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THE BENNINGTON BANNEK, TTJESDAY, AUG; 18, 1891.
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TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1891.
' THE OREAT CELEBRATION.
Whon tho legislaturo last fall pas&ed
an act providing for tho corcmonlcs at
tcndantuppn tho dcdicatlon of tho Ben
nington Battlo Monumcnt and tho Cen
tonnial coiobratlon ,o tho admission to
tho Union of tho Stato of Vermont, thoy
probahly rcaljzod i: but 3mall mcasure
tho grcat proportions which tho colobra
tlon would assum, and "which will meot
thoir complbtd fulftlmcnt to-'morrow
around thb masslvo structuro whioh is to
bo dcdicatcd. .
Tho dotails of tho programmo wo havo
giveninfuli boforo, ahd thoy willbo
fourid agairt olsowhoro in this issuo of
this Bannek. Tbo cxercises bld fair to
bo most imprcsslvo, and lt is safo to say
thoy will bo prticipatcd in by tho
largcst number of pcoplo that havo over
assonibled within tho conflncs of this
Stato to omphaslzo a publio ovent.
Among tho promincnt personagcs con
neetod with tho Bennington Battlo
Jlonument Association, by whoso
efforts this prosont coiobratlon lias bcon
mado possiblo and brought so noar to a
ilnai issuo, are Hon. Benj&rain F. Prcs
ott o Now Hampshiro, presidontj ox
Gov. lUcoof Massachusetts, Hon. E. J.
Phelps, orator; Gon. J. G. McCullough,
tho lato ex-Gov. Hiland Hall, Prof. A.
L. Porry, tho building coramitteo, Major
A. B. Valontine, Hon. II. G. Root, M. C.
Hullng and many othors. Tho archltect
of tho raouument is J. Phillip Biuaof
Bpstonand tho contractor is William II.
"Wa'rd of Lowell.
Tl'iolato Gporgo W. Robinsoii, notcd
forhavinga largo collectionof rovolu
tionaryelicsj"iricluding tho very camp
kettlQ.use(by Col. Baum, was'.tho gcn
tleman who in 1853 moved in tho mattcr
of o'recttng-a mqnumentin mcmoryof
tho flold at Bennington. ' Charlcs M,
Bli8s was for many ytars sccro'tary of tho
association, tookan activo intcrestinits
alfairs and may bo said to bo ono of tho
fatlicrs of tho entbrprise".
Tho Centounial committce, c'onslsting
of itho Stato comraitteo and tho local
committeo of 50, held thoir final mcoting
last ovening. Tho long lino which will
participato in tho procession grows
daily,and largo numbors of organizations
havo within tho past fow davs responded
to tho invita'tions sont thom. and will
bo prcsent. Vermont has novor scen
celebration arrangod upon sucii a grand
and magniflccnt soalo. It will bo
credit to tho stato and an honor to tho
ccnllemon coniposing tho centcnnial
Bricadicr General Greenleaf "will bo
Marsbal on this occasion; and, M. D
Grccno will bo his OJiiof of Staff,
. Tho nionumeiit qummemorallng ' tliis
m i i riiiwiiii,jjjj.gthkiBaB
nativo stono, upon tho IJving roek of tho
mountain at Bennington Center; its top
most point !!08 fcet dbovo. From tho
principal lookout; 18s fob't higli, .tho bat
tlofleld is plainly in viewi. Inthis room
aro four historio tablote, plac.ed thero by
thft Grand Army of tlo Republic, tho
Vermont Jlistorical Socioty, tho Freems
sons and tho Oddfo llows. Another con
tains tablets insoribed to Vermont, Now
Hampshiro and Massachusetts, and
lourtlto tho general govornment. . Tho
total cost is about 100,000, sustaincd by
tne states namcu and by privato sub-
scription.with $40,000 votcd by;congress,
The movemunt for a monutnent hero be
gan nearly 40 years ago, and has long
awaited this grand culmlnation. Ceie.
brauons of tho battle, howovor, havo
oeen annual for 114 years, beginning tho
very year atter tho conflict
If thero is ono historio locatlon which
moro than any othor dcservcs tho cratc-
f ul -prcservation of libbrty-lovihg Ameri
cans, that placo is Valley Fcrge. It
should be a national sito, to bo dodicatcd
and eacredly hold( in (iompany with that
other memorablo- arena, Gettysburg.
But according to tho daily papors of
thl8weokiihero i8.danger that tho his-
torio'i Vnlloy'fForgo property will bo
divided up arid'sdld,' and its prcservation
as a wholo.thus lost to tlio nation; ' I'he
traot lies Jn ono of tho most ptcturesquo
valloy8 of Pehnsylvania. ori tho raain llno
of tho Philadclphia and Bcading Itail-
road, closoto tho Valloy I'orgo,, station
ana about 25. miles from Philadelphia
It is now ownod by Mrs. Apna L. Carter,
tfho has reccntly instructed hor attornoy,
Moitimorn. Brown, of Philadelphia, to
disposoof 100 acrcs of it. Upon tho
tract is located tho Sito of Fort Washing
ton, tno ramparts of which aro still visi
blo, and from this point tlio country oa
all sidos for many miles can bo-scen, and
tho visitor, standing within tho fort, can
reatniy rcaljzo tho greatncss of Gon.
Washington as a mastcr of tho scionco of
defensivo wararo ahd his Bkill as an on
ginoor. Upon tho grounds nro tho ro-
mainsoi tlio entreiichment erccted in
1777 and 1773, tho sito of Washington's
neaaquartors m 1777, the Cold Spring,
well known in history; tho sito of tho
Valloy Forgo, flrstbuiltin 1757; tho sito
of tho aitiflcer'squartcrs inl777, and tho
sito of Gons. Maxwell's and Woodford's
troops an l tbo spot whero' Washingion
was found proyjng durlug tho trying
timos.froraDeo. 17, 1777, to Junoi 1778,
at t'lis camp.
Valloy Forgo and its story aro 1'ko a
personal rocollection to overy Amoi.'can.
Thero was whcro Washington praycd in
tho tbtckots whon his soldlors woro
marking thopaths wlth blood from thoir
sliocless feot. Thero Lafayetto joined
lilm. It was from-Valloy Forgo tho so!
diors staiicd io Pliiladelphia to domand
tho'r long overduo pay, at tlio tlmo whon
BoboitMorrismot them and gavo up
nearly his ontiro fortuno to pay thom,
in conscquenco of whioh ho died in a
dobtor's prison. It was whllo Washing
ton was ondurlng thoso hardshlps that
Gatos was plotting to supersedo hlm.(
Valloy Forgo was a theatre of the Kovo
lution, and'in it was cnac'tod tlio sublim
csttrngody. With such organizations as tho Grand
Army of tho Bopublio, Sons of tho Bovo
lution, Socioty of Cinclnnati, Sons of
Amoricaand tho various Stato Ilistorlcal
Soclotios, tho proporty should roadtly
flnd purchaseis who would prcservo lt
An Extensive and Attractive Display
of Flags, Emblems and
Bennington has donned hcr gayest at-
tiro in honor of tho concburso of visitors
which sho oxpocts on her celebration
day. North streot is a solid lino of rod,
white and bluo from its beginning al
most to tho Soliors' Ilomo, with hero
and thero tho green flag of Ireland in
company with tho flag df our counlry.
Wm. Hawks' placo is tho most promincnt
in tho way of tasty decorations on this
streot; anarchdf tho national colors is
erectcd over tho drlvoway, with coats of
armsof 'tiio threo Blatcs intorestcd m
thls colobiation. Ilalf way up tho mam
walk is anothor aroh of icd, whito and
bluo, upon tho top of which is a largo
liag. 'Fr'om 'this flag thoro aro streamors
of bunling to tho, nelghboring trccs,
forming a star; a shield is bn tho.archi
with tho mottb "Tho Star that novor
Tho Elm Trco houso opposilo is doc
orated with a combinalipn of tho Emor-'
a'd of Ireland and tho Amoriean colors.
At DrVsdalo's storo furth6r down tho
strejt thero aro in tho two outcr wiu
dows ilrums and sabrcs and on tho two
inner oncs stacks of arms; bohind theso
abackground of tho Amoriean eolors;,
thero aro also sniaUer shioldsboivo tho
door posts conta'ning words of wolcomo
to tho visltor3.
Pleasant strcel also f urnishes, its quota
ofbiight colors. Capt Alocrt Walkci's
placo has veiy neat and tasty drapings of
buntirig around tho poich and down tho
stops. C. W. Thatoher's houso has' fan
fails df bunling in tho gables, wtlh
ptreamors of tho samo matcrial from tho
roof noak to tho cround. Col. L. F. Ab-
bott's rcsldenco'is dticorated with fes
toons wh'.ch. stvotch out upon tho lawn;
tho porche3 aro also draped with fes
toons of bunting. Tho lecoratipns at
Major Valontiuo's aro composcd ,qf
stacks of llag8 of all -nations
.withl'npspf tbo sarao s,lrotching from
iaa'a loionccdCol..01in Scptt's resi
u'iiiiiii mninnmmmamt i i nni i
tho Unilcd States ovor the contral, ,dooi
Festdbns'of buntfng reacli froratho rodf
out on to tho ,t lawn. A largo ndw'ilas
which Col. Scott says has has'nov.erjbcon
mou.nted beforo, also ono.containi.n 'thq
Vermont coatof arms, hang across' tho
sb-fiet. " ' 1 1-,
Main btreet, beln most promlncift ' on
tho I'no ol march, is (lecor.ued iii tho
mot olabomto manner. Tho postofflco
bu'idios has on iti SouUwnlreot front
camp sccno in tho csuter, wlth'flas
diupcd around it; fcstoons of buniin3
lun around tho corniccn, flanked on
o'tber ildo by 'o-llko portra'ts of sol
dicrs; on tho Main strcct front thero is a
painling of Goiiysburs; on the comcr
abovo tho flrst floor windows is tho sign
"Postouce' ii gilt Ietiors on blao
bapksround: J. H. Ayies 'buUdlng bas
a pictuvoo' tho Goddess of Llborty, bo
lovf which is'tho Vormont sh'eld; thoro
a-o flags draped around both."
upper gtory of WJlloushby's tin sbopia a
rpprescntation of ,tho Goddess, with
L I, , J . J. - 1. . .
i.iuui'jH ui uio nacionii colors on
dther sido: thero aro slilolds with tho
datos 1701-1801 ovor tho, lbwer, winddw
aoa testoons o.bpnt'ng conneotinrf with
tho wholo. In- tho gablo abovo Cdlo'&
Burirs storo is Columbla; Tbo' festau
rant farther up thb streot fs xeay, simply
ana tasuiy trimmcd wiih thb words:
"Wfclcome, S. of V." on tho shloid abovo
tho dodr. Col' Eeoootl's rosldouco is
jeGtoonedw.Hi buniing from tho roof-
peak to.tlio cavcs, and over tho doorway
is a go'd ci.glo drapcd wth clo.ia flaes
avdfaatails. Tbc o aro a'so tjimmlngs
of bun.:og ovo- eacli wlodow. Tlio Freo
Library bui"d(cg has on its iront
shio'd wUii tho n ifoal omblem and tho
motU) "welcomo to Eo-"j!n2ton;" sfacks
of tho llas oE all nations avo ovor tho
differort windows, and abovo tho main
oni'tnco is a sbiold with tho word
"rcaro." Aqioss tho slicet at Wal
biidgo's storo aro two largo flags in fan-
tafi lo.m. Dr. Poiiov's icsidcnco has
4.1. 41. j. . . .
wiu mi'.uuis wiin tno uaics 17U1-1601 at
tho coinors, and tiio wtodowsaro jslily
urapeu. inooaico ouwiling ncarbyis
trjmmeii in tho samo mannor. A. K.
Ritohle's rostdonco is nicolv decorated
with a largo flag ar o.s itj fi-ont, fanfails
abovo tiio w!odows, s.icamoisof buntln?
along tho porcb. and sh'olds abovo each
p azza post. A Jire-s'.zo portralt of
Wasb'nstton holds a prom'ncnt placo on
tho frcnt of Chas. Coopoi'srosidonco;
tho molio, "Washin.'jto'i. tho Father of
his Counliy'' appoars bolow; tho gablo
fillod w'th kno of buui.!ng, a gold eaglo
is onlhofroot, bciowit tho datcs 1701
1801, and from thls aro festoons of bunt-
ngto tho galo posts. On Blngham's
papor box factory ,is S pictaro of "Sheri
dan on his famous rido," as tho motto
belowit shows; tho dalo Bonnlneton.
1777, appoars in go'd loltors bolow; two
largo flags aro horo strotchod across tho
reo. Almost up to tho "Bradford
Hooks" building is an overgrcen
arch across tho stoet: on tho wnstnm
!do is tho Now Hampshiro coat of nims;
shiold8 andflags with various mottoes
aro at oach end ; on tho oast sldo a ccn-
torpiecp is a painting of au anchor with
tho word "Hope." Tlio rcsidenco of E.
O. and W. II. Bradford, as well as that
of O, W. Evans, aro tastefully decorated. f $
Goo. A. Wattlos' houso is rrimmed vith
fostoous of bunting, with flags and
shlelds abovo tho windows. Tho Put
nam Houso has portraits of Lafayetto
and Washington on tho cornor, with tho(
woi-ds "Fatlior of Liborty" and "Father
oMiis Country;" flags of all nations- avo
intersporscd along tho balconics, and
shields with appropriato mottoes; flags
and festoons of bunting adorn tho cor-
niccs abovo. Prominent on tho front of
J. n. Loring's houso is tho motto "Wo
Grcot you All." This is surroundcd
with 8tar8 and knots of bunting. , On tho
front of B. C. Jennlng's resideiico is,tlio
motto "Honor tho Bravo," with. 'gloria
flags ornamonting it; over tlio' front
plazzaa shield with tho word "Wol
come." Tho ovorgrcen arch at J. S.-1
Holdcn's rcsidenco has beon proviously
montlonod; tho porchcs in front of tho
houso aro drapcd in bunling, with fes
toons of samo matcrial ovor tho upper'
wmuows; tnero are largenags suspendeii
about tho houso. Tho Cottaso Hotel iff
triramed with f.intails ovor tho door 'and
festoons df bunting w'ound around tho
ttnata t.wn larrrn ilnrva nrn aliannnrlnfl
l.VJ 4 W O J V..V OVAWW ... lUUU Ul V. Ul i-l U
oy's rcsidenco ncar by. On tho front of
tho lattor rcsidenco is tho word "Wol
como"; tho plazza pillars aro wound
with bunting, with festoons' above.
A. P. Chllds' rcsidenco is tastefully
trimmcd with fan tails of flao;8 in each
gable, tho mollo "Mollio Stark" ovor tbo
door, festoons over each wlndpw,,antl
urapings arouna tno piazza; tlio apt
proaches aro linod on each sido with rep
resentalions of tho growth of tho Amo,:.
can flag; out on tho lawn is a liborty polo-
with tlio stars and stripes and festoons
of tho fla's o all nations "ctchins out
therefrom. II. S. Bitigham's houso neas
by is also decorated wltli streamo' s of
Tho Adams block on South street,
which contal'is tho rooms of tho ItpJ.
jucnauaudd icllows, is appropi latoly
dccoiMicd witd omblcms of tlio two
P'de:s; thcir imltions of "welcomo"
ovefctho-rcspect'vo doors, and picturo ol
Gen. Stark in tho ccntio on tho fronri
Tho Pii' k block across tho Btre'oti whicli
contains tho Ha&onic rooniK, haH tho
squaro and compahscs in tho centi-o t
tho top and Btrcamcrs of bunling froin
thero to tho lowor comevs; ' thero afo
flgjres.of (wo kuights in armor betwpon'
tho windows of tho second floor. Tho
court boliho is tho beadauartcrs of tho
Frcnch.Synd'.caie, tho oflicial dccorators
of tho ojcaslon; on this building thoro
aro va'lous shields, tlio coats. of arms of
dlfferent states, with gloria flags and pon
nanta tp co'mplclo a very attractlvo pl&
'iure. Tbo Olranod school building
handsomcly. clothcd in buntingi ilafl
anumoi.ocs. . ,
rest of tho fown. The Tiffany Ilose- li
ts namo, 31. Tiffany, No; 2. ovor' t:
door. and stroamors from tho gabel don,
nrounu tno nrst lioor windows,,.. Tfi
Bradford Hooks building -is decorated
with sh.olds on top and ovor oach door.
AIarg6 flag floats from tho tpp of tho
Putnam Hoso house, and shields aud flags
appear in profusions on tho front of tbo
uuildiug. Tho Sfaik Hoso Company has
a largo picturo of Gen.. Shorldan on tho
front of tho building, a shield ontho cor-
nico, conta'ning tho woul Wolcomo, and
a shield over tho door with tho namo of
tlio company thoreon.
umciai ijecorator Lalimo intcnds to
decorato tho arch to-day afid willsuspend
a chandolior of silk flags using fortv-
arch; tlioro aro also to bq stacks of flass
on each ondtowor, wilh largo flags flvimr
above. Mr. Lalimo says that ono can
uiisuy jorm anjeot tno lioiirli)-. nf
jnomiment upo.i learning that tho flags
t'jat,- fly fiom tho lookout windows aro
oao iucf, m sizo. iio nas aiready placed
a reprosonia-'ion "Thn irrnwti. kt 1.
Ameiican Fjag" as describedin arccent
iiuiiiuer oi no uannki:, upon tlio grand
s.aud, and intonds todrapolt outiroly in
As'do from tho mnnv llifrnronf A-
" ....V.WMW UI.VUIA
nnfi nl.nqrllf tnan tnnA.l xi ...
cts Whioh aro narKnllv rnmnU'n.i ,.,i.ii.
deserve a passlonotf,; ana wu,cl
.vuu .u.iwjniuijr xo uio pioturesquo an
pcaranco of our towrt on this gicat occa
slon. Timoandsnacofoibid a detailed
mon.Jcn o' many of tho smallor displam
tVliat WO havn "ivnn nl
piiiisize riio pstont to which this colobra-
UOa Was COiTiLd. anil will
a doubt tp thoso who weio not horo that
ww.... ....gmviw jnuvuusi,,
Midwav Jn thls
!r.no ar.l " "l ""-""T
....o uiu inumpuai arcn, llghtd
co-ni'rht with morn timn onn oioiJ.-
lights. THis orch bears on its easieni
sido tbo motto: 1701-tIio best locy of
Vermonl's flrst century is hb: smis and
her daufrhteK lflJt " nn n, ..n
fl'do aro .ho followjag: "1777 You seo
red coats, thoy n.'o ouis, or Mol'io Stark
sleeps a widow to.night," being tho his-
ii- i 7, """'""y uen. stark ns ho
rallied his roon to flght on tho fleld of
Benninston. Tho oU.pr ,..lf nr
D.uu Ul wu urcil liaS tllO WOrf.9. "Psnm
hathher v-ctories, no less rouowned
than war-1891. Theso aro tho mottoes
juuu wviu imlu on tno nrcii of 1877, rii
botll8ldCL3 tho 13 oritrinnl Hlna K
I. , . O lf Uh
m a r , . wawino wun uanners.
llio archisbaiutp represent tho slons
u.umirauuuiBDuu coioring and coo
A C.u. Ui'ir.ui. Cai'. TizEKWonrn.
Bolow wo givotho rostorof tho visitlng
troops fiom Now Hampshiro, including
offlcoas' of tho Bennington Battallou of
N. H. N. G. and Amoskcag'Voterans:
OOVEll.VOn AND STAFi'.
nis Excollcncy Hiram A. Tuttlo, gov
crnor and commaudor-in-chiof.
Major-Gcncral Augustus D. Ayling,
adjutant g'eiu r il, Concord.
Brigadier-Gonoral Albert N. Dow,
Brigadior-General Oharles W. Stovons,
Ani.-GEjr. A. D. AyUno.
uug.-uen. unver a. Uibbs, commis
sary ceneal. Dover.
Brig.-Gon. Charles H. Bartlott, judgo-
iiuvuc.iuj Kcnci.vi, juanonestor.
. Biig.-Gen. Ferdinaud A. Stillings,
Col. Arthur E. Clarko, atde-dc-camp,
Col. Georco A. San.
Col. BufusN. El-
, ... "
Col. J. E .Peo'ctr,
Hon, James Far-
Quimby, Lako Villaco. N. H,
Hon. Gcorco A. Ramsdnll.
ITnn. Jnlin X IVliIn.
plo, Claromont, N. H.
' Hon. Edwfn C.
Lowis, Laconia. N. H.
Govornor and staff
and councll will bo ac
companied by kfdics,
makinrr a total ofa
Brig. Gon. J. W. Pattorson, Concoi-d.
Lt Col. Frank W. Bolltns, Concord.
Major Chai. E. Faxon, Nashua.
Major .1. P. Wellman, Keono.
Lt. Col. Irving A. Watson, Concord.
Maj. F. O. Nims.
Major Arthur H. Chaso, Concord.
Capt Georgo B. Leavitt, Laconia.
Capt. D. H. Gientv, Concord.
Capt Frank L. Kimball, Nashua.
Briir. ScrKt. Jlaior E. P. Comins. Con
Briir. O. M. Sovl F. W. Tmland.
Bricr. nosn. Stowart C- W. T.ovntnv.
Bfig. Color Sorgt A.' II.' Knowlton,
Concord. ' '
Bricr. Bugtor W. C. Hammond, Con
corcl Gen. Stevknp.
HENNINGTON I1ATTAI.IOK, X. II. X. O.
FIET.U AND HTAFF.
Jfaior. Francis O. Nims, 2d Bcg't
Adjutant," Fiank B. PerkiD.s 1st Beg't
Quarlermastor, Arthcr 3f. Dodgo, 3u
Beg't, Hampton Falls.
Asstv Sui'geon.'BobertBui-ns, 8d Beg't,'
Sei-!rt.-3raioi-. Josenh E. Po'rter. 1st
Q. M. Sergt, Gcorgo E. Danforth,' 2
IU boly, iManchester. - lst Lt. Trefllo,
Balcho, .Manchester. , 2d Lt ,M. It. May
' Co. G, 2d Beg't, "N. II. N.' G' C'apt E!
O. Upman, Keenb. lBt Lt John-J. Col
ony, iveeno 2d Lt E. M Keycs.-vecno,
Co. C. .IdBefr't V. II. ?f. C.int. W.
C. Irenowcth,. Concord, lst Lt Thos.
i: IJavis, Concord. 2d Lt Alfrcd L,
Major Comdv. Cha.les II. Bartlntt.
r l , lJ' '
lstLt. John Gannnn. .Tr.. AiH'h Arnn.
Cant II. E. Burnham. .Iiiflfrn Atlvnn.iln
Cap Wm. L. Morrison.
Cant Miah B. SiitHv.in
lst Lt Charlcs Ei Dodeo. Ass't Snr.
Capt Chas. L. Harmon, Paymastor,
Capt. Mosos Wad'o'r'h Ouai-tormastor.
Companv A. Cant. Boni. F. ni.uk.
Manchoaior; lst Lieut. SobastLnn Chris-
topno, Mancliestor; 2d Lieut. Chaunccy
iv. uiumenc, manciiestei'.
Company B. Capt. Gco. II. Wilson.
Mancliestor; lst Liout. Frank P. K!m-
oau, isianciiostcr; 2d Lieut Chas H,
BEsuroyou get tho genuino oflicial
mcdal, authorizod by tho committeo.
Pkestdent IlAnmsoN, accompanicd
by Gov. Pajo, will rido in tho only cai
rfago in tno t.and procossion.
It will rcquiro 20C3yards of bunilng to
dccoatto tho monumont.
Piiof. Downs hold two rohoareals of
hi8ohorusof ladios on tho aioh ycstor
dry. Ono occuu-cd at about 5 in tho af
tornoon, and tlio othor a little boforo ciglit
in tlio ovening. Twonty-fi vo of tho mom
bers aro ros ident3 of North Bennington.
iNconneotion with thoaddrcasof Jfnnli
Smlth, attho llrst annivorsaiy of tho bat
tlo of Bennington, givon olsowhoro in this
issuo, with tho pocm also dolivorcd on
that occasion, it may bo said thatStoph
en Jacob was boni in Shoffiold. srns .
Doc. 7, 1755. Noah Smlth was born in
Sufflold. Conn., Jaiuary 27, 1750, and
dicd in Doc. 1812.
TiiKitE will bo no nced of the visitors
going hung.-y or thirsty this week, for
tho sU'cets aro fairly lincd with rcfrosli
nicnt liooths, whcro a bito may bo takcn
on tho run.
The oflicial modals of tho C'entcnnial,
mado by H. Taylof of Philadelphia, in
s'.lver and bronze, has proved a popular
featuro of tho coiobratlon, and "every-
body is woaring thom." Thodesignin-
cludes a red, whito and bluo hadge con
taining a contincntal flguro in gilt. Pcn
dant from tho badgo is tho mcdal, which
has on ono sido of it tho Stato coat of
arms and au appropriato anniversary in-
scnption, whilo on tho other sido is a cut
of tho monumcnt, tho datcs 1777-1891
and a dedlcatory inscription. Tho medal
is a neat affair, a credit to its nwke and
a tasty porsonal decoration.
The rcport that t!io Sovonth Begiment
ofNowYork was to bo prcsent attho
celebration was incorrect.
The clearcst, flnest aud best picturo of
tho arch, and tho best that will bo on
hand, is now for salo in tho Baxneh
oflico. It will cost 50 conts and is a good
bargain for thatsum.
THEtriumphal arch was lighted for
tho flrst time Saturday ovoning and
mado an insplring sight with its 250 in-
candescent HghU against tho dark back
ground. Tho Montpelier Military Band
played ono sclcction from tho balconics
of tho structuro and dolightcd tho on
lookers with a number moro nieces in
tho public square.
Foubteen slceping care wero sido-
tracked in, Notrh Bennington Saturday
ovening, awaiting orders to proceed to
Cambridge Junction, whero thoy wero to
bo used by visiting organizalions.
Am. thoso who desiro copics of tho
largo double number of tho Baxneii
which is to bo published Friday would
do well to leavo thoir ordors at onco-in
order to bo in time. Tho paper is to bo
illustratcd and willbo a valuable souve-
njr of tho occasion.
The annual encampmcnt of tho Ver
mont National Guavd on tlio Soldicrs'
Ilome grounds is a featuro of the Cen-.
tcnnial Celebration. Tho regular routino
of duty was observed Saturday. Thq
consolidatcd rcport of tho Brig.ido qoro
mander is 730 ofiiccrij nnd men prcsent
for duty out of 702 monibors. of tho V.
N. G. Yestcrday tho First Begiment
was inspcctcd by Brig.-Gen. Wm. L.
Greenleaf and .Capt. B. W. Hoyt, tho
latter of tho 11th U. S. Infantry.
TO-DAFS Alt ItlVALS.
To-day the railroad jeoplo will havo
busy timus in bringing special traihs, .
with .visiting troops and organizations,
to Bennington. '
First will como thetrain, with the.gov
ernor of. Now Hampshiro nnd his escdrt,
whioh.. is due-to arrive at 5.10" p.' iii.
Tho tram ; witli' Gav. Itussell nnd tho'''
jroaBachus(5tt& delegation will arrive a6
Ty in.,n i rri Tlln ii TrnirrifT Trmnliir'- i'r'i
train wiU be run in itwo sectiotfs.'thof
flrst, being due at 3.:o'clock Wednesd'ay
morning and tho.second at 4.80. ' V. '
Then thero. will bo a slight breathing'
'spell boforo tho big rush of travel bf
Wednesday will begin. Tho Benning
vton and Rutland road.wlll run ita regu
lar trains 'asusual. Thero will be threo
specials from the Central Vermont, six
or soven from the Fitchburg and ono
from tho Delpwaro and Hudson.
Thero will bosev.oral special cars with
pnvate parties. Prosident H. R. Marcv
of the Fitcliburg road will como in hfs
pnvate car to Bennington on Tuesdar
Dr. W. Soward Webb will
pnvate car to North Bennington, where
he will be tho cuest of Gen.JTcCullough.
Contractor Wanl nf Rrntin u-l,l?;i.
the monument, is cotning in his rivato
car from Boston with aparty of 24.
Tlie Vermont Vetoran Aajociatlen
will also como in a special car.
TRC6 Tq TIH5 NAJIIS.
Undpr date of Aurora, Neb.. Julv 31.
1891, Judgo W,, L. Stark of tho Probato
Court of Hamilton county, that statc.
wntes to Judfto Afred Kobinson pf this
tOWn as lolfnwB? '7)i .Cf. n.. i
gust 10(11 tho flnal coremony of tho
monumont wili bo hold.'and of gourso I
tako quito an iutercst in tho mattcr, anpt
would bo glad to receivo a procrammo
and anything elso of intercst rolatiug to
the exereisos. .Espocially would I bo
pleased to recoivo tho Bennington nows-
paper tliat contains an: account of tho
samo. In ,my old, .Connecticut bomo,
when a boy, npthing interestcU mo moro
than grandfathcr's story of Benninfftnn
which ho usually ondcd witli tho quota
tiou from John Stark, "Live. bo freo
doath is not tlio worst of all ovils" and
whon in ono of our old Xow Eng'and
academics tho words of Epictotus camo
to mo "no whose bodv l fi
soul is bound is a slavo indecd," I un
dorstood why tho men of Vermont, Now
Hampshiro and Massachusetts provai'ed
at Boiinington. Furthcr tho losson
camo tp mo that howovor deflcient I
mtrrlif lin tn ai,nfUn n .. .1 ...
u. 1UU1.1UUUU jinu sjicrinco lor
libcrty, tho fact rcmaincd, that I camo
oi no cowaru raco.
And if. as it is now nllpirivl fnmtn,
merconarles nro abroad i 11 nnr lnn.l n
undo tho work of tho Fathors, I oucht
to rcsist them with all mv mlrriif .il,i..
tho Amoriean way, at tho ballot box
and with proper agitation or elso chanco
mv namo and admit thaf t nm n i
deed. Any favor you may be pleased to
grant will bo very inuok appreciatod.
Tho abovo was not writton for publi-
cation. but that circnmhhn,r.A ......
dotract at all from its intorest.