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THE VERMONT WATCHMAN SIH'PLEMENT.
rannltlg thS dorriok and steam drllls. Froni some unknnwn oausetho boilor burst, blow Ing Desmond in seotlons all over the adjoin ing flnlil. The ndjoining powdor house was shattered Into spllnters, bnt, although there was oonsiderahle quantlty of powder atnl dyniiinlto ln the house, uf it explodod. llenderson and Davis, who were In tlie en glno house witli Desmond, received sovore Injurios and several other worknien whn were in tho immediato vloinlty woresllghtly injured. Dosmond has u wife and two young chlldren llving in Barre. He was about tliirty-live years old, and was liilily rosnocted. Tho explodod boilor was a see-ond-haiid one, purchased a few montlis ago froni the Lincoln iron works of Kntland. It is stated that it has once been coudomned. Houdersoti waH taken to the Mary Fletcher hospit.al, Burlington, In the ovening. nomnfttlc. Princrton studonts liave voted to abollsh rushes, Mr. Clrvrlanii is again in Now York, in oonsultation with deiuocratic leaders. Thk Peck ease, in the Albany polioo oourt, has been again postponed, this time to October 20. Ministkr Lincoln liaH sailed froni Lon don for tlio Unlted States. He will make a brlef vlslt here. Thk eighteonth trlennlal exhibition of tlie Massachusotts Meehanio Association hegan in Boston last week Wednesday. A DF.ATii from cholera is ranorted from Jacksoii, Mloh., and two doaths and two cases aro annonnced from Ironton, N. Y. Thk trial of I). B. Monroe, the leader of tlie Tennessee miuers in tlie recent robel liou, charged witli innrder and rioting, has ended. Tlie jury was unable to agree, and was disohargod. Statk Comptroli.rr CamI'Iiki.l has sent aletter to Govornor Flowor stating that,with the oloso of the flscal year (September 30), for the first time in over half acentury, the state of New York is practically free from debt. Ex-Statk-Sknator A. 1. Morsr, presi dent of the Cambridgeport, Mass., NatioDal Bank, and one of tbe wealthiegt and most infliiatitial oltlsem of the city, has been sued for breach of promise to marry by Anna D. Van Honton. V. W. Windlr made a mile at Hampton park, Springtield, Mass., Friday, witli a Mying start in 2:02 3-5, beating the world's record previon.sly held by him in 2:04 4-fl and Nancy Hanks' best record of 2:04. Tho trial was made in a Htrong wiud. A rrportrk of the Springtield ' nton bought an interchangeable mileuge tickot, recently, and tested tlie new law. He dis covered that it did not work well. He was put off the train once, and after that. the cond uctorfl were latlsned with taking his name and address. Whii.k Mrs. Paran Stevens was in Low ell, Mass., on account of the death of her mother, the entire contents of her stable at Newport, R. I., were attached for a debt of $600 to her arooen. The property wa re leascd on Thursday, a bond having been given. A lawsuit will follow. Thr Unitariau conference at Milwaukee, Wla., on WedueHday, adopted rusolutionH in favor of opening the World's Fair on Sunday. The reHolutionn declare that Snn day cloHing wonld defcat the higheHt pur poses of tlie exposition the pleasnre and education of laboring men and women. The Hteamer Hohemia, the last of the cholera ships at New York, was allowed to proceed to the Hoboken dock Snnday after noou The ateerage paRsengers were trans ferred to Ellis Island. One hnndred forty six from the Hteamer 1'olaria were also transferred to the island from ciiarantiue. In accordance with a vote taken at the last meetlng of the ('lothing Contractors' Association of Boston, nearly every lnem ber of that body has declared a lockout against their employes, beginning from Saturday afteruoon. The contractors give as a reason for this action tliut. the Garment Workers' nnions of Boston liave been un jiist and arbitrary, and have made it iinpos sible for a man to conduct businesn with a fair proiit. Thk trial of tho miners atCoeur d'Alene City, Idaho, on charges of (tonsplracy, has resulted in the conviction of four of the defendants and the acquittal of ten. Those OonViOted were George A. Pettibone, John Murphy, M. L. Deviue and G. Sinclair. Sentence was passed as follows: 1'ettibone, two years in the.penitentiary ; Devine and' Sinctair, eighteen montlis eaohj Murphy lifteen mouths. Pending an apjieal, the men were released on $4,1100 bonds each. Thk meeting of the Americau Board of Commissiouers for Foreign Missions, at Chicago, closed on Friday. Dr. Storrs ac cepted the presidency, after the following resolution had been unaniinously aiiopted: " That the board reatlirniH the rules of ad ministration laid down by it at OOI atiuua! meetings in New York and Minneapolis, and expects tliem to be applied in aspirit of liberality and of faitlifulness, an expressed by the president in his atinual Ietter of ac ceptance to candidales for missionary up pointinents." TbomAI Chask, LL.D., one of tbe revis ers of the translation of tbe New Testament, and a leading Groek scholar of the country, ilied at his liome in 1'rovidence, It. I., last week. He was born in AVorcester, Mass., in 1827, and gradimted with distiuc tion from Harvard in 1K4M. In lH'i'i he be came professor of pliilology and classical literature at Haverford (lolloge, l'ennsylva nia, and iu lKT.'i was cbosen president of that institution, resigning in 1886 on account of failing health. He was appointed a uieui berofthe New Testament coinpany of the Auierican committee for the revision of the translation of the Bible. A bfkcial from Haily, Idaho, says that Judge Stockslager ol the fourth district oonrt has declared the Idaho test oath law uucoiistitutional. The case was brought by a Mormon whom a register in Cassia county had refused to register because he declined to subscribe to the test oath. The Idaho constitution provides that no person belong ing to an organi.ation that teaches or en iourages polygamy shall exercise franchise. Uuder tlils clause the legislature at its tirst session provided a test oath, one fuature of which is that the elector mustswear that he has uot since January 1, 1HK8, belonged to an organi.ation which teaches and en courages polygamy. Judge Stockslager holds that the lcgislativeeuactment abriilges a rigbt guaranteed by the constitution; that it is reactive, ex post facto, and tberefore void. Forelf(n. A rRisoNRR in the hoiiBe of correction in Loudon died on Wednesday of cholera, and on Thursday two new cases were reported, A nisFATCH has been received at l'aris from Colonel Dodds, comiiiander of the French forces in Ualiomoy. He telegraplis that a battle occurred betweeu his cummaud and the Hahouieyans, October 4, the latter beiug routed. Forty men, in luding tbe chiefs in elght cominunes in the province of Kouen, have been arrested by the authorltieH, who have uvideBce showing that all the arrestses are meinbers of a criminal society. It is said that this society is in niauy respects simllar to the Mala Vita. A DisfAKH from Valparaiso to the New York i ra ( says: " Professor 1'ickering of Harvard brauch observatory at Areipiipa Hays that he has disi nvured forty small lakes in Mars. Hd also conllrms Professor Holden's observations on the limits aud meaHUred allitudes of the planet." Thk I'anadiau Paolnc Navigation Coin pany 's steamer Preinler was struck by the steam collier Willamette iu a deuse fog otT Whitby Island, about ten miuutes south of 1'ort lownseud, Uritish Columbla, Satur day afteruoon. Flve men were killed and Urowned, and seveuteeu persons injured, From Town (Jorrcspondents. Bkrnwdi Graves and Galligan of Brooktleld passed through town last week with a large drove of cattle. This was the tirst drove of the sea non. Fariners who keep shnep are lowking for Shropsliire slres. Tlie Shropshlres alxmt here are not heavy nhearers, tjut. the lambs are large and sell for bttMl nTtOM than tbone of other breods. In olden tlmes, When wool sold for forty or flfty OOntfl Mr pound, the Merlno was tlio most profltable sheep, and thero is now and then a fariner wlio pcrslsts in Keeping tne Aierino. Brookfield. Mr. and Mrs. A. 8. Wheatley of Pe&k'a Island have been visltlng frlends in tOWfl the past week. Mrs. D, A. Morflfl spent last week in WtnohendOD. M:iss., with Mrs. Katie ("hase and other rclatlves. Mrs. William Wheatley is ipilte III at Ira Carpontor's. Frank Ainswortli of Royalton has been in town for the past few days re-shlngllng his house nowoccupled by Frank Dlbbell. I)r. B. 0, Goodell i's maklng roiiairs and improvements on his house. Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Nelson of Woodbury were guestH of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Morse last week. r II. II. Fullam has purchased the Rlchards place of IJr. Ooodrich. Arthur Blgclow, son of Representative C. II. Blgelow, bas the posl tlon of page in the senate at Montpelier. Mrs. ',. M. Upham is visiting her dauiihter in Uxbrlilge, Mass. . Mrs. A. W. Edson is spondlng a few weeks at T. Calagan's. She is still infferlng froni poor bcalth. Graves and C'alagan went to market with a drove of I'attle last Vttk, Harohl Burt, son-in-law of Marshall Green, started for Pliiladelphia on his bi cyc.le on Tucsday of lat week, but, owing to stormy wcatber, he took tho train at Brattleboro. Calais. There was a rousing old-fashionod corn husking at 8. H. Foster's last Wednesday evening. On Friday evening the huskers visited T. T. Lamphere ami husked out over two hnndred batketi of corn. Preparations are being made by the teacliers and scbolars of No. 0, at Haple Corner, for tho proper observanceof Colum bus day. The town superintendent, Mtsa Alma Leonard, has nqUMted the several schoolsi iu town to make an elTort to oli serve the day. Kcpresentative Burnap was at, home over Suuifay. : Harvey Burnap and Wlfe of Marshfield were in town last Sunday. Mrs. Alice Howard was away last week at Northfield to attend the fnneral of Mr. Howard's father. zz Miss Frankic and Sliss Uora Keut visited in Cabot on Friday and Saturday. - Frank Carr went to Montpelier, Friday night, to take up two horses shipped from Massachusi tts by 0. V. Keut. Miss Kate Kent is teachiug a school in Worcester, and Miss Mand Morse at Putnamsville. Kicli ard Kent was at home from Barre on Sun day. , Mrs. L. A. Kent visited in Barre tho (irst of last week. Will L. White and Alice B. Spaulding, formerly of Perry, Iowa, were married at Northfield, on Wednesday, by Kev. Henry Howard. They made a trip to Burlington and vicin ity, and have received many valuable and useful presents. Charles Towneend, with Wells & Kichardson of Burlington, was in town lately. IJr. Provost is soou to move into the Watsou house. East Calais. There will be preaching here noxt Sunday at one v. M. by Kev. Mr. Oavenport of Stamford, Conn. See wliat Mrs. C. R. Dwinell and I. M. Pearce have to say in the local oolumn. Duxbury. Robert and Cusbman Gray, who have been away from home duriug their mother's ill ness, have returned. A. A. Lewis has returueil to Burlington, his sister, Mrs. Kussell, returniug witli hlno for a week's visit. L. D. Hills is improving slowly. r Miss Atwocil returned Monday. Mrs. Zerah A. Hills bas returned from Burling ton, where slie has lately been visiting. Mr. Funk has returned from his hunting expedition iu the Adirondacks, and reports a good time and pleuty of venison Groton. A meeting of the Ladies' Temperance Uuion will be held to-day. A delegate was elected by the Epworth League to attend the couveutiou at Mont pelier this week. I. P. Dunn is repairing his house clap boarding and painting it. It would add to the looks of the village if others would fol low the example. The candy-pull on Saturday evening was eujoyed by the titudents of the higher de partment of the graded school. The excursiou to the White Mountains was muoh eujoyed. Tlie day was pleasaut, aud a good many took tlie opportunity to see the mountains. Mr. Kichardson gavo a lecture iu the Metiiodiat Ohurob. Friday evening, and it was enjoyed by all. N. K. DarliDgand H. L. Sherry were away lookiug after a pair of heavy worU-horses last week, but did not flnd any. Mrs. Alex. Cochran goes to Chicago, tliis week, to attend the dedication of the World's Fair grounds. Mr. and Mrs. EUobard son of Davenport, Iowa, returned home to day. . Tfiomas Taisey, wlio has been away working for his brother, returned home last week. Etta Clark is work iug at C. A. Iticker's. - Wilfred Davis was at home over Sunday. Bewell Carpenter is in Boston, visitiug. z Mr. and Mrs. Fred Smith have been made happ.v by the comiug ol a son. Kust liurdwick. W. L. IJow is loadiug a couple of cars of telephone poies. T. G. Bronson started lifty-eight heail of Jerseys for the West on TueadftJ Shermau Gage has gone on tlie road in tlie interest of M. W. Orocker's hat mamifac tory. Mr. Crocker has establislieil a good bualneai here, and will soon be obllged to move to larger rooms to be able to till orders. The second aunual fair of Caledonia grauge was held iu the village hall, Satur day, October N. There was a large exhibit in all departmeuts. The shOW of vcgetables diil not quite equal that of last year, but was more than balanced by the sliow of fruit. The butter exhibit was judged by a scale of pointa, each exhibitor haviug his own scale card, thus being able to tell where hil was defective. Iu all there were about three huudred entries. The grange cau well feel proud of their eiTorts to builuup a fair at this place. Moretown. The ladies' sewing circle met at Mrs II. C. Ward's, Weduesday last. W. C. Lainphoar has sold the residi nce he lately purchased of P. J. Towle to Milo Grillilh forthirleen hundred dollars. Llghtulug struck the telehone pole uear Hussell Sawyer's on Mouday, aud sllvered it up. A sheet of llame eutered the post- oiilce with a report that tounded lika Qrlug a rilie, nearly Itunnlag the postiuasler, G. M. Fletcher, the same day. N. K. Spaulding from Burlington was iu town tlie past week. (iruce Moultou arrived home from Orawford llouse, White Mountains, Saturday last. ; Wlllle FreemaD arrived bonie from Fabyan House, White Mountains, Friday last. z Kus sell Sawyer has been quite liadlv oll tlio past week with sciatic rlieuiuatlsm. George Dale aud wlfe were lu towu over Bnttdaj'i and Mrs. Dale remained through the week with her pareiits. IorKn. A. M. Kood works at the Derby Line botel. William Scribner has taken a large lumber job in Maino and is birlng helii here to go there with biin. Kev. F. E. Healey of Barre is stnpplng witli .1. A. (Iray. John Elliott, wh has made Morgan his homt nearly allof a long llfe, is very sick in Holland. Northfield. Kev. Henry Howard preaclied at, the Con gregatlonal chiirch Sunday morning. Mrs. OntlUT has moved from S. 0, Will" lams' bousi on Traverse street, to the tene mont vncated by Mrs. Evans on Union street. A " husklng beo " at Jason Dole's hOOM on West Hill was beartlly enjoyed last Fri day ovenlng by about forty of bls frienils, young and old. The niimber of scbolars in the liigh Sohool is i oiistantly increasing, having an adilition of three Monday morning, making the wiioin nnmbar iizty(our A speclal village nieetitig is called for next Tuesday evening to see if a reservolr sliall be built at the southeast corner of the village on or near lligliland avenuo. The ladies' circln connected with tlie Universallst chiirch will hold a sociable witli Mrs. Frcd Parker on the West Hill Fri day afternoon and evening. Old and young are cordlally invitod to attend. About thirty tive people were preseiit at Professor Gale's tirst siuging school, Friday evening. The school will he held Friday evening of this week, but the rcgular even ing has not as yet been declded upon. Dcacon Cyrus Howard died last Wednes day night of pneumonhv Fnneral serviccs were held at the house on Blrjc street, Sat urday forenoon, Kev. W. S. Ha.en olliciat ing, and the burial was at East Rox bury, his former place of residence. His tge was sevent.y-six. At the teniperani e meeting on Sunday evening a paper was read by W. Arthur Jones of Montpelier on tlie Kceley Insti tuto, and Patrick Lyons of Montpelier, who has been treated at the Instituto, made some remarks iu relatiou to the same. There were exereises by the juvenile tem plars, a recitation by Miss Myra Morse, a 10DS by Mrs. Downing and inusic by tlie Universalist chiirch choir. Mrs. Qltohrllt is visiting in Oberlin, Ohlo. J. K. Egerton and wife came home Friday. . Clifton Hall has returned from the Fabyan House. . Miss HSdna Bretnmer has linished her apprenticesliip at the WetM oflice, and gone to Bennington to work at the Irade. C. A. Edgerton, Jr., and wife returned on Thursday from their Western trip. His cousin, Miss Jessie Wood of Elwood, III., came with tbeiu, and has eutered our liigh school Frank PlumleV, Esq., left on Monday for Michigun, to speak during the remainder of the presi denlial campaign. - Those from this town attending the annual session of the Good Tetnplarr grand lodge at Barton this week are Mrs. E. Huntley, Mrs. C. E. Keed, Miss Roxanua Orcutt, C. 1). Edgerton, C. L. Pervier and C. H. Davis; also Mrs. A. F. Andrews and J. T. Celley from Gouldsville. . Mrs. Pope returned from Barre, Sat urday. Mrs. S. V. Avery of Burling ton has been In town during the past week. Miss Alice Preston isat home. Will Tilden went to Boston last Friday night. He expects to reinaiu there during tlie winter. Cadets Scribner and Thoinas have joined tlie L'niversalist choir. Professor C. H. Cheney of South Manchester, Conn., has been speodlug a few days iu town. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Howe, 0. N. Whittuarsb, Frank Oarpenter, Mrs. A. W. Wilder and sou Fred areamong those who take advantage of the New York excursiou this week. J. K. Edr rton returned Friday from his trip to tlie West, to attend the uational encampment of Odd Fellows. Plaiiilleld. Tlie ladies of the Universalist oburch will hold h sociable with Mrs. J. M. Batchelder this (Weduesday) afteruoon and evening, George Whltoher raised about twenty stalks of sugar-cane in his gardeu which were perfectly ripe when harvested, and which would Indioate a possibility of mak ing that industry a success in this climate. An lllustrateil lecture oll " Heroes and Battleflelda of tlie Civil War " will be given at Kinney's hall to-morrow (Thursday) evening, under the auiploei of W. E. Mar tln Post, G. A. 1!., by Charles N. Thomasoi Boston. A telegratn received here last Thursday evening, aiinouncing the death of Kev. B. L. Walbridge at his new home in Johnson, lilled many bearts iu this OOmmunity with sorrow, as the deceased had made many frienils here during his recent labors as mis sionary. Whlle in the gardeu recently, Mrs. Doctor Smith performed the rare feat of catohing a full-grown partridae with her hands. Imagiue tlie ellect which this event niust have had upon some of our young game sters, who, having depended solely upon tirearms, have so frequeutly returned of late from the forests empty-handedl George M. Webster of Cabot, E. A. El dredge of Warren and George Howland if East Montpelier, road cointnissiouers, were here last Thursday on the oomplaint of Doc tor Smith and others against the town of Plaintielil for defective highways. It is un derstoud that reiairs were onlereil to the amOUnt of elgUty dollars. The doctor is UlUOh pleased witli tlie rccomuicudatioiis of Governor Page's niessage to make an efTort to have better roads. Miss Gertie (ireeley was at home over Sunday. ; George A. Pratt is at w.uk in the Wati.'hman offlee. Mrs. Doctor Smith is visiting ber sistiT, Mrs. Smith Mar ttn, iu Orange. Maple Hill. Kev. Noble Smith of Newport, N. H., preaclied at the Bolles scbool-hoiise last Sunday. J. W. Carr and E. N. Morie of Calais are to preach at the Bolles school house uext Sunday. i Mrs. Orrin Pratt is very low. wituOUt bope of recovery. School ln the Bolles district is closed this week, Miss Belle 1 lcrsey, the teachcr, being sick. West Bandolpb. The barvest bOBM festlval given by thu Baptist society, Friday evening, was largely attended and a success in every way. The Phila May Concert Company of Bos ton will give an entertainmeiit here, Octo ber 1K, under the auspices of the liigh school lyceum. Mrs. Jobn ColemaUi who has shownsigus of insauity during the past year, committed suieide Saturday afteruoon, by haiiging ber self. She leaves a hu.sbaiiil and two Cbib dren. i Bert Lewis had one haud badly sawcd iu Salisburv's mill last week. W. J. Bean of Bolton was In town over Sun day. Lewis Sault, who has been sick all suniiner, is rapidly failing. Miss FaUnie BOSS has been speudiug a sbort va cation at her home In Yergeunes. Kust Roxbury. Harley BrUOS has bought the Pope house of F. O. Alleu. About twenty went from this place to Norihliehl, Saturday, to atteud the fnneral of Deacou Cyrus Howard, a former resideut of this town. His body was brought here for iiiterment. Cliflou Hall returned from the White Kounteinsi last nreeki and Is now atteiidlug school at Northfield. Mrs. Fred Pope is quite sick, and the chauces are against ber recovery. Mrs. 8. II. Allen sold a nico horse last week to Mr. House of Bethel. Or.a Boyce is bullding a carriage house aud corn baru, Royalton. Kev. Lavi Wlld of Ferrlsburgb Is In town for a short vacation. We are glad to hear that A. W. Ksnny Is recoverlng, and hopo hn will be out soon. E. M. Gallaudett and family have been stopplng at the old Dr. Denison place this nmmer, Two of tlie boys, Eddie aud Her liert, liavo lioon quite sick for some time with typhoid fever. Stowe. Rcv. L. if. Bslliol scoupled thadatk attbe ongregatlonal chiirch on Sunday. Chauncey Newell has rented his farm and will soon move to Barre, where he has en- gaged as a stone-cutter. H. C. Faunce Mrs. Wi II. H. Moulton , and Mrs. Mayoanif danghter have gone to New York on the oxoiirslon. Rev, Mr. Haxen of North field will preach at the ('ongregatlonal chiirch neZt Sunday. Miss Annie Blgelow is on a visit to Salem, Mass. Esquire Moody now occuples rooms In the Slayton tenement. Tlnkhain, tlie stage-drlvor, has rented the botel and stalile at tho lower village and bas moved rtiereto. North Thetford. Frank Brown and wife start for Callfor nia this week. They will spend thewlnter there for his benetlt. - Fred Thickett, froni Sharon, is in town for a few days. He is talking some of returning to liis old siiop here. Frank Marston, from the Betli- lebem house, was iu town visiting old frienils last week. Mr. Howe lias been dMgOtonily sick for a niimber of weeks, but is at present, a little more coin fortable. A large party drove to Brad ford last Wednesday evening to the Emer bou concert.: -Mrs. M. N. Benjamin went to her home in Hinghumton, N. Y., last week the last of our summer friends. Topsham. Williaui OtRttth died at his home in Topsham village, Friday, September 30, aged tifty.four years, eight montlis and two days. He had for several years been a great sufTerer from consuiiiption. He was born in Greenooh, Bootland, ln,1838, When a small cliild he came to this country with his parcnts, and spent the remainder of his life in this and adjoining towns. He leaves a wife and six children. Mrs. Lauriette Emerson is ill. .Mrs. A. Boianton is iu poor health. Miss Eliza Whioher is very dangerously ill wifli dropsy and heart diHiculty. D. C. Holt, 2d is pushing work on his new dwelllng house. - Mrs. F. H. Walker, witli her tnfant daughter, and Miss Walker, returned last week to Pliiladelphia. Warren. There is to be a tive-cent sociable at J. L. Spaliling's this evening. 1 G. E. Moore is teaching school in South Lincoln. - Mrs. James Cardell is visiting in Iowa. , Miss Cherrie Stoddard of Waits field, who is teaching school in this towu, Spent Sunday at home. Kast Warren. Tlie Ladies' Mile Society will meet on Thursday afternoon with Mrs. W. P. Har- mon, There will be quarterly meeting services here next Sunday. Rev. A. B. Truax will he present and will preach Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs. Roswell Childs of Moretown visited in town last week. E.ra Kingsbury is quite sick. Nearly every nne is suffering from colds. Williamstown. Thomas Thorp arrived from Adrian, Mich., last Saturday. One of our townsmen in the South writes of tlie hard tiines there. As a farmer, he is able to get but a cent and a half a pound for llve lieel. George Beckelt has bought of the Wil liamstown (Iranite Company tlie Enoch Howe meadow and woods, east of the rail road and depot. Waverly Murray, a stone-cutter, and Miss Nina Cameron were married ou Sunday. Miss Murray is a grauddaughter of the late Warren Morse, we believe. Mrs. John S. Greene died at her home in Hrooktield oll Suuday evening last of con suiiiption of the luugs and bowels. She will be burled in Northfield. Coluuibns day is to be observed at tlie town hall in the afternoon by tbe scbolars of the place. It will douhtless be made an occasion of muoh proiit aud interest. Tho Universalist Ladies' Society will hold a sociable at the bome of their uewly elected president, Mrs. Newell R. Farnham, on Thursday eveniug of uext week, Octo ber 20. Solon Preston was injured at the granite qiiarries ou Monday, while drilliug out " a charge " that had failed to " go off." The escape from worse injuries tlian be reeelved was a narrow one lndeed. As it was, be is hurt badly enough in the face and eyes. A recent visltor to our town is the widow of awortliy meclianic. She was left with about 830 after the burial of her husband. Of an (nventive turn, he had pateuted an ltnprovement on an axe, the royalty from which brought the widow some Slo.OOO later on. An addition to the late very generous L;ift to the Congregational ohurob and society has just been made, ill the provisiou for more latnps and winitow-shades for the main room of tbe ohurob, as also for a new rooX for the same. A third coat of paint for tho entire outside of the building has beeu provided for. Bumham Beaver was in town over Sun day. Mrs. Liherty JelTords was called to Montpelier last week by the illness of her granddaughter, Mrs. Augustus Holt. Will O. Martiu, yow of Boston, was at home over Sunday. Mrs. Johu l.vnde is slowly recovering from her recent severe illuess. William Clark re turned from the West last Friday, and will go to work for the Grearsou, Moore & Com pany granite tirm. Will OfOUdla has given up his blaoksmitb shop in Gran iteville by reason of tbe injuiy to his haud last iprfng. Mrs. Elizalietb Uuder wood, a daughter of the late Rev. Samuel Delano, and now a resideut of Meuasha, Wls., has been visiting iu town of late. . Qeorge L wells and wife, who left here nlue years ago, were visiting their sou, William Wells, last week. Robbio WilliamS and Arthur B. Jones are to move from the new stonc-shed to Jollll DuffUS' shed. Woodbury. The Congregatiounllsts at the south village have leoured a pastor. Barry .V Rice started another carload of granite to the Wst last Saturday. Several couples attended the husking party at S. 11. Foster's last Thursday eveu ing. Gooil Tidings day will be observed next Bunday at the Ceuter. An elaborate pro grammS has been prepared. The linal rohoarsal for Coluuibus day will be held at the town hall oue week froni to uight. All the slugers iu towu are invited. Satuhday wa.s the lirst day of tlie Colum blan oelebration of New York. Tbe He brews oelebrated witli slaborate servioes ln tlieir cburohes. Bunday evening, the ltalian ooloDy.uuder tbe ausploes of tbeminlster, Baron Fava, tiegan its Oolumblan l elebra- don at theLeaos lyosum with a oonoart and a diSOOUrse by Dr. Luigi Raversi on Coluiu lius. Iii the afteruoon niauy pcople visited tbe ltalian transport (iariliano, which brought over the Coluuibus uiouuineut. The decoratious throughout tho city are elaborate,