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Yol. LI. MIDDLEBURY, VERMONT, JANUARY 8, 188C. 2sTo. 2. 21Tifc51clniry Hccjistcr. PUOLISHED DY THE REGISTER CO., jui.i, hthkkt, Minii,i:itritv, - - vKimo.vr. I'ntmd nt the Miiltlhlmry 1'ontoffiee aa Secontt Cli" Mutter. E. H. THORP, Eclitor and Managor. t i: i: m s .- Onc Yoar $1.50 Slx Months .75 Four Months, ...... .no Threc Months .40 Advoitlsing Itntes on uppllcutloii. flSPAfter thls duto papors wlll not be dls. coiitlnued ut cho explratlon oftlio tlinc pald for, unloss notloe ls glven nt the tlmo ofsub scrlptlon or beforo tlio .subcriptlon uAplrcs. I'nless such notlco is glven thc puper wlll bo contlmieil to rosponslblo pcrsons tlll thcy re qiicst lts dlscontlnunuco nnd pay up nll ur rcnrnges. Thls scenis tlic best plun, and wlll bo ndhered to ln the condiict of thls pupcr hcrealter. Jon 1'ittNTiNU ofevcry variety ut tho lowcst prices coiisWtcnt wlth good work und qualtty of stock. FMDAY, .TAANUAKY 8, 18SG. Gov. Hili. of New York is enjoying a boom for the presidoney. I'rcmature niove of thls sort are ttsefttl Im destroy ing thu ehances of poor caudidateis. The village of llutland prcscnts a fluc spectaele to goda and inen. Its tnisttes spent all tho moiiey providcd, and, be cause the vlllnge wouldn't givo theni an other pile, thoy diseontinued tliu pollco and strcet lightlng. rresident ISottum vctoed tho resolution whieh thoy passed to this all'ect, but thcy ovcr-ruled his action. Tho plncc is too blgand its inter csts too large to be cntrusted to thc loosc form of governnient it now has. If the inaln vlllage were ineorporated into a city, with a earcfully-drawn eharter, its troubles would be at an end. That the "liberal" views of Col. Ingcr soll are lield witli a viow to peouniary snccess is getting to be the opinion evon of his liberal brethren. As president of the National Liberal league he deliverud a lccturc ln a westorn clty rccently ut. a nieeting of tho loagne and poeketed the proeeeds, wliich nioves tho Secular Ajc to rcinark : Ifthu interesMUilcli Mr. Ingersoll feels ln thoobjects of thu Amerlcnn woiilur nnlnn 1h not strong ciiough to Indiieo hlm to dellvcr ono lcctiire fiee of churge, anil thut ut tho rog ulur conventlon of tliu socloty of whlch ho Is thu huud, the sooner ho ntops down und out thu better for libcrnllsm. THE BU8INE88 OUTLOOK. At tlu season of tho yoar it i easier, perhaps, tbati at any othor to sco what the fnture has in storo for tho lmslnoss maii and for all. Thc holiday trade i just over, and that shows a good deal how tho iieojilo fcel. If thoy are po-ies-sed of a fair ainonnt of funds and witb tlie idoa that thoy ean get another dollar to n'place onc spent, trade is likcly to be brisk. Thc wav tho uconlc "ciiorallv look at it has julta as ninoh to do witb uepression orlts toverso a has anything eli-o. If thoy frol poor, biiflnoss will lanruiih desnite nolitioal eeonoinlsts' thcories that iinder tho exiting condi- tion of tbings it oii''bt to revivo. Tlio Jlostun Ctnnuiercial llulhtin, a very eon scrvatlve joumal, thus sonso the situa tion: AJhappy new your to our reiulcrHl Kot ln thu hiifknuyt'd bcnso do wn irlvn tliU ,rr,.,.ili... mcrcly bccaiisu tliu old ycar has ijone, but n 1111 uiu iiuaruiii'ss anil good cliuur whleli im illes ubcllof ln bettur thlngs uhead. Iflt wkyo .luly 1, iiiHtrud of Jan. 1, wu should teul impulled to xnuuk eonfliliiitlv nriiw. f,,t,,.. ., thls tlmp. Thu hidluutlons uru nuch as may very proicrly lnsplro conllilfiice. It would bo imposslblu thut jnoru piosperous duya uouiu uui ioiiow xnu iour yeurs ordcprvsslon nnd rutrenchiiiunt unluss nnforeseen caluml. tlcs wcro ut hund. Foilr VC'UrM of Ubiuiht litilntirnntiil tl., tlon in busincss clrclus Is a loin? tlmo. Vot uiui im uocu uiu oxpurlenco from .July.1881, to July, 18i, as nuarly as datus can measuro It. Theru is no doubt that tliu tldo has ebbud und turnod in thu nast slx to i.liri.t i,,,,n,u wn. thu utnlnenco of Juimarj- 1, 18Ni, wo may look uuuk louuiy i, ins.), nnd challengo tho most lccided pcsdinlst to show that tho moveuicnt lias uot bceii upwurd ull nloiiB thu lino. Tho uxistlnfe'condltion oftlio wool nnd iron murket uttests tho truth of thls stutoiiii'iit und evcntholoalhcriiiarkut has withln thu past inonth ylulded to thu forco of thu currunt. Tho eotton niarkot still lianss back but tho inannactiirurs nro hopeful. As for tho stock mnrkct, wliich owIiik to its t-lasticlty movos moro qulckly und frecJy than tho puroly com incrcial inarkcts, n stron); and docldcd nU vanco lias bcon dcvolopoil In tho jmst slx Jiionths, nnd aftor sovoral tluctuntlng wnvcs thcre still romalns a very maturlal advnncc, wlth no signs ofhannful roactlou. If thls Boncral improvcmunt had Just sot in thcro mlBht bu good ruasons for doiibtlnK tho luturo. Ilnt hucU ls not thu cuso. Tho oourso of tho limrketH has bcon tcnillng upwnnl for utlcustslx inoiiths, and It lias ooino about as naturally asposslblo. Ovcitradlng andover Jiroiluetlon lias bccn followud by fonr years of dcpresslon and curtalled prodiictioii. Wlth tho bottom ubiiIii rcachfd It Is iiurpaxoiinblo to bcliovo that thu liiiprovciucnt ls not good for a mucli longur iiciiod thau tho slx inoiiths wo havo alrcady uxperieneod. Thu yoar 1881 was ono of tho inost nnsatls-factoi-j' in thc iiiciuor' of tho busincss inen of this gencratlou. llvory ono wus glud whcn lts months had nin tholr coiir.se. "A lnuclibettcr ycnr," Is thc vordlct for 1885. Thcre lmve becn no Broat fallurcs. Collcetlons in nll branclics of btislnnss liavo becn nmisually Koodbccuiiso thu pcoplu liavo becn buyliig only what thcy could pay for. Thu liollday trado ls cxci'llent an nnerrlng slgn. Iiibor is moru fully ein ploycd than a yoar ngo. Tho industrlal trou bles of today do notcome froni ldle workmcn but from tlio cffoits of thu cmploycil to in crcasu tholr wagcs. It ls jiossiblc for Congrcss to swcll thu tldo oflncrcuscd prospcrlty very liiatcrlally by thc pussugo of Hcvcrul Importaut iiii'asurcs, notably that suspendlng sllvcr coliiugc, but tho grosM'st ncglect of that body caiinot ttirn tho tldu for no ono Is eoiintlng upon nll- ald from thls soiiicc. If any comes It wlll bu wo liiueh clctir gain. Thu faet is, thc fcvcr of ovcrprodiictloii has iccn followed by a long convnlcscncu of cur- tallnicnt and wlth thc rctmn nnd innlntnln cncc of uiiiloubtcd signs of hcaltli thcro ls good rcasoii for cxpeetlng Incrcascd growth and prospority. llcncc do wo say, "A happy Now 1 cur. Middlebury Villaqe WHAT WAS SAII) AN1) I)ONK AT THK ANNt AL MHETINn. There was a good represontation of the votors of thc village prosent at the aunn al nieeting, wliich was beld at thc town hall on Vednosday afteruoon. The olll eors chosen were : Moderator, L. D. Ul drcdgo; clerk, II. T. Sheldon; treasurer, C. E. l'innoy; collcctor, M. A. Jlunroc; audltors, U.S. IJockwith, G. E.Marshall; ' water commissionor, Justus Cobb ; trus- tees, .Tames M. Slade, A. A. Fletcher, Lu thor Farnswortb, Thad M. Chapnian, A. J. Marshall, I,. I). Eldredge and J. 11. Bencdict. Tho nieeting wa called to order at 1 :30 oVIock by the clerk, Ilonry Ii. Sheldon, who read tho warnlng. Ti. I). Eldredge was chosen moderator and Mr. Sheldon re-eleeted clerk. Janies M. Slade, chair inan of thc board, read thc report of tho trustees, as follows : TltrSTKKS' KKl'OKT. The trustees of tho villago of Middlebury hcrowlth subinlt tholr rcport for tho yoar cnd Ing January 0, A. I). 1880. Tho ordcrs druwn tho past ycnr oxcccd thoso of thc provlous year Inninount 41330.75. Included thuroin nro thu followlng: ,I..J. K. ltandall f 100.00 lussu Stcarns 10.00 Thcsu wcro to pay tho expcnscs of tho water survoy mado ln WU. An order for J350.00 was drawn for flremen's uiilforins as per votu of tho vlllage nt a special nieeting hcld Angnst 1, 18S5. An order was drawn in favor of Gco. Ayres for $30 forpollcc serviccs in 1883 nnd ism. An order wns drawn ln favor of Orrln Abbey for stonu furnlshud ln 1SM, in umount $B. In addltion to the above, und uftur tho mnttcr had bccn callcd to thu attcntlon of thu tux-paycrs at tho speciul nieeting of August lst last, it was decnicd bcstto eonstniet a sub stuntlal stonu culvcrt on thu corncr near tho rcsldcnco of Dea. Cranc to carry otr thc water wliich llowcd in largu rpiantltlcs from thu hill roail to thu gravcl plt, and from Mr. Miinioe's ri'sidenco east. This corner has for iiinny ycars becn n bad placc, as tho sand was washcd down by cvcry raln-fall, and tho winall slulccs so chokcd as to throw thu water acfos tlic road. Thcro Is now an cxeellcnt and umplii oseape inovlced for thc. water and it may well bu dccincd a perniaiiciit und us.o ful tmpi'ovcment. Thc total cost of tho sainc, liicludlng gravclllng nnd gradlngthc road iu thc immcdlatu locnlity wns, ubont ilW. The mattcrof pmpor suwcrago ls ono that is dcmandlng and reeelvlug tho lntelllgciit coiisidcrution of all thiiiking mcn, Xo moro Importiuit subjcet ean cngage tlio attcntion ot any poixm who llvcs ln a villugc of any sizc. Tho hcaltli and llves o us all nro grcatly cn dangcred by tlic malarla of standlng Magnant watcrs. Our bcautlful vlllage, mi admlrably loeatcd for perfect drainagc, wlll nevcr bu freu from fevcrs nnd slekuess thut itriscs from malarlal gases, until a perfect systcm ol'ilialu ugc lseoiii-truetcd. Diii ingtho past year qulto a nnmbcr of our cntcriirislng eitlzens, uwuio of thls faet, und being eonvenently located to draln tliclr prcmlscs to tho rlver, havo dono so. Thls is coiuincndiiblc. As Mr. Iariultl. dcr and Mr. G. S. Waln wrlglit had dug a treneh for tholr drain to the rlvcr.lt was thonght that If pcnnUslon eouhl bo olitalncd of tlicni it would bo a good tlmu to lay n plpo from thu stcum piimp near O'Connor's bakcry to tho reservoironthuhlll nearthu Addison House, thereby atrordlng tho vlllagu u supply of water in tnat roservolr atalltimcs. Thelr consent wus obtalncd und a plpo lald ln thelr dltcu without expenso totho villago of dlgglng, to a polnt near wherc tho now waterlng trougli now stands; from that polnt to tho reservolr u tronch wns dug ut the cxpenso of tho vlllage, A rcturn plpo was lald to tho new watorlni! trougli, whleli was bullt about mldway of tho hill, whlch ls convcnlent nnd useful. Thoso nro lmprovcinents that liavo ofton bcon sug- gestedbut novcr aeted npon until tho past year. Vour board are contldent that tho work dono by theni wlll meebwith tho npprovul of llio tax-paycrs. Tlio total cost wus nbout 305. In tho full tho solectmcn, togetlier wlth tho trustees, lald out a hlghwuy from tlio foot of tho street east of tho frolght depot to I'uper mlll or Soymour strcet. Thls was dono upon tho petltion of numeroiis tax-pnycrs. Tlio townbcarsthuoxpensoof tho land dainagcs nnd tho villago grnvclled tlio siimo nnd con. strncteil crosslngs ucross tho rallroad trucks. Tho total cost to tho vllhigo for tho work was 11U.87. Dcdiicting thcsu Itoms, whleli may projierly bo callcd cxtraordnnry oxponscs, and tho oxeess of orders drawu the past yoar oxcecd thoso of thu year provlous by tho sum Of 158.88. Ilirliu-ayi, Thoiinusual umount of ralu-fall tho past season has neecssltnted tho oxpondl- turo ln tlils departmcnt of moro mouoy tlmu usunl. Tho dltchus nnd crosslngs wcro fro quently clcnuod out nnd otr, nnI tho gravol nnd work dono on tho roads loss ciidiirlng. Still thcro has bccn dono substnntinl und necessary work tho past year. Tho followlng Mrects havo bcen thorotighly rcpalrcd nnd ro gruvclled: Woybrldgu strcet, cntlru; South strcet, cutlro; eross slrjct from Court to ricasant, cntlru; I'apormlll strcet, lnpartj tho strcet lcadtng past Ilonry S. Footu's rcsl dcnco; tho road from tho dry lirldgo to thu foot of tho hill near tho Cathollo parsouago; thu new roail lalil out to Seyiiiour strcet be- foro mciitloiicd ulso thu new road to thc Cath 1 ollo eenicteiy; and mauy othor placeswhoi short plcccs ot road inost needeil lt. Our succssors wlll rccclvo tlio hlghways ln good order and unless licavj- ralns or somo unforu. Hccn causes occiir, tho uxpenscH ln thls do partment tho cnsitlng year need not bo grcat. SMrimUn. Our villago Is and nlways lias bcon In tho maln poorly suppllcd wlth good sldo-walks. Kecognlzlng thls faet.your board enrly dctcrmliicd to set npart livo lmndred dollurs of tho hlghwuy inoney to bu e.x peiulcd for thl.s purposo. Tho fonncr board had corrcpondcd' wlth II. F. Smltli of llrattlcboro, nnd nt ono tlmu In 1881 ho had bccn licro and in.spcetod nffulrs ro latlng tlicrcto. ln Juno last ho eamo on and lald thc concrcto walk wllh whleli you uro nll famlllar. Tho trustees inado a propo- sltlon to propcrty-ownei's that thc villago asMiiuo onc-hair of tho expcnscs of laylng walk opposltu inlvato propcrty. As thc ro- Miltoftlils proposltlon thu vlllngopxpciKlc.il 50l as its sharc, Ineludlng 24 for work dono tin the walk Iu front of 1'. Itattcll's rcsldcnee. Mr. liattcll not belng ln favor of tho concrcto walk has ut his own cxpenso lalil u liandsomo stono walk In front and east of his rcsldcnee. Tolnl amount paldMr. II. V. Smltli $!i.V) 00 liceeivcu iroiu puvaiu panics 4i!i oo 1'ald byvlllagu $501 00 Tho cost per simaro yard nvcrngcd 78 ccnts uud a fractlon. If thls walk wlll wlthstand tlio Hovere frosts of our ordlnnry wlnters (as tho eoiitraetor gunrantecd),arlght htep has becn takcn.whlch wc hopo may bo followed by our respeetlvo successors.untll at least ln that part of our vil lago inost travclled good walks wlll be con structed. In nddltiou to thls walk, the walk down Court street has been oxtended to tho resl denco of M'. II. Allcn and otliers boyond, and n substantial brldgu bullt across tho run. Crosslngs and othor pleccs of walk havo been constructed tlio past year, all of whlch wero neces.snry und add mucli to tlio comfort of foot travcllers. Tho rnlling nnd walk near tho flro onglno liouso and a short pleco of plank walk ln front of Sholdon's bloek has thls year been bullt. o would rccommcnd that our sucecssors construct tho comlng year a walk cnst of the rcsldcnco of I.uthcr Farnsworth.toaccommo lato the fanillles who llvu beyond. fire Department Your board report thls de partmcnt ln oxcollcntcondltlon. The twoflre onglnes and stciim punip aro in iierfeet order. Tho company has full ranks, ls iinder good ill.seiplinu and well uiilformcd. A jiortlon oftlio inoney votcd for new uni- forins not boing expendeil for that purposo, the balanco wus approprlated in llxlng a com- binntion box-seat, ln whlch ovcry unlform is kcpt ncatly nnd convcnlent to gct without conluslon in euso ot an emergeney or otlicr- wiso. Thoso seats nro numbercd corrcspond Ing to tho numbcr of oach membcr ln the com liany, so that no membcr gcts the unlform of bls co'mpanlon. Tho cngino room was also re- palntcd to qulto nn oxtent wlth tho surplus of this uppropriution. Tho Inspcctlon last fall was n new teature ln tho history of thc com pany, and wo hopo tho samo will bo kept up, ns it wlll tond to crcate an entliuslasin in tho coinpuny andnld matorially Injnaklng the same, lf posslble, moro etllclent. Thu foruman reports umlor datu of l)ec. 17 on hand : Tnckct liosu Wchhcr hoso I.eather hoso. 050 fect. 050 ' R50 Total ',-50 ' all scrviccablc. Thorc Is also on hand over 50 fcct of oxtcuslou ladder. Thc purchaso ot lOOfeet moro ot extcnslon lailder mado in scctlons of elght fect, and threu hooks and jioles, to bu used lu iulllng down bulldlugs inciisu occii-lon require.s, also 800 fcct of jaeket hoso, to be used ln connec- tlon wlth the threo pumps, ls recommcnilcd by tho forcinaii. Thcro has been purchased for thls department thu past ycnr 21 fcct sue tlon ho-o unil couplings at a cost of 78.30. Thc expcnscs thu past year Iu this dopart mcnt havu decreased $01.29 us eoniparcd wlth the your A. 1). 1V, nnd if we reckon the 350 pald for unlforms, ctc, tho dcercasc lias becn $111.22. J'alice unil l.lghllng. Thu expcndlture In thls dciiartiiicnt has Incrcascd over tho year pre vlous $250.05, or really $220.W, alter deducting the aiiiount puid Gco. Aycrs for pollco serviccs ln is.s'1 and 1S8I. Also of the execs.s, $50.50 was cxpended for new Stevens doiiblo.biirner laniis, und Mr. Ulcklnsou was votcd tut cxtra ullowauoo ot twcnty-flvo ccnts per nlglit for llglillng ftnd curo of same. Jlr. Dlcklnson has recelved for lightlng and pollco iluty tho past ycnr $377.45. Slx new strcet lamps havo been put ln tho past year, and tho cost of samo and cxtra oll und chimneys has causod thl.s Incrcase. In udilltionto aniount'pald Mr. Dickinson thero has bcen pald for pollco sorvlees $28.35. For tho detuils of nll expendlturcs you nro rcspvctfully roferrotl to tho rcport oftlio nudl tors, nnd for tho stnto of the tlnunccs to the report of tho trcusuror. Your bonrd can tnitlifully stnto that all bllls ugalnst tlio villago havo bccn pald by ordcrs drawn. No bllls wlll pass to our sucecssors forniljustmcnt. Flvo hundrcd coplos of tho corporato act nnd lts amoiidtnonts nnd tho oxlstlng by.lnws of tho vlllugo havo becn printcd tho past yoar und aro hcro for dlstrlbution, With n splrlt of wllllngnoss for forglvcness on nccount of our numerous shorteoinlngs tho past year, and wlth earnest wlshes for tho prosiierlty of tho villago tho onsulug yoar, wo hcrowlth subinlt, rcspectfully, our report. Tho trustees of Middlebury vlllage, by Jamks M. S1.AD1:, Chairmau. Middlebury, Vt., Jan. C, 18N1. 3Ir. Slade suggested that thls was the proper tiino to usk (luestions about the dohiga of tho trustees, if any ono wishod for other infurmatlon than was coiitalnod in tho reports as presented. A. 1'. Tupper sald that he notlced scvc ral thlngs that wero not qulto clear. Hore was a bill of 100 pald Mr. ltandall of Rutland for gtirvcylng water-works. How ls lt about that? Mr. Eldredge sald that at the requost of tho trustees ho went to Rutland and saw Mr. ltandall, who had rendcred his bill and throatonod to bring sult against tho villago If lt wero not pald. Ho llually conscntod to settle for 100; and tho trustees decidcd that the hetter way was to pay that ainonnt rather than to havo sult hrouglit. Mr. Tupper had supiioscd that tho wat er uuestiou was suuiiuarlly dlsjiosed of at tho tinic when the vlllage had tlic nat ter tindcr consideration, and, as nothlng was sald about thls survoy at tho last an- nttal incotlng, ho had tho linpresslon tlint lt was a prlvato cntcrprlsc. It was a gross abuso of authorlty for the trustees to go 011 and expend so inuch inoney without flrst getting the consent of tho villago; and espcoially was thls tlic case iu viuw of the action takon. Mr. Slade explalned, furthor, that this bill was ono incurrod by thu board that went out of olllee a yoar ago. Mr. '1 itppcr went 011 to say that there had beon a good doal cxpended 011 hlgh ways. lio dottbtcd very inuch whcther it was wiso to lay out inoney ln this di rootion whcn the roads, so far as ho was ihlc to porcelvo, were in fair condition ; ind it was alo a iiuestion whether tho sort of oarth that had beon drawn was of any usc any way. Tho special workdonc, such as tho shiicc near Mr. Crane's, was well enougli, but tho gonoral cxiiondi tures were cxcessive. A year ago tho vlllage was substantially out of debt; now the rejiort shows that it is over 1500 inarrears. Mr. Slado again went over thc Itcins of cxtraordinary expensos, saying that ho supiioscd that ho niade thc causos of tho delieleucy clear Iu his rcport. Xot nearly as inuch had been Iaid out 011 tlio hijrh- ways as 011 provlous years, lmt tnoro went Into sidewalks. These mattors had beon ln tho hands of Mr.iFletcher, who pays a largo tax and is a maii of good judgmont. In his opinion tho outlay 011 strcots and roads was, in the maln, wisc. Mr. Tupper saw still inorc to crlticise. Eithor the oll for the street lamps had cost a good price or the aiiiount burned was cnornious. 11c wanted to know whcther it had bcon bought at wholosalo or not. Mr. IJird (who had furnislied it) said that ho had sold it at as low a price as he could all'ord, thoitgh not at tho wholosalo ratc. Messrs. Tupper and IJird tlion dis cussed the price of oil. Mr. IJird, lu 1111 swer to an iiiquiry, said that tho now double-burner lamps consumed threo thnos the ainonnt of oil that tho old pat torn did. Messrs. C. M. Wilds and Trustee Uene diet mado brief jspeeclies 011 the subject of tho park. Tho reports of the auditors and the treasurer had becn printcd, and it was not thought necossary to read thom. Tho reiirt of tho auditors shows that dtiring tlio yoar orders were drawn by the trus tees amounting to o,OI3.:M. Of this sum, tho oxpendituro.s 011 account of tho 11 re department wero 7111 ; poliee and strcet ligliting, 8S1S, and roads and Walks, 'J,87!. Tho orders outstauding amouut to :i,ll):i.2;i. The assets of the village are: Cash lu treasuiy ISulancu tax 011 llst of VI... Ilalanco tax 011 llst of '85.... . $3 71 . 150 00 1,4(W 22 1,021 !0 l'rcscnt liidebtcdnpss.le-sasscts, Thc c-thnato for 1SS0 is: .$1,571 30 Clerk and trcusuror...., Town cloek l'umiis Tax bill Flro depiirtment l'ollcu and lightlng.... Clcauiiig walks liitercst Other cxiicnscs ,. $20 00 .. 20 0(1 .. 50 00 .. li 00 .. 700 00 .. Mlll 0(1 .. 35 041 .. 150 00 .. 210 00 2,000 00 Amouut tobe providcd for $3,571 30 The reports of tho auditors, tho treas urer and the trustees were acccpted and adoptcd ; and tho treasurer, collcctor, aud itors and water commissioner of last year Wero ro-eloeled, a abovo stated. The ncxt busincss was the cbolce of a board of trustees, and it proved to be a lengthy job. Messrs Slado and Fletcher went iu by acclaination. For tliird trustee there wero fonr can didates W. II. Allen, II. AN'. Itrewster, A. .1. Marshall aud I.uther Farnsworth. Thls was tlio result of the ballot : Wholo numbcr of votes.... Xcccs.snry to a cholee W. II, Allen had II. W. llrowster I.uther Furnsworth A. J. .Marshall Seatterlng 100 81 42 30 05 18 5 Thorc being 110 cholee, a second ballot was had. The vote stood : Wholo number of votes. Neeessury to n cholee.. W. II. Allen had II. W. llrowster I.. Furnsworth 100 85 37 5 113 A. J. Marshall.. 8 Seatterlng S and Mr. Farnsworth was elected. Forfourth trustee thero worc two can- dldates Iu tho Hcld, so that a ballot was takon whlch showed : Whole mimbcr of votes 118 Necessary to a cholee 75 Thad 11. Clmpmnu hnd 80 W. II. Sheldon 40 Seatterlng 13 and Mr. Chapinan was chosen. Then canic another tough struggle over the llfth lueniber of tho board. The bal lot resulted : Wholo numbcr ot votes ..... 170 Neeessury to a cholcu su II. W. llrowster hud 47 .1. II. Iloncdlct 31 A.J. Marshall 78 W. II. Allcn 4 Seatterlng 1 Mr. Marshall camc out nhead on tho noxt trial, whcn the vote stood : Wholo numbcr of votes.... Necessary to a cholcu.. .... A.J. Marshall had II. W. llrowster .1. II. Ileucdlct..., W. II. Allcn 100 81 M 41 20 3 In tho eleetlon of tlio sisth iucmber ' thcro wa also somethlng of 11 coutest. Tho llrst ballot was: Wholo numbcr of votes 152 Xecessnry to 11 cholcu 77 I.. I). Kldrcdgo bad (N l'ctcr Chatiipagnc 57 Allau Calhoun 20 Seatterlng 1 Xothiug having bcen acconipllghed by this voting, another ballot was takon, wliich resulted : Whole numbcr of votes i:,s Necessary to u cholcu o I.. 1). Kldrcdgc had ,s3 I'eter Chanipagne 75 and Mr. Kldrcdgo was olocted. For thu sevcntb and lat nieinber two ballots wero required. Tlic llrst resulted: Whole iiumbor of votes jsi Neeessury to 11 cholee 70 I'luwiii itniur unil... 73 . 11. Ileneillct Sciittciiiig Tho result of the second balloting was auuouuccd as follows : Wliolc nuinbcr of votes nsn Necessary to a cholco 81 I). Itlder had 7 .1. 1!. Itenedict H2 Seatterlng 1 lustus Cobb Introdticed this rcsolit- tiou: licwlred, Thut the trustees for tlic comlng year bo instmcted not to cmploy only pald pollco cxccpt as special emergeney rcqulrcs. Mr. Cobb sald he intioduecd this rcso- lutlon because it soemed to hlm that tho systcm that has been followed isn't equit- ablo. Outsidors holp pay tlic poliee, whilo the busincss mcn and those living in the central jiart of the villago got all the benellt of his serviccs. lle dldn't think there was any need of a pollco iu the village. Mr. Tupper secondod thc resolution for tho purposo of getting thc matter beforo the incotlng. Mr. Wilds spoko strongly against the abolishlng of thc poliee. Those who aro in tlio greatest danger ought to have the most protection, and that is what tho prosent systcm glves ; and our socurlty is largely attributable to it. A gonoral dlseussion of the subject cn sued, participated ln by Chlef of l'olicc Thad. M. Chapnian, O. F. Comstock, J. E. Staplcton, Mr. Cobb and Frank A. Ilond. From tho statoments made it ap peared that Mr. Dickinson, tho niglit po liee, recelved only 14:1.50 for :iO,"i nights servicc, the rest of tho amount pald hlm being for ligliting tho street lamps, and that the romainder of his salary is paid by the lnerehants. At the closc of tho rcinarks the resolution was tabled, 011 motion of J. E. Staplcton. Mr. Wilds submitted, by requost, and without expression of opinion as to its cxpediency, this by-law : lly-law 14 shull bo amonded by aildlng tho followlng : It ls hcreby ordalncd by the villago of Middlebury that tho trustees appolnt a chlef cnglneer of thc 11 ro depurtment, who shall havu authoi lty to purclmsu any and all necessary upparatus fr extlngulsiilng llres and whlch urc necessary iu that depurtniont for that purposo, whlch may now bepurchascd by sald trustees, and who shall perforin tho diitlesapiiortalnlng to that olllco ln vlllage eorporatlons. All purts of sald by-law 14 lu con.slf.tcnt licrewith ls repcalcd. Ilonry S. Footc moved that the by-law bo laid upon thc tablc. A. S. Tiacy ad vocated.the nioasurc, and Mr. Tupper op poH'd it. It was llnally laid upon tho tablo. On motion of 11. S. Iteekwitli, ainended by Thad M. Chapinan, it was votcd that asum sulllcient to cover thc cstimated exiienscs for the comlng year, and thc delicit altogetlier :i,571.ao ho raised 011 thc grand llst. Adjourncd. The Villaqe Police. Ktlitnr llcgiMer : Tho dlseussion at our village nieeting in regard to tho poliee mattors of the villago brlngs out tho faet that a very grcat mlsundcrstaiiding exj isted with reforence to tho expenditures in that department. Add to this the gross iiiisrepiesentations indtilged lu by a ccrtain class who would bo glad to abolish tho pollco servlce, and I feel called upon to make a statenient for tho con sideration of those whom it may hitcrest. I ahnost feel like criticising thc nar-row-ininded and gingerly jiolloy ot some of our ijooil inen, whoso tax for tho sup port of tho pollco would be less than llfty cents per year, and yet who havo spent a fortnight's tlmo and woru out niore than llfty cents iu sole leather shutlling around wlth scnseloss and hnpotent howl against police. I won't say anything about theni howovcr, I feel so sorry for theni. I am sorry really good mcn at heart havo thought best to adopt such uusound viows. Tho lightlng of the streets and the pollco expenditures were llgured togetlier. I dlssect the police ex penditures, and trust lt will bo consoling to the much-abused tax-payers who aro called upon to pay thelr proportlon of the euormous sum of 175.85 for support of the pollco for tho year 1S85. Wu pald C. N. Dickinson $108 50 Deduct from this amount curo ot und lightlng thu lamps -203 00 I.cnving for 305 nights 011 duty us po. llco uud wutclimun, tho sum of $143 50 Geo. Abboy, 18 nights 11 00 W. II, Cobb 17 85 Chus. l'lper, 1 nlglit, 3 days 1 50 Cushman aud l'otter 4 00 $175 85 Tho Itein of .'10 to (leo. Ayers was for 42 niglits 011 duty in 1S8.'1 and 1S8I whllo .Mr. Dickinson was disabled and can not bo proporly reckoned lu tho cxiendlturo of 1885. lt is a tcnible expensivc de partment, Mr. Editor, yet lt ls cousollng to know that a largo niaiorltv of our best cltizcns aro dlsposeil to continue It. 'I rttly yours, TlIAI). M. ClIAl'MAN. Middlebury, Vt., .lan. 7, 188(1. So tliln nnd wenk you scarccly speak, t lcsh wnstlng pomul by jiound, Does no onu tcll, to muke vou well Tnke cr.i.iatv Comi-oiinh? ocaI Xircctory. TffAVELEns' GUIDE. Tralns pass Middlebury statlon at the hours glven bclow : (Joi.no Noutii Ilxprcss, 3 an a. m.; local cx- prcss, 7:.-,o a. 111.; 11111II, 3r25 p. 111.; oxiircss, l:15 p. 111. Goi.mi South Mull, 9:55 a. 111. ; passcnger. 1 :52 p. 111.; mtxed, 8:10 p. 111.; express.'j :5 p.iu. M.MI.s Ct.osK North, 2:50 and 7:30 p. 111.: South, 0. -20 u. 111., und 7 30 p. 111. Sec Central Vt. tlmo-tablc, clscwhero. The Churches. ST. STKI'llKN'S. ItKV. Al.VA K. CAIII-KXTKK, ItKCTOB. Sumlay scr lce.s, 10 :45 a. m. ; 7 .00 p. m" Sunday sehool, 12 :ls p. m" 1- rlday evcnlngscrvlcc In chapcl, 7 .00 p. m Special serviccs 011 Holy days. CONGItKOATIONAIi. ItKV. S. I.KWIS 11. Sl'KAltK, l'ASTOK. Simday serviccs, 10:45 u. m.; 7.00 p. m. Sabbath sehool. l'j-miiii Thursdav. ireneral nippthnr. 7-nnT,Ti, Thursday, tcuchers' nieeting, 8 :00 p. m. IlAl'TIST. ItKV. A. I)KF. PALMKK, l'ASTOlt. Simday Serviccs. I0:15ll.m 7ln.m. snnilay sehool, 12:00 111. 11. .1. unapman, superlntcndent. l'rayer-iiiectlng, Thursday, 7:00 p. m MICTHOIIIST. ItKV. JoiI.V J. N'OK, l'ASTOlt. Sunday Serviccs: i-reaeiiing ln wlntcr, 10 :45 a. m. ltlllillipn fif vpmi- lfi-'tn. n. Class-niceting, Vedncsday und' prnyer-mect- uiuiwiiij, iit 1 .w p. 111. m wiuior uua. 1 30 i. in. in sumnicr. w. H. KINQSIiEY, DEXTIST. Upstulrs in Allcn Illock. Ollleo hours from 0 11. m. tlll 3 p. m. Middlebury, Vt. E. W. JUDD, Mnnufacturcr und dealcr ln all klnds or AMEUICAN AND FOUEIGX MAItBLE, GHAXITE WOHIC, ETC. Wlth Old Middlebury Marblc Co. J S. CHANDLEH, l'EXSIOX A'ri'OIiXEY. IIIITON', Vt., Attcr Juno 1 may bo found at his olllee, flret door upstairs, east of tho postolllcc, KVKIIY WKD.VKMIAY AND SATL'ltDAY, from 8 to 0. Corrcspondenco earefully uttoud cd to whcn stump ls enclosod. I E. MELLEN, D. D. S., Jji DEXTIST. Olllee hours, 8 to 12 n. 111., 1 to 5 p. 111. Offlca ovc'r Frank A. Farnsworth's rtoro, .MIDDLUliritr, Vt. I.aughlng gas utlmintsterud. FARM FOR SALE AT $30 ACRE. Thc Sumncr furm, eltnatcd ono mile north of this villago 011 tlio New Ilavon road, contalnlny 200 ncrcs. Has u good variety of soil for MEADOW, PASTURE AND PLOWING. I well watcred; bulldlncs In fair comllUon. Wlll kcII all or one-lialf. Considcriiisr its near ness to tlic villavo aud lts quality, thls larra U chcap preperly and a good invi'siment for any onc. bucn laud, so near nnv other plnco of tliU slzo, could not bc boUElit for twice thc inoney. U. I). TWITCHELL. Middlebury, Vt., Oct 2I.18SS. 4i:tf STATH OP VIIlt.UOXT., DUIrlrt of AdilUou, In l'robato Court, hold In .Middlebury, wlth. in nnd for sald district, 011 tho 2d day ot Jan uary, A.I), 1880- Joseph liattcll, guurdlnu unto Jcnnlo M. Varney nnd Colla M. Vurney of Ripton, ln said District. mlnors.inakcsappllcatiou in wrlting to sald Court, statlng that tho sald mlnors nro seized and posscsscd of ecrtaln rcnl estuto slt. uated lu the Stnto of Mlchlgan meunlng nll Lio real ostato bolonglng to his sald wards ln sald State of Mlchlgan, nnd that It will be bcn. cflclal to his sald wnrds to sell nll tholr lntcr. est in tho abovo ilcserlbed real estate, and to put tho proeceds thcreof at Intcrest, or to ln. vcst tho samo ln stock or real estato, und pruys sald court for lieenso tosell tho samo at prlvato salo ln ucconlanco wlth tho statuto Iu such caso inado and providcd. Thercupon lt is ordercd that sald appllca. tlon bo referreil to n sesslon of sald Court to bo hcld at tho l'robato olllco in Middlebury, ln sald District, on 'thu 25th of January, A. D. 1880, at 10 o'clock in tho foreuoon, tor tleclsion thereon and lt ls furtlier ontored that notlco bo glven to all pcrsons Intcrosted, by publtca. tlon of suld uppllcatlon nnd thls ordor thcro. on threo wceks succosslvoly in tho Mlddlo. bur' lteglster. u ncwspapcr priuted nt Mld dlebury. prevlousto saldtimo of hoarlng, that thoyiuay npiicar nt sald tlmo and place nnd show cuusc, lf nny thoy may liavo, wliy sald liconso should uot bo giimtcd, lly tho Court Attcst: 2 I.YMAN K. KNAl'I", Judgo. COMJHSSIO.MIH'S XOT1CU. lUtate or I.rpblH 1. Ilard. Tho undcrslgncd, having been nppolnteil by tlio H011. l'robato Conrtfortho District of Ad. illsou, Coinmlsslnnoi-s, to rccelve, examlno andudjnst ullclaimsnnd dcmands ofnll per. ons against tho estuto ot I.ephln I'. Hnrd. lato of Mtddloburv, ln sald District, dceeused, utut nllclalmsoxhibtted in offsot tlicrcto, horeby glvo notlco that wo wlll moet fortho puniosos nforosald, at tho t'ounty Clerk's onico In Mld. dlebury on tho 30th day of Jnnuary und 24th day of Aiiril next, from 10 o'clock A. M. until 4 o clock 1'. M., cach ot sald days, nnd that slx months froin the 17th day of Dccc nihor, .V. D. 18S5, ls tho tlmo llniltod by snld Court for snld credltors 10 present tholr clalins to us for ox ainlnatlou aud altnwanco. v'l!1 l'sso1 M1,,,"t'b,lr' tUt Sil luyorJunuar' a. a, fi,i:tciii:ii. 1 J',"i;hSi!SV."""T' tw'