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VERMONT WATCHMAN & STATE JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19, 1892.
$Hatr)matt Journal. WEPNESDAY, OCTOHEH 1!), 1892. Repulillrnii Natlonal Noin Inntliina. FOR rRRSIDRNT, Benjamin llamson of Indiann. KOR Vtl'K-l'KRSIIIRNT, Whitelaw Kcid of New York. FOR rnK-n-r.Mh' KI.KCTDRP, F. W. BAUDWIN, Barton, I At ,... J. V. CARNEY, Bennington, j AT c. M. wiuds, Middlebury, tvut Distku r. E. A. PARKS, Waterford, Srcond District. Thk I'uited States suprerue courton Monday gave an impoitant deoillOD, Chief Juitice Fuller reading theopiu 00. It U lli.it the iaw of the Michigun legislaturc provldlog for U.c election of presideutial ulectora by congressional distiicts i8 oonitttatlonali It is con cedcd that tlie cff.ct of Ih decision will be to give a part of the electoral vote of Michigan to the deniocrats. Mit. Clkvkland"s reason for not going to Chicago to attend the dedica tory exercises this week that, lo the absence of President Harrison, he does not care to takc advantage of the opportunity offered for catnpaign ef fect does credit lo hitn; but, as an ex president, he, of all mea exeept the president himself, ought to be there. It is a little uufortunatc that the dedi cation comes so near the election, for it is unqucstionably a great chance for winning votes by peraonal tnaguetism. The greatest pity of all is that Presi dent llarrisou caunot be there. As to Roads. If there is a growing scntiment in favor of good roads in this state, it is certaiuly a fact with which every one should bc plcased. Good roads are a conveniencc in all comruunities, and a necessity in many. But why should this seutiment, if it really exists, show itself nowhcre but in the legislaturc? If theie were a real dciuand for better roads if the business enterprisc and local pride of towns or counties cal'.ed for it would it be long before good roads would matetialize in vari us sec tions of the state? It is not at all sur prising that towns far reinovcd frotu centers of populatiou, to which new methods cotne slowly, should be very backwanl in doing anything to perrua nently iniprove their roads. The sur prising factis that even about the larger towns there does not seem to be interest enough in the subject to prompt active measures for iruprovement. There is no suflicicnt popular deniand for good roads to justify the state in adopting any comprehensive scheme especially a scheme involving niueh expense. This lack of a popular demand for any deQnite method of roadbuilding is forcibly illustrated by a wild plati of the St. Johnsbury Jlepublican. With Touchstone, the li'qmblican calls it " a poor thing, but mine own." If it had contented itself with calliug it " a poor thing," the characterization would have been perfect. The Jiepublican proposes to have the legislaiure appropriate $300,000 for buildiug and macadamiz ing two state roads, one runniug from Swanton along the west side to Ben nington, and the other along the east side from Xewport to Brattleboro. The roads would cost, the Republican reck ons, about $250,000 apiece, or $500,000 for both. But the appropriation of $300,000 would be amply sufflcient, as the plan would compel towns of, say, 2,000 iuhabitants to pay the expense of the roads through their territory, white the smaller towns would pay oue-half, the state standing the balauce of the expense. " Then we would have two first-class highways, runniug the eulire length of the state, and they would be good for a eeutury or more with a mere trifle for annual repairs. And the farniers and others who use the roads contiuually would save the entire cost of the improvement in a single year. We regard this plan as entirely prac ticable, and in the long run the most economical investment the state could make." When the state adopts this little plan the Waterbury asylum will imperatively need a cotniderable ex tension. But what better plan has any one to suggest than this? It is true a state engtneer tnight give valuable sugges tione as to the particular needs of dif ferent eommuuities. He tnight oil'er to these comniuuitieB methods of road building which the best engineering ekill in the world had pronounced de Birable. But if the local communities, after rcceiving Buch suggestions, did not feel impelled by business or other conBideratiouB to adopt them, would it be worth while for the state to present such communities with good roadt? The point is that roads in a large meas ure retlect the social condition of com munities. Where there ia euterpnse and industrial activity there will be better roads than where there is a lack of theBe tliings. Is it right to tax the energetic commuuity, whieh wauts good roads and will have them, for the benefitof theunprogresBivo commuuity, which takes uo particular interest in the matter? A rharacterlstlr Slur. The New York Evening Post ia al ways on the hunt for an opportunity to make out a case of apparent hypocrisy against the republican parly or some one of Hb leading members. A fcw days ago it thought it had discovcred one in Vermont in the utterance of Govemor Fuller, in his message, on the new ballot law. The Post will have it that Govcrnor Fuller is an enemy of the law. There is uothing in the mca SBge which by any possible interprcla tion that is actuated by a purpose to gct at the governor's views can be made to say this, but that does not itv the least datnpen the ardor of the mug wump organ for scoring a point on the wicked republicans. Give the Post any political subject whatever, and its airy and distorted imagination will wring republican villainy, corruption and greed out of it. It is quite unique in this art, and it is only fair to give it credit for considerablc success in what it attempts. The I'ust indicts Governor Fuller on this sentence of the message: "That this law has operaled to defeat the will of many voters, there can be no ques tion." Out of this is drawn the infer cnce and it is herc that its imagina tion soars that " he can hardly con ceal the fnct that he would be plcased to get rid of the system, although he contents himself with suggestiug 'fur ther legislatiou to perfect and carry out this reform.' " What logicl What fine analyBis! What broadness of view and scientiflc receptiveness! In truth, this is about as good an illustratiou of an attempt to adapt facis to an a priori assumption as can be easily found. Let us look at what Govcrnor Fuller rcally says about the law. Here it is : In 1800 the legislature enacted a law to promote ptirity of eloctions and secure se crecy of tho ballot, tlie better to enahle every person who has a right to vote to ex press his will at the polUwlth preoUton and rertainty. It was fonnd necessary to make some amendiiients to this law at tlie special session in 18H1. The entire state has now had a trial of the .saint-, an.l you have all had an opportunity to wituess and test its work ings. Any law to carry out these uieasureH Hhoulil he plaiu aml Hitnple in its provixions, wlthout cotupllcation, difBonlty of execution or uncertaiuty as to residts. That this law ha-s operated to defeat the will of many voters, there can be no cpiestion. Mauy Htates that have tried laws similar in design have so far perfected theni that the will of the voter is easily reeorded, and acvurately and qniokly ascertained. Kvery voter shouhl have a certain and easy lneans of in dieating his preference; he should have reasonahle time and a suitahle place in which to prepare his ballot, aml ample op portunity to deposit the same. The present law reijuires such an amount of clerical skill that a voter, in spite of the exerdse of ordinary care, uiay be deprh-ed of his fran chise. Any tritling with the ballot is a se rious matter. The sanctity of the franchise must be respected. Your attention is called to the need of further legitdation to perfect aml carry out this reform. We should say that uo man need be ashamed of the position taken in these words, aud that no one, unless he will fully shut8 hll eyes, can fail to see what is intended to be expressed. " Many states that have tried laws similar in design have so far perfected them that the will of the voter is easily reeorded, and accurately and quickly ascertained." Governor Fuller would hardly have written that sentence if he had been opposed to the spirit of the law. It is desirable to get at the truth of tuiugs. Not only is it quite certain that the governor of this state has taken no antagouistic position with respect to the ballot law, but it is also certain that but one paper in the state has ac'ively advocatcd its repeal. The Post sees in Governor Pagc's message a " severe re buke to thoee politicians who, under the lead of the chairman of the republican state ommittee, have been calling for the repeal of the law." The chairman of the republican state committee hap pens to live in the town in which the only uewKpaper opposilion to the law exists, aud, so far as one can judge from the newspaper talk in other partsof the state, aud from the expressious of opin ion by the members of the legislattire, there is substantial unauimily in the republican party in favor of the prin cipleB of the new law. Yet the Post feigns to believe that " the party man agers would be glad to repeal the law." Christopher ColumblUi The world is thiuking of the Italian sailor this week, for on Fiiday the real anuiversary of his discovery occurs. There will be a noble and worthy cele bration of the great event, not only by Chicago and the whole people of this country, but by many cities in the old world. It will be a memorable day, ahke from the sceues which it will re call and from the imposing ceremouies and exerciscs of the day itself. Coluiubus was not the only man of the lifteeulh century who believcd that the world was round, nor, indeed, the only mau who had heard distiuct re )orts of a country lo the west of Ku rope. Tno scholars believcd that the world was round. They had speculated sullicienlly on that subject, aud Coluui bus thus had Bupport enough for his theory that he could reach Asia by sail ing west. It is believcd, too, that he had visitcd Icelaud aud had heard there the tradilion of tbe visit lo Vinlaud. There was that iu the air iu Europe which made him quite certain of what ho wa nbout, and his work of mnp making unquesttonahly gave to his IheorieR a delluilenesB which would otherwise have been vaguo dreaming. No; Columbus did not go forlh with his three little craft, having nothing but his own convictions to support him. Europe was back of him; he waR iu exponent. Far in advance of even the average of intelligent thought, because of his prnctlcal experience on the seas, he yet had behind him a great cloud of witnesses who testiQed, were it ever so haltingly, in his favor. This much must be said in the way of correcting tho tendency of the past tomake Columbus a detached man of his time a too highly Insplred prophet. He was not wholly detachtd, and his inspiration was not all his own, for he was a part of the Europe of the lifteenth century the Europe whose commerce had been growing for years, the Europe which hud had a new birih of thought. But there is no danger that Columbus will be given too much of adulation in these days. The fashion is otherwise. Ilis life has been subjectod to the se vercst inspcction and criticism, and in the reaction from the older view of the man as almost a saint, who had been abuscd unjustly from first to last, it has come to be easy to paint his character blaeker than it probably is. We are told that he was a pirate and a free booter; that hc was " on the make" in his efforts to get an expedition flttcd out for the new world and in all hie voyages; that he decelved his crew by keeping a false log-book in which the daily distance covered was put down for less than it ought to be, in order to allay the fears and misgivins of his crcwa; that he made up a story of hav ing seen a light on the island of " San Salvauor " on the evening of October 11, in order to get a reward offered to the one seeing land first, thus cheating a sailor who saw the land itself the next morning; that he did a slave-trading business; that he was cruel and unjust to his men. Thus is the hero of our school days strippcd of his bright armor and red and purple garments, and now he stands before us, a cheap, cruel, sordid and selfish bcggar. Even the poiuted beard of the cavalier is gone, aud a smooth face looks out at us from what are said to be the most authentic pictures. Such is the man whoni the iconoclasts offer us as Christophcr Col umbus. Much of all this can readily be ad mitted. Great indeed in the cause of truth has been the servicc of those who have brought to the surface the ugly stories which hero-worshipping histo rian3 had sunk out of sight. But may there uot be danger of erring on the side of severity? Are not the new critics trying to make out a better case than they have? No man is either wholly black or wholly white in char acter. Even admitting every count of the indiclment now made against tbe Geuoese, there is enough left to make out of him a very respectable man for his time. It was not a time of strict honesty, and it certainly was a time when gold was counted worthy of almost any sacrifice. What though Columbus did do a little free-booting and did carry on slave-trading for a season? Such things were common all about him; he could not be very much better than his time. If he kept a log-book for the benefit of his doubtiug crew, who can sny that the operation did not caiiBe the discovery of the new coutinent many years earlier than would have been the case had he woru his heart on his BleeveY Columbus knew better than his critics what sort of material he had to deal with. As to his in- venting the story of seeing a light on shore on the evening of the 11 th, he is uot to be too much censured for wishiug to make all he could out of the trip; he had borne the brunt of the whole long effort to get the expedition litted out. This was just four huudred years ago, and there has been a decided advauce in morals since ColumbuB sailed the seas with rough, fiercc men, who often could be managed only by stern autborily, or ahrewd artifice. He must be judged by thestandard of Let it be assumed that this mau was several times worse than his unkindest critic has made him; yet when the two sidea of his persoual account are bal auced, we flnd that the diacovery of a new contiueut is to be credited to him for he was ihe discoverer after all. Those who had preceded him left noth ing more substantial than tradilions. Ile made thone traditions present facls. Ho made Europe certain that there was a new land across the Atlantic, rich in resources of mauy kinds. Ho begau the train of fruitful discoverieB and colonizationt). What the learued of Europe hatl been thiuking about for years he did, aud he did it after tweuty years of tntercession with crowned ueads and others, and discouragements that would have dauuted a Iobb reaolute man. What makea for the gencral progress uf ihe world ia to be accounted worthy of honor, whatever the less pleasing aspects it presents. Tho voy age of Columbus opened up two comi tieuts, made the great republic of the Uniteti States possible, and gave civiliza tion a tremendous Impetus. No tribute cau ho too Btrong for this man. The inightii'Ht celebration of htBtory is the only tftting memorial of his work. Mr. Itlalnr Spenks. A large crowd wont from the vlllaaes of Westcbesler county, New York, to Ophlr Karm, B'rlday evening, to liear a Ip h from Mr Biaine. Whitelaw Reld lOtro dticed Mr. Hlalne, and there was great c.heering as the Maine man stepped forward. The iDMofa was as follown: Fellow-rilizen' of New York: I should be ohttrlllfa iudend if I did not make response to your callH, after you have come several mllM to this lieautiful liiimn of Mr. Iteld on a plaaiant Ootobei evening. At the mdu time I am not DHtklOg ipMohfll in the ctin vass, for reasons which are well known tfl iny frionds and which bave DO COHDMtloH whatever with pnllties. (lenerally, ailmin lst.rations, In presiilential electlons, arechal lenged on account of tbe conditions of tbe business of tbe country, and I lubinlt that the rapublloan admlnutratloo of PrMtdent Harrison can triumphantl.v SDdUrfl sui b a test. I doubt if, since tbe govemment, of tbe United States was instituled, anybody, at any time, has seen what we call ' good tlraes' so gsueral, taklng In io manv Inter est aml sprending prosperity tbroiighont tbe whole domain of trade. More men in N.-w York get. their living from pursuits protected by tbe tarifl than from any other source. I know New York Is tbe center of our com merce, the great entrrpnt of our trade; but all the men engaged In commercial alTairs in and about New York are smaller iu num 1ers than tbe men engaged in mannfactures. Nor if you go West, wbere tbe democrats this year are making considerableetTort and doing a vast amoiint of boasting, will you flnd itdifTerent. Take Ohio, takc Mlohlgan, take Imliana, take Illinois, and tbe productl of manufactorles are greater in pecuiiiary amount than tbe products of agriculture in these four great agrlcultural states. We learn from tbe deuionrat.ic party that. ttics. western states are in a desperate condition. The amount of their farin mortgagOI roll up into tbe millions. This is uot so amoug the farmers in New York. It is uot so of the farmers of New Jersey. It is not so among tbe farmers of Connecticut. It is not so among tho farmers of 1'ennsylvauia. It. is not, so among the farmers of any state near by, whose condition can be easily learned; but. by singular fatality it is the Western states that, bave got, all these farni mortgages burying them and taklng tbe life out of tbe people. I do not like to state that ge.ntleiuen bave voluutarlly misrep resented tbe facts, but before accepting them as such, you will do well aml wisely to demand tho proof. Tbe taritT, so demo cratic papers say, is tbe orlgin of pluto oratic government, when wealtb sball rule and poor men shall not get their rlgbts. A careful examination of the list. of wealthy men in tbe country has been publisbed, and has detnonstrated the fact to be ipiite the reverse to such an extent, indeed, that in tbe olty of New York, taking tbe tirst 150 great, fortuues, not three, not two, not more than one, would be eonsidered ai dorived from mannfaotnring Investments. I bave a word to say about the Irisb vote. This year it is one of the mysteries of polltlot that a qnestion whloh Interesta Bngiand so BUpremely, which is canvassed almost as much in London as it is in New York, should have tbe Irisb vote on the side of Great Hritain. If tbe Irisb vote were sol Idly for prote tion they could defy all the maohinatfons of the detnocratic party for free trade, and throw their intliience oii tbe side of the botna uiarket of Amerii a against tbe side of the foreign market of Eugland." l'atrick Kgan, minister to ChiTi, also made a sbort spuech. Mr. Itlaine was cheered to the ecbo as be sat down. rrolecl Ihe Flah. F.ditnr rYatchmaiU Vermont has iu the good old days of yore otTered a wide aml at traotive rleld for the sportsman. With monntatn streatns, and hill aml plaiu, for ests primeval aml beanttful lakes on every hand, tbe state has had more ili versilied game tields and angliug waters than almost any comnionwealth in the Union. Uuring most of the year snow lies in the rifts of our bigbest bills, and the water that draius from its meltlng in anmmer ooola the tem- perature deliciously for trout. Saw-lust or tanhark from mllll seldom pollute their purity or curtail their God-given privileges. riront should, therefore, be fouud at this day wherever tbe angler's perseverance or curiosity mjght lead him. Such, how ever, is not the case. Our streatns have lieen depleted of their tinuy treasures, and tbe tribe of " Izaak Walton " are seekiug other shores and tields for tbe pursuit of their game. Such a state of affairs calls for a remedy. The legislaturc now iu session should see to it that the reputatiou of tbe state be not lost for tbe future as a favorite region for tbe lummer rambler, be he sports man or merely refugee from business can. Would it not be a good ideato let our brook trout rest, say for two seasons, uudisturbed by any one and protected tbroughout that, time by tbe law of tbe state? Iu that way the streams would regain their lost wealtb, and a new era would be opened up for our benefit. We oould then luxuriate for a season in tbe possession of rishiug grouuds all over our state that would be tbe envy of our neigbbors of tbe Adiroudacks aud tbe Amlroscoggin. To sbow our good judgment still further, we could then alter nate for a series of years, closing tbe streatns to the flsbermen one year and openiug them free the next. Such a law as is here sug gested is one that would be respei-ted and could be oxecuted. It would be no dead letter as is the present law while its ben etits would foiiow qniokly on its execution, aud iu. ike Vermont more than ever attrac tive to the summer visitor. Cost. "To Befulftte Btrlkt aud Lockouts." Kiiiinr Watehman:Tie communities of our state that, will uot hail with delight tbe uews of tbe iutroductiou of a hill in tbe present legislat.ure " to regulate strikes and loekwuts " must be those in which neltber bave ever oocurred. Cau a hill be framed and passeil that will acoompllab such a desirab'ie result? If so, may the leg. Illaton of our state grant it to lis at tbe present session. We believe we voice tlie entlmenti of many here and in adjoinlng towns wlien we say that if it will tie in the p jwer of our legislature to coinpletely ob literate every trace of the (irnnite Mauu facturers' Association and the Grauite Cut ters' Union for instauee it would be a godsend to these parts to do it. And among these many would be both mauu fat turers and their workmen. After the experience of the last few moutbs of grauite troubles, aud the iucreasing feeliugs on ihe part of maniifacturers that there may likely be uo other way out of the present most un satisfactory couditiou of things, but an other and probably more deteriniued aud bitter tight than tbe last one, by all meaus let our law-makers attack this questiou iu the widest, broadest mamier poaiible, just at this time, aud preveut further trouole. It is to be boped that the committee to which Kepreseiitative llastiugs' lnll is re ferredill summon before them the per sons who can give them the fullest iuforma tion conceriiiug the workings of botb tbe Grauite Maunfactiirers' Association aud the Workmeu'H Union, iu this section. The people of our state ought to know the facts, and all of them, aud both by public si-uti-meut aud legal actiou stauip out the tyr auny, if such there be, of these aml all other IMOOlatiom that iu any way bamper or destro) ihe liberty of auy mau to htre, aud work for, whom he pleases, and at auy momeut threateu the prosperity of a ooin munlty. x. v. z. Harre, Vt., October 14, 18H. Thk investigation of Coroner l'ark at Norwich, Conn., into the smash-ui uu the New Loudou Northeru railway, on Sat urday, implicates the uigbt telegrapb op erator, T. G. Carroll, of the Norwich Union railroad. Ile was asleep ou duty. The engineer and tlremau of tbe Boatou fruight weru in the New Uondou operator's room when Operator F. A. Ilarmou tried to uall t'arroll. It was forty-flve minutes before an answer was received, wbicb shows that Carroll as asleep. Carroll haa tted. Ue ii twunty-tive years old, aud has beeu au operator for four mouths. I.egislulive oles. Gkoror S. Korinson of Island I'ond, tepresHiitative from Hrlgbton in 1888, in in town. Huoh Hrnrv of Chester, tlepirtiiient 'ommander, O. A. K , was at tbe capitol yesterday Ihr smiling count.enanRR of ColoMl Herbert K Tavlor was seen about the Oapi tol corrldors yesterday. Hog, K. A. i'ARKS of Waterford, lepubll can candiilate fot presiilential elector for tbe secoml district, In In Montpelier. Thr bouse pages make a bright ipiartette of klds, on the alert, to answer calls aml contesting w ith each other the honor of get tlng there tlrst. Srnatok Lincoln sustains alone tbe honor ot old Caledonia In the se.iate. His colleague, Senalor Nioboli, is detained at boiue by iliness. Whitri.aw Krid, republican candidate for viee-presideiit,writes nis frlend, General McCullotigb of Bennington, that tbe iiros pects for tbe republicans in New York are very ttne. Thr hill enabling tbe town of Johnson to draw its sliare of Ihe public money created more diWUMlon than perhaps any other hill yet iutioduced, aud was passeil with the least opposition. Ex-Krprrsrntativr Kri.ton of Kast Montpelier, member in ism, gazns wist fully at tbe seat he occupled two years ago, now tllled by auotber. Few familiar faces greeted his eye. Srnatok Mokkii.i. wasaliout town yester day, and an interested spectator of tiie sen atorial election at tbe state house iu tbe afteruoon. He is everywliere greeted with aftectlouate veneration. Thomas Woon, tbe assistant state libra rlan, Is about tbe only man arouud tbe capitol who does not peep in upon the pro Oeedtngl Ol either bouse. "Can't get away from my suuny window and soft-bottomed Obalr," says Thomas, and probably wouldn't If be could. Among the distiugulsbed Vermonters in town yesterday were Captain E. K. Morseof Proctor, Kditor K. A I'erkins of the Uut lauil Hi'raOI, ex-Iiieuteuant-Governor Wood bury and General Henryof Burlington, and Judge I'arks of Waterford. P. W. Clement of Kutlaud also arrived. Govrknok Kc i.lrr's inaugural message clearly demonstrates that the chair of tbe nkUt MVMHfttva nl ,).. ulutu n.ill l.u (111... I I tbe next two vears. as it has beeu tbe nast two, by a keen, disi-erning busin. ss man, who will look careful ly aTter all public in teresta entrusted to his keeping. Windsor Joitrnal. Thkrr has been considerable mlsappre hemion at to tbe house rule regarding tbe returuing of bills from coinmittees. The rule, us it now stands, piovnles that bills shall he returued to tbe bouse by the coui mittees withiu tifteen days after the tirst Tuesday in November, and not withiu tif teen days after their reference. Onr of the representatives, upon arriving at the capital, ordered his trunk sent to the state bouse. " But they don't accouunodate translentt at the state house," repbVd the astonislied porter. The member ezplalned that he pxpected to room at Ihe capitol and dine at a local restaurant. Wbicb reuiiiuls us of tbe rep. who, upon dlsezn barking at tbe Juuctiou, lookeil arouud and impiired : " Where is tbe durned state house?" OrOROI K. KlBLtafO of Norwich has not beeu pardoned by Governor Kuller as lias beeu stated, but is out on good behavior and must report his wbereabouts every thirty days. The papers for his relea.se were burried to Kutland that he inight hasten to his bome, which had been invaded by death. One child had died of diphtheria, and the second and only surviving chila died some two or three bours after his fath er's retum. The way of the transgressor is bard indeed for himself and all connected with him. In dignlty and impressiveness, Governor Dale's remarks in the house, iu secouding tbe nomination of Redfleld Proctor, led all the relt ; StatTord of St. Jobnsbui y was hrief, clear aud siniple in dlotion and effective in delivery: Mr. Colburn'l remarks had tbe plainneas aud honest diteotneu of the old oampalgner; Mr. Hunt was modeat, wlthout preteiision, simple, plain aml direct: Mr. Darling spoke as one veteran may speak of a comrade; Mr. Cannon, in nominatfng Mr. Phelpa, was aggressive and "oratorial," and Mr. Boynton, as usual, spoki with dig nlty and in well-chosen terins. All the speecbes were short aud to the point. Srnatok Mkad's speech uouiinatiBg Hed tield Proctor for United States senator was an eloqttent review of Mr. Proctor's career. He eulogized the men who have borne Vermont?! oommitslon in the United States senate, aud referred in titting tertus to tbe venerahle Senator Morrill, who was pres ent. Concludiug, the speakersaid if Senator Proc tor: " I need not. review his life and its successes. Bountifully gifted by nature, disclpllned by a varied and favorable ex perience, covering over thirty years, who have we among us who is more tboroughly equipped for the discharge of these responsi bfe dutlei than be? I am not gifted with prophecy, still I do uot hesitate to predict that by the election of Redfleld Proctor to the United States senate, we shall have added another worthy name to that long list of senators who never failed to honor our beloved state." Statk Grolooist Prrrv's report is miss iug. If, was not printed among the other state reports, and even the inanuscript is tnlaitng. Heretofore it has been tbe nis tom of tbe state geologist to seml in his re port late in the season, aud it has usually been tntroduced as a separate pampbiet. This year Governor Page suggested that Mr. Perry send his report in early, that it might be incorporated among tbe other state reports. Mr. Perry forwarded his in- ilustrial uotes to Hovernor Page tlie last ot July, aud received an acknowledgmeiit of receipt. Yesterday morning M r. Perry stated that be had uot tlR faiutest idea where tbe report was, and should Oommonioate with Governor Page at once. The tatiatlcj in tbe report have been publisbed iu the En ginnring Journal, aud other scientiflc pa pers, so that Mr. Purry's labors will uot be lost to posterity. Thk committee on elections Moiulav tiilit attacked tfie fortuldable mass of testiuionv iu tbe Danville coutested election case. Tbe bearing was iu the suprome court room. Mr. Dale of Brighton held down tbe M it ooonptad ou supreme court occasions by Chief Judge Koss, aud seated in tbe other six cbairs were Messis Kllis of Castleton, Cannon of West Rutland, Qoodell ol Reads boro, Gould of Windham, Obeney f Mor- ristowu aud Cbapin of Jericho. Tbe gen tlemau at present representing Danville is George B. Davis.a democrat, aud he enjoyi tbe advantage of belug in possession of the dliputed seat. His right to that seat is cou tested by Charles K. Morse, who alleges that divers erroneous ballots were east for Davis, euough to change the result. Bates & May of St. Jobusbiiry appeared for Da vls; J. P. I.amson of Cabot and 11. C. Ide of St. Johnsbury for Morse. The large audteiice that had gathered to bear tbe case argued grew weary when the four bnndred odd legal-cap pages of testiinony were un rolled. Only about a third had been waded through wheu tbe committee adjourued. A cotupletiou of the bearing is not KOOOted before the last of the week. Tbe pomts.it issue iu the case are as follows: It is claiuied that certain votes, seven in liuin ber, for Morse, were tbrown out because they adhered togetber; it is also stated that there were three or four illegal votes east for Davis that should not have been counted; that, adding these seven and dlHcounting the three or four, Morse would bave had a majority of the votes. Ou liehalf of Mr. Davis, couusel iusist these votes were prop erly east out, aud they say there weru uo illegal ballots east for Davis. Contcstant also ciaims that a large number of rotM east for Davis should uot have been couuted for bim, liecause, tieiug votes of II literate persous, the town clerk WhO a.ssisted those voters to mark their ballota wrute the uaine ol the voter on the ballot. This, it is said, is a vlolallou of the secrecy of the ballot. From Town Correspondcnts. Barre. EfTorts are being made to organiKn an evening school here. Tbe drawlng of seats for the Barre lec ture course occurs November '2. The Hnencer HiHes hold a dance at Bol ster's hail on Thursday evening. The Sponcer Rlllesare tohold their grand fair at tbe opera-hotise in December. The balliffs are constructliig a new street from Washington street to Perry hill. The friends of Mattie Cannon gave her a surprlse party last week Wednesdav evnn Ing. Tlie Barre Bailroad Conipany has con structed a side track to the uranite shed of H. Webster. George Townshend is OUttlBg a 1800 monnment at his shed for the grave of N. Chaniberlin. A number of local Odd Fellows attended a meetingof that orgaui.atlon in Worcester, Mass. Tbe Coluiubus day proclamation of Gov ernor Fuller nas read at tbe differetit ohurohei, Bnnday. " Protection vs. Free Trade " is to, be discussed at Goddard Seminary next Sat urday evening. Beulab Lainb, of Ilock Point Inst.ittite. spent Snnday with her paretits. Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Uamb. T. L. Snow speaks at Good Templars' hail, Tuesday evening, on the worklugs of the Keeley Institute. A. E. Balchelder has erected a large barti on tbe Pcntilman place for the accommoda tlon of western borses. Nelson Johnson, au old-tlme resident, who died at Northfield, was buried iu the Barre oemetery frlday. Wayland Strong was taken to the Sol dlers' Home at, Bennington, last week, by W. C. Nye, his grandson. Craudall Relief Corps was inspected, last week, by Department President Elleu M. Seaver of Montpelier. The Barre Eiitertainment Association has Issued a book giving the prospectus of tbe association for tbe present season. The Ladies' Aid Society of the Congre gational church holds its annual meeting at tbe church parlors, Tuesday afternoon. Fred Peck, tbe celehrated eloirutionist, ajipears here for tb Womau's Christian Temjierance Union, Wednesdav evening. Wllliam Ward of Mlller's Falls, Maas., formerly a student at Goddard Semiuary, is at work iu Phelps Brothers' bardware store. G. E. Dauiels, formerly foreman of the Boxer Hose Compauy of Burlington, has moved to town, aud JolnedTtget Hose Coui pany. George B. Nichols is remodeling his house, c iruer of Main aud Merchant streets, aud when it is tinisbed he will restde there. " Uncle Hiram " drew a orowded house, Wednesdav night. Tbe uext Rttraotton Is to be " Hauds Across the Sea," Octo ber '.'"J. Karl S. Kiusley of Rullaud, for mauy years a messetiger in congress, has been visiliug his brother, Claytou Kiusley of the QhhUU at Ltadtr. l!ev. C. S. Nickersou spoke at the Uni versalist church, Stin'lay morning, on "Coluiubus tbe discoverer, and Aiuerica tlie discovered." The police claim to have a clue to the man who carried the explosive bomb to P. A. Neddo's blacksmitb shop last Thursday afternoon. Arrests may foiiow. The local friends of Bert Abbey, son of Rev. P. C. Abbey, are. pleased at hll suc cess as a pitcher in the Washington, D. C, league ball team, tbe past summer. Duncan McDonald and Fannie Htitchin son were married at East Orange, Wednes day, and are now residing at the house owned by tbe David French estate on Eliu street. Tbe blacksmitb shop of W. C. Nye at North Barre, wbicb was damaged by fire last week, was supposed to be insured, but investigation shows tbe poliey to have expueii eptemtier 1.,. A petition is to be made at the present ses i sion of tbe legislature to secure the panlou of e.liuer Jleaker trom state s prtsou, where he has served twelve years for llis complicity in tbe murder of Alice Meaker at Water bury. An alarm of tire was sounded here, Fri day nooti, for a sligbt blaze at the house of U. W. Scott at South Barre. Before the tiremeu hail started for tbe scene, word was received that the tire had been extin guisued. Tbe granite dealers hold a meeting, Tues day night, to cousider tbe trouble over the appreutice tool-sharpeuers. It is feared that another lookont will be ordered if the matter is not sett led soon, as several rirms are still unable to engage uuion cutters The horse of M . Nichols enjoyed a little sport, Thursday morniug, by dashing dowu Summer street to Addison Place, wbere he fell to the grouud, reipiiring the assist auce of several men to free him from the baruess. The wagou was slightly damaged. Tbe friends of Fred Edwards aud wife gave them a pleasaut surprise party, Wed nesdav evening, the oeoaalon of the sixth anuiversary of their marriage. There were several costly presents, which were pre seuted to the OOUple, iu behalf of the do- nors, by W. c. Nye. Ilarvest Sunday was observed at tbe Congregatlonal obnroh ou Bnnday with an appiopiiate sermou iu the EQOrnlng and a concert by the Siiiiday-srliiiol in the even ing nnder the dlreotion of Deacou c. s. Wallace. There was not stauding room iu tho church, and the aisles were tilled with people. The Barre Rauger foot-ball eleveu has elected the following oflicers: President, Douald McPhee. vn e president, James Scott; captain, William Jopp; vice-captaiu, Alex Caruie; secretary, Jobu Kobb: treas nrw, Edward Chesser. The tirst game will be with tbe Thistles of Pawtucket, R. I., November lli. 'l... ImmamaI ,,t Mmmmi UaIS.hIu A .11, ..,.,;iai . . ... UIU 11 ..... a,.l' I ,M held at (iraniteville on Sunday afternoon, Kev. E. W. Cuuiiuuigs othciatiug. The re mains were taken to the undertakiug rooms of W. F. Colby, aud ou Moiulay morning conveyed to Winslow. Cauada, tbe foruier home of Mr. McCauley. Forty-tive teaius followed the remains from Graniteville to this village. Columbus day is to be oliserved in vari 001 ways. Tbe students at the high school will olwerve the day with patriotic exer cises. A large tlag, the giftof George W. Til den, will lie raised at Goddard Semiuary, and au oration delivered bv Rev. J. Sinith Dodge, D.D , of Stamford. Conn. Iu the eveuiug Rev. J. Brelivet is to deliver a lec ture at tbe opera-house, " Mau, the King ot Creation." Some fleud in humau form entered the grauite shed of Milne Ik Uittlejohn, Wed nesday uigbt and injtired three valuable stones, whicb were partly tiuished aud val ued at 91A0. The siones were at ditlerent ends ot the shed, aud each one was being flnished by a uou-uuioii cutter, which fact shows that the deed was committed by some person having full kuowledge of the locatioiis aud pondltton of tbe shed. Tbe dealers are very iniliguaut at this outra geous act, and a majority of the uuiou also ileuounce the deed. The Barre bicycle club held free races at Qreon Konntain Park, Tbunday afternoon. A iiiimbnr of "sports" gathered to see the fun. There were tive starters iu the half mile open, which was capiured by E. J. Walsb; time, 1 : He also won the one lii ile haudicap against a Beld of tive start ers time, tiBS. Eigbt riders enteiiul the balf-mile baudicap. I.. M. .Watsou had 1150 yards start aud won the race time, 1:19, W. C. French rode a miie inJ;4il, Walsb, a quarter in 37i. Tbe judges were w. w. hapolnt, c. j. Klnaley, F. W Nich ols, C. J. Davis, N. D. Phelps. The Goddards were vl. torious in the tirst of a series ol foot-hall gam.es at Uano ou