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COMMENCED AUGUST 8, 1837.
ST. JOHNS 1WUY, VT., THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 1888.
VOLUME 52 NUMBER 2G82.
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TKUMS OK T1IK CALEDONIAN:
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(lu. yrarout of Caledonia and Essex Counties, 2.00
One year in single wrapMT 2.00
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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.

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