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MIDDLEBURY KEGISTBR, JANUAltY 1, 188(5.
Vol. LI. County ZTcws. Bridport. AVatson Hiiiiillton is nn tlic gain. John AVright ls homo froin 3lontrcal on u vlslt. Mrs. Dr. Townsend, who has becn quite sick, Is Iinproving. Our landlord caused his eellar to lic draincd thls week by laylng tlie across thc road. All who desire to subserlbe, or to pay up the arrcars for the Hkuistkk, may call on O. E. Taylor. Tho exerclses at tlic Christnias treo on Thursilny evenlng, Dee. 2 l, were a suc ccss, and Santa Clause dld nobly. The reading and sltiging at. tiie Cong rcgatlonal church Tuesday evenlng, Dee. 29, were flne, although tlic audience was small. It wiis good enotigh to pleaso a lnuch larger onc. Bristol. Jliss Jennio Grow ha been quite slck. Slxyoung colleglans froin Middlebury vrcro in town last weck. MIss Emma I'ldloy is spcnding her school vaeatlou at hoine. MUs Sarah Averill i In Rutland tbls week, vlsitlng relativcs. liovival meetings are hold tbls week at tho Advent church. Wlll. Chase bas moved into Dr. Prlnie's houso on Xorth street. I5and meetings are beld Mondny and Saturday even'uigs. Tho cantata, "ltlrth o C1irit," wlll be glven Friday evenlng at llolly hall. Thero is a prospoet of throo new housos being ereeted on l'ine street next season. AViliner Tueker has nearly recovered Iroin his rocent sickness. X. F. Dtmshee rcmcmhcrcd his clorks Christnias in gifts of fur eaps and eadi. The nicdieal fraternity roiiort considor nble sickness in this vieinity. Fred. Ilanimond of Middlebury was in town over the Snbbath, the guest of A. E. Grow. C. K. Myers lm :l sjck horso, at this presont writing, tbat he wlll probably lose. Ezeklol llanehett ha so far recovered Ironi his broken leg as to go about the streets on crutches. E. II. Dunton will open photograph rooms over Farr llrothers' store in a few days. Hie liaptist pastor and his wlfe arc to be absent in AA'estern Xew York for two ivccks. Tliorc is a deal of grumbllng Uinong Uie wood and log men because.df the acarcity of snow. Jamcs flain ls no better. Another council of doctors is to bo callcd soon in his casc. Mrs. Clarissa Eastman, 05 years of age, llving on Church street, is quite sniart thls wiutcr for her age. Mrs. Parmelee is quite feeble. Mrs. Gauthier is gaining slowly. Jaiues T. llarlow and Alva lliish arc both in de cllning health. .Sixteen little jrirls and boys, the Sun- dav-school class of Mrs. ltowull, called on her Chrlstina", and presented hevl with a nice pickle castor. The Christnias trees at tho Haptist and Methoilist churches woro attended by large audienco. Ihe exerclses, espec- ially by the children, woro very intorest- ing, and all woro delighted. Cornwall. Mrs. V. F. Lewis and son of Hutland are in town vlsitlng Mrs. LewU' inother, Jto, .1. 15. Ilolley. Mis Sarah Guernsej- K speiiding tht winter at II. E. Sanford's as teacher of private school. Uollo Joues liau a vcry uarrow escapo on Mondny. While drlvlng a horso owned bv Mrs. M. II. Portor, it took frlght, upset the carriago and ran hoiuo ficattering portions of tho vehiolo alon; its oourso. It reaehed the barn without lujury to itself, but tho lad's wrlst was qiilte badly Pjiraincd. II. F. Sanford, brother of Mrs. J. 15 Ilolley, and son of Daniel Sanford, a for mer well-known rcsldent, dled at his rcs- dence in Galesburg, 111., the 1st of I)e coinber, after a short illness with conges- tion of the braln. Ile leaves a son and daughter. IIIs wife, who wnsMissEllen Atwood of Shoreham, dled a few years sincc. Tho drumatlc ciitertalninent given Tuesday evenlng, Dec. 29, at tho town hall by the Y. W. C. T. U. was a docided success. The houso was lllled with an appreclative aiullcncc. The flrst part of tho iirogrammo consisted of recitatlons, nuislc and tableaux, whlch were llnely reudcred, followed by tho drauia, "Our Folk," wlth the following east of char acters : C'npt. Thoinson, u rctlrcd d1ili-miiHtor, A. V. Konto. ilrn. Tliompson, kooiI uh ihl. ll&tl .Tuiuiln llrowil. Hnrrj' Tliompson, tliclr son, II. W. l)i IMiil. dmt.ThnninHmi'ti inun-ot-nll.work. Driiko. l.U. Uiiiiiblin. lllrnm Snmll, a mlll owncr, J. K. Spuny. Ciipt. liU'upor, a retlruil Calironilnn, C. K. Siuiiimon. lrd. unpt. hiucpur, "iiojiini? aKiuiiHi nope. .11 is ss Aildlo Ilmlburt. ToiWy, j llecky, tho tom-boy, l tlialr clillilrcii, l C. II. l'arkill, -MlsH Marj' A. Ilrown. Ilulda I'runo. tull of her 'Oini)llini'nlM, Wlllv Ynrk. Hllnsliod. but wlllillL'. JIlss AilUlo K. l'arkill. All parts wcro adinirahlyoxecutcd. Tho parts of Teddy and 15ecky aro worthy of spcclal notlcc asbeing exeoptionally well sustaiucd. East Middlebury. Mrs. Lewis Icno is vcry low wlth eon- sumptloti. G. AV. Abbott is suuerlng froin a very scverc attaek of a cbronlc dllllculty con tracted in the latts uiipleasantiiess. F. C. rartrldgo of Hutland spent Christ nias wlth his inother. Several frlends alled to wlsb hiin Merry Christnias and pend a few nioinents soclally. At tho tlic rlnk Saturday nlght Dee. 20, a nlco arni-cbalr was voted by the skatcrs to tho la.iest nian In Last Mid dlebury. F. H. Piper, tho buteher, got the chalr and was carriod ofl In it. Thero was a very pleasant party at 1. 11. Cloycs' on Christnias day. Ainong thoe prosent woro A. Sniead and faiully, 1$. Eastwood and fanilly, C. llutnp and faiully froin Salisbury, E. C. Stcvcns and wlfo of Massachusctts, G. F. Teague of Xew llainpshiro, C. 1. Parker and faiul ly of I'ort Ilcnry, N. Y., .1. E. Parker and fatnlly of AVhlting, Mrs. lioborts of Sara toga, X. V., and othcrS'froni Middlebury, in all about ,'(2. Thero wa a C'hristinas trec, well loaded wlth nicc and uscful pre sents. About 2:110 o'clock tho eoiupany were suiiiinonod to partako of tho sub- tantials of llfo. whloli were in abund- tneo and variety too nunieroiis to nion- tion. It was voted tbat all had a flne tlme and tbey left inany wlshes for the happiness and a Merry Christnias forMr. md Mrs. Cloycs. Lincoln. Miss Xellie Garland washoino last weck for a short visit ; alo Mrs. Carrie Poet md Miss Katio Gearv. Miss Alborta Sargcnt is .attending chool at Watorburv: Miss Mary J. Hur- dick at Stowe and Miss Mabel Johnson it Warren. I'ho Sabbatb school at the south part ol the town liail a i nristma ireoon n,i7jr, Manbriaul. Ibo day evenlng, Deo. 25. Thero were thiKjnj,. ,,rUt llM ,,. ustial exerclses of seaking, etc, and tlu treo wa well laden wilb gifts for both (oachers and scholars. I'he .M. K. Sabbatb school beld a very pleasant ontertalimient at tbc church on Christnias eve., conistiiig of speaking ind reading by the scholars, au essay by Mrs. S. M. Wllbur and singiug by tbc choir. A numher of liresents, u'-eful md oniamcutal, woro displnyed and pre sented to tho children after tho other xercies. New Haven, Ovettc Chapln is convalescent. The whoopiug-eougli is prevailing to a considerable oxtent in district Xo. 2 The young pcoplo givc their cantata, "Ilirth ot Chrlst," rcceutly rondered horc, in llristol thls (Frlday) higliL Commuuion scrvices will he observod next Sunday. There will bo soine addl- tions to tho church on tbat occasion. Moses DoPouteo has niado a fine adtll tion to his houso by putting a consorva torv upon tho south sldo. Ile leaves town thls week to canvassforthoCaniers Ilump nursery. Prcscnt appearancis would indicate tbat Walker & ItoothV new barn and press at the depot will he ready for busl nessus soou as fariners can move their harles Walt and Miss Lucinda Woth' rbeo woro inarried Christnias eve. ( conuratulato the bride. Ono inr7-iiig wisely and well should he well ll'ii'-ec upou through llfo. The school on Town hill, taught bv Miss Hoyt of Panton, gavo a pleasant en tertalumoiit 'hritnias eve., cons'istiiig of recitatlons, declainations, tableaux, etc with a Christnias treo. Il'roiu miothur vorrL'syiinilent. l'orilvce 11. liottimi is at liomo on a va cation from Ilarvai'd college. .Mr. and Mrs. Heury E. Wasbburn havi returned to Saratoga, wherc they will probably reiualn during the comlu year. Whooplug cough has broken out on Town hill and thieatens to disturb tbc poace of tho school children considerably in tliat district. Charlos W'aU and MUs Lucinda Woth erbee wcro inarried Dec. 21, 18S5, by ltcv C. S. Sargcnt at tho roldonco of the brido's fatlier, Paul M. Wotherbce. Mrs. Calvln Siuiic,r now lu her 03d year, Is in rpiite comfortablo health, and is gaiuing somewhat tho uso of her rlght wrlst, which was broken by a fall las May. Tho winter terin of lleeiuan academy has oponed wlth ipiito full nuiiibors. Mr, lloflhagle is popular wlth tho students under his charge. Ile is giving tho stu dcnts special drill in reading thls terin The Hooth brothers of Ferrisburg!! are pressing quite a quantlty of hay iu tho north part of town, witli a movablo press for C. W. Mason, I. M. ICnowles and others. They pay 811 to.$12 at thefanu ers' barns. -Mrs. Ueorgo v Jiammoiul will soou joln her husbaud in Chlcago. IIo has se- cured a sltuatiou thero in tho cmploy tho Pulluiau Palaco Oar company. Mrs llamiuond has been stopping wlth her fatlier, S. 15. M. Cowles, thls gummcraml fall. West Addison. E.ra Pecuo is iinproving slowly, as is also Mrs. John Tatreau. Little Carrie, daughter of Guy Ilarrls, is very slck wlth a sore throat. Thero aro ono or two cases of whoop ing cough. Miss Sliaw, grand-laughter of llcv.Mr. Walker, ls teachlng In tho Vandcrhoof district. John Wrlght, with his scvoral hclpers, H very busy pleklng turkcys. They drcss from four to tlvc liundred cvcry day. Mr. and Mrs. Ellza Storrs of Westport, X. Y., and Mrs. Ph(cbo A. Goodalc spcnt Christnias day and evenlng at C. X. Goodalo's. Whllo crosslng tlic lake at Port Frank lin, Dec. 20, John Sears drowned his teani, valned at $1100. He had been to Port Ilcnry. The next tlnie tliat young nian gocs to soe his glrl he had better east, a qulet glance tinder tho loungo to sce If her lit tle brother ls not concealed there. Orwell. Our selcotinen liave paid In all for slx sbeep from tbc dog fund of tho town for shoop klllod by dogs durlug tho past oar, wlillo tho yoar prcvlous not a sbeep was roported as kllled. John Wetbeibce, who Is spondliig his school vaeation at his liomo (Hev. S. F. Calhoun's) wo learn took a prlzo at the :xeter (X. II.) academy of 92" for his hlgb standing in his classcs. Success to hiin. C. F. Snilth of Xew Ilavon l canvas- ing thi town and Shoreham for Perry & Spaulding's school niaps. They are recominended by several proinlnent town school Miperiiitendents, ainong theiu G. Klmball of our own town. Mr. Snilth i also gettliig subseribers for AVatson's faiullv atlas. Col. V. 15. Wright is very slck, and duriug a part of lat week his lifc wa dosiaircd of by hi )hyslclan, Doctors Woodward of Hraudon and Vincent of Orwell, but at tbls writing hi caso is consiiloicd inore hopeful. I5ut bo is by no inoans out of danger. His (lioas(. i nypvnu protration ellL'liMil mill-'rat veral years pat, Mi loken dow n and died n M. niy ol' naralvsU on Moudav. Ihv. 21, au I was burietl on Thui'-day of last weel funeral wa atti'lided at tho ;. Tl.e ' itlm ic a !ugc church. Ile leave-a widow an 1 amilv of son and daughter. lo lllHlll his deatli. The entertainmi'nt given by the ('on gregational Sunday-M'hool on ( 'bn-lnia- eve. was well atlonucu at tne iowii nau ind Ibo audience were favored with sing. iiir nv tlie clioir, eousisimg oi .ur. anu Mrs. II. '1'. Cutts. W. C. Ilack, F. Ocliam- pauuh. Mis(.j Eva and Lena Abliev, with Miss Joimie Warner as orgauUt. They gavo several flue Ohristmas pleees, which were apparently highly appreciated by tlie audience. Miss Caro Coniaford also irave a sniemiKi Liinstmas soug, .uss lonnlo ltoyco ollloiatlng at tho cottage organ. Several recitatlons were given by mombers of tho Sunday school. Miss Gortrudo Stcvcns recited a Christnias pieco vcry nicely and Jennle Pluo recited scripturo conuectod with the birth of Chrlst, doing herself credit, whllo little Gracc Lewis falrly brought ,down tho houso in a recitation entltled "The lloli- davs." Master Jay llranch also spoke "The Mariner's Dreain" to the entire sat. isfaction of the audience, if tho choerhig ho got at its close was any criterion to judgo from. Tho distributionof presents occupied necessarily a long tlnio, Charlos Ix!wis otllciating as Santa Claus very creditalily. -Many of the presents woro K-ory llne, as our pooplo vorj" gonerally ueu this mediuiii for dlstriljuting pres ents ainong tho diircreutmembersof their respective families. Tho suppor was al so an attractivojfeaturo of tho evenlng' entcrtaiumeut and dld credit to tho com inittee iu charge of it, but nono appeared to enjoy this any moro thau tho younger ones, it we may judgo trom their sjiarli ing brigbt oyes. West Cornwall. Stella Pobln-on is seriously 111 with typlioid l'over. Mr. and Mrs. Will Wallaco have latoly spcnt several days iu Minevillo, X. Y visltiug relativos. Mr. and Mrs. J. AV vlsited at Dr. X. D. '. Pcck havo latoly Peek's lu Ticonde roga. F. S. Haskell is iiidlsposed, but it hoped ho will not swell the list of slck ones. AVm. DeLong is makiiig rapid strldo toward a comploto recovcry from his inany recciit ills. The loads aro getting good agaln and travel ls brisk as usual, and overybody hooes this will contlnue, or tliat we c 'au have snow. Mr. and Mrs. C. II. Halllday of Uoston cainc on Saturday for a fow days' visit to thc old homo and aged inother and other relativcs here. .Alrs. Merrill liiiigham has becn for a number of days iu Crown Polnt caring for her fatlier and mother, w li aro in very poor health. Tho roads wero so bud and it was so cold at Christnias tbat vcry little stir was made, yet Santa Claus was here and inany honies wero niado happy and young faces were brighter for his coinlng. Cards arc out for tho marrlagc, toinor row (AA'ednesday) evenlng, of AV111 E. Taylor, fonnerly of thls placo, to Mabel McDonald of AVhlting. His frlends wish hlm a long lifc and a happy ono In his new relation. The Ladlos' Uilon Aid socicty, which was to havc niet wlth Mrs. Marinn Hob. inson AVcducsday aftcrnoon, whlcli tlic slckness of her daughter prevcnted wlll meet wlth Mrs. Elizur Peck Thursday nfteruoou. Verqennes.. A little chlld of llancy Fortln dled last Mondny. It had whooplng cough. Mrs.' Sally Warner of Panton ls stop- Ing lor the winter at tho Stcvcns Houso. Taiiics G. Spauldlng and wlfo of Bur lington and Chas. Stono aro spending few days In town. Chas. Snilth, tlic tolegrapli opcrator at tho Stcvcns Houso, ls suflerhig wlth soro cyes caused by liillaniinatlon. This clty is blcsscd wlth scven doctors, besldes two vctcrlnary surgcons. Slck ness ouglit to give us a widc bcrth. A little boy named Hayes, son of Ed. Ilayes, had two of his ilngers cut oll' wlth a clrular saw in tbc Shadc Itollcr factory. Panton, West Addison and Chlnmoy Polnt arc to have a daily niall after Jan. , 1880, from Vergennes. Xow they havc tri-weekly mail. Mrs. 11. A. Pcters, slster of X. G. Xor- ton, is vcry slck wlth fcver. Sbo has been slck several weeks. It Is earnestly hoped slio wlll soou recovor. The creek is frn7.cn over again and tho boys aro having a llne t'uno skatlng; but thero aro dangerous air lioles and the ut niost cautlon should he observed to avold tliem. liov. Mr. Taylor of Philadclphla bas been given a call to proside over St. Paul's parish. IIo olllciated in their church last Sunday, alted by Aarou 15. Clark, a miuUtcr in prosjiect. K. C. Scott has had vonison on salo for a few davs and the bovs havo had lots of fun wlth L. O. Thompsou of AVeybridge, of whoui Scott bought the vonison, tell lng hiin tbat the gamo constable, Fiher, was after hiin. John Sears, Jr., of West Addison, got his span ot horsos Into tht! lake whllo cro--mg on tlto lce to oru Mate a weeK igo last Sunday. Tlioy pcrNhcd beforo h"lp caine to asist hiin. Thorc bas bcon no cros-lng on Ihe lce north of Cliiiunev Polnt as vet. irrnm ithotlii'r Corre-poiident. ( 'lii i-tmas nigbt, at tbc State reforin choid, was an occasion of uuusital in- lere-t. Ibo capacious and handsonie hapol was lilled with scholars and visi- tors. 1 bo Christnias trees were arranged in the rear of tho platform, with their burdeu of gifts, while the cvergroon irchway in front, with Hothlehem's star is tlie keystone, made a beautiful jiic- lure. Ibo exerclses consisted of a ser vice intersper.sed wlth scripturo readings md responses. llev. Mr. 1'obertson mado brief and appropriate reinarks. Miss Lyon pri!sid(!d at tho piano, accompaniod by Willle Fairbank on tho clarionet. Tlie dUtribution of tho gifts was full of in- torest to all, especially to tho happy boys md glrls who were so bountifully re- membered by friends and relativcs at home. Thc prciient.s were uscful. and nll wcro roinombercd ; scholars, teachers iiud olllccrs. The reinarks of Supt. Fair bank at the close of tho exerclses, were tiniely and well cxprcssed, showing con- clusivoly tbat ho fully realized the grav ity of the charge contldod to his caro by the people of tho Statc. Tlie impression left upon the ininds of thoso presont was, tliat he desired to do all in his powcr to make tho school a real roformatory, and of lastlng good to each meinber. Tho entire alliiir pased oll' agreeably and was highly coinplimcntary to all con cerned. Weybridge. Chauneey Stewart, fonnerly of this town, now of Iowa, is at his inother's, Mrs. Uelen Stewart. Soine changes are being niado at tho basenient of the M. E. church, which will niako it a niucli more deslrable placo to meet in. Presldlng-Klder Hennett preached at tho M. E. church on Tuesday ovoning. Xine persons wero baptized aud joiuod the church. Charles Ticr raised tbls year 21100 bush els of oats from ;10 acros of land and 400 buhels of barley froin ninc acros : 3520 liounds was thc woight of seven hog sold to parties at vergennes. Can any- body rale theso llgures? Ihero will be a bowl and spoon party at tho parlors of tho M. E. church on AA'ednesday evenlng, Jan. 0. All aro iu vited. 15ill, 25 cents. The coinmitteo aro: AA'm. J. Xcwton, Geo. 1J. Thorne AVill A. Sheldon, AV. 15. Chlld and Irvlng Stewart. John Green, tho veterau horso tauier, has been at Albert and W. 0. Sturdo- vant's driving some colts, wlth his usual suecoss. Theso colts aro bloodod stock and cousidered valuablo; but they cau be safelv trustod with Jolinnie, who knows just how to brlng theiu in. General County Items. Soiuo l'lpton iieojdo aro lllling tl:elr ice-houses. They llnd tho ico cight or nino luclies thlck. Tliorc are 2200 volumes iu tho Vergennes library, whlch was founded.Tuuol, 1870, with 121 volumes. " Tho Vermont Investnient and Guaran teo company of Orwell, of which C. E. Ilush is cashier, has lncreased its capital stock to 150,000. Itov. Mr. McGregor,pastorof thoMeth odist church at X'ortli Ferrisburgh, got a bag of silvcr amounting to 57.50 on tho treo at tho Ohristmas exerclses of tho Sunday school. A inonumcut to tho lato Elder Hulburd, for inany years a praminont Mothodist clergyman in tlils sectiou, has just becn placed In tho north cemctcry at AVey- brldgo. It ls mndo of onc solld blook of granlte. 'Uie rcport rcccntly publlshed, tliat thc State board of agriculturc would hold a mectlng In Middlebury thls winter is not true. 15ut ono mectlng will bc hcld In a county and tbat for.thls wlll In allproba- blllty bo at Addison, tho lattcr part o February. AV. II. Merrltt, managcr ot tho Lake Dunmore llouse, had a hrgiily-prized Engllsh groj'-hound stolcn by two drum niers. Tliey learned tbat olllccrs were after tliem and sent tbc dog back to Hut land, wherc it remalncd tlll a few days ago, whcn tho owncr got track of It and wcnt down after his property. Ho has been ollbred $100 for thc anlniai. Statc Xlcvos. St. Albaus and Burlington both have toboggan slldes. lleunlngton has a special proecutor, Fraiikllu Scott. Tho total county tax lu Windsor county thls vcar ls 870,'i. Tho Salvation army has ro-opened its campaign iu lturlington. The now Burlington clty directory con tains 0000 naine.s, 1100 moro tiian the old ono. Tho Stato Spiritualist assoeiatlon liolds its next quarterly nieeting at Ludlow tho 2Jd, 2:td aud 21th of thls moutli. John Melgs, the St. Alhans boy who hot a sidc of his facc away accidentally rcccntly, has dled of his Injuries. Tho liouso of E. 0. Fay in Jericho was buriied last week. It has just been re furnished and tho los l large. Xot niucli was savod. liutland's villago trustees havo no moucy to u-e and a nieeting called to seo what slio uld bo dono about it adjourned without action. Considerable imirovoinent bas latoly been niado in tho avlum for tho insano it 15rattleboro. The presont number of Inmates is 4:(t. Tboinas Fox, omployed at tho woolen mills in Winooski, fell into a ttib of hot dve-stulV Saturdav aftcrnoon and was badlv scalded. I5urglars blow opeli tho safe of Dentii- son I5ros., uiercliants at Pittsford, last Thursday nlght,, but were frightoned otl' bofore they had taken the contonts. Tlioro was $000 in tlie safe. Martin Grillltli was unloading a safo at AVolcott, tho other day, wheu tlie skid gavo way and the safe fell upon his ann, cruliing it so tbat amputatiou was nec- essary. During a gamo of polo on the ico at Enosburgh Falls roccntly DonFassetand Irvinir Lawrencc camo tosrethor with such force as to break young Lawrcnco's collar bOno vcry badly. An unusual numler of drunks, at St. lolmsbury Christnias day, cau'ed a raid on the saloous, tlic result of which was flnes for selliiiK ainounting to $104 and the contlscation of 00 bottlos of becr. AVinooski is a good placo for homo mls slonarv work. Onlv a fow nionths ago it was the scenc of a pri.e llght, and last week a cock llght, in which .'W rounds were fought, took placo tliorc. Gcorgo E. Pelton and Fred. A. Field of Hutland announce their iiitention of start- ing The 'rrnwnte', a montlily of 04 pa ges, lu whlch the llterary llglits of the State wlll have a cliance to shine. I'lie Stato coinmitteo of tho V. M. O. A. has onranized with Prof. ilcnry Fair- banks for jiresident, O. L. Page, secrcta- rv and D. M. Camp, troasurer. A Statc ecretary is to bo cmploycd to look after tho old and organie now assoelatioii' Xortlitleld brakenian named Moody the other day reccived a dispatch intond- ded for the noted evangelist, whoso homo is at Xortlitleld, Mass., asking hlm to go to Louisvillo, Ky., and hold revival meet illgs. The Green Mountaln Stock Farm coiu pany has becn formed under the laws of Connecticut to carry on the buines started three years ago by tho Moulton Ilros. at AVest Handolph. Tho concern keeos a lariro hord of Jorsovs and make butter for the big Xew York hotels. Tho Rutland Horso Itailroad company has rcorganlzed. The prosent diroctors aro 31. Qulnn, T. J. Lyon, G. II. Cheuey. 31. 3IcKeogh, A. II. Tuttle, J. AA. Cram ton and J. C. Diiim. 31. Qulnn is presl dent;A. II. Tuttle, treasuror and J. X. Woodlln, secrotary of the corporation. Judgo Polaud and wifo, It is said, will spend tho winter at AVashington. Tho judgo has been prosident of tho First Xational bank in St. Johiisbury sinco its organizatlon, and it ls oxpected tliat bo wlll resiirn tlie Dosition wheu ho leaves, aud thero may bo other changes iu tho board of diroctors. Tlie custoins rcport for tho district of A'ermout for Xovcniber ls : Valuo of goods hnpoiied for consuniptlon, $;15 1,010; du ties, $i:i,03S.03; for warchouse and trans portation, $17,101; dutles, $10,327.05 ; for transportatlon and cxporation, $172,S15; dutles,$ 12,202 ; valuo of doniostioexports, $130,8SO. Fredcrick 3ray and his younger brother of Hancock and Eugeno Spencer of lloch ester wcro arrestcd the other day on tho charge of robbing clothes liues aud steal- Ing in tho latter placo. Spencer owned up and linplicated tho older May. Itotli theso woro llncd and tho other May boy was dlscharged. A "hauntcd houso" mvstery in Hines burg Is solvcil. For ton years Ellas 11 Palnier's dwclllng has been thc scenc of mystcrloiis rapplngs and other uncanny pnenoiiicna. I'cojiie havo flockcd from nilles around to hear the souuds. Xow it Is learned tliat a 10-year-old glrl In the fatnlly has been foollng tliem all this tlme by a series of clcver trlcks. AValtor Hadley shot Edgnr Hayes at Lyndonville Monday nlght, two balls cn terlng thc latter's head. Hudley clalms tbat Hayes called hlm out of tho houso and struck hlm twico, and then sliot at hlm. Hadly returned tho llro, kllling Ilayes Instantly. IJrass knucklos and Hayes' rovolver were found lylng bcslde tlic dead inan. Hadley dellvered hlnisclf up at onco. Thero hail been trouble bc tween thc nicn beforo. Siiperhiteiulentof Ediication Dartthas asked the president of the State AV. O. T. U. to get spcakers who will givo addrcs ses on the subjoct of "Sclcutillo Tcm porance Instructlon In Schools," at thc various educatioiml meetings to be beld by hlm throiigliout tho State. I5y thls nieans it is hoped to arouse a moro gen eral interost In tbls hnportant line of tomperanco work; and also to cuthusc teachers on their opportunlty, and how to use it in teachlng physiology under tlie new law. The grand jury ot tho Unlted States coui t at. Putland last week found two In dlctments ono of E. W. Snilth for steal- ing a registered letter from the postolllco it Gassctt's statlon last fall, and the oth er against I'rank Llbbyof St. Johiisbury, who was arrested some timo slnco for makiiig fraudulent allldavits in luaking out iiapers for a pcn-lou. Snilth was seiitenced to onc yoar iu tho houso of cor- rection on a plea of gtiilty. Libby will probably bo arralgnod at the February tcrm of the court. Tho L'utland 3Iusical Fcstival assoeia tlon bas ii-t chosen these olllccrs at, Its innual nieeting: President, A. F. Wal ker: vice-presidonts. W. Y .AV. IMolevi Kedlield Proctor, J. AV. Craniton, P. AV. Clement aud Hugh II. liaxter; sccrctary, 1'. 31. 3Icldou; treasurer, E. A. 3Ior.se; librariau. Louis V. Green; oxeentive conumttee. J. ,. Baxtor. X. P. Klmrslev. II. F. Field. J. II. Goulding, Oscar At. wood, A. AV. Higgins, L. G. Kingsley, E. L. Icmide, J. A. Gould, Gcorgo A. 3Iiet zke, Charles A. Galo and Charles I Harris. Tlie lturliugton Commercial Travelers' assoeiatlon beld its lifth annual baiuiuet in tbat city3Ionday nigbt and choso these olllccrs for the coinlng year: President, AAilhani AA.AAalker; vice-prosidont,LT. A. AA'oodbury; secrotary, A. 0. AVhlting; treasurer, X. K. 15rown; executlvo com mlttee, F. C. Ilorrington, AV. F. Hendec, H. 15. Simonds, A. AV. Dunham and Guy E. llobinson. Ainong the honorary inem bora clpoted was General 3Ianager .T. W. Hobart of tho Central A'ormont railroad. The assoeiatlon numbers 130 actlvo mcm bers, inchiding over 100 travellng sales men. Alanson Jonos, 21 years of ago, was instantly kllled whllo out huntiug in Stratton roeently. Ile started for the woods in the moruing with dog and gun to look at soine traps, saying tbat ho should bo back by noon. Tho dog camo back iiitlieafteriioon without hlm, search was beguir, and be was found the next day on a rock, dead. It appeared tbat ho had slipped so tbat tho hainmers of tho gun struck a stone and both barrels wero tlred and tho chargcs went' througii a part of ono thlgh and into tho abdomon, kill ing hiin instantly. Ono of tho gun ham niers was broken. Tho town of Milton has a genuine cen teuariau in the person of John Clliitou, who reides within ono and a half milos of3Iilton Falls. Mr. Olintou is a nativc of Ireland, and was bom iu tho county 3lainthmore in 1783 as bas been proved by the church records. He came to Aiuerica in 1852, located In Colchester and subsequently reinoved to 3Iiltou. IIo has four living children. Although 102 years old, he can sce at a distance nearly as well as over, but ho cauuot distinguish persons near by. Ho walks all around the neighborliood and over tho fariu, eares for the hogs, brings iu wood and water for the houe and does not appear to bo over S0 years old. St. AIIkihh .Vm- seitrjer. Tho Xew Orleans corrcspondent of the Springtleltl Jtfjiublican says of A'erinont's cxhibit at the Anierican exhlbltlon, now open iu tliat clty: Vermont has lost her clegant inarblo arch put up last year by Gov. Proctor, but tho model houso, spec imens of her woods, marblo and slate, some of the het apples 1 over saw, raised just outside 3Iontpolier, aro here, besldes two carloads of cxhihits on tho way. Ainong the several connnlssioiiers and other Xew Englanders connccted wlth the oxposltion, Col. J. 15. 3load of Ver mont is rogarded as the leading nian, witli Coininissioners Ilam, llates and lesser llglits. Oonimissloner of Agricul turc L. 15. Hlbbard, fornierly of A'or mont, was here last year as an assistant, and now has entire charge of tho depart ment of agriculturc. The Itutland Jftralil last week told thls romantic story : "About slx mouths ago a Itutland young nian bought a hat at ono of tho clothlng stores. In tho lining of it he found a notc. It was slgned lu a feininitie hand and gavo a descriptlon of tho writcr, who was iu tho cmploy of a hat factory in Connecticut, and re questod the purchaser of tho hat to com lnunlcate with her. The woinan who placed the noto there evidontly dld it for a joke, but tho young inan wroto to her, and, recelvlng a reply, a correspoiidonco began betweon thein, photographs wero exchanged, plodgos of lovo and a propo sal of niarrlago followed, without elthcr