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St. Johmhar', Vt., Thursday, Dec. 27,
For the Caledonian.
BITS OF Ol'K TOWN HISTOKV.
St. Johnabary'i First. Itnffiry. C.rowth
of Fairbanks ml Paddock Village.
Ittminiwrum of Tlaadclras Fairbanks,
Ilntham I'ailflock and Others.
It was 8tat-il in the Caledonian of
October 18 that the late Chauncy
Siaulling had the first pleasure wagon
in that section. There are some facts
in regard to the first wagons at that
place, and also relative to many other
interesting matters and things there
in early times which some people at
the present time may he glad to learn.
Joseph and I'helie Fairbanks and
two of their sons, (Krastns being al
ready at St. Johnsbiiiy) removed from
ISrimfield, Mass., to St. Johnsbury in
May inl't. At this time they brought
a dark green colored one horse pleas
ure wagon, having one board seat at
tached to wooden springs ru nning the
whole It-ngth of the wagon box, with
no iron nor steel springs. That wagon
was made by Thaddeus Fairbanks at
I ri m field, after he returned to that
place from IJelchertown where he had
learned his trade. That wagon was
sold to Ephraim i'addock, who, after a
little more than a year sold it to Mar
shall Jones who lived about two miles
went of the I'lain. Iieyond this I have
no knowledge inspecting the wagon.
Soon after the at rival of Joseph
Fail banks at St. Johnsbury he bought
a few acres of land of I'iess West, who
claimed the same by virtue of a tax
title. Subsequently the heirs of the
Arnold estate made ineffectual efforts
to regain possession of their lost land.
In the spring of ISl't Mr. Fairbanks
began the improvement of the water
power, and the erection of mills on the
land he had bought of Mr. West. At
that time Thaddeus was some past I!)
years old, having been born in 17h(,
and Josepfi I'. was over nine years old,
having been born November 2l, IHfKJ.
The Fan banks' saw mill w as in opera
tion early in the next fall, and the
grist mill was in operation by the mid
dle of the next winter. I hail no busi
ness relations w ith the Fail banks' s in
I r I .", but I was engaged at house join
er woik on the I'lain and at Passu mp-
sic village. In the spring of Idlb I be
came permanently engaged with Thad
deus. Our first work that spring was
the erection of a building for a black
smith's shop and trip hammer. After
that we finished the outside of the
grist mill buihliiig and then finished
the inside of the second story of the
same buihliiig and put in the machin
ery and other fixtuies for making wag
ons. We repaired an old set of buggy
wheels for Mr. Ilovey of Waterford and
also an old set, of buggy wheels for Mr.
Ilosmer of St. Johnsbury. I do not
know whether Mr. Ilosmer had the
other parts of a wagon then, or pre
viously in use or not, or whether lit;
had obtained those old wheels at some
other place. Nothing but the wheels
were brought to the shop. In the
spring of 18I7 we brought out, and fin
ished a few pleasure wagons on which
we had been cmplojcd (fining the win
ter. Those were the fust wagons of
any kind that were ever made in St.
Jolinsbiiry.
But we must still remember tly
wagon that was made at I'm iinlield and
brought to that place two years before,
and supposed to be the first one in
that town. In 117 we built a two
story dwelling house on the south side
of the main road ami moved into it in
the fall, and there, in that house,
Joseph and I'hebe Fairbanks lived all
the rest id" their lives. KeioretIieelo.se
of that place had a saw mill, in
which was a bu..-saw for cutting slabs
into lire-wood length, the only lii.z
saw in that part of the world, a grist
mill, with a good smut-mill, the only
one in that region, a wagon shop with
improved machinery, a blacksmith's
shop with trip hammer and iron loiin
dcry belonging to Iliixham I'addock, a
fulling-mill, with clotli dressing works,
by Dyer I'crcival, a pottery for making
brown ware by William Hutchinson,
and four dwelling houses. In the
spring of SI! I obtained leave of ab
sence for two years, and was employed
in the erection of those buildings, in
cluding the brick house for Ephraim
I'addock. I was the first and last up
on the ground, and entirely alone much
of the t i me.
I'addock village in ISlOhad noplace
of business nor public works, except
an old grist mill, where I then hail
grists ground. That mill stopped do
ing business about the time when the
Fairbanks mill w as stai ted, and about
the same time a building was built
close to tin? grist, mill in which a card
ing machine was put. That carding
machine was operated but a short
time and .lames llamsey and family
lived in the building; the old hut that
the miller once occupied had decayed.
There, being no other dwelling place
theie James went into the carding ma
chine building.
In 18:20 James Uamsey and Allen
Kent built a saw mill at the north end
of the dam opposite the grist mill. Two
or three years after Hiram Jones
bought the said mill and soon after
built another large high building ad
joining the mill for a wood-working
shop. In I8-J8 liuxham I'addock start
ed his iron foundery a few yards down
stream from the Jones buildings, and
subsequently other mechanical busi
ness w as started there.
On the east side of the river and not
far north from that village, there was
a small tract of land which was known
as the school lot, belonging to the
town, the annual rent for which was
always paid in wheat for the benefit of
the common schools of that town. A
very lespectable man by the name of
Jraves lived on that school lot for
many years, and who did many
days woiks for me with his cart and
oxen. That Mr. (J raves was none oth
er than the father of the somewhat dis
tinguished Mev. Dr. Samuel (Slaves,
w ho was a professor in the Kalamazoo
college several years, pastor of a church
at (J rand Rapids, and now president of
a college at Atlanta, ia. We were
glad to see him once more.
IIkxkv Little.
Kalamazoo, Dec. I, '88.
A Cijrantie Kvil.
CvngregationalUt.
During the past year the profits of
the gigantic gambling establishment
at Monte Carlo, it is said, were ',150,
HH) less than they were the year pre
vious. The sons of Helial need not
mourn, however, for the income of
this their most magnificent institution
was 1 ,:."iO,000. Furthermore, though
the profits decreased, the suicides did
not. They numbered twenty-five,
while the year before there were only
nineteen of them. What honest men
would weep if some day he were to
read that the wretched I'rince of Mo
naco, whose revenues, coming as they
do from this gambling hell, are the
price of blood, had been swallowed up
by Italy or France f
The University of Michigan has 1S0."
enrolled student Harvard college
comes next with 1790.
MISCELLANY.
PRIVATE BROCKETFS ; BALL.
It Rolled Through Ten States for Har
rison and Morton, Too.
Correspondent New York Sun.
The ball that has been rolling about
the country for Harrison and Morton
ever since the campaign began has
been taken to pieces and shipped to
Washington, where it will be stored
until the first of March, when it will be
put together again and rolled in the
procession on inauguration day. After
that it will probably fall into a state of
innocuous desuetude, although Private
D. L. Brockett, its originator and pro
prietor, hopes to obtain for it immor
tality and a place in the National Mu
senm. Private Brockett is tax collec
tor at Cumberland, Maryland. He is a
red-hot republican internally and
typical mountaineer externally.
There has been a deal of hard work
about it, however, according to Private
Brockett, and he is glad the cruel war
is over and he can go back to Cumber
land without having to push a fifteen -
foot high ball ahead of him all the
way. He will settle down there for the
next few months and resume the duty
of collecting the tribute, which has
been performed during his absence by
his daughter, who is a right smart girl
for the mountains. The 4th of March
will find him on foot again, however.
with his ball, and what he does after
that depends a good deal upon the ap
preciation of the President of the value
of balls as an issue in a political cam
paign. Private Brockett would not
object if circumstance and his coun
try's call should compel him to leave
tax collecting to his daughter once
more, and to enter into the service of
the government in some capacity suit
ed to his ability and with a comfortable
salary attached.
Private Brockett's ball was built by
nimseit uurinc July, lie tirst made a
wheel fifteen feet in diameter, with six
spokes, and a rim made of segments of
hard wood, bolted and glued together,
A three-inch gas pipe through the hub
made the pole of the globe, and thirty
eight steel ribs running from the poles
to the rim of the wheel made the
framework of the ball. The covering
was of heavy canvas stretched over the
ribs and laced tight. The outside of it
was painted gayly, and decorated with
legends calculated to fire the republi
can breast. When all was done the
heavy rim of the wheel projected about
six inches all around, a sort of raised
equator on the globe, and made a tire
upon which it could be rolled over the
roads without the canvas being soiled
or injured. To the pole on either side
was attached a light framework of gas
pipe by which men could pull or push
ami control the ball.
The idea of the ball originated in
Cumberland, probably because that
was the place where the original Har
rison ball, rolled in the campaign of
18-1(1, was made. That ball was a
much smaller affair than this one ami
was less ingeniously constructed. The
ball of 1888 weighed half a ton and
cost $(i)0. It was dedicated and first
rolled at a ratification meeting in Cum
berland on Aug. 2. About the first
place it went to after that was New
York, where it was rolled in the great
Illume reception parade. It had to be
taken to pieces to be transported so
far. It made a sensation in that pa
rade, and Private Brockett and the
Cumberland men who rolled it were
made happy by being put into a full
page picture of the ball in one of the
illustrated weeklies. Some oue slipped
through the crowd there during one of
the stops and slashed the canvas with
a penknife. I he ball was similarly in
jured only ouce afterward during its
journeys. 1 he second slash was given
it at Pittsburgh. Private Brockett was
ready for such accidents. He had laid
in a stock of canvas, and after the pa
rade he unlaced the covering of the
ball, steppeil inside, and pasted a strip
of new canvas over the slashed spot
This made the ball as perfect as ever.
From New York Private Brockett
and his men returned with the ball on
the cars to Maryland, and they rolled
it over pretty nearly the whole west
ern pai t of that state during the next
few weeks. In most cases they rolled
it along the pikes from town to town
It met with its only serious accident
during one of these trips. It was too
big to go over a bridge across a small
creek, and had to be rolled through it.
On t he other side was a ploughed field,
ami the horse that was drawiug the
ball made too quick a turn in the soft
soil and wrenched the gas-pipe pulling
arrangements off. The ball had left
Ilagerstown at 1) J o'clock that night,
and was due at b rederick, thirty-six
miles away, at 1 the next day. Four
hours of the night were lost in getting
the machine repaired so that it would
go again, but the trip was made on
time notwithstanding, and after his
tramp of thirty-six miles and the extra
labor of making repairs, Private Brock
ett rolled his ball through the enthusi
astic Frederick mob as blithesomely
as though he were fresh from a good
night's rest.
The ball had to bo taken apart again
to get it to Washington, the bridges
being too narrow to let it through.
Most of the men who had set out with
the ball from Cumberland had dropped
oft before this and gone back to their
work, but Private Brockett stuck to it
and declared that he would keep the
old thing rolling until he got it to In
dianapolis and iuto Ben Harrison's
front yard. He got volunteer crews to
help him toll it in the processions and
tramped with it himself wherever it
went. Washington made a great ado
over him and the ball. He says the
biggest crowd he saw during the cam
paign was there. The papers all call
ed him Major Brockett, and the title
stuck to him until he got to West Vir
ginia, where he was promoted to be a
colonel. After that he became general
ami when he ended the campaign at
Indianapolis he was wondering if it
wasn t time for him to be major-gener
al or something of that sort. He wish
es it understood, however, now that
the campaign is over, that he is mere
ly plain Private Brockett.
From Washington he took his ball to
West Virginia, where Con, the repub
lican candidate for governor, paid the
expenses of a trip that took in nearly
every large town in the state, and was
the most successful part of the cam
paign for the ball. At every town the
farmers came from forty miles about to
see the wonderful ball that was rolling
over the country, and the enthusiasm
was tremendous. It was rolled from
town to town on the pikes for several
weeks, and then was taken apart and
shipped east agaiu, going through
Delaware and New Jersey, and then
back to Pittsburgh, where it was re
ceived with great enthusiasm. After
a run up to Buffalo the West Virginia
campaign was resumed, the towns
along the Ohio river being visited.
The ball was put on a flat boat and
drifted down the river, Private
Brockett living with it on the boat.
At every town a stop was made, the
ball rolled ashore, a procession organ
ized, and the ball rolled about the
streets for an hour or so. In this way
several towns would be visited iu oue
day.
From Cincinnati the ball came on to
Indianapolis, getting here a few days
before electiou, and being made the
excuse for processions and enthusiasm
for two or three nights. Private Brock
ett went to call on the candidate, and
was received with distinction, he says,
Gen. Harrison asked him what he was
going to do with the ball after election.
"I'm going to take it to Washington
and roll it in the procession on inaugu
ration day," replied the private.
Gen. Harrison smiled dubiously.
After election the private called on the
President elect, and Gen. Harrison, he
says, told him he was a prophet and
the son of a prophet.
The ball had its last regular outing
during the excitement in Indianapolis
following the announcement of Harri
son's election. The republicans made
it the centre of their demonstration,
and fairly went wild over it for two or
three nights. Then it was laid away
on a side street until a few days ago,
when it was taken to pieces and pack
ed up for shipment and storage until
March. It has rolled in ten states and
the District of Columbia since it was
built.
PIXKERTOX DETECTIVE BUREAU.
St. Paul Pioneer Press.
The Pinkertous William A. and
Robert A. better known as ''Bill" and
"B-b," came to St. Paul recently.
These tw o are at the head of the great
est private detective agency iu the
world. Their father, Allan Pinkertou
started the business in Chicago before
the war. Bill and Bob grew up with
the business and the business has
grown up with them. Few people
have any idea how big a concern it is.
The Pinkertons employ r(M)) men.
Besides the two head ollices in Chica
go and New York, there are agencies
iu Boston, Philadelphia, Kansas City,
Denver and St. Paul. I hey have a
force of patrolmen in these cities known
as "Pinkerton's Preventive Watch."
They have arsenals at Chicago and
New York with uniformsaud Winches
ter rifles enough to arm five regiments
of men. Pinkertou detectives are
everywhere.
They are employed in nearly every
large meicantile house iu America, in
hotels, in banks, following circuses
and watching suspected employees of
railroads and other big corporations.
The business has doubled in the last
10 years and promises to double again
in the next decade. It is making rich
men of Bill and Bob. Their joint in
come is variously estimated at from
$150,000 to $200,000 a year. Either
oue of the brothers could probably
count more than a half million dollars'
worth of this world's goods.
The secret of their success in busi
ness is that it has been run on bnsiue6s
principles. The Pinkerton's do not
chase criminals in the hope of gettting
rewards. They charge their clients so
much a day for the services of an op
erator. Prices vary, but $8 a day is
about the average. The Pinkerton de
tectives are not known to outsiders,
.and very often they do not know each
other except as two or inoro are put to
work on the same case. Bill and Bob
hire all the new men themselves, put
ting their knowledge of human nature
and the world to use in making their
selection.
They have plenty of applicants to
choose from. Healthy young men who
are quick-witted, well informed and
have large bumps of secret i veness ami
valor are preferred. Usually the new
man goes to work as a watchman or in
the office until he has shown what stuff
he is made of. Then he is put for
ward by degrees. The Pinkertons
have gray-haired detectives in their
employ who have been there from boy
hood. No man who ever worked for
them and did his duty was allowed to
go unrewarded, and when death takes
off a good man the Pinkertons pension
his widow and orphans.
There are probably few men in the
world so well posted on what might be
called thievology as "Bill" Pinkerton.
He has made it a life study. He has
iu his library a photograph, descript ion
and record of every professional crim
inal of America and the most impor
tant of those of Europe. He has culti
vated a wonderful memory for names
and faces, and his brain is a storehouse
of knowledge on this subject. He
keeps a constant watch-of the move
ments of professional criminals of all
kinds, and when any big crime is com
mitted in New Zealand or Delaware or
anywhere else, he can come pretty
near guessing who did it, if it was the
work of a professional.
A Murderous Elephant Executed.
The elephant Chief, who has killed
11 men, was executed at the winter
quarters of Adam Forepangh's menage
rie at Philadelphia Sunday the Kith.
Chief had been marked for slaughter
for some time, and it was intended
that he should be killed by an electric,
shock, because he had become vicious
and unmanagable, and it was feared
that he would kill some of his attend
ants. Word was sent to Adam Foro
paugh, Jr., Sunday, that Chief was ex
hibiting dangerous symptoms, and was
likely at any moment to break out and
do some fearful damage both to life
and property. It was evident at once
that prompt measures were necessary,
and that it would not do to wait for
the perfecting of the electric apparatus
with which it had been proposed that
the animal should be artistically exe
cuted. The vicious beast was trumpet
ing and creating a wild panic iu the
quarters where he was confined. It
was dangerous work even to approach
him, as he had worked himself into a
frightful condition of excitement. No
one could tell at what moment in a
frenzy of madness, he might break the
chains which held him. How to kill
the brute quickest was the question to
be decided. He had upon a former oc
casion proved himself proof against
rifie bullets, and after some delibera
tion it was determined to strangle him
to death.
The dangerous and difficult task of
putting a rope about the elephant's
neck was promptly assumed by Adam
Forepaugh, Jr. A rope half an inch in
diameter and 12 feet long was secured,
and the showman stepped fearlessly
into the stall occupied by Chief who
was in a frightful rage and could have
crushed him with a single stroke of his
great trunk. But happily the habit of
obedience at the moment prevailed
over the brute's rage, and with a deft
movement, Mr. r orepaugh slipped the
big rope over his trunk and hitched it
with a slip-knot over the tender part
of his neck and over the jugular vein.
rour feet of the rope was left dangling
upon either side, and having accom
plished this, the most dangerous part
of the busiuess, Mr. Forepaugh rushed
out of the stall. Two of the trained
elephants Bismarck and Basil were
then brought in and oue placed on
each side of Chief. Chains were at
tached to the ends of the rope about
Chiefs neck and they were fastened
securely about the shoulders of Bis
marck and Basil. A keeper took posi
tion at the side of each of these ele
phants, and at a sign from Mr. Fore
paugh gave the word to them, and the
animals started on a run in opposite
directions. The shock threw Chief to
his kuees. The two trained elephants
pulled the tope taut. The noose
closed tightly over Chief's jugular vein
and windpipe. He struggled with a
great convulsion for a moment, and
then rolled over dead.
Chief was one of the best-known ele
phants on exhibition iu this country.
He was purchased nine years ago by
Adam Forepaugh in Germany when he
was 24 years of age. He has in his
careef killed 11 men, and October 8, in
a fit of anger, broke from his keeper in
the Forepaugh quarters at Lehigh
avenue and Edgemont street, and came
near killing several people then. At
that time a cow-boy put 10 bullets in
his body, which only had the effect of
sending him back to his place with a
disdainful snort. Chief weighed 10,000
pounds and was valued at $5000. His
body will be preseuted to Prof. Philip
Leidy, who will prepare the skeleton
for exhibition in the academy of natu
ral sciences.
In the Oreat Hall of a Castle.
E. IT. and E. TT. Blath field in January ScrHmer't.
The great hall of the castle was the
theatre of indoor ceremonial. There
were banquets, trial, and allocution ;
there liegemen and vassals came to
put their hands between those of their
overlord and swore to be his men ;
there delinquents were summoned,
from the knight who slipped into his
sleeve the silver spoons of his prince,
to the fiery lord who, unclasping his
mantle, threw it upon the floor in
token of defiance to his adversary.
The hall is rectangular, with high
stained windows and wainscoting of
oak ; armors, scutcheons, and banners
decorate it, and at the end, above the
huge chimney place, the nine female
champions, Semiramis, Tomyris, Pen
thesilea, and the rest, having exchang
ed their Assyrian jewels and Serbian
furs for the triangular slrieldsVind
straight swords of the fourteenth cen
tury, stand in Amazonian guard above
the banqueters. Even more, important
than the hall was the platform in front
of the donjon door : there the ceremo
nial of knighting took place; the fam
ilies of the young candidates thronged
the courtyard, and the damoiseaux, all
iu white after their night of vigil in the
chapel, bent to the accolade and arose
licensed heroes and full-fledged war
riors. About them stood a group of
the oldest and bravest knights, spon
sors in this strange bridal, where the
youth wedded battle and toil, and the
richest marriage gift was the gaudium
certaminis. An old lord stooped, and
with fingers tremulous but still strong
fastened on the spurs of the aspirant ;
others with hands that had cloven
many a casquo gave the uudinted
shield and helmet, and the suzerain
himself buckled ou the sword and belt.
Theu the father approached ; the youth
bowed his head ; a heavy blow upon
the nape of the neck conferred the ac
colade, and the boy who the day before
had groomed iu the stables and stood
behind his lord's chair at the banquet
arose a knight, the brother in arms of
Roland and of Arthur, the beloved and
protected of the warrior angels.
Lake Memphremagog in Poetry.
On the 81st anniversary of the birth
day of John G. Whittier a correspon
dent of the New York Tribune called
on the Quaker poet and in the course
of tiie conversation called his attention
to these lines from "Snow Bound"
"Our father rode again hi ride
On Memplireinugng's wooded side;
Sat down again to moose and samp
In trapper's lint and Indian camp."
The journalist asked him if he had
ever visited that beautiful lake, and he
said he had not, for he was not much
of a traveller. He had never been
further South than Maryland, f other
West than Pennsylvania, and not so
far North as Canada. His allusion to
Lake Mcmphrcntagog, which lies one
third in Vermont and two-thirds in
Canada, Mr. Whittier explained iu this
way :
"When my father was a young man,
he joined a party of horsemen and they
rode through the wilds up to Lake
Memphremagog. There they met a
tribe of friendly Indians. The country
was wild. No settlement had been
made there by the whites. On the day
of my father's arrival there these Indi
ans had gone on a big spree, and every
man iu camp was tipsy, with but one
exception, and he was kept busy look
ing after his companions to prevent
them from rolling into the lake, and
getting into mischief. My father ask
ed the sober Indian if he never got
drunk. He replied, 'Oh, yes ; mo get
drunk some time; not now; me keep
watch this time; next time me get
drunk.' "
As Mr. Whittier related the incident,
ho manifested considerable animation,
and evidently enjoyed the story of the
savage.
January Magazines.
Scribner's Magazine for January
opens the third year of its successful
existence with the promise for 1880 of
an even greater variety in its contents
than before. Groups of articles on
Art, Literature and Criticism, Rail
ways, Electricity, and Fishing, will be
among the interesting features. The
richness and excellence of the illustra
tions will be maintained and advanced.
More than 25,000 new readers were
added to the magazine during the past
six mouths, and the outlook for the
new year is equally encouraging. There
are six richly illustrated articles in
this number, E. II. and E. W. Blash
field contributing the leading one, en
titled "Castle Life in the Middle Ages."
In the midst of the mass of literature
upon the Irish question, it is refresh
ing to come across such an article as
Commissioner MacCarthv, Dublin, has
written in Harper's Magazine for Jan
uary upon "Manufacturing Industry in
Ireland." H. P. Wells's article, "The
Beaver," rebukes the exaggeration and
leaven of fiction in many popular
works on natural history. Competent
critics have frequently remarked that
the author of "Ben-Hur" had in hi in
the elements of a dramatist. Their
judgmeut upon General Lew Wallace
will be sustained by his play "Corn-
modus," which appears in this number
with numerous illustrations. Other
very readable articles in this holiday
number are "Russian Bronzes," "Col
loquial English" and "Amateur Pho
tography." Charles Dudley Warner
writes on Kentucky, and Miss Wool
son's new novel, "Jupiter Lights," be
gins its course as a serial iu this num
ber. ALLEGED HUMOR.
"Why," asked a French school ex
aminer, "does the sea so seldom over
flow the land f" "Because a merciful
Providence has created sponges to
grow in it," was the reply.
The latest thing in church entertain
ments is a "butterfly tea." This is
probably a delicately cooked and
prettily served feast of flapjacks.
They make the butter fly. Burling
ton Free Press.
Customer (to waiter) "I say, waiter,
confound you, there's a fly iu this
soup !" Waiter (amazed) "Well, I do
decla'! Ef it yain't surprisiu' !
Everything seems to be gi'ttin' in de
soup nowadays." Life.
In a music store: Claribel "I'd
like a copy of 'The Stoleu Rope.' "
Clerk "I don't know of any such
song." Claribel "Why it goes turn,
turn, tiimty turn." (Hums the air.)
Clerk "Ah ! you mean 'The lost
Chord.'" Claribel "Oh, yes; that's
it." American.
In the list of "college yells" going
tho rounds of the press, we fail to find
any reference to the electoral college,
but perhaps its pupils did all their
yelling before they got there. Nor
ristown Herald.
Lady "And what does your father
dol" Little Girl "Oh, papa is a doc
tor." Lady "Iudeed ! I suppose he
practices a great deal, does he not T"
Little Girl "Oh, no; he doesn't prac
tice any more. lie knows how now."
Reason for Joy. "Ah !" exclaimed
the matter-of-fact man joyfully, as he
saw the heading iu the newspaper,
"Trials of Authors," " so they've ar
rested some of those confounded poets
at last, have they t Wouldn't I like to
be on the jury !" Harper's Bazar.
The Power of Habit. Politician
(breathless) : I say, doctor I've been
running all over town for you. For
heaven's sake come to the house at
once ! Tfie baby
Physician : What's the matter with
the baby T
Politician (yelling) : He's all right !
San Francisco Examiner.
DICKEHMA1T
& COOPER,
Successors to D. A. CLIFFORD.
C PlHlOlTlOlGlRlllPlHlElRlS )
Opposite Athenaeum, St. Johnsbury.
lection Overs
WE CAN NOW ATTEND TO
BUSINESS.
We are filling up with a
fine assortment of Holiday and
Staple Goods.
Our Fountain Pens and
Gold Pens are equal to any in
the market. Every pen war
ranted o years and Prices rea
sonable. St. Johnsbury Illustrated.
A few left. Prices reduced to
$2.25 each. The last call.
Secure one quickly.
F. O. CLARK.
SIGN OF THE BOOK,
81 Eastern Avenue,
St. Johnsbury.
Ladies Use Peerless Dyes.
Do Your Own Dyeing, at Home.
Tlioy will dye every thing. They are sold every
where. Price ioc. a package. They have no equal
for Strength, Brightness, Amount in Packages or
for Fastness ot" Color, or non-failing Qualities.
They lo not crook or smut; 40 colors. " For sale by
O. It. CUTTINU, West Concord, Vt. 1 20 martW
Florida Oranges.
I have now growing and ripening on ray "Jessa
mine" Orange (Jrove at Pomona, Putnam Couuty,
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 lie for sale at. our store on Eastern Avenue,
E. T. & II. 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
28 inches long. The number of oranges in a box
varies from 12 to 225, according to size of oranges
No Other Fruit Good for Invalids
as Oranges.
HORACE K. IDE.
KXPECT TO HAVE SOME LEMONS.
ARE
Yon a sufferer from any of this list of symptoms
some of which warn you that you are liable to an
attack of Apoplexy T Dizziness or Pressure in the
Head, Spots before Eyes, Pain around or Palpita
tion of Heart, Pain in region of Heart with feeling
of suffocation, Kinging sound in Ears, Xuinbness
or Prickly Sensation of Limbs, especially the Arm,
Pain between Shoulders and in Side, Pain in Small
of Back or Hip, Dry Cough, Flatulence, Sour
Stomach, General Debility, Loss of Appetite, &c
YOU
can be cured by purchasing a bottle of ANTI
APOI'LKCTINE and taking it aceurding to
directions. It is strongly endorsed by the leading
physicians of Montreal, as "the only" Apoplexy
preventive, and everywhere regarded as a sure
cure for Paralysis, Heart Disease, Rheumatism
Angina Pectoris, Chronic Bronchitis, Liver Com
plaint, Kidney and Bladder Troubles, Sciatica
Dysepsia, &.C., fcc. For sale by all druggists
Price $1.00 a bottle, six bottles for $5.00. Send to
DU. F. S. HUTCHINSON St CO., Euosbargh Falls
Vt., U. S. A., for circulars and testimonials. "100
Emergencies" price 15 cents, mailed free to the
readers of this pajer. Tells waat to do in ase
of accident, and what may be the result of being
Itap 891
USEFUL HOLIDAY
50 styles of silk, worsted
25c. to 4.00.
GLOVES.
Warm fleece-lined, with or without fur tops, spring wrists,
elastic wrists, and patent fasteners. Beaver gauntlet gloves,
Fur collars and cull's for coats, fur caps from 75c. to 14.00,
silk handkerchiefs, all the late styles, both hem-stitched and
plain. Neckties, silk, satin and brocaded velvet.
Elegant new stock of
SILK UMBRELLAS,
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.
E. D. STEELE & CO.
Opp. St. Johnsbury House, St. Johnsbury, Vt.
igh Gin; 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.
T. C. SPENCER,
49 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt.
State Loan ai Trust Co.
MARSHALLTOWN IOWA.
PHINEAS STEVENS, ALBERT F. IiALCII,
President. Treasurer.
Choice SIX and SEVEN per cent. Loans negoti
ated and GUARANTEED. Correspondence so
licited. These Loans are secured by improved
farms in IOWA, which are personally examined by
the nthers otiut) Company. 5itf
Tie National Mortgage
1MD
Debenture Company
OF BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS,
ISHUK
6 PER CENT. BONDS
In pieces of $100, $500 and tlUOO. Secured by
FIRST MORTGAGES
Of Real Estate. Refer by permission to Colonel
Franklin Fairbanks of St- Johnsbury.
For sale at the Company's Office, 50 Slate Street,
Boston, Mass., Hospital Lite Insurance Company
Building, or by J. C. Clark, Esq., First National
Bank St. Johnsbury
SAMUEL N. BROW.V, Pres't.
GEO. MA.Y, Treasurer,
Formerly Cashier First National Bank,
tApr tit. Jvhusbury.
GIFTS.
and Cashmere face shawls from
THE CHEAPEST AND BEST
Endowment Insurance
IN THE MARKET,
Giving a stated cash value
at end of two years. The
new feature of the Xational
Life, making a
STATED CASH VALUE
on ordinary Life Insurance
after three years, makes the
Cheapest and Most Convenient
Life Insurance sold anywhere.
Call and See the New Life Policy.
P. D. BLODGETT & CO.,
General Insurance Agents,
Y. LL C. A. Building, 113 Eastern Av.
iJInsincss zrd.
W. Ii. HALL, M. D.
rHYMClAN AMI SI KGKOX.
Office with Dr. G. B. Bollard. St. Johnsbury, Vt.
DR. J. E. HARTSHORN.
OHice over A. I. Howell's.
Ottise hours 9 to 10 a. in. ami 1 to j and 7 to 8 p. m
At home 60 Summer St., alter 10 p. in. t.Sapr J
O. V. HOOKER & SON,
MACHINISTS.
Piping and Steam Engine Kepairiui:.
Manufacturers Board Mills. Jobbing a Specialtj
Mill Mii-et, St. Jolinsbiiry.
MISS T. M. GUY.
Studio Music Hall lttiilliii.
Instructor in all branches ot Art. China Ieco
rating and Firing a specialty.
DR. C. F. O. TINKER,
IIKMIST.
Olhce over Bingham's ltrug Store.
A. D. EOWELL,
(Successor to Howard & Kona-II.)
Watches, Jewelry, Hooks and Stat iuitt-r ,
Cor. Maiu St. ami Eastern Avenue, St Joliiislur
G. H. CROSS,
Itaker mid 'on feet ioner.
Main Street, St. .lohusbury Vt.
F BLANCH ARD M D,
IMiysiciHU and Surgeon, . - I'eacliam, Yt
Also Notary Public.
Dr. R. W. WARNER.
Surgeon lellti-.t.
Union Block, Main St., SU Joliubuiy, Vl.
BATES & MAY,
ATTOIINKYS AT I..1YV,
Maiu St., Opp. Post OHice, - St. JoIiiisIhii ,.
DR. G. F. CHENEY,
IIEM'lSI,
Kooiii I, Union Block, St. JoIiiisIhii y, I.
W. C WARNER,
n'aU'liiuukcr und Jeweler,
Fine Watcli Work a Specialty.
Xr Eastern Avenue, - St. Johnsoui y, .
J. H. HUMPHREY
TKACIIICK OF VOCAL. MUSH:.
Private instruction given in voice building, am'
the art ot singing. Kooui iu Music Hall lUoi k.
DANIEL THOMPSON,
Proprietor ot I'addock Iron Works,
St. Johushury. Jobbing done to order.
F. V. POWERS,
Dealer iu
All Kinds ol General Merchandise,
Portlaud Street, ----- St. Johnsbiii j .
S. X. BROOKS, M. D.,
Practicing Physician and Surgeon,
Ollice at resideuce, opp. liukcry, St. .lohnsbiiry .
MILLER & RYAN,
Manufacturers and Dealers iu
Carriages aud Carriage Stock,
Cor. Portland and 11. 11. Sis., St. .lohiislun y.
CC.BINGHAM,
Druggist and Pharmacist,
5 I'.auk lil'k. Main Street, St. Johnsbiiiy, VI.
JOSEPH L. PERKINS,
1JENTIST,
Caledouian lilock, up stairs, St. Johusliury, Vt.
IDE & STAFFORD,
Attorneys and Counsellors at Law
Over Savings Hank, Main St., St. Johnsbury.
G. W. & G.
C. CAHOON,
Counselors at Law,
Lyndon and I.vmlonville, Vermont.
Ollice at Residence, Lyndon.
Ollice iu Fletcher's Hlock, Lyndonville.
HARVEY E. KELSEY.
Auctioneer, North Danville,
Vt.
ANODYNE
LlfilMEW
For INTKKNAL and KXTKKNAL ITS E.
The Most Wonderful Family Kemedy Kver
Known.
JsCUKKS Diphtheria, Croup, Asthma. Kron
chitis. Neuralgia, Klieiiiiialisin, Itlceding at the
Lungs, Hoarseness, Iutliieuza, Harking Cough,
Whooping Cough, Catarrh, Cholera Morbus, Dys
enterv. Chronic. Inarrluea. Rimicv I i-o'-ii
Spinal Diseases, Sciatica, Ijitv(
aud Soreness iu Body or Liiuhsr
I. S. JOHNSON Jt CO., - POSTON,
PARSONS PILLS
MAKE NEW KICH 1$U01
MAKE NEW RICH liLOOD
MAKE NEW RICH HLOOI)
Positively cure Constipation, Sick-Headache, Hili
ousucss., and all Liver and Jiouel Complaints,
Llood Poison, and Skin Diseases. (One Pill a
Dose). For Female Complaints these Pills have
no equal. If all who read this will semi their ad
dress on a postal I hey shall receive FKKK by mail
advice for which they will always Im; thankful.
One Im fills hy mail 2T els. in stamps.
I. S. JOHNSON ,t CO., - P.OSTON, MASS.
Make Hens Lay.
It is a well-known lact that most of the Horse and
Cattle Powder sold in this country 's worthless;
that Sheridan's Condit ion Powder is alu.lut. I y
pure and very valuable. Not hiug On Karlh Will
Make Hens Lay like Sheridan's ( a.uditiou Powder.
Dose, one tasMMiiifnl to each pint of I.hhI. Sold
very where, or sent by mail for cts. iu stamps.
We tiimish it in -J lb. cans, price, fl.oii. Hy mail,
tl.'Jtl. Six cans tr.(KI, express paid. Very valua
ble Circulars' Free.
I. S. JOHNSON & CO., - P.OSTON, MAS,
t Mar '!
C. F. SHEPHERD
47 Main St,
ICniunV ICIoc-k.
Photographic crk)
OF ALL KINDS.
I NSTA XTA X E0 US PI! 0C ENS.
f.YftO to the first baby whose pict ure I cannot take.
Call and see the work. Ktchings, Heliotypes aud
Artotypca of a hih order.
do.'t wait roit fir.siu.i:.
Safe Investments.
Capital,
Suiplus,
$750,000
400,470
$1,1 50,470
Guarantee Strength,
Record of our M years' business.
lii.Brrl Mortgages negotiated, aggregating il l.fiw,rl n
ii.'Jvi in force, o,.Kif.iirt
9.912 " paid. " .V4Ht.i.1
Interest paid aggregating 3.S4.V495
total paid to investors H, . I .. I
We have 3,014 patrons, to whom we can rclcr.
We do not claim to do the largest, but
the SAFKST business.
Savings Department for Small Amounts.
Full information furnished by
.1. It. WATKINS UND MOKTti.UiK CO.
tmar 'e'J Lawrence, Kansas, or
N.V. AIng'r, IIKNIiY DICKINSON, 319 I'.roadway
UPHOLSTERING.
The subscrilsrr is prepar-d to do all kinds ol l'p
bolstering Work, Furniture Uepairiug, laying car
pets, hanging window Shades, picking over h iir
Mattresses aud general Furniture Repairs.
N. II. SWITSKK.
Opposite Prebytcrian church. K.nt.in Ave. 7111
WEDDING
STATIONERY
We keep a full line ot the latest novelties iu
Wedding Cabinets, Kmliosscd Cards with Plaiu or
Gilt Beveled ridges. Combination lied Cards
Laced Cards, Invitatiou Cards, PaM-r, Kn vclopes.
etc., etc. Call and see samples
AT THIS OFFICE.
Furiu for sil or to Kent.
To a irood reliable person, situated two and on n
half miles from North Danville village. A good
place for an industrious man.
II A. W. HAWKINS
W. II. PRESTON, Auctioneer.
St. Johnsbury, Vt.
JOHNSON'S

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