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THE BURLINGTOLV, VT., FREE PRESS, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20. 188.
rixr annual meeting of the asso-
C1AT ION AT NEWPORT LAST WEEK.
.A1?ln c.iift liitnroitlni; Papers I'rusonteil-TitV-,
of I lu, Association (Ml tbe IMu
xrttnii.it lllll Now i'oiiillni; III llin
'2x?Kl"hit iirul'rolllii'ilo l tiellin;.
(.From our " pedal Correspondent.
Ms.wvout, Vr,., Oct, 111 The cold wave
vhtcii .smiuk Newport, I11IU14I11K school
lechers In Its' train, was warmly welcom
ed .'.ml the hearts, house and dinner
lt.t'!,"d of the townspeople who saw thi'
4tr.mT9 and took them In, lotind full
'tmfe tor their activities, while the hotel
f,t prietor.s retped u harvest. A reception
recti at the Onuuty Court house by the
t ieiileuto the association, K. A. Bishop
(.' M impeller, on Thursday evening, was
t,3 of tho pleasautest features of the
i -invention. Some HOD persons were pres
u ". mid were presented to President
Action by Principal V. K. .Sariteiit of
ifvpurt, The orchestra, furnished music
,fu: t"nif Hide, and Mr.-. Newlatnl and
K" h iloultoti of Newport nave vocal se
ll) cl ions which wtie uuieh enjoyed.
At S o'clock Friday morning the formal
ipeuinir of the convention occurred, and
utter devotional exercises, conducted by
p,ev, George Mills of the Congregational
"iin:ii, Hnmr I). M. (Jump delivered the
Kitires3 or welcome, to which response
au (iimIb by President Ilishop,
The report ol the last meeting was rend
.7 Sec eiarv Kolsjin of Rutland, and, on
.I'D ion of Principal Ducher of Hrandon,
ftleyintns bearing greetings from the
erinoiit tea' hers were sent to the n-so
'.niitiin of Pr i'etant teachers hi session
Vi.Wnteil 10, P. Q ,and to the Connecticut
Mate teaohets, now In convention. On
motion of Pi'ii'ipal ,f. A. I)e Hoer ol
ncntpeiier u i omnilttee was appointed to
ivii, with u w- w to flaming, it set of resol-
:tiou ulvingthe feeling of the conveti
Hon concern tig tho educational b'U
now pending in the State Legislature,
i'bis c immtttee, nppotuted by the chair,
consisted ot Principal l)e tloer, lion,
income A. Brown or lieliows Falls ami
Sajieriiitendetit Anne S. May of St. Joini"
bary, and they wen- insttucted to retort
it a later session. A committee on lesol-
ttinns WHMiippoiiitedas fo'.lou.s. Pilucipal
H. K Hanger of I,yndonville, Principal
Iewart of St. Albans and Miss Flora M.
I'errill of Moutpelier. The following
com 'ii 1 1 tee on nominations wasappointed .
piof. A L H ndy ot Si. .luhusbuiy I'rin
:ipal J. s (tin tiuun of Winoo'-ki, and
Prii'ciMl V. 13. s5dr'ut of Newport.
"Methods of Pronioth.n'' wetedlscussed
hy t'niiti,wl L . FoIboiii ol Utitlnnd and
Principal Uewart of St. AHaus. We
mn-t Hike into consnleratlou the parties
77ith tvtiom wh have to deal parents,
hoaid- of i duration and teaeheis. No
ineth' d can h- und which will MttNty
ill, but, the fundamental bash undfriylng
all pi mi-is th - mind of the child, and
when it is enoivii by the dally Intellectual
promotion, which ulwey- appears it the
work lie well done, that the pupil 1- ready
tomlviii.c- In 'he grade of theschool, there
ihould cutne prumotion. Ofcour-e In the
Uriel ly "graded" schools of the larger
tows there must be a taudard, but this
- .should not be snch as to discourage the
low pupils nor to entourage Imtiits of
lamess in hisbr'ghter cotnptnioiis. Do
not give out a certain number of pages to
be none mer nl all hazard, lor it la lnllu
i.elv ineterable that the pupil li.ne min i
tiairjliiii in a few protes t's tlmi that he
h'vse h tdlpshod knowledge ot nil. In the
nnmary giades the leathers judgment i-
ho hosis jf promotion, and here there
,1, 'a'm be no piomotiou save in salary,
-pr, on tec imtiii'inl.ition ot tli- tea. her
i:j this connection, theie is noihini; more
.lernicii us thau to promote the teacher
from one trrade to another juit when she
hn,:hecome i daptt d to lu r work m one
lipir'.mi nt. In the mtermedlUe urades
.'xamui.iiions should lie introduce'! as
inxiliaiies in ile'eniilti'.oc: the pupil's
readiness for promotion. In the ram
inaT iud hiKh schools exaiiiinatioiis
jUoiiii! he the ha! ot nroinntion. hut at
le.-st thei show mainly tlrst what the pup. I
remembers, and are not a fa'r test o! his
hrowit d if Tne purpose of ex iimnatiou
'n Jiefent d when pupil-, not deservniL;
arc prniiiutud, and promotion ill jjenerai
ihoulii be upon recommendation o! the
'enclier, sui -tai,ti ,ted by examination-,
iven not to . freinenl ly
In mi address upon ''Primary Work,"
Pniicipsl Kdward Couant ot Kindolph
jald "J.i the child there i much of spon
laiieiir, and ho v to mu-c the spirit ot the
l!tt!iir.mii totahe poi-se-'-ion of the -poii-ViriemiH
forces is the problem of I he
primary schojl.' The school I-
.a place of i-lHtioi,s ot pupil to teacher
ui'd .'J associates and in the piitnan
i?Hianiii"iit are tauuht the el-'inen'-ul
moial cu''ure and training. Is
ta pr.wbKi to lie nhln to ;u!ne the
tiupil uito better mora! traiirnu than he
ffonld itherwise ,'ittaii, - Attain, the
aorkof i he primary -chool- i largely a
'rtluinu of mistery of hoilily poweis,
VfHCciiliiiL', slntrintr, work wi'h liloc'-. cut
t.ir.a: ol iiaper, etc, are all evidences of
i.;is tra.nlu;. The rivot line of mental
LTaSninp; is in re.'")d to form, then
coaif'H work in i umber, and thirdly
n 2aiiL'uaui'. Supple'imutary reading
shcn'.d be introduced and t lie teacher
tnow v.hnt the pupil reads out of school,
tud strive toimplKii' 'ove ot aood bnoks.
Mi-s IJ'.shon of llr.iiidon sjioke ot the
ariplitw.im of kindert'arten nrinclnles to
the pv'umrv clmol. The ((tieslloii how
to make the primary school most Inter-!
Uuk is answered by u-,o of the kinder
garten method, and in explanation of
fractions this method has been found to be
,jf particular benefit . in other directions
jtilpv-liiin the natural tendencies of the
mild'i'ii, mid aids :n cnltivat'iu; love of
1heb rtiiliful. "Pat ence am! persistence
lOMiirt i tie WHiihword ot the teacher, and
ipo:i l.cr mutcss in praetlsliiK thisde-jerid-i
in Itri i' measure her success.
"Methods in IPsiory" erj treafed by
ir-s S'ond ol SI .lolniibury. and the
atirtii nee wi"" tented to an excellent
?!" lull of In Ipful nUKueitions. Heiiiu
tarty to faiinl'ii,i.e the jonnc pupil- Willi
aanie-i it pi it citml historical characters
Children ar h'-ro-rshlppers and early
.leu'in to adiiiito. Stories of mythology
will anl tin-ni later to understand lluuri-s
ofinvecn. From Isolated facts teach some
joble leiwii. it'iil by the i-tory of lil-tnn
mve the wa for work in the text book.
in r-uard tu topical lecitiitlon, have the
pupils ii'i'pare their own topi , miij
Aim to cultivate conciseness of e.pie.-s!on
nad ntilliiy to net at the plih of it para
ir,.nli. In c ii ductinu leviews, pass by
'oil's, se'z- in the salient points and
lilttthe the skeletons with llvinn llesli
UVf r.'ipils know the cau-e ra'hei than
Hie (Ihh of events In ceneral, am! make
tnem ui'iii'rsiotiu that the recoid does not
close with i he lust president mentioned in
tlietexrho , tint that they themselves
are ui'ti.iiii: iiisiory. ,ot only should the
'eaclier strive tor the intellectual culture
)f pupil , but. for moral culture and the
s;reat tru-t or manhood and womanhood.
IU-h Seaver ol Woodstock, in de
ariblnv "Mental anil moral dlsct
uline" said that there mo too many
ruis huh i hero is too little cue
u iiein i il nee obedience. The teach
"t "iloii'i." ai d the pupils don't obey.
When iik' tench T fails to hecure prompt
olieo f -he hI-o tails In other depart
"ni if mi k, mil fails emphatically in
.-.'. ivin,,' " im n the pupils' respect.
W'll IINOOV ' s-IO.
'be. first speaker at the afternoon se-i
sion was Hon. George. A. Hrown ot l!e'
lows Kails "'Im ave a miisterlv address
tiputi "Schools and citizens." (iood citi
zens will make (rood schools and uood
schools iutit make ood citizens. That Is
their woik, tliey exls as no mere orna
ment of clvlllz itlon. It we, In our repub
lic, place the sceptre In every hand we
must tench how royally to wield It. All
thlnus are home from the ureatseaof
public opinion, and the currents therein
are set In motion by tho public schools.
Good thinking, workltm and behavior
constitute nood citizenship, and toward
such an end Bhoiild the tearhlni;
of the schools tend. "A'otl tciolnc
mi vltiw" Is the aim ot the
woik, An Interested school Is an In
terestltiK school. The public school Is pie
patlne the scholar for the duties which
await him outside of the school room, and
selt-resnect. Intelliirenco and activity con
tribute to the usefulness of the citizen far
more than slmiile knowledueof textbooks.
The public schools are not a c ft, but a
loan tor which strict account is to tie ren
dered to tile State. No other place on
earth is so likely to produce irood habits
as is the public school ; children of all
classes in society here meet on common
urnutid, and here the State places to be
nol s bed the rich lew-M tor ner iiiHiiem.
Principals W. K. Sarirent of New-port
and A. II. Campbell ot Johnson discussed
the sumo the ne of civics, the study ot
which should beutii where every other lu
structlon begins In the prlmaty crnde,
and American ideas must be implanted lu
the breasts of American scholars. Let the
boys, and ulrN, too, if practicable, attend
the school and town ineetlnt's. and early
teach them respect for their town, State
and national uoverunieiit
Prof. T. W. I). Worthen of Dartmouth
colleire spoke of mathematics, "l hoimh
all thlims liold to that which is cood" is
the motto of to-day, and particularly lu
reference to education, mathematics held
a prominent place in what is called the
"old education", and It always will hold a
prominent place, lor its character and
u-e Is adapted to the development of every
ijmde or the human intnit. l'rot worthen
spoke ot the faults in the mathematical
Instruction jr.veii In the secondary schools
and hecned the teachers to teacli arithme
tic. He was particularly Qhul to meet the
Vermont teacher, for many of tho Uart
inout freshmen came from Vermont. UN
excellent discourse abounded in helptul
siiuiie.stious and was timely and lu pres
site. President Hralnerd of Middlebury col
lefie and Superintendent Auriel S. May ot
St. Johnsbuty, spoke of couutrv schools,
the town and district systems, and the ed
ucatlonal bill now pending In the State
Leuislature. Theoretically, the town sys
tf in of schools is the Ideal one; but In
practice obstacles are encountered which
seem iusui immutable. So loon as we have
a republican torm ot Kovernment, we can
not have the town system till the peo
ple, through their repie.-eutatives.say that
they desire it. Iii many towns where It
has been tried there lias been much dissat
isfaction and much injiiptice to the small
er schools by exempting the wealthier dis
tricts. The special committee appointed in the
moriiiin; session by the pre.sident.reported
In lew of the probable action which the
law-inakeis of our State will this year
take on House bill No. 8, as
recommended by the commissioners
on education and introdueed by
Mr. Proctor, the Vermont State T-achets'
a-soci'ition, throtiKh its properly appoint
ed committee, desires to uue exprrssiou to
its teellim on the subject as follows :
1. We consider the work ot the com
mission, both lu its investigations of the
facts and its lecommendations upon the
tacts, to h ive been most caretiilly and
consilient ely done und therefore entitled
to gtiive ntteutioti and study Irom every
!i We believe witli the commissioner,
the depM tinent of Suite superintendence,
many lihth public olliuials, together with
the mass ot our people, that Vermont's
public instruction i not what it should
be ; that radical measures rf reform tire
pies-lug necessities and t hat our expecta
tion and h' pe of aid stand in the keeping
of the General Assembly bitting at the
capital of our State.
u We accept as a broad, practical and
promi-lng compromise of educdional
systems, the general recommendations of
the commission. We believe that State
superiiitentience through couutv super
visors with the powers and functions
piovidtd by the act will tend to p-omote
hoineogenelty in state education, to
i:ic ease the percentage of attendance of
our schools, our general average enroll
meiit and to equalize, the burden of
4. We await with deep solicitude, it
citizjns and t etchers, the action of the
legislature ujou this measure we sin
cerely hope that peculiarity of structure T",f. " " " 'I " ' rt Z, , ,V .iV. ti 7,.. I,hm.
may not defeat a measu.e that, represents J' 1 " o'ouL T I h wem
the tlnal wrk of the 1 itest and ablest in- '", ' ' "'t,.!11.' '' ,Uaht w w ,, und to
ve-tigation ot the whole subject, but that ' lo" me r" 'ph a J in.
l?."!!'":!!!1.:1'' "! Sl'!M,hliasSa Avlth'such'aom1
nisi , iiLLKJii limj, IL It- lo ill i;f.-,.sm . iil- .
caretul'y considered and easily modified,
aud by exalted unanimity ot action
lie made, under God, the means
ol raising our educational system to
a higher, more itselul and more
honorable position among the sister
hood of States. Signed by Joseph A. l)e
Hoer, G, urge A. Brown, Auriel C, May,
At S o'clock, p. m., Hev. C. M. L'twson,
I) I) , ot St. Johnslmry delivered a lec
ture upon "Books aud the art ot rending
At !i o'clock Saturday morning there
was held, it business meeting at which the
following ollicels were elected . Principal
W. II. Sanderson of Woodstock, Presi
dent ; from eacli county one vice presi
dent ; Principal L. B Folsiim of Rutland,
sect entry; Principal A. II. Campbell ot
Johnson, treasurer; .1. A. Deisoer, .Mont
pslier; K. H. Dutch-!', Brandon; W. H.
Ranger. Lyndon, executive committee.
Prof K. C. Mowry, of the Methodist
seminar nt Montpeller, then discussed
classics in preparatory schools The ad
vantages gamed by study of the classics
ate too neutrally admitted to need men
rion. The study of syntax is ot prime im
portance in class work; it arouses interest,
leads to accuracy of expression, Is a sjstem
of mental gymnastics, strengthens the
memory and necessitates constant exer
cise ot the judgment. The subiect was
further dlscu-sd liy Principals De Boer,
Putney, and Fol-oni, aud Dr. Rextord,
lepresentative of the Association of Pro
testant teachers in the Province ol (Que
bec, spoke biielly.
After a tno-t Interesting convention, the
meeting adjourned, subject to the cull of
the executive committee.
two .mokh iti.ui: i.n vi:i.()i'i.
Conductor Murray anil Wlltet of the Of
IviiIiiik Ituiol IIIm luirueil,
It was learned on Saturday that Con
ductors Murray and "Joe" Willet of the
Ogdeusliurg division of the Central Ver
mont road hail lecelved "blue envelopes"
announcing that their sei vices were not
desired longer. Thev are both lu good
circumstances, Murray hitwng, it is stated,
a store in Ogdensburg and illet a num
ber of tenement houses at Sr, Albans.
WpsrmptithUp with th,t lielinir hlch of
ten le.nlr cli Iana to lioiist that no child lorn
In this country meil ur iw up n iK'inrHnue,
noil j 1 1 It l a tin t thm in my people win, Inn e
h iiriieil to ifttil inn! wrlu" luitu nevi r t uulii
tlifiutflv st think. A mini who Mill rml
fioni ctuiiirli, co Biiiiipi Ion, b oiiehll i-. m n.
linn or ",ivn iiipiiiini." i, iulit ic il t I Ins
eyes ilioppi , (i,t. iiw tliis, mi y other him
t'llsl IllHf In l i. i me ,i ' l ' i I i-t x , 'lieu
Medical In- iiv r, hut It h ill not tnk tne
lesson t luniM If una lis I ho vuiucsit (lis
s-reiit uiediuiue, his time would be thrown
I'OUKTII VKKMONT ItKOIMKNT.
Hh Annual lteiinliin nl Miintpcller
.Slieevht'ft liy rriimliimit Mini.
It was with many misgivings that Com
rade Thomas T. Farrell took the train at
Witterbur.v Friday morning last tn attend
the llrst reunion of his old comrades of the
4th teglment. He had been working hard
to bring the thing about, writing pers'iti
ally to every old comrade whose address
could be prtcuied, urging them to come.
His eiroits, however, were crowned with
well nigh complete success. One hundred
and twenty-thiee old veterans attended,
one, Comrade Sulloway, coming all the
way from Minneapolis especially to be
present. Col. llollirook, now of New York,
was present and Col. G.W.Hooker, wtio
had come up troni the political whirl at
headquarters to spend it few bonis with
Ills old comrades.
The business meeting In the afternoon
was devoted to the election of nlllcers us
tollows Col. S. M. Plngree of Hartrord
was chosen president; K. A. Heachof F,--ex
Junction, vice-president ; Thomas J. Far
rell of Waterbury, secretary anil Meas
urer ; W. K. Hllss ot Kast Calais, W. II.
Humphrey of Ks-ex Junction, Capt. If J.
Coiley of Bennington, executive commit
tee. In the evening the old soldiers marched
to representatives' hall, and listened to
some eloquent addresses, the true elo
quence begotten of feeling, for the speak
ers were telling ot things most ot winch
they saw and part ot which they them
The genial George W, Hooker, whose
presence is like it ray of sunshine, told
about Col. h. II. Stougliton, his skill In
handling his regiment, his thorough
knowledge of tactics and ot his many
qualities as a brave and gallant olllcer.
A sketch ot the life and military car
reer ol (ten. George 1'. 1-oster was read by
Captain Fisher In July lwll, he was ap
pointed a recruiting ollicer by Gov. Fait
banks, was cho-eu captain ot a company
In the 4th regiment and was early calleil
Into action, at Lee's Mills. He wa always
ready nt the call of duty. On lUh of
July, lSiW, he was comml-Bloiied major, on
his merit, being sixth in point of rank.
His successive promotions were sketched,
and his never to he loigotten action in
arresting O'Neil, the 1'enlHii lender.
A most Interesting paper was that of
Sergt. II. K. Taylor, upon Capt. Ad-'i-on
Biown. Col. Taylor told the simple story
of his comrade's: life and cireerwuligre.it
feeling. Col. W. C. Hoi brook, now ot
New York, gave an account of his connec
tion with the 4'h regiment until he was
given a command in the 7th. He paid a
glowing ti ibute to the valor of Vermoul'n
troops in the war. iiinong whom none
were better entitled to eulogv than
the 4ih Col. S. M. Piugree, the orator
of the evening, gave an acc aint ot the
history ot the regiment t rum itsorganizi
Hon o.i September 14, Isill. There were
lUtSj, men then gntheinl at Brattlebu o,
under as brave, as gill mt, as thorough a
colonel as ever left Veimont or ntij where
else, Col. Stougliton.
On the ril-t ot September (lie regtmtnt
stinted for Virginia; on the'JTth it was m
Virginia, and on October'.) went intocainp
at Camp Gnlliii, leady tor busine-s, such
as it was, mostly muddy bus uess. The
regiment went forth Idol) strong, pre-entlj
it was less than l Six) At Lee's Mills, in
Apiil came si lecnilts, a small number
but better than none. The speaker then
butlly reviewed the several engage
ments In which the regiment participated
On the fourth ot July lsivi a celebiation
was held, and one ot the occasions lor
leeling good was the arilval ot a ship load
ot onions tor the regiment, which, the
colonel said, smed tlu- lives ot more of the
men while at Harrison's landing than all
the surgeons ot the army ot the Potomac
The speaker devoted a short time to a
eulogy upon Gen. Franklin, commander
of the lith army corps, and Gen. Sumner
He criticised " thitt grand mtchiet-iniiker
ot the war o. the lebellion, Gen. H. W.
The events partioipited in bv the 4th
regiment in that army while McClelleii
was In chi f command were reviewed
Speaking more paitlcularly ot the get
end caieer.'tud history of the 4th, he said
it IihiI had more ollicers killed and
wounded than nn oilier regiment from
Vei inont, and had les number of desert
ers 1 1 urn its ranks. Fioni the original
make up of 101S men. onlv a small num
ber (4'.b descried. In all,HS men deserted,
anil the most ol those were trom the last
contingent of recruits sent "01. The
death roll ot the regiment was 4'JV). Only
I one olllcer died of disease, the lenimnder
who lost tneir lives in the service having
been killed or died ot their wounds,
lr was the fortune of the 4th regiment
to go into the Shenandoah Valley in the
seventh army that went in during the
. . ,,,, ..... I,.,,...
There w, sit well tilled hnll during the
exerci-es, aud at their conclusion a litn
quel was enj ijtd nt the Pavilion. Among
'he Invited guests were Ids excellency
the govt rnor, ex-Lleur. Gov. Fuller, of
Gov. Dillingham's sttilf, and Colonels B it
terlleld, PerKlrs and Taylor. Senator
Munsur wits also among the invited
The llrst speaker aftPr the su pper was
bis excellency Gov. Dillingham.
I,0. Illl.I.INUIIAM'.s KKMAKKs.
Gov. Dillingham said: Our friend
Hooker Is always ready with an apt re
mark, and I am reminded ol a lit tie episode
that occurred at Vindor. Our friend
Col. Perkins invited some of us to make
political speeches. When 1 arrived Gen,
Grout and Col. Honker were there. Gen.
Uiout rvns introduced as the llrst seilion,
and he explained w hv he was there, aud
pintle the spetch of tho evening. Col.
Hooker explained that he was there be
cause the people demanded it, That left to
me the only xplatmtiou I could make and
that was that 1 was a dratted man.
Seriously speaking I am very much
olilln-d to tills legimeutal association to
be present with jou to-night ; I never meet
a man who wore the blue, hut what If my
hat is on my head I feel like lifting it. No
man has my moie sincere respect ; my
dealt always warms toward those men
who fought lor the Union In the tune ol
its distress I wits thinking to ulht
while tin se eiiiiuint gentlemen were ills
cussing the character of the Vermont
soldiers, which wassho.vn not only in the
1 1 li regiment but m i ih0 leglments Ver
mont sent out, I was thlhklug
why It was they po-ses-ed those
characteristics tliut enabled them
to lace the dillh'tiltles tin y encountered so
bravely. Aud it suggestion that was
made here at the table gives the solution
to a certain di giee. If we look at the
history ot Vermont we hmi the clu-s ol
men who came lu on the New liitmp-hiro
grants, the stiiuly way tiny conteiuleil
lor their lights Aid from that time to
this, these haidy New Knglnndcrs have
paitakeuiif the same character. Herein
tills rigid ( liuntto nil that can be doae in
wiestlng a living from I he soil must lie
done in a few uioiiihs. Thus wo aie
trained to halms of industry ; and the
long winter months beget habit.-, nt
thouglitiulness nin' in the long evenings
our men ponder upon things political mid
religious The im, it- uit-ii think, the moie
apt thev 'ire to come to light connu-io'is ;
liny come to bo injal, not onh to their
Maker, but in their Stale and families.
I'tiiiiuhtfiil men nit' always the. best men
W l.erevel Jnli tlml 1 ll in. Yull lake the
solilhi I o, I'lnVe, liilllaiit, but brdigtit up
under a dill noil t , e nt mil', ii lull.
Tie y never had that idea that, thej wi-i'e
Unhung for "pruiL.pIe" us tho
army of the North had. '1 hero never
was a lime, when u iiiau of the
North ever thought for n moment
that this Union could ever be dissolved.
Never were armies placed under such
discouraging circumstances us the army
ot the P itomac, jet they never thought
they would ultimately lose; they might
be defeated In a particular engagement,
but they had a firm faith that they
would Ultimately prevail In the end,
lor they knew the right would preva 1.
A more intelligent and independent and
gallant army neier existed than was
turned out by the northern States during
the war of the rebellion; among them
were none better than those fiom this
Veimont has alwnj's been loyal to the
ceuttiil Idea of central government; she
was loyal then, and litis' been since, and
she always will be loyal, because her
people are thinking people and love that
which is good and true and right. I
know them, for I was born here among
them, and have lived nil m days here,
and I know Vermont has never seen the
time when they did not appreciate the
services tendered by her volunteers;
she iippieclates them now, and the
geneial public are glad, its 1 am
that the old soldiers aie Instituting
the-e teglmei tal reunions. You mime
together as you have a right to do, and
review all the experiences of that period
of your lives. Y u did not know then, as
yon do now, that you were making history
lu it contest gteater in achievements and
results thau any tho world lias known,
but you realize It now, you were active
factors In that contest, and are proud of
It; teach It to your children and make
them proud nl it, and It will make them
better cltlens, and you will have a mote
loyal population than It you did not have
these organlz itions io keep alive this
story. Go right along as you have com
menced, and tell the.-e stoiles over and
over again ; teach the rising generation
that this war meant something and that
what von tonght for Is worth preserving
I thank you again."
The governor le-utned his seat amid
The ''Grand Old Man'' of Vermont,
General Siephen Thomas made a short,
lousing address on the valor and p itriot
istn ot the Vermont troops.
Speeches were also made, by ex Lieut.
Gov. Fuller, Senator Munsur, Cap'nln
Humphrey, of the sharp shooters, Colonels
Taylor mill Perkins of the stall, Colonels
Holbrook and S. M. Pingiee and Cip'aln
("i ll'ey. The latter told of the Soldiers
Home at Bennington, in which are now 40
ccupants. It is expected that in Novem
ber the niratigements will be perlected so
as to enable them to care for To old sol
diers. About midnight the exercises closed and
the first reunion ol the old I'll legiment
came to an end. It was in keeping with
the Illness ot things that the reunion
hould have occurred on the iinnlveisaiy
ot Sheridan's ride.
viiiuiu.M' i i-:iiri:icANiii: womiin
Ketone tt;Itt KJti.inrial Aid to the Allies
of tlioKttni lluiiKirruey.
The 1 dlowiug eonespoudetioe will ex
plain itself :
Hi:.hii,i .u:n:i:s National j
Pnoiunn ins Pvin,si; fit ti a
Ni;w Youu, Oct. It), iss )
To the U'onioi n) imrtlnt :
Confident that the party which we rep
resent stands for the protictlou of the
American home and the dearest Interests
ol Atneiican womanhood, we make our
appeal to you with a conviction that your
hearts win promptly respond to our call.
W e need your alii, w e are in the midst
of a great campaign. Mighty forcs aie
at work to build up and strengthen or
ganized system of vice and debauchery.
No nit! t y but the national prohibition
ptity bus shown honor enough, conscience
enough, courage eiiougu to pronounce
clearly lu belialt of the home against the
saloon, or dared to champion the "chiet
concern" ot government.
The prohibition party is the friend of
woman, and would arai her in her own
leleiise agalust the destructive agency of
the aaloou. It Is the defender ot child
hood and the exponent of all that l best
In the politics of the day.
But w hat can woman do Much every
way. She can assist m the distribution
ot literature, give her aid and presence in
our meetings, raise iiii'l Iorward lundsauil
by prayer and persuasion, by aiguinet.t
aud appeal tiring many a doubllul voter
to see and tin his ilutj At this moment.
may 1 not i s-i every temperance woman
lu the land to rallv to th" support ot our
national committee. Tne flgliiunr will be
'fast aud furious" Irotu this on. We mil
not be cramped lor luuds What can
J(Xl,(H)U W. C. T. I . women do ' Let one
in It) ot tnrir nutuoer see the other nine,
and collect ID ceuih trom each aud send to
headquarters within the next week and
we will push our work and theirs with
renewed energy and btt I he cause of Cud
and h one and native land more conspicu
ous y into prominence. Remember that
the campaign of 'vs will p.ive the way tor
Sami i t. Diikii:, Chairman,
si. Filth Avenue, New York.
Please read at jour next meeting.
Nt Aid oi Otinfoi t (or (lie Tlilul 1'urly.
Mll.HiN, Vt , Oct. 'J, USs,.
.s'idiikiJ liivUlc, I'hiilriiiiiii X'ltttiiHil I'rii
Illinium 'Ki t; :
I have chosen the press as a medium of
correspondence between ynur-elt and a
number of the W. C. T. I-, of Vermont.
I was not surprlstd to learn that female
cletks weie assessed to aid in seeming
the eb cllon ot G rover Cleveland but I am
atuiiZHl that our union should be called
upon to contribute even 111 cents each,
tin- the same nuriiose. indirectly.
Thlsuuiou voted at a recent meeting to
give no aid or conduit to the third party
movement, therefore we refuse to contrib
ute to this 1 und. With due respect.
I am yours lor temperance,
Miss. K. Bm:m m,
President Milton W. C. T. I'.
Appointment by (liitrrnor IlilllriKluim,
Sidney K. Russell ol Cnailotte has been
appointed by Governor Dillliignam to he a
justice of the peace to till the vacancy
, ccasioneil bv the death ol D W. llszard.
His teiinot tlltce will ixpire Dtctmherl,
Nil CllllM! Ilf Al'llOll.
The jury in the Wilcox-Wright ulander
casein Johnstown Fliday leliirued a ver
diet ot no caui- of action. The plaint IV
moved for a new trial, but the motion was
denied and M days were given htm to
inakeacase on appeal. Sixty dajh stay of
extcullon was also granted.
All lutHieNlllig Hello.
rv H. Cook of Charlotte hastxhibited
at this utllco a copy The I.(kj
printed November ,
1810, It coil'iiltiS
many notes of Interest in connection with
the Harrison camp uk" t"1" jr.n, mm
I.s valuable as a telle.
1 '(! 'l'iifd Itialu
ITsii lliirlnril'it Aflil rilimlllllilM.
Dr. i. Sro t, S iniense. N. V., : "I
ifinul to i if piiiient who wit- iiiinble t
t a. ..ml t h' ni, .a ii'iln.Hi) bii-liKB-. tKO'iiiso
In-, ln.de w . 'ii'i'il nil" coiiliiceil oi'toi I no
leu t .i.e I a ( t' n. Iliuuedliite biuelll iillil
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TII15 Clli:i.MCA HLItOl.AltlKS.
I'nrlber I'tirlliiibUB nl (Im Nntk r the I
1 llleVHH l.imt Week.
On Thursday morning ot hist week the i
Moslersafe otTowiisend Dickinson was i
f jtiud broken open and tl'Jo lu money ah- !
stracted. The job was apparently done bv I
experts who knew just where to drill the 1
quarter inch hole and Insert the dynamite
or other explosive used. A lot of horse
blankets were thrown over the safe to
mtillle the sound of the explosion. The i
sheet Iron box with Its Iron door Inside the
safe hud been removed and also a small
tin truuk. Both were afterward found
across the common, beside the jail stream,
near Court House bridge cttrefully deposit
ed on the ground. The burglars had
taken the trunk and bux to the Congre
gational chinch platform and leisurely
examined them, piyingthem open and ab
stracting money only. Private papers in
a little drawer of the box were found un
disturbed. Ktitrance to the store was
ell' cied through the. front door, which
him been pried open. So too were the
front doors of A. H. Powers's grist mill,
A. N Wuodruir's meat shop, W. F. Hood's
ding store and J. A. R. Corwln's drv
goods store. At the mill there was n"o
sale nor even a money drawer to ransack,
but at all the stotes the money drawers
weie emptied, pennies only being left,
though very little money was obtained.
Thomas Godfrey's curpc tershop at Bii"k
bridge was entered and a chisel and hand
bar tal.nn, to be u-ed ns a pry. Orange
Deiismoie's lilacKtmlth shoo at the lower
eim ol the village wits enteied hv taking
out the lower halt ot the south" window
next the stieam so caielillly that loose
panes of glass were not broken. A bit
stock and an implement he has been
making tor a week called a bit-holder
weie stolm. At .1. A. R Corw m's store
there was a sealed letter uniting for the
morning'.-, mall. The burglars broke opni
the letter liudiiti' a i-iw check, piivaolt to
the order ot .1 iidan, Marsh A; Co., but did
not take It. They din, nowever, purloin
two choice cliars, which were laid awav
in a pigeon hole of the desk. At Wood
lull's they stole a whole liny. Two sus
picious looking men had been seen at the
the church steps tor a day or two previous
to the outgl try.
IIOUM'WIVl's I ItAI'I'I'Il.
All Alleged -.-. Inille Tluit W'hm Worked hi
West Kiitbiml I.iikI Week.
I Kt miii the lleiald.
"soap" man passed through West
Rutland last week dropping a box ot his
merchandise at eveiy house and uLo an
extra cake which the good house wife was
ltqnested to u.-e as a sample or return
with the box without cot if she was so
disposed, the next day the wily soap I
man return.-, calls tor Ills wares, and, on
examination of the box, ih-cmers two or
more cakes missing. 1 aktng no notice ot
the h usew lie's protest that she had not
examined ti e contemn of the tiox, and
knew nothing about the mis.-ing cake-, he
gi ullly demands their value olid generally
trighleiis his victims into paying what he
demands. The box and sample cake are
lett, without license, at every house with
a .small pamphlet ot instructions, so thai
people are wholly deteliceless when claim
is made tor what the hox evidently does
VnitMONT .VAllO.S.lL HUAItU.
Wiirils nf IticiiiirHi;tiieiit on Its l'rKrN
I'rulll rrei.lduut Wllinte.
Ainonv; the many letters received in
commendation of the adjutant general's
report for Isst-ss was a letter from Gen.
G. W. WinuMle ot Xew Vork city, who is
president of th"i Xatloiinl Guard associa
tion ol the United States. In this letter
he conurutulates the Vermont national
miurd In makitic such a steai'y proirress
lie says : "Your suuL'estions )u renaid to
title practice aie eminently sound. The
only way ot accomplishing anythinsj in
that dliectiou is by I. viun inspectors of
ritle practice, hoe peclal duty Is is to
attend to it " This i- one ot the principal
features ot the military code now betore
the inilit.it y committee of the Legislature.
Such remarks as the above are certainly
complimentary to our Vermont untiouitl
ltV.NAMI III I.N sf. AI.IIANS
llin Villain Aiilluirltlf s at se.i Owr the
l'llidill uf is Itnluli,
Si. Albans, Oct 1'.' A yotinc son of
Uobert Suly, who keeps a boarditu;
house, found to day a .stippo-ed lulernal
machine weluhiui; 10 pounds under a pile
ot papers Willi a puce ot hell cord attach
k1. The machine is nearly in tho shape
ot a cannun percussion cap. tii'mnteo on a
btock ot wood. Nobod) has Ventured to
open it yet. The iiuthoilties are Invesil
uatiiiK. It it is an infernal iiiHchine It is
lai't'i' eiioliKh 10 blow UP a nood sized
I H 1 1 1 1 1 i 1 1 l-T .
I li Ht Slielbiirni, rarniH.
Klre was discovered in Dr. W. .Seward
Webb's resilience ye-tertlay mornlni;, lint
it was soon extinguished. Tlie fire catujht
around one ot the llie-plates and had not
Well under way when seen. The entire
chimney had to be torn down to put out
the lire, and considerable diininue was
done by water. Tne system ot water
works which Dr. Webb lias recently placed
on Shelburue Farms showed their worth
.it this time, as he has been careful to have
hydrants, with ho?e attached, placed at
convenient points, nor only around the
residences and outbiiddiiu;sou his mounds
but lu the houses, nut! what miht have
bteu a lai'iie lire was prevented by having
plenty uf water at hand.
Many enrs from 1 1 r Id it 1 to 1'iiiiernl.
The tuneral of Mis. .losiah Hurd took
place at Sauduate last week on the seven
ty llflh anniversary of her marrluise.
Seventy live years auo the day ot her fun
eral she stood a happy bride in the sumo
spot where the renulns lay. Mrs. Hurd
was (i:j jears old. Three ueneratlous were
at the funeral. .Mr. Hurd died about three
years huo at the aue of Da yetrs. Tliey
were the oldest couple lu town.
A llrlKlit l.lKlit UxtliiRdlihed.
Louise S. lieuuett, a bright little
diuiKliterof Kev. and Mrs. .1. W. Iiennett,
died at Trinity Methodist church parson
it ue. Troy, New York, Saturday tiiclit,
nied live ears and ten months. The
tt mams will bo taken to .Middlebury, lor
OllllTB ThI.h WlirHllIC
A lircensboro correspondent wiltes as
follows : Two fellows trom HurlliiKton
came to our town lliiior iment one day
recently aud attempttd to procure liquor
under lal-e pretenses. One of them suc
ceeded, and they were consequently
broimhl betore a justice and lined Ho and
costs. Othe.H take warnltm.
1 i jeiiia, Iti'liy, si-aly, skin Tortures.
Till' hli'ilile llepliCillloll 111 "SW VVXK'S OlNT
lit sr." nitlicin any uiiern.d inmliuiiie, will
liiiu im case til teiter. Salt lllieuin, ltlnir
wc ni, l'tle, Itch, -urn-, I'uaplei", l.e.emii all
sen1), Ite'.j -Urn Hi ui'i ions, no nitiiur how
a jiui.de hi l.iim -(.nut u.f, Il is iioient, uf
ttclitu, it. d '"si" b.n n mile.
ICOeV liemUche I-misery, wlntt lire I a '
tei'-' ,1 l i.e. I' 0 II I K ) Wl I poliltliV
4,, ic o V I''' holin.f used them .-pink
i I.. i k j i t ill ir north. Thej uio nuidi uud
"I' ll.MONIl. Ml'
Jolt rt. IKHS
JiuicAsi 1'rr.gri. i,,, 41 ,t j.j
.leisi y ' it v. N. .1.
l.ss x street.
I,eiitli'liu'i..-lliiving tiM'il yair iiiimIIcIiio
lllllte I Xt' llStleH Inr the tui.t , I..
I Illet! nt 1 lit- genii remits obi idn-l. As IU
I merits become be'ter known Ii tho mofe.
ulfin I llilnb Ifa 11,1. u.,11 1... ,.. . ., '
. ........ ..... inn ei ti.
1 i ll s tr d, ;, w . I'uci, m, ti
President i-itmoliihoi Co inly .Muhcil hocoty.
in (1 Is the only known specillu for
7)1 C'l-rn nf liw, ni'lri, Iwinniilii, iJchU lu,
7;i,i()l,iii( Hiirtttiu thHKf. it I'lh le Jouwi
Itetiol t'rin . the. pi 1 quiirt bottle.
Mt-XICAN PULQUE CO..
' f.S. (le; inn . Il.vi t- .ltruj City, N.J
I 1)1! SALE lit ALL DltCaO'SIS.
Tliisis the T(ii of the Gkntine
Pearl Top Lamp Chimney.
Allot! lei's, siniilarare imitation.
This exact Label
is on each Pearl
A dealer may say
and think lie has
others as cood.
HUT UK HAS NOT.
Insist upon the Exact Label and Top.
ru'i on.t ittiivwHtKt. r.lA ,C ONLY cy
Cc0. A. MAMI&.C0.. Wursii.Pa.
Tho only mrt Cure for rirn, Ftnpsalt rain. Fjvmrc
romforttothefeot. 15c at iJrutrpii-ta. IllscoXitCo.,N.Y
'the i" -t "I all r'ini 1- . I ir
Inward I'.itu C 'li , Ii li'i
t. n. l.xh iii-ti 'ii ai 1 ill St in-
ll ami Howl trnubl .. A' '
V- ni cfli-, nve c ire f i
I ni:li., Col'l., llr m- .inanity
a't' U'lIlS of t ' l-f al niq I
i (lis. It prnmi ti . refr- Uin
tic-!,, impr .tcs f c appetite,
iiifc mi's ni'n - Jir" trail n,
.e.,1 . .t.-s n wi eaixlstrcn th
tu tlic weak and agi-J. 50c. and $1.00, at Drguiitj.
Discovered, prcpiired nnd put
This remedy ha- been so fully tested
tlirntihmr Vi'iuont 11110 so ni tny have been
liein tilted by its i.se. thill its nnmu Is the
synont in (,t t-'ood h itlili.und tnedom from
rlieuinii' tstii utiilititanh. Try it yourseif and
I'rice, SI per bottle. Sold by UrilKclsts.
Q A. Packer, Proprietor
Marshtlc d, Vt.
11. Ciootl win &: Co.. Ilo-tnn. Whoicsala
s E rvu r-'' ss. '.tjT:.
'1 tleaoscho nrt ri-llrv c I " - i,i--
. I to a bill ,ue ftBtr of tin st fi, 111 pu 'i t
i:ess, l-atiMes, Drowsim - lis '01a lotn
'i'r, ir. the a nit . Ac. W 1 I, r 1:--rtui
Jlnuccsia has Li n fl, 1 :,i.irn.i;
?'i4scht,) ' l artt r I. n tic I-hfrrU'crrecqui
h at bit hi tonenpstlou, cnnpi? nna pre?
- 1 tnnoyini: compltmt, vtiiitf h" v a o cr
iliordtTfl of tho S'Tomart. itnuiT - the
riijulaie the li 'wv' 1 i ft1 uolj
k :z they would i u
t to tin- f
Krelcmihi, il stre-ioinr i .illlli'Alli: Ddt I r .
, i,.:y their good nr ni iU, not 1 1 ah-re. and thocs
-nee try them w i I'.i.d ttn.c 'it'll I ill r?
. e in mativ waj tliot tliet w 'Hi ot b. ttil t'
i-t. Ithoul 'liem Hut alter at I r . k huu"
' .'jostle o! I-" llisnv l.x ( tli'C 'ur. KtlLX,
im cur Brent lioaut 0..r p d cuie it w' '
,.u. m do cot.
Carter's I.ittlr l.ivcr Villa are vi -t r null a-i
fry tasy to tal;i On- or 'wo e 'Jtt visi,( a 'ow
"'icj air tr ctly , , oible n; .1 uo i. a , ' ,.t c
jrgi'. Im. tv tin ir f, i 'i. . inn l(t a, '
is lllfin. Ill al" Ml '-" ( ' nt'. Bo1 (e. J! t il'
i- Jrui;ift t" et'tryttu' :e, or eiU l n,..
i : aiit . ai ! : i k ; i k v: y i ,
prevented by u-lmr YHJ't'A .""llhmd
iiU.nir out ; remove' '!'"' ' " ',VX 1
ilr.sM.ik-. II 'S oten used 1
o.iii und li.d n wi'ine t'ir eetiiuries. I r.ix
' ' iiit . sfor K. 8 HI by id. lriicKn-ty
mv ,V,le.l ireo lu TIU'J I I I . till.
Iliii iins'ton, Vt.
0X13 DOLL li will now
buy the Wookly bAioc PivssS
onoyei.r. Toll your fritMids.
1 w ' - ' M
L''l' W 'ii -i , 1 jiuill
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