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C. M. STONE & CO.,
Opposite the Atlienjeum, St. Johntibory, Vt.
Entered at the rout-office at at. Johntbvry, Vt., a
Second-clam Matter.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Almon Clark has left the scale works
and goes to Parish ville, N. Y., - into a
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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 :
The call to be read and the conference formally
opened, followed by meeting for prayer, led by
Col. F. Fairbanks.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
p.m. p. m. p. ni.ip. in. a. in. a. m. a. ni.
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.
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.
a. m.
II Vt5
10 10
9 01
p. in.
S wanton
Cambridge Jc...
E. Hardwick
St. Johnsbary- J
E. St-Johnshury
W.Concord .
N. Concord
Miles Pond
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.
At MattaMisett, Mass., Dec. 6, Charles II.
Mendell ot St. Johnsbury and Carol Dennis of
At East Burke. Dec. 8, by Rev. .1. E. Farrow,
Ed. Alexander and Myra (iaHkill, belli of West
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.

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