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County ClcrV 1j.i79
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COMMENCED ATJGTJST' 8, 1837.
ST. JOHNSBURY, YT., FEJDAY, OCT. 22, 1880.
VOLTJME 44 NUMBER 2256.
$t dolmslmrg (JaMonian.
C. M. STONE & CO.,
Opposite the Athenoeum, St. Jolinslmry, Vt.
TEnUS OF TI1K CALEDONIA!.':
AlterJanuary 1, 18S0, in Advancn.
Ooeyear In Caledonia Co. 81.7S
Sixmonths, do do .90
One year out of this county 1 .00
Sixmonths do do t.OO
For convenlonce in Temltting, subscribers
in thla county willbe credited 59 woeks for -00.
Twenty-nine weeks for 1.00
Subscribers out of thls county will bo cred-
ited 55 weeks for
Clergymen in service, per year. l.uo
Remit by Post offioe order, otherwise at subscri
Each Subwriber will flnd on hia paper in cpn
nectlon with his name, the date to which he has
paid. No other recelpt is necessary.
Tob Prlntlnff of all klnds done at living prices.
"With r,- and modemmachineryandsldllful work
men neaxlr k'nds of Job Printing can bo done
aa w'ell f"1 a cneaP aa 'n tn0 cittes.
2jtl Blanks, Card and Paper stocV constantly
Ilates of Advertislng.
One sqaare (12 Unes, one lncb apace) one week, f 1.00
Kach contlnnance 35
Half square (Cllnes) one week 75
Each contlnnance...... .............. 15
One square, (one inch of spa'ce) per year 8.00
Ko-" "Cards per year (eacb line) 1.00
f.ibera.'s . Eatrays, etc. 1.25
Speclal .tfotices, per sauare, one week ...1.25
Each contlnnance 30
Speclal ratea to business advertisers by tbe year.
C3F Adcertisementi illuttrated with CuU, twenty
fite per cent. adeance over tcale rattt. No objeetiona
ble adeertitementt received, and nothing but legitimate
butinete alecrtuiwi eolicited.
ORCUTT &. PINARD,
llardwood Furulturo and Packlng Boxps,
Paddock Tillage, St. Johnsbury.
E. E. SARGENT,
Gen. Agent Etna 1.1 fe In. Co.,
Bank Elock, Itailroad St., St. Johnsbury, Vt.
P. D. BLODGETT &. CO.,
Flre and I.lfe Insurance Afi:entst
Bank Block. Main St,
D. A. CLIFFORD,
Caledonlan Bl'k, Main St. St. Johnsbury.
H. E. &. D. Q. WOODRUFF,
Stoves and Tinware,
Itallroad Street, St Johnsbnry.
C. M. STONE & CO..
Acents for Clarcuiont liook Blndery,
Opposite tbe Athensum,
Proprletor of Paddock Iron "Works.
St J ohnsbury. Jobbing done to ordcr.
O. P. BENNETT,
Dealer ln Marble Work or All Klnds.
Xear Paasenger Depot, St. Johnsbury.
CHAS. A. AIKEN,
Plano-forte Tunor, St. Jobnsbury Ctr.
Ordera left at Iloward Sc Rowell's, at the Plain.
S. T. BROOKS.M. D.,
Practlclng Physlclan and Surgcon,
Omce at residence, opp. the Bakery, St. Johnsbury
MATTHEWS &. PETTINGILL,
Dlnlnjr Rooms, Frult and Ice Creaui,
Eastem Avenue, St Johnsbury.
W. H. NELSON, Agt.,
Shcet Muslc, Books, Slusical Mercliandlse,
Eastern Avenne, St. Johnsbury.
ST. JOHNSBURY CLOTHING CO.,
E. I.. TnAVEK, Proprletor,
l'HKII X. PA111CKK, Manager,
Cor. Main and Cantral Streets. St. Johnsbury.
S. H. SPARHAWK, M. D.,
Ifomoaopathlc Physlclan and Surgeon.
(Succetsor to J)r. Ouihing.)
Omce & residence in Athenmnm Ilouse, Main St.
MILLER & RYAN,
Manufacturcrs and Dealers in
Carrlages and Carriage Stock,
Opp. Passenger Depot, St Johnsbury.
SEVERANCE &. AYER,
Paddock Village, St Johnsbnry.
All klnds of Jobbing done to order.
E. & T. FAIRBANKS & CO.,
Dry Goods, Clothlng, Carpetins, Paper
llanglngs, Crockery, and Groceries,
Falrbank ViUage, St. Johnsbury, Tt,
C. C. BINGHAM,
Drugglst and Pharmaclst,
3 Bank Bl'k, Main Street, St. Johnsbnry, Vt.
BELDEN & 1DE,
Attorneys and Counsellors at I.avr(
No. 2, Caledonlan Block, np stairs. St. Johnsbury
, HOWARD & ROWELL,
Watcbes, Jevfelry, Books and Statlonery,
Cor. Main St. and Eastern Avenue., St Johnsbury
CROSS &. BRADLEY,
Baker and Confectioners,
Main Street St Johnsbury, Vt.
JOSEPH L. PERKINS,
Caledonlan Block, up stairs, St Johnsbnry, Vt.
O. H. HALE & CO.,
Dry Goods and Fancy Goods,
Avenue Block, R. R. St, St. Johnsbnry, Vt.
MHS. L. J. FLEETWOOD,
Eastern Ayenue, St Jobnsbury.
A. J. & CHARLES A. WILLARD,
Over Fletcher & Co.'s Store, St. Johnsbnry.
C. A. CALDERWOOO,
Furnlture, Cofflns and Caskets,
Odd Fcllows' Block, R. R. St., St. Johnsbury.
J. P. OT1S, Attorney at Law,
"West Burke, Vermont.
Fine Jewelry, Dismomls, Ladies' and Gent
Watches and Sllver Ware,
241 Westmlnister St, Providence, R, I.
1 Orders from the country promptly executed
auu sausiacuon guaraniceu.
ST. JOHNS1JUKY 1IOCSK,
Mais Stbzet, St. Joussbukt, Vt
JEKRY DREW, Proprietor.
Railsoad Stbeet, - - St. Jouxsbukt, Vt
B. G. HOWE, Proprietor.
,lv"n Stbeet, .... St. Johjtsbubt, Vt
ciiAjnn n tt.tvt, Proprietor.
Sax Fbasc,.0 Caufoej;li. .
MT. MANSFIELD lioTEI
Stowe, Vt. '
A flrst-class Uotel, with all the modern lni,ro
ments. Accommodations lor 300 guests.
fifth avenue uotel,
Bboadway, New Toek.
A first-claas houae in every particular.
niTCHCQCg, DARLLNG & CO., Proprietors.
THE GKAND PACEFIC HOTEI.,
A flrat-class hotel ln everyreipect with 500 rooms.
Charges moderate. JNO.B. DRAKE &CO.,Pro
prletora. Sam'L M. Tobseb. Ttlee B. Gaskell.
BNITED STATES HOTEL.
l.tted.,1Vfhe Tefy c11' of City. The best
:!iH2?,efor bnsineasmen. lleated by
steam. Table set vrith th best the raarket
TBATXS MOV1NQ EAST.
MATL Leaves Swanton 6.00 a. m., Cambridge
Junction 7.14, Hardwick 8.24, East Hardwick 8.36
Greensboro 8.46, 'Walden 9.12, Danville 9.35 St.
Johnsbnry arrive 10.10 leave 10.40, East St. Johns
bury 10.54, 'West Concord 11.04, Miles Pond 11.24,
East Concord 11.33, arrives at Lunenburg 11.45,
Portland at 5.57 p. m.
EXPKESS Leaves Swanton 5.35 p. m., Cam.
bridgo Junction 7.02, Hardwick 8.25, East Hard
wick &3-i. Greensboro 8 40, Walden 9.10, Danville
:a, amve st. Johnsbury 10.CO p. m.
JIIXED SL Johntlru.ru tn T.nmhr7 j,o-vt.n
St Jobnsbury 4.46 p. m., E. St. Johnsburr 5.05, "W.
Concord 5.23, Miles Pond C.05, E. Concord 6.22, ar
rive Lunenburg 6.15 p. m.
TEAINS MOVlsa WEST.
MAIL Leaves Portland 8.23 a. m. l.nnpnhnrpr
.35. D. m.. East Concord 1.47. Mllr.q Pnnil 1.SS
"West Concord 2.17. East St. J ohnsbury 2.28, arrive
St. Johnsbury 2.40, leases 4.45, Danville 5.20, "Wal-
uen urcensuoro o.ua, .ast narawiCK b.lb.
Hardwick 6.28. Cambridge Junction 7.48, arrives
at Swanton at 0.10 p. m.
EXPRESS Leaves St. Johnsbnrv 6.50 a. m..
Danville 7.21. "Walden 7.42, Greensboro 8.05, t.
Hardwick 8.13, Hardwick 8.25, Cambridge
J nnctiou 9.34, Maquam Eay 11.15 a. m.
AIIXED Lunenburg to SL Johnsbury Leaves
nnenbunr 6.30 a. m.. K. Concord 6 so M il.a pn,i
7.03, West Concord 7.45, E. St. Johnsbury 8.05, ar-
Passumpslc Itallroad. October 4, 1880.
TUAisa south leave st. johxsburt.
ItailTraiu, 10:15 a.m.
xiay jsxpress, 3:05 p. m.
Accommodation. 9:00 p. m.
JNigut xram. 12:44 a. m.
TBAIKS KOETH LEAVE BT. JOIINSBUEY.
Accommodation, 12:05 p.m.
Day Express, 3:05 p. m.
4: p. m.
2:17 a. ni.
St. Johnsbury Church Directory.
Advent Paddock Villae. Sabbath Serrlena at
10:30 a.m. 1:45 and 6:30p.m. Sabbath School 12
m. Praver Meetlnm at. 7-2(1 n. m. Snnilr Tni.fl v
and Friilay evenings.
Uaptitt Railroad Street Corner Manle. Rev.
E. T. Sandford, Pastor. Preaching 10:30 A. M. S.
School 12 m. Prayer meeting 6:30. Prayer meet
lng Wednesday evening at 7:30.
Free BaptUt Main Street. Corner Prospect
Rev. C. S. Frost, Pastor. Residence at llrs. John
G. Chubb's Spring St. Sabbath services, 10:30 a.
M., and 6:30 p. M. Sabbath School at 12 M. Prayer
meeting 'Wednesday evening at 7:30.
Church of the Slettiah (Univeraaliat.1 Eastem
avenue. corner Cherrv street Rev. B. M. Tillot
son, Pastor. Sabbath services at 1:45 P. tf.
Sabbath School at 12 M. TVednesday evening meet
ing at 7:30.
HeOioditt Central street. Rev. E. S. Locke.
Pastor. Residence head of Snmmer street. Sab
bath services at 10:30 a. m., and 6:30 r. m. Sabbath
School at 12 M. "Wednesday evening meeting at
jforih Conareaational Main street.
Church. Rev. Henry W. Jones, Pastor.
services at 10:30 A. M., and 6:30 r. u. Sabbath
School at 1:45 p. if. "Wednesday evening meeting
South Conareaational Main street Rev. Ed
ward T. Fairbanks. Pastor. Sabbath services at
10:30 A. M., and 6:30 r. lt. Sabbath School at 12 ll.
Wednesday evening meeting at 7:30.
PresbyUrian Church Rev. "W. R. Lalrd, pas
ir. Services at Presbvterian Hall. everv Sab
bath at 10:30 a. m.. 3:00 v. m. Sabbath school 2:00.
Prayer meeting 6:30. Bible reading "Wednesday
St. Andrew'l fEDisconal.1 Main street "Rev.
X. F. Putnam, Rectur. Services on Sundays at
iu:oo a. m., anu a p. m. jioiy uaya ana jnuays bli
8 a. m. "Wednesdaya at 7:30 p. m. Sunday School,
at 3:30 p. m.
lioman Oatholie Cherrv Street. Rev. J. A.
Boissonnault Parish Priest. Mass 8 and 10 a. m ;
Vespcrs and Benediction at 3 p. m. On the
second Sunday of the month, service at 8:30 a. m.,
and 4 p. m. At Lyndonville same day at 10:30 a. m.
T. M. O. A Meetinu at the rooms of the V. M.
C. A., Brown's Building, Main Street, Sunday
mornings at 9:30, Monday evenings at 7:30.
East St Johnsbury.
Conareaational. Rev. F. B. PhelDS.- Pastor.
Sundav services at 10.45 a. m. and 6.30 n. m. Sab
bath school at 12.00. Wednesday evening meeting
at o.ju j ii.xpenence ana ij-nquiry meeting at par
sonage, Friday evening at 6.30.
Hethodist. Rev. J. Morse. Pastor. Snndav
St. Jolinbbury Athcnseuni.
Libra.ru and Readina.Room. Free to all. Onen
from 9 A.M.to 12 .; from 2 to 6 r. M., and from
7 to a i-x saiuraay evenings.
Westem TTnion and Vt. Internnitonal ln Post
Omce, Main St. Open from 8 a. m.. to 9 n. m. Sun
days, 9 to 10 a. m., 5 to 6 p. m. Hight messages at
St. Johnsbury Post Office.
ARRIVAL AND DEl'ABTUBB OF MA1LS.
Boston and intennediate olBces. Arrive 4:40 n
m. Close 9:30 a m.
Boston throneh maiL Anive 2:17 a m. Close
8:00 nm. -
jew xorK ana ine west. Amre s:i a m ana
12:06 and 4:40 p m. Close 9:30 a m and 8:00 p m.
Newport and the North. Arrive 10:15 a
Closo 4:00 n m.
Portland and tho East Arrive 3:00 n m. Close
9:30 a m.
Swanton and intennediate offlces. Arrive 10:15
a m. Close 4:00 p m.
waterford. Amve 8:20 a m. Close 4:00 n m.
North Danville. Arrive 9.30 a m. Close 10:30
"West Concord and East St. Johnsbury.
HAS. P. CARPENTER. 2d, P. M.
The Summer Campalgn
is ust opencd and I have Jnst received a car load
of Carnages stralght from the manufactnxers.
Xbls car load consista of all the latest Styles, and
everything in tbc Top and Open line. I have the
flneat assortment of Phaetons ever before oilered,
consiatinz of two and three snrhurs trimmed in
Cloth and Leather. Brewster Side Bars, a finer
Carriage than can be found in Vermont. These
Carriaeea have Steel's Patent Axles, also Ives &
Miller's Axles. TopstrimmedvritbHolsey&Sons'
Bcst Enameled Leather, inalde trimmed with best
German Broad Cioth, warranted not to fade. Col-
ora. blue. urown ana ereen. jnow is a chanc.e tn
purcbase a Carriage twenty per cent cheaper than
can be bougbt of anv concern in Vermont I can
convince any man that this statement is trne by
ft- w viui. jiiao a new stocic ol
Donble and Sincle. Nicklo and Kabber; the largest
asBOTtment in tbe state, and a better Hamesa by
Five Dollars tban can be sold bv anv Manufactnr-
er in Vermont. Every Harness warranted band
made and Oak Leather. I will here aay that St h i
been said by Carriage Bmldera in tbis section and
Barreondings, that my warrant is not good; that I
amnota mannfacturer. "Every Carriage sold ia
represented Juat what it is. and every Carriage
sold and warranted will be bacted to tbe letter, and
! Have G0T THE M0NEY To Do It!
I bu v of Drat class flrms. and bn v with cash at
the Bottom Prices, and I can sell lower than the
Still at tho Old Stand,
Second Block South ot Court Honse, Main Street
H. C. MOOBE.
P. S. A New Haven Phaeton, whlch has been
uscd a little, which cost t350 will be cold at a
St. Johnsbury, Jul 14.
JTo. 76 State Street, opposite Kilby Street Boston
Secnrea patents in the TJnited Stateai also in
Great Britain. France and other foreign conntries.
Copies of the claims of any Patent furnished by
remitting one dollar. Assignments recorded at
"Washington. -Vfl agency in the TJnited States. pot
tcstci tuperior facititiet for obtaining PaUntt or
EDDY, Solicltor of Patents.
I regardMr. Eddy aa one of the most successful
and capable pracUtioners with whom I havehad
official interconrse. CHAS. MASON.
... . . i-ommisioner of Patents.
Inventors cannot empW a petson more trust
worthy or more capable of aecuring for them an
early and favnrable consideraUon at the Patent Of
flce. EDMTJND BURKE, late Commlssioner ot'
Boston, October 19, 1876.
R. H. EDDY, Esq. DearSir: you procnred for
me, in 1840. my-flrst patent. Sincetben you have
acted for and advisea me in hundreds of caaes, and
?rocnredmany patents, reissues and extensions.
hilVROriajlmiftltVATnTllAVAi1 tflAat r...inl.. I.
New Tork, Philadelpha and TVaablngton, bnt"1
stlll give yon almost the wholo of my business, in
yourline and adrise others to smployyou.
Toura trnly, GEOHGE DBAPEK.
Boston, Jan. 1, 130. It
My Experience as a Pedagogue.
BY PETER M.TJNKETT.
ITVrittenfor the Caledonian.J
Tho uiidersigued Las rccently found
aniusement in perusing a little old Ger-
man book, being a compilation of bu
morous atiecdotes from tbe life experi
ence of au aged German "Volka Leli
neu," people's or public scliool teacber.
From a lndicrous standpoint tbis
particular "experience" liad been ricli
and varied, and yet in relating the dark
and bright sides of his "treadmill" life,
ouc cannot fail to notice very mucb tbat
the average Yankee school master has
esporienced, and would recognizo as
applicable to his own pedagogue life.
I am quite certain ouryounggentlemen
school inasters who may be obliged to
teach school for a few winters, in order
to raise the wherewith to enable them
to secure a collegiate education, will
give a sympathetic sigh when l tell
them that the Volks Lehnen of Ger
ninny ia gonerally obliged to follow his
calliug from year to year so long as he
is fitted for work, and to be content
with the suiallest living salary ; aud too
without the hope of advancement or of
betteriug his condition in any way. In
that conntry the system of education ia
couipulsory, and all children between
the ages of G and 13 years are obliged
to attcnd school. And while our teach
ers, as a rnle, are treated with affec-
tionate cousideration, most of the Ger
man teachers of similar grade are sim
ply tolerated by an indiflercut peasant-
Our school masters from early times
in onr young couutry have takeu rank
only a little below that of the spiritual
advisers. And wheu they como to
board around" among the families of
tbe district, no painsarespared to oiakc
their stay both comfortable and pleas-
mt. On the other hand, the German
teachers aro often treated as most un-
welcome guests. In the first place, as
before intimated, the latter have to put
up with very low compensation, which
is paid by the Government, and comes
from the school tax. As for ''boarding
round," one can imagino what that
must m ean from an epicuiian stand
point, when told tbat the school master
public sorvant whom tho laws
quarter upon a very poor and unwilling
peasantry, just as the Government does
its soldiery wheu it is a war neccssity,
or suits its convenience.
The peasants know nothing of the
lusuries, and precious little of thecom
forts of life, and apparently care less.
The laws wisely compel them to seud
their children between the above men-
tioned ages, to school, and each faniily
to pay not only its quota of school
tases, but a proportion of tho "enter
taining" nolens volens. But should the
unwelcome guestnot he treated at least
decently well, he can complain to the
authoritics and have his grievance re-
Strange as it may secui, from the
foregoing, thc laws aud custorus of
many of thc old countries are sticli as
to make the professioual school teachers
give themselves autocratic airs. They
aro envied by those of their own lowly
origin, becauso they are exerapted from
military duties, and get their liviug
without performiug manual labor. They
feel themselves to be "gentlemen of the
cloth," and their education makes them
comuiaud a certain amount and kind of
respect tbat their less favored country-
men cannot have. But in the course of
time and events they become mere ma-
chiucs, with dogmatical manners and
dwarfed iutellects. Their routiue and
couscquential life tends to make them
narrow and cramped. They live, move,
aud have their being in the smalles't
kind of a groove. In fact they are chil
dren and must continpe to be such to
the end of their days. And yet there is
no such thing as measuring tbe hcight,
depth and breadth of their concelt
Of course such men as the professors
of the Uuiversities and other learned
men look down upon public school
teachers with contempt. And these
machine "Volks Lehnen" have no other
ambition. In fact, they think they
have alroady reached the very pinacle
of fame and that they are envied by the
entire ontside world. "When in Europe
some years ago, I remember I once ask
ed a German professor if these conse
quential Volks Lehnens lived to become
aged in their calliug. His looks ex
pressed more than his words, when he
said, "Wby, bless yoursoul, no ! These
machine teachers of little children, as a
class, die young, for they go into thei
dotago before middle age, and they die
from the head downwards of the dry
rot of their own stupidity !"
Tho reading of tbis German book has
suggested to me that poisibly my Drat
and last experience as a pedagogue
might be of interest to the geueral
reader at least in tbe neighborhood
where the Caledonian most doth circn
late. To be as btief as possible : In the
autumn of 1848, 1 left my native town
of Derry, N. H., for St. Johnsbnry, Vt.
where I had kinfolks residiug, and
where I proposed to finish my acadeuiic
studies. I was then 18 years of age;
and having passed my youth in strng-
gling with adverse circumstances, Ibe
gan to feel the importance of an educa
tion, and to reget neglected opportuni
(ies, and the abuse of such educational
privileges as I had been blessed with
In fact I resolvea to "turn over a new
leaf," and make a more determined ef-
fort in the direction of secunng a "lib
eral education," and above all to gratify
the wishes of my pious and ambitions
mother. And that mother of sainted
memory did most of the plannicg for
me. Knowing that I had scarcelymoney
enough to defray my expenscs through
tho fall term, the plan was that I must
seek a district school to teach through
the -winter, and thereby earn money
enough to cairy me over the following
The jburney in these first days of
railroad travel had to be made part of
the way by coaches, and occupied some
three days; the coacb rido being from
Lebanon, N. H., to. St. Johnsbury,
through the fertile valleys and over the
mountainons roads, made charming by
tbe "Swiss scenery" which lines the
northern banks of our picturesque Con
necticut river. The journey was made
doubly delightful by the charming com
pany with whom I had the honor ot
travelling; and who, I am happy to
say, still graces the society of your spir-
lted town. Iu passing, I may mention
that at the town of Lyme, N. H., we
took aboard the coach the gentlemanly
and talented I. fe. H., who not only be
came my school-fellow, but my board-
house chum. While tho coacb was
waiting for him toget aboard, with bag
and baggage, I uoticed for the first
time a coy young maiden (M. L. L.) of
souio 12 sunimcrs, picking daisies for a
good-bye souvcnir to her favorite
neighbor and friend '"Ireneiis." As I
write she now rcsides in a foreign land,
and is know as "Prau Plunkett."
Nothing of strikiug interest occurred
duiiug the fall tcrm of the St. Johns
bury academy. P. P. remembers, how-
ver, with afiuctionate interest tho dif-
feient teachers of that most excellent
nscitution ; its mauly school fellows and
many beautiful young ladies.
At tho close of the teim, I found I
was obliged to borrow a few dollars of
my good uncle in order to "square up''
all round besides I had no school se
cured to teach for the winter, although
I had made inuch cfl'oi t for such an cn-
gagemeut. I found that the neighbor
iug school districts had cither coutract
ed for their teachers or would accept
none but those who had seen the insido
of a collcge, aud I became discouraged.
But I am sure nono of mv school mates
niistrusted my poverty, siuce I had the
happy faculty of "keepiug up appear-
ances;" and then I had such a flow of
the genial that no one suspected my be
ing other than tho happiest of mortals.
Soon after the close of tho term I re
ceived an invitation to visit and spend
Thanksgiving with Mr. George Reid, a
cousin of my mother's, residiug in the
town of Scroggs Itiver, somo twenty
miles from St. Johnsbury. I gladly
availed myself of the opportuuity, for I
had faith to behove that something to
my advantago would come out of it
Before procecding futtherlfeel tbat I
must make a pcrsonal reference to this
fine specimen of the Vermont farmer
and gentleman Mr. George Reid
"Uncle George," as all the young pco
plo called him. He was of Scotch-Irish
descent, of large stature, broad and
dcep physically aud mentally, of liber
al views, inCnite jest and warm afiec
tion, and with sympathies correspond
ing. In fine and taken as a wholo in
his noat and comfortable homespun
clotheB, his ruddy and manly counte
nauce sbowed him to be just what he
was viz : a fine speciufen of tho well-to-do
Vermont farmer. Aud we all
know just what that mcans. It may be
supeifluous for to add, such men are tbe
glory of a nation, the bcst and strong
est type of New England manfaood and
are bouud to make themselves felt and
tespected at all times and under all cir
cumstances. He was just the man to.
cheer me in my despondency.
I had not been with him but a day or
two before he discovered tbat I had a
weight upon my mind, and when h
found that I felt it absolutcly necessary
to have a school to teach, unbeknown
to me he hitcbed up his team and went
to canvassing. The first night after re
turniug he said to me, "Well, you are
iu luck to-day. l've engaged a school
for you at Griggsville in this township,
and upon my recommendation they
have promised to pay one dollar a
month more than they ever paid be
fore." I went "daft" with joy, when
Uncle George "put on a brako" after
tbe following style: "Now don't feel
too 'chipper;' 1 might as well tell you
the whole truth. The fact is, I visited
the most respectable districts in the
neighborhood before bauling up at
Griggsville, but I found them all slip
plied ; and as a last resort I went to
Griggsville where they had no school
mastei engaged, for the simple reason
tbat no one dares to undertake the job,
for it is notorious that for the past sev
en winters the school has been broken
up by three or four rowdies, who have
made themsevles a terror in that com-
munity. Last winter they had a little
skim-milk Sophomore from Dartmouth
college, and tbe first week they took a
fcncc rail into the school house and tied
the master's legs under it, and then car-
ried him out with his head downwards
aud dropped him iu tbe snow; and
when tired of this sport they compelled
tbe girls to go and untie him. I knew
all this, but I also kuew it was Hobson's
cboice, so I told the committee man if
he would increase the salary oue dollar
a month, I would furnish a man that
would not allow himself to be wbipped
or have his legs tied would die first.
I told him you not only had muscle,
but knew beans besides; aud this
pleased the deacon the committee man
mightily, and he made me promise to
drive yon out to Griggsville to-raor
"But, Uncle George, do you think I
can whip my weight in wildcats, as
they say out West of a good Indian
Uncle George, aeiziDg hold of the
well developed muscle of my arm,said :
"I'll tell you what I do think ; it will
take a man and a boy to handle you in
a playful. enconnter. But better tban
that, I do not believe you will permit
any natnber of bullies to tie your legs
witbout killing one or more of them."
"Yon are quite right. Moreover I am
now desperateand willing to fight for
I passed a sleepless night, with feel-
ings of mingled gratitude and appre-
hension ; but I felt better the next day
at deacon Choate's, tbe prudential com
mittee man at Griggsville, where I met
some half a dozeu of the solid men of
tbe district, and who greeted me most
kindly, and assured me that they would
stand by me in sustainiug the govern
ment of the school, and while they did
not advise me to At'Zi any pne, they
plainly intimated that if I was obliged
to take a buman life in self defcnse, I
would find an almost unanimous coni
munity to sustain me. I told tbem tbat
I had been a wild boy myself, and had
a good knowledge of buman nature,
and beside I was something of a be
liever in moral suasion aud thougbt
I could govern the school without ro
sorting to extreme raeasures; at any
rate I would try and do so. They told
me that their children had been depriv
ed of their winter schooling for some
seven years, owing to the ruffianism of
these blackguards, whom we will call
Zeke A., Jim S. and Tim B. that the
fellows wero too lazy to work and went
to school for tho sole purpose of mali
cious miscbicf, and they were glad to
sco a man take their school who would
be likely to meet them more tban half
way. And they admitted that it was
partly their fault that these fellows
were allowed in the school house es
pecially Zoko A., the eldest.
That evening I left for Scroggs Biver
with a ligbt heart; and this seemed to
make Uucle George cheerful also, and
funny. Tbiuking it a good time to draw
out a little bistory of Griggsville, I said
to him :
"Are thero any more such bad dis
tricts iu Vermout and is there no way
of reforming this particular communi
ty V Uucle George rcplied : "There is
probably no othei such a neighboihood
as this has been siuce before I was
born ; in fact for fifty years Griggsville
has been called 'Hell's half acre.'"
It seems that tho early industry
of the neighborhood had been lumber-
ing and rafting on the river, and the
roughs from other parts of tbe state,
and foreign woodcbppers, had settled
there, and ns a whole tho community
were a hardy class and their peculiar
industry led to habits of rougbness and
intemporancc. Iu fine they regarded
runi and tobacco as among tbe necessa-
ries of life. Uncle George said the
neighborhood was "nothing so bad as it
uscd to be. A majority of tho citizens
now are as moral, thrifty and respecta
blo as in other and more pretentious
communities, and if they take a lil.iug
to you, as I am sure they will, you'll
find them 'yours to command,' and no
niistake. And if I was young again,
nothing would suit me better than to
be in your sboes."
Being in tbe humor of story telling,
he related somo racy anecdotes ofthis
people which are still fresh in my mein
ory, one of which I will take the liber-
ty of introducing: In passing tbe out
skirts of Griggsville, we passed a large,
imposiug looking bousc, with green
blinds, and fine spacious barn, and all
in good taste. Said Mr. Reid : "Do you
see that smart looking old gentleman
pruning apple trees by tbe house?
Well, that is a character whose history
is well worth repeating. He is now
known as 'old Bill Jarvis.' Thirty years
ago he was the rougbest and strongest
man in this county. He was also very
wicked aud profane; and his conver
sion, some tweuty-five years ago, wasa
seven-days' wondcr. In his youth he
was very quarrelsome, and could not be
made to go to school ; and be seemed
happy only when oreating cocsterna
tion among well disposed people. But
since hisconversion he has been quite
a new man, a thrifty farmer and a con-
sisteut member of the orthodox church
In business he has been very successful
although as ignorant as an nx. Avarice
is now bis besettiug sin. He owns oue
of the beat wool and sugai farms iu the
Directly Uncle George's face became
radiant with an oleaginons glow, when
be continucd, "I'm thinking of Bill
Jarvis' prayer. Soon after his conver
sion there was another revival of reli
gion out at Giiggsville, when a party of
us from Scroggs River went out there
one Sunday evening. lt happened on
that particular Sunday some fresh out
rage bad been couimittcd, aud the local
preacher waxed eloqueut over tbe sins
of the place but he claimed there was
hope of tne conversion of even the vil
est, and that Brother William Jarvis
was a living example, whereupon our
Scroggs River clergymau said he would
like to hear tbe experience of Brother
William Jarvis from his own lips. Then
Bill rose up and said hc hoped to be
excused since he was not an cdicated
man. William remarked, 'My strong
hold is in prayer,' and asking all to
unite with him, he continued as fol
lowsf 'Oh, Lord,'thon art raignty and
all wise. Thou knowest all things ; bnt,
oh God, you don't begin to know the
deviltry that is going on right now in
Griggsville!' Herearufflan, an early co
temporary, but of more 'edication' than
Bill Jarvis, gave a hoarse laugh, when
Bill shnt right up and said not another
word." After a refreshing laugh ho
continued, "but since you will have to
board in his faniily yoa will soon be
able to confirm or deny some of tbe
stories tbat are told of him. For my
part I think he is a diamond in the
rongh. His hired help .say he bas a
wonderful staying power in prayer, be
tween the seasons or on rainy days, but
in haying or sugaring time, if he does
not skip altogether, he makes a three
minute prayer suffice." And so one
story followed another, but the general
dnffc seemed to be to 6bow that the
place had been appropriately named :
half acre !"
The two weeks before the school was
to commenco, 1 put in most pleasantly
visiting at Uncle' G orge's. I may here
mention that his wife and children were
haudsome, intelligent, amiable, and the
whole family in perfect harmony. And
so it should be with all families.
But I was impatient to get at work
in my school and to know. tbe worst or
bcst as soon as possible. Indeed I made
it a point to spend three days in the
district before the school commenced iu
visiting about and especially in making
the acquaintance of tbe bullies afore
mentioned. I fancied I migbt accomp
lisb through a little diplomacy what
might cost broken bones otherwise. At
all events I was determined that the
bad element should botb like and re
spect me. This being accomplished I
felt tbat tbe coast would be tolerably
clear. It was insisted by the good Un
cle George, that I should come to
Scroggs River on every Saturday and
stop over Sunday with him, when he
would drive me out to the school on
Monday morning. This of itself wasl
delightful to anticipate.
So on the Monday morning after the
Thanksgiving day of that year, I was
up betinies and out to Griggsville
school house a full hour before it was
time to bcgin school. In a sbort time
some lorty neatly dressed and tidy
looking pupils made their appearance.
But I was not a little abashed to find
some grown up young ladies who ex-
pected to receive instruction from tho
new school master. One of these in-
foruied me tbat she had herself taught
a school the past summer over in New
Hampshire. Another had a school en
gaged for the next spring, and the third
one (a perfect Aniazon) had beon an
operative for the past two years in a
Lowell factory. The first named soon
convinced me tbat she was a disgusting
fraud, for she had brought along a copy
of Young's Night Thoughts, and had
the impcrtineuce to ask me to parse for
bor "personal gratification" a complex
senteuce over which other great minds
had tussled. Although I felt her mo
tive was a base one and that her sole
object was to seo me miss, so she could
report the same to her affinities, tbe
rowdies, of wbom her own brother was
one, yet liavmg come forth from the
academy where I had wrestled with
Young's Night Thoughts, and knowing
myself to be "pat" on that particular
scntencc, and being thus favored by
luck, I assumed the airof great wisdom
and refreshing iunocence of nover hav
ing seen that senteuce before, I rattled
off that "stumper" like one bungry for
oven strouger and more mauly intel-
lectual sustenanco. Sbe expressed
great admiration, and informed me tbat
Mr. Freddie Augustus Noncombat,
from Dartmouth college, who had at-
tempted to teach their school the win
ter before, bad parsed it in quito an
other way; but hor pastor, the Rev
Mr. Moral Suasion of Griggsville, an
examining committee man, said Mr,
Noncombat was wrong and did not
know his business; and Rev Mr. M. S
parsed it exactly as "you done it, and
I know you are right." I begged her
to give my compliments to her honored
pastor and to congratulate him for me
on the spiritual harvest he was reaping
in the sinful village of Griggsville. She
made a desperat effort for a blnsh,
when she said tbat I would soon come
to her house to board. It is to my cred
it tbat I never gave this female cause
to think it impossible for her to rise to
the diguity of my contempt. Here Mis3
Mebitable Griggs, the young lady who
had a school secured for the spring.
stepped forward with a GreenleaPs.
aritbmetic iu her hand and requested
me to do a certain tough sum near the
end of that book. But my dignity
would not permit a second dose of such
I went about my ecbool duties with a
brave audresolute heart, and in ashort
time had everything well organizedand
in good working order. As can be well
imagincd I was very happy. I knew
was loved by my school and felt that I
hadwon thehigliest respect of the whol
community, including tbe little auto
crat, Rev. Mr. Moral Suasiou. The lat
ter gentleman fairly gushed in his pul
pit over my success as a moral suasion
ist. On telling Uncle George himself,
he said he heartily congratulated me.
but added : "Don't you count too mucb
on the reform of those scoundrels, for
know the breed bettor than you do
The fact is Zeke A. aud his partners are
only biding their time they have got
devils in 'eni biggcr than woodchucks
and they have now behaved themselves
so long they must just be spoiling for
muss. Take my advice and not trust
them too far, for they are plajing pos
sum, or like muies, they are waiting for
a square kick."
I soon found tbat he was quite' cor
rect, for after the first half of the school
Avas over. it was only too evident that
the evil disposed were heartily tired
well doing, and they found it quite im
possible to keep longer within the
bounds ot propriety. And it was only
out of the real respect that they had
for me, that they kept from overt acts
And I liad reason to beliove that they
regretted that they had formed so great
an attacbment for me personally. But
as it was in their blood, so tbe disease
was bound to come to the surface. And
by degrees the ring-leaders resorted to
all tho little irritating tricks to make
my life sour. Those who have tnught
school know just what I mean when I
say that they made no effort at study,
but were cunning enough to go just far
enough to keep tbe master's hands off
I need not rocount the little vexa-
tions I submitted to for full four weeks
torture before it was made certain
that I had to enforce order and obedi-
ence or abandon the field inglorionsly.
My pedagogue life became a burden to
me, and I was only too anxions to have
matters pfecipitated. It seems thnt
previously the pupils had been allowed
chew their native spruce gum during
school hours. I put a stop to tbat vul
gar habit at the start. But some of tbe
rls, who, having a little of the spirit
insubordination, commenced again,
compelling me to threaten to severely
whip the first trespasser. The very next
day one of my favorites the bright
eyed and sparkling Lizzie B. was
cbewing gum. Notwithstanding she
as fourteen years old, I called her
upon the. floor, ordered her to put ber
shoe ou the gum, took her hand and
gave it a stingingchastisement with my
ruler. (Some years later I saw this
same Lizzie B., then known and honor
ed as Mrs. Dr. C, and the acknowledg
ed belle of a California ball room. Sbe
danced with me ou condition I would
not refer ever again to spruce gum.)
While I was puuishing this willful
little miss, Zeke A. was "gritting" his
teeth and trying to look courageous.
Tbe next day noon on coming to the
school .house I found the stovo pipe
knocked down and tho room full of
smoke. I kept perfectly cool until I
had everything in order, when I asked
e name of the offender. I was oblig
ed to wait some momcnts for an an
swer, since tbe wboleschool, seemiugly,
was afraid to expose tbe guilty one. I
then said, "Is it possible tbat no ono of
you has the courage to do right?"
Whereupon Miss Dorcas Jones, the for
mer Lowell operative, rose iu her place
and said: "I'm not afraid to tell Tim
Baker kicked it'down, and he said he
would like to"sco if you darcd to lay a
hand on him, and said he wantod to see if
you wasas spunky as you looked." Imay
here add that Miss Jones'wasfullSO years
old and woigbed 180 Ibs., without being
very flesby either ! I bad much respect
for her, for she was not only studious,
but felt the importance of acquiring
somo education, which adverse circum
stances had denied her iu her youth
And she regarded her school privileges
as something worth fighting for if nec
essary, and I verily believe she would
have lent a powerfnl help to her teach
er if necessary. As soon as sbe took
her seat Timotby Baker cricd out loud,
'You are a liar." Then a balf-dozan oth
er girls rose and confirmed all she had
said. I was in the humor for making
an example of this follow, and I sent
out and had a large stick cut and I gave
iin a castigation tbat be remembers to
this day if liviug. Tim B. was the
youngest and smallest of the trio. He
evidently expected tbe active assist
anceofhis cronies, but those wotthies
reinained quietly iu their seats, looked
black and gritted their teeth.
Directly, wben recess time came,
they Btarted out with ominous looks,
but neither of the three entered again
that afternoon. Nor did they put iu un
appearance for nearly a week. In the
mean time I heard of tbeir caucussiug
with bo me bullies of a neigbboring dis
trict, and attemptiug to forni au ofiens-
ive and defensive alliance with the
view as publicly proclaimcd, of "clean
ing out" all school masters ! The ruffi
ans raanaged to send me offensive me-
sages daily. The sum and substance of
them all was to the eflect that tbey in
tended to have my scalp within a few
days. And I felt it to be only a ques
tion of courage whether they did not
murder me outright. Zeke A. sent me
word by hia little sistor that the next
time I would have to take a man of my
size, and "mighty soon, too."
So impressed were the children that
the school was to be broken up and I to
receive bodily barm, tbat all were filled
with poignant sorrow. Two or three of
the more delicate little girls were mad
"down sick." Aud there was great ex
citement among all of tbe well disposed
people of the district. An informal
meeting of about a dozen of tbe most
influential of the citizens was held at
which I was invited to be present
There was a unanimous sentimcut in
favor of sustainiug mo at all hazards.
Each one of them waxed eloqnentover
tbe progress their children had made
aud my discipliue was highly approved
and all expressed the bclief that a crisis
was at hand, and they wanted to heai
from me as to my faith in my ability t
cope with tho blackguards. Tbey vol
nnteered to render me any physical ai
I might require. One of them, Mr.
George Parker, (a powerful yotmg man
living nearest to the school house, told
me if Zeke A. and his gang offcred re
sistance, and especially if they imported
any shouldcr stnkers from another dis
trict, he would regard it a great favor if
I wonld send bis little danghter to hi
at once, tvIicu he would come. He ad
ded "bat he sure and tell her whether
shall'bring with me an ox goad or
axe handle !"
As modestly as I could I told them
bad taken the school with much diffl
dence since it was my first one, that be
fore hand I had been advised of its bad
, reputation and that Ihad no faalt
find and no fears of personal barm,
ough blood might be shed and bones
broken before the term closed, that
tbeir indignant sentimcnt had reassured
me, for I now felt that I had the unan
imous syrupatby of all the right minded
people of the district and this was all I
wanted. I took tbe occasion to tell
tbem tbat their state and township laws
shouTd keep such characters out of tho
bool house, and that two of the three
disturbers were past twenty-oue years
age, und I was suro the law could
reach them, since they had no legal
ight to be in the school house any how.
Above all I wished it understood that I
felt myself retfdy to cope with physical
problems whether I was to remain mas
ter or uot.
What little I bad to say delighted
them. In partiug they assured mo that
ot only all tbo morality but most of
the property interest of tbe district was
my back. The rowdies heard of the
meeting and instead of cooliug their ar
dor, it apparently made them more
eager for the fray.
It was given out that they were tobe
reinforced from the "Pino Hill" school
district. In tho mean time I was be-
coming exceedingly nervous, uot from
physical fear, but from anxiety and in
sufferablo suspense. I could not slcep
ights and was fast losing my appotite.
But, I had not much longer to wait, for
the second day noou, during my
absence, tho conspirators re-appeared,
wheu Zeke A. with great profanity,
kicked down the first length of thostove
pipe and stampcd it out flat, and theu
they left. When I arrived upon tho
scene I found nearly all tho girls cryiug.
afiected much unconcern sent for tho
blacksmith, and having tho stove and
things in order, I demaudod tho
ame of this fresh transgressor, when
Miss Dorcas Jones spokc up promptly,
was done by Zeke Archibald; and ho
said "d n tbe school-master's soul ;
I'll see if ho dares to attempt to lick
Ifhe saysa woid tome about tbis
stovo pipe I'll rara it down his throat,
d you can tell him we'll be here to-
morrow afternoon, wheu we will give
him all tho satisfaction'ihe wants !" Sbe
continued, "some wero afraid of him
because he had been drinking rum, and
we.could smell it, and when he went oft'
said to me, 'if you blab on me I'll
cut ofTyour ears.'".
(lo he concluded next week.)
The time is coming around ncraiu
when a man cannot open his window to
shoot at a passing friend without cither
reiuovingor upsettiuga half dozen flow-
At a printers' festival latelv tbo fol
lowing toast was ofiered : "Woman !
becoiul only to tne press iu the dlssem
mination of nws." Tho ladies aro yet
umiecidea wnetber to regard this as a
compliment or otherwise.
A guest at a fashionable hotel took
is seat at the diuner table, but no ono
appearing to wait upon him he remark
ed, "Have tbey any waiters in tbis ho
tel V "Yes," responded a wag on tbo
opposite side of tbe table ; "the board
ers are the waiters."
The first hat of a new fasbion for la
dies is not the result of any particular
dcsign. Ono is finished plain aud tben
sat down upon by tbe bead milliner.
wnatever shape it may take under
pressuro is adopted as the stvle and be-
comes thc pattern for others.
Oilymargarine is sold by the nrocer.
ho tells you it is iust from the cow.
Andsoitis; but the cow is dead and
er fat was used to make it. iBoston
Rev. Dr. Hall said every blado of
grass was a sermon. Tbe next day he
ns amusing himself clipping bis lawn,
ben a parisbioner said : "That's richt
doctor. Cut your scrmous sbort."
"Teach your boy to think for him
self!'' exchiims Bob Iocersoll. Don't
you do it, bub. The minute you differ
it li the old man ne'U boot-iack vou.
Detroit Free Press.
One of onr wbolesaledry-croodshons-
es has a new clerk, whose fatber from
he couutry went iu to see him tbe oth
er dny, and was surprised to Iearn that
all tbe salesmen had nicknames. Ho
sked thc floor-walker whv bis sou was
called "Jury." "Oh," was the reply,
e is nlways sittmg on cases.'ir New
The Baptist Weekly savs: Some
church choirs can make mnre noise
than music. Lately in one of thelthaca
cburches, after an opening piece ofthis
sort, the minister opened the Bible and
vzu,uu ic.iumg iu jicis xxu, "auu auer
the nproar bad ceased."
Fatber: "Charley I seo no iinprovo-
ment in your marks." Charley : "Yes,
papa ; it is lngh time you had a serious
talk with the teacher, or else he'll keep
on that way forever."
A certain Enclish General. beimr at
the point of deatb, opencd his eves. aud
seeiug aconsultation of four physicians,
wno were scanuing cioso y nis beu
side, faintly cxclaimed, "Gentlemen, if
you fire by platoous .its all over with
me," auu mstautly expired.
The Roman Catholic bishop of B
is a most energetic cleric. He received
the other day tbe confession of a little
boy. At tbe close said bis right rover-
ence: "Well, have you auvthine more
to tell me J "No," said the lad depre
ciatingly, "but I'll have more next
"Is your procram full. Miss Beetlo-
crnsher ?" asked a young man of a west-
ern uamsoi wno liaa just struggled out
of the refreshment-room with disap-
liuiuiuieui, m ner eye anu an "oruer of
dances" in her hand. "Program full l"
said the daughter of tho Setting Sun.
" Waal, l guess not ! I haint had noth
ing out a piece of cake and an ice
creain, an' that don't go far toward fill
ing my program, I can tell you."
Boston Commercial Bulletin.
One Sunday nigbt we wero Bitting
out in the moonlight, nnusually silent
almost sad. Suddenly some ono a
poetic-looking man with a gentle, love
ly face said in a low tone, "Did you
ever think of the beautiful lesson the
stars teach us ?" We gave a vagne, ap
prociative murmur, but somo soulless
clod said, "No; whnt ia it?" "How to
'wink," ho answered, with a sad, sweet