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THE UNITED OPINION, FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 30, J89?.
NOTHINGJLARMING. General Otis Cables the Situ ation In the Philippines. THE INSURGENTS BADLY SHATTERED "Tkelr Only Hope," Says Otis, "Is United States Aid" The Leaders Predict Overthrow of Pres ent Administration. WASHINGTON, June 27.-The war department has made public the follow lug dispatch from General Otis, dated June 20, in reply to nn inquiry by the de partmeut as to the situation in the Phil ippines: "Rainy season. Little inland campaign ing possible in Luzon. We occupy large portion Tagalog country, lines stretching from Imus south to San Fernando north, nearly 60 miles, and eastward into La guna province. Insurgent armies have suffered great losses and are scattered; only large force held together about 4,000 in larlac province and northern Tarn I in ii pa. Their scattered forces in bands of 50 to 500 in other portions Luzon; in Cavite and Butangas provinces could as semble possibly 2.000, though demoraliz ed from recent de-f eat; mass of people, terrorized by insurgent soldiers, desire peace and American protection; no longer flee oh approach of our troops unless forc , ed by insurgents, but gladly welcome them; no recent burning of towns; popu lation within our lines becoming dense, taking up land cultivation extensively; kept out Manila much as possible, as city population becoming too great to be cared for. "Natives southeast Luzon combining to drive out insurgents; only hope insurgent leaders is United States aid. They pro claim near overthrow present adminis tration, to be followed by their independ ence and recognition by the United tMiues. mis is tne influence wnicn en ables them to hold out. Much contention prevails among them, and no civil gov ernment remains. "Trade with ports not in our possession former source insurgent revenue now , interdicted; not certain of wisdom of this policy, as people in those ports are with out supply of food and merchants suffer ing losses; meditate restoring trade privi leges, although insurgents reap benefits. Courts here in successful operation under direction of able Filipinos. Affairs in oth er islands comparatively quiet, awaiting results in Luzon. All anxious for trade and repeated calls for Americau troops received. Am giving attention to Jolo archipelago and Pulawan islands. "Our troops have worked to the limit of endurance. Volunteer organizations have been called in; replaced by regulars, who now occupy salient positions. Nebraska, Pennsylvania and Utah now taking transports, and Sixth infantry sent to Negros to relieve California. These troops in good physical condition. Sick ness among troops has increased lately, due mostly to arduous service and climat ic influences. Nothing alarming. "Of the 12 per cent of the command re ported sick nearly (5 in general hospital, of whtim 3 per cent have typhoid and 17 malarial fevers. Twenty-five per cent have intestinal trouble; remaining 55 ner cent have, various ailments, 14 of winch due to wound injuries. lauy officer and men who rerved in Cuba break un der recurrence of Cuban fever, and regu lar regiments lately received are inade quately officered." The inadequacy of the number of offl 'Cers mentioned in the last part of the nbove cable message will be remedied by (he sailing of the transports Zeiilundia and Sheridan, carrying a number of offi cers for regiments in the Philippines. " There is nothing for me to ndd to that jispatch," said Adjutant General Cor bin. "It shows a very satisfactory con dition of affairs us satisfactory as can prevail in time of war. It ought to put an end to all this talk about bud condi tions in the Philippines. The straw man that some people have set up over there has been knocked down." THE SHAMROCK LAUNCHED. Sir Thomas Upton's Cap Challenger Takes to the Water at MUlwall. LONDON, June 27. The launching of ' Sir Thomas Lipton's cup challenger Shamrock yesterday afternoon was at tended by nn accident. j As the Shamrock reached midstream from the slips a barge came in collision with her, striking the yacht's bow above the water line and making a big dent. There was a great cry when the Sham rock struck, especially from several mem bers of the Lipton party who witnessed the launch from wie river. But it was soon ascertained that the damage done was slight, and as the tug towed the yacht toward the southwest India dock hundreds of whistles and horns made a tremendous din. The ceremony of launching occurred at Millwall at 3 o'clock. Lady Russell christened the yacht with the customary bottle of champagne, saying: "I christen you Shamrock. God bless you. Good luck to you. May you bring back the cup. Three cheers were then given, and on a signal from Lady Russell the boat and the cradle glided safely into the water. After the ceremony the guests repaired to the marquee, which was tastefully lined with emerald green and decorated with flowers, the Ulster Yacht club flags and the new gold and green Shamrock racing Bag. Lagnt refreshments were served. - V CARS RUNNING IN CLEVELAND. Stockyards Strike Increasing;. CHICAGO, June 27. The strikers in the stockyards have reached the ;,000 mark, and it is said their number will be greatly augmented. Hog killing was practically at a standstill yesterday, and little work was done in the canning de partments of Armour & Co., Libby, Mc Neill & Libby and Nelson, Morris & Co. Men who have been through several strikes in the stockyards predict that by July 1 there will be a complete tie up in all the departments unless there is quick action on the part of the packers. Floods In Nebraska. OMAHA, June 27. A special to The Bee from Kearney says: "Sunday night the worst storm ever experienced in this vicinity swept over the town. In two hours five inches of water fell, streets were flooded, all telegraph and telephone wires and poles prostrated and communi cation cut off till yesterday. The canning factory west of town wos wrecked and several buildings unroofed. At Gibbon seven inches of water fell during the night, everything being flooded and great damage dime." Dreyfns' Second Trial. KENNES, France, June 27.-The sec mid trial of Captain Alfred Dreyfus by court martial on the charge of communi cating documents connected with the na tional defense to agents of a foreign pow er will take place in the army service building here. M. Muthieu Dreyfus, brother of the famous prisoner, has ar rived here. The lii Ion Men Make It Unplensnnt I'or the Nonunlonlats. cjji'iN thAAii, June zu. unly one outbreak of violence attended the re sumption of traffic on all the lines of the Big Consolidated street railway yester day. There was objection in some parts of the city to the retention of the non union men who were kept by the com pany. A party of 25 men assembled near the Brooklyn bridge, just south of the city, and whenever a car came along with a nonunion crew the passengers were asked to disembark and wait for a car manned by a union crew. In most cases the passengers did as requested. Finally a nonunion conductor undertook to argue with the crowd, and he was promptly struck over the head with a club and he and the motorman driven away. The mob refused to permit the car to move until a union crew came along and pushed it to the barns. As a rule the old men were glnd the strike was settled, though there was some grumbling because the nonunion men were kept. It is predicted that all the nonunion men will be glad to leave the city within 30 days, though the com pany imposed as one of the conditions of the agreement for the settlement of the trouble that all the new men should be treated with consideration by the old em ployees. CORNELL A WINNER. Her Freshmen Lead In the Eight dared Knee. POUGIIKEEPSIE, N. Y., June 27. The four oared race over the two mile course yesterday was won by Pennsylva nia in 11m. 12s. Cornell was second time, 11 m. 14s. Time of first mile Pennsylvania, 5ni. 29 3-5s.; Cornell, 5m. 33s. Strokes one-half mile, Pennsyl vania, 30; Cornell, 34; one mile, Pennsyl vania, 35; Cornell, 33; mile and one-half, Pennsylvania, 84; Cornell, 8M; two nliles, Pennsylvania, 30; Cornell, 34. The freshmen eight oared race between Pennsylvania, Columbia and Cornell over the two mile course was won by Cornell in 0in. 55s. Columbia was second, one and one-quarter boat lengths behind Cor nell, time 10m.; Pennsylvania third, three and one-quarter boat lengths behind Co lumbia, time 10m. 10s. Strokes One half mile, Cornell, 34; Columbia, 32: Pennsylvania, 35; one mile, Cornell, 34 Columbia, 33; Pennsylvania, 34; one and one-half mile, Cornell, 35; Columbia, 33; Pennsylvania, 34; two miles, Cornell, 30; Columbia, 34; Pennsylvania, 30. Mm- lectricty vs. "Gas in GREASwl SEPARATORS Protective patents prevent the nse of the improved "Alpha" disc or divided milk-strata system in any other than the De Laval separators. Other fairly well made centrifugal separators are as gas to candle and save $3.- to $5.- per cow per year compared with setting methods. The De Laval machines are as electricity to gas compared with other separators and save $3.- to 15.- per cow per year over such other machines, and $5.- to $10.- over gravity processes. A new 1899 De Laval catalogue, to be had for the asking, tells the whole story. The De Laval Separator Co. NEW ENGLAND AGENTS: Moseley & Stoddard Mfg. Co RUTLAND, VT. GENERAL OFFICES : 74 CORTLANDT STREET,, NEW YORK. mm- 4. A CABINET FOR FRANCE. M. on Wnldeck-RooHHean Sncceeds the Second Trial. PARIS, June 23. President Loubet received M. Waldeck-Housseiui and M. 1 elcasse nt the Klysee yesterday. M aldeck-Kousseau for the second time accepted the commission to form a mill istry. He announced later in the day that he had succeeded. The composition of his cabinet is as follows: 1 resident of the council and minister if the interior, M. Wnldeek-Kousseau; minister of justice, M. Mollis; minister of ireign alTairs, M. lleleusse; minister of war. General the Marquis de Gallifet; minister of marine, M.,de Lanissnn: min ister of colonies, M. Decrnis; minister of ciiiiunerce, M. Millerand; minister of public works, M. Pierre Baudeu; minis ter of public instruction, M. Georges I.eygues; minister of agriculture, M. Jean Kupuy; minister of finance, M. Cuilleux. Mr.. Barrow Get. Long Term. NEW YOUK, June 27. Mrs. Addie Burrow, the wife of George Beauregard Barrow, was arraigned yesterday in the criminal branch of the supreme court be fore Justice Werner on the charge of kid naping baby' Marion Clark. The woman pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 12 years and 10 months in Auburn prison. Detractive Fire In Toledo. TOLEDO. June 27. Fire yesterday entirely destroyed the Michigan Central freighthouse, partially destroyed the Cin cinnati, Hamilton and Dayton freight house and burned UK) loaded cars, the ag gregate loss amounting to over $.'00,HK), a very small part of which is covered by insurance. Comptroller Dane. Hrtorna. WASHINGTON, June 27. Mr. Dawes, the comptroller of the currency, has returned to the city after a month' trip to the northwest. The President'. Hrtorn. ADAMS, Mass., June 27. President McKinley and party left for Washington hortlv before 8 o'clock last night. Volkrnfld Votes War Snppllpn. BLOEMFONTEIN, Orange Free State, June 24. The volksraad of the Orange Free State has voted 0,870 for the increase of artillery, tents and other military supplies. A resolution was adopt ed directing the government to adopt the Mauser rille as the national weapon. A proposal to vote 22,500 for ammunition was discussed, but the debate was ad journed. Trade with Cape Town and Jo hnmiesborg is nt a comparative stand still. The Germans who are in sympathy with the Transvaal are holding meetings, at which they adopt resolutions request ing Germany to intercede in behulf of Pretoria. French Con.nlate Burned In China. LONDON, June 27. The Hongkong correspondent of The Daily Mail tele gruphs as follows: "Antiforeign disturb ances have just occurred in Meng-Tzn, province of . Yunnan, where the resi dences of the customs staff and the French consulate have been burned by an armed mob. The foreigners effected their escape." Reception to Roonevelt hr Mexican.. LAS VEGAS. N. M., June 27. One of the most interesting and unique features of the Hough Kiders' reunion was a re ception' tendered to Governor Roosevelt at the Hotel Castaneda by the Mexican people of the territory just before his de parture. The most influential and Idl ing people called upon the noted New Yorker. MrDnfflr Make, a Fiat Mile. NEW BEDFORD. Mass.. June 22. While in prmtice behind a motor cycle yesterday Eddie McDuttie rode a mile in 1:27, the fastest mile yet made on a bicy-c.e. FACTS. N THE FIRST PLACE THE HACKNEY ENDOWED THE TROTTER WITH THE ABILI TY TO TROT The Kent mare, the dam of Hambletonian 10, was by Jary's Bellfounder, a registered hackney stallion. Humbletonian's sire, Abdullah, was mostly of thoroughbred blood, with inconspicuous trotting ability. Imported Messenger was by Mamririno, whose great grand si re was Blaze, and maze is tne most respeciea 01 an me nacnney lawiers. Where we see hackney conformation and action in the trotter to-dav. enabliner him to win in heavy leather, it comes Irom the original hackney blood, not from the thoroughbred. That famous old hackney ma; e Phenomena, years before the first American trotter was foaled, trotted 17 miles in 53 minutes on a country road with a man on her back, and at the age of 23 she trotted nine miles in 2S minutes and 30 seconds. There are dozens of equal record at the end of the last century and the first of this. A lony list will be f urni.-ht d on application. It is well known that trotting races under saddle were a favorite pastime in Kn gland for a great manv vears. 1 his was when the trotting instinct was beinir iostered and increased hv selection and htrediiy; This trotting instinct did not come down from imt of the skies when little Hambleton. ian was droppt d. We have to thank those sagacious English breeders for almost every valuable bred of livestock we possess to day. We have to thank them for ou selves; there is no pure Ameri can horse but the bronco, a d no pure American man but the Indian. Of recent years we have again trone to England and brought over some more hackneys. Why? B cause the descendants of the first importation have been carefullv selected and bred on speed lines only. Now there is a demand for the original type, arid we natunlly turn to the original source. We have "some four or five million trotters in this countrv, and among" them we find here and there some that have clung to the old contormation, in spite of the efforts of our breeders to make them friab. sided, goose-rumped and long-leggeil. Those that have harked back to the hackney are our carriage horse of to day. There is no doubt that we can raise harnes horses from the trotting fami. ilies ; we can depend o"n getting at least one out of every fiveor six hundred colts. It is a little slow, it is true, but some people prefer anvt ing to accepting something that is English. These peo ple ought to betin on the Indian pony as a foundation, and build up a real American horse. Every pleasure horse we have. aui most of the others, ruve their origin to England, and it is no more unpat riotic to go there now for what we need than it wa one hundrtd years ago. The breeding of any kind of horse is slow an not an easy, task. With the very best materials, we may succeed, but without them failure is certain A man who experiments in horse breeding finds that human life is all too short to work it out, toi nothing of the pocket book. The hackney as a breed is the tvpe of the heavv harness horse to-d.iy ;gf he is not, what breed is nearer to it? We await an answer. A trotting. bred ho-se that wins in h-:tv leather does so because he looks like a hackney and he acts like a hackney. Now then take a hac.'tney horse and breed him to trotting mares of hack ney conformation, and you have the best chance possible of success. That is our interest in the hackney. JIarnees 'horses last year increased in value 25 per cent; this year they will increase 50 per cent; and then the fun will bein in earnest Happy is the farmer whohas a goodly bunchof hackney-bred colts maturing, and he who has not cannot beyin sooner than now, , 'Matchless of Londesboro" IS NOV AT I SOUTH NEWBURY, VERMONT. A horse of his size and to bst'4 1 rt.T"aff8-fagh action Is fust what is needed to cross on our Vermont mares. SERVICE FEE ONLY $20.00 We will also hire a few selected rrares, making; no charge for service, and take the colt at maturity at a fair price. For further information address, GLENDOWER STOCK FARM, So. Newbury, Vt. JAMES WARBECK. .... STUD GROOM. 0 Best Concord Buggy MADE FOR 65.00 0 Numerous tet InioninU of the nbove fnct are -nidly cured and we mt-iitinu 'here two of the many. Horace Renfhew of Bradford, says : 'I have uFed one of vour open Concord bup)firs ,or ,ne Paft '5 yeitra. It has had hard usare and is in excelent condition today. $50 would not buy it. Would rahtr have it no than any two of the lactory made wagons." Ejflf you want a wagon that will give you full value for money expended, a wagon that will stand years of rough usage, and costs you little or nothing for repairs call at my fac tory at the south end of Main St. JTOur wagons have been leaders here for over twenty years and stand on their merits. EVERY PA T GUARANTEED. Speaking c! Farm Wagons. K. C. Martin of Fairlee, says: "For 17 vea'S have friven the farm waton purchased of ou a most thorough test and cannot sav too much in praise of it. Kepairs on it Save not exceeded 75 cts. and the waon is apparent')' as Kd as ever." My wagons are all custom made of the best g-ade of stock and the workmanship is the experience of 26 years, in the business. mmmm C. C. BAGLEY, Manufacturer, BRADFORD, - VERMONT. Dewey's Boyhood. George Dewey, Admiral of the United States Javy and idol of his country, was probably the most widely known boy of the century. Not a day passes but a hun dred or more men come reluctantly to the front, and.witn modesty and hesitant demeaaor. admit that they went to school with Dewey. Those who did not go to school with him lived next door to him. Do these men realize how they are taxing the elasticity of the State of Ver mont A state has certain metes and bounds, and is not like a rbber overshoe. You can sometimes squeeze a number 9 foot into a number 6 overshoe, but you cannot put ten thousand men into space sufficient for only five thousand, because they are not telescopes or pie plates. By the way, the tin pie plate is a most re markably scientific anomaly. Take a dozen tin pie plates all the same size, and you can put one into the other, and the one on top remains no, larger and no smaller than the one on the bottom. This is a Droblem. that has lonir nuzzled the best paid savants or the country. That is the way it is about Georee Dewev's schoolboy friends and college chums. Either Vermont was much larger when Dewey was a boy, or men and boys took up much less room than they do now. l'erhaps Vermont has shrunk so gradual ly since then that no one has noticed it. good geographer could make a hit tiy dis covering this fact and writing about it for the magazines. There is not a town in the country so mean and small and despised that it has not its share ot Dewev's schoolmates. It is a well-known fact that the school Dew ey patronized was the largest in the world. There exists no phetograph of the scaoolhouse, but a trustworthy architect, who is greatly interested in the matter, has reconstructed the school, basing his calculations upon the number of men who, as boys, occupied the room right next to Dewev's. He has made a sketch of the building, based on these figures. It is fourteen stories hign. mo feet long Dy 175 feet wide. It is estimated that Dew ey occupied at the same time 1,052 rooms to accommodate the boys who roomed next to him, forseeing thatsoine day he would be a great man. Besides this Dew ey occupied 5,;j'23 rooms wilh room mates who have since blushingly admitted the fact. It is said that Dewey became fam ous that he might not disappoint tne friends of his boyhood, who nau so laoo riously and at great expense prepared themselves to have been his schoolmates when they grew old. This is a valuable lesson for all boys to remember; be great, and vou will alvravs Lave olentv of school mates. There is no such spur to future ereatness as to go to a large school where you are bound to have a great many com- nanions. And another thins: to remem ber is, always do a great many things that will serve for future anecdotes, me bov who does not do anecdotal things can never expect to be a successfully great man. Tt. was lareelv due to his anecdote that Dewey sank the Spanish Meet in Ma nila liiy. When he stood on xne Diuige of the Olvmuia he said to himselt: "Steadv. Geortre. there are all those an ecdotes behind you. Do not forget that you had schoolmates." ,1 hen, aided by the war correspondents, he went in and won the fight before and after breakfast, thus showing that he remembered his youthful training and lis commendable habit of preparing anepilotes as he went along. When a man becomes great enterpris ing editors, know ing that he has prepared a large number of anecdotes in his'youth and distributed them around ampng his family and schoolmates, send but and gather them in. Jr happens very often t hat they do not have to send out. One by one the men to whom the anecdotes were intrusted remember their responsi bility and bring them in to the editor. Sometimes the anecdotes get into circu lation by the rawmg out ot an old schoolmate wha he drops into the store of an evening. ftVhen he sits nstradle of the sugar barfVA and ts evp-rated peaches he can giadually be persuaded to confess that lie w?nt to school with Dew ey at Montpelier " Pomfret or Chitten den or Johnson orltutland or Northrield or Bellows Falls, vlierever he happened to be from. A great many are discovered in that way. .Sometimes the wife of a schoolmate writes hit husband's reminis cences of Dewey andsends them to "Ihe Ladies' Own Conipaidoii." Vermont used to live a remarkable population. Of late ytars it. has myster iously fallen off. and tie reasn has only recently been suspectet.. Dewey's school mai es have moved out vest. The density of the population in Vernont is now onlv Wi.4 to the square mile, and thereis plenty of room to breathe. Before Dewev's schoolmates moved away it used to be like a crowd in front of a newspaper otlice on the night of a prize fight. "Yes," said Kleazer I'olk, "I remember George well I always call him George, you know. I eot a letter from him not long auo, written just twenty-eight min utes before he went into action at Vanil )y. I'd show yon t he letter, but my wife lent it to the neighbors and ;t got passed around until it was wore out and never come back. I mind George well. I used to room next to him when he went to school at I'addlebury. He was not much for style in them days. He knew he was going to be admiral some day and used to dress the part. He was a small, peckled bov with yellow hair and used to make up to the gals right smart. The .rals all liked him, too, because they knew he was going to be a great man some day. My, but he was fullof pranks, was fieorge ' 1 always call him George. My, mv ! I mind once he played a trick on teacher. One night he carried a cow up into the belfry of the school and tied her with the bell-rope and she rung the bell all night and made the folks think there was a ghost up there so that thev dassen't go near the school ui -til morning. Oracious me, but (Jeorge was a ereat bov ! Hut he was a timid boy and wouldn't fight, that's why I'm so sur prised that he tit them Spaniards so hard at. Vanillv Bay. I alwayscall him ieorge I lust, can't help it. My, but I'd like to see George right this minu'e. Mr. I'olfc now lives at Stotenburg, Ind. Hisvalua ble addition to Deweyiana will appear in book form later. "lieoree Dewev! Did I know George? Well. I reckon 1 did," said Laburnum Ti tus of Crooked Creek, Kan. "When I knew him I roomed next door to him at the Bellows Falls Academy. He was a short fellow, with black hair, and he could fight like the devil. 1 mind once a big fellow from Roebottom Corners stepped on George's foot and told him he was no sailor. (Tcorge was mighty proud in them days. He says to me: jusi watcn me, and don't forget what I do. It 11 come hanrlv Honiedav.' With that he iumDed onto the bigfellow and whipped him clean and fair, and I ain't ever forgot it. That nnon we nut red nenner on the stove in school, and you'd a-died laughing at the way everybody sneezed. Oeorge was the one that nut the pepper on the stove, for 1 seen him doit. n. I couia bit, nere au nieht and tell you of the comical things George used to do." ISome f the most interesting anecdotes, howevr, come from Admiral Dewey's nurses when he was a child. Of these there are a sufficient number to fully es tablish the fact that Ueorge was certainly a remarkable child, for no one child ex cept a remarkable child would require so many nurses. Following is an anecdote related of his childhood as told by his foi mer nurse, Mrs. Martha Snively, of Kose berry Olen, Vt , to a writer for "The Young Ladies' Journal and Fashion Guide." "Yes, I knew Georgia," said Mm.Snive I.v, who is a motherlv and kind-lfearted lady, living on a small farm with her third husband. "I knew Georgie when he was four years old. Law, we all knew he was going to flow up to be a great man. One dar lie came running to me and said: 'Martha, why does a mouse that it spins '.' 'Good land, child,' I replied, 'I don't know what makes you ask such a question ?' 'Because,' said he, 'the higher tne fewer.' Now wasn't that cute? One day he was playing George Washington and he sat in a washtub out in the back yard and pre tending to paddle across the Delaware with a broom. This showed that some day he was going to be a sailor, but law me, we never thought he would sink all those Dago ships at Maniller the way he did. Not one of us suspected that. But that was a way he had. lie never told be forehand what he was g ing to do." There are a number of equally remark able reminiscences gathered from Mrs. Snively, but they will not appear serially being reserved for more dignified publica tion in book form. When Admiral Dewey returns to Amer ica he will be surprised to know how many persons he went to school with and the number of anecdotes he created in his youth. Kansas City Star. W.CT.U. The fourteenth annual convention ef the Orange County Woman's Christian Temperance Union was held in East Corinth June 20 and 21. The executive meeting was called to order at 1.30. Opened with prayer. Time was occu pied in suggestions for better work dur ing the coming year. Convention was called to order at 2.15 by the President, Mrs. Susie E. Morrow. Greetings were offered by Mrs. Emerson, also by Rev. E. W. Hatch, followed by a response by the President. Committees were then chosen, minutes of last convention read and adopted. An excellent paper on "The Mother's duty to the home." was read by Mrs. L. J. Darling of Newbury. The afternoon session closed with a memorial service, the East Corinth Un ion having lost two members, the Ran dolph Union one and the Chelsea Union one. This service was conducted by Mrs. Ida H. Read, State president, and consisted of bible reading, solo by Mrs. Credeford and a few words of tribute to those who have gone before. The evening praise service was led by Rev. Mr. Hatch. Mrs. Read spoke a few words to the convention and the ad dress of the eventng was by Mr. Howard J. Chidley, representing the work of the Anti-Saloon League. Wednesday morning the executive meeting was called to order at 8.15 and listened to the report of the Nominating Committee. The convention opened its morning service with a devotional meet ing led by Mrs. E. B. Brown. The roll call showed five of the six Unions repre sented. The report of the treasurer was read and adopted, also that of the Execu tive Committee and the Committee on Resolutions. The reports of depart ments and methods of work were listen ed to with interest. An essay by Miss Carrie Clark, music and noontide prayer were the closing features of this most helpful convention. Officers for the coming year : Honor ary president, Mrs. E. L. Corwin ; presi dent, Mrs. Lucia J. Darling; secretary, Mrs. Lydia Brown ; treasurer, Mr6. E. L. Corwin ; first vice-president, Mrs. Ella B. Credeford ; second vice-president, Mrs. E. D. Taggart. The report of the Committee on Reso lutions was as follows : Whereas, The Woman's Christian Temperance Union of Orange County would recognize that the hand of our Heavenly hather has led us and that it is only through Him that we can hope for success. HesolveU. That we will pray more earnestly for His help and guidance through the coming year and that our members may be so strengthened that better work may be done during the com ing year. W'hekeas, God in His providence has removed four of our menbers during the past year. Resolved, That, recognizing the great loss sustained by the Unions, we extend to those Unions thus bereaved, and to the families of these dear ones, our christian love and sympathy. Appreciating their devotion and zeal in the work, we pray that their mantle may fall upon us who remain, that we may be euabieu to uo better work in the future. Jieanlved, That we realize the impor tance of the work ot the temperance llnsTiital. and that we will inform our selves and aim to spread the knowledge of non-alcoholic remedies in the commu nity at larije. liexulrvi, That, to show our loyaltv to the cause, the white ribbon should be worn by all members of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Hexolved, That we do deeply deplore the descration of the Sabbath by the selling and reading of Sunday news-papers, and the growing tendency to make the Sabbath a day for picnics, excursions and pleasute bicycle riding, thereby keeping many from public worship ami Sabbath school and that we will by our example and teaching discourage these evils. Rexolved, That we continue our efforts to have scientific temperance instruction in all our schools, and that we make special effort to teach the children the evils resulting from the use of tobacco in any and every form. ficKiilved, That, we do heartily co-operate with the Anti-Saloon League in the enforcement of our prohibitory law. Reisiilved, That we extend to the Union at East Corinth our appreciation of the loyal spirit in which they rallied to enter tain this convention, for the warm and hearty welcome with which we were re ceived, for the generous and royal hospi tality extended to us. We thank the Union church society for the use of their church and the committee for the taste ful decorations. We extend hearty thanks to all who have in any way assist ed to make this convention a pleasure and a success. e. it. c. Wells Kiver, Vt., June 20, 1899. Resolutions Adopted by L, A. S. Resolutions adopted by Vermont Division Ladies Aid societies of the Sons of Veterans, U S. A. We your Committee on Resolutions beg to submit the following: Resolved, That the thanks of members of the ninth annual encampment of the L. A. S of Vermont division, S. of V., be and are hereby extended to our Division President, Mrs. Gertrude Atkins, for her faithful work for the Division, assuring her of our appreciation. Resoli-ed, That the thanks of this 'En campment are extended to our brothers of the Vermont Division, S. of V. for the kinkness and courtesy they have shown us. Pruoh'ed, That the thanks of the En campment are hereby tendered to com- ' rides of the G. A. R.. and ladies of tke W. K. C. for the interest they have mani fested in our convention. Reohvl. That we extend to Hotel Low our thanks for the care for our com fort shown during this Encampment. Ron lved. That the thanks of the En campment be extended to all railroads which have given reduced rates to mem bers. Rennlveil. That our sincere thanks be extended to all publications in the L'nited States which have devoted space to the work of the S. of V. and their L. A. Ss., especially to the publication of Vermont whose interest we have greatly appre ciated. Respectfully in F. C. and K, Mrs. Maky Wilson. ) Mrs. Jn.iA Whitnkv, Com. Mrs. Jennie Ci xmxgham, j