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VOL. 86.443,$. MONTPELIER, VT., "WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1, 1891. NUMBER 13. THK VERMONT WATOHMAN. raatnra kvkuv waiHitanAv v Ttie WatchmaD Publishing Company At Montpelier, Vt. HRCllt'K IlorKH MoM-peller, Vt. General Kiitrr. T. H. 1I08KINS. M. D Newport, Vt. Airicutlural KiHtor. Tmrmb 32.00 a year; J1.00 for Hix DWnthl fifty cent a f(ir three inonths. BltaiufSH M'Ti Wonlion. Ba .ri liay for sntn 011 the Goodwin plaw, 1101 North Montpelier. lr yon have a job of jnrinting of any krtd aemd totlie Watchmam oflioe. Miaa M. K. Macomf-kk's private bopjoI will open April & at y Ijoorai' street. Don't injnre the handa and rtvin tho clothea by uaiug a paorauap. World Soap is ptire. Wantbiv- A good capablo girO to do house work. OooJ wages. Call M 'Wutrh n&n offioe, Wooi, Mlt hftts, 25 aml 50 cefflts. lMO aearfa at twonty-five per eent ilia ount, at tbe Miasea Flak, 27 State atreet. Gbt a policy eovering loss by winiJ-Mnrn, tornadoes, cyciouos or hurricaneH, of A. O. Brown & Son, at a very Hiuall oost. PKori. desiring a good pint for tftlitd inge, at low prioea, Rre referred toth. ad vertisement tl tbe Patrons' I'ttlnt Works. A fihb Mto.k of new and seeond-i.and pianos and organs for sale and to rent on tasy terms t G. W. Wilder'e uiusic Htjre. It 1h important tbat partrss not OWning anuy real eatate ahniihl instirv. their personal property with A. 0, BroWD & Son, where thoy are snre of getting kiwsst rate. BcLniRKF, soldiers' widows and dependent relatives, entltled to iiensions under 'he new pcnHioii law, should send to T. J. Deavitt, Montpelier, Vt., for a cir-ular Mdtalning tiie law in full. Dn yoi: know tbat you oould g'. a policy with A. (". BroWti Son ou your dwclling honae at about ,ne-hal tho rate you have. been paving? That is Wiiat tbey ,uarante they wlll do. The 'Musical Scalo Register, pttonted bj 0L B. W. Blisa, is now inanuia.'.tured by the M.isical Scai-e Refrister Oo. at East Calais', V t. Pri( S2.0C. Pontape and pack iag twcnty centH- Thr Brooks Bli Curps'vill bm a ociab'.e and Hnpper &t Grand Army ka.ll thja (Wednemiay) evaniUK. .or.per will bc ervei! from five to Heven o'clotk, at fiftieen cuntx. All ar' flordially invited. 8. C. TowNsat'H Htotik of wall ;aper i now OHplete and iiis prloaa are lov er tban ver bofore. Gilt paper be sells at five, ten and sfteen centa; white blanks at fivo, aiy and eight centa; lisrdera' ':.oui one lo eiglitoentH per yard. Bahnabii, Sn MNRi). & Co. Lave aH Mnnal souiethhiK of interest to ay to the ladicH thls week. Aiuericac drens goods in tbeir boast, and wt aHk a!l OUI lady rpadTH to ruati the advort isemi iit tbrwgh. Barnard, BouMier & Gc. gtlUHBtee to p'.:'aae you. Thr ladieiof tbe-Ghurobof the AfaMiah wlll give the iaat of heir repalar etmrHo of 3ciabb-s to-niorrow (Thuraduy) afternooi: aod evening. Snppor from balf-past flve to evon. How1m' ferce "Ths Klevator " wlll be giVM in tbe evenifig. Tick'tn tr, opfer and eBtertaiDOaent, tift- en oeuut. Iu. K. M. K Etniera baa eloaed hii oAoe atoV; State Htreet, and will devote hil eutirc Mdm to the peactice at the ofB-o of Mra. J)r. Olark, 24 Mata itfeet. Montpelier, where he wlll attend tc all ktnda of dental work Sper ial atteutinn given totlie treatmeut and nrM'jrvation of tho uatural teeth. Extraot iajr done liy lr. ('lark's painU: uiethod. Thbrk are niany veteraOH who have tWiu for peMlonajfMnding tbat would do wl to conauK. .Tames K. Oarrau, Mont- pelie.-, vt., wha hai bad over b'x yean' ex aetienee aa aapeoial axamlner and Isthor- oiih y familiar wilh a'.l thelawi and rullRftf of thj department. He makai i lcrease and reeoied rlaiiiin h specitlty. Ai ,'ice free. Oh miirrlaik'm Kyf and Skik Ointmkvt. A certain cnre for ohtonio IOM eyea, tet fcar, kdt-rhenui, scald head, a.il chrouic noreH. fover Hores, I'W'ina, Ltch, prairie cratci'.es, Hore nipplM and pileK. It iK eool lag aa 1 Hoothiut;. Huodredi oCcaiei have boen c.'ired by it after a!l other treatmeut had fafied, It UUt up In tweaty-rive and rlfty ceut boxeH. Vot aalo by (.!. Bakely. Vi tu Uhrh I n icauoLL's .Painth0 Luzerne Oo., Penn., Mar h 1, 1W1. Mr. t. V. lu Kernoll, llear tttrt Tlftaan yearn ago laal (all I painted my dwelllng and a Hchool hotl.se wi'h ngera1('l liijiiid rubber white paint. Jt han given entlre latiafactlon, Pleaae-iiend Hainple carda. 1 and my neigh bora wili une yonr paint thiu apriiiK Fra trnally youra, l,yiuan Pedriek. 8ee ad vorti.semeat PatrOBa' Paint Work.s. ,Ei. Thomai; T. Kabhrll of Waterbury, a veeran of the Kourtli Vtirmont VolunVierH, wtio baa boen IttOOeMtal for tho laat two or three yeart; iu obtaiuiinj penM)U for the old noldiera, would say to hia old coiuraieH (lwt he in alwaya ready with atlviee andiui fociiiatiou frae. No charjjw uutil peuHion ia DfOOUred. The DUtkiOg v. atlldavits and 1 in l.i:, 1 and )enaion caaeH pendlng Heforo any of the dejiartiueuta at Washing ton it a Hpecialt.y. For years the editor of tiie Burlington Juiu:tivti (Mo.) t'ott han been Hiibject to aruinp BoUc or hln of iudigoutiou, whieh proMtralel him for Heveral huurx aud 1111 iitted bipj for hiiHineNH for two ar three dayH. For the paKt year he haa boen iuiiig Chaui oorlain'H Colie, Cholora and l)ianhva liemedy whenever o(x aaiou reijuired, aud it haa iuvariably given hiiu protupt relief. Tweuty-ilve aiul llfty c ut bottlea for aaUi by C. Blakely, druggiat, A Skuiouh Mihtarr. To " clean out" the bowela liy itrOOg, purgatlve uiedicinea, that weakeiiM theiu, ln a gravu mistake. Take thoae reliible little augar-coated " I'leaHant Purgative l'ellute," )rejiared by Dr. B. V. Pierce. They are mild hut promit n relievlug uountiiatlini, U'k headaohe, btUotll atiacka, pain in region of kidneya, t'irpid liver, and in restoring a heulthy, natural actlon to tho Itomaoh and bowela, Twenty-rlve -centi a vlal. One " Pellet " a dose. Twr interent In lawn-.naking in increasing from yenr to year, and BON pttMDI are asking thls spring how tc make a good lawn thsn nvor before. Thes and inatiy othera will be very mucb luteretted In a booklet jiiHt iHtted by the Hradley Fertill.er Com pany, No. 27 Kilby Htreet, BottOO. It iH alled"Tho Velvet I.awn," and in it are fonnd some very excellent hintH 011 the SHbjeOt, The vaiualde nature of the " Kng lish Lawn Fertili?er," aa a dreHHing en pecially adapliil to lawmt, ls apoken of parM ularly. Tho booklet ibottld le read by irery one who eltber baa a lawn or ln tenis to liave 0110. Montpellor and Viclnlty. JIon. W. II. H. Binoham of Stowe is in 1 wn. IIikam H.Crobs ia critically ill with pneu monla. Thr Reminary began its Hpring term yes terday. W. II. II rrrick is preparing to move to Middlesex . Thrrk is to be a dance at the Paviliou this evening. Mr. AND Mas. E. B. Pihr of Pike'n Sta tiou, N. II., arn in town. E. K. Blahrlv has returned from an ex tended trip in the West. Timothv Gi.enan was nned $15.rJ on Monduy fdi iutoxication. CkaRUH II. Nvr of MiittapoiHett, Mass., Il vlatting (I. UeF. Haiu roft. Drniscn Dkwry & Son are now in their new (jiiarter.s on South Main street. Mauv, the infant daughter of CharleH Warren, died on last week Thurnday. J. Kl 1 (ioot)RNouun Hprained his right shvmlder Heverely by a fall last week. Thr I'oreHters had a pleasant Hupper and dance at Gapital hall, Mouday evening. Tirm Bethany reading dnb will meet with Mrs.'Freeinan Itixby next week TueHday 8lf ternoon. A .) KCIAL train will leave Iiarrt. for Mont pelier after the "oncert ciu Tluirsday eveu Mgi t pTll 2. S. S. Townkb has retiirned from Bostou, whcre he has boen for nome weeks for medi tal treatmeut. A Fast-dat aervioe will be held at the Church of the Messiah Friday evening at scvn o'elock. Kmma, the seventeen-years-old daughter of- J amefl t'othn, died yeaterday morning of typhoid fever. Gharlks A Sandrrh has bought of K. M. Irish a bouae in Morrieville, where he will Uve in the. future. Pitoi'KsitoK Whrklrb went to fairfax on Mouday, totpeud the remaiuder of liis va catiun at bis hoiue. Thkrr are now hX children of tlie school age in tbe Cnloa Qiatfiot, and of this num ber 401 g to school. Miss GrstuuI'K. Drkw haa returned from New York, where she has beeu viatting her sister for a fcw weeks. Thk dry gooda and uiillinery ttores will beopen ei Monduy, Tuenday aud Suturday eveniugs after this date. DRFiNrrR arrang' iuentc for the lecturosof George Wiliis ('"oke have beeu ma.le. The dates are Apri! I, 1" a:id 23, Mr. iiM Um Haebi M. Cutlkr have moved to tbelr new house, oppesite the tennlnation of Bpring street. A. W. StOOUJI of Bostn, formerly a law itudent iu tiie oBice of .1. A. Wing, Bsq.j is making a brief visit iu town. Gltuiwii A. Viiks, who has beeu spcud ing a fcw dayi of 1ns vacation here, will re turn to tkMton on Thuraday. Thk Uhautauona class met last Friday afternoan with the MlflesMROomber. There will bc ns 11 ting this week. ( , 1 :n: ' Kohbkts is to uiovi) iato the house of T. J. Deavitt on Terrac street, wblob is now being repaired. IMo.N Fast-day services will be lield at Trlnity ohurch Fhuraday morning, aud Kev. A. J. Hongh will preach. Waitr Sahin wtnt to Cambridge yester day to speud a few days xvith his fraud parents, Mr. aud Mrs. C. B. Waitu. Thk (ttneral of Mrs. Jeauette I'restou oc curred on lant week Thursda afternoon. It was condacted by Kev. A. J. Hough, Rkv. W. A. Evans is to give a nev tem peranoe leoture at tbe next neettng oi the Good Teuiplars' lodge, Friday eveuiug. Mks. B A. Mt'Jiuv has m ved troui the Cemp Moob on Klm street to the Se'iua buildiug, at the comer of JUm and School Htreets. PAT yout taxes 011 or befoie April 4 if you wish to aave the disoouttt. IreaHurer Eaton NitH dftlly aud uightly at the rece!pt of custom. Thk post-otlc e will be open 011 Faat dt.y from elgbt to ten A. K. , aud trom four to six v. m. One deiivery by oarrlen, (Jdl- lections as usual. Captain o. 11. Cuahk went yeaterday u Bennington to partlolpate in a preliuiiuary meeting to make arrangt iuents fcr tho cele bratiou la AugUHt. Thk Offtoe of the w&ter couiniisHiouers has been moved x one of the tuutiu 000 u pied by the otlice of J. A. Wing, Ksy ., at No. 4 State Htreet. Mu. EliMOgn'l children'e class in danclng v.ill uloae next MAjmlay evening It will uot bc puh'ic, und only invited guusts ure expectcd to be )iroent. JiKdiNMNa April 1, the boot aud shoe stores will close Wediiesd&y, TliiirsiUky and Friday eveuitigs at six o'oloek. Th.s ar raugement will coutkiue till October 1. iAcoBOI SHRiutEV, a paintec, who foriuerly II Ved iu Moiitelier, died ou last week Mou day at Newaygx, Mieh. Ile caine orlginally froiB Underhill, irlMM his pareuU now reside. W. Arthur J0NK8 has beeu apoiuted ilistri t sei retary of the Young Peoplc's 80 ciety of CbrUtiaa Budeavor for Washington county by Kuv. P. McMUlau, pccsldeut u' the Vermont braucti. Thk Easter ofTertory t (Uiriat church Bunday moruiug auiouutud to the haudsotue sniu of ttH24.1H, which covrs the Hoatiug debt. The ofTertory uas iu respouse to au appeal of the vestry. A town meeting is to be oalled to vote ou the proHdtiou to exeiufit the atock of the Colton Mauiifactnriug Couipauy froiu taxa lion, the eapital for the enterprise ooniing 1 1 1 i 1 I from Montpelir. Thk Woiuan's ObrUtlM Temiierauoe I nlon will neel next week Wedueaday with Miss Elua Kublee at three o'clouk iu the afteruoou. All are requested to be prua ant, as there will he busiuess to attend to. Mas, Krkii T. IIali. died very suddeuly 011 last week Kriday, at th age of thirty four yearH. The uueral servioe was held Sunday afteruoou, at the Kaptlst ehuruh. mi 11,111 is uow (puu; 111 witn pneuiuouia. Frluiwshu' comuiandery of the Peoplu's Five Year Ileuetit order vuted the follow ing sick benefltl ou last week Tuesduy evening: I). H. Wheatley, 8100; Eliuer E, Sanders, 840; George N. White aud C. It. Bagley, 820. TilK aunual meeting of the Montpelier Military haud was held laHt week Tuesday evening, when the followiug olllcers were elected: rresident Albert Bruwu; leader, T, K. Merrill, Jr.; aasistaut leador, Oeorge K. White; sccrotary and pronerty clerk, W. A. I'atteo; treasurer, Clinrles F. Bus wi ll; audltOH, Frank (Jarver, K. L, Oeorge and Timothv bonahuc; leader of orchestra, George 0, White. Ei'iiknk F. Kani was cntight between a couple of cars, one day last week, and was qultc Heverely Byiicezed in the i hest. Ile had a narrow escae from death. Fortu uately 110 bones were broken, and he 1h now ahle to be out. Tiiomas SrRAR, livlug with hlHMon-ln-law, 1.. r. Lawrenee, in Berlin) has had repeated at.taukHof lllneei diiring tho past week or t wo and Is yet quite low. His age is eighty llve, but the hope ls held out that he may nurvive the recent attacks. L, M. i 'amkuon of Middlesex does not in tend that his neighhor Chapin shall 1110 kopollce the glory of gilt-edge maple sugar making. Some cakes received from Mr. Caineron show that iu eolor, llavor and all good qaatltlei his sugar has the front rauk. Miss ci.aka (;iishman spoko at Trintty church 011 Siimla.v, under the auspices of oT the Woinan's Forelgn Missiouary So clety. Miss Cusbman is a pleasing speaker, and hrr deHcription of misHionary work was greatly enjoyed liy those )iresent ou Sunday. Yrsirrday the town of Berlin voted, scventy-Hix to six, to exempt the buslness of the Colton Maiiiifacturiug Couipauy from taxatiou for a peiiod of ten years a wise and Itberal uieaaure, We heartily con gratulate our ueighbor ou the outcome of this meeting. Vkhmont lodge of Odd Fellows conferred tlie degree of truth ou six caudidatesou lasl week Wedneaday evening, At the district meeting at Northfield onTliursday evening, .tbe lodge conferred tlie tirst aud third de tgrees. The meeting was in eharge of Dis- trict Deputy D. L, Sanders. Skvkral of the voung men who are at- tending schoois or oollegee are now at home 011 a vacation. Among theiu are Walter Washburn, who is at Dartmouth, Edward Deavitt and Stephen Freeman, whe are at the University of Vermont, aud Carl Glea son, who is at the Kock Poiut Instltute, Iturliugton. Thk Itlburban train service between Montpelier and Barre was begmi on Mou day, aud little deviation was niade from tbe lobedule tlme, A tuiu h larger patron age thati iisual was observed. The little engine " Traup," wblaki the cars along at a rapid rate and "gets there" with a greal Bonriab f whlstling. Thk Fre Prtlt, in iMAhlnf of the suc cess of A. W. Bartium iu Wlnnlng tlie flrst prtne at the ty pe-writlng coatesl in Boeton, says: " He was at onoe offered an Knpor. taia posltion with the TbouipMnHouaton oompany in Boeton to take dlotatlon direot Dpon the typewriter, bttt he preferred biH general work with the railroad (ompany." Jamks ItURKH of Xorlhtichl while drunk was ejeeted frOM the saloon of (iorge Uced for smashing a tbow case und other artlcle. Burke'l inwe was broken by QeOtaet with the sidewalk aud he reoetveu otber Injuriee, He was walked ofl te jail and his WOUndl were dressed. He pleaded goilty to In toxicatiou, on trial. How about the other law breaker he Who told the liquor that made Burke -druuk'.' Thk anuual meeting ol the library assooi ation was held 011 last week Tusday eveu iug, aud the old board of truetces was re-eh-cted. The (ihrariau reported that there had beeu about 1(000 issues from the llbrarv during the iast year. It was also reported that th fees and tines had alxjiit couuter balanoed the expeuses of the associatioc, aside ftoui the aalary f the lilrariau, auo that there ie now u little over 82W) iu the treasury. Thk attorneyH in the so-callerl " consplr ac.v oaae,M now 011 trial, express the Oplnloo that tlie Watohman Hhoiild nav souiethin ' 1 for the advertising it had ill oourt last. weok I during the empanidiiig of a jury. The j juroi H almost iuvariably 'duclared in answer to tbe questiona of theattorneya that they read tbe aoconnt of the trial in October iu I the Wat hman, and had derived their I knowledge of the case from this paper. The vt atchman s re.jiort wm a plam, impartial tatemenl of tbe main (aotl elicited iu the examinution of the witnesses. A plan of the addltlon to Blanohard blook s 011 exhibition at the store of Fred Blanob aril. This uddition will be of brick and will cost about jfl5,00t). On the second floor the Apollo cliib will have rooms ur ranged to enactly eult its needa, and on the upper floor there will be a hall, forty bv :no bundrel feet in diinensions. The stugo of the Opera hall will bc some twelve or teurteen feet deeper tban at preeent, and will be one of the largest in the smaller theateri of New England, The pertlon of tkeaddition which will be directly over the pnesent driveway will have a how front, an.l it is ex.cctcd that the buildiug will be a handaotne ptooe of arobitaotnre, 'I ik aUOtion sale of the livery projerty of Clark B, Holierts, last week WedneHday af tertoon, was atteuded by a large crowd aud the property sold at good pri.es. The boraea aold aa followa: Dan, $i0: Diob 8H.ri Nip, 1135: Lock,W8JJ0; Heotor, dl27; Jen nle,4ti0i Silver Tail, $125; Miss Paige, 802; Brov11 Dick, 870; big bay horsc, 81SS; blg bay u:are, $181, These were taken by E. M. Mab, The othetH were disposcd of as followi: Fred, W. E. Adums, 200; Grav Bagle, Joaepb Mongeon, Slot Harrv, E. Lane, 8104; browu horse, T. Moriarty, 807 BO bluc k horse, Krank HutobhMOtt, 8120; my niare, lf. O. Peabody, 8142.50. 11 H. Wktuohk han 31st laoured for tbe Wetmoce Oranlte company ol Barre an order teou) Grand Baplds, Mloh,, for a mau lolaum lot the Browa fainily of tbat eity It. will coit 812,(W0, and will he Unilbed by Septomber 1. Tbe niausolHiiui will be in the form (an Bgyptian yyramld, aud wiii ue iweut.our leet aquareat the base aud tbirty-aeven feet from base to apox. The entranoe also wlll be of Kgyplian design, AlMiut two uiindred tous of the best ltarre granite will be used iu the HiipersUucture. The ceiling , will he iu tbe furm of u dome returuing to a pillar, aud tbene will he twelve crypts. ll is thought tlie touiii will le uu u.i:all.v beautiful. Am exuiniuation of pnblto etJiool tea'hers waa held at tbe vestry of ibe Church uf the Mesilah 011 Mouday audTueaday, uuder the direetiouof ltov.J. P. Bouth. Tbeexaiuina tion ovciipied the wholeof botii days. Tbere were twenty apjlicaut8 for rtill;atea, two amdyitig for those of the tirst grade aud elghtoou for those of the aecuud aud third grades. The applieauts were dlvuled among the tuwvs of this viciulty as follows'. Mout ludier, ulue; Middlesex, three; Berlin and Granville, two; Waterbury, NorUilield, Barre und Randolph, one. This examiua .ion ls the sixth of tbe nlne thal are to be beld lu the oounty, aud Iu these six 101 ap plioations for certitlcaUai have beeu made. It isexpected that the tolal number of uiipli catiuus will be fully 150. Tjuk anuual parish meeting of Chrlst church was held 011 Easter Mondav, al ItH o'elock lu tbe morning. The followiug wereilecled as Uie vestry: Charles Dewey. Fred E. Binith, Hiram Aukins, Edward Dewey. li, P. Gleasou, George E. Taiilin, H. N. Taptin, E. D. Blackwell, Willar.l Holden, G. B. B. Denuy, George Braluerd. The vestry orgauize.d by eleotlng the follow iug ollicer.s Seuior wardcn, Charles Dewey; biniot wardeii, Fred E. Bmitb; socretar'y, O. D. Clark; treasurer, Thomas Dewey; new committee, (1. li. i. Denuy, (Jeorge Braiaerdi L, P. Gleasou; tudltora, J. w. ?'. waanuurui u, a. u. ienu. tay aelegatei to dlocosan OOnvention, Hiram Atkius, 1 Charles Dewey, F. E Sinith, W. H. Cowell; alturiiates, George Braluerd, 1'. (ileason, ! 11. n. lapiiu, J. A.. lieUuer. Thk followiug trausfers of real tatata have taken nlaoe In the past week: J. W. Biock to the Lane Mauufacturing Company, laud aud buildiug ou Franklin atreut, 81,000; Heury M. Kimball, admiuiatrator, tw Hiram Atklns, home property 011 Elm atreet, 85,500, and rit und 1'alrtot biiild Ing, 82,750; Harriet N. Ilrockway to tiOTeD Friend, lot, and bulldings 011 North stieet, 8700; H. n. Taplin, admlnlatrator, to D, A. Wing, home fariu of Alexander Bmith, J3,(iiKl; 1). F, IiOiig and S. H, Cntter, eSCOU tors of eatate of the late E. P. .lohiison, to Martha E. Ijong, house and lot, 011 Park aveuue, 83..riO(); Litne Mauufacturing Com pany to V. II. Lomhard, lot of laud, MflO; Harlan Kemp and A. J. Sibley to I'. A. Kemp, lot aud dwelllng house on Blbley avenue, J2,tXK); W. E. Adams and wife to Raphaid Lanier and wife, black and tene ment house 011 Elm street, 85,H0O. Thk annual examlnatioua at the Union ichool occurred 011 last week Wedneaday ifternoou and Thuraday. Many peraoua In tereated iu the achool dropped In on one of the two ilaya to hear the exercises, and all were pleased with the evident, progreas wbloh is being made. Mr. Walker, the leaeher of nmsic, gave luetTUOtion in sing Ing, as usual, on Thuraday, and this portion 1 the exercises waa especially interesting. Vbunday afternoon the usual rheterlcala were preseuted iu the high school, and a chorus of girls gave two pleasing selectioiis. A numtier of the other rooins also had rhe torical exercises during the afternoon. The vhool closed Thuraday afteruoou for a re cess of ten days. A few changes in teach ors will be necesaary at the begiuning of the next terin, owiug to the resiguation of Misa Enaign aa preceptresa. Misa Terrill, who baa been teaching in room No. ft, is to IU0 oeed Miss Bneign, and Mrs. VlolaJ. Blll 'ngs, who baa been teaching 011 the Berlin aide, will go into No. 5. Thr Berlin street achool cloaed a very hiici esaful terin laat week Wedneaday with an exhibition iu the town hall. The hall was crowded and at aud ing room waa qaiteex hauated. Mrs. Viola.l. Billings, the teanher in the higher deparliuent, deserves great credlt for the excellent maiiiier iu which the cxerciaes passed olT Tlicdvclainations, rcei tationa and dialoguca were remarkahly well rendered. Mueioon theorgan was furnlabed by Miss Lena Crossett and Heveral seleclions were given by the Berlin street drum corpe, Aaron Banoroft mauager, which elicited merited applausc. The scholars all showed that they have made marked progrcss in their atudies and improvement iu their de ortment during the past year. Mrs. Bill ings has taught coutinuously in this scliool for the past tivc years, giviug nnauallfled satisfaetion, and there is mueh regret felt aud expressed that she ia not, to return, hav- ing aooepted au eleotion to a poeition iu Montpelier Union school. A thoroiigh, capablo and paiuataklng tcacher, popular Wltb her schoiars and i'i the; district, ber frieuds will wish her the aiiccess iu her new teld ibe has to richly merited iu the Berlin Htreet achool. In thia oonneotlon it is due to Mr. George Blair, coiniiiitlee for Hev eral years past, to say that tbe UCOesS of the scliool is due iu some large measure to tlie active Intereat he has taken in all its alTairs. With an effective Intereat all arouml, the school mtiHt he a success. At the close of entertaiuinetit Miss liillings was preseuted with a sugar IhiwI, sugar Hhell, a pbotograpb holder aud a picture throw by her pupils pleasunt memenUM of a lons and happy connectlou with this Mbool. ; A. O. Cuuhins waa giveu quite a aurprise learly Saturilay evening by a drunken man. who insisted 011 comitig into the houae, aiul who declared that an atteuipt hail been made to lnurder hiiu for his mouey. The mau's band was badly cut, his knee was wrcnched, aud his general appearam'e con tirmed what he naid. When he pulled out AiU eveu uml asked Mr. Cnminins to keep it, the latter began to bidieve tbere miist he aomethiiig to the story. The man was taken in, and his hand was attended to, butltaoon beoame pbtin timt the trouble with him was tbat bebad been Imbiblng too freely of Montpeller'a wbiakey. It tben transplred that his uame was Michael Sul- llvanj that he had OOtne from his home iu Northfield with his family to visit Mr. Petef aon, his fatber-ln-law, who lives near by; that he had speut some 815 of his mouey for whiskey, aud had gone to Mr, Petereou iu a mueh intoxic aled ooudition ; that he had twice juuiped through u window, iu doing which be had cut bil hand badly; aud that, after the aecoud escape, he had reached Mr. Cummtaia1 house wltbout the knowtedge of his n latives, who began at ouce to hunt for him iu the village. Mr. Ciimuiius trled to get the man to go Into Mr. l'etersou'e house, hut he refuaed, and it was found to !xt neo- essary to call Mloer Dejueritl aud Dttt bim under arrest. Mouday morning he was tried before Jiistice Smilie, was fouud guilty of iutoxication, aud paid a Bue of $11.81, : He disclosed ou Jacidi atid TriatrRxn Bobln ' sou, who pleaded guilty of selliug, aixl ap pealed from their sentt nce, .1. H. Senter beooming aurety in eacb case. Mr. Cum- lnins gave the $300 to Mrs. Sullivau Mouday 1 morning, Eahtkk ilay, as usual, was b right aud : pleasant, aud the churckes all had large OOngregntiona, At the Church of the Me.s- abtb tbe deoorationa were taatefnL tbough j uot elaborale. Ahove tbe desk ropis of l evergreen were featooned from the oen- i-rot the arcii, aud wrcatlis hiing at the endi of a horizontai pole, also of evergreen. i mau of Easter lilies, eurrounded with green, reated on the table in front of the desk, aud two Hts of iimhrella plauts gave juet etiough variety to make tlie arrangc lutnt as uearly perfe t as could be desircd. Tbe music by the oholf was appropnate to the day. aud was linely rendered. Mr. Wright's seriuoti referred to the resiirr, i -tioM iu faitb, thought aud aotlon which havt been going 011 since the resurrectiou of the tirst Easter day. In the evening a Bunday-aohool Oonoert waa given by the children. It wan in eharge of the superin tendelit, Mr. Wallace G. AndreWH, aud waa uniiHually iutere.stiug. It uonallted largely of sini'im' bv the school. uuder the direetiouof Mr. F. W. Haucroft. A num ber of new and heuutiful carols were eung, and theaervice began with a prooeulotial maron ap the onlldran, who sang as they marobea. Those who took part in the ex ereises, either reading or giving recitations, were Hovjer Ferriu, Nellio Clav, Loull Huntington, Kutie Collriu, Jessle Clay, Ahhie Haryey, Katio Craig, Jeuuie Clay, Jessie Humplirey, Little l.awson, Hattie Clark, Martin Peck, Niua Holt, Chester Wright, Josie Coffrin, Eucy Gould, Bmma Alexander, Mabel Tauuer, Whitman Ferriu, Edilie Slaytou, Reuuie Luke, Nettiu Wade, Carlie Richardsou, Julia Peck, Edith Blanobard, Jane Bancroft. Responsive readiugs, "a canticle of reinembrance," aud reuiarks by Mr. Wright, were iuterestiug feutures of the prograuime. - The lloral display atChrlsHhurch waa quit elahorate, and Easter lilies aud roses were the mMt proiuineut Howers. The altar was covered wllh ivy, aud about the chancel were muuy potted plauts, ferus, etc. The whole effect was very fjue. The sermon by the rector, Mr. Flauders, the scriptural selectioiis aud the apeeial muiio, coiublned to make the service espei'ially Iuterestiug. In tba after uoou at four o'elock, a Siinday-school fes tmd occurred. Fi ve cai-olH wi'rt, .1:1, - uml the processional aud recessloual were ex coeiliugly beautiful. In the courae of the exerc ises Mr. Flunders made a sbori ad dress. At Bethany church also there was a very tasteful grouping of Howers, potted plauts, etc., Easter lilies being con spicuous. The uiUHic was appropriate to OUI day, aud the seriiion by Mr. Qallagbel led up to the central thought of Easter. -There were some very beautiful deuoratloni uhont the altar at 8t. Augua- line oburob, and tbe muaio waa nore elab- orate thau usual. The Eaater aervice at Trlnity church waa poatponed to uuxt Bunday. but al the Haptlat church, although no Hpcciui muaio was poailble, on aocount of the llliiehH of ineiubera of the choii , Mr. K.iyuioud preached au Easter sennon. - The Chrlatiau Eudeavor Societiee held a uulon prayer-meetiug at the Baptist vburvb at leveu o'elock lu the moruiug. 1 11. 11 of llars. We are told that they whom tbe gods love die young, bnt we oannot donbttbe loving care of Gud, our Heavealy Father, over tboee who have been btOUgbt through four acore yeara aml BON of worthy living to peace and a happy cotitentment in these lengtheiilng days. The month hist emled hrought hlrthilaya totwo venerable and re markable women, near neighhora, dcar frienda aud long tlme reaidanta of Mont neller Mra. Laoy Bancroft Snow and Mra. Nancy Young Sprague. Mra. Snow was one of a famlly of five orphaned children, C. W. aml t.'arloa Ban croft (stlll well ramembered here) having been her brothers, and with tben waa taken Into the home of an uncle, Siiueou Daggett. The other brother aml aiater were oarco for by auother uncle, the father of the late Arthur und Freeman Daggett, all of whom be aurvives. Her haliits of indiistry, fru gality, order, neatness and dianatch, may have been directed by her early traluing, bnt tbelr perfeotlon oould never bavebeen attained had not theae gerins been Inherent, Through all the yeara of her marrled life, her huahand (Mr. Barnabas H. Snow. Home yeara aincn leceaaed,)fuuml her a lndpiueet indeed. The petty, yet, trying, discord de peudiug 011 hired iielp iu douiestic service, Mrs. Snow knows nothiug of; yet oue who has II ved near her many years baa never heard her complain of liard work, or too muob of it. On the contrary, she has al ways found tiiuo for dainty embrolderlng, crocheting, knitting, etc, ofteu furnishing gifta of comfort or adorniuent for lier frieuds. A neighhor, familiarly running in reoently, found her atudying au intricate ilestgn tor Knitleil lace. On her eiglity niuth birtbday, the 80th of Marob, the aame friend asked her how ibe had Hiicceeded with the lace. " O, I got it a-going," was her reply. "YeH," exclaimed a daughter, Mrs. N. H. Tahor, " tuother always geta everythiug 1 a-going,1 that she undertakea." Not only " a-going, "but to this day who oan poiut to any project of Mrs. Snow'a that ahe failed to tarrv through to the most thor oiigh oompletion? From illueaH and Injury, botb of whieh ahe has experienced within the last few years, she has rallied wonder fully, and givea not a little promisa of ful lilling wishes expressed to her by her son-in-law, Mr. Tahor, 011 this last birtbday, that she might celebrate a hundredth. Kiuil and Sympatnetio, her tears flow freely for the aorrowa of others and for words of love and acta of kiudnesa to herself. Her re ligious intereat makea her, when well, a conatant attendant upon pnbliu worahip, and when kept at home her eulhusiasm is well sustauied liy Her favorite paper, ite CUrintian Leodir, Mrs. Sprague pasaed her eighty-aixth birtbday darohlT. Of a tamilyof ten chil dren, only one other is left HOD. Satuuel louiigof loledo, Ohlo. Auother brother may be reinembered by our older eitielis, Amml U. Young, aroblteot of the tirat (itone) state house-, burned in 1857, Another was Professor ira Young, late of Dartmouth. With leas of phyaical vigor and eiiduranco thau her neighhor and friend, Mrs. Sprague baayetapent au active and uaeful life, a life that has done mueh for the welfare aud bappineai of other livea. Domeatic in her tuatea, she, too, baa been cminently IndUB trious, always giving to the uecessary work of the home its due atteutioti, still nnding tiine for the lighter occupationa of fancy work, ilecorations, etc. Just now giviug her eyes a rest from those uiore trying pur suita, she is knitting worsteil bov-dolls, to deligut the eyea aud hearts of her little frieuds to whom they will be giveu, more tban eighty years younger tban herself! With a phiioeopbtoal Btruoture f mlnd said to belong to but few women, Mrs. Sprague has niei losa the loss of husband and all her children save oue (Mrs. liyron M. Chaffee, now of Ghioago) wit h an apparently QUiet HUbmission. None the less has Hhe felt her bereavement, for her affections are deep and strolig, and a inore faithfnl wife, or tenderer motber, who oan Hnd? A promineut trait of her character is unfail ing cheerfiilness, and a very attractive fea ture is a ready wit. Not ready-made, liut made on occasiou entirely origiiiul. Her lettera are marvels of briliiaucy, worthy of the literati of the day. A neai reader. Mrs. : Bprague had just read " AroUud the World on a Dicycie, When 111 couversatiou with a gentleman to whom she was Introduoed, she remarked, mueh to his amusement, that she had just taken a trip around the world ou u blcycle, and was now looktng for some other dlversion. lieceiviug a call from a neighber Mr. Joel Foater)on the evening sf her birthday, she extended botb hamls to hiiu, and it is doubtful if another couple took lighter steps thau for a few minutea they took around 1 1 1- rooms of her pleasant home, ou that "St. Patrlck'l Day," or afterward enjoyed more tborougbly agame of whist. Perhaps 110 household iu our town has had at its head a couple of more marked Individuality thau Mr. Wooster Sprague and wife. These lailies are living comfortahlv, eacb in ber pleasant home. Mrs. Snow has the oompanionabip of a widowed daughter, Mra. George Wataon, and a third daughter, Mrs. Lutber Cree, lives but a few doors away. Mrs. Sprague, thougb widely s, parated from her daughter, aud, indeed, all klndred, has with her tbe niece of her buibaud, Mrs. M. S. Fergusou. Livea like these, ao interest iug to coutemplate, teach a lcsson it is well to heed. Are they not beuefactiona to all thoiightful oliservers. aml do they not give brigbtneu and hope and cheer to the vista of possible old age'.' m. w. r. Itnllroad Mfetlwr a( WaKsflpld. The great cxcitement now is over the Bad dle car railroad, and everyhody aeema in tereited, Oue week ago laat. Moiiday Dr. ,T. B. Mahana of Oregon, with little warning, oame to thll place aml propoaed tobuild a railroad from Rutland to Montpelier, which ahouhl pass iliiwn Mad Rlver valley. The followiug Thursday a goodly number of the citlzona of WaitsHeld and Fayston met at the hotel hall, and were called to order by M. A. Palmer, who brietly atated the ohject of the meeting. C. D. Billlnga was eleeted obalrman, and W. A. Bushnell sec.retary. After some explanation by ,1. J. Kelty and othera aa to the plan of the road, E. O. Traak and J. J. Kelty of Waitatield aud Hugh Baird of Fayston were elected dele gatea to a meeting to be held iu Rutland, and the meeting was adjourned oue week. On Thuraday evening, March 20, ahout two hnndred llfty citizens of Waitsfield and Fayston assemblei at the hotel hall to hear the reporls of the delegates, aml further diacuaa the matter and take hucIi actlon a waa deenicd proper. Mr. Kelty desenhed Dr. Mabana'l plau and gave an accouut of the Rutland meeting, all of which waa pub llahed In the Watchman of last week. Mr. Kelty anawered many Inqulrlee for light on varioua features of the new aystem, the aub staiitial facta elicited having been already pttbliabed in this paper. Answering an in quiry respecting laud datnagea, Mr. Kelty explained that the road will be only about two rods wide. All that is wanted is the right of way, The road will cause hut little damage. Cattle cau not get 011 to the ir.uk and sheep can readily pass under it. After a lOng and aniinated discussion of the de tails of the new acheme for huilding a railway, J. B. Thoiupson offered the follow iug reaolution, which was unanimoualy adopted: " That we, the citizens of Waita lield and Fayston, having considered the proposition of Dr. Mahana to hiiild a rail road from Rutland to Montpelier, and be lieving that such a road would be a great beneflt to WaitsHeld and Fayston and other towns through which the road would paaa, will aid aooordlng toourabllity in paying the bonus reojulred by Dr. Mahana." W. G. McAllister said that, a bonus of $3,000 per mile was asked. That would re qitire about, 813,000 from WaitsHeld aud he expec.ted Faystou would pay a part of it. In his optnlon, the best way would be toap poiut men to solicit, subs;ript,ions from liun lier men and wealthy tueu in the towus of WaitsHeld and Fayston who would be par tlonlarly baneflted by the road. This he knew oould he done, as he had talked with men in botb towns who were Wllllng to pay llberally. Tben let the halance he raised 011 the grand liat of the town. Reubeu Bates moved that the obair appoint a com mittee of three two from WaitsHeld and one from Fayston to solicit subscriptions. Mr. McAllister moved to atnend the motion so that the coiumittee would be elected by the citizens. The apicndinent waa ac cepted and the motion carried uuanimously. E. O. Trask moved that the committee so constitiited be requested to petitiou the ae lectmen to call a town meeting to see if the town will VOte to raise mouey to pay the bonus required by Dr. Mahaua, and the motion prevailed. The followlng committee was unanimoualy elected: From WaitsHeld, C. M. Richardsou and George W.Olmstead; from Fayston, C. D. Billings. The meeting was quiet aud orderly and great enthusiasm was manifeated, nearly every one being ol the opinion that if ever we are to have a railroad now is the tiiue. Mauy of the wealthy men are willing to pay llberally, and at this tlme everythiug looks favorahlo fora road from Rutland to Mont pelier, as, of the 8210,000 required, $157,000 has already been guaranteed provided al ways that Dr. Mahaua aud hia acheme ma terialize iu a practical way. Obltnarv. Hoyt. Franklin Hoyt, one of the best known citizens of Montpelier, died Suuday evening sliortly afte: six o clock, of a kidney ililliculty. He had been seriously ill but about four weeks. The funeral took place yeaterday afternoon at two O'elock, from the house, Rev. J. Edward Wright ofBolatlng, aud the Grand Army post attending lu a body, The Interment was at Green Mount eemetery. Mr. Hoyt WM horn at Hatley, 1'. y., Februar 2ij, 1813, lns parenta having moved totbal place from Maiue. He came to Montpelier n l.Silti, and tben began to leam tbe carpenter'i trade. Ile beoame iu the coiirse of years au excel lent builder, and did a large busiuess. He has built more buildings iu Montpelier than any other man. He married, in AugUlt, 1847, Eliza, daughter of the late Aaron Hau croft, who died iu 1370. Three dkUgbteri Urvive him. Mr. Hoyt's record iu thearmy was a good one. Ile enlistcd in September, 13ti2, in Company I, Thirteenth Vermont Volunteers, in which he served uutil July, 1303. Returniughouie, be again enlisteil, this time in Company C, Seveuteenlh Regimeut, iu which he was a sergeant. He served uutil the close of the war. While ou picket duty at North Aiinu. Va.. he was shot bv a hnrpabooter In his left lnng, andaaerioui WOUnd was caiiacd. Since the war, Mr. Hoyt has resided in Montpelier, followiug the busiueaa of a conlractor aud buihler. His death reinoves the lastof a large fainily. Mr. Hoyt was a mau of great force of char- acter, und remarkable itrengtfa of wUl. in- telligent, of earuest thought and good intent, of Brm oonviotlona aml deep (eel- ings, thoiigh ordluarily reserved iu speech; a mau who wanted to do right, and was uot ushamod to oonfeai bimaeli iu tbe wroug if, In an inoonilderate moment, be bad erred : aml he was held iu high eateein aiuoug us aaaMtriotlc aml uaeful oltlsen, He met the shocks and buffetings of time with the quiet heroisiu and repeated rallying to 11 w ndeavoi wblob beflt a good aofdleri llved, toiled und sullered for others, aud, at the last, when (iod's will was made clear, bowed submissively before it. Thk school cnnsiis of BrattlelKiro glves the uumber of scholars between the uges of tivo aud uiueteeu aa 1,001. The number a year ago waa 1,031. Washington County Courl. Joanna Averill VI. William Clark. This was au aotlon for hreach of promise to marry, The defeudaut was a resideut of Cabot, but was out of the state at the tlme of trial, and appeared in court by counsel. The promise to marry was alleged to have been made iu 1877 and contiuued till lssj, to be aolemnlced on the deatbof defendant'a tatber, which occurred in December, isso, The plaintifl' appeared iu court with a daughter about eigbt yeara old, which she olaimed was the ohild of the defeudaut. The dofenoe was a iletiial of any promise aml a eettlement, evidenced by a reoeipt for $200 uuder seal, executed by the plaititifT, who claimed that the reoeipt was ohtained by fraud, that the money waa not iu settle ment of the hreach of the inarriage engage ment, bUt was for the support of the child, and that only $150 was paid by defeudaut. Verdiot for the plaintiff in the eum of $2,288.23, Lamaon and SlntttlelT for plaiq tilf; Wing aud Fay for defendant, State in. J. H. Dyer und others. This ia the "oonapiraoy case," so called, which was tried last October, aud which resulted in the diacharge of four of the respouilents and a diaagreeinent as to the four who are now again oh trial. The court entered upon the trial Thursday, March 2(i Some oue hnndred twenty-Hve iurois were ex- ainined, and 011 Friday night the followiug panel waa oompleted: II. r. Worcester, East Montpelier; Jacob Warduer, Rox bury; . U. Cardell. Warren; Russell ('. Collins, Montpelier; George W. Grover, Waterbury; J. O. Freeman, Waterbury w' E. Muore, Warren ;Otis H.Alden.MlddleaeX' Jamea E. Oaaa, Warren; Charles A Keed lO.ist Montpelier; Alausoii N'ye, Calais; O.' N. Hills, Duxbury. Counsel for stiite, uamaon, Wing and Fav. For reapondenta, Btanton, Benter, Lord, Dilliugham & Huse and Grady of New York. The case of State V4, Dver aud othera was not on trial Mondav 011 accouut of the aicknesa of the wife of Otis H. Aldeu, oue of tha Jurymen, from Middlesex. The court disposed of the followiug caaea: Iu case of State r. Jamea Burke the re pondent pleaded guilty to the eharge of in tOXloation, aud was tiued $5 audseiiteuced to twenty days ia the work house. 8tat' 4t. toruey Stantou desired to have the reapond ent teatify and Mr. Burke was called to the wltuess staud. His attoruey, J. G. Wiug, oautionad him to tell the truth. He ap peared ou the stand with his face badly bruised as if a victiiu of a severe assault aud hattery. He said he was arreated at NorthHeld, February 30, but he tiually con chuled it was 011 the 28th of February. He was iu NorthHeld all day, but concluded thal he went from Montpelier at 12; 30 r. u. He got aome liquor of the agent at North Held for a aick child, but did uot driuk auy of it. " ' I have peled guilty to being In. toxicated, but I want 1 had not drank any. thing that day.' Hanaford got a bottle of beer and some whiskey at Spaulding's in Montpelier. 1 naid for It. I wenr. wirtt Hanaford. Spauldlug saiit he would not aell liquor to me but sold It to Hanaford." Ile also said he bought 101116 liquor at B. A. McKeniia's in Montpelier before leaving for NorthHeld. Mr. Burke was oommlttM to jail, where he will reinalu uutil taken to the work house at Rutland, lu case of State pf, J. A. Looklln DOtioe was given that the respondent would not be ahle to try his case this teriuon accouut ofsickness. The trial of the "conspiracy case" waa reaumed at eleven o'olook Tueaday fore- noon. Theexaiuination of Oolonel McClure, which began OQ Friday, was concluded Tues day afteruoou. A ItKMHnv kou thr Guiri'R. A reinedy reoommendad for patients aflllotad with the grinpe is Kemp's Balaam, which Is espe cially adapted to diaeaaea of the throat and lunga, Do not wait for the Hrat aymptoms of the diaeaso, hut got a bottle and keep it 011 haud for use the momeut it Is needed. H neglected, tbe grippe has a teudeuoy to hriug ou pueumouia. All druggisU aell the balaam.