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VERMONT WATCOMAN & STATE JOURNAL, WEDNESDAY, MAY 1L, 1SDS.
SKJaltjjimm Jnxmwl, WEDNE8DAY, MAY 11, 1808. ARTHUR HOFES, Gcnoral Edltor. Tue Bovonth papcr of J. W. Davla Borics of artlcles on raislng colts 1s pub lishcd ou pago six, this issuo of tho Watchman. Mr. Davls hns also on tho sanio pogo n statomont of tho pcdi groo of Dandy Lanibcrt aud othor facts reepccting tliis colebrated Btalliou tbnt horeo brccdcrs will bo lntorestcd to know. Tiie Bradford Opinion narnoB JnmcB R. McLatu of Topsham for Senator from Ornngo county. But Mr. McLatn undoretands tho truo iimnrdncss of tho Opinion ln this mattor, and will not bo persuadod lo exchango n cortalnly, ia tho ehapo of a nomination for tho offlco of nsslstant judgo, for a doluslvo chaso aftor tho sonatorahip. Senator Bargent of Corinth ia also put forward by tho Opinion for tho ofllco of lieutonant govornor. Mr. Sargont is ontiroly compotont to pcrform tho dutics of that ofllco, but tho ground Beoraa to bo pre occupied by tho candidacies oarlicr in flold. Mr. McLam nnd Mr. Sargont aro capablo and honorablo sons of Old Orango, and in tho futuro disponsiug of tho ofliccB of tho county and Stato aro ontitlod by thoir abilities and ox porionco to favorablo conaidoration. Tue oppononta in tho Sonato of tho annoxation of Ilawaii having mado it practically cortain that tha annoxation trcaty would fail to rocoivo tho ncces- eary two-thirda if puahcd to a voto in tho Scnate, tho machincry for securing annoxation by jolnt rcsolution haa boon put in motion, and tho housocommittco on forcign rolations will this weck fav orably roport tho samo, and, if tho op portunity occurs, will at once push it through tho Houbo. l'realdont McKin- loy would bo justiQed in taking poa scssion of Hawaii as a war measuro, oven if tho prosent governmont of Hawaii had not formally tondercd tho islanda to tho United Statca, and ho moy yet do ao, but ho. much prefera that annexation ahould cme through congrcaBional action. The island of Luzon,on which is tho city of Manila, the sceno of Commodoro Dewoy'a groat naval victory, is larger than tho Btatea of Now York and Mas sachuaotta. Tho ontiro area of tho Fhilippino ialands is ten per cont, greater than that of the Now Englaud Btatea, New Tork, New Jorsey, Mary. land, and Delaware combined. Many persons who consider themselves woll informed upon commercial affairs have been groatly surprised to learn that tho Unitod Statcs haa more trado with tho Fhilippino islands than all the reat of tho world combined. What the Unitod Statcs will do with thcae valuablo ialands ia a qneetion that ia already be- ing much diacuesod in Washington. This government will hold them until tho war is ovor, and then docide what diBposition ahall be mado of thom. A recont isBuo of the Cambridge, Mass., Tribune contains an interesting history of tho aiego and capture of Havana by the English in 1762, by Goorgo B. Eeed, a nativo and for many yeara a reaidont of Montpelier. It is noticcablo that at that early timo Ha vana was defended, as now, by a Mor row Castle, Cabanas fortrosa and tho Funta dofonscs. The EngllBh admiral commended to tho attention of hia gov' ernment Mariel, a flno harbor thirty flvo milcs west of Havana, tho samo port that General Lee rogards as one of tho most advantageouB points for land ing troops in the existing operations by tho Unitod States. Of a Montpelier man who haa just now won world-wido fame Mr. Recd says: "I tako occaaion to note a trait in the charactor of our latCBt naval oDlcer of fame, Commodoro George Dowoy, with whom I havo been acquainted from boyhood, which I havo not seen noliced in the various refer onces to him in print, and that is his modcBt, unassuming, and I might say, retiring disposition personally." In gracoful lines and oxproaaivo phraeing an intereating contrlbutor haa rocited in tho Watchmam an Indian logond respccting tho origin of trailing arbutuB. It was not bo "many moons ago" when this flrst and most attractivo of Now England Bpring flowora waa found in profusion in nearly ovory picce of pinoy woods in this rcgion, but in many locallties it has bccomo oxtinct, or is rapidly diBappcarlng from tho vl- clnago of coramunitiea of any consid orablo size. Tho reaeon raay bo found partly in tho cutting away of tho woods, but chiofly in tho vandalism of tho gathorers of tho flowor who, in pluck- ing it, uproot tho trailing vino. Tho "forost aiBles" down which tho maidon of tho legond flod, and which over slnco havo been mado interesting by tho modcst bcauty and swcQtncss of tho dcscondonts of tho flowora sho 'hld 'mid wlld-wood clooras," havo lost, or aro losing, thoir spring charm. In punishment for thcao doprodationa the divinlty of tho "pink bloBsoms and maglc wand" rofuses to repeoplo tho wastcs, and tho Mayfloworrcelsls ovory altompt at domcstlcation. Lct tho van dala bo admoniahcd, and whon in tho futuro thoy pluck tho flowor protoct tho trailing stcm. COMMODOItE DEWEV CUt tho Cttblo. Thero is somothing about this act, and tho roal roason asaumcd for it, that mlghtily ploascs tho Amorican pooplo, and of itsolf comraouda tho Yankco sailor to popular approbation. Thoy wouldn't objcct to tho cutting of tho cablo botwoon Washington and tho At lantic equadron and tho military forcos atTampa. If tho navol and military chicfs wcro intruBtod with tho work and responBibility of clcaring out tho Span- iarda in tho Wost, it is boliovod that thoy would complcto tho job as apocd ily and offcctlvoly as Dowoy has dono it in tho Eaat. Whon Lincoln callod Grant to Washington and turncd over to him tho task of cloaing up tho Con fcderacy, calllng on the natlon whon ho wantod mon and materlal, tho Army of tho Potomao bogon to win victories and tho Confedoracy lo toltor to its f all. Tho Amcricans havo unlimitcd confidonco in thoir naval and military commandora and tho forcoa undor thom. Thoy aro auapicious of strategy boards and olhcr mcans of long distanco con trol from Washington. Tho Victory at Mnnlla. Tho ofllcial roport of tho naval on gagomont in Manila bay detracts noth- ing (from oither its importanco and complotoncBB, or tho glory and brilll ancy of tho achiovomont. Indeod, tho satisfactorincBS of tho victory, from tho Amorican point of conaidoration, ia moBt gratefully onhancod by tho marvolous circumstanco that in secur ing it not an Amorican sailor was kill- od and only a fow woro alightly wound ed, and by the furthor fact that tho veasolB of tho Amorican squadron omerged from tho flrory tempcBt unin jured. Tho eyo of rellgious faith will see the hand of Frovidonco in tho immun- ity from death and maiming of the champions of a cauBO more holy than any in whoso dofenso peoplo im pationt of wrong over beforo took up arms. Tho naval expert will discovor in tho doBtruction of tho Spanish fleot and the demolition of Spain's batterica without loss to tho assailants, a now domonstration of tho truth of the Na poleonic epigram that in war "Provi- dence is on the aido of tho hoaviost battalions." Frovidence waa in the foresight that took an accurato meaBuro of the ob stacles to be surmounted and in the foro-knowlodge of the deops and shal- lows of Manila bay; in the intrepidity that aailed the ships into the "jaws of death," in tho weight and number and aimof the guna, in tho BwiftnesB of the blows that smoto the enemy, Heavon holps thoso who holp them- solves, and heaven had ovory roason to bo on tho sido of that lone Amorl can squadron in tho far East, many thousand miles ovor tho sea from tho nearest homo port, with no refugo from diBaster, with only thoir own stout hearts botwoon themselvea and uttor annihilation. Amcricans reverently recognizo tho hand of Frovidence in the triumph in Manila bay, and accept the happy issuo of the strife as an augury that their cause shall speedily and gloriously prevail. The Mllltia. Surpriso is expresaod that so largo a number of the mombors of tho Na' tional Guard have failed to paBS the medical examinationa that precedo ac coptance for military service. Some flfty per cont. have boon rejected by the oxaminers as falling bolow tho standard in one particular or anolher. The ro jections aro not conflnod to the rank and file. Many offlcers, also, havo boon found to bo physlcally diBqualiflod. Thus the National Guard of Vermont has been roduced to some 300 effoctives, and its ranks must bo fllled by now re- cruits. This small body is what tho Stato has to sLow in tho way of a military forco, for an annual oxponditure of from 820,000 to $25,000, or more, aggregating half a milllon dollars, moro or less, in the past scoro of years. It is a protly "small nubbin for so largo a shuck," as Lincoln aaid of Aloxandor Stophons, vice-presidont of tho Southern Confed eracy, at tho memorablo poaco confor once at Port Monroo, aftor tho diminu tlvo chioftain had omorgod from his onwrapplng ovorcoata, which wero poel od off liko tho huBks from an ear of corn To tho inquiry, "Is thoro no phyBical oxamination boforo joining the regi mcnt?" tho roply 1b that thoro is such a rcquiromont, but not much attontion is givon to tho mattor. This tho rcsult of tho Burgoons' rocont oxamination sooms to show. Each soKlior tho Stato had roady to sond tho national govern ment whon it callod for mon sooms to havo coat about 81000, probably moro. To mako a full regimont sorno 700 now rocruita woro called for. Tho rolation of outgo to production in tho Stato's military cstabliahmont is not qulto roa sonablo. If bottor rosults cannot bo sccurod in tho futuro, it might bo aa woll to wipo out tho wholomilillaostab llshmout, and whon matorlal for sol- diors is wantod call for voluntoors. Tho State hns boon paylng for tho drill and cquipmonl of a body of mon flfty pcr cont of whom aro prouounccd unflt for duty, and tho Govornor haa boon proposing to suporsodo its com manding ofllcor with a man from tho rogular army. Sovonty-fivo por cont of a regimont having a full compllmont of mon and oillcors will bo raw volun toors. This conditlon of thlngs is not tho faull of tho mon if it is onybody's fault. It sccms to bo tho fault of tho military ring that has boon having carto blancho in affairs pcrtaiuingto tho militia. Enlistmouta havo not boon rc slrlctod by proper medical oxamina tions. Mon havo joinod tho regimont aa a sort of military plcnic. For ten years paat, at lcast, thoro haa boon so- rious objcction both lo tho manuor of tho military administration and its hcavy oxponso, and ovonts scom to bo showing that objoction was woll found od. Tho systom will probably got at tho noxt sosBion of tho Lcgislaturo tho ovorhaullng cxporlonco buows it ought to rccoivo. An Enemy of Society, Tho vordict in tho Mildrod BrowBter caso was not unoxpoctcd. It bccamo cloar, in tho courso of tho dovolopmonta of tho trial, that no jury of mon, having tho common fcolinga or instincts of humanity, would convlct tho young wo man of murdcr. Tho accoptanco of tho thoory of insanity was apparonlly a convoniont way of justifying a vordict contrary to tho naked facts of tho con coption andoxccution of tho purposo to shoot hor victim. In tho light of theao dovolopmentB. as man ia croated, and particularly as mon who aro fathors of uaughters or brotnors or ststors aro constitutod, jurymen would appeal tho caso from tho solo and frigid jurisdiction of tho brain to at loast tho concurrcnt jurisdiction of tho hcart. In the pres onco of the ono crucial phasoof tho tes- timony no powor or skill of prosecution could havo secured a vordict of guilty; no oloquonco of dofenso was neodod to procuro acquittal. Whatovor tho weak noss, moral or montal, of Mildred Brow Bter, sho was a terribly wrongod wo man, but tho indlvidual who had dono hor an inexpiablo wrong was not tho ono on whom sho wroaked hor fronzied vongoanco. Tho public must bo quito unanimous in its judgment that Mil dred Brewster shot tho wrong porson; it must bo quite of one mind in its re grets if, indeod, it is truo that thero is no adequate legal punishment for the bruto guilty of gross crime in his rola tions with tho chief actor in this tragedy, and who must bo considered indirectly the murdorer in tho case. If existing law, in any of ItB ramiflcationa, cannot reach tho porson whoso doviliahness eot in motion tho vongeful fury of Mil dred Brewator, it ia a grovious omission that should bo remedied. The Watcit man will not say that a woman soduced and botrayed, and placodunder tho bau of society, should havo carte blancho to shoot the villain who is the author of hor ruin, but a caso liko the one but recontly beforo Washington county court would go far to reconcilo one to this summary mannor of punishment, in tho absence of cognizance by tho Stato of ono of the most hoinous of- fences a man can commit against wo man and society in general. New Era for Unitod Statcs. "Tho Americans will emerge from tno war witn new luoas ana larger am bitions. Thoy will have dofeated a eecond-class JSuropean Btate and will feol acntely that, as matters stand, they would have beon dofeated by a flrst class one. They could not havo fought iTranco, to say notnlngof Ureat imtain, without suffering grave defeats at sea and onormous lossos on land. That is not tho position which suits Amorican temper, and Washington will set itsolf to construct a flrst-clasB iron fleot. That onco built, tho deslro for a position in the world equal to thoir position among nations will compel them to abandon tho idea of non-intorvention, and chango tho Monroo doctrino into a di rect and offective proteclorato of tho two Amoricas. We hopo tho Ameri cans will keop tho Fhilippino Ialands, and that thoy can koep them thero ia no doubt whatovor. Eurono. to nut tho truth in its most brutal form, cannot attack them without our pormisslon." iionuon bpoctator. Dr. Holton for LIculcnaut-Governor. It is now cortain that Col. E. C. Smith of St. Albans will bo tho noxt Govornor of Vormont, but who will bo solcctod for tho Bocond placo on tho tickot is by no moans so cortain. Tho Ilopublicnns of this section of tho Stato should not hosltato long in maklng a choico. Dr. Holton ought to recoivo tho solid support of Windham and Windsor countieB. The doctor ia woll known throughout tho Stato as a public apinteu ciuzon, a puysician or unquea tloned ability and a slaunch Renubli can. no is woll qualiflod for tho ofllco to which ho aspiros and wo beliovo will rccoivo tho onthusiastic Bupport of hia noighbors and frlonds in Windham and Windsor countics. TiniCB, Bel lows Falls. Edwaud B. Williston, wlio liaa been confltmod by tlio Oultod States Senato aa a brlgadler lcenoral, is a uatlvo of Vermont. Ho ontorou tho sorvlco of tho rogular army in 1601 aa socoiul lieutonant from Oallfornln. Whon ho was promoted ho waa Borvlug as colonol of tho Blxth artlllory. llo was born at Williston and hia famlly wont to (Jalifor nla with tho gold seekers in 1810, How the Eagle SCREAMED! IN MANILA BAY. C0MM0D0RE DEWEY'S Official Repoit. Spnnlali ITleot Uentroyed Lost Hlovon Rhlps, 8,000 Mon Amorican Squadron. nnt a Man-Onlr Slx SUchtly Wounilod Vall Control' of Manila Day-Cltr ot Mnnlla ut Commodoro Denroy'a Mcroy. Tho long oxpected doapatch boat, Hugh McGulloch, attachod to Comtnodoro Dewoy's squadron, arrlved at nong Kong on Satur day of laat wook whllo lt was yet Frlday ln this latltudo and at about four o'clock on Saturday mornlng the watchman on duty at the navy department in Washington rapped loudly on the door of the offlcer as slgnod to all-nlght duty in tho offlco of tho chlof of tho bureau of navigatlon. Bloopy and out of sorts at tho interruption, he took the envelope the watchman had brought and on opening lt becamo very wldo-awako. Theao wore the words ho read: 'nong Kong, May 7. Seonav. Washn, McCullooli, Brumby." To the ofllolal these orphlo characters sald tbat the rovenuo cutter McCulloch had arrlved at Hong Kong from Manila, bearlng dospatches lntrusted by Commodore Dowey to Lleut. Thomas N. Brumby, his flag seo retary. The offlclals famillar with trans latlng the secret clpher code were hasttly summoned, bnt thoy were obllged to walt tlll half paat nlne o'clock beforo the de apatchea camo over the wire and were de llvored to Becrotary Long by tho manager of tho Western TJnion Telegraph Oompany in Washington, who, realizlug the Import anco of tho mattor, personally brought the long awalted ttdlngs. This is what the clpher ezperts read: "Makila, May 1. The squadron arrlved at Manila at daybreak this mornlng. Im modlately ongaged the enemy and do stroyedthe followlng veasels: Itelna Orls tina, Caatilla, Don Autonlo do TJlloa, Isla de Luzon, Isla do Ouba, General Lezo, Mar ques del Duero, EI Cano, Velaaco, tranB port Isla de Mlndanao, and one other vos sel, and water battery at Cavlte. Squad ron ia unlnjured. Only fow men were sllghtly wonnded. The only means of tele graphtng is to the Amerlcan Consnl at nong Kong. I ahall communicate with him. Diwkt." "Oavitk, May 4. I have taken posses- slon of naval atatlon at Oavlte, Phllllpplno Islands, and destroyed lts fortiflcatlons. Have destroyed fortlflcatlon at tbe bay on trance, parollng the garrlson. I control the bay completely and can take the clty at any tlme. The squadron ls ln oxcellent health and splrltB. The Spanish loss ls not fully known, but very heavy, 160 kllled, lnclud ing Captaln, on Relna Orlatlna alone. I am aaslstlng ln protecting the Spanish alck and wounded. Two hundred and flfty sick and wounded ln hospttal withln our lines. Much excitement at Manila. Will protoct forelgn resldents. Dbwry." Secretary Long sent this despatcb to Com modoro Dewey: "The Fresldeut, ln the name of the Amerl can people, thanks you and your ofHcers and men for your aplendld achlevement and overwhelmlng victory. In rocognltlon be bas appolnted you Aotlng Admiral, and will recommend a voto of thanks to you by OongresB as a foundatlon for further promo- tlon." Lator ln the day telegraphlo correctlona were made, and the 11st ot veasels destroyed was then glven out as follows: Protected crulsers, Isla de Ouba and Isla de Luzon; crnlsers, Belna Ohlatlna, Oastllla, Don An tonlo d'Ulloa, Don Juan d'Auatrla and Vo- lasco; gunboats, flen. Lezo, El Oano and Marqnes del Duero, and the armed tranB' port Isle de Mlndanao. Oabinet offlcers, Senato rs, peoplo of all grades and condltlona, ln offlclal and unof- flclal llfe, tbronged tho department and heard amld breathless stlllness the des- patohes read by Secretary Long, then grave Sonatora led off with rlngtng cheers for Dewey, and tbe congratulatlons lnterchang ed over the victory, bloodleas but full of glory for the Americans, wero nelthor for mal nor perfunctory. Among the other thlngs sald by Commo doro Dowey ln hia deapatches wore that he had plonty of coal and provislons and was master of the sltuatlon. Ho asked for troops, and preparatlons for ruahing lnfan- try, cavalry and artlllory to him are well advanced. Evory battery ln tho harbor ls destroyed. In glving the detallB of the flghtlng, the McCulloch'a offlcers say the fleot arrlved off Corregldor island on Saturday nlght, Aprll 30, The batterlea on tho island flred a few Bhots and thon becamesllent. Early onSun day mornlng tho Spanish ileot waa slghted off Cavlte, on tho oast slde of the bay, about ten mlles sonthwoatorly from Manila clty, About day break the engagement began. Commodoro Dewey ordered his squadron to cloae in on tho land batterles at Cavlte and the Spanish warshlp which at once oponed a hoavy flro. The oanuonadlng by tho Americans waa awful, all thoir guns, groat and small, belng usod. Aftor the fightlng had laatod half an hour tho Amerlcan ships wero wlthdrawn from tho rauge ot the smaller Spanish guns and pourod ln a hot flro wltlt their btg guns, Tho scouo in tho bay ls doscribed as ono of awful magnlflcence. At an early atage ln tho battlo, tho Ilolna Crlstlna, the Spanish flagahlp, rocelved a shell forward which sot hor on flro, Tho crew waa soon compellod to abandon her and Admiral Montojo's flag was transforrod to tho Isla do Ouba. Soon tho Don Antonlo do Ulloawas on flro. Ono after anothor tho prtnclpal Spanish Bhlps woro put out ot action. Tho 11 ro ot tho Amorlcons was as stoady, and as woll sustalnod, aa though tho gunnors woro sltnply practlclng, and ovory mlnuto tho offoct ot thoir marksman shlp was soon ln tho stoady dlsabllng of tho Spanish fleot. Tho gnus of tho ahoro dofensos at Cavlto supportod tho warshlps, but tho Borvlco of both was poor and thoy showod a woful laok of practlco. Aftor tho fleot had boon doatroyed Com modoro Dowoy dlrected his solo attontion to Cavlto. ThoSpanlarda, lnaptrcd by their hato of tho YankooB, mado a brave dotonco, but tho Amorican guns woro too much for them and toward evonlng Cavlto capltu latod. A small force waa landed froin the Fetrol tooccupy ths placo and medical aa slstanco was sent to their wounded, In all, tourtoen Spanish shlps took part ln tho ongagoment, and after fightlng soveral hours tho ontiro fleet waa at the bottom of tho bay. On Monday, tho Amorican squadron wont up the bay to Manila. No landlng party waa sent ashore, Commodoro Dowoy doom ing lt lnoxpedlont to attempt to hold tho clty tlll relnforcemonts aro recelved. Tho town is undor tho guns of tho fleot and can bo speedily dostroyed if it shall becomo necesaary. In an omorgoncy he will land all hlB avatlable foaco for tho protectlon of tho rostdontB. . Tho fortiflcatlons at Corregldor Islands and at Cavlto have been razed. Commodore Dewey causod tho cablo to bo cut on Monday nlght ln ordor to provent alarmlng newa golng out or Interferencos comlng in. If 150 Spanlards out of 350 on tho Itelna Crlstlna woro killocl, lt Is eatimated that their total loss on sea and land was 2,000. No Amorican was kllled, Soveral woro wounded but thoro ls only ono whoao ln Juriea aro ln tho sllghtest dogree Borious, and lt is practically certaln that he will recover. DEWEY DAY Oelebratod ln Montpelier on Monday with Great Knthuilasm Tho Clty Dcoked ln Ilollday Attlre-Bells ItilBCi Salutes Flred. Grand Ma Mcetlni; at Armory II all Monster l'urado ln the JivenliiK Ten Thousund Straniccrs Asilst ln the Cele- bration. Ever slnco the glad news swept over tho telegraph wlres laat Saturday mornlng that Admiral Dewey hau won a aienal victory ln Manila bay. Montnellor. his natlve cltv. haa been maklng preparatlons to properly cele brato tho event. This was done Monday afternoou and evening in a manner never beioro attempteu at tbe capltal clty. The peoplo one and all caught the splrlt of the day. and thoro was scarcely a store or rest- denoe withln the city limlts but what was uecoratea more or less oiaborateiv. A corns of cadets from Norwich Unlvor- slty camo down in the mornlng and had cnarge oi nrinc tno saiutes tnrouenout tno day and evening. All tralna leadlng to Montpelier were packeu to tno Dlatiorms and at loast 10,00? ilt5'oplo from outslde Mont pelier witneasea mparaue m tno evening Of these about 2.000 camo from Barre. Flfteen hundred neonle orowded into Armory ball at two o'clock where a mass meeting was beld. The ball was profusely decorated with flacs and buntine and on the stage, as guests of honor in addl- tion to tno speauers were seateu iion and Mrs. Cbarles Dewey, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Dewey, Mrs.Mary P.Greeley, jur. ana Xiirs. w . x. uewey ana son, u. ti, Cross, R. B. Bunnell, A. Johonnott, Presl uent A. u. urown oi Morwlcn Unlversltv tbe mayor and clty councll of Barre and otners. The Montpelier Military Band was sta- tioneu m tno gauery and uiscoursed patri otic airs tnrouenout tue aiternoon. His Honor, Mayor Senter, preslded, and introduced tbe speakers. After the "Star Snaneled Banner" by tho band Mavor Sen' ter rose and sald: Fellow cltizons: We are met to-day to celebrato one of the grandost victories in naval warfare. The Deonle of Commodore Dewey's natlve town have met to-day to honor nis achievements. Uen Sedcewlck sald at QottvBburir. "Put the Vermonters at the front and koep tho col- umn weu cioseu un." we navo out a ver monter at the front, and if Sampson keeps the column well closed up we will hear somethlng before this meeting ls closed that will mako onr hearts retolce. I hona the speakers thts afternoon will be brlef as pos- siDie, and tnat tneir speecnes wiu do as iuu of flro and flght as was Commodore Dewey a wook aco laat bunuay morning at uanna After readlnc a teleeram from Georee G. Dewey the Mayor Introduced Hon. Hiram Huae. Mr. Huse sald In opening that if Admiral Dewey could be presentbe thonght lt would be as nrond a moment of his llfe as was the hour when he captured the Span- lsu lieet. Mr. uuse then read tno iouow- lng letter recelved that day by him from u. f. uonn or uoncora, xs. u.: Vear Comrade:1he publlo preas aa nounces to-day tbat Montpelier will tc- morrow ceieoraie ine great victory oi one oi nor sons and sing praises to ine name oi Dewey. I would liko to be prosent for I knew Commodore Dewey at Norwich, as he camo there before I left. I would like to be thero for I believe Vermont to bo one of the most loyal of States, and always ready to honor ber sons when they have honored the commonwealth. I hope tomorrow will bring out another llke the author of tho Green Mountaln Boys who will glve the name of Dowey a placo ln history and tra ditlon with Ethan Allen and Soth Warner; and do not forget our own Stannard how well you and I rememberhlm. With Sena tor Proctor in Congreas I have no doubt that Commodore Dewey's lnteresta will bo kept ln tho front with others who are on titlod to national rocognltlon, but lt de volves upon the good cltizons of the Stato to furnish an object lesson to the rlslng generatlon that will mako his namo and horne bouaohold words tho length and breadth of tbe Unlon. Since the dayB of 'Cl to '65 a now goneratlon has risen and must honor tho brave sons of Vermont on their new flelds ot duty. Bring out tho Bons and daughters of veterans. Teach them that a veteran who fought wltb Far ragutiastlll dolng valiant service for his country, and that it devolves upon them to soo that his name Ia not forgotten. G. P. CONN. Mr. Huao eloquently dwelt upon tho rec ord of Americans on tho sea, tho school In which Dewey learned the lossons of his oarlier llfo. The teachlngs of good old Dr. Dewey, the commodore's fatbor, and of Farragut, havo borno frultlon in tho bay of Manila. The puplls of the High Sohool, led by Mrs. Mlnulo Marsh, noxt sang "Ark of Freedom," and J. A. DoBoer, was Intro duced, Mr. DoBoer sald tho battle ot Ma nila waa as conaplcuous in its effects as was the battle betweeu the Monltor and tho Merrimao, Spaln has learned tho loason that Amerlcan pattenoo ls ouly oxceeded by Amorican dlapatch. Mr, DoBoer reviowod aoine of tho luiportant naval battloB of the world, includlug that of Manila Bay, a victory unprecodontod ln tho annala of na val warfaro. It was an ldeal victory wltb our tho loss of a man. It oven loads us to oxclalin in tho lines of Oampbell, with a chango of name, "Columbla needa no bulwarki No toweri rIoiik the steop 1 1 1 uiarcli li o'er tlio mountaln watei 111 a homo lt on tlio deep." A malo quurtotto sang, "When Dowoy comes marchlng homo ugaln," and 1'rosl- dent A. D, Brown of Norwich TJnlvoralty, who has soon sorvlco with Commodoro Dewoy, was introducod. Prosldent Brown sald ho know ono modtst Vermontor and lila namo ls Goorgo Dewoy. If ho woro told that ho had to cotno liero, slt upon this platform and hoar his praises sung, ho would soy ho would rather havo another Manila flght. Do not linaglno that tho flght at Manila was a plcnic. Wo road that ho capturod tho floet without tho loss of a Blnglo man, but Goorgo Dowey had beon preparing lor inat, ugnt smce no was a ca dot at Norwich Unlveralty. Thoy fought that flght boforo broakfaat, tliluk what it would havo beon if thoy had had a squaro meal boforo they startod. Dowoy fought against mon who would rather dio than haul down thoir flag and that mado his vic tory all tho groator. IIIs opportunlty camo to film and ho solzod lt. onrolllng his name hlgh on the scroll of faino wltb Farragut, and mark my words beforo this wook ls out wo will hoar liko nows from Sampson, Amld a wlld sceno of onthuslasm, cheers and wavltig of hata and handkorchlefa the band playod "Dlxlo," whllo a tranaparoncy bearlng tho words "Itmnombor tho Molne" was carrlod up tho central alslo by A. J, Slhloy. ltov. Andrew Gllllos was noxt introduced. Ho sald in part: "Our task to-day Is to honor a man who has glvon to tho world an object lesson of what Amorican courage really ls. Wo raiso no monument to-day to the dead, but across tlio soa we oxtend a hand to tho llvlng. Amerlca is but another namo for deathlesB loyalty to country. In tho llgbt of tho event we commemorate to-day we see that Amerlca Is but anothor name for boundless achlovment. Commodore Dewey has taucht our natlon Homotulnc oi what a Vermontor can do. Tho Vormont coat of arms has on lt a plno troo and a cow. I be liovo wo oueht now to tako out tho cow and put ln a soldler or a sailor. We honor a man who won tho most brllltant naval vic tory in the history of tho world. nigher on tho roll of fame than Nelson and Farragut is wrllton the namoof Georee Dewey. Qod Is on our eldo whether we havo tho hoaviost gunB or not. May the commemoratlon o' to dav lead us to creater devotlon to country. Let tho watchword be, Vermont to tho front and keep the ranks well closed up." Hall Columbla was sung by tho children, and Mayor Senter read a letter wrltten to H. D. Hopklns by J. Alwyn Ball of Charles ton, S. O. Hon. T. O. O'Sulllvan of New York, a foriner Vermonter, was next Intro duced. Mr. O'Sulllvan nald an eloquent trlbute to Montpelier, and sald that the clty waa proud of the fact tbat ono of her clti zons had boon Belected as an evangol to carry tho Amerlcan flag to the waters of Manila bay. Never slnce tbe clvll war uave tho Amerlcan peoplo boen so united as they are to-day. Since tho Malno went down ln the waters of Havana bar tho cltizens of this country havo rallied undor the shadow ot tho flag, as they havo never rallied before, and wo may safely leave the future of this country in the hands of the God of nations. The Malo Quartotto sang a selectlon en tltled "Dowev." tho muslo of which was wrltten by ProfeBsor Lawrence of the Mont pelier Semlnary, and Rev. Father W. J. O'Sulllvan was called unon. Father O'Sul llvan referred to a remark recently made at the recent mass meeting held in tbat hall, that in overy emergency Vermont had Eroved equal to it, and waB glad that this ad beon oxempllfled In a son ot the capltal clty. After Senator Proctor'8 speech In tbe Senato we knew that the dle was east and that Amerlca would lntorvene ln Cuban affairs. E. J. Phelps was severely scored for the stand he had taken, and the apeaker was of tho onlnton that lnstead of Ustenlng to tbe advlce of Phelps, we are able to man- uiacturo lnternatlonal law as we neeu u. God has glven to thts country sons who havo the ingennlty to plan and the strength to achleve our liberty, for which wo shonld thank blm. We are bound to foator the plant of liberty we havo glven to the woriu. Providence bas glven to the world a typlcal Amorican, ono whom we can be proud to holduD'asa typo of the Amerlcan citizen, of whom the school children of the future will bo told they may safely imltate, and that man ls commodore uewey. Mavor John W. Gordon of Barre was the next speaker. He sald Vermont ia an inland stato with not a foot of sea coast, but tha crlorv of the ocean rests to-day upon her green hllls. Admiral Dewey braved dangers as great es Perry met ln Lake Erie or Farragut wnen no was lasneu roiue maai head, and upon tho eame tablet tbat pre serves their memory shall be wrltten tbe namo of George Sewey. Beference was made to Capt. Clark on the Oregon, and the speaker thought that Montpelier was mo nonolizincr the honora of this war. In clos- lng, Mayor Gordon pald a stlrrlng poetlo trlbute to Admiral Dewey. Tbe malo quartotto rendered another se leetlon and Fred A. Howland was called for. Mr. Howland ouloclzed Admiral Dewey's victory, and sald onr country has always been a conntry with a beart and a conscience, always reauy to lenu a nanu ior the sufferlne and the oonresaed. War bas some advantages. Never since 1870 have we been brought so close ln toucb with Old England as we are to-day, and slnce the Cuban war was begun we have been nnlted witn tue people oi tne goutn as never do fore. E. J. Pbelps recelved another scath Ing rebuke at tne hands ot the speaker, Bherldan and Grant were elonuontlv ro' ferred to, and In the samo high nlche of lame m wnion tneir names aro iounu was nlacod the name of Georee Dewev. Hon. Georgo W. Wing, the next speaker, sald we meet to-day to navo a pralse meet ing, to congratulate each other tnat one who a short tlme ago was an unassuming com modore ln the navy bas wrltten his name ln United Btatea history as few men are able to do, imperlshably upon tbe scroll of fame. He was the man for the hour, for the emer genoy. No duty was more falthfully done, or more to tbe credlt of the man who did lt. What may be the pollcy ot our country ln tbe future is a mattor of Bpeculatlon, but with sucb men as Commodore Dewey to carry out that jpollcy we shall be safe. In 1T76 we had Washington, ln 1861 we had Lincoln and Grant, and ln 1808 we have Dewey, whom wo dellght to-day to honor. The commlttee on resolutlons through J. A. DeBoer reported, and the resolutlons offered wore unanlmously adopted by a rls lng vote. O. A. G. Jackson, the next speaker, sald that Vermont to-day prondly clalms as her own, Admiral George Dewey. This cele bratlon ls national in charactor and Admiral Dewey belongs tothe country and not alone to Vermont. Mr. Jackson pald a brllllant tributo to Admiral Dewoy, and to the valor of Amerlcan sailors and soldlera. Tho venerablo Stophen Thomas was glven an ovatlon as he rose to reapond to a touch ing lntroductton by Mayor Senter. With much of his old flro and eloqnence General Thomas spoko for ten mlnutes, and was glven throe rouslng cheers as he sat down. Hon. Oharles Dewey was called for and in behalf ot the brotliers and slster ot Ad miral Dewey thanked all thoso who had ln any way contrtbuted to tbe euccess of the mass moetlng, and stated that he should cablo the admiral tbat evening. The meet ing was closed by glving throe cheers for Admiral Dowey, a son of Montpelier, a son of Vermont, and a son of the United States. Tlll! PAlUDK. Successful as waa tho maas moetlng in tho afternoon the parado In tho evonlng eclips ed auythlng of tho klnd ever before at temptod at Montpelier. The commlttee had planned for a btg crowd but tho 15,000 peoplo that llned and packed tho streets ovor which tho parado pasaed was a sur priso to ovory one. The State Flromen's muBter, tou years ago, and Buffalo BIU's flrst appearance in Montpelier with his Wlld West show attractod Immenso orowds but not equal to the multltudo tbat was emptlod luto the clty Monday ovenlng. Barre sent 5,000 people, the raaln lluo of tho Montpelier & Wells Hlver railroad 2,500 moro, Bpoclal tralna ovor tho Central Ver mont from aa far south as Bethel and as far north as St. Albans brought 3,000 moro, whllo Montpelier and Berlin, with sur roundlng towns swellod the grand total to moro than tho number montloned, And lt was an orderly crowd, although Ulted to tho brlm with patrlotism aud a de slre to aaalat the oagle to scream. Very few caaes ot lntoxlcatlou woro Beon and theao woro not ot a rlotous or belllgorent nature. Chlefof Pollco Tuttle had a largo number of deputlos sworn In, but thoy had little to do except to render asslslanco to ladles and children. No flro boll struck a dlscordant note. although spoclal procautlons for a qulck rosponse to an olarm had boon made, anu tno iaci uiai not a porson waa lujured on tho rallroads speaks volumoa of pralso for tho cautlon and coolness of ofllcers and employoes. The processlon formod on Barre Btroet shortly boforo olgbt o'clock. J, M. Bout- won, cliloi marshal, and a dozon alda had thoir hands moro than full in gotting tho moiiBior parauo arrangeu anu unuer way, but lt was dono with llttlo delay. By ac tual count ovor 000 mon woro in tho pro coaalon, which was mado up as follows: Montpelier Military Band; Montpelier Hlgh ocuoui uauauon; jxorwicu univorsity ca dets; Mayors Sonter and Gordon In car rlagoj faculty of Norwich Unlveralty ln carrlagesj Montpelier aldormon in carrlagej Clan Gordon of DarrA, 100 mon, with bandj St. Joan do Baptlat Socloty, 50 menj Capl- mi uruiu uurps; urooKB l OSt, U. A. lt.j St. Poter's Court, Montpelier, and 8t. John's Court, Barro, Catbollo Order of For. OBters, G0 men; Barre and Montpelier u.aigiits oi i-ytinas m unnorm; lloat from Montpelier Semlnary; Ganton Montpelier; Watorbury Cornet Band; Canton Vlnton, Barre; Court Ethan Allon, Foresters; White Houso Gloe Clubj Williamstown Cornot Band; Barre Flro Department in unlform, 80 men: flfty mounted mon; boys wltb torches; lloat ropresenting the flag shlp Olympla, from tho Lano Manufactur ing Company; carrlago with edltor and ro portors of the Evening Argusj bloycle corpa, iuu riuerH Sandwlcbed ln wero numerous rockot wagons, and light wagons loaded with flre works, that kept tho ontiro line ablaze wltb colored lights, rockots, Boman canillea, and cannon crackera. Moro than $1,200 worth of flreworks were burned along the llne of marcu. xue uantis vieu witn each other ln playlng patrlotlo selectlons, and tbe scoros of transparoncles carried cauaed much amuaemont. Tho llne of march was from Barro street to Maln, Maln to Btate, to Balloy Avenue, to Baldwin street, through Stato Houie grounds to Court, to School, to Loomis, to Jay, to Maln, to Spring, to Summer, to Vlne, to Elm, to Maln, returnlng to the Btartlng point, where ranks were broken. Almost overy rosldence along tbe llne ot march waa elaborately decorated and brll llantly llghted, and cheors aud waving handorchlofs marked every atep of its progress. Polltlca, creeda and rellglons were for tho timo ignored, whlle Republl can and Democrat, Protestant and Cathollo, vled with oacli other to mako lt a celebra tlon that should reach hlgh water mark ln the history of the capltal clty of Vermont. Tbe unanlmlty wltb which tho offlclals, clvlc organlzatlons and cltizens of our slster city of Barro reapondeil to tho lnvltatlon to come and help us mako the day and nlght memorable were appreciated and contribnt ed in large measuro to the grand success that crowned the efforts of thoae having the affalr in cbarge. looxTinuiD ynoM hest r-Aox.1 Tue May term of Supremo Court convei ed on TueBday, with all the Jndgea except Gbief Justice Hoaa present. Ile arrlved on the noon traln. Prayer was offered by Rev. Dr. Norman Seaver and proclamation waa made by Sheriff ColllnB. The docket was called but becauae of the fact that only a few members of the bar wero present, not very satlsfactory reaults were obtained. The flrst case heard Tuesday afternoon was J. W. Cramton.asslgnee, against J. B. Hol llster, asslgnee, from Bennington county. Batchelder & Batea for plaintlff; Butler & Molony and W. H. Bliaa for defendant. The next caae is from Windham county, town school district of Brattleboro, against graded school district et al. W. B. Turhby, late owner of the promis Ing mare "Susle B" bas placed in the office of tho Flanders & Flerce compiny two handsome equine plctures, one ot the aotod "Gazette" owned by Cyrille Lanrin of Mont real, record2:071. and the other ot "Alleen," 2:07i, the world s champlon four year old mare. Mr. Laurln, who is well known by Montpelier horse men, had the misfortnne to lose, by flre, his elegant stables about a year ago, in whtch the noted horse "Anti dote," valued at 80,000, was burned. Al though a wealtby dealer, It requlres con slderable faltb in the future of the borae and tbe market, to warrant rebuilding as he bas decldedjto do. However, the owner and breeder of Buch animals as "Gazette" and "Alleen" knows no such word as fail. A PETiTioif bas been clrcnlated durlng tbe past week for slgnatures against the proposed order of tbe clty councll requirlng rtders of bicycles to provlde their machines wtth headllghts for after dark rldlng. Tbe petltion bas recelved soveral hundred slg natures. Tho protest of the slgners ap pears to bo one that is reaaonable and en tltled to favorablo conaideratlon. The chief, if not the sole, beneflciarles of the or dor, if adopted, wonld undoubtedly be the dealers ln blcycle supplles. If a wbeelman ls able, and dealres, to decorate his machlne with a lantern, at an expense of several dollars, theprlvllege ls a voluntary one, but rlders who cannot afford tbe lnxury of tbls dlsplay bardly ought to be compelled to go to this expense. Thero seems to be no pub llo call for the order and no adequate roason for lts adoption. AstDE from the buslness for which they had been called together the members of tho legislature were most interested in the electrlc syBtem, that has been put in at the Btate Houso slnce tbey were here ln 1896. On Thursday evening every light lnslde and out was burnlng and lt was an agreeable contrast with poor and Bmoky gas. The en tire plant ls equal to 750 slxteen candle power lights, and Bepreaentatlvea' Hall ls llghted with 124 twenty-four candle power burners, controlled by flve dlfferent swltches. In tho dome ls one maln switch by which every light in the bnllding can be turned on at once. The iegislative balls are llghted as they have never been before, and that with a perfect absence of heat. The system worked to perfection, and was in the hlghest degree credltable to George H. Al mon, contractor, and T. O. Phlnney, ser-geant-at-arms, who together had charge of the work. Pnor. Andrew J. PniLLirs, late of Chi cago, has been engaged as director ot muslc at Chrlst churcb, and leader of the chorna oholr. Mrs. Minnle Marsh, who has labor ed hard and with great success ln this po sition, has realgned, as have Mrs. Laura Ovlatt and Herbert S. Chapman of tho quartette cholr. O. F. Lowe will remaln with the vested cholr. Twenty years and more ago, beforo Prof. Phllllps had galned tbe splendid reputatlon he now enjoys, he was, for many years, leader of the cholr of Chrlst churcb, and his return to this posi tion Is liailed with dellght by the members of tbe church and congregatlon. Prof. Phll llps entered upon bls duttes last Sunday. Louls J, Hathaway will return to tbe posi tion of organlat ln Juno, and until that tlme MIsb Myra E. Post of Georgia will offlclato ln that capaclty. MlLDRBD I3HKW8TKK WOS brOUgllt IntO court Monday afternoon for a rluai disposi tion ot hor caso, State's Attornoy How land asked for hor commltment to the State asyluin for the lnsane at Waterbury. F P. Carleton, counsel for Mlas Brewster, stated to tho court that sho had no means to pay for support thero, and that Wisley Brews ter, her father, had used nearly overy dol lar he had ln tho world in caring for and employing counsel to defend her durlng tho paat year, and asked tbat abe be sent to tho asylum as a State charge. To thts Mr. Howland offered no objectlon and Judge MuuBon so ordored, sho to remaln there un til furthor orders from the court, Her com mltment to thlo lnstltutlon rings down tho curtatu upon the last act ot a caso that bas becomo celebrated outalde tho State in which lt was trled, and that has, perhaps, attractod moro wlde spread attention than auy ovor trlod ln a Vermont court. A Lowsn Oadot correspondeut takea up tho Bubject of tho chock reln, dlscussed re contly by C. M, L, in these coluuins aud says: "It Is cortalnly an abomlnation to clvillzatlou. You sollclt theald of the la-