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BY W. W. PRESCOTT.
MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 1S84.
VOIi. 79. JL05G. KO. 39.
httcltmnn & gfoumnl.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 0, 1881.
CAtAis. The repnbllcan votcrs of the town of Calaln
are hereby notlfled to meet at the vestry of the Chrltlan
chnrch tn Cntnts on Thnraday, the IJthday of Jtily.at
half-riat seven o'clock v. t., to choose Ihrce delegatcs
ftncl thelr alternatea to attend the republlcan dlstrlct
conventlon to beheldatMontpelier.Vt'ednesdRy.July 53.
l'in ORDta or Coniiliisit.
Eat MosiPtis. The republlcan votere of the
town of Eaf t Montpelier are hereby warned to meet ln
eancua at the chool-boue ln the Kait Vlllage on
Tburaday, Jtily 17lh, at eeven o'clock, r. M.. to elect
three delegates and three eabBtltutc to attend the eoond
congresnlona! conventlon, to be holden at Montpelier.
Jnly 23d, 1884. l'E Obdzk Towh Cohmittke.
MmDLKSKX. The repnbllcan voters of the town of
Middlesex are hereby icqnnted to meet at the hall of
IVllllara Chapln, ln nald Middlesex, on Thursday, the
17th day of Jnly, at four o'clock r. u for the purroso of
choosrng three irelf gates and three alternates to repre
Bent (ald town ln the dlstrlct conventlon to be holden at
Montpelier on Wediesday, the 23d' day of July, for the
purpose of noinlnatlDg a candldato for representatlvo to
congress of the Unlted Statea, and one ptesidentia
elector. Let tbere be a good attendance.
1'eh Ordek KircnuciK Town Committbz.
Some town correspondence has necessarlly
beon condensed, and somo omitted ontlrely,
The servlces ln the meetlng-house in Mid
dlesex Center next Sunday afternoon aro to be
conducted by Rev. J. E. Wrlght, beglnnlng at
fitteen mlnutos after two o'clock.
A combination of unfavoiable clrcumstan
ces, beyond the control of the publlaher, has se
rlously crlppled us thls week and wlU explaln
some deficlences in thls week' paper.
Anotheu change of tlme has gone lnto effect
on the Central Vermont and Montpelier &
Wells Illver rallroads, and the corrected tlme
tables wlll be found on the elghth page.
A daily mall has been eatabllshed between
Calais and Montpelier, to take the place of the
tri-weekly mall now running. The new ar
rangoment wlll go lnto effect on Monday next.
Tue earnings of the tolephone company's
linos between Burlington, St. Albans and
Montpelier, for the month of Juno, amounted to
$112, an increase of 22 over the earnings for
New York Tiubone: " Mr. Smalley of Ver
mont thinks that the democrats ought to cnrry
New York. If ho know as much of New York
as ho knows of Vermont Mr. Smalley might be
wiser than he 1s."
T e contracts for the Btate prlntlng for the
ensnlng two years were awarded yesterday by
the commissloners of prlntlng. The blddlng
was very close and the work was divided be
tween Rand, Avery & Co. of Boaton, The
Springfield Prlntlng Co. of Springfield, Mass.,
The Tuttle Co. of Rutland and W. W. Prescott
Tiie dlrectors of the Ogdensburg & Lake
Champlain Rallroad Company havo organlzed
asfollows: Presldent, L. Mlllis; treasurer, II.
A. Church; secretary, GoorgoT. Chllds; execu'
tlve commlttee, L. Mlllis, J. Gregory Smlth, J,
R. Langdon, V. A. Haskell, S. A. Carlton;
road and property commlttce, D. W. Lawrence,
Tlmothy Hoyle and J. W. Hobart.
One of tho worst smash-ups ln years on the
Central Vormont took place at Ford's Crosslng,
about two miles from West Randolph, Satur-
day. The way frelght was taklng ln wood
when No. 3 ran lnto its rear, totally destroying
the englne and settlng fire to two cars loaded
wlth kerosene, and burntng them, the englne
and three other cars. Flve others were dam
aged badly. No one was hurt. The damago
1s over 50,000, and travel was serlously inter-
Comme.nce.ment exerclses at the Methodlst
Conference Semlnary were of unusual intorest
and merlt. Tuesday evenlng there was a meet
ing of the alumnl and former students. Many
interestlng speeches were raado. Wednesday
forenoon, J. M. Klng, D.D., dellvered the
Boml-cenfennlal oratlon. It was a very Inter
estlng and scholarly affalr. Some gracefal
llnes were read by Mlss Ellen O. Feck of East
Montpelier. In the afternoon camo the bau
quet at the Favillon, at whlch one hundred and
sixty-five gueats Bat filllng the spacious dlning
hall. Tho menu was the. Pavllion's bcst, and
the occaslon was nnlque for its agreoable inci-
dents. Wednesday evenlng cccurred the prize
recltations, whlch averaged better than hereto-
fore and showed good tralnlng. Thursday
came the exerclses of commencement day
Tite repnbllcan etate commlttee met at the
Van Ness House, Burlington, last week Tuesday
nlght, says the Frce Preia, and olectod Warren
Glbbsof Burlington, chairman; Carroll S. Page
of Hyde.Park, secretary; and an executlve com
mlttee, conslating of tho chairman and secre
tary, and Messrs. H. C. Tuttle of Rutland, J,
J. Estey of Brattleboro and F. W. Bildwln of
Barton. Theae members of the commlttee
were presont: Addison county, George W
Grandey; Bennington, J. K. Batchelder; Chit
tenden, Warren Glbbs; Franklin, Olln Morrill;
Lamoille, Carroll S. Page; Orleans, F. W.
Baldwinj Rutland, II. C. Tuttle j Windsor,
Willlam E. Johnson. Ilon. George Nlchols ab-
solntely declined to contlnae as chairman. To
that posltion the commlttee llrat elocted J. K.
Batchelder, but be declined the olection, and
Mr. Glbbs was then chosen. After the organ
ization bad been compieted a long dlacusslon
of the general politlcal Bitiutlon was had, and
it was not until a lato hour that tho commlttee
In a paper on tho proper way of advertlslng,
Feter Heuderson, of l'eter Ilenderson & Co.,
the successful seedsmen, makoj the followlng
polnt: " The ways of advortlslng aro nearlyas
varled as the articlo advertlsed, and the great
polnts to discover what nre the best mediums
and tho best meana. Nowspapers flaunt before
you thelr clrculatlon, and often, very often, it
ls a 1 flauntlog lle.' But even where tho circn
latlon is lionestly glven it ls not alwayg the
largest subscrlption 11st that brlngs about tbe
best results. AU depends on whethor the
paper cltculates among the class of people wlio
want the goods you havo to offer. The dlfler
ent branches of our profeaslon often throw
thelr monoy away for want of knowledge In
thls particular, It you liave expenslve artlcles
of luxury to sell, a paper of one hundred thou
sand clrculatlon among tho worklng classes
wlll not give as good results as one liaving a
clrculatlon of flve thousand among the more
welMo-do class, whlle a clieap articlo of utlllty
might do botter among tho one than the other,'
Tmt Watciiman bas its preferences, but it ls
not excluslve in the uso of its coluron j. It cheer
f ully glves all sldes a showlng, and so Asterlsk's
" I'lea for Genoral Grout " Is glvon space.
Wo fear our correspondent's candor ls greater
than hls pollcy. Few advocates of the noml-
natlon of a man to an lmportant publlc ofllco
would be wllllng to admlt, and advanco it as
an argument ln lils candldato's favor, that ho
wltt not take alcohollo stlmulants, " even in
caso of sickness," We aro froo to say that wo
Bhould oppose Genoral Grout's nomlnatlon on
thls ground, if no other. Suppose it was somo
great emergency, somo meaaure affectlng tho
interests of the farmers of Vormont pendlng,
and thelr reprcsentatlre should be prostrated,
hls ll(o in peril, the intorcstsof hls constltuents
trembllng ln the balance, and he should refuse
to cbmply wlth hls pliyslclan's directions to
take alcohollc stlmuranta that were deemed
necessary to rostore hlm to the scenes of hls
dutles. Wo should hardly feel justlfled in
placlng such a man at a post of gravo responBl
blllty. We should prefer Ilooker or Dllllngham,
olther ono of whom we hope would yield hls
scruples ln a case of sickness to the superior
wlsdom of a wlse and prudent famlly physl
clan. Unwlttlngly we fear our correspondent
bas greatly Injured tho case of hls candldate.
Dr. Bullard wlll need to corao to the rescue.
Tiie followlng ls n 11st of the town commlt-
tees chosen at the Orange county conventlon
last weok: Bradford J. II. Watson, II. E.
Parker, J. B. Peckett, Jr., C. E. Clark, J. G.
Norcross, W. L. Crafts, G. W. Sampson, Jr.,
A. L. Johnson. Brookfield Marshall Green,
C. II. Blgelow, D. W. C. Blanchard. Braintree
V. I. Spear, IT. W. Fitts, S. R. Batchelder.
Chelsea Alonzo Noyes, S. N. Goss, E. N.
Bacon, C. S. Emery, A. W. Moore. Corinth
C. C. Sargent, J. B. ICemp, Albert Martin, M.
N. Ilumphrey, Rodney Rlchardson, Ichabod
Rowe, Alonzo Ovlatt. Fairlee W. n. Klbboy,
W. E. S. Cllley, D. C. Abbott, F. C. Pierce, n.
P. Warren. Newbury Frank Demlng, T. C.
Keyes, Wm. W. Brock, L. W. McAlllster,
Dudley Carleton. Orange M. B. Curtis, Wil
llam Iluse, S. Ilutchinson, J. W. Jackson,
Wilbur Cutler. Randolph James Ilutchinson,
J. W. Fargo, L. P. Tbayer, Erasmus Ilebard,
L. 0. Edson. Strafford S. B. Buell, R. A.
Ilatch, L. A. Claik, Charlcs Lam, F. F. Chaf-
fee. Topsham II. B. White, E. M. Colllns, G,
A. Currier, T. D. Fellows, Warren Bowen,
Thetford II. P. Cummlngs, C. C. Emerson,
W. D.Hnowles, W. A. Dodge, S. G. Smlth, N,
II. Porter, G. E. Emerson. Tunbridge D. F,
Chapman, C. B. Smlth, A. J. Wlllle. Vershire
S. B. Darllng, W. F. Maltby, D. F. Long,
John Clough, Charles E. Palne. Washington
A. C. D3y, B. F. Rlchardson, W. E. Worthley,
A. L. Sklnnor, Erastus Smlth. Williamstown
C. U. Lathrop, Frank Martin, E. 0. Smlth,
West Fairlee-J. Tebbitts, G. W. Perry, A. M,
Child, A. H. Southworth, E. P. George.
Ex-CoKartES3MA! C. II. Joyce and wlfo are
stopplng In Rutland.
Hox. Georqe W. IIaiiman of Bennington
bas arrlved home from a trip to Dakota.
IIon. E. J. OBMsnsE has been elected an
bonorary alumnus of Middlebury College.
Phincipai. CnAKLES E. Putnev of St. Johns-
bury Academy has recelved the title of Pb.D,
from Dartmouth College.
A. II. Campbell, a graduate of Dartmouth
College, succeeds Edward Conant as prlncipa
of the Johnson Normal School.
Uwen II. Uates of St. Johnsbury, now
studying in Germiny, has been elected tutor
of Latin in Dartmouth College.
IIon. WALTMt E. IIowakd, Unlted States
consul at Toronto, Ont., dellvered tho annual
address before the alumnl associatlon of tbe
State Normal School at Castleton, Wednesday
evenlng, July 2d.
Rev. Geouqe E. Mautik, formerly pastor
ofthe Congregatlonal church at Brattleboro,
and now settJed over the First Congregatlonal
church at Brockton, Mass., has recelved
unanimous call from the Flrst Presbyterian
.church at St. Louis, Mo.
Rev. E. D. Mason wlll preach at Wriehts-
vllle next aunday atternoon at two o clock.
Tuaiks from the south were somewhat de-
Iayed on Satuiday by an accldent near Braln
A Blaine and Looan banner ls exnected
XTan. nA .-III U tln.n f ,UA K.nn
as soonas it arrlves.
The through car from Montreal to the White
Mountalns pasaed through thls place Monday
lor tno nrsc ume inis summer.
Tue boarders at "Ilotel Kemnton" bad
tbolr annual basket plcnlo yesterday, They
wenr. in is ume 10 nernn pona.
Communion Bervlce was held at Betbany
church on Sunday, Flve persons were recelved
lnto tne cnurcn, two upon proiession oi laitn
anu tnree uy letter.
The natlonal senate on Saturdav conflrraed
the appointment of George W. Wlng, Esa.. as
poatmaster at Montpelier, The appointment
wm uo very saiisiactory.
larlal fever at hls fathor's home in Tompklna
Dewey blmself has been very 111. wlth the samo
Tiie ladlea of Bethany soclety gave a pleas-
ant lawn party at the residence of Rev. J.
11. liincks last evenlng. uecrosnments were
served, and muslc was furnlshed by the Mont
A kew members of the band went to the
Central deoot Mondav nleht and tendered
rousing serenade to Professor Grlmley and hls
companlons of the balloon voyage upon thelr
arnvai nome irora uontreai.
Ms. Lugy U'oou of Barre, who Is now I
her nlnety.nlnth year, came down to spend the
iourtu wun uer youngest son, w, t. Wood
who Is flfty-elght yoara of age. Mrs. Wood ls
the mother of ten cblldren, Hve of whom are
Ciiahles Lawson met wlth a serlous accldent
on Frlday, whlle asslstlng Piofessor Grlmley at
hls work upon the balloon tanks. A bottle of
sulnhurlo acld burst and some of It BDattered
on hls face and left eyo. It was at first thoueht
that tbe oye was destroyed, but it bas alroady
comrnencea to ueui. jiis iaco waa oaaiy
Tue skatlne party and soclal dance at th
armory rlnk, Tuursday evenlng, was ploasant
and successful. Tho attendance wai not large,
but all seemed to eujoy tbe evenlng, Good
muslc for danclog was lurnlshed by Mr, Mooro,
vlolln. Mr. Blanchard. cornet. and Mrs. CubIi-
man, plano. On Frlday the rlnk was Uberally
patronized oy visirars irom iuo country.
Davio Tatum, of Ctevelaud, Ohlo, mlnlster
otthegospei ln tne irionas cnurcn, wm ae
llver an address on IntoniDOranco and itabur
den of sufferlngand crlrae, atthe vestry of the
Church of the Meaelah next Sunday evenlng at
balf.past seven o'clock, under the ausplces of
tiin Wnmnn's Chrlstlan TemDorance Uniou
Mr, Tatum comes hlghly recommended as an
oloauent and eiiective speaker.
Tmt New York Unlon Sauaro Theater Com'
pany wlll presont the play of " I'ecU's Bad
llov " at Cftnltal Hall th U evenlns. The I'latts
burgh Mornlny Tnlenram of July 1 says: "Tho
play oi l'eck's Bad uoy, lasi evoning, so iar as
we could see, came up to tbe standard of ex
pectatlon, Ic ls brimmlng full of mirtb, and
tne audience waskoptconvuisoa witu muguter,
The parts wero all well taken and tho play is
all that Is clalmed for it."
Mn. IltJNTiNn of Iowa. who eraduated at
Ilarvard thls year, wlll spend a portlon of hls
vncatlon wlth R. G. Brown, hls clnsamate. Mr.
Brown compieted hls Btudlos thls year and re
celved hls dlploma cum laude and three hon
orable mentlons. Such ovldenco of good work
and high stnndlng Is very gratlfylng.
Tiin nmnncers of tho " Countrv Week"
charlty return thanks to thoso ln Montpelier
and vlclnlty who havo In former years onened
thelr bomes to neody clty chlldron, and pre
sont thelr npnoal sgain. They would be glad
to Bond a carload of chlldron to thls vlclnlty to
remaln from August 2d to August 11th.
Thoso wllllng to offer nny of these little ones
hospitallty, aro rcquested to scnd word to Rev,
i.awaru wrignt, uoioro juiy 'jotn,
Lettkks nncalled for ot tho Montpelier, Vt.,
post-ofllce Jnly C, 1884: Ladlos Mrs. A. C.
Meade, Mrs. Mary J. Kobeita (2), Mrs. Bell
Rowell, Mrs, Mary B. True and Mlss Llnnle
Teacbout (2). Gontlemen James A. Burbank,
10. h. liates, John landow, 11. l.. fllartln, b. u.
Mclntosh, George II. Nlras, G. II. Smltb, C. C.
Stewart and Elljah Seaver. Partles applylng
for anv of the above must say "advertlsed"
and glvo tbe date.
u. w. vio, Actiug l'osimBBcer.
Tiie ariDearance nnd plnvine of tho Mont
pelier cornet band on the Foorth ot Jnly were
a pleasant BUrprlse to most of our cltlzens, and
theboysare deservlngof waim congratulatlons.
Of late they havo bad to contend agalnst a
strong prejudlce whlch was lncreased by cer
taln actlons taken, resultlng from a mlsunder
Btanding wlth tho Fourth of July commlttee.
In tbe face of thls prejudlce they came from
thelr room ln tbo afternoon of tbat day neatly
attlred ln nniforms preparcd for the occaslon.
Thelr marchlnc was eood. and thelr perform-
nnce of muslc was oxcellent. The numerous
exnresslons of fear that thelr annearance would
dlsgrace the town were suddenly changed to
tnoso oi admiration, anu, wo trust, a nowinter
est awakened ln thelr prosperity.
IlArrr was that one who, doslrlng reet on
the nlght of Jnly 3d. songht the samo outslde
tbe limlts of thls vlllago. Long before tho sun
had eet the clamor began, and tho gradnal
crescendo was palnf ully eiiective. kvery avall'
able object from wblch aound could be pro
duced was brought lnto reaulsltlon, from can
non to torpedo, Irom drum to tln pan and
pleces of sheet lron, and from cornet to tln
horn and cocklo ehell. Processlons were formed
soon after mldnlgbt for the purpose of visiting
the more qulot portlons ot tbe vlllage rest to
remind tnem tnat tue giorious rourui was
dawDlnir. Flres were kindled in tbe mid-
dlo of the Btreets, fireworks dlsplayed to Bome
extent, and care taken tunt tnere Bnould tie no
lull ln the racketry. Nature, howover, finally
osserted her away, nnd by three o'clock most
oi tne reveiers liad retlred to rest. mo cora
paratlve qulet whlcb lollowed lasted but a
short tlme. for as the dav dawncd a fresh nnd
vigorous lorce wok tne ueia to usuer in tne
dawn and recelve the visiting thonsands.
Monday eveninir. throueh the courtosv of
Messrs. Ilart Brothers, tbe armory rlnk was
opened for the bencfit of the Montpelier cor
net band, At balf.past eeven o'clock tbe
band appeared from thelr rooms ln unlform
and marcned to tno rlnlr, wnere tnoy gave a
nieasant onen-air concert. laklne Beata ln tne
center of the rlnk they furnlahed muslc for
skating for half an hour, nfter whfch they gave
a Bhort concert, performlng some of thelr finest
muslc. Tbe concert opened wlth along and
dlfflcult overture, whlch was enthuslastlcally
encored. Among the other selectionsperformed
at tbo concert were an andante, " Sprlng's
Awakenlng, " with alto horn boIo, and the
" Czardas (Ilungarlan dance), botn oi whlch
were glven in good style. Tbo remalnder of
the evenlng until elevon o'clock, wlth the ex
ception of the short tlme devoted to the three
legged race, was given np to Bkating. The
affalr was very Bucceestul, the attendance
large, and all Beemed to thorougbly onjoy the
evenlng. At eieven o clock, tno nour lor
closlng the rlnk, tho boys were Invlted to the
resmence ot mr. J. v. uaucocK, wnere they
were very hosDltably entertained for an hour.
Tbe ontertainment was varled. consiBtlne of
music Dy tne oana and irom a oeautiiul mu
slc box ln Mr. liaucock'B parlor, and vocal
muslc by the gleo club. Refreshments were
served, and a soclal good tlme was had. At
twelve o clock the baud retlred, with warm ex
pressions of pleasure at Mr. Babcock'g kind
Mn. II. N. Tapun, treasurer of the Vermont
Mutual Flre Iusuranco Comranv. is nbsent on a
two weess vacation irom nis duties . . .rrea j.
Dleter left town Saturdav nleht for Chicairo.
. . . . Miss Mary Phlnney ls visltlntr at the home
oi ueorge i: Artnurin uraaioru....rui33r.mny
Katon has roturned irom lier studles at Canton.
N. Y. Her slster, Mrs. Iloury Priest of that
clty, camo' home with ber for a vislt to her
DareDts....uiram AtKlns. ranK 11. ltascom
and Uenry Ovlatt havo gone to attend tbe
democratic natlonal conventlon nt Chlcago
Mr. and Mrs. II. S. Loomls havo coneto Sara-
togo for a brlef stay Mlss Hattle Dale and
Miss Amy Bartlett havo been visiting at Don.
George N. Dale sduring tuepast week....Mra.
George C. Shepard gave a pleasant party at
her residence Thnraday evenlng ln nonor of
iriends wno are visiting tnere. aome twentv-
five invlted guests were present Rev. II. I.
Cusliman of Provldence, R. I., ls oxpected to
joln hls famlly here to-morrow Mr. and
Mrs. M. u. uilman ieave to-day lor a tbree
weeks vlsit nt Onset, Mass Mr. A. A,
Iladloy has gone to vislt hls parents In Morris
town, ana wiu oe ausent lor a weeK ana possi-
UrnAM. Hon. Denslow Upham, whose death
occurred at hls home In Warren, May 2G, was
born In Weathersfield, March 20. 1800. An
orphan at the early ago of elgbt years, be came
to waiisneia, wnere ne remainea eigntyoars,
after wblch he went to Pittsfield, and remainea
there with hls sten-fnther. James Goodiicb.
about tbret years; returnlng to Waitsfield, he
resmed wltn nis uncie, Asnoei Miner, nntll
twenty-ono years of age. He was marrled
August 12, 1823, to Adah II. Rlchardson,
daughter ot James Rlchardson, ono ot the
ploneers ot Warren. Sho preceded hlm about
flve months to the " home over there." After
hls marriage Judge Upham contlnued to reslde
in Warren, wlth tho exceptlon of about flve
years in Lincoln, to tbe day of hls death. Dn
rlng hls earlier years, ho worked at bls trade,
buildlng many saw and crlat-mllls and forces
ln Vermont nnd New York. In the sprlng ot
1837 be returned to Warren, and purchased tho
John Grlswold farm, where he erer alterwards
llved. In polltics Judge Upham was a so-called
Jackson democrat np to the tlme of the or
ganlzatlon of the Uberty party, whlch he jolned
and laboied unceaslngly for its prlnclples and
success. Ho was one of the lmmortal three
hundred and nineteen who voted for Jamej G.
Blrney for presldent. He was a member ot the
leglslature ot Vermont In 1848, and represented
Washington county In tho scnato In 18G4 and
18C5; ho also served as asslstant judge of the
county court for two successive terms, In
1854-0. Hls pnbllo llfe was characterlzed by a
strict adherence to sound prlnclples; but, not
wlthstandlng hls storn rospect for the demands
of juBtlce,ibe was jxisscssed ot tbo broadost
cbarlty, and tho repentant errlng over found
ln blm a true Irlend and a wlse counselor.
Sociallv. he nossessed in a marked dezree tbe
conversstlonal talcnt. wlth anextenslve knowl
edge of men and thlngs whlch at onco made
blm an aggreeauie companion ana an apt in
Btructor, Ketalnlng lils mental powers until a
few days previous to death, and even after hls
palsled tongue refutei to articulate, bls ex
presslve eye, wblch even elgbty-tour long years
ot tlme nnd its changes bad fallod to dlra, stlll
Btioke volumoi. and lils frlonds wore tluis made
nware that hls aged boart Btlll throbbed for
them in sympatby and thankfulnoss for thelr
unceaslng eftorts to make hls dylng moments
blessed. lle wbb a flrm belleveriu Cbristlanlty,
a practlcal professor of lts faith he and bls de-
votea wno bsing acttvo memoers oi tno uon
creuatlonal church In Warren over sixty years,
Hls footsteps nre yet fresh ln tbo Bands along
tue snore oi ume. anau wo iouow niem.auu
thus have a well marked patbway, wbereln
tbose who come after us can safely walk tho
nnoven jouruey l
Tuk intimnte f rlends of James G, lllnlno havo
secured tho refusal ot ono ot the now cottages
of John Iloovat ilol lvwood l'ark. Long Urnnch.
and have tendered It to Mr. Blalne and hls
famlly for the summer.
Tlio Fonrth In Montpelier.
Moasured by the anclent standard of the re-
Subllc, patrlotlam Is not dylngout ln tho Grcon
lountaln Stato. Tbe ardor of tho most de-
monstratlve patrlotof tho days when men wero
llvtng who wero wlth bold Ethan Allen at Tl
conderoga, or rosoluto John Stark at Benning
ton, was not surpassed by the onthuslasm of
tne muiuiuae oi peopie wno, in tne neautuui
capltal of the etato. last week celebrated the
ono hundred nnd elghth annlvorsary of the
natlon s blrthday. Tbe vislon whlch Wobster
conjured up before tho eye of Adams of f utuio
generations ceieorating tne aaopiion oi tne
wlth bonfires and Ulumlnations." was reallzed
here wlth a completeness of fulflllment that
wouid navo oeen oaimto tneputntivepropnet s
dariog spirlt, Tho exuberant tlde of comraom
oratlve feellng burst lts bends before the " Iow
descending Biin" of July 3 had cleared the
calendar for the advont ot lts lmmortal and
very giorious, but very scorchtng, successor, It
ran lts course wltn unabated volume and un
ila?slnir enerirv tlll the min nf tho Fnnrth had
set and the moon had rlsen on tho patrlotic do-
votions oi tne mnitituaes. loung Amenca, in
hls Irrenresslblo ardor. met thelnatloual hollday
rather more than halt way, Ho dld not lit-
erally "Bhed coplous, gushing tears ot exulta-
tion, of gratitude and of joy on lts annual re
turn, but ln a less Bontlmcntal way was gettlng
ln a vigorous welcome to the npproachlng an-
mversary wniie old Amenca tried m vain to
slumbcr and to gather strcngth to do dlgnlfled
nonor to tne distmgnisned ovent by decorous
dayllght. As tho amall hours of tho natal
mornlng drew on. tbe snan ot toroedoes and
rattle of crackers, exploslon of double-enders
and tooting of horns swelled to a eaturnalla
of rampant patrlotlsm, and there were good
hnmored and Innocent ebullltlons of the spirlt
of license tho occaslon insplres. The sun rose
with a smlling dlsregard ot the lncongrnltles
dtsciosed ln tne new deal oi tMdesmen s slgns.
and nis scrutmy oi otner lndications oi tne
mercurial spirlt ot lnclplent patrlotlsm seemed
to convey a benignant lilnt to " go slow " now
tbat dayllght had come and "company was
arrivlng. At dawn the vlllage was a lively
sceno. People were arrivlng on foot and tn
vehlcles, and bootbs were golng up. Publlc
buildlngs and prlvato dwelllngs had been pro-
fusely docoratod wlth the natlonal colors. Tbe
I'avlllon and the Mutual Insurance bulld-
ing opposlte were elaborately and tastefully
adorned with flags and streamere, and wlth
" the red white and blue ln varlouB pleaslng
comblnatlons. The Amerlcan and the Mont
pelier hotels and the stores and Bhop wlndbws
were riroiuseiy, anu eomo oi tnem artisticauv.
trlmmed. Several prlvate dwelllngs were no-
ticoabie lor tne oeauty and extent oi tneir dis
plays, whlle householders generally showed
thelr batriotism by (liuclnc out tbe stars and
strlpes. All the avenues lnto the vlllage were
early thronged. The weather was propltlous
anu tnere was every lnaication oi a great con
course of rjeoDle. Tbe incomlng tralns. regu-
lars and oxtras, by the Central and by tho
wells ltlver, abunuantly su8talnod tbe most
llberal speculatlona as to the slze of the crowd
Bv ten o'clock tbe crowd was omnlnresent.
Streets, sidewalks and squares and every place
of resort were packed. The din of exploslves
nucd tne air and a rousing old-iasmonea
Fourth of July celebratlon was assured. The
Bpocial train bearlng the Ethan Allen Englne
Comoanv and the Sherman Band of Burlington
arrived early in the day. The vlsltors were
taken ln charge by the reception commlttee
and, tothellvely notesof theShermans' muslc,
escorted up state street to Main, tnence back
to tbe ouarters asslcned them at the Favillon.
The Ethans were the central attraction of
the occaslon, and thelr appearance ellclted
many admlring remarks. They marched with
tne bearlng and precislon oi tramed soldiers.
With the company, incltlzen'sdress, wasalarge
number oi cltlzens and bonorary members.
At about half-past ten occurred the first sensa-
tion oi tne day, tue parade oi tne
ANTIQUKS AND nOHliinLKS.
About half-past nlne those who appeared in
tuis paraue began to asaemQlo on liarre Btreet,
near the residence of Charles H. Heatb, Esa,.
from wblch polnt they proceedcd ln tbe follow
lng oruer: aiarsnai, ltoscoe umKiing (J. 13.
Martin . U. F. Butler (C. A. Owler . U. S.
Grant (Harry Cutler). Presldent Arthur (Charles
A. Smlth); Marshfield band; tbedevll and hls
wlfe (W. H. Herrlck and C. II. Fuller). wlth
Ul.Ujl U.H 1 11 11 1. .il Ul.UU .11 U UDUI 1. 1.4 UIQ
attendant imps; Madame Rentz's con-
solldated temalo roastodon band of twenty.
two members, Madam Rentz (F. I. Pltkln),
leader; then lollowed a varlety oi turn
outs. some of whlch defied descriotlon. In
cludlng a very demorallzed looklng banu,
bearlne aloft the leeion. " We olav for 8C0.00."
In one of tbe cages whlch appeared ln tbe pro
cesslon were two crimiuals. "The man who Btolo
S50.000"and "the man who Btolo aloaf of
bread." Thelr posltions as in confinoment
were supposed to lUUBtrate the usual course of
legal procedure in sucb cases. In another
cage was " Tbe Lion Tamer," a man of large
Btature carressing tnree Bporuvo Kittens.
Henrv Ward Beecher and Mrs. Tilton anpeared
very much at home. " Maud S " was driven
bv "shack" Dodge. The groat valueof tbe
bicycle was plalnly set fortb by a wooden man
upon a combination oi bacsbone, nandies ana
wbeels, Bupposed to represent tbat veblcle.
There were numerous othor personations
equally worthy ot men tlon. Prominent in tbe
procesaion were various advertising dodges.
among them the large platform cart drawn by
an eiegant team ana supportlng a number oi
sewing macuinea, in tne miast oi wnicn stooa
tneir ngent aistributing circuiars to tne multl-
tude as the car passed along. Tbe flrst prize
was awaraea to tno Maaamo uentz band, tne
second, to the crimlnals ln the cageof "jus-
tice, ana tbe tblrd, to tbe representatlves irom
tbe snades oi nrebus.
TIIE GOOSE RACE,
whlch was to have taken place at half-past
eieven, drew large crowds to the banks of tbe
pond. People thronged the roofs of adiacent
buildlngs and every avallable spot from whlch
a view oi tue pond couia be omained. ui
these but few knew tbe exact nature of tbe
snort whlcb they had come thltber to wltness.
and thls fact rendered the interest the more
intense. After conslderable delay, durlng
wblcb tne vast concourse was entertained wltn
some excellent exhlbltlons of swlmming feats
by some young fellows who bad taken to the
water, tbe geese were barnessed and an attempt
was maae to etart tnem on tne course. but
owlng perbaps to a lackol previous expeiiment
tbe race proved a aisappomtment. rne geese
were so frlghtenod as to seem holpless, wero
entlrely unmanageable, and the race had to be
Shortly after half-past one o'clock the grand
processlon formed on State street, below the
i'avlllon. in tne iouowine orner: snerman Mll-
itarv Band: Ethan Allen Englne Company. No.
4; the company hose cart, drawn by a Bpan of
beautuui uorses; bonorary memuers oi tne
Etban Allen Englne Company in carriages;
Marshiieia uornet uana: uompany n, jNa
tlonal Guard of Vermont; Montpelier Cornet
uanu: at. jean uaptiste oocieiy, ana arum
corpa. Led by tbe marsbal and alds tbe
column marched un State street to Main.
tlience to llarre Btreet, and up the latter as far
as Hubbard street, where a counter-march was
made. l'asslng back over tbe same route nn far
as the head of State Btreet, they proceeded
tnence turougn Main, ocnooi, Loomia, Lioerty,
Main. state, Miuaiesex ana uaiawm streets.
and Western avenuo to the polnt ot startlns.
uompany ii ana tue at. joan uaptiste society
wero then escorted to thelr respectlvo head
quarters by tbe Marshfield and Montpelier
bands. The marchlng ot the Ethans and tbe
musia oi tne ouerman bana were tne nieasant-
ost featurea ot tho processlon, and ellclted
many expresslonsVif admiration. The former
were beautltully unlformed and exocuted all
orders wlth ftstiinlRhlnf arace and nreclslon.
Tho Sherman escort were above crltlclsm ln
everv resnect. Company II was led by tbe
Marshfield band, whlch dld such good service
tbrougbout the day. Thelr street muslo was
especially good, Tbe company ltselt appeared
to uuuaually good advantage ln thelr full
dress unlform, Tbo ranks were well filled,
nnd thelr drlll in the manual of arma and ln
marcblug was entertalnlng for all. Tbo
Montpelier band made an excellont nppearanco
ln unlforms fitted up for the occaslon, and
thelr iiiuslo was exceptlonally good. The St.
Jeau Uaptiste Soclety was out lu full force and
ueir ueauiuui uanners attractea mucu aiten-
tlon. The drum corps furnlshed good martlal
After an half hour's rest the Sherman band
appeared upon the lawn adjolnlng the I'avlllon
and gave a concert, wuicn, to moso wno wero
ablo to get wlthlnenr-shotand woresumclently
reraote from the dlstractlng nolse oi the Btreets
and the lncesaant pratlng of huckstors, was tho
most onjoyablo feature of the day, The Slior-
mans titio to uiBiincuon ooos not rest aione
upon thelr brllllant nnd sonorous street mu
slc. In the olTcctlvo executlon of concert
muslc thev rlval the best metronolltan bands.
The lateness of the hour at whlch they were
enabied to give tue concert compeiiod a stiort
enlng of the programme, but for nn hour they
were tho centor oi a clrcie oi dellguted llslen
ers. Each number was recelved wlth warm
applause, and Mr. O'Callagban's tuba solo was
lustuy cueered at every pause and at its con
cluslon greeted wlth a clamorous encore. The
BtHrdy musiclan bore hls honors wlth smiltng
courteay and responded good naturedly, glving
the Concert Polka for tuba. With a round of
hearty applause he was reluctantly allowed to
maite wiy lor tne cioaing number on tne pro
gramme. The muslclans, one and all, no-
quitted tuemseives ma mannertnacaoded new
laurels to the fame they earned here four years
ago. The onthuslasm for the band at tbat
tlme was unbounded and lt Is in the hlgliest
degree credltable to Its accompllshcd leader that
he Is able on a eccond vlslt notonly to sustaln,
Dut largeiy to ennance tne nigu reputation nis
muslclans won on thelr flrst appearance here.
Reluctantly the assemblage heard the an
nouncement of the concluding number of the
programme and hastcned to Maln street to
wltnesa the novel and excltlng
TUE niOYCLE IIACES.
Owlng to the lateness ot tho hour, lt becamo
nocesBarv to beem tuese races beiore tne close
of the coDcert. Many were therefore deprlved
of the prlvllege of wltnesslng tbe llrat beats.
1'revlous to tbe raclng lllteeu mlnutes were al-
forded for a dlsplay of skill ln fancy bicycle
rmine. in tnis con t est tnere were tnroe entrees
V. U. wmtcomb oi burlington ana K. a. lxwe
and A. J. Locklln of Montpelier. The prlze, a
sllver medal, presented by Harry Lowe, was
awarded by tbe judgea to Y. u. Wbltcomb,
Mr. wmtcomb s exuioition oi sniii in tne man
nzement of the blcvcle was exceedlnelv Inter-
estlng, and some oi the featsheperformed were
astonlshlng for an amatour. Some,fancy rlding
was done wltn superior graco ana ease uy
A. Lowe. but Mr. Wbltcomb dld several ttilnea
hltherto nntrled In thls vlclnlty, and the bonors
were very justly bestowed upon blm. Immedl-
ately followlng thls exhlbition came tbe slow
race. Tno reguiatlons provlded tnat tne blcyclo
BUouid pursue a straignt course, tnat tno ma
cblnes should be kopt continuaiiy in motlon.
and that the last to pass the " llne " should re
celve the prize, a gold medal, ollered by w. 11
Ilerrlnk. The (ollowlnff were the comnetltors
F. W. Sherburne of Barre, Geo. E. Styles of
Burlington, E. A. Lowe, V. 0. Wbltcomb and
A. J. Locklln of Montpelier. Before half the
course was passed all but Lowo had elther
tipped over or f allen out for some other reason,
and tne medal wastnereiore won oy tnat gen
tleman. The fast race was by far tbe most ex
cltlnc of tbls portlon of the day's exerclses.
The length of the course was some tbree rods
less tban four-fifths ot a mile. Tbere were
elnht entrles. as follows: L. A. Dodge. E. F,
Wheelock. L. A. Averill, F. W. Sherburne. E.
A. Lowe, Geo. E. Styles, V. 0. Wbltcomb and
A. .T. Iinklin. All nartlciDated ln thelirat heat.
When near the end ot tho heat a colllslon oc
curred between Dodge and Locklln, and though
nelther was serlously injured, botn wltndrew
irom tne contest. rne neat was won oy Lovie
tlme, 2 Wheelock, aecond; and Sherburne,
tblrd. styles wltnnrew, leaving oniy nve con
testants. In the second heat. havlng Dassed
three-fourtbs of the course and when several
v&rds ln the lead. Lowe s blcvclo struck
crosslng and be took a " header, thereby los-
lnz tne neat. i nis neat was won Dy wneeiocs
tlme, Averill, secona: ana ouerourne,
tblrd. Though somewhat brulsod by hls fall
T.owe was on the track for the third heat
whlch he easlly won ln 2.42J, wlth Wheelock
second. ana Averill tnira. lne nrst nrize
$M was awaraea to mr. Lowe, tue secono, iu,
LU iJir. IT liooiuta. Iiuu Mjg buiiu, s;u, w iut.
Averill. It will be seon from thls record that
Mr. Lowe's victory was a comparatlvelv easy
one, as hls tlme ln the flrst and third beats was
mimti lAaa than thnt nf tlm wlnnlnty rMnr tn thn
.111... --' " -
heat whlch he lost through the accldent. His
rlding, too, was apparently much less of
effort than that of hls rlvals. Flfteen mlnutes
were allowed for rest between the beata. In
only one Instance were tho rlders recalled for
tne Btart. ine mountea poiice were Kept Dusy
wlth the crowd. ln tbo vlclnlty oi tbe Capltol
grounds tlll atter tho concert, and the specta-
tors, until tue iast race was Dcgun, were in
charge of an efllclent corps of foot pollce, to
whom much credh Is due for thelr Buccessful
effoits to preserve order.
TUE BALLOON ASCENSION,
Professor Grlmley and hls balloon wore tbe
great attractions of the day, Mr. Grlmley was
busv durlng tbe week superlntending tbe
arrangements for making the gas and filllng
tbe balloon, oeing aetermtnea tnat no euorton
bls part sbould De spared to render tue oscen-
slon a success. By Thursday afternoon two
large wooden tanks had been constructed In
the rear of the Unlon ecIiooI buildlng and filled
with water by meana oi a hose lald Irom b,.
W. Bailev & Co.'s mlll. Frlday mornlng a re-
port was circulated tbat tbe balloon was Ikt on
tue ground and mat tne wnoie tuing wouia De
a fallure. Professor Grlmley merely said that
he would be ready, and be was as good as hls
word. Before the bicycle race was over lt was
announced tbat everythlnz was ln readiness,
and the icronauts were waltlng for the crowd.
At half-past five tbe lilll and grounds about
tho school buildlng presented a very animated
appearance, tbousands of spectators awaltlng
wltb eager expectancy the beglnnlng of the
;crial voyage. About fitteen mlnutes before
six, word was glven to let go the ropes and tbe
air-Bhlp salled away wlth the ease and grace
of a blrd, carrylng besldes Mr. Grlmley, George
11. Walton and Charles A. Owler of tbls vlllago.
We will lot Mr. Grlmley tell tho story ot tbe
trip in bls own words: "In five mlnutes after
leavlDg Montpelier we bad ascendedto a belght
ot fivo thousand feet above the sea, and con
tlnued to rise nt the rate ot one thousand feet
per mlnute, nntll tbe barometer reglstered
elevon thousand fivo hundred feet, over two
mlles. Tbe surface wlnd was very strong, but
the upper currents much llghter, Tbe compass
showed that we were golng nearly due north,
and the clrrns clonds beneath na nortbwest.
The clouds were movlng twlce as fast as tho
balloon, in conaequence of belug in a different
current, wblch was movlng faster' than that ln
whlcb the balloon was. The sltuntton and
beauty of Montpelier can only be fully appre
clated when vlewed from a billoon. Every
house and buildlng, the rlver, rallroads, and
every prominent object were In view all at
once. The crowd in the Bchool ground, upon
the hlll, and surroundlng streets and bouse
tops was lmmeuse. Tho balloon ascended very
slowly at staitlng, owlng to the strong wind,
and conslderable ballast bad to be tbrown out
to get over the houses. We beg to apologlze to
those persons upon whom tho sand deacendcd,
and especially to a lady and gentleman in a
carriage, who recelved more than a fair share
of lt. We could not wait until they bad tlme
to get out ot the way, but had to act qulckly,
My companlons, Mr. Charles A. Owler and Mr,
G. B. Walton, had milde up thelr mlnds that
they would f eol a little nervous at startlng, but
Bomehow they seemed to torget all about It un
til long alterwards, and thon they declded lt
was too late, and that really there was nothlng to
be norvous about. They were completely lost
In admiration ot the grand panorama spread
out beneath us, and ln thelr eager efforts to
see and commentupon every prominent object
rapldly movlng beneath us they forgot all
fear, and acted llke old nsrlal voyagers. It
gave me great pleasure to aeo them bj
thorougbly enjoy and appreclftte the trip
all through. Tliey turnedout to bo very jovlal,
pleasant, and excoedlugly lively companlons,
and tbe lokes and puos ot Mr. Owler
often broucnt forth shouU of lauchter. Itwas
prlvately stated by several persons that thelr
courage at tbe last moment would fall them,
and that tboywould not go, but my judgment
ot hunian nature told me dlfferently. Tho
mountaln scenery ot Vermont ls grand In the
extrerne, and every hlll and mountaln ln the
Btate was witbln our vislon. At fitteen mln
utes past slx o clock wo wero dlioctly over
Mount lluuger, and tbe birometor rezistercd
eieven thousand and elght hundred feet. We
dld not know wliether tbe mountaln was hun
gry or not, but wo wore, and so tho suppcr was
preaa out, ana we onjoycu a lioarty meal oi
blcken, sandwlches. cako. frult. etc Mrs.
Owler's Btrawberry shortcako bolng hlghly ap
preclated. Wo also took a drlnk yes, of
water. We followed tbe Worcester branch of
the Winooski for some dlstance nntll It dli.
appeared from our Blght. Tbe scene we are
now pasaing over is grand in tne extremo, and
would rcqulre a very ablopen to fully doscrlbe.
There are lofty mountalns ln every dlrectlon as
far as the eye can reaeli, but the greatest and
grandest ot them nll ls the noble Mansfield,
toworlng up to nn Immense helght lmmedlately
upon our lett. We nre, however, lar abovo lts
lolty summlt more than a mile and look down
upon it wiin'contempt, and nt tbo same tlme
wlth a feellng of admiration at its supremacy
over all the others. An Immense. dazzllng.
white cloud is now riapslntr directlv underneath
the balloon at least a mile and a half below us,
and, patslng over tho mountaln, shut out our
vlow of lt for some tlme. We have now
ascended to a helght of thlrteen thousand and
fivo hundred feet. Passed dlrectly over Stowe,
Morrisville, Johnson, Hyde Park and many
other places in sight. My companlons are ln
ecstasles over tbo many places they recognlze,
and Mr. Walton ls busy tbrowlng out prlnted
caras, rcquesting tue iinaer to return tnem
to Montpelier. We aro stlll rlslng and the
balloon, whlch was not fully inflated with
gas when we started, is now quito full and ovcr
flowlng at the neck. Tbo barometer now lndl
cates n helght ot fourtoen thousand and elght
nunared leet above tbo levei oi tno sea, tbe
blgheat polnt we reached, and sinco leaving
Montpelier wo have not, up to thls tlme, ex
pended an ounce of ballast, of whlch wecarried
one hundred and seventy-five pounds. Not-
wlthstandlng onr great helght the atmosnbere
waa comparatlvely warm, and we dld not at
any tlme suffer much from tho cold, which nt
thls altltudels generally excesslve'y severo. The
usual buzztng in the ears, deifnoss, etc, were
experienced. We could not at thls helght dis
cover any livlng thing upon the eartb, men and
animals belng too Bmall to dlstlngulsh. At
forty-five mlnutes past slx we began to descend.
We threw out a plece of paper whlch, after
llutterlng around tn the alr for some tlme, re
turned to tno balloon. soon alterwards we
threw out more paper, which apparently flut
tered upwards, showlng thnt we were falllng
faster than the paper. The barometer eoou
Indicated eieven thousand feet, at whlch helght
we plalnly heard a cow-bell and the barking
of a dog. We contlnued to descend for some
mlnutes when, by tbe ald of our lield glaas,
we could plalnly see vehlcles and people on the
roads in all directions, and crowds ot people at
every vlllage vlewlng the baloon with apparent
Interest and excltement. As we neared tho
earth the excltement lncreased, cattle in
tbo fields and farm yards and the crows
ln the forests catcblng the lnfection. Soon
tbe soundes and crles lncreased nntll there
was a babel ot cow-bells, lowing of cattle,
barklng of dogs, cackling ot geese, and
aff rlghted crles of crows, etc. Soon we could
hear the dlstant shouts of the people, but could
not see tnem witnout tne glass. Dlrectly be
neath ns was a forest of trees, upon whlch we
shortly descended. Our drag-rope, whlcb was
four hnndred feet in length, was soon tralllng
llke a serpent over the tree tops and up a moun
taln slde. We found the wlnd terrlflc, bend
ing tbe tree tops over and rushing throngh
them wltb a mlghty roar. We were soon up
and over the top of the mountaln, and, follow
lng down the leoslde, was soon out of the gale.
We found wo were near a vlllage, from whlch
tbe people were running, greatly exclted, to
intercept tho balloon. We sbouted to them to
catch tne drag-rope and hold on. A number
ot men were running and tho first one, the
fleetost rnnner, caught lt as lt crossed the road
and held fast. In a moment he was whlsked
head-over-heels over tbe fence. We shouted
to hlm to hold on, wblch he dld, and soon a
large number were cllnglng to the rope, and
they pulled us down in a green field by the
roadsido. They were greatly dellghted and
inslsted upon Bhaking bands all round. Soon
the people began to llock ln from all polnts.
We found we were at Waterville, forty-five
mlles from Montpelier, and the tlme five mln
vtes past sevon. We stepped out of the car
and vlslted the farm-house of Mr. Jobn I.
Smltb, upon whose grounds we hsd landed.
Here we were regaled wlth lemonade and bon
quets and very klndly treated. A gentleman
came up with a horse, wlth a Mexlcan bridle
whlch he stated he had recelved from Mexlco
that day, lle reqnested us to rlde the borso
for the novelty of the thing. We each rode
the horse up and down the road, mnch to hls
eatlsfactlon, after wblch we returned to the
balloon, and found It surrounded by a large
tbrong, examlning wlth great interest the bal
loon and all its rleging and equipment. A
large pall of lce-water which we bad sus
pended in the riggtng we found nearly all con-
sumea. ao many oi tuem naa sampiea wuat
theycalled the " balloon-water" that it was
nearly all gone. Our country frlends were
much surprised when they found we were
about to ascend agaln, and seemed greatly dls
appointed. Tbey pressed us hard to stay with
tbem and not go farther. A number of pretty
young ladlea among tbe company told ns there
was to be a ball ln the vlllage that evenlng,
and off ered us a cordlal invltation to attend.
Even thls dld not tempt us to stay, and, bld
dlng them good-bye, we reaacended at thirty
five mlnutes past seven, after remalning wlth
them half an hour. We headed dlrectly for a
large mountaln to tbe windward, up tbe slde
of which we swooped at llgbtnlng speed. On
the top Btood some large maple trees, through
the center ot wblch tbe car dashed, making
the leaves and Bmall branches fly in all direc
tions. We were soon again at a helght of slx
thousand feet, wlth Lake Champlain in Blght.
The country, whlcb was now more level, was
passed over rapldly as we neared the lake, the
extent of which could be seon for miles,
We reached the shore at twenty-five mln
utes past elght, and crossed lt at a belght
of four thousand feet. After leaving tbe
lake behlnd we soon dlscovered we werein
Canada, with a large river in full view, which
we soon crossed. We bad a flylng lntervlew
with a Canadian farmer, and, asMr. Owler
could speak French we found tbe rlver we had
just crossod was the St. Johns. lt was now
moonllght, and tho balloon low down, the end
ot our drag-rope tralllng on the ground. We
were pasaing vver a level cultivntod country.
One part of our outfit consisted of a large tln
horn, which greatly dellghted Mr. Owler.
Upon thls born he kept up an almost contlnuous
blast, loud and long, with no interval except to
shout to tbe alnrmed Canadian farmers Quelle
est la nom de cette place. ( What place ls thls.)
He frlghtened the Inhabltants, tho cattle ln the
fields, and the crows In the wooda to such an
extent tbat we had serlous though ta at one
tlme of throwlng blm out. He, however, dld
us some little service. He brought out a far
mer wbo told us we were ten miles from Mon
treal and golng stralght for lt, and a few mln
utes afterwards we doscrled a long llne of
twlnkllng llghts out ot whlch we could
plalnly pick a number of electrlc llghts, and
then tbo mlgbty St. Lawrence loomed np. We
approached lt at a rapld rate, and found we
sbould cross a little above Montreal. We
passed over La Pralrle, tbo balloon creatlng a
great commotlon among the reaidents and out
upon tbe rlver dlrectly over the Ltchlne Kiplds.
Our drag-rope sluabed through the water
nearly all the way across, and the roar of the
rusblng waters through and over the rocks
could be plalnly heard. We were over the rlver
at tblrty fivo mlnutes past nlne. and a few mln
utes afterwards we opened the valve, threw
out the anchor, and came to a landlug ln a po
tato field one mile from the river and close to
the Lachlue Canat. We dlscharged the gas and
then Bat down under a tree and enjoyod an
other supper. Wbllo ln tbo mldst oi thisa
beavy ratn-storm came on, wblch contlnued un
abatod all nlght. We left the balloon in the
field and went to the house ot Colbeo Parker,
and found we had landed at the vlllago ot Cote
St. PhuI, two mlles from Montreal, After frult
less efforts to find a conveyance, we wnlked to
Mpntreal by way of the Caual bank, wbero we
met acab whlch conveyed us to the hospltable
residence ot Mr. Owler's uncle aud aunt, Mr.
and Mrs. Brophy. Wo reached there at ono
o'clock Saturday mornlng, nnd wero very
klndly recelved. They wero much astonlshed
when they beard by what means wo had made
thetranBlt from Montpelier, and congratulatod
us beartily upon our sale arrlval. We re
malnod with tnem until Monday evenlng, Mr.
Brophy was absent from the clty, but Mrs.
Bropby, her estlmablo daughter and two
sons, made every elTort to render our Btay ln
Montreal pleasant, ln whlch they fully suc
ceeded, and we shall ever teel gratetul to them
lconmuxD OK rOCKTH rAQI.)