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Timfvitiiiwiwiya'g""3iw'-t'Mr to-1;"' "?a!?!ddgs?-S Life ST. JOHNSBURY, VT., THURSDAY, DEC. 13. 1888. COMMENCED ATJGFST 8. 1837. VOLUME 52 NUMBER 2681. Wxs fljalctofatt. Pl'BI.IOHEn KVEST THDRSDAT BT C. M. STONE & CO., Opposite the Atlienjeum, St. Johntibory, Vt. Entered at the rout-office at at. Johntbvry, Vt., a Second-clam Matter. TERMS OF THE CALEDONIAN: One year in Caledonia and Essex Counties. .1.50 II not paid in advance 2.00 Six months to local subscriber, in advance,.. .75 One year ont 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 1-00 Each Subscriber will find on his paper in con nection with his name, the date to which he has paid No other receipt is necessary. TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS. Weather Record. At Bingham's drag store, lor the week ending Dec. 12. leas. Highest. Lowest. Thursday, 28 13 Friday, 13 Saturday, 29 21 Sunday, 28 16 Monday, 18 Tuesday, 32 27 Wednesday. 15 5 A dash f I indicates below zero. NEW ADS. IN THIS PAPER. C. C. Bingham New Holiday Goods. Harvey it Brown Opening New Holiday Goods. Smith Sc Walker Christmas Gifts. E. Sc T. Fairbanks Sc Co Special Bargains. Harland L. Parker Holiday Emporium. A. D. Rowell Beautiful Christmas Goods. Moore Sc Higgins Christmas Stock Open. L. F. Gaskill Fine Candies. Flint Brothers Holiday Goods. W. S. Streeter Western Loans. Lost Valise. C. S. Hastings Office to Rent. N. R. Switser Christmas Presents. F. A. Balch Views of the Wreck. BRIEF LOCALS. A blustering winter's day yester day but hardly any snow as yet. The mercury this morning was just zero. Baggage Master M. Connell at the railroad station here has left the posi tion and his place is taken by S. D. Atwood. Our advertisers will receive their customary Holiday notices next week. Meanwhile magnificent stocks are opening in all the stores. C. C. Bingham has this week es tablished a direct telephone line be tween Newport and Stanstead for in ternational business between the States and Canada. W. S. Streeter advertises some of the new issue of stock in the North western Guarantee Loan company, of which he is vice president. H. E Fletcher, formerly of St. Johnsbury, is a director in the company. The meeting of the state board of agriculture, advertised in last week's papers to be held here sometime this mouth, is postponed to some time in January. Due announcement of time and place of meeting will be given. At the annual meeting of Torrent Engine and Hose Co., No. 1 held on Tuesday these officers were elected : Foreman, Cyrus Sargent ; asst. fore man, T. Robinson ; foremau hose, V. Li. Heath; clerk, N. M. Ward. The St. Johnsbury band loses another of its members this week, the sixth during the past two months, in the departure of J. W. Donahue, cor netist, who could not find sufficient employment to warrant his remaining. St. Johnsbury objects to the pub lication in the state and Boston papers of an item concerning the disappear ance of John Yarn u m, "whom the town has honored with all the offices in its gift." Mr. Varnum was a Peacham man. The. friends of Mr. and Mrs. Uriah Elliott, Paddock village, surprised them with a visit thanksgiving even ing, presenting through Kev. C. F. Morse a number of substantial gifts. The event was the 20th anniversary of Mr. aud Mrs. Elliott's marriage. Postmaster Bowman counted the letters received and sent at our post- office last week and found a total of 17.VJ0. There were five more letters received than there were sent away In these figures it is impossible to count the lartre number which are mailed daily at the depot. The list of new advertisers, crowd ed out of last week's issue, included announcement by T. C. Spencer, E. N. Randall, E. D. Steele & Co., all of whom have heavy stocks of holiday goods. More extended notices of all our advertisers will be given uext week. O. S. Abbott's Christmas ad. will also appear next week. Petitions are in circulation urging the appointment of Ex-Gov. Pingree as general pension agent for this dis trict. It is a remarkably cold day when a petition isn't presented for sig nature these days. It is stated that if a Vermonter secures the office an ef fort will be made to have the pension office, which is now located at Con cord, N. II., removed to some place in Vermont, either to White River Junc tion or Mont pel ier, probably. Monday was a sad day to many in this village. Three young peoph died aVJbut the same hour, all unex pee ted Iv both to themselves and friends. Two of these cases are chron icled elsewhere under the head of re cent deaths. The third was Agnes Hardy, a young girl lately from Comp- ton, Canada, who came out here for do mestic service. Her sickness was short, the disease terminating in rheu matism at the heart. Her older sister, who is at service at Hiram Cutting's, took the body to her late home Mon day evening. Both father and mother are already dead. PERSONAL. MENTION. Almon Clark has left the scale works and goes to Parish ville, N. Y., - into a store. Ex-Secretary C. L. Page and wife left for Boston, their new field of la bor, on Monday. Martha Bennett and Margaret An derson leave Chase's boarding house tomorrow to return to their homes in Canada. F. M. Goss of Watertown, Mass., spent a short vacation m town last week visiting family friends at his former home. John N. Allen has closed his en gagement as purser on a Champlain steamer and purposes spending the winter in St. Johnsbury. Ilev. W. H. Noyes and wife sail for Tokio, Japan, Jan. 5, to labor as mis sionaries under the auspices and sup port of friends of mission in Bos ton. Dr. II. L. Newell, formerly of St. Johnsbury, was elected first vice pres ident of the state Christian Endeavor organization at its annual meeting last week. George E. Eaton, formerly of Dan ville, has sold his interest in the Troy (N. Y.) Press, but it is presumed that he will retain his former position on the paper. J. B. Fitzgerald, instructor in the Y. M. C. A. gymnasium, went to Brattle boro yesterday where he takes charge of a similar class in the Association gymnasium at that place. Horace Estabrooks is visiting his cousin, Mrs. L. W. Rowell, here. Mr. Estabrooks has been employed by the Erie railway company for 20 years inspecting the scales on the road and previous to that was in the employ of the Fairbanks company in the North west. Harry Hibbard, teller at the First National bank, returned to his post Saturday. His vacation was in some respects an undesirable one. He was taken ill with typhoid fever the day he reached Boston and spent a month or two in the hospital before he was able to return. We learn from Zion's Herald that Rev. C. M. Carpenter of Hartland, who is pleasantly remembered here, "is more than sustaining his reputation as a faithful pastor and skillful and in dustrious worker, carefully looking af ter every interest of his parish. An excellent interest prevails, and four young men have just taken a stand for Christ. A literary circle has been organized, and excellent work is being done in the parish for missions. Be sides that which is regular, three bar rels of goods have been prepared and sent forward one valued at $Gi) to a frontier preacher at Waldron, Ark. ; aud two others valued at $00 to the Miss Emerson home in Florida. This is mainly the result of the activity of the pastor's faithful wife." A Broken Leg. Lewis W. Clark, who broke his knee pan last winter by a fall in an elevator shaft at the scale works, was viewing the wreck above Emerson trestle Sun day when he stumbled and fell, again fracturing the knee aud severely cut ting the soft parts of the leg. He will ue laid up for some time in conse quence. Mendell-Dennis. Charles II. Mendell of the Standard electric company and Miss Carol Den nis of Mattapoisett, Mass., were mar ried in the Congregational church at Mattapoisett on Thursday. The church was elaborately decorated with flowers aud a large company of relatives and friends witnessed the ceremony. The presents were very elegant and nu merous. Mr. and Mrs. Mendell after a day in Boston to receive friends came at once to St. Johnsbury where they are boarding at Mr. Chase's. The Lievy Concert. The fifth entertainment in the lec ture course, the Levy concert, called out the largest .audience of the season notwithstanding the fact that some from neighboring towns were kept away uy the unwarranted announce ment in a local paper that the tickets were all sold. Levy's cornet playing gave satisfaction to the audience and he good n at u redly responded to re peated encores. The reading by Miss Gleasou was very good ; her rendering of "the chariot race" in Ben Hur was admirable and wou well deserved ap plause and an encore. Miss Gleason was engaged independent of the com pany and leally redeemed the enter tainment. The Levy company was decidedly cu-ap both in appearance and in the quality of their performance. The Boston aud Maine. From the 5oth annual report of the Boston and Maine railroad we take these figures: Receipts $13,110,718, operating expenses $9,332,921, net earnings $3,777,870. From this latter sum is deducted interest on debt, a dividend of 9 per cent, and the rental of leased lines amounting to $2,802,901 , making a deficit of $11,510. Of the receipts $0,489,504 were from passen gers and $5, 00,508 from freight. The number of passengers carried were 20,G39,52I, number carried one mile 335,102,183. The additions to the rolling stock include 21 locomotives, 30 passenger cars, 213 box cars and 355 platform cars. The repairs on the Passumpsic division includes work on lattice bridges at Root's, Harvey's and Passumpsic; Newport pile bridge, 5O0 feet long, renewed : several short pile and trestle bridges renewed; 15 cul verts and open bridges rebuilt. RECENT DEATHS. Miss Helen II. Jewett Found Dead In Her BedDeath of Rev. G. F. Mont gomery at Adana, Turkey. Jewett. Miss Helen B. Jewett, aged 23, was found dead in her bed Monday morning by her mother, Mrs. Samuel Jewett, who entered the room as usual at about 7 o'clock to make preparations for the day's duties. Mrs. Jewett spoke to her daughter twice while going about the room, naturally supposing that her move ments would awaken her. Noticing that she did not reply Mrs. Jewett went to the bedside a moment later, took hold of Helen's baud as she again spoke and found that her daughter was dead. The shock was a terrible one as may well be imagined. The physician who was immediately sum moned expressed the opinion that Miss Jewett must have been dead two or three hours when discovered. The cause of death was undoubtedly heart disease, which had given her trouble at times for some years, aud she knew it was likely to result in a sudden death at any time. Not the slightest warning had been given. Miss Jew ett had been apparently iu the enjoy ment of unusual health the past few weeks. She was at her post in the Passumpsic savings bank, where she was employed, last week as usual. On Sunday, the day before her death, she attended church as was her custom, returning from the evening service un usually bright and happy and joining with others in her home in singing the Sunday evening hymus, kissing her mother good-night and retiriug without a premonition of the end that awaited her. Miss Jewett's was a beautiful Chris tian character. Born iu St. Johnsbury in 1805, educated in the public schools of the village aud a graduate from the St. Johnsbury academy class of '84, and recently engaged as assistant book keeper in the Passumpsic savings bank, she had come to be known by a larije circle of loving friends among both young aud old. our sweetest young "She was one of lives," says the pastor of the South church, of which she was a devoted member and iu the prosperity of which she was deeply interested, teaching her class iu the Sunday school as usual on the day preceding her death. What is said of her as a member of the South church may be said of her with equal truth fulness as a member of society in this village. She was at all times prepar ed for the great change. Of late years she had come to be in a special sense the companion and loving helper of her widowed mother, who has the warm sympathy of the community in this bereavement. Moore. Lillie I. Moore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Moore, aged 14, died Monday morning. She had been very sick with typhoid fever for some time previous, but on Sunday, the day before her death, she was much better, sat up aud was looking hopefully for ward to an early and complete recov ery. Later hemorrhage set in and she died at four o'clock on the following morning. She was a most attractive girl of great promise, and her death at so early an age is a severe blow to her bereaved parents aud friends. Funer al services were held on Tuesday, Rev G. H. Bailey, formerly pastor of St Andrews church, coming from Bur lington to officiate. For mouths this home has not been free from the shadow of sickness. John, the eldest son, is just recovering from a severe at tack of typhoid fever, during which he was more than once thought to be dying; and now a younger child, a boy of four, is sick with the same disease, though it is hoped not seriously. Montgomery. Rev. Giles F. Mont gomery, missionary to Tuikey under the American board, died at Adana on Tuesday of last week. The sad news was received here on Friday in a dis patch to Rev. Henry Fairbanks from the missionary rooms in Bostou. This dispatch stated that a cablegram from Constantinople announced the death of Mr. Montgomery but gave no furth er particulars. Dispatches to the dai ly press state that his death was caus ed by heart trouble brought on by suf fering and privation during the recent famine. It was known here that Mr Montgomery had not been well for some time, but a fatal result was not thought of, indeed, much graver fears were entertained concerning Mrs Montgomery, who has been very poor ly for months. Giles F. Montgomery was born in Walden this county, Nov. 9, 18:35, and hence was 53 years old at the time of his death. He atteuded the distric school iu his native town until he was 15 years of age, later attended the Danville academy, and still later fitted for college in the St. Johnsbury acade my, being a member of the class of '50. He graduated from Middlebury college iu 1800 aud from Lane Theo logical seminary iu isoj. lie was a missionary from boyhood, says one who was very near to him, aud his edura tion was acquired with the one though in view of making it available in mis sionary work. While piii8uinr his studies he formed the acquaintance o Emily Redington of Moriisville, one as ardently interested in the work o missions as himself and whom he mar ried after his graduation from colleg in 03. Together and at on-.e they started for Turkey under the auspices of the American Board, being station eu at nrsc at tne Marasii seminary where Mr. Montgomery was engaged u teaching. In recent years he has een engaged in distinctively mission ary work at Adana. Of the success that has attended the labors of these devoted people in the mission field fre quent evidence has been furnished the eaders of the Caledonian. During the terrible famine that so recently pre vailed in Turkey Mr. Montgomery la bored untiringly iu his efforts to relieve want and suffering. As evidence of the confidence placed in him by the Board he was intrusted with a large portion of the funds sent from this country for distribution among the sufferers. When full particulars are received it will undoubtedly be shown that he was a martyr to the cause of missions, that he gave his life that others might live. Twice since he began his work has le returned to this country, once in 870 when he made a brief stay, and again in 1885 when he came to educate is children. During the latter visit he remained a year, supplying a pulpit at Phoonix, N. Y. In 1880 he returned eaving his family here in St. Johns bury, his wife following linn a few months later. Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery while in Turkey, three sons and a daughter. The eldest, a son, died at 'htenix, N. Y., in his 21st year. Mar shall F. is at present engaged in a store at Burlington and George R. is at Yale college in New Haven ; the daughter, Mary, is with her mother at Adana. Marshall Montgomery of this place was an only brother of the deceased. Mr. Montgomery's father, Sereno Mont gomery of Walden, aged 79, was taken sick with pneumonia on the day of his son's death aud died yesterday. The sad news was not broken to him, and ie died without knowing that his son tad gone before him. Plaettner. Adolph Plaettner, who has spent so many summers in St. Johnsbury, died of pneumonia at his esidence in Brooklyn, N. Y., Satur day, Dec. 8. Mr. Plaettner had held a ligh position in the office of the United States district attorney in New York for a long term of years. He filled the place so acceptably that though the office frequently changed hands, his re moval was never even suggested. He was a devoted member of the Clinton iveniie Congregational church, a man of lir e education aud rare social qual- tics. Although a native of Austria he was extremely fond of the country of lis adoption and was always a patriot c and public-spirited citizen. His loss will be widely felt. His family lave the sympathy of a large circle of friends. A CURIOUS SMASH-UP. Fourteen Cars Ieralled and Seven of Them Demolished. A broken wheel on a freight car caused between $2500 aud $3000 dam age to the II vile Park freight train due here at 9 a. in. Saturday morniug The wheel broke when the train was about rounding a curve above the Emerson trestle. There is a sharp grade at this point and the train, con sisting of 20 or more loaded cars, was moving along at a pretty good rate The breaking of the wheel derailed the car but it went bumping along lor nearly half a mile, pulling other cars off the track, passing through a rocky cut meanwhile, the derailed cars pitch ing about promiscuously and striking the projecting rocks on either side. Just below this cut there is an em bankment down which lumber was being distributed, when the broken wheel struck a culvert and seven cars were thrown down the bank 150 feet below smashing most of them into idlings. Seven others of the derail ed cars were distributed along the road bed above from one to five feet from the point where the rails had been, ind standing at all possible angles The rest of the rear of the train, includ ing a passenger car that contained a number of thoroughly frightened peo pie, kept the track. The train ran some 500 yards after the engineer reversed his engine, but when he saw what was going on he put on steam and broke away from the wreck, the locomotive and one car keeping the track. A brakeman who was forward also saw what was com ing and ran for the rear of the train thereby escaping injury. The wreck presented a strange ap pearance. The hillside was covered with a mixture of flour, car trucks, box-shooks, splinters, lumber, etc One box car loaded with soft coal and another with "shorts" held together so that their contents were not dis tributed. A large force was soon at work clearing away the tracks and by six o'clock trains could pass over the road as usual, though it will be some days before all signs of the wreck dis appear. Academy Notes. C. P. Anderson '85 of Dartmouth '89 was in town this week. Thomas I James attended the state conference o the Y. 1 S. C. E. at Montpelier, last week. Misses Dewey aud Chamber lin of the class of '85 were iu schoo last week. At the last meetiug of the Athenian society these officers were elected for next term : President, Miss Curtis; Vice Pres., Miss Courrier Sec, Miss Hulbert; Ass't Sec, Miss Falsom ; 2nd Director, Miss Baxter 3rd Director, Miss Nelson. School closed Wednesday and will not open until the second of January, giving nearly three weeks vacation. POST OFFICE NOT TO BE MOVED. So Says the Postmaster General. The question of the post office re moval is at last finally settled. The office will remain where it is. The first news reached St. Johnsbury early Saturday afternoon when H. C. Bates, sq.," received the following telegram from Senator Edmunds : Am iufornied by the postmaster gen eral that the site of the St. Johnsbury post office will not be changed. Later the mails brought to Post master Bowman this communication from the post office department at Washington, signed by J. W. Nichol, law cleik : Sir: I am authorized by the Post master General to inform you that the site of the St. Johnsbury postoffice will not be changed. Do the owners of the present location desire to renew the ease i If so will you please notify me. Ayre have more than once intimat ed since Mr. Howe refused to give courteous answers to courteous ques tions asked him before election by the Caledonian reporter, the whole busi ness regarding the post office removal appears to have been very largely a game of bluff. Mr. Howe undoubtedly lad the post office inspectors on his side and they recommended the re moval without even going through the formality of a hearing of the case. Gentlemen who went to Washington to ook into the matter state that the government officials expressed great surprise when informed of the true facts of the case, and gave assurance that no removal would be made until a tearing was granted. These facts we have already published, but still the announcement has appeared at regular weekly intervals that the office would be moved "next week." Next week has at last arrived and the post office remains in its old place. Our republi can friends must admit that in this in stance at least even a democratic ad ministration has acted in accordance with the desires of the majority re gardless of party affiliations. To be sure a new administration is coining n, but we very much question if, when the facts became fully known to the Washington officials they would have permitted such a violation of the de sires of the majority as would have been involved in the removal of the office from its present location. In se curing the result thus attained St. Johnsbury is under special obligation to Senator Edmunds, who gave 'lis personal attention to the matter itnd through whoso efforts much was ac complished. Meanwhile the friends of Mr. Howe claim that while in Washington last week the Postmaster General promised lim "verbally" that the office would be moved, and that he Mr. Howe) was exceeeuingly surprised to learn the news that came on Friday. In view of the circumstances the reader must form his own opinion concerning this statement. Now that this question is settled it is demanded, and rightfully too, that the present post office arrangements be improved, and we have the best authority for saying that needed clianges and improvements will be made as soon as the new lease is com pleted. These changes cannot be made any too quickly to please the public. Senior Exhibition. The exhibition by the senior class of '89 on Tuesday evening was a pro nounced success, both as regards the excellence of the orations and papers and the number present. Only brief mention of the program is possible at this time. Henry C. Ide of St. Johns bury iu his oratiou considered the sub ject of monopolies, which he thought not altogether bad and that they could generally be controlled by competition or law ; Alice M. Bushnell of Waits- field told of a dieam of fair women of other days and of these ; Rollin Loom is of Colebrook, N. II., discussed the pen sion system urging enlargement rather than contraction, while Eva Boright of Rich ford considered some of the objects aud obstacles of life. The discussion was on the question : "Is a man who has received a college classical educa tion under obligation to accept a pro fession," ably argued on both sides, Jesse Bus well of Ac worth, N. II., tak g the affirmative and E. S. Miller of Ryegate the negative. A humorous recitation by Ella D. Ross of St. Johns bury was well rendered. Ellen Ely of St. Johnsbury followed with thoughtful paper on modern saints, whom she thought quite equal to some of ancient times ; Joseph A. Goodrich of East Hardwick followed with s strong oration on character; Mary S Potter of Acworth, N. II., with an es say on the future of the great West; Charles II. McDuffee of Alton, N. II., an able oration on "Occasions for un used power." Julia II. Curtis of Syra cuse, N. Y., closed the program with an essay on the mission of the railroad, which she considered the great civiliz- er and educator of the age. 1 lie ex ercises were interspersed with good singing by the ladies' club, Miss Lula Fenuo aud E. A. Silsby. The class of '89 promises to prove one of the strong er classes of recent years. Concerning Krishna. Rev. E. W. Parker, an occasiona correspondent of the Caledonian from India, writes in relation to an article of his which appears on the second page of this issue: "I enclose an ac count of Krishna as far as I am able to put the account on paper. Much can not be written. . . While Ingersoll holds up Krishna along with Christ something of his life should be known. THE ELECTRIC LIGHT MUDDLE. A Tillage Meeting Called. Meanwhile the Work Goes on. Electric light affairs continue to hold the attention of the people of the vil- age. Judge Ross' injunction seems to have had no appareut effect on the Thomson-Houston folks who have goue along with their work as though noth- ng had happened, putting np lamps and making ready for the stringing of the wires. A special village meeting is called by the village trustees to see if their ac tion in relation to electric light mat ters will be ratified by the village. The meeting is called for Tuesday evening next at 7.30 o'clock : To see if the village will accept and ratify its contract, made through the trustees of said village, with the Thomson-Houston electric company for lghting the streets of said village with electricity. ... - It is hardly necessary to add that all of the tax payers of the village should be present. Since the above was put in type it ias been found necessary to delay the date of the village meeting until Thursday, Dec. 27, in order to comply with necessary legal formalities, at which time it will be held. This is fortunate in one particular for Judge Ross-could not have been present at the former date, as he is attending court in Addison county, but it is hop ed he will be here on the 27th. One of two results must be reached at this time. Either the sober sense and judgment of the tax payers will prevail and the village will refuse to ratify the action of the trustees, or the "boys" will 'whoop 'er up" and the whole thing will go through with considerable rush and no judgment. The facts are pretty thoroughly understood by the village and intelligent action ought to result. If the latter course is pursued the injunction is practically set aside; if the village refuses to ratify, the in junction holds and a hearing must be had before Judge Tyler to dissolve it or else it holds over until the chancery court in June. The electric light poles are all set, the lamps are in position and the wires are being rapidly put up. The Thom son-Houston folks have no thought of staying proceedings and are ready to contest the case as far as it concerns them to the utmost. Work at the dam is also being pushed forward as fast as circumstances will permit. Some trouble had been had with the bulk head at the dam, fears at one time be ing entertained that it might be carried out, but it has been strengthened and it is now believed will hold through the winter. Christian Workers' Conference. The Christian worker's conference, to which attention has already been called, begins this evening in the chap el of the North church at 7.30. The list of those who have already signified their intention of being present in cludes S. M. Sayford, II. M. Moore. Russell Sturgis, F. O. Winslow and many others well known in this de partment of Christian work. A gener al invitation is extended to all to join in the various services of the confer ence. The program as far as it is now arranged is again given below : THURSDAY EVENING, DEC. 13. The call to be read and the conference formally opened, followed by meeting for prayer, led by Col. F. Fairbanks. FRIDAY. Horning : Bible study for pergonal profit, opened by C. K. Ober. Bible Reading, The Holy (ihost ; In the Church : In the World, by Russell Sturgis Afternoon : Christian responsibility for the un saved, opened by Geo. H. Slade. Indifference to church obligations, opened by F. O. "Winslow. Evening : la the faith once delivered to the saints adapted to the present age 1 opened by S M. Sayford. Evangelistic work in the ehursh ; how to be done, and by whom, opened by George H. Shaw. SATURDAY. Morning : The need of moral heroism ia Chris tian life, opened by S. M. Sayford. Christian Stewardship, opened by H. M. Moore. Afternoon : Sabbath desecration ; its cause, Allen Folger ; its cure, K. B. Dillingham. The Bible : How best studied by business men : how command the time, Howard L. Porter. Evening : Personal experience in conversion aud growth in grace. To be thrown open to the con gregation, but the meeting will be under the charge of H. M. Moore, closing with sousecration service. Sabbath services announced Saturday evening Petroleum vs Coal. The result of the change from wood and coal to petroleum under the boiler at the foundry is a great success, both as regards practical results and from an economic stand point. It is very interesting to "see it work" also. No change whatever is made in the fire box under the boiler. Just above the doors three holes are bored into the fire box and pipes from the source of supply take the petroleum to these points, air having been forced into the oil on its way thither. Through one tenth of an inch holes the petroleum goes into the fire box under pressure and in the form of a spray filling the space with a white flame of intense heat. The heat may be increased or decreased at pleasure by putting on all three of the streams or shutting off one or two ot them, l lie savins: in ex pense is very great. The Ely com pa ny are using petroleum with equal suc cess. Y. M. C. A. Notes. At the association hall on Sunday morning there will be a consecration service, conducted by one of the Chris tian workers, who will be present at the convention. This service will be open to all, both women and men, opening at 9.30 and closing in season for the church services. At the gospel service for men at 4 o clock p. m. an address will be given by some prominent Christian worker name to be announced later. All men are cordially invited to be present. ST. JOIINSnURY FOR RESIDENCE. Some Sanitary and Other Considera tions. Next in importance to the moral and educational atmoephere of a towji is its physical and sanitary condition Iu some respects St. Johnsbury is pecu liarly favored, in others sadly deficient. Its natural advantages are an undula ting and beautifully diversified surface with a river on each side of it, making perfect drainage comparatively easy. But these natural advantages have not been properly supplemented. From the village of 1S50 with one street lined with a few straggling houses, one meeting house, one small one-story school house, and an old-fashioned tavern with two country stores, it has grown to a village of four or five thous and people, with many streets thickly lined with public buildiugs, stores and residences, ten churches, five large graded school buildings holding a full dozen schools, an Athenaeum and pub ic library of 12,000 volumes, an elegant Christian Associatiou building, a large and well endowed academy of 300 stu dents, with dormitory, club house etc., Court house, Music and Town hall, scale and other factories, iu all em ploying a thousand operatives. With this growth in population, in dustry aud importance, the sanitary and other advantages of the town have not kept pace. Instead of early em ploying a competent engineer to lay out and establish the line and grade of streets and sidewalks, this work was eft undone, or if doue at all it was by the highway surveyor or other incom petent person for such work. The consequence is this work has been im properly done when done at all. No citizen has felt sure, or even is certain now, but the grade or width of the street in front of his premises will be changed any day. A striking example of this folly aud neglect can be seen on Central street. After John M. Han cock had completed a new house on this street, never dreaming but the grade would remain as it had been for 25 years, the village authorities con cluded to raise the grade, to the great detriment of his property. For this change the village paid Mr. Hancock one thousand dollars cash rather than stand litigation. The amount paid in damages to the property holders on the opposite side of the street is un known to the writer, but is generally thought to be considerable. There are many other examples of the folly, expense and annoyance of not having the grades of streets established, but perhaps none so marked as the above. But there are more serious matters involved in this neglect of employing a suitable engineer to lay out the streets aud drainage of the village than the uncertainty of street grades. With increased population, the public water supply took the place of the old- fashioned pump and well-sweep, and water closets supplanted privies and vaults. The disposition of the sewage of the town then became a necessity. But this most importaut matter was bungled even worse than the others. Some of the sewers of the village may be all right ; others were not properly constructed. The inlet to the one ou Summer street near E. G. Humphrey's emits a deadly odor summer aud win ter. Others are little better. . The maiu sewer ou the west side of the town, down Cliff street, was laid of coarse stones, above ground for a num ber of rods, aud a little dirt piled upon it, but not enough to prevent the sew age from oozing out the sides constant ly, and there are more than a dozen apertures into this main sewer, open always aud always giving forth the deadly sewer gas. The condition, of matters ou Hastings street is as bad if not worse. The sewage from a dozen or twenty houses is discharged on top of the grouud within four rods of the street and but a few rods from dwell ings. All summer and fall there has been a putrid mass of filth here of many surface feet. To add to the terror of this place the law of gravita tion carries this filth, if carried at all, to the Passumpsic river above where the village water supply is taken the same water used by many families for domestic purposes. There is not room in this article to enumerate all the nuisances and death traps which lie about the village even if it was best to do so. The above facts are sufficient to show that al though the action or non-action of authorities may be glossed over or covered up, typhoid fever, diphtheria and other zymotic diseases cannot, al though their victims may be. Mean while there is abundant money to use iu unnecessary and extravagant things, while the matters of vital importance to both the moral and sanitary condi tion of the town are neglected or ignored. It is time citizens waked up to the true condition of affairs took prompt and vigorous action. aud At Home Again. The South church, or the new South as it now is, was open to the public for inspection Saturday evening, and many availed themselves of the opportunity thus offered. The verdict was one of unqualified approval. Sunday morn ing the church was filled at this the first regular service in the church proper since the repairs began nearly four months ago. There was no at tempt at a formal service of dedica tion, but the scripture selections, hymns and sermon were all of a dedi catory nature. The sermon preached by the pastor, Rev. Edward Fairbanks, was from Leviticus 19:2; "Speak onto all the congregation of tho children of Israel, and say unto them, JYe shall be holy: foi I the Lord your God am holy." To be hoi v. he said, is to Iws morally whole. The first step in a holy life is dedication, and this was one of the thoughts of the sermon, that we and all that we have and are should be holy as God is holy, dedicated to him. Excellent srniriucr was fnrnilipl o o " by the South church choir under the leadership of Harry May. The North and South church joined in a union service in the same place in th even ing, the church being again well filled. Km-kleii's Arnica Salve. Tho Best Salve in the world tor Cut lim;... Sores, Ulcers. Salt Rheum. Kevrr Simm T..nr Chapped Hands, Chilblains, Coins, and all Skin Eruptions, and positively cures Piles, or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect satis faction, or money refunded. Price 25 cents per box. For sale by Flint Bros.- - t fan 21 tt Worth Knowing. Mr. W. n. Morgan, meraliant. Lake Citv Kla was taken with a severe Cold, attended wiih a dis tressing Congh and running into Consiimptiou in its first stages. Ue tried niauy so-called popular cough remedies and steadily grew worse. Was reduced in flesh, had dithoulty in breathing and was n liable to sleep. Finally tried Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption and found immediate relief , anil after using alMitit a half dozen bottles found him self well and has had no return of the disease. No other remedy can show so grand a record ot on res. as Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption, imaramecu w io itist wnatis claimed tor it. Trial home tree at Hint Bros. cbewt dec 16. 88 Kenews Her Youth. Mrs. rhobe Cheslev. Peterson. Clsv Co.. Iowa. tells the following remarkable story, the truth ot which is vouched for bv the residents of the town : "I am 73 years old. have becu troubled with kidnev complaint and lameness for many year.-; could not uitob myseii wunoui, neip. rs ow lam tree rrom all pain aud soreness, and am able to do all mv own housework. I owe my thanks to Electric Bit ters for having renewed my vouth. and temoved completely all disease and pain." Try a bottle, only 50c. at Flint Bros, drng store, eh e w t dec le Advice to Mothers. Are you disturbed at night and broken of vunr rest bv a sick child sutierin-r and crvinir with iiaii- of cutting teeth? If so, send at once and get a bou tie of Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup for children teething. Its value ia incalculable. It will relieve the poor little snflererimmediately. Depend upon iu, uiuiuers, mere is uo misiaKe annul n. ii cures dysentery and diarrhoea, regulates the stomach and bowels, cures wind colic, softens the gums, reduces inflammation, and gives tone and energy to the whole svstem. Mrs. Winslow's Sonthinir Syrup for children teothing is pleasant to the taste ana is me prescription ot one ot tlieoldest and best female nurses and physicians in the United States, and is sold by all druggists throughout the wwrld. jfrice s cents a bottle. MocfD travelers' (guide. Boston & Maine R. R.--PasHumpie Iiv. Oct. 29, 1888. TRAINS MOTING SOUTH. Mail N T D Ex Mxd.MxdiN MlKx a.m. a.m. p. m. p. m. p. ni.lp. m a. m Newport.. 7 15 1 Oft 6 40 111 50 li 06 W.Uurke. 8 21 8 30 12 111 Lyndon v'll 8 42 2 12 5 30 9 IMI12 30 1 18 Lyndon... 8 45 5 35 9 05 St. J. Cent. 8 56 5 50 9 20 St.Joh'sb'y 9 07 2 30 6 10 9 35 12 55 1 35 Passum'sic 9 14 6 25 9 47 1 03 K. ISarnet. 9 24 fi 43 10 03 Barnet 9 31 7 00:10 13 1 24 Mclndoes. 9 38 7 15 10 23 1 35 Vells R 10 03 3 07 8 00:11 i0 I 53 2 15 y.R.Junc 11 45 10 40 1 45 3 15 Bostou p.m. p. m. p. ni.ip. in. a. in. a. m. a. ni. TRAIN'S MOTING NORTH. a. iii. ii. ui. a. ra. p.m. p. ui..p. ui" Boston 8 30 9 00 j p.m. p.m. p. in. p.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. W.K. June 1 55 1 5 25 7 30 IS 40i Wells K 3 45 2 3s 7 55 10 10 2 25 1 2 Mclndoes. 4 05 2 53 8 25 1C 40 2 45 Barnet 4 11 8 35 10 50 2 51 E. Barnet. 4 17 8 45 11 tio 1 4W Passum'sic 4 27 9 02 11 17 3 (Mi StJoli'sli y 4 38 3 19; 9 30 It 311 3 15 2 04 St. J. Cent. 4 45 9 40 1 1 33 i Lyndon ... 4 59 1 9 55 1 1 5fi Lyudonv'll 5 Ofi 3 36 10 00 12 30 3 38 : 2 21 W.Burke. 5 23 i 12 55 3 58j Newport.. 7 55 4 43 2 50 6 OMj 3 30 p. m. Ip. in. p. m.l p.m. a. m.U. m. SU .Johnsbury & Lake Champlain Railroad. Oct. 8, 1888. TBAIKS WKST. TRAINS EAST. Read down. Read np. Frt Mxd Mail a. m. p. m. a. m. 3 20 10 00 fi 24 11 27 5 41 7 4li 12 49 6 03 7 55 12 59 b 40 8 04 1 09 7 20 8 24 1 29 8 14 H 45 1 50 9 00 9 15 2 20 10 15 .1 25 10 35 3 35 10 50 3 44 11 20 3 53 II 35 4 02 11 46 4 08 12 05 4 19 p.m. p.m. p.m. 1ail Mxd a. m. II Vt5 10 10 9 01 Frt p.ni p. in. Maquam S wanton Cambridge Jc... Hardwick E. Hardwick ;reensbor Walden Danville.- St. Johnsbary- J E. St-Johnshury W.Concord . N. Concord Miles Pond E.Concord Lunenburg 8 10 7 55 7 35 6 45 6 07 4 50 2 45 2 25 2 10 1 50 I 15 12 55 12 30 p. in 3 30 2 45 2 36 2 27 2 If 2 12 2 01 . ui. At West Burke, Dec. 7. a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Suiith. At Binghamtnn, N. Y., Dec. 8, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. D. D. Jones. JJJurrixflc;. At MattaMisett, Mass., Dec. 6, Charles II. Mendell ot St. Johnsbury and Carol Dennis of Matt:)Miisett. At East Burke. Dec. 8, by Rev. .1. E. Farrow, Ed. Alexander and Myra (iaHkill, belli of West Burke. At St. Johusbnry, Dec. 10, Helen B. Jewett, aged 23. At St. Johnsbury, Dec, 10, Lillie I. Moore, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Moore, aired 14. At Adana, Turkey, Dec. 4. Kev. Cites F. Mont gomery, aged 53, a native of Walden aud for many years missionary to Turkey. At Walden, Dec. II, Screns Montgomery, aged 79. At St. Johnsbury, Dec. 10, of rl.eiimatic fever, Agnes Hardy of Coinpton, P. Q . aged 17. At Wells River, Dec. 9, Mrs. Viola B. Poe, aged 31, wife of Freeman A. Lyous. At Monroe, N. H-, Florence Berry of Boston, Mass., aged 35. At Peacham. Ie. 10. of typhoid fever, Nellie, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.C. E. Sargeant. 1 3INE WATCHES REPAIRED and rated at A. D. ROWELL'K. To Item. An unfurnished front loom on first floor. Als.i barn room for horse and carriage, or cow. Enquire at 82 Main Street. 79-P2 Lost. If the party who inadvertent ly took a valise from the platform of the depot iu St. Johushiiry ou the afternoon ot Dec. 8 will return the same to the St. Johnsbury house, they will he suitably rewarded. To Kent. A small and pleasant office in splendid location, with all the modern conveniences, including gas, steam heat, toilet, etc. 81tf CHAS. S. HASTINGS. Over Post office. Clean Newspapers For sale at F. O. Clark's. Every family need them. Only 25 cents per 100. Bargains. Five, 10 and 25 cent packages of KinsosssW Pist urss and Cards for Scrap Books. F. O. CLARK. Banjo and Guitar. MisiK. E. Tbompson, Instrustor on the Banjo, Guitar and Mandolin. Also dealer in above named Instruments. No. It Railroad St., St. Johnsbury. The Place to Buy Christmas Presents. I can sell you Lounges. Easy Chairs, Willow Chairs. Center Tables, Mirrors and Foot Rests cheaper then they have ever been sold in this town. Give me a sail before buying. 81-62 V. R. SWITSER, 81 Eastern aveode. Views of the Wreck. F. A. Balcb. the Photographer at Fairbanks village, was on band and made three very fine views ot the R. R. Wreck. Send him 35 cents tor one or $1 for the three.