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Vermont Watchman - - - Supplement.
VOLITMH S7. OCTOBEB 11), 1892. NUMBER42. BUattjjman A; Journai, WI'.DNKSDAV. OCTOHKR 1!t, 185)2. ANl) now couies the newi that Kob mth, the Hungarlan patrlot,ii dying. Ile is lo Iialy sclf-expatrlated and is ninety years of nge. Thll is a time when promlaani inen la vatious parti of the world seeni tO be falling off, Within a few weeks (Jurtis an 1 Whit tier have died in this country, Tenny son in England and B nao tn France. Each of ihtsu men waa great and i tlngniihed In his own way. Kossuth's reputaiion rests on lii patrlotiam and eloquenee, more than OD his iutelltcl ual greatneBB. Andukw OAKMXOtB has been ex ponndlng Ihe protectlve tariff tocon ervatlve Engliahmen tbrough tlie Lon don Times, and he inaki s out a case which ruust be dtsbeartenlng In the ex treme tO his rcaders over therc. IIi adtnits that for a country whose indus tries are fully developed free trade is a neccssity, but he insUts tliat for new oonntriei a protectlve tariff is equally nicesHary. One itatement made in the letter is of lneal interest. He 8BVH that Maine granite is now sold ln Sootland for less thau Bootch granite. Tiik World's Colutnbian Expoaltion, Cbicago, has laaued its programme for the dedicatory Bervices. These will cousist in a large eivic parade, to-mor-row, tlirough the business part of Chi cogo, ln which each state aud territory will be repreaented by its chicf magls trate, lo be reviewed by the president of the Uuited States. On Frlday therc is to be an irnmeiise parade composed of troops from the Uuited Stales army aud the National Guard of the Westorn states. Thia procession will ruarch to the ground9 of the exhibition, whcre the exerciseB of the great occasion will be held, which have been arriitiged on a scale larger than anything that has ever before bceu seen in this country. The charge of Chlef Justice Pazion to the grand jury of l'ittbunj, in the Homettead treaBon case, deserves to becouie a cla98ic. Such nholeaome, old-fashioned talk is uot beard auy too frequently in these days. " Wc havc reached the point in the history of the state," said he, " where there are but iwo roads for us to puiaue; the oue lead3 to order aud good governmeui, the other leads to anatchy. The one great que8lion which concerns the people of this couutry is the enforce ruent of the law and the preservatlon of order." People are begluning to lake this view of it. There is less pub lic sympatliy wiih strikers who resort to violence than there was a year ago. MB. BLAINB'S visit to Whilelaw Reld at Opbir Farm is aignifloant. Theie 18 uo doubt that he is as mucli Intereated In republioan success as ever. Certainly there is uothing in t)e demcoratiu party that can appeal in the slighte.-t degree to bim. The political prinoiplea for which lie haa workcd tbroughout hia life are live issueB today, and a man who has been in tlie center of the political storm for thirty years cannot altogetber lose his intcrest in political queationa, even if he would. Mr. lS'aine has been in poor health, and il is probable that nolhing but the long rest of this suiu mcr has saved bim from a collapae. He addreesed a large gatbering al Opbir Farm lasl Friday evening. JuDGtK Cooley of Miehigan, the eminent authority on oonatltutional law, has been quoted by the demo eratic press as endorsing the candidacy of Mr. Clevelaud, and this alleged nt titude of the judge has givcn a great deal of latlafaotion to tlie ex-presi-dcnt'a adherents. Now, however, he niakeB blmielf underatood in an inter view, which is far from being an eu dorsement of either democracy or Mr. vJlevelaudas a caudidate. This is wliat he is reported to have said: " I am too old and too feeble a mau to lake any active part in politics, and while I have great personal regard for the deiuo cratic nomiuee, 1 cannot say thut 1 am ready to endorse all the prinoiplea of the plalform for which he stauds by caBling my vote for bim. More tlian this I do not think it necessary for me to say." It would be almost incredi ble that a inan who has sludied the his tory and conslilulion of the Uuited States as uiuch as Judge Cooley has Oould vole the deniocratie tickel this year. LLUUIH Pknnsylvania, too, has a new bal lot law, which ie causiug no end of trouble in that Btate. It U poBBible that. there will he no ballots on hand on eleollon day, ln some oonntlea( and in that case it, is a question whether or DOt volers can east a legal vote. The dlfBculty is in printlng the ballotf, which muit be four feet four inches long and about two feet wide, and the timc witliin which they cnn be printed is very short. The secrelary of Ihe state iH Mr. Ilarrity, chnirrnan of the na tional deniocratie eoinniiltee, and the Btory goes that he had put up a job by which the cnmmissioncrs of the denio cratie OOUntiea were to be notifiod privately, in advance of the lcgal date, of the change in tlie forni of tlie ballots, 8o that these deniocratie counties could i;el their orders for ballots in before the republioan counties. It waa thought that there would not be linie ennugh left for the ballots of the repub liean counties to be printed. Tliere are very few offlcea in the ttate that can do the job. Thus elections would be tpoaaible only in the deniocratie counties. The chairniau of the denio cratie state conimittce, however, denies the whole story, and asBerts that his conimittee has been acting as though the old form of ballots would be used. " Wc have had no opportunities that the rcpublicans have not had," he says. Nevertheless, thc letter of the derao oratio state printer to the chairniau, which fell into republican hands, con tains auch aentencea as these: "You, as chairman, sbould notify the coiumis siouers of dcmociatic counties to be on the alert and gct eontracts made wherever they can. Tliere is not enough puper in the country of sulli cient sizc to print the ticket." Ilar rity and his lieutenants will bear watching. 'o( n Live Issue. Elsewhere will be found a comruuni cation in which an appeal is made to thc present legislature to pass a law giviug municipal suffrage to tax-paying women. The writer urges that, as there aie few matters of importauce before the legislature, it is a good tirne to " in vestigate this vital question, and settle it." The point is well takcn, if the question is rcgarded as of sullicient im portauce to call for any aollon. Jf mu nicipal suffrage for women is a live issue, it would be wise to debate the matter and settle it, at least for yva pres ent. Governor Fuller seusibly atated this view in his message, when he said: " Should any considerable number now deaire that the light be extended bo as to iuclude municiial affairs, you will give the matter such cousideration as, in your judgment, the subject may war rant." But, f-o far as our observation goes, there is no decided intcrest in the subject, either among men or women. It is true that petitlons, signed by " bundreda," are preseuted biennially to the legislature, but it is quite certain that they do uot represent an eamest, general demand for the proposed legis lation. We mean to state the exact truth in the matter. If, then, there is no eainest general demand for munici pal suffrage for women, can the issue be callcd a live one? And if it is not a live one, is it wise to spend mucli time on it aud to " settle it," except aB it has been settled repealedly? In this view of thia matter it is lu tended to represent the aituation as it aetually is, wiihout regard tothe merits of the question. Il has seemed to us that the advocates of thia miasure are in error in assuming that suffrage, whether of men or womtn, is a natural "right." IIow are rights determined, except by reference to the needs of aoctety? I'ersous, classes and sexea have rights to those offices in which they will promote the growth of Bocietv. The suffrage is a right only to those who are likely to uee it for the beat interestB of society. If tbia view is corrtct, thc next question is the pracli cal oue of determining whether the towns of Vermjut would in all prob ability be governed better if the tax paying women were given the suffrage. Is it probable that they would? Ia il not quite true that men are by nature and the habil and experience of their lives batter fltted, as a rule, to dincl governmental operationa, as they are lo OOOdUOt war or uianage iudustry? It 1b uo disparagement to women to say that it is bo. There are lluer thiugs in the world than politieo, war or induatry, and iu them woineu have " rilits " which do uot belong to men. Uut in whalever calls for the exerci8e of the reaai nlng faoultlea, it ia just aa certain tliat man, aa a rule, excel, and in these tblnga they have " rightB " which do uot belong lo women. Uovernmeut is one of these thiugs. Ik you have a job of prlatUU of uuy ktud tuud to the Watchman oitlcti. Legialattre Wotet Da. Bi c Ijkwis of Rutland waa amon last. weak'a visttors. DocToa am Mhh. cavkki.v or Rutland Hiid Mri Mlmmaol Bt. Albaua warc attbe Oapltol last Thnrsdrty. Da. Janks of Waterbury, the membar In lSiK), was in attendnnci!, last wcek, upun tlie meetlnga of tha medloal aoolaty. Da. II. H. MoiNTYiiRof Weat Randolph, the pnsiiinK, activH iicad of tlie Vermoni Worfd'i Fair oomutlaaion, waa al tii" oapi tol on Kriduy. I V. Ckamton, tlie tall Mycainorn of Rut land, was a ipaotator of legtalative prooaad. inus last weeit, Mra. Oramton aooompanied tba BSHranator. Ir wwekly payincnts are tci lie inaile roin- puisory npon manufaeturara and almllar olaaaaa of emplnyera, why not upou all am plojrera of laiior? About tha Btat hnmoroua lirnak nf tlm aeaalon waa made Thuraday by tha gentle. man from Clinster, who nllmled to " lua in- Sllllll I'OIIIMlittl'H." Thk nomlnation of a. J. Biblejr to the va oanoy on theWorld'aOolumbian Rahibition I'.oiiimittee lias hvv.ti rontlrmed tiv the presi- dent of tha Dnited Btataa. Thk. ln'tti'i' halvHS nf tlm rhief executive ofHcera, Mra. Pnllar and Mrs. Btranahau, Were on tha fioor of thc houae during ihe Dornlnii aaaaion laat Thuradajr. Kx-Skvator SXITH WBIUHT, the Solon of Williston, thamanwhoaa voloelaalwaya for Blalne of Malne, revialted last weea the srenes of his Mgialativa lahors. "is this an obaervatlou oar?" aaked one Solon of another aa the train for the quar- riea pUlled out last, week Weilnnsday. "No; iis one that j;oes uo hill," was the inply. Maomfkknt Ootober weather. Mont pelier Impreaaei thc leglalator when thc sun ablueB, and depresscs liim when, as during last aeaalon, rain and eold weather pre- valled. Thk faotela were deaerted Thuraday niftht. Those lesialatora who dld not go to aee " Uoole mraui " went to bed early. Nearly all tlm membirs si:ck hed heforo eleven o'olook. Sknator Ball is often aeen ohewins the Htem of a earnation, with occasional ohangea to aouie other flower. Poaalbly he is trying to stop imoklng, if he Indulgea in tlm weed. Govkknou Fei.t.K.ii approved 11. ', an aet amending tlm oharter of tlm Barre Water (Inmpanv, Drtolmr 14. Thc lirst hill ap- proved by Governor Page waa Ootober 31. The leguilature of iwi-j is a week ahead. Thk capilo sccmi like "somc hampict ball deaerted," Baturday, and tlm aergeant-at-Mrins tmproved the timi) to do a little " house-oleaoiog " to employ thc ahlb boleth of hlmol the ' former ol Brattleboro. Thk scnatc ciitnmittcc on corporatious in promptly eonaidering and reporting, and the scnatc in paaaing, Scnatc hills !i and 10, has sliarcii with tlm housn in tlm diatinc- tion of breaking the record of legialatlTe promptitnde. In reporting H. :, to amcnd the ehartcr of tlm Barre Water Oompany, Obalrmao Clark of the corporatious oommittee broke tlm record, and tlm bouae in paaaing tlm blll further amaahed thc preoedenta in rc specl of expedltlon. Thk ftrat week in November w ill be "la dius' week," and tha meeting ot tbe OfHcera' Heunion Booiety will also ocour daring that Week. It will be tbe llvelleat aooial period of tbe aeaaion, and thc ladiea of thc state ahould make their arrangementa accord ingly. QUARTERMASTKK-liKNKRAL GlLMOBI allll Ooloneia tiatcs, c. t'. Gilloiore, Jewett and Batea of his statT aiul as manv more as are able to get their new olothaa will aoeom pany Governor Fuller to Chtougo to attend the dedicatory acrviees of the ColumblaO Rzpoaltion. W. II. Tavi.or of Hardwick, ezamlner of acboola for Caledonia, has been appointed clerk of tlm rcvision conimittee, the posi- tion for which (.'. l). Watson of st. Aloana yearned. Mr. Taylor was not an applloant for tbe poaitlon, and it, was proffered bim wltbout his knowledge. GOVBBNOB FULLBB has reccivcd an ap- pllcatiou to appoint a committee to attend a roail oongreaa at Memphia, Tenn., on thc thlrd Wedneaday In November. If any Ver monter intereated in good roada ia to be in that, violnity and would like tlm appoint ineiit, tlm uoveruor would be glad to oonfer with liim. LlKlITKNANT-GoVKRNOR StRANAHAN lliadc bla malden effort at preaiding over ajoint aaaembly at ibeeleotion of omoeraTburaday morning. Tba lieutnant-governor pre sides with great eaae and dlgnity. Ile is self-eomposc.d and hears liiiusclf as if Im were preaiding over the meeting of abusi ness corporation. Thk reaolution Introduoed on Friday by Repreaentatlve Martln of Brattleboro, pro- Vlding that all bills referred to eommitlces be reported baek in liftccn da's, iiutcss an extcnsion of tiuie is rautud hy the bouae, is a move in the rlgbt dircetion, aiul, il adopted, will materially aiil iu thu deapatoll of business. st. Alhunt bfettenyer. Thk perennial and biennial nostrum for the eure of " double taxation " was bruugbt into thc houae, tlm l.'th, in the shapo of II. 86. it, is modeled aubatantially atter tlm plau of its nutueroua predeceaaora which liave one after the other gone tlm way of all the legialative earth or that part of thc tatutory aphere that is not rook-ribbed with souuil reaaon. Thk Me$ienger mau says that the trii to tlm quarries was a " free ride." Baoh member who went nald his own (are and expenaea. Buttbe M. m." was notprea ent on that occasion and the matter is " fully explained," and, further, tba Barre esouraion ocourred at tlm beglnmng Inatead of at the end of tlm week. The M. m. is evldently not iu it. Thk. name of Prinotpal S. w. Landon of the Burlington blgb sciiooi has t ii men- tioned for tlm positiou of state auperlnten. dent to sueceeil Mr. I'almcr. Mr. I.andon Informed this journal, Friday, that, he WOUld uot lie a camlidatu for tlm positton. The state will do well to insist upen Mr. l'almer succecdinu himself to tliat positiou. Burlington Ollfpir- Thk leader on ihe demooratlc siile is un- doubtedly T. .1. Boynton, Heia reoognlaad alrcady aa a man of oommon Mnae and good Judgment, and when im riaea to nddreaa thc ehair thc house gives closc attenlion. Bi tlm way, it is wblapered that "Jeff'will prohabiy he tlm auooeaaor of the late Hiram Atkins as ehairman of tlm demooratlc Btate oommittee, .vios and atizen. sknatokh Vah. anh BAnroaomada an ex pcdition among tbehelgbtaof Mlddleaex. laal week Monday, if paraaventure they migbl diaoovbr the wbareabouta of tlm uge ol Hcar Swamii, their pradaoeaaor in tlm apper branob of tbe general aaaembly and their oo-laboreron the board of agrioufture. They found bim, with Oinolnnatiau tbrlft anli aymplloity, engagad in lahors Inuldent to agrloultura, still Klive to tlm issuea of tbe day and takiiiK' an active and aympa thetlciutereat iu the atlairs of Vermout, Thk appoiutnieiit of Ueireseutatlve Huut of 8t, Alimua us OhairBMUI of the general cymuiitttie of tbe huuse will uieet with tlie approval Of all who are famlliar with hiscx- eoutive ablllty and business experience, This oommittee has growa large lr in lm portance durtng tbe paat tbree or lonraea sions, and is glven the oonalderatlon of many important mcasurcH. fif(, AlbdfU Va aaagfr. It has been lUneated by several of the membera that if thc waekly payment hill becomei a law it. would be an exoellent Idea for the state of Vermont, to get in linc with i i r Korporaiions and thus obvluto any neeJ offundaon tlm part of tnembera, una of thc wisdom nnd virtne got awamped In a little gntne of draw, the other evening, and waa compelled to atrlke a frland for a Bret next day. V. A. BOLLAaO. Esij., the memhnr from Uaderhill in 1800, was in the house on Thursday. Ilesat tienr the post be hchl two years ao, and from which he lannobed his mlaailea toatirup and worry the member from Chelsea. Ile sei'ineil to be in a meili tatlvc mooil and to long for an opportunity to Wake thc cchoes that used to respoml to his bugle-notea. bnt he just mlaaed that op portunity last Beptember, Thk gate stop in the eonerete pavcment. at. thc castern cntrancc to thc capitol grOUDds is a stuniblinn-hlock to pedestrians at nlght. Tlm aergeant-at-armi is iotting bght in npon this cntrancc hy tritnming tlm treea in tlm little park adjacent to ailmit the rays from the eleetric liKht tieyond. The aergeantat-arma Intenda that, ao far as his department is oonoerned, there iball be no tumbllng-blooki in tlm path of legialatora. (iKNKRAI.S I'KOK AM) Gll.MORK W ITC nOIU- inated to the otliecs of inspector general and quartermaater-general, reapaotlvely, with warm anil just. eulocitims upou the qnaltty of their servicc. Their re-clection would have been mcritcd in any event, but in this period of Columhian obaervanoea their con- tinued serviee is a matter of puhlie neces sity. " Notes " eongratnlates the hrace of worthy ollieials aud the state npon their re- eleotlon, GoVKUNoii PAOnln general orders atinounc- Ingthe realgnat,ton of Captain Levi K. Ful ler of the Fuller Battery, in conaequenoe of his eleotlon aa governor, says: "Coionel Fuller has commaudcd this battery Btnce ltfl Organlxation, a period of more than twenty years. Undcr liim it has made for itselfa national rcputation, and to-day is one of the leading light batteriea of the National Guard of the I'nited States. Coionel Fuller retires from tlm mllltary serviee of hia state with tlm esteein and respcct of the I'omuiander-in-ohlef and of his eoinradea." Colom'bl BS, il. Powat.L, retirlng auditor, has written a letter to Governor Page, ac knowledging the gift of the Sixth Corps badge from the governor and the other otli cera of lstrj. The letter says: " Had I been able at the time to flnd worda suitahle for rcply, which, in my utter surprise 1 was not. it would still lie my duty, as it is my privilege, to make acknowledgment toyou, personally, and to my associates not, pres ent, of thc extreme klndneaa and oourteay shown me, not alone in that graoefttl act, but in all our iutereourse in every relation from tirst, to last." Mr. Martin of Brattleboro, in nomlnating T. (J. I'hinney of Montpelier for sergeant-Bt-arma for the next biennial period, paid that otlieial a merited tribute for his faith ful and bonorable serviee of twenty-two years in that oftice. Kver.v pcrson who has Knowledge of Mr. Phinncy's inanagcmcnt ol the affaira of his offlce knowa that he has faltbfully and with good judgment per formcd all his duties, which aru of a very important obaraoter though they do not abine'on dreaa parade. lie is also and ab waya a thoroughly courteoua and gentle manly otlieial an otlieial of tbe old sehool of boneaty, enlolenoy and politeneaa. Thk Free Preu repreaentatlve at tlm ban qunt of tlm Medlcal Boclety took his Apolil naria tooatrongTburaday nlght. Lleutenant Qovernor Btranaban, Judge Roaa, F. K. Al- fred, Senator Haskins, K. XV. Oakes, Artliur Ropea, and Dootora Lyon, Kellogg and Qlb aon are aurprlaed to learn that they made " brlef remarks " at, the bampiet. Most of tboae named were aeeing " unole Hiram," The rcport in this rcspeet reminds one of the story of the atudent who ilescrihnd the orab as " an animal that walked hackward." Thc profeaaor said the erab waa not an an imal and did not walk hackward, but iu other reapeota tbe deacriptlon was oorreot. It oame at laat, and when it arrivcd the house kncw it was faee to faee witli thc mo meutous measiirc of the session a proposi- tloa to amend tlm dog law, deflning anew the metea and bounda of puppyhood, the rights and prlvllegea of (emaJe oaninea, the pains and penalties of doghood, the punish- ment of miademeanora, etc. Bo aoon as the hill had reoelved its leoond reading, tlm house Ineontinently adjourned and every oountenanoe bore an aapaot of grave re aponaibillty. Speaker Stickney'a ruferenee of the meaaure to tbe agrloultura! oommittee oauaed a ripple of amuiement, and for an Inatant relleved the aolemnlty of the oc casion, but therc were various and sundry suggestions of rcfereuee to the oommittee on mflltia. town llnea, rcvision, debenturea, etc. Tlm happy auggeatton oame from a member of the rcvision oommittee that. a apeolal oommittee on oanlne oulture should take charge of thc hill. Thk oourae of business in the joint as aembly for tlm eleotlon of judgea prooeeded without intcrniption till the sixth assisiant Judgeabip was reaobed. The Judgea, from thc chlef to the lilih assistani, had hcen nomlnated without oratorloal enort, or op- poaltlon. Wben, however, the olliee of sixth assisiant was reaobed. and Senator Grout had noininated Judge Thompson for re-electiou and litly BUloglaed his eandi date's splendid staying ipiulities, Ihe deino- oraoy vbled Ita oaator into the ring iu the ahape of tlm name of Bon. Beneoa Haaelton of Burlington. The member from Mont pelier appearcd for his party and repre aenta it well. Senator Itoyco seconded the nominatlon of Jndge Thompaon, - : that the county of Washington had a right to bo hearil iu advocaey of his re-election. Tlm sceno on Thursduy iu its tameueai aiul brevity was iu sti iking contrast with the ex olting contcst iu the joint ass-mbly in lssl, when Aldaoe F. Walker led thu blatorto tlght Bgalnat Judge Uoyee. Thk hill of the inemher from Hrat tlehoro aeoiua to be u blow al "the bahl heads." Tlm hill ibould detlne the metea and bounda of obaoenlty and de- oenoy whero the one begiiw and the other ends. Tlmshowniaii aud the puhlie or the morul p;irt of the puhlie might have oonfilotlng vlawa on tbta point. Wbatbar tlm hill proposcs to banish from the blll- boarda the roeoeo styie of advertlaing of what with more propriety than eleganeo, are callcd " leg shows " with inciilental dis plays of natural charms, might heeome a nootad quaatioa, Whether ihe provialona of tlm hill would ulso exteud to fu.shiouahle reoaptlona at which tba ooatumea of aodety aru BO axueedlngly decullctte, as well aa to tbe variety ahow with pcrlormaneca iu tights, ahbrevlated akirts aml ilm general bablt of oUikablllt, might also he a umtter of dehate. Iu rufereuee to these and other aimilar tnatters the eoinuiitlee will necd to give denniteneaa In order to give praotioal etTect to tlm general purpo.se of the hill, which is blgbfy oommeodable, Tblalain- doed u proper suhject for " leg. uotes " to einiloy the ahhreviated form of designatiug these referenees to matters before ihe as aeuthled VlrtUI aud wisdom. Gqvbbnoh Ft i.i.bii aud staff left Mout- pellcr, last Monday evening, over tlm f 'en tral Vermont riiilroad, to join at Chicago thc Vermont. Worhl'a Fair ootnmlaaionera, Therc is lo bo a reception at the Auditorium botel. To-morrow coines the great, ,-ivie pro eesslon, in which the govemors of all the states particlpate. On Friday ocottrH the great procession of tho occasion, and that evening t he. World's congress auxiliary opena at, Auditorium ball. The Vermont, OOfflmta slon Is made np of tho following gen tlemen and ladies: Coionel Aldacn F. Walkcr of Holland, t'olonel B, 11. Smalley or llurlington, l)r. II. II. Mclntyre of Weat Itanihdph, A. J. Slbley of Montpelier, vice II am Atkins, deccased, Mrs. Fllen Chaud lcr of West Randolph, Mrs. A. P. Orinnoll of Burlington and Mrs. Alex. Coehran of (Imton. I)r. Mclntyre has been aelected by the board astim manager and auperin- tcndent, of all of Vermont.'s industries, and ia the active hcml and tail of the cointnis sion. Tlm following superlntcndents have hcen appointed: H. T. Cutts of Orwell, Morgan horscs; George Aitken of Wood stock, Jcrsey eattle; C. M. Wlnslow of Brandon, Ayrshire: F. II. Farrington of Brandon, aheepj 0. M. Arms of Springfiehi, dairy produota; ( !. I). Whitman of Hrattle horo, maple sugar. A meeting haa been oalled at Montpelier for the '2lth instant of all who are Interested in breeding or ex hihiting Morgan horscs and Jersey and Ayrshire cattle to appoint committees and arrange the different, exhibits. The present legislature is to pasa upon and aild pro isions for the proper representation of Vermont, and may he aaked for another approprtatlon when the oommiaaioneri re- turu and rcport. The governor's party will return to Montpelier the evening of Octo- ber lm. Hnniolpal Suffrage for Women. Edttor Watehman: " Shall tax-paving oit- izeua have the right of representation in town elections ?" is a question that has oc oupied time in tbe last four sessions of the legislature. It oan never be aettled till Bettled right. Since it is conceded there are few matters of great importauce to engage tlm attentton of the present legislature, is it not a favorable time to investigate tbis vital question and settle it? Shall the govern nient of Vermont eontinue to be an aris toeracy of sex? Since the main argument Bgalnat woman suffrage haa been that " w omen do not want It," wby not remove Obatruotlona that, render it impossible for them to uso tlm hallot, and be rid of the itn- portnning of the bundreda who every ses sion deolare hy petitlons that they do "want it?" A hill will be iutroduced, thissession, also, grauting municipal sutfrage to tax paying women. It is right and expedient to grant such a requeat. Ifonorable and ohivalrona men are earnestly but respect fully invited to aid thia just measure, and make tbe legislature of 185(2 memorahle in history for this aet of justice to one-half the people. No other question will come be fore tho legislature that has tho interest of the world outside of Vermont like this. Lauka Mookb. Uarnet, Vt., Ootober 14. Our llighrfuyg. Editor Vermont Watchman : I notice by the messages, both of retiring Governor Page and of lnoomlng Governor Fuller, the at tention of legishitors is called to the subject of roads and their irnprovement. The im portauce of reaponding to auy recommenda tion for the Irnprovement of our roads can not he overeatlmated. Publio sentiment bonld he profound and universal, especially with Vermontera, aud should reeelve at their hands a reaponaive ellort for tbe de velopment of such enterprises. The sub ject of lmproved roada leading from rail roads and the larger towns, hack tlirough country town and rnral districts, is already before the people. Various states have tbe BUbjeol now undcr consideration aud are maklng co-operative developmonts. It is said alrcady various plans for state and na tional aid to road-building have heeu pro posed. Congress has had the subject un dcr consideration. Last July a hill was iu troduced in the seuate providing for a na tional bighway commissiou and preseribing its duties, ahowing they have not lost sight of the burdena Impoaed upou the people iu the rnral districts in buildiug and support ing their roads, or of the benelits to he de rived hy tlm entire country if the rural dis tricts could he developed to the exteut they would he with such improved roads. Tho pro.sent . cuis ;i favorable time for this state to take an advance atep and mature some plan to advance the enterpriae. The whole matter is iu the hands of the people and their representativea. They have looked with interest on the liberal appropriations of congress for the improvetueuts of rivera and barbora, for erectiug maguilieent post OfBoe buildiugs iu all the larger towus of tho country and giving the people of such towns a free delivery of their mails. Does not this appcar like elass legislation? What beneflta, f would ask, do the people in back towns derive from sueb appropriations? Are uot those wdio repreaeut the great and leading induatry of the country, the bone and sinew of all other industries, entitled to some recognition in tho distribution of the national appropriations, aud should it not be Iu proportton as it contributcs to the general growth and prosperity of the people? A NUBSCKIUKK. East Calais, October 10. The Jeweli ContUtenofi Bev. A. G. Austiu preacbed a double barreled probibltion sermou at the Metho dist church, Sunday the Jih inst. In our opinion, that seriuon was inteuded for liep- reeentative Olmated'a bHneiit. Two years ago Mr. Olmated voted atraight with the probibitory rcpublicans beeause It seemed to hlm to be the right alde. This act drw Bre from hia own oamp, beeause tho democ racy were D0t,ai a party, in favor of that kind of ardeut apirit legialation. When Mr. Olmated became a candidate for rep- reaentative for tbe aeoond time hia demo- oratlo following forgave hia probibitory proollvitiea and supported bim, as true men should do; but w here were the prohibitiou ists? Voting for Olmsted beeause be had strayed far enough from the deiuocratic fold to vote for ihe probibitory luw? Not muohl Had Mr. Olmsted's reeeut eleetiou dc- pended on aid Irom the probibltloniata, he WOUld have heeu at this time following Ihe peaoeable puraulta of ordinary oitlaanabip Now, then, if the prohihithinists all tlirough Vermont are made of that sort of stulT that anters into the iugrodieuts of Newbury pro hlbltioniata, that they will completely ig BOra one Ol their owu faithful aud liberal oburob-membera auii of&oara at the poiis when he has demon.strated tho fact that he had manllneai of character euough to rise above his pwty and vote for prohibitiou on thc sole ground that at hean he believedit waa right, and then eveu offer suggestions aa tobowauoha member of the legislature ought to vote, aud, mueh more, preaeh pro hihition and il crucillud there must be iu ihe aforeaaid sort of prohihitiouists a geyser of hitterness violeut euough to require four hundred lojectioni of biohloride ol gold aud a Ivccley fuittituto powerful euough to make a leopurd ehauge bis spots. Newbury, Vt