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o . o o o s some sSOMEio"? nir.jnjiuinis uu ATHNT IKHIDK g ADVKHTIHK. 2 o ZZIZ soan: i)o, in thk o 'WATCHMAN,"-ANI SKI.I, T1IKIIC GOUIIS ooooaoooaoooo o NKWSl'AI'KK. Tlio O "WATCHMAN" DOKS NOT g CATKK TO T1IAT GI.AS8. O O eoooooooooao VOL. 914732. MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1S96. NUMBER 52. Ohristmas Buyers Thufc aro looking for useful gifts, can find thein in our etock. Here aro a few of them. Dross Suit Cases, Travcling Bags, Uinbrellas for Ladics' and Gcntlemcn, Initial Handkerchiefs, Dress Suit Shields, House Coats, Batli Wraps, Furs for Ladics' and Children, Fur and Lamb lincd Gloves and Mittens, Fur Coats and Rotes, Fur Capes for Ladics' and Gcntlemcn, and many otlier dcsirable, as well as useful articlef?. A. D. FARWELL. 4 W a r tn t 15 f f And Ghristmas 1s This nurning wo will pufc on Sitle, at greutly reducod prices, our entire stock of these goods. We haven't a great m..ny left, but rathev tlian c vry any over another year wo prefer to c'use them out. For two days then remomber Ihat those will bo sold at 20 PER CENT DISCOUNT. Our foricer price on tlieso goods is marked in plain figures, and you can figurc for yoursclf just 20 por cent less than the price marked, which will be tlie selling price. We have a desirable stock left, and hilo it is not large, wo aro certain that an early call will enable yo to mako a pleasing choice. These Calendars and Christuias Cards are of the best makes, and are beautiful ai d all this season's production. HOLIDAY Hints to Gift Givers. The Unibrella Stock invites you. Ilnvo you secn thoso Handfonie Towels bought for tliis occ.ision. Won't you investigate our Ilolidaycquipment inFurs, Muirs, Colarettes, Cnpes nnd Boas. Booka at dry goods profits aro cheap property for anybody's purelmse. We liave thcni, Cloaks, if you liaven't bought you will be glad you aitedUien you'sco our pikes. HANDKERCHIEFS. No stock could be in better fliapo to fit your overy desiro. KID GLOVES. A pretty pair of Kid Gloves mako a very acceptablo gift. Wo liave special values in tlio latest Btyles, at SSc. nnd $1X0 a pair; also better goods up to $2.25. Every pair guaran teed perfect. OUR SPECIAL BARGAIN FOR SATURDAY, DECEMBER 26 th: All our Cut Glass and Christmas Goods at just ONE HALF REGULAR PRICE. R. S. CURRIER & OPERA HOUSE BIiOCK. 11111 XIImM VvX pleased to give you We are always glad now about our stock wish. you k Don't think you must buy goods. WARNER BARRE, VT. than t t Cards! EHLE' Bool store GOODS! SHOPPING BAGS. We are Bliowing a laige line of Hiopping Bags, from 2Cc. to 3.B0. CUT GLASS. A veiy pretty assortnient to retail from ICc to Sfi.00, both Araerican iinportcd. COM - - Barre, Vt. 1 IN BUYINB A CARPET I See that it is closely woven that its colors are firm and true. If you n0t verset carPet 1 1 Jore, we should be inore any information you may to have visitors. The more the betttr it will be for us. just because you lool at the F. GOLBY, Telephone Connection. rUnMSIlKD KVKllT WKDNK8DAY I1T Tbe Watchman Pabllsatng Corapany At Montpelier, Vt. Tlie Lincoln Foimtaiii Pen, Pkick only $1.00 Rkduced fhom S2.C0 WAllKANTKD SOLID GOM EVBUY I'BN GUAIIANTBED. Tlio "Lincoln Pen" has been In use in this ofllcf, on ull klnds of w rk, for ncarly two yenrs. acoreH oro in use In tlio baukf, ItiHtirancH of fllrns Hinl ImnltieHH bnusH of Moi tpHlit r. IIutidr'ilH linvo been moM by tbls ofllco In all pnrts of 'lm ht itn nnd couutrr . It, is duralilc, pood for ypnra of hi rvicc, alwaj-fl rcaiiy to "(.'," but novcr ilr'tH, tliB Ink tlowlnc utdf rmlyund In tlio rlglit. tneasuro. It pivi'.s perlto' uatis factlon. Huy ona. Tlio prlco Is tlm only thlnu cbcnp ubont tlio " Iilncoln." Ify uiail on rccelpt of prlco. Watchman runusniNa Co. A Christmas Present! Tho bect tbat can ba bouglit for Sl 00, is tlio Lincoln Fountain Pen. A Joy for evr. Bny ono. LAWS CF VERMONT. Scsslon of 181)0. PCCKRT EDITION ReADY. Tho Watchman ' Pooket Editlon" of the Sesslon Laws of 1890 is now ready for salo. Printed on eood book paper, lndexed and HubHtantially bound, for popular uso this cdition of tho Laws is inQnitelj superior to the cheap, wood-pulp, blanket sheet, helter skelter nevrspaper publicatlon lssued to the press by the State. Tho book lawa will not bo out f jr noine two tnonths, and will then bo llmlted in dibtrlbution. Meantitno tho Watchman pamphlet ls tho only conve nlent and nalibfictory publlcation obtaln ablo by tho publlc. Cauvassers wauted ln overy county in the state. Just the opporttinity for somo liUHtlhiK young man, studout, or otbor per son, who is looktng for a chanco to mako a dollar. Retail price, flfteen contt-; ten for ono dol lar; twenly-ftve for two dollars. For teruiB to bookstores, newg-stands and dealeis Renerally, write the Watchman PoDLisniNa Co , Montpelier, Vt Hnslness .Hcro Mcution. You'll UBe one-thlrd less of Hatinless Soap. O. E. SiiF.PAitD, auctloneer, Marshfield, Vt. Chaklks A. Smitii of Barre, advertlses on page tlve, u line lluo of hollday eoods. Just call ln'at Whlttlor's market, and see IiIh poultry. The flneat line in the city. To Rknt. T noment of flvo rooins. Ic quiro of Lticy liOomis, 15 Terrace street. E. D. FIydb is tho local aReut for " Cere Nota " llonr, advertiscd on page eip;ht. IliaiiKBT uiarkot piices paid for hldep, Hklns and pelts. Ptck Brotherp, CO .Maln street. Gbt your poultry at Whittler's. Tur knys, duckf, geese and chickens in ubuu dance. Wantkd. Two hundrcd pounds butter nut nieatB, or iu Ices quautlties. Afply at this ofllce, Tknp.mknt to rknt of siz roomH, in good repalr aud couveuleut, all on tlrst story; also pantry, water closet and good cellar. D, L. Kuller. Gold watches and chains for ladles and centleuiou, all Btyles acd all prices at U. II. lialdwin's. Adams, the clothlor, cives a discount of ten per uent on all cash purchases maclo Decembor 23 and 21. What better Christmas present can you make than a Rood fat turkoy or chlcken. Whlttler has them all. To Hent. A tonement conslstlug of nlx rooms with pantry and batli room. Inqulro of F. A. Hayden, 74 East State street. Lucoln Fountain Pkn for one tlolhr, Every pen warrauted by tho Watchman PubllHh iiiK Company, Montpelier, Vt. Fou Salb. The Dr. Forbush place on Elm street. Inqulre of GeorRo W. Wlnf and Dr. R. n. Newton, Montpelier, Vt. Jackkts, capes. blankots. handkerchiefs. eto., at ureatly reduccd prices aroadvortised on this page byTheRlchardson, Ilurliogton. KOn page flvo the Barnard Sumner & l'ut nam Co. of Worcester, Mass., advertlse some rare Christmas bargainn ln dress pat terus, oloakf, etc. O. S. nonnAitD will bo at the storo of 0. R, Dwinel), East Calais, overy Tuesday, prepared to pay the hlghest cash price for butter, poultry and eggs. Tiin brooches wltb diamond settings, shown by U. H. Baldwin at hls jewelry Btore on Stato street, tnako tho llcest kind of a Uhrlstmaa present for.a lady. Thk Flanders & I'lerce Company have the best assortnient of traveling baga and dress suit cases ever shown in Montpelier. Just tlie thlng for a Christmas present. Diiooks & ItniinY, cash grocers, after Jac uary tlrst. Goods sold for lower pricea. Wo hope to recelve the patronage of all our old customers and many new ones under the now systrin. Mu. IIykhly, plano-forto tuner, ezpects to he in the clty uext week. Orders may be left at Ehlo's book storo. As there are now no loud calls for hlgh- rmo inieresi securuies, uui ior saio oues, the 1'Jnrro Savlngs Bank offers its slz per cent seml-aunual Interest, selected farm aud clty loans, through its vice-presldent, A. O. Oumuiius, Montpelier, Vt. 1'kofi.k lookluc for holldav ctfta will please call at G. W. Wtlder'a, head of 8tato street, Montpelier, whero a choice variety of good thlngs in muslc, musical lnstru- niHiits, books games aud statlonury can be loiimi. Tkn cknts on every ilollat'rf wotth of goods puro'iased can bo savod at Adams' on iKcoinour i.i ann .1. Thby Havk Stooutiik Tkst fok Ybaus. School, county and town bonds, from llvti to slx per cent interest, in sums o( 8100 to S 1.000, Tho same class of bonds bouuht bv savlngs bauks. Inqulro ol E. E. Blakoly, treasurer. Foit your plauos and organa go to J. F, Watennan, Montpelier, Vt. Ho sells now uprlght planoa for $1C0, and upwarda. New orgaus $50, up. Easy paymeuts. Old lUBtruments takeu at full value. Write for cuta and prlcea. Ju8T to keep thlnga movlng untll Ghrlnt maa wo have reduced the prlco of trlmmed uilllliinry to suit tho pockot-books of those wMilng to mako useful Chrl.itmas gifis. "IVrlodlcal tlckets " still glvon to ciiKtott -nrs piylng full prlco. Tho Mlssea Flsk, 27 Stato stroot. In 1802, Mr. A. L. Goldwater, who owtm throe ro nil drug Btores ln Naw York Clty, havlng learned of tln groat value of Cliaiii berlaiu's Cough Rninedy for colds, oroup and whooplng cnngb, ordercd a supply for hls cnstotnore. It tnet with so milch favor thnt ho soon found it ueceasary to ordor more, and durlng tho wlnter sold over two gross of tho remedy. Ho saya it glves the bost sattsfaclon of nny cough curo ho has over handh'd. Far salo nt twenty-tlvo and llfty conts per bottle by 0. Blakoly, Mont pelier. Wkdnksday and Thursday, Decomber23 nnd 21, tre Cliristiaas days at Adatns', Every cash customor gots tuu per cont dls OHint. Tiib liiNCOLN Fountain I'bn: Buy it, and you 111 save tho cont in t'jo llem of pens hIoih", in a short tlmc You will havo a line gold pen that ulll hist for yoars, al wiijs loadcd and ready to go. Prlco only Sl, and overy pen witrantod. By umll, frro of postage. A mot dnslrablo gift for ChrlHtuias or any olher senson. Sold by Watrb'jiau Pabllshlng Coiiipauy, Mont pelier, Vt Pbnsions of S(! to S12 a uiouth aro paid soldiers, rlch or poor, with sllght dlsabil ities, contracted In or out of servico, under act of Juno 27, 18110. Thoso now poiiHloned nuder this act can completo any stiHpended, dolayed or reiected claim nuder the old law, and recoive tho arrears. Wldows entitled, wUhout regard to causo of soldier's death. No charge unless HiiccesHful. AddreHS, T. J. Deavltt, Montpelier, Vl. Stbulino sllver noveltles ln great variety, latest ntvles and low prices at C. II. Bald wlu's No. 8 Stato street. What a timo to buv clothlug and fur coatf! Ten per cent discoui t on all pur chasis, on Uccember 23 aud 21, at Adains'. Whrn most ueeded it is not uuustial for your famlly phjdlcian to bo away from hotne. Sncli was tho experience of Mr. J. Y. Schonck, nditor of tho Caddo, Indian Territory, llanner, when hls little girl, two years of ago, was throatened with a severe attack of crojp. Ile saysj" " My wife in sisted that I go for the doctor, but as our famlly physician was out of town I pur chased a bottle of Chrimberlaln's Cough Remedy, which relieved her liiimediately. I will not he wltliHit lt ln the future." Twenty-flvo and flfty cont bottles for salo by 0. Blakely, Montpelier. Of Robert Mantel in " Monbars " the Phlladelphla Ledyer says: "Robort B. Men tel reappearod last evenlng at tho Walnut as ' Monbars,' in the drama of that name, and Increased the favorablo impresslou which ho mado when he was tlrst seen here in that character. The star has marked ablllty as an 4 emotlonal actjr,' and hls pres ent rolo ls one that nttlngiy emphasizos his talents ln this directlnn. Ho figured to great advantage laBt night lnthe intoresting scenes in tho latter portlon of the play, and the audionco was quick to appreclato hls clever work." An Impoutant Trial. A trlal will not cotyoua ceull W. M. Dojle of Burling ton gave Neurotlo Pilo Oititinenta trlal and replies to us as follows: "I have been a great suiTerer with plles for many years, often uuablo to work and so bdd at timcs I could not bo comfortablo and rext in bed. No worae case could be found. Have tried everythiug known for the curo of plles. My coiuplote curo Is duo to tho usa of Neu rotlo Pilo Olntment. Gratefully yourn, W. M. Doyle." On account of tliis testimonlal, and many othorr, we havo such contldence in Neurotlc Pilo Olntment that we herebv cusrdutee to curo any caso of nlles or refund tho uionuy paid our agents. Out's is dlffet ent from othnr olntments. Try it now. For sale by II. A. Slado, drugglst, Mont pelier, Vt. The St. Louis Gi.onE-DEMocBAT Semi weekly Tuesday aud Fridaj eight pagts each Issue slxteen paces ovt ry week only ono dollar a year, Is unquestloiiably the blgcest, best aud cheapest national ne s journal published in the United States. 3'rlctlj Uepuhlioan in polltlcs, it still gives a'.l tho news, and gives lt at least three clujs oarller than it oau be had from any weekly paper puldlshed anywhero. It is indlspeu sable to tho farmer, merchaut or profes atonal man who desires to keop promptly and thoroughly posted, but has not the timo to road a large dally paper; whlle Its great variety of well-selectod reading mat ter makes it invaluabld as a konio and fam lly paper. Remembor the price, only one dollar a year. Siimplo copies free. Club with tho Watchman. Address, Gloue Printiug Co , St. LjuIs Mo. A Collection ok Cklbdbtibs. There ls probably no other publlcation in Amerlca so successful as the Youlh's Compvilon In securlng the servlces of famous meu aud women. imiiK wnat a couectlou tuis ls, fnr a singlo year: Ian Maclaren, Rudyard Kipling, Stephen Cranp, Androw Carnegie, IIou. Theodoro Roosevelt, Pr. Lyman Ab bott, Madame Llllian Nordica, ITon, Carl Schurz, Cliarlos Dudley Waronr, Mrs. Bur ton Harrlsou, Dr. Edward Everett Hale, the daughter of Longfellow, the son of Em erson, three members of Presldent Clevc land'a Cablnet, a Unitod Stites Senator, the Speaker of tho Ilouso of Representativea aud half a hundred other men aud women equally well known I Tho value of such a llstoi writers nos m ine mci imu eacu oe acribes or discusses the work he Is idec titled with the work that haa made hlm famous, An IlliiBtrated Prospectus will be seut free to thono who addrtss, The Youth'a Compaulon, 203 Columbus Avenue, Boston, Mass. Do You Want a Farm? Now that Mc Kinley is elected and husiness is startlng up, tho prospects for farmers aro better tbau for years. Here, then, is a chanco to buy a farm of slxty-U vo acrej. Tons of cot ton seed ineal and bran have been fed out on lt, and tons of fertllizer have been used. Will cut twenty-Ove or more tonsofhay; a good orchard, beara about the same amount of apples each year; 250 or so sugar mnples, pleuty of wood and sometosell; hemlock and hard wood lutnber; wood lot only two and one-half uil es to vtllage, Ilouso three tnilea from stores, post-cillco, eto., about a mile to school, House ln good repalr, very warm, Btable warm, good car rlage houso and shop. Very healthful and pleasant locatlon. Mllk goes to creamery. Would make a good place for a young man, or a good hay farm, or a good summer hoiue for a clty famlly. Itea'on for selling, own er'a famlly (nlne persons), too largo for farm. Assessed value S 1,000, for wiilch lt will be sold, J. W. Newtou Stowe, Vt. SrnciAi, Notice To Tax I'aykiis: I sold moio of Greeno's Syrup of Tar last year than all other cough remcdiea conibiiiud. Tf ... ......... o.tflaf.. ......... ..... n.ldU..inH. thnn any tlilng I evur boIu, I ain selling it ll. ! .1 f 1 11 If ll. f,.ll. l iiim yeur, iiiiu luiiuiii mu iiiunuy it ll. iiuia iu euru. I.KSTlut II. Ohkkn, 25 Stato Street. Tiir corretpondent of the London aara ut Alailrnt telegraplis tliat paper tnat the feollug is itnanlmous in Madrld that tho neoplo of tho United States are treatlug Spaln untairiy uml that tliey want to sys tematically provokn her to an uneniial htniC' glo almnly because the United States has obtaiuod assiirauces tliat the Enropeau pnw ers will only dlsnlav platoulo symnathles for Spalu, Tho Sp iulards are convlnced of this, aud hence they forhear exprossing thelr deep resentment. Sunpresscd Irrita- tlon pervades all classes and partits. Tlie correspoudent addj that lt ia reported that there haa been some dlspluy of anliuoBlty agalnat tho United States in Barceiona and uuuao. MONTPELIER AND YICINITY, t.OOATi llAVl'liXlXdH. City Council meets to-night. C. II. hvhi. ls ill with the grip. Miss Jrnnib Holmrs Is vlsitlngln Boston, Miss Evblyn Lbasr Is vlsltlng Iu Now York. JosKrn FisiiKit's oyoslght Is gradually Impruviug Jrssr N. ICino niDved hls famlly last woek to East Barre. The scliools of tho clty aro closed for n vacailou of two woeks. Mus. O. D, ScniiiNKii haa been seriously ill durlng the pasi week. A column of llve local newa may Le fouud tliis week on page two. GEoitaB A, McConn weut to Boston on Tuodil .y (or meulcal treatment. W. E Haulow has heeu conllncd to tho houso with the grip for several days. DoLrit N. Hunt ls dangerously 111 with the uieaslts at hls hoiuo on Berlin streot, Thb eight-yoars old sou of Clark Stowart of Berlin, is seriously ill with appendlcitus. Edbrht 11. Uwinbll is at liouia from Hurvurd Law School for the hultday vuca tlon. Miss Mauy Boahdman la tlio guotit of MUses Muty and Isabel Dwlght ut Bur lington. Lykcii & McMaiion shut down thelr grau.te wurks ou Tuesday, untll ufter tho holtdayB. Hahlik Cumy.s will rtturn from Wor cester, Mass., ou Thursday for tho hollday vacatiou. Mus. T. E. Callahan Is at her old placo in tho store of Georgo W. Wilder during tho holidaya. J. II. Sbntbh weut to St. Jolmsbury ou Tuesday to uselst in tho organizatlon of an lnsurauco company. Thebb will bo a whlst party at Grand Army Hall next Tuesday oveulug to which the public is invited. A cottaok prayer-meetlng waa held on Tuesday evenlng at the houio of Don Dodge, ou East Liberly street. Miss Mauy Phinnby goea to Rutland next Saturday to slng Sunday iu the Congrega tional church ln that clty. H. A. Dubeg leaves on Thursday for a busluess trlp to Boston aud Fall Itlver, Mass , and Provldeuce, U. I. Thr Bethauy Reading Club will meet nexe Tuesday evenlng with Mrs. S. J. Blaupied, No. 1, Baldwin btreet. Thr next aoclal atsemhly to bo givon by the inembers of Company U, occuih next Tuesday evenlng, Decombt-r2D. W. II. Hunt haa recelved, through the agency of T. J. Deavitt, a pdusion of $14 per inonth, with 8241 arrearages. "Nick'' Nikbaum, a former proprlotor of Hotel Burlington, now of Sitkc, Alaska, wm a vlsltor ln town last week. Miss Elrna Gkohoi haa cloied htrla bora at the Montpelitr bookstore, and is now clerk for W. E. Terrlll & Co. Mus. IIauuy M. Gravbs has been seri ously ill durlng tho post week with perlto nttls. Their Infaut child is also 111. At both servlces at Chrlst church on Christmas Day the vested cholr will slng, aud strangere aro cordially Invited. Hon. F. A. Dwinell ,and wife returned on Tuesday from Sioux Clty, Ia , where tliey liave been sluco last sopteuiDer. The Methodlst Woman's Forelgn Mls- alonrtry Socit ty met on Tuesday afternoon wltu Mrn. A. li. Weuu, at tne parsouage. CSMus. C. H. Mohk and children and Mra. Rhinehart aro all convalescont from tlio grip with which they havo- been prostrated. Rev. W. A. Davison. the Baptist p.i.itor. nreached, last Sunday eveuine, the tlrst of a series of three sermoua ou " Regenera- tlou." SiiKitiFF Bancuoft started on Tuesday to take the aunual school ceusus of the city, uls'o the rrgistratiou of birlhs and dealhs. Tiib puplls of St. Michael'a school garo a croditablo exhlbition last Frtday afternoon, wlucu was largely attenueu tiy parents, anit by frionds of the school. Thb Canltal Savings Bank and Trust Company ou Tuesday declared a seml- anuual dividend of three per cent, payable on and after Jauuary 1 next. Miss Claiia I. DbFodd wont. last Mon- day, to her home ln Hardwick to atteud tho weddlng of hor sltter, which occurs to day, to Salma Davis of Danville. M. S. Davis, landlord at the Exchanco Hotel, ls still coutlnod to his room with a billoua attack, from which he has been suf fealng for tho past three weeks. Shkuiff Coi.lins took Thoiuas Corcoran and J. F. Alblu to the House of Correction at Rutland last Saturday, whero they have ueen seuteuceu, as noteu eisewnere. The itetu ln last week's Watchman re- gardiug the suit of Miss Alihea Blood agalnat Georgo Davia of East Montpelier Htould have read George BIIbs, iustead of Ueorgo uavls. D. N. IIUNTof Berlin Corner is 111 with he measles. Durlng hls dellrUim last Sun day evenlng he escaped from hls attendaut and ran to a neighboring house, clad only n ntb mgmcioittes. James McKin of Middlesex was airetted laBt Saturday evenlng by Otllcer Wood for lntoxicatlon. Iu city court, before Judgo Sinllle, ho pleaded gullty, and contrtbutod $11 51 to the treaaury of the state. Mrs, Prkbton Thow, mother of Mrs. J. G. Farwell, sutlered a slroko of paralyais lat Monday. Iler conditton has Binco beou crltlcal, and at her advanco ago the chances of recovery aro somewhat agalust her. 1'kahl Daniels led the meeting for men. held last Sunday afternoon ln tho rooms of tho Young Men's Chrlstian Assoclatlon, llia tueino waa "unrist tne lilglit of the World " A servlce of sonu was led bv W. S. Suilth. Thb many frlenda ln Montpelier of Henry Chauibtjrllu, the veteran Central Vermont conduotor, will regret to learn that ho feli from a lsdder laBt Friday at hls home in Burlington and suffered a bad fracture of one wrlat. Mus. Gilman S. Bliss has been ougagod to till tho vacauey as teacher iu the Sum mer street echool t North Barre caused by the reslgnation of Mlas Isabello Whltehoad. Mrs. Bliss tauglit several terms in thla Echool beforo her marrlage. Alueut CiifcquKTTF, dled ou Tuesday of U phold fevor,ugtd tweuty.ono years. His fuueral will be held ou Thursday tnorniug trom St. Angtistlno's church, Rev, W. J. O'Sulllvan ofllciatlnp, and the htirlal will he iu tho Catlioliu ceini tery. J. E, HunuAiiD has putchased the barher sl op of I;, David Mohh, After January 1 next this shop will be uuiUr tho proprletor shlpofU, W. Bonette. Mr. Moss liitenda to at oiich open auother shop iu Montpelier, Miss TiniAr.Ls klnder-gartou closed for the Christmas vacatiou on Thursday. Many vUltors wero presont, tho oxerclses woro iuterosttng, there waa a Ohrlstman tree tastefullv dicorated. tho "ktudor" were dtllghted and acqultttd themselveB very uaniiBomeiy. John li. IHJLI.OCK, tho reprosentatlve from tlie town of Guilford ln tho last leuls lature died last Thursdav. Mr. Bullock waa in feehlo health durlng tho fall, but waa ttble to attend to hls dutles durlng the last weeka of thoseaBlon. Ho boarded with Stephen R, Colliy ou Court street. Thr ailvanco salo of Beats for Robert Mantell, Iu "Monhari" at B'auehard op ra house this ovenlnp, has not been largo thtis far Tliis romantio actir Is recelvlng very luttcrlng notlcos from tho press whorovor ho Hpp.wirf. Hls suppoit Is excellont, and tho trotipo deserves a crowded houso. Tiir annual Christmas exerclsea in con uecilon with tho Iudustrlal School will be held next Saturday afternoon, at tho home of Mrs. Ann Dlllon on Barre street A treo will be provldedanduontrlbutions of books, plctures. frult, candy or clathlng will bo gratefully recelved not later than Saturday uoon, Espkcial attoution Is called to tlio "write up," on page two, of the onterprlslng Mont pelier merchant", who use the advertlslng coliimus of the Watchman to aslst them ln luaklng a llvoly Christmas trade. These iiiTcliatitH easlly control the best trado of tlie clty and vlclnlty, and tho lines of good, tlioy carry aro tho best tho markot nllords The tlilrty-flr.it anuual meeting of the Baptist church will benext week Thursday. prayer-nieeting will bo held ln tho morn lng, dluner will bo served ut noou, nnd ln tho ufternoou coinea tho roll-call and eli c tlon of oflioirs. Suppir will bo served In tho vea'ry at slx o'clock. and ln the evotiiug Rev. W. . Uavisou, tho pstor, will dc llveran address. A M'rciai. dispensatinn has been gianted by the Rlght Eiuluont Graud Coinmander, unthorlziug hohling tho annual Hesslon of Mount Zlon Coinmandery, Knights Templar, ou TueBday, Decmber 29, luitead of next Friday. At this meeting tlie Orcbr of the Reil Cross t.111 be conferred, and olllcers will be elected. A batiquet wlllbiseived at tlie Exchange Hotel at seven o'clock. Thr followlng order of muslc will be ren dered at Chrlst church on Cbristuiati Day and next Sunday: Processlonal, " Rejolce, yo pure in heart," Sydenham j anthem, " O Holy Llgbt," Adams Buck; "Glorln," Ollver; Te Deum, Pinsuti-Nevtn; Jubllalo Di'o, Schilling; Adette Fideles, RuJlng; " Ilark tho Herahl Angels Slng," Mendel sohn; offertory, " Blrthday of a IClng," Neidltnkor. A drsiradlb and long-wlfhed for custom was inauguruted last Sunday atternoot., when Rev. A. N. Lewis, rector of Chrlst church, held Bervlces ln tho county all at four o'clock in tho afternoon. Thc re are at present thirteon Inmates, aud they wero unanimous iu a request that Mr. Lewis con iluct servicts there. The quarteite cholr of Chrlst church furnlshed muslc, and Mr. Lewis spoke on "Tho Prodigal Son.' Sheriff Colllna and Deputy Sheriff Dudley wero iu attendanco. I'olitics haa certalnly touched bottoui ln Colorado. Here is the evidence: A pater fauiilias, ucit unknown ln Montpelier, but now aresident of tho ttite devoted to silver and Bryanism, recently returned from a few day absence from his home and ic quired of hls daughter, a bright and phll osophical little urnid of flvo years, if she had attended Sunday-school and what waa aald there. " Yes," she answered, "I have, and they talked about God and Solomon and David, and didu't say one word about McKinley or Biyan, and I was glad they didn'il" Well, there's hope for Colorado. E. II. Putnam of Randolph, a brother ol Goorge K. Putnam of this city, waa ln stantly kllled at Wlng Road, N II., last Friday. Ile was a brakeman on the Boston uud Malue rallroad. The breaklng of a brnke chaln throw hlm under a moving traln, badly crushlng hia head. Deceaseil was twontyeight years old, and unmarried. Ho was at one tlme clerk at tho Northfield House, Northfield, and had been employid iu the local olllce of tho Amerlcan Express Company. George K Putnam, hia brother, went at once to Woodsv'ille, where the body was brought and took it to Randolph fcr burlal. Artho annual meeting of Court Ethan Allen, Foresters of Amerlca, held Ust Thursday evenlng, the followlng olllcers were elected for tho year ensulng: Chief Ranger, Danlel Sweeuey;Siib-Chief Rauger, A.J. Allard; Treasurer, John 0'Neil;lte. cordlng Secretary, James McDonaltl; Fi nanclal Strcretary. Michael Uvle; Senior Wnrden, Oharles E.Cdinpbell; Juntor War deu, James Doyle; Senior Beadle, John O'Malley; Jitnior Beadle, John Burke; Trustee for three years, Patrlck McBrlde. Dr C. E. Chandler was appointcd medlcai examiner. Tlieso olllcers will bo lustalled Thursday evenlng, Jauuary 7. William Noyks celebrated his eightloth blrthday last Saturday at hls home on St. Paul street. Many of his old frleuds and nelghbors called durlng the day to extend their cougratulatlous and to wish hlm many years of health and happiness. Mrs. An uetto Loveland and Mrs. William Drew of Burlington, hia daughters, were present and remalned over Sunday with thelr father. Lettera from abseut children were read, and Mr. Noyea waa tho reclpient of many useful aud valuable presents. Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Noyea of Chelsea, and Mr. and Mre. Charles Noyea of Franklin, were present. Mr. Noyea la one of tho old land niarks of Montpelier and the company that crowded his houso to Its utmoat capaclty dellghted to honor hlm on this occaslon. The dnwnfall of Frank C.Mllee, treasurer of the Bolton Safo Dtposit and Trust Com pany uas a pecultar local interest irom tno tact that both Mr. and Mrs. Mllea were well known in Montpelier. For aeveral yoars 0. 11. Cross. 2il. bou ol L. llart uross, waa cltiK iu thla lianlc, under .Mr. Miles, and tho lat ter haa often been a guest of Mr. Crosa ln Montpelier. Mrs. Mlles, wuoso maluen name was Vlra Cross, la a nieco of C. II. Cross, and. for several years boforo her marrlage. she Uvtd with hlm, and worked ln tho bakery. Her culturod soprano volco was a feature of the Methodlst cholr ln tho old church, now the Hlllslde boardiug house. The aympathy of a wido circle of old friends in Montpelier goes out to Mrs, Miles In very large meaaure ln tno ueep trouble tliat tiaa overtaKen uer. Box Gl, corner of Elm and Court Btreets waa ruug ln last Sunday evenlng foratiro nt "ftwasev Place" No. 12 Court street. The blaze origlnated in aomo unexplalned way arounu tlio ciumuoy ana tno rooi waa well ablaza before lt waa diHcovered. There are tlve tonants' In tho bullding, and the greatest sufferers from damage by water were James Tuttle and John Seymour. Tho department was promptly on tho scono and tho (Umes were coutlned to the roof. The bullding was flooded and the damage from that sourco waa much nioio aerioua than was tho tlre, The bullding Ia iu cbargo of Colonel J. II. Lucia during Mr. Swasey'a abseucoaud was Insured. A few mlnutes after the tlre department had gone to thelr quaitera a few' stray aparka ou tho roof f-ightened tho Inmates and a needless second alarm was turued in trom the aauio box. Thk llrat Uterary moetlug of the Datigh ors of Vermont Iu Boston was held ut Ho tel Vondome last. Thursday afternoon. Af ter the nccessary busluoss Mrs. lliram Oc cutt took cliarge of an excellent programmo devoted to tho " Mother State." Mrs. E. P Hltchcock of Andover rol an lnterest Ing paper on " Hlstorlo Vermont," dwoll lng parlhmlarly on tho coloulal perlod and Vermont's actlvity and valor lu the Kevo lutiouary Wur, under the leadershlp of the horoes, Ethan Allen and Mr. Wtuner. Mlsa rODNTIKUKI) oit rouiiTii TAOK. l IJlO DrAlUT ModemClcanei Clonns anclpolislios ovcr-.y- ihing. Apply iho lailior. WILL NOT SCRATCM". "The Richardson." Tho Largcst and Handsomcat Store In tho Stato. Tlio briuht nnd beautiful, as wtll a8 the usoful Iloliday noveltlos aro horo. Spoakitig or useful glfta, notliine cntild bo nicor than a nico picco of Silk for a Waist or Evenlng Dress, and so clicnp, only 09a and 89c per yord. Somo of them st 1 1 for 1.09 per yard, aud aro no worso for belng sold at half price. JACKET3 aro all matkcd down and wuy down too. Wouderful, tho onea wo sell at Sl 98. nnd moro wonderful siill, thc ones at 10 woro $18 98. No iiced to wait loner at tbeso prices. CAl'ES, vell, wh w 1. eell you any we huve and nllow fortv per cpnt ofl regular prico. Thta applieB to FURS as well. Blankets and Corafortables. For downriht valueB nnd best qual ily oura lead. Lovely ROods at very low fljjures. Handkerchiefs. Tho nianasjer of this Department is tnore than proud of hcr stock, and tho way thiy aro selling, and sho haa a right to be. Hetter onea ctnnot bo foutul, and pricta are as low aa tho goods aro handsorae. Liokera aa welcomo as purchasors. Comu in if you don't wish to buy. A c;oo(l placo to walt for the carp. McKILLIP & SMITH CO. THK RIOIIARDSON DErARTMBNT BTOREf, Head of Chnrcb Street, . . Barlington, Yt. mportantl! Ou all cash purchases mado at our storo tc day and to-morrow, Decem ber 231 and 21tb, wc will givo a reduction of TEN PER CENTof the purchase prico. This discount wi 1 be m:de on everything aud anything bought at our store; nothing will bo rescrvod. A aaving of TEN ceuts on overy dollar is worth look ing after. This offer ia good for De cember23 l nnd 24th ONLY. t X t X t ADAMS The Clothier, 4 t 60 State Street. f T T NEXT ATTRACTION AT BLANGHARD Opora Houso. Wednesday, Dec. 23. The Emlnent Romantio Actor, ROBERT MANTELL Accompanied by CHARLOTTE BEHREN8 and a Select Company, under the manage ment of M. W. HANLEY, preaentlng Loula Nathal'a adaptation of D'Ennery'a MONBARS. The Play will be Magnlflcently Mounted. Prices $1,00, 76. 00 nnd 35 cnils. Seata on salo at Ehlo's Bookstore, Satur day, December 18. I SHALl HAVE ON HAND FOU THE IIOLIDAYS Cariirtt lons, all colors, ltoscs, all col or:', Llllcs-of-t lic-Vnllcy, Narclssus, llyaclntlis, Ylulets. Don't forget to take somo home for your wlfo or best glrl. E. JACOBSEN, Florist. minnyjtousi: Itcnr of Eptscopnl Church. Stnto St. IF YOU WISH To cotnmuulcato with BEMIS, EYE SPEOIALIST, Address your lettera to BEMIS OPTICAL CO., MONTPELIER, - VERMONT.