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VERMONT WATCHMAN & STATE JOUKNAL, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER L6, 1891. 'lalfjjman 4' mrnl. WBDWBBDAY, DBCBMBBB 16, 18W. The Watchman for 1892. Vkaii or THX S'iatk Cami'ahin TBK National Cami'AKin Sk.k BIOM OF Lkoislattisk PRBBt ikntial Ki.kitton A Ykah Full ok Qrkat Evknts, Thcre will he inU'iisc int.'tcd in tlic issue of the political oiiteata. You will want the Watchman, Pnbliahed Bt thc Oapltal, it haa opportUDltlM for iresentina news and inaltcraof itilcrest not iiosscsaed by papan less favorahly fltua cd. Its farra dcp.mnicnt, coa dueted by l)r. HoektQI, ia wilhuut a rival io New Bogltnd for thc Vermont farnicr. Its editor is a practical aml succcsbful farmer, on Vermont soil, iu Vermont cliiuate, uiuler tbe sarue cou thtious as tbe average Vermont farmer. lle is a thinkinjr, obierving man, widoly read and verscd iu agricultuial cheiniB t:y. He is a cleor, strong, forcible Writer. He has the farmer'a welfare at heart, aud is liis atrongeat, most intelli j:ent aud tuost resolute champiou. For the Vermout farmer his department ia the beet ia thc world, and aloue ia annu a.ly woith many times the lUbtcriptlOD iirice of the paper. Excelleut Homei 6 1 ller, and Miscellaneous Dcpart Lueuts. See clubbiug list for political and o.her pnpjrs, at merely uominal prlees. The Watchman publishes every week a largc aniount of varied and iiu portint matter, political aud geueral, iustruetive aad cutertaining. Daring the couiiug year it will devole much &)acc to the issuus of the state and na tijual coutests. State aud loeal news, unJ disi;ussions of state and local af fairs the spccial province of a state paper will have Locreased atteution. "We assure our farmer readers that yreater care will be takeu to publish weekly full and trustworthy market re jorts a matter wliich has sometimes yielded to other demindj for spice. The cost of publishiug tbe Watcii Jian is very great. The cost of its Agrieultural Department aloue is ir.eater than the eutire cost of the average state paper. The coBt of the editoiial, the political, local aud geu ural news, and thc miscellaneous de partments, also vcry largely exceeds the cost of the average of state papers. No expense has beeu spared to make the Watchman all that a bigh-class politi cal and family newBpaper should be. A good paper, like a good horse or a good machine, costs money and is cheaper at any pricc than a poor papor. 5at we uiakc tbe price of the Watch man relatively very low by the arrauge mentswehave for fuiuishing other pa pers at mcrely uominal rates. The cxpresBiousof approval aud satis facliou the Wati iiman is coustantly re celving are gratifying to the publisbcrs. Iu al! possible ways they will aimto im prcveand streugtheu the paper iu all its departments, both as a compreheusive fctate jijurnal of high cbaracter and as an cxponent of local interests. So we appcal to old subacribera for tbeir re ucwed BUpport aud bc.spcak tbeir iu tlividual effjrts to obtaiu new sub icrlbera, To this cud we muke thc fol luwiug 8PECIAX OFPEK. To an subscriber who, ou renewing hie BUblcrlplioo, will send u we will mail it to him another year, and also to a 6TMCTLY nkw BTJB8CRIBXB wbose addreil he may give us. BlNCE Boger Q. Mllll could not have the speakership, his frieuls are working to elect him to the I'uited Statis seuate. The PratMrat'i Mcssmrp. Thl prtstdeot'l nicanage wns ri'ceived at tlic Watchman offlofl Wedneiday iu. I'1 and ptihliBbcd loaD extra tdilloD carly Tnui'sday morning. With all great polllloal and eoniittuttoual quet Uoni praelloally lettled, ilateiinarithtp haa bcconic vcry largely a matter of builneii managemeDt, and the dutlei of tbe Ohlef exccutive are very like the duiies of tht preatdent of a vaat com nerotal ooooeni. Bo the preildenl has to do with quea'.loni relatlng to trade and commerce, buslneM and flnanoe, and bla BDDUal niessHge is a Btatmnent of the busineBS affairs of the govcrn- menl to thc repreaeDtativea of thc peo ple who OOOtlilUte the govi rnnicnl. This is the prcsidenl's last aunual mes sagc preeedtDg tfi(! Dext nati nal elec tioa. Il has sometimes happeticl Ihat an occupant of tlic chair of tlic cbief execulive, amhitious of rc-electi has Improved this opportttoitji to " aound a bugle nole " that should rally p ilitical supportcrs to his standard. Impartial readers willsearch I'residcnt Harrison's message iu vain for any evidcnce of a bid or of an itching for rcnomination. Tbe docuuient is a clear, strong, llralghtforward presentation of the mattcrs of leading interest and im portance to tbe people. There II iu it n alloy of BclOJh personal ambition; tbere is no "buucombe," no dramatic appcal to the galleries, no trenchant phrase or glitteriug epigram to calch thc ear, intoxicate the reason and raise a cheer. I'artisaus may dtjp'ore the severely business cbaracter of the mes sage. They may have wishcd to see in its lines the gleam of bright rhetoric, somelhing of thc fclicities which have enlivened his speccheB and for which his public addresscs have become fa moas. Ii might have been politic to " let tbe eagle screaru," biit the president withstood allsuch templatious and gave to the country a story of maivelous material growlb aud pi'osperity, of dig niDed, resolute dealings with foreign nations, of the strengthening of the country's strong right arm on laud and sea, of plans for still further advancing tbe national power aud elevating its stamlard that must stir the national eulhusiasm and arouse the naMoual spirit more ardently than " the glitteriug generalities " of a partisan political ap pcal. IIow are thc calamity prcdictiouB of thc frce traders, as to the effect upon foreign trade of the McKtnley bill, jiut to tbe bludi! The volumeof foreigu trade during tbe first year undcr the new tariff waa far greater than ever before, and exceeds by 8100,000,000 that of 1800, and it must be remembered that the imports for the latter year were euormously swollen to anticipate the advance in tariff rates. Kxports have iucreased, imports have increased, and all in no Btlnted sums, but in amounts that iudicatc the existcnce of a wbole some and powerful operating cause. The value of imports ou the free list exceeds by 8118,000,000 tbe value of imports of this class for the previous year. Thcre is hardly an argumcnl madc or a prcdiction ventured by the oppoueuts of the McKiuley bill iu tbe long debale on that measure that has been verilied by tbe facts of experiencc, and the grand aggrcgate of the presi dent's splcndiJ exhibit should forever place a quietus upon thiB factitious and irrational tariff agltation. O j the ijues tlon of free coiuage of allver, the presi dent adheres to tbe opinious be has heretofore exprcased, aud enforces thera with conviuciug logic. The political studcut, tbe citizen sceking tbe facts for iatelligent action at the polls, will lind the message a mosl inslruclive doc umcnt. While it is iuuoceut of the Binell of partlian polltlci, it is, uever tbeless, for the party to which the pres ident bclongs, by reasou of its inherent Btrength aud honaty, a most powerful campaign d ocumeat, aud will fight for its author aud his party. The Li(iior Proaeoatlonia sancc, GllDDey, htliwnOB, Wade, nui sance, Van Dcusen, sclling, there waa citlicr disagrceiu t)t of jury or vcrdict of not guiily. In 1SSK the lfgMaturc BDBOted new peoalllta for vlolatlooi f the problb hory Ihw. a new oouot began at this new polot of d 'pariuri!. Tblfl fact cx plaloi why so many iffi't)C( s are claasi- lied as first Dffencai! Blthough tbe of fcn kri may have been f r ycara in tbe buslneea. Fallara to BodpitUei guiiiy of leoood offaDcei doei Dot, Lherefo e, necess irily imply any IflOh dereliction of duty as has lometlmet been the iub jeot of juat oomplaint and crltlctsm, It is, bowi vcr, true that in tbe penal tiis tbe OOUrl baa impoacd, eVBD in vcry aggravatcd cascs, thc maximum pua ishment the law provides lias uevi r bci;n reaobed. Puntshmenl has hardly been exemi)lary. Offendera, hardencd by ycars ol vio'.ation of the I iw, have been allowed to dcpart, la let) only with Aaea that are a small tax upon tbe profits of thc traflic. Impris mmcut has not been inflicted exce)l whcn conflnement was Ihe mandate of the statulc. Tlic court has not cxerciacd the discretionary power given by the law, cithcr to impose heavy fines or to scud a rumseller to thc housc of oorrectlon, so the moral effectof proiecUlioDI has in some largc measure been lost, and the deterrent power of the law dcstroyed. Except in ouc or two cascs, even tbc costs of prosecution have not been addtd to thc fines. In the act of 1888, amcnding the Hiviscd Lws as to penalties in liquor cases, the leghlature did not deeiii it nect ssary to rcpeat in tbe ameudatory act. the words "and costs of prosecution " which follow the speci ficatiou of penalties to be imposed. Sheltcr is taken behind this omission, and persons couvictcd of violatious of the liquor laws have bi;cn relieved of the costs of prosecution, which amount to uo inconsiderahlc sum. Vct the court in two instanccs added costa to the (ines, and we uuderstand that the omission in the law of 1888, to which we have refcrred, has not been cou sidcred by the supremc court as neces sarily invalidating thc iniiiosilion of costs of prosecution. Still, the people of Washington couuty have reasou to lake counige. A good beginning has been madc. Much has heen accom plibhedi Ii 't the good work go reso lutely on. Thanks are due to Sheriff Ilowe and his etlicieut deputics, to State's Attorney S'.auton nnd counscl assisling him, for their faithful and couragcous work. Let thcm continuc the rigid enforcement of the law. Tbe people are with thera and will austaiu theui. Hold fast to what has beeu gaiued, and make it a vantagc ground for greater victork'S in the future. Washington CotlHtj ( onrl. A$$t$Utni Jvdo9$i OoiiOKXL EowAitu C. BMITH of S'.. Albaus was laat wcck clectcd president of the Central A'ernionl railway sys teui, Buccecdiug his falhcr, the latc J. Gregory Siuith, for many years the president and controlliug spirit of thu road. C'olouel 8milb is thirtv-Beven ycare of age. Ilis clecliou iB not an empty houor, nor does ho succeed by virtue of any hercditaiy right or claim. Ab vice-prcBideut of tbc road fora nuin ber of years, actively participating in thc managcment of its affairs, he has demoustraled his ability to perform the duties of the otlicc to which he has been cboBeu. We believe the people of Vermont will fcel that the intercHts of the state, so iulimatcly connected with this linc ol railway, will bo care fully guarded by tbc young president, aud they will wiah hiiu succeBB and honor in the high oflicc to which he has beCD elevated. Washington couuty has been having a prolooged and an earucst bout with the rum QeD 1. A resolute etforl, bcguu and oarried ou iu good faith by citizeua aud county oll'n:ialB, has beeu madc to enforee the licpaor law. The fruilB of this effortappear iu the following sum mary of couvictions and peuallies im posed: Cbarlea Spaulding, nuisance (twooaaei), lelllDg (two caies), bouie of oorrecUon (two monthi) and aggre- gate fine of .200; McKenua, keepiog with intcnt to sell, seutence dcfcncd ; Mi K".uua, Dtilaaooe, QDet$lfi0; MUlcr, nuisance, llae, $170; Millcr, keeptDg, llue, $80; lOvana, keeping, flnf, 880; Kvans, nuisance, line, fUO; Hobinson, lelllng, Qoe with costs, 8,'iO; MUIer, keep ing, Bne,80 Miller, nuisance, Qoet$t7S; Evaus, keeping, line, 880; Evaus, uui IBOOe, line, 81o(); Heed, keeping, linc, 880; Beed, nuisance, line, .l.r)ll; Ilouse, Bclling, fioa, 800; K. M. Locklin, sclliug, line, 880; McKenna, nuisance, linc, OOOtinuedj McKennu, keeping, (iuc,cou linued; L. J. Dvle eplllng, tine, 88o. VerdictB of guilty were rendercd iu thc cases of Kobiusou, nuisance, A. W. Spaulding, nuisance, Timothy Jyuch, nuisance, .1. A. Locklin, selling, secoud oflenoa, all of which go to the supremc court ou exceptions. In cases against Petcr Dewey, nuiaauce, Grceuc, nui- Note aud t'onimeut. THB annual convention of thc Re publican State Leaguc will be held at Uurlington, Ftbruary 12. Lokd DUFFEBIN, formerly governor geueral of Canada, viceroy of Iudia, and ambasiador at Constantinople, suc ceeda tbe late Earl of Lyttou as ambas sador at Paria. COLONEL WlLLIAW W. Cl.Al'f, who retired iu .luly from the editorshiii of the Boston Journal, after a quarter of a century's service, died suddcnly last weck Tuesday night. The folks at bome dowu in Americua( Qa., felt so clatcd over Neighbor Crisp's triumph al Washington that they lockcd thc sheriff up in his owu jail so that the nlght'a jubilation might ruu an uuinter rupted course. Ai.mv lired the secoud and third shots at Christie Warden fir fear shc might be Buffering, and Isaac Sawteile put three bullets into Ilirara to easc his pain. And yct, somc people oall tbem uufeeliug wretcbeB. Mbb. Matthkw II. Oabfenter of Milwaukee, wife of the late I'uited Stales Seuator Carjieiiter, has followed ber daughter, ber aon and herson's wife into the ehurcb of Rome, They were all previously comniuuicanta of tbe l'rotestant Epiacopal oburob. Accoiuhng to au advertisemeut iu last Thursday'B ,s'(. Albant M tscnger, Oolonel E. 0 B Dith, W. II. Hunt, W Traoy Bmltb, E. Stewart Btranaban and Obarlei s. Forbei have formed a oorpor alion, to be knowu as the Si. Albaus MeuengerCompaoy, Thc oapltal stock is 870 000, divided into 700 shares. Tbla announoement meani that radioal changes will turn the Messenyer offlce inside out about the lat of JaUUary, Tbe paper cau stand a little improvc- ment. " THE btorv f tbe luan cODTlcted of thc luurder of hia falhcr and motber, who appealed lo tbe sympalbics of the court on thc ground of his being au orphau, has been gonerally couBldcrcd an ovcrdrawn fancv skctch," aays the New York,Tribunt, "15ut lsaac Saw teile, in his late confcssion, makcs il appear quite within tbe poBsibilitica of actual occurrcnce. After killing his brothcr in the louely place to which he had decoyed him for that IoIb purpose, he says: ' 1 then put thc ptatol to my head to kill mysell, and said, " (iood-by, Hiram; I'm goiug lo ahoot." Immc diatcly 1 aaid, " My God! Thcre is my poor old molher. I tuust live for her." 1 " Could anything he more grotesquely horrible? HOIfi IIpinbv K Stakt, PntUlng Judffe, MllN. 1 1 . V . I.VKUIH, ItdN. T. II. I.A.M K, M . K. smii.ir, Cttrl . It, W. Howe, HhtrUr, .ki. s. stanto.n, Btatt't dttorntf' JORM II. Mimms, Reportir, Btate v. Jemei II. Kelley, a Jurjr was emjpanaled In tliis , Tunsda.v afleriKHHi of last weekj and the rest of the iuron wcrt, disohafged for the term, The 'eoti in thli oMB) ai apneared bf the evldenoe for the HtHt(., were aa followe: xherespondenl llvei ou n fara new Northlleld village, Mh htred inen was one Oharlei Bowe, aii.is Oharlei Bdwardej the ttrst uhuh is his riht annte, hut ainoe Infanof im has boen llvtng iu the bome of Wllbnr K. Bdwardi of Roxbury, Althongh never legallyadontedi lui tias Blwayi been known iu tiit town by tlm natne of Uharlee Bilwarde, On tiie niyiit of May 83 lat, Mr, Bdwarde, in oom imny with hh reapondent, atarted to go to loxbury to wt pnoephatei if they eontd nnd it to Iteel, Abont snven milei froin Northfield, t tiio honie of one Brignanii they atole h erhlp, whioh s then broken nnd thrown awy. wik.h they got to Roxbury vlllage it w as efter the itoree wnni elosnd. The.v hitrhcil tlirir lcaui nnili'i' tlic bIiimI of the storw of A. M. Tilden iinil mttt to the railroail track to thn liulhliDga known as tin Wnrren ihede, Bdwnrdi entered the eeotion tool-honee of tht! Cootral rail way, aml took from there a largn wreuch. Then they went to the torehouae of il. V. jyford, broke in, and took a (iiantity of butter tuba aml a large baekut, Then tiiey wenl to the storc of Tilden ft Bon. dowu the hntehway and eadeavored to get Into the ceilnr. bul found it Ipoked, They took a vlse, the property of B M. Spaulding, tliat was belng lised In lay ing Hotiie wati-r-works, at that store. They took froin the Btoop of Mr. Tihlen's store a hag of meal, and put it into their expreia waffon, Frorn there tliey went to the BpauldlnB harn and took a seoop shovel and wrem li. Then they went 10 Bpauldlng'l I'arriage houee and took two liridles; then to the carriage bouae of Krank Bpauldlng and took two blanketf, On their way baek to Northfl ld they itola lap-robee, blanketa, arhlpe, oats, Beed-corn, eto, Wben they got baok to the reepondent'e barn, the etun was unloaded, they took a driuk of aloohol eaohi aud then they went to the store-house of Fred Houe ton, took two lias of phoephate and oarried them to the harn. That oompleted the nlght'a work, In this oaae the reapondent was tried for steallng the brtdlea from Simulilin'H liarn at Roxbury; the evidence as to the other erttoloa was Introduoed as oorroborating evldenoe of the steaiing of the liridles. The luain witnens for the prneeontion was the young man, Bdwarda or Ilowe, who turned "stat.e's evldenoe." The aeveral ownera of the dlfTerent articlea IdentlAed them, and most of them tixeil the time of dleappearanoe ae on or abontMay 'J'J. The property was OOtained at the re Bpondent'a on eearoh warrants. The re spoudent denied the i-liarge and that he was with the young man Kdwards on the nlgllt in qtteetlon, He did not know liow the things got in his harn except that Kdwards mual have i n t. theui there. The jury returned a verdiot of "guilty," aml lound the valun of the liridles less than seveu dollars, makiiif; It a BtiadenManor, In pass- iii(j aentenoe the oourt ordered the payment of a tine of $'20 aud costs this course being taken to give the respondent a chance to re tricve. The other indicttuentsare still pend- ing. ,f. H. Benter aaaiated Siate's Attorney Htauton 111 the tii'oscciition ; (ieori;e . Wlng, T, .1. Boynton aml J. M. Davta for tlie respondent. Before the Kelley case oame on for trial the court was given to understand that the respondent had seouredi and had got conoealed upon his person, a loaded revolver. Judge Btart ordered that it tie taken from him. Iu his hip pooket was a loaded revolver, whlob was delivered up to the eounsel for the respondent, by him, ou their request. During the trial Kelley was closely watched by the ollicers, during the recesses of OOUrt, as nobodj kuew what his intentions were in the matter. Theee divorce cases were disposed of: Carrie K. Hussell v. L. I). Buasell. Bill granted for Intolerable severlty. I'arties Tived at Wolcott and then Montpelier. Abbie T. Itrewer v. 1). W. Hrewcr; for re- fusal to support. DilUngnam & Huse for Itbellant in each case. In the cases of State v. I.yuch, V. Locklin, v. Spaulding, and v. Roblnson, exoeptiona have lieen filed, and thoso cases will all go to the supreiue court. The respondent, Barnard H. McKenna, who was oonvioted two weeks ago, and went away on a vlslt to Montreal, was In- duced to snorten his Oanadlan viaii by .John Tuttle, at the Instance of J. H. Benter, COUQSel and bondsman for McKenna. The latter was hrought into court on Kriday, wheU he had a serious attaik of heart trouble, He was hrought in agaiu Batur day forenoon aml scnteuced to pay a tine of glBO, The other three cancs were con- tinued for aentenoe, on aeoount of the representations made to the court byooun- sel and memhers of the har not of eounsel. State v. BrastUI M. Locklin. This re spondent pleaded guilty to one otTence of selling. Tht.- oooasion was one testlfied lo by a witnesa iu the trial of the case against .1. A. Locklin. In inoviug for seutence, State's Attorney StBUton stated that the re- snondenl had been in the bualnessten years. He thought the sentence should he severe enoUgD to make thc respondent uuderstand it was an expensive thing to he engaged in this unlawful traflic. Oounsel ha ing ad dressed the court in liehalf of the respond ent, the court Imposed a tine of eighty dollars, with the alternative aentenoe, State v. William l'. Read, Reapondent pleaded guilty of keeping a nuisance iu the Belinaa hlock in Montpelier. The officera lnade u visit to the lespondcnl 's place of buslneM; when they arrived he pulled tbe strlng tlmt operatea the " dutnp," hut it did not work tborougbly, and liquor was Cound on the place. The court scnteuced the re tpondent to pay a tine of Sloil iu the nui sance oaae and ordered thc place closed; and a line ol eighty dollars for keeping liquor with InteUI to sell. Flne to he paid iu twenty-four hours, or ihe alternative aentenoe. State v. Langdon .1. Davis. This rcspon- denl pleaded guilty to a oharge ol selling liquor from a bpttle on the fair grounda at Waitsfield, iu Beptewber last. Mr. Btanton aid thc reapondent waa a repreaentative of tliat class of vlolators of the prohihilory law known as "pooket pedcllers"; they had no locatiou aud were exlremel.v haid to bedeteeted; he thought this one should he inade an example of. Mr. Benter, for the respondent, did not tblnk the latter should tie rnade the scipe-goat for all offendera of iiis class; that his caae should be disposed of as an ludlvidUBl case. The OOBrt seu tenUed Ilavis to pay a tine of eighty dollars without costs, with the alternative seutence. State v. John Kvans. Respondent pleaded guilty tO tWO nuisance cascs. He was sen tenoed to pay a linc of 1100 in each case, the place deaoribed iu the oomplatut to be Oloeedi with the alternative seutence if the tine was OOt paid iu twenly-four boura fn theoharge against the samo re spondenl for lllegal Keeping of Intoxioating liipior a tine of eighty dollars was Imposed, wnh the samc altcrmitivc. State v. William Miller. Respondent hav ing pleaded guilty to keeping a nuisance, and keeping liquor with Intenl to sell, waa aantenoed to pay a tine iu each of ihe two DUlaanoe cases of Sn.",, and the plaOS dc- aorlbed ordered eloaed under the itatute, Iu the two oaaee of keepingi a Bne was imposed of eighty dollars in each case, with alter native sentenoea if the Bnea were not paid iliHlde of twenty-four hours. Betaey H. Arbuokle v, Obarlea Temple ton. Iu tliis case a verdict was given for the plainiilt last Snpteiuher, early in the preseni term. Oounsel for the defendanl made a luotioii for a new trial on the ground Ol newly dlSOOVered evidence, aud asked to havu the verdict for plaintiH' set aatde, Mr, Bburtli H appeared for tlie defendanl iu sup port of the motion, aud Mr. Lamson and Q, S Wlng appeared for the plaintill in oppo- sltion thereto, The court was of the optnion thal the new trial ought not to he granted ou the ibowing made, Iu regartl to HHttiug aside tlie verdii t, the court said that tbe rlghtaof the defeudant were aaved by his BXOentlon taken to the refusal of the court to order a verdict wben the 0BB1 waa trted, So the cane will go to the Biipreine court on this last polnt and on thc claim therein made that the verdict was unwarraiitcd by reason of BbseBOe of any evideiue whicli WOUld instifv the. jnrv iu tindlng for the ptBlntfff, TMB iiah HBB1 i.vo. On Kiiday eveiilng the members of the barinel in the oonrtnouee, to devote a few hours to hottored memberi oalled before a higiicr trlbunal, Btate's Attorney Btanton oalled thc ineetlng to order, aaytBg tbose present had inel there aud asked the pres ence of the court to pay trihute to the metnorles of three of thc deoeaeed memberi of the bar lloti. PaUl Dillingham, II. m Oharlei w. Porter and John v. Bpregue, Kscp Mr. Stanton ihen read tbe following reeotntionai BOX, PAVt ntt,ttaoBAt, wn Kit kas. Ths Hnnofabts 1'nul FMUInihani, s inein bar ot iiif Wiiniiintoti Coimtr itnr, hsi baen rs- tnitveit )y (leulh frntn h rntlretnoil fellowftiK lons snd laeesssfnl praoMoa ol hfi onoNn prqrsMlon, sno bonorabls ,titiii- isrvloej li Ii dssmed propef lli:it lllC Sll r V I Vl IIL HH'llll.lTH ,'XI)r.,- lillll ,I,1,'H tlllitl Ihe feOOfdl Of tlie roiirt llirlr SpDreSlSllofl nf hlrt lAwf or, SltlsSB loel pQbtle MFVSbti hsfmetef us TlllTeferi'. ffMofpss, Thsl wsdeanH oonsolatlon tbat wa BSII ln'Jir tMttmony tO Ihe purlty of liln llfs SUd cnsraoteri his iitnn sttsfnmsnti n b uwvsf snd mi,erl,,r niuilltlri, us mi Sd?06Ste,snd tlie faithful tinil iitl-,r.e'l,ry m.oiner Iu wlilrli hS dttpbarMa IHs ()t1lf-t:il fllltlcfl Itl thS VHrlollN r,nii-,'4 lo whlclt lie mhh osflsa iy tiie affrsgsi of iuh fsllowmltlssns, lifH'ittni. Thstwssxtsnd our nmDathf snd oon. doletii'H to tlio fuiuUy of tlie rtecertneil, HUfl rsipSCt' fully rt'iueiit the court to onler i he f orsaotflg pro Hlnlile ioiiI ri'Holutlou to 1,, eutereil ou tlie recorilil of tiie court, snd ths cierk bs dlrscted to rorwsM HU uttesteit cojiy to tlie tilliiUy. IION.CIIAUI.K8 W. rollTKIt. WttnaaAs, Charlss W, Porter, a menber of tiii bar. ilted ii. the etirly iiiKturlty of Ii i- . iwera at New I;. : 1 Mam,., on ths lnt iliiy of Auxuit last. after rnsny nionths of pslnfnt ilskhsii, duffne wliich im nOWed tlie Kreatest forltt uile aud ,-ouriufe, altlioUKll OOOSoloai for a long tluie that tlie luevltalile iuut floou rome ; aml !ratrsai Ths msmbsrs of thlsbaf dsstrs toshow tlielr apprtM-latlou of tlie malily Imleuemletire of Mr. Porter, IiIb llue KehoUrKlilp, hln unNwrrverhiK luto,( rlty aml liln excei'illiiKly eulal uatlire; lirlolretl, That Iu the ileath of Mr. PortSf tlie har of thH county han loxt a most worthy lueuiher, all sxessdlnxtr pslnstaalng lawyer. ons whoss szsmpls Is worthy of heltiK I'luulatiul, aml whose melnory will bs Biisrlshsd iy the iturvivhiK ihsnibsn of ths har with m.iiiy foml rcrolleetloim Iu the years to eolms. n$toHtd That tlie court bs fSQnsstsd to nausp these resohltlous to he place,) unoii the pertuaucut rsoordBi aml that a oopv tnSrSOI bs furulsheil to the fauilly of the (lereuftefl. JOBX V. gritAOt'B, KPli. WHeanas, John v. Bprsans, a mstnbsr of the iisinuulou i ouiMV liar.oit'U ai liarrc.lu iiip couuty clotier. ls',11 somc from Franklin county Tbe dls- oouraes, of Profeetor Oooke on " Mllk I'ro dnete," ot R.O. Bmlth on " Feedlng Dairy Stock," of William Chapin on " Farinlng Iu vermont," of B, w. Vall on " Fartn Bulld Ings," of ,f. O Sanford on" Keeping (Jp the Fertility of the Farm," o V. I Hpear on " The Attractlons of Vermont," were all llstened to attentlvely and were fully and Intelligently discnssed. No tlme was bjst, snd aff partles wera aatlafled, Not having tlme to wrlte a full report, none will be at tempted, the only oojeel of this obaptef being to notify the people that the agrii-ul-turai trotipe is on Its aunual tonr. Tlie success of these meetlligs depends miicb on previous arraBgementa and liberal adver tising. Let the people plan to get wbaf good they can out of the 82,500 to he ex- pended MeetiBga for Washington county will probablv be held tbe third week In January, at Waitsfield and Calais. Thet; we ought to have a rousing good one t, close with at Montpelier alsmt the first of March. Tkansiknt BoAJtDB uf illlllllL'toll, ou thf '.'l.lh ,luv of lll" tiinolifit , i nat uy uie umimeiy ucani oi uroimr BprsaUS, thc WashliiKtou couuty bar loses one of Its promlshiK youiif; Httorneys, oue srhosndsaisd him Mulf to tils felloW'aHsorlatwn hy his rourteous aud sffsbjs ntsnnsr, and oue whoutu svsr bs rsmsm. persd hy the membsn of ths bar hs au honstt, care ful aml paiustakluK lawyer. AMafPMi Tliat a coiiy of the ahove resolutlon he ISnt to thi' wlilow aml pareuts of the deceased, aud that the saine he sprcad upon the records of this court. At thc OOnolualon of tbe reading of the reaolutlona, Mr. Stanton tnoved tbat they be spread upon the court records. In orderinn tbe motion, Judge start said: It, is very fittlng that tbc.se resolutlons should he plaoed upon the records of this court, and very appropriate that, you tneet as you do to-nfght and pay your respects to tbe deceased members of this bar. I had not the honor and plcasure of a personal BOqualntance with the Bon, Paul Dilling ham. Wben he was governor of this state, 1 was a mere boy. My tirst reoolleotion of him was as a grand Old gentletuan, whose life had been oue of solid accomplisbments and worih a life to stir upadmlratlon and emulatlon, His life was ouc of honor and uaetulneaa, When the end oame his reoord was orowned with futlneas -with tbe per formauoe of all his many duties. My ac quaintanoe with Mr. Porter was somewbat Hmlted, I had known him for years as a kind and oourtOOUS geutleman. I bad known hiui as a member of the bar, as a lawyer of eininent ability. I esteemed him aa an eduoated getleman aml as a genlal frleud, He was out down iu ihe prime of life. When I beard of his death it was a great surprise to tne. I last saw him aliout a year ago, iu thu capitol, at an evening seaslon, He appeared to be iu tbe full vigor of manbood, wit h a proaneel of many years of life and usefulness before him . Soon I beard be was unwell and had gone away for his bealth; later, tbat he was deau, and tbat his record was untimely closed and ended. It was an honorable one, aud I fully oonour in tbe resolutions that have been adopted by tbe bar in re spect of his raemory, I never met Mr. Bprague that I remember, hut these reaolu tious you have presented Indioate be was a young man deservlng of your respect aud contidence. It is litting these sentiments should he placed on the record. It is or dered tbat this series of resolutions be placed upon tbe record of this court, aud that copies be furtiisheil by the clerk to tbe familics of the deceased. T. J. Deavltt, Bsq., then read a well-pre-tiared paper upon Qovernor I'aul DilUng nam It was full of Intereatlng reminla oenoea of tbe "grand old geutleman," as his Honor Judge Start spoke of him. The sketofa took up tbe life of the dlstingulshed gentleman from his earlieel days, aml dweit upon the more rominent fcaturcs of his professional aml private life. The paper is in every respect worthy of reproduction in full. Following this oame a biograpbioal aketoh of Hon, Obarlea W. Porter, hy Judge Oarle ton, which will appear, when oompleted, iu the report of prooeedings of the Vermont Har Assooiatton, A. CJ I'ay, Baq,, oloaed the evening'a cx eroiaea with remarks upon tbe brief but preiaeworthy oareer of Jobn V, Sprague. A recess was then taken until moruiug. Qonrt re-aaaembled Baturday morning, to close up mattcrs. Sentences were imposed in Ihe liipior cases as stated ahove. The motion in the Arhuckle case for a new trial was denied, and exceptions allowed tbe de- fendant, In closing this, the longest term of this court on reoord, Judge Start eomplimented the bar upon the high spirit of professional OOUrtesv exlstinfl among its members, and tbaukeo them for Its manlfeatation toward bimself. Court adiourued without date on Satur lay morning at 11.30. Vermont llair) niciiVs Assooialinn. The twenty.aaoond annual meetlni of the Vermont Dairymen's Asaoclatioti will be held in the town hall at Brattleboro, begln- nlng Tuesday, January 13, and contlnulng three days. John Oould of Ohto will speak on Tuesday afternoon on "The rtve seerets of good bnlter-makitig." The evening of the tirst day w ill be devoted to papers ot. the nianiifacture of cbeese, by James W. Robertaon, oommlaaloner of agricuiture of Canada, and T. I. Ourtia of New Hamp- sbire, followed by dlsousslona, Governor Hoard of Wisconsin will address tbe asso- oiatlon. Subieot, "A talk tothexaanwho makea the mllk, The State Board of Agri cuiture will also be present to take part in tbe exercises of the tneeting. Messrs. Rob ertson and fiotihl are expeeted to be pres ent during the wbole session. The aasoela- tlon offers 300 premiun on butter and Oheeee, B0O on cbeese, as follows: Class A Dairy plaln, Hrst prise, Bfi; sec- ond prizc, SI; third pri.e, Class H Dairy sage, tirst prize, Sti; sec oud prize, f:. Class C Factory plaln, prizes saine as iu Class A. Class D Factory sage, prl.us same as in Class II. Sweepstakes 8. One bnndred fifty dollars premiutu on butter: Dairy- Class t Ten.pound tub, tirst prize, $10 aeoond prtee, 6j third prize, ?4. Class 2 Five pound DOX, first prize, $10; aecond prlse, Si; third prize, $4. Class:! Five ponnds or more, in printa, tirst prize, $10; secoud prize, $6; third irize, $1. Dairy sweepstakes, $3, Creamery Class 4 Twenty-poutul tub, tirst prize, 810; secoud prize, $0; third prize, S4. Class 5 Ten pounds or more, in prints, tirst prlf , $10 j secoud prize, $1!; third prize, $4, Creamery sweepstakes, 2; granl sweepstakes, $5. No person, uor tbe produot of auy lot of 0OWS, can eotupete in more than one of the ahove classes. The Vermont Farm Machine Company of Bellows Falls will dupitoate all money prizes ofTered by the association, on butter made by the Cooley creatner process, with the utiilei standing that dairies and cream eries OUtaide of the state be ttllowed to ooru pete for this premiutu, and these entries, if aeoring the most pointS, sliall be entitled to the dupllcate. r. M Bharplea of West Chester, Pa , offers through the association a prize of Sl'S fir the best essay setting forth tbe advantagea of the separator sys tem as compared to tbe crcamery-gatheriug syatem in New England, These eaaayato be aent to the seeretary on or before Janu ary 11. Dairy and creatnerymeu of New Kuglaud are invited to eotupete for this prize Other valuable prizes will be an- nounoed in the programmee, which will b ready for distribution Deoember 30, Kail roadsin tbe state will carry for tbe usua! half-fare rates. For further information In tjuire of tbe seeretary, James K. Ourtia, St. Albaus, Vt. Boarding Aronnd--Fifih Annual J'our. Kxcept tbe " frnit fair " tneeting at (irand Isle, in Oetobor, the tirst travels and labors of the Hoard of Agricuiture for the winter of 1801 03 were to Island Pond for F.ssex coiinly, and South Troy for the north part of Orleans couuty. Probably this trip of the board will cost the state. more than any other of the year, on account of its " inag nlHoellt distances." Look at the car-fare of Brother Bmtth ol Pittsford eatlmated at oue hundred mltea to Montpelier, thirty eight to Wells Itiver, one hundred (in New Kamnshirel to North Btratford. aud stxteen to Island I'ond au aggrcgate of 3M miles Annual Meeling of Ihe Vermont State (.range. The Vermont state grango held itsannua! session at 8t. Jobnsbury, last Wednesday and Tbursday. Wednesilay uiorning was devoted to reports of offioera, that of tbe Master, Alpha Messer of Kocbester, being of tnarked interest. Leetnrer E. O. Lee spoke on tbe public school question, and Stew.trd Whitney of the desirability of li v ing up to the obligations of tbe order. Fn the afternoon, J. O. Sanford of the State Board of Agricuiture gave an address on Inoreasing tne fertility of the soil; Viotorl, Spear of the state board spoke of tbe at traotiOOS of Vermont; aud Professor L. K Jones of Burlington gave an Intereatlng talk ou plant iliseases. In tbe evening A . F. Ntchola delivered the address of wel- oome, with response by the Master. Aftei au original p NBU by Mrs. Luna Sprague Pook, an address was delivered by Heury M. Arma of Bprlngfleld, president of the State Datrymeu'a Association. Tbursday afternoon educatiou and double taxatioti were iliseussed, and tbe venerahle Jonathan Lawrenoe gave an Intereatlng address on the origin of the grange. The Masler's ad dress discuased a great variety of subieote A stcady growth in existing granges is re porled, and one new grange has been or ganleea, The Master speaka out boldly in the cause of public educatiou, demands tbe anactment of a good and etlicieut school law in the place of the faulty and amhiguous measure passed at the last session 01 tbe legislature. He properlyand Instrongterms condenins measures exempting money leud ers from taxatioti those of the class pre sented lo the legislature at the session of 1800, hut whioh happil.v failed of enactnient He has a good word for the press, which has stood by the fariners, and his volce is still for aseparate and independent agricul tnral college. Tbe address is a strong and patrlotic document, and the grange is a body of Intelltgent, patrlotic men and Women lahorlng with singlenessof purpose aud well-directed efforts for tbe bigbest good nf thc state. Hre fniurance GButraets. There is probably no busincss contract en tered into between oorporationa aml indi- viduals to which so little thought is given by tbe party of the secoud part, the assured, as tbe contract of lire insuiance; or, iu other words, the tetius and conditions of a lire In- anrance polloy, A well-known writer upon llds aud klndred aubjects has said: " It is true, in referenoa to pollelea f Inauranoe, more than perhapa auy other contract, thal the party to be benetiteil thereby, fre- quently, aud parbapa usually, is at no patns whatever to Inform bimsell of the oontents of the contract, still less to endeavor Iu a.s- ceitaiu Its uieauing. A lnaioiity ot weli- togctto poiuts not a hundred miles aparl j trained and carcful husiness inen, who have large amounts at the nsk of lire, and wboae Indemnity depends upon the polloies which they hold, and upon their conformity to the terius and conditions thereof, nevet read the eutire contcnts of a single polloy ot Inauranoe held by them, ot- exainined the conditions and requlrementa thereof, witl. a view to aaoertaln Whethet they are con- torming thereto. it is not au unuanal thing for a man, tbe niain bulk of whose property has just been dcstroyed by lire, to get out from hissate for the first time his contract of indemnity." If Ihe ofl-repeated injuiu - lion of lire insuranee coinpanles to tne ns SUred, "ltead your polloy caiefully," - more generally beeded, tbere would be much less expensive litigation iu Ihe courts reaulting from Insxousalila triolation of in suiance contracts. Howevei much a con trary iinpressloii may prevail, tbere is no reputable insuranee company that does not deplore the violation of any OOBdltlOBB of their oontraot tbat will obetruot or hinder Ihe prompi and eipiitablc payment of auy honest loss which luay occur under it. In a etratgnt line, and theaborteal raliroau roilte at that. ThSD from Island I'ond to Troy, only thirty-four miles apart, we had to gti over one hundred miles via Sherbrooke, Que, betidee aome twelve miles iu car- riages. The meeting at Island I'ond was Hiihstatit ially a failure. Althongh in a tine, thriviug village with one of the most cotn- modlous, elegant aml oomfortable balla wa have fonnd in the state, good holel accotuiuo dations, with weather and roads petfect, it was, as au Bgrioultural meeliug, a farce. our aeoratary was too bney loadvertiae this gatheringi or ebie he forgoi it. Any report will be omil ted for want of material, only that we kept thc law to "hold one tneeting in eaoh county." What we naid (all of it) might not look well iu print: aud we de parteil well satlslicd that this meeting cost more than it oame to. At South Troy thiugs seetued entlrely re versed, for, althongh they had no holel aud only u passable town hall, the leading aud patrlotic otUaeni organlaed, oboee a oon mtttee, and managed the arraugementa ad iulrahly. They sent soiue 500 invitations, prlnted ou postai oarda, to the prominent tarmera of their OOUUty, and tbe board met a rousing welconie and a hig crowd at every Session, Not only were the good people of Troy there in forco, hut those of Westfield, Jay, Newport, Coventry, Irasburg, Albany, Barton and other towns were tbere, with Whkn Hev. A. II. Corllss was dragged from his hOBM near Caledonia, Miss., on tbc nlgbt of Deoember 1, he was not injuredby his captors. He will reiuain there duriug tbe year, tbe authorities of tbe couuty hav ing promised him protection.