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VERMONT WATCHMAN & STATE JOURNAL WEDNESDAT JULY 26, 1899 WKDNK8DAY, JULY 20 1899. RTHUR ROPE8, (Jonoral Edltor. Shatlos of Lludley Murrny, 1( tho contotnporary vatuoa the diction ary porhaps lt wlU get ono some ilay, and thus Sftvo ltsolf trouble. Wobstor's dlc tlonary says that a oongrossinan ls "a tnotn bor of tho Congroaa of tho Unlted StatoB, ospeclally of tho Ilouao of Hepresontatlves." In U80, aa tho nolghbor must know, a "con gressinan" ls alniost always a moinbor of tho Houso. And whllo it ls perfoctly truo that tho Ihrald makes plonty of allps, and that all newspapors llvo in glass houses wlth reBpect to tho Engllsh language, lt does'Beom hard that a dally nowspaper pnb llshed at tho Stato capltal shonld say "slov only UBed." Kutland Ilorald, Tho Journai. wob fully aware of tbia deflnition of a congrcsBman. Tho "troublo" is ontiroly with tho "eloven ly" tomb stono city contomporary. No matter what "Wobater'B dictionary says" aasumlng that tho book talks tho uao of tho word to indlcato a niom- bcr of tho national Houso of Repreacn tatives is "slovonly," juat aa would bo the ubo of a stono to drivo a nail when a good hammcr, dceigncd for that par tlcular purpoae, was at tho workman'a olbow. Thoro is a word, clear, pre ciao, dcfinlto in its mcaning, to indicato without ambiguity a membcr of tho Houao of Ilopreacntativcs. Not to uao it, but to pick up anotber that may mcan any ono of forty poraons moro or lcss or all of thcm in a lump, 1b "slovonly wrlting" or apeaking, tho dictionary to tho contrary notwith etanding. "Agricultural implcmont" is a good dictionary tcrm; it may mcan a rako, or fork, or hoo, or milklng atool, and many othor thinge, but if writer uaes it, mcaning a apado, ho ia a candidate for aevcro and propor criti ciam. So ia ono who writca or says congrcasman whon hc mcana ropreson tative. Tho Journal ia painod to discover that tho author of the diBquisi- tion on "Slovonly Writing," for which ho dcaervod soruo crcdit, appcurs to havo no original or indepondont ideaa or notiona on tho aubjcct, but is indebt od for his orudition primarily to tho dictionary, the dopository of many aomowhat transitory or supcrflcial reputationa for literary exnertne8s. The phrase, "slovonly used," seoms to offendtho critic,on what grounds ho does not say. It is true, as the conteni' porary suggests, that newapaper writ ing is often oxposed to the chargo of alovenlincss. It is, for the most part dono undor stress of circumstancea, and limitaliona as to time, that do not pormit of critical care and nice distinc tionB in the solection of words,ingrara matical conatruction or in orderly ar- rangcmcnt of sontoncea and clauscs. Of courao tho editor "knows it all," but lacks timc to makohiaaccomplishmonts manifcst. And thero aro thoso twiu domona, tho compoaitor and proof reader, who aro oftcn in loaguo against tho editori al writer, it ia always safo to sot down to tho credit of this pair any infelici tios of syntax, onhogtaphy, or other grammatical or rhetorical ains that may mar tho writings of nowspaper scribea. Tho Journal writers affoct not litcrary atylo or criticism, as Urutus does, but are "plain, blunt men," who call a congrcssman a reprcsentative, when that's what thoy mean, and an agricultural implomcnt a spade, when thoy are turning up the briery soils of politica, local, Stato or national, or aro grubbing in any othor part of tho wido fleld of newapaper labor. Ou the East Sldc. Tho Barre Timts is authority for tho Btatement that Wcndell rhillips Btaf ford of St. Johnebury haB consented to become a candldato for Reprcsentative in CongrC88 from tho sccond district, "unlesa thero is aome chango in tho aituation that cannot bo forcaeen." The Times does not stato on what tlcket Mr.Stafford has consontod "to allow tho uso of hia namc." This is an important omisBion, in vicw of somo uncortainty as to his political connec tiona in tbo past. His afflliations havo not bcon oxactly Republlcan, nor havo thoy becn with the Democrats. In 1602 ho was a candidate for tho ofllco of lieutonant governor in oppoaition to tbo candidatcs of both tho Republlcan and the Democratic party, in a Stato canvass preceding a national olcction, in which Senator Proctor aald "If tho Republican party maintaina its avor age majority it will bo hailcd as a Ro publican victory. If tho DomocratB reduco that majority it will bo herald cd far and wido as nn omen of Domo cratic buccobb in tho natlon." Mr. Stafford contributod to tbo roduction of tho Republican majority in that yoar, with tho diaaetrous consequonces of Democratic succesa. IIo was tho candidate for reproBentativo of St. Johnsbury, in that aamo election, against tho Republlcan nominoo, and dcfeated him. Ho was tho recognizod oratorical champion , at tho legialatlvo sesalon of 1802, of tho wookly paymont and tho woman suffrago billa, roforms againat naturo in cconomics and poh tics, and in general affairs has aoomod sotnowhat inclinod toward omotionalisni and oratory rather than hard, practlcal scnao, Novortholoas, Mr. Slafford ia a vory bright young mau. If ho haa como safoly through tho polltlcal moaBlea, and othor allmenta of juvonllity in cconomics and politica, ho may havo qulto a followlng, and add intorest to tho canvaaa in tho accond district as woll as introduco luto tho issuo an added clomont of uncortaiuty whoro ovory thing ia already sufilciontly chaotic. It ls alao currontly reportod that Liout. Gov. Batos of St. Johnabury haa fully dccided to ontor tho canvaaa for tho govornorahip. Ho ia a vory bold man who would again, and ao soon, de fy tho nutl-promotion sontimont of tho Stato. Hia candldacy will ro-opou that issuo, and it will inovitably fan into a burning flamo tho cmbors of tho Aro that was kindlod for W. W. Sticknoy in 1800 and amothorod by tho groat fraud at tho Stato convention of that ycar. But curront roport, although vory au thorltativcly atating the mattor of Mr. Batos' candidaturo as a fact, may bo in orror. St. Johnabury ls intorrogatod. An Auli-Iinpcrlnlist's Confesslon. Tho Evening Post of New York has beon inatant, in season and out of sca son, in lying about affairs in tho Phil- ippinea. With avidity it haa publiahod and exproBBed its belief in overy wretched tale that reprcsonted tho Amorican soldior aa a barbarian, ruth- iesaly shooting prisonors of war, mak- ing gamo of the Filipinos, slaughtonng thcm liko quail or jack-rabblts, wan- tonly burning tholr housca and dostroy ing thoirproporty. FromCommisaion- ora Schurman, Worcester and Donby, from hundreds of aoldiora, from tho privato in tho ranka to tho oDlcers in command, from a multitudo of authori- tativo sources camo conclueivc evi donce whero nono Bhould havo been noeded of tho falsity and gonoral blackncBB of thoso accusations. But tbo Post and its contcmporarics in in famy kopt on in their courao, making ligbt of solemn and authoritativo do niala, diBcrcditing thcm as tho statc mcnts of mon who wcre interested in pervorting the truth, and magnifying the wicked accusations aa "lettera com ing from men who had no motive to falaify." But in a lato issuo tho Post was con Btrained to print a long lctter from its own correapondont in the Fhilippines, denying the papor's hideouB tales and showing their virtual falsity. Tbo corrcspondont declarea that thoso let tera from soldiera, on the slrength of whoso improbablo statements the Post camo to the swlft and too willing con- cluaion, and cxprcsaion of its belief, that "The Amerlcan army was composed of barbarians," aro written by shirks or boasters who rcjoico in falsehoods and the senaationB that follow from tclling. IIo bIiows that no woundcd have been killed except in solf dofense; many havo been as tendorly carcd for in hos- pital as have our own woundcd; all priaoners have beon humanoly treatod; Filipinos in retreat have bcon ahot at by pursuing forces as in overy war; liouses or villaKes havo been burnod when thoy have been made an nuibush for tho deatruction of Amorican soldiors; property has been takon or destroyed as it customarily is in time of war. Rotracting uuder this flre from its own correspondent, tho Post cxpresaes a proferonce "to believo that an oc casional Amorican soldier is a liar than to believo that an Amorican army is composed of barbarians." A too will ing dispoBition to do cvil, a too atrong predilection for tho falso and malevo lont, make the Post and its compa triots in this infamoua busineas tho too ready dupes of "the occasional liar" amoug the Amorican soldiera abroad, and the omnipresent liar at homo. Remarking upon the univoraality of tho exiBtenco of Burns statuos as an evidence of the place the famous poot holds in tho affections and admiration of mankind evorywhore, a devotoo of tho bard of Calodonia, observod, "And nono is moro worthy, excopting, pos- sibly, Shakeapearo." Probably moro commomorative ilgurea of Burns, more widely distributed over tho f aco of tbo oarth, have boon sot up than of any othor poot. As to tho two mon, ex copting in the matter of pure nativity of gonius, thoro is little room for com parison. Thero is no mystery, roal or artiQcal, about tho identlty of Burns or tho authorship of his poems. As to that matter, Ignatius Donnolly's pecu liar occupation could not havo had its origin. Shakcspoaro was oBaontially a dramatist; Burns was altogothor apoet. The formor commands intellectual homage, tho lattor wins both admira tion for his mental and litorary glfta and doep affection for his good fellow ship, and sympathotic klnship to hu manity. Ono ia tho kingly Shakcs poaro, boyond tho approach of fa- tniliaritiea; tho othor, to tho world at larirc, ia Bobblo Burna. Thoro ta an otber, tho countrymon and tho poor in mind and aoul of tho ScoltUh bard, his suporlor in tho oxtont and vorsatility of his productiona, whom Scotchmon and all tho world revoronco, who has a high placo in tho affections and hom- ago of all moti without' diatinctlon of klndrod or natlon, whoso ofllgy would mako a moat fltting companion staiuo of Burna, Waltor Scott, poot, uovollst and hlstorian. Barro may woll, at somo futuro timc, still furthor adorn Spaulding hlgh achool grounds by tho addition of a momorlal to Scott. Each, and both togethor, would bo an Insplra- tion to youth, loading thom into tho bright flelds and paetures groen of Engliah literaturo. In rospect of ardont statcmcnt and countor Btatemont aa to conditiona ox- iating in and around Manila, and tho anti-imperialistic vlrulonce that is bloz ing out with llory enorgy aa tho sun and dog star meot, it must always bo borno in mind that this ia tho rainy sea son of our discontont. In tho timca of tho civil war thero were winters and mud aeasona of discontont, when croakors forosaw all cvil things and when cop perheadism becamo rampaut. But un dor tho flxod purpoao of patriotlam thoso unpropitious seasoua lurned to a glorlous summor of victory and peaco. Tho dry aooson will succeed tho rainy in Luzon, and oxiBting troubles in tho dcop bosom of the ocean will dlsappear Tho announcement was made sorue timo ago that Arthur F. Stone, pro- priotor of tho Caledonian, would go to Hawaii to rcside. It is now reportod that Mr. Stono will leavo early in Sep' tombor, and that J. W. Sault will auc ceed him in tho Caledonian ostablisb mont. Mr. Stono 18 departing from tho Stato on the evo of moro fun evor known in its previous political history, and itia passing atrango how ho can at this timc tcar himself away from "his own beloved nativo home." Mr. Sault aeems to know a good thing, and hia newapaper comrades will welcomo him back from tho prosy preclncts of busi nesa to the flowery iields and pastures green of tho publiahiug busincss in Vermont. Aaaistant Socretary Vandorlipp, of tho troasury, u Washington corrcspond ont says, thinks that tho Dowoy homo fund, which now amounta to about $15,000, contributod by moro than 25,000 persons, will bo swelled to at least $100,000 by tho timo the Ad miral rcaches tho United States. Ho thinks a numbor of persons will soon raako lorgo contributiona. Treaaurer Roborta and othor membera of tho com mitteea aro cqually confident. A touch of humor is injectcd into tho Bituation in rcspect of industrial dis turbauccs by the strike of tho New York newsboys, who aro in arma against the evening World &m Jourml. The proceedings bring out tho news boys charactoriatics in bold reliof, and the reports mako moro interoating read ing than those of the traction company Warfare. Protcct Our Food. Tho doctors iuform us that alum is a poison, and that alum bakiug powdcrs should bo avoidcd becaueo thcy make tho food unwholcsomo. Prominent hygienists, who havo given the matter most study, regard these powdors as an ovil that Bhould bo Buppreaaed by State action. In Minneeota and Wiaconain alum powdors aro not pormittod to bo Bold uulesi they aro branded to warn consumera of their truo character while in the District of Columbia the authoriticB, have under the directiou of Uongreas, adopteu regulationa to pro- hibit tho uao of alum in bread al to gethor. Are not tho pcoplo of other States, aa woll aa thoae of Minnesota and Wis- consin, entitlou to warning oi a danger which ia 'apparently menacing thcm at cloac hand, and ia not tho wholo country ontitled to abaoluto protection, aB tho people of the District of Colum bia are protected, by legislation which is ontirely prohibitive? Until wo can havo protection in the form of a statute, how can our stato boarda of healtb, f tato analysis or food commiaaions bettor serve the public than by publiahing in tho nowapapers from time to timo the names of tho baking powders which they flnd to be mado from alum? Moantimo, it will aid the houaowife in doaignating tho alum powdors to re mombor that all powdors Bold at twon ty.flvo cents or Iobb por pound aro of this dangerous clasa. Pure cream of tartar powdors aro usually sold at from forty-flve to flfty cents a pound. Kounil Kobln of tho Corrcspotidents. Wabhinqton, July 21. Tho wardo partment haa rocoivcd to-day from General Otis cortain diBpatcheB in anawor to tho round robin of tbo presB correspondcntB. Uonoral UtlB says tho nroBs correBnondontB domandod nor miBsion to cablo that tho olllcial roports Bent wero mlsropresonting condltions. This waa donled. They thon demand od tho privllego to eond without roaer- vation tho facts found by thom and tholr opinion. This waa Krantod, if public intorest waa not imporilod. Tho anawor waa not Batiafactory, and thoy tnoreioro sont t-y mau to iiong iiong. Geuoral Otia says ho is not conscious of sonding mlaroprcsentations, but HiIuhb that his despatchos at times havo boen too conBorvatlvo. Tho prosa affair appearcd to be a threat Whon tho correapondonta wero aakod to bo luformed wnerein General Otia dcapalohcB woro misloading thcy offor cd nothing tanglblo cxcopt that his concluslona wcre unwarranted. Whon told that thoy woro dlaregarding mlll tary authority, it was apparont that thoy courtod a martyrdom which it waa unwlao to glvo tliem. in a lator deapatcb Uen. Otia says flally that the cbargea mado by tbo pross corrcspondonts aro untruo. IIo adda that tho moat harmonioua rolation oxiats botwoen tho army and navy. Capt. Barkor of tho navv. who aucceed- od Admiral Dowoy in command of tho ueot, in scndlng tho roport of tho com- mander of tho Yorktown to tho navy dopartment, makoa this ondorscraont: "I am ploased to noto tho cordlal co oporation of army and navy." Atlilotlcs in Englaud. Lonuon, July 22 Lonsr iumn was wou by G. C. VaBsall Oxford 21 fcot, 94 inchea; Daly Harvard ecoud; vjarnngion narvaru tnird. iiammor throwing ovent waa won by W. A. Boal, Harvard, wlth a put 130 feot, 1 iuch. H. J. Brown, Harvard, sccomi. uunureu yaru uash waf- won by F. J. Quinlan, Harvard, timo 10 scconda; C. R. Thomas, Oxford, aec ond. Mllo run was won by A. Huntor, Cambridge: A. L. Dawson, Oxford, Bcconu. ximo i minutea, 24 aeconds. Thia ovont was concodod to tho En giisu. uuruio raco, lao yards, waa won by Fox, Harvard; Pagot Tomlin aon, Cambridge, aecond. Fox won by two yards, timo 15 3-5 aeconds. Half mllo run was won by II. E. Graham, Cambridge; Struben, Oxford, sccond; ume i miuute, Oi seconds. in win ning thia ovent Engliahmon tied tho Americana with threo events apicce Quarter mile run waa won bv C. D. Davidson, Cambridge; Boardman, Yalo seconu; t. u. aishcr, Jr., Yalo, third. Timo, 49 2-5 soconds. This practically gives the tnatch to tho Englishmon, as iney aro euro oi winntng tne tnreo nille run. Half-milo run was a big surpriBe aB au ociievo i tne AmericauB uad it suro. roin uurKo, Harvurd, of whom so much was expectcd, fell ranidlv behind in tho race und dropped out before the unisn. uign jump was won by A. K Rico, Harvard, with jump 6 feot; II. S Adair, Oxford, aecoud. lt is now evi dent that Englishmcn will win the con test by ono point, as tho three-mile run 18 conceued to JStiglotid. 11. w. Work man, UamoriUge, won the three-mile run. Strike in Clerelaud. Cleveland, O., July 23. Tho riot ing which continued tbrougblaatnight, waB renewed today and serious out- brcaks occurred. Cars were started running as usual this morniug on all but two of tho lincs. The mobs were astir early. Soon aftor ten o'clock a ttiousand or moro persons gatuered on liurton strect on tne south side and proceedcd to obstruct the track. When a car came along with two policomen on board it was attackcd with a showcr of stoues. In apite of tho poiicemen tuo non-union motor- man and conductor wcre rouchly han dled. One of the poiicemen urod at tho mob, tho bullot striking a man named Wonuick. Tho mob assaulted the olllcers, both of whom wero Btruck rcpcatcdly with Btones, and but for tho intorvention of a prieat of a Catholic church ncar at hand, the ofllcors might havo boen lynched. By this time throe cars had beon mixod up in the meleo, and a patrol wagon load of poiicemen arriving, the riotors dispersed and tho cars were taken back to tbo barn. Shortly before noon a mob of 3,000 peopio aaBomoieu at tno cornor or l'e trio atroet. Tho ofllcere ordered the mob to disperao whon tho motorman attemptcd to romovo the obstruction from tho track, but tho riotors ahowed flght. Thcn Sergcant Burrowa and tho ono aoldior with Uxed bayonets faccd tuo mob and attempted to clear tho way. xnero was a snarp ugnt ior a fow minutcs during which a perfect snowcr oi atonea iell about tbo dotec tivo and the soldiors, smashing tho car winuowB. A Euclid avonuo car loaded with nassencrers was wrecked bv an exnln aion of nitro-glycerine. Four people woro Dadiy rjurt. Cleveland. July 24. Dynatnitinir by tbo strikers was continued Sunday night. They woro at work early thia morning blowing up a car on tho Paina villc and Eaatorn suburban line, noar Euclid Creok. The motorman, aunion man, was sovorely hurt. Tho uuion mon aro running suburban cars as far as tho city limlts to carry tho mail. How it happcnod that a union crow was attackod ia puzzling. Captain Zim morman, commander of tho troopa for strike duty, has ordered all soldiers in tho city on duty to-day. This adda three companios of ongineers, compa ny D (colored) and battory A, and ox hausts tbo mayor's rcsources. At 12:15 to-day a lad nfteen yoara old, aon of a butcbor named Cornweitz, cricd "scab" at a crow on a big consol idated car on Orange stroot. Tho con ductor got off, chasod tho boy, and flnally ahot him doad. The bullot piorcod his forohead. Ralph Hawley, tho conductor, is undor arrest. The tragedy has worked up the rosidenta of Orange stroet as sevorol other childron woro killed horo at provious atrikea. The polico and militia aro prepariug for bloodehed in oaruoat. Dowoy at Trlcstc. New Yokk, July 22. A World dls- fiatch from Trioste contains tho fol owing: Admiral Dowoy askod what progrees was being made to negotiato poaco with Aguinaldo. Whon told of tho roport that Aguinaldo was again showing a disposltion to make poaco, Admiral Dowoy said: "I am glad to hoar it. I bellovo that poaco can bo mado with the insurgonts long boforo the rainy season is over. I think that Aguinaldo roally wauts to ond tho hopoless Btrugglo, and that the war will closo boforo wlnter woatbor comca. "Tho iiowb of tho pronaratlona for tny recoption in Amorica frightons mo. I almost think I would rather go back to Manila. I want to go aahoro hore, drlve about, drink tho alr, and keep oway from banquots and crowds." Tricato wont wlld wlth oxcitomon upon tho arrival of Admiral Dowoy. wuon tno Admirars socrotary an nounced, in a hoart brokcn tono, that Dowey'a Chlnoao scrvant had thrown his wholo mail ovorboard. moro than C00 unonenod lottors. aont from all pnrts of the world to Tricato, ho lay back In hia chalr ond louched. "I am glad of it," ho oxclalmod. "1 won't havo to answer thoso lottora. Why, It's ono of tho luckicst things that has bap- peneu sinco l iell Amorica." T1HE8TK, July 21. Admirnl Dowov and his olllcers luudod to-day uud mado ofllcial calls upon tho local dignitarioB. unueu otaies ministor llarrts gavo a bauquot to-uight at Hotel de L'Villo in honor of Admiral Dowoy. Tho guosts woro nmueu to imriy-uvo and included tho olllcers of tho cruisor Olympio, membors of tho Unitcd States dolcgi tion and tho Amorican consula to Aua trla-ilungary. Tho affair was Btrictly privato. Tho healtb of Admiral Dowey wus uranK Btonuiug, anu ltoprosonta' tivo Goorgo Edmund Foss rosponded 10 ine loasi "i no Amorican avy." jiir. uarns men proposcd "Tho t ap- iain anu urow oi tbo Olympio," and rcquoBted Admiral Dowoy to rolato something of tho battlo of Manila rno Admiral renl ed: "I onlv know that having askod tho stcward for eomothing to drink ho gavo me luko- warm, weak colfeo, which made mo foel qulto eick; but my flag lioutenout kept tho record and I invite him to spook." Flag Lleutenant Brumby sald: "I was a midahinman under Admiral Dowoy and ho toucht mo not to talk, bo I will onlv sav. Dowov did it." Admiral Dowov roso ocrain and said "You ask mo about tho guns and tho Buporiority of our flring. We flrod ten shots a minuto with our flve-inch guns againBt thrco aholB a minuto bv tho Spaniarda. I found at Manila no moro neutrol flag than tbo Austrian." Al tniB pnint Mr. Harris interposed. saying: "Auatria ia sincorely friondly 10 uie umieii aiates." Admiral Dewev thon addressed him self to tho Olvmnia's chiof encincer and said that ho had contributod to tho succosB of the ship in entoring tho Bay oi Aianua dv admlrablo Bteaminc. bnnging the snocd un to oichteun knols immedlately whon ordered to put od iuu Bieam. IN TJIE FAR EAST. Manila. Julv 23. A Filinino nriest. nameu Agnpay, is wlth tho insurgonts. trying to leau a movemcnt lortno indc- pondence of tbo church in tho Philip- pines from the Sponish priesthood. Ho has lssued a proclamation deolarine himself tho vicar general of all tho Fihpino nriosts in tho districts outside of Amorican control on tho Island of Luzon and is incitinc tho nriests to disoboy tho regulationa of tho church and brothorhoods. Tho archbishop of the district has issued a bulletin ox communicating Agripay and this action has increased tho feeling botweon tho Filipinos ond the church. washington, Julv 24. Gon. Otia notifled the war dcpartment thia morn ing ot tho arrival of tho trausnorts Zealandia July 23 and tho Sheridon July wnn oitectivo rcinforccmenta, in cluding the flret foro of colored flght- ors, conBtituting a battahon of tbo Twonty-fourth infantry. Tho Zealandia carriou ouu monandtbobbondan 1,00(3 juanila, July :u. Tbo campaign against tho mountuin robber bands ot Negros was moro succeaaful thon re porteu. iiyrne witb bis seventy men killed one third of tho four hundred und flfty assombled including tboir leader. A body of robbors was attack ou oy tjieutenant ISvans and a dotach mont of tho Sixth infantry. Thoy killed three and capturod ono robbor. They captured, alao, 100 hoad of stock, many apears and bolos, large quantities of provisions and destroyed 100 huts. Thero woro two casuBltiea in Byrnes' light: Privates Davis S. An derson killod and Albort C. Jcnks slightly woundod, both of K Company Korcicn Ncws. uerlin, Jiuy M4. Turee persons woro killed, aixteon senously woundcd and a hundred prostrated by ligbtning ycBteruay at tno gymnastic tournament at Ubariottenburg, province of Brond cnburg. London July 23. All the morning papers navo long euitorlals exprossing congratulations on tho success of tho Engllsh toam at tho athlotlc mcet Sat urday. Tho two teoms wero givon a dinnor baturday night by the (Juoen's club, at which Ambassador Choato waa ono of tho atter dinner spoakora. On riBing ho aald: "As tho reprosentativo of a boaten nation (crios of 'no, no'3 1 havo takon a losson in diplomacy." Mr. Choato also said ho had learned that two nations could oppoao each othor and flght it out to tho bittor ond and yot remain good frienda. In con ciusion ho said: "I believo that no question can arise betwoon the two na tions that cannot be eettled with tho utmost friendBhip and good will. We havo no apology to offor. We camo very noar victory, and all I ahall over aak is an opportunity to try again. I bolievo each nation has somothing to learn from tho othor, and I hopo these couteBts will be yearly renowod, and tho voung man of England and Amori ca leurn to love each other aa brothors. Nothiug could bo better for tho culii vation of friondsbip betwoon tho two countrioB." Toledo. O., July 23. The Cincin nati, Hamilton and Dayton elovator, locatou at iiiast roieuo, was nurneu to night. Tho losa on tho buildlng and contonts is fully a mlllion dollars. It is not known how much inaurauco was on tho 900,000 bushels of wheat but on tho bullding tboro ls tfioo.wu in var ious companios. Tho work of tho II re dopartment was futile, except as aur roundlng proporty was protected. New York, July 21. Tho following cablo has beon roceived by Mayor Van Wyck: "Triesto, July 24. To Mayor Vau Wyck, New York. Lottors rocolved, invitation accepted. Expect to'arrivo about October 1. Will cablo doflnitely from Gibraltar, havo wrltton. "Dewev." Uurro. Oltv Enclminr O. B. Carrlnr ls vlsltlncr ln Morodlth, N. U, Mrs. Ilohert Inalla and daushlar Itoae vlslted ln Wattsflold laat week. The caso of State azalnst Charlea Mllno. for perjury, has boen continued. Mls.1 Kozor ot Jllnnoanolln. Mlnn.. Ia vls- Hlng Mra. 11. N. Untts. hor slstor. MIss Lona M. Clmrr.li nf Wnnt Tannlinm ls bookkooper for A. J. Young & Co. MIbb Annofl Itrav of Uartford. Conn.. Ia viaitlng Mra, J. E. McSwoonoy, hor slstor. The Ootisrocratlonal Bunilav.anlinnl linld a plonlo Saturday aftornoon at Dowey park. Mra. J. T. Mnrrlon Ia vlaltlna Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Dolany, her paronta, ln Burling ton. MIssoh Badlo and Florenco Alden of Now York are viaitlng Mrs. 8. B. lluso, tholr aunt. Mra. Willlatn Braloy of Klba. N. Y.. 1b viaitlng at tho home of Uov K. W. Cum- mlngs. Mlsaos Orace and Franklo Greo of St, Johnabury are euesta of Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Fay. Dauehtera were born last week to Mr. and Mra. U. U. Uoroy and Mr. anu Mra. Al. e, Jackaon. Mlas Inez Ilayford haa been the gneat of Mr. anu Mra. FranK k. uowe uurmg mo past week. Mloa Marv EvanR of Watertown. Maaa.. waa the euoat laat week of Mr. and Mra. E. A. u. uinuop. Hon. and Mra. Vlctor I. Snear of Itan dolph, wero gueats laat week ot Mr. and Mra. W. P. Morao. Dr. J. II. Bmtth and MIss Jennlo Smlth of St. Johnabary wero gaeata of W. A Smlth over laat Onnday. Mrs. George T. Svraaey and son Harold went last week to KorthamDton. Maaa.. to vlalt Mra. Bwaaey'a mother. Dr. O. N. Barber has been annolnted ad mlnlatrator ot tho eatate ot the late Lovl Mallory of Eaat Montpelier. Edltor Joaenh B. Dver of Concord. N. II.. a forrner socrotary of the local Qranlto Out- ter'a union, ia vlsltlng ln town. A full account of the ezerclaea connected wlth unvelllng the Burns monameut may bo found elaewliere ln tlils paper. Nearly three hundred tlcketa were 8 old at Jiarre laat aauirciay evening ior iuu moon llght excuraton on Lake Champlain. Conrt Granlte City. Foresters of Amer lca. wlU hold lta annual ritcnlc in Cliorry vale Grove ou Saturday afternoon, July 29. Mr. and Mrs. A D. Glllev returned laat Thuraday from the Thouaand Ialanda where tney nave been enioying a two weeKs' va cation. The caso of State azalnat J. E. Itolllna for obtalnlng liquor at the agency under falno pretencea waa nol prossed laat Wedneaday morning by Juatlce A. u. Fay. A. W. Barnov of Acworth. N. H.. and O B. Barney of Orange, Maaa., father and brother of Judge W. E. Barnoy, havo been at Hia nome uuring tue paat weeK. Manager W. W. Lapolnt returned laat Thuraday from New York and Boston wboro lie HaB been booklng attractlona ior the comlng aeaaon at tho opera houso. The caae ot State against Albert Bennett, charged wlth larceny, waa heard laat Wednosday before Juatlce A. G. Fay, and reanlteu ln an acquittal ior tne reaponuent Mlchael Uart dled of typhold fever last Tnurauay at uranlteville. Lie waa a nuar ryman, and was thirty-alz years old. Tho body was takon to Deuamora, N. Y., for burial. A barn holonging to Whltcoinb Brothors, located at North Barre waa burned thia morning. It waa lllled with machinery, aome oi wnlcli waa saveu. Loaa !.',WU; ln' aurance si.buu. Kov. J. B. Iltchardaon of Illawatha, ICan., a ormer aHalatant to Profesaor Jacob Snaulding in tho old Barro academy haa been in town duriucr tho past, week the gueat ot Charlea A. Smlth, a former claaa- mate. W. A. Carpenter, Clarenco Gladdlng, Warren Beck, Creamor AlUm, Charlea Hoaa, Cady Averill, ilohert Burns, and Itlchard Connor attended tho State Fireman's con vention and tournament at Bennington laat weok. The funeral of Louiaa lianlolll waa held Saturday afternoon from St. Monlca'a church. Tho burial was ln the Catholic cemetery. The proceasion from the church to the cemetary was headed by the Trana atlantic band. Prof. G. B. Ilarrlngton of l'rinceton, 111., ia viaitlng Aaa Harrlngton hia brother. Mr. Ilarrlngton ia accompanled by hia wife, and thia ia hia flrat visit to Vermont for aeveu teen yeara. Prof. Ilarrlngton ia a member of the Illinola Btate board of education. Caaalua Barrett who waa released from tho Montpelier jall laat Thuraday aftor aerv ing a aentence of tlttoeu dayB for Intoxlca tion waa re-arrested by ConHtable Bnchan an on a chargo of obtainlng liquor from tho city agency on falae preteuses. For thia ho was fined S10 and coata by Juatlce Fay which he palil. The llght flngered geutry were very act ivo in the crowd at Barre during tho pnblic ceremonlea on Friday. Among their vlc tlraa are J. U. Brockway, Wllliamatown, 850; A. IT. Strong, Orange, 812 and a hank book with 8200 depoalta, and peuelon pa pers; J. M. Kent, Barre, a little money and valuable papera;M. W. Wheelock, check n Montpelier Savinga Bank, and papera. S Mra. P. S. Prlor dled laat Wedneaday evening at hor home on North Main stroet after an lllneaa of several inontha with can cer of the atomach. Deceaaed was born in Jericho, She waa sixty-nlne yeara old and had llved ln Barre for the paat twenty-four yeara. She leaves a hueband and one daughter, Mra. Frank Morgan of Barre. Funeral servlcea were held Saturday at one o'clock, Kev. J. A. Sherburne oftlclatlng. Burial was ln Hope cemotery. The new opera houso acenery was placed ln poaltion laat week by Charlea S. Huiest, genoral managor of tho Huleat Thoatrlcal Scenery Company of Troy, N. Y. Tho acenery consists of nlne complete sota, four lntorlors and llve exterlora. The interlor Bcenes conslat of parlor, plain interlor, kitehen and prlaon. Tho exterlor are gar den drop wlth winga to match, a mountaln path scene, an antumn landecape and drop water scene, and an ocean acene. During hia vlait to New York last week Manager W. W. Lapotnt cloaed coutracta for the "Little Mlnister," the "Heart of Maryland," "Under the Dome" and "Ohat tanooga" for appearance at tho Barre opera Iioubo during the comlng season. Mr. La polnt also haa asaurances from the booklng departinent ot Charlea Frnhman that he would he able to aecure "Ziza" and "Be cauao She Loved Him So," wlthin tho next few montha, Manager Lapolnt already has aeventy-four attractlona hooked nnd the thoatrlcal season ln Barre during the com lng fall and wlnter promlaea to be brllllant and attractlve. F. E. Langley, edltor of the Barre Dally Times waa ansaulted Thuraday evening by Angelo Scamplul, an Italian merchant. Mr, Langley waa atandlng ln front of the Btopa leading to hta offlce when Bcamplnl Btruck him a aavage blow.knocklng him In to tbo gutter. Bcamplnl waa at ouce ar reated. He was taken before Juatlco A. G. Fay and bail in tho Hum of 8C0 waa fut nlahod for hU appearance next Monday when the caae will have a hearlng. The aaaault grow out of au artlole publlahed ln the Timei a few daya ago, ln wutch lt waa Intlmated that Scaniplnl was recelvlng a coumilsslon for Italian help hlrod tu Boaton to work ou the Barre water worka. Although atrenuous efforta have boen made to auppreaa the Informatlon from apreadlng, lt U a fact that thero are on l'leaaant atreet sovon pronounced caaoa of dlphtherla. The famillea thua alUlcted aro those ot John Taylor, Joaeph Barker, M, Parka and Mr. Tradd. In tho home ot the latter are throe casea. The canae of the dlaease Ia attrlbuted to lmperfect sewerage, and aB the houaes mentloned are uear to- Bother tho oxplanatlon aeems plansible. These honses aro atrlctly quarantlned and tne imperiect sewera nave beon repalred. Wlld rumora that the dlseaae Ia epidemlc ln that part of the city, and that lt extatR on Twentyflfth street were cnrrent Saturday, ui iuoso reporia couiu not ne venneu. The health ofllcer and phyalclans ln cbarge of the casea are allve to tho danger ot the sltua lon and will do all ln their powor to prevent the nnread of the acourse and to stamp it out whero lt now exlata. At a meottns of tho cltv councll held laat weok, J. W. Gordon and E. W. Blabee were appolnted addltlonal counael to aaalst City Attornoy Barney ln tue ault oi tne Stauord Iloldeu Company againBt tho Barre water aystem for power damages, which ia to bo heard on July 27. The Burna monument waa duly accepted by the councll and school coffitntasionora in elaborate reaolu tlona. The nreeentatlon waa made by It. W. Inglis, Jamea Camphell and Alexander M. Smlth. A commltteo from the local branch ot the Granlte Cuttera Union ap peared before tho board and enquired If the plty was adoptlng the padrone aystem ln mnng ioreigners to worK on tno water aya tem extenBlon, without flrat advertialng ln tho State for help. The Union ls strenu oualy oppoaed to tbia aystem. Mayor Gor- uon repueu tliat tho men had been hired by the day and that no one had been pald any parcentage. A resolutlon waa adopteu provldtng ior tho laauo oi 5100,000 in water worka bonds. Buildlng permlts were granted to Georgo P. Lund, Daniel Klnea ton, Mra. Annie Gardlnor, A. B. Averill, W. H. Uolalngton. O. H. Hale and W. II. Lane. A petltlon, aaktng for a water main on Franklin, Worthlngton and Tremont streets waa referred to the water commltteo and the petltlon aaking for a hlghway off Pleaaant stroet was referred to the street committoe. Cabot. Guy Brltt and wlfe are .in town on a va- catlon. S. H. Halnos and wlfe of Waterbury vls. ted bls father, P. F. Halnos. Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Southwlck of Boston aro vlsltlng rolatlves ln town. Frank and Bradford Allon. nenhews of Mrs. F. B. Cate, from Portlaud, are viaitleg her. G. F. Harvor ls ln town. It Is oxnocted that Mr. Ilarvey's automblle will bo the next to arrlve. Carda are out announclng the marriace of Selden O. Smlth and Miaa Knima Rltchle of Barnet. Auguat 10. Miaa Flora Stone of Laconla. N. II.. and daughter of Uon. Charlea P. Stone are ln town viaitlng rolativea. The creamory made 25.500 nounda of but- ter in June and pald aoveu centa for butter or twenty centa for fat. Mr. and Mra. Harry Coburn and dauehter and Burnle Coburn of New York city have been in town ior a lew uaya. The creamory made 25.500 nounda of but ter ln June. It pald ita patrons aeventeen cents per pound for butter or twenty cents for fat. Mra. Albert Noyea haa again been so un fortunate aa to rebreak her knee. It la feared that complete uae of the llmb can never be had. Rev. II. J. Kllbourn of Alburgb Springa occnpled the pulplt in the Congregatlonal church laat Sunday. Mr. Kllbourn will preach in Bradford next Banday. MtaseB Suaan and Mary Storyare in town. A mlnatrel entertalnment will be given under the auapices of the Good Templara the ovenlnga of August 3 and 4. The en tertalnment will be given by local talent and will he of a varioty and character that will please any ono. George Tebbetta had two buahela of atraw herriea atolen one ntght last week. It aeems a plty that anyone can become so low aa to ateal auch hard gotten galns from a hard, thrifty aud lnduatrlouB toiler. Sus picion haa become somewhat strong on the mlacreant and lt would be advlaable for auch party to make reparation. They may flnd that "the way of the tranagreasor la hard." Groton. John Gamble ls viaitlng ln Barre. Bort Gardner la at work ln Topsham. W. B. Ladd waa ln Bradford, Friday. Ed Emery of Newbury, waa lu town Frl- uay. MIss Euilly Corey la at work in the Times oflico. Mrs. Willlam Ordway arrived in town Saturday. Mr. aud Mrs, P. L. Sargent are viaitlng ln Topsham. C. F. Rohlnaou of Montpelier, waa ln town Thuraday. Charlea Evana is ut work on Jamea Froat's new houae. Tho Groton Granlte Company have put on aeveral new men. Editor Lord and famlly wero camping at Groton pond, laat week. H. C. Whltehlll and wife of Waterbury vialted ln town laat week. Mrs. Emma Lang aud son of Manchester are viaitlng at I. P. Dunn'a. Mrs. Lilla Coffrln la vlsltlng her aunt and other rolatlves ln Bradford. Poatmaster Carpenter and famlly are at Groton pond for a few days. The Ladiea' Aid held a social at Mrs. A. M. Heath's, Friday afternoon, George Carpenter haa hia work on tho Mrs. Wllson houso nearly completed. Misa Eather Hathaway of Montpelier ia in town viaitlng Mlas Gertrnde Cocbrau. Elocutloniat Reynolds will glve an enter talnment at tho Methodlat chnrch, Auguat 0. Nell Mcllay loat a valuable borse by Ughtnlng during the thunder shower Fri day. Tho Knlghta ot PythlaB1 social which was to be hold Friday evening waa poatponed on account of the weather. The romatna of Mra. Ilarvoy Rlcker were brought from Minneapolla to Mclndoea Falls, her former home, for burial Satur day. Mrs. Thomas Corouth and daughter Rosa are looklng for a buildlng lot. If they can aecure one sultable and at a reaaonahle prlce thoy will build thia summor. During the shower Friday afternoon, the wlnd blew the roof from Solomon Ander son'a ben houae and moved the bullding from Its foundatlon, nearly tipplng lt over, It alao noarly destroyed the buildlng of L. G. Welch, which waa nearlng completlon. Middlesex. Clark Drown ot Bolton apent Sunday in town. Lewla Shantell vialted hia son at Barre last week. Mr. aud Mra. Luclan White vialted at Waitsfield last Saturday. Mra. S. O. Baxter ls viaitlng her slster at Randolph for a few daya. Miaa Mary A. Foster of Waterbury la via itlng Mra. M. J. Ilerbert. Mra. Ann Welllugton ot Fltchburg, Maaa., Ia Bpendlng a few weeks at her home in town, II. II. Vaughn and Miaa Mary Vaughn ot Worcester, Maaa., are viaitlng at J, B. Ohamberlln'a. F. B. Mllea and i Albort Taplln were ln Burlington on Thuraday making the trip on their wheela. Mia. Ilarvoy Eddy of Waterbury Center ia caring for Mrs, Nolson Chase who ls 111 aud attended by Dr. Plerco, Mra. F. J. Seaver ot WattBtleld apent a porttou ot tho week at tho home ot her par onta, Mr. and Mrs. J, W. Eagan, Paul A, Lewla and the Mlaaos Amell, who have been viaitlng at the home of Mr. Lew is' parents, roturued to Maasachusetta last Baturday, It ia reported that oporatloua on the new bridge will be commenced aa aoon aa the new liquor ngency cau be placed ln run ning order, aa theu a more aubatantlal atructure wlU bo necessary to accomodate the pnbllo.