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7SY W. W. PKESCOTT.
MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, MAY 7, 1884.
VOL. 79. 4047. NO: 30.
ffnMnmm & 4mmml
WKUNKSDAY, MAY 7, 183 1
Beoaubb T. C. Fletcher waa oloctod dlstilet
delegato to Ghlcago the Index clnlms to bo
happy. Chlldron ato easlly lileased.
TitK North Slar says that " a largo nuraber
of peoplo nssembled nt Montpelier, Tuesday,
Aprll 20;h, to nttend the dlstrlct convontlon."
Kbi-oht has lt that hls frlends ln Lamoille
coanty nre llkely to push Hon, I'. K, Gleod of
Morrisville as a candldato for tho ofllce of stato
The telephone llne to Worcester was com
pletod yestordny nnd Is now in worklng order,
wlth the statlon in Dr. llunt's ofllce. Thcro lg
nlso a statlon nt Wrightsvllle and X'atnatnsvillo.
The rogalar May teiro ol the United States
conrt will be held at Windsor, boginnlng on
the 20th, Only four ca3ea nre set for trlal.
Bat one chancory caso la aet for hearlng D. B.
Wooster vs. Samnel IIIU et als
The approaching commencement nt Lewis
Collego, Northfield, will be the fiftteth anni
versary of that lnstltutlon, formerly known as
Norwich Universlty, and tt ls intended tounlte
wlth ltthe next qulnquenntal reanion.
A hill introduced by Judge Poland, perralt
tlng the Natlonal Bank of Barre to lssue new
notea in placo of a lot of unaigned ones which
wero stolen from the vault of the bank In July,
1870, has been reportod favorably by the com
mlttee on banklng and currency.
Caledonian: "The mon who have been
brought ont for llentenant-governor are so
weak that a good many votera up tbis way
would llke to east their ballots for such a man
as Judge S. M. Dorr of Rutland a thorough
Independent, who would give strength to the
A stddent writes us that Randolph Normal
School boys nre not very large bnt heavy for
thelr stze. The comblned weight of three is
flve hundred and flfty-flv pounds. Two of
them Btand slx feet in thelr stocklngs, but thoy
do not wear number ten bootsor number eleven
NKwronr ExntEss: "It should be theduty
of the next legislatnro atnong Itg ilrst acts to
increase the salary of the governor. At prea
ent no man, wlthout an assurod lncome much
in excess of the Balnry, can afford to be gover
nor, and there are many men whose honesty
has kept them from large wealth who wonld
do credlt to the state ln the executlve chair.
Vermont Is too well off financlally to play the
niggard ln thla respect."
IIoratio Kino contribntes the followlng to
the Boston Post on Senator MorriU's seventy
1 llke Ibe old Oreen Jlountaln state,
Iler Umpld streams and fountalns;
Uer thrlftydsuies and ruddy glrls,
Iler verdant flelds and monntalns.
I llke her solld MorriU men ;
Whaft need we ask for more V
Who, foreinwt e'er wlth speech and pen,
Are young at sevtnty-four.
Then here's a toast to Old Vermont I
May Bhe ne'er close the door,
Ilut sen 1 liec statosmen to the f ront,
Who're youDg at seventf -four.
Tne openlog rehearsal of the Rutland MubI-
cal Festival was held Monday ovening under
the dlrectlon of Carl Zerrahn. Abont two hun
dred were present, an oxcellent attendance for
the first rehearsal. The prlnclpal works to be
rendered are the oratorlos of " Elljab," Bruch's
"Fair Ellen," nnd choruses from Rosslnl'a
" Stabat Mater." Eleven soloists of first rank
are to asslst ln the concert and the Gerinania
Orchestra of Boston twenty-elght pleces will
be present, from and includlng thls forenoon's
rohearsal. Tho attendance from adjoining
towns promlses to be very large, and the con
vontlon to bj the most successful ever held ln
Thk result of tho democratic commlttee's
dellberations at Burlington, Friday, was that
it was declded to call the state convontlon tn
meet at Montpelier, Jane fl, to nominate tho
state tlcket, and nlso elect delegates-at-large to
the Chicago conventlon; also, at tbe same time
and place, the dlstrlct nomlnatlons will be made
by the delegntes of each dlstrlct. It Is pretty
well settled that Hon. L. W. Kedlngton of
Rutland will be nominated for governor, Ma-
jor N. P. Bowman of St. Johnsbury for lieu-
tenant-governor, and II. F. Brighatn, Esq,, of
liakerslield for secretary of Btate. Ilon. B. B
Smalley will donbtless head the delegatlon to
Chicago. The delegatlon will probably favor
lllden for presldent.
Manv poets asplre to wrlte on subjacts of
which they have no kuowledge: To such we
commend the followlng gem of bucollc veree as
worthy of Imitation:
WeM graft the lobster on tbe liop,
The oyster bed we'll gayly weed,
The cranberry Jelly tree we'U flop,
And save tbe macaronl seed.
Tbe beet-root eugar we will get ,
lly tapplng of the blckory tree,
Ilorse chestnuts In tbe sprlog we'Jl (et,
Tbat in the aitumn colts will be.
We'll prnne the cllmblng eorgbum vlne,
We'll dlg the ruta-bag pear,
Tbe clam sball wltb the pea entwlne,
And botu eball, inlngllog, blostom there.
Tbe Ilerkihlre goat lts wool shall Blitxl,
Tbe Ilantam cow Bball feed on liay,
We'll mllk the ducks, all thoronghbred,
Tbat tteal the eggs the squlrrels lay.
Venus will ba the lovellest stnr ln the heav-
ens through the mcnth of May, at nfter elon
gatlon she turns her stepa westward, movlng
rapldly toward ni, and hastenbag on to her
penoa oi greatest briiuancy. she will form a
dellghtful planetary study for the nakod eyo,
nnd also for teleacoplc obsorvatlon, Seen
through the telescope, at elongatlon or a few
days after, she Ukei on the aspsct of the moon
nt horlastquarter, Inlf her dlso belng lllumined
Then, llke tho mo3n, she becomos a wanlng
crescant, less and lesj of her enllghtened aur
faca bjlng turned toward, bat Increising ln
slzs m she approaches us, moro than onough
to counterbiUnce the lessened Hght. At tho
end of the nnnth she has nearly reachod her
culmlnttlng polnt, whlle her hlgh nortbern
decllnation adds t9 the length of her Btay
above tho liorlrm, nnd the favornble condl-
tlons for observatlon.
Tiik correspondent of the Sprlngfleld Jlepub
tlcan enconntered " a well-to-do farmer, who
came as delegate " nt the state conventlon, and
among otlier qulte orlglnal thlngs, extracted
from hlra the followlng: " Ilay? What do 1
think of the platform? Well! Now, what's
the use ln havln' worda enough to cover a barn
floor two feet deep and then not sayia' nothln' 1
They mako 'em sllck, though, them fellers do.
Ye know that drawln' a harrer 'round tother
slde up will leavo the ground lookln' sllck
nnd It's casy drawln', too but that klnd of
harrorln don't make corn grow. I wnnt the
teeth down when I harrer. Ever hear of 'Llsh
Wntklns' platfoim? 'I.lah Is a curls old chap
who llves ln our town, and ho says hls plat
form has throe planks, Says he, 1 A hlgh pro
toctlvo tailff, oalt wnter boundarles, nnd lot
bralnswln,' Curls platform, nln't It? But I
llke It nbout ns well as what we got to-day?
Oh, yos; 'twaB a blg conventlon. But yon
could put all the men lnto a two-hosB wngon
that had anythlng to do wlth runnln' It.
ll'c hadn't nothln' to say about lt. 1'm comln
toanother state convontlon, I am; nnd next
tlmo I slian't bo smoothod down. 1'm goln' ln
A vjsitr severe gnle vlsltod some portlons o;
the state, Friday, dolng conslderablo daraage
ln varlous placcs, but notably nt Burlington.
Tho FrcePrcss says: "Tho water In tho lako
was almost unprecedentedly hlgh and the gale
blew lt clear ovor tho breakwater. The waves
tlasbod over It ln right gallant fashlon and beat
upon the wharves wlth tremendous forco. The
hBavy beams of the broakwater were torn off
and the great Iron stanchlons bont and broken;
and as well as could be seen two or thrco
couraoa of tlmber were torn away. The docks
were covored wlth great beams, broken plank
nnd chlps. It looked as if that portlon of the
breakwator on whlch tho houso stnnds was
completely nndermlned. Tho oldest portlon
of the breakwater has ' ' hold the fort ' for
nearly half a century (slnco 1837), nnd never
before, we bolleve, has lt Buffered as it dld this
tlme. The wharve3 from the Central Vermont
statlon north suff ered great damage probably
815,003 or S20.0O0. All the wharves suff ered
more or less. Llnsley's breakwater was ewept
entlrely away, as was also the Central Vermont
pier, which was repatred last season. Some
Idea of the tremendous force of the waves may
be gained when lt is known that the spray was
dashed ns high as tho top of the water-works
chimney, whlch Is elghty-flvo feet ln height,
and is situated somethlng llke one hundred
feet from tho lake. One walklng along the
rallroad track, two hundred feet from tho
shore, could feel the ppray thrown up ns the
waves dashed agalnit the wharves. The streets
in the lumber yard along tho shore were fitled
bIx or elght Inchcs deep wltb water. Tbe boil-
ers formerly used at the pump-house were
lylng upon the wharf, and the waves tossed
them around ns a chlld would a playthlng.
Ihe fury of the wind and waves formed a
magntficent slght the water dashing com
pletely over tho tall llghthouses, rolllng ln
shore wlth lrreslstlble vlolence and breaklng
upon nnd over the wharves. The scene along
the shore ls one of destruction and chaos. Sol
dom, If ever, have our peoplo had such an op
portnnity of witnessing tho effects of the tre
mendous forces of nature, and the shore was
falrly thronged wlth people. It ls doubtful lf
a more terrlilc gale has been known on the
lake wlthln the memory of llvlng men. Sla
gnlarly enough, the wlnd Bpared the pilea of
lumber. and they were tossed about much less
than on occaslons of comparatlvely lnBignlfi
Dn. J. C. RuTiiKitroni) haa been appolnted
clty physlcian of Burlington.
II. C. Bates, Eq., has been engaged as Mc-
morial day orator at St. Johnsbnry.
Rev. Euwakd Guke.v of Peterboro, N, II
has accepted a call from the Bellows Falls Bap-
Dit. Ciiarles W. Dhkw, formerly of Bur
Ungton, has been elected clty physlcian of
Colonel CiiAitr.F.s II. Joyce has sold hls
house In Rutland and taken up hls permanent
abode ln Washington.
Rf.v. A. D. BAiiiiEit of Montpelier has moved
hls family to Williston and securod a sltuatlon
on the editorial staff of the New York Observer.
Mn. Fhkd A. Fjei.d, for many years assist-
ant postmaster at Rutland, has been appolnted
post-offlce Inspector, ln place of George II,
Bigelow, and will enter upon the dutles of the
ofllce thla week.
M. D. McKenzie, formerly asslstant general
passenger agent of the Central Vermont, has
been appointod general superintendent of the
Mexlcan Central railway, wlth headquarterB
in the clty of Mexico.
Rev. A. B. Swift, for twenty.four years
Congregational mlnlster at Eaosburgh, dled
Buddenly Friday night, it la supposed of hoart
trouble. He was fifty-slr yeara old, and leavea
a wldow and two chlldren.
Mu. CoitcoitAN, the Washington banker,
gave an order to G. P. A. Healey, a celebrated
Parls artlst, for an oil patntlng of Senator Jus
tln 6. Morrill, to bo placed In tho Natlonal Art
Gallcry of Washington. Tho commlsslon has
been execnted, and lt glves satUtactlon to Mr,
Corcoran and Mr. Morrlll'a Irlends who have
Tnr. resldence of Orrln D&ley, on St
Btreet. Is undereolnc renalrs.
Tiik work of filllng up the cellar on State
BtrbBt extension was Degun uonaay,
ItKi'Ains to the foundatlon of tbe Ballou
uuaing, on state Btreet, are tn progreas.
Tiik sewing goclety connected wlth Cbrlst
tuntu wiu uieei wjiu uiro. 11, r, 11111 to-mor
row af ternoon.
Bv hls master'a close attentlon an appetlte
iur nquor uas ueen cumvatea ln a dog In town
uy iut) unoifl 01 uoose.
composlng hls Sunday-school classat hls home
last Saturday aftornoon.
A. C. IIaiilow ls engaged in hls annual work
of maklng pbotograptis of students at the
Dutio uuriutti buuuui ni itanaoipn,
V TiJTT.ll" 1 1M1 t'J Tl'TT T If -1 u I n.l T f
plaln last week In the lnterest of the fiah law,
bnt wlthout catchlng any off enders.
A Jucvcr.Kit from Barre ran hls Bteed lnto
one oi me winaows in itcq Bteven a store tho
other nleht. breaklnr; thlncrs somewhat.
TtRVH J n TtirmflM niM II i C. .
In I'hllndeUtlila attendlng the sesluna of tho
eyoA ho thnt nhe ls unable to be in school. And
MUd A nnn. PlmnHlAr la amnnmwl1r c. ..i
..... v i . iiui v v'iii lUOUtlUlia 1,
G. Dew ing of Montpelier " ns one of the "proral'
nuub uouiuurauj ijccbdui. ub tuo conierenco
Burlington last Friday.
Tiieiik will bo a speclal vlllage meeting
ATnnriuv nvonlnir lan 1(1 tn taim ntl r
ng to tne lssue of the new
bonds nnd toarrange for a temporary Ioan.
Tltw nnur ftrm tlnwa Xr lV1.An1n
to J. G. Morrlson & Co., nre Involclng their
oiutn, preparaiory 10 maaing ineir puuuo
nouncemeut. whlch will bo done next wanlr
lunifv laift. ii.nilnfi.ln la ..,.111.... .1
ketnrlces. Last Saturdav buttor hoM fnr fmm
elghteen to twenty-two cents. About threo
hundred tubs were brought In. Eggs, fourteen
vcuis. mujiio Bugar buu cuiuus m in conBiuer
nble quantltlos, brlnglngfrom olghtto ten ccnta
IIiram Faleb. recently proprletor of tho
Blshop Houso, linH bougbt tho resldence of
Ilonry Cushlng at Woodstock for 83,700. lt Is
understood that ho Intenda to convort lt lnto
The Galllson brook brldgo, on the Wolla
Rlver road. was dlscoverod to be on ilro the
other day by noino men comlng down on a
blcyclo. One of tho stringors had been burncd
The stnted convocatlon of Kluc Solomon
Roval Arch Chapter. No. 7. will bo hold nt Ma-
sonlc Hall on Thursday evenlng, May 8, at
half-past soven e clock. Regulnr Councll meet
ing nt BOven o' clock.
CiiAitLiM Mausii, whose father. Harvev
Mnrsh, ls well remembered by older cltlzens ln
thls vlclnlty, dled recently at Fredonla, N, Y.
Hls ago was twenty-slx yoars, and he leavea a
wldow and threo chlldren.
Mrts. Samubl Wells has returned from New
bury, where she has been for the past fivo or
slx wceks, carlng for her father, George W.
lv'siie, wno has been very lll. Mr. Lealie s
condltlon ia much improved.
W. II. IIf.iuiick has been nnnolnted flsh-
warden for the town of Berlin and has been nt
the lake thls week looklng hround wlth hls
steameri Yesterdav mornlng he te)egrnphed
that ho had tccured a prlsoner.
A, N. llLANCiiAiii). nhotoeraoher. has rmr-
chased the l)r. Pell house, on Terraco street,
and Merrill Russell, who has occuplod the
houso for somo tlme, has purchased of L. L.
Durant hts residence on Baldwln Btreet.
Rnsn P. BAititETT of Rutland nnd F. II.
Puffer of Montpelier hnve been ntmolnted as-
sociato genoral agents for Vormont of tho Na
tlonal Llfe Insnrance Company of tbls placo,
wlth entlre control of the agents' branch of tho
buslness ln Vermont outslde of Burlington.
Thehk ls nulto a stlr amonc; lce consnmers.
on account of the now schedule of rates adopted
by tho lce dealers here. H. W. Kempton and
G. W. Tarmenter purpose to sell by the pound
thls season, and thelr prlce-list seems to stand
falrly wlth the rates in other towns. Charlos
I.awrence has sold hls lce buslness to Mr.
The remains of Mrs. Dr Raliih D. Kllburn. no-
tlceof whose death nppeared ln this paper somo
weeKs eince, wore orougnt nere irom r.igin,
IUInols, by her daughter, Mrs. Dr. Horatio
Kllburn. Thursday nleht. for interment. Fri
day mornlng they were placed beslde thoso of
uer husoana ana lour cnlldren ln Green
It ls proposed to observe Saturday next as
Aruor aav. inere is no reason wiiv Mont
pelier Bhould not enter heartlly lnto the loafy
cause and beautlfy Itsolf wlth the useful.
Tree.i are to be set around the Unlon School
gro'inds and cltlzens in that nelghborhood are
ready to ebare in the expense. It is hoped
mai au wiu twig.
July Is close nt hand and everv natrlottc
cltlzen Is bound to have ripe fire-crackera for
the " Fourtb." It Is not too earlv to becin to
plant. Exceptlng a little prlvate demonstra
tlon, the capltal has for a Iong tlme allowed the
day to pass unobserved, or, at least. lt has been
observed only by leavlng town. A first-class
celebration would undoubtedly repay to many
n llberal contributlon towards that nurnoso.
Why not have a Vermont, Freedom, Unlty and
runnunas i ourtuv
Last Tuesday evenlnz the MontDOlIer Cornet
Band made lts first appearance In pub'.lc thls
season, wnen ruey marcuea to prlnclpal polnts
In the vlllage, glving a fow eelections at each
place. Some of these were remarkablv well
rendered. At the corner of Elm and Mechanic
Btreets they were lnvlted by Dennls Lane lnto
liis eiegantiy lurnlshed parlora, where they
eave one selection and were hosnitablv enter-
talned. It is their lntention to give concerts
each week durlng tbe season, nnd tho flrst of
tne Beries wiu oe glven next Saturday evenlng.
Lktteus uncalled for at Montpelier post
offlce May 3J, 1881: Ladles-Mrs. G. F. Armos
(2), Miss Della Clogston. Mrs. C. E Duntlev.
Mtss Mary Hnrb, Mlss Isola Uudson, Miss Sarab
E. McLaughlan, Mrs. Blary E. Wcdgeworth,
Mra. M. A. E. Wasson. Gentlemen I. O. Blsbee,
a. uuuor, ii. uuuer, ineopnno ueiossls, L.
G. Howe, Ilerbert E. Houghton. Frank S. S.
Jonea, G. S. Rlchards, A. ti. Smith (2), Alex
Stephens, Alvlnzi T. Strnw, P. Slone, Urban
Sargent, Cyrus F. TlbbetB and Deacon M. A.
Wlcker. Partles npplylng for any of the nbovo
iuusi eay aavenisea ana give llae aate.
J. S. Peck, Postmaster.
A union tomperanco meeting was held In the
vesiry oi tne wiurcn oi tne Messlah sunday
evenlng. Cliarlcn II. Heath, Esq., presided and
made a very loglcal argument In favor of pro
hibltlon. Rev. T. P. Frost, tho new paBtor of
the Methodlst church. took a declded nosition
among the temperanee workers, but expreesed
hlmself wltli the ulmost reason. In responHe
to calls of the chalrman, Rov. J, Edward
Wrlght, J. D Clark, Captaln II. C. Lull and
Mrs. Joel tostor spoke briefly. Thls meeting
nrougui oui wuii more aiaunctnecs than the
moetines have heretofore cenerallc done that
the power which shall conquer the evil of in-
temperanco is personal worK.
At the regular monthly meeting of the
Young Men's Chrlstian Asoclation, Saturday
evenlng, important Bteps were taken toward
engaging a general secretary for this place.
The canvasslnz committee renorted that thnv
have secured about S250, In addttlon to about
Oiao, ootainea by Mr. (Jharles H. Saire of tho
state committee a few weeks ago. It was con
dltlonally votod to add 8200 of tho Bum pro
cured by the committee to that obtnlnod by Mr,
Sage, to defray the expenses of supportlng a
general secretary for a few raonths. A new
carpet has been purchased by the assoclatlon,
and they are soon to f urnish one of their rooma
lor a parior ana receptlon-room. Thelr reading-
iuuiu wiu atBu uu ownea at an eariy aay.
An Intereating and lmprealve servlce was
held ntthe Baptlstchurch last Sunday evenlng,
when the rlte of baptlsm was ndmlnUtered to
eieven persons. Tne paftor, uev. K. D. Mason
gave a very apnronrlate dlscourse from Mnt.
thewxxvili:li), "Qo ye, therefore, and teach
all natlons, baptlzlng them in the name of tho
Father and of the Son and of the Ilolv Ghom."
Speclal reforence was made to baptlsm, tbe
cium.w ruu, mu Bignincance oi inecerernony,
nnd those who were to share in lt. EitonrlHd
notlce waB taken of the ground for the bellef
ln immerslon, and alluelon wan made to the
recent dlscovery of the ancient manuscrlpt,
called " The Teachings of The Twelve Apos
tles," and its bearlng upon that bellef. The
sermon was very Interestlng and wai llstened
to by n largo audlence. Most of the candldatea
lor baptlsm were young people.
A vkhv pleasant sojlal affalr was tho cele
bration oi tne llitleth anniversary of the mar
rlageof Mr. and Mra. E. F. Klmball, whlch took
placo at tho residence of thelr son-in-law, IIi
ram Atkins, last Thursdav evenlntr. Thnr Ima
never boen a death ln tho family, nnd all were
present to tbe thlrd generatlon. Among tbe
guests were llosea b. llaker of Haverh II. N
II., at wboso house Mr. and Mra. Klmball were
marrled, fifty yeara ago; Hon. J. J. Deavltt and
wne oi st. Aibans; non. v. II. II. Blngbam
nnrl wifA lit KtrWA? BnrArnl frnm 11alli.u .,11
and about one hundred nnd fifty reeidents of
Montpelier. Presentntions were conllned to
the family, by roquest, but the presents were
numerous and elogant, among them belng a
gold-bended cane and a palr of gold knlttlng
neodles ln a gold case. Beautiful floral glfts
woio incsciuDu uy iuid. r.. x". juweu ana otners,
The Ilsters nre now In gesslon each day at
tne town cierx's ouice, to near uriy whi may
imvo u Knovunco nuuut tueir inventories.
There are twenty.one cases of doubllng or bs
sensment. The number of polls ro turned this
veir ls nlne hundred sndslr. Thlrty-one have
been left off by reason of dUabl Ity nnd eov-enty-six
by reason ol age, so that thero nro
ten hundred and thlrteen persons of votlng
age ln town. No footlogs have boen made as
yet, but there Is reasonable ground for thlnk
Ing that the total 11st of the town will be ome
what greater than Jast year. The most marked
change la caused by the transfer of tho Pavll
lon property, whlch causes a docroaso of about
$40,000 in the returus. List year the T. 0.
Balley ostate pald taxes on tho real entato and
the 0. W. Balloy estate on the inortgage, but
by tho transfer the mortgnge Is dischargod,
Thla has been herotofore a case of double taxa
tlon. The latost qnostlon to dlvide tho board
of Ilsters Is whethor they have the power to
remove the doubllog when the Hst wn not
returned, morely through nn overslght. Mr.
Porrin nayB that thla haa been the custom for
two or threo years, and regarda lt as tho rlght
courso to pursuo nndcr the law, but Mr. Eaton
and Mr. Rancroft tako n dlfforent vlew of lt, ,
nnd bucIi cases will bo heard by the board of
civn nutnority tnis year.
Mns. 0. B. Wil'son has returned from Fall
Rlver, Mass Mrs. Kmlly Dloter Is at tho
Pavlllon acaln Mra. Goorco Reod snont
two or throe days ln Burlington last week
Edltor Atklna nttendod the meeting of tho
democratln atnto committee In Burlington last
Friday Mra. Sllaa Burbank returned home
on Thursday.... . Mrs. F. I. Pltkin will slng
Boprano at Bethnny church durlng Mrs. Brlgga
absence Walter Dutton, who haa for Bome
tuno been 1 tnuor oi tne court-house. IiaB sur
rondered hls posltlon nnd gono to hls home
ln Cabot. Allan Fay takos hls placo Miss
Mary Phlnney and II. D. Hopklns, Jr., nre tn
uuiiana tnis weoic, in attendance upon tne May
muBlcal festival Mra. Haribault of St.
Paul, Mlnn., ls visltlng her mother, Mrs. R.
W. Hyde, and othor relatlves and filenda In
thls place Clark B Roberta baa retnrned
to hls dutles na customs Inspector of transpor
tntlon at Wlnd MIU Polnt, Lako Champlain... .
J. P. Donovan has purcbnsed the Washington
Hotel at Middlesex, and tnkes possesslon
to-day W.vQ. Stearns of Jame'Btown, Da-
kota, was in town yesterday.... L. L. Dnrant
has gone to Warren for a short tlme; bla fam
ily aro Btopplng at tho American house
Mr. J. u. rutnam, n lormer rOBldent 0L,Jjist
Montpelier, but for slxteen yeara of Iowa. has
returned to the East to reinnln permanently.
....B. F. Flfield returcd from Boston Friday.
Mlss Bello nnd Miss Nellle returned Monday.
....Mr. nnd Mrs. Ciiarles Huntington spont
Sunday ln Washington, tho guesta of P. 0.
Huntington Enslgn T. G. Dewey, U. S. N.,
ls at home lor n cuoit etay Tbere was a
pleasant gatherlng at Mrs. Dr. Dewey s Satur
The students were allowed to eo down to the
Boclable and recoptlon of the new pastor, held
last Yednesaay evenlng ln lrlnlty cnurch
ihe followlng resolutlon was dlscussed In
lyceum last Friday evenlng: " ftcsolvcd, That
tne Arcticexpiorntionsougbt to be contlnued
Alllrmatlve. barcent and llutton: neeatlve.
Hlllery and Webber. Declded In tho nftlmatlve
by the board of declslon.
A Militauv comnanv haa been formed and
by-lawa adopted. The followlne odlcers wore
eiectea: uaptain, w. M. spear; lltst sergeant,
w. i:. sarcont: second eereeant. I'.. itev-
nolds; flrst corporal, J. W. Dutton; second
corporal, 0. M. Oonaldaon; quartermaBter, W.
Mautgan; treasurer, ol. A. webber.
The school In our dlstrlct becan thls week
Monday, wlth Dora Holllsteras toicher. There
Is every prospect of a larco attendance and a
Omt pastor. Rev. J. C. Mclnernev. returned
home from a four weeks' vacatlon, last week
Thursday, looklng hale and hearty. There
will be Bcrvices atthe East and North churchea
as usnal hereafter,
W. II. Dodqe seems to be one of the unlucky
ones of this vlllage. Several weeks ago he
was thrown from a load of bay, striklng so as
to injure hls shoulder, renderlng the use of his
arm imposslble for some tlme. Ue had just
got able to work. and was helolnir J. W. Butter-
field on hls barn f rame when he let fall a large
chisel, lt Btrlking hlm upon hls foot, nearly
severing two oi nia toea. What next, llenry V
We hear wlth regret of the contlnued sick
nosa of our esteemed neinhbor. F. N. West.
who haa been Btopplng for thepast two ortbree
years wlth hls Bon-In-law, G. D. Cutler of thls
place. The latest reporta are that he is some
what better, and we are all In hopea to seo hlm
out agaln particularly those who ao olten in
tho year past have glven up " skunked " ln
checkers wben "Freem" had one of hls
Gkohok F. Shilev and mother were called
to Richmond, P. Q , a week ago Saturday, on
account of the Bovero Illness of George K.
Foster, a brother of Mrs. Slbley. The dlsease
proved to be general prostration, wltb conges
tlon of the braln, and Monday mornlng he
papsed nway. His funeral whb held at hls
home wednesday afternoon. Mr. Foster waB
one of the pioneer men of tbat Dart of Canada.
He was born at the old Foster homestead, in
the town of East Montpelier, May 21st, 1808,
and was one of eleven chlldren. four of whom
survlTO hlm two brothors, Stophen nnd Austln
Foster, very promlnent buslness men at Derby
Llne, Henry D. Foster, anotbor brother, and a
sistor, mrs. iiiram bibiey ol thls town. ln
1833 Mr. Foster located ln Richmond, where he
went lnto the morcantile buslness, through
whlch, assoclated wlth other outslde epecula
tlons, he has amassed a very large property,
belng one of the wealthlent men in the provlnce
at hls death. He prided hlmself upon belng
one of the oldest postmasters in Amerlca, hav
lng continuouslv hold tbat offlce for over flftv
years. All publlo enterprlses and charltable.
lnstitutions lound a ready hand and willlng
heart in hlm, as hls munificent glfts to St.
Francls College nnd severnl equally na generous
donations to other lnstitutions in Richmond
will testlfy. At his death he was one of tho
trustees of St. Francls College, one of the dl
rectora of tbe Eastern Townshlps' Bank of
Sberbrooke, P. Q , whlch has a capltal of one
and a half milllon of dollars, and was manager
of a branch of the same bank located at Rich
mond. Hls wlfo having dled.nbout three years
boforo, the two chlldren, Georgo K. and Iler
bert II. Foster, nre now tbe only surviving
members of the family. Georgo K. Is one of
the largest farmers in that vicinity, and Iler
bert II. succeeds his father ln the mercantlle
businesa and as postmaster at Richmond. The
very many old frienda nnd neighbora In thla
his natlve town unlte wlth those ln Richmond
ln extendlng their heartfelt aympathy to tbe
allllctod family and their relatlves ln this tbelr
F.. R. Siiilev of Amesbury, Mass., brother of
A. J. Slbley of the Pavlllon Hotel, Montpelier,
was in town several days ago on a short vlslt
to hU mother. ...Our old townsmnn, D. W.
Choate, now llvlng In West Danville, was ln
town last Saturday, staylng over Sunday,
belng called here by the serlous sickness of bis
mother. At tho present wrltlng she is con-
sldered ont of danger Our nelghbor. J. W.
Bnttetfleld, Is agaln on the slck-llst. He waa
takon wlth hemorrhage of the lunga last week
Wednesday evenlng. It ls now thougbt that
hls sickness will not result eerlously, as he Is
very much better.... W. II. Chapln, who has
been confined to hls bed for ovor two monthe
wltb Hclatlo rheumatlsm, Bat up in a chair for
the first tlme last Saturday Several couplcs
were In attendance nt the May-day balla at
Plainfield nnd Marshfield, and nll report a
pleasant time Rev. L Warron ls maklng
many noeded repaira upon hls bulldlnga, whlch
he now occuples, ln thls vlllage.
Knst Montpelier. Harvey Cummlnga haa
urcliat.cd the Hosea Gould farm for StiSQ
r . Daxter of Marthn'a V nevard haa nur.
cuaBeu oi rrca siayton iivocowa and nve year.
Hngs for hls farm ln Williamstown Mr.
Ilacon haa bought the Job Macomber houso
for S 150 Mr. Cady of Calais waa ln town
last week selllng the Sterllng organ Squler
Balley waa thrown from his wngon, last week,
and recelved qulte novore Injurlea We un-
derstand that durlng the gale, last Frldiy, A.
U, Arms had some sort of a " go-na-you-please "
tusalo wlth tho wlnd, and brought upngalnst a
atone wall wlth eucli force ns to convlnce hlm
that ho got tho worst of It, even though he
dldn'tget blown away Slr, C. O, Ormabee,
son of K. W. Ormabee, has gone lnto the mer
cantlle buslness nt I.etcber, Dakota. The
Letcher Made lmforms us that he has farm
macblnery, coal, graln and brlck for sale. From
the frequency wlth whlch hla name appeara ln
the locnls, we Bhould judge that he U comlng
lnto conslderable proiulnence as a buslnosB
man. We are nlways glad to learn of tho
prosperlty of our East Montpelier boys Mr.
Wlng has been maklng some ImprovcmenU on
hls placo. We refer to the shade treea
Georgo Slbley nnd hls mother were tn Canada
last week, viitltlng Mr. Foster tn hla last iHness
and stnylng to nttend the funeral Alonzn
Moader haa moved to Plainfield A. II. Cut
ler recontly found ono of hla cowa dead ln the
barn Mary Holt teaches In tho Morse dls
trlct School at the Center comniencoa next
Tiik mother of the late T. G. Liwrenco of the
claas of '81 at Yale will give the college 50,
000 to bulld a new dormltory.
A. W. Ai.nmcii haa aold hls farm to Jerrv
Maxlme, n new comor.
TitEdramnat Howes' Hall. last Wednesday
evenlng, waa well rondorod to a fair audlence.
Fon the bonefit of those who acoff nt the trlv-
lalltles of local correspondence we will say that
tho Methodlst church liorso-shcds aro belng
At the meeting of tho Congregational church.
Frldav. Goureo Dennv waa chosen trustee of
tho Chamborlin f und, ln placo of Deacon Dinlel
ScudLAits ln Nos. 6 and 7 have boen busv for
some days ln preparlng the decoratlons for
Concert Hall, where the closlng exercisea will
bo held Thureday and Friday evonlngs.
Rev. J. O. SiiEniiuitMB has leaged for the
season the land about Matthew Roblnson'g
house. Mr. Roblnson will spend the summer
wlth hls aona in St. Johnsbury, nnd hls slster
will occupy hls house.
Mu. Anb Mits E. T. Stockwell's friends. to
tho number of thlrtv or fortv. made them a
vlslt last Saturday evenlng, to commemorate
ino uueenin anniversary oi tneir marnage.
Qulte an amount of glassware waa glven and a
very pleasant evenlng spent.
At tho vlllago meeting. Tucsdav evenlncr.
the followlng ofhcera wore chosen: Moderator,
J. II. Orcutt; clerk, 0. D. Edgerton; treasurer,
j. j. u. inaycr; trustees, jonn wiuey, J. 1.
Moseley, John M. Dane. George B. B. Denny,
A. E. Denny; fire wardens, A. F. Spauldlng,
J. S. Loveland, J. L. Moseley, E. Iluntley, II.
ii. urown; conector, rrann a. I'reston; audltor.
II. R. Brown. Tax, twelve cents. Debts ont-
The house and barn of Lawrence Snlovd.
situated aoout lour mlies from tbe vlllage on
tbe Waitsfield road, were entlrely destroyed
oy nre oaturaay. rne nre caugnt by sparits
from the chimney and very little of the con-
tents was saved. The loss was about SGOO:
lnsurcd for 3400. Mr. Sployd desorvea much
sympathy ln tbis loss. Ho Is an old man
In poor hoaltb, nnd thls was about all the tiroo
erty he had. He has been burned out once
The Methodlst Sundav-school electod offlcora
last Sunday as followa: Superintendent, Frank
1'iumiey; asslstant superintendent, II. K.
n.nmn i .nnMln.- Pln.n 1 1 ......... . t.n........
Tbomas Slade; organlst and chorlster, Edola
sheldon; llbrarlan, 11. L Clark: manaclng
committee, Mra. M. a. uuchrlst, Carrle B.
Beane and E. T, Stockwoll. The school haa
been very nrosnerous the east vear under Mr.
Plumley'a admlnlstration, and had an attend
ance oi about two nundred last sunday.
The annual meeting of the share-holdors of
the librarv association waa held nt Mr. l'lum-
ley'a ofllce last Wednesday evenlng, and the
loiiowmg oiucors eiecteu: rresiaent, uev.
Wm. S. Hazen; clerk, C. D. Edgerton; treas
nrer. G. II. Richmond: collector. E. L. Fleld
llbrarlan, J. M. Hitt; directors for three years,
j. iv. i'.gerton, j. ai. nitt; auaitor, u. r. Klng,
The llbrarlan made a long and Interestlng ro
p:rr, whlch will soon bo publlshed. Anassess-
ment of fifty cents por share was voted, payable
July 1, and the meeting adjsurned to May
Two boys, aged between ten and eleven
years, nnmed Corllss Pascal and Clarenc9
Davis (oldest son of J. C. Davis), were arreeted
last saturday and brought belore Justlce Judd
charged wlth tho larceny of a twenty-five
pound tox of candy from tho frelght house
last Wednesday afternoon. Tbev confessed
the crime and Pascal was eentenced to the ro-
form school, where he was taken Monday by
Deputy Sherlff Howo, nnd the Davis bov was
released on probation. The Pascal boy has
earned qulte a repntatlon for petty thievlng,
but Davis waa consldered honest until this
aualr came to llgbt.
The followlng offlcers were lnstalled at the
uood lemplars iodge meeting Irldaveven
ing: Worthy chief templar, Frank Plumley
wortny vice tempiar, Mary e. inompson
worthy secretary, Mrs. G. W. Clark; worthy
nssistant secretarv. Frank Wlllev: worthv
financlal secretary, Nida Qulmby ; worthy treas
urer, Fred Morse; worthy chaplain, W. U. II.
Clallin; worthy marshal, IHrry Cutler; worthy
aeputy marsnai, i.una uiarK; worthy guard
Della Farnbam; wortbv rlght hand suoDorter
Hattln Loveland; worthy left hand supporter.
Flora Huntley; organlst, Mary Auitin; past
wortny cuiei tempiar, ii. i.. uiarK. rne pres
ent membershlD is one hundred and sixtv.five
The meeting thls week will be on Siturdav
evenlng, on account of the closlng exercisea of
One of the pleaaantest entertalnments of the
season was that glven by the young people of
the Eplscopal soclety at Concert Hall, last week
Tuesday evenlng. Sotos, duets and quartettea
were glven by Mrs. Baker, Mlss Mclatosb, Mra.
Hitt, Mrs. Stebblns, Messrs. Jones, Baker and
Illtt, a recltatlon by Mles Miunle II. Jones and
numerous charades, pantomlmes, etc, by the
little folka. The crowning feature was tbe
nursery malds' drill. iu which ten voung ladlea
in costume, under command of Captaln Phll
Randall, went through many evolutlons of a
mtlltary oiiaracter wltb ten young infants of
assorted bIhs and stvles. The iirecislon wlth
whlch the manual and the marchlng were exe
cuted sliowed that much time must have been
spent ln practlce, and tbe result waa very credlt-
auie to tnem as well ua pleaslng to tho audlence.
Though there were many numbers on the pro
gramme, It was varled and interestlog all
tnrougn, ana was conciuaea nt aoout naii-past
nlne o clock, whlch was n pleasant point to
many of the sufferers from tbe eleven-o'clock.
and-after entertalnments of tbe wlnter. Ono
thlng not on the bill was a blg sneeze by one of
our blggest cltlxens, whlch waa vigorously ap
plauded. The drlll was glven at Gouldsvllle
iuesaay evenlng ol this week.
Mrs. Mlna E. G. Slayton, wlth her mother
ana son, came on irom uitcaeo last baturdav,
to snend the summer.. ..E. C. Roblnson was
called to hls bome in Thomaston, Malne, last
Thursday, by a telegram announclng the death
of hls father. ...Mlsa Klla Dutton waa at home
over sunday. . , . u. It. Brown baa been snend
lng a few days nt hls old home In Burke, and
returned Tuesday Mra. E Pope went to
Barre Saturday to attend her brother, who was
injurea oy a norae ana nas Blnce dled, .. .Mra.
Gllchrist returned Saturday from New York.
accompanled by Mlss Clara Webb Dr. and
Mrs Nlchola came home from Boston last Sat
urday. Middlesex. Sales of real estate and ro
movals etlll continue to be the order of the
day. The hotel property, so'.d by B. B irrett a
short tlme since to A. D Colllm, haa been sold
by Mr Collins to J. P. Djnovan of Montpelier.
Mr. Djnuvan expects to open the hotel this
week, whlch will bo a great satlsfactlon to the
travellng public. Dr. Church has bougbt the
Mra. Cummlnga place, whlch, in addltlon to tho
bulldlng lot purchased by tbe docor of Enoa
Stllea, will give him ample rooru for tho erec
tlon of hla house. He has comraenced bulldlng.
....Mr. Barrett haa sold hls large stock of
goods to J. II. llolden, who took possesslon
May 1st, and will continue tho general mer
chnndUe buslness as carrled on by Mr. Barrett
and the old flrm of Barrott & Holden....Mra.
Cummlnga nnd her daughter have moved lnto
the John Q. Hobert house. Adelbort Stock
woll is nbout movlng from N. K, Herrlck'a
farm, ln Moretown, lnto Orluw Datton'a houso,
recently vniated by Harry Wheeler. W. H.
Hammond has removed from tho Ilobjrt place
lnto Benjamln Barrett'a house.... It Issaid by
old luhabltants that there has not boen so
many sales of real ostatd and removals In tliU
vlllago for forty yeara aa there haa been thla
sprlng.,,. Frank McElroy la glving hla two
liouaos a new coat of palnt Phllandor
Wllley, formerly of thU town, who has boen
nn tumate of tho aaylum nt Brattleboro for
over elght years, has been dlscbarged from
that lnstltutlon aud arrlved ln town the 6th
Slorctown. A. E. Wallen haa ralsed hls
house nbout one foot, nnd la Intoidlng to ndd
an ell to lt Mattie R iblnson ia raialng over
ono hundred tomato planta School In tho
vlllago commoiced Monday, wlth Carrle Porter
ln the upper room and Nettle Iive y In the
lower AllceMurray la teachlng In dlitrlct
No. S, Emtna Freeman ln No. 3, and Janlo
Bagley Ia iutendlng to teach In No. 12. ,.,A
" penny cntcher," ln tho shape of two foreign
era and a pertorrolng bear, paeaed through tbis
place last week.. . . Whlle at work In Fassott'a
lulll, Aprll 28th, Orcaa Harrlngton was cauglit
In the planer, and the fiesh ol one lowor limb
Tho Stnto CoiiTCiitlon.
Tho delegatea to the stntn cnnvBntlnn
bled at Capltal Hall last week Wednesday,
promptly nt ton o clock, nnd effected nn or
ganlzatlon by the cholco of Hon. J. M. Tyler of
Brattleboro for chalrman. Mr. Tyler addrcssed
the conventlon ns follows: " I stncerely thank
the state committee nnd yon for the hlgh honor
of belng polected to preslde ovor your dollbora-
iions. i unve naa uut little oxperlonco as a
prcsldlng offlcer, nnd must theroforo crnve
your patlonce, forbearance and co-operatlon
ln the performanco of the dutles of tho chair.
i nut speak the sentlment of every republlcan
ln Vormont when I aav that It Is our Inf'dro
deslre that our distlngulshod senator, Hon.
ueorge t . r.imunas, shall be Btandard-bearer
of our party ln the comlng contest. Ap
plause. Whlle he Is known, honored and
loved by every Vermontcr, hla fame Is not con
fined to Vermont. Hla name Is wldely known
and Ia everywhere a synonym for lntellectual
power ana morai punty. we honor and eup
port hlm because he haa honored ua and has
iclpod to make our smill Green Mountaln
state ono of the most powerful states tn the
eennto; because ho cin carry the doubtful
statos; because he will have the vote of every
republlcan and of every Independent voter;
because hla abllity, lntegrlty nnd Iong experl
ence quallfies hlm for the hlgheat ofllce on
eartli; bccanpo If elocted, aa he will be lt nomi
nated, he will give ua a wlse, strong and just
admlnlstration, whlch will ensure securlty to
uio great ousiness lntoreBta oi our lana. un
the lssue of freo and fair electlons, and pro
tectlon of American labor, and with Edmucds
and Lincoln aa our leaders, we can mareh to
certaln victory. Applause. Gentlemen, I
trust we shall not adjourn wlthout expresslng
our approval of the admlnlstration of Presldent
Artnur. ualled to the presldency, under most
trying clrcumstances. he has glven tbe conntrv
oneof thebest admlnlstrationa lt ever had
an admlnlstration bo good that it haa made lt
possibio tnat tbo next admlnlstration may be
II. E. Parker of Bradford and W. W. Stlck-
ney of Ludlow were elected secrctariea. The
reading of the roll of delegatea was begun by
the secretary of the state committee, Ilon. C.
s. l'age oi Hyde I'ark, bnt was dispensed wlth
on motlon of Hon. J. L. Martin of Brattleboro,
as a needless formality and for the dlspatch of
buslnes!. J. Gregory Smith of St. Aibans,
Redfleld Proctor of Rutland, Frederick Blllings
of Woodstock and Broughton D. Harris of Brat
tleboro were tnen nominated lor deiegates-at-large.
and elected by ncclamation. wlthout an
opposlng vote. Eich name was recelved wlth
nppinuse. rubllc sentlment bnd evidently
ripened, nnd the conventlon would have made
qulck work wlth the chief buslness of the as
sernbly but for the euloglstlc epeeches wlth
wnicn Bomo oi the delegatea seeni to have boen
loaded and whlch thoy persisted infirlngoff, ia
spite oi repeatea cnusoi " ijuestion, question.
The briefest and most fellcitoua of the
speechea waa that of Hon. D. C. Dennison ot
Royalton, nomlnatlng Ilon. rredorlck iillllngs.
The presentation bf Mr. Billirtgs' name was
recelved wlth a burst of long-contlnued ar
plause, whlch waa especlally no'.lceable for lta
e vldent genumeness and f or the warm good-wlll
wlth whlch lt was insplred. Mr. Harris' name
was also recelved with marked cordlallty. In
secondlng the latter gentlemtn's nomlnatlon,
Hon. L G. Hinckley of Chelsea sustained hla
reputation for bright wlt and at the same tlme
gave the prosy orators a good-natured rub
bvremarking: "All over vermont wesee on
hlghway brldges a long qnotatlon from the
statutea preacriblng a penalty for drlvlngfaater
than a walk across the bridge; bnt over among
tne Bimpie people ol uanada tbe slgn reada
waia or pay two aouars. urange countv ls
solid for Harris 1" This pertinent sally brought
down the house. Mr. Ilirris was elected by a
rouslng viva voce vote, and Bpeech-maklng for
the remaindor of the aesslon underwent a sala
tary abridgement. Jed P. Clark of Milton, E.
iN. uiaseu ot snorenam. u. u. uennlson ol Roy
alton, and S. D Hobson ot Brighton werennan-
imously elected alternates. Mr. Woodbridge
of Vergennes enllvened the desultory proceed
Ings attendlng the cholce of alternates by re
marking of Mr. Blssell, who is an extenslve
sheep farmer, that he would be In Chicago at
the tlme of the conventlon and would work for
Edmunds tlll sent for, next sprlng, to come home
and shear hla sheep. The committee on reao
lutlona reported the followlng:
Itetolved, In bebalf of tbe repubtlcans of Vermont,
that we once more afllrm our alleglance tothe great
partr whlch accompllsbed tbe prraerratton and recon
ntructlonof tbe Unlon; has npheld the natlonal honor
and credlt atbome and abroad; his rednced tazatlon
and glven uneximpled pro?perlty to the coantry.
K'lOlttd, That our party cannot ret evenonsncha
worthy past ; but that lt mut ever and lncreaslngly be a
party of progreas; able to meet new lsiues as they arlse,
qnlckto respond to every wHe demandfor Improved
inethods of admlnUtratlon, eager to promote pnrlty,
strlct eoonomy and fl lellty ln the publle servlce, prompt
to flfilit corrnptton wlthln and wlthout Its pale.
Ktiolvtd, That tbe mlsslon of tbe party will not be
ended tlll every voter ln tbe land shall be protected tn
hlsrlght torast hls f ree ballot andto have It honestly
countMl; acd tlll tbe Improreinent of the clvll-servloe,
already wlsely liegus, shall reach a polnt where honest
and capable ofllclals shall have reasonable securlty of
tenure, congressmen be relleved from tmportunl'y for
appontiuents, and oillce-bolders released from do
pendence on the favor of congressmen.
fitsolvcd, That we approve that system of protectlon
whtcli bas develope.1 our natlonal lnduUrles, tncreased
tbe wages of labor. and at tbe same tlme reduoed tbe
cost of llvlng to consumPrs, and, In partlcnlar, we deslre
suchareailjastmentof the dutles on wool and woolens
as shall restore the prosperlty of those Important
Jletolred, That the condltlon of tbe pnbllc treasury
warrants a fnrther reductlonof taxatlon; and that lt
shonld beassiwedy and extenslve as practlcable. and
should be so dlrectea as to relleve and cheapea artloles
of necesalty and of wholesome use, rather than luiurtee
Jtaohed, That we present to the repabllcans of the
Unlon (leorge K. Edmunds, as the embodlinent ot these
prtnclples; astbe vlfltant defenderand representatlve
of what ls bestlnthe republlcan faltb; asone wbose
blgb and nnselflsh publlo servlce has made hlm tbe pos
sesslon ot the country ratber tbanof any state or sec
tlon; and one whose aggresslve lutigrlty, large abllity,
sagaclous stateamamhlp and unblemlsbed record flt hlm
forttnchlet miglstracy; and as one whose nomlnatlon
will be a sure promUe and slgn of success.
Retolied, That we hetrtlly commend the admln
ltratl)uot I'resldent ArthuraJust,conservatlve and
f ree fnm reproach.
Retolttd, That the delegUes thls day elected be, and
they here'iy are, lmtrnctetl to vote for Mr. Edmunds ai
long as bls nams shall ht before tbe natlonal convenUon ;
and to use all bonorable means t ) secnre bls nomlnatlon.
In response toloudcalls, ex-Govemor Proctor
briefly add ressed the conventlon. He aald It
might be thonght In some parta ot the country
presumptuous for so amall a state as Vermont
to present a candldate for presldent; but lt the
state la to be measured by Its repub'.lcanlsm.
where will yon find a greater 1 It may be
tbought, too, that a cindldato should be taken
from a doubtful state. Perhapj bo; but we
would not have Vermont doubtful If all of ua
could become presldents. When a man waa
needed to heid the nrmy at Cedar Creek, aad
provldenie sent hlm at the rlght tlme, dld any
body thlnk or care whether he came from a
large or n Bmall state ? Vermont waa a repub
llcan state before the tormatlon of the pirty
Indeed, as far back as when a Vermont judge
declared that nothlng short of a blll of sale
from tho Almlghty could give a auitor who
was before hlm tltle to property in man, and
when Henry Clay found that hls doctrlne ot
protectlon to American lndu9try was recelved
nowhere more cordlally than among the agrl
cnltural but Intelllgent luhabltants of the
Green Mountaina. Such a state U a fit home
for suoh a candldate na G9orge F, Edmunds.
But It Ia not as a Vermonter that we preaent
hlm. Hla servlce has been, aa hia fame has
become, co-extenslve wlth tbe country. It
may bo hla mlsfortune that we cannot do more
for hlm, but it Is our rare good fortune that we
can do so well for the country aa to offer a
man who Is ln every respect fit to be presldent
of tho American people..
Hon. W. W. Grout was called for. He briefly
rosponded, eaylug that It U the chief glory
ot our system of government that whlle atates
are factora the people are a natlon. Upon thelr
lutelllgence and loyalty dependa overythlng,
They say, Whlch la the aafer party to be
trusted ? nnd upon the party, more than npon
any man, dependa succesi. But the better tbe
party. the better ita cholce, and lt ropubllcana
would sdcure the confidence of the whole coun
try, let them take Edmunds some Bay Lin
coln, or, we mlght say Harrlson, who llves lun
cbse htate and then nobody can say but that
tbe party dojerves and Is Ukely to wln success.
The conventlon tbenadjiiurned, having been ln
Eeaslon bnt little more tban an hour
Catahiih. The remarkablo reaults ln a dls
ease so unlversal nnd wlth such a yarlety of
characterlstlcs aa catarrb, prove how cffect
ually Hood's Saraaiiarllla, actlng through the
blood, reachea every part of the human sy
tetn. A medlclne, llke anythlng else, can be
falrly judged only by Ita rosulta. We polnt
wlth pddo to tho glorloua record Hood'a Sarsa
parllla'has entered upon the hearts ot thou
Banda ot peoplo tt has cured of catarrb.