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ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT, FRIDAY, APRIL 2G, 1895. VOL. LVII1-NO. 3013. NEW ADS Till WEEK. House for Sale. Boardera Wanted. Annual Meeting. Rooms to Rent. Mock Court Trial. Trouser-J. A. Moore. Insurance-Moore & Co. Bicycle for Sale W. P. Kelley. Com. Notlce-S. T. Brooks' Est. Mew Arrangement-C. H. Bagley. Bicycle for Sale W. H. McMillan. Students Attention A. D. Rowell Co. Pres. of Account Ellis D. Cole's Est. License to Sell Sarah E. Globs' Est. License to Sell David W. Choates Est. License to Sell Orpha W. Knapp's Est. The Man Whose Clothes Fit J. S. Meigs. Wagons and Carts Scott & Underwood. Bring in Your Pictures Hall & Stanley. Weather Beeerd. At Bingham's Drug Store, for the week nrflng April 24, 1893. Highest. Lowest Thursday 60 37 Friday 63 26 Saturday 55 33 Sunday 65 25 Monday 4.5 26 Tuesday 50 27 Wednesday 60 28 NEWS ABOUT HOME. -E.& T.Fairbanks & Co.have de clared a dividend of $5 per share, liable May 1. The annual meeting of E.& T. Fairbanks & Co. will be held at the scale office on Wednesday, May 8. C.F. Ranney of Newport gave an interesting and very practical talk at the Y. M.C. A. last Sunday after noun. The Scanlan house on Maple street has been sold by John Fon taine to Joseph Richards. Consider ation $1,600. On account of the small audience at the Y. M. C. A. hall last evening the Harper's Ferry Quartette did not give their entertainment. Passutnpsic lodge, F. & A. M., will assist in the funeral services of i he late Col. Fairbanks. Meeting at the hall at 9.30 a. m. tomorrow. The University of Vermont Glee & Banjo club will give an entertain ment at Music Hall Friday evening, May 3d, under the auspices of the St. J. A. Athletic Association. L. G. Wheaton, engineer at the scale works, bad the middle finger of his right hand crushed in the ma chinery one day last week. The fin der was amputated at the first joint. The speakers for the class exer cises commencement for the Senior class at the Academy will be : Tink er, orator; Miss Austin, essayist; Graham, poet; White, prophet; Miss Ide, odist. A new balloon is in preparation I t C. C. Bennett, the aeronaut, who .rave several exhibitions last fall. He is now making engagements for the c.miing season, and has contracted a i appear at South Ryegate and Topsham. The clouds of dust which have I oen blown about bring to mind the tact that St. Johnsbury owns a few street sprinklers, but ofcourseitis t o early in the season to expect their services. Hurry in a matter like this would be unseemly. Twenty-five thousand eggs of steel-headed trout have been received from California by Superitendent Titcomb of the National fish hatch ery near here, which are to be devel oped for placing in Lake Champlain. About- fifteen thousand lake trout try are already sporting in the tanks. On Sunday afternoon and even ing quite an extensive fire raged in the pasture land on Harris hill. About half the hill was severely scorched, and the fire approached perilously near some houses. A num ber of men and boys fought the blaze and prevented it from spreading be y jnd control. Last Monday morning the rail road bridge about half a mile south of Passutnpsic was found to be on fire, and the roof was burned off be tore it could be checked. Sparks from a passing engine caused the blaze. Travel was not delayed to a serious extent. A few of the intimate friends of Elroy Clayton, fearful lest he might Ifave town without giving them a chance to say good-bye, tendered '"in a complimentary banquet last "ight. Allison and Davis furnished lie good things, which were thor oughly enjoyed by all participants The bone mill, belonging to the pital Soap Co., SuramervHle, which was burned down last week Thursday night, was insured in Moore & Co.'s agency for $2,600; the loss, as estimated by H. M. Bar rett, who has charge of the business there, is about $5,000. The mill may possibly be rebuilt in another locali ty, as the people in the vicinity regard its presence as very disagree able. W. S. Bailey of East Hardwick comes here next Monday with his string of horses. He will keep them at the Fair ground through the sum mer. He has a fine lot of horses this year. E. T. & H. K. Ide are building a blacksmith shop in the foundation of the proposed steam laundry. It will be a two-story structure 70 by 50 feet. Charles N. Corriveau will occu py it and do carriage repairing, be sides blacksmithing work. The directors of the Pythian block have engaged Horace Randall to have charge of rebuilding the block, and the work will be done by the day. The new building will not be changed much except it will have solid brick walls throughout. On Sunday a large rock, weigh ing about thirty tons, fell from a ledge on to the railroad track be tween the two bridges north of Bar ton and a wreck train was dis patched to remove it. Fortunately no accideut happened before it was discovered. The regular monthly meeting of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union will be held next Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock in Y. M. C. A. hall. Delegates are to be chosen for the county convention, which is to be held at Barnet, Tuesday and Wed nesday, May 28 and 29. A full at tendance is desired. We have received a copy of the W. P. I., published by the students of the Worcester Polvtechnic Insti tute. Horace Carpenter of St. Johns- bury is business manager, and to him we owe thanks for the number on our desk. A fine portrait of T. C. Mendenhall, Ph. D., president of the institute, forms the frontispiece. Tuesday the Stanley Opera house will be the scene of a grand May day ball, given undertheauspices of Apol lo lodge, No. 2, Knights of Pythias. From 8 to 9 o'clock an amusing en tertainment will be given by the Pythian Minstrels, who have a num ber of clever people in the caste. The St. Johnsbury full orchestra will fur nish music. The DeMoss family, of much fame, will give a musical entertainment in the Baptist church on Monday evening. What they cannot do with musical instruments is not worth doing, for they play forty-five instru ments, and sing their owu and other authors' composition. The family is well known and all we can say is do not fail to attend the concert. Last Sunday was a beautiful spring day, and it was all the more enjoyable because of the contrast to Easter Sunday. Those whose incli nations led them for a walk on the bills had a rare treat, for the atmos phere was in a perfect condition for viewing the surrounding country. Not a few of ourcitizents thus made use of the warm and pleasant day. The many friends of Ozro Clay ton, formerly physical director of the Y. M. C. A., are pleased to note the good reputation he is making for himself as a professional ball player on the Haverhill, Mass., team. The Boston Herald of yesterday in an account of the game between the Haverhill and Andover nines, says "Clayton played the star game for the Haverhills, catching several dif ficult flies." The organization of the Board of Trade standing committees is under way, and some of them are prepared for business. C. P. Carpenter is chairman of the manufacturers com mittee, and R. W. Laird, secretary ; real estate, B. B. Flint, chairman, Z. A. Richardson, secretary; mercan tile affairs, L. N. Smythe, chairman J. S. Meigs, secretary; transporta tion, H. N. Turner, chairman, J. B. Gage, secretary. Other committees are desired to organize without de lay in order that the Board may be able to deal with all business coming before it. PERSONALS. Mr. Smith, secretary of the Y. M. C. A., paid a visit to Boston on Mon day and Tuesday. D. Oakley and family moved to this town from Lyndonville on Monday. Mr. Oakley will work at the scale factory. E. W. Gustin, of the firm of E. W. Gustin & Co., art publishers, New York, visited his old home this week, looking remarkably well. Miss Alice Brown, who is taking a course in vocal music at the Conser vatory at Boston, has been visiting friends here the past week. Rev. Dr. A. H. Heath will give an address at the Lamoille county con ference at Hyde Park, May 7. His theme will be "Spiritual Dynamics." Fireman Doty, who recently lost his left hand in mounting an engine upon which he was fireman, is doing very nicely. He is now able to be about. Rev. G. 0. Webster, a former Bap tist pastor here, has been engaged to represent the Phoenix Mutual Insur ance Company with headquarters at Burlington. The Lewiston Journal makes very pleasant mention of Mary Morse Benton as having painted some fine pictures from nature. Her many friends will be glad to hear of her success. Miss Emily Frances Livingston of St. Albans is making a visit to her uncle, A. S. Livingston, during his illness. Mr. Livingston is slowly improving though he is still confined to his bed. Mrs. C. M. Stone and Miss Mary E. Stone reached home Thursday morn ing from Colorado Springs, where they have been spending the winter. Philip H. Stone will remain there a while longer. On another page will be found a poem by Miss Mary B. Fuller of Springfield, Mo. Miss Fuller is the daughter of President H. T. Fuller of Drury College and is well remem bered as a former resident of St Johnsbury. Mr. W. A.Thompson, son of Daniel Thompson of this town, who has had considerable experience in hotel business, has been engaged as head clerk and manager of the United States hotel, which is delightfully situated in the business portion of Newport. L. P. Thayer, publisher of the Republican, has sold a third interest in his recent purchase, the Bellows Falls Times, to Willis C. Belknap, a Vermont boy for the past year con nected with the Chattanooga Daily Times. Mr. Belknap is a graduate of the Methodist Seminary, and. will edit the paper. We are glad to wel come him to the ranks"of our news paper men. Mr. and Mrs. Farrington of Wal den, who have been wintering in Florida, arrived here on their wav home after visiting Washington and Boston en route. They say that the frosts .made Florida less pleasant than it should have been to visit, and the state will not recover from the injury for eight or ten years After staying a week or so here, they will return to Walden for the sum mer. CBURCH BOTES. Dr. Heath of the North church, has arranged with Rev. Dr. Edward T. Fairbanks of the South, to unite the congregations at the evening services for a few weeks, Dr. Heath delivering his addresses to young men occas ionly at the South churches, thus relieving Mr. Fairbanks from duty in the evening for a time, The lecture next Sunday evening will be given at the South church. ; A May-day dinner is to be given next Wednesday, from 12 to 2 p. m., by the ladies of Grace Methodist church, at the vestry. It is needless to say to those who have patronized their tables in the past, that, as usual, they will be richly laden with a feast of fat things. , "Quick truths from quaint texts," the second address of this series, will be given at Grace Methodist church next Sunday evening by Rev. Mr. Tyrie, from the words, "And as he was busy here and there he was gone." ADVERTISED LETTERS. The advertised list for week ending Apr. 20 is Miss M. McVey, Nellie Nelson, George F. Gordon, Henry G. Gunter, T. C, Hitchcock, Joe Lambert, Clasen E. Morse, Elisha Sargeant, L. E. Taylor. THE CONOR EG A TION A L CIVB. The plans are being matured for the organization of the new Congre gational club here next Monday evening and there is every prospect of a very profitable gathering. The meeting will be held at the North church and the first thing on the programme is a reception which lasts from 3 to 4.30. At the latter hour the organization will be perfected and other business transacted. At 6 o'clock the ladies of the North church will serve supper to the visit ors aid members of the club. A meeting for informal addresses will be held at 7.30. Among the speak ers will be President Tucker of Dart mouth College, Judge Walter P. Smith of this place and Rev. E. A. George of Newport. All friends of the denomination on the east side of the state are invited to be present at the first meeting and become mem bers of the club. PARISH MEETING. At the annual parish meeting of St. Andrew's church last Monday evening these officers were elected : Senior Warden, E. D. Blodgett. Junior Warden, W. S. Bovnton. Clerk, P. F. Blodgett. Treasurer, H. W. Blodgett. Committee on church property, W. S. Boynton and D. D. Patterson. These were chosen delegates to the diocesan convention to be held in Montpelier next June: L. P. Harri raan, James Ritchie, Elisha May, George F. Cushman. Substitutes, C. T. Waters, Clinton B. Weeks, C. T. Bingham, H. W. Blodgett. Eleven vestrymen were chosen. . The music committee will be ap pointed by the rector. The treasurer reported that the current expences of the year would be met in full and the rector announced that the old indebtedness would be met in full. A PLEASANT SUGARING OFF. The Fairbanks Co. issued a general invitation to a sugar party at their orchard on Friday afternoon, so im mediately after dinner groups of people were to be seen ascending the hill in that direction. The day was beautifully fine and warm, and those who were able to take advantage of the opportunity for an outing were for--iste... About 200 guestsenjoy ed the Company's hospitality, and and rested and consumed sugar in its various forms to their hearts' content. Such an invitation as the above was all the more appreciated this year, because the season has been a poor one for sugar. The Company has made much less sugar thisspring than usual, only about 1000 trees being tapped. On Saturday the Academy and the schools bad their turn, and the camp was a place of much jollity for a few hours. THE FLOOD SUBSIDES. The effects of last week's deluge have gradually been wearing off and the business of the districts affected has resumed its ordinary course. The numerous breaks in railways were speedily repaired, and the mail service is regular once more. Owing to the beautiful fine spring weather which succeeded the rains, the coun try had the best chance possible to recover, and while the losses by the flood are severely felt, there is general thankfulness that they were no worse. The washout on the Lake road was fixed last week Thursdav night. Trains are now running at a slower rate over a temporary trestle. ANNUAL MEETING. The annual meeting of the Dupont Manufacturing Company was held here last Friday and the old board of directors elected. The board con sists of C. H. Stevens, E. H. Blossom, O. S. Abbott, A. H. McLeod and J. O. Drouin. Owing to the financial depression no dividend was earned the past year. The company, how ever, did a good business and there has been a steady demand for their hammers. Their business has begun to improve and with Mr. Celley to represent them on the road it is be lieved there will be a larger demand for their machines. F. P. S. C. E. The executive meeting of Caledo nio County Christian Endeavor Un ion will be held Saturday, April 27, at 1.15 p. m., in parlors of Y. M. C. A., St. Johnsbury, to appoint com mittees and arrange plans for the coming county convention to be held at Wheelock, the last part of 'May. Every effort will be made to secure the best speakers, and with the cor dial hospitality of the entertaining friends, all may be assured of a prof itable and interesting convention. A NOBLE LIFE ENDED. Col. Fraaklia Fairbanks Passes Away Wednesday Eveuiuf. ...a Sketch of a Useful Life. Col. Franklin Fairbanks died at Underclyffe on Wednesday evening, April 24, at twenty-five minutes past ten. The brief intelligence conveyed in this sentence brings sorrow to the heart of every one in this town from the little child to the oldest resident. No one was dearer to the hearts of the people of this town and no one has done more for those he loved and those who loved him than the one who has now been called home. It will be recalled that Mrs. Frank lin Fairbanks died on Feb. 4 last in Springfield after a long and painful illness. For months Col. Fairbanks carried the burden of hersickness on his heart, in addition to the heavy load of business cares, and all through her last illness was by her side watching her life slowly ebb away. When the end finally came the strain upon his nervous system had been so great that he could not bear it. Within a week after her death he was confined to the house with the grip and this dread disease slowly reduced his vitality and left him ill-fitted to cope with a more serious trouble. For about ten weeks he was confined to his room on account or bis weakened condi tion, and though no serious symp toms had developed .everyone felt that unless his strength soon returned something else would take him away. On Saturday morning last his physician discovered that embo lism had developed in one foot. This is the formation of a clot of blood, wnicn is scientifically termed an embolus, which leaves the heart and stops somewhere in the system and produces a stoppage of the circula tion. When an embolus forms on the brain it causes paralysis; when it forms in an artery it causes arte rial embolism and is almost always fatal. Realizing that a crisis in the case had been reached, medical experts r . a were summoned irom Boston ana Springfield, and it was hoped that on Sunday Col. Fairbanks might have strength enough to have the foot re moved with a possible chance of pro longing his life for some time. The physicians found him too weak Sun day to undergo an operation and it was hardly expected he would live through the day. Last Sunday will be remembered as one of the saddest Sabbaths in the history of our village. A notice of Col. Fairbanks' critical condition was reud from the North church pul pit and this inexpressibly sad and unexpected intelligence cast a gloom over the whole village. Friends and relatives,were summoned from other places and the family felt the end was very near. Near theclose of the day his condition improved a little and this improvement continued through Monday and Tuesday, so that a faint ray of hope was afforded the friends that he might recover. But on Wednesday morning a change for the worse came and there was a gradual failure through the day. It was a great comfort to the weary watchers that his mind was clear through the long hours from Sunday morning until Wednesday night and that with few exceptions there was no suffering. His mes sages to those be loved that came so frequently on the last days of bis life are the choicest remembrances of a good and useful life. He made a gal lant fight for life, but had not the vitality to win. He wanted to live that he might be of more use to those he loved ; yet he was ready to die and passed away while asleep. Franklin Fairbanks was the youngest of the four sons of Erastus and Lois Fairbanks, and was born in this town June 18, 1828. Only three of the nine children of Gov. Erastus Fairbanks are now living, Charles Fairbanks, who resides in Nice, France, Mrs. C. M. Stone of this town and Mrs. C. L. Goodell of Boston. Gov. Erastus Fairbnnks was one of the makers of this village, and he and his two brothers laid the foundations well for an upright com munity that was to be filled with an industrious and God-fearing people. The brothers and their sons and daughters, to quote from Ex-President Seelye's beautiful tribute to St. ohnsbury, "have made this village well nigh as conspicuous for its schools, its churches, its library and its art museum, as for the industry which has established and nourished these. But most conspicuous of all are the virtue, the peace, the content ment, the social order which pre vails." Franklin Fairbanks was educated in the common schools of the village, and then took a course at the lead ing academies of New England. He was a year and a half at Pinkerton academy, Derry, N. H., then at Peacham academy, and completed his education at St. Johnsbury acad emy, lnose wno attended tne cen tennial of the Peacham church last August will recall the letter read from him on that occasion and the beautiful tribute he paid to the in fluence of Peacham academy and the church. He did not go to college, but received in 1877 the degree of M. A. from Dartmouth college. He always took, however, a deep inter est in education, and was trustee of St. Johnsbury academy, of Rollins college, Winter Park, Fla., and of Northfield seminary, the school for young ladies founded by Evangelist Moody. At the age of 17 he entered the em ploy of E. & T. Fairbanks & Co., and though as he grew older be had large interests here and elsewhere, he will best be remembered in a business way from his interest in the scale works which bear his name. By actual labor in the various depart ments, and having a natural instinct for mechanics, he made himself fa miliar with everything that had to do with the making of a scale. He afterwards was clerk in the store and in all the departments of the office of the establishment, and these years of experience in the shop, store and office served as a school to give him a technical and business educa tion, which proved invaluable to him all through his life. On January 1,. 1856, when he was 27 years of age, he was admitted as a partner to the scale firm, and during his long and important service with the firm he has seen the business grow from an annual product of $50,000 to $3,000,000, and the force of work men from 40 to nearly 600 in the busy times. To his efficient manage ment is due much of the remarkable success and growth of this company, and as this word is used it is a re minder that the last member of the old firm so long and familiarly known as the "Company" has now passed away. In 1876 the private firm of E. & T. Fairbanks & Co., was incor porated under the same name and Horace Fairbanks was elected presi dent and Franklin Fairbanks vice president. The latter was also chosen superintendent of the corpor ation, a position for which he was well prepared by his practical know ledge of all the operations of the. establishment. Henaturallv assumed the practical, while his brother Horace undertook the business ad ministration. At the death of Gov. Horace Fairbanks in 1888 Franklin succeeded him as president of the cor poration, a position which he has ever since held. He was quite an in ventor, and many of his scales and various parts and improvements on previous patterns of scales have been patented, andare constantly made at the factory. The revolving beam for letter balances has been adopted by the United States government, and is in use in nearly every post office in the United States. In 1880 he went to San Francisco to set up a testing' machine of his own invention for the government. Col. Fairbanks received his title from service on the staff of Gov. Hall in 1858. His father was gov ernor ot the state in 1852 and again in 1860. Franklin Fairbanks served on his father's staff in his sec ond term and was active in raising and equipping the first five regiments from Vermont for the civil war. He also had the practical charge of the scale factory when artillery and har ness irons were made for the gov ernment. Col. Fairbanks always held a great respect for the boys in blue and the Grand Army had no (Continued on 4th Page.