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THE .RUTLAND DAILY GLOWS, SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 18, J87H.
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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1873.
TERMS IH ADVAS'CE
DAH.V Per month.. is
Tlirec month') ti on
six months 4 00
one year s 2
weesly Threo months J
Six months tl 25
one year s w
Address GLOBE PAPKK CO.. Kutland, Vt.
The celebration of the one hitndrcth's an
niversary of the settlement of Walllngford
has closed, and her children, assembled
from near and far, to join the residents In
paying fitting honors to the memory of
their mother town, liavo disperseti 10 uicir
rcsncctive homes. We have endeavored to
give in Tub Globe, fronulay to day, fill'
and detailed accounts of the proceedings,
vi'ibatim copies of the addresses delivered,
Fo far us possible, and such abstracts and
notices of other papers and nddrescs as
could be obtained. It Is more than proba
Me It would bo the giealcst wonder In the
history of journalism aiiywhote If It weie
nut so that many and grave errors have
iii'ii ovci looked ill the proof leading, 11s it
.vas necessarily dono with haste ; but with
nil tins, wu venture to say tlint Tub Oi.onn,
of Thursday, Friday and to-day, contains
tin must full and perfect account of a his
1 n leal celebration that ever appeared In a
country dully newspaper, published distant
Vim tin) place of Its occurrence. The
- ki'.ki.y (J1.0HB, published Friday, antlthis
Morning's IHit.Y (li.onii, contains almost a
full arcoimt of the history of Walllngford,
a fuller, more coinplt-to and perfect account
I' Hit! history of that town than can be
. mud In lofciencc to the hlstoiy of any
oilier Vcrnioiit town, which has not a dls
t iicilve history of its own. This, however,
merely an ephemeral publication, and
ion je.us hence it will be dilllclilt to find
11s many copies theicof for reference. We
'md occa'ion, a day or two ago, to lefcr to
tin- fait that this centennial had brought to
light one liiipoitant fact, hcietofore un
known, namely that Matthew Lyon resided
111 Wnllingford and was a delegate there-ti-oni
to one of our cailicr convent ions. Wo
h.ivc not, as yet, had the pleasure of string
Mr. Hiker's paper upon thai subject, but
av uiiili'i-tand that It plates the matter bo
voutl (pie.stlou or doubt. Such a valuable
.mtribution to Veimoiit history, as this,
night not be lost in a newspaper. With
the possible exception of Bennington, 110
1 oniplete Mo of a Vermont newspaper, of
any age, can be found ; and in the case of
Bennington, If we understand it, a copy of
a newspaper for c cry year has been pre
served, but not always -f the same news
paper. We do not believe unless we uic
mistaken in reference to Bennington and
Hint should piove an exception, if so Gov
ernor Hall will please correct us that a
complete file of a newspaper fifty years old
cm bo found in the state. If we arc w long
we should be glad to be corrected. We
have the nearest to a complete lite of the
oldest Rutland newspaper, but there are
some, to us, tenlble gaps. We call atten
tion to tills that our Walllngford friends
may tee the necessity of publishing the pro
ceedings and all the addresses delivered,
..ml papers read, at their centennial in a
form for peimauent preservation. It is a
duty they owe to themselves, the state mid
in mstus. 11 uujjut hut 10 11O itli lii 1 null.
vidua! enterprise. We do not suppose any
money can be made out of it, 113 in the
wealthy town of Rutland the Individual
who published the account of her " ecu
tciinial" was and still is out of pocket over
a hundred dollars. Individuals ought not
to make these sacrifices for the good of the
whole, but let the public spirited citizens
ol Walhngloid take hold of this matter,
make a permanent record of it, add other
historical papers, if thought best, and ill
vide the cost between them. But, In any
event, let us have an enduring record made
l-UKIl'VING Till: AT.MOM'lIIHti:.
For days and weeks, that terrible
courge, the yellow fever, has been
sweeping over certain parts of the south,
actually devastating the plague stiickcn
country. Its centre seemed to be at
Shreveport, Louisiana, and Memphis, in
Tennessee, and from these points it
spread forth its fell wings, sweeping the
country witli a besom of destruction.
The dead and dying were almost count
Ids, and, for a time, it appeared as if the
dead would be compelled to bury its
lead. The residents, with sulllcient
means at their command, lied from the
infection and sought safety in distant
paits of the land. Similar calamities
had visited these and other sections before,
a' d with the same unvarying results,
cii-iico and medical skill was powerless
lo stay Its progress, and the only hope of
tlii' people was hi 11 111010 than human
,i" nvcr. A due regaid to sanitary and
bygenlc laws might have prevented Its
nppioacli, but these having been neglect
ed, In the first plate, God alone could
stay its piogicss. Oh, how fervently
they piaycd to the Almighty for the In.
ti-i position of His omnipotent nnd all
imweiliil hand to stay the ravagesof the
.fstili'iice : A miraculous interposition
was neither asked for nor expected, but
only the woiklng out of those natural
l.iws by which the world Is governed.
In other parts of lliti country the seed
limo was past and the linnet was near
at hand. Upon the abundance and pci
leclion of tlio fi nils of thii soil, the
wealth of the country, In a measure, tie
ponded. The larger ami more pertett
thu pioiluctlon, If did not exceed the de
mand, the greater would be the combined
wealth of tlio country and Individual
piollts. Crops enough had already been
gathcicd p that there was no danger of
siiiTcilng or want, but If the autumnal
frosts coultl be delayed, so much would
be added to the properly mid pi asperi
ty of the- conntry. Yet, while theso pro
ducers hoped for late frosts, the plague
stricken legions were devoutly imploring
tlio Great Giver for early and abundant
frosts. What was tho matter of dollars
and cents, tho question of natural
wealth or Individual profit, compared
with human lifo or tho staying of the
pestilence- ? The frost comes, the fever
abates, suffering ceases and llfo Is spared.
Is not the frost which destroys tho later
crops a blessing in disguise yea, an abso
lute blessing ?
Is it not tho same with thu late financial
panic, If, indeed, we can compare such low
grovelling pursuits as stock gambling and
monetary speculation, with human Ufa and
tho tilling of the soil. Wo care not to In
quire why the panic occurred at this parti
cular time, or whether It might liavo bcon
postponed, or altogether avoided. It broke
upon tho majority of the people, Ilka a
clap of thunder from a clear sky In mid
summer, and with something of the same
effect. Wo have all experienced the do-
pressing effects of continued hot days and
n fever laden atmosphere, and know how
that single clap of thunder we usu the
expression In Its ordinary significance has
purified Iho atmosphcie and given us ic
newed life and energy. Is It not so or will
It not be so with this panic ? Suspensions,
fallutcs, and, perhaps, suffering have fol
lowed In Its wake, but who can tell fiom
what it has saved us in the futme. We
have been startled, day after day, with de
falcations, embezzlements and peculations
In places wheie we least expected them,
and wo know not how long they are lo
continue. Rut for this panic, they might
have continued for years before dlscoyery
was made. If we will examine the cir
cumstances connected with the discovery
of cacli and all of these crimes, it will be
seen that tills monetary difficulty has led
lo their discovery. The defalcation as it
Is mildly called in the New York state
treasurer's ofllce, clearly Illustrates this.
Ry an arrangement, In order to avoid par
tlallty, the surplus state funds were de
posited In the different Albany banks, In
propoitlon to their capital, hut, In ordinary
times, n difference of a few thousand dol
lars from the proper proportion would have
made no difference. With the want of
currency, came the necessity of equalizing
the deposits, and hence the discover'. The
wcedingout of bad men trom places of re
sponsibility and trust; the discovciy of
defalcations and, theieby, pi eventing fur
ther peculations by the same menj the
showing up of nieicly speculative schemes
In their true light; the disappearance of
fancy and fraudulent stocks; and other si
milar benefits to the whole people aie
worth more lo the country at large than
coultl he repaid by twice the amount of
Individual loss. The frost may have des
troyed crops but it saved life, ami so the
panic caused individual loss but it has purl
lied the financial atmosphcie.
The Ti asportation Committee of the
United States Senate were In session at the
Fiftli Avenue Hotel, In New Voik, on
Thursday; presided over by Senator Win
tlom. Cluulcs Cobb of Memphis made 11
statement touching the transportation of
grain at New Yoik. The present storage
capacity for grain at New Yoik, he said,
was nl tout 1:1,000,000 bushels -about twice
as great as was ever required The storage
rates are not us excessive as has been al
leged. l'or wheat and corn the charge is
11 cents per bushel for the first ten days.
and 1 j of a cent for each subsequent ten
days. In Western cities the chaige is 2
cents for the first twenty days, and 2 cents
for each ten days thereafter. Much infor
mation icgartllng lighterage, callage nnd
overcharges is being elicited. George O.
Jones of Albany testifies to certain facts
touchlmr the Central and Eno Railroads
lie exhibited by a tabular paper, made up
uy the leports of the engineer, surveyor and
sccrctaty of state, showing that at the dine
of the consolidation of the diffeient roads
from New York to ItufTalo, thus forming
the New ioik Central, its capital stock
was less than 417.000.000 anil its bonded
Indebtedness less than .2,500,000 In excess
of the actual cost of the property to the
..--LI. .1.1. , . I. ..,., ,,, f..l
cost of the New Yoik Central could not
have exceeded 36.000,000. Tho Hudson
Rlier load in 185a cost les3 than 410.000.
000. The stock and bondholders of both
roads Ii.no never paid anything upon a ca
pital greater than $-23,000,000. As lcgards
taxing the commerce and tinvel over tail
roaus. .nr. Jones claimed that tn do cn
would be In violation of the principle of
public use against public policy, destruc
tive to the industries of the people, and
calculated to destroy the commercial pros
pei ity of this city. Several roads, such as
the Ualtimore, Philadelphia, Ifoston, etc.,
were mentioned as nossess nir sunerior ml
vantages, which he attilbutcd to that cause.
Surplus earnings cannot be held as a basis
for the increase of a railroad. Ab letrauls
Kric, he said speculators had 111 11 it ever
since it was opened. Several men have
made fortunes exceeding the actual cost of
the road. Jlanufactuiers as fur west as
Syracuse send goods to this city, and then
have them reshlpped to Chicago, back
through Syracuse, in order to eniov tin ml
vantages of through competition. Albany
merchants buy their heavy goods In Hoston
duriug the winter as the freightage is
much less from there; that to Boston being
40 cents per cwt., while from New York it
is 05 per cwt.
Tim Uefulcullou at Albuuy.
In regard to the defalcation of 2fin -
000 in the State Tieasuier's department at
Albany, a special dispatch from that city
says i Under an arrangement made by
the comptroller and treasurer, the state tie-
posits are divided between live or six
banks. A few days since the state tieas-
urer discovered that the cashier was mak
ing larger deposits in one of these banks
than It was eutltlt-d to, and at one lustltu.
ted 1111 examination of the accounts, but
without .susiiectimr that anv of the. funds
of the slate had been embezzled, the most
ntire confidence bcins placed in the cash.
ier by every one, aud the system of checks
in the comptroller's olllce bclnir deemed
an absolute security against fraud. For
ycoi-8 it has been the custom for banks
to send to the comptroller's ofllce a duplj-
alu 01 the treasurer s bank book upon
the first day of each mouth.
These books passed tluomih tbp
hands of the ceneral book
keeper, Mr. George Seeley. Tlio banks
complaining of the labor Involved, nnd
Mr. I'helps giving assurance that It was en-
lliely unnecessary. Mr. Set-lev dropped
the duplicate set without the knowledge of
eiuicr the comptroller or treasuicr. This
left but one set of bouks to be in'inliinl,itr.,l
Tho next step was to Induce the general
uuuk keeper 10 accept In some instances
the statement of the cashier ot the balance
In someone of the banks without
the bank books. This was successful! v nr..
compllshed during tho last month, and
thus Mr. I'helps escaped detention f..r u
very short time. He charged a lame sum
to tho Mechanics' and Farmers' bank,
which its own statement showed li .11.1
have, and had Mr. Seeley made the usual
anu proper examination the bogus entry
would have then been discovered, Having
shown how Mr. I'helns sucremimi 1..
coaling his embezzlements for".a brief time
it remains to show how ho got tho money.
TlIK HlHK IV SVcinn-a T. I ..
i-.i 11 u cjpinuaiion
of the sudden rise in the so called Vauder-
uiu oiuuro. a miinoer 01 rumors are afloat
aiming uieiu one 01 an a leged- sa e of
i ' . 4 .' """"""'"I't-cittiiics
to German bankers, the proceeds of which
are to be used by the Commodore la pro
motlng a vigorous call campaign.
Vermont mitt I'uiimlti Itnilronit.
Tho annual meeting of tho stockholders
of the Vermont and Canada railroad, for
the purpose of choosing a Hoard of Direct
ors for the ensuing year, was held at White
River Junction on Thuisday, F A Brooks
of Boston, the president of the company,
presiding. There was a goodly number
present, the most of whom wcic stockhold
ers, there being 13,005 shares lcpiescnted
out of the whole nmount, which Is 80,000.
Tho Board of Directors chosen were
Brodlcy Bailow of St. Albans, Francis A
Brooks of Boston, .1 N A Oriswold of
Newport, R I, Romeo II Hoyt of St Al
bans, James R Nichols of Haveililll, Mass,
Edwaid A Sowlcs of St Albans, and Sam
uel Wells of Boston. Theie were votes re
presenting 13,1)00 shales cast, nil being for
the Board which wai chosen, except 43,
being nearly n unanimous ballot.
A motion was Introduced by Win. Ml.Uer
and can led, to the effect "that the re
cords of a special meeting held in May,
1871, be amended by changing ids natno
from Mexter, as stated therein, to Mlxtcr,
nnd that tho record of said meeting be
made to show that the vote binding the
road to the amount of $1,000,000 was not
a unanimous one, h!iuclf nnd Mr. Weston
voting In the negative."
Mr. Kills introduced the following pie.
limbic and resolution:
Wlieieas, It lias lect-ntly come to the
knowledge of the stockholders of the er
mont anil Canada Railroad Company that
ccriatn voles iicu-toloie passed ny tne di
rectors of this Company have been passed,
or procuicd to be passed by the same per
sons who wen; at the same time members
of the Board of Receivers and Managers
and that said persons have hereby used
their olllce as directors to enable them to
carry out their plans or purposes to the d
ti intent of the stockholders of this Com
Ilemlent, Hint this Comp.inv is not
bound by any such acts or votes.
Quite a discussion was had 011 this lcso
lutlon, Mr. G Irani of New York question.
Ing whether It wns policy for the present
meeting to assume tli.it such things have
been done befoie It is .shown that they have
Mr. Ide of St. .lolnisbiiry said that bis
feelings weie, lli.it although the whole
the stockholders were 11 it picse-nl at the
meeting of May, 1871, they have since at
qulcsccd by their silence to the pioccotlings
of that meeting; although lie favored the
calling lo aeeouiitjpersonally of the direc
tors, if it can lie sliow 11 that thev haw In
any way betrayed their trust.
The it-solution was carried by a large
majority, -Mr. Todd of the Ncwbiuyport
Jlevahl olljred t lie following resolution
which was also cai iied by a large majority.
llemilcal, That the till eclors be instinct
etl to decline in future any moposals ti
guarantee the bonds of other roads or to
sanction any leases whose 1 cuts ate to be
paid out of the earniiursof the Vermont and
Canada earnings, and' If such guarantee or
sanction nas ueen given in tne past nv the
directors or 11 small minority of the stock
holdcis. it wns a sacrifice of the liirhts am
interests of the road, and any director shall
use every proper means to w Itlitlraw from
such guarantee or lease.
Mr. Nichols presented a resolution, which
was passed, thanking the retiring director:
Dr. J. It. Nichols and William Mlxter of
Boston for their efficient' services durin
the past year, after winch the meeting ad
journed. Thu howcll and Northern rail
roads run a special car attached to the
a.m. express train fiom Boston, returning
the stockholder in Boston and vicinity
many of whom weie accompanied by their
I lie .tillericnil Domic-mi I'urt).
It appears that tho American Domican
colony In Santo Domingo is in trouble.
Its secretary, Fabens nnd O'Sullivan, one
of Its attorneys, arc in Washington belong-
ulng the state and navy departmeute for
protection of what they aie pleased to
call the American Interest on that island-
It appears that a levolution is likely to
succeed there, by which the Haez govern
ment will be ovci turned, and as it is hos
tile to the Santo Domingo colony, the
latter ate compelled to step in and ask
the United States government to protect
them. The navy department will proba
bly decline to furnish and relief, as every
vessel in the West India squadron is em-
ployed in other quarters. No direct appll
cation has been made to the president as
yes, and no answer will be given by any
department until he returns.
The I'oi.aiiis Invest KUTiox. The main
testimony in the second Polaris invcstlga
tion was concluded on Thursday, and
proves to be as unimportant as the first one
There Is not a scintilla of evidence, aside
from the delirious ravings of Capt. Hall, to
show that he died other than n death fiom
natural causes. The testimony is also con-
current in showing that the Buddiiigton
party matin every effort In the Polaris to
find the castaways on the Ice Hoc, anil that
they were in no sence put olT the vessel,
except as a measure of precaution. The
Secretary of the Navy will summarize the
entire evidence and give his conclusions to
The Rah.ikmi) Postal Seuvick. - A
table In course of pieparntioit for the an.
nual rc-poit of the Postmaster.Gcncral.
shows by the recent readjustment of pay
on the railroad 1 otites for tho year ending
September .'10, 1873, tlio amount of annual
compensation to nil railroad companies, it
being inciensed $223,823, being now 81,.
01S,!i08 l" '' annum, Tlio readjustment is
made on flfty.seven railroad routes. Six
bundled ililfcrcut railroad companies re.
eel ve pay for cauyiug the mails, the aggre
Sato length of luilroatUervicoin the Unltad
States being how nearly 05,000 miles, and
Increasing at the rale of over 5,000 miles
Coiiunx and Tom Ai.i.kn Cmai.i.knui:.-
Inieplyto the sweeping challenge from
Tom Allen lo light Joe Coburn for 5000
11 slilo and the championship of the world
In three months, in West Virginia or Ca
nada in four mouths, for from ij2,500 to
$5,000, ami as soon as Allen sends 250 to
Geo Wilkcr or Frauk Queen lie will cover
the nmount, and arrange 11 place of meet
ing to sign articles. All Allen has to do
now Is to send on tho forfeit.
Acqum-Kii. .Miss Mink, the Maine fe.
male who has been 011 trial at Rockland
for some days for the murder of her para
mour, Dr. Baker, In March last,' has been
acquitted. Publlo sentiment I1113 been
strongly inclined toward .Miss Mink sinco
her arrest, and many to-day think 11 third
paity committed the murder.
i.oiiii And Current-)-,
Director Lludciman, of the United
States mint, bus written an Interesting nr.
tide in relation to the coin and currency of
the country. Ho says that with gold at
108J the currency value of a silver d olla
coined in halvcs.ls ulnety-eiglit cents. He
Is confident that wo shall have silver cur.
rency In tho channels of trado long before
we get to the resumption of specie pay.
('ciilelllllul Attilrcsv, Delivered lit
M'tillliigftirit, Vermont, Orloticr
UV IIEV. II. 11. SAINPEI1SON OK UHAl'.I.ES-
10WN, N. II.
On account of the gieat length of the
nddiess of Mr. Saundcrson,!! was not possi
ble to publish It entile in yesterday's edition
We give the conclusion of the address.
As the offices which were held by Mr.
Ives will be brought In In another connec
tion, I will only say beicthat bis residence
was at what has since been known ns the
Meecham place on the west side of the
street, n few roth below Mill Lane. I will
also say that .Mr. Ives tlid not continue In
vv aimigtorii neyounu ino years 1 vsu or ai.
Getting Involved it was thought through
the dishonesty of Ins ntrents In the sale of
wild laud for taxes he thought it best to
leave luc state. lie tneietorc cxrnangeti
farms with Mr. Samuel Hull ol Connec
ticut, theuraiidfatlierof ournior-t respected
citizen, Alficd Hull, I'.sq.. nnd went to
Connecticut anil Mr. Hull came lieie.
hike the Ives, the Ilradlcvs were staunch
men and true. Mis. Ksther Bradley, the
wife of Daniel Bradley, was a sister of
tne ivcs anil was a very excellent woman.
Paithenn, her daughter, (so our lamented
venerable menu Mrr. Chntlcrtim was ae
customed to say) wns tlio first child horn in
town. It lias liecn usually thought that
Loraiiie, the youngest dainxliter of Dea.
Jackson, bad that honor. At the time of
the lilitli tit I'arlliena, .Mr. llratlley ineilon
the Oliver Ballon place. When tlio British
occupied Castleton be took his family and
went lo Connecticut i out wnen lie leuti li
ed, not beiinr satisfied with his farm, Mr.
Johnson the proprietor of whom he had
purchased It look It back and lei him ham
the place about midway between the village
and soiitli wallingiorii lor so many years
occupied by Dea. Moeley
lien ainiii llrailley.
whose wife was the
daughter of Ezekiel Miles who lived on the
Thomas Unlet place lust below our beauti
ful cemetery. It has more leccntly been
owned by lion. David 10. Nicholson. Mr.
llratlley being sick could not like his
brother co to Connecticut, and some per
sons who were hnlftoiit-h come to him and
advised him for his personal safely and the
better protection ot his Iriends to put him
self under royal protection- -mai is 10 go
to Castleton and get a certificate from the
ollleer commanding there lli.it la- was a
tine and ioval Hiiblet-t. lint when .Mrs
Bradley unileistood the object for which
they bad coino her patliotle blood was nt
once up and she gave them .1 lecture and
bade them begone and never to come there
again on such nil eiraiid.
An incident ol the war puihaps may
propeily come in hero A tory fiom Man
chester seekhiii to go and lint himself under
royal protection at Castleton, got as far as
ureeiniiii, 111 v, aiiiugiorii, on 111s ay.
The citizens learning that he was on the
hill went tint after him. He pointed his
gun nt them when they immediately shot
hhu ilown. Ills gun was not loaded but
thev supposed it wa. He was brought
down lo Mr. liciiiainhi Bradley's where he
was kindly cared for. but soon died of ins
wounds. Mr. Bradley buried liini on his
own laud on the spot which is now the
village cemetery, lie was the first that
was Inn icd theie. When Mrs. C'lilltcnton
with her father Nathaniel Ives, came
town lu 1779 the cemetery contained eight
graves. It is now the resting place o:
In speaking f Hither of the setllers who
almost immediately louoweii uea. .lai-Kson
I will nay that Chrispin Bull built the firs
grist .nil 1 in town at what Is now South
Wnllingford, and that Joseph Johnson
built tho first in the village. What
Ilnhralm Andrus did 1 hardly know, s iv
that he was a poet and a wit and often
createtl a good ileal of amusement for the
Kzekiel Miles was a staunch patriot, us
weiu al'o 1-dinunil ami .lamra limnpus
was truly fortunate In her caily settlers,
And we may owe uieni a gicater dent 0
gratitude perchance than wo Know.
In tho year 177!) came into town tw
good men ; the one was Joseph Randall
the other was Nathaniel Ivcj. The firs:
was the second dc.icou of the Band.
Church ; the other the first deacon ot the
Congregational Church. Mr. Randall was
a man of eminently correct puneiples and
habits, and none of our earlier and later
citzens have been deserving ol more legaitl
Briefly, to sum up his various sei vices be
was Deacon ot Iho JJaptist Uiuicli oil years,
supplying gratuitously ine place ot pastor
for moie than 11 third of that time. 11
was clerk of the cliuicb 54 years anil
leader of tho singing 3(1 years. Justice
for tlio past r0 years Representative
four years, .judge ot i'rohate tour years
Jlc was also 111 ir.'J a member
the Constitutional Convention. In ndili
tion to tills be liuro his part hi the war
the revolution and also in the war ot 181
an honorable man, a christian, n uatriothe
was ol very great ncnetit to t 0 town and
performed no liicon-ulcrablo servico for
tlio State. Mr. Ives win le.-s distinguished
yet was ever held hi great c-tceni bv hU
The house where Nathaniel Ives first
lived was near the spot now occupied by
the residence of Mrs. Itandall Mis. Chat-
terton who was 7 years old when her father
moved to tlio place used to give the follow
ins description of it and of the state of
things then existing here. It was n lo
cabin, as all the bouses of the settlement
then were. It hail a chimney but it had no
hearth and it haJ no door until some tin
after they had moved into it. For a door
they used to hang up a coverlid until it
become convenient to get one.
I have already spoken of the setllers
who had come in before her father came
Let us now look for a few moments nt flu
situation ot this new coiner. His nearest
neighbors on the south were Benjamin
Jiradley and lnmily, a little beyond the
present cemetery nnd there were none 0 1
the north nearer than the Meecliain placo
then occupied by Abraham Ives. There
was 110 bridge across roaring brook. When
they crossed It they had to go on logs one
side of which was cut ofi anil made fiat so
that they could walk on thcin better. Tho
brook wns much moro of a stream than it
is now and there were fish In it in great
abundance nnd down on tho Creek there
were plenty mink, mtiskrat and beaver.
r or some timo alter they canio to Wnl
lingford, deer were fount! in considerable
numbers In the forest nnd then the wool 1
get sight of a bear or a moose. And almost
every night too they used to hear the cries
of wolves anil other wild animals not very
far away. They used most to frequent tho
thick forests down by tho creek and tlio
woods 011 tho other stile. At first these
sounds frightened her but getting accus
tomed to them after a while xlu minded
nothing about them.
Speaking of tho condition of things lu
her childhood "everything she would bay
lias changed from what it as then, liven
tho birds many of them nru not thu same
as they used to be. When I camo liero wo
had the hawk anil tho owl anil the blue lav.
the patrldgo and tho woodpecker ami wild
pigeons nnd wild duck and tlio snipe. But
wo never used to hear tho lark and tlicro
were but few robhir.s and swallows and hluo
birds and orioles ami bobolinks. When 1
want to realize how old I am I let memory
take n journey hack to tho tlonrless and
hearlhless log house by tho roaring brook "
I liavo stated that Abraham Ives kent thu
first store and tavern. Neither of theso
was opened heforo 1770. No iron could
be obtained without going to Tieonderoga.
The inhabitants mado their own sugar and
most of their clothing. Mrs. Abraham
Ivcs bad 11 calico dress which cost 15 dol
lars. Mrs. Abraham Jackson also had 0110.
They wero very much admired.
Tills description will giro you a view of
tho changes which have taken place.
Scarcely anything remains ns it wns save
tho heavens which nro over us. There in
thtir beauty and glory still canopy as is hut
tlio scenes amid which wo move nro how
changed, And as I am now speaking of
changes perhaps no greater change has
taken place slneu tho days of our lathers
then in the modes of conveyance. For our
grandfathers and grandmothers did not U90
to rids in Pullman cars and beautiful cov
ered topped cairiagcs for though they per
ambulated "somewhat and muchly" It was
not clearly In thu modem fashions. The or-
umary mode or passing from place to placo
was on horseback. And when the icxcs rode
together It was on what was termed n pillion
Tills was a kind of saddle with a soft cush
ion extending behind having In addition to
tho ordinary stirrups of tho saddle an ad
dltional one for tho female, who mounted
on her soft padding was accustomed to hold
on oy putting her anus nround tho gentlo
ninn s waist behind whom she rode. I pre
sumo some of tho young people would llko
tins mouo 01 riding now. IJut it was very
hard for tho horsoand has now gone so en
tlrely out of dato that I presume a pillion
tins not over been seen by one of n thou
sand of the present generation.
I have thus spoken of tho early settlers
and some of the circumstances of their
early situation. I would llko to say moro
but time Mill not allow for many other top
ics still remains on which at least a word
ought on this occasion to bo said.
I suppose that it must he conceded that
in an New Ilngland settlements the churches
have contributed In no small degree to their
progress this being the case I should feel
that t come short of tho demands of tho
occasion tlid I not give some brief sketch
of their organization nnd progress. In in
viting your nttention to them then let mo
say that the Baptist church was the first In
town. This was was organized Sept. 10th
liSU. it consisted ol 22 brethren and sis
tors sonic ot them residing In Wnllingford
anil some lu Clarendon. It was organized
at tin- House 01 litus Andrews. Iho ong
Inal members of it cannot now bo ascer
tained ns they were not put down sepcrate
from iho others who joined later. The
church as its organization adopted 15
tieles of faitli which, while they show it to
liavo been distinctly Baptist diow it alo to
have been sound lu evangelical doctrine.
Between the timo of its organization nnd
IM.i.ia period of 18 years tbero wero 14
ministerial settlements nnd the aggro
gate of the whole scriico performed by
them wns nbout 25 years ; less than two
years for each leaving the church destitute
of a paster nearly one half of the time.
1 will give as briefly us I can a list of
these ministers and the time during which
they continued their ministrations.
Kldvr Bich wns iho llrst pastor and con
tinned with the church till about 178C
when the church numbered 41.
March 10th, 1787 Rider, Henry Green
commenced preaching and was ordained
Oct. 3d of the same year and continued to
minister to the church till tlio same timo in
the year 1S0R. Ten years from his dismis
sion elapsed, heforo they secured tho ser
vices of another pastur. During this timo
tho services were Kept up by Uea. Joseph
Itandall. Tho next pastor was Sedgwick
Rice who remained with them two years at
a salary of $100 a vear. Lemon Andrews
was the next pastor. He was settled
November 1821 and remained with tlio
church nbout 3 years. Another year of
destitution followed when in May 1820
Geblion Williams come to preach. Ho was
ordained the 3.1 of May 1827. Tlio first
Baptist meeting house was built while ho
wns with them nt nn expense of 8830. Tho
sulneription paper is dated March 31, 1827
and the house was completed early lu Do
ci-iuber of the same vear. It was built by
Simon Cook. Soon after it was completed
Mr. Williams left having, been with them
less than two years, hitler 1-. l ago was
the next pastor. He commenced his mm
Istr .- in 1830 and was with the church foil
years. Four years vacancy followed with
only now and then a supply. In August
183S Llder Leland lluntly came and labored
a year. Then J II. Sherman conic and
labored two yean, lie was followed for
year by Prof. D.inlcl Hascall. In tho win
ter or bpring of 1813 Rider Joseph Packer
become pastor ot tlio church antl mlnisterei
to it a little over a year. Then KlderCon
stiutiue preached a short time. Rider R
Myers was pastor in 13IH and 47. Before
getting another pastor they repaired th
liurcli at an expense of 5000. After th
refitting of tlio house Kldcr Pago preached
again a year or two anu was lollowed bj
Rider L. II. Smith for a year. Aug. 10th
preaching anil was ordained the 10th of th
November billowing, lie remained abou
five years and a half. Rev. Edwin M
liny nes succeeded Mr Klliot. Ho was or.
dallied in July 1858 and remained with tho
church a year. l!ev. Edward Conover wa:
nist tiled Nov. ISo'J and dismissed April 1st
18U3. Hl-v. James W. Grant commenced
to preach in Juno 18C3 nnd left Nov. 20tl
lout. Rov. Robert G. Johnson began Id
labors July 12th, 1805 and closed them May
1 ho church has also had eight deacons
elected 111 tlio following order. Dea. libcn
ezer Murray, Dea. Joseph Itandall. Dea
Calhorn Preston, Dea. Sanford Moon, Dea
Jocob lititton, Jr., Uea. Eleazer Meghills
uea. John .Marr, Uea. Thomas York.
Ol tho pastors who ministered to tills
church Elder Henry Green deserves to bo
singled out as tho 0110 who did most for it
Ho was a man of great energy of charade
and of commanding eloquence and that tin
ton 11 as well as tlio chuieh owes much to
his iiillueucc I do not doubt.
The salary paid by this church and tlio
manner of paying it may to sonic bo a mat-
ter of interest, hi 1787 Elder Green being
pastor the church agreed to help him on his
farm when ho needed to pay his salary and
to meet at the close oi'tho year to seo if
each had paid his full proportions. In 1700
they agreed to pay him 10 dollars salary, to
bo paid In cattle or grain and averaged on
the church according to their several abili
ty. 1 ho next year (1800) they agreed to
give mm J-iL'and lis. salary which would bo
about oil dollars. Jn 1801 they agreed to
raise one penny on tlio pound on their
church list and for the two succeeding years
tho same assessment uas voted, hi 1805
ho was allowed 00 dollars.
Another part of interest is that the poor o:
th church jn its early history was supported
by a tax on tho members according to their
It will also interest the present genera
lions to Know tli.it this church was vory
slow lo adopt tlio customs of tho present
day of allowing non-professors of religion
to lake the lead in the service of song. For
31! years tlio 6inging was conducted only by
some member of the church. Dea. Itan
dall was its first and only preceptor during
that time. But in 1810 the church passed n
oto to allow persons not members of tho
church to take tho lead hi tho absenco of
Dea. Randall. Iho door thus opened to
the ingress of non-professors to tills ofllce
has remained open ever since. I would he
hippy to sr.y more of this church and its
ministry but the tune win not allow.
Of tlio organization of tlio Congregational
church there is no record. It probably
took place in tho year 1702. It lias no his
tory before tlio installation of Itev. Benja
min Osborn, its first pastor, Nov. lOtli, 1802.
It has had the following ministers. Rev.
Benjamin Osborn; installed Nov. 10. 1802.
died on the night of the fith of July 1818.
The circumstances of his death are so inter
csllng that you will allow mo to narrate
them, hi consequence of tho failing health
01 Mr. wsimrn 1110 church seemed to stand
lu need of tlio services of another pastor. In
theso circumstances with ids consent tho
church extended a call to Rev. Ell Meeker
ami invited a council for his settlement.
But finding as they come together that there
was some division lu tlio minds of tlio peo
ple ns to whether Mr. Osborn should bo re
tallied as senior pastor or dismissed, thev
thought It best to adjourn heforo making
their decision to the following morning.
During tho night tho question was decided
for tlieiu by tho great head of tlio church
who removed Mr. Osborn taking him us wo
trust to a higher service.
Rov. Ell Meeker, tho successor of Mr.
Osborn was ordained July 7th, 1818, win
dismissed sometime during tho following
ear. Rov. I.ll S. Hunter followed Mr.
Meeker anil alter ministering to the church
about 5 years was dismissed April 2Gth,
1825. Itev. Timothy M, Hopkins began
Ids ministry July 5th, 1828, and.closed it in
tho spring uf 1830, Itev, Stephen Martin
dalo began ids ministry to Iho church in
Jan. 1832 and continued it till his death,
March 8th, 1817. Rov. William Mitchell
who followed Mr. Martlndalo commenced
bis laborf August 8th, 1817 and closed them
n 1110 spring 01 isi:-. itev. lli-nryll. suun
lerson commenced bis ministry the first
Sabbath in May 1853 and closed them thu
first Sabbath In May 18C2.
itev. Aliiaco Walker, u, u loliowcu
Mr. Sauudcrson and still remains the pastor
of a happv nnd united people.
I would like to say moro of some of the-".-
ministers than it will be possible for mo on
this occasion. I would llko to give n due
tribute of praise to Mr. Osborne who was a
learned and a godly man. I would llko to
epeauot Mr, llopKlns who awing bis
short ministry did a good work. I would like
to speak of Mr.Martindnle,reincmbercd and
ueiovcu by nil who truly knew him, and of
Mr. Mitchell, but time hastens and I must
call your attention to other subjects. Yet
before doing sol would say.that thlschuich
has embraced among Its members inauy of
our most Influential citizens and has been
Instrumental for the accomplishment of
great good. It has had live olUccrs, elect
ed lu the following order t
Dea. Nathaniel Ivcs, Dea. Moselcy Hall,
Dea. Ellas Kent, Dea. Gaylord H. Post,
and Dea. Joel Orover.
I have already remarked that tho town
was organized .March 10th, 1778. Since
that period it has honored the following in
dividuals by electing them Its representa
tives. 1 win give you the list nun then
briefly remark on the names of n few .
Abraham Jackson 1778, 80, 81, 85, 80,
00. Abraham Ivcs, 1779, 83. Dea. Ebeu
ezer Murray, 1782. Dea. Nathaniel Ives,
1784. Dea. Joseph Randall, 1780, 88, 1)2,
94. Stephen Clark, 1787. Thomas Ran
dull, 1701. Asahel Jackson, 17U3. Willi,
am Fox, 1795, 97, 1805, 0, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12,
13, 15, 10, 17, 18, 21. Dr. Samuel L. Mc
Cluic, 1700, 1)3, 99, 1800, 1. 2. Lent Ives,
1B03-4. Capt. Eliauim 11. Johnson, 1810,
14, 19, 20, 25. Dr. John Fox. 1822, 23,21,
33,40,41. 42. Alexander Miller, 1820.
Amos Rucklln, 1827, 23. 29, 32. 33. Thus.
Hulet, 1830-31. Samuel M. Edgerton,1833
34, 43. Howard Harris, 1830. Dennis
Hulet, 1837, 39. Hon. Harvey Button,
1814-45. Stephen Hyde, 1817. Isaac B.
Munson. 184340. Gen. Robinson Hall,
1850-51. William C. Fox, 1852-53. Edwin
.Martlndalo, 1855-50. Hon. Joel Alnswoitb,
1857-53. Nathan Rounds, 1859. Joel
Croft. 1800-01. William Kent, 1802-03
Hon. David li Nicholson, 1801-05. I have
no list of those who liavo 1 eprescntetl the
town later than 1 80-, nut probably their
names aie known to nil of you.
In 1810 and '51 the town sent no rem p.
sentatlve. Up to 1805 It elected tbiity to
repiesent it. Abraham Jackson repicscnlcd
It six times, the last time lu 1790. Soon
after this he turned his nttention to Iho
settlement of binds ot which he was the
principal proprietor mid which from him
had been called Jackson's Goie.
There wcic settled In 1791 ami organized
into 11 township with a portion of ailing.
ford and Ludlow October 31st, 1792, under
the name ol .Mount Holly, lroni whin
place he became lcprescntativc for the
years 1793-1-8. He soon niter died.
William Fox represented Walllngfoid
fifteen times. He was the father ot the
late Dr. John I-ox and a man of exceed
ingly quick wit and varied iHlclligence,
He wns born In Woodstock, Connecticut,
mid first settled lu Tinmotitli, from which
place he came to Wnllingford about 1790.
lie not only did good service to his
adoptetl town, but was one who seivcd his
country in the war of the revolution. Dr.
John l'ox the beloved anil much lamented
physician rcpicscntcd it seven times. Dr.
himiicl h. .mcciuic, who was both mi
able physician utitl a worthy men repre
sented it six times. Cant Kliakhns II John
son and Amos Rucklln live timed each antl
Deacon Joseph Randall four times, Samuel
L. Edgcrton three times. Thirteen have
represented It twoycais each anil nine one
In speaking further of the honor con
fcrrctl upon our citleus, I will say that
Abraham Ivcs was High Sheriff lor tl
years 1781, 2, 3. -1 and 5.
The following persons liae also been
members ot constitutional conventions :
Asaliel Jacl.snn, 1791: Hon. Joseph Ran
dill, 1793; William Fox. 1814; Captain
i.uaKiin 11. .lounsou, io : .mhos liuch
lin, 182.3 1 Deacon Mnsely Hall. 1830
Samuel M. F.tlgerton. 1813: Hon. Ilarvci
Button, 1850; Hon. David K. Nicholson
Two State Scnutois also have beer
elected belonging to this place : Hon. Juo,
Hon. David E. Nicholson, leos aim o'J.
Hon. Joel i. Alnswoitli was elected
Assistant Judge for the years 1801, '05, '00
Hon. Joseph Randall was Judge of Pin
nate ior me years iouo, u, i anil s, and
iion. jiarvcy isiuion was elected to th
same olllce in 1818, and continued to holi
it 13 years.
Hon. David E. Nicholson was Rallioad
Commissioner 1805 and '00. Tho last time
fie was elected without n dissenting vote.
Ihcso lists speak well for our citizens
YV fiat other town of the size of Wallin
tortl can show a better ofllcial record
Hon. David K. Nicholson was also States
Attorney for two years,
I must say n word in respect to ctlnca
tion. Walllngford once hail an academy
chartered November 9th, 1811. I found
this tact in Thompson s Vermont, page 143,
Select schools have been taught by Mrs.
T. M. Hopkins. .Mr. Elliott Reed. Philli
II. Emerson, now a distinguished Judge in
Utah, Miss Tliersa Crainton, nfterwards
Mis. Nichols, Miss Mary Cobb, who is
married to some body, but 1 tlo not know
to who, Miss Fanny M. Webster, now Mrs.
Rev. 1-anny M. Bugg. also Nehcinlali
White and Win. M. Cnngdcn. Theie
have been others since, but I have had no
time to obtain their names.
The following natives of the place have
been college graduates: Daniel Roberts,
Nehcinlali White, William II. Button and
Perry U. Parker. 'Iho following who
wero not natives, have had their homes in
waiungiorti at the time ot t he r eradua.
tion : Stephen Martlndale. Cephas K. .Mar
tlndalo ami Aldace F Walker.
1 he following persons belonging to the
legal profession hayc practiced law in
town: Jonathan Houghton. Ah el Cb 11,1
A L Miner.lW F Hall. Hon David E Nicbol.
sou from 1844 to 1807, Hon Harvey Button
iroiu June, 10.0, 10 1110 present time.
The following natives of the place hero
cnteictl tho legal profession : lion Daniel
iioocus, ijuriingion, vt., William II. IJut-
ton, bagiunw, Michigan, a voting man of
great promise, but who is now dead.
Amaa W Bishop, Oakland, California.
Hon Philip 11 Emeron. forinerlv of Hit
tie Creek, .Michigan, but now of Utah.
The following wero not natives, but their
homes weio here : Stephen Miuilnil.itn.
Benson, Vt., (not in practice.) Col Ahlaco
ii.uuci, 111 iiraeticu 111 jtuuauti.
Tl,,. r..llml,. lo n II. I .f Il.,.. ...I...
a i.u ..fi.u ..ti, .a ti us ,11 I'ltJ 011.1.1119 SSIIU
uavo practiced 111 ivn nngiort . nut nro now
deceased i ur. huniucl 1.. .McClure, Dr.
Silas Hamilton, Dr. John Fov, Dr. Angus-
tus .Mulford, Dr. Joseph Randall, Jr., Dr.
Nathaniel Ivcs, Dr. Samuel Giiswold, Dr,
itemon hiiaw, Dr. David Holtlen. Dr
jlcCluie was 11 man of sonic note. Dr.
I-ox studied with Dr. Hamilton nnd was
accustomed to speak well of his abilities.
ur. r ox was mo most 1 st ntrii shed n be
sician that ever practiced in town. Dr.
saiuaiiiei ivcs was uiu son 01 i.cnt Ivcs.
ur. ftliaw was tho sou of Mr. Ich-ilmd
Shaw, nnd was 11 most cxeiniilnrv cbils.
turn man. Dr. Holden's death was so lo-
cut that he will bo remembered bv nil.
Tho following physicians have practised.
or nro now practicing, their profession lu
win. u. I'-ox, (icorgo 11. Fox, E. O
Mdy. K. O. Whipple. John V.. Hill (!..,.
M. JNoblo. Joel Grover. David II. M
S. D. Hazcn. W. S. Cheny.
Iho following studied their professions
111 town :
Dr. Hliuiian Oriswold. Dr. Samuel flits.
wold, Jr., Darius Shaw, S, S, Clemens,
Lyman Rogers, William E. Steward, Cc
phas K, Martlndalo an 1 Ephralni G. Hulet.
siicu is tlio list that 1 havo been able In
give you, ami a pretty good list for 11 little
Vermont town only a bundled years old.
I Imvo thus briefly sketched tho history
f Wallliicforil nearly 1111 to tlm im-smi
time. Anil there are many more persons
f whom 1 would llko to sneak. I Will till
llko to speak fuithcr of Dr. Fox and Dr.
Randall. And I would like nlsn
of Deacon Moseley Hall, who made his in-Hilt-lice
widely felt, nntl of Cinintn mil
antl Isaac Muiison Hill, and Deacon Ellas
ivcni, ami i-.nz-.ier .Monson, and Lyman
Bachellcr, and manv others, hut v
percelvo that I cannot. I would like
also to speak of our ngiiculturlsts who
havo brought to so high a statu of cultiva.
tion these productive farms i antl of the
products of the dairv. wbleb i... !,.,..
so excellent that the names ot Walliug-
foid bull-i and liceso hive become syne
nyins for the bos', articles In Iho market.
And I would like alio to say a woltl of
our mamifacturprs, which have given the
name of Bachellcr leputatiou tlironeh
out the world, and of business men. But
I can only sneak of one mote - Ii3rac-
teristlc of the people, and thai 1-. 1 I their
Walllnaford is u tins Venn ait t n in
lids, that It ha3 sl-.vavs been 011 the
of liberty. The perfo-1 of Its settlement
was one 111 which tne cieciems w,e
surcharied with outentlon. It wus
just proceeding the wa, of the revolu- ,
tion. Audit was one lu which the lib
erties of Vermont (not Vermont thu..
but thu low Hampshire grants as a ell
as those of the nation), weie at stake.
Its territory was claimed by the two il
val states New York ami New Hamp
shirewith neither of which the Inhabit
ants were willing to cnniut But tho
patriots of Green mountains w;;p equal to
tlio situation, ami though during the
period of stilfe, antl-dntlug their existent p
as n state, they weie in many iiairow ai.d
stormy straits, yet the star that never sets,
at last beamed tmt for them with h serene
yet lefulgent light. You are jamlllar witli
tuo names 01 uie ciiainpions 01 unman
rights and civil liberty who brought this
about. The names of Chittenden and of
Allen and Waincr are to you as household
words. And with these men In spirit weio
the Jackson's, and Jones's and Bradley's,
and generally the early settlers of our
town. They weie all men to use the ex
pression of .Mr. Benjamin Bradley, who
were for God, for libeity, mid the inde
pendence of the New llanipshiie grants.
And the spirit of theso eaily settlers, exhi
bited in their thiec:fold contest, Is the
spirit which the people have ever continued
to manifest ; it is the spirit which bums
now in l)03om3 of their descendants. I
have not time to go over ail our past his
tory and show what Walllngford has al
ways been ill this legard, biit I wisli to
speak, nt the close of this address, of
events which we all remember, anil which,
I ti ust. we never shall forget, which tran
Bpiied in the gicat contest through which
we as a nation have but lecently passed.
When it became evident "that theie
must be war, in defence of our
government, the position of Walllngfoid
W'.is not for a moment doubtful. To the
call that went forth fordefendcis of tlio na
tion, she gave a most hearty response. Sho
gave not of her poorest but her best. She
sent forth tho noblest of her young men,
for they would gi And thank God thoic
was no hand interposed to keep them back:
that those bound to them even by the
closest ties weie ready to let them go : that
with lot 001 country, mounting auovc every
oilier feeling, fathers nntl mothers gave up
their sons to whatever (jod might have in
ftoie for them in the tenililc conflicts. O
they were noble boys, and a noble example
haic they lelt. We will not, nnd the gen
er.itions'to come must not, forget them
Sonic of them returned, and wo thank hen.
yen for their spared lives, and we titit that
it is the prayer 01 an mat tnev may long
live to enjoy the privileges and blessings
thfir Hands nave helped 10 win.
Others came not back, but were among
" Brai e who sunk to rt-M
Willi all their country's wi-lios blest'"
But theie are living compattiots who
will speak of them antl do them the justice
that my poor tongue would 111 vain essay.
And now Mr. President and fellow-citi
zens, I must bilng these it-marks to a closo:
aim in doing so 1 win say mat me day is
atnr tilt when theie will be another gather
ing of this kind. We shall not see it j autl
the names ol teivnt in may on that
occa-ion be on human lips. But let us not
lcgict this for it is the common lot. It Is
the ordination of heaven and theie is doubt
less wisdom in it that oblivion shall throw-
its vail over the names of the largest num
ber, and yet all that has been valuable lu
their lues may still live, lhcy are not,
therefore, lost, but if they have been right
will continue to bless succeeding genera
tions. You remember the lines of the
Need I be missed If another slice, ed rae.
Heaping the llelds which in spring I havo
sou n :
Who ploughed or sowed is not missed by tho
ll.U UMM ,
Hut he's remembered by what ho has done.
Let us stoic up this lesson. Our names
may polish so that thev may be no moio
heard, but in our Influences we shall not
die. Let us then bo sure to have them such
ns that they will bless those who shall
come after us, so that in tho return of
another century though our names may not
be heard here we may still be represented
in 1110 good we nave done.
HO.V. V. K. XICIIOL&OS
of Rutland, a former honored resident of
Walllngford, made an interesting nddiess
of which we can give but a brief extract, as
it was dcliveietl extempore. He com
monced by savins that this diversified cn-
Icitainment had drifted near to its close,
and bo would not weary the patience of
Hie audience by extended remarks He
considered It an einbairassing place to put
a man nflcr so much talent bad been
brought Into requisition and so many pi ice
less facts relating to the purposes of the
gathering had been spoken ; consequently.
the audience could not expect much from
him. This gathering, said the speaker, is
of Itself new. The attempt has been made
nt Rutland, but of course, as it is so near
Walllngfoid, It devolves upon tlio latter to
make the tiling a success. The occasion 13
11 significant one. We havo hetc hail, said
lie, nil the tlifreient specimens of tlio gro
tesque and the lidiculous, while in contrast
to that has been tlio dramatic nnd tragic, In
the sudden tlcniNe of that old centenarian
who sang his fong lo us just before. The
speaker said he hnd been greatly Impressed
with all that had been said, and remarked
that it had been assigned to him to give
sketches and anecdotes of these men who
lived heic In ancient times. His ncqualnt.
anct- theie for the last foily years bad fur
nished him w Itli more matter of this kind
than lie could possibly deliver If he should
make tho attempt, nnd under tho circum
stances ho would not Induliro lu such
cnilnlscenccs. Ho then went on lo say
that in lespcct to tho settlement of the
town of which so much has already been
said, ho might state that In his professional
capacity there he hail defended the town of
Wnllingford from the old municipality of
Harwich nnd through the aid of the town
had brought to light facts and preserved
them intact which had established the
southern boundary of the town beyond
ull further controversy. Clarendon too, had
Invited Wnllingford to a vindication
of her southern boundary line which was
well madoumi Wnlllngfunl now bt.inds
Willi well defined limits which 110 power on
.nth can change. We have, said the
speaker, another grand cqulllliilum to rest
upon nntl that is lids village where wo now
1110 assembled. Other villages have devel
oped and tho town now rests upon three
distinct pillars, nnd amongst all nnd be
tw ecu nil the most fi loudly relations arc
maintained. All honor, sa.d he, lo n town
that can so harmonize- its Influences and go
on so peacefully together. Walllngford has
nttalncil 11 celebrity for penco nnd good
brotherhood, which does her great honor.
No distiubanrcs occur anil lis harmony Is
so marked that It Is often referred lo. In
regaid to tho classical interests of tlio town
tho speaker remaikcd that Its cemeteries
havo treasured within Its bosoms many
samples of Its great social, religious and
patriotic Interests Its lost and last heroes
of the Revolution, tho war of 1813 and
tho recent civil war. Walllngford has kept
Its renown and classic lcputatlon well pre-
served. When uu International war camo
nr cry "To Aims'
Ml icineinlieied In
ford emptied 0-- T
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must be in V 1 -until
the 'ic 1-tap" of Hie
e.i , ioyed Itself in m ikj
u.. I ' -?n ns fast as "i'i
tiit- .cie tpickly fllle
tl - t n w is . , luted r, it
aid hi A'lj'itr.if G'-i.i i.d - is no iistnini 1
to say "Do -is Old Wai in -f-n I 1- - fill
yo'd-1 .ota i.nd ', i-c-Ij f-.i nioti, ,
Tin- speaker then t lo-c I iy sijii.
nil the many sons of V lillngb.i '
so'ili to come back ag lin t , iie ih ,
town fiom v I1-1111 he h 1 1 i' eiwl , ,
i- if---' rved f v.ms and to .hoi,, i
If ' .d this tubule of th.on;.,.
:ii:m:v lixlt, 1 - j,
ot lt-illaiid. who i, 1 1 1 ' ,1 a- 1.11, i 1
speak iipni. tii'- snbj, , : ,,1 , 1 1 ,;,
bis land tilb .in- , ii,'. ! -1 in r '
hlstoiy ol tl. mv lb d ti f
I.ydlas vis -,n k.'H m! die i
and was t .11 q-ici tu ,; .,1 .
Taking ad ml , , . , m,..,'. , ,, , ,-v
services aiiionj tin- Ii- ii u . h - li
in obtaining a ilornim nt ,1 o-n . 1 t,
two large lots of tan-l in the lln 1 f.
Ier Cieek. This Indian ti.le ,
fill oiigin, bill Gov. Shb-by ol M Ii
setts gave u i oiillrmat' , title to the h, ,
as a konaflile dor umr-nt t.n the p u i ,t n,
Indian. A bit of histnrv, h ivvr,
gests n doubt ns to thi. Col. .b.h ,011 v
once addressed by one of the ,. I i, win,
ild "You promised 11- tii.it lu nnkt
fliould como Into the countil rooni but
there Is a tleyll, (meaning Col T.j h
who stole our lands, and when he gdi the
Indian diuiik ho compels him to , u uu.ij
our lands." This related t-i litn In it
Susquehanna valley, but show , 1', , in
which Lydia was held by tho Indians
The Lydias titles are valuable iU , 1
curious history for not an acre it b ! ,
the grants where the t'tles weie ikc 1 f u
The plot of land now known 1 W.dl n
fi.nl wns known in latter d.u as siinpij
No. 3.1, Rutland was No. 8, C'larendi 11 No
Tin: speaker said he had read in a t -rt 11
magn;:ine an obituary notice of Col, L. '
whicli was so culogiitic in it-, t nc.ii.it ,t
could not be relied
It is !. iwn. in-,
that lie as iin-ai,
business ili'.ih -. -en alwi- '
means f.. his pii-ni.1 coii.-.. 1 '
built n home :.t Foil E ud i'i 'if
The speak-: then 1 f. -toI t. t'n ,,,,
ncssof the t' ttlcni-iil 01 Wallu-foi-' n
comparison with Itutl .-, 1, Dauby, CI
endon and Pi'.tfonl, which wci- t it t
from five to "ight y us bcfim 1 II
could account for it only fiom ihr u.
that it lay comparatively on b. 1 la-.d
and was as an eddy in the .
the sticain but little noticed l.y those
who trncled throudi tlii- -ectloii m
tlioe days. Then they took thc.i path
011 the tops of the bills, following the
old milltaiy ro-td alon-i the (ll'ci ( e 1
and also tliat Wall'mgfi'i-1 was ih. .1 1 1
ly covered by dense foiests. 1: w
known to tho speaker that In 1701 a mar
named Asa Peabody surveyed through tl n
Otter Cieek valley, who was s ut i .
ward by Lydias, as lit: had seen tin o, ,.
nal minutes of the smviy . .
the sourso of tin tri-' .
its mouth. Five yea. ! i- -,
John Cliipni'iu and n-iieri strm U'l-i
Creek at it source, n-i 1 folio,-,, I .,. (1
Vcrgeniies, passing through the-town 1
1771, also, Phineas Slierniin finrj -J
through the town, and in 177J aunt n r i
vcyor was here.
The speaker then rcfcrrc! to the
mendature of the town and of the ap
parent good tense exemplified In 1 annua
it Walllngford. This is au anriiut Imi
ough of England, so Important us to 1
two members lo parliament, situated on
the right bank of the river Thanir 40
miles westerly from London. Hi ul- ,
spoke of the names of other towns
Brandon, meaning "burnt town. 1 nt
originally tho name of an English bikr
dom. Its motto is " True," -sigiiifu. nit
of the business pluck and enterprisi t f
its inhabitants; Clarendon, who-e moll
is "Tlio Cross, the touchstone of faith .
Rutland, whoso name h older than t'e
Saxon language, a name familiar In 1IU r
ntme eveiy where ; Dauby, too,
was once famous as tho name of .
BV JOHN tl. WHITTIl.li.
Oh I proenly and ratr In tlio lantlsi.: ih, s-u,
Tho lines of tho ground and ill'- 1. 11 u. u
And the ruck, and the tree, ami He 1 1
With broad leaves all gicenncs1, and '!' m
Llko that which o'er Xlnneyeh's pnir-li"
While ho waited to know tliat his warnln v
And longed for the slorm-i limd, and II 1. n 1 11
for the rush of tho wldilwlnd ami 1 1
On the banks of the V-nil the tl.o k s;
Comes up with tho fruit uf the 1.1 11 ! J
And tho Creole of Cuba laughs otil to li n .1 1
inrougii ornnge leases suinuig 111. o 1
spheres of gold :
Vet ulth dearer delight from his hum. m n
On tho llelds of his harvest tho Vunl' i li il.
Where crook-necks aro colling andjili w.'r.li
Mid Uiu sun or September melis d, ,n . tu
Ah! 011 Tnanksglilng day, i.licii 11 11L
and Iroin West.
from North and rroin .South come U 1 1 ,r.i
When tho grey-hnlrod New Ungland' 1 - 1
round his Hoard
The old broken link uratlection resi n-, J,
When Iho caro wearied man seeks his mntlier
And Iho worn matron smllos where 'hi girl
What moistens iho Hpantfwhat bright-11 uic
What calls back tho past llko tho rich piuiipUu
Oh ! fruit loved ot bojhood ! tlio old duj s r
When ixHi-grnpes wero purpling aud brown
mils wero railing I
When wild, ugly laces uu can etl In the skin,
(Haling out through iho dark wiin a i j tin
When wo laughed round tho corn lu an, with
hearts all lu nine,
Our chair was a pumpkin our lantern iho
Telling tales of tho fairy who trailed Hi.
In n pumpkin shell coach, with two rats for her
Then thanks for tho present I none swcet.cf
E'er smoked from on 01 en or circled a plat t r r 1
fairer hands never wrought ut p.utrj moro
l'airereies'never watched o'er lis baklug thou
And tho prayer, which my mouth Is too fun to
Swells my heart that thy bhailow may never bo
That the daja of thy lot may bo lengthened ba-
Aiulluo faino of thy worth llko a pumkln vino
AndthyHfo bo as sweet, and tts last sunset
UoldcnUntoit and fair as thlue own pumpkin
on cud the