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St. Johuibnry, Vt., Thursday, Iee. 30.
A Story of Chriatmai Eve.
Written by Daiit Wttley for the Caledonian.
"Come Ned, lo cat off that terribly
sober face and talk with me. Now do
gay you will go home with me aid
8iend Christmas. I don't suppose
Nellie would ever forgive me if I were
not at home Christmas eve. The class
which are to graduate in June gives a
concert that evening. I say Ned, wont
you as much as look at a fellow 7"
Harry Carter and Ned Spencer were
young men who had been college
chums and wi re now in business in tit
same city. Harry w as a lawyer and
Ned .1 partuer in a wholesale dry good
house. I hev were both live youn
mea entering into every work with
energy. They were members of th
same church and in church work were
almost invariably together. Hut there
was this difference, Harry Carter had a
home which contained the loved father
and mother and the darling sister. He
was now troinir home and was anxious
to take his friend with him.
Ned Spencer had no home, his fath
er and mother were both dead anil 1
little eiirht-vears old sister had been
left in the care of an aunt. He knew
not where she was now.
As Harry continued his pleading
Ned replied,
"1 would like to go liomo with you
Harry, but I feel verv lonelv tonight
It is six years since I learned any thing
about my little sister. I would give
much to lind her."
".Now .Ned, will you not ten me
about your sister, we may be able to
work together ami lind her. You have
never told me only that she could not
be found. Where was she when you
last heard from her 1"
"It is a long story, Harry, and one I
do not often speak about, but I will tell
it to you now, for hearing you talk o
coinir home and your sister makes me
feel doubly my loneliness.
"As you know, father died when
was seventeen and when mv sister was
only a few months old. I remainet
with mother a year, and tl;en came
West with father's only brother. Ho
was very wealthy and had list children
and as I was his namesake he became
interested in me. He sent me throug
college and then took me into his store
as clerk, and just before he died I be
came one of the partners. I wen
home every year as long as mother
lived and when she was taken Marion
went to live with an aunt. She was a
very peculiar person, one who was al
ways moving about. I kept writing to
them and for awhile I received a letter
Irom Marion every week, bix years
ago tonight I heard the last I ever
knew about her. I have tried every
way to lind her, but have been unsuc
ceKsful thu.s far. I do not intend to
give up but I don't know what to do
next. Money has not hecn spared in
trying to lind her. Marion was a love
ly child. I remember when I was on
my last visit home, she would stand by
mother and sing so sweetly. I almost
worshipped my baby sister and now
she is lost to me."
.Ned npencer covered his lace and
wept bitterly, he seemed so alone in
the world. This friend sat looking at
him his heart full of pity and then said,
" I hank you tor telling me, and now
Ned you just come home with nie
spend Christmas and I will then try
and help you in your search. Who
knows but our united efforts may
bring success T We will pray for it,
any way. I must start tonight for you
know it is several days travel and Nel
lie writes if I fail to reach there in time
to hear her dearest friend sing at the
concert, she will never forgive me, or
she thinks she wont."
Ned Spencer arose wearily from his
chair and said, "I might as well go
but I am almost too blue to be compa
ny for any one. However, I will meet
you at the station."
In a short time the two friends were
being rapidly whirled toward the East
to a home where loved ones were wait
ing for them.
Harry Carter's home was one of lux
ury as you would notice at a glance
were you to look in upon it this even
ing of the 2;Jd of December. A lady
and gentleman are seated in large easy
chairs; the gentleman at once would
be recogui.eil as Hariy's father, a fine
looking person with a dignified man
ner which commanded respect. Mrs.
Carter, as she leans back in her chair,
her white hair waving back from her
brow, discloses a face which has such
a sweet, motherly expression you would
love her at once. Curled up on a large
ottaman with her hand resting in her
mother's, is Harry's sister, Nellie. A
blight intelligent girl of eighteen years
of age. She is very much excited and
her mother laughingly suggests that
she stop to breathe.
"But, mamma, you know Marion is
the grandest girl in the whole class,
and I do think it was too mean in Fan
ny Morris to ask her what her dress
was to be that she would wear Christ
mas eve. Marion turned a little pale
but answered just as patiently, 'I
shall have to wear the one I have worn
to church this year, Miss Morris. It
will do nicely I think.' Fanny does
not know half that Marion does, but
she is rich and can have a new dress
any time. You know, mamma, the
girls in our class nearly all wanted to
dress in white, but Marion did not feel
that she could afford to get a new
dress now, so of course the vote was
not carried, 'as it would not do to have
an odd one,' Fanny said. I did pity
Marion, they said such hateful things."
"1 am very glad the vote was not
carried, little daughter, for I could not
have allowed you to dress in white on
such a cold chilly night as December
usually has. It would have been you
lustead of .Marion that made the
trouble. I am sorry the girls cannot
realize what a grand girl she is. There
are but few that would have worked
their way through school as she has,
not a relative living that she knows of,
l ri i
winie you nave your parents, and a
devoted brother who is coming hun
ureus oi nines at una time ot the year
to please his little sister, lou know
Hal did not intend to come before
spring, but 3 our pleading caused him
to change his plans."
"I know it, the darling old boy, I do
wish he would hurry and come I want
to see him this minute."
Hardly had 6he ceased speaking
when a sharp peal of the bell sent her
to the door, and she was immediately
clasped in her brother's arms.
Mr. Carter came to the door saying,
"Well, well, my boy, you took us by
surprise. We did not look for you be
fore tomorrow morning. Hut we are
glad to see you home."
Harry hastily introduced his friend
to his father and then said, "Ned, this
is my mother, the dearest one a boy
could have, and, mother dear, this is
Ned, my true fiiend. You will just
have to call him your other boy, for I
tell you we are inseparable."
Mrs. Carter turned to Ned Spencer,
whose eyes had filled with tears as he
gazed at her sweet face and patting out
her hand she said, "I am very glad to
welcome my other boy," and "she kiss
ed me, just as she did Harry," Ned
said to himself.
"Now, Nellie," said Harry, "here is
your other big brother, and I don't be
lieve yoa can order him about as you
do me. You have my sympathy Ned,
if Nellie tries any of her ideas on you.
We probably will have to be martyrs
for the next week, doing that young
ladies' bidding. But, Nell, where is
that wonderful friend of yours that I
came from California to hear sing.
Will I have to talk French or Latin, or
can I address her in my native tongue?"
"Now, Hal Carter, you wont talk
that way when you see her; Bhe is
magnificent! She has worked her way
through school so far, and she has had
to work, too. She has no home and is
very poor, but is just as sweet as can
be ; she is to be valedictorian at com
mencement in June, and is a lovely
singer; she has worked nights on her
studies to be able to give more time to
her music ; she is a perfectly grand
girl, and if you two don't just admire
her courage and work as well as beauty
I believe I will. well. I don't know
what I won't do."
"Well, Ned, we have Nellie's opin
ion of her friend and I presume it i
"It is," my boys, said Mrs. Carter. "I
am almost as delighted with Marion as
Nellie, she is a very winning young la
dy. Hut now you had better retire
for you must be tired and Nellie wil
no doubt, demand your aid tomorrow."
Christmas eve ! I he hall in the city
of Rochester was brilliantly lighted
and Christmas decorations were abun
dant. The hall was rapidly filling witl
those attending the conceit when Mr
Carter and his party entered. Their
seats were in a very desirable part of
the hall. 1 lie concert soon opened
with a brilliant musical selection fine
ly executed by two young ladies. At
the fifth number Nellie appeared. She
looked very girlish in her simple sui
of brown with a cluster of cream roses
in her belt ; her song was a simple bal
lad and she sang it with a sweet bu
not heavy voice.
Ned turned to Harry and said, "She
is a sister to be proud of," and then he
thought of his lost sister.
"that is so, JNcd, but what comes
next, I have lost my programme."
Ned pulled his from his pocket and
said as he glanced at it, "A recitation
by Oh, Harry ! It must be just look!"
Ned Spencer looked like a piece of
marble as Harry took the programme
from him. I he reciter was Miss Marion
Spencer, and he instinctively though
of Ned's lost sister, as he whispered
"It must be, Ned, but for mercy sake
don't look so !"
On came the speaker, a tall, graceful
young lady with a thoughtful face
She was dressed in a plain suit of dark
garnet, the only ornament being
half-open rose with its leaves fastening
the lace at her throat. She looked at
no one but commenced that beautifu!
"Backward, turn backward, Oh time in your flight
Make me a child again just for tonight
It was not a Christmas poem, but
she held the vast company spell bound,
for she seemed to forget everything
only the longing for home and mother
As she left the platform perfect quiet
reigned for a few seconds, then round
after round of applause burst forth.
t rom the first Ned Spencer had
buried his face in his hands and sat
motionless. At its close he would have
left the room in search of her, but his
friend said, "She is to sing again in
few minutes, please try and wait."
When Marion once more appeared
she was greeted with applause. It
was evident that she was the favorite
in spite ot the dress which had done
duty many times before. Her voice
was clear and sweet as she sang her
Christmas song. The audience seemed
determined to recall her but she re
When Mr. Carter's family reached
their home, Nellie could hardly lay
aside her wrappings before Bhe said.
isn't it just wonderful! When Marion
came from singing, she asked me what
the name of my brother's friend was :
she said there was something strange
ly familiar about his ej'es. That it re
minded her of some one connected
with her childhood, and she caught
my arm in an excited way and said.
'Nellie, if my brother Ned were alive I
should think it were he, but he must
be dead, it was so long that auntie did
not hear from him before she died.'
I said, 'Why, Marion, my brother's
friend is Ned Spencer, how strange '. I
never thought before that your names
were the same.' Just as I said that,
the door opened (we were in one of the
OOID8 oft the hall) and Mr. Spencer
came in. llo went straight to Marion
and said with his voice all trembling-.
My little sister Marion!' and he just
put his arms around her. I came away
ind left them, but Marion's eyes were
shining like stars. Oh. is it not too
good to be true to think now her hard
lays are over, for brother Hal tells me
his friend is very wealthy. I don't be-
leve 1 will sleep a bit tonight. I do
want to see Marion and hear the whole
story. Hut, mamma, she will go away
and what will I do without her?"
"Well, my little girl, don't think-
about that; only remember how happy
she is with her brother. Now run off
to bed my darling."
As Nellie goes to her room the
Christmas chimes peal forth their mu
sic. Marion and her brother are list
ening to the same sounds as they bid
each other good night.
"les, my darling sister," Ned is say-
ng, "It is 'peace on earth, good will to
men. It is peace with me lor 1 have
found my Marion ; no more hard times
as you have endured, tor von have
our brother to help you. Thank God,
my sister, we have found one another.
ow I must ro for I am keepinc Mr.
Carter's people up, but I will be with
you early in the morning." And with
good night kiss he passed rapidly
down the street and Marion went to
her room singing lightly the refrain,
"Peace on earth, good will to men."
December Magazines.
The December numbers of the In
terstate publishing company, Boston,
are attractive and entertaining, care
fully compiled and well illustrated.
Their publications include the Gram
mar School, the Primary Monthly and
the Monthly Primer. They furnish
just such reading as can best supple
ment the work of the school room.
The Christmas number of the Home
Maker, the third of that invaluable
magazine for housekeepers, is the best
thus far offered to the public and full
of richly-illustiated stories besides
hints and suggestions to the housewife.
Marion Harland's third instalment of
old Virginia homesteads takes us to
Shirley, while Alexander Black's sec
ond article on amateur photography
contains illustrations that are real
works of art. The useful articles for
the home-makers include "Cheap Liv
ing in Cities," "Pet-Lore for Pet-Lovers,"
Christmas recipes, etc. For sale
at F. O. Clark's for 20 cents or $2.00 a
Thomas Longcake, Jr., of Frankford,
Pa., recently had portions of two of his
ribs, which were diseased, removed by
a surgical operation, which promises
to be a complete success, as the patient
is doing finely and is greatly improved
in health.
Rev. Howard A. Bridgman, in Congregationahst.
The histor3' of the dealings of the
United States government with the In
dians comprises far more of wrong than
has ever found its way into print
Helen Hunt Jackson's Century of Dis
honor is but the liftiug of a single veil
from a portion of the humiliating spec
tacle. The time has come when it is
both safe and right to speak plainly
and calmly respecting a grievous injus
tice done by the government not d
rectly to the Indians, but to one who
labored heart and soul four years for
their welfare.
In 1874. Joseph C. Hridcman of
Springfield, Mass., for many years an
honored bookseller of that city, was
appointed by President Grant, at the
recommendation ot the American Mis
sionary Association, Indian Agent for
the three tribes in Upper Wisconsin,
known as' the Stockbridges, the Me
nominees and the uneidas. with his
headquarters at his own request, at
Keshena on the Reservation. His pred
ecessors had had their headquarters at
Green Bay, fifty miles away. I? or lour
years he administered his duties to the
satisfaction ot the Indians, and with
apparent acceptance to the Indian de
partment. Business methods, econo
my, sasracitv and attention to details
marked the conduct of the affairs of the
agency. Himself a warm-hearted
Christian, Mr. Bridgman gathered
around his own family Christian men
to serve respectively as teacher, car
penter, blacksmith, farmer physician
and storekeeper, h rom this little col
ony of white people, in the heart of the
Menominee reservation, went forth
wholesome educatioual and Christian
influences, which little by little were
leavening the entire Indian population
The red men respected tneir agent,
trusted him many of them loved him
Meanwhile trouble was brewing
The Wisconsin timber ring and the
politicians had no use for a man of Mr.
Hridgman's character. Almost his first
act on coming to his post was the de
feat of an attempt to make the Indians
believe that outside help was necessary
in order to secure the payment of cer
tain moneys pledged them for lands.
Had no obstacle been interposed by
him, the Indians by that single, under
handed scheme would have been cheat
ed out of tens of thousands of dollars
He soon incurred the hostility of the
trading firm at the entrance ot the res
ervation bv ironic to the larjier cities
for supplies, withholding his trade from
the local house only because he was
thus able to buy goods twenty-five per
cent, cheaper,
During his administration Mr
Hridgman was obliged to prosecute a
number of men who preyed upon the
timber beloncrinir to the Indiaus. And
in the eight or ten cases brought be
fore the United States circuit court, he
lost not one. One offender got sixty-
days in jail. Perhaps fifty more cases
were brought on with the distiuct
charge of selling liquor to the Indians,
and here. too. Mr. Bridgman almost
invariably won.. In these various pros
editions, iudirinents amounting to
thousands of dollars were entered
against the defendants,
As the years went on, the opposition
to Mr. Bridgman became more bitter,
while he remained inflexible in his
purpose that neither the government
nor the Indians should be fleeced out
of one dollar by the whisky-drinking,
selfish, unscrupulous timber thieves
who hang on the bouders ot every In
dian reservation. Anonymous letters
came to hi in, threatening his live, and,
in one instance, a bribe of fcoOO was of
fered him to allow a certain unjustifia
ble claim against the Indiaus.
Finally political machinations prov
ed too strong, and, at the expiration of
Mr. Hridgman's term ol service in loLJ,
the Wisconsin ring brought such in
fluence to bear at Washington, that he
failed to secure a reappointment. In
his placo was set a man who, both in
administrative ability and in private
life, was, to put it mildly, leagues be
low the man who had to make way for
him. At the same time, reports of Mr.
Hridgman's defeat were telegraphed all
over the country, and with them, in
some instances, were coupled malig
nant statements taken from one or two
local papers respecting malfeasance in
office and his personal character. "We
will now root out that Christian com
mission nest at Ivesheua, said one of
his most active opponents.
Naturally enough Mr. Bridgman and
lis friends demanded vindication.
During his administration, the agency
had been visited, as was the custom,
by several inspectors, who uniformly
praised its management. One inspec
tor declared that of the sixty agencies
le had visited, but one was equal, and
none were superior, to this agency.
As Mr. Hridgman's term of office wTas
drawing to its close, an inspector, who
had before reported favorably concern
ng the conduct of affairs at Ivesheua,
was told to return thither "and find
evidence to convict Hridgman of ras
calitv," with an intimation that Mr.
Hndgmau s placo was wanted by
another man. The inspector would
not bo a partner to such an ex-jparte
examination, and subsequently resign
ed his office ; w hereupon another in
spector was detailed to the work. This
man, prejudiced from the outset,
brought back, nevertheless, a similar
vindication of Mr. Hridgman, to whom
ho remarked when at toe agency,
'This sending me out here to make
you out a rascal is all a farce."
But Indian Commissioner iiayt, ap-
,iarently bent on finding some ground
on which to lustily ins action, and
somehow or other possessed ot a most
bitter antipathy to Mr. Hridgman, sent
this second inspector again with still
more delimte instructions. 1 ins sec
ond visit was after Mr. Hridgman had
left the agency, and by overhauling all
the books and accounts Mr. Bridg
man not being at hand to explain his
procedure in certain technical matters
the inspector was able to make up a
case, hor instance, the inspector rul
ed out explanatory statements from
witnesses, only apparently damaging
evidence being allowed. Mr. Bnd
man's traveling expenses were charged
back to him, because "it was presumed
that he had a free pass," the fact being
that he never used one.
On the strength of this indictment a
criminal suit was brought against Mr.
Bridgman in the Uuited States court
at Milwaukee. The trial lasted five
days, and the jury acquitted him in
seven minutes. The judge and the
district attorney afterwards expressed
their opinion that there was no evi
dence to sustain the allegations of the
Government, and that the suit ought
never to have been brought.
uut air. liiidgiuans troubles were
only just begun. There followed a
long and tedious struggle at Washing
ton to get his accounts closed up, his
bondsmeu released, and the balance
due him on his salary, amounting, in
April, 1879, to $51)5, paid. But the
case had been so misrepresented to one
or two subordinate officials in whose
hands lay its practical settlement, that
no adequate statement of it could be
gotten past them to the heads of the
department, or the influence of those
higher in authority secured to termi
nate the weary waiting. The exertions
of Senator Dawes and Congressman
Robinson, when a republican adminis
tration was in power, and of Capt.
David Hill of Northampton, an infiu-
ential democrat, after Mr. Cleveland
came to the presidency, were in vain
On the contrary, the government took
the offensive, and, claiming a shortage
of $2o3,000in Mr. lindgman's accounts
attached, in 18&2, the property of th
bondsmen. Mr. Hridgman's attorney
J. C. Hammond of Northampton, was
tireless in his ettorts to settle matters
without expensive litigation, but in
January. ISSG. the government brought
Buit in the United States court at Bos
ton against Sidney E. Hridgman of
Northampton and the other sureties
to recover the amount covered by
bond of $30,000.
After an eleven days' trial, a verdict
was rendered for the defendant. Mr,
Hridgman summoned but one witness
Colonel Watkins, the inspector who
would not obey Mr. Hayt's behest. Th
testimony of the witnesses called by
the government thoroughly confirmed
Mr. Bridgman s integrity. Subsequen
letters to the department at Washing
ton from the Bostou prosecuting attor
ney represented him as believing that
there was no ground for further pre
tense that the government ever lost
one dollar by reason of anything Mr,
Hridgman ever did, or ever omitted to
Even after all this, he was informed
that the government proposed to ap
peal the case, but at the expiration o
the two years allowed for such action
no move having been made, judgmen
was rendered against the United States
in favor of Mr. Hridgman aud hi
bondsmen, showing that nothing was
This ended the suit for the recovery
ot SoJ.OOO. Another suit covering
similar claims, but for a smaller
amount, under another bond whicl
Mr. Hndgmau had been obliged to
give, has inst been abandoued by the
government. Such action was taken
no, doubt, from a full knowledge of
the facts, communicated by ex-Mayor
Prince of Hostou, of the Indian Rights
Association. Ho made representation
to the new district attorney, Mr. Gal
viu, of the hardships of Mr. Hridgman's
position and that of his sureties, and
after correspondence with Washington
directions came about live weeks Jigo
to discontinue the suit.
It should be stated that immediately
after the verdict in January, 188G, offer
was made on the part of the govern
ment to compromise the case, provid
ed Mr. Hridgman would pay the ex
penses of the trial, and relinquish his
claim tor his salary. Refusing to do
this, he was approached with a second
oner for release, provided he would
pay only the nominal damages ot one
dollar, with the relinquishment of his
unpaid salary, which salary was at the
rate of $1500 a year. But Mr. Bridg
man's sureties refused to consent to
auything which would by implication
leave a stain on his fair name.
So the end of this thorny and tortu
ous way lias been reached. 1 he re
lease is welcome but it comes very tar
dily. It cannot blot out the memory
of these ten years of persecution. It
cannot bring back to life two of the
bondsmen whose death, it is felt, was
hastened by their anxiety over the
case. It brings no compensation for
the thousands of dollars paid out by
Mr. Hridgman's sureties in lawyers'
fees and in negotiations at Washing
ton. It does not atone for the untold
suffering experienced by him and his
friends. It is worth everything, to be
sure, that Ins honesty has been vindi
cated, though ho is poor today, and
that, too, with the government owing
hun nearly $000 withheld nine years
But it cannot be wondered at that his
rejoicing aud that of his friends is tem
pered by a smarting sense of the in
justice done them. Who could believe
that a great, free government like ours
could thus treat its faithful servant,
and repay lour years ot hard service
for the Indians by ten years of wrong
like tins? Behold the power of an
Indian ring !
She had Come to Stay.
Householders will appreciate this
story: A charming old lady, worth
her millions, caned at a carpenter shop
the other day, bearing in her hand a
neat little basket. "Have you a com
fortable chair in the shop ?" she asked
of the carpenter. "A comfortable
chair?" he repeated, doubtfully.
"Yes," she sweetly said : "I have come
to stay until you have a man ready to
go back to my house with mo, and do
the work that you have been promis
ing to do for three weeks. I havo
brought my luncheon aud a book; and
if you haven't a comfortable chair I'll
have the carriage cushions brought in.
I'm going to stay right here until I get
that mau." The carpenter hastened to
say that he could go right off just as
well as not, and the old lady carried
him off in triumph.
He Struck a .Bargain.
Froin, Life.
Old Mrs. Bentley Josiah, there
conies a shabby looking old man with
a bundle on his back, and I think we
ought to do something for him.
Old Mr. Bentley I ni willing, Maria.
Old Mrs. Hentley I say, old man, if
you'll come into the house I may be
iiblo to find some decent clothing lor
Old man (gratefully) Thank you,
Old Mis. Bentley (in the house)
Now there's a lot of cast-oft' clothing
that my husband doesn't want.
Old man (examining the lot careful
ly) Veil, I gif you tree dollar fur the
lot, und, so help me, not von cent
Old Mrs. Hentley Hut, sir, I want
to give you the clothing.
Old man (looks over the lot "again,
very carefully) Yell, I tell you vot I
do, I dake em.
milkman) "I'll
have to
isk you to chalk it up." Milkman
(abstractedly) "Oh that's all been at
tended to oh er beg your pardon ;
certainly, take your own time."
A boy in Rochester, N. Y., got his
lather to drop a nickel in the slot to
"find out how old you are." The boy
quietly slid out of the room as the card
bearing the inscription, "Old enough
to know better," appeared.
Patient My lungs are badly affect
ed, doctor, and I have been told that
whisky is good for my case. What
d'ye think ? Doctor (thoughtfully)
Whisky is good lor consumption, but
not for the lungs. Lowell Citizen.
"There is one characteristic which
you Americans have that I have never
been able to account for, remarked
the English traveller, as he began to
thaw. "Why do you always reply to
a question by asking another?" "Do
we T ' innocently responded the Yan
kee. Judge.
A man who is owing us a little bill
said he would call last week and pay
us if he was alive. He still appears on
the street, but as he has not called, it
is naturally supposed that he is dead
and is walking around to save funeral
expenses. Gloucester Advertiser.
Deacon (to oyster dealer) We are
getting up a church festival for Wed
nesday night. What kind of oysters
have you got? Oyster dealer Blue
Points or Saddle Rocks, sir? Deacon
Well, 1 hardly know which to buy.
Oyster dealer Why not take one of I
each, sir t New York Sun.
An old gentleman of 87 and a beau
tiful girl of 16 were about to be mar
ried. As the minister's voice ceased,
and just as the organ was about to peal
forth the wedding march, the officia
ting clergyman, who was a very ab
sent-minded old man, added: "The
children to be baptized will now be
brought forward." New York Sun.
"When does the next train go to
ReadvilleT ' said a stout woman at I
the Park sq. station the other after
noon. "At 4.02," replied Ticket
Agent Tucker in his blandest mauner.
The stout woman grew red. "Four to
what, you fool ?" she roared. And
poor Mr. Tucker had to explain the
railway system ot marking time as I
best he could.
Successors to D. A. CLIFFORD.
C PjHlOlTiOlGlRlAPlllERS )
Opposite Athenaeum, St. Johnsbury.
We arc filling up with
fine assortment of Holiday and
Staple Goods.
Our Fountain Pens and
Gold Pens are equal to any in
the market. Every Den war-
ranted 5 years and Prices rea
St. Johnsbury Illustrated.
A few left. Prices reduced to
$2.25 each. The last call.
Secure one quickly.
81 Eastern Avenue,
St. Johnsbury.
You a sutferer from any of this list of symptoms,
some of which warn yon that yon are liable to an
attack of Apoplexy ! Dizziness or Pressure in the
Head, Spots before Eyes, I'ain around or Palpita-
ion of Heart, Tain in region of Heart with feeling
of sulfation, Ringing sound in Ears, Numbness
or Prickly Sensation of Limbs, especially the Arm.
'a in between Shoulders and in Side, Pain in Small
ol Baok or Hip, Iry Cough, Flatulence, Sour
Stomach, General Debility, Loss of Appetite, &c
an bo cured by purchasing a bottle of ANTI-
Al'OPLKCTINK and taking it acoordiue to
directions. It is strongly endorsod bv the leading
hysicians of Montreal, as "the only" Apoplexy I
preventive, and everywhere regarded as a sure I
cure for Paralysis, Heart Disease, Rheumatism
Angina Pectoris, Chronic Bronchitis, Liver Com
plaint, Kidney aud Bladder Troubles, Sciatica
Dyspepsia, &c, &o. For sale by all druggists
Prico 11.00 a bottle, six bottles for $5.00. Send to
DR. F. S. HUTCHINSON & CO., Euosburgh Falls
Vt., TJ. S. A., for circulars and testimonials. "100 I
Emergencies" price 15 cents, mailed free to the!
readers of this paper. Tells what to do in saso
ot accident, and what may be the result of being
tap 89 1
Mies Use Peerless Dyes,
I)o Your Own Dyeing:, at Home.
They will dye everything. They are sold every
where. Price 10c. a package. They have no equal
for Strength, Brightness, Amount in Packages or
tor fastness ot Color, or nnu-fadiug (juahtios.
They do not crock or smut; 40 colors. .For sale by
o. ts. cutting, west (Jonaord, Vt. tsuuiarsa
Florida Oranges.
I have now "rowing and ripening on ray "Jessa
mine" Orange Grove at Pomona, Putnam County,
Florida, 70 miles from Jacksonville,
From 300 to 500 Boxes of as Good
Oranges as eyer came
out of Florida.
I want to sell them in this vicinity, and in order
to do so shall have to sell" as low as any one. I
have begun to receive them, and expect to contin
ue to receive them from now to next April. They
will be tor sale at our store on Eastern Avenue,
E. T. &. H. K. IDE, by the box, half box, dozen
or single orange. The QUALITY this year is
reported to be VERY GOOD.
The standard box is twelve inches square and
23 inches lung. The number ot oranges in a box
varies from 123 to 3-25, according to site of oranges
No Other Fruit Good for Invalids
as Oranges.
Retailed at Wholesale Prices
For 30 days at L. D. STILES,
St. Johnsbury Centra.
50 styles of silk, worsted
25c. to 4.00.
Warm fleece-lined, with or without fur tops, spring wrists,
elastic wrists, and patent fasteners. Beaver gauntlet gloves,
Fur collars and cuffs for coats, fur caps from 75c. to 14.00,
silk handkerchiefs, all the late
plain. Neckties, silk, satin and brocaded velvet.
Elegant new stock of
From 1.75 to .7.00.
Satin suspenders for embroidery, English club bags from
1.25 to 8.00. The new cloth-side Harvard bag.
Come early and avoid the rush.
Opp. St. Johnsbury House, St. Johnsbury, Vt.
fjicn Gift Goods.
We are now ready with the
largest assortment of fine
goods we have ever shown
If you want a Diamond Ring,
Stud, Lace Pin, Cuff Buttons,
Collar Button, or a pair of
Ear Drops, remember we have
them always in stock. The
largest stock of WATCHES
ever shown in this section,
and the lowest prices. French
clocks, from $12 to $40 each.
Solid silver and silver plated
ware. All the new designs
just out. A large variety of
gift books, albums, fine leather
goods, etc. Also a fine line
of Silk Umbrellas, either gold
or silver handles. No charge
for engraving name on same.
Come in and see what we
have whether you buy or not.
49 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt.
stale Lean ai Trust Co.
Choice SIX and SEVEN per cent. Loans negoti
ated and GUARANTEED. Correspondence so
licited. These Loans are secured by improved
tarms in IOWA, which are personally examined by
the ottisers ot the Company.
Debenture Company
In pieces of $100, $500 and $100. Secured by
Of Real Estate. Refer by permission to Colonel
Franklin Fairbanks of St. Jobnsbury.
For sale at the Company's Office, 50 Stat Street,
Boston. Mass.. Haspital Lite Insurance Company
Building, or by J. C. CLASK, Esq., First National
Bank at. Jobnsbury
SAMUEL N. BliOWH, Pres't.
GEO. MAY. Treasurer,
Formerly Cashier First National Bank,
tApr at. Jvhnsbury.
and Cashmere face shawls from
styles, both hem-stitched and
Natioaal Installment Bonds.
Endowment Insurance
Giviner a stated cash value
at end of two years. The
new feature of the National
Life, making a
on ordinary Life
after three years,
makes the
Cheapest and Most Convenient
Life Insurance sold anywhere.
Call and See the New Life Policy.
General Insurance Agents,
7. M. C. A. Building, 113 Eastern A v.
giisinrss ard.
w. L. haul, m. d.
Office with Dr. G. B. Bollard, St. Johnsbnry, Vt
Office over A. 1. Howell's.
Office hours 9 to 10 a. m. and 1 to 2 and 7 to 8 p. iu.
Piping and Steam Engine Repairing.
Manufacturers Board Mills. Jobbing a Specialty
Mill Street, St. Johnsbury.
Studio Music Hall HutMing.
Instructor in all branches ot Art. China Iero
rating and Firing a specialty.
Otliee over Bingham's Drug Store.
(Successor to Howard & Kowcll.)
Watches, Jewelry, 1 Cooks and Stationer.;,
Cor. Main St. aud Eastern Avenue., St Johushuiy
linker ami Confectioner,
Main Street, St. Johnsbury Vt.
I'liysiciau and Sur;eiii, - - IVarliam, Vt
Also Notary l'ublic.
Surgeon Ieutit,
Union Block, Slain St., St. Jolmsliui v, Vi.
Main St., Opp. I'osl Ollice, - St. tloliuslmry.
Koom I, Union Block, St. Johnsbury, Vt.
WaU-li maker and Jeweler,
Flue Watch Work a Specially.
53 .Eastern Avenue, - St. Johnsbury, I.
Private instruction iriveii in voice buililin- .ml
the art ol siu;iu;. Koom in Music Hull Block.
Proprietor ot laillock Iron Works,
St. Johusbury. Jobbing done to ortlcr.
Dealer iu
All Kinds ot General Merchandise,
Portland Street, ..... St. JoIiiinIiui n .
S. T. BROOKS, M. D.,
Practicing I'bysician and Surgeon,
Otlice at residence, opp. Bakery, St. Johnsbury.
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Carriages and Carriage Stock,
Cor. Portland and It. 11. Sts., St. JobiiHluiry.
Druggist anil Pharmacist,
5 Bauk Bl'k, Main Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt.
Caledonian Block, up stairs, St. Johnshury,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law
Over Savings Bauk, Main St., St. Johnsbury.
G. W. & G. C. CAHOON,
Counselors at Law,
Lyndon aud Lyndon ville, Vermont.
Office at Kesidi'iise, Lyndon.
Office iu Fletcher's Block, Lyudonville.
North Danville, Vt.
The Must Wondi-rfiil Family
Remedy Ever
I'CTJRES Diphtheria. Croup. Asthma. Bron
chitis, Neuralgia, Rheumatism, Blcediu-; at the
Lungs, Hoarseness, Influenza, Hacking t ouli.
Whooping Couuh, Catarrh, Cholera Morbus, Dys
entery, Cnrouio Diarrlnea, Kidney troubles.
Spinal Diseases, Sciatica, Lame Back, l.aineneMs
and Soreness in Body or Limbs. Circulars tree.
Positively cure Constipation, Sio.k-Headacho, BiliJ
ousiioss,, aud all Liver and Bowel C omplaints.
Blood Poison, and Skin Diseases. (One Pill a
Done). For Female Complaints these Pills liavo
no eoual. If all who read this will send their ad -
drwss on a postal Ihev shall receive FREE by mail
advice lor which they will always be thankful.
One I o Pills by mail 2.r cts. in stamps.
Make Hens Lay.
It is a well-known tact that most of the Horse and
Cattle Powder sold in this country is worthless ;
that Sheridan's Condition Powder is absolutely
pure and very valuahle. Nothing On Earlli Will
Make liens Lay like Sheridan's Condition Powder.
Dose, one teaxpooiiful to each pint of food. Sold
everywhere, or sent by mail for cts. in stamps.
We furnish it in '-i lb. sans, price. 1 1.00. By mail,
tlJ0. Six cans $5.(10, express paid. Very valua
ble Circular Fine.
t Mar 'Hit
C. F.
47 Main St,
Itrown's Itlock.
Photographic Wcaic)
$5.00 to the tirst baby whose picture I nanuot take.
Call anil see the work. Etchings, IleliotyiMS and
Artotypes of a hili order.
Safe Investments.
! Guarantee Strength,
Record of our 18 years business.
16,854 Mortgages negotiated, asgrcjjatin;; it l,7fW,frl 8
o,2 in lorce, " ,3.v,ir.a
9,9P4 " i.aid. " r,.4li).f,M
Interest paid aKareyatinj; 3.Jt5,V5
loiai paid to investor r!,7jG,lM
W e have J, 014 patrons, to whom we can refer.
e do not claim to do the largest, but
the SAFEST biiHincs.
Savings Ieartuient for Small Amounts.
Full information f urnished by
tmar B9 Lawrence. Kansas, or
N.Y. Mnir'r , HENRY DICKINSON, 319 Broadway
The subscriber is prepared to do all kinds ol L'p
bolstering Work, Furniture Repairing, laying car
pets, banging window Shades, picking over hair
Mattresses and general Furniture Repairs.
Opposite Prebytcrian church. Eastern Ave. 7111
We keep a full line ot the latest novelties in
Wedding Cabinets, Embossed Cards with Plain or
Gilt Beveled Edges, Combination Tied Cards
Laced Cards, Invitation Cards, Paer, Envelopes,
etc., etc. Call and see samples
Farm Tor sale or to Kent.
To a eood reliahle person, situated two ...rf
half miles from North Danville Tillage. A cood
place fur an industrious man.
St. Juhoibury, Vt.

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