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VERMONT WATOHMAN & STATB JOURNAt, WEDNESDAY, DEOEMBER 20, 1883.
TMK IjITTLlC FKKT. 0, Marv Mother I When von heid , Wllhln your hand tboe little feet Thono dlmplcd, ronj little feet And lald them on jour lieart tlit awelled, And gava them kluei wondron. iweet 0,Mrj Mothetl Had you thought Of the flerce nall, whono cruel art ghonld plerce that tcnder flonh apart T Bnrely that nall, before 'Iwm wrongtit, Had plerccd to dealh your awelllng lieart. llarrtet l'rticctt Sjiofford. Clirlstinus In tlio Forward Hold. 11 Are you suru thoro is any Christmas al sea and bo far away from England V What do they do for holly aud mistlotoo boughs 7" " I Ruoss Christmas camo ovor in the Mayflowor ' with tho Plymouth colony folkB. Beaidcs, peoplo do not nced holly and tho othor thiugs for Christmas. My consin in Palatka, Florida, woro orange blossoms, and Cousin Cicely, at Los Angelos, California, said last winter they had their Christmas troe oovered with geraniums in full bloom. At home, in Kittybunk, wo uso tho fir for a tree and decorato with Roxbury wax-work berries and trailingevergreen." Tho two girls sat on tho sofa in a stato rooin on a White Star stoaraer bound west and a thousand miles from land. The first speaker had beon born in Keut, England, and had nerer before been out of ner native conntry. The other girl, who was rnuch younger, lived, when at home, in Maine. She had, in her brief life, crossed the Atlantio siz timee and boen in twentv statee of the Union. They had met, for the first time, in Liverpool a week ago and were already good friends. Tho English girl'a name was Mary Mas ters. The American rejoiced in the lively title of Fhronie Qaackenbush. For a few moments Mary M&sters sat gazing at her younger friend in sileut amazement. The girl was a source of continnal wonder to her. iler statements were so remarkablo, so nnlike anything Kentish, she couldn't understand the half she aaid. Orange flowers and geraniums in winter I IIow rich the Americans must be to hare such things. Fhronie, for a wonder, was silent, too; and then she roso and said : "111 tell you what we will do. Wo must have a Christmas tree to-night. 1'm going to ask the captain if we can use the saloon af ter dinuer." " Why I how can we ? Wliere can you get holly or a tree V " " I don't know. I guess we can impro viso a tree out of something. Como on. Let's go on deck." They both put on long ulsters and passed out of tho state-room into the sa loon. The place was rather dark and very qniet. Hero and there were people reading or playing gatnes to while away the long, dull hours. The two girls passed between the tables, steadying themselveo occasionally by the chairs, for the ship was rolling slowly from side to aide; then up the broad stairs, holding firmly by the brass railing, and at last out on hurricane-deck. All around them gray, restless sea, with every wave topped with ragged foam, flying before the cold wind. Ihe wind was cold and raw, and the sky like lead. The heavy smoke, pouring from the yellow smoke-stacks, seemed to blot out half the sky, and the tall masts seemed to swing in curious curves ihis way and tbat as the great ship rolled and plunged through the water. The deck was quite clear, and they toon reached the pilot-house and the eiairs leadmg up to tne bridge. Mary felt chilled and disheartened. 1 How could there be any Christmas here ? Fhronie was only concerned as to tbat steep ladder. How could she get up to the bridge and speak to the captain. Just as tbey reached the bridge an officer came down the steps. "Yes, Miss. The captain is on the bridge. He will be down presently." " Thank you, sir. We will wait for him." They were close to the forward end of the deck, and to steady themselves they went forward to the edge and took hold of the railing. Here they saw a singular fiight. The deck below them was filled with immigrants, men, women and chil pren. Fhronie counted thirty-seven seated on the deck to keep out of the bitter wind. There were Irish children in suita much too big for them. There were German babies who looked like little old women. There were brown Italian youngsters, with gold earrings, big enough for their mothers, and f unuy Swedes, and eveu two lively French children and one solemn Kussian baby girl, who looked like a rag doll with a wise head. " Poor things I To think every one will miss the tree and the stockings on the mantle-piece, and Santa Claus." "Ohl"said Mary. "1 dare say they never had such things. They are, no doubt, very good people ; but we couldn't tako any interest in them." Phronie stared in open-eyed wonder. " Well, I guess they are humacs ; and if we bava a tree I shall ask every precious baby to come to see the f un." " Do you think it wonld be proper ? We have never been introduced to them." " Then Fll introduce myself." Just here a big man, wrapped in a long cloak, came up beside the two girls, and said, pleasantly : " Did you wish to see mo, young ladies V" " On I yes, captain. It's Christmas to morrow, and we want to have a tree." " Ho, ho I A Christmas tree on tho Atlautic I Why, I never saw a tree grow ing in the water in mylife; and what would you do for holly Y" " We could rig up a tree; improvise it of ropes or capstan bars. Couldn't we have the saloon this evening, and invite an tnose unnappies down tuere to come, InnV T'm t,,,-.. tt.cn ...:n nk.i.i,. dreadfully. Come, captain, do let us have the saloon for an hour or two." " It's no use resisting, Miss. I alwaya give right up to you American young la dies. I don't know what you mtan todo; but if the forward lower deck will answer, jou're welcome to it. It's ompty, aud 111 Tinvn it nwnnt. rmf nnA ltnl.t..l wi. ' " " I " m mm iigukcu UJ YY 1 tll L11U ship's lantern. Quartermaster I" Just then a grizzly old sailor was pass ing, and he stopped and touched his cap. " Have the forward lower deck cleartid 4ut and fitted up with beuches. Tell the carpenter to do whatever the young la dies wish. It's Christmas." " Falth it is," said the quartermaster, there'Jl bo rare tiraes on the old ship. Suppose the men can come V" " Yes," said Fhrouie. " Everybody is to come, uuless they areon duty. Hurray I" she cried, climbing on thorail and waving her hand to the children below. " We are going to have a tree in tho hold. Every one of you can come." Tho old captain turned away and blew his nose ia a sounding way, as if to hide Bomething in his eyes, and the quartermas. ter wiped a toar away with tuo back of his brown hand. Aa for Mary Maltors, sho felt so strangely sho could not speak. Her oompanion's extraordinary froodom, her hearty invitatlon to tho strango chil dren on the stoerago deck, struok n now chord in her very proper heart. "Quartermaster," said Fhronie, "did you ovor soo a Christmas troe 7" " Once, Miss. It was in '40, when 1 was ashore. It was tho year beforo my goll died. She was n cripplo, aud novor soen a troe 'cept in a ploturo book ; and to please her we had one ; it wero throo feet high and bad two. six-penny candles and presents for all. I nover scen one since." "WoII, sir, you know how it looks; and I want to mako ono for to-night. Couldn't you paint somo etioks and tie 'em togethor 7 " "Dunno, Miss. Carpenter might, or mebby ono of tho mnn could paint a tree on a sail. You could pin tho presents to tho sail, though I don't see how you could risk the oandles." As for the children below, they felt suro an angel, in yellow hair and n brown ul ster, had spoken to them. Not half of them understood all she said; but tbey all caught tho word Christmas, and began to talk about trees and presents and candles, and angols, in eleven differont languages at once. Tho news flew over tho ship liko light ning. Everybody heard thoro was to bo a Christmas tree in the forward hold. The English passengers all said that young American miss was a forward young person, and begged to be intro duced to her, so they could go to tho show. The Americans hold a meeting and appointed a committe of arrango ments to help Miss Quackonbusli, with a president, secretary, aud lourteon vice- presidents. The engineers told tno iire man, and the quartermaster told the sail ors, and the stewards told tho cooka. The baker decided to preparo four hun dred rouni cakes with the lettor C on eacb, for Christmas. The cblef engineer sent a cabin boy to tho library for a copy of Dickens with the story of Tiny Tim. He was over an hourlookingfor the story, among all the Dickens books. You never san tell what a cabin boy will do when he tumbles over a Dickens book. As for the steerage, they talked the whole thing over, in elever different languages, and came to the sage conclusion that Ameri cans were very queer and the most do lightful people on the globe. Everybody talked Christmas tree to every ono he met. Nobody waited any longer to bo introduced to anybody else, but talked in the most friendly way to every one they met. Even tho lonely look-ont on the bows heard about it : and when he li , HUU W UCU 11 U DUigu a sbip on the loud voice : honzon he cried out in a " Three-mastod Christmas tree on the port bow." Everybody worked with might and main. Thero was a sound of hammering below and much running to and fro on deck. JJinner was a dreadful faunre. Nobody could eat a thing and not a soul was seasick. They really wanted to go to the tree. It grew dark early, and the lights were hung on the bows and mast- nead, and tne big red and green lignts gleamed from the Bides. At last it was all ready ; and just at seven bells the ha'.chway was opened and the people poured down tne rougb wooden stairway the carpenter bad bnllt for the occasinn They put all the children on the floor in front and the first-class passengers on the benches behind them, aud the steerage and the ship s foles on seats bebind How tell the wondrous tale ? The tree was painted on an old sail, and the pres ents were laid on a big table in front of it. To be sure, the treo swayed to and fro every time the ship rolled; but this only gave it a breezy animation that was quite natural. Then, too, the beatincr of the great engine could be plainly heard all the time. Nobody cared for this ; for they Knew every stroko of the engine car ried them nearer the land. When every one was seated the captain made a speech iuu oi trees and candles and good times. One of tire lady passengers played the banio, greatly to the delicht of the French, German, Irish, Russian, English and American children. Fhronie recited " The boy stood on the burning deck " in quite a tnnuing way. it wasn't very ap propriate; but it was the only thintr she could remember, and everybody said it was really lovely. Mary Masters did something, too. Sho saug a song about 6pring, which they all said was very sweet. inen, too, there waa a wonderful young man from Gottingen, who dressed up as santa uiaus and gave out the presents and made a speech in fifteen different languages, eo tbat they all heard some thing m their own tongue tbat they could understand, as well as other tbings they could not understand. Suddenly, in tho midst of the fun, thero was a pause a dead silence. The tree shook in a curious way. The captain sprang up the stairs and every one stood up m alarm. The engine had stopped, " Sit down I Sit down, everybody I' cncd tne second omcer. " xnere is no danger. Keep order till we find out what has happened." They wero all indeed very much alarmed and, though they sat down, thev felt un easy till the lady with the banjo began to piay " vvait ior tne Wagon, which sounded quite comforting. Away down in the engine-room, where the enormous machino was keepiug up its swift and ceaseiess beating, sat the chief engineer reading aloud to the fourth assistant engineer. It was the story of Tiny Tim and the wonderful Christmas puddtng ; and, just at the most interest- mg piace ne wanted to show the fourth assistant engineer how the pudding was brought in. He stood up and took hold of the round wheel tbat controla the steam. It looked like a bicr nuddinp plate, and in his enthusiasm he gave it a iwist, anu me engine stopped For a moment they couldn't think what was the matter. Then down the iron Biaira came tne captain, looklng very white and scared, aud tho firemen began to come m from the furnace room to see what was the matter. "It's all. right, sir. Nothing the mat ter. nero sue goes again." The vast engine seemed to sigh sof tly to itself at being compelled to go to work again on ubrlstmas eve. Thero wero dell cate clouds of steam about the sliining piston-rods. Then came deop rumblings and long, gasping sighs. The sliining arms began to move slowly, then faster and faster. Thero wero deep roarings down in tho dark, aud great rushings of water, and once moro the great machino was churuing up tho water and sendiug tne good ship through the sea that dark Christmas uight, mauy miles from land. The captaiu went bitck to the tree and every one felt glad to hear that old engine beating away again and to know it was all right. At one boll the fun was all over, and every child, in saloon and steer. age, was fast nsleop, and Christmas day had comn on tho dark and stormy sea. Charles Barnard, in lndependent. PARSON ll And will complclrly chnngo tho Wood In tho ontlro Ryntem In tlirco montlu. Any porson lui will tnko 1 I'lll cnch nlehl frntu 1 to 13 fvecks, niny bo rcstorod to lonnd lionltli, lfmich a llilnjr bo poeslbln. For I'Vmnlo CnmplttlnlR tlieso l'llls havo nocqunl. I'liynlclnnn uso them for tho curo ot Iil VHH nnd KIDNHY dlnrnnca. Bold ftvorywliero, orsont by mnll for 80o. lll stmnpn. Clrculur fron. I, 8. JOIINSOK & tX) , Hoston, Mius. DIPHTHERIA JOHNSON'S ANODYNE LmiMENT DI9CA9CS of tho Splno. imcninK vmign, "noypuw """" V "V.l. Sold cvcrywlicre, C'lrailen frpo. 11 Is a wrll.knnwn fnct thnt mml of tlio llorno and Cnltlo I'nwdcr aolil In this conn try li worthlcsst that Bhorldan'i Condlllon 1'owdprli absoltiteh pureandveryvaluahle. NotlilnK on Knrtli lll ninkn licns lay llltnSlirrlclun'sCoiulltlon I'ow- .1.. linui i.nn fi.ft.r.rmfiil In ...h nlntnf MAK Jbod. Itwlll ln pmltlrelr provont nnil cnro I HoitCholra,&o. OUIfVCM UTI l?DA aror. VflllWiVLiia wiivbi.iint SOIiU 11Y C. ItLAKHLKVt REMEMBER That Farwell is closing out his stock of Clothing, Hats, Caps, Furs and Furnishing Goods very chcap " Before moving into his new store." All shop-worn or old style goods will be closed out regardless of cost. Chil dren's Overcoatsfrom $1.75 upwards. Men's Overcotits from $3.00 upwards. Black Beaver Ulsters, $5.00. Look at them before buying elsewhere. iA'MAH WHOISUNACQUA1NTIO WITH THE OIOORAPHV OrTHIS COUN TRY WIIL 8tt BY rXAMININQ THIS MAP THAT THC CHICAGO, ROCK ISLAND & PACIFIC R'Y IJy tho central positlon of Hb Uno. conuct'ts tho East and the West by tho ahortest romo, nii d car rlea oajsenccrrt. without chanco of cara. betwcea Chlcofe'o and Kansns Clty, Councll BlulIdLeavcn worth, Atchlson, Mlnncapollc ard 8t Paul. It oonnccts ln Union Dcpots wi ti till tho pnnctpul llncsof road bctwecn tho Atlaitric cit tlio ra' 'no Occans. Ita equipmcnt ia unrtvaled nnd macmn ocnt, belnjc coinpoucd of Moat Corafortablo and JJcauttful Vay Ccaclies, MascHittccnt Horton Ito clinlnft Cliair Carn, Vullmnn's Pretttcat I'alaco Slccplnc Cara, and tho licst Lino of IMnlnK Carn ln tho world. Thrco Traiui bctwecn ClilcaRO and Mlsaourl Htver Folnta. Two Traino betwcn Chi cagoaud MinncapoliaandSt.Paul.via thoFamous "ALBERT LEA ROUTE." A Now and Dlroct Llne, vlnScnoca and Kanka koc, haa rocently hccn opened botwcen Richmond, Norlolk, Newport Nurri, Ciiattnnooga, Atlanta, Au- fuata.NaJhviile.Loulsvino.Lexincton.Cinctnuati, ncfianapolie and Lafayctto, and Omalta, Winueap olia aud tiu Paul aud lutcrmediate pointa, All Through Pftdsoncera Travol on Tast EiprcBB Tralns. Ticketa for ealo at all principal Tlckct Offlcca in tho Untted atatca atfd Oanada. BacCftCQ ohcckcd throuch and ratea of faro al waya oj low as corapotitore tliatoilcr leas advao taen. ror detailed InrormaUon.get tho Mapsand Fold cra of tho CREAT ROCK ISLAND ROUTE At your nearcfat Ticket Offico, or addrcsa R. R. CABLE, E. ST. JOHN, I'ni. & Utin'l M'x'r, fica'l Tkt. h it, CHICAGO. Geo. P. Boyce, Tie Barre ClotMer! Ilaa a full ttock of Men'e, Youtlu and lloyx' Hats, Capa, Doota and HIkhx, Fnr Coats, Robea, Itlank etn, Trnnks, Trarellug Ilags, etc, whlcli he U stlllnc al buttom prlcea. CEORGE P. BOYCE, FiiuNOirs nr.ooic iiaiikk, vt. Poor, White & Co., BAIMKERS, 45 Wall St Now York, Ilroken and Dealera ln Kallway and all other Securltle. ItAir.WAY INVKSTJIKNTS Hipeclaltj.lntheiielectlon and ntlinataof which their lonir comiectlon with I'our'it AlHinutl r lliill nmi a gjvi them ann-lat ndantagea, Correapond ence Invlled and Inqulrlra amweied. Uepoilt acrounH reclevedaudlnteiesiallowej, 'jij.40 Junction House, KHSKX. JUNCTION, VICKMONT, C. E. Domoritt, Proprlotor. Tlila homo lias iately been ttioroughly re palred and put in good nlmpe for iiccouiodatlon of KllO.-iU. $5 tO $20,Mir!,,"T l Sampleaworlh Mfrce. lu yt.u Alilitt rlvMK A Co., I'ortland. Ild. PURGATWE pil I 0 iigiir m j Croup, AMImm, IlronchUln, Npnrnl Cln, Klipiimntlem. JOIINRON'S ANO I Y N R 1.1 N I M KNT (or nterual mnd Ertrrnnt Use) will hixantancoiialvjrellcve thcic terrlble (llifanos, nnJ will poMtlrrljr cuno lilno tmn out of tcn. lnformnUon thnt will gnve manr llvra ttnt frre hy mall. Don't dclay a moment. l'rcvcntlon Is licUtr than cure. cu , u' m 'itfjnu i.. "iT.'-.V "VV.i. """ I H. JOUN'BOM A C0 lloBton, Man. E HENS LAY 8old pvcry wliorc, or wnt by mall for 25c. In rnrnuhed Inlarne cnni.priccll.wii hy raall, C1.20, Clrculari froo. I. 8. JOHNSON & 00., ikwlon, Mau, MONT1-HI.IISK, VT. C3TSb8crlber for the ATLANTIC MONTHLY aro retiuvatecl tn rennrr their aabacrlptlnnH at once, a there mny bo no (lelay ln recelvlng the .Tanunry numbcr. " THE ATLANTIC, dependent alone on reading matler fur its success, is bril liant alnve all othcra in Ihis respect, and never has bten so fresh, so versatile, so genial, as U is now." The Litorary World. .JHE ATLANTIC HQNTHLY For 1884 WlUbeof the ame KtcrlinR nnd Terled eicellence aa licretoforc , glvltiK the beit Serl il and Short Storlew, Es Mja, Sketchea, I'oetry, Ciftlclpm, and dlscosslon of lm iwrtantllmely Toplrn. CONTKinUTOKS: Tho best wrtters ln Amerlc ln lta depart ments. I'ltlCK: $4aear,iotiigefre. KemittanceRshouU be made by mooey order, draftt or rrgUtereU letter to HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN&CO., 1 I'ark Strccl, Itoslon, Jlass. Instruction in Elocution I MltS, A. C. AVEIULT, Will rewlve pnril for prlvate innttuctlon, or tn plapes, n dr-nlre!, at her home on Kltn tret-t. The followln? suM'Ctfl will rtcelve attentl n s I'hynUwl Iraialng, Ar tlitfo Kefplrallon, Vocal Cullure (p'cxlurtton of Tone, Qiml tv, lnfiectlonl, ArHculHtlon (Ortheepy), Eniphala (inrt I'hraMnfr. Ihftlc (linirtftlci", Keclt.itlon, (Iffltwe, ApproprUte KeadlnK anu Iirl 1 Kxerclae ln 1'roee ftii Tietry. Termm 'lwpntt lfpaoiiB, ln chtttse nott'xreed Ing niteen memteri, $1.00j ln c'as-fs of len than flve $MHi; piivate lnntrtHllon (twenty leonorj), 110.00. For lurtheriuforinallon call on or flrt'lrffs 26-28 Mbs. A. C. AVKHILL Montpelier, VU MDST RELIABLE F0DD IN 1HEW0RU! re .rrs DIET OLD PEOPLE vnua aiiiv, U,CS,l.!i,:.1t SALEM LEAD COMPANY, LEAD PII'E and SIIEET LEAU. Al! gooduarraxtedto bccqual lolhtbtttin themarlei, fsAHK A. ilROWH, Treiu. HALKS1. MAS& NOTICB. The annual meeting of the etockholdera of the Water bury Natlonal Ilank, for the ch( lceof Hltectors for the enaulntcyear, will beheld atflatd hank lu Waterbnry.on Tuuday, Januarjr 8, 18SI, at one o'clock, r. u. CIIARLKH WELLS, Cathler. Waterhnry, Vt., Nov. !, 1893 . 54-29 AGEWTS WANTED for onr new ltellgiriw book. the sroAUat suc- cess of thftvtiar. 8eod for Ulut rU4 (irrular lf you waut Lrt tf U II lL . Vlnd I VIV to iimka moiiej. 'cincinnatl.'ohlo The Besf "WJiy It theBest: lt will cut faster tlmn any other saw ; it will cut easier than any other saw ; it is kept in order easier than any other saw ; it is made of the best spring steel ; and it is tempered and ground hy the most skilled workmen. ALL IQNDS AND LENGTHS SOLD BY 1K L. Fuller & Son, - - - - Montpelier, Vt. THE WHITE THE WHITE Stands acknowledged the King of Sewing Machines. It lma tho only porfect AUTOMATIC BOBBIN WINDERcrcr mado, wliidlng every bobblu ns Binooth ns n spool of llk. ltluuthobrst EMBROIDERER In tlioworld. H will do tlio whlcst rnngo of work, nnd la tho LIQHTEST RUNNING mathlne In tho markct. Agcnts wanted In unoccnplcd torrltory. CLARK & FREEMAN, 163 TREHONT ST., BOSTON, MASS. Tho Whlle maphlnea aro nold In Waterbury, I)ni burv, WattnreM, llorplnwn, Stowe, Ilnlton and Fayiton bv .1. O. OKMIOH. Wnterhurr. Vt. All lettera of lnqulry tn regard to tlio WhMe will rfcMvo proroptat- tennon. a (tooa aMorimenioi raarnines conianiiygn nana ai my riore. j, u. uniuuo Central Vermont Railroad. "Enstcrn" Stnndnrd Time. Commencing November 19, 1883. Traint Going South tcill Xeave Montpelier as folloxesi 9.25 am aiAii,, rrom m. Aioana ana jinruntnon III' tor Coocord. Manchenter, Nashna, Wor- oepUr, Lowell, ntchlmtB, llonton, Sprlng fleld, New London and ew Yorfc. mFAST THAI.V. from Montreal, Ogdenn- tmrg and the Weat,for Hoeton.vla Lowell, and New York via Hprlnirfleld and New lyndon, rnllman Drawlnj Room Carto norton vla Lowell and New York Tla 12.35 bprlngfield, I.OCAL KXPRESS, from 8t. Alban. Rnt land and lliirllnk'ton for White Rlrer Junctlnn, Siirlngfleld, New lyndon and 10.15 p. m. New York. SlVeplng Car to Bprlngfleld. 19 4(1 a m SIOI1T EXl'ltKSS, from Montreal, 0 lt,tu a, III, rlenburi! and tlio Went for liofton vla Lowell, and all ixilnU ln New EngUnd. Ulecplni; Can to lloaton Tla Lowell. Tralns Going Korth and West: Olt. m NIOIIT EXl'RESS, from Bonton and New J.IJ d, III, YorX for Montreal, OKdennbnrg and tha Went. Sleepirw Car to Montreal. 0 OR i m LOCAL EXrilESS, from White RWer O.LJ d. Ul, Junctlon for Ilurllngton, HU Albana and Richford. 9 Rfl n m DAY EXrRE"!, for Burlington, St. Al O.JU U, lll, tians, Montreal, OgdentbnrgandtheVYeet. Drawlnn Itoom Car to Montreal. 6.55 p. m. C1U0A(, EXPRES3- TrnliiK lenTe for Itarro at 7.M a. m., 10.45 a. rn. and 4.13 p. ni. TtironiUi tlcketjt to Chlcaijo and all pointa Yi et for late at the principal Rtatlona. J. W. I10DART, Oeneral Manaior. H. W. cnMMINO1, Oeneral Pafwenger Agent. MUSICAL CIFTS! Cliristinas! NewYears! Gems of English Song. S SSSS?2i5! largcd nnd bet eollectlona of tho klnd. Minstrel Songs, Old and New. Juit'e Site pag-t. All the old-time, world-famoua Mln atrel aud 1'lantntlon aonga. Musical Favorite. Z$Jl&iiXi& I'l.ino plecen, Gems of Strauss. M&ttS&?3SS biilltanttnuslclu the world. Guitar at Home. iSajff,r"-- Voca""ld l'rlce sf enrli of the above books, $2.00 In boArda, $2.50 cloth, and $3.00 gllU Musical Literature. Rltur'n I1ISTORY OT MUSIC, two Tolnmen. each I1..V); Mendelnsohn'a Umutlful Lettera. two volnmee, enrh SI.75J Mozirt'i LetterK, two TOlumeR, each $1.50. I.IVES OV HKETIIOVEN ($3 001. OOTTSCIIAI.K ($1,501, CllOriK ($1.50). I1ANI1KL ($JO0). MIW-HKI.S-'OIIN ($150). ItOSSINI ($1.75), VON WK.IIKR (twoTOlnmM, ech $150), SCIII'MANN' ($1.50). l'OL KO'S MiKTCHKS ($150), URUIN'0'3 lllOGKAl'll IUAL SKUTCllKS (S1.75). OLIVER DITSON & CO., Boston. The Nantasket Roller Mi Supersedeg all otliers. S,C500 in caa at Nantasket Beach -,xrr-,.Tr r33Sentt for " 3"5'r-;- Trlce LUta, Naiitasket Roller Skate Co., 25 Middle Street, BOX 78. LOWELL, MASS. For Sale or to Rent. The AWJah Ilerrlng farra, altuated ln Moretown, about ilx miles from Montpelier, contalnlng abont 4(0 acrea, more than one-half In tlmber. Thl farrn cnt orer (litjr toni of ba, tbla aeaaon, etock and tools will be (old or rentednltlithefarm. Kor further partlculara addrea 53-tf Uox 137. Montpelier, Vermont. Auclion Every Saturday, At two o'clock r. u., ln Carr'n ComraUalon House, Ilacon niock,rtonth Maln Htrwl, Montpelier, Vermont. Tea, 8ugHri, Orooerlee, I'roTlalons, Wooden Ware, Kurniture, Tobaceo, Clgaia, etc. Con.lcnment of gocta folk'lted. Einploynieut furntshed, and help acoured at hort notlce. 4-tf 1. CAItJt, Auctlouer. Saw in the WorId -TltE CH AMPIO-N.. . A. 0, BROWN'S Insurance Agency, MONTPELIER, VT. Capital Rcpresented, $150,000,000, In thoeo days of doubt and nncertalnU ln businoes, ospocially in tho standing and Bolvenoy o Firo and Llfo Inauranco Com- panios, tho attention o lnsurers ia reetxwb tnlly called to the following list of reliable and substaniial Companios ropresentod in this Agency. Life Oompany. Connecticut Mut. Life Ins. Go. Or HARTFORD, A. 0. BB0WN, Goneral Agentfor Veraont. Tlilrty-llftll Annnal Htatemcnt. AaaeU, Decembor 11, 1880, W,KflfiB Bnrplua, (S Ratlo ot upenM of management to rectpta, 7,7 per ooqU Fire Oompanies. Northera Insurance Company OF EXGLAMi, Organlzed ln 1830. - - Afwetfl, 825,225,600. Imperial Fire Ins. Company or ENGjjstim, Organized ln 1803. - - Asseta, 512,270,090. Phconix Assurance Company or ENOZAxn, OiKanlicd in 1782. - - - Assotg, 88,107,125. First National Fire Ins. Co. OF WORCESTER, 3TA8H., Organized in 18G8. - - - Aatete, 8300,000. Pennsylvania Fire Ins. Comp'y Or miZADELl'UIA, Organized in 1825. - - - Ansets, 1,600,000. Philadelphia Fire Association OF PHJI.AJiEZVUIA, Organized in 1820. - - - Assetg, 84,000,000. Insurance Co. of State of Penn. or viiiijAheli'uia, Organized in 1794. ... Assetg, 8600,000. New York City Insurance Co. OF XEW YORK, Organized in 1872, ... Asoeta, 8425,000, The Uoyal Insurance Comp'y Or ENGLAND, Organized ln 1845. - - Ansetg, gold, 820,000,000 London & Lancashire Ins. Co. Or ENGZAJfB, Organized in 1801. - - - ABsete, 87,000,000. Commercial Union Ass'ce Co. Or ENGZfAND, Organized in 1801. - - Asaets, 819,351,671. Lancashire Insurance Comp'y Or ENGLAND, Organized in 1852. - - Aosets, gold, 810,000,000. La Confiance Insurance Co. Or ERAJfOE, Organized ln 1844. - - Assetg, gold, 86,700,000. Continental Insurance Comp'y OF NEW YORK, Organized in 1852. - - - Assets, 83,100,000. Manhattan Fire Insurance Co. Organized in 1872. - - - Assets, 8900,000. Connecticut Fire Insur'ce Co. Or HARTFORD, Organized in 1850. - - Assets, 81,600,000. Travelers' Insurance Comp'y Or UARTrORD, raid-up Capital, 8000,000. Assets, 84,955,990.42. Pecnre a General Accldent Tollcy for a npeclfleil srim, to be pald tn caM of death bv accldent, or a weeklv In demnlty lf the lnjury whotly dlaablea the lnsured from hla employment. It will be wrlttea for one or more monthB or a year, aa ruay be deelred, and the coet la so low aa to place a comfortable Insurance wltbln the reach of almoat every man whoae time and labor are of aay value to hlm and bls famtly. One ln aliteen of the ln aured have recelved cash paymenta under their accldent uoliclee. Large risks placed at a moment's nr tico, aud at eouitable rales. Lossos ad justed and paid at this ofBee, and due notice of expiration of policiea given. Correspondence, and ordera by mail or telegraph, faithfully attended to. A.. C. BROWN, General Insuiianoe Agent, Montpelier, Vt. Montpelier &Wells R. R. R. Taking Effect October 8, 1883. Trains feure Montpelier as follotcs! Mall at 8.20 A. H Eiprwl at 1.35 r. M.. MUed at 1.00 1', H.; arrlve at Wella Rlver at 10.10 A. u., 3.M r. H., 7.20 r. n. Trains leave Wells Rieer as folloxrsi MUed at 5.00 A, u Eipress at 10.30 A. k., MkH at 3.45 r. x.; arrlvo at Montpelier at 9.00 A. 12.20 r. u., 5.35 r. m. Trains leavlng Montpelier at 3.20 A. x. and 1.35 r. X. niake eloee eonuH-llons at Wells Rlver for all pointa ln the White MounUlns; alao for Boston and all tutenue dlate pointa. W. A. SFOWELL, Superinttndmt. K, W. MOIWK. Ofneraf Pai$rnatr Agent. Farm for Sale ! The home farm of II. O. Joneti. late of Uarre, d ceawd, contilulng atoiit one huwlrttl dl1 Gf ty aemt. All of whtch U nuiubly tlivMeil into tlllHRe, pHBttire and wood land. HaM farm la Mtuated about two mllM eusterly of llarro vlllafce. There ts a cojcI suaar orrhard on ihe place, and excellcut running water to botU houie and b.ini. The bulMlng ar la gool repilr, and tUa fatm U ln a hlgh state ot rultlration, Tenns easy, Ia qulreof COKNEMA K. JONKS, Kxecnlrlx or of W. A, & O. U. IIOVCB, llarre, Vt, Xoveraber 7, IR83. Jl-tf Good Canvassers Wanted. We ofler rare indurement to pfol Mtfnts. Kitty readeror tbtn paper whortnirfHurii)Riit-iit woikand Irtre pay. wtih a fine pure gold uatch preefiited fr, nhouluBeDdfltohculorourUrce bundle of par t1culan. Large I'upply ofnmple fnt Iree, AildreM WHhnlue AlnnufacturJuKC'in Chailotte, Mlch. D