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THE VERMONT PLICEX1X, 1311 ATTLEB Oil O , FRIDAY, MAY 31, 1878.
l'ltlDAY, MAY 31. W.
ltrHiMlru Mule Xamlautluns.
K. P. corvj'ox,
JOHN A. PAGE,
The Democrats of Pennsylvania held their
state oonvention lust week ami nominated An
drew If. Dill for Governor, anil resolved,
while Indorsing the Potter Investigation, that
we opiiose any attack upon the Presidents
title uh dangerous to our Institutions and frult
leM in its results."
A more hopeful tone pervades European
political circles this week, and peace prospects
liave suddenly grown more reassuring. It Is
Intimated from reliable sources that tho much,
tnlked-of iieace congress will soon assemble at
Berlin, and that Russia finally consents to
submit the treaty of San Stefauotothal body.
She does not as yet, however, suspend in the
least her rigorous preparations for war.
The work of the loading survey of the
llrattltboro A Whitehall railroad, has been in
active progress since last Suturday. Thus fur
the work has been chiefly confines! to the run.
ning of lines to ascertain the best way of
reaching the Valley railroad track at or near
tho West Iiiser bridge. On Wednesday a
line was run from the railroad station with a
view to determine the practicability of com.
Ing Into Rrnttleboro by way of Ccutrcvillc.
lloth these lines of entrance, by way of Cen.
trcville and over the Valley track, will bo
carefully surveyed. If that by way of Cen.
trcville proves feasible the engineers will
make up the exact figures of grades, distance,
and expense for both lines, and it will then lie
with the executive committee of the road to
decide which shall be adopted.
We have been furnished by C. F. Thompson,
Esq., president of tho Brattleboro A White
hall railroad compauy, with the following
statement which shows where the subscrip
tions, in actual bona fide cash, necessary to
ensure the construction of the road to South
Londonderry, have come from :
llrattleboro, town nid, ?.",MKi
" subscription, !I,(jOO
Newfane, town aid, 42.,nn0
" subscription, .",S00i
Townshend, town aid, :57,0O0
41 subscription, il,4(sii
Jamaica, town aid 32,WKH
" subscription, J.IXMI)
lndonderry, town aid, $2:1,2001
Fitcbburg, by a firm ow ning proiicrty
The Stewart hotel for women at Kcw York,
nfter a trial of less than two months, is to be
chaugeel from tho purpose for which it was
iutended by Mr. Stewart, and on the ."th of
Juno will be opened as an ordinary hotel.
The hotel, as a women's hotel, has had less
than instead of tho .VX) to 1000 regular
boarders necessary to make it n success, and
Judge Hilton, the manager of tho Stewart es
tate, says that IS of these are woman who do
not belong there under tho rules of the estab
lishment. The expenses of running the ho
tel have exceeded the receipts by more than
:10OO per clay. Judge Hilton claims that the
failure of the establishment, as a w omen's ho
tel, is duo to the fact that the women are
averso to living by themselves, away from the
society of men ; but the general public senti
ment will insist that it is duo to the needless
ly severe restrictions which it was attempted
to put upon its inmates, and to the fact that
tho concern was made too elegant and there
fore too expensive for the means of tho class
of women whom it sought to accommodate.
Tho House of Representatives passed tho
Army Appropriation bill on Monday on n.bit-
sis which cuts tho army down from J.'i.ooo to
20,0(10 men, transfers the Indian bureau to
the War department, and prohibits the use
of tho army for tho purpose of executing tho
liws, except in cases where such use may bo
speciully authorized by an act of Congress.
Tho odd feature about the reduction clause is
that it was brought about by tho inexcusable
absence of (leu. Butler, who wus asleep tit
the time, nnd two colored ltepiibhcuu mem
bers from South Carolina. Had they bscu
present, the reduction could not have been
carried. It is not certain that the question is
settled yet, as tho Senate is not favorablo to
tho change. There may bo troublo uUo in
tho upper branch alout tho nmendincut for
bidding tho use of the army to help execute
the laws except where its employment has been
expressly authorized by Congress. Tho most
iuitiortnut practical effect of this promises to
bo tho prevention of further use of troops in
raids on illicit distillers, but it is an unjust
and unwarrantable ntttmpt at interference
with tho President's power.
Postmaster-General Key is deserving of the
gratitude of the nation for the manly, straight
forward, statesmanliko manner In which he
denounces the plans and exposes the hypoc
risy and perfidy of the Democrutio leaders in
the movement to unseat President Hayes, at
tho expense of tho peace and prosperity of
the nation. In his vigorous oiu letter to his
friends In the South, which is printed in
another column, after jointing out the base
purposes of the Intriguers, ho shows tho folly
of their course by demonstrating that the title
of President Hayes was settled inevocably by
thu Forty-fourth Congress. He tells tho
Southerners some plain and painful truths re-
gardlng their Northern brethren, iioiutiug out
their treachery and cowardice during tho ro
Ullion. and asks them if they can more safely
trust tho Northern doughfaces now than they
could seventeen years ago. He refers briefly
to what President Hayes has done to unite
the nation, aud makes a iKjwcrful appeal to
the common sense ami patriotism o: the peo-
phi of the South. The letter Is brief, but it
is right to the poiut, nnd every word Is full
Tuci Mint Couvnllon
The very full rcjiort which we give this
week of tho proceedings of the 1'epublicau
Statu convention held at llurliugton hist
Thursday leaves little to bo said in regard to
the I'.itherliiL'. The nomination of Col. Proc
tnr t.i, m.vmmr liml become a fnrepoua eon.
elusion tome diys before tho couvcutiou met,
aud there cau bo no question that in him we
hare a candidate to whom the Republicans of
the State cau cheerfully give their suffrages.
The choice of Hon. li. V, Colton of Irasburg
as u candidate for lieutenant governor is uul
vcrsally commended ns a wise ami good one.
His nomination was a judicious concession to
the claims of Orleans county, and owing io
Ids prominence iu grange, and agricultural af.
fairs Mr. Coltou will be Justly popular among
(he fsrmers of tho State. Tho re-nomination
ot Hon, J. A. J'ago for Stato treasurer, by ao.
tliliistion, was deserved compliment to the
(excellent aJwiuIstrstlGuof n worthy official.
TJutt Ihe dininrter of llie es.Hvuitiou wan
htflh oik, Ml thnt It wm Wry Urply md
np of the Wt class of lifmMkns In tlx
State stems tn be universally eoneeslttl. Tit
tetntwr of the gathering wit admirable, and
what is especially gratifying to the ISerniblb
cans of this section of Vermont, Its control
ling spirit was very largely In unison with the
reform efforts of Mr. Hates' administration.
Notwithstanding the efforts which bale been
made by certain journals in the State to make
it npiear to the contrary, we are fismired by
oar local delegation that there was a manifest
determination on the part of a large majority
of the convention not to permit the platform
to either censure or Ignore Mr. Haye. had
such an attempt been made. The vital and
general interest which was felt on this point
was exhibited in the fact that, contrary
to the usual convention custom, at least nlne
teuths of the delegates remained in their scats
after the nominations were made, in order to
hear the resolutions rend, instead of hurried,
ly dispersing as is usually the case and it
was Just ot the poiul where the opening reso
lution affirms that "the motives and general
course of the administration of President
Hayes have our hearty approbation," that a
general and vigorous round of applause broke
in. It has been stated, and no successful at.
tempt to deny the assertion has been made,
that 8(1 per cent, of the delegates were evi
dently in hearty accord w 1th the general tenor
of the administration. Many would have
been glad to see a more ringing and unquali
fied endorsement of tho President embodied
in the platform i but it was judged expedient
by the committee em resolutions, nearly all of
whom were Hayes men, to. so phrase the
platform as to strike an unobjectionable me.
dium of expression which should ilisurm op.
position, promote harmony and so exert a
good influence both at home and abroad. In
taking this course we have no doubt, on the
whole, that the committee acted wisely. The
main point to be considered is the fact that
the general tone and spirit of the convention
was clean, encouraging and progressive.
Tlir IMS rsllffMtlnn,
The Potter Investigation wouiiuittce have
not yet begun nctive operations, and the im
pression is daily gaining ground thut the com
mittee find themselves at a loss to know how
or where to begin. Secretary Sherman's let
ter was' evidently n telling nnd unexpected
blow at the outset, which the proprietors of
tho investigation scheme will find it hard to
recover from. The following extract from a
Washington dispatch dated Monday evening
gives every thing of interest in connection
with the proceedings of the committee for the
past week :
"To-day Potter had tho first formal meet
ing. There was a two-hours' talk over tho
scope of the inquiry, but no decision was
reached, nnd the republicans could not divine
the real intentions of the dtmocrats. It was,
however, epiite apparent that unexpectc-d dif
ficulties had arisen among them. Potter hav
ing been compelled to write a letter declaring
that he did not contemplate revolution. It
was necessary to conform the talk in the com
mittee to this letter, so the democrats de
scribe the whole debate as very conservative.
Those who have helped work the investiga
tion through, have been much disturbed dur
incr the day. They explain tho delay by say
ing that certain iiortions of their evidence are
not quite ready. Some of them iireveven in
favor of having no investigation here nt pres
ent, but to send strong sub-committees South
nnd so give an excuse of not having members
enough to carry on the inquiry here. The
scrutiny of the .republican press is regarded
as a very serious obstacle to an open inquiry
here, or for that matter to a secret one either.
After their two hours session, the committee
adjourned without having accomplished any.
thing aud fixed the next meeting for the day
alter to-morrow, Ihls is anotner uidicntiou
that the democrats find themselves entirely
unprepared to go on. The feeling among
the democracy that the whole thing is to fail
"An interview between Secretary Sherman
nnd Anderson, supervisor of the East Felici
ana (La.) twirish, as telegraphed to various
new s papers last night, turns out to bo a fair
specimen of the material thu i'otter commit
tee Is expected to uo business on. ine claim
that Sherman had induced Anderson to come
here for tho puntose of an interview is false.
Anderson came to seek an audience with the
secretary, and it was only after tho adv ice of
Judge Shellabarger hod been given to admit
him that Sherman consented to see him at all
The interview was unsatisfactory to him, aud
lie soon left, giving as a reason that what he
said was being taken down m short-hand, nut
lie fails to explain why he objected, if h
statements were true. Ho made one import
ant admission, which was that the only time
ho ever met the secretary previous to the in
auguration was for about five minutes in a
restaurant in .sew Orleans in tho presence of
lioth democrats aud republicans, aud that the
conversation was of the most general churac.
ter, and yet democrats here who deuouuee
this man in private and who know that he
was utterly discredited by their own Louisiana
committee, affect to believe that Secretary
Sherman would write to a person whom he
had never met except ut a public restaurant
nnd make corrupt propositions to him over
his own siguature. borne o the democrats
hero are already very sick of Anderson, Ho
lias appeared in public pUds tlrunk and lic-
huved in such a manner in regard to the
whole mutter as to break tho force with many
of everything the democrats expect to prove
The letter referred to above as having been
written by Clurksou N. Potter, tho chairman
of tho investigating committee, is of great
length, aud professes to have been written to
a New ork friend, an unknown clergyman ;
upon its face it attempts to deny that the in
vestigation contemplates revolution, but, un
fortunately, it on the contrary confirms tho
popular impression that the investigation does
contcmplato a possible revolution, and that It
evcu looks to a vacancy in the Presidential
office. The vanity of Mr. I'otter is shown in
tho first paragraph, in which he declares that
he is one of those who think that the conn
try is governed too much. Ho also regards
ns depraved that public opinion which per
mits the press to dc.claro in its headlines that
the venerable Stephens was "Hooted Down
by Potter's Mob." The letter plainly Indi
cates thut it is potter's intention not to inves
tigate in any Stuti's except Florida nnd Lou
isiana, and in language whic h cannot bo mis
taken, it claims that tho decision whether or
not revolntiou shall be, attempted, d. peuds
upon the result of tho investigation. Potter
only protests that if n revolution is lie ccssary
it shall bo n peaceable one. He does not dis-
avow his Intention to distill h the Presidential
title. On tho contrary ho says: "If now it
should appear that there was fraud which
palpably affects thu electoral vote, and which
the Commission did not notice, if the legal
remedy cxistB for correcting the error you
cannot be-lievo that such a proceeding under
tho law could lead to disturbance." He then
adds that if no law now exists, aud n quo irnr.
runto or some enabling law should be passed,
the operations under it need not create vio.
leuoo or disturbance. In tho course of his
letter, nlludiug to the Electoral .Commission
and to the fears of civil war then, Potter de
clares that there could havo been no civil war,
because tho officers of the army, with the ex
ception of Grant, Sherman and Sheridan,
would have sustained the House of Rcpreseu-
tatives iu recoimlziuc Tilden. und he insults
the loyalty of the army by declaring that the
secret correspondence of the War Department
will show this.
The unlikely story which lias beeu widely
published, that Judge Poland wns deliberately
"cut" iu a railway coach, not long ago, by
Mr, Maine and Miss Dodge, because Judge
Poland opposed Mr. Maine's nomination at
Cincinnati, receives au outright and authori
Miss Piatt, niece of Pmsidont Hayes, is to
bo married tho last of June to Geuorul Rus
sell Hastings of Rockford, III., formerly Mar
shal of Northern Ohio, uud during the war
Lieut. Colonel of President Hayes's regiment.
The ceremony will take place at tho White
s I Jlotuse.
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I nv ritlsrttllfm,
k malt, imiAioMTt'oir-jetai l&ttmi or lUiefJ.
I T jtrpr.lL AM) TtMH.Y WAt-Siae! TO fw
Ill place of perMttwl answer to many letters
i from friends in the South, dtcktl!ing ym.
; pathy with any effort to unseat PWIdHit
Hayes, Postmoster-Oeueral Key lias written
I the following open letter to the pt-opte of the
Theclrcniiistaucesof Ihelntsmge of the Pot
ter rtmilutlon to investigate the alleges! frauds
in the the presidential election of Is, I. In the
States of Loulsiann ami Florida, together
with the subsequent declarations of many in
tluentiul democratic politicians nnd journal
ists, is evidence that, if lioth Houses ot the
tilth Cougrees are democratic, the majority
intend to oust President Hayes and inaugur
ate Mr. Tilden.
The title of President HaycB was settled Ir-
revocably by tho -11th Congress in the act cre
ating the electoral commission, under which
he was declared elected and legally innugnr-
ated. Ine 4., In Congress has no more right
to dispute his election than he has to ques
tion the title of any victorious contestant to n
seat in that body. The luth Congress will
have uo more right to ignore him aud to rec
ognize his defeated coutestuut, Mr. Tilden,
than Mr. Hayes would have to send a file of
soldiers to the House of Representatives to
unseat a democrat whom he might consider
to have been wrongfully seated or fraudulent
Hie leaders lu this desperate attempt to
Mexioanize our institutions rely confidently
upon a "solid South" to furnish the bulk of
the democratic majority in the next House of
Representatives, the Senate being nlready se
cured. Remembering the eucouragemeut
which the Northern democrats in lM'.o and
lMil extended to the Southern States to se
cede nnd the manner iu which their promises
to nid aud eomiorl were luimied, can tile
Southern p. oplo afford to join this revolu
tionary miivemeut, with the certainty that,
when the inevitable hour of peril comes they
will ugain be left uunsnistecl and alone to met t
the storm from the .North, once more undid
by this attempt to revive au issue whose set
tlement was forced by public opinion ujion an
uuwilliug Congress In tho dark days of
February, 1-s"", when civil war over a tlW
puted election was imminent, aud patriots
trembled for the safety of republican institu
tions, the Southern members of Congress
averted the danger by compelling the coiuplt
tiou of the electoral count under the law
which both parties in Congress had enacted.
But now the representatives from the South
ern States, Willi very few- exceptions, have
joined u iiiovt tuetit to subvert there-suits of
their patriotic action, and to remand the
country to that nnarchy from which less than
two years ago it was saved by their ellorls.
urunt that in permitting the autonomy ot all
the States aud in nppoiiiting.citizc-ns to office
in the South instead of strangers. President
Haves has hut discharged Ins constitutional
luty, does that excuse the Southern rtiiresen-
tatives for attempting to invalidate his title
which they established, or will it justify them
iu hriugiug the country again into danger rf
civil war iu an cllort to unseat him ami inau
gurate Mr. Tilden '
ilic tsouth must now face the most mo
mentous crisis iu its history since lMil. To
indorse the recent conduct of the ri presrnta
tives is to admit the truth of th- charge that
the jteople of the South care nothing lor the
welfare of the Union, desire tLe downfall of
the republic and would rejoice to see it aga.u
iuvolvesl iu civil war. If their representa
tives have not reflected their sentiments, as I
believe to be the case, then the people of the
Southern States should take care that in the
4i'.th Congress they are represented by men
w ho will defeat tho disturbers of the public
peace and prevent the Mc-xicauization of our
institutions, io do this they may lie com
pelled to act iudcpeudeht of the democratic
party. Recent eveuts have demonstrated the
inability of tho democratic members of Con
gress to resist the mandates of the caucus and
the terrors of the party lash, the one wieliled
aud the other inspire il by meu who seem
willing to in d inger the welfare of the coun
try nnd the st.u,.lity of republican institutions
for the sake of revenge on isjliticul opponents
anil, in the hope of divnliuc! the 'sioils of
victory. the democratic representatives oi
the South could not resist the caucus com
mand to pass the Potter resolution unamend
ed and without debate. How will the-y be
able iu the 10th Cnugrer-s to resibt a similar
couiiuanil to ignore Mr. Hayes as President
and recognize Jlr. Iildeu.'
It is therefore the duty of the Southern
people to afford a crowning evidence of their
renewed devotion to the Uuiou, in which
they now enjoy every right of citizenship,
aud are subjecteil to no restrictions not Laid
upon every citizen, by sending representa
tives to the 4IHh Congress pledged to resist at
all hazard the revolutionary schemes of mischief-makers
who seem to have gained con
trol of the House of Representatives of the
4.th Congress. To this eud the people iu
every district should meet publicly, organize
and r. solve to support uo person for Congress
who has given aid to this movement, and who
will nut pledge himself to sustain the title of
President Hayes during the term for which
he was elected, against all attempts at its over
throw. Only iu this way can n grave dinger
to tli republic be averted, and convincing
proof be oiven that tho eonfideueo was not
misplaced which i'rcMdcui iliiyos manifested
iu the South when he withdrew the troops
from the State-houses of South Carolina nud
I have spoken earnestly aud pliinly, for I
feel that 1 should be unworthy to represent
the South in the administration, were I to re
main silent now. Invited to the cabinet as n
Southern man to seo that justice was done to
the South, required neither to apologize for
iiiv r com nor iu uisuwn my pumicai priuci-pl-
. it is my duly now to warn the iieople of
tin South of the clanger which threatens the
country. No man need hope that the schemes
of the men who have engineered the move
ment to unseat President Hayes can bo car
ried out without a bloody civil war. To avert
this danger I confidently rely upon the patri
otism und honor of the people of my native
section. u. il. KEY.
Ncute Convention Comments.
The majority of the convent ion was not in
n mood to condemn Pre-sideut Hayes and the
sentiment of that majerily was well expressed
in tlio hearty commendation oi the motives
and general course of the administration
which the resolutions contiined. 11ns com
mendation elicited the most hearty applause
ot the day. 1 heso resolutions, by tho way,
are evidently pleasing to such republicans out
side this state who put the success of the Re
publican party above tho delight of nursing a
supposed grievance against the administra
tion. Jlvnljxuer r reetnan.
It is entirely useless to deny that there was
an honest dilTerenco of opinion among tho
delegate-s ns to tho advisability of eudorsinc
tho bouthern policy or the Administration
Gov. Smith iu his opening speech, fully rep
reseuieu iuu sinaii iiiiuuniy ui lue couvcuuuu,
which deprecated any such endorsement.
Tho committee on resolutions, havini! full
knowledge of the facts of tho case, and being
willing to accord "in ueni-esseutials, liberty,'
presented n prudent nnd well-considered res.
olntioii, which was unanimously adopted,
with enthusiustic applause, lor ourselves,
wo should have preferred a heartier endorse
ment, ns wo fully believe tliat time will dem
onstrate that not only the 'vmolivcs nnd gen
oral course oi the Administration will mee
our approval," but the wisdom of this gener
al course, as well. ifonUiellcr WiUchman A-
The platform of the convention is brief but
comprehensive. Its cniloisement of tho Ad-
miuisinuioii, in ns euerut pouuy ami mo
tives, carries with it au approval of tho finan
cial policy of Secretary Sherman nnd his dc
termination to bring the country to n specie
basis. It approves all of thu elforts of the
Administration to seeuro administrative re-
form and accords to the President that ;
esty of purimso and motive to which ull fulr-
minded men will concede that he is entitled.
Cincinnati has just had one of the most
genuinely successful musical festivals ever
held ill this country, and thn very suggestive
statement is matin that "the basis for tho ex
cellent singing of the chrnis has been laid iu
the public schools of the city, where music has
been admirably taught fur ten yeurs."
There is so much difference of opinion as to
whether the Legislature elected in New Hump,
shire last Man h or the one to be c1io.-k.ii next
November shall elect a successor to Senator
Wadlc-igh, that a bill has been introduced in
the UnlUd States Senate providing that the
election shall be nuulo by tho Legislature
which meets iu June.
The lti'iiilillc:iii Slntc Convention.
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The Republican State Convention nsMin
blesl at City Hall, In llurliugton, at 11 III the
forenoon, 'Ihtimlsy, May iffM, there Mug
present, as Hie roll sulweqiiently showed, (iltt
of the t :.: delegates intltleil to M-ats. The
ball vs neatly decorated ami the arrange
inputs for seating delegates and memtiers of
the press were everything that could be de
sired. Resides the delegates, who filled the
body of the hall, the galleries were crowded
with spectators, and n number of prominent
gentlemen from all patts of the State occn
jiied seats on the platform.
Shortly after 11 o'clock the convention was
called to order by (leu. George W. Oraudey,
of Verge-uues, i hulrman of the State commit
tee, and the cwll was then read by the secreta
ry. Hon. (leorge Nichols of Northfield. The
roll was then read, and, after tho addition of
the names of four delegates accidentally omit
ted, was ndoptetl by the convention.
Thi reading of the roll having been com
plctcd, Den. Oraudey announced, In behalf
of the State committee, that ex-Gov. John
Gregory Smith, of St. Allmns, had beeu chos
en as teuqiornry chairman. The announce
ment was receives! with applause, and ns he
came forward Gov. Smith was heartily greet
ed. On taking the chair, he addressed the
convention ns follows :
srKXcu or oov. smith.
(Irntttmtn oftht Conrinti'on:
I feci duly conscious of the high honor you
have conferred on me iu selecting me for
your pr siding officer. While 1 am tiniufully
distrustful of my own ability to perform its
duties, I am reassured by assurance of that
forhiitraucc and cordinl and generous sup
port which has always been necordcsl to its
chairinmi by a convention composed of the
intelligence of the people of Vermont. I ac
cept the iiosition, pledging you my endeavors
to s-rve you with iuqiartialitv and my best
The duties, gentlemen, which have called
us together arc customary and simple. The
primary object of our gathering is to select
and present to tho freemen of Vermont n
standird-beari r. who shall go in and out in
fore us ns the chief executive of our common
wealth u simple duty this iu times of pros
perity and jiencc, and of comparatively easy
performance. Rut as I cast my eyes over
this assemblage I see hn- many men of so
ber habit and thoughtful men men whom I
know to be regardful of the highest interests
of our Mate and oi the country ; aud 1 ant
led to lielievt that something more than the
selection of a State ticket has convened such
to-diy. I lielieve, as you ilo, that the posi
tiou in which our country is placed its dan
gers and its jierils have brought us to sit iu
ouucij, nud to w etgh w, u w hat is necessary
to be done to preserve the Republic, aud to
transmit to posterity a ttai.le government.
Hut two years haw t lapsed since a conven
tiou mi t at Cincinnati to i hoosc a man to lie
the stai.danl-biurer of our party and of the
nation. The t lection followed a struggle
fierce nl in. t btvond panilM. Convulsed as
the country was by fiu Hons, stirred by charges
of fraud and cms of r. Inrui. a result was at
,ist reach, el. so far as the iho,ee of electors
was concerned : yet no ai-ipiirseiirc iu the re
sult was reached, and no l'n si.lt nt declared
o lie elected. And, with a constitution and
laws supposi d lo lie of ample jsiwers, and
with provisions lor nil t luergt-iicies, the na
tion found itself unable to declare its choice.
Resort was had to an unusunl e-xiiedieut. A
commission, unknown to tin- constitution
born of its own necessity, and of the nature
of a compromise, was created. It jierfonnetl
its office and announced the result. The
nominee of tho Republicans was declared
elected aud was peacefully inaugurated. Iu
forbe-arauce and generosity, the President in
augurated a policy, which, right or wrong,
had for its basis the sincere nnd larne-st con
victions of tho Frcsidittt. ("Applause.! Hi:
purpose was in a spirit of conci ssion to re
construct our country, iiroKen ny rebellion,
and to bring about cordial relations betvveeu
all sections. To do this lay not iu the power
of the sword or of the laws of Congress or of
the amended constitution. Amnesty was
freely offered, and the Southern people fully
restored to their share oi political jower.
1 he sword was sheathed, the army withdrawn.
and with it the protet ting shield for the Re
publicans of the houthc-ni Mates, in the hope
that such generous treatment would beget
generous resiwiuse; and even men who
fought for the I nion wtre set aside that meu
who were lately rebels might return repent-
aut aud conciliated.
Gentlemen, what has liecn the re stilt ? The
Repul Jicnu party, bom of the national dan
ger and necessity, its mission to Irec the
slave and establish equality of rights and pro
tection for all, has been riven and distracted
let. is there any one here ready to claim that
its mission is ended tluit it has performed
its part nud should be superseded? Is there
no need of a Republican partv to-diy? Are
the rights of nil parties under the constitu
tion preserved ? Does true equality exist be
fore tho law- throughout tho national domain ;
Has peace been restored: Is the houth con-
Gentlemen, never since the session of Con
gress prior to tho secession of the Southern
States, has the spirit of rebellion lieen so vio
lent as it is lo-eluy. Iv ever has it shown it-
self with more detcruiinc-d power. What
meau these assaults on the government tho
reduction of tho army the withholding of
supplies from tho departments, the efforts to
cripple the treasury 't Do you recall no sim
ilar time ': Go back to the days before tho
rebc-lliou, to a tlmo when n Democratic ad
mluistratiou stripped tho government of its
power and dismantled the Ions, that the
South might have an easy conquest. Never,
in uiy luucme-ui, uus mere ueen u lime wiieu
the government needed more the united aid
of the loyal citizens never when they need
ed to stand more firmly together. In such
uuion rests the safety of the Republic; with
out it our government is u rope of sand, and
mo iriuuipu oi treason win yet uo accom
Gentlemen, I am uo alarmist. I lielie-ve
that n fruitless policy will bo abandoned
that the President has learned that measures
accepted by tho ltcpuhlicau party ns au ex
periment have failed of the exiiectesl results,
and that the administration is to-d.ty prepar.
cd to take a different stand, and to work with
und for tho only party which inn and will
render it BupKrt tho party of true peace
and assured liberty. . Rut beyond and uliovo
all human ageucii s, I rot my faith iu that
watchful i'rovule-nce which guurdt d the Re
public in its infancy; which guidnlitiu its
growth : which preserved It against rebellion
and which will yet, if wo are true to our
selves and our principles, carry the nation
through its present dingers, mid bring it
forth from trials a glorious nation which
shall maintain its jiower nnd position among
tho governments oi the world.
To this auspicious result, you, gentlemen.
ran coutributt. If to-d.iy, with united and
harmonious purpose, you perform tho duty
befure you, it will go out to tho country that
Vermont remains ever steadfast nud true to
tho party and to the cause of the nation. It
will cucouragc nil loyal citizens inothrr States,
and will help to perpetuate that liberty, of
which unceasing vigilance Is the price. H
THE Or.QAMZATION COMI'IXTEIl,
On motion of Mr. Howell, of FelehviUe,
Milo S. Ruck, of Cavendish, was chosen teni
por.try secretary ; und on motion of Hon.
Charles Dewey, of Monlpelier, thu temporary
organization was made permanent. Hon. Al
bert Clarke, of St. Albans, moved that a com
mitteo on resolutions bo appointed by tho
chair, to consist of nine members. At the
suggestion of Hou, L. G. Hinckley, of Che
sea, nn amendment w as made that t he commit
tee consist of three c:eutleiueu from each
Congressional district ; and as ameudcil the
motion was carried. Hon. Johu It, Page of
Rutlaud, moved that a committee of one from
each county bo apiiointed by the chair to pre
sent a lUt of names for a State committee for
the two years ensuing. Carried.
Tho President unnouueed tho follow ing as
the committee ou resolutions : Albert Clarke,
of St. Albans; Torrey E. Wales, of Burling
ton; I), M. Camp, ofjvevvport; Edward Sey.
mour, oi vergeuues; j. h. uillcy, of lirau
don: Cluirles Dewev. of Monlneiieri (J. M.
Stone, of St. Johnsbury ; Charles Barrett, of
uraicou ; iouu is. jucau, ot luiuuoipn.
Tho folio wint; w ere named as the commit-
tto to nouilnato a State cniuinllttr: John II.
Page, of Rutland county : N. J. Allen, of Ad
dison; 0. E. Hemahton, of llenniugtnn i II.
0. Iteldcn. of Caledonia: P. M. Van Slcklfii,
of Chittenden : H. A. Cutting, of lVwex ; O.
K. Hlxford, of Franklin: Jed P. Laeld, of
Grand Mo: F. W. llaldwin, of Orleans: S.
F. Frory, of Orange: A. II. Franklin of
Windham ; George C. Slitparil, of Washing.
ton; Henry A. Fletcher, of Windsor; It, F.
Parker, of Ijimolllf.
Ou motion of Henry Clark, IVvi., of Rut
bind, the convention then adjourned until 2
o'clock r. M.
col i nocion I'sanimoiwa xominatih.
Shortly nfli-r ! o'clock the convention re
assembled and was culled to order by the
chairman. On motion it was decided to pro
ceed to the nomination of a State ticket. Hon.
D. W. Taylor of Sherburne nominated, for
Governor, Col. Redfield Proctor, of Rutland,
eulogizing him briefly as a man of large busi
nessnnd legislative excrieuce, who had been
tried and found not wanting. Henry Hal
lard, of llurliugton. seconded the nomination
in n forcible nud e loquent speech. Hou. Illiss
N. Davis of Danville. Hon. 0. 1'.. llutterfield
of Wilmington, Gen. Thomas of West Fair-
lee in behalf of the Orange county delega
tion, nnd Hon. C. II. Heath for Washington
county, also seconded the nomination.
J. M. Parker of South Roynlton, hi second
ing the nomination, expresses! Ins surprise
that Col. Proctor, having all the Sunday,
school.book qualities, laid' not died young,
and thought he Iiad beeu preserved for just
mien nn emergency os the present.
Dr. M. C. Edmund, of Weston, nominated
Hou. A. I,. Miner of Manchester, speaking of
him briefly as a man eminently qualified to
fill the office.
Hon. John II. Piikc. of Rutland, said ho
did not rise to put any one iu nomination, but
to say iu behalf of the Rutland delegation
that they felt aggrieved at the manner iu
which the matter hail been treated by the
press of the State. Mutt of the statements
made iu reference to this tlelegation were
false iu every particular. While we honor
the gentleman presentetl, we also thiuk some
thing ts due to a citizen who has beeu tra-
duceel. We do not present the name of Col.
George A. Merrill for your suffrages, but leave
the matter in the hands of the convention.
Hou. A. L. Miner took the platform aud
after warmly eulogizing Col. Proctor, with-
ilrew his own name nud movesl that the noni-
inntlon lie uindo viva voce nnd unanimously.
J. S. Cille-y, of llrandon. s.condesl Jlr. Min
er's motion. The motion was. put and carried
with a storm of ayes and without n single uo ;
and Col. Redfield Proctor, of Rutland was
thereupon declared the unanimous nominee
of the convention for Governor of Vermont.
The announcement was followed by continued
lion. 11. 11. Harris oi israttieiioro anil lion.
A. L. Miner were nppolhtcd n committee to
waiton Ced. Proctor and invito him to a
pear before the convention. The committee
soon after returned, acconitiauieil by Col.
Proctor, who was enthusiastically greeted as
he entered the hall aud cordiallv welcomed as
he took the platform.
COL I'EOCTOK SI'LLCll.
yir. VnniJtnt and (ttntUmen of tltt Con
tuition: I thank you for this your hearty
greeting- all the more grateful because it
seems to me to be something more than a for
mal compliment, and to carry a warmer tone
and something of iersoual regard. The can.
vavi. now closed, has had to me its unplcas
ant features : but has also brought its com
pensations in many expressions of fnendshh
and kindly recttrd from gentlemen iu many
ports of the Slate, whoso esteem is of more
value to me than any formal honors; nnd it
has left with me no rtitntmtnt. If elected
to the effice- for which you have nominated
me, I shall approach its duties with n deep
sense of rcsonMbility ; aud I plidge you my
best efforts tliat our beloved uommouwcnitn
sludl suffer no harm through any fault or neg
lect of mine.
This luodestsjice'chwasreccitcdwith uiauy
expressions of gratification.
NOMINATIONS IOU LIEUTENANT tKlVlUNOU
being next in order. W. I). Tyler, Esq., of
Iraidiurcrb, presentetl the name of lion. L. v.
Colton, of Irasburgb, remarking that Orleans
countv had had no State clhctr since Hon.
David M. Camp was Lieut. Governor thirty
Hon. U. . llutterueld, oi Wilmington,
prc-sentcd the name of Gen. W. W. Lynde, of
RrattlelKiro, alluding to his army re-cord and
long legislative experience.
vv. 11. Walker, r-sq., of Ludlow, prcscutiHl
the name of Hugh Henry, Esq., of Chester, as
an .upright, high-uiiuded man, and of large
ex l rie nee lor ins years.
Rev. Franklin Rutler of Windsor, presented
the name of Hou. .N. II. Sauord, of Hartford,
as a uiau of the people aud identified with the
agricultural interests of the Mate.
Dr. G. II. Italian', of M. Johnsbury, pre
sauted the name of Hou. Miss N. Davis, of
Dauvillt ns that of an old war-horse of the
jsirty, who was lie loved and estee-med by all
who knew- him.
The nomination of Mr. Coltou w as second
esl by Gen. P. P. Pitkiu, of Moutpelier ; Col.
1 h. Mowell, of Cornwall ; t. Horace Hub.
bard, of Springfield : uud Hou, Johu Lynde,
of W Uliamstow u.
Tho nomination of Geu. Lynde was sec
onded bv Col. A. II. Fruukliu. of New fane,
aud auother delegate from Wiudhaui county.
(Jbti. W. H. H. Holtou of Jamaica) who teild
the story of au old farmer, who, when asked
what was raised iu Vermont, replied : "Men
J. 31. i'arkfrr, ot lloyalton, and several
other gentlemen, seconded the nomination of
the nouuuatiou of Jlr. r-siUurd was second
ed by Hon. Johu Porter of Hartford.
the ballot being taken, resulted as lolluws :
Whole number of votes
Necessary to a choice, .,
E. P. Colton had
Hugh Heury had
W. W. Lynde
Miss N. Davis
N. 11. Safford
Hull. N. 11. Safford then w ithdrew his name,
Dr. Rullard withdrew the name of Illiss N
Davis. Mr. llutterfield withdrew the name of
TUE hl.COM) UAIXOT.
Whole number of votes 'Mi
Necessary to n choice '-'t
E. P. Coltou had
Hugh Heury ;
Tho nomination was made unanimous aud
Mr. Colton w as thereupon declared tho noni
lue-o for Lieutenant liuvemor.
For State Treasurer. R. . Clarke, of Unit
tleboro. nominates! tho present incumbent,
Hon. John A. rage of Jleiutpclitr, speaking
at somo lcimth and very enlogisticnlly of him
and of the ability and faithfulness he had dis
played in the lulllluicut ot his Important
Tho nomination was seconded by !.. I),
Illodgett, of St. Johnsbury.auiiwasmadoiiy
viva voce vote.
THE STATE COMMITTEE.
Tho chairman then announced tho uoniina
lions for Stato committee f or tw o years ensu-
iug ns follows i Geo. W. Graude-y, of Ver-
neniie-s: Ge-omo Nichols, of Northfield : I'.. J
Ormshce, of llmndon ; htepheu I nomas, oi
West lairlee; I niuklin lairiiauks, or M
Johnsbury : William Rounds, of Chester
John Li. Jlarstow, of llurliugton ; and Uharies
R. llcntou. of tiuildhnll. I he report was ac
cented nnd adopted.
The committee ou resolutions then rcixmcd
through its chairman, Col. Albert Clarko of
St. Alliaus, as follows ;
Thu Republicans of Vermont, steadfastly
adhering to tho oft-declared principles of their
party, aud sensible of the gravity of present
exigencies in our country, ncreoy resolve t
Firt ; That the motives and general course
of the administration of President Hayes
nave our hearty approbation ;. aud though
diuereuccs ns to parly iiolicy may exist we re-
joico iu tho belief that both tho executive aud
tho Republicans in Congress are disposed to
sutler uo dlvisious, nut on tne contrary to on
servo the excellent precept, "In essentials.
unity ; iu uon-csseutiuKliberty ; in all thlugi
tiicond : Tliat welcoming truth aud shrink-
ing not from investigation, we yet condemn
as unfair, uncalled lor and revolutionary the
measure of the Democratic Horse of Repre
sentatives to investigate a port only of tho
facts pertaining to the presidential election,
and eonsidir that all e ffnrts to reoiwn a ques
tion of such magnitude nfter It has once been
Uwfally and. as we lielle-vo, Jnstly eloeed. are
detrimental lo the prosperity and perilous
to the peace of the country, and deserving
the reprehension of all good citirens.
Ttint: That vvliilewedeplore tho continued
opposition of a portion of the South to the ef
forts of the administration to give espial
rights and privileges to nil the citirens of the
whole esiunlry. we do recognize the patriotic
action and devotion of those ill that section
who now stand firm for the Union and tho
lrictiilly of good government.
Fourth: That we cordially recommend to
the snllroges of the freemen of Vf rinont, the
enndidates this elay nominated.
The resolutions w ere warmly applauded nnd
on motion of Gov. Page accepted and adopt,
eel. On motion of Hon. Lyman G. llinck.
ley, of Chelsen, tho Slate committee were an.
rhorized to call district conventions, ns well
a State convention, to nominate delegates
the National convention three years hence.
At this luncturo tho committee appointed to
wait on Hon. E. P. Colton returnwi with that
gentleman, who was cordially welcomed. Iu
reply ho briefly returned his thanks for tho
honor conferred uiion him.
No farther business appearing the conven
tion then adjourned slue die.
The following letters received by the State
'omiiiittee, were not read before tho conven-
lion, but will be of interest to nil our people
nil desert e careful perusal :
i.ETTr.n rnou sknatoh morhill
Wasiiinoton, D. C, May IS, 1K7.
Hon. Geouue Nichols, Secretary of ennout
Slate Republican Committee, .tortnneid,
Dear Sir :Throuc!li your favor of the Uth
iust., I have your invitntiou to be present at
the Republican Convention, to be held ou the
i;l of the present mouth : but while hardly in
sisting upon that, you appear to insist ujiou a
wnru irom me uuuiu ine siunu. uc ..vn.
Without claimiiie to be nn interpreter of such
sigus, it is clear enough to say that tho mis.
siou of the Republican iiarty is not yet ended.
lias more work yet to no, auu it nioue ran
reserve what it has already done. There can
be no dispute, should this jmrty lose its con-
trol over national affairs, that many jsiges of
in-line- statutes would soon b missed, and
that the latest amendments of the Constitu.
tiou would be exiHuuded ns Northern hire-
It is not oulr obvious that Southern Demo-
rats claim to largely outnumber their North
rn co.l.iborers ; but that they claim to have,
in intellectual force and drilled men, some
other visible advantages, and therefore can
ontrul their isirtv much at will. At present.
they seek credit for great forbearance, though
it is that kind of forbearance whWh never
fails to freiif itself at the uext opiiortuuity.
Rut the power behind Southern members,
which pours into tho House of ltcpreseuta
tives a flood of bills claiming from the Treas
ury sums of startling magnitude, though the
Senate aud tho executive branch of the Gov
ernment are known present barriers, shows
what might be expected if all branches of the
Government were to be in harmony with the
Confederate tendencies of the House : and it
oes not much mend the matter tliat
the claimants npticur willing to accept pay.
mcnt tveu in "wild-cat money, li no ques.
lions are asked.
At the beeTiuniuc of the present Congress,
the nucity of the Democratic majority left
them to seek n reiuforcemeut by ousting Re.
pubbcuus aud seating Democrats iu order to
obtain a more unflinching working majority,
and liecause persons not elected by the peo.
ue, one ny ine iieiue, uum ,uc. ...a-,.
rib." and are very reliable partisans. Even of
the four colored men returned to the present
House, only two have lieeu allowed to remain,
and one of these is slenderly hanging upon
tho tender mercies ot those who are never
iliud to the color of the sitting member, iiio
olored population of the country are nuuier.
ous enough to elect thirty representatives;
but it is doubtful whether, at the uext elec
tion, they will lie peaceably jiennitted, even
much-couc nulled Democrats, io eie-ci so
many as ouc.
Just uow- the House have started a partisan
investigation about pretended frauds iu the
count of electoral votes for Mr. Hayes, wheu
they ought, as they aver, to have been count
ed for Mr. Tilden, and they have refused to
investigate the frauds on the other side. The
bottom facts have no terrors lor liepuniicans,
but Isittom facts are not wanted by the par-
tisansof "the man who did not pay his income
tax." Tina desperate measure oi men ueleat.
esl. nccorcliug to the sworn vtrdict of their
owu tribunal, is to agitate the country aud
start us, iu the race of anarchy and political
violence, as tho peer of Mexico. And when
weiniiuirc. who is restnsible for this revo
lutionary procedure ? we find thut it is the
jinrty whose "couqioneui parts oi cuiei vaiue
were lately in rebelliou, temporarily led by a
few Northern couspirators who hoie to profit
by the upheaval in a coming Jiolitical campaign.
vF. -.- mi ,l. .!. i.
ivil uesi e luzeu l" ivuseu, u.,i uw uuu-
trial prosperity aud the good name of our peo
ple shall bo wantonly sacrificed by an uuholy
and unconstitutional attempt to overturn and
J Hili m:e the Government. It is oitcu true
that "whom tho gods would destroy they first
make mail." We see who are mad. Over
those, so doomed, duty aud houor point the
way to victory. Whatever worthy man re
ceives your uoiiiiuutiou for Governor, let him
havo n"n old-fashioned, time honored Green
I lieu pardon for resiiouduig at so mucn
length ; but iu all sincerity I have no tune to
be more brief.
Ver- truly yours,
Jcstin S. MonuiLL
LETTEU EllOM HON. PUULfcY C. IiLNIsON.
Wasiiinoton, 1). C, May Kth, lnT.
To the Hon. Glo. Nichols, Secretary Ver-
iiiout Republican State Couimitlee :
Dear Sir: Yours of the llth is received.
aud I have to thank you for the generous
terms of your invitation to be present at' our
I recrtt beiug couqicllcd to dee-hue ; for to
participate iu the deliberations of n Vermont
Republican Convention is an honor nud a
pleasure of which I am always sorry to be de
prived, but especially this year when so much
depends on our success.
Let the party select its cauduutes, they
will be good and true men, and then, laying
ii-dde all personal and private interests, stand
together for its principles by which it has so
nobly preserved the country and her itisutu
Persons aud lndiv iduitls are nothing -, pnn
ciplcs aud the Nation everything.
vv c have euougu upou w nie-u we cannot
disagree, but if 1 were personally asked to
lutnio what I believe to U the very "corner
stone of the buildiui;" I should iinhc-sitatiuctly
say, "espialily lirfore the law for ull persons
iu ull this broad Union."
Wishiug for the Couvcutiou it cordial nud
harmonious session, and entire unanimity as
the result r Its deliberations, and pledging
uiy hearty support ot its nominees and plat
I am, vulli grunt respect, yours faithfully,
Duplet C. Demson.
A letter was also received from Hou. C. H,
Joyce of tho First District.
From the Ilostou Heralds Mr, Hiram At
kins of Moutpelier, Vt., is as bloodthirsty n
fellow as Mr. J. Gregory Smith, lllmni says
timidity lias ruled where fearless action was
demanded,'' and ho wants Hayes tipped out
and somo good offices passed round amoug
tho faithful at tho earliest possible day.
Not all of tho Texas people belisvo iu bull
fights. The mauager of the late Kan Antonio
fights has beeu iudicteel by the grand jury for
cruelty to animals, and so few of the citi-
zeua attended his show that his beasts have
been sold by tho sheriff to pay his bills.
Chicago's grain receipts last week were per,
foctly enormous. Computing tho receipts of
flour as wheat, tho movements for the week
represent nu aggregate of 7,28.",(t84 bushels of
grain ; it is said tuese ngures uave never be.
fore been reached in nuy city on this conti
nent, Tho receipts on Monday of this week
were 17,7.i-i busneis.
President Hayes, Secretary McCrary nnd
Attorney General Doyens attended the closing
exercises of the Hampton, Va., normal and
agricultural institute last week Thursday, and
the President nud Attorney General Dcvcus
mado speeches expressing their gratification
nt the progress evinced by tho students. The
President said that to do anything with any
race the women must bo educated as well as
the men, and this is the promise of the llatup
i ton insxitaueut.
lltitter Is down.
Geo. E. Greene lias opened Ills new drug
store lu Union block.
Temperance meeting lo-nlght at the ves
try of the Congregational church. (
J. A. Church is engagesl in urnming a
dwelling house for tho Mis Harney at Gull
llroltlelwro now supports (?) six Job
printing offices, nside from several amateur
offices managed by Imys.
The sale of tho New England Furniture
Company' shop at Oeutrevlllo has been ad
ioumcel for two mouths.
Late books from leading publishers, in
cluding Harper's new series, can be found nt
Cheney .t Clapp's book counter.
Mr. Frank W. llrooks arrived home
from California last Friday evening lu excel
lent spirits and greatly imttroveel in health.
Rev. Win. Is Jenkins returns from his
vacation this week and services will be held ill
tho Unitarian church next Sunday morning,
Haw ley is just homo from New York
with n loug list of bargains, especially in li
dies' suits. Particulars iu his new column ail
vertiscment. Tho Wilmington stage will begin run
ning on its summer schedule on Monday,
June lid arriving iu llrattleboro at '. I o'clock
A. M. and leaving nt 4 r. M.
The Valley railroad company will com
plete thu rebuilding of the Putney cul
vert this week, and next Slonday work on the
granite arch across Whetstone brook w ill be
gill. The strawberry festival of the Ladies
Temperance Uuiou, Wednesday evening,
liaised off v ery pleasantly, though the attend,
nuco wns not large. Receipts about $1IH).
The boys' comet baud furnished the music.
The 88th nunual convention of the Epis
coiwl diocese of Vermont is to be held at llur
liugton on Tuesday, Wednesday nnd Thurs
day of next week." Rev. AV. H. Collins of
this place preaches the sermon ou Wednesday
Mr. Chns. M. llliis of Hcnnington, cor
respondiug secretary of the Bennington Rat
tle Monument Association, enmo to town ou
Weduesdty, on his way to New Hampshire,
ou business conuectid with the work of the
J. W. Siniouds, who returned Saturday
from a trip to Tennessee nnd the Mammoth
Cave in Kentucky, reiiorts that crops iu thnt
sectiou are but little ill advance of those iu
Vermont, cool weather having prcvniled there
during the present month.
We learn that the insurance on the build.
ing nud goods of C. M. Russell A Co., of
Wilmington, destroyed 'by fire on Monday
night, was divided between tho agency of
Moody A- Howe of this place and that of A.
Chillis of llenuington.
Geo. Willey, the insane man, who es
caped from the asylum somo weeks since,
and made his way to his father's in Topsham,
was relumed to the institution Wednesday,
his family and friends lutving become sntis-
fled that he is not it proper jitrsou to be nt
Tho trial of the patent case. Ilurdett vs.
Estey .t Co., licgan nt New Y'ork on Tuesday
in accordance with previous announcement.
Tho opening argument of Mr. Edmunds for
the complainant began on Tuesday and was
finished Wcdnesdty afternoon. The trial will
probably last through uext week.
A e leuru that the ladles have in contem-
platiou some entertainments to to be given at
the town hall the last week lu June, in aid of
the library building fund, which will be in
charge of Mr. Rartlett, of Concord, Mass.,
w hose taleut and services in this direction arc
The party of sportsmen w ho are to pay
their rcsiects to the fish in the Maine lakes
next week will consist of Dr. Gale, H, R.
Lawrence, F. W. and W. H. Childs of this
place, A. P. Childs of llenniugtnn, and Jamefi
II. White of West Meriden. Ct. II. C. Howard
of Townshend is also expected to join the
The Large quantity of Maryland and New-
Jersey strawberries which have found a ready
sale iu llrattleboro during the lost fortnight
is a novelty of this sc-nson's trade. Last Sat
urday Willard's sales of the fruit were nearly
sl lioxes and other parties sold quantities
which brought the sales for tho day up lo
more than 400 boxes.
Attractive eiitertaiiimeuts are promised
nt the town hall, on the ."th and llth of June,
when u class of .V) juveniles, under Miss
Sprague's efficient and exiverieuecd directiou
will present tho phasing cantata of "The
Fairy Grotto." Miss Sproguc will have tho
assistance on the occasion of some of our liest
local musical taleut, nnd we liespenk for her
concerts the liberal patronage which they nre
sure to deserve.
We learu that arrangements have beeu
mode with Mr. J. L. Ray by which, during
the coming season, he will carry jittsseugers
to Chesterfield Lake iu parties of three or
more, for one dollar .e-ach. Mr. Ray will
not run n Like team regularly but will hold
himself reatly to accomuioditn parties,
here indicated, nt any time. We need not
say that the public can depend ou beiug well
served at his hands.
In accordance w ith tho strict provisions
or the statute, Jlr. Herrick, chairman of the
board of selectmen, has issued his warrant to
Mr. A. Starkey for the destruction of all un
licensed dogs. Probably not more titan one
half tho dogs in town hnve been licensed, aud
as the law gives the officer uo discretion in tho
matter, but peremptorily orders him to kill,
or cause to bo killed, all dogs not licensed.
general thiuuiug out of the animals is apiiar.
The public will bo interested in knowing
that arrangements have be-cu completed by
which there will bo u duly uiau from Brattle
boro to Chesterfield Lake during the coming
season. Letters for the lake will leave Brat
tleboro by the 8:-.'."i morning train uud go by
way of liecuo and the Chesterfield btago
which leaves that place every afternoon aud
reaches tho like toward tea time. Letters
for Keeue can now bu seut by tho momiug
train, also, and au answer received the sumo
Tho "Hostou Cadi Store" was re-opened
to the public lost Saturday by C. D. Cobb Jc
Brothers, tho well-known wholesale nnd re
hill groeerymen of l(o-tou. The store has
beeu ueally nud attractively refitted. Iu an
other column Messrs. Cobb A Rrothers give
our readers n little history of their business
career nud explain some of the advantages
which they nro abld to offer customers. It
will bo found interesting readiug. Tho rep-
utation of this houso for enterprise aud relia
bility is of tho very best, and wo believe thut
the patrons of their Brattleboro branch may
depend on receiving fair aud courteous treat
ment iu every instance
The houso of Mrs. J, D. Rradley, ou
norm street, was entered by thieves ou
Wednesday night, who carried off nil tho sol
id family silver, but left everything in the w ay
of plated ware. 1 ho indications are that the
work was that of a professional, the house
having been entered by turning the key with
nippers, aud tho plated silver showing sigus
of hav lug been tested to ascertain its material,
Tho intrinsic value of the silver taken was
something like a hundred dollars, but its the
pieces were mostly family heirlooms their
value to their owner cannot be estimated iu
dollars und cents. We trust tliat the crimin-
al or criminals may bo caught aud receive
their just deserts.
We dwiht If any M miles of railroad
which liare been liflllt in this country hate had
the srrv ices of a stronger or more able lioard
of elrll ngliioeni than are now at work on the
lueatlng survey of the llrattleboro and Whitc
hnll railroad. Mr. W. A. Haven, iu whose
charge tile work is, ranks as one of the lead
ing engineers of the country, having been
employed In itmiortaut locating nnd construe.
Hon work by tilth lending railroad companies
ns the Chicago, lliirllngtoii and Qulliry. the
Michigan Central, the New Y'ork Central, nnd
thers. Mr. Haven s two princiml assistants
inte had almost equal extierlf lice, lxith of
them having been chief engineers in build.
ng varl'ous iuqiortaut roads, and it is need
es to say tuat either of the Ihreo gentlemen
ore entirely competent, of themselves to Io.
inte this or any other railroad. Under their
combined service we luny rest nssur-'d that
io wutk of the survey will lw expeditiously
fulllllisl lu a manner which will command the
entire es.ufid-.nce of the public.
The following is the list of le tters remain.
ng nt the Kst office in this village. May 30 :
Ladles Addle E. Conk-. Mrs. Kmma liar-
ug, Minnie Diinklse, Abbie A. tiouiu, i iora
i. I tinier. Mrs. Foetino U. Petl.-e, Mrs.
R.lle H. Smith, Mrs. .1. 0. Smith. Mrs. John
E. Townshend, ('.').
Gents Wntkins Ailams, George Colby, J.
Held for Postage. Miss Julia G. Jlah.-r,
Package. D. G. lrsoii.
the cio ixxi-priit which is soon to i'ass
The List of the largest log-drift ever driven
on the Connecticut waters has passed the bar
on Fifteen-Mile Falls on its way to Mclndocs
'alls. Ml. Tom nnd Hartford. High wateris
nabliug the crews to make the quickest
rives ever known Ig the uouuctucui vauey.
Tin- lumber iuterests have been unusually
irisk during the past winter, over 1ISK chop-
rs being engaged on tno uonnccucui nnu
its sources. The drift which now crowds tno
Connecticut from White river to the Pnssump
sic, engaging the services of SMS of tho best
rir.-rs from the rivers of Maine. Jew llamp.
hire, and the Proviuce of Quebec, started ear
ly in April from Indian nnd Perry's streams
and the head waif rs of the Connecticut, under
the direction of Cant. Isaac liownian of Lnn-
caster. Owing lo the extraordinary size of the
drive, measuring forty uiULions, tho crew- is
divided into four gangs, tne nrsi oi wuicu is
now near Northampton, the second between
Itellows Falls and White River Junction, the
third ne-ar the mouth of the Ammonoosuc, aud
the fourth deployed along the river banks lie-
ween Jlclndoes nnd r illeeii-jnio tans, itcu
gang is lumisiieci witii a complete outnt oi
cooking nnd culinary ware and a commissary
of the best substantial supplies. Iu addition
to wages ranging from to r? 2 per diem,
four meals nro served, the first of hot biscuit
and coffee at 4 A. it., the second of salt beef.
iork and potatoes nt 11 a. u., the mini nt
M., or meats nnu oreau, meat nnu teu di
i:.'!0. While the meu ore constantly in din
ger of accident, but three casualties are re
ported, none of which resulted in death or
permanent injury. Of the forty millions con
stitutiug the dnve, ten millions go to Van
Dyke A Jlemll, Jlclndoes tails, v t., ten mil
lions to tho Mt. Tom lumber company, and
the remaiuiug twenty millions, nt a cost of
iL' tier thousand, to Hartioni. ine contract
for delivering the forty millions was taken by
Capt. Itowmnn for .jso.tSKl. Extensive prep,
nratious nro lieing made for the coming win
ter, some tweuty millions of feet beiug al
ready contracted for by New Y'ork parties.
uremjitin unteiir, Siii
IVrst Dot rr.
T. S. Estabrook has goue to market to
purchase a new stock of goods.
-I). P. Leonard ho sold a part of his fanu
to Thomas Rogle.
-Mr. Johu 1). Davis has n hen that has
htiu three eggs that weigh 11 oz. One meas
ures ,s 1-'.' inches ouc way and 0 .VS the other.
D.tv i's heus don't cut down on their eggs, If
they nre only 1(1 cents a dozen. r. J.
It is expected that the County Suudiy
School Convention will be held nt Pumuier
ston iu the Congregational church on Wednes
day June ."th.
Rev. T. Mackie will preach at the Ash-
craft school house uext Sunday at 10.3(1 a. if.
-Rev. .1, D. Reeman, presiding elder, will
hold quarterly meeting services nt the town
hall at I' I-. M., next Suudiy.
Smart hulies: Mrs. Cook, Mrs. Holland.
Mrs. Cushiug, and Mrs. Higgius, all of Fuy
etteville, three of them moro thau seventy
yeurs of age and the other sixty-eight walk
ed up on Newfane hill, the other day, visited
the old cemetery, and made some improve,
monts nliout the graves of relatives, aud then
footed it home again at uight. n. c.
Win. J. Howe and Milton Alleii went to
Strattou poud hist week, ou a fishing excur
sion. They brought home uuils of
dressed trout. They caught one trout from
the poud that measured 18 inches in length
and weighed 1' pounds, dressed.
Monday of this week W. J. Howe and a
party of others brought into the village seven
live foxes, about half growu uot inucluof n
clay for foxes, either, K,
Mrs. Emma A. Osgood, theiopulirsopra-
no.accouipauiedby Mrs. S. Nadi, recently from
Euglaud where they have been for tho post
two years are stopping for a few days at Mr.
Dext.Ts, en rout for Montreal and Chica
go, where Mrs. O&gfxsd. has engagements to
Mason Ingram has sold his farm to
Charles Sti ilman, who has just moviil tin re
The Evangelicnl Aid Society will meet
with Mrs. E. R. Johusou, Thursday after
noon, June .".
While Mr. llolliu W. llauney w.is return-
iug from church lost Sunday lie met it Gipsy
wagou which so frighteut-d his horse that ho
became unmanageable, overturning the i ar
riage aud throwiug out Mr. Ranuey, his little
son, and Miss Jcuuie Sabin, who were ridiug
with lit in . The carnage was considerably
broken and Miss Sabiu received severe though
uot parm ment injury.
Mrs. H. A. Jonos returned from Rostou
the 'JM with a good stock of millinery.
vte gladly not.- the return of neighbor O.
D. Ktediuau to the Chester Perry house, late
ly occupied by his son. Chariest Stcduiau, who
his removed to Pondville,
Tile young lK-ople of this place presented
n handsome communion service tu the Uul-
vensilist church, last Sunday morning. It
was one of Reed A Barton's best, valued nt
Rev. Win A. Pratt will preach in the
Uuivers-ilist church at Jacksonville next Sun
day at .1 p. m.
e'hr.tcrilrld, X. II,
Tho Prospect Houso at Chesterfield Luke
w ill bo opened for the season ou Saturday,
the first day of June next, Mnder tho manage,
ment of Henry Couillard of the City Hotel,
Keeno, and J, W, Herrick, its former propri
etor. At a town inoeltug in Cavendish it win
voted to fund the towu debt and issuo town
orders with coupons attached, tu run ton
years with interest nt five per cent, puyablo
semi-anuuolly at the treasurer's office. The
vote was nearly unanimous.