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THE ST. JOHNSBURY CALEDONIAN, MAY 11, 1898.
,.t ! I r i.V 4 W ! II! ' i '; ! ! $1 1'.. 1 11 ' J- ') ' i i. I . -, ' : - ; Hi . i ; -i i A GOLDEN WEDDlNd. Dr. and Mr. J. B. Darling; of South Rvegate Celebrate on Tuesday. The home of Dr. and Mrs. James B. Dailinjj of South Ryegate wnsbeautifully and tastelully decorated with flowers and evergreens yesterday nnd in the afternoon and evening the genial doctor and his amiable wife received their many friends ' with great delight and unbounded hos pitality. A poem written by James B. Darling entitled "The Story of Fifty Years" was rend and was well received. Toems were also given by Mr. Jackson of West Topsham and Skilton Field of Veils River. The 18 grandchildren pre eentcd them with a writing desk and one of their number read a poem, telling in a most interesting way how each child had earned the money for the gilt. After singing two versi s of a song composed for the occasion, Kcv.J.J. Hall made an address, congratulating the worthy couple on their fiftieth anniversary and referring to gome of their unique experi ences in their early married life. Then followed a bountiful supper which all enjoyed. Six people were there who attended the wedding 50 years ugo: Robert Nelson and Judge and Mrs. Darling of Groton, Scott Darling of Unmet, William Shew of Mclndoes, Mrs. Alex. Renfrew. Among the guests from out of town were Dr. Parker and Deacon and Mrs. Martin from Peacham. A. G. Kennedy, Lowell, Mass , Mrs. Duncan of Mclndoes, Dr. Victor Darling of Lowell, Mass. All present heartily congratulated the aged "bride and groom" and earnestly hoped they might live to celebrate their diamond wedding. Dr. James B. Darling was born in Groton, Nov. 22, 1822, being the son of John and Jennie Brock Darling. His early lie was spent at his Groton home followed by school life at the Caledonia County Grammar School at Peacham and Phillips Academy at Danville. In the spring of 1844-, after teaching school in Peacham Hollow, he commenced the study of medicine with Dr. Nelson ol Barnet. the lather of Dr. James R. Nelson now of New York. When Dr. Nelson moved from Barnet he studied with Dr. John McNabb. During this time Mr. Darling taught in the country schools three months each winter and was bus in the hay fields every summer. In the spring ol 184-7 lie went to New York to enter the New York city hospital. While in that eitv he attended the clinics ol Dr. Mott and Dr. Willard Parker. Ether had just lieen discovered and was spar ingly used by the medical profession. This was also the time of the terrible ship fever epidemic. The New Yotk hospitals were so crowded with patients that the overflow slept in tents surround ing the hospitals. From New York he went to Pittsficld, Mass., where he attended the Berkshire Medical College and received his degree. In the fall ol 1847 he returned to his home in Groton a full fledged M. D. On May 10, 1848, he was mariiedto Margaret Shaw of Barnet. His wile was the daughter of Jnmes and Jane McPhee Shaw, both residents of Barnet. The ceremonv was performed by Rev. Thomas Good willic, and was a real old fashioned country wedding. At the time ! . of the marriage he wan 25 years old and the bride was 19. " The discovery of gold in '49 excited everybody and the present Klondike craze is but a lecble comparison. It was easy to get up a party for the gold fields and in the fall cf '51 Dr. Darling lelt his profession, his wife and two children and with $300 in his pocket started lor Lai ifornia by way of the Isthmus of Pan ama. He was in a party ot 12, nil from this sect ion and among the number was William Ricker of Woodsville, the well known and veteran cattle drover. The journey across the isthmus was fraught with difficulties and much of the trip was made on foot. The party decided to locate at Hangtown. now Placervule, Cal., about 20 miles from the spot where Marshall first dii-covered gold. Instead of the $16 a day as anticipated Dr. Dar ling found he was lucky to get work at $5 a day and that in the two years pre vious about all the gold had been picked up. Alter six months of experience, accompanied with plenty ot homesick ness and disgust, he started back with a companion over the same route which he came a few months before. While cross ing the isthmus both contracted the i' dreaded Panama fever and his com panion died. He reached his home in , Groton in June, 1852, where he resumed his practice ol medicine. He soon moved to South Peacham, but resided there only a short time before coming to his present home in south Ryegnte. Though Dr. Darling has led a quiet and busy li e he has seen some exciting times. When the war broke out he was a mem ber of the Vermont legislature, and the day Fort Sumter was bombarded he was visiting in the southern part of Kansas. He receivtd there the govern or'scall for an extra session of the leg islature, and immediately started for home. As his route lay through cities friendly to slavery and the southern cause, he wisely kept his destination and bis errand to himself. After two days ol staging lie reached Lawrence, Kansas whose streets were filled with Union soldiers who were enlisting for the war, His next stage took him to Fort Leaven worth, and from there his route led through Missouri, and on that river steamer no northerner would have been carried had he been known as such. At Burlington, Mo., he found the citv gaily decorated with both the union and the confederate fbgs. Sunday was spent in micago, wnere two regiments were mustered into service that day. He fin ally reached Montpelier the day before the extra pession convened. After the ad journment of the legislature he returned to bis home in South Ryegate, and was excused from military set vice because o his health. Though not an active nolitician. Dr, Darling has voted for every president i since 1844. He was an anti-mason, a ! whig, a strong anti-slavery man, a free soiier, and later a republican. Thouuli too young to vote in 1840, when William Henry Harrison was a candidate, he recalls distinctly the rally at Danville when Harrison's friends came to town with a long string of oxen dragging on a sled a miniature log cabin. On the cabin was a coon, the emblem of the other parly. Dr. Darling recalls distinctly all , me scenes oi tne Mexican war and all tin stirring events that led up to the Civil war. Though never seekine nublic oflie. Dr ! Darling represented his town in the leg lsiaiure two times, has been town auditor and was for many years super intendent of schools. When the rnilrnnH was built through here in '73 he was actively engaged in tne lumner ousiness, and has built 18 houses in this village. He was also active in the establishment f the first Prcsbytenun church. As a . i - , ii .1 physician ana surgeon ne nnu ion tic mnnded the respect and patronnge of the nconle of this whole section, and thinks nothing today of taking long rides into the country as a part ol his regular pra:tice. He is one ot the oinest mem bers of the Vermont Medical Society, though rarely an attendant at its meet- Nine children have been horn to tins family and it is a remarkable fact that all ore still living. Here is a list of the children: Phebe Maria, now Mrs. M. F. Sargent of this village; James Brock Darling ot Barre; Isabel Shaw, now Mrs. Chas. Zastrow, first assistant engineer of the United States revenue cutter, now fl Kev West with the North Atlantic squadron; Dr. George W. Darling, a practicing physician in this village, who shares the burdens of his father; Dr. Horace Grcelv Darling, a practicing entist in this village; William D. Dar- ntr. a stone worker at South Ryegate; onathan K. Darling, an electrician tray- line in the Northwest; Margaret lane, wife of George Robin, a stone worker in this villaee; Dr. Victor M. Darling, a dentist at Lowell, Mass. Most of the hildren are married and Dr. and Mrs. Darling have 17 grandchildren. Such is the briel record ot ur. waning s life, a life full of activity and good works, nd unless all appearances are deceitful, both the doctor and his wife will cele brate several more anniversaries ol their wedding day. That this may prove true is the wish of their many friends today. Our Washington Letter. (We make the following extract from our Washington letter, that came late this week.) The text of the first cablegram from Admiral Dewey, sent from Hong Kong to Secretary Long, as issued in the extra of the Washington Post upon Saturday noon, caused a wave of excitement to spread through thin city and broke the suspense of the past week. The welcome news gave great satisfaction to the waiting public, although the report that only eight men were wounded and none killed in the bombardment was too good news to be entirely credited until con firmed later. Newsboys were in great demand everywhere on the street, in offices; windows of private houses opened right and left and silver and nickels flew down to the eager newsboys. The delay of the report in reaching the United States of the naval engagement was explained when they realized that there are six relay stations betweeen Hong Kong and London, where the despatches had to be repeated in cipher and then translated here. Great credit is due to Admiral Dewey and his men for the bold and successful attack and the people in Vermont will be prompt and proud to recognize his valor and courage as a Green Mountain boy. This crush ing defeat of the Spaniards at Manila stimulates men to enlist in the service, trusting that we may soon be able to conquer Cuba and that the war may prove of shorter continuance than we feared. The report that was current that the Spanish fk-at might make a sudden at tack upon some of our New England towns or cities on the New England coast, has occasioned some nervousness arid cruisers have been on patrol duty there. Spies have been arrested and others have been shadowed with, news for the Spanish minister in Canada. The bond measure is still undecided for the war revenue bill; it is stated that one more vote is necessary to carry it. We heard some able speeches in its favor last week in the House. We are looking for the annexation of the Hawaiian Islands eagerly, as well as the immune bill. Also reinforcements will be sent to Dewey, so that we not only capture but can hold the Philippine Islands. It is a time of great activity in all gov ernment circles here, when troops are being examined and forwarded South. Many patriotic sermons were preached Sunday and prayers offered. Generals Lee and Wheeler's appoint ment as brigadier-generals delights the South. Rich and poor men's sons vie with each other in enlisting as soldiers. John Jacob Astor is by no means the onlv rich man to volunteer aid and money for his country. One marked feature is the patriotism that is manifest among all classes. A. M. C. Death of firs. Eliza M. Ross. Mrs. Eliza Mason Ross died at Water- ford May 7, in her 96th year. She was born at Lyman, N. II., Nov. 28, 1803. When 6he was a girl of fifteen her father came to Waterford as pastor of the Con gregational church. His salary was $100 cash, and $200 in provisions. Dur ing the first winter the family lived sumptuously on "rye bread and milk and half a hog." There were schools, but bears as well, so the children had to be escorted through the woods. One day in July, 1821, Royal Ross, eldest son of Jonathan Ross of Water ford, invited her to go to St. Johhsbury with him to see an elephant. Something more than elephant was arrived at; shortly alter, intention of marriage was three times published in the church, and in December ot the same year the inten tion was fulfilled in the presence of a houseful of people who were bountifully served with two sorts of cake and re freshments. For a wedding tour the bride went to her new home and spun and wove thirty yards of sheeting. For a "setting out" "she had a bed, chest, table, and some chairs, all made by her father's hand; also a looking glass, the purchase of some of her small earnings. There was plenty of work to be done and with a growing family her brain and hands were always busy. Six children at a time would be gotten ready lor school, with dinners of doughnuts and cheese. Housewifery in those days meant for her fresh bread or Discuit three times a day; ten knots of yarn a day, to be spun between times; butter making and some ou cneeses a season to be turned out after the old laborious fashion of cheese making; besides all the dailv routine. For more than 90 years her hands retained their cunning, and to the last she was adding to her piles of well-wrought needlework. Mrs. Koss had lz cnuoren, six oi whom were boys. Of the sons, Reuben died young, Harlan lost his life in the nrmv, Henry died at St. Johnsbury in 1886, Roval lives in Waterlord, Jona than in St. Johnsbury. Three married daughters live in the West. From the age of 13 Mrs. Ross was a member of the Congregational church ; throughout her hie a most devoted and useiui Christian woman. It was made a con dition of her marriage that church at tendance should be provided for. She was one of the old-fashioned lolk that did not read novels, but she read her Bible with rare intelligence and knew its word and truth by heart. She cave scrupulous care to the train ing of her children in good habits, intelli gence, industry and Christian faith. The burial was Monday aiternoon in mc family lot at Lower Waterford. University of Vermont Notes. The University Minstrel show and a farce by the Histronic Devilings was given in the Howard Opera House, Saturday evening, May 7. There was a large house, and a goodly sum was realized for the benefit of the Athletic Association. Five members of the senior class have enlisted with Co. M of Burlington. The faculty will give diplomas to all members of the senior class who enlisted. The Varsity Base Ball team up to the present time has played nine games, eight of which are victories, and one a tie. The freshman base ball team played Montpelier, Saturday, score 10 to 9 in favor of Montpelier. Varsity has lost its famous left hand pitcher, "Hal" Miner. He has joined the Montpelier team with whom he has signed for this season. The Glee and Banjo Clubs give a con cert in Plattsburg, Friday evening, May 13. May 2, was observed as Founders Day at the University. Hon. Harry W. Hill, 1876, of Buffalo, N. Y., delivered the oration. The senior class appeared for the first time this year in caps and gowns. Kurn Hattln Homes. There is a prospect that the trustees of the Kurn Hattin Homc3 at Westminster will open another home in Saxtons River within a lew months. At a recent meet ing of the trustees the matter of opening the Warner Memorial Home was dis cussed at length. It will be remembered that Mrs. Susan W. Warner bequeathed her fine estate in Saxtons River to the trustees of the Kurn Hattin Homes to be used by them as a home for orphan children. Owing to the hard times and the difficulty of securing funds for carry ing on the work, it has been impossible for the trustees to make use of the prop erty up to the present time. The homes are now in a more prosper ous condition anogenerouscontriDutions from private individuals are being re ceived. Dr. J. D. Ilanrahan, medical director of the department of Vermont, Grand Army ol the Kepublic, gives the follow ing figures in his annual report, just completed: Number of deaths, 62; deaths from wounds received in the ser vice, 8; deaths from diseases contracted in the service, 42; deaths from other causes, 12; number ol ex soldiers treated free, 29; number of patients treated free who were members of families of ex soldiers, 34; money value of medicines and surgical appliances furnished by posts and relief corps, $377.50; number of sick and disabled veterans not receiv ing pensions, 56. A Man Who Is Tire I All the time, owing to impoverished blood, should take Hood's Sarsaparilla to purify and enrich his blood and give him vitality and vigor. This condition ol weakness and lack of energy is a natural consequence of the coming of warmer weather, which finds the system debilitated and the blood im pure. A good spring medicine is a necessity with almost everyone. Hood s Sarsa parilla is what the millions take in the spring. Its great power to purify and enrich the blood and build up health is one ot the tacts ol common experience. W. S. Hale of Keene, N. H., has sold his Riverside stock (arm at South New bury, to a stock company, composed largely of New York men, but in which he will have an interest. The dairy cows on the (arm will be sold and thecreamery leased. The barn will be devoted to breeding English hackney horses. From 75 to 100 hackneys will be shipped soon trom buiten island to houth Newburv At the head of the stud will be the famous stallion Matchless, formerly owned by I.OI. w. sewara webb. Matchless was sold at auction two years ago for $12.- 000. The shipment will include several brood marcs valued at $4000 to $5000 each. State of Ohio, City of Toledo, Lucas County. f Frank J. Cheney makes oath that he is the senior partner of the firm of F. J Cheney & lo., doing business in the city of Toledo, county and state afore said, and that said firm will pay the sum of ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS for each and every case of catarrh that cannot be cured by the use of Hall's Catarrh Cure. FRANK T. CHENEY. Sworn to before me and subscribed in my presence, this sixth day of December, A.D.I 886. A. W. GLEASON, Notary Public. seal Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken internally and acts directly on the blood and mu cous surfaces of the system. Send for testimonials, free. F. J. CHENEY & CO., Toledo, 0. Sold by druggists, 75c. Hall's'Family Pills are the best. The star gazors of the Moniit Hamil ton observatory say that there are 600, 000,000 burning suns in the milky way. On an average five persons are killed daily in the coal mines of England. WAR NOTES. Tampa, Fla., May 10. The Gussle, one of the Mallory Una, chartered by tne government for use as a transport, has sailed for Cuba, loaded with arms, am munition and supplies, furnished by the United States government for tne use of the Cuban Insurgents. A company of 100 United States troops from the First regiment of infantry accompanies the expedition. If necessary the men will penetrate Into the Interior far enough to place the supplies in the hands of the Insurgents. The expedition is in charge of Captain W. H. Dorst, General Miles' aide, who has just returned from Cuba, The Gussle has on board between 6000. and 7000 Springfield rifles, about 200,000 rounds of ammunition and several hun dred boxes of provisions, consisting principally of canned meats and hard tack. The utmost secrecy was main tained regarding the point of landing, but, In view of Captain Dorst's recent landing near Havana, where he com municated with the insurgent leader, General Delgado, it Is believed that ths expedition will be headed for a point not far from Havana. The Gussle had mounted on her for ward deck yesterday a one-pouncler rapid-fire gun. It was understood, how ever, that she was to be met at some point not far from Key West by a gun boat from the blockading squadron and escorted to the designated landing place. The Whitney, the sister ship of the Gussle, which sailed for Dry Tortugaa Saturday with two companies of the Fifth Infantry, will follow as soon as the arms, ammunition and supplies can be loaded. Before a week has passed, It is believed that the Insurgent leaders will have been furnished with arms enough for at least 15,000 men, and, with a base of supplies established on the coast, a vigorous campaign against the Spanish forces will be inaugurated. Position of the Tope, Washington, May 10. Monslgnor Mar- tlnelli, the apostolic delegate, gives out the following cablegram from the Vati can with the hope that it may put all on their guard against giving credence to any of the rumors which have been or may be published concerning the po sition of or tendency of the pope and the Catholic church: "Some Journals, especially English, are diffusing Insinuations with regard to the holy see in the present Spanish-American conflict as though the holy see were taking the part of one or the other of the conflicting parties. It Is super fluous to deny such foolish talk, the per fectly proper attitude which the holy see has maintained and will maintam toward the two nations being known to all. The holy see has no other desire than that for peace. You will make such use of this as you may deem op portune. Cardinal Rampolla." Mnnlla Events Knildened Spaniard. London, May 10. The Madrid corre spondent of The Morning Post had a long lntervit.v with Sagasta, the prem ier, In the course of which the Spanish statesman said: "The sad events at Manila have saddened all Spaniards, but have not made them lose heart. We can say with confldenctf tills disaster that nothing has occurred to wound our pride. Much has been said regarding the causes of the catastrophe; but all the discussion has been beside the question The truth is, we were too few and were overwhelmed by the great superiority of the enemy's forces 8 nd by the fortunes of war which, unhappily, went against us. "The situation Is very simple and un fortunately cannot be concealed. Spain is desolated and ruined by Internal troubles. The United States have coveted Cuba for a long time, first be cause It Is an excellent strategic point; second, so as to be masters of the lnter oceanic trade. To attain their object they have literally hesitated at nothing. They knew the state of our finances and took advantage of It to attack us, after having ass'sted the Cuban Insurrection with a view of completing our ruin. The future Is In the hands of God." GRAVES OF OUR HEROES. Maine Victims Lie Unhonored In the Totters' Field at Key West. Key West, May 9. In the outskirs of the town, where the small Spanish cot tages cluster silent and sunburned along the narrow street is the city cemetery of Key West. Near the main entrance, which Is guarded by a creaking old wooden gate, one sees a group of newly made graves. They are In the Potters' Field the part of the burying ground set apart for the pauper dead. Those are the graves of the heroes who lost their lives In the battleship Maine In Havana harbor on the night of Feb. 16. There are 24 of them unmarked. Above each mound of glistening white limestone soil a small American flag droops In the fierce sun that beats In cessantly down upon the Island. The flags are faded and frayed. On the center of each mound Is a small glass goblet which still holds the discolored and withered stems of flowers. "They were put there by a lady from Philadel phia," said the old sexton, "but I don't know who she was. She came here about 10 days after the bodies were burled and put flowers on all the graves. I asked her who she was, but she said no mat ter." And these the faded little flags and the withered stems of flowers are all that mark the resting place of the heroes of whom the civilized world has been talking since the fatal night, nearly three months ago. There Is nothing else to tell the stranger who passes through Potters' Field where the heroes of the Maine are sleeping. The space where the graves are was evidently prepared In great haste. Near the little white mounds on all sides are unsightly heaps of litter and rubbish. In one spot stands an old hearse, weather beaten and ghastly in Its very aspect of loneliness and decay. One wheel Is gone and, lurched over In a disabled position, with Its broken windows and ragged curtains, it Is Indeed a picture of death. The sexton Bald it had once been used as the city hearse, but one day It broke down while carrying a body to the Pot ters' Field and there It still standi. In another place near the graves is a rubbish heap made up old half decayed caskets, two or three broken tombstones and an old wheelbarow. Just to the north of the resting place of the Maine's sailors is a small Iron ln closure which marks the grave of Bridget E. Hoffman, who died In 1864. "I guess we will have to call her mother Hoffman," said the old sexton, "for she's the only one buried here who's got a name, and so I think she ought to be mother of everybody In Potters' Field." Very close to the 24 mounds Is a group of 36 naval seamen who died of yellow fever. The sexton, however, was un able to tell when they were burled there. Nothing on the little 12-inch Blab at the head of each group tells the story of the life or the death of the dead seimen. The names and the words "United States navy" alone are carved upon the slabs. But nature, even with the barren lime rock below and the scorching sun above, seems trying to what the hand of man has failed to do in beautifying the graves of our heroes. Luxuriant trees of the tropical species are all about the newly made graves. On one side a mas sive green cactus lifts Its pulpy foliage high In the air. On the opposite side a row of tropical trees refreshingly green are in full blossom, and with every breeze cover the sun-burned mounds with beautiful scarlet flowers. TO QUICKLY END THE WAR. Vigorous Policy Decided On. The administration is now said to have decided on a vigorous policy to bring the war to a close as soon as pos sible. The Spanish are to be driven from the American continent. Sampson is expected to cripple the Spanish fleet, and Cuba will be invaded by a powerlul army. Guns and ammunition have been sent to the insurgents, who are to destroy Havana's railroad connections, while the volunteers are to attack by land and the fleet bombard it. A Card. We, the undersigned, do hereby agree to refund the money on a fifty cent bot tle of Greene's svrup of tar if it fails to cure your cough or cold; we also war rant a twenty-tive cent Dottie to prove satisfactory or no pay. A. C. Randall, C. C. Bingham, Frank G. Landry, Flint Bros., Boynton & Eastman, A. F. Walker, D. C. Farrington, West Danville. L. D. Stiles, St. Johnsbury Center. J. B. Rogers, Walden. O. B. Cutting, West Concord. Burlington Boy Drowned in the Street. The two vear-old son of Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Barnes, of Burlington wasdrowned, Monday, while playing near a stand pipe, opposite the house, used by sprink lers. For a space of about ten feet square the street is covered with planks, in the center of which is an open place about three feet square and about three feet deep. A meter is in the hole, which is full of water. The negligence of some person caused the child's death, as the cover to the hole was not in its place, and the child's body was found in the water. Youu Cam (CooIl anything on a Vapor Stove bet ter than you can cook it on any stove Roast, Toast, Stew, Fry, Bake or Broil. The fire is al ways under perfect control. Never too hot or too cold. The meals are alway9 right on time right in every way. There it less labor with a because it makes no dirt. There is less expense with a vapor stove because there is no waste. Stove gasoline is the cheapest, most efficient fuel science has ever discovered. Over a.ooOOoo women are using it to-day with perfect comfort. Why don't you? If your dler don not sell Vapor fltovts and Btovo Gnsollne, write to the Standard Oil Company, New York City. Bank Stock for Sale. In order to bc tie an estate It Is necessary to ell 20 shares of the Btock of the First National Bank of St. Johnsbury. Vt. The nnrticH wlshlnir in titirphaK enn nhfnjn an. information at the First National Bank or oi tne Administrator. CHARLES D. BRAINRkD, Administrator, Danville, Vt., May 2, 1898. Great Bargains. Residence on Cliff Street, Residence on Main Street, Farm of 200 acres, three miles from St. Johnsbury, many other choice bar gains, Will sell your property of any kind at auction on short notice. W. H. 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