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III III COMMENCED AUGUST 8, 1837. ST. JOHNS 1WUY, VT., THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 1888. VOLUME 52 NUMBER 2G82. W II ill II il EI II tl Lily-nil ijltf (Jalcteiiro. PLUI.I.HHF.O EVKKY THCKSDAT BT C. M. STONE & CO., Ojoit Ihr Atlien.-riiin, St. Johnharjr, Vt. F.nlrrf.l at Utf I'utt-ofic at St. Joknbury, Vt.. a Sfctnui-rlnx Matttr. TKUMS OK T1IK CALEDONIAN: Ou- year io Caledonia ami Essex Conn tin. . 1 .50 It Dt paid in advance - 2.00 Six mouths ti lostal subscribers, in advance,.- .75 (lu. yrarout of Caledonia and Essex Counties, 2.00 One year in single wrapMT 2.00 I In advance. Postage aid by Pnblishera.) f'1.T-rv ni.-ii in service, tier vear . . l-OO Kim-Ii SnlKTiler will tind on bin paper in con nectimi with bis name, the date to which he has paid N'o other receipt is necessary. TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS. Weather Record. t Bingiiain's drug store, lor the week ending Dec. l'J I'"-. Highest. Lowest. Thursday, 3 0 Fi iilay, 5 - 5 Saturday. 20 Sun. lay. SI Monday, " 33 Tuesday, lr' Wednesday. J" A dssh indicates below zero. BRIEF LOCALS. Merry Christmas, one and all. There are several cases of mumps about town. V. II. Shaw has moved from Wa ter street lo Sirs. Mori ill's house on Sou tli Talk. There will he a Christinas Sunday school concert at the Methodist church next Sunday evening. - - The Free Kaptist society are hold ing a Christmas sale in Carter's old store in Brown's block. George V. Dickey lias offered his business lor sale with a view of locat ing in the vicinity of lioston. Dr. Auhrey has just arrived in America on his lecture tour. He conies in our V. M. C. A. course Jan. 3. Col. Dennis E. Slay has moved his pension agency into the rooms in Mu sie hall vacated by Dr. C. D. Newell. Inez Goodall of East St. Johns bury, offers for sale or to rent, the F. F. Carrick place in Sunimerville- The postottice will be open on Christmas from 8 to !).:jl) a. in. and ( to 7 p. in. The evening mail will close at 7 o'clock. Beginning Dec. 20, the club price of the Caledonian and Mirror and Fanner has been reduced to $2.00. G roceries soon ! The Episcopalians hold a Christ mas sale with refreshments and an en tertainment in their room in Music hall next Monday evening. William Renfrew had his right hand badly crushed in a sticking ma chine in the sash and blind room at the scale shops Tuesday morning. The county treasurer is issuing warrants for an eight cents on the dol lar tax assessed by the last legislature, to make changes in the Court house. Prof. Sears of the University of Vermont has occupied the pulpit at St. Andrews church for the past two Sab baths pi-aching very scholarly ser mons. A hell party will bo given at the Chinch of the Messiah Saturday even inir. followed bv a Christinas sale. Ke- fieshme nts will he served during the evening. The St. Johnsbury orchestra give a conceit and ball at the Town hall Monday evening. Fred Spencer of Lyndon takes J. W. Donahue's place in the oi ganizatinli. A. E. Slartin will be permanent janitor at the Y. SI. C. A. building James Puffer is still serving as janitor and clerking through the holidays at Buudy's shoe store. .lust enough snow fell Tuesday to make bad wheeling and very poor sleighing. On the Southeastern road there were drifts of over four feet de laying the down Montreal express on Tuesday several hours. The damage to the Lake road by the it-cent smash-up near Emerson's will not exceed $2,tHM). Four of the cars that were first thought to be de stroyed will come out of the repair shops at Lyndon ville as good as new. The date of the meeting of the Iniaid of ngi iculttiie has been fixed for this county at St. Johnsbiiry , 'I hurs day and Fiiday, January JJ ami 4. The board meets for Orleans county at Coventry, Jan. 2 and .'1, and for Essex county at Bloouilield, Jan. 10 and 11. William S. Bailey of East Hard wick, president of the Eastern Ver mont horse breeders association, at tended the annual meeting of the New England trotting horse breeders in Boston recently and was elected one of the vice-presidents from this state. Montpelier'a electric light bill for IWrf is over $:00 for lighting the streets, and they complain that they have not nearly lights enough. Citi- zens exnect it will cost them over E $1,000 next year and are groaning at the thoutrht. Those that dance must pay the tiddler. Miss Annie L- Gorham has a fine exhibit of her work in oil and water colors iu the window of Mies E. J. Hob- bins' store. Mrs. C. E. Smith of Lyn don ville has two paintings in Harvey & Brown's window while BiiiL'ham's window contains a copy of a French picture executed by C. A. Black, the dancing teacher. Slaggie Edwards died at the home of her aunt, the widow Moore, on East ern avenue, Taesday evening, after an illness of ten weeks. Sliss Edwards came from Inverness, Canada, seven years ago, and has lived most of the time since in this place. Her sickness terminated suddenly and unexpectedly, and her parents did not reach here un til after her death. The bulkhead has been strength ened at the new dam by numerous iron rods and everything is now believed to be in lirst-class shape. Ellery Cham berlin fell into the water while work ing around the flume recently but was pulled out by his companions before he was carried over the dam. It was a pretty close call for one who has had one or two narrow escapes before. I'KKSOXALi MKNTION. W. S. Streeter left Tuesday on a bus iness trip to New York and Philadel phia. George II. Hale of Amherst college and Charles D. Hazen of Dartmouth are home through the holidays. Misses Lucy Fairbanks, Margaret F. Newell and Isabel Perkins are back from Smith college, Northampton, dur ing the Chiistnias vacation. Thomas K. Harris has returned from a three weeks visit to ids daughter (Mrs. W. O. Caswell) at Hartford, Ct., and his brother at Auburndale, Slass. Sirs. I5etse3- Rowland Brown, who died at East Providence the 15th, was born in St. Johnsbury in 1 71Ki. She was the grandmother of Miss Julia A. Brown and aunt of Sirs. Ellen Flint, both of this place. A Dead wood, Dakota, newspaper, has a notice of William McNeil, form erly of this place, but now doing ac tive Christian work at Central city in that far off' territory. Sir. McNeil is father of Sirs. D. A. Slorrison, and many readers will remember him. Frederick G. Fleetwood of Slorris- ville, who is remembered by many as a former St. Johnsbury 003', is a member of the Harvard college glee club and starts with the club on a western trip next Saturday. The club make the trip in about a week singing in New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Cincin nati and Chicago. L. C. Woodbury, the well-known truckman, and Ed. Farnsworth, the central oflice telephone clerk, are both out again after a brief illness. Sirs. A. SI. Daniels has pneumonia, and Mrs. Pliineas Danforth of Green street was threatened with serious illness Tuesday, but was better yesterday. Sirs. S. SI. Spear, the aged mother in law of Elder Sandford, lies at the point of death at his home on Railroad street. E. H. Walcott of the Caledonian was suddenly called to Winchendon, Slass., Friday night by the serious illness of Sirs. Walcott's father, Dr. Ira Russell, who died of pneumonia yesterday. By reason of this event Sir. Walcott can not well return to St. Johnsbury at present and it is doubtful if he returns at all for any permanent stop. In this decision he somewhat anticipates a step he was contemplating before very long. The loss of Sir. Walcott to this office is very great, but not greater than to the readers of the Caledonian with whom he has talked the past three years very familiarly and very frankly. His many rare and valuable qualifications for newspaper work ability, coupled with tact, honesty and fearlessness his happy, almost jovial disposition, make him a marked fa vorite with all with whom he comes in contact. He has filled a somewhat dif ficult position here most acceptably both to associates and readers. Nor is it alone in the newspaper field that he will be missed, but in the church, in social circles of which he is the life, in the Y. SI. C. A., and in fact in every good place and every good work. A Well-Merited Testimonial. "To Sirs. Sarah Dea, in remembrance of her faithful care of little children." Such is the inscription upon a gold watch which together with a gold chain was recently presented to Sirs Dea by several of her friends to whom she has rendered valuable and efficient service. As a nurse Sirs. Dea has made many warm friends, some of whom are glad in this way to express to her their regard and appreciation The watch was gratefully received and will be highly prized by the recipient A lood Showing After all. An item is "oinr the rounds of the state press t hat the Boston & Maine lost $75,(M out of their lease of the St. Johnsbiuy & Lake Champlain rail road the past year. Inquiry at the of fices here reveals the fact that most if not all of this alleged loss is really a pel maneiit gain as it covers the im provements put into the roadbed, bridges, trestles and culverts during that time. Iu the report of this road published in the biennial report of the railroad commissioners over $200,000 were expeuded in improvements alone for the year ending June 30. Death of Medical Men. Slany readers will mourn at the death of Dr. E. V. Watkins, who died at Newbury Tuesday morning. His death was not unexpected, but the fact will send sorrow through many- house holds in Vermont and New Hampshire where his visits for many years have been sunshine and hope. Dr. Ira Rus sell of Winchendon, Slass., died yes terday morning after a brief illness of pneumonia, lie was eminent as a specialist in nervous diseases and af feet ions of the brain. His death is a great loss to New England. THE KLKCTRIC LIGHT. Some Obligations Resting oil Citizens. As was announced last week a vil lage meeting is called for next Thurs day evening. Dec. 27, "to see if the village will accept and ratify its con tract, made through the trustees of said village, with the Thomson-Hous ton company for lighting the streets of said village with electricity." It will be well for the citizens of the place to divest themselves of both prejudice and sentiment and look this matter squarely in the face and endeavor by candor ami the use of their best jndg inent to arrive at an intelligent and wise conclusion. Laying aside for the moment the ob vious fact that undue influence was brought to bear upon the trustees by the Thomson-Houston company in that the latter agree to pay $1500 a year for power iu which two or more of said trustees are owners, which power could have been obtained elsewhere for $500 or less; dismissing for the niesent this amiarcut "job" which of necessity disqualifies the trustees from acting in this matter lor the village disinterestedly, and assuming for the present that this trade entered into in behalf of the village is fair and square, how does the matter stand ? The trus tees propose by their own show ing to plunge the village into an expense af ter the first year of not less than $2:300 and many think it will be nearer $4000, for lighting the streets alone No candid and intelligent person be lieves the village can be properly light ed with less than 40 lights and manv put the number at 50 lights. By a very unusual mode of estimating ex penses, the Thomson-Houston compa ny propose to put in a plant, erect poles, string wires, etc., for 20 lights at $G5 a light ; but after all this expense of the plant is completed, if additional lights are wanted, as of course there will be, they will charge $70 a light ! Are the tax-payers of this village aware that a better light man me Thomson -Houston people give can be obtained at a much less price? There is good evidence that such is the case. There are arc lights now produced that do not "flicker," that require much less power than the Thomson-Houston system, and are furnished much cheap-1 er. It is said on good authority that a reliable company will contract to put. in an electric plant, including poles, wire, dynamos, and everything ready to attach power to, for $!0()0. This system requires only GO horse-power for 100 arc lights, which would give 50 lights for the streets of the village ami 50 to rent. The power .at Carrick s, near the railroad station, would not cost over $400 and probably not over $300. If the 50 extra arc lights can be rented for $50 a light ($20 less than the Thomson-Houston folks ask) it would bring an income of $2500 annu ally. How would it do for the village to invest $0000 with a good prospect of getting an income of 20 or more per cent from the in vestment and securing its streets lighted for nothing? Or even if the income was a much less per cent., would it not be better than $3000 a year expense with no income ? So far as the public know there has been no investigation of other systems of lighting, but a seeming determina tion to foist upon the tax-payers this system regardless. If there is another kind of aic light that burns steadily and is less expensive, these are two considerations of great importance. Isn't this matter worth investigating? In this connection we are permitted to copy extracts from a private letter re ceived by a gentleman in this town written by a friend iu another state. He writes : "I read in the last Caledonian that you are having a fight over the. electric light question with the 1 homsou Houstou company. I trust your. town will not ratify the action of your trus tees. The f. & II. Co. is thoroughly unscrupulous in its efforts to get into a place and its agents do not hesitate to The electric light committee in -, (the town where the writer lives,) could give you points in this respect. After a careful examination of several, our town has put in another sys teni, which is so good that the T & II. offered them $G0,0'K) for it, but without avail. The T. & H. at (another town near by,) after agreeing to furnish 1200 caudle-power lights have been let off with lights of 700 candle-power, and poor at that. Be ware of them. I say it honestly." The above voluntary testinioiiylfrom an intelligent man, a total stranger, who was never in this town audi who has no possible interest in inisifepre seuting the matter, is wormy ot con sideration by thoughtful citizens. As was said at the beginning of this arti cle, sentiment and prejudice should not enter into its discussion, i he vi tal interests of this town are at stake. The citizens cannot afford to longer permit its best good to be ignored. We have a goodly town, aiitl one whose educational, religious and social ad vantages will attract residents; but unless this spirit of extravagance, wastefulness and jobbery can be check ed, it will, like the Old Slau of the Sea, strangle its very life. Since the above was put iu type still another electric light company gives figures at which they will put in plant, in some respects at a better rate than that given in the previous arti cle. The estimate at which they will put iu a50-aic light plant with lamps of 2,000 candle-power, is given be low : COST OF PL A XT. 2 25-arc dynamos with 50 arc lamps and hoods, t"2,750.0O Poles and setting, with 7 miles of wire, I.trHo.OO Hanging lamps, IOU.00 Total cost of plant, EXPENSE OF RUNNING, PER ANNUM. Water power. 1500.00 '2 men at $50 a month, 1.200.00 25.000 carbons, 375.00 Oil and -waste, 50.00 Interest and depreciation of plant, 13 per c, 568.80 Total. 2,693.80 The above is estimate for a 50-arc light plant. This will give the village 40 lights for its streets, (instead of 33,) and 10 lamps to rent. Estimate these latter ten at $G5 each and the cost of the 40 street lamps is reduced to $2, 043 80. That is, the village would ob tain by this estimate 40 street lamps of 80,000 candle-power for a trifle over $2,000, against the Thomson-Houston 33 lamps of 33,000 candle-power for $2,210. Or, seven more lamps and double the candle-power at $200 a year less cost. Some Needs of the Village. As people were returning home from the meeting of Christian Workers Sat urday evening a dark object was seen on Central street near the rink from which voices proceeded. On approach ing nearer the object proved to be a drunken young man in the gutter whom two companions were endeavor ing to get home. The person in the gutter was obstinate and ugly, and all were shockingly profane. Women on the street were frightened and took refuge in stores, or returned home by some other streets. Again. A prominent business man in town told the writer within a week that the women and girls in his em ploy were afraid to go home evenings because of repeated insults, and fear of assault which threatened them from ruffians in the Portland street bridge. There are some things this town is sadly in need of, and prominent among these things is protection for the peo ple. To secure this, laws must be en forced. To have laws enforced, there must be officers with sand in them. To procure such officers the people must have a voice and not permit them to be nominated by a ring caucus. There is money enough squandered by this village every year to pay for a suffi cient force of efficient police and to renovate the moral and sanitary condi tion of the town. Will the tax-payers take this matter in hand, or will they continue to suiter their money to be wasted, with liitle or nothing valuable to show for it ? At the Scale Works. There have been several changes in the offices of the scale company. II. C. Bond goes into the gate office with William Horton;J. M. Cady goes upon the pay roll with Win. C. Tyler; Frank II. Brooks takes charge of the store books and George II. Frost goes into the treasurer's office. The Standard Electric company are setting up an Armiugton iV Simnrs engine of nearly 100 horse power to be used in testing new dynamos. The stone wall on the western bank of the river was completed last week. The foundations for the new store- louse are being laid and as soon as the umber arrives the work will be pushed rapidly forward. The storehouse will bo a two story wooden building with a river frontage of 158 feet and a west ern extension of 120 feet. The track runs into the house and scales can be loaded directly into the cars. A Trestle Moved by Ice and Water. After the morning mail train and a freight had crossed the temporary trestle over the Passumpsic river just above East Barnet, Tuesday, it was noticed that the structure had been moved out of line over six inches. This was evidently done by the ice w hich was rapidly breaking up and collecting at this spot. An engine and some cars loaded with stone were immedi ately sent down from Lyndonville and these rested on the trestle until it was brought back into lino. Passengers on the noon train were transferred and arrangements had been made to have the afternoon trains sent around by way of Scotts. Later this was found to be unnecessary and all the after noon trains crossed it as usual. The engine and loaded cars remained at the spot all night and frequently passed over the trestle to test it. An Expensive Luixury. The Boston Recoid publishes a table giving ten cities lighted by electricity and the cost in each city per light. They range from Slalden at $100 per light per year, Buffalo $173.37, up to Boston, which pays $237.25 for each light used. These figures are rather startling to little towns that are talk ing of introducing the electric light, and give some food for reflection. The Caledonian of Nov. 2'J said that some of the best electricians of the country do not hesitate to say that no small town or city can afford electricity for illuminating purposes until some cheaper method of generating it is dis covered. If St. Johnsbury stops be fore it gets foot into this trap it will not get squeezed. DANVILLE. We understand W. B. Richards has lef t town for Canada. E. C. Woodward has bought out Mr Slooney's livery stable and will carry it on at his house. Richards &- Frizzell have dissolved partnership. C. II. Frizzell has as sinned the liabilities and will carry on the business in his own name. NORTH DANVILLE. John D. Harris is cutting down one of his sugar places. Will Lowell of South Danville start ed a writing class here last Slonday evening. J. II. Humphrey of St. Johnsbury has been engaged to teach a singing school this winter. 1 he first lesson will be given Friday evening of this week. CROWDED CHRISTMAS COUNTERS. What to Buy and Where to Buy It. Our enterprising merchants have spread their tempting wares' before the eye of the public and extend through our advertising columns a cordial in vitation to the readers of tlife Caledo uian to visit their stores. Many have availed themselves of this annual op portunity to make others happy while many more will make the rounds of the stores this week. To one and all we say, patronize our local merchants. They are all well-known and trust worthy and have made unusual efforts to please a critical public. Give them a call. The alphabet begins with A and so does the name of our new shoe dealer, O. 8. ABIJOTT, whose store on Railroad street is well stocks I with all sorts and sizes of la dies ?trj,Mit8 footwear. Just now he is making a specialty of velvet slip pers of beautiful patterns, Canadian moccasins, Waverly school shoes and Quaker shoes. Begin the alphabet right by calling on Abbott. A. I.. BAILEY is a household name throughout the length and breadth of our little state and his pianos and organs have brought delight to many homes. He wants us to announce now that prices on pianos and organs are reduced from now until after New Year's. Not sat isfied with this holiday move Sir. Bai ley has added to his present large stock entirely new styles in pianos and organs and invites all music lovers to inspect his stock. C. C. BINGHAM telephoned Santa Claus early in the season to send him the best variety of fancy goods he could spare and his counters groan with articles useful and ornamental. Plush goods, manicure sets, booklets, cards, toilet sets, fancy mirrors and thermometers comprise only a few of the many articles that catch the eye at a cursory glance. Sir. Bingham spares no pains or dollars to please the public and he has succeed ed this year as we knew he would. E. c. BUOOKS, our new Railroad street tailor, has al ready won the confidence of our peo- le by his square dealings. His store is well filled with the latest styles of American and imported suitings and by allowing no old stock to accumu- ate he is enabled to oft'er an entirely new line of samples. The tariff is still ou wool but ott the prices oi his all-wool pants. F. G. , HUNDY is on nana as usual with his store crowded with everything in the line ot boots and shoes from baby's No. 1 to gents No. 10. Especially saleable are his beautiful moccasins and slippers in plush, velvet, calf and alligator. Keep your mothers and sisters warm ill winter by purchasing his seamless foot-warmers. P. 1. BLODGETT AND CO. offer an attractive insurance menu on your life and property in an endless number of desirable plans. Their na tional installment bonds are one of the surest ways of investment iu the market. P. A. CARTER has a larger store this year and the in terior is attractively trimmed with hundreds of ladies and gents silk hand kerchiefs and scarfs. Gift seekers will find here a dry goods store well stock ed with staple goods which ought to bo found in every Christmas stocking next Tuesday morning. Carter's store was full of customers when the scribe ooked in and after a glance at his stock we saw what attracted the crowd. F. O. CLARK, at the sign of the book, will deliver holiday numbers of the papers and magazines to his subscribers and keep shop at the same time, where one will find a store filled with books, holiday numbers of the magazines, stationery in endless variety, fountain and gold pens, games, diaries and in fact every thing a first class book store should have. St. Johnsbury illustrated, only $2.25, makes a beautiful and lasting Christmas present. CHARLES P. CARPENTER has anticipated the government by having "special delivery" of furnaces, stoves, tinware or even refrigerators iu case we have an open winter. He is now carrying the largest stock of heat ers ever shown in St. Johnsbury and if yoiii are going to make yourself a pres ent why not be comfortable by invest ing in a new stove. MRS. HELEN F. CARPENTER has a bazar that will delight the eye of all the ladies and a collection of useful and ornamental articles to suit all pur- cnasers. just now she is having a special drive in handkerchiefs, a most appropriate holiday gift. Among her attractive novelties aie potpourri jars, fancy baskets, tidies and delicate spec imens of embroidery. 1MCKERMAN AND COOPER have come here during the year and already built up a good photographic trade at Clifford's old stand. Their liberal offer of giving a souvenir to everyone ordering a dozen cabinets holds good until New Year's. For the holiday trade they have stocked up with easels, pastelles on porcelain, cabinet holders and photograph cases. Their collection of mezzotype copies of old paintings is worth inspecting. E. AND T. FAIRBANKS AND CO. were among the first to open up their goods and have a greater variety than ever before. In silverware, china, toys, cards, booklets, games, etc., they have such a variety that one can read ily believe that Santa Claus has open ed a branch store in Fairbanks village. Before leaving this store make some poor family happy bj leaving your or der for a barrel of apples. FLINT BROTHERS display a rich line of plush goods, solid and plated ware, new designs in toilet sets, perfumery sets, games and toys. This firm has many friends through the year and still othei s at the holiday season. L. F. GASKILL has owned Burgin's store long enough to know how to make fine candies and those making up their Christmas pack ages should not omit a bag of candy. HALL AND STANLEY are ready for the holiday trade and their stock is the largest ever shown at this old and reliable stand. They ask you to call even if you do not want to buy and let them show you their de signs in plush, rattan and rocking chairs, desks, bookcases, tables and house furniture. You will be suited with their prices. CHARLES S. HASTINGS still thinks that a policy in the Equita ble Life together with an accident pol icy is the best New Year's present in the market. He has been in the busi ness long enough to know what he is talking about. HARVEY AND BROWN have their anuual display of every thing in the holiday line and have dis played their wares in a very tasteful manner. On entering the store two pyramids of silk handkerchiefs stand guard over the entrance while on the right is a very choice collection of china of varying prices and designs. Besides goods seen on the counters there are goods stowed away and staple goods displayed upon countless shelves on both floors. E. T. AND H. K. IDE offer Florida oranges right from their own groves, singly, by the dozen, half box or box. MRS. D. A. MORRISON was trimming her store the morning the scribe called, but enough had been done to produce a most pleasing effect in color and designs. On one side were the plush goods and velvets, fur nishing a rich background to her regu lar stock, while the other side was given up entirely to holiday goods. Handkerchiefs, tidies, fancy crockery and glassware furnish just the bargains that one wants while the two windows bear witness to the skill of successful decorators. MOORE AND HIGGINS on the other side of the street are car rying an extensive line of lamps of all kinds, vases, fancy crockery, house hold articles, cutlery, skates and sleds, in fact presents for the whole family can be found in their store. JOHN A. MOORE carries everything in the line of gent's furnishing goods from a collar button to a fur overcoat, and what is better still offers all his stock at reasonable prices. His stock is newly opened and all the latest styles of dress and cloth ing can be found at the Passumpsic clothing store. MISS E. J. ROB BINS is carrying this season one of the largest collections of ribbons ever shown in St. Johnsbury, together with the most fashionable feathers and feather trimmings for hats and bon nets. Collars and cuffs, handkerchiefs, fancy baskets, and stamped linen goods are among the fine wares iu her holi day assortment. E. N. RANDALL is well started in his 1 1 tli holiday sale and we say this confidently because we have seen his store filled with custo mers all the week. Some hasten to get bargains at his 5, 10 aud 25 cent counters, while others inspect the large assortment of crockery and glass ware, plush goods, handkerchiefs, books, toys, diaries, fancy towels, vases, Bi bles and hosts of other things. Sir. Randall has enlarged his store during the year and carries no high priced goods. A. D. EOWF.IX has returned from Boston aud New York with a carefully selected stock of solid and plated ware, new designs in gold and silver watches, jewelry, rich gift books, triplicate mirrors, gold pens and marble clocks. Whiting's stationery is put up this year in more attractive papetries than ever and has no equal in the market. Sir. Rowell carries no useless articles but believes that useful articles are what people want. He has the right idea. C. F. SHEPHERD received some of Klackuer's choicest etchings just in season for the holiday trade. In the beautiful collection is n fine etching of the "Trout Brook," a painting by Julian li'ix, an old Peach am boy. His artotypes and heliotypes. frames and photograph cases and easels are well worth a visit of inspec tion. Don't wait for the sunlight but get your pictures taken before Christ mas so as to give them to your friends. F. G. STEVENS. This old and reliable tailor store can be reached more easily than last year and besides you, want to begin the new year right by letting Stevens fit you to as nobby a suit as you ever wore. If you are anticipating last year's weath er an overcoat will be a prime neces sity . SMITH AND WALKER are still making pills and compound ing prescriptions while at the samo time they are selling plash sets, fraro ed cameos and fancy articles that are just as their advertisement says, "rich elegant, beautiful." They have given special attention this season to sup plying the growing demand for per fumeries and carry a large stock put up in very attractive styles. T. C. SPENCER has a most rich and elegant stock of silverware, solid and plated, solid sil ver headed canes and silk umbrellas, gold headed canes, opera glasses, jew elry set with precious stones, oxydized lamps of a rich pattern, finely temper ed cutlery and mirrors. Besides a complete line of these and many other goods he carries games, books, albums, stationery and fine leather goods. E. D. STEELE AND CO. think that the best holiday gifts are those that tire most useful and oiler 50 styles of silk, worsted and cashmere face shawls from 25 ceuts to $4, all kinds of gloves, the very latest novel ties in neckties, a new stock of silk umbrellas besides a complete' line of gents and boys suits .and overcoats. N. R. SWITZER will sell you a lounge, easy chair, wil low chair, mirror or table as cheap as anybody and if you are thinking of buying any articles in this line don't forget the furniture store on Eastern avenue. G. A. WIIITCHER is now on Railroad street and if you want anything iu the line of dry goods go to Whitcher's. Ladies will find plushes, velvets, shawls and dress goods, hosiery, gloves, handkerchiefs and linen goods at prices sure to suit. You will find his store full of bargains. COUNTY COURT. In the case of Salmon Stearns v E. P. Clifford, which was on trial when the paper went to press last week, the jury after being out two hours returned a verdict for the defendant. The case of Charles W. Phillips v John and Charles E. Winter was one of false warranty in reference to a wag on the defendants had sold the plain tiff. - The jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff of $58.27 and costs. Geo. W. Cahoon, and Ide & Stafford for the plaintiff, Bates &. Slay for the defend ant. The case of Catherine Gilson v Cal vin Dewey was a suit of trespass on land and the case really fixed the boundaries between the land of both parties. Dewey ploughed beyond his land, so the plaintiff alleged, and the plaintiff sued to recover. The jury awarded the plaintiff $4 damages and costs. Sir. Sloane for "the plaintiff, Bates and Dunnett, C. II. Hosfqrd for the defendant. Late Tuesday afternoon the case of Emily Cheney v Dr. H. S. Calderwood was taken up and the mere fact that it was a breach of promise case was enough to fill the court room, and only the sign "no minors allowed" served to keep out the boys. About 25 wit nesses are summoned in this case in cluding several of the medical frater nity and Dr. Draper, superintendent of the Brattleboro insane asylum. The lawyers iu the case are Ide & Stafford, SI. Slontgoinery, Harry Blodgett ami Sir. Drew of Lancaster for the plaintiff; Bates & Slav and State's Attorney Dunnett for the defendant. The in dictment contains four counts and al leges that an agreement ,of marriage was distinctly understood between both parties, that the defendant re fused to recognize this agreement and married another person and that said defendant has continually sought to in jure the reputation of the plaintiff who claims damages to the amount of $ 1(500. The details of this case are unlit for publication and ought not to be given even in a public court room. Both the parties interested have been on the stand and the case is likely to consume the rest of the week. The court cases will be taken up early next week. A Thief Neatly Caught. William Ricker, the obi Woodsville drover, is so well known in this vicini ty that all will read with interest this story published in Saturday's Boston Traveller : "An old drover by the name of Wil liam Ricker of Woodsville, about two mouths ago was robbed of his gripsack by a man by the name of Hugh Lawn. It was taken from a hotel near the Union stock yards at Watertown, aud was valued at $40. In the satchel was writing paper, aud government envel opes with Sir. Kicker's name printed, requesting a return if not delivered in live days. No clew could be obtained of the thief, but it seems that Lawn after the theft sailed for Em ope with a lot of cattle, and wrote a letter, which was dated in mid-ocean, addressed to his affianced iu Boston, using the above paper and envelope. The letter was mailed from Liverpool, and it so hap pened when the letter reached Boston the lady was out of the city, and it was returned to the supposed writer, Sir Ricker, at Woodsville. The Boston police were notified of the case, and were on the watch for him, and on his return last week he was taken into cus tody by State-Officer-Whitney, and was placed in Watertown police sta tion last Saturday. Sir. Ricker went to Boston this week to attend the trial, and the prisoner will be arraigned One of the amusing things iu counec tiou with the loss and arrest is that Lawn's letter, which was sent to Woodsville, was opened by Ricker's wife, in his absence, and on his return he was asked to explain in regard to his lady correspondent in Boston, aud as he, of course, had no knowledge of the letter, it was sometime before he comprehended the situation. It is needless to say the wife understood the situation, and only wished to have a little pleasure at the expense of the husband." LOCAL NOTICES. Hev. C. F. Morse still calls attention to the New People's Cyclopedia as a most valuable Christmas present. It will remind one of the giver almost daily for life. Seta kept on hand. The Sanitary Condition uf the Village. The article in last week's Caledonian on the shocking sanitary condition of some portions of this village has put the people to thinking aud talking. It needs but a little serious thought be fore the people will take vigorous measures for its remedy. The snper intendent of streets cannot excuse him self on the plea of ignorance of such places as enumerated, for his at lent ion has been called to them both eisonal ly and by letter for more than a year, but to uo purpose. As an indicaiiou of how some of the people legard this matter, we take the liberty to cop a paragraph from a business letter le ceived at this office the piesent week from a resident of this village, omit ting street and names : "I am very glad to see onr aiticle on the sanitary condition of St. Johus bmy. I have been astonished at if. I bought my house on Micci. No water closet, nothing but a privy, with garbage thrown into it. I uiideisiaud it is the same with all the neighbors. No wonder Sir. who lives in the house, has been sick lot months; .-md that , just across the .-nden, should lie sick wiih typhoid fever. Ag itate this matter every week till n get something thine." WHKELOCK. There will lie a Christinas lr.-.- il ide town hall Wednesday evening Dec. 2(5. The friends of Sir. and Mis. B F. Taylor gave them a genuine mm p ise Wednesday, Dec. 12, it being ihe 28th anniversary of their marriage. There were about UK) persons present from St. Johnsbury, Sutton, Shi-tlield, Lon don, Hardwick, and Whet-Jock. i hey left tokens of their regard amounting to over $l0 including cash pi events of $50. Kucklen's Ariii. Salve. The Best Salve iu the world lor Cuts. Bruises, Sores, Ulcers, Salt Klieiini, Fever Sores, Tetter Chapped Hands, Chilblains, Coi us, and all Skiu Eruptions, aud positively enres Piles, or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give pei li ct satis faction, or money refunded. I'rire 35 cents pel box. For sale by Flint Bros. t jau -JJ sU Is Consumption Incurable? Read the following , Mr. H Morris, Newark, Ark., says: "Was down with Abscess of Lungs, and friends and physicians pronounced me an Incurable Consumptive. Begau taking Ur. King's New Discovery for Consumption, am now on inv third bottle, and able to oversee the work on my farm. It is the finest medicine ever made."' Jesse Middleware Decalur. Ohio, says: -Had il uol been lor Dr. King's New Discovery lor Consump tion I would have died ot Lung Troubles : Was given up by doctors. Am now iu liest of health."' Try it- Sample bottles free at Fliut Bios. ch e w t dec 16, Electric Ititters. This remedy is lx cimiing so well known and so popular as to need no special mention. All w ho have used Electric Bitters sing Ihe same song ot praise. A purer iiiediciue iloes not exist and it is guaranteed to do all that is claimed. Electric Bitters will cure all diseases of the Liver and Kidneys, will remove Pimples, Boils, Salt I.'heuiu and other atlections caused by impure blood. "Will drive Malaria from the system and prevent as well as cure all Malarial levers. For cure ot Headache, Constipation aud Indigestion try Klec tric Bitters Kutire satisfaction guirauli-ed, or money refunded. Price 50 cts. and 1.0o per bottle at Fliut Bros. ,-h e w t dec 16. tW Advice to Motliers. Are you disturbed at night and broken of voul rest by a sick child sulleriug aud crying with pai ol cutting teeth ! If so, send at ouce jihI get a bou tie of Mrs. Winslow's Soothiug Syrup tor children teething. Its value is incalculable. It will relieve the poor little suDererimmediately. lU-iend upon it. mothers, there is no mistake about it. 1 1 cures dysentery and diarrhoea, regulates Ihe slomarh and bowels, cures wind colic, softens the gums, reduces iuriaiumation, and gives I. me and euergy to the whole system. Mrs. Winslow's Sisitbing Syrup for childreu teothing is pleasant to the taste aud is the prescript ion of one ol Iheoldesl and besl leniale nurses and physicians in the Uuiled.Stales, and is sold by all druggists throughout the world. Price 2T cents a bottle. ?Ws9 At West Burke. Dec. 7. a oaug'iter in Mr. aud Mrs. J. M. Smith. At St. Johnsburv. Dec. 19. bv Ilt-v' K. 'I' s-m.l. ford, (Jeorire A. liuhcock of St .lolui-il.in ifa-t aud Minnie J. Cochrane of Iletroit. Mich. At St. Johnsburv. lec. 17, by Justice. K K Sar- gcyint, Alexander Oovier of Sherhrooke, P. O... and Gracie Kobiuson of St. Johnsburv. At West Burke, lice, s, bv Kev. J. U. Farrow, K. E. Alexander and Myra OHskill. both ot Burke. At Concord . Hoc. Iri. bv Hev. 1.. K. Kortnev Chartes A. Caswell anil Ida M. Kicliaidsou. also at the same time and place, by the same cler man. frank m. Kicliardson ot Littleton, N. H.. and Thcda I.. Lewis of Concord. At Lyndon, Dec. Is by Kev. J. V, Bodwell. Fred Moseley Hovey of Waterlord aud A una Louis. ralker ot St. Johnsbury. At St. Johnsbury, llec. 17, Mrs. Hannah H.iwes Browu. aged cil. At St. Johusburv. Hoc. 1H. Maif"ie Edwards. aged 27, formerly of Inverness. Cauada. At Lyndon ville. llec. 15, of pueumonia, Chester Carpenter, aged 7-2. At Dudley. Mass., Dec. r!, Liieian Bligham. aged 57, formerly of this place. AtCalsit. Dec. 17. David Farringtoii At Peacham, Dec. IS, Audrew McClarv. aed (3. At CalKit, Dec. 14, Helen, eldest daughter of Mark Hall, aged 14. At East Providence, R. I., Dec. 15 lietsev. aged 94, widow of the late John Browu of Irjsburg, Mrs. Brown was sister of the late John Bowl tud, and she formerly lived iu this town. At Newbury, lcc. Irt, Dr. K. V. Watknn aged 65. N'K WATCH KS KKPAII.'KD an.l mod a A. I . KmVKI.I.S. Sleigh Tor Sale A single sleigh with top price.. -- :i Will le sold at a low H. i. F.LV . For SitU'. Two 2 seated sleighs, niugle sleighs, two horse sleds, one horse sleds, win k bailies es diivn.g harnesses, bullalo and wolf robes, one yesrliug bull (Jersey). Kniuiieol W. II. PKKSTOX. To Item. An unfurnished front loom ou tirst floor. Als.t barn room for horse aud c;irri ige or c.iw. Enquire at e-3 Main Street. V'.l-i To Kent. A small and pleasant ottice in splendi.l locution, with all the mislern conveniences, iuclndiug gas, steam beat, toilet, etc. eltf CIIAS. S. HASTINGS. Over Post office. C'lmi .'v:iM'rs For sale at F. O. Clakk's. Every family ueed them. Only 25 eenta ier 100. Bargains. Five, 10 and 25 cent packages of EmhosMcd Pict ures and Cards for Scrap Books. F. O. CLA KK. ISaujo nil:ir. MissU. E. Thomi-so.v, Instructor on the Banjo, Guitar and Mandolin. A Iso dealer in altove named Instruments. No. IS Railroad St., St. Jobusbiii v. For Sale. The Langdon J. Cummiugs premise. God house and barn, and five acres ot excellent laud. 5ltf Enquire ot W. IL PRKS ION. VicWM of the Wreck. F. A. Batch, the Photographer at Fail banks a till) de views of the R. K. Wreck, one or tl for the three. Scud him t5 cents lor Wanted, Energetic men in every town to sell the best subscription book in America. Highest commis sions paid. Address TICKNOH Sc CO, 211 Tie niont St., Boston, Mass. t New Year's Kail. T'uet." will be a New year's ball at the West Concord House, Monday eve. Dec :tl Music bv St. Johnsbury orchestra. Whole bill, t i 00 N'o admittance to ball without a lady. It F. K. JOSLTN.