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VOL. XXXV. NEWSEIUES VOL.XII BURLINGTON, VT FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 14 I8GG- NUMBER ELEVEN
CEO. W.&. G. C.I!l!MJl)tx
EDITORS ATfD raoeniETOag.
FBIDAT MORNING f-KPTKMBER 14. 18CG
The Third District.
Wc publish to-day the rote on Member of
Congress ol every tovrn in the district with
the exception of three little town. Bcl
vidcia in Lamoille Co., and Illoomfield and
Victory in Kstex Co., which contain in the
aggregate l.ut about 150 voters. Uur ic
tapilulaticm therefore substantially gives the
u-nil: for the distiic:. It shovvsa total vote
of 15,385, of w hich Baxter has 7,172, Hovt
4,421, Biiginvm 3,347, and 445 scattering.
Bax'.r fas a plurality of 2 731 ovtr Iluyt
n::j f 2. 280 over HuU and scattering. The
majority against Baxter, when the scatter
ing rote of Essex Co , not reported , and the
missing towns, are added will be about 1000.
The chief explanatior- of Mr. Maxtor's
levy prepooderat.ee is undoubtedly the cir-cums-ance
that Mr. Hoyt aid Sot receive
vutes enough. Bab there aie some minor
facts worth noting Fur instance the littl-.-tciwn
of Montgomery, in Franklin County
wliii h cast last year lis votes all lot J, and
which contains hut a little over
100 voters, casts now 207 votes for
Baxter! and 223 in all. The town of
Iraburh in Orleans Co , wbijb east lest
year 1M Totes, casts 304 votes, of which
I7 arc for Baxter. The ballot box in that
town contained 35 wore volts than tbeie
were voters on the check list. The catting
down of bis vote to its b-gal limit, in those
two towns alooe, wool! reduce Mr. Baxter's
a2n-tu by over 1541 v How much of
the fame process oi stuffing ballot boxes was
earned on elsewhere, by Mr, Baxter's peo
ple, we cannot say. I lose scrutiny would
proiably show plenty oi it. How many
votes lor Mr. Baxter were bought, no one
knows ; but there are those who profess to
know that they were many. Again, the re
turns from Lamoille County show an un
usual shrinkage in the Democratic vote of
that county, and the heavy figures in Mr.
Baxter's column wdl indicate to the satis
' ctioo of most where it was thrown.
It will, of coarse, be reiuiiu'ired that the
final proof of Mr. BxtrV caiplicity with
office brokerage and c tiupti-in, wrs ob
tained in shape to lay 'r- t'-c public too
late to aflee: the election -t ) late in fact to
react the larger part oi the district, where
Mr Baxter's denial ol the charges was the
list thing before tht people. Doubtless
many cast their votes for Mr. Baxter in the
belief that be was a persecuted man, who
to-day are satisfied of his 2 tilt. Doubtless
manv, misled by false assertions of Mr.
IIoTt's political unsoundness, and personal
unfitness, voiel reluctantly for Baxter as a
choice of evils. We believe that with a more
careful canvass, with a more popular can
didate against faun, and with the added teg.
linionv whub can be secured in the two
months to come, the votes ol the classes and
of the perplexed and di.-gi.sied republicans
who declined to vote at ail, can be rolled up
agiiruit Mr. Raxer, and we do not believe
that be can ever represent t!ii- District again.
The fhtladelnhla Convention.
Aiur the organization of the Convention
of Southern Loyalists at Philadelphia by the
election of Hon. James Speed of Kentucky
as President. A Committee on Resolutions,
and another to prepare an address to the
people were appointed. Scores of resolu
tions wete offered at the assembling of the
Convention ou Wednesday, by different per
sons, read arid referred to the Committee.
One which called opm Andy Johnson to
Ti-'ign was enthusiastically cheered, also an
other proposing that after the final adjourn
ment oi the Convention all ol those dele
gates bo can conveniently do so, join in a
body or send a committee to it. Ixxiie,
taking the route over which the President
traveled, and stopping where be ftoriiied,
with the exception of Auburn.
Another resolution calls for the enforce
mtnt ot the Monroe doctrine, and expressed
a hnpr that Maximilian will noon take
A resolution that there should be no de
late on any future resolution aflercd was
voted down, and the convention adjourned
at 1 P. M., it having been agreed to meet at
half-past seven in the evening, to march to
the Union League Club Houre, and there to
fuse with the Northern Convention the
chairman ol the joint committee to be ap
pointed by the Union league and the officers
of the two conventions to act as officers of
their respective conventions.
Tho turnout in the evening was tremend
ous Broad Street, which is over 100 feet
wide, wa packed fall for a long distance,
and the crowd is estimated as high a: 100,.
000, who stood for hour" listening to (Jen.
Butler, Senator Harlan. John iiinor Botts,
Gen. Sehurz, Senator Wilson and others.
After tho speeches were over a procession was
formed, inarching through the principal
tin Thursday the Convention ic-assembUd,
vd Mr. Cresswell of Maryland read the
addret prepared by the Committee Judge
Sherwood of Texas, oOertd a substitute,
whioh was injected by the Convention, and
the address of the Committee adopted amid
The Committee cn resolutions then made
rejiort. and their rcsoluti.ms were tcvcrally
adopted, with loud cheers, except the one
paT'E" a tribute to the memory ol Lincoln
which wis approved by the rising in silence
the whole body.
Philadelphia Lojal Contention.
srEEcnn or xxpbeszxtjltive mix.
Iloa. A. J. Fletcher, Secretary of State of Ten
nessee, who, when at home is a resident of the
same town with Andy Johnson, made a capital
speech. lie narrated the political history of the
accidental President, whose tailor shop he pas
ses every day as he goes to his office. Heden
monstrated that Andy Johnscn has in turn be
trayed the Whig party, the Democratic party,
the Breckiandje rebels and the Lincoln Unioa-
n,,w te is betraying the negroes, whose
-Moses he promised to be, accepting from them
the present of a gold watch, purchased with
their hard earnings as a tuken of gratitude.
Jow the negroes wish they had the watch back
again, bat Johnson holds ca to that although he
has betrayed and deserted them.
Msjor Gen. Burcside, now Governor cf Rhode
Island, attracted a large audience of "the boys in
bine," and was enthusiastically received. His
remarks were patriotic and earnestly in opposi
tion to treason at the Jorth or at the South,
while it was evident that he regards impartial
MuTrage as inevitable.
I Senator Lane of Indiana, reviewed the situa
! tioB, declaring the trump of judgment should
eoun-i twit re I Be great rebels snail I admitted
, into Congress. He cime to cay Indiana was
1 more in earnest than ever toward the good cause.
, The jieoplc Trill take care of the country. The
nm ,k Mhl, .1.. T e ..l l. .
I bin,! IVnt.u. 1... I 1
. . ni-JlL una KCIl gWIU IU US IfiU gllCU
us protpenty; we snail snooted.
Gen. Chamberlain of Maine, who was recti red
wun great cnthusiasm,stated his sincere gratifies
tion at having an opportunity to express his in-
tercet in the sentiments now prevalent here.
mere was on every band evidence or a determi
nation to testore.prcetrve and protect the Union
and guaranty the rights of every citixen of the
union, everywhere within the Union. He wish
ed to cordially co-operate with all now congre
gated here for this noble work.
Gen. Hawlev, Governor of Connecticut, nude
a short, sharp and decisive speech, in which he
advocated equality of political and civil rights,
anu lie was applauded to the echo.
x-uovernor .Morton or Indian, on being in
troduced as "the man who had in 18t3 crushed
the Knights of the Golden Circle," said that he
felt sad. Within a year and a half after the
close of the war, it is hard to realize the drear?
state or affair!, and there are multmngi and
rebellious utttrances. He said that the rebels
-acre clamorous to be heard in Ccngrees and car
ry out the principles that they could not carry
out in the Bell. The ; access of the loyal men
in the Sooth depends on the success of their
incnas in ine Aorih. ir we lose tbey are exiled. He
expressed a hope that Gen. Grant would not
lean to the Sooth. If we are not successful, it
were better that we let the South go peaceably
without the war. lie hoped in the justice and
goodness of God. and that b; His aid we would
Ex-Governor Yates of Illinois made an elo
quent ant! patriotic appeal to those around him
to sustain Congress in the present contest with
the Executive, aad to stand np manfully in de
manding equal and impartial rights lor all. lie
was the most radical of all the speakers and
closed his remarks with a complimentary alls
sion to Mr. Fred. Douglass, who was preterit
and who was loudly cheered as he cime forward.
Mr. Douglass Heaven would pardon him,
he hoped, if be introduced to their attention
one with whom he bad been associated for
fifty years the negro. In the first plane he re
presented toe Mack race unmistakably; it was
said that be had the blood of one of Maryland's
early Governors in his veins. Then he repre
sented both races connected, and he could say
from personal experience that there could be no
war of races in one body. (Laught-r.) Having
left the land of slavery for the land of freedom,
be could now represent the Sooth and the North
Mr. Douglass asked his feUow-citixena a hat they
proposed to do with the fast black population
of the South some four or fire million! were
they to be a Meeting or a curse to the countrv ?
This was the question which now came home to
us Sll. Statesmanship had but one answer and
it had been uttered by Senator Tales to-day
Philanthropy had but one answer, and it came
from thousands of pulpits and platforms. The
answer was this : Inaugurate a thorough and
complete incorporation of the whole black ele
ment into the American body politic. Anything
else but that, in his judgment, will be an utter
fallacy. There must be an unconditional and
thorough incorporation, with all rights to sue
and to be sued, with a right to all the boxes the
witness box, the jury box and the ballot box.
I From the Detroit Post.
Irreverence in Iligli Places.
An irreverent familiarity with Divinity .wheth
er the conception of that be in the form of cue
God or many, is characteristic of barbarism.
The savage who kneels before his idol for a favor
does not hesitate to abuse it, pound its head,
drive nails Into it, asd even split it up in a fit of
rage if it fails to grant the prayers he lias made
to it- In the gloomy religious lift of the middle
ages, when Christianity was almost quenched by
the immorality and degradation ol its supporters
rather than'bv any persecutions from its cnexiies,
the name of the Almighty lost all its impres
siveness, and the most sacred scenes of its his
tory, the ceremonial rights of its religion and its
honest and most mysterious events were made
the subject of the drama and the most popular
mode of instruction and amusement.
Asa specimen, which is fir superior to t
of that kind of literature, we may take a pro
duction written in the fifteenth century for the
special spiritual benefit of the children, which,
however, gives no adequate idea of the absolute
immorality as well as sacrilege of some of them.
Adam and Eve are introduced washing and dres
sing their children to appear before the Lord.who
hi coming from heaven to hear their lessons.
The Lord himself soon appears seated like a
schoolmaster, with his scholars standing around
him Presently Cam, who, of coarse, is after
time, comes running in with evident signs of
baviBg been in the wars, and with bis head cov
ered, and is rebuked by Adam, whoexelatme :
"What ! with your hat on !" The young pu
gilist then goes up to shake hands with the Al
mighty and gives the wrong one; whereupon
his father cans him, calling out .- "Ah, would
you give your left band to the Lord T" To
crown all, when Cain takes his place in the class,
and begins to say the Lord's Prayer, the Devil,
who w always present on each occasions, gets
behind him, and becins to whisper in his ear.
Thus prompted, Cain, by transposing the words,
reverses the meaning, "exactly as an obstinate
child who knows his lfson,yet decs not ehooee to
say it." A fine poetical justice is "executed"
in the last scene. The good children are to ride
in carriages covered with cold and drawn by
richly caparisoned horses, and be lords and may
ors; while Caiu and the naughty boys and girls
arc made cobblers and tinkers, and have only
cobblers and tinkers for their companions.
iut it appears that in the nineteenth century,
and in the nation that boasts of its Christianity,
and by its most conspicuous personages these
characteristics of the Dark Ages are reproduced.
V e have before alluded to a comparison whi-U
Mr. Johnson instituted between himself and the
Saviour, and the resemblance which he painted
out between his human wisdom that pardoned
rebels and the forgiveness which was granted
through the merits or a Divine passion and sac
In his speech to the delegation of tailors at
Philadelphia, Mr. Johnson was guilty of a like
dkregnd, not simply of good taste, but of good
morals. Be very modestly and delicately said
that he was not unmindful of his early "profes
sion, that, m otberwords, he was not asnamed
of his visitors, and would not forget them. The
fact that such a man once belonged to it, it is
true, was almost praise enough to utter of any
"profession." Evidently feeling at a loss for
eulogies asd fur other names, the mention cf
which after his own would not be punting the
lily and gilding refined glJ, he had but one re
course left. There was but one other Being in
the universe that could by His connection with
it, add hoDorto the "profession." Mi. Johnson
did not hesitate, but plunged boldly on :
'Vtheu wc refer to the profession that you
represent here to-night, in connection with you,
my fellow citizens in common, let me say that
our groat father and head, the Lord of theworlJ,
was a tailor by trade, and when you refer to the
historic account of this thing, you will find that
my remarks are literally true." Genesis, 3d
chap. 2st v.
Nothing bat the literature 0! that unenligh
tened period to which we have already alluded
will furouh anything so unhallowed as this.
We do not mean to accuse Mr. Johnson of mean
ing to be irreverent, ue expressly declirej in
the speech from which wc have oaoted, that be
did not intend to be facetious He probably has
no idea that he is trampling upon and mocking
the most sacred things in life, and is outraging
the feelings of the great mass of Christian com
munities to whom these things are dear.
Correspondence of the Tree Press.
The Late Dean Ilichinoiid.
Albast. Sept S, 1S66.
-Vtr. Edilort of 1 he Fret Prut :
Some recollections of the late Dean
Richmond, by whese death the Democratic party
has sustained a gTeat loss, miy not be without
interest. Whenever there was the slightest
breeze in the political atmosphere, if you would
drop in at the Debvan Hotel the chinccs were
that you would encouater the Deaa. He was a
ma5iivc man, and as he moved about among his
friends, not to say his poppets, he resembled an
elephant among the lesser animals. Xotwith
standing his parsoa-likc attire, a plain sait of
black cloth, the coat an old style dress coat, or
what the sailors call a "claw-hammer jacket," be
yet somehow always seemed to be in a belliger
ant mood. There was a great deal of force ex
pressed in his large featured, full, red face. His
bearing all the while was as if he had his fists
doubled ready to strike a blow. He was a quiet
talker, so far as words were concerned, and yet
it was a scene worth observing to see him "talk
ing it into a man" at the Delavan. Such power
and force were expressed in his commanding
features, person and manner, that his listener
though a well developed rain, always seemed
soft and infantile in comparison with the Dein
The Dean was by no means aristocratic in hi
ways, on the other hand be was eminently dem-
ocritis. Suppose be steps out of the Delavan and
walks down the street. Passing a corner near
the posteffice, we might find him, not now talk
ing politics but puUiag sticks of molasses candy
from an apple-and-candy woman's table on the
side-walk and devouring them.or rather gobbling
them up, or down, with singular avidity. He
was as indifferent what Mrs. GrunJy would ssy
about it, as the ragged urchins at his side who
gsaed with amazement at the Dean's vast capac
ity for sweetness. There was one cth"r place in
Albany where he was sure to be loan J, and that
was at the Capitol whenever an important tail
road question was under consideration. He
looked upon legislation as a skillful chess-player
upon a game of chess. He hail his men well
arranged, and knew how to move them ad van
tageously. Now and then a Senator would get
up a scene by alluding in a very tragic way, to
those gentlemen who sit around this Chamber
and gaze at the Senators upon whom they bring
to bear :he pressure of millions upon millions ot
dollars, accompanied with political power and
influence." but I used to think this rather pleas
ed the Dean It wa3 a tribute to his akin, and
although intended to awaken the soeseienee of
Senators, it always proved entirely harmless and
inefficient in that direction.
I'ESIDI.T JOHXSOX'S SPEECH AT CLEVE
LAND. The following ate extracts from the
speech the President made to the crowd at
Cleveland, Ohio, on Wednesday, as reported
by telegraph :
Notwithstanding the subsidised tone of hire
lings and traducerr. I have discharged all my
duties and fulfilled all my pbdgts. and I say
here to-night that if my predecereor had lived
the vials of wrath would have been poured out
upon him. (Cries of "Never ." "Three cheers
for the Congress of the United States !") I
came here, as I have been called upon, f r the
purpose of exchanging views, and of ascertain
ing if wc could who was wrong. (Cries of "It's
you.") That was my object fat appearing before
you to-night, and I want to say this, that I have
lived among the American people and have rep-"
resented them in some public capacity for the
last twenty-five years, and where is the man or
woman who can place his finger upon any single
act of mine deviating from any pledge of mine,
or in violation of the Constitution of the coun
try? (CbeenC) Who is he? What language
oc spt i w nat religion does he profess ."
Who csa come and place his finger upon one
pledge 1 eer violated or one principle I ever
rroed fdse to .' (A voice "How about New
Orleans!") (Another vowe "Hang Jeff Da
vis !") Hang Jeft Davi, he says -(cries of no
an 1 down with him ) Hang Jeff. Davis, he says.
lA voice Hang Thd. Stevens, and Wendell
Phillips.") Hang Jeff. Davis . Why don't yon
una; nun : i-nesci"giveus toe opportunity.)
Have ton not got the Court ? Have you not got
the Attorney General ? (A voice "Who is your
Chief Justice who has refused to sit upon the
trial ?") I am not Chief Justice; I am not the
piosecutuig Attorney; I am not the Jury. 1
will tell you what I d; 1 do. 1 called upon your
Congress that is trying to break up the govern
ment. (Cries of '-You be d d" and cheers,
mingled with hisses great conAsnoo "Don't
get mad, AnJy.") Well, 1 win tell yon who is
mad; whom the Gods wish to destroy tbey first
make mad. Did your Congress order any of
them to be tried ? (Three cheers for Congress.)
If I were disposed to nlav the orator, and Ahl
in declamation to-night, 1 would imitate one of
the ancient tragedies, and would take William j
H. Seward and bring him before you, and point 1
you to the hacks and scars upro his person. (A j
owe --uou oiess mm : ) 1 would exhibit the
bloody garments, saturated with gore from his
gushing wounds; then I would ask yon, why not
1 .1 . r-. . . ... ... -
uuig lnau. otevensand nendetl l'hiilipe 7
Some of you talk about traitors in the South
who have not courage to get away from your
uomes ana ngut tnem. ( Laughter and sheers. )
Now when brave men have returned home, many
of whom have left an arm, or a leg, or their
blood, upon many a battle field, they find you at
home, speculating and committing frauds on the
government Laughter and cheers. You pre
tend now to have great respect and sympathy
for the poor, brave fellow who has left an arm
on the battlefield. Cries, "Is this dignified ?"
I understand yon; you may talk about the dig
nity of the President Cries.-How was it about
his making a speech on the 23d of February ?"
I have been with yon in the battles of this coun
try, aad I can tell you furthermore, to-night,who
has to pay these brave men who shed their blood.
You've speculated, and now the great mass of
the people havo to work it out Cheers.
I5ut, fellow citiaens, let this all pass. I can not
for my dignity. There is a certain portion of
our countrymen who will respect a eitisen when
ever he is entitled to respect, A voice 'That
is so.' There is another cf them that have no
respect for themselves, and consequently they
have no respect for any one else. A voice
"Traitor." I know a man and a gentleman when
ever I meet him. I bare only to look in his
face.ind if I was to see yours by the tight of day,
I do not doubt that 1 should see cowardice and
treachery written in it. Laughter and cheers.
If you ever shoot a man, you will do it in the
dark, md pull the tricger when no one is by to
see you. Cheers 1 understand traitors. I
have been 6ghting them at the South end of the
line, and we arc now fighting them in another
direction. Laughter and cheers. I came hero
neither to criminate nor to recriminate, but when
attacked, my plan is to defend myself. Cheers
I tell you, my countrymen, that though the
powers of hell and Thad. Stereos and his gang
were by, they could not turn me from my pur-pt-sc.
There is no power that could turn me,
except you and the Uod that spoke me into ex
istence. In concluding, the President said :
He thought the time hid come when those who
had enjoyed fat offices for four years should give
way for those who had fought for the country,
hence it was seen why he was assailed and tra
duced. He had visited them in the field, and,
God wdling, he would stand by them. He bad
turned aside from the thread of his remarks, to
notice the insult sought to be ziven him. When an
insult was offered, he would resent it in a proper j
manner, but ue was tree to say, he had no re
vengeful or resentful feeling. All he wanted
when war was over, and peace had come, was for
patriotic and Christian men to rally round the
tlag of the country in a fraternal hog, and re
solve that all shall perish rather than that the
Union shall not be restored. While referring to
the question of suffrage, some one in the crowd
asked htm "How about LouisUai?" To which
he replied, "Let the negro vote in Ohio before
you talk about their voting in Louisiana."
When Mr. Johnson asked the people to
sustain bim. he did not expect such an em
phatic answer from Vermont. jV. Y. Trt
btine. As LvuDEiT at PniLADEti-nu. A cor
respondent of the Cincinnati Gazette relates
the following as happening at the Philadel
phia Convention :
While Doolittle was speaking, ScrgctnUat
Arms McClosky, late of the Charleston Coavcn
hn.?Ml fintllf, nf whisker to a stumd
radical reporter to pass up to the platform. Of
course he wanted it to be slipped up quietly
The reporter did not seem to understand me
Democratic way, and held it up as hh as pos
sible he reached it up over the stage. For a
moment every Democratic eye was cn it, all lips
in sight of the reporter's table gave an instinc
tive smack. But it was not just the thing to
have that bottle there, and the reporter seemed
inclined to hold it up till some one took it. At
last a Vice President advanced across the plat
form made a raid upon it, and hiding it under
his coat, took It where it could be appreciated,
."Icmhcrol Congn, Jd District
Ilort. Baxter, ririgbam.
BikersGeU. 89 CO SO
Berkshire, 39 135 48
Enesburg, 102 118 21
Fairfax, 90 172 SO
Fairfield, 29 142 20S
Fletcher, 18 4 72
Franklin, 83 119 28
Georgia, 98 101 11
Hrgbsate, 12S SI 123
Montgomery, 10 207 0
Riehford. 174 -IS 10
Sheldon, 84 91 01
St. Albanf, 808 S27 174
S wanton, 178 42 109
1317 1718 1017
GRAND ISLE COUNTY.
Isle La Matte,
84 126 40
44 44 24
IS 27 98
20 21 19
12 10 62
125 281 11
60 151 C6
47 106 28
11 76 15
116 51 142
145 92 19
111 99 88
9 288 58
21 61 6
4 161 81
524 1072 3H
Lqiif 11 burg.
Albany, 22 119 SB
Barton, Wi 187 60
Browaington, 51 90 4
Charleston, 24 189 II
Coventry. -16 96 11
Craftsbary, 40 162 27
Derby, 80 185 47
Glover. 21 124 44
Greensboro, 32 101 44
Holland, 2 75 80
Irasburgh, 47 175 8
Jay, 28 67 17
Lowell, 29 82 89
Mngan, 6 !K
Newport, 87 141 58
Salem, 7 60
Troy. 92 181 76
Westfield, 16 59 18
Westmore, 8 48 16
751 2147 596
Chht Co. complete, 1843 1761 1947
Essex " 10 town, SA1 248 283
Franklin complete, 1817 1718 1017
Grand Isle" complete, 124 231 161
Lamoille ' 9 towns 621 1082 392
Orleans " complete 751 2147 696
4421 7172 8347 445
Jn-ilre of the I'eacu Electtl September
II imsbi sou. Elmer Beccbcr, Harmon
I'oby, Joseph Landon, Loreoxo Murray. W.
J. Douglass, Spencer Mead, Henry Palmer.
Cou-ursTin. John t"pr.m, A. O. Hood,
B. B. llinc. A. A. Allen. Ira O. Bars.tow,
Homer Porter, J. D. (isle. II. W. Austin.
A. C. Ballard. A. C Brownell, H. W.
Goodwir, T. S. Brownell.
IltNTiNur.ix. A E. Bites, Solomon
Johns. G. B. Andrews, H. R. Norton. Haw
Icy N. JuuVon.
Tin. Falnrilir Vnsuoiil State ttwl rrrv
England AfErlniltura! ar!rtl.
Rep rted for the Free Press.
BuATTuaoai, Vt, Sept 4.
The a1inu.1l Tair i4 i'uv New England and
VmiM.t April ult nral Sovtaiea li:t verv ia-
Miral.iy- The iutrkxf aiiklci, f-ir exhibition
Monday wen- very large, extaally of valua-
1 1, Mock. The- display of honr, aheep and
.attle w the largest ever made in Vermont if
-t m Ni w England. The attrndaBcu at this
.rly day is very large anl the capacity of the
!i .uln wan exhausted early to-day. Every train
! -rings- large numlxn of visitoiM and exhibitors.
A gn at number of private houses have been
op. cul for the scoommodation of people atten
ding the Fair.
Tin Fair in held upon the (.rounds of the
Windham County Park Association, about one
mile south of the village. The ground were
seed during the war by the Government as mil
itary headquarters fortius State, and when they
urt-re no limner needed the barracks were pur
. !iacd by th. officers of the Vermont State Ag
vultural Society, and converted into buildings
: tin- um of i-xbihitioua. The grounds are
, ral hundred fief above the Connecticut Riv
r. contain SS acres, and for the purposes of a
l'..ir are unburpansed.
THE naST DAT.
Tnodar was devoted mainly to rsrriBi and
the arrangement of articles for exhibition. Tho
entries eccdcd even tho expectations of the
mi iet nangnine friends of the Fair. At the close
of the da the following entries had been made:
Ilorwi, 159; cattle, 200; ahcep, 330; swine, a";;
flour, grain and seed, 11; vegetables, S3; but
ter, S; cheine, 3; agricultural implements, 112;
poultry, CC; fruit and fiowerd, 10; miaceUancoos,
10a. The entries in the mechanical and floral de
partmeuta w,-n- not nearly as large as oxpected,
-ud the appearance of the Lufldingii assigned
to these il pattmcntb was not very favorable.
The re eipts yesterday were over 11000, and the
.umber of pcopk on the groandu exceeded two
ori:io audbqm or JtnoE CoLarus.
At tn-! e o'clock the opecing address aw
made h Hon. J. W. Cotburn, of SpriiiKt'nM,
l"reidiiit of tb Vermont State ARrv'tiltnral
Society. After congratulating tl.c friends of
tin-Sm-kt iipim the tavorabli- anepi-i-, nndei
which the Sixtu nth Annual Fair w a -pi ned,
the judge alliubil with pride to tht potiu
which Viruioi't ociupii-K as an agricultural
state. We raie the niotd wheat and corn p r
acre of any state in the Union. Oar abet -p 'o
the inoht valuable i'i the world. That this is true
k attributed in a great part to the intcre-t
created bj our Stat- aud ( onuty Fairs. He,
howeitr, regretted tliat in our zual forsupre"
inacy in agricultural matt era we had neglected
to cultivate othr branches of indosiry- We
are too sawn agricultural. We nl a more di
versified industry. He hoped by encouraging
home mdmdryvcrrn-cial!y manufacturing, that
our farmers would find a ready market at their
own doors for their innducU and our State be
pi-opled by a million of inhilijlantc, instead of
by a third of that number. AUuding to tho
N. 1 Society, he hoped that by their united
efforts tbey would be enabled to accomplbh
The Judge's remarks were ih received,
though, as it had beon announced that they
crc to U made Wednesday, there were but fc.v
In the cicmng a laeetiug was held in the
Town Hall, for discussion upon agricultural
subjects. Dr. Loaixo, President of tho New
England Agricultural Society presided, and
speeches wcro made by Messrs. Andcn-on of
Maine. Mcrriam of Mass., fiflesof Conn., and
others. Theso meetings are intended to bo
1 prominent feature of the Fair, and aro to be
j held cveryevening.
WBOjrrsDav "ECOd bat.
Bbattlkbobo, Vt, Sept
The seccud J ly of the Fair threatened to be
a failure, on account ot run; bat about ten
o'clock the clouds broke away, and the tan
caac oat most intensely hot. The crowds of
psopls attending have been receiving Urge ac
cession from every direction. The road to the
ground has been completely thud all day with
teams, gome and rettrrnirg. It is estimated
that there were 10,000 people apon the grounds
The following notes were taken during a
hasty visit to Mechanics' H ill.
The entries in this departiuen wete largely 1
increased to-day. Vermont, however, is bat
tUmly represented here, most of the articles
tnrng from Massachusetts. There were ten cr
twelve different kin' Is of mowisa-maehines.
three of which were from ttrmout, one by Boys
it Co., one by II F. II-riiLtcn, and one by
John Gore, all ol BrattUW'.. Oat of six cr
tight horse rake, t' e only one from this State
exhibited by Go . KinAilluf Springfield.
Baldwin's patent Automatic Litho, masaCtc-
tared at West Bratthh... , itt: --M considerable
attention. There were -wr ;'.,rly ph,wt and
cultivator on exhibition, ui-.-t, if not all, from
Other Xew England States. Cbas. Waiawright
of Jfariingtcn exhiiits his will known Grain
Separator "Queen f !'-.. !i.r..t." Tht
foundry of Clark k Co.. Ifcli k F-iils, :s repre
sented by different atti-!. To 1.1 titio all the
different washing imcbiiK, wrlu.n u-iohines,
&c , would take edumas. Tr,. Excelsi. r Hay
Lifter cf H. WilUrd. Ver ol , sVnld be
At eleven 0 clock, after tb.- aw -.utine.it of
vacancies on the committees, an adii-ess was de
livered by Dr. Giv. B. Loriug of Salem, Uvh ,
President of the New Knglud Agricultural
mi i-rei.M. a. fur'?.
Dr Lonni cimaejced bye u.rn.ilitinir the
Society on its success and N'iw England apon
ncr prosperity anil the influence see is cxritine
en use intellectual ana material prtgrcs cr toe
try. ins members ot th: New En eland
Agricultural Society may rvjjice that there it
oat success in i institution in which the sons
of New England are joined r mutual improve-
: and for the cultivat.on ct tint internal
feeling which gives strength acl vir to every
ripir. Aoanrre is Agriculture iL.inraged as
the United Statet In I. t,i-D countries all
the benefit from Agri"ultuial j urr-M is accrues
to the n"bility, and a!) imrr, env -.tt are intro
duced by them. No so in tt;;i. AM im
provements ipring from tLe 1'.. mud of an 'nteh
igent people and re-l-urd V tHir benefit
Wherever the Americar c s h cirric with
him the right of freehold and the r' p' nsibili-
cr cititensbip Hence bis faru na is better
organised and conducted with n .'c regard to
strict economy cf forces as. J lit. r Ine im
portance of a practical agtii.u!ttiral (-location
was dwelt upon. But, he went on k .-.y, not serf,
dom, nor peasantry, nor bonla.e of any kind
can etndoct Agriculture in acceidicce with the
demand of a free people. It.ti.'.- 1 rt. U reg
ulated labor must overspread this t c.inent In
enter to raise our people to the highest standard
of citizenship this principle of :.-tc and intelli
gent moor must be re-- pi i 1 . rtn -md South,
and th federal aulhori'y s'; ul I enforce this
Dr L. estimated the grain c- p of the United
States m 1SW, at fci,-V!0,(KK,i--;i The value
of the cotton crap when suljectel to fret labor
could haidly be ettinutted.
Kim that tht war has olird, we ua.y look for
such an increase of agncult ji al enterprise, as
has seldom been wituessed. The Suathaest will
teel this,and the stimulus given to Uutera man
uffc.turea wiU furui-ti the New En;Und farmer
with local markets for sI th" riducts of his
field and orchard, garden and dairy, and when
this time shall have arrival, the hih -jt North
era civtlixition will have r. n tut, d the whole
ceuntry, the light of New KlwI -Vols wiU I
nave wen stic-l into the d .rk. - iUctg. wtw
England demands the most useful sericulture,
and is annually improving in h rt. culture, pom
ology, field ctvptoustruotion of !uil lings, 4c.
The addreM closed with a well d srvtd trib
ute to tht early farmers ef New I;lmd, and
an earnest wish that the rural tastes vt our fath
ers might be restored.
ru.au. ha' l
Was very tastily arranged and t. :.ie f the ar
ticles exhibited rich and valuable. Among other
things, we noticed a large lot of 1 dutiful o3
paintings of W. Gilmrre of Br.i il-.-U-ro. air.
A. F. Styles of Burlington, exb.biud some of
his topolar views of Vermmt iv-nerr. A
Knitting Machine, nude at Springfield, Mass.,
was quite a curiosity. A Urge aad beautiful as
sortment of flowers was shown by Dexter Snow
of Chicopee Mass. Miss Brown of Brattleboro,
also had a fine collection of fhwers. A most
beautiful specimen of worsted work, made by
Mrs. Char Ueur cf Brattleboro, wag much ad
mired. The design was the French and Ameri
can Flags intertwined. Powers & Story of Bur
lington, were on hand as usual, with a large
assortment of Cabinet Organs. Tiie exhibition
of fruit was not very large; it was much inferior
to that frequently seen at Chittenden County
At three o'clock P. M. the track was ekartd
THE BACKS. j
The first race was for a parse ot fifty dollars, j
best 3 in 5; out to all four year old horses. 1
There were four tarries, three from Vermont,
one by Letter Fish of Ira; ore, " Burlington
Chief," by J. & Gait of Burlington; one by
m. nooawon 01 rurn. y. and one from .Mas- ,
-chuset.s Tht race wa, easily won b, Bur- '
lington Chief" in three straight heats, " To..- :
sty." owned by Fiab. coming in second, r.mc: j
1st heat, 3.0!1; 2d, 2.o0; 3d. 3.0ft. j
Between the heats of this race there was a '
rsrming race of half mile dash, between two!
thtroagh bred;, "Eureka" and " Kentucky 1
Belle," both owned by W. W. Chtntry of Bd- j
mont, Mass. Eureka came in a little ahead in '
, (21- 1
Tht second raie was fur a t.ura of two kn..
purse of two hun
dred dollars, for stall'-ms of eight years and
over, best three in five, liiere were sixteen en
ries for tb s purse, but only three of the horses
appeared for the race. The horses which com
peted were, " Young Himbleuniao," from
Springfield. Mass., "Jimmy Lyman," of Wn. 1
Chester, N. II., and "Whalebone " from Bar- ,
lington. This purae was w. n by the Burlington
borse, "Whalebone," easily 1-ading tht others
and winning in three straight heats. Time ,
1st heat, 2.45; 2d 2.12; 3d 2. 11 J. The fi.e '
trctting of "Whalebone" attracted general ad- J
Ethan Allen was on tbe track during tbe ra- .
ces, ami gave a short specimen of his trotting. '
He is now ownad by J. E. Maynarl of Boston. '
Tbe second dty oi the Fair has been more j
successful that tbe first. Tht total receipts to- -
day were from 1.700 to $2,000, and there '
have been numerous entries made in all de- ',
Several dittinguished speakers are expected 1
to-morrow, including ex-Gov. Andrew tf Mas-
sachusctts, and the Governors of several New '
There have been several cases of pocket-pick- j
It is reported that a hdy, on os of .
he trams from the Siuth, lost SE00 in this
way. A man on the grounds was so extremely
foolish as to tend his gold wat. h to a stranger.
It has not yet been returned
The annual meeting of the " Wool Growers
Association" takes place to-night at the Town
T11UHSD.1T THIBD DAT.
Brattlecoeo. Sept 6.
The third day "of the Fair opens clear and
warm with every appearance of being a "scorch
er." People continue to arrive arid where the
imasenre number of strangers find lodging is a
ntfetsry. The hotels arc crowded, eve rr earner
and crevice being converted into a sleeping place
while nearly every private house Is a temporary
To dvy is devoted to the exhibition of horses.
Besides the trial of draft horses, &c, there are
to be running races aad a tml for a tirs of
wo hundred dollars for marcs and geldings of
New England. Many valuable bonis are en
tered, bat their nistts cannot be Iearacd as yet.
I Demies those who eomprted yestenhv. W. W.
I Chenerr of Belmont. Mas'., has eieht ibarouzh
The display of stock is quite arg and noted
for its average qualitr than for any parti
sap 1 neity. Vermont of course furnishes
a fcrge portion of the cheep on exhibition, while
Maisactosetts and Connecticut Uka the lead
la memoes wa noticed some fwe peas owned
by H. W. 3. A Deo of Vergeeaes, S. B. Sum
ner, Bristol. Vt. B. D. Searle. Franklin Hooker,
W. D. Wright and ColE. S. StowtH, Cornwall,
V t. Tl 1 latter gentleman has no kte than ten
pens of (at merino sheep, among others a buck
for which he has been offered l.i,000 and mi
nes at over 820,000. Geo. Campbell of West
minster, Tt , the prince of sheep breeders, is on
hand with eight or ten pens. J. D. Wheat,
Patnty. Vt., exhibits a pen of ewta for the
Tht only long wool sheep from Vermont are
owned by B. A Bank. East Bark. Vt
Tho best exhibition of cattle is mad by W. W.
Chtntry of Betamt, Mat. He has tight bulls
and bull calves and Uehe cows and hifr.
Their breed is known as the Dutch or Holstein.
Among them is the famous ball " Voa Tromp,"
weisrhing 2,800 lbs. Mr. Chentry is tho owner
of tht Highland Stock Farm at Belmont, Mast.,
and is a large bleeder and importer of cattle.
Tho mammoth bull "IloHacder" owned by
Smith ami Stevens of Barre, Mass., belongs to
the samt breed and weighs ever 2,300 lbs.
Among Vermont exhibitors A. G. Blood of Prce
tonville. Vt., has the largo boil "The Prince of
Orange. ' Chat. Cutler, Brookline. Vt has
"Roan Duke," a fiat looking animal, and Cbas.
K. Gray of MontpeBtr, has'-Doke of Dundale."
A. M. Wirralow and Sons, Patnty, Vt have a
larsr number of foe looking short boms. An
Imm'LSc white cx owned by H. G.White. Fram-
ngham. Mats., should be mentioned. His
weight was 3,000 lbs.
The display of swine was very small. The
only entries from Vermont, were by S. 4 W.
Allen of Vergennes. These Eendemen also ex
hibited aKut five-sixths of the poultry.
Th press ia largely represented, reporters for
rdl tht principal papers hi Massachusetts being
present, as well as for Hartford. Conn., and
Xew lork papers. Through the foresight of
the managers of the Fair, they aro provided
with most excellent accommodation!. The Ver
mont Rtcard is issuing a daily edition daring
The receipts and attendance to-day have ex
ceedtd the expectations of ad. The weather
has been very hot asd a steady breete has only
mated stcrme of dost, without seeming to al
lay the heat The track is very dotty acd ia
seme places ipite rough. It is however very
level and probably better than the average of
country courses. The day being devoted prin
cipally to the exhibition ct horns for premiums
but little can be said till after the results are
made known. In fancy matched teams, Mr. II.
6. Putnam of Bennington, had tht fastest
team. Tbey turned a mile in 2.5i There
were four entries in this class.
The most exciting afmir to-day was the race
of marts and geldings for a purse of two hun
dred dollars . There were four entries :
O F. Boggles. Fitehborg, Mite., named b.
g - Capt. Liwrtaes."
C P. Wditteemb, Boston, narael b. m.
R. H. Rome, Ladlsw, Vt, !. g. " Colum
bus." J. H. Woodman, Bennington, Vt, b. m.,
" Dolly Boot"
The two latter, being objected to, on the
ground that tbey were owned out of New ling
land, were withdrawn, leaving only "Captain
Lawrence" acd " Grace" to complete for the
parse. " Lawrence" easily won the first two
heats, and the third after a elese race, thus win
ning the race in three straight heats. Bttwcen
these heats, Mr. W. W. Chentry cf Belmont,
Mass. again broo-ht on two thorough bred
three yctr old fillies, which ran a half mile with
but little difltrenee in 1.02J.
A. II. Bellows of Walpcle, N. II., exhibited
his beautiful black six-horse team to the vast
.Mr. W. II. Talmadge of New Vork,
alto drove his fine bay tandem team upon the
track between the ht.
These were the only exhibitions cennected
with the Fair to-day. The Judges have been
busy to-day ,king up their report, which will
Wn tomorrow morning.
The following is the total number of entries :
Cattle of all kinds 281 ; Sheep 227 ; Horses
187; Wool and Flax 4 ; Flour, Grain, Seeds
and Gnet 16 ; Vegetables 26 ; Butter 5 ;
Cheese 5 ; So gar and Honey 20 ; Agricultural
Impltmtnts 145 ; Articles manufactured from
lenther 6 ; Miscellaneous 1 10: Articles in Floral
Tnc grcunds are covered with customary side
shows, sating stands &c The committee, how
ever, made-a mistake in allowing these vul
tures to ettibliih themselves inside of the track
lnr tents and sheds interfered seriously with
VHw of tbe ,rck nm the Judges'stacd and
A 'e "" from Ohio, was aa Institution
in hb W,y ,Bd Jrtw l,rS crowds, attracted
nWre Frhaps by his good natnred jokes than by
Roper's steam Mrrhge was a prominent object
on the grounds.
The "Monitor." which will be remembered
u7 'he citizens at .Burlington, still lives and
furnishes amusement for crowds in tbe shape of
stereoscopic views ic.
Thimble riggers aad other gentlemen of this
class throng tbe grounds seeking to "turn an
honest penny." Pickpockets ply their avocation
w!,h considerable success. John Dutton of
Hardwick, Vt. goes home some S150dollars
poorer through tbir efforts-
The police arrangements are very good indeed
and the disturbances, considering the number
in town, very few. The citisesi on Main Street
were excited this morning about half past one 1
o'clock by a man running up the street shouting
t "murder." A rally was at once mads for tho j
t assistance of the unfortunate victim when it wat
found that .11 his alvrm was earned by a drua
ken lrty, who had assailed his position in front
of the American House, but had not Injured
The number of visitors to the Fair is largely,
augmented by every train. The morning train
from Fitchburgh to-day brought two thousand '
persons. For theaecommodation ol persons who
are unable to find lodging ia town, extra trains j
are run to the neighboring villages where there I
s more room. Some ide m ly be formed of the
number of people attending the Fair, from the
fact that at the "Brattlcboro House"aIene some
four hundred persons find lodging and the
table boarder senmber as many as eight handled.
Great credit is due to the committee of which
Col. P. M. Waiteia chairman, for their exer
tions to furnish lodgings for strangers.
A grand trot for a purse of two hundred dol
lars between Ethan Allen and Fearless, a New
Yrk mare, promises to be very interesting.
Among the arrivals to-dvy were Senators
Edmunds and Poland and Representatives .Mor
rill and Wesdbndge. Other dbtioguUhed per-
sons are expected to-night.
tub ns.vL rtACBS.
RiUTTLEBOKO. Vt., Sept. 7.
This, the list diy of the Fair, though a great
soceess, bu not had w Urge an attendance as
the hut two days. This is generally the case.
since a Urge class of visitors do not care to see
tbe races, which characterize the dosing day cf
all Fails, The attendance, however, was by no
means rasigmfieaM. It is estimated that as
awny as eight thousand persons were on the
ground to-dy. The receipts were about fifteen
hundred dollars. A description of the weather
would be 00I7 a repetition of what has been raid
of every day; that it could not be more favora
Tht first thing on the programme to-day was
the exhibition of stallions over cubt years aid
mra premium. There were several entries in this
class, of which. " Young Ethan." by Holbbird
A Satterly of Shtlbarn.anl three others, one by
Mr Cole of Ladlow, one y Mr Cbapin of Ben
Biagton. awl one by .Mr Barker of Castleton,
wert from Vermont. Dunnz the exhibition
Young Ethan" and the stsllioc "Young
HambletcniaB," owned by Mr Robertson of
pnagfield, Mass., each turned a mile in 2.15.
At ten o'clock tbe exhibition of carriage
horses took place
At 11 o'clock the dense mass of people Sock
ed around the Judges' stand to listen to ex-Gov.
Andrew's Address. The speaker and other in
vited guests were escorted to the stand by a
large proccsrion of citizens and friends of the
Fair. There wert in the procession besides Gov.
Andrew. Governors Bumside of Rhode Island
and DtHingham of Vermont. Hon. Luke P.
Poland anl Hon. F. II Woodbrklge. Dr. Linn.
President of the N". E. Agricrltural Society,
Ju Ige rolburn. President cf tbe Vermont State
Society, Hon. Daniel Netdham, Sec'y cf the
N. 11 Society, and ether distinguish! centle
men. General Burcekle was especially com
plimented by the vsat audience Governor Dil
lingham was then introduced by Judge Colburc,
after tut applause had subsided. The Governor
declined to make an address as he had been an
nounced to do, but, after a few brief remarks,
alluding to tbe ft that all the ether New Eng
kad Governors were attending the Convention
at Philadelphia instead of being present, intro-
dne-d General Barnside. Governor of Rhode
The General' appearance was the signal for
the most deafening aad rrotooged cher. After
quitt bad been restored, the General briefly re
turned thanks for tbe hearty reception and gave
way to ex Governor Andrew of Massachusetts,
who was most appropriately introduced by Gov
ernor Dillingham. Gov. Andrew took as his
subject, "Diversified Industry m its rehttnn;to
tbe prosicrily of American Farmers." The
subject was, of course, well handled by the
speaker, and bis views fully enforced by facta
aad figures. Tbe address though occupying
nearly an hour and a half in delivery, was lis
tened to with the closest attention throughout
At three o'clock P. M., there was an exciticg
running race between the thoroughbred fillr,
"Rurkja," cf W. W. Chenery of Belmont.Mass.,
and a bay gelding owned by a Mr. Sawton, res
idence not ascertained. Ruriea won the race in
two straight heals, the best time being 2 OSJ.
An impromptu race had been arranged in the
meantime for a purse, the Society offering $100
ami each horse adding twenty dollars.
J. K. Maycard, of Boston, named ch. g.
Josh Billings," Lewis Putnam of Brattleboro,
named "Mazeprn," withdrawn before the race,
W. II Walker of Brattleboro, named b. g. Samp
son." The first heat was won easily by "Simp
son," in 2. 1 1. "Billings" was withdrawn alter
the first heat and " Sampsoa " took the
purse. Best two in three, mile heats.
The last feature of the I air was the grand
race between "Ethan Allen" aDd "Grace" or
'Fearless," a Bctton mare. A great crowJ hail
assembled to witness tbe last public performance
of the old veteran, as his owner intends this
shall be. "Ethan" was entered by his owner,
Geo. C. Maynard of Boston, and "Grace'.' by
C. F. Whitcamb, also of Boston. In the first
hAt "Grace" had the inside. "Ethan" led off
several length , which distance he kept till the
home stretch, when the marc closed up the gap
but came in a length behind. The second heat
was a repetition of the first, though more closely
contested, "Ethan" winning by a "throat
latch." Time 1st heat, 2.38: 2d, 2.391.
"Ethan," though now 17 years old, still dis
plays those wonderful qualities which have made
him so cetehrated, but his friends will rejoice at
the determination of his owner to withdraw him
from the race course altogather.
Thu endit the third fair of tht New Eoxh d
Agricultural Society, and the fourteenth of the
Vermont State Society. Though united as far
aa regardH the exhibiticu of article", the Ver
mont State Society bore all tin expniM-i and
took all tbe receipts, the New England Society
inertly lending its name and prestige. While
the iTesielcnU ami Secret trien of tho two socie
tim co-operated with each other, the virtual
management of the fair was in the hands of tbe
Vermont Society. Its officers appointed tho
Marshall, and in faet had tho complete direc
tion of tht ground. The oEkerx of the two So
cieties are iwrfeetly vatinried with tho result of
tbe fair. Pecuniarily and as regards attend
ance, it was a complete success. Tho total
number of peoplo who visited the grounds aro
estimated at fifty thousand, and the receipts
will foot up about fifteen thousand doUare. The
profits of course go to the Vermont Society, and
will coneidciably increase its funds, which last
year amounted to about eight thousand dollars.
Still there, is a feeling among many .candid
judges, that the Fair was hardly what ought to
have been expected from the united efforts of
tho six New EngUnd States. Mastachusetta
exhibited a, wan natuial, a Urge proportion of
the articles. Still Bier manufacturing interetts
were poorly representeiL In cattle she tock
probably four-fifths of the premiums. Connec
ticut and New Hampshire had a small number
of articles, whDe Rhode IfUnd and Maine ex
bibiteil comparatively nothpg. Vermont ef
course excelled in sheep and tarnished probably
the most hoi bc. Utru her exhibition may be
tsid to oad, and tho question arises, what woi'd
tbe Vermont ftate Fair have been alone.
Manifeatly, it weald litre consisted of a large
- I collection of merinoc she.p and a few horses.-
There would havo been but few. cattlo ami afe-
chanic Hall would have been almost vacant
It a certainly a credit to the State that tht rais
es horses of such excellent character, and that
her reputation for heep breedinc Is world wlda.
But sho should not stop here. Aa Judga Cot
burn remarked ia his speech before tho Wool
Growers' Association, "Wears too much agri
cultural. On account of cur exclusive devotioa
to sheep raising, we neglect other and mors tfti
r"rtant interests, and as a consequence though
an agricultural people, suffer ourselves to bt.
out-done at Agriciltural Fairs. We nend a
more diversified industry, and until our ptopU
act upon this principle we shaU see no perma
nent increase in iiopulatioa."
W e are indebted for favors to Messrs. Henry
CUrk and Daniel Xeedham, the Secretariat of
the Vermont Stale aid N. E. Societies, to CoL
Goodlme, Chief Marsha! and ;hi asaintaata.
especially Capt. Frank O. Sawyer of Burlington.
to Ol S. 31. Wait and the Citizens Committee of
llratlleboro, by whom the members of the Prami
were pmvKl.il with most excellent quarUrt at
the hoiiM' of Jtr. il. II. Fanwworth, at tho x
pra of the Society.and toother officers of both
The St. Albans Messenger in its persist
ent allu'tons to the Burlington Post Office,
as an explanation of our opposition to Mr.
B ixter, imputes to us the highest motive it
is capable of conceiving. Its own course
furnisher abundant proof of this. Tbe
Mtssenytr supported Mr. Baxter when its
editor was an applicant lor the St. Albans
Post office. When the office was given to
some one else, the Messenger bitterly opposed
Mr. liixtcr. vVhen a new arrangement was
undo by which the Messenger man obtained
a third eharc in the emolument of tho Post
offiec, the Messenger changed to a supporter
of Mr. Baxter as suddenly as it did from ths
upport of Mr. Poland to that of Mr. Mor
rill : and the taking away of lU ibare ia
the plunder would unquestionably array It
again, to the extent of its feeble ability,
against the hand that now provides it with
its rations of pap. Such a journal can
neither help or hurt any man ; but for very
sbamc one would suppose it would nevtr
allude to u post office again.
Fatal Accident. George Piatt, youngest
eon of James S. I'latt of Colcbcuter.a boy of
12 years, was killed Thursday evening by a
fall from i horse. lie had ridden to tht
Post Office and was returning, when at is
s upposed. the horse stumbled and fell, throw
ing him 08, and in recovering himself, step
ped on the boy's head fracturing the skull.
The horse dragged bim a little way with ons
foot caught in the stirup, and then stopped,
where passers-by found him. Medical as
sistance was immediately procured, but be
died More morning. He was a fine boy asd
the pet of the family.
This is what KinsclU. Johnson's new
Postmaster at Brooklyn, said in the columns
ot his paper of the President after the 4th
at .viartti inauguration sceno :
"Johrson is comparatively eniltleas. Tht
patty leaders who nominated Johnson, and who
advocated his election, knowing his habits and
aa cuaracier, are ine parties who ought to be
impeached, and they will be impeached before
an august tribunal of the American neonle. A
gentleman when sober never becomes a thor
ough ruffian even in his cups. In vino teriUs.
Johnson drunk is but Johnson sober with the
mask off af Aearf a boastful, loa-ired, fisie
serrins brajjart .'"
Vermont Elzctio.. When the intelli
gence ol a largely increased Republican
majority in Vermont was received at Pbila
delfhia, the thanks of the Convention were
voted to tbe loyalists of Vermont for the
rebuke given by them at the polls to Andrew
At the New York Republican State Con
vention at Syracuse, tho news was greeted
with three cheers.
VERMONT ! We need say ncthing lor Ver
mont, for the gallant little State has spoken
for herself. AH honor to her and to her
true and gallant sons. Nobly have they led
off in the grand campaign of 1SC6. In tho
face of the licst efforts of the ' my policy"
party, a gain of from five to seven thousand
Union majority shows how true they are to
the cause of freedom and equal justice to
alL They take no backward step. May
their noble example be emulated and tven
excelled by the Union men of Maine next
week Boston Journal.
From the St. Albans Transcript Sept 7th.
On this Line.
It is not improper, here and now, to state,
that there is no disposition on the part ot
the "ragged regiment" to succumb to ths
"ring," who have fastened like leeches on
this District during the last five or six years.
The "ragged regiment," as Judge Hoyt't
followers have been enecringly called by the
only newspaper that has found pleasure or
profit in advocating Mr. Baxter's course, will
form in columns again in every connty in
the District, und bo prepared on the seventh
day of November, IfcCG, to speak aloud at
"On this line," then, it must be under
stood, that tho battle with the "ring" will
be fought until a result is gained. There
will be no showing of the white feather ; no
giving up the ship, no yielding to ny mean
art or entreaty of the "ring."'
"Tub Rict' must be hammered on the
anvil of popular indignation until it is
broken into pieces.
The "ragged regiment" is a unit, on this
Motto around the platform at the Loy
alist Convention, Philadelphia :
1st "I tremble for my country when I re
flect that God is just. Jefferson.
2d. " We here highly resolve that these hon
ored dead shall not have died ia vaia; that this
nation, under God, shall have a new birth of
freedom, and that government, of tit people,
by the people, aad for the ptople, shall not per
ish from the earth. Lincoln at Gettytburgk.
3d. " Treason is not an error to ba forgiven,
but a crime to ba punished and made odious."
' We will fight It on this line forever."
4th. '-Treason defeated ia battle shall act
rult by the ballot."
Cth. " Remember the martyr Dottit's last
list words : ' Let the good canst go otu' "
6th. " I ssy that the traitor has finsid ts bt
a tHina, and ia joining tht rtbtllloo hat bt
teoe a public esemy." Johnisn.
" Why net enforce tils dttrtriat I"
The raottoa on the left not lees noteworthy
and as follows :
let. "There can be no neutrals. but onlv
patriots or traitors." Stephen JI. Dounlat.
d. "Treason mutt be madt odious, and
traitors must be! punished and impoverished.
Their great plantations must be seixed and di
vided into small farms and told to tht honest
and industrious men." JoAnson.
" And yet you honor, pardon and reward
3d. " Shall the traitor who brought this
misery upon the Stata be permitted to control
its destinies ! No !" indrtv Johnson.
4th. "Liberty and union, now and forever,
one and inseparable." Webster .
Cth. When the wicked are ia authority tht
people mourn." Isaiah.
6th. " Rebel reconstruction Its first act. tht
assassination of President Lincoln; its last, tht
massacre at New Orleans."
A. T. Warren, FayetteTillo, Vt., has a
white blackberry of excellent quality. Jt ia
very early, and ho says quite hardy aad pro