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VERMONT WATCHMAN & STATE JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1892.
8 I t'RlxllltiTr Not. THiiRnnAv wm a nomnolent clay. ( .lbrk Mrrrifiri.d Iihh a good wln. F. J. Maktin of Barre Ih an aaaintant in i he Btate library. J. H. Aikrn of Renson has been asslirnoit as meBnenger for tbe govomor. 8. M. Flint of Burlington has an ap polntment ln tlie sergeant-at-arms' otlice " Unci.f .Tor" Rlihs of Bradford has seat, "No. 1B0, which lio says lie has oeoupied ten ttmes. Lavionk of Colchester is among thOM un easy souls who bold contested legislative seats. A finr oll painting of Senator Ueillleld Proctor is soon to be placed in the state house. In Colonel J. H. Oouldlng, Governor Ful ler will have an etlloient secretary aml alde- de-ounpi Thr legislature will eloct n cliief just ice and asslstant judgos Octoher 13, instead of Octoher .11. Thr total expense of tlie Ilevlsod Itoster has jnst been flgured up hv Auditor I'owell. itwMiTiim. KX-LlROTRNANT OoVKRNOR U. A. WOOD" Bi'RY and daughter were at the state hoiise last week Wediiesday. Mhs. I.. K. Fi'i.i.RR, wife of tlwgovernor elect, was a speotator of legislatlve proeoed Ings last week. Onr of the hlgh-lioense members was no ticed golng OOWB street one morning with his skates buckled Mrnily 00. Mr. Ci.rmknt of Hiitland " boarded ronnd" the houseon Thursdav, his regular seat not qulto siiiting his taste. " Ali, nboard for tlie OOtDOllttM room," and JttD Henderson, introducer of H. l,sig ualed the train of househills to pull out. Srvrral of thc represeutatives took ad vantage of tlie fino weather, Monday fore noon, to enjoy a visit to tlie Barre ipiarrieH. Bkn W. Smith of Addison led the re sponse to the roll-call in the house, and Churles H. English was the last to answer " here." Artiiur OAKKiRi.n Bhiri.ow, son of the BMBltMI from Brookfleldj has heen added to the corps of pages and asignod to duty in the senate. Thr asslstant clerks in the hoiise aro K. A. Howlaiul of Montpelier and Max I'owell of Burlington, two capahle, atTalile, and i oin pauionahle gen tleinen. It is reported that the friends of L. O. Bagley of Rutland will nrge Oovernor Fuller to roappoint hiin as a railroad coin missioner. T. ('. Chrnry, clerk in t.ho secretary of state's ofllce, went to Kssex Junction, Tuos day afternoon, to attend the wedding of a former classiuate. Ex-oovrhnors aml ex-lieutenant-govern-ors were "plenty as blackherries" Thursday afternoon. Did any of tliein see themsel ves, muluro, on that rostruni in front of them'.' Thr oflicial roporlers appointed hv Speaker Stickney are Captain .lolin if. Miinins of St. Alhans und Frank 1). White of Rutland. They know tho ropes to per fection. Barrr appears to be " ln it." Wlial with her ever.bloominj' strike, lier county senator, and the chaplain of tho house, Barre apparently intends to he heanl froin this year. AnouT two-thirds of the ineiiibors were in their seats Monday afternoon. Various committee nieetings were announi'ed. The legislature hegins tlie work with an air of business. Enurossino Ci.kkk Hawkins is serving his fifth term as inscrlber of stutntes. He should be well versed in statutury law but the legislature migbt repeal all the law he ever learned. Colonel, A. A. Hall, presideut pro tem. of the senate, denionstrutod his tltness for the otlice he was eleeteilto bv the admirable mannet ln whlob booffioiktea as presideut of tbe joint session. Statk Aiditor IIai.r took up the work of the oftiee yesterday. Tho retiring audi- tor, J1 r. i'owell, wno has heen here siuee the session opened getting things iuto sliape for his successor, left for liouie yesterday. Govrrnor Fui.lrk bas two exeellent as Mistants in Colonel J. H. Gouldint; of Rut land, secretary otolvtl and military alTairs. aml Waltor B. Gates of the Burlington h'ri i Pras, exeeutive clerk. Thk senate bas followed the lead of Speaker Stieknoy as a record-broaker, hav inur on Monday passed a joint resolution prc Viding for tlie election of lodgw of the su preine eourt on Octoher 31. Govrrnor PAOI and faniily left for Uotne followed by the hearty good will of the meuibers of the entire state goveruinent and that of the people of VeriL'ont also. It was a hrilliant sunset. Thr Rutland Htmld rises to explain that " it bas experlenood no ohange in regard to bigb license." The attitude of the gentle man from Rutland on this suhject wrll be watched with interest. Thk legislature will be forgiven for ad Joumlng on Kriday this once, if it does not niake Saturday a permaneut holiday throughout the session. An occasional balf holiilay will be in order, however. Fnt Pr$t$ LlBTJT.-GoVBRNOR Sthanahan cbooses in V. c Fletcher of St. Jobtubary, a brlght yonng uewspaper nian, an etticient re- porter of senate prooeedingti. A well-trained uewspajier nian makes that kiud of a re jiorter. A strikino resemblance to 1'resident Harrison's features was detected in the physiognomy of the meinber from Water bury, Kev. C. H. Elliot, who oonduoted de votional exercises in the liouse last week Wediiesday. St. Ai.iians has a cinch on tho high-chair ol tlie senate. lieutenant-governor Strana han, by virtue of his otlice, is presideut of tlie senate, and Colonel A. A. Hall of St. Albaiis, a senator from Franklin county, is presideut pro teui. Mr. BAOOM by his resolution OODjtitUting a special couiiiiittee on the matter of a uni fonu insurauce policy, begins the considera- tion of a meaaare itrongty urged by Gov- ernor I'aue and one that will excite a lively interest, particularly in insurance i:ircles. Thk tnauagers of the Keoley Institute ex lendan Invitation to the iin inhers of tho legislature to call and look over the estab lishuient and ask what ipiestions they de- ire. One of the memberi of the presant house is a graduate of the Keeley Institute. Whk.n the matter of the city charter for the village of Rutland comes up for consid eration a requeat will be made that a inutll Motion of tiie townol Rntland be set off to tlie tOWO of Proctor a proposilion against Wbiob there is DOt likely to be any objection. A.Mono the ladii s present at the imiiigura tion were Mis. I, K. Kuller, Mrs. PiDgTM, Mis. If. B. I'owell, Mis. W. 1'. Iillingham, Mrs. I.nne of Cornwall, Miss Woodbury of Barlington, Mrs. Chamberlin of Fairlee, Mrs. A A. Hall, Mrs. I'. K. Gleed and oth ers. Thrrr is litness in MtablUblng at ,M. Jobnibary a bome for ageil wonien. With a iish batobery alread iu its grasp and this hoine for venerable dauies in prospect, her mouth should be so full as to estop br from prefarring the requeat ouce made by one o. Twist. ' Tmn ease and acciiracy with which Sec retary Brownell performed the duties of preaialng offlaer In the house was the anb jectof remaik. Mr. Brownell is making an Offloient olticer and " none name hlm but to praise"for his uuiform OOOrtMT and ef- aolanoy. Thr t'ree Preni assures theuiembers, with characteristic moilesty, that it ts the olily paper Of any OOniequanoa in the state, aud that all the other journals are cheap alTairs, unwortby the patronage of any iutelllgent tnember. The Rutland Hvrahl is esjie,ially sat upon. K. W. J. Hawkin8, engrossing clerk and Secretary Brownell rlgbt-band nian, has had a loug experiem ;e with legislative cleri Oal work, and perfomU his duties with tlie exactness that is gained hy experlenee and an aptltude for the luportant buslneeii in trusted to him. Andrrw J. Hhu.rv of Montpelier han twen nominated by the governor as an alternate on the World's Fair cotnmUsion from Vermont ln place of Iliratn Atklns, rleceased. The preRideut of tho United States tnaken the appolntinent on reeom mnndation of the governor. It Is etirrently reported that the tnember from Bradford will inove toatnend the sym hol feature of the proposed Foster law by substltuting a bottle for an eagle as the guldon for the illtterate democratic eye. Thug no democrat will 1 decoyed into voting the tlcket of any other party, Onr surprise waa the result. of the ballot for aaslstant secretary of the senate. It was thought that. C. F. Dana of New Haven hail a mortgage on thn position. It took llve ballots, as it was, to dofeat him, when B. 0, Day of Craftsbury flnally se cured the plum. Govrknor-rlrct Fui.i.rr prosontetl ipiite a distingulshed appearaiice when he was presented within tlie bar of the house to take the oath of otlice. After the oath had heen read to him, he seated liliuself stpiarely at the table, adjusteil his eye-glasses, aml wrote his name ln a bold, free hund. Govrrnor Dai.r was orlglnally slated for the obalrmanshtp of the ladlohary oonimlt tee, an !.. . for which he possesses bigb (iialltlcattons and to which popular asseut hail aasigned him. But Mr. Dale is not. in rtigged health, and he askeil to be relieved of the duties of so respouslble a post. Onr of tlie solons who sat within tlfteen feet of the governor's volce slept soundly through two-thirds of the inaiigural ad dress. During the reinarks on pruhihition he awoke, with a " where-was-I-at?" ex pressiou on his face, and listeneil atten tively to the remainder of tho adilress. T. .1. BoYNTONgracefnlly inoveil, in behalf of the democratic contingent, to tuake Speaker .Ntiekney's election unaiiimous aml lt would have adtled grnce to this act to have seconded the uoiniiiatlon of honest John Merritleld for clerk, instead of 00ffl pelllng a ballot by noinitiating a democrat agaiust hlm. Somr of onr friends of tlie Vermont press are taking us to task for calling for tlie re peal of the Australian ballot law. We wait, bretbren of tlie tuill, for sotne gooil argnmentl from you why it should he maihtained. The mere stateiuent that It is a gooil thing does not establish the fact. liarlon Slonttor. Thk tirst " scrap " of the session in the senate camo yesterday mOrnlng when Sena tor Ilaskins aikod that his blll auiemlitig the ballot law be referred to the jiidiciary com mittce. Senator Merrill ubjcctod, and argueil that it should go to the committee on elect.lons. By a rlsin vote of the senate tho bill was referred to the couiiuittee on electious. Govrrnor I'aok's suggestious of means for roliaving llllterata voters, under the Australian ballot law, from tlie too aSSidU OtU attentlonl of offiolotU ballot clerks were heanl with an amiised interest. Particu larly novel was his suggestion of a fountain to itnlicate to the unlettered eye the naines of the problbltlon camliilates. Hon. S. B. Hkiiard of Chelsea, Judge H. S. Peck, Coi. T. S. Peck, aml Robert Roberts, ln. of Burlington, Hon. Victor I. Spear of Braintree, l,uarteruia.ster-Gen-eral Gilmore of Fairlee, C. W. Witters, Esq., of St. Alhans, BS, .1. Bartlett of Plainfield, luembers in 1880, were aiiioii' those about the oapitol last week Weduesilaj. Thk tnember from Montpelier emhodies in a bill his iile i as to what repairs tlie bal lot law of 1890 needs. He would have the business of uiarkiug the ballot of the illiter ate voter intrusted to a ballot clerk from botb the democratic and the republioan par ties, and would keep away from the sacred area around the booths every perSOD, officlal or other wise, who ls a oandldate for ofllce, All well enougb, but not deep or compre bensive enougb . " What is the ground of thecontest in tlie case of Davis of Danville? "Pure oussed nt'ss." This bit of colloquy was beard in thc lobhy of the house on Monday, Honesl George Davis is not tho uian to liolil or to try to hold an otlice that does not hol mg to him. Insofarashe has right, and justice on his side. he will maintaln bla ca.se no i n rt Iiit. He is a good enough democrat for a good republican, and that takes a lnighty gooil one: (Jovkrnor Ki'i.lkr has made tlie following taff appointmenta: Dantel P. Webeter of Brattleboro, largeon-general, with the rauk of brigadier-general ; Krastus W. Jewett of Swanton, inspector of rille practice, with the rauk of colonel; Amasa O. Gatea of Mor risville, Jnmes E. Pollard of Chester, John I.Kosterof Derby LtDe, Gharles G. (iill more of Swanton, ilarry E. Parker of Brad ford, Edward S. Bates of Bennington, aides-de-camp, eaob with the rauk of colonel. Thk Vermont legislature opened its bien nial session. Wediiesday, with a great dcal of aterling material in its coniposition, and the freemeu wliom they represent wait ex pectantly for the proper adjllltment of sev eral important matters, aiuong which the qneation of donbla taxatlon, and the trim- ining up of the new ballot law secms to'ba at tba forefront. It is hoped, also, that the probletn of highway improvemenl will be 'iven eqnal importanoe dnrlng this session. Woodstock Standanl. Whkn the laymeu are agreed as to the legislative offioei tlie clergy or their friends can be trusted to g-t up a " scrap." The recent oontest o er thc obaplatncy iu the bouse is a case in polnt, An tntereated Observer of the means employed to defeat an opponent or olect a friend "tlndi that tlie friends of opposiug canilidates olroulated falsehooda about opponenta, aaaerting thinj:s tbat were untrue, aml thc nntruth ot which was readily discoverabh It is de plorable that eveu in tlie matter of elect- Ingacbaplaln faise and unfair meana will be employed, A.mono local matters of great. interest tbat will eugage the atteution of the legislature is the propositiou to change the shire town of Windham OOtinty from New fane to llrat tlelx ro. Cliauges of this kind coiivulse a county. More thau thirty ycars ago the shire of Caledonia county was obanged from Danville to St. Johnsbury. Opposl tion to the measure was earrieil to the verge of insurrectioii. A propositiou Lf aUo mooted toannex Williamstown, in Orange county, to Washington county, to which OOmtnU Hity, in respect of political, Jadlolal and business inulters, Williamstown naturally belongs. ' St. Johnsiiury has beeD plaoated by tlie state admitiistration by tlie appointineut ol an arobin of that hurg to a position as page in the liouse. The town already lias a tisli batobery looated, Dr. Bullard and another museiiiu of natural curiosities, aud is now talking about a line of cable street cars. Talk about your boom towns!" Tlius tlie Hardwick Oaxtttt, Well, so lively i page as Ilarry Cross and so irrepressible a oiticeD as Dr. Biillanl would be boom enough for any town say nothing of a tisb hatcherv, electrlo street cars, the promiacuoui and elTervescent Johnson of the Bmibliottn OOfpn, et eetera. Thk ipeaker'i good Judgmant is particu larly observahlo iu placing UolbUrn of Man chester at the head of the ways aml means OOmmlttee, Darllng of Chelsea of tb( mili tary committee, Knright of Windsor of tbe (tlalms committee, Martin of Brattleboro of the jiidiciary, Clement of Rutland of hanks, BlgeloW of Brooklleld of grand list. The educatiou committee is also well consti tuted. These gentlemeii we haipen to know. If all the other selectious are us bapplly inade (aml we have no doubt they are), the speaker bas showu a soinnl aud dlserimiualing judgiuent aud a tlioroiigb knowledge of the material he had to biiild with. Thk school laws are likely to be a suhject of considerable atteution at this session of the legislature. 8uperiutendeut Paliuer's report recommends the adoption of tho town systeui of schools aud makes a stronn plea for action H0W. There is 00 01ON Im portant (juestlou for Vermont to oousider at tliis tmie than that of tlie proper duoatlon of iti chlldreu. Tlie town system eijualizes taxution, and wherever it has heen tried ;r has glven better schools, and, after a short experiencn, has proved so sat.lsfactory that it would be imposnible to indnce parents to return to the old way, There is no reason why it shouid not work equally well ln this state. At least, it should have candid con sideration and fair discusslon. HurUnijtnn Clippcr. A rtjRASANT ineident occurred In the ex eeutive cbamber, Thurs.lay afternoon, when AdjutantGeneral Peck, QuartertnastRr General Gilmore and Judge-Advocati -( len eral Alfred "snrrounded" Oovernor Page and presented him a heautlful albiim, con tainlng the pictures of IJeutenant-Governor Fletcher, General Peck, General Gilmore, Oeneral Alfred, General Rutherford, aml Colonell Webb, Brlghatn, Slack, IlorUin, Abbott, Kolsom and Cutler. On the flrst page of the albutu are tbe words, in gilt, " To Oovernor Carroll ,S. PtgQ nnmpll ments of his staff." Geueral Peck made the presontation speech, aml Oovernor Page re sponded, thanklng the staff for its good-will and referring to the harmonious relations which had existed in it throughout its torm of servlce. Govrrnor Fullrr does thlngs with mili tary method aml protnptneai, Lleutenant Ifannon of the Fuller Battery arrived from Brattleboro at the Watchman otlice, about eight o'clock Monday mornlng, with atype writer copy of the governor's messae, with instructioris to wait tlll it was put, ln type and to bring back to Brattleboro a prlnter's proof of the message. The seventy odd pages of "copy" were taken ln hand. and be fore nine o'clock the type hail heen set, the work corrected aml revlsed.aml Lleutenant Hannon deiarted hy the night express bear ing a printed copy of the message. The Watchman's typos hail helped the lleuten ant to obey instructlons to the letter, atul Colonel Fuller, by his admirable methods, had helped the printers to do their work witli dispatcb. Thr St. Johnsbury SepubUoatl thinks the legislature will proiiably atneml tbe ballot law in soine of its details, pass a weekly payment law, and tinker tbe school law. "Theghost of the Agricultural College will walk again," it thinks. The above are gome of the thlngs tbat are goingto happen. The following ougbt to hapten, in the opinion of tbe AspvUfcon.' The aholition of the douhle taxation of mortgag' d real estate; the passage of a free text book law; a change ln the system of selectlng state otlicers iiy which all tbe ollicials now elected by tlie legislature should be ap pointed by the governor; a law cotnpell ing all railroails iu the state to sell thonsand-mile mileago ticketa at the rateof two cents per mile aml making one milcage book good on all tlie roails. Si'KAKKR Sticknky's aniiouncetnent of the liouse committees on Kriday afternoon was a genuine surprise. His predecessors have invariahly " incubated " several days before they have heen ahle to hatch out tlie sotuewhat formidable list of committees. Mr. Stickney has made his selectious with " neatness aml dispatcb." In tliis act be has given a very striking illnstration of his tltness for the otlice of speaker. A casual Inipeotion of the list sbows that Speaker Stickney has made no hasty bunohing of.his OOmmltteea. The selectious are made with evident care and good jiiilgment andanin telllgent regard for the " lltuess of thlngs," Now let the liouse follow the speaker's very admirable cxample of " business-like protnptitude " and go to work. Thk resolution directing the clerk to fur nish tbe meuibers with one daily paper at the expeuse of the state brought out tbe usual deaultory oppoaltion. P. W. Clement of Rutland, from the point of view of a public nian, opiiosed the resolution, which was offered by Mr. Colburn of Manchester, aml informed " Mose " on the qoiet that if he took the KUtland Hcraltl he would have to nay for It. Mr. Darling of Chelsea, it. will be remembered, was a luost vigoroua op ponent of the measure two years ago. He allowed, however, that he had received new light and was decldedly in favor of the resolution. Mr. Colburn thought he was very modest in his resolution and the house apparently thought so, too, as it passeil it. The senate, as will be secu by the report, was a shade less modest. Thk nauies on tbe roll-call of tbe house aUva.vs present some QOVel features. Tliis session it is noticeable tliat the Jones fatu ily has but one reprosentative, aml tlie D.U merool host of Smitbs is no better situ ated, thougb it had seven meuibers iu the last liouse. But white the Siuitlis are ap parently out of politics this year, tbe bltb erto retiring Newtons have done consider able successful log-roiiiug, and monopollze tbe N's on tbe roll-call excliisively, these three descendants of Sir Isaac being the only gentlemen in tbe bouse whose uames oommenoa with tbal letter. Among the pe- ciiliar Dames Fefee and Rustedt take good rauk, but the medal in this particutar un dOUbtedly belongs to Mr. Tevyaw, wbo, being a member of some Influenoe, ought to be ahle to work through a bill before the session closes tbat will retuedy his uiisfor tune. 0OLONU E. Hknrv Powkm., tbe retiring state auditor, was presented witli aSixth orps badge Monday afternoon by ex Oovernor Page and brother ollicials ot 1890. Colonel I'owell was oalled into Adjutant General l'eck's otlice, where Secretary ol State Brownell made the presontation ipeeoh, He spoke of Colonel Powell's rec ord in tho war, of tbe esteem iu which be was beld by his brother ollicers, aml tbe regret with wbiob they aaw him retire from the otlice of auditor after more thau (onr teen years of lervice. Colonel i'ow ell was taken by surprise, out made a bandsouie reply. tnankingtbe otlicers for their gift, Thc badge is a ualtaae cross of gohl and blue enamel. On tbe reversed side is eugraved, "Col, E. Henry Powell, Kirst vermont nfantry, First Brigade Tbird Dlvialon, Sixtb Army Oorpi. From Qov. Page and his brother otlicers of 1H!I0." Thk law of tlie state relating to the taking of trout is in a somewbat uncertain shape. owing to botch-work In auiendiiig it at tbe last session, and its amendtnent, in the dl rection of ciearneaa aml certainty, oogbl to beoneoftbe tirst joba undertaken by the leglilature, And tba Uw relative to tlie blrd ordioarlly oalled partridge is not muoh better. The n vised laws oT 1880 apaak ol it as the "roffed grouse"; but all tbe amendiiieuts to tlie game laws sltuv passed have it " rutlled grouse." Now, no bird of tliat name is kiiowu either to scientists or toaportimen. It has been oamed by the former bunana vmbrllun, and by the iatter it lias been Oalled, in one locality or an other, rulfed grouse, rulTed heath-cock. brown rulfed grouse, ahouldar-knot grouae, drumming partridge, tippct grouse, white llesber, pheasant and mountain pbeasuut; but no one oxcept the legislators oi Vermont ever set it down as a "rullled" grouse. .1 iilil ttbn ri Iti'nhler, TiiKslight rain, Wediiesday evening, was inconvenient, but did not prevent the raoap- tion of Qovarnorand Mrs. Page from balng a Complete lUOOea. The governor and Mrs. Page Were aaslsted bj Governor aud Mis. Fuller, Lleutenant-Guvernor Fletcher aml I. iiuitenant-Ooveriior and Mrs. Stranaban, There was a largc attendance, .pute a party OOmlng from Brattleboro. The toilets of tlie ladies were, iu mauy cases, very beautl ful. Atnong those present were Colonel I' A. Woodbury of Burlington, ex-Oovernor S. K. Pingree of Hartford, ex-Governor Roswell Farnliain of Biadford, Treasurer Kield, Auditor Powell, Presideut Buckbam of the fJnlveralty of Vermont aml Hon. W. II. B. Bingbam of Stowe. A large nuuiber of memberi of the legislature aud other state ollicials, also, were present, mauy be ing accompanied by their wives. Tbe gov ernor's room was bandsoinely and taste fnlly decorated. It was the" tirst social eveut of a session which promises to be un UlUally pleasaut in a social way. Numiikr '.'! of the liouse rules provides tbat tbe suhject. matter of a bill sball he hrietly iudicateil in the title by the mover, at the liine ol its iiitroductiou. Tliis reallv valuai'ile rule was vlolated in the tirst bill that was introduced. The title of II 1 ls "Au act to amand leotlon 9010 ol the Re- vised Laws of Vermont." And while this, iu a sense, is descriplive of the bill, it does not give one tbe remotest idea of its suhject matter. The few words " relating to lagal holldayi " would hava remedied tbe error, nnd stnie such amendmont 7ll 1 " be made at. the snggnstinn of the committee on revlsion, but It is a matter so easlly cared for at the outset and so frequently overlooked that lt merits notiee. In some states the constitutlon contains substan tlally the provislon erahodieij in liouse rule No. 89, and laws have lieen declared uncon stitutlonal which falled to Indlcatn in their title the suhject matter of the act. It is not politlc or right that, leglslatlon should be masked by a false title, or even by the ah- lenoa of a deacriptiva title, whetbor the error ls uniutentloual, as of course it was ln this Instance, or otherwlse. Sknatk blll No. 1, by Senator Foster, begins the work of remodellng the ballot law of 1H!K). Tbe blll (amendinu Sec. 12) proposes In case a candidato dies, or with draws before election, the vacanoy may be tilled by tbe party or persons who made the original nominatlon; or, lf made hy c.on vention or caucus, iu such manner as pro vided by that body, or in case of no such provllion, by a general or exeeutive com mittee representlng such Organiiatton. The eertlllcate of nominatlon sball state thc facts OaUslDg the vaoancy. Vacaic ies occnrring under Sec. 7 of act of I8!K) are to be similarly fllled. Sec. 2 of Mr. Foster's blll provides that the can ilidates shall be arranged polttioally, in columni, the flrst c.olumo containing the re-piihlb-an nomlnees, tbe second the demo cratic, tlie tbird the prohlbltlon, and so on. A llag Is to be placed over the republi can coliimn, an eagle over the democratic, a fountain over tho prohlbltlon, and over tha other columus devices to be chosen by the OfHoial who prtipares the ballot. Tho voter may mark a cross opposite the names of the iudividual canilidates for whom he intends to vote; or, if he votes the whole tlckat, be may niake a cross under tho sym bol at the head of the eolumu. lf a voter is bllnd, or by reason of other physical dis ability he is unable to mark his ballot, the preaialng offioer may datall two election ollicers (one republicau and one democrat) to asslsl him. Ollicers wbo now by law conduct elections, together with tho ballot clerks, are declared to be election otlicers under tliis act. Thk St. Alhans KaiMnfnr says; " Mr. Charles I). Watson, a Hgbtlng democrat from St. Alhans, is an aspirant for the otlice of clerk of the comtnittee on revislon of bills, the same place tbat he held two years ago. There is no questlon but what there Is, and will be, during this, as in all previoussessions, aniple chanoe for this com mittee to exercise its fuuctiuns, but, why a democrat of tbe pronounoed type repre- lented by the gentleman named should have tbe sinecure of its clerkship is a ques tlon that, a good mauy brigbt young repuh tloani are talking over cousiilerably. If the Ittltsngtr had no better reason for ob jecting to Mr. Watsou's appointment tlian that he is a democrat it would have shown its good sense by keepi ng silent. The clerkship of the revislon coiumittee is one of the most important ot the olerical legialatlve offloea, This clerkship was no sinecure iu tbe bands of Ashtoti R. Willard. He had the knowl edge of English as she should be written witli clearncssand precision the familiarity with law, the general training and culture that made him an exceedingly ellicient clerk, quite an exiert. He lias had no suc cessor. Some young law itndant or oallow lawyer has lOOgbt the post for the money there is in it. With such incumbents the otlice has literally been a ifMCura, aud Mr. Watson's teniire was no excontion to that of other incumbents iu respect of Inoom petency. Had the MtHttilftf objaotod on this score, tliere would have been more rea son and aonnd sense in what it migbt have said thau it ordinarily puts iuto its utter ances. But this constitutes no impeach meut of Mr. Watson's ability. He simply has not had tbe educatiou, the training, tlie esperlenoe, that give him competency for the duties of revision clerk, fully, ade quately and falthfulty performed. Tho Richmond Acoldent. The railroad oommiaalonera have reported on the accident on tlie Ceutral Vermont road at Richmond on AugtUtSO, by which Janul Crossett aml Oeorge Brown, Jr., were killed, aud thtrteeu others were in jured. After reviewing tlie testimony, Wbiob was in substantial accord with the reports at the titne of the accident, the oom miaaionara niake the following finding and recommendationi; " That tbe Immediate cause of this collisiou was the failure ou tho part of Engineer Vork of the freigbt j to see, or, baving seeu, his ueglect to beed the red llag carried by train No. B0, regular. If be did not see it, it was because he was not observant or watobful, but was heed less of his plain dnty upon the meeting of any train. If he did see it, his mind was iuattentlve to its Import and was not dl- Verted from tbe dispatcb which he had re ceived at Bolton canceling a previoiis or der in regard to eugiue .121). In either case, his carelessness of the plain rules witli which he had, for more thau twenty years, been familiar, stamls WlthOttt a palllating otrcumstance. Uonduotor Stewart ii beld respouaible. with his engineer, iu not dis OOVaring the llag or lajiug iu a position where be could communicate with the en gineer aml oonduotor of train No. 69, regu lar. to explain to them what train his was, as provided in rule No. 20. The hoard raOOmmandl such a revision of the rules as will make it clear aud obligatory iu all cases, requirlng notice to be taken of the dangei fiag under these rules that both oral OOmmunloatloQ be had between the parties tlierein named and that tho whistles also be interi liangeil in all cases. This will reaoh two senses in the interest of safety, instead of one, and will, also, OOmtnand the atteution of tlie entire crew of tlie cau tloned train, instead of only one or two of them." Thkkk was a meeting of iheep raiseri at Middlebury on Friday, oalled tor the pur- MOH,, I if fakit," , , IMMI 1o t.,..Lru u nJl. I ahle exbibll oi Vermont sbeep aud wool at tne ori.i s rair in lncago. r red II. Farrlngton of Brandon, luperintendent of tbe Vermont exhibit of mennos, oalled the meeting tO order. Hon. H. H. Mclntyre of West Randolph, chairiuaii of the state com- mlaaion, explainad tlie npo.se for which this meeting was calleii. He stated tbat the state OOmmiaalon would have from S800 to 11,000 to expend toward assisting in making a good state exhibit. Proposed ex hlbitors will be guaraiiteed the necessary fttndl to make the exhibit, and all prolils from premiums win go to thc sxbiuitors, after tlu' expcnses have been paid. But the ooinmiaaion must be aaaureu that the ex hibit to be made will be a meritorloUI one, or it will not appropriato any of tlie state (and. (adividuaLi oan make such exblblta as they choosc, if they can get space al lottcd. .Secretary FarringtOU stated that iu order to get a state prize In any of tlie three classesof marinoa. at lnast niuety-two heep uiiist be exbibltao in the class." Af ter oonsldarahla dtaouaaion tlie meeting voted UnanlmOOaly to make a state exhibit. At tbe aftarnOOn session the following gen tlemen were elected to soleet the exluliit: Jndaon a. Wrbjfbt ot Middlebury, Bdward Bauford of Cornwall, aucl Henry A. Walker of West Woodstock. The matter of a state exhibit of wool was next brought up, and Mr. Mclntyre said that au exhibit of fifty lleeccs could he made at au expeuse of only about JJKKI to tbe exliibltors, After ex- tandad diaouailon tbe following oommlttee was appolntad tOOOnfer with the state coni mlttee in regard to the matter: Albert Obapman ot Middlebury, Bdward Banford of Cornwall, Ira li, Hamlln of Cornwall and J. C. Parker of tjuechee. Mr. Parker's Qame was addad 10 the committee at tlie suggestion of Mr. Mclntyre, who thought it would he a good plau to have the wooleu manufacturers of the state represented. BUIUI Wn.sox, a fanuer living iu tlie north part of Cambridge, w hile rldlUg over a crossing near liis residetice ou Thursday, was Imtantly killed by being struck by a passenger traiu. His Oblld, eight years old, who Wal ridlug witli hnn, as throwii u dls tauce of thirty feet dowu an embaukineut, sustaiuiug but sllgbt lujurles. Woiutu.N, Mass., observed the 2.V)lh auui versary of its settlemout by a two days' uel- foosTtsnan raon first paos ; lack of such provlsion that the outters claitn several dealers are violatlng the agieement, by employlng one apprentice sharpener, aud no journeyman. Such Hrms are unable to engnge union cutters, at the present timo, and are working at a disad vantage. These dealers olaim all condl tloni standing prlor to the agreement can not, be changed. The affalr is causing muob discusslon and many predlctions on both sides. Waterbury. O. E. Moody Is bullding a house on his farm ln Moretown, a short dlstance from this place. This keep hlm very husy with all the other business which he hason hand. The furiiaces have been put In the new Methodist cliurch by Messrs. Batchnlder and Robinson and are in working order. ThatOWOI bas also been crowned with a copper tluial. The funeral of the late Elliott Sheplee, fatber of Hollis Sheplee, was beld at the resldence of his son-iu-law, Pat Kerran, the past, week, Rev. S. II. Wbeeler otliciating Tlie director was Benjamin Barrett. Any one wishing to subsi'ribe for any newspaper or magazine can do so wltii Frank K. Orlggs. who has a tine assortment Of tbe laadlng weekly, daily, aml lnonthly papers and magazines always on hand at his news stand, No 21 Stowe street. B. E. Wallaee, c. A. Norton, J. M. Wal lace, Kva M. Burleigh, Josephiiie M.Taylor, Mary II. Moody, l.ena Sbipman and Ba plirasia Moody have ls;en elected as dele gates from the Epworth Ijeague to the state Bpwortb Leagne oon vention at Montpelier this week. Tbe wife of E. W. Cnmtnings, of the Free Will Baptist Obnrch at Little River, re turned bome last week Tuesday. She Is eomparatively eonifortable at present aud is able to walk to some extent. Her recovery tbni far has been marvelous, and she seetus to le still gaiuing. H. M. Brure, so well and favorably knowu to all our cilizeus, bas started a meat-market at the south end of the village and will andonbtedly do a large business. His acquaintanoe, his long business axpari ence, aud his accumulated capitai, will un doubtadly anabla hlm to bold his own against any competition tliat he may meet. While Dea, I,. II. Haines and J. S. Batcb elder were drlVing down the hlll at Shutes VtUe last. Tuesday iu a single carriage they were run into and upset by a runaway double team. Both were throwti out, Mr. Batcbelder being stunned aml Mr. Haines badly cut. The lormer has recovered and is at tbe old stand, but Mr. Haines is still con tined to the house. The people of the community were shocked on Sunday to learn of the suihleu deatli by heart disease of tbe Rev. E. L. Walbridge of Johnson, formerly in tbe em ploy of the Domaatlo Missionary Society of the Congregatioual cliurch. Mr. Walbridge beld nieetings at the Congregational cliurch here last winter aml won many friends. In him a good nian has gone. Rev. J. J. Lewis of South Bosfon, who bas given two illustrated Iectures iu tliis place-one being on the " Passiou Play of Oberammergaa, and the other a"Trip through tbe Rockies " will speak in this nlaoe again the iirst of November, his aul) Jeot being concerning his European travels, and illustrated as before. This announce- luent ought to be siilhcieut to awaken al geueral desire to be present. A very interesting quarterly meetiug was held at tbe Baptllt GhUrch at Little River last Sunday. tfiva minlsteri were present, and a goodly congregation gathered at tbe! three services. Rev. Mr. Fuller, formerly ! 0f this town, nreaohad at both services, to' tlie dellght ol many of his old parisbiouers. j The meetings were to be oontinued during I the early part of this week, amla baptismal service will be beld at two o'clock Wediies day afternoon. The ladies' hall of the Congregational cliurch is praotlcally completed. Tlie parti-. tlons have been obanged, woodwork painted, walls white Washed, new tloors Iaid, new ; Windows, made from various colors of ca- thedral giass, pnt in. Everything pretente an air of neatness and comfort, yet not ; pretentious in the least. The members of I tbe Ladies' Union may Well feel proud of ' their work. They wish to express their tbanks for the generous gl(t o( Mr, Charlei Marrlam of Chicago iu aid ol the work. Loreuzo ilills is maob better. - Sam uel Kenuedy's faniily bas come from Barre aml movad into the lower tenotnnnt iu the Seth Joues house. Miss Etta Straw has returned to Hartford, Uonn. Mrs. H. H. Pinnao bas gone to Montpelier for a short tiiue. Mrs. Oeorge Demmon is spendtng a few weeka at Hollis Bheplee'a. (J. N. Arms aud Wife are in Boston tliis week. Tbe family ol T. T. Far rell has returned from a visit at Pbiladel- phia and report a flrat-olata tlme G. K. Moody is iu Morrisville. Miss Belle Henry speut Sunday in town. She will teach school this winter. A sis- ter of O. E. Scott bas come from Boston for a short visit. Louis Blair goes with his aon to Aipine, Mlob., this week, where they will work in a large luanulacturing es tabliabmanti Mr. Blair speut several mouths there last year but was called bome by the fatal illness of his wife. Mrs. H. 1'. Oatmau lias gone to her bome in South Orange for a short tlme, but will re turn later. She contemplates purohaslng a hoiue iu liuston. 1 r.ight ticUets were sold from this place to the New Vork ex- cursiou on .vtotulay ot this week. Barnard, Sumner & Putnam Go, KSTAHI.ISHKI) INCOKI-ORATKD HK Here's Richness: Iridcscent Poplins. Two-toned ; high-toned, fine, cross-wise running ribs. AU wool, beautiflll blended color ing ; $1.25 ; 40-inch. Will wear "Till men weary of laughter And after." German Serges. Own importation ; unusually fine, smooth qnality ; 1.25 ; 50 inch, but it's the tirst timc we, or any one, ever sold such serge one penny less than $1.50. Richness indeed ! Twelve colors. Keieila Green, AlliancH Hltie, 1 1 !,, t Hrnwn 1 i' IfHrnet, .Ylitrliio Hlll,,, HIhic. Crotalfl tlreen, l , (Ireen, Niivyltlup, Ookajr Brown, 1. 1. iiruwn, CHnuiiai. French Diagonals. Plain color, but not plain weave ; a new double diagonal France's latest. Full ot style and wear. Ten shades ; 1.50 ; 50-inch. Whipcords. English 1 Richness of color unequaled by anything in plain wool ; lustrous, handsomest of shades ; grays, greens, browns, tans twelve in all. Style and great durability wedded. The whtHMinl ls the favorltn succenor io the laM laaMBIM -y. Bedtord t ora. Matlasse. lMuiti fiibrics urn faslilonble; tnatlHHs extremely tio; i1h!u OUly ln colui ; rieli, UiNirous, Imnkut ui-iivo defgn.. Kor atreei we r, the thiiiK- flx nlnaile., miil flurn sjierlmfiKt of tliu ilyer'surt ! . .-inoh. London Diagonal. KouRlier than the Krriioh; ultogether tlltTerent ; ral i lUiUtWltO rtltuUnjl rlhs,oiiu-fuurthiiichavpurt I ItmllM tothe liemmiul velour russe ; ft.tS B0luohi Herringbone. A neat, reflntd hihI dnttf fahrlr, ondtl nu old ' imnif. Sinuuthly tlne und rlch, botO in weave uuil j rolor tone, kihI uuiiitunily nervleeabie for so neat I aiul Hnely tliiished a tahrlc; 44-iuch. li choice phtiti shaUei. Plaids. OlanpUUdii Pronefa pUldc, popUa plaidi, OtrmMi ptafds, silk and wnol piaidti. PUaldl from every el.ui and rlime alniost. J'latd are up UUOHg the crowned heads ln thd dfMI gotnls realm thU year. SAMPLES BV MAIL Barnard, Sumner & Putnam Go Worcester, Mass. Blanchard Opera House, Thursday Evening, October 13. THE COMEDIAN, Aaron H. Woodhu BnpporteO hy Miss Troja Griswold In hla Oreat New Vork Success, UNCLE HIRAM Bntirely Reviiod; Re-wrltten and made A Superb Scenic Production ffiri HaTnel? stor. Y.'&'r" W Carry W 0W" SCenePy And will produce it as advertised. Keserved seats now on sale at I.OKG'3 in it IK 8T0RE. l'riccs 36, 80, 7:.. ton is at Albany ou insurance buaineai this treek. Helle lrownof rajston was at tlie Waleruury liotel last .Monday. Tliere was n large liuiniicr hi the preaohtng scrvii e Ht tbe Methodist cliurch last Suutlay erenlng. West Topshain. The pbonograph coneert at tlie village hall, last Friday erenlng, was not largeTy attended. Tbe Baptliti1 quarterly meeting is to he held here tliis week Friday and Saturday, aud Sunday of next week. Qllman Bagley and balp returned Irom thc fall fairs last Kriday. B, M. Har vcy and 0. P. 8mitn returned trom their trip to lloston and other cities, last Satur day mornlng. sssaa A. J. foungof Prinoe- toti, Mass., is vtaltiug in town for a few ilayt. r' i: Wllllam B. Bagley aud Dr. Watson were in Montpelier the llrst of the week. C l Stuith is hjkving piazzas huilt on his house, a decided iiiiproveiueut. J. F'eltus of Staustead. I'. Q , was at the C'aniphell house over Suuday. Missis Bllen and Helle Bagley visited at their hoine last week. I'roicssor A. N. Fellowi is iu New Vork, Pbiledelpbia and Wasliiugton, D. ('., ou a husiness trip. Oeorge 10. Newton was at hoine over Sunday. Tunbridge. Allie Olbora tall and hroke his arin iu two place:,, last week Thursday, Mrs. Oatnan ol Lowell, Mass., ls rlaltlng her old ueighhors here aud will lake her daughter baok with her before winter. PhlUp Bmlth baa oome hoiue from Tufts College. His physiciaii advises lillli to go tO the Boutbi hopiug that it will cause lns recovery from a OOUgb. cgal loticcs. L.l RA M, BATCBKLDEB'H KSTATE. STAtKOf vkkMii.n f, VVaablniton iMntnct. ti. ln I'rotntte t'nurt, held at Montpetier, ln i hi tJlot, OU the llth dav uf Octoher. A. I. I (Sr : Lewis ('. ltatchelder, Kxmttor of the last will and tfcslainent ot l.aiiru M. Itatehelder, late ol l'laindeld, 1 in said IHstrtei, tlueea(ted,iresenis lus admmlstratlou ' ai'count for exaiiiinatlou untl allowatn e, and niake applleation for h deeree ot (llatrlhutton and paXrtltlOU of the erttate of saitl deeeased. U hereupoa. 1 lt ls onlereil hv iaid COUTJ that said MMKMUlt and said RppUctltlon he referre t a session thereof( : to he held at tlie 1'ruhate Mti- - in saltl .Mont pelier, on the Imh day of Noveniliei, A. D, IW, ! for heuruiK tnd deeiston theruon: Anil.tt is furtber : oidered, that notiee hereof he RiVOU tO all nersin in terest ed hy pubUoaUou of the same three weuks suc- , cessively in the Vmn-n( WulchutM Stute Jvurnalt a newspaper puhlished at Moiit pclier. previoua to said tiuie appointed for heariuK. that they may ap I pear at said liinr and place. aud tliuw cause, it aur they may have. why said MOOUIIt should not he ai lowed, aud such decree niatle. Ity the Goillt.- Attest. taVU IIIKA.M t AKl.l. lON. .ItidHB. i 1VM III A M I. A X I- K81 All. UTATKUF vkbmun r. WMhlugtou DiatrlotaMi ln I'ri'hate I'oiirt, held at Montpelier, iu and for said Disirict, on the h'lh day of Octoher. A.l. MM ' An tiistruiuent purportniK to he the last Wtll aud TMtenMHlt Of Cyuthia Sl. I.ancc. late ot t'alHt, iu i Bttid dlstrict, deceascd, heln; prctented to the Conrt I for I'roh.itc : lt Uj ordered hy said l ourt. that all per sons OODGOrHOd t borolll b nOtlflOd to appcar at a se I sIoh or said onrt. to he held at the I'roh.tte ottictf la ala Mouiptdler, outho la day of ovu?nher, A. D. 1 Itfl, aud show cause, it any they may have, kgHdttH Iheprohateof satd instriiiueut : lur w iihh purposuU ' i- further oruerel, that noiice ot tlu onlcr he puo- lishvd three weeks successlvely iu the 'i ont Watchman A State ,ourmtt, uewspaper prtuted fti i MootpoUor, lu thn state, orevious to said tiuie Ap pointed for heariiltf. Hy the fourt. Attest, ! laVlB T HIKAM t AIU.KTON, JudRe. Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report Baking Powder AJBSOLUTELY PVKE