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II 1 COMMENCED AUGUST 8, 1837. ST. JOHNSBUHY, VT., THURSDAY, DEC. 27, 1888. VOLUME 52 NUMBER 2G83. I-CBLIHHKD KVRBT HICMnil BT C. M. STONE & CO., Opposite the Athenxnm, St. Johnsbury, Vt. Entered at the rst-oJiee at St. Johnsbury, Tt., at Second-class Maner. TERMS OF THE CALEDONIAN: One year in Caledonia n' Ksex Counties. .l.CO It not paid in advance 2.00 Six months to local subscribers, in advance On, vraront of Caledonia and Essex Counties, 2.00 fAir in iiiktIh -- 2.00 (In advance. Postage paid by Fnblishera.) Clergymen in service, per year l.OO K;wh Sulcriler will find on his paper in con neciion with his name, the date to which lie has paid. No otlier receipt Is necessary. TOWN AND COUNTY NEWS. Weather Kecord. At Bingham's drug store, tor the wee,k ending Dec. 26, iScrt. Highest. Lowest. Thursday. 7 8 Friday, ,3 8 Saturday, 2 12 Suuday, 's fl Monday, 18 Tuesday, 33 Wednesday, 35 A dash f J indicates below zero. BRIEF LOCALS. We wish you all a happy New Year. All the public hcIiooIs open on Monday, January 7. A pension ha Wen granted to Dennis V. Hurbank of St. Johnsbury. The band stand in court bouse square ban been covered for the win ter. The meat firm of II. A. Folsom & Co., Main utreet, in dissolved, William Daniels retiring. It is now feared? that the dedi cation of the Catholic church will have to 1k postponed to the 20th. The New Year opens with a total eclipse of the sun. The eclipse is in visible throughout New England. Nathan French has moved from the old Curtis house on Summer street to William Moore's house on Central street. Kev. Mr. McCartny of Pittsburg will supply the Presby terian pulpit for three months beginning the first Sun day in January. - The Citizens bank has declared a dividend of $2.25 on a share of $75. This represents a semi-annual divi dend of 3 per cent. Charles Locke of East St. Johns bury received a severe kick from a strange horse in Mark Russell's barn on Monday. Mrs. Locke was taken to the Brattleboro asylum this morning. i ry,7 -"T"""1 company had a big S&ho week but not as large as last year. Mail Agent Simp son saj-s that the number of packages this year was considerably less than formerly all along his route. William Kooney has moved from the Shaw house at the head of Summer Btreet to Anthony McCormick's tene ment on Railroad street. M. J. Page has moved from the Ward block to the Walker block. At the farmers' meeting to be held here next week in the discussion on the topic, "Should Vermont farmers raise trotters T' Mr. Winslow will take strong ground against it. If there is anything to be said in favor there will be an opportunity to say it. Officer Ryan arrested Joseph Myers late Christmas eve and on Wednesday he was taken before Justice Worcester and lined $5 and costs for drunken ness. The police report very little in toxication on the holiday, a fact for which all are thankful. It is pretty well understood that a petition is being passed on Railroad street remonstrating against the decis ion of Postmaster General Dickinson as to the final location of our post of fice. It is not true that the petition is headed, ''Private ; use wisely." Rev. John Ward of the Advent church preached at the Free Uaptist church last Sunday as Rev. F. E. Da vison had gone to Manchester with his little boy to have an operation per formed upon his eves. The children's Christmas concert at this church will be held uext Sunday evening. Anchor ice and sticks got into the wheel pit at the pump house last week causing some annoyance. After these obstructions were removed the pump was started up Saturday afternoon when one of the plungers on the big pump broke driving out the cylinder Lead. It took several days to repair the pump. The subject of Rev. Dr. Aubrey's lecture in the Y. M. C. A. course next Thursday evening is "English liberal view of the home rule question." Dr. Aubrey comes to this country at the personal solicitation of Mr. Gladstone to enlighten our people on this vital problem. He is a prominent English statesman and oue who will have something interesting to say. The Lake road begins on a new time table next Monday. The mail tr;iin gets here from the West at 9 MK-k, connecting with the mail train South on the Passu in psic road, and leave fr tUe East at Returning t arrives at St. .f-.l.nsburv at 3.05 and lavft at :j.:a)f connecting with the "otareal express for the North. Go ebt the mixed train leaves at 7 " "truing at 9.15 p. m. PERSONAL MKNTIOX. Ed. Farnsworth, the telephone clerk, is quite sick. Albert L. Farwell spent Christmas at his home in Sherbrooke. Congressman Grout is home again through the holiday recess at Wash ington. Miss Wei then M. Glines has been visiting her friend, Mrs. P. K. Gleed of Morrisville. Arthur R. Brooks of Olcott and Fred II. Brooks of Worcester spent Christ mas at the old homestead. Edward II. Ross is in the Passump sic Savings bank during the vacation of Dartmouth medical college. Owen II. Gates of Union theological seminary, Neiv York city, is spending the holidays at his old home in this place. Mrs. II. C. Bates, who has been stop ping in Montpelier since Legislatuie closed, returned to St. Johnsbury Mon day. D. A. Morrison was called this week to Manchester, N. II., to attend the fu neral of his brother, the Hon. G. W. Morrison. Mrs. S. T. Brooks and son, Frank Brooks, are at Plymouth today to at tend the wedding of Col. Henry C. Hastings and Miss Belle M. King. William T. Abbott, George E. Min er, John C. Ross, Irving Sanborn, Frank Trull and Herbert J. Willard are back from Dartmouth college. Frank II. Waterman of the class of 84 at the Academy has left the Mason ic Mutual Life Insurance company, at Grand Rapids, Mich., and is now book keeper for one of the leading lumber firms iu Minneapolis. Mr. and Mrs. William II. Horton w ho have been spending some months with their son in Montreal have returned to this place and to their new home at the foot of Summer street. Mrs. Horton is slowly improving from the effects of her fall a year ago. Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Miles and Mrs. II. II. Wheeler went to Montpelier Christmas to attend the wedding of their neice, Hattie Norn's, who was married to T. R. Gordon, a lawyer of that town. Miss Norris is daughter of the late Samuel Norris of St. Johnsbury Centre. Rev. Dr. Arthur Little of the New England Congregational church at Chicago has accepted a call to a leading Congregational church at Dorchester, Mass. Dr. Little was chaplain of the 1 1 tit Vermont regiment and a few summers ago preached very accepta bly for several Sabbaths at the North church. Gen. Roger A. Pryor of New York city, who was interested in a court case here Friday, is a man of about 70 and one of the leading lawyers of the present time. Ho has figured in the Beecher trial, the final appeal of the Chicago anarchists to the United States supreme court, the liell tele phone cases and others as famous as these. A Change In Mileage Tickets. Boston & Maine or Boston & Low ell mileage tickets will not be accepted on the Lake road after Jan. 15, but new ones will be issued at the usual price for this rond only. Old mileage tickets can be redeemed at Boston, St. Johnsbury, Hyde Park and Morrisville. A Green Christmas. Chiistmas day was one of the quiet est of the year and aside from family reunions and services in several of the churches there was absolutely nothing going on. The weather was so mild as to make the day seem like Fast day and all prospect of the customary sleigh ride was destroyed early in the week. Notwithstanding the weather the local merchants report a brisk trade throughout the week. Two Men Drop with an Elevator. The freight elevator in Silas Mastin's department at the scale works fell Wednesday morning giving the pas sengers, John Henry and Justus F. Shedd, a thorough scare and several bruises. The men started with a heavy load of scales at the top floor and at a distance of about 20 feet from the bot tom the chain broke letting everything down with a crash. Mr. Shedd was cut about the chin while his compan ion escaped with a severe shaking up. Penniman-Lcwls. Homer N. Penniman of this place and Clara M. Lewis were married at the home of the bride's mother in Hard wick, Christmas day by Rev. A. B. Blake. Tin y are to reside here on Mt. Pleasant slu t 1, Mr. Penniman's father having purchased a house and fitted it up for them. Among the many pies ents received wi re two elegant chairs and an oil painting from Mr. Penni man's customers here whom he has served so well for the past 10 years. They have the good wishes of all their acquaintances. Village Meeting Tonight. The meeting tonight to see if the vil lage w ill endorse action of trustees in their electric lighting scheme promises to be of more than ordinary interest to the taxpayers. The ring has had sev eral meetings, is well organized and has its plans and motions all matured, from the man selected for moderator to the man who "seconds the motion." Meanwhile Judge Ross has arrived home and will doubtless be present and have something to say altout that in junction. It is reported on the street that responsible parties will be present with offers to light the streets better and cheaper than the Thomson -Houston offer. RECENT DEATHS. Albert 8. Wood Itea at Sea. Wood. A telegram received by Ly man P. Wood last Sunday evening an pounced the death of his brother Albei t at -sea, between Costa Rica and Ha vana, on Dec. IS. The first news of this sad intelligence was received by the mother, Mrs. L. P. Wood, and her oldest son, Walter, who were in New York awaiting the arrival of the steamer. Mr. Wood had been absent some weeks on a business trip to Pana ma and the West Indies and expected to reach New York in season to spend Christmas with his friends in St. Johns bury. A letter from the captain of the steamer "Dee" states that Mr. Wood took the steamer at Kingston, Jamai ca, on Dec. Gth and was in apparently good health until the 12th. He was then siezed with violent headaches ac companied by a high fever and other unfavorable symptoms and died on the evening of the B3th quietly and with out any apparent suffering. The steamer surgeon called it a case of acute malarial fever. He had no friends on the steamer, except the many that were attracted to him on the voyage, and the burial took place on the fol lowing morning "with only a cross on the map to mark his tomb." Albei t S. Wood was the second son of Mrs. L. P. Wood and though never a long resident of this town he had made many friends in his numerous visits home. He was 21 years old and had been in business for several years. He was a young man of rare promise and loved by all who knew him. The sad circumstances attending his death and the abseuce of home friends through his sickness and burial makes the case a peculiarly sad one. The family have the heartfelt sympathy of a large circle of friends in many other places where ho was known and loved besides St. Johnsbury. Chamberlin. Mrs. Elery Chamhcr 1 i 11 died at her home at Paddock vil lage Thursday evening, under peculiar ly trying circumstances. She had been preparing through the day for a little birthday party of family friends to cel ebrate her son's 25th anniversary. About four o'clock she complained to her youngest daughter of pain in her stomach. She grew rapidly worse and before her daughter could get her un dressed for bed she was comparatively helpless. The son coming homo at this time went at once for a doctor. Meanwhile Mrs. Chamberlin vomited profusely ami grew cold. Warm drinks were administered and mustard applications over the stomach, but all to no purpose. She seemed perfectly conscious and wnen askeu oy ner daughter if she did not think she was dying, replied in the negative; but she passed away between 5 and 6 o'clock, before a physician arrived or her son had returned. Mrs. Chamberlin had been a vigorous, hard-working woman all her life and was in usual health the day she died. Physicians attribute her death to either apoplexy or heart disease. She leaves a husband and three children Marion, Adah and William. Her maiden name was Martha Rollins and she came herefrom Concord, N. II., 25 years ago. She had been a member of tho North Congre gational church for the past 17 years. Steak. Mrs. S. M. Spear died last Sunday in her 84th year at the home of her son-in-law, Rev. E. T. Sand ford. She was born in Appleton, Maine, and lived for many years in Warren in the same state where her remains were taken for burial on Monday. She had lived hero but a few years, devoting herself to the care of her daughter, Mrs. Sandford, who died last June. Mrs. Spear was in comparative good health until a short time before her death. Dickinson. David C. Dickinson, who died at St. Johnsbury Centre on the 5th inst., was the son of the late Rev. L. C. Dickinson .and a prominent Methodist in this section. He was born in Woodstock in 1853 and in 1871 he became an active member of the Bellows Falls church. He had taught music in Boston, Littleton and else where and in 1884 he accepted the po sition as vocal teacher in the Vermont Methodist seminary at Montpelier; was also leader of the Methodist church choir and remained there two years. He leaves a mother and two sisters, Mrs. Geo. Kelley of Littleton, N. II., and Mrs. Amos Scott of St. Johnsburv Music at Newport. The Orleans county musical associa tion will hold a convention at New port Jan. 8 11, with II. G. Blaisdell, conductor; Mrs. Shepard, pianist, aud Daisy Hoyt, reader. Among the so loists appear the names of Harry May, C. S. Conant, Misses Alice Esty and Lillian Smith of Boston. Blaisdell's quintette club also appears. Half fare on the railroad north of Wells River. Annual Village Meeting. The call is posted for the annual village meeting on Wednesday, Jan 2, warning all voters to meet in the Town hall at I o'clock to act upon these articles : To elect these officers for the ensuing year, president, clerk tax collector, five trustees, seveu fin wardens aud three auditors; to raise money for current expenses and inter est on the funded debt due in 18d9; to transact any other business that can legally come before the meeting. Our village meetings have usually been very interesting and it behooves al voters to attend this which promises to be a very important one. CHRISTMAS OBSERVANCE. Several of the churches held appro priate Christmas services last Sunday while others will not observe the day until next Sunday. At the Methodist Church At the Methodist church the child ren gave a concert Sunday evening which' was largelj- attended by the parents and friends of the participants The little folks rendered their recita tions and songs in a very creditable manner eliciting much admiration and praise from the audience. Rev. T. P. Frost followed with a short address in which he urged that the story of the Christ-child should be made as real as possible to the children. The myth Santa Clans had better be shipped to Tarshish ; Christians have no need of him. ' Let the children bo taught that the gifts come from the hand 'of the Lord. Supt. A. L. Bailey congratulat ed the children on their highly success ful concert, and said that instead of having a tree with presents for every body the experiment would be tried this year of giving where a gift was not expected in return and a collection would be taken to provide new singing books for the Sunday school. The boxes were passed by three little girls and $9 raised for this purpose. At the IVortU Church There was an appropriate and beau tiful religious service on Chi istmas eve commemorative of tho One who was born on Christmas day. The chapel was illuminated by the candles from two evergreen trees. The musical part of the service included a solo by E. A. Silsby and songs by the choir. The pastor spoke of the meaning of the day to Christians and tho church, how Christ was the light of world, and how it was the duty of the church members to carry the light of the gos pel to all people. At tho close of this rief service the audience exchanged 1 olid ay greetings with one another. Christmas will bo further observed it the North church next Sabbath at he different services. The musical program of the morning is: relndo. Christinas Pastoral. Mcrko.l Anthem. Ambrose Dndley Buck Handel 'hristnias Hymn. ostlude. From the Messiah. The Sunday school concert conies in the evening together with this musical nograni : 1 elude. March from Solcnncllc. Lo Naiero Anthem. Dudley Buck istlude. Festival March. Smart At tike South Church. Worshippers at this church fouud the beautiful memorial windows in, when they came to church on Sunday. Pile one on the north side nearest the ul pit, in memory of J. K. Colby, has a Latin inscription for the central fig ure with a crown above and a cross below. Opposite this is one presented by the Sunday school in memory of Ephraim Jewett and his wife. The central design here is the Holy Bible. The window in memory of Joseph P. Fairbanks and wife contains a figure of St. John, robed in green. The win dow opposite, on the south side, in memory of Thaddeus Fairbanks and wife, contains a figure of St. Paul, rob ed in red. The service Sunday evening was a Christmas exercise rendered by the Sundav school. The pastor followed with brief and appropriate remarks. On Christmas eve the children of the school were handsomely entertained tt the home of their superintendent, 'rof. Henry Fairbanks, over 200 gath ering there for a social evening. At the Presbyterian Church. Though without a pastor this church lad a very pleasant Christmas service and tree on Christmas night. The members of the Sunday school partici- tated in the exercises with recitations and songs that were all well rendered. The children were all made vory hap py with candy bags and other gifts from the brilliantly-lighted tree. There was a large attendance at the exercises. At the Episcopal Church. lne usual (Jiiristmas service was omitted at this church this year as no rector could be secured for the occa sion. I lie lestivities on Christmas eve were in the society's room in Music hall which was handsomely decorated with Chinese lanterns. Santa Claus was on hand with his gifts for the children and a supper was served. It was entirely a church a Hair and large ly attended. At the Universal 1st Church. Here the children of the Suuday school and their many friends made merry on Christmas night. A Christ mas tree made the festivities complete besides making the children very hap py with its presents. The "bell party' on Saturday evening was a great sue cess. At the Catholic Church. One of the bells of the chimes was moved into the new church before Christmas and rang forth Tuesday in its new position. All the services of the day were held in the old church and were largely attended, especially midnight mass. The musical program at the services was of a high order. Y. 31. C. A. Notes. Those who desire to purchase any of the hymn books used in the Christian Workers conference may do so by call ing at the secretary's office. The price is 25 cents per copy. The meeting for men Sunday at 4 p m. in the Association hall will be con ducted by George II. Hale of St. Johns bury, now a student at Amherst col lege. AH men are cordially invited to attend. The meetings held in the Association building Sunday mornings at 9.30 o'clock, are open to both men and women. lilfjHTS OP PYTHIAS. & I lIcatlon of Their VSevr Hall. Apol!o lodge, No. 2, Knights of Pythias, dedicated their new hair in B. G. IJowe's block Wednesday even ing with imposing ceremonies. The way to the hall was gaily lighted with Chinese lanterns and at 8 o'clock the lodge r-om was well filled with the members of the order and their lady friends The Rail and ante-rooms occupy the entire second story of the block, and Apollo lodge is to be congratulated up on having one of the cosiest society rooms ifi this part, of the state. The hall is 10x25 feet, finished in cherry, with a jlado of ash extending around tho roofi. The furniture and officers' desks ae also in cherry. The room is carpeted' and the corrugated iron ceil ing v .: so juely frescoed . Open i ng out from the hall is a convenient coun cil chamber, a small room for the Knights' paraphernalia and a hallway. The entrance to the lodge room is from the Avenue house. Tho members of the order from abroad were Frank J. Pillsbury of Concord and J. F. Chute of Portland, keepers of records and seal in the grand lodges of New Hampshire and Maine respectively, and 0. W. Farrar, now of Dover, N. II., supreme master at arms in the state grand lodge. At 8 o'clock the St. Johnsbury orchestra opened the program with music, after which C. A. Norton, supreme chancel lor of Apollo lodge, announced the business of the evening and left the lodge in charge of the supreme officers. The dedication was then performed ) by these supreme officers : Chancellor, O. W. Farrar ; vice chancellor, T. C. Fletcher; prelate, 0. II. Henderson; master at arms, J. F. Chute; herald, F. J. Pillsbury ; inner guard, C. F. Shepherd ; outer guard, J. F. Marsh ; M. of E., E. D. Steele ; K. R. and S., N. P. Bowman. The exercises were both pleasant and instructive and the ritual was full of beautiful sj'inbolisms. After the dedication Supreme Chan cellor Norton called Mr. Farrar to the desk and, after reminding him that Apollo lodge owed its origiu and pres ent prosperity to his untiring efforts, presented him in behalf of the Knights with a beautiful French clock. Mr. Farrar happily responded, after which tho audience adjourned to the hotel where Landlord Howe had 100 covers laid for a sumptuous banquet. After the feasting Dr. C. F. 0. Tink er was introduced as toastmaster aud the choice was a happy one. Mr. Chute responded for the grand lodge, giving sin account of the rapid growth of the order since its foundation 25 years ago. Kev. J? . a. Jr lsiier gave tne story of Damon and Pythias, showing what the story meant to all true Knights, and also told of the origin of tho order among the order among the clerks of the navy department at Washington and how it spread from there all over the land. Mr. Farrar expounded the principles of the order, and Elisha May responded to the toast, "Our new home." E. II. Blossom ex tended a cordial invitation to the visi tors to join the order. O. 11. Hender son spoke of the relationship of the Odd Fellows to this and kindred or ders, while Major Bowman responded in a felicitous manner to the toast "Woman : whose heart is as gentle as her face is fair." By this time the hands on the clock were neariug midnight and the ban queters adjourned to their several homes after congratulating one anoth er on the new hall and the prosperity of the lodge which in eight months has grown to a membership of nearly 70. The officers of the grand lodge left for St. Albans this morning where the third lodge in the state will be insti tuted. The New Dam Pronounced All Right. Mr. Ordway of Woburn, Mass., came here Saturday iu the interest of the owners of the Belknap water power company to inspect their new dam. After a careful examination he pro nounced it safe, suggesting only a few minor changes, among them being a recommendation to build a boom to catch tjie driftwood. Mr. Ordway con structed Wilder's new dam at Olcott and is well posted upon hydraulic en gineering. Mr. Ordway advised the strengthen ing of the underpinning of the flume aud this will be done as soon as the services of a diver can be secured. It is proposed to place car axles beneath the flume to make it perfectly strong The wheels will not be placed until this is done. Work has been rapidly pushed upon the house for the electric light plant and it will be completed in a short time. A Cold Villain. One evening of last week a domestic in a family on Main street was called to the door about nine o'clock by the ringing of the door-bell. On unlock ing the door a stranger man undertook to push inside, but the plucky girl push ed In in back and locked the door. The intruder then demanded entrance or he would break in ; but when the gir called for the man of the house the ruffian ran as fast as his legs would carry him. It was evident that the man who thus undertook to force him self inside the house supposed the family were all gone from home except the domestic. It would be a good plan for householders to keep a good heavy "headache-stick" just inside the door for ose on villains who roam about nights. It would be more effective than a revolver and a good deal safer for the party handling it. THE FRATERNITIES. Four lodges were represented at the last meeting of the district union, Good Templars, at West Burke. There was a good attendance and the numer ous short speeches indicated a pros perous condition of the order. The next meeting will be held with River side lodge at Lyndonville on the first Friday in March. The annual meeting of Mount Sinai Temple, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine was held at Montpelier last Friday evening, but no members from St. Johnsbury were in attendance. This order was instituted by Kalif Alee, son-in-law of the prophet Mohammed of Mecca, Arabia, in G5G. The pnblic installation of thenewly elected officers of Chamberlin post, G. A. R., will be held on Saturday, Jan. 5. Comrades Bonett, Blodgott, May and Sprague attended the camp fire of the D. Rattery post at West Burke last week Wednesday where W. W. Sprague was called ont and responded by giving a racy as well as thrilling account of his life at Belle Isle prison. Some Christmas Remembrances. At the regular meeting of the Oxford league at the Methodist parlors last Monday evening there were fully 75 present and a nice literary program rendered. After this the presiding offi cer, Lewis Grow, in a very happy speech presented the pastor, Rev. T. P. Frost, with an easy chair and a dic tionary holder in behalf of the mem bers of the league. The pastor re sponded in a pleasant way after which all present went up stairs where cake aud coffee were served. George Bangs of Mt. Pleasant street, a pattern maker at the 6cale works, was generously remembered on Christ mas day with a purse of $70, contrib uted by his friends at the shops. Mr. Bangs has been sick for several months with gastric fever and is slowly im proving and able to be out. Some of the North church people presented the janitor, George R. Cros by, with a valuable cloak on Christ mas day as a testimonial of his faithful services at that church. The gift was greatly appreciated by the recipient. Frank Bailey was generously re membered on Christmas day with a check for $10 by his employer, George Rauuey. Uncle Sam's Christmas. Postmaster Bowman and his efficient clerks were kept busy from Sunday until after Christmas day distributing the packages and letters that fairly Hooded the office. Nearly 50 sacks of merchandise, exclusive of the regular mails, were handled at the office early in the week. twenty sacks passed through the office Monday aud 18 more on Christmas day. In these figures are included both the sacks received aud those sent out. The first mail Christmas morning brought in 2,000 letters, the largest number ever re ceived in one mail since the present force have been in the office. The local service in Christmas cards was arger than usual. The packages were better wrapped than in former years and ouly one package now remains in the office without an owner. The force of clerks was not increased dur ing these busy times and they certain- y deserve a big credit mark for the promptness with which they handled the mails. What Electric Lights Cost. The New Haven Electric company has compiled the cost of lighting by electricity of 180 cities and large towns in various parts of the country, togeth er with the names of the system used. Although some towns run their lights .ill night others cease at midnight. The table published gives the price per light for all night. If the light is wanted only until midnight the pi ice would bo about one-half as much. Below are given the figures as they are in various parts of the country : Price per light for all night. Hartford, Ct $.55 New Haven .55 Fitchbnr, Mass .50 New Bedford .53 Weetttold .50 Trov, N Y .47 Dayton, O .45 Denver .41 Lafayette, Ind .'M Logansport .31 Terre Uanto .25 Bloomington, III .31 Freeport .28 Qnincy .33 Winona, Minn .34 Nashua .30 Plainfleld, N J .23 Yonkers, N Y .13 Yonngston, O .13 Zanesville .21 The above figures it will be remem bered are for a light of 2000 candle- power burning all night for 305 nights in the year. For a light burning only until midnight 21 nights in a month the cost would hardly be over one-third of the above. For lights of 1200 candle power the cost would be still further reduced. It is safe then to say that if 1200 caudle power lights should be furnished this town 21 nights in the month, lighted till midnight, for 15 cents a light per night this town would then be paying considerable more than the average paid in the above towns and more than double what many of them now pay. Yet even at this rate it would bring the lights of this place down to less than $38 each per year. And if St. Johnsbury could get its light as cheap as Yonkers does. burning only until midnight, it would cost onlj' $10.24 per year per light Another significant fact in relation to the above is that only six of the 180 towns enumerated use water power and not one of the towns in the above table. COURT HOUSE REPAIRS. The New Law and It Provisions. At the last session of the Legislature the following law was passed provid ing for repairing the court house and levying a tax on the county : It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont : Sec. I. Hon. Jonathan Ross of St. Johnsbury and the Assistant Judges of Caledonia county court are hereby ap pointed commissioners for the purpos es named in this Act. Sec. 2. Said commissioners are here by authorized and empowered to re pair the court house iu the count' of Caledonia, including any alterations thereof, deemed necessary, and to pro vide suitable offices and vaults for the county officers, in auy manner most economical and for the best interests of said county, in the judgment of said commissioners; the whole expense to said county not to exceed ten thousand dollars. , . : ec. 3r$aid commissioners are here by authorized in carrying out the pro visions of Sec. 2 of this Act, to pur chase the whole or any part of the in terest of the town of St. Johnsbury, in said court house, if in the judgment of said commissioners it is deemed advi sable. Section 4 levies a tax of eight cents on the dollar of the grand list of the several towns in the comity. Section 5 provides pa' for the commissioners at $3 per day, and section 0 piovides if any money raised is not expended ou the court house it may be applied on other county liabilities. Pursuant to these instructions the county treasurer has issued the war rants to the selectmen of the 17 towns in the county. The selectmen will doubtless avail themselves of the pro visions of the fourth section and draw their order upon their town treasurer for the amount assessed and include this amount in the next tax-bill issued. These are the amounts assessed upon the several towns after deducting three per cent, for abatements : Barnct Burke Danville Groton Hard wick Kir by Lyndon Newark Peacham Ryegate St. Johnsbury Sheffield Stannard Sutton Walden Waterford Wheelock Total $)7.5G 4!).G5 G84.I7 270.32 504.04 154.1!) 1,052.93 155.43 470.CO 038.30 2,740.20 174.41 48.02 202.77 212.83 380.37 55.1)2 $9,297.12 The commissioners have held only a few meetings and have not attempted to determine upon any plans as yet. The two plans most feasible are the purchasing of the town's interest in the court house, or building a small fire-proof structure a little distauce from the courthouse to be used for offi ces and vaults. If the former project was carried out the present structure would be remodeled, the offices eu- arged aud the vaults made fire proof. The latter plan would not necessitate any purchase from the town nor any extensive improvements in the present court house. The commissioners pro pose to thoroughly investigate the matter and decide upon a plan before spring. Specifications and bids will then be called for and the alterations made. Farmers' Meeting. The meeting under the direction of the Board of agriculture will be held at St. Johnsbury next week, Thursday and Friday. These gatherings are of much interest and profit not only to farmers and stock raisers, but also to the general public. Ladies are invited to all sessions. Following is the pi o- gram : THURSDAY. JAN. SO. 10.00 Address of "Welcome, By W. P. Stafford of St. Johnsbury 10.30 Dairying iu Wiuter and In Summer, By Kollin C. Smith of Pittsford 11.30 Discussion. 2.00 Should Vermont Farmers raise Trotters t By C. M. Wiuslow ot Brandon Discussion. M usic. 3 00 7.00 7.15 7.45 fi.15 Dairyiui and the Corn Crop, By J. II. Kin erson of Peacham. Breeding Dairy Stock, By Homer W. Vail of Pomtret Discussion. 4PUIDAT. JAN. 4TI1. 10.0(1 "What shall we do with the Imysf By J. H Walbridgeof Concord! 10.45 Cultivated anil Sowed Crops, By llliani Cbapin ot Middlesex 11.30 Discussion. 2.00 Fruits and Vegetables, By C. W. Minottof the Vermont Experiment Station Discussion. M usic. 3.00 7.00 7.15 Economy in Stock Feeding, By M. W. Davis of V estmi nster Discussion. 8.15 Expenses of the Village. The forthcoming village report will show that the expenses of running the village of St. Johnsbury lor lco are about $200O iu excess of the amount required for '87. In round numbers it requires $19KK) a year to pay village expenses. Of this amount about $0000 is received from water rents, etc., and the balance of $13,000 is raised by tax on the grand list. The outstanding debt is yet $00,000. The luxury of living in St. Johnsbury comes high and with an increase of $2000 a year i will soon be too high to be properly appreciated. I lie running excuses compare with last year as follows Highways this year $2494, last year $2297. Sewers this year $704, last year $428. Sidewalks this year $455, last year $00. Street lighting this rear $095. last year $710. Police this year $480, last year $518. Fire de partment this year 02, last year $1101. General expenses this year $1339, last year $1227. The water ex penses are not reported this year iu gross as last year, but reckoned ne $903. Last year the gross expenses were reported at $4095, with $0000 receipt from water rents, etc. This makes the apparent expense of the wa ter works some $3O00 more than last year, but probably they are not so much in excess of last year as this would make them appear. Vermont President ial Officers. Following are the dales of the con firmations of Vermont officials .-appoint ed by the president, together with their salaries accord inc to Ihe latest official publications : DISTRICT OFFICIALS. John Robinson, United States mar shal, June 24, 1880, $200 and fees. Bradley B. Smaller, collector cus toms, August 2, 188(. $100 ami fees. C. 11. Pitkin, United States attotnev. January 23, 1888, $200 and fees. POSTMASTERS. Henry L. Kenyon, Noithfi. hi. March- 9, I88U, $1 100. Dudley C. Brown, Brandon. Febt na ry 26, 1887, $1500. Asa M.Dicky, Bradford. Febiiiuv 2(5, 1887, $ 15(H). W. L. Howard. Fairhaveii. Febrnarr 26, 1887, $1500. M. B. 1 brasher, Newport. IVIi ii iiv 26, 1887, $1300. W. B. Vail. West Randolph. Februa ry 2(5, 1887, $1400. Charles H. Reynolds, Swaulmi. Feb ruary 2ti, 1887, $1100. George W. Beck with. I5ui lin-Mon. February 2(, 1887, $2700. N. I . Bowman, St. Johnsburv. Jan- nary 10, 1888, $2000. Ira Goddard, Ludlow, Jamiaiv KI, 888, $1200. II. W. Martin, Benniiirt4in. January 10, 1888, $1700. C. G. Allard, Winooski, June 30, 888, $1000. Fred W. Moist , Mnt i li. r. July , 1888, $2300. A Card. We wish to express our thanks to our nrililior and trieuds for the kindness thi-v liavit show 11 11 n our deep affliction and limit ot trouble. KLBUT ClIAMIlKltl.lN A Nil FAMILY. itucklcu's Arnu.A Salve. The Host Salvo in the world lor Cuts. I'.i uiscs. 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It cures dysentery and diarrhoea, regulates the stomach aud bowels, cures wind colic, sol lens the gums, reduces inflammation, and gives tone aud energy to the whole system. Mrs. W inslow Sootlimi; Syrup for children teothiug is pleasant to the taste and is the prescription ot one ot the oldest ami ties! female nurses and physicians iu the United Stales, and is sold by all druggists throughout the world. Price 2j cents a bottle. Uoci-U At St. Johnsbury, Dec. 23, a sou to Mr. and Mrs. E. Cii ley. At Hard wick, Dec. 20. a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Henderson. eiQdrriiiQcs. At St. Johnsburv. .Dec. 24. bv Filler J. Ward. Edson Jeniifta aiid-.l'-Doi a Chapiiel, both uf St. Johnsburv. At Hardwick. Dec. 25, by Kev. A. It. Blake, Homer N. Peiiuiman ol St. Johnsbury and Clara M. Lewis of Hardwick. At Milea Pond, Dec. 25. by Kev. John P. East man, A. Oscar Astle ami Nellie. M. hold. At Sawverville. Canada. Dec. 19. bv Kev. M. Pratt, Kobert McCrackin anil Annie Jane Klliott, both recently of St. Johnsbury. At Montpelier, Dec. 25, liy Kev. .1. t. Sliei liurn, assisted bv Kev. K. A. Bishop, Truman It. (iordon. F.sq. and 11 at lie 3,1. JNorns, formerly ot St. Johns burv Centre. At St. Johnsburv, Dec. 1, Charlie Carson of Central City, Colorado, aud MavlH-lle Moultou. At Newport, Dec. Sre, ly Kev. s. ft. Nohhs. tlal- sey H. Packer of Burke, and Mary 1. Whitlock of Haralioo, Wis. At sea. Dec. 13, between Costa l.'iea and Havana, Albert S. Wood, son of Mrs. I.. P. Wood ot this place, aged 21. At St. Johnsbury, Dec. 20. Martha Kollius, aged 55, witeol Elery J-Cliamlierliii. At W aterlord, Iec. 2.1, Alnal JCichardsoii, aged tiG. At West Concord, Dec. 24, Mrs. A. Wilson, aged 93 At Sheffield, Dec. 20. Willard McNeal. At F.HSt Hurke, Dec. 24. Lemuel Walter, aued 74. At Lancaster. X. II.. Dec 9, C- W I'.alch. aed 5'J, formerly of St. Johnsbury- At St. Johnslmry, Dec. !B. Mth. s. m. spear, :iged X4, widow of the late Joseph Spear of Warren, Me. At North Danville, Dec. 24, John D. Harris. 'MNE WATCHES KKPAIKED and ralol a A. P. KOWKI.I. K. For S:il' or to Item. The F'rench F. Carrick place in Suiouie. ville. INEZ OtMlDAI.I.. fn aC St. Johnsbury East, Vt. T voS'aleI Sleigh Tor Sale. Keene make both xile and shafts. Euquiie at this office. Sleijjli lor Sale. A single sleigh with top. Will lie sold at a low price. 623 II. C. KI.V. For al'. Two 2 seated sleighs, Hiugle sleighs, two horse sleds, one horse sleds, woik hallos cs (hiving harnesses, butlalo and widf roltes, one yearliug bull (Jersey). Enquire ol m-3 W. H. PKKSTOX. To Item. A small and pleasant office ia splendid location, with all the modern conveniences, including aa, steam heat, toilet, etc. eltf ('HAS. S. HASTI.VtlS Over Post office. Clean J'ver For sale at . O. Clark's. F:ve.ry family ueed them. Only 25 cenU er 100. Bargain. 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