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VOL. 86. 4471. MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1891. INUMBER 51. " GLEASON " 1&C0.I Are tliiH week making a Speclal Display of Holiday Novelties ! and are also ofTerlng some great bnrgains iu CLOAKS WL0BE"'s L AD I E S' AND LN- Wool Dress Patterns, -LARGE INVOICE OF - New Dress Silks Will be sold at very low prices and every pat tern warranted to give e n ( i r e satisfaction. New Handkerchiefs, Towels, and Table Linens. BARGAINS IN BLAGK WOOL DRESS GOODS Fancy Goods and Fancy Work Materials in great variety. cleason & co., Cornor Main and East State Streets. Santa Troubled. He has been in on 1 he q. t. and looked over cmr stock of Holiday Good.s and realies Ihat his bnsiness is gone. We have a large stock of Usefu Presents in our line. The time to bny is now. A BIG DROP IS NOTED in the PRICES of LADIES' FURS. Never lower than now. We do not know whether Bill MoKinley is the cause of it or not, but think niore probable it is the weather. ADAMS THE GLOTHIER ( fPPOSITE COURT. foUBE, Montpelier, - Vermont. Best in Everything kHDSCHOo, AND Bupnrinr Course of I'ractical Study. Fifteen Teachcrs. Businees Houses auppliod with Couipetent Assistauts. Visltors welcome. For Catalogue addresa Carnell tc GrUtohaM, Albany, Now Vork. IMPROVE YOUR PENMANSHIP Durinjgthe longwtptof vtnliunl foi youra ;ab kkll'h OoMPSKpiUM bu been the lUnaerd publi rntion for pome luittriH'itHii and lli un hua iturured huiidrm.H nf peojile k"1 KltiiutloiiB uimI Hlttrtet) tliuili iiii thf nmd lu tfiiertiHS. Tlw 'niil pulH.lu.ll liHH neverbmm nohl for letl tlmn himI U worth iiiiuiy tiiims )tn t'ost, lnit hm iv i ii liidiK-t iiii iit to ordor ilreel w- will sfiul tt pontnutd to atiy adilrunB fr only 7A Viitn, AddrfUB .ill onlern to HOME rritl.lsiilNO CO., burlington, Vt, THE VERMONT WATCHMAN. PVnLIBHRD RVKItv WXDHCSDAY BY Tbe Watcbman Publlshtng Company At Montpelier, Vt. ART1IUK BOPII Montpellw, V. Oentral Editor. T. H. H08KINR, M. D Newport, Vt. AgricuUural EAttor. Terms 82.00 a year; 81.00 for aix montha; rlfty ccnts for three montha. Clubblng Liftt. The following offers are for the benefit only of snliscrlbern to this papor who pay all arrearagfi and a year's Bubscription In advauce. Ono or more of tbe publicallona may be ordered, but tbe money for eacb, at tbe club rate, tniiHt Invarlably accompany tbe order. Tbe " dub-rato " 1h alwaya $2.00 less tban tbe ainouut giveu in tbe aecond column of flgureH. PMUhtrt' wuh Price. thil Paper Amcrlcan AKrlculturlit l.M 9.10 A&MrtftU Kcuni.mtst 2.00 3.10 Arenn, The 5.00 O.OO AMaatta Mamhiy 4.00 . Hiil.ilni.il M 1.30 Hoston Achrertlser l.M) 2.44 Hoaton (llobe 1.00 2.49 HoMnn .lulimal 1.0V 2.4.9 Hr elpr (lulrte 90 2.24 Ccntury MnKazlm- 4.00 9.60 Chrlstlitn Unlon 9.00 4.60 CosmopolUnn 2.90 9.60 I'nti .,' RtUUl 1.90 2.90 Demorent'a MHKHzlne 2.00 9.60 Farm Pxmltrj 90 .39 Korum, Tlie 4.00 6.10 Kniiik Lnlla'l lllimtrHtiMlWei'ltly, 4.00 9.90 Krank LeiUe'l PopOlU Mouthly.. 3.00 4JW Prank I.eslle's Hunday MaKazlno, 2.40 4.10 Good HoiisekeppliiK 2.40 4.00 Oodej'a I.illly's lluuk 2.00 3.60 Hanier'a Magazlue 4.00 4.10 Barpor's Weekly 4.00 4.30 Harper'a lluzar 4.00 9.30 Harpcr'a Youtig I'eople 2.00 3.00 Home MaKazitie ( Mra. Lukhii) 40 2.24 Home Market BttllM 90 2.24 Houieliuld 1.10 2.84 Independunt, New York 3.00 4.60 Katc Fleld'i WMblntton 2,00 3.60 Mlrror and F.triner 1.00 2.49 Llpplncott's Hllltlllm 3.00 4.10 Natlonal Trlbuue. WashliiKtoii... I.MI 2.H New KnKlaud MaKazlne 3.00 9.40 New York llerald 1.00 2.89 New York Mail and Express 10 2.79 New York Trlbune 1.00 2.49 North Alnerican Hevlew 9.00 6.10 Our Little Men and Women 1.00 2.60 Our Little Oncs and Nursery 1.40 9.30 Pmy 1.00 2.60 1'eterson's Magazlne 2.00 3.49 I'opular Kelence Montliljr 9.00 6.10 Pralrle Farmer 2.00 3.60 Rural New-Yorker 2.00 3.24 Sclentltle Ainerlcan 3.00 4.70 Scrlunor's MaKazlne 3.00 4.40 St. Nicholas MaKaziue 3.0 4.60 The Home-Maker 2.00 3.60 Troy Tlmei 1.60 2.74 WldeAwake 2.30 3.60 I.ltnlted by the puhlUherH to Yennont subscrlb era to thls paper. The Hoston Jonrnal will be eeut to stihscrlbers.old or n.'iv. at prlce stated, 4?i eentB. Obltuary Notices. We are agaiu obllged to dlreot attention to tbe followiug which baH been freijuently publUhed iu tbin paper durlng tbe past yoar: For publisbing obituary notiOM five oenta a line will hencefortb be cbarged tbose who are subncribers to tbis paper. To all otbers, ten oenta a line. Tlie rost of publisbing theie noticea ia considerable, aud tbeir lnoreaaing lengtli and nuiuber oompell na to cbarge our Htibs riberH a rate tbat i merely nominal. We oan uiake uo exoeptiona. Thk I'ublishkrs. Business Morc Mentlon. Tenkmknt to rcnt. J. 'oland. Ili.ustratek gift bookH, Long'a. EvKRYTHi.Nti iu the holiday liue, loug's. Iksk9 and hackgainmon board, at Wel ster'a. Bt'Y your CbristmaH presents of PhillipH & Lueaa. Pictures, frameH, et(-hiug and pliotos, at Long's. Gambb, china eup and Binall baskets, at Webeter'i, Golh penB, fountain pens aud fancy pen oillj at Long'B. Mii.linery marked down to cIobo, at C. A. BeBt'H. Fklt Hatb marked down, at tbe MisseB Fisk, 27 State Btreet. Albums! leather and plush, photograph and autograpb, at Long'n. The MiHBCB Fisk are Belling children'B pluib bonheta ata diioount, Go to tbe store of Phillipa & Lucas for tbe latest styles iu ladies' neck (diaius. Go to Long'H bookstore for the fiueBt line of holiday goods ever seen in Montpelier. Keep out tbe cold by uslng Dodge's weather atrips. E. E. Dodge, Montpelier. Ladies' aud geuts' watcheB, at riees lower than ever, at tlie store of I'hillips & Lnou. A NK'K line of silverware and souveuir poOOti at Phillips & Lucas', No. 28 State street. W'ashinos for fauiilies or individuala de sired by Mrs. (i. W. Bolton, East iiiberty street. Sii.vek-pi.atei) tlat or hollow ware at bottoui prices, at C. AV. Skinner's, No. 8 State street. For watcbes, diamouds, or anything iu the jewelry line, eall at C. W. Skiuuer's, No. 8 State street. Holiday Goods! larger variety, tlner as flortiiient and lower prices tban ever be tore, ut i.ong's. Ovek oatb, ulsters and a general stock of ready-inade olotbing. llats, oapa aud geuts' fiirnisbing goods at George L, Nicbols'. A handsome inantel is a suitable Cbrist mas gift. Go to I'hillips & I.ucas' aud Hee tbeli new invoii e. Gold spkctacleb and eyeglasseB for Cbristinas, properly adjusted by C. W. Skinner, No. 8 State street. Kek IIkiie The place to buy cboice dla moud stuils aud scarf pius is at the store of Phillips & I.ucas. Baunahd, Sumner & Co. contiuue thelr advertisement of attractive holiday goods. Thoso will be in demand throughout tbe gift season. New Holiday Goods. Just oponing a new line of OhristinaB noveltleB which it would pay you to Bee bofore buying. A. J. Howe. Mii.linery of every deiOtlpUOB will be sold wlthout regard to cost, for the next thirty days, at the store of Mrs. I. C. Vail & Co. Thr Longman & Martinez pure prepared paints have been sold by Barrows & Peck for more tban tifteen yeam, and have proved to the large nuiuber tbat have used i licm that they are cheaper and more durable than any otherpalnt. Every can warranted to give satisfaction. Everybody admits that CroiV candy is tbe llnest sold in Montpelier. No one should think of passing Cbristinas wlthout a box of tbeir confectionery. Ikish & Guptil have a flne line of sleighB of all kinds. They are also agnnts for Frencb's cclebratcd Keene slelgb. No. 2 Hazen Place, Montpelier, Vt. I'hillips & Lucas have a flne line of stone rings, including choice diamiinds, se leoled for the holiday trade. Also plain gold rings, hoth oval anil flat. Therr has been a great reduction in the prices of gold and silver watches. Call at the store of I'hillips & Lucas, and they will be happy to quote some to you. Christmas slippers, attractive styles and prices, at Shlpman's. Buy your winter foot gear at Shipinau's. Almost everything in the line of warin overshoes and leggings. Ladies! please look at the work-baskets, scrap-baskets, bandkerchief-baskets, in fact every kind of a basket that one could think of, at the store of Mrs. I. C. Vail & Co. Found. About six weeks ago, on "tbe Brook road " in Plainfield, a shawl. Tlie owuer can have it by calling at tbe Plain field post-oflice, and by paylng for this notice. A fine line of Christmas goods at very low prices, at the store of Mrs. I. C. Vail K: Co. Also all kinds of material for the home mauufacture of Christmas gifts. Come and see. "The wbeat crop of South Oakota for the year 18111 is 52,000,000 bushels, worth over 840,000,000, which is over 8400 toeacb iuhab itant. Talk about starvation! "Arnttsand Liadvr. Soldiers, soldiers' widowsand dependent relatives, entitled to pensions under tbe new pension law, sbould send to T. J. Deavitt, Montpelier, Vt., for a circular coutaiuing tbe law iu full. Place your orders with Westou & Bmitb for marble and granite work. They carry a large stock of good work and are reliable. Imported aud native granite and marble. No. 22 Maiu street, Montpelier. In addition to his beavy trucking busi ness, LlurK B. Koberts has put on the road a single teaiu. Baggage to and from all trains. Oare, prouiptuuss aml dispatch at live-and-Iet-llve prices. Ofhee iu rear of Exchange hotel. Telephoue connection. There are many vcterans who have claiius for pensions pending that would do well to comult Jamei B. Curran, Mont pelier, Vt., who lias had over six years' ex perienoe as a sp "cial examiner aud is tiior oughl; famlllar with alltbelawiandrulingi of tlie departuient. He makes increase and rejeoted claims a peolalty. Advlce free. Christmas Goods atthk Hoston Store. Toys, sleds, sleigh boxes, writing desks, chairs, dolls and doll carriages, et0.j pluib and leather goods, traveling cases, inaniciire sets, jewelry boxes, baskets, perfume and perfumery bottles, aud articli-s too iiuiucr- Oua to mentlon. Come early and get the first choice. l'.l State street. Chamberlain's Eyk and Skin Ointment- A certaiu cure for chrouic sore eyes, tet ter, salt-rbeum, scald bead. old chronic sores, fever sores, eczema, Itoh, prairie scratcbes, sore nipples and piles. It is cool Ing and sootliing. Hundreds of cases have been cured by it after all other treatment had failed. It is put up in tweuty-Hve ani' flfty ceut boxes. For sale by 0. Blakely. "Florida: How to Get There and What to See " is the title of a neat little panipb let issued by tbe Clyde Steamship Com pauy, aud, from the unsoljcited testiiuouy of arecent passenger, this seemsthe correct way to travel. He says, " T can hardly ex press in words our dellgbtful associations with tbe captaiu, purser aud omcers of tbe boat, and the kind of service rendered us. Tlianksgiving reached us rich iu (juulity and iiiantity." For Sale. No. 1 piuo lath, No. 1 elght-een-inch spruce shingles, mouldings all kinds and made to order house BnUb spruce, bass, butteriiitt, ash, oak, cherry, white wood, Alabama hard plne, Michigan piue, llooring of all kinds. Bought at tbe mills, will be sold cheap for cash. Turnlug doue to order. All kinds of job work iu the wood-worklug lme. Telephoue con nectlons. United States Clothes Piu Com pany, Montpelier, Vt. Particular to Fakmrks. The Boston Wttkiy Ulobe has adopted anotber leallng feature, with the title " Co-operative Fariu iug," which jiublisbes regularly nearly one page of practical papers on how to mako farmlng pay, aud invltea its faruier frieuds to eontribute freely to it. Tbe Bostou Wttkiy (lUibe has a Voutli's Department, a Ladies' Department, a Farmers' Depart ment and all the political and general nows. U is au illustrated home jourual that every family needs. Good Advick. Tbe editor of the Wett llruwh (lowa) Htaird glves his readera tome good advlce: " We have used Chain berlaiu's Ooogfa Romedy iu our fatuily in caaea of sudden eolds aud sore tbroat and tind it all that Is (lalmed for it. One bottle or less, If takeu accordingto directions will, we believe, eiTect a cure iu any ordinary case and save the expeuse of large doctor bills. Especially do we re ommeud It in bunlliea wbare the obildren are tbreatened with oronp, aa it will afford iminediate re llef, if takeu iu time, which can always be done if the mediciue is kept on hand, as we are couvluced it should be." For sale by C. Blakely, druggist, Montpelier, Vt. Montpelier nnd YlclllltT. Bt'BPKND your Christinaa boae! Bkrt BMtTfl is at bome from Hoston. Bciiools cloaed last Friday fortwo weeks. J. S. Vilbb went to Boston last Monday. Mns. II. A. Bowman haa been serlously ill. Harry Lowr has returned from New Vork. Miss Maky Nkstor is sulTering from lung h'Ver. Mits. Harvey W. Bkown is ill with pnen monla. Artiii r G. Katon haa been ipiite slck tbe past week. Mrs. Samiei. Walton and Mrs. L. D. Taft are ill. Phe little dangbter of Fred II. Perry is convalescing. Wii.fred, son of N. W. Frink, is ill with typboid fever. Thekr will be no meetlngof theChautau ipia IMrcle this week. II. E. Slayto.n is olerklng for C. M. Skin ner during tbe bolidaya. Haiu.an W. Kejip haa returned from bis trip tbruugb New York state. T. J. Deavitt is attending Caledonia county court at St. Jobnabury. W. K. IIaulow severoly burnod two of his iligital appendages last week. Mhs. . A. Hrhkis was absent from the Buthany Obolr last Bumlay. Grip. Harry Somf.rb of Uneonta, N. Y., sue oeeds N. B. Minor on the Arjut staff. Thr Betbany Toplo tllub met yeaterday with Mrs. Boaworth, on Loomis street. Ex Senator BLATTOR of Stowe and Kev. .1. 1). Beeman werc iu town yesterday. Miss Henkietta Dewey has gone to West Farnbam, I'. IJ., tovisit hersister. Kd. F. Mcrray is at home from his meili cal atadlea at New York for the holidays. Miss Daisy Lowe went to New York, yes terday, tospend Cbristinas with her motlier. Christmas will be observed to-morrow at Bt. Augustine's church with midnight mass. The post-oflice will be open OhfiSttnM day from eight to ten A. M., and four to six P. M. Colonel Fred E. Smith has been con fined to tbe house for aeveral Jays with tbe grip. The Betbany Reading Club will meet at Mrs. George A. Pock's next Tuesday after noon. Charles H. Fuller baa been struggling witli pneumonia tbe past week, but ia out again. M. J. Clark of St. Albans is flring on the " Middlesex," as Hosea Colby ia nursing tbe grip. The Montpelier orcbestra is to furnish music for a dance at South Ityegate, Thurs day evening. Fred Lano, thin and husky, ia once more at bis desk in tbe Central Vermont freigbt ollice. Thk. annual c onclave of Mount Zion Com mandery is to be Ducember 39, witli a ban quet as usual. The Methodists are to have a tree Chritt mas eve, with music and literary exerciaes by tbe children. The Wetmore & Morse Granite Company shut down to-night uutil tbe rirst Mouday after New Year's. The forco of help on tbe Montpelier & Wells River railroad is being cut down for tlie winter service. Mr. S. S. Towner, who haa been criti cally ill for some time was r ported mucli worse last evening. Hf.nry F. Field of Bntland, ('. W. Brownell, Jr., and II. S. Peck of Burlington were iu town yesterday. JoiBPH S. Shorey is runniug a beef-aud-beanery in Boston, corner of Sbawinut aveuue and Treiuont street. P. H. McCormick and M ss Josepbi'ie Beliimenr were nwrried last Weduesday by Justice C. DeF. Bancroft. Sliss Mary Wilson, Miss Grace Hough tou and Miss Bessie Farwell are at home from scbool for the holidays. G. H. Pai.ne. the St. Jobnabary pbonog raphiat, reoorded several of the selectious tbatlteeves' band discoiirsed. Thr remainf of Mrs. . H. Cooper ar rived from St. Allians last Monday, and were taken to Worcester for burial. Will It. George, who has been workiug for Jatuis Crossett during tlie summer, has goue to Rutland to (jpend the holidays. The Apollo Baujo Club is to furnish mu sic for the graduatfns exeroiiea at the Ran dolph Normal scbool, Jauuary 7 and 8. The boarders at Hotel Keiupton are to bave a Christmas tree, Friday evening, and many bosiery surprises are anticipated. Bkrt II. TyleroI Springtleld, Mass., was in town last Thursday, and accorupanied G. K. 1'iituaui to tlie ball at East Montpelier. The engagement is privately anuounced of a well-knowu young sboeiuan at the capital and a charming Barre young lady. Thk Nou partisan Woman's Christiau Temperance Union will meet with Mrs. R. R. Bunnell this afternoou at three o'elock. B. B. Sloan, for a long tiiue clerk for Lester II. Greene, is on January 1 to go to Farmingtou, N. H., to work in a drug store. .7. A. DeBorh returned last Saturday nigbt from New York, where he had been during the lllneu aml deatb of his motber. Miss Eva Robinson of St. Albans spent Buuday with Mrs. C. A. Lang. Miss Robin son aud her motber have goue to Bostou to live. The operetta " Caught Napping," which was to have been produced at tbe T'nitariau vestry to-uiorrow evening, haa been post poned a week. Alonzo P. Jonbb, eighty four years old, fell on the ice on tbe Shady Rill road while walking to a ueiglibor's house, aud put a shoulder out of joiut. Benhau, little sou of George B. Walton, was better yesterday. The little fellow has made a gallant tight for life, but at one time nearly all hope was loat. Conductor S. R. Colbv has been olT duty for a few da.vs, his place being Blled by Charles Graudtield. Robert Hargin con tinues quite ill with lung fever. TH scbool taugbt by Mary G. Herric k, iu district No. 0, Middlesex, closed De Oember 12, 1891, ihowing aremarkably large Dnmbet Wlthout marks of any kind. Mns K. G. Pikk of Pike Statiou, N. H., is visiting George Tromblee, her father. Sliss Addie Tromblee, her slster, is to ipend tbe winter at Jacksonville, Fla. Mus. ,1. V. Smith of Berlin street fell iu the house, last week, and struck her left side agaiust the wood-box, austaining paiu ful bruises. Bbe is aixty-four yearB old. Mus. Calvin Buli.oi k is very ill with erysipelas and lung fever. Mr, Bulloek baa 1 d sick for several days past with pneu monia and grip, and ia not aspeoted to re iiiver. Thk trade by which Brooks .V Demhu werc to take posscssion of tlie B.icou blooE haa fallen tbrough, and Wheelock .v n.iw lcy arc ipared (Ea painful ordeal of moving thelr olla podVtfa. Thomas Wii.dk.y Bnoampment of Odd Feiiowa last Friday aTanlng elaeted Cyrus li. Bagley, 0. P . Blmer E Bandera, B.w.j Milton I). Draw, H. P.; Roberl Wbltney, J. W.; Frank Siniib. lorlbai R, B. Towuer, treasurer. Mits 8AI.1NA Flauu, slster of Denlson Taft, died last Friday morning, the resull of a sliock of paralyla a few daya previoua. Tlie fuueral waa lield Saturday afternoou, Rev. (1. W. Gallagher otliciating. Mrs. Flagg was olghty-niue years old. While Adolpb Barney was drlving home from Middlesex laat Sunday a freigbt train frightened his horse, WbiOO ran, overturn ing tbe slelgb and tbrowlng Barney out. One arm was badly cut, and ho recelved other bruiaea. NtTMRHous repairs and imnrovemcnts have been Oompfeted at the Pavllion, In the way of oeillngl and walls, and a new store room has been fltted up in the basement. New paper, whltewash and paint have as slsted iu brigbtening the interior. Lewis D. Rcbskll returned last week from a vacation, and was itnmediately ar rested 011 information llled against lilm. He was held iu 8.'K) for keeplng a nuisance and 8200 for keeping liquor wTth intent to aell. Thomas Oisborne furnisbed the bouds. A cotillon party will be held next week Weduesday evening in the new ball at East Montpelier, and everybody is in vlted. Tbe Montpelier orcbestra furnishes muaic. If you want any reference aa to the ball, ask any one who attended the dedi catlon ball last week. Thk ollicers-elect of the Sons of Voterans are: Captain, Dell L. Saunders; tirst UejU tenant, Alland Q. Fay ; seoond lieutenant, Tliomas Dewey; camp OOUBoil, E. J. Fal lon, A. G. Fay, and C. A. Bmitb delegate to annual enoampment, Thomas Dewey; alternate, g. c. Bagley. O.vk must go away from home to learu the news if false report of siekness preva lent bero is uews. Aside from the prevail ing malady , the grip, or what paasi s ciirrent under tbat name, there is noserious siekness bere, and nothing to jastify someoutrageous reports we bave beard recently. Mrs. Ei.sik Bruck of East Montpelier U going South for the winter. Lawaou C. 'iiinmings, her brother, is boarding at the Exchange for tbe present, aud has a room in Ellis block where he invents aud perfects devices for making the sportsman's life as comforiable as possible. He is at present. atworkonaguu that will shoot around a corner. E. B. McDifi'ee of Bradford, a former student at tbe Vermont Methodist Seiui- nary, has been elected orator for tbe class of 'H2iu Dartmouth college. W. C. Belknap of Berlin has been elected president of tbe class for commencement week, and by virtue of the Oftlce theu held will be the perma uent president. The tliird entertainmeut in the lectnre course of the Ladies' Library Guild was a lecture last Thursday evening by Jahu De Witt Hlller, 011 " Our Country's Poaiibil ities aml Perils." It was well attended and thoroughly enjoyed. As tbe express that evening waa late, Mr. Miller did not, reach Montpelier until about niue o'elock. Duriug the hour of delay the audienee re aolved itself lnto a sewing circle. Burlinoton people enjoyed a uniipie en tertainmeiit, last Wednesilay evening, n hen Fred W. Bancroft gave his " Evening of Old Englisb Ballada" at the parlors of the College-street church. Mr. Bancroft sketcbed the evolutiou of the Englisb bal lad from its birth until tlie preseut time, iuterspersing his lecture with vocal illustra tions. It was a delightful 1 ntertainiuent. The Betliany Suuday-scbool will have Christiuas exerciaes in the chapel, uext Sunday evening. Tlie annual Christiuas concert for tbe children will be in the morning, with a seruion by Mr. Gallagher on Christmas thoughte. The muaic by the oholr will include a Christmas anthem by Buck; "Tlie Birthday of a Kiug," Nieb elungen; , aud a Te Deum arranged from Wagner. Bkknard A. McKen.va emerged from jail, last Monday noon, on his own recog ui.auce of about 81,400. Worcester will also eat its Christmas turkey with a little lemon, as Lemon J. Holden has been baileil out pro tem., James S. Wilson furnishing the necessary 82IKJ lionds. G. I. Cady is now tbe only inmate of the jail, and will eat bis holiday corued-beef and cabbage all by bis beastly self. The Free 1'rcss says Montpelier has not been decided upon as the place for holding tbe uext enoampment of tbe Vermont Na tional Guard, but tbat does uot uecessarily mean anything. The matter is practically ettled, aml a refuaal of tbe Langdon anil Nicholas meadOWfl has been obtained. The entire red tape about the affair may not have been unrolled yet, but it is pretty safe to say tbat the militta will be here uext fall. While returniug from Putnamsville, Monday niglit, Ir. C. N. Ilunt narrowly esoaped lerloui injur.v. The kingbolt of his carriage catne out wbeu he was driviug at (piite a luisk pace, tlirowiug the doctor aome disiance 011 the troien grouud and wrencbiug bis left arm severely. Tbe force of his fall may be judged from the state ment that the moinentum of the carriage was ao great that it was turned top down in the highway. The olheers of the local New England Oider of i'rotection, elected last week, are: Warden, C. A. Laug; V. W., Merrill Russell: chaplaiu, H. O. Kent; secretary, E. E. Towner; treasurer, C. F. Buawell ; tinancial secretary, D. S. Wheatley; guide, W. Blancharil; guardian, Ricbard J. Blackall; sentinel, G. G. Butler; tniatee for three years, T. J. Keegan; inedical examiner, Dr. Kemp; delegates to grand lodge, A. H. Brown aud II. M. Pierce. Rev. Mr. Lewis delivered a discourse in Ohrist ohuroh, last Sunday eveuiug, 011 the love of dress, and what it led to extrava grance, seltlshness, aml pride. Woiuan. lovely woman, could, after returniug from 1 fjrlal A Ohurob, deBciibe the bounets of her feiui- I chelsea nine irienus, nnt tlie texi, tlie sermon, tlie hymn they had gone in one ear aud out the other. And probably ao it will be for ever aud ever, althougb Mr. Lewis did uot expreaa auch a dreadful sentimeut. With a lemon and a pouud of iuliino on oue hand aud a haudbook on " How to be Cheerful " iu tbe other, aud a large striped aasorttneut of grip all around, was the con dition in which we found T. R. Merrill, Jr., last Monday. "Going to play to-night?" "Yes," replied the sufferiug band-leader, as ho buried hiuiself in the bedclothea, " yes; I'm going to play I am in purgatory, sawiug oonieouttve lifths ou a broken ilown bass tiadle achou! acliou! What's burry?'1 A chii.dken's service is to be held iu tbe Charob of ICeulab, Buuday evening, as- sisted by the choir Fred W. Bancroft, lenor; Miss Ella M. Waite, uprano; Mrs. Hattie P. Willard, contralto, and Bert M. Bbepard, bass. In the morning tbe choir will render the following programme: OrKan l'relude llundel. Carol, ItliiK, Merry Uell. IloxofoKy Te Deuui ln A i-;ay QlorU.., ObaSt. 1 bere Weie Slu.pherdu Vlaoeut. Duel. Hall to the Monarch. alto and teuor. . Marnton. Calin nn tbe l.lntenlng Ear of Nlght Mar.t .n. Fe.tlval Marvh MfndeU.obn. Abrabam Long, F. J. MoOuen, E. E. Blakely, Frank Cone, C. H. I'ilkin, Oeorge A. Knapn, ('. K. Moiilton, T. C. Phlnney, Mr. and Mrs. John Voodry ct Ol., ttd infitt Uum. Rrkvk.s' banil gave a line concert ln tbe Opera-house, last Weduesday evening, but circiiriistances coinbined to prevent as large an aiidiencn asseinbling as the entertaln ment deserved. A nuiuber were diaap pointed beeaute they could not dlacern a vast dlfference between Reeves' banil and the Montpelier band. They could not see but that "our band " blew just as hard and made as inucb nolse as tbe musicians from Providenee. Neverthelesa, there is a dif fereni, aml those who were capable of ap preciating the superiority enjoyed a tlno concert, Tbe overturee to wi'iiiam Teii and Tannhauser were the prlncipal num bers on the programme, while the band ac companiinents to Madame Morgan's songs were excollent. Aoain it becomes necessary to remind our cillzens that supplles for the use of the Benevolent and Eilncatioual Asaociation are much reduced, aml further contributiona are loliolted, Wbeu it is remembered that thla li the thlrd year Mrs. Ricbard Dillon has furnisbed a pleasant and convenient room for this work, warinlng it througb all the cold season, aud the secoud in which she has welcoined the sewing class of little girls, givlng siorage and care, uieanwhile, to all arlicles coutributed a generosity un cqualed there ueed be little dehcacy in makiug this re(piest. A report from the coininittee appointi il at tbe annual meeting, to learu of children not attending scbool because of the ueed of suitable clothlng, ia also itnmediately desired. The sewing claaa will meet the lirst Saturday afternoon iu January. At seveii o'elock on the eve of Christmas tbe following progrdinmo will bu rendered in Cbrist church: Ihont the OUd IMIttgl Davenport. aiorla In Pjxeetiil Sudda. Te Deum SchilllnK. Canute Ihmiiun Tuekerman. Iirui M lhernli'iir Warren. Ilyinli. It, 2$, 18. The programme, will be: Christmas day at 10:30, Anthein tohnion, Venlte (IreKorlan. Te Deum Buek. .luhilatH .Sehnbert. Kyrle Klelson Van Vlelt. Hymn 19 Tune. Adeate Fidelei. Hymn H Davenpnrt. offiTtory Mar.ton, There will be a Bunday-sohool featlval at four o'elock, with cboral aervice and carols. Thkke is a well-detiued intentiou ma teriali.ing to iusl itute proceediugs agaiust Dr. Oliu W. Daley for bigaiuy, should he return to White River Junotion. This is as good a time as any to tiud out what kind of a divorce mlll is located at Yankton, 8. D. The doctor will of course admit the tirst and secoud marriages, aud will put iu the decree of divorce. The questlon, "Are you the Dr. Daley meutioued iu liotli of these mar riage oertifloates?" will put hlm on the stand, wbeu he will beasked, " Did yougo to South Dakota with the iuteutiou of locating permanently?" If he says yes, there will be some Interesting testimony as to the conditlon iu which he left his busineaa at White River Juuetion during his jaunt to the Northwest. If he says no, then the prosecutlon will proceed to tind out what tbe Dakota statute meaus by a resiileuco of niuety days. " It is safe to say," remarked a leauing lawyer, " that auy jury iu Wind sor county would return a verdlot of guilty, and if the supreme court sustains the verdict it will mako a mighty iuteresting case." But tbe doctor has not returned yet. Report says that he aud his bride bave engaged board at West Lebanon, N, H., but that story is opeu to doubt. Jessk Perry of Waterbury waa at the capital recently and uarratea an incident of the tiuies some two generations ago wben tbe " Camp boys," Zubina aud Erastua aud many other bobl spirits uow passed aivay were aiuoug tliose who looked after things at tbe capital. Mr. Perry was at work ou tbe state house fouudatiou in 1837. There was au old tield-piece in town, and wbeu the"Glorioua Fourth " approacbed tbe state house force conceived the Idea of taking posscssion of the cauuou to lire a sa lute. Tlie Montpelier " boys " heanl of tliis, and, beaded by the Camps, rallied for the defeuse of the " battery." The Camps were no "spring Obickena and tbeir followeis were resolute. A tight for tbe possession of the gun was imminent, but the Montpelier orowd was formidable and tbe workmen ti ually oonoluded that "discretion was tbe better part of valor " and reliuiiiiisbed tbeir destgna upon the oannon, which boomed for treedom troma neighboring eminenoe. The state house force, however, had its revenge. A large hole was drilled iu the solid ledge on tlie bill in tbe rear of the capltol. There tbe patriotio laborers burued tbeir powder and had the satisfaction of " making more nolse " tban did the Moutpelier coutiugeut with the guu. Mr. I'erry had the curiosity to kuow if the hole iu the rock had survived die ravages of over balf a ceutury, and says m found it quite Intaot. Orange County Court. your Ninety-sevkn tickets were sold for Ihe ball at East Moutpelier, aud it. was au un- quallfled suooeas. The hall was worth; tbe bearty dedicatioii it received, aml tbe peo ple ol Basl Montpelier are jllStly prOUU Ol it. Tbe music by the Montpelier orohestra of ten plecea was the very best, and lome of the loilettes were very attraclive. The cua tomarysupply of " immaculate white shirt fronls " was on haud. Oue of the incidentl of the ball was tbe large supplv of oysters left over. People in that part of the OOUntj haven'i Qnlshed satlng tbem yet. Kiho Ouxr, as tyrannioal and nnpleasanl as evar, is with us again, and a large num her of dnwllling siilijccis have groveled aud Ueesed at his feel the past week. Among thoSS who have acbed or are slill aoblug are W. R. Weston, Thomas Marvin, wife aud cblld, Mrs. Harry M. Outler, john (i. Farwell, Felix Begiiiu, Miss Mary Barues, Burt Caaey, (i. li. Paiue of St. Johusbury, who haa been ill at the Moutpelier houae, Orange county court began its Docember term, Tuesday, Deceiuber 18. Hon. John W. Rowell presiding judge aud Hous. Bailey F. Adaius of Rauilolph and Solon G. Smith of Thetford assistant jndges. The iurors drawn were: Bradford, George F. Morris, Tbaddeus W. Bimpson; Braiutree, Jobu I'eavey, ,1. IJonsuiore Hattles; Brookfield, Clark, Jr., Willard F. Matcalf; Ezra Uood, H. W. Doarboin: Corinth, George L Prescott, Cyrus Has tings; Fairlee, Pbilander Btaples, Jobu W. Davis; Nowtmry, Frank W. George, L. Warren Carleton: Orange, William Huse, Robert Carr; Raudolph, Jobu F. Maad, Gi:orge L. Harandeu; Strafford, Henry B. Cuiumings, (;. E lwiu Harlow; TheU ford, C. E. Higgins, II . M. Dodge; Topsham, A. J. riiurstou, H. C. Rieh ardsou; Tiinluidge, Alvertou P. Os borne, Wallace W. Swau; Vershire, Arthur Bmeraon. L L. Bobinson; Washiugton, Fraucis V. JolTords, Gleu H. Bigelow; West Fairlee, N. C. Sleeper, Frauk Ches leyj Williamstown, Gurdon Martin, Horace Farnbain. Prayer was ulTered by Rev. B. B. Shermau of the Congregation tl church, and court was foriually opened by procla matiou of Sherifl John A. Buswell. Of the uiueteeu caaea on the juiv calendar, but three were marked for trial, uoue in the tirst day's assigniueut, aml three were otherwise disposod of by coulinuance or reference. The jury was discharged on the secoud day, aml ou the thlrd court Hn isbed its busiuess, haviug triod but two wituess cases, one a divorce case from Ran dolph, Nellie M. Butterlleld v. Frauk T. ButterlieUl, the other a repleviu boud suit, Charles F Suiitb v. L., lnan 1'. Barrou aml otbers, tbe latter a part of the iuterminable litigatlon between tbe town of Corinth and A. M. Oarpenter, former ooUector of tazes, James M. Huse of Berlin, who was coui mitted to jail Docember 7 ou a certitiod exe cutiou issued ou a judgiueut rendered by Justice Cassius Peck at Brookfield, July 81, iu favor of A. L aud Bophia C. Follaus- bce. was reieased by ifeu oorvut prooe- ings, Judge R iwell deciiling that tbe orig inal suit was not au acliun of tort, that tho executiuu was not agaiust tbe boily, aud that the certilicate was defective. Johu G. Wlng was attomey for the relator aud N. L. Boydan for the creditora. George R. Wiliuot was senteaced to pay a liue of 823 aml DOStS, baving pleadeil guilty to au as sault ou a liveryinaii at Thetford. Fred S. Barrleof Wells River wai seutenoad to six years iu state prisou, haviug pleaded guilty to stealiug about one ihousand dollars' WOIth of jewelry from tbe truttkl of passen gers at tlie Bostou & Maine railroaa depot at Wells River, lasl sumiuer, he beiug em ployed there as baggage-iuaster. There are forty-four new entries ou tbe law docket.