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VERMONT WATCBMAK & STATE JOURNAL. WEDNESDAT SEFTEMBER G 1899.
3 WEDNKHUAY, 8EITEMUEK G. 1899. ARTHTJR nOPEB, Oenoral Edltor Tlio DroyfuB Trlnl. Itoporte from Ilonnca iudlcato tlmt tho triul in which nll tho world ia tiik int? so profouutl au intcrcBt is nearii its ond. lt is at loaat procccdlnij Bpocdily to ila cioao. ConQdoiicu 1b cx pressed ttmt tho toatimony wlll bo coin plctcd tho work. What willtho vordictbo? 1b tho quen ruiacd oa cvory houd. Truth has bocn marcbi-g on ut ltonnes in tho latcr iti cldcnts of thc trial. It haa beconio cloar to all who have followcd tho dt velopraont8 of tho trial thnt Droyfiu did not write Iho bordercau, whatevtr else ho may have done; but from tho couBtnnt rccurronco of tho prosocution to this point, and iho Tolutuo of ovi denco BOURht for and ngainst tho nc cusation thnt Dreyfus was tho author of tho documcnt, it has bcou plain thnt tho truth or falBity of this chargo is tho main considoratiou in tho rninds of tho judges. They havo followod with closet intorest all tho evidouco, good, bad and Indifferent, on thiB point, from that of thc experts in handwriting who havo Btood by their original toatimony that tho handwriting waa or was not tho handwriting of Dreyfus, or of thoso who at the first trial teBtifled adveraely but havo ainco revcrsed thoir judgmcnt on this point, down to tho absurd and worthlcaa deraonstrationB of Bertillon, tho BcieutiBt, that tho documont wqb tho work of tho prisoner. Expert tostimony has boen produced to show that the bordercau was tho work of Esterhazy, and witnesBes who held the belief in 1894 that it was writ len by Dreyfus now exprcss tho con viction that the hand which wrote tho inatrument was Eaterhazy'a. It haa not been ehown that tho documonts enu merated in tho bordercau, all or siugly, werc ever delivered to a foreign powcr by Dreyfus or any body elae. Germany, the power to which it was believed or charged the iuformation enumcratcd in the bordereau had been conveyed, has denied any knowledge whatover of the documenta in question. It is thereforo believed or hoped that the judgos wlll find in these circumatances reaaon for acquitting Dreyfus without necea sarily condemning their suporiors on the general ataff. But this iasue of tho trial would not satiafy Gonerals Mercier, Roget, Gonae and othera who are aeoking tho con demnation of Dreyfus. Events of tho post few daye baYO rendered thia cabnl of ormv cftlcers desnerate. Aa had al- ready been aurmised, it ia now again intimated that, in the atreaa of existing circumatances they may abandon their contention that Dreyfus was the author of this bordereau and iusist that tho accused was a co-conspirator with Eb torhezy and othors. At tho timo this move was Drst Buggested it seemed quite incredible, os it would bo recciv ed as a confcsaion that tho caao of tho geuerals had completely collapaed. Iteapecting pending contingonciea of tho trial the correspondeut of tho New York Sun, writing from Rennea, aays: Supposo tbat a wltnesa o( jirowinence uliould declaro that Dreyfas, Esterhazy aticl Welll wero co-traitora. Supposo two days later the judco, who waa appolntod on ap. plicatlon of Major Carrlere, the Rovernment pronecutor, to take the testluiony of Du Paty de Clam, should in bringlng hla dopo sltion, Inform the judges that it was a death-beil revolation to the court, and it should declare that the threo traitors wore Dreyfus, Eatorliazy and Welll. Thore would bo one inevitable effeot. Tlie prea ont court martial would no longer be able to partially evado responslbility by decid Idc the case on the borderean alone. They would be compelled to meet tho full issue. They would havo to condemn the wholo general staff or condetnn Dreyfua. Havo these seven raen the tremendoug moral courase reqaigite for an honest verdict in hucIi circumstances? What gball bo sald of the flendlah ingenU' ity and stnpendouB andaclty which are cre- ating thiB situation? If the judges should yleld to such deviliah, but almoat over wheliuing influence from the heads of their professlon in the face of such evidenco of the prisoner's innocenco as haa been pro duced durlng the past two or three dayp, It would be almoat euough to preclpitate au arcby ln France. Impartlal obaervera, how ever, mnlntaln their faitb In the honeaty of the Beven men gltting aa judges at thia conrt-martial, but the above deacrlption of a poBBlble Hltuatlon doea not ozaggerato the terrlble dllemma In which they may be placed. Tho corre9pondent writes that Drey fus' dofendors expect to bo compelled to mcct exactly the Bituation ubove de scribed, and that it is poBaiblo they are arraed with weapona for tho comploto destruction of tho plot and tho plottors. It is posaible that tho tables will bo turned upon the conapiralora by tho production from tho war ofllco at Itomo of the originnl documenta of trenaon with their Bource indlcated boyond doubt. It wlll bo shown that theeo documenta could not havo omanntcd from tho prlsonor. "Such a thundar- clap," writes the Sim's correspondont, "might woll como at tho prosent mo mont, and far tnoro efffctivoly from tho talian thau tho Gertnan sky. But truth Ib gaining Btrength, hope and courago. bucn uespcrato tactica may K ptSCRlPTlVF CIRCULAR fRtt?! MAGEE FURNAC'E CO., BOSTON. w fl l M Wlll III ! Aconts for Montpolior, Barro and vicinily l'eck Hro3., Montpelier; Fhelps Broa., Barre; C. I). Robinson, Waterbury; J. A. Stafford, Stowe; Mulliken & Davib, Wells Rivor; G. W. Tillottaou, Northfield; Tuopcr & Grnham. Uotln l. Fiftv-Eight v ' acknowledgcd the couutry over aa the leading National Family Newspaper. Recognizing its value to thoso who dcsiro all the news of the Stato and Na tion, the publiaher of Tiie Watciiman, (your own fovorite home papcr) haa ontered into an alliance with "Tho New York Weekly Tribune" which cnables him to furnish both paporB at thc trifling cost of $2.00 per year. Every fartner and cvery villagcr owes it to himself, to his family and to tho community in which ho lives acordial eupport of his local newspaper, aa it worka constantly and untiringly for his intercsts in every way, brings to his home all tho ncws and happeniues of his neighborhood, the doiogs of his fricnds, the con dition and prospects for diffcrent crops, the prices in home markcts, and, in fact, is a weekly vipitor which should bo found in every wide awake, pro grea8ivo family. Juat think of itl Both of theso papers for only $2.00 a year. Sond ell aubscriptions to The Watciiman, Montpelier, Vt. bring coufusion and violenco for the momcnt, but the downfall of tho con spiratorB ia at hand." Ohio Dcinocrncy. The Democrataof Ohio, in thoir plat form utterances, have gratifled their political eneraies, jf such enemieg 6ould take pleaaure, in a crlsis in na tional affairs, in seeing thoir opponents array thomsolves in opposition to tho honor and the material intoresta of the government. The Ohio conveution is not tho na tional convontiou of the Domocratic party, but its poaltion on loading qucs- tions of public policy ia an todication of what may be tho attitudo of the na tional party on thoso qucstions. Whon the Ohio Democrats tako the erouud that tho Unltud Slates should abandon the Fhilippine8 to the Filipiuos, and characterizu the administratiou's of- forts in behilf of order and civilizatlon and good government in tho archi polago as an attompt"to cru&h and de stroy dawniug ropublicanism in tho Orient,'' they aro headin tho party towards tho fatal atand tho Democrats took in 1804 in opposition to the war for the muinteuauce of tho Union. Tho thin disguiBO of admiration ex presaed for "tho valor and glorious achievements of our gallant boI diera and sailors" will not save tho party frotn tho ovorwholraiug con dcmnation of tho American poople, and tho very men whoso doeds it 1b lauding. Taking this attitudo in re spoct of tho war in the Phillppinea, tho party ia courting the doora thatover took it at the polb in 1804. It ia sllght conaolation to pnrtiaau political feoling that this course will ronder Ropublican trlumph eaBier in 1900. The declarationa of tho Demo crats at Chicago in 1804 rcndored tlie atsurance of a Ropublican victory doubly Bure, but they nursed Confedor- ate hopo of a favorablo diversion in tho North. Then as now tho government was preparing tho flnal blow againBt tho forces arraycd againBt it. Tho Confedoracy waB tottering to its fall, ua Aguinaldo's sham of o dawninc re- public in tho Oriont ia on tho vergc of disporslon. Democratic support, now as then, will not chango the result. It may for a whilo poutpono tho end, aud ronder its accomplishmont more dilll cult, moro coatly in lifo and troasure, but the ond will como, and it will bring blessinga to tho peoplo of the Fhilip pineB, aa Appomattox brought blcaaingB to tho Statca of tho South in robellion aud now as thau it will bring diagrocu to tho Doniocrutic party and continued oxclusion from parlicipation ln tho government. HIIKUMATISM IS A FOE. After a fair trial of Dn. Qliddkn'b Hiiko matio Coiiic gladneBB comtis, for lt curus evory form of dUeaae which nffectB tho JOINTB Hlld MUBCLKS. It CUKKB HlIBUUA. tihm from Ukau to Foot. For snlo by llarry A. Slade, Montpelier. PDJCinr CMIK1 (5f,NGAN ARTICLE pUPcn0F5TANDARD QUALITY 50LD. BY--, JLEADING DEALERx Years Old!! Il'a a long life, but devoliou to the true intcrcBta ond proapcrity of the Amcricou Peopie hns won for it new fricnds ns tho yearB rolled by ond the origlnol members of its fuiuily passed to their reward, and hese admirors are loyal nnd stcadfast to-doy, with faith in "its tcnchingB, and conDdcnco in the informution which it brings to their homcs and Ureaides. As a natural con8equence it enjoys in its old nr'fi all tho vitnlitv and viuor of its youth, Btrcngthened nnd riponcu by tho cxpcriencca of over half a ccntury. It has lived on its merits, and on the cordinl support of progrcsaive Americana. It is "Tuo New York Weekly Tribune," Bnck to Her Wallowlng. In a Bpasm of natriotism, whon thc war with Spain ITerald enlisted Btripes and for came on, the Boston under the stars and a while kopt etcp to the muaic of Hoil Columbia. But the Herald was not at home in such company, the inBtiucts of the sow of mugwumpery flnally prevailed and the paper is back again wallowing luxur iously in the old familiar mud. In its judgment, or in its exprcBsion of its judgmeut, Fresidcnl McKinley is the impersouation of imbecility and bad faith, and thore iB no good in his ad minislratiou. Tho liepullican of SpringQeld flnds no uso for the ilig excopt as a target for its brickbatp, and no use for the rulor8 of this couutry except to revilo thom and chargc thetn with every petty Bin and every crime ogaiust luw aud humauily. It is a marvel that tho oditora who are wntiug ond the pub liBhcrs who aro nriutini; the thingtf that aro appeoring continuaUy in theao paperp, aud othera of tho same clasB, will continue to abide in n couutry with auch infamous rulors; and it ia n greater marvel, one of tho wondors of a ropublican form of government, that it toloratcs such liceusc of apeech in its cilizens. Thero is consolation in tho retlection that theso papors, and tho bilious gang ttiat foilowB ttiem, is in a minority as small as other clnsBes of thc doers of infamous things, but thero is molan choly in tho other rcflection that this same Beditious minority is reBpousiblo in some largo mcasuro for tho continu ance of the ovils of war in tho Philip pines and tta woua at nomc. it ib ro freshlng to turn from unpatriotic and treachorous courBes liko thoso to coin ments liko, thoeo subjoiued, from tho Brooklyn Eagle, on recont spoeches of the President: One might atud thiB artlcle with the apothegmB or eplgrama of the I'resldent on either occaaion to which relerence haa beeu mado. That ia not necegaary. HIb words have been read t.ud poudored by the peo plo. The great iuass of the peoplo approve of thoso words. Wo are Hure that the great 111883 of the people of both purties approvo of theui, and that thoao who thlnk that ono of the grand partlua cau bo orgauizod and lod againBt tliom are proparing for their party aud for theuiHolvos an uuhappy fato There is no ijui'Htlon of expautiou It lias occurred. Tlie Uuited Statea could as well withdraw from Now York aa from the I'hillpplnea or from 1'orto Itlco. There Ih no queutiou of luipurlallam. Iiupdriulisui Ih linpoenlblu uuder the start) and BtrlpeB, aud tho argumont of Idolatry or of Inlijulty or of BelllnlinosH could an woll ba drawn from tho New Tes'ament bh tho clmrgo of Imporlal Ihui auntalned aguliiHt ilm (Ug of tho (rcu There may liu many thlngn upon whloli tho people, or Bomo of tho prople, will dlfle from l'rcHldent McKinley, but they are not tho thtngs whloh ho bo well set forth ot PlttHbttrg and at Oceau Qrovo. And tho glory of thoso words 1 hoightonod by tho circutnstanco that they uro from a nowspupor politically opposcd to tho adruiniatrntlon. It was bad onough for tho Buckoo Domocrats to "rosoluto" againBt tho offorts of tho administration to intro duco civilizatlon into thn Fhllippino Ialands, but it is worso for thcm by that act to win tho pralso and ap provnl of tho llepublican ot Sprlngflcld. "In othor words," says this ouloglst of modorn copporhoadism, "tho Onio Domocrats domand that tho war of subjugatlon bo stoppod whoro it is, and that indcpcndonco nnd self-govorment bo offcrcd to tho nativcs, instcad of bullots ilred ollhor to savo tho pridc of n blundoriug or miachiovoualy ambl lioua admiuiatration, or to promotc n pormonont policy or crlrafnal nggres slon. On such a platform they will ontcr tho campaign, strongin tho mighl of right aud with every promiso of maklng Bubstantial galns." But tho Jtepublkan puts thcbrand of infamy on Democratic dtclarations by donouncing tho nominatiou tho party mado for tho govornorship as tho product of tho caudidato's grcat wealth and willing ncBB to ubo his nionoy frcoly in politics. If tho farmcra can organizo to bc curoa fair and rcmunorativo prico for thoir products, as it is now rcported thoy aro doing ln tho valloy of tho MisBiBsippi, it ia thoir right and priv ilcgo to dothiB. In many dcpartmculs of business tho pricos of production aro ruinously low, tho result of tho competition that is tho dcath of tradc. If thc farmors of Vermont could bo assured twcnty-Qvo centB a pound for butter, neorly every othor deportment of trado could undoubtedly bo greatly improved thoroby . Tho farmors havo beeu tho conBtant aud vigorous oppo nents of trustB, but thero aro entircly propcr ond legitimate combinations for tho regulation of trade and production. There aro truats and trusts. Thoin discrimatiug howl againBt theso organ iztions is for tho most part puro bun combe. Tho Unitcd StateB iB not only per potuating spced in its battlcships but is iucreasing their fleetncsB in its ro ccnt conBtructions. On her recent trial trip thc Alabama made 17.2 knols an hour, the wind helplng, but on her return cruiso, with tho wind against her, sho was faat onough to Becure an averoge of 10.23 knots. The required specd was 10 knots. Two other ships of the same clasB, tho Illiuois aud the Wis consin, are waiting trial; the forraer at Newport Nowb, tho latter at San Fran ciBCo. Tonnago armor aud engines the three are the same, and the ri- valry of the diffcrent makers will un doubtedly insure three ships of highost excellenco in spced, coiiBtruction and general efliclency. Now to end thia war tho quickest, Aud the neatest, and the sllckest, Let tho wrlters do the flghtlng And the ilghterB do the writing. Chicago Tribune (Uep.) That was a pricking retort which Colouel Cordier mado when Major Lauth accused him of being against tho Jows in 1804: "Ycp, I was, and am still. I object to Israelite ofllcers, but never weut so far as to bring falBe evidence against a Jow." Thero is material for several challeuges to mor tal cotnbat in theso conflicts of French ofiiccrs. Fity France if war comes and hcr Bole defonse, in thc way of lcaders, is tho kind of goncrala that iB showing up at RcuncB. Tho Old Oakcn Buckot. ln a siiauy corner ot as Deautitui n Now Eucland carden as one could wiah to aee, "tho old oakcn bucket" Btill "hanBB in the well." The mem- orv of hia country home, atirrini; a poet'a fancy in a far-off city, made pos siblo the tender, simple verses tbat ap poal so Btrougly to tlie neart. Tnat was nearly a century ngo, but such poems llve, and tbat iB tho reason tho feet of many pilarioiB turn toward thia pretty placo summer aftor aummor. urecnousn ia a smait sectioa set cit from Scituato, and it doos not bolittlo the quiot restful hamlet to Bay that its cuiot attractlon is tne tarm wnere bam- uol Woodworth once lived. Young and old como to visit it from far and near, and every one looks for "tho orchard, tho meadow, tho deop-tangled wild- wood." Many chutigea havo been made since tho poet found "tho sourco of an exquisito pleaaure" in tho clear watora o tho well, but "tho wldo spreading pond," tho mill and tho dairy-houso are still to bo seen. Tho original house was destroyed long ago. The thnfty farm ia now tho nroporty of Heury Northoy. whoso graudmothor married tho poet's futher. Mr. and Mrs. Northcy nro exceedingly kind to BtraiiL'crfl, nlthouih they coufesB, whon quoBtioned, that thero aro disndvantagoa m naving a ronowneu piaco lor ouo'b dwelling. Through all tho long buiu mer they aro bosiegod by vlsitors, who ask exactly tho sarno questions ns thoso wuo camo ooiore. somo tiracs oa mnny aa a buudred persoua hovo croes od tho smooth green lawn to tho well in ono day; frcquontly thoro is nn ar ray of fnBhiouablo cquipagoa beforo tho low stone wull that bordorB tho road, and it is eomotiraos quito pcrploxiug tn satlsfy auch a numbor of uninvitcd gUOBtB. Tho poot waa born in Scituato, but not on this farm. IIo livod thero from infancy untll ho was fourteon. whon ho entercd tho family of Rov. Nohemiali Thomas to study. IIo bogun to wrlto versea whon vory young, and olways signed thom "Solira," a aamo that ho used throughout his lifo. IIo becanie u printor iu BoBlon, au editor in Now Patience-Saving Labor-Saving Money-Saving Strength-Saving Swift's Washing Powtlcr is the grcatcst of all savcrs a boon to ovcrworkcd womankiiul. Get a i6-otmce packagc at thc groccrs. Five Cents Swlft and Company, Mnkcrs, Chicago Havcn, ond latcr llvod in Baltlmoro and New York, whero ho waa oaao ciatcd with George P. Morria in eatab lishing tho Neio York Mirror. His lifo was full of intereBt, and every pogo of his printcd poems spcaks of a refiued, culturcd naluro. Mrs. North oy trcasures n porlralt of Woodworth, alBo a book ho owned, "The Lifo of John Howard, E q.," in which his nanio is writtcn in rcraarkably bcau tlful characterB. The family nlso has tho original copy of tho vorBcs that have becomo bo ceiebratcd, and whifh, it is believed, wero written in 1817. Thc buckot ia not tho original one. The ono that uow comes '"dripping with cooIuobb" to Butisfy tho thir t of intcrestcd visitora waa prcsented to the farni by tho Richmond Cedar WorkB of Virginiu. It bears a silver plate suitably iuscribed. Boston Trans cript. Subjoincd are the verses referred to in thc above skotch from the Transcript; TIIK 01.11 OAKKN IIUCKKT. IIow de.'ir to thia lieart are tlie scenca of niy clulilhood, Whon fond rccollection presenta them to viewl The orchnrd, the meadow, tho deei.-tangled wild-wood, And overy lcved spot which my infancy knowj Tlie wido'spreading pond, and tlio mill which stood by it, The bridise, nnd tho rock whero tho cataract fell; Tlie cot of my father, tlie dairy-house nigh it, And e'eu the nulo hucket wliicli hung in tho welll Tho old oaken hucket, the iron-bound hucket The moss covered hucket, which hung iu tlie welll That moes-covcred vessel I lin.il na n trcanrej For often, nt noon, when returned from the field I found it the source of an eximisite pleaaure, Tho pure3t aml sweotest that Naturo can yield. IIow nrdent I soized lt, with hnnda that wero glowing, And quick to tho white-pebhle'.l hottoni it fell; Then soon, with tlie emblem of truth over- ilowing, Aud dripping with coolnesa, it rose from tho well: The old oaken hucket, the iron-bound bucke t Tho moss-covered hucket, aroae from the welll IIow aweet from tho green mossy hrim to re- ceivo it, As poised on the curb it inclined to my lipsl Not a full blushiug goblot could terapt me to Ieave it, Thougli Tillcd with tho nectar that Jupiter sips. And now, far removed from the loved situa tion, Tho tear of regret will iutrusively swell, As fnney loverta to my father'a plnntntion, And sigha for the bucket which hangs in tho welll The old oaken hucket, tlie iron-bound bucket, The moss-covered bucket, which hangs in the well! School girla aud school boya now vcrging closo on to three ecore yeurs with nieasurablo feeliims re-read this poem, which waB the favorito in tho reading books of their duy and genera tion, as pupils of the "district achool." The "Old Oaken Bucket" was tho so lcction frtquontly mado for rccitation, or for "reading in concert," and the ro fraiu, "Thc old oakcn bucket. the Iron bound bucket, The inou-covered bucket which hung lu the well," wbb repeated with the fervor peculiar to youth ln tho expreBBion of its litor ary prelerenceB, which aro apt to be well daBhed with aentiment or patriot ism, to the laBting credit bo this said of tho boyB and girla of tho generations which built and maintained "the little red school Iioubo." Ib anything bo good, from o liternry point of view, produced in these titnes? Do the waya and customs of the tiraoa favor tho developmcnt of the lively fancy, pure aentiment aud vivid liter nry exprea8ion of "Tho Old Oaken Buckei?" Aren't tho best things in tho magazinca Insufforably dry, dull and atupid in comparisou? Ib thoro anvthing in water ojectod from an aqueduct pipe, through a faucct, that could Buggost tho pootry of the well with its sweop and tho buckot which "quick to tho whlto-pcbbled hottom fell," "Then loor, with the emblem ot truth overflowlnc, Aud drlpiilnK with cooluen, roie from the well' ? Thia picturo of coolneaa and its souud of drlpping wators temper tho heat and rofrosh droughty liumanity in theso buruiug August days. In its ev ery fancy, econo and exprossioti, "Tho Old Oaken Buckot" uppouls irresistohly j to tho heart of tho coun ry born and ) bred yomh of a foriuor gcnoration. ! Such tho wrllor of tho poom hnd beou, , and,as in many othor eimllarinstances, iu tho circuimtauco thut ho wns t gifted poet of naturo tho povorand en j duntnco of his work liea. Drcjftis' Trlnl. Rknnks, Aug. 31. Tho sccret bob slon callcd for today laetcd two houre, ufter which tho public oitting was rc sumed. Gcn, Do Loyc, who ycBtcrday testillcd adversely to Dreyfus, took tho stand. Iu secret scasion today cxprrt testimony on piccea in bordereau ro itcratcd a bolief of tho posslbility of accused havlng obtalnod thcm. It dwclt moro at lengih on tho value to foreign powcrs. Expert urtilkry tncn, Ducroa uud Ilarlmau, woro then culkd by tho dofensc. They tcBtilled to tho iiuposBiblllty of Drefus obiuluiug liit: documouta ln queation. Ducrod oIbo tcetiflcd that Droyfua had many oppor luuitios to oblulu much moro Impori. aut documeulB thau thcao citcd in llio bordercau, of which ho did not avaii himaolf. Hartmnu ttBtilled to a lec turo on the hydrnullc braku givon ui thc mllitary Bchool of St. Ojr whero a hundred ollicors had aa much of an op portuuity ub DreyfuB to leuin ull ubout lt. Captoin Lobruu-Renauri, tho llrat wituesB of tho public oeBslon, lo wbom it has bcon alleged that Dreylus con fcssed his guilt, aroused inteuao inter oat. WituesB: "Whon I visitod tho accused ho said to me, 'I am innocont. In threo years my inuoceuce will be estublished. Tho minlatry knowa it. Du Puty do Clam camo to my cell a few daya ago to tell me that the minia try kuows lt and is aware that if I had delivered documonts to a foreign power they wero unimportont and dono only to obtain moro importaut documenta iu return.' " ThiB versiou of what Drey fus said was dlffercnt from either Droyfus1 or Mercier's account. Tho only confessiou nbout it was the impli cation that Dreyfua accopted De Clatn's worde, and quoted them aa a justillca tion lo hiuiBolf. Tho court asktd, "What was it you told Mercier?" Wit ness: "What I relate to-day." Drey fus: "Whero wob tho convereation be twccn ub held?" WitneaB: "In tho lit tle hall." Droyfus: "My worda, lI am innocent,' wcre in reply to a question aud wore rcitorated. I do not under stand how anofllcer could hear such se rious words as you say you heard from me without asking nn explanatiou. Your not asking carrics its aigniflca tion to my judges, and honest men will perceivo how you transformed my ords and altered my meanlng. I never had such thoughta, much loaa ut tered thoae words." Soverai minor ofllcers testifled in sup port of Lebrun-Renaud's account of tho interview with Dreyfus. Mejor Forzinetti, iu chargo of Dreyfus while lodged in Chercho Midi prison, testifl'. d that he hoard nothing from Droyfua but proteatations of innocenco. Drey fus said ho would commit suicide. Forzinetti told him to hold his head high on the day of condemnation, remindcd him of his duty to himself and to his family. Said Dreyfua wob subjected to tcrrible poraecution by Do Clam. Witness cautioned Do Clnm againBt rncasureB too Uarsh on a man not proved guilty. BolBdeffro and Rogete intorrupted the witness 8everal times, but wero not able to ahoko tho Mojor's splendid showing. The wholo court was profoundly atirred when Dreyfus arose at the con clusion of Forzinettl's testimqny, and said with streaming oyea, "That I am here today, aye that I am in the world even, I owo to Major Forzinetti." Court here adjourned. Thc Trausvnnl Pketouia, Aug 30. The Boer of flcials, after readintr tho cablcd reports of Mr. Chamberlain's speech at Bir miugham, conBlder that war is inevit able. Tho speech has undoubtedly iuflamed the war spirit here. The Bocrs aro all arraed except thoso in Johannosburg. Their commissariat is fairly good. All the forts aro amply victualed. Tho Johannesburg fort has been strengthencd with soverai quick llrers. Tho ammunition which Mr. Schreiner nllowed to paes through Cane Colonv carae direct to Pretoria. It was never intended for tho Orango Free Stote. President Kruger does not heBitate to express Iho view that war is olmost inevitable. The Matobeles aro showing signs of unrest. The Boers uro enorgetically engaged in poisoning tho minds of tho natives against tho British and thoy have approached the Zulu chief Dine zulu, who appoars uudccided which cauao to eenouse. But thc Zulua aro preparing for tho expected flghting and it muat bo remembered that Dine zulu was deported to St. Ilelena with Bevoral other chiefs and kept a pris oner there by tho Britiah for aeveral years. LiONDON, sepi. i. ino souta ai rican situation ib becoming daily moro complicatod. The strong feoling exiat inc amonc the Dutch in Copo Colony ovidontlv influences the sooretary of atato for tho colonies, Mr. Chamber lain, to do everytning posaiDle to avort a rupturo, and explalns tho furthor on deator aftor a conforenco at Capo Town to arrango for tho conatltutlon of an arbitratlon court and to dcal with tho question of suzerainty, which, ruther than franchiso, now takes tho leadinir placo in tho controveray. Tho Standard this morning Bays, oditorial lv: "Dinlomatic dalliance only post pones tho evil day and prepares for us a still sovercr coumct. uutu wo ro sprt to decisivo moaBurcB overy day adda to tho ouenaivo and defenBlvo Btreni'tb of tho Bocrs and proportion atolv fostors thoir infatuatod belief in their own iuvinciblllty, which liot ut tho root ot luotr obduracy. Tuus wo nro confronted with nu exceedingly gravo qutstion." Toi'KKA. Kan.. Auc. 30. Tho Far racrb' Fedoration of tho Miaslssippi Vallov haa been oriiunized aud ofllcero havo boou olectod. The object ia to rogulate and conlrol tho alnpmeut of farm nroducts of ull tho statea in tho MisaisBinnl valloy, to eatnblish aud maintatn olflcea, yards and graln tlo vators, lo maintaln aucnts to Jiundio, Bill uud diatributo products, nnd to leud nml horrow moncv and do a bank nir buaineaa nt Topckn, Otuaho, Kaneaa City, St. Louia, Chicago, Olnclnnutl nnd Now Orleans. Tho capitul atock LI bo 20,000,000 iu Btiaros of 810 oach. Montpelier & Wells River R. R. n Rect Juno:6, 18W. Tralnl leaTlliRlMontpellel k (ollowt OolnK eMtl 8t00 A. M. MAIL. tonnpctit at Welli Itlrer with Accotuinodfitlon Tratn North, and with Mall and KiprcM 1 raln Knuth overl'aasuinjislc IHvlsloii nostnn aud Malue lt. It. TAromA Traln fitntee from Welll Itlter Tla l'ly. mouth, or W. II. Jmictlon to llottou, and vla llellowi Kallt and 8jTliKilelct for New Yntk. ArrlTea ln lloilon 4:50 1-. M. Now Voik (Grand Central Ilepot) WOr-.M. 1:10 1'. M. FAST KXL'KESS. Throtieh letflce, lliirlhiKtou to l'aliyaln 11m WBKiier l'arlor Car, DurlliiKton to ral)jan. Htopi at all prlnclial atatlons beiveen Welll Hlver asd FabjanR, arrlvltiK nt Kahvant 4:)P. M. Coonectaat Fabyans vtlth traln for 1'ortl.ti il aud Old Orchard ueacn- Ai.onun iraiu lor ntitninii jic, waRtimg. ton, arrl.ltiK Suinmlt l:3U r. M. (Jonnecta at Wella iiiTorwun ino itiau irain torin orer I'aBsumpaio ntvlRlon. and the "I'aclflc L'oaat KxDreaa" vln llana. dlan I'aclflc Itallwnr to Montrcal.qitehPC. C11I0AOO andthel'ACIKIC COA8T. lliroiiKii Mer.lnt; Can, Montreal to Chicago erery day oxi ept haturdaTR. 1 o I'aclflc Coat eery daj eicept Bundaya Alo with r.j.ircB. aihiii arriTiiiK 111 jtosioil Kio.iir.ai Aliu wltli traln for Fabtam. Ijtncaner Whttftlttld. Jeff. eraon, llerllu, Urofcton aud Grni.d Trunk H. lt. 4;10 J'. M. ACCOMMODaTION. Connoctaat U ells IJ.lver with Kxnrfia Traln north oyer II. & Jl. It. lt.. for Kt. Johnaliury, l.j ndonTllle, uariou arin iewpuri, wun Acconiinonauon 'i.raiu loutb for all atatlona between Wella Itlrer and White Klver Juuctlon. Alao with txpr. aa Traln north orer White Mouutatn Dhlalon fi.r Llabon, Mttleton, llcthlehem btreet. l'roflle Ilouae, Twln Mountaln. Fabtana. I raw fonl. WhlteHeld. Jeltenon and Lancaater. ITKAINS WKST. Leare Wella Itlver-0. 115. 10.28 A. M. 2.3S, 3.40 i.ai. rrlte Moutpc ller-10.00, 11.50 A. 91. 3.40 S.40 I'. M. SUllUltltAN TJtAIN SKItVICE. Lea?e Montpe1ter-(1.3O,0.4S, 11. OB A.M. 112.40 il.ftll, 0.40 1'. ill.l irrltH liHrre-n.no, 10.00, A.M. 12.10 1.00 4,os, o.oo r.Ai. Leate Ilarre 7.30. 10.20. A. Al. 12.20A3.SB' o.oo, o.oo 1'. .11. Arnre Montpeller-7.40, 10.30 A. M. 12.30! 3.40,0.20, 0.20 1. M. W. A. 8TOWKL1. General Manager. K. W. bTANVAN. HHporlutendent, K. W. MOltWK, (len'l l'a.i. Anent. Central Vormofit Railway. ..iiuineu'uiiK lune ifi lB'J1' Vainj doinq South and East will LeaveMont' pelte.r as folloios : X: 00 A. M. MA1L. ror FltchburR, lioston, Bprtng. ield. New London and New York. Waimer Parlor iar to lloaton. and White Rlver Junctlon to New York without clmnne. 13130 H. M. h.VBT TKAIN. for lloaton Tla Low. II. and New York Tla bprluirfleld. and Worceater .laNaahna. Waner Farlni Car to Bolton. 6108 I. M. PAt-SKNUK.H, for Vllndeoi. 12! 40 A. M. KXl'l.fcBS. for Hoaton Tla Lowell n1 all nnlnta In New Km'nnd. New York and South. 'Vairner Mleopera to lloitnn and tu BprlnKfleld. Trains Ootmi North and Wett: i aii A ii. KXVkKBB. fnr Kuntr. and the n eit, and week dayi for OfdeimbnrK, Ktchford and Ottawa. KleeplnK cr Montpelier Junctlon to Montreal. 10:10 A. M HASHKNOKB. for Hnrlli rton. Rut and, W Altmna, Ulchford, and Ogdeuiburg nakin. coiinertlona for Troy, Albany aa New ror. :i.:iiip. Sl 1' ViSENOEK. for Burlington. St Al- oani, Montri'al. Norwood and OKdenaburpr. Wagner Parlor !' to Wmitreal wlthoat chanire and Swan ton to llotlalu Tla Norwooa. nifin I-. M. WMte Mountaln EiDieia for Unr llngton. l'latta iu R and all Adlrouoack po nta. 0:08 P. 1 r ni'ltKS.s tor HnrlliiKton, ff. Al oani, and Montri'al. rullniau meepir.R car irom Montpelier Junctlon to (.'nicafto wkiioui coanne. OubIl ChlcBRK i.H r.M.,i.ext nlttht. Oonneota at Kiiej Junctlon for Troy, Albany and New York. Throunh tli'keti to Ohlcafto ai.d a.l polnta Weat for ale at the prlnclpal atatloca. hiibarbnu Trln Serrlce. Lare Montpelier at 6:35. 9:15, 10:50, a. m.. 1J:5.5, :50. 6:30 P. M. ArrlTe at Barre twentr mlnutei ifter leavlnR Ume. LeaTB Barre t8:10.9l A. v.. lli.OO M., liW.SilO, 11:00, P. M. ArrtTe at Moitpeller, twenty mln itea after leaylUK tlm. Tralna leave for WllllamitowD at 12:55 P. M. and t:WP. M. Dally, Bundaya Included. t Bundaya only. All paaaenfter tralna wlll etopat the Ploneer Worka, o take or leave pasaenRera wnen algnaled. K. 11. ltAIXEY, AKent. E. II. FITZIItJOH, Vlce Prei., General Manager. W, CDMMINOf. General Paaaenger Agent Boston & Maine Railroad. STJStMKIl AlUtANGEMENT. IN EFFECT JONE 16, 1699. Tralna I.favo Wells ISlver North bimnd. 1.20 A. Sl.. dally for St. Johnabury, LyBdonTllle, Newport, Montreal, Sherbrooke and Quebec. t.2C A. M.. dally, prlnclpal atatlona to Newport, .sneroronae auu tjucucv. iau ewcpi ouuuaj for Montro.il. 0.02 A. 51.. lor atatlona to Newport and Bner- UrOOUO, JlOUirUHI miu ucucb. 2.30 I'. M . for prlnclpal atatlona to Newport and Montreai. 3,30 P. Sl.. for itatlona to Newport ard htanatead 0 r. il.. f.ir atatlona to Lyndonville, Newport, BheriTOoke, Montreal and Quebec. 10.40 A 31., Sundaya only, for St. Johnabury. SOUTH l!OUNI. 1.30 A. 51.. dally, for prlnclpal atatlona to W. K. Junctlon, rcesier. noiiun am' DpnuKiieia, iO A. M.t dally, for itatlona on W. M. DIt. to Concord, Manchester, Naahua, Worceiter, Lowell and liostou. 10.30 A. 31.. frotr Woodsvllle for atatlona to Con cord and Uoiton. 0.00 A. 3'., f'r itatlonito W. It. Junctlon, Con- 0.00 A. 31.. for atatlona on W. 31. Dlv. to Concord, orceaier rtim i.uaiun. 10 30 A. 31., for W. It. Junctlon, atatloni to KprlnKfleld, New York, Concord, Worceiter aud Bolton, 1.00 I'. 31.. for itatlona to W. lt. Junctlon, SprlnR fteld, Concord, Worceiter and Uoiton. 12.40 P. 31., from Woodivllle for atatlona to Ply mouth, Concord and lloaton. 3.10 I. 31.. for atatlona on VT. 31. DlT. to Concord, worceater ana uoaion. 7.00 1. 31.. 'or all atatlona to White Rlver Junc tlon. 12.40 1. 3I.,8uudaya only, for atatlona to Concord, Worceiter and Bolton. aoliiK North on W. 31. l)lv. at 0.00 A. 31., dally, for itatlona to Kabyan and JeHeraou, except Bunday, for Berlin and Lan caater. 0.00 A. 31.. for atatlona to Fabyan. Berlin, Oor ham, OroTeton, Colebrook and Quebec. 12.35 r. 31. i tor atatlona to Fabyan, Jelferaon, Lanca.ter and Colebrook. 8.30 I". 31.. for atatloua to Fabyan, BerUn and Oroveton. 0.40 I. 31., for atatlona to fabyan and Jeffenon. 7.00 I. 31 'or atatlona to Fabyan, Jeffenon, Lan- caater and Colebrook. 10.00 A. 31., Sundaya only, for Fabyan and Lan- taiter. From Woodivllle only, doea not itopat Wella Rlver itatlon. From Woodnllle. D. J. FLANDERS, Oen. l'an. and Ttcket AgenC RUTLAND RAILROAD Tlme Table Corrected to 31ay 15th, 1. Leave fa. m, tlp. m. tp. m. tp.m, Mp.m llnrllngton, 8.30 12.05 1.45 5.10 IQ.OtS Arrlve at Rutland, Vt.. 11.05 S.l'O S.15 8.00 12.10 p. m, p. m. a. m Troy. N. Y 4iM 4.15 2.IS Albany, -V. Y iM b.Zi 6.2S New York, UK) lf.1'0 ;.jo llellowi Falli, 1.25 SM 2. Bolton, Maai,, 5.40 7,'15 J 00 I'rovldence, R. I., 7.3 ll.Ji 8.05 Worceater, Maai,. 5.011 7.(6 6.40 HprliiKtleld. Maaa., 4.05 (.18 7.30- D.iily tUaily except SuiKlny. " HWafiiier l'arlor CarH to IiimIoii aml N V. Wanner Slouiiiii); L'amto i ohioii aml N. V, For ilntailecf tiine tables constilt foltlerB. 0. L. PIEKCE, II. A. HODGR, Gon. Supt. rrnfllo Mmiairor. R. T. MoKKEVKIt, (ien. l'.tss. ABent. IrrltatlUK BlltiKi, tilti'B, Horatclies, wnun-N aml cutn H"Dtli .i ai'il linaleil by DrtWltt'a Witch H7."I Sa'vo i sur and huIh appll. CHtlon (or i ot i ii r:il U-hIi. Ilan aru of couot e leita V. E. Tkhhili, Sc Co,