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THE RUTLAND DAILY GLOBH, TUESDAY' SlOKNlNG, SEI'TEMBEK 10, 187!.
TUESDAY. SEI'TEMlll'.R in, WW.
TF.nMS IN MlVANCK.
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Address GLOBE l'AI'EIt CO., Itutland, Vt.
Rev. Mr. Murray 1ms, evidently, hec"
rending the efforts of n morning newspa
per to creep out of a small hole, lis gi Mili
ums advertising of the enterprise of Tim
Ht.om.. audits frantic effort to spell cor
rc. t "e-x-t-r a-c-t-s'as ho--Murrny-snys:
"the amount of lying done In thl" country,
to-day, Is something so stupendous ns to
astound Satan himself," and adilscsthat
such "managers" should obey the Injtinc
tlon of the nposllc "Lie not at nil."
Vr give place this morning, in another
column, to an article signed "Fair l'lay,"
licllcvlnc, ns we hnve hcietofoic an
nonnocil, thnt ocryone should have a fair
hearing, when their sentiments are couched
in pioper language, and -when their publi
ration docs not Interfere with a prompt ills
.cinlnatlnn of the news. Wc have no com
moots lo make upon the subject matter of
the aitlcle, and do not wl-h to bold our-
self lesponslblc, or diauiw nnythtni:
tln'iViu contained. It Is simply a communl
ration, and nothing more; It was written
iiy mi eminent lawyer, si former judge of
ne of the highest court of the stale of
New oik -In her better days and there
m carries with it the stamp of an honest
Hinl sinceie e.vpicsslon of opinion.
The intelligence ieeeleil from llie
rifle coast and published In our telegraphic
miliums, .Monday Morning, is hieagir in
tho extreme, bill full of inclining. Cum
ing hninedlalely aflcr the California dec
tlon, where the people of all parties-, the
honest, upright and Industrious eltlcn
binded llicmsolvoj. together onlsiile of
parly line, and rogunllcs of paity nllllU
tioii, or supposed party fealty, fought and
won the li.iltle of the people and t it : p.iyer.
1'or the people anil tax payer, ngalii't ror
riiption and misiiifo, outvie diclallon,
blandishments or thie.its, and monopolists.
It, indeed, is pro trillions. As we have said
the repoil is meagii'; it. hi fuel, lnnlly
furnishes a bone from which the skilful
anatomist or scientist could draw a picture
of the complete whole. The California
election, however, and other events or de
clarations, lo which we shall picscntly al
lude, furnish, or seem lo furnish, the miss
ing portions, (.o that wo can construct
therefrom an approiniat!ou to a complete
and perfect whole. The Oregon icpiibli
can state convention, say.- the telegram,
"has adjourned after u stormy session,'.
The further Information Is vouchsafed that
"Hitcm Smith" is uomlnated us the candi
date for member of Congress, ;md that
'the party is dMdcd, and an exciting cam
palgn Is expected." Only ono fin Iher Hem
in reference Iheielo is furnished, and thi.s
is to the effect that "a resolution was ad
opted expressing confidence, in Senator .1.
H. Mitchell. It is very unfortunate that
the reporter did not condescend to lnl'mm
uh whether the. convention lliwl ronltdcncu
that lie Uio Senator uforcsnld run nwny
from Pennsylvania, and In tho fact that his
name was "Hippie ; or that the conl'-
dence was that he "Hippie," or ".Mitchell,''
was tho "HipplcMllchcll" for whom their
delegates both representatives and sena
torsIn legislature, or joint assembly, con
vened, lias voted as a suitable person lo re
present them in the .Senate of the United
States. It, perhaps, makes no difference,
as the question of personal identity could
bo easily established, and a row; would
smell you know the rest. Levity aside,
we have no doubt that it was upon this
"confidence" question that tho convention
split. Not that we think they eared much
whether his namo iras "Hippie," or "Mit
chell" or Smith or Jones or anythlngelsc j or
whether he walked, run, rode or sailed
away from Pennsylvania to Oregon, but it
was altogether upon another point.
Going back a step or two in the history
of Mitchell if he prefers to bo called by
that name and take it in connection with
a speech made by Governor liootlt in Sm
Francisco, Saturday night, and n former
one by Governor Stanford, It is easy enough
to sec why, after this resolution of
"confidence," "the party is divided
and an exciting campaign is expected."
Tho lepublican party lias been called the
" paity of moral ideas." This has been, at
times, snecringly said, and, at otlieis, lie
cause It was an honasl expression of
opinion. It has always been true, it is true
now, of the mass of the party and of many
of their leaders. They, also, believe in
railroads, will aid them all in their power,
acknowledge the great services they have
rendered them nnd the country, and will
cherish and n mrlsh thorn so Ions as they
combine their o-.n Interests with those of
the people, but they never w ill he dictated
lo, overawed or corrupted by Ihcni, or
suffer their leaders or lepresentallies to lie
so overawed, influenced or bribed. .Mr.
.Mitchell, we understand, Is a lawyer of
eminence and ability, as well as a man of
Immense wealth. His most ardent friends
and supporters declare Ibal such was his
position as an attorney, and so unbounded
was his wealth, that he was enabled lo re
tire from the actlie practice) of bis profes
slon, and that for the past five years his
only professional business has been to ic.
reive ten thousand dollars a year, In gold,
as tho confidential legal adviser of one of
tho railroad monopolies of that section. It
is unquestioned, and we think conceded,
that ho w ould not have been elected Sena
tor hut for his connection with Ihoso mon
opolies and their Influence. A change,
however, has recently comu over the po
lltlcul atmosphere of the Pacific roast, and
thorn lias been "something of n shower"
in California. Stanfoid, the railroad king
of California, in anticipation, probably,
of this very convention, stated that Uio re
sult of that election would prevent Ihosalo
of anv of their railroad securities lit. the
east or in Europe lo which Governor
Hooth very properly lcplied that these 6C
curities were actually worth as much aflcr
ns before tho election, " but if tho credit of
the company depended on pledging the
manhood and independence of tho people
of California tho sooner Its credit was de
stroyed the better." Putting theso facts
together, ii isno difficult undertaking to tin-
dcrstand why tho 14 parly Is divided," why
"an exciting campaign Is expected," or
to clearly discern the rock upon which tho
convention and party split.
Till: IH'IIM.MJ !' COI.D.'IIIIA.
The difficulty of writing history l.s lllus.
trated by the renewed nnd continued ques
tion of Mho burned Columbia, South Caro
lina, or, i alhcr by whoso orders was tho ilro
kindled, from which tho consequent do-
stiucllon ensued. We say "question," but
It seems hardly possible that there can be
any question about It. Indeed, but for the
exigencies, or supposed exigencies, of u po
litical campaign, the matter would, proba
bly, never have been revived, but would
have been suffered to remain where it was
left by the official reports of General Sher
man nnd tho officers under his command,
supplemented by the testimony of others
non-conibattnnts who were present at
the lime. Wade Hampton, however,
wanted olllee, nnd ho had n very natural
apprehension that his fellow citizens would
not very cheerfully, or with nny great de
gree of alacrity, give him their suffrages,
so long ns this apparently wanton destruc
tion of propel ly was attached to his skirts.
He, therefore, makes haste, in n public
speech, to disavow all complicity therewith
nnd ull knowledge thereof. He, even, goes
fin Iher and charges distinctly nnd unequi
vocally that the flic was kindled by federal
soldiers, acting under tho expiess orders of
General Sherman. It having done service
during the campaign, without Mr. or "Gen
eral' Hampton roccl lng any especial bene
fit therefrom, It might hae been supposed
that It would liae been put at rest, hut It
w as not so lo be. The discussion has been
continued mid is again brought into promt
nonce bv u letter fiont General Sherman to
the Washington Chronicle, published in our
lelet'iaphie columns, Monday morning.
When the history of this transaction comes
to be written. It is Important that it should
lie coireelly doni'. We do not so much
wonder that something of u discussion lias
taken plaro as lo "who look Ticonderogn,"
although Ihere does not eem lo be any
doubt about It, anil the testimony Is all one
way. because It was a transaction upon
which the diM of hruily a century had
nr cumulated, llul Columbia was burned
less than nine vents ago, and thousands
upon thousands of lliosc who witnessed It
ate still lhing, many of whom have given
hi their testimony in I el it ion therein, and
llie remainderare easily :: e-slble.
It was thai matters like tii, mljdit be
nettled beyond question and beyond doubt,
that we balled tho foniiatlon of a "South,
crn Historical Society," whose especial du
ly It was to gather up and pro.cre the icc
rrds of the war of the lel.ellion from n
southern standpoint. Willi lids object In
view, and feeling as.-ured fioin the names
of the movers In the piojcct that the work
would be honestly and faithfully pursued,
we were not doubled i.r alarmed because
Jeff Davis and one or two other linprncti-
cables mw fit to nvike nu umccming dis
play of themselves upon the occasion of
not at- a meeting of the society, and to de
clare that the "cause" was not "lost," tho
foutli not iceoiistrucled but was only abid
ing her opportunity, and so on. The peo
ple ef the noilh, and parliculaily the sol
diers of tho north, acknowledge the gal
lantry and braveryof tho men of llie south,
and they do not wonder nt their natural
de-iie to preserve the history of their brave
deeds and gallant acts. We are, hereafter,
to live together as one people. Secession
and ili?im!oii aru tilings of the past and
never can be revived. Appreciating the
nervier of their nrintes, mistakenly nut,
pi-ilmpi, lioneftlly irndeied in their bo
lmlf, nud lemcmlierlng llmt n mo now,
and are always to remain, ono people, they
will make their researches with an eye
single to the truth. Our honor Is as much
their honor as It is ours, and any slain to
the American name which follows the
burning of Columbia will, in llie fiituie,
attach lo the south as much ns to tho north.
We do not apprehend, however, that they
will find much difficulty In fixing the res
ponsibility of this deed on Wade Hamilton
himself. All of the testimony, except that
of Hamilton, is to that effect, and-the
probablli'ies point in tho same way. Let,
us again briefly look upon theic facts and
probabilities, as they happen to be once
more brought Into notice. On tho 17lh
day of February, 18(15, seveial hundred
buildings, including the old Stale House,
one or two churches, most of the carved
work for a new eapitol, then In the process
of construction, and n large number of
public storehouses were destroyed by Hie.
In some of the public buildings, stored
theic by Uio lebels themselves, were large
quantities of shot, shell, and other nmunl
tion, which, when the flames leaclied these
magazines, scattered the fire neaily all over
tlio city, and which, Willi the high wind
then prevailing, accounts in some measure
for the immense destruction of property
thnt followed. Hundreds upon hundreds
of helpless men, women and childien' were
left houseless and homeless, and were at
once cared for by General Sherman and
his soldiers. Iniefercneo to these facts there
is no doubt, contest or question,
In ids official report of Ids operation,
written soon after the tire. General Slier
linn states that "General Wade Hampton.
who conimanileci the coiiicitcralc icar
guard of r.nalry, had, in anticipation of
our capture of Columbia, ordeied that all
cotton, public and piivate.'hnuldbc moved
into the streets and filed, to prevent our
making ue of it. Hales were piled every
where, the ropo and bagging eht, and tufts
of cotton were blowed about in Hie wind,
lodged In the trees nnd ntr-iinst houcs. "
Sonio of these hale- or cotton were
burnlug, especially one In the very heart
of tlio city" he Is speaking of the moment
of lime when the union forces entered tho
city "but Hie flic was jmrtvttlg subdued
by the labors of our soldiers." Ho had he.
fore staled that "a perfect tempest of wind
was raging ut the time, and then goes on
to say, that "before one slnglo public
building had been fired by order," tho fires
set by Hamilton's ordeis weie "rekindled
by tlio wind and communicated to the
buildings around." This icport, it must
lie leinembeied, was written ut tho time of,
or Immediately after, the transaction,when
the circumstances were fresh in tho mciu
ory of tho general himself and of bisoffl
ccrs, and befoiu tho propilety of tlio act
had ever been called hi question. Tho
probabilities, too, are In favor of Us truth,
nnd, moreover, GeneralJShcimnn Is not tho
man to shirk nny icsponsihlllty arising
from his nets. Ho hadconductcd, nnd was
conducting the campaign for tho avowed
purposo of bringing the realities of tlio war
homo to tho planters and other residents of
tho south. Destruction and ruin marked
his pathway, and ho had Intended they
should. He mado war, too, on cotton.
Weeks bcforc;ho had Informed confederate
commanders that of cotton "all you don't
burn, I will," adding "wo don't wantlt,
nnd It has proven a curse to our country,"
Weeks and months boforef.Jio had written
nnft It was published in nil Ihu papers,
both north and south i "1 look upon
.Columbines quite as had as Charlcetou,and
i uouiji it we sunn sparo tnc puouc nuuu
,liigs" nnd In tho report, first quoted from,
ho says Ihat he had given "orders to de
stroy absolutely all arsenals and public
propel ly. Would n mm sonvowlug him
self, carry lug out such a policy, so com
municating to the cnenry. so reporting to
the government, hcsltntc, for a moment,
lo take llie responsibility of llie burning of
Columbia, If It properly lesled Upon him ?
The facts, the testimony, tho circumstances
nnd the probabilities, all Unite In c'onllrni
lug tho charge made In General Sherman's
first ofllclnl repoil of his operations. This
charge, which may, we doubt not, bo
taken as the final verdict of history upon
the subject -and the sting of the language
Is what aw oke Hie ex-rebel's malignity --Is
In these words: "Without hesitation, 1
charge General Wade Hampton Willi hav
ing burned his ow n city of Columbia, not
with a malicious intent, or ns the man
ifestation of a silly 'Roman stoicism,' but
folly mid irant nf sense, In filling It
willi lint, cotton nnd tinder."
Tlio IMitJ' S'nuill)'.
Kiliior vfthc Olubc .'-The Rutland lltr
iild of the H'.th Inst., contained n communi
cation headed "The F.ddy Family -Rx-posurc
of the Humbugs by a .Spiritualist,"
over the signature of Joseph It. Hall of
Poitlnnd, Me., which, in my opinion', does
such ciuel Injustice to the "hddy Family"
and the cnuso of truth, that I beg to occupy
sufficient space In your widely rend journal
to icvlcw the slntcmenls of .Mr. Hall, to
state the facts within my own knowledge,
andglie you my deductions from those
facts. Fortunately, 1 am enabled to deal
fahly with Mr. Hall, by having been pre
sent ai Hie two ".sonnees" of the 2d and 3d
insls., described by lihn, and, mole for
Innately slill for correct conclusions upon
the question of deception by the Kddv
Family. I w as also present at four other
"soawCs" or ".circles" besides two days
spent in close observance of their ehaiaetcr
and surroundings nt their home. Allow mo
fuithcr lo premise that If yeais as mature
ns those of Mr. Hall, an extended Inter
course with men of various stations in life,
both in city and country, and n life Ion
habit of patiently and closely investigating
nny question of inipoitance- to myself or
others presented lo me befoir forming or
expiesslng a decided opinion of ils merits,
ire facts that add any value to my state
ments, I must claim the benefit of them In
this communication. I wish fitiihrr In say
that, In niv opinion, no man. howeerkeen
bis pel cept ton or great his power of analy
sis, is competent to pronounce final judg
ment upon llie character of the manlfe-liv
tion,In question, fioin merely, as a stranger,
attending two 'Veanccs." There Is fo much
Hint Is new, so much that isstaitling, that
theiiiliidis filled with quostionsiipon which
the judgment icquires more light, that
satisfactory conclusions can only be reached
by an Investigation sufficiently protracted
to overcome the novelty of the position
nnd allow the mind lo act flee fioin abnor
mill excitement. And heieiu I think Mi-
Hall has done great injustice to u'mvlfaa
well as to olheis, nnd my candid conviction
is mat nail lie pursued ins lnvcsti
Kiititms for a week instead of tho
brief period that be did, ho never
couiu nave brought himclt lo pen
lltefco heerc Hlrletmes. Again I lear 3Ir.
HflU win laboring under n feeling of tils
appointment that biased his judgment. I
had the pleasure of conversing with him on
tho I'd Instant, at the lesidence of Hie
Kddys. Hcffcmedto be a gentleman of
strong convictions with an emphatic
method of expiesslng them, and although
I did not hear him expiess any opinion ns
to the genuiness of the Rddy manifesta
tions he th'il speak fully of the
satisfactory cbaiacter of tho material
l7.ition of Hie spirit witnessed by
him elsewhere, and instanced the
caso of a young child of his own, giving a
most Interesting account of the manner of
Its clearly defined appearance to him, hold
lng the beautiful rose bud, with onn littlo
petal bent down, the same as when placed
by the band of alfection at its burial. Not
happening to witness anything appealing so
.directly to a father's heart, and perhaps
comparing what he "hoped" to see with
what he actually saw, was he not uncon
sciously biased by his personal disappoint
And now, as lo my own observations.
Although I had lieaid much from my
friends- those that were near and dear to
me -of what they had witnessed nnd tho
communications they had received from
departed friends, nnd moio recently hnd
conversed with n number of mos. Intelll
gent ladies nnd gentlemen, who had spent
some time ut the home of tho Kddy's, I
had bad no personal knowledge of spiritual
manifestations, until the evening of the
2adult., when I accepted the imitation of
a friend (who, although residing In Rut
land, had never visited the Kddy's) to ac.
company him nnd attend their circles. Wit
nesslng so much that was new, so many
queries arising in my mind, dcmandlnj
more complete solution, I availed myself of
of the opportunities that n temporary so
journ in Rutland, gave mo of visiting them
to the extent nbovc mentioned, at intervals
during the past three weeks. I found the
"Eddy family" to consist of William, aged
apparently about thirty ; Horatio about
twenty .eight ; Webster about tweuty-two,
nnd their two sisters, Delia and Alice,
young women, perhaps twenty and seven
teen, respectively. And right hero let ine
say, that having noted the members of
this family most closely and comeri-cd
with the brothers for hours, upon a variety
of subjects, I am entirely satisfied of their
entire honesty ot purposc,gennlne kindness
of heart, patience under inconsiderate crlll
cism, and n tender regard for the feelings
of others that excited my highest admira
tion. I will only briefly speak of the thirk
circles as .Mr. Hall has not although they
are Intensely Interesting. In tho dark clr
clo Horatio submits to bo bound with u
strong cord, Ids hands being tied together
behind him and lo his chair. Immediately
upon the light being extinguished voices
arc heard, the moro familiar ones bring
those of May Flower, purporting to bo the
the spirit of n young girl of twelve- years
who was captured by tho Indians when
quite small and who acquired their habits
and remained with them until she
passed to spirit land, and that of Ucorgo
Dlx, a young sailor lost nt sea. Theso nrp
accompanied by quite n baud of other
spirits who ciitcrtalnthoso present with con
certs, somo nlue or ten musical Instruments,
being played upon, filling tho room as com
pletoly, and keeping as excellent tlmo as
any band of performers in the flesh. May
Flower nnd George ,I)r ctignglng freely In
comelNUiou with lhoe present, walking
nroitud In front of each tMtor, placing
Ihclr musical Instruments upon their heads
and In their laps, while continuing to play
upon them. On one oi en-lou Ocorgo Dlx
shook hands with i.eieriil, myself among
tho number, the medium remaining bound
as secuiciy as cvei, ni we demonstrated by
at onco lighting the mom. A largo slono
weighing at leat sixty pounds was dropped
upon tho floor In our midst, mid used ns an
anvil upon which an "anvil c.hoius" was
vigorously performed in perfect time, nnd
Immediately Ihercafler, upon examination,
all the doors of Hie room weie found lo bo
s'.lll seated up.
Ilililioiis laid upon the1 challenge Hie attention and cnieful Imestl
wcio quickly lied Into gallon of Hie best minds, is attested by the
tablo by visitors
most exquisitely funned hows and flowcis.
so left wci vni ranged In wreaths nnd inter-
twined with the bows and hung up nnd bit
for out Inspection In Hie light, and many
other things equally w ondei fill, Nunc doubt
having been expressed as to these exhibi
tions In the dark circles, on Thursday
evening the Itli Inst., Horatio held a tl'lit
circle, when the guitar and other Insliu-
meats wore suspended mcr our heads nnd
thrummed by Invisible fingers. A heavy
chair was taken up and held alofl by a
visible hand. Instruments were thrust out
from under tho chairs nf 'those present, un
til they weie held plainly before ns and
played upon. A delicate hand appeared,
and a sheet of paper and pencil being fur
nished a page was written by It diieetly
under our eyes and nddirs'ed to the
mother nf the writer of it, who was pre
sent and signed with his name, all this
within six feet of n bright light burning
upon the table. A solid Iron ling some six
inches In diameter, and ery heavy, was
placed upon one arm of Hie medium, while I
his hands were tied together and a few
minutes later after we had fully examined 1
the still securely bound wrists, the ilngi
was taken from the arm near the elbow and j
losecd upon Hie table. the light 1
being within three feel of llie
arm of llie medium, These things
and numerous ollieis equally sur
prising, XNcre wilue-sed in a good light by
myself and perhaps twenty otlieis.
In the elide lu which William is the me-
diiini. and upon which .Mr. I tall more par
ticularly dwells, happily .1 witiu-sseil such
a variety of materializations ns to nwrcnmc
any doubt that might have been engender
rd by only seeing forms of similar height
midsize. In leferenre. howeier. to the
old man" of whom Mr. II. speaks as
having appealed, and upon whose head he
clearly saw the folds nf tin rl-iti." It is
nut just to state mat .Mr. I'leree- llie gen- j
tlemau who rorognletl hint as ins lather - i
ronsideied the fuel of the white hainlkcr-
hief being tied over his head, the most
conclusive evidence of the genuineness of
the figure j Mr. Pierce explaining, that his
father was eighty four years of age when
he passed away, and that during his hist
years his habit was to tie a handkerchief
over his head before retiring, to protect it
from the cold, of which he complained.
I speak within bounds in slating Ihat I saw
during thn.-o six evenings at least thirty dtf-
fenntfonmUMu from the lltlledark closet
(which I had fully examined and found it
to hau1 no outlet other than the front en.
trance And those forms were as vailed
In height, size, age, dress nnd general up.
pear.mce, as one would find In meeting n
similar number of persons in walking
through your fcticcts.
1 iaillculnrl7.e. One foini I miw on
two occasion tieaily defined, pui polling
to be Ihat of William White, late editor of
tho Rainier of Light, who passed away a
few months since. I had never met him
in life, others present who had at once
recognized him. Ho addressed Hi In an
impressive manner and at some length. In
form nnd feature ho was entirely unlike
William Rddy, and In tho uso of language
and niodo of expression ns widely different
ns can well bo imagined. A lady purport
Ing to bo the spirit of Martha Wa-hington,
(Lady Washington) advanced, and kneel.
lug in front of n chnlr, resting her elbow
upon It, nnd her head upon her hand,
prayed quite audibly, for fully seven or
eight minutes, Invoking Hie blessing of
peace upon our country and praying that
the land might drink no more of the blood
ol its children. In fervor of cxpirs.
sion ; in beauty and strength of language ;
In ImprcAsivcness of manner so much
above and beyond tlio capacity nf
any member of tlio Eddy family ns to len
der nny comparison simply nbsiird. At
the same moment every member of that
family save AVilllam, was sitting among
us. A boy, half grown, came out nnd ad
dressed his mother who had come several
hundred miles to see him in language the
mo.st touching, deeply affecting not only
his mother, but others present.
Suslo Howies, of whom Mr. II. , speaks as
having n remarkably largo arm for a lady,
with a "brawny, brown sunburnt hand,'
appealed tlio next evening nfter.Mr. II.,
left, nnd coming where tho light fell direct
ly upon her, revealed a beautiful form with
a fair round arm and shapely hand, nnd
addressed her father, who was weeping, In
words of tenderness and with a woman's
Again. Tl)i fprni of an old and allied
friend of the writer who passed away in
1W14, came repeatedly, attired as bo was
wont to be, nnd expressed bis grent
pleasure In seeing him. At my request ho
stepped to where tho light would fall more
clearly upon htm, and where every feature
could he most dtuttnctly iccognbcd.
Onco more, and what will Mr. Hall say
to this? Would ho discover "features
marvelously like William Eddy's i" A
littlo child of apparently thrco years,
dressed prettily, and with a fair, handsome
face, appeared and was at once recognized
by Ils mother. Tho mother said, "Clar
ence, show mamma your arm." At onco
ho extended Ids little-arm with lis short
slecvo towards ids mother, who said (ho
child's dress was precisely Hie tame in np
penranco ns that In which ho was buried.
Another littlo child of pcihaps four years,
also appeared tho samo evening. Upon
this particular evening, Sept. -lib, I my.
self tied tho medium nt Ids own request,
and I certainly did so most strongly. I
also examined his person in presence
of the company, before he retired to
his seat In tho dark closet, and
found ho had on only n coat, a colored
shirt, a pair of pants, and a pair of shoes,
no vest and no stockings, ns somo skeptics
had said that tho wiilto leggings of nn
Indian figure- looked llko William's white,
stockings. And I would hero say that
having my attention tints called
to tills point. 1 parliculaily noticed
tlio feet nnd legs of several
Indian forms Including "Honth's" to
which Mr. II. refers 60 critically, nnd saw
wbal appeared to bo buckskin moccasins
and leggings, such Tnfi I have often seen In.
dlans wear. I have, my dear sir, thus gone
Into detail In llie Inleiest of " fair play,'.'
voluntniily nnd without consultation with
nny one, for I bhould have done great lu
justice to my sense of w hat was duo to
the Blnccrc-mlndcd and kind-hearted
Eddys, nnd to thowj who may havo
read Mr. Hall's comimiiilcnllon, bad I,
lu the light of my own observations
nud experience, suffcied that commu
nication alone In lie spread bufoie the pub
lic. It Is not inypuipofc lo ask any ono
to fin in conclusions as to (ho nature of
these manifestations from what I havo
seen, bill that Iheie is enough In them lo
(art Hint cu-ry week bilngs lo Rutland
gentlemen and ladies of superior scientific
attainments, extended observation, high
rujluic and social position with the view
of Informing thonwlics by personal Inves
tigation nf the exact facts attending lhee
truly wonderful manifestations.
Then' lias been so much in what I have
witnessed during the past few weeks corio.
boralivo of 'what has, In years past, been
predicted by my friends who claimed lo
have lcciivcd communications from other
depai ted friends ns lo what 1 would ulti
mately be compelled by the evidence of my
own semes of hearing, sight and touch
lo believe, thai I am templed lo add n few
facts that seem to mo truly wonderful, but
as they are so personal to myself I feel that
they should be spoken only In the private
ear of friendship or wllhln the sacred ptc
rinets of my own home. Let those who
feel Interested Investlgatate patiently tills
mailer in a spirit of candor and form no
hasty conclusions. Let them not, from a
meie curseiy examination form or expiess
drcldcdoplnions implicating the integrity of
others', that it may not be said of them that
" fools nish In wiieie angels fear lo tread."
And. (hough the he.nens fall, let there be
Fn: Pi a v.
Xon..- I do not wish to lie understood
as hating other than feelings of respect for
Mr. Hall. I only claim that his opinions as
expressed In Ids coinniunicallon were too
hastily fonned to be of value
Sinn eil. or from the piemtses of S. II.
Rockwell, two black lions. The owner is
leqlie-ted to proto propcity and pay
charges and take them away. "
H. G, LN(ihoi:iiiv."
The nboe notice was put up lu the post
olllee one day Ibis week. The explanation
this: Some unknown person or per
sons took from Mr. Ruck well front gate
I posts, two iron lions and phued them upon !
the from steps of Mr. Langworthy's house,
I where they weie found In the morning.
I looking as ferocious as if they bad just
I rmeiged I nun Iheir native jungles. It
i was known by almost everybody that Mr.
Rockwell and Laugworlhy didn't bitch
well, audit was said by some that the
lulllenuni was about to take place, ns the
lions and the lambs were lying down loge
Ihei. y,i mailer what Is said, the joke is
Extensive icpaiir. aie now going on in
the basement of the Methodlsljiiurrh. The
committee have torn out the ceiling over
head and taken up the floors and innwd the
partitions in the das-, rooms, so that it will
be much better arranged than before.
They t-onlrinpliilo now- wiitlnn tin,
md piu'iln In two fiirnnreM for wmnilng
the looms above and below. When these
improvements nre completed we think the
people will be pleased.
l lie choir in mo .Melhoilist cliurcli sing
unusually well. Mis Griswold w ho pre
sides at tlio organ does itin artistic stvle
and helps make Hie music enjoyable.
Tlieio was a flight frost a few nights ago
In tins icinity, but not enough to do much
damage. A few more days of dry, warm
weather will set tho corn beyond danger of
Our selectmen wilt need lo put tho vil
lage law into force in regard to trotting
horses neioss the bridge, before they will
stop It. Tho fast horse men seem to drive
in a defiant way, as much as to sav, "Sue
and be dar'nd !"
Oliyer Wellington lias about completed a
new house where Ins old homestead has
stood so many years. Mr, Wellington
came to Middlcbury fiom C'hnrlestown,
Mass., when u young man, more than fifty
years ago, labored hard nt the mason's
trade, and by strict economy and steady
'leiscveilng effort, he has accumulated n
competence Ills word has always been
held to be as good as his note Although
he Is now old and well stricken in years.
we hope ho may live many years to enjoy
the frnlls of his long laborious life.
He miiiiKtou Count).
1IEXNINOTON KN'ITriXn Mil !-.
A. II. Valentine, proprietor of 0110 of the
largest mills in I'ennlngton, manufactures
yearly 11,000,000 knit ladies undergarments
When it is understood that lids is one for
about every llih teen persons in the conn-
try, including men, women and children,
some idea can be lorincd of the Immense
amount of that class of gooils that 1110
manufactured yeaity lu that town, where
there are nine large knitting mills nearly all
of which nre ns large ns the one operated
by Mr. alcntino.
The demand for goods manufactured at
the knitting mills of (ico. S. Hradford
Sous, and so rapid that In one of their mills
they arc obliged to serve two sets of hand
ono for day work nnd one for night work,
and notwithstanding this they aie far be-
bind on their orders. At their lower mill,
operalcd by Mr. (J. A. Wattles, ono of the
linn, they havo lately commenced the
manufacture- of suits of under garments
styled by them " the Union Suit," and
which Is having a cry largo and cxlcnslvo
sale, and they nro at present about two
months behind on their ordeis.
Hupt. V, C, While, ever nwnko to tlio in
tcrcsts of tho road (over which ho Is super
intendent) and also to tho lives of thoso
traveling on 11, was continually at his head
mtnilcrs in Ilutland, three days during Hit
past week (Sfato Fair week) nnd received
telegrams every flvo minutes whllo the rcg.
ular and special trains were running and
thus was kept lully postcil In relation to
tlicm, and In ram of accident would have
been ablo to have dispatched help without
hardly a moments delay.
Killed. Oscar Vospey, a young man
employed at Norton's .Mills, was adjusting
dome belting around a pulley, on Friday
last, when ho got entangled in Hie belting
urul wns frightfully mangled. His head
was lorn from tho trunk and his arms from
his body. Ho was 10 years old nnd Hid
sole support of a widowed mother.
Allen A Drew, 27 Meichnnts' Row, are
selling goods at cost for ."Odnjs, to close
out stock i Hals, Caps, Furnishing Goods
and Ready Made Clothing. Good Goods
nt very lorr prices.
I'cmiATtvn TitLs havo become n settled no
ccsslty Willi tho Amerlcnn pcnplo. Indeed,
cathartics always have, been and always must
ba used. In soma lorm. bv nil mankind. In this
country tho pnulnrroim or administration has
oeen ifrowins in lavnr since pins were ursi
inado of Aloes nnd llhuliarlj. rolled Into a hall.
Their high position lu the imljllo eonlldonco has
nnally hecii seemed nlid fastened into ncrmn-
nency by Ajer'n Cntlini tic l'llls, tho inosl skill
ml combination of medlclno for tho diseases
nicy nro iiueniieu loenro, mat sc onco can ue-
Msaorart produce. Those wanting pills, no
longer hesunio what plus to take but uso
aj em mi, niiffitr
llllNNlhO.Va PATENT SH1PPINO TAOS,
Over 200 millions havo been used within tho
past ten yenrs, without complaint nf loss by tag
bcromliitr detached. All Impress I'omp.inlus
uso tliein. Sold b )'i Inters nnd Slntloners
Ol.Olli: l'Al'Elt CO. KCTI.M,
HtueSM.v-vrtt Wholesale Agcnls,
out .MorilKiis. who were the best nnd tidiest
liousew Ives lu the w orld cxecplng our grand-
moiiier! iivjk rspecmi pnuo in ine jjossession
or rows or uuwnre inni a sieneu i ku nnoi-
lshed mirror. V. cry nrtlcfu nbout their houses
susceptible lo 1rillsii, Including the brass
Knocker, was regiiinriy iirigntcnoii lip until 11
(airly glistened. With (heir prlmltlie materi
als, hiieh ns Ilntli brick, emery, rotton slone.
i-ie.t ii nsu hltiuiis inuur, nioeil one oi ioe.
Now-a-davs. howowr. their daiiahters use s
polio, and In one hour can polish morenitlcles
nun no n iieuer man mey couki in n wnme nny.
ii .vini wish tt exi ei jour moiners in ine origin
iisssurioiirkl.jiien ivoie, use Mjpolto.
ho (IRNKiiM, has the public roiilldenee lie
come In DrAjer'.s medicines, nnd so great Hie
ileinnud for llieni, that unprlnclpalled MUlans
nro attempting to deceive llie unwary by Im
lKislngupon tliein their worthless nostrums un
der a hlmllarlO of name. Cherry Pectoral I7.
enges, lir Ayer's Troches. Ayer's l'nstlle.s lor
coughs, cherry I'ecloinl cough drops, AVer's
Keu-rninl Ague cure, in- Ajer's Indian l'llls,
Ac, Ac, (noun of which nio or I)r Aire's leanu
laelureor composition) nro specimens of this
Mllaiiy and deceit. They not only derruud the
sic); or Ihclr money, hut or their health, or llie
rccincry or their health, which Is mr moro Im
portant Hum money, l roni actual counterfeits
ihe people aie proteeteil by law which the Doc
tor piomptly enrorees, but these evasions sonu
I lines elude the law, nnd purchasers must pro
tect UiemseUcs bv reruslng to be deecHed by
lliem. HoM'i-IN II) lice.
..trellis lor tin- .iliilx.
II. I.. HUson. Iiennliiglon.
11. I1. .Morgan, Wnlllngford.
Herbert .smith, Factory Point.
II. s. Hard, Arlington.
M. II. Kelley, South Wnlllngroid.
c. c. i'leree. Kast Clarendon.
11. .1, Carpenter, Ilrattlcbom.
(.Ibbs A Co., ISrnmlon.
Hennlsou lirotliers, Pltlsfor,!.
W. M. Day, .Miildlcbiii.
I turns Holt, I'lttsiield.
.1. II. culter, Ilydollle.
T. K. Ilorlon, Clarendon.
1). I'. Pen body. I'lttsrord.
AMen X Co., .Middlcbury.
II. 11. Spencer, Sutherland Tails.
.1. N. Haskell, l-'iilrhaicn.
A. I,. Kellogg, caslleton.
c. .1. (lllnioie. West Itutland.
I, , .lolinson, West l'nwlct.
W.S. llasselt. Mlddletown.
.lames nice, I'awlet.
II F. l'armenler, Mcchniilesilllr.
I). Ilorlon, Mounl Holly.
W. W. Illbbard, l'oultney.
I'. Ilolton, Dauby 4 Comers.
Willi, mi I'leree, D.uibj
II. A. Carter, llcnson.
W. II. Hull, Wells.
(I. F. Woods, lletlows Kidls.
I'. II. llobblns, Chester.
K. I! Allen, lust Wnlllngionl
Sherman llrolhers, I.uillon.
Iii'imn .V ( lark, Chltlcndeii
.1. I). I'unlv. .Manchester,
s M Southard. Vcnrennos.
V E M l' I. E O E F ASH 1 f) N
At thru-cent State l'.ilr for Hie most
stylish and handsomest assortment
of Millinery, Fancy and I.a
llAIttiAIN'S ! HAltli.VlNS :
In opening ot Ihe season. Full line ot Millinery
l'ATTKUN HATS, I'LOWKKH, I'l.f.MIM, TIPS
THI.MMi:!) AND lINTItl.MMLI) HATS.
Itlhhons. Notts. Laces. Frames. Ac. at Prices
cheaper than ocr.
NOVELTIES IN AUFNDANCi:.
T I E S !
t 1 1-: s :
Long silk Windsor Ties inntl shades at S.i cents
Frliitred nt We. l'olka dot Tlo at I0e. nnd a lull
and complete, lino ot nil the latest styles nnd
shades nt liottom pi Ices.
U X D E It O A It M E X T S .
Wo will sellvoun soen tucked skirt at 51,
embroidered Cliemlso nt 11, tucked nud em
broidered drawers at I!, long night robes, beau-
nrully made, 11.ro j ciiiiuren s supsni 00c.
woith doubtetlio money.
COI.'SKTS AND HUSTLES,
belts, Infants' wear, Hoslcry.baco Collars, itufll
Alexandre's Kids at 11 ;
All si) les and prices, from 8Sc. upwards.
We still i iiiitlnue to sell those long, heavy,
tlrst class halrswllchcsnt s::.".'minl is; Linen
braids one yard lomr, at io
.lEWEl.EV: JEWELRY !
In abundance. The latest and handsomest
iiow'ltlcs lu thlslliie at prices loner than ocr.
made of handsoiao nnd host prints, cut I'olon
also, al II.".'., and lots of Useful, stylish and
cheap no) cities at
.iviw'aw rntri.i: or vasiuos,
Xolip.tl'cll III, k,
CENT E 11 STItEET.
Wholesale dealer In
C.M.IFOItSI WINES AND I1HANDY
IMI'OIITKII INII WHOI KStl.K UK (I Kit
CHINA AND JAPAN TEAS,
Tho atteiillon of Ton 11 Agent", Physicians
and Druggists Is especially called to our w lues,
as they nro unsurpassed for medical purposes,
rouilmr from 0110 ot tho oldest Mneyniils In
California. All goods guaranteed pure and sat
isfactory, or I" Im returned nl my expense.
0 r r 1 c e ,
coiiNEii FiiEinirr and evei.yn, sth,
(Landon & lluntoon's block,)
Itutlnnil. vt. myltf
jyj- I S 8 E M M A A. L E E,
AHTIST IN OIL COI.OIHNO,
No. lot) Wr.ST 3:ii ST., Nbw Yokk.
Itli. I nA la ttnn.iill rttr t hrt tlimnin. It, Va..a..-
IUI, I.VVJ 11 B,'V..U.U ...w BUU.M.V. ... , Vt (itUlll,
and will receive orders, correspond, or consult
with those desiring rhologranhs. Porcelain, and
ru in nil,
J K M 0 V A I. .
Up.. H. W. SMYTH,
Having established blmtelt permanently In .
Ilutland, and tor the better convenience of hU I
patients, he has removed his oraco from the I
Hardsell House, to the
nAXTHlt NATIONAL UANK BLOCK,
where ho may bo consuttod dally (ctcppt Frl. ;
days) free ot charyo.
unice uours 9 a. m. 104 p. ru. , ana o 107 p in .
To those who may bo unacquainted with the
particulars of my practice, a brief explanation
might not bo unwelcome During tho w hole of
my professional career, my lime nnd attention
has been exclusively devoted to tho study nnd
Investigation of diseases of the EYE, HA It, NA
SAI, CAVITY, TIIIiOAT, LUNGS and CIIKST,
and derangements of tho KEKVOl'H SYSTEM.
My specially embraces the eradication ot CW
Kumptfon, Catarrh, Throat Ditrau, affections of
the lcKvtf Organs, Asthma, and all Lnryngical,
Ilronchtal nnd IHihnonary Cvmplatnts; Uio re
moval ot Veafmis, Dlttharan from the titr, and
the treatment of all diseases leading to Oewrat
Dfbtlitp, or the loss or Impairment of Xtrrw au A
My office is provided with eierj practical Im
provement and ndvantago founded by the ad
vanced slate of medical science for the relief of
huuau suffering. Patients coming under my
care for treatment may expect to receive every
benefit guaranteed by science, skill and a com
To TllK I'LIU IC, 1 hnsc to say that 1 do not
consider It necessary nl this lime to present to
your notice further testimonials ot the success
of the new method of treatment 1 ndvocote.
lla'.lng, during the past six months, given you
statements and reiorts trom the most relluble
people lu this village and lctnlty, should cer
tainly give those who aro stlU suffering con
lldence enough to employ oup who Is so universally-successful.
Zim Consultation tree and terms within the
roach or all.
S. W. SMYTH, M. II.
Sniijsi ami $lciUciucs
mrris,. mkmpinkm, (.'hkmk;ai.h
1' A T E N T M E 1) I O I S E S
LAHOi: STOCK JL'ST 1IK0EIVKD
N o .
Ct:N1kn miikki-, HCTI.AND, VKlt.MONT
l'KAXl.iS FEN.V CO.
Q.VIt.YTOUA WATERS. All kinds, bv
O the llottle or Cnse, nnd star spring Water
on draught nt
FltANClS FENN .V I'O'S.
JOCKET CUTLERY at
l. FKNN A CO'.S.
rl. AEEEX'H DYSENTERY SYHIT
Will cure you. Try It.
F. FENN K CO.
1; Ituiiher Halls 1
Ituiiher Halls and Clubs at
1'. FKNN K CO.
BOYS' TOYS, ot all descriptions, at
r, FENN A. CO'.S.
rTwTLET ARTICLES "at
.1. F. I'ENN & CO'.H.
mltUSSES and SHOULDER RRAOES
jL ut r, FENN COV,
and Wheelbarrows, at
F. FENN K CO'.S.
S 0 M E T II 1 X O
N E W
All those ))ho irhli cuu now lime
DEI.IVEItED AT THEIR HOMES,
SODA AXD SARATOOA WATERS,
OEI.EIlllATKll SIPHON DOTTLE.-,.
As s nrkllng and ns pure as drawn from the
FOUNTAIN AT MY COl'NTKII.
Cull and examlno al
4 1 MEROHAXTS' ROW,
ALBERT W. HIOOIXS,
7 O E SAL E
A Ilrst-class Rate lire and bui-iMar nroof com
blned one of "Herring's Patent Champion," In
perfect working order. Mill be sold for less
than its real value. Apply nt the Baxter Na
lylldtt O. It. HOTTU.M,
8 A L E 1
Thu subscriber has a Candy apparatus com
prising a complete outfit ror manufacturing
candy, v, hlch ho will sell for less than one-hali
tho 01-leinni cost. Also, one heaw Truck Wa
gon, very cheap: nnd one pair of Double Work
GEO. W. CHAPLIN, Jk.,
Itutland. May U. mySMtf.
O if lilli E
My housonn 1 tin corner or Mum and Washing
ton street with or without the two houses ad
Also i desirable garden lot on Ihe south end
M A I N K T It E E T ,
cimtnlnlugaboul-llftycholco fruit treets.
MItS. E. W. IIUNTOON.
Enquire of C. F. Huntoon, at
J)WELLIXO HOUSE AXD
P O R SAL K,
Tho subscriber offers his nouso and Lot, situ
ted on Prospect street, for salo. The house
was erected within a few years, and ban eight
rooms. Water In tho Hrst and second stories,
nnd a garden under good state of cultivation.
Tho premises will be sold cheap.
septidtm v. Z. YOVJNO.
BRICK. I havo live hundred thouiand
good bard burned merchantable brick on
band and for salo on reasonable terras. Please
call and examine. Warranted to give satisfac
tion. WM.Tu. FIELD,
Itutland, August 1, isrii. aag-ldti
rtUUncni ami .t'aucit OjooiIjs.
A It U 0 W H it MI T c 11 k 1. 1.
Successors to f sknciI Dkiio
i'liorii'ECTUs foil is;;i.
As we have worn no disguises In the past.'.we
:orno with no promise of n new sensation. We
shall offer jou no cunningly devised fables to
tickle, your fancy, nor take a fresh departure In
unbeaten paths to rtllevo tho monotony' or
truth-telling. Fornenrly Fifteen Years we have
held to the same principles, and we find them
all unworn by the laps'! of time.
MILI.INEUY AND FANCY GOODS
W HOI, E S A I. E A X 1) It E T A 1 1,
All orders entrustod to our carton 111 be
I'liO MI'Tl. V AXll !AMtrUU.Y 11 I.I KU.
ItAHKOW.S ,t MITOHEU.,
NO. Ill MF.ltCHANT.S' mm
may lit If
K I, 1 N T ' S
A GREAT .MEDICAL DIM.Dx Lin
Extract of Kools and Heibs which tilnii
tarlably cure the following complaint -
l.snei)sla. Heart Hum. Liver Comnhilins Und
Lois of iipictl;e cured by taklnga lew but 1 Irs
Lassitude. Lowftnlilts and Sinking sensiiin 1
cured at once.
Iruntlons, I'lmples; niotehes and all lmpm -s
of the blood, bursting thrmiL'h the f,l.iu
otherwise, cured readily by following the uii -
Vnr Wlibiev. Hlnddei- nnil l'rlniirv ili.r.,,, .
ments It has no equal ; mm bottle will eotDtm e
the most sceptical.
Worms expelled from the system without 1 uc
least diniculty ; a few bottles are siiniclent for
the most obstinate cnes.
Piles, ono liott lo has cured Ihe mosi dlni.-n'l
ease w heh nil other remedies failed.
Nervous Dinicullles, Neuralgia, lleada
e., eased Immediately,
IiheumalLsm, Swelled Joints and nil Scrofula
ABllctlons removed, or greatly 1 elleved b this
ln aliiable medicine.
Ilronchltls, Catarrh, Convulsions, umi n- er
ics cured or relieved.
..miming, I'alnslu the lungs, side
and Chest, almoMt t,iarlnblvciired bv mkimra
fow botlles of cjuaker Timers.
Female l)inicultles,so prevalent among Amci -lean
ladlos.yleld readily 10 this Invaluable med
icine, the Quaker Ulttcrt..
Illlllous, Itemlttcnt nnd Intermittent Foers.
so prevalent In many parts of our count ry , com
pletely eradicated by f he use of the tjuaker Hit
ters. The Aged Hnd In the (maker inner Just tin
nrtlcle they stand lu need of In their declining
years, It quickens the blood nnd theccs the
mind, and pave tho passage down the plan In
clined. No ono can long remain unwell (unless nlltli t
ed with an incurable disease) nfier taking a re
bottles of Quaker Hitters.
Hold by all Druggists and Dealers In Medii ine
i'if sold nt Wholesale and Eetnll by ( i'.
WINO. Druggist, Itutland.
DR. H. S. FLIXT A- CO.,
At their Orent Medical Depot, m and 19; llroad
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