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COMMENCED AUGUST 8, 1837. ST. JOHNSBURY, YT., THURSDAY, NOY. 29, 1888. VOLUME 52 NUMBER 267.9. St. Johnsbary.Vt., Thursday, Nov. 29, 1888 PUUL1SHKD KVKKT THURSDAY BT C. M. STONE & CO., Opposite the Athenaeum, St. Johnsbury, Vt. EnUrrd at the Potl-off.ce at St. Johnstmry, Vt., at Rccond-cUu Matter. TERMS OF THE CALEDONIAN: Oue year in Caledonia and Essex Counties.. 81.50 II not paid in advance 2.00 Six months Ui local subscribers, in advance,-. .75 One year oat of Caledonia and Essex Counties, 2.00 One year in single wrapper 2.00 (In advance. Postage paid by Publishers.) Clergymen in service, per year l.OO Kacli Subscriber will find on his paper in con nection with bis name, the date to which he has paid. No other receipt ia necessary. TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS. Weather Kecord. At Bingham's drug store, lor the week ending Nov. SH, 1888. Highest. Lowest. Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Snnday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 29 5 2n i 29 11 24 8 36 25 43 35 43 A dash indicates below zero. NEW ADS. IN THIS PAPER. Harvey Sc. Brown Furs and Dress Goods. Harper Bros Harper's Bazar. Smith 6c Walker Sachet Powder. J. II. ('lament's Est Commissioner's Notice. Scribuer's Sons Scrihner's Magazine. Mrs. Heleu F. Carpenter Bargains in Handk'fs Lyman P. Wood Horse and sleigh (or sale. Dr. K. W. Royce Keturn to St. Johnsbury. 82 Main street Kooui to Kent. Lyndon Institute Winter Term. Lucy W. Taft's Est Probate of Will. Alliro F. Nichols Guardian Notice. BEIEP LOCALS. The subject at church of Messiah next Sunday evening will be : Matthew xxiii : 24. There will be preaching at the Presbyterian church next Sunday and the Sunday following. The St. JohuBbury orchestra give a promenade and dance party at Wells River Thanksgiving evening. The annual meeting and election of oflicers of Chamberlin post, G. A. K.f conies Saturday evening. The annual election of officers of the Womana Iielief Corps takes place Thursday' evening, Dec. G, at G. A. K. hall. The next meeting of the St. Johns bury District Preachers' meeting comes Jan. 20-30, and will be held at East Burke. The post office will be opened Thanksgiving day from 8 to 9.30 a. m. and from G to 7 p. m., the evening mail closing at 7. The next entertainment in the lec ture course comes Friday evening, December 7, aud will be given by the Jules Levy concert company. The two or three correspondents who kindly responded to our request for news items one day earlier than usual this week, have our cordial thanks. The South church congregation is in hopes to worship in the audience room of their church next Sunday, though it is hardly counted on' as a sure thing yet. Thomas Ward is engaged in the shoe making department in the Wind sor state prison "bottoming" shoes. He is as reticent as ever ami igu of his feelings. gives ii o C. C. Bingham is using a long-dis tance transmitter in the central tele phone office that brings Montpelier and other distant points right to his elbow, aud is proving a great advantage. Prof. Chapman's reading at the Free Baptist church last evening was very slimly attended, but the enter tainment was an excellent one, the se lections varied in character and were admirably rendered. 4 Greensboro doesn't connect with Caledonia county this time. A third reading of the bill proposing annexa tion was refused in the house Saturday 137 to ai. The bill to repair the Caledouia county court house has pass ed. Twenty of the friends of Mrs. Lainphere, a worthy widow of Fair banks village, called on her last Thurs day and left a very substantial remind er of their friendship in the shape of a goodly donation of groceries and a purse of $12. The assignment of judges to the supreme and county courts in this county are as follows: Supreme court, May 14, 1A39, Judges Royce, Ross, Veazey and Taft. County court, June 4, 1889, Judge Royce; Dec. 4, 1889, Judge Tyler. Frank Perrigo gives up the man agement of the Fairbanks boarding hotirte at Fairbanks village Dec. 15. His place will be taken by a Mr. Simp son of Sheffield. Mr. Perrigo remains in town this winter, but after that his plans are uncertain. A regular circus was stirred up on Railroad street yesterday by a jocose remark made by Postmaster Bowman concerning some repairs he was mak ing, that he was packing up preparatory to moving the office. His orders to move havu't arrived yet. Quite a snow storm that was much more severe in the southern part of the state and in New York than here, prevailed Sunday afternoon and night. The first sleigh of the season appeared Monday morning, but the tracks were too heavy for it. Miss Townsley was obliged to close her labors with the Baptist church here Sunday evening ou account of sickness. The meetings were very well attended during the week, and were continued Monday and Tuesday evenings of this week under the direc tion of local pastors. The scale works shut down Wed nesday night for the rest of the week. The necessary connections and changes in order to nso petroleum in place of coal as a fuel will be made while the shops are closed. The first trial of the new fuel was made Monday with great success. The December term of the county court coniences here next Tuesday be fore Judge Tyler. The more promi nent of the cases to be tried are those of John O. Hale vs the Grand Trunk Railroad company and Harvey Foster vs Thonias Ward, the latter for dama ges for the barn burning affair. In the matter of the fatal accident to Daniel E. Durkee on the St. Johns bury & Lake Champlain railroad, at Hyde Park, on Aug. 11, the railroad commissioners find that Durkee, in at tempting to couple cars got caught be tween the tender and the car injuring him so that he died the next day. One of those careless utterances that are being made every day by everybody and have no special signifi cance only as they become prophecies in the light of following events, was made by John Belknap on the even ing before he was drowned. He was buying a shirt in one of the local dry goods stores when he remarked in his jocular way, after making his selec tion, "Well, I guess that will be good enough to be drowned in." Poor fel low, such proved to be the case. Gymnastic Kxhlbltion. The annual exhibition by the gym nastic class of the Y. M. C. A. under the direction of Mr. Fitzgerald will be held next Tuesday evening at Music hall. Music will be furnished by the St. Johusbury Orchestra. The exer cises will consist of dumbell drills, ex ercises ou the parallel and horizontal bars, high kicking and jumping, club swinging, vaulting, tumbling, etc. Those who have attended these exhi bitions in the past know how interest ing they are and an unusually large at tendance is expected. Receipts go to procure new apparatus for the gymna sium. A Local Occurrence. Some of the good people of St. Johus bury felt greatly shocked at the way in which Sam Small denounced the liquor traffic last week. To such is com mended this instance that occurred in this town one night last week : One of the employes at the scale works com ing from below the village to his work found a man lying within a few feet of the Passumpsic railroad track just above the first covered railroad bridge south of here, benumbed with rum and cold. The grass was beateu down to within a very short distance of the track showing that the man had rolled back aud forth all night long, and that it was little short of miraculous that he was not killed by the passing trains. In one of his pockets was a bottle partially rilled with liquor. The man was roused sufficiently to show that he was a citizen "of St. Johnsbury, a husbaml and father, who plead with the man who found him not to divulge his name. All this in St. Johusbury, and yet some of our sensitive people would have us deal tenderly with the rumseller and be very choice in the selection of words to characterize his business. A Reminiscence of Col. Merrill. In an obituary notice of Col. George A. Merrill iu this issue, reference is made to his correspondence in the Caledonian over the siguature "Hal." Au extract from one of these letters, giving au account of a religious ser vice which he attended in Montpelier, furnishes an insight to the character and tastes of the man, that will be read with interest by some of our old er subscribers, ine Mr. rauuocK re ferred to is John II. Paddock of this place, who at that time was organist in the Montpelier church. Here is the extract : I must not omit to tell you (and it is refreshing to get away from political chicanery, in the recollection) that a large number or the members, in com mon with the congregation, listened to a sermon last Sabbath morning from the Rev. Mr. Lord, founded on the text "In simplicity aud Godly sincerity." I can give you no idea, in tho short space 1 must occupy, of its terseness, and the directness with which he ap pealed to all to make leligion a reality, and not a supplement to our lives. The choir at this church is effective, and the selections characterized by that exquisite taste for which Mr. Pad dock is always distinct from most or ganists. 1 own to a spell in the chast ened refrain that marks his playing. There is a holy grandeur in the organ, now pealing fully, roundly forth : theu falling into a flexible aud uudulating pathos that thrills along the purest memories, and stirs the fountain of tears. It brings back the remembrance of a now sainted boy, who with good-night-kiss, prayed that no more songs might be sung, when he had gone to his little bed, for the sound made his heart ache. Beautiful boy He did not know that it was the voice of unembodied beauty the whisper o an angel his angel, who now whisp ers "The Lord is Thy Shepherd, thou shalt not want. Reader, let the melody of the shep herd's reed fall gently upon your ear and your heart be cheered by the sigh of those glorious mansions, looming through the mists of the dark valley until you are folded safely within the longed-for gate. PERSONAL MENTION. Horatio N. Roberts of this town has been granted a pension. Mrs. L. P. Wood, after brief visits in Newbury and Northampton goes to New York for the winter. II. C. Boud has resigned his position as assistant train dispatcher on the Lake road and has accepted a position as book keeper in the office at the Fair banks' store. George Frost, who has been employ ed on the books in the office of the Fairbanks store, has returned to the main office where he was employed be fore going into the store. George W. Cree, postal route agent between Swanton and Portland, takes the place in the Lake road office made vacant by the resignation of II. C. Bond as assistant train dispatcher. E. E. Turner son of Robert Turner of Paris, France, has been here the past week visiting his relatives. He has left Boston aud will go to Detroit to engage in the boot and shoe busi ness. The many friends of Rev. II. W. Jones and Rev. Henry E. Jewett of Vacaville, Cal., will regret to learn that a very disastrous fire visited that town the night after election burning two business squares and involving a loss to property holders of $200,000. Herbert W. Allen was elected cash ier of the Merchants National bank, at the regular meeting of the directors Monday, to take the place of W. S. Streeter, resigned. Mr. Allen has been employed in this bank for six years or more, the la9t year or two as assistant cashier. His advancement is a well deserved recognition of his faithfulness aud integrity and his many friends in this community join iu hearty congrat ulations. Mr. Allen assumes the du ties of his new position next Monday. The Barton Monitor says that James Works of Waterford, who passed his 100th birthday last December, and who died recently of apoplexy, was in early times a resident of Barton. Iu 1810 he kept a store in that villago; he was then 22 years of age and saw the wa ters of runaway pond as they passed down the valley of Barton. There is now but one man known to be living who saw the sight. Daniel Owen of Barton remembers distinctly of staini ng on the hill above the chair factory and seeing the torrent pass down the channel of Barton river. A Relic of "Bristol Bill." County Clerk Nichols, while clear- ug up the vault in his office the other ay, came upon a relic of the days of 'Bristol Bill," the noted burglar aud counterfeiter, in the shape of an affair that looked very like a pair of old fashioned strap hinges. The contri vance was thus labeled : "A die for making counterfeit half dollars found n H. Evans' garret during the trial of E Low (Bristol Bill) and others, in 1850, and deposited in the county clerks' office for safe keeping." This die was for making half dollars of the date of 1823 and bears every evidence of having seen a good deal of service The engraving was undoubtedly done bv Christian Meadows, whose skill was misapplied in behalf of tho coun terfeiters, who was afterwards pardon ed out and was employed by the gov ernment iu the engraving department Progress of the Electric Light. The necessary leases, etc. between the village trustees and the Thomson Houston electric company have been signed and there seems no chance for any further interruption in the intro duction of the light in St. Johnsbury at a veiy early day. The location of the various lamps were announced last week. It is expected that the poles will be in position this week. A con 8iderable force was at work on the dam below the village all day Sunday and it is now ready for business. A number of business men and organi zations have already signified their in tention of putting in the new light fhe Masons will light their hall by electricity and there is some talk of its being introduced into the South church. School Exhibition. Unique and exceedingly interesting was the exhibition of drawings aud manufactured articles at the Union school buildings Saturday afternoon For some years Miss Mattie Ross has been giving lessons iu the schools in drawing, and attention has frequently- been called to results achieved iu this branch of study. At the beginuiug of the fall term Miss Ross began giving iistruction iu the art of plan-drawing and construction and in needle work The exhibition Saturday consisted largely of results in this new line There were hen-coops, step ladders aud a grindstone ; derricks, tip carts and even a well equipped steam en gine ; toboggans, travers sleds aud a model house; cannon, guns and clothes reel, with fancy boxeB and -brie a brae iu great variety. Each article was accompanied with a working plan quite a number giving evidence of more than ordinary architectural skill and knowledge of drawing. In the needle-work department were variou specimens, many of them from origina designs by the pupils and all of them giving evidence of wise instruction and apt students. On the blackboard about the room were some fine speci mens of drawing by Helen Patterson Mabel Soule, Ida Hall, Harry Waite Edith Ranney, Grace Hibbard and others. Miss Ross is to be congratu lated on the success of this new de parture. Many parents and friends of 1 the pupils were present. TERRIBLE DROWNING ACCIDENT. John Belknap Carried Over the New Dam and Drowned. This community was terribly shock ed last evening to learn of the death by drowning of John Belknap, a na tive of St. Johnsbury and well known as one of the most skillful engineers and machinists in this section. He was carried over the new dam across the Passumpsic river below this vil- ago a few minutes before 5 o'clock. fhe dam was only just completed, the gate having been shut for about an lour, while the water was going over the dam for the first time. The men were trying to save a large stick of timber about 25 feet long that was in the river just above tho dam, but were hindered by ice that was attached to it. Mr. Belknap pushed out iu a boat between the stick and the edge of the dam to assist iu the work, when the current caught the timber, swung it round acainst the boat and in less time than it takes to tell it the boat and Mr. Belknap went over the dam u to the rocks 12 feet below, quickly followed by the timber. He was car- ied a number of rods by the current, which, always stroug at this point was unusually so at this time because of the swollen river, when ho rose to the urface ami shouted for a rope, but was hardly seen before he disappeared Lin. Every effort was made to reach him but without avail. The accideut occurred and he disappeared for the ast time before any one hardly real- zed its horrible significance. A. L. iragg, the contractor on the dam, says e saw him rise ami that he shot out of stick of timber and disappeared again nstantly. Mr. Belknap had on a pair f heavy hip rubber boots and heavy clothing. The water at the point where he rose was quite deep and he was so encumbered that he could do ittle toward saving himself even if he was not injured in going over the dam. At the point where he was last seen the river turns sharply to the south ana lorms an euuy. is is uiougni mac t f IT T? at. - 4.1 the body was either pushed aside into this eddv, or remained in the curient and was carried down stream. After tho accideut the men who were there, reinforced by others from the village organized searching par ties aud began the sad work of seeking for the body. The night was ntensely dark, and the rain that pre vailed and the uncertainty as to the whereal outs of the body made success argeiya matter ot chance, lliougn the search was faithfully continued it wa8 without success and this morning it 0.30 the body had not been found. Some of the circumstances conuected with the drowning of Mr. Belknap were peculiarly sad. The hour of the accident marked the successful com pletion of an enterprise that had been pet scheme of his for many years. Living near the river and having a keen eye for such things he recognized years ago that a valuable water power was not utilized at that point. Early u the present year he bought the wa ter privilege, aud later, in company wim a unmoor oi omers, organizeu ine J.I. - .. l T iV ; lit I Water Power company and began the woik oi carrying out ins long cnerisn- t . 4.1" 1 T "1. I eu plans, ine building or tne (lain nail been greatly ninuerou by constant rains, and alter many vexatious delays me wore, in wuicn ue nau given ins personal and daily attention, was brought to a successful finish, the pow- er nau oeen prontabiy leaseu anu tne ttf Villi 1 -Bill satisfaction of it all had been his only for an hour when he was called hence. John Belknap was born in St. Johns bury in 1840, being 48 years old at his death. Though never identified with the public life of the place he had marked characteristics that gave him a certain prominence. As a skilled me- chauic it is doubtful if his superior was to be found in the state. He could construct almost anything from a pen knife to an engine, from a bicycle to a rifle, and had in course of construc tion at the time of his death a steam boat, every part of which, from the hull to the engine, was to have been of his own construction. Perhaps the best water motor now in use was Lis invention; the first one that he ever constructed was made for the Caledo nian office. Since then he has made large numbers of them which are iu use in various parts of the country. Industrious and of correct habits he had accumulated a competence. As a citizen aud in business affairs he was upright, straightforward and honest in all his dealings. Though somewhat brusque in manner he was kind-heart ed. In all matters concerning religion he was a confirmed skeptic of the Robert Ingeisoll type. His wife and one son. Harrv. aged about 17, survive him. The son was assisting his father at the the time of the accident and was overwhelmed by it. Mr. Belknap also has two brothers and a sister living, Amos of this place and Frank aud Mrs. Henry Shumake of Sherbrooke. LTKu.At M. l.nnr nf frnino- to - o I press neither Mr. Belknap's body nor his boat have been found. The talk that he could not swim can hardly be true as he was an extort canoeist and has been for years a member of the American Canoe association. A large party is engaged in searching for the body aud a diver has been secured to assist. Thankssivins Services. Thanksgiving services are held here this year at the Methodist church Thursday morning at 10.30. Sermon by Rev. T. P. Frost. Everybody cor- dially invited. THE ELECTRIC LIGHT. Some Suggestions Worthy of Consider ation. When the craze for the electric light has passed by, the sober, sensible citi zen will discover that he is paying ex tremely dear for his whistle. In fact a good many realize this already, and are not backward in declaring it an ex pensive and needless luxury. If the expense was limited to the $1300 voted by the village, few would complain j although that is about double the pres ent cost of lighting the streets. But the trustees are credited with making a three years' contract, the electric company giving 33 lights the first year for tho $1300, but after the first year only 20 lights. If the village want more than the 20 lights it must pay $70 a light. Here is where the shrewdness of tho electric company appears. They are weir enough acquainted with hu man nature to understand that after 15 or 20 extra lights have been scattered about the village suburbs for a year, there will be a remonstrance if they are removed. The result will doubt less be that instead of lighting the villago as now for $700, or even as contemplated by the village when it voted $1300, it will cost the tax-payers $3000 yearly. Now we Bubmit that this is extravagant for a village of this size. The electric light may be desir able, but it is not in any sense a ne cessity, and in a place of this size it is a very expensive luxury. Some of the best electricians say decidedly that no town can afford electricity for illumiu- atin purposes until some cheaper e ana,.ntinn. if .i;oMv.r.l ill Vtiivu vra vuviiiviuj a v t ikjw w St. Johnsbury has many advantages, 8ome that other towna of itf size niaj not boast of P ti U3eful an(1 vaiuabie eVerv citizen should be thank- f , lmfc it 8ilouid not be fonrotten that the great majoritv Gf the people of this place have small incomes and earn their bread by the sweat of their faces. Mauy of them own homes, and they do not care to see so large a part of their income go for taxes, especially for taxe8 which neither does them or the publlc g00(l The taxes of our towu are two or three times as high as some of the towns about us. It may be ans wered that we have more things to pay taxes for. Very good ; but taxes here are $3.G0 on a thousand higher than they are in the city of Boston, the rate there being only $13.40 ; ami yet Boston is much exercised over tho expense of its electric light and there is likely to be a reVolution in regard to it. Citizenship immoves as a rule iu the Lame ratio as the citizen owns real es- tate. It would be better for our town did every man own the house he lives iu. But what inducement is held out for the man of moderate means to own real estate in a town where the peo ple's money is used as it is here? It will be a sad day for the prosperity of this place when the man of moderate income finds that taxes aud insurance eat up his home. Reference has not boon made in this article to the questionable method by which the trustees intend to saddle this extra tax upon the village. Look at tbe facfc8. Twt of the trU8tees are owner8 ia tho water power company When they coutract for the electric ,igIlt fr this village they are simply tradinff with themselves. That is, if the tnistce8 wilI contract the lighting of the village streets to this electric ,: , t comDauv. 8..; ,i comnanv will take j of tor or own0(1 by in dividliaia on the board of trustees for a to of t enormous urofit Otherwise said water power may be idle. If any one thinks that tho trustees are running this village as a charitable institution they will wake up some day to their mistake. Our people can scarcely have forgotten the regime which ontaiied a water debt upon the village of about $80,000, of which there is yet a $60,000 balance unpaid, al though the village is taxed yearly a sum varying from $2500 to $4500 to liquidate this debt alone. And even at this high rate of taxation it will take nearly 20 years longer to wipe it out. This is a long-suffering people, aud the manner in which they endorse "jobs" which enrich the bosses at the expense of the tax-payer is past ex plauation. But it's a long road that has no turn. Catholic Notes A supper will be served in the new Catholic church Thanksgiving evening from G o'clock through the evening. The church will be illuminated and everybody is invited The frescoing of the church ceiling is completed and it is expected that the walls will be done by Monday and the staging removed. The frescoing een done by Mr. lleney of lioston It is now expected that the interior wil1 be completed in readiness for mid niht m on Christmas Father Boissonnault has completed a census ol his parish and finds that there are 318 Catholic families in this community, numbering aoout iyw per sons, averaging between five and six individuals to each family Thanksgiving morning Father Bois sonnault, assisted by other priests will dedicate a new bell in the Lyn douvillu Catholic church. On Monday and Tuesday morning there were four marriage ceremonies at the Catholic church performed by the pastor : William Welch and Mary Coleman; Thomas Picard aud Lena Ignault; D. Juneau and Victoria Jacques; Joseph Doucet and Adele Paradis; all of St. Johnsbury. SAM SMALL'S STORY. A Masterpiece of Eloquence and Pathos. The fourth entertainment in the Y. M. C. A. course last Friday evening was a lecture by Rev. Sam W. Small of Atlanta, Ga., entitled, "From Bar Room to Pulpit." The address was an autobiography of thrilling interest closing with the story of the conver sion of Mr. Small, a conversion almost as remarkable as that of St. Paul's. Rev. T. P. Frost, in his happy way, introduced the speaker by announcing 'that the display of Frost on this plat form would be Small." The address opened with a beautiful story, most beautifully told, of a stranger who purchased all the singing birds in a market place and one by one iberated them from their prisons and gladly saw them homeward fly. Mr. Small said he came here as one freed rom the worst slavery ever instituted to tell them how he purchased his freedom. Then followed a running sketch of his early years of dissipation. The boy who left his home followed by his mother's prayers and tears, who went through college graduating with high honors, found himself in a large Southern city where public sentiment countenanced the social glass. The blessings of a happy home, a lucrative position in the courts of justice, and the entreaties of his wife did not stop his downward cai-eer. A journey abroad and the attendance of the most skilled physician in Paris could not check his appetite. As a last resort lis wife had a notice served on every bar-keeper in Atlanta forbidding them, in accordance with the public statutes, to sell any liquor to Sam Small. These notices, wet with the hot tears of his wife, were the laughing stock of every toper in Atlanta. This flagrant violation of the law uruished a golden opportunity, which was quickly grasped, for a plea for the better enforcement of the temperance aw-8 aud for a sharp rebuke to all who are content with the present condition of things. In the scathing criticism and ridicule which followed like hot shot neither saint nor sinner was spar ed nor the minister who straddled the luestion lest by its introduction ho should divide his church. Some of the audience squirmed under his probing, others wished he had not called a spade a spade, but the majority prais ed him for his fearlessness and courage. "Why didn't they obey my wife's le gal notices V he asked. "Tell me why they doii't obey the law in your state aud I will toll you why they didn't in Georgia. They didn't do it there be cause they didn't dare do it. If your officers wou't enforce it here they are either cowards or in league with the saloons. What is a license! It is blood-money laid on dead consciences to beautify the corpses. I have paid 17 of the best years of my life and $20,000 for a license to preach against the saloon. We have enough public sentiment ou this questiou to run seveu worlds. What we want is orgauized action. Call me a crank 7 When I was the drunkest fool iu Atlanta aud a ter ror to my wife and children nobody called mo a crank. Everyoue said I was a 'hale fellow, well met.' Since I have become converted and begun to preach temperance I am called a crank When I get to Heaven I am going to say to my Saviour, 'Here, Lord, is your crunk. Ho has done what he could.' The story of Sam Small's conversion brought tears to mauy an eye and thrilled all his hearers as only true elo quence and pathos can. The vivid word-pictures introducing scenes in his home life will never bo forgotten bv those who heard the story. He took his children to hear Sam Jones to enjoy the Sabbath iu a kind of a picnic style. He was convicted of sin aud hastened to drown his conviction in liquor remaining intoxicated for two days. The crisis came on Tuesday aud the picture was theu presented to the audieuce of a man drunk iu the morninir. contemnlatin" suicide at noon, converted in the afternoon and preaching salvation and temperance in a crowded public square in the even ing, with his little children as his only backers on the temporary platform. The graphic details of that story can never be told on paper ; to be impres sive and convicting they need the pres ence, the charm and the magnetism of the hero. Those who heard it will al ways remember ic. The lecture closei with one of those flowery perorations for which Southern orators are so fa mous where a beautiful allegory formed the basal figure of speech. Academy Notes. Mauy oi the students have gone home to spend the Thanksgiving vaca tion. The senior exhibition will be given on Tuesday evening Dec. 11. Frank P. Davison '87, who is teaching school iu Hartford, was in town this week, his school having closed for a short vacation. The Adelphian so ciety have elected the following offic cers for the next term : President C R. Hodgdon, vice president F. K Batch, secretary Quiucy Blakely, treas urer S. R. Parker, 2d director James Puffer, 3d director Walter Hastings. C. E. Hayward is now at Gilsuui, N II., working iu a general store. LYNDON. L. K. Quimby and family have gone away to spend the winter; they started for Boston ou Monday. Mrs. Hidden and daughter Beatrice are visiting friends iu Montreal. Principal Sampson is spending va cation at his home in Massachusetts RECENT DEATHS. Merrill. A dispatch was received at Rutland Saturday bringing the sad news of the death of Col. George A. Merrill at St. Paul, Minn., which oc curred in the morning. The Rutland Herald makes the following statements concerning the particulars of his death, aud also some facts concerning his life to which we add others. Mr. Merrill, who removed to St. Paul last January, ad not improved any in health, and ad several severe attacks of asthma, with which he had been affiicted for several years. The immediate cause of his death is not known, but it is be- ieved that while in an attack of asth ma the heart failed to beat. Col. George A. Merrill was born in Plymouth, N- II., in November, 1820, received a good education aud iu 1851 ocated in St. Johusbury, where he lived 13 years. Iu 1857 and again iu 1858 he represented St. Johnsbury in the legislature. Many of the older readers of the Caledonian will recall the delightful letters he wrote to this paper during both sessions of the leg- slature over the pseudonyme "Hal." During Col. Merrill's residence in this town he built and occupied the brick touse on Eastern avenue, tho present esideuce of Dr. G. B. Bullard. While lere he was on the etatl' of Gov. Eras- tus Fairbanks and was secretary of civil and military affairs from I8(0 to 8ll. For a time he was postmaster, and later was collector of internal rev enue. Afterward he was superinien- eut of the Passumpsic railroad. At this time he was a close and intimate friend, socially as well as politically, of the Fairbanks family aud Judge .oland, a friendship which lasted un til tho latter's death. He was ulti mately associated with the following St. Johnsbury men whom ho so soon follows to the other land: Ex-Gov. Fairbanks, Judge Poland, E. C. Red- ington, Chas. S. Daua aud Calviu Mor- ill. The deceased served ou a com mittee with Hon. George F. Edmunds to adjust certain government claims, He went to Rutland iu 1864, and was appointed superintendent of the Rut and & Burlington railroad, which po- sitiou he held until 1871, when the Central Vermont railroad took posses sion of the road. Although not giving up his residence in Rutland, he went to New London, Conn., after leaving the Rutland road, aud Or two years was superintendent of the New London Northern railroad. Soon after his eturn to Rutland he went to Lyndou ville, to take the superinteudeucy of the Passumpsic railroad ; but ho held that position only a short time and re turned to Rutland. Col. Merrill was elected president of the Howe Scale Co., in 187(J and held the position for five years alter tho removal of the works to Rutland ; and since resigning that position he had not been engaged iu active business. The deceased left a widow, Caro line Deau Merrill, daughter of Dr. Edward Deau of Bath, N. II., and six children as follows : Catherine R., wife of Hon. Lyman W. Redington ; Ed ward D., John F., aud Samuel W. of St. Paul; George Arthur, who resides in California, and James A. of Rutland Col. Merrill possessed all those qual ities which make a noble aud Christian man. He was simple and very domes tic in his habits, but had a host of friends. He was a member of the Congregatioual church and took great uterest in its welfare, Mrs. Merril being also especially active in church work. The remains left St. Paul Sunday night, accompanied by John F. Mer rill, and will bo brought to St. Johns bury for burial. Mrs. Merrill, who is in feeble health, will not come East The funeral will be held here on Weduesday. Russell. The death of Mrs. Eunice Russell was briefly noticed in last week's oaner. But so long and useful a life deserves a more extended notice When a child her father, Rev. Luther Wood, removed from southern N. II. to this town, near East St. Johnsbury Here she shared with the rest of the family in the hard work and privations so common in the early part of the present century. On reaching woman hood she married John Russell. He kooii after bought a tract of land in the 'dgo of Kii by, cleared away the trees and built a log house. This place re niained her home lor tho greater par of her life. In course of time a sub tstantial frame house took the place o the log one. Here for many years hospitality was freely- dispensed. In tho "free and easy" style of visiting so common iu the farming districts in the past, her home was always a favorite resort, and the large circle of relatives and friends were always sure of a hearty welcome from both Mr. aud Mrs. Russell. On tho death of her husband, 20 years ago, she remained ou the home farm in the family of her son, M. J. Russell, until his removal to this place G or 7 years ago, since whicl time her home has been here. She re tained her powers of mind and body to a remarkable d-egree until a year or two before her death, when a cancer came upon her face. Her sufferings from this caused her to fail rapidly. Efforts were made to remove it, but her "strength was not sufficient. Dur iug the intervals of rest from treat ment, necessary to reci uither strength, the cancer gained rapidly. Her suffer ings, sometimes very great, were borne with patience and fortitude. During the last few weeks her mind became clouded. She pasocd quietly away Nov. 19, aged 84 years. Thus closes a ife full of usefulness and kind deeds. Only three of her seven child ion sur vive her, L. W. Russell of West Con cord, Mrs. C. II. Locke or East St. Johnsbury and M. J. Russell of this place. Of her brothers and sisters ou- y two remain, Mrs. Glines of Lunen burg, and Roger Wood of Kirby, the former haviug attained her 89th year. She early united with the Congrega tional church at North Kirby and afterwards removed her membership to tho church at East St. Johnshury where it remained till her death. A Curd. We wish to express our thanks to triemls and neighbors, for their kind assistance during tbe sickness and at tho tnneral of our mother. MR. and MRS. M. J. RUSSELL. A Card. "We - desire o publicly express our thanks," through th columns of this paper, to the people of St. Johnsbury, who manifested so much kindness and sympathy in the sickness and burial of our dear son and brother. Also fur tho boautitul floral offerings for which words fail to express our grati tude. May eur Heavenly father reward you. A.I. PATTEKSOX, K. 11. PATTEUSON. K. E. PATTERSON. trial riJofirts. Kuckleu's Arnica Salve. The Itest Salvo in the world tor Cuts. Kruises. Sores. Ulcers, Salt Rlieimi, Fever Sores. Tetter Chapped Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all Skin i-.rupt ions, and positively cures t iles, or no pay required. it is guaranteed to give perfect satis faction, or money rel'uudcd. Price --!" cents per box. For sale by Fliut JSrws. t ian "Jl r-"U A Woman's Discovery. "Another wonderful discovery has Ihm-ii made and that too by a lady in this county. li.sease fastened its clutches uixm her and for seven years she withstood its severest tests, but her vital organs were undermined and death seemed immi nent. Jr or three months she coughed incess.-inil v and could not sleep. She bought of us a bottle of Dr. King s Aew Discovery tor Consumption and was so nuicti relieved on taking tirst dose that she slept all uight aud with one bottle has been miraculously cured. Her name is Mrs. I.utber Lutz." Thus write W. C Hamiick & Co.. ol Shelby, N. C Get a tree trial bottle at Flint 15ros. cn e w t dec in, Sa The Verdict ITiiiinimous. V. D. Suit, Druggist, Rippiis. Ind testifies: "I can recommend Electric Hitters as the very best remedy. livery bottle sold has giveu relief in ev ery case. One man took six bottles, aud was cur ed oi Rheumatism of 10 years' standing. " Abra ham Hare, druggist, Uellvillo, Ohio, attirms : "The best selling medicine I have ever handled iu my -20 years experience, is Electric Hitters. thousands of others have added their testimony, so that the verdict is unanimous that Electric Hitters d.i cure all diseases of the Liver, Kidneys or lilood. Only a halt dollar a bottle at Fliut Hros., drug store. ch e w t dec. lb Advice to Mothers. Are you disturbed at night and broken of your rest by a sick child an tiering and crying with pail- of cutting teeth If so, send at once jnd get a lion tie ot Mrs. Wmslow a hootlnng Syrup tor children teething. Its value is incalculable. It will relieve the poor little sutlereriminediately. Depeud upon it, mothers, there is no mistake about it. It cures dysentery aud diarrhoea, regulates the stomach and bowels, cures wind colic, sol'teus the gums, reduces intlumuiation, and gives tone and energy tot lie whole system. Airs. inslow s Soothing Syrup for children teothiug is pleasant to the taste and is the prescription of one of tlieoldest anil best temale nurses and physicians in the turned Slates, and is sold by all druggists throughout the world. Price s cents a bottle. mock ravtltrs' (gnidt. Itoston & Maine Ii. It. PitHsiimpsic Div. Oct. 29. 1888. TRAINS MOVlNC. SOUTH. Mail N YHKsSIiil Mnl:N MlJJKi a. in. a. in. I p. in J p. in. p. in. I p. in u. in Newport... 7 IS 1 US 6 -III In ftn I US W. Hurke. S 'Jl t 30 l-i III Lyndon v'll H i 2 IS 5 : 9 uti;pj 30; 1 It) Lyudon... 8 4fi . 3: 9 05 ... j St. J. Cent. 8 56 5 5o 9 "JO ... St.Joh'sb'y 9 01 2 3(1 6 10i 9 3.r. 1" 5.V 1 35 Passillil'sic 9 14 6 35 1 9 41 I 03 E. Haruet. 9 24 fi 43 UMKt ... Harnet 9 31 7 Oil III 13 1 at! Mciudoes. 9 3rt 7 15 10 23 1 3.V Wells R 10 03 3 07 8 00 II INI I 53 1 2 15 W.R.Juuc II 45 jlll 40 1 45 3 I.V Boston I p.m. p. m. p. in. p. m. a. in. a. in la. iu. TRAINS MOVINU NORTH. a. m. j). m. a. m. i p.m. p. m.,p. m" Boston 8 30 9 00j p. in. p.m. p. in. p. in. a. in. a. in. a. in. W.R.Juuc 1 5." 5 t5 7 30 12 40 Wells R 3 45 2 38; 7 55 10 III tl 251 1 211 Mciudoes. 4 05 2 53 8 25 Ifi 40 S 45 Harnet 4 11 j 8 35 10 50 2 51 E. Harnet. 4 17 8 45 11 no j 1 40 Passum'sic 4 27 1 9 02 1 1 17 3 m St-Joh'sb y 4 38 3 19 9 30 II 3n 3 15 2 04 St. J. Cent. 4 45 9 40 U 3M 1 Lyndon... 4 59 9 55 1 1 50 I Lyndon v'll 5 06 3 30 10 00 1-2 :i 3 3H -i ill W. Hurke. 5 23 ! --- 12 55 3 58 Newport.- 7 55 4 43; J 50 Ii OK 3 30 jp. m. p. in. p. m. I p.m. a. in. hi. m. St. Johnsbury & Lake t'liamptaiii Railroad. Oct. 8, 1888. TRAINS EAST. TBAIK8 W K8T. Read down. Read up. Frt Mxd Mail Iai) Mid Frt a. iu. p. m. a. in. Ip.m. a. in. p.m- Maquam 3 20 10 00 Swantou I 7 50 1 1 35 6 24 II 27 Cambridge Jc. ''6 25 10 10 5 44 7 4 12 4'J Hard wick ! 57 9 01 8 10 6 03 7 55 12 59 E. Hard wick I 4 48 8 M 7 35 6 40 8 04 1 09 Greensbora j 4 39 8 43 7 35 7 20 8 24 1 29 Walden 4 21 8 ii 6 45 8 14 8 45 1 50 Danville 4 Ot) 7 45 6 07 9 00 9 15 2 20,. - , i C 3 3D 7 (Ml 4 5 10 15 3 25 it.Johnshnry-J a8S,, a 45 10 35 3 35 E. Sl Jolinsbi.ry 2 45 2 25 10 50 3 4 4 W.Concord... . 2 3fi 2 10 11 20 3 53 X. Concord 2 27 1 50 11 35 4 02 Miles Pond 2 I I 15 II 46 4 08 E. Concord 2 12 12 5 la 05 4 19 Lunenburg 2 01 12 30 p.m. p.m. p.m. in. a.m. p m At Peacham, Nov. 22, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Douse. At St. Johnsbury, Nov. 24. by Elder Johu Ward, John H. Robhins of Danville," Canada, aud Lucy U. Cable of Summerville. At St. Johnsbnry, Nov. 27, by drowning, John Belknap, af ed 48. At St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 24. Col. George A. Merrill, aged 68, formerly of St. Jolumbury. At Lyndonville, Nov. 26, Joseph Morrill, aged 55. 1,11 NE WATCHES REPAIRED aud rated at A. P. ROWEI.L'K. For Sale. One second hand Sleigh, one flue ISuff.ilo Kobe new. C. C. HING1I A M. To Item. An unfurnished front room on first floor. En- quire at &2 Main Street. 79-80 For Sale. Cheap for cash and at once, one large-sid kiUh i range in good working order. tf Apply to Rv. G. II. HA1LEY, 2 Railroad at. Horse for Sali Cheap If taken soon. Enquire of W. H. PRESTON. 78 80 Clean 2'eviaper For sale at F. O. Clark's. Every family need them. Only 25 cents -r 100. Bargain. Five, 10 and 25 cent packages of KufeMUMMt Pict ures and Cards for Scrap Books. V. O. CLA HK. Banjo and Ciuilar. MlRK. E. Tbompsom, Instructor on the KDjo, Guitar and Mandolin. Also dealer in above naued Instruments. No, IS Railroad St., St. Johnsbury. For Kale. Horse and sleigh for sale. Mare 11 years old, good reader, in foal by Gold finder. Sleigh, Portland style, almost new. tf LYMAN P. WOOD, Lock Box 876.