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THE BENNINGTON BANNEK, TTJESDAY, AUG; 18, 1891.
, f ' BENNINGTON BANNER. BENNINGTON: TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1891. ' THE OREAT CELEBRATION. Whon tho legislaturo last fall pas&ed an act providing for tho corcmonlcs at tcndantuppn tho dcdicatlon of tho Ben nington Battlo Monumcnt and tho Cen tonnial coiobratlon ,o tho admission to tho Union of tho Stato of Vermont, thoy probahly rcaljzod i: but 3mall mcasure tho grcat proportions which tho colobra tlon would assum, and "which will meot thoir complbtd fulftlmcnt to-'morrow around thb masslvo structuro whioh is to bo dcdicatcd. . Tho dotails of tho programmo wo havo giveninfuli boforo, ahd thoy willbo fourid agairt olsowhoro in this issuo of this Bannek. Tbo cxercises bld fair to bo most imprcsslvo, and lt is safo to say thoy will bo prticipatcd in by tho largcst number of pcoplo that havo over assonibled within tho conflncs of this Stato to omphaslzo a publio ovent. Among tho promincnt personagcs con neetod with tho Bennington Battlo Jlonument Association, by whoso efforts this prosont coiobratlon lias bcon mado possiblo and brought so noar to a ilnai issuo, are Hon. Benj&rain F. Prcs ott o Now Hampshiro, presidontj ox Gov. lUcoof Massachusetts, Hon. E. J. Phelps, orator; Gon. J. G. McCullough, tho lato ex-Gov. Hiland Hall, Prof. A. L. Porry, tho building coramitteo, Major A. B. Valontine, Hon. II. G. Root, M. C. Hullng and many othors. Tho archltect of tho raouument is J. Phillip Biuaof Bpstonand tho contractor is William II. "Wa'rd of Lowell. Tl'iolato Gporgo W. Robinsoii, notcd forhavinga largo collectionof rovolu tionaryelicsj"iricluding tho very camp kettlQ.use(by Col. Baum, was'.tho gcn tleman who in 1853 moved in tho mattcr of o'recttng-a mqnumentin mcmoryof tho flold at Bennington. ' Charlcs M, Bli8s was for many ytars sccro'tary of tho association, tookan activo intcrestinits alfairs and may bo said to bo ono of tho fatlicrs of tho entbrprise". Tho Centounial committce, c'onslsting of itho Stato comraitteo and tho local committeo of 50, held thoir final mcoting last ovening. Tho long lino which will participato in tho procession grows daily,and largo numbors of organizations havo within tho past fow davs responded to tho invita'tions sont thom. and will bo prcsent. Vermont has novor scen celebration arrangod upon sucii a grand and magniflccnt soalo. It will bo credit to tho stato and an honor to tho ccnllemon coniposing tho centcnnial corhmission. Bricadicr General Greenleaf "will bo Marsbal on this occasion; and, M. D Grccno will bo his OJiiof of Staff, . Tho nionumeiit qummemorallng ' tliis m i i riiiwiiii,jjjj.gthkiBaB nativo stono, upon tho IJving roek of tho mountain at Bennington Center; its top most point !!08 fcet dbovo. From tho principal lookout; 18s fob't higli, .tho bat tlofleld is plainly in viewi. Inthis room aro four historio tablote, plac.ed thero by thft Grand Army of tlo Republic, tho Vermont Jlistorical Socioty, tho Freems sons and tho Oddfo llows. Another con tains tablets insoribed to Vermont, Now Hampshiro and Massachusetts, and lourtlto tho general govornment. . Tho total cost is about 100,000, sustaincd by tne states namcu and by privato sub- scription.with $40,000 votcd by;congress, The movemunt for a monutnent hero be gan nearly 40 years ago, and has long awaited this grand culmlnation. Ceie. brauons of tho battle, howovor, havo oeen annual for 114 years, beginning tho very year atter tho conflict VALLEY FOKQE. If thero is ono historio locatlon which moro than any othor dcservcs tho cratc- f ul -prcservation of libbrty-lovihg Ameri cans, that placo is Valley Fcrge. It should be a national sito, to bo dodicatcd and eacredly hold( in (iompany with that other memorablo- arena, Gettysburg. But according to tho daily papors of thl8weokiihero i8.danger that tho his- torio'i Vnlloy'fForgo property will bo divided up arid'sdld,' and its prcservation as a wholo.thus lost to tlio nation; ' I'he traot lies Jn ono of tho most ptcturesquo valloy8 of Pehnsylvania. ori tho raain llno of tho Philadclphia and Bcading Itail- road, closoto tho Valloy I'orgo,, station ana about 25. miles from Philadelphia It is now ownod by Mrs. Apna L. Carter, tfho has reccntly instructed hor attornoy, Moitimorn. Brown, of Philadelphia, to disposoof 100 acrcs of it. Upon tho tract is located tho Sito of Fort Washing ton, tno ramparts of which aro still visi blo, and from this point tlio country oa all sidos for many miles can bo-scen, and tho visitor, standing within tho fort, can reatniy rcaljzo tho greatncss of Gon. Washington as a mastcr of tho scionco of defensivo wararo ahd his Bkill as an on ginoor. Upon tho grounds nro tho ro- mainsoi tlio entreiichment erccted in 1777 and 1773, tho sito of Washington's neaaquartors m 1777, the Cold Spring, well known in history; tho sito of tho Valloy Forgo, flrstbuiltin 1757; tho sito of tho aitiflcer'squartcrs inl777, and tho sito of Gons. Maxwell's and Woodford's troops an l tbo spot whero' Washingion was found proyjng durlug tho trying timos.froraDeo. 17, 1777, to Junoi 1778, at t'lis camp. Valloy Forgo and its story aro 1'ko a personal rocollection to overy Amoi.'can. Thero was whcro Washington praycd in tho tbtckots whon his soldlors woro marking thopaths wlth blood from thoir sliocless feot. Thero Lafayetto joined lilm. It was from-Valloy Forgo tho so! diors staiicd io Pliiladelphia to domand tho'r long overduo pay, at tlio tlmo whon BoboitMorrismot them and gavo up nearly his ontiro fortuno to pay thom, in conscquenco of whioh ho died in a dobtor's prison. It was whllo Washing ton was ondurlng thoso hardshlps that Gatos was plotting to supersedo hlm.( Valloy Forgo was a theatre of the Kovo lution, and'in it was cnac'tod tlio sublim csttrngody. With such organizations as tho Grand Army of tho Bopublio, Sons of tho Bovo lution, Socioty of Cinclnnati, Sons of Amoricaand tho various Stato Ilistorlcal Soclotios, tho proporty should roadtly flnd purchaseis who would prcservo lt intact. THEDECORATIONS An Extensive and Attractive Display of Flags, Emblems and Buntings. Bennington has donned hcr gayest at- tiro in honor of tho concburso of visitors which sho oxpocts on her celebration day. North streot is a solid lino of rod, white and bluo from its beginning al most to tho Soliors' Ilomo, with hero and thero tho green flag of Ireland in company with tho flag df our counlry. Wm. Hawks' placo is tho most promincnt in tho way of tasty decorations on this streot; anarchdf tho national colors is erectcd over tho drlvoway, with coats of armsof 'tiio threo Blatcs intorestcd m thls colobiation. Ilalf way up tho mam walk is anothor aroh of icd, whito and bluo, upon tho top of which is a largo liag. 'Fr'om 'this flag thoro aro streamors of bunling to tho, nelghboring trccs, forming a star; a shield is bn tho.archi with tho mottb "Tho Star that novor ses." Tho Elm Trco houso opposilo is doc orated with a combinalipn of tho Emor-' a'd of Ireland and tho Amoriean colors. At DrVsdalo's storo furth6r down tho strejt thero aro in tho two outcr wiu dows ilrums and sabrcs and on tho two inner oncs stacks of arms; bohind theso abackground of tho Amoriean eolors;, thero aro also sniaUer shioldsboivo tho door posts conta'ning words of wolcomo to tho visltor3. Pleasant strcel also f urnishes, its quota ofbiight colors. Capt Alocrt Walkci's placo has veiy neat and tasty drapings of buntirig around tho poich and down tho stops. C. W. Thatoher's houso has' fan fails df bunling in tho gables, wtlh ptreamors of tho samo matcrial from tho roof noak to tho cround. Col. L. F. Ab- bott's rcsldenco'is dticorated with fes toons wh'.ch. stvotch out upon tho lawn; tho porche3 aro also draped with fes toons of bunting. Tho lecoratipns at Major Valontiuo's aro composcd ,qf stacks of llag8 of all -nations .withl'npspf tbo sarao s,lrotching from iaa'a loionccdCol..01in Scptt's resi u'iiiiiii mninnmmmamt i i nni i tho Unilcd States ovor the contral, ,dooi Festdbns'of buntfng reacli froratho rodf out on to tho ,t lawn. A largo ndw'ilas which Col. Scott says has has'nov.erjbcon mou.nted beforo, also ono.containi.n 'thq Vermont coatof arms, hang across' tho sb-fiet. " ' 1 1-, .... j Main btreet, beln most promlncift ' on tho I'no ol march, is (lecor.ued iii tho mot olabomto manner. Tho postofflco bu'idios has on iti SouUwnlreot front camp sccno in tho csuter, wlth'flas diupcd around it; fcstoons of buniin3 lun around tho corniccn, flanked on o'tber ildo by 'o-llko portra'ts of sol dicrs; on tho Main strcct front thero is a painling of Goiiysburs; on the comcr abovo tho flrst floor windows is tho sign "Postouce' ii gilt Ietiors on blao bapksround: J. H. Ayies 'buUdlng bas a pictuvoo' tho Goddess of Llborty, bo lovf which is'tho Vormont sh'eld; thoro a-o flags draped around both." upper gtory of WJlloushby's tin sbopia a rpprescntation of ,tho Goddess, with L I, , J . J. - 1. . . i.iuui'jH ui uio nacionii colors on dther sido: thero aro slilolds with tho datos 1701-1801 ovor tho, lbwer, winddw aoa testoons o.bpnt'ng conneotinrf with tho wholo. In- tho gablo abovo Cdlo'& Burirs storo is Columbla; Tbo' festau rant farther up thb streot fs xeay, simply ana tasuiy trimmcd wiih thb words: "Wfclcome, S. of V." on tho shloid abovo tho dodr. Col' Eeoootl's rosldouco is jeGtoonedw.Hi buniing from tho roof- peak to.tlio cavcs, and over tho doorway is a go'd ci.glo drapcd wth clo.ia flaes avdfaatails. Tbc o aro a'so tjimmlngs of bun.:og ovo- eacli wlodow. Tlio Freo Library bui"d(cg has on its iront shio'd wUii tho n ifoal omblem and tho motU) "welcomo to Eo-"j!n2ton;" sfacks of tho llas oE all nations avo ovor tho differort windows, and abovo tho main oni'tnco is a sbiold with tho word "rcaro." Aqioss tho slicet at Wal biidgo's storo aro two largo flags in fan- tafi lo.m. Dr. Poiiov's icsidcnco has 4.1. 41. j. . . . wiu mi'.uuis wiin tno uaics 17U1-1601 at tho coinors, and tiio wtodowsaro jslily urapeu. inooaico ouwiling ncarbyis trjmmeii in tho samo mannor. A. K. Ritohle's rostdonco is nicolv decorated with a largo flag ar o.s itj fi-ont, fanfails abovo tiio w!odows, s.icamoisof buntln? along tho porcb. and sh'olds abovo each p azza post. A Jire-s'.zo portralt of Wasb'nstton holds a prom'ncnt placo on tho frcnt of Chas. Coopoi'srosidonco; tho molio, "Washin.'jto'i. tho Father of his Counliy'' appoars bolow; tho gablo fillod w'th kno of buui.!ng, a gold eaglo is onlhofroot, bciowit tho datcs 1701 1801, and from thls aro festoons of bunt- ngto tho galo posts. On Blngham's papor box factory ,is S pictaro of "Sheri dan on his famous rido," as tho motto belowit shows; tho dalo Bonnlneton. 1777, appoars in go'd loltors bolow; two largo flags aro horo strotchod across tho reo. Almost up to tho "Bradford Hooks" building is an overgrcen arch across tho stoet: on tho wnstnm !do is tho Now Hampshiro coat of nims; shiold8 andflags with various mottoes aro at oach end ; on tho oast sldo a ccn- torpiecp is a painting of au anchor with tho word "Hope." Tlio rcsidenco of E. O. and W. II. Bradford, as well as that of O, W. Evans, aro tastefully decorated. f $ Goo. A. Wattlos' houso is rrimmed vith fostoous of bunting, with flags and shlelds abovo tho windows. Tho Put nam Houso has portraits of Lafayetto and Washington on tho cornor, with tho( woi-ds "Fatlior of Liborty" and "Father oMiis Country;" flags of all nations- avo intersporscd along tho balconics, and shields with appropriato mottoes; flags and festoons of bunting adorn tho cor- niccs abovo. Prominent on tho front of J. n. Loring's houso is tho motto "Wo Grcot you All." This is surroundcd with 8tar8 and knots of bunting. , On tho front of B. C. Jennlng's resideiico is,tlio motto "Honor tho Bravo," with. 'gloria flags ornamonting it; over tlio' front plazzaa shield with tho word "Wol come." Tho ovorgrcen arch at J. S.-1 Holdcn's rcsidenco has beon proviously montlonod; tho porchcs in front of tho houso aro drapcd in bunling, with fes toons of samo matcrial ovor tho upper' wmuows; tnero are largenags suspendeii about tho houso. Tho Cottaso Hotel iff triramed with f.intails ovor tho door 'and festoons df bunting w'ound around tho ttnata t.wn larrrn ilnrva nrn aliannnrlnfl l.VJ 4 W O J V..V OVAWW ... lUUU Ul V. Ul i-l U oy's rcsidenco ncar by. On tho front of tho lattor rcsidenco is tho word "Wol como"; tho plazza pillars aro wound with bunting, with festoons' above. A. P. Chllds' rcsidenco is tastefully trimmcd with fan tails of flao;8 in each gable, tho mollo "Mollio Stark" ovor tbo door, festoons over each wlndpw,,antl urapings arouna tno piazza; tlio apt proaches aro linod on each sido with rep resentalions of tho growth of tho Amo,:. can flag; out on tho lawn is a liborty polo- with tlio stars and stripes and festoons of tho fla's o all nations "ctchins out therefrom. II. S. Bitigham's houso neas by is also decorated wltli streamo' s of buni'ag. Tho Adams block on South street, which contal'is tho rooms of tho ItpJ. jucnauaudd icllows, is appropi latoly dccoiMicd witd omblcms of tlio two P'de:s; thcir imltions of "welcomo" ovefctho-rcspect'vo doors, and picturo ol Gen. Stark in tho ccntio on tho fronri Tho Pii' k block across tho Btre'oti whicli contains tho Ha&onic rooniK, haH tho squaro and compahscs in tho centi-o t tho top and Btrcamcrs of bunling froin thero to tho lowor comevs; ' thero afo flgjres.of (wo kuights in armor betwpon' tho windows of tho second floor. Tho court boliho is tho beadauartcrs of tho Frcnch.Synd'.caie, tho oflicial dccorators of tho ojcaslon; on this building thoro aro va'lous shields, tlio coats. of arms of dlfferent states, with gloria flags and pon nanta tp co'mplclo a very attractlvo pl& 'iure. Tbo Olranod school building handsomcly. clothcd in buntingi ilafl anumoi.ocs. . , HiJArhVn'"i'i'J."", 1.ll3"'n"j-'inr rest of tho fown. The Tiffany Ilose- li ts namo, 31. Tiffany, No; 2. ovor' t: door. and stroamors from tho gabel don, nrounu tno nrst lioor windows,,.. Tfi Bradford Hooks building -is decorated with sh.olds on top and ovor oach door. AIarg6 flag floats from tho tpp of tho Putnam Hoso house, and shields aud flags appear in profusions on tho front of tbo uuildiug. Tho Sfaik Hoso Company has a largo picturo of Gen.. Shorldan on tho front of tho building, a shield ontho cor- nico, conta'ning tho woul Wolcomo, and a shield over tho door with tho namo of tlio company thoreon. umciai ijecorator Lalimo intcnds to decorato tho arch to-day afid willsuspend a chandolior of silk flags using fortv- arch; tlioro aro also to bq stacks of flass on each ondtowor, wilh largo flags flvimr above. Mr. Lalimo says that ono can uiisuy jorm anjeot tno lioiirli)-. nf jnomiment upo.i learning that tho flags t'jat,- fly fiom tho lookout windows aro oao iucf, m sizo. iio nas aiready placed a reprosonia-'ion "Thn irrnwti. kt 1. Ameiican Fjag" as describedin arccent iiuiiiuer oi no uannki:, upon tlio grand s.aud, and intonds todrapolt outiroly in As'do from tho mnnv llifrnronf A- " ....V.WMW UI.VUIA nnfi nl.nqrllf tnan tnnA.l xi ... cts Whioh aro narKnllv rnmnU'n.i ,.,i.ii. deserve a passlonotf,; ana wu,cl .vuu .u.iwjniuijr xo uio pioturesquo an pcaranco of our towrt on this gicat occa slon. Timoandsnacofoibid a detailed mon.Jcn o' many of tho smallor displam tVliat WO havn "ivnn nl piiiisize riio pstont to which this colobra- UOa Was COiTiLd. anil will a doubt tp thoso who weio not horo that ww.... ....gmviw jnuvuusi,, Midwav Jn thls !r.no ar.l " "l ""-""T ....o uiu inumpuai arcn, llghtd co-ni'rht with morn timn onn oioiJ.- lights. THis orch bears on its easieni sido tbo motto: 1701-tIio best locy of Vermonl's flrst century is hb: smis and her daufrhteK lflJt " nn n, ..n fl'do aro .ho followjag: "1777 You seo red coats, thoy n.'o ouis, or Mol'io Stark sleeps a widow to.night," being tho his- ii- i 7, """'""y uen. stark ns ho rallied his roon to flght on tho fleld of Benninston. Tho oU.pr ,..lf nr D.uu Ul wu urcil liaS tllO WOrf.9. "Psnm hathher v-ctories, no less rouowned than war-1891. Theso aro tho mottoes juuu wviu imlu on tno nrcii of 1877, rii botll8ldCL3 tho 13 oritrinnl Hlna K I. , . O lf Uh m a r , . wawino wun uanners. llio archisbaiutp represent tho slons u.umirauuuiBDuu coioring and coo eral appearance. A C.u. Ui'ir.ui. Cai'. TizEKWonrn. Maj. Oharles Bolow wo givotho rostorof tho visitlng troops fiom Now Hampshiro, including offlcoas' of tho Bennington Battallou of N. H. N. G. and Amoskcag'Voterans: OOVEll.VOn AND STAFi'. nis Excollcncy Hiram A. Tuttlo, gov crnor and commaudor-in-chiof. Major-Gcncral Augustus D. Ayling, adjutant g'eiu r il, Concord. Brigadier-Gonoral Albert N. Dow, inspector-genoral, Exctor, Brigadior-General Oharles W. Stovons, Ani.-GEjr. A. D. AyUno. quartormastcr-geudrat, Nashua. uug.-uen. unver a. Uibbs, commis sary ceneal. Dover. Brig.-Gon. Charles H. Bartlott, judgo- iiuvuc.iuj Kcnci.vi, juanonestor. . Biig.-Gen. Ferdinaud A. Stillings, Col. Arthur E. Clarko, atde-dc-camp, Col. Georco A. San. uuio, itiiiu-uu-cuinp, Laconia. .i .i.i-.i Col. FrankW.Mav- narti, aiao-tto-camp, Nashua. Col. BufusN. El- , ... " wcll, aido-do-camp, iMowton. Col. J. E .Peo'ctr, aiuo-uc-camp, uon cord. OOVEnNOKS COUNCII, Hon, James Far- rington, Bochestcr, 11. Hon, ADJT. I'EKK'NS. Ilenry B. Quimby, Lako Villaco. N. H, Hon. Gcorco A. Ramsdnll. Nashha, n. ITnn. Jnlin X IVliIn. , plo, Claromont, N. H. ' Hon. Edwfn C. Lowis, Laconia. N. H. Govornor and staff and councll will bo ac companied by kfdics, makinrr a total ofa in all. BltlOADK CQJIMANDEH AND STAFF. BllIOADE COT-OU nEAUEIl KNOWLTON. Brig. Gon. J. W. Pattorson, Concoi-d. Lt Col. Frank W. Bolltns, Concord. Major Chai. E. Faxon, Nashua. Major .1. P. Wellman, Keono. Lt. Col. Irving A. Watson, Concord. Maj. F. O. Nims. Major Arthur H. Chaso, Concord. Capt Georgo B. Leavitt, Laconia. Capt. D. H. Gientv, Concord. Capt Frank L. Kimball, Nashua. Briir. ScrKt. Jlaior E. P. Comins. Con cord. Briir. O. M. Sovl F. W. Tmland. Laconia. Bricr. nosn. Stowart C- W. T.ovntnv. Keono. S, Bartlett. Bfig. Color Sorgt A.' II.' Knowlton, Concord. ' ' Bricr. Bugtor W. C. Hammond, Con corcl Gen. Stevknp. HENNINGTON I1ATTAI.IOK, X. II. X. O. FIET.U AND HTAFF. Jfaior. Francis O. Nims, 2d Bcg't Keeno. Adjutant," Fiank B. PerkiD.s 1st Beg't Manchester. - Quarlermastor, Arthcr 3f. Dodgo, 3u Beg't, Hampton Falls. Asstv Sui'geon.'BobertBui-ns, 8d Beg't,' plvmoutlii. Sei-!rt.-3raioi-. Josenh E. Po'rter. 1st Tt(r'L Dover. Q. M. Sergt, Gcorgo E. Danforth,' 2 IU boly, iManchester. - lst Lt. Trefllo, Balcho, .Manchester. , 2d Lt ,M. It. May naid, Manchester. ' Co. G, 2d Beg't, "N. II. N.' G' C'apt E! O. Upman, Keenb. lBt Lt John-J. Col ony, iveeno 2d Lt E. M Keycs.-vecno, Brio.-Gen. Dow. Co. C. .IdBefr't V. II. ?f. C.int. W. C. Irenowcth,. Concord, lst Lt Thos. i: IJavis, Concord. 2d Lt Alfrcd L, lronowoth,,Concoid. 1 AMOSKKAO VETEItANS, Major Comdv. Cha.les II. Bartlntt. iHuncucsuii. r l , lJ' ' lstLt. John Gannnn. .Tr.. AiH'h Arnn. cheslor. Cant II. E. Burnham. .Iiiflfrn Atlvnn.iln -U.UlCl'L'SLUr. Cap Wm. L. Morrison. Chap'ain, Suioon, Mauchcsier. Cant Miah B. SiitHv.in Dovor. lst Lt Charlcs Ei Dodeo. Ass't Snr. geon, Mainhosto". Capt Chas. L. Harmon, Paymastor, MaTichesiei. Capt. Mosos Wad'o'r'h Ouai-tormastor. -uiiucncsior. Companv A. Cant. Boni. F. ni.uk. Manchoaior; lst Lieut. SobastLnn Chris- topno, Mancliestor; 2d Lieut. Chaunccy iv. uiumenc, manciiestei'. Company B. Capt. Gco. II. Wilson. Mancliestor; lst Liout. Frank P. K!m- oau, isianciiostcr; 2d Lieut Chas H, Mooro, Nashua. BEsuroyou get tho genuino oflicial mcdal, authorizod by tho committeo. Pkestdent IlAnmsoN, accompanicd by Gov. Pajo, will rido in tho only cai rfago in tno t.and procossion. It will rcquiro 20C3yards of bunilng to dccoatto tho monumont. Piiof. Downs hold two rohoareals of hi8ohorusof ladios on tho aioh ycstor dry. Ono occuu-cd at about 5 in tho af tornoon, and tlio othor a little boforo ciglit in tlio ovening. Twonty-fi vo of tho mom bers aro ros ident3 of North Bennington. iNconneotion with thoaddrcasof Jfnnli Smlth, attho llrst annivorsaiy of tho bat tlo of Bennington, givon olsowhoro in this issuo, with tho pocm also dolivorcd on that occasion, it may bo said thatStoph en Jacob was boni in Shoffiold. srns . Doc. 7, 1755. Noah Smlth was born in Sufflold. Conn., Jaiuary 27, 1750, and dicd in Doc. 1812. TiiKitE will bo no nced of the visitors going hung.-y or thirsty this week, for tho sU'cets aro fairly lincd with rcfrosli nicnt liooths, whcro a bito may bo takcn on tho run. The oflicial modals of tho C'entcnnial, mado by H. Taylof of Philadelphia, in s'.lver and bronze, has proved a popular featuro of tho coiobratlon, and "every- body is woaring thom." Thodesignin- cludes a red, whito and bluo hadge con taining a contincntal flguro in gilt. Pcn dant from tho badgo is tho mcdal, which has on ono sido of it tho Stato coat of arms and au appropriato anniversary in- scnption, whilo on tho other sido is a cut of tho monumcnt, tho datcs 1777-1891 and a dedlcatory inscription. Tho medal is a neat affair, a credit to its nwke and a tasty porsonal decoration. The rcport that t!io Sovonth Begiment ofNowYork was to bo prcsent attho celebration was incorrect. The clearcst, flnest aud best picturo of tho arch, and tho best that will bo on hand, is now for salo in tho Baxneh oflico. It will cost 50 conts and is a good bargain for thatsum. THEtriumphal arch was lighted for tho flrst time Saturday ovoning and mado an insplring sight with its 250 in- candescent HghU against tho dark back ground. Tho Montpelier Military Band played ono sclcction from tho balconics of tho structuro and dolightcd tho on lookers with a number moro nieces in tho public square. Foubteen slceping care wero sido- tracked in, Notrh Bennington Saturday ovening, awaiting orders to proceed to Cambridge Junction, whero thoy wero to bo used by visiting organizalions. Am. thoso who desiro copics of tho largo double number of tho Baxneii which is to bo published Friday would do well to leavo thoir ordors at onco-in order to bo in time. Tho paper is to bo illustratcd and willbo a valuable souve- njr of tho occasion. The annual encampmcnt of tho Ver mont National Guavd on tlio Soldicrs' Ilome grounds is a featuro of the Cen-. tcnnial Celebration. Tho regular routino of duty was observed Saturday. Thq consolidatcd rcport of tho Brig.ido qoro mander is 730 ofiiccrij nnd men prcsent for duty out of 702 monibors. of tho V. N. G. Yestcrday tho First Begiment was inspcctcd by Brig.-Gen. Wm. L. Greenleaf and .Capt. B. W. Hoyt, tho latter of tho 11th U. S. Infantry. TO-DAFS Alt ItlVALS. To-day the railroad jeoplo will havo busy timus in bringing special traihs, . with .visiting troops and organizations, to Bennington. ' First will como thetrain, with the.gov ernor of. Now Hampshiro nnd his escdrt, whioh.. is due-to arrive at 5.10" p.' iii. Tho tram ; witli' Gav. Itussell nnd tho''' jroaBachus(5tt& delegation will arrive a6 Ty in.,n i rri Tlln ii TrnirrifT Trmnliir'- i'r'i train wiU be run in itwo sectiotfs.'thof flrst, being due at 3.:o'clock Wednesd'ay morning and tho.second at 4.80. ' V. ' Then thero. will bo a slight breathing' 'spell boforo tho big rush of travel bf Wednesday will begin. Tho Benning vton and Rutland road.wlll run ita regu lar trains 'asusual. Thero will be threo specials from the Central Vermont, six or soven from the Fitchburg and ono from tho Delpwaro and Hudson. Thero will bosev.oral special cars with pnvate parties. Prosident H. R. Marcv of the Fitcliburg road will como in hfs pnvate car to Bennington on Tuesdar evenmg. Dr. W. Soward Webb will pnvate car to North Bennington, where he will be tho cuest of Gen.JTcCullough. Contractor Wanl nf Rrntin u-l,l?;i. the monument, is cotning in his rivato car from Boston with aparty of 24. Tlie Vermont Vetoran Aajociatlen will also como in a special car. TRC6 Tq TIH5 NAJIIS. Undpr date of Aurora, Neb.. Julv 31. 1891, Judgo W,, L. Stark of tho Probato Court of Hamilton county, that statc. wntes to Judfto Afred Kobinson pf this tOWn as lolfnwB? '7)i .Cf. n.. i gust 10(11 tho flnal coremony of tho monumont wili bo hold.'and of gourso I tako quito an iutercst in tho mattcr, anpt would bo glad to receivo a procrammo and anything elso of intercst rolatiug to the exereisos. .Espocially would I bo pleased to recoivo tho Bennington nows- paper tliat contains an: account of tho samo. In ,my old, .Connecticut bomo, when a boy, npthing interestcU mo moro than grandfathcr's story of Benninfftnn which ho usually ondcd witli tho quota tiou from John Stark, "Live. bo freo doath is not tlio worst of all ovils" and whon in ono of our old Xow Eng'and academics tho words of Epictotus camo to mo "no whose bodv l fi soul is bound is a slavo indecd," I un dorstood why tho men of Vermont, Now Hampshiro and Massachusetts provai'ed at Boiinington. Furthcr tho losson camo tp mo that howovor deflcient I mtrrlif lin tn ai,nfUn n .. .1 ... u. 1UU1.1UUUU jinu sjicrinco lor libcrty, tho fact rcmaincd, that I camo oi no cowaru raco. And if. as it is now nllpirivl fnmtn, merconarles nro abroad i 11 nnr lnn.l n undo tho work of tho Fathors, I oucht to rcsist them with all mv mlrriif .il,i.. tho Amoriean way, at tho ballot box and with proper agitation or elso chanco mv namo and admit thaf t nm n i deed. Any favor you may be pleased to grant will bo very inuok appreciatod. Tho abovo was not writton for publi- cation. but that circnmhhn,r.A ...... dotract at all from its intorest. Col. Olaiike Majoh Faxon.