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VERMONT WATCIJMAN & 3TV.CS JOFKKAL, WFDXESDAT NOVEMBER 2. 185)8.
JSttaltfoimm Jnurmtl. WEDNE8DAY, NOVEMBEIt 2 1898. ARTHUR ROPEB, Oonoral Bdltor. TiiKsubject of tho Boston Qlobe'a consonsus of opinion, iu slgncd nr tlclos, on Sundoy wbb, "Can tho boas bo nboliahed?" Tho ansivor wns tbnt tho boes ia vory largoly n montal crontion of a cortain Braall but voclforous nnd violont clasB of pnrslstcnt objcctors. Thoro must bo organization in nll movomonts, Thoro muat bo loadors ln nll organizationB. If a lcador has powor nnd following ho must repro Bout somobody. A raon cannot bo a londor for a dny who dooa not rcpre Bont tho clomont ho leads. IIo cxcr cibob cortain authority and powor only witb tho conscnt of thoso who follow hlm. Tho boss is vory largoly a nils nomor for tho lcador. "Tiik war waB fought for Cuba. Itomomber Cuba, C-u-b-a." Thus tho manincal Ilepublican of Sprlngflold. ThiB preccpt is outlrely in hnrmouy with tho mugwump itillrmity of mind and mornls. If a rcscuor wont forth into tho wildcmees to savo a perishiug mortal, and on tho way ho found anothcr who had fnllcn among thiovcs, bibo, and waa in distrcss, Mugwump o(h(C8,n8 illustrntcd by ils prophcls in tluir curront discourso ou Spnnislt Amcricnn quoslions, would direct tho Good Samaritan to lcavo victitn num bf r two to his fate, and bind up the wound.-i of him only ho act forth to savo, and briug him only to the inn of civilizilion's host. Thoro is wiuc and oil and bandagoa iu plenly for both sufforcrs. It ia only tho mugwuuip ais that is kicking ogainst saving tho othcr unfortunato. llumanity crics, Savo botli. Henicmbor, also, tho Philippinc8 P-h-i-l-i-p-p-i-n-e-s. Col. Gkokoe E. Waking, .In.. who weut as a snnitary expert to Havnnn, by rcquo8t of Presidcnt McKinley,to inspect and roport upon conditions af fecting health in tho Cubau capital and othcr citios, and what measures would bo necessary to purify the island and rnaintuin tho public health, camo homo on Tuesday of last weck. IIo pnssed quarnntino, but on tho afternoon of tho day of his arrival homo ho fell ill and wont to bcd. His malady was declarcd to bo yellow fovcr. Tho ill ho had gone to Cuba to doviso ways for abat ing had seized him. On Saturday ho died, a victira to the cause to which ho had dovoted tho later yoars of his lifo. Ab tho hoad of tho street cleaning de partment of New York city, under the administration of Mayor Strong, Colonel Waring achieved national diatinction. Cuba has boen tho breeding place of pcatilenco and a constant menace to tho health of this continent. Colonel Wood, as military governor of Santiago, has been ronovating that city. Colonol Waring had carriod out tho purpose of his commis8ion in that ho had gathored the material for a report to the PreBi dent and for recommendations as to the measures that should be under takon to remove the causes of pestllenco in Cuba. Colonel Waring died in tho lino of duty and must bo accounted one of tho martyrs to tho sanitary freodom, as otherB have been to the po lltical freodom, of that island. Work To Bo Done, Threo weoks, eightoen working days, to tho customary time of flnal adjourn mcnt of tho Legislaturo. No measuro of the slightost importanco to tho Stato haB yot boen matured, or has mado any appreciablo progress toward maturity. Among the measures of first importanco are tho varioua rail way billa, for steam and electric rail ways, all of vital importanco to tho State, important above all thingB elso tbatthey should be settled right in the interest of the people of tho State. There is tho application for the commu tation of tho sentenco of doath, passed upon two persons now in solitary con flnoment at Windsor, to imprisonmont for lifo. Tho hearing of tho petition in behalf of theso peoplo muBt bo by this Legislaturo, or tho gallows will claim its victimB. Only tho Legisla turo can commute. Thero are billa for changing cortain town lines and anothor for creatlng a new shire of Essex county. There aro proposals to croato now and important Stato offlceB. Mattors of taxation and revonuo aro under considoration. Liko tho poor, wo havo aWays with us thoso poron nial subjects of Legislation, local op tion in tho liquor trafllc and woman suffrago, which will occupy much of tho precioua timo of the General Ae sembly and then go tho way of thoir predecessors. Legion is tho namo of miior subjectB of proposcd law-mak-ing. To sottlo all thoso vital raattera alono, and sottlo thotn with any ap proach toward deliberation, in threo wcoks, is an absurd Jpropositlon. To sottle thom off haud ia a mcnaco to tho bost intereBta of tho Stato. To dotor miuo tho fato of all the billa already in, an 1 which will como in, by tho highly judiclnl proceHB of llipping up a coppor would requlro quito tho full measuro of time romaining bofore the odors of roast turkoy will coax tho membors back to tbeir flrcsides. As to tho L'crcmitnl Llcenso Uill. One swallow dooa not mako the sum mor. A canvaBS of ono town through prlvato ontorpriso doca not sottlo tho qucstion of llconso or prohlbitlon in this Stato, if, indood, ln tho town thua canvaBscd. MattorB havo como to a pass in this Slato wboro many peoplo with a atand ing for wlBdotn and good jupgmout, na well as for slrict temporanco princlplea and practico, aro inclinod to favor a referonco to tho peoplo of tho queation of tho fundamcntal prlnciplo upon which tho regulatlon of tho liquor trafllc ahall bo bnaed, whothcr 11 shalt bo pro hlbitlon or llconso. Slnco thoro has beon dovoloplng among good tempor anco peoplo, among strong supporters of prohibition, an inclination to lako tbo maudalo of tho peoplo on this quea tion, thero has boon a material chaugo, a loworlng of touo, among llconso advo catos who havo boon somowhat ob stroporoualy domandlng tho roforon dum. If thoro should appoar to bo a rca Bonablo assuranco that a refcrendum, on tho broad queation of prohibition or llcenso, could sottlo this cousclcss and unprofltnblo ngitation of tho niotlcr, this perpotual recurronco of liceuBo or local uption mcaaurcB, at tho bionnial soBaious of tho Legisloture, tho rcfcr oudum might bo welcomcd as a profit ablo conclusion of this wholo nialter. No norson at all familior with public soutlment in Vermont doubts for nn instant what tho isauo of tho refcren dum would bo, that a stoadlasl ad horonco to tho oxisting prohibltivo eystcm would bo the result. After tfiie, on what ground could tho advo catcs of licenae, high or low, or of any othcr dcgree, como into tho Legisla turo with measures proposing to onnct a systcm of rogulating the liquor trafllc which tho peoplo, freshly polled on tho Bubjecl, havo said thcy do not want? A popular vote for prohibition would bo a mnndatc to agitalors for any sys- tem othor than prohihition to with- draw from tho Legialaluro; and to tho proseculing cfllccrs iu allpartsof tho Stato to euforco the popular wili. Thero ought to bo, aftor the peoplo havo mot tho agitators on their ground nnd bcaten thom, an cnd of this per- petnal farco that bicnnially plagues tho Goneral Assembly, consumcs its timo and wastcs tho publie monoy. Fool or Itogue--Which ? Tho Messenger ia still squirming. "Tho Watchman is simply dodging tho issuo," and is altogethor incorrig ablo. Tho troublo with tho contomporary is that the itom of allegod nows it printed on tho ovo of tho olection of auporintendent of oducation waa not "porfectly legitimate," as it avere. It was a wholly illegitimate, an utterly baatard, "itom of nowa." Tho Demo cratic caucua did not vote to support tho candidacy of Mr. Stono, as tho Messenger roported, "becauso ho was a Domocrat." Mr. Harris of Benning ton deniod this, omphatically, on the floor of tho Hou8o. Tho Democratic caucus, he said, understood perfectly that both Mr. Stono and Mr. Dunton were Itepublicans. If tho Messenger',8 ropresentative was gullod by what ho says was told him by "ono attondant in that caucua" it was simply because he was too will ing to be gulled. He preforrod to bo deceived. It Bultcd his purpoae to be misinformed. He is no spring chicken. He has been about tho Legislaturo for yoars. Ho would not reliBh tho impu- talion upon tho stato of his informa tion on public affairs if ho should plead that ho did not know all about this po litical canard, and how it had beon ex ploited, and for what purpose, at every eloction of State Bchool suporintendent, sinco 1802, or that ho was really taken in by tho allogod report of tho' caucus attondant. Nor would tho editor of tbo Mtssenger. The malico and tho meanncBS of the Messenger in this matter appeared on the faco of its publication. Thoy wero Instantly rocognized and branded evory Whore. It was a part of a sly and con trived plan to Btab ono of tho candi datos at a timo whon ho had scant timo to defond himsolf. All tho Mes tenger's bluff and quibbling and sancti mony doeB not avail. Its courso in tho matter, with that of its co-conspirators of tho press, was, to employ its own toplofty rhetoric, to which it invariably resorts whon it is cornerod, "an exhi bition of journalism utterly unworthy of a fair-mindod nowspoper." Its caso ia not helpcd by tho circum stanco that "tho Messenger mado no commont whatovor upon tho stato mont of its Montpelier correspondcut." If it had dono what a really "fair minded nowspnpor" would havo dono under tho clrcumstancos it would havo thrown tho statemont of its correspond ent into tho waato baakot; or, if it waB opposed to Mr. Stono, a fact that was woll uuderatood around tho Capitol, it would havo oxpreBscd its opposltion oponly and nian-fashion. It omployed tho niothods of tho cut-throat and tho sandbaggor. Thero is no "dodging tho iBBUo" in this Btatomont, and thoro is no appoal from this Btatoracnt of tho roal facts and tho plaln anlmus of the Messenger in this matter. Any cno who can "seo a church by dayllght" secs this. And hcro's an ond of tho wholo mattor. Hoiiso IIIU 22. Tho Legislaturo of 1801 onacted a law rcquiring towns tunliitalnlng a liquor agcncy to pay into tho Stato trcasuryali proflt in oxccss of tou por conl on liquors sold. The law wont into cffcct Fobruary 1, 1805. Tho qucstion was rateod whothor or not tho law waa intonded to bo rolroact Ivo lu its requlremonts. Tho ofllcors admlniBtoring it rulcd that ita pro vislons woro rotroactlvo. Under tho law, and undor this rulltig, ninotccn towna roported proflts aggregating S015.7C in cxccss of ton per ceut and paid thia oxcoss into tho Stato troasury. Ninotccn townB, ulso, rcportcd proflts nggrogating 3,018.01 in exceas of ton por ccnt, but rofused to turn ovor tho monoy nccruing bofore tho law bccnmo operativo to tho Stato trcasurer. Othor towna simply ignored tho law. A test caso was acnt up to thc Su promo Court, and that tribuual dcclnr od tho rotroactivo rcquiromcnt invnlid. Now, tho towna which paid their cxcesB of proflt accruitig during tho rotroac tlvo poriod into tho Stato treaaury havo not beon rotmburscd, nor havo tho othor towna been required to pay. IIoubo bill 22 is intendcd to right whnt is evidontly a wrong, to reimbursc the towna that paid under what tho court declarcd was an illcznl conatruction of tho luw, or to couipol all the towna to pay tho proflts inquostion that uccrucd boforo tho law becHino operative. Itefund what has been paid under a wrong interprotalion of tho law, or compel all tho towna to pny thoir Bliuro of rotroactivo gains on liquor sales this is the spirit of Houao bill 22, and it ia right. Auditor Halo rccommetided the rofundiug of tho uiouey. Of court o tho rccalcilrant lowus cannot be com pellcd to pay inoney tho Supremo Court says thoy aro not legnlly bouud to pay. Tho State must, thoreforo, ob- servo tho other nltornalivo, and rcfund tho monoy it has illegally taken. To thia cnd the bill in queation ehould be come a law. Ucu. Grout on thc Philippincs. Itcpresentativo Grout makes in tho Free Press a strong and convincing preaentatiou of tho reasona why tho Unitcd States should retain the Pllil pines. In cloaing Gen. Grout said: By rotainlng the Fhilipplnes wo do not commlt ourselvos to tho pollcy of RolnR around aeoklng what Islatuls we may do vour. We Bimply ileal with thia caso aa the clrcumstancos seoiu to Justlfy. We waged war agaluBt Spaln for the purpobo of lroeinj; the people ot Cuba from tho barbarlam of Spanish rulo, and incidental ly or provldentlally tho Fblllpplnes, whoso people havo been worso treated by Spaln than the Cubans, fell Into our hamla. We struck at Spanish powor in the Fhilipplnes and wiped it out and the peoplo are free from thalr oppressors. We have also llb eratod tho Guhan people. Wo have rescued both from the Rrasp of the aame tyrant. Now on what prlnciplo can we glve the Cuban Ilberty and at tho sarao time turn the Filiplno back to the despotlsm and eztortlon of his old master? What will the Ohrlstian world aay of ua if we do this? What will the pon of hlstory say? What will our own consciences say? When, our flag waa ralsed ln the Fhlllp pinoB lt tostifled not only to our sov erelcnty over the lslanda, but gave av surance of freedom to all who should seek ita piotectlon. It was planted there by my countrymen, ln the awfulhourof bat tle, and in tho namo of llbnrty; and mtne shall never be the haud to pull lt down. I do not belleve tho Amerlcan people ap. proveleavlng.any part of the Fhilipplnes in the cruel graip of Spaln, whose guar anty ot reform has come to be known as a synonym for bad faltb. To provlde for them will doubtless glve us some trouble, but Frovldence has placed them ln our charge, and what excuse can we framo If we desert them? Our duty to this opprees ed people and the material valuo of the islands allke demand their retention. An Afternoon in Europe. Mra. C. H. Baldwin prepared n pleosant surprise on Mondny afternoon for her ossoci ates of tho Ladieg' Readiu(r Club of Christ Church. Notice of nspecial meetinof tho club was given early in the day and thero wero surmises as to tho nature of tho ontertainment dovised for tho mpmbers, each of whom was asked to brinEr a friend who waa not a membor. Sojourning with Mrs. Baldwin is her friend, Mi8a Abbie J. JlcCutclioon, of Clmrlestown, Maaa., who has recently returned from a tour in Europe. Mies McCutcheon is a keen ob server. Her oyos and senses aro alert for tho beautiful, tho grand, the humorous, tho ou rious things in lifo, and in the panorama of novcltics and wonders that unrolls boforo an American tourist abroad she found raro enjoy inent and ontertainment. for her3elf, nnd tho means of delighting and intsresting iior largo circlo of fiiends in Amerlca. Misa McCtitclieon is not only a closo nnd in tolligont observer, bntsho hns tho raro faculty of portraying in vivid word pictures tho siglits Bhe liat seen tho ways nnd charaoteristics ortho people she has met, tho ovonU nnd inoidents of travol. She was for seroral yoars presidcnt of tho Norumbega clubof Clmrlestown, a lead ing social orgamzation of that city, of which shoisstil amoniber. Kiiowing tho capasity of thoir Bister for ontertainniont nnd instruo tion the members of tho club asked hor to give an nccount of her sumnier wanderinga. Withont notos or nianuscript Miss McCutch eon resnonded nnd hor friemls woll uiulorstnnd with whnt degreo of Batisf iction AtMrs. Baldwiu's oarnest solicitation Jliss SlcCutclieon graciously consented to toll tlio Clirist Church roading club and invited guosts tho story of hor siglit-3oeinj;, niidgivo them hor unpressions of tho country nnd tlio peoplo she sawacross tlio sea It was nn aftoinooii of raro pleasuro to tho menibers of this orguniza ttoiu Miss ML'Ctituheoii is uiicouvcntional in all her ways. Sho has an easy (low of folieit ons speoclij word and goatnro, nniniatod ox pression and j)lny i f wit supply thoir part in a story that hoconies a renhty to tho liston er. Kho is not a lecturer or n jirofessional talkor.Itis tlio froo, uncoiistralned portrayal of dehglitful social conimunioii, nnd oiio'h visioii is onlarged nnd senses nwakenud till tho hstenor becoines a spei tator of tho things do scribod. Europo had iu Miss McCutchoon a highly appreciativo obuorvor. Miss McCutcheon llr.soxplalncdto hor friends that she catno to understntul in Swltzorlnnd thnt tlio colored photogrnplis from that land, which slio had sbeen nccustonied to rank with chromos, alono could give any adequnto Idca of Swlss Bcencs, Tho vorduro ln tho fertilo vnlloys nnd on tlio tnountain slopos, tho wnters of tho lnkes fcd by tho glnciors, tho cnviron m' nt of Biiowcnppcd mountnins glistonlng in tho 8iui, with tho brillinnt elTects of thoso picturesquo contrasts, find no cxpression in tho picturo of moniiingless blnck and white; tho colored photograph alono could prcsont a sug gcstlon of tho marvelous benuty and glory of Swit7orland. So nny Bynopsls iu blnck and whito cnn prcsent no truthful viow of Miss McCutcheon's descriptinns, illumincd by hor chnrm of limnncr and glow nnd onthusinsm of portrnyal. Following ia n synopais touchlng briofly upon n few of tho mnny points of livoly interest: A first oxporionco of crossing the occan, if n fortunato ono, muat over reninin tho idenl for futuro voynges; so ono counts it a privilego as woll na plensuro to liave crossed with n party of ono hundred and eighty sovon who wero do legatos to tho World's Tliird Suiulay Scliool convcntlon. hold in Lundon in July, Ih'JS, saihng fr.im Boston in tho Cunaiil steamor Untnlonin. There nro ineiiioriBs of n crowil iu tlio hright saloon, frngrant ilowors, last gifts and tokens of nlTuctiou from fiiends who say good byo with forced clieerfiilncs as tlio hour of dop.irturo nrrivesj sudilcnly wo nro alono nnd rcalizo "tlio die is east," and wo aro actually nioving out to sea. A strong desiro to coout nnd walk seizes na, but recalling nll our bravo roaolves wo ntendfustly settlo tho stnto looni nnd nro on dcck liiintiiig for tho stonmor chair, our closeat friend of tlio voyngo, I'ro tcctod from sea nnd wind, nnd wannly wrnp pud in our ruga, wo settlo ilown to tho luxiiry of idloness, which is only posiblo in similnr conditions. Kvcry ono has a book, few nto roailing. Encli al o lias a noto book, but fuw nro writing, nnd tlio days go in n charmud cir clo of inoecup.itioii, inarked by tlio tinies iu which wo uti', couveracil orslept. One no longcr wonders at tho snilor's lovo for tho sea "tlin lilue, the fresli, tlio over froo." Its iiniiiensity iuovcs us to awe, its froaliiiess brirgs now vigur. Wliittior s "lloaling of the Nins, ' its ciijni nnd storni faeinato us, as wo wonder at nian's daring, nnd t'liiistoplier Col unibiis siiddenly lii'ciiinoH tlio greutist hero in our Cfitaloguo. When seven days out wo renl izo niiothor siilu of oxistenee, and at ten iu tlio oveuiii flro is discovered in the cotton in the hold. Tho (iio diill liecniuesa roality, tho pas sago way is nlosed by iron doors, tlio uppor deck is tlirongi'd as liuge voluinus of sinoko riso alioyo tlio streams of wator which nro liiiinped into tlio doptlis of tlio sliip, iinil two hiiudrod and lifty nieii, tliu entiio lorco, fight tliis elenient iiiost druaded at sea, for foiir hours. Tlit-ro is no iianicj all aro straiigoly chlm. I'lio hishiugs of tlio lifo boats aro cnt, but wo may not neod tlieni, nnd wo do not, for nt two o'olock iu the liioriiing tlm word is pass ed ulong that. tlio iito is out. Soven baies of cottou havo beon east over board and a hugo blackened pilo on deck tostih'ed to tlio nlght's work. Koxt day threo hundred dollars is dis porsed aniong the nieii, but only grateful Iiearts oan record their debt to tlioao bravo ISritoas, llow swcct tho first sniell of tho brown oarth as wo near tho Irisli coast. A lino of low violet liills agalnst a yellow sky irarlts our courso, anu uio spars nnd ropes aro etclipcl niraiiist a liucre half-inoon into wliir.li sailing, as gcntly as on somo iniand lako. At Queenstown tho mail, newspapers, news of oaiiuugo anu oi ino ui-iateu liourgogno greet us, and then we fully realize tlio perils of tho soaand tho perila of war. At Liverpool wo pasa tho custonis easily, averring that wo havo no cigars, and nro soon at our hotel. In the eveiiing we hear Itov. Jolin Watson "Ivan Maclaren" in his own pulpit, thoSefton Fark cliuroh, and find him Still tho nuthor of tlio "Honnio Itrinr Itnali" rather than the preaclier, just as so many peo plo cau nevor tlunk of our own beloved "Au tocrat of the Breakfast Tablo" as n profesaor oi matena memca. lt ia always "up to Lon don,'' aud thither wo go iu a private train, niaking only ono stop. at famoua Rugby. riirough the fortilo fields. past snug viliages whero tlio ivy rioted over the briclc cottages, fielda bountlcd by hedgo-rows nnd nflamo with scarlet popies, by some lovely homo with battloments commanding nn esquisite view from the hill-top, in a perfect July day which bolied all my theories of English weather, though tho clouds and there were nlways clouds seemed never at rest. London. vast. wonderfuL nlmrmpd mn fmm the first. What is not enconipassed by that worui jiow me om nanies were lrauglit witli memories, literary and historical, as wo read Fater Noster Itow, Newgate, Heet stroot, Old Bailey, St. Paul's churchyard, thoStrand, Pall Mnll and Piccadilly, Hyde Park and Kotton Bow. What delicious morsels thoy becamo under tho tongue of "cabby" and thoso most courtcous of mortals, the London police. Every one seescertain things, but a reception bv tho Lord Mayor at his official residence, tho Mansion Ilouse, and a garden party on an Eng lish estato were addcd pleasures. Most cor dially Iwere wo greeted, and, as Americans, made to feel that we wero of ono race, ono destiny. In Paris n clianning weok is spent, when wo do Buch justice as wo may to tho art and his tory of this brillinnt and beautiful city, with ita palaces, its treasures, its churches, Its ar tistio apd cultirated tasto renders it the world's bost critio in many ways, and to the Frencli we owo, nnd must over owe, an immense debt. At Qeneva, whero a fino view of Mont. Blano is had, and a day on tho lako follows, we Iook up Calvin'B church nnd Rousaeau's monument, and go on to Turin by the wonderful Mt. Cems route At Genoa wo visit the famous Campo Santo, or burlal ground, also tho houso of Columbus nnd get tho viow from the hills of that beautiful harbor. At Pisa wo visit tho Baptistery, with ita fa mous pulpit, the masterpieco of Nichola Pi 8ano, the Duomo, nnd climb tho Leaning Tower, which requires cournge oven in an Am erican. Florence, Ronie, Venice, Milan, with tho olive-crowned liilla, viuo yards and liar vesta which make Italy ono vast garden, cach brings to us now enthusiasm and delight. It is nll so strango nnd beautiful that we are for over bound to that country in which Michael Angelo toilod and Dante sang,Raphael painted nnd Galileo studied tho stara. Tho Falls of tho Rhino, Ileidelberg with its fino old ruin, ivy-mantled, Bnden-Bndon with its celebrntod baths and chanuing surroundings, bring us to tho Fatherland, while Zurich nnd lovcly Lucerue link those two countriestogeth er. At Mainz wo tako stoamer to Cologno, viow tho famous cathedral and tho church which enshrines the bones of St. Ursula and her virgins. Then on to Brussels, tho "Paris of tho Northj" as it is tenued, nnd Antwerp, whero wo view Ruben's famous work, "Tho Descent from the Crosa." wliioli in hn f!.n- thedral. Across to Newhaven nnd np to Lon don, nnd with n stop at Kenilworth Cnstlo nnd Chester, wo are again at Liverpool. IIow roluctantly ono bidsgood-byo to it all, as tho stoanior Blowly nulls into tho Morsoy nnd wo faco townrds tlie New World ngain. I'luliilleld. Aftor a most distressintr illnesa of morn tlmn n yoar's duration, Tliomas R. Gibson, n votor nn of thi war of tho Rebellion, poncofully KisHuu um. oi uio inortai into tno lmirortnl ifo. Monday oveninir. Oct. 21. nu-od sovi.iitv yenrs. Tho funeral sorvieos wero Iar.'oly at- uumcii uy roiaiives anu iioigiinors at lus lato rosidonco, Wodnesday nfteriioon. Rev. Ij. F. rorinoy was assiateil in tlio services liy Jiov. I)r. Cooper. Tho intenuent was in tho villaco cemotory. Fni'.B PlLLa. Send your nddress to II. E. Buckleu & Co,, Chicngo, and getn freoBnnipIo box of l)r. King's Now Lifo Pills. A trial will convinco vou of their mcrits. Tliesu nills nro casy in netion, aud aro particiilnrly ulfev tivo ln tho curo of Coustipatiou and H'uik Hoad ncho, For Malariu and Ijivor troubles thoy havo beon proved iuvahiable. Thoy nro guar- antoou to uo poriocny lreu irom ovory ilulo torious substauoo aud to be purely vogotablu, Thoy do not weakon by their netion, but by givitig tono to tho stoniach nnd liowela grently Invigornto tho aystein, Regular sizo '25a por box. tfold by 0. Blakely, Druggiat. LcKlslntiiro of Vermont. Momtnr, Oct. 31. 8KNATK AVTRllNOOM. Thlrd Hoadlng Rofused 8. 10, provldlng for appolntmenl of woman as a guperviBor of Insano and trustoo of Industrlal school. Ayos 10, nayB 14 1 Houso bllls roforrod II. 111, legallzlng uppralsod grand llst of Victory! prand 11st. II. 112, legnllzlDg appraisal nnd llst of New port, for 1898; grand llst. 11. 23, legallzing Grand IhIo'h appraiHal and llst for 1808; grand llst. U, 44, ilnlng tho samo for Bom rsot; grand liat. II. 58, repeallng an act grautingft forry; hlghwnyB. II. 87, grant lng soparate trlals In casos where dofon ilants ato Indlcted Jolntly; Judlclary. II. 118, amondlng chartor of Newport vlllage; corporatlons. II. 110, amondlng charter of Rutland Rallroad Coinpauy, (authorlzlng tlioui to Imy stock or proporty of any other road ln this Btatoj com. on rallroads. II. 141, relatlng to conaolldiitlon of ennlngton Kluotrlo Rallway with Hooslok Rallroad Compioy; rallroads. H. 142, authorlzlng Fair Ilaven school dlatrlot to fund Its In dobteduess; judlclary. II. 143, amendlng the charter ot Barton vlllage; corporatlons. Bllls Iutroducoil. By Sonator Slayton of Washington, S. 68, to pay tho Ileaton Hos pltal tho Hiiui namod; com. on claims. For caro of Mlldred Bruwstor whlle awaltlng trial. By Sonator Platt of Rutland, 8. 09, author IzIiir tlio town of Poultuoy to issuo cortain bouds; gen.com, By St ntor Foss of Franklin, S. 70, amnnd ing tbo ohartor of the St. Alhans Electric Liglit and Powor Ootupiuyj corporatlons. By Sonator Hltt of Windham, S. 71, atuunillng tho statutos relatlng to declslon of Suprumu Court causes; judlclary. De olslons to bo reaehod by ntloastfour judgoH; falluro In this rogard wlthln slxty days to liijii ruarguting ut tho cases. Bv Smiatnr l'latt, 8. 72, nmondlng Chap. 107, V. S , rolailug to convoynuco of real nnd pnrHonul ostatu for rellglous purpo9es; jidlclriry. By Sonator Fcms, S. 73, to pay J. A. Chaui liMiluio, A. M. Iliblmrd aud S. Macomber rli s-itns tmliin.l; clnima, Bv Seimior Cuihvortli of Windham, S. 74, fMialillnp Mt. I.akn Crflamory to issuo pre Imreil hiuuk; uun. com. By Snt r Platt, a. 75, auiBlidltig charter of ih VeMifrii Vermont Street Rallway Compuj; rallrondg. Il.v Si'iiatjr y.iung of Orleans, S. 70, cs lalillshiUK an luMUiance (lepirtmont; judi ciary. 'jreatus sopnrato (h'linrtmcnt, with commlsslo'ier to ho appolnted by tho Gov ..lu... j OuiiiinLnlouHi'ii salary to bo S2.0C3: lils clrk to have not ovor SOCO feus to bo paid iu inonlhlyj commissionor must not bo in employ of any insuranoo compinj ; givos commtsMloner all powors now nou ferred by law ou sicrntary of Stato and S'ate trcasuror In oaiinectlou with tnamuure in tnrests; proscrlbes mothod of adminlster itig affalra of the ofllco. By samp, S 77, authorlz'ng county courts to roniler jtidgmuuts and chaiicollors to mako flnal deorees ln vacation; judlclary. By Senator Blodgott of Oiledonia, S. 78, annexlng tlio town of Concord to Caledonia contty; general commlttcn. By Senator l'latt of Rutland, 8. 79, re peallng Sec. 2 of IU ofac's of 1893, relatlng toHiilo and iihh of llroarmsjgHneral com. By Sonator Hltt, by request, S. 80, to pro moto tho cnse of cometories aud burial grouniis; com. on manurar.tures. By Senator Slayton, S 81, to pay Dr. C. E. Chandler, for uttendance on Mlldred Browster: claims. Passed. S. 15. to nrevent ilesecrattnn nf Amerlcan flag. 8. 22, relatlng to withdraw- aia oi ueposits in saviugs Oauk by admln lstrators or executors appolnted ln unotber Stato. S. 35, orroueous asaessment of non taxable proporty ln grand llst not to vitiate the wholo tax. 8. 47. nrovldlncr n bnaril nf four visltors and approprlating 84,800 nn- iumuy ior isorwicn universtty. Passed ln Concurronco. II. 17. the statutes rolating to ballots (makes color of Justico ballots differ from that of sample ballots. H. 52, prohlbltlng tho taklng of partrldgo for purposes of salo. H. 11G, provldiug for examiuers for candldates for admlsslon to tho bar. Slx examiners to be ujipoiniou uuuer arato auspicos.J 8onator Barnes of Addison in the chair. Adonted ln Concurrencn .Tolnt rnanln. tlons asklng for condemnod cannon, cap- mreu ut, iuo Daitie oi Manna oay, to be placed on Stato Ilouse grounds. Provldlng for prlntlnc of Gen. McCuIIoucIi'h ndilmHn bofore Vermont Ofllcers' soclety. Tliank tng Burlington cittzens for recent enter tainment. Slgned by the Governor. S. 12, changing iurui ui couniy couri wriw. Adjourned. IIOU8K ABTKUNOOK. Bllls Introduced. H. 240. bv Mr. Water. man of Chester, relatlng to discharge of mortgagea. Persons neglectlng to dis charge mortgages or liena when conditions are poriormed to ,Ue liable to nne.J Jud com. H. 241, by namo, Incorporatlng Chester Savlngs Bank and Trust Co. Com. on banks. H. 242, by Mr. Ranney of Newport, prc vlJlng for the support by the State of poor DBrsons commlttud to lail on olvll nrnpnnn. IXakes duty of carlng for them from over- seers anu leaves lt with Jallors.l Jud. com. H. 243, by Mr. Dodge of Sheldon, incor- poraung raissisquoi vane? uemetery as soctatlon. Com. on cor. H. 244. by Mr. Eestman of Ilartlanl, amendtng Sec. 4163. Includes among "in toxlcatlng liquors" beverages contalning moro than two per cent of alcohol. Jolnt com.on temperance. H. 245, by Mr. Coek of Manchester, le gallzing appraisaland llsts of Manchester. Com. on grand llst. H. 246, by Mr. Rtchardson of St. Albans city, Incorporatlng the Franklin County SavIngB Bank and Trust Co. ot St. Albans; com. on banks. II. 247, by Mr. Downer of Sharon npprc priating 85.E30 forBupport of the State Flsh Hatchery ; jolnt com, on game and tlsherles. II. 243, by Mr. George of Rockingham, amondlng charter of Bellows Falls and Sax tons Rlver Street Rallway Co.; com on rallroads. H. 249, by Mr. Luco of Stowe, relatlng to subject of poll taxes Exemnts veterans of Bpanish war; com. on grand llsts. II. 250, by same, repeallng Secs. 4626 and 4027, V. 8., relatlng to postlng of public waters Tlioso geotlons relate to fishlng, tranplng and huntlng; Jolnt com. on game and fiaherles. H. 251, byMr. Harris of Bennington, re .lating to assessment lifo Insurance compan les assessment pollcles must bear consplo uously, printed in red Ink, the words "Is sued upon the assessment plan"; judlcla ry com. H. 252, bv Mr. Chapln of Essex, amend lng Sec. 607, V. 8., relatlng to publlo In atructlon. Makes It obllgatory on State superlntondent to prepare the course of study for ungraded scuools; com. on edu cation. ir. 253, by same, amendlng Seo. 705. V. 8. Changes begtunlng of school yoar from April lst to July lst. Com. on oducation. II. 251, by Mr. Wallaco of Hartford, amendlng Secs. 705 and 769 V. S. Same as above, and also changes time for uiaklng Stato school tax payable from June lst to Septembor lst. Com. ou oducation. II. 255, by same, regulatlng admlsslon ot puplls to graded scuools. Shall not be udmitted when below school ago wlthout permissiou ot dlrectors. Com. ou oducn tton. H. 250, by Mr. Wlng of Rochester, amond lng churtur of White Rlvor Valley Rallroad coiiipany, Jud. com. H.257, by Mr. Webb of Shollmrne. Pro vldon for the discharge of mombers ot the First Llght Battery, V. N, G.J Com. on inllltary afTalrs. IT. 258, by tamn, amendlng Secs, 4372 nnd 42J0 and ropoallug Act, No. 5 of spoulal sea slon of 1898, relatlng to tho National Guard of Vermont. Orgaulzod mllltla ahall con slat of slxtoeu compaules of infantry of lifty-ouu ofllcers and iiinn eaoh, but iu caso tho national govornmont proscribos a dif foront uumbor the Govtrnor may make modltlcatloiiH to agroo, iii. iiilra ot tlio guard nhall be subjuut to nuiu ploslcalox uuiluatlon nnd woar the same unlform ua tlio mouiliero of ihu Uuited States regular army, Tho forco shall constltuto a brlgado to bo nrmod, drllled nnd Its ofllcers olaotod nnd commlsBlonod accordlng to tho Stato constltutlon and rulcs thnt tho commandor ln ohlef may prcsorlbe. Tho National Guard shall bo subject to nny provlslons that may bo presorlbed by Congross. Whon ordorod out, oommlBslonod ofllcers shall rocolve same pay as thoso of tho Unlted States army. Non.commlsslonod ofllcors ond llrst sergeants shall recolvo $2 por dayj sor goants, 81,50; corporals, 81.26; musloians and prlvatos, 8100, with transportatlon and ratlons, Membors of tho guard who havo servod ln Bpanish war shall be cred ltod With timo so spont ln Issuance ot mod als for honorable sorylce. Quartormastor gonoral ls authorized to procuro and furnlsh ench rnomber of tho First roglmont ,wlth n medal, total exponso not to excoed SCCO; com. on mllltary affairs. H. 209, by Mr. Dunton of Poultnoy, to re poal Beo. 1, No. 128, acts of 18S3, entltled anact for tho protectlon of flsh ln Iiako St. Cathorlno. Jolnt commlttoo on game and flsliorles.' H. 2G0, by Mr. Dunton of Poultnoy to provldo for lnstructlon ln Normal schools on tho effectB of nlcohol and narcottcs upon the hutnan system. Com. on oducation. H. 201, by Mr. Booth of Milton relatlng to towns havlng no contral school upon ap plication to school dlrectors puplls may be sent to towns havlng such school. Com. on oducation. H. 262, by Mr. Shorldan of Highgate, amendlng Seo. 4G20 V. 8. rolating to shoot lng on enclosod lands ullows shootlng gamo on raarsh land adjolnlng Lake Cham plain. Jolnt com on gamo and tlshorlos. II. 203, by Mr. Komp of Moutpollor, to logallzo quadronnial appraisal of real es. tato for 1894 and grand llst of city of Mont pelior, for tho yoars 1895, 18C3, 1807 and 1898. Com. on grand llst. II 264, by Mr. ICetup of Montpoller, pro hlbltlng courta from lssulng close Jall exc cutlons in actlous founded on Sec. 1CC0 V. 8. This scctlon deals with fallure of lessoo to ylold poasesslou when loaso oxpires. Judlclary com. II. 205, by Mr. Komp of Montpoller, In ad dltlon to Chap. 217 V. 8., rolating to cruolty to ttnlmals. Court may remlt portlon of lluo when animal is nurrondered for de structlon. Fines collected shall bo paid to Vermont Humauo Soclety. Judlclary com. H. 2C6, by Mr. Swasoy of Barre city, ln corporutlng Barro Realty coinpauy. Com. on rornoratlons. II. 207, by same, incorporatlng First Unl versallat Bocioty of Barre. Com. on corpo ratlons. H. 208, by Mr. Ballard of Georgia (by rr quest) Incorporatlng "The Bt. AlbauiuUH." Com. on corporatlons. II. 209, by Mr. Colby of Victory, repeal lng Secs. 411, 412, 415, 410 aud 417, V. 8., re latlng to personal proporty. Does nway with offaots agalimt porsonal proporty for dobts owiug. Com. ou grund list. II 270, by Mr. Halo of I.unonburg, ameudiug Secs. 1934 aud 1930 V. 8., relatlng to appeals In critniual cases. Appoal must bo llled on or before ilrst day of county court torm. Judlclary com. II. 271, by same, (by roquest) rolating to ofllce of exccuttvo clork. Terui shall be of two yearb' duration and salary shall be S7C0. Jolnt com. on Stato and court ex penses. H. 272, by same, rolating to luquests of solectmen shall notify State's attorney who suau aiieuu anu couuuct tlio oxamlnatton, recelvlng his usual per dlom aud travol. Jolnt com. on State and court expenses. H. 273, by same, flxlng tho pay of the clork of the Board of Rallroad Commlssion- ers at 84 per day. Jolnt com. on State and court expenses. H. 274, by Mr. Johnson, amendlng char ter of Lyndon Conter, Com. on corpora tlons. H. 275. bv Mr. Yountr of East MnntnftUfir Provldes for llcenses for nuctloneers. fee to be 85. Does not npply to publlo ofllcers. H. 270. livMr. Rlchardson of St. Alhann city, ln addltlon to Sec. 44C3 V. 8., relatlng iu uispoaai oi liquors soizeu. tiiquor con talning moro than twenty per cent alcohol shall bo 'turned over by the court to the county commlssloner, who Bhall have the same redlstilled and shall soll the same to some responsiblo dlstiller, tho proceeds to be turned over to the county tresiurer, ex copt tive per cent commlssion to be retalned by the commlssloner, who must glve a bond oi sauuu.j joint com. on temperance. H. 277. bv Mr. Shattuck of Eden. Wnll. Ing grand llsts of Eden for 1897 and 1898. uom. on grauu llst. H. 278. by Mr. Emerv of Chelsea, amnnd ing Secs. 3977 and 5332 V. 8. relatlng to the rauroau commlssion. uovernor shall ap polnt before Nov. 21, 1898, threo railroad commlssloners, one of whom the chairman shall serve slx years; also ono member to serve four years and one to serve two yoars. Each place Is to be rllled by the Governor es n necomes vacant. unairman shall re celve $1200 salary and the other member3 and clerk S1CC0 1 Com. on rallroads. H. 279, ;by Mr. Morse of Northfield, le- gaitztng appraisal anu llsts oi Northfield. Com. on grand llsts. II. 280, by same, relatlng to quadrennlal appraisal of real estato. lt aggrleved owner Is not a resldent of town he may petition tlio county court, who shall ap point three commlssloners to determlne value of property appralsed. Flnal decls lon shall be with the court. Jud. com. H. 1281, by Mr. Mllea of Barre town, amendlng statutes relatlng to duttes of listers, town clerks and secretary of State regarding Inventories. Makes sllght changes in dutles prescrlbed. Com, on grand llst. H. 282, by Mr. Campbell of Albany, pro vidlng for election ot town representatlves by plurality voto. Com. on electlons. H. 283, by Mr. Davlson of Craftsbury, to pay Harvey O. Llbbey the sum namod. Com. on claims. IT. 284, bv Mr. Glark of St. Albans town, to grant rollet (to the town 'of St. Albans. Approprlates blank dollars for bulldtng a permanent highway ln that town along shore of Lake Champlain. Com. on high way s, brldges and ferrles. II. 285, by Bame, to permlt the town of St. Albans to bond. Jud. com. H. 280, by Mr. Terrlll of Morristown (by request) amendlng Sec. 201, V. S., relatlng to dutles of dlrector of oxperlment Btation. He shall publlsh bulletlns and mall two copies to each post-ofilco In the Stato, Ho shall publlsh an annual report for free dls tributton. Prlnting expenses not to exceed 81.C001; com. on agriculturo. H. 287. by Mr. Dlckerman of Pittsford. aniuorizing nusioru 10 issue uonus ror fundlnglts lndebtedness; Jud. com. n. 283, by Mr. Revnolds of Swanton, amendlng Sec. 4172. V. 8.. rolatlnc to In surance companles. Rednces per cent of lees going to.mate treasurer anu secretary of State to forty per cent, jolnt com. on Stato and court expenses. H.289. by Mr. Gilmore of Morcan. looral. zlng appraisal and llst of Morgan for 1894, 1897 and 1898; com. on grand llst. H. 293, by Mr. Butler of Jamaica, to pay Wllllam G. WUHams tho sum namod: com. on claims. H. 291, by Mr. Ranney of Newnort. to provlde for control and support of State Normal Bchools. Governor shall appolnt board ot commUslouers to contdst of throe membors, to serve throe, two and one year each. Tbey shall recolvo 84 n day and ex penses. In conjunctlon with Stato superln teudent of educition, thoy shall establlah courses of study, tlx conditions for ndmls slon und graduatiou and lssue certiiicates for teachlug to such as shall graduate. They shall rocolve aud dlsburbti all tho Stato aud other monoy of the normal schotils, aud shall conilnot tho sohools gonorully. Ap proprlatiou uf 80.000 ls luade per year to eaoh ot tbo throe schools. Sohools shall be opeu to resldonts of the State slxteun years otagu und over, who agroo to coiuplote tho courso aud leaoh iu the Stato for two years. Tuitlon to such shall tio froo. Tho sum of 83,000 is appronrlated to bo used in makitig addttluns to the hchools equlpmentH. Ut peats exlstlug law on this subject. Com, on eduoatiuu. ' Mr. Rannev of Newnort offerod n notltlon from tho Vermont Suui'ny Sohool Assoola tlon agalnst the piusagu .nf a hlgh llceneo bill. Roforrod lo jolut coiumlttee ou tem poranco. Jotutuesolutlou uy jur, Aiion oi liyue Park that tho Houso and Sonato commlt toeson8.fi4 and H. 212, bo instructed to vlslt tho slto of the proposod chanee In town llnoB. Adopted on the part of tho Uouse. Mr. Jackson of Waterville prosented a petition from cltlzens of that town protosU lng agalnst the passago of a Ilcense bill. Com. on tem. Klllod. II, 24, llxlng tho timo of holdlng county nnd Snprttno Courts. II. 42, to nmend Chap. 151 and Chap. 139 V. 8., relat lng to road coinmlsslonor. H. 155, to amond Seo. 4731, Chap. 198 V. 8., relatlng to peddlers. Thlrd Reading Ordered. II. 123, for tho protectlon of travol upon the publlo high way. n. 141, to amond Seo. 1, Act 75, laws of 1890, relatlng to width of wheol rlrnB. II. 152, to amond Bec. 3593 V. 8., rolating to cometory commlssloners. II. 103, extend lng authority and powors of rallroad com mlssloners. II. 173. rolating to constructton of rallroad termlnals. 8. 8, relatlng to pay due do ceasod sohllers of tho war with the Klng doui of Spaln. H. 107 amondlng Bocs. 49C9 and 4908 V. 8. ratslug age of consent. Ordered to Lle. 8. 4, amendlng act in corporatlng vlllage of Enosburg Falls. J Senate Amendments Concurred ln. H. 5 ' to legallzo quadronnial appraisal ot real estato and grand llsts of town of Sharon. Senate Bllls Referred. S 23, to amond Secs. 4509 and 4577 V. 8, relatlng to pre.-ier-vation of flsh. 8, 37, to ainend Chap. 101 V. S. entltled practico of dentlstry. The report of tho Jolnt cotumlttoe on game nnd flsherios on tho rccont vlslt to tho Stato Flsh Hatchery was road by tho clerk. On motlon of Mr. Downer ot Sharon tho report was ordorod to lle and tho clork was Instructed to have the usual number printed. Read Thlrd Time and Passed. II. 31, rolating to fendors and guards for street rallway. II. 100, to givo town of West Rutland right to uso hluhway money for sldowalks. H. 122, to pay J. U. Klnlry the sum thoreln namod. S. 7, to contlnuo State Normal schools at Randolph, Johnson aud Castleton. Ordorod to Lle. II. 133, relatlng to sup port of paupers. Mr. Terrill of Morrisville, prosentfd a momorial regardiug taxing savings banks. Reforrod to com. on banks. On motlon of Mr. Caldwoll of Topsham ailjournod. Tuesday, Nov, 1, SENATK JIOIlNINa. Devotlonal exercises by the chaplaln and journal nf Mondsy read and approved. Bllls Introduc d. By Sonator I'laU of Rutland, (by request) 8. 82, auiendiug tho statutes rolailug to mlleagH'; com on rall roads, Corpora-ions operatliiff over sixiy mllos ot railroad wholly or psrtly in tho State, shall keep ou sale ltCO-mile luileugi book. By Sonator Sla-ton of Waalilncon, S. 83, amendlng No. 6J, of laws i f lbilO, so far as same relates to registratlou ot births, and changing tlrae of pulilishitig regisUn tion roport; com. on public healih, By Senator Smltb of CUi'iouden, 8 84, relating to abatemout nf nuisanceH by a cliancollnr, and in addiuon to S-cs, 4532, 4522 of V. S.; judiciaiy. Xlio provisious of sec'ionB named shall apply to abatoment of common nniaancos, aiihotigh kooper of same has not been convlcteil. By Sonator Enright ot Windsor, S. 83, incorporatlng Ascutney Mountitn Railroad Company; rallroads. By Senator Thomson of Rutland, 8. : 3, legalizing Rutland city's quadronnial ap praisal aud grand list; con. on grand list. Bv Senator Hitt of Windham (by request) 8. 87, amoudlcg Sections 4101, V. S., relat lng to investmenta ot monoys depositod in savings InBtitutions and trust companles; com. ou fluance. Makes the law apply to endowmcnt pollcles having not moro than five years to run, to an amount not oxcoed Ing elghtv per bent of present worth of paid-up value of same. By Senator Walker of Addison, S. 88, to pay W. H. Cobb the sum named; claims. By Senator Steelo of Windsor, by request. S. 89. provlding for payment of expenses of slck sohllers of the First Vermont Infantry in war with Spaln; com.on mll. affairs. Takes care of expenses of slck sohllers who were with tbeir regimeut when it was or dered on furloueh, Sopt. 5, 1898, and who had to secure medlcal attendance subse quent to that time and np to muster out. By Senator Peckett of Orange, by re quest, S. S0, to pay Frank Kenfleld and others; claims. Involves $250 patd ont to malntaln exhibit of Maple Sugar assocla tlon at Nashvllle exposltlon, By Senator Futnam of Washington, S. 91, relatlng to payment ot State aid to resl dents of Vermont enlisted ln the regular army, tho navy or the marlne corps during the Spanish war; mll. affairs. Includes the navy ln the provlslons ot the act of May 6, 1898. By Senator Thomson, S. 92, to obtaln the opinion of the voters of this State upon the queation of the repeal of the laws prohlblt lng the salo of intoxlcatlng liquors aud the enactment of laws provlding for local op tlon and high Ilcense; jolnt com. on tem perace. Provldes for a vote on the sub ject, not to bave the legal force and effect ot a repeal, but simply for the lntormatlon of the General Assembly. By Senator Toung of Orleans, 8. 93, re latlng to punlshment for contempt; judl clary. Provldes for Imprlsonment ln house of correctlon or connty jall. By same, S. 94, to prevent accldents on rallways; com. on rallroads. Imposes a flue of not more than five dollars for walk tng on the track, except in caso ot persons employ ed by the road. By same, by request, 8. 95, creatlng a dc partment of Insurance; judlciary. The commlssloner is to be appolnted by the Governor, with advlce and consent of Son ato, hold ofllce two years, may employ a deputy, and rJttv er cent ot foes rectived shall cover salary of commlssloner and de puty. By Senator Smith, S. C3, amendlng No. 244 ot laws of 1894, Incorporatlng the Mt. Mansfield Improvement Company; com. on rallroads. Bv Senator Batchelder of Bennington. S. 97, relatlng to summonlng of grand and petltlurors; luulctary. lunanges the hoor ot tbeir appearance in court from nine a. m. to two F. M. By Senator Platt of Rntland, 8. 98, amend Inc Beo. 1807. V. 8.. by enlarglng nowers of Btate's attorneys to prosecute by informa tlon. Changes the limit as to crlmea pan Ishable by death or Imprlsonment for lifo from eren to twenty years. By Senator Watson, S. 99. authorlzlnc towns to appropriate money for the pay ment of tho cbarges of Insurance companles as suretles on bonds of town ofllclals; ju dlclary. By Senator Hltt, S. 100, relatlng to the taxation ot savings banks, savings Instltu tions and trust companles; finance. Fixos a rate of one-half of ono per cent By Senator nitt, 8. 101, to pay Burt O. Ware the aum named; claims. For ox penBes incurred whlle ill witb fover atter return from Chlckamauga. By Senator Smith, 8. 102, rolating to ac tlon for libel; judlciary, Defendant may give ln notice that he has publlshed retrac tion, as ovidence in mltlgatlon of damagos, or that he has offered to pjbllsh retraction; and that ulleged libel was publlshed in good falth and wlthout malico. Uuless piafutlff prove actual uialice or lack of good falth, or falluro to publlsh retraction or offer to re tract, he sliall recover only compensatlon for actual lnjury sustuined, In no action tor libel shall exomplary or punltlvo dain ages bo altowed.J By Senator Watson, by rtquost, 8. 103, to pay J. O, Harvey tho sum named; claims. Expenses as State's attorney. By Sonator Slayton, by requost, 8. 101, in ameudmout of soctlon 6200 ot the V. S.; Judlcinry. Changes tho oomputlng of Im prlsonment ln house of correctlon from throe ilaya to two for every dollar of flne. By Seuator Saylea of Chittenden, by re quist, 8 105, rolatlug to tho protectlon of cortain btnla; gen. com. Impodea a fino for havlug lu possession tho body or fouth ers of auv blrd whose kllllng U prohlblted by Seo. 4011, V. 8 By Seuator Grilnth, 8. 100, to protect tho Stato ln tho dlstrtbutlon ot lish; gamo and ilsherles. Imposes a fino for vrtlfully de coivlng the commlshloners lu rogard to uso