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VERMONT WATCIIMAN & ST VTE JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY, BEOEMIJER 20, 1883.
Orange County Conrt. Tho December terni of tbia cpurt bcgan lta f csaion ftt Chelsea on tho 18th inst., Hon. J. W. Kowell, prosidlng. asslstod by Hona. D, i. Chapman and Joseph Tlbbotts. Kev. K h. Hertlck offercd prayer, and Sherlff Parigh proceoded wltk tho customary "Hear ye'g." Thollstol jurors ln attendance thlg gosslon Is asfollowg: Bradford, W. II. Nourso, Barron Hay: Braintree, ClarenceM. Bags; Brookfield, .Tohn F. Heath, Alpliong G. Illbbard: Cholsea, Eragtng Young, Benson Sanborn; Corinth, A. D. Dlckoy, J. N. Hodge; Falrleo, W. H. Md der, Abel A. Heath j Newbury, Leonard W. McAlllster. Hale 0. Billov; Orango, L. M, Towner, Cliarles l'ool; Randolph, A. 1. Palno, Bnrton Illalsdell; Strafford, Chatlos L. Clnrk; Tliotford, Wcsley Sagre, E, J, Iloaton; Tops ham, K. W. Eaatman, J. F. Phllbrlck; Tnnbrldgo, Goorge Brown, Georgo S. Foggj Washington, III T. Newmnn. N. II. Prescott; West Fairleo, 1. H. Knblnson; Williams town, D. D. Koy.ce, J, D. Clogston. Aftor the empanolment ot tho petit jurors hlg hon or, Judge Kowell, dellvered n forclblo and lu cld charge to thatbody, iwirtlcularly cautlonlng them what thelr oatha requlred of them and In structlng them that they must rlgldly obserTO thOBO rcqulromcnts. The jury calondnr con tainod forty-sevcn cascg, nnd on calllng the same soventoen of them wore sct for trlal. liut It is the practlce In tlils county to do a good deal of prellmlnary "barklng before " bltlng," and probably only a few of that nnmber wlll be actually trled. The flrst caso waa commonced on Tuesday aftornoon, and was an actlon to assess the damages of the plaintlff ln a case for assault and battory. The tttlo of the case waa Wll Ham II. Clough vi. Lyman Work. Attho Jane term, 1881, judgment for the plaintlff was en tered and the case now carne up in the prosent form. The plaintlff was ln Mr. Lynde a gtore at Williamstown when, wlthout provocntlon, the defendant camo npon hlm from bohlnd and dealt hlm a gevere blow on tho Bldo of the hcad wbich nearly floored hlm, and beforo he conld recover hlmself the defendant repeated the blow. Tho defendant dld not appear In court, and the defence mainly conslsted ln cross-ex-amlnatlon of tho plaintlff. The jury roturned a verdlct for the plaintlff for $42.16, whlch in cluded exemplary damagca of 820. Boycea for plaintlff. Charlea II. Heath for defendant. The next case taken up wag Wllllam C. San born and wlfe v. Nathan Falne. Theso par tleg resldo at Bradford, and the actlon is ono of ussumpsit brought to recover for the aervlcea of the female defendant beforo marriage. The case waa trled at the Docombor term, 1882, ro snltlng ln a verdlct for tho defendant, but, throagh the mlsconduct of n juror, tho verdlct wag get asldo. The plaintlff clalms to have been employed by her brother Frank as agent of the defendant, her father. The defendant denlea any snch employment, and clalms that the plaintlff wain hlg houso at work as hla daughter. not expecting wagea for the servlcea rondered. The case la now bolng arguod to the jnry. Dlckoy & Son and J. K. Darliug for plaintlff; Johnll. Watson and K. M. Ilarvey for defendant. Andrew St. John pleaded gullty to a charge oi common aasauit upon one Aiiroa utssavau committed on the 15th of Aprll last, at Braln' tree. The court flned St. John S20 and costs, The atate casea against the Bradford llsters for perjnry will not be trled by jury, but wlll go to tho nextgenoral term of the supreme court ona aemurrerio ineinuicimenw. more nre on the jury calendar several casea In whlch Judge Kowell Is disquallfled, and as no other judge could come thls term they go over untll next Juno. Thero are throe more clvll casea and one atate case to be trled by the jury. The duratlon of the term, howover, is necessarlly llmlted, aa Judge Kowell has tt attend supreme court in rrannun county january luth. Woodbury. Kobert Dow is expected home from the West soon The German family at woik for Mr. Albert Towne had a little son born to them the 18th. . . .The young folks have a flourlshlng lyceum here. Last week " The Gem" was tead by Mlsses Mattle Daw and Nellle Ryan. . . .Mrs. Albert Towne hns gone to Marshfield to live with her mother, an aged lady, but Mr. Towne remalns here till spring. We regret to lose them from our mldst.. . .Mr. and Mrs. Gilman Bills celebrated thelr thirtieth marriage annlversary Tuesday afternoon and evening. ...There is quite a general complaint among our farmera of low water, and unless we soon have a thaw much trouble will be ex perienced. . . .The lyceum at the Center, Thurs day evening, waa one of the beat ever held In thla vicinity, and was well attended. The question, " Iicsolved, That imltatlon causea to mankind more injury than benefit," was very ably diacussed by several dlsputants. The muslc, aelect reading, and other exorclses were blghly appreclated by the audience. . . .The suit between Barnet and Woodbury, to detormlno the legal sottlement of a Mrs. Gouchee and family, tried at St. Johnabury before Judge Ross, waa decided against the town, with a bill of about S135, besldea cost of suit. Exceptions were taken. . . .Several of our townspeople were called to St. Johnsbury, being witnessea in a shU between John George and F. M. Sutton of Hardwick. . . .Mrs. Nathan Alnsworth laauffer ing from quite a eevere attack of neuralgla. . . . S. D Blake was chopplng wood last Thursday, when hla axe, glancing from tho wood, entered hls foot, maklng a very bad wound. Ilo wlll be lald up for some tlme. . . .The people of thla town are ln earnest about a telephone. l'olea are being cut, and we expect It wlll contlnuo on to Haidwlck if Bufflcient enterprlae ia manl fcsted, Cabot At the annual meetlng of the vll lage of Cabot, held last Monday evening, the following ofllcera were elected: Moderator, J. M. Fisher; clerk and treasurer, George W. Hoyt; collector of taxes, 0. R. Colllnsj law agent, Allen Perry; trustees, J. A. Farrlngton, T. II. Lanee, W. I'. Whlttier, 0 U. Colllns, B. J. Lanca; first fire warden, L Myers. Voted to purchase one hundred and filty feet of new hose for the fire department and to put In one new tank. The report of the trustees showod thodebtof the village to be 818. .. .The good readers of Thk Watchman throughout the land were undoubtedly shockJd at the mlstake your typea made last week In annouucing that Chrlstmas would bo celebrated at the Cnnprfi- gational church Sunday evening with an oyster could but thlnk that good old ploua Cabot waa fast golng to theladand the Sabbith waa tobe nsed as a regular hollday; but nosuchfears need bo entertained. It ahould have read Tutsday evening; but lt haa proved one thlng beyond a doubt, that the items of the town are pretty generally read Tho lnvqlce of the mra of Sprague & Wella la completed by the commissloners of Sprague'n cstate Tho memorial temperance exercises announced in last week's Watohiian for last Sabbath wero very lnterestlng, and considering the oxtra Morrisville. The Congregatlonal Sunday. Bchool held a very interestlni? nnnrtftrlv rnn. cert on Sunday evening. The interior of the church waa handsomoly decorated for the Chilstmaa.exerclses and tree, held on Mondny evuuiuK, uu Kvorjiuiug pasBtu on pieasantly. . . .The annnal meetlng of tho ladles' lndustrial soclety connected with the church ls to be held on Frlday afternoon of thls week. , . .The AVoman'a Chrlstlan Temperance Unlon meeta with Mrs. S. II , Tlft thls ( Wednosday) evening. . . . .Chrlstmas trees were held at the Congre gatlonal and Methodist churchea on Monday evening, nnd at the Ilnivertallst church on Tuesday evening The remalns of Mra. George Illossom, formerly of thls town, were brought hero from Winooski on Saturday after noon for interment C. A. Spauldlngof tho Morrisville cornet band la tn drlll thn new band recently organlzed at Hyde Park. Northfield. Thn aHslirnnn nf tlin Ittrn I tbls week. 1 Skvkmai, travellng showa exhiblted here last eck, a dramatlc company Thursday and Frl vjy evenlnga, and some colored jublleo slngora di.,urday evening. Botli are reportod good, faai they had gmall honses. har the Good Templara' lodge moeting, Frl A of last week, F. T. Egerton nnd Mra. day ge W. Clark wore elected delegates to the Geo:eesslon of the grand lodge, whlch wlll bo next Johnsbury, January 10 and 17. ut st 3. FI.BTCHICI1 left, Frlday, for Claremont, L. (..... Dr C. W. Locklln ia spendlng the N. Ilygin New York....Ella Dutton wag nt holida)ver Sunday. . , .Fred Metcalf ia nt home home reek for a w1 , , Kt Itoxbury. The telephone ofllce waa opened at Jacob Wardnpr'n last Thuraday, and we aro in spoaklng dlstance with the world. , ... Sunday mornlng the thormometer lndl cated twenty-two degroea below zero Col- onel F. V. Ilandall wlll glvo hla locture on the "Itattle of Gettyaburg " at, thla place Satur day ovenlng, December 20.. ...A. 0. Smlth commcncod a serlea of Blnging.schoola last Monday ovenlng.... Thero is to be a watch meetlng Monday nlght, December 31. IJarro. Thb academv Btudents are cnioying a short receas, whlch wlll lagt tlll Thurgday. CuAitt.F.a Duhiikll had a sliock of paralyglg lagt week Thursdav. and remalng ln a crltlcal condltldh. Piiiiibtvaji tmoannd tho nsnal exerclsog wero observod at the Congregatlonal and Univergal- lst churclieg Monday evening. Nhxt Tuondar tho annnal reunlon of tho Congregatlonal goclety wlll occur, and a very pleagant occaslon la antlclpated. Thk next meotlnir of the oung Mon s Chrlgtian Agsoclatlon will be holden at tho Congregatlonal church on Tuesday evening. CmiiHTJiAS waa diilv honored at all tho churchea on Monday ovonlng by Christmaa oxerclsea, troes, prosenta, nnd a good tlme generally. Otnt esteomed townsman. A. M. Jackman, has consented to nccept the posltion of deputy ghorlff for thls county, and roceived hlg np polntment from Shorlff F. II. Atherton last weeic. Tiut Marshlleld cornet band clvo a promo- nado concort ln town hall next Saturday even ing. A good chanco for a aoclal and muBlcal vlslt, and ono In whlch nll can partlclpato, aa no danclng la allowed. Anmiew Dunt.BV lost a little elrl about seven yearg old, last week Frlday, by mombrane oua croup. Evcrytlilng was done that could be by frienda, but aho llved only a fow houra irom the tlme suo waa taKen sick. Thk mattor of liavlnc a Blnglnc-school, whlch we guggested two weeks ago, soems to havo been agltated and definlte arrangementg made. Next Frlday evening Wllllg Gale of Williamstown wlll meet, at the Methodist church, nll lnterosted In gupporting or mnin talntng a Bchool. Tiisiib waa a Sundav-school concort at tho Methodist church Sunday nleht, conglstlne of songg, responslve readlngs, doclamatlons, etc. The uest oi tne evening, tnougn, waa the ginglng of a duet by little Teasa Perry nnd Dick Vatlle, whlch, we venture, could not be beaten by many older in years. At the last annual meetlng of the Unlversal ist socUty the f ollowing oftlcers for the engutng year were elected: Moderator, E. W. Blsbee; treasurer, L. F. Aldrlch; clerk and collector, D. W. Moweri executlvo corrmlttee. Warren E. Barnes, E. W. Blsbee, E. II. Glldden. Ke- ports of committce were rendored, whlch ahowed the aociety to be ln oxcellent financial cjndltlon. Thk elee club concert, Thursdav eveninx. was not very well attended, yet those who went wero agreeably entortainod. The young men aang nicoly, stlll they could have done better had the audience evlnced that enthusiasm whlch, we are sorry to Bay, la not a tralt Barre people possoss. When there ia an effort worlhv of aDDlauso. anplaud lt heartily. and. aa is often the case, you will recelve thelr bost eliorta ln tne encores. The TJnlversaliata in the atate convention ln 1803 concelvcd the plan of founding a state dO' nomlnational scbool. In the same vear a char ter was granted to a commttteo appolntod un der the tltle of " Green Mountaln Instltute." The committee nppolnted at thls convention to ralso f unda beean thelr task, and In the fall of 1861, 850,000 had been ralsed, whlch waa after- ward lncreased to eoo.oou by rnomaa A. Uod dard ot Boaton. After maturo deliberntlon by a committee annolnted csneciallr for tho nur- pose, Barre wag doclded upon as the placo bost located lor tne scuool. ln lsou tne erectlon or the bullding was begun, and It was com pleted after the lapie of four years. In 1870, in nccordance with the glft received, the namo of the school was chanced to Goddard Semlii ary. Tho bullding Ia of brick, one hundred and slxty feet long, nnd is an elegant struc- turo. Bullt on a little prominence nbovo the village, it commanda a vlew seldom surpasscd iu thls sectlon. Aa lt facea the north and west. the elow of tho sunset ia only to be looked upon to be appreclated, white Camel'a Hump looms up ln Its grandeur in tho dlstanco. Wlthin, the bullding ia arranged with an eye both na regards convenience and comfort. The writer noticed in particularthewide stalr-cases nnd halls, thus glvlng easy egress iu case of iire. Tho school has good apDaratua for the study of chemistry, physlcs and phyalology, aa weiina a room rora gymnaaium. iiio man agera of the Bchool have been very successful ln securlng good teachers. Mr. Priest was held in high esteem throughout the state, and wnen hls reslgnatlon was accepted grave doubts as to the future were in some of the minds of Its frienda. At the earnest soliclta tlon of tho presldent. Mr. Alstou W. Dana ac. cepted the posltion ot principal, and by hls thorough and conscientlous work has provcd to be the rlght'man in the right place. He de- votea all hla tlme and enercies to the school and justly merlts tho confldence ln whlch he la held n posltlve man, and n man of poslttve ideas on mattera of educatlon. Last fall thero waa a complete change of teachers, with one exceptlon, Misa Thompson. There are now five teachers In the bullding and four wlth out all well iitted for thelr posltions, and do ine a thorouch work. The nreceDtress. Mlns I.inda II, Brigham, la especially well iitted for the place ahe holda, havlng graduated at the SDrinclield uolleelate instltute and Btud ed two yoara In Dresden. She ia thoronghly pro- ncieni in rrencn ana uerman, as well aa olO' cutionnry tralning. She seems to have In' stilled Into the puplls' minds a deslre for Btudy, a tralt too often lacking in our schools. There are three courses of atndy the college preparatory, the English course, and tho collegiate course. Even tho most fastldloua would not iind fault that there was not n suf- flclent range of etudy. At the present tlme there aro olghtytive scholars In attendance. fiftr of them belnc pudIIs boardlnc withln the bullding. Thla is the largest winter term for ten years, and there are more students than they have had in the bullding for a num ber of years. With the chanee of teachers sev. erul new features have been iutroduced. one of the most important being the opening of a readlng.room, whlch la supplled with a good number of papora and periodlcals. Thus, with ablo teachers, good npparatua and u cultured claaa of students, the school is deaervedlv suc- cesef ul, and Goddard Seminary ls dolng a work for communlties that people may iustly be proud of. We shall gpeak next week of our other cducatlonnl Institution, Uirre Academy, P. 0. Whkaton la furnlshlng somo very llne nuderpinning lor liiraro Aiartln s new build. lngs, to be erected on tho corner of Maln nnd Bridge streeta Andrew Dadley'a chlld dled last week, and the funeral waa attended Sun day by Kev. P. McMillan M. A. Duffeeof the firm of (ranclass DutTee, grnnite dealers. Syracuso, N. V., Ia in town.... .Mra. Holmoa dled last Wedneaday mornlng, and the funeral servlces took placo Thursday nftornoon at lier late home. ...Mr. and Mrs. George Blgolowof Brookfleld were ln town one day last woek vis Iting rolatlves. . . . George 11. Braley la at home on nia vncaiion irom iult a college, as Ia also don, now teachlng in Mllford, Masa.. ls apend ! ing hla vacatlon at Mr. Dunham'a, in Soutl rracy jeuorua irom iiurnngton j. w. uor- outh Barre. .. .Fannie West haa returned from Boa ton, where she has been taking lessons ln palntlng... .Llzzle Martln, now teachlng in Kutland, Isathome on her vacatlon. .. .Eullo witon of Montpelier spent Thursday In town vlsltlng her brother. F. L. Eaton. ...A. S. Parkhurst and Chauncey Carpenter have cach appueu lor an increaso oi pension. Chclscn. Tho people of thls place woro iuruiMiieu n rnru ireai mBi rnuay evening ln the form of a reading or recitation given by Mlsa Hora II. Avorill of Northfield. Court be ing in seaslon, the ontortalnment was L'lven In the coutt room, where an nttentlvo nnd appre ciatlve audience nssembled. Miss Averill Is wlthout doubt destiued to become a star ln lior profeasion, nnd even now etanda far above many more pretentloua urtlsts. She haa a clear, mellow volce of great ranue and nowor. over whlch ghe haa perfect control. and her varled selectlons from ncceptable Bourcoa wero rendered In a austalned and iinlshed manner, mucn to tne aaiisincuon oi iiiobo presont. West Tonshniu. There Ia a good deal of eickneaa In consequenco of the audden changoa of the woather. bevoral caaea of pneumoula are roix)rted. K. V. Willoy Ia on tho slck 11st, hla symptoma Indlcntlng mow biuoua lever, Mra. George Church. who has been sick with pneu- monia, ia feared to be in a decllno. Mrs. Asa Magoon Is Improving. Major 11111 is n little more llko hlmself, nnd we hope for hla re covery. . . . Tho nartlculara ot the audden death of Mr. Davld Keyes wlll be found ln the Current aiention coiumnB on tne llrat iage.j Moretown. Thero waa no Chrlstmas tree at tne Aletiiodlst church thls year..., Mra. Wll' 11am sawyer Is slck with neuralgia ...The yotinsest chlld ot Dr. Howe of Waitsfield dled Sunday mornlng, December 10 .. .Thero waa no preacning at tno metlmdlst church laat Sun. day, Tho pastor attended the fnnoral nf Mr. Towle, who dled last Thursday at the rosldonce u, iiid nun. ... 1., tt tujuu ua movou into tnia piaco irom montpelier. Waterbury. Mn. and Mim. Fitni) (1. Giiavrs woro ktndly rememberod by Santa Clans n trllle bofore tho tradltlonal 25th. It Ia a glrl. Snow baa como and the last of thoso glelghg at Govo's aro golng, l'rlcos reduced nnd " flrst como flrat eorved." Thoy must be closed out at onco. TiiKiiK waa hardlv n enrnoral'n iruard at the annual village meotlng Monday aftornoon, and an ad journment was mado to Wednosday even ing, january ud. Tim fair of tho "busv workers" of the Methodist goclety, Tucsday ovonlng of last woek. was well patronlzed, nnd thoir warea found ready purchasers ntremunoratlvo prlces. Tho net proceeds of tho galua oxceedod 8(0. SrAULMNa'H Bell Klngera aro booked for Hotol hall Thursday CTonlng. Thla ia reportod to bo a raorltorlous company. Tho entertaln ment lt mado np of the alwaya dollghtful mu glc of the bell rlngorg, of muafc on the harp, of vocal rouslc, comio ballada, nnd recltnttons. Tho company Ia commendod wherever it hag liued ongagomonts, nnd tunt ia tne test oi merlt. It r.nrtntnlv was not our nurnoso to wlthhold any Intormatlon from our readers last week In regard to places to buy nlce Chrlstmas prcs ontg. By gomo inadvortonco wo dld them an iniustlce. very unlntontlonnlly, in not calllng nttention to Mr. J. W. Moody a provlslon for Chrlstmag-tldo in tho wny of books, stationory. Chrlstmas cards, gold pcns, nnd tnany nlco nnd useful artlcles In hlg liue. But clfts aro stlll ln order, and many wlll want Now Yoar'a cards and presenta for that occaslon, whlch can be found at the bookgtore. The severc cold and the lack of anow have combined to reduce tho water supply in the Warren & Somervll e reservoir. The water at the aourceg hag boon converted Into lce to tho extcnt that Monday mornlng there wag n practlcalstoppago. In thls emergency extraord inary cautlon should be exerclsed in regard to fire. Some water wag flowing Tuesday. Mllder woather and a good fall of snow would doubt loss remedy the troublo to a great extent. Care and economy In tho use of tho water will also sorve a useful purpose ln keeplng up the supply. Mn. Waiiuen is consldorlng plans for re- bullding, and as we predictod last week, the oponlng of spring will see a new and a model estnbllBhment rlslng on the ruins ot the old works. The bark raill, loachea and vats wlll be under a roof detachod from tho flnlshlng bulld ing, and a dlstributlon of structures mado so that a llre In one will not imperll tho whole. Mean time Mr. Warren has obtalned aome liabd machlnery, whlch ho hag placod in the old trim mlng Bbop at Colbyville, antl workmen aro there engaged in flnlshlng up the atock savcd from the fire. CiiuisTMAa eve waa verv nleasantlv snont at tho Congregatlonal church. The runga of Jac ob'g ladder leading up to Its termlnal atar were crowded with nngela of joy to tbe chil dren of the goclety, and the wlnged vlaitants wore not forgetful of tho older children, of pastor and wife, of teachers ln tho Sunday school. AngolB lurked among the branchca of the overgreens on tho stage also, and seomed to be mlndfnl ot tho happlness of every expectant neart. ine oxercises Dy tne cnimren song, recitation and dialoeue were very Intorestlne. They were listened to by a crowded audience and were au very credltabie. Tosi Dwyeh was found Frlday nlght lylng in the snow by the track near Jewetfa crosa- 1 . J ..... .. . .. ing, Montpelier, lntoxlcated, and havlng bad Hquor in bottles ln hls pockets, Will Plngree took hlm ln charge and Tom kept hls guardlan very bnsy dunng an liour or two of waitlng for a delayed traln. He was placed ln the baggage car, and on reachlng Waterbury no went to tiie store oi Arms & uatnea, wuero he sat tlll lt was time to shut up. Tom's ap pearanco nt that tlme lndlcated that dcath had overtakon hlm. Doctor Hookcr was sum moned, restoratlvea were applled, consclous neas recovercd nnd Tom was finally taken homo. Another Waterbury man, nddlcted to to his cnpa, waa knocked over ln the branch car at Montpelier Jnnctlnn, Saturday nlght, to oniorce a propor regard lor tne lawg oi prop erty. It Ia of too frequcnt occurrenco that men and boya returu from tho caplt.il decidedly " tne worse lor nqiwr. A wholesomo enforce ment of the prohlbltory law by our neighbors mlclit make lt more dilllcult for theaa people to get Hquor, and ao mlght serve the cause of tem- peranco ano moraiuy uere as weu ns oise whcre. Waterbury and many of her slstGr towna in the county feel that they have juat cause for complaint that the ealo of intoxlciit- ing drinka at the rapital ls preeticallr as.-e atricteo. Thla town la not proud of tho fact that its people go to Montpelier and cet drunk. but they belleve there would bo lcss drunken' nesa nere 11 rum were lcss Irco at Montpelier. Brookfield. Brookfield granee. No. 1)8. Patrona of Husbandry, met ln Unlon hall, De cember 21, and elected the following oflleers for the ensuing year: George Crane, master; T. Calaghan, ovorseer; Calvln Fullam, steward; lt. v. Ktbbee, agsiatant ateward; Mra. Wllllam Keed, chaplalnj Mrs. 0. Kalph, pocretaryj Mrs, George Crane, lecturer; Mrs. n. C Kibbee. lady assistant; Marahall Green, treasurer; Mrs. OlarHljall ureen, Deres; fllrs. Calaghan, Pomona; Mrs. II. P. Abbott, Flora. Denslow Herrick. gate keener: Orlando Kalnb. agent. The Installatlon of ofllcerg wlll be the flrst Frl day in January, 1884. At that time tho grange will hold its annual oyster supper. The mer cantlle buslneaa has been n success under tho control of 0. Kilph, hla report ahowing a galn of nearly 840, and the nmount of snles about 81, 1C0 for tho past year ...J. W. Iteymore is to have a new ice plow, ho thlnking it will be more easy to see tho horae do the work than to do it by nand, as he nas the past live years. . . . .mo seiectmen nnveiiadj. J.K. icandall ot Kutland hero the past week to mako estlrnates In regard to filling the pond or brldglng the same. Ilctliel Wo now have beautlfnl sleighlns. tlie snow being just olght Inches deep tho llrst aleighlng thla winter ...Thero wns a rapld falliug of the temperature on Saturday afternoon nnd evening, and Sunday mornlng the cold was most Intense, tho mercury nt seven o'clock reachlng 30 below zoro seven below the two cold days last winter, whlch oc curred January 12th and 2Gtb . . . .Tho pie and nprou festlval held by the I'nl'-ersallst soclety, last Thursday evoning, at Murry hall, waa a decided auccess, the net receipts being about SGO. Tho album qullt was the main featuro in the ontertalnment, from whlch about 550 was realized. lt waa voted to the new mlnlster, Mr. Kobelin. . . .The Christmaa tree at the Wll son house receptiou room, Monday ovenlng. was n very pleasant nffalr, the boarderi and help taking an Interest In it, Somo verv vnlu- able presenta were put on tho tree. The little ioiks were especially nappy... ,s, w. Cbad- wick uas just purcnasea a imi set oi tools foi cutting ice, nnd intends to put un Ice enough to furnish everybody tho comlng suramer who aro wllllng to pay lor lt. North Thetford. Kov. Mr. Fav wlll now hold Wodnesday evening prayer-meetlngs, and will hlmself bo ln attendance.... Mr. Adama from Dartmouth, who auppllea tho pulplt horo Methodist Sundays, wlll hold n singlng-achool durlng tho winter. Hls first school com monced last Monday ovenlng. . . , A. B. Howe la in Newport and Montreal durlng the hoHdays enjoylng hla vacatlon. . . . Sarah Conant la home Iram v eiaiey couege durlng the liolldaya. She wlll return ln a few daya,....Harvev Stetson and wlfe, who have been vlsltlng frienda ln liostou nnd Manchester, returned last week. . , . Mra. S. K. Bcrry has gono to Boston. where aho wlll remaln several weeka vlsltlng frlends. ....The young ladloa unlon mlsslon clrcle, ro cently held at Mrs. H. Palmer'g, wns thlnly nttended on nccount of bad wheellng. .. .Last aunuuy morning tno tuermometer stood nt twenty-one degreas below zero In thla vlllnge, and nt twenty-elght degreea below one-half mile nbovo the village. South Royalton. C. II. Woodarrl nnrl Kate Denison wero murrled last Wodnesday evening and atarted on thelr weddlng tour tho same nlght. They have gone to New Vork nnd Washington..., Clara larnham haa been nultn slck, bnt Ia at present convalescent....Tho dramatlc club went to Hartford, last woek, and played "The Two Orphana," whlch Ia thelr masterplece. They had a good houso. . , . J. 0, jioiKnap wiu occupy nis new atore In about three weeka. . . . Joslah Smlth has charge of tho hotel, ln the absencoof 0. H. Woodard. .. .II. C. Moore of Hartford f urnlahed the muslc for tho dramatlc club at Pease'a hall last week. Professor Moore haa n band of ten pleces, and it la ono of tho bost, if not the best, band ln tho Htate.,..Mr. Wllson und Mrs. Blake nre quito feeble, Hnst Ititmlolph. Mertlo Dlckorman lant work iu tho hotel In Chelsea. , , . Mary C'Hinp la at work at Johhil Dlckerman's Francls Gllnos haa iinlshed work for IC. D. Camp. ...Dlx J. Camp started for Plerre, Dakotn, last Mon day mornlng. WMlinmstoTfn. Mkhcukv reglgtored thlrty dcgreog bolow zero horo on Sunday mornlng lagt. Knv. CitAiir.RH Niciiolh wlll rcmaln horo a part of thls week, and posslbly ovor nnother Snnday, In lltlgatlon with the town of Vorahlro, ln case of a person nooding town ald, our town Is tho vlctor. FkrdMaiitin falled to makea tradewlth Frank Godfrey. last week, to hlro the hotel hcro, the latter liklng lt well enough to stay on. David M. SsiiTii hag just beon appolntod admlnlstrator of the ostato of Alvah Slmona, who dlod horo noarly thlrty yeara ago, but whoso eatate waa nevor sottled by law. Miw. J. K. Lynde wlll glvo a muslcalo, In place of tho Congregatlonal ladloa' goclablo, on Saturday ovonlng noxt, at her home. Admia slon, ten cents. Everybody cordlnlly lnvited. Thk Methodist soclety offers for rent thelr Edson Martln farra. Tenns, 81,000 ln hnnd, and 8150 yoarly for as long a tlmo ns the ono renting it deslrea. Tho lease would be made perpetual If deslred. Tho farm ls consldored an oxcellent ono. Thk flftleth annlversary of tho marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Calvln Fllnt occurred on the Gth of thls month. The ovont wnB klndly remem berod by thelr son, Conductor Frank W. Fllnt, who prosonted hls fathor with n hnndsome gold-headed cano nnd hla mother with a valna ble glft. Thk dobatlng club ln tho Prcntlsg Waldo dls trlct, last weok, dlscussed tho question of whethor or not ngrlculturo ln New England Is on tho decllne. In thls club are found some of tho most lndustr!ou8 of our young farmera, who are practlcally solvlng the question how to suc cood as New England farmerB. An honorable deed waa rooontly performed towarda one ot our townsmon by n man who left hero, ln straltenod clrcnmstances, and went West nearly thlrty yeara ago. He was owlng thls townsman a dobt when be went awny that the latter had entirely forgotten. Tho weatern man la now able and ready to pay lt, being minly enough to recall the mcmory ot It, though forgotten by tbe one to whom he was owlng the money. The wldow of the late Prealdent Garflold has wrltten an autograph letter to our towns man, Dr. Gldeon Dicklnson, conveying to hlm "her grateful regards," and snylng: "Pray accept my tbanks, especially for tho trlbuto of loveand reniembrance whloh you have pald to Genoral Garfleld." The occaslon of Mra. Gar- fleld a letter waa Dr. Dicklnson s poem, "Tho Fallen Chlef," " whlch," says a Maasachusetts paper, " has been pronounced by good judges the best poem olicited by Presldent Garfleld'g sufferings and tragic fato. We record with pleasure the succesa ot our young townoman, Tracy L. Jeffords, a mem ber of the sopbomore class in tbe Unlversity of Vermont, on Tuesday evening of last week. It was on the occaslon of the annual Unlversity prlze declamatlon, whlch brought out a large audience of Burlington peoplo at tho College Street church. Thero were ten competltorB from the three upper clasaea of the college, and three prizea of 825, 815 and 810. Tho flrst prize ot 825 was awarded to Mr. Jeffords. Thls young man'a succesa ln worklng his own way through college ought to encourage others to nttempt lt wno nesltate lor want oi means. iruo grlt will generally do it. Wilms Gale ia teachlng a clas8 ln vocal muslc at Berlin, and ls open for ongagomenta nlanml.n.A 'T'V. . . I . ...11. , 1 1. M elsewhere. There is talk of a clasa hero for hlm. Abundant succesa to hlm?....We hear that Hussell Jeuorda la doine the good work as ! a teacher ln the Calvln Fllnt dlatrlct that lt j waa expected ho would do.... John Perry re I malns very slck, but hla recovery is hoped for. ....Dr. Lee Merrill, now of St. Albans, was at I home last week.... Our respected ex-towns-man, " Sam" Foster of Duxbury, waa ln town i last weeu. Ilnrdwlck. Clirlstm is fcstlvals were held attho churches in thls place and nt East village on lueaaay evening rroiessor uoer a sing- ing-school is a great success, If atteudance and number oi pupils make a auccessiul school. . . . Ftank Knnt has purchased the job printing mn terlal of W. H. Ward, and, adding eome new, Is devotlng his tlme to that buslness. Samplea of hls work whlch we have soon aro neatly and tastlly executed. ...Several of our merchants are maklug fino dlsnlavs of hollday goods. Sunday last was the cnldest day thua far thls geasoii. Tbermometera in different locatlona rnngcd from wenty-fonr to thlrty degreea be low zero ln the u'ulng and ten degreos below "tty evening the temperature was below zero. Hlgh winda provalled throughout the day Sat- uraay, renaering me weatner oxceeoingiy ge vere. . . . A town meotlng waa hold on Saturday laat to ralse money to defray current oipenses of the town. A tax of elghty centa on a dollar of tho grand listwas vct3d.,,,Jamea Magoon of Aiuany, lormeny oi tuis town, ia lnsane, nnd nas ueon taxen to tne usvmra at urattleboro. Loss of property from mlsreprosentatlon of the value of notea taken in exchunge for a farm is inougut to do tno cause oi ms lnsanity. Appll citlon haa been made to thla town to aasist ln hla aupport at the asylum Orange J, T. Quimby contlnued hlalabora through last week, and held a service at the church on Sunday Chrlstmas festlvlties woro observcd at the church on Mondav eve. nlng. ...At sunrise, last Sunday morning, the tnermometor stoou tnirty aegrees ueiow zero. ....A. S, Martrn received a bad wound in hls foot lnst Saturday while cutting posta. He succeeded ln reachlng his house, wbich was nuite .i dlstance from where tho nccident oc curred, but waa so weak from tbe loss of blood that tho last part of the journey waa made by crawung upon ms nanoa nnu Knees. .. . l'lum racr iggins ot west uorintn recently spent a few days nt L M. Towner'a.... Thero waa a sllm attendance at the danco last Frlday nlght, Thero will be another danco Frlday eveninc, January 4. .. . Weare inlormed that the Orange oramatic ciuu is preparing a piay, whlch wlll aoon ue presemea to tne puunc... ine enter tainmont nt the town hall on the 11th inst., for tho benefit of tho library, dld not prove ao great a auccess, nnanciaiiy. aa waa noned lor. .. ..George J Cook haa sold his matched palr of inree-yearg-oiQ uutcu steers to iua urotner Ed of West Fairlee, and purchased a palr of five year?-old oxen of M, H. Waterman, for whlch he pald S150. ...Goorge Merrill of Burlington ls domestlcatod for the present In the family of riaun uurtis. West Randolph. Snow fell Saturdny to the depth of about elght inches, and settled to six incnes. me sieigmng H lair, but a little more snow would mako lt better ...Benjamln G. Mclntlro is making improvemeuta lu tne in- side of the house that he purchased of George Bradford.... There were Sunday-school eutor tnlnmenta ln all the different churches on Chrlstmas Professor Whltohlll, the now principal of the graded school, Ia illllng the bill to the satlsfactlon of all. .. .Mra, George Cowdry, who has been slck so long, Ia reported to ue n iitue ueuer. . , . i.nnice ai, uiarK oi Uu sago, iu., la the guost of It. P, Klchardson, Benjamln I), Chase has purchased the large mree-siory wooa uuuoing on uaurond nvenue, lateiy occupled by salisbury llrothers, for furnituro store D. C. Wood ward has pendulum clock that wlll run fuur hundred daya with one wlndlng. A German naraed Ilarder Inventcd it. It will pay any one to call and see lt ln Stewart'a block. Sucti n clock can be bought for 850 ....Mra. Eva Cllno, from I'ortland, Orogon, ia vlsltlng frienda In town and vicinity, the gueat of Mra. Jake Ford, She ia n gnnd-daughter of the lnte Washington Ford of Braintree.... Thermometor thirty-two de greea below zero Sunday mornlng. Knst Hardwick. A Chrlstmas concert wns held at thn Congregatlonal church Sunday evening, and both tho Congregatlonal nnd uapust societies nnd unristmts troes, wltu np- proprlato exercises, Tuesday evening The village schoola have a week'a vacatlon ...M. V. B. Swett haa bought Mra. Julla Warner's honse, paylng 8150 for the samo .. . A. & C. L. Whltcher have rented thelr hotel to S. Mcader of Connecticut, and wlll glvo jioaaession the flrst of January. Mr. Whltcher will movo into his tenement house near the hotel. Mrs. Whltcher was thrown from n slelgh, a ahort tlme tlnce, nnd dlsnblod from havlng thochargo ot the publlo house, maklng thls change deslr able for her. U I .-.,,("., -.1 1,- 'V 1 . I.V , ,. .. Injurod, n few daysBlnce, by n large log rolllng over hlm. Furtunately, no bonca wore broken nnd no scrioua Intornal lujurles havo inanl fcsted themselvoa. Under tho skillful treat inentof Dr. Dewey he la rnpldly recovorlng. . ,. A. B. (Juslia has sold the pleasant resldence bullt by E. P, Hyde to Nathan lt. Carpenter. . . . Gllbert L. Sloan has couvoyed back to Illram llnrret tho II. B. May place. . . . Blshop lodge ot Good Templara ia proaperlng iluoly. Last w eek thoro were threo reinstateuionta nnd olght pro (Kjsltlona for momberslilp, Llterary exerclsea of a hlgh order nre had every week. Ita luilu euce for temperauco reform la also marked. Itrndfonl. Thero waa a Chrlstmas treo at the Meth odist voatry last Monday evening, and at the Congregatlonal vogtry Tuesday ovenlng. All Hoemed to enjoy thomsolveg, . . , At school meet lng ln dlatrlct No. 2, held last week Wedneaday evening, lt was voted to Inatruct II A. Wlnshlp, gpeclal commlttoe, to wlthdraw tho gnit now nondlng between pald dlstrict and Horaco StrIckland....Mr. and Mra. Georgo P. Arthur havo the sympattiy of our people in the losa of thelr Ron, who dled last Wedneaday, aftor n brlef Ulnesa, aged nlne months Joshua Gorroy, aged nlnety-threo, fell down Btalrs, Frlday evening, but cscaped wltb only a fow brulses. Ile was able to bo up and nround next day, though gomo lame. Ho la remarkablv smart nnd nctlve for a man of hlg yeara..,. sunday waa a coio aay, morcury ranging irom clghteen to twenty-two degrooa bclow at seven a. m "Itla those that danco that have to pay the flddler." So Bnshawand John Wrlght thought when tho two sherlffa took them to Chelsea, one cold nlght, recently, for particl- )ating in n drunnon tirawi, tne latter also for urnlshlnz tho liauor for thls and othor occa- glons. Verlly, " tho way of tho transgrossor Is hard". . . . W. G, Foss of Wella Rlver ls asslstlng at tho bank for n few days, ln Mr, Arthur'g nbsonco. . . .Our village was remarkably qulet and peaceable tho past week. Nearly all our lawyera wero away attendlng court at Chelsea. . . . . Dr. Everett, our dontlst. moved hla oftlo l on Tuesday from tho bankbulldlne. where he has ueon located sinco tno nre, last rourunry, to hla new qnartera In W. II. StevenB new block, where ho wlll be plcased to see hls old frlends or raako new ones . . .Tho famoug Melondy gult ls ended, all but paylng the bllls, whlch, to the most of our townsmon, la the most disa greeablo part of lt. The verdlct, costs, etc, amount to thelnice little sum of 810,408 30. with tnterest irom iNovomuer m. h our wiso(V) town ofllcera had settled when lt waa possible, for a fair aum, lnstend of flghttng lt, wo thlnk lt would have been lar better than ton years in court for all concerned, cr.ccpt the lawyera. Tunbridge An extended renort of the ed- ucationai meetlng neid nere last wook wlll be found in another column. . . .On Saturday last an auxillary of tho Woman'g Chrlstlan Tem perance union oi vermont waa estabiisned at thla placo by Mrs. h.. u, ureene oi st. Albans, presldent ot the stato unlon. Tho following ofllcera were elected: Mra. 0. A. Gay, presl dent; flirs. .i. a. uay, airg. u. t. uutterueid, Mrs. A. J. Wlllls, vlce-presldenta; Mra. E. L. Fish, correspondlng secretnry; Mra. C. Novea, recordlng secretnry, Mrs. II. K. Havward. llterary department; Mra. 0. A, Gay, presldent treasurer; Mra. 0. II. King, anporlntandont ot of juvenile department; Mrs. II. lt. Ilayward, vlce-presldent oi uveniie department; Mra. J. b. uay, gup toi aunuay-scnooi worK; airs. u, ls. Smltb. gun'tof gclontitlcinstruction: Mrs. O. S. Tracy, superlntendentof evanellstlcwork. The aocletv atarta with a membershin of aeventeen other ladles are ready to joln. Tbe next meet lng Ia to be held in the vestry of tho Congrega tlonal church on Frlday, January 4, at two o'look r. m Oar next educatlonal meetlng la to be held ln distrlct No. 3 school-house on Frlday evening, January 4, at half-paat glx o'clock. The following la the programme: Essay, Miss Emma J. Camp; " Are gpeclal text-booka needed ln onr echools?' Charlea Gay and Dr. E. J. Fiah; "How can the conv mon achoola be graded?" Mrs. 0. A. Gay and Hattle Gay; "How can the present systom of schoola be Improvod? 0. P. Cllley and E. Ii Sklnner. ...The thermometer reglstered from twenty to twenty-six degrees below zero last sunday, and tnere was dui iitue oiuerence be tween tnermometers hung out from the hlghest places ln town and those hung near the rlver. . . , .It la sald n wasp cannot sting a drumraer's cheok; that tho cheek la so hard lt breaka the drlll. The drummer's cheek and somo minds are much allke. . . . C. E. Farnham haa been at South Koyalton the past few daya, carlng for hls dauehter. who ia sald to have dlnhtherla. ...The man who Ia outalde every effort to Improve tne scnooia oi ms own town ls a dreary aort oi a lossu. Stowe. The only publlc Chrlstmas gather Ing in town waa at the Unlty church, Tuesday evening, in which the aocletlea united. There were several family gatheringa. . . .The mnr riago of Albert Kaymond of thla place and Alico Hltchcock of Westfield occurred the 14th of thla month, and Mr. Kaymond brought hla brlde to town the Monday following. Misa Hltchcock, durlng her year of teachlng in thla town, made many frienda Asa Kaymonr- celebrated hls seventletb birthday last Frlday by havlng hls large family of children and grandchituren nt iihrlionie". An tfyBtefsupper was on the programme Elmer Wade and Jennle Webster wero marrled last Thursdny evening, nt Mr. Webater's resldence. Kev. Mr. Lewis of Perkinsville arrlved on tho coach that evening for the purpose of perforraing the mar riage ceremony, The next mornlng the happy couple left town for n short wedding trlp Holden Hodge of Wisconsln is In town for the purpose of selling hla place and aettllng up his buslness ln thls town, as hla sojourn ln the West for a year has decided hlm to make that hla permanent home.... Tho auction at G. N. Jenney'a last Saturday, through the day and evening, called together a large number of the sterner sex. Many of the more valuable artl cles went for thelr f nll value. . . . Herbert Straw baa bought the place latoly owned by Holden Hodgo. . . .Kev. Mr, Lewis, pastor of the Meth odist church ln thls place for the two preceding years, with his little daughter Bossle, was in town over nlght last week Willie Corse, who went to Dakota a year or two ago, has re turned home. . . .Charlle Wilklns has been mov ing hla goods to Waterbury durlng the last week, where he ia soon to take hla family. . . . P. D. Pike, while at South Framlngham a Bhort time sinco, called upon D. W. Hodge and oth ers who were citizens of Stowe untll quite re cently The boller for Webater's tannery haa arrlved, and ls now in working order Moody & Seaver last week sent off thelr first carload of broom-handles....The marrlago of Orville Kussell nnd Addie Merrett la spoken of as an event of recent occurrence. Sharon. There wlll be preachlng Sunday ovonlngs In the Baptlst church, commencing the first Sunday in January. . . .Newell Preston was sentenced last Frlday, at Woodstock, to three yeara at Windsor, and Mlnnie Unrt to two yeara at Kutland... .The cold wavecamo herein good earnest, last Sunday, the thermom eter golug aa low as twenty-five degreea below zero lu some places. ..The annual meetlng ot the Pine II 111 cemetery asaoclation la to be held at the depot January lst. . . .0. S. Willey haa boen out with his anow scraper cleaning the slde walka ln the village. Keep it up, Oscir, and we will contlnue to "blow" for you. .. .Charles Sawyor killed a two-years-old Suffolk hog, a short time slnce, that welghed 515 pounds. . . . Louls Snulres and Flora Klbble are nuite slck with pneumonia....Carrle Flowera lant home on a vlslt from Connecticut, where she has been for about two yeara. .. .Mrs. M. P. Flandora ia at home, aftor an ab.-onco ot nearly two yoara. .. .Kev. II. C. Kobblna nnd wlfe wero suddenly called to Colchester, last Wedneaday, to attend the funeral of Mra. Kobblns' father. ,...M. F. Chase, agent for tho Hartford Llfe aml Aunulty Inauranco companloa, ls dolng n good buslness iu town ine uulversullst Bociable was very well nttended last weok. It closed with a dance. Elmore. There were Christmaa exerclsoa at the Congregatlonal church Tuesday after noou. and at the Methodist and Unlversallst churches ln the evoning, . . . Aa Nathanlel Jonea waa loading corn, one day last week, hls horse started guddenly, throwlng hlm out of the wagon. He Innded on n burrel, and waa aome. what Injured. He ia now off duty....Mr Hlcks, while at work In the woods, cut a gnsh in hls head two inches long.. ..Mra. Allen Town, who haa been to St. Albans three tlmea withln n year to have cancera removed, la now nt home, with but little hopes ot tho last oue be ni cured.... While van nesa l'ccK waa at Morrisville, last Thursilay, hls horse broke away from whero ho waa liitched, smashing the buggy badly.. ..George Whtto, from Ohio, is now here vlsltlng hla old frienda. ...Clcson Jordon haa sold hla farm to Arthur Stod cLird. . . .Ira Sanborn has sold his farm to Israel bllloway lor two tnousanu oouara. Corinth. 0. Wllson has bought a paaturo ot M. N. Heath that formerly bolonged to the Wllson fnrm.,..An Itlnernnt pump voudor called on George Ward recently, nnd, taklne n fancy to Warrt'g watch, he took it down and put it in hla pocket, leaving nu old brasa one in lta place, and wont off. He clnlmed to belong ln Tunbridge. , , .The aleighlng Ia very poor for tne time ot year. East Corinth. The slnglng-schoil wlll be heldtriuay oi thls weex instead oi Tuesday, on nccount oi unustmaB rteiaon ue Cioosli who waa Injured last fall. la so na to bo out. . . . , A. D. Dlckey and J. N. Hodge nre the jury- men iruiu iius tuwn u uuisun ineroia Itibt snow enough to mako good slo gh ng.. Morcury reglstered twenty degrooa bolow zoro bunuay inoring, Yormont Stnto Jicws. N. Cook's houso ln Wallingford wag bnrnod tho 20th. Thams aro now crosslng Lake Chamolaln to Crown Polnt. Putnev hag a roller rlnk aasoclatlon of thlrty merubors or more. Thk Wells Kiver paner mlll hag been gold to F. Demlng and D. W. Learned for 50,200. Thk Burlington woolen company banaueted the clty fire department on the 10th, aa a toe tlmonial to lta efllclency. Tiir.nrt were four hundred entrlea nnd fiftoen hundrod btrda In tho ponltry exhlbltion whlch closed nt Brattleboro rocontly. Thk house occunled bv Lester Howo and Wlll Thompson, and owned bv Wllllam Kus sell of Shrewsbury, wag burned on Saturday aftornoon. O.v Thuraday threo cottaeea wore burned nt the Lako Dunmoro hotel. Caueo supposed to boadofoctlvefluo. Losa about S20CKJ; inaur anco 81000. Dn. M. L. Baxtkii of Washington. D. C. ba. purchased tho old B ixter bomoatead at Derby Llne, whlch has beon In poaaeaslon of tho fam ily slnce 1825. Noitcitoss BitOTHKitg of Worcester. Masa.. have contracted tn bulld the Blllinga library at Burlington for 8100,000. It wlll be of Long- meadow gandstone. Thk S. C. Etstman house ln the north part of Lyndon was burned durlng the temporary nbsonco of the family. Nearly everything waa conaumed. Inaured for 8400. Otis II., n promlalng Ben. Franklin horse. waa aold at Fair Haven, n few daya ago, to Uoston partiea lor fel.ouo. ine horae was ownod by It. Hamllton of ralr Haven. Kawson S. IIu.Mi'iniF.v, Buperlntendent of the Columblan marble qnarry, waa kllled Saturday mornlng while ahackllng cara at tho quarry gwitch near Sutherland Falbj, Information haa beon flled against ThomaH Ward of St. Johnsbury for nbuslng hla wlfe, and Ward has been bound up for appoaranco at Juno court nnd enjolned from dispoalngof hla property. IlcaiNEsa at the Fatrbanks scale shona at St. Johnsbury ia extremely dull, and lt ia under etood that the pay roll for the month endlng tne lotn amountea to oniy iy,uuu, as against 827,000 the prevlous month. It la reported that Mr. Shedrlck. who owna tho land at "Belden's Falla" (Middlebury) on whlch a depoalt ot valuable marble has beon found, haa agreed to gell tho property to Bos ton capltallsts for 850,000. Mr. Shedrlck waa previoualy a poor man. IIenjamin Dodok of Lowell, aged twenty, waa arreated nt Bellowa Falla, Wedneaday, on the cbarge ot forglng an order for goods at one ot the storea. In dofault of ball he was com mitted to j ill. He i3 wanted in Orange county for other nlleged crlmes. The Lamoille county grSnd jury Indictod several rumsellera, who turned nround and presented evldence against the foreman, Drugglst L. B. Sherwln, on whlch hla fellow jurors Indlcted hlm. and he pald hla fino along with the regular offenders. At an early hour Tueaday morning Matthew Flarity waa drowned in Lake St. Catherine while attempting to crosa over on the lce from the east to the west slde of the lake, on hla way to the quarries of tho Poultnoy slato worka, where he waa employed. Mr. Nathan Taft, a Morrlavllle farmer, met with a serloua accident recontly. While feeding hla cattlo ln tho barn he climbed to the hlgh beama, from which ho fell to the floor, striklng on hls hoad and shouldera. He re inatned ucconscioua for a long time. New books are now being added to tho Mid dlebury college library, the reault of donations made for that purpose by Hon. Jamea II. Phelpa of the clasa of 1835 and Hon. Mark Sklnner of Cblcago, who have each given cbecka for 8500 withln a few months. DKPUTV StlEltlKr GEOItOE WALWOUTn of North Bennington haa been arrested for lettlng a rumseller escnpe over the atate llne. Wal wortb insists that he dld hla best to catch the man, layn hla arrest to the North Bennington temperance leaguo and asks for a speedy trlal. Somk mlscreant entered the barn of Cephaa Trefren, ln Lyndon, and put Parig green ln tho feed boxea6tbl8 cattlo. A valuable full- bloKled Jersey twyMf6dllIJite enouc to kill her; the other cattle did not esHtr No roaaon can be assigned for so cowardly an act. Tiie first farmera' instltute of the Benson waa held at Lunenburg, December 18th and 10th. The attendance waa good. The apeak era were Henry Lano, E. W. Pember, E. M. Goodwin, E. R. Towle, M. W. Davla, Secre tary II. A. Cutting, Frank D, Uale and Frank , urant. J. W. Wkiqht of Chlmney Polnt haa begun hla usual slaughterlng of turkeys at thls sea- gon of the year. Ile hag fourteen men en gaged ln plcking the turkeys, and he packs down for f reezlng about fonr hundred per day. He keepa them frozen for summer trade ln new lorK marKet. The dlrectors of the Windsor countv Mutual Fire Insurance company met at Woodstock, Wedneaday evening, to make a final adiustment of lta buslness, and voted to return three-fonrths of one per cent on all notea ln forco February 23, 1883, on whlch the full asseaamonta have been pald to the company. Thk bllnd man. Georgo Pinnln. who haa for years ahowed wonderful lngenulty in handllng frelght, tending switcb, etc, at Shelburne sta tlon, is dead, He had been bllnd from boy hood, and the sklll he displayed at varloua klnda of work, including upbolstering, which he followed aa a trade for some time, was almply marvelous, At Middlebury on Frlday nlght the annual servlcea in commemoratlon of tho Pilgrlma were held in the Congregatlonal church. The address was dellvered by Professor Frank n. roster. Atter tne oananet tne yarlous toaata were happlly responded to by Congreasman Stewart, Kev. Mr. Spoare, Jamea M. Slade and Charles M. Wllds. The house and barn ln Ludlow belonglng to John Goodspeed were destroyed by fire on Sat urday mornlng. The fire baving made consio erable headway before dlscovery, nothlng could be done to nrrest the progresa of the ihmea. The losa wlll probably be about 81,800. There waa an insurance of 81,500 on the houso and barn in the Phconix of Hartford, and 8000 on household furnituro and produce. A STAiiFOitn merchant has been caught bv a new frnud. A drummer called nnd asked the privllege of leaving a show-case contaln ing a good variety of soap. At the end of tho year he would call and get pay for what soap had been sold, The merchant signed a con tr.ict to that eff ect. But at the end of thlrty daya another man nppeared with a contract which had a clause in llne print calllng for payment in thlrty days. In the famous caaea of State vs. E. D. Ilon- ktns, ln Caledonia county, tho Bullard forgery case waa entered nouo proa. ; tne two casea lor larceny were entorod nollo pros nnd not to be brought forward, respectlvely ; tho cnso for tbe Green forgery waa entered, not to be brought forward, nnd in tho cnso for larceny, whlch was trled by tho supremo court in Xoveraber nnd reraanded, tho ball was forfeited and chancered to 8500, whlch was pald. Thk conteraplated Iranrovementa on the St. Johnabury & Lake Champlain road are to be begun atonce. inoroai worK oi laymg stoei ralla wlll not begln untll early spring: but tho steel ls now being purchased, and all repairs durlng tho winter wlll be made with it. Tho old iron ls sold for 824 per ton, and the ateel coata 835, making the actual cost ot the ateel only Sll per ton, Several paasenger cara, In cluding palace and sleeplng cara, wlll aoon be purchased, nnd fivo more new englnoa are to nrrlve thla week. A Vehmont farmor gays, what we supposed to be exactly tho reverso of true, that the liomo growu wheat ls preferable to the most oxpen slvo brands of westorn flour. It does not uc cord with our own experienre or observatlon. But thla may be dno to the fact that the town ln whlch thls farmer llvea (Vershire, Orange county) ia a llmestoue country, whlch la sald to be the beat for wheat. Ho says he ralsed thlrty-three bushela to tho acre thla year. whlch ho does not conslilor moro than a fair crop, For noarly thlrty yenra he has ralsed wheat wlthout a slngle fallure. AoiocW Courter. Monkok, Mlch.. September 23, 1875. Sirs : I have been taking llop lllttera for Inllammn tlon of kldneys and bladdor. They have done for me what four doetora f.illed to do. The ef feet ot llop Blttora aeciued liko maglo to me. W. L. CAltTF.lt. Anoirr 14,000 cotton oporatlves In Lanca shlro are Idlo In, consequenco of a strlko. A oooi) name nt home la a towor of atrongth nbroad. Tentlunwna muchllood'a Siraapi rill.i used In Lowell ns ot any other.