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Hnuntv Clerk COMMENCED AUG. 8, 1837. ST. JOHNSBURY. VERMONT, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1898. Business Cards. Business Cards. Physician a. J. A. THOMPSON, M. D., C. M., Physician and Burgeon. Office 95 Eastern Ave , St. Johnsbury. Office Hour. 9 to 1 0 a. m., 1 to 3 and 7 to 8 p. m. DR. J. E. HARTSHORN, peclallM Bj, JKar, None aud Thral. No. :9 Main St., St. Johnsbury, Vt. CHARLES L. BAILEY, M. D. llonieopaihle Physician nnd Murgeon. Office, Union Block, Danville, Vt. Office Hoars, 12 to 1 30 p. m 6 to 7 p. m. E. H. ROSS, M D , Phynician nnd Murgroa. Office and residence, 84 Main Street. Telephone connection. C A. CRAMTON, M. D. Phjraiciaa and Nuigeoa. Ear, N, Throat and Cheat a vpecialty. Office, 29 Main St. Residence, St. Johns- Dury House, Office Hours 9 to 10 a. m,, 1 to 8 and 7 to 8 p. m. Telephone at office and residence Nlcht calls telephoned from office to residence. E. W. HITCHCOCK, M. D. Physician and Snrgean. Office Hours until 9 a.m.: 1 to 2 and 7 to 8 p. m. 10S Railroad Street, St. Jobnsbury, Vt. DR. H. BUSS. Teieiinary Surgeon. Graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College. Office 118 Railroad Street. , ANNC. MARTiN, M. D. ; """ Ppeciuliirs' Mansare, Baths, Kleeiricity, Chiropody Manicuring and Dermatology 13 Church, Cor. mmmtr St., St. Johnsbury. Succcastul in nervuus diseases, Tumors, nd a host of chronic conditions. Trained Nurses. MISS NELLIE C. TYLER. Trainrd Nurse. Graduate of the Maine General Hospital. No. 4 Highland Ave., St. Johnsbury, Vt. TRAINED NURSES, niaa Alice Baker, Mia Jrwio UUeock Graduates of the Providence, R. I., Hospital. 28 Clifl Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt. Dentists. DR. C. F. CHENEY, Dentin, Pythian Building, St. Johnsbury. R. W. WARNER, Mnrgeoa Dentist. Citliens Bank Building, bt. Johnsbury, Vt. Dr. C. H. Mason's Cancer Cure can be had at this office. DR. J. L. PERKINS, Demist. Corner Main Street and' Eastern Arenue. Attorney a. WENDELL P. STAFFORD, Attorney at Law, Bank Block, over Post Office, St. Johnsbury. BATES, MAY & SIMONDS, Attorneys at Law, 89 Eastern Ave. St. lohnsbury. FARNHAM & PORTER, AiloracTs-at-liaw. Collections a rpecialty. Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury. Vt. ALBERT PERLEY, AttorneT-al.I-.aw. Collections a specialty. Hardwick, Vt, Hressmakers. MISS N. M. HILL, Dreuiniaking. 29 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt. Piano Tuners. CEO. C. FELCH, Pianoforte Tuning nad Krgnlating. 6 Cberry Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt. ANNIE B. DANIELS, Oradnale Tuning Department New t 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 O.Ihs. Klcvator and Em ployers' I.Wbllity Insurance. Dealers in 'Coal. 32 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury, Vt. RICK ABY & CO., Fire, Life, Accident and Plate Class Inaurauce. Ileal Estate. 80 Eastern Avenue, St. JohusUury, Vt. THE VERMONT MUTUAL FIRE IN SURANCE CO. The Best. V. C. LEWIS, Agent. St. Johnsbury, Vermont. CRAWFORD RANNEY, Fire, Life nnd Accident luNurnncc, Pythian Building, St. Johnsbury, Vt. FIRE AND LIFE INSURANCE In the best companies. Tn-urance placed at short notice. FRANCIS SWITSIiR, 28 Cliff Street. St. Johnsbury, Vt. Machinists. LYMAN S. HOOKER Boltdta Machine Job Work. Light mi chlnery and model work a specialty. MILL ST., ST. JOHNSBURY, VT. O. V. HOOKER & SON, machinists. Piping and 8team Engine Repairing. M'f's Board Mills. Jobbing a Specialty. Mill Street. St. JounBbury. C. C. BINGHAM, Druggist and Pharmacist, S Bank Block, Main St., St. Johnsbury. ERNEST COMZENBACH, 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 HEICHTS HOUSE, Lunrnburg, Vermoul. Open all the vi-ar lor permanent and transient MRS. E. C. Iinr S. WHITE. LAUCHLIN'S, BARNET, VT. Horology. Pharmacy, Optical Work. Drugs, Medicines, Watches, Silverware. Watches demagnetized and closrly rated. C. F. GIBBS, i Paddock Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt. Cut Flowers and Floral Designs for sale at all seasons of the year on short notice For Imn ed ate attention order by telegraph, telephone or special delivery. NEW ADS. THIS WEEK. Hasten a. Girl Wanted. Ceylon and India Tea. Clothing J. C. Stevens. Dietetics E. B. Worrell. Republican Town Caucus. Coming Again Dr. Stevens. Pold Fish Bingham's Drug Store. Tub-rculosis Rampant Swift Hros. Devil's Auction Howe Opera House. Practical Uai hour's Business College. Down They Come S. A. Moore & Co. Agent Wanted Equitable Life Ins. Co. Preferred Accident Ins. Co. of New York. Ladies' Underwear and Corsets Ritchie's, Special Sale Brooks-Tyler Dry Goods Co. WEATHER RECORD. At Binehnrn's nrue Store, for the week ending February 2, 1898. Highest' Lowest Thursday 17 S Friday 2 28 Saturday S 28 Sunday 5 21 Monday 20 27 Tuesday 13 3 Wednesuav 5 10 indicates below sero. FRATERNITY MEETINGS. Palestine Commandery, No. 5, K. T. Palestine Commanilery No 5. Knight Tern- plar holds a Stated Conclave Tuesday eve ning, Marcn o. P. F. Hazbn, Commander. D. M. Bacon, Recorder. Knights of Pythias. Regular convention of Artollo Lodge No. 2 Tuesday. Feb. 8. Rank of "Knight" will be conferred. Chab. Varnsv, C. C. H. T. Fisher. K. R. S. Republican Town Caucus. In accordance with c hapter 8, Vermont Sta utes. the leeal voters of the 1 own of St Johnthurv. arc reqetid to meet In the Town Han in sain uwn nn I UBSUAY. F'-.B, 15. 1898, at 2 o'cloi k in the afternoon, to place In nomination candidates tor all town officers made necessary b.v law, to be elected at the annual March meeting. March 1, 1898 F. A. Pibkcb Republican Albrrt Hakkis I own liowiN C I'ottbr I Committee Dated at St. Johnsbury, Vt., Feb. 3, 1808. Miscellaneous.' SURVEYOR AND CIVIL ENGINEER. J. M. PF.tllIA.TI, O. B. Drafting office, Scale works, St. Johnsbury, Vermont. LOCAL GATHERINGS. The Museum will be open Saturday evening, Feb. 5, trom 7 till 9 o'clock. The Academy Glee Club will give a concert Friday evening, March 4. A cantata will be presented. About 50 couples attended the an nual N. E. 0. P, dance in the Stanley opera house last Friday evening. After lodge wor.k Saturday evening the members of the N. E. 0. P. will enjoy a social time and literary exercise. W. B. Johnson has filled his ice houses for the coming season. The ice at the last of the anting was 15 inches thick. Representatives from Apollo lodge, Knights of Pythias, go to Barton this evening to work the Page rank for the lodge there. The February numberof St. Andrew's Cross has on the cover a fine pen draw ing of the church. The design was made by William H. Sargent. The new round house is now com peted with the exception of putting in the steam heating and flooringand work nnn are now doing this. The republican town committee have called a caucus for Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 2 p. m. to nominate officers ta be elected at the March town meeting. A. M. Goodrich has offered until March 1 to make black worsted suits at $27 per suit. After this month the price of the suit will be odvanced $5. Invitations are out for the annual "gentlemen's night" of the St. Johnsbury Woman's Club on Monday evening, Feb. 7. Club members can obtain guest tickets as usual. The next attraction at the Howe Opera House will be "The Man in the Iron Mask." on Thursday, Feb. 10. The play will be presented by a compauy of first-class artists. Co. D extends a cordial invitation to the public to visit the Armory Wednes day evening The gallery will be open to visitors who can watch the company go through their weekly drill. The members and their immediate families of Green Mountain Lodge, New England Order of Protection, will hold a social alter their lodge work next Satur day evening. Light refreshments will be served. The accompanist at the Littleton Musical convention proving inufficient for the demands made upon her, B. Frank Harris of this place was telegraphed for and went over to assist in the closing concerts. The Orleans County Musical Festival at Newport begins Monday evening. This is one of the musical events of the year in northern Vermont and a number ol St. Johnsbury's singers are planning to attend. The Golden Cross society will have a "Ladies' night" on Friday, Feb. 18, in stead of this evening as planned. The entertainment for the evening will be provided by the gentlemen and an inter esting programme is being arranged. Montpelier and vicinity expect to send 25 brethren to the special session of the Mystic Shrine at St. Johnsbury next Tuesday. The headquarters of the faith ful will he at Howe's Avenue House and the festivities close with a grand banquet. Remember that the music for the "Devil's Auction" at the Howe Opera House tonight will be furnished by the Orchestral club of St. Johnsbury, com nosed of 10 oieccs. all artists and this I alone will be worth the price of admis sion. The monthly meeting of the public school teachers will be held tomorrow at 9 30. Mrs. Martha Ross Titcomb j will speak on "Constructive Design" and Prin. D. Y. Comstock on "School Train ing in English." Interested parents will be welcome as usual. The Brooks-Tyler store are having a special sale of Hamburg edgings this week and a large counter in their dry goods department is completely filled with these goods. To protect the store in case of fire workmen have placed fire blinds on the north side of the store. James Ritchie has found by long ex periencethat advertising pays and this week he offers some very attractive bar gains in ladies" muslin underwear and corsets. There are lots of other desirable goods in hisstore and ladies are cordially invited to visit the store and see his stock. Green Mountain Lodge, New Eng land Order of Protection, have issued a neat calendar for 1898 giving officers, a list of members and the expense of carry ing insurance in the order. The present membership of the local lodge is 403, of whom 50 are social members and the rest benefit members. C. C. Bingham received a consign ment of 100 small gold fish from Balti more Wednesday night. They will be placed in his store window and sold in connection with a cough medicine. The little fellows stood the cold weather finely and all were alive and apparently healthy when they reached here The snow plow left the yard here for Swanton at 6 o'cloek Tuesday morning, reachinar that nlace about 2 o. ra. The trip back was rougher and it was 4 a m. when they reached here. It was the hardest trip with the snow plow in some years. The plow was in chargeof Road master Charles Severance, and he is now PERSONALS. Mrs. M. H. Buckham is visiting friends in town. 1 Mrs. D. D. Patterson is on a two weeks' visit in Boston. Mrs. S. M. Hill has gone to Westfield for a few weeks. Mrs. Kimball, mother of Mrs. L. D. Hazen, is critically ill. Louis Gingras, who has been danger ously sick, is improving. William C. Tyler has been confined to the house this week with a sure throat. E. B. Merriam of Topeka, Kan., was a welcome visitor here one day last week. Mr. and Mrs. George H. Cross are spending a week at rort Covington, N. Y. Harry B. Carpenter and family have been visiting at Horace Carpenter's this week. W. E. Peck, who has been confined to the house lor several weeks, is slowly im proving. ! Mrs. George Chandler (nee Lizzie Cur tis) has been spending a few days among her old friends. '" Miss Bartlett attended a meeting of the State Libiary association at Bur lington Friday. . Gilbert E. Woods who has beeninNew York the past two weeks, is expected home next week. Miss Addie Marshall is slowly improv ing from a long sickness with typhoid fever at Burlington. Miss Jessie Waterman of New Hamp ton, N. H., is spending the week at the Rev. G. C. Waterman's. Mrs. F. A. Carter has been called to Bradford by the serious illness of her mother. Mrs. C. C. Doty. Miss Loud of Plymouth, N. H., an ex perienced maker, began work Monday in the Shoe company's stitching room. The many friends of Hon. A. F. Nichols will be glad to learn that he has so far recovered from his illness as to be able to sit up every day. j Col. John C. Clark, Prcf. Henry Fair banks a..d H. N. Turner attended a meet ing of the directors; of the scale company in Boston this week. Miss Annie B. Daniels has been engaged as organist for the mid winter convention of Adventists to be held in their new church in Boston, Feb. 14. Rev. Thomas Tyrie and Presiding Elder Hamilton attended the preachers' meet ing and dedication of the new Methodist church at Lyndonville Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Mr. and Mrs. H. N. Turner started for California Tuesday morning. They will make the journey in one of the Raymond excursions going via New Orleans ad the Southern Pacific. Tbey will return in March. Miss Charlotte Morrill, principal of Adelphi Academy, Brooklyn, N. Y., and a former resident of this town, presents a paper today at the meeting of the New York league of Unitarian Women, which is held in Brooklyn. Henry Wilson commenced Monday as traveling salesman for Somers & Co. of Boston, working northern Vermont and New HamDshire. He has sold a half interest in his store at Passumpsic to a irian from Newbury. S. D. Atwood got tangled up in the handle of a pail while carrying an armlul of wood up the cellar stairs last Satur been enthusiastically received by both teachers and pupils. In his address to the students he announced that Dr. Pearsons of Chicago, who had already contributed $20 000 towards the en dowment, would build a $25,000 science hall as goon ns he had been assured that the college d bt will be provided lor. President Ferguson will assume the ac tive duties ol the presidency in June. Fire In the Brown Block.- Fire broke out in the Brown block on Main street about 10 o'clock We Inesday evening and in a short time the bl ck was considered bly damaged by water and a little dam aged by fire. The fire caught in the work room of W. M. Kellogg's photograph Studio, either from the stove or from an explosion of ehemicajs. Mr. Kellogg loses all the contents of his rooms with the exception of negatives and cam eras. His insurance is $1500, which will hardly cover the loss. The firemen got the hose to playing so quickly afcer the alarm was sounded that the fire did not spread beyond these rooms. Mr. Kel logg loses the large number of pictures with which his reception room was filled. It represented some of his best work and is a loss which he deeply fetls. Besides this studio the third story has one tene ment occuoiid by L. V. Mennt, which was scarcely, if any, damaged. In the second story are two tenements, one oc. cupied by Miss Porter and the other by Orange Robeits. Both are badly dam aced bv water. The contents of the three tenements are very little damaged, orobablv under $200. F. N. Brown's grocery and crockery stock is consider blv damaged by water, but well insured The damage to A. M. Goodrich, tailor, will not exceed $150: insured. In the basement Welch Brothers, meat market had to get rid ol considerable water, but were scarcely any danvigeo. I he OlocK owned bv E. P. Brown. i damaged to the extent of about $1000, and is in sured for $5000 in the Ranney and W. C Lewis agencies. Four years ago last December the top story ol this block was comoletelv destroyed bv fire. It was reDaired at once and considerably im proved. This is the second time Kellogg bas been burned out in tins same diock nursing a sprained wrist as a result of day and has since been confined to the the trip. The selectmen have posted the check list in the post office and various other parts of the village and at East St. Johns bury and St. Johnsbury I. enter. It is vour duty to see if your name is on this list , If it is not and ought to be by at tending one of the meetings advertised on the cover ol the lists your name will be added and vou can vote at the March town meeting. St. Johnsbury and vicinity have ex perienced an unusually cold wave the past week as will be seen by the weather record. Sunday was by far the coldest day of the year, the mercury never get ting above zero and registering 30 below zero in several places. Yesterday morn ing was equally cold, the mercury regis tering 26 below at Mr. Bingham's and &3 below zero in another place in this town. The Lyceum Theater Co. has been showing before small audiences every evening this week in the Stanley Opera House. The compnny is a good one and worthy of larger audiences. The com pany has a good selection of plays and gives a different one each evening. The scenery in the Opera House is all uew, and the scenery and stttge are now as good as that of any Opera House of its size in the state. The February meeting of the Wo man's auxiliary of the Y. M. C. A. will he held next Tuesday at 3 o'clock in the association hall. The uual meeting will be followed by a social hour, with music, tea and light refreshments. All members of the auxiliary, or ladies who may wish to become members, are cordially invited The hostesses for the afternoon are Mrs G. H. Howe. Mrs. Mackinnon, Mrs. B. W. Spaulding and Mrs. Douglas. Y. M. C. A. Notes. Last Sunday mixed service for men and women was held, about sixty-five attending. Rolfe Cobleigh spoke on "Twentieth Century Knighthood," Mrs. P. F. Hazen sang a solo. Heieafter there will be one service a month to which ladies will be invited, also one social service in which ill will be invited to take part, whether church members or not. Watch lor a game of basket-ball next week. Don Stiles has been appointed capiain ol the "Reds" to take Nathan Thompson's place. Stiles says he in tends to eat chicken pie. The Woman's auxiliary have lately supplied several magazines to our read ing room, making an extra attraction to readers. We have been compelled to change our Bible classes from Friday to Wednesday evening, but they will close in time to allow the members to attend the prayer meetings. The directors will hold their monthly meeting next Monday evening. The boys' reception was an enjoyable occasion." Miss Elsie Ranney uave sev eral readings, also Miss Gertrude Lam pher, and Robert Clark lavored us with a piano solo; but the Lane sisters pleased all with their whistling. RECENT DEATHS. Jewett. In San Francisco, Cal Mrs. Kate Beattie, widow of the late Jarvis Jewett, aged 71 years, 6 months. Mrs. Jewett was a native of Rvegate, a daughter ol the lute James and Mar garet Beattie. In her girlhood she was a student at St. Johnsbury Academy, and is well and pleasantly remembered by many here. Her husband was a son of Dr. Calvin ewctt of St. Johnsbury. In 1849. he went to California, drawn thither by the discovery of gold. In 1859 he returned to Vermont, married Miss Beattie and went back to San Francisco where he died August 22, 1893. Mrs. Jewett was a great sufferer for more than a year from malignant cancer, but through all her sickness displayed a strong Christian character. A daughter, Mrs. Jennie M. Nicholson of San Fran cisco, survives ner. ine tunerai service was conducted by Rev. Henry E. Jewett of Berkeley and Rev. Mr. Reynolds of San Francisco. Rooney. Mr. and Mrs. William J. Rooney of Newport, formerly ol St. Johnsbury, were greatly afflicted last month by the death of two ol their three children. On Jan. 5, their youngest son, Raymond Joseph, died of membraneous croup, and 10 days later the oldest boy, Leo William, after a severe sickness from measles, died of heart failure. Their old Iriends in St. Johnsbury will extend hearty sympathy to the bereaved family. rjould. Walter D. Gould died Saturday morn ing alter a week's illness of pneumonia. Mr. Gould was born in Walden in 1849 where his youth was spent. He then came to Danville. Twenty-four years ago he came to St. Johnsbury and entered the scale works as an ornamental painter. He became very proficient in his work and will be much missed at the factory. He leaves a wife, an ado ted child, and five sisters. He was a member of the Masonic and Odd Fellows orders and of the Junior Order of American Mechanics, The funeral was held at the scale board ing house Monday alternoon, conducted by Rev. Dr. A. H. Heath. Music was furnished by the Mahogany Quartette nd the Odd Fcllowscomlucted the burial service house. He was thrown heavily against a post and received several bad bruises on his face nnd limbs. Dr. Lee V. Knapp, formerly of St. Johnsbury, has moved from Danbury, N. H., to Chalsworth. III. Dr. Knapp had a business of over $4000 a year and Dr. Philip S. Ide has gone from Newport to take this business. Dr. Ide is the only son of the late Gen. Horace K. Ide and has a good opening in Danbury. George E. P. Smith, who wasconnected with the freight office here for two years, is spending a few days in town the guest of his classmate, Secretary Colburn. Mr. Smith is now instructor in the depart ment ol civil engineering at the Univer sity of Vermont. He graduated last June and was immediately called to the faculty of his college. Hon. 0. M. Titikham of Pomfret, who is in town for a few days, does not dis guise the fact at all that he is a warm supporter ol Gen. McCullough of Ben nington for the next governor of Ver mont. As far as we have been able to find the opinions of St. Johnsbury people they have all been in favor of the gentle man from St. Albans, Col. E. C. Smith. Louis C. Dodd of St. Johnsbury met with a painful accident recently while working in the chemical laboratory at the University of Vermont where he is a student. A bottle of hydrochloric acid was dropped and the acid spattered into his face. It was thought at first that his eyesight would be affected, but theinjury was lound to be only temporary. He is rapidly improving from his injury. The muny friends of Prof. Frank P. Brackett of Pomona College, Claremont, Cal will be interested to learn that President elect Ferguson has accepted the presidency of that college and has fir Lewis' Work in China.-Readers of the Caledonian will fie interested to know that Robert E. Lewis expects to sail lor China about the first of March He will have to go then or else defer for half a year. If he can go in March he can cooperate with Mr. Lyon, the Y. M C. A. secretary now m China, who is confidently expecting the arrival of Mr, Lewis at the end of March, and has planned his whole tour among the Chi nese colleges with reference to Mr. Lewis' arrival. This tour will cover the educa tional institutions of that great empire Mr, and Mrs. Lewis must arrive in China as early in the spring as possible in order not to jeopardize their health or the health of their children. The Christian workers of Shanghai have already planned to receive Mr. Lewis and to give him a large introduction to their work thf first of Apt it. Taking all these things into consideration it is very desirable that as much as possible of the support of Mr, and Mrs. Lewis should be pledged before they set sail. Any contributions to tins most im portant work may be sent to Secretary Cohurn of the St. Johnsbury Y. M. C. A., who will fee that the money is promptly forwarded. Supreme Court. The case of State vs, Henry F. Estabrooks was taken up Fn day at Montpelier, In thh cas the rei pondent was indicted for perjury at the uneterm of Caledonia.county court. At the December term the respondent en tered a demurrer to the indictment and the case comes up on exceptions to the overruling ol the demurrer. On April 14 1896, Newell L. Harlow of St. Johnsbury executed a chattel mortgage to the re pondent. The mortgage contained the usual affidavit to be signed by both par ties in which they make oath that the mortgngeH made to secure a just debt. This afhilavit was sworn to betore master in chancery. The state claims hat the mortgage was without consid eration aud that the respondent com mitterl perjury in signing the affidavit The Question raised is tne sumciencv ot the indictment. H. C. Bates and Alex Duunett for respondent. Taylor for state. Judge Tyler takes the case. The judges were photographed last Fridav alternoon just betore court opened. It is the first time the court has ever been photogaphed at the bench The picture will appear in the March number of the Vermonter with the story ol Montpelier which is being prepared by Hiram A. Huse. In the case of the Maine Central rail road vs. Coggins & Lapicr the judgmen of the lower court is affirmed Court has adjourned until March Matinee Lecture on r-ooa. Let no housekeeper overlook Mr. Worrell's lcc ture in Music Hall next Tuesday after noon. The entire range of food will be discussed. The lecture will be valuable, not only for the knowledgeit will impart in dietetics, but tor its many pracuca points, which in no other way could be so concretely presented. There will be a fine platform exhibit of food plants and lood products, many ot them obtained through courtesv, Irom the Agassiz Mu scum, Cambridge, and the Commercial Museum, Philadelphia. Mr. Worrell i book is free to lecture patrons only, oth erwise sells lor hlty cents, bvery sea reserved for housekiepers. Admission b ticket, only. N ine but housekeepers can secure them at Bingahm b drug store. VOL. LXI NO. 3158 Church News. The ladies of St. An drews church have for sale mince meat ready for use. It is in glass pint jfirs, each jar weighing 2Vi pounds, at 35 cents. To be obtained of Mrs D. D. Pat terson, 96 Main street and Mrs. T. Far rell. 64 Main street. "The First Pilgrim Father" will be the topic of the lecture at Grace Metho dist Episcopal church next Sunday eve ning by Rev. Mr. Tyrie. The Free Baptist Ladies' society will have a sociable at N. R. Switser's this evening. Supper at six o'clock. All in vited. J. W. Sau't gave an interesting talk be fore the Ep worth League Monday even ing nn the trip of Gov. Grout and party to Nashville, I'enn. The Church of the Messiah was dedi cated on Jan. 23. 1873, the sermon being preached by the pasi or, the late Rev B. M. Tillotson. The 25ihanniversarv was referred to last Sunday and the pastor preached a strong doctrinal sermon, lilmer E. Piper has accepted a position in the choir of this church. If negotiations now in progress go throuah. all the Roman Catholic proper ty in the dioctse t Vermont will noon he insured under u single policy of $500,000 or more by the Vermont Mu ual Fire Insurance company of Montpelier. "The student volunteer movement" was the subj ct of the missionary meet ing at the North church Wednesday even iiie. The meeting was in charge of A. L. Hardy and addresses were given by H. J. ones and Mrs. lieorge f. cneney. The ladies of St. Aloysius church are to hold a sociable in G. A. R. hall Friday venii g. Feb. 11, for the bench t ol the new church on Main street. There will be recitations and singing and a good supper served by the ladies. The public are invited to attend and will be given an evening of enj .yment and pleasure. The South church Christian Endeav- orers entertained tneir menus in mc South church and the voung people trom the other churches last Friday evening. The programme included singi gbyihe Acailemv Glee club, a violin solo by Miss Sadie Batchelder, reading of "The Hattle of Blenheim" by Miss Sba w, illuvtrated bv "ghost pantomine," and readings by Prof D. Y. Comstock.. Another Carrier Refused. The free delivery service has grown so suicett was first established in St. Johnsbury, espec ially in the Railroad street section, that Postmaster Bundy petitioned thedepart ment for another carrier. The lollowing reply was received Irom the first assist ant postmaster general: "In view of the fact that the appropri ation for the tree delivery serviee is in sufficient to meet the demands ol the ser vice during the current fiscal y ar, your request lor an additional carrier has not been acted upon. It will be impossible to comply with your request as no addi tional expenditures can be authorized at an v office during-the balanced the year,- or until congress has made mure ade quate provision lor the maintenance of the tree delivery service, ui cours-e yon will not be able to make any extensions at your office, and it may be mcessary for you to curtail the routes or reduce the numbi r ol deliveries or collections in some pan 8 of the city in order to insure prompt delivery ol mail and keep your carriers within the eight hours. Anv re duction ol service or change of schedule should be promptly reported to this office." Mr. Bundy will not curtail the delivery of the mails, but may be obliged to omit some ol the collections. The carriers are not allowed to work over eight hours a day and as the government will not in crease the lorce the public cannot get any better service than is now given. when decision will be cases heard this term. rendered in the Masonic District fleeting. The an nual Masonic district meeting will held here with Passumpsic lodge, No. 27 next Thursday. The following pro gramme for the meeting has been issued by E. McGenniss, D. D. G. M.,of Lyndjn- ville: At three o ciock p. m. a louge of Master Masons will be opened by the officers of Passumpsic lodge, No. 27, William Wethcrbee, W. M.; review ol work and lectures by Charles C. Miller, G. L.; at 6 p. m., a banquet; 7.45 p. m., lodge called Irom relreshmont to labor on third degree by officers of Moose Riv r lodge, No. 82, George B. French, W. M.; the Grand Master and other grand officers will be nceived in lorm, alter which M. M. degree will be con lerred. Lectures given in lull it time will permit. Review ot work and lectures by Grand 'Lecturer Charles C. Miller. Reduced railroad fares will be extended by both roads, and the air line train south will stop at West Burke for pass engers on that date. A train will leave St. Johnsbury for Lyndonville at 11.15 p. m. The Christian Science Church. The Christiun Scientists of St. Johnsbury, having been chartered by the state ot Vermont, met at their rooms in Odd Fel lows' block, Jan. 26, and organized a church society, by adopting a constitu and by-laws and electing the following officers for the ensuing year: President, G. S. P. Moore; clerk, Luman Ladd; treus., Byron S. Burt; first reader, Byron S. Burt; second reader, Laura W. Burt. For those not familiar w'uh the prac tice of this church, it may be said that it has no pastor. Its service is conducted by two members, known as readers The name of this society will be First Church of Christ Scientists ol St. Johnsburv, and it is a branch ol the mother church of Boston. The Christian Scientists have the same preacher all over this land and other lands. The Bihleand the Chris tian Science text book bv Rev. Mary Buker Eddy are their only preachers. Christian Scientists stand on the eternal principle of truth and love as tauuht by Christ, and the demand ot this scietve is, riinu slink have no other gods beiore Me." Public services are held by this society each Sundav at 10 45. and Fri day evenings at 7 30 in their rooms in Oild bellows' block. A cordial invita tion is given to all to attend. Subject for Sundav, Feb. 6, is, "Seeking first the Kingdom ol God." Lesson text, Matt., 6: 24 to 34. Drown-Kelley. A very pretty wed ding took place at Frank Perrigo's, on Harvey street, last Tuesday afternoon The contracting parties were Plummcr E. Drown and Miss Martha L. Kellcy, both of Wheelock. There were several friends from Wheelock present besides St. Johnsbury friends. Alter the cere mony congratulations were extended and a light lunch served. The couple will reside in W heeloclt. A Big Plumbing Contract.-Gofs & Swett have secured one ot the largest heating, plumbing, and lighting contracts ever done in this section. A large addition has been built onto the Waumbek hotel in Jefferson, N. H., and one of the largest hotels in the mountains. The plumbing in the old part of the hotel will be improvtd. Goss & Swett will do this work and also all the plumbing in the new part of the building. Work will be commenced at once. C. II. Goss was in Boston last week buying material. He will superintend the work and will divide his time this place and Jefferson.