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IntcrrMlng- fbllllCHl Mtlr-IIIWrty or
tlio Hheon Shearing A Temperance Crn
aade fur Mliltllebury Gin Mill. Ullllard
HuuiikhikI Mknllnu ltluk Draining the
Hnrm of Inn l'eople-Uevlew of former
, From our Special C'orieipjiidunt.J
Mmpi.KiiuHY, April 8, lets.
Tlio sheep hearing liere last week, It being
tne tmra annual meeting tor a puuuo suou-uig
of tbocp hem ay the Vermont MOrino eiieep
breedcra1 association, la gonerallv conceded ta
have been by alt dd the Ijiggent thing of the
Kind ever known, Tne snoop Dunning uciong
iag to the association, and built by it (or the
special purpose of holding such meetings, Is the
largest, best and best-arranged building of the
ttinu in me worm. At me meeting mai wcca
its pens were filled to overflowing with the best
sheep of the bet flock in Addison county,
which ii saying of the best flocks in Vermont
wnicii is saying 01 tne dcsi hocks in mo um
' Terse. No such splendid and valuable aggrega.
tion of merinos as that brought out to this CX'
, hibltlon was ever liefore covered by one roof at
the same time. All of the famous and wealthy
sheep barons of Vermont, with but a row ex
ceptions, were represented by selections from
their flocks. A vcrv few of the oldor wool
princes of Addison county, like Hollin J. Jones
and Merrill Bingham of Cornwall, were con
- apicuous by their absence, but theso gentlemen
-. ' have irrown old In the harness and perhaps It is
to be expected that tliev should now think of
iir iretusiiu?. and leaving the held clear to the yotrnifr
vi -firpwttlut youugor anu more active men are
TBIAPRILli, 1881
apabje, of wearing and honoring the mantM
,...vliicu- lias luuen upon ineir suouiuuis, m is
iha'nifest from the success of this year s sboar-
i Inff And nxhibltinn.
"The interest shown in the exhibition by the
. general nubile was something unique and
. and curious. Poonle flocked in from all direc
tiona in snite of mud and slush, and scores of
persons, who could scarcely toll the difference
betwoen a merino sheep and a Shetland pony
came to town from distant places to see what
kind of a thing an Addison county sneep suear
'' ing might be. Men hnng over tlio sheep pens
for hours who had not money enough to buy the
poorest sheep among them nil, and there were
' hundreds In the pens. The exhlbltsof various
' ' differcnt,individuals were worth thousands and
' ' thousands of dollars, and the exhibits as a wnole
represented the equivalent of a vast sum of
. money.
No prizes or diplomas or chromos arc award'
;: ed to the owners of sheep making the best rcc
.'. ords at these shearings. But it is still a good
tmng lor tne owners oi verment sneep mat
they are held, inasmuch as an authentic record
or wnat our Vermont merinos can roauy do is
thus obtained, and every year prominent sheep
- dealers from distant states gather here at the
' shearing, as they then have an unusually good
opportunity to see and examino the king bees
of the flocks and make mental memoranda
- with a view to future purchases. A complete
record of the shearing is printed each year by
the association, and these records, as well as
. the meetings at which they are made, help
freatly to advertise the sheep and their owners,
'he records contain in tabulated alphabetical
order the name of the owner, name of the
, sheep when it has one, name of the sire, the age,
. the label number in the flock, the weight of the
fleece, the live weight after shearing, the nam
ber of days'' growth and the length of staple
and fiber of every sheep sheared. The records
can be compared year by year, and it Js easily
. found in this way where there has been gain
and where there has been less in any given di
rection. ... . . Prominent among the sheep men who were
'' present from abroad was Gen Lester B. Faulk
, ner, of Danville, N. Y. Mr Faulkner will be
remembered as the Livingstone county member
or tne JNew ionc Democratic state committee,
of which he was for several years the chairman
previous to the election to his old position of
Daniel Manning, of Albany, two years ago.
J'anlkner is a bright, keen, active fellow, and
considerably older than he looks. Ho is a
ready and entertaining talker, and his powers
as a conversationalist always draw a crowd of
listeners to his presence when he chooses to
tlisplay them. Of late years Gen Faulkner has
taken a great liking to sheep breeding and he
now has fancy sheep "on the brain" emphati
cally. He has gone over to the Republican po
sition on the tariff question, at least as far as
the tariff on foreign wools is concerned, and it
was he who drew the memorial to congress
adopted by the merino sheep breeders at their
last annual meeting here in January praying
congress to restore the duty on foreign wools to
the lignres cf the tariff of 1867. 1 find, how
ever, that neither he nor any other prominent
sheep man has any confidence that congress is
going to help them any at this session. Mr
Faulkner took home with him a two-year-old
-ewe which lie purchased from E. N. Bissell of
Shorcliam during the shearing and for which
he paid $200.
Professor William II. Parker of Mlddlebury
college has been quite ill for several weeks, bat
is now growing better slowly. Every person
who ever came into contact with him will hope
that ho may be speedily restored to health. Al
most immediately after his graduation from
this college in 1835 he was appointed a tutor in
the institution and was soon afterwards made a
full professor, filling the chair of mathematics,
which position he held continuously down to
about three years ago, when increasing years
ihad rendered it necessary for him to lay down
the burden of active duty. He is still nominal
ly connected with the college, however, and is
treasurer of the institution. To the college he
lias devoted all the days of his health and his
strength, and it may truly be said that Middle
bury college was the joy and pride of his life.
- it is safe to say mat no otner man who ever
lived in this town has enjoyed for so Jong a
period as much of the confidence and esteem of
an its muamtants as nas rroiessor ranter.
The chances seem to be that wo are soon to
have three roller skating rinks in town, and
Jiuildings for two of them are to lie especially
erected for them. With three skating rinks,
ihree billiard rooms, two or more gambling
rooms in which poor players are skinned of
their money at draw poker, and with a dozen or
more places in town wnere rot-gut liquor is
sold, it would seem that the youth of Middle
bury is not in want of places enough in which
to swap off their spare cash in exchange for rec
reations and rclresuments. indeed, some ot
them are said to dispose of more cash in these
directions now than they can earn, and the
mystery is where it can all come from. Lest
there should be, however, a lack of opportuni
ties for getting rid of their money, still another
Jmilding, which is understood to bo intended for
. a Kin-palace and billiard hall, is in course of
erection and will soon rear its handsome and
stately front aloft on Main street. All things
considered, Mlddlebury promises to bocome a
iiimning. howling town, and bids fair to resem
ble a section of Cincinnati or Chicago or some
other wild city ot tlio west.
Speaking ot these matters reminds me of the
fact that we are to have a scries of temperance
jneetings here, the leading card being the Itov
C C. Frost, of Norwich, Conn, the meetings to
commence on the 11th hist. Mr Frost bag lieen
in this vicinity before. Half ,a dozen years ago
"ha nnd 11. N. Bryant came into Vermont from
' Maine and did a good deal of temperance work
in the state. Bryant, who was immeasurably
. the brighter of these two young men, was a
brilliant anu iascilliuiuj; bi'Chkci, aim no nuuiu
ceaselessly dcnonnoo Btiong urinK as tne com-
mon enemy of mankind. Bnt ho had a great
love lor this common enemy anu It Is well
lmnwn that he died of the delirium tremens
shortl" after returning to his home in Maine
mm liln last temperance tour in Vermont,
i'rost is a fair speaker, but I have heard many
a better one.
But what do our temperance people expect to
r galn from this new series of meetings ? I cdh
" less that after a good deal of deliberation I am
unable to divine. It is true that a good many
. r country people will be drawn to the village
nights, bnt those, for the most part, will take a
drink or two apiece, then attend the lecture and
' at its conclusion go and take still another drink
v or two, and go home. Further than that 1 am
nnable to discover any probable result of the
meetings, for it agitation and exhortation were
. of any avail, surely this part of Addison conn-
ty ought to be free from whiskey and whiskey
drinkers by this time. The past dozen years
have tieen prolific of. agitation, discussion and
vet I am now able to recall the name of only
one convert who stuck to his pledges. But he
owed bis conversion to the personal influence of
a woman whom be afterward married, and to
seems to have succumbed to physical charms
. rather than to the lady's logic This one con
version is, I believe, the whole practical result
of the powerful efforts made by the temperance
people during the past twelve or fifteen years.
Within that period I have beard most of the
' country's greatest temperance orators and a
host of the lessor lights. We have had here
John B. Gough, Neal Dow, Dr Reynolds, II. N.
Bryant, Rev George II. Vibbert of" Boston, Mrs
Hammond nnd Miss Frances Willard, the able
jiml earnest president of the National Womau's
Christian temperance union. Yet in spite of
the labors of all these and others I cannot see
but that people like their drinks as well as be
- fore and take them whenever the opportunity
is offered. Neither is it eay to see how, when
all of these orators have failed, the Rev C. C.
Frot, a much lighter weight intellectually, is
likely to produce any lasting impression during
the new crusade.
SI'oiitiea this way cannot I said to have be
gun to boom just yet. As to the broader Geld 1
of national politics, no such state of feeling or
anticipation exists a was noticeable at this j
time four years ago. The Republicans all
seem to believe that Edmunds must be notal
nated ai a party necessity and that his nomlna
tion would bo equivalent to an election. As for
the Democrats, they for the most part look with
longing eyes for the old ticket of 1876. In
spite ot the ago and alleged Infirmities ot Mr
Tllden. the ticket ot Ttuion anu nenuricK uas
the call among much the larger number oi vera
ocrati with whom I am acquainted. The orgu
nient seems to be something like this i The
Democraticjarty Is looking for a man who can
carry New Tbrk. In two bard-fought contests
Mr Tllden has demonstrated bis ability to do
that. If he cannot In 1884 rejieat the victories
of 1874 and 1876, what Democrat could hope to
cairy the ttatc? So Tlldon, with or without
Hendricks, Is looked upon as the man for the
hour. If the head of the ticket Is to be taken
from outside the Empire state, Judge Thunnan
would suit voters hereabouts much better than
Mr Payne. While Mr Thunnan has a splendid
anti-monopoly record to run on, there are many
who foar that Payne, weighed down with the
Standard Oil company, would bo too heavy a
load to earn-. This may, of course, be a very
gross injustice to Mr Payne, but tlio odium of
his alleged connection with that monster mo
nonolywwould frighten away flocks ot voters
who would swarm to the standard Of Tllden or
ThUMnan.! i . -
."-Jta to the tfovernorshiii.''1rV fewVotors illBi-
tliepparty seem to care a continental- fo wnn
ent Joliliiipi
Attempt ot n
ipondtut.) A
v, Vt., Aprl8.
l he f Jroatiwt Social Evuiii ol lliMu
mm Uolrbrntlnff tlio aSlh Aunivnr
aury of Judge Walker' MarrlHffo
UlHCOurnveiuenl of Nuariur irlitkcr-.
. mimical anil Amnneuient Joliliiipi
luslneu) Oliunire The
ftulcide tin at rated.
rem eur Special Correspondcut
greatest social, affair ot the winter occur-
rd lost Monday evening at the residence of
Judgo Walker, In honor of the twenty-fifth an
niversary of the murriage of Mr and Mrs Wal
ker, which occurred April 6, 1800. Fearing that
the judge and" his good wile would forget the
fact, a number ot his friends and neighbors, de
cided to remind them of it, and accordingly,
about half-past eight, Mrs Walker, who was
spending the evening In singing with the chorus
that is preparing for the May festival at Rutland
was called to the door. The judge, probably
hearing the commotion In the hall, stepped out
to seo what was the matter and found bis house
filled with about 70 of his friends and neighbors,
who really bad but little to say to excuse their
Intrusion, until by and by, when the first ripple
of surprise and arrival was over, the judge and
bis wife were finally induced to stand side by
side while an explanation ot the proceedings
was given by m. h liytie wno said that accord
inglfW'the.:aditlon bf'tWJ elders, a party of
frienibj had: yithcrcd 25 years ago, in a house In
the nominations fafiJ An Wea ttqms this frown, t? ''rejoto with
artd some ot those present could remember how
tbey had gathered 10 yedrs ago in the same
bouse where they were now assembled to offer
their congratulations upon 10 years of happy
married life ; that they had upon the former oc
casion brought with them certain articles of a
metal which though not costly, was at least
useful and upon this occasion they had brought
with them offerings of a more precious metal,
to express their renewed congratulations and
their great satisfaction; that thus far the liv1
at the judge and his lady.had been spent among
those friends and neighbors who now came to
express, la some degree, appreciation of their,
exertions which they had constantly made to
elevate and improve the society around them.
Judge Walker said that he was like a traveler
who revisits his native village and finds every
face a friend. He said that It was almost an
accident that he remained in Ludlow in tho be
ginning, but it bad been a pleasant accident, and
he expressed his grateful appreciation ot the
support and kindness . which he had received
from his fellow citizens through theso 23 years
among them, and especially on the present oc
casion. He very gracefully thanked his frieuds
for .the gifts they had brought, saying that his
wife was in every way worthy of them, and
trusting that when she enjoyed them, he might
receive tbe benefit in a lesser degree. He added
perhaps for thd instruction of the younger
touptas there present, that tho reason why they
had been able to keep out of the divorce courts
was that through all their married life "the oth
er one had always been the best fellow.". After
the gifts, which were a handsome silver set, in
cluding boh tea and coffee service, and a few
smaller articles had been duly admired, an
hour or so was spent in music and conversation
and tho guests took their leave at an early hour.
The evenings visit and its accompaniments were
in testimonial to Judge Walker and his wife
which was very appropriate and the kindly feel
ing of which was heartily joined in by many
who were not able, to attend that evening. Mr
Walker has been known by the citizens of Lud
low for 31 years, as be first came hero to attend
Black River academy in 1853. After his gradu
ation from Middleburvcolleirein 1858. he tauirlit
for two years in the state of New York, and in
1859, he married one of Ludlow's most popular
young ladies, the daughter of Dr Arden G. Tay
lor. Mr Walker came to Ludlow in 1860, to
read law in tho office of Hon F. C. Robbins and
was in due season admitted to the Windsor
county bar. As years have rolled by he has
(rained the respect and confidence of his fellow
citizens in a high degree and is regarded as a
Eower on the side of every movement for the
enefit of tho town in any department.
Easter services will bo held by most ot the
churches in Ludlow.
An evening of readings and Impersonations
was given on Wednesday by Prof Hannibal A.
Williams under the auspices ot the Sons of Vet
erans... ,i ...... . .
The peoplo of North Pomfret had a sure prom
ise ot returning spring a few days ago in the
sight of tbe returning of flocks of wild geese on
their way north.
The last week has given us more of March
than April weather though there has been
enough of that to show that the year was mov
ing on in the usual order. The severe winds,
recently blow away a corn barn at Perkins
villo. Sugar makers are discouraged. They com
plained of deep snow in the sugar lots, warm
and cloudy weather and then changed the com
plaint to "the blizzard.'" Nevertheless sugar
parties have made their appearance in various
places. White River Junction and East Barn
ard each report one and Ludlow, two within a
week. The bad weather is decidcdJy against a
good attendance at any social gathering unless
it posses unusual attractions. Nevertheless
dramatic entertainments are reported down to
South ltoyalton and Plymouth ; Felchville re
cently enjoyed a masquerade ball. Roller skat
ing is tho most popular form of amusements
this winter and a skating club has been formed
in White River Junction, but music is attracting
nearly as much attention in the social world at
present. At I'erkinsville, the cantata of Samu
H, recently given under the direction of Prof
11. E. Lake, dreV a gosd house even in the
midst of a severe rain storm. It will be given
again soon at WethersGcld. At Ludlow a cho
rus of 20 singers are drilling preparatory to
taking a part in the rendering of the oratorio of
"Elijah" which will take place at Rutland In
May. ,
Some business changes tako place In tho
county. In Ludlow A. J. Brown goes out of the
ittore on the cornir. in tjuecheo win. wailis
has finished his 12 years employment with J. C.
Parker & Co., and will remove to Proctorsville.
Iu Hartland, Thayer's shoe shop has moved to
Ilartlanil village. In North Springfield the
cheese factory has been purchased by O. P.
lnnii of Chester, who will keep it busy during
the summer. Rumors in West Harti'ord say
that Trumbull Hunt is thinking of leaving the
luiulxsr biifiinbss, al'er close work at it for some
time. I1j lias got out, in Barton, millions of
feet of lumber and thousands of cords of wood.
Mills are running night and day in West Hart
ford and tho piles of lumber are rapidly increas
ing. If a birds-eye view of the various towns
of the county could have been taken during the
first week in April, it would have been curious
to observe the amount of moving going on. The
changes have been more numerous than usual
in most of the towns of Windsor county.
White River Junction. AH stores in the
village and West Lebai'cn, will lie closed at 8
. in., on and after April 10. V. N. Spauldmg
as cone to Boston. Dr J. B. Rand returned
Saturday, from a two week's visit to Massachu
setts. Rev W, Dole and M. Eddy, have cone
to Washington, D. C. They expect to bo ab
sent two weeks. The Rev Herbert Andrews ex
pects to move onto his farm this week.
Kpbraim Morris and family have started for
Europe. They expect to lie absent alwnt three
months. A. O. Wheeler has been on the road
for tbe past few days attending to the bnsiness
of his son, J. D. Whoclcr, who has been obliged
to remain at home on account of the sickness
of his wife. J. B. MeGarry company, drew a
good bouse Saturday evening.
slowly getting undef the hats of uiaViy RepubU I
cans that in reality it does not make much dif
ference whom they want ; they must take what
is offered them by tho gentlemen who run me
party. To say that there Is any craving desire
for the nominatHn of Secretary of State Ni
chols is all balderdash. Tbe chances are that
until within a few weeks past not two out of
any ten Republican voters in Addlsen county
knew that there was such a man as tbe Hon
Geo Nichols in the state, and very few of them
seem to care a toumarki whether Nichols or
ringree or somebody else gets the nomination.
Democrats, on the other hand, are considerably
better posted about Mr Smalley and Mr Reding.
ton, to whom the nomination now seems likely
to go. Either of these gentlemen it is thought,
would make not only a good candidate but also
a good governor If cither of them could possl
bly be elected to the office.
It being considered, probably, that the gov-
ernorshlp question is all settled in advance,
there has been and continues to be, more dis
cussion in this direction of the lieutenant-governorship.
Hon E. J. Ormsbee of Brandon is
looked upon with most favor for this position
The partiality for Mr Ormsbee Is without prej'
udice to others and is due to tho fact that he
lives in an adjoining county and is well known
in this one. He is present at about every ses
sion of our county and supreme courts, so that
his nance represents to our people a souo reality
miU IlUt BU1I113 UllO Ul W11U1U UIUJ o mviuj
heard but have never seen. Hon Joseph Bat
tell, of Middlebury." Rlnton and Wey bridge,
used to have aspirations in the direction of the
lieutenant-governorship, and in years gone by
his name was sometimes "mentioned" by the
papers. But Mr Battel I does not appear to
want it this vcar. and the Register, of which he
is a part owner, seems to intend to support me
candidacy of Mr Ormsbee. Col Battell has
represented Rip ton and Middlebury In the low
er house ot the state legislature and in ioo was
one of our countv senators. What he wants
this year has not yetbecome apparent, but it
may bo taken lor a certainty mat no wants
something and docs not intend to be left out of
tho account when the offices are being passed
around. As he has represented Middlebury
and Ripton it would seem to be tbe turn of
Weybridge next, and it is not at all improbable
that (Jol Jiatten win ooo up scrcneiy at xiiont
pelier next October as the gentleman from Wey
bridge. Town and county politics are not yet discuss
ed, and nothing will bs likely to be developed in
hese directions until after the holding of cau
cuses to elect delegates to the state convention.
Candidates who are nourishing hopes and de
sires have so far kept them secret and in the
dark, the time for setting their little booms
afloat not having yet arrived.
Speaking of the Register, that paper does not
seem to know or care a rap about state pol
itics, with the single exception of its advo
cacy of Mr Ormsbee for the second place on the
state ticket. If R. M. Bailey, who ran the pa
per until he had nearly run it into the ground,
were still at the helm in the Register office that
paper about this time of the year would bo
boomlnir for the prohibitory law and prohibito
ry candidates ahd boldly runnintr nmiick among
the managers or the ltcputmcan party ot the
state, ah it is now, tne negistcr passes aiong
as placidly as a moonlit niirlit in June and nov-
er makes a ripplo in the mnddy political waters
ot Vermont,
Windsor. Fred Simpson ot Londonderry
was in town uonaay, ,
Chas. Hoyt, an old resident of Windsor, died
lout Saturday, and tho funeral services took
place Mouday afternoon.
The potato race at the skating rink, took
place as advertised. The first prize of V2, was
won by Will Corliss, the second prize of 1, was
won by Harry Robinson.
Dr and Mrs Clark and Mrs Butler, have just
returned from their annual trip to Florida, ap
parently in the best of health.
George Ward ner, formerly connected with the
Ascutney bank, aud brother of Mrs Win. M.
Evarts, is at present confined to, the house with
sickness, and it Is understood that his condition
is somewkat alarming to ma mends.
Will Fitzgerald, a brakenian'wbo runs from
Windsor to Bellow Falls, received a knife
wound in one of bis bauds whllo attempting to
separate two mon who were fighting at the de
pot at Bellows Falls, last Thursday night. The
name of the assullant is Mike McAullffee, and
tuts is not tuo nrsi scrape ot a similar nature
that ho has been mixed up In.
The attendance at the "MeGarry" concert at
the town ball last Wednesday evening, was
small on account ot the severe snow storm.
Those who attended were well satisfied with tho
Tho Tavernlor Comedy Co., will play "Under
the Gas Light" this week Wednesday night.
Engineer Sam Hoyt is improving, and It is
hoped, will be able to resume his duties on tbe
Connecticut tuver railroad soon. , ,
Tbe public examination, as requlrejl by law',
will take place at the high school hoase Satur
day. April 20th. Written examination 10 a. u.
Oral examination 2 p. m. d ; ....J,,
Easter will be observed In our different
churches with the usual floral decorations and
appropriate music and singing.
"Jack" Lacy went to Claremont last week
Thursday on business, aud returned on the 8
o'clock evening train, and on enterbig his dwell
ing was received with a tin pan serenade. On
investigation about 100 people were found stow,
ed away in different parts ot the house, and on
a table iiL-the front room were a silver castor,
silver butter dish, creamer and sugar bowl,
Bilver napkin rings, s complete set of china and
numerous' other gifts, whi.e over the table hung
a fine hanging lamp and it occurred suddenly to
"Jack" that be had been married just ten years.
The presentation was made by II. W. Stocker,
in versej as follows : -
Kind trends we've gathered here to-night
With happy hearts, and faces bright,
To greet this couple, who, you know,
Were married just ten years ago.
For years the custom it has been
As doubtless most of you have seen.
l o celebrate that joyful day,
The wedding anniversary.
There's weddings silver, gold and tin,
Diamond and crystal too come in,
There's one of linen, one of wood,
And shingles, too, I've understood.
The shingle wedding's all the rage
When the first born comes to spanking ace,
And many here no doubt recall,
That the shingle wedding is the worst of all.
To-night, it is the wedding, tin, !
To which we all havo, gathered In,
Bringing these tokens of good cheer
To tills good couple standing here.
Accept these gifts with friendship's true
Which all here present bear for you,
With wishes than your onward way,
May be one bright unclouded day.
8prlna;flc.ll. 'liio town clerk report 120
licensed this year.
and Wheeler have been appointed
Mutual Insurance Co. of New
a alreadv ftcnrarl a numlm nt
applications. X.
ot the rindliiff In
. Martin will sooiiTnove Into W. II. Conn's
I Street, V
tea Wednesday
There will lie a snelllnir
evening, April 10, In the Son
Hall. Sv. v
Mrs II. F. Dana 1 with her fathet Vcrgen.
it. j. Kenney who was on the gain fortime
Is again quite low, by reason o? tiiklng Bold.
UOO. P. Havwood is Iimirovlnir .WH ll,.,.n.
confined to hit bed by natural Inflrmitle atteuaV
ant upon old age.
07'', Sweet, wheVas one of the victims of
last Jriday's accident on tbe Grand Trunk R.
K. near Montreal, 1 doing as well as he can
while suffering from a fracture of his collar-bone.
Mr David Moor who sustained severe, though
not serioas injuries by her fall at the town hall
a week or two since, is on the gain.
Geo. A. Henry will soon start for the West,
In some part of which he will locate, provided
he finds the right business openjng.
E. C. Nason has returned from Florida where
he has been for his health, and is with his mother-in-law,
Mrs Steel.
There are now eight hi the graduating clas
In.owr high school.low many will graduate ?
W.iW. Hill ha removed ha family to West
Broofleld Miis.,where he ha secured work at
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Secession mih DUoord In llurllnrtoa
Uhurohes County Court Matters Gov
ernor Underwood's Famous Mult Perse
oiitlng the Jew Merious ntanblng Affray
The Asaallaut held In 800 Uuillnr-
tfk.lM Mau. 1
fKrom our Special Correspondent. .
BuiiMNOTOJf Vt., April 10.
There Is trouble in the churche here. While
all should bo sorene as the joyous Eastor-tlde
approaches, rumors are afloat of dissension in
Mree of our societies. Somo thirty members of
the Baptist church, with their families, have so.
ceded from Rev F. J. Perry's ministrations, and
If he remains pastor will either not go to ehurch
at ul', form a separate snclntv. nr ntlAnH thn
services of some body where immersion aud
close communion arr not dogmas. The princl
palcousoof this is a stubborn unwillingness
to be satisfied with any pastor who should suc
ceed tbe beloved Rev Mr Wilcox, who left the
society a few years ago after a service of over
13 years. His successor, Mr Perry, is a vigor
ous young man and quite an orator, but Mr
Wilcox' friends have not takon kindly to Urn.
After a series of fault findings, Rev Mr Bres
ton ot the Winooski Avenue Congregational
church has sent in his resignation, aud will
soon leave for a more lucrative position at the
west. No successor has yet been chosen.
But the greatest turmoil is in St Panl'i Epis
copal church. Some two -rears, am) Rev E. R.
Atwlll, for U )joar rector, feeling- that bis uso-
What Ails St Albans?
fFrom tho Springfield Republican-
Some 30 years ago there was a village on the
beautiful Vermont slope toward Lake Cham
plain, a trifle slow but made up of the old New
England families ot laoonous ways ana 11-ngai
habits. There was a great deal of wealth there
and railroad "magnates" began to blossom.
Northfield, the manufacturing and repairing
center of the v ermont Central railroad, was
stripped of the machinery and employees ; they
were transported to st Aioans, wnere new
buildinsrs were erected, the chosts of the dis
embodied structures being left to Btand until
they fell by decay amid weeds anu a tew rnsry
car-wheels. The lake town flourished gently,
had a raid, a butter market nnd more magnates
railroad, star-route, trust company quite nn
elegant assortment. These elegancies seem to
havo been acquired, however, at tbe expense of
a reckless speculative naijit in tue wnoie com
munity, repeated breaches of trust and general
demoralization. The last failure draws from
an ingenuous correspondent the encouraging re
mark : "As there are no more banks to fail, the
feeling that bottom has been reached with so
small a shock to legitimate local business hi re
assuring." It was Tom Hood who said:
"Everything having burned up, the lire was
now under control." Did it ever occur to the
St Albans mind that, iu the midst of so much
financial rottenness, the bottom might drop out
of the Smiths some day? Then the town
would move back to Northfield.
Judge Kedflvld's IJl'TenHP.
From the Montpellcr Argus.
It is tine that Judge Redfield, in 1883, was
doubled by the listers without investigation,
and under a misapprehension of the facts. But
the board of civil authority, after full hearing,
struck off the doubling, and found that he had
wilfully omitted no taxable property. And
tho amount which they found bo had accident
ally omitted, was very small $853, or8.53 of
the grand list. It is no light thing to nnjnsty
asperse the character of a man of Judge Red
field's eminence.
Maik Er.Y-GoppAKD, the sister of Ely Ely
Goddard, of Vcrshire and Montpelier notoriety,
was married at London, England, Friday to
Prince Poniatowski. a Russian nobleman. The
New York papers annonnce that tbe snobbish
Ooddards were not particularly weanuy tin
the rise in the value of their copper mine
at Elv five years neo, since which time
they have entertained largely and been promi
nent in society. It is within five years, too,
that their miners have starved because that
they couldn't get tlu pay they had earned.
We've known you both for many a year.
And I am sure our presence here
Will better speak than tongue, or pen,
The warm regard we hold you in.
This little curly headed boy,
Hi father's pride, his mother's joy.
May he from sorrow e'er be free
And life with him successful be.
As years roll on and pass away,
And hair now brown has turned to giwy,
May you this evening oft recall,
With pleasant memories of all.
And when this evening we depart.
Be this the language of each heart,
May God your on ward journey bless,
And crown your days with happiness.
The caucuses for the election of delegates to
the Republican District convention, at Mont
pelier, April 29th, are to bo held Sattirday.April
The committee of arrangements for the fair
to raise money for procuring scenery for the
town hall, have decided upon April 23rd, 24th
and 25th, as the time' for holding the same.
Tickets admitting the., purchaser, the three
evenings, and giving chance for a prize, will
be placed on sale at all of the stores within a
few days. '
A corporation meeting is called for Saturday
evening, to consider the quostion of what, if
anything, shall be paid the members of the tire
company while on duty. This is a matter that
every business man is directly interested in, and
there should be a full meeting. The fireman
should receive fuir compensation for actual ser
vice. If the corporation pursues any different
course it will prove false economy. -
An interesting feature of the fair to be held
soon for the purpose of raising funds for scen
ery for the town hall, will be tho broom drill
by a company of 17 young ladies. Capt Coffee
has been drilling the company for 3 or 4 weeks,
and its members have already acquired a re
markable proficiency in evolutions, and the
mannel of the broom.
Bethel. It has been decided that Rev J. R.
Roblin, who was elected town superintendent,
was not eligible to the office and Dr L. M.
Greene has been appointed to the place.
A. C. Davis and wife wee called upon by
numerous friends, headed by the band, Satur
day last, on tho occasion of their golden wed
ding. The sum of $51 in gold, among many
other presents were left as a reminder.
The body of Cliai. Belching, youngest son of
Wm.-Belching and the last of the family, was
brought here for burial from New York last
Lav i ma Wilson, who has been a long sufferer,
died tho 4th inst., aged 56.
Mrs C. L. Temple died at Randolph, the 4th
Inst., aged GO, her. body was buried here Sun
day. Mrs A. R. Townshend, a former resident.died
in Barnard tho 2d inst.
B. C. Bagley, who was a resident and owner
of the mills here for 8 or 10 years, died March
31st, at Bethel, Dakota.
Tuesday was the finest day of the season so
for, sun having shone most of the day.
There ha.e been 04 tojs rcgittsred in town so
Tyson Furnace. Fred Parker's youngest
child u very ill with pnemnonia. A council of
physicians has been held.
At the annual meeting of Tyson cheese com
pany, the old officers were ro-clocted. Presi
dent, A. F. Hubbard ; secretary, Parker Boyn
ton j treasurer, E. B. Partridge : directors, Amos
Bovnton, W. H. Sawyer, George Barrett; sales
man, W. P. BowiAn. Jl'he factory wili open
the middle of May and run uutil the first of Oc
tober. South Koyulton. Dr Slills gives notice
that he is to leave here the 15th of this month.
At the special corporation meetlnir Mnmlur
night it was moved that the trustees be instruct
ed not to put the lock-up In the engine house.
Everct M. Ball is here on a short collge vaca
tion. Alice M. Warren, Will II. Dart and Elswortb
Johnson returned to their several fields of study
Wednesday ,of this week.
There is the usual amount of spring moving
this year. "Jumping from the frying-pan into
the fire" In many cases.
Mrs L. E. Jackman returned from her visit in
Fiti-hburg, last Monday.
Daniel W. Staples met with quite a misfortune
Monday night, in the burning of bis sugar house.
He had been boiling sap all day and at dark
left the house,and as he supposed, put out the
fire. Soon after eight o'clock one of Mr Staple g
neighbors informed him that his sugar hou S
was in ashes. With the sugar house which
was new were burned twelve cords of dry
wood, a new evaporator and sundry sugaring
utensils. We nave not heard the estimate of the
L. B. Kurd offers for sale the. strip of land ne
the oxbow bordering G. O. Henry's land.
There Is again a flicker of hoHe
that a century's wrong will be righted
the house judiciary committee has ordered
favorable repots on the bill providing for the
ascertainment ot claims of American citizens
for spoiiatious committed by the 1-rench, prior
to 1801. The petitions must be filled in the
court of claims within two years after the pas
sage of the act.
Hartford. Miss Floy White is serving as
compositor in. the Valley Sun office at the Junc
tion, now that a part of that paper is printed at
heme. .
Upon the advice of the attending physcian,
application has been made to tho selectmen for
the removal of Mr Milan Garland, a relative ot
Mrs Will Eaton at whose house he is now con
fined in a state of religious insanity, to the Asy-
iiuii lUDnuutuoro.
E. A. Dodge, publisher of the W. R. Junction
Valley Sun, has purchased of H. N. Savage the
land at the Point, which the latter recently
bought of W. H. Swan, paying f 700 therefor.
Frank and Ned Bugbee have returned to Mcr
iden, N. H., to prosecute further their studies at
Kimball Union Academy.
Capt Henry B. Atherton of Nashua, X. II.,
has been secured to deliver the Memorial day
address here this year. Ho is recognized as an
able speaker and the community is to be con
gratulated upon baving obtained him. Capt
Atherton enlisted from Cavendish and served in
company C of the 4th Vermont Reg. in which
he was wounded at Lees Mills.
The "Hartford Improvement Society" has or
ganizedwith Lieut-Gov Pingree, president; A.
E. Watson, secretary ; A, L. Pease, treasurer ;
E. Morris, auditor; Rev S. I. Briant, H. C.
Pease, Mrs E. W. Morris, Mrs C. M. Cone, and
J. P. Alliin, executive commiuee. 4
Apartywa8givenatLiout.Gov. S. E. Fin
grces last Friday evening, complimentary to tbe
ramny ot ispn. Morns, prior to their departure
for Europe. Miss Morion Lewis of Claremont.
N. H.,is In town paying a visit to the family of
her sister, Mrs Johnathan Bugbee. Dr J. B.
Hand has returned from a visit down country
where he went recently to get a short relief from
b isiness, and recruit. He does a little driving
now in the discharge of his professional duties,
though he has not yet fully recovered from his
late i lncss. Miss Mary Cleary was summoned
to her parental home in New York state last
Saturday on account of the sickness of her moth
er. The choir of the Congregational society was
assisted in the sinking last Sabbath by E.
H. Thompson of Lebanon,as tenor. Horace C.
Moor has been filling an engagement the hast
week as musical director ot tho "Dartmouth
opera company, a student organization, in en
tertainments given at Hanover, Lebanon, Clare
mont, Concord and Manchester , N. H. A par
ty comprising Mr and Mrs Ephraim Morris,
their youngest dsughter, Annie, and Mrs El-
bridge H. Thompson of Lebanon, N. H left
here on Monday for New York, where they
were expecting th embark for Europe on Wed.
They intend to be gone several months. H.
Smith, a former driver for C. B. Ballard, was
here from Rhode Island last week, for the pur
pose of buying equine stock. At a meeting of
the executivo committee of the Hartford im
provement association last week, it was decided
to havo a concrete sidewalk, unless otherwise
determined lor that which will be built by pri
vate enterprise, extending from the church to
the school house ; to improve the approaches to
the bridgo; and construct a walk from the south
end of the bridge to the depot of the C. V. R.
R. Edward W. Morris is to discharge the du
ties Incumbent upon his orotner .phraiui, as
superintendent and treasurer of the Ottaqucche
Woolon Co. of North Hartland, during the lat
ter's journey abroad. Mrs J. II. French having
moved out of the village, Mrs Melvin Hazen
has received the appointment of town liquor
agent. Charles W. Pease, onr popular land
lord, was taken with a sudden rheumatic attack
last week, which caused grave apprehensions at
one time that it mighit settle about his heart
with fatal results. Tho decisivo change was for
the better, however, and he is now improving
slowly. The sugar party nnd hop given under
the auspices of the ladies of the Universalist so
ciety, at Pease's, last Friday evening, was large
ly attended, and au wiio were present report it
a highly enjoyable occasion. A snug little sum
must have been realized, as the receipts were
nearly all profit. Joab Walker moved from a
tenement on Back street Into the Abbot bouse,
on the road to Woodstoct, last week. On ac
count of the unfavorable weather thus far, for
making it, there is quite a demand lor the ma
ple product, which usualy gets to be a drus by
this time in the season. One night last week
A. L. Pease inadvertently proceeded to pass
through a door-way in the hotel, when the door
which had glass panels, wa s closed. The result
was that bis face was sovcrly cut in several
paces.and he narrowly esca ped the loss of an
Sharon. The Congregational and Baptist
fulness hew. gone (a morbid oeling byrthe
by), and tbinklhgUat 'Jfrlnity Parish k tol
edo, Ohio; heeded him lo settle, its' differences,"
left le.-e and went thither. The'J parish vestry
then secured Rev W. C. Dawson, tho mission
ary at Hanover, N. II. At first the impression
which he created was very favorable, and
though everybody missed Mr AtwlU, it lay in
Mr Dawson's way to win tbe hearts of all his
people. But he soon showed an uncompromis
ing spirit and want of tact which made a rupt
ure between them. He developed an exces
sively high-church tendency which was dlj
asteful to tin low-church spirit which has
always been a characteristic of the people of St
Paul. He occupied the ground that he wrs
priest and the laity should obey hlm.whlch their
strongly protested ideas would not tolerate.
Immersions were introduced and continued, so
that many left tho church and the Sunday
school was reduced one-half. A snppliccdboy
tiiuu- 01 poor quality toou me place ot an ex
cellent quartette, and ultra high-church doc
trines were taught in both church and school.
The breach has been growine wider, and the
relations between priest and' people more un
pleasant, till it culminated on Monday in the
presentation of a petition from sixty or more of
the parishoners to the vestry to request of Mr
Dawson his resignation. This will be present
ed to him before the meeting on Easter Mom
day. - What the result will be no one knows.
He may rely on his priestly power.and, backed
by some supporters, may refuse to leave. This
will likely result in the formation of another
parish, unless the Bishop can bring about har
mony. According to the rules of the church a
minister can only be gotten rid of for herasy or
immorality, not for peculiarities of character or
disposition. -
County court Is still in session, but the jury
will probably be discharged this week. In the
caso of Bixby v Holbrook, under the Civil
Damage act, a verdict of $379.42 was given tbe
plaintiff, rather a small value given to a hus
band's life. It was a compromise verdict, three
naming $1, and one $1000. Governor Under
wood nas entered His famous $1,500,000 suit
against his persecutors. They plead in abat
ment his adjudication as a lunatic; he replies
that such adjudication was the result of cor
ruption and collusion ; they rejoin traversing
iuo supiicuuoii. xue case is passed for the
present, Judge Taft being one of the defendants.
At tho anniversary meeting of the Y. M. C.
A., last Tuesday evening, the reports were
read and the general management and work of
the association for the past year laid before the
public. They show that a great deal of good
work has been done.
A new Bishop's house is to be erected this
year just west of the Cathedral, 66x48 and a
wing 36x26 feet. The Bishop has also in con
templation the building of a boarding school
on the corner of. Pearl street and Winooski
avenue. In the city Catholic schools there are
about eleven hundred pupils.
A set of ruffians and hoodlums havo lately
been persecuting the Jews of their city, which
culminated last Friday in one of the Jews being
seriously stabbed In tho face. The assailant,
Aleck Seymour, was . bound overSJin.$00
bonds. ......... c --
The enrollment of scholars in our "public
schools for the past winter term was 1200. be
tides the Catholic as mentioned above.
Our new city government was organized last
Monday. Mayor Morse delivered his annual
message, recommending various improvements,
mainly of a sanitary character. E. B. Taft was
elected p. jciaent of tho board of aldermen, and
appointed the various committees. The council
elected the various city officers and left their
salaries all the same, except reducing that of
overseer of the poor from $500 to if ttiO. The
old inenmbcuts were reelected, except Lowell
C. Grant takes tbe placo of Alexander Crosby
as chief engineer of the fire department (a re
sult pf the fire fight), and Frank II. Parker
succeeds as superintendent of water works
Harry A. Storrs who leaves town. Two changes
among tho assistant engineers were also made.
Alberinan Drew was dropped from the chair
manship of the fire committee, and then Indig
nantly refused to serve on tho committee at all.
Ht'lZ'Ji' T" nebt.-A Now Hl
Project. County Politics. A Train Hnw
Mound In Aril.-Notea nnd Gleaning".
Sr. JoiiNsauKT, April 8.
Notwithstanding the statement made by the
town treasurer at the last annual town mtetlug,
the selectmen have not yet succeeded in refund.
ing the town debt and no one seems to know
what will be done about it. The dobt is now in
the vicinity of $110,000.
The town authorities are now making or
rangemcnts to locate the town: rlerk's office In
the new block to be built by tlio Y. M. C. A.,
on Eastern avenue. It is "proposed to rent a
ult of rooms on tho second floor, build a vault.
etc., all of which will be of advantage to Deacen
Blodgettas well as the town. The savings
bank has purchased a fine building lot of G, o
B. Walker on Main street, on which they will
erect a block tbe coming season. The first floor
will be devoted to the offices of the bank and
tho upper stories will be finished oft into fene
mci.ts and business offices. The location Is ore
"f the very best in town, and the block will I
a welcome addition to the many fine buildiiu
on the street.
Theitailro.'d street opera house project
now an assured success. At a meeting he'd
last Saturday evening tbe stockholders sui -ceedodiit
raising the necessary amount, $10.
000, and the actual work on the building will
be begnn bthe Jlrst of May. The articles of
jlucorporatlon have been sent to the secretary of
state to'be recorded, and after (tit neejasarv ten
days notice tbe Stockholders will organize m il
the stock will bo issued. We understand that
the audience room will be planned after the
style of an opera house, wlth"gallerieii, u line
stage, uoxes, opera chairs and a raised floor.
This is what should lie done at least. Mean
while the "Music Hall" scheme on Main sheet
is dragging somewhat, and receiving consider
able opposition. The hall will probablv be
bwilt however, although not in any hurry."
County politics are not making any noise a
yet, and no one has any idea of what the Re
publican ticket will be like. I. 31. Smith of
Baraet has lot of friends who would like to see
him sheriff, and Sheriff Sulloway has a great
many who would like to see him retain the of
fice. If the principles of civil service reform are
considered at all Mr Sulloway will stav where
he Is. He is a good citizen and a good office'-.
Tho vanes all point in tho direction' cf Alexan
der Dunnett, of the firm of Nichols & Dunnett
of this place, for states attorney, in plaeeof
iiarry uioogett, the present lncumljent. Hairy
has done well with the oflieo, but the "stron-i-r
man" Cyclone will be likely to carry him oflf
Until two years ago it woa customary ti cir
tbe county senators two elections, but' the prac
tice was disregarded for that time, and Messr
Ide and Brainard elected. Efforts will I made
this year both to keep them iu and to turn tlini
out with the chances rather in their favor. The
associate judges also occupy the same positio 1
on the ragged edge of suspense.
Judge Walter I". Smith has madeancxsi-llent
and perfectly satisfactory record iu the office of
Judire of Probate, and no one wili be indiscreet
enough 4to oppose his unanimous rc-nomim:-nation.
Not many people can oe made to be
lieve that-a train ever was or could be snow
bound in Vermont in tho month of April, but
this was accomplished on the Lake road last
Friday night. The express train from Swantoti
to St Johnsbury which was duo at the latfer
place ar 10 p. m. encountered a heavy gale and
immense snow drifts at Waldeu and was com
pelled to go into quarters for the night at a
point on the mountain aljout one mile castor
Walden depot. The train remained in thednft
exposed to the hurricane and the intense (old
until eight o'clock Saturday inoruiii'.', when a
relief train arrhed from St Johnsburv- with a
large force of shovelers, win after aft hourt
hard work resurrected the buried train and
cleared the track.
The mail train going west which was duo iit
Walden at 4 :15 Friday afternoon was Iriried in
the drift! near West Danville and did not reach
Walden until eight o'clock Saturday morning.
All this happened in tho month of April, re
member. Last December, Mosc3 D. Johnson and wife
obtained an injunction against the Connecticut
River lumber company, restraining it from run
ning logs on the Connecticut river or maintain
ing booms at Mclndoes Falls. On.Tuesdav a
hearing was had here before Chancellor Ross
and the injunction was dissolved, the court
holding that the Connecticut river is a public
highway for the transportation of logs.
St. .Tohnsbury. Col. Franklin Fairbanks
wrlteatlte IIkvoumrm from Winter Parte, Or
ange County Fla. thnt tie finds delightful Sum
mer weather there now. The mercury varies
from 72 to 88 at mid dav and goes to fi2J at
Not Tliawinif out title Spring.
From the Newport Exprem.
Spring has nearly opened ; the boys are busy
at marbles; sap has started a little and the gal
lant Col G. W. Hooker seems to be on tbe war
path. Some intimate that he is after the ap
pointment of agent for paying pensions in New
Hampshire and Vermont in place of, E. L.
Whitford. Others say be is fixing things for
his election to congress from the second dis
trict. We presume he is after both nnd any
other good thing lying round loose. He may
bring sufficient force to hear Uion officials in
Washington to seenre tbe former berth but if we
mistake not tbe sentiment of the Republicans of
this district be has not a ghost of a show in se
curing the latter.
It may l that the solution of the Soudan dif.
ficulty will come by way of Abyssinia. If
King John agrees to furnish an army of his
swarthy Christians for tbe purling down of the
Arabs, tbe plan will lie likely to succeed. For
as tbe English under Lord Napier, at Magdala,
found out, the Abyssinian are made of sterner
stuff than tbe weak -spirited Egyptian filahecn.
They are accustomed to tbe deadly climate of
the west coast, and the hardships of tbe doert,
and are notably fond of warlike enterprises
Tbe project which is said to be thought of by
England seems, on the fare of it. Ue one,and
capable of pitting an end to tbe dilemma. It
b clear that Gordon is In erioo strait at Khartoum.
Ttisrn la tn 1 a. nnion moetiiisr at the Con.
gregational church Friday next, East Day, at churches are now each supplied with a new
HydeviHc Tenements are very scarce.
Tho Russell house will soon be put in readiness
for summer guests. Bulger Brother have left
the Billings' mill, and are negotiating with R.
Hanscr to lease tbe mill be purchased the past
season, Clifford and Litchfield are changing
their grist mill into a slate mill. This will
make one more slate mill in Castlcton than in
Fremont Steven of Weston attempted to com
mit sukidc a shert time ago by taking a large
dose of a compound prepared for ne in teeth,
ache. It was composed of chloroform, ether
and aconite and death would have eiuued bad
not medical assistance been promptly summon
Tbe receipts for 'stamps are slamicd envel
o for the month of March, 18S.'i, at tbe Wind
sor pot office, ws ?2ys.7l. and for the same
month in ins I, ?.S9Ji, making difference nt
lint notwithstanding the reduction in ict-
t er postage.
2 o clock p. m.
Mr tiartlett of Rhode Island was in town
last Saturday. Mr B. formerly owned tho Bcnj.
Flint farm near tbe village.
Oscar Morse has recovered from his illness.
Union Y. M. C. A. meeting at Methodist
church next Sunday evening, April 13th at 7
o'clock, conducted by Rev Mr Barrows.
Miss Addie Bean and Mrs Ed Smith are Im
proving slowly.
Charlie Woodard has his office at hotel neatly
Tbe indications arc we arc to have a poor
sugar year.
The firm of Bixby & Jones has dissolved, Mr
Bixby baving purchased Mr Jones' interest.
Neighbor Jackwood this week Fridar even
ing. None should miss seeing this piay, re
plete with incipents and scenes ot the sturdy
old farmers' life in Vermont in anti-slavery
Iiurklrn'a Aralra 8're.
The liest salve in the world for Cnt. rniiscn.
Sores, I'k-er. f-lt Kbenra, Fever Honr, Tetter,
Chapped Mands, Chilblains Com, and all skin
crnpiiims, and positively enre Pile, or no py
required. It I rnarantrrd to give perfect ativ
f action, or monrv refunded, l'rxe 2-i cent per
box. For sale by II. C. WHUrd.
ISoyaHon. Dea Clark still lingers, though
yery innch emaciated Jennie Morse is re
ported as having diphtheria. John Mathie is
making bis quarterly visit in this village. Mrs
Hazen, from Hartford, arrived in town last
Friday, and ! stopping with ber sisters. Mrs
Tierce and Morse. The academy echool ha
tern amler tbe direction of Dr Latham for the
pact week, but Mr Stearns has again taken ber
place A band of hope was formed last Friday
and will meet again Wednesdav, to whirn the
children and young people will all lie welcome.
Kev Mr Harrow, pastor of the M. fc. chtmh
at South Royalton, supplied tbe Conrregatioa
a'bt de-k hu4 Sabbath, and we nnderttand be
has hecn engaged for next Sabbath.
nrmin wlnrh havo recently
chased of C. E. Knight, agent. The freight
which has for many years been transported
from Sharon depot to Strafford, will hereafter
he delivered at the I'assumpsic R. R. ueot.
This Is a new arrangement which ha been
made by Strafford people. We suppose they
have an :dea that they will be released from
assisting in tbe building of a new bridge across
White river at this point by so doing. The
Burlington freight train was hindered about an
hour at this station tbe other day, by running
off the track near the lower switch. -'Mrs N. B.
Avary, whom we mentioned last week as being
very sick with tvphoid pneumonia, died Wednes
day evening. Funeral Friday, Revs Chamber
lain and Robbins officiating. Royal Roberta,
Esq., is not expected to live but a short time.
G. 1). Aldricb ha recently moved on to tbe
Joseph Blanchard farm. The R. R. bridge
near J. H. Marsh' is being repaired. The next
union meeting will lie at Baptist church next
Sabbath evening. E. W. Brown, manager of
Royalton section of R. R.. and living is this
Ela'ce, has been furnished a hand-car, by which
e can reach to and from hi home in 35 min
utes, a distance of seven miles. Rev 8. A.
Parker of Bethel, will preach at Smith hall next
Sahhath at 2 o'clock p. ra. Ira Button will re
main in care of the town farm another year.
Rafus Morse' little (on wa buried last week
rrofl table Crop.
Noawiru, Vt.
I k4 llvarkrr' Hill uid Drill Thooplute IfaU
wMn, and nnd It Mttfctonr, and fnlly enai la
nv ibopbst that t hare eai-d. Cm1 iile hv tWte
vrith a h?a manure rompoai, th ditfrrvDce In furor
of the rhosjihaie ra rry marked. I --n.ilf-r It
profitable to use Ihhi I'hoiphate en all crop. -i
iallr epea cora. II. B. (i i.
Vcrgcnncs. The Rt Rev Bishop De Goes
briand celebrated mass here Sunday, a no
priest has yet succeeded Father Kerleilon.
F. II. Foss and wifo have gone to Washing
ton, D. C, to spend several weeks with Mr
Foss' father.
Ex-Water Commissioner Winslow goes
Ca lifornia in a few days.
Cambridge. Word has been received from
Goodwin Leach who went to Louisville, Ky., a
short time ago. He report sbusiness brisk and
wages good. New vegetables of nil kinds are
on tbe market and the grass is looking green
and thrifty. Board is $3.00 per week aud skill
ed help is in good demand.
l'l-obato Court, Chittenden District,
Business for the week ending March 25, 18S4.
Jonas Carrutb's estate Appointment of ap
praisers. Michael Madigan's estate Settlement of
guardian's account.
John Sheehen's estate Appointment of ad
ministrators, commissioners and appraisers.
Andrew J. Burritt's estate Appointment of
administrators, commissioners and appraisers.
EIenthra White s estate Appointment of
i.mlly Baker s estate Settlement of admin
istrator's account.
Laura A. Wolcott's estate License to sell
real estate. .
Wm. Gordon's estate Withdrawal to sell
real estate
Ajahel Peck's estate Settlement administra
tor's account and decree to heirs.
Smith F. Piersou s esf ate License to sell per
sonal estate
Alfred B. Allen's estate Settlement adminis
trator' account and decree.
Business for the week ending April 1, 1884.
Carrie E. Chamber's estate Settlement com
missioner's account.
Marvin A. Nicbol's estate Appointment of
administrators, commissioners and appraisers.
William Thorp's estate Appointment of ad
ministrators and appraisers.
Nathan Peck's estate Decreed.
Lncinda Barrey's estate Appointment of ad
ministrator and commissioner.
West Randolph. Tba receipts of the
postoftico from the sale of stamps for the iuar
ter just ended, amounted to $S7i). This is
nearly up to the averago of 6itlcs for the fitr
last quarters previous, three of which wcu
under the old three-cent letter postage system.
Mrs Temple, widow of the late Channcev L.
Temple of Bethel, died at the residence of 'Mrs
Briggs on Friday morning last. Her tuner. 1
was attended on Sunday afternoon. She had
been in feeble health for tho last two or time
years. There will lie union services at the
Congregational church 0:1 Fast dav, at the
usual hour of moroiug ejrvice. This is 111
obedience to the practiC3 of alternating anions
the churches on such occasions. The Sunday
school of St John's chufch has added intra
than two hundred volumes to its library. It is
in prosperous circumstances. Hard timcti
among the people just now. Mud iu the va 1 y
snow drifts on the hills, listers abroad in ii e
land, organ agents hovering about where ihere
are any signs of victims, and the dav of potato
utigs not very xar away, oome ot tliese tiling
may lie blessings in disguise, but the avcraffe
citizen does not seo it Geo 1. Hardv clo.-e
out his mercantile busiuess here May 1st, anil
will remove to North Troy, Vt. Freeman Rich
ardson, who was so badly uijurcd last week,
shows signs of coming out all right. It was
thought at first that bis skull was fractured,
but this proves not to have lieen the case The
treasurer of the village school district makes i;i
excellent showing iu his report. The indebted
ntss of the district is now only $50:). The esti
mated expense of tho district another ve.ir in
$2850. Voted to raise 35 cents on a dollar.
The Beedle Bros, have taken possession of their
grocery and meat market, and it seems qni.e
natural to go in and find some of the boys Ii -hind
the counter, ready to take your moev fin
value received. Signs of improvement iu the
village are already visible. The old Ben Ji n s
house is undergoing thorough repairs. When
completed it will hardly be recognizable as oiw
ot the old landmarks, which it now is.
HIA 3 tLlUlU 11UJ1W
At the last session of the Rutland County
court the following business wa transacted :
liancrolt y. Bancroft ; d'cree granted with
alimony and custody of minor child.
Kitlie Ross v. Eugene Ross; decree granted
with alimony according to stipulation.
Benson v. Ben sen ; decree grated with ali
mony and custody of miner child.
Geo. A dame v. Addie Adams : decree granted
wilful desertion.
II. K. White t. Mary B. White ; of Pawlct :
decree granted tor intolerable severity.
Anna rbelps v. Mcrritt C. Phelps : decree
granted for refusal te support.
WntTK It? We are constantly riviog io-
qnlrira a-kim n hit our Kitrari of Kre to. It la
a simple extract, diii!ld fmni the bet ot rye, in a
peculiar manner that makes It a pleasant, aarmlcM
bererae or aa act ivm cure for all pu!mnnar con.
pUiata. It t mid oaly In Nul, by moat all
ropertaUe grooera and dmgi" ail ever tke
ennntrr. Ill E T! K llmm ixaa I'o.. 1 ,r
at wet, "boat on.
Tunbrilg;e. The Band of IIoji? m.cu ;it O.
A. Gay's Thursday evening.
The W. C. T."r. hold their next literay meet
ing at II. R Uayward's Saturday evening.
They hve a fine program for the meeting, ami
a general invitation is extended to all.
Some of the old soldiers who served in co:
pany E of the second Vermont, have rcquettd
their old lieutenant, II. R. Hayward, to a;
range for a re-union of that company.
The roadi are very bad, likewise the
Tho ladies are trying U start a good pub!iC
libray here.
Republican caucus Saturday of nct w; A.
Tbe Band of Hope are to give .nf -.ntoiiaia-ment
the 1st of May to get tuuds for a library.
A branch of the W. C. T.' V. for tbe vi.hu '
ladies is to be established here.
Clarence Hutchison ha been vcrv sl. L- i... .,
few days, bnt is thought to he better row.
George Mudgett is traveling in - ir.......
shire in the interest of the Mndgctt tedder.
Mrs O. A. Cay, president of the local W. C.
T. V. i circulating a petition asking the cotiniv
commissioner to appoint a bqnor agent I hit
will not sell contrary to law if hoppoiiit
There were 25 birth and 20 docths in tor v
last year. Of the births 13 wore mles ami 12
females. Of the deaths 8 males and 12 iruiak
14 were more than 50 rearsot ag; 13 more'
than GO; 10 more than ft). Two were iniuuts,
and the average of the others wi-re 71 years' '
three month, sixteen day. '
Bradford Cbar!eC". Fanihatn of Brad
ford has returned to the University of Vt u
commence tbe spring term. He s"i the jb
more class. MiscFkrcnce M. laruham aid
Annie A. Bradley have nlse returned to St
Agnc Hall at Bellows Fails, ebere tiuy hit
been at achool for the past ix mor.;h. M a
Lizzie Johnson also returns to the same s'liso'
next Monday. The important and interevai r
event of her eigUteruib birthdav oroarrit i
tin wck has detained ber at hex 'home a few
day to look after her inheritance,
W. F. Osborne and Geo. W. Shaw are home
from Dartmouth on a vacatkm of twawi .

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