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ST. JOHNSBURY. VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 1898. VOL. LXI---NO. 3169 : Business Cards. Physicians. i, A. THOMPSON, M. D., C. M.f Physician sad dnrgean. Office 63 Bantern Arc, St. Johnaburj. Office Hours, 9 to 1 0 a. m., 1 to 8 and 7 to 8 p. m. DR. J. E. HARTSHORN, giwclalisl Eye, Bar, Nae aad Thraat. No. 29 Main St., St. Johnsbury, Vt. CHARLES L. BAILEY, M. D. pcmeopalklc Physician aad Margcaa. Office, Union Block, Danville, Vt. Office Hours, 13 to 1.S0 p. tn., 6 to 7 p. m. E. H. ROS3.M. Physician aad Hargeaa. Office and residence, 84 Main Street. Telephone connection. ' C. A. CRAMTON, M. D. Physician aad Margeoa, Bar, Rati Threat aad Chesl a specially. Office, 29 Main St. Residence, St. Johns bury House. Office Hours 9 to 10 a. m., 1 to 8 and 7 to 8 p. m. Telephone at office and residence. Night calls telephoned from office to residence. E. W. HITCHCOCK, M. D. Physician aad tfnrgeaa. Office Hours until 0 a. m.: 1 to 3 and 7 to 8 p. m. 108 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt. DR. H. BUSS. Veierlaary Margeaa. Oradmate of the Ontario Veterinary College. Office 118 Railroad Street. ANN C.MARTIN, M. D. Mpeeialiies alauare, Baths, Electricity, Chiropody Manicuring and Dermatology. IS Church, Cor. Summer St., St. Johnsbury. Successful in nervous diseases, Tumors, and a host of chronic conditions. Trained Nurses. MISS NELLIE C. TYLER. Traiard Nurse. Graduate of the Maine General Hospital. No. 4, Highland Ave., St. Johnsbury, Vt. TRAINED NURSES. Blias Alice Baker, Miss Jraaie Hiscack Graduates of the Providence, R. I., Hospital. 28 Clifl Street. St. Johnsbury, Vt. Dentists. DR. C. F. CHENEY, Dentist, Pythian Building, St. Johnsbury. R. W. WARNER, Margeaa Demist. 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. Attorney a. WENDELL P. STAFFORD, Attorney at Law, Bank Block, over Post Office, St. Johnsbury, BATES, MAY A SIMONDS, Attorneys al Law, 69 Eastern Ave. St. Tohnsbury. FARNHAM & PORTER, Attorneys-at-Law. Collections a specialty. Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt. DUNNETT & SLACK. Attorneys al Law, Bank Mock, St. Johnsbury, Vt, ALBERT PERLEY, Attorney-nt-Law. Collections a Specialty. Hardwick, Vt. Dressmakers. MISS N. M. HILL, DrCMHmaking. 29 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt. Piano Tuners. CEO. C. FELCH, Pianoforte Tuning and Regulating. B Cherry Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt. ANNIE B. DANIELS, Graduate Toning Department New England C!onsrvalary. Hanoi and Organs tuned and repaired. Main Street, St. Johnsbury. Insurance Agents. MOORE & CO., r're, Life and Accident Insurance. Boiler, Plate Glass. Elevator and Em. plovers' Liability Insurance. Denlers in Caal. 82 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury, Vt RICKABY & CO., "re, Life, Accident and Plate Gins Insurance. Ileal Estate. 80 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, Vt. THE VERMONT MUTUAL FIRE IN' SURANCE CO. The Best. ... W. C. LEWIS, Agent, ot. Johnsbury, Vermont. CRAWFORD RANNEY, 'ire, Life and Accident Insurance. Pythian Building, St. Johnsbury, Vt, Machinists. LYMAN S. HOOKER Solicit, Machine Job Work. Light ma. cwncry and model work a specialty. MILL ST., ST. JOHNSBURY, VT. O. V. HOOKER & SON, machinists. ..EWng and Steam Engine Repairing. f Board Mills. Jobbing a Specialty. Mill Street. St. Johnsbury. Miscellaneous. SURVEYOR AND CIVIL ENGINEER. J. M. PEB1IAM, I). E. Oi. . Draftlng office, Scale works, t.'ohnsbury, . - Vermont, Business Cards. C. C. BINCHAM, Druggist aad Pharmacist, Bunk Block, Main St., St. Johnsbury. ERNEST CONZENBACH, Electrical Engineer, St. Johnsbury, Vt. Electric Power anil Mirhtlno Plant. In. stalled. PACKARD A 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 guests. MRS. E. C. WHITE. LAUCHLIN'S. BARNET.VT. Horology, Pharmacy, Optical Work. Drugs, jucuicincs, vvatcnes, silverware. Watches demagnetized and closely rated. C. F. GIBBS. 3 Paddock Street, - St. Johnsbury, Vt. Cat Flowers aad Floral Design For sale at all seasons of the vear on short notice. For immediate attention order by tcicgTapn, teicpnone or special delivery. The "witchery of Kodakery" is conceded. It is simply a question of how much money you are willing to expend for theoutBt. We can start you in the business for $3.70. This includes everything needed to make pictures. Can you derive equal satis faction lor the money ? WALKER'S. He sells Drugs and Kodaks. 109 Eastern Avenue. NEW ADS. THIS WEEK. Eyeglasses Lost. Tenement to Rent. Selectmen's Orders. Seed Wheat for Sale. Bicycles E. J. Blodgett. Osborne Farm Implements. Attention! B. L. Hunt & Co. Dressing for Sale L. H. Lucas. Hosiery and Underwear Ritchie's. Tenement to Rent A. W. Babcock. Restaurant for Sale S D. Atwood. Shoes Brooks-Tyler Dry Goods Co. The Old Bee Hive-N. E. Chamberlin. Pres. of Acc't John A. Webster's Est. Passumpiic Savings Bank Depositors. Summer Hotrls and Bourding Houses. The Improved United States Separator. The "Witchery of Kodakery" Walker's. Free Tuition Bar'jour's Business College. Is Your Life Assured W. H. S. Whitcomb. Annual Mceting-E. & T. Fairbanks & Co. Is it Practical Barbour's Business College, WEATHER RECORD. At Bingham's Drug Store, for the week ending April 19, 1898. Highest Lowest Wednesdav 6S 30 Thursday 68 Friday : 46 Saturday 64 Sunday 65 Monday 45 . 42 . 37 . 35 . 34 FRATERNITY MEETINGS. Palestine Commandery, No. 5, K. T. ft.. c.nimA PnnM.v. nf Pnlrstine 1UC 11( A L .linn,, w .. . . Commandery occurs Tuesday evening, May 3. JTHKLBY r. nAtnn, Delos M. Bacon, Commander. Recorder. Knights of Pythias. nroiilnr mnventlon of Aoollo Lodge No. 2 Tuesday, April M. Work in the Esquire Rank. CHAS. f . varnby, H. T. Fishhr. K. R. S. LOCAL GATHERINGS. The sugar season was "short and sweet." -The Loyal Temperance Legion will meet in the North church next Sunday at four o'clock. Florence Locke and Celia Spencer, West Burke, have returned to their school in Northfield. Miss Helen Graves of St. Johnsbury Center sane soprano at the Universalist church last Sunday. Mrs. Wilson Abbott and daughter of Bethlehem, N. H., spent Sunday with her sister, Mrs. Charles T. Ranlet. The "war" news has continued to claim attention during the past week, and many of the local patriots have been excited over it. Arbutus is being brought in from Barnet and Ryegate, and the lovers of that beautiful spring bloom are. corre spondingly happy. The visitors at Barbour's Business College the past week were Lola Carpen ter, '96, Granby; Otis I. Bell, '97, Mc Ind'oe; Sidney Page, '98, St. Johnsbury. The regular monthly meeting of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union will be held next Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Y. M. C. A. parlor. All la dies are cordially invited. Just stop into Chase's new photo graph rooms at 47 Main street and see the best that can be produced in photog raphy. A rehearsal for the ladies of the Cho ral Union is appointed for Tuesday after noon, April 26. It is expected that some new music will be used. , The "heavyweight" in Arthur F. Walker's drug store is one more triumph of advertising by the most origina'. win dow advertiser in St. Johnsbury. Attention is called to S. D. Atwood's advertisement elsewhere, in which he offers bis bakery and restaurant for sale. This affords an excellent opportunity for some one to get a good business. Miss Anna Perham of Brookfield has come to St. Johnsbury to take a pot sition in the millinery department of the Brooks-Tyler Dry Goods Co. She will make her home with her brother, J. M. Perham. The Charles E. Winter property on Caledonia street, including three houses, three pastures and a field, has been sold, through Rickaby & Co., to L. P. Slack, George H. Stearns, W. A. Taplin, George L. Giffin and John Rickaby. The Victors and the Summervillenine had a game of ball on the common last Saturday, and the former walked away with the latter to the tune of 59 to 21. In spite of the long list of runs, the game included several interesting features, and some good playing was done. The outside of the new Catholic church is practicallycompleted and work will be pushed on the interior until the building is completed early in the fall The church will be lit by acetylene gas and the church is now being piped by the New England Acteylcne Light Company Manager Doyle has booked for the Opera House on Saturday, April 30, Graham's Southern Cake Walk and Spe cialty Company. This is the first time that our people have seen a cake walk and the entertainment promises to be a good one. The Grand Lodge of the New Eng land Order of Protection will hold its annual session at Burlington April 26 Special rate tickets, going the 25th or 26th and returning the 27th, will be sold for $3.30 from St. Johnsbury and $2.95 from Danville to Burlington and return. Manager Silsby has received a peti tion from the patrons of the telegraph companies on Railroad street and vicin ity to move the office from Union block to Railroad street. The signers of the petition urge the removal on the ground that they furnish the most business to the office. "Lend me your wife" at the Opera House last Friday night did not draw a large house and the benefit to the em ployes was largely good will, but the play was a good one from the first rising of the curtain to its fall in the last act. E. E. Rose is a very natural actor and there was lots of fun in the play to keep the audience good Matured. The committee having in charge the reception to be given by the Board of Trade to the railroad employees on the evening of May 21 have decided to hold the affair in the Museum, and have en gaged the Orchestral club for music. It is expected that some of the leading offi cers in the orders will be present and re spond to the address of welcome. Last Wednesday noon, as Ralph Owen, a pupil in the Union school, was getting into a carriage in front of the building on Summer street, a team driven past by some reckless person struck him and threw him to the ground. One leg was broken and he was quite badly bruised. Such recklessness and fast driving should not be indulged in; "What is Viavi ?" This is a ques tion that will be answered in a lecture to the ladies at Pythian Hall this afternoon at 3 and this evening at 8, by Emma Piatt Guyton of Chicago. Mrs. Guyton is one of the editors of The Nachusa, a magazine published at Chicago; and the Tribune of that city calls her "one of our finest lady orators." Another paper says: "Mrs. Guyton has something to say and knows how to say it." The trustees have posted all around the village on the electric light poles notices calling attention to bicycle riding on the sidewalks and the Caledonian is informed that the police propose to see that this law is enforced. Several boys have already been summoned to the police station and a good many more are on the waiting list. As the number of riders has increased this year pedestrians will have a hard time unless the law is observed. Dupont Hammer fleeting. At the annual meeting of the Dupont Manufacturing Company on Friday evening, the old board of directors were re-elected consisting of C. H. Stevens, E. H. Blossom, J. 0. Drouin, 0. S. Abbott, and 0. W. Orcutt. ..The directors have not yet chosen officers. The company have not made any money the past year, but have sold hammers to the amount of $2400 and saw tables amounting to $120, School Notes. The monthly meeting of the public school teachers will be held on Saturday next at 9.30. Besides the matters to be presented by the teachers and the super intendent, Arthur F. Stone will speak on some phases of nature studv. Parents and others interested are invited as usual. The position of supervisor of drawing, recently resigned by Mrs. Martha Ross Titcorab, has been filled by the election of Miss Evahne Darling or Woodstock. Miss Darling s engagement at Wood stock will not allow her to enter upon her duties here till the opening of the schools in September, consequently tbe drawing work for this term will be in the hands of the regular teachers. The directors feel confident that tbey have secured a supervisor vho will maintain the high standard in art training so firmly established by Mrs. litcomb. Distributing Fish. These are busy days for Fish Com missioner Bailey and his associate, Supt. Titcomb of the National Hatchery, for they are now distributing the fish that have been kept in the two hatcheries until the weather permitted a transler. At the state hatchery at Roxbury there are about 1,000,000 : brook and lake trout and Mr. Bailey is distributing these throughoutthe state. On Monday be put 40,000 lake trout into Crystal Lake at Barton and a consignment of brook trout were distributed through the streams of Glover. Willougbby Lake, which received a generous quota of lake trout last year, has had 30,000 more fish this spring. . Mr. Bailey says that brook trout will be distributed in the streams in Caledonia county in the towns of Danville, Peacham and Walden. Underwriters' Meeting. Tbe annual meeting of the Northeast ern Vermont Association of Underwriters was held in Lyndonville on Monday afternoon. The following officers were elected : ' President, Crawford Ranney. First V. P., George P. Moore. Second V. P., E. M. Campbell, Lyndon ville. Sec. and Treas., J. T. Gleason, Lyndon Tile. Judge T. T. Gleason was chosen a special rating committee, and these local rating committees-were cbosen : St. johnsbury ancWcinity, George P. Moore, Crawford Kanney. Lvndon and vicinity, J. T. Gleason, E, M. Campbell. Orange countv, Mr. Jones of Bradford and W. G. Foss'of Wells River. Essex county, George S. Robinson, and E. J. Blodgett of Lyndonville. Hardwick and vicinity, E. D. Dutton of Hardwick and George P. Moore ol St. Johnsbury. The St. Johnsbury members of the association who attended the meeting were Crawford Ranney, George P.Moore and John Rickaby. The Shoe Factory. In connection with affairs at the shoe factory it is but fair that Manager Stocker should be given the benefit of his statement, to the effect that his resigna tion was written as long ago as March 8; that he was asked to allow his salary to be reduced and was not willing so to do; that he had talked the matter over with some of the directors and they knew how he felt about it; that he sup posed he had aright to sell his stock if he wanted to, and did arrange for its sale; and that his action at last was not a surprise to the directors because they had had some indication of what he was likely to do; and that he had no inten tion of doing anything to injure the com pany in the least. Everybody concerned will hope that the factory can be kept running and be put upon a paying basis. The fact that there was such a multitude of stockholders at the outset made man agement somewhat more difficult than as though the financial interests were more concentrated, and it is to be much regretted that there has been any trouble over the matter. Fairbanks Village. Lydia, a young daughter of E. W. Wheelock, is ill with bronchitis. Harry Martin had one of his fingers badly crushed Saturday while at work loading scales. Mrs. Matthew Robinson is visiting at Sugar Hill, N. H. Luther Cobb of Island Pond visited at J. B. Armstrong's Saturday and renewed old acquaintance about town. Fred Day is moving this week to his farm in Wheelock.' Mr. Merrill and family of West Dan ville visited at H. C. Hill's last week. G.J. Sauve has obtained a position in the painting department at the scale factory. F. H. Smith is also bock in the same department. Lectures on Cooking. The Vermont branch of the New Era Cooking School, with Miss C. M. Rus sell of New York as demonstration lec turer, will give a course of five health talks and cooking demonstrations at Pythian Hull, beginning Tuesday, April 27, at 2.30 p.m. and continuing through the week. This school teaches that nat ural food makes natural proportionsand that correct living establishes good health. Miss Russell is a graduate of three cooking schools and possesses a pleasing personality as well as ability. All are invited to attend these lectures. PERSONALS. Arthur Noyes and sister. Lyndon, spent Tuesday i town. Mrs. A. E. Reed, West Concord, spent Wednesday in town. Miss A. A. Lynn, who has been quite sick, is slowly improving. Miss Marion D. Patterson is spending a week's vacation at her home here. Miss Sadie Frost of Lvndon visited her cousin, Miss Mary Derby, last week. Mrs. Emma Smith of Way's Mills, P. P., is visiting her sister, Mrs. Lydia Beck. Hon. C. J. Bell of Walden was a wel come visitor to St. Johnsbury yesterday. Lawyer Henrv 0. Cushman of Boston, formerly of St. Johnsbury, was in town over Sunday. Mrs. B. F. Lincoln, Lyndon, and Mrs. Homer Wilson, Lyndonville, spent Wed nesday in town. A. M. Goodrich was in Boston last week looking after new things in tbe line of artistic tailoring. Chief Justice Ross and Mrs. Ross vis ited their daughter, Mrs. A. C. Aldrich, at Somerville, Mass., last week. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Rickcr entertained their friends very pleasantly last Friday evening at their home on Summer street. Principal Comstock and Prof. A. L. Hardy of the Academy spent partof their vacation in Boston, returning home last Friday. Miss Margaret Robie has resigned her position in Geo. P. Moore's insurance of fice and entered the sanctum of the Cal edonian. J. Henry Fuller, who is connected with the Fairbanks selling house at Montreal, made his old friends a nying visit last Wednesday. Joseph P. Fairbanks was in Washing ton last week and saw the House the day the proceedings most resembled a beargarden. Dr. C F. O. Tinker went to Bellows Falls Friday to assist in organizing a Uniform Rank among the Knights of Pythias there. Francis Switser attended the quarterly meeting of the directors of the Union Mu tual Fire Insurance Company at Mont pel ier last week. Capt. Edward F. Griswold returned to St. Johnsbury Thursday afternoon and has since entertained many of his friends with his interesting experiences in Cuba. Presiding Elder Hamilton and Mrs. Hamilton. Rev. Thomas Tyrie and Mrs. A. L. Bailey are attending the annual session of the Vermont conference at Springfield. Collector Z. M. Mansur was a passen cer on the mail train south yesterday morning and was cordially greeted by his many Inends at the depot, tie was on bis way to conlerence at apringneia Ernest Clark of Boston, the civil engi. neer who had charge ot laying the new pipes lor the St. Johnsbury Acqueduct Company last vear. is here for a short time on business lor the Acqueduct Com pany. Rev. Ozora S. Davis, Academy '85. has resigned as pastor of the Congregational church at Springfield and accepted the call to the Pilgrim Congregational church at Nashua. He will begin his labors in his new field May 15. Rev. Fr. Carinody, who has been spending the winter in Asheville, N. C, expects to return to St. Johnsbury early in May. His many friends both in and out of St. Aloysius "parish hope that his health will permit him to remain here for a long time. A. W. Simpson, postal route agent, has been transferred from the night run from Newport to Springfield to the new mail car which funs in the daytime between Newport and White River Junction. This avoids the night work and is a just rec ognition of long and faithlul service. When Speaker Lord of Montpelier was appointed national bank examiner, he asked his predecessor, Elisha May, to continue through the month of April, as Mr. Lord's time would be entirely taken up with the Brewster murder trial. On account of pressing law duties Mr. May was unable to do this, and our banks will have to wait for official inspection till the Brewster trial is over. Mrs. Carl H. Turner is seriously sick again and her lather and mother and the family physician came from Stratford, Ontario, Inst week to see her. It was decided to take her to her old home and she was taken home Monday in a special car, accompanied by her parents, her phvsician and her husband. Her many St." Johnsbury friends hope she will soon recover from her illness. Recent Deaths. Elkanan McManus was found dying last Saturday morning at the home of Henry Olcott in the Spaulding neighbor hood. Mr. McManus had lived at the Olcotts for over 35 years, being sup ported by the town. He was 75 years old, was a native of this town and born in the Spaulding district very near where he died. Miss Mary E. Lucas died at the home of her brother, L. II. Lucas, Friday after a short illness of heart trouble. She was 44 years old and a native of Peacham where she spent the early years of her life. She is very pleasantly remembered in many St. Johnsbury homes where she used to be employed as seamstress and was a lady of many estimable traits of character. The Orange Growing. Through the activity of C. J. Bell of Walden, Master of the State Grange, this organization is rapidly growing throughout the state. R. B. Galusha, a National Grange organizer, started granges in Brudford and Newbury lust week of about 30 members each and will soon organize one in the town of Ryegate. War Inevitable. Spain Must Give Up Cuba or Fight. Sagasta Says She Won't Give Up. President's. Ultimatum to Go Out this Afternoon. The Situation Briefly Reviewed. The war situation has been full of lively interest during the past week, and on more than one day it has seemed that war might be declared at any moment. The intense feeling all over the country has been enhanced by the fact of a disa greement between the two houses of con gress in regard to resolutions presented by the foreign relations committees of house and senate tbe bone of conten tion being the clause providing for rec ognition of Cuban independence. RESOLUTION PASSED. Last Wednesday the house, by a vote of 322 to 19, passed this resolution: "Resolved, etc., That the President is hereby authorized and directed to inter vene at once to stop tbe war in Cuba, to the end and with the purpose of securing permanent peace and order there and establishing, by the free action of the people thereof, a stable and independent government ot their own in the island of Cuba; and the President is hereby au thorized and empowered to use the land and navy forces of tbe United States to execute the purpose of the resolution." The resolution passed by the senate in cluded a recognition clause, and this the house refused to concur in, adopting the resolution which came from the senate exclusive of this clause. The debates in both house and senate were hot ones, and some disgraceful scenes were enacted, including a hand-to-hand encounter in the bouse, the passing of the lie in the senate, and the use of most vituperative language by some of the senators in critcism and abuse of tbe administration for tbe policy it has pur sued in its effort to carry tbe nation through the settlement of this question without war. Stirring speeches were made by Sena tors Hoar and Lodge and others in de fence of the administration and in sup port of its policy and the granting of tbe authority asked for by President Mc Kinley in his message. The war feeling was too strong in the senate, however, and the effort to shut out the recognition clause was defeated. THE HOUSE FIRM. Speaker Reed and the republicans in the house stood like a wall with the President, and would not yield to the senate; so the latter body accepted the inevitable, and, to avoid further delay, adopted the resolution without the ob jectionable clause, and it looks at present writing as though the matter would be brought to a decisive issue at once. SUNDRY NOTES. Reports have been conflicting, as to the attitude of Spain, but the general impres sion in this country has been that she was preparing for war and taking every possible advantage of the delay in get ting the resolutions through congress. The Pope has been eurnest in hiscffirts to preserve peace, and it was stated on Tuesduy that he was urging the Queen Regent to give up Cuba as the only way of avoiding a disastrous war. Madrid has been in a state bordering on revolution, and in Malaga the furious Spaniards went wild in rioting and an American shield was torn down by way of expressing contempt for this country. Gen. Lee has stated that he thought the armistice granted by Spain to the in surgents would be of no avail, and he has also expressed a lack of faith in the Spanish movement in behalf of the rccou centrados. Spain has appealed to the powers to interlere in some way to prevent war be tween her and the United States, but she gets no encouragement. It was an nounced during the week that the powers had agreed on a naval demonstration to coerce this country into giving up its warlike desires mid intentions, but this piece of news can be put on a level with a good deal of other "stuff" that has been spread broadcast and kept the country in a fever of excitement. A goodly portion of the army has been mobilized in the South, active prepara tions have continued in the navy depart ment, and President McKinley and his cabinet ministers have been awake all the while to the necessities of war even while doing their utmost to preserve peace. The situation is grave in the extreme. War may be declared at any moment. Spam may see the point and back down und consent to get out of Cuba as she ought to. It' she does this, war will be averted and the whole world saved from what might turn out to be n long-continued and desolutiug contest. The Latest News. , The President's programme at the present time is as follows: He will first give Spain due notice to withdraw, and will allow ber 48 hours to reply. Then he will begin by sending provisions to the reconcenttados, at Matanzas, and those provisions will be delivered direct. If any Spaniards interfere, they will have to suffer the consequences. Senor Polo is packing his goods and will leave Washington this week as soon as the Cuban resolutions become a law. Tbe President's first call for troops will be for 80,000 men. This order may be expected at any time this week. The Spanish Cortes will open today and the speech of the Queen Regent will be firm and convincing to the Spaniards. It is claimed in Spain that the people are a unit for war rather than give up to the demands of the United States. Tbe Spanish fleet at Cape Verde has been increase! by two or more warships and the United States has bought seven more private yachts. The American consul's servant at Mal aga was killed by the mob and Spain has apologized for the insults shown our consul who is a Boston man. The Morning's Bulletin. Sagasta announces that Spain will not give up any of her possessions at the de mand of any nation. War is inevitable. The President's ultimatum to Spain will be sent this afternoon. A bill providing for 80,000 volunteers will go into Congress today. Service on the Lake Road. Tbe railroad commissioners rendered on Saturday their opinion after giving two hearings in the matter of the petition ofG. H. Noyes and others against the Boston & Maine Railroad, alleging in sufficient train service and unreliable connections at Swanton, Cambridge Junction and St. Johnsbury. The Cale donian has given full reports of the two hearings at Morrisville and the decision is based on the ground that the Boston & Maine and St. J. & L. C. railroad are two independent corporations. Here is the decision ot the board: "Tbe petition in this case is against the Boston & Maine railroad. Counsel for the petitionee seasonably objected to any order being made by the board against tbe Boston & Maine railroad upon this petition, because tbe Boston & Maine railroad did not, at the time said petition was preferred, and does not now own, operate or control the St. Johnsbury & Lake Champlain railroad company or any railroad with connections at Cam bridge Junction or Swanton, at which points, it is alleged in the petition, trav elers find it impossible to rely upon mak ing connections. "Counsel for the petitioner contended that the Boston & Maine railroad does operate and control the St. Johnsbury & Lake Champlain railroad and insisted upon offiiiing testimony upon this point as well as upon the merits of the petition. The board heard all the testimony offered by the petitioner and also by the pe titionee. "It appeared from the evidencethatthe St. Johnsbury & Lake Champlain rail road is, and has been for several years past, operated bv its stockholders through its directors, and that the Bos ton & Maine railroad is not a stock holder and is not otherwise interested in the ownership, operation or control of said St. Johnsbury & Lake Champlain railroad, and upon all the evidence pro duced at the hearing the board so finds the fact to be. "Evidence tending to show a consider able measure of inconvenience to the traveling public, resulting Irom the pres ent meagre train service, was admitted upon the oner ot the petitioner, but the board is of the opinion that the merits of the case cannot be reached upon the petition in its present form. Whatever discomfort, delay and inconvenience is suffered by patrons of the St. Johnsbury & Lake Champlain railroad company, a petition against the boston & Maine railroad cannot avail to diminish. Under this petition the board is powerless to make an order against either corpora tion and the petition is therelore dis missed without prejudice." Y.- M. C. A. Notes. There wasan audienceof 110 atthelast Sunday's service. The singing and ad dress were excellent and greatly appre ciated. Friday, April 23, Prof. Brackett will deliver his scientific lecture in Music Hall -that was postponed from Fast Day. This is in the member's entertainment series. Tickets 25 cents, members of the association and auxiliary 15 cents. Next Sunday Don Stiles will have charge ol the men's service. A meeting of the Junior department is called for Friday at 4.30 p. m. An Afternoon Reception. The Woman's Club were delightfully entertained last Tuesday afternoon in Pythian Hall by the president, Mrs. Walter P. Smith. About 75 responded to her invitution. Mrs. Sarah E. Temple of Brattleboro, president of tbe State Federation, received with Mrs. Smith. After a sociul hour Mrs. Temple inlorm ally addressed the ladies, touching upon the advantages of these organizations and their lar-reachinug influence. Light refreshments were sejved at the close of Mrs. Temple's remarks. Mrs. Rebecca P. Fairbanks presented a motto Irom the poem of Mrs. Julia C. R. Dorr's"0utgrown"and it was suggested by the Indies present that this be oflered to the State Federation for their motto. The words are "The first of our duties to God and our selves is to grow."