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VERMONT WATCHMAN & &TATE JOUHNAL, WEDNESDAY, APRIL (J, 1802.
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H ild tbl in tbMM iiiKlaiKi'H wlirrr lluTt' wcrn two or mOTf CBMM nuainKt 1 ri'spiinilmit mii'li fart WOUld B01 pri'Vt'M B liial bstBg liacl in WMHj tliat the aooket would be lakrii ihrnunli with tln- prcsciit jtiroi'H, anil tlii'n a imw pani'l wouid be culled to try tba dupllotte cMea, ThO BllM OMM UUII OOtfa li dllpOMd uf, tbe oourt said, Thereupon plM of gullty hs made in both i'rhhb. Btate v. Gharlei Wade is nowon trial. It is u proaeeutloD for keeplng a hoiisa of ill fatne in Hrrlin. From Town Correspondents. riarre. Barl Eelth is ill with tonsllitis. Mrs. K. A. Pliodle was at her fathor's bome in Fayston last week. Frank l'laice, OOOdBOtOI on tlin Harre hrancli, vlsitml his home in Whltetielil last Sunilay. KailitiKS have bMB ererted arouud the cellar opmiinijs in front uf OotdoB'l anil MilM bloeks. A United .States n-rruitinR-Htation has beeD eslahlisheil at tho Avenue house until about May 1. The strert-sprinklor got in its flrst wnrk last Monday aftnrnoon in npite of the frstthot of the day ixifore. Kev. Wi J. Ilarrin is to OOUdttOt MrvtOM phcIi day of Holy Wcek, IwKinniiiK April 11, at tlie Good Slieplnrd MlBBlOB rooins. Mrs. J. W. Maliony left lat week for BidfaHt, Maine, to care for her Hister, Mrs. F. H. Wbitmore, who is danueronHly ill. F. W. Stanyan lant Monday accompanied liiH uiothrr, who haa heen ipeodftlg a fort niglit in town, hai k to her home in Wood.s villci, N. II. The democratio and repuhlican cluhg each erected a tranaparenoy iaat week, the for mer in front of Oordon'i block and the lat ter on Jackman'H. Warren Nye wa down last Monday on Officlftl buslneflii and Htated thftt he hoiled sap encmch in aeven hotirH on Satnrday to make 107 pOBBdl of siiKar. M. C. Harllhy'l new dam at East Barre was carried away bv tlie frenhet Satnnlay niiit. Mr. Hurliby was bnrned out last fall and is just ready to bnild again. J. W. Bamiay, editor of the Granitc City Leadtr, whoiame to town with Mr. P. 0. Do.ijje and siarted that paper, has pur cbased the lnterest of Mr. Dodge and will in the future oOBdtlOt the paper alone. School diBtriCt No. H lield its meetlng last week Tnesday evening, and elected tbe following ofHoen: Clerk, W. A.l'erry; trcasnrer, I'erley Chandler; prudential committee, Olark Holden ; amlitors, J. M. Perry, W. E. Barney and C. L. Currier. Tlie concert given hy the Barre orehestra Satnrday night, for the bennfit of the library, was not so well BtteBded as it deserved to be, bnt those present enjoyed a treat. The onhestra was assisted hy Mrs. ,1. Dunlai) Sinilli and Grace Page, readers; Mrs. B. W. Braley, Heleu StalTord, George Inglis and W, D, Kidder, ijuartet and soloists. Giles B. Dnrkee was throwu fronj hil de livery wagon, last Satnrday eveuiug, while turnfng a oorner in the north end of the villaiie. He hroke three rihs, cracked a shonlder-hlade and injnred himself in ternally. He was pieked up insensihle and takeu to his home, where llrs. Paoker and Camp atteuded him. He is reported to he improving, although he suffeied greatly from pleurisy on Sunday. Depnties Jones and Camp raided the preuiises of an Italian named Bianehi, on Granite street, last Friday, and got a half barre and some hottles of heer aud a hottle of whiskey. While Camp was raiding the eellar Bianehi and his wife were " raiding " Jones np-stairs, and hnt for the tiiuely ar rival of Camp would have droppod him down the dmnp. Jones also got fifteen gal loni from tlie express oftice ahove the .' terpHse oftice dnring the afternoon. The village presented a watery spectacle on Snnday afteinoon, and some of the roads near Twlngvillf are liadly gullled hy Dun ner's hrook, whiob set hack from Smith, WhitOOmb & Cooke's mill-pond and over flowed the surrounding territory. The river roaeao that hy six o'cloek it had gotten tBtO uearly every c'ellar on the soutli side of Main street. Barher Miers moved his ef fects out of a foot of water, Phelps Ilroth ers had two pumps running, and nearly every oue moved valnables to higher ground. The water tame within ahout eight inches of the height it attained last Ftiliruary. It sank three feet Sunday night, aud rose only a few iuches on Monday. West Berlin. Mrs. Cynthia Chase gave a sugar party last Thursday. Mrs. Sarah L. Craiu is quite feehle. z C. A. Stickney lost his horse last week Thursday. Elmer Dewey was to start this (W'ednesday) morn ing for Santa Cruz, Cal. Kev. W. B. Worthing il husy these days as one of the lislers. I Miss Nellie Dewey sang alto in Bethany ciioir last Sunday. Mr Jolin Oobum has hought an organ for his daugbter Llllie, i i wilbur ijmwn put in bu new bOODQ and oomBlOBOed to lloat logs Mareh 111. z. Mr. Gardner P. Ilow ell was called to East Kiugston, N. H., last Saiurday morning, hy the illness of his brother, George Kowell, who died on Mon day. Mrs. L. A. Styles, our effloieat poatmlltress, .receutly reeeived an elegant gold watoh as a present from her mother. Some aneak-thief liroke into the sugar-house of I). K. t:elley, last Friday niglit, and stole a iuatitity of sugar. Braintree. The high wati;r of Satnrday night and Sunday niade bad work with the roads. H. M. lilaiichard has bagttB sawing his pile of logs. It promises to he a long juh. Sngaring is rather llow this year, and un less tbere is a obaBge for the hutter the Daaka will he Hirall. il. A. Clough has just reeeived from Cauada seveii thorough-lned Sbropiblre sheep (yearlings). It did not take his cour age a lut wheii he lost one, last winter, that ooat him $70. This lot cost him 'M eacli, laiside expenses of freight, etc. Saturday morning, April 2, there was Roaroeiy a spot of hare ground to he seen. Ttati (Monday) morning there is but little snow on the gioutid. Kred Williams is to work the coming year for A. K. Melntire in the hlacksmith ihop, Harry Cole was uiider the doctor's care last week. Ira Dutiham, who has carried on Hea. Maun's farm the past year, is to move to Sarat(jga, N. Y , with liis family. Brookfield. The phonograph exhihition at the post oflice, Monday evening of last ,week, was Well patroui.ed. A. B. Styles & Son have taken the farm receutly owned hy C. B. Fisk, in the south part of the town. The I.adies' Aid Society will serve new inaple sugar at tlieir rooms on Tburtday eVaniBg of this week. Mrs. Cassius Bpiller died of consumption last Sunday moruing. The funeral serviees were at her late residence on Tuesday af ternoon, George Wardner and Miss Mattle Hay warii of East Roxbury were married hy Kev. 0. H. Morseat the parsunageon Thurs day of last week. There were about eighty in attendanee at the sugar festlval given hy the llellef Corps last Satnrday evening. The avalls are to be used for the Sohliers' Home. Kev. ('. H. Morsc is preaching a series of biographloal sennons QpoB the "liingsof Israel. ' That of last Sunilay was the tfilrd In the course, tlie suhjec.t heing "Soloiuon." Cabot. The outlook Is not good for a large sugar crop. A duughter was reoently boffl to Mr. and Mrs. LBWfOBOt Shaw. The Sociahle Society met at Mrs. II. S. Dow'a, Lowsr Oabot, iast Friday evening, and was oue of the pleasantest of the sea son. TheKnworth l.eague held a soclal at Kev. J. O. Suerburiie's the same evening. At the nnnual school-ineeting (). It. Col" llBB was elected prudeutiiil 0OBSBttte6 M 1). Wells clerk and treasurer, and S. C. Voodry oolleotor A tax of twesty oenta on the dollar of the grand list was voted for tohool purposes. There will be a qnntation contest bet ween the BMBlbeH of the Christian Kndeavor and Epworth League soeietles, fol lowell hy refreshmeiits. at the OoBgragatiOBBl veslry on Friday evening, April 33, Shakespeare and Iiongfellow are the two poets selci ted. A. M. Foster has reeeived an order for ninre than half a ton of inaple sugar from parlies in Oakland, Callfornia. Charlie Haines was home from Waterbury over Sunday. Miss Lilliafl Wells has returneil from Barre. J. B. Knlght is in BottOB and vicinity for a week or more. Chelsea. Miss Ella K. Herrick, now of Wellesley College, spent last week in town. Carrol, the fotir-year-old son of Pbllip J. Little, broke his leg, while slidlng, receutly. George C. Eaton has reuted the G. W. Kyder farm in Corinth, and has moved there. County Examiner Morris met eleven ean didates at his teachers' examinatiou here last week. Orin P. Hacon haB bonght of G. L. Stow for S.'ViO what is known as the Waterson lot, lyiug on the west side of the old Washing ton road. The ladies of the Ten Pin Club held a very successful " mum sociahle" at the hotel hall on Weduesday evening of last week. Tlie proceeds are to go for the erec tion of a horse drinking-fountain in the village. The organization of the Orange County Creamery Company was oompleted on Wednesday of last week hy the cboiae of W. II. Emery, William Kobbins, W. H. 11. Hall, E. N. Bacon and Willis Scales M dl rectOrB, A loeation for the creamery has not been ileflnitely uhosen. Kather more than the usual amount of spring moving is taking place. William Ashlev moves into the house lately vacated by A. Q. Underhill. Frank H. Tracy has moved into his own house, and his father will live with him; Mrs. G. W. OobO.ro, who has been liviug there, has returneil to her farm. J. M. Sanford has taken the Sleeper house next to the scbool-house, anil Edgar Grosvenor, its last occupant, has gone to the hotel, where he is to work. Joe Abhott is in I ra Thompson's new tene ment on the Back Bay, aud Amos B. Wright succeeds him in the Urew house. Kev. John Girdner Hale, of the old-time Chelsea family of that nauie, died at Ked lands, Cal., March 33, He was born in Chelsea on Septeinber 12, 1K.24, graduated at the Onlrerslty of Vermont in 1S4."i and at Andover Theological Seminary, was or dained for home missionary service in the Congregational obnroh here on September 39. 1S.VJ, and was for several years a home miBSiooary in Califoruia. Keturniug to Vermont, he was pastor successively at Lyndon, East Poultney, Chester and Stowe. Some ten years since he returneil to Cali foruia, and was for some time engaged in building up an acadeiny at the place where he just died. Calais. C. A. Kent shipped a valuable gelding, sired by " Auctioneer," to a party in Mas sachusetts last Monday. Price 8175. Kast Calais. Kev. n. Hatnmouil of Woodsville. N. H.. will preach for the Congregationalists next Sunilay at one o'cloek p. K, Miss Silvia Bliss was accompanist at, the rehearsal at Montpelier last week. Sbe did very acceptable work. C. J. Ainsworth of Gardner, Mass., is vis lting his parents. L. L. l'revost lias moved into the rooms over the store of White & Pierce. luez Pearce is tak ing her usual April vacation. Mrs. C. R. Dwiuell is in Boston for a couple of weeks. Miss Xancy Ainsworth of Cabot has come to live with her niece, Miss Nancy I'arker, for the present. Mrs. Kalph Lyford of Lowell, Mass., is spending the spriug at her old home. North Calais. The regular meetings of Stowe Post and Relief Corps will hereafter be held iu the evening iustead of the afternoon. West Concord. This season has not been a successful one, tbUB far, for sugar-inakers. K. P. Kidder & Son have sold their gro cery to Frank Currier, and their hardware store to Mr. Ilutchiuson. Last week Wednesday evening the St. Johusbury quartette gave a rine concert at tbe Universalist church. The selections were well rendered. Professor H. II. May, baritone, and Elwln Owens, tenor, are Con cord boya and have wou professional dis tlBOtiOB at St. Johnsbury. J. H. Walbridge ,is engaged in sheep raising. From his tiock of thirty-eight ewes, last Friday, during about twenty-two hours, six pairs of twins aud two single lamhs appeared, and tbe next day Bdaed live more to the number. All are alive and well at this writing. Kast Montpelier. Kev. Mr. Nickerson of Barre will supnly tbe putpit at the Briob church next Sunday afternoon at two o'cloek. Groton. A. M. Heath has taken J. E. Vance as pattner iu the meat and fruit market. The new lirm will tMilarge the builn&ll, The luinbermeu have disposed of several yokes of oxeu during the past few days. The Darliugs have several yokes awaiting buyers. The IUH and wind of Sunilay caused a rise iu the river. T. B. Hall's boom aud a lot of logs were swept out. Hall, Cochran Flint have sold the tan nery plant to Manley (Mark and Carlyle Kenfrew, the last-uamed geutlemen to take possession in October. Arthnr Hood has the sympathy of this peoplo iu the death of his wife, whose fu neral was atteuded at the Methudist church on Monday of last week. The home is thus hroken up tlie son goiug to live with Kobert Jouos, thedaughter with Levi Hood, aud the babe, ouly a few mouths old, with A. Morrisou. Mrs. Susan Whitehill has moved into the Blim house. Etta Clark is home from Barre for a week. Mrs. Orsou Kiuker is at Woodsville with her sou William for a few weeks. .losiah Keeuan aud wife returneil from the West last Saturday. Cyrus Eastmau is out agaiu, after a three weeks' continemeut with canker-rash. Shady RUI. Mrs. A. .1. Stoue is very low with cen sumption. - I'oor health has coniiued Mrs. W. O. Cumiuings to the house for the past flve months. At last accounts she was slowly improving. George S. Law rence is failiug. PutMtntvlllBi The funeral of Mrs. Jacob Putnam was held at her late resiileuce on the .'U)lh ult. Mrs. l'utuaui had beeua great sulTerer from a cancer aud will be great ly missed. The family have the sympathy of a large circlo of friends and neighbors. Moretown. The remains of Mr. Sullivan, an old gen- t.leman who resided with his son In Warren, were hrought here last week for Interment. Claude Gritllth, at work in Trlpp, Tenant ( lo.'l claiboard-mill, Oflt olT a linger. John W. Tyler and family are to move Into the Tripp house, receutly vacated by B, (i. Atkins. - Warren Trlpp anil Jbibbb Tenant, from New HampBhlre, weri In town, last week, looking after their Iiim lier interests. George A. Thotnpsoti from Montpelier was in town last week. Marshfield. Ilctiry Averill sawed his thntnb on a cir cular saw oue day last week. Miss Mitinie B, DftVifl is spenditig two weeks with her mother, Mrs. N. Koblnsoti. Slie retums to Bradford, the Ifltbi to begin her vear's etigagemeiit as tBBobf in the pri mary ilepartinent of the village lohool. Mrs. 1) I'. Spenceris siiending a few days in town, hut returns to Massachusetts to live during the year, l'erlcy l'ike of Oabol is wotking for Wyman Lamherton. George Wheeler has purobMedtbt livery of W. Vj. Lamhevton and is to move his (atnlly to the house now OOCUpled hy G. A. Ilemis. z C. II. RoblUBOD is on the road this week for D.ivis. - George YV. Knglish and family expect to move to West QrotOB, next Monday, to run the boarding house for Darling. Northfield. II. S. Gliddeti Is to carry on E. K. Jones' farm this year. J. C. Kice fell and dislocated one shouU der last week. It was promptly set, and he is uow ahle to be out. The Moses Lane place on Main street has been sold to F. W. DflttOB for ff'J.IKK) He has rented his present residence to Cross Krotbers, who have meved in. The republicans will bold a OBBOtU on Saturday, at haU-past two, in Village hall, to choose delegates to the state and district OOBVBBtlOBB at Montpelier next week. The moBtbly Sunday evening tein)erance meeting was hehlat the 1'niversalist church last Sunday. The principal speaker was ProfeSBOr Charles Dole and there were ex ercises by the juveniles. C. M. Davis has bought the Cochran place at the Center, and it is to be occupied by Ai Smith. Mr. Woodward has moved into the Clark house aud Clark moves to Mont pelier, where he is employed in Adams' livery stable. The Good Templars are to celehrate the nineteenth anniversary of tlie institution of the lodge on Friday of this week, each memher to invite a guest to be present. There will be literary exercises, with re fresbments, the latter cousistiug of new sugar with " tlxins." Mrs. Herbert Kico has gone to East Su perior, Wis., where her hushand is. : Mrs. Marcia Kichardson of Clinton, Iowa, is visitiug her cousin, Mrs. Lucia Paine. Jacob Flanders and wife have re turned from New Salem, N. H., where they have spent the winter. IJr. F. K. ltelknap, who has spent the winter in Ger many and England in medical Btudy. ar rived here Monday morning. Mrs. QtlohrlBt left Monday on a spring market trlp to Boston and New York, iutending to be gone a week. Flynn Austin re turneil Monday to Beattie, Maine. BSdaOB Willey has moved to afartuiu Brain tree. Orange. But little sugar has been made. In many places trees have not been tapped. The othcers elected at the annual school meeting were: Clerk, Gilman Jackson; treasurer, I. C. Noyoe; committee, Orville uurtis; coitector, KoDert uarr. Orville Curtis has been very ill with con gestion of tbe liver and inrlamination. He is gainiug. J. L. Lord went to New bury, last week, to saw for Silsby & Knigbt. Oliver Forend, who has been sick all winter with rlieumatic fever, is still very feeble. A. K. Nelson's family are nearly all 111. Much sickness prevails. Pittsfield. Sngaring is in full blast. l'hineas Amaron and his family have moved on to their farm. Seth Warren died Monday, Marh 38. Funeral services were couducted by Kev. C. Oingman. Plainfield. A teachers' exajnination will be held at the village school-house on Friday and Sat urday, April 15 and lti. Nearly niuety couples attnnded the prome nade at Hotel hall, last Friday night, and as many as tlfty couples reiuained for the dance. Just before eight o'cloek, last Thursday morning, a lire alarm was vigorously given by church bell and steam whistle, whose start ling appeals awakened a ready re spouse from the village people, who lost no time in pressing to the scene of danger, wliich proved to be the depot. The lire, bowever, was soon extinguished hy the ad vance guard of tbe " pail lirigade " before tlie arrival of the " reserve force," which Inoluded ladies, ministers, doctors and the " store court," wliich respeutfully adjourned for the occasion. George Benjamin is the happy recipient of congratulatious. It is a boy. Willie Whileher is iu Calais working for Freeman Gray tbrougb the sugar season. Mrs. C. P. Kellogg is slowly recoveriug from a long and severe sickness. George Leavitt has moved from High street to the Lupieu house. West Randolph. Miss Florence Brooks is home from Wellesley College. Hon, James Hutchinson has returneil from Washington, I). C. J. G. Mann has established a millinery ilepartinent in his store. George Barnes was quite badly hurt, last week, hy a frightened horse. J. C. Church was on tbe sick-list last week, but is able to be about again. Rev. Seward RobBOB entered upon his dutiesas pastor of the Baptist church April 1. E. P, Flint had quite a severe shuck of paralysis on March 30, but is now improving. Hon. W. H. DuHois aud wife returneil last week from a visitiug trip to Jersey city. George W. BoOtt is home from Baltimore, Maryland, where he has been at work as a medical student. E. G. Burridge started last Saturday morning for Somerville, Mass., where he has sei ured a position iu a drug-storo. Beu Chase and Miss Iona Kvder were married, Wednesday evening, at the home of the bride, Kev. G. W. Morrow otliciating. B. B. Chase, one of tbe oldest citi.eus of this place, died at his home, March 30, after a short illness. The funeral was held Fri day afternoon. Stowe. Mr. Tabor of New York City, well known here, died last week. There will be a sugar sociahle at the ves try of the Congregational church this (Wednesday) eveuing. Mrs. John Straw died suddenly, of heart tronble, last week Wednesday. Funeral services were held on Sunday at Uuity church. Mrs. V. L. Blodgett is visiting friends in Montpelier. K. T. Mower is in town. Tunbridge. G. F. Morris, county examiner, held a teachers' examinatiou here on Wednesday aud Thursday of last week. At the school meeting in distriet No. 1, March 30, it was voted that the district have thirty-six weeks of school this year. It was also voted to purchase a globe and a set of eucyclopedias. Will Noyeg was called to this town from i'ithole, i'enn., by the sickness of his father, Dauiel Noyes. Ed Wood of Lowell, Mass., is visitiug at Mr. Hutchiiison's. Anne Howe went to Lawrence, Mass., last Saturday. 1 Mrs. Lewman Noyes of Randolph was iu town last week. Beujamln Tuckerwas ln Proridence, R. I., last week. Vershire. The dwelllng-house of Frauk E. Titus, situated uear Strafford town llne, was bnrned last Friday, with most of its con tents. Mrs. I). H. Rowell has been taken to tho insane asylum at Brattleboro. Mrs. Floren Darling is Rtopping with her mother, Mrs. Spears, in tbeahsence of her husband. Khler K. K. Anhrey is at. Gaysville, assistlng Khler Bout well in meet ings tbere. Waitsfield. Tho lamber company is framlng and put ling up tbe second story of the mill. BOBM people are of the flrm helief that sugarlng is nearly at an end. If lOsfa Is the case, but little sugar will he made. Tbe dance at the Waitsfield house last WedneBdkf evening was not well alletiiled, owlng to the almost Impassable traveling. About t wenty llve couplns were present and a pleasant time BBjoyad, Miss Ida V. Fishcr sturteil on Monday morning for OoBBMtlOttti where slie is to attend a shorthand school, after which sbe is to have tt position as stenographer with George II. Hushnell of Thompsonville At, tbe last quarterly conference of the Methodist church the stewartls unanlmously requesteil the return of tho pastor for the fifth year. The relation between pastor and people for the past four years has been of a most pleasant nature. Waterbury. Both nugar partles were well attended last week, each church selling a score or more dollars' worth of adiuission tickets. The attonilance at the Methodist church, last Sunday evening, was larger than at any other similar meeting since January came. PnbliO school teaohers seem to be more than usually plenty this terra. There were eight npplic.it for the school at Duxbury Corners. The pnblic schools oponed on Monday morning with the same corps of teachers, and about tbe usual number of scholars in attendanee. Korrest Pickett says he would like to know where he acqnired the title of " Dr." given him by the reporter of the Free I'n.ix, aud also what he is " doctor of." There was a meeting of tbe members of the Waterbury Cetnetery Associatioa, Tues day evening, for tbe purpose of electing ollicers aud doing other otlictal business. On the complaint of Harrv Warden. Charles Badger was arrested on Saturday by Otlicer Keene, charged with obtaiuing money under false pretenses. He settled the matter by paying 0. 10. The highway in front of August Boeker's became imiiassable througb the clogging of the sltiice-ways, and Selectman Gupt.il and Surveyor Graves spent the afternoon with a gang of meu in repairing the breacb. There will he a " kirmiss " social at the Congregational church, next Friday even ing, under the auspices of the Voung Peo ple's Society of Chrimian Endeavor. Ice cream, cake, etc, will be served in the ves try of the church. Tb6 adiuission will be free. All are cordially luTited to attend. The musicale given for the benetit of the inmates of the asylum, last Friday evening, was an enjoyahle affair. The progratume con sisted of solos by Mrs. Leouard Graves and Mr. Frank Lyon, aud a violiu solo by Miss Kate Washburn. Other selections were rendered by members of the old Waterbury orehestra and band, The assignee in the case of the estate of J. C. Griggs has declared another dividend of twenty-live per cent, this making one hun dred per ceut iii all. Witb every creditor paid iu full, and a prosperous business again under headway, Mr. Griggs has a right to feel happy, and he well deserves the con gratulatious showered upou him from all sides. It is time, with spring so far advanced, for people who have allowed their coal asbes to accumulate in large heaps in the gutters or roadside, to remove them. There are some of these ash-heaps on the most fre- queutly traveled streets of the village, and itis certainly not only the duty, but obliga- tion, of people who have plac.ed them tbere to remove them. W arnings are posted for a caucus next Monday, at four o'cloek p. M., for tbe pur pose of electing four delegates each to the state and to the second congressional dis trict oonvenuona at Montpelier, Wednes day, April 18. These conveutions are to be held for the purpose of electing delegates to tbe republicaii uatioual conveutiou, at Min neapolis, Juue 7. Monday was the liveliest market day of the season. Kutter-buyers report quite a large increase in the number of packages bought, with butter at only twenty cents. Some maple ayrup was hrought iu, but very little sugar. The merchants feel quite a failiug oit in trade, due largely to the pre vailing low prices of farm products and an almost nnprecedentedly poor sugar season . Overseer Clark intends to soon coamience a tnuob-needed job of repairing the poor house. The repairs will iuclude reclap boarding and painting the outslde aud an entlre remoileliug of the inside. The old chimney will be taken out, the plan of the rooms will he chaugeil soastogive more apartments, and at the same time greater couvenienee, and a new and improred method of heating will be introduced. The emphatic vote by which Mr. Clark was elected to his present position shows how fully the town trusts to his judgment iu such matters. The annual meeting of the Congrega tional church was held Thursday evening, March 31. Tlie elections were asfnllows: Clerk, C. N. Arms; treasurer, J. C. Griggs; collector, F. L. Knlght; prudential com mittee, George Frary, F. L. Knight and J. C. Griggs; mualc cominittee, George Frary and Mrs. 8. H. Wheeler. From the repnrt of the treasurer, Mr. Griggs, it appears that the current expenses last year auiounteil to 91,3SH,ai, amt that amount was all paid, with a small balance on hand. The meeting was adjourned till next Tuesday evening, April 13, when it is desired that every mem her of the church over twenty-one years be preseut aud vote to see whether the church shall be iucorporated or not. If it is voted to incorporate, then all the necessary olli cers will be elected. Miss Katriua Landt was at home from college over Sunday. John Catneron has beeu visitiug his brother in West Glover the past, week ; Miss l'.rtnina t ulver of St. Alhans is visiting in town. z Miss Carrie Wells is at home for a two wei ks' vacation from her BQUool in Northfield, Mass. Miss Kate Waabburn has re turneil from the South, where she has beeu teaohlng the violiu the past winter Master George Kandall gave a sugar party to about tifty of his young friends, last Fri day evening, and a genuine good time was enjoyed by all. 1 Mrs. Howland of l.is bou, N. 11., spent the Sabbatb iu town. Frank W. Elliot leaves this week for a busineu ootuma in Kastman Oollege, I'oughkeepsie, N. '. Those interested in such matters will be glad to know that, the overseer has retaineil Arthur Demeritt anil wife at tbe town farm the coiuing year. Hubert E. Smith of Braintree has engaged as clerk with Wyman ' Wallace. Mr. Smith comes well recoiuiueuded and slionld receive a welcotue in Waterbury society. Miss Lydia S. Woodward of- ficiated as inistress of tbe Klliot manse dur ing tbe abseuce of Rev. Mr. Elliot aud wife to atteud the fuueral of Mrs. Klliot's father. - Miss Hattie Thomsou has moved into au up-stairs tenemeut of the T. B. Crossett house. Waterbury Center. Professor Dale returneil from Lewiston, Maine, last Saturday. The students at the Seminary had a sugar party and bean-hunt at the Lodge last Friday even ing. Mrs. O. W. Stearns went to Plattsburgh, N. V., on Saturday. Miss Lizzie Towusetid of Barre visited frleuals here last week. llotner De meritt of Plattsburgh spent last week with his grandmotlier, Mrs. O. W. Stearns. Mrs. Ditnick is visitiug iu Warren. The snow makers are husy Wliidhain. is fast disappearing une to Deerlield, N. H 1). llarris, who is quite sick Sugar F. H. Harris has to visit his brother I II UONTINUIU OH 1IU1ITU VAOS.) BARNARD, SUMNER & PUTNAM CO. FINE DRESS GOODS. The balance of our sprinjr importation of fine I )rcss Goods and Novelttes is at hand and ready for inspection. We are conlKlc.nt that tliey will meet witli tliesamti unhoundcd succcss as OUf carlicr s(;lcctions. Amonj; the later novolties are the " La Gloria Crepes " held hy U8 exclusively and shown in the shades of tan, sajre, Krreys, etc. Have you seen the stylish ' Crocodile Crepons" in all the popular shades for spring? These goods are in great favor from the fact that. they possess dull, lusterless tintinjrs, fine textures and are liffht in wetght. Redferns are not to be slighted, because they comprise some of the most beautiful effects in all the realm of fine Dress Fabrics. They are certainly one of the season's delights, both as regards style, weaving and texture. Can be seen in exqui site tricoloretl shadings and Jacquard effects. " Our Hedford Cord," which we have always warranted not to slip or slide in seams, still holds its own with its newer competitors. For perfection in finish, weaving antl shading it has no equal. The Cotele Cord is a very richdooking fabric, and is specially desirable for tailor-made gowns. You are not limited as to shades, having the most complete assortment erer shown in any dress material. Cote De Cheval, in striped mixtures of same color, are very stylish and desirable. Just the fabric for street wear. They produce rich shaded effects in beige, tan, sage, brovvn, reseda, grey, etc. Sublimes, in a variety of shades for evening and street wear. These goods are silk and wool, a trille heavier than the Indias, with a superb luster and finish. They meet the demand for a rich, inexpensive summer dress. We would mendon that we havea complete line of French and German Broadcloths in Spring weight, now so generally used for tailor-made gowns. The line of fine Camel's Hair still remains unbroken. This fabric is used extensively for mountain and beach wear. MEDIUM-PRICED DRESS GOODS. Twenty-five pieces of regular 75-cent Camel's Hair so re tailed here and elsewhere will be at your disposal for 58 cents. The Bedford Cords which we show you at 75 cents are considered good value by other people at $1.00. Cable Cords, 44 inches wide, in the new shades of tan, brown, grey, reseda and sage. This material makes an ex tremely stylish gown and will not be found later in the season. At 50 cents we shall show an extra-grade India Twill in all of this season's colors and shades. These goods are of the standard width and are perfect in every way. A real genuine all-wool Cheviot at 45 cents in the various mixtures, would be considered a bargain at 62 1-2 cents. Chevron Serges are selling quickly at 37 1-2 cents, and are shown in navys, reds, browns, tans and greys. Knickerbocker Suitings, in plaids and fine checks, at 37 1-2 cents. They are very neat and pretty, and have the same effect as the more expensive fabrics. At 25 cents we have 36-inch plaids, in all the new com binations, which would be considered extra value at 37 1-2 cents. SPECIAL FOR MONDAY. 150 pieces of the best 12 1-2 cent Gingham will be placed on our counters at the nominal price of eight cents. The greatest bargain in low-priced Cotton Fabrics ever offered in Worcester. Tigis are with us in abundance of lloral and vine effects, and will be used extensively for cool midsummer dresses. General additions of merchandise have been made in every department to meet the season's increased demand. We have a department thoroughly organ ized to attend to all letters of inquiry, or for samples or the filling of orders. We guarantee to please you. BARNARD, SUMNER $ PUTjNAM CO., Worcester, Mass. COINC OUT OF THE CARPET BUSINESS! Every yai d of Carpet, Oil CJoth and Rugs must be sold if prices will do it. It isn't a question now of prices, but a ipiestion of olosing init the balanoe of our stook in short order, before the expiration of our lcnse, and we are ready to nmke any finanoial sacrifioe to accomplish this purpose. May 1st we expect to oc cupy the store in Bruoe's block 011 Main street, nex the WATCH man office, and these goods MUST belolosed out before that time. Come in and see that we mean business. BERNARD CREEIMWOOD, Opposite Post Office, .... Montpelier, Vt. NOTICE! An advauee has heen made in the rates uf eertain olasses of property, and an advanoe will he made, by all oompanies, (n all kimls of property within the next ten days, and parties wishing to take advantage of the present low rate Bhould notify us at once. A. C. BROWN &. SON, Corner Main and State Streets,! Granite Block, Montpelier, Vt. ! Barre. Vt. Highest of all in Leavening Power. U. S. Gov't Report, Aug. 17, 1889 Roy&l Powder ABSOLUTELY PURE