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NIUIIU If HIT THUMDATa.TIUIOOa), T.RM. OV HUMBUHlPTlOliJ ttH yr, laadvituo. II W I Turn, months.. 81 Maths It Single ooulei,.., o ro.TAa rm-r ID.? IUTKN Or ADVUHflHINai Vs. lnoh,l week, T6 1 One IncS I raonllm$3.00 ftu Inch. I weeks, 1.86 I Oue Inch . months, 4.60 fee-V.urtli eal. 1 yr,80.00 One luoh 1 year, . . 8 .00 Mstiobb iUMrted auder bead of "lluilueu Lo-tils" Uo p.r bus, oh insertion. ULtltanaud Couiiuuqleauoin should b ad. rHHd 0. A, riKKUK. l'.blUlier ami raprl.Mr. Enured at th BMatugtoa P.O.MMwnd-eliwi Batter. tented by Stroblc Clrclei JJOLD this Diagram by the right-hand bottom corner and give it a slight but rapid circular twisting motion, when each circle will separately revolve on its own axis. The inner cogged wheel will be seen to revolve in an opposite direction. 1 ' , , ' ' Protected against Infringement nd solely controlled by The Leadcnhall Press, E.C. N.B. Please place this in your Scrap Book. PEARS' SOAP. Recommended and used by Mrs. Langtry for the complexion. PEARS' SOAP Recommended and used by Mad. Adellna Pattl for tbe complexion. ' PEARS' SOAP. Recommended and used by the late world-loved Henry Ward Beecier. PEARS' SOAP. Makes the hands soft as velvet. Bu0iiu03 Director!). W. B. SHELDON. Attorney and Counsellor at Law, and Solicitor in Chancery. Office and residence 18 West Main Street, Bennington, Vt. 19tf-t)2 I ARRANT SIBLEY & BON, Attorneys and Counsellors at Law. Practicing in all Courts in Vermont, State and Federal. Offices, Court Houso, Bennington, nd North Street, Bennington Center. TAIWAN! SIBLEY, (6-ly) ED. L. SIBLEY C. H. DARLING. ATTORNEY ATLAW. Office over First National bank , 44t' Bennington. Vt, BATCHELDER & BATES. ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW and Solicitor in Chancery. Olllce over First National Bank, Bennington. S6tf i . K. BATCHELDER, E. L. BATES. C. H. MASON. ATTORNEY AT LAW. Adams' Block, Bennington, Vt. 32 D. T. BATES. a ML ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR. 4Syl , Office, River St., Pownal, Vt. ED. T0WNE, PROPRIETOR,- STARK HOUSE, Bennington. Vermont, lltf TERMS, $1.60 PER DAY " F. N. SQUIRE. TnB PUBLIC ARE CORDIALLY INVITED to call and examine my stock of Jewelry, Watches, Clocks, Silver and Plated Ware. Gold Pens and Pencils, Pocket Cutlery, Pianos. Organs and Sheet Music. All tho standard articles and novelties in each of these departments con-ajAntlv on hand at No, 45 Main Street, Bennlng-on, Vermont. 28tf D. GIBSON, Druggist & Apothecary Mi aln street, first door west Baptist Church. Open Sundays from 9 to 10 a. m., and 6 to H. P. PARTRIDGE, II. D, HOMCEOPATHIST. Cancers rcmovod without the knife. 28-1 MRS. M. E. PARTRIDGE, M. D. o FFICE and Residence, 30 Main Street. 29tf H. C. DAY, M, D. fFFICE AT DRUG STORE, V No. 17, Main Street, Benninpton, Vt. Special attention givon to diseases of the heart and lungs. 4if F. S. PRATT, M. D. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. Office hours from 8 to 10 a, m., and 6 to 8 p. m. 14 South Street, 82i 1 DR. CHARLES G. R. JENNINGS. piTYBlCTAN AND SURGEON, f H i Office and residence at the dwelling formerlr occupied by Dr. E. N. 8. Morgan, on South Street. 81 C. A. PIERCE, BOOKSELLER, PRINTER. STATIONER and BLANK BOOK MAKER, Banner Building,) North it,, Bennington, DR. B. C. JENNEY, Dentist, SUCCESSOR TO DR. J. N. SCR ANTON.) O I prepared to perform all operation in Dent- try in a morougn ana wontinaniiKe manner. i-cr-ect satisfaction guaranteed in all caaoi submitted his care, ana at reasonable prices. Gas or Ether administered or extracting teeth when re-ulred. Office opposite Congregational Church Uain St., Bennington. DRS. PIKE & CUTLER, Pr-ntfets. x ROOMS OPPOSITE POST OFFICE, - BENNlNWTuN, VT. All wrk pertaining to the teeth done in a thorough and careful manner No pains will be spared to render perfect satisfaction to patrons in alt cases, both in quality of work and reasonable prices. Teeth extracted without pain by the use i Local Anastbctic. Uos and ether administered when desired. COAL ! COAL t COAL 1 , LIME AND CEMENT AT WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. Depot St., J. U.L01ilN(i A CO., Bennington. BENNINGTON CO. SAVINGS HANK. f Illie Bennington County Having Bank at the 1 Benninirton Count? National Bank. Is ow-n daily for the transaction of bnsitrom from 10 o'clock a. m. to 4 o'clock p. m.t Sundays and Holidays excepted. Interest to depositors strictly in ancordanrt with In laws of tiw State of Vermont. Money ! ttoslted anytime after the ftrvt day of rneh month draws Intercut from the first day of the next succeeding month. IiiH'riwt com juited Janmirv 1st and Jnly 1st, and if not withdrawn will Ite added o principal, and interest thereafter will accrue upon it. Loans solicited upon real estate and undoubted fljrsonal securities. A. B. VALENTINE, President. W. E. HAWKS, Vlre President, J.T. 8HUK1 LKFF, Treasurer, O. W. MA KM AN, flecrrtarv. Trusts as A B. Valentine, Wm.'K. IUwVi G W. 11 arm nn, Win Scott, J.T. blmilhff, I.K. 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Ordwny A Co., Uooton, Albti., for bust medical work puhilatieUr MONTE CRISTO WHISKEY. Rich, Soft, Delicate in Flavor Kipit-siy for Family ana. Bi nd for pilot list. Childs & Co., U3 t 66 T.nth At.., Maw fork City, I pJminfltjni BENNINGTON, , 'J'OIX STIN SON'S "tAllK," 'Tommy,' said Mra. Stinson to her bod early on Monday morning, as tie was oleauing his gun preparatory to a day's ehootinif, 'I wish you would take the horse and wagon aud fetch Mrs. Davis to do the washing today, It's Thanks-L'lvinir week, and thpre s more to do be fore Thursday than Mabel and I oan yet though with. Tom was always ready to oblige his mother; and, bonide, ho knew that he oould get back with Mrs. Davis before the other boys of hla party would be readv to set out. 80 ho went cheerfully out to do as he was requested, and a few minutes later was driving in tne direc tion of Mrs. Davis cottage, which was In the somewhat unpopular locality known aa the 'haok road.' Yes.' said Mrs. Davis, 'I'll be ready In Ave minutes.' And that longth of time had scarcely passed when she came out, hooded and shawled for her ride iu the oool November morning. 'You have a good pile of wood,' ro- marked Tom, us he drove toward home Yes,' remarked tho widow, ! guess there's pretty nigh enough to last me all winter, I had it of Mr, Brown, who owns the bin wood lot uu to the North End, I nursed his wife through her sickness last summer and he paid me In wood. I wish 'twas fitted for the stove. I tried to get Pete Wilkins to saw and unlit it. and I am afraid the snow will oome before I get it done. It will be bud for me if it does.' Tommy did not reply, but soemed to be thinking deeply for a few moments, gazing straight before him, aa if trying to sieht some obiect between old Gray's ears: then he suddenly urged the ani mal to his best speed, unmindful of the fact that the motion of tho vehicle over the frozen road was giving Mrs. Davis somewhat violent exercise. 'They'll have ftcot steeds who follow, Quoto young Loohinvar," rang out a boyish voice from the road side. And old Gray was pulled up so suddenly as to nearly throw the good woman from her seat. 'Hello, Will Harris,' exclaimed Tom, looking back over his shoulder, 'Come up to our house; I want to see you. And a lew minutes later lie arew up at home. Springing to the ground, he help- ed Mrs. Davis down as kindly as he would have helped bis mother, led the horse away to the stable, and coming out, held a brief conversation with his father in the yard. When Will Harris came Tom confid ed to him his pinna for the day's sport, At lirat Will demurred but Tom was an acknowledged leader and carried the day, as usual. bring your brotner ueorge anu unar- lie Lewis,' said Tom, as they separated, and I will see the Grant boys, that 11 make six.' Where is mother ?' said Tom, a little later, as be entered the kitchen, where Mrs. Davis was busy at the wash tub and his sister Mabel has just completed the washing of the breakfast diahes. Here, my eon, answered a pleasant voice from the dining room. Put me ud a lunch, please mother: I'm off for all day,' said Tom. Where are you going I asked bis sis ter Mabel, Oh. he replied . 'I and Bome of the other boys have organized ourselves into a Secret Society of Pleasure seekers S. S. P. S., quite an array of see and we are going off for a 'lark.' 'A lark ?' cried his little brother, scrambling up from the floor, where be had been playing with his pet kitten. 'Won't you bring me one, Tommy ?' 'Yes, laughed Tom; "it 1 eaten one.' 'You mav eet caught yourself,' said his sister, a little nettled by his boyish banter. Don't be alarmed, I m in no danger ' he replied, passing into the dining room where his mother was filling bis basket at the sideboard. ' 'You are not going far away lommyi" she asked, a little anxiously. 'No mother, only over on the back road to have some fun with the natives.' The back road 1 exclaimed his sister, who had followed him with the plates she was now arranging upon the table; that is not a very nice place to go." 'No.' said Tom; 'but it can't be wholly bad while MrB. Davis lives there. But' glancing out of the window, 'here are the boys. Thanks mother,' taking the basket lrom uer nanus. Mrs. Strason followed him luto me hall, and laid he hand on his arm, with a look of inquiry in her eyes, 'Why mother,' ne earn, -you roauy look anxious; but a fellow can never keep a secret from you,' and he whisper ed a few words in ber ear, addmg, Father knows. And as the troubled expression gave place to one of glad sat isfaction ne openeu me aoor uau epruug down the steps to join his waiting friends both of whom were furnished with lunch baskets and axeB. Wait a minute,' said Tom, disappear ing into the woodhouse to come out immediately bringing a Baw; and the three walked quickly along the road over which Tom had driven earlier in the mornine. A little farther on they were joined bv Charlie Lewis and the two Harris boys, and all continued their oourae in the direction of Mrs. Davis'8 cottage. Arrived there, it was the work of a few minutes to improvise sawhorses for the occasion, and then six pairs of strong young hands fell vigorously to work upon tne wiaow s wooa pue. 1 ( muta otinrt. wnrlr ' aava the nld adaue: and the sun was scarcely past the meridian when the last stick was Bplit and the whole was ready to be piled into a little shed, which seemed hardly large enough to hold it, 'Now,' said Tom as they sat on the ground, enjoying the oontentg of their lunch baskets, 'four of us can put that wood into the shed and I propose that the other two go down the road to Wil-kinB' and borrow his horse and cart.and drive down to the mill after a load of edging for kindling. It is not far. Pete will let us nave nia team iur quonej that'll be only a nickel apiece for us and they are giving away the waste at the mill to auy oue who will take it.' Thn motion was carried unanimously. Ueorge Harris and Fred Grant being de- tailed for cart uuty, as win narrn saiu. The wood was oiled Into the ahed and the boys were growing impatient, when their companions returnea who weir load. Now hurry and take tne team uome said Will, 'for it is almost sunset.' The additional fuel nueo up neany an the spare space in the little sbed, and the hva set out for home in good spirits, satisfied with their day's work. 'There's father bringing bome Mrs. Davis: mother never lets her walk,' said Tom, as they heard the. rumble of ap proaching wheels, ana a lew minutes later they bowed to the widow as she passed, for they all respected the lonely woman who, having no claim upon anyone, was yet a friend and helper to all, 'Why P she exclaimed as Mr. Stinson set her down at her door, 'where is my wood? Some one has been here!" and hastening to the wood shed she threw open the door and Blood for a moment aa though paralyzed. Then 'It is all here, she cried. "IiOok Mr. ounson sawed and split, and kindling from the mill, too. Who could have done it?' Then she added, -l Know 11 was tne boys. That is what they had been doing with the eawa ana axes, now gooa thpv are I Dices their dear, kind heartsl' And sitting down on the low dooten, she bowed her fnco in her nanus, while her f rnme Bhook with subs of grateful emotion. For a woman to say she docs not use Procter & Gamble's Lenox Soap, is to admit she is "behind the times." . Nobody uses ordinary soap now they can get " Lenox." VT., THURSDAY, Humph, crying I' laid Tom Stinson when his fathor, overtaking them, told them what had passed at the oottage, 'Now boys, we have made the widow cry; let's sue if we oan'tmuke her laugh. Let's get our mother's to pack a basket for us to take to her the night before Thanksgiving.' ' Thn auggeulion met with general favor among the boys, and the mothers were quite willing to (111 the proposed basket, for to all of them Mrs. Davis had been a kind and helpful prnaenoe In aiok nesa or sorrow, and in' more than one borne were dear ones who owed life to her tender and patient oare, which had won them back to health from what had seemed the shadow of death. And Tom Stinson remejibeted ah, could he ever forget ? the long nights she had watched with him, when two years before he had been stricken down with diphtheria; and the low and fervent prayer breathed In his room, when she thought he was. sleeping prayer that his life might be, ipared and that he might become a good and useful man. IIow surely the Influence of that fiHtillon was leading him np to such a ife was known only to him who hears and answers prayer. Two days later, juat as the twilight was deepening into shadow, the boys again made their way to the widow's cottage, this time bearing by turns a large and well filled basket, 'Good evening, Mrs. Davis,' said Tom removing his hat, as ne opened tne door, 'We have called to apologize for the lib erty we took with your wood last Monday and to ask you to accept tho contents of this basket which our mothers haye sent.' 'Apologize P exclaimed the surprised woman. 'Liberty, indeed I Why, you dear, good boys, how can I thank you for your kindness ? And now for this basket ?' Tears choked ber utterance, and the boys turned away. 'It's no use,' said Tom, in a shaky voice as she shut the door, 'We can't make her laugh, She will cry, do what we may, Gome, let us go round by the cove and see what the skating is going to be for tomorrow,' WIDGEON'S BAD BREAK. When Mr. Widgeon came home last evening the first thing he said to hla es teemed wife was : 'Mary. I have joined the Knights of Labor.' She glared at him with an expression that set his teeth on edge as she cried: 'A Knight of Labor, eh?. You'll make a sweet old Knight of Labor!' 'Why, Mary, its a noble organization, and-' Yts. I know it is, and now I suppose you II be a walking delegate, or chairman of the committee on boycotting, while I am hustling around in the back yard trying to rake up enough wood to make a Are! I know you, Widgeon; iu my mind's eye I see you addressing a large and very enthusiastic audience, and telling yourbretbren in toil to shake off the giant grasp of monopoly that ib crushing the life-blood from them; but you don't tell them how your wife is down in the cellar wrestling with a bar rel of apples, or trying to plug up a noie in the stove-pipe with a piece of carpet. I can imagine you filling the air with eloquence about the horny-hand of the workingman. and an injury to all being the concern of one; but I can't fancy you nailing a few shingles on the roof to keep the water from soaking tne nour barrels. I want you to understand John Henry, that you have joined enough Orders alreadv: vou are High Key bear er of the Knights of Gambrinus, Past Grand Chieftain of the Royal Order of Free Lunch Hunters, Supreme Chancellor the Ancient Order of Dog Catchera, and I don't know what else. I have seen you carrying banners and drilling and attending conventions until my soul is weary; and unless you stay at bome and act as Right Worthy Grand Coal Carrier and Wood Sawyer, you will begin to think you are married to an equinoctial cyclone, Just drop that book of oonBtitution and by-laws and trot down to the butcher 8 for a tew ribs, or mere will be a dozen lodges in mourning to morrow, and somebody else will be Grand Key-bearer,' And Mr. Widgeon smiled in a nussy voice and obeyed. A LEAP. There are times when with bowed heads and bushed voices wo recall the words, "Be et ill and know that I am God," Such a time has come to the Old First Church. Upon the earth side how dark it it! A broken household; a stricken church; hearts often bereaved, ach ing with a new sorrow; trembling lips asking one and another, "what shall we do? but there is another side, "Thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory, through our Lord Jesus Christ." We bave bad a beautiful summer, it is true there has been extreme beat, but frequent showers have kept vegetation as fresh as in Spring time, foliage ae luxuriant. Several weeks ago we noticed the approach of autumn, Golden rod threw out its banner along the high way; upon the mountain side an occa sional brightleaf whispered its prophecy, of the gorgeous beauty which will soon cover them. Our beloved Pastor bad reached his Autumn, but the long, beautiful Summer of his life had ripened and mellowed so gently, that even the lambs of bis flock did not realize that it was past. His smile was bo full of sunshine, his words so replete with cheerful hope. Thirty-four years of ministry have left an impress upon very many lives and hearts, his work is not ended though he is absent from us. The example of his earnest life, bis loving counsel, his tender, unfailing sympathy and faithful prayers, will linger like a benediction through ooming years. Faith looks beyond the Borrows and partings here to the life eternal, but can faintly realize the "joys which eye has not seen or ear heard," We cannot pierce the vail but we know there bave been joyful meetings and glad welcomes; an abundant entrance into the kingdom. We know that for him there is fullness of joy, for "they that be wiso, shall shine aa the brlghtnesa of the firruanent; and they that turn many to righteousness, as the 6tars forever and ever." We do not linger beside bia grave, he is not there, "the mortal has put on immortality, death ie swallowed up in victory.", The Comforter is oome and the promised graoe to Bay "Thy will be done on earth, as it is in Heaven." I bring this single loaf, fragrant with grateful affection, and place it reverently with larger offoringB upon the altar of bia memory. K, J. H. A Suggestion. A Dallas lady wrb giving her daughter Instructions in et) quette, and how to acquire a husband. 'If a gentleman enters the room etiquette demands that you arise from vour seat, and advance a few steps to "meet hira with a bright, sunny smile.' 'But suppose that no gentleman ever comes into the room ?' 'Then of course you don't ohange your position; vou remain juat as you are.' Editor'a Drawer, In llarper'e Magazine for September. It would pay fruit and vegetable growers occasionally to visit our great oity markets, and note the extra price which consumers are willing to pay for choice seloctiona.ciirefully gathered and packed. SEPTEMBER 1, lC'iHLV VKUJtONT IIINTOHV, Paper by Judire Friable on the llald-linmid Keuiiiliitlon.-W. ICIIiau Allen a Traitor t In my threescore and ten years I never knew the patriotism or honesty of Ethan Allen called in question, until I raw a communication in the Itulland Herald of July 80, from Prof, J. D, Butler, a native of Rutland, now of Madi son, Wisconsin, In that communica tion Prof, Butler culles attention to arti cles recently published In the Magazine ol American History at New York, and In a Pennsylvania magazine, published at Philadelphia, if I mistake not, both of which I am told have an extensive circulation, The quotations from those artloles by Prof, Butler are, as the Her ald well says, 'tantallzingly brief.' but they are long enough to show tha', the writers have called in question the pa triotism, nonor and integrity of Ethan Allen and other early Vermont patriots, I shall refer to Prof, Butler's commun ication as I proceed. The early history of Vermont Is very full. Perhaps the early history of no State In the Union is more, if as much so, Home of the writers, an the Aliens, Ethan and Ira, and Dr. Williams, were of the early settlers, and the Alien especially were actively engaged in moBt of the stirring scenes of those early days in the history of the . State. Zadook Thompson published his history of Vermont in 1842, He had been preparing it for fifteen years prior to Its publics tion, and brought out an elaborate and well authenticated work, Mr, Thompson lived at a time when many of the first settlerB of the State were living and in full possession of their faculties, and from whom be gained much of the material for his work. Hiland Hall published his early history of Vermont in 1868. It is a volume of 521 pages and embraces the history of the Slate from its discovery to the admission of Vermont into the union in 1791. And we have the collections of the Vermont Historical society entitled the Governor and Council, carefully edited by E. P, Walton, It appears Insight volumes, published at the expense of the State. It is not In a narrative form, but iu exhaustive of Vermont history from the beginning of that history down to Ibdti, when the senate took the place of the council in the legislature. Ethan Allen came to Vermont, then the New Hampshire Grants, in 1769,and it vfill be conceded that he was a large factor in the history of the Stats from hia advent to his death In 1789, a period of twenty years, and if in our voluminous and well authenticated history of that period there is one word that indi cates the traitor in Ethan Allen I never found it, His biographers all substantially agree in the character of tbe man. The following is copied from Gov. Hall's worn: 'Allen, like other men, was not free from defects of character.but his merits greatly predominated. Rev. Zadock Thompson, in a well-considered lecture, justly sums up his character as follows: Tbe conspicuous and commendable traits on which bis fame rests were his unwavering patriotism, his love of free dom, hia wisdom, boldness, courage, energy, perseverence, his aptitude to com maud, bis ability to inspire those under him with respect and confidence, his high sense of honor, probity and justice, bis generosity and kiudness and sympathy in the afflictions and sufferings of others. Opposed to the good qualities were his self sufficiency, his personal vanity, his occasional rashness, and his sometimes harsh and vulgar language.' uov. Hall also quotes from sparks olography of Allen, published in tbe hrst volume of American Biography: His character was strongly marked both by its excellencies and defects, and it may be safely said that tbe latter were more attributable to circumstances be yond his control, than to any obliquity of his mind or heart. The want of early education, and the habits acquired by ma pursuits in a rude ana uncultivated state of society, were obstacles to his at tainment of some of the higher and better qualities, which were not to be oyer come, yet, he saya: "there is much to admire in the character of Ethan Allen. He was brave, generous and frank, true to his friends, true to his country, consistent and unyielding in his purpoeea, seeking at all times to promote the best intercuts of mankind, a lover of social harmony and a determined foe to artifice and injustice and the encroachment of power. Few have suffered more in the cause of freedom, and few have borne their sufferings with a firmer con stancy or loftier spirit.' Perhaps here 1 ought to stop. It looks to me like a weakness to go into a la bored argument to prove that titlian Allen was always a true patriot and never a traitor, when our history shows it beyond a peradventure, and when to my knowledge it was never questioned until those magazine articles appeared within the last year. We may be justified in refuting the charges in those ar ticles, when by so doing we thereby make ourselves more familiar with our own history and encourage the more careful reading and study of it by others. If the writers of those magazine articles had been familiar with Vermont history, and been honest, the articles would never have been written. Vermouters, as thev reasonably may be, are very sensitive of the fame of their early heroes and statesmen. It is but a few years since a writer in anoth er State, whose name has escaped me and I was about to say am glad I have forgotten it undertook to prove that Benedict Arnold, at the head of Massa chusetts and Connecticut troops, took Ticondoroga. This produced a sensa tion at the time. Allen had then been in his grave three-quarters of a century and more, and it had been supposed that all conceded that Ticon doroga was taken by Ethan Allen and tbe Ureen Mountain lioys. Uov. Hall was then living, in possession of his faculties and gave several publio addresses in refutation of this claim of Arnold's friend. L. E. Chittenden, at a meetine of the Vermont Historical society held at Ticonderoga on tbe one hundredth anniversary of the capture of that for tress, delivered an able address, leaving the matter of the capture by Allen as conclusive as evidence could make it. And now, when Allen is accused of being a traitor, Vermonters may be justi tiod in refuting tbe charge, though his torical evidence Is overwhelmingly to tne contrary. Ethan Allen, as before appears, came to Vermont then the New Hamshire Grants in 1769. He entered at once into tho controversy then pending between the settlers on the Grants and New York. Tbe 'Yorkers' claimed to own the lands which the settlers bad purchased under grants from the royal governor of New Hnmpahire; had set tled upon them and begun improvements. These claims were resisted by the Green Mountain boys, and Ethan Allen became their leader in the contro versv. which waa waged with unremit ting bitterness and determination until the breaking out of the Revolutionary war in 1775. Very many exciting and intereafiug events and incidents occurred in the time, but they are ao familiar to most readera that wn may in the main pass them over in this paper. In 1771 the New York claimauts brought suits in ejectment at Albany to recover possession 01 tne tanas tney claimed on the Grants. They obtained judgments, of course. The Bennington people iu town mooting voicu to ucienu their possessions uy luroe, 11 neeu ne. 'And now,' says Gov, Ball, came on the trial at Bennington which was to determine the strength of the New York laws and I he fnl of the setlh rs. Hheritf Ten l'.yck mode n general nummnn of the citiaens of Albany, and when he left thnt city for Bennington on the morning of the Hth day of July, 1771, he found himself at the head of three hundred variously armed men the mayor, several alderman and tour counsellors at law. 'The settlers had received notice of the approach of the sheriff and hia posse and prepared themwlves for their recep Jmtttttt 1887. tion,' The resistenoe or the sheriff and his posse was successful, but I must omit the very Inlereetlng details of the de-fenoe, It waa planned and executed under the leadership of Ethan Allen, and its success, in the opinion of Gov. Hall, oould not have been asaurod without Al len. This was a turnlmr Dolnt In the York trouble, They then made their biggest effort and failed. Other effort! of the kind wero being continually made for years afterwards, but none afterwards with bo lurge a force, and the beech seal now and then to the naked back of the offender teemed to afford a sufficient warning to tbe Yorkera to keep away, A military organization was formed aa early aathe latter part of the year mi, witn Titian Allen at Ite bead with the title of oolonel, and Seth Warner, Remember Baker, Robert Cockran, and aome others as captains. It waa made tbe duties of all officers ami soldiers of this company, wherever thev were lo oated ooithe Grants, to keep an eye on the Yorkera or to report whenever the servioea of the military were required. The military organization took the name of the Green Mountain boys, and it waa tins same military organization which took Ticonderoga demanded by Allen 'in the name of the great Jehovah and the Continental Congress.' All know as much about that memorable exploit as I can tell them, ao I pass on. Let it be borne In mind, however, that Allen from his advent to the Grants to tbe time of the oapture of the fortress was intensely devoted to the interests of tbe Grants, and rendered important services witn nia pen as well aa with bis sword, and was constantly in consultation with the leaders and others in devising means to avert tne calamity which was imminentthe loss of their possessions, in tne ran or ivvo Allen headed an expedition to Canada, waa taken nrison er at Montreal and Bent in irons to Eng land, nere ne waa kept a prisoner un til May, 1778, about two years and a half, when he was exchanged and came lo ne, a good deal broken in health by reason of his confinement and ill usage during nis imprisonment. In Allen's absenoe in bis imprison ment tbe people of the Grants had set up an Independent State, formed a con stitution and got the wheels of govern ment in motion. Allen at once, after bis return, went at bis accustomed work in support of the State. Aa he arrived in Bennington he found the people of mat piace and vicinity under great ex citement over the 'inimical' conduct of one David Redding, who waa charged with being a tory and a spy. Allen, by virtue of an appointment by. the State government, acted as state s attorney in tne prosecution 01 him con vlcted and Redding was executed. Congress, soon after his return from his captivity, granted Allen a brevet lieutenant colonel s commission bv reso lution 'in reward of his fortitude, firmness and zeal in the cause of his coun try, manifested in his loner and cruel captivity, aa well as on former occasions' and Gov, Hall Bays his State soon after made mm a brigadier general, and adds that he rendered efficient and impor tant service to the State both in military and civil capacity.' He did. and it was a continual eervice from the time he came into the State until his death, a period of 20 years. In the year 1779, the lories and Yorkers made quite a demonstration in that part of the county of Cumberland, now known as Windham county: it was in the vicinity of Brattleboro, The Yorkers at that time had quite a military force there, and Goy. Clinton of New lork directed that force to resist anv and every act under the government of Vermont, and if they bad not force enough to call on Albany county for more and it should be forthcoming; upon this the Vermont government saw that a crisis was approaching, Says Gov. Hall: 'A session of the supreme court was about to be holden at Westminster in that county, and early in May the governor and council issued an order to General Allen, commander of the military of the State, to engage oue nunoreo enecuve men In the county of Bennington and march them to West-mister to assist the Bheriff of Cumber land county to execute such orders as he had or might have from the civil au thority of the State of Vemont, The court sec on the 26th of May. Allen and his men were there and adding to his force a detachment of that county under Col. Fletcher, they succeeded in arresting thirty or forty for whom warrants bad been issued, among whom were most of the leading Yorkers of the county, including tbe colonel. Iienten- ant-colonel, major, and several captains of a New York regiment. They were brought before the court at Westminster, tried, convicted, and fined from two to forty poundB, according to their supposeu miiuence. ine governor further says, 'the prompt action of Allen in making the arrests, and his boastful and threatening language had the intended effeot to increase the terror and alarm of the 'Yorkers,' and Cumberland county was very soon cleared of the fork military, aud very little resistance was made to Vermont authorities in that county afterwards.' We have time to mention only instances of the more important servicas of General Allen, We now come to that period when negotiations were had between the government of Vermont and tbe Canadian authorities.usually spoken of as the Haldibrand correspondence, which commenced in 1780 and ended soon after the defeat of Cornwallis in October, 1781. I have always regarded this as the most critical period in the history of Vermont. I am aware that the general reader does not get that imnression. or does not seem to get it, He would be more likely to fix it in 1777, when Bur-goyne made his invasion and got as far as Saratoga, nut let us look at the sit uation at tne onierent times that we may compare. In 1777 there was a northern arniv. The Green Mountain boys were an im portant factor in that army, but it then had the military of the New England States and New York combined, with such leaders as Gates, Stark and Warner, and ao organized and working in harmony. Burgoyne was defeated and ingloriously made his way back to Can ada. Prior to 1779 tbe British had in the main confined their offensive operations at the north, but soon after the Southern States became the principal theatre of war. Toward the close of 1779 Gen. Clinton sailed from New York with ten thousand men, and on the first of April, 1780, commenced erecting batteries for tbe reduction of Charleston. Cornwallis took command of the British forces at tbe Bouth in June following, and the text year, 1791, almost the entire military force, both British and American, except a Canada force which will hereafter be mentioned, had been withdrawn from the north for the impending decisive conflict at the south, During these latter years of the revolutionary war, the so-called Haidimand correspondence occurred. The British government bad a military force in Crnada under Gener al Haidimand of ten thousand men, larger in numbers, some historians say, than the force with which Burgoyne made bia memorable invasion in 1777. In the fall of I18O an invasion waa made by a portion of Haldimand's force utider Major Carlton, This'party of the invasion consisted of a thousand regular troops, with loyalists or tories, and Indians. They came down to the lako.fol-lowed down and took Fort Ann which bad a garrmon of only fifty men. They also captured Fort George, and demol ished both forts and destroyed much property. A detachment from Carllon'a force, niiwlly Indians under one Morton, a British lieutenant, moved from the lake up Onion river, killed two or three persons and captured about thirty prisoners, whom they took to (Junada. Ihe militia of Vermont were called out and ordered to rendezvous under the command of General Ethan Allen at Caslleton. Here begins what we have alwut the Haidimand correspondence, and which NUMBER 32 Is mainly abstracted from Gov. Haifa work. The British ministry were aware of the position of Vermont towards New York, and were desirous of profiting- bv it. As early aa March, 1770, Lord Ger main nad written Ueneral Haidimand lo give encouragement to tbe Vermont-ors. Similar directions bad been subsequently repeated and Haidimand had re. solved to try Ihe effeot of a conciliatory policy. There were then a good many Vermonters in Canada as prisoners.some 01 mem oiuoers or Uui, Warner 1 regl ment, aud their friends were constantly Importuning Gov, Chittenden to effect llieir release If possible. He accordingly, by the advice of council, on the 27th day of September, 1780, wrote General Haidimand, proposing a cartel for tbe exohange of prisonera. General Haldi man replied acoordlng to the proposal, which letter Maj, Carlton enclosed with one from himself, sent to Gen. Allen under a flag, Maj. Carlton in his letter in formed Gen. Allen that he bad author. ized the bearer of it, Capt. Sherwood, to treat witn mm or tueir governor on tbe subject, and proposal a cessation of hostilities during tbe continuance of the negotiation, To this proposal Allen as sented, Insisting, however, that the frontiers of northern New York as well as the frontiers of Vermont should be included in the armistice. This was re aisted by the British representee but finally acceded to. Allen laid the pa pers, correspondence, etc, before the general Assembly of Vermont then in session, and bia action in the matter waa approved, and further advised tbe Governor to appoint and empower some suuaoie person or persons to further negotiate the settlement of a cartel with Major Carlton. Agreeable to Gen.Halde-mau's .proposal, Ira Allen and Major Joseph Fay were appointed commissioners for that purpose, and it was resolved by the general assembly that the -captain general be and hereby is requested to discharge tbe malitia and volunterB raiBed for the defence of the northern frontier,' Thereupon they were released until further orders by General Allen; went to their homes and at work upon their lands. Immediately a hue and ory was raised, mainly in New York, in which it was said that the northern frontier was left exposed to the incursions of the enemy and hurled their an athemas at Ethan Allen, not aDnsrentlv knowing or caring that the general assembly of Vermont bad directed it, and not realizing either that a cessation of hostilities waa the only salvation for Vermont or for the New York frontiers. It was in my judgment a master ntml of policy on the part of Allen and Gov. uuutenaen, and was the initial of negotiations which followed and which had the effect to postpone an attack from the British forces in Canada against which the forces of Vermont and New York could not have withstood. As before appears, Col. Ira Allen, a orotner of Mhan, and Major Fay were appointed commissioners on the part of Vermont to negotiate and sgree with commissioners to be appointed on the part of the Oanadian authorities on cartel for the exchanee of Drisorers. They were months in this nen-otiation They were to meet the British commissioners in Canada in December, 1780, iney started tor that purpose, but the snow and ice and bad roads prevented their reaching the appointed place of uieeunK. ine arm slice waa continued and another time appointed; several ap- pumiments were made and each time it was agreed that there should be a forth. er cessation of hostilities. I must cut short the detail; Bufflce it to say that the armistice, agreed upon by Allen and Haidimand, was kept on foot by postponements until the news of Cornwallis' defeat at Yorktown in October, 1781, reached this section when the British forces which had been lying quietly for months at Ticonderoga, Crown Point and other places on Lake Champlain in 'glorious inactivity' roused up, unfurled their sails and left for Canada. With this negotiation General Allen bad little to do after tbe armistice was agreed upon, yet he waa undoubtedly in tbe secret and often in consultation with tne commissioners and Governor Chittenden in relation to the matter. We cannot well leave this matter of negotiation the Haidimand eorresrjond- ence without bringing out-its charac ter, nere is where tbe traitor comes in, if it comes at all. Prof. Butler in the Herald savs: 'The article to which I referred in the Magazine of American History treated of Ira Alien s mission to Oanada in 1781. Sherwood, the British negotiator, was led to believe that the Aliens as well as Governor Chittenden would do their utmost for a reunion of Vermont to the British empire,' and that 'Ottawa papers show that Gov. Chittenden in the legislature, broached the subject of a return to British allegiance.' It is not true that Gov. Chittenden ever broached thai subject to the legislature, and denial is all we need here. The legislative proceedings were fully reported, in which nothing of the kind appears, and history informs us that the matter of that negotiation was only known in the time of it to a few leading members of the State gov ernment and friends who could be trusted. It was not brought before the legislature at all. But it is claimed that in this negotia tion Haidimand and his commissioners were misled and deceived by the Vermonters who were a party to it, and it being historical truth, we should con cede the fact and decide for ourselves whether the deception under the facts and circumstances was a 'policy in war' mat was jusuname. ira Allen returned home from Canada after the business of bis commission was completed in June, 1781, made report to Gov. Chittenden and his advisers, and that they might all snare in tne dangers and responsibility of the affair, be took from them a certificate in writing as follows: . Here follows tbe certificate recently published in this paper, in which the true object of Ira Allen's mission was stated by Gov. Chittendon and seven others; also Gov. Hall's statement as to the character of these men. Judge Frisbie then continued: Ethau Allen and those fathers of our State were human, but if ever men in war were justified in resorting to such a stratagem, they were. Six hundred thousand acres of Vermont land were claimed by Yorkers who had a New York title. This dispute had been referred to congress, Vermont could not be heard in that body. New York had her ablest men there, who were con stantly pushing matters against Vermont. A British invasion would im peril all their rights and property, in deed would put the property Vermont then had in jeopardy. The theatre of the Revolutionary war had been transferred to the south, and Vermont. which was then neither recognized by congress or any of the surrounding States, was left to guard the frontiers as best she could; she was even depended upon to keep closed 'the gateway of tbe continent' Lake Cbsmplain. And under all the circumstances, which perhaps for one paper have been needlessly profuse. we join with Uov. llail and say they were justified in the strategy they used. It appears from the certificate above copied that the copies of the two letters from Beverly Robinson to Ethan Allen, and a copv of Ethan Allen's letter to congress, went into the hands of Col. Ira Allen. A hiBtory of that correspondence perhaps should not be omitted. In the spring of 17t0. Allen received a letter from Beverly ltobinsoii, a New York tory, dated at" New York, March 30, 1780, delivered to him iu the streets of Arlington, by a soldier. Allen opened and read it, and told the soldier he might retire, he would consider it. It conlnined an invitation to him (Allen! 0 ssiFt in tho cnnie of drear. Rrilnin. lie ahowed the letter to Gov, Chitten den in a few minutes after he received it and some confidential friends and all agreed that the letter should not be answered. EoliiiiBon.Rupposing Allen had not received the letter, wrote again; his second letter was dated February 8,1781. This letter contained the same proposition, and there waa added the promise oTgreat rewards If he joined the British In tbe Btruggle, The letter was not answered and both letters went into the archive of the Vermont State government, Allen at this time was luboring with bis pen in the intercuts of the uew State, frequently writing congress or some of ltd members upon the subject of the admission of Vermont into the Union, The New York controversy hod been transferred to oongruss. Ho could not now use the beech seal and mutters had assumed a position that Allen, like a oaged lion, became a subject to be tormented with auoh offuri as came from the tory Robinson, Alleu oonoeived the Idea of sending those letters of Robinson's to congress, which he did, enclosing them In a letter of his own, dated March 0, 1871, I had intended to copy the entire letter of Allen's to congress, but must omit the moat of It, twill slmjily copy the last paragruph, I'l'liia also is omitted, because recently published in this paper, J Aa before indicated, Allen bad his faults, but the traitor waa not oue of them, and in my judgment it may well be questioned, as it has been with wlHer men than myself, Gov. Hall for one, whether Vermont would have become one of ihe Slates of this Union without tbe servlcei of Ethan Allen. Of course speculation aito what would or would not have been, amounts to little now. This uaner is alreadv too lomr. Per haps the time I have occupied should have been given to the direct refutation of those charges In the magazine articles referred to by Prof. Butler. But I haye felt from the first that in the light of history they were an absurdity, A law. yer, or any sensible man not a lawyer, would not take the 'Ottawa papers sa proof that Gov. Chittenden broached the subieot to the Vermont legislature of a return to British allegiance. The governor's messages and all legislative acta were matters of record; no such record appears. Tbe Ottawa papers were partisan, and would not be receiv ed as evidence. The 'three-paged letter' said to have been written by Ethan Al ien, in wnich 11 is stated that 'leading Vermonters were not attached to a re- publican government,' has no founda tion aa a matter of evidence, and is in the highest degree improbable, as also the intimation that the governor and oouncil of Vermont wrote the Bishop of Canterbury in 1790, 'expressing their hope to unite with Canada under one common head and again enjoy the rights of English born subjects.' I inteuded to close with a Quotation from an article written not manv vears ago in relation to the early history of Vermont. I bave forgotten the name of the author and cannot fiBd the article. but his closing words made such an im pression on my mind that 1 can give the Bubstance without much deviation: The settlement of Vermont commenc ed at Bennington about 1761. From the time the settlement began until the ad mission of Vermont into tbe Union in 1791, a period of thirty years, there was a continuous struggle between Vermont and parties outside, involving titles to lands which the settlers had bought and paid for, the right of self government aa an independenrState.numerous disputes continually ariBing tberetrom, which kept the State constantly in a broil with ner oeignnors and with congress. In the meantime she performed valuable military service, which contributed largely to tbe success of tbe war for in dependence, and at the same time she advanced in settlement and civilization as rapidly, perhaps, as any of the States in tha Union, This struggle in some of its features, as in its military achievements, its persistence, its success under difficulties, is without a parallel in the history of the world. Yet we find that success was due to bravery, ardent patriotism, wise statesmanship, a remarkable skill in management, and right on the side of the Green Mountain Boys. The final result was an admission of Vermont into the Union of States, and the sore controversies, so long in existence ended. All soon became satisfied. Any other result, such as an overthrow of her separate government and also loss of her lands, would have remained a blemish upon popular government, and Christendom would never have become satisfied with it. DOCTOR YOURSELF and save money, and perhaps your life. Send three 2 cent stamps to pay postage to A. P. Ordway & Co.. Boston, Mass., and receive a copy of Dr. Kaufmann's great Medical Work, 100 pages, elegant colored plates. THERE'S NO PlACE LIKE HOME. 'Where shall we go this summer, my dear?' asked Mrs. Flyaway. 'Well, let's see.' replied her husband, 'last winter we got malaria in Florida.' 'Yes.and the alligators gotyour pointer dog.' 'And the preceding summer we got the rheumatism in the mountains ?' 'We did, and the bears got my little eye terrier.' 'And the Bummer before we went to the seashore and got bled by the inous-quitoes and the landlord ?' Yes.' "And the summer before that we went into the country and the children were laid up all summer with ivy poison?' '1 remember.' Well, if I felt as strong as I used to, I'd like first-rate to take a vacation this summer, but I'm feeling kind of weak and listless, and I'm afraid I couldn't stand it, Let's stay at bome and rest this summer.' For Scrofula, Impoverished Blood aud General Debility. Scott's Emnlsion of Pure Cod Liver Oil, with Hypophosphites, has no equal in the whole realm of Medicine. Bead the following; "I gave one bottle of Scott's Emulsion to my child for Scrofula, and tlieeflect waa marvelous." O. F. Gray, M. D., White Hall, Ind. ABLE BODIED CHICAGO LIARS, Said Col. Phil Hayne yesterday : 'The hottest day in the history of Chicago was July 4, 1837. At noon that day the thermometer registered 123 in the shade. The lake stewed and steamed like a tea kettle and fish floated ashore already boiled and cream gravy on tnem, 'June 88, 1842, was the hottest day I ever knew of,' said Long John Went- worth. '1 waa living on a farm then the Cooley farm, near where Kinsley's restaurant now stands. It was so hot we had to hang the thermometer in tbe well and keep fanning it to keep it from bursting.' 'On Aug. 6, 1846,' said Amos Tucker, 'we caught a blazer. Along about .sunset I went out to the barnyard to see how the afrw-b: waa gplting along. Wo had twelve tine hogs just ready for the market. Well, when I got to the barnyard all I could find of them hogs was twelve buckets of leaf lard.' 'The hottest dav I ever knew of was July 15, 1852,' said Jonathan Young Scammon, 'I remember the axact date because on the morning of that day our hens all laid hard boiled eggs,' Chicago News. Absolutely Pure. Thiwpo-(WnrprTarioa. 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