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VOL. 86.-4458. MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1891. NUMBER 88. bbcrtiscmcnts. FURNITDRE AT- GLEASON'S! Every week new Furniture is nr rtaiog direi't f rom m n n u f nctuicrs, nnd includes the Noveltics in all LineBi as well iib the Stnplea. BARGAINS In Leather Upholstcred and Phish Fancy Rockers and Chairs. f f PARLOR 8UIT8 at Manufac turers' Prices. ChamberSuits, great varicij, from mediutn price up to the most elegant ones in Antiquc,Sixteeatli-cen-tury and O'.d Euglioh liuiah. Side-boards, Book-cases, Desks, IIat-tree9, Mirrora, Clothes I'oles, Parlor and Extenslon Tables, Feathers, Plllows, Spriu.; Beds anl Mutiresses, all grades. The Best Goods at Moderate Prices is our motto. i. f REMEMBER : Gleason's is The Place For Ilome FurniBhlngs. Satlsfactioo guarantesdi GLEASON & CO., Corner Main and East State Streets. MAKKKS OF AI.I. KINDS OP RUBBER STAMPS! LATEST IMPROVED APPARATUS Self-inkers, Type and Band Datera, Stamp Ink, Ink Pads, Indelible Ink with Stamps for Marking Linen Stamps mounted on Mouldinga or with Handles. Pen and Pencil Stamps. Stamps of Every Description For all kinds of uses. Do not send your orders to the city and pay two or three prices for pre cisely the same thing you can get of THE WATCHMAN PUBLISHING CO. Generttl Job Prtntern , PealSM Iii Siatlonery, ttml Mukert of ltubber Htutnpt, MONTPELIER, - VERMONT. Do you wlsh to oljtain a thorough and practical business education? Do you wIhIi to eniploy a competent business asslHtant? If so write to the AND No chargo tor positions furuislied. Ex penses uioderate, facilities superior. For catalogue uDd specluienB of peumaiishln ad dress Caruell & Gutebt'as, Albany, N. Y. THE VERMONT WATCHMAN. rniusnrn KVKitv wkhnkbday by The Watchman Publishing Company At Montpelier, Vt. AKTIIUK HOPK.S Montpelier, Vt. Gntral I'dilor. I, II. 1IOSKINS, M. D Newport, Vt. Affrictiltttral EilHor. Termb $2.00 a year; 11.00 for Bix nionths; lifty ceuts for three nionths. Caiivnsncrs Wanted FOR THIS PAPER, OENF.RAL ORANT's (OR othkh) MEMOIRS ANI) OOSMOPOLITAN MAOAZINE. Read tlio unparulleled offer of tbo Watch man, Cotmopolitan MUQtttitU and either Grant's, Sherman's, Sheridan's or McClel lan's Momoirs page two. So great an op portunity to buy the beHt of literatnro at morely nominal prices was nover beforo prescnted. To canvassers W6 makn tbo following libcral offors: For TKN STRICTLY KIW BUBBCB1BBBI to the Vkhmuni Watchman, Vermont Chrdnk i.i. "i New IIampshirk Jour nal, siugly or iu the combiiiation, we Wlll give a copy of eitber of the above named Memoira and the t'otmojiolitan for one year. For iivK strictly new siuscRinERS, singly or In the combinatiou, a copy of the C'oemopolitdn alone. For thrp.k strictlv new RVBICBIBBBIi a copy of either iaper and either the BottOtl Juurnal, or JftU) Yotk Tribum:, Mirmr and Farnter, Farm Povliry, or Mrs. Logan's Home Magatim for one year. Here is a line opportunity for any youtiK utan or woman in any neighhorhood or Bcbool district. Watchman Publishincj Company. 7 y Businon Morp Mrnlion. Ruiiuer Stamps at Watchman ottice. Buy the White sewing-machino of L, P. Gleason & Co. If you have a job of printing of any kind send tothe Watchman otlice. J'koorammes of all kinds, Weddlng cards and iuvitations at the Watchman job oftice. See advertiBement of closing out sale of boots and slioes by Marvin & Wilson, page 3. Orher your envelopes, note heads, liill heads, statenieuts, etc, etc, of the Watch man job onice. Stock and workiuanship always tlie best, prices lowest. Xamk stamps, pen and pencil stamps for students, business or professional uien, at the Watchman otlice. To Kent or For Sale. Two very de sirable bouses, with barn, shed, and gar den. Inquire of John K. Hubbard. Orders by mail for job printing promptly tilled at the Watchman oftice. Stamps and indelible ink sets for uiark iug Unen, at Watchman oltico. Envklopes, writing paper of all kinds, plain, or printed, at Watchman otlice. Wanted All kinds of old copper, lead and Blnc for oash, The Colton Manufactur- ing Company, A fine opportunity for learning the mil linery trade. A)irentices wanted at once at C. A. Best'H. 11 IJBBBR Stamps of every description made by Watchman Publisliing Company. People desiring a good paiut for lmild ings, at low prices, are referred to the ad Verttsement of the Patrons' Paiut Works. Dauciocitodtt-water at Babeock's. Moxle on draft. Orange and lemon phosjdiate. Chooolate and oream of Qneat quality, Ice cream soila. Fioi Ri.No and writing pads at Watchman office, very oheap. Jost the thing forstu- deuts, and for the counting-room or busi ness otlice. Special Sale. Two hundred tous elean tprtng sark bran 818.60 per ton. Our Option of delivery (Mtubur or Nucember, E. W. Balley & Company. Order your envelopes, note heals, bill heads, Itatementl, etc, etc, of the Watch man job otlice. Stock and workmunship always the best, prices lowest. Soldirhs, soldiers' widowsaud depeudent relatives, entitled to pensions iiiulrr the new pensiou law, should send to T. J. Deavitt, Montpelier, V't., for a circular containing the law in full. None but high-grade, strictly lirst-class, fair rate of iuterest securities olTered by the 1'ierre, South Dakota, liank. Full particu lars of A. O. Oummini, viee-president, UO Main street, Montpelier, Vt. The many friends of Miss G. W. Meinecke are especially invited to call at the store of C. A. Best, where they will tind her iu chargo of the trimining. This fact is a suf ticieut guaraulee that the work will be saU isfactory, iN "Judlth" It is believed that Mlle. Rhea haa found a gein a brond-gauge drama in which the deeper huiuanities abide, and whlch is so constructed as to give Mlle. " the cue for passion " that makes great acting. The publie are cordially invited to eall at the C. A. Best millinery store, directly opposite tbo old atund, where they will liud new goods jnst brought from New York. Orders can now bo executed to suit cus toiuers. Opeuiug annouuceuieut later. The Longman & Martinez pure prepared paiuts have been sold by Barrows & J'eck for uiore than tifteen years, and have proved to the large number that have used theiu that they are cheaper and more durable than any other paiut. Gvery can warranted to give satisfactlon. There must be somewhat that is extraor diuary in a personality that, like Mlle. Khea's, coiuuiands a devoted following wherever she goes. Hhea's admirers are not inercly admirers, they are euthuslastic and faithful friends, who believe iu her and would clioerfully mnke sacrillco for her. 'J'his, no donbl , sprlngs out of her magnetism and tbo obvlous ninn rity of her character. Theso ciualities have uucommon scope in her play, " Judlth," which Is, this scason, made the picre ile rVttftflMM of her repertolre. I will makn extra favorable terms on somo very dcsirable liuilding-lot.s to anyOBt wishlng to put np a houso for themselves, or to rent, the comlng fall or winter, when lalior can le ontracted muofa less than in the Htimmer montlis. For particulars in iulre of M. W. Wheelock. I)R. E. M. McIntosh has idoseil his oflico at 38 State street, and will devote his entlre timo to the practice at the oftice of Mrs. I)r. Clark, 24 Main strei't, Montpelier, whero he will attend to all kinds of dental work. Special attention given tothe treatmentand preservation of the natnral teeth. Extract ing done iiy I)r. Clark's paiidess method. Thehe are many veterans who have claims for pensions pending that would do well to consult Jaines E. Curran, Mont pelier, Vt., who has had over six years' cx perience as a sp"cial examiner and is thor oughly familiarwith all the laws and rulings of the depattment, ITe makes increaso and rejected elaiiuB a spoclalty. Advice free. G rant'b, Sherman's, Sheridan's or Mc Clellan's M kmoirs, in combination with the CoenOpolUctit a strictly lirst-class moulhly magacine, and the Vermont Watchman, the leading republtcan weeklyof the state, pub lished at the capital, all for only S5.30. " A munitlcent offer " indeed! Seo adver tisement on the second page. Barnard, Slmner & Co. havo an adver tisement in anothor column which ladies will read with as much interest asany story eould arouso. It is on the subjeet of gloves, bandkerchiefs and laces those delicate ar tieles so dear to every feminine heart. Es pecial emphasis is laid on the desirability of harmony lu eolor between the glovo and the dress, and the way of seeuring this har mony is indicated. Those who are intorested in the raerits of the various cougb meilicines should read the statetuent of Mr. S. H. Wiilker, a promi nent citizen and druggist at Calamus, Iowa. It is as follows: " I have sold Chamber lain's Cough Hemcdy for eight years, and it has given universul satisfactlon to my customers. I use no other In my family, and have never callcd a doctor for any tbroat or lung trouble. We feel thp we could tiot. keep hou.su without it." Fifty cent bottles for sale by C. Hlakely, Mont pelier, Vt. A Cure for Chronic Diarrho:a. Mrs. E. Gleason of Salem, Dentcounty, Missouri, writes a.s follows: " Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera aml Diarrhcea Uemedy cured me of chronic diarrhn ia after years of st.anding, wheu it seemed I could live no longer, I was growing so n eak. II..,. tried sevoral dootora in this state and several in Iowa, but they could do nothing for me. I was flnally lndueed to try a bottle of your medi oine. After using three bottles of it I was entirely cured. I cannot say enough in its praise. I wish that every family knew the worth of it as I do, and I am sure they would never do without it." For sale by C. Hlakely, druggist, Montpelier, Vt. Shall Women DB Allowk.d to Vote? The ipiestion of female sulTrage has agitated the tougues and pens of reformers for many years, and good arguinents have been ad duoed for and agaiust it. Many of the softer sex could vote intelligently, and many would vote as their husbands did, and give no thought to the meritsofapo Utleal issue. They would all vote for l)r. l'ierce's Favorite I'rescription, for they kuow it is a boon to their sex. It is un equaled for the cure of leucorrhea, ulmoi mal discharges, moruing sickness, and the countless UU to which women are BUbjeOt. It is the only reiuedy for woinan's peculiar wi'aknesses and ailments, Bold by dnig gists, under a positive guarantee from the manufacturers, that it will give satisfac sion iu every caso or money will be re fumled. See guarantee on wrapper around bottle. I'omona Grange, Iona Co., Mich., Sep- tember n, 1801, Mr. Sdttor, lh-m sir: At u recent meeting of our I'omona Orange beld in Barre Orange ilall, when the order (jf buainoM wai reaobed and Buggestiona for " the good of the order " were asked for, the subjeet of O. W. Ingersoll Liqnid Kubber Painta oame before thehouae, Brothera C, Higbee, J. Iligbee, Madison and myself taking part. From our experience with these goods, manufaetured.by tbo Patrons' Paint Works, Brooklyu, N. Y., they re ceived our fullest endorsement, everyboily present beiug iu favor of tbom, with one ezoeption, and this man had never used the paint. The Indestructible Paiuts pur chased of the same lirin have also given the beal of satisfaction. llelieving in direct buying and co-operation, this testimouy of the good qoaUtiet of these goods aml low price at which they cau be bought is pub lished for the good of the order. Frater ually, L. J. Beriiard. (See advertisement of Ingersoll's Liquld Kubber I'aints. Ed.) Montpelier and Vlclllity. Henry IJuval has eutered the Catholic school at llurliugton. Mrs. C. I. Weeks of Lyndon is visiting her aunt, Miss Upham. Mrs. Hattie Willard has been visiting friends iu Burlington recently. Mrs. Georub E. Taplin was reported to be more comfortahle yesterday. The band will elve a concert at the Pa viliou stand Thursday eveniug. The Topic Olub met last evening at the reBldence of 8. C. Shurtlelf, E.q, Colonei, it. K. Kiker has been ipiitu 111, but he is uow out aml about again. Mks. Henry I.owk went to New York yesterday to reniain perinanently. A lahi;e numbur of Montpelier people went to thu Northfield fair last week. Mh. and Mrs Fred Camp and little sou of iioston will reniain iu towu a few days. Mr. and Mrs. Georue Tracy of Web ster, Mass., are visiting at D, W. Dudley's. .Miss Mahy Macomuer's select school opened last week, with eucouraging iatron age. We are reijuested to remiml the teaehurs of the industrlal school that the year's work has begiiD agaln. At the last BeBBion there were flfteen scholars and but one teac her present. C. H. Shipman and wifo attended the state Hunday -school conventlon at Newport last week. The general term of the supreme court will be held here beginning on Tuesday, Oetober 20. William 8coville went to New Haven, Conn., on Satunlay, to contlnue his stndles at Yalo College. E. E. Sandrrs took twenty fancy fowls to the Northfield fair and recelved two llrst premiuius on thutn. Charles A. Stk kney and wife have sold a pleee of land near Prospect street to Fred W . Nelson for .7.'i0. Mrs. M. A. I.. BUBBAXI went to Newbury laat week to see ber cousin, Miss Amelin Hailey, who is very 111, TmB water-pipe on the south side of State street, opposite Elm, is boing taken ttp and replaeed by a larger one. Mr. and Mrs. W. 11. Weston went to Windsor on Monday, to visit there and at Lebaiion, N. H., for a week. Krkd E. Smith will make a hasty busi ness trip through the west, expecting to reac h home about Oetober B, ). M. Kisher has purcbased the Sidney P. Kedtield house on lowor State street, of H. N. Taplin, administrator. The W'agner palace ears to and from tbo White Mountains over the Wells River road have been diseoul inued. Tm Vermont Branoh of the Woman's itourd of Foreign Missions meets next week Weclnesday at Iietliany oharoh. A man who combines the gifts of violin player, vocalist and dancer entertained the populaco on the streets yesterday. MilksStandish retamed from Boston on Tuesday night of last, week, after a two weeks' visit with his sister in Boston. Thk nonpartisan Woman's Christian Temperanca Union will meet with Mrs. J. B. Morse this afternoon at three o'clock. Mus. Ivate IIydf. Wilson and daughter Mary and her sister, Mrs. I). I.. Barbaugh, and son, arrived fromSt. Paul, Minn., Mon day night. Mrs. Cornki.ia Ransom of Essex and Mrs. H. J. Parker of Burlington have been visiting Mrs. G. B. B. Oenny duriug the past week. The King's Daughters have covered the inner door of the vestiliule of Christ ohuroh, thu greatly improviug the aiipearauce of the Interior, BEV. G. T. Kav.mh.vd attended the funeral of Edward w. OrmBDee ni Montpelier Cen- ter yesterday afternoon. Mr. Oruisbee died on Saturday. H. K. Sheriiurne, who is to mova here from Barre about Oetober 1, will OCOUpy the C. M. Lyon house, just vacated bv Mrs. llenry I.owe. TiiEsafeof the National Life Insurance Company has been taken from the old buildlng to the new. Sevoral days were re qulred to make the trausfor. Jessk, son of Philip Kiug, injured one of the Bngera of his left band by the acoldental disobarge of a revolver, Sunday morning. Tbo wound was not serious. BBV A. J. HoUOB gavo his leeture on " How to get there," at the Orange county Sunday-sehool conveutionat Williamstown, last week Wednesday evening. The state convontion of the Woman's Christian Tetnperance L'nion will be held at St. Albans, Oetober 7, H and H, and the rallroada will give special ratos. S. L. Howe, who has been statiou and tieket agetit for the Central Vermont road for the past, '.hirty-seven years, is to retire from that positiou on November 1. J. F. Dutton, who represented Bailey's musie room.s of Burlington, had three in Btruments on ezhibition at the South Itye gate fair. He wasawardeda lirst premiiiin The rumor that A. W. Spaulding had again left, town made a little Btlr on Mon day, When an investigation was made, however, it was fouml that he was still wlthln reach. Mi-.sshs. Maxham andDonahck have Bold a one-third interest in their Ascutney quarry land to Bumner tXlmball, aml have purohaaed another lot of 300 aores, on which they will begin work. Geohoe II. Bolfe of Boston, formerly iu the drug store of the lateBoger H. Bixby, has been in town for a few days to attend the funeral of Mr. Bixby. Mr. Kolfe's many friends are glad to seo hlm. BrailTBBM pouuds of water were taken from the ohest of S. S. Towner by Or. Kemp 00 Saturday morning. The operation weak ened hlm very much, but sinco recovering from it he has been improviug. GcobobO. Pbatt of Plainfield, who takeB the plaee of C. H. Carter on the grand jury panel, graduated from the semlnary at the recent oommenoement, and was awarded the higheat prise for duolamatton. A NUMIIER of loeal sport.smen acceptedthe Invltation of the Marshfield people to joln in a bear bunl on Fridaj of last week. The bears thought it was a good tiino to " lay low," aml the hunters returned bootless. I, . P. Oi.KAsoN is taking b!l vacation in a visit to Niagara county, New York, where bll wife and youngesl son have been visit ing Mr. (ileason's parents forseveral weeks. He expeots to return witb them about the lirst week in Oetobor. .1. I). Bbow and family, whhave been at the Pavilion the greater part, of the sum- mer, returned to New York on Saturday, but they will bo here for a timo later on. Mr. Brownient a oarload of horsea to New York on tbo same day. Thb friends of Rev. G. T. Raymond, and tbe members of tbo Baptist eburoblnpar- tloular, will bo pleased to bear that bo Is to preaob n xt Sunday, He is now iu town in attendanoe at the state oonvention, and be expecU to remaiu untll next Tuesday. Montpelier lodgo of Good Templars is to observe its lirst anniversary on tbo even ing of Oetober 2 with a literary enleriain mont. Elevou members of the lodge at teuded the masquerade promoiiado of Harre lodgo on last week Wednesday evening. The executive committee of the Wash ington County Christian Endeavor Sooiety held a meeting iu tbo vestry o( Trinity oburoh last week Friday eveniug to mako arrangeinonts for the county eonvoution, which is to bo held at Marshfield, Oetober lli. The delogates from the Oburcb of the Messiah to tbo L'uitariau couveutiou at Saratoga, this woek, are Kev. aml Slrs. J, Edwanl Wright and Albert Johouuott. F. W. Baneroft and mothor alsotake advun tage of the reduced railroad rates to attend. Charles R. Tyler and Miss Myra J. Bagley were married last Saturday morn ing at the home of E. E. Kichardsou in Ber lin, Kev. ti. t. Baymond offlolating, They left ini the noon traiu for Boston, iu the viciuity of which they wlll remain about ten days. Several slight ehanges iu tbo time-table of the Central Vermont road have beeu made. The train to the south formerly leaving at 9:M in tbo morning, leaves at 9: IS, and that goiug north at 8 ." also leaves at 9: IS, the trains muoting at the Juuction. A loeal train for White Kiver Juuction uow leaves at 2: 10 p. m. The proprietor of the Pavilion is lnakiug exteuslve improvementM iii the cellar of th. hotol, the floor of which has been eoinentod tbrougbout. A new dry rooni, rofrigerator and store-room have beeu built, and a char coal cellar, ten feot deep, has beeu plaoed beueath the earpet-cleaner. Other cbauges also have been made. Miss Edith W. Averill, who has been In the Montpelier telephoue exehauge sinco July, roturus to her old positiou iu chargo of the Barre ofllee; and Miss Rutfa Wheeler, who has recently had the chargo of tbo Barre ofHee, is to have the iosilion in the Montpelier offlce, with Miss Bllcabetb niiss as her assistant. Charles Galaiso is to bo the " night, boy," in place of Harrv Oviatt, who Is to go Into tbo National Life Insur ance Company's ollico as elevator boy. Grand excursion through tbo famous White Mountsln NotOol The Montpelier Wells RiVet rai'road will give Its an nual oxeursion to tbo White Mountains Thursday, Oetober 1. A special train will leave Harre at 7: M A. m. and Montpelier at H a. M , stopplng at, all statlons on the line of the road; arrive at Uppnr Birtlett at about 1 p. m. ; return at f: 80, arriving at Montpelier at 7 nnd Barre at 7:.'K) p. m . Tieknts for the round trip, $1.7). Excur sionists should lake their lunch baskets. For Iplsndid attractions this excursion has no eipial, aml as to price it is cheaper than to remain at home. A mbetinu of tbe executive eominlttee of th,' state Christian Endeavor Soelety was held ai the Pavilion last, week Friday after noon. Three memhers were present M. J. Sorrla of Burlington and C. E. Ilayward of St. Johnsbury, vii e-presidents, and E E. Towner of Montpelier, seeretary. The meeting was called to make arraiigements for tbo state convontion, which is to be hehl at. Brattleboro on Tuesday aml Wednes day, Oetober 27 and 2H, but as thu attend ance was so small it was dceided to bold another meeting soon. J. W. Baer, seere tary of the national Christian Endeavor So cioty, is to bo present at the convontion. RBV, A. .1. HoVOB is to preach at, White River Junctlon uext Sunday morning aml evening, and in the afternoon he will ad dress the O ld Fellows in the Opera house. The Methodlat ohurch at White River Junctlon was built during Mr. Hough's lirst pastorate. Recently il has been re modeled, an I next Sunday it will be opened again for use. Kev. V. II. Farnsworth, the past, ,r is to preach at Trinity ohurch. Mr. Farnsworth, it will be romembered. was formerly in business here. He has been very suceessful in his present, pastorate, having raisnd money to purehase a parson age, renudoled tbo eliurch, and removed the debt from tbo ohuroh at O.cutt Falls, Mhs. A. M. Medley, tbo nvangelist, of Syracuse, N. Y., begau her meotings here, under the auspiees of the Woman's Chris tian Tetnperance l'nion, with a parlor meet ing in the ehapel of Hethany chureh Satur day afternoon, when she gavo an informal talk on faith. Sunday afternoon at three o'clock she spoko in the chureh, her prinei pal thought being that it is the duty of Christiaus to do activo rescue work. An appreclative audience waa present. In the eveniug she gavo an address to a large audience iu the vestry of Trinity chureh on " I.ove." Monday evening. in the eliaoel of Hethany chureh, an address on " Social Purity " was given, and yesterday after noon at the regular meeting of the Woman's Christian Temperance L'uiou, she spoko on the dutiea of motbera to their daughters. The sixty-seventh annual state oonven tion of the Vermont Baptist Association is being held at. the Baptist chureh this week, beglnnlng last evening, when a woman's missionary meeting was held. The con- vention continueB through Thnrsda; after noon. This morning at half-past ten o'clock the annual Bertnon will bepreaohed by Kev. A. S. Gilbert of North Bennington, aiid this afternoon at four o'clock a young people's service will be held, followed at tivo o'clock by an address by Kev. C. II. Spaldiug of Bos ton. In the evening at a quarter of eight Rev. IJr. F. T. Hazlewood of Boston will give an address, aml at quarter past eight Rev, Dr, A. J. Gordon, also of Boston, will preach a sormon. Thursday morning at half-past eight the publie meeting of the board of the oonvention will be held, aml in the afternoon various reports will be made, and other iuatters of business at tended to. A pleasant entertainment was given under the auspiees of the I.adies' Soeiety of the Chureh of the Messiah iu the vestry on Friday evening of last week. The raiu which fidl late in tbo afternoon and tbo sultry air doubtless affocted the attendauce, for it was not large. The entertainment oonaisted of number of leleotiooi by the Apollo Banjo Club, assisted by Maeter ArthUT Dewey, and the faree, " No Cure, Xo Pay." Tbo banjo playing was much en joyed, and the solo of Master Dewoy, the club accompanying, was applauded so liberally that he wtus forced to respond, The faroe was given by the following young miases: Julia E. Peck, Sallie B, Oviatt, Nellie C, Moulton, Oarlie M. Riobaraaon, Minnie May Wetmore, Allce A. Blanchard, and Edith Blanchard. All did exoeedingl; well, and the audience apparently enjoyed tbe preaentatlon very mnolt, The lightning of last week Tliursday afternoon was pretty active about Mont pelier, but in the village no serious datu age was done. A liolt struek the tOWer uf the Central slation, knoeking olf a few plecea of slato and passing out through a gus-pipe and the eleotrlc light wire. The ihook alsplaced tbo pendulum and hands of the clock, so that it. stopped, but no great dillieulty was experlenced iu atartlng it up again. A slight tire, too, was started iu n mass of shavings, but it was qulokly extlngulshed, The statiou was tilled with" people at the time, as it was raining hard, and several had shocks, somo of tbom beiug severe enough to eauso headaehes. Several of the eleotrlc lights of the statiou, two ut tbe Pavilion aud othors were burned out. The lightning also struek the bank of tbo Wor cester branch lu the rear of Guptil's paint shop. Persons in other places also had shoi ks, an.l seemed to see a ball of tire eloso by. The palnful intelligenco was rSOelved yesterday of the BUdden death of Jaines H. Meado in his offl o at Shehoygau, Wis., at about ten o'olook iu tbo forenoon. Mr. Meado was a Montpelier boy, a brotbw the late Captain A. A. Meado and Mrs. II. S. Boutwall of thi.s village. Ilis age was slxty. He went West iu eaiiy life and finally settlod at Shehoygau where as manufacttirer and baukor he had ainassed afortitue. He was one of nature's noble mon. Of tine presence, intelligent, sa gaeious, great-hearted and ympatbetlo, he was a man that won the lovo whilo he oommanded the oonfldenoe aml reapecl ol those with whoiu he caiuo in coutact. He presents another instauce of the busy men of this generatlon, laden with many cares aud retponslbllttlea, pushlng, energetlo, an- terprlaing, falling suddouly by the way, mourned widely and leaviug gaps in tlio r.iuks of husiuoss that will be hard to BU vaoanolaa in many hearts that cannot be tilled. The twentv-tive-mile bievelH raee at the 'Barre Bicyclo Club, yesterday aftoruoou, eieaieo eousuieraoie interest iu Montpelier, as tbo eourse was from Barre to Montpelier and return, the wheelmen keeping on the Montpelier side of the river as they oame down, passing over the Main street biidge and returnlng through Berlin. The round trip was repoatod to make the twonty tive iniles. (,)iute a erowd stood at tbo eorner of Barre and Main streets to seo tbo inon pass. The Wells River road rau an ohservatiou train of somo half-do.eii ears, and it was packed full with eager spoctators. The race was won by l.awreneo Hurgess, whose ttma was two hours, forty-flve leoonda. ile will receive the siWor wiitiT urn, valued at 83, Fred Sherburne took the second prlse, a pair of i; Held glaases, aud the BPeclai iirize, a $'M dlamond riiig, given for the fustest, tlme, llis timo was one hour, lifty one inlnutos aud forty seconds. The nieu oomlng iu iu the tlurd, fourth, lifth aml slxth posltlous were Edward Welch, Wat sou Morse, George Wheeler aud Archie Bradford, who rucuived a 812 silver cup, a 810 pair of bieycle puilals, a Jfo travcliug bag aud a 88..VJ revolver, respectlvoly. The prlze-wiuuers were all Barre boyB. Oblliinry. Bi.miy. One of Montpelier's best known business BM0 nnd elti.ens passed away Wben Itoger H. Bixby dlecl on Saturday morning of last week. A hemorrhago of tbo lungs nt tbo store two weeks ago left hlm iu u feeble l ondltion, and the sueees sivoattaeks Whlch followed took awny nll hope of reeovery. Allhough expeeted, his death was a shoek to the commiinity, in which he had lived a respeeted frienil and nelghbor for many years. His business re latlona had hrought him in cuntaet with nearly every one In the village, mid it Is evidenoe of the worth of the man that he had tbo OOnfldenOB and esteem of all. He will be greatly missed in Montpelier, and the bereaved family may feel assured that it has the full syinpathy of those whose synipathy will be most prized. Mr. Bixby was born at Hardwick, July 20, lsl.", nnd he had been a resident of Montpelier slnce 1804, when he caiuo hero to work as a elerk in tbe drug-store of L. F. Pierce. Ho was afterwards a partner iu the same btnlness at the same place with his brother, V, Bixby, nnd for tive years he had been the sole proprietor of tbo store. In 1879 he married Miss Sarah Camp, who stirvives him. He also leaves a brother, Newton Bixby, of I. nvell, Mass., and two sisters, Mrs. Hirnm Holland of Rutland, and Mrs. William Welch of Wolcott. The funeral took place Monday afternoon nt two o'clock from the lato residenee at the corner of State street and Balley avenuo, Rev. G. W. Gallagher olticiatlng. Thero was a large attendauce, the storos and banks being closed as a mark of respect for the dead, and in order that tbo business men could attend. The tloral trihutes were numerous and beautiful. J. W. Brock had charge of the arraiigements, and the buarers were the brother of the deceaaed, Newton Bixby, c. H. Heaton, C. S. Wbittier, George H. Rolfe, Harry A. Slade and L, H. Bixby. At thu COnoluslon of the servieo tbe reuiains were taken to Green Mount cemutery and lnterred iu a grave lined with evergreen nnd hydrangea BloaBOma, It was fittlngtbat one who in life always bore a brlght and cheerful face should bo laid at rest in the bloom and sweetnoss of tl-jwers. Poland. Death is the author of many surprises. Expeeted and long anticipated, his Snal oomlng is often ao sudden aml un- expeeted, sumetimes in the midst of the promise of prolongod life, that friends of those he has marked for his own discover with a shook the presence of the droad visit ant. Jaiues Mouroo Polaud, at a pleasant cottage by the sea, at Marblehea I, Mass., retired on the evening of Septoinber li! after a day happily spent in the soelety of his family and friends, with the hope and pros pect that even his slender teuure of life might be lengthened out many days. The morning light revealed the presence of death. Peaeefully his summous had been answered. Qaletly aa If In natural alumber his viotlm lay, just as he had appeared the eveniug before to the eyes that had last gazed upou him iu apparent sleep. Mr. Polaud was born at Johnson, Vt., April 24, 1H4I, and was the eldest son of Joseph aud Mary Ann(Kowell) Polaud. The family re moved to Montpelier, and there Monroe's early aud mattirer years were spent till 1881, He received his preparatory ediu ation iu the schools of Montpelier, eutered the Unl versity of Vermont, and was graduated iu 1802. Tbe great civil war was then iu pro gress, and the spirit that lired tbo hearts of milllona of Amertca'a patriotic yotith took possession of the young graduate. He im mediately enllated in the Fifteenth Ilegi ment Vermont Volunteers, Colonei Proctor commandlng, and was oommisaioned adju taut of the regiinent Oetober 2, 1882, He served through the period of his eulistmont, aml was mustered out AuUSt S, 1803. He then eutered his fatber's otlieo as deputy COllector of iutornal revenue, where, he dla played great, capaeity iu the tranaactlon and despateh of business. November 21, ISi'k;, he married Miss Josephiue Reed, daughter of tbo lato Thoiuas Reed. Of his family two lueiuburs survive, Mrs. Polaml aud a daughter, Miss Mary two daughters, Miss Clara aud Mtss Josie, the eldest aml the youngest of tbo family, dying in the spriug uf 1881. Iu 1KIW the father and son under the tirin uaine uf ,1. & .1. M. Polaud bought of Hon. E. P. Walton the Watchman' eatab lishmeut, and Mon:oe held tbe poaltlon Of business manager and assoeiate editor till January 1, 1880, when by reason of decliu inghealtb he wlthdrew from tbe partner ship. In Oetober, 1881, he went to Cbicago, aud was for a while engaged in an insur auce oftice. He flnally weut to Oiuaha, aud was for somo tiiue counected with the press of that city, serving for the most part ou the statf of the (buaha Republtcan, edit lug at length tbe Councll Bluffa edition of that paper, and having his residenee iu the latter city. There in March, 1H.SS, he suf ferod a severe attack of pueumouia. His oonditlon was a crltical one. Hesurvived. I but a oomplioatlon of dlaeaaea aiaalled hlm, and he was removed to the Prosbyterian j boapital at Cuieago. There skillful treat ! tueiit held his maladies at bay. There were seasons wben dlSSolUtlon soeined ueur at band. Ilis stroug eoustitutiou carried him along, however, and iu the main his eou- dltlon was rendered comfortahle. He en joyed the soeiety of his friends aud relatives aud the companionship of his books, and during his hetter leriods the freedoin of the world OUtslde his retreat. Ile had a long' Ing to return to tbe East and revisit the fa miliar icenea of foriner years. His condi- tlon seemtng to warrant the iourney, he eaiue iu July to Cambridge, Mass.. where his daughter was at school. He was ex coediugly bappy iu the compauiouship of ohl-tiine aoqmuBtanoaa and atnid oongenlai assoeiatiolis aud BUrrOUndlngS, For the hetter eujoyinout of the sea air, the family had gono for a short stay at Marhlehcad. There ho had received visits froin old Mont pelier friends, and seemed to draw new life aud hope from this chaiigeof sceue from the hospitul to tbe seaside aud tbe coinpnuiou ship aud proxlmlty of near relatives and llfe-long aoquaiutanoes, He had dined on the lOtfi at Seeretary Proctor's cottage, aud had uovor seemed iu a happier or more hopelul ii 1 Arraugemonts had been completed to return the following day to Cambridge. He retired at tlio usual hour, and Mrs. Polaud had goue to his bedside before seeking her own room. He seemed to be restiug quletly; tbo morning found him as he had appeared w hen his wifo had last lookod iu upon him, aud it is possible that even then life was extiuct. The heart had aparentiy yielded to tbu stross of bodliy ilis. Ilis remalna were returued to thescenes of his active life, and iuterment was made on Friday afternoon at Green Mount cemetery, Rev. G. W. (iallagher reading the simple burial service. Mr. Po laud was endowed with many of the tjnali Hes that have made tlio family uame famous. He had au uetive mlnd, a qufok wit aud au iuborn love of literature. Ho was a keeu observei aud a plquant wrlter, He hal a wide aoqualntanoe with the promlnent meu of the state and of the country. In social life ho was a lively participaut, aud his luteroourse with his friends and tbo world was eharacterizod by a gonial manuor and eminent good foiiowship. " Rest iu poace," is the beuediction breathod abovo his grave. During iier hushuud's long aud trylug III uoss Mrs. Polaud had been his ever-faitbful uml devoted atteudant. Wltb duty dlvidsd between him aml the daughter whom death had spared her. her part in this act of the drama of her life has called lot huroic quallties. The painful ordeal has served t,, mako more clear those slciliug attributes which through life have been her distiu guishing characteriBtlc. Kx CONUKKSSMAN W. I.. ScoTT Of Peuusylvania died at Newport, It. I , late Saturday night. He was takeu to Newport about two weeks ago lu the hope thtU thu chaugu would be beueficial.