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VOL. 84.-4327. MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1889. NUMftEK 38. THE VERMONT WATCHMAN. niUIItt BVK1IT WKPTfRsnAV T1Y The Watchman Publishing Corapany At Montpelier, Vt. ARTHl'K ROPM Montpelier, Vt. Urneral Kditor. T. II. HORKINS, M. D Newport, Vt., Affrirullural Editor. Tkbms $2.00 a year; 81.00 for six months; tifty eents for three months. l'leasc Uoiiew. Kenewal blankfl have been st'iit to a nmnber of NiibsoriborB and we trust tliat those who have BOt already rcsponded Wlll do M promptljr, And any otliers whn sec hy tho lahel on their paper that their sub- scrlptlon has explred will great ly obllge ua hy an carly rent'wal. Watchman IYiimsiiino Company. itHHiupK.s anti AmnMment Amioniieeinents. New ruohes at Webater's. Look up Webster's advertisement. New fall millincry at the Misses Fisk. Okders for Chautauipia books shouhl be leftat onee at l. K. Long's. Ir yon liave a job of printing of any kind send to the Watchman ollice. See advertisement of Swift's Dreiied Beef Coinpany on the eighth page. Proohammks of iill kinds, wedding cards and tnvitatlons at the Watchman ob ollice. Skvknty-itvk-oent English SBtin corsets at Wheatley's for only tifty oents, in white, drftb And goid oolor, w. K. Akams, the Montpelier olottaler, rnakes his tirst fall antHmiiceuient in thU issue of the Watchman. Wantkd A salesman. Qood pay. Ex perience not necessary. Apily to J. P. Donovan, SO Main street. People desiring a gOOd paint for huild iiifis, at a low price, are referred to the ad vertisement of the Patrons' I'aint Works. Ex( elsiok watkk froin Saratoga Springs pure, fresh, sparkling and genulnt by the glass or gallon, at Frank II. Bescom's drug and olgar-store, I). S. Whkati-ky was in tnarket last week and has just returned with a well se lected tock of new and fashionable dress goods and trlmmlngs. Attention ! A rare chance to engage in a good paying business requiring but a small capltal oan be leonred by applying, without delay, to J. B. Seaver, Xo. 12 State street, Montpelier, Vt. Thk Montpelier board of tJnited States examinlng surgeons is reorganized as fol lows: President, Dr, Dean G. Kemp; sei -retary, I)r. .1. Henry Jaoklon; treasurer, Dr. Chauncey II. Hiint. The board will rueet every Wednesday at ten o'clock A. M, at Dr. Kemp's Offlee, Montpelier. New Jkksky Statk Gkanok, Lkotuk- ek's Offick, Beptember 10, 1889, Mr. n. ir. Ingertoll: Diab Bib I bave used the Pat rons1 ngersoll I'aint with perfeol BatUfac tion. Will u.se no other tnixed paint. Fra teinally yours, Empion Atklnson, See ad vertiiemant of Patrons' I'aint Works on third page. Mausa, (Ileabon a Co,, fnrnlture deal- ers, have their full announeeinent in this i.ssne of the Watchman. Individnals want ing any artiele in their line of inerehandiMe bOUld not fail to give this tinn a eall. Their stoi'k is large and varied, and they oan meet any reatonable want in mpeotto price and quality, White'm t'oMm.NATHiN Washi.no and Wrin;in(i-M a hink. It washea everything, from a laee collar to the coarsest inaterial. Washes better than cau be ilone by hand, and in one-thinl the lime and with one quartet the labor. A great success. A few salesmen wanted. Address C. I,. RobertB, general agent, Montpelier, Vt. Mu. II. ('. ii.KAso.N, of tbe lirm jf L, I'. Gleason & Co., has been in New Vork and Hostoii the past week selerting one of the Qnest stocks of dry goods that has uver been hronght to Montpelier. Mr. Gleason's good taste and jndginent is a gnaranty that his selections will lack no quality that brings satisfai tion to the feniiiiitie heart. Arcaiha. Terminai. I'ity. Arcadia. Ilead the artiele on the lifth j)age, it may iuterest you. It is an euterprise that will closely connect Enrope, Atuerica, Japan and China by railroad and stitainship lines. CalKornia has no rlohei mineral Seldt, See what lloiirishing towns and eities are built on the western teruiiniis of tbe t'anadiau I'acilie. Tn.r-oTSON & Dana of Topeka, Kan., will b the attorneys in the West for the Ver mont Savings Investinent C'ompany, and will be of great aid to the coinpany as Mr. Tillotson is a lawyer well known, being for a long lime a mcmhcr of the city council of Topeka. Mr. Dana is well known in Barre and vieinity.as he was at onetime prineipal of i ioiidard Seminary. "A ri.ACK for eYerything and everylhing in its plaee " is a true proverb.and it isillus trated by a new piece of fnrnitiire on exhi bition this week at the warerooms of I'aine'a Knmiture Co., 1H ('anal street, ISostou. It is ealled achilfoniere dressing-cabinet, and is really flve distinct pieces of fnrnitiire iu one coinpaet whole, taking little spaee and mlnlstering to almost every need. All. who like a good story shouhl read " Koeks and Roinanee," a New Knghtnil story, pure in sentiment aml moral in tone, by F. Barrett Johnson. It is illustratcd from nature and fonnded on fai ts, and is intensely interesting and well worth read ing. It containa :)0 lages, nii ely bounil in cloth. Price, eloth, 81.00; paper, lifty cents. For sale at al) DOOkltOIM and on railway trains. Safety rather than large returns is the prime cousideration of the ofticern vf the Pierre, Dakota, Savings Bank in making their farm loans, which are preferred to those of a more or lemt speculative eharacter that give an allurlug hope of a large re turn but are likely to be dlnappointing. For sale by, and pamphlets giving full particu lars on applicatlon to, A. O. Ciimmins, Montpelier, eaitarn inanagor. What do you think? I will send a good sewing-maehine to any address i the world for only $2.1. J. P. Donovan. Partirs contcmplating making invest mflDtS, and desiring to Becure mortgages, bOfldf or stockn, can always lind the secu rities at the ollice of the Farmers' Trust Company, and obtain full and complete in formation in regaril to the same, and mofa itivestments as will net six, seven and eight per eent interest. Ofllee in No. 4 Union blook, Montpelier, Vt. F. A. Dwinell, pTMldrat i Oeorgo W. Wing, treasuror. Oeoroe A. Ainsworth. Williamstown and Barre, dealer in pianos, organs and sewing-uiaehines. Barre head(uarters, Per lev Chandler's jewelry-store. IIo has the tgUUtf for tho White sewing-niacnine, "which wius awarded the highest preniium on sewing-maehines at the great centcnnial exbibit at Cineinnati, Ohio, 1818, for silu- pllotty of oonitrnotton, durabiUty of parta, adaptability of adjtutment, Ugbt and qulel ruuuing." Barnard, Si m.vkk Co.'s advertiKement this week is speeially for the bencllt of the customers of their inail order dcpartmenl. Their goods go to every state and territory in the I'nion and they have a very heavy trade through Vermont anil New Ilamp shire. Beail their weekly liulletin on the lifth page of this paper. They merit, in every way, the eiicomiuins their biisincss metbodl hring them and thi" eonlidence they Invarlably inspire and relain. Write for samples. To Bi ii.nKRs Sealed proposals will be reoeived by the prudential committeo of the Washington County (Irammar Bchool and Montpelier Union District up to ten o'clock a. u.i Beptember 20th, 1889, for ezcavations for baaement, and for foundationi for the proposed brick addition to the Montpelier I'nion District sebool lmilding. The founda tioni to be laid in cement morlar. The right is reserved to reject any or all bids. Bpeoifloattoni and drawingi may be ex amlned at the ollice of J. II. Lucia, Post oltiee Blook, Montpelier, VI. Thk Karmkrs Tri st Company has a new advertitement on the etghtb page. Of this company, L, 0, flreene, Vermont 's Inipeotor of Dnanoe, nnder date of Augnat IS, after his reoent tour of Inspeotion through the West, writes: "I have no hesitation in Baylng that the affairs of the Farniers Trust Coinpany are in an excellent oondltion, snug and safe. The methods of the man agemenl there pleased me." The company carries a line of investinents running from six inonths to tive years, and reoelvei de posits in amounls of 960 and upwards for which eertilicates are issued bearing six per Oent interest. The Wife. The four-act society comedy which has achieved sueh great success in New York, Bolton and all the larger eities will be presented at the opera-house on Fri day, Si'ptember 20, nnder the able manage ment of its original proilucer, Daniel Froh man. The play will be given by an an Ugually Btrong company, and with all the riehness and completeneBB of detail and ac cessories that marked its original produc tion. The seene of the play opens in New port, and the plot hlends social life at that famous resort and at Washington in a fas Olnatlng way that deepens in interest as the plot is unfohled. The eharacter of the play enahles the art of the costumer to re veal itself in bewilderingly rich toilettes while the scenery includes somi most ef fective pieces, notably tho inidiiight view of the capitol boildlng in the tbird aot, The rich apartmentl in a Newport villa, a setia torial reoeption-room in Washington, a grand ball, a successiou of rich interiors, all these are presented with sumptuous yet reflned taste, giving reallstie portrayale of life ln tbe highest social circlcs. The story of the play is one of ahsorhing interest from Qrst to last, delineating the lights and shadows of hunnin exlatenoe in a pieture full of liarmony and ending with happy de nouemenl. The east will inclttde Mrs. Berlon-Olbbe, Mrs. Boyd Putnam, Mra. S. Willii Kent, Mr. Henry Kerman, Mr. Henry Talbot, Mr. Thomaa H. Burni, Mr. Stanley Bignold, Mr. A. W. Gregory, Miss Franees Oaunt, Miss Ethel Greybrooke, Miss Etta Hawkins, Miss Eliza I.ogan, Miss Olive Duntoii. All the scenery and acees sories will be brought hy the coinpany. Montpelier and Viciuity. F.hnkst L. SQUiaaof Omaba, Neb.,ii now in Montpelier, Mrs. C. A. Bkst has retumed from a vinit at Granville, John Mii.i.eh, mail-earrier, is olT duty Witb a lamc ankle. Mrs. F. A. Ahams has retumed from her KOent rilit to Granville. On the 14tb initant a son was born to Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Blanchard. W. C. Berrv and wife are the pareuts of a little girl, born on Sunday. Wohk on the governmeiit building walls is nearly completed up to tho roof. Jamf.s Mahonky, now postal clerk on the railroad, wasin town over Sunday. Karry LoWI was a judge In the trolting eontests at the Waterbury fair last week. N. C. Tahor aml wife made a brief visit last week ut Marshlield and SI. .lohnsbury. Cari, Gi.kason retumed on Saturday from a pleasant vlait in western New York. Hiram Ci.ark of Wori'ester has hegun to buihi a two-tencmenl bouie on Court sireet. Henry A. OoBB Oi Burlington, formerly of Montpelier, is here on a week's vacalioii. Dr. Mary K. Emery of St. Paul, Minn., will arrive to-morrow (Thursday) for a visit. THI Montpelier ball leam plays at North tield, to-morrow, at the fair, for a purse of $2."). Henry Nutt will have been a steward of Trinity churcb sixty-one yi'ars on Friday next. A CRitBHBD stone sidewalk has been laid on a porlion of the south side of Court Btreet. Edith Aoamb is tho Hoprano at Bethany cburob during the aliHeuce of Mrs. W. A. Briggs. C. F. Hathaway and wife of Muneie, Ind., were In town, Monday, leaving yes terday. Chari.es M. Haik and daughter were iu St. JohtiHbury last week, in atteudance at tbe fair. Chablki O. Fobter has begun tbe eree tion of a bouse on tbe lot recently pur- obaied by hiO of Erastus Hubbard on Vlno street. Thk Northlleld fair haa been poHtponed a day, opening this mornlng if the weather 1b favorable, Bev. Kf.ster Warren Ib to preaih In Middlesex next Sunday at half-past two o'clock P. M. A fair will soon be held for the benetlt if the new Oatholla churcb to be crected on Barre st reel . Mr. F. A. HOWLAVD, Govemor Dilling ham's private sec.retary, was in Montpelier over Sunday. Ai.ick Miiody, who has been visiting at Dr. G. II, Hunt'e, lefl Montpelier for So ton, Moaday. Sri.inia I.i'sha and TTenrtetta Dewey left last Friday to enter tbe eonvcnt at Marya ville, Canada. Mrs. B. F. Fifiei.d Ib qnite Berionsly ill at preient with nervotll prostration and other troubles. Captain K. J, ("okfry, luperlntendenl of the Boldlere1 Bome at Bennington, was in town yi'sterday. B, I). Kkki) of Buffalo, son of the late Bdward Reed, was In town Saturday en ronte to Richford, W. A. Brhkis went to Boston on Saturday last. Mrs. Briggs had gone to tbe same place a few days liefore. W. T. Dkwky is bnihllng a barn ln the rear of bta resldenoe on Baldwin sirei!t. ii will fronton Terrace street. Mr. and Mrs. 0. D, Ci.ark were bleased lail week by the arrival of a very young daughter in their household. John f!. Wino has been appointed to as- sist state's Attorney K. W. BiBbeeattbe preeenl term of county oonrt, Mns. J. L, Martin and daughter of Brat tleboro are visiting MrB. MarUn's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dewey. The body of Kosaline E. Bailey, who dicd in ( lue'ida, N. V., last week Tuesday, has been brought to town for interinent. A l'ARTY of nine lailies and geiitlemen from Bnnnell's boarding-house took a pleasant outing at Mirror Lake, Sunday. H. W. Seaver, son of J. R, Seaver, a letter carrier in the Jamaica Plaln branch of the Boston posMffiue, is visiting his father. Thk Montpelier basc-ball elub werebeaten bythe Northfield elub at Riverslde park, Northfield, Saturday afternoon, by a score of 17 to 5. Miss Maui Smith of Council Blulfs, a., who has been visiting at Mr, 0. II. Sliip man'S, Went to Waterbury, Monday, on a brief visit. Haiivkv Bi rnham has gone to Connecti cut to acl as a local salesman for sewing maoblnes. His wife will reinain here for the presi nt. Lili.ia.n I). Sr.ACK, a foriner clerk in our post-olliee, has been married to Fredcrirk d, jones at Malden, ftiass. iney wlll re llde at Malden. Bf.cai sr of tho inelement weather the union Christian Endeavor picnic which was lo have been held at Mirror Lake to-dav is postponed to a near pleasant day. On next Bunday morning Rev. G. w. Gallagher lake.s for his BUbjeot, " Open the Doors." tn the evenlng he will speak on, "The Third Eleinent of Success." .1. W. I". Washiiurn, of the Vermont Mutual Firc nsnrance Co., is on a two week-' vaoatlon, A portion of the time will be spent at Saratoga and New Vork. Kf.v. Dr. Frke.man of Charlotte Bupplied the Baptist pulpit, Sunday, Rev. ti. T. Kay mond being at Charlotte itssisting inatwo weeks' series of evangelical meetingS, Charlks C. Ci'HAM, a graiidson of Ver- mont's lllustrious senator, William I'pham, bas returned to bis home in Canton, Obio, after a visit of three weeks to Miss Annette fjpham. Mr. and Mrs. W. E. ADAHS, their two children, and Mrs. F. W. Morse, went tn Boston yesterday, Mr. Adams will make purchases for his fall and winter tttock of olotbing, S. W. Corsk will build at onceanew resi dence at the corner of Eltn and Courl sireets. Bome flve bundred feetof water pipe is about to be laid to snpply the prem ises with water. Thk band concert Friday nlght was given at the Bchool street stand tnsteadofal the PaviUon, OWing tO lllness near the latter place. An excellent prograuitne was well rendered as usual, W. M. Fishf.r of Claremont, N. H., form erly a resideni of Bethel, was the guest of W. B, Bmith, Monday. He had been visit ing a hrot her at Plainfield, and was on his way lo Claremont. GroROH W, I.ksi.ik, for several year.s bookkeeper at the Montpelier Nationai Bank, has resigned to lake elTeet Oi tober 1. I.evi Bixby, teller, will take Mr. Leslie'i place and Will Slowell will BUCceed Mr. Bixby. Thk types last week made a foreigner of I.eighton P. Slack, one of the law ItUdentS who recently entered the office of S. C. ShurtlelT, Esip Mr. Leighton hails from Cavendish, Vt., not from " Canada " as the item had it . Josf.ph H. Fmnt aml wife of Worcester has made a visit of a week on I.. A. Flint. (ln Saturday they returned home, While at tbe statfon the horse itarted to run, but wai Btopped by Mr. Flint after he had received a had sheking up. Thk l.adies' Aid Society of Trinity ohuroh will meel at the resldenoe of the pastur, Rev, A. ,1. Hough, Main street, tbil (Wednnesday) afternoon and evenlng. The Ladles1 Bome Mlssionary Society will eleot ollicers at this time. H. S Marvin, of the Hrm of Marvin & Wilson, entertained a company of frlemls on Saturday evenlng last, his twenty-flrst birthday. A gohl watcli was presented bim, and tbe party enjoycd a pleasant even- ing of soolal (estivities, Thk balloon which weni up at St. .lohns bury fair last week Wednesday was dis tinetly seen in Montpelier, The aeronaut made a landing at Cabot, hut resumed bis Might, landing linally at Huntington. Thursday be paased through Montpelier en roule for St. Johnshury. Frank A. Siikkhcrnk, of Marvin & Sherburne, went to Boston, Saturday, to Join the exCUrslOD party of grocers which left that city for Washington on Monday Be will be gone ten days. Mrs. Sherburne and their ehild aecompanied Mr. Sherburne to Boston, near which city she will visit rela tives. Kankai.i. ITanaford, while badly intoxi Oated last Saturday nlght, is suppoSed to have made an attempl at tuicide; at least he says he took four inoi phine pills, aml he beoajne quite seriously siek in the oonrae of the evenlng, Dr. Templeton gavetbeman an emelie, and on Monday he was at work as usual. Some repairs are being made hy Dr. Board liian on the Orange Filield place. next t,, the I'avilion Holel. The barn has been dis oonneoted froin the. Other huildiugs and ralsed up for a new underpinning and base menti The outaide of the house and I, wlll be repaireil aml painted, and other Improve ments will be made. Tiikre are now nearly 400 pupils at the I'nion sobool, Prineipal Wheeler now has everything ruunlng very smoothly. Miss Freeman Is the asBistant pre eptress, laklng the place of Miss Alvord. Miss Harvey is anotber new teai'her. Miss Terrlll closed her work as preceptress yesterday, and to day the new preeeptreBB, MIsb llarriet Ku s'klic beginB her dsties. Mr. Watari Kitasuiua, a aatlve of Japan, bi expected to give a lecture upon " Christianily ln Japan " iu the Churcb of the Messiah, Bunday evenlng, Septeinber 22d. Mr. Rltasblma expeoti to retnrn to his natlve land to preaon thegospel there, and his SOCOUnt of the religious condition and wanls of his countrymen may be ex pected to be very Interesting. ,Iay Hiint and his coinpany of comedians appeared at the opera house, Thursday night lasl, tn " My Best Girl," a rollicking piece that kept the fair-sized aiidicuce amused throughout the evenlng. Jay iimii and Lilllan De Alve, the Btars, made a very favorable Impression, both In their legltimate personatloo and ln their songs, Mlle Sapolio did some graceful daneing. Georok Ref.o was trled hefore J Ustice Smille, Thursday eviming, for selllng li(pior at lils place on State street, near the old Btshop House. The complaint was made by flraud Jnror Wing, and the trial was by jury. John H. Benter appeared for tho re- Bppndent, who vas tound guilty of two tirst olTenses. The trial oceupied but twenty minutee, and one witness for the stale was sufllclent to Becure convtction. The case was apiiealed lo the county court, and honds were plaeed at 8I0O. Thk wood ihed and about two bundred COrdS of WOOd belonging to the Montpelier & Wells Hiver railway, and situaled at tl e gravel plt, were hurned Thursday afternoon of last week. The shed was insurcd for 8.KX) and the wood for 8800. The flre is snp posed to hnve originated from a spark from the loeomotive of the express which passed east about two o'clock. Some IIO.OOO feet of dressed lumber belotiging to H. S. l.aird. and some slah wood, the property of .1. D. Dow, were also destroyed. Neither Mr. I,ainl nor Mr. Dow were insurcd. Englne Company No. 4 was called from Montpelier to oool off the rulni to peratit the express going west to pass and allow the trackinen to relay the rails. Thkrk are generally two sides to a story, and there are two fair-sied if not fair-ap-pearing sldes to tho story of K. B. Emery a elopement, There is little in the alTair that is legltimate matter for newspaper publicatioti. The Arrus anil PatTiOt last week published a Btatement that leane.l all one way, and was evidcntly the ver sion of one of tho parties and was evideutly intended lo injure the other party as 1r1114-.l1 as possihle. F.x itirtr stale ments mtlst always he received with cau- tion. The Atgui barrowlng tale of wrongs done and sutTered is no exception to the rule. Mr. Emery may not he blaineless, but he alone may not he blameful, or blame ful for all, or any considcrable part, of what is nowloaded upon bim, Miss Katf. Stow ei.i. invited a party of her friends to a trip to the White Moun tains last week aml on Saturday morning a bevy of happy girls asseiublcd al tbe Wells Rlver slation lo take the half-past eight train for Fahyans. The invited party con sisled of Flora Cuminins, Margaret Dewey, Bessle Parwell. Hellle FHiehl, Cora and Fanny Gale, Marian Marvin, Mary Park. Laura Hopes, Maud ShurthdT, aml liate Smith. Miss Maud Smith of Council BtufTs, Iowa, was also the guest of Mrs. Eiigeue Rand, the chaperone of the party. A de lightful day was spent among the hills. The party arrived at Montpelier at half past eight in the evening with many ex pressions of appreciation of the hospitality of their merry young hostess, and the kinil nesi of their guardian. Thk Burlington Frtt Preu reports that an Indictment has been found against Cas well in the Caswell-Gonld murder case, As the grand jury has not reported yet, the statement is premature at least, tt is easy enongh to guess that Caswell has I D in- dicted, but it is not yel known that bebas been. The grand jury will prohably report In tWO Or three days. Presuming that an indictment will be reported against Caswell, the general iinpression about the court house is that the trial will not oeciir till dur ing the Maroh term. The postponeinent will be at tbe rcquest of counsel for the de fense, who will wish more time for prepar ation. It is the general practice in similar cases to defer trial till the second session after the time of the crime. Some juclges have stiieVd that this is a right which pris oners may juslly claim. Thk Item last week respeeting the forma- tlon of a new Womaa'i Christian Temper- ance I'nion, to he auxlliary to the county, state and nationai organiation, is correded by one of tbe ollicers of the new assoolatlon as follows: The Woman's Christian Tem perance I'nion of Montpelier has withdrawn from tbe state .n'ganizatiou and has notbing to do with the Naiional I'nion. The orgau laation now formed is a new one, called the Woman's Christian Temperanoe Workers. Its ollicers ftre: President, Miss Lucy J. Bradshaw; vlce-presidents, Mrs. ,1. H. Bur pee, Mrs. A. A. Wllliams, Mrs, D, I., Fuller; secretary, Mrs. II. B. CrOBB; treasurer, Mrs. J. Ii. Seaver. The Workers will follow the same line of work as the old I'nion, de- voting their attentlon partioularly to the local field, which seeius to be already " white with the harvest." A Bakkk oorrespondeni derours to so miich of an item iu these eolumus last week as related to allegcii Intoxication and ar rests therefor in that town Baturday, Bep tember 7. So much of the item, be says, " is absolutely false and without a shadow of justlflcation." On tbe oontrary, there was not only a shadow, hut a ilense cloud, of juslilh atiou, 011 all tbe Iraius ar riving from Barre. One car of the 0:30 r. m. train from that direction was iu possession 0f the hoodlums of holh sexes, whose con ductand language in the oat and around tbe Oentral stauon were a dlagrace to otvil Ization, The air was blue with obscenity, profanity and gross -ulgarity. All were more or less inebrieted, The entire crew shouhl have hreu sent tothe loek-up before theygotoiltof Barre. Other trains during the afternoon alTorded shadows more or less dense with Justiflcatlon. At a meet ing yesterday of the Washing ton county board of educetiou. the couv mittee appointed to oorrespond with the boards of other OOUntiei iu refereuce to procuring state uniformity of tuxt books, reporteil that the sentiment is nearly, if not qillte, unanimoni for smdi uniformity. Mr. DeBoer reported from statlstica he had gathered thal a large number of the sohool beuses In Washington county are iu abad sauitary oondltion, and that tbe prospect (or Unitlng small dbltriots Is not favorable. His report oovered many other matters ol Interest and Importance for which he received tbe hearty thanks of the board. A committee of three 011 each branch taught iu the oom mon schools was appointed to examine text-books on that branch of study, Revs, w. 1:. Davenporl and W. s. Baten, and Mr. ,1. b. Tbompeon were appointed dele- gatesto the meeting of the county boards at Montpelier next week for a confercnee on the matter of state uniformity of text-books. THK party of Montpelier geiitlemen who made a trip on Lake Champlain lasl w eek returned late Sunday night, and tbey re- poii a thorougbly enJoyabTe outing. Tnose who weni were W . H. Herrick, Huher Brewer, Ralph Denny, Qeorge Alver, llr vey Welob and Qeorge Rolfe, Leavtng Montpelier Baturday evenlng, they passed that night at Burlington, Bunday they drove to Mallett's Bay, and thal night was passed in oamp. The nexl day, lo Mr. Ber rlok's steam yaobt, " Battie B ," they went to Plattshurg, where they reuiaineil over nigbt, Tuesday, Rouse's Point was made, and ihi night passed on board tbe yacht. Wednesday they went to Alburgh, but no landing was made till they reai hed Bow-aud-Arrow Point, where a camp was pltohed aud the night passed Thursilay night found tbe narty at Port Kent. The night was passed at the Lake View House, and the next day Ausable Chasui was iuspectod, to tbe dellgbt of all. Back to Port Henry went tbe party later iu tbe day, and there Friday night was spent On Baturday, Fort Frederiek aud Fort Tlconderoga were vlewed, and evenlng found the happy party back at Port Henry. On Bunday morning at eleven o'clock tbey set out for Burling ton, which was reached about, three o'clock in the afternoon. Tbe late train was taken for home, and Montpelier was reached about one o'clock Monday morning. Weather and well-plauned arrangeinenls Combined to make It all a jolly time. An UnSUCCeSaful llquor raid was made on the salOOn of William Miller, Main street, Saturday afternoon last. The place had been poeted as a DUisance for a long time, and a previoiiA attempt at SSlSUre had heen made flve or six weeks ago. That tiery llqnids are dispensed on Ihe premises is lurHcientls proved by the experienoe of the raiiling ollicers, hut the wily proprletOf was not so far eanght iiapplng as to make it necessary for hitn to explain bimself at the bar of justlce. Necessity is the mother of trange lnventlons sometimes when a man wishestosell Ihpior illegally. At the sa loon of Mr. Miller is a eurious sort of device, which thus far has proved clTeetive in con eealing dlreet evidence of liipior-selling. A leaf is hinged hehind the OOUnter of the room back of the saloou proper. On it the imagination is compelled to see certain bottles of a famlllar east, glasses . jug or so. Few exeept the iuitiated have ever ga.ed on Ihe real bottles that graee that sldeboard, It stands ln a boly of bolleeto Wblofa only the, ehoscn and the trusled are admltted, With this leaf it is certain that a spring connects, aud the inferenee is that ontbe approach of danger tbe"drop" is sprung and down go bottles and all into a deep well below. That this inferenee is correct, let the story of Saturday's atteuipted seizure bear witness. The complaint was made to Justice Smilie by several leading Citlsens, and the warrant was issued. The following ollicers participated in thesearch: O. O. Davis of Northfield, Herbert Camp of Barre, S. B. Beinis of Barre, Deputy SherilT Beatb of Warren, Deputy Clerk K. J. Mar tin and a speclal offlcer from Barre. With the Warranl in his possession, Offlcer Davis anil part of the DOSSS entered the Btore by Ihe front door. Anotber portion of the party attempted lo enter Ihe rear door, but found it loeked. The shadow of the ollicers of the law had no sooner darkened the front doorway than Ihe alarm was given. Mr. Miller was in the rear room and the door was loeked. A crash of glass was all that was in any way notieeable. No Ihpior was to he seen. The warrant was read, and ad mittanee to tbe rear room demanded. The door was not unloeked and the ollicers took the liberty of breaking it open. The seareh proceedeil. In the eellar a board waseasily removed from Ihe side of tbe well wbieh stood below the " drop." Descending into this, Ollieer Camp found about a foot of water with hroken glass and two whole bot tles scattered abOUt, There was an odor of Whlskey, it Is said; but whatever whiskey was actlially there was exceedingly ililuted hy the muddy water. The evidence was as tnln as ihe whiskey. aml theollieers retired. SKMINAHY hii.i.. WtLLIAM Nkwton has been ehoscn as su- perintendenl of the Berlin Bunday-school, Thk social meetings have heen well at tended and a good interest manifested this term. Father Ci rrier preaehed in Ihe chapel last Sunday afternoon in place of the regu lar evening serviee. Thbrb are now two hundred forty-three studenls regislered, by far the largest num ber ever enrolled in the sebool. Mbssbs. Babvbt, Eoov and Blanpied arrived last week and Messrs. Webster, Vates, and I'ulfer have heen idiligeil to re- ! turn home on BOOOUBl of sickness. Thb class of '90 say there bi to beafirst class fountain on tbe campus carly next Bpring. This will be not onfyan addltlonal attraction for the sohool, but will add to the heauty of the village. THB class of '00 organtzed by electing for the term Frank Dunham. president; Miss Allce Wheeler and William Smith, vice presidents; I.. Mason Beeroan, treas urer; W. M. Newton, F. L, Dunham and Kva Burleigh, execuiive eoiumittee. Waehlngton ('onnty Court. Leonard Tenncy, exeOUtOr of the will of Juliana Drury, . Beirsof Juliana Drury, This was a eonlcsted will case. It was an appeai From the probate court from a de oree allowlng a will. There was a lady who llved in Barre named Juliana Drury, She made a will in 1S7.", appointing Ilr. Spaulding executor of that will. In ls.su, llr. Spaulding dled, leaving the will as she bad made it, without any executor. Some time that suinmcr, or fall, she spoke to her pastor, the Rev. Mr. Tenncy, then of Barre, aml reojuested bim to acl as her executor. She told bim it would he necessary to re draft tbe document, aml wanted hitn to make a new copy. He took the will and re-wrote il, and took it to her resideiice ill Barre village for her lo Blgn, Thus far the testiinoliy agreed. It was elaimed by the plaintilT that all the forins reipiisite" to be observed were attended to; that the will was signed in ihe preseuce of Mr. Tenney, Mrs. Tenney (his wife) and a Mrs. Sarah i". Ayers, who oceupied part of the same hOUBS as Mrs. Drury. It was also olaimed by the plaiutilV that the witnesses signed the will in the preseuce of each other. The claim on the part of the dcfendunts was that Mrs. Ayers uld not see the other witnesses attest tho will. Mrs. Ayers herself testilied to her reeolleelion of the matter, aml, as she reinembered the occiirrenee.she did not wait ill the room to see the otliers sign. ln reply to this, Ilr. Tenney aml his wife both testi lied that Mrs. Ayers was preseiit, aud it was olaimed byplaintifl that Itwasantn stance of forgetfulness on the part of Mrs. Ayers, she being a lady about eighty years Old at the time when Ihe will was signed aml exeeuted. The jury found iu favor of the w ill. and returned a vcrdiet BUStaining It, W. P. Dillingbam and o. B, Boyoe for plalntiffj Lamson and Dcavitt for defeud ants. A. M. Clark v$, Noah A. Clark.-This was all action of BBSUmpsll brought by the son of tbe defendant. It leemed tbat there was a lot of unsettlod dicker between the father aud his son, datiug as far hack as the war, Ihe tirst item of tbe plalntill's claim being for a town houtity of 625, which the platntiff olaimed bad been left with his pa rents until he shouhl eall for it. He said he did not oare to have the money, but he wanted it made sure that his father and mother would gel tbe benefit of it. The plaintilT went on and testilied in rclalion to Iiis items of claim, running along several years since the war. Mr. I.amson had about coininenced Ihe cross-examination when court adjourned for the night. Prior to taking a recess, His Houor Judge Itoss Uggested that it was an unpleasant thiiiL' to see a fainily so divided aml at war, and strongly urged them to get together during ihe recess and see if they could not lix matters up. This horo good (TUlt, aml when the parties l aine into court Thnrsdav morning an entry was made of " settled aml dlseontruued without costs." George E. Hooker Vt, Almon Downing. This was a snit iu favor of an ailminisl ra tor. PlaintilT set out in his declaration that he was well aeiaed of certain premises sltU ate iu Barre village, and that tbe defendant entered upon the premises aml Interrupted bim in his possession. The gist of the ac tion was the trespass upon plaiutltT's prem ises. The real matter at issue was the right in a certain spring of water. It seems tliat Ihe defendant bought of one Crockelt, aml had with his land the right to use certain water. Crockelt had purchased of one Frencb. There bad never been any proper (enoittg of Ihe land so purchased, but a tub bad beeu put into the ground, and pipes laid ilo c from to tbe house now oceupied by tbe defendant. Keeently tbe defendant and plttiutlff were desiroiiH of baving tbe land ienced wberetbe division line was, and this brought the tub outside of the defend ant's line. Thereupon defendant moved it. and it was tbe digging aml removal of the tub that was Inada the gist of plaintitT's ai;tion. The plaintilT elaimed title to the spring of water from the same person who had sohl the land to Crockelt, viz., French. It was olaimed hy phiintllT that Hooker, senior, during his lifelime had exercised an ownership in the sprini.' hy cliarglng Crock ett $r for the use of il. But in reply to this Creokett testtfled that he did some work for Hooker, and Ihe latter stopped out of lils hill, SBylng il was for water; that thereupon Mr. Crockelt saiil he had bought the use of thal spring for 190 and should not eall it pay for the use of the spring, tlinugh he (Hooker) might keep the $.r. It also ap peared that Hooker, senior, onoe or twiee 1 ut the pipe leading to defendant's house, and shttt off the water, hut that defendant had ri'paired Ihe cutting aml let the water run to the house again. One witness testi lied 'hat this cutting was about the vear ls.82. Defendant elaimed to have had tif- teen years nntnterrupted possession of the water, and had therefore gained what is known as a prescriptive title to it. On this point the jury found in favor of the defend ant. and returned a verdiet for bim tn re eover his eosts. The court submitled flev eral speeial tindings to the jury to have the cpiestion linally deterniined as to the right of the use of the water, hut, after trying all night and part of the next day, the jury were unahle to arrive at a solution, and were diseharged upon taking the general verdiet froin them. Boyces and Lamson for plaiutilV: ShurtlelT for defendant, Cyrus W. Hall VI, Austin Huntington. This was an action to recover damages be eause of tbe speaking of certain slanderotis words, namely: " Vou steal everytliing you can get your hanils on to, and I know it to be so." The defence was the general issue. The plaintilT resides at Barre, and has llved there about, three years. On the 14th of January last. he resided in the house of I evi Bo'ster, 011 Main street, and the defendant lived iii the same house. On tbe date named, Huntington was hclpingono Cutler to unload some stone. The plaintilT went to Huntington to remonstrate with bim for telliug certain stories to Mr. Bolster. After the interobange of a few words, as the tes tiinoliy runs, the defendant said to bim, "Oh, I know all about you, Mr. Hall, aml you cau't scare me at all," and then he added the words coinplained of. The plain tilT called a few witnesses to eorroborate his statement as to what defendant said. On Ihe part of the defendant it was urged that the words alleged by the plaintilT were not the words made use of hy Hall. The latter testilied that he aml Huntington had some words, aml that among other things he said to the defendant; " I have heard about you before ;" that the plaintilT askeil him what he had heard, to which be re plied, " I have heard you would steal every tliing you 00 uld get hold of." He deiiied saying that he fcnetfl plaintilT would steal; that what he said was a privileged coinmu- nlcatlon Lnasmucb as ihe plaintifl had asked him what he hatl heard. In addition to this the defendant introduced evidence tending to ihow thal the plaintilT was in fact a man who would steal and that be bad sueh a reputation: so he elaimed, even if he did speak the words, they could not injure ihe eharacter of the plaintilT, inas much as it was already had in that respeot. After an efPort, the jury came toan agree- ment and retumed a seale.l verdiet on Sat urday morning in favor of the plaintilT for one cent damages and his cosis. Fay aml Benter for plaintiff; R. M. Harvey and ShurtlelT for defendant. J. I!. George VI. .1. W. Phelps. This was an action to recover back money paid hy an insolvent to tbe defendant a short time be fore the payer was petitioned into insolv- ency. It was brought uniler the statute which provides that when money is paid hy a man about to go into bankruptcy aml who does go into bankruptcy withln four months from ihe time of sueh payment, the assiguee may recover it back so that it may he evenly dlstributed among the oredltors if it bo found that the creditor receiving the pay. raent knew, or bad good reason tobelleve, his debtor was about to fail. The testiinony tended to show that the defendant loaned to the insolvent, one W. C. Jones, the siim of ?'7.", in July, lsss, and that it was paid back about Novemher l'ith of that year. On the 12th of December the petitioli in bank ruptcy was Hled, and 011 ihe 3Tth of Decem ber Jones was deelared an insolvent. The insolvent had heen in the bakery business iii Barre. Ilefendant did not deny receiv ing the money, but did deny that at the time he received il he knew, or had any rea souahle groumls of believing, that Jones was about to fail. The plaintilT, who was the assignee, elaimed that the einum- stances were iuch that the defendant must have known the oondltion of Jones, and asked to have the amoUBt he had received paid back. The jury returned a verdiet for the defendant. Fay aud George W. Wing for plaintilT; ShurtlelT for defendant. The case now 011 trial is D. A. Camp and wife VI, Town of Plainfield, an action for damages growing out of an Injury arising from Ihe alleged insulliciency of a certain hridge in said town near the residenee of one Wesley Gray, Williamstown. Miss Ella Bcnediet is visiting friends iu Burlington. Liberty JetTords has heen painfully ill of i late with rheumatism. A son was hom on Sunday last to Mr. and Mrs. Thoinus Sheridan. Miss Cynthia Townseud bas heen visiting her mother of late at Waterbury Center. Mrs. Bllen Kathan Morse seems to he faii- ing graduallv, aml is now conlined to lier j bed. A new house is about to be eroeted in the quarry district, near the George Abbott house. Kuel Covell tells us that the report that he haa bargained his place is without foun dal 1011. After a year and more of experience as our faithful slation agent, Bamey D. Flint, proposes to returu soon to farm life. At the Waterbury fair, last week, J. K. Lynde was again successful iu ohtainiug a premium with his beautiful horse, " Laura C." Nelson t'arleton has again resumed work 011 his new house in the village. More new boUMS would lind ready occupanls, it is said. Clio Tarbell, who had beeu stopping for some weeks in the fainily of George ('. Karle, now of Barre, came home recently, slek Wltb what proves to be diphtheria. We fear the suooeas of an etTort to araw Deacon Eilwin C. Smith and fainily to Washington to live. the age aml inliriuities OfMrs Bmlth'S parents pleailing strongly for suob a move. I'uder the direclion of O. A. Blanchard, our superlntendent of roads, the streets leading to the depot have heen inaterially Improved, A new hridge 011 Main street is an Improvomeut, Mr. aud Mrs. E. K. Towner of Montpelier were iu town over Sunday. In the evening Mr. Towner had a good audience to listen to his report of the nationai Christian Eu- deavor Donventlon, held iu Pblladelpbia some weeks ago. George Clark, son-in-law of J. M. Bass, aud or years past an express agent with rOBte from Boston to St. Albaus, lias lieen compelled by 111 health to give up travel on the railroad. He now has work iu the eompany's ottice in Boston. Bome one who had a conversatlou a few days ago with ex-Govemor Bmith tells us tbe iuipresston left on his niind was that tbe Central Vermont Railroad Company bas not abaudoned the purivose to build a road from tbe main line to tbe quarries.