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THE ST. JOHNSBURY CALEDONIAN, MAY 11, 1898.
i f, 1,1 t I 4 J i S i .f ; v It1? 1J . i 1 ' j - ! . i i I 'i t' i 1 i: ; i i, j. "I : i i 1 "ill WAR NEWS, The Great Naval Battle at Manila. General News of the War. One of Jacob Vahderbllt'4 Grandsons a Member of Washington's Regiment. William Howard Vondcrbilt hns joined Company C of the First Regiment of Washington Volunteers, nnil expects to be vtrv soon on his way to t lie Philip pine Islands with otlier Pacific roast troops. He is n grandson oi Jacob Van derbilt of New York, and second cousin of Cornelius Vauderbilt. He is a six footer and 21 years old. When the twelve companies comprising Washing ton's regiment marched through Tncoina to Camp Kogtrs, he been me possessed of the desire to join the army. After many solicitations on his part, his lather con sented to allow him to do so. Young Vamletbilt then hastened to Camp Rogers and enlisted as a private of Com pany C, his enrollment filling the com pany's roster. Col. E. C. Smith, late president and now one ot the receivers of thcC. V. R. R., lias issued a circular to heads of depart ments and employees, notifying them that all employees who ore members of the militia or shall voluntier to serve their country in the present war with Spain shall have their present or equiva lent positions reserved for them jn their return uninjured and capable of perform ing the duties of said positions. Dole Makes an Offer. President Dole has sent a long commu nication to President McKinley, offering to transfer the Hawaiian Islands to the United S atcs for the purposes of its war with Spain and to furnish the American ships oi war in Pacific waters with large quantities of coal, supplies and ammuni tion. This action was taken by the ex ecutive after a secret conference of the Hawaiian cabinet called to discuss the position to be assumed by the govern ment tow ard the two belligerents. The news of the declaration ot war by the United States against Spain wasreceived here April 27, by the Mariposa, which arrived from the Australian colonies with advices from the United States to the 14th inst. Our Prisoners. The first prisoners of war left Key West Thursday for the North. They were the Spanish soldiers captured on the Argonauta by thcMarblehead, Nash ville, and Eagle. Since their arrival they have been on the Guido, one of the other Spanish prizes. Thursday after noon they were taken off aud put on a steamer to be sent to Port McPherson, Atlanta. There were twenty of them, eleven officers and nine privates. They took their ill luck good naturedly, and told evety one that they had been treated so well they could burdly consider us enemies. All of them were small, insignificant looking men, and comparison with the burly colored soldiers of the Twenty fifth made them ridiculous. Each of Uncle Sam's men would make two of the Span ish. The twenty-four men who were pas sangcrs on the prize steamer Panama, and who are held us prisoners of war, were not sent North. Their cases will be disposed of when the courts decide what is to be done with the Panama. All of these men were on their way to Cuba to join the Spanish army when captured. Dewey's Story of the Victory. These are the despatches received from Commodore Dewey announcing his vic tory at Manila: "Manila, May 1. The squadron ar rived at Manila at daybreak this morn ing. Immediately engaged the enemy and destroyed the lollowing vessels: Reina Cristina, Castilla, Don Antonio de Ulloa, Isla de Luzon, Isla de Cuba, Gen eral Lezo, Marques del Duero, El Cano, Velasco, transport Isla de Mindanao, and one other vessel, and water battery at Cavite. Squadron is uninjured. Only few men were slightly wounded. The only means of telegraphing is to the American Consul at Hong Kong. I shall communicate with him. Dewey." "Cavite, May 4. I have taken posses sion of naval station at Cavite, Philip pine Islands, and destroyed its fortifica tions. Havedestroyed fortification at the bay entrance, paroling the garrison. I con trol the bay completely and can take the city at any time. The squudron is in ex cellent health and spirits. The Spanish loss is not fully known, but very heavy, 150 killed, including captain, on Reina Cristina alone. I am assisting in pro tecting the Spanish sick and wounded. Two hundred and fifty sick and wounded in hospital within our lines. Much ex citement at Manila. Will protect foreign residents. Dewey." Secretary Long has sent this despatch to Commodore Dewey : "The President, in the name of the American people, thanks you and your officers and men foryour splendid achieve ment und overwhelming victory. In rec ognition be has appointed you acting admiral, and will recommend a vote of thanks to you by congress as a founda tion for further promotion." French Steamer Captured. ' The big French liner Lafayette of San tanazaria, with a full complement of passengers and a general cargo bound from Corunna, Spain, April 23, was captured off Habana Thursday night by the Annapolis. The Lafayette was head ing directly into Habana and was cap tured only after an exiting chase. It is reported that the Latayette, in addition to being a regular French mail steamer, is a French naval reserve vessel, mounting guns and carrying a crew sufficient to make her ready for active service at short notice. This.it is sai l, adds considerably to the gravity of the international aspect of the case. Great Demand for Flags. The War Department is unable to get flags enough for its use, as there is a scarcity ot bunting . There are only two factories in the country, and, although they are working day and night and with largely augmented forces of men, they are getting behind in their orders more and more. The primal reason for the scarcity of bunting is that when hostilities became imminent Gen. Greely, Chief of the Signal Service, bought up about all the flags he could get hold of and gave orders to such an extent as to cripple the means of sup ply for private purchasers. High priced silk flags are about the only ones avail able. It is calculated that since the blowing up of the Maine, with the con sequent outburst of popular feeling, at least 10,000,000 of flags have been sold, and this leaves the trade high and dry, bo lar as stock is concerned. , The Official Account of the Battle. The New York Herald received the first official account of the battle at Manila bay and thcircopyrighted story appeared in the Boston Sunday Herald. We give it below in full, as it is worth pre serving as being a probably correct account of the greatest naval battle in the world's history. Manila, Philippine Islands, May 1, via Hong Kong. May 7, 1898. Not one Spanish flag flics in Manila bay today. Not one Spanish warship floats except as our prize. More than 200 Spanish dead and 500 to 700 wounded attest the accuracy of the American fire. Admiral Dewey attacked the Spanish position at Cavite this morning. He swept five times along the line, and scored one of the most brilliant successes the world has ever known. That our loss is trifling adds only to the pleasure of victory, without detract ing in the least from its value. The num ber of hits our vessels received proved how brave and stubborn was the defence made by the Spanish forces. Miraculous as it may appear, none of our men were killed, and only eight wounded. Those who were wounded suffered only slight injuries. Admiral Dewey arrived off Manila bay last night, and decided to enter the bay at once. With nil its lights out, the squadron steamed into Bocugrande, with crews at the guns. This was the order of the squadron, which was kept during the whole time of the first battle: The flagship Olympia, the Baltimore, the Raleigh, the Petrel, the Concord, the Boston. It was just 8 o'clock, a bright moon light night. But the flagship passed Corregidor island without a sign being given that the Spaniards were aware of its approach. Not until the flagship was a mile beyond Corregidor was a gun fired. Then one hepvy shot went scream ing over the Raleigh and the Olympia, lollowed by a second, which fell further astern. The Raleigh, the Concord and the Boston replied, the Concord's shells exploding, apparently, exactly inside the battery on shore, which fired no more. Our squadron slowed down to barely steerage way, and the men were allowed to sleep alongside their guns. Admiral Dewey had timed our arrival so that we were within five miles of the city of Ma nila at daybreak. We then sighted the Spanish squadron. Rear Admiral Montijo commanding, off Cavite (pronounced Katveetay, with the accent on the "vee"). Here the Spaniards had a well equipped navy yard called Cavite ar senal. Admiral Montijo's flag was flying on the 3500-ton, protected cruiser Reina Cristina. The protected cruiser Castilla, of 3200 tons, was moored ahead, and astern of the port battery, and to lee ward were the cruisers Don Juan de Austria, Don Alonzo de Ulloa, Isla de Cuba, Isla de Luzon, Quiros, Marquis Del Onero and Gen. Lezox. These ships aud the flagstaff remained under way during most part of the action. With the United States flag flying at nil their mastheads, our ships moved to the attack in lin? ahad, with the speed of eight knots, first i assing in front of Manila, where the action was begun by three batteries mounting guns powerful enough to send a shell over us at a dis tance of five miles. The Concord's guns boomed out a reply to these batteries with two shot9. No more were fired, because the commodore could not engage with these batteries without sending death and destruction into the crowded city. As we neared Cavite, two very power ful submarine mines were exploded ahead of the flagship. This was six minutes past 5 o'clock. The Spaniards evidently had misjudged our position. Immense volumes of water were thrown high in the air by these destroyers, but no harm was done to our ships. Admiral Dewey had fought with Far ragut at New Orleans and Mobile bay, where he had his first experience with torpedoes. Not knowing how many more mines there might be ahead he bravely kept on without faltering. No other mines exploded, however, and it is believed that the Spaniards had only these two in place. Only a few minutes later the shore battery at Cavite Point sent over the flagship a shot that nearly hit the bat tery in Manila, but soon the guns got a better range, and the shells began to strike near us or burst close aboard from both the batteries and the Spanish ves sels. The heat was intense. Men stripped off all clothing except their trousers. As the Olympin drew nearer, all was silent on board, as if the ship bad been empty, except for the whirr of blowers and the throb of the engines. Suddenly a shell burst directly over us. "Remember the Maine! " Thecrvcame from the boatswain's mate at the after 5-inch gun, and then burst from the throats ot 500 men at the guns. This watchword was caught up in the turrets and fire rooms, where every seaman and fireman stood at his post. "Remember the Maine" had rung out for defiance and revenge. Its utterance seemed unpremeditated, but was evi dently in every man's mind, and now that the moment had come to make ade quate reply to the murder of the Maine's crew, every man shouted what was in nis beart. The Olympia was now readv to beein the fight. Admiral Dewey, his'chief staff commander, Lamberton, nn aide and myself, with Executive Officer Lieut. Rees and Navigator Lieut. Calkins, who conned the ship most admirably, were on the lorward bridge. Capt. Gridley was in the conning tower, as it was thought unsafe to risk losing all the sen ior officers by one shell. "You may fire when ready, Gridley," said the admiral, and at 5: 41 o'clock, at a distance of 500 yards, the starboard 8-inch gun in the forward turret roared forth a compliment to the Spanish forts Presently similar guns Irora the Balti more and the Boston sent 200-pound shell hurling toward the Castilla and the Reina Cristina with accuracy. The Spaniards seemed encouraged to fire taster, knowing exactly our distance. while we had to guess theirs. Their ship ana snore guns were making things hot for us. The piercing scream of shot was varied often by the burstiner of time fuse shells. fragments of which would lash the water like shrapnel or cut our hull and riecinc One large shell that was coming straight nt the Olvmpia's forward bridue fortu nately fell less than 100 leet awav. One fragment cut the rigging exactly over the heads of Lamberton, Rees and my self. Another struck the bridge gratings in line with it. A third passed just under Admiral Dewey, and gouged a hole in iiic uci-, luciucnig ukc inese were pien- 11IUI. , 1 j - , , ,. - Our men naturally chafed at being ex posed without returning fire from all our guns, but laughed at danger and chatted good-humoredly. A few nervous fellows could not help dodging, mechanically, when shells would burst right over them, or close aboard, or would strike the water and pass overhead, with the pecu liar sputtering roar made by a tumbling rifled projectile. Still the flagship steered for the center of the Spanish line, and, as our other ships were astern, the Olympia received most of the Spaniards' attention. Owing to our deep draught, Commo dore Dewey felt constrained to change his course at a distance of 4000 yards, and run parallel to the Spanish column. "Open with all guns," he said, and the ship brought her port broadside bearing. The roar of all the flagship's 5-inch rapid fircrs was followed by a deep diapason of her turret 8 inchers. Soon our other vessels were equally hard at work, and we could see that our shells were making Cavite harbor hotter for the Spaniards than they had made the approach for us. Protected by their shore batteries, nd made safe from close attack by shallow water, the Spaniards were m a e,rong position. Thev put up a gallant fight. The Spanish ships were sailing back and forth behind the Castilla, and their fire was hot. One shot struck the Baltimore and passed clean through her, fortunately hitting no one. Another ripped up her main deck, disabled a six inch gun, and exploded a box of three pounder ammu nition, wounding eight men. The Olym pia was struck abreast the gun in the wardroom by a shell which burst out sidc. doing Httle damage. The signal halyards were cut from Lieut. Brumby's hand on the after bridge. A shell entered the Boston's port quar ter, and burst in Ensign Dodridge's stateroom, starting a hot fire, and fire was also caused by a shell which burst in tne port hammock netting. Both these fires were quickly put out. Anoth er shell passed through the Boston's foremast just in front of Capt Wildes on the bridge. After having made four runs along the Spanish line, finding the chart incorrect, Lieut. Calkins, the Olymnia's navigator, told the admiral he believed he could take the ship nearer the enemy, with lead going to watch the depth of water. The' flagship started over the course for the fifth time, running within 2000 yards of the Spanish vessels. At this range even 6 potmdrs were effec tive, and the storm of shells poured upon the unfortunate Spanish began to show marked results. Three of the enemy's vessels were seen burning and their fire slackened. On finishing this run, Admiral Dewey decided to give the men breakfast, as they had been at the guns two hours with only one cup of coffee to sustain them. Action ceased temporarily ot 7.35 o'clock, the other ships passing the flag ship and cheering lustily. Uur ships remained beyond range ot the enemy's guns until 10 50 o'clock, when the signal for close aciion again went up. The Baltimore had the place of honor in the lead, with the flagship following, and the other ships as before. The Baltimore began firing attheSpan ish ships and batteries at 16 minutes past 11 o clock, making a series ofhits as if at target practice. The Spaniards re plied very slowly, and the admiral sig nalled the Raleigh, the Boston, the Con cord and the Petrel to go into the inner harbor and destroy all the enemy 8 ships. By her light draught, the little Petrel was enabled to move within 1000 yards. Here, firing swiftly, but accurately, she commanded everything still flying the Spanish flag. Other ships were also doingtheirwhole duty, and soon not one red and yellow ensign remained aloft, except on a bat tery up the coast. The Spanish flagship and the Castilla had long been burning fiercely, and the last vessel to be aban doned was the Don Antonio JJe Ulloa, which lurched over and sank. Then the Spanish flag on the arsenal staff was hauled down, and at 12.30 o'cloch a white flag was hoisted there. Signal was made to the Petrel to destroy all the vessels in the inner harbor, and Lieut. Hughes, with an armed boat's crew, set fire to the Don Juan de Austria, the Marquis Duero, the Isla de Cuba and the LI Cano. The large transport Ma nila and many tugboats and small craft fell into our hands. "Capture or destroy the Spanish squadron," were Dewey's orders. Never were instructions more effectually car ried out. Within seven hours after ar riving on the scene of action nothing re mained to be done. Contraband Defined. The following "unofficial but authen tic" statement has been obtained from a high official of the government: In de termining, according to the law ot na tions, whether merchandise is contra band of war, it is classified: Absolute contraband; occasional or conditional contraband; goods not contraband. The first class includes all goods of an essentially warlike character. The sec ond class includes provisions, naval stores, coal, horses, certain kinds of ma chinery, certain forms of steel, iron, etc., which are subservient to warlike use, and which are destined for the use of the enemy. They are contraband or not, according to occasions and conditions as to their character, shipment, aud destined use. Every such case depends on its own facts. The third class includes articles not suited to warlike use such aschurch service and musical instruments, house hold wares and goods, and other such like articles, and including many that are purely mercantile in character. No article ot merchandise is contraband un less transported beyond the territorial waters and jurisdiction of a neutral state, nor unless destined for an enemy port, or for enemy use, or for any enemy ship upon the high seas, which belliger ent ships are permitted to police in search of enemy ships and contraband ot war. The coal embargo resolution was signed by the president April 22 and is now a law. It authorizes him to pro hibit the export of coal if be deems it necessary to do so. The embargo will be put into ellcct immediately. Sundry Notes. An army of $50,000 is to be mobilized at Chickamauga. By a Spanish ruse off Havana theother morning the American cutters Vicksburg and Morrill were led into a trap and came very near being destroyed. Gen. Woodford, our minister to Spain, arrived in New York Sunday. lie refused to be interviewed. Edward Deschenes of St. Albans, the member ol Company 13, at. Albans, who was unable to pass his United States army examination on account of trouble with two toes of one foot, underwent an operation at the Fanny Allen hospital Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock. Uescn- enes expects now to go out with his company. The trouble was the result of wearing pointed toed shoes. ,uuriing ton Free Press of Monday. For Over Fifty Years. Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup hns been used by millions of mothers for their children while teething. If disturbed at nicht and broken of vour rest by a sick child suffering and crying with pain of cutting teeth, send at once and get a bottle of "Mrs. Yvinslow s hootmng Syrup" for Children Teething. It will relieve the poor little sufferers immediate ly. Depend upon it, mothers, there is no mistake about it. It cures diarrhoea, regulates the stomach and bowels, cures wind colic, soltens the gums, reduces inflammation, and gives tone and energy to the whole system. "Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup" for children teething is pleasant to' the taste, and is the prescrip tion of one of the oldest and best female physicians and nurses in the United States. Price twenty-five cents a bottle. Sold by all druggists throughout the world. Be eure and ask lor "Mrs, Wins- low Soothing Syrup." Boston's Industrial Exhibition. The twentieth triennial exhibition of the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanics Association will be held in their mam moth building, Huntington avenue, dur- ing the months of October and Novem ber next. It is promised thus far m ad vance that this exhibition will far sur pass anvthincr of the kind ever given in New England. Tlfe management of the exhibition is fully aware that in this age of sudden and startling changes it is necessary to be on the alert for the latest developments in the fields of industry, skill and art, and that the public desire to see samples of whatever tends to im prove the condition of the masses, being especially interested in labor-saying ap pliances, better tools to work with, and everything that tends to a more econom ical way of living. In contradistinction to many previous industrial exhibitions, there will beinany other pleasant features connected with the twentieth triennial, including contin uous band concerts by the best musical oiganizations in the country, shows of various kinds, but, most important of all, Boston's leading amusement pur veyor, Mr. B. F. Keith, the proprietor of the theater that is known every where to be "one of the sights of the city," has proposed to give tree entertainment to all who visit the exhibition, for which purpose he will fit up Paul Revere Hall, a beautiful apartment that has recently been constructed on the gallery floor of the Mechanic Building. Death ol Merritt Clark of Poultney. Merritt Clark of Poultney died at his residence last Thursday at the age of 95 years and two months. The death of Mr. Clark takes away the oldest Vermonter who had served in the legislature. He was Poultncy's pa triarch and most distinguished citizen. Merritt Clark was the son of Gen. Jonas Clark, for many years a member of the Rutland bar. He was born at Middletown, Feb. 11, 1803, and received the education of the schools of his town He prepared for college at North Gran ville under the instruction ot trot, aalera Tours. He entered Middlebury college and was graduated in the class of 1823. He read law for a time in his father's office, but health failing him he became a clerk in a dry goods bouse in New York city for a year. He was then in business with his brother, the late Horace Clark of Middletown, in which he continued until 1841, when he was elected cashier of the bank of Poultney. This position he held for 40 years. He retired from business in 1880. Mr. Clark was a democratic candidate for Congress in 1852, and in 1854 he was the candidate ot that party tor gov ernor. He was United States pension agent under the administration of James K. Polk. After 1862 he was affiliated with the republican party. Twosons. Henry Clark of this city and Edward Clark of Poultney, with six grand and great grandchildren, survive him. Charlon Mead and Jules Sanctuary, the attendants who are charged with manslaughter because of being impli cated in the recent scalding tragedy at the state asylum tor the insane at Water- bury, have waived the preliminary exami nation. Thev have been bound over to appear before the grand jury in Septem ber. A WARNING NOTE. It Won't Take the Render Long to Peruse This, and It May Prevent a Heap ot Trouble. One evening in December, 1 896, a respected resident ot Sutton, in the county of Cale donia, Vl., was reading a Montpelier paner. There was nothing strance or neculiar about this, for the lady was accustomed every evening to post herself on the current topics of the day, but on this particular occasion her eye struck a paragraph which arrested her attention and led to a train of circum stances which it is the special object of this item to prevent occurring in this neighbor- nooa or wnerever this paper circulates. Mrs. C. F. Brock way, for that is the nam of the lady referred to, completes the facts mentioned in the above introduction as fol lows: "I read the article a second time, and I came to this conclusion if Doan's Kidney Pills cure kidney complaint and the distress ing complications arising from inactivity or irritation of those organs, why won't they cure me ? I made inquiry next day at the nearest druggist, and as he did not have them I wrote to Montpelier for them. They were just what I needed. I was getting along famously when " la grippe" prostrated me. When tne attack abated somewhat, severe kidney trouble set in, and I had to do something at once. My husband searched Sutton for Doan'i Kidney Pills and drove to Lyndon for them, but was unsuccessful in procuring them there. What I endured before a second supply reached me is hard to aescriDo. I can only add to my high opinion of Doan'i Kidney Pills that I am confident had I known of them when I first found out I had kidney trouble I would never have been as bad as I was. I found Doan's Kidney Pills of great benefit, and if my experience will be the means of allevi ating sucn sutteren you nave my permission to publish it." Foster-Milburn Co.. Buffalo. N. Y.. Sole Agents for the United States. Price, 50 cents per box, by mail, on receipt of price, For sale by all dealers. Remember the name, "Doan's," and Uka no substitute. A Oolden Wedding. Mr anil Mrs. Charles Dewev of Mont- pelicr celebrated their golden wedding anniversary last week Tuesday evening State street. Several hundred invitations were issued and the affair was a brilliant event. chnrVi rwev is a brother of Commo dore Dewey, United States navy. The Dewey lamily lias long nein a prommtriu hlieitlf.tia find ROL'IM 1 uosition nt Mont- pclicr, in which Charles Dewey lias hud his full share, l ie lias oten a director oi the National Life Insurance Company, which has its home office in Montpelier since January, 1851, also a director of the First National bank of Montpelier uinrita nrirnnizfltion in 1864. its vice president from 1878 to 1800, and its president since 1801. lie was senator Irntn Washington count v in 1867. '68 and '69, and state inspector of finance in 1882 and 1883. Ninp children have been born to Mr and Mrs. Dewev. emht of whom survive, and seven of these were present at this anni versary. The house was beautruiiy decoratcti It cut9 the grease, and a good rinsing will leave the dishes delightfully clean. TUT N. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY. sS Chtauro. 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Has the lightest platform used on any reaper the necessary strength is supplied by our ee tntMn rw wnicn aiso Keeps everymiK 1 Has simple, perfect trip device that never fails to throw off grain. (Easiest way to raise and lower the grain wheel. Flat form easily folded upat right angle for transporta tion or passing through narrow gates. It's a fust r cutter, Ught, strong, durable and long- lived. See our local Agent before you buy. ,M. OSBORNE & CO., Auburn, N. Y. When AMPSON went out on the Dewey Morning to Schley the Phillistines he was in no more determined mood than we are 1 to turn our Mammoth Stock of SPRING DRESS GOODS, TRIMMINGS, HOSIERY, GLOVES, JACKETS, CAPES, SUITS, SHIRT WAISTS, WRAPPERS and UNDERWEAR. B Last Week We had a grand Sale of Garments. We have been obliged to order many new things to keep our stock clean, We are now in shape to give our customers better service than at any previous date. There have been some sharp mark-downs on many seasonable things, and we hope to get a visit this week from every lady who reads this. If you don't see what you want ask for it. We are offering special values In Storm Gar ments and Umbrellas. LODGEE BROS. 4 SMYTHE, Leaders of Low Prices, St. Johnsbury. . , and many handsome presents were re- ceived. Conspicuous among wi uw. tions was a large portrait of Commo dore Dewey, entwined in the national colors. The boarding house of the Advent enmpmeeting association, about a mile from White River Junction on the line ot the Passumpsic railroad, was totally destroyed bv fire last week. A smallcot tage adjoining was also consumed. It is reported that the large tent of the asso ciation was stored in the cottage and burnt with it. The loss is estimated at from $800 to $1000. A runaway car starting at Chester Saturday, April 30, was stopped 'at Lawrence Mills, a distance of six miles, by M. R. Lawrence, who on seeing it coming down the track, ran out and put planks across the track and brought the car to a standstill. It was an empty box car and was started on its wild career by a strong steady gale of wind which was blowing hard nt the time. Meantime word had been sent from Ches ter to the up train to look out for it. for dishes that can be thrown away after every meal, to avoid the tiresome task of dish-washing, cannot be granted. Would she have the next best thing? Let her wash the dishes so easily it's almost a pleasure with Washing Powder. New York. Eoeton. mEMENTS Reaoer. Ho. 8 Reaper, macmne is nmfmmni in for wuu goou mutcruu, irtuuyivw It Ii our Ad. next week Get our Free Book! . - mr ' t: -isssaa&a mm ii ST. JOHNSBURY AND LAKEOHAMPLAINR.E, WINTER ARRANGEMENT, JAN. 10, 18fl' Train Eifinve Ml. Johaabury', GOING WEST. For Danville, Hardwlck. Morrlrvll1i r bridge Junction, Burlington, St An."1, and Rutland 6.40 a. m. and 8.20 n " For Danville, West Danville, Waldeu ril boro, Hast Hardwlck, Hardwlck. M'' vllle, Hyde Prk,6.40 a. m., 8.20 and 'j For Johnson, Cambridge Junction, nnrti ton, Fletcher, Fairfield, Sheldon, Hlih 8" and Swanton, 0.40 a. m. and 8.20 5. For Stsnbrldge, St. Johns, and Montreal 1 Ji East Swanton, 6.40 a. m. and 3.20 o GOING EAST. m' For East St. Johnsbury, North Concni Miles Pond and Lunenburg, 8.00 i 2.4S, nnd 4.48 (mixed) p. m. For Whitefield, Fabyann, Crawfords n. North Conway, Fryeburg, Porti3 Brunswick, Lewlston, AuguBta, Watcrviu bangor and St. John, 8.00 a.m., 2 (j For Boston via North Conway, 8. 00 tt ! ' U. B. FOLSOM, D. J. FLANDIIRs Supt. Gen. Pass! 1 BOSTON & MAINE R, i I'ANNinMPMIC IMVINIOH WINTER ARRANGEMENT, OCT. 4, lg9T Trains Leave Ml. John.burv, GOING SOUTH. For Concord, Manchester, Nashua, Lci.m and Boston via White River Jiinctir 12.80 and 9.0Oa. m., arriving at Bo ' 8.15 a. m. anil 4.85 p.m. 6 0,to" For Concord, Manchester, Nashua, Ln. and Boston via WellH River and Plymoml 1.40 a. m. (daily), 9.00 a. m. and 2 A p. m. Arriving at Boston, 8.10 a.m a.k and 8.30 p.m. ',as For White River Junction, Bellows Fall. Northampton, Springfield, Hartford Nr. Haven and New York, 12.30, and'finl a. m. For Newbury, Bradford, Norwich and Vihl. River Junction, 12.30 and 9.0Oa. m .1,4 6.00 p.m. ' For Passumpsic, Barnet and Mclndiw 9.00 a. m.. 6.00 p.m. w1 For Wells River, 12.30 and 9.00 a, m 11, and 6 00 p. m. " " For Montpelier, 9.00 a. m., 2.34 p. m. For Littleton, 9.00 a. m., 2.3-4 and OA p. m. GOING NORTH. For Lyndonville and Newport, 2.20, 3 11 and 10.4.1 a. m., 3.13 and 4.27 p. m. For West Burke, Barton and Barton Land ing, 3.10 and 10.45 a. m., 3.13 and 4.37 p. m. For Stanstead and Derby Line, Massawlppl. North Hatley.Lennoxville and Sherbrookt 3.15 and 10.45 a. m., 4.27 p. m. s Foryuebcc via Sherhrooke and Grand Trunk Ry., 3.15 a. m. and 4.27 p. m. For Quebec via Sherbrooke and Quebec Ce. tral Ry., 3.15 a. m. and 4.27 p. m. For Montreal via Sherbrooke and GranJ Trunk Ry., 3.15 a. m. and 4.27 p. ni. For Montreal via Newport and Canadiu Pacific Ry., 2.20 a. m. (daily), 3.13 p. a. D.J. FLANDERS, Gen. Pass, and Tkt. Aft MAINE CENTRAL E. ThiouRh the White Mountains To Lancaster, Colcbrook, North Coawty, Boston, Portland, Lewiston, Bangor, Bar Harbor and St. John. LOCAL TIMB TABLE ON AND AFTEI NOVEMBER 14, 1897. T. JOHNSBURY. A.M. a. 00 4.00 4.12 4.15 4.00 0.15 St. Johnsbury, Lunenburg, Whitefield, Quebec Junction, Jefferson, Lancaster, ar., .. 2 SU SST 4.15 4.25 4.40 1. BATING- LANCASTER. P.M. Lancaster, 12.25 Jefferson. 12.40 Quebec Junction, ar., 12.00 " " lv., 1.10 Whitefield, 1.21 Lunenburg, ar., 1.35 St. Johnsbury, ar., 2.30 Ml. 7.25 7.40 7.50 801 8.13 8.21 .M THKOOQH TRAINS. St. Johnsbury, 3.00 a.m. 2.4.1 p.a. North Conway, 6.15 " 6 05 " Portland, 8.25 " 8.1 " Boston via Portland, 12.50 pm. 0 57 am. Lewiston, 9.45 a m. 1.20 " Bangor, 3.25 p.m. 4.45 " Bar Harbor, 7.00 " 9.65 " St. John, 10.40 " 1.00 pa. Trains arrive at St. Johnsbury from Bo ton, Portland, Lewiston, Augusta, Norti Conway and White Mountain resorU 2.M and 9.40 p. m. GEORGB F. EVANS, Gen. Mgr. F. E. BOOTH BY, G. P. & T. A. MONTPELIER AND WELLS RIVER RE, TIME TABLE IN EFFECT NOV. 8, 1897. Leave Wells River 6.30 a. m. 9.08 a. ra. 8,30 p. m. 9.10 a. 11 25 a. n. 6.05 p. n. Arrive, Montpelier, Leave Montpelier, 8.10 a. a. 1 10 p. m. 4.15 p. m. 9.35 a. m. 2.30 p. m. Arrive Wells River, ' 6.45 p. o. Connection made at Wells River with Bur ton & Maine trains for North and South. W. A. STOWELL, Gen. Mgr. F. W. MORSE, Gen. Pass. Agt. General Gardening. Louis T. Beaudoln la prepared to do tit kinds of garden work, lawn trimming, form ing and laying out new lawns. 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