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THE BUKLINOTON, VT., FREE PRESS, Fill DAY, FEBRUARY 12, 188G.---TWKLVE PAGES.
VERMONT HUltSK lUtlir.ni'.HS.
Soino nf tli 1MI7CH to lie OIVer-il lit tlm
l'a II McutliiK.
The executive liieetltiK I'10 Vermont
Horse Breeders' nsHoeiiitlon decided to
hold tlio next iiieetlui? In Kutliind Sup
tomlier 7,8 and , In view of tlio puutmiary
nnd other ndviititiiKes u.i shown by a vol
untary subscription by the citizens of
Rutland of some SiWk) in money and tlm
offer of the free me by tlm Rutland Coun
ty A iriculturiil society of their grounds.
In addition to the usual stakes tins soci
ety will oiler iMM to all horses owned in
Vermont four months before closing of
entries, A pure of -rTfi will be ollered
for matched horses lfi'j hands lilijli and
over, and MO for single horses lfi,' liands
liiuli and over. A purse of 10 will be
ollered for foals of 1SS.V The entrance
fee is 10 per cent, in all cases. Among
the prizes ollered ate the following ;
Hi'CHiliPulc stock limn M ahes liylt.T. Cutis
for loiils oc lsl, wllli St.1 emraiiee lee paynlile
?fi Ma I, 5'i.luly t anil 55 AuttuM sa, with
Green Mountain Mock farm stakes for foals
ol 1km jyn intraucc fi e, pa able In eiuns of
$5 May 1, 55 .Illlj 1 anil ill) August "0, Willi
Ueurue V, Hooker slakes for foals of 1SS2
i entrance fee. pa xlile S5 May I, JllUulyl
nml SIO August -ii. wlili Jlli'i nililul,
ll.inlwell house slakes for foals or I8N1-MI
entianee lee pajalili' la slum of $s. Sill anil
f II! on tliL'siime ilny.i in other stakes, wlili J150
Tho Hate houpe Makes nie for stallions ot
any aire that lime never lieatei 2;li)-SIU en.
trance lee, payable in suin of $1(1, 515 and 515
same ilajsas others wltli $;uil ailileil.
llerwick Iiihho i"take, open to all marcs and
Rtnlllnns 540 entrance fee, payable In euinsof
?I0. $15 and $15on the mnieilay.s ns the others.
With S'-'W added.
KiHwml Vim Slckluii of South ilurtliiKtoii
lm- ii letf llrolion Other Cusutkltlc.
Kdward Van Sicklen of South Hurling
ton was driving up St. Paul street Satur
day afternoon when his horse became
frightened and turned sharply at the cor
ler ot Hank and St. Paul streets, throw
ing Mr. Van Sicklen out and against a
telephone pole, breaking out1 of his legs just
above the knee. The horse was stopped
on Church btreet. Mr. Van Sicklen wius
taken to the residence of Dr. Wheeler who
reduced the fracture and then took him to
As 11. It. Melaney of Underbill was driv
ing a double team down the hill on this
side of the river at Winooski, Saturday,
the team became frightened at some boys
who were coasting and turned round.
The sleigh was overturned and Mr. Me-
lunpv win; llirmrn tn llin "rimml wltli
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...!... ..i i ...! -i V.V . iiM ' . ..:. 1
vdtliuuVf a ated tothem,lcou I
nnili'i T n1r nun pjiri! i iiwn I'.'iir .lrni.r.
until they readied Church street, when
they attempted to turn down that
Ktr,T,.t . Imt .11.1 ..nt torn ,,, nii.nic.1, . i
ran into the fence on the southwest cor-,
badly cut that a number of sticthes
had to be taken to close the wound.
Jlere as elsewhere there is a continued
falling oir in the special delivery business.
During the mouth ot .Tanuary there were
42 stamps sold against 4 in December, fit)
In November and is in October. In the
number of letters delivered by the messen
gertliere was astill greater falliugoll from
the previous month, the number for Jan
uary being &S against l!7 in December, 74
in November and IK) in October. The let
ter carriers' report for January is as foi
Mail letter 57,481
.Mall postal card 10,550
Keiristeieil letters 111,0
Local letter.s "S,iei
Local postal cards .I.tstl
Newspapers I ,;is,047
Total .' lOil.liij
l'ostul cards b,.VlT
Total 57 sp.i
This statement shows the total number
of pieces of mail handled during the mouth
to have been 104.ui I, ac.iinst IV.i.Hj in De
cember and na.iuo in November, the dif
ference being ulmou entirely due to cir
culars sent m the la-t two months nunied.
Money lor tho l'.irnoll I'tuul.
A meeting in the interest of the I'arnell I
parliamentary fund was held at St. Mary's ,
hall, Saturday, at which Very Hev. Fa-!
ther I-ytK-h. V. (! , presided. Speeches de-,
noillKii.g tne attitude of the ((Hccii I
toward the Iri- !i peonlennd urging liberal i
assistance of I'arnell and bis colleagues,!
were made b Verv liev. Father l.vnch,
V. G , Hev. Father O'Sulliv.in, and T. C.
O'Sullivan. 'i lie meeting elected Very He.
Lynch treasurer of the fund to be raised
nnd placed ni the dispiisalof'I'aruell and ap-1
pointed two collectors lit each of the city'
wards as follows: Ward one, Henry Mc
carty, Jo!, i Hums ; ward two, John Mc
Donald, i: ')eri isrowu; warn inree,.i. .
Mudigaii. John V. Kelley;
K. Hurk- Michael ClarV
ward four, J.
Tlinm.i. - .il II vjm . .Inlm ( 1' Wil. li'mintlu
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uuiuiiiu ji i u-ij niii.ui uimii-iii-i; i u.--viii tun
were ra d.
Tbu lliii'IiiiKton Law Library,
Atth annual meeting of the Hurling
tonton Law Library association held Fri
terdaj the former olllcers were unani
mous; v re-elected as lollows : President,
Hon. T K. Wales; secretary, Charles K.
Allen treasurer, W. L. Hurnap ; libra-
riun. -eneca 1 aselton. mo librarian re-
ported the addition of three hundred and
ten olumes to the library during the
year ,iast, making a total ot ten hundred
and sixty-seven vo limes, nesiiiesaiar
mi- ior of valuable pamphlets, whicli are
no (mine library shelves. Nearly a ot
tin hook are standard reports, including
those of Maine, Rhode Island, Connecti-
i', Vermont. New York, Pennsylvania,
O no, .Michigan and the I'nlted States Su
pieme Court. Its all'airs are prudently and
successfully managed and Its library lias
already become one of the most valuable
in the State.
A ratal Ciitin of Small l'ox.
A despatch from Ricliford says : "The
case of small pox at Man's Mills In Rrome,
Quebec, mentioned two or three days
since, proved fatal Friday night, and the
victim was buried before morning. The
deceased was K, M. Mills, brother of L.
M. .Mills, a flour and feed dealer of lids
place His family iindsever.il neighbors
were exposed. 'I'ho until' Titles are doing
all they can to prevent the desease from
sprea ling. Dr. J. 1 1. Hamilton has writ
ten to Washington for nd ice as in what
measures shnll be taken to resume vac
cinal ion again on the trains and to take
'Hid Vermont Soldiers' Home.
At a meeting of tho trustees of the Sol
diers' Home, held i'l Hurlingtoii, January
20, issi;, the president and secretary were
duected to solicit proposais from towns
ZuTrt Eh n MX m"y b'i 'plseil
." ,i,t.iinsliig. erecting, lo-
...i... r.ij Tmichnsiiig. erecting, lo-
.".ting or niaintainingla Soldiers' Home in
Vernidnt. Communications should bu ad
dressed to ... ,. . ,
Wn.I.IAM Wr.I.l.s, President.
Hurlingtoii, Vt., Feb. S, 10.
llUKDIJTTi: ON W1NTKU SCOUTS.
Ilu l)lci)iirm's of TtiliogKiiiilng nml Curl
lot;. The tolioggan Is a sled with a single
runner, which spreads clear across the
bottom of the sled. The top of the to
boggan is just like the bottom. It Is
somewhat thicker than a sheet of writing
paper, and about as long as an after din
ner speech. Its seating capacity is limi
ted only by the number of people who can
get on II. The urbane, unit gentlemanly
conductor hits aft and uses one of his lithe
and willow legs for a steering ap
paratus, by which he guides the toboggan
borne way or rudder. It is easy to slide
down hill on ii toboggan. In fact, after
volt start down, you can't do anything eNe.
'I'rue, you could fall olf. That Is easily
done. The Hying machine is not high, so
von haven't very tar to lull. Still, it you
have to fall from a toboggan half way
down the slide, or else tall down stairs
with a kitchen stove, you take the stove
and the stalls every time. It isn't so ex
citing and It isu'tsosoon. The prince and
I walked Up the stairway for the purpose
of sliding don u the banister on a tarbog
gali. The president of the club look his
place alt, somebody said "let her go."
Then we stopped and the president
said. "How did wo like it I lett
my breath at the top of the slide and we
had to go up and get it. Then it was. a
great gasp:i'a Indies long, sticking in the
air like an icicle, just where I bad gasped
it when we started. I took it down, stuck
it into my left lung and began to breathe
again with great freedom. The toboggan
Is to anyother way of getting downhill
what Hying Is to going to sleep. If I was
in a hurry and it was downhill all the
way I would rather have a toboggan than
a pair of wings, any day.
I'. S. There Is usually an angel on the
toboggan Willi you, which lias a" tendency
to confirm the impression that you are
going down with wings.
We went to the granite rink and watch
ed tho curlers. Curling is a game that
will probably never become a general pop
ular sport. The maddening excitement
attendant upon tills thrilling pastime,
which seems to lie its great fascination,
debars any except the strongest lieadsand
steadiest nerves fiom venturing into the
seething malestrom of its reckless gaiety.
It is called curling because it makes your
hair curl to watch it. A man takes a bowl
der of polished granite with a handle to it,
and pushes it away from him. Then it
slides along on the ice. Two men with
brooms walk ilong in front of it and
sweep n dean place for it to slide in. An
other man says "Ay inon." He also re
marks at intervals, "Soup her oop." A
stranger once In a reckless hour joined a
conmanv of desnerate curlers. In an un
mumlcd moinent lie said "man'
guarded moinent lie said "man" instead
of "inon." The frenzied curlers at once
ft'' "S" chuokc'1
Hut then, nonsense aside, everybody
knows, who knows anything at all, that a
u'nn iiiusi, uu hi inu milliner oorn iu iip-
I' '' " "Ini,A.!!tU?uZ
curler. The barbarian can never be
taught to understand it and so his life
must ever remain incomplete. And even
an alien can see that it is more of a game
A Jinn Talti from tlm Wlnnoxkl Uridyl
His Injuries Probably Fatal.
A distressing accident occurred at the Wi
nooski bridge hist Thursday morning about
! o'clock. The iron work was practically
completed and the men were engaged iu
removing the trestle work when it gave
away and one of the workmen named
Daniel Collins fell with it. His lull cov
ered adistance of fourteen feet, but before
he reached the ice ids head struck a plank
standing on end and braced. A iter he had
readied the ice a heavy timber fell direct
ly across his legs. When picked up the
blood was Mowing freely from the unfor
tunate man's mouth, uo.se and
ears, and he was to all appear
ances dead. He was removed to
a houe, however, and a physician was
soon at hand, who pronounced life not ex
tinct. Kxaininatiou showed that the
man's skull was fractured and one leg
was broken in three places between the
knee and hip. The wounds were dressed
and everything possible was done for
him, but he did not regain consciousness
until toward tile close of the atternoou.
The physicians were unanimous in t lie
opinion that he could not recover.
O. M. Tinkhain.l
What are the reasons why so few grad
uates from the agricultural colleges be
come fat mer.s I think I can name some
j ot them: A farmer's boy knows the hard
' ships of a farmer's life; lie bus turned
, the grindstone before hrmkfust, milked
the cow.s in the morning in w inter when
the mercury was hunting the bulb in the
I thermometer, and lie doesn't like it. lie
sees only the fair side of other occupa
tions (he will learn later that they all
, have their liard lines), and lie thinks he
' will take the brighter, easier life. An-
oilier reason is in the Idea that a man who
goes to college naturally takes some pro
lession, and ihat larming does not need a
college education. Again, lie may not be
ambitious, and those be lias known as the
honored the judges, senators, governors,
presidents have been professional men.
and he sees only that path to riches and
honor, and does not recogui.u the fact
that it is not the path so much as the per
son who treads it that reaches the heights.
He sees tho success but notes not the
failures. Again', I do not believe a man
can be made a thorough, practical farmer
llt IlMy C()1U.K L. vvvn though it may have
, a f.mu and experiment station attached.
j 1 he farm is tire place for that, and the
i better the vouu.' man is ciniiniicd men
tally, and the keener Ids intellectual tools
hhariiencd by discipline, the better is
i... ...mlnncd for his work ami the morn
probable (all other things being equal) his
'I In) Weather for .limitary.
The following is tho summary of the
local weather record tor last mouth, as
lurnislicd by W. H. Gates, observer tor
the United States signal service: Mean
temperature, . 1K1 ; maximum tempera
ture, 53, j on the 5th ; minimum tempera
ture, 20.0 on tho lUlh ; range of tempera
ture ol.ii ; prevailing wind, south ; total
rainfall and melted snow, 1.0s. inches ;
average daily rainfall .051 inches ; num
ber of days on which (Mil inch or more
rain fell, 12; total snowfall during tho
month, 11 inches. i.uniir nalos were,
noted on the 1.1th, Ii'.tli and lsth, Tho
heaviest rainstorm ol the month occurred
on the Ith and 51 h, when ii.1 inches, or!
more than one ball tne total amount :
of rain fell. The heavie-t snow
storm came on the Pth, and was
very general throughout New Kng- '
iiuni. .M-ariy ine enure auiouiii m
snow (luring i no moiiin leu in inis siorm.
An compared w.ih January, lsbft, the rain
fall was neatly three-miiiitcrs of an i licit
I smaller, winie the uu
an temperature was
about three degrees lower. Jn general it
may be said that the moiitli was cluirac-
-1 j--' "Tm or. ',5
"'hid, are snpposedNo belong to January.
My wife was ei-j bad with the rhcuunitlsiii
and neuialk'ia. so .hi' koulil but Jn-t fi t up.
with pains .a hnr hack ami limb and around
herlieait. Mie took two bottles ot your nied
ieine, Atlilophoios, and hus iry much better
tluhtaway, W IS. Moimlcy, I.yuie, N. II.
UNITP.II STATICS OOUItT.
G'iihch Noted for Trial at till) l'liliriiary
Turin A Decision.
The following cases have been noted for
trial at the February term of I'lilted
States Court, which opens In this city
Tuesday, Feb. !KI, at ID o'cluck a. m. Fzra
Miller vs. the St. .lohiisbury nnd Lake
Cliatnplalii railroad company; George W.
Hendee, receiver of the Vermont National
bank of St. Albans, vs. the First. National
bank of St. Johiisbury ; the same vs. the
National bank of Midtllchury; the same
vs. the National bank of Dnuidou; the
same vs. the Master National bank of Rut
land ; tho same vs. the I',issuinp-icSaviligs
bank of St. .lohiisbury; the same vs. the
St. Albans Trust coinpaliv ; the same vs.
A litis O. Uraliierd of St. Albans.
Of these nine cases probably not more
than two will be tried, the llrst named and
one of the Vermont national bank cuscm.
I he same point lieliik at Issue ill these a
decision in one practically decides them
all, and it is understood t ii.it the case of
the First National bank of St. Johiisbury
will be made a test ease.
It will lie remembered that nil assess
ment on the capital slock of the Vermont
National, lor the benellt of .depositors was
ordeied May P.', of .luu per share, one-halt
payable in days, and the balance in ISO
days. The stock is held mostly by various
National banks In the Sta'e, which loaned
Iiradley Harlow, large sums of money to
carry on bis Canadian railroad enterprise.
The shares held by theso several institu
tions were transferred to them by Uradley
Harlow as collateral security for the loans
effected. The various banks held a con
ference in tills city and decided to contest
the assessment of the stock held by them
on the ground that they were not bona
lide stockholders, but that they held the
stock merely as collateral. Asa result of
this decision the above suits were entered
at the October term and noted for trial at
the February term.
.Ilidere Wheeler lias denied the anneal of
the insurance companies ip.-iilnst the l--(XIU
verdict given Hubert Fitton for the
burning of his mill at Cambridgeport.
The companies are now going to the
Tliu Late (fliul-Ko W. Ililllllps.
The late (leorge W. Holmes, whose
death has already been noticed iu these
columns, was the only .child of John
Holmes of tills city. Ho came to this city
from Johnson, Vt., In 1S74 and accepted a
position as clerk iu Whitten iV Son's glove
stoic. In ls7!) lie purchased an interest,
the new Ilrm carrying on business under
the name of (icorge W. Holmes A: Co.
and he continued iu business hero until
about' two years ago, when he sold out his
interest to II. K. I'ercival !v; Co. He then
accepted a position with Hrown, Duirell
io Co. of Hoston, with whom lie remained
until several months alio when he in com
pany with several other gentlemen of Lit
tleton, N. II., established a glove
business In that place under the Ilrm
name of lieorge W. Holmes ic Co. His
prospects were very flattering, but failing
health compelled liliu to give up
business and he came to Ins father's
iu this city, after which he con
tinued to fall rapidly until ids death.
He was u member of the F.than Allen F.n-!
liine company, tliemeinbersof whicli have I
been unremitting in their kind ministni
tious during ids illness, and lie was deserv
edly popular with all the members of the
company, and indeed with all with whom
he came in contact. He leaves a wife and
Tiie funeral of the late George W.
Holmes was held from the residence of ids
father, John Holmes Vridaj afternoon,
Rev. Charles F. Carter, pastor of the Col
lege street cliurch, olliciiiting, music was
furnished by a quartette consisting of
Miss Lemon, Mrs, Sibley, W. A. Shaw and
T. C. Pease. The bearers were Dr. J. C.
Rutherford, Robert Roberts, F. II. Wells
and II. J. Slianley, and Superintend
ent Wheeler had charge of the funer
al. The remains were placed in the re
ceiving vault in Lake View ceme
tery. The llornl offerings were ela
borate and gave ample testimony
of the esteem in winch the deceased was
bnbl. A iiliinbf.r nT I tin ili.lf.ns wir, lnriri.
artistic and of great beauty. Among
them were a large pillar ot variegated
(lowers and a large basket of beautiful cut
dowers from the lornier employes of the
deceased, Hrowu iV Duirell of Hoston, a
line Moral pillow from the employes of the
Ilrm of which the deceased was a partner
ut Littleton, N H., a large and elegant
basket of doners from the Kthan Allen
F.iiL'ine company of which the deceased
was an honored member, a beautiful
wliile cross from Mrs. M. Thompson, be
sides a number of smaller baskets and
The It ii 1 1 nml County sniu-uiuc Court.
Rl TI.ANIi, Feb. 5. -The session of the
Supreme Court for Rut laud county, closed
to day and a decision was gi en by Chief
Justice Koycc, in the famous O'Ncil rum
case, alllriuing the judgment of the Coun
ty (Joint. John O'Ncil, driven out ot the
State by liquor prosecutions, started a
saloonin Whitehall, N. V., and shipped
liquor in jugs lo Ktltl.mil by express C. O.
D. As the Rutland saloons were nioMly
closed by aclle prosecutions, he did
a thriving bisinesn. In September lss'j,
just before Christmas, a large num
ber of sealed jugs were seized on
tiie arrival of train. O'Ncil was afterwaids
caught in the Stale and sentenced on ."07
convictions for a second olleiise of selling
liquor, to a Hue of -iilt)0, and costs, with
two months' imprisonment, with an al
ternate sentence of over fifty years at the
House ot Correction. He appealed and iu
an argument bclorc the Supieme Court ol
the country, January, lsst, the judges
stood tie, two against two, and before the
general term there was another tie, three
against three. Since then Judge Ked
lield resigned ami Walker succeeded
him, so that the tie was broken and a
result reached. The decision holds that
the sending of liquor fiom New York to
customers in Vermont, by express C. ().
D. is iu legal elfect the sale of that liquor,
and that the express company Is the agent
of the seller and not the purchaser In Ver
mont. O'Nell will take the case to the
l ulled States Supreme Court on a writ of
c nor, claiming that the decision is iu cou-
lliet with the Tinted Mates constitution
relating to interstate commerce. This
was allowed and the bond Itxcd at .10,0i0,
A Miocliliii; Accident.
Charles St. Peter, aged 15 years whose
father resides on the farm of L. A. iS: A.
A. Drew in South Hurlingtoii. was the
victim of a shocking accident last Satur
day. He started lor the woods about a
quarter of a mile distant with a bandsled
and an axe and when he reached the hill
about half way to the woods lie got on the
sled to take a slide. When pint way
down tho hill the sled struck an nbtrtic
Hon and tipped over, throwing the. boyoff
in such a way that the blade ot the axe
struck him on one of his thighs close to
his body, indicting a ghastly wound six
inches long and about two niche.-, deep.
I ii men iiioiuseiy nun ine ooy lainieil
away. How long lie remained there Is
not know n exactly, but his nun her. be
coming alarmed at his prolonged absence
,.,T ,,. ,i ,...' r... ..... , ,.
; Wlien she found him 'uiii-iiusfiniis .it 1 1...
htt,,10 f the accident Af
city was summoned ami he
fter trying in
she went to
help, and the
Hi iggs of I his
ity was summoned and he found that the
wound was so serious thai all use o the
limb was gone. Whether this will be per
manent or not can not be .stated at pres
ent but the chances are considered tavora-ble
THE NEWS IN VERMONT
MATTERS OF INTEREST
IN OUR OWN
ltnllrimd Aiiiiiliitiii('iitn Oiili'ilonlii
County Toiiiiiraiii n Soi'lely.
St. Amians, Feb. 4. James H. Lang
don of Montpeller has been elected llrst
vice-president of the Central Vermont
railroad, and chairman of the finance
committee; Kdward C. Smith of St. Al
bans, second vice-president of that
company, assuming Jiis duties February
1st, The latter gentleman has been more
or less connected with President Smith's
ollice for some time past, and has execu
tive ability and is amply qimlillcd lo fill
the responsible position to which he has
been elected Herbert Hrainerd or St.
Albans has been appointed general bag
gage agent to succeed C. H. Swift de
ceased. CiiIimIiiiiIii County Iriiiiieriiiiin Society.
Sr. JollNslifltV, Vt., Feb. 4. The 50th
annual meeting ol the Young Men's Tem
perance association of Caledonia county,
was held here to daj , and organized with
W. L. Pearl of St. Johiisbury as presi
dent, A. H. Aldrich of Hurke, secietary
and treasurer. Reports from the several
towns showed good progress in temper
ance work. County Commissioner J. P.
Otis reported the sales ot liquor through
the county agencies for the past year to
be iai.'J gallons valued at f.VXXl. Addresses
were made by the president and several
others, and strong resolutions were adopt
ed against the Use and sale of intoxicants,
Including cider. J. P. Otis of Hurke, was
nominated for county commissioner to be
voted for at the annual March meeting.
National (iuiiril lji rtliin.
St. Joiisslifiiv, Feb. 1. A meeting of
Company ;D.' Vermont JNatlonal guards
was held here to uiglit for electing a 1st
lieutenant to take the place of Lieut.
James II. Thompmn, resigned. Col. W.
I'. Fairbanks presided. Second Lieut.
John I). Orcutt, promoted to the ollice of
1st lieutenant received oy unanimous
vote. First Sergeant John Page was pro
moted to the ollice of 'M lieutenant. No
other business was transacted.
I'roin tho North l'art of (lie State.
Nolil'II Tiiov, Feb. !. A case of small
pox has appeared in Sutton, Que., II miles
from the border. Several persons have
The Hrowns, father mid son, who twice
broke jail in this county, the last time
from the new jail In Newport, Friday
night, were arrested at Monctotivllle,
Que., to-day by Canadian olllcers. While
eu route to Hroom county, Que., jail via
Kichford, they were rearrested by Oflicer
Chase and returned to their old qtinrters
The Woman's Relief Corps of Vermont
will meet at Drnttleboro Wednesday.
There were '.17 births, marriages and
5:1 deaths in Swauton during the year
(iood hay is worth $12.50 n ton in Swnu
.., ,,,i i,,,,i ti,r..ui..ii ",.. i'.ri,,,.u
The two oldest persons in Hennington
are Leland Fairbanks and Mrs. Simon
Morse. The former is in his pad year and
the latter is Pi years old.
The Addison County Temperance soci
ety will hold its annual meeting for the
election of olllcers and the transaction of
other business at Middlebury on Wednes
day, the 17th at LoU p. m.
Mr. Denning's hotel at Greenboro
Hond was damaged 575 worth by fire Mon
day. On cutting open a pumpkin recently,
Mrs. O. A. Grow of Fvansvillo found
three seeds with sprouts, and leaves start
ed. Rev. .1. W. Haley of ."Amherst. Mass..
will give a lecture "Fancies and Follies of
tiie Middle Ages," at the town hall in
Westminster Friday evening.
The woollen conman v of North Harland
manufactured and shipped 75 cases, con
taining over 40,000 yards of full cloth,
during the month of January.
O. N. Ward well at Judge Wheeler's
steam mill iu Jamaica is takim- iu logs at
the rate of about 10,0(10 teet a day and cut
ting them out almost as fast as received.
Malcolm Crawford, sou of Henry Craw
ford of Putney, 10 years old, while coast
ing Wednesday morning, was thrown
against a stone po:-t so violently as to
break his leg.
The amount of the duties collected at
the port of Kichford during the month of
January was iS12,751.;nS about double the
amount of the corresponding period ot
Mrs. Dudley ot Monroe killed a hen
last week anil found ill its crop 21 brass
shoe eyelets, a white button tn-ed on nil
uiiilerskii t, a bra-s ring, and a variety of
pibs and ueedlees.
Hrattleboro s "protective union of me-
! ''"'nies org.un.e. tnree cars ago to ouy
" "' "cciureii ,, ua inn
ol is per cent on purchases ami paid be
sides s percent on its capital stock.
The Caledonian Young Men's Temper
mice society that just held its annual
meeting at St. Johiisbury was organized
iu ls;;ii, and will celebrate its semi-centennial
at Lyudonville July 4.
The Grand Army Post of Ricliford is
making preparations for giving the war
drama entitled, "Light and Shadows of
the Great Rebellion."
The Full Mountain Paper company of
Hellows Falls have put in the large boiler
room ot their mills a heating apparatus
for utilizing the waste heat from the fur
naces. All the smoke now passes through
Hues similar to those used in steam boil
ers. Rev. Mr. Demerrit, formerly of Pawlet
and Castleton, lias accepted a call as pas
torof 'he Congregational church at Derby
at a .-alary of !000a year.
During the week ending Saturday last,
20s cars of merchandise for export trom
Canada to F.urope were bonded at St. Al
bans. Col. Albert Clarke, recently of the Hos
toii -Lin rtlscr. iias been appointed as
sistant to President Morey ot the Hoston
and Lowell railroad.
Ira Church, formerly a resident of Swan
ton but now living iu Kansas lias present
ed Jesse Jewett post of that place a ruler
made from a piece ot board taken from
the Ander.sonvillo dead line.
Post Haileyat North Troy held a camp
lire at their headquarters I'liday evening
last. An address by Dr..!. V. Riitlierlord,
medical director, Vermont G. A. It.,
speeches and music constituted the enter
tainment of tiie evening.
Arrangements have been made, and
Gov. Filigree v. ill sometime during tills
month delher an address at White River
Junction in the interest of the Grand
Army Post, and Col. S. M. Filigree will
I deliver one witli the same object at Hart
, ford village (luring next month.
The complaint against A'ro Heed of
Chelsea, the teacher in school district No.
1 !l, for assault on Richard Kennedy's son
I was wil hdrawn. the grand iuror having
I concluded that the teacher did not use ex-
eo-sive iorco in puuisuing ins pupil.
Tlm village census ot St. Johiisbury Is
completed. The record shows that for
the past year there liavo been 121 births,
sil deal lis and 12 marriages iu the village ;
there are 1127 families and tlio population
is l.liV.'. Add to tills the Stimmerville list,
s.iS.1, and the total population is 5127.
Linn, eight years old, sou of C. W.
Chadwick of licthel, while at play in
Aliial Putnam's barn last week received
a very severe Injury by jumping from a
liny mow on what lie supposed to be a
pile of straw but which proved to be a
wagon wheel covered with a little straw.
A little son of K, Heck of Westtuoro '
came near losing his life by biting olT the I
head of an earthen dog, which lodged In
his throat and was got out with difllcultyi
The largest amount of mall ever sent
from the postolllcc at llvde Park was sent
out Saturday night. About MM pieces
were marked to various parLs of the
United States and Canada.
The St. Albans District Ministerial As
sociation will bold lis next meeting at
lllghgate, commencing on Monday eve
ning, February 15, ssr,.
The number of birth" in Hellows Falls
(luring the past year, according to the cen
sus report, was is.i.
The Springlleld District Preachers' as
sociation will meet at Hrownsvllle, Mon
day evening next, at 7 p. m. and continue
to the 10th. There will be a sermon Mon
day evening by Hev. II. I''. Forrest.
('ill A ('. IIlllllll.il Ilf RlMlllllll't.lll llllll
! from i5 to loo bushels of o.its stolen from
his barn the niglil of January 'Jlth. No
trace of tiie robbers could be" discovered,
on account of the fall of a light snow.
runners should look well to their grana
Chester Mills of West Topshain came
near losing a span of horses last week by
their breaking through the ice on ids mill
pond, but fortunately they were rescued
with the help of a yoke of oxen.
The next meeting of the St. Johiisbury
uisinci .Ministerial association win be
held ut St. Johiisbury, Tuesday, Wednes
day and Thursday, February US, 17 and 18.
Mrs. Dr. J. L Perkins of St. Johiisbury,
the new president of the State Woman's
Christian Temperance Cninu, is lecturing
before the local unions of Windsor county.
The Ketchuin mare of Salisbury, three
years old, lias been sold tor .I000 to men
A pension of 4 a month, with ?100t.i7
arrears, has been granted to G. W. Per
rin ot Harre.
The American Unitarian association ot
Hoston has given :W volumes to the. Harre
An effort Is being made to organize a
music festival association In Montpeller.
and a meeting will be held this evening
to consider the matter. It has been sug
gested that a stock company be formed,
with 1000 shares at 1 a share.
The dwelling and outbuildings of W. L.
White of Grafton, farmer, with all their
contents, were burned Thursday night, the
family barely escaping. Lo-s partially
covered by insurance.
Deacon Abbott's son of EVt Cabot and
a young man from Harre were out one
Sunday morning recently, shooting at a
target. Missing their aim, the bullet en
tered the deacon's best cow in the stable,
and they were obliged to kill her.
The towns about Fair Haven are now
moving in the matter of a free public li
brary. Rutland is to hare one, for the
women of that town have said it. Hradon
wants one. Fair Haven will vote for one
at the aniiual meeting in March. l'atr
Patrick Keating, who some weeks ago
committed an indecent asstilt upon a girl
in Hartouand left for parts unknown just
in time to avoid the olllcers, was arrested
last Friday night at Franklin Falls, N.
II., by Olllcer N. M. Johnson of St. Johns
bury and brought to Hartou.
The Knights-of Labor progress rapidly
at Rutland and new members are being
added to tho organization every day. A
branch has been organized at West Rut
land and It is reported that Mr. Largan
lias gone to Hrattleboro to organize a
branch there. It is understood that other
places iu the State will have assemblies at
once including Hurlingtoii, St. Albans,
Rutland and Montpulicr.
Joseph La.Moider and Merritt Stowe of
Salisbury had some sharp words recently
over some wood w inch htowe agreed :o
deliver La.Moider, and the latter dually
assaulted Stowe, pounding him badly.
LaMoider was lined 5 and costs for as
sault, nud Stowe has brought suit for dam
ages. The alfair has created considerable
The house and barn of W. L. White of
(traltou were burned Wednesday night.
The lire caught iu theell and had gained
such headway that there was no chance
for the family to save anything besides
their clothing. They lived some distance
from any neighbors and badly froze their
hands and teet, the night was so cold.
The loss will be about -Hhj0, insured in
the Vermont Mutual.
There were two barrels of clam chow
der Used at the rink at Rutland Friday
evening. The entire receipts were ?:il0.
ls, and the net proceeds will probably be
from .ssi)to -? UX). Last year's clam chow
der realized about -ss5.
II. II. Hraiisliaw has been appointed
postal clerk on the route from Ks-ex Junc
tion to Hoston, and begun work Mon
day. Hratishaw tried to get another route,
Imt was appointed on this when Henry
P. Wilkiiis was debaiivd on account of his
age. Since Hradbury resigned tiie tegu
lar clerks have done th- additional worK
and will be glad to be relieved.
Charles Morse is station agent at Fletch
er, runs it grocery in tiie same building,
and is also postmaster. On Friday night,
after closing the station, Mr. Morse "and
family attended an oyster supper; during
their absence the store was robbed of
goods to the value of some sjo or over, the
company's money drawer was broken into
and about iisv) secured; the thief or
thieves also went up stairs and got 'M
of Mr. Morse's money. At l,it accounts
there was no clue to the rubbery.
The Veiimiiit Conforenri'.
Hishop Hurst, wlio is to preside a the
next session of the Vermont conference,
lias by request changed the time of its
convening from Aprn '2 to April 20
Tills pomler uomt vuru A tuiirvel ot pur
Ity, Mreuntli ami ivhuleumieiie-s. Mme econ
omical tliaii the iirihmtry km. s, ami cannot In
Kolil Iu compel. lion will the imiltuuilc of low
cost, short weik'lit iilmnor phosplm c liowilers
til iiiiru in cans, novo iioomi ro ntiu
, KM Wall M.. N. V
Copies of the WceU l'ree Press for Oct,-;
ml ;I0, ,1nss tocomplute our llles. tl
In tho history of proprietary medicines lias
any article met success at home equal to that
which lias been poured upon Moon's S.uisA-l-Alttt.t.A.
Why. such lias hern the siiccesB
of this article, that nearly i-vcry family In
whole neiRhborhoods have l.ceti taklm; It at
the same time, i'.very week brings new vi
ilenceof the wonderful curative properties of
I'.kst IN m dicH
of Die veritable
kingdom, and iu
as to derive their prcatcst medicinal effects
with thu least distill banco to llic whole sys
tem. In fact this preparation Is so well bal
anced in its action upon the alimentary
canal, the lit or, tho kidneys, the stomach,
the bowels and the circulation of the I loud,
that it brings about a healthy action of the
entire human nrgatiism, thai ran hainlj he
credited by tho.e who have net neen the ro
maikahle results that have fo'.loweit lis use.
If the Harsaparllla does not pi i c sufficient
ly laxative, take a few (lnesof llnnp's Vl (l
t.TAiu.i; i'M.i.s. It Is well In nil i i i-s of
biliousness to take these pills In ei'iiiicrtmit
wltu the .Sarsaparllla fur the last len days.
That dull, sleepy, sick feeling cm he wholly
overcome by the lie of these remedies. Will
luu give thtm a trial and ho yoursclt again?
An cx-aldcrniati of this city says of Hood's
Parsaparilla, "It Is tlio strongest Sarsapa
rilt.i I ever saw."
i:ach dollar bottle contains ono hundred
(averages) doses. Sold by all druggists.
Price ono dollar, or six for f.e dollars.
Hood's Sarsaparilla, prepared only byC
I. HOOD & CO., Apothecaries, bow .11. Mass.
ytyUso Hood's Tooth-Powdek.
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STATUARY A SPECIALTY.
A Special looling- is called at
t lie ollice of
T. S. PECK,
166 College St., Burlington, Yt
At which every member of the
Burlington Coasting and To
And all interested in the manly
and exhilarating out-door
sports an respectfully in
vited. A .special des
patch having- been
Travelers' Insurance Company
Of Hartford, Conn..
To insure these gentlemen
accti i :rvrj !
'Phis meet injr should have a full
at t cudancc, as husincss of
great importance can lie
A Word to the Wise is Sufficient.
Insure Now !
DELAYS ARE DANGEROUS.
PFR NET GUARANTEED 1
cent MONEY WANTED
TO LOAN on KlllsT-i. I ss mj.r. c l HKAI.
ITAT SKCrttiT i at i lKlit per cent. Net
W. V. Lippincott, Jr.,
Real Estate & Loan Broker,
KANSAS CITY, MO.
Coiiespiiiiileiue miIiciiciI. prompt anil ac
curate mli'i matioii fiiinwhi (.
Semi tur circular cuiilaniing lit . t eastern
1 heroliy ulienutiee that 1 liue uicn my
Mm (hit t.. i'aell, his tin e ilurinir the re
maliiilei' ot Ids. luluurit) ami rhall pay no
PUN of hli. lontraetllur iiltci HHs ihite.
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