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VOL. 1. NO. 24.
JiAITKE, VT., SATTJliDAY, MAY 7, 1898.
PMCE ONE CENT.
The Blue Store
By the Depot, Barre,Vt.
Men's and Boys' Fine
Women's and Children's
GIVE US A CALL.
Your satisfaction is our success.
liny your Suburban Tickets at the
!lue Store on Depot Square'at 6 cts.
SEGEL & BRADY, Prop'rs.
L L Ponies,
The Cigarsto Smoke
For Sale Everywhere.
L. Lewin, M'gr.
180 No. Hain St. Barre, Vt.
We have a good stock ordered, will
arrive this week.
We now have a good stock of
H. L. AYERILL,
28 No. Main St. Tel. 31-3
We Are on Guard
For your interests as well as "iir own.
It means business for us. Every
man, boy and child needs a new
suit for spring, and we carry the
best line in the City at the lowest
We have just received a fine line of
Men's, Hoys' and Children's
Which we will sell cheaper than any
store iu Barre or vicinity ever
We will ofTer for the next 10 days 100
boys' suits with sailor collars,
sizes from 4 to 15 years, at $1.00
a suit ; sold elsewcere for 82.00.
ISriiiii your boy along and get one
Standard Clothing Co.'s Store"
War in Cuba. Full act of Maine disas
ter, catch penny book arc being pub
lished. See that the book contain ti.OO
pa"cs fully illustrated this is tins only
complete history from 18C8tol8!)8 by
1). A. & C. W. Pekkv,
Kit Washington St. Barre.
liUKZELUS LUNCH ROOM.
V II. Bu.zcll, the new proprietor of
the lied Star Lunch Room, puts out to
his customers a chicken pic every Sun
day: beef stew, Monday; chicken stew,
Tii-sdav and Wednesday; lish chowder,
Tmn,d:iv; Msh balls, Friday ; liainburjr
steak Saturday. Oyster stews, clam
chowders, baked beans, coffee and other
refreshments served at all hours.
Kin.. si and most lasting finish inanti
faeiurcd js llie Diamond Wall Finish.
L. M. Averill sole agent.
Why suller with Corns when you
can Imve them removed without paiu
by Mus. S. M. Yoiik, 12 Elm St.
Nui i. i. ! I am prepared to do lirst
ia.s work iu house painting, piM)ur
iiiuigiiig and calsomining. , Orders
llnvaii the mail promptly altonded to.
All my employee are experience I. work
men. No apprentices.
.1. C. DoixiK, 100 Alaiu St.
HAS SEEX-HOT AV0J1K.
COMMODORE GEORGE DEWEY IS AN
OLD NAVAL WARRIOR.
He Was on the SI8isS, Which Wimi
Riddled and Blown f p ut Port UudBon.
Served In Two Attacks Made on Fort
Fisher In 18(11 and 1803.
Commodore George Dewey, whose
fleet of United States warships recently
defeated the Spanish fleet in tho harbor
of Manilla, in the Philippine) islands, is
an old warriur of tho navy who got his
christening of fire aboard tho old steam
sloop Mississippi, under Farragut, iu
the early days of tho civil war. Com
modore Dowey is now about 01 years
old. Ho belougu in Vermont, and he was
appointed to tho Naval academy from
that state in September, 1854. Four
years later, when ho was graduated, ho
was sent aboard tho steam frigate Wa
bash for a cridso in tho Mediterranean.
Dewey got his commission as lieutenant
on April II), 1801, tight (lays after Fort
Sumter was fired
mediately as.siancMl tn
oippi aim tin duty with tho west gulf
squadron. Ho was on tho. MiKsissinni
when sho took part with Farragut's
ucner vessels in lorcing an entrance to
the Mississippi river and again when
COMMODORE GEOIKIl! DF.WEY.
tho fleet ran tho gantlet of fire from
the forts below jJow Orleans in April,
18G2, and forced the surrender of that
city. The ship he was iu belonged to.
Captain Eailey's division of -tho fleet
which attainted Port St. PhiliD.
Tho hottest fight that the Mississippi
ever engaged ia was her last one, and
thts was perhaps as hot as any of the
war. In March, 1803, tho fleet tried to
run by the Confederate batterfes at Port
Hudson. Sonio of the ships got as far
as a narrow part of tho channel, where
they met land batteries almost muzzle
to muzzle, and then they were forced
to retreat. The Mississippi did not get
as far as this. A foggy day had been
cboseu for tho attempt, and this was
soon made moro obsenro by tho smoke
of battle, and nmid this tho Mississippi
lost her bearings and ran ashoro.
Her officers found that sho had struck
just tinder tho guns of a battery iu tho
middle of tho lino of fortifications and
one of tho strongest cf tho lot. In half
an hour 250 shots struck tho vessel, and
she was riddled from end to end. There
was no chanco to hold her, and her
crew took to their boats and lauded on
the opposite side cf tho river after set
ting her on firo. Soon, lightened by tho
loss of tho crow mid by tho fire, sho
drifted oft", and, blazing and saluting
with bursting shells, sho arifted down
tho river, until finally tho firo reached
her magazines, and her career was end
ed iu ono great explosion.
Dowey was next attached to tho fiteam
gunboat Agawan of tho north Atlantic
bkickading squadron, and ho took part
in the two attacks made on Fort Fisher
iu December, 1804, and January, 1805.
lu March, 1805, ho got his commission
as lieutenant commander, and as such
served on the famous old Koarsargo and
on tho Colorado, tho flagship of tho Eu
ropeau squadron, until 1808, when he
was sent Jor service to the Naval acad
emy. His first command was iu 1870,
,i,., i hnA tho Narrauunsett, doing
special service. Ho becamo n commander
in April, 18V a, ami, sun uu m
gansett, was engaged m mating surveys
of the Pacific until 1870, when ho was
made a lighthouse inspector aud later
the secretary of the ngimiousn uouiu.
He commanded the Juniata in tho Asia
tio station in 1883-3, and in September,
1884, was made a captain and put in
charge cf tho Dolphin, then brand new
and ono of tho four vessels which form
ed the original "white squadron." The
following year I'.o was sent to connm.mi
tbo flagship Peusacola ut tho Eiironoau
squadron, aud ho staid tiiero muu
1888, when ho became iuo cmei oi iuu
bureau of equipment and recruiting,
with the ni:!c of commodore. This place
he held until JS03. when ho was made
a men.lH re.' tho liidithouso board. Ho
ot his commissiou as eomuiodoro on
Feb . ISiKf, aud at about tho same
time wa's made president of the board
of inspection ami turvey. Thin place ho
. I. m-t in rmilll'alH! ct
tbo Asiatic nation in January or tins
year. New York Sun.
A member of tho national guard cf
Pittsburg who has been absent from tho
city nearly a year had been wirii.;; his
captain at brier micron iu
inquiring anxiously when ho should re-
Bort for duty, 'iuo cupiam nu.i.. ,
wire several times, but tho thing go
monotonous. When ulTairs assumed
definite ehupu the other night, ho sent
the anxious militiaman, whose surname
was John, a brief telegram. '
Johunv arrived in tho city recently
aud exhibited tho telegram to his corn
tales. It read, " Johuuy, get your gun.
Is In The Hands
American Missionaries Asassinated in Africa.
Aoother Spanish War Vessel Captured
by the Montgomery.
HE CUT THE CABLE AND HAS DESTROYED
ELEVEN SPANISH SHIPS.
Washington, May 7. In brief Dewey states in his
despatch that he silenced the batteries completely. He cut
the cable himself and has the bay and everything else at his
mercy. He has, however, been unable to take possession
of the town of Manila on account of Lick of mn. The ves
sels he destroyed are the Islamic Cuba, Rcina Christina, Cas-
tillia, Don Antonio, Don Juan De Austria and Velaseo.
The cruisers taken are tli3 Elcanr), General Liso, Marquis
Del Duero. The gunboats captured- arcrthV' T e Dr Min-
danso and an armed transport.
expected. It was thought to
arriving. There are niw four
nins several hundred words.
out as translated.
Washington, May 7.
lowing to newspaper men as
May 1. The squadron arrived
morning. We destroyed the battery at Cavite. The
squadron is uninjured an 1 only a few men slightly wounded.
The only means of telegraphing is to the America'! c onsu
at Ilonir Kong. Shall communicate witn him.
Great Loss of Property.
Litti.h Hock,' Ark., May 7. The
Arkansas river is on the rampage and
the damage to properly is unealculaldo.
The loss is unknown. The situation is
serious and is jrrowinjr worse every
hour. Everything' for miles around is
Hooded and several loves have been
And Still Another.
Kex West, May 7. The Spanish
vessel Urig Frasquito has been captur
ed by the Montgomery. It contained
a earro of beef and was brought here
SiF.iiiiA LEONE, Africa .May 7. Ad
ditional advises just received ooiilinns
the reports of asasiuation of four Ameri
can missionaries in a re ieHionicre.
T.us nrsdonarii'.s were scat here iy the
United Brethren ( 'lii i.-l tin Mission of
Confirms the Report,
Washington, May 7. Assistant Sec
retary Yiiiiderlip has just receive I a
cable from a friend on board Hie M.-t'ol-lough
during the battle He says that
the Spanish licet was totally destroyed
and that the best part of it all was thai
no American ships were lo-t r even
Of Secretary Long,
The report is longer than
be one sheet but others are
sheets and the m ;ss-iga con-
'The text of them will be given
Secretary Long read the -fol
Dewey's report: "Manila
at Mal'ma at daybreak '.his
Home, Mav 7. The Vatican issues
an ollicial denial (4 the reports that the
l'ope advises (juceu Regent to meditate.
Cadiz Police Make Arrest.
Cadiz. May 7. A man by the name
of lloyer has been arrested and imprison
ed here tor attempting to telegraph the
details and movements of the Spanish
China Pays Japan.
London, May 7. The representa
tives of China today paid the represen
tatives of Japan, 11.000,000 which is
the balance of the China-Japanese war
indemnity. Japanese troops'will evac
uate Wei Wai Wei immediately.
Treatment of 'Stained Floors.
Stained floois should be restaiued at
least once a year. Have the floor thor
oughly scrubbed aud dried before going
over with tho paint aud varnish. To se
cure the best results the stain should
he put on first and allowed to dry before
the coating of varnish is added. A mix
ture of warm water, soap aud household
ammonia is the best fluid one can use
for cleaning board floors. Never use a
scrubbing brush on a painted, staiued
oi varnished floor. Use a soft mop.
"Master Novels of German Women"
is the title of a much praised book re
cently published in Berlin, which Ik
said to bo au exhaustive review of tho
really good work douo by tho gentler
sex. Among those mentioned are Use
Frapan, Gabriel Reuter aud Ossip Schu
bin, all more or less well known tc
Americans by means of olever translations.
The Effect of Drink.
Senator Yeet has a favorite story
which ho l as told on the occasion of
many a political speech, but, so far as
known, I ever cu the floor of the United
"A tempcranco lecturer was smug
gling against rdris in Kentucky," says
the eenator. "Ho whs talking to a not
very large audience that bad beou
drawn to the ball by curiosity. 'The
effect of alcohol is to shorten life,' said
"An old irau nt the r?ar cf the hall
rose at that juueturo r.ud said, 'You're
"'Why?' inquired tho advocate of
"'Eecauto, sir, I'vo been drinking
for 75 yuirs, end I'm 00 and am likely
to live to bu 100. I am strong euough
to lick you if you'll step outside.'
"'Oh, no doubt, sir! You're an ex
ception, f ir. If you keep on drinking'
The l;ciurer paused.
"'What?' asked tho impatient old
"'If yoa keep on drinking, you'll
have to bo fihot on judgment day.' "
tit. Louis Glebe-Democrat.
VTiy lie Wondered.
A man who went away from borne
Eome timo nj;o to attend n convention of
church fcolo was struck with the
beauty of tho little town in which the
pothering was held. He had plenty of
time, and whilo wandering about walk
ed into tho village cemetery. It was a
beautiful place, aud the delegate walk
ed nrnun.I iimciig the graves. He saw a
monui'iLi t cue (f tho largest in the
cemetc ry, hl;1 read with surprise the
Inscription in it, "A Lawyer aud ou
Honest SliiU . " The delegate scratched
his Lead cud locked at the monument
again. He read tho inscription over and
over. Ihcu Le walked all around the
niouuiiRi:t and examined thu grave
closely. Another man in tho cemetery
iippronJicd and asked him:
"Have you found the grave of an old
"No," said the delegate, "but I was
wondericg huv they came to lury those
two fellows iu cno gravo. " St. Joseph
A Pertinent Query.
Tho litt'o boy was with his mother
at a theater in Louisville. Tho play
was "Jim, tho Penman," aud was tho
sceno where Jim displays 65 100 bank
notes. The iittlo hoy was very inquisi
tive, aud whilo ho heard Jlr. Eag!e
speaking of tho pound notes he asked his
mother how much money a pound was.
. Wkeu ho was told that it was about
5 in American money, he sat silent
and thoughtful for awhile. Then he
said, "Si:;ty-five thousand pounds
would bo quite n big fortune for a man
to have, wouldn't it, mamma?"
Answered iu the affirmative, he
thought for awhile. Then he asked,
"Mamma, if Mr. Kaglo has so much
mency why does ho work so hard at
this theater when ho could bo having a
bully good time spending those bank
notes?" Lcuisvillo Commercial.
Hawthorne and IVAubepine.
Asa li cm de plume fcr a great deal of
hil work Hawthorne nssrme'l tho
French translation of his name. His
stories in Tho Democratic Review of
this timo aro attributed to M. d'Aube
pine. Lowell says of him in his Con
cord address: "You would think mo ex
travagant, I fear, if I said how highly
I rate the genius of Hawthomo in the
history of literature-. At any rate, Haw
thorne taught us cue great. and needful
lesson, and that is that our own past
was an nmplo storehouse for tho bright
est works of imagination and fancy."
Edward Everett Halo in Outlook.
Mr. Liugerly (having riseu to go ns
tho clock strikes 12, suddenly seats him
self again) Of course, dear, you know
that I will ho hero tomorrow night.
Miss Languid (yawning) There
seems to be every indication cf it.
Few persons who aro more than a
little lend of particular varieties of
roses aro awnro of how recent is a real
ly strong individuality iu foreign va
rieties of their favorite flower.
Tho Uloira de Dijon dates from 1853.
The Oeueial Jacqueminot was offered
to tho jiullic iu ISo'.l. Tho Marechal
Kiel (which beautiful rose seems lately
unjustly out of vogue) was perfected in
ISG-i. La France camo in Knitj, Tho
Mmo. Isaao-Percire is of 1880. La
Roiue is almost tho oldest of the hybrids
still beloved, having made its success
The new and assumed varieties now
put forth annually still reach the num
ber of 70 or 80, but the majority of
them have no decisive characteristics
to enable them to hold their own against
others. The American L'eauty and Cath
erine Mermet are the most siguificart
additions within a fnw seasons to thu
general catalogue and cot yet iu univer
sal favor. Harper's Weekly.
Are We Inhuman?
Prate of humanity? Rot I What did
tho United States do to tho ludiaus?
Remember Wind river. Three thousand
red men, women and children were cor
ralled there, and 1,030 of them escaped.
The others? Oh, they couldn't escupol
Weren't able to. They were starved to
death, Dying babes nursed mothers
whoso breasts afforded no nourishment.
Dying mothers nursed dead babes. Hu
manity? Old Tippecanoo, the grandfather of
"Our lieu, " handled tho Indians with
out gloves. Iu one of bis-campaigus ho
suppo'cd his arms bad destroyed every
buck, squaw and puppoose, but one day
a soldier brought to bis tent a fat youug
ster who had escaped tho general mas
sacro by hiding under a tepee. "What
shall I dj with him, general?"
"Kill him," was tho mandate Of
thu " Washington of the West." "Nits
make lice." New York Press.
DRUG STOEE HOURS.
Like the physician and all others Avho minister to human
ills, the druggist holds himself ready to serve the public at
all hours night or day.
At least we do.
It's handy to know beforehand that in case of sickness
in the night or out of regular hours there is a drug stre
that is ready to serve you night or day.
Our drill? store is one of that kind
KENDRICK & CO.
205 X. Main Street. Opposite Depots.
Is the Greatest Improvement in 98
Stand the Test.
6. J. REYNOLDS & S0H.I.
We are Agents
tes, Austin & Co.
jents Furnishings, Books and Stationery.
20 X. MAIN STREET.
don't You Know
That it is getting too warm weather to be stewing over that
hot kitchen stove, baking cookies for the children, then come
to us and test our lint of COOKIES, fresh every week at
2 lbs fo a quarter.
THAT IT IS TIME
To be sowing your little garden plot if Tou expect to indulge
in green goods during the summer, then come and get your
SEEDS of all kinds at the old reliable.
That we have a full line of everything pertaining to the
Grocery Business, then come and see us at Depot Square.
SUIesser & Burnham,
16 Depot Square, The Best Grocers.
DR. E. E. BEEMAN,
Graduate of American
School of Osteopathy, Kirks
8 a. in., to 12 in.
1 p. in. to 4 p. m.
Oilice 04 State St.
The vault at Klinwootl Cemetery will
lie open the fin! day of May and before
hat time for the purpose of removing
the bodies from llie tomb.
1 ti. Cami Sexton-
Who's Got Wheels?
F. W. Nichols
has a line of
the most com-
lete of any in
the city, and he will sell them ut any
price you want. Prices ranging from
820 to SI 25.
A large number of second hand
wheels almoust given away, in tho
Basement of the Nichols
Block. Come and see
One largest size Keros.n Oil Gil
Stove, with Oven, usual price $21.00."
Will sell for cash fo clour at $17.00
This siove caunot explode And rnitsall
L. M, Averill.