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- : , ' 5 A 2l COMMENCED AUG. 8, 1837. ST. JOHNSBURY, VERMONT, FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 1898. VOL. LXI-NO. 3157 Bnalneaa Cards. Physicians. J. A. THOMPSON, M. D., C. M., Physician and Surgeon. Office 98 Batern Ave., St. Johnsbury. Office Hours. 9 to 1 0 a. m., 1 to 8 and 7 to 8 p. m. DR. J. E. HARTSHORN, pcclnlial Kjn, Ear, Nona nad Threat. No. i9 Main 8t., St. Johnsbury. Vt. CHARLES L. BAILEY, M. D. Hameopaihlc Physician and Burgeon. Office, Union Block, Danville, Vt. Office Houn, 12 to 1 SO p. m.. 6 to 7 p.m. E. H. ROSS, M D , Physician and Murgean. Office and residence, 84 Main Street. Telephone connection. C. A. CRAMTON, M. D. Pbraiciaa and Mnrgeoa. Ear, Ne, Throat and Cheat a specialty. Office, 29 Main St. Residence, St. Johns bury House. Office Hours 9 to 10 a. ra., 1 to 3 and 7 to 8 p. m. Telephone at office and residence Nleht calls telephoned from office to residence. E. W. HITCHCOCK, M. D. Phyaician and Mnrgeaa. 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 Surgeon. Graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College. Office 118 Railroad Street. ANN C.MARTIN, M. D. JTT! Npecial lies' Massave, Baths, Electricity, Chiropody Manicuring and Dermatology. 13 Church, Cor. bummer St., St. Johnsbury. Successful In nervous diseases, Tumors, and a host of chronic conditions. Trained Karaea. MISS NELLIE C. TYLER. Trained Nnrae. Graduate of the Maine General Hospital. Mo. Highland Ave., St. Johnsbury, Vt TRAINED NURSES. Bliss Alice Baker, Miss Jessie sliseeck Graduates of the Providence, R. I., Hospital. 28 CliB Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt. Dentists. DR. C. F. CHENEY, Dentist, Pythian Building, 8t. Johnsbury. R. -VV. WARNER, 1 gnrcron Dentist. Cltlsens 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 Ia w, Bank Block, over Post Office, St. Johnsbury, BATES, MAY A SIMONDS, Attorneys nt Law, 09 Eastern Ave. Rt. Tohnsbnry. FARNHAM & PORTER, A i loraey-at-l.a w. Collections a specialty. Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt. ALBERT PERLEY, Attorney-at-Lair. Collections a Specialty. Hard wick, Vt. Dressmakers. MISS N. M. HILL, Drewniaking. 29 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt. Piano Tvnera. CEO. C. FELCH, Pianoforte Tuning and Regulating. 8 Cherry Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt. ANNIE B. DANIELS, Graduate Tuning Department New England Conservatory. Pianos and Organs tuned and repaired. 21 Main Street, St. Johnsbury. Insurance Agents. MOORE & CO., Fire, Life nnd Accident Insurance. Steam Boiler, Plate Glnts. Klrvntor and Era ployers' Llibility Insurance. Dealers in Coal. 82 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury, Vt. RICKABY & CO., Fire, Life, Accident nnd Plnte Glass Insurance. Ileal 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, Fire, Life nnd Accident Insurance. Pythian Building, St. Johnsbury, Vt FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE In the best companies. Insurance placed at Short notice. FRANCIS SWITSliR, 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. JOHNSBURY, VT. O. V. HOOKER A SON, machinists. Piping and Steam Engine Repairing. M'f's Board Mills. Jobbing a Specialty. Mill Street. St. JohnBbury. Miscellaneous. 8URVEY0R AND CIVIL ENGINEER. J. Itl. PERHAM, C. E, Drafting office, 8cale works, Bt. Johnsbury, . Vermont." Business Cards. C. C. BINGHAM, Druggist and Pharmacist, 6 Bank Block, Main St., 8t. Johnsbury. ERNEST CONZENBACH, Electrical Engineer, St. Johnsbury, Vt. Electric Power and Lighting Plants in stalled. PACKARD & THORNE, Architects, 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 gurt MRS. B. C. WRITE. LAUCHLIN'S, BARNET, VT. Horology, Pharmacy, Optical Work. Drugs, Medicines, watches, silverware. Watches demagnetized and closely rated. C. F. GIBBS, 3 Paddock Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt. Cut Flowers and Floral Designs For sale at all seasons of the year on short notice. Por Immediate attention order by telegraph, telephone or special delivery. NEW ADS. THIS WEEK. Dog Pound. Ceylon and India Tea. Lost A Gold Watch. The Pidelitv Rupture Cure. Baby Sleighs-P. O. Clark. Wanted Cheap Work Horse. Brooks-Tyler Dry Goods Co. State Mutual Life Insurance Co. New and Novel Gift P. O. Clark. . Carp.t Department Old Bee Hive. A Far Seeing Man A. M. Goodrich. Our Pupil Barbour's Business College. Some Quotations Lougee Bros. & Smythe. FRATERNITY MEETINOS. Palestine Commsndery, No. 5, K. T. Palestine Commanderv No. 6. Knight Tem plar holds a Stated Conclave Tuesday eve nltig. February 1. The order of the Temple will be conierred. P. P. Hazen, Commander. D. M. Bacon, Recorder. Knights of Pythias. Regular convention of Apollo Lodge No. 2 ruesaay, reo. l W. O. SBAW, C. C H. T. Fisher, K. R. S. WEATHER RECORD. At BlngtiHm'a Drug Store, for the week ending January I'O, 18U8, Highest Thursday 31 Friday 3 Saturday 34 Sunday 83 Monday 25 Lowest 1 23 22 25 0 Tuesday 16 10 Wednesuav ...... 27,.., 10 LOCAL GATHERINGS. The Adroit Whist Club met Wednes day evening with Miss Emma Babcock on Railroad street, twelve couples being present. Russe'l Conwell lectures here on Wednesday evening, the 9th of February, and it goes without saying that he will draw a large audience. Turkey dinner tonight at Grace Methodist church. Come all ye lads and lassies nnd enjoy a feast of fat things. Dinner from 6 to 8 o'clock. The sixth annual ball of the N. E. 0. P. will be held in the Stanley Opera House this evening. It will be largely attended by members and friends. ' Side Tracked" at the Howe Opera House attracted a good audience and was a good entertainment. The chief actor, the tramp, was a whole show in himself. The annual meeting of the stock holders of the Pythian Lodge building will be held in the office of Crawford Ranney Monday evening, Feb. 14, at 7.30 o'clock. The great amount of snow that has fallen during the past week has caused considerable trouble on the roofs, thaw ing and ''setting back" to the detriment of walls and ceilings. It is expected that Company D will hold an election on Wednesday, Feb. 9, to choose a captain to fill the vacancy caused by the promotion ol Capt. Bonett to be major of the third battalion. The Avenue House and the stores of H. J. Goodrich, H. H. Carr, Hall & Stan ley and E. L. Hovey are now connected with the telephone exchange. Manager Bingham now has 1$0 subscribers. A new catalogue has just been issued by the company. ' A large number attended the recep tion by the Academy Glee club in Acad emy hall last Friday evening. The pro gramme was u very pleasing one and consisted of selections by the Glee club, music by the Y. M. C. A. orchestra, solos by T. N. Shufelt and readings by Mrs. Anna Spencer Frost. Charles S. Hastings, general agent, has an advertisement in another column, telling about tire business done by the State Mutual Life Insurance company ol Worcester, Mass, during 1897. The company wrote 3,398 policies last year and their business shows a good increase over that ol preceding years. While Riley Switser was working in his carpet cleaning shop Tuesday morn ing a belt ran off the pulley and while he was putting it back on a hook caught him in the coat, wound it around the shaft and threw him with considerable force to the floor. His coat and vest were badly damaged and be sustained a few bad bruises. The fire wardens of the village met Saturday evening and organized by elect ing J. N. Gale, chairman and H. E. Byron, clerk. The wards were assigned as fol lows: First ward, G. P. Metcalf; 2, Henry Ayer; 3, Cyrus Sargent; 4, G. R. Crosby! 5. H. E. Byron; 6, J. N. Gale and Cyrus Sargent ; 7, J. N. Gale. After some discussion in regard to the work the meeting adjourned. That was a fine concert given last week by the Mozart Symphony club at Music Hall. The four instrumentalists produced harmony than which no better was ever heard here and their playing was very much appreciated. Miss Gumaer, the prima donna, sang well, but her voice did not fill the hall and con sequently she did not .make as good an impression as she might otherwise have done. A late issue of the St. Albans Messen ger says that Col. E W. Jewett, depart ment commander of the G. A. R., was in town that morning on bis way to Bur lington to meet the senior and juniorvice commanders to arrange the time and place of holding the next department encampment. Col. Jewett thought the choice lay between Burlington, Montpe lier and St. Johnsbury. Harry Elliott's house on Duke street in Summerville was burned to the ground Wednesday night. The alarm was sounded about 10.30. The cause of the fire was the explosion of a lamp. The furniture was nearly all saved. The house was insured in Moore &. Co.'s agency. After the fire a neighbor kindly treated the firemen with coffee, an act which the boys appreciated. "Union Defenders Day," Feb. 12, the anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, is to be observed with appropri ate services on that day by the Sons of Veterans and kindred organizations throughout the country. On Sunday evening, Feb. 13, Rev. Mr. Tyrie has in vited the Sons ot Veterans, the G. A. R and Co. D to Grace Methodist church to a service, at which time be will give an address on Abraham Lincoln. "The city placed policemen to guard the crossings on Maple street Saturday afternoon and allowed coasting upon that thoroughfare." f Burlington Free Press. A similar provision made herein St. Johnsbury, for the boys and girls who delight in coasting, would beappreciated, we are sure. Why cannot the village fathers give this matter serious attention and afford the young folks a chance at this healthful and exhilarating sport? Il it can be done elsewhere, why not here ? Saturday last was a great day for slcighrides. Two barge loads of children from the Summer street schools went out to Lyndonville, under the chaperonage, respectively, of Superintendent Jones and MissFyler; a company of pupils from the Summerville schools, chaperoned by Mrs.' Fannie K. Peck and Miss Ella Wright, also drove to Lyndonville; and the South church Sunday School classes taught by Mrs. Brackett and Mrs. Braley likewise made a pilgrimage to the Ville. "I never saw one of those things until I came to Vermont," said a gentleman on the street the other day. By "one ol those things" he meant the snoW roller which, pulled by four horses, wassmooth ingdown the cold stuff that had been piled up in the road, and annihilating snowdrilts in a refreshingly complete way, The snow roller has won its way rapidly into public favor, and has done away, to a remarkable extent, with that vexatious term, "impassable roads' during the winter season. The next attraction at the Howe Opera House will be Charles H. Yales' "Newest Devil's Auction" Friday even ing, Feb. 4. This play has had an un precedented run and always draws big houses. The actors are all stars and everything is up-to-date, with a full car load of scenery, and a large number of specialties. The Orchestral club ol eight pieces will furnish music of the best class (or this entertainment, and everything promises one of the events of the season The date for "The Girl from Paris" has been cancelled but this company will appear later on. The Choral Union meets for rehearsal next week Tuesday evening, and it is ex pected that there will be quite au addi tion to the membership at that time. Re member that the success of the coming festival depends largely on the direct in terest shown by the local singers and the response made by all music-loving people who are asked to buy tickets for the rehearsal season and the festival. Make the response emphatically cordial and the festival will be an emphatic success A special effort is being made this year to bring the Choral Union's affairs into such condition as to warrant a permanent organization, such, for instance, as is so successfully maintained in Orleanscounty This effort should not fail. It will not if those most directly interested do their part. PERSONALS. S. L. Moore returned Monday from a several weeks' visit in Portland and Bethel, Me. Mrs. Addie Lewis, who has been visit ing friends here for some time, has re turned to Monroe, N. II. Prof, and Mrs. Henry Fairbanks.Judge W. P. Smith and Rev. C. H. Merrill are spending a few days in Washington, D.C. Our venerable townsman, J. P. Mc- Cormick, is reported as seriously ill at bis home, corner Central and Spring streets. Joseph 0. Drouin is confined to his room, suffering from a severe attack of the grip, Mrs. Drouin is lying seriously sick from an abscess in the throat. Charles Mann, formerly connected with A. B. Noyes & Co., is in town, and will assist W. T. King in looking after the affairs of the late W. A. Coggins. T. N. Shufelt has closed his connection with the choir of St. Andrew's church, where he has sung for so long a time, and will now sing with the South church choir. ' - The latest report from Miss Addie Mar shall, who has been ill some time at Bur lington with typhoid fever, is to the tfllct that she is in a comfortable condi tion and no specially alarming symp toms have developed. Rev. J. P. Frost, D. D., formerly pas tor of Grace Methodist church in this place, is just closing a successful five years' pastorate with the First church in Baltimore, Md. Dr. Frost has been in vited to become the pastor of St. Paul's church, Newark, N. J. Mrs. C. H. Bagley, who went to Bos ton a month ago, has decided to spend the winter there with her daughter, who is a stddent in the Boston University. Mr. Bagley returned from a three weeks' visit in that city a few days ago. While there he secured three new members for the Merchants' association. Miss Laura S. Watson, principal of Abbott academy, Andover, Mass., and well-remembered as a former teacher at our Academy, is one of the speakers at the annual "gentlemtn's night" of the Boston Mount Holyoke Alumnae associa tion. The receptk n occurs next Monday night at Hotel Vejidome, Boston. At the. recent a tnual gathering of the Dartmouth Colic; ? alumni of New York two St. Jobnsbii Academy graduates were among the speakers, Hon. Charles A. Prouty of Newport, member of the Interstate Commerce Commission, and Charles F. Mathewson. Mr. Prouty spoke upon "Dartmouth and Commerce." Rev. Dr. C. M. Lamson of Hartford, Conn., and formerly pastor of the North church, is making a tour of the West in the interests of the American Board of which he is president. At the Chicago Congregational club on Jan. 18 he made a ringing plea for better cit zenship, say ing that the time was coming when we should put obligations of citizenship into our creed and teach them in our churches. Among the guests of the club was Rev. Dr. George H.Ide of Milwaukee, a native of this town. St. Johnsbury Academy. The Day of Prayer lor Schools and Colleges was observed yesterday by a service held in the Academy chapel. Prayer was offered by Rev. Edward Fairbanks, and ad dresses were made by Rev. A. H. Heath and Rev. Thomas Tyrie. Dr. Heath pre sented an interesting account of the ori gin of this annual observance and an outline of its history, influence and re sults. Mr. Tyrie gave an exceedingly ptactical and helpful address on the theme, "Inspiring Visions." The speaker emphasized the value and necessity of lofty ideals in all professions and occu pations. Exce'lent singing was furnished by the Academy Glee Club. Odd Fellows District fleeting Dis trict No. 6, 1. 0. 0. F., hold their annual meeting with Caledonia lodge next Thursday. Following is the programme of the meeting: Opening at 7 30 p. m. with past grands selected from various lodges occupying the chairs. Reception of grand officers. Address of welcome by the chaplain of Caledonia lodge, No. 6. Response by the chaplain of Alpine lodge, No. 28. Initiatory degree will be exem plified by Connecticut Rtver lodge, No. 7, of Barnet. First degree by Union lodge, No. 4, of Lyndonville. Grand Rep resentative H. L. Parker and Past Grand Representative J. W. Goodell will give the secret work. There will be remarks by prominent members of the order and a banquet will close the sessions. flystic Shriners.-- Mount Sinai Tem ple will pilgrimage to St. Johnsbury Tues day, Feb. 8. About 150 Shriners are ex pected, many having signified their in tention of coming Irom Montpelier, Ran dolph, Burlington, St. Albans, Boston, Portland and other places. The work will be conferred upon about 20 candi dates, after which a grand banquet will be held in the new Howe Avenue house. It will be a great occasion for Mystic Shriners and nil are looking foward to an unusually pleasant gathering. DAUQHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION. Annual Meeting of the St. John de Crevecoeur Chspter of St. Johnsbury. The St. John de Crevecoeur Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revo lution held its annual meeting on Mon day evening, Jan. 24, at the home ol Mrs. C. H. Stevens, and elected the fol lowing, officers: Regent, Mrs. Pearley F. Hazen; sec, Mrs. Charles H. Stevens; registrar, Mrs. John W. Titcomb; treas., Miss Caroline S. Woodruff. Mrs. P F. Hazen, as regent, is a delegate to the Continental Congress of the National society at Washington, Feb. 22. Mrs. Clinton B. Weeks, is the alcernate. The National society of which this chap ter is a branch, was incorporated under the laws ol Congress, June 8, 1891, with headquarters at Washington, D. C. The aim of the society is to pepetuate the memory and the spirit of the men and women who achieved American in dependence, by the acquisition and pro tection of historical spots and the erec lion of monuments; by the encourage ment of historical research in relation to the revolution and the publication of its results; by the preservation of docu ments and relics, and of the records of the individual services of revolutionary soldiers and patriots, and by the pro motion of celebrations ofall patriotic an niversaries. Any woman may be eligible for mem bersbip who is of the age of eighteen years, and who is descended from a man or woman who, with unfailing loyalty, rendered material aid to the cause of in dependence; from a recognized patriot, a soldier or sailor or civil officer, in one ef the several colonies or states or ol the united colonies or states; providing that the applicant be acceptable to the society. The organization of this chapter, was due to the efforts of Miss Frances Bis- sell, who was its first regent. Her re moval from town necessitated her resig nation frcm office, though she retains her membership with this chapter. The organization was completed June 17,1897, Bunker Hill day, the twelve charter members being: Frances Bissell Isabella Crawford Stevens, Edith E Rannev, Minnie Baker Hazen. Ida Bal lou Weeks, Caroline Salomie Woodruff, Sarah Tilden Hazen, Alice E. Parker Gertrude S. J. Laird, Martha Ross Tit comb, Edith Ross Braley and Eunice A S. May. In searching for a name that should have some local, historical significance, Rev. Edward T. Fairbanks, who is a recogn zed authority in all matters of historical interest pertaining to this lo cality, was consulted. The following is an extract Irom hi reply: "In 1860 I went to Burlington, called on Henry Stevens, the antiquary, got permission to copy from the autograph letters ol Ethan Allen and Dr. Crevecoeur, French consul at New York during the Revolutionary war, whose lull name was Hector St. John De Crevecoeur. ' In one letter, dated 3lst May, 1785, he relers to a book he had just published in France, wherein he has recorded inter esting lacts concerning the bravery, patience and suffering ol the Americans in the prosecution ot their war; he asks the privelege ol being naturalized a citi zen of the new state of Vermont ; and in reference to the matter Allen had pro posed, viz., giving his name to some new town, he says, 'it the general don't think it too presumptuous, in order to nnswer what he so kindly said respecting names, I would observe that the name of St. John being already given to many places in this country, it might be continued by the appellation of St. fohnsbury. Wish ing your state every prosperity, your good governor and council and yourself, mv dear sir, I take my sincere leave ol you, and beg you will look on me as a true Iriend and your very humble ser vant. St. John.' "An organization in the town ol St. Johnsbury that aims to perpetuate mem ories ot the Revolutionary war, might get a title from either end of this man's name, calling itsell "De Crevecoeur' or The Hector St. John.' "If the suggestion should approve itself to any daughter of the Revolution I shall be happy to have furthered the quest of the order. Sincerely Yours, Edward T. Fairbanks." After discussion, it wus voted that the name of the chapter should be "The St. John de Crevecotur." The chapter is greatly honored by having a real daughter among its charter members, Mrs. Sarah Tilden Hazen, who lus,t S'tturriay, Jan. 22, celebrated her seventy-second birthday. Her father, Capt. Josiah Tilden of Hartford, Vt. was one ol the pioneers nt Windsor county. He was horn in 1760 and at nn eariy age joined the state militia and served taithiully until the end of the Revolu tionary war. As is the custom of the national society, a souvenir ot a gold spoon has been presented to her in mem ory ol her lather's patriotism. The bowl of the spoon is heart shape, while the handle is modelled to represent the distaff and flaxol a spinning wheel. The obverse side shows the flax secured at the head ol the distaff by a ribbon, upon which appears the motto ol the society, "Home and Country." At the parting of the flax down the distaff is a woman ol Revolutionary times seated at a spin ning wheel, while just above her head is a shower of thirteen stars (one lor each of the original states of the Union). The threads in the bowl of her spoon form the initial jetters of the society D. A. R. The national society has grown rap idly since its organization, and 'the fol lowing are some of the chapteis which have been formed in Vermont : Green Mountain, Burlington; Brown- son, Arlington; Ann Mory, Ktuiana; Bennington, Bennington; Marquis oe Lalayette, Montpelier; Brattleboro, Brattleboro; Lake Dunmore, Brandon; Ormsby, Manchester; Btllevue, St. Albans; Heber Allen, Poultney ; Ascutney, Windsor; Ethan Allen, Midrllcbury; Ox Bow, Newbury; , Ludlow; St. John de Crevecoeur, St. Johnsbury. Church News. Theladiesof the South church will give a supper at the vestry next Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 o'clock. The supper will be followed by a social time and a programme consisting of music and reading. An attractive .feat ure will be two artistically arranged tables, one draped with orange and the other with lemon color, on which will be for sale oranges, home made candy, lem ons and lemonade. All are cordially in vited. Admission 15 cents. St. Margaret's Guild of St. Andrew's church invite the members of the congre gation, and their friends to a ten c.nt social at the rectory, this evening at 8 o'clock. At a meeting of the third quarterly conlerence of Grace Methodist church, on Tuesday evening, the official hoard unan imously voted to request the return to this parish, for the fifth year, of Rev. Thomas Tyrie; and this request was put in writing, to be presented to the presid ing elder and by him to the bishop. This decision of the board will be gratifying to Mr. Tyrie's many friends not only within the limits of Grace church organ ization, but to the entire community That gentleman has done an excellent work on the charge over which he pre sides as pastor and has also made mm sell uselul among St. Johnsbury people generally. His return lor the lull limit ola Methodist preacher'sstay is in accordance with the popular wish. At thissame meet ing of the official board expression wat given of the appreciation ol the services of .Presiding blrler Hamilton in thisdii-trict. as well us of theemcieut manner in which he has presided over the deliberations of the board. The South church Christian Endeavor- ers give a reception this (Fridav)evening in which the Christian Endeavorers of the North church will participate. There will be a union service at the South church next Sunday evening, under the auspices of the Christian Endeavor ers, and the exercises will be appropriate to the celebration ol budeavor Day." Christian Science service every Sunday morning at 10.4-5 at U Id Fellows block Subject next Sunday "Jesus teaching how to pray." Friday evening service at 7.30. All are welcome. "The Bow in the Cloud," lollowed by the recitation of "The Youth of the Rain bow," will be the topic of the lecture by Rev. Mr. Tyrie, next Sunday evening, at Grace Methodist church. J. W. Batchel der and Leon Batchelder will assist the choir with cornet and flute. The ladies' of St. Andrews Church have for sale mince meat ready for use. It is in glass Iruit jars, each jar weighing 2Vt pounds at 35 cts. To be obtained ot Mrs. D. D Patterson, 96 Man St. and Mrs. T. Farrel, 64 Main St. K. of P. Work the First Rank.- Apollo Lodge, Knights of Pythias, worked the first rank on two candidates Tuesday evening. Representatives were present from the lodges at Mclndoes, Danville, Lyndonville, Lakeport, N. H., and Lancaster, N. H. Giand Vice Chan cellor Ro well of Bennington and Supreme Representative W. H. Gilchrist of Mc lndoes were also present. After the work a banquet was served to about 125 Knights. Alter the banquet C. F. 0. Tinker rapped the gathering to order and proceeded to perlorm the duties of toastmaster in a very pleasing manner. Speeches were made by Supreme Repre sentative W. H. Gilchrist of Mclndoes, Grand Vice Chancellor Rowtll of Benning ton, Grand Chancellor A, C. Randall, Major N. P. Bowman, Grand Prelate C. H. Mattocks of Danville, Grand Keeper of Record and Seals J. M. Cady, L. P. Slack, who said a pleasant adtlress of welcome, George Pierce of Lyndonville, Chancellor Cammander Welch, Mclndoe, H. Rolle Cobleigh read a poem on the "Journeylrom Pageship to Knighthood." Rev. Thomas Tyrie spoke interestingly and the closing remarks were made by O. H. Henderson. Fair Ground Affairs. At a meeting of the directors of the Caledonia Fair Ground Company Wednesday afternoon Dr. T. R. Stiles was chosen president, Fred S. Harriman secretary and Frank H. Brooks treasurer. A committee con sisting of Dr. Siiles, Arthur F. Stone and Harry Blodgett was chosen to revise the by-laws to conlorm to the vote of the annual meeting whereby theFairGround company agreed to conduct the fair of 1898 Stockholders of the company are re minded of the adjourned meeting next Tuesday at 1.30 p. m. when the question of issuing tickets to stockholders for the 1898 fair will be discussed. Secretary Harriman has sent circulars to all the stockholder and replies are coming in every mail. Both Ankles Broken. Albert Young man fell from the roof of G. G. Well's house, on Summer street, yesterday fore noon, while shoveling snow therefrom, and was badly hurt, the ankle bones on both legs being broken. He was carried to C. E. Simpson's, where he boards, and is doing as well as could be expected unucr me circumstances. RECENT DEATHS. Smith. Lewis P. Smith died at his residence on Green street Tuesday afternoon, aged 49 years. He had been sick with typhoid fever for about a month. Mr. Smith was native of Brownington. His early years were passed in nis native town, after which he went West for a few years, and nearly twenty years ago came to St. Johnsbury. During his residence here he has been employed in the Fairbanksscale shops as a machinist. Fifteen years ago be married Clara Pcrleyof Brownington, who survives him, together with an aged father and twin brother, Henry Smith. The father and brother reside at Barton Landing. The funeral was held at bis ' late residence yesterday morning and the remains were taken to Barton Landing -for interment. Lawrence. Fred Lawrence, son of A. F. Lawrence of Fairbanks Village, died on Friday of last week, aged about sixteen years. He had been ill with pneumonia for some time and seemed improving, but suffered a relapse from which he could not rally. Fred was a boy who had many friends among the young people. He was a member of the eighth grade of the Union schools, and only a short time before his death his schoolmates sent him a budget of letters to show their friendliness and - their solicitude for his recovery; and they also sent him flowers. The funeral took place on Sunday, and the interment was at Passumpsic. Four boys acted as bearers, and five girls carried flowers. Roach. Mrs. Thomas Roach, who has been sick for a long time with consumption, died last week Thursday, aged 33 years. She was a much respected lady and is survived by her husband and two chil dren. The funeral was held at 2 p. m. Sunday. Rev. Father Lynch of St. Aloy sious church officiating. Y. n. C. A. Notes Last Monday eve ning the Members Entertainment Com mittee provided an evening of solid en joyment for the people of St. Johnsbury. From a literary, humorous and musi cal point of view : it was strictly first class. Mr. Charles T. Grilley left not only having sustained his lormer reputation here, but bearing a way new laurel. He ' was assisted by Miss Ethel Abbott, soprano, and the Y. M. C. A. Orchestra. The gallery of the Armory was well filled last Saturday evening to witness the exciting gime of basket-hall. It was a clean game frOm start to fiinish. ' Thd boys lined up as follows: St. I A's. . Y. M. C. A's. Abhott C PaYka Taylor r.g. Town Carpenter f Hancock Cheney Smith 1. g. fierce Randall f. Beck Instructor Ryder, referee: Tinker and Straub umpires. The star plays were made by Abbott and Hancock. Score 9 to 7 in lavor ol the St. J. A's. An interesting exhibition game was played by the Juniors between the halves. Score 2 to 2. It mav be interesting to some of the slumbering "Reds" to know that the "Blues" have buckled on their armor and are far ahead. The service next Sunav will be open to both ladies' and gentlemen. Every body young and old will receive a cordial welcome. It has been thought best to devote the last Sunday of each month to a general service. Rol e Cobleigh will deliver an address, the orchestra will play, and we expect the Imperial Quar tett to sing. Annual W. C. T. U. Meeting.- The annual meeting of the Woman's Chris tian Temperance union was held Tues day afternoon in Y. M. C. A. ball. The members present gave the idea that the interest in the work is progressing and encouraging. The officers of last year were reelected as follows: President, Mrs. M. A. Brackett; secretary, Mrs. C. Caswell; treasurer, Mrs. F. W. Park- hurst; vice-presidents, North church, Mrs. J. W. Warden; South, Mrs. C. Caswell; Methodist, Mrs. M. B. Tyrie; St. Andre ws, Mrs. Thos. Farrell; Free Baptist, Mrs. B. W. Spaulding; Railroad .. Street Baptist, Miss A. G. Clark; Uni versalist, Mrs. M. E. Rice. Encouraging reports were given from the superintend ents. Eirnest petition was made to God for his blessing to rest upon Mrs. Marshall and her daughter, also lor other members who had been recently afflicted. An executive meeting was ap pointed for Saturday alternoon at 3 o'clock in Y. M. C. A. parlors. Patents for Inventors. These patents have rccen.ly been granted to St. Johns bury people: Henry Fairbanks, printing register for weighing scales ; Henry Fair banks and W. H. Sargent, assigners to E. and T. Fairbanks & Co., scale Harvlin Paddock, assigner to E. and T. Fairbanks & Co., ticket and ribbon holder for recording scales; Frederick W. Taylor, assigner to E. and T. Fairbanks & Co., weighing scale. School Census for 1 897. Following are a few interesting statistics concerning the number of school children in town : Between 5 and 8 ears of age. Between 8 and 10 yeurs of age. Between IS an J 21 years of age, Whole number la town of school age, Number of boys, Number of girls, Whole number, F. V. Powehs, Clerk.