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THE RUTLAND DAILY GLOBE, FRIDAY MORNING, JULY 18, 1873.
FRIDAY, JULY 18, 1873.
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Address 0L0BI5 PAPER CO., Rutland, Vt.
The republicans of Minnesota, Wcdncs
day, nominated C. It. Davis for governor,
over W D. Washburn, ono of "tlio Wash
burn family," who, strnngcly enough, was
found on the sldo of the monopolists Tlio
lesolutlons nro described as "judicious and
moderate," approve- of the Investigations by
Congress, demand the repeal of the salary
An election lakes places In New Mexico.
September 1st, for a dclcgalo to Congress.
Under the law, as It now Is, as boon ns the
snores? f nl candidate can cctlify his clcc
lloii.oniclally, to Washington, bo can nt
imce, and without waiting to bo sworn in,
draw fioin the treasury .'JCi.GS.'), and, In ad
dition thereto, bis "necessary traveling ex.
priors." After he draws this money, sup
pose he dies, what then?
It i-eenw as natural for some men toslcal,
hen they obtain government employment,
as It Is for a duck to take to water. A let
ter app.uently unolllclal was, for n time,
detained in the New Yotk post olllce for
tlieieason that the postage thereon was
paid by a dcp.utinental stamp. The offi
cials weie In a (piandary. Ihey were as
Miicd It ivj a private letter, but bow could
they iwertaln the fact ? If they opened
I lino ami imprisonment stared them in tlio
l iens If the letter was forwarded the gov
ernment win defrauded. The olllcluls
i ll ' the l.iller born of the dilemma, and
the i leik In Ibe national post olllce depart
ment sued his stamps.
.led. ('. Divls and the military coinmis.
-inn li ning disposed of the mass of the
Modoi s. ami left the remainder of the tiibe
t i (he lender mercies of the Oregon courts;
i in I (ieueral Crook having succeeded in
placing n majority of the Apaches where
they will do the most good In their happy
hunting grounds- there are no warlike In.
dians lefl funis to practice upon. The
prospect was so gloomy, that the Klcka
poos have llnally concluded to gratify our
desires, and make their abiding place in
Kansas. It has not yet been announced,
howcu'r, whether Caldwell or Pomeroy
or both of them are to be appointed In
dian agents, for their special guardianship.
We publish, in another column, a tribute
to the memory of Judge Steele, which we
find in the Springfield Republican. Tho
notice is appreciative of the life and char
acter of Judge Steele, and of the field of
iisclulncs which was opening to him In
Vermont. We regret, however, that tho
liepublkan deemed it necessary to tako
such an occasion, and go out of the way,
In order to make an unfounded and unwar
rantable attack upon the judiciary of Ver
mont. Tho proprieties of the occasion
were iolatcd by a course, even If tlio rc
maiks weic founded upon fact, which, for
tunately, they are not ; and will, therefore,
fall harmless to the ground. In any event,
the course, which tho Republican professes
to be serving, can only bo Injured by tho
course it pursued in this case.
Tin: i'lrrrjiits sot rom'i'ii.
There was a time when the judiciary was
tho main stay of despotism, tho tool of
tyranny and tlio oppressor of tho people.
So outrageous was thoabuso of their power,
that early in the thirteenth century, the
right of trial by jury was extorted from
John, of England, at tho point of tho bay
onet, and the further concession obtained
that courts Should be stationary and not
follow tho king's person. This reform, or
correction of the gross abuse of the ap
pliances for obtaining justice, was but tem
porary. Tho courts of England soon, there
after, became again not tlio ministers of jus
tice, but the simple recorders of kingly
will nnd despotic power. We need not
trace the history of tlio British judiciary
down through the days of tho Stuarts even
to the day of tho American revolution to
show this, ns tlio facts arc familiar to all,
and will readily be recalled by the oven a
most careless observer of English history.
We cannot forbear, however, to refer to
Jeffrey's conduct on tho trial of tho saintly
Baxter, where he browbeat tho most emi
nent counsel of the realm, insulted the
prisoner and witnesses, and found in tho
jury ready Instruments to carry out his
master's will. Neither can wc forget the
judical murder of Algernon Sidney, or tho
suppression of free speech and a free press
by a senile court, in their construction of
the law of libel, so late, and even later, as
I lie reign of George the Third. Wo have
seen something of tills same kind of ser
vility nnd want of Independence in our own
day, and In our own country. We refer,
moro particularly, to tlio time when the
Supremo Couit of the United States was
controlled by tlio slave power, and their
eery edict and mandate was bowed to by
a portion of tlio court ; and tlio foundation
well laid, whereon to make libeity sectional
and slavery national.
An attempt has been made, still later, to
linke the bench the servile tool of power
and n willing instrument in the abridge
ment of tlio freedom of speech nnd tho
liberty of tho press. The New York .Sum,
of which Charles A. Dana is tho responsl.
bio editor, published certain charges against
tho board of public works of the District
of Columbia, tlio purport of which was,
that the public funds were misapplied and
misappropriated. It makes no difference,
for our present purpose, whether these
charges nro truo or false. It Is enough to
say that they were made upon a claim of
actual knowledge nnd based upon nlleged
indisputable facts. If so, Mr. Dana but
discharged a duty to tho tax-paycra of
Washington, nnd the country nt largo, In
disclosing them. If they were falso In
fact, published without duo Inquiry or
from malicious motives, ho was amenable
to tho laws, but only in tho manner pre
scribed by tlio law, and In the trlbimal
named by tlio law for that purpose. It may
bo It is dllllcult to draw tho lino of de
marcation between freedom of speech nnd
tlio liberty of tho press on tho ono side,
and unbridled, dangerous llccnso on tho
other. Wo havo no fears, however, that
wo shall ever suffer, to any great extent,
from a licentious press, as, no matter how
ably conducted, It would soon ccaso to
have any Influcnco among rcputablo peo
pic, if, Indeed, it even gained any Influence
nt all. Bitch newspapers might, nnd pro
bably would, gain a precarious and, per.
haps, a remunerative support and circu
lation amid the slums and purlieus of
society, as some of the most dlsrcputablo
of periodicals they are not naetpaperi
now do. The danger from an Unbridled
press Is so Infinitesimal that It may bo dis
missed from consideration, at wo can trust
tbo people and courts to remedy auy such
There was a deeper principle Involved lu
this matter of tho alleged libel of tbe, -Sun,
which if It had been allowed to take Its
course would have completely muzxled the
press. Instead of a freo press, which wo
now boast of, we should be cursed with a
fettered press, and the beginning of the
end of our boasted liberty would have been
inaugurated. A just judge has -warded off
the Imminent danger. For his alleged libel
Charles A. Dana was Indicted hy the police
court of the city of Washington, a territo
rial couit and, in effect, an United States
couit, as it derived its existence and entire
authority from Congicss. Wo need not
stop to discuss tbo micstloif whether, under
tbo constitution and laws of the United
States, there is any such ciimu as libel. It
may or mny not bo true thai such a crime
is not recognized, but Is only tbo creature
of stale laws, but this makes no difference.
Dana published bis alleged libel In New
York, and was indicted In the District of
Columbia. An indictment without the
custody of llio person would, of course,
amount to nothing, nnd hcio the high band
ed proceedings, the dangerous usurpation
begins. Armed with the Indictment. and n
win rant Nsiied by tlio police court of
Washington, United States officers nil
territorial olllcers being mcicly olllcluls of
the United States, appear in New ork
city and demand, at the bands of Commis
sioner Davenport, tlio lcmoval of Dana
from the sovereign state of New York to
the District of Columbia, to lie there tried
for an alleged crime which, if committed nt
all, was committed In lSew 1 ork. Daren-
poi t was only too willing to old In this out
rage upon the rights of the people and
press and the violation of the sovereignty
of New York, but .ludgo Hlatchford was
appealed to, and his decision, tendered
Tuesday, has nipped the proceeding in the
bud, and saved tho liberties of the people
Irom one insidious attack, by deciding that
It would bo unconstitutional to send
Charles A. Dana to Washington for trial.
The effect of this decision is of more
momentous importance to tlio press of the
United States than would seem nt the first
glance, if It goes to tlio extent It undoubt
edly does. What would have been tlio ef
fect of an opposite decision, If It bad been
sustained by tlio court of last resort, aud
thus become the well settled law of the
land ' Prior to the time when, by suitable
legislation, it became easy to apprehend nu
escaped criminal and return him for trial
to the place where the crime was commit
ted, it was judicially determined that ono
committing n larceny in one state and es
caping into another with his plunder was
guilty of the crime there, also, as ho was
constantly committing the crime of larceny
so long as the property remained lu his
possession. It was a similar and more
odious doctrine that was sought to be ex
tended to the law of libel. It was to bo
considered nnd determined a publication
thereof in every state or territory where
the newspaper might circulate. A Vermont
editor could be dragged to Oregon for trial
aud after receiving such a verdict ns stran
gcrs might there award, he would be still
liable to indictment, trial and conviction in
other states. Tho publishing and uttering
of libelous matter must concur with the
writing or printing, in order to constitute
the crime, and the principle attempted to
bo established in the case of the S't;i, and
carried out by the action of the police
court of Washington nnd Mr. Commission'
cr Davenport, would have placed every
newspaper in the country at the mercy of
swindlers, defaulters, corrupt officials and
debaucbers of the public morality, because
it could have been dragged to any part of
tho Union for trial. Power, wealth and
determined rascality, combined, might, un
dcr such laws so administered, have broken
down tho most Influential press, nnd where
would havo been the remedy i The fetters
would havo been well fitted ere the people
scented the danger, for there would have
been no free press to sound the alarm,
Judgo Hlatchford, how ever, by bis upright,
legal course has warded off tho danger and
prevented the consummation of the outrage.
The Alum lit Dinner.
Ono of the most enjoyable affairs con
nected with the commencement exercises
at Mlddlebury College was the Alumni
dinner which occurred at the Addison
House, on Tuesday attcrnoon. it was
generally acknowledged to be one of the
best occasions of the kind which tho Alum
nl have ever enjoyed during the years they
havo been called together at similar anni
versaries. Not so many were present, per
haps, as on former occasions but what it
lacked in numbers it made up In interest
and in the good fare provided. Some sixty
members of the Alumni with numerous
ladles and friends sat down in the spacious
dlnlng-hall of the Addison and were regaled
by ono of the choicest nnd most sumptuous
dinners that heart could wish or good taste
supply. All who havo ever placed them
selves In contact with the mahogany In tho
Addison dining-rooms will appreciate our
meaning when wo say tho dinner was one
of HIdcr's lrat. The different courses wero
cacli In turn discussed in the style of hearti
ness that their merits deserved and ample
justice was done to nil. After dessert had
been served and the assembled company
wero in good humor with themselves nnd
their situation and Inclined to 1k further
entertained, tlio chosen presiding genius of
tho affair, Prof. Geo. N. Iioardman of
Chicago, opened the social hour with happy
allusions to the pleasant occasion they were
enjoying and proceeded to call up several
prominent gentlemen for speeches. Mr.
Joseph llattell of New York, of the class
of 1823, was first brought to his feet by an
inquiry from tho President concerning a
scneilulo of 1823 which ho wished the
gentleman to read.
Mr. Hattcll expressed -his sUrprlso at
being called upon, and even stllj further as.
tonislimcnt nt being suspected of knowing
anything or n document so antiquarian as
tho ono referred to, but after tho applauso
had subsided he drew forth tho time-worn
paper which he read, first begging pardon
for reading without spectacles, to tho great
Interest of all present, humorously refer,
log to many of tho points contained therein
and keeping the company In a roar of
laughter and applauso throughout his brief
and pertinent remarks.
Prof. Parker was called upon as a spec!,
men of "perpetual youth," but excused
hlmsolf from any extended remarks on the
pica of belonging to the non-spcaklng fra
ternlty. Rev. Baxter E. Perry, of Boston, class
of 1850, was next called out and made n
stirring and vigorous speech In behalf of
his Alma Mater, expressing himself firm In
tho belief that her futuro was blight with
success la sending forth from her wall'
many uoblo sons who would attain their
Usefulness In life by tho instructions sho
gave. Ho cnlled upon his fellow-grnduates
to tako a deep Interest In tho welfaro of the
college, looking steadfastly to her growth
In morality and christian influcnco.
Rev. Benjamin Labarco, Jr., was called
up ns the representative of bis father, the
former honored President ol the College,
who snlilon lislngho never attempted to
represent his father but was linppy to be
present at this time nnd join ids College
brethren in another alumni anniversary.
For n number of years be had been In
Persia, but during ids absence lie had never
lost ills Interest In Mlddlebury College and
had never ceased to recall the pleasant
scenes with which tlio name was associat
ed in his memory. IIo spoke lu an Inter
esting stylo of the late visit of tlio Shall of
Persia to England, and said among ail the
numerous accounts which he had read of
this pcrsonago in the papers, none had
done him justice j that tho Shah far ex
ceeded in wisdom and ability any bio
graphy; that had yet appeared of him lu
Hon. John W. Stewart of Mlddlebury
responded to the call in an eloquent nnd
earnest speech, bi lolly reviewing the many
happy occasions be had spent in a similar
manner on such occasions and called upon
tho alumni to take more intcicst In these
gatherings by coming to tlicm every year.
The allium! who live away from tho Col
lege nmy think we Imvo an easy and picas
ant time here every year nt these meetings,
but If they will only come nnd join us at
these reunions it will prove n mutual bciu
tit to us all.
Professor ICcllogg, on being called upon,
bpoke in high terms of tho teaching and dis
cipline that prevails in the college at pre
sent, considering it fully up to the original
standard and praiscwm thy In the extreme.
Stephen J. Walker of New York, spoko
forcibly in favor of a financial endowment
of tlio college, ns something which could
bo bad by a little effort and which should
Interest every graduate as being the only
true way of obtaining its future permanent
Hon. W. H. Walker of I.udlow, class of
1858, apostrophized his own class ns above
all others in ability and scholarship, ic-
ferrcd pleasantly to his college experience
and argued in favor of every graduate
coming to these anniversaries every year.
llev. Mr. Marsh of Groton, Mass., doss
of 1833, spoko earnestly in favor of build
lug up the college in every possible direc
tion, giving it our recommendation to tlio
youth of the land and seeing to It that Its
prosperity is not diminished.
llev. Mr. Pectc, of Siam, China, gave un
interesting account of lifo in that heathen
land, spoke feelingly of his connection with
the College and of tho great Interest ho had
always felt in its welfare. Ho was glad
to be with the company, although lie knew
hardly n member, having been gone some
thirty years and never visiting tlio Col
lege during the time.
llev. L. A. Austin, the orator of tlio day,
tlicn followed in a few pertinent remarks
concerning the moral character that per
vades the College and elicited tho fact that
temperance especially was strictly adhered
to by its olllcers In tlio government of the
i ins cioseu me occasion wnicli w as n
rare treat to all. The Sherman cornet
band of Winoo3ki,enlivcncd the affair at fre
quent intervals with Bwcct strains of music
and all passed happily as College reunions
should ever pass.
Death of Judoe Stkki.k of Vkiimont.
Judge Benjamin 1 Unman Steele, a promi
nent lawyer of crmont, who died in Min
nesota on Sunday, was born nt Stanstcad,
P. Q February 0, 1837, graduated at Dart
mouth in 1857, was admitted to the bar
while a resident of Derby Line, of which
place he was some time postmaster. In
1801 he married Martha, daughter of I). H.
Sumner of Hartland, Vt. Practicing law
he soon passed to tho front rank In his pro-
fession, and was In November, 1805, on the
appointment of Chief Justice Poland to the
place in the United States Senate made va
cant by the death of Judgo Collamcr, ap
pointed by Gov. Dillingham to tho Supreme
Court bench, at the ago of 28. Ho was
very successful as a judgo and during his
term removed to St. Johnsbury. In 1870 ho
declined n re-election, his father-in-law hav
ing died, leaving a largo estate which need
cd bis whole care, and removed to Hart
land, where lie has resided for moro than
two years. In 1870 he was appointed a
member of tho stato board of education,
and In 1872 a trustee of the btate library.
Contcstinsr tho concresslonal nomination in
in 1872 with Judge Poland, ho received the
enthusiastic support ot n largo portion of
his district, and was defeated only after one
of the most closely contested struirirlos
Vermont has ever seen. During the winter
oe n us uiiucicu wiin wnai w as hoped to ho
a mere bronchial difficulty, and In March
went to New York tor medical treatment.
Here he gained until May, when ho was
worse and returned home, remaining but a
few days. Ho resigned bis place upon the
board of education and, acting under med
ical advice, departed some six wcekB ago to
Minnesota. Ills frleuds havo been within
a few days rejoiced at bearing reports of
his Improved condition, when now comes
the news of his death. No man In Ver
mont of his years attained higher honors
nnd influcnco or gave brighter promise of a
career of enlarging and distinguished ser
vice and credit to tho state than he. Judge
Steele was fortunntc In leaving tlio Vermont
supremo bench beforo tho remarkable dc
crces and appointments of ono of his ns.
sociatcs had brought upon it tlio reproacli
of being tho pliant Instrument of railroad
usurpation and plllago j but tho pcoplo of
tlio stato are unfortunate In losing him
just now, when nn effort Is making to re
deem courts and legislatures from tho odium
of the last two years' work. He was a man
of popular qualities, as well as of judicial
abillltes, and would have made a brilliant
and safe leader In tho contest that Is fast
coming on. His personal appearance was
striking, he was of a stature which would
bo unusual outsldo of Vermont, of prepos
sessing aspect, and lively nnd engaging
manners. Whllo In collego at Dartmouth
ho taught school In Massachusetts and his
death will bo lamented by those who know
tho brilliant young collegian In Concord.
Among his numerous family connections Is
Judgo W. S. Shurtlcff of this city. No
definite arrangements about tho tlmo and
place of his funeral have yet been mado ;
but his remains are on tho way to Vermont
from the remote placo of his death.
HiaiiWAY ItoniiKitv. - Last Thursday
night, at Whitehall, a robber seized Mr. N.
H. Coffin by tho throat, as ho was passing
along the street, at the samo time demand
log ;hls money, Mr, Paxton approached
Just at that raomont, when tho man fled.
tiii: ifivitDuiti.s or goodimcii.
PAXlTICULAItS OP HER LIFE.
The New York Herald publishes a letter
from Plymouth, Mass., where Betsey King,
or " Kate Stoddard," tho murderess of
Charles Goodrich, nt Brooklyn, N. Y., re
sided, which contains some further particu
lars of her early history.
Betsey's mother did not hear the news
until Tuesday last, when It was communt
catcd to her by a personal friend. Tho
poor woman, who had been before suffer
ing the tortures of neuralgia in the bead,
was now nearly crazed. Her grief was not
of the spasmodic kind, but of a description
that told that her heart was nearly broken,
that her cup of sorrow was full. She was
reclining upon a sofa, and her countenance
aud every nppcaranco denoted death rather
than life. Sho was reluctant to converse
with any one, nnd even tho mingled grief
nud sympathy of a couple of her sisters and
some of her old neighbors failed to afford
her any comfort.
"Oh my poor Betsey I my poor Betsey!
was all that she would say, and then she
would give way to her feelings, not In sobs
and fears, but n agonizing groans of the
most harrowing nnd painful nature. Mr.
King was at this tlmo absent and Icnorant
of the terrible event which has destroyed
the pcaco and happiness of his remaining
When he arrived homo nnd learned for
tho first tho terrible news of his daughter's
crime, ho was reluctant to believe it, but
when ho llnally realized the terrible facts
bo gave way entirely, nnd nil efforts to ad
minister comfort wero in vain. It is pro-
liable that ho will visit his daughter In the
courso of n few days.
Betsey was born hi Plymouth, and so
were her father nnd mother before'lier, nnd
she may, therefore, bo considered ns n
pretty direct descendant of the Utile band
which came over In the Mny Flower
two or three centuries ngo. Betsey
is said to possess a far superior educa
tion. She is a graduate of the high school,
nud during her tuition she wns pnrtlc
ularly celebrated as a writer. Some of her
compositions are said to havo had a touch
and elegance, nnd show n depth of thought
nnd study which attracted universal atten
tion. In every branch of study she wns
remarkably apt, and her proficiency often
excited the envy nnd jealousy of her school
mates. While her father and mother nro
firm nnd enthusiastic followers of tlio Sec-
ond Advent, the two daughters wero always
devoted Baptists, and Betsey was particu
larly regular and earnest in her Sabbath
school attendaucc. In personal appear
ance she was always very attractive, nature
supplying those rare charms which the
most accomplished milliner nud dressmaker
could not embellish. Ono of her old school
mates describes her as "real, sweet, full
round face, red cheeks, ruby lips, clear
skiu, graceful form, auburn hair, and alto
gethcr the best looking ono in tlio family
There was always something ubout her
that was different from other girls, and
her associates, knowing her little whims,
used to gratify them. Her parents, too.
were very indulgent with her and always
allowed the utmost freedom In everything.
At school she was more fearless than most
scholars, and If sho did not commit any
ver serious breach of tho rules It ways
not because bIio feared tlio consequences.
While she was clever, she was still sly and
artful. Perhaps to say that she was "odd"
best describes her character during her
school day career. One day she would be
all milk and honey with some of the schol
ars, and tho next day she wouldn't notice
them. Sho didn't seem to care particular.
ly for the society of gentlemen, so far as
anyone in Plymouth knows. She never
said anything about her sweethearts, if she
bad auy, and it was moro than likely that
the burning passion was never fully dc
veloped until sho left her home some six or
seven years ngo. The circumstances of her
going away are In keeping with her singu
lar and characteiistlc conduct ever since,
Ono day bIio sudddenly took It into her
head to go to Boston, and when she de
clared bcr Intention her parents fitted her
out nnd gave her one bundled dollars in
money. It is said by some of her lady asso
ciates that there was a young man in the
case in the shape of a young Boston "run
ner," who had become acquainted with her
during one of Ids peregrinating here, and
that It was to Bharo her fortunes with his that
she left her home. Sho had cultivated a
romantic disposition by n liberal perusal of
story papers and novels, nnd It Is more
than likely that cheap literature is tho
prime cause of all her woes and misfor
tunes. After a week's nbseuco she wrote
home from Chelsea that she was going to
Philadelphia as a clerk for a female pby
slclan, ond shortly afterward sho was heard
from in the Quaker city. An interval of
several months then elapsed, when her
father was Informed that sho was sick In a
hotel In Boston, and when ho went to her
assistance ho found that she had been sent
to tho Insane Asylum lu Taunton. Tho
cause of her alteration of mind was never
ascertained, although It Is generally sur
mised that It was some affair of the heart
Sho was very Blck during n couple of
months of her hospital life, and was at all
times very violent. Sho would tear her
clothing to pieces and was given to dc
structlveness generally. After about
six months sho began to improve,
ana at about tbo tlmo sho was to
bo turned out as "cured" sho took
It Into her head to leavo without
going through tho usual formalities of a
discharge. Securing a couplo of dresses
and somo other clothing belonging to ono
of the matrons, sho stepped surreptitiously
Into a buggy that was standing near tlio
Institution nnd drove off to n rclatlvo In
North Brldgewatcr. Thero wero no appar
ent symptoms of Insanity. So tho olllclals
thought, even nfter this Httlo freak, and
tho patient was pronounced sano and nl-
lowed to go. Subsequently she went to
Mlddlclioro' and learned the straw hat and
bonnet business, In which sho is said to
ltnvo been an expert. Providence was bcr
next objective point, but sho remained
thcro but a fow months, when she went to
Now York. This was about four years
ago. Her parents havo known Httlo of
her, and havo only heard from her at Inter,
vals of six months or a year. Sho has al
ways seemed to havo an aversion to homo
and friends since she first left Plymouth,
but for what reason cannot be divined.
Her father Is a man of considerable means,
and has always been happy In expending
his wealth for tbo gratification and com
fort of his children, nnd this trrrlblo and
tragic affliction on his declining years Is,
therefore, peculiarly painful,
Tho Vermont directors of tlio proposed
Caughnawauga Ship Canal aro Hon. T. "W.
Park of Bennington, Lawrcnco Barnes of
Burlington, Hon. Franklin Fairbanks of
St. Johnsbury, and Hon. John B. Page of
A. S. I lobar t, who recently graduated at
Madison University, will spend Ids summer
vacation at Fairfax.
II. M. Pearl has been appointed assistant
cashier of the National Bank of Lyndon,
on account of the continued Illness of Mr.
Mattocks, the cashier.
Dr. Samuel W. Thayer Is rapidly recov
ering from bis Injuries, and proposes re
turning from Minnesota lu about a month
to make Burlington bis permanent resi
dence. I.ulu Henry i:. Moughtoii.
Although wo havo alluded to tho death
of Mr. Stougliton before, yet we tako
pleasure In giving tlio following appreci
ate notice, which, from tlio signature, wo
think, to bo from tho pen of one of Ver
mont's ablest lawyers and cultured writers:
The death of Hon. Henry E. Stougliton.
which occurred in the city of Now York,
on tho 19th of June, is an event that de
serves something moro than the passing no
tice that lias already appeared in tlio Free
1'renn and other newspapers. The distin
guished position bo lias for many years
maintained nt tho bar of Windham county,
as well ns tho native force and decided
qualities of his character, have made him n
man of worth nnd Influence. And his pro
fessional life extended back far enough to
connect him with Hint old school of Ver
mont lawyers, now nearly nil passed away,
whoc fame is such nn interesting feature
in the history of tho state,
Mr. Stougliton was born nt Chester, Vt.,
in tlio year 1814, of humble though respec
table parentage. AVitbout the advantage
of nny liberal education lu early life, lie
had reached manhood before bo attempt
ed to qualify himself for the profession
he afterwards entered. Coming Into it
late, and under circumstances so adverse,
It is sufficient proof of his native ability
and resolute will, that he was unable to
achieve bj' his own exertions the eminent
professional and social standing be so long
enjoyed. Ho practiced law for somo time
after his admission to tho bar, at Chester,
but afterwards removed to Bellows Falls,
where for many years, and till near the
close of bis life, lie had n large nnd lucra
tive business. During that period, and es
pecially In the latter years of it, he was
concerned in most causes of interest in
Windham county, and more or less In the
the adjoining counties, and wns consider
ably engaged in tlio federal courts. Under
Buchanan's administration, lie was the Dis
trict Attorney of tho United Stntcs, nnd
discharged tho duties of that important of
fice with much fidelity nud success. In tlio
years 1801 and 1802 lie was stato Senator
from Windham county, Ho had little
taste, however, for public olllec, and pre
ferred devoting ids life to the labors of bis
profession. In that field, for the most part
lie found his happiness, ids usefulness and
He was a sound nnd excellent lawyer,
grounded in principle rather tlinu learned
in cases, with whom theory never escaped
from the control of strong, practical sense.
His mind was clear, calm, vigorous, saga
cious, logical. iNot prctenumg to imagina
tion or brilliancy, attempting no flights be
yond his powers, reasoning out his con
clusions rather than borrowing them from
uncertain precedents, and faithful to the
last degree in industry lie brought to bear
upon whatever ho undertook, ho was tho
man to lie relied on ns n counsellor, useful
ns nn advocate, and respected cveryw here.
In all vicissitudes Ids courage was unfail
ing, and his honor unquestioned.
As n spenker, ho was clear in statement,
and forcible in reasoning, without pretend
ing to eloquence. Dclilierate, candid,
earnest, and Impressive, the evident sin
ccritv that pervaded what he said, irave
weight to it. His stylo was terse, his lan-
gaugo well chosen, his voice so clear anil
distinct ns to be audible even in tlio
United States courthouses in Vermont.
His personal appearance, notwithstand
ing a severe and permanent lame
ness contracted in early life, was dignified,
nnd bis manners always thoso of a gen.
Whllo it is common enough to our coun
try to see men attain eminence. In their par
ticular calling without the benefit of early
or general education, it is by no means
usual to see sucli deficiencies so well sup
plied, and so little obvious in personal and
social life, as In the caso of Mr. Stougliton.
The propriety of his diction, botli in pub
lic speaking and in conversation, the unaf
fected courtesy of his manners, nnd his uni
form regard for the usages of refined life,
left him at no disadvantage in any com
pany. He retained to tho last the more
punctilious deportment, ns well as the more
elevated ideas of professional propriety that
belonged to the class of lawyers among
whom his early habits wero formed.
Whether tlio free nnd easy sentiments ami
manners of tho present generation are an
improvement, may admit of discussion.
In politics Mr. Stougliton was a Demo
crat and at one time a somewhat active one.
But on tho occurrence of tho rebellion be
took decided grounds In favor of tlio prose
cution of the war.auddurlngits continuance
acted and voted with tlio Republican party.
His two sons, Edwin H. nnd Charles II.,
(tho former educated at West Point) en
tered the army as Colonel and Adjutant of
the Fourth Vermont Itegimcnt, nnd served
through tlio war with much distinction.
Edwin was promoted to Brigadier General.
and his brother succeeded him as Colonel of
the Fourth Vermont. At tho closo of tho
war, botli sons commenced tho praetlco of
law In tho city of New York, in association
with Sir. Stoughton's younger brother, E.
W. Stougliton, ono of tho recognized lead
ers of tho American Bar. Mr. H. E.
Stougliton gradually withdraw himself
from Ids professional engagements In Ver
mont nnd took np Ids residence in New
York, where bo became engaged in prac
tice, in tho olllce of Ids brother and sons.
Ills son Edwin died not long nfterward,
In tho midst of a youth full of promise nnd
surrounded with affection. His own wife
was subsequently taken away, and thence
forth bo made bis homo with Ills remaining
son, aud gave Ids tlmo to the professional
business of tho oflleo with which he wns
It wns very gratifying to his friends to
bco In thoso last years, that proved to be
the sunset ot Ids life, how happily ho lived.
A ripe nnd prosperous old ago seemed be
foro him. But no was attacked with par
alysis. From tho first bhock ho recovered.
A second soon occurred, and after an Ill
ness, protracted but not painful, ho passed
away, leaving probably no enemy behind
htm. His son nnd two daughters survive
It Is to bo hoped that somo competent
hand may uudcrtako a fuller and better nc
couut of Mr. Stoughton's lifo nnd charac
ter. Mcanwhilo tlieso few words, offered
over his gravo by an old nnd attached
friend, may not prove unacceptable. P.
Cau on FiitK. A car on tho Harlem
Extcuslon llallroad, laden with shoo pegs
from Arlington, was discovered on firo
near tho Berlin, N. Y. depot, on Monday
last. Tho car was -twitched off and tho
firo oxtiugulsbed after doing considerable
damage, to the freight and car.
A Disastiious Failvkk. Tho failure 6f
Eddy, tho great lumber dealer of Ottawa,
Canada, was a disastrous ono. Ho pro
poses to pay fifty cents on tho dollar.
Among tho American sufferers Is tho houso
of Shepard, Davis & Co., of Burlington,
who aro said to be endorsers to the amount
of half a million.
Tho ItcUnion of Vermont Soldlcra.
Wo glvo the comments of the Vermont
Press on the approaching soldiers encamp
ment to bo held at Ilutland In August.
This occasion will afford an opportunity
to the soldiers to renew camp life, relate
luuuAoviiciiL'es oijuie campaigns lurougu
which they passed renow the sports of
tho camp bind them together as cam pa
triots In arms and unite them as the pa
triotic sons of tho Republic. Tho encamp,
mcnt will possess a pleasing Interest to the
public generally, and will undoubtedly
draw a large number of people during tbi
week In which It Is to tako place. Montpe-
It Is proposod, In this reuulon to gather
tlio veterans from all parts of tho State.
The reunions In our stato heretofore havo
been those of tho officers, but nouo of the
soldiers of tho Green Mountain State. Bat
talions are to be formed In each county,
and recruiting olllcers for each town. Col.
Hasklns of Brattlcboro has been appointed
battalion commander for Wlndh&m coun
ty. It will no doubt bo a gala occasion.
Hcllows Fall) Timet.
Tho promlso of a good time for those
who participate Is excellent. Wo believe
the only organization in this county is In
Mlddlebury. Most of thoso who went
from this vicinity, we nro informed by a
surviving officer, never returned. Tho
county could muster a goodly number of
boys In blue, and we bono thev will nt
once tnko measures to organize and securo
a generous representation nt the contem
plated gathering in August. Virjenne
We refer clsewhero to a soldiers reunion
"to bo held nt Ilutland next month. This
mny be n very agreeable occasion j that Is
If men go thero to renew acqua'ntance, to
tell over again "how they won tho battlo."
to sing the old camp songs, etc. But if
they go there ns many go to a Fourtli of
July celebration, to see how much whisky
they can bring away, nnd what great fools
they can make of themselves generally, the
soldiers reunion will do more harm than
cood. We think too well of our citizen-sol.
dlcrs to believe they will do this, but sol
diers Jure human, nnd temptatiors these
nays aro strong nnu very numerous. si.
On our first page will bo found nn nrtlclo
relating to tho reunion of Vermont soldiers,
to tako placo in Ilutland on tho Oth, 7th
and 8th of August. It Is expected that a
battalion of old soldiers will be mustered
In from this county, who will narticinate
with their former comrades in the tented
field, in a tlirco days campaign, not of a
nature precisely like that experience! while
in nctive scrvico, nut calculated to cement
tlio lies which should ever bind associates
engaged In nn enterprise for the salvation
ot n nation. llraweooro union.
Tho following nppears in the Arlington
correspondence of the Manchester Journal :
The old soldiers here are moving in the
matter of the reunion encampment at Ilut
land, in August, and it is expected that n
good sized company will bo formed here to
attend. As tins stato is the first to In
augurate such a movement there should be
n general assembly of all tho veterans In
the state on that occasion and thus make it
n complete success nnd Incite our neigb-
oonng siaies 10 uo likewise.
Frost affected some kinds of vegetation
in Hipton and other places In Addison
county on .aioiuiay morning, July 7th.
Albert Bristol of Vcrgcnnes is taking a
mo ii, uiu ,khi mums upon a sailing ves
sel for bis health.
A If!.. 1 f n 1U,t.r. colt.- I., n
.i v. ...iKi.i c-t.iii-1 in uiauvuii;.
ll,n .In.. 0l. . -
.hi. u.itv-i wj , ..iiii.il oiiim; d iiuuruuy
I.ucla was present, disclosed the alarming
iuui mm witnesses uro noi 10 oc uencvcu.
finvitrnl fnetlfln.1 In iuha..! U...UI l.n
uu.b.u. II-IIIIUI IUIIVIOVHUI IW1UI. IVIIUU UlUb
Mr... nr. l.n.l 1... 4l.-nn. 1. 1....
ii'luwi nun uvin num uj inu It njjllliueui, UUl
a jury of six men, under oath, found him
UVn, .1,111,. "
Tlio Uaiclte. in discussing tlio troubles of
tho licnnington graded school thinks that
tho change ol text books is necessary be
cause tho Hoard of Education has recom
mended it. Wc know of no graded school
in the Stato that has not really controlled
its courso of study through its committee
although the lino of books recommended by
mo .uoaru nas uecn loiiowcu by a whole.
If Bennington lias lately changed readers,
thero Is no "compulsion" about any now
change till tho people get ready to make
Cantain AVricht of St. Johnsburv Center.
a man 1)3 years of oge, spent his Fourth of
juiy nocing corn in ins garucn.
.Toslali Pratt and another man visited
Victory last Saturday, and brought homo
230 trout and over 8000 mosquito blotches.
It was a great day for bites. So Bays the
Tho old brick building on tho "Judgo
Farnsworth place," Fairfax, was destroyed
by fiiro tho night of tbo 4th. Supposed to
he tlio work of an incendiary.
Tlio Vermont Dairymen's Association is
in funds for printing its current annual re
port, covering tlio important meeting held
at St. Albans last winter. Tho money is a
a gift from a gentleman who appreciates tho
value of that hut accompanied tlio gilt with
tlio positive injunction that bis name should
not bo given to tho newspapers. This is
Butter is selling at Fairfax from 20 to 25
cents per pound.
Tlio Fall term of the New Hampton In
stitution at Fairfax will open August 20.
A camp meeting is to bo held on tho old
ground In Wells' grove, near Morrisvllle,
commencing Sept. 1st.
Heavy thunder storms havo occurred
quite frequently during the past week In
Lamoille, county, and until lately the
weather lias been much cooler.
An express train for tho accommodation
of summer travel is to be put upon tlio
Portland & Ogdeusburg railroad soon.
Three car loads of iron passed through
Morrisvllle, last week, en route for Hyde
park. This Is significant of an extension
of tlio Portland it Ogdcnsburg raiirood to
Johnson, and possibly further, the present
People about Morrisvllle felt that Mr.
King had a very narrow escape from death
In tho woods, nnd truly ho did, but when
they lienr of such terrible things as tho dis
aster resulting in tho death of Prof. La
Mountain lu Michigan, they sec that two
nlglds In tlio woods is comparatively a tri
Two car loads of Germans are expected
ut Hydcpark to work on tlio Portland and
Sunday ovcnlng of week beforo last,
Chelsea had another exhibition ot rowdy,
ism. Frank Ordway and several others
proposed to "thrash" Georgo Cleveland of
tho Chelsea livery stable, but "Georgo"
camo oil first best, as ho was bound to do,
and they retired qulto chopfallen. They
will not attempt it again.
Carey Watson, of Willlamstown, had the
foro finger of his right hand taken off by a
circular saw whllo at work last week.
Joo. Harvey of Williatnstown, thinks ho
shall build that fence, lnspito of tho stones
and axes hurled at him by Ids neighbors,
oven if they do happen to bo burled by a
Methodist church member. It Is hoped
that ho will.
Thero is somo trouble In tho Newport post
office, and D, M. Camp of tho Erprest pro
poses to tako tlio emoluments and curses of
tho oflleo for tho next four rears, more or
less, provided ho can get the appointment.
Plalnflcld Springs Is fast becoming a
summer resort, and will bo more accessible
on tho completion of tho Montpclier ,and
Wells rdver lUllroad. The early closing
movement lias begun in good earnest at
Northfield. All tho store aro to bo closed
on Wednesday evenings nt 0 o'clock for
one year. Tho Dairymen of Knit Mont
poller are producing an extra grade nt but'
tcr and cheese, the season thus fur being
unusually propitious for sucli products, hut
the prices aro not satlsfactntv in the
ducers. Mr. Henry A. Miles for four years
vHiurcr m ine laruuQn noit'l .Mi.tilpuller,
has leased the Avenue house nt S'. .Jolm-
In Its notes on the coiuinK coili'ia- re
gatta, at that place, the Springfield Union
has tne loiiowingi "the little town or
Westminster, Vt., stands a line chance of
sharing in some of the honors of the re
gatta. She Is represented In the crews by
no less than tlirco of her sons Ward of
Dartmouth, Ward of Amherst, and Clay of
the Agricultural. No other town his so
largo and excellent a showing,"
Her. Mr. Wilbur, late of South Hnv-
alton, recently caught a pickerel in Shel
burn Pond that weighed 21 3-4 pounds. He
was three ruct and nino inches long.
JgJVKRY DAY BllINGS
SOMETHING N E W .
AH those who wish can now havo
DKMVERKII AT TIIKIlt IIOMIS,
SODA AND SARATOGA WATERS,
CKLEIlItATEI) SIPHON DOTTLES,
As sparlellnu and as pure as drawn from the
FOUNTAIN AT MY COUN'TKH.
Call and examine at
41 MERCHANTS' ROW,
ALBERT W. HIGGIN'S,
JyO THE FLIES BOTHER YOU?
STICKY FLY PAPEIt.
New thins. Warranted to clvo satisfaction.
Made and supplied at
FItANCIS FENN Ic CO.'S,
We also have thcPolson Fly Pill.
riHOQUET SETS, ALL KINDS AND
J Prices at
F. FENN CO'S.
RUBBER BASE REGULATIONS and
Foot Dalls at
myatdfiw p. FENN CO'S.
qHlIED AND TRUE, OR Dit. ALLEN'S
X Cholera, Cholera Morbus, Diarrhea and
Dysentery Syrup, Is the only remedy that was
never known to rati as a bare nnd speedy cure
for tho various forms of Summer Complaint.
Try It. Only J.1 cents per bottle. Sold by all
dealers In medicine.
FItANCIS FENN tc CO.,
PKOrHI ETORS, ItUTLAND, VT,
ARE YOU A SMOKIST, AND SMOKE
. , '9 ,k.eeP smoking. You will rind n tine
biui; 111 lilirs lit
F. FENN t CO.'S.
nui.iis ror sale at
F. FENN & CO.'S.
TAR SPRING WATER and other
Saratoga waters by tho caso or bottle at
F. FENN CO'S,
COMPOUND EXTRACT OF BARKS
AND HOOTS for making bocr. Tills is
lust what your Bystem needs at this season of
the year, and will mako a beverago that will be
very nirreeable to tho taste. Try It. Only sa
cents per bottle. Every bottle makes tea cal
Ions ot beer.
FItANCIS FENN & CO.,
Proprietors, IIctund, Vt.
rpilY OUR BEER EXTRACT Only
JL 'J3 cents per bottle, and even- Dottlk
makes tin gallons ot splendid Beer.
F. FENN CO.
SARATOGA IN RUTLAND. THE
Star Sprlujr water on draft as pure and
resh as when dipped from the Bprtntr, at
FKANCIS FENN & CO.
CHILDRENS CARRIAGES, BOYS'
Dump Carts, Wagons and Wheelbarrows
F. FENN 4 CO S.
J ARROWS & MITCHELL,
(Successors to Fbsncii H Harrows.)
PROSPECTUS FOR 1873.
As we have worn no disguises In tho pnst.twe
tome with no promise ot a new sensation. Wo
shall offer you no cunningly devised fables to
tickle your fancy, nor take a fresh departure la
unbeaten paths to relieve the monotony ot
trutb-tclllnj'. For nearly Fifteen Years wo havo
held to the same principles, and we find them
all unworn by the lapse ot time.
MILUNKItY AND FANCY OOODS
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL;
All orders entrusted to our caro.wlll bo
PnOilPTLY ASD CAllKFULLY riLLKV.
BARROWS & MITCHELL,
NO. HI MKItCIIANTS' HOW.
CELERY PLANTS From Peter Hcnder
son ready on and after June Mtti. Bond In
your orders. Cabbairo plants for late crop by
the hundred or thousand also, (Ireen Peas
ready about July 1st. Flower plants, amontr
which Is tbo celebrated Amarantfuu Halslfollus
or Fountain Plant, constantly on hand. Bou
quets, wreaths ic, mado to order.
maysdly Near Fair Grounds.
AUY STAGE BETWEEN RUT
LAND AND STOCKBRIDUK.
Arrive at Rutland llm., leave Rutland 1:00 p.m.
starting from tho Bardwell House,
tr connections at Htockbrldgo with stares
or Rochester and Bethel,
mj-wdsm H. II. TUITElt, rrop'r.
J" O T I C F. .
T. H. W. 3MTTH,
Iww irioanetly locate! In
K t T L A K , . V K It M O K T ,
WUI. OlTlLlf to tU-SlJU'lJ CLTQUeillClitS c!m
where, closo liU oOjcq nt the Uikuwell Hocus,
JULY 4rn UNTIL JULY mi.
DR. 8. W. SMYTH,
AUKIHT AND OCULIST
Has, at tho urgent solicitation ot patrons and
friends, established a permanent Branch Office
In Rutland, vt-, and may be consulted dolly
(oxcept Fridays,) at the
On all diseases of the EYE, KAIt, NOSE,
THItOAT and LUNGS, and all chronic dtseases
leading to General or Nervous Debility.
(Clothing & urniisbittrj (6ooi.
Gr. c- 9-
PECK & BENJAMIN'S
Where you can always rind the largest and best
assortment of stylish
HEADY MADE CLOTHING,
HATS CAPS, GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS,
TRUNKS, SATCHELS, 4C .
And save is per cent, on every artlclo you buy at
rort-LAn bqcakk dhali.vo
GREEN MOUNTAIN CLOTHINOJTORE.
No. 19 Centre Struct,
RUTLAND, - - VERMONT,
jgATES' HOUSE CORNER.
MASON i JERKOWSKI
Have Just opened the largest stock ot .
CLOTH K.N G!
Ever brought to Vermont. Cost on your old
clothes and buy one of our
STYLISH SPRISQ SUITS.
We have thera for all prices, and will sell any
thing In our lino
TWENTY PER CENT, CHEAPER
Than any other store In the State. Don't goto
a store where their stock has been handled
over, yearaftcryeor. Come where everything Is
FRESH AND NEW NOTHING OLD
A glance at our stock of
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS
Will convince you that the Bates' House Corner
Store Is the only place where the stock of these
goods are complete.
LADIES' A.D OUSTS" TRJL YKLIHQ JSAOU
ot every description.
HATS AND CAPS
Aro a leading artlclo with us, and thU ac
counts for our
Of every style and price. If you wish anything
In our line, call and get our prices ; they win
convince vou where to buy.
43 Merchants' Row, under the Bates' House,
gPRING AND SUMMER
IN ALL STTLIS,'
FOR MEN AND BOYS' WEAK.
tw-EXTRA SIZES A 8PECIAI.TY.ju!
II1IAT8, CAPS, TRUNKS AND VALISES. !
Tho best stock of
GENTS' FURNISHING GOODS
Fine White and Fancy
MADI TO OBDKUl
A. O, CUNNINGHAM,
No. 6 Center street, (opposltt depot.)