved to Berlin when slx years ot age wlth
bls (athor's (atnily, ln whlch town he haa ever
slnce reslded. More than fifty years ago he
unlted wlth Betbany chnrch, and the taith he
then piofoised has been the guldlng prlnclple
of bls llfe. Mr. Scovill was hlghly respected os
a citlzen, tenderly beloved as a busband and
father, and bls deatb, though lllumlned by a
trlumpbant Cbrlsttan hope and falth, brlngs
T. J, Dkavitt ot thla vlllage haa recently
procured penslona as follows: Charlea A. Saiv
dera, Montpelier, an InereaBO ot 80 per month;
Addlo A. Klmball, Barnet, a wldow's penslon;
Bonjamln Smlth, Marshfield, a dependent
father, 88 a month wlth 81,000 arrears; Orson
Turner, Waterbury, 84 a month and 8530 ar
rears; Edwln Bowman, Lower Waterford, 82 a
nf hnllntvnAa Anrt nlintiirr.nnliB nf famnua rears, tuwiu o
palntlngs, statuary and works of art. Don't month and 8385 arrears; IsaacO. Vaughn, Hyde
fall of eeelng them.
J. G. MoiutisoN Sc Co. ofior ten dozen mlssos
wool lioso (slzes 0 to S). at twenty-llvo cents,
ten dozen ladles' tancy wool hose at twenty
llvo cents, ten dozn ladles' caBhmere hose at
tblrty-twoana one-nau cenis, iive uoieu maies
and mUseB' fancy wool mlttena at twenty-five
wntA. nntl nne lot (twentv.flve nleces) all-wool
dressgooda at fltty cents. Tbls lot contalna
Foule's (Unnels and cashmerea. Thev are
thtrty.elgbt to torty-fonrincbes wlde, and good
Cauilla Uiiso, the world-famous viollnlst,
wlll atinear at Barre on tbe evenlne of Decem
ber 8th. Camtlla powerfully lllustrates tbe
old story ot tbe entbralllng wltchery of the
vlolln ln the hands of a master. She la bup-
ported by Herr Isldore Luckstone, planlst, by
IIIbb Ada Gleason and Mr. Holat Ilansen, vo
nallsts. aud by Profossor Wm. Mason Evana,
elocuUoDlst, The nrotrramme la an attractlve
one, and an evenlng of rare enjoyment may be
Patk, 82 a month and 8400 arrears; L. D. Had
Iock, Berlin, 88 a month and 81.30 arrears;
WlnelowC. Rolllns, Woodbury, 82 a month and
8-140 arrears; Samuel E McLean, Cabot, 81a
month and 8870 arrears; Lewis Laplen, Plaln
field, 84 a month and 8910 arrears; Ilenry D.
Maynard, Middlebury, 80 a month and 81,300
Tiik comet ot 1812 ls now vlslble to tbe naked
oyo. An ordlnary teleecope, a epy-glar b or an
opera glass wlll show Us presence dtstlnctly,
Tbe comet ls not hard to flnd. A brllllant star
shlnes ln the nortli-west as Boon as darkness
vells tbe cartb. Tbls ls Vega, and may be cer
talnly known by two emall etars (ormlng wlth
lt an eqnllateral trlangle. About thlrteen de-
grees north of Vega ls a red star ot the third
magnltude, known os Gamma Draconls. Ilo-
twoen these two stara llea tho present path of
tho comet. Tho comet roaches Ita perihellon
January 25th, and lt wlll bethen about 70,000,
000 mllcs dlstant from tho great central orb.
It wlll be increaslng ln brightnesa until that
tlmo, and wlll thereloro be ln Ita best eetato
durlng the holldays.
D. R. LooKB.the edltor of theToledo (Olito)
Bladc, wlll mako n thorough tour of Malno
and Vermont, (or the pnrposo of lnvestlgatlng
the resalts ot the prohlbltlon law ln thote
states. The lnvestlgatlon wlll includo the con
dltlonoftho llquor trade prlor to prohlbltlon
and Blnce; tbe eilect ot prohlbltlon upon the
yonth;tho amount ot llquor consumed;bow
aud where drlnking la done, and whetber tbe
legal ImpedlmentB havo lessenod tho consumt
tlon; and tho eftect of prohlbltlon on tbo
morals of tbo statea. The object la to detel-
mtno tbe queatlon: "Doeo prohlbltlon prc-
hlblt?" Tho results of tho lnvestlgatlon wll:
make, prohably, four artlcles, whloh wlll ba
commenced ln the Bladc thls week or next.
Those deslrlng the four papers contalnln;
these artlcles may recelve them by remlttin;
Tiib Vermont Stato Graoge wlll conveno ln
annual sesalon at Bellows Falls, Wednesday,
December 12, nt ton o'clock a. m. Tho meetbg
Wednesday afternoon and evoning wlll be pub-
11c. wlth the Vermont State Board of Agrlcul
tnre present, taking a leadlng part ln the exer-
clscs. The mastera of Massacbusetts and New
Ilampshlre state granges are cxpected to be ln
attendance and addreas the meetlng. Free re-
turn checks on the Vermont Valley and Snlll
van County rallroads, extending from Brattle
boro to Windsor, wlll bo turnlshed by condnct
ors, wbllo en route to Bellows Falls, to those
paylng full fare one way to attend thls meet
lng, andln no other way can they be supplled,
Free retnrn checks wlll be furnlsbod by the
aecretary at Bollows Falls to tbose paylng full
fare one way on tbe followlng roads: Central
Vermont and Its brancbes, Passumpslc, Bur
lington St Lamoille, and Woodstock. Repre-
sentatlvea shonld be present Wednesday morn
lng at the openlng of the sesalon.
Mnssmionit: "ln a town not a thousand
mlles from St. Albans a rellglous soclety was
wlthout a mtnlster, and was conslderlng tho
calllng of a clergymm who had ofllclatod dur
lng one Sunday. Tho candldate had preached
a good sermon, and was dlnlng at a hotel on
that self-same Sunday. Among those at the
table wlth hlm were several who knew hlm as
the preacher of the day. But one lady had not
attended'church and was Iguorant of hls Iden
tlty, and Bhe lmmedlately launcbed (orth
yolley ot lnterrogatorlea os to how the rest
ltked tbe new preacher i( they thonght the
church would call hlm, l( the soclety had any
uso (or him, etc, etc. The clergyman sat op
posite the questioner, and doubtless enjoyed
(?) hlmself hugely. Durlng the processof ln
terrogatlon, some ot the otbers made frequent
and frantlc attempts to catch the lady's eye, or
ln Eome way glvo her a hlnt of tke sltnatlon
but all ln valn. Her ' state ot mlnd ' when tho
dlners adjourned, and she became aware how
matters stood, can be Imaglnod."
Tns Buccess whlch attended the carnlval
week ln Montreal lfst Jannafy, and tho esAc.
ment afforded by the Canadlan wlnter eports
to thonsanda ot vlsltors from all parta of the'
contlnent, have induced the organization of
very lnfluentlal local commlttees to repeat thla
year the wlnter carnlval. The date has been
fixed for the week commencing February 4th.
Already the several rallway companles have
lntlmated thelr wllllngness to run special ex-
cnrsiona to Montreal at veiy greatly reduced
rates. Now tobogganing blllB are to be pre
pared;amnch more beantiful and elaborate
Ice palace than that whlch was bo mnch ad
mlred last year wlll be erected; the snow.shoe
clubs aro arranglng to hold grand nnlon torch-
light processlons, moonlight tramps, races and
games; there wlll be spectal competttlona by
the curllng clubs, aborlglnal games by tho
Indians, skatlng masqoerades, tandem drlves,
horse-raclng on the river, carnlval ball, and
varlous other attractlons. Many who were
present last year recall tho occaslon wlth much
pleasure and wlll bo glad to go agaln, whlle
thonsanda wlll enjoy the novelty for tbe first
time next February.
Tiie entlre lack of judgment whlch some
people exblblt ln the nseof the telephonels de
servlng ot the etrongest censure. Some strlke
tbe button to slgnal the central ofllce witb qulte
os much force as they wonld nso to drlve a
tptke, and often strike repeatedly to slgnal
once. It shonld be known that lt connectlon ls
broken, as lt should be, by the first pressure on
tbe knob, repetltions ot the same have no eftect
whatever at the " central." A good firm pres
sure until the button " glves " has the samo
eftect os a blow, ao far os tbe slgnal ls con
cerned, and la far less llkely to lnjuro the ln.
strument. Agaln, some, ln sendlng messages.
stand wlth thelr Upa close to the transmltter
and almoBt shout, whlle others stand at an un
reasonable dlstance from tbe transmltter and
dlmtnlsh tho tone ot volce proportlonately, ap.
parently expectlng the Instrument to make up
for thelr negligence. It ls dlfflcult to concelve
ol on instrument more dellcate ln lts na-
ture tban ls the telephone ln all lts parta, and
the treatment whlch lt recelves at the hands ot
many seems almost abuslve. The dlrectlons
(or its use ln our exchange are bo plaln that no
mistake ls posslble bo long aa they are carelully
A srECiAL dlspatch to the Boston Journal
says : "The time fixed tor the presentatlon of
clalms agalnpt the defnnct St. Albans Trust
Company explred to-day Frlday, Out of
2,400 depoeltors, all but 130 have proved thelr
clalms. Those not prosented represent ln tbe
aggregate only 87,770. Thetotal llabllltlea of
the truat company to deposttors, Includlng ln
terest to August 1, Ia about 8582.000. The
number and the amount of proferred clalms
provenlsaa follows: By raanled women, 370,
reprosentlng 8116,420; by mlnors, 734, repre-
sentlng 818.174; by Insane peraons, three, rep-
resentlng 82G0. Total number ot preferred
clalms, 1,107; total amount represtnted, S1C0,-
200. Tbls leaves 8415,740 duo unpreterred
deposttors. Thoso figures may be sllghtly
changed by the final correctlonof the accounta.
The questlon as to tho valldlty of the preferred
clalms and tbe matter of tbelr payment (rom
assots ln the hands ot Kecelver Itlch comes up
(or determlnatlon be(ore Chancellor Royce De
cember 4. A proorma rullng wlll prohably
be made by the chancellor (or the pnrpose of
havlng the questlons at lasue passod upon for
hearlng kefoie the supreme court forFrank.
11a county, whlch meets ln January. Re-
celver Itlch has as&ets aslde from the Norwood
lumber property that are available, or wblch
can bo reallzed upon Bbortly, amountlng to
some 8192,000. Shonld tho deposlta (or wblch
preferences are clalmod be flnally allowed
thelr payment would nearly oxhaust thoso as
sets, but lt Ia bellevod that tho amount ot tho
olalma proven by marrled womon wlll bo largely
reduced wheu finally passed upon, on thescore
that the fnnds involved were, not origlnally nc-
qnlred ln thelr own rlght. If the court decldea
that propor preferred clalma muat first be patd
ln (ullra final Bcrutiny of thelr oharacter may
reduce the aggregato amount to less tban
8100,000. The Norwood lumber property,
havlng been bonght for 81G0.000 on behalf of
tho trust company, ia belng managed for the
piyment first ot a 835 000 preferred clalm of
New York banks. Other oxpenses amountlng
to 820,000 must next bo pald. Recelver Rtch
hopes to reallzs, elther by the sale ot tho prop
erty or othernlse, at least 8100,000 for the de
posltors. In case thla la done tho total asaets
of the trust company would be some 8352,000,
or nearly elxty-two per cent ot the deposlta.
If the preferred clalms are pald in full, unpre
terred credltora mtght reallze forty per cent."
When Harvey Smlth, clork to J. K. Sheple
(snccessor to C. O. Gravce), Waterbury, came to
the store Sunday mornlng to look nf ter the fires,
he (ound tho doors unfastoned and startllag
s'gns that some ono had been there durlng the
nlght. An examinatlon dlsclosed the fact that
the safe had been drllled, the handle by whlch
thebolts wcro movod wrenchedoff, and an nn
successf al attempt made to blow the door open.
Plecea of (use were on the floor, and a small
quantlty of powder waa tound. The change
.drawer ln the counter had been burst open, but
it ylelded only nlnety centa. Mr. Smlth Bnm.
moned the proprletor, and SherlCf Atberton
was notlfied. Mr. Al. Atberton, who occuples
the connecting crockery store, tound that hls
caah drawer also nad been ransacked and a
few pennles taken. A further examinatlon ln-
sldedlsclosed a copy ot the Norwich (N. T.)
Poit of Septcmber 14th, ln whlch apparently a
jlmmy bad been wrapped, and near tho cash
drawer a small cold chlsel, whlch fitted lnto
certaln denta made in forcing the store doors,
was tound. Outelde, the footprlnts of the
burglars were dlscernlble ln the llght fall of
snow. On the opposlte side of the street, near
Mr. Griggs' store, tbe Bteps of the lookont
were seen, and the footstepa of two men were
easlly traced to the rallway track and up the
track to some frelght cars on a sidlng, under
cover of whlch they had evldently walted tlll
the mornlng expresa north came along. They
had, appparently, kept In hldlng tlll tbe traln
was leaving the station and boarded it after lt
was nnder way. Footprlnts correspondlng to
tbose leadlng to the station were also dls
covered leadlng ln the opposlte direction, Indl
catlng that tho men had come ln on tbe ten
o'clock traln from tbo north, Saturday evenlng,
nnd had lett the cars at the wood-shed and
proceeded down tho track toward the buslness
part of the town. The fact that these foot-
stepswere partially filled wlth snow, whlch
had fallen durlng tbe nlght, confirms thls the-
ory. Dr. Washbnrn, whose house U in slgbt
of the rallway track and who was up early
Sunday mornlng, eaw two men golng up the
track toward the station before the mornlng ex
presa waa due. Condnctor Remlngton dlscov-
ered no persona ot the character descrlbed on
hls traln, but the men very llkely preferred an
nutslde geat on the rear of the hladmost
s'.eepor ot the traln! Others clalm-to have
aeen on the Chlcago express, Saturday evening,
two suspicious peraons who allghted at Water
bury. The safe at Mr. Sheplo's store has not
yet been opened. It ls not at all probable tbat
the burglars eKocted an entrance. Mr. C. O.
Graves, who ls collectlng bls accounta, depos-
Ited 8400 ln bank Saturday, but Mr. F. C.
Graves had left a small amount, less than 8100,
ln the safe. Some alleged safe agents were in
town several daya before tho attempted buig
lary. They callod at the storos about town,
evldently for the purpose of spottlng promlstng
looalltles. Charley Keene, the llvery man,
took one ot them over to SherlCf Atberton,
wbom the "agent" wlshed to "drum," and also
to Postmaster Smlth at the Center. The clues
are so slight that it ls hardly posslble that de
tection wlll follow. As a precautlonary meas
ure agalnst the retnrn of the roguea to com
plete thelr work, Charley Eeene'a watch-dog
waa placed ln charge ot the premises Sunday
nlght Monday mornlng the falthful brute
was not dlBposed to reslgn hls trust on the ap
pearonceof Mr. Sheple's clerk at the store.
Mr. Keene waa called, who assured hlm that lt
was all rlght and relleved hlm from hls vlglls.
Montpelier Ylllnfre Meoting.
Mr. Hlram Atklns of the Armis and Patriot.
ostlsted by a few fnlthful lleutenants, beld the
annual vlllage meeung, aionaay evening, uo
fore an audlonce of between two and three
hundred votera. After the reading of tho
warnlog by the clerk, James T, Sabln, Geoige
w. VVInz. 10'd.. was chosen mouerator. James
T. Sabln clerk, and five wardena were electcd,
aa follows: P. P. Pltkln, George A. Peck, L.
Bart Cross, Joel Foster and John L. Tuttle.
Hlram Atklns then moved to accept tbe report
of the balllffs, and lnterrogated those ofllcers
of tbo corporatton ln respect to the expendltuie
ol money. ile was ftDiy assiteu in uio ais
charge of thla important duty by W. G. Ferrln,
i.-q., ana tuese iwo geniifmen imorrogaiea
bal.ifTrt t). D. Clatk and II. C. Lull, and intor
roeated each other. until the moderator waa
obllged to inqulre, ln Bubstance, whether lt
was a prtvate coniaD or a nuuiio meeung. jur.
Clark thought Mr. Lull knew all about the
matters, ana Mr. i,uu tnougnt air. jangraw
was just the man to glve tbe deslred Inturma
tlon, and between tho three tbe votera tound
out next to nothlng. However, alter conslder
able good advlce from Hlram Atklna on the
prjper way to epena tno puonc money, ana
Hndry admonttlona from other gentlemen wbo
always appear on such occanlons, the roport
was uaopted. un motion oi i. it. uoraon, ine
electlon of ballltTs was postponed, and on mo
tion of Hlram Atklns tbe eltctlon ot collector,
treasurer, nnd tbo constderatlon ot clalms
agalnst the vlllage, were also postponed until
tue water questlon suouia be aisposea oi. ai
ter Bome prellmlnary sklrmlshtng ot a parlla-
mentary naturo, w. u. rerrin tooK ine uoor
and made a long speecli, prosumably ln favor
ol oir. urocK s proposiuon to uring ine uerun
water to thls vlllage, argulng agilnet tbe ad-
v sablllty ol ixmainc tue town lor any large
amount In addltlon to tbo already beavy debt.
The audlence evldently agreed wlth Mr. Fer
rln, lor, alter llstenlng some time, tney ap
plauded so vigorously that he was unable to
proceed, and sat down. He was (ollowed by
Hlram Atkina, Joel Fustor, Hlram Atklns, Gen.
f. 1'. l'ltkln, Hlram Atklns, W. U. ternn, ui
ram Alklns, U. A. Iluse, Hliam Atklns, Fred
Blancbard.CharlesT. Sabln, C. 11. Heatb, Hlram
Atklns. Georee W. Wing. S. M. Walton, and
others. It was finally voted, by a majority of
about two hUDdred, to appuiut a committee of
uve, witn tDstructions to secure tue servicea oi
an expert englueer, and have rellable estlmates
maae ana report at an aajournea meeung to ue
beld Monday evoning, Drcember 17. Thls
oommlttee la C. II. Hehtb, Joel Fisur, Fied E.
Smlth, A. O Cummlns and A. J. slbley. The
necessity for such action ls seen from the fact
tbat the eitiinnte Rlven at thls meetlng varled
from 845,000 to 890,000. The other artlcles In
the warrant were then postponed for two weeks
and, on motion ot Hlram Atklns, the meetlng
adj mrned, afier havlng been ln sesalon three
nours. it ia eviaent tnat tue citizena oi ine
vlllage are awake to the necessltles of the case,
and we are confident tbat at the next meetlng
the matter wlll ue declded accordlng to tno dlc
tates of good judgment, whlle the precise foim
wlll depend upon tbe estlmates then presented
by the committee. The eplsode of the evenlng
waa a verbai passage-at-armB oetween u. n.
Heath and Hlram Atklns. in whlch the Utter
dlsplayed hls temper to great advantage, whlle
tne lormer Kept gooa-naturea nna so naa tne
crowd on bls slde. We were foicibly remlnded
ot those good old llnes,
" IM dogs dellgtat tabrk and blte,
lt ls thelr naiure to."
Trulan will take up thelr resldonce In Mont
pelier next week, and wlll occupy the westerly
tonement ln J. G. FarwoU's house, recently
vacated by C. A. Barnard, Tiib Watohmax
extends Its congratulattons and bost wlshes.
Mn BuitNHAM, photographer In Bnrllngton,
accompanled by bls wlfe, came to Montpelier
on the mornlng traln Thursday to spend
Thanksglvlng wlth Mrs. Burnham's brother,
Mr. D. G. Field. When tbey changed cars at
the Junctlon Mra. Burnbam left a valuable
sealskln mutt ln a car of the mall traln. On
nrrlvlng hero lt was lmmedlately telegraphed
for, but at last accounta had not been heard
The first slelgli of the seaaon Frlday mornlng
Tiib wlnter term nf the Vermont Methodlst
semlnary opens on Monday next
Colonel Fiied E. Smith haa purchased tbe
bome farm of the late Noah Roblnson, ln
Waterbury, tor $3 500.
A rtEOULAii communlcatlon of Aurora Lodge,
No. 22, F. and A. M., wlll be held at mo.nnic
hall on Monday evenlng, December 10,
""-f? , I witn soprano voic m temarnauie v
IT ls traanrstood that MontpSIIer -"wlirioaerrarid Bympatuetlp tonyr'nof blsU-jiotetr
Tiianksoiviko mornlng was the coldest ot
the season up to that time. Frlday, tho last
of the moutb, was the "almanao" for Decem
ber, and waa marked by snow througbout
the day, Saturday mornlng the thermome
ter ranged all tho way from 4 to 14 below
zero, and tho weather contlnued cold. Sun
day a lilgh wlnd arose, lastlng throngh Mon
day and at tlmes blowlng almost a gate, and
palnfully euggestlng the terrlble results of a
conflagratlon ln thls vlllage at such a time.
Tiib entertalnment at the vestry of the
Church of the Messiah occurs thls evoning.
"Wanted-One Thousand Mllllnora" and
" Who ia Who, or All In a Fog," wlll be glven
by tho followlng ladles and gentlemen: Mra.
C. II. Heatb, Mra. M. M Cutler, Mra. A. D.
Farwell. Mrs. C. B. Wilson, Mlsoes Florence
Wlng, Allce Wlng, Clara Mead, Belle Mead,
Messrs. A. W. Ferrln. C. A. Owler, IIry Cut
ler and A. G. Fay The proceeds wlll be used
for the Sundayschool Chrlstmas celebratlon.
Messiib. Imsit and Si'Aimow took nossesslon
of tbe Blsbop botel, December lrt, and thelr
boarders took breaklast there Sunday mornlng.
The Unlon honse wlll be closed until tbe con
tents are removed, when It wlll prohably be
sold or rented. It Ia posslble tbat the lower
part may bo fitted up for stores and the upper
part used for tenements. The llvery buslness
wlll soon bo moved to tho stable ln the rearof
the Blsbop bouse, but until then communlca
tlon can be had from the hotel to tbe stable by
TiiEitK was a pleasant gatherlngat the home
of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Warren on Frlday even
lng, tho occaslon belng the twenty-fiftu annl
versary ot thelr marrlage. There were present
about one bundred and twenty of thelr frlends
(rom adjolnlng towna, nearly all of whom
brought silver dollars, the total amount pre
sented oeing about iuj. in addltlon to thls,
a (ew of tbelr Montpelier (rlends gave them a
large easy-chalr. Tbe time nntll two o'clock
was passed ln danclng, in partaking of re
(reshments, and in llstenlng to remtrks ap
propriate to the occaslon by Rev. Mr. Wrlght
RiciiAitD Anoeix, of the tallorlng establlsh
ment of A. L. Angell, enllsted at the age ot
fifteen years from Mooers, New York, In Com
pany I of the First Reglment, New York Vol
unteers, It belng the samo ln whlch J. V. Mor
row enllsted from Plattsburgb, N. Y. These
men fought elde by slde In several battlea, and
were warm frlends up to tbe time wben Mr.
Morrow waa wounded in a sklrmlsh. between
Charleston and Savannah. Mr. Angell left bim
lu the hospital at Port Royal and tbey bad not
seen each other slnce, and nelther knew that
the other was living, nntil about a month ago,
wnen mr. Angeu came to tnis piace ana tney
met by mere chance. They bad been separated
twenty yeara and nlne days, and are now, wlth
three or four exceptions, the only survivlng
members of tbe orlglnal company ln whlch
Miss Emma TuunsnT, a young Amerlcan
lady, ls reported to be tbe most emlnent living
concert slnger. She has made the tour ot
Europe and tbe forelgn journals, finely critical
in matters of music, were filled wlth the most
flatterlng notlces ot Mlss Thursby's muslcal
abllitlea. From an extended account ot her
first annearance at Vienna in the New Frct
Pres ol thatcity we take the followlng: " Miss
Tbursby justlfied yesterday in a glorlous man-
ner ner xenown aa cantatrlce wnlcn nad pre--ceded
ber comlng among us. She ls endowed
witn a soprano voic m temarnauie voiumn
Mns. Edwin Habd, mother of Hon. E. R.
Hard of B urllngton, dled last week, aged elgbty-
B. D. Haiuiib ot Brattleboro has got a 800,-
000 verdlct In hla favor In a rallroad sult at
Rev. L. L. Gbeen of Washington haa re
celved a call to become pastor ot the Unlver
salist Boclety of B&tb, Malne.
Rev. J. G. Joiinbon ot Rutland has decllned
tho call glven blm by the Congregatlonal
chnrch at New London, Conn.
Puinoipai, A. E. Leavenwoiitu of Castle
ton was serlously injured by a recent fall. He
was unconsclous for some time.
Rev. A. J. Babhow of Upper Falls, Mary-
land, has accepted a call to the rectorshlp of
St, Poter s church, Bennington.
Rev. Lkavitt Baiitlett, a natlve of Coven
try, has recelved the appolntment of home
misslonary superlntendent of New Mexlco and
C. K. DArtLiNO, son of J. E. Darllng, Esq,,
ot Corinth, and a membor of the junlor class
at Dartmouth college, haa recelved an appolnt
ment to West Polnt.
Samuel W. Roiikrtson, a graduate of Dart
mouth and prlnclpal of the Danville graded
school last term, has accepted a posltlon as
teacher at Island Pond.
Ex-GovKUNOii Redfield PnocTon and Gen
eral W. Y. W. Rlpley returned to Rutland on
Tuesday evenlng from a tour through the
Bouthern and westorn Btates.
Mu. Fuank L. Bioelow of Proctorsville, Vt,
a graduate of Dartmouth college, haa been en-
gagea to succeea Mr. I'lilllp u. Wrlght as
teacher ot mathematlcs at Goddard semlnary,
Barre. The prospecta tor the wlnter term,
whlch begins to-day, are excellent.
Conohessman Joiin W. Stkwaiit ttarted for
Washington Frlday, to assume hls dutles as
the repreaentatlve ot the first dlstrlct Mr.
Stewart's famlly wlll not go to Washington
to Uve thls season, as the delloato Btate of Mra.
Stewart's health forbida lt.
O. D. Edoeuton of Northfield, wbo haa been
connected wlth Tiib Watchman staff, baa re-
ounieu uis legai etuaies ln tiie olllco ot Frank
Plumley, Eq at Northfield. Mr. Edgorton
haa done verv falthful work. nmi lt in nllv
hlsdeslreto continne bls studlea whlch has
urougntabont the change.
one of its bizblv esteemed voune ladles about
jnristmaa, ana tnat urattieooro wm De tne
Owino to another eneacoment Rev. J. II,
Hlncks was unabln to go to Wrlghtsvllle Sunday
afternoon, and Rev. Mr. Mason olllclated at
that place in hls stead.
Tiiekk Ia to be a eoclable, for tbo beneflt ot
tl e laaies soclety oi tne unttanan cnurcn,
glven by Mr. and Mrs. Aaron uancrolt, at tne
Pavlllon, one week irom to-nignt.
Conductor Bailky of the Birre branch cut
hls hand qulte badly last week, and hls health
belng qulte poor he ls "ltyineoff" (ora(ew
days. Mr. Charlea Glffln of Windsor fills hls
Tiik raanv frlends ot Rush P. Barrett In
Montpelier are grleved tolearn of hls recent
bereavement In tbe losa ot hls wlfe. and extend
him thelr l-eartfelt sympathy. Mrs. Barrett
dled ln Rutland on the 27th ult.
Tiib regular monthly temperance meetlng
was ueld at irlnltv cnurcn aunaay evening.
The report of the Woman's Cbrlsttan Temper
ance Unlon was presented and read by Mrs.
U u. 1 niier, and able remarks were made by
Rev J. D. Beeman.
CnArLAlN McCaiik lecturrs next Wednesday.
neember 12 b. at elzht o'c!H-k ln fin evenlntr.
at Trlnity ihuich, on " The Brlgbt Side ot Llle
ln Llbby Prlson." Itwill be a nre opportu-
nlty to near nne oi tne most Druuant lecturers
on tbe Amerlcan platform.
Tiifjie was a large and iolly party ot skatera
on the "cove" Tuankglvlng forenoon, and
the skatlng at that time w-ts excellent. Ono
adventuresome couple went beyond tbe llmit
oi aaiety. and. as a resuit, were pretty tnor-
ougniy moistenea. inat tne resuit was no
more serlons may be consldered very fortunate.
Ecoenr Joslin, brldge bullder tor the Mont-
Lpeller & Wells River rallroad, bas severed bls
connectlon wuu tnat corporauon, naving pur
chased a tarm in Moretown, wbere he is to re
slde. A pleasant company of frienda, mostly
connected wlth tbe rallroad, In responso to hla
invltatinn, met at hls home last Wednesday
Grokok W. RoniNSON, a St. Albana boy, had
bls rlght band badly crushed at Montpelier
Junctlon, Monday mornlng, white coupllng
cars. Hla mltten stuck to tue llnk and he was
unable to wlthdraw hls hand before the cars
came togetber. Dr, Reld was snmmoned, and
tound It necessary to amputate the thnmb and
Tiianksoivino servicea were held in the
Unltarlan church Wednesdav evenlncr. con-
ducted by Rev. Mr. Wrlght. and in the Metho
dlst church Thursday forenoon. At tho latter
Slace the sermon was preached by Rev. Mr.
ason of the Btptlst cburcb, bls congregatlon
and that of Betbany church unitlng wlth tbelr
Mu. C. II. Citoss has moved from his rooms
ln the bakery butldlng to the Brieham house.
on the blll. The room formorlv used for a
parlor wlll be fitted up for an ofllce, and the
present retall department devoted exclulvely
to that branch ot the buslness, white the large
room ln the rear of tbe ofllce will be used for
tbe whotesale buslness.
We bope St. Johnsbury Ia not judglng Mont
peller by ltsetf, but tbe followlng from the
Indtx looks that way: "The vlllage ot Mont
pelier is maklur; arrangements for a suddIv of
water. The local physlclans are preparlng for
an immense run oi ousiness, as tne cltlzens
wlll nearly all bo 111 until they become accus
tomed to the new beverage."
Tiib committee appolnted to securo estl
mates on tbe oiDenie of tbe witer wnrlca i a
good one, and we trust they wlll attend to tbelr
nunes wiiuoutoemy. inere ls no time to lose
Doiore it wiu uo necessary to make tbe report.
and a full and buslness-llko ntatement ls
wanted by the voters. If such la aven. wn hn.
lievo we shall have the water here by the next
oonsiuu ui luu legisiaiuro.
Chahlks T. Ennis, a colored barber, form-
fiijr m iug ciupiuy oi iienry rjmitu oi thls
place, was found dead last Tuesday, at the
uunu cuu ui uio rauroaa pamt snops ln at. Al
bans. He left home amitrentlv ln hla nml
heallh to go to hls ahop, and lt is supposed he
fell ln a fit, or wlth beart dlsease, and dled at
uuto. j.uuis uiu ocou aaaictea to drlnk, and
uoiuo coni&iniug coiorai was lound on hlm.
iam nanusomo weddlng cirds announce
the marrlage ot A. O. Trulan, the well known
telegraphoperator.and Mlss Athalla A.Grant, at
Rockport, Mnlne, November28th. Mr. and Mrs.
and clear as a ITute. make one thlnk ot Jenny
L,ioa. - - - aiiss inursoy gave us aiao an
alr from the concert ot Moztrt, ifia eperanxa
adorata, the grand Bcerro of tbe fourth act of
Ambroiae Tbomas' ' Haralet,' ond the bravura
alr of Meyerbeer'a ' Star of the North,' wlth
flute accompanlment. Recalled many tlmes by
the overwbelmlng apptause of ber enchanted
audlence, Mlss Thuraby eang, on encore, two
German xongs, Eckert's ' Echo ' and Taubert's
'Little Blrds,' two producttons whlch Jenny
Llnd was the first to make popular. Her
biilliant luternretation ot these varlous selec-
tions, adorned wlth all theornaments of vocal
art, at once surprised and cbarmed tbe great
audlence." Miss Tbursby Is ossUted by Cheval-
ier Antoine Da Kontski, court planlst to the
Emperor ot Germany, a muslclan of the first
rank, and by Mr. Russell S. Glover, thn dls-tlngui-hed
tenor. A Drosrammo of rara at-
tractlveness has been arranged. Mlss tbursby
appears m lour nnmbers, among tbem " The
Song of tbe Mlsoll," amarve'ousBrazIllan song
blrd, and the celebrated Indian "Songof the
Ueiis "The awakening of tbe Llon" by
De Kontskl closes tbe concert. Thls comnosl.
tlon has been performed over one thousand
tlmes by the autnorsin tbeprinclptl capltals of
Europe wlth the most extraordinary snccesa.
In Cipltal Hall, Thursday evening, Decem
Colomel akd Mns. E. n. Powell were ln
town last Thursday. . . .Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Kemp
passed Thanksgivlng wlth Mrs. Kemp's slster,
Mrs . W. S. Hazen, at Northrleld. . . .Hon. James
L Martln spent Thanksgivlng In town. . .Mr.
C. Uenry Severance of tbe Middlebury Register
was ln town last week, and made thls ottce a
pleasant call Mlss Ruth P. Jewett came
home last Wednesday evenlng, returning to
Nortbampton on Saturday, to remain two
weeks, until the beglnnlng of the hollday vaca
tlon, when Mlss Mary Reed wlll accompany
her bome....Ml"s Carrle Alaln, a long-tlme
member of Tns Watchman composlng force,
but more recently witb Ilarper & Brothers,
New York clty, ls agaln in her old plsce ln
tbls offlce. . . . Some ot the frlends ot Atthur G.
Eatou gave blm a surprlse at hls home on
Saturday, lt belng hls twentyfirst blrthday.
Ue was presented by them wlth a jack.ln-the-box..
. . .Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Skinner, wlth thelr
son, vlsited Mr. Skinner' s mother and sUter at
White River Junctlon last week. . . . Hon. Joseph
Poland was in Burlington Frlday, and Hon.
Cbas. Dewey on Saturday. ,,F. W. Bincroftgoes
to Boston to-morrow to pursue a special course
of vocal culture. ...Tbe many warm frlends of
Artbur G. Crandall In tbls place are pleased to
know that the condltlon of bls health is Im-
provlng Messrs. Frank Abernathy and
Fred II. Barnes of Burlington were In town
last week There was a ' goose " party at
Hotel Kmpton, Frlday evening, in bonor ot tbe
twenty-first annlversary of the birth-lay of
Mlss hmma Hallowetl, . . ,C. J. Gleasnn Is qnlte
111 Emma Ineraham, of The Watchman
force, is epending a tw-t weeks' vaculou at her
home ln Bridport Mrs. Luther B. Cross,
who has been qulte 111 wlth pneumnnla, is rap-
ldlv lmprovlng Mlsses Janle Klmball and
Allce Lowe oime home last week tor Thanks-
givlng, tbe former to rematn about a week
I'be infant son of George E. Tsplln Is qulte
slck with mombranous croup. . . . Prof, and Mrs.
E. A. Bl-hop passed Thanksgivlng ln Wrlghta-
town, N J K. E. Poland of St. Johnsbury
baa been vlsitlng at Erai.tus Cram'a durlng the
past week....S. C. ShurtlelT, E-q., went to St
Johnsbury the first o( the week ...Hon, Geo.
N. D.ile was ln Burlington on Monday. ...A
telephone was placed In the Blsbop hotel yes
terday A. J. Howe, tbe veteran dry goods
de,iler, wlll asslat J. G. Morrlson Sc Co. durlng
thelr hollday trade, .. .Three members were
added to tbe Churoli of the M-sslah Sunday
afternoon. aud the rlght hand of (ellowsbln was
extended by Rev. Mr. Wrlght. ..Mlss Hattie
Brock of Newbury is vlsitlng at A. D. Far
well'g Frauklln Hoyt has been qulte 111 for
several days past, but ls much better.... Mlss
Fanuy Fifield has returned to her studlea In
Boston.... Rev. Mr. Mason ofllclated at the
funeralot Wm, II. Orrasbeeat Montpelier Cen
ter last Saturday afternoon J. S. Wllklna
goes to Swanton to-day, and will attend tho
muslcal convention in progress there. ...
Mrs. Suan Town fell Monday afternoon, nnd,
In trying to break the force ot tho (all,
stralned tbe llgaments of her ankle qulte Be
verely, but It Is hoped that she may soon be
about agaln. , . . Mrs. P. Trowand herdaughter,
Mlss Nettle, go to Boston, to remain about
three months. They wlll stop wlih Mrf,
George Jcobs Mrs. Dr. Dewey ls qulte bc-