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VERMONT WATCHMAjN & STATE JOUJKNAL: WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBEIt 13, 1895. "WKDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1895. AKTHUR ROPEB, Gouoral Edltor, Govehnou Woodbury lins ap potnted Thuradny, Novombor 28, as Thankeglving Day. " Tiie Watoiiman docs not it cau not deny tho stnnd it took lu '02," hyatorically ahrloks tho Herald and JTetes. That is right. Tho troublo with tho franllc couterapjrary nppears tobo that whun lio outored tho ropubll can fold in 1802 ho was uithor not bap tisod at all, or, if ho was dippod, tho tip of his dooio of thought was uot itn mcrscd, and tlioro tho dovil of dcmocracy 1ms beon lurking over slnce. Tho little domon's dcclaratlon that tho Watcii MAN at that timo " hold that tho quallty of n candidato or tho rnothods by which ho was uoniinatcd wcro rnattors of minor considerntlon " is an old deruo cratic dogma Bomewb.it toncd down, which ho is trying to palm off aa a sentimont oxprcsaed by tho Watoii man somo four ycara ago, 3 ho aays. Posaibly thc readora of this papor re mcmbor tho time and tho occasiou and porhaps thoy do not. The conviction of Durrant in San Francisco and Holrnos in I'hiladolphla of inurdor in a degreo that is not only first undcr tho alatutcs, but auprcmo in cnormlty and its dlsplay of human do pravity, satisfles tho public aeuao of juatico. In ruspect of IIolmcB tho Springfleld Ilejmblican bas tho hardi hood to commont: " Go up to tho cold, stcrn hilla of New Hampshire and flnd liis birthplaco; in tho New England villago school and the little white church wcro tho influeucea that sur rounded hia early lifc. Thon latcr tho medlcal collego, with its spccinl learn iug, and at last we havo a 1 unislied product ' of our New England civiliza tion." Only a inoral nature, warped and twistud imo auch distorted shapo as long idolatry at thc shrine of mug wumpery niigbt produce, could contem plate Holmcs as thc product of any civ ilization. But thero is saving grace in tho first personal pronoun "our" by which the Iteimblican limits the uppli cation, and raakes a personal matter of its conception of an idcal monster. It is possible to think of tho crinies of Holmes aa a " flnished product" of tho " civilization " of which the Republican, With one or two oxceptiona, is the most conspicuous llving repreaentative. Massachusetts is generally re garded as tho birthplaco of tho move mont for woman auffrage. Thero have lived and laborod tho pionoera and some of the most conspicuous ad vocatea of tho idea of civing women tho ballot. In one form or nnother for moro than a generation paat woman suffrago has been before the legialaturo of that atate victorious occasionally in one branch, but encountering defeat in tbo other. To obtain a direct expres sion of public opinion on this subject tho logislature aubmittcd to tbo votors at tho election last week this qucstion: "Is it expedient that municipal suf frago be granted to women?" Tho tax-paying women, of whom thoro aro about 500,000 in the atate, who aro qualifled to vote for members of school committoo, woro permitted to voto on the queation, but only 2G,000 complied with the preliminary requiromont, in cumbenton all logal votors, of register ing. By tho voters at large the quea tion was answered in tho nogativo by a majority of some 75,000. Many of the women who actually east their ballots contributed to this majority. But tho most aignificant thing about tbo verdict ia the fact that only about flvo per ccnt of the womon qualifled to voto so far participated in tho decision of tho quea tion aa to register. And this in the birthplaco and nursery and home of the movomont. This anawer is quite con clusive. If tho women do not deBire to vote, that should settlo tho quea tion. Woman haa differont ideas as to the ways and meana by which aho will omploy hor powers to advanco the public good. Not through the ballot, but through the old God-givon ways, she prefera to oxert bor influence on the side of good governmont and public morallty. Along those lines hor influ ence issupremo and fiho profors not to lessen or deBtroy it by engaging di rectly in the atrifoB of politics. The Ouc-Tcrm Eule, The phraso is bccoming aomewhat backnoyed, but freshneas ia given to the subject by the letter of ox-Govornor Stowart, published elBowhere in this issuo. Governor Stowart maintained in his letter to the Free Press that the evil to which, in the performanco of his duty as a good citizen, be had forcibly called public attontion, began with tho refusal of tbo second republican Btato conven tlon after tho adoption of tho biennial Byntem of olectlons to nominato the governor choson in 1870 for a accond term of ofllce. This refusal, ho con tends, practically eBtablished a rulo which has ovcr slnce governed tho cholco of the executivo, and which has brought tho lcgislative department un- dor tho dominatiou of a similar rulo or custotn. Unfamlllar by porsounl con tact with tho ovonts of thc canvass of 1872, tho prosonl odltor of tho Watoii man had boen luclinod to acoopt this viotv of tho mattor. On roficctlon, howovor, this Bcotncd to involvo sotuo misplacetuont of tho rolatlousof causo and cffcct. On iuquiry amoug activo partlcipanta in tho cauvass of 1872, and on cxumlning uewapapor fllca of that poriod, thero soomod to bo ground for tho conclusiou that tho evil bcgan In fact, not " at tho top," but at tho bot tom; that tho sentimont that one torni of two yoars would bo tho substantinl cquivalont of two torms of one year ouch was vory gouerally provalout among thopcoplo. County convontions, hold prior to tho Btato convontion, had shown tho activo oxistoncoof this senti mont and u dotcrmination to put it iuto praclico. In Chittenden county con vontion in particular tho oxpodiency of rcnominating tho sonators was dls cusscd and omphatlcally votcd down. Laraoillo and Ornngo countios had taken similar action. Tho stato con vention was tho first point at which a pro-existing and gcueral sontimcnt in favor of " rotation " found oxpression and govornod tbo choico of tho execu tivo. It Boems hardly corrcct to say that tho lcgislative departmont fcll un dur tho rulo which tho dologalcs had eaid ehould dctermino tho eeltction of tho governor. Tho popular sentimont in fnvor of ono tcrm for tho mombors of tho legislaturo had been devoloped in thrco county convcntions, in the nominatlon of sonators, beforo tho stato convontion assembled. It startcd amoug tho pcoplo. It did not begin in tho stale convontion for tho noniina- tion of tho governor and ilow back upon and control tho action of the pco plo in choosing sonators and roprcsuuta tivcs. Tho ovil began at the bottom, but, likc a great many other evils, ninde tbo fact of its existenco apparent " at the top." We concede ovcrything Governor Stewart says as to the char- acter and magnitudo of tho ovil in its rclation to public ofllco and its cffects on lcgislation, but rotation in the ofllce of governor is comparativuly a harmlcss custom. Wo aro uot ablo to sce tbat tho proposcd rcmedy applicd " at tbo top " would reach down to tho scat of tho diseuso. Wo'believo it would ro sult in a "hard and fast" rulo for tho io nomination of overy governor, without regard to merit, but would not extond to the town caucus for tho nomina tlon of rcpresentatives. Governor Stowart's proposition as first stated was a very strong ono. Tho ' corol- lary " ho has since deduced scoms to us to weakcn his original statemcnt and confuse tho public mind. This subjoct has been poriodically agitatcd. In 1882 a vigorous effort to reform tho ovil was made. Tho Watoii man, then undor tho same cditorsbip as at prosont, was setting forth the evils of rotation in tho offlcos of sena tor and representative. It was pload ing not only for the election to tbo leg islaturo of men who posaeased the con BtitutionalqualiQcationa of "wisdomand virtue," but to give such men a roa aonably stablo tenure of ofllco by suc ccssive re-elections. Exporience, it was maintaining, is a most essential olemont of the " wisdom " contomplatod by tho constitution, and tbia coatly ole mont is lost by customarily fllling up the legislaturo with now men. As tho outcome of this agitation the subjoined resolution was adopted by tho republi can stato convontion in that year: " Resolved, Tliat we deprecate the one term practlce which generally prevalls in the election ot members of tho leglslature, bellevlng tbat it serlously impalrs the ef- flclency of tbe leglslative branch of the Btate governmont; tbat, wltb a vlew to correcttng tbe evlls wbicb result from tbia practlce, we earnestly recommend tho vo ters of the atate to cboose (or the offlces of reprosentatlve and senator tbe persona most noted for wiBdoui and virtue, and, by suo cessive elections, retaln tbem In tbo legisla tlve servico so long as may be compatlble with tbe publlo good." With tbe prostige of tho endorsement by the stato convontion tbe proposed reform was carried to tho peoplo. With what result? Tho olection of 17 repro Bentatives who woro members of tho houso in 1880 two loss than the num bor of direct re-elections to the legisla turo ot that year, without any agitation of tho question or any recommondation of a atate convontion 1 Tbe countics maintained the oven tenor of their ro tary way in tho choice of sonators. Tho subjoined table exhlbits tho amount of legislative oxperionce oach houso of rcpresentatives, slnce 1870, has had to light its dubious pathway: Prevloxttly Direct Membera. Iic-tlectlom. 51 20 44 20 Ytar. 1870.. 1878.. 1830.. 1882.. 1881.. 1880.. 1888.. 1890.. 1892. . 1894.. 44 39 52 41 60 34 35 27 19 17 21 12 12 5 13 8 Prior to 1870 .thoro was no compila tlon of Btatlatica rolating to tho mem berBhlp. In tho forogolng tablo tbe flgures of tho socond coluran includo thoso of tho third, the lattor roprcsent ing tho n,umber of reprosontativos who woro members of the next prccodlng houso. The second column Includos thoso who had provlously had oxporl onco ln olthor houso or sonato. In overy houso thoro has bocn nu nvoragc of somo bIx members who had sorvcd ln tho sonato. At tho boginnlng of tho ton yoars of loglslatlvo hlstory covorcd by this table, about 23 per cont of the total tnemborsbip of tho houso had had oxporlonco in law-making at somo timo, but only 0 per cont had had conlinuous cxporionco; at tho oud of tho ton yoars tho porcontagos woro about 11 nnd 3 respoctivoly a poor showlng for cx porionco and a worso ono for "contin uity." It scoms to us clcaror than ovor that tho romody for tho ovil of which Gov ernor Stowart complains cannot bo found in any cbango of a popular cus tom. Tho custom which bogan in 1872 has dcfled ovory nppcul for roforra, atid has boen growing in strongth nnd forco tlll oxporlonco and continulty in logls latlvo servico, in tho houso of ropro sentativcs, havo shrunk almost to tho vanlshing point. If a constltutional araondmcnt provlding for a houso of roprcsentatlvcB of a rational numbor of mombors, with population instoad of torrilory ns tho basis of roprcscntation, and assombling with auch frcquoucy as good businoss princlplcs and practico will sauction, is impracticable, tho stato sooms fatcd to wallow along indollnitcly in its old leglslallvo way, a ay that Is " discrcditablo to tho intclligonco of hcr peoplo," out of harmouy with tho foundation principlo of ropublicin gov ornment, and at war with thc prccepts of ordinary coiumon suusc. Tho Stato Elcctlous. "Tho election reveals tho rcpublicau atrcngth in tho nation, compared with the dcmocratic strcngth, us abnormally grcnt. Tho land slido of 1804 is still slidiug." This was the suggeative com mont of tho Now York Sun tho mom ing after tho election. Every hour nddcd to thc maguitudo of thc slide. Tho liguros that measuro its immensity eclipso thoso of 1894.. Three stntes, rock-ribbed strougholds of demccracy, havo gono ovcr to tho republican column. New Jersoy, Maryland and Keutucky, by pluralities varying from 15,000 to 25,000 votes, havo elcctcd re publican governors. The legislatures aro republican also, excopting possibly Kontucky. New York is republicau by a round 100,000. In Ohio, McKin loy'a plurality of last year is over sbadowed by Bushuell's 114,000. Mas sachusetts ro-olects Greenhalgo by 05, 000 plurality; Iowa romains republi can by 80,000, and the Keystone Stato, which voted on minor Btato ofllcers, gives tho republican candidato for treas uror 100,000 majority. Populism makes no Bhowing in Nebraska, tho republi cans of that stato cleuting their candi dato for judgo of supremo court by 25,000 majority. All along the old lino tho republican majorities aro so large tbey seem to loso their significanco, whilo tho decisivone88 of the victory in New York and the Southern States of Maryland and Xentucky is most grat Ifying. Tho legislatures olectod laatweok will chooso a republican to succood Brico of Ohio and Gibson of Maryland, demo cratB, in the TJnited States eenate, and great interest will bo felt in tho action of tho Kentucky legislaturo which will chooBO a succossor to Senator Black burn. The oloction of a republican to Bucceed Ilill in Now York and Smith in New Jersoy is also plainly f oreshadowed. In Utah the ropublicans bave elected all their candidates for stato ofllcers, for member of congreBB, and have a. majority in tho legislaturo which will chooso two United States seuators. Tbe roturn of tho ropublicans to power in overy branch of tho igovornment on tho fourtb of March, 1897, is made as certain as any thing in tho future can bo. The result of thoso elections is the fruitful theme of commont. It had beon confldontly anticipatod that tbe mighty tido which Bubmerged tho demo cracy ln tho elections of 1894 would begin to ebb and tbat reduced republi can majorities in 1895 would mark the progross of tho backward flow. Theso calculations havo boen proved to bo erroneouB. Tho powor and intensity of tho .feoling againBt the democratic partj, and tho soverity of tho con domnation of its mannerof administor ing the governmont abido with tho pooplo. There is no relaxation of its iron rigor. Aa tho cffects of its ruin ous policy, the hollownesB of its prom isos, tho incapacity of its leaders for tho simploBt tasks ot Btatesmanship, have becomo apparent with tho passaze of time, tho dotorminatton to drivo tho party from all tho soats of powor bas grown in volumo and forvor. Peoplo of woak faith, who woro wishing that tho election ot 1891 had been a presldontial olection, had not fathomod tho depth of tho reaentniont of tho Amorican peo plo loward tho party and its ropreeonta tlvos for their monstrons maladminis tratlon of tho affuirs of a great nation, In the twelvo montlu to como that mighty wrath will culmlnato and its oxpression in 1893, '01 and '05, will reach a grand climax in 1890. The ox porimont of lntruatiuc tho democracv with tho admlnlatration of tho govern mont aitor a generation or rebellion, war, InQdolity to ovorv natriotic dutv. gonoral and Indlacrimlnate cuBsedness, nas Deon ineu. n wiu naraiy do ro poated for another goneration. Tho Ono-Tcim KuloLotter from Hon. Jolin Yft Slownrtt Edltor of Watchmant ln your Ibsuhs of the 23d and UOtb o( Outober I flnd edltorlal cotnmeiit on my letter rocontly publisbod ln tbo E'rce Hrest. Your roaderH could bave botter Judgod of tbe relovnnoy of your crltl clsra liad you publlabed tho letter. I do not undurstand tbat you controvort my point that tbe ono-torm rule, as appllod to tho legislnttve department, Ifl lnjurlous to the publlo Interest. On tho contrary, you admlttlmt Itconducesto "crudeand lianty leglHlatlon," You mlgbt, without oxaggera. tlon, bave put tbo caso ln a slnglo phraso, vlz,: Tbo ono-term rulo practically declaros ozperlence to boadiHqualiflcatlon for publlo RorvlCo. A.ud this Is but an anlrmation tbat publlo ofllce la not a publlo trust creatod solely for tbo publh bouollt, but ratbor a prlvate snap, a pursonal decoratlou to bo passeil along to successlve anplrntitH as often as onportunity by olection ensuos. Mtnua tbo boodle, tbia Is tbo ruln of Tammany. Tammany estootns ofllco for its materlal advautige llrst, to tlie boasj sncondly, to tbe incumbent. It Ia a question of dlvlsion. Tlio one-term rulu regards only tbe decora tlve qaality of ofllco. Botb mako tbe publlo Intorest secomlarv. Now for tbo romody. My Hiigeestlon to "begin at tbo top" and renomlnato tbo nres. ent executivo ls merely corollary of my ar gument. I repoat my conviction tbat a party rule wlilch arbltrarllv 1 m ts tbo ex- ocutlvo to a slnglo term will suroly be ap plleJ to loglHlallvo muinborsblp, wltb few excoptions. Tbo ovil bogan at tbo top. Tbe men of tbat tlmj know liow It orlglnated, The actlvn ring wlio undertook tbo nomina tlon of iMr. llillliiLM in 1872. travorsed tbe Btato from MassacliunHtts to tbo Uanada lino promiilgating the one-torm rule soluly as applicable to tho exocutlvo. Tbelr only purpoBU rulated to tbat olllce. It was tben foresoen and objocted by tbougbtful men tlmt tbo loglslatlvo (iepartment would in. evitably fall uuder tbo rule wbicb should govorn tlie choice of tho executivo. Sucb was tbo immedlutu result, and tbo practlce tliUM Inaugurated basprevailed over slnce. My proponition to renomiuate tlie proHent executivo Is as ImperHoual as iny argumeut. Governor Woodbury happens to 1)9 tbe present lucumbont. It is for that reunon that I would renomluiite btm, nnd bocauao I believo hucIi runotnluatiou would tie a proper comlemnat on of u iiorni. Ioim nrlni-1. plo of political action. Your facotious referonco to renominatlnn. tertutlm, ot tbe " ono-terui " men of the pait ls wholly asldo from tbo Ishuo. whlc.h concerH ouly tbe preaent and tlie future. My coutetition is uot for a hard and fast rulo for ronoinlnatlon in ull casos, but agalnst an arbltrarv rulo which rt'Htricts servict) to a slnglo term. Tho cbango from annual to blonniul elec tlotiH was wlse. Tho adoption of biennial HessioiiH wan a mistake. Your sugetion tbat the ovil of which I complaln may be remedlod by amondmeiit of tbe constitution provlding for roturn to annual sessions Hoouis to mu wholly Itupracticiblo. Tho peoplo aro not Ilkely to consont to sucb cbange. At least, such remedy is remoto. Meantimo tbo peoplo hold ln their bands a remedy over present, through tbo ballot, of which they aro absoluto masters. I am aware tbat motliods aud condltlons flxod by a custom which has prevailed a quarter of a century aro uot easlly or readily changt'd. Every Vermont voter under the age of forty ilve, and probably nearly all the gentlomon who conduct tbe press of tho state, bave grown up under these condl- uons. i am tnerelore not expectant ol auy Itnmediate revolution of nublic onlnlon or general cbange of practico. My vlews are (lollberate conclusions which result from somewbat careful observatlon aud roflectlon after a somewbat varied and extended ex- perlonce in public life. Tbo press of the Btate may do mucb or little in correctlon of an aiimitted abuso. Ilow generally it mav be enllsted to maln. tain existing metbods I do not know. It can hardly be dented, bowever, tbat tbo question tbus raised is wortby of candid and serious discussion and cousideratlou. I may be permitted to add tbat, ln calllng public attention to it, my only motlve bas been to contributo my personal lntluence to tbe abrogatlon of a rule of political action peculiar to Vermont alone, dlscreditable to tbe intelligence of her pooplo and degrading to every ofllce, blgh and low, to wbTch it is applled, because it is an open and flagrant denial of a fundamental princlple in free government by and for the peoplo, viz., that puoac oiiice is a puouc irust. J. W. Stkwart. Washington Countj Court. Tbe statemont in tbis renort, last week, tbat tbe cano of State v. G. O. Warren was contlnued at the request of tbe state's attor ney was erroneous. Judgo Stanton was anxious to try tbe case, but it was contln ued at tbe request ot counsel for the re spondent. Tbe case of State v. Titcomb, in wbicb tbe jury dlsagreed, was contlnued by tbe court without request from counsel upon elther side. State v. Krank Swbbnv of Berlin, for receivlng a watch and cbain from Arinand BiroD, knowing tbe same to bave been stolen. Respondent was arrested in Mont pelier last July, and the articles were found upon his person. It was conceded by tbe Btate tbat respondont bad notbing to do with tbe original larceny, but clalmed tbat be knew of it wben he obtatned the prop erty. It was admltted by respondent tbat tbe articles were valued at $7, but bo claimed that be obtained tbem legltlmately of a tramp, paylng 85 for tbem. Tbe state claimed tbat this story was concocted. Tbe evidence was somewbat compllcated. The j ury, after being out about one half hour, returned a verdict of guilty. The respond ent was llned S20 and costs. Excoptions were taken and a new ball was rlxed at 8200, wbicb was furnlshed by I. H. P. Bow ell. State's Attorney Stanton for state; J. Q. Wing and T. R. Gordon for respond ent. Statk v. Lkk DonaE ot Elmore, cbarged witb commltting a breach of tbe peace in Worcester, was contlnued. Statk v. Geohoe Williauson. In this case tbe respondent bad pleaded guilty to ten first ofTeuces of selllng intoxtcatlng llquor. Wben be came before tbe court for sentence it appeared from the statements made that be was less than twenty years ot age, and that tbe llquor had been ordered direct from tbe dealers and bad been fur nlshed durlug the past year to varlous parties in Warren, tbe respondent belng one of tbe maln parties ln tbe distrlbutlon, and tbe only one indicted by tbe grand Jury. It was claimed by tho respondent's counsel, W. A. Lord, tbat his client, after indemnl fying bimself for tbe cost of the llquors, bad recelved no pecunlary advantage by way of proflt from tbe transactlon. Mr. Lord stated tbat whatever ilne was imposed would bave to be worked out at the rate of three-days-for-a-dollar. The court fined blra 850 for eaohoffence a total of 8500 and costs. He waj glven tbe maxlmum al ternatlvo sentence of three years in tbe house ot correctlon at Rutland, Judge Tbompson ruling tbat, under the statute, tbe court, after having imposed tbe flne, could not Impose a less alternatlve sen tence. State's Attorney Stanton for tbe state. State v. Fued Budob ot Barre. The re spondent was cbarged with a breach ot the peace. His counsel, J. W. Gordon, iiled a plea, clalming a prior conviction. The state demurred to this plea. Hearing was bad by the court. Tbe original case was Insti tuted by tbe late O. II. Boyce, as town grand Juror ot Barre. A. N. Jackman, tbe justice of the peace, had made some entrles of adjournment on tbe complalnt, tbe last entry betng tbat tbe case was beld open. After tbe indictmentbad been found agalnst respondent by tho grand jury, this fall, the respondent pleaded guilty on tbe original complalnt before Justice Jackman, by wbom he was tlned $5 and costs, another grand juror having been called ln to repre gent tbe state. The statute ltmlts adjourn ments ln Justice cases to a perlod not ex ceedtug three months, and the question was wbetber a justice court oould be considered In contlnuous leBslon for tourteen months undor tho last outry of tho justice. Tbo court adjudgod the plea of rospondent ln sufllclent and sustainod the demurror of tbo state. A plea of not guilty was entored. Stanton for statej J. W. Gordon for re spondent. State v. Oaiilos Mabtin of Warren. This was a hoarlug on tbo rospondont's domnrrer to an lndlctmont charglng blm with Incltlng to commlt porjury. Judgo Tbompson beld tbat tho statutury formdoes not cover offousos ot this kind, and thoro foro tho lndlctmont must cbargo all the es sential oloiuonts of a comtnon law indict ment. Tho domurrer was sustainod, tbo ln dlctmont was adjudgod insufllclent and quashod, and tborospondontwasdlscharged. State's Attorney Stanton for state; W. A. Lord, II. A. IIuso and J. II. Sontor for ro spondent. Statb v. Malco.ii MoAolky. It was claimed by the stato tbat respondont bad boen summoned to appear as a witnoss In a caso triod at Barre beforo Justice of tbo I'oace II. W. Scott, In wbicb tbo stato was plalntlff and John Waycott, rospondout, on July 0, 1895, at tho ofllco of Richard A. Iloar, at which McAuloy dld not appoar. Tbo ro spondent maintained that the service of tho sttbpmna upon blm was after tbo trlal bad begun, and tbat be came as soon as bo had changed his olothos. Vordlct, guilty; flnu, 820 aud costs. Stato's Attorney Stanton for stato1 W. A. Ifoyce for roHpotulont. Statk v. Fiiank Huntington and IIkk bian 8. WnKKLRii. Tho rospondonts wero botb trled togethur, as tbo ovidenco In botb cases was tho same. They were chargod with a breach of the peace, coimnittud at Maple III11 (Marshfield) on tho oveulug of March 20, 1893, belng an assault upon David Splcer in tho dooryard of Jamos MoKulght, at wbose house Sphor was boarding. Splcer claimed to bave boen cut on tbo left templo, and also claluind tbat bo recelved a sllght cut in bls breasttbu cu-. thero boiug shown by the cut in the shlrt which ho was wearlng at tho timo, aud which was pro duced in court. Tho row began whon Splcer came out of the house, and whilo ho was ondeavorlng, as he claimed, to soud the rospondent (Wheolor, who Is his nephow) hotuo, he was assulted by tbem, clalming tbat they wero under thelnlluenceof llquor. It was claimed for tbo dofonce that Wheeler was not a particlpant In tho rotv, and tbat Huntington actud ln self-defouco. Tbe Jury returuoit a verdict of guilty lu botb cases. Wheeler was flnedS.10 and Huntington 870. Tho costs of tho witnesses' debentures wero dlvlded. Tho other costs follow as usual. Tho flnes were piid on Saturday. Stato's Attorney Stautoti for state; G, W. Wlug and W. A. Ij'ird for rospondonts, Statk v. David IcOloud two cases in which tho respondont was iudicted by tho grand Jury lu 1801 for ohtalning llquor of tho Northfield llquor agoncy under false preteuces, and for solllng iutoxiciting llquor, were, on motiou of Stato's Attorney Siautou, nol prossed. Statk v. Gkouqk W. Wino It was agroed by State's Attoruoy Stanton and tho respondent and bls counsel (V. A. Lord) tlmt the case should be suhuiltted to tbe Jury upon sta;ouieiits made to thum. Tbe iudict ment found by tho late grand jury chargod tbo respondont, as mayor of tho city of Montpelier, with the falluro to issue to a constablo or pollco ofticer tho warrant for the klllingof uiillcensed dogs witldn tondays from Jlay 15 as required by law, It was conceded by the respondent's counsel that his clleut was mayor and that tho warrant had uot been issued, but it was claimed that it was a mere act of forgetfulness on his part. As to tbe forgetfuluess, Mr. Stanton repllod tbat bo bad no proof that it was otherwise. The court ruled that the stato bad shown no refusal on the part of tbe re spondeut to issue tho warrant, aud tbat no wilful neglect bad been shown on his part, and, for these reasons, directod that the jury returu a verdict of not guilty, wbicb was done, and the respondent was dls charged. Statk v. David SricER. This case grows out of tbo prosecution of Huntington and Wheeler, an informatlon having been flled agalnst respondent by tbe state's attorney charglng blm with an assault upon Frank Huntington on March 2G, 1805. He pleaded not guilty. Ball was fixed at 8200, wbicb was furnlshed, and tbe case was coatinued. His counsel was J. W. Gordon and F. L. Lalrd. State v. Joun R. McWilmams. Re spondent pleaded guilty to having kept a liquor nuisance at tbe Central Hotel, Barre, May 3, 1805. The case grew out of a suc ceasful search and seizure. He was flned 820 and costs, and glven three months' im prlsonmenc in tbe house of correctlon, with alternatlve sentence to follow lf flne is not fiaid, Tbe other case agalnst blm, for sell g, was contlnued. His place ot buslness was adjudged to be a nuisance and was or dered closed. Stanton for state; Lord for respondent. State v. Nettie J. Hont. Respondent ln July last, white employed as a uomesttc lntbefamlly ot Fred Davis of Northfield, committed tbe larceny of trlfllng arttclos and a small sum of money. She withdrew ber former plea of not guilty and pleaded guilty to larceny of valuables amountlng to 87. She was flned 810 and costs, amount lng to 824 13, witb an alternatlve sentence ln tbo house of correctlon tf flne ls not pald. J. G. Wlng was ber counsel. State v. Antonio Rossi. Respondent was indicted for having broken opeu and es caped last March from tbe clty jall of Barre, wbere be bad beon contlned on a conviction of pettt larceny. About a uionth after tbe escape respondent was arrested in Con necticut and turned over to Ofllcer I3u cbanan, who brought blm back to Vermont. The respondent's counsel moved for a ver dict on tbe ground that there was no legal eBtablished city jall. As there bad been uotblng Bhown that the jall bad been es tabllsbed by vote of the old townsbip, or tbat there was a jallor to wbom a legal commltment could be made, tbe court or dered the jury to return a verdict of not guilty, whtch was done, and the respondent was dlschargod. State's Attorney Stanton for state; J. W. Gordon and W. A. Lord for respondent. State v. Caulos Mautin of Warren. Respondont on bls prevtous plea of guilty of ono first offence of furnlsblng intoxtcat lng llquor was sentencedTuesday afternoon to pay a flne of 850 and costs, and to be contlned tbtrty days ln tbe house of correc tlon at Rutland. State v. Harvbt Badoer, for assault and battery, Is now on trlal. Agrlcultural Institutcs, Tbe Board ot Agriculture have plannod tbe wlnter lnstltutes as followa, and as far as possible we will hold addltlonat one-day moetings ln sucb towns as He alopg the route of tbem upon request of a sufllclent number of cltlzens to warrant a successfui meetlng. Immedlate request should be sent to tbe Becretary if extra tneetings are de slred: December 3 and 4 Albursh December & nnd 6 Richford December 10 and II Johnson Decomber 12 and II Hardwick December 17 and 18 Coreutrr December 19 and 30 North Craf ttburr Januarr I and 3 ....Brighton Januarr 9 and 10 Cheiter Januarr 1 and 15 Kait Ilarre Janaarr Itf and 17 Eait Montpelier Januarr 21 and 22,,,, West llarnet Januarr 21 and 24 Venhlre Januarr 28 and 29 Cheltea Januarr 30 and 31 Rochester Februarr 4 and A Newfane Februarr and 7 Jacksonville Kebruarr 11 aud 12 Pownal Februarr 13 and 14 Dorset Februarr 18 and 19 Ilenson Februarr 19 , Wells Februarr 2u and 21 rittsrord Februarr 23 and 2S Shoreham Februarr 27 and 29 New Haveu March 5 and 6 Williston March 10 and II Milton March 12 and 13 East Fairfield O. M. Winslow, Btcrttary. Brandon, Vt. Tiie Central Vermont rallroad Is bavlng two steel propellers of 2.000 tons burtben each constructed at Wilmington, Del., to take tbe place of tbe " Tlllle " and " Dor rls," which ply between New York and New London. Coodtimdkd rnoH rinsT rAOBO largor part of tbe ovonlng. In approcla tlon of servlces rendored by Mr. and Mrs. ilastlngs, tho Fratorntty presontcd tbem with a nninber of desirablo glfts. Miciiael J. Bakrr of St. Albans and Ed waid Noonan were arrosted last Frlday nigbt at Middlesex for tnaklng a dlsturbince at a dauce, aud woro brought to Montpelier by Constablo M. S. Herbort and lodgod ln Jall. They wero taken to Mlddlosox Satur day morning for a hearing, Hon. A. C. Raymond of Stowo, whoso doatb was recordod last Monday, bas boen u dlroctor of tbo Vermont Mutual Flro In suranco Comnany from Lamoille county slnce tbo death of Hon. W. 11, II. IUugham. Ho bas reprosonted Stowo tn tbo legislaturo and was a promlnent citizen of tbat town. John E. IIunnAito bas sot out Bhrubbory in dlfTerent parts of tho lawn in front of tbe Kollogg-Hubbard Llbrary tbat will greatly lmprove tho appearanco of tbo place. A Japanose grass called Eulalla, that grows very tall und hoars bandsomo plumes, will bo set near the front door and ot tbe corners ot tbe bultdlng, V. W. Bancroft doltvorod his song lec ture on " Irish Songs and Song Writers " lu the locture course at Cambridge, Ma9s., last Monday evonlng, and the samo lecture be foro the Collego Olub In Boston on Tuosday afternoon. Ile glves bls lecturo on " Scotch Songs and Slngors" at Stamford, Conn., on Thursday evenlng. Aiitiiur C. Sidman, tbe Btar of tbe " Sum mor Shower " coinpany. that was seon at Dlanchard opera house last Monday ovon lng, ls a natural comedlau, and during the play bo furnlshed no end of fun in bls lm. personation of a couulry merchant and jus tice of tbe poace. His support was good. Tbo scenes of the play are not conflned to tho bayflelds and barn-yards, althotigh lt may properly bo called a rural comedy. Tiik lecturo on " Llfe at tho Quarrles," dollvered by Rov. Georgo E. Hooker of Barre ln tbo vestry of tho Church of the Messiab last Wednesday oveulng, attracted a fair audlenco. It was an Interesting plc turod story of llfo at tbo Barre quarrios, showlng tho tenement-house abuses, board-Ing-house fun, condltlons of labor, etc, gathered by tho lecturer during a stay of sevoral woeks with the quarrymen. The lecture was lllustrated with slxty storeoptl con vlews. B. B. Bailkt, statlon agent for the Cen tral Vermont rallroad, bas on sato round trlp tickets to Atlanta, Ga., good going uu til Decembor 15, and good retumlng untll Jauuary 7, 180G. Fare for the round trlp from Montpelier, S30..'J5 via New London aud hoat to Now York; 840 35, all rall to Now York. From Now York a choico of oight lines to Atlanta ls glven, includlng tho Baltimore Stoam Packot Compiny, of which E. W.Thoinpson ls trafll 5 uiauagor. Tiie largo telephono polo erected by Colonel A. O. Ilrown at tlie head of State street doos not moot wltb tho approval ot tho board of aldormen becauso lt is not strilgbt, and they havo ordorod lt tak-m down. Tbo board has also notllled tho Vermont Telcpbone & Telegraph Company, the Ele :tric Light Company aud J. 8. Viles that no poles shall bo erected wltbln tbo city limits without they aro llrst Inspected und approved by a majority of the board of uldermen. Dr. Hamllton of tbe State Board of Healtb was on Semlnary Ilill last weok for a second time to locate the caiise of typhold fover in that viclnlty. In bls opinion tbe dlseaso may be caused by Imperfect sower nge, although he dld not feel sure enough about lt to autborize dlgging up tlie sower. It is tho opinion of somo local physicians that the dlsease was brought thero by young Eastmiu, a student from Groton, who worked at tbe White Mountalns last sum iner, and was taken ill with tbe dlsease soon after bo came to school. Tuk announcomont that Frank P. Blais doll died last Frlday of braln trouble at his home in Plainfield will bring sorrow to his many friends in Montpelier. For more than two years be was messenger for Manager D. E. Masou ln tbe Western TJnion tele graph ofllce ln tbls clty, wbere his prompt and faithful servico aud accotumodatlng disposition was appreciated botb, by his em. ployer and tbe public. During the time he was messenger he mastered telegrapby, and wlthin tbe past year was promoted to be nigbt operator at Montpelier Junction. He went to bls home ln Plainfield about slx weeks ago, but it was not generally known in Montpelier that be was dangerously 111 untll the news of bis death was recelved. Tuk blgh water of last Saturday and Sun day did no materlal damage to the eleotric light plaut of Jesse S. Vlles at Middlesex narrows. A large force of men removed the tlmbera above hlgh-water llne, and, with tbe exceptlon ot bavlug to remove a mass of floodwood tbat lodged ln the gorge, tbe work there was not imtiedod. The dam on tbe North Branch, near its moutb, was con- Biueraoiy uamagea on tne west slue, and the land owned by the Holmes estate was badly gullted. Tbe underplnnlng to the west end of tbe Dntted States Clothespln Company's works was also partially washed awar. The raln ceased about three o'clock Suuday morning, but bad lt contlnued a lew uours longer a repetltlon ot tbe scenes of last snrluc mlcht bave been looked for. Tbe waters of tbe North branch and Wi nooski rlvers reached their bigbest point soon auer miunigui on saturuay. The Catbollo fair tbat closed last even lng has been very successfui from first to last, owtng ln part to tbe bard and intelll gent work that bas been put lnto lt by tbe committee oi lauies and gentlemen wlio bave bad tbe matter ln cbarge. Some of the votlnc contests. notablv thoso for tbe slelgb, the parlor suit and tbe fireman's Dauge were very excltmg, nut everybody kept good-natured and worked for their fa vorlte c'andldates. The slelgb, to be awarded by vote to the most popular gran lte man. went to T. W. Eacan. On this 8230 was realized. The 850 ln gold went to Mrs. A. H. Cotter, aud tbe borse to Mlchael Harrlgan. Mlss Ltlllan Rlvers stood the hlgbest, witb Mrs. Meder Martln second, on tbe votlng for tbe most popnlar lady, aud was awarded tbo bandsome parlor suit, on which tbe socletv realized SG00. Antoine Galaise polled the most votes for tbe fire man's nauge, with uenry uasnan second. All tbe smaller articles were dlsnosed ot last evenlng. The not proceeds ot tbe fair wm exceeu Tiie Vermont State Teacbers' Assoclatlon will hold Its forty-sixtb annual meetlng in St. Johnsburv on November 21. 22 and 23. This meetlng promises te be the best at- tenuea ana tne most interesting tnat this state bas seon for many years. An un usually interesting set of subjects will be presented by the leading teacbers ot Ver mont, botb ln papers and discussions. A number ot tbe most eminent educators in New England will also address the meet ings. The varlety of toplcs is so great tbat the teacbers ot overy kind and condttlon will flnd sometblng ln the programme dls tlnctly helpful. A committee ot local teacb ers ls preparlng a serles of soclal entertaln ments to occupy the time of the vlsltora wben not engaged ln tbe work ot the con vontion. The servlces of the 8t. Johnsbury Orcbestra and Mabogany Quartette have been secured. Tbe delegates will be met at tbe depot by tbe local entertalnment com mittee and escorted to tbelr stopplng-places. Hood's Ccres in Vermont. " I bavesut tered wltb tnflammatory rheumatlsm and beart trouble every wlnter for four years. I was kept In bed flvo or slx months at a time. Finally I gave up doctors and began taking Hood's Sarsaparllla. I bave now used oight bottles, and last wlnter I was able to do all my work without any help." Mrs. Ledy Mouse, 2 Decatur street, Bur lington, Vt. :"I have glven Hood's Sarsaparllla a trlal for rheumatlsm, with wbicb I suflered for four years. Since tak ing Hood's Sarsaparllla my rheumatlsm ls gone." John McCormack, Fort Etban Allen, Vt. " Prbfark for tbe worst, but bope for tbe best," Bays tbe old proverb, Hope for health, but be prepared for colds, coughs, croup, bronchltls, pnenmonla, or any other tbroat or lung dlfUcuIty, by having Ayer'a Cberry Pectoral always at band. It ls prompt to act, sure to cure. A MAN OF DESTINY Mlrnclcn In tho Hlok Itonm-An Kxcltlni; Jtlilo on tlio I'ennsrlviiulii I.lmltcd, I am frank to say that I am naturally fas clnatcd with success. I worship at the Shrine of Intelloct as I do at no othor altar, Ilralus will always come to tbe front, al ways domlnato. alwnjs control. I was recentiy rldlng wltb tho Rev. E. O. Gllletton tbo Pennsylvaula Llmltod from Pbiladelphla to Plttsburg. My attention was early uttracted to a gontleman ln the soction opposlte who was busily engaged In glvlng dlctatlou to a stonographor. .,"..you knc"Y that Kntleinan?" asked Mr. Gtllett. " I do not," I repllod. "tboiigh I seem to bo unablo to keen my eyes off of blm." " I will tell you about blm (for I know hlm well)." sald my clerlcal friend, in the lowest tonos. " His hlstory ls the most remarkahte unwritten hlstory of any llving man. Somo people think be boars a cbarmed llfe otbors that ho Is a born man of dostiuy and that bls dolngs aro the de crees of tato, wblle those who know blm bost say his success and trlumphs are the result of his ability and nothlng else. But let this be as lt may, bls llfe Is a success In fact, a succession of succosses and tbe most brllllant succesies. " Who is ho? " 1 asked. " I will tell you aftor a whlle; but to go on wltb my story. In the first placo he ls a physlclan, and, ln my opinion, tho most noted and successfui physician of this age. IIls practlce, In my Judgment, will oxceed tbat of any dozen physicians of promlnence ln the world. He is largely and extenslvely interested ln the buslness and commercial world. He is one of tbo llnest speakers and pleasing and fas clnatlng orators on the Amerlcan platform. " Personally he ls a man of quiet and pleasing demeanor, easy to approacb and attontlve to tbo most humhle petitioner. " It is sald by thoso who know blm best tbat he never says a word agalnst any one, not even his worst enemy. His llfe is one of action, ratbor than words; of deeds, rather than protenslous. "That gent loman is Dr. lt. C. Flower of Boston." "Dr. Flower," I said, " why I have known blm as a physlclan for many years; I had supposod he was a very mucb older man." " Dr. Flower as a lecturer ls one of the tlnest on tho Ainerican platform. If jou over have tbe opportuuity dou't fall to hoar hlm. " But wben you come to Dr. Flower's real llfo lt is that of a physician. In the treatmout anil curo of chroulc disoisos ho has no equal in this world. His wjndorful ability to uccurately dlagnoso any diseaso without asking a question, which he doos with all his patients, makes hlm sougbt after by tho slck everywhero and makes him mastor of dlsease " In tho llrst placo, you inust not con found Dr. R. C. Flower with auy other physician of bls tiamo. Tlioro aro those who like to shlne in his light. There ls but ono Dr. Flower who has startled tho world from time to time, during tho last flfteeu or twe.nty yoars, by bls marvelous cures aud wondorful oxamlnatlous, and this li Dr. R. C. Flower. Sick people should notico the lnitials, aud tbus avoid mls'akes. "Dr. Flower troats all chronic dlseases, but bis speclaltioi siem to Ue in the treat ment and cure of consuniption, cancer tumor, paralysls, norve, beart and kidney dlseases. In the treatmont of these dls eases he is master; I do not believe he fails in one case in ninety. " I bave Investigated Dr. R. C. Flower's practlce almost coutinuously for tbe last fourteen months. He does an extensive practice In every state in the TJnion. " But if you would know more of Dr. R. C. Flower, of his cures, of what he does for the sick, seud four ceuts in stamps to tbe Flower Medlcal Co., 550 Columbus Avenue, Boston, Mass., for bls new work entltled ' Sclence of Healtb.' This book will be sent to any slck person free. " I bave Been Dr. Flower make upwards ot seventy examinatlons ot men, women and cbildren, ropresentlng all klnds of dls eases, from all sections of our country and from forelgn countrles. Without asking a question he has accurately and in detatl told eacb and every one tbelr troubles. I hold tbat wben a man can do tbls be Is not llkely to doctor bls patients for the wrong trouble. " His cure of Mrs. Jobn L. Horn (wife ot tbe leatber king) ot Norway, Malne, of can cerous tumor of the womb without the knife, without paln, and without blood, after two operations bad failed and tbe growtb bad returned more malignant than ever, will nover cease to be regarded as almost a miracle. " His cure of Mrs. A. T. Longley ot Washington, D. C, and Mrs. McOmber of Boylston Spa., N. Y., of similar troubles, after tbe leading physicians and surgeons bad pronounced tbelr cases Incurable, are facts which will never dle. " His mlraculous cures of Tbeodore Har rlngton of Southbrldge, Mass., of a fungus cancerous growth of tbe stomacb, after be had been pronounced Incurable by tbe lead ing physicians ot tbe country, and come home from Hot Sprlngs to die; Mrs. W. S. Phelps of Burlington, Vt.,of sugar diabetes; Dr. M. F. Brooks of Portland, Malne. of cancer of the stomach; Mrs. J. A. Clough of Holyoke, Mass., elgbt years' lameness. " Now these people I bave just mentioned ropreseut tbe wealtb, culture and buslness standing of tbelr resnectlve commnnities. More promlnent people tban these are not to be found. Tbey will all tell you wbat I bave told you and very mucb more. They will all tell you if it had not been for Dr. R. C. Flower of Boston they would have been in the stlence of tbelr graves to-day." "Plttsburg!" cried the brakeman; " cbange cars for Cinclnnatl and the West." E. Max Williams, In Columbus, Ohio, State Journal. Northfield Itcms. Tbe Reading Clrcle met Monday with Mrs. Susle Davis. A daugbter was born November 3 to Mr. and Mrs. Levi T. Cross. The Epwortb League will hold a soclable at tbe church parlors this evenlng. The Mtnlsterial Institnte ot tbe Episcopal Cburcbes met wltb Rev. J. G. Sutherland, Monday, November 4. Hon. Frank Plumley gave an address be fore an assoclatlon of Methodist mtnlstors at Barre last Wednesday on the " Pulpit from the Standpoint of tbe Pew." In consequence of tbe severe sform, Sat urday, there was but a small audlence at the pbonographlo exhlbitlon at tbe Hlgh School bulidlng that eveulng. Misses Edith B. Jones and Florence E, Gaflleld did themselves hlgb credtt ln tbelr recltal and muslcal which was given at the Methodist cburcb last Thursday eveniug. The inltlal meetlng ot tbe Conversatlonal Club was held on November 4 with Rev. W. S. Hazen. Professor O. O. Dole read a valuable paper on " A Summer Outlng," descrlblng a carrlago drlve through Ver mont. Mrs. Margaret Doyle, aged elghty years, white returning home last Frlday evenlng from the cannlng tactory, wbere she bad been working, became confused by the tralns wblro crosslng the arched rallroad brldge and accldentally fell lnto the rlver. Her bodv was recovered about a half bour lator. The funoral was attended Monday. Mrs. Chaoncey Denny has been qulto 111 for several days, tbus delaytng tbe annual trlp ot Mr. and Mrs. Denny to Florlda, which was plannod for Tuesday. L. J. Heath and wlfe of Bradford vislted Mr. Heath's couslu, Oharles Bragg, last Sun day. Mrs. Lacy Palne has gone to Worcester, Mass., to epend the wlnter with her son. George R. Andrews left on Monday for Townshend, wbere he bas a posltion In a drug-store. 1 narold Rich mond is receivlng weekly instructlon on the violin from a teacher ln Montpelier.