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VOL. 87.-4486. MONTPELIER, V I ., WEDNESDAY, APRIL (, 18J)2. NTJMHKR 14. New Spring Garments ! L P. CLEASON CO Are now showlng a com plete line of Ladies' Spring Garments ! In new and choice Btyles, The New York Cloak Manu facturers, from vvhom we have made large purchases this sea son, are known to make the best-fitting garments, and the most desirable in style and tjuality, of any in this country. We would also make special mention of the Elegant Dress Silks ! Now on sale. Every paltcm is warranted to give entire sat isfactioii, and the success of this make of goods in former seasons is so well known that we need only say that the as sortment is larger and the Silks more beautiful than before. New Wool Suitings! And fine Cotton Dress Goods will be shown in great variety during the coming week. Also new Wash Goods of every de scription. Waists and Gorsets ! We keep always in stock the Ferris Waists for ladies and children, Equipoise Waists, Her Majesty's Corsets, and twenty other leading makes of Corsets and Waists. Cloves and Hosiery! Also new Centcmcri Kid Gloves and Onyx Fast Black Hosiery, known to be thebest in market. Have you seen the new Figured Silks uow on exhlbltton at store New case of best I'riuls at 4 1.2 eents. THE VERMONT WATCHMAN. FfJSLIBMID KVBtlY WKDNKPDAY B V Tbe Watchman Pablishing Company At Montpelier, Vt. AKTHUR KOI'KH. Montiell.T, Vt. General Etlitor. T. H. 1IOSKINS, M. I) Newport, Vt. Affrirultural Kditor. Terms 82.00 a year; $1.00 for six months; tifty cents for three months. L. P, GLEASON & C0 Corner of Main and East State Streets, Montpelier, - - Vermont. 40 ON DEPOSITS REMAINING 6 Six Menths or Longer. 30 ON DEPOSITS REMAINING 0 Less than Six Months. Are tlte rateB of interest paid in tlie SAVINGS DEPARTMENT OF THK First National Bank MONTPELIER, VT. Ciipltal puid iu $250,000 Surplus 50,000 Allitional llubllltyof Stock- holilers 250,000 MukliiK n totul Guarantee Fund of $550,000 Kor the socurity of deposltora. DIREOTOHS: OHARLKJ DEWB1 . Preeldent, FRKD B. s.Mn ii, Vlee-Prealdent, J. Ci noi i.iiton, w. B ADAMSi P, A. DW1NKI.I.. ItitnktiiK hoiirt from niiie a. m. to three 1. M AU btinijlUHH COIltlllfllttul. V. I-.. IScVton, CJiiMliiei". CO TO THE Town Camuses. Montpelier. The repablleftn voters of the town Of Montpelier are notltlcd to meet in eauciis Ht 'ap- itnl Hitlt, Montpelier, on M I Aprlt 11, A. D. IHI, tit ieven o'clock v. M.: (I) To elect ttght rtele gttBfl aud elght alternates to represent sald town In the republlean ntute eonventlon to be held 11 Mont pelier, April 13. A. D., 1803, to elect fottt delepttes-at-larne to attend the republiean natiointl eonventlon. (9) To elect elKbt delenatPB and tight alternates to reprenent sald town In tlie republlean eonventlon for tlie aeeond connresHlnnal dlstrtct, to be held In Montpelier. Aprll 13, A. 1. , to elect twodlatrlct dtlOfftttt and tWO altemates to attend the repuhli. can national eonventlon. Tbe delcKaten will be elected liy ballot Kiid the ballot-boxes will remaln npen one honr. FlB OBDBB TowNtdMMiTTRit. Itfiitn. The republlcfin voters in tlie town of llerlln ure hereby nntiflod and roquestod to ineet In caucus at the Town Hatl, on Saturday. Aprll f, at three o'eloek r. M.( to elect three deleHtes and three altcrnates to the repnbllcan state eonventlon at MODtpoUer, April 1?, L888, for the electlon of fonr deleKHte-at-large and four aUeriiatefl toattendtbe republlean national eonventlon at Minneapolls. Also, at namo tlme and place.to elect three deleKHteH and three altemates to the republlean dlstrfet eonven tiou at Montpelier, Aprll 13, IW2. Pku OftDBB TOWK OOXMl TTEK. KitHt MontpHr. The republiean votern of Eant Montpelier are reipuested to intet at the Htll at Kat Montpelier 00 Friday, April B, at two o'clock r. M.. to cboose three dtltgfttM and three alter natett to attend the itate eonventlon to be held at Montpelier, Aprll 13, at ten o'eloek a. K. also to ehoone three doleKates and tbreo alternatea to at tend the dlstrlot eonventlon at Montpelier, April II, at two o'eloek p, M. I'Kll OllDKK TOWH (.'OMMITTKK. Mlrtll8x. The republteaiiH of Middlesex are notltled to ineet at the Chureh at the C'enter on Monday, Aprll 11, at two o'clock P. H to ohoOM three delenaten und three alternatea to repreaetit them In the state conventl n and in the secnnd dlHtrlct ctinveiitton, both to be hebl at Montpelier on Wednesday. Aprll 13, 1 to elect delt'Kates tothe national republlean eonventlon, to be held at Minne apollB, JuOfl 7. A full attendanee is eamestly de slred. PBBOBDIRTOWK COKMITTBB IMtiinflelfl. ThO republlean voters of this town are requested to meet at Town llall on Saturday eveniiiR, Aprll 9, at seven o'eloek, to ehoone two deleaten and two alternatea to reprenent tbein at the OOmlQg distriet eonventlon to be held at Mont pelier on WedneBday, April II. I'KROKDKK TOWB t'OMMlTTKE. Waterbury. A eaueun of the republiean voters in Waterbury will be held at the VUlftge Hall on Monday. April 11, IBB2, at four o'eloek i'. M.. toelect four delcateri to the second eonressiotial dlatrlct eonventlon, to be held at Montpelier on Wednesday, April 13, 1892, for the purpose of OlMttng dofogfttOI to tbe republiean national eonventlon at Minne apolU.dune 7, lHH'J; also to eleet foai delejrates to tlie state eonventlon, to be held at satne place and date. PBR OBDBB Town OOXMITTBB, WUUam tO WTl Th republlean voters of this town will hold a OAUCOI at Town llall, next Monday evening, to eleet delOgBtOS to tbe state and illstrict couventlons. A full attendanee is desirable. I'Kit OitPKR Town Committkk. Waol a sood Husiness Educatiou, Wanl to learn Shorthand & Typewnuiiu, want toimpve in renmanstiip, wisd a Husmess Assislant, wisbacw or BooK-keeper, Wish a Sborlliand Wntfir. ReialoDB durlitK the BprinK and suinuier inonthi. Heud for cataloicue. CAUMKLL A GUTCHESS, Albauy, N V. IFYOU IFYOU Iluininess Mere Mention. liAKUK liuu of Lowell carpets at A. J Howe's. To Rknt Two large unfuruislied rooms. No. 1 74 Maiu Htreet. Now is the time to make arrangemeuts for the spring term of kitnlergarten. Ladies, don't forgot Mrs. S. L. Oladdiog'l millinery opening this week Friday and Saturday. No. .14 Maiu Htreet. Tky Oold Medal Sarsaparilla, ronibined with red dover, the popular blood reiuedy aud spring mediciue. Sold by all niedicine dealers. Opknino of tritniued hats and bODDetl at C. A. Best's, Tuesday and Wednesday, April II and 13. A conlial iuvitation is ex tended to all. D, W. Tkmplk & CO. have the best line of spring garments tliey have ever been able to show. Those who huy early get the choicest styles. Aut'TloN. G. A. Bruce will sell at the resideuce ef the late Aiuasa Cmnmings all his personal property on Thursday, April 21, at twelve o'olOok noon. Worstkd tea-gowus, Jersey ilresses, print aud giughatn wiappers, piint waists, mulliD underwear, hosiery, gloves, small wares, etc, at A. J. Jlowe's. IJousk kor Salk In the village of Mont pelier, fonvenieut ti si hools, arranged for two tenements with about live rooms each. Apply to Stephen Thoiuas, ( lothes-pin faclory. THI ladies are very eordially invited to atleuil the spring opening of trltatned bStl and bODDeU at tbe Itore of Mrs. I. 0. Vail ct Co., Monday and Tuesday of next week, April 11 and l'J. SoLPIKUH, soldiers' widowsand depeudent relatlves, entitled to peusions uniler the new penilOD law, sbould send t(j T. J. Deavitt, Montpelier, Vt., for a eiri ular eoutaiuing the law iu full. A hi'Iiiikk stauip, with your n ime and address, ean be useil ou sugar aud butter packages, either wood or tin, aud is just what every fariner in'eds. Call ut the Wati iiman offiot or onler by iuall. Fok Salk! Kour large milk-paus, for a dairy of twenty to twenty-live OOWI, with euolers aud both water and milk pipes. ilaving retlred from dairy business, will sell cheap. A. K. Warren, Jferlin, Vt., Mareh 2.1. 1802. Thk Ladies' Society of the Church of the Messiab will give a soc-iable iu their vestry on Tbursday, April 7. Supper from half past live to seveii o'clock. llaked heans, brown bread anil maple syrup will be added to the usual bill of fare. AdmiHHlon, llfteen ceuts. Thkkb are luauy veteran. who have clalms for peusionH peudiug that would do well to eou.ult Jamen E. Curran, Mont pelier, Vt., who haa had over Bix years' ez- peTtenM as a Hjiccial cxamincr and is thor oughly familiarwith all the laws and rullngs of tbe departtnent. ITe makes increaHe and rejected claimH a specialty. Advlce free. Nrw mii.i.inkry at Mrs. S. L. Olkddlng'l. Prices made satlsfactory to all. Don't buy until you exmninu my goods. No. N Main Htreet. liARNARD, Sl'MNRR & PUTNAM Co. haT a double-colnmn advertinenient on page nve announcing a tempting line of npring and summer dress goodH. Send for HamploB of anything you want. Thk t'apltal Savings Bank and Trust Company pays deposltors four per cent and taxes on huiuh not exceeding Sl.600, and makeH loann on home Hecnrities at Hix per Oenti It rents Hre and liurglar-proof de posit boxes for flve dollars a year. In addition to his heavy trncking buni neHH, Clark B. Bobntl has put on the road a single team. Baggage to and from all trains. Care, proniptness and ilispatch at live-and-let-llve prioCS. Ofllce in rear of Excbange hotel. Telephone nounection. Thk. Watchman I'uhlishing Company has rubbet dating KtampH with " Iteceiviul payment" and name, from one dollar up. Just the tbing for any btUlMII or profoi Hional man. Also stampH of every descrip tion at very low priees, and warranted first class. Conskrvativk inveHtorn who want a se eurity paying a fair per cent and one con vertible into cash when due, without ex penne or ilelay, Hhould exatuine the Becuri tios offered by the 1'ierre Savings Iiank through its vice-president, A. O. Cummins, Montpelier, Vt. " A chili) of Mr. Jobn Pears had tlie scald head, and had been under the treat ment of physleiani without relief. It was cured by Chamberlain's Eye and Skiu Oint inent, and is now well and all right." 1K. . Miller it Son, Briscoe, Iowa. Twenty five ceuts a box. For sale by 0. Blakely, Montpelier, Vt, Thk train was three hours late at Ksxrx Junotion. Six passengers strolled to the drug-Htore of H. E. I'erry and, rathnr sar caslically, asked: " What have you to sell?" Perry replied: "Tbe Gold Medal SarHi parilla, manufactured at Montpelier, seeuis to be our ilrive at this time." Five of the crowd took a bottle home. Three of them had used it hefore. For Salk. No. 1 pine lath, No. 1 eight-een-ineh spruce HhingleH, mouldings all kindH and made to order tiouse finish spruce, bass, butternut, ash, oak, eherry, white wood, Alabama hard pine, Mialiigan pine, flooring of all kinds. Bought at tbe mills, will be sold cheap for cash. Turning done to order. All kinds of job work in the wood-working line. Tclephoue oon nections. United States Clothes Pin Com pany, Montpelier, Vt. Ordrrh for " Shepp's Photographs of the Worhi " may be left with the Watchman Publishing Co., where a sample copy of the book OU be seen. It is a work of art con sisting of over 4tH) full-page pictures, size Hix by eight inches, collected from every part of the world, handsomely boiind in one royal oblong voluiue, size nine by eleven inches. This magnilicent publica tion of photographs, the reault of an enor mous amount of mouey expended liy MessrH. Shepp, covering all ths interesting sights of the world an they cxint to-day, in a crown ing lUCieM of the book-publishing business. " For several years," says Jobn Park of Beaver Creek, Minn , "during the winter, I have been troubled with a painful nwell ing of the feet, which phy.sii iaus claimed was rheumatic gout. I was treated by some of our best physicians, and obtained hut lit tle, if any relief, and used many so-called cures without benetlt. During the winter of 1H.S7, when my feet were bo swollen and intlamed that I coubl not wear my boots, I coiumenced uning Chamberlaiu'H Paiu Balin. The firnt application reduced the Hwelling and iurlaiumation, and the use of one lifty-cent bottle ho coinpletely relieveil uie that I discontiuued my caues aud was able to get aroiiud all right and wear my boots." Fifty cent bottles for sale by C. Blakely, Montpelier, Vt. FlRE I.NSURANCE IN Vkrmont. Tbere were flfty-one companies doing tire in surance biisineHH in the Htate of Vermont iu 1891. These companies wrote 145,486,18 iu risks, receiving in nreuiiums SlWl.'.HM, and paid out in losses (678,607, leaving a lialance of $3,207 for expense accouut, whereas the ratio of expenaes to premiiims in stock coiu)anies averaged thirty-three per cent, which would show a deticiency for the lat year of over 8200,000 in Vermont alone. The above showlng is one of the worst that has ever been known iu tbe state. The rei'ord of lire losses in the United Btatei for the week endlog Friday, Maroh 4, covering fires of SKi.ikki or over, was 53.020,000. Fires under $10,000, 8308,000. Grand total for the week, 13,833.000. Louei lBM January 1, 930,874,000. Average Iohs per day, 1408,000. Estiinated loss for tbe year at this ratio, 9147,900,000. At the meetlng of tbe New England lnsuranc e Fx change. held iu Boston on Saturday, Feb ruary 27, it. was voted to aiivance rates not lcss than iwciity livi' per cent in all unpro teoteil placcs (towns without water works), throughout New Hnglanil, and the local OOmtnlttaei Were Initructed to make the aii vance. The Spectatur notes the fact that tbe latest move as to advancing rates of the New Bngland Iniuranoe Bxohange was Imi wt;ek, wbeu it VOted to advance the rates twentyllve per oent in all unprotected places tbrongbout New England. Wmi.K MinnetOta is one of the most healthy staics iu the Union, it is one of tlie worst for colds, owing to severe winters. Many of the druggists there make it a rule to give their custouiers just what they call for; but wbeu they come back and say it done no good they almost iuvariably ree- otnmend Chamberlaln' Oougb Kemedy, as will be seen liy the (ollowlng from Messrs. Wells & Schni cler of Sanborn, Minn.: " We have recomiiiended (Miaiuberlain'H Cough Reiuedy after other leadiug cough piepara tioiis bave failed to do any uood, and al ways with the best results. Wecan always rely upou tliat remedy, a it i. aure to effect a cure. It has uo equal for children, espe- cially in caues of croup or whoopiug cough Fifty-ceut bottle. sold by C. Blakely, Mont pelier, Vt. Montpelier and Vlelnlty. MtnoBBi Ooxrnwoi the iStbi Colonkl Frrii E. Smith is in Boston. Thr coons are dropping. Seecourt report. W. E. Adams went to New York yeHter day. A 0MILD of Eugene Smith i.s ill with lung fever. Jamks T. Sabin was in St. Albans last Monday. 8. C. Shurtlrrf went to Swanton last Monday. Fast iat the 10th. Help the Russians and migar off. C. H. Choss is conflued to the house with a severa cold. Frkd W. Hancrokt was housed with ton silitis laat week. Mr. and Mrs. Grorok Atkinh are vislt ing in New York. Harlow Smith has rented tho tenement at 30 Barre street. J. V. Brookh returned last Saturday from a trip to New York. MissWarrkn of Boston has been visit ing at C. H. More's. Miss Orai r Brdahd of St. Albans is vis iting Miss Carrie Cross. Mastkr Kdwin Nkilson is hoine from achool at Newton, Mann. Miss Mamik Brush of Williamstown Is rlliting at J. T. Sabin's. E. D. IIydk has been suffering from an attack of lheumatic gout. D. K. Sortwkll was in town from Cam bridge, Mass., over Sunilay. Mr. and Mrs. I). W. Trmi'LK go to Brooklyn, N. Y., ou Tbursday. A nrw plate-glass window has just been put. in the Itrophy dry gooils store. C. E. Wilson arrived home, last Tburs day, from his trip to Jackson, Mich. Lucy S. Taplin has sold to Thomas Gis borne land on Bailey avenue for $1,500. Miss EllaGarand of Champlain, N. Y., is Vliiting Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Garand. Miss Winifrkd Pikk of Pike's Station, N. II., is visiting at Gorge Tromblee's. Thkrr is to be a sociable by the Bethany society at Dr. Boardmau's on Friday ereu ing. Carl Bancroft is assisting in tbe book keeping department of the Brooks & Berry store. W. K. Weston left last Monday on a busi ness trip through central and southeru Ver mont. Mrs. Grorok II. Smi.iK of Hardwick is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Fisher. Mr and Mks. L. Bart Cross and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Brock went to Boston yes-terday. Mrs. Julia Stevknh has rented a tene ment in Hyde block, and is to begin house- keeplng. Mrs. Ellkn Findlk and her niece, Miss Nellie Colby, have beeu risiting in St. Jolinsbury. Colonel Fkkd E. Smith returned last Saturday from a ten days' trip to Chatta nooga, Tenn. J. M. Boutwkll, B. B. Bailey, A. D. Far well and Jesse S. Viles went to New York last Monday. Spring mud is unusually ooploui, and tbe roails outside of the village are iu a horri ble coudition. Charles, son of " Greg " Smith, left yes terday for Lake City, Col., where he is to work in a hotel. The Apollo niinstrel show is booming. The first rehearsal of tho chorus will be held this evening. Miss Lou Shkpahd and Miss Eli.a Bur pee of New Loudon, N. H., are visiting Miss Helen Burpee. Thk Ladies' Guild of Christ Church is to meet with Mrs. Dillon oa Tbursday after- noon at two o'clock. Thk second rehearsal of the musical con- vention will he held next Monday evening in the L'nitarian vestry. Mrs. Minnik E. Marsh of Plainfield takes the place of Mr. Saunders an iustructor of uusic iu the Union School. Miss Nellie Dkwey of West Berlin sang coutralto iu Bethany choir, last Suuday, and is to ning next Sunday. The ChautaiKiua Clann will meet at Mrs. R. C. Bowers', East Liberty street, on Fri day afternoon at two o'clock. Thkrk are uite a numlier of good-looking men iu town uow. The winter crop of whiskers has beeu harvested. J. D. Brown shipped seventeen borses to New York last Monday, aud C. V. Kent carred a valuahle eipiiue for Boston. The front row in the orchestra circle was well tilled during the Waiie trial yesterday. The testimony bonlered ou the piimant. A spkcial meetlng of the local board of underwriteri will be held at the otllce of H. W. Kemp on Thursilay at ten o'clock A. M. Mrs. Hknhy Wrioht of Wright's Mills is ill with piieuinonia. Mrs. William Culver of Pntnatnsvllle is ill with throat trouble. John Rowki.l left Friday noon for East Kingston, N. H., called there by the illness of his brother George, who died on Monday. The annual Easter sale held by the piscopal ladies usually the last of April has been postponed until some time in Oc tober. On next Sunday morning Itev. G. W. Gal lagher's subiect will be " Propbecy." In the evening (iis topic is " Dangers from Ad- versity." James l( Lanudon hail to come up from his Berlin farm aud speud Suuday nlght in town, as the high water extinguishod his furnaoe, P. B. Frazkr .t Co. have just set up a large family monunent of ilark Barre grau ite for S. T. Noyes ou his lot ln the Cutler cemelery. Mhh. Lester Greknk has beeu home from the liospital at St. Albans for sevural days, inuch nnproved iu health. She went back laHt Monday. Fred II. 1'krky and W. E. I.aird went to t'oncortl, N. II., last Monday, to look over the eledric light plant of the Concord & Montreal rallroad, Mns. Kdna Kuuinhon died early last Wednesduy lnoruiiig, aged seveiity-nine years. The funcral was on Friday, Rev. A. J. Hougb offlolating. A ladv on Seiiiinary llill picked pansies from her garden, last aiituinu, every week Itntll I'bristmas, aud foiind them in hlos som again lasl Sunday. Jkfkkrson Bhi'i'K has leased to Heruard Greenwood, clotbing dealer, tbe Htore be low tbe Watchman ottice, long OOOUpled as a saloou. I.et the work of redeuiptiou go on. CiiAiii.Ks A. Smith was the williiig victini of a mrprlie Pkrty at his house on Barre street last Friday evening. A handsoiiie Olook was among tbe tokeus of esteeiu of fered. Thk high water washed out the track of the Montpelier & Wells River railroad near the (Oundr; in Barre, last Sunday, but it was repaireil Monday hefore travel was Lot peded. Thk Ladies' Reading Club of Christ Obnri h will meet with Mrs. G. B. B. Denuy ou Saturday evening, April 0, at 7:10 o'clock. It is desired that every uiember shall be preseut. At Christ church the daily services dur ing lloly Week will be as follows: Mon day aud Tuesday eveniugs, 7:30; Wednes day afternoon, 4:10; Tbursday evening, 7; 30; Good Friday morning, 10: 30; evenlug, 7: 30; Saturday, 3: 80. At every service, tx cept on Thursilay, a sertnon or address will be delivered. Saturday p. m , baptisms. The stockbolders of the Montpelier Build ing AHSociation met yesterday and ratilled the sale of tho plant by the directors to StafTord, McGlynn & Carey. Tho price is understood to be $4,000. " Any news to-day?" asked the roporter, as he met John G. Farwell on his way to his seat, in the jury-box last Monday morn ing. "Yes; A. P. Huntington Is palntlng his resldence on Beaoon Hill." E. R. Houohton is home from Amherst and Miss Orace Houghton from Smith Col lege, for vacation. Miss Bessie Farwell and Miss Mary Wilson will be home from Bisliop HopkiusHall this week. Mr. and Mrs. S. L. Howe left last even ing for California, to meet Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hobart. The party will visit Alaska and other points on the Pacific coast, and will be absent about three months. A farmkr from a neighboring town was fined, last Monday, for Intoxication. His disclosure entangied A. J. Glysson and George D. Reed, who were Hned $01 .ri7 and 8107.27, respectively. Both appealed. Thomas B. Rkkdthe 13th. Now if Hirain al Raschid could only eugage His Royal Jigglets, Orover Cleveland, to address the conclave of the Faitbful on May .1, Mont pelier would tie overwhelmed with honors. Frkd W. Bancroft goes to St. Albans this evening to give his " Evening with old English ballads." He is to take the part of Frtdtrlck in the " Pirates of Penzance" at Hartford, Conn., April 10 and 20. A nervy oent from Bear Swamp wan dered into Jangraw's barber-shop, yesterday afternoon, and helped himself out of Gil. Luce's cigar-hox. llis remaiiiH have prob ably reached the Missisquoi river by this time. Thk Ladies' Guild of Christ Church spent a pleasant afternoon with Mrs. O. I). Scrib ner last Tbursday. Tlius far the attendanee has beeu unusually large, and the work taken up during the Lenten season is nearly completed. Mr. and Mrs. Wkslky E. Taplin are parents of a girl arrived yesterday. The smile that illumined the counteuance of the happy father rendered even more glowing the colors on the wall-paper he was show lng custoiners during the day. Mr. and Mrs. Orrin Dalky returned from Washington on Thursday of last week. To that city Mr. Daley had gone to meet Mrs. Daley on her return from Florida, where she had been spending the winter. Mrs. Daley is much improved in health. " Have you been lUted?" Charles DeF. Bancroft asked a man yesterday. " I think I am listed in Barre, but perhaps I sbould have been in Montpelier, was tlie reply. " Well, 1 11 take you.anyway, saul Charlie. " Where do you live?" " In the BradBhaw block, across the river." E. S. Wiiitman, a former resident of Montpelier, is now engaged in miuing in the recently-discovereil gold and silver Helds in Colorado. He and J. C. Hale aud John Buckley own the Occidental claim at Cripple Creek, which assays one aud one half t two ounces of gold. Charles N. Phillips has received a let ter from his brother, Andrew J. Phillips of Chicago, giving the details of the death of the latter's daughter, Helen. The little girl was ill with rheumatic fever four weeks, heart trouble being the immediato cause of death. The remaius are to he brought to Montpelier in June. William Morrison returned last Satur day nigbt from New York, where he had gone to meet his brother, just over from Edin burgh, Scotland. A couple of confidence men tried to piek William up for a jay. Their sclieme was a long way ahead of tlie old-time gold brick racket ; but William has had his eye teeth cut. A conobsted brooklet and an inadequate sluicelet turued the road up Clay Hill into a rushing, roaring torrent, last Sunday, and for a moment it looked as though Bethany steeple would be washed away. A corps of workmen, under Road Commissioner Rob erts, haatened to the watery scene, and averted auother Joliustown disaster. Stonb has beeu rattling down from the ledge on Elm street, to the danger of pas sers by. Road Coimuissioner Roberts and his men have been carting it away and fixiug tlie ledge. Ainong the street im provemeuts booked for the near future is the reuioval of the stone hitchiug-posts on Main street and the paviug of the gutters. Qcite a OUmber of " down-towu " people wended their way up the hill to the Sem inary, last Friday eveuing, and enjoyed the concert given by the Apollo Banjo Club under the auspices of the Ladies' Literary Society. Master Arthur Dewey got away with a banjo solo. and ProfeHHor H. P. Townseud read several selections. G. K. Putiiam, banjo artist, was uuable to be preseut, owiug to illness. Mrs. Ellkn M. Skaver, depp.rttnent president of tbe Vermont Woman's Relief Corps, has appointed the following aids: Delia M. Needbam, Rutland; May A. Plerce, Vergennes; Louise W. Clark, Brook fiehl; Mellie F. Wells, Cabot: Sarah A. Bryant, Windsor; Louise Skinner, Barton Landiug; Julia A. Cbild, Lyndonville; Hattie B. Thwing, Bellows Falls; Myra L. Stone, Brattleboro; Ellen B. Leacli, Wolcott. About tifty singers were in attendanee at the rehearsal last week Tuesday evening, and so muob interest was manifested that it was deolded to meet one evening iu each week for a rehearsal, closing with a musical convention to be held in the Opera-hotise about the last of May. C. F. Duilley of East Montpelier is to be the ilirector. The next rehearsal is to be at the ves'ry of the Church of the Messiah, next Tuesday evening, a' tialf-past seven o'clock. All intercsted are invited to attend and take part. About 700sainples have been received at the sugar laboratory. Ail except four have oored over eighty per cent, and four have gone abov e ninety. The fariuers say that the preseut will be a light season. A num lier of farmers have taken out licenses who do not intend tosend in samples on accouut of the shortuess of the season. The sam ples already received reprcseut a produOtlOD of about loil.lXX) pouuds. Dr. C. A. Cramp ton, chemist of the treasury depaitiueut, is expected every day. A larok auilieuce at the Opera-bOttM greeted tbe Boston Ideal Banjo, Mandolln aud Gtiitar Cltlb last Saturd.iy evening The concert was an admirable one of its kindi Tbe digital ability of the performex. was reinarkable, aud their playing wai per feet. The musicthat is BV0K6Q from baujos aml klndred injtrnnienti is of a rariety which appeals to only a liiuited few, com- paratlvely; but those who do Uke li bave beard few better jierformers thau the Uos tou Ideals. Thk Itanchetttr (K, II ) Union last week stated that it understood, from good author ity, that W. A. Stowell of Montpelier is about to sever his oounectiou with tlie Con cord it Montreal railroad as actin super intendeut, aud devote his time to the devel opmeut of the Montpelier Widls Rlvei railroad, of which he is luperlntendent. Mr. Slowell was Interviewed last Suuday. He smiled, and sald we could not believe all we beard. 1). R. Sortwell contlrmed the BUmor, bowever, and stated that Mr. Stow ell's OonntOtion with the Concord & Mon treal ceased last Saturday. The chauge af (ordl Mr. Sortwell much satisfactiou. Thk National Academy of Design, New York, held its aunual banquet at the Aea.l emy ou Friday evening of last week. Its Iiresldeut, Mr. T. W. Wood, presided, with Resident Low of Columbia College at lds rigbt and Andrew Caruegie at his left. A di.tinguished compauy niimberlng aliout one buudred sat at the tables. Mr. Wood presided witb rare grace aud diguity, and in an exceedingly happy manner presented the stieakers. Of Mr. Carnegie's appear ance tbe Mailaml tttprtU says: " President Wood said some very niee and desei ve.l tblngs about Andrew Carnegle, who rose looking as if he had just stepped out of tho fratne of his own portrait by President Wood, which hting in another gallery." " I have noted with considerable interest, as you may well iiiiilerstand, tbe vlgorous warfare which you have been waging upon the worst enemy which Montpelier has within its limits. It has always been a sonrce of astonlshment to me that the state, and especially Montpelier, would so far give Its countenance to noh a disreputalile sheet as to make It possihle for it to live. From this dtaUUMM it appears to me that you are most decideilly ' on top.' It will be a blessing to the commiinlty and the state if you sncceed in putting a qnletni on this eaemy of law and order." Thus writea a Watchman reader, a former well-known resident of Washington couiity, now living in tbe West. He gives utterance to a great truth and speaks the sentiments of a great multitude of Vermont people respecting Hiram Atkius and the Arijux atnl Patriot. Thk Watchman of last week eontaiiied au itetn stating that a close jail execution had been issued against Jobn G. Wing, as the result of a suit brought against him by J. M. Taft of Wheeler & Taft, Barre, in which he was cbargeil with obtaining inouev by fraudulent tneatis. Mr. Wing took large oxceptions to the itetn. The next day (last week Thursday) A. D. Kimball of Plain field, who a short time ago was involved in a law partnershtp with Mr. Wing, arose in county OOUTI and asked that a committee be appointed to iuvestigate charges against John G. Wing for obtaining money under false pretences, for sequestering wealth that he had collected for clients, and for divers other serious misdeineanors. The court informed Mr. Kimball that he would have to reduce his eharges to writing. Thereupon Mr. Kimball sat down and drew up a set of Rpeclfloatlons that weresiinply iEocking. Mr. Klmball'l zeal is explained by the allegation that he has been teaching school and drawing logl, the past winter, to combat tbe effects of his late pai tnership. Thk shoe factory project seems to have oaughl a chill from some disqntetlng reports respeeting the business ability of the gentle man from Haverhill. These seein to have been satisfactorily answered, but our peo ple are not conttned to one opportunity. If they are not satistied with the project that has been under consideration let them try another. The Watchman believes in in dustries that are " indigenous to thesoil," so to speak. The grauite iudustry is one of them. The canning industry is another. The canning of Hweet-coru at this point ought to be carried on with profit to oapital lnvesteit ano to tne anvantage ot tlie larin ers of this region. The manufacture of con densed milk is another "indigenous" in dustry. There's millions in a hraud of " pure Vermont condensed milk" more millions than in " Vermont maple sugar, guaranteed the pure product of the rock maple." The Watchman has several tiraes before directed publlo attention to this mat ter, and we again cominend it to theearnest consideration of the Board of Trade's man ufactures eommittee. We look for far bet ter and more permanent results from an in dustry of thla character than from any iin ported industry like nail or shoe-making. This matter was discussed at considerable lengtb in the Watchman uearly a year ago and many facts relating to tlie industry weregiven. We believe the time of a com mittee of the board of trade, orof citizens, in terested in tlie industrial growth not only of the town, but of the county also, can best be euiployed in investigating the facts of these or linular native inilustries; and we have no doubt our public-spirited fellow-citizen, Mr. M. W. Wheelock, would reuew his of fer of land for the plant aud buildings of a cannery for com, or condensed milk, or any similar establishment. " Lkt no guilty man escape." We cora mend this lnjunotion to the police of this village. Tbe remark is frequently made that these otlicials are not strictly impartial in making arrests for intoxication. Non residetits, it is averred, are arrested and " run iu," while baliitual resident drunka are either let alone or taken care of. Thera may be some ground for this complaint, Circumstances indicate that there is dis crimination against the stranger drunk Witbin our gates aud the resideut inebriate. A farmer from a neighboring town was ar rested ou Saturday for intoxication aud put in jail. That is all right as far as it goes Now let the police perform their duty tully and impartially. Ifthey tind a Montpelier busiuess man or farmer or merchant or la boring man or doctor or lawyerornewspa per man in tbe oondition, as to intoxication, which the law makes a publlc offense, they iniiBt do their duty in each and every case, Impartially and faithfully. That is one tbing for which they are hired and paid. That is an Important brancb of tbe enforce ment of the liquor law to which sutlieieut attention has not been paid, and it is a brat ch to which in tbe future public at tention will be directed. The law is uo respecter of p. rsons and its servants uiust beequally impartial. Details can be given if it beoomea necessary, but it is boped tbe uecessity will not arise. Scandalous re ports are made of bacchanal revelry at mid nigbt and iu the early morning hours a' tbe Ceutral passenger station. Are the police coguizant of this fact'.' A passenger by the early inorniiig express north says they are, or were, on one morning not long ago. Is the station agent OOgnizant of this old? Is there a nigbt watchinan at the station, and is it known whether or not he performi his duty? It is not safe or pleasant for travelers, partieularly WOmen and chihlren, to Bnd railway stations at nigbt in poagea, tien of drunken and disorderly per. 'iis. The ice has gone out of the streams, u.ivi gation is opening, the danger Bcasou is ap proachlug Let law, order and sohriety prevail. These tbingl, with safety to lifo ami property, are iu the keepiug of the po lice, partieularly during " the silent watches of the nigbt." Obitnary. Sumnkr. The DuneatUMN (Penn.J Beoord of March 11 says: "Ou the2(ith ult. AionSO Sumner of this pla.'e re.-eived a talegram that his son Iouue of Hardwick, Vt., could live but a few hours. He Immediately started for Hardwick, hoping he niight tind his son yet alive. Arriving al his destina tion on Saturday njgbt, February 27, he re I'eived the sad iiitelligence that his son had died the nlght before. Mr. Snniner theu made arrangemeuts to hring the remaiui to lluncaiiuon for interuient. On Tbursday morning be arrived here, and ou Friday services were conducted at the hou.e by Revs. Bergstresser aud Mi'Curdy, aud the remaius were laid iu tbe Lullieran ceine- teiy. onne Bamner was boru iu Dunoan. uou May .1, 1H07. A few years ago be left this place for his father's 'old bODM Iu Ver mont, where he had since lived. He was tbe plOkUM of health and was siok but two weeks. The imuiediate cause of hisdeatli was intlainmatiou of the bowels. During his illness he was tenderly and faithfully cared for by the family with whom he waa staylng. His last words were: ' 1 au not afraid to die.' His parents and fricuiU bave our syinpatby iu this sad alllictiou." Dh. W. Skward Wkiiii of Shelhurne, Son. John Bell of llelleville, Ont., Hon. Robert Coit of New Loiidon, Oonn , atnl Hon. F. Stewart Stranahau of St. Albans have been added to the board of directors of the Ceutral Vermont Railroad Coinp my. Thb duties collected at the port of St Al bans during Mareh amouuted tO 933,303.13, aud the value of imported goodB was $137,. 000. Tbere were 302 horses antl 2..W0 toua of bay amoug tbese dutiable articlea.