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VOL. 84. 4314. MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNKSDAY, .HINE 19, 1889. NUMKEK 25. THE VERMONT WATCHMAN. rvauniD mn wiwnkhhay nv The Watchraan Publishlng Company At Montpelier, Vt. artiiuu ROFK1 O'eneral Kdttor. Montpelier, Vt. T. II. IIOSKINS, M. I N.WpOTt, Vt.. Affrtciiltirtil Kditor. Tkrms 82.00 year; 81.00 for six months; llfty cents for throe months. Rpiipw Y'our Subseriptlons. Renewal blanks have been sent to n large number of subseribers whose stibseriptions have expired. Muny others WllJ discovor by a glanee at the labels on their pnpcrs tliat their subscrlpllons are due. We re tUet of each Olll a prOtD.pt renewal. The BiiiiiH are sninll, lmt the nggregate is large. Send them along. Job Printtng Deptrtment. The WATfHMAN jnii prlntlng departmeni has lately been thoroughly overhauled, new and uttractlve styles of type added and fa eilitios for doing all klndl of prlntlng pro vided. Anything in tlm way of OOmtBOO printing from a labcl to a poster, or in tht ftner grades of commeroial work, includtng uote, letter and bill-hcads, statcmonts, eir- oulars, buslness oards, offlclal reports, hooks and pamphlets can l)e promptly fiir Dtshed in a ipiality of workinanship and at prices that will insure satisfaction. Wc aolioit the orders f the people of Washing- tou and adjoining coiinties. Watchman Ptm.IsHINii Company. Bnsiness nnd Amuspinput Aiiiioiiiicenipnts. To Webster's for Ihe bicyele. Fans ani parasoi.s at Wbeatley's. Skk Webster's Bdvertiaement on corsets, T. II. Lance of Cabot buys all grades of wool. Baruains in stitnnier dress goods at Webster's. Krr.vch tlannel dress shirts at Knight's, Waterbury. A laror as.sortment of shirt-waists at tweuty-tive cents each at Farwell's. Programmks of all kinds, wedding cards and invitations at the Wat hman job ollioe. All wool business suits at Knight's, Waterbury, for Sx. Jf.rsev u.ndkkvests for twenty-five cents at Wbeatley's; silk, 81. If you bave a job of printing of any kind send to tbe Watchman otllce. Another lot of tbose twenty-rlve-cent India gauze vests for ladies just received at Knigbt'H, Waterbury. Call and see tbe new shade hats and tbe ehildreu's daisy ha's at tbe Misses Fisk. You cin buy at Knight's, Waterbury, an IndigO blue suit for 88. Look hrrk! A beaded wrap for S4.oO. A big bargain, nt Wbeatley's. Pkople desiring a good aint for build ings, at a low prioe, are referred to tbe ad vertisement of the Patrons' Paint Works. Fine open-front, white dress shirts at Knight's, Waterbury. A. Clark, dentist, will bfl absent froin his otlice until .Tuly H, 1HKU. Orders by tiiH.il for job printing promptly tilled at the Watchman ofliee. If you want a dandy neoktie drop in at Knight's, Waterbury, Thkkk will be an iee-cream festival and dance at LeviBOD & Lamb's hall, East Calais, Tuesday evening, June 24, Kemf.miikk that table linen for twenty five cents at Wbeatley's; also those dress goods for twenty and tweuty-tive cents. Knkiht. at Waterbury, sells the eele brated MiMillen pauts. He bas thetn in sizes frotu thirty to forty-eight Inoh waist. Rarnari Si mner & Oo, advertise bar gains in dress goods and desirable liaM '4 staple goods in this number of the Watch man. Hi.ai K kjsh-nkt DRAPERY at. Wbeatley's for $1.20 a yard, Theie goods are all silk and forty inches wide. See thein before you buy. The books of the Catholte Publlcation So ciety, 0 Barclay stroet, New York, are on sale at the book-store of 1). F. iOUg, Montpelier, Vt. BxciunoB watf.r (ron Baratoga Bprings pure, fresh, sparkling and gettuttlt by the glass or gallon, at Frank II. Baioom'l drng and l igar-store. " Linen soi.e ikisk " will not crock nor fade, atld will OUtWeai any two pair of cot tan sole hose. Try thein. Tbey ean le found ai Webster's, G, V. Wilder bas in stock at his musio store several second-hand organs, innde by Mason Hainlin, Kstcy and Ccorge Woods Co., wbich he will aell at rery low price$. There are uiany veterans who have claiins for pensions pending that would do well to OOtUUit Janies K. Curran, who baS had over six years' experieni e as a special examiner and is thOTOHgbly familiar with all the laws and ruiings of the departments, He makei inerease and rejected claiins a sppcialty. Adviee free, White's Comhination Washino ani Vrin(1IN(1-Machine. It washeseverything, froin a laee ccdlar to the coarnest tnaterial. Washes better than can he ilone liy hand, aml in one-third the time and witb one quarter tbe lahor. A great Huccess. A few salcsmeii wanted. Aiblrestt C. L. Hoberts, general agent, Montpelier, 't. Try tbe (iold Medal Harsaparilla for rbeuinatiHiii, scrofula, l atarrh, dyspepsia, or any blood disease. Being cmnhined with red dover and other Oftrefully-Seleoted IBWUolBMi it bas no erpial. Sold by all Bltdioini dealers. Seventy-llve eoiits for large hottles; six for 84.09. ,1. V. Itali coek, Montpelier, Vt. " Wehtmorkland County, Pbnn., Ifay U, 1889. Mr. o. W. Ingirtoll, Dtur Bin 1 painted my barn tbree years ago with your paint, and it looks better to-day thr.n buildings in this MOtlOD painted with white lead. Very truly yourH, C. B. Klshnr." BM ailvprtisenient of Patron's Paint Works on sccond pagp. -Etlitor. Amonh the prosperous and pininently use fnl institutions of this eonntry Ih the Npw Kngland (lonservatory of Mnsic, Ijiteraturp, Art, Klocution, ptc. Its courses of Instruc tioO and corpH of tpachers have bppn proved to cotnpare favorahly with those of the con servatories of Europe. See advertlsement on eighth page. Thr llrst hot day sends its caloric, into all the upbolstered furniture In the hou.te. We nppd a few pieces of rattan furniture for sunuupr use. Hattan Is a good Investment. A rattan chair, with reasonable use, will la.st a life-tiine. Visit the pxhlbition of rat tan furniture this week at the warerootns of Paine's Furniture Company, tx Canal strept, Boston. A I'Ackaok to inake live gallons of Dr. Bwett'l EtOOt Beer, twenty-tlve cents; by mail, thirtv-onp cents; fonr packages, .fl.00, prcpaid. Composed of sarsaparilla, life of tnan, jnniper, etc, etc. An agreeable drink, White acting gently and benellcially on the tOtnaeh, livpr and kidnpys. Put uponly at the New Kngland Botanic DepOt, 348 Wash ington street, Boston, Mass. Groroe A. Ainsworth, Williamstown and Barre, dealer in pianos, organs and sewing-machines. Barre heaihuarters, Por ley Chandler's jewelry-store. He ha.s the agency for the White scwing-macninc. " wblah was awarded the highpst prptnium on sewing-machines at the great eentennial exhibit at Cineinnati, Ohio, 1HSS, for sim pllolty of construction, d trability of parts, adaptability of adjnstmcnt, light and quiet rnnning." Fniiowmrnt POLICT No. 4:t,S.'t!l was tssued bj the Connecticut Mutual Life Insurani e Company February '7, 188S to mature May II, 18K!l, at wbloh time the company paid in cash to tbe insured, including 840 paid February Tt, 1889, 91,067.09. Total of pre miums paid to the eompany by the in sured, Sf:i.r.'J7. Protit, besides the benelit of the risk twenty-four years, S4:U.S0. ,1. R. Spaver, agent, No. 1'J State street, Mont pelier, Vt. Farm and stock for sale in Worcester, OOnslStlng Of abotlt tbree hutulreil acros of well-cultivateil farm land, wbich will be sold in lots to suit purchasers: also two sets of farm buildings in good repair. There are also twelve eows, two Jersey heifers, six two-year-old heifers, tive yearlings, one three-year-old stag, tbree shcep, twenty-six hens, :md farming tools of all kinds. All the above will be sold Imtnedlately at hir prices and on easy tenns. Inquire of Eras tttl Tlubbard, Montpelier, Vt. Thk New Enoland Mutual Lifk Insur anck Company issues life-rate endowment policies at the old life-rate premuim. An nual eash distributions are paid upon all policies. Every policy bas indorsed thereon tbe cash-surrender and paid-up insurance values to wbich the insnred is entitled by the Massachusetts statute. Painphlets, rates and values for any age sent on appli cation to Jatnes E. Curran, Montpelier, gen eral agent for Vermont. The six and one-half per cent guaranteed tirst mortgage loans and six per cent regis tered coupon bonds issued by the Pierre Savings Bank, Pierre, Dakota, are exceed ingly desirable investtnents. Those having tunda to invest at this time of the yearshould examine these securities. Full information will be given by A. O. Cummins, eastern manager, who not only bas these securities for sale, but pays interest and principal, when due, at the ofiice of Peck & Cuininins, Montpelier, Vt. For Sai.k. An excellent farm is offered for sale in Williamstown, Vt., abont two miles from the village, comprising two hun dred forty acres of land in a good state of cultivation, with suitable buildings thereon. Will keep a large stock of cattle and a teain. It bas a very tiue sugar orchard of some fifteen hundreil to two thousaud maples. This farm is well watered, has good pasturage, etc. It will be sold tOGOr respond with the titnes. For furtber infor mation apply to I). W. Oummlogt, Mont pelier, Vt. The Farmers' Trust Company. This company wa incorporated in 1HH5 and has been in active liusiness since. It bas a paid up capita of tifty tbousand dolUtfl auil a spei ial gnarantee fund accumiilated wbich antOUDtl at this time to about twelve tbou sand dollars. Wblle tlie eontrol of the company is in the bands of well-known resi dents of Vermont, it relies exclusively on western security in the inatter of invest ment, and makes no loan which the mana gers can not ascertain by personal investi gation to be secured heyond all ouestion. Safety has been tbe tirst OOnaideratiotl. Witb this end in view the company will gnarantee the payment of six, and in many i aes seven, per cent interest to purchasers of its securities, believing that this is all that tbe safest linc of investmcnts and con- servative tnanagement will warrant, Tbe rTarmeri1 Trust Company bas Degotiated about six hundred loans, secured oo reai estate. In each ca.se investors bave received tbeir interest promptly and the principal at maturity. The company has BOqUlred no land by foroclosure. These are facts wbich investors are invited to investigate. lians are eonstantly on hand from two hundred dollars and upwards and are for sale at the offlot in Montpelier, Vt. Correspond witb F. A. lwinell, president, or fiitorge W. Wlng, treasurer. Montpelier and Vit'iuity. F. W. Miiiisk and wife are in Boston this week .1. T. Saiiin sings bass iu the choir at tbe Baptlst ohuroh, J. J. K. Kaniiai.i. of llutland is vlsiting at 0. P- Forhush's. II. II. Nkwton made a visit to Boston the tirst of the week. Jui.ia Kkith of Cl icago is visitlng her itnele, H. H. Loomis. E. W. Bailey and ilaugbter of Chicago were in town last week. Mns. Maiiei. Ai.i.knhpai keh of Boston is vi.iiting Mrs. P. L. Lyons. Epwaru Vatta of Andover, N. II., Is vis itiug his relutives in town. 8mith 8. Bali.ari bas aecepted the poHi tion of station agent at Barre for tbe Barre extension of the Montpelier & Wells Hiver railroad. Frkd McCiikn wont to his home in Ver gennes Baturday nlght for a sliort visit. Stim.mah D. Ai.i.kn has sold his lot on Liberty street to A. B. flraut for 81 ,,100. 1R. A. B. ItisnitR sang In C. F. Lowe's plaoe in Christ cburch choir last Snnday. Mrs. Dki BRtORAM of Orand Hapiils, Mlch., is visitlng her fatber, W. G. Ferrin. W. A. tiOIO. Biq., has been confined to the honse by sickness for tbe pant tcn days. Miss Carrir Cross will start for New Haven, Conn., on Saturdav, for a month's vlslt. Kkv. O. T. BavmonI) excbanged last Sunday with Uev. Mr. Hall ot Berlin Corner. Mn. Wrkiht expects to preach In Wrightsville next Sunday afternoon at two o'clock. Wii.i.iam T. Dewev has moved into his house on Baldwin street recently iur- chased of H. D. Hopkins. Hk.v. (i. W. l'KRRY of Rutland, the state geologist, wivs in town last week arranging tlie caliinet at the cnpitol. The Cbildren's day concert at Trinity cburch, Bunday evenins next, will eom nience at balf-past six o'clock. F. B. Rheparo has arrived from the West and is stopping With Williain llrock. He expects lo reinain for tht' summer. Thr meinbers of the senior class of Nor wich 1'niversity were in town yesterday, and were photographed by Hariow. Wai.tkr BVLBAM had a knee badly m jnred wblle toadlng cars at the Montpelier & Wells Hiver station one day lael week. RtV. .1. IlAitav I Iolokn is to preach in Middlesex ni'xt Sunday afternoon m 2:10 o'clock, and in Waitsfield at 7:30 o'clock in the evening. The Ladies' Library Ouild bas received the generoiiH gift of 50 from the Apollo (Ilub. The clnb merits the ( ommendatiOD of the commnnity. THl Barre extension of tbe Montpelier & Wells lliver railroad was opened for travel last Monday. Tbree passenger trains each way will be run datly over the road. Uev. Howabd f. HtLt is at Rutland this Week, attending the Hiocesan Convention. Colonel Fred E. Smith and others from Chrilt cburch are also in attendance. Thk publio exercises of Washington County Grammar and Montpelier Unlon Scbool wiil he bebl at the opera-house next Friday evening, beginning at eight o'clock. Ckorof. B. McLean has moved into the house on Bailey nvenue recently pur chased by T. ,1. Deavitt. Mr. McLean is foreman in tbe Wetmore - Morse polishing shop. Thk memhers of Hiawatha Lodge of Odd Fellows, at Barre, who helong to Thomas Wildey Encampment are soon to withdraw and establisb an encampment in connection with tbeir OWU lodge. At the Sunday evening tneetingof Trin ity Christian Endeavor Society, George ,1. Newton was cbosen delegate to the annual conference at l'hiladelphia next inonth. M. F. liurnbam is the alternate. The name of James R. Langdon, Mont pelier, bas been on the Watchman's sub seription list continuously from the issue of tbe tirst numlier, and if not tbe oldest is one (jf tbe oldest names on tbe list. Mrs. A. A. Eari.e of White River Junc tion was in town yesterday to give her tes titnony before Special Examiner Edgerly in the application of her mother, Mary Larabee of Craftsbury, for pension. Wilmam K. Sandf.rson, secretary and treasurer of tbe United States Olothea-pln Company. returned Baturday from a two months' trip taking onlers in'Pennsylvania. He also visited the scene of the JonnttOWn calamity. Mr. ani Mrs. Hknry Ci.ay Scott, re turned Baturday nlghl from tbeir wedding tour, and are to remain at tbe residence of Mrs. Scott 's parents.on Barre street, for tbe remainder of tbe week. Tbeir future home is in Chicago. The state Board of Healtb will examine the sanitary conditton and ventibition of tbe state-house on Tbursday of this week. I)r. Charles L. Allen of Rutland, secretary of tbe board, has called a special meeting for that purpose. The sewer on Barre street became ologged last week, and, OWing to the heavy rains, many of the cellars were over tlowed. An excavation was made on .Mon day at the corner of Main street to locate and remove tbe obetruction. Tm state Board of Healtb, wbich meels In this village on Tbursday, will be invited to go to Williamstown, we underatand, to ail- vise as to measures to prevent Ihespread of small-pox, in case there should be a furtber development of the disease in that town. Over twenty applioantl for pension re- ported for examinatlon to the board of urgeona on Wednesday of last week, an UnUltially large number. As tbe board is llmited to twenty examinations in one day several applicants were eompelled to wait another week. KnoAU CUMMINOI dedicated his new barn on Bemlnary Hill, Monday, in approved Ityle, About elgbty couples were present and tested tbe stability of tbe doorlng by dancing thereon right merrily. Refresh- menta were furnished by Mr. Gumtntnga, and every one present eiljoyed a royal time. The St. Bernard Fishing Club returned last Wednesday from a week'i campaign at Cbapleau, Canada, H. W, Kemp, .1. W. lirock, F. A. BtandUh and ('. Putnam were the meinbers from Montpelier. During tbeir seven days in eamp tbe party caught 2,819 trout, each weigblng from one-fourtb of a pound to four pounds. Haknkv Boakks, an employe at tbe itoce- sheds on Barre street, met with a painful accidenl last Wedneaaay. a plece of iteel shot from a drill which be was manlpu lating and embedded Iteelf in his wrist, severing an artery. The Wound bled pro fu.ely, bul was oarefully dreased by Hr. Chandler, anil Barney is doing well. Thk Meebauics Building and ConstTUO- tion Company is negotUtlng witb partiei in Richford, Vt., for tbe erection of several cottage houiet on tbeir lands near the Ploneer shop iu Berlin. There is a grow Ing demand for b0UM s, and if the company had a score of cottages for sale or rent tbey would flnd oustomers for them at once, WElearnfrom the St. Johntbwy CaUdo nian that " Congressman firout has engaged James F. Mahoney of Troy, N. Y., for bis prlvate secretary. Mr. Mahonev used to be m Montpelier in the otlice of Secretarv of State l'orter." James is still with us, auil was greatly Mtoniahed to learn that he " used to " infest Secretarv I'orter's otlice. Thk beaquarters of the Burlington & Lamoille Valley railroad will bereafti.r be at Montpelier. At a meeting bebl bere on Monday the (ollowlng genllemen were cbosen dlrectori: J. R. Langdon, J. firegory Bmith, B. P. Cheney, W. II 11. Bingliam and Albert Tuttle, J. U. Langdon wan elected preaident, a. T. c'IiIMh cierk and E. I. ltlai kwell treasurer. Miss OKAM'I lirst lectnre was given yes terday afternoon, at Betbany ebapel, to a highly interested audlenot, cinlefly of ladlet, Xne mbjeot matter and manner of preeent- ing tbe same was apprei'iattl. Tbe lei tures will be given regularly, and togralify many it is decTded to aecommodate those who can not attend tbe course with afternoon tickets. They can be had of tbe ushers. Jahks Allkn, the cigar mauufacturer, ilied last Tbursday morniug of pneuinonia, after a sickness of about two weeks He was buru In London, Kngland, Ootobei 27, 1H.M. Fuueral servlces were condueted at the house ou Summer street, by Rev. G. T. Rayiuond, Saturday afternoon at four o'clock. Tbe hearprs were W. H. ('ocbrane, II . K. Slayton, John Etnery and Frank A. Ailams. Rfv. J. EnwAitn Wrkiht gave tbe local sssoclatlon of teachen an Interesting and nseful talk on " Reading" last Friday even ing. Mr. Wrigbt is competent to speak on this Itnportaat lubject, botb as a muph neglected accompllshment, a mucb illgbted brancb of Instractlon in the publlc sohools, and In Ita purely llterary aml educatlonal aspccts. Ilere is a lield iif utdimited e xtent for nseful effort. Rev. Bowartj V. Bill preached in tbe chapei of Blshop Hopkini Hall, Burlington, last Tbursday morning. After tbe sertnon tbe scbool medal was awarded bv the principal to Miss E. M. Remingtonof Hlnes liurgh. Honorable mention was maile by the principal, in this connection, of Miss Graee M. Honghton of Montpelier, who stood equal with Miss Remington, and the result was only lettled by tlie linal ex- amlnation, Foi.i.owino is the progratnme of tbe mnsic to be rendered by the hand Tbursday even ing at tbe School street stainl: Marcb, " Review of the Gnard," Rollinson; over turti, " Banditenst reiche," Bunpej " Cele- brated Menuet," Boccberfnl ; Dne Berenade, air, varie, for barttone, Chapelle, K. J, Rob erts; selectlon, " Ernani," Verdi; romanxe, " Spring's Awakening," Bacch ; waltl, " tmmortellen," QungM; marcli, " Captaln Stevenson," Reeves. The wbeelmen's parade, Iflll Tbursday evening, nttractecl eoiisidernble attentton anil tbe bicyi lists made a very creditable appearance. There were twenty. two ma Onlnef in line, and among the riders were (ieorgo II. Rolfe, E. O. Cbenev, W. C. Taplin, J. .1. Williams, Harvey Welch, C. F. Rohinson, Frank McClure. William George, A. II. Brown, O. W. Hutcliinson, I). L. Sanders, L. A. Cooper, B. Marvin. L. A. Keniston, Wilbur Lowe, Daniel Clark. A in ItJT forty of the friends of Mr. and Mrs. Will Foster took possession of tbeir Court street residence last Friday evening and proceeded to tnake merry, the occasion be ing the " wooden wedding" of tbe host and bostess. Ice-cream, cake and lemon ade were served during the evening, and tbe evening passed very pleasantly. Among the ntimerous presents given to Mr. and Mrs. Foster were an extension table, six dining-chairs, a chamber-set, higb chair, etc. JoBM L. PtBRCB of Montpelier and Misi May K. Adsit of Burlington were married last Wednesday at tbe latter olty, Tbe ceremony was performed ty Rev" L. O, Ware, aml was strictly private, only a few of tbe intimate Irienils of the partles being present. (!. A. Knapp of this plaoe was among the number. The OOUple left the same day for a short wedding tour to Mon treal, and on Saturday returned to Mont pelier, taking up tbeir residence on Loomis street. George (Iai.k, a mason from out of the state, now in the employ of George Ripley, has a rather indilTerent opinion of his fel low lime-slincers in Montpelier, and re cently offered to be? that be could lay more mortar in one day than any man in town. Edward Dovey took him at his word and expressed bis willingness to back Ezra Crapo agalnit him for one hundreil dollars. Tbereupon Mr. Gale suddenly subsidetl into profound sllence and decllned to enter the competition. I)R. Lt-ta-wa-un, the Indian medieine tnan, is at present sojourning at the Mont peliei jail. The doctor was at Barre over Snnday, aml for some reason became exceed ingly lively. Gne of his kittenish demon- stratlons oonsisted in playfully pincbing tbe ears of his devoted spouse with a pair of forceps and in other ways amnsing him self at her expense. Olticer Bemis arrested 'the vivaeinus sacbem and a f'tne of ahout 8'-0 and costs was iinposed for breaeh of the peace. Being unable or unwillingto settle the account against him, tbe doctor was lncarcerated in due form. A, W. Ferrin and Miss I.aura Sabin were married last Wednesday evening at the chiircb of tbe Messiah. Tbe ceremonv was performed by Rev. J. Edward Wrigbt, in tbe presence of a small company of invited friends. The cburch had been beautifully deoorated for the occasion with tlowers, evergreen aml potted plants, the work be ing done by W. G. Andrews, Mrs. J. B. Thurston, Miss Mary Mct'lure and Miss Grace Reed. Messrs. Harry L. Cutler, Joe ;. Brown and Charles F. Lowe ofliciated as ushers. Following the ceremony at the cburch a private reception was given to tlie rclatives and Immediate friends at the resi dence of the hride ou Barre street. The local real estate exchange has en joyed a lively boom during tbe past week, and niiuierous transfers bave been made. Francis O'Gorinan bougbt of C. H. Heatb a lot on Barre street for 8400, Francis be came d issati.fi ed witb his purchase later, as tbe lot was not square, and excbanged witb Mr. Heatb for a lot of the dcsirecl diinen- ! siona. Bdwln F. Hutchtns bas sold to tbe Mechanic's Building Aasoclation a lot of land on Barre street, adjoining Martba Gil- 1 man's, for $1,000. .1. F. Holmes has DOUgbt of Chandler W. Panl a four-acre lot on tbe j Worcester brancb road, naying 92,000. Charles II. Cross has soid to Eliza B. ' Rublee a piece of land on School street for j 92,310, Mr. Cross has also sold to Kliza V. Quernsey his lot ou tbe corner of Cedar 1 and East State streets for 91,800, I'. P. 1 Pltkln bas sold to Pitkin aml Barron. ad- 1 miniatrators of the Dennis Lane estate, a lot of land on South Main street for f.'i'JO. Har vey F. Freeman has bougbt. of 0, n. Heatb a lot on Ridge street, pa.ving 9320, Last Bunday was observed as Cbildren's day by tbe Baptist soeiety, tbe Sunday- unool giving an Interesting concert in the evening. Tbe aHdience-room had been bandiomely decorated for the occasion by Mrs. J. H. Burpee, Miss Hebn Burpee, Mrs. Towner and Mrs. Leland. A beautiful banner of white dnuilea surmounted tbe pulplt, aml tbe altar was adorned with potted planteand tlowers. Tbeexerciaeeby tbe cbildren were under tbe direction of tbe uperlntendent, J. H. Burpee, and passed otl very creditably. Tbe iirogramme was as follows: Re.ponsive reaaing, Pialmcxlviii; doxology, oongregation ; prayer, Uev. Q. T. Kayinoml; hyiun, school; reaponaive read ing, "The Time of Klowers;" recitatious, by Ada Hutchini and Mabel Seaver; hymn, "For All Tby Love," school; responsive reading, "The Lord Likened to Fruita and Flowers;" hymn, scdiool; primary class exerolaei, " Roae-buds," by tbree little glrll; hymn, " Oh, Happy Summer Day!" scbool; responsi'e reailing, Mrs. Towuer's class; recitatious by MaHil Croaaett and Mabel Severance; hymn, " Grateful Praise." choir; uollection; hymn, "There'a a Bong in My Heart," choir; declamatiou by Wlt fred Raymond; addrMi by tbe paator; bvmn, " Hosanna Sang the Cbildren,'' school; benediction. Thk Montpelier base-ball team went to IUirlingtou, last Wednesday, aml play, d a retum game witb the University of Vermont nine, The game was played at Atliletic park, in the preaenoe of a job lot of natlve boodfumi, wlio diii tbeir beet tbrougboul the contest to demorali.e the Montpidiers. Tbey bowled aml ieered M only a Burling ton crowd can, aml made more racket than a lOological garden with deliriuiu tretiiens. Tbe clear ple of the(,ueei, City wereevi- dently out forscalpa, auil were (tetermined to make it plewanl for all comers. Tbeir 1 efforts to rattle the Moutpeliers met with poor NiiccesH, nowtivtir, as tbe closeness ot Ihe ioore Indicates. The representatives of the capital were ilefeated, but playcd a steady game in the face of (jreut odds. They were game to the last aml made tbe gilt edired Burlington comhination work hardcr for victory tliau in any previous game this Hcason. ine nattery work ol Wooilcock and lCauuey was particularly rlne and the majority of the bits made of tbe left-handed Hartinoutb twirler were of the scratcb speeies, The close of tbe game proved nnnsnally exciting. With two men out and the bmet full, Woodcock came to thebat, He had made a home run the previous inning and a repetitlon of the feaf meant four runs aml the game. But the hit never came, us Abbeyput onextraspeed and struck out his man, For tbe Montpellera Howiand, Ran- ney Hnd Woodcock Old the best batting and Jnckett and Howiand played well in tbe field, For the Bnrlingtons the best Itlok work was done by Allen, Kinsella and Ahbey, and the Ibdding honors helongcd to Abbey, Kinsella, Dorr and BodgB. K. A Brpwer umplred tbe game latiifactorlly, Taken all in all, it was a line gnme, and Montpelier has no reason to he aslmmeil of thpplayingof the team. Following is the score by innlngs- Itintnn I 2 1 4 1 s T s I". V. M J 0 3 0 0 0 H '2 0-7 Montpelier II 1 0 1 I 1 0 t 04 ltae htts I . V. M.. 1'.'; Mnntpellnr. s. Error. V. V. M..7: MontMll.r, 7. Knrneil rulm I". V. M., Mnntpelter. StelmbM.I I'. V. M.,l Montpelier. 3. Klrnt on hsllii I'. V. M.. Montpelier. J. Struc k out I'. V. M.. Ii Montneller. II. .mmih , Montpeiirr, woodtMMsk miri Rann.Ti """prl"1 I f. V. M., Alihey ml Klnnelln. Coninipncpnipnt nt Ihp Somltinry. The oommencement season was nsbered in at tbe Vermont Methodlst Bemlnary on Wednesday evening of last week, the Juulor prlze declamatiou contest being lirst on the progratnme of festivitles. The spi akers, witb tbeir lelections, were as follows: " The Four Knlghts," Robert C. B. Myers, by Mary K. AbboM; " Hannab .lane," Potro lenm V, Nasby, by .lessie M. Templeton; " One Nlche the Hlghest," Blibu Kurritt. by Arthur (4. Mansur; " Foes United in Death," Anonymous, by May D. Burnap; " Flossie Lane i Marrlage," Emma Dun- ning Banks, by Nettie J. N'orris; " Tbe Pony liider's Mission," Anonyinous, by Roger G. I'rentiss;" " Mr. Pickwiok in a Oilcmma," Charles Dlckeni, by Katie M. Davis. The speaking as a whole was of a blgb order, and tbe ainlicnco showed its ap preciation bv hearty applause. Tbe jmlees Rev. G. T. Raymond, Mrs. Fra.l Sher burne and l'rofessor E. A. Blshop awarded tlie tirst prl.e to Miss K. M. Davis and the econd to Miss May I). Burnap. " Hannab Jaue," by Miss Jessie M. Templeton, was tliiely rendered and deserves honorable mention. Mr. Bertrand Riggs played a selection upon tbe organ, and during ihe In termisslon Miss M. A. Northey sang " The First Song," by Gumbert. Earl R. Davia Elbert II. Dwinell and James B. Mlller were to liave been among the speakers. bul were exi'used on account of sickness. On Friday evening the principal and preceptress gave a reception in the school parlors to the graduates, faculty, resident alumni and friends. About forty were pre.ent, and the reception was one of the moat enjoyable ever given on tbe Hill. Among the non-resident guests present were Mr. aml Mrs. Joseph Owen of Boston and Mr. Carter of the ririn of Ink & Carter, Washpetnn, Dakota. Sunday forenoon, at Trinity cburch, the annual haccalanreate sermon was preached to the graduating class by Rev. E. A. Bishop, principal of the Seminary. The cburch was orowded with a large audience, which llltened with close attention to an eloquent and Impressive dlacourse. Pro- fessor Bishop took as his text Ephesians vi: 10. " Finally, brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might." He compared the life of the Christian to that of the warrior. Life is first a defensive war fare, a struggle to resist the devil and bis evil agencies, and, second ,an aggressive war fare. Our duty is to stand, tben eharge. Active aggression is necessary to life. The speaker illustrated this by reference to tlie battle of Gettysburg and the other great hattles of history. Among the tields of contest open to the young man entering upon his life-work were mentioned tbe work in I'tah, in preserving the Sabbatb from desecration, for the tetnperance cause, and in the foreign mission tields in India and other places. In this active warfare there is need of strong, earn est men. The privilege of llving and tighting onght to be valued highly and the warrior should prepare bimself for tbe lield by Spartan discipline. An earn est exhortation was given to be strong iu tbe Lord. Such was the strength of Paul, who could do all things, and the wonderfnl power of Mr. Moody comes from the same divine source. Tbe address to tlie class, witb which the principal closed, was earnest and belpful. He urged them to weigh carefuily tbeir responsibil ities and privileges, to use tbeir own knowledge and the inventions of the age in God'l service, and, tinally, to " be strong," llving, like Luther, in contact with the I livinc. On Monday and Tuesday tbe examinatlon. took plaoe in tbe varioui departments, Monday evening the annual recital of tbe music uepartment was given in the obapel, Tbe hall was tastefully decorated with ever greens and ferns. A large audience was pres ent. Tbe concert opened with anelgbt-hand overture by Misses Truax, I.ivingston, Mar tin and Morse, wbich was executed in per fect timeand barinony. Miss Helen A. Mar tin played " Komaiice in F," by Rubenstein aml " Marcla, op. 20, No. 3, by Scharwaukl, rendering the double number with great delioacy of tOUOb and lineness of expressioii. Mr. 0. F. Lyons sang " Yearnings, ' by Ru benstein, and his clear and expressive tenor was so pleasing that the audience yearned for more, aml gave him an enthusiastic re- call. Mr. Bertrand H. Higgs played "Con- certo, D. Minor," by Mozart, tbe orehestral part on aecond plano being taken hy Miss L. K. Carpenter. This selection, though somewhat lengthy, was rendered in almost taultleai style. Tbe next number, " Bonata op. 14, No. 2, G. Major," hy Becthoven, was exqulsitely played by Miss Josle Truax. Miss Ida F. Hubbard was greeted witb hearty applause upon her appearance, and sang "Ali! Non Credea," and "Ahl Non Guinge," from I.a Somiiambula, bv Belliui. Miss nubbard aaug'tbese beautiful selection. in a oharming manner, ibowing beraelf to he the possessor of a voice remarkable for its olearneH and wonderfnl range of ex pressioii. She deservcdly received a doubl. encore. Miss Carpenter aml Mr. Rlgga ren dered in tbeir usual perfect style " QavOtte Mu.ette," for two pianos, by RatT. The last number on tbe programme was an or gan sonata in F. minor, bv Mr Bertrand n Kiggs. Mr. liiggs bas already acqutred a more than local reputatioti as an organist, and bis work iu this InitanM was fully up to his blgb itandard, The concert was one of the mo.t .uooeaiful ever beld aml every number on tbe varied programme was ex ceiientiv renderadi of tbe tnountaln at d ohtained a (ine view. About half-past, telvo a lianipiet of ex cellent merlt, representing the comliineil etilinary talent of the oirele, was served nntl enjoyed, after Whicfa Mrs. II. N. Cross in troduced the after-dinner speakers, who nresented and replieil to toasts as folloWBi Mrs. D. S. Btanpied, " OUI Mu.lcal Mem hers," respomled to by Mrs. Lang; Miss Mary Fisk, "Our Guests," response from Mrs. J. A. DeHoer, r al: Mrs. John Peek, "The Ohantanqna Baby." reapoose ado by Mrs. Cross; Mrs. C. H. BMpman, 1 rhe Railroad, response made by Mrs. Rieh ardson. The toast "The Chautainpia C'rcle. " was answered with a salnte of wav ing haiidkercbiefs by the memhers present. A temporary adjournment was then voted, and the eompany scattered in search of varions pleasnres. At the station a largo number assembled to await the np-train. on which other guests were expeeted. Wliilo there the ladies and tbeir guests sang col lege snngs, old ballails and southern melo dies, and Mrs. Frank Pitkin was several titnes obliged to repeat a favorite song, to wbich she played her own aeooinpaniment. Tbe train hrongbt Mr. Arthur Farwell anil the great tig cake which, in the hnrry of the early departnre, had been forgotten, At balf-iast two p. m. the woods were re sought and the real exercises of thp day were begun at tbe stand. The membersbip roll was Called by Mrs. Denny, and each member, In her turn, aroae and gavease- lected rjnotation from a Grcek antlior. This was a part of tbe regnlar work of the Oirole, and was followed hy the programme of tbe ilay. The salutatory address was de- llvered by Mrs. K. M. Denny, who, after oordially welcoming tbe meinbers and guests of tbe oirole, went on to ay; "Gentlemen are not excluiled from the assoclation. Tho olrcle is not a joke, as some have supposed, hnt represents fourvears of peTSlatent studv, aml properly ranks as an institution of learnlng, it supplles tbe piace of a oollege; is, in fact, a home college. Tbe tnembers regularly and systeniatically Studv all sul jerts of information and present tbeir own conciusions througb cbannel. calcnlated to carry them into useful practtce. Mnch joy exists botb in tbe actfl of seeking aml of bolding knowledge, and, in this society, the search after truth is ennobled by its being done in a perfectly voluntary and united way. The circle serves as a halance between noraestio and social duties. The course includes the studies most desired for ageneral culture. Thesubjeets of (ireek history, literatnre, mythology and ancient (Ireek life, zoology, cbemistry, together with philantbropy and rellgiona literatnre, have been studied during tbe past year. Though mucb is forgotten, the general effect is frultfnl and a source of pleaaure." The speaker concliided with a warm tribute to tlie tireless, cheerfiil and sneoessful lahors of the president, Mrs. Cummins, and witb extendfng an invitation to her audience to join the circle. An admirable resuine of Stockton's " Ames Kilbright " was then read by Mrs A. I). Farwell. The subjeet, it seeins, referred to " a materialized spirir, called up at a private seance, and being temporarlly forgotten, under the material i.ing inlluence became rlesh and hlnod. It proves an ImpoMibte task to dematerialize him and so a man. drowned one hundreil two years ago, is left on their bands, and of no use to them, since he is unable to recall his spiritual existence. Kilbright in due time studies law, falls in love and is to be married, but, through the formula of a learned German, is dematerialized and re materializes witliin the space of the tbree hours before his marriage and finally per mitted to complete his natural life." "A True Ghost Story," written hy Mrs. Cross, followed. and then Miss Helen Burpee gave a selected reading. Miss Mary Northey sang the hallad, " Tit for Tat." She was acconi panied on tbe banjo by Mrs. Frank Pitkin, and received hearty applause. Mrs. J. A. DeBoer read an essay entitled " Idea Hunters," that being the name of the class. It put forth the thought that man is lgin uing to appreeiate the demands of the BDind and soul, as well as those of the body. aml RUStained the position hy a (piotntion from tnan'. history asa man. A cbarmingly eora poaed aketch, quietly named "A Plonlc" was tben presented by Miss Lou Boyce, Thegods and godilesses of higb OlympUB were the pereonages, each approp'riately cbaracterized with his or her ideal functlon in a most (elicltOU. manner. They go forth to enjoy a banouet in a truly modern way, in the course of wbich " Mfnerva accideut- ally to dU oppturcMctti ovartnrm a cup of nectar upon the robe of statelv Juno. Mi- ; nerva sereams so loudly that Fatber Zeus is obliged to solemnly reprove her for ai'ting 1 too mucb like a mortal." This paper was de.ervedly received with mucb approbation. ! Mrs. Mary F. Cummins read thevaledictory I essay, and was listoned to with great atteu- J tion. Tbe subjeet was " Dreams." She clearly contrasted the slight value attacbeil to dreams to-day witb the exalted place wbich tbey had in ancient theosophy. wben the word of the Lord often came to men in tbeir dreams and visions, as both Old aml I New Testament writings abundantly Show, Like the dream, our life, for the greater part, is unreal aml vtsionary, and our oonceptiona of truth most imperfeet. The expertenoei of l'obert Louis Stevenson and Agassiz. as I recalled by themselves, were clted to dem ! onstrate the suggestive and helpful elTects of dreams, and tne speaker also quoted froin 1 her own experienoe by relating In rbyme a dream she had dream ed and utillsed, When she came to the linal words to be t spoken to Ihe class she contrasted tbe 1 unreallties of the dream and the uncertaln things of life with tbe mrf wcrk demandeil ' of us all. She thanked tbe class for its 1 lympatby andsupport durlnn tbe past year ' and closed witb this sentimeiit: " May ali past, present and future member. of this circle of Idea Hunters be satislied with no knowledge which does not enter into tbeir bearts, their llves, their characters.and be OOme a part of themselves, for that is the only ' way in which wecau become truly edncatcd women." The Chautauqiia songl words by Mrs. n. K. Bbipman, was tben sung, and tbna closed another pleasant and luemorablegratl uatirig exercise of the Chautauqiia Literary 1 and Scientitic Circle. Auniiul Kxercisps of Ihe ( liuulaiiqiin Llterary nnd Splpntiftp I'irclp. " K now ledge unilsed for the good of others is more vaiu than Unused gold." This is the motto of tbe class which at Montpelier represents Ihe Chautauqiia Literary aml Scientitic Circle and which, lasi Tbursday, sppropriately ooneluded tbe lahors of in unusually .uooessful aml prosperous year, Tbe graduating exercises of the circle took place on Owl's Head, wbitber twenty-six meinbers, together with some thirty Invited nwStS, were taken in a private car over the Montpelier & Wells River railroad. Upon arriving al Ihe mountaiu the party was pleasantly surprised to tind that many im provements had been made upon tbe gTOUndS, The board house near the rail road had been renuired and a cooking-stove liad been hronglit there from Montpelier, whllS tbe tablesand stand wlthlu the woods had been placed in proper shape. For these and other ilistingiiisbeil courlesies tho ladies rest under ohligation to Mr. Fred Morse and the other managers of ihe road. As tbe day was fortunately hrigbt aud pleas ant, a large body at ouce hegan the asoeut Thk seventh annual enoampmenl of tho Verinont division, Sons of Veterans, was bebl iu Bennington, last week Wednesday ' and Tbursday. About one hundred wero present al the opening session. The re 1 ports of tbe various division olticers aml Qelegates presented at tbe afternoon session, I showcd the whole number of camps to ho ! thirty-six, with a total ineinhership of over 1 one thousaud a gain of twelve camps aml 1 over four hundred memhers since the last 1 annual encampmeul. At the Tbursday morning session the following otticors for the ensuing year were elected: Colonel, E. I T. OriswoTd of Bennington ; lieutenaiil- colonel, c. n. Anderson of st. Aibans; major, (I. H Blxhy of Chelsea; delegafe-at-large, L. D. Taylor of Braltlelsiro; dele gate, Fred E. Terrill of I'nderbill ; alternate-at-largs, K. W. Morse of West Randolph; alternate, W. K. Terrill of I'nderbill. Tho Hoosic Fall (N. V.) camp atlended the en oampm.nl in a body, forty strong, aoeniu panied hy tbe Hoosic Falls hand. Tbe camp went through a tine exhihition drill before ihe nembara "t the sncampment, to Ihe music of the druui corps. Afler closing the encampment In due forra tbe tnembers and visitors, beaded by the hand, formeil in line aml marched to the Soldiers' Home, where a banqiiet wasgiveu by Ihe Woman's Rellef Corps and Ladies' Aid Society. At its ooncliision speecbes were made hy mein bers of the Grand Army aml Sons of Vet erns The address was dellvered hy Colonel F. L. Katou of Montpelier, and at ; its close he was presented with the silver cross, it being voted to him hy the division. Tbe fresentation speecb was made. by Colonel '. V. R. Jenue. After a vote of thanks to Major Coffey for bis hospllality the encamp ment came to a close. The next encHnin. i uieut will be beld at St. Aibans.