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VERMONT WATCHMAN & STATE JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY, 8EPTEMBER 0, 1891.
WEDNESDAY, BBPTBMBBR 9, 1891, A DISPATGB froru Snntiago says that Mmistcr Kgan haB received instruc tlons to reoogntlt Ihc congressional governnicnt of Ohtli. If this rep it is truc, it is llio bcst powlbll evidence that lliu party of rebellioti has fully won tlie day. , THK expretl compaiiics liave gracc fully ncknowledge.l their crror iu in creasiug rates by four pjr cent, eo as to cover the tax lcvied by tbe legisln lurc of 1S0O, by returniug to Ihe ratcs of October 1, 1890. So far the bill of thc special ecsiion seems lo havc pro duced thc dcsired eff;ct. Thc cffort to lodge tbe tax was loo transnaient to work well. I Tni naruc8 of Senator Ilawley of Connecticut and Stephen B Elklni are thc latest that have been tnentioncd in conncction wilh the vacancy in the cablnet whlch the rellrement of Secre tary I'roctor will oecasioti. It is sald that thc place has been offered to Mr. Kikius, but that it will bc offcred to Beottor Ilawicy incaie it is rcfused by Mr. Elkius. " OOVBBNOB PAOE returncd last week froni Washington, taking frltb bim ns far as New York the governmciit's check for the $179,407 due tlie state as roruudcd direct tax niouey. Thc check was placcl iu Ihe Importera' and Traders' baak of that city for colljc tiou, and the money is no.v praclically in posseesion of the state. Well douc, governor; this proiuptucss is the pro per thinj, and the people like it. COLONEL GEOBQK W. HOOKEB is niovinjj to secure au exlension of time to January 1, within wbich the makers of maple sugar niay lilc applications for bounty under thc recent act of con gress. The idea is a good oue. We trust tlie colouel will sueceed, and have no doubt that he will. It is rigbt and rcasouable uaderall the cireuinstances that the time should be cxtended, and if this were done undoubtedly there woul 1 bc a large addition to the iium ber of applications. The governtnenl of Caoada is atag gering under a bi scandal, and thc state dipartment ia parllcu'ar saems to be pretty corrupt. An Investlgation shows that 50,000 has been paid in coin misaioni on governnieat contracts toan ajent of MinUter Cbapleau. By the way, what has thcre beea about Harri sjh's adminislration tbat cau be char actcrized ai a scandal? We doubt if thcie was ever an adniinislration that vras more free from reproach of that n iture. The embargo on the AmericaQ bog in ticnuany has bcan raisjd, after pcr sisteut efforc by Minhter Phelps. All that ii necessary uow to secure en trauce for swiue, pork or sausages is that oflicial certiticates be prcsented stating tbat examiuatioin have been nudc in accordance with the regula tious of the L'uitcd States and that tlie " goods" are not deleterious to health. Thii is practical statesmanshii). Tlie Western fanuers seem to bc"iuit" this year. SECRETARY Fosxer says hc is en tirely BatisQed with thc comlitiou of the treaiury since the heavy iiaynients for four and oue-half per cent boudj. There is in the treasury, he says, in addition to the gold reserve of $100, 000,000, the sum of 8107,500,000, with a llablllty of i?47,O0O,000. This cash balance of 00,000,000 is ample, and the paymcnts on the bonls have put f 25,000,000 into circulation, thus muk Ing thc money niarkct easier. The slatcmcnt of the sccretary is conclu sive that the dcmocrats who are talkiug about a dcpleted treatury are cither wilfully dialortiug the truth or are very ignorant of the faoU. It seems that it is not very dillicuh to call rain down from the heavens, after all. Not ouly havc the offlclall of the department Ot agriculture done so in Texas, but a man namcd Frank Melboume is Baid to have effected thc aame rcsult in Wyomlug, by mcans of apparatus which hc carries in four Hiuall gripsacks, Melbourne gocs into u barn and scts his apparatus at work tbrotlgb a hole iu the roof, and thc decd is ilouc. Thc clicapness of the process recouimeuds it, and there is uoue of the noise and bother of the explosive method. All that Mr. Melbourne now iieeds to do is to couvince an iucredu lous people that the thing ucver misses llre, so to spcak. Tni: recent census of Cauada is ex cecdingly disappoiutiug to our neigh- bors across thc line. It apears that the total populallon at present is 4,828, 844, BgalQlt 4,3JI,N10 ten years ago, the incrcase iu thc decade liaviu; boen but 11,62 per cent, while tlie increaso during the precediug decade was 17.31. The western proviuces show the luost etriking increaso, that of Mauitoba beiug 148.01 per ceut. Thc maritimo proviuces have uluaost stood still. Cauada thus illustrates the fact that the star of empire moves toward the v-Mt . and iu her case the tuovemeut is much more prououuccd than it is in the Unitcd States. Here, while the VVesteru states gain with pfodljtoua rapidity, tbe Kadcrn states also ni.ikc a steady advaucc. Thk Wasliington corrcspoadcnt of the Sprtngjltld AtpubUean gives some lOUratting ligures in refcrencc to the sugar crop this ycar. H states that the cstimatcs which havc reachcd thc oftice of the internal revcnuc collector from Ihe producers would call for S12, 000,000 in bounties. Thcie cstimatcs makc the total aniount of sugar tli il will call for boun'y 007,1174 ,200 poundl, but the dcparliuetit offioiall liave sca'ed thcse down to 521,000,000, dividcd as followe: Cane sugar, 486,000,000; beet sugar, 25,000,000; sorgbum, 2,000 000; maple, 9,000,000. If the eetlmata of the deparunent i sub- stant'aMy correct, about 810,000,000 will be nccdc l for bountics. It is sta'.cd that thcre are but f c y bcct and Mrghun sugar mills, but that tbc maple sugar prodltOtN who aik for boun.ies are 4,042 in lumber. Of thcse 2,701 are in Maine, Xew Ramptblre and Vcr- mont, 8:j5 in New York, 219 in ObiO and 121 in IVnnsylvan'a. Thcmethodi of inipeotion for maii'.c sagar, cano sugar and bect and sorgbum s jgar will be distiact. Oue of thc objcits of GOTernor l'aje's Irlp to Washington last wcck was to ta'.k with Set'rc'.ary Fostcr regardin the appoin'.ment of inspectora for Veroiont. Noanaounce Rient has been made as yet of dcfini.c rulcs for tbc inspjclijn of maple lUgar, but the gcncra' p'.an of coaductin,' thc inspectijn of the othcr varteliel has been adopted. To Whon it May Concera, In view of ccrtain rocent publications, it is deenied proper t) state that so far as it has been possible to poll the mem bers of the WATCHMAN associatiou, they were, with oue exception, in favor of the appjinlment of Redfield I'roctor to the vacancy cained by the resignalion of Senator Edmuadt; that the c litorial article in thc issue of August 12, for mally dcclaring for Mr. I'roctor, was written and publishcJ ia accordance with the wishes, knowa or understood, of many members of the associatiou, aud in accordauce with what was con fldently believed to bc the seutiment of the great majorily of the people of Washington couuty. For these rea sons, and for no other reasons or in duccments, thc WATCHMAN supported Mr. I'roctor for the senatorship. If auy soul has been disquietcd by iu sinuations to the coatrary.let peace aud contidcnce reclaim it. In view of cer tain other crroneous aud misleading statcments, it is deeuied proper to add that Co'.ouel Fred E. Saiith of Mont pelier is presidcut of the WATCHMAN associatiou, that the in'.erest of thc persou iutrusted with the editorship of the pnper is some six times that of any other stockholder, aad llnt the other owners of stock are some tweuty iudi viduale, bueioeae and profesiioual mcn, rcsidiug in Washington couuty and cjntral Vermont, anntig whom there is substantial accord aud bctween whom aud the editor the pleasautest relations exist. To Jadge, Jury aud staie's Attorney. Washington county court assemblcd yesterday. Au carnest attempt, under- takcn in gojd faith by the citizena and ollicials of thc county, has been made to enforce thc prohibitory law in placcs where that law had been for a long time openly and notoriously disrc- trarded, Sheriff Howe. his denutle. the citizens and all conuccted with the movcmeut dcscrvc praise aud commen- dation for their failhful, feaiiess and elhcicnt pcrformance of a disagrceable publio duty. Tlie work has beeu well begUD. (Jood rcsults are already ap parent. Uut the work has ouly com menced, Only thc iuitiatory procced ing8 have been had. The citizcns have made their complaiuts. The offlcere have made their seizures, aud persons found guilty of vlolating the law rcgu latiug the sale of iut jxicatiug liquors havc generally appealed to the county court. Iu that tribuual the law's de layi, the deviccs of attorneys, the lcnicucy of judgcs in rcspect of prose cutions under the prohibitory statutes, havc resulted in practical nulliticatiou of thosc statutes. Section oS.'Sii of the Hcvisetl Liws provides that " Evory saloon, restauraut, grocory, cel lar, sliop, billiard-rooiu, bar-rooui, aud evory driiikliig-placu or rooiu u.sud as a place of rusort whure iutoxicatinji liquur is unlawfully aoldi farniibed or giveu away, or fcept for MlUngi tnrplthlng or giviuu away unUwfutljr, und every placo or rooui usod or rusortod to for Baiubling, shall be lield to lio a OOmmoa aalBMM, kept in vio latioii of luw." Section 3837 provides that upou proof thc court shall adjudge the place de scribcd iu section 3S30 a coounon nuiaanco, " aud the person keepiug thc same shall be adjudged guilty of keep ing aud maintaining a coiumou uui sauce, and shall be tlned uot Icbb than $20 uor more than $200, or shall be liable to a line not cxceeding 820 aid imptiionmtnt not less than one munth nor more than three months, iu the dis cretion of the court." Offeuses agaiust the prohibitory code are hedged about with evory precau tion experionce or iugenuity cau sug- gest or dcvise, and yet the law has been tlie eport of cvcry attorncy who has appcared to defend thc illcgal scllcr of liquor, and judicial authority has bocn accessory to thc mockery of law and justiee. (onvictions for offences incurring thc penalty of imprisonmcnt have been )ractically unknown. Men have for years been cngagcd in thc il cgal traflic. They have time aud again bccn before thc courts under con viction of illegal sale, but by aprocess that blinks at the facts aud is thc ver icst travesty of justiee, they have ncver been advanced in the schedulc of crime bcyond convictiou for flr?t off'jncc. l'erennial youth attaclies to the rum seller's IBitdoine. The means by which he has secured immunity from his offcncos against the law have be come as familiar as they arc scandal ous. (Jovcruor Dillingham fcarlcssly set them forlh iu his mees igc to thc lcgislature nycar ago. Of one device that has bcco.ue notorious, he says: "Anothet dlfflcultj tbat asserts itaeU iu the enforoement o( Ihle ttatate arieei from tbe fact that White, under tlie law as it now stands, tlie person convirted ennnot again Open the place adjudged a miisain e wlthOUt giving the bond preeerlbed bjr the itatute, any 'tkrr ptrton may Btep in aud do so. Tlie result is that the oatensihte proprietorship of the satoon chauges as oflen as jiidgiuentN areentend broad enottgh in their termi to really affect tho husiiicss, bttt the saloon it eel' goes on as if nothing liad happened. in moet tnitancee of this kimi, the real pro prietorship rests in the person tlrst con VlOtedi althougli il is sometiines dlfflonlt to deioonstrate Ittoh fact iu a court of justiee." Of thj inen eugagel iu this illegal trallic, and their tender treatmcut by thc courts, he sail: " They are men wlio are calloused to all seuse of rlghtand wrong; theyenter intoa orlmlnal oooupatlon with deliberatton, they pursue it jiersistently, aud they adopt the inost desjierate measures to shield them selves from its peualties; to avoid tlie opera tion of the law, they do not hesitate to coni mit peijury, and often BUDOtn otliers to do the Same; their crime is of that order that can flnd no jUBtifieatlon, nor hai it even the BXOUie of hot atiger or Other evil passions that may be urged by tliose whose offenoee are often followed by loUff terms in the state-prisou. It Heems to me that in the past these men have beeu dealt with too leniently, both by the law-making jiower and the courts, aud that every subterfuge beneath which they take refuge, and every avenue throngh which they attempt to es caie, should be carefully examined and ex posed." Now, this community has become tircd of this state of things. It has taken, on its jiart, the iuitiatory stcjis for the cnlorcement of tlie law. It de ruands that the courts sustain its efforts. The letter aad spirit of thc law are as clear as the sunlight. There is law caough, honeilly enforccd, to scnd every transgressor to prisou; aud if peual coulincnicnt is the lcgal cou scqueuce of auy man's acts, the court oves it to this comiiiunity that thc law shall be auflered to follow its intended course, even if, as the rcsult, a few hardcncd liquor-dealere go to thc work house. The movement in this commu nity to enforce thc prohibitory law will fail again if the old dodgcs and evasions are again allowed loprevail. Hcductiou of Iine8, chanceriug of bonds, mitiga tion of pcnalties on the o'.d worn-out pleas and prctenses, is mistakeu leu iency, and a crime against the order loving, long-sufferiug part of thc com muuity. Offenders havc been relieved of their pcualaes iu wliole or in part on thc p'.ca that they were " goiug out of thc business," or some other diein gcuuous pretext, but the saloon has kept on tha eveu tenor of its way. LUe tbe brook of the song, " Mcn may come and mcn may go," but the saloou " runs on forcver." We pray the judge, jury and prosceutiug attoruey to belp this community, to the full extent of tbe law, to deetroy thc saloon. with a list of desirable homes for 8alc. This paper is full to the brim of intcr csting reading matter compiled so as lo briefly p'.ace before tbe world the agri cultural, nninufacturing. mineral. so cial, (dooatlonaj and religlous ailvan tagcs of Yertnoiit, together with its general atlractions as a st itc to livc in. This venture of thc lloard of Agricul ture is a long atridc in the rigbt dircc tion, and we sincerely hope that ihis work will be 10 kindly receivcd that thc b ard will lia cncouragcil from time lo time I i continuc the publication of N'crnioiii's atlractions. The Orange county membcr of thc board is Victor I. Bpearof Uraintrec, a man of ahility, a successful f armer, who has thc inter ests of Vermont at hcart. Hrwlfortl ()tinion. "A Bob of tlie Revo'.utlon" com plains in Ihe New York Sun that cx Mintsler I'iielps neglected lo discuss in his Benntogton oration the famous in trigue with Ihe Hritish carried on by Ihe Vermont lcaders during the latttr part of the strugsle for indcpcndencc. " A 8on of the BeVOlutlOD " makns us tlred. He scem to thtnk that that chapter of Vermont hiuory cauuot be dttcussed without lmpugning the patriotiira of the fireen Mounluin Hojs. fherd was an intrigue with thc rcd coale and il was handled by the Ver mont lea lcrs with an ahility nud skill that have ever since distinguishod the ktatetmanebtp of Vermont'e eons. Uut there is no warrant for thinklng th it thc Alleni and the rest had any other ob ject than that of self-preservation for Ihelr people. They would have been grcnl fools had they nol prepared for the possible defeat ofaleagueof com nioiiwcalths th it rcfused to admit Ver mont to their Bisterhood cvcn aflcr she had proved lur devotion at Ticouddr oga, (uebtc and Uenniugton. That Vermont would ever have acccpted an alljgiance to the orown while yet a rebcl Brmy coull gatber on Anicrican soil, wc do notbelievc; but her leaders wcrc n )t unwisc all the samein playing the trauic they did with the emissarics of KiogGoorge. Vermont bae nothiog tobc nshamedof ou thatscore. Spring fleld RepubUcan, Tlie Deer Law. To Up EdUor of iie fVatchman:Tht Watciiman BUpnlment of August 19 cmi tainod articlcs frotn two meuberi of the Kish iiml Qame League. From the tone of those articles I have drawn an Inferenoe oonoerning the Instlgatora of our preHent deer law. That law will be enforeed this coming winter, if I have my present oiipor tunity. 1 believe the rumlieriiien anii borderers have ilestroyed for many years tbe natural Inoreaae of many hnndred deer that now Inbablt the forest extending from m boine to East Brighton. Many liave in- berlted a love of the ebase. We liave like- wise a state COMtltuUoa, and if the present law i.s iu barinony with Articles Bfteen and forty of first and lecond chapters, pnbllc seutiment must be edncated in this region to rcspect law. liut 1 think a more coinpre beniive study of hnman nature, and au open eeaeon, would save the livea of more deer than the present law; for who will furnish evidence here? Kan Norton. I'ress Notes, The members of tbc Board of Agri culture aro working hard to promote thc bcst iuterests of the state, and hope by seudiug out a large uumber of thcse pampblete that good rcsults will follow from their labors. All the articles arc well writtcu by practical men aud bear the ImpreCB of business and palriotic dovotiou to thc highest wclfaro of the state. Wilmington Timtt, It is doublful if auy Vermonter ever made friendl so rapidly as has Carroll S. l'age since his iuauguratiou as gov ernor. He is a worker, a brigbt, able, cleau-cut busiuess man, and in every rcspect the bcst executivo head pos sihly barriug I'roctor that the state has had since the war. He is a live man, aud somethiug is douc aud done well every time he moves. This is not taffy. It is thc proper aud just recog nition of lots of hard work cxcellentl y well done. As regards executive busi ness ahility, Governor l'age has uo superiors, and mighiy few equals iu rermout. Hardwick Gazeltt. GoVKIiNOlt CAItltOLL S. PAOI of Vermont passed tbrough this city yes terday en route from Washington, bear ing the goverumeut'B check for rnore thau 8170,000, for direct tax refuuded to the state of Vermont. Governor l'age is mukiug au admirablo chief executivo of the Grceu Mouutain state. He is greully pleased with tho wouder ful succesB of the recent colebration at lienniugtou, which was uuder his di rectiou. The governor sayB tho state committee fully realizes the importance of tho elecliou uexl yoar iu Vormont, that commouwealtb being still a fSep tember state, aud tho vcrdict of Vor mont haviug a great inlluence in the couutry at large. -Ntw York IVibune. Ouu State lloard of Agriculture has tinally touched the key-note. Ab an extra to the Opinion the board hae isBued a Bupnlement, Betting forth the resources and attractious of Vermont The State Fair. The jptnt exhtbitton of the State Asrlcul tural Society and the Champlain valley Associatiou was held at Burltngtoo onTues day, Wedneaday, Thuraday and Frtday of last week, and is pronouneed a Bnanelal success by the tnanogemeat, despite the rain of Tuesday and Krida.v. The feature of the exbibltion waa the show of horses. Oolonel George W. Hooker, presideut of the state associatiou, says it was the bcst ever made in Vermont, both in quantity and quallty. There were about iBOentrlea, and every stall on the grouml was takcn. All the other departmeiits, also, except thosc of cattle and sheep, were well repreaented. There wcrc 204 cattle entrles. The exhi bition of Spanish Merlno ihaep was good. Among the exbibitori of rattle wcrc Jobn I'. Kish of Chelsea, Eilwin lfonse of Waits Held and H. W. Kc.ves of Newbury. E. i). Proctor of Proctor liad a line exlubition of Jerseyi and Quernieys, and the Ayreahtrei from tlie herds of C M. WlmloW and L. S. Drew wcrc bandsome antmals. Charled Keene of Waterbury exhtblted his six-year-old stallinn Qlory 2d by (iilroy. In poul- tr.v the largeet exbibltion waa made byO. C. Palne of South Kandolph, who had furty eight cntrics. W. llavncs of South tioyal ton bad twenty-elght blrds for Inspection. Among the preniluma awarded were the fol lowlne: Qeldlngaand ttllles, four years old, lirst $10, E. T. Stevens, Kast Montpelier; three years idd, secoud, f5, I. 1). Nutu, Marshneldj alngle drlvera, lirat, 820 K. T. Bteveua, East Montpelier. Bull. buvon, three years old, Jobn I'- Flah, Chelsea, lirst preuilum; Edwiu House, Waitsfield, seo oud preminm. Huii calf, Devon, Jobn P. Kish, lirst premium: Edwin House, Beeond premtUm. COW, Devon, three years old. Jobn P. Kish, lirst premium. rtulfer, De vou, two years old, JobO P. Fisb, lirst pre- mlum; Edwin House, second premium. Beiier, Devon, one ycar old, Jobn 1. Fish, Hratpremlum. Heifer oalf, Edwin Honse, tlrst premium; Jobn P. Kish, seeond pre mlum. Poultry, 0. 0. Palne, South Kau dolpb, S40; WUliam Baynea, Boutb Koy alton, llSifiO; Edwin House, Waitsfield, SJO; E. E. Sanders. Montpelier, S. W. Oorse, Montpelier, 6; 11. 1). Hopkius, ,lr., Montpelier, 4 Mi. Hest device for pucli- Ing and ahlpping buttsr, Colby ville Manu (aeturtng Couipany, Waterbury, lirst pre mium. Ubarles Keene of Waterbury ro oelved 81S aa a second premium on Qlory 2d, for non-standard Btalltona, live. years old and over. There was bttt one race on Tuesdav that iu the elass. This was won by Kiniicv, owued by J. Cheuey of Tlconderoga, N. V , in three Straight heats. The time was 'JMi, 8:30, 2:37. The firat r e Wedneaday afternoou was that for foals of 1HS7. Koy owned by .1. v. Fountain of Burling ton, won easily iu three straight heats. Time, 2:42 J, 2:48, 2:43. Tbe 2:40 raite was won by Beaale t'., owned by K. E. Weller of Burlington, in three straight heats. The ptirse was 1400. The L':;(4 race, also, w&fl won in three straight heats, Lamberl B., owued by W, 8. Bailey of East Hardwick, beiug the lucky noree. Time, S:30, 3;93 2)33. Tbe races of Thiirsday were very in toresting. The 2:40 race, for a purse of 9200, was culleil at half-pasl one o'clock. 1'riuce, owued hy J.ouis l.a poiut of l'lattsburgh, N. V., won in the lirst three heats. Time, 2: .14, 2::Ut, g; 83.' Iu the 2:00 raee, purse $200, there was more of a light. BextOD, owned by 11. S. Colby of White Hiver Junotlon, tinally won in the sixtli heat. Ttme, 2)834, 2:32s, 2:3t, 2:9 1, 2:30,2:88, The last race of the Oay was that lor the Howard Park stake for foals of ihhh. Annaoonda, ow ned hy E. K. Brownell of Burlington, won the two heats trotted, in 2! 03 and 2:o2J. Helen N., a tbree-yearold owned by Fiauk Newtou of Marshllehl, was on the track Wedneaday morofng, and trotted her maiden niile iu 8l 13, without a break. The largest altendanee of the wcck was on Thursdav, some estimates puttiug it at nearly lil.lKM. Thk llquoi law is being enforeed at But laud, aud on Saturilay twelve persons were arraigned iu court for selliug. Beveral pleaded guilty aud were ftued, and the other cases were contlutied. Teu owuers of boildinga were also arraigned, among the number being H. O. Carpeuter, tbe village prealdent aud proprletor of the Uardwell iiou.se, W. II Valhiuette, a village trustee, aud scvci.il owuers of drug stores. COSTINt KI) FltoM FlllflT TAOK.J Medal 8rsHiarilla, "a friend to f.abor day." Tlie line was thick-slrewed with luottoes and senl Iinents, ( hief Htnong w blidi were the followltig: "The day Is onrs pleaae respect It," " Montpelier lirnni b, (1. c. N. u., organlced May, 1880," "The day we celnhrate," " Hy lielng utiited our rights are secured," " In tho defence of our rlgbts wn are a nnlt," " We klck only at Injus tlce," " A fair dlvlslon, gents, and we won't growl," " A fair ilay's pay for a fair day's work," " Desirable barinony bctween i apl tal aud labor," "The star-spangled banner If our omblem," " We all respeet the stars and alrlpea," " A queetion of time etght hours tiii.i do reduotion." " Bnt fpr honeat labor capital would fare III," " Smoke union made cigars," " We are not spies, bttt true UnlOB men," " Kreedoin and unify is the UOttO of all true union men, as well as the state of Vermont," " Kor honor and for labor'a oanae we ask no favors but just laws," "Success to Montpelier," " Ood de fend the rlght," "Trnlh is great and will prevail," " Every man for everv man, hlm- seif Inolnded," " i think, tberefore i ex ist, ' " tjnlted for seif-defence, not deflanoe," "All men are created free and cipial," " Every soil to a brave man is his couutry," "The times have cbauged, and we liave changcd with them." The sidew alks were well covered with spec tators during the progress of Ihe procession, which moveii throngh Main, School, l.oomis, Mberty, Franklin, Klm, Main and State streets, counlerman hing on lower State street to Taylor street, thenoe going to Nlcbolaa' meadow. It was a disappoint ment to many that the Shertnaii band of Burlington was not present, bnt everyone eei I well pleased with the gencral o'ffecl (,f the procession. It ralned ateadlly all the afternoou, but the sports on Nicholas' meadow were car- rled out atrlotly aooordlng to the programme as far as possible. The tug if-war, puttlng Ihe heavy slone and the 2n0-yatds dash for quarrymeii were not contested, ihe Iiarre tug-of-war team failiug to appear and there being no contestants in the foot race, white the weather Interfered with puttlng the stone. The wrestling malch was bctween Oanthier of Barre andMolanot Pairfleld, and the priae of gSS was won by Oauthler. The base ball team of the Iligh School and a ntne of granlte cuttera atrnggted for two Innlngs for victory. The score stood nine tO elght In favor of tbe eutters, but the Jl", was divlded eqnatly betweeo the teama. The foot ball game, between two Barre tcrams, was a Very interesting exhtbitton, and, had Ihe day been pleasant, it would have been as enjoyable as any thing on the programme, Thc men played under ciation rulcs and shovveil a good dcal of skill. The doughnut race was won by M. Lynoh, with Jobn Wallace aeoond. The prizes were f.i aud 2, Evnch also won the 100-yards dash, with P. Sullivan of Burlington at his heels. The pri..-s for this raee were a ten-cut bush hannncr glven by .1. Ahern, and L'. There were three nrizes of 8, 2 and $1 iu the three legged race, and thesewere won by Wallace und Morcy, Cady and Sullivan, and Murpby and Moore. In the hurdle race (,f 'iki v ards, Cady of Iliirlingtou won the lirst prlse, a fonr-OUt bush hatnmer; M. l.ym h of Bur lington, aeroud, .5:1; aud jiibn Wallace, third, ?1. The apprentice race of 200 yards was won by Oeorge Coiinors, who received a Scotia hainmer given by ('. F. Thompson, toreman for Trow vV Holden. The ranning jump w.is won by A. Cady and Morey, w ho received J: and j?2 respeclively. 'Morey and Cady reversed positlona in the standlng broad Jump, the foriner recelvlng the lirst prize, g3, and the latter the second, ?2. Wbile the sports were in progress there was danoing in a large tent which had been ereoted for the pnrpoae. Pive pleoea of tlie Montpelier orobestra played almost oontln uously, The rain brougbt acrowd Into the tent, so that it was dlmcult to dancc, luil for this unfortuuate fact the committee of arrangementa could bardly be held re spousibie. tndeed the committee, which oonaiated of Edmund Miies, ohalrman, Riobard Byan, aeoretary, Fred Hartwell, Napolcon Morln, Frauk Faulkner, William Eagan, .J.imes uaiey and William Duna tan, is to be eongratulated on the success ful manner in which it performed its work. Sunday-Sehool Courentlon. The Washington County Bunday-aobool Associatiou held its second annual ineetiug at Trlnlty ebureb on Wedneaday aud Thnrs" ilay of last week. Delegaies were present from twelve towns, reirescnting twenty ihree churches aud Snnilay-.schools. Tbe seaalona were opeaed at half-pasl ten o'clock Wedneaday mornlng, with devo- tional services led by Kev. E. I,. Walbridge (jf Piaiufield. After a hearty address of wcl uome from Itev. (i. W. GalUgher of Helhany oburob, aini an appropriate reaponae by W. A. Boyoe. Bsq., prealdent, the associatlon took up tbe programme and oonaidered the followlng toplea: "How early shall we look for the conversion of the VOUUg?" Itev. L. Tenny, Waterbury; "The teacher's dlaoouragementa and enoouragementa," Miss Alice M. Morae, Barre; " From house to house," itev. E. W. Cuuinitngs, Barre; " What arc proper amuaements for Bnnday- schovd teachers?" diseussetl by Kev. Messrs. Babbitt and Hltol oh and (;! W. Kennedy ; "The Internattonal leaaons," Oeorge W. Kennedy, Esq., Waterbury; "The needs of the Bunday-scnool," Mtaa Alloe M. Poland, Waitsfield; "How to reacli the majority who do not atteiid church," Rev, .1. II. Babbitt. Brattleboro; "How ought otti cers and teachers of the Bunday-eoboo) to be chosen?" Kev. J, O. Sherburne, Cabot; " How should lemperance he taught in thc Bunday-subool?" Miss Boxana M. Oreutt, Northfield; "How l preparatnyaeltto teaeh iu 8unday-aoboOl," Several teachers; Ihe queatlon box, Itev. ,T. H. Babbitt. The papera and Budreaeea were all of a very practical cbaraoter, and of a bigb order ol exoellenoe, The ieoture Wedneaday even Ing, by Kev. Obarlea Parkburst, D.D., of Boston, on " Historic Evldenoea of Cbria liauity in Place, Moiiiimeut and Art," was very Bneand full of insiruetiou, teudlng to arouae and direct tntereat in this Important ubjeot. Rev. .1. H. itahi.it t, aeoretary of the state aaaoolation. was an effloient belper on all tbe tOploa II at oama before the associatiou. lt is to be ragretted that more of tbe Suu day-schools of the county were not reprc- aented, On the wholt, bowever, this uieet- Ing of the associatiou was a gratifying suc cess. The followlng ollieers were electcd for the ensuing year: Presidcut, Oeorge H. Frary, Waterbury j vioe-prealdent, Miss l.vdia Gilman. Waterbury; secretary aud trcasiirer, Kev. E. W. Cuininings, Barre; executive committee, Kev. Joaeph Hamll ton, Northfield. Rev, C. W. Longren, itarre, J. N. I'errin, Berlin, H. Q, Perry, Piaiu field; Btatistloal oommittee. W. A. Boyoe, Esq,, Harre, tjeorge W. Kennedy, Esq., Waterbury, N. K. Abbott, Cabot. IFasblngton County Court, Hon, Hk.nkv B, Stabt, Prtiiding Judge. IIon. 11. W. LiYFOaD. l , , . , , Hon. t. h. Udi a, Auittant Judgu. M. E. Smu.ik, Cltrk. K. W. llowa, Shirtjf. ZBOi S. Stanton, HttUe't Attorm y. JoHX II. Mimms, ittfwrter. The Kev. Mr. Gallaghcr haviug olTerevl up a prayer, tbe sheiilT openeil the OOUrl iu the ttaual form. The grand aud j -1 i t jurors were then callcd, tuupantded and sworn, and received tho iisual charge from the pre- siding judge. Tbe grand jurymen arc: Braatui Keitbi Barre; s. s. Towner, Berlin; Oeorge M. Wc bster, Cabot Orson Putnam, Ualala; William llayes, Jr., Duhui BllabaOove, East Montpelier; W. K. Oove, Marshfield; I.. K. Wells, Middlesex; James 0. Fiuu. Montpelier; Oeorge Butklay, Moretown; W. H. l.oomis, Northtiehl; K. .1. ltarilett, I'laiufield; Eeander Ellis, Roxbury II. N Buabnell, Waitsfield; E.ra Ktngabury, Warren; Joel Keinlngton, Waterbury; A. A. Clark, Woodbury; H. 1'. Darling, Wor cester. The petil jurors are: itarre, F. II. Hopkius, F. 11. Kdwards, M. W. Dix, A. C. Averill; Berlin, N 11. Howes, K. 1). Stew art, Altiert ( uminins, Charles Kimball; Cabot, O. K. Collins; Calais, G. S. Gray; Duxbury, Johu Carver, Alhert Phlllips; East Montpelier, Frank .1. Parker; Fays ton, H .1 .Long, W. 0. Hragg; Marshfield, Alejah Bemlaj Middlesex, Seaver HoW ar',V M,(;r"'"w"' W- 0. I-amphler; Mont pelier, II. N. I.awrence, J. G. Itrown, Mor ton Marvin; Northtieht, E. 8. Stebblns, So on p. stapies; Plainfield. A. M. Batch- ehler; Koxbnry O. H. Klch; Waitsliel.l. It. .1. (.leason, M. I,. lihdiardson; Warren, i). ( . f.eer, g. a. K. Bragg; Woodbury, George II. Foster: Worcester, C. W Ileardsley. Oeotge M. Webster of Cabot was named as foreman of the grand jury, and that body was Instructed by the eourt tbat if the business was not in readlness to proceed they might Hiliourn nntil Monday next at two o'clock. This Bolton was made necessary by reason of the illness and ab sence of State's Attorncy Z N. Stanton. Gn the trial calendar of causes assigned wcrc twenty-three cases. These were so disposed of that only seven now reuialn for trlal. In the lirst case on the list a de murrer was made and sustained, and the plalntlff allowed to amend bta papera, Be. fore the case canie on for trial it was en tered settled and dlscotlnued. The oaae atandlng for trial first is Ar- bnekle v$. Tenpleton, and a poatponement was granted coiinsel until Wednesday fore- noon as tbe wltneeaea had not all arrlved, In the afternoou the llquot case of State vt M iller came up on a qneatlon of balt, f. I.. I.nird appeared for the state and (ieorge W. Wlng for reapondent, There were two cases, one under the tniisan ce act, and the other kecping with intent to sell. Kail was fixed reepeetTvely at 8:ooand $900, The court then took a recess until morn Ing, when it Is expected the Arbuckle-Tem-pleton case will be commcnced. The preaent Indicatlon is that the oivil UOOket will nol rcipilre much time to dis. p,,se of Drobably from two to three weeks. Hon. Roewell Karnhain and Nelsou L. Boyden of the Orange County Ilar were in attemlancc upou court. From Town CoiTes)ondcnts. Itarre. A. G. Flaher of OhioagO has been in towu reeently. The Montpelier - Wells Kiver station has beeu repainted, The Catholioa of the village are to hold a fair early in October. Dr. (i h. Reld and erife atarted last week on a trip throngh the West. The new macblnery for Whitoomb Broth ers' maoblne ahop has arrlved. Kev. .1. a. Bherburn preaohed at the Oongregational chnreb Bnnday mornlng. Donahl Sniith has been vlsiting at the hoine of his parents at Lake Megantic, P. Q. A juvenile temple of (iood Teinplars is to be tnatttttted next Satuniay aft.inoon at two o eloek. The union temperanco meeting at the opera house Sunday evening was adilressevl by Rev. Walter Dole. Woodbury catnp of Sons of Veterans is to give a reception in Union hall on the even- ing of the loth Inatant. Edward Oorry, who went to Boston to drivea street car, is Iiack and ilriving D. M. Miles' coal team again. John Dlllon Ia to leave Barre iu order to work for the Wetmore & Morso Granite Oompany at Montpelier. Rev. Walter Dole baa reatgned as pastor of the rjniveraalial church, the resignation to take effect as sooti as a auccessor can be secured. Ralpb Bowland and Miss Mary Howanl were married at Montpelier on last week Tuesday. Kev. G. W. Gallagher performed the ceremony, The new maps of the village made by George E. Norris of Brockton, Mass., hav'e arrlved, and a good deal of lntereat is being takcn in them. Brown & Robin, proprietora of the Onion Tool Oompany works, which were reeently hurned out ou Burnham meadow, have be guu to rebuild. Ira Bassett of ChicagO, who butlt the or gau in the Oongregational church some twenty years ago, has been overhauling it aud puttlng it in lirst-class order. Granite City lodge of Good Templars is to have a tuasquerade promenade on Wedneaday eveulng of next week, aml Montpelier lodge has beeu invited to at- tend. The Methodlat pulpit was OOCUpled Sun lay mornlng by Mr. George Newton, a graduate of the Montpelier Semiuar.v, now a atudent at Wealeyan rjnlveraity, Middle town, Conn. Jerry S., owned by C. V. Kh hardson, won the 2:40 race at Leconla, X. H., on Tueaday of last week. Two other horses were the favorites, but Jerry .S. wou, after being protestcd as a ringer. During the suuimcr vacatioii the primary Bcbool buildtng has been paiuted, varnisbed and kalaomined, and new Btepa and a fence bave beeu built. Some repairs have been made on the old acudeuiy building, also. The Voung People's Soiual Cluh wil uieet with Miss Belle Stallonl on Wednes day evening at half-past seveu. All young people are cordially invited to atten'd aml necoiue members. Ollieers are tobc elOCtod aud a full attendance is deaired. The tire department is making prepara- tloufl for a muater, which will probably oc our on the 17th Inatant. A auhaoription paper has been iu circulation, and over Slou lias bccn secured, so that the luuster is a certainty. There w ill be a parade ainl con- tests of varioua kinda. One man was killed and auother seri ously burned by the explosion of a blast at the Scott ( Jeorgc quarry yestervlay morning. It was suppoaed that the blast had luisseil llre, aml the men were preparlng to reload it, when the diaoharge took place. The eyes of the man who escaped death were badly InJ'ired. aud it is possible that the sight of one will be lost. Albcrt Briggs aud Mrs. Busis Votk were married ou Tuesday evening of last wcck at the boine of the briile on Soulh Main street, Kev. .1. A. Sberbnrn otliciating. A large number of frienda were present. Ou Wednesday the newly married OOUple aml four frienda wenl to Montpelier aml took dlnner at the Pavilion, at the expense of the bride, who bad made a wager that she would uot be married before Christtuas, The schoids oened on Monday with a very large attendance. In district Xo. s there Wcrc about 4"0 pupils, aml fully tifty lnore are expected. The vestry of the Cou- gregational oburob is oooupled hy about forty-tive. Thers are two cbanges iu this diatriot. Miss Harllett takes the (vlaee of Miss Oburcbill, aud Mis Worcester of Xorthtiehl is in Miss Hollister's place. In the Thwingvllie diatriot there are more pupils thau the two roonis cau accomnio aate. A meetiug of the district is to be held Thuraday evening to lake action ou Bnlabiug up a new room. The olergymeu of the towu Kev. c. w. Lougren, Rev, W. s. Bmitbera, Kev. K. w. Ountmlnga and Kev. Walter Dole have oompletou tbetr oanvaas for ohnrch atatia- tioa and make the followlng report: The Congrsgationel church has 267 nieiubers aud :!7." Suinlay-sv bool scholars out ol 28S familles, whose lotal of individual members is 1,100. The Methodlat church has 240 meiubers aud '.W Sunday-school scholars out of 800 familles haviug 1,200 indiv idual meiubers. The l'resbv terian ihurch has 140 members and His Sunday-school scholars In 123 fauiilies haviug 600 individual mem- bers. The Baptist chun h has Mi uiemtiers aml LOO Bunday-aoboo aoholan In 00 fami Llea havtng 222 members. The Oniveraalist church draws from fauiilies haviug an in dividual memberabip of l.noo, aud the Epis. oopal populatlon has a total of 188. Tlie total church membcrship of the town is 708, and there are 903 Sunday-school schol ars coming from fauiilies which have a total ineinbership of 4,4os. Iterliu. A. G. t'rautlall and wife returned to their houie lu Philadelphia last week. Mrs. W. 11. Turuer is speudiug a few weeks with frieuds tu Eatou aud Hereford, P. Q. O. T. Oraudall, wife and two chll-