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ty* kttslrargjj •tntmel VOL. 29, NO. 6. PLATTSBURGH, N. Y., FRIDAY, JULY 6, 1883. WHOLE NO. 1463. Pittsburgh Sentinel m~Xntend as aecond-cUua matter at the Post-Office in Ptatt&urgA, Clinton county, N. T. Local and Miscellaneous. Pawenger trains arrive and depart from Platta- 0OEKG SSOTH. lrains Arrive, I Trains Leave, Xxpress, 10.U iu».ifxprew, 10.15 A.M. 12.45 *.M.| Ausabie, mail, 7.00 A. M. J \ mixed, 2,80 P.M. oorse HOSTS. Trains Arrive. I 2Vains JLeaee. Express, B.30 A.M. Express, S.S9 A. SI. JSxpress, 7.16 P.M. I Express, 7.36 P.M. llSST 4,16 P.M. Miied, 5 00 P.M. Ausable, mail, 8.00 A.M. Mooers train, 6.10 A.K. \ mixed, 6 00 P.M. j * CbateaugayRailroad. Trains leave Hattsburgh at 6.00 a. m. and 3.10 p.m. Arrive at »JW a.m. and 5.M p.m. '.. . • Arrival and Departure of Steamers. Steamer Vermont leaves Plattsburgh at 7:00 A. M , for Burlington and Tioonderoga; arrives at &« P.M. Steamer A. WillUms arrives from Essex and Bur- \ ' \ ,. M,; returning leaves Pittsburgh SteameiTBeiadeer afrives irom tbe Islands at 8:10 A. «., and leaves for Port Kent and Burlington; re- turning, arrive*'at 7 P. *, and leaves for the Is- Vniott Temperance meetings. . TH» WOMAH'B 0HBI8HAM TlMPaBAHOI UMIO* meets on Saturdays at 8 o'clock, In the Academy buttdtng. AJUadies interested in tke caose are oor dially invite* to attend. '' THBTJKIOK TBMPJSEAHOB FtAi n MEXTIHO will be held at the Ferlatrome Presbyterian Ohapel oa Monday evening next,»t 7tf o'etock, TBB WOMXM'S TZMPX&AKOS P&ASXB MEETING will be held Wednesday afternoon of each week, at the Peristrome Presbyterian Ohapel, at 8 o'clock. Mas. J. o, WOODWABD, Free. HM, TBiXca B. HAU., 8ee% IEIBPTS fM THI PIATTIMIBH SUTtNEL. L.H.0©IbUxn, July 1,1888.. .......$490 v«BSM*fife**^.::::::lS B.O.Beera,Jan7l, 1884 . 1 60 BeymoTtr Clark, April 5,1884 1 80 T/D. Looby, April 7,1884.......... .. . 1 80 KM. J.8UT^,^uly 14,1884. 100 C*A.Barber, July 7,1884.'.*.\.'.*.'.*.*.*.7.'.'.'.' '.VS. 1 80 \ \ eArvin, Jan. 1,1884... 75 \ July 1,1884 160 I, Jan. 1,1884,... 76 j, Karon i, 1884 100 wewmo.Jao. 1.1884. 3 00 [awktas, Aug. IS, 1893 ISO V if any subscriber discover* an error or omls- Hon in the above, be will jive notloe at once. The reader's attention is called to the following new advertisements which appear to-day. When dealing with advertisers, our friends will confer a favor by mentioning THK SBSTTHBL : B«feree Bale—1«. L. Bheddeo, Fl'rs Atfy. Farm for Bale-J. H. Kinsley, Ohasy. Bookseller and£tatloner—A. M. Warren. Citation-Est,,Jobn Morgan. Mawm and Hamlin Organs at Smith's Book Store. Hew Store-Whitney * Stewart, Meoers Forks. Befern Sale-W. O. Watson, Jr., Pi'lTe Att>. Eeal Estate Property for Sal*-J. E. Whitney, Mooers Forks. Wool Wanted by K. H. Mooner. PABAGRAMS, —Potato bugs and Paris green —The two oent stamp on bank checks is no longer required. —Water rates are now due and payable at the office of the superintendent. —The steamer Maquam now leaves Pittsburgh at 7:00 A. M., which is thirty minutes earlier than before. —Back numbers of the SENTINEL be- ginning with our continued story, June 29th, will be sent to all new subscribers. —No more tax on matohes. Are consu- mers to have any benefit in consequenoe of the removal of the tax ? Very few were for sale in town on Tuesday. —Millinery goods of all kinds at greatly reduced prices, and many other special re- ductions in the different departments at John B. Gilmore's. —H. W. Cady's drug store and Win. Cane & SOBS' wholesale clothing rooms have been connected with the telephone exchange. Their numbers are 13 and 86 respectively. —John Hurd, president, and O. B. Hotch- kisB, vice-president, of the Northern Adi- rondack railroad, accompanied by a party of friends, passed through Plattsburgh on Friday evening, by private car, on their return from a tour of inspection of their new road and a visit to St. Regie Falls. —The old and popular dealer in books and stationery, Mr. A. M. Warren, takes his place in our advertising columns this week. An adequate idea of the extent and variety of his trade and the opportunities which he offers can only be obtained by reading his advertisement, or by a personal inspection of his goods. —A house on Grand Isle belonging to Wesson Maoomber, which is being exten- sively remodeled, was *built from timber cui in Plattsburgh at a point between the east end of the bridge and the site of HartwelTs mill, about the beginning of this century, and sawed in a mill at Platteburgh, there being none on the island. —There is a wide spread misapprehen- sion of the law reducing the postage. The impression is abroad that the tariff on let- ters will be two cents after July let, where- as that rate does not go into effect until October 1st next. Correspondents should -be careful to fully prepay their letters tc save them from going to the dead letter office. —The two large barns belonging to C. S DeForris, at South Plattsburgh, were des- troyed by fire last Saturday afternoon. The fire was discovered at about five o'clock emerging from the horse barn, and th< buildings were soon in flames, and wer< wholly consumed, with nearly everything in them. Buildings valued at $1,200, and insured for $300. —An article elsewhere from the Ogdene- burg Daily Journal gives a description o: the new Chasm House at Chateaugay Chasm, which Mr. Haynes, of Plattsburgb architect and builder, is finishing in su- perior style. It is expected to be opene< about the middle of this month, and under the efficient management of Mr. McKean. of Ogdensburg, can hardly fail to be popular resort. —The Cephas Kinsley farm is offered for le. See adv. —J. 0. Biglow has been appointed Chief >f Police at Ohamplain, in place of F. J. Ashline, resigned. —J.K.Whitney, of Mooers Forks, in 'iew of his contemplated sojourn in the 3outh, offers some valuable property for sale. See notice. —Supt. Conant, of the Grand Isle Steam- boat Company, gave the children of the Burlington Home a free excursion to Wills- soro on Monday. —Bishop Simpson, of the Methodist Epis- copal Church is not in good health. He ill spend the summer travelling with his daughter in Colorado. —The trade dollar crusade has reached Plattsburgh. The Delaware & Hudson Canal Company and the National Express 3ompany now refuse them. —Clearance sale of everything in milli- nery goods, regardless of cost, at L. Frank- ield's Temple of Fashion. Ladies should Lot miss such an opportunity. —The steamer Vermont, suffered a slight accident to her machinery on Tuesday, and went no farther than Essex. The break was repaired in a few hours. —At a meeting of the Franklin County Farmer's Club, last Week, it was stated by different members that the grass crop of that county is twenty-five per cent lighter than last year. —Mr. E. B. Low has retired from the position of Inspector of United States Cus- toms at Montreal in order to enter the min- ing business. Mr. J. W. Haynes has been appointed his successor. , —The Del. & Hud. railroad officials vis- it«d their shops at Salem last week for the purpose of examining the Archer patent coupler, which has been placed on several new cars. They were well pleased with this new invention for coupling cars, and it will be placed upon all their freight and coal cars soon. It will cost the company $10 a car. —The Hanlon-Ross boat race at Ogdens- rarg, on July 18th, will be the greatest aquatic event of the season, and arrange- ments are being made on a grand scale for the occasion. The race is for the cham- pionship of the world and a purse of $4,000, and promises to be very closely jontested. The O. & L. C. E. R. will offer reduced rates of fare. s —The Teacher? Companion for July, O. W. Hagar, publisher, contains two fine il- lustrations, one giving a bird's-eye view or New York city and vicinity in 1883, includ- ing the new bridge; the other, New York in 1627, then called New Amsterdam. The engravings are well drawn and printed, and are remarkably interesting as showing the growth of the city. —Patrick C. Donahue, aged 65 years, was found dead on the track in the railroad yard at St. Albans, Saturday, and it is sup- posed that in performing his duties as night watchman in the yard, he was knocked down and killed by the cars. Donahue had been in the employ of the railroad com- pany 20 or 30 years, in various positions more or lesB responsible. —Gen. JudBon, who delivered the ora- tion at Champlain on the Fourth, is quite an antiquarian, and his office at Ogdens- burg contains many valuable relics of the Revolutionary War and the War of the Be- beilion. On the occasion of his visit to Champlain tius week James Averill, Esq. presented him with a piece of wood taken from the sunken Moyal Savage. —John Foley, a New York gentleman, and his nine children, have reached the Adirondaoks, where they propose to remain three months. Each of the five boys has a rifle, a shot gun and good supply of fish- ing tackle, while the girls are provided with butterfly notebooks for pressing ferns and other accessories. A special oar placed at Mr. Foley's disposal by Vanderbilt brought the party as far as Lake George. —Last Monday a reduction in the charg< upon money orders went into effect. The schedule is now as follows: Not over ten dollars, eight cents: ten to fifteen dollars, ten cents; fifteen to thirty dollars, fifteen cents; thirty to forty dollars, twenty cents; forty to fifty dollars, twenty-five cents; fifty to sixty dollars, thirty cents; sixty to leventy dollars, thirty-five cents; seventy to eighty dollars, forty cents; eighty to one hundred dollars, forty-five cents. N< more than three orders payable at the same post office can be issued to one person in a single day. These rates do not apply tc international money orders. —Duncan Lendrum Post No. 370, G. A. B., of Argyle, N. Y., claims the oldest member of the order in the United States. He celebrated his 94th birthday on the 6th of last May. Will Adams Post, of Fort Adams, Iowa, chums the youngest ex-sol- dier. Ed. M. Roberts was born in camp of the 21st Missouri infantry, at Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 1,1863, and was mustered oul April 19, 1866, by reason of the close oJ the war. He has regular muster-out pa- pers, and his occupation when enlisted is described as a sucker. Young Roberts is 'ye bright local editor\ of the Fort Madi- son Democrat. —Miss Margaret Harrison Doane, younger daughter of Bishop Doane, of Al- bany, died at her father's cottage, North- east Harbor, Mount Desert, Tuesday morn- ing after a short illness. Miss Doane has been somewhat of an invalid for a year more, but went to Maine with the family in the early part of June in the enjoymeni of good health. Last week Monday Bishop Doane was summoned North by the sud- nen and alarming illness of his daughter, but in spite of all that medical skill am loving hearts could do she sank rapidly under a complication of diseases, becoming insensible on Saturday and dying Tuesday, In his heavy affliction Bishop Doane will receive the warmest sympathy of all th< congregations to whom he ministers in th< diocese of Albany. —Archbishop Purcell died at Cincinnati last night. —Those having wool for sale will please readthe notice of N. H. Mooney. —The pile-driving for the new railroad bridge at Rouses Point was completed last week. —Please don't send us any long accounts if 4th of July celebrations after this week. Everything in its season! —C. W. Hagar, editor of the Teachers' Companion, New York, accompanied by lis wife, is visiting friends in this county. —L. C. Lafountain has been appointed Teller of the First National Bank of Cham- >laiu, in place of James Shaw, Jr., resigned. —D. M. White, of Salem, has been ap- pointed a special inspector of customs with headquarters at Rouses Point, vice Timothy Quinn, of Troy, suspended. —Work has commenced upon the new depot at Champlain for the O. &L. C. rail- road. It is to be 20 by 49 feet in size, with l office and two waiting rooms. —Beedle & Prindle's Pleasure Party will soon appear in Plattsburgh, with every- thing new and original. Prindle's many friends in this place will be pleased to meet him again. -While the national salute was being fired at Vergennes on Wednesday, Charles Fannary, one of the gunners, had his right blown off at the shoulder by a prema- ;ure discharge. —Mr. H. W. Harrington, popular dealer in pianos, organs and sewing machines, whose advertisement will be found in our columns, will make some important an- nouncements next week. —Last Sabbath the Rev. Joseph Gamble entered upon his fourth year as pastor of ;he First Presbyterian church at Platts- burgh. The church has prospered remark- ably under his efficient labors. —Dr. John Swinburne, who was declared by the courts last week to be the rightful Mayor of Albany, is a Rouses Pointer by birth and education. The new Mayor is an uncle of Herbert Swinburne, of that place. —Lawrence Hallinan, of Plattsburgh, a very estimable young man, aged about 23 years, formerly a printer in the Republican office, died at Rogersfield on Monday, and was buried in Plattsburgh on Wednesday of this week. —Last Saturday afternoon a house at Saranao owned by Charles Jones and oc- oupied by Mr. Darrah was destroyed by fire. A portion of the furniture was saved. Insurance on the house, $450; on the fur- niture, $250. • —The address of Smith's music establish- ment in Plattsburgh is now A. C. Smith & Go. It will be noticed that they have the general agency in Northern New York for the celebrated Mason & Hamlin organ, probably to-day the most popular organ in the world. —The Malone Fanner says it is undoubt- edly a fact that the best growth of hops in the State of New York Is to be found in the hop garden of Shields & Martin, at Malone. This garden is situated about one and one- half miles north of that village and embracei twenty-four acres. —The first installment of children of the Fresh Air Fund are expected to reach Champlain next Tuesday afternoon by special train. The good people of that place have oonsented to entertain nineteen boys and thirty-six girls, Perry's Mills eight boys and seven girls, Rouses Point nine boys and eleven girls, Coopersville seven boys and eleven girls. The number of en- tertainers wtU probably be increased before the arrival o*the children. —Plattsburgh was visited yesterday by an unusual storm. Rain fell in torrents, while lightning flashes and thunder claps followed each other in quick succession, The streets were flooded and considerably damaged in places. Gardens resembled miniature lakes, and streams ran in every direction. The private park of Hon. S. M. Weed was damaged somewhat by the burst- ing of the sewer. The storm was local in its nature, and did not extend to the Gar- rison, a mile south of the village. —The largest tow that ever passed through lake Ohamplain cleared from Rouses Point last Saturday, drawn by thi steamer R. H. Cool, Oapt. A. Murray. The boats numbered 62. At Gravelly Point they met the steamers Tisdale and Grand Isle with over 40 boats, going north, and the scene was a grand one, par- ticularly as it was in the night, and thi lights gave the appearance of a floating oity. Arriving at Pittsburgh Tuesday o: this week, the R. H. Cook tow took on 24 boats more, making a total of 86, and pro- ceeded south. —Mr. Henry Jones, who has quite exten- sively gone into the business of cultivating strawberries, commenced delivering thi berries on Tuesday to his old customers in town. The berries are unusually large ani fine though very late this season. It is : delight to look upon his well-filled baskets of tempting fruit; but more delightful stil] to enjoy a personal regalement of thiafood fit for the gods. Strawberries and cream are a kind of materialized poetry with flavor to it. Mr. Jones is therefore a poet. —Ohamplain was not the only place in Nor. them New York which was disappointed in not receiving a visit from Canadian militia and bands on the Fourth. The Governor General's Eoot Guard's Band left Ottawi on Tuesday to take part in the 4th of Ju]y demonstration at Ogdensburg. On arriving at Prescott their leader received a despatch forbidding the band to cross the St. Law- rence wearing their uniforms. They are very indignant, and threaten to resign. Evidently the Canadians do not have much love for the Fourth. Cornell Wins a t Lake George. At the Inter-Collegiate Regatta at Lake George on the 4th the Cornell crew won the race by several lengths,- Pennsylvania University second; Princeton third. Murder at Whitehall. Otis Pryor, aged 20 years, was found dead in a house of ill-fame on High street, Whitehall, last Saturday evening. Sus- picions are entertained against George Whitney, with whose mistress Pryor was supposed to have been in company. Pryor and two other men, named Norton id Baker, went to the house and wished to gain admittance, but Whitney, seeing them coming, went to the door and said, 'Boys, you can't come in.\ Some say an iSt&y followed, but Whitney says he did not Btrike nor kick Pryor, but pushed him tway from the door, and as he pushed him •ryor staggered back into the arms of one if his companions. Medical aid was sum- moned, but the young man died in a short time. Whitney and a woman who lived with iim in the same house have been arrested. The post mortem revealed the fact that 'ryor died from strangulation. The heart was found in a healthy condition. An coroner's inquest is being held. From evidence thus far elicited, it is probable that Pryor was choked and kioked to death by Whitney. ACROSS TB E LAKE. —Burlington merchants now take the trade dollar only at a discount of fifteen [>er cent. —The Iodine Spring House at South Hero is open for the season. Warren Cor- bin, the proprietor, is too well known to teed any recommendation. —Business seems to be increasing at the Maquam dock. One day recently there were eight boats lying at the dock loaded with pig iron, steel rails and coal. The place has fair prospects of becoming a pop- ular summer resort. —It is now said that Cyrelle Rouselle, the baker, whose body was found in the river at Swanton last week, wondered upon the railroad bridge while intoxicated and ll through and was drowned. The stone which lay upon one thigh probably fell from the wall of the bulkhead. —The Hon. Charles W. Rich, of St. Al- bans, a graduate of the university of Ver- mont in the class of '36, addressed the alumni at the commencement dinner in Burlington, and concluded his remarks by handing the president a $1,000 check to found a scholarship. The Sawdust Question. It is understood that local lumber deal- ers will await the decision of the court of appeals on the findings of ex-Judge Sawyer in the case of the village of Plattsburgh against Turner Brothers before they will make other disposition of sawdust than let- ting it fall into the river. It is to be hoped that some method will be found to dispose of this material which tends so much to destroy the beauty of our river and en- dangers the health of the people, and at the dame time not result to the injury of the manufacturers of lumber, a branch of industry of great benefit to the general in- terests and prosperity of the public. Saw- dust has become quite an article of mer- chandise, and yet there is a large surplus to be disposed of in some other way. No inconsiderable amount is being consumed by the paper mills at Sandy Hill to gener- ate steam. One establishment, Kenyon & Baldwin, burn their surplus at compara- tively trifling expense, and others might follow their example, and thereby silence the complaint which is becoming general. — Glens Falls Ropublican. BOARD OF ALMS. Resignation of C. £* M. Edwards. C. E. M. Edwards, Esq., has handed in to the Town Board the following letter: HON. A. WILLIAMS, cnalrman Town Board: I hereby tender my resignation as a member of the Board of Aims, to take effect from this date. My principal reason for resigning this office Is that at a meeting of your Board, held on 25th Inst., your BoardToy a majority vote, appointed Wm. J. Carlisle to tne office of Overseer of Poor. The Board of Alms had signed a petition to your Board recommending the re-appolntment or G. W. Soper, Overseer of Poor, ana I think that all the members of your Board knew it was the wish of all the members of the Board of Alms that Mr. Soper should be re-appointed. Yet with- out any consultation with the Board of Alms your Board appointed Mr. Carlisle, which pplntment Is entirely unsatisfactory. iMr. Keever and myself have been members of Board of Alma since the Board was created, and I think It would have been proper, to aay the least, for your Board to have consulted with the members of the Board of Alms, had you contem- plated any change in the office of Overseer of Poor. Respectfully yours, C. K. M. EDWARDS. Pittsburgh, July Sd, 1883. Boad of Excise. The Excise Board met at 10 A. M., July 3d, adjourned to 1 o'clock, Mr. Colligan Fitzpatrick present. A delegation from the Woman's Christian Temperance Union addressed the Board and a special protes! was entered. The application of Peter Le Fee for bei license was granted, fee, $10. Bondsmen, L. Kahner, I. Merkel. Also that of Moses Bewsee, beer license, fee, $10. Bondsmen, D. S. McMasters, E. H. Wood. Mr. Fitzpatrick moved that the applica- tions of Joseph Garrant and Charles Blanchard be laid on the table. Mr. Colli- gan and Mr. Fitzpatrick so voted. Adjourned subject to the call of th( President, said call to be published in both the newspapers. Philharmonic Society. There will be a special meeting of the Philharmonic Society at Academy Hal: on Monday evening, the 9th inst., at 7:30 o'clock. Business of importance will be presented to the society. A full attendance is earnestly requested. JOSEPH GAMBLE, President. Plattsburgh, July 5, 1883. ,*^> OVJEK TH E BOBOJBR. —The Canadian Minister of Militia de. clined to grant the request of the Victoria Rifles of Montreal to cross the line to take part in the celebration at Champlain on th< Fourth. . Back Numbers of the Sentinel. Back numbers of the SENTINEL, begin- ning with our continued story, June 29th, will be supplied to all new subscribers. OUR NATIONAL BIRTHDAY. IOW IT WAS CELEBRATED AT AIS1BLE FORKS. A Very Creditable Affair. Few if any villages in our two counties ive made more substantial progress during the past decade than Ausable Forks. This is evinced not only by its business prosper- ity, public improvements, schools and jburcb.es, but even by its amusements and rablic doings. The celebration on Wed- lesday was a notable illustration of this fact. For performing all that was adver- tised, giving its visitors the worth of their money, maintaining good order, complete- ness of arrangements, and the comparative absence of rioting and drunkenness, it was model affair. THE PABADE. The distinguishing feature was the fire de- partment, which all things considered is the most complete of any in this section. Organ- ized some five years ago; it has been con- stantly improved and is now complete in all its parts, and under a splendid state of drill and discipline. Hon. George Chahoon is now Chief; Peter Frenyea, First Assis- tant; John P. Bienan, Secretary; H. D. Graves, Treasurer. The several companies are officered as follows: GBAVES HOSE NO. 1 . Foreman—John C. Russell. First Assistant—L. F. Robare. Second Assistant—N. Goddau. Secretary—Geo. R. Deshon. SAWTEB ENGINE NO. 2 . Foreman—James R. Graves. First Assistant—Medors Demers. Second Assistant—Louis Farland, Jr. Sec. and Treasurer—R. L. Trumbull. ADIRONDACK HOOK AND LADDEB NO. 3 . Foreman—James Rogers. First Assistant—Geo. Featherstone. Second Assistant—H. Herron. Secretary—Amon Bosley. Treasurer—Geo. L. Gray. Property Clerk—D. Baldwin. Handsomely uniformed, thoroughly equipped,and perfectly drilled, and led by the Keesville band, these companies made a fine display. The hose cart was drawn by Mr. Graves' fine black team driven by the colored gentleman, Mr. John Mosby whose fine presence is worthy of mention. The venerable Hunneman tub, '' Jumbo, was drawn by one of the company teams, driven by the veteran driver, Mr. Gordon. The hook and ladder truck was drawn by Mr. James Rogers' new matched team, a fine span of spirited bays, driven by N. P. Flanders. * CHEMICAL PIBEEXTINGUISHEBS. Not long since, the Rogers Iron Com- pany manufactured a small, handsome cart, to which was attached two of the celebrated chemical fire extinguishers, which are kept charged and can be set in operation at any instant. It is a rule that at an alarm of fire, this cart is to be taken first to the spot. It is a valuable accession to the depart- ment. In the procession, this cart was drawn by four youthful firemea, Masters Geo. Chahoon, Hallie Jaquis, Tom Sawyer and Fred Bailey, and was a center of at- traction. After the parade and inspection, came THE ORATION, Which was delivered from a platform in front of the fire department building, by Rev. Father Fitzgerald. It was a fine effort, possessed the rare merit.of brevity, and was truly American, glowing with the true spirit of our age and our nation. He was introduced very handsomely by the Marshal of the day, Hon. Geo. Chahoon. The speaker, Mr. Fitzgerald, takes no nar- row view of citizenship, politics, or re- ligion. He recognizes Christianity, under whatever name, as the foundation stone of of our liberties. He venerated Washington because of the religious principles which characterized him as General and as a states- man. The whole tenor of the address was to inspire in his hearers broad and patrioti ideas of government, and a truer and more intelligent appreciation of the freedom which the American nation affords. Seated on the platform were Gen. S. Moffitt, F. F. Hathaway, and others from Plattsburgh,- Mr. Daniel Brenan, Mr. Quirk, and others, also Rev. Father Red. dington, of Elizabethtown. THE SPOETS OJP THE DAY. No pains were spared to make these i success. A large plat of ground in froni of the American House was surrounded with a fence of heavy wire rope, around which was the race track, only 13 laps to a mile, in the center a stand for the band and judges, and on one side elevated seats fo: the audience. Last but not least, was th< generous pump, supplying an abundance of pure and wholesome water, a step in th< right direction of true temperance reform. We cannot give the space to the races that we would be glad to do. The first mile heat race, between Senecal and De- marrah, both of Ausable Forks, was won by Senecal in about 5; 30. In the one mil< heel and toe race, Bellingham, of Ausabh Chasm, won the first money, in about 9:27j Gardner, of Keeseville, second; Senecal third. In the 2 20 yard dash, on the street, Samuel Decora, of Plattsburgh, won first; John Meban, second; Parley La ware, third. In the hurdle race, Decora, first; Seneoal, second; E. H. Nichols third. In the las! mile go-as-you-pfease race, Decora, first: William Genette, of Keeseville, second. EI^ES WINS THE 25 MILE EACE—SULLIVAJi SECOND—HART WITHDEAWN. Whatever may be said of this race, the contestants, three of the finest runners in the States, were all on the ground, and gave the assemblage a fine exhibition of their skill. The first^ twelve miles were mtide by Elkes and Hart, in a steady run, uiider a scalding sun, and in a very op- pressive atmosphere, in about 1 hour and 27 minutes. Sullivan left the track on the 10th lap of the second mile, but returned as Hart and Elkes entered the 12th mile. Hart left the track at the close of the 12th mile, and did not return, and was with- Irawn from the race. At 7:20 in the even- ing Elkes had made 18 miles and 9 laps, and Sullivan 12 miles and<«2 laps. Sullivan\ agreeing to take the secv^d money, the ace was closed. The judges of this race were M. P. Flan- lers, James Rafter, M. H. Quirk. Referee, 3,. H. Mclntyre. Timer, Mr. Quirk. Dr. Sawyer gave the start and had general lanagement of the races. Hart having withdrawn, the money was divided between Elkes and Sullivan. The airse, aa announced was $880—$250 con- tributed by each of the contestants and $130 by citizens. There is considerable talk about the sud- den illness of Sullivan and Hart being a ''put up job,\ and thete being an under- standing among the contestants concern- ing the parse. All we can say about it is that Mr. Elkes, of Keeseville, in whom we are more especially interested, kept the track till he was declared the winner, and if Sullivan's ;riping attack and Hart's stitch in the side were a mere farce, the farce was hand- somely done. If Sullivan was carried off on a plank, and attended by four phy- sicians merely for effect, and Hart went out of the ring doubled up for the same purpose, it was pretty well carried out. We confess our surprise that a man of Hart's world-wide reputation and capable of winning so much money in large races, should want to risk his own money and do his level best in a race of this kind. He appeared perfectly fresh when he left the track, and Elkes and Sullivan closed up the race at about a four minute gait! How- ever, whether genuine in every particular or tinctured somewhat with deception, the exhibition was a good one. Elkes is certain- ly all right, and we for one are satisfied. We did not witness the fire workB in the evening, but they were said to be fine, and the whole affair reflects great oredit upon the enterprising citizens of Ausable Forks. Sow It Was Celebrated in Cham- Champlain has not witnessed such a crowd of strangers upon its streets for many years as on the Fourth. At an early hour they began to arrive with teams, and at about 10 o'clock the train from the west arrived, bringing Horicon Engine and Hose Company of Plattsburgh, Captain Phillips, and the City Band. The cars were completely filled, Plattsburgh and intervening towns each furnishiDg their quota. The heavy rain here as elsewhere com- pletely disarranged the programme. Ow- ing to the condition of the streets, it was thought advisable to abandon the parade. The people wended their way to the beautiful Island Park, and at the appoint- ed hour the Declaration of Independence was read by H. M. Mott, editor of the Counselor. Then came the oration by Gen. R. W. Judson, of Ogdensburg. The theme of his address was the desirability of im- pressing upon the young the duty of ven- erating our institutions and perpetuating the memory of the noble army of patriots who were instrumental in giving us our country and its institutions. The General is a good speaker and quite eloquent at times. He is intimately acquainted with the history of the great men of the coun- try, and his recital of their characteris- tics and the times in which they lived, particularly those who were active in the engagements in this vicinity, was intensely interesting. His reference to Gen. Arnold, whose flag-ship lies scuttled off the shore of Valcour Island, whose name at one time stood as a star in the zenith of fame, bul so Boon fell and was obliterated, was truly pathetic. He also referred to Ethan Allen, and as he described his night-call at Fort Ticonderoga, demanding its surrender \in the name of the Great Jehovah and thi Continental Congress,\ he elicited hearty applause. We hope that his address will be published in full, as it is worthy oJ preservation. Mr. Benj. Lenthier, of Plattsburgh, alsc delivered an address in French, which was well received. In the afternoon the interest centered International Park, to witness the trotting. John B. Sabre, of Chazy, entered b. g. \Dan S.,\ and R. McCrea, of Champlain, \Johnnie Patchen.\ Patchen took the first two heats, and Dan S. the last three. Here also was played the match between the Helpmates, of Plattsburgh, and Beaverwyoks, of Rouses Point. The garni was hotly contested, but resulted in thi triumph of the Beaverwyoks by a score ol 21 to 12. Those who were not interested in thi race and base ball game found recreation at Island Park, where the shade and coo: breezes afforded a delightful relief from the intense heat of the streets. The City Band furnished an abundance of th< choicest music, and those who were fond of danoing found ample opportunity tc enjoy themselves in the pavilion. One of the pleasing incidents of the af- ternoon was the serenade by the band tc Gen. Judson, the orator of the day. Thi General was introduced to the boys by James Averill, Esq., and thanked them fo: the compliment in a neat speech. At seven o'clock the most of the excur. ionists from Plattsburgh returned by way of Rouses Point, the remainder returning later by Mooers on a special train. In the evening the Plattsburgh \Pleas- ure Party\ gave one of their inimitable con- certs, which was well attended and gave universal satisfaction. The day was closed by a fine display of fireworks in the evening. The ladies of the M. E. Church furnish- ed meals during the day in their m churoh building, and we are pleased to learn that they were liberally patronized. The Horioon Engine Company were the guests of the Niagara Engine Company of Champlain during their stay. It is a source of regret to the Committee- >f arrangements and to the citizens ©f. Champlain that the Victoria Rifles and their band from Montreal, and the Battal- on of the 12th Infantry from Plattsburgfr, 'ere unable to be present. The Rifles had :onsented to come and had made their pre- parations accordingly, but were prevented ,t the last moment by the Canadian Miniev ter\ who refused his permission for them cross the lines. The battalion from this ilace were unable to be present owing to ;he receipt of a dispatch from the Inspec- ;or General that he was to make a visit to. ;he Garrison, and of course they coul&. iot leave. The committee acted in good' ! aith in advertising that they would b« tresent, and none regretted their absence., more than they. Altogether, the celebration was a sue— iess, and all were returned to their home* without an accident as far as we can learo^ The Delaware & Hudson Canal Company are entitled to a good share, of credit fo* arranging a low rate of fare, running special trains, and allowing those who wished to return by way of Rouses Point without extra charge. The gentlemanly conductor on the O. & L. C. also held hia^ train forty minutes, in tho evening, in or- der to give the excursionists an opportuni- ty to witness the fireworks. Sow It Was Celebrated at Mooers. The day was ushered in With the ringing, of the bells and theJiring of a national sa- lute. At about nine o'clock the Mooera. Forks Band arrived, and taking their stantt upon the balcony of the Commercial House*, kept the people which were congregated in, large numbers in that vicinity, in the best* of humor by their excellent music. Gf course Young America was bound to show its patriotism, and an almost constant ex- plosion of crackers and torpedoes was hearA on every hand. At about 10 o'clock a heavy storm set iny. which continued without intermission' un~- til after 11 o'clock. This compelled tk* managers to give up the processions and disarranged all the plans of the day. The people repaired to Shedden's Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was read by H. L. Taylor, and the oration, was delivered by Hon. ChaunceyL. Knapp*. of Lowell, Mass. Those who were so for- tunate as to gain admission to the hall; pronounce it a very fine effort, and one of the best ever delivered in that place. Th« exercises were interspersed by music by thfe Band and singing. At 12 o'clock the Chemical Hose Co., of Malone, arrived, and was escorted to the village by the band. At 2 o'clook the com- pany gave an exhibition race on Main- street, there being no competing com- panies present. The game of base ball between the '' Dai- sy Cutters,\ of Soiota, and the \Iron Clads,'* of Mooers, for a purse of $10, was com- menced, but after two or three innings had been played the game was abandoned, ow- tg to some dissatisfaction with the rulings. The committee of arrangements were in- defatigable in their efforts to make the cel- ebration a success, but the weather and other unforseen circumstances were against them. But still a large number were pres- ent from the surrounding towns, and alL seemed to enjoy themselves. How It Was Celebrated in Platt**- burgh. Plattsburgh did not get up a formal cel- ebration this year. Large numbers of our citizens went to Champlain, Mooers, Ausa- ble Forks, Sohuyler Falls, Rogersfield and. Burlington. Those who remained at home enjoyed a \quiet day,\ Many families pic- niced at Bluff Point and Lewis' Bay, while others recreated on the water, and found enjoyment in boating. , The lawn festival on the grounds of Mr., A. Guibord, in the evening, under the au- spices of the Ladies'Association of theM. E. Church, was a pleasant affair and was well attended. It netted the ladies about eighty dollars. PERSONAL MENTION,. —Hon. B. D. Clapp, of Keea©i»tte,^vis-~ ited Plattsburgh on Monday. —Mrs. F. T. Heath and daughter Annie, of Malone, are visiting fnionfe invBtabte- burgh this week. —M. G. Brown and family left Platts- burgh on Monday for their new home at St. Paul, Minn. —Mrs. Malloy and G. A. Marshall and family go to Lake Placid this weekj to,. spend the summer at Echo Lodge. —Professor Holden and wife left for North Lansing, N. Y., yesterday morning, • where they will spend the Bummez *aeatfon. -• —C. A. Huntington, editor of^ the - Chateaugay Record, was in town on Satur- day and made the SEXTINEL office a pleas- ant call. —John H. Howe, of Lancaster, Wis., ac- companied by his wife and little boy, is visiting the scenes of his childhood in Beekmantown, which he left some seven- teen years ago. His last visit was we be- lieve in 1872, They will remain some three, or four weeks. —The Williams College Sophomore class- supper was held at the United States hotel at Saratoga Springs last Friday evening, under charge of a committee of which J. R. Garfield was chairman. The toastmas- ter was H. A. Garfield. Among those present were B. E. Hall, of Plattsburgh, and J. C. Hubbell, of Chazy. OUR BOOK TABLE. —The Century for July has two papers < on the John Brown raid, one being a south- - side view of a Virginian, the other, com-, ments by a Radical Abolitionist. There is , also an engraving of the old patriot and hero, that looks as if it were a correct likeness of him. -'Harper's MagazPna for July fully main- tains its bright standard of literary excel- lence and ability. The contributions are? admirably varied and freshv.

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