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St. Johnsbury, Vt., Thursday, Jan. 1, 1886.
The date printed on the wrapper or margin
of this imwr thowi the time to which the
subscription is paid. It constitutes a contin
nous receipt, and shows how the subscription
stands at this office. Examine it often, espe
daily immediately after a payment.
- 'If nbscrfbera knew bow much work it would
, ; save to renew their subscriptions a week or two
before thev expire, instead of a week or two
afterwards, more would be thus thomghtfuL
There are a good many small bills due this office
which ' we urgently ask may be settled at once.
Most of the bills are so small that we cannot af
ford to go after them, but the aggregate amount la
what we rely on to pay our bills. If this notice
bits von. vou are the one it is intended to hit
A cootl friend crentlv criticises the
logic in a recent editorial utterance in
The Caledonian. If, besides giving
all the local news every week, we are
expected to be logical, the subscrip
tion price of this paper must be ad
vanced. Certainly no reasonable per
son can expect us to be logical at $1.50
a year. That's an absurdity.
Reer and Cider on the Fair Ground.
IJy voting at its annual meeting
Tuesday not to ask the Fair ground
comnanv to exclude the sale of beer
and cider from its grounds during fairs,
the Agricultural society really gave
countenance to the traffic and practi
cally voted to have these liquors sold
there as one of the speakers put it,
"to tempt our boys to drink, and to
create in-them an appetite for some
thing stroncer." This is the way the
Small-Pox at Montreal.
The mortality from small-pox in
Montreal since the breaking out of the
disease last April lias been fearful as
everybody knows. In the last nine
months of 1885 the deaths reached the
total of 31G3. There were but six
deaths from the disease in April, the
first mouth of the epidemic. The higli
est'fignre reached was in October when
there were 131)3 deaths. In December
the figures were reduced to 165 and still
there are a dozen or more deaths every
week, though the epidemic is pro
nounced at an end.
The Other Side Heard From.
"Howard," the New York corres
pondent of the Boston Globe, begins
an article-on skating rinks with the
statement that in New York they "are
tabooed by decent people for obvious
reasons," and closes it with the state
ment that "there are elegant pris
on pens here in this city, from which
escape is impossible, and the skating
riuk is the first step towards them."
Possibly those who think the religious
journals are "prejudiced" on the skat
ing rink question may be willing to
accept this suggestive bit of testimony
from the other side.
The Real Feeling In the West.
A valued correspondent who has re
cently returned from the West writes
. us concerning Senator Edmunds and
the opposition to his re-election. We
have received many letters of this
character and make a few extracts
from this one as furnishing an illustra
tion of the feeling that exists concern
ing Senator Edmunds and 'the efforts
that are being made to depose him
I find from Western friends, he writes,
that there is an organized effort by in
terested parties to make it appear that
a bitter hostility to Senator Edmunds
exists in the West, in order to create
an impression in Vermont that will
help his enemies. Mr. Edmunds' de
feat, lie continues, by such a man as
Smith would be regarded as a misfor
tune in the West, not only by the best
republicans but by thousands of demo
crats who do not know that there is
such a man as Hiram Atkins.
At the beginning of the week 3850
bills had been introduced into the
house of representatives, and it is es
timated that this number will be in
creased to 12,000 by the end of the
term. For the most part the business
is a huge farce, nothing more nor less
than boys' play, aud very small boys'
play at that. The telegraph despatch
es give some idea of the carelessness
and absence of business principles on
the part of members in introducing
these bills. Of the general pension
bills 75 are identical. The duplicates
aud triplicates run up into the hun
drods. A number of the bills intro
duced since the present session began
passed both houses aud were signed by
the president last winter.
"My father was a blacksmith and
so am I. a . blacksmith. I believe
would be better at an anvil than 1 am
in congress," said Representative Lou-
titt of California the other day. The
house of representatives has altogeth
er too many . blacksmiths, but not one
out of ten have sense enough to know
that they are blacksmiths and never
will be anything else.
The Advertising Agent.
The weekly press of New England
will waste very little sympathy on II.
P. Habbard, the advertising agent of
New Haven, who is "personally em
barrassed." His methods of doing busi
t ness . have ?. personally ; embarrassed j
great many publishers of country pa
pers, who have accepted his advertis
ing contracts on conditions that no
human being could fulfill in an ordi
nary life time, only to be harrassed to
. death with his never-ending postals
- generally demanding the impossible.
He is one of those men who calculate
to reap where they have not sown. If he
carries out his declaration to "treat all
of his creditors fairly" it will be quite
an agreeable change for the creditors.
Hnbbard, and advertising agents of
his kind, have done more than all oilier
influences combined to ruin the busi
ness of newspaper publishing. r We
won't except charcli fairs. ?
Vessels plying the placid Mediter
ranean now have a hidden foe more to
be dreaded than the sharpest reef.
Shipmasters are warned of an erratic
torpedo which has lately broken away
from its moorings, and is drifting about
seeking to entrap some unsuspecting
; My son, there are lots of these hid
den foes in the waters of this ' world.
Guide your craft carefully and keep a
sharp look-ont lest you become entrap
ped before vou know it. : We haven't
room in this issue to give a list of them
all, but rum is one of them, bad reading
is another, and bad company is a third.
With these at the head of a list most
any one can add a dozen more. You
are liable to come upon these hidden
foes any moment and if yon don't learn
how to steer round them, my son, they
will do you more damage than all the
erratic torpedoes in forty Mediterran
eans. Where the Shoe Begins to Pinch.
The New York Post calls attention
to a new phase of the silver question
that is very suggestive. News comes
from Dakota that much agitation exists
there in consequence of instructions
received bv loan agents from their
principals in the East not to make any
further loans on mortgage, or to renew
any, nnless it is stipulated in the con
tract that payment shall be made in
gold or its equivalent. The parties
lending the money lend gold, and be
ing apprehensive that "dollar" may
signify something 20 per cent, less val
uable than gold when the loans become
due, unless an expressed stipulation is
put in the contract, they have ordered
their agents to require such stipulation.
This is an admirable scheme. It
gives our menus or the west a une
opportunity, as the Post says, to retain
for their own use as many of the silver
medals as they succeed in earning.
People hereabouts were given a gen
uine sensation Tuesday when they read
in all the daily papers that the negotia
tions between the Central Vermont and
Boston & Lowell railroads were
brought to a conclusion by the lease of
the Boston & Lowell to the Central
Vermout. "This move of President
Smith," says the report, "is regarded
as one of the shrewdest ever made on
the railroad checkerboard of New Eng
land." There has been a good deal of talk
about Gov. Smith's plans for the ex
tension of the Central Vermont aud
many were inclined to believe the re
port. But the next day it was unquali
fiedly denied. Gov. Smith is reported
to have' said :
"The rumor is as great a surprise to
me as to anyone else and the despatch
in the morning papers was the first in
timation I received that such a report
was in circulation. I have no know
ledge as to the origin ot the rumor.
You can deny the truth of the report
in a most emphatic manner. There is
not the remotest probability of either
the Central Vt. leasing the . Lowell
road or of the Grand Trunk securing
control of the Central Vermont."
The following is given as the prob
able foundation for the report: "The
Central Vermont lias, recently, it is
understood, leased the Burlington &
Lamoille road, and the fact was an
nounced by telegraph to Montreal as a
lease of the B. & L. The initials were
readily translated into the Boston &
Lowell road and hence the error."
Accompanying the publication of
this story was one that the Fitchburg
railroad was negotiating to lease the
Cheshire railroad from Bellows Falls to
Fitchburg, and it is now understood
that these arrangements have been
satisfactorily completed and the Fitch
burg railroad will take possession of
the Cheshire line.
NOTE AND COMMENT.
The Philadelphia Herald suggests
that if you are thinking of turning over
a new leaf at the beginning of the year,
try the leaf that contains the ten com
Mugwumps may begin to hold up
their heads a trifle higher for report
has it that the word "mugwump" will
be inserted in the new dictionaries and
will thus become a legitimate part of
It is said that Sir John Macdouald,
upon his return to Canada, will grant
full and unconditional pardon to all
political prisoners now undergoing
sentence in the Northwest for connec
tion with the recent rebellion in that
Henry N. Hudson, L L. D., of Cam
bridge, Mass., the well known Shake
spearian scholar, who died at his resi
dence last Saturday was a native of
this state. He was born in Cornwall,
January 28, 1814, aud was a graduate
of Middlebury college.
"We are the most urunteu race on
the planet," : says Joseph Cook, "and
the palm for red noses should be
awarded to Irish, Germans and Ameri
cans." Mr. Cook says he hasn't lost all
hope that the republican party will yet
lead a crusade against the liquor inter
The fourth-class postmasters in Ver
mont have received circulars asking
them to call a convention and appoint
delegates to the.. nationals convention
of " postmasters,' which meets in Chica
go next month. What would the high
minded democrats have said had the
republican postmasters started such a
scheme for securing an increase of pay,
and that's just what, the convention is
We have before had occasion to call
attention to the Bnrlington Free Press.
Its prospectus will be found in another
column. Besides being a bright, newsy
paper, "edited with special reference
to the needs of its own constituency in
Vermout," it has the added advantage
of being the first mornings paper to
reach this section of the state. x Bead
the prospectus and then J subscribe : for
Among other curious
port which the civil service commis
sioners are preparing will show that a
very large per cent, of the male candi
dates who have been examined have
been deficient in their knowledge of
the ordinary rules of syntax. It speaks
well for the public schools of the land
that 70 per cent, of the successful can
didates are recent graduates from
TTncannv as seems the idea of cre-
mating the bodies of the dead, it is un
doubtedly growing in public favor.
The society of Medical Jurisprudence
has offered to the New York legisla
ture a bill providing that all persons
who die of contagious diseases shall be
cremated under the direction of the
municipal autharities. .While there is
little hope that this bill will become a
law, the Brooklyn Union says, "It is
certain that popular appreciation of
sanitary science will sooner or later
cause some such law to be passed and
enforced in New York."
The Brattleboro correspondent of
the Springfield Republican notes it as
a gratifying proof of a reform going on
among the newspaper men of this state,
that an editor of oue of the leading re
publican papers in that section has re
turned his annual pass with good and
sufficient reasons for .not accepting
further favors in that line from the
Central railroad influences, the chief of
which is the fact that the free-pass
abuse has become unjustifiable aud
intolerable. Furthermore he says that
similar action has already been taken
by a number of leading men in the
state, and it certainly begins to savor
of cleaner aud wiser politics among the
That the Vermont democracy are not
altogether at peace among themselves
is pretty well understood by those
who are on the ground.. The Wash
iugtou correspondent of the Spring
field Republican says :
Echoes of the strife in the Vermont
democracy reach here every week and
the desks of the cabinet are cluttered
with marked copies of Vermont demo
cratic sheets filled with savage person
al abuse of other democratic editors
aud their friends. A member of the
cabinet said to-day that, judging from
the editorials in the Vermont demo
cratic press, the feuds in that section
must be more fierce thau m any other
section of the country. When inform
ed that uo bloodshed was ever known
to result from these attacks, htt ex
pressed his great surprise.
LOCAL AND TOWN NEWS.
Cold Comfort from Florida.
The reports from the cold weather
in Florida are a trifle conflicting. A
letter from Judge Hovey's son, who is
in Polk county, well down among the
lakes and 300 miles or so south of
Jacksonville, reports the bauanas kill
ed but oranges not much hurt. A let
ter from Orange Park, however, which
is wey north near Jacksonville, says
the mercury stood from 13 to 22 for
several days, that the ground is frozeu
four inches deep aud that the boys are
sliding on the ice in St. Johns river
something that no one ever remembers
before. We expect the truth is that
the northern part of the state, the best
settled and most cultivated, is very
Still They Come.
Pete McDuff put in a claim for the
keg of beer that came into town two
weeks ago addressed to Joseph Ivers..
Being denied this lie asserted his right
to get druuk and did so, sir.ashing
windows, abusing his family, etc. He
was arrested Monday, brought before
Justice N. M. Johnson and fined $9.51
for intoxication. It is getting to be
rather of an interesting question how
and where people in this town get
rum. There's law enough but, some
how, there seems to be rum enough.
Mr. Hall's Lectures.
The series of historical lectures by
Henry Hall of Rutland closed Friday
evening. Thursday evening the tribes,
numbers and civilization of the Ver
mout Indians was treated. Sketches
of relics, etchings, etc., were shown
and the idea advanced that many of
them were the work of a race existing
in this state antedatiug the Indians
Friday evening the subject discussed
was Vermont as a nation from 1777 to
1791. Many curious illustrations of
the manners and customs of the early
Yermonters ot the last century were
given and some of the rough experi
ence noted of the days when people
used to emigrate to ' this state from
New England and New York. Mr,
Hall goes from here to Montpelier
where he thinks of delivering the same
series of lectures.
The adjourned meetiug of the Chau
tanqna circle was held Thursday even
ing. The various officers and . com
mittees appointed were as follows
President, L. L.r Beeman j vice presi
dents, J. S. Weeks, Fred Dalton, C. L.
Page, Miss Laura Jenness ; cor sec,
E. A. Silsby ; rec. sec, E." W. Moore ;
treas., Mrs. David Morrison ; commit
tee on entertainment, E. A. Silsby, Dr.
T. R. Grow, C. H. Uorton, Mrs. C. L.
Page, Miss Rogers; committee on mu
sic, Miss Nellie Matthewsou, George
H. Moore, C. II. Hortou, E. A. Silsby,
A. P. Taft. Over 30 have signified
their intention of joining the circle.
The next meeting will be held next
Thursday evening, Jan. 28.'; 'After the
election of officers Mrs. L. L. Beeman
read a paper on , "Legendary history
of Rome," and P. J. Cowles a paper oh
"The T Pantheon."' After V solo by E.
A. Silsby the meeting adjourned.
"That pic tare is one-sided," said the
Caledouian art critic to a local photog
rapher the other day as he was exhib
iting some of his handiwork, "So was
the face the picture was taken from,"
respouddd the photographer, "and so
is your face i. and everybody else's.
Folks don't; know it,"he continued,
"but they are all built" one-sided. It
re-gL"11'1 alwfty8 noticeable to the ordinary
observer out it is our uusiness to stuuy
faces and we see it. Two profile pic
tures, each representing the different;
sides of the same man's face look dif
ferent and often the difference is very
plainly marked." It is rather, a dis
couraging thought, after all, that we
mortals seem actually to have been cut
bias to start with.
The SummervUle Census.
The census of school district No. 15,
Summerville, just completed by John
N. Gale, produces these figures relat
ing to that village : Whole number of
families 214; number of ; children un
der five years of age 123 j u umber of
children between five and twenty years
of age 272 ; number of persons over
twenty vears of age 467 ; total 865. Of
this number 426 are males and 439 fe
males. There are 157 tobacco users
Number of births during the year 30;
deaths 15. That Summerville is
healthy locality is shown from the fact
that there are now living there 32 per
sons the'sum of whose ages amounts to
2336 years, an average of considerably
over the allotted three score years and
ten. Of the cause of death, con sump
tion leads with five victims, while ty
phoid fever, paralysis, canker-rash,
pneumonia, diabetis, each claim one,
and two died in infancy aud one was
killed on the railroad.
Mrs. G. W. Spencer of St. Johnsbury
is visiting her brother, Rev. II. J-
Cushing and other relatives in thii
Mrs. Ellen C. Fiuney is at Water
bury this week attending the grand
Miss Martha Morgan has gone home
ou account of sickness of her mother.
Rev. J. McDonald goes to Lyndon
ville Thursday to assist in the evening
Judge Humphrey and wife go to St
Johnsbury this week to board for i
while. ; '
The many friends of Frank Phippen
will be glad to learn that he enjoys his
business and new home very much.
There is to be a dramatic entertain
meut by local talent ot this place, in
the course of two or three weeks, at
the hall. '
Greenbank & Son were here Mon
day looking the Moore & Roy proper
tv over with a view to buying. Mr
Greenbank took the train for Concord
N. II., to attend au auction sale of
woolen factory there. It is yet uncer
tain where he will locate.
The cold weather of last week caus
ed considerable delay of business at
the pulp mill aud 'shop ou account of
Warden & Kingsbury have a lot of
fine ash lumber on hand to make into
Quarterly meeting at M. E. church
next Sabbath. Services by Brother
McDonald of East Burke.
. Win. Douglas is pressing about 75
tons of hay for market.
L. W: Russell is buying potatoes for
market. He is paying 50 cents a bushel
for good sorted potatoes.
There are several cases of fever in
town, but none that are considered
The lumbermen have taken hold of
their work with new energy since the
Union meetings are being held three
evenings in each week. A good de
gree of interest is manifested.
II. B. Whittier, formerly employed
iu the store of J. A. Farringtou, has
gone to Rutland to work in the cloth
ing store of Hogau formerly of St.
J. A. Farringtou has hired W. J.
Town as clerk for the remainder of the
Merton D. Wells has been choseu
leader of the baud in place of II. B.
Ella, daughter of Chauncey Goodale,
formerly ot this place, died quite sud
denly iu Brattleboro, Saturday.
The hotel has changed hands, Mi
Fifield of Woodbury having hired the
The Caledonia national bank elected
the following directors: James W.
Simpson, James Crane, George B. Da
vis, John 'A. Farrington, J. B. Mat
tocks. Officers President, James W.
Simpson ; vice president, John A. Far
riugton ; cashier, J. B. Mattocks. Div
dends are declared in April aud Octo
ber. The care with which tiie affairs
of this bank have been managed is told
in the fact that its losses by bad debts
for 20 years amount to ouly $3000.
The uulou meetings which were
commenced the week of prayer are
still continued with much interest.
The young people of the Centre pre
seuted the drama, "The Flower of the
Family, to a small audience last Wed
nesday ; evening. They repeat the
same at the town hall Tuesday even
iug. - - -.' -
The frieuds of Mr. and Mrs. Warren
Sanborn'surprised them on last Friday
afternoon and evening, it being the
twentieth anniversary of their wed
ding. It was a very pleasant occasion.
The young ladies' missionary socie
ty, the Coral Workers, have sent a box
of clothing, etc., valued at $00. to a
missionary in Nebraska. C:
Miss Anna C. Davis still continues
very sick with typhoid fever. Mrs.
Aaron D. Smith is still about the same,
very sick with inflammatory rheuma
tism. Miss Minnie Morris of East Hard
wick finished the painting lessous
which she has been giving in this viN
I age last Saturday. In the evening
she gave a reception to her pupils.
j it lt - j
Mrs. M. L. T. Hidden of Lyndon
spoke very acceptably to a good audi
ence Sunday evening. ' 4
: 'A large number of the - friends and
relatives of Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Kelsey
called upon them Wednesday, Jan. 13,
to remind them of the 20th anniversary
of their; .marriage;" ; A pleasant social
evening was spent and several articles
were left the worthy couple as tokens
of regard and esteem. ,
John Maxwell, the ' blacksmith,
moves this week to Brwnington Cen
tre. Mrs. Alice Morse started Jan. 19 for
a trip to Washington, D. C, in com
pany with Miss Emma Ay er of Dan
ville. After spending a few weeks in
Washington Mrs. Morse expects to re
turn to New Pritaiu, Conn., where she
will stop the remainder of the wintet
with her sister, Mrs. C. S. Ward.
E. Hopkins is training a pair of colts
for L. S. Collins.
Mrs. A. Orcutt is slowly recovering.
The new Advent church at Stannard
is nnany completed and readv tor
paint. ; .
Fernando Lowe of Stannard has sold
his farm to Alvin Breakwood of Vic
tory for $1300. Lowe remains on the
farm until spring.
Singing-school commences next Fri
day night, S. P. Pinney teacher.
The G. A. R. install officers and Mrs.
Hunnington relates her experience of
two years in Andersonyille prison, on
Homer, youngest son of II. Cass, has
been quite ill with intermitent fever
These directors were ejected at the
annual meeting of the Lyudonville na
tional bank : L. B. Harris, J. W. Cope
land, C. D. Bigelow, David Trull, H.
F. Pillsbury. At a meeting of the di
rectors L. B. Harris was elected presi
dent, H. M. Pearl cashier. This bank
was organized in May. 1884. and has
paid a dividend of 2 per cent, every
six months since. It has paid one-half
of the premium ou its United btates
bonds purchased for circulation. The
capital is $75,000. Its deposits aver
age over $50,000. For the past six
months its net profits were over 3 per
The Lyndon savings bank, connect
ed with the national bank, elected for
trustees S. S. Thompson, L. K. Quim
by, I. W. Sanborn, L. B. Harris, H. E.
Folsora, J. W. Copeland, II. M. Pearl.
The officers for the year are : Presi
dent, I. W. Sanborn ; vice president,
L. K. Quimby; treasurer, Ida S. Pearl.
This bank has 644 depositors and $90,
000 on deposit and paid 4 per cent for
its first year's dividend.
At the village meeting last week A.
W. Houghton, I. W. Cunningham and
Aaron Twombly were elected trustees :
I. W. Sanborn clerk ; M. C. Miller,
collector and O. M. Badger chief of
The receipts for rent of Music hall
last year amounted to more than
enough to pay the interest ou the cost
of the building.
James Wallace is much improved
this week and it is hoped he may get
Meetings will be held at the Metho
dist chapel every evening this week
John Bedard has moved to St. Johns
bury where he has bought an interest
in the barber shop near the depot.
Several of our ex-soldiers are about
to join the Grand Army post at St.
The new Congregational church to
be dedicated is at Kirby (not Lyndon,
as printed last week) and the dedica
tion is to Im Tuesday the 20th, not the
24th. This ne of the oldest churches
iiiifjie county, leing organized iu 1825.
Some over $i00 have been expeuded
in remodeling the building and some
$200 more are needed as the local or
ganization is small and rather weak
financially. This being the only church
in town the people did not feel like
letting it die.
Union meetings are being 'held this
week Wednesday and Friday evenings
in the Congregational vestry.
Mr. aud Mrs. L. K. Quimby returned
home from Pawtucket last week.
J. C. Ide is moving into Mrs. Hill's
tenement over Weeks' store.
The house wanning at Dea. Alber
tus Allen's last Thursday evening, was
a very pleasant affair. About 150 per
sons were present.
The religions interest still continues
and meetings will be held every even
iug this week except Saturday.
- In district No. 6 there were iu 1885,
7 deaths and 3 births. In 1884, were
4 deaths and 8 births. Of those who
died in 1885, one was 22, one 29, one 62,
oue 82, one 86, one 87 and one 90 years
old. Consumption caused the death
of three, pneumonia two aud old age
Fire was discovered Sunday evening
in the second story of Ora Bishop's
house. Happily for property owuers
in the vicinity it was discovered in
season to be put out but not till at least
$25 damage was done. Cause un
known. Mrs. Morrill is on the gaiu. Mrs.
McDonald is confined to the house with
a catarrhal trouble.
It is understood that Rev. C. C. Cook
will resign his work here next Sabbath.
Cause, ill health.
The Lyceum still prospers.
The Academy has more students
this term than any winter term in three
Mrs. Helen Hunt is on the sick list.
Dr. Clark goes to the meeting of the
White Mountain Medical society at
Woodsville this week.
Wood is being loaded here and ship
ped to Wells River,
We understand that B. F. Pearl will
soon move to a more congenial clime.
MONROE, N. II.
Drs. Billiard, Tuttle, Hazzleton aud
Clark concluded to make an opening
into Newton Lang's thigh. More thau
a quart of pus was removed and now it
is hoped that he will speedily recover.
Mr. Lang has suffered with hip disease
for more than a year.
The Congregational church, after
much preparation during the week of
prayer and thereafter, voted to enter
upon special revival work under the
help of (evangelist Rev. E. A. Whittier
of Lawrence, Mass. An invitation was
exteuded to the Methodist church to
join in the movement and accepted by
them. Meetings have begun this week.
Ira Kimball and wife of Nebraska
are in town.
Rev. Mr. Whittier held his first
meeting on Tuesday evening and has
continued to have good houses.
The opposition which Murray re
ceived proved a fine thing in the ad
vertising line as he drew a large crowd
who were well paid for their time.
f SOUTH RYEGATE.
The Dairymen's meeting occurred
on Thursday evening. The constitu
tion was read and Rev. J. W. Flagg
made a short address' on the work to
be douS by a club of this kind. He
thought every member was in honor
bound to give all the knowledge he
had on the subjects discussed and iu
return would receive as . much as he
gave. He would advise a library and
reading room at which the best farm
journals would be on file; also blank
book in which valuable information
could be recorded in alphabetical or
der by farmer, which woqld serve fqr
reference af any tjnie. F-or example,
under the head of J'silos" each man
who owned oue woiild. cause to .be
written in brief form his experience in 1
detail. So' with all other important
topics, and in time such a book would
be very valuable. He would urge far
mers to keep full and complete farm
accounts and from these . they could
learn what crop and the kind of work
paid them best. :
fourteen new members were enroll
ed. The topic for the evening was
"How to utilize coarse fodder," led by
Geo. N. Park. He would not shook
corn too soon ; let the ears nearly all
be glazed. He would . not make the
shocks too large; when husked pack
fodder in straw a layer of eacli and
tramp solid ; feeds it cut and wets with
hot water, and combines food by mix
ing clover hay with the straw and corn
fodder and puts on meal. He thinks
it necessary to mix the meal with the
fodder in order to get the full benefit
ot the meal. He considers clover hay
cut. in the blossom and good corn fod
der half and half as being better than
the best timothy hay and can keep 15
head ot cattle by his method better
than 12 on the same feed uncut. The
discussion was well sustained aud uu
merous sharp questions were ably an
swered by Mr. Park. A good many
doubters were present and owing to
the late hour the details of his system,
and results obtained by others who
have tried feeding coarse fodder, could
not be given. It is hoped these may
be given at a future tune.
t he next meeting will be held at
So. Ryegate, Jan. 28, in the school-
house at .30 p. in., sharp. Topic
"Uoes dairying in the winter pay or
not." Geo. Cochran, N. II. Ricker to
lead. . All are invited.
ST. JOHNSBURY EAST.
Mrs. Mark Hovey is very sick
Albert Prouty of Rockford, Minn.,
formerly of Waterford, is visiting his
old home and friends. He has been
gone nine years. He Bays that Miu
nesota is the place for a poor man.
George E. Goodall has at last found
a horse that Alls the bill. The horse
arrived on the cars last week.
Rev. M. C. Henderson preached at
the M. E. church last Sabbath and is
expected to preach
here agaiu next
ST. JOHNSBURY CENTRE.
7'here will be a Japanese tea party
and entertainment in the vestry of the
church Friday eveu-
iug, Jan. 22
We understand there is one case of
diphtheria in town, a daughter of Rev.
M. II. Ryan. We hope this may be the
J. M. Patch has returned from the
W. G. Dutton has been at Hardwick
at work in the depot and expects to go
to Derbv soon, where he has a situation
in the express office.
William Chase has moved to Bakers
field and the tenement he vacated has
been taken by Charles Drown.
Mr. Sheldon has sold his place to
George. Davis of Sheffield.
The Ladies' Aid society hold an An
Unitarian supper at the town hall Fri
day evening, January 29. All are cor
Elder Chase had a donation last
week and received $64. He was very
Elder Moody preached his farewel
Nathau Colby of South Wheelock is
very sick with typhoid pneumonia.
A daughter of Charles McGovern
while at work about the stove caught
her clothes on fire, burning her shoul
ders and arms badly.
miss Lorn, teacher in the primary
department of the graded school, has
been sick the past week and her place
is taken by .Miss blla Dun lap.
The attendance at the Sunday even
ing meeting is the largest that it has
been for a long time. The series of
Bible readings just begun promises to
be very interesting and helpful.
The postoffice var still rages fiercely
making fast and furious fun for the
outsiders. No ono is able to predict
the end. There are now five candi
dates, each confident of success.
Deaths in this vicinity have been
quite numerous the past week. Mrs.
Johu Gibson of Ryegate died last Fri
day, having suffered from a cancer for
a long time. Miss Eliza Park, living
with Mr. Andrew Aitkins, died very
suddenly of heart disease last Friday
The band gave a promenade concert
and auction supper at the school house
hall on Tuesday evening the 19th.
Each lady carried a basket containing
lunch sufficient for two persons and
wnn ner own name on a slip ot paper
ou the inside. 1 he baskets were sold
to the highest bidder, who made way
with the contents iu company with the
lady represented. The band gained
quite an addition to their treasury and
they deserve it. They are in good
condition toi work now and have en-
gagee George C. llowe as teacher for
the rest of the winter.
The wrestling match at the rink on
Monday evening drew quite a large
though not particularly select crowd.
It was won by Henderson of this place
Col. Prestou Post No. 10, G. A. R.,
and the Woman's Relief corps installed
the following officers on Monday even
ing, Jan lith. Of the post; Com
mander, D. B. Reid ; S. V. C, W. H.
Munsell; J. V. C, H. G. Rollius;
Chap., tu. J. Kanslow ; Q. Al., K. Moore
Surgeon, A. M. Whitelaw; O. G., S
Putnam; 0. D., C. N. Page; Adj., R
G. Brock ; P. C, J. A. George. Of the
Relief corps: President, Mrs. W. II.
Goodwin ; S. V. P., Mrs. R. Moore ; J
V. C, Mrs. W. P. Joliuson ; Chap., Mrs,
W. II. Munsell ; Cond., Mrs. O. S. Ab
bott; Guard., Mrs. F. Deming; Sec'y,
Mis. Harvey Powers; lreas., Mrs. E
NEWS OF THE WEEK.
- Editor Stead Released.
Mr. Stead, editor of the Pall Mall
Gazette, who iu November was sen
fenced to three months7 imprisonment
for his connection with the Eliza Arm
strong case, was released from prison
The Florida Freeze, :
It is estimated that the cold snap in
Florida destroyed 500,000 boxes of or
anges worth $1,000,000. Frost was re
ported almost at the extreme southern
end of the peninsula. There is little
doubt that substantially the entire or
ange crop remaining on the trees is
frozen and spoiled. The precise effect
of the freeze upon the trees cannot be
determined uutil the warm weather
sets in. Probably, every tree in the
state will lose its leaves, and it is be
lieved that most of the young trees,
except those protected, are killed.
Miss Bayard's I)eafh,
Miss Katherine Bayard, the eldest
and favorite daughter of the secretary
of state, died suddenly Saturday of
heart disease, She was to hnvo assist
ed Miss Cleveland at her Saturday
afternoon receptiou, and Uaviug made
every preparation for it, retired, leav-
ng word not to be called till the last :
moment. At 2 p.m. a servant entered 1
ler darkened room to awake her and i
found her unconscious. Every remedy
known to the family was applied, but
when the family physician, who lives
near, came, he pronounced her dead.
The Newark. Boys Home Again.
The four Newark (N. J.) boys who
were sent to i .ins io oo inocuiaieu uy
Pasteur arrived sound aud well at
Newark Thursday morning on the
a. r - . l ! i t '
steamer Cauada from Havre in charge
of Dr. Billings. The mother of Eddie
ltyau, who went over with her boy,
was delivered of a boy baby duriug the
return passage who was gratefully
christened Patrick Pasteur Ryan. Dr.
Hillings made a study of the French
scientist's methods, and will put them
in practice as soon as he can get the
virus from a mad dog and the neces
The Lancaster Bank Badly Off.
Examiner Gatchell reports the con
dition of the Lancaster bauk as much
worse than was expected. The liabili
ties are about $350,000 ; the value of
the good assets is small, aud it is
doubtful if the bank can prove its title
to half the securities found in the
satchel in Vermont. Nothing definite
has been heard from McNeil, though it
is supposed that he is in some small
village in Canada. Further charges
have been brought against Dr. Nelsen
and he has been again arrested and
again bailed. It looks bad for him.
Further securities were found at West
Rutland and still other "finds" are
Six of the thirteen victims of the
coal-mine explosion at Almy, Wyo
ming, which occurred on luesday
night, have been recovered from the
mine. The men met their deaths from
suffocation and the appearance of the
bodies indicated a terrible struggle for
life. The searching party expects to
reach the other seven bodies soon.
The Diphtheria Stayed.
We are happy to announce that we
have no cases of diphtheria in our vil
lage. We trust all our neighboring
villages and towns will rejoice with us
and that everybody will be as ready to
annouuee the fact as they have been to
publish aud exaggerate reports about
the disease. -Newport Express.
A Carnival at Burlington.
The winter carnival proposed by the
Burliugton coasting club as a rival at
traction to the Montreal show, begins
February 15. The club has for its
membership the principal citizens of
the city, aud prominent New Yorkers
are interested iu the enterprise. Be
ginning on Monday the 15th five days
will be taken up with icy sports of all
descriptions. The opening of the to
boggan and coasting hills and a gener
al illumination of the same with fire
works, in the e veiling distinguishes the
first day. Then follows promenade
concerts in the rinks, coasting and to
boganning, curling matches iu the ice
rinks, ice-boating, fancy skating tourn
aments, trotting races ou the ice of
Lake Chainplaiu, sleighing, suowshoe
races, hockey matches and what not.
Prizes of $100 aud $50 are offered in
hockey, $25 and $15 in skatiug, $75
aud $40 in curling, $40 and $20 in
snow-shoe races. American and Cana
dian teams will compete for prizes.
The public parks, coastiug hills aud
streets will be illuminated each even
ing and visitors will be admitted by
ticket free to the slides. Railroads will
present excursion rates and hotels
will keep within proper limits in
charges. Provided good weather, snow
and ice are present, the Burlington
coasting club expects to inaugurate a
great winter attraction. The Montreal
suowshoe club, with a membership of
over 1200, will attend the ice carnival,
and other Montreal organizations will
be present aud participate in the con
tests for prizes. Preparations for car
nival week are making rapid progress,
aud its success is asured. There will
be excursions from Boston, New York
aud other large cities. A committee of
the coasting club has beeu visiting
Montreal to obtain attractions for the
show and get points on how to manage
Hon. John A. Page and wife of Mont
pelier, have gone to Florida for the
It turns out that the decision iu the
Malouey libel case will probably not
be auuouuced till the next session of
the geueral term iu May.
Jay Fuller of Coventry was severely
hurt by a hog last week while repair
ing the pen. The hog stuck his tusk
iu his leg just below the knee, raking
it down to the ankle.
The fourth-class postmasters in the
state have received circulars asking
them to call a convention and appoint
delegates to the national convention of
postmasters, which meets at Chicago
next month. One of the objects of the
meetiug is to demaud higher wages.
Sidney Tatro of Windsor claims to
be the champion skunk hunter. On
Monday of last week, while hunting on
"Chase's Plain," in Cornish, N. II., he
discovered a den of the quadrupeds,
and dug out eleven. On Tuesday he
captured six more, and on Wednesday
four more, making tweuty-one in three
A defect in the brick wall of a steam
heater iu the residence of Mrs. A. W.
Tewksbury iu West Randolph caused
four or five tons of coal in a bin in
close proximity to the heater to ignite
at an early hour Wednesday morning
and fill the house with smoke aud gas.
Mrs. Tewksbury and her daughter
Nettie had a very narrow escape from
suffocation aud the house from destruc
tion by fire, both of which were pre
vented by an alarm and the prompt
arrival of timely aid. Both ladies have
It is understood that au organized
effort is being made iu Brattleboro to
secure the pardon of S. M. Waite, the
main ground being the alleged critical
condition of his health. The Phoenix
calls loudly to stop the outrage.
It will soon be no longer necessary
to make a trip to Paris iu order to be
inoculated for hydrophobia. Dr. Alex
ander II. Mott of New York and other
eminent physicians have organized and
incorporated a society known as the
"American Institute of Hydrophobia,"
which will apply the method of M.
Pasteur to cases of incipient hydropho
bia, free of charge.
Warran ted absol n tel v
pare Cocoa, front whien
the excess, of oil has been
removed. It baa three
times the strength of Co
ooa mixed with, starch,
arrowroot or sugar and is
therefore far more econo
mical, costing less than
one cent a cop. It I
easily digested and aoV
mirauly adapted for in
valids as well as tor per
sons in health.
Sold by Grocers every
W, BAKER & CO., Dorchester, Mass.
eow Jan to may inc-aept to dec !no
THE FREE PRESS,
The Free Press believes in progress and makes
its practice accord with its beliet. its (-Sorts to
ward perfection have been constant and its growth
in size and value, circulation and public apprecia
tion in the past few years have no precedent in
Veimont journalism. It stands, as its cnntemHr
aries in three states acknowledge, clearly in the
wmniDt vi y ermum newspapers.
Tne Free Press believes in home institutions. It
believes that YermoDtershave a great deal to do in
fostering worthy home enterprises before their
state can become the progressive commonweal th
they desire it to be. The Free Press therefore ad
vocates the thorough and unwavering support of
borne institutions, and the use ot money in home
enterprises. It believes there is ample room tor
tne exercise ot Drains, energy and enterprise in
Vermont, and acts fully up to its belief.
Believing this, the Free Press is first of all a
home paper. Its own city, county, and state are
first in its thought, and news while the news ol
the entire world is given in as ample detail as nec
essary. I he t ree Press does not practice sensa
tionalism in any degree, either iu news or politics.
It is steadfastly republican in politics and does not
believe it is necessary to change opinion with
every lssua to be a live newspaper.
The Free Press has begun a new, highly attrac
tive and unosual feature in country journalism. It
has, at considerable expense, secured a series of
oiiginal Stories of the War. Thee articles art
copyrighted and will apjiear in no other newsnapei
in Vermout. They will prove highly attractive to
all veterans aud sons of veterans, as well as oLhei
readers. It has also recently begun a departmeu
ot original stories by writers of well establishei
fame, which have already become very popuhi
Those and other special departments of value wi
make the Free Pxess the coming year more desi
able than ever before.
The Free Press is pretty well known in Termon
If you do not know it by its Daily or its Weeekl
rrlaltn .... . . . : . . i: i -i
a paper for the home, the counti'ug room aud th
farm, and it is with especial reference to the need
ot its own constituency in Vermout.
The recent enlargement ot the Daily places
ahead of all competition and gives its readers i
amount of desirable and valuable reading such a
they cannot get in any Vermout newspaper an
out iew outsiue tue state.
Terms of the FREE PRESS. 1
ffi.OO per year
50 per month
2.00 jer year
1.00 tor six montl
.50 three month
Invariably in Advance.
Free Press Association,
C. A. WHITCHERC
Our Reduced Prices are as follows :
1 Silk Seal Plush Sack,
J H C4 14
$30 00 now Ji3 00
27 00 " 21 00
2 Newmarkets f-20 00 now $16 00
1 " 18 00 " H 00
3 " 15 00 1-2 00
2 1-2 00 " 8 50
2 " 10 00 6 50
1 " 1" 00 " 13 00
2 " 14 00 9 50
5 " 15 00 ' 10 00
1 " 16 00 " 12 50
3 " 14 50 " 9 75
2 " 13 50 " 11 00
5 " 19 00 " 14 00
5 " 16 tK) " 13 50
1 Misses' Cloak $12 00 now $9 50
2 " ' 1100 " 9 00
2 " " 1-2 50 ' 9 50
Every Garment we offer was bought by ns
New York this season and are well made, per
63 iTIain St., St. Jolmsbiiry,
Wliere Did Von Buy
At the Standard Drug Store, wh
they keep the Finest and Largest 1
outside the cities !
If you want a mild cigar or a strong cigar or
kind of a smoke, excent a noor one. we ran suit
It you want cabbage you will have to buy s
Among onr brands yon will find the:
"5J" "Opera" "Standard" "Star Ka
"Bunker Hill" "Le Pegasus" 'Toon Itra
Xuxury" "Boylston" "Exchequer"
"Excellence" "Seal of Havana"
"El Ramillete" Etc.
SJIITII & WALK CIS,
109 Eastern Ave., St. Johusbury, A
Card to the Putlii
To all the former patrons j
We wish to say that
shall still continue to cond
the business as hereto fore J
least for the present and
spectfully solicit a continual
of your favor and patrona
We have a full line in
departments which will be s
at very low prices; especia
low for cash.
Call and Examine.
Notice in Insolvency.
STATE OF VERMONT, ) , - T ' ,
Caledonia Distbict, 88. ' JConrt of Insolvent
In the matter of Mark L. Hovey, of KirV
said District, Insolvent Debtor.
Notice is hereby given that Mark L. Hov
ftarny, in said district, on tbe 19th da
Jan., A. D. 1886, filed his Petition in Insolvem
the office of the Court of Ins J vency.in St Johns
in (aia aistnct, ana a meeting ot the credit
said Insolvent debtor will be held at the Pr.
Otlice in St? Johnsbury, aforesaid on the 29t
of Jan. A. D. 186. at 10 o'clock a. ni. to Drove
debts and choose one or more Assignees npoi
Notice i also given that the payment of any
aud the delivery of any property belonging!
debtor, to him, or for nis use. and the trans
any property by him are forbidden by law.
By order of Court,
It Attest, WALTER P. SMITH Ji
For Sale or To Rent.
Mv lirtiinA in fiiimnittrvill AAllI HoIlM ts
bIatv iii-iuKIm r.n.TiMii t with aii nci-e ot land,
X0 rods ot acbool and ten minutes want ot ue
Also my place at St. Johnsbury Kait, kuov
the hotel uruoertv. a two-story brick boum
about thirty acres of as good laud as there
Caledonia county. A sujrar orchard ront.i
300 trees with snuar bouse and :!! the uteurii
nukinj-- sugar. Either of the aluive places 1
sell at a baricaiiK
2Wf JONATHAN FA1