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BY W. W. PRESCOTT.
MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26, 1883. VOL. 79.402S. NO. 11. jffitcJttwm & goimml. WEDNESDAY, DKUEMHER 20, 1883. Cliniir i Tlme. Tlie dato to whlch lt Ia nocossary for our sub acrlbers to pay In ordor to get Oood Chcer ono yeat tree Ib set forward one month at tho bcglnnlng of ench month. For tbe preeent all aubscrlbera, old or new, who will pay for Thb Watchman to December 1, 1884, wlll recelvo Good Cheer ono yoar fiiek. Send soventeen cents for tbe odd montha. Thoee who do not wlsh to take up wlth thia offer aie requeated to eettle tholr dues as soon iis posalble, as we ate ln Immedlato neod of the money. Tho Watcliman for 1884. The oomlng year wlll be crowdod wlth stlr rlog polltlcAl ovents. In tho fleld ot natlonal polltlca the presldentlal canvass wlll be tho all absorblng subjoct ot people'B thoughts. The Bigna betoken one ot tho moat determlned po Jltlcal oonteats In the hlatory ot the country. Partloa aie noarly ovenly balanced. The do inoeracy wlll xenew tholr repeatod strugglea to wieat trora thelr opponents the power they have wlelded for neaily a qnatter of a contury. The republlcan patty wlll etrenuously malntaln tbe lease of the power it haa used wlth auch slgnal bonofit to thewhole country and to man klnd. The relatlon of Vermont to thls lmpend lng criala In the hlatory of the republlcan party and Ihe affaira ot the country wlll bo of a closo and responsible character. In any event, her aoll wlll be the early battle-gronnd of the grcat oontcet. Among all the emlnent namos on the party rolls thero lt none so flt for the oftlco of presldent as her distingulahcd Bcnator, and none to whlch la bo onlversaUy concedod the poet of leadership. The natlonal contost bas ln fact opened wlth the asaembling of congress. To the event of paramount intereat and lm jortance, the presldentlal electlon, la added the faot that Vermont herself wlll ln the electlon of iiext year choose auccessora to all her state ofll cers, from representativea ot towna and conn tlea In the legislature to governor, and repro nentatlvea ln the liouso and senate of tho con greaa of the United Statea. Tho crownlng aftalr of local Importance ln thls perlod wlll bo the blennlal logialatlvo seaston. Mattera relat Ing to the protectlon and adrancement of tax reformatlon, to the hlghwaya, to educatlon, und to the genoral affaira of the state, wlll come np for conslderatlon, upon whlch lt la tho duty, if not the pleanure, of eyery cltlzen to read and be lnformed. Uere Is a perlod, ox tendlng from the prosent to January 1, 1885, whlch wlll be thlckly crowded wlth eventa of the hlghest Intereat and ot vltal Importance to the state and the natlon. Xo thinking cittzen will viiih to be Kithout a good state newtpaper during thia perlod. Thk Vehmont Watch man haa been greatly enlarged, put in proper form, and new facllltlea procured for Ita buo ceesf ul publication, wlth the epectalend In vlew of providlng for the poople of Vermont jnat euch a paper aa they would wlsh to have at all tiraes, and partlcularly for the Btirring tlmea ln Ihe near future. Ita record in the past ia tho beat gnaranty it can glye for tho future, aa to ita rourse politlcally and upon those non-polltlcal mattera whlch, llke agrlculture, educatlon, tax. atlon, tomperance, and atate affaira generally, liave to do wlth morala and good progreaslve government rather than wlth partisan polltlca Except aa tlme and lucreasing ezperlence Bhall nable Ita conductora to treat these subjecta tnore Intelligently and more auccessfully, no pledge for tho future that ia not supplled by tho past can be given. The pro-eminence of Thk Watchman as i good agricullural paper for thearmers of Ver rnont haa been long concedod. Tho veteran nditor of thia department will malntaln hia con- nectlon with the paper, and enlarged tpace will be given him for the dlacusalon of farm sub- jocta, a change whlch cannot tall to receive the hoarty approbatlon of the farming communlty. Kapecially wlll The Watchman be a newspaper, The gathering, edltlng in an attractlvo and readable form, and publiahlog ot loeal neios haa become n diatinguishtng feature in Ita preaent tnanagement. The extenslon and Improve- rnent ot thia esaentlal f unction of a Btate paper wlll be ateadlly and aystematically auatalned General ncics, domestlc and forelgn wlll be raoat carefully Biimmarized and edltod from week to wcek. The cholce miscella- 1100118, fainily, moral and rellgioua aelectlona, whlch have alwaya been a popular aud a dla- tingulahing foaturo in the make-up ot tbe pa por, wlll not be auff ored to deteriorate in quallty or in quantity. For $2.00 in advance Thk Watchman wlll be Bont to new aubscrlbera until January 1, 1885, and Good Cheer one year. Good Cheer Ia a new monthly paper of eixteen pagea, of vory Intereatlng lltorary mattor. A aamplo copy will be aent on applicatlon. Those who may rocelvo aample copioa of Thk Watchman are Invited to glvo lt n thorough examination und to send in thelr aubacrlptiona, lt they find it worthy of thelr patronage. Our increaslng mbscrlptlon liat ehowa that the paper ia galn ing In the eatlmatton ot the publlc. For $5.25, pald ln advance, we wlll send eithor the Atlantlc Monthly, Ilarper's itaga zlne, IVeekly, or Bazar, and Tnn Watchman nnd Good Cheer one yoar. For S5 50, pald ln advance, we will send the ?MfitM Xfnrmytno ttnrmnro KfrlhnfY'' Tn tr Watchman and OootJ Cheer for one year. IiOcal Ik'iu.s. Dia'Ga at llascom'nl I'atknt raedlclnea at llaacom'all Thh fineat clgara at Ilascom'Hlll F.ucoant handkorchief extracts at Has comVIH ll:o trade In " Dlamond Dyea" at oom'Blllll Ciwcplatino llbrary at II. E. Slayton'B. Ohhin Ualkv la eelling good Greening applea Jo $3 25, $3 50 and S5 per bnrrel. AVOOI) 110UHHT AND SOLI), TllOSO wllO wlsh to buy or nell wood of any lilnd are Invited to call at It. II. AngeU's otnce, South Main Btrcet, opposite Ilenry Lowe & Son'a atore, or lnqulro ot J. V. Morrow, OAiitilAnn-MAKKiis nnd buyera of carrtagCH and wagona ot any klud are advlBed to rrad the new advertiaeiuent ot tho Cooloy Manu facturlng Company lu anothor coliimn. Ita nand-box la a aure lock-out to mud and sand, la ncat, tatty, and aure not to looBtm or raltle. Ita morita havobeentoated onrunnlugcarriagea for two Beaaona. Fou Salk. One thousand Macomber'a im proved hand corn and bean plautera. Agenta wanted for all unoccupled toriitory. For iwr- ticulars apply to 0. 0. Phelps, ngcnt for the Btato ot Vermont, Milton, Vt. F, H. Pockku haa the agency for thls vlcln,- ity for tho celebrated Installment bonda iBaued by the Natlonal I.lfe Inaurance Company. He haBatno beon appolnted agont for the Accl dent Insuranco Company of North Amerlca TiiK'Cooley Manufacturlng Company, Water bury, Vt,, are inaklng an Iron nled-shoo wlth a chllled outaldo and Boft center to admlt of dillllng, Thia articlo la a now lnvcntlon, and ls havlng a great salc. The onter edgea belng hard as tempercd ateel, nnd tho center Boft, tho longer the runner Ia naed, tho less the tendency to bIuo a great merlt, as all ntors ot Bleda well know. In Bendlng, glve slzoa and send dratt of curvo. Currcut Montion. . Kkv. Howabd F. IIiia oxpecta to hold ro- ligloua Bervlcea at Wrlght'a Mllls on Sunday next, at half-past two o'clock r. m. The Vermont State Splrltuallat Assoctatlon wlll hold thelr qnarterly convontlon ln town hall, Rutland, January 25th, 20th and 27th. Genkhal STEniKN Thoiias 1b to speak at the lnttallatlon of ofllcora of Stowe Post, No. 20, G. A. R., at North Calais, Saturday even- ing, January 5. All are Invited. The eona of Vermont realdlng in Chlcago are to have thelr annual banquet on the 17th of January. Mr. E. G. Kelth haa been elected prealdent ot tho asaoclatlon for the ensulng year. Ludlow Thibune: "The Green Jlountatn Freeman advertlsea for 1 a boy to learn the prlnter'B trade one accuatoraed to the care of cattle.' Evldently the asalatant editors of that aheet are a hard lot to manage." Thk annual meeting of Mad Rlver Valley agricnltural society wlll be held ln the hotel hall In Waitsfield, Thursday, January 3, 1884, at one o'clock, r, m,, forthe electlon of ofllcers, and the transactlon of other buslnees. CLUTKn: " Thore la to be a law that a man who borrows a newBpaper because he ia too stlngy to buy one shall bo gutlty of a mlsde. meanor, and be conllned ln the county jail tlll he planka down one year's BUbscrlption." Thk Norwood lumber property haa been turned over to Hecelver Rich of the St. Albana Truat Company for the beneilt of depoaitors. Ile haa mortgaged it for 327,000 to pay olT that amount of preferrod credltora who refuaed to walt for thelr money. Thk Brattleboro Rtformer, whlch we have come to regard aa ono of our best exchangea, issued a ChriBtmaa number last week, the product of homo talent, whlch waa hlgbly credltable. Tho 1'hcenix ls plainly bccomlng very joalous of the Reformer's auccesa. Hkfokmeh: " The veraatlle Colonel Ilooker ia not ono of tho men who, when they get down upon thelr backa, Ue there to cry about it. He comes up smlllng already, to obaerve, In eifect, that hls canvaBS for tho place of senate sergeant-at-arma dtd ' not turn out aa he expected, and he never expectcd lt would.' " Some papera ln thls atate aeml-occaalonally glvo notlce that they wlll not appear the fol lowlug week, in order to glve the editor f chance to celebrate the fourth of July, have a vacatlon, or " enjoy the hollday seaBon." A paper whlch wlll do thlB Ia usnally one whlch would not bo mlased partlcularly if It dtd not appear at all. It ia reportedthat nn nccommodatlng Orange county glrl recently eacaloped boiuo oystera. Slie had never dono any euch work, but on be lng appllod to for that purpoae sald ahe would tty, and theroupon she took each aeparate oyB' ter and cut aome scallopa around Ita entiro clr cumference, nnd on accompliahlng her taak (three pinta) decUred thero waa too rauch work in It, and ahe would not do It agatn I The Presa company of Phlladelphla la the publlaher of the Weekly I'ress, a polltlcal jour- nal that Ia earneatly republlcan and falthfully repreaenta the vlgoroua, lutelllgont, progresslve republlcan aentiment of the country. It is made up of the cream of the daily editiona, and a great deal of extra matter for ita ngrlcultural and home departmenta ia eapccially prepared for tho requlrementa of Its subecrlberB. Send for aample copy. Tm: seventoenth annual encampment of the department ot Vermont, Grand Army of the Republlc, wlll couvene at Bennington, Wednes day, January 30, 1881, at three o'clock i m. and contlnue until Thursday, January 31, at nino o'clock a. m. A camp-flre for membera of tho encampment and invited gueats witl be held Wodnesday evenlng, commenciDg at half- past slx, when addresaea aro expected from prominont comrades of thia and other depart- mtntB. Onb of the mogula, wlth a car attached, haa been over the entiro llne of tho Central Ver mont road from St. Johna to Windsor, aud lnto evory place on the road where it ia necesaary to run an engine. Tho purposo of the trlp was to inako auro that thero was no pieco of track on tho road whero the mogula could not go ou uccount of thelr tlze. The new englnea are very large, and lt becomea neceasary to trlm olf the cabs aoraewhat to prevent lnterference wlth bulldlngs, platforraa, etc, In certaln lo- calltlea. On the 21st, at Richford, Rev. Georgo II Balley, doacon, waa ordalned to the prleathood by Blahop Bissell, aaalated by Rev. Dr. A. II Balloy of Sheldon, Rev. MeasrB. Rogera of St, Albans, Hlll of Montpelier, Atwell of Newport Davldson ot Frellghaburg, Smlth of Sutton and LummiH oi uien sutton, rne aermon was preached by Rev. Iloward F. 11111 on " God' meaaage," wlth an addreaa to the candldate. The church la a new and nrat structure, not yet consecrated, aa a amall debt yet retraln upon lt. A cikcui.ak from the poatmaater-general ln structs postmaatera to exchange three and b!x- cent Btampa and stamped envelopea for othera ot different demomlnationa. PoBtage atampa wlll be exchanged at thelr tace valuoj gtampod onvelopos at full current ratea, aa sliown In achedule ot January 1, 1883. Stamped onvel opes boarlng prlnted carda or apeclal rcqueeta, aa well aa ordinary Btampod envelopea, are to be exchanged; also stamped envelopea, that boar prlnted addreases. Stampa that are can celod, mutllated, defaced, or from whlch the gum haa been removed, or that aro bo damaged in any way aa to bear tho appearance ot havlng been used, or stamped envelopea that are not iu a perfect condltlon, canuot be exchanged. Oon Weet Topsham correspondent wiites " Laat Saturday Davld Keyes, an old realdent of thia place, was tound dead in tbe road abont one and one-halt mllea from hore. The clrcum stancea of hla death, aa nearly aa can bo aacer tatned, are aafollowa: Helelt homo about two o'clock i, u,, to go to Aaron Sanborn'g aftera drtughtcr who waB nt work thore, and, judglng from appearancos, hls horso becamo nnman agoablo and tbrew bira out of the slelgh, lcavlng him about halt a mllo from whero ho was found. As hla buffalo robe and slelgh-Beat woro found there, and ho was soon on foot withln one huudred roda of where ho waa found, tho BUpposltion 1b hodropped dead from heart dlseaso. Dr. Wataon wag immedlately Bummoned, who deemed a jury of Inqueat un- neceasary. 1 1 la body was carried to the houae f Mr. Marah, near by, until hla tamlly could be notlfled of the ead aiTair." It appeara from some flgurea gtven ln a rc- cent epeech by M. Banderall, the chlef en glnoer to the Northern ot France rallway company, that, In polnt ot epood at any rato, KngllBh rallways still stand first. The actual peed attalned there sometlmes reachea slxty- fiveand ono-half mlles an hour, white in France, Uermany, and Amerlca It never exceeda Blxty- two and one-halt. The averago " mean speed," ((. e., the Bpeed measnred by the tlme takeu between tormlnal atatlons) ls forty-elght and one-halt mlloa an honr with Engllah exprees tralna and forty-flve wlth Frcnch. M. Bander all potnta out that the Engllsh rallwaya have one advantage to statt with, for lt is not obll- gatory, aa lt la in moat forelgn countrios, to slacken at croaalngi. In the mattor of fares, England and Franco enjoy the dlatlnctlon'ot charglng thlrd-clasa paaBengers more than any other country except Turkey. An outrageous affalr occurred in Derby, whereby a poor, Bickly, half-wltted orphan named Foes waa most Inhnmanely troated Five boya Thomaa Hlnes, Ilonry Belondeau, two Blancbard boya and one other aeveral of them men grown, took tho poor boy, plunged him lnto a trough of cold water, and atter he waa thoroughly chllled he was taken to a well, lowored to the water by a rope, and thence to a barn where tho ropo was thrown over a beam and Btraightcned until he was threatened with Btrangulatlon, white he was made to belleve that he waa to be hung until dead. As 11 theae crueltlea wero not enough, he waa taken to the house and one-halt hla head waa shaved. Com plaint was entered to the Btate's attorney and tho boya were arreated and taken before Jus- tlce Sargent, and atter a three daya' trial tbe rascalB were llned SO each nnd coata. There la a atrong foellng ln thia town that the outruge demanda a much more severo punlahment, nnd thero Ia much indignatlon at the resnlt. An adjourned hearing on a potltion of the Central Vermont and tho Coneolidated railroad company, that the Central Vermont railroad company bo dUcharged aa rocelvera and mana gera, etc, etc, waa held at St. Albana last week before Judge Royce. Among the gentle men preaent were Governor Smlth, L. P. I'oland, Danlel Roberts, J. L. EdwardB, Colonel Walker, E. C. Smlth, G. C. Noble, II. A. lluse. B. F. Fifield, Mr. Young, C. II. l'itkin, W. L. Burnap, Judge Barrett, H.- C. Adama, Mr. Bell of the Grand Trunk, and othera. Mr. Flfleld, on behalf of the Central Vermont road, aaked for an order by the court in conflrmation of the mortgage issued by the new Conaolidated rail road company ot Vermont to tho amount of 87,000,000. Tho only objection offered to thia was by W. L. Burnap, in bohalf of R. . Ilazard, who contested the valldlty of the mortgage. Other partlea preaent held that aa n malorlty of the atockholdera ln the Vermont & Canada and Vermont Central roada had naaented to the reorganizatlon scheme, there could be no objection to Biich an order from the court aa waa naked for. Declsion reserved. That part ot the case relatlng to the dlsinissal of the auita and dlscharge of rcceivership was by agreement postponed to January 17th. Riddanck of undesirablo fat bas been achleved of late by a number of actresses; nnd they are nald to have done it by dletlng, and not by tho uae of druga, as many auppose. The dircctlona are almplo euoiigb, nnd vet rather hard to follow. They are substantially the earae aa recommended by Bantlnc. the Engllshman who reduced hla netght from two hundred and four to one huudred and slxty seven pounda In tlx montha, nnd then pub Uahed hla experlence for the guldanco of oth era alllicted by corpulence. The aystem conslata in abstineuce from food that containa starch or 8Ugar. Thia excludea bread, buttor, mllk, potatoea, beer, and all tho preparatlona iuto whlch augar entera. Unfortunately for thia purpoae, women almost invariably have eweet teethj but they cannot part wlth thelr excesa of flesh wlthout givlng up augar. They must consent to llvo chlefly on meat that lon't fat, and vegetables, exceptlng potatoea. The quan tity of food eaten may be aa great aa the ap petlte calla for, bo long aa atarchy and saccha rine matter Ia eschowed. Thls doca not leave a womau ao badly off aa ahe mlght at a glance imaglne, II she can only make up her mlnd to llve wlthout candy and paatry, Sho may drink aour wiuea, or Bberry, but no port, champagne, or beer. Dlstllled llquora aro not objection abte in amall quantttlea. Wilmam B. Catlin, a farmer thirty-one yeara old, of Goshen, twenty-llvo mlles from Rutland, died Saturday morning under clrcum stancea strongly Indlcatlve of polsonlng. The family conBlstod of Mr. Catlin, hia wlfo and a farm hand named Melvln Ayer, twenty-four yeara ot ago and unmarrled. It Ia eald that on November 30 Mrs. Catlin bought at a drug store ln Brandon an ounce of arseuic for the al- leged purpOBO of kllllng lice on a young colt, aa the druggiat'B record shows. It la now aacer talned that the family had no colt. The day followlng the purchano of the polaon Mr. Catlin was taken vlolently Bick and some ot tho ar senlo in solutlon waa admlnlstered to him by Mrs. Catliu, who clalma ahe mlatook lt forroda water. Eraotlca were given and Mr. Catlin re covered sufllclently to reaume hla labors. All went Binoothly until December 7th, when he waa agatn taken glck. He waa Immedlately taken to the houae, slnce whlch tlme he haa generally fallod. Ho waa treatod for typhold fever, the fact that he had boon polsoned belng suppressed until too lato to overcomo the eftects of the polson. The funeral haa been IndeO nltely postponed for the purpoae of a thorough invostigatlon nnd probablo autopsy ot the re roalna. Mr. Catlin was an induatrlona yuung farmer, held In hlgh eateem In the communlty. Hehad been a town llster. Slnce hls death thoro havo bcon rutnors of nn unduo intlmacy between Mra. Catlin and Ayer. Thk newapaper controveray over tho trno Inwardneas ot Judge Wheelor's appolntment to be United Statea dlstrlct judge la revived by the Rutland Ilerald aa followa s "Tho Mont pelier Argui haB, we belleve, done E. J, Phelps. Esq,, Injustlce in ita aomewhat sensatlonal ar tlclo describlng him na the actlve, Implacablo enemy ot Judge I'oland that Bucceedod by ex traordlnary elTort In perauadlng Prealdent Ilayea, through Mr. Kvarta, to appolnt Judgo Wheeler United Statea dlatrict Judge. Mr. Pbelpa nerer diygulsed hta good ojilnion ot Judge Wheeler, both before and atter hls ap- polntment, but nt the tlme the appolntment waa made, as between Judgo I'oland and any olher man, who In hla vlew stood any chance to got the appolntment, Mr. Phelps was for Judge I'oland, and ho and Stoughton got the trlat ot the Kmma nilno caao adjourned for a day or two, and Stoughton went on to Wash ington, wlth Phelpa' approval nnd concurrence, to help Poland. 01 courao thia snpport ot I'o land meant no hoBtlllty to Wheeler or objection to hla appolntment, for at that tlme lt waa not nuppo8od thero waa any proBpect for Wheeler's appolntment, as he waa not known to bo a can dldato. We say thls much ilnally about a mat ter that was deemed of enough consequence to bo not only the subject of a long Ieadlng edlto rlal In tho Argut, but tho themo ot a column oi apeclal dl8patchea to the Boston Ilerald from the sarne sourco. It Mr, Phelps bears Judgo Poland any perBonal grudge, certalnly he dld not ntoop to any unprof esslonal impeachment of Judge Poland't emlnent fltnoss for the judl clal poaltlon ln question, but preferred him to any ot the candldates then known to be ln tho fleld j and lt Ia but jnat to him to say that the haa been mlalnformed In regard to the atutude of Mr. Phelps." Amono the membera of Washington county bar is one who is called by hls irreverent brethron, "Old Neceaaity," becauae, It ls averred, he"knows no law." Thia, it ls be ll0T6d,la ."twltting on facts,"Und to shonld not.be a legitlmate subject for levlty. Uow ever thia may be, ho evldently "knowa no law of truth or honor or common decency, Stlll he haa "canghton" wlth n grlp charac teitjtlc of total depravlty to the pettlfogger's maxlm, " Whon you have no case, abuae tho other alde," and thia attalnment seems to cover hla profeaslonal atock ln trade. The terror ot l.h cllents, and, as a natural coniuence, a "brlellesa barriater," he has dabbled In newa, and ln the rolo of correspondent haa lately been the Bcourge of Wnterbury. In the Intor est of that communlty, whlch haa aufferod runch, soclally and financlally, by reaaon of hla caaarda, The Watchman has endeavored to put thlngs ln thelr true llght. For thia "lcading phyalclan," the reputed author of tha dlphtheria " boom," wrathfully atops hls P' er, whllo tho correspondent undertakes to .buso thls journal and to lnllict some tlatulont paraonalltles upon a member of Its staff. He to have a Pharlaalc tendency to Scrlp- nd 80, by way ot answer to hls imbecilo we commend to him the language ot 'ls frionda, " But ye are forgera ot llea M pbyaiclana of no value." No one wlth t-reapect can have a peraonal contro- 1th this man. Hls case appeals more j charlty than to one's resentment. Bnt haa BUtfered long and bas been kind to itecent events nave caiiod np an ex- tive revlew of hia record, and aelf-dcfence, ls further provocatlon, may compel a aa to what klnd of a man thia llbeler ia, 'illan ilessenger, ot whlch Rev. J f Barre la editor. had an attack Watchman ln ita last lssue. a stated ln our report of Chaplaln iire at Barre that " the advertlse- tlca'ar siiclety oc eneh an occa- slon waa severely crltlciaed by the beat of poo ple. We had thought to paaa over the whole matter with the mild critlclamof laat week, but havlng been severely arraigned and our mo- tivea mlarepresented, wo deem it beat to Btato the facta more particnlarly, and leave the ver- dlct wlth the people. We have taken palns to Intervlew membera of tho Barre Lecture Asso- clatlon personally, ao that we write underatand- ingly. When tho lecture coramlttee mado out thelr programmo last fall they were lnformed by one ot thelr number, who la a respected member of the Methodist Boclety, that they could depend on Chaplaln McCabo, and he was accordlngly nnnounced among thelr speakerg; but lt turnod out later that he had been en gaged by tho Methodiata for 550, nnd that the proceeda were to bo for the benefit of that eo clety. In the meantime Genoral N. P. Banks had been secured by the lecture aaaoclatiou for the game date. It waa mutually agreed that n compromiae should bo effected, and the assoclatlon oflered to fix another day for Gen oral Banka and pay S75 for the chaplaln, thua allowiDg the Methodist society to make the S25. Thia off er waa accepted with evident aatisfac tion, and the lecture waa duly announced aa under tho auaplcea ot the lecture assoclatlon. Now we aubmlt that no lecturer, who ia thua hlred, haa any right to advertlse anything, howover good It may be or for whatever cause. Tho fact that the editor of tho ilessenger has atudlously kept aloof from tho lecturea alnco he waa not pormitted to manage the wholo affalr, but waa " at tho front " ou thia occaalon, waa uot a balm to the teellnga of some ot tho audience. As to " the animus of Thk Watch man toward the lntereata of Methodlam," thia paper haa abaolutely no untrlendly antmus to ward Methodlsm, whatever may be ita foellng toward aomeof lta mcddlesomorepresentatlvea. Wo havo no reason and no deslre ln any way to aay anything to the injury ot that denomln atlon, and shall endoavor to retraln from any further controveray wlth thls belllgerent odltor. It ia but fair to say that the critlclam com plalned of did not noc emenate from our regular correspondent. Forsoual. Thk wlte and daughter ot Senator Edmunda have sallcd for Naeaau. Colonel Geouob A. Meruill ot Rutland ia plannlng a trip to Florida. CoNauKssMAN Stewaht la spendlng the holl daya at hla homo In Middlebury, Gknkual Whxiam W. Henhv of Burling ton has been reappolnted Unltod Statea marahal. Edwaiid S. Dana of New Uaven, who haa been very alck for several weeks, Ia Improvlng alowly. C. II. WooDAiti), the woll known hotel pro prletor nt South Royalton, and Mlsa Kato, daughter of Hon. Dudloy C. Denlaon, were marrled laat week. D. MacKknzib, who left St. Albana and the Contral Vermont road for a posltlon on tho Mexlcan Central, has been appolnted superln tendent ot the northern dlvlslon of that road. Mu. A, II. Tuttle, manager ot the Rutland Ilerald, returned from the South on Frlday morning, where he went wlth hls wlte and son George, some two weeks beforo, on account ot the poor health of the latter. Mrs. Tuttle and George remalned South, and wlll apend tho wlnter thero. Gknuhal William Y. W. Rii-lkv of Rutland has written a hlatory of company F, aharp Bhooters, one of threo ot theao companlea sont out by Vermont ln the late war. General Rlp ley was lieutenaat-colonel and flghtlng com mamler ot the flrst reglment ot Bharpshooters uunuK uio iiio. jft-ar oi iub war. Bns JB Montpollor. r.iOHEHSOH Staiui. tho oxnoser of anlrltual- lam, at Capltal hall the week of January 0, Thk thermometer stood at twentv-slx deirreea below zero ln Bomo parta of thia vlllage Sunday morning. Thk baltilTa havo nosted notlccs forblddlne constlng on the publlc streota withln the llmlta ot thia vlllage. The annual church and aovenant mentlnir nt the Baptlst chuich witl be held on Thursday, January 3d, 1884. Thk ladlea' mlaalonarv aocletv wlll meet In the ve8try of the Baptlat church Tuesday eve nlng, January lat. The afternoon mall tralna have been verv late alnco Thursday, owlog to tho severe snow storms ln MassachnaettB. B. P. Youno has leased the stable In the rear ot the Unlon houae of Meaara. Irlah & Spar- row, and wlll contlnue the Uvery buslneaa at that place. We are lnformed bv Mr. Poole that the llthograph of Montpelier, whlch Ia rapldly ap proachlng completlon, Ib one ot the finest pro ductions of hls flrm. The mldnleht mass at the church of St. Auguatine was well attended. a considerable portlon of tho audlenco belng vlsltora. The muaic waa wen renaeroa. Miss Mtua KiNasBuur. mlnlater ot the UnlversaliBt church ln Williston, ia to preach ln tho Church ot the Mesaiah next Sunday on exchange wlth Mr. Wrlght. Jobn W. Peck ia to carrv on the nlumblni? bualneas for hlmaelf, making hla headquarters in the buildlng ln the rear of the poat-ofllce oiocE, now unaergoing repaira. Fridat laat came the flrst snow of anv ac count thia aeaaon. Some three or four Inchea tell. About two Inches fell Monday nlght, so mav now we nave gooa Bieigning. Tiikiik waa a select dance at the AmnrlcAn houae Frlday evenlng. Twenty couples were preaent, unu ine muaic was mrnisned by xem pleton'B orcheatra of four plecea. The Flrst Natlonal bank on Mondav declared a dlvldend ot llve per cent ot the current earn- ings, payaDie january l, 1884. Also a dlvldend of twenty per cent of Burplua, payablo March TnK semlnarv Btndenta were bIvmi anvnu from Frlday until to-day, In order that they mlght spend Chrlatmaa at thelr bomea, and a considerable nnmber avalled themselvea of the privuege auordea. James Wheeler of Northfield waa arreated on Satnrday for lntoxlcatlon. On Monday he waa taken before JuBtlce 0. D. Clark, plead gullty, dlaclosed on D. C. Sloan, and was re- leaaea upon paying ino uauai nno and costs. TnK many friends of Mr. and Mrs. George i: Ariuur in idm piaco are grievea to learn ot the death of thelr only child, which occurred at thelr home in Bradford on Wednesdav laat. and extond hoartfelt sympathy to them ln thelr Dereavemeni. Thk ballllTa organized laat week. Joel Foa ter wlll have the care of the streets nnd nlda walka, A. J. Slbley the care of Capltal hall, S. M. Walton has charge of the flre department, oionoa oiarvin ue care oi tne ponco, ana A. kj. bummma me care oi tno sireec lampa. The Boclables at Bethany church and the Baptlat church, whlch occurred last evenlncr, were well attended. At tho flrst toa waa aerved for the chlldren at llve o'clock, and tbe early part of the evenlng waa devoted to tholr en tertalnment. The Baptlat Sunday-BChool had a vjnrisimaa iree. Thk Chrlatmaa feativalat theMethodlst church Monday nlgnt waa largely attended. Mr. T. J, Keegan ofllclated aa "SanU Claua," to the great amusement of the chlldren. Recltatlons and elnglng, largely by the aemlnary students, and the distribution of presenta from the tree auoraea eniertainment lor all preaent. Poxt Ppoo O. A " . Is to hold a icamn. flre at Trinity veatry on Frlday evenlng, when they wlll glve a soldlera' aupper. Beana, hard tack nnd coffeo wlll be1 aerved in tin diahea. Addreases wlll bo made by aome of the clergy meu and General Thomaa. Alao vocal and in Btrumental muaic, and other attractlona. Some two or three weeka alnce a slater of Mra. W. E. Vall, whollvesln Worcester, Maaa., took gaa ln order to have a dontal operatlon pertormed. The effecta wereao Injurioua aa to cause her several daya of aevere euffering, and resulted finally in her death on Monday. Mra. Vall was wlth herduring her last slcknoss. Si'AULDiNo's Bell Kinohhs at Capltal hall, Saturday eveulng, December 29. The Spauld lnga aro accomplished performera In thelr apecialtles, and they have wlth them thia 8ea Bon the Bioodgooda, vocaliata and speciallsta, who, with a harplat and an elocutlonlst, givo un entertninment that la novel nnd pleaslng. Thk balllfla went last week to look over tha property on the llne of the propoaed Berlin pond aqueduct. Notbing definite waa accom plished, but ownera of tbe property expre8sed a willingnesa to glve the damagea for the priv ilege of taking water from the ptpo for thelr use, and tho prospects are good that the actual expense forland damagea wlll be llght. J. C. IIouohton recelvedonltea sorious In. jury on Tliursday last. Whilo scraping snow irom tne piazza ac tua Jiome, ue slipped nnd fell, spraining hia nukle so aa to render it uac lesa for a tlme. Friday he was confined to the houae, but ia now able to go about wlth the aid of crutchea, thou?,h he ia stlll uuablo to bear any weight on tbe Injured member. The Christmas festlval of the Church of the Mea8iah takes place thia (Wednesday) after noon and evenlng. Membera of the Sundav- Bchool are expected at threo o'clock. The en tertalnment will be tree after half-past eix o'clock. The operetta of " Santa Claua at home," wlll bo given, with Mr. Frauk Owler aa " banta," 8iipported bythlrteenol the chlldren. At the olectiom'tf olllcera of Post Brooks, No. 13, G. A. R , held" last week Tueaday evening, the followlng were chosen for theenaulng year: Cummaudcr, Willard Ilolden; i-euior vice, C. Iloward Carter; juulor vIcp, D, Carr; quarter mnater, II. M. I'ierce; aurgeon, G. W. Colby; chaplaln. W. F. Watetman; dllcer of the day, II. U. I.ull; ofllcer of the guard, 1. S. Goodwin; quartermaster aerjeant, 0. R. Bagtey. The dlmo temperanco concert and fair by the mlssion band at tho Baptlat church, on Wednesdav eveulng, la worthy of a word of commondatlon. An excellent progTainmo waa much enjoyed by n good audience. Aiter the concert, tho stand for tancy articlea and re freshments received good attention. They were taatlly arrnnged and decorated with ever green. The fair netted S22. The young ladlea are much eucouraged, as thia ls thelr flrst attempt. They Intend furnishing tbe church parlor when n sulllclont amount ia obtained, Thk aimple announcement that Little Corinne nnd her Merrie-Makora will appear nt Capltal hall thls (Wednesday) evening should be onough to fill every aeat. Corinne, though a mere clilld, la tho lyrlo aud dramatlc marvel ot the tlmea. Slnce her last appearance here ahe haa developed wonderfully, and thoae who aaw her then and woudered nt her powers, and were charmed by them, wlll wlsh to aee how the mlsa of twelvo yeara comparea wlth tho chlld of nlne. She ia well aupported, In many respocta thia proinisea to be the moat attrac tlvo engagement of tho aeaaon, Thk annual Chrlatmaa day aervice at Chrlat church waa held at balf paat ten o'clock, Tho programme ot musio waa quite elaborate nnd well rondered, consUtlng ot the followlng by the ueual cholr: Organ voluntary, by Wagner; Christmas anthom, Willlams; Vonito, Wilson; Gloriaa, Hodgea; Te Deum, Davenport; Jubl late, La Hache; "Song of Pralse," Lloydj Adeate Fldelea; Holy Nlght, Adama; and plaln chanta during tbe communlon aervlco. The Sunday-school featlval waa beld at four o'clock ln the afternoon, at whlch tlme occurred tho distribution ot presenta. A pleasant feature of thia aorvlce waa the rendorlng ot carola by the chlldren. Thk Woman'a Chrlatlan Tomperance Unlon held a very pleasant gathering at Mra, D. L. Fuller'a last baturday eveulug in commemora tlon ot tho crusado movement, whlch began December 23, 1873, An intereatlng programme waa carried out, commencing wlth tho elngiug of the crusado hymn, " Glve to the wlnda thy fears," and the reading of the cruaade Psalm, the forty-alxtb. Mra Seaver read the atory ot the Htllsboro cruaade, telllng how the leader, Mra. 1'- J. Thompson, waa called to the work, Other readlngaand muslc were turnlshed by merabers of the Young Women'a Chrlatlan Temperanco Unlon, and Bomo remarks were maae uy uev. Mr. Uarber, who was In the weat during tne cruaade. ATarezular mcetlmr nt thn Kt .Tnhn non. tisto Society, hold on the 20th inat,, the follow Ing prenmbleand resolutlons wero unanlmoualy ndopted: " Whereas, Ithaa pleaaed Alrolghty uoa io remove irom onr tnidst Mlchael Sweet the fonnderof thlasocietv. themfnm. That thia aociety deeply deplores the loaa of one oi its most uonorea ana actlve membera. Resolved, That we horeby extend our heartfelt sympathy to the family of tho deceased, In bucu juas ui muu nuu luumgeni laiuer anu a tender nnd affectlonate husband. Ilesolved, That a copy of theae resolutlons be sent to the family of the late Mlchael Sweet, and also to the newapapors of Montpelier for publication." Mu. Thomas II. Cavk is the poaaoaor of a curloslty ln the shapo of a coln which was taaen ai jeruaaiem irom a polnt moro than a hundred feet below tho aurfaco of the earth and closo to tho wnlls of the templo. Tbe coln Is of black bronze, In good condltlon, welghlng one hundred and forty-aeven Troy gralna, On the one alde appeara the head of Nero, sixth emperor of Rome, A. D. 5-4 to G8, showlng the rlght alde of the face, the head laureato and a umn lnBcripuon, transiaiea meanlng " The Em peror Nero Ca-sar, the Auguatua Germanlcns." On the reverae appeara a cut of the alde of the temnle ot Janus. wlth n earlnnd aW u, doors, an lnacrlptlon, the tranalation of which is, --reace oeing everywnere spread abroad to the Itoman people, he cloaed Janna' tem- pie, nna in me nem me lettera 8. C, aena tua consulto. " by coneent of the finnt s n,. coln waa preaented to Mr. Cave by Robert Mor- ria, luu., wno ootaiuea lt during one of hui maaonlc expedltlons to the Holy I.and. Tjik Chriatmaa Bervlcea at Bethany church on Sunday were unuaually intereatlng, the muaical portlon deaerving eapeclal mentlon. The cholr waa compoaed of Mra. W. A. Brlzes Bopranoj Mra. F. I. Pltkln, alto; W. L. Wood- uury, venur, u. u, uopaina, it., barltone, Mr. Briggs preaiding At the organ. The muai cal programme of the morning aervice waa aa followa: Organ voluntary, " Proceaalonal," by Brigga; anthem, " 0 Zlon that tellest," Buck: hymn, " Ilark, what mean thoae holy volcea?'' Te Deum, in Bb, Buck: organ offertolre, Gou nod ; hymn, "Hall the nlght I All hall the morn 1" Doxology; organ, "Allegro, fifth concerto," Handel. Theevonlng aervicea were devoted to tbe chlldren, openlng with the procesaional, "Onward, Chrlatlan soldiera," by Sulllvan, rendered by the cholr white the Sunday-Bchooi Bcholars marched from the chapel to thelr seats in the church. After tho congregatlon waa Beated, the cholr gave the Chrlatmaa anthem, "There were Shepherda," by Buck. Then followed a Bervlce conalating of hymna and re sponsive roadings by tho school, and a brief addresa by tho pastor. The muelcai programme at the Churcb of the Measlah, laat Sunday, con 8i8ted of tho followlng, given by the regular cholr: Organ voluntary, "Andante," Tittl: anthem, " Glory to God," Ryder; hymn, "An tloch;" "Chrlatmaa hymn," Daw; anthem. "Allelula," Wilaon; ' A Chrlatmaa Idyl'' Lloyd; organ voluntary, Hadley. Tho even Ing aervice at thia church, aa well aa thoae at the Baptlat and Trinity churchea, waa for the chlldren, all belng praiae Bervlcea. Ebnest Lowe went to Boaton laat woek, returnlng on Friday. . . .Mra. Clarence Whittler returned from Boaton last Frlday nlght, after an absenco of about two weeka.. !.." Glmmie" Dodge waa ln town on Thursday last. Ue la now owner of an upholstering establlshment in Weat Randolph Mlaa Carrie Croas came home from her studioa at Bradford on Satur day Mary Plngree, who haa been attendlng echool at Malone, N. Y., haa come homo to paaa the hollday vacatlon. .. .Charles Burnham of Burlington haa secured a posltlon in Ihe photograph gallery of A. W. Blancbard. fle will otcupy a tenement in the Colonel Randall house Conductor T. W. Balley has bo far recovereu aa io db ame to reaume tne dntlea of hH poa!l'A" ' f,!,1.U'! i '. . ; paat week in Worcester, Maaa., whero ho haa been engagod In aottlng upa boIIer....Mra. C. D. Mather goea to Boaton on Monday next to Saaa the remalnder of the wlnter.. ..J. 'p leron haa beon in Plttarleld, Maaa,, during the past woek, where he went to meet hia brother, who haa juat returned from Denver, Col. . .6. H. Ferrln ia agaln about, though he has not yet returned to hla work. . . .Emlly Eaton came home from Canton, N. Y., Saturday nlght, for a two weeks' vacatlon Mra. Orrln Diley left laat Frlday for Now York, to spend the holidaya wlth her aon Olln Dr. Charlea E. Chandler came home from New York laat weok. ... .1. R. Moulton pasaed Christmas wlth hla family in thia place Mr. and Mra. Illram Atklna went to Boaton, Monday, to apend the Chrlatmaa holidaya with Mr. Atkina' brother- In-law, Mr. Klmball A. F. Poole waa ln town Monday on hla way to Barre, a vlew of which ho will prepare for the purpoae of 11th- ographlng James P. Scovill haa rtturned from Cincinnatl, and witl remain at home for the preaent Ira Waahburn haa been very alck wlth lung fever, but hla condltlon ia now aomewhat improved. . . .N. C. King came home from the New York medlcal collego Friday to apend Christmas. Seminnry 1X111. The Adelphl'a added threo new membera laat Monday evenlng. . . .School adjourned last Frlday until to-day, givlng those who deslred an opportunlty ot golng home, which waa Improved by aeveral. School will be kept New Year's. . . .The followlng reso lutlon waa dlscuased In lyceum last Friday evening: "Ilesolved, That tho American natlon la the greatest that is or ever was." Atllrma tive, Roynolds and Donaldson; negatlvo, How land and Dutton. Declded In afllrmatlve by the bonrdot declaion. Enst Jlonpellcr. Rev. J. E. Wrlght preach ed at the Morae school-uou'se last Sunday, and hia next appolntment there Ia for the laat Sun day ln January Elon Hersey nnd Eddle Ormabee are both absent from achool, havlng tho lung fever E. S. Cummlnga haa beeu at home on a vislt...,N. A, Goodwin haa fpent two weeka at home and returned to the liPHdnuartera of hla map agency In central New York Mary Liwson, who dled Ust week nt the ago of aixty-fonr, is reported as havlng wllled her amall property tothechurch, to be devoted to the support of auperannuatcd MetluidUtminNteta....Theo, Clark hna been to Boston to dlsposo of hia butter..., George D.i via went to Brattleboro, last week, tonttend the poultry show, where he exhibited speclmena of hia iiuo blrda Loreczo Hlll now oxpecta to accompany hla daughter, Mra. Antiler, to Boa ton next week. Mldillescx. About tho ll'st of Juno laat Norria Wrlght aold to thn followlng partlea fourpigs: To F. M. McElroy, killed when seven montha nnd nlne daya old, and dresaed 373 poundsj to A. A. Moore, two, killed when seven and one-half montha old, welghlng 304) nnd 300) pounda; to Enoa Stilea, at seven and one-halt montha old, dresaed 302 pounda. McElroy would llke to hear of ono that beata hla and, lt bo, he wlll try agaln Seaver Iloward has received n now penslon certlficute Increnslng hla pension from S18 to S24 per month. . . .Mra. Lucrctla Ilayea, formerlv a rea ldent ot thia place and now of Bellows Falls, ia atopplng wlth her alater, Mra. A. J. Cameron. . ...O. II, Hlchardson haa been obllged to sua pend hla buildlng oporatlona on uccount of ickneja In the family of hls fatber-ln-law, Cnp taln 0, C. Wilder of Waitsfield, where hla wlte and chlld are atopplng thia wlnter. Marshfield, Sunday morning the thermom eter marked thirty-four degreea below zero. Quite asharpwlud Saturday nlght helped to drlvelt ao low. ,,.Many of our farmera and aome vlllagear are short ot water, It havlng atopped ln aome caaea. ... Mra. Kdaon York and Mra. Ira II. Edaou made over an ovorcoat last,' week for Charley Dudley, besldea doing thelr housework. The coat had to be rlpped th plecea nnd turned, making quite a job Tlie band go to Barre next Saturday, and givo a iromenade concert in the evenlng nt the town iall....EII Kdaon haa adveitlsed hla cooper sliop for ealo at a bargaln. Thls Ia a good chance for aome one who wiahesauch a prop erty Threo new arrlvala in the vlllage sluco Thankfglving at Alden Wlnch'a, Frank llrown'a and Frank Cole's all boys, and not much ofa tlme for boys, elthcr. ...Profeaaor Charlea Dudley Ia holdlug a aerles of Biuglng- achoota ln our vlllage. Tho next one wlll be held to-morrow (Tliursday) evenlng. Let all come out and emg.