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JBtattftnan d4 Jcmrnal.
Ropubllcnn National Nomination.
Benjamin Harrison of lndiana.
Whitelnw Reid of New York.
State nml IHMrlrt Niiinliinlliinii.
Levi Ki Fullcr of Brattleboro
F. Stewart Stranahan of st. Aibans.
ChatmceyW Brownell of Burlington
Henry F. Field of Elutland.
F. D. Halo of Lunenburg.
H. HKNRY POWER8, Fihst District.
WILLIAM W. QBOUT, Sbcond District.
F. W. BALDWIN, Barton, 1 . ,
J. V. CARNEY, Bennington, j AT l'An(,K'
C. M. WILDS, Middlebury, First District.
E. A. PARKB, Waterford, Skcond District.
Tiie new republican paper of Spring
fleld, Mass., the Union appeared on
Saturday, aud a very bright, newsy, eu
ergetic air it hae. There will be morn
ing and evening editiouB, and both will
contain all the news, while Ibe editorial
bias will be strongly republican. There
ccrtainly ought to be enough republi
cans in western MassachuseUs and
uorthern Connecticut to support a well
managed party paper, and the Watcii
man cordially wishes the Union all suc
cess. THK retirtment of President Uartlett
of Dartmouth College occurs at a tiuie
when the outlook of the college was
never brighter, and a very considerable
part of the success of the past flfteen
years is due to hil able and conscien
tious administration. He leaves the
presidency with the respect aud admir
ation of the students who have been
under hitn. The college is particularly
fortunate now in the prospect that one
of the finest gymnasiums and athletic
grounds in the country is soon to be
in process of construction.
A well known Vermonter, rc3ident
in the West, writes: " I see that you
have won handsomely in your leader
ship for Colonel Fuller, and congratu
late you on the result of your labors.
The republicaus of Vermont should be
gratified with the excellcnt start that
has been made. Colonel Fuller cannot
fail to inspire conlidence in the cam
paign and to poll the full vote of his
party. When once in office I think it
will be found that he will make one of
the moRt active, paiustaking and pop
ular governors the stale has had in re
cent times."
Judgk Gkksham positively declined
to accept a nomination for the presi
dency by the people's party. Ilis words
are reported to have been: " I would
not accept on any platform." The de
cision does credit tohis good sense. Ile
is not alone in sympathizing with much
that the people's party has in view, but
it is idle to expect that anything will
come of the movement more than the
rousing of the republican party to its
best work on the highest practicable
plane. The people's party dcmands
the millennium at once; the republican
party will endeavor to usher in as large
a share of it as poor human nature is
now ready for.
Senator Allison makes clear the
inaccuracy of the statement so often
reiterated by partisan democrats, that
the Fifty-first Congress was a " billion
dollar congress." The expenditures for
the usual expoDses of the government
for those two yeara were $3,500,000
each year, he Bays. To this it waa
necessary to add ?2!)0,000,000 paid on
the uational debt, making in all about
990,000,000. The Fifty-second Con
gress would have exceeded this amouut
itnmediately had it not been frightened
at the thought of appropriatiug more
moncy than had its republican prede
cessor. Thut would, of course, have
been too bad politics for even the de
mocracy to fall into. Yet the ne
cessities of eflicient administration
have been demonstrated by the inad
vertency of the enemies of liberality,
and the effect of the " billion-dollar
congress " shibboleth is gone. A party
whoBe chief claim to recognition is its
parsimouy can win little favor from a
progressive people.
he has been almost continuously in the
diplomatic service, havlng been niinis
ter to Mexico, Uussia and Spain. Sinco
1885 he has been connccted ,with the
state department in Washington more
orless closely, Bnd his aesistance in ne
gotiating coniraercial treaties has been
invaluable. His appointment is a uood
precedent, for if long service and fa
miliarity with detailsare called for any
where in public life it is in the state
HOK. W. II. DuBois of WeBt Itan
dolph has been nominated to the ncxt
stnte senate by the republicansof Orange
county. The nomination is an excel
lcnt one for the people of "Old Orange"
and for the state at large. Mr. Duliois
is well knowu as the eflicient state
treasuier for many years. Uesides be
ing an accomplished financier, he is a
man of affairs, familiar by long and
varied expcrience with the business of
the state aud country. He is a man of
souud judgment, of rectitude of pur
pose, wisely progressive, clear in his
convictions and steadfast in his adher
ence to what he believes to be the right.
He is the right kind of man for sena
tor. We note with plcasure, also, the
nomination of Homer W. Vail of Pom
fret to the senate, by the republicans of
Windsor county. He is a bright mau,
a fine specimen of the intelligent,think
ing Vermont farmcr, believes in Ver
mont, believes in Vermont farming and
shows his faith by his works, and his
abilities by his success in his work. He
has been for many years a member of
the Hoard of Agriculture, and is treas
urer of the Vermont Dairymen's Asso
ciation. He is the right kind of a man
for senator. In the younger ranks of
men, Colonel Fletcher D. Proctor has
won by his demonstrated capacity his
title to the nomination Rutland county
has given him. In the management of
extensive business affairs aud as repre
sentativc in the existing legislature, he
has fairly won his spurs, aud he wears
theru by a title he can himself abun
dantly dcfend. He is the right kind of
man for senator. If the nominations
in general rank with these, Vermont
will have the right kind of a senate in
1892. We happen to know these gen
tlemen, and in speaking of them no in
vidious distinction in respect of other
nominations is made or intended. We
trust tliey are " all, all honorable men,"
and not in the ironical sense lurking
in Anthony's memorable tribute to Bru
tus and his confederates. Vermont needs
this year a strong senate and a strong
house strong in braiu power and
strong in the capacity and willingness
to do the right thing for the state.
The Democratic Tariff I'lank.
TiiKpresidentou Wednesday of last
week nominated General .Tolin W. Fos
ter of lndiana to be secretary of state,
and the senate conflrmed the nomina
tion within tweuty-flve miuutes after it
had been sent in. The other formali-
ties also were quickly disposed of, aud
at nuarter-past four o'clock just three
hours and twenty-flve minutes after the
nomination had been made General
FoBter took the oath of otlice. It was
the quickest work ever kuown in the
department. The new secretary was
born in lndiana in 1886, graduated at
the state university, practiced law,
eerved in the army throughout the war,
and was editor of a paper. Since 1873
By an inadvertence we eavc last
week in the report of the Chicago con
veution the tariff plank which was re
ported by the committee but was sub
sequently replaced in the couvention it
self by the " tariff-for-revenue only "
plank proposed by Mr. NealofOhio.
The mistake gives us the opportunity
this week to bring the statement of the
convention on the subject more promi
nently to the attention of the readers
of the Watciiman. The latter may
thus better understand what is to be
expected of the democratic party if it
should happen to carry the next elec
tion. The plank reads as follows:
We denounce republican protection as a
fraud, a robbery of the great uiajority of
American people for the benefit ofafew.
We declare it to be a fundameutal principle
of the democratic party that the federal eov
ernment has no constitutional power to en
force and collect tariff duties except for the
purpose of revenue only, and demand tliat
the collection sball be liuiited to the neces
sitieB of the jvernment honestly and
economically administered. We denounce
the McKinley tarilT law euacted by the
Fifty-first Congress as the culininating
atrocity of class legiHlatiou; we indorse the
efforts made by the democrats of the present
conBress to modify its most oppressive feat
ures in the direction of free raw materials
aud cheaper manufactured goodH that euter
into general connumptiou; and we promise
its repeal as oue of the benehYeut results
that will follow the action of the people iu
entrusting power to the democratic party.
Since the McKinley tariff wont into opera
tion there have been teu reductions of the
wages of laboring men to oneincrease. We
deny that there hau been any iucrease of
ptotpsrlty to the country since that taritT
went into operatiou, and we point to the
(ltilluesu aud diHtresM, the wage reductions
and Htrikes in the iron trade an the best
possible evidence that no such prosperity
has resulted from the McKinley act. We
call the attention of thoughtful Americans
to the fact that, after thirty years of rcstrict
ive taxes againsttheimportation of foreigu
wealth in exchange for our agricultural sur
plus, the hoiueH and farms of the country
have hecome burdened with a real estate
mortgage debt of over li,o00,000,000, exclu
sive of all other forius of iudebtedness; that
in one of the chief agricultural states of the
West there appoars a real estate mortgage
debt averaging Sl.Vi per capita of tlie total
populatiou, and that similar couditions and
tendencies aru sbowu to exist in the other
agricultural exporting states. We denounce
a policy which fosters no industry so much
as it doeB that of the shurifT.
The democracy is to be cougratulated
on its recently acquired fraukuess on
the tariff issue, but its verucity and
logic hardly deserve the same treat
ment. When it arruigus the republi
can party for pursuing a policy of pro
tection, and declares it to be " a fuuda
mental principlo of the democratic
party that the federal governmeut has
no conUitutional power to enforce aud
collect tariff duties except for the pur
pose of revenue only," it contradicts
many declarations in favor of protection
made by democratic leaders and plai
forms. So grot a constitutional law
yor as Calhoun the greatest the demo
cratic party ever had found no difll
culty in reconciling the principles of
protection with the constitution until
he saw that Southern interests called
for a differont interpretation. And
how many times have we heard demo
cratic orators and papers say that a
system of " moderate protection " met
their hearty approval? Up to the pres
ent timo the cry has been that the
republican party was too anxious to up
hold excessively high dutieB for the
bcnefit of a few republican monopolists.
It was all bluff and buncombe, of
course; the animusof democratic oppo
sition to protection has always been
the frce-trade idea. The truth of the
matter is that the leaders of the party
have feared to alienate the minority in
their party who really believed, aud
still belicve, in protection. A sop had
to be thrown to them, and that sop was
for years " moderate protection." Pos
sibly it is allowable to rank free trade
as a " fundamental principle " of the
democratic party, since the party has
always leaned that way, but " funda
mental " ordinarily implies a common
place in language and thought. Cer
tainly the language of democratic or
gans, orators and platforms has never
before been explicitly and unmistakably
in favor of free trade.
The plank points to "the dulluess
.and distreBS, the wage reductions aud
strikes in the iron trade as the best pos
sible evidence that no such prosperity
has resulted from the McKinley act."
This is the language of demagogy. If
the iron trade is dull jUBt now, after the
enormous boom it has had in past years,
what, pray, would be its condition if
free trade had been the rule in the past
twenty years? Iron and steol mauu-
facturers have been so encouraged by
protection that the market has been
more than supplicd from our own fur
naces and shops. Do the framers of
the democratic platform suppose. more
over, that there would have been no la
bor troubles in this country had the
McKinley bill not been enacled? An
other contemptible piece of demagogic
deception is contained in the allusion
at the end of the plank to the large
number of raortgages on real estate in
the West. Protection has been an im
mense boon to the farmers of this couu
try. Isn'l it a bit odd that the demo
cratic party ascribes the troub'.es of the
faruier to protection, while the people's
party thinks thcy are due to an insulll
cient curreucy? The fact is that the
sharp competitiou of the occupants of
the newest and most easily cultivated
lands of the West with the farmers who
have remained on the less fertile landof
the East has been the ruin of the Eastern
farniere as to the old staples, while the
Easttru farmers have been too back
ward iu taking up specialties for which
they were well fitted by localion and
character of soil. As the very fertile
land in the West is about all occupied,
and Eastern farmers arc coming to un
derstand that they must specialize and
study the market, the outlook for the
prudenl and mtelligent iarmer is
much brighter than he supposes. Free
silver, or inflation iu any form, will in
the end work only disaster. Free trade
is a delusion and a snare, and those
who invoke it never have been able,
and never will be, to make it plain how
it can beneQt the producera of this
country. It is not a name to conjure
for free silver in the hou9e, not on the
silver plank of the Chicago convention,
that the democratic party must and
will be judgcd in the coming fall.
Rprlproclty ot Deslrable.
PreBident Harrisou recently sent to
the senate a message in which he gives
it as his opinion that reciprocity with
Canada, while the latter is in its pres
ent position of dependence on Grcat
BrlUlD, is undcsirable. He says:
The rosult of the conferonce, as to the
practicabillty of arranging a reciprocity
treaty with the Uominion of Canada, is
clearly stated in the letter of Mr. Blaine,
and was auticlpated. I think, by lilin and
every thoughtful American who has con
aidered the subject. A reciprocity treaty
limited to the exchange of natural products
would have been such only in form. iMie
benefits of such a treaty would have inured
almost wholly to Canada. I'revious experi
ments on this lino have been unsatiRfactory
to this government. A troaty thatsuould
be reciprocal in fact and of mutual ad-
vantage, must necessarily have ombraced
an important list of manufactured articles
and have secured to the United States a
free or favored introduction of these arti
cles into Canada as agaiust the world; but
it was not believed that the Canadian min
istry was ready to propo9e or assent to such
an arrangement.
In taking this decided stand, the pres
ident deservea the cordial approval of
the northern frontier states. The fear
of any sort of reciprocity with Canada
has caused a certain uneasiness amoug
the farmers of these states, who would
have everything to lose and notbing to
gain by it. The experience of the last
period of reciprocity was not reassur
ing. Doubtless manufacturers would
gain through extended markets, and,
doubtless, under a permanent policy of
complete reciprocity, Vermont would
share in their prosperity, because the
state would be a highway to the north,
and mauufacturiug industries would
spring up more rapidly here than tbey
have; but under the form of reciprocity
proposed, this state would probably
have been little benefited,audthecouu
try as a whole would hardly be enough
better off to compeusate for the injury
that would be done the agricultural
communities of the frontier. In place
of reciprocity, the president recom
mends a policy of retaliation because
the Canadian government insists on
contiuuin its dBcrituination by which
a rebate of eighteen cents a tou is al
lowed upon graiu pissing through
Canadian catials, and then sroing to
M intrcal, but not to Atnericiiu ports,
aud refusiug the rebate to giuiu goiug
to Montreal if it is afterwards trans
ibipped to American ports. There is
DOlbing uei:ituve ubout the luimiuimra-tion.
Free Silver Demanded.
The democrats of the eenate demand
free silver coinage. At least, they have
voted for and passed a bill which pro
videB for unrestricted silver coinage.
There is no use in denying that these
representative and intluenlial democrats
are willing to take whatever risk is in
volved in opening the mints of the
United States to the silver of the world.
These gentletuen may have excellent
reasona for taking their positious, but
that that poBition is one in favor of free
silver is us plain as a pikestaff. Figures
will 8ometimcs appear to lie, but the
vote of last Friday cannot by any twist
iug be made to mean anything but a
demand for free coinage.
Fifty-four votes were caBt, and twenty
niue were yoaa aud twenty-five naya.
Of the twenty-nine in favor of the
Stewart free coinage substituto, two
were east by third party men, eleven
by republicans, and sixteen by demo
crats. Over half of the yea vote was
caBt by straight democrats. Twenty
five votes were recorded agaiust the
bill, and of these eighteen, or over two
thirds, were caBt by republicans, while
the democracy of the Benate rallied to
the causo of sound money tothe extent
of seven! This waa the actual vote,
but in the aixtcen paira it is underatood
that there were thirteen democrats aud
three republicaus who favored free coin
age, while thirteen republicans and
three democrats opposod it. The real
record of the parties in the senate
Bhould therefore be: In favor of free
coinage third party men, two; repub
licans, fourteou; dumocratB, twenty
nine. Against free coinage demo
crats, teu; republicans, thirty-one.
It is on this record aud on the vote
The Maple Sugur Industry.
Publicntion of the following commutii
cation, rtceived some weeks ago, has
been delayed by the pressure ot cur
rent polltfoal matter. We publlsh v. ry
cheertully and cordially onmmend Mr.
Mcsser's scheme to the caieiui consid
eratiou of maple sugar producers:
Editor Watehtnan: I desiro to call tlie at
tention of your readers who are sn nr trj ik
crs, to a few facts in regard to the in:ile
sugar industry in this state, aud to otter a
suggestiou in regard to this industry. Iu
1850 the maple sugar production of Ver
mont was only 6,349,357 pounds and 0,997
gallons of syrup. Tlie production has stead
ily increased during tlie past forty years,
and in 188!) it amounted to 14,123,921 pounds
of sugar and 218,252 gallons of syrup, valued
at 91,248,806. The production in IM'.kj was
larger than that of 1881), but on the other
hand, duriug the season just closed, the
product fell otT nearly or qulte oue-half
from the average. It will. however, read
ily be seen from the above rigures that this
industry has increased in amouut to a won
derful extent during this period, and the
improvement in anafltjr has been nearly as
marked hs the iucrease iu quantity; aud
this growth and improvement, large as it is,
has been accomplished under somewhat ad
verse couditions owiug to adulterations
after the product has left the state, and to a
lack of any concert of action among sugar
makers. But it would seem that the time
has come when concert of action will he a
necessity to further develop this industry
and to sustain and protect the enviable
reputation of the sugar product of Vermont.
For various reasous, none of them valid,
comparatively few of the 14,.'i37 sugar mak
ers iu this state have availed themselves of
the benefits of the sugar bounty. The regu
lations have recently been simplitiud and
ought to be better understood, aud all sugar
makers should be benetited by the bounty.
Vermont farmers need all the money they
can get in au honest way. The great ex
positiou at Chicago next year will give aa
opportunity to boom Vermont in a general
way, aud Vermont uiaplc sugar in particular,
aud Vermont sugar producers canuot atTord
to neglect the grand opportunity which
will there be presented to advertise the
best sweet on earth. There are also many
questious cunnected with maple sugar pro
duction which ought to be investigated, dis
cussed and better understood thau they are
at present.
Iu view of these facts and many others
which might be clted, it has been suggested
than au association of sugar producers be
formed to assist in iinproving the qoaltty,
further developiug the industry, protecting
it from fraud at home and alroad, aud
Becuring a remunerative price which can
be obtained for all the flrst-class sugar or
syrup which it is possible to produce in this
state. The maple sugar production, next to
that of the dairy, is the uiost important
fariu product in the state. It is acknowl
edgad on every haud that tlie Dairymeu's
Association is a great benetit to the dairy
interests of the state. The beekeepers have
a state association which "does much to sus
tain tlie interest aud increase the protits of
the honey industry. People engaged in
other interests and industries have their
associatious which are of great value to
them and of importauco to the state also.
In this connectlou the Vermont Maple
Sugar Exchange at Brattleboro is doing
good work for the sugar iuterests of the
state, especially iu the southern part, but it
cannot in the nature of things, aud does not
aim to take the place of a state association.
It therefore seems to uie that the suggestiou
of the formation of a state association of
sugar producers Is emiuently proper and just
the thing to do, aud 1 would propose a pre
liminary meeting of sugar producers for this
purpOM, and suggust that it he called at
OIM entral point as soon, at least, as the
early fall months, that proper urtiou inm
he takeu in regard to the Chicago Kxpnsi
tiou aud other important iualters which
would doubtless be hrought before the
association Bhould one be formed. I should
be plcased to hear from every manlu sugar
producer iu this state who favors the forma
tion of a state association.
Ali-ha Mkssku.
Itochester, Vt., June
Campaign Notcs.
An offlcial call for the tlft.li annual con
vention of the National Republican Iieague
of the United States has been Issueil. The
convention will he at IluiTalo, on Septom
ber 1.
Thk national convention of the prohlbl
tion party, helil at Cincinnati, iast week,
nominated General John Itidwell of Cali
fornla for president. The platfortn omltl
any reference to the Bllver question, asserts
that rallroads, telegraphs aml other corpora
tlons should be under government control,
and that the tariff should be levied only as
a defense against foreign governments,
which levy tariff upon or liar out our prod
ucts from their markets, revenue beiug in
cidental. William J. CAMrnnLi,, the new clmir
man of tlie national repuliliean committee,
has been for maiiy years counsel for the
Armours, the wealtby meat packers of
Chicago, who are said to pay him S20.IKK) a
year for his services. He is counted a
shrewd polltician and has been for three
years or so the Illiuois member of the re
publican national committee. Mr. Cainn
beil bas served In the legislature of his
state, and was president of the senate dur
ing the protracteil tight which resulted in
the ltOtlOD of Logan to tlie l.'niteil States
senate. Althoiigb llie president refused to
give Campbell the Chicago collect orship,
he has always been friendl v toMr. Harrison.
Thk very first person to congratulate
Colonel Fuller, upon liis arrival at his house
In Brattleboro on his return from the state
couvention, last week, was James H. Capen,
one of the oldest and best known of Brat
tleboro democrats. When Colonel Fuller
was a lad of thirteen, he left his home to learn
the priuter's trade, and also to assist iu the
telegraph olflce of which Mr. Capen was
then the operator, he being a job printer by
trade and owning and conuucting a printing
ofHce in Brattleboro. Young Fuller lived
with Mr. Capen during his appreuticeship
at the printer's trade, and upon his return
to Brattleboro, after going to Boston to
learn the rrachinist's trade. he became a
member of Mr. Capon's family, reuiainiug
there until he was married. Years ago, be
fore the younger voters of to-day can re
member, Mr. Capen sold his printing othce
and entered the employ of the Estey Organ
Company, and has now for a long term of
years been at work under his former ap
prentice. The relations betweeu the two
have always been of the most friendly na
ture. Brattleboro Pha niz.
Thk republican county convention for
Windham county met at Newfane on Tuos
day of last week. Kittridge Haskins of
Brattleboro and F. P. Ball of Rockingham
were nominated for the senate, and Ziba
H. Albee of Rockingham for state's attorney.
Franklin county republicans met at
Enosburgh Falls on Wednesday, and Alfred
A. Hall of St. Albans, Olin Merrill of Enos
burgh Falls and J. B. Beeuiau of Fairfax
were nominated as senators. O. L. Kelton
was nominated as state's attorney.
The Windsor county convention was held
at Woodstock on wednesday. Thenomi-
nees for the senate were Uomer W. Vail ot
Pomfret, Charles Amsden of Weathersfield
and Fred 1'. Mather of Chester. For state's
attorney, Frederick C. Southgate ol Wood
stock was nominated. The senators were
iustructed to forward legislatiou looking
toward the scientitic and economical im
provement of highways on a geueral and
uniform plan throughout the state.
The Caledonia county convention was held
at St. Johnsbury on Thursday, when the
following nominations were made: Sen
ators, A. F. Nichols of St. Johnsbury and
B. F. Lincoln of Lyndon state's attorney,
H. C. Bates. In the afternoon addresses
were given by H. C. Bates, L. D. Hazen,
the delegate to the Minneapolis convention,
H. C. lde and Walter P. Smith. ea The
Lamoille county couvention was held at
Hyde l'ark on Friday. These candidates
were named: Senator, Charles H. Stearns
of Johnson; side judges, S. R. Miller of
Waterville and H. M. Cornell of Cambridge;
judge of prohate, E. O. White of Hyde Park;
state's attorney, L. C. Moody of Stowe;
sheriff, Jonas Stevensof Eden; high bailiff,
F. H. Raymore of Eden; county commis
sioner, A. A. Niles of Morrisville. The
platform of the national and state conven
tions were adopted. The Orange
county rcpuhlicau convention was held at
Chelsea, June 39, The following nomina
tions were made: Senators, John H. Wat
son of Bradford, William H. DuBois of
Raudolph; assistant juilges, Solon G.
Smith of Thetford, Chester Dickcy of Wash
ington; state's attorney, George L. Stow of
Chelsea; sheriff, Charles F. Smith of Tops
ham; high bailiff, Solon K. Berry of Thet
ford; judges of piobate, William H. Nich
ols of Raudolph, Samuel M. Gleason of
Thetford; couutv commissioner, Curtis S.
Emery of Chelsea. There were ballots in
but three cases. For tirst senator John H.
Watson received 62 votes to 10 for Caleb C.
Sargent; for second senator, William H.
DuBois 4:i. Cassius Peck 81: for sheriff,
Charles F. Smith .11, John A. Buswell 20.
For county committee, Caleb C. Sargeut
(chairman), Salmon B. Hebard (secretary),
Nelson L. Boyilen, Roney M. Harvey aud
Horace W. Bailey were chosen.
Horse Xotes.
Elkctricity superseded about thirty
thousand street-car horses in 1891.
Frank Fki.t is quartered at Waterbury
track, with Seth, aud is giving his big bay
gelding fast work.
Charles Kkknb's brown gelding Suyder
went a mile In2:86, last quarter in thirty
six seconds, receutly.
Ykllow Dock, owned by F. II. Town, is
reported to have gone a quarter recently iu
twenty-seven seconds a 2: 28 clip.
Don't forget the colt stakesat Waterbury,
September 13, M aud 15. One, two aud
three-year-olds, all well-tilled, aud will be
trotted for blood.
Gkouuk Lahbkkt, by Samuel Lamhert,
now iu Seth Jones' hands, is haviug a very
successful season, and his stock proves
him to be a tirst-class sire.
Alhkkt LOVBJOY of Moretown is working
H. H. Chipmau's yearling and two-year-old.
If Lovejoy rides behiud all the time
with that pair he had better give up horse
Skth Jonks is giving his two two -year-olds.
by tieorge Liiinhert, good can1, and he
thinks he holds lirsl mortgage ou the two-year-old
race; but Seth must keep his v . es
opeu aud look out for " Head-Light."
H. H. Chicman's (Waitstield, Vt.) elegant
bay Btallion, Auctioueer, ,lr.. is taking a big
lead in business in Mad Kiver Valley, aud
is proviug himself to be oue of the best
sires ever in that part of the country.
Skth IJonks has a tivo-year-old black
gelding in traiuing, owned by G. B. Evaus,
perfectly green, that showed his ahility
after two weeks' traiuing to go quarters iu
thirt -seveu seconds. Seth is sure to give
htm ii fast mark.
Hknkv S. Town, proprietor of Elni l'ark
farm, is working three colts for Waterbury
stake races. They are all sired by Eugi
ueer. We had the pleasure of seeing them
workod out, receutly, and whoever beats
them will needs go aloug some.
John Splan has the greatest gtable of
trotters of any man in the couutry. He is
the man who wrote H. S. Town thut he
could give Kngineer a race record beluw
3:20 In 1891. This after he had giveu him
an easy mile in 2: 27 iu his work before he
had had him slxty days.
Axlk, the two-year-old sou of Axtell,
2: 12 at three vears old, went an easy one
fourth mile oa the lllh iustant, at Terre
Haute, Ind., In 84 oonda, last eighth in
161 teoondii n wears Bve ounoe iboM
forward aud three and a half ouuces behiud.
It is thought he will heat all two-year-old
rocords before tlies.
Watbriiukv cau now boast of haviug Uie
best one-half mllt track iu Vermout, aud
C. C. Warren, l)r. E. G. Hooker and a
dozeu others are daily working out their
trotters themselves, and getting thein ready
for the fall races. The doctor's lia. mare.
Lulu W., four years, is working imootb aud
steady, aud gaiulug some sharp brushes.
Farewell to Barre Academy.
Woodiiinn. npnre tlint tree,
Toiifh not it -tn.'i. ,'h
In youth It 4linltererl iiih
And I'll protect It now!
How aptly the words of the old song
volce the sentlinents of many an old stu
dentof Ilarre Aeademv as they watch with
regret and sailness the demolitlon of that
veuerated plle, arouud which cluster 0011
historlc tnemorles and hallowed assocla
tlons. coverlng a period of full forty years!
" Would that the hand of progress mlght be
stayed, and this houored aml familiar land
mark be allowed to remain!" Such Is the
6rst wish of the old scholar, as he sees the
work of destruetion begun, bnt as he
glanees toward the larger aud more Itnpos
ing itruotore now Bolabed to take lt place,
and bearing the name "Spaulding Graded
School," he hecomes more reconciled to the
situation, and is half luclined to join in the
acclaim, " The king is dead ! Long live the
klogt" Yet, stop a inotnent for a little ret
rospection. Who can estituate the value of
the Insniration and inllnenco shed by this
dear old acadeniy? Think for a motnent
what the history of Harre might have been
hail it not incluiled this eletnent of its
developtnent and charaeter. Think of the
true and good men aud women who put
their hands to its maintenance, and were
themselves eularged aml enriched by their
own labors in so doing. Think of its long
line of inspiring teachers, aml of him who
acquired the ripe experience of nearly
thirty years of devoted service as its mov-
lm, m 1 1 1 1-1 1 au . . 1 I ou tl.at 1 ..... . 1 i . . . . . . t .........
men and women who came up here as to the
unlocklng of the gates of the tetnple of
knowledge, and who were trained in its
academic studies and inspired by its teach
ings aud staudards for the battle of life! It
is, for all the years through which Dr.
Spaulding lived and labored here, as if a
well-spring of pure and living water had
been buhbling up and overllowing all the
land, making clear rlvers and green past
ures. Whoshallsay how much higher has
been the level of conduct, how much more
rettned the whole intellectual and :esthetic
sense, and how much more resourceful the
inner life throughout this community, and
wherever the inrluence of this institution
found its way? How many a grailuate re
calls, not the routine of his student life at
Barre Academy, but especially the personal
impression maile upon him, In the forma
tion and bent of his character for all time,
by the man at the head of the school, rather
than by the school itself! His was the
power felt over all things else an inrluence
which was itself an education to every
pupll, Dr, Spauldiug established for him
self and the academy here a reputation not
only deservedly higii. but sustained by the
character of the men whom he fitted for
college aud the rauk which his students
have takeu in all the various walks of life.
They are known and honored in every state
iu the rjolon, and in many foreign lands.
Maine has an old Barre boy iu the person
of Edward B. Cook, a successful merchant
of Portland. New Hampsbire possesses a
member of the alumui in Charles F. Stone,
Esq., a popular lawyer and brilliant advo
cate of Laconia. MassachuseUs has a large
number, among them being Hou. Albert
Clarke, secretary of the Home Market Club;
Rev. and Mrs. J. J. Lewis (Abbie Davis),
Dr. Benjamin Tenny, Mrs. Ida L. Henry
and Irviu Carpenter. all of Boston; ttlai
Henrietta F. Dwigbt, Cambridge; Miss
Alma L. Tucker, Mrs. George W. Clark
(Mary Bass), Somerville; Dr. Byron L.
Dwiuell, Taunton; Mrs. John B. Egerton
(Edna Fliut), Newton ; Mr. aud Mrs.HUfOl
B. Fowler (Helen M. Wood), Worcester;
Dr. and Mrs. C. H. Cook (Rosa L.JPerkins),
Natick; among many others scattered over
the state. New York is the home of De
Witt Stafford aud C. n. Beckett, both suc
cessful lawyers. aud Dr. John B. Ridlon,
all resideuts of New York city ; Walter E. An
drews of Brooklyn; Hon. Simon Rosendale,
the present attoruey-general of the state, in
Albany: Hou. John I. Gilhert, ex-state sen
ator, of Malone; James It. Bill, president of
First National liank of Orfdeusburg; Mrs.
Dr. Bailey (Martha Abbott). Oueida; Mrs.
Dr. Bailey (Persis Abbott), Ticonderoga.
The old academy is represented in Phila-
uelplna Dy Josh O. Uook, a well-knowu car
pet dealer on Arcli street, aud John H. Cou
verse, one of the proprietors of the Baldwin
Locomotive Works. The great Westis fllled
with L'ncle Jacob's boys aud girls. Iu Chi
cago there are Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Camp
(Flora M. Carpenter), both members of the
academy faculty after graduation ; Hon. J.
M. Thacher, ex-commissiouer of patents,
and Captain L. L. Coburn. now forming the
patent.law tirm of Coburn & Thacher; Lewis
L. Wood, Esq.. Cliarles C. Davis, Coliuan
S. French, John M. French, DeWitt Clin
ton French, Edward E. Carpenter, Frank
X. Kiuzie, while Miss Julia French resides
ai Evauston; Rudolph StalTord is a thriving
merchant in Milwaukee; Charley D. Joslin
is a lawyer at Detroit, and the present
United States consul at Windsor, Ont., just
across the river; John A. J. Cutting is in
trade at Iudianapolis, while in DesMoines
there are Colonel G. L. Godfrey and Mr.
and Mrs. Will H. Wheeler (Ella R. Perrin);
Hon. and Mrs. F. G. Clark (Hattie Newton)
reside at Cedar Kapids, aud Hon. W. Bur
tou Perrin at Nashua, Iowa. Mr. and Mrs.
George Comius (Emma Currier) are resi
deuts of St. Joseph, Mich., and Frank C.
Smith is completing a college course at Ann
Arbor. Hou. and Mrs. Hiram Smith, Jr.,
(Fanuie F. Rice) are at Cameron, Mo., and
Mrs. G. A. Collins (Hattie L. Follett) at
Hanuibal, Mo. Dr. John B. Craudall is at
Sterliug, III.. while C. L. Watermau of
Plainview, George H. Fifield of Winona,
Frank B. Smith aud Will A. Wheaton of
St. Paul, J. J. Josliu aud wife and Mrs.
Parker (Frances Comins) of Minneapolis
and Hon. Charles M. Start of Rochester, one
of the brightest legal minds of the state,
make up the list of Minnesota's acad
emy students so far as kuown to the
writer. Iu Nebraska there is Captain
John Kinzie, of the Second United States
lnfantry, at. Otuaha, and Mrs. G. W. I. Car
penter (Li.zie M. Houghton) of Lincoln.
In Kansas City reside Mrs. George A.
Houghton (Ella F. Gale) aud the
Misses Eleauor S. and Hattie S. Flint.
Iu Denver can be counted Hon.
M. B. Carpenter, president of the state
senate and Bemao G. White, a popu
lar cotuiuercial tourist; while Byrou J.
Reyuolds is making money iu the tilling of
land in Oregou. Alplm A. Webber has been
pronaloent iu the linaucial circles of Cali
furnia for many years, and Arthur N.
Wheelock is eugagud iu grape culture iu
that fertile state. Others there are who
have made their mark in various sections
of the country, while iu our own state
Ilarre Academy numbers among its former
students such well-knowu citizeug as Hon.
Seneca Haseltou. mayor ol Burlington;
Hon. Henry R. Start, judge of the supreme
court; Hon. Hiram Carleton.T. J. Deavitt,
Esq., Hou. F. A. Dwinell, J. H. Lucla,
Baq., tieorge W. Wiug, Esq., A. N. Blanch
anl, Itev. S. C. Hayford, Dr. C. A. Bailey,
F. W. Morse, A. D. Farwoll, Misses Amv
It. and Hattie C. Fik and Mrs. J. W.
Brock (Sarah Wells) of Montpelier; Kev.
Ptrrlo B. Fisk, Hon. Henry 0. Fisk aud
Dr. and Mrs. C. C. Rublee of Morrisville;
George A. Bill of Albany: Rev. C. II ...
bert of Barton; Charles M. King of Ben
son: Dr. and Mrs. L. W. Hanson (Emma
Bill), aud Mrs. H. C. McDutfee (Rosa Bill)
Of Bradford; Dr. C. W. Peck and H. C.
Harrison ot Brandon; Dr. Y. c. Goodrich
aud C. H. Bigelow of Brookfield; Hem v
Wells, Fred II. Wells, T. P. W. Uogers and
E. Selden of Burlington : E. C. Smith of
Cabot; C. K. Dwinell of Calais; W. H.
Parker) Esq., of Cambridge; H. N. Deavitt,
Esq., of Winooski; H. (). Ward of Dux
bury; w. G. Nyu of North Montpelier;
Rev. I.. B. Teunex of Kssex; John B.
Cook of Greensboro; F. M. Page, Esq., of
Groton; J. H. Mcl.oud of Hardwick; Rev.
E. J. Ward of Hyde l'ark; Hon. S. L.
Pnek of Ira 1,'uv .1 . V. Wllitllev ofMiirh-
tield; Dr. B. F. Sutton of Middlebury ; C.
A. Pratt of Milton; Dr. James llaylett of
Moretown; Mr. and Mrs . V. W. Holden,
Harvey 1. Cutting and Mrs. Dr. Mayo
(Etuma Lyndej ofNortbneld; R. E. Beard
and Mrs. Ira Hutchinsou (Alice Patterson)
of;Orange; H. E. Rustedt, Esq., of Kich
lontj H. C. Gleason aud Rev. Austiu Ua-

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