COMMEISTCED AUGUST 8, 1837.
,. ST. JOHNSBHRT, VT., ERIDAT, OCT. 29, 1880.
TOLTJME 44 NUMBER 2257.
. C. M. . STONE & CO.,
Opposite the Atlienoeum, St. Jolinsbury, Vt.
TKEMS OF TIIE CALEDONIA:
AUer Jannary 1, 18S0, in Advance.
One year in Caledonia Co. S 1.1 s
Slxmouths, do do
One year out of this coauty J'-JJJ
Stxmonths do do
JFor conveuleuce ln remlttlns, snbscribcrs n
in this cnanty will be cre lited39 wtfeks fr '
Twenty-nlne wecks for ,
S abscrUwrs ont of this county will be crea.
lted 55 weeks for ;
Clerjjymen in servlce, per year.
Remlt by Poat office order, utberw.sa at Sioic. -ber's
Pioh Snbcrlber will find on his paper in con
JSS 3tt Ms name the date to which hehas
p!ld. No other receiptisnecessary.
TM, Triotlnff of all kinds doffe at living pr
!nthB"ni modern machlnery and sklllf ul w
eS and as cheap as ln tbe cities.""
tesal Blanks, Card and Paper stock constantly
Kates of Advertlsing.
One square (1211nes, one incb space) one week, $1.00
Each contlnaance ...............25
Half aqnare (6 lines) one week .75
Jacli contitnianr- - 15
. . ,.w ear teach Hne) 1.00
yj!lK"Sa. Estravs. etc. 1.25
Special Notices, per sunare. one week... ...... .1.23
Each contfnnance 30
Special rates to business advertisers by tbe year.
ISF'AdvertitemenU illiutrated icith CuU, twenty
ftve per etnt, adoanee over ecale ratet. No objectiona
ole adoettUemente received, and nothing but Ugitimte
butinete advertieina tolieited.
Ilardwood Furnlturo and Packinc; Boxes,
Paddock 'V'iUage, St. Jobnsbnry.
E. E. SARGENT,
Gen. Agent JEtna 1.1 fe Ins. Co.,
Bank Block, Railroad St., St. Johnsbnry, Vt.
P. D. BLODGETT & CO.,
Flre and Life Insurance Acents,
Bank Block. Maln St., St. Johnsbnry.
D. A. CLIFFORD,
Caledonlan Bl'k, Main St.. St. Jobnsbnry.
H. E. & D. Q. WOODRUFF,
Stoves and Tluware,
Kallroad Street, St. Johnsbnry.
C. M. STONE & CO.,
Agents for Claremont Book Blndery,
Opposite the Athenaium,
Froprletor of I'addock Iron IVorks,
St. Johnsbnry. Jobblng done to order.
O. P. BENNETT,
Dealer ln Slarble Work of All Klnds.
Jfear Passenger Depot, St. Jobnsbnry.
CHAS. A. AIKEN,
Plano-forte Tnner, St. Johnsbury Ctr.
Orders left at Howard & Kowell's, at the Plain.
S. T. BROOKS.M. D.,
Practlclnc; Physlcian and Surgeon,
OBlco at nsidence, opp. the Bakery, St. Jobnsbnry
MATTHEWS & PETTINGILL,
Dininc rtooms, Fruit and Ice Cream,
Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury.
W. H. NELSON, Agt.,
Sheet Muslc, Books, Slaslcal Mercbandlse,
Eastern Avenne, St. Johnsbury.
ST. JOHNSBURY CLOTHING CO.,
15. T.. THAYF.lt, Proprletor,
1'KED T. PARKER, Manaer,
Cor. Maln and Csntral Streets, St. Johnsbnry.
S. H. SPARHAWK, M D.,
Honioeopathlc Physlcian and Surjreon.
(Succc.or to Dr. Cuthing.)
Office & resldtnce in Athenasnm House, Maln St.
MILLER &. RYAN,
Manufactnrers and Dealers in
Carrlagrs and Carriage Stock,
Opp. Passenger Depot, St. Jobnsbnry.
SEVERANCE &. AYER,
Paddock Villago, St. Johnsbnry.
AU kinds of Jobbing done to order.
E. & T. FA1RBANKS &. CO.,
Dry Goods, Clothlnc;, Carpetlncjs, Paper
Hanclnjrs, Crockery, and Grocerles,
Fairbanks "Village, St. Johnsbnry, Vt.
C. C. BINGHAM,
Drugglst and Phurmacist,
5 Bank Bl'k, Main Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt.
BELDEN & IOE,
Attorneys and Counsellors at lair,
K o. 2, Caledonlan Block, up stalrs. St. Jobnsbnry
HOWARD &. ROWELL,
Watches, Jowelry, Books and.Stationery,
Cor. Main St. and Eastern Avenue., St JohnsbBry
CROSS & BRADLEY,
Bakers and Confectioners,
Maln Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt.
JOSEPH L. PERKINS, ,
Caledonlan Block, up stalrs, St. Johnsbnry, Vt.
O. H. HALE & CO.,
Dry Goods and Fancy Goods,
A-raptic Blw.w. it. it. wt., St. Jobnsbnry, Vt.
MRS. L. J. FLEETWOOD,
Eastern Ayenne, St. Johnsbury.
A. J. & CHARLES A. WILLARD,
Over Fletcher & Co.'s Store, St. Johnsbnry.
C. A. CALDERWOOD,
Fnrnlture, Cofflns and Caskets,
Odd Fellows' Block, K. B. St., St. Johnsbury.
J. P. OTIS, Attorney at Law,
West Burke, Vermont.
Flne Jexvelry, Dlaaionds, I.adles' and Gents
Watches and Sllver Ware,
241 Westmlnister St, Providence, B. I.
Y tf Orders from the conntry promptly executed
and satisfaction guaranteed.
ST. JOHNSBCRX HOUSE,
Mais Stkxet, st. JoaxsBuar, Vt
JEEBZ DEEW, Propiietor.
Eailboad Stbeet, .... St. Johssbdbt, Vt
B. G. HOWE, Proprletor.
,u-ad Stbebt, .... St; JoHSjBDBr, Vt
ZiSPARD B. FLINT, Proprietor.
S. H. SEYMOUR
A flrsUshua Hotel, with all the modern
msntt. Accommodations for 300 guests.r0Te
FIFTH AVENUE IIOTKL,
BBOADvfAT, New Toek.
A first-class house in every particnlar.
HirCHCOCg, DARLING &. CO., Proprietora.
THE GRAND PACIFIC HOTEL,
A flrat-class hotel ln every respect, -with 500 room .
iisrgesmoaerate. ifiu.li. IJKAJiJJ &CO.. Pro-
Sau'l M. Tdbsee.
Ttleb B. Gaskeix.
UNITED STATES HOTEL.
lSSfVli"8 Tery eentre of lhe cIr Tle best
HoiMB.for bnInes men. JffeaUd by
Tt H. JXeDONALD, Proprtotor.
St. Jolinsbury & lake Champlain Railroad.
Uctober 4, 1880.
TBAISS MOVISO EAST.
MATL Leaves Swanton G.OO a. m., Cambridge
Junction 7.1 J, Hardwick 8.24, East Hardwick b3q
Greensboro 8.46, Walden 9.12, Danville 9.35 St.
Jobnsbnry arrive 10.10 Ieave 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 5.5? p. m.
EXPRESS Leaves Swanton 3.35 p. m.. Cam
bridge Junction 7.02, Hardwick 8.25, East Hard
wick 3.3-;, Greensboro 8 40, Walden 9.10, Danville
9.29, arrive St. Johnsbury 10.00 p. m.
illXED St. Johiubury to Lunenburg Leaves
St. Jobnbbury 4.46 p. m., E. St. Jobnsburv 5.03, AV.
t.'uneord 5.25. iiiles Pond 6 03, E. Concord 6.22, ar
rive j.unenuurg u. u p. m.
TEAISS MOV7SO WEST.
MAIL Leaves Portland 8.23 a. m. Lunenburg
1 -35, p. m., East Concord 1.47, Milcs Pond 1.56,
Wuat Concord 2.17, EastSt. Jolinsbury 2.28, arrive
St. Jobusbury2.40, leavcs4.45, Danville 5.20, Wal
den 5.44, Greensboro 6.08, East Hardwick 6.16,
Hardwick 6.28. Cambridge Junction 7.43, arrives
at Swanton at 9.10 p. m.
EXPEESS Leaves St. Jobnsbnry 6 50 a. m.,
Danville 7.21. Walden 7.42, Greensboro 8.05, t.
Hardwick 8.13, . Hardwick 8.23, Cambridge
Junction 9.34, liaquam Pay 11.15 a. m.
MIXED Zunn6ury to St. Johmbury Leaves
i.uucuuurg du a. m., x.. uoncora oju, juues lona
7.03, West Concord 7.45, E. St. Jobnsbnry E05, ar
rive St. Jobnsbnry 8J0 a. m.
Fassumpstc Kallroad. October 4, 1880.
TKAISS SOUTD LEAVE ST. JOHXSBUET.
MallTraln. 10:15 a.m
Day Exprpss, 3:05 p. m.
Accommoaauon. 9:U0p. m,
Nigbt Train, . 12:44 a. m,
TBAIN8 KOBTU LEAVE ST. JOHXSBUBT.
Accommodation, 12:05 n.m.
Day Express, 3:05 p. m.
MallTraln, 4:43 p.m.
.iiRui, Ainja x:ii a. m.
St. Johnsbury Church Directory.
Advent Paildnrlr Villairtt. Snhhath Kririrs. nf
10:30 a. m. 1:45 and 6:30 n. m. Sabbath Scbool 12
m. Prayer Meetings at 7:30 p. m. Sunday, Tuesday
and Friaay evenings.
Savtitt Railroad Street. Corner irajl- Tiftv.
E. T. Sandford. Pastnr. Prcar.hinir 10:30 a. m.
School 12 it. Prayer meetine 6.30. Prayer meet
ing Wednesday evening at 7:30.
Frte Savtilt Main Ktrpftt. Cnrnpr Pmmppt.
Bev. C. S.Erost, Pastor. Besidence at Mrs.Jobn
G. Cbubb'g Spring St. Sabbath services, 10-30 a.
U and 6:30 p. M. Sabbath School at 12 u. Praver
meetlng Wednesday evening at 7:30.
Church of the Mettiah (TJniversalist.) Eastern
avenue. corner Cherry street. Eev. B. M. Tillot-
Sabbath School at 12 M. Wednesday evening meeU
Methodilt Central street. Ufiv. T.. R. T.ocki
Pastor. ltesidence head of Summer street. Sab
bath services at 10:30 A. M., and 6:30 p. u. Sabbath
School at 12 M. Wednesday evening meetlng at
North Oonarenational.'Hiin street. corner of
Church. Bev. Henry W. Jones, Tastor. Sabbath
services at 10:30 A. u., and 6:30 P. u. Sabbath
School at 1:45 P. M. Wednesday evening meeting
JSoutA Gonoreoational Main street. Bev. Ed.
ward T. Fairbanks. Pastor. Sabbath services at
10:30 a. M., and 6:30 p. u. Sabbath School at 12 M.
Wednesday evening meeting at 7:30.
Presbuttrian Church Bev. W. E. Laird. ms.
tor. Services at Prcsbyterian Hall, every Sab
bath at 10:30 a. m.. 3:00 u. m. Sabbath school 2:0U.
Prayer meeting 630. ltible reading Wednesday
St. Andrew't (Episcopal,) Main street. Eev.
N. P. Putnam, Bector. Services on Snndays at
10:30 a. m., and 5 p. m. Holy days and 1'ridays at
8 a. m. Wednesdavs at 7:30 n. m. Snndav School.
at 3:30 p. m.
Jloman Oatholie Cherrv Street. Bev. J. A.
Boissonnanlt. Parish Priest. Mass 8 and 10 a. m :
vesDcrs and Benediction at 3 n. m. On the
second Sunday of tbe montb, service at 8:30 a. m.,
and 4 p. m. At l.yndonville same day at 10:30 a. m.
T. II. O. A Meetina at the rooms of the V. M.
C. A., Brown's Bnilding, Main Street, Sunday
mornings at :3U, aionuay evemngs at 7:JU.
East St. Johnsbury.
Oongregational. Bev. P. B. Phelps, Pastor.
Sundav services at 10.45 a. m. and 6.30 n. m. Sab
bath school at 12.00. Wednesday evenihg meeting
at O.JU ; Axperience ana .nquiry meeting at par
sonage, Friday evening at 6.30.
J. Morse, Pastor. Sunday
St. Johnsbury Athenreum.
iiorory and Reading-Eoom, Free to all. Open
from 9 a. H. to 12 M. ; from 2 to 6 P. M., and from
i w a i- aafcuraay evemngs.
Wettern Cnum and Tt. International'm Post
umce, lain bt. Open from 8 a. m.. to 9 n. m. Sun
davs, 9 to 10 a. m., 5 to 6 p. m. Uight messages at
St. Jolms'bury Post Office.
ABBIYAt. AND CEPABTCBB OF
Boston and intermediate offices. Arrive 4:40 p
m. Closa 9:30 am. i, .
Boston throngh maiL Anive 2:17 a m. Close
8:00 v m.
New Tork and the West. Arrive 2:17 a m and
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
Close 4:00 1) m.
Portland and tho East. Arrive 3:00 p m. Close
9:30 a m.
Swanton and intermediato offices. Arrive 10:15
a m. Close 4:00 p ni.
Waterford. Arrive 8:20 a m. Close 4:00 p m.
North Danville. Arrive 9.30 a m. Close 10:30
West Concord and East St. Johnsbury. Arrive
10:15 a m. Clgse 4: p m.
CHAS. P. CARPENTEK. 2d, P. M.
Tho Summer Campaign
is jnst oncned and I have just received a car load
nis car luau cunsisis oi au ine laiess aiyies,
vervthini? in the Ton and Onen Hne. I have
flne8t assortment of Phaetons ever before oftered,
consistinirof-two and three snrinfis trimmed in
Cloth and Leather. Brewster Side Bars, a flner
Carriage thau can be found in Vermont. These
Carnagea have Steel's Patent Axles, also Ives Sc
Millers Axles. Topstrimmed with Holsey & Sons'
Best Enameled Leather, inside trimmed with best
uerman lsroaa jiotn, warrantea not to fade. Col
ors, blue, brown and green. Now is a chance to
puiuun a carriage twenty per cent- cneaper than
Can be boneht of mr rrmpvrn 4n TAnnnnf T
convince any man that this statement is trne by.
au a new biock OX
Double and Singlet Nictle and Kubber !the Urgest
assortment in the etate, and a better Ilarnesa by
Five Dollara than can be aold bv anv ilanufactnr-
er in Vermont. Every Ilarnesa warranted hand
made and Oak Leather. I will here eay that it has
been said hv Carriaire Bmlders in thia aection and
surronndings, that my -warrant is not ood; that I
aui uutn aiauiuuci.urer. cvcry carriage uuiu im
represented Juat -what it is. and every Carriage
sold and warranted will be backed to the lettcr, and
! Have G0T THE M0NEY To Do It
I bny of first class flrms, and bny with cash at
the Bottom Prices, and I can csll lower than the
Still at the Old Stand,
Second Block South ot Court House, Main Street.
H. C. MOOEE
P. S. A New Haven Pbaeton, which has been
nsed a iitue, wnicn cost ?33u wui oe com at
St. Jobnsbnry, Jul 14. ti
R. I-I. -E D D Y .
No. 76 State Street, opposite Kilby Street Boston
Secures patents in tbe TJnited States; also in
Great Britain, France and other foreign countries.
Conies of the cJaims oi any Patent zurnished bv
remitting one dollar. Assignmenta recorded at
Washington. Aoagencyin the vmtta staut p
Mxcx runerior faeuitiet for obtainina Tattntt
acertaimng the patentability of intentiont. TL H.
X regrd Mr. Eddy as one of the most snccessfnl
Ss tcaiaVle PractiUoners with whom I bavehad
uinwii iuiertouriB. CHAS.MASON.
,,T . . Commisioner of Patents.
T iTpl? " person more trnst
""ij W secnnog ror them an
early and favorable consideratlon at the Patent Of.
flce.' EDMTJND BURKE, late Conunissioner oi
Boston, October 19, 1876.
K.H. EDDT, Esq. DearSir: yon procnred for
me, in 1840, my first patent. Sincethen yon have
acted for and adviaed me in bnndreds of cases, and
frocnredmany patents, reissnes and eitenslons.
have occasiosally emploTed the bett agencies in
New Tork, Philadelphia and Washington, bnt 1
still ffive von alTnoat th whnlA nf mv KntnM. u.
your line and advise others to employ yon. '
xonrs trnlT, UZUiUtK DBAPEB,
Boston, Jn. 1, 1S. ly
I am hammering at the anvil,
I am holding at tbe plow ;
0 Death I I hear your aummons,
Bntl cannot beed it now;
Kno w yon not that stocks are rising f
Sce you not Pm pushing on
Bnying, bnilding, schemlng, thrivingt
Half my lif e-work not yet done.
Day by day the apikes are driven,
Day by day the rails go down;
Wben the work and worry'a ended,
Mine the richcs and rcnown,
Then bnt waiting for the grasping
Civic bonors loom before ;
1 xnust win them, when I wear them,
Death, I'll drop the laboring oar.
Nol I cannot heedyonr aummons;
See you not I've work to do !
When my three-score years are over,
Then, O Death, IH think of you;
Then, Tll listen to your calling, -
Bid my sonl of every load;
Gird me readyfor the journey,
Trim my lamps, and mark the road.
Lightly, then, Pll reach the river,
Stoutly breast the rolling tide,
ObI givetime toface the Jndgment
tVaiting on the other aidel
When ahl how your bony flngers
S train my heart-strings, chill my brew
Death I O erasp me not so tigbtly
Wait, nntil ....
Death answers Now !
Grant, O Gsd, may J be ready
Wben thy messenger sball come,
Tbongb the iron sball be shapeless,
Though the plow be in the loam ;
Whatsoe'er my earthly losses,
Whatsoe'er life blessings be ;
May my triumphs and my crosses
Bring me nearer, Lord, to Thee.
Thou canst make the awful aummons
A ngels1 whispers to mine ear ;
Chilllng blood and breaking heart-strings,
Thrills of joy, if Thou artnearl
Waiting, working, praiug, boping,
While the sbadows creep apace ;
Cllnging to Thee resting on Thee,
Death is bnt Thy crowning grace.
Teliz R. Brunot
IWrittenfor the Caledonian.J
My Experience as a Pedagogue.
BY PETER PI.UNKETT.
f Concluded from Last Week.l
I could not have felt the solemnity
of the hour more dceply if I had been
on the eve of a great battle upon the
teuted fltsld, with almost certaiu death
staring me in the face. I hardly heard
or saw anything during that afternoon,
and all the school seemed to be in ftill
sympathy with my feelings. The chil-
dten looked and acted as though some
impending calamity hung over them.
Some wero crying, but none could
study. And it seemed as though that
afternoon would never end. When the
school was dismissed and I had passed
out into the frosty air, I breathed freer,
Wishiug for solitude, I went a round
about direction through the woods to
my boarding house. That week I was
boardinpr at the house of Cnptaiu Wal
hridge, the miller. The niillor was an
excellent good man, but one of those
houest, blunt men, like Uiiclo George,
that said just what he meant, and also
a believer in calling tbiugs by their
His little danghter bad rcached hoine
abead of me, and her distress had uiov
ed the old gentleman deeply. He carae
and met me and poured out his real
scutiments over the situation. When
I asked hiiu what I ougbt to do if Zeke
A. laid violent hands on me, he calmly
replied : "Kill hini as you would a mad
dog." That uigut I could eat no sup
per. I drauk but one cup of tea and
went to bed early, but not a moment of
sleep didlhave duiiqgthe entirenight.
Aud though a bitter cold one, I often
got out of my bed and walked the
chamber lloor, occasionally lookiug ou
upon the cold, uusympatheticmoon and
stars. It is now more than thirty years
sinco those dark hours, and yet I re-
member every little incident and
thought of that time as thongh it were
last week. I felt, indeed, as oue does
just before a great battle, and my 1'eel
ings were wrought up almost to frenzy
I did so long for the end and to know
the worst. I thought of that dear moth
er who was so happy over my success
and whether in joy or sorrow I knew
bad her prayers, and this of itself was
quite sustaining, and above all the
gloom my faith did not desert me. But
I did so loug for the dayligbt and for
the early "candlelight" breakfast hour,
The good miller's family all seemed
to be oppressed as though some im
pending ruin hung over them. Scarce
ly a word was uttered during tbatsilent
breakfast. So soon as it was over,
started across the woods to my little
fortress, to my gloomy little school
house. The day before I had taken th
precaution to take tho key from the
boy whose turn it was to build the fire,
I told bim since he lived so far away
would see that some one else built th
fire for lnm. On my way to school
on that particular moruing, I cut
young hickory about four feet long and
the size of a rake handle. After I had
built the flre, I put my hickory stick i
the big stove long enough to take the
frost ont of tbe same. I then bent
it so both euds met, and felt that I had
a most 6erviceable weapon. I then rau
it down into a knotbole, which wasou
of sigbt, being under my desk. It fitted
in nicely, leaving about three inches
out of the liole, and where no one would
be likely to notice it. Then I took care
to place the-beavy, old-fashioned tongs
out of sight, directly nnder the stove.
where I could grasp them at once in an
emergency. I knew I conld connt upon
them for a trnsty and effective blud
Feeling that come what might, the
ruffians would not fidd me nnarmed,
calmly waited for the school to assem
ble. A sadder and more disconsolate
school it would be hard to find than I
beheld that morning. None ofthechil
dren seemed inclined to study. I have
forgotten to mention that I found all of
the books belonging to Miss Jones cut
to pieces and scattered over the floor,
and good evidence that during the
ight, some one had entered a win
ow.to commit so dastardly an ontrage.
Of course I ' was satisficd who did it,
though it could not be proven.
During the entire morning, every
time the.door opened all the school
turued to see who was to enter, and es
pecting as I did the appearance of Zeke
aud his crouies. But wc were doom-
ed to disappointmeut. The long fore
noon pussed at last, aud when I took
my haggard looks to the dinner table
of Capt. Walbridge bis queenly little
danghter, Hester, of eleven summers,
burst into tears. Her mother remark
ed, "Mr. Pluukett, we all sympathize
with you very much, but the grief of
this child has been something painful ;
but now her tears have come to her re-
lief, I hope she will feel better. Yes-
terday evening when I asked her why
she was so sad, she told ne that she
Ioved her school, and her teacher was
so patient and good to us all, aud we
are so afraid Zeke Archibald will hurt
him.'" Upon my recomendation she
was permitted to remain at home that
afternoon. Her uearly grown sister and
little brother had their hearts-gladden-ed
by the serious tragedy of that after
Riglit here I beg you to pause and
say a few words respecting my synipa-
thetic little fiiend, Hester Walbridge,
who was one of those peculiar, thought-
fnl, "old womauly" children that one
rately sees more than once or twico in
a life-time, and for whom even tbe most
expurienced men of the world have
deep aud profound respect. Aud these
are the children of all others that are
eaily adiuitled to tbe private family
councils of their pareuts, and upon
whom the grar.d-parents learu to lean
with sucli Ioving trust. It was so with
littleHesterW. Andshewasso eminent
ly proper and methodical in all things,
so stroug in mind aud so sweet in mau
uers, 1 useu to piayiuiiy call uer "my
little Danie." Had she been a few years
older, tlieve is no telliug what might
have come of that school room sympa
thy. Notwithstauding more than thirty
wiuters have passed since that time, I
confess to the tender, affectiouato inter-
est I took in that child so amiable and
wise aud self-reliant ! It is sucb girls
that make when grown np, the best
of wives and mothers. When mere
children one cannot fuil to recognize in
them the perfect typc of that New Eng-
land cliaracter which has made itself
lelt througbout the length aud breadth
ot pur land. This circumspect, sweet
little maidcn often reminded me of the
Hester of Charles Lamb, the great Brit
ish essayist, of whom he tenderly wrote
"Wben maidens snch as Hester die.
Their pla'ces ye may not'well supply,
Though ye among a thousand try
With vain endeavor."
Seven years afterwards, I visited
Scroygs Eiver, when one morning
took a buggy ride out to tbe old school
house at Griggsville. It was a warm
June morning, and as I approached I
noticed through tho open window a
large bouquet of beautiful wild flowers
upon the teacher's desk. This evidence
ot refinemeut and nfi'ection prepared
me to see in tbe teacher a charming
young hidy, aud whom I found to be
uone other than the "little Danie" of
other years Miss Hester Walbridge,
When I mado myself known, she greet-
ed me with diguifled grace, and as cor-
dially as though I had been a long ab
sent uuclc. Now that woman was
written ou her brow, I felt that 1 was in
the preseuce of a supcrior being. Aud
so I was. And so Vermont state is fa
nious for raising such iucomparablc "be-
When Miss Walbridge fonnd I could
not sparo the time to make auy calls
upon the citizens, she expressed mucl
disappointmeut, and said: "Fatherwill
feel badly not to sce Mr. Flunkett once
more, for even now he often speaks of
you and your kind of 'nioral suasion.'"
Having digressed so far to speak of a
really lovely character, I will be par
doned if I say a few words respecting
oue of Satan's favorite imps, in the per
son of the "Zeke" Archibald, the sworn
enemy of all schools and school masters.
and the terror of small children. This
wretch was twenty-two years old, or
four years older than myself. He was
about sis feet, one or two inches in
heigbt, slender aud "slimpsy," with a
mean, "hang-dog" looking countenance
as one could find any where; and yet
he had such a control over tbebad boys
that they seemed to feel theniselves
honored by hissociety, and only too
willing to do his bidding.
Now we will return to the decisiv
afternoon; the turning point in my
young life : On starting back to school
I felt that I sbould not be again disap
pointed by not meeting with the mnti
neers. Instead of depressing my spir
lts, the thought elated me, for I felt
could not stand the fearful straiu of
snspense and anxiety much longer.
As I approached the school house
noticed my three lambs, with a coup
of common-place looking ronghs from
the Pine Hill district, engaged with
them in a harraless contest of snowball
ing. Before I had rcached them they
stopped tbeir amusement and were evi
dently criticizing my personal appear
ance. When opposite them, they all
saiuted politely except Zeke A., an
though not exactly drunk, his appear
ance was decidedly "rnramy." Althoagh
the crises was right upon me, I never
felt more like fighting in my life, al
though I passed all throngh our civil
war. As I approached them I purpose
ly gave myself the walk aud airs of a
gladiator. Zeke A. looked as though
he had just returned from a sheep-steal-ing
expedition. They followed the
whole school into the house, the strang-
ers taking a double seat upon the back
row, next to that occupied by Zoko A.
and Jim S.
So soon as all was in order, I calmly
surveyed the whole school. Tho silence
was oppressive. One might have heard
a pin drop, although there was an oc-
casional sob heard upon the girl's side
of the house. The children all looked
as though they had assembled toattend
the f uneral of some loved mate. I made
a calm, though I flatter myself an im
pressive talk of some twenty minutes
in length. When I was tbrough, those
who were not crying were tryingtolook
defiant, but there were not many of the
latter. I reviewed the whole sitnatiou,
alluding to the peculiar circumstances
and disgrace in which I found their
school district, how the community had
suffered the shame of having tbeir
school broken up for sevcn winters,
and iu tbe main, owing to the shameful
c'ondu'ct of one bad man, and that one
Iiadnolegalrightin the school. Ithen pa-
thotically adverted to my labors in the
direction of kindness aud moral suasion
how hard I had labored to serve
them and to gain the good will of all,
notwithstandiug their past reputations
as rowdies ; that I was sorely grieved
to think my confidence had been so
grossly abused, and I intimated, iu
manner and terms not to be misundei-
stood, that from that timeforth Ishould
couduct the scbool upon anotber basis,
and my gotifalon would be corporal pun-
ishment; and that it might come to a
word aud a blow ; and before I would
submitto farther disobedience and dis-
respect, tbe blow would be likely to
come first !
Ithen referred to the aggravating out-
rages perpetrated by Baker aud Archi
bald in the matter of the stove-pipe ;
that I had severely whipped Baker for
his offeuse, and that I now proposed to
pay off Atchabald with compound in
terest. Turning to the miscreant, I
quoted his lauguage about "rammiug"
the stove-pipe down my throat. He,
looking more like a dead man than a
live oue, squeaked out faiutly : "Dor
cas Jones is a d d liar, and I'll split
her jaw !" I was guilty of a little gush,
for jumpiug to my feet, I said : "After
I am through with yon, you may have
no jaw of your owu !" To test his
nerves, I made tbe scene as tragic as
possible, and reachiug down tomy knot
hole, I drew forth my well toughened
hickory club aud displayed a little of
my gymnastic power by bringing both
ends together as though it was a com-
mon whip-stock. I then said, "Your
hour has come, for I intend to wear this
out on your worthless body; and I
have this to say to your friends, if any
one of them'attempt to interfere he will
get badly hnrt, if he does not get
I stepped down into the middlc of
the floor, saw that tho tcngs were still
iu the right place, when 1 said : "Eze
kiel Archibald, come here, sir!" "1
shan't do it," he replied. I immediate
ly laid my switch upou the desk and
started up the aisle to the long back,
old-lashioned double seats of those
days, and with the tesolutiou and fcroci-
ty of a tiger, I commauded him to come
fortb. Instead of doing so he braced
both of his feet so as to prevent my
dragging him forth. I sprang upon him
and placing my tbumbs down inside of
his shirt band upon each side of his
neck, and gatheriug np his vest and
coat, I knew it was simply a question
as to which sliould give away first, his
clotbes or the desk. All the strengtl
aud nerve power within me was con
centrated on the "yan'k" I made. The
result was the whole end of the bench
gave way. I followed up my advantage
by dragging him upon his knees, all the
way down the aisle to the main floor,
In the meantime he was screaming,
"You are chokiug me to death." (Aud
I bad taken a twist round his neck-
When I had him in tho main floor I
stood him upon his feet with one hand,
while I reached for the stick with the
other. Then he commenced sbrieking
like one iu the wildest hysterics. As
a sample he cried out : "For God's sake,
school master, do not murder me ! If
you'll let me go tbis time, I will take
my books and never darken tho doorof
the school house again so loug as I
live !" I replied, "Oh, you poor, miser
able, driveliug coward, the lion's skin
has dropped from your pitiful carcass
at last. While I feel in justice to my
self and this long suffering commnnity
I ougbt to break every bone in your
body, I do not really want to harm you,
aud I will take you at your word." And
to show my coutempt for him, I took
him by the ear and led him up to bis
seat, told James Sullivan to hand out
his books, and then led him to the door
aud with a pusb I said, "Go !"
Soon after, I made a raotion for the
unwelcome visitorstoleave, which they
did in a respectful manner, and I bad
the satisfaction of seeing them deeliue
to walk home with their crestfalleu
fnend. All the girls were sobbing, and
on the boy's side those who were not
crying were tretnbliug with excitement.
In the meantime I was fast becoming
as weak as a kittcn. Mv heart was
overflowing with gratitude, and espe
cially to think I had the strength to
master my own passions, and that I had
spilled no blood and broken no bones,
I made a longand feeling addressto my
pnpilp, and then dismissed the school
for that day, since all study was quite
out of the question. The children scam-
pered to their homes in great glee, and
of course greatly exaggerated the trage
dy that did not take place. In their ju
venile eyes I was the hero of heroes,
while Zeke A. was voted to be a cur of j
Wishing to be alone, I followed some
time after; bnt on my way home I had
to pass the house where a married sister
of Archibald lived. She came to the
door and asked me in, and begged me
to tell her just what had taken place;
said she saw her Brother coming with
his books and she felt that something
extraordinary had taken place ; bnt all
she could get out of him was that he
was tbankfnl I did not kill bim, as he
wassurel fully intended to do that
he believed I was a born pirate, and
when she asked what made him think
I intended to kill him, he said, "I could
see it in his eye !" "He complained of
being faint and sick, and when I asked
him if he had been badly beaten, he
said, 'No, he didn't' strke me a blow,
and if he had it would have been the
last of me.' When my. young sister
came-I saw she was crying, I asked her
what she was crying for, she didn't
know only because her brotberZeke had
been in such dauger of being killed."
Feeling that I could afford to be
modest, I had not much to say, more
than to express the opiuion that her
brother Ezekiel was a very bad man.
She replied, "I have had reason to
know that for a long time, and I rejoice
that you have conquered him without
having mairaed him. I am sure he will
keep out of your sight, and I hope in
the future he will avoid thecompauyof
his bad companions."
Before I ietired that night I found I
had made a local hero of myself. The
fathers, and some of the mothers had to
come and congratulate me on my style
of grappling with the enemy. Only
Bev. Mr. Moral Suasion held aloof.
When I did meet that small specimen
of Iiumanity, he presumed to chide me
for having abandoned my moral suasion
creed. I got rid of him by telliug him
I was no longer au allopath, that I had
been convcrted to homeopathy. He
took tbe hint, and said with a twinkle
in his eye : "I have heard, and I be-
lieve that, sometimes, desperate dis
eases require desperate remedies." I
had but little to say myself, and that
made me all the more popular amoug
I will not tire your readers by telling
them of the extra attentions that were
bestowed upon me from tbistime forth
The very next week I was obliged to
go into the family of old Mr. Archibald
to board. The old gentleman treated
me with all the cousideratiou be could
have done the governor of his state,
and privately told me he regarded me
great reformer that I had done
wonders for his wayward son, and he
felt thankful that I was relieved of his
farther attendance in my school, etc,
Soon after this I went to board in the
family of Mr. Patrick Sullivan, fatner
of James. Mr. S. was an bonest, hard-
working and prosperous Irisliman. He
told me he could not bave blamed me if
had killed Zeke A. had he resisted
me, aud it became a qucstiou of scbool
or no school, and of the master's dis
grace ; aud be said furtber, "I told my
Jim that very morning if he lent Zeke
a hand I hoped the master would break
his back !"
From this time forth I had no cause
to complaiu of the depoitment of auy
of the pupils. Even James Sullivan and
Tiniotby Baker vied with each other in
their polite attentions to me in aud out
of school; and they were very studious
when in the school room. And in vari-
ous little ways they evinced a deter
mination to "turn over a new leaf," and
lead better lives.
On going to Scroggs Eiver, I found
my fame had preceded me. Dear old
TJucle George received me with much
warmth. And at bis request I went
over the whole ground. Then in great
glee be exclainied, "I told 'om so at the
start. I said you would die before tbe
rascals had your feet tied under a rail
and that Mr. Zeke Archibald would
find this winter that the tail could
not waggle the dog not much !" Then
assuming a serio-comic air, be added
"but I am not certaiu but Captain Wal
bndge was right Aheu he said you diil
wroug in spariug Zeke's worthless life
If I was not spoiled during the bal
ance of the tenu it was no fault of the
grateful parents in that community,
When the time came for me to leave
them, there were many expressious of
real sorrow. The leading men offercd
to pay me extra wages if I would return
the next winter and keep their school
If I had time and you had the space
to spare, I would like to give some of
the snnny side of that winter's experi
ence ; especially socially and yet I can
well believe the average New England
school master at this day is having
about the same life especially if th
pleasant custom of atlending spelling
and singing schools is kept np ; and th
fun of long and fine sleigh rides (with
dozeu or more in a sleigb) to tho neigh
bonng distncts. Tho master cannot
well help sympathizing with the exn
berant spirits of bis pupils, even if h
has-no natural inclination.
Then, just think, Mr. Editor,
"boarding around;" aud what ic means
in a country of the best livers on earth
and where it was made a point to live
at their best wben the school master's
week came ! I may add, I boarded ff
at least a few days) iu seventeen differ
ent families. Even now those savory
aisiies come np before me, and the per-
tume ot tue iragrant sausage balls, an
many other toothsome dishes still re
mam. What a climate to give zest
theappetite! What long walks to and
froui those remote country school
houses! Howfragrant the coffee and
welcome the greeting ! And then such
roasts, such poultry, chicken-pies, and
all other kinds of pies ! Nor must I for
get the buckwbeat and wafflo cakes I
One might indite whole dissettations
about tho good things that nsed to be
reserved especially for tbe pastor and
le school master in the New England
towns of ye oldeu time. I know not
how it is in this A. D. 1880, but I do
well remember that in the winter of
1848-9, there were no better victuals or
better cooked than was brought ou to
the Griggsville, Vt., tables. It was sim
ply iinpossible to surpass it. And theu,
such cheer! Such romping boys and
bright-eyed, rosy-cheeked girls!
Families that could not afibrd to "en-
tertain" as they would like to their be-
loved school master, were helpcd out
by tbeir more favored, kind and
thonghtful neighbors. I never slighted
such people, (uo gentleman would),
although some half-dozen of tbe "fore-
hauded" families offered to bear the
hole burdeu of "boarding around."
There were many little laughable in-
cideuts wbioh are still fresh iu my
ruemory, and as all pedagogues have
had similar cxperiences, it is uot wortii
the while to repeat them here. I can
not forget a little four years old "John
ny D.," the cooper's son, who was quite
pet of miue. He came to my desk one
day during school hours, and seemed
anxious to relieve his mind, though ap-
parently afraid to do so. To eucourage
iin, I held my head down tobim, wheu
be said in a lisping whisper: "School
master, I think you're coming to our
house to board next week." I asked
bim what made him think so. He re
plied, "Cause I heard nia tell pa she
wanted the scbool master next weuk,
and that be must get some more flour,
buy a new cheese, and seud to Boston
for a keg of oysters !"
I will close this already leugthy pa
per with one humorous, sentimontal
'experience." At Griggsville there re-
sided but one family by the time hon
ored name of Griggs, but much degen-
erated from the "first settler." The
head of this family was a mechanic of
intemperate babits, who worked in a
neighboring town and came home on
Saturday nigbts. He was the father of
Mi3S Mebitable, the young embry'o
school-mistress already referred to
His wife was one of tbe gushing kind,
tiiough a most excellent cook. (I bave
noticed that this kiud generally make
good housekeepers.) The youugest
child was a baby boy, some three
mouths old, wbo had not been cbristen-
ed. That the good motlier was just a
ittle soft the sequel will show. One
moruing on nuticiug my fondness foi
babies, she said : "Your namo is Peter
Plunkett; I don't like tho name of Pe
ter for he denied, you know; but I do
like the name of Plunkett, or Plunkd,
for that is what Mebitable calls you
She says you are a liueal descendant oi
the celebrated French 'Duc de Plunkd,
who as a French Huguenot, was driv'
en out of France by tho edict of Nan
tes.' Our frieud, Mr. Lazarus Scrosras,
who attempted to keep the Griggsville
school two years ago, nanied after him
self tbe boy baby I had at that time,
but wbo died afteiwards, of tbe croup,
but I could not stand the name of Laz
arus, so we called bim Scroggie, and
Mr. Scroggs gave baby a five dollar
gold piece ! Now this little luhby wub
by chubby would feel so fine when he
came to grow up .with tho names of
Plunkd Scroggie Griggie." "But your
baby will not see the five dollar gold
piece this time," I replied, "and then I
am of the opinion that tbe other baby
died from being overweigbted with his
name; and if my name is added thereto
this child wili not live so long as tbe
other oue did." "I've made up mv
mind to call him Pluuke" anyhow,r
said Mrs. G., "and then Mebitable
would be well pleased, for sbe thinks
your name is jnst killing sweet." I said
"That is what I just told you, only it i
not sweet, but both distingue aud kill
ing I admit." About this time I begau
to feel a little silly. However, I flat
tered the mother by telling her that
her baby-boy was both handsome aud
resemblcd his iutber two white lies,
It was my last night at her hospitable
house wheu I showed the scutimentul
white feather. It occurred in this way
and came near anuihilating me. Al
the tea table I noticed that Miss Me
hi table was dressed unusually fine
And at that supper table if possible
the mother was more gushing than ev
Her wnffles and maple syrup wer'
quite delicious. Early in the evening
Miss G. suggested checkers. Tli
mother seemed very nervous and fussy
and soon became involved in a row
with her two or three half grown chil
dren who objected to going to bed an
hour or two earlier than usual. After
a stubborn contest the children yielded
Then the mother's face grew radiant,
but somethiug in her unusual manner
kept my eyes riveted on her. First
sbe brought in one armful of wood af
ter another until she had the woodbox
"heaping full." Then she reached for
the turkey wing and dusted off the
stove hearth, all about the woodbox.
etc, etc, fairly reminding me
"Mother Sarah Battle," of whom
was written, "next to her devotions she
loved a good game of wbist. No one
ever saw Sarah Battle take out her
snufif box when it was her turn to play
or ring for a servant till it was fairly
over.- oue oenevea m no nonsenso
during a game; and then she was in
clined to be figgetty and flustrated nn
less from the Btart every thing about he
was neat and in perfect order. He
motto being : "A clean fire, a clean
hearth, aud the vigor of tbe game
deprecato the manner of Sarah Bat
tle she lives not, alas! to whom I
But, apparently, Mother Grigg had
other fish ,to fry" thau tho game of
whist. For a moment or two she fixed
her approving, half-fdiotfc gaze npon
aud then exclairaed: "There, I
came near forgetting the candles!"
e withdrew to the pantry and (n a
omcnt reappearing with two long
candles, she plnced them ou a side ta
ble and said, "Now Mr. Plunkett, I'll
to bed and you and Mebitable can
play checkers, and then set up as long
you like 1' Not until this last sug-
gestive little speech bad been made,
id her real design penetrated my
thick skull. A shower-bath of ice-wa-
ter would have been a burning sirocco
heat compared to this sentimental
douche. But I was less exncrienced
then. And ao donkcy like 1 arose
from my chair and said : "Mrs. Griggs,
iss Mebitable can sit up as long aa
she plcases, but I am going to bed."
And taking a caudle, I added, "aud I
am going now good night,aud may
you both have pleasant drcamsl"
I had nnt been in bed ten minutes
before I felt I had made of myself an
ungallaut boor; I am of that opinion.
In conclusiou I desire to say that',
with the exception of the proper names
used, tho foiegoing is substantially a
true experience of one of tbe early stu-
dents of your St. Johnsbury Academy,
whose true name is not
Electoral Vote of 1876.
4 New Tork,
5 Khode Island,
11 West Virginia,
When a Cincinnati man sneaksof the
productious of his pen, you never know
wliether he is a literary tellow or a hog-
raiser. Boston Transcript.
"I understaud," said tho Galveston
ecorder, "that you are a coufirmed
runkard." "Dat's whar vou is too
soon.jodge. Iaiu'tbeen conCrnied in
no church yit, but tbe blue-light Bap
tises is giben Satan a heap ob worry
about me." Galveston News.
Au English woman has brou&rht suit
ugainst a cabman for taking her to tbe
wrong tuneral. The Boston Post does
not see why she sbouldn't enjoy riding
after one corpso just as much as anoth
er, as tho drive was over the same road.
Prof. Oldbeig of Washington, recom-
meuds various changes iu the pbarma-
ceutical uomenclature, which are vigor
ously opposed by the druggists, who
iion't propose to be swiudled out oi
their godlike prerogative of chareinc
extra for their Latiu, aad putting dowfi
nve ccnts wortu ot putasu ns teu cents
wortb of potassia pura, tuisc. cum nib.il.
et id est omnes, dissolvcd in aqua, 15
cents extra. Puck.
When old Mis. Bunsbv had trot
through reading in tho paper an ac-
count of the last fire, she turncd her
spectacles from her eyes to tho top of
uer neau auu remarkcu : "If tbe city
firemen would wear the cenerwine
iim-nit stockints. thev wouldu't be a
bustin' of tbeir hose at every fire."
Three Niagara hackmen tried an ar-
gument with Joseph Cook, whom they
took for an ordinary white man, and at
ne t-nd ot thirtceu minutes one was so
nsane that he bas done nothintr since
but murmur "protoplasm," and tbe
other two rctired to weep in mortifica
tion. Who says culture isn't of any use
to a man 1
A TEAGEDY IN TWO ACT3.
Dr. Tanncr'a fjiar. is nnthinrr tli
Democratic paty has fasted 20 years.
iruuK. xi's, oui nor years on coltt
water by a jugfnll. Suuday Voice.
1 he average age of a bog is only fif-
teen years. This always consoles us
when we see a man spreading himself
over four seats in a railwnv rar fRnr.
How Ciima rlinsn liolpa in unnT- i
bows f said a widowed motlier to lmr
only son. Oh, mother I liiil behind tho
sofa when Coloncl Gobler was saying to
.iiaria uiat uo'u taKe nor eveu if you
bad to be thrown in: nnd lm ilwln'r
knowl was there; and so 1 held mv
fnnrrno orwl l.,l..l . 1 V
A hotel is to bn llllilr nt. OllRlinx nrrnr
tbe place where Montgomery charged
iiuu luu cuurges in tno tuture there
will nrobablv be a lonrr wnv nhcnrl nf
He was n trreafc linm nn1 trna tnlbfnr
to a crowd about tho comins local elec-
tion. Said lie. "Jonrn in n rrnnd n.nn.
he is capable, honcst, fearlcss and con
scientioiis. . He will make tho verv
kind of an officer we need hero in Gal
veston. He once saved my life from
dro wning." "Do you really want to seo
Jones electcd?" nniil n cnlnmn.A..
old man. "I do indeed. I'll do anv-
,uiuft i" ' ciucieu. -inen nev
er let anybody know he saved your
life." The meetiug then adjourned.
A few moutbs ago an old gentleman
was seen naiiing a notice on u fence on
the south side of Galveston avenue.
A friend, passing, said : "Why don't
you have tho notice put in the paper,
where neonle enti rnnil if 'vvii
'" said the old gentleman, "if I tnck it to
- me newspaper omco tnem newspaper
T fellers would get it spelied wrong, aud
miui, iuiuk i aian't
knOW hOW tO onfill . Tlm nnt.Vo . .1 .
n "Howze fur rent inchoir on pieVmVv
"Uis "-Galveston News. F y
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