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llfl'rfM iai' ' COMMENCED AUG. 8, 1837. ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT, FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 1898. VOL. LXI-NO. 3155 Business Cards. Physicians. J. A. THOMPSON, M. D., C. M., Phraicinn nnd Burgeon. Office 93 ttaxtcrn Ave , St. Johnsbury. Office Hours, 9 to 10 a. ra., 1 to 3 and 7 to 8 p. m. K. JT. E. IIAKTNUOKIV, BpecIalUi Kjre, SKar, No.e and Threat. No. :9 Muin St., , fit. Johnsbury, Vt. CHARLES L. BAILEY, M. D. Hnnacopaihlc Phraicinn and Burgeon. Office, Union Block, Danville, Vt. Office Hours, 12 to 1 SO p, ra., 6 to 7 p. m. E. H. ROSS.M D-, Physician and Burgeon. Office and residence, Hi Main Street, Telephone connection. C. A. CRAMTON, M. D. Phraicinn and Nurgeon. Ear, Noe, Throat and Cheat a upecialiy. Office, 29 Main Street. Residence, 32 Mt. Pleasant Street. Office Hours 9 to 10 a. ra., 1 to 3 and 7 to 8 p. ra. Telephone at office and residence Night call telephoned from office to residence. E. W. HITCHCOCK, M. D. Phraicinn und Burgeon. Office Hours until 9 a. m.: 1 to 2 and 7 to 8 p. m. 105 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. Vt. DR. H. BUSS. Veieiiunry Burgeon. Graduate of the Onturio Veterinary College. Office 118 Railroad Street. Trained Nurses. MISS NELLIE C. TYLER. Traiard Nurae. Oradnate of the Maine General Hospital. No. 4 Highland Ave., St. Johnsbury, Vt. TRAINED NURSES. Hiaa Alice Baker, iUiaa Jraale Mlnceck Graduates of the Providence, R. I., Hospital. 28 Clifl Street, fit. Johnsbury, Vt. Dentists. DR. C. F. CHENEY, DeutUt, Pythian Building, St. Johnsbury. R. W. WARNER, ' Burgeon Draiial. Citizens Bank Building, St. Johnsbury, Vt. Dr. C. H Mason's Cancer Cure can be had at this office. DR. J. L. PERKINS, Draiial, Corner Main Street and Eastern Avenue. A ttorneys. WENDELL P. STAFFORD, A Harney at f.aw, Bank Block, over Post Office, 8t. Johnsbury, BATES, MAY 4SIMONDS, Attorneys at Law, 69 Eastern Ave. St. ohnsbury. FARNHAM & PORTER, Aitorneju-al-l.a w. Collections a specialty. Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt. ALBERT PERLEY, Attoruer-at-ljavr. Collections a Specialty. Hardwick, Vt. I'ressmukers. MISS N. M. HILL, Dreaamnkiag. 29 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt. Piano Tuners, CEO. C. FELCH, Pianoforte Taaiag aad Krgulntiag. B Cherry Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt. ANNIE B. DANIELS. Oradnate Taning DrpnrlBienl New Eaglaad t oaaervmarr. Pianos and Organs tuned and repaired 21 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. Insurance Agents. MOORE A CO , Fire, Life and Accident Insurance. Steam Boiler, Plate OIh-s. Klrvntorand Km plojers- Lliliiiitv Insurance. Dealers in Coal. 32 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury, Vt. RICKABY & CO., Fire, Life, Accident nnd Plate Clnss luaurnnce. Kenl Eatnte. 80 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, Vt. THE VERMONT MUTUAL FIRE IN SURANCE CO. The Best. W. C. LEWIS, Agent. St. Johnsbury, Vermont. CRAWFORD RANNEY, Fire, l,ife nnd Accident luaurnnce. Pythian Building, St. Johnsbury, Vt FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE In the best companies. In uriinoe placed at snort notice. rKAntin i i suk, 28 Cliff Street. St. Johnsbury, Vt, Machinists. LYMAN S. HOOKER Solicits Machine Job Work. Light ma chinery and model work a specialty. MILL ST., ST. JOHNSllURY, VT, 0. V. HOOKER 4 SON, ninrhiiilala. Piping and Steam Engine Repairing. M'f's Board Mills. Jobbing a Specialty. Mill Street. St. Johnsbury. M Iscellnneous. C. F, GIBBS. 2 Paddock Street, M. Johnsbury, Vt, Vui Flomerannd F lorn I Design For sale at all seasons ot the year on short notice For Imn ed ntc attention order by telcgrapn, telephone or special delivery. SURVEYOR AND CIVIL ENCINEER J. .11. PKKIIA.H, .!. K. Drafting office, Scale works, , St. Johnsbury, Vermont, Business Cards. C. C. BINCHAM, Druggist and Pharmacist, 5 Bunk Block, Main St., St. Johnsbury. ERNEST CONZENBACH, Electrical Engineer, ' fit. Johnsbury, Vt. Electric Power and Llehtine Plants in stalled. PACKARD & THORNE, Arebitecta, Plans and Specifications furnished on appli cation. Pythian Building, St. Johnsbury, Vt. LUNENBURG HEIGHTS HOUSE, Lunenburg, Vermont, Open all the year for permanent and transient gurat" MRS. B. C. WHITE. LAUCHLIN'S, BARNET, VT. Horology, Pharmacy, Optical Work. Drugs, Medicines, watches, Silverware. Watches demagnetized and closely rated. NEW ADS. THIS WEEK. Maypole Soap. Ceylon and India Tea. Cash Sale A. M. Stanton Closing Out P. O. Clark. The North American Review. Do You Admire J C. Stevens. 94 per cent W. H S. Whitcomb. Clearance Sale The Old Bee Hive. A Pretty Foot J D. Patrldge & Co. Hard Times Barbour's Bus. College. A Wind-Kall-The King Clothir g Co. Annual Sale I.ougce Bros. & Smythe. A Prominent Me chant W. W. Sprague. Fire and Water Sale Boynton & Eastman. FRATERNITY MEETINGS. Palestine Commandery, No. 5, K. T. Palestine Commandery N o 5. Knicht Tem plar holds a Siwdal Conclave Thuisday eve niiig, January 18. The order of the Rtd Cross will be conierred P. F. Hazen, Commander. D. M. Bacon, Recorder. Knights of Pythias. Regular convention of Ad dlo Lodsre No. 2 Tuesday, Jan. 18 Installation of officers. work in "Page" rank. W. O. Shaw, C. C. H. T. Fibhbr. K. R. S. WEATHER RECORD. At Bingham's Drug Store, for the week ending January 12, 1897. Highest Lowest Thursday 32 12 Friday 85 25 Saturday 34 18 Sunday 27 10 Monday 22 4 Tuesday 23 5 Wednesday 36 20 LOCAL GATHERINGS. The Odd Fellows of the sixth district hold meeting here Feb. 3. The pro gramme it now being arranged. The order of Eastern Star will hold a district meeting in Lyndonville next Wednesday afternoon and evening. The literature class of the Woman's Club will meet at No. 20 Main street, Monday alternoon, Jan. 17, at 3 o'clock. Subject, " The English Bible." The Merchants bank will be closed Friday afternoon during the funeral of Col. Frederick Fletcher, who was the main mover in starting the bank and its first president. The membersof theAdclphian society surprised their president, Joseph Fair banks, on Wednesday evening last and gave him a very pleasant demonstration of their regard (or hira. Mrs. F. 0. Clark gave nn exhibition and sale of domestic cooking at her Sum mer street home yesterday afternoon. Food may be obtained duily at F. 0. Clark's store on Eastern avenue. -Chamberlin Post, G. A. R., Frost Camp, S. of V., and the W. R. C. had a public installation of officers last week Thursday evening. The ladies furnished refreshments during the evening. Remember the exhibition of the State Poultry and Pet Stock association in the Town Hall Jan. 25 28. The annual ban quet of the association will be given at the Avenue House on the evening of the 26th. Mr. and Mrs. Smythe, the clerks in Lougee Bros. & Smythe's store with a lew invited friends enjoyed a barge ride to Lyndonville last Friday evening. Landlord Webb served the party a good supper. . The annual meeting of the Caledonia Fair Ground Co. will be held in the Board of Trade rooms next Tuesday at 1.30 p. m. The agricultural society will hold its meeting in the same place at 10 a. m. next Tuesday. The St. Johnsbury fire department tendered Walter Husband a farewell banquet Mondnyevening. Mr. Husband wns a member of Hose Co. No, 4 and populur with all the boys. The firemen presented him with a fine grip. N. M. and F. A. Scott have com menced repairs ou their block damaged by the late fire. The middle block, the one occupied by the Moore & Co. insur ance office, will have a third story added to it, making it even with the block ou each side. A jolly company of 18 formed asnow shoe party last Friday evening and walked up the meadows of Sleeper's river toward the Hatchery. At tht close of this most exhilarating sport, they returned to the home of John W. Rnlch, where a chafing-dish supper was served by the ladies. The insurance has. been adjusted on Boyuton & Eastman's stock and a big fire sale will be opened next Wednesday. See ad in another column for bargains. The young ladies gymnasium class will meet in the Y. M. C. A. gymnasium next Tuesday evening at 7. 30 o'clock. Any young ladies wishing to join the class are invited to be present. Among the interesting articles in the January Vermonter Is one by the editor, Col. Charles S. Forbes, upon the develop, ment ot water and electric power in Ver mont. In this article it is stated that the St. Johnsbury Electric Street Railway company will be capitalized at $200,000 and bonded for $125,000, Wednesday evening W. H. Moulton in behalf of a number of the business men of th place presented Co. D. with a fine new flag. Major Bonett responded for the company, expressing thanks for the flag and culling for three cheers for both the fiig and Lieut. Moulton, an honor ary member of the company. "Dr." C. W. GofT, who left St. Johns bury under a cloud about a year ago, is now reported to be behind the bars at Sing Sing, N. Y. He attempted to prac tice medicine in New York state, and failing to produce a diploma as proof of his medical education the doctors of the place had him arrested with the result above stated. A number of the members of the North church Christian Endeavor society called on Nathan L. Thompson Wednes day evening and presented him with two fine books to show their appreciation of the efficient service he has rendered the society. The presentation speech was made by Miss Watson and she made Mr. Thompson understand that the society regretted very much to lose hira. R. B. Gammell leads all New England in soliciting accident insurance. He represents the Massachusetts Mutual Accident Insurance company and last month placed about 40 policies and he said he didn't morethanhalf workcither. The company sent him a telegram say ing that be lead all their agents for the month of December and a present of $25 or $30 will probably soon follow the telegram. This company lately paid John Poole $187 for the loss of an eye. The election of Capt. C. M. Bonett ofComp.inyD to be major is acabeof thoroughly deserved recognition and promotion. No captain connected with the Vermont National Guard has been more interested in and devoted to the highest success of his company than has Capt. Bonett, whose ability and faithful ness as a commanding officer has been appreciated not only by members ol the St. johnsbury Guard, but as well by all members of the regiment. The Cale donian congratulates Major Bonett on his election. Company D loses an excel lent captain and the regiment gets a good major. Silver Wedding The many friends of Rev. Henry W.Jones, a former pastor of the Norjh church, will be interested in the account ot his silver wedding. The Pomona, Cal. Times gives the lollowing account of it: "Christmas day was the silver wedding of Rev. and Mrs. Henry W. Jones. This fact had somehow leaked out and the ladies of the town planned a surprise for them in the shape of twenty-five sil ver dollars which were presented to them at the church Friday evening. To each dollar was neatly tied a bouquet of roses and an appropriate quotation. Mr. Jones is one of the few men of whom it can be said that he lives up to his con victions and yet has a broad mantle of charity for all people. May he and his good wife see .many more happy anni versaries." A Pleasant Reunlon.-Col. and Mrs. J. C. Clark. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Tyler, and Mr. and Mrs. P. F. Hazen enter tained very delightfully, on Tuesday evening, Gov. and Mrs. Grout and other participants of. the Nashville nnd Washington trips who chanced to be called here by the officers' school. A fine dinner was served at Col. Clark's residence on Summer street, the party numbering 24 After dinner the company held a very agreeable session in the par lor, during which music, reminiscences, and general sociability were indulged in. Pretty souvenir cards were funii-hed, on which was painted the state flower, the' red clover, while a list of the party, the date of the gathering, and a bit of senti ment were neatly printed on each card. Trustee Appointments. The village trustees have made the following ap pointments: Clerk, W. S. Boynton. Assistant clerk, C. S. Adnms. Fire department, A. L. Bragg, chief; Henry Howard, first assistant; E. A. Blodgclt, second assistant. Superintendent water works, R. G. Cheney. ' . Superintendent streets, M. J. Russell. Surveyors ot wood and lumber, Sins Randall, Daniel Carpenter, C. L. Carpen ter, C. C. Follen-by, Albert Harris, Wm. Wei herbee, Horace Randall, F. V. Powers, 0. P. Bennett, W. L Heath, A. L. Bragg and Jason Carpenter. PERSONALS. Mrs. Abbie McNeil is confined to the house by ill health, Prof, and Mrs. Arthur Fairbanks of New Haven, Conn., spent Tuesday ot his old home. B. F. Weeks has moved into the Co wles house on Pearl street. He recently pur chased this house. Frank Stafford and W. P. Stafford were called to Barre Monday to attend the funeral of a relative. Rev. M.J. Carmody will take another southern trip with the hope of receiving further benefit to his health. Frank D. Martell has purchased a barber shop in Montpelier of George W. Bonett and has taken possession. Henry Fuller will soon leave the office of E. and T. Fairbanks to take charge of the company's business in Montreal. Hon. and Mrs. J. B. Peckett of Brad ford were among the visitors in town during the session of the officers' school. Fish Commissioner J. W. Titcomb spent the first of this week in Boston. He left Wednesday for Florida on a business trip. Miss Katherine Harvey is convalescent after being confined to the bouse for a number of weeks with lung trouble and rheumatism. F. Farriugton, who has been stopping at the St. Johnsbury House lor several weeks, has gone to Boston. He is con templating a southern trip. Mrs. Lyman P. Wood of Burlington made a short visit among her friends last week and lift lor Boston Saturday, accompanied by Miss Isabel M. Paddock. John H. Drew left Monday for Chicago where he will spend several weeks visit ing his daughter, Mrs. Clarence Lamson. He hopes that the change may improve his health. Following are the advertised letters at the postoffice: Mrs. J. Banrasa. Mrs. Alphonse Dnmais, Adelia Gongne, Mrs. Sophronia Hammond, Miss Gertie Ked ney, Bert Andrews, S. H. Creaser, Ferdi nand Corneau, William Marshal, Chas. A. Paine, William Ross. D. G. C, L. W. Ro well, went to Barton on Monday evening last to assist Grand Commander, L. M. Cragin of Springfield, in the installation of the officers elect of Barton Commandery, ,lo. 752, U. 0. G. C. The installation was public and was well attended fj. .thef Uivns ot Barton. This commandery is doing good work and expects to add many new members during the present year. The many Iriends of G. W. Hallett of Kansas City have known that his health has been failing for several years and they will be interested to learn that after returning to Kansas City last September he grew rapidly worse and his sufferings became so severe that his recovery seemed impossible, but in November last a council was called of three physicians and one of the best surgeons in the West and they decided that one ot the most dangerous operations in surgery must be performed at once. The operation was a perlect success and although the re covery owing to his long illness and great suffering must necessarily be very slow, the physician and his friends feel confident that in a few months he will be in better health than for many years past. L. M. Crtigin of Springfield, grand commander of the W. O G. C of Vermont, with his wile and daughter, spent Wednesday in town. In the evening he installed the officers of Green Mt. com mandery, No. 335, of this place. On Thursday evening he installed the officers of West Concord commandery, No. 652. On Fiiday erening he will officially visit the commandery at Lvndonville. He is just beginning a tourol the command eries of the state and expects to add many new members to the order this winter. H is peculiarly fitted tor this work and is very nopular. University of Vermont Notes. The Medical college opened Jan. 6, the fresh man class numbering 135. President Buckham was in New York a few days last week. The Ariel board expect to have the college annual out sometime before the spring vacation. Miss Ruth Rouse of England, repre senting theY. M C. A., spoke before the young ladi s at Grass Mount, Jan. 9, Miss Pertber, '01, of Wells, Vt., who has been seriously sick for some time, is not expected to live A college meeting was held Jan. 7. and G.J. Holdei. '99, was elected manager of the foot: ball team, C. M. Heton, '00, assistant manager. It isexpttttd that Hamlin, one of the pitchers ot the Yule Varsity team last year, will (titer the Medical college some time this winter. The mutjcal clubs left Monday, Jan. 10, for a wck's trip- through the south ern part oh he state. Prof. Lilsley of the Medical college will address tie members of the Botanical club Fridny evening, Jan. 14. on the subject on of "bacteriology." The Dairy school of the 'University opened Monday, the 10th, lor its seventh annuul session. The school can-only ac commodate 50, and this number has alrtadv Iven registered und several have been refusid admission. DEATH OF COL. FREDERICK FLETCHER. One of the Best Known Business Men In the State. Passes Away at the Advanced Age ot 93,-Sketch of His Life. At three o'clock Wednesday afternoon occurred the death of Col. Frederick Fletcher, one of St. Johnsbury's best known and, with one exception, its old est citizen. The end came quickly and peacefully, and at a time when hardly expected. It was known that theeud was near, but it was thought that there would yet be a tew more days. A week ago Monday Col. Fletcher was out and enjoyed a long ride. Wednesday night he was taken with some stomach trouble and has since gradually grown weaker. He retained his mental lacul ties until the very last. Tuesday a gen tleman from Greensboro was with him and they talked over some business mat ters for several minutes. Wednesday t v. morning his son, Col. T.C.Fletcher, spent some time with him, talking overvaii ous business matters. It was wonderful the way this remark able man retained his mental faculties, keen and alert until the very last, and his physical faculties almost as long. When he celebrated his 87th birthday it was said of him that he "bore the burden of his more than fourscore years lightly, and of physical infirmities he has hardly a trace, aside from a slight failure of eyesight, which has only recently obliged him to wear glasses. All his physical fac ulties are a acute those of a ninnfin the prime of lite. His hearing is un impaired, his step is firm and vigorous and, walking or driving, his tall, erect figure impresses a stranger as belonging to an. alert business. manof 50 or 60 years." This was said of him on the day he was 87 years old, and the same could almost be said ol him a year or so ago. Of course the six years added to the 87 had made his step a little less firm and vigorous, his figure a little less erect, but his mental faculties were not changed, they were strong and acute to the very last. Col. Frederick Eletcher was bom in Woodstock Nov. 21, 1804, the youngest of 12 children ot James and Catherine Fletcher. The family was a notable one, both for the longevity of its members and for the prominence they took in the affiirs of the time and for the success they invariably achieved in whatever they undertook. The father was born in Chest, rfield, N. H., in February. 1757, the combined lives of father and son thus covering a span of 140 years. The mother was born May 15. 1762. The 12childrtn were born as follows: Polly, Feb. 6. 1780; Russell, Dec. 17. 1781; Sally, Sept. 7, 1784; Benjamin, Jan. 25, 1787; James, March 31, 1789; Seth. Aug. 12 1791; Perry and Paris, (twins) March 21 1794; Joseph, March 20, 1797; Catherine, Oct. 28, 1709; Thad deus R.. Nov. 12, 1801; Frederick, Nov. 21, 1804. The children all lived to be very old, with the exception of Perry, who died in early lilc. James died at the age of 92 and Paris ai 86. The family being large the older chil dren would leave home when they be came old enough to seek their fortunes in other places. They were made of the right material to work and succeed and succeed they did. Paris Fletcher, at an early age, went to Bridport, Addison county, opened a saddler's shop and then a country store, prospered, and when he died was the richest man in that county. Frederick and Thaddeus followed Paris und therethey laid the foundation of their fortunes. Alter working for Paris a year or two and Baving a small sum of money, they were ready for a start alone with something that promised bigncr money. They decided to establish themselves in the mercantile business in Jericho nnd their brother Paris guaranteeing their bills for a small amount with a New York wholesale house they started out under favorable circumstances. With their business ability and industry it was not long before they wire transact ing a Inrne mercantile business. Their business gradually but surely and salely expanded. Thev commenced to estab lish stored in different towns in the coun ty. In u lew yeurs they had seven stores r 4 f - A j ? f in as many towns nnd were doing an immense business. To successfully carry on such an enterprise as theirs required extraordinary business ability, close ap plication and hard work. These two men possessed the qualities necessary for such an enterprise and were soon rapidly accumulating money. They naturally took an interest in the public affairs of their town. Thaddeus became interested in politics and was elected a senator for one term, perform ing the duties of the office to the satisfac tion of his constituents. Frederick took an interest in the militia and concerning this mention will be made later in this article. He also established a poor farm which seven towns bad access to and which'proved a great success in the care of the poor. In 1842, when Thaddeus was 42 and Frederick 38, the brothers decided to close out their business and retire to Burlingion. Their mercantile businessin in Jericho had been unusually successful and each had accumulated a snug for tune. Thaddeus later became very rich and bis large lortune finally went to the establishment of the Fletcher free library and the Mary Fletcher hospital in Bur lington. Col. Frederick Fletcher's reputation as a man of great business ability at once brought him to the front' in Burlington business circles. When the Farmers and Mechanics' bank was organized in 1834 he was made a director. On becoming a resident of Burlington he was elected president of the bank, holding the office for many years and guiding the affiairs of the bank with great ability. It is needless to say that under his admin istration the bank was a success. Some differences finally arising among the stockholders of the bank the instution was merged into the present Merchants bank of Burlington. Some of the stock holders of the bank were violent demo crats and thinking that no bank would be able to prosper after the election of Abraham Lincoln they made trouble that resulted in the above change. Frederick Fletcher, always familiarly known as Col. Fletcher, derived this title from his connection with the militia, which he entered in 1826 as captain He passed through tbJL subordinate grades up to a colonel otthe 8th regi ment. He was a prominent figure in the state militia until 1850, when he retired He was the first man in VtVmont to add the now familiar brass bind to a regi ment on occasion of par? ) muster And other public occasions. M'hen he was commissioned colonel in 1838 the militia bad just been reorganized and consisted ot-three divisions, nine brigades and 27 regiments. Silas H. Jennison was gov ernor and commander-in-chief, Gen. Stephen Doleot Danville was commander of the second division and Gen. E. B. Chase of Lyndon, of the third division, while James Morse of Wateriord and James Gilkerson of Ryegate, both colonels, commanded the Caledonia county regiments. Col. Fletcher was in all probability the last of the 12 generals and 27 colonels who commanded the militia of those days. Col. Fletcher became a resident of St Johnsbury about 36 years ago. His son, Col. Truman C. Fletcher, had already established himself in business here. He has since been one of St. Johnsbury's most prominent citizens, evidently prefer ring the climate of this section of the state to that about Lake Champlain He wns accustomed for many years to spend a part of each summer on his larye farm in Shelburne, ndjoining the magnifi cent estateof Dr. Seward Webb. On this farm is a stately stone mansion. The property wus once owned by Congress man Meech, a great man in early Ver mont days. During his early residence in St. Johns bury, Col. Fletcher was mainly instru mental in the organiz ition of the Mer chants N itional bank. He was its first president and its director for a number ol years. Col. Fletcher wns first married in 1831 to Maria Chittenden, who died in 1834. On Jan. 14. 1836, he married Beuluh Chittenden, a sister of his first wife. These two ladies were duughtersol the Hon. Truman Chittenden and grand daught rs of the Hon. Thomas Chitten den. The Chittenden family is oerh.ios the most distinguished and illustrious family in the siute. The founder ol this family, Mrs. Frederick Fletcher's grand father, was the fust governor ol our commonwealth and a great (actor in its establishment. Truman Chittenden was a n ited cit zen of the state for many years and the present head of the family is the honorable Lucius E. Chittenden of New York. It is a family fumous lor its ability and patriotism for many venrs. Mrs. Fletc'ier died March 16, 1863, at the a Ivnnced ' age of 81 years. Of three children one son survives the father and mother, Col. Truman C.Fletcher of St. Johnsbury. During his residence in St. Johnsbury the management of his real estate and financiul interests has commanded his attention and up to the very last he gave these affairs the same careful atten tion that be did years ago. In politics he was first a whig, casting his first presidential vote in 1828 for John Quincy Adams. He has voted at every presidential election, joining the republican party in 1856. He repre sented the town ot Underhill in the legis- ature in 1843, '44 and '45 and was rep resentative from Shelburne in 1861 and '62. He has held many town offices of trust. Col. Fletcher's capital, when he left home at the age of 14 to seek his fortune, was a homespun suit of clothes and 25 cents. The 25 cents went for food on the first day away from home. But he was not long without money, his industry and hard work finally brought it to him in a sufficient abundance. He was a gentleman of the old school, tall and erect, with smooth face and courtly manners and was for manyyears one of the most familiar fiigures on our streets. He was a lover of good horse flesh and not Iiug ago was frequently seen driving the family carriage snd pair as deftly as the yonng man of 25. A worthy and influential member of the Episcopal church be did much for that society in this town. He could read, write or sign bis name up to within a short time ago as easy as ever be conld, so he used to say. His longevity he at tributy to bis habits of industry, his frugality and temperance in all things. A familiar figure on our streets for so many years Col. Fletcher will be much missed. He was a delight'ul man to visit with, a fine conversationalist with a fund of interesting anecdotes and rem iniscences never exhausted. The funeral will be held from his late residence this afternoon at two o'clock, conducted by the Masonic lodge. It is expected that a delegation will be pres ent from the Washington lodge of Bur lington, of which Col. Fletcher was one of the oldest, if not the oldest, living member. It was a request of his, made two years ago, that the funeral should be thus conducted. . flozart Symphony Club. The Mo zart Symphony cinb, Thursday evening, Jan. 20, is thenextentertainmentin the Y. M. C. A. lecture course and it promises to be a rare musical treat. The artists in the company are as follows: Mr.Otto -Lund, solo violin; Richard Stnelzer, viola; Herr Tueo.' Hock, vi lin; Mrio Blodeck, cello; assisted by Miss Marie Gumaer, prima donna; Richard Stoelzer, viola d'Armoar soloist and Archilute; Herr Theo. Hoch, cornet viriiv, Roman triumphal trumpet and A pi e echo horn; Mario Blodeck, da w'" ..oa soloist. Below are a few press noticx : The prize song, "Meistersinger," by R. Wagner, on the violo d'Amonr, was ren dered by Herr Richard Stoelzer in a way that suggested the instrument p ssessed life of a sympathetic nature. Musical Courier, N. Y. Mr. Blodeck in his Da Gambasolo.nn instrument of mellow sweetmss, was well appreciated, and he was recalled. Cincinnati, O. A violin solo by Otto Lund convinced the audience by the ease und grace of his movements that he is a perfect master of bis instrument New Haven, Conn. The new Alpine horn solo took the audience bv storm. The lung capacity of Herr Hoch, the cornetist ol the even ing,excited the wonder and admiration of the audience. Brooklyn, N. Y.. 1897. Wnile every participant an I mem ier was most cordially received, possibly the most enthusiastic demonstration of ap preciation was elicited hy the vocalist, Miss Marie Louise Gumaer. Especially notable were her encores. She coin' lines the triple attraciiveness of unusu il per sonal beauty, rare vocal talent, and high culture. Philadelphia, Pa. The celebrated Moz irt.Symphony club with its distinguished artists, played its programme with exquisite finish and irreproachable ensemble Boston, Mass. fir. Conwell Coming. The lecture committee are pleased to announce that Rev. Russell H. Conwell of Philadelphia has been secured to fill the vacancy in the course caused by Dr. Gunsaulus' illness. Mr. Conwell comes here Wednes day, February 9, and it is needless to say that this popular lecturer will be greeted by a large and appteciative audience. This will be his last lecture this season, as he sails February 12 as conductor of a party through the Holy Land. Heavy Pensioners. In the New York Sun's list ot pensioners drawing over $45 a month there is only one from Caledo nia county, Warner C. Focg of West Burke, who receives $72 per month. George W. Flanders of Greensboro Bend, George C. Chamberlin and Burnhtim Cowrlery of Bradford, Peter Young of West Derby, Andrew J. Marey and Joseph H. Merrett of Newport, are among those who receive the same sum. Delegates AppointedGov. Grout has uppomted Henry Wills of Burling ton nnd Dr. James D.Tunneroi Winooski delegates from Vermont to the National Fishery congress to be held at Tampa, Fla., begirning Jan. 19. These gentle men, who are spending the winter at Tampa, are both members ol the Fish and Game League. The appointment is made ut the tequest of persons actively interested in the congress, who want Vermont represented.