VERMONT WATCHMAN & STATE JOURKAL. THURrMV JTTVP 2 'ro
THE VT. STATE ARSENAL
HISTOHY OF FAM1LIAH BUILDIXGS
OX SEMIXAHY HILL.
L'rtdiil By Gen. 1. P. Flnkln ln 1861
Old Mllllury Hospltal Property
Solil to Montpelier Semlnary
Cliiiinplnln Argpnitl Uccatuo Indiis
Provlous to the Clvll War the Stato
of Vermont had no arscnnl for tho
storagc of Its mllitary aupplles, but
by an urrnngcmcnt wlth the Unlted
States governtnent used a portlon of
the Champlain Arsenal at Vergennes.
Now the State has an arsenal and tho
Unlted States has none ln Vcrmout,
but the equlpment of the Natlonal
Ouard ls now the property of the
Unlted States and ls stored ln the
, State Arsenal.
What ls now known as Semlnary
Hill was for some ycars the slte of
the State Fair grounds, but after the
breaklng out of the war, when the
need of hospltal bulldlngs became
apparent, the land was purchascd "by
the State and the Sloan Hospltal was
erected there. Thls was sald by ar
my surgeons who vlslted It to be the
most convenlent and best cqulpped
of nny hospltal ln tho country.
In 1864 Gen. 1. P. Pltkln was re
called from hls service at the front
and by dlrectlon of Clov. John Greg
ory Smlth bullt the arsenal bulldlngs
on the hlll. In hls report for 1865
Gen. Pltkln says:
"I have by your dlrectlon bullt an
arsenal at Montpelier for the proper
and safe keeplng of arms, accountre
ments, amnuinltlon, camp eqtilpage
and other mllitary property. The
bulldlngs consist of a magazine, 20
by 30 feet and one story hlgh, an ar
mory or repalr shop of the same size,
tme store house, 50 by 100 feet and
one 35 by 50 feet. The three flrst de
fribed are bullt of brlck and covered
lth slate, and flnished ln a sttbstan
n il though not expenslve manner, the
object belng to furnlsh, as economi
cally as posslble, permanent and se
ure storago for all mllitary proper
ty belonglng to the State and not is-
sued to the mllltla, and a sultabie
place for repairlng the same."
There remain three brlck bulldlngs,
and it ls probable that the fourth was
a wooden structure that has since
been removed. The Treasurer's re
port for that year shows the cost of
the arsenal bulldihffs to have been
$3S22.50, but no contrator today would
(luplicate them for twlce that amount.
The buildlngs are under the care
of Gen. Lee S. Tillotson, Adjutant and
Inspector and Quartermaster General
has immediate supervlslon of the
mllitary property and stores. It is a
curious colncidence that Mr. Baker
was a member of the flrst squad that
entered the old mllitary hospltal that
stood on the hill. He was in camp at
Burlington Aprll 18, went to the
front and 1S days later was in the
battle of the Wilderness, where he was
wounded four times, and 011 .Tune 18
was admitted to the Sloan hospltal.
Scven of the old hospltal bulldlngs
are stlll standlng but there were many
more origlnally. The report of Quar
termaster General George F. Davis
for 1864 shows that he had construct
ed one ward 26 by 144 feet, four wards
26, by 140 feet, flve wards 26 by 108
feet, two 26 by 104 feet, two buildlngs
for offlcers quartcrs 26 by 72 feet, one
buiiding for a lanndry, two for mess
rooms, anotlier two story buiiding for
otficers' quarters, and another of two
X 0 T I C E.
Notlce is hereby glven that the
treasurer of the Orange County Tele
phone Company will sell at public
auction at the office of H. II. Williams,
secretary of sald Orange County Tel
ephone C'ompaiiy, in West Corinth, in
the County or Orange and State of
Vsrmont, on the 11th day of June A.
D. 1910, at 2 o'clock .p. m the shares
of stock specifled below sald sales
belng ln accordance with the public
statutes and the by-laws of said Com
pany, for the coliection of taxes and
assessnients made by said company
upon said shares of stock which now
No. Name of
One A. P. Abhott.
" I. W. Bates.
" Carl Dowman.
' Henry G. Brown.
C. A. Cady.
" Curtis Carpenter.
Henry S. Clark.
" Corinth Copper Co.
" D. H. Croutcnney.
" Geo, Daniels.
J. H. Edwards.
I. L. Bumham.
Wllliam H. Hurley.
" J. M. Ilutchinson.
" .lames M. Jones.
" A. J. Lyford.
" .Tack Malouey.
" Archle McCormick.
" James Milne.
Wllliam H. Orr.
" G. A. Richnrdson.
" Edward 12. Sayers.
" Charles L. Smlth.
" C. D. Stearnes.
A. E, Whltcomb.
G. II. Avery.
" A. C. Blanchard.
II W. Camp.
Flve H. w: Camp.
One Mra. K. O, Darllng.
Two Empire Granlto Co.
One Uleason & Co.
" .1. B. Ilenson,
" W. F. Ilutchinson.
" G. H. Hutchins.
Two C. U. Lathrop Est.
1197 " Myrou C. Maxham.
750 " J. II. McCarther.
1460 " John A. Morso.
1159 " L. D. Payne.
13G " A. P, Skinncr.
311 " E, L. Smlth.
827 " Frank Wheoler.M.D.
Datcd at West Corinth, ln sald
Tounty of Orange, thls 13th day of
Mnv A. I. 1910 M263t
WANTED A Waslitngton County
Atlas. If anyono has ono of tho old
WnBhlncton Cottntv Atlascs that they
would sell, pleaso write It. H. Wll
Ilams, Sec, Orange County Tolephone
Co.. WeBt Corinth. Vt.. stntlnc con
dltion nnd prlco of Atlas. Mnyl9w3t
storles and basement, the lower part
used for a cook room and the uppc
for aleeplng quartcrs. There was also
a commlssary buiiding and an octa
gonal tank house, 30 feet ln dlameto-,
containlng a tank with a capaclty of
43,000 gallons of water.
Theso bulldlngs were constructed
In 36-foot sectlons, so that, when they
ceased to bo used for hospltal pur
poses they mlght easlly bo moved and
uoed ln sectlons for dwclllngs or
Thero were also erected later a
chopel and barraclo for tho Veteran
The cost of theso bulldlngs was
$S7,58S.31, a part of whlch was contrt
buted by the general Governtnent.
ln 18G6 Oen. Pltkln reported that
he had sold the barrack3 erected at
St. Albans for the Frontlcr Cavalry
for $1127.26 and tho guard houses
at Highgate, East Highgate, Swan
ton East Berkshire, North Enosburgh
and Enosburgh Falls for $78.25. It
had lcen Intcnded to dlvlde the prop
erty on the hlll into lots and sell them
to Indlvidual purchaaers, but an op
portunlty occurrlng to dispose of lt
all In a lump that was done. After re-
scrving the land on which the arsenal
stands and a stream of runnlng water
for tho use of the arsenal, tho prop
erty was disposed of to the trustees
of the Vermont Confcrence Semlnary
and Female College for $15,500. Thls
involved a not loss of about one-half
the orlglnal cost, but the trade waa
so much more to the beneflt of the
State than many of those made in nnd
after the war that it relleves the tran-
sactlon from any susplclou of graft
lng. Thero were other hospltals in the
State, one at Brattleboro, one at Rut
land, and the marine hospltal at Bur
lington, owned by the general Gov
ernment and turned over to the use
of the State.
Under the new Natlonal Guard law
all cqulpments for the miiltary arm
are furnished by the general Govern
ment. All the surplus arms, amuui
nition and accoutretnents, as well as
supplles not issued to the troops, such
as tents, blankets etc, are stored ln
the arsenal and are under the care of
the mllitary authorlties of the State,
but they are the property of the Unlted
States nnd reports of thelr condltion
are made to the quartevmaster-general
of the Unlted States, not to the Gov-i
ernpr of Vermont, formerlj.
Tho Semlnary Hill arsenal is the
flrst and only one erected by the State.
The Champlain Arsenal was the only
mllitary structure erected by the
Unlted States on Vermont soll untll
the erectlon of the bulldlngs at Fort
Ethan Allen. Some carthworks were
erected durlng the colonlal wars and
the war of 1S12 but these were only
temporary. In 1816 the Unlted States
purchased from E. D. Woodbrldge ten
acres in Vergennes, nnd In 1828 eight
een acres more. In 1827 the construc
tion of the Champlain Arsenal was
commenced, Congress having made an
approprlatlon of $15,000. Thls was
rated as an arsenal of tiie thlrd class
and when completed cost $23,375. Thls
Incltuled the value of the land, $2100.
There was stored in that arsenal niue
pieces of brass cannon, 26 pleces of
iron cannon, 27 artillery carriages,
16,570 round shot and shells, 8200
pounds grape shot, 4077 muskets wlth
bayonets, 401 rlfles, 500 sets Infantry
accoutrements, 48,638 pounds plg
lead, artillery equlpments, canister
and strapped shot and shells, cannon
and musket powder, flxed ainmuni
tlon and small arms, cartrldge bags,
laboratory paper and stores, musket
nnd rille fllnts, musket bullets and
buek shot, the whole valued at $82,-
87S.56, with tools and materials val
ued at $1328.26. The importauce of
thls post soon declined, and in 1839,
instead of the captains or lieutenants
who had been in command there, the
place was left ln charge of a mllitary
storekeeper. Speclal authorlty was
secured from the Secretary of War
wliereby the State of Vermont was al
lowed to store its mllitary supplles
in some of the buildlngs, and before
the breaklng out of the war the value
of these supplles was estlmated at
The old Champlain Arsenal is now
tho Vermont Industrial School. That
lustltutlon' was flrst cstabllshed at
Waterbury and was known as the Ver
mont Iteform School. The buildlngs
were burned December 12, 1874. A
speclal sesslon of the Legislature was
summoned .Tanuary 13, 1875, but re
fused to mako an npproprlation for
r'ebuildlng, merely aitthorizlng the use
of any unapproprlated money in the
treasury. In the spring of 1875 Gov-
ernor Peck purchased the arsenal
grounds from tho Unlted States for
$11,000 and 101 acres of the Sherman
farm. adjolntng or $7772. paylng for
It out of the general approprlatlon of
$30,000. Some of the bulldlngs that
remained were ln sufficlently good
condition so that they were immediate
ly fltted up for ' occupancy, and the
Industrlnt School has been located
there ever since.
Burlington Man Misslnjr.
James B. Brodie of Burlington, a
blacksmlth and erstwhllo deputy sher
lff, ls mlssing. He left home sudden
ly a week ago and hls present where-
about are unknown oven to hls wlfe,
It'ls sald he owed $50 rent and other
DR. HUMPHREYS' SPECIFICS.
Engllsh, Cerman, Spanlsh, Portuguese and French.
No. KOn l'rlce
1, Foveri, Congestlons, Inflaramatlons 33
2. Wuriim, Wurm Fovrr, orWoriu Dlteaso.
3. C'ollc Crjlng and Walcetulneas ot Iiifauts.iiS
4. lllarrlira, of Chlldreu and AdulU U5
5. Uvaeulerv, Orlplnga, lllllotli Collo 35
7. Coniriia, Colds, IlronchltU 23
8. Tootlinrlie, Faccache, NeuralgU 25
9. Ileadnclitt, Klck lleadacho, Vertlgo...v 25
10, l))rpala, Indlgestlon, Weak .Stomacll 23
13, C'rmip, lloarau Coui!1:, Laryngltli 25
1-1, Salt lllirum, Kruptlom, Krytlpclas 23
13, ICIiiMiiiiiitlam. or niieumatio I'alnt t!3
1(1. l'er ond Aiiik, Jlalarla 23
17, rilfn.BllmlorUleuJlng, External,Intenial,23
1H. Uiihtlialmla, Wcakor Inllained Kye 'J3
1(1, Calarrli, lulluenza.Cold ln Ilead 25
20, V)ioilnj Congli.Bpanmodlo Cough !i3
21. Alliina,Oppressed,DIMcult Ureatblng 'J5
27. Kldnny ItUraap, Oravet, Calcull .....25
28. JVertotu Uebllllv, Vltal Weakneaa 1,00
29. fiote Moulli, l'everBorcaorCanker,.... 23
30. Vrlnary luconllnriico, WcitlngUed 23
31. BoreTliront, Qulniy and Dlplitberla 23
83. Clironlo ,'ouai-tloin, Headachei 25
77. Crlppc, llay Fcver and Sommer Colds.,..25
A imall bottle of Plcaaant Pelleta. flta the vest
pockot. Bold by drugglju, or aent ou recelpt of prlco.
Medlcal Itoolc tat free.
IIUHPHltKYS, ItOMEO. MEDICINE CO., Coruet
CONG. PLUMLEY ON TAFT
VERMOxVT'S REPRESENTATIVE IJi
JfATIOKAL 1IOUSE GIVES VIEWS
ltcprcscnlattrc Frank Plumlcy Snys
That the Falltire of Presldent Taft
to Fuact luto Lnw Ccrtuln of "3ty
Pollcles" Sltould Sot c Cliarb'cd
to Hlru Jlnny Tlilngs That Sltould
Pc Fut on Crcdlt Sltlo of Lcdger.
Congresstnau Frank Plumley ar-
rlved in town yesterday and ls vislt-
lng at the hotne of hls daughter, Alrs.
II. A. Fllut, Baldwiu street. When
seen by a Journat reporter last eve
nlng, Congressman Plumley consent
od to say somethlng regardlng tho
admtnlstratlon ot Presldent Taft and
hls remarks are, ln sttbstaunce, as
"Presldent Taft ln hls letter of ac-
ceptance ot the liepubltcan ttomina
tion clearly and dellnltely nomlna
his pollcy to bo the contlnuanco of
the Roosevelt pollcles. so called, and
ho was unqttestlonably elected ln
faitlt that he would consistently and
pcrsistently urge leglslatlon along
these llnes. Durlng the ante-cam-palgn
of 1908 he deflned hls ideas
of the Republlcan natlonal platform
and, those pollcles he brought out in
hls iuaugural nddress and to one who
has watched movements sinco hls ln-
augttration there has been evident an
honest, siucere purpose on hls part
to carry out hls personal interpreta
tion of tho platform, which he rlght-
fully assumed to be the volce of 'ibe
Republlcan party, but those pollcles
whlch he inheritcd from the prcvlous
admlnistratlon had met wlth serlous
opposltton in both the House and the
Senate by certaln parties ln both
branches and it was natural, 110
doubt, that the thlngs opposed then
should meet wlth just as serlous op-
posltlon under Presldent Taft. They
had hoped that notwlthstandlng the
utterances of Mr. Taft that he would
be easler to get along with and the
Interests that stood back of the op
ponents of the Roosevelt pollcles
havp endeavored from the beginning
of the new admtnlstratlon to Impress
upon the public through the press,
that Mr. Taft was llstcnlng to their
advlce and was content to follow
thelr plaus rather than those of
Roosevelt. It has been evident from
the beginning of the Taft admlnistra
tlon up to the present that there was
in Congress two sets of innsurgents,
one set represeuting those best
known as such, who are quite radlcal
n their views, and in their luterpre-
tatlon of the policies of Roosevelt
and are somewhat dlsturbed over the
fact that Mr. Taft has been trying to
hold the party together as a prime
requlsite to successful leglslatlon, and
the other set consists of the ultra-
conservatives, who are the men that
opposed Roosevelt and hls policies
and yielded to hls persistent demands
for leglslatlon only when the 'Blg
Stick was in evldence and who, whlle
clalming adherence and loyalty to the
new admlnistratlon have only yielded
in part, if at all, and when to stand
out longer agalnst the President's
deslre for certaln leglslatlon wonld
seriously expose them to the public
as the real insurgents, white the
great body of Senators and represen-
tatives have been loyally and earnest
ly trying to hold both ot these wings
in hand so as to present a solld front
to the minorlty party and bring for
ward successfully the legislatlon de
slred by Presldent Taft.
"Whlle iu theoryTaft's admlnistra
tlon ls very simllar to that of hls pre
decessor, and hls slncerity, honesty
and great ablllty are not to be ques
tloned, hls methods are almost ex-
actly dlsslmlliar and followlng as he
does the spectacular, dramatlc and
rather thcattical demonstratlon which
attended the administration of his pre-
decessor, the qulet and persistent ef-
forts in frequent cousultation and ear-
nest remonstrance or insistence are so
comparatlvely mlld and calm that to
the ordinary on-looker lt may seem
that he ls not pressing his pollcles
and plans, but may be ylelding to
the adverse condltlons that ho flnds
around hlm, but that ls not the way
lt appears to those who are looklng
dlrectly upon hlm in his eft'orts to ob
tain tho aid of both extremes of the
party, whlch he must obtaln to suc-
ceed Iit hls deslred leglslatlon and
overcome a strong and forceful ml-
norlty party, especially ln the House.
"An lllustration of tho positlon of tho
ultra-conservatlves or stand-patter
insurgents may be found ln the re-
cent voto ln the House on tho qttes
tlon of the passago of that portlon of
the sundry clvll hlll which carrled
with It an approprlatlon of $200,000
for the purpose of consldering and
extendlng the powers of the tarlff
commlsslon and to aid Presldent Taft
and through hlm to aid Congress to
a more lntelllgent kuowledge of the
facts, whlch would permlt a correc-
tlon of tarlff schedules ln a sclentinc
and loglcal way, based on the pro
nouncement of tho pnrty platform,
upon whlch Mr. Taft stands flrmly,
consclenciously nnd consistently, but
whlch was not -supported in tho
House by such men as Payne, Dal
zell and Fordney, who represent tho
conservntlvo clalms, whlle tho Insur
gents, so called, wlth tho great body
of tho Republlcans stood flrm with
the Presldent nnd secured lts pas
sago agalnst the solld vote of the
Domocratlc party. ,
"It Is very clear to those who n
nblo to seo the sltuatlon somewhat
from tho Insldo that the falluro of
tho admlnistratlon to carry out somo
cherlshed plans nnd purposes ln tho
dovelopmcnt and oxtonslon of tho
Roosevelt pollcles Is in no sense to bo
chnrged to Presldent Taft, who has a
rlgltt to recelvo tho thorough confl-
denco nnd hearty aupport ot tho Re
publlcans of Vermont, who gavo hlm
thelr votes two years ago. Tho good
thlngs ho hns succoeded in dolng nnd
tho good thlngs ho ls nttemptlng to
do should bo kept constantly on tho
credlt slde of tho ledger. Whon ta
ken togethe'r they constltttto somo
thlng of no moan slgnlflcanco and
"Tho positlon of tho Journal in
connectlon wlth tho Presldent nnd
hls admlnistratlon has, been very
(1KANITIJ AND THE ItAILltOADS.
Yiiluo to 'cw Engluud ot the Inlcr
sUttc Coniincrcc Comnilsslon.
Tho value to New England lndus
tries of tho Interstate Commerco Com
mlsslon as a court of appeal may per
haps be lllustrated by'tho findlttgs of
the commlsslon, In traln of the hear
lngs recently accorded to tho whole
sale granlto dealera. Although tho
dcelslon will not be made untll next
October Commlssloner Charles A.
Prouty, lilmself a Vermonter and fa
mlllar wlth the granlte bustncss, made
lt evident that the commlsslon will
not lack an lntelllgent presentatlon
of tho facts upon whlcn the manufac
tttrers ot Barre, Qulncy, Westerly and
other centres of the tnonumental trado
have based thelr complaints.
When the Roosevelt proposala for
rate regulatlon were before the coun
try one of the stock examples of the
needlesaness of governmental Interfer
ence wn3 the beneflcence ot the rall
roads toward the granlte industry of
New England. It was asslduously re
presented that only on account of the
very low rates at which stone was
hauled to every part of the country
was lt posslble to exchange our rocky
hlllsldes for gold. The complalnt now
lodged wlth the commlsslon by the
Wholesale Granlte Dealers' Assocla
tlon is that Under the so-called "Sou
thern classlflcatlon" tnonuments,
tombstones, gravestones and slmilar
articles take the flrst-class rate, if
they aro sent into the Southern States
by a manttfacturer who ls law-abld-lng
to the extent of obeylng the regu
latlon that the real value of an arti
cle shlpped must be declared. Nomi
nally these commodttles may go in
carload lots at fourth-class rates or
In smaller lots a third-class rates,
but only upon declaratlon that thelr
value, to whlch the carrler is liable,
does not exceed $1 per cublc fooot.
As no monumental work upon whlch
any labor whatsoevcr has been expend
ed ls worth so little aa thls, the whole-j
sale value runnlng from $3 to $10 a
cublc foot, the manufacturer has no
recourse but to pay a rate whlch be-
tween Uoston oi' Barre and any pG'rril;
of tlie Far South will often cxceed
the valuo of the monumental work it
self. It was openly charged at the hear-
ing by representatives of the granlte
dealers and the transportatlon com
mittee of the Boston Chamber of
Commerce that thls classificaMon was
establlshed for the purpose of aldlng
the granlte industries of the South,
which, having a shorter haul, would
find the rate3 relatlvely Ies3 exorbl
tant and would be galners from the
It appears that stoves, typewriters,
sewlng machlnes, grindstones, terra
cotta ornaments and various other
things whlch are carrled at flfth and
sixth class rates wlth unrestrlcted
valuatlons, net the roads a far lower
income than that contributed by the
consignments of the monumental
trade. Tho rallroads, from the figures
cited, appear to be ovetaxing thls
industry, and from rne consumer's
standpolut to be addlng to the cost of
The defence set up by attorneys rep
reseuting the Southern Railway and
the Southern classlflcatlon committee
lay mainly ln the llabillty of monumen
tal works to damage in translt a lla
billty whlch the complalnants clalm
ls ln fact very low. As "the defense
were not prepared wlth figures on
thls point a second hearlng was or
dered by Mr. Prouty to take place on
June 22. When he announced Infor-
mally that ln hls oplnlon the present
Southern classificaMon rates are not
so had per se as the restricted valua
tlon, which makes lt practically im-
possible for a conacientlous New
England manufacturer to reach Sou
thern markets at all, he left it not
in doubt that the argument in favor
of malntainlng fair competitive con
dltlons in thls. industry throughout
the country will be duiy set forth to
the whole commlsslon.
Congresxinan Fnink Pliitnley Was
the Speaker Ilefore (rnnd Anny
Post of tltp Qncen Cily Yesterday.
Burlington, May 30. Congressman
Frank Jlumley of Northfield, was the
Momorial Day speaker before the
Grand Arnty post of thls clty today.
Congressman Plumley descrlbed at
leirgth the natlonal cometery at Ar
lington, Va., and dellvered an elo-
quent addrcs. "Tho solemn, tho'lm-
perlal slgnlflcanco ot these Memorial
Days," ho sald, "must never bo in the
lenst degree unappreclated, nor the
awful days of tragedy, of sttfferlng and
ot sorrow whlch they commemorate.
From 1861 to 1865 thls was a land of
horolsm, of wllling aacriflce, of lofty
patrlotism, bravo devotlon and klngly
deatha. Terrible fear of Impcndlng
loss ot hushand, sbn, brother and
lover dwelt dally ln almost every
homo and brooded over almost overy
llreslde in thls great country. In
memory's valo I walk nmong tho na
tlpn'a honored dead gathered wlthln
ono TOst and consecrated fleld whose
storles aro told on sculptured stone
nnd engraved bronzo, and tears tm-
bldden come, tears for those who for
tho most part gave thelr llves as tho
prlcoless payment for Uulon and
Country at tho very beginning of
thelr manhood, tears for thls nnsol
flsh offerlng hKlt a mllllon of cholce
aplrlts, who dled, not for thelr own
but aololy for thelr country'a nnd
tholr fellows' good, for my country,
for yours. for me, for yoi."
pleaslng to Mr. Tnfts frlonds and
very servlceablo to Republlcans who
are deslrous ot the pormauent pros
perlty of the party "
CHANGES S1LNGE 1862
THREE MEN LEl'T WHO ENDOSEI)
OI'l'EU TO PAY BOUNTIES
Thcrc Were 103 Slgncrs to the Orlgl
nnl (hiiir.mtee Montpelier Pald
Acarly $23,000 Itcnihtlsceuces of
Chll Wnr l)ays.
Montpelier hns had tho reputation
from lts early settlemout ot belng an
unusually healthy town, and lts dcath
rate today ia comparatlvely low, yet
tho freqttent changea ntnong lts busi-
ness men, reaultlng from death, form
a attbject of comment. There ia hnrd-
ly a man ln buslness on Maln or State
streets today who has been there 25
years. It would be lnterestiug for
some mathcmatlclan to work out the
avernge duration of businc3a lifo iu
How great and how general are the
changes is brought to mlnd by exam
inlng a roll of stgnatures of men who
endorsed the selectmen'a offer in 18G2
to pay a bounty of $50 to every volun
teer from Montpelier. There were 103
signei'a of the guarantee 48 years ago,
some of them comparatlvely young
men, but of all that nutnber only three
are llvlng today.
The record of thls matter not only
shows the tuortality among the bus
lness men but the puhllc splrlt and
patrlotlc purpose that animated the
cltlezus of the capital at that tlme.
When the call waa made for nlne
months volunteers for suppression of
the rebelllon the selectmen lssued
"Montpelier, Vt., Aug. 19, 1862.
"We the underaigned, selectmen of
the town of Montpelier, pledge the
faith of the town for the payment of
$50 to eacli volunteer from the town of
Montpelier for the niue montha' ser
vice of the United Statea enlisting ln
the company now belng raised by
A. C. Brown.
Immediately followlng thls an-
nouncement by the selectaien a pub
lic meetlng was held and thelr pledge
of the faith of tho town was endorsed
by thls paper:
"We the underslgned, citlzena of
Montpelier, hereby pledge ourselves to
sustaln and back up the selectmen Iri
the above proposltlon."
Thls was slgned by James R. I.ang
don, Geo. C. Shepard, E. P. .lewett,' Ju
llus Y Dewey, T. C. Phinney, C. W.
Willard, Henry Barnes, R. Richard
son, Charles Reed, Charles Dewey, G.
lW.' Reed. J. T. Thurston, II. S.
Boutwell, Denlson Taft. I. P. Denny,
C. S. Newcomb, D. Baldwin, C. Rob
lnson, P. P. Pltkln, .Toseph Poland,
A. S. Palge, J. A. Page, J. C. Em
ery, D. McDonald, H. W. Heaton, R
W. Hyde, S. C. Woolson, B. F. Fi
fleld, L. F. Pierce, Henry Nutt, A. A.
Mead, C. J. Gleason, S. P. Redfleld,
J. W. Ellis & Co., S. B. Colby, Tim-
othy Hubbard, C. W. Storra, G. W.
Collamer (at $25), A. C. Balley, O.
B. Chandler, O. P. Forbush, .1. A.
Wing, John Spauldlng, L. B. Hunt
ington, h. Palmer, W. B. Hubbard, C.
G. Barnes, Luther Newcomb, Orrln
Pitkln, Robt. Hargin, J. C. Page, G.
W. Scott, E. C. Lillle, John B. Lang
don, S. P. Scott, Geo. W. Tliden, T.
C. Barrows, W. H. II. Richardsott,
H. S. I.oomis, D. G. Knapp, A. T.
Keith, E. Gunnlson, C. II . Ctoss, A.
W. Wilder, E. D. Washburn, G. S.
Richardson, Joseph Fisher, W, S.
Smlth, Luther Cross, Q. D. Cole, C.
W. Rublee, E. C. Holmes, Andrew
Davls, W. F. Braman, Frank Marah,
D. and W. C. Lewis, Joslah Douglass,
George Watson, T. Cross, W. Sprague,
J. Lease. R. H. Whittier, N. P
Brooks, R. R. Keith, Geo. W. Wilder,
A. J. Ruler, Eli Ballou, J. C. Hall,
T. R. Keith, E. S. Camp, Charles A,
Reed, G. B. Reed. T. R. Merrlll,
Erastus Hubbard, L. Burnham. Z. R.
True, S. E. Robinson, I. H. P. Rowell,
J. H. Brown, Roswell Perrln, W. H.
Ballou, H. D. Hopklns.
Of the 103 men who slgned that
guarantee the only ones now llvin;;
are B. F. Fiefleld, T. C. Barrows and
I. H. P. Rowell.
They were never called on to pay
the guarantee, though it was made
in good faith.
The example of more than a hundred
men standlng back of the offer made
by the selectmen had so great an ln
fluence that the town itself votcd
the bounty and pald other bountles
under other calls for troops.
But somo amounts were pald for
the outflttlng of men and companles
and Mr. Barrows recalls the enthus-
lnr.m with whlch some of them con
trlbuted toward the uniform and
equipment ot "Mr.A. C. Brown," then a
prlnter and edltor, who raised the
company. At the puolic meetlng held
to enllst men, Daniel Baldwin stood
ou the head of a barrel at the head of
tho hall, and passed a gold dollar to
each man who slgned the enllstment
The cost of the war to Montpelier
was heavy, and ls glven In the fol
lowing letter from Joel Fostor, Carlos
Bancroft and James T. Thurston. se
Montrsller, Vt., Nov. 21, 1865
Asst. Pro. Mar. Gen. and
Major Unlted Statea A"niy
In answer to your Inqulry as follows,
vlz., wo pald:
Aug. 1862, to 31 then $50 each,
Co. B. Tenth Reglment ..$ 1550.00
Oct. 1862, to 46 men, $50 each
Co. 1, Thlrteenth Reglment 2300.00
Dec. 1863, to 24 men, $300 each,
Thlrd Vt. Llght Battory.. 7200.00
March, 1864, to 18 tnen, to go
ln tho Sovonteenth Regl
ment, $277.77 each 5000.00
March, 1864. to 16 relnllsted
men, $277.77 each 4444.S2
Jan. 1865, to 14 men for tho
Frontier Cavalry, $22(1 each 3150 00
March, 1805, to two drafted ,
Total S.... $24,194.32
To expense3 attendlng re-
crultlng, etc 400.00
FOR At'STRAIiIAJf RALLOT.
lls Ise I Slate Coincntlon Urgctl
By M. J. hnpgood.
Followlng ls n copy of a letter sent
to the Rutland Herald by M. J. Hap
good, of Peru.
To the Edltor of the Rutland Herald:
As Mr. Batchelder, iu a personal
letter, glvea hls "ffce consent.to tho
ndoptlou of tho Australlan form of
ballot ln the comlng State Conven-
tlon, if tho couvention so orders," I
slncerely trust that you will urge, and
lf necessary, demand that the candl
date whlch you, ln a measure, repre
sent, will, also, expresa hls approval
to the proposed measure. 1 belleve
that it would much Injure not only
to the honor and reputation of the
candldates conseiitlug but, also, to the
honor and reputation of the State at
large which should be our chlef con
cern. Besldes wlth Dr. Mead's con
sent, It would preclude any coutest
In the couvention upon the tuatter.
No argument can posslbly be brought
agalnst the use of the Australlan form
of ballot ln tho comlng State Coriven
tlon, where our next Governor is
supposed, as a matter of fact, to be
really elected, that will not apply to
any regular electlon conceivable. And
the only inference that can be drawn
la that any candidate refuslng his
consent desires to retaln the privllege
heretofore glven of 'navlng hls lieuten
ants "watch" the way any promlsed
supporters east thelr ballots. In fact,
no opeu argument has, as yet, been
brought agalnst lt.
ls Dr. Mead wllling to dellberately
take the positlon, not only of refus
lng to flle an account of hls expensea,
sworu to or not, but also of wlth
holdlug consent to the uso ot the
Australlan form ot ballot ln the con-
ventlon, eituer wlth or wlthout booths?
And thls, too, ln the face of the fact
that the other four candidatea deslre
Allow me to add that my maln ob
ject, from the very start ln enterlng
the campaign was to use the addltional
advantage thereby galned iu securing
the adoption o( these two measures,
flllng an account of expense3 by eaclt
of the candldates, and the use of the
Australlan form of ballot ln the con-
vention. As to personal support, lt
ls entirely of secondary importance,
as I am working for prluclple. And
I prefer to leave it to the good sense
of the delegates at the tlme of the
couvention, after they have become
fully Infortned of the sltuatlon. I
should much prefer as my supporters
delegates who were elected as reprg
sentatlvo cltlzens, perfectly free to
act as they thought best up to the
tlme that they east thelr ballots. And
the form of ballot that will best en-
courage that klnd of votlng ls the
rorm or ballot we want. The pre-
ferences" at a caucus I deslre in or-
With thls form ot ballot, full op
portunlty ls glven for a delegate to
vote for any person, whether he has
been uominnted or not. And, as a
rule, you will flnd that it i3 the
"heelers" and the "wlre pullers" who
will oppose lt, they who are afraid
that all of thelr secret work and in
fluence will only count agalnst them.
If our State ls to be governed by
tntluences that oppose the publlclty
of campaign expenses and the use of
a form of ballot that will glve perfect
freedom to the voters, then Gold help
the State of Vermont.
M. J. HAPGOOD.
Peru, Vt., May 27, 1910.
(Lelgh .Mitchell Hodges ln tho Phila-
delphla North Amerlcan.)
You may seek your heaveu in somo
A city wlth gates enpearled
To walk lts streets you flrst must die
And to all you've cherlshed say good
by Good by to your loves and the world.
But I have a heavon that's closer at
It frlnges a clty street,
Its walls are of brick and llme and
And there's nothing about lt very
But, oh, to me it is sweet.
Tho saint who watches hesldo lts
Is blest with a woman's face,
There, wlth two angels my threo
To givo me welcome she always walts,
And that's why I love tho place!
With the llght of her love It ls al
Its throno ls her motuerhood,
In truth 'tla a clty that knows no
All fllled wlth the muslc of child's de
llght Attd nglow wlth tho gold of good.
It is peopled wlth spirits of dear
But tho best of lts glfts are these
Tho love that shares burdons, the
comfort that clieers,
The feellng of oneness that drivos
Tho blesstngs of qulet and ease.
Yoif may seek your heaven ln somo
Through flelds of faith you roam
To reach lts gates, but I have close
A heavon to reach which I need not
I havo found lt horo ln my Homo.
Recelvo Flatlerlttg Call.
Rev. F. B. Kollogg, pastor of the
Waterbury Congregatlonal chttrch for
the past nlno years, has recolved a
flatterlng call to tho Hopo Congrega
tlonal chttrch, Worcester, Mass.,
whlch ho may accopt. Tlioro woro 125
nctivo candldates for tho parlsh and
Mr. Kellogg mado no attempt to so
cure the paatorate, tho call belng all
the more compllmentary oh that ac-couut.
npHERE are three
A different kinds of
Those who have triqd all thrcc
kinds, prefer Clicquot Club, bccausc
it lacks the burniti sting in other
uinucr ales, causcd by the red peppcr,
and bccause its quality and taste are
G'ronounced Kleek-o Club)
The best fresh s'wger and the ocst
sucar (not saccharinc) are used in
Clicquot Club, with a dash of pure
citric fruit fiavor. The water (Clicquot
Spring water) is the best u'intjer ale
water in the world;
and the carbonat
inu; and bottlinu is
Clicquot Club Ginger
Otisr Clicquot btrertjci:
nd LEMOM SODA
SoU by thc b?M jroccrs
MONTPELIER GROCERY COMPANY
WHO IS JOIIX SENTERI
Hnrlliiu'lon Dlspattli Says Hc Is a
Iteiiiocratic Wnrhorse ot the Old
A Burlington dlspatch to the Bos
ton Sunday Amerlcan saya in rela
tion to the Democratlc sltuatlon in
Vermont on the Governorship ques
tlon: -ri SLlBim. Mt
"Some of the Yottnger Democrata
of Vermont yes, indeed, there are
such are hoping that Harland Brad
ley Howe of St. Johmsbury will re
conslder. The Y'ounger Deraocrats
want H. B. H. to ruu for Governor.
They have asked hlin to. In tho
meantime, the Grover Cleveland Club
is going rlgltt ahead wlth lts plans
just aa lf there were no Younger
Democrats in Vermont. The Younger
Democrats are l'ull of flght. They
would llke just for once a whoop
'em up flght and a red flre campaign.
The Grover Cleveland boys have no
tlme for that sort of ttonsense.
"There are not so many of them
left around Vermont, but they've got
the Democratlc machtne in their
hands and they propose to hold on
and see what these young squlrts
mean to do about it.
"Let's see, how many nre thero
left? Well, Brad Smalley has gone,
but there's Vernon Alvord Bullard, of
Burlington, there's John Henry Sen
ter of Montpelier and there's Eraory
S. Harris of Bennington.
"Who John Senter ls cannot bo
told in any ordinary newspaper par
agraph. John Is just as set as Joq
Cannon, but the Youngor Democrats
love hlm. He belleves in the old
Democrncy as rellgiously as somo
of the youngsters belleve in tho new.
All over Vermont they toll you there
ls not an abler gentleman of the law
wlthin her boundaries. You hear
'John Senter' storles here, thero and
everywhere. What John Senter sald
about 'lt' the other day makes no
matter what 'if wns is llstened to
with respect and interest iu hotels,
State House, law oftices, court rooma
and goneral stores.
"Nevertheless and notwlthstandlng,
John Henry is of tne old school and
a warhorse of the machlne. Mr. Sen
ter ls sixty-two. Ho has been prac
ticing law thlrty-one years. In the
flrst Cleveland admlnistratlon ho was
a natlonal bank examlner. In the sec
ond he got away wlth the United
States dlstrlct attorneyshlp. Brad
Smalley was tho leader and Johu a
faitful If able follower."
A woman who has lost her beauty
ls as fussy as a man who has to part
his halr wlth a towel.
f !0PYR1CHT3 &C.
Anrono aendtnt a sVclcti pntt doscrlptlon mar
anlcklr nicerlaln our oplnlon fres nbether a
lnrenllnn t probdbly pmnntabie. CotnmunlM
tl.iMsstrlctlTCOTiadontlal. HANUB0QX onPateuu
lani (ree. OlJoat aiiencr fur iocurmc patents.
I'.iteun takon tnnxik'n Ituiin & Co. rocelre
iptcLil notlce, wlthnut cbxriie, latba
rulatlon ( aiir oclomldo lournal. Tcrms. 13 n
jruirt tour montbs, 11, BolJ byall neivjdsalsrs
A PACKAflE OF MEDICINE FREE.
Evory sttbscrlber to thls paper who
will yrlto to tho address belw will
recelvo, freo f oxpenso, a packago cn
tattting antnll boxea of all ot the fol
lowlng woll known medlclnea: Lane'a
kldnoys, Lano's Pleasant Qulnlno
Tablots for colds and grlp, and Shor-
mans Ileauache Romedy. Address
Orator F. Woodward, Le Roy, N. Y.
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