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VERMONT WATCHMAN & STATE JTOUUIVAL, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1883.
Stratton leaves to-nlght for tho West, whore ahe wlll sprnd a number nf woeka vlalting frienda And reIntlve8.....EmmA Ingrahamof Tiir Watchman forcohna tetnmed Irnm n two weeka' VACHtlon, and EttA Thompaon, alao of tbla rfllce. lnpppndlne ft week'g vacallon at lier bnmeln WBllafled....Colonel J H. Lncla waa In Vergennes laat week.... A little chlld of 0. W. Bolton, elevrn montha old, had Ira nrm ro eiely ppralned on Sunday. . . . Mlaa Sarnh Hny t baa Bevered her conticotlon wlth Tiik Watcii MAMCompolDf;fnrcP....Mr. Bnd Mts II Fales re nt preaont vlaltlrg wlth thelr gon In Bnaton, butexpect eoontog'r tn Florlda tn ppend the wlnter.. ..Mra. Seely Pomeroy of Ojdenaburg IgvlfllllnjrntMr.il W. Drew's....Mrg. 8. D llale of Keoknk, Iowa, Ia vlalting her slece, Mra. Jolin P. Flandera....C. II. Fetrln la qnlre plck wltli tonallltls. ...MaryDrew returned from Nnrthboro, Mnsi., on Thursday....GPO. B Shrphttd haa nlmoBt entlrely rrcovered bla health, and expectg to tesume lilg Btudles nt Harvard nfter the holldny vacatlnn . ...Jennle Dildtioy 1b ptifferlng fiom nn nttack of ery- tlpelaa EUa S. Cram Ib qnite slck, having been confined to ber bed for tho pagt week. ifr. Editor :0n tho denth of the late Snm nel Wells, mentlon waa made, gmong mher thtnsrs, of IiIb " well.preparpd attempt, ehich only tlumbrrtfor a little, to f urnlah the vlllage wlth a propor water aiipply from Berlin Pnnd" to whlch wag added : " And when the vlllage flnally dccldes to meet thla Impcratlvo nrces eity, It wlll be found thnt the work ts nll plaloly mnmied otit In Mr. WellB exhauptivo roport of 1873." Wbo that nttonded onr vll lage meeting MondHy evenlng, and wltnepaed the entbualasm and unanimlty wlth whlch thnt almnat prpelae gcheme waa adopted eppeclally of thoso who remerabered the thanklcga greet Ing It recelved ten yeara Hgo could fall to reallze the nlmoat protihctlotruthfulnepa uf the foregolng expresalons? The late cnmmlttee on cstlmatea, whnae admlrablo report whb bo favorably recelved Mondty evenlng, are fore moBt ln apprpclatlon of tho accuracy and valne of Mr. Wells' report. The vatlatlon ln the two estlmitea 1b confined almnat entirely to the difference in the copt of materiat. Allhour. thpn, By wp, to the memory of lilm to wliom ciedit 1b pre-emlnently due ln thls behalf . r. Scmlnnry II III. Schonl opened Mondny, Dfcember ln, wlth Hbont one hundrpd nnd fllty rtndeDtB. TliU 1b a good number for tli wln ter, and It blda fnlr to be n vory profitnble and enjoyablo term....ProfPFBnr Bichop and wlfn Bpcnt a part of thelr vAcatlon nt IiIb home in New Jnrpey. II o bAB returnpd, once mnre to Uko up Ms f cbool dntles, and phe hag gone toliprliomo In that Btate. . .Lyceum wh or gnnlied last Frlday. and tho fnllowirg i fllcera were elected for the firpt half of tho term: Fiei-ident, Mr. E K. Flsh; vlCP-preclHent, Mlcs M. M. Klnidey; ppcretxry, Ml'B M. L. Hubbard; treafmrer, MIpp M. Chnmberlxln; execatlve cnmnilttee. Mr. Illllery, MlKfes Fob ter and Wyraan....Mr. Kiton meets IiIb plnR in(t claps nt "Shndy Itlll Fiiday everilnp. Ile has nenrly filty Btudentn I'rprldent Bnemnn went away on hln work yeterdRY We were glnd to hpp Cliarles Sciiville wlih us once ruore. Ile la b me from Yale to epend the holldajs. Enst Montpelier. rhere la to be n Chrlst maB feptival t llie old brick chuich In thls plaeenn Tuppday evpnlnp, D(CPmbPr25th.,.. MIbb Mary Ltwpon wnBtaken ill wi4i pncumo nla last Sundav and dled yesterday mnrnitig at the homn of Mln Mercle Clough. The funeral wlll be at the church to-tnorrnw at one o'clock. ....S W. Arms BPPmPd better Monday nnd hope revlved, but M"ndny nlght nnd veeter. day nuirnlng he lay ln a ntnpor. ...N W Johnpon, mentionrd laat wepk as golng to Tlfit hls flrk mother, fniind on hig nrriral that aho waB dpad befnre he bad recfived her mesBage. Sbe dled the 10th Innt., of pneu monln, after an lllner'fl of fotir dayn. Sbe wab at the home of bpr Btpp-pnn, Jnhn Pike. . . .The youngfs' (in of E. W. OrniBbee 1b rtcoverlng from nn at ack of raerubranoua croup. . . . Hlram Templeton went to Moretown last Monday to attend the funeral of Mh ti'ter. . . .Mis Morgan intends to return to her homo In Dctrolt ln time to joln the Chrlstmaa fpBtivltlPB tbpre. . . . Therewlll be acnncert t the Center mldway between Cbrlntmas and NewYtar'a. Muslc, recltatlnnB and a Chrlstmait tree make np tho orderof exerciea....PrAyer-mpetlngHt Uurace BliPH' next Friday evenlng. . . .The plg owned by Wllllara OrmBbee waa kllled rectntly and wplghed four hundred and twelve ponnd. ... Hard colds are very common. Siveral people are cnnQned to the honae. ...Auptin Foster'a youngPBt daughter ia under tbo dnctor's cre ....Thpy lmve a new orgAn Bt Mr. FoBter'H, whlch doubtleas meana mualc-lpasona for MIhb Hntiie And Master Henry....The lAdtea bocIaI improvement aociety wlll have a ChrlatmnB tree at the Morae cchool-bonae on Tuesday evenlng, December 23ib WaltBfield. Tbe lyceum ln the north part of the town I a euccepBfuI affalr, aome of tho talrnted people of that locallty bavlng an op pouunlty to epread themaelvPB on the fmpor tant queBtlona nf the day. It U a pity that there ia not enfllclent enterprixe In the villHge, wbere there Ib co much dormant inlent that needa a "ahaklng np," to gpt up a lvceum.... The repldencenf the late Ilon. Ira Rlchardpon baa bepn much Improved nnd bpnu'ifi-d by hla eon Clarence. The Btore baa b'en movtd f'outh of all the btilldlngf, thereby girlng a nlce door yard and driveway. The pninipr'n brush baa alflo done ruucli to make the bulldlnga look at tractive. .. .The bcIiooIh In town are now under good bpadway. The vlllaee achnoia are taugbt by Lydla A. Blgplow and Sarah Thompson, the former teachlng In the hlgh and the latter In tbe prlmary dfpirtment. The Fchool in dla trlct No. 1 i taught by Mattle Prentlpa, N. 2 by BlHry MIIIh of Burlington, No. 3 hv Snsle Gleison. Nn. 4 by Frank Holden, and No 5 bv Ida F. HBtlnga....Dr. Ilowe'g youngeft chlld, a little glil one year and nlne montha old, dled, after a fhoit Ulness, last Sunday raornlng, ic lB8uppoapd from a worm flt....Uncle Harry Jonp received the congratulatlona of many of hla frienda lngt Mnndav, it being bla geventy. flftb blrlhdy....The Good Templarg wlll cele brate tbe filteenth annivenary nf thelr organi intlon on Frldav evenlng ol thin week by an oyter fupper. Iyitn of otber good thlng toeat, sndn gpoeral good tlme....Gporge Eddy, wlth hla famlly, Iihb rpmoved to Blchmnnd, nnd hla eon Cliarlle Ib llving on the fann whlch he oc. cupled M. L. Klchnrdaon baa Improved hls Btore and put la u largestock, and la now dolng agood bulnes. North Montpelier. There Ib to be n Chrlt mas tree at thu oru-k church, East Montpelier, on theeveoli'g of December 25, In whlch both churchea are to unlte. All are cordlally invited to be prcnent and unlte in making It a grand gala tlrno for the young folka, aa well na an enj"yble occalon lor the older onea Next ilDgirgKchool at Unlon vestrv hall thla ( Wed neoday) evenlng ....Byrnn Wllbur, who Iiab been at work for Mra. J Q Allen for the pant two or tbree yeara, atart-d fnr Iowa thls week Mosd.iy....We bave a flrnt-clafBbarborcettlpd In our vlllage now ln the perann of Frank De Lottluvllle. Glve hira a call....The East Calnl people menn bunlnPBfl on the telephoaeto ruu from that vlllage to North Montpelier. Tliey commcnced RPtting out the polea Paturday, and hegan drnwlngand aettlng aome Monday. The tencher ln our pchool, Mr. Parker, ia givlng excellent HatlHfactlon. MiddleKCX. Uev. Mr. Bemls Iibb bo far re covered frtmi tlie injury to hla band, a fpw wpeks plnce, bb to reume hla piptoral dtitlca bere. II Iibb occupled hla pulplt for two Suu dayspa8t....Mra Sirah J. WllllauiB bng re tnrned to her native town nfter residlng In Wet Haven, Conn , for nbout a year. Sha appwrs to be of the oplnlon that tblg la a good plnce to emlgrnte from nnd eqully aa good to ,l,r.?tV7,0 H '"cl'ardsonlaputtlnL'upan addilion to tlie AlDMwortb Hawiulll, ..Mra. D. P CrpenterlBqulteIll,and h'r daughterfMra. Lee) and her liuBband from St. JohuHbury nre y.lib hpr.,..Dr, W. G. Church calla theatlen. tlon of the publlc to hU nlce asBortmontof hul ldy goods. . . . Dayld Waid ha taken a tilp to Attlca, Indlana, to vlalt hla daugbter llving Middlesex Center.-School closfd fnr the wlnlerlnnt Saiuroay. ., .Uev. J. Edwnrd W'lght nreached to abuut flfty lnet Sunday.,. ,F II l)ewey of Williamstown la Bglutlog the r ubl iect of a wrltlng-acbool bere. , , , Edgnr Ilale of lontppller, who was rnarrled recently, hag movrd on to hls farm ln " Bear Swamp.". , . . Tbe tbermometer fell about forty degrees last Frld'iy nlght. . . . J. A. Chapln haa been lald by for repalra for a week pnHt. Rioii new ctylee in furnlture can be nbtalned In Uoton of the manufacturer at remarkably low prlces. Pnlne tcema to ba lpadlng ln tblBj nlready bla Immemo ntock la attrctiiig people from near and far. We know of no oiher es tabllaliment in Aroerlci that carrlea ho large a etock of nlce funiiturn-ready m dellver at once, nnd at eucli remarkab'y Jow prlcep. A vltlt to liln Btore, 48 Caual gtreet, opiioalte Malne deput, wlll prove to uny one wuat we eay to be eorrect. TTatcrbnry. Rrv. W. J. JottNsoN went lo Barton last Mon day to fill a lecture engagement. Waiuikn tollg hla men, we learn, that he wlll glve thpm all work untll lio can bulld agaln, and none need leAvetinlesg they wlsh, SRVRiiAr, patrlotlo And dlalnterested cltlg'na gpollcd aults of rloihea, Saturday evenlng, ln removlng greaay hldes at tho tannery flre. Samurl Paiiohrr, for S80, Iiab taknn the jnb to gradn the new atrept leadlng from Maln to ihe Cooley rmmifHcturing company gn.undg. Mr. M. M Knioiit waa call to Johnaon Sat tirdHy by the prlug illneaB of an elder brother, Mr. L. M Knlght. a merchant of tbat town. Apoplexy waa fearod. TitrjiR wlll be Chrlstmas oxorclaea at the Oingregatlonal church Monday eypnlng. In gtnad of tree thoro wlll bo a Jacob'a ladder, wlth pregenta, Blnglng and recltatlona. Tiir warnlng fnr the flrpt nnnual vlllage meeting, Monday, Jnnuary 24, la poated. It Bhonld be woll attended, the report of the flrst year'a dnlngs underatood, and a good gtart for tlie aecond year obtalned. GKOitOK N Govr la rapldly cloalng out thoae threecarloadnof alelghg mentlnnd lat week, notwlthrtmdlng the anow holda off and Vennor predicta anromer wpather ln January. Gnlng, gnlng, and If ynu do not rome early, gone they wlll be. No moro tbls wlntor. Etpir Krllooo, a dinghter of Jnhn D. Kl logg, llving about n mlle from the vlllagp, waa Attacked wlth dlphtherla laat wpek, and dled on Thunday. Her age waa about flfteen yeara. Mr. aud Mra Kellogg have thn warm at aym. patby of thelr frlends and neighbors ln tueir eevere bereavement. If any of the vlllagera wlah to cnll on thelr gubtirbnn frlends ln the eve lng, it mny serve to enconrage the interchange of bocIhI oourte bIpb to know that atreet lmpa hAve been for a week or two put up Along S'owe Btreet to George Ommon'p, and nt the easterly And weaterly extremltlea of Maln strcet. At the Edwin Dilllnghntn post of the Grand Army of the Rppubllc, Frldav, the followlng ifllcera wpro elecfd: CnmmRnder, Charles Wellaj cenlor Rnd jtinlor vlcp-pommanderB, re appctlvely. J. W Sleeper and Genrge Ilrown; i fllcer of the day, It. Btckford; quirtprmaiter. F. B Taylor; qnattermaatpr-iPrgeant, Frank Carpenter; cnmmlaaary, I II. Elllott; adjutant. T. T. Farrell; i fflcpr of the guard, Ilurtwell Mondr; chaplaln, J. E. Foter. F. S. Roi.fk has a flne lot of new alelgha, of hla own make, nnw finlahed and ready for cale at hla old grand near the rallwav atatlon. Thoco plelgha are made of white oak that dld not grow on n rpd oak gtump, and IrnnPd wlth Norway Iron that waa not rollod ln an Amari can mlll. BpnldPB belng made In tna'efnl atylea nnd of the bPBt matPriat, thpae Rlelabs are veiy flnelv palnted and bpautlfnlly gtrlped. Cill and PXRmlno ihem and test the trulii of thls recommendatlon. Satuiidav morning the locomotlvo II. n. Lncklln, on the local paapenger going north, burnt her water plpo whlle Btandlng at the atatlon here. The l ud report frlgbtened aev eral horses Btandlng at the atatlon, nmnng them one belonglne tn J R. Langdon of Mont pelier. Smlth Haln had h'ld of ihe relnsand Mr, Langdon had ju-t pcl-pd I imaelf on one foot, and wna In tbe act of ptepplng Intotbe wngnn when the horpe phnt out fnm under the phed nnd waa not reatralnpd tlll the hotel wbb rencbed. An lnt int more mlght have resulted in a serinu accldent. "m" Stuaw Is n devotee of the vlolln And a very rredltable perfnmpr on that be wltchlng Inatrument. At Camllla'a cnncert he gnt a frnnt peat, prpparpd to take ln nll the muplc the little forelgn lady wnuld pend. Un der the niRnlputatl'ina of her mnglc bow " Vln-' iob H the thlrd hpaven of ecptatlc delight. tookoff hla gppctaclpg, lald thpm on tho foat and aurrenderpd himsPlf unrondltlonally to tho ppell of the pHlte mnglcian. II wandpred AWAy hnme nnmlndful of the venerable " help to rpad" hlch for many a year bRvepleced out bla df cllnlrg vi.ion. Tho " appca " were dlfcov erf d by ennie of the performerg and gafely con veyed to thelr entranced owner. Camilla Ubso's concert, Thnrsday evenlng, wbb one of the fineat entertalnmenta ever glven in thlg vlllage. Hi.tel hall waa filled wlth a highly.Bpprfclatlve niidierce, whlch the won derful munk'ian dld her best to entertaln, And euccepded. RepPAted encores greeted each number on the programme Apaiened to Cnmllla, and phe held her hearera fppll bound by the exgnMte oharm nnd ewpetnea of her playlng. E-ppclnlly pubdulng was her execu lim of "The Lact Rnpe of Summer" given for an encnre to the " Carnival of Venlce " Her audlence FPPmed to prepent a atrlklng tnstAnce of BtiapendPd Anlmatton, except ro far aa a faclal exprpfginn of Intent ard nbaorblng Interpat would have dlarellfd the lllnBlon. Tbe unlmpnpploned lady had A aecond time a very lmpaIoned recall, to whlch ghe graclnualy re pponded, when ber bwitohed llatenera gave her a roluctant partlng round of applause. TO WnOil IT MAT COhXRIIN. Waterbury vlllage is tbe center of trafllc for bo large a Btretch of conntry And po many peo ple are now on the anxloua geat about Cbrlat ma presenta, what to get and whereto procure It, that ln a ppirlt of aeasonable gnod wlll we have gone the rounda of our advertlera and pairona togatherthe materlal fora few lielpful puggeatioDs, and now "tlpthewlnk" to our reHderaaa to the places wbere they can find glfts uaeful or ornamental, homely or epthetlc M. C. Ganbrdv and II. E. Boyce wlll meet demanda for tbe Cbriatmaa gooae, for tnrkevs and chickena, or for theaubatanthl neoe-sliloa in whlch they trade, If one has bla tender In. stlnctg ptiired for the poor. At W. H. Ashley'g, F. B Taylnr'g and Dea con Mussey'g one can buy tea, cuffee, nuta nnd raialna, agackof flour, apackage of pugar, con f'ctlnnery and other luxurlea and neceasltlea, for charlty or for hollday fegtivltlea. Wk hardly know what are the attractions at Evana' drug store. He hag perfumery, clgara, candy and notlona, at leaat, and if one'a holl day feBtlvltleahave deranged dlgpstlon " MelV" mypterious-lonklng jra and bottles probably contaln gomethlng that wlll klll or cure. J. C. Giuaos wlll ghow aeekers for uaeful glfta gllpperg in all atylpa and pricea, forladieg and geutlemen; overahoep, nlce and hlgh, for ladles and mlaea, and all tbe leadlng stylea of foot-wear for miaeg and boya, ladlfg and gentlpmen. Ile alao haa the faraous White aew lng.machlne.wblchhaagalnedawlderpputatlon for uniivaled expellence. A aplecdld thlag for a Clirictmag or Npw Year'a preaent, or for any other day in the year. Ahhh & Hainfh are grand beadqnArters for everything to pleaao the Inner man, woman or chlld. They bave staple and fancy gro cerlea aultable for tbo aeHHou, forelgn frulta of all kluda, the flneBt Florlda orangea ever seen in town, Malaga grapea, raMna, flga, datea, prnnoi-, freth nuta of many kinda, frfgli canned frult and mpat, lobater, aardlnpg, etc, aaucea, jplllep, and everjtblng In n firct-claps grocery trade. Such a ttore la the bent klnd of a place to ftock up wlth hollday prppenta of the most temptlng and acceptable klnd. A. T. Stuaw & Co. are a little outplde the bmlneH.sumrter, but thpyBhnuld not be for gotten. They have artlclea of furnlture whlch make most ncceptable ChrlHtmas presenta for father or mother, huaband or wlfe, son or daughter S.ime of theBe artldeB are comfort nble omp clialra. elpgant wlllow rocklng and ey chalra, Btuffpd eaay chalra, chairB for chlldren and clnlrs for everybndy and every pnrpose. And If one'g purBe wlll pprmlt and one Iihb the dlsposltion, there are black walnut and palnted chamber eta for whlch eomebody may be languislilDg. In glasHware nnd crnckery, W. E. Carpenter and Al, Athertonhold tho fort. Few warca aro more attractlve than glaafl and pottery, nnd few nre more uefulor alwHya more ncc-ptablo. Our local culiimns glve nomo of the detalla of the Httractinnt at thesegtores. Cblna, plaln Hnd dtcorated, ln plngle i Ipcpb, In teaaeta, In bread and mllk aeta; msj.illca ware In muga, pltchera, platea, cupa and saucerg; plaln and dtcorated tot and dlnnor ppt; Btnndard and hanglng lamna, and mary thlnga ln gUpg and crockery whlch a vlalt will dUcover can be bad of tbese tradtsmen. Tiik dry gooda and fancy atoreg have no monopoly of the tblnga deslntble for preaenta. 'llie hardware t-toreH contaln many artlcleg whlch bave exceedlngly ureful and abldlng qualltles, Roblnaon and Sheple, prnprletora of epurato PHtablUlimenta, are young men wlth n,n eye to the cnmfort and convenience of the liousehotd. Eltherof tbem wlll chow, nmong pther thlnga, chlldren'g traya, crumb trays and briinhfg, ijocket and tablo cutlery, alieara and fcl-Bora, akatea, blrd cagea, tollet aets, aervera, Brlttann a ware, plaln and fancy tluware, carvlne knlvea, and that booa to tbe home wlfe, Mra. Potta' nadlrona. If one la to jewelry Incllned, or artlclea In goldor Mlver, eltherof the two enlerprlidng craltamen, Scottnnd Keene, haveamply Autlci pated all rearonablu wanta. If i)Ue U lu doubt or troublod, n call at thelr ektabllabmenta may brlng Buuuhlno nnd gladueea. 'Ihey have illverware In great vartety nnd beautlful de glirna, knlvea, forka, apoona, nut-crackcr, nul plcka, gold and ailver watchea. and An endlepa varlety of artlclea, a few of whlch are nnmrd In the local coliimn of tbla pnper And there Are scoreg of othera whlch cannot be enump.r Ated Go CArly nnd lnok thom ovcr, befnre the ruflh bpglna. In hla now gtore, oppoplte the hink, bealdea hla jewelry And gilverware, Mr Keeno haa n lArgn atock of noilona, And baa Alao made eapeclAl provlaton for the chlldren. If the bualneag notlcoa of theae trndepmen In thls nnd prevloua iaaues of Tiik Watchman have been conned, rriany gltt-aeekpra have clther bad thelr perploxitlea removed or learned where tbe comfortlng operatlon cau be performod. In dry and fancy gnods Waterbury h no rlval In the county. M M. Knlght, Rlchard gon & Fullerton, and C. E Wyrann, keep large and VAtled atocka of fancy, upeful and very anb atantlal nnd comfnrtaule goods. Atoneor All of theae Btores the wlndowa, cnuntera And shelvps show neck And pocket bandkerchlefg, fichu, lacea, tldlfg, ghiipnlng-bnga, allka, caahmerea, prlnta, cottong, velvets brocaded and In cnlors and pcores of other artlclea dear to the feml nlne heart. For polld comfort there are cloaka that defy tho aapaultg of Iloreaa. In knlt gnods there are hooda, Jeraeyg, underwear, mlttena, etc; for men nnd boy. pocket hAndkerchlefa, scarfs white nnd checked nnd other thlnga, from a neck-lle uptongtyllah ault ofdotheB Ateachof theae placea la a varl'ty of unnam ab'e artlclea, all nlce for Chrlatmaa and New Year g glfta. One'g eyea and tongue. And the courteay of proprletora And clerka, wlll aupply wbat tho pilnter has omltted. Nortliflcld. Tiik gmded gchool wlll not be In gesBlon next wepk. TKtrnoNKS have been put lnto Har.elton's market and tbe News ofOce. TiiRdrama, "Nplghbor Jackwood," Is belng reheirsed by merab'erg of the UolverBallat ao clfty, and wlll bo presented durlng tho wlntcr. SociAiitFi) wlll be held by the Mcthodlata Wpdneiday evenlng at thelr veatry In charge of Mra. Cnx and Mra. Clapp, and bv the Ephco pallana at thelr rooma in the depot bullding. IlAitVRT S. WiiXKr'a many frlends wlll be glad to know that he haa obtalned a penalon hlch glvea hlm a conalderable put of a com fortable llving, and qulte a llberal amountof back pny bealdea. CiiuiBTMAq wlll be obsorvod by nll the churchea tbls year. The raoat elaborate wlll be by tbe Eplacopallana. Tlipy have Beivlco In the church at three r m Monday, at whlch the cMldron Blng carola; after thla they ndjourn to Arraory hall, where aupper wlll be aerved and ttie glfrg dlitilhuted In the evenlng. There wlll alao be gervlce at St. Mary'g church Tupp day forenoon. The Congregatlonallsta wlll have a grove (or ng aome lrreverently term it, a clump) of Chriatmas trees Monday evenlng; there wlll be some raualcnl and other exercl.iPH by the chlldren. The Methodlsts will bave sevpral trpeg, and there wlll be mtiplc by the chlldren Tuesday evenlng. At tbe Unlveigal Ist church there will be a tree and gome litorary exercibPg Monday evenlng. TiiRpounty Good Teraplars' Unlon waa held In tbe Unlveri-nllnt church last Thurpday nnd was n pleAaantand gucceaaful meeting. Tbe forenoon peaalon wns private. The exerclaea In the nftprnoon were mualc, poem, etc, nnd n dUcuaalon. In the evenlng an addreaa was de llyered by Rev. W. J. Jobnpon of Waterbury. Dinnprand aupper we-re herved by tbe ladlea of Northfield nnd G.iuld-vlllo ladges. The i ftkera elected for tbe year enatilng nre n fol l..wa: W. G. T.. Dr N. W. Gilbort of North Hd; W. V T., Ida K Chaan of Montpelier; W. 8- retary, F.T. Egertonf North flpld; W. F S , Inz Piorce of Cabot; W T II. G. Ellla of Roxbury; W. C., Rev S. II. Whppler of WatPr huiy; W M.. Wm. E Long of Walipfield; W G., Celia Roblnaon ol Montpelier; W. aentinel, Marahall Halley of Worcester. The next unlon wlll be held at Montpelier In February. Gf.ohqk W. Metcalf arrlved Monday nlght He had a run of ft-verlri Phlladelpbla and wbb attended by hla brother Fred. who la alo ex lected home thla week. ...Mra. Cornwall of Bibylon, R I., la vialtlng at Dr. Nlchola'.... R"V. I. P. Booth haa been ln New York for a week or two. . . . George C. Sanborn hag been ln Boston the paat week pplpctlng hollday gooda. Fayaton. Tlmothy and Suaan Cbaso have made applicatlon to the town for ald, whlch waa prumptly furnlahed by Overaeer G O Bojce. Itnow remalna to be determlned by the courta wbplber WaltpHeld or Fayaton wlll pay the blll. Waltafleld claima that ihey have galned a reaidence in thla town, and we clalm that Waltpfield has aldpd the famlly at anndry tlmea durlng the pwt elx years. .. .The pchoola are now ln good runnlnz order wlth the follow lng teachera: Diatrict Nn. 1, J. B. ThompBon; No 2, Clara M. Eaton; No. 3 Alta W. Croa aett; No. 4, K.to B PrentNa: No. C, Lola Spauldlng; No. 6, Hattle L. Kllpatrlck.. .. Henry McGurk has sold the Sarah A, McAl- llater place toJohn Donabne for Sl 800 Much gymp-itby Ib felt for Mr and Mra. R. A. Maxwell. who have lost thelr only chlld from pneumonlA. Enst Cnlala. The unlon Smidpy..chool wlll hold thelr Chrlatmaa celebrallon in tbo church on TuPBday evenlng. In addltion to the exer clsea of the achnol, there wlll be a phort addresa by Mr. Jamea Ramage of Snuth Woodbury. . . . It ia a gfttled fact that we Bre to have a tele phone. The polea were cut laat week, nnd the work wlll be puahed forward na rapldly na poa alble thla week. . . .Mnrcua Walte U moving lnto hls new home. ...Mary Dwinelt haa gone to Wln cheater, MnBa., to ppend the wln ter. ...George Whltcher Baa moved to Plainfield. .. .Tbe vll lage pchool nill take a recega next Monday and Tuepday . . . . Byron Wllbur Harted laat Monday morning for gouth-wpatem Iowa, intendlng to make that hia home for awhlle. Ira Danlpls wlll take hl place at Mrg. Allen'g Neale Wbl'eof Tufta college is expected home to epend the bolldayg. Iloxbnry.-Thedlphtheretlc sore throat haa madeHad the homeot Harry Ruaapll, he bavlng recently loat two chlldren by the terrible dl eage. . , .Jamea E. Dunn, for several yeara paat n rpgldent of thla town, but more recently a brAkeman on Ihe Central Vermont rallroad, fell beneath the cara of hla traln at Williston, laat Thuri-day morning, and the whepla, paaplng over one arm, crusbed It in a horrlhle roanner. Ile waa taken to Mary Fletcher hoapltal ln Burlington, where be dled tbe followlng after noon....Colonel A. C. Brown of Montpelier ia puttlngin a telephone line from thla i.Uce to Northfield, whlch ia goon to be in working order.... Jones W. Ferrla has moved to the vlllage.... Mra. A. J. Averill hna bppn qnlte f orlnitHly ill. .,G E. Bttchelder of Norwich Is teachlng nserleaofwr!!lng-i-cluolint the vlllage Bchool.house The ladleg of the Unlveraallat church are to have a featival and dramatlc entertalnment at tbe town hall next Wednes day evenlng. Cnbot. Chrlatmna ia to be obporved at the Congregatlnnal church npxt Sunday evenlng A general invltation la extended to all to put preeents on tho trc. Oyter aupper in thevea- try after the Chtlg'mia oxercl-ea The tenth annlvergiry of the woman'M temperance cru aade ia to be CPlehrated next Sunday. Rellg. tnua pervlcPs nt the MelhcdUt chuich in the morning, at the Congrpgatlonal church In the afternoon, nnd a masa temperanco meeting at tho MethodUt church In the evenlng. ...Rev. Atr. Farnaworth of Marshfield preached nt the Congregatlnnal church. In excbange wlth the paHnr, lart Sunday. Hla fermnjia were clear, conciaennd well dellvered, rtcelvlng genpral cnmmendntlon from bla hearera.... We bave often BPen nlce jobs of work nt MItph' black gmltbBhnp, but our attentlon was eappclally calledto lhelronlng of A Portland Hlelgh, laat week, whlch ln polnt of workmanBhlp la Bel doin excelled, lf equalled, In thla aecllon.... q ilte n number of our alngera attended the iiiUHleal conventlon at Marahfleld laat week. 1 rofeaaor Smlth la very pleaantly remembered as a teacher of rouaic In thla place eevoral yeara ago, aa well aa a very popular conductor of conventlona In thlg vlclnlty. Enst Corlnth.-There wlll be a temperance meeting at the cburch, next Sunday evenlng, conductPd by tbe Woman'g Chrlatlan Teroperl ance Unlon. Al are Invited The ecbool bere la the best it haa been for gome time. al luough there are not na many pcholarg na there haa been, ow ng to the gtlngy pollcy purgiied by the diatrict.... Mrg. J, II, ch.mberlaln gopg to New York thla week.....! K. Darllng has gone to Chelaea to attend county court. A Brautiful Gift. The Great Rock Mand routehaa laatiod a new and most comprebeu Bive cook book of one bundred and twer.ty elght pagea, filled wlth new and rellable re celpta from Ihe beat caterera of thla and otber countrlea. No bouseuife cin afford to be wltbout It; aud though wurtli oue dnllar, It wlll be aent to any addreaa, pugt.pald. upon recelpt of ten centa In stampa. Ah tbev wlll gollkohotcikea, aeud at once to E. St. John. O. T. &. P. A., Chlc.go, Illinola, Itarro. TAvntNiRii'fl comcdy company waa greeted wlth ngood AUdlonce, And a favorablo ImDreg alon wna created, Tiir glee club from tho Unlveralty of Ver mont wlll glve n concert in tho town hall to morrow evenlng. Tiik gemlnary nnd ncadpmy have each re- gluco the openlng week. A sociAiiLR by the young people'g help and hrpo Boclety ls to bo held in the UnlverBallst veatry Thurpday evenlng. Tiik Catholla aoctely In thls place had tho factof thelr orgnnlmtlon na a goclety gpread on tbe town recotda laat week. Rjy. W. M. KiMMRLr, occnpled the pnlplt In the Unlveraallat church at Williston, laat Sun day, prenrblng ln exchango wlth lta pastor, Myra Klngsbury, Tiik aoclablo at Mrs. B. W. Braley'fl. on Tburaday evenlng lat, waa largely attended, and waa a very enloyable occaslon. Mnalo by Mra. Braley and Semlnary gtudenta enlivened the occaslon. Tiir ladles of the Yonng Woman'g Chrlatlan Temperance Unlnn held a pnper featival at tho veatry of the Methtdlat church laat Frlday evenlng, and a geaeral good time waa had. The featival netted them gome twenty dollarg. Tiik lecture by Chnplaln McCabe waa greeted wlth a gnod houae. nnd the lecture ln ltgelf wna a fine productlon And flnely dellvered, bnt the Advertlapmpnt of a partlcnlar anctety on puch an occaslon wag gevercly crltlclaed by the best of people. On Rccnunt of the lack of soatlng capacltv, the Congregatloml people are thlnklngof mak ing deUnlte plana for the enlargement and re cnnBtructlnn of thelr church the coming aeA. son. The plBn meeta the bearty approval of members of the congregation. Tiik nnnnnl electlon of ofllcerg of Barre loogp, No. 929 Knlghtg of Honor. occurred on Monday nlght, na followa: Lewla K-lth, D; W D Honker, V. D; 0 J. Howea. A. D ; 0 II. Reed, R; George P, Boyce, F. R ; George W Tllden, treaaurer; F. P. Wlllard, guldo; F II Hopklna. guardlan; E. II Smlth, gecretary; O. B. Boyce. chapiuin. Rpprpppntatlvo to grand lodge. C. A. Wheaton; alternate, J, G Morrlmn. B. W. Braloy waa elected medlcal examlner. TllRitK was qulte a gatbering of frlends at the reaidence of S. II. Nyeon Mondav evenlng, to celebrate tho tenth annivercarv of the mir rlage of Mr. and Mra N.vo. A very pleaaant time waa had....Sanford Smlth, an old real dent of tbe town, dled at IiN homo laat Thurs day evenlng.. ..AldPn Freeman nnd famlly go to floston to spend n few weekg....A. W Preaton and famlly returned home lnat wepk. ....0 W. Lang Iihr lyught ont L. J. Mack'g plgn and carrlnge palntlng bulneia. Mr. Ling haa had bxperlence, and wlll do n cood job. . . Mlaa Freelovo Aldrlch haa been qulte plck for a few weeka past, wlth no Immediate prospect of cnnvIehcenco....L J. MRrlci'toruntheengine Atthe gianite ahop, taklne the plnre of I. E Ileath, who Ia aoon tn go to Wrodbury Center to look after bu-lnees loteteatg there. .. 0 B Boyce. grand dletator nf tbe KnlghtR of H.mor, spcnt laat Fiiday and Satuidav at Middlebury Bnd Jackponvllle ln tbe interppt nf the order ... .8. 0 Wells haa returned from hla weatern trlp. bavlng apent RPveral weekH In Ihe West taklng ordersfor granltework....Mr. and Mis. J G. Morrlmn were in town Sunday .. Mra. Parker of Snuth Brrro fell, lat week, and baa been almnptholnlpaa ainc. ...Rmv. R, S Owen left for South Stukely, P. Q , lnat Wedno'day. ...Willlam Meara now drives a span of ele eant black lmrsep, undnnbtpdly the beat palr In town.... llla Bello Martin'bas conipleted the larnlng nf her trade, nnd ia now emplnyed by Miga Wlllard..,. Byron Bylow waa rnarrled laat week nnd took n weddlng trlp to St. Al bansand other plncea....Mr. E. W. Bl-bee la In attendance upon county court nt Chelaen. . , . J B. Chamberlaln la not nble to attend to ac tlve dutlea on account of hl eyea ...Unclei Dinahad a paralytlc shcKik last week, butls gradually recoverlng from lt. Hla aou came Bome from Maaaacliupetta on Saturday. Elmore. R A. Gay haa hla new honse ready for occupancy....Jerre L"e haa go far Improved aa to bs able to be About town agaln ....CbrlatmHs tree at the church, wlth the uaual exerclaes of apeaking, glnglng, etc.,...J. T Paiker loa' a nlce ox lRBt week....Mr. White from Ohlo, a brother of Mrs. L. L. Camp, ls vi-itlngin town. 'Danvlllp.-Iiev. Mr. Sweatt, Methodlat. ex changel wlih Kev. Mr. Tracy of North Dan ville laat Sunday.... The remalna of Mra. Jo. aeph Swltpet of Hnlvoke, Maaa , fnrmerly of thls town, were bronght here laat Frlday nlght and burled In the vlllaue cemetery. . . . Wlllle, ann of C. F. Klttredge. has ben very eick wlth th canker-raah CharleR Wllaon iBAthome nnd ia helplng bla brotber-ln-law, F. J. Pre ton, through the holldaya Tbe band went to Peacham laat Frlday nlght to plny for n prom enade....Lr'ok out for the mnmpa ; they are arotind... .The pchool nn the acdray opened laBt Mondny wlth about Blxty acholars. Morrisville. Rev. W. A. Bufhee of the CongregHtlomil church prpached n very practl cal aermnn upon nof thlnklog too much of aelf, taklng Davld as an llluatratlon Chrlatmaa eervlees aro to be held at the aeveral churclipa. . . . .The studentg at the ncademy held a largely attpndPd lyceum on Frlday pvenlng laat. The dlacuaalon waa engagpd In wlth intereat. . . .The ladlea' circle met at the Congregatlnnal veatry la Fiidty afternonn.... Green Mnuntalu lodge nf Go"d Temnlars ls in a very flourlflhlng con dIllnn....E. Plnney and J. J. Robblns Btarted on Monday for Chlcago, wheio they hive secured tmpitlona. ...The maaona are tn hold n publlc lntallatlon of ofllcerg on Thureday evenlng of thls week. Groton. Lumbermen are feellng rather nnpasy, wlth thelr teams and help on hand, whlch they cannot nae to advantage untll more anowfalla.... People in thii vlclnlty can now get thelr gooda qulte cheap, aa Warren E-ita-brooka of St. Jnhnabnry has opened a etnre here and intenda to keep a complete atock, becldes graln and fepd, whlch makea competl tlon very livp)y....II. C. Clark arrlved bcme laat Wedneaday, nfter a fotir months' trlp through the Weat.... Allen Hood haa been taklng a ahort vacatlon nmorg old acqualnt ancea, and returned tn Boatnn thla week Mon day. ...Rev Francla Morrlson ia reported jnat allve. Jobu Oir ia alao verv low wlth pneu monla. . . .The ei'holnra attendlng achool out of town thla wlnter arn W. B Darllng at Mont pelier and Charlea K'enan at Newbury, Penchnm. R"v. Lewis Grout occupled the deak Dictmhnr 115, mornii'g and evenlng, and ppoke of ediicntlooal and mlalonarv work araong the four lnng-neslected racea In Amerlca the Africau, the Indlan, the Chlneae, Bnd that porilon of the untutored 'Anglo-Saxon rBce whlch haa lt horre in the mountalnnna reglnnaof Kntucky, Tenneapoand Wrst Vlri glnla. Hla evenlng dNcourse was addressed to the young people. of whom there are many In thegood parlsd nf Peacham.... Preparationa are belng made for Chrlfttnaa eve. . . Rev. S. S, Many ii la taklng a few weeka' vacation. . . I). Harviy Isatlll inacrltlcnl ptate of health. ,...The church ald poclety glve a gocUble at the town hall nxt Frlday nlght. All nre Invited..,. The Danville band gave a prome nadecnncert In the town hall, last Frlday nlght, to a good b niae. Stowe The three rellgloua pocletleg In tbe vlll.igK are golng to unlte year and hold thelr CliilrtnuiH peivlceaattheUiilty church. A commltteoof three from each poclety haa been Bpixiinted. and met at Mra. Dr. Ido's Monday evenlng of thla week to make arrangementa. . . The LhuioIIIo couuty Good TemplarB' unlon waa held here Wednepd.iy of laat week. Owlng to the bad travellng there waa a pmall delega tlon frnnf other townp, but In tho evenlng tbeio waa a f ull house to llaten to Rev. Mr, Johnson'a rouaing temperance addreaa, and it muat be that every one felt araply repald. . , . Several of tlie frienda of Mr. and Mra. Cliarlle Conant made tbem n gurprlee vlalt laBt week Tueaday evenlng ...The ladlea of the Congregatlonal poclety held thelr aewlng clrcle at Mrs. Porter'a, ednefday afternoon nf laat week.... Wlllle Bennett haa returned from Iloaton, and Is to bavo a dancing.acbool at tho town hall thla wlnter. The firat one was held Frlday nlght, ....Several o tbe young people of thls town went to Mortlpvllle laat Wednesday clgbt to wltneaa " Rebeici'a Trlumpb," nnd the neit evenlng a fow ent to Wnterbury to the Camilla Urao concert ...Rumor aaya that Bert Crane nnd Waltur Jackaon are golng West goon.,.. The dance nt Mra. Focs', laat Friday D'R'l'i called together nbout forty counlea, who hlled nway n greater part of tbe ulgut lu tbo terpalchurean art. North Kiiiidolph.-Dlx Camp atarts for Plerre, D.ikoia, tb 21th Tweuty.tlve cou- plea attended the danc nt Stanloya' hall lnat lueaday......K A George baa taken Ell Camp m Chelaea farm and moved ontolt..,. ater la very low ln tho gtreamg and gpiiaga. MnrRlilleld. TnimR wlll bo a prnmenndo concert at hotel hall next Saturday ovenlng. AnoiiiK Cor.K got run over by a teara drlven 11V A. tl llitvlfl lftflf Thur-rla .am ...1-1 pomo brulgos. Ciiiiktmas wlll be observed In tbla place thls year qnlto extenslvely. Servlcea nnd treen at the Unlverpallpt and Methodlat churchea next Monday evenlng, and ntCongregatlonal church next Tuoaday evonlng. Aont I.VDIA Pikr, wldowof Horaca Plkn, dled at the home of her son, Jnln G, Plke, tn Cabot, laat week, and funeral ger- vlnea nnrA IiaI at t V, a lf I... t 1- .v..-. ..u.u (,v.u n .ijd UinillUUini, UIIUIUU In tblg place Ingt Tlinraday, cnnducted by '". v. ii. rnrnpwnnn, apaiatea ny uev. J. D Billey. Shn wao for many yearg a rraldent nf thlrf town nnrl o m.mti, nf 1.a rl..JI. church for nenrly flfly yeara, havlrg j Ined lt v'.inj. in ioni ouu icaveB u large circie 01 relatlveg and frienda. TnK conventlon whlch had beon annonnced tocomooff December 11 14. under the dlrec tlon of Profeaaor E. C. Smlth of Nahua. N. H , waa a very nlce and well-condnctpd aiTalr The chorua, though not ao largo aa aome, waa good, ghowlng Rome excllent talent, amnrg whom we would notlca Mrs. Charlea Hamblln and Mra. Frank Wlllard ol Eaat Montpelier, Mr. II B. Whlttler of Cabot, Mr, Charles Dud ley, fnrmerly of East Montpelier nnd now a realdentof tbla town, Mra. Ella Mlnottof Mld dloex, Etta J Hunt of Worcepter, Mra. E. V. Spencer of Marshfield and otherg. Among thoae preaent who aaalatod were Mr. 8. 8. Smlth and wlfo and Mr. A. Fopb nf Plainfield, Mra. Farnawnrth and Mrs. B'aledell of Marsh field, and many of our lccal glngera In town and out. Under the dlrectton of Profeaaor Smlth waa brought out pomo gond mualc, and trood attontlon waa glven to all hla lntructlon. Thnpe of nur alngors ho ataved at bnme have mlased a gnod thlng one they could 111 alTnrd to lnae If they wlah to glve thelr church-eolng people good glnglng. The book Ling Deo waa full of gond mualc, and the dlrector brought It out to gnod advantage, abowlng that bla recommendatlon aaa firat claaa dlrector wag not glven t'i the wrnng man The oigan waa handled by II. II. Scrlbner nf Montpelier In a Ptyle worthv of a magter. The vlolln, In the handg nf Mlas Genrgle Smlth, wnn many friend" fnr her and proved that a ladv cm p'ay that dlfil -utt Invtrument wlth eao and grace. MIbs Smlth, thouith only slxteen yeara old, Bhowed great proflclency ln playlng, ag wg proved In the manner In wh'ch pbe handled anrne of Belinl's dlfllcult alra. The cornet p'nylng by Burt M Shepard sbowed n gnnd knuwledge of the Instrument And of reading mualc. Ira II. Edann played the clarlonet. uslngoneof Bertllng's beat inptrumentg. Tho concertg were not ao well attended ag they degerved, aome prejudlre reppectlng tho place In whlch tho conventlon waa beld phowlng Itaelf more than It phould In a clvlllzed and mualc-lnvlng communlty. The laat cdncert wbb a grand nlTalr, conplstlng of poloa, vncal and Inatriimental.dueta, quartetannd chnruspa The "mntlon aong," In wblch L, D. Nute waa promlnent, ellclted much applnuae; alao two aonga by 'ittle Mary Burnap. Thnrka Are due thecnmmlttee who nrrnnged the hall and paw tht everything fnr eaao and cnmfnrt waa In order. Alao to Profeaaor Smlth for cnming here and glvlng na auch a treat. nnd we knnw we expreaa tho wlah of all prepent thla year that he wlll favorusngaln next year. and tbe annnnl fpatlval of the Marshfield rausical aaso ciatlon become n fixed nffdr. Rnndolph Rphearaata Bre belng held nf n cantata, eniltlPd the " Blrth of Chrlt," whlch Is to be broueht out Chrlptmaa evenlng In the town hall. Prnfeaaor George W. Blanchard of Wl.llamatown haa charge of the mnalo, and n deal of talpnt haa bpen enllated In the rnll of aingera. Thelltile folka will aee SntA Clnua and recelve thelr glfta from bla banda....Dr F G. Wheatlev waa In town laat week on hla way to Norwich, where be N to aettle... .Nellle O Mead went to White Rlvor Junctlon Satur 'y to teach the prlmary pchool at that place. Sne wlll be greatly mlaed bv the young peo ple.... Tho advance ngent of a company of jubllee aingera was ln town Saturday, but falled to make an engagpment. Brookfield. The bc nd church, whlch haa been iindergolng repairs, wlll be rededlcated the 27th lnt....Flora Averill glves a publlc reading at Ubrary hall on Thurpday evenlng of thia week. commenclng at half-pat geven o'clock.... Mlaa M. J. Bennett has aold the un occnpled bullding. oppoalte.the church, to Mr. Hubbard, Bon-In-law of Lnther B'anchard.... Tho town meeting held on the 11th lnat. was adjnurned to January 2nd, the selectmen being loatructed to Investlgate and report In regarrt to tho compirativa fenalbillty and expenae of bnildlng a b-ldg, filllng un for a road acior the pond, or making n road around the north end of tliepind....Siturday wag the cnldat day of the aeaaon. F. S. Klmball of Northrleld froie both ears and hla nna, and hls man (PatterBon). both hla ears. white drlvlng stock from Brookfield to Northfield. Wpst Rnndolph.-Rev. A. S. Swift Is now atopplpghere II. W. Tewksbury'g lecture " Tbe Nlneteenth Century." waa well attended laat Frlday evenlng, althnugh It was a bad nlght. and all went home feellng that they had hecn hlghly entertalned and well paid for golng to hearhlm. Hla aubject wag ablv handled. hiB manner la attractlve, ard be holda hls audlence na lf ppell-bnnnd....WlllIam Wood haa Bold the C. B. Prntt placo, whlch he lately pur chaaed, to Mra. Samul Rlford nnd datighters, nnd hns bought tho hou-e And lot lately ocpti pledbvthe late Rev Mr Wbeeler. .. .Frank Mann la confined to the honpe wlth a cut foot, where bo wlll probably have to stay fnr aev eral dayg..,,Gertrude joneg haa returned to Plainfield academy, In Connecticut, where she ia teachlng. . . ,The lumbermen are praylng for anow, and thoae withteama on thelrhanda who bave wood and logs to haul off from the moun taln are gettlng anxloua. Vc8t Topsham. Thla vlllage barely es caped a severe coufUgratlon la-t Sunday. Dur lng the morning servlce at the church tbe alarm of fire waa glven, and the congregation, ruahlng out, found the tenement occupled by E V. Willey, over the store of Wllley & Fos-, on fire. Prompt meapureg were Immedlately taken and, happlly for the vlllage, the flre wag goon under control. The store la Bltuated In a central pait of the vlllage, and the bnlldlngs are bo contlguous to each other that, had the store hurned, all the bulldlnga on theaouthalde of Maln Btreet mut have now bon in aahes. The matter of bullding a reaervoir and provld Ing other prntpctlnn ngalnat flre baa been often ngltnted, and the danger tbreatened ns wlll, we hope, prove eiTectual in lonaenlng tbe purae strlngs of theae wbo have heretofore oppoaed any mnyement In that dlrection. Messra. Wllley & F ss wlah to express iheir heaitfelt thanka to all who aa'lsted ln saving thelr prop erty from drgtructlon. Ilrndford. The people of Weat Bradford are to lmve u Chrlatmaa tree at tbe church on Tueaday evenlng next.,.. Rev S L. Batea of Newbury prpached at the Congrgatlonal church, ex'hanglng wlth Rev. A. Clark, laat Sunday. . . Our new poBt-ofllce ia one of the beat ln the county, and perhaps In the atate. It la elegantly fitted up wlth one bundred and alxty cnll and one hundred nnd twcnty-alx lock boxea wlth Sargent & Greenleaf locka. It hIpo haa n money -order dcpartment, etc. .. .Rev. T P. Froat deliverrd hls celebrnted lecture, "The Inlant of tho Revolution," nt W at Fairlee last SiturdHy evenlng, Do'emher 15 preachlng there on the followlng Sunday, In excbange wlth Rev Joseph IUmllton..,. riie Hrm of Illxby & Hanaon ia dlaaolved by mutual con aent. Mr. HanBon bas engaged wlth Ilrowu, Durrel & Cn., amall-ware jobbeig, nf Ripton, whlle Mr. Blxbv haa recurt-d the aervlcea of Martha Lne ln llie dry gooda d-paitment, nnd wlll carry on tho buaiueaa. .. .Rev. A. B. Tmaxof Brattleboro, formerly iaator of the Methodlat church In thla place, lectured before the reform club aud aona of temperaiice at town hall on Frlday evenlng. Stilj ct, " Illble Wlnea.",...Mra. Charles II. Petera atarted for Chlcago on Monday, to joln her husliand..., Oa New Year'g eve, December 3lt, wlll occur tbe openlng of Stevena' block, Blaladell'g otcbeatrn of Concord furulahlng tbe mu-lc... Joseph Worthley, for many yejirs a citlnn of Corinth nnd for along time a member of tbe Methodlat church at West Bradford, waa burled At tho latter place on Situday..,.lv N. Ever ett and aon Wlllle of Bath, N. 11., were in town fora ahort vlalt the firat of the week...We aro nleaae d to gay that George S. B. Steveua ia reully at work, bavlng engaged himaelf for somedaya iaat sbellacleg thu inatdo ghntten fnr Willlam B Stevena' new blmk, ,. .George E. Gaftlrld, our genlal poatmaater, haa lieen oneulug bla Immenae atcck of hollday goda at hla new atoro, and on Frlday moved the poat nfllce toits newand moreconmiodtouaqiiArlerB 11a now haa tho largect ati ck of gnods ever ghown in town Tho Royal Aicanum, a mutual beneflilaiv brotlicrlu od, Is galutng In numberannd uacfulneaa, bolding lta legular meeting tho lUth, and n pperlal meeting for coDfenlug the degree on the 13th Inst. WIIIInmsfoTrn. It ia tho turkey, nnd not the gooae, that haa lald "tho golden egg" for our farmer thla year. Q iltn n number of them aro in luck In thla reepect thls geRson. Alrradv, we nre told, aome of onr farmerg arn Inconvenloncd by low wnter ln thelr aprlng, nnd the outlo'ik for the wlnter In that dlrection Is not the pleasantett. Rrv CnAitLKs Nioiiom wlll cnntlnne hls labnrs here probnb'y through anotber Snnday, If not longer. Hla iinpelflah work ought to cnmmend ltelf to tho hearty pupnort of all wbo lovo the cause to whlch ho la go devoted. "I itAVK been to Williamstown two or three tlms thla fall to trade. and I tblnk I can dnu well Ihero na nt Barre," Is the remark a border town man made to us thn other day, Hope hli example may be followed by othera. John GiiRRNRgetaa "call" to go to New York cl y to work, and hla fsmllv will return to thelr vlllage home In Northfield at onoe. Mr. Greene wlll be In theemplovof hla brother Darwln, well known to our cltlzeng, nnd who ia n manufacturer in New York. Tiir Cnngrpgaiinnallatwlll have thelr Chrlat maa featival At the town hall on Mondny even lng next. All sncletlea nre cnrdiallv Invited to unlte wlth them In thls feptival. There wlll be trees, and thn young ladles bavoln preparatlon a cantata aulted to the occaaton. Mits. Jodor H. A. Wiiitb of Washington wants to find a gnod and permanent home for a little glrl nf geven. nnd her brother, fiveyears of age. They are brlght, healthy chlldren of Amerlcan parentage. who have loat thelr moth er. The chlldren will be glven beyond recall to the rluht famlly, Letters may be Rddreased tn Mrs. White, aa above. We hope theae or phana may find just tbe home they need. AtAtir Adams. daughter of the late John Adama, laaick wlth lung fever. ...We bear the vague rumnr that Fred Martln g cnnalderlng a return tn Ihe hotel here. ... Mrg. Dr Cornellui Lynde nf Waterbury wns here over Sunday, af ter nn nbaenco of two yearg. It waa a pleuaure to aee her cheery face among ua nnce mnre. . . . Lately returned home are Wlll'a Gale, Mrg. Georee Beckett. Mra. Martin Slmnna and Mr. and Mra. Henry Po ile. . . Charles C. Bmeghas gone to New Orlema, Lnulpani, nn a canvag lng tour. ...Mrg. Dr. Mayowaa in town Mon day... .George Lynde and wlfe were In town Situiday....Fred Martln ia here for a few daya. Sharon. A tPmperance lecture wa glvon In Smiih'a hall last Frlday niaht by F. O Love land of Norwich. He ia a fine ppeaker and pcholar, and phould bave had n houae full to hear hlm Erneat Badgor Is qulte elck wltb pneumonla, and a great many nthersare plck wlth hard colda. .. .Charlea K. Howe hag gone to Bolton to work fnr awhlle There wero but fow out to the CorgrpgAtlonallst snctabto laat Friday nlght ...Thom wlll be a soclable at the town hall to-morrow (Thnraday ) evenlng, under the auaplces of the Uoiveraallat anclpty. A gnnd time la expected. ... Walter Aldrlch la moving ln wlth bla father, intendlng to make it bla hnme In the f uture. Grnnvlllc 0 C. Brlggaand G. W. Sargent have ulven up the jib of cuttlng loga. Briggs haa gone to work for hla father on Richester mountaln....H. A Bripga of Rochester aued A. C Ralph for pay for luuiber whlch hec'almcd Ralph had uaed around hls bulldlnga. Tbe trlal tO"k place December 4th at the hotel. The jury daclded in favor of Brigga. Ralph wonlu not gettle, and J II Senter made out A laody wrlt The end is not yet. . . . Anson Swan and Joe Ki'.lam were to have a law gult about a horae trade the l3-.h Inet. We hope the law yera will get ptld better than our mlnlater and rioctnr do. . .a Frank Wrlght has taken np hla fox trapa and g ne to St. Albans tngatachance to fire on an englne....Mrs. VloU Blllinga teaches pchool ln dUtrict No. 10, Mrg. Minnle L. Wlthlngton in No. 1 and Jamea Beckwith of Rochester In No. 6. CheNea. There wlll be a Cbilatmas tree at tbe Weat hlll cburch, but none at the vlllage. . . . . E. B Robblns aeemg to take the lead ao far In fat hng, one of hia welghlng over geven hun dred and tho other over five hundred pnunds.., Newton & Klbbee of Weat Randolph were ln town, laat week, buying cattle. Thla placa needa a good drover who will pay the farmerg A fair price for thelr cttle and aheep. ...J. B. Atwnod, of the firm of E R. Hyuo & Co., re turned from Bopton laat Frlday iilght, where he bought a fine a-aortment of hollday gor.da. ... Jaaun M. Carpenterand wlfe of St. Johnhury are apending Chriatmas wlth bla mother, Mra. 8 M. Ctrpenter. ...C. R Corwln ia buying pnul'ry for Chrlstmia Theae oftlcPrg of the flre diatrict bve been elected: Cieik, Curtis 8. Emerv; prudential commlttee, E 0. Tracv, C. R IHde. W. II. II Hall; ireaaurer, J. Arnold Keyes; collector, Charlea E Godfrey. Wolcott. Nellle. wlfe of J. T Jouea, whoeo death took place December 8. was the only chlld of Myra E. Curamlngs. Her father, Ed win A. Cummlngs of Eaat Montpelier, dled when Nellle was seven yeara of age. March 1, 1882, ahe was rnarrled to J. T. Jones, wbo now mourns tbe loes of a dear and lovlng wlfe. In ber laat alcknesa, whlle gufferlng much paln, ahe waa pleaaant and patlent tbrnugb it all. Her funeral took place at tbe Unlveraallat church, whlcb was filled to lta utmoatcapclty. Rev. I P. Bouth offlclated, asalated by Rev. Mr. Hayfnrd. Tbe church waa decorated wlth chulce plant", the casket was taatefully trim med wlth flowers, and around the plate, on whlch was loBciibed the worda " At reat," wag a beautlful wax wieitb. The glnglng waa swect and appropriate. The remains were hnrted ln the new cemeterv on tlie hlll.... M. G. and A, M. Wakefield wlah to return thelr thanka to the many frienda who gathered at thelr home on December 1 to celebiate the forty-aeven'h anniveraary of thelr marrlage. .... Lewis Strong haa had bla penalon of S18 a month ralaed to $24, and expecta ptlll more. . . . Mra. Albert Dlmick recelves 2,000 from her father'g life inaurance. Tunbridge. Anotber very lntereatlng edu cational meeting was held laat Frlday evenlng at the gchool-house In North Tunbridge. Tbe house was well filled, and many prac'lcal ideag for tbe Advancement of schoolg weie broi ght forth. Tbe princlpal dUcusslon wag upon " What ghall we read ?" It was gald that wo read too much and ihlnk too little; that we should read only the beat. Sult the reading of tbe chlld to lta wants. Glve lt plenty of good literature to read and it will not find time to read trash, Many read much ard then fnrget what they have read. Tlie Police GaxUle, dlme novela, and aensatlonal j urnala Hnould be kept from the chlldren. They bad better be RiippreaBedand kept out of the malls. Otber inteieating loplca were dlscus-ed, and the thotights brought fsrward prove that aome of our people at least have glven much thmight to educatlunal subjecta of laie. ...Dr. E J Fish attended the uiinual meeting of tho White Rlver medlcal soclety at Bethel, last Wednes day, nnd read a carefully prepared aper upon tbe aubject of ' Phyalulogy and bygitne as cnmroon achool BtudIea."....Tho otllcera of 1'oat Whltney for the enaulng year are: II. R, Havward, commander; J. Durkee, aenlor vice coramauder; A. 1 O-borne. junlor vlce-com-roaidr; E. W. Rolfr, adjiuunt; J, L Farn ham, quartermapter; Wllllum Lnce, aurgeon; E Tulier, clinplnln; George Duikee, olhVer of tho d y; George Preaton, i fllcer of the guard; J, W lirlght, aergeant-maj'ir.. ., ,A number of our people bavo had thelr lives Insured durlng the paat two weeka. ...One notorloua charao ter Iihb been qulte drunk uion medlclne (?).... TheBCluMillndlatrlciNo. 19 laaald to t e ' O K." now, and lt ls hoped that ihe chlldren m III neter nsnlu bave even the chance to Icbb thelr "BChooling," and that the tax-payera wlll ceaHe to quarrel Willlam Yoik waa not to be fouud when tho i fllcer went for hlm tho flrat of last wetk, nnd it la aald that h bas left the atate, . . .It Ia reported tbat Carey Foater dled at South Royalton of liifliiumation of tlie bowols laat Sundiy. Mr. Foater went from tbla place to South Royalton nnd opened a meat market but a ftw weeka ago, and bad already aicured a good trade. Iln leaves a wlfe and two young chlldren II, Chapman, Eaq., went to Mont pelier Friday Hla brother returned wltb hlm Saturday.,.. Gay Brothers bave secured aaup ply of ater for thelr houaoa by dlgglng aome wells and brlaglng lt some dlstance. Davld Grant has dug two wells, the laat glvlng hlm a gupply of water. ,. 0 P. Ciilev'g houae rame near burnlug lnat Tburaday. The tlre orlgln ated from tbe burnlngof the poot In the plpe. ....Tbe rougb roada make even the black Bmttbs scold, there is an much shoelog of horaes. Monkok, Mich , Siplember 25, 18TS Sirt: 1 have been taklng llop Bltteia for ii fliumiA tlon of kidneya and bladder. Thf y have dune fnr me what four doctors falled to uo, Ihe ef fect of Hop Ulltera aeemed llke maglo lo me. W. L. Cahtkic JffkkhsiON Davib' book haa proved a finan clal fallure, A MAN Miffeiliig from deblllty nnd luaa of appetlte took two bottlea of llood's Saraapa tllla, galned teu pounds und got well.