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LXIJ, NEW ShJlUlSM VOL. XXXIV.
FROM THIS STATE CAPITAL
A BUSY day in both branches of
UIaiuhmiiii of tli Intorcsls ot tin- I i ! I u r in
School llmlerlilll'M Contested IHt'rtlon
Chnm-TIiu Itmuilon of tlm Somite nf
1SKI -Wednesday's rroccwillnui.
M aii-h.ii:ii, Oct. IM. This has been a
uy day m b jth Homes and there Is al
eady a marked tendency to push bu-i-jcss.
When the third rending of the bill
.o make the trusteeship of the Helorm
School an appointive ofllee, instead ot
,i,.t.. - ,ir fl, i
elective, cime m. pursuaut to older, the
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-tintleman from Newport not being In his
seal rt was s guested by the chalrnir.n of
ihe general committee, Mr. Italian! of
Buinngton, that the matter be postponed.
13 it the House was In no humor for fur
bi r i istpimetnents of special orders, and
with commendable alacrity negatived the
ropo itiou. The mover of the motion to
u'l.ij .e inert forward In bis seat, and di
recting his voice toward the comer seat in
f rot t nf him, said In an audible whisper :
Well, governor, Its your bill, go ahead."
Mr. l'roctor arose in his seat
md adv cated the p is-nge of the
bill in a few sensible suggestions
ile said the governor would have plenty
of time to consider the quallllcatious ot
candidates, and act advisedly in appolnt-
ng whereas the Legislature hadotlento
pass huritedly upon some name suddenly
sprung upim their attention. The advi.-a
blllty of tiu-tecs holding over, and not
going on' all at once, was appaient. By
liakin.' the app mitm-nit at first tor dit
trent period-, It would obviate this de
'ect and s i make it that only one new
member came into the board at once
Mr. Pror or in closing looked round and
said he should like to hear from those
opposed to the bill and then would request
the privilege of closing the deb Ue. Not. a
word was heard m opposition, and with a
iook oi mingitd satlntaetioii anil m-ap
Dolutuieiit the gentleman from Proctor I
resigned himself to hearing the third
reading ot t he bill, and the tiassage of the
bill voted by sucli a volume of "ayes'' as I
to assure linn that ha had the House with
1 1 in .
tsir to Tin: i;i:i oi;.M suiooi..
The joint committee on this lustltiltiou
will visit It on Thursday the !)."tli, leaving
Montpelierat li;:) In the morning. Sev
ral ladies will accompany the pirty, upon
the invitation of the superintendent and
rut: iiuAN't) isu: mtiDUK.
On Thursday the 25th n visit will lie
made to the proposed location of the
bridge from Grand Isle to North Hero.
The Senate and Hons- committees will
eave Thursday atternoon and arrive at i
Lidd'sdoek Friday forenoon. While the 1
-teamer Maqiiiim, which will take them
irom Maquaui, is at Pnittsbiirgh, tlie com-
nilltee will inspect the propo-ed location I
and then take the boat on Its return and
come to Mmiuam. The committee will
csoj n rn over Thursday night at Swanton.
The senators ot lisM had a lively session
list night at their reunion. There were pres
ent the following ex-senators : Clark aud
WllllaniSiOf Addison, Gibbs and Urewster ,
jf Chittenden, H jbson of Kssex, Baxter1
of Franklin, Christy of LimalUe, McDulIy
of Orauge, Thompson and Flftcher of Or
leans, Field of Rutland, Jones audChapiij
of Washington, Holton ot Windham and
Paul of Windsor. Kx Gov. Oiniabee, the
then lieutenant -governor, was also pres
ent, as were some ot the oliicers of the
Senate. Ot cour.se ' Chanuce '' was there,
although he was not of that Senate more
than any other. Cbauncey is not lor a
stssion, out ior
llll llllie HUH UenillOrd
1 m,' VJ"1 fll!.,1,re c"re. wl'11'll?i
u. ."u-I.-k' lPlt i0i 11,e . S?""te 'J.t t0; I
,ciun nimiL u. III. mill ML OUCH HlHTl-
ed witli a
slim." The burden of mock
legislative measures was in relation to
leueviug me county oi vjrieans in regard
to their choice of a county seat, and the
trials and troubles incident thereto. It
will be remembered that in 1SSI was the
light over the shire town of that county.
I NIII.KIIII.I. CONTKSTKl! KI.KCTIOS.
Arguments were presented in this case 1
last night before the committee on elec
tions. M. II. Alexander, Hsq , presented
the opening case of the protestants, fob The auditor ot accounts submitted to
lowed by V. A. Billiard, eq. and Judge the Senate in the morning a report re
Hifse tou argued the case of the sitting i lative to the lluancial conditiou of the
member; and Hiram A. Huse, esq , Slate, which was ordered to be printed,
closed for the prote.itant. The real work Hills introduced and relerred-liy Sna
of the committee now commences, lor tor Rates, relating to Mttiiciiniftit ami suIh
though It may be tiresome to sit long
hours aud hear the
drum reading of depositions, there is not
much work attached to it; at least fo the 1
membera of the committee think, for one
of lliein remarked to his colleagues, when
the arguments closed. 'Well, now our
work commences," and with a doleful,
shake of the head, his brethren co incided
thk iti:roitT ok Tim statu auutou,
In compliance with a Joint resolution of
the legislature the auditor of accounts
has made his report ol the present llniin
cial condition of the State. He leports
that the Huntington fund has been
mostly expended "for the general pur
poses of the Male" and that the annual
interest f VI CI3.73, renrd.is as a llxed
clnrge. l'he statement made by the
State treasurer October 111, shows that
there were liabilities aggregating 1.10,77-1
71, and resources of ill)-, HU.10. Tne
auditor says 'Snould the expenses be the
sime for this as for the last legislative
year it will take lb9,lS1.70 in addition to
the sum now provided for to meet the
demands to August 1 next, aud this with
out making provision for any portion ot
the permanent Indebtedness" Tne report
will lie puulished in lull in our next isaue.
mi: boi.niEUs iiomi:.
The military committee made a rppnt
on their vihit to the Soldiera Home. They
.-aid it would soou be an Institution ot
which every Veimonter wou.d be pioud.
They Hrtv icaled the passHge of the bill
making mi appropriation ll.etvfor. Tee
cotnn Itieo speak in terms l 1 1- - most
uuquablli'd jirnlse in relation to the man
itKeniriit ot Capt, Coffey ni'd Is wife.
juuiieuiaieiy nnow ug llm reading '
the report tame up ihe bil. m..tU,i: in up -
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u thlut reading ou Tnurf-dny
HOlfsl rWRHMMNGb IN III TAtf.
These lulls were lnliodiictil and leftrred
hi Ihe House lu the morniug . H. 145, by
Mr. Slack onc'riiing the village of
Sjiliiglleld i H. 140, by Mr. Ballard, pro
viding that whenever the Probate Court,
on due Inquiry, llnds any i.erson an Ine
briate, It shall remove him to any Histltti
tion in this State, where he will receive towns and gores, wiin proposal or iiineuu
....i..i irot.Mf fr nMi rniwliHnn . it I uiyiit, making tlio maximum tnx -. per
147 liv Mr. Luveluuil
Mr. Luvelaud of t'ui'slilleld. to
piovlde for the payment, of the expense
of maintaining the insane poor ; II 148, by
Mr. Phelps of Westminster, in lela
tinn to the ue ol barbed wire fences; II.
14P, by Mr. I'rnctor of l'roctor, to abolish
the town system of schools, and restore
the school district system In the town ol
Hntland. in support of this bill pidi
tions were presented trom every district iu
the town exceut the graded district ; II.
l.")0, by Mr. Perkins clelitiUig the term
"personal estate"; 11. 151, by Mr. Hale ol
W est lndsor, to amend the trustee pro
cess to live dollars as a minimum subject
i,v Mr. Wheelock ot Mil-
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ton. giving auditors, referees and commis
sioner-power to issue subpiiMias in hear
ings belore them; II. 153, by Mr. Holton
of Binttleboro, making the elo-e season
or trout, stlmoi' and longe in the waters
ot the State August 1 and April 1 ; II lot,
oy the same, making the clo-u sea
son tor quail, woodcock and part
ridge fvom December 15 to Septem
ber 1 ; II. 155, by Mr. Brownell of
Kssex, making u minimum limit of
jlu as siibj-ot to ti Usii-,- piocess, to judlcl
;i f coni'inttee : 11 by Mr. K'e.hard-
s ni ol Wuttslleld, an act to pay Mary A,
Cutler the sum iiumei.
Passage Kftu-ed II 15. repealing the
I " ie(niriug an .aii-ir.tct of individual
lists to iiedepi sUed In town clerk's olllce.
Hills Passed--!!. Ill, providing lor the
appointment of supervisors of the insane,
by Ihe governor. 11 M, for the protec
t on of hi hways in winter. Messrs. Rog
ersof Wheelock, Kldredge of Mlddlebury
and Chllds of WVyhridge supported the
it'll by expt lining the conditiou of roads
vv here self acting br iki-s are n-ed 11 1H,
to incorporate the Karon r-and M"ch.iuiCn
Kscliange. H. 114, to incorporate the
Chestnut Hill Reservoir company.
Senate Hills Read and Reterred S 5.
iippropriatinii t-25,000 lor the Soldiers'
Home; to c uiimtttee on military mIT airs.
S. la, to complete monuments tor Gettys
burg; to committee on military allairs.
Passage Refused S s, relating to court
reporters; H 5s. providing for the sale ot
nronertv bv lieii-hiilder-.
Special Orders for Friday Morning H
PJ. in relation to the erection nndtiiiintH
nance of guide posts. II 07, amending
section StiPS ot the Hevised Liws. H. S'"
relating to amendment ot process. 11.71,
relating to the drawing of grand and netit
I jurors. Adjourned.
I In the Hott-e in t he afternoon II 17,
' was taken up and on motion of Mr. Fur
I man of Swanton was made a special order
1 lor Tuesday at ll):'i(l a. in.
Petitions Hy Mr. Mann of Wilming
ton, that of W. C. SeMou and l'J7 others
of Wilmington, prajing for
Joint resolutions I;; regard to the
, agricultural experiment station ; adopted
in cnnriu rence.
.Mr. Walbridge of CVncord presented a
certilled statement of C. II. Green and iS
others, who voted lor Gilbeit Ilarrimau
at Ihe late election in Canaan tor town
representative or would have done so, if
they had not been inlltieneed hy the,
promise ot money or other valuable!
things to do otherwise.
Senate bills re id and referred.
S :j;f, i elating to executors and admiuls
ttators. Hills passed: H. 13a, to change the i
n ime ol I j R. Ulcli ; II. i!5, to incorpor
ate the Mount Manstield railroad com
puny; II. 7;i, to legalize the grand list of
the town ot lrasbnigli for issj nud lss- ;
; H IP, to legalize the grand list ot the
town of Waitslleld lor lfb7; H. ss, legal-
zing grand list ot I) irs-t tor 1 -r,
Special orders for Friday morning S. ,
5, relating to the Soldiers Home ; S. 13, to (
I complete monuments: for Gettysburg , S. '
il, providing where suits brought by an ,
executor or administrator shall oe return
able . il 14'.', rela'ing to the trustee pro
cess and pension money ; H. 143, relating
to estates of homesteads.
Resolution liv Mr. Kmerv of Chelsea.
by request, tiiat if the Senate concur aud
tin, rmvoiMinr .Inuu ,,nt nl.l.i'l tlw. ,.,, I f.
eorporatlons may vl-.t the site ot
the proposed Nicaragua canal in older lo
ti.L-i, I ,,, u 1 1 l.ru.i t ur.H,,.. il.u ...uxr. 1
I VMiniinn thurir, ,.. imtr.r., ,.,iii.
tee, provided that no expense shall be in
curred by the State ; under, the rule the
same was ordered to lie.
Rills introduced and referred II. 157,
1 by .Mr. Hldredge of M ddlebury. to pay II.
I A. Chamberliu the sum named ; H. 15S,
tiy Mr. ii-triett of Stratlord, relating lo
proceedings against towns for damages
done by dogs.
of property on which mortgagee, nledgee.
vender or bailee has a lien; hy Senator
Tatt, making the iienaltv for hauling or
conveylng liquor over any road or high , lolly thrilling was that of Dr. Kate Rush
way in the State 10 aud ensts and 30 days nell regarding the tralllc in girls In the
Imprisonment for Ilist olllence, fcio and lumber regions of northern Wisconsin,
costs and (id days for second ollence, and ; On Sunday evening Rishop Samuel Fel
i'M and (10 days tor each subsequent of-1 lows of Chicago spoke on the eccle-lasti
fence, ami allowing officers lo search j cal emancipation of women. He said that
teams without wai rant ; by Senator Man-' no church was complete 111 Its organiza
slir, to amend val ions sections ol Revised i Hon without a recognition ot women in
Lawschaiiiiing the IL-cal vear. i Its otllcinl appoiutllieiits.
Ordered to lie From the committee on
judiciary in iavor ol II. 77, mi act in j
ituieiiiiiiieiii oi .o oi oi i lie lausoi is-a, i
relating to fees ot probate courts. On mo
lion of Senator Tatt, ordered to lie. On
motion of Senator Briggs, the bid was
taken trom the taMeuinl recommitted to
the judiciary committee.
I'nllnl-hed business S. .13, mi act In ad
dltlou to chapter 1115, R. L., relating to
executors and admiulstramis. and it wuh
taken trom the talile, and (he proposed
aiiieiniuieiii oi rseniuor naies agreed lo.
Senator FNk moved totuither amend so
a-to rtqulre the adrainlstrator to settle
his account when me old surety is dis
charged and a new one app limed ; agreed
to, aud the lull a. amended was passed ;
S. 13, an act to complete iii'inumeuis for
Getiysburg, was taken from the table and
passed ; S 5, an act appropriating a c-i-taln
sum for the support ol the Soldiers
Home was takn from t he table and pushed
Joint lehoiutlon BySeimtor Hammond,
thai State librarian deliver to Sheldon ait
library a copy of such documents as are
neuled to 1111 seis ; relerred to committee
111 the (if. ernofin these bills were Intro,
duced and referred In the Semite : By
Senator Briggs, by lequest, providing tnat
savings banks, aval savlugs banks and
nils companies, may invest In iniinln.iial
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1 ft s! ,us . 1 7il
aid ot railroads, in
an act provulp-g for
i i lit ii. ooliilintail.
ot supervisors of the
ins nie; II 7S to amend an iu t Ipccirponi-
tlug Ine 1 iri'iHts and Mechanic- Lx
i c l until , II 14. t, nice rporate the Clu-i
nut. Hill re ervoir coitipmy; II lit!, to
t hanui) the name o Flora Ann Huns
Reports--From committee on judiciary
in favor of H. 74. empowering oliicers of
societies lorthe preventim of cruelty to
nniniuls to arrest and prosecute offenders;
from the commlttto on highways and
briileoH In fuvor of S. 44. in relation to
highways and bridges in unorganized
rimr of L'rniiil list In. tend of 15. which Ws
agreed to, and third reading ordeied.
Ad lout lied.
tiii1; w. . t. u.
I'urtluT I'mriMMlIng" nf the WfiniPii'Kiro
llllcall I tlliipuriinro Uiiloil Nullnliill
One ot the most exciting Incidents, per
haps, in the woman's national temperance
convention at New York was the unvail
ing attempt of Mrs. Kllen J. Foster to ob
tain a hearing for the meinoilal of the
Iowa State W. C. T. U. against the prosti
tution of the Woman's Temperance Union
by its alliance with apolitical party. In
this protest, which is a calm. Vigorous ami
seuslhle paper, the Iowa women say, tube
half of a large number of their sisters In
other States :
"Tins alliance with the third partyl is
wrong in pi'inc'pie, unchristian in method
mwl ilUiiitrotis in results.
'l'he basin principle of the Woman's
Christian Temiit-rance Union Is Christian
irnty in promoting the principles and
practice ot total abstinence. The basic
piinciple of party organization Is citizen
unity in political action. Thee differing
principlesare unequally yoked by the par
ti-.iii allillation of t he national union.
The partisan position of ttie national
union Is a prostitution ot its original pur
pose ! It must he abandoned or the or
ganization will cease to be an evangel.
The influence of the national union "ii.
its entirely" is given to a political p utv
its money is applied through the salaries
of the national ollhers to the service of a
political party. The moral inllueiice of
woman Is the power which stands to her
in place of the ballot. This moral iniln
ence 1- pledged to a political party, Tills
is political lobbery and strikes at the
foundation principles of political liberty."
The reading ot this memorial was pre
vented by the pas-age, by "14 to IS, agalii-t i
the earnest opposition of Mrs. Foster, of a
resolution leferring all protes:s and
memorials to committees without al
lowing them to be read in the
convention. Mrs. Foster then asked
I emus-ion t distribute printed copies of
the document among the members. Rut
even this was bluntly denied by Ml-s
, W'illard, who also reinsert to permit cop
' ies to be given to the press. She was not
1 altogether successful, however, in keep ng
I tlie document from the public. This arbi
I trary disbarring of a great State auxiliary
' like that of Iowa from even a hearing
I 1 llm ttutmnul nmivtitinn putwi.il
bti-0U(f feeling, and the minority thought
seriously of leaving the convention, nil
llnally conclii'led to take time to consider
their tiituie cour-e. At a later stage of
the convention, on Monday. Mrs. Fo-ter
mid the coii-ervaitve minority carried a
point lit securing the repeal of the gag by
1 iw adopted two years ago, which pro
vided that any resolution relerrlng to the
attitude of the union toward political par
ties should be voted on without de
bate. The motion to repeal this was
made by Mrs. Weeks ot Pennsylvania,
wiio dtclired it an outrage that nil asso
ciation of Christian wo.;ieu should have
on their code ot law.- one interfering with
human rights and tree speech, as this one
did. Mrs. Foster followed with a stirring
(speech, in winch she insisted that the
resolution was almost unprecedented in
history, and the motion was curried in
spite of the opposition of Miss W'illard
and her more nnscrupiiloussiipporters, by
1 a vote ot !253 to 40 Other proceedings are
1 reported as follows tor our columns by
l Mis. K. R. Lund.
' Satuiday evening a beautiful white bin
; ner, appropriately inscribed Willi mot
I toes, the gilt, of that noted philanthropist
Klizabetli Thompson, wits presented in a
speecli by Rev. Anna Shaw, responded to
in an appreciative and feeling manner by
1 Mi-s W'illard. Gov. John P. St. John was
I called forward by .Miss W'illard amid ter
Mrs. Mary T. Latlnop, who was on the
i programme for a speech, said she would
i not in 11 tot a speech upon the audience,
lint nevertheless made a spicy speech in
; which she said :
Gentlemen: We are a "gone cite," a
1 body of non-voting citizens. "You have
sold out our Sabbath and wrenched our
civlbz itlon. You can't build an ideal or
' g-tnlz itioti here. You have not room.
You are too mixed up. Come out to our
praii ies. We are here as missionaries and
, can't come down to your level, but you
are it magnificent and intelligent set ot
heathens to talk to. We have set the na
tion to thinking and will set the wor.d to
' sj,.,v WHg errnpitrt at the opera house
uh a oil iiion hj Mrs. Klizibeth Green
wood ot Brooklyn, in the morning. In
the Ktteruoou bpeeches were made on so
cial putity and kindred topic- by Mi-s
wiiiard, nr. iv ate istisnneii, .Mrs. u. 11
Hams and lb. Mary A. Allen. Kspec-
On Monday, M ss Leonora Barry of
Kuluhlsof Labor, wis introduced and
said loiceliil words, commending espe
cially the elloits of the ". C T. l in
their endeavor lo banish the plenties of
women from clnar stores and other pub
lic places. A resolution of thanks whs
oideitd by the convention to Terence V,
Powiierly for his good work In the
Knights of Labor.
1'he election ol oliicers was proceeded I
! wit Ii,
4U0 olucers and delegates oelug
present. Miss W lllard was reelected
president, receiving 300 votes, and was
conducted to the chair anil gieeUd hy the
rising of the audience and waving of
handkerchiels, It was an tmpi'trsbe
occision when Miss Wlllard came tor
ward, as she relerred to having occupied
this position for 10 yeais.
A V. tiiran Stiigt DrlTur's KOIIi Ittrtliilny
O. J. Brown of Claremont, N. II , for
many yeats before the establishment of
j railroads a stage proprietor and driver,
celebrated his 80th birthday yesterday by
driving eight gray horses attached to it
I r,,,.,,..,-.! .,....,.1. I...l,..l ii-llti 17 ill I1I.1 Mt,l..p.
jlylrleuds and' neighbors, Irwu that town
lo Windsor, vt., where me piny partook
i of dinner at the Windsor House. M
Brown Is lu excellent heaphaiid haniLcd
his team with lie skill ol 50 jetrs ago.
Hani llnriifil nl l.lu-l.im.
... . ...
The barn of K. Fuller
at Chelsea, and Its
conieiifs weie totally con-u uecl by ike
Tuesday aflernoou. Loss, from f'loo to
Fit II) AY, CKJTBJS li
BUttlilNd TON'S FIREMEN.
THEIR ANNUAL INSPECTION
PARADE A SUCCESS.
InluruHtltis mid Well Oimteiiteil Ym unil
IIimo Itcm U.noy Wins VII Tlir nl lli
I'oriiier I lie Ituxors Out the I'lrHt
l'rlii In llm Ooiiipany CoutFHt,
The annual inspection and parade of
the Burlington Fire department oc
curred Tuesday, and the result was
satisfactory in every respect. The
inspection showed that the depart
ment is In an excellent condition,
nnrt Its appenrance on parade and in the
other events fully jiHtilled the pride
which our citizens take iu the depart
ment. Tie weather was pleasant, the
races well cmtested and the programme
was successful in every respect.
At about - o'clock the various compa
nies at one stroke of the fire alarm bell
staited from their various headquarters
and marched to the south side ot the City
Park where were assembled Mayor Henry
mid the Board of Aldermen. The cam
P'lines with their app iratus then passed
before the city oliicers, and everything
was found to be in u satisfactory condi
tion. The members ot the department
then marched through Churcn street to ,
Pearl where the line wis reform. 'd for the
parade In the following order : :
l)i tiielmient of police. i
'I'll, Shi-. man Military b.iml.
I'ulel Engineer IVi kins and It's assistants.
Ituxer Ktotlne oimipany No. 3.
Ilo ,k iiiid Ladder company No. 1.
IV mill Alien I'.inr.ne company N", 4.
Iii'lle llo-x1 co.Lpany S . - ot I'iattsburgli, ,
Mir llo-ecomp nyNo. -.
c lipp r Musi coiupuii) No. 0.
ll.ii nea Ilo5e company No. 7.
The apparatus followed the companies,
ail being drawn by handsome horses. All
of the compauies turned out in good iilitu
beis and presentul a very creditable ap
pearance. 1 he Lilians appeal ed at tlieir
be-t ami attracted the Usual favorable
comment. Much attention was paid the
Relief Hose company of Platt-bnrgh, who
made a very Hue appearance in their handj
some hide uiiitonns with silver helmets.
The Shermans made tlieir u-tial line
appearance and the band was in excellent
The line of march was down St. Paul 'o
Main, to Union, to College, to Wiuooski
avenue, to Pearl, to Church, to College, to
St. Paul, to Main, where the parade was
disml-sed at three strokes of the bell.
The line pa-sed before Mayor Henry and
the Hoard ot Aldermen who were upon
the stand iu the city park. Mr. Louis
Follett ot Plattsburgh, who was foreman
ol the Boxer engine cominny 35 years ago,
was also on the stand. 'l'he streets along
the line of march was thronged with spec
tatois, notwithstanding the brief notice,
and tile parade as a whole formed a pleas
ing spectacle. On the conclusion of the
parade the several compauies repairel to
their respective houses to make, ready for
the coming contests
Tin: foot hacks.
The hose aud foot races took place on
St. Paul street immediately after the
p trade, and for this purpose the thorough
fare between Cullege aud Main streets
was lnunded by wires to keep the crowd
back. The various courses were ou St.
Pull s'reet beginning near College and
Bank stieets and terminating south of the
Hotel Burlington. There were three loot
races, 101), UOO aud 400 yards dashes, open
to members of the department only, tor
which the piiz-s were fli, 4 ; 10, t), ii ;
and fto. ii, ft. lespectlvely. the judges
were L C. Grant, L. A. Drew, and C
C Miller aud M. W. Johnson was the
l'he lirst coutast was the 100 yards dash
In which there were six contestants. All
got a good start. Murphy led for a short
distance but was soon headed by Casey
who rim easy the last halt, winning in 11
seconds, with Murphy taking second
In the 200 yards, six contestants, Cab
led triim the start, and was not headed
ttie entire distance, running the course iu
Hi seconds, followed closely by Murphy
and Cutley in the order named.
The 400 yards was the last of
the foot races, there being eight
entries. Through some misunderstand
ing at the s'art the pistol was Hied and
the runners were called back, all stopping
ex.ept Casey and Cota who went over
ti.e truck Iu the order named, iu .Vi sec
onds, aud were given the two ilrst prizes.
the iiosk r..ui:s.
Five companies competed in the hose
races, the liooKf, names, lioxers, tstais
The rules required each
company to use service cart, carrying not
le-s than 350 feet service hose, and to run
750 feet, 4n0 feet to lidrant at the corner
ot Cullege and St. Paul streets, attach
and lay one line ot liose 350 feet, break
connections nt 300 feet, put on pipe and
get on w .ter, time to be taken when
water goes through pipe. The records
Were as follows :
Honk and LHililer compiuy M'ta
lr llo-e uorapuiiy 47
Ci iper 11 so cimiiMiiy Mb
Harms llo.o loinpiny 41,4
Ituxer Hiikiiiu company 4'.'4
'1 be Ilrst comp my to go over the course
were the Hooks, who made a tine run,
until when in front of the Hotel Burling
ton where four of the team stumbled and
fell, the carl passing over one of them,
but none was seriously hurt. This hli.der
ed them as well a- work not of the best
at the livdrant, and t net r time was slow.
Time 53-t. nhe.i in ide the coupling ami
was the only one who caught i tie coupling
Irotll the reel Delore It shuck lite ground
Ti, Kmr-i iIihm hHt the nare. coming
ilotiii lit ii rattling rale, and making a
ifimil run Inn. thf water was a little slow
lu teaching the iicz,le. I'inie Ii.
The Clippeis followed with one of the
best runs ever made by any of the com
panies, but theie was trouble at the
hydrant and the time w s WV'j
The Barnes came next wim a good run,
doing line work at every point, and low
ered t lie mark lo 4l'i.
'l'he Boxers were the last to com
pete. Their run was superb, coming
clown much closer to the east curb,
(J lick connections weie made at the hy
mailt and the cart was il isely followed
the water, ivl.lun reached inn uotzm in
41', l bus giving Diem the first pi ize of
ihe Barnes taking ihe second ot 50.
ami the Stars the thud, Ji,
A l.arct, rmnliiu.
riicodcre J. Sluift) , Intel iivale bi Com-
i oai v G Secon I
,gnneit Mass etiu-e Is
ivi,... 1)t sit. Albau-. b
i-iihihK b.en grill ed a pension ioi
disease tf the eje-resulting ill IdllnlPfs
The Ilrst payment amuuiits to about iMiv.
SUNIIAV SUIIOOI, WOKKHKS.
tlonvmilloii In Wonilnt oc lt In- I
At the State Sunday school convention
a Woodstock, Wednesday October 17, Dr.
Williams led the devo ional services. At
'.1.30 Rev. J. F. Brodle uncle a Hue address
of welonie which was happily responded
to by ttie president. A song service then
followed led by Professor Towner. Rsv
H. A. Spencer then sp ike on the sublect
"D.,ctrinal teaching iu the Sunday si i.oi.i."
He s aid Christian character must be has.
ed ou truth. Doctrinal teaching is not yet
to be c ist aside. The church which does,
throws itself away the church Is iu the
denomination. If the church falls all lails.
Sectarianism and bigotry have to a great
extent gone out of the church. Haulers
have not been broken down, the good In
the churches have grown taller.
A few moments Iu song were passed
when Dr. Raker took the desk and spoke
on "The methods of Sunday school work."
He said there tire three lines of Sunday
school woik the spirit, the theme and the
method. Method is not to lie discarded. I
j The school is of the chinch. The pastor
is at the head of the school mid chiir:.h.
The superintendent ought lo have author
ity with the pastor hack ot him. It is the
business ot the chinch to seethe school
I does not lack lor what money can procure.
The hymns and prayers should be In bear
ing with the lesson. If you have an ex
i pert have that one teach the little ones.
Let the board choose a look out commit
tee to look alter new scholars. Make
your school good and It will uot want at
tendants. The Y. I S. C. K. is a help to
Alter singing Mr. Reynolds spoke in
his Usual torciole manner on "Convention
work, international and worlds "Among
' many other things he said there will be
1 next July ;i wo-Id's convention lu Lon
don and a steamer is to be chartered to
take the delegates there and back. Ver
mont will lie entitled to three. At'Ji'ciock
iu the atternoon a promise and piano ser
vice was held conducted hy Messrs. Haw
1 ley and Towuer. At -30 the president
, took the chair ami Rev. W. F. Peleisspko
well ou " The importance and methods of
interesting Sunday school scholars in Bi
ble study.'' Miss S. K. Clark of West
Brattleboio, read an excellent paper on
'Hints to primary teachers." Piofessor
Towner addressed the convention on
'Sunday school music." He teared lead
ers iu jsiiuday school work often fail iu
appreciation ot music in their schools.
The term Suudav school music ought to be
abolished We should u-e the same kiuil
ot music that we Use In clnncu.
How the Y. P. S. C. K. can help the
church was the theme on which Hev. J.
L Sewall spoke both pleasantly and pro
lltably. He sulci the upbuilding of Chris
tian character, the training to Christian
work and tne conversion of sinners was
theobjectof thlssoclety It is the left nrm,
as the niinday school is the right arm of
the church. Through this society 22,000
souls have come Into the church iu one
yeir. ihe question drawer was then
opened and Dr. Baker ati-werecl questions
lor the spice of 10 minutes.
At 7 Me is. Bristo and Towner con
ducted a song and conference service. At
7 30 the piesident took the chair. Money
to carry ou the work was called lor, by
air. Reynolds aud over fJUO were pledged
RiV llenrv Crocker spoke ou ".Memory.''
Dr. Baker again took the desk and spoke
on "How to teach the lesson.'' Among
I the many forcible points were the follow-
ling: Teach punctuality, ite in your place
on time. No teacher has a more right to
stay trom Ills class than a minister horn
his pulpit without an excuse. Teach
promptly, teach cheerfully, teach inde
pendently, (Iou'l depend ou question
nooks, teich earnestly, don't be listless or
tame, teach reviewiiigly, asK from two to
live que-Hons lu revieiv, teach oveillny
ingly, be lull ot your lesson, draw the
cla-s out by questions. never tell a scholor
what you can get out of htm, teach illus
tratively, teach suggestively, awaken
thought,, nev ru-k a iUestlon;that can be
answered ye.- or no, teach impartially,
, don't skip ihe dull scholar, leach helpful
ly, help the class; don't lecture It, tench
' applylngly, ask w hat do yon learn (rout
till- lesson, teach prayerlully, pray for
yourseli and for jour cla-s, teach tender
ly, be a father or mother to your class, the
, teacher is a pastor, reach believingly.
It is truth you teach; believe It. The
I association adjjurned, with benediction
1 by the pieside'il.
, Thursday morning w.is clear and pleas
' ant. At 1) o'clock devotional services he
I gan, led by the president and Prof,
.'owner. Ac. .i:2() Dr. Baker reopened the
question drawer, and many practical
I questions were answered. Many delegates
I lett ou the 10:40 tialu. The election ol
1 oliicers followed.
! At the business session Thursday fore
noon the treasnier's report shows total
receipts to i date to be ?.'.s 05, exien-es to
unit: iu uc f in, - i, ii.iniuirfC mi in, ii,, vim. , i.
! The statistical report showed the uggre
g ite of Sunday schuol memhers to be :
1 lu linptut schools 'i.ii
tin CoiiKiMtidioual schools T.'.'SI
in l-.pl-cnp.il eiMiooU , '.l.i'J
1 Iu 1'iee llaptist scnools i'.ltll
InVi iinont Metnonlst eonh renee l!i.7,it
lu Troy .detiiiiillsc coiiteieucu .... ,'i.lUI
In I'ristijluriiui tehool- 7ili
lu other schools .... ",ma
' Resolutions were adopted iu regaid to
the late Professor Sherwin, lavormg
bounty association institutes, the "Train
lug school for Sunday school workers" at
Spriuglleld, Massachusetts, endorsing the
suggestions of the executMe committee,
appreciative of Prcit. Deeriug's services
as secretary for three ye.us, mid thanking
the people of Woodstock lor tlieir ho-pi-
I talliy, and the railroads for their courtesy
, and lavors.
Arrangements were made for Brother
I William Reynolds, president ot the Inter-
I national DlludnV School convention, lo lie
! nreseiit at special meetings 111 the State
' h- follows ; At Bel Pel. O ;iob-r 27 : W est
Ituiiiliilnli. October L'S: Moiitpeller, Duto-
I lier'JP ; St. Johnshury, October 30 ; White
1 R ver Junction. Ojloher 31 ; Brattlehoro,
November I ; Rutland, November ! ; Bur
lington, November 3.
I Olivers elected were ill part as follows :
I President, U'v J. A. Pierce of West Ran
I ilcilpli; refolding recretary. Key. J. 11.
Baoblit, West Bratlleboro ; (the latter to
serve temporarily uiim ninMiin-,t ,
executive co'iiniitlto to the olllce. of cor
responding secretary and treasurer )
l'he assignment, of place fo; uexi J ear's
meeting Wnt. left. Ailli ttie exeiuhve com
mune, riieaddress on " Ti e Successful
School," by Rev. F. K DaM-o' -M Jolu.s
imry, ,vas one ot the most inti-itsiing ev
eic sesol lite convent Ion. He c enly aim
foicilily showed that hiko-m, depended
nut ou nuiiibsrs the question was
nil tiulbme loil t'U" but a
spiritual one. not on po'.mbttity, tlirutii.h
pn.-s, etiteilainmciits, tic , but on Hit
-pup of the uospel; not on up tern
,i. llamas, "the word of U d was inmbn
oelore nlackboauW were thought of.
Suetvsx would come by gathering in all
vv ithlu i's bounds utitler the nisfuctlnti ot
the word, by keeping In clo-e-t tellnw
siiii with the church, oy coniiniiig itseit to
its proper work of teachlii-' the word, by
ciititiiioiiK lile, not governed hy seasons
or weather, aud by bringing the pupils to
Brother Reynolds followed this address
with his apt and suggestive thoughts on
knowing men thoiotigldy inorderto reach
them, and above all never becoming dis
couraged Iu the work for it is God's
work and the rtsults ate in his hands.
A se-slou of speclallvdevoiitand fervent
prayer closed the morning ses-lou.
hi the atternoon the claims of temper
ance woik In tlieSuiidny-scbonl were ably
presented (in the ao-eiiee of the represent
atives ol the W. C T. U i Ii Mr. Reynolds
The great woik of the Sunday-school
must be the prcaeiitlou of iutertemper
ance. Parting words were spoken by Rev. I.
McAnii of Wood-lock. Thus ended one
nit he best i -ciiiie say the best! of these
State Sunday-school conventions.
Mrs. Towner presided at the orgau all
thiough the se ion.
Mr Reynold of Illinois, is to pus's some
,1hV!' '" lm' StiUt!-
Mr. Babbitt the -ecretry pro torn wn?
popular with all.
Butliiigton Is to have Mr. Reynolds one
Sunday, after tils return to the Mate.
The Sunday-school Interests will be
much revived because of the convention.
tiii: statu iti;i'oi;is.
Inspector nl Fliiimce 1'iign on Vermont's
Sating Hauls-and Trust Cmnp;itilea.
All abstract of the annual report ot the
inspector ot llniince, giving the figures per
taining to the resources and liabilities of
the savings banks and and trnt companies
in the State, with the amount of dividends
paid, amount ot deposits and number of
depositors lifts already been published in
these columns. .Mr. Page'.-reommenda-ttons
relate almost entirely to the subject
of western mortgages. The amount of
these securities held by the savings banks
ot the State has lucre ised In the bi-t 10
yeats from il.S75,HU:.lU to it; 5ti3,7D7.4h,
Tne recommendations ot the insptstor are
as follows .
The savings banks of Vermont are in
most respects models o lluancial manage
ment With scarcely an exception they
are In the bauds ot our most conservative
and substantial business men. l'heyhave,
as they deserve to have, tne coniidence of
our people to such an extent that the
average amount to the credit of each de
positor is larger than in any of the other
New Kugland States, or New York, with
the exception of Rhode I-land, in which
State there is not, as in Vermont, a limit
to. the amount which may be received
from any one individual. I should, how
ever, come short of what I believe to be
my duty, were I to terminate my olllcl.il
relations with the savings banks of Ve
mont without giving expression to mv
well settled couviction that, trustees, 1
their auxlety to pay their depositors 1 -eral
dividend?, aie iu too many iustauce
allow nig the quality of tlieir as-ets to tail
below the high standard which should bo
maintained. The large rales of interest
which western borrowers are able to oiler
are too attractive tor the ordinary investor
to wittistaud, and funds received for the
flue hue of government and municipal
bonds which have beeu maturing during
the past few years, have been leinvested.
iu by tar too many ius'.atices iu res tern
mortgages. Now, whatever may be
claimed lu beuait of western moitgages,
the time has certainly come when we
should apply to this matter, the homely
m ixl tit whihh teaches that we should not
put too many eggs iu one bisket. It is
true that these investments enable our
banks to declare larger dividend.- than
they otherwise could, but we should not
lo-e sight ot the well-known principle
whicti should always govern savings
banks, that large divi, lends are of -eciiiicl'
nry importance as cotnp.ited with abso
lute suteiy. Conlldetice in our entire : sys
tem ot saving-banks Is all impottant to
the end that our woikiiiginen i,mi middle
ciassts, tor whose beutllt ti.ey were more
especially est.i01i.-hed. m ty ii-etliein more
and mole extensively. D'.sister to any of
them inflict.- an injury upuu all and is a
slux-k to public coiiliilnice which cau-es ir
lepar.tole injury to the general welfare of
the Stale. L'xperience demon-trates
clearly and conclusively that high rates
ot interest are not the attractive leature
ot savings liaiiks in the eye ot the deposi
tor, t'lii rather ahs ilule f .eeiloni from any
misgivings or uneasiness with re ference
to tue x.itety ot me principle. The bauks
paying the largt-t dividends are not those
winch show the uio-t healthy growth.
But even It the teveise wne true, still the
State owts It t j the general welfare ot all
loseeth.it sucti a polity is pursued ns
shall prevent, iu) tar us may t)e, the possi
bility ot dlsa.-te'r to any There are several
savings banks in Veriuout wiilh I believe
should have divided Hilly one-halt per
cent Ies- pt annum to their depu-itors,
during the last tour jears, Investing the
extra hall percent In premiums noon llrst
clas municipal bonds, bonds i.t cities aud
couuttes who-e credit ranks so high that
iu case of any tluttucul stringency they
would he readily convertible wit. out sic
rilice. To do otherwise is to Invite a mil
upon the wea-er institutions upon the
slightest indication ot approaching lluan
cial disturbance. Let those who prefer
hiuli rates to absolute salety withdraw
their Hinds trom savings institutions.
Trustee-should cheertully welcome such
withdrawals a- betug tor the good ot their
iusiiiuiious. To try to ultiact dep i.-tts by
high rati'S Is subverting the puipo-e for
wh'ch savings banks were established,
and iu my judgment is Utile less than a
It is my well settled couviction that the
law allowing investments in western
mortgages should be so amended as to
permit only 40 pet cent ot theeiitlie assets
ut uuy savings bank or trust company to
lie invested theiein, and the law with
tefeieu e to dtvldi lids so changed as to
prohibit tlie decliiriiigof muretnaii 4'; per
cent per annum, until a net reseive ut at
least 10 per cent, wuboiit including liirnl
line, llxtiires, premiums or uncollected
interest, be accumulated ; and that until
u uet reserve of at least 0 percei.t be accu
mulated thcdtvhleuds be restricted to4 per
ceul. 1 would limber recommend mat
the law with reference to municipal bonds
oe so amended as to permit luve-iineuts
lu the coiiiiiv binds, and In the bonds of
cities ot 10,000 population or more, in the
States ot New York, Ohio, Mlliuesota ami
MicMgi.ii, where such bonds weie not
.s-ue.i in the aid of radroiuls and where
in.- ludebtedtiesw of Ihe countv or uity
loes not exceed 5 per cent ol the ass s-til
valuation ol biiuh loutity or city. Under
xistiug taws no municipal bonds ol any
x.ii I lsi ied In the cities or countcs of
any ol ilu se S niei-" cau beheld b Vei
.lloiil suyuigs b nks. 1 lielleve llieto me
x i r uy aim cou.iiy ooini.s w men oigni
saieiv be It libel tj il.i- list of taose
i Inch ours v lugs banks mayinvtsi.