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THE ST. JOHNSBURY CALEDONIAN, JANUARY 21, 1898.
3 , riERCHANTS' ASSOCIATION. A Very Succesitul Year. The annual meeting of the Merchant' association was held in the Board of Trade rooms on Tuesday evening. C. H. Bagley's report as treasurer made a very satisfactory showing. Starting the year with $63.58 on hand the net receipts were $1008.58. Of this amount $786 was the entiance fee of $2 from 393 new members and $159 was from dues. The expenses were $831.26. Of this amount the secretary received $534 salary and the balance was incurred in securing new members, post age, printing and two years' rent. The treasurer reported a cash balance on hand of $177.32. Following is Secretary Bagley's report in full: , At the annual meeting of the Mer chants' association, in January, 1897, the following officers were elected: Pres., L. M. Smythe; vice-president, David Frechette; secretary and treasurer, C. H. Bagley ; auditors, F.A.Scott and George Eanney. During the year there have been held twelve regular monthly meetings, all but one being held in the Board of Trade rooms, with an averageattendance of 16. At these meetings the secretary has made reports of the work done. -Three hun dred and thiriy-four names have been added on the black list and 32 names have been removed. At the time nf the January meeting there were 180 mem bers, confined to St. Johnsbury and Lyn donville. During the year 393 have been added, making a total membership of 573 in 53 cities, towns and villages, ex tending as lar north ns Newport, as lar east as Lancaster, as far south as Boston and as far west as Burlington. Our membership is composed of the best busi ness men and liirgest firms within the territory named. Most of the members have been solicited by the secretary, who visited their towns. In places where u collecting agency had never been it was comparatively easy to obtain members, but where they had been worked and failed of their purpose the merchants wereinmost cases shy of joining another. But almost without exception the prac tical proofs of the benefits of our associa tion, above those of any other of its kind, have induced these" merchants to join it. As the result of the No. 2 letters sent for 269 members, $2123 80 hus been collected, making an average of $7.84 for each ol these members. The largest total collection for any one was $129.56. A lew testimonials from the members may not be out of place; One writes, after receiving a check for $10, "Nothing but our association would ever have brought him to time." Another says, "Praise God, from whom all blessings flow. Also praise to the Merchants' association." "Mr. Blank called today and paid his bill in full, $7.50. This bill I never ex pected to get." writes one. ' Another says, "Mr. Blank has paid me $1.12. Small, but just like finding that amount in the street." "Mr. Blank has settled his account in full. Let the good work go on." "Received payment in lull from B. of Salem, Mass. We regarded this as a hopeless case." "Wonderlul times are at hand. Miss Blank has paid her bill in full, $9.35. "Mr. S. has settled bis account in full. Once more the Merchants' association has done some good work for us, as we never expected to get this account." In closing, I wish to say that I am grateful lor the kind attention given me as the representative of this association by those whose membership I have solicited, and also for the many courte sies extended by the members of the association, all of which report I respect fully submit to you. Mr. Bagley's report was followed by the election of officers, resulting in the choice of the old board as follows : President, L. N. Smyth. Vice-president, D. Frechette. Secretary-Treasurer, C. H. Bagley. Auditors, F. A. Scott, George Ranney. The total membership of the associa tion is 573, from 53 towns and villages. The success of the organization is almost wholly due to the untiring zeal of the secretary, who has in many instances some very disagreeable work to perform. University ol Vermont Notes. The Glee, Banjo and Mandolin clubs returned Sunday morning and report a very suc- cessful trip. They left again Tuesday and gave a concert in Middlebury Tuesday evening and in Rutland Wednesday even ing. The young ladies of the Y. W. C. A. gave a social and literary entertainment at Grass Mount Wednesday evening, Jan. 19. The Cotillion club gave a German at Hownrd Relief hall Thursday evening, . Jan. 20. Holden '99 resigned the management of the toot ball team. Taylor '99 was elected to till the vacancy. The glee, banjo and mandolin clubs give a joint concert with McGill college clubs Friday evening, Jan. 21. A year ago Vermont glee club went to Montreal and gave a joint concert with McGill at tnat place. Representatives of the various prepar atory schools ot the state met at Con verse Hall, Wednesday afternoon to arrange a schedule ot games tor tue In terscholastic league. State of Ohio, City of Toledo, 1 M Lucas County, Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he is the senior pnrtnerol the firm ot F.J. Che ney & Co., doing business in the city of Toledo, county and state aforesaid, and that said firm will pay the sum of une Hundred Dollars tor eacti ana every case of Catarrh that cannot be - cured by .the use of Hall's Catarrh V.URE. Frank T. Cheney. Sworn to and subscribed in mv pres ence, this 8th day of December, A. D., seal A. W. Gleason, Notary Public, Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inter- tcrnally and acts directly on the blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Send lor testimonials, tree. F.J. Cheney & Co., Toledo,, 0. Sold by Druggists, 75c. SANITARY. A Lesson Not Learned. The following article taken from the New York Independent of Jan. 6 will interest our readers as it has more than a general application : The United States has i ust had a sharnl v instructive lesson as to the fatal infec tiousness of typhoid fever, as it has de stroyed its victims in Paterson aud Arlington, N. J., in which entire families have been attacked, and in one household three have died, and the remaining three members have but small chance ot escap ing alive. The epidemic has besn thor oughly investigated and traced to a sin gle milk supply, where the cans were washed in water taken from a stream into which typhoid infection was directly deposited members ot the milkman s family being ill with the fever. It would seem that, after years of writing and printing on this subject and the boasted general intelligence of the people, such an epidemic could not occur; but knowledge alone is not enough ; there must be eter nal, intelligent, instructed vigilance be sides. The history of epidemics that have been diffused by milk infected with the typhoid bacillus, and investigated by highly accomplished bacteriologists and health-officers, within the last fifteen years, would fill several stout volumes; and yet no year passes that the same trouble does not break out in some fresh quarter. Some of the greatest surprises and curiosities of sanitary literature describe epidemics that at first blush were mysterious, but keen investigation has ended in pointing out exactly how they had originated, always showing the disease bringing forth "seed after its kind;" and it is the peculiar toughness and resistant qualities of this seed, that make it so difficult utterly to abolish ty phoid fever. There are many kinds of sewage that are destroyed by the action of light, air and water; but the tiny bacillus ot typhoid can travel scores of miles in apparently clear water, and still retain all its capacity for mischief; it can be frozen nearly a month and then, placed in favorable circumstances, it can in crease and multiply, and wo unto the poor human creature into whose system it finds its way. One delusive doctrine, that has been held now for these twenty years, and which bad the authority of great names to rupport it on both sides of the water, has greatly hindered the in auguration of measures to-abate its rav ages, viz., that running streams deprive it of its virulence. Dr. Letheby appeared before a committee of Parliament and testified to that effect about twenty years ago, and that opinion is quoted in full in the article, "Water" in one of our most popular and widely distributed Encyclopedias, while the falsity of the doctrine has been disproved again and again, not only by scientists, but by practically following up the origins of cases of typhoid to their sources. Everybody is now tamihar with the great visitation of typhoid in Maidstone, England, which is not yet at its end, but which has been in existence since the arrival of the hop-pickers, in August, some members ot whose families had the disease, by whom the water supply of the town was infected; but in some ways it is surpassed by an epidemic that has been going on in the town of King's Lynn since the nret ot Uctober. A writer in the London Times of December 2d says: "Both visitations are due to the same kind of sanitary defect, and, so far, teach the same lesson; but otherwise they differ. The people of Maidstone erred mainly through a general ignorance, and were taken by surprise; the people of Lvnn bad plenty of enlightenment in their midst, but deliberately chose the darkness, and would prefer it now if they had their way. Thedangerousconditian of the town has been publicly known for years, and what has happened is only what was expected by every one in and out of the place who has kept an eye on sanitary questions in this country. The present outbreak was accurately foretold by intelligent observers on the spot a fortnight before it occurred." For pure obstinacy and cantankerous prejudice, the history of this town can not be surpassed in all the annals of ob structive ignorance; for there was a severe epidemic in it in 1892, which was investigated by Dr. Bruce Low, and none but men resolved to be "of the same opinion still," would have resisted the conviction that, whatever else was neg lected, the town ought to have a pure water supply, for then, as now, the im partial distribution ot cases throughout the town could be accounted for on no other theory. The writer in The Times describes fully the source of water supply for a town of 20,000 inhabitants, a tiny brook with houses and farmyards and cesspools ranged all along its banks, finally impounded in two tanks having an area of 200 yards, and filtered through two feet of gravel. The interspaces be tween the particles of the finest sand form broad and high galleries to the typhoid bacillus, and not till filters have acquired an almost gelatinous coating at the top are they to be considered typhoid-proof; but the people of this town seem intoxi cated by a kind of fatuous ignorance, for many of them will not boil the water now, nor buy that which is brought to their doors in carts, and which is known to be pure; and one man, to clinch his faith, has placed in his window a glass jar bearing this legend, "Lynn water. Drawn direct from the tap October 30th. None better can be." Sanitarians have asserted with wearisome iteration that water that is most "sparklingand bright" is often the home of the typhoid bacillus, which must be magnified 300 times be fore the eye of the expert can detect it. Medieval darkness seems to inshroud the rate payers of this town. They are vic tims of the anti-vaccination delusion, and have made every effort to conceal cases in the present visitation and suppress information, and the facts reported in The Times were obtained from one physician, who, as a medical officer to the Free bridge Union, had attended many cases, and dared to report what he saw and knew, fearlessly. Robbed the drive. A startling incident of which Mr. John Oliver of Philadelphia, was the subject, is narrated by him as follows: "I was in a most drcadlul condition. My skin was almost yellow, eyes sunken, tongue coat ed, ptiin continually in back and sides.no appetite gradually growing weaker day by day. Three physicians have given me up. Fortunately, a triend advised trying "Electric Bitters," and to my great joy and surprise, the first bottle made a de cided improvement. I continued their use for three weeks, and am now a well man. I know they saved my life, and robbed the grave of another victim." No one should fail to try them. Only 50c. a bottle at Flint Bros.' Drug Store. The Heaviest Cat. Mrs. A. S. Burbank of 8 Oak street, Boston, who has a number of friends and relatives in St. Johnsbury, has the heaviest cat by long odds . yet heard from. His name is Tommy and he weighs thirty-five pounds. Tomakesurethatthe reader understands the figure, it is well to repeat it thirty-five pounds! The cat's avoirdupois is in his body; that is enormous, while the head is small and the legs short. The girth back of the shoulders is 29 inches. Tommy came from Colonel O. W. Fiske's stock farm at Bedford nine years ago. He was sent as a kitten to a Mrs. Harrison, then living on Nassau street, but strayed away and was picked up by Mr. Burbank. He grew into a magnificent animal. Four years ago Mrs. Harrison and the Burbank family became acquainted. One word and another led back to the finding of the kitten with a blue ribbon about its neck, and Mrs. Harrison discovered at last that the little fellow had fallen into good hands. Tommy is a bull with a dark stripe faintly showing. His coat is as thick and soft as an otter's lur. He has a big basket for the night, and during the day prefers two stools side by side to lie on. His length is three feet Irom the end ot his nose to the tip of his tail, the latter being singularly short. He is very intel ligent and playful, and will kiss those with whom he is acquainted when asked. His diet is meat every other day, with crackers, peanuts and milk at other times. His leading peculiarity is a fond ness for having his face washed. Tommy's father came from England. The mother is still with Colonel Fiske, who now lives at Lexington, having given up the the Bedford farm. She is a well preserved and dearly loved tabby, Tommy being a "living image" of ber. The First Polar Explorer. The hardy mariners who were the the pioneers in polar discovery achieved wonders, considering that they had everything to learn about methods of arctic work, and their vessels and equip ment were very inadequate. One ot the greatest of all Arctic voyagers was the man who commanded the first true polar expedition, William Barentz He sailed from Holland in 1594 on the little fishing-smack Mercurius, and the object of his voyage shows how ignorant the mer chants and seamen of those days were as to the navigability of Arctic seas. Barentz pushed into the unknown for the purpose of sailing around the north end of Nova Zembla and finding a north east passage to China; and so for a month be skirted the wall of ice that barred his way, seeking in every direction for a lane by which he might travel through the pack, putting his vessel about eighty-one times, and traveling back and forth along the ice edge for 1700 miles. The highest north he at tained during his careful examination of the ice edge was 614 statute miles south of the highest point reached by Nansen, or 874 miles from the pole. Harper's Weekly. Vermont Will Take the Cotton Hills. We would respectfully invite the atten tion of cotton manufacturers of other New England states to the fact that they can find right here in Vermont what they regard as the advantages par excellence ot the Southern cotton industries, namely, cheap labor, long hours without restric tion, and freedom from legislative inter ference. As a matter of tact the Vermont statutes as revised in 1894, the latest re vision, contain not a single reference to hours of labor, much less any provision of restriction as to what shall constitute a week's work or a day's work, and there is no disposition on the part of our legis lature to interfere in the direction of lim iting hours of labor. So far as the supply of labor is concerned it is to be borne in mind that no small proportion of the labor of some of the cotton mills in south- Every Berry Selected as carefully as the master builder chooses the most perfect stones for the completion of a famous piece of work. So it is not to be wondered that the beverage made from Chase & Sanborn's Seal Brand Coffee is par excellent. And it is not strange that thousands of homes delight in the joys of a drink made from such material. Every grocer who prides himself on handling the best class of goods sells Chase & Sanborn's Seal Brand Coffee, in one and two pound cans, sealed with a seal and guaran tee of perfection! COCOA and CtiOCOWTES rt)R E ATI NO. DRINKIHO. d'. cookInd. baking a? Purity of Material and Oeliciousnesj "flaror Unexcelled. rpR SALE AT OUR STORtS AND BY I GRPCERS EVERYWHERE. M Vm ern New England is composed of French Canadians who pass to and Iro through Vermont, and a shortening of the dis tance to be covered would manifestly not tend to limit the supply. Western " Ver mont has water transportation during a considerable portion of the year as well as good freight facilities by rail; and a considerable number of good water pow ers. In short there is no good reason why those cotton industries that are about to be driven from Massachusetts and other New England states to the south of us should not find an excellent field in the Green Mountain state. Bur lington (Vt.) Free Press. Oh, HowThankful Pain Was Maddening and Hope Had Been Abandoned-Wonderful Results of Purifying the Blood. " A very severe pain came in ' my left knee, which grew worse and worse, and finally a sore broke out above the knee. It discharged a great deal and the pain from my thigh down was maddening. Large, hard, purple spots appeared on my leg. I suffered in this way for years, and gave up all hope of ever being cured. My wife was reading of a case like mine cured by Hood's Sarsaparilla, and she advised me to try it. I began taking it and when I had used a few bottles I found relief from my suffering. Oh, how thankful I am for this relief ! I am stronger than I have ever been in my life. I am in the best of health, have a good appetite and am a new man altogether." J. F. Moors, Lisbon Falls, Maine. food's : parilla Is the best In fact the One True Blood Purifier. Hood's Pills cure all liver ills. 25 cents. DR. SCOTT, America's Greatest Physician, has been prevailed upon to have his great remedy placed in the hands of the local doctors and the leading druggists. Arrangements have been completed by which New England people will be im mediately supplied. The management in making preparations for furnishing doc tors and druggists with this wonderful medicine, makes it no longer necessary for 6ick people to leave home and go to New York for treatment, but the full advantage of eminent medical skill is furnished to all through the local doctors and druggists. A member of the firm has made ar rangements with G. 0. Bingham and Randall's Phar macy to handle these goods. It Effectually Controls and Quickly Cnres Kidney Disease, Liver Complaint, Sick Headache, Nervousness and Exhausted Nervous Vitality, Rheumatism, Dyspep sia, Constipation, Scrofula, Pain in the Bones, Catarrh, Salt Rheum, General Debility, Dizziness, Female Weakness, Malarial Poison. You can try Dr. Scott's Medicine with the full assurance of a permanent cure in the majority of cases. If you have bad La Grippe, and if it has left you in a run-down or weakened condition or with Rheumatism, use this medicine. It goes directly to the seat of most physical troubles. Two or three doses of the first bottle will convince you of its superior merits over patient medicines. Ask your druggist for Dr. Scott's Health Renewer. First Quality Hainan Hair Goods Ladles' and Gentle men's Wigs, Waves, Switches, Bangs and all kinds of hair work. Orders by mail promptly filled from samples of hair. Theatrical and Masquerade Wigs To Rent. MRS. E. M. HARRIS, 65 Pearl St., St. Johnsbury. Legitimate News For the Family For Bu in ess Men and Women For l rofessionai Men and Women For the Murienl For the Ht The Middle-A ted And the Young Send for a Sample Copy of the Daily Evening Transcript No Sunday Edition Wednesday Evening Transcript Special Literary and Educational Issue Satnrday Evening Transcript Sixteen or More Pages Weekly Transcript Published Fridays Address BOSTON TRANSCRIPT CO., 324 Washington St., Boston, Mass. "It is only necessary to take a look over the newspaper field to be convinced of the truth of the contention that it is character rather than mere size that makes a circulation valuable character of the readers and character ofthe paper. "There is in Boston, for example, the Evening Transcript, which is a most ex celent newspaper, making no noise, but pursuing the even tenorof its way, with out defiling the minds of its readers or spending a great amount of money for the frothy substance regarded by many pnpers as important news." Newspaper dom, New York, Jan. 30, 1896. 94 PER CENT During October, nearly 94 per eent. of death claims paid by the Equitable in the United States were paid on the very day proofs of death were received. Number. Amount. Claimi paid 116 $o28.396 Paid on first day 109 490.507 Paid alter first day 7 37,889 There were only Seven claims not paid within one day after receipt of proofs of death. Total Claims paid $528,396 Total Premiums Paid 261,079 Profits to Estates of Assured...$297,317 Where claims are not paid on first day, it is usually due to in difference of beneficiary or delay in furnishing evidence that some other claimant is not the real beneficiary. For other particulars inquire of W. H. S. WHITCOMB, Gen. Agent, Equitable Building, zoo Church Street, Burlington, Vt. CHAS. W. FARR, Agent, St. Johnsburv, Vt. Recommended by all. The New Beverage. KOLA RAYS! The Great Nerve Renovator. On sale at all Drug Stores. CRYSTAL SPRING BOTTLING CO., Barnet, Vt. CLOSING OUT BABY SLEIGHS, at less than cost. OUIJA BOARDS, 50 cents, just half price. FABA BAGA BOARDS, 75 cents. CROKINOLE BOARDS, $30o. A few 25 cent F.O.CLARK'S, 101 Eastern Ave., - St. Johnsbury, Vt, Just Arrived. A Large and Beautiful Assortment of Parlor and Sitting-Room Chairs, Sofa Beds and LOWEST A Happy New CommencingMonday, Jan.3, 1898 We shall make Special Prices On our entire stock As we want to reduce it as invoice. Ladies and Misses Jackets, Oapes and Furs at oost. A small lot 1896 and 1897 Jaokets at half price. $5.00 Jackets for - - $250. $10.00 ". " - - - $5.00 Six Ladies all wool New-Markets that sold for $15.00 for $3.75 eaoh. UNDERWEAR 25, 37fy 50, 500 spools sewing silk for 2 uouon at) cents a dozen. Children's long gingham aprons trimmed with laoe 25 cents eaoh BED BLANKETS 45ots. a pair. Fruit of the Loom Cotton 7ots. Twenty- five per cent, disoount on our entire stook of wool Shawls our stock is complete and we can suit you, One lot ladies' outside black for $1.75. One lot ladies' outside skirts iPilAJ WU1LU $3.UUi L ADIES NIGHT ROBES, 39, 50, meae are Dargams. CARR'S DRY GOODS games at 15 cents. Call for them at Oak Chamber Suits PRICES. HALL & STANLEY, 72 Main St. Year to You All. muoh as possible before taking an 75 and $1.00 per garment. cents a spool. Clark's Mile End Spool brooaded wool skirts (extra value) made from 50c novelty goods for 59, 75, 87, 1.00, 1.25 and 1.50, all of STORE, 75 Railroad Street, St. Johnsburv, Vt Legal Notices. Probate of Will. GEORGE N. BROWN'9 ESTATE. Statu op Vermont, Caledonia District, ss. In Probate court, held at the Piobate office In St. Johnsbury, within and for iiid district, on tne tn nay 01 January, a. u. ihus. An instrument purporting to be tne last will and testament of Georae N. Brown late of St. Johnsbury, in said district, deceased. being presented to court by U. ti. uoss the executor therein named, for probate: It is ordered by said court chat all persons concerned therein be notified to appear at a session of said court, to be held at the Probate office in St. Johnsbury on the 22th day of January, A. D. 1898, and show cause, if any they may have, against the pro bate or said win ; tor wnicn purpose it is fur ther ordered that a copy of the record of this order be published three weeks successively in the Caledonian, printed at St. Johnsbury, previous to said time appointed for hearing. By tne court, Attest: WALTER P, SMITH, Judge. A true copy of record, Attest. WALTER P. SMITH. Judge. A Word to the Wise is Sufficient. "Dont Sign Bonds for Anyone and Don't Ask Anyone to Sign tor You." To parties who are required to give bonds: I can furnish you with a bond that will be acceptable to the Probate Court, in cases of administration, executors, guardians, etc., and the premium for the same may be ap proved by theCourt as a legal charge against the estate. It thus saves you the inconven ience ot asking your friends to sign bonds for you which when they do, incurs a liability the same as endorsing a note. Correspond witn Crawford Ranney, Agent for the Fidelity and Deposit Company of Maryland. A Desirable Farm for Sale. For sale the farm known as the Mar shall Clifford farm, situated in the east ern part ot Danville, Vt., and about two and one-half miles from the Post office in St. Johnsbury. Said farm contains about one hundred and sixty-five acres of land well divided into tillable and pasturing land, the till age land being under a high state of cul tivation. It has a fine sugar orchard of about twelve hundred trees, a fair sugar house, with all the sugaring utensils. It has an extra nice farm house new within a few years, two story and ell, good set of barns, all in good repair. I will sell this farm at a very reasoable ' price and give the party buying an easy and favorable chance to pay for it. T. C. FLETCHER, 97 Main St., St. Johnsbury, Vt. Special Sale of Fine Millinery during the Holi days. The usual Saturday sale continues during the season. Call and examine the trimmed Hats and Bonnets at J. M, MILLER'S Millinery Parlor, 28 Railroad St. DIARIES and CALENDARS for 1898 FIELD & ROWELL, Plumbing AND Steamfitting. I have bought out Dick Donaghy't stock and am prepared to do all kinds of plumbing in first class manner and at reasonable prices. Jobbing promptly attended to. Have had several years' experience In Chicago and was a member of the board of ' plumbing inspector. F. E. WARNER. 75 Eastern Ave. Clearance Sale and General Mark Down for the next thirty days, com mencing Wednesday, Dec. 29. Stamped Linens, Ladies Silk and Woolen Mittens, Aprons. A few print Wrappers for $1,00 former price $1.25, at Mrs. HELEN F. CARPENTER'S, 87 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury, Vt.