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COMMENCED AUG. 8, 1837. ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT, FRIDAY, JANUARY 21, 1898. VOL. LXI-NO. 315G Business Cards. Physicians. J. A. THOMPSON, M. D., C. M.. Physician and Surgeon. Office 05 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury. Office Honrs, 9 to 10 a. m., 1 to 8 and 7 to 8 p. m. B. J. E. HAKTMIIORN, Specialist Eye, Bar, Note and Throat. No. 29 Main St., St. Johnsbury, Vt. CHARLES L. BAILEY, M. D. Homeopathic Physician and Burgeon. Office, Union Block, Danville, Vt. Office Hours, 12 to 1.80 p. in., 6 to 7 p. m. E. H. ROSS.M D-, Physician and tturgeon. Office and residence, 84 Main Street. Telephone connection. C. A. CRAMTON, M. D. Physician and Burgeon. Ear, Nose, Throat and Chest a specialty. Office, 29 Main St. Residence, St. Johns bury House. Office Hours 9 to 10 a. m., 1 to 3 and 7 to 8 p. m. Telephone at office and residence Night calls telephoned from office to residence; E. W. HITCHCOCK, M. D. Physician and Murgeon. Office Hours until 9 a. m.: 1 to 2 and 7 to 8 p. m. 105 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt. DR. H. BUSS. Veterinary Murgeon. Graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College, Office 118 Railroad Street. Trained Nurses. MISS NELLIE C. TYLER. Trained. Nam, Graduate of the Maine General Hospital. No. Highland Ave., St. Johnsbury, Vt. TRAINED NURSES. Slisa Alice Baker, Mia Jessie Ilisceck Graduates of the Providence, R. I., Hospital. 28 Clifl Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt. Dentists. DR. C. F. CHENEY, Dentist, Pythian Building, St. Johnsbury. ' R. VY. WARNER, Burgeon Dentist. Citizens Bank Building, St. Johnsbury, Vt. Dr. C. H. Mason's Cancer Cure can be had at this office. DR. J. L. PERKINS, Dentist. Corner Main Street and Eastern Avenue. Attorneys. WENDELL P. STAFFORD, Attorney at Law, Bank Block, over Post Office, St. Johnsbury. BATES, MAY A SIMONDS, Attorneys at Law, 69 Eastern Ave. St. Tohnsbury. FARNHAM & PORTER, Attorneyaal-L,aw. Collections a specialty. Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt. ALBERT PERLEY, Attorney-nt-Law. Collections a Specialty. Hardwick, Vt. Dressmakers. MISS N. M. HILL, Dreiwmaking. 29 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt. Piano Tuners. CEO. C. FELCH, Pianoforte Tuning and Regulating. 6 Cherry Street, 6t. Johnsbury, Vt. ANNIE B. DANIELS, , dradnate Tuning Department New England Conservatory. ' Pianos and Organs tuned and repaired. 21 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. Insurance Agents. MOORE A CO., Eire, Life and Accident Insurance. Steam Boiler, Plate Glass, Elevator and Em ployers' Liability Insurance. Dealers in Coal. 32 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury, Vt. RICKABY & CO., Eire, Life, Accident and Plate Glass Insurance. Real Estate. 80 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, Vt. THE VERMONT MUTUAL FIRE IN SURANCE CO. The Best. W. C. LEWIS, Agent. St. Johnsbury, Vermont. CRAWFORD RANNEY, Eire, Life and Accident Insurance. Pythian Building, St. Johnsbury, Vt, FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE In the best companies. Insurance placed at short notice. FRANCIS SWITSKR, 28 Cliff Street. St. Johnsbury, Vt. Machinists. LYMAN S. HOOKER Solicits Machine Job Work. Light ma chlnery and model work a specialty. MILL ST., ST. JOHNSBURY, VT. O. V. HOOKER & SON, Machinists. Piping and Steam Engine Repairing. M'f'a Board Mills. Jobbing a Specialty. Mill Street. St. Johnsbury. Miscellaneous. C. F. GIBBS, 3 Paddock Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt. Cat Flowers and Floral Designs For sale at all seasons of the year on short notice. For immediate attention order by iciegrapn, tciepnonc or special delivery. SURVEYOR AND CIVIL ENGINEER. J. M. PEItllAitl, C. E. Drafting office, Scale works, St. Johnsbury, Vermont Business Cards. C. C. BINGHAM, Druggial and Pharmacist, S Bank Block, Main St., St. Johnsbury. ERNEST GONZENBACH, Electrical Engineer, St. Johnsbury, Vt. Electric Power and Llchtins Plants In stalled. . PACKARD & THORNE, Architect, 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 guest MRS. B. C. WHITE. LAUCHLIN'S, BARNET, VT. Horology, Pharmacy, Optical Work. Drugs, medicines, watencs, silverware. Watches demagnetized and closrly rated. NEW ADS. THIS WEEK. Exchange. For Sale Furniture. Ann C. Martin, M. D. Ceylon arfd India Tee, Wanted Cheap Work Horse. Are Y.O.U Stout J. C. Stevens. Scientific Papers Swift Bros. Sacrifice Sale E. D. Steele & Co. Don't Blow That $ S. A. Moore. Side Tracked Howe Opera House. Getting Into Line N. E. Chamberlain. Probate of Will Frederick Fletcher's Est. Probate of Will Samuel H. Nutting's Bst. The Kind That Suits Barbour's Bus. Col. FRATERNITY MEETINGS. Palestine Commandery, No. S, K. T. Palestine CommandervNo. 0. Knieht Tem. plar holds a Special Conclave TueBday eve ning, January 25. The order of Knights Templar will be conferred P. F. Hazbk, Commander. D. M. Bacon, Recorder. Knlghta of Pythias. Regular convention of Aoollo Lodge No. 2 Tuesday, Jan. 18. Installation of officers. work in ".rage" rank. W. O. Shaw, C. C. H. T. Fisher. K. R. S. WEATHER RECORD. At Bingham's Drug Store, for the week ending January 19, 1898. Highest Lowest Thursday 40 10 Friday 20 2 Saturday 26 20 Sunday 25 5 Monday 20 5 Tuesday 10 17 Wednesday 18 7 LOCAL GATHERINGS. Two snow storms during the week have much improved the sleighing. About 40 from here attended the dis trict meeting of the Eastern Star lodge at Lyndonville Wednesday evening. Boynton & Eastman commenced their fire and water sale Wednesday, and since that time the store has been well filled with customers. N. 0. Mollica lost a horse at Barnet last Friday. In going down the' mill bill the animal fell down suddenly, injur ing him internally so that he died in a lew hours. S. D. Atwood has placed a full line of candies and bakery goods in B. F. Weeks' new store on Railroad street and bakery goods are delivered daily to both Mr, Weeks' and F. A. Scott's stores. Company D is enjoying its new armory, and now possesses a place ol rendezvous that cannot be surpassed, for convenience and adaptability to its purpose, by any armory in the state. Typical winter weather has been the order for several days past a bracing atmosphere, fine sleighing, and, aside from the ordinary run of colds, the com munity is in a gratilyingly healthy con dition. The N. E. 0. P. will give a social dance in the Stanley Opera House for members and invited friends, Friday evening, Jan. 28. Supper will be served in the hall. The balcony will not be opened to spectators. Lucius K. Hazen has sold his house to George C. Cary, the reported price being $6000. Mr. Cary takes possession in the near future and the many friends of the Hazens regret to learn that they contemplate leaving town. The firm of Hunt & Babbitt of Waterbury, insolvent debtors, have paid their creditors 33 cents on a dollar, and hope to pay seven cents more. Both members of the firm once were in partner ship at East Hardwick and are well known in this vicinity. James C. Mooney, ngeut of the Phoenix Mutual Life Insurance Co. ot Hartford, Conn., has distributed some handsome calendars giving pictures of four naval battles in our country's his tory and the commander of each. This insurance company has paid over $37, 000,000 to its policy holders. The Department of Agriculture have issued an illustrated year book, which contains much of interest and practical value to farmers. In order that these books may reach those who will care most for them and to whom they will be most useful, they will be distributed free of charge to those who write Senator Redfield Proctor for them before Feb. 1st. Academy Glee club will give a recep tion to students and their friends this evening at 7.30 o'clock in Academy hall. The club will be assisted in the evening's programme by Thomas Shufelt and Miss Emma Sbufelt, vocal soloists, Miss Florence Ranney, pianist, Mrs. Anna Spencer Frost, reader, and Miss Boyn ton, violinist. The annual meeting of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union will be held next Tuesday afternoon, at 3 o'clock, in the Y. M. C. A. ball. Reports of super intendents will be given and election of officers for the year. Each superinten dent of a department is invited to bring ber report of the year's work. All mem bers are earnestly requested to be present. The Bank of Commerce of Albuquer que, N. M., of which Ilarley J. Emerson, formerly of this place, is assistant cash ier, hasjust closed a prosperous year's business and has paid its stockholders seven per cent in dividends. The business of the bank for this year shows a com fortable increase over the business of last year. The deposits January 5 were $284,401.41. The Jews at the upper end of Rail road street got into a row Sunday morn ing that resulted in a sore head to one and the loss of about $18 to the other. Lewis Baker during an argument with another Jew used a chair on the head of his opponent in an attempt to knock his idea of the question involved into it. Baker was taken before Justice Worces ter Monday and fine and costs amounted to $13.01. To establish former friendly feelings "between the two Baker agreed to pay the Jewish church at Burlington $5. The funeral of the late Col. Frederick Fletcher was held at the residence on Main street, last Friday afternoon, quite a number of our townspeople attending. A brief service was read by Rev. H. M. Mill of St. Andrew's church, and the bearers were L. D. Hazen, Robert Mac kinnon, Crawford Ranney, C. P. Carpen ter, D. M. Bacon and J. C. Clark. Many beautiful flowers were sent in by intimate friends. Forty-three members of Pas sumpsic Lodge, F. & A. M., reached the house just as the service there closed, and the Masonic ritual was observed at the cemetery, Col. Fletcher having been a member of that order, though never hav ing severed his connection with the Bur lington lodge to unite here. Death of firs. E. B. Parker. Mrs. Eleanor B., wife of the late Samuel Parker, died at Sunset Home on Tuesday morning. Mrs. Parker, was born June 2, 1820, and has been a resident of St. Johnsbury since the death of her husband, which occurred about 14 years ago. She has been one of the family at the Home since it was established. She was a con sistent member of the North church, being a regular attendant at all its services and especially interested in the Sunday School. The funeral was held at the Home Wednesday afternoon, conducted b; Rev. Dr. A. H. Heath. Mrs. Parker left one son, John Parker of Lowell, Mass. The Choral Union. The next re hearsal of the St. Johnsbury Choral Union will be held on Tuesday evening. The executive committee are making an effort to increase the interest among our singers and secure new members, and it is to be hoped their success will be all that can be desired. A special committee of 12 has been appointed to canvass the village for the sale of season tickets ad mitting to the rehearsals yet to be held by the Union and also to the chorus privileges during festival week. An active choral union is an organization entirely worth the community's most cordial support, and it is to be sincerely hoped that the effort made by the com mittee to thus ensure a satisfactory financial outcome for festival week will be substantially endorsed by the scores of singers and other persons interested in music, whose presence and influence will count for so much toward that end. Candidate for Commander. The Caledonian heartily endorses the Lyn donville Journal's nomination of L. B. Harris of Lyndonville for commander of the Vermont Department, G. A. R. He is well known throughout the state, has a remarkable army record and would grace the place if chosen. The Journal presents him as candidate in the follow ing terms: "The next encampment of the Vermont Department, G. A. K., is near at hand. Who is to bethenextcomniandcr r Many in the northern part of the state desire the election of one of its favorite sons, Luther B. Harris of Caledonia county. We would say that Mr.-Harris is well known as one who is always ready to extend his hand to a comrade, and when needful with something in it. He is fre quently called on to deliver memorial ad dresses, as his sufferings in Andersonville prison nnd his record on the battle-field enable him to paint a most graphic word picture. He is also honored with many positions of trust in his vicinage. With a fine physique and power of speech, with a record as soldier, citizen nnd man of affairs of which any of us might be proud, he would well meet every requirement as Department Commander. Northern Ver mont has ngnin and again aided the southern portion to elect thcircandjdate, and doubtless those counties will now step forward and return the compliment by electing L. B. Harris of Lyndonville." PERSONALS. Daniel Carpenter is confined to the house at present. ; Hon. John B. Peckctt of Bradford was in town on business this week. Alex. Dunnett left yesterday for Boston on a several days' business trip. Rev. James C. Alvord of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, is visiting at "Elmwoode." William C. Tyler made a brief visit to his sister, Mrs, M. H. Buckham, of Bur lington, this week. ' Mr. and Mrs. E. VZ Sargent were called to Barre last week to attend the funeral of Warren F. Colby. ; Rev. Dr. and Mrs. A. H. Heath re turned Tuesday from1 a two weeks' visit in Boston and New Bedford. Louis Smith, residing on Green street, has been dangerously ill for some time with a complication of diseases. W. H. McMillan has concluded his en gagement with the broker's office and he and his family are going to California to live. Mrs. Victor Harriman is recovering from a serious eye trouble, having epent most of the time for the past five months in a dark room. Mrs. W. D. Brown and children, who have been visiting relatives in Burling ton the past month, return home the latter part of this week. Mrs. W. W. Wright went to Ryegate Wednesday to meet her brother, Robert H. Whitelaw of St. Louis, who is making a short visit in the east. Rev. M. J. Carmody left Monday for Denver where he goes to benefit his health. His many lriends hope he will be greatly benefitted by the change of cli mate. V Miss Addie Marshall, who is in the University of Vermont, is seriously ill with typhoid fever. J Mrs. John Marshall has gone over to Burlington to help care for her. Miss Nellie C. Tyler has returned from a several weeks viit with her sister, Mrs. Buckham, in Burlington, and is now ready to resume her occupation as nurse, a line of duty in which she is very proficient. D. C. Barber and D. A. Stone, G. W. Lowery and Sayles Nichols, representing Washington lodge, No. 3, F. and A. M. of Burlington, were in town Friday to attend the funeral si' the late Col. Fred erick Fletcher. . Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mackinnon reached their 25th wedding anniversary on Sunday, Jan. 16, and on Monday evening a few of their friends gathered to extend congratulations. A host of friends will wish them many more anni versaries. Hon. M. F. Allen and wife of North Ferrisburgh, Michael Quinlan, superin tendent of the Fletcher farm at Shel burne, and Carl C. Fletcher of the St. Albans Messenger, were in town during the past week to attend the funeral of the late Col. Fletcher. A New Hampshire paper speaks of A. H. Brooks, choir master of the Church of the Good Shepherd at Nashua, N. H., formerly of this place, as follows: "The new choir master of the Church of the Good Shepherd at Nashua, A. H. Brooks, is winning golden opinions. He is an organist of great ability and some weeks since gave a very enjoyable recital in the church which was attended by a large number of persons. The programme was exceedingly well chosen and de lightfully rendered." Orleans County Husical Festival. This festival will be held at Newport Feb. 7-11. and promises to be an exceed ingly interesting affair. The conductor will be Prof. Blaisdell of Concord, and his fine orchestra will also be in attend ance. Mrs. Shepard has retired from active service as pianist after a long and honorable career, but her place will be ably filled by Miss M.Josephine Page of Laconia, N. H. Dr. George Clark of Boston is to be basso, and his old St. Johnsbury friends will give him a hearty welcome. Miss Luella Wagner ot New York is to be soprano, and commands the highest salary even given a soprano by the association. Miss Black and Miss Barnes of the Priscilla Quartette will be the contraltos. Miss M.Ernestine Banks of Boston will be the reader of the festi val and comes with the highest of testi monials. There will be four grand con certs besides the promenade Wednesday evening. No pains will be spared to make the festival instructive as well as entertaining. Usual courtesies from rail roads and hotels. For prospectus giving full particulars, programmes, etc., apply to C. F. Ranney, Newport, Vt. A Beautiful Calendar. The Equitable Life Assurance company of New York has issued one of the finest calendars of the year. It is a work of art consisting of three panels with dainty figures in old-fashioned costumes on each. It is printed in several colors and is an orna ment to any room or office. Some idea of the magnitude of this company's busi ness may be gained from the fact that they wrote lustyear $150,000,000 worth of new insurance, and are now carrying $950,000,000 of insurnnceon their policy holders. FAIR (WOUND MEETINGS. The Agricultural Society Votes to Disband. The annual meeting of the Caledonia Agricultural society was held in the di rectors' room of the Merchants bank on Tuesday morning. Eleven members of the society were present, a marked de crease in attendance from previous years. President George M. Gray presided and the treasurer's report showed that the premiums paid out amounted to $916.64 and there was a balance on hand of $1.07. The receipts included $212 from entrance fees and membership tickets, the balance of the money being furnished by the treas urer of the Fair Ground company. The following officers were then elected : President, B. K. Graves, Waterford. Vice presidents, T. G. Bronson, East Hardwick, F. A. Hovey, St. Johnsbury. Secretary and treasurer, Arthur F. Stone, St. Johnsbury. Auditors, Albert Harris, F. H. Shep herd. After the officets were elected the mat ter was brought up of winding up the society's affairs provided the Fair Ground company would take entire charge of the fair. The matter was fully discussed by all present and all felt that if the Fair Ground company paid all the bills they ought to have entire charge of the fair. The result of the discussion was the passage of the following tesolu tion : Resolved, That if the Caledonia Fair Ground company decide this afternoon to run the fair of 1898 then this meeting of the Caledonia Agricultural society shall be null and void with all its pro ceedings; and said society shall be dis banded; if the Caledonia Fair Ground company decline to run the fair then these proceedings to remain. The annual meeting of the Caledonia Fair Ground company, which was held in the afternoon, was much better at tended. President T. R. Stiles presided and the report of the treasurer was first given. The sale of new stock did not quite pay the ociety's old debt and the directors were obliged to expend nearly $500 on permanent improvements. Not withstanding the fact that there were three good days the receipts could not quite meet the expenses of the fair and the balance of the debt. There is there fore about $600 debt on the property at the present time. The president appointed a nominating committee tnd they reported tliitXtickct for directors: T. R. Stiles, T. N. Vail, W, W. Grout, H. N. Turner, Harry H. Carr, J. C. Gray, Frank H. Brooks, Arthur F, Stone, W. A. Taplin, W. A. Ricker, F. S, Harriman. These gentlemen wereelect d directors and B. K. Graves and Albert Harris were chosen auditors. Quite a spirited discussion then arose over issuing tickets to stockholders. Some favored the present plan, others wanted the number reduced and there was a strong sentiment for having every body pay ior a ticket one year and see if the society could get out of debt. The whole matter was left to the adjourned meeting, Feb. 1, 1898, at 1.30 p.m., when every stockholder will have a chance to vote on the proposed change. The secretary will send out ballots this week and if the stockholders cannot at tend the meeting they can express their preference by mail. The society voted to accept the propo sition to run the fair of 1898 as nearly as possible along the lines of the fairs of previous years. Poultry Association. The annual ex hibition of the Vermont Poultry and Pet Stock association which will be held htre next Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, wilUbe the largest in the history of this organization. Over 300 entries have already been made from the following parties: Misses L., Mae and E. Billings, P. H. Clark, James Aitken, Woodstock; George F. Reed, Barton; Minor &' Walker, Brattleboro; W. B. Eastman, St. Johns bury; George J. Hardy, Bradford; S. R. Batcheldor, Bernardston, Mass.; John W. M. McCarty, Windsor; C. A. and W. F. Blodgett.W. L. Swett, St. Johnsbury; Harry A. Dickey, Bradford ; Walter H. Little, North Montpelier; B. P. Elmer, Lower Cabot; John Cumming Sher brooke; Dr. A. I. Parker, Bellows Falls; F. H. Ranney, St. Johnsburv; H. W. Heath. Piermont, N. H.; F.C.Brown, Quechee; M. A.Jenkins, Bradford; W. E. Mack, Wpodstock; Warner Biugham, West Concord; W. G. and A. H. Bartlett, Danville; George Powell, St. Johnsbury; D. A. Langmaid, North Danville; M.J. Leach, Woleott; A. B. Ashley, E. H. Norris, Newport; George W. Farr, Daniels & Dean, G. P. Moore, J. C. and A. C. Underwood, St. Johnsbury. Whist and Billiards. In the tourna ment games between the Mystic ' and Lyndon Clubs at Lyndonville Wednes day evening Hastings defeated Dodge 100 to 63 ; Page defeated Jewett 100 to 53; Dodge defeated Toussant 100 to 63, making the lead now held by Lyndon Club 57 points on billiards, with one more evening and three more gmnes to be played. The Mystic Club whist team won two tricks over the Lyndon Club, making the Lyrdon Club lead now on whist 43 tricks, with 12 more boards and three tables to be played to finish the tournament. MAJOR B0NETT. The readers of the Caledonian will be interested in the picture given here of Major C. M. Bonett who was created major of the First Regiment, V. N. G., last week at the officers' school. Major Bonett was born in Waterford in 1857. He enlisted in Company D June 1, 1884, serving one year as private. For the next five years he was quartermaster sergeant of the company. "In 1890 he was elected first lieutenant and in 1892 he was promoted to captain which posi tion he has most acceptably filled to the present time. Y. M. C. A. Notes. Last Sunday Rev. G. W. Patterson ot East St. Johns bury delivered a scholarly adderess at the men's meeting. Thursday evening, January 27, the Junior members will be given a reception from 7 to 8.30. A program calculated to please the boys will be rendered and the ladies will serve sugar on snow. All members of the Junior department, their parents and jynior sisters are invited Next Saturday evening, Jan. 22, the St. Johnsbury Academy Students' Basket ball team will plav the seniors of the Y 'M. C. A. in the Stanley Opera house at 8 o'clock. Admission, 15 cents. A close game is expected. Attend and encourage the boys. On February 4 a supper will be served to those who have taken part in the membership contest chicken pie to the winners and mush and milk to the losers. The "reds" are now ahead by about ten points. L. P. Slack has been appointed chair man of the religious work committee and P. E. Popeol thereceptioncommitee. These places were made vacant by the resigning of Nathan Thompson and Harry Nelson. C. E. Simanton will have charge of the 4 o'clock service next Sunday. Church News.-Rev. Walter Dole will supply the pulp itat the Universalist church Sunday. "The Couchant Beast Waiting for his Prey," followed by the visitation of "The Flight of Cain," will be the subject of Rev. Mr. Tyrie's lecture next Sunday evening at Grace Methodist church. The Ladies' society of Grace Methodist church will give a six o'clock turkey din ner at the vestry next week Friday even ing from 6 to 8 o'clock. Make note of this and don't forget it. During Rev. M. J. Carmody's absence from town the parish of St. Aloysius is in charge of Rev. John Lynch, a former St. Johnsbury boy who has been supply ing since his ordination at Swanton. Rev. S. Lewis B. Speare of Boston supplied the North church pulpit last Sunday in the absence oi the pastor. The South church was dedicated 46 years ago, Jan. 14, 1852, when the dedi cation sermon was preached from the text found in Zech. 14: 6, 7. In com memoration of this event Rev. Dr. Ed ward T. Fairbanks preached a sermon last Sunday from the same text. During all this time the church hns had but four pastors, Rev. Samuel G. Clapp, Rev. Dr. George N. Webber, Rev. Dr. L. 0. Bras tow, Rev. Dr. Edward T. Fairbanks. Daughters of the Covenant. It was a very enjoyable gathering that the Daughters of the Covenant held at Underclyffe, the residence of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Brooks, on Tuesday evening last. Some thirty young ladies were present, and to the pre-arranged features of the meeting was added a social hour which afforded the company much pleas ure. The programme which claimed at tention during the first part of the even ing included an informal talk by Miss Adelaide M. Ide concerning everyday life in India; the reading of notes from a diary written by Miss Annie Idc during a visit in Ceylon; remarks on the govern ment in India, by Miss Henrietta Marie; the reading by Miss Fullington of an in teresting article on the conversion of a high caste woman ; and some remarks by Mrs. P. F. Hazen. A special contribu tion to the interest of the meeting was the exhibition by Miss Adelaide M. Ideof curiosities which her sister had brought home with her from Ceylon. Delicious ice cream and cake were f.erved. Essex County Sunday School Con vention. The Essex County Sunday School As sociation held a successful convention at Lunenburgh last week Thursday. The day opened stormy and bad travelling prevented all the expected delegations from coming. Only the country towns of West Concord, Guildhall, South Vic tory and Granhy were represented. From outside the county Hardwick and Lancaster were represented. Rev. Byron F. Gustin of Guildhall was expected to open the services, but not being present Rev. E. F. Blackmer supplied. After singing by the congregation an address of welcome was given the vis itors by the pastor and responded to by the president of the association, F. T. Forsaith of West Concord. The Hon. F. D. Hale opened the after noon discussion, presenting the question "How can Bible study be best promoted in the home." He spoke of the variety of subject matter contained in the Bible and of various means and methods of study employed. The more pupils there are in the Sunday School the more study of the Bible there will naturally be in the home. The Sunday School workers have a mighty influence in the home in virtue of the interesting nature of the Sunday School exercises. He laid especial em phasis on the entertaining of an intense interest and a definite purpose in Sunday School work, closing with the expression of a living hope, feelingly expressed, that the Word might be indeed "a lamp to our feet and a light to our path." Rev. F. F. Lewis of Hardwick spoke in the interests of normal work, empha sizing the value of intelligent experience Lin a teacher. Touched some fine points in memorizing and also in geography, history and biography of the Bible. However the Bible is studied we must find and teach Jesus Christ and teach him from personal experience as well as from intellectual knoweledge. Reports from schools were next given. A tabulated statement gathered from eighteen schools by the secretary which was reproduced on a large blackboard by the pastor, revealed the fact that about 8 per cent of the people in Essex county were members of the Sunday School, a fact imposing great responsi ties on the Sunday School and the Sun day School workers. Re-organization was effected by con firmation of the work of a .nominating committee appointed by the president. The list of officers confirmed is as follows : President, F. T. Forsaith ; vice presidents, Lunenburg, Rev. W. J, McNeil, Guild hall, Mrs. F. A. Hannafcrd, Concord Corner, Mrs. George Howard, South Vic tory, Mrs. Myra Lunnie, Granby, Mrs. M. A. Wilson; sec. and treas., MissLotie Barnard, Lunenburg; executive commit tee, F. T. Forsaith, Miss Lotie Barnard, John Cole, E. F. Hobson, E. F. Blackmer. The evening session was opened with excellent music on organ and violin by Mrs. Sherman and Alden V.Vance. Later in the programme they rendered a gloria in a splendid manner. Rev. F. F. Lewis spoke upon the educational posibilitiesof convention work, giving significance to discussion of vital principles, displays of literature, reports and examination papers, and then brought to the front the primary department. He further ex pressed himself upon the rendering of suitable music, which he intently appre ciated. After singing Miss Jennie A. Silsby rendered "The Other Wise Man," a beautilul reading from Van Dyke. The audience which nearly filled the church listened attentively to the graphic de scriptions ot the varied scenes in the life of the other wise man as he passed through various vicissitudes in search of the Great King. It was an elocutionary effort finely done and greatly pleasing to all present. A thoughtful paper on "In termediate Work" by Mrs. P. F. Mars ton of Lancaster, N. H., was practical and helpful, illustratingsomeof the many ways ot baiting the gospel hook with in cidents in history, biography and other departments of knowledge weaving all upon a spiritual warp in the construc tion of the glorious fabric of Christian labor for Christian character. Rev. W. J. McNeil gave an interesting essay on the "prepared teacher. He divided them into two classes, the "defective" and the "effective" teachers, showing that the difference lay largely in the equipment, purpose and energy of the in dividual. A collection was taken which amounted to defray all the expenses of the conven tion not met by the school apportion ment, leaving a small sum in the bands of the. treasurer. Mrs. McNeil spoke in the interests of primary work, emphasizing a mastery of details in the preparation of the lesson, as a requisite lor interesting the little ones. The talk was finely illustrated and proved a helpful stimulus to all. Gov ernment of the class was merged in one word "interest." The pastor spoke briefly on the line of "Character study as an impulse to Bible study," using as the main point the per fect character of Christ and pointing out the fact that that best character was at tainable inasmuch as Christ was God's best gift to man. The president spoke appreciatingly of the welcome extended and the interest manifested by the people, after which the benediction was pronounced. It was al together a very helplul and inspiring oc casion for all interested in Sunday School effort.