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ST. JOHNSBURY, VT., THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 1888.
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TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS.
At Bingham's drug store, tor the week ending
Thursday, 36 . . 25 .
Friday, 45 29
Saturday, 4t 35
Sunday, 40 34
Monday, 33 22
Tuesday, 30 10
Wednesday, 45 14
NEW ADS. IN THIS PAPEH.
H. K. Ide Florida Oranges.
F. (. Clark Ready for Business.
G. A. Whitcber Dress Goods, etc.
L. I). Stiles Flour aud Low Prices.
Harper Sl Bros Harper's Magazine.
Diekerman &. Cooper Special Offer.
Youth's Companion 2,000,0110 readers.
Abbie V. Haxeltnn's Est Probate of Will.
Raymond ic Whitcomb Mexico Excursions.
G-orge K. Grow, Agt 7 per cent. Mortgages.
A. D. Kowell Stationery aud Holiday Goods.
Raymond Sl Whitcomb California Excursions
Pension lias been granted to Ruth,
widow of John Williams, North Dan
ville. The St. Johnsbury prohibition
club are requested to meet at V. P.
Stafford's office Saturday evening at
Fannie E. Townsley begins the
special religions meetings at the Bap
tist church on Railroad street next
Sermons especially for young men
were preached at all the local churches
Su inlay, the day being very success
Patrons of the lecture course will
bear in mind that Rev. Sam Small's
lecture, the next entertainment in the
course, comes next week Friday even
ing. Mrs. M.T. Feuno has rented her
house on Pearl street to E. N. Randall
and has moved into the house on Main
street with her mother, Mrs. Loami
The Episcopal society will give an
enetrtainment consisting of music and
"dissolving views" at their room in
musie hall next Monday evening at
Dickerman & Cooper, photogra
phers, have transformed their recep
tion room into an art gallery where is
exhibited a tine display of pictures
specially adapted to the holiday sea
son. The case of the State vs Thomas
Ward has been concluded in the su
preme court and it is expected that a
decision will be rendered today. Mean
while Mr. Ward is in confinement at
Moutpelier awaiting the result.
The Woman's relief corps will cel
ebrate their fourth anniversary at G.
A. R. hall, Tuesday evening, Nov. 20.
Au entei tainment consisting of ad
dresses, music, recitations and a mum
supper will be given, to which all are
A pleasant entertainment is prom
iaed at the North church for Tuesday
evening next. It will be given by the
Girls' mission baud and offers varied
attractions including tableaux. The
parlors will be open at 7 o'clock and at
8 there will be a sale of fancy articles,
confectionery and ice cream.
While A. J. Willard's family were
seated around the table in their sitting
room one evening last week a lead ball
was thrown through the window from
the outside and landed on the floor in
the middle of the room. It is thus
that the St. Johnsbury small boy
Post olhce affairs remain in statu
quo, which means that the office hasn't
been moved yet, neither has Postmas
ter Bowman received any orders in re
lation to the matter. Meanwhile B.
G. Howe says it's sure to go and that
Bowman's orders are liable to come
Mrs. William II. Bailey died at
her home in Summerville on Friday
evening under peculiarly sad circum
stances. But three or four weeks be
fore she had given birth to a child, but
was recovering as rapidly as could be
expected when she had a relapse and
died. The little one survives.
The North church choir, assisted
by E. A. Silsby, baritone, and Mrs.
Herbert Stanley and Miss Bertha Stev
ens, pianists, gave a very pleasant con
cert iu the chapel Friday evening.
The rainy weather kept many away,
but those who were there heard some
good singing and instrumental music.
What ha come to be known as
the "warm cr service" goes into oper
ation on the Passumpsic division next
Monday for the wiuter, and the notice
to shippers and receivers of fruit has
already been issued. Trains leave
Boston every Wednesday at 12.25 p.
m. A corresponding train for the Lake
road leaves Boston at 7.50 p. m. every
Chaniberlin Post is right on hand
for next Memorial day, having already
secured the services of Capt. Henry B.
Atherton of Nashua, N. II., as the ora
tor. Mr. Atherton was the author of
the somewhat noted Atherton bill in
the last New Hampshire legislature,
representing the Boston and Lowell
railroad interests in that memorable
One doesn't naturally think of the
Passnmpsic or Moose rivers as being
anything like the Jordan, but Charles
S. Robinson, D. D., in a recently pub
lished article in the Sunday School
Times says of his first impressions of
the Jordan : "To me the stream looked
like one of the familiar roaring branch
es I used to be afraid of in Vermont,
augmented to the last degree by au
extraordinary and somewhat violent
summer shower until it was opaque
Real Kstate Transfer.
A. L. Bailey has bought out B. G.
Howe's interest in the Danville block,
corner of Eastern avenue and Railroad
street. This Danville block has been
a lively piece of property lately but
now settles down in the hands of Mr.
Bailey and A. J. Noyes, the present
owners. The building will probably
be improved at an early date though
no definite plans have as yet been made.
Two sons of a man who lives in
Fairbanks village, one aged six aud
the other four, got to quarrelling last
Saturday when the older boy struck
his brother with an axe on the head.
The leather vizor of the younger boy's
cap broke the force of the blow and
probably prevented what would other
wise have proved a fatal affair. The
injured boy was seriously hurt but
will come out all right.
liroke His Arm.
T. C. Cary, postal clerk on the New
port and Springfield railroad route,
slipped on the platform at the depot
Saturday morning, while jumping from
the car to get the letters from the sta
tionary boxes, and broke an arm. Mr.
Cary had but just recovered from a
broken leg and it was probably an ef
fort to favor the injured limb that caus
ed him to slip and to break his arm.
He is doing well at his homo in Clare-
A Wide-Awake Committee.
The St. Johnsbury lecture commit
tee deserve more than a passing notice
for the manner in which they brought
the Musin concert company to time
last week. On the afternoon of the
day of the concert a" telegram was re
ceived that the company had missed
connections at Swan ton and could not
get here until after i) o'clock, the blun
der being wholly their own. The
committee wired reply that they must
be here on time and to that end chart
ered a special train at an expense of
$!3, and got them here. The patrons
of the lecture course should know the
effort the committee make not onlv to
secure good entertain men ts but to let
nothing interfere that they can pre
vent to keeping all engagements.
The December Conference.
The annual conference of Christian
workers for New England, to be held
in this place the second week in De
cember, should be kept in mind these
coming daj's. The sessions will be
open to all, and such as are able to
attend any or all of the meetings can
not fail of being benefitted. The
first meeting will be in the North
Church Chapel Thursday evening,
Dec. 13. Meetings will follow on Fri
day ami Saturday, morning, afternoon
and evening, and on the Sabbath at
hours appointed later. Many men,
eminent as laymen iu the church, will
be present, and the people of our own
town and those from adjoining towns
will be welcomed to any or all of the
Miss Howe in St. Johnsbury.
One of St. Johnsbury's representa
tive audiences gave Miss Mary Howe
of Brattleboro a most hearty reception
in the opera house last Monday even
ing aud listened to a highly finished
concert. Miss Howe fulfilled all the
anticipations of the audience and was
greeted with prolonged applause at
every appearance, her ingenuous man
ner, her beautiful features and her
wonaertully bird -like music winning
the admiration of all. Her first pro
duction, an aria from Bellini's "La
Somuambula," was the finest effort of
the evening as it best exhibited the
wonderful range of her sweet voice.
The artistic rendering of Eckert's
"Echo Song" brought out as an encore
"The Last Rose of Summer" which was
enthusiastically received. Both this
ballad and the ever-popular song
"Home, Sweet Home" were sung with
a tenderness and richness seldom heard
on the concert stage. Miss Howe was
well supported by Wulf Fries, the pop
ular Boston 'cello player, and two
Montpelier artists, G. II. Wilder.fiutist,
and Fred W. Bancroft, tenor. Mr.
Wilder handled his instrument very
skilfully while both gentlemen won
deserved encores. Mr. Lucien Howe
proved a very acceptable accompanist.
C. C. Chalmers was in town last
week. He .attended the Peacham
academy last year and is now about to
take up the study of law. A number
of members of the senior class have
pledged themselves to grow a mous
tache until Jan. 3, 1689. Professor
Chapman returned last Saturday and
the work in elocution has been re
newed. The middle interview last
Friday evening passed oil successfully
Miss Mabel Brackett is teaching
school at Sullivan, N. II.
Mrs. W. II. Livingston of Burlington
is visiting friends iu this town, her for
Miss Edith, daughter of E. L. Hovey,
will take special music lessons in Bos
ton this winter.
Miss Minnie Davis of Farmington,
N. II., is spending a few days in town,
the guest of Anna Spencer.
Miss Catherine Thayer left Wednes
day to spend the winter with her
nephew Bertrand E. Taylor at Newton
Pliny J. Cowles has returned from
New Hampshire and will be engaged
at the Academy for a few weeks teach
Herbert S. Carpenter, eldest sou of
Fred E. Carpenter and a Dartmouth
graduate of this year, has gone to New
York city to enter a law ofiice.
The many friends of Fred W. Pat
terson will be grieved to hear of his
continued serious illness. The worst
fears are apprehended of the result.
George M. Williams of Tallapoosa,
Georgia, was in town this week. He
was called North by the death of his
father, which occurred at Warren,
N. II., October 28.
Robert Kirk, a brother of Charles
Kirk of this place, is visiting friends
here after a four years' absence. He
is captain on one of aline of Brazilian
steamers running between Brazil and
Rev. F. B. Phelps, formerly pastor
of the Congregational church at
East St. Johnsburj', has removed from
Sullivan, N. II., to the neighboring
town of Gilsum and is supplying the
pulpit in both towns.
Rev. Edson Dwinell Hale was in
stalled pastor of the Congregational
church at Clayton, Cal., Oct. 23d. Rev.
Dr. I. E. Dwinell of the Pacific Theo
logical seminary, a nativo of Calais,
and Rev. Henry W. Jones of Vacaville,
formerly pastor of the North Congre
gational church at St. Johnsbury, as
sisted at the installation. Mr. Hale
was a graduate of the Academy in 78,
aud his family moved from Stowo to
Lugonia in Southern California where
they have charge of an academy.
The Proposed Celebration and Other
The town hall was well filled Friday
evening with members of the republi
can clubs and others, who met to plan
for a general celebration of the nation
al republican victory. The whole
business was left in the hands of a
committee of eight, consisting of C.
M. Spencer, W. S. Boynton, David
Trull, M. J. Calbeck, E. Harris, W. P.
Smith, P. D. Blodgett and 0. S. Ab
bott. During the evening this dis
patch was sent to Chairman Quay of
the national republican committee :
"Greetings and congratulations on our
great republican victory." The pro
gram for the celebration, which comes
this evening, will be found below.
Caledonia county republicans cele
brate the victory to night with a grand
illumination, torchlight procession aud
addresses. It is hoped that every
building in the village will be illumi
nated. Hero is order of march :
Torch-light procession headed by
the St. Johnsbury band, to start from
Town hall at 7 o'clock sharp. Fol
lowing is the route of procession :
Town hall, up Main down to Paddock
village, to Concord avenue, to Port
land St., down Portland to R. R. St.,
R. R. St. to Cross St., Cross St. to
Pearl St., to Eastern avenue, Eastern
aveuue to Main and down Western
avenue to Warner hill, up Summer to
Church, Church to Cliff, Cliff to Web
ster, Webster to Spring, Spring to Mt.
Pleasant, Mt. Pleasant to Summer,
Summer to Church, Church to Main,
Main to Town hall.
W. C. Tyler marshals the procession.
There will be a number of telling trans-
parances. A big gun from Morrisvillo
will be in charge of Capt. E. F. Gris
wold and will probablj' be fired from
Boynton hill, and there will be bon
fires innumerable. After the parade
there will be speaking in Music hall
by Gen. W. W. Grout and others, in
cluding it is hoped, Gov. Proctor. All
hands around !
a telegram received tins morning
announces the engagement of Captain
Parsons to speak tonight. Capt. Par
sons enlisted in the Vermont cavalry,
led a desperate charge aGettysburg,
was shot within the enemy's lines, and
now owns the Virginia Natural bridge
Some joyous republicans could not
wait until this evening aud celebrated
the victory independently. E. G
Humphrey's house on Summer street
was beautifully illuminated Friday
evening. At Underclyffe the victory
was celebrated with a fine display of
fireworks Saturday evening consisting
of rockets, Roman caudles, mines, etc.,
etc. The boys built huge bon-fircs in
the squares Thursday and Friday
evenings. Taken altogether there has
been considerable of a celebration al
The closest campaign guess on record
was made a month before election by
A. D. Rowell, who gave Harrison 231)
electoral votes. His only error was in
giving Connecticut's six votes to liar
rison and West Virginia's six votes to
Cleveland. But the figures came out
all right when West Virginia is reck
oned for Harrison where she undoubt
It is whispered that some local dem
ocrats pulled a cannon to the top o
Harris hill election day preparatory to
St. Johnsbury Sure to Have Them Now.
The St. JohnBbury village trustees
lave closed a contract with the Thom
son-Houston electric company to light
the village with electricity. The work
will go on at once and the lights will
be in operation as soon as possible, be
fore winter, no doubt. The Thomson-
Houston company have closed a con
tract with the Water Power company
for the necessary power from the new
dam below the village, taking a lease
for 10 years.
For a number of months this matter
of lighting the streets of St. Johnsburj'
ias been talked about, but definite
conclusions have been so long delayed
hat the people had come to feel that
the whole business had fallen through.
Early in June at a village meeting it
was voted to authorize the village
trustees to expend a sum not excoed-
ng $1300 per annum in lighting the
streets with electricity. Some weeks
ago the trustees requested bids from
the leading electric companies doing
business in New England. Only one
company responded with a definite bid
writing, the Thomson-Houston
company, with whom a contract was
The Thomson-Houston company
agree to furnish 33 arc lights for the
first year for the village appropriation
$1300. For the second and third
ears they agree to furnish 20 arc
ights for $1300 per annum and any that
may be desired above that number at
a sum not exceeding $70 per light per
annum. This increase iu price for the
second aud third years is made neces-
iry, as we understand it, by the in-
fiiciency of the village appropriation,
all companies and practical electricians
greeing that the village could not be
nopeily lighted for $1300. The con-
ract calls for the burning of the lights
on all dark evenings, regardless of the
diases of the moon, from dark until
midnight. Tho village trustees have
ven the matter careful consideration
iind believe the contract is as good for
the village as any that has been made
by any New England village of the
ame size and arrangement.
The contract between tho Thomsou-
Houston and the Water Power compa
nies calls for 100 horse-power at $1500
iter annum. The Thomson-Houston
folks have taken a 10 years' lease of
the power with the understanding that
ley are to use it at night only when
ever the Power company shall let it for
other purposes, as the latter company
expect to have some 300 or more
lorse-power when the works are com
peted, and hope to get other business
sooner or later. 1 heir contract with
he Thomson-Houston folks calls for
he erection of a building about 25x35
at the dam, and the equipment of the
plant as far as power is concerned.
The dam is completed within 28 feet
of the west shore and over that space
a coffer dam was built last week. The
igh water has made progress very
slow, but the builders have no notion
of giving up and the work will now be
completed at au early date.
A Dangerous Experiment.
A six years' old son of a Mr. Whit
comb, who lives on the Danville road,
while playing in the pasture with a
calf Friday, tied one end of a rope
around his own neck aud the other end
around the neck of the calf. The re
sult was that the calf soon became un
manageable aud dragged the boy all
over tho pasture. When found the lit
tle fellow was senseless and apparent
ly dead, as the rope had tightened
ibout his neck so as to practically
tang him. He revived finally and
will cmno out all right, though it was
a remarkably narrow escape.
Y. M. C. A. Notes.
The Y. M. C. A. state convention at
Middlcbury was the most successful in
the history of tho organization. The
iddress by Rev. F. E. Davison of St.
Tstltttalini-t j'aii flit '"Ioi for ( rtoti'Lir "
was very helpiul. Among the papers
read was one prepared by J. S. Taylor
of St. Johnsburj' on the objects of the
convention, and one by Secretary Page
on "Work for young men in small
towns." Rev. Henry Fairbanks dis
cussed the "State work in Vermont,
what has been done and what may be
done." lie spoke at some length of
the evangelistic work done by the as
sociations in 1875-77, complimented
highly the present work of his home
association, and suggested plans for
introducing work of a Y. M. C. A
character in our small towns. Mr
Fairbanks also delivered an address
Saturdaj- evening on the influence, of
Vermont young men in the West and
the consequent need that they be
Christian men. Col. J. J. Estey of
Brattleboro was elected president for
the comiug year, Rev. Henry Fair
banks first vice president. The state
executive committee consists of Rev,
II. Fairbanks, Rev. T. P. Frost, C. L
Page of St. Johnsbury, and teu others,
with Mr. Fairbanks as president of the
E. A. Lawrence has been engaged as
state secretary of Vermont for four
months of the coming year.
The special meetings in Association
hall conducted by Edward Evans will
be coutiuued through the remainder of
the week, afternoons at 3, evenings at
7.30, open to all. Tomorrow will be
set apart as a day for special prayer in
which it is hoped all will participate
The ladies' auxiliary have presented
the association a bookcase for the lib
Books are constantly arriving for the
Death of St. Johnsbury's Centenarian.
Wpuks. James Works, whose one
hundredth birthday anniversary was
celebrated December 30th, 1887, died
at his home in Waterford Tuesday
morning. He had enjoyed compara
tive good health through the summer,
retaining possession of all his faculties
to a remarkable degree for one so aged.
Monday morning he complained of
numbness in his arms, which it is now
thought indicated a paralytic shock.
In the evening he retired at the usual
hour, was heard to cough at midnight
which was nothing unusual and pass
ed away shortly after, probably with
out pain. The story of Mr. Works'
life was told somewhat in detail in
these columns at the time of his cen
tennial, but the main facts may prop
James Works was born in West
moreland, N. H., Dec. 30, 1787. He
moved to Barton in 1808, and to Wat
erford in 181G, to the home where he
has ever since lived. As a business
man he was energetic, capable and
successful j as a citizen he was public
spirited and always took an active in
terest in public affairs. He represent
ed his town in the state legislature in
1838 and 1839, and for several years
served on the board of selectmen and
held other town offices. As hate as a
dozen years ago when nearly DO he
served as one of the grand jurors of
the county. He was actively interest
ed iu the organization of the Passnmp
sic railroad company aud in the build
ing of the road, being a stockholder in
tho enterprise. He has retained his
faculties to a remarkable degree dur
ing these later years. At the celebra
tion of this 100th birthday anniversary
on the 30th of last December he was
quite hale aud hearty, personally wel
coming his friends as they called, writ
ing his name as distinctly as ever it
was written, reading the papers and
enjoying his dinner with tho assembled
company. His death removes a most
worthy citizen of this county, one in
whom all the people have felt a deep
Mr. Works was married in 1822 to
Almira Aldrich, an estimable woman.
To them were born five children, Ade
line, who died at the age of 2(5, Mrs.
Charles L. Morrill of North Danville,
Mrs. Arthur Lee of Plaiufield, Iowa,
and Chandler and Barton, two sons
who have remained on tho old farm as
Waterford, the latter having the per
sonal care of his father. Mr. Works
belonged to a long-lived family, a sis
ter, aged 1)4, living in Rochester, N.
Y., survives him.
The funeral will be held this after
noon at one o clock.
Vaughan. The friends of Mrs. Geo.
inghaii will regret to learn of her
death at her home, Centre Point, Tex
ts, two months ago. Mrs. Vaughan
had been enjoying unusually good
lealth during the summer, but was at
tacked with erysipelas in a malignant
orm and died very suddenly. She
eaves three children aged eight years,
three years and two months respec
tively. Mrs. Vaughan was Katy Fair
banks, daughter of T. 11. Fairbanks,
formerly of this place.
Better Stay East.
ChaiTos A. Morrill, son of Dea. C. L.
Morrill of North Danville, writes from
"There is a bountiful crop of corn in
this section ot Nebraska. One man
sold his oats to day, (Nov. G") at 13
cents per bushel. Corn is worth 20
cents. Elevators are running day ami
night. Farmers are obliged to sell
their grain in many instances to pav off
oans and store debts. I think Ver
mont farmers would 'kick' if they had
to sell their oats at 13 cents a bushel
to pay old debts. This is a beautiful
country though somewhat uucertain.
It will do for a young man to come out
tere, but if a farmer is comfortably
fixed in Vermont he had better stay
where he is."
From Plague-Strickeu Florida.
A letter written by a brother of Mrs.
I. J. Robinson to friends in this place
from Jacksonville, Florida, under date
of October 24, gives an inside view of
the sufferings and privations of the
people in the plague-stricken district.
Both letter and envelope show signs of
having undergone the fumigating pro
cess made necessary by the rules of
the health department. Mr. Robinson
say 8 :
1 had not been able to do any work
all summer because of rheumatism. I
had just got to feeling all right and
went to work for nine days when the
yellow fever took me and I had it very
hard. The doctors thought I was gone
sure, but I made out to come through
Had no use of my legs, could not get
across the floor without help, could eat
nothing and was so weak that I could
not sit up but a few minutes at a time
when I left the hospital. It has cost
me all I had to get through, besides
some help received from friends. My
experience was that of many others, I
could have gained faster had I the
nourishing food a sick person requires.
There has been money enough Bent
here and is being sent every day so
that no one need want for anything
needful, but it is all placed iu the
hands of a committee. They do as
they please with it; they don't give
any money, but if you want anything
to eat they will give you salt pork,
hominy, flour, Indian meal and some
times a little molasses aud coilee, hard
ly the kiud of food for a person just
recovering from a fever.
I suppose I ought not to complain,
for there has been a lot of suffering
here this summer aud one that has
been here and trot through with his
life ought to be thankful. Whole fam
ilies have leeii swept away in a few
days and most every family here has
lost one or more, and in many cases
neither wife nor children could be near
to care for them, the dead being buried
as soon as the breath Ielt tbe body.
THE THREE LINKS.
Visitation or Grand Officers I. O.
Annual Convention I. of It.
Caledonia lodge of Odd Fellows re
ceived an official visit from the grand
officers Thursday evening. There
were present Grand Master II. W. Hall
of Burlington, Deputy Grand Master
O. II. Henderson of St. Johnsbury,
Grand Warden C. F. Eddy of Bellows
Falls, Grand Marshal J. W. Goodell of
Burlington. The work in the second
degree was performed by Caledonia
lodge and was highly commended by
the grand officers. This being the
business proper before tho lodge, at its
close the assembly adjourned to the
banquet room where a fine lunch was
partaken of. After supper C. F. Shep
herd, chairuiau of committoe of ar
rangements, introduced Past Grand
W,.P, Chaffee as toast master, who
presented the following sentiments:
"The Grand Lodge of Vermont."
Responded to by the Grand Master,
who gave a brief review of its history
and the encouraging condition of the
order at the present time, and especial
ly the interest taken the past year.
"Caledonia Lodge." Responded to
by 0. II. Henderson, who outlined its
history, showing that this lodge had
been steady in growth and standing,
and that but little had come within its
borders to mar its harmony. It had
had the honor of furnishing three grand
masters, a voice said, "and would the
next" (Mr. Henderson being iu line
for that position with good prospect of
reaching it, deservedly, too.)
"Our creed our daily life." Re
sponded to by C. F. Eddy. The creed
was shown to be one worthy the fol
lowing of any man, and the demand of
the order for consistent living develop
ed upon every member, that our prin
ciples be fairly laid before the public.
"The Daughters of Rebekah, long
may they live." Responded to by J.
W. Goodell, he claiming that they
were essential to the well being of the
order, and were worthily carrying for
ward a worthy organization.
"The Grand Encampment of Ver
mont." Responded to by Grant! Rep
resentative D. P. Celley, who gave an
encouraging report of this branch of
"The Patriarchs Militant, the
Knights of Peace." Major A. L. Bragg
was called upon to bring this body in
to line but declined oil account of a bad
"The Good Samaritan." Rev. J. W. !
Farrow of East Burke responded, urg
ing in a convincing manner that the
good Samaritan work was the work for
Odd Fellows to pursue.
"Our Guests." Past Grand Master
N. P. Bowman slowly arose to respond,
but said he could uot, he was sick, hsid
been growiug sick the past few days ;
the salt breeze that struck him had
used him all up, but still he must
ascend salt river as far as navigable,
and the results were not pleasant to
contemplate. He gave a warm wel
come to "our guests."
Major Ivean of Albany, N. Y., Past
Grand J. F. Fox of Burlington, C. II.
Gray, Noble Grand Uuion lodge and
E. McGinnc8S. Noble Grand West
Burke lodge, made brief remarks and
this pleasant affair ended in the most
The I. of It. Convention.
The state convention of Daughters
of Rebekah assembled iu Odd Fellows
hall Friday at 10 o'clock a. m., Grand
Master II. W. Hall presiding. Prayer
by chaplain, and singing of opening
ode was followed by reports of com
mittees, delegates and lodges, and the
appointment of committees which oc
cupied the forenoon. There were del
egates present from Burlington, Ben
nington, Brattleboro, Bellows Falls,
Bradfoid, North field and Lyndon, and
Mrs. Grace A. Pierce of Mary Wash
ington lodge, Boston, and Mrs. S. A.
Farnham of Evening Star lodge,
Lowell, Mass. ; delegates from Massa
chusetts general convention Daughters
of Rebekah, were present as represen
tatives of that body, besides a large at
tendance of members of Olive Branch
lodge of this place. In the afternoon
the secret work was exemplified by
Mrs. L. J. Retting of Brattleboro in a
very efficient manner.
After the transaction of business
Mrs. Pierce of Boston being called up
on said, her heart was full of love for
this work and that she was very grate
ful for the kind attention she had re
ceived at this convention. She be
lieved conventions were beneficial to
the order and considered the order of
Daughters of Rebekah a noble institu
tion, through which much good could
be done to alleviate human misery,
that would not only elevate woman
but educate her as well ; that the work
and principles of the order had these
tendencies iu a great degree. She urg
ed all members to work to further its
principles, to take them to their hearts
and practice its precepts, thus benefit
ing themselves and the community in
which they reside. In conclusion Mrs.
Pierce gave an interesting account of
conference work in Massachusetts
Mrs. Farnham of Lowell followed,
Baying that she came from the old Bay
state, the mother of colonies and the
mother of Rebekah conventions, with
the warmest of greetings. She trusted
that the day would soon come that
woman would preside at Vermont con
ventions; believed it was the proper
thing and that they were capable of
doing so. The times demanded that
woman should come to the front more
in these matters, and in their own gen
tie manner carry forward this most
commendable work. She believed
this branch was a great help to sub
ordinate lodges in carrying out their
principles and wanted to see the order
grow and fill the mission. The re
marks of these delegates were warmly
The principal address of the conven
tion was then delivered by C. F. Eddy,
his subject being "Daughters of Re
bekah Degree; its Relation to Odd
Fellowship." - Our room will not ad
mit of this address or a fair synopsis
of it. S n ftice it to say it was worthy of
its author, able and unique.
Delegates from various lodges gave
brief responses to a call from the
Grand Master, and convention adjourn
ed until evening.
At the evening session Olive Branch
lodge took charge of the lodge room,
and exemplified the work of the de
gree, these officers filliug the chairs :
Mrs. M. T. Fenno, N. G., Mrs. T. H.
Underwood, V. G., Mrs. F. Bowker,
conductor," Mrs. Walter Gould, warden,
Mrs. A. Whitney, Mrs. Geo. Goodell,
R. and L. S. N. G., Mrs. L. F. Gaskill,
Mrs. M. Batchelder, R. and L. S. V. G.,
Mrs. Henry Holder, Mrs. A. W. Simp
son, R. and L. S. S., Mrs. J. II. Thomp
son, I. S., Eliza A. George, Rebekah,
Mrs. L. Sulloway, P. G.
The work was admirably done and
received much praise from visitors.
An elegant banquet followed.
These officers were elected for the
coming year :
Vice president, Mrs. Mary C. Good
ell of Burlington.
Secretary, Miss Mary J. Ranney of
Treasurer, Mrs. N. M. Puffer of Ben
nington. Delegates to general conference in
Massachusetts, Grand Master, Mrs.
I. E. Gibson of Bennington, Mis.
G. W. Smalley of Lvudouville, Mrs.
T. E. Morris of North field.
Delegates to Rhode Island general
convention, Mrs. L. J. Retting of Brat
tleboro, the grand master, Mrs. Ann
C. Winchester of Bellows Falls, Mrs.
A. W. Scott of St. Johnsbury.
"Society here lost one of its most at
tractive rosebuds last week, when
Francis M. Hatch, a well known attor-ney-at-law
of Honolulu, took as his
bride Miss Alicia Hawes, daughter of
Colonel and Mrs. A. G. Hawes." Thus
begins a very pleasant notice iu the
San Francisco Chronicle of a wedding
that occurred at the residence of Col.
A. G. Hawes iu San Francisco, October
31. the bride as above stated being Miss
Alicia Hawes, who has many friends in
St. Johnsbury. The wedding wan at
the residence of Col. Hawes ami was
attended by many guests of distinction
n California and Honolulu business
and society circles. Mr. and Mrs.
Hatch will travel in Europe until June,
when they will proceed to Honolulu to
reside there permanently.
THE TOWNS AROUND.
Thursday evening was a night to la
much observed in this town. Although
tho rain poured aud Egyptian darkness
prevailed the true Israelites had light
in their dwellings. A nuge oonnre
was kept burning iu the square front
of Brock's hotel, and tho roar of can
non, the wild cheeriug and weird
torchlight procession reminded one ot
the festivities when news came of Gen.
Lee's surrender. One democrat gave a
gallon of oil but was confined to his
bed for some time after. The post
master threatened to sell out before 20
days. This only added to the enjoy
ment of the jubilant party. Several
curious bets were paid. W. S. Brock,
who bet a week s board with H. b.
Wilson, has to go a quarter of a mile,
but he declares he will take twenty-
one meals, l he dons ot veterans, me
same evening, gave an oyster supper
that was well attended.
Isaae Morrill has moved into Cedar
Alice Brown returned to Plymouth,
N. II., on Moudav.
Eleven men who voted for president
in our school district lour years ago,
were not living this year.
Frank Giltillan has returned from
Newbury and accepted a situation at
Miles Pond to work for L. D. Ilazeu.
Mrs. Alex McDonald, an old lady of
81), fell down a Might of stairs 011 Sat
urday and was badly injured, but no
At the auction of J. II. Clement's es
tate on Monday, the property sold by
Ora Bishop went remarkably low. The
beau til ul barouche, which twenty-live
years ago cost $11)00, was sold to II.
Komers for $(). 1 lie pony pliaeton
went for $20, aud a large stock of fish
poles, finished and unfinished for $IW,
and other things accordingly.
Last spring when Misses Florence
Brid ;maii and Carrie Gleasou were le-
turuing from Paris they visited at the
house of Hon. B. F. Stevens at London.
He entrusted money with them for the
Bamet Ladies' society which has been
expended for a new pulpit Bible, with
both old and new versions. Air. Stev
ens has remembered his old home in
pleasant ways heretofore.
Geo. Gilman has moved to Paddock
Mrs. Alice M. Wells has moved from
the tenement over the store to rooms
in F. V. Green's house.
The V. C. T. U. will give a cider
entertainment and supper at the church
Wednesdav evening. Nov. Zl. It is a
query in the minds of some people,
how White Ribbon cider differs from
the common article. Come and see.
ST. JOHNSBURY CKNTKK.
Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Pierce leave next
week for Newtouville, Mass., to spend
the winter with their daughter, Mrs
S. S. Calder.
John Houghton is no better.
Stella Church spent Sunday with her
Chas. Phillips and wife are visiting
in Concord this week.
Stewart Horr bid off the farm owned
by the late Sam Church.
Nellie Bowman goes to Montpelier
this week to visit friends.
Mrs. Willard Kinue is in Concord.
N. II.. visitinc her daughter. Mr.
Helen Goss is in Littleton teaching
school. Abbie Ross iiuirdied her school
Friday and returned home.
I desire to express my deep gratitude to friends
and neighbors for their more than neighborly
kindness during the sickness and death in my
family, and for the tokens of regard so freely given
May they all in their time of need have such sym
path? and help . William H. Bailbt.
Iturkleus Arnitva Salve.
The Best Salr in tho world lor Cul, Braises,
Sores, Ulcers, Salt Kheum, Fever Sores, Tetter
C1isimm Hands, ChilhlaiDs, Corns, and all Skis
Eruptions, and ositively cures l'iles, or no pay
required. It is guaranteed to give ertict satis
faction, or money refunded, l'rice i5 cents per
hox. For sale by Flint Bros. t ian it 0
Yon cannot afiord to waste time iu experiment
iii! wbi-n your lungs are in danger, t'onsmnpiion
always seems at tlrst, only a cold. IV not permit
any dealer to impose npon you with some cheap
imitation of Dr. King's New lHsoovery tor Con
sumption, coughs aud colds, but lie sure you get
the Keuuine. Because he can make more profit be
may tell yon he has somet hing lust as (rood, or just
the same. - Don't he deceived, but issist npon get
ting Dr. King's New Diseoverv, which is guaran
teed to give relief in all throat Inng and chest af
fections. Trial bottles free at Flint Bios.
oh e w t dec 16.
A Sound Lejral Opinion.
E. Baiu bridge Muuday Esq.. Count v Atty , flay
Co., Tex. says : "Have used Electric Bitters with
most happy results. My brother also was verv
low with Malarial Fever aud Jaundice, but was
cured by timely use of this medicine. Am satis
fied Electric Bitters saved his life." Mr. 1). 1
Wilcoxsou. of Horse Cave, Ky adds a like testl
meny, sayiug: He positively believes be would
have died had it not been for Kleclrin Bitters.
This great remedy will ward oft. as well as cure
all Malarial Diseases, and for all Kidney, Liver
and Stomach Disorders stands unequaled :rice
5tc aud $1.00 at Flint Bros. che t dea 16.
Advice to Mothers.
Are you disturbed at night and broken of vour
rest by a sick child sutleriug and crying with V:''l
of cutting teeth I It so, send at once jud get a bou
tie of Mrs. Wiuslow's Soothing Syrup lor ehildieu
teething. Its value is incalculable. It willrelieve
the poor little sntterei immediately. Depend u poo
it. mothers, there is no mistake almut it. It cures
dysentery aud diarrhoea, regulates the siomacb
and bowels, cures wiud colic, softens the gums,
reduces iudauimaliou, and gives toue aud energy
to the whole system. Mrs. Winston's Smithing
Syrup for children teething is ple.isabt to the taste
aud is the prescription ol one of t lie oldest aud best
female nurses and physicians iu the Uuiled Slates,
ami is sold by all druggists throughout the wsrld.
l'rice -"i cents a bottle. l4oce9
Itoston & Maine It. It.
Oct. 20. 1
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a. in. a. in. p. ui.jp. in.ip. ui p.m a. iu
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4 17 8 45 II 1.0 I 1 40
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4 38 3 19 9 30 II :u 3 15 3 01
4 45 9 40 II 3S
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5 23 1 ... 12 55 3 58
7 55 4 43i 2 50 6 lis 3 30
p. m. p. 111. p. in. I p.iu a.m. is. in.
St. J. Cent.
E. Burnet .
W. K.J uue
E. Barnet .
St. J. Cent.
St. Jolmsbury & Lake Chauipluin Railroad.
Oct. 8, 188K.
TKAINS EAST. TUAII.RWKOT.
Head down. Kt ad up.
Frt Ms. i Mail AMail Mxd Frt
a. m. p. 111. a.m. I p. ui. a.m. p.tn
3 20 10 00 Swantoli 7 50 II 35
fi 24 II 27 Cambridge Jc... 6 25 10 10
5 41 7 4ii 12 49 Uurdwick 4 57 9 01 P 10
6 03 7 55 12 59 E. Hard wick 4 4f 52 7 55
h 40 8 04 1 09 (ireensbors 4 39 8 43 7 35
7 20 8 24 1 29 Wulden 4 21 24 fi 45
8 14 8 45 1 50 Danville 4 00 7 45 G 07
9 00 9 15 2 20 c, T . , f 3 3' 7 08 4
10 15 3 as ht. Johnsbury. J a5s 45
10 35 3 35 E. St.JohsshiiM 2 45 2 25
10 50 3 44 W.Concord... S :i 2 10
11 20 3 53 X. Concord 2 27 1 50
II 35 4 02 Miles I'oud... . 18 I 15
11 46 4 08 E. Concord 2 12 12 55
12 05 4 19 Lunenburg 9 01 12 30
p.m. p.m. p.m. 111 s. m. p.iu
At Harrismith. Oraii"e Free State. Sent. 2. a
daughter (Marion Amethyst) to Kev. aud Mrs.
At San Francisco. Oct. 31, by Kev. Hiram W.
Beers, Francis M. Mulch of ll.moliil 1 and Alicia
Hawes of Sau Francisco, daughter of (Nil. A. G.
Hawes formerly of St.. Johnsbury.
At St. Johnsbury, Nov. 14. by Kev M. C Uen
lersou. Willard M. lliimiihrev and Mi -is May M.
Smith. iMith of East Haven.
At West Baruet Nov 8. bv Kev. John Bole,
Jacob Trussed of Danville aud Mrs. Manii tta C.
Walbridge of IVaehain.
At St. Johnsliiiry, Nov. 9, Mrs. Jeunie (Hall)
Bailey, aged 33.
At Cc litre I'oiut, Texas. Sept IH, KatvlKair-
bauks) Vaughan, aged XI, formerly ot St. Johns
At Warren. N. II . Oct 2. James M. Williams,
aged 6r father of lira. M. Willi.mn. late ot this
At Kant liiirke, .Nov. 9, MiuiikI Carpenter, agea
At Waterford, Nov. 13. James Works, aged 100
years aud 11 months.
At Kiversule. t aliloruia Oct. b, ol consumption.
Miss Julia Kellogg, ageil ii. formerlv ot Baruet
At South Uurdwick. Nov. 12. Aimer Baleb, aged
I.MNE WATCHES UEl'AIKEU aud rated at
l A. D. KO WELL'S.
A greeu plaid shawl losl lielween Eastern Ave
1111, 11ml Kit-LV livft-v iit;,lil Kimlfr will he sui
tably rewarded by leaving it at F. i. UUKDf'S
Farm for Sale.
Iu Danville, a good one, and will be sobl cheap.
Iug pay day given if desired. For fuither par
ticulars enquire 011 lli premises.
75-7e J. F. SHI I'M A N.
Apartment lo L,-l.
To a small family of adults.
Tlte Most desirable in Town.
Address at once. Entre Nous. Box 310. 75tf
For Sulr or ICent.
The Laiigdou J. Cummiuga premises liood
house and lirii, ami tive acres ol excellent laud.
Mlf Kuquireot W. II. I'KKSIIlN.
For sale at K. ). Clakk's. Every family need
them. Only 25 cents per 100.
A iool Farm
Of nearly 100 acres within 2 miles ol the village, for
sale CUE A I'. Enquire of W. H. I'KKSToN.
Mrs. H. A. Stanley, Teacher of Piano,
Will instruct pupils at her home, 17 Spriug St..
St, Johusbury, Vt. t nov 18
Five, 10 and 25 cent packages of Embossed Tist
nres and Cards for Scrap Books. F. O. CLAUK.
Desirable Itesidenre For Sale.
The house No. 8, Pearl street, is oflored for sale
The house is nearly new, two story and has all the
1tt MRS. CEO. D. RAN HALL
Banjo and Guilar.
MlsslL E. Thompson, Instructor ou the Buiijo.
Guitar and Mandolin. Also dealer in above mused
Instruments. No. 12 ICailrosd St., St. Johnsbury.
Two Buck Lambs aud severs! other lambs ; the
sire of which sheared over 16 pound.
A nice Yoke Oxen, 2 Farrow Cows.
An 8 year old Black Mare; a good driver and
A good Buggy Wagon.
One Ox and one2 horse Travers Sled.
t7d K. I. ALLEN. St. Johnsbury Centre.
At a Sacrifice !
My residence snd farm are for sale at a lowar
Ju ice according to value than auy property sold or
r sale in the village of St. Johnsbury. I am
bound to sell in order to speDd the wiuter in a,
74-77 W. U. PRESTON.