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COMMENCED AUGXTST 8, 1837. ST. JOHNSBURY, VT., THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 1888. YOLUME 52 NUMBER 2680. PUBLISHED BVRBT THURSDAY BT C. M. STONE & CO., Opposite th Athenapnm, St. Jotinsbury, Vt. F.aterrd at the Pot-fJUe at St. Johnsbury, Yt, a Srennd-elain Matter. TERMS OF THE CALEDONIAN: One year In Caledonia and Ex Conntiea..1.50 It not paid in advance 2.00 Six months to local subscribers, in advance,.. .75 One yearont of Caledonia and Eswi Connties, 2.00 One year in single wrapper 2-00 (In advance. Pontage paid by Publishers.) Clergymen in service, per year l.OO Kach Subscriber will find on his paper in con nection with bis name, the date to which he has paid. No other receipt is necessary. TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS. Weather .Record. At Binahara's drag store, tor the week ending Dec. 5, 188. Highest. Lowest. Thursday. 35 29 Friday, 3( 29 Saturday, 33 25 Sunday, 27 14 Monday. 29 25 Tuesday, 26 23 Wednesday. 32 82 A dash indicates below zero. BRIEF LOCALS. Harvey &. lirowu will make a special announcement for Christmas next week. The North church sociable and Christmas sale comes next Monday e veiling. 1 he Jennie Calef Comedy compa ny gave two meritorious exhibitions at the Opera house this week. There is to be a holiday book sale in the South church vestries Monday afternoon and evening. Pensions have been granted to George N. Harriman of Sutton and Amos A. Scott of Walden. Kev. C. P. Morse calls attention to the New People's Cyclopedia as a Christmas present. See his business notice. The Citizens bank has called in the balance of their unpaid capital and will legin the year with a capital of $ro,(xx. The ladies of the Free Baptist so ciety will open a stock of Christmas goods in one of the vacant stores on Main street next week. The Catholic church was beauti fully illuminated Thanksgiving even ing, and over 500 sat down to the sup per that was prepared for them. - E. E. Barak at of Damascus, Syria, gave an interesting address at the North church vestry last evening, and lectures at Association hall this even ing. Besides Rev. T. P. Frost's Thanks giving sermon on the second page, the reader will find an interesting article on the third page by Kev. J. E. Han -kin on "Woman in temperance reform." A canvass of this village is being made in the interests of the candidacy of Gen. V. V. Henry of Burlington for the position of collector of customs. The other candidates are G. G. Bene dict, ex-Gov. Roswell Farnham and B. J. Derby. . Over 500 tons of new GO-pound steel rails have been received to bo laid on the Lake road between here and Danville. The 50 pound rails at present on this section will be laid on the west end of the road where the grades are easier. John Bishop, son of the late John J. Bishop f this town, brought the re mains of his wife to St. Johnsbury for burial on Friday. Mrs. Bishop was an adopted daughter of Joseph Parker. For the lat ten or fifteen years they have lived in Brooklyn. Mrs. J. A. Hadley of Summer street has been laid aside for a num ber of weeks by an injury- to one knee. The injury was of such nature as to require repeated surgical treatment. Although the trouble has been very severe and pain u I, a slow recovery is now expected. Our advertising columns give full particulars of several attractive Ray mond excursions to the Pacific coast and Mexico. No more delightful meth od of travelling can le invented and a trip to California on a Raymond ex cursion is all that can be desired to till one's cup of happiness. It would seem from the develop ments of the past two days that the Caledonian last week was about right in its exposure of the electric light scheme. Some people in town have not quite forgotten the Buzzell dyuas ty that saddled a debt of $S 1,000 on the village, and want no more of that kind duiiug the present generation. In their report of the fatal acci dent to Mrs. K- K. Richards at this place Septemlnr , the railroad com missioners, after re-telling the story without any special addition as regards the facts in the case, find "that the ac cident was due, as Mrs. Richards her self stated to several persons, to her becoming dizzy and falling as before stated." The lody of Col. George A. Mer rill reached here Thanksgiving day and brief funeral services were had at the cemetery, conducted by Rev. C. M Luimsou. 1 lie remains were accom panied from St. Paul by the son, James Arthur Merrill. Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Reding ton of Rutland were also present at the burial. Quite a number of citizens who knew Col. Merrill so well when a resident of this town, fol lowed the body to its last resting place. PERSONAL MENTION. Miss Anna S. Morse of Newbury is visiting at Harvlin Paddock's. E. N. Randall is in market this week picking up the balance of goods for the holidays. Fred E. Carpenter spent Thanksgiv ing with his sou Herbert, who is now studying law in New York city. Charles E. Somerville of the Western Union Telegraph oflice is enjoying a vacation in other parts of the state. William J. Willard and wife of Bos ton, speut the New England festival with Mr. Willard's parents in this place. George P. Stebbins of the Spring field Republican, spent Thanksgiving in this town with Mrs. Stebbins' rela tives. E. M. Hall of Green street, who has spent the summer working at his trade in New Hampshire, returned home last week. Frauk Taylor closes his engagement at the Fairbanks dry goods store Jan. 1 and goes to Hardwick, into McLoud & CeV. store. Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Moore of Wells River have come to St. Johnsbury to spend a few months with their daugh ter, Mrs. Dr. Nelson. Mr. and Mrs. Hairy McWilliams of Kansas City spent Thanksgiving time with Mrs. McWilliams' grandmother in this place, Mrs. Russell Hallett. Henry S. Young, who has been look ing after his interests in Colorado the past summer, ha returned to St. Johnsbury for the winter. M. W. Aiuger left Tuesday for Southern Dakota where ho expects to locate. Jefferson Cowles of Burke goes to Nebraska the same day. Amos, brother of the late John Bel knap, received a pension with quite an amount of back pay some time ago which he invested in a little place down at Monroe where he will live. Col. John R. Thomson, who deliver ed the Memorial day address here last year, is a member of the executive committee in charge of the inaugural ceremonies at Washington for March 4, 1880. Lambert Packard of this town is "mentioned" for the position of super intendent of public buildings in place of the present incumbent, Hiram At kins. He has one qualification for the place certainly in that he knows some thing about the business. Nelson F. Irish, for some years em ployed in the Merchants bank, has ac cepted a position in a bank in Alber querque, New Mexico, an institution in which a brother of Supt. Folsom of Lyudouville is interested. Miss Carrie E. Frost, who has been in Boston for the past few mouths tak ing lessons in oil painting and china decorating, has returned borne. She brings with her many specimen of her work of a meritorious character. Miss Frost will devote most of her time to the business. - - -4- The Fatal River. A woman who is a constant reader of the Caledonian, and who lives by the Passu mpsic river in this place, furnishes the names of seventeen per sons who have been drowned, in its waters near this place since she has lived on its banks. Six of these were drowned at Paddock village : Willard Batchelder, July, 1854. Nathaniel B. Randall, July 15, 1855. Francis Hancock, July 1, 1808. Frank West, June, 1 872. Jerrv Rogan. Charles A. Chedel, July 3, 1881. The following persons were drown ed near the Portland street bridge: Emma O'Niel, 1874. Emily Powers, Oct. 20, 1877. Patrick Dougherty, John Denlv, Matthew Welch, all June 17, 1877. Edmond Gingras, Dec. 4, 1887. Alphonse Lafaire, July I), 1888. The following were drowned below the dam : Florez Gorham, May 2, 1807. Eddie Smith. Arthur Auger, June, 1879. John Belknap, Nov. 27, 1888. mi i . i nese, witn the score or more who have been rescued half drowned, make a feartul record for the river at this place. Aldrich-Ross. A very pretty home wedding was solemnized at the home of Judge Ross yesterday noon when his daughter, Miss Julia, was married to Dr. Albeit C. Aldrich of Somerville, Mass. The ceremony was performed by the bride's pastor, Rev. Edward T. Fairbanks. The bride was given away by her fath er, and her brother, Edward II. Ross, was lest man. After the ceremony a wedding breakfast was served to the relatives and friends that were pres ent. The display of flowers was very elaborate and a large number of beau tiful gifts were received. The happy couple left yesterday afternoon for their new home in Somerville, followed by the best wishes of a large circle of friends. This removes from our place a young lady of high social standing and culture who has been a successful teacher in our schools and academy where she made many friends, and one prominently identified with religious work in her church. The I-ievy Concert. The next entertainment in the lec ture course comes tomorrow evening and will be given by the Jules Levy concert company. Of Jules Levy, "the greatest living iierformer on the cornet," it is unnecessary to speak. He will be supported by his own com pany. Miss Costa, soprano, Miss No mani, contralto, Sig. Marion, tenor, Mr. Hragau, baritone ami Mr. Standini, musical director. This company will be assisted by Miss Lizzie Gleasou, reader. FOUND AT LAST. John Belknap'a Body Recovered in 30 'eet or Water. The body of John Belknap, who was carried over the dam and drowned in the Passumpsic river Tuesday after noon of last week, was recovered Fri day forenoon at about 11.30 o'clock by Charles West, section man on the Pas sumpsic railroad. A diver was pro cured on Wednesday and the search for the body was kept up all that day and on Thanksgiving day without suc cess. The diver went down a number of times near where the body was final ly found and described the place as both deep and dangerous, logs and de bris covering the bottom of the river. He gave up the task Thursday. Fri day Charles West, who with John Couley and others had been searching for the body since the accident, rigged up an a flair with gas pipe some 30 feet long, with a metal plate at the end from which hung a number of large cod hooks. Not far from the place where Mr. Belknap was last seen was a deep spot in the river near an overhanging ledge and it was while at work at this spot, where the water was more than 30 feet in depth, that two of the hooks caught on to the object of the search, one hook going through a hand and the other catching on to one' of the sleeves of Mr. Belknap's coat. An ex amination of the body showed that he was probably not seriously injured in going over the dam as there were no bruises observable. The boat in which he went over the dam lodged just where it struck when it went down and there remains. From the time of the accident to the hour of finding the body large crowds gathered about the river, particularly on Thanksgiving day, watching the men engaged in the work. Some money which Mr. Belknap had about him was found uninjured. Funeral services, conducted by Rev. B. M. Tillotson of Woodstock, were held at the late residence of the de ceased on Railroad street Saturday af ternoon, and the burial took place at Passumpsic where Mr. Belknap's father is buried. ; In an obituary notice of Mr. Belknap n last week's issue we; unintentionally omitted to state that a sister of the de ceased, Miss Ann Belknap, a most worthy woman, is living in this place. The brothers and sisters were all pres ent at the funeral services. Christian Worker's Conference. The fifth New England conference of Christian Workers, to which attention has already been called in these col umns, comes next week Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A list of 15 or 20 of the prominent men who will be present has already been pub lished. Here is the piograin for the first three days as now arranged : THURSDAY F.VKNISG, DEC. 13. The call to be read aud the coufursnce formally opened, followed by meeting for prayer, led by Col. F. Fairbanks. FRIDAY. Morning : Biblo study for personal profit, opened by C. K. Ober. IHble Reading, The Holy Ghost : In the Church ; In the World, by Russell Sturgis. Afternoon: Christian responsibility for the un saved, opened by Goo. II. Slade. Indifference to church obligations, opened by F. O. Wiuslow. Evening : Is the faith once delivered to the saints adapted to the present age f opened by S. M. Sayford. Evangelistic work in the church ; how to be done, and by whom, opened by George II. Shaw. SATURDAY. Morning : The need of moral heroism in Chris tian life, opened by S. M. Sayford. Christian Stewardship, opened by II. M. Moore. Afternoon : Sabbath desecration ; its cause, Allen Folger ; its oure, E. B. Dillingham. The Bible : How best studied by business men ; how command the time, Howard L. Porter. Evening : Personal experience in conversion and growth in grace. To be thrown open to the con gregation, but. the meeting will be nuder the charge of U. M. Moore, closing with consecration service. Sabbath services announced Saturday evening. Rev. G. II. Bailey Goes to ISurlington. Rev. G. II. Bailey closed his labors with St. Andrews Episcopal church Sunday and left with his family for his new home at Burlington on Monday At the Sunday morning service he re f erred to the change he was about to make, expressing himself as pleased that the relations between rector and people that had always been of the pleasantest character so continued to the last hour. Ho gave his people some good advice concerning the sup port of the chinch and bade them good bye in fitting terms. It is understood that Mr. Bailey receives $1800 salary at Burlington, nearly double the amount of his salarv here. County Court. The December term of the county court convened on Tuesday with Judge J. M. 'Iyler and Assistant Judges Cloud Harvey and Joseph T. Gleasou The case of Harvey Foster v Thomas Ward was continued at defendant's expense. John O. Hale v Grand Trunk railway is set for trial next Monday Francis A. Cushman v Willis A. Sein ers is now being tried. These cases are set for trial : O. W. Tyler v Ira Humphrey, apt. ; Albert E. Fort v St J. Sc. L. C. R. R. ; Salmon Steam v E. P. Clifford ; C. W. Phillips v J. and C Winter; Ida McLaughlin v W. II. B. Weeks; J. L. Hopkins v E. II. Shaw; Sias Randall v II. C. Hastings; Emily Cheney v II. S. Calderwood ; Jennie E. Grady v Daniel Donley ; John Petti grew v H. II. Miller; W. J. Bray v C N. Coriiveau. Academy Notes. Urout c ot Williams 'tsrJ was in school Monday morning. Ide aud Ha zen of Dartmouth, Misses Rankin and Fairbanks of Smith speut Thanksgiv ing at home. Mr.Putney gave a recep tion to the students Thanksgiving evening. A large number were present and enjoyed the occasion. On account of the absence of Professor Chapman the work in elocution for Monday was I postponed until x riday. SOUTH CHURCH IMPROVEMENTS. The TVorlc Completed. The improvements and repairs that i.ive been in progress in the South church for three months or more are tbout completed and the church will be open on Saturday evening for in spection. So great has been the change wrought, that those who have not been in the audience room since the work began would hardly recog nize it were it not that the general form of the room remains unchanged, the only material alteration in this re spect being that the entrances to the gallery are now from the church prop er instead of from the vestibule as formerly. The frescoing is in light colors, mostly various shades of yellow and terra cotta, and in keeping with the Greek style of architecture of the oom. .The congregation will surely commend the good taste of the com mittee in one particular the church will be sufficiently light in the day tune to admit ot ones recognizing one's friends. The pews have been entirely re- nodeled, the old-fashioned doors dis carded, new ends put in and the gen eral form so changed as to make them nuch more comfortable than formerly. The organ has been raised 1G inches and brought forward four feet; the space in front reserved for the choir being cut off from the rest of the room by a rail and pet tier. The carpet is of a light shade, blue predominating. The old windows of many panes and common glass gives place to new and beautiful works of art in stained glass. There are eight of these in all, four of them memorial windows, though the atter are not yet fully completed. The one on the south side nearest the pul pitis presented by Prof. James F. Colby n memory of his father, James K. Colby ; the one directly opposite on the other side is presented by the Sun day school in memory of Ephraim Jew ett; the second window on the south side (which will contain a figure of St. Paul) by Rev. Henry Fairbanks in memory of his father, Thaddeus Fair- anks, and the one opposite (which will contain a figure of St. John) by the pastor, Rev. Edward T. Fairbanks, in memory of his father, Joseph P. Fairbanks. The simple .appliance formerly in use for lighting the church give place to a massive chandelier of burnished brass, that is suspended from the ceil ing in the centre of the room. This chitndelier was purchased with the legacy left the society by Miss Emma Taylor and may properly be called her memorial. It is an elegant affair, was made expressly for the place it occu pies and will prove a very pleasant re minder of one who did so much to aid in the work of shedding abroad the ightof the gospel. Two smaller chau- deliers of the same pattern are sus pended over the gallery. The general effect as one enters the room is most pleasing. No effort has been made to produce startling im pressions. Excellent taste has charac terized the work of the committee, aud the total result is a church interior en tirely different from any other in the place but second to none in attractive ness 'e The work of improvement has ex tended to the vestries also. The new ly arranged passage ways from the vestibule to the rooms below first at tract attention. The two vestries and the ladies' room have all been taste fully frescoed; open fire places of pressed brick have been put into each room, not for ornament but for actual service, and the rooms are all neatly carpeted. liesiues these there is a conveniently arranged toilet room, etc. The only change thus far effected in the exterior of the church is the erec tion of a covered piiizza on the south side for the protection of those who have occasion to enter the vestries from the outside. These improvements have been tin der the general direction of Lambert Packard of the Fairbanks works. The frescoing was done by W. J. McPher son of Boston, who also designed and procured the stained glass windows and the chandelier. Committee on improvements: Jonathan Ross, Harv lin Paddock, C. II. Hoi ton, Miss Orris Paddock and Miss Julia Ross. Com mittee on subscriptions: A. II. McLeod, P. D. Blodgett, C. II. Ilortou, Mrs 0. Chase, Miss Mattie Ross. Between $5000 and $0000 have been expended A Perilous Situation. A short time ago while Mrs. W. J Roouey of Mt. Pleasant street was en gaged about her household duties, the back side of her dress caught fire from the kitchen stove. In what manner she does not know, but her first inti niation of danger was discovering the dames running up the back of her dress. She screamed for help but at the same time had the presence of mind to throw herself upon the floor and by vigorous and persistent rolling succeeded in extinguishing the flames before her sister, who was in another part of the house, reached her. It was a very narrow escape from a horrible death. The Board of Agriculture Coming. There will be a two day's meeting of the State board of agriculture at the town hall in this place the week before Christmas. The days of the week and the topics and papers to be discussed will be annouueed next week. The board will le welcomed formally by W. P. Stafford, Esq., and a meeting o use to all interested in agriculture and kindred pursuits is hoped for and ex pected. ST. JOHNSBURVS FUTURE. Some Moral and Legal Aspects for Citi zens to Think Of. As was intimated in these columns ast week, when the electric light ex citement has subsided there will be an opportunity for a little serious reflec tion on some matters of more vital im portance to this town's welfare. There are several considerations that should lead to sober thought. The men who have given the town a name and in fluence and whose munificent benefac tions and wise counsel have made St. Johnsbury one of the best known and most desirable places for residence in all the land, are nearly all crone. Death and emigration have made sad inroads, and the men who are to give shape to affairs for the next decade are mostly, new and untried. The ques tion comes without the asking, are the.vHifficient for these things? St. Johnsbury cannot live and thrive much longer on the reputation of what t has been. If it shall maintain and perpetuate what is worthy in its record it can not much longer refuse or neg- ect to grapple with the evils that threaten its peace and prosperity. Prominent among threatening evils is lawlessness. This shows itselt in many ways from the boys who attend the public schools or carry their fa thers' dinners and who wantonly curse, quarrel and use indecent language, to the grown rowdies who parade the streets evenings, hang about public places and street corners in groups, emitting tobacco juice and vulgarity, and making insulting remarks to or about every woman or girl that passes. If the boasted civilization -of this place is worth anything the weakest and poorest person who lives in it should be protected in his or her right either on the street or in places or public gathering. Not only should the wives and daughters of the place be free from lersonal danger on the street but also from the slightest approach to insult. Every one who witnesses the reckless throwing of snowballs, stones, crab- ipples and other missiles, in the busi ness part of the town especially, must be aware to what risk the people who lave a right to the streets, especially lelpless women and children, are need essly subjected; while women and girls whose business or pleasure takes them to post-office, store, hall or church evenings, are liable to gross insult. No citizen can raise fruit in this village. Apples are stolen while yet green, aud if the fruit trees are not broken and injured by these vandals tho owner may be thankful. Nothing about one's premises is safe from youth ful marauders. Such a state of affairs brings up the natural enquiry, where are the authori ties and officers of the law, elected for the express purpose of protecting the people in their inalienable public and private rights? Echo answers, "Where?" This town is of such size and is made up of such elements that the appointment of officers that will dispense stern justice is imperative. Otherwise citizens may as well give up entirely to the hoodlum aud lawless element. If the above are a few plain facts, as many readers know them to oe, the duty of the citizen is not far to seek. His first duty is to save the youth if possible from the evils which so seri ously threaten him. To this end the parent is first and largely responsible. The second step is to elect peace of ficers who will see to it that the dear est rights and privileges of the citizen, male and female, are not trampled upon. RECENT DEATHS. Walker. Mrs. Frank (Powers) Walker, after an illness of less than a week, died at her home on Summer street Wednesday night of last week. Mrs. Walker was a native of Lyndon, the daughter of John Powers, where she was born 58 years ago. In 1854 she was married to Frank Walker of this place. Mr. and Mrs. Walker set tied at once in the house on Summer street where they have lived during all the intervening 34 years. Her death removes another of the earlier residents of St. Johnsbury, so many of whom have passed away in the last two or three years. A quiet, home loving woman, whose first thought and care was alwavs for those of her own family, she nevertheless made many friends in this community where she was highly esteemed and respected But one child, a son, was born to her, Arthur, of the firm of Smith & Walker on Eastern avenue. Besides her hus band an only brother, John Powers of Lyndon, also survives her. Farnsworth. It will be remem bered that in the Caledonian of Nov. 1, mention was made of the golden wed ding of Mr. and Mrs. Farnsworth of Northfield, the parents of Rev. C. II, Farnsworth of the Vermont Conference and R. U. Farnsworth of the old Third Vermont. On the return of the latter to his home at Topeka, his mother ac companied him to Providence, R. I. where she visited her sister, Mrs. Ira Harvey. While there she had a para- Ivtic shock which terminated in her death Sundav, Dec. 2. She was 71 years of age. Burial was had at Lyn don. WEST BARNET. Killed in the Woods. Lreorge Whitehill ot Groton was killed iu the woods on Tuesday while chopping. Not returning to dinner as usual his wife went into the woods and found him dead, with his skull crushed in. Evidently the limb of a tree fell and struck him on the head killing him instantly. ELECTRIC LIGHTS ON THE WANE. An Injunction Served on the Village to Stay Proceedings. A new and important phase of the electric light problem developed yes terday when Judge Jonathan Ross served an injunction on the village en joining the trustees from doing any thing towards carrying the contract with the Thomson-Houston electric company for lighting the village into execution, or from making any pay ments or incurring any expenses under or by virtue of said contract. Judge Ross states that he is acting for him self as a taxpayer and in the interests of taxpayers ; that he believes the trus tees were not authorized to make such a contract as they have closed with the Thomson-Houston company ; that they (the trustees) could not and did not act disinterestedly for the village ; that the contract is null and void, etc. I That a clear understanding may be had concerning this injunction, which can hardly fail to create interest, the substance of the bill, omitting legal phrases, is herewith given together with the vote of the village uuder which tho trustees have acted. The Injunction. To the court of chancery to be hold en at St. Johnsbury in June, 1839, comes Jonathan Iioss and complains against the village of St. Johnsbury and Thomson-Houston electric compa ny, and says that he is a tax payer ; that the village trustees are T. C. Fletcher, I. H. Frost, C. A. Calder wood, 0. P. Bennett and A. L. Bragg; that June 9 the village passed this vote: "The- voters of the village of St. Johnsbury iu village meeting assem bled for the purpose, hereby authorize and empower the trustees of the vil lage of St. Johnsbury to enter into and close a contract for and in behalf of tho village of St. Johnsbury upon such terms and for such time and with such person, persons, compauy or corpora tion as in their judgment is most for the advantage and interest of the vil lage, for the purpose of lighting the streets of the village with electricity, aud they are authorized and empower ed to expend a sum of money not ex ceeding $1300 per annum for that pur pose." Orator avers that the plain import of said vote is and was understood by the voters to be that the trustees, if they entered into any contract, were to se cure tho reasonably full lighting of all the village streets for $1300; that said sum was meant to be and is a limita tion upon the power of the trustees to expend for that purpose; that trustees have no right to expend any part of it without securing the reasonably full and fair lighting of all the streets ; that otherwise the motion could not have received a majority of the votes, and that $1300 is about twice as much as the village had been paying for lights. Further, the trustees, protessiug to act for the village, signing not the name of the village but their own names as trustees, have contracted with Thomson-Houston company to pay $1300 for 20 arc lights, each nom inally of 2000 candle power, for three years; that the company agrees in ad dition to give the village 13 additional arc lights for the first year of 1889 and after the first year to furnish such a number above 20 as the village may order at $70 per light, the additional 13 lights purporting to be a gift by the company to the village lor the first year. Orator avers that t;0 arc lights will not fairly light the village; that the pretended g'.ft of tho additional 13 was to provide for carrying out the pur pose of the vote for the first year, tho trustees and company well knowing that the 20 lights contracted for would not fulfill the requirements of the vil lage vote ; further that from 37 to 40 lights will really be needed to fairly accomplish that purpose. Orator further avers that said 13 lights being furnished without compensation are not legally lequired by the contract and that the company is under no legal obligation to furnish them : that con tract is not within the limits of the scope of the village vote; that trustees had no authority from said vote or otherwise to bind the village by said contract; that the village is not legal ly hound thereby ana tho contract is void. Orator brings this bill in behalf of himself and all other taxpayers and avers that if contract is not set aside much trouble is likely to arise aud many suits to spring up in attempting to assess and collect taxes to pay said $1300. Orator further avers that during the present year T. C. Fletcher and I. II Frost, with three others, bought a wa ter power privilege on the Passumpsic river, and since the passage of said village vote have been erecting a dam across the river; that said parties em ployed Trustee A. L. Bragg to super intend and manage in erection of the dam. Whether said Bragg had or has any interest in the property beyond his employment, orator is not inform ed, but believes and charges that said Bragg became greatly interested iu the success of the enterprise and felt under particular obligations to Fletcher and Frost to do all he could to make it a success, and was not a disinterested and impartial person in regard thereto. Orator further avers that Fletcher, Frost and others engaged in erecting the dam took steps to become incorpo rated under the name of the Belknap Water Power company and in publisl ed articles of association named as one of the associates Trustee C. A. Calder wood ; whether all the necessary steps had been taken to make a complete corporation at the time of making said contract, orator is not informed, but believes and charges that Calderwood was at the lime ot making said con tract interested in or expected to be come interested in said Belknap com pany ; that at the time of making and sijrnintr the contract for lighting the village, four of the trustees, Fletcher, Frost. Calderwood and isragg, were each directly or indirectly interested in making the erection of said dam a pecuniary success, and so far interest ed that they could not act impartially for the village in entering into said contract and so were legally incapable of acting in that behalf. Orator avers that an integral part of said contract for lighting village was a contract signed by k letcher, r rost and associates with Thomson-Houston Co. for a lease of the water power or a por tion of it at a rental of $1500 annually for 10 years for operating the electric lights ; that the lease of the power to Thomson-Houston was one day earlier than the date of contract to light the village, but orator charges that said ease and said contract formed a part of one transaction ; that the Thomson -Houston company could not have se cured said contract for lighting the village without taking a lease of said power; that while t letcher and Frost were parties to and indirectly interest ed in said lease, and Bragg and Calder wood were either directly or indirectly nterested therein, all four acted in ex ecuting said contract. Whether Trus see Bennett had any interest iu the water power enterprise orator is not nformed, but states that he was inti mately conuected in business with some of those engaged in erecting the dam. So orator charges that there was no disinterested board of trustees who could legally act in entering into said contract for lighting the village; that the contract should not be binding bo- cause not made oy a disinterested board who could legally act for the village and bind it and the taxpayers by said contract, and that the contract should be declared void. Orator further avers that if Fletcher and Frost should alone be found to be directly nterested in the lease of the power the contract should still be void, because t does not follow that the other three trustees would have entered into the contract if left to themselves unin fluenced by the advice, counsel and so- lcitations of Fletcher and Frost. Orator believes and states that a power suitable to run said electric ights, tully equal to that secured by said lease, could with proper competi tion have been secured for one-half or ess than one-half the rent agreed to be paid by said lease to Thomson-Hous ton's; that said Thomson-Houstou com pany paid an exorbitant price for said ease because it was necessary aud they knew it was necessary in order to se cure the contract for lighting the village and that because of the large rent the cost of lighting is much greater than it otherwise would be. or would bo if such lighting was under the control of trustees who were not directly inter ested in securing a large rental for the use of the w'ater power. This injunction is granted by Judge James M. Tvler, chancellor. The trustees or Thomson-Houston compa ny may present a motion before the court now in session to dissolve the in junction, in which case a hearing would be had and the injunction would hold or be dissolved as the court decided. If no such motiou is present ed the injunction holds until the chancery court in June 1889. It is claimed that the Thomson-Houstou folks are satisfied with their contract and that the affair will result in litiga tion, ending nobody knows where There is some talk, also, that the trus tees will call a villace meeting: aud seek to have the whole business rati fied. Meanwhile the work of putting up the poles for the lights and wire is about completed. Secretary C. It. Page Resigns. Charles L. Page resigned his posi tion as general secretary of the St Johnsburv Young Men's Christian As sociation at the regular monthly meet ng of the directors Saturday evening, to accept a call as pastor's assistant at the Dudley street Baptist church, Boston. He begins work in his new field at once, leaving here about the tenth of the month. The directors as well as everybody interested in the welfare of the association regret Mr. Page's decision to accept this call His work here during more than three years has been everyway successful During this time a burdensome debt has been cancelled, the work of the as sociation iu all its branches has been thoroughly systematized and the or ganization has steadily gained in its hold on the community. His influence for good over the young men of this village in particular can hardly be overestimated. lie leaves a united and harmonious association and takes with him the good wishes of all the people of the place. Edward N. Folsom of New London, N. II., succeeds Mr. Page, having ac cepted a call to the position, lie is a young man of considerable and suc cessful experience in the work, comes well recommended, aud, better than all, is on the ground ready for business Thanksgiving Services. Rev. T. P. Frost's Thanksgiving sermon will he round entire on the second page of this issue. It will well repay a careful reading. The services which were held iu the Methodist church, were well attended, the audi- euce room being full. Mr. Frost com manded the close attention of his hearers throughout. His - genera treatment of the subject, his references to the recent election, the present con dition of the country, the attitude o the political parties and the outlook for the future were all timely, and the sermon was an able production. Rev Edward T. Fairbanks offered the open iug prayer. Singing was furnished by the choir of the church, the services closing with America, very hearti ly rendered by the audience. A Card. To the friends who so kindly rendered assist ance and sympathy during our trouble, we desire to express our most hearty thanks. FRANK WALKER. ARTHUR F. WALKER A Card. We wish to thank our friends and neighbors for the generous assistance, kind sympathies, and beautiful flowers with which they have remember ed us in this our great affliction. May they never lack friends in time of need is the heartfelt wish of MR. and MRS. GEO. R. CROSBF. A Card. The undersigned desire to express our most sincere thanks to the neighbors and many friend who extended to ns their sympathy, aid and com fort in our great affliction and especially to those who so persistently sought tor. and rested not until they had found the body of our dear husband and father, which afforded ns such unspeakabl relief. MRS. J. BELKNAP, HARRY A. BELKNAP Itucklen's Arnica Salve. The Rost Salve in the world lor Cut Itnili.. Sores, Ulcers, Salt Rlicnm. Fever Sores, Tetter Chapped Hands, Chilblains, Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and positively enres Pile, or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satis faction, or money refunded, l'rice 25 cents per box. For sale by Flint Bros, t inn 24 80 Brace I "p. Ton are feeling depressed, vour anittit w iiri- yon are bothered with Headache, you are fidgetty. nervous and geuerally out of sorts, aud want to brace np. Brace up. but not with stimulants, spring medicines, or bitters, wlii -h have, for their basis very cheap, bad whisky, and which stimulate von for an hour, and t li.n l.-- ;n u-.... ...... dition thau before. What ron want is an altera tive that will imrifv vour blood, start luMtlthv . tion f liver and kidneys, restore vour vitality.' and give renewed health and strength. Such a mdi ciue you will Hud in Electric Itinera, and onlv 60 cent.a a bottle at Flint Bros, drug store. en e w t uec 10 Their Business Rooming:. Probably no ouo thin sr his caused ttuuh m. innrl revival of trade at Flint Hroa. Druir S Lore aM tliMir giving away to their customers of s. mauv free trial bottles of Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption. Their trade is simply euormoua in this very valuable article from the tact that it always cures aud never disappoints. Coughs, Colds, Asthma, lironchitis. Croup, aud all throat auu luug tuseases quicKiy curen. l uu can tost it Wore buying bv eettins atrial bottle free, larvn sise ft. .Every bottle warranted, che w tdec 16 K8 Advice to Mothers. Are yon disturbed at niirbt and broken ef vour rest by a sick child sutteriug and crving with paij of cutting teeth I If so, send at once und get a bun tie of Mrs. AVinslow's Soothing Syrup tor children teeihing. Its value is incalculable. It will relieve the poor little sufiererimniediately. eend upon it. mothers, there is no mistake about it. It cures dysentery and diarrhoea, regulates the stomach and bowels, cures wind colic, softens the gums, reduces inflammation, and cives tone and eiieryv to the whole system. Mrs. Winslow's Sootbiug Syrup for children teotliing is pleasant to the taste aud is the prescription of one of t lieoldest and best teniale nurses and physicians in the Uuited States, and is sold by all druggists throughout the world. Price 25 cents a bottle. I (.-! rnvehrs' (guide. Koston & Maine IC. K. i'Mssiimpsie Itiv. Oct. 21. 1SS8. TRAINS MO VINO SOUTH. Mail N Y D Ex Mxd MxdiNMl'Kx a.m. a.m. p.m. p. m.'p. uijp. m a. m Newport.. 7 15 1 05 I fi 40 lit 5u-l US W. liurke. 8 81 x 30 Vi lOj Lyndouv'll 8 42 2 lJ 5 30' 9 (Nl'l-j 311 1 18 Lyndon... 8 45 5 3.V 9 05 ... I St. J. Cent. 8 58 5 5d 9 20 ... St.Joh'sb'y 9 07 2 30 6 10 , 9 33 12 55 ' I 35 Passmu'sic 9 14 6 25 ! 9 47 I 03' E. Bar net . 9 24 K 43 10 03 ... I Barnet 9 31 7 OO 10 13 1 24! Mcludoes. 9 3fl 7 15 10 23 1 35 Wells K... 10 03 3 07 8 00 II 00 I 5:1! a 15 W.R.Juuc 11 45 10 40 I 45 3 15! Bostou I p.m. p. in. p. in., p. ut.ja. in. a. m 'a. in. TRAINS UOYINIi .SOUTH. a. in. . m. a. m. p.m. p. ni.ip. m Boston 8 30 9 00 j p.m. p.m. p. in. p. in. a.m. a. ui. a. m. W.R.Juuc 1 55 i 5 25 7 30 It W Wells li... 3 45 2 3tj' 7 55 10 lo 2 25; 1 2D Mcludoes. 4 05 2 53 ts 25 10 40 2 45 : Baruet 4 11 H 35 10 50 2 Mi E. Barnet. 4 17 8 45 II no j 1 4U Passu m 'sic 4 27 U 02 II 17 3 otij SLJoh'sb y 4 38 3 19 : 9 30 1 1 3u 3 15 2 04 St. J. Cent. 4 45 1 9 40 1 1 3S i Lvudou... 4 59 1 9 55 II 5; Lyudoiiv'U 5 Oft 3 3ti 10 00 12 30 3 38' 2 21 W.Burke. 5 23 1 ... 12 55 3 58; Newport.. 7 55 4 ii' 2 50 ti taij 3 30 p. in. Ip. in. p. m. I p.tu. a. ni.M. m. St. Johnsbury & Lake t'liuiiiplniu Kailroad. Oct. 8, 1888. TRAINS R AST. Read down. T BAINS W RET. Read up. Mail Mxd Frt p. ui. a. iu. p.m- 7 50 li fts 6 25 10 10 4 57 9 01 8 10 4 48 8 52 7 35 4 3H 8 43 7 35 4 21 8 24 6 45 4 00 7 45 6 07 3 30 7 00 4 ."Wt a 2 51 2 45 2 45 2 25 2 ?i 2 10 2 27 1 50 2 18 I 15 2 12 12 V. 2 01 12 30 m. a. tu. p. in I'rt Mxd Mail a . iu. p. m. a. m. 3 20 io00 ti 24 1 1 27 5 44 7 4ti 12 4U 6 03 7 55 12 5U b 40 8 04 1 09 7 20 S 24 1 29 8 14 8 45 I 50 9 00 9 15 2 20 10 15 3 25 10 35 3 35 10 50 3 44 11 20 3 53 II 35 4 02 11 40 4 08 12 Ob 4 19 p.m. p.m. p.m. Maquaiu Swantoii Cambridge Jc... Hardwick E. Hard wick (5reensbore Walden Danville St. Johnsbury- 5 E. St-Johusbury W. Concord . X. Concord M iles l'ond K.Concord Luneuburg At I "each a in, Dec. 1, a daughter to Mr. aud Mrs. E. C. JilaiK hard. At Moutpclier, Nov. 29, a daughter to Mr. aud Mrs. Win. Arthur Jones. At St. Johnsbury, Dec. 5, by Rev. E. T. Fairbanks Dr. Alliert C. Aldrich ol Somerville, Mans , and Julia, dau-rhter of Jude Joiiatbau Ross of St. Johnsbury. At St. Johnsbury, Nov. 28, by Rev. E. T. Saud ford. Charles E. Shaw of Victory and Carrie M. (iaskill of St. Joliiisbury. At St. Jolmsmiry, Nov. 29. Iiy Kev. h. I. Nanu ford. Frank II. Cusliniau of Waterford ami Minnie F. Crow of Barton. At North Haverhill. N. H., Nov. 28. by Elder Fred Richardson, Albort C. Hall aud Lillian B. Bemis. At Rusliford, Minn.. Nov. 1. by Rev . I). Cbaiuplin, Summer C. Gibson of Rosedale, Da . for merly of R5'ejate, and Faunie A. Nelson of Kye jrate. At Passuiupsie, Dec. 4. by Rev. J. T. Buzzell, Gardner M. Currier of Ma;;oj, I". Q., aud El ia M. Chambers of Richford. At North Danville, Nov. 29, by Rev. M. Atwood. John I. Weeks and Mrs. Emma Hollis'er. both of North Danville. At Albany. Nov. 2. by Rev. J. McDonald. Oliver Martin and Florine Barrett. At Albany, Nov. 17, by Rev. J. McDonald, Fred Watson and Mertie Carter. At Albany, Nov. 29. by Rev. .1. McDonald. Dr. J. Campbell and Helen M. Vance, Isitb of Albany. At I'lainfield, Nov. 28, by Uev. L. K. Fortuey. Whitney S. Smith and Miss Aneuette Randall, both of llakerstield. At West Concord, Not. 21, by Rev. John P. Eastman, William L. Reed ami Gerlrudo K. Bur roughs, both of West Concord. At St. Johnsbury, Nov. 2i, Mrs Louise II. Powers, wife of Frank Walker, aed 58. At St. Johnsbury. Nov. 30. Addison P. sou of George R. Crosbv, as;ed 7 months. At St. Johnsbury Centre, Iec. 5, David C. Dickinson, aged 30 years. At Brooklyn, N. Y., Nov. 28, tt pneumonia, Elizabeth Go.HJwin, wife of John Bishop, formerly of this town. At Passumpsic, Nov. 25, Mrs. Ann Hoag. aged 72, tormerly of Waterford. At Greenslsiro, Dec. 2. Alice Flauders. daughter of George Flauders, aged 16. At Peacham, Nov. 29, Mrs. Adeline (Stocker) Williams, aged 71. A t Peacham. Dec. 2, Mrs. J. O. Cowles. At Baruet, Dec. 4. Miss Nancy Gilrillan. aged 76. At Holly Springs. Miss.. Aug. 8. Mrs Mary Barton, wife of the late Win Clarke, formerly of Lunenburg and St. Johnsbury, aged 55. At Claremont, N. IL, Mrs. Cynthia Hastings Leland, aged 92 years. The death of this aged pilgrim occurred on Thanksgiving day. She was a native of St. Johnsbury, and eldest sister of Hubbard Hastings, Esq. At Montgomery, Nov. 28, Mrs. Jelb-rsou Martin, aged 75 years. Mrs. Martin was the only sinter of the late Judge Poland. 1.MNE WATCHES REPAIRED and ratd at A. D. ROWELL'K. Tenement to Ilent. On South Park. Enquire of GEORGE WAR NER, Fairbanks shops. To I.eiil. An unfurnished front loom ou first floor. En quire at 82 Main Street. 79-80 For Sale. Cheap for cash and at once-, one large i-d kitch en range in good working order. tf Apply to Rev. G. II. BAILEY, 2 Railroad at. IIors4 Tor Kale Cheap If taken soon. Enquire of W. H. PRESTON. 78 80 Clean Jewapr. For sale at F. O. CLAKK's. Every family need them. Only 25 cenU per 100. Bargains. Five, 10 and 25 cent packages of Kmbosaod Pict ures aud Cards for Scrap Books. F. O.CLARK. Banjo and ciitar. MissR. E. Thompson, Instructor on the Banjo, Guitar and Mandolin. Also dealer in above named Instruments. No. It Railroad St., St. Johnsbury. For Sale. Horse and sleigh for sale. Mare II years old, good roailer, in foal by Gold finder. Sleigh, Portland style, almost new. LYMAN P. WOOD, Lock Box fc76.