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THE ST. JOHNSBURY CALEDONIAN, MAY 11, 1898.
STORY OF A MAYOR. jetor Lonergan was Ashcroft's first mayor. Ashcroft was one of those satel lite iowdi whose existence was doe principally to a handful of unfortunate prospectors who had wandered from the jeutral mining star. Aspen, Colo., was jUbcroft'B mining star. Lonergan was B scotch-Irishman, 6, feet 6 inches in tteigbt, with a decidedly apologetio utoop. His eyes were blue, his hair ibaggy red, and for lank of a razor and M a time saver ne wore a lull beard, pete bad fought in the civil war and prided himself on being an American jninor to the core. Big finds were being made at Ash iroft, and she bad claims which were panning out rich stuff. Part of her pop ulation was composed of a certain ele ment recognized in all the new camps of Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona M bad men. Pete knew a bad man and could han dle bim. That was one reason for his tleotion. The winning of a mining dimp office is usually through individ ual merit. Justice is close tothesurfaoe in all such camps that is, the justice Inch weighs a man's character and treats bim according to the marking of tbe scales. It is true that the miner, in judging of a companion's worth, entire-' y eets aside tbe enthusiasm which prompts bis comrade to talk half the night about a prospect hole which will pan out tbe richest stuff on record. Bncb a weakness is overlooked, for even tbe discourser knows he eulogizes; so do bis bearers, and no harm is done. If after six months' residonce in a minim? camp a popular demonstration is made in a man's favor, be may be lore be bus assayed at a high figure. Thus it was in Peter's case. And now be bad won a distinction which would follow bim through all camps he was Ashcroft's first mayor. Tbo first few months Peter dignified tbe office with his presence were filled with bard work and considerable risk. Threats meant for the mayor's ears al ways reached them, bnt bis duty, he mid, was located and patented, and he intended working it out. And be did. was not the gambler be was after, for oards and tables were necessities, and the banker was obliged to be straight. bnt it was tbe bad man who hastened into caran on nis mission ol bold bd. claim jumping, crookedness and general meanness mat rote iookcu ior ana (onnd. co it was that the first few monens were nosy ones, cut mis worn brought its reward, for some of tbe bad men leit a lew were Duneu ouisiue 01 tbe town and Pete won a wide repu tation for being uncomfortably quick un nis cun ana nasty in lemcerwnen xecuting me nign amy me citizens 01 Aihcroft bad imposed on him. Finally office duties slackened and Pete bad time lor thought. His thoughts entered upon a subject which made him look sligbtlv HI at case. They were thoughts without verbal outlet Pete had no confidants. Tbe mayor of Ashcroft was in love and engaged to be married. Yet for a year be had lived in this lit tle mining camp and no one bad known word of his secret. No one ever heard Pete reveal anything about his private affairs or bis family and no one ever dared ask a Question. Tbis mining etiquette it saves trou ble and nreiudice is one item of an unwritten code of social mining laws worthy of study and adoption outside of camp. Tbe thought that truubled Pete most, now that he had time to dwell on it. was how to get out of camn Witnont revealm? ma mission that or being married. It was a matter close to Pete's heart, too close to be commented upon by Ashcrott. men mere was an other reason for silence: he knew the boys would give bim a send off, and be wished to avoir! it. for he was a modest man and bated fnsa and show. He could well afford to marry, for though he was not rich he had had fair ly Bnnd limit TTia nlnimu PnrnHnr nnrl Prospect were in his name alone not a third nor a sixteenth interest belonged 10 anv nun bIha. Nnt. that ho wns nlnsn. bnt uiinino won n nrinninln with Loner gan, and a partner sometimes interferes With tirinrinloH on nvmi thnnch a cash interest mitrht have aided the develop ment of his claims and at times forced. him over hurt nlnn.na tin clinso to remain oomparativelv poor or uncertainly rioh. i uo night while standing at tbe hotel bar talk drifted from paying shippers and new strikes to the last bad man ho had been in camp. Tbis was Pote's "flance. Downing his "three fingers" an experienced gulp, he turned to the crowd and said: "Beys, them's a A d had man leav ing this town tomorrow, and it's my Purpose to follow that vein if I go to Missouri for it." and there he stopped. 'or it was a long sentence for the mayor. A few of Adlmrnft'ti nitizens stood in I front ot the saloon the next morning, ""a romembering the mayor's remark the night before scanned tbe passengers to the AEpen coach, but saw only two, the mayor and the surveyor, so they concluded that the bad man Pete bad told them of had gone away the night heforo in his own outfit, and Ashcroft never questioned the authority of bor "aver to leave the important functions f his office to do a neat deteotive job. It was only a day over two weeks when the Concord coach, covered with Jtoist, rolled up in front of the St. Elmo hotel at noon, and to the amazement of he two dozen curious spectators Peter Lonergan stepped out and then turned JJ assist a very small woman through the narrow door of the coach. Peter had not spoken a word nor recognized by a "od any of the oitizons surrounding bnt they notioed with smiles that "owore a new suit of oivilized out Jlotbes, new shoes not boots and to their amazement his whiskers had been clipped. Conjeotures as to hia companion were varied in the minds of his audience un til the driver unBtrapped the boot of the oaoh and threw down the leather cov ering, and there revealed to the gaze of the dumfonnded bystanders a new trunk. On one end of it was stenciled in black letters "Mrs. P. Lonergan, Ashcroft, Colorado." The gossip of Ashcroft had up to tbis time been chiefly oonflned to rioh strikes, new loads or lodes, of the possi bility of money coming into oamp, but the sight of that trunk revolutionized social customs there, and like a fire brand to alfalfa flew the many forked tongue of gossip, spreading in a few hours from the town to the hills the news that Pete was back without bis man. Tbe joke was on the boys, tbe drinks were on the town, for he had brought back a wife. If it had been any other man than the mayor I Gossip was verified by fact as the long string of citizens filed into the hotel and then out of it after having scanned the consump tive, dirty register with its last inscrip tion, "Peter Lonergan and wife, Ash croft, Colo." Now the hearty good feeling every man entertained for the mayor came promptly to the surface, and that after noon a committee was formed to give "Pete and bis woman" a ball at the hotel and instructed to spare no expense, A team was sent to Aspen for the mu sic, and two of the committee were or dered to hustle up the finest grub that ever had been laid out as a spread in Ashcroft. Everything was to be con ducted secretly, and tbe ball would hav been a great surprise bad it not been for tbe proprietor of the St. Elmo, who ap preciated the fact that Pete and his wife had bad a long journey from the east and a 12 mile stage drive that morning' and might need a rest before the ball. Accordingly he took Pete aside and said: "Mayor, you've got tbe joke on the boys, and they bold up their hands, but between us they are getting up a ball in your honor that is, for you and your wife and they are going to do the thing in shape. They sent to Aspen for tbe musio and are rounding up every store in camp for expensive grub. Tbo ball will begin about 9 tonight, just as soon as we can have supper and clear tbe room, and, mayor, there was some talk of sticking each boy $1 at the door to buy one of those parlor organs for tbe missis. I thought I would give you a tip to lot you know their game, but don't give it away to the boys on your life. " "Well, it's pretty decent of the boys, but I'm afraid tbe missis is tired out. As to tbe dollar, I won't stand that. Throw open your doors, and if there is any charge to tbe business give me tbe bill." That night was an eventful one in the history of Ashcroft, and one never to be forgotten by Pete. About 8 o'clock a committee of four visited the mayor, two miners and their wives. They told him a ball given in bis honor would open at 9 o'clock and that their wives would "do tbe introducin." Pete tried hard to look surprised, but it was clear acting. However, the min ers were too excited to notice anything of this. At 9 o'clock Ashcroft was still in a bustle. Tbe hotel dining room had been cleared of its table, and at one end of it stood Pete, bis little wife and two of tbe finest ladies in town with tbem. The musio, two violins and a cornet, had opened the ball. Yet not a soul had arrived. Pete bad been waiting impatiently for three minutes, uncomfortable in bis new clothes, and now he was chafing at what looked to him like a bitch in tbe affair. Suddenly tbe swinging doors leading to tbe barroom were thrown open, and "Left, left, left, right, left," came from Ben Sowls, who, with a new broom over his shoulder, led SO stalwart miners in military style down the room, then right wheeled and around several times. There were miners of all conditions, and men who were not min ers at all. One was a lonesome Iodian, who had been invited in, and who came, gnn and all. They came to a front face halt before tbe bridal party, ea:h man carrying a bundle of some thing of practical use, from a sack of flour and bacon to tbe kitchen utensils. In the center of tbe party was a baby burro, with its miniature pack saddle, piled two feet high above its back, pre senting the "grub stake." Tbe last man in the line drew by a string a tiny cradle made of a cigar box, and it was tbe possible admission of this little present that had caused the delay. Some of the boys at the meeting in tho barroom thought that the "woman" would understand the spirit in which they gave it, and others argued that she would not At last old man Worthington, who bad known Pete for years, rapped on tbe bar and said : "Boys, I've sized that woman up, and she's no fool. Pete can explain our western ways to her, and you can bet your life be ain't no man to marry a stuck up girl." And that ended it. The last man drew in by a oord the result of his handi work. When they baited and faced Pete and his wife, Sowls advanced a step and brought his broom to presout arms and delivered the speech of the evening. "Mr, and Mrs. Lonergan, we, repre senting the citizens, of Ashcroft, con sider tbe detective work Pete Lonergan went to Missouri for a great strike and that it has resulted in a credit to the camp. We think, though, he might have given his old friends a tip and not have deprivod us until this late hour of the chance to honor tbis great event in a manuor more fitting. You, madam, as tbe wife of Lonergan, are weloome to tbis camp, and every boy in bis out fit has a warm spot for yon under his vest. If the little things we have brought here tonight will be of any servioe to you both, we will be mighty pleased. We only ask that you will use all of them.' At this moment the boys smiled and dropped their bundles to applaud and emphasize the remarks of thoir spokes man. Tbe little burro, as if to strengthen their sincerity, walkod to tbe end of his rope and stretched his woolly head to ward Pete. - The mayor oame forward a step, and while playing with the ears of tbe beast cleared his throat several times and coughed. Then he started his response: "Boys, I'm not much for speakin, but I'm no slouch on tbinkin. I don't know how to thank you for this ball and all tbis useful outfit, but I do feel blame grateful, boys we both do. Now let's dance, and I promise you we'll use every darned present you've brought us." . Then the men filed up in line and met Mrs. Lonergan and danced with her. In the small hours of tbe morning tables wore brought in and supper was served. Evory delicacy the boys had been able to procure at such short no tice was there, and in the center of tbe table rose tbe bridal cake with its two sugared figures. It was daybreak when tbe ball was over, and all tbe boys agreed, as the last drink was taken, that Pete had struck great luck. And so it proved. Mayor Lonergan 's wife was worship ed by tbe boys before she had been a month in camp. She was a delicate lit tle lady, with a low voice and modest manners. She bad been brought up in a comfortable home in Missouri, yet she grooved into tbe life of Ashoroft as if she bad been designed for it. If a miner was hurt, it was Mrs. Lonergan who looked after him and bis wounds. If one of the boys was hard up and needed help, it was Mrs. Lonergan who found it out and sent Pete to his aid. Thus it was that the quiet little woman won the love and respect of the miners of Ashcroft. Tbe mayor, under the influ ence of bis wife, grew to be quite a new man. His whole soul was wrapped up in tbe littlo woman and her work. It was just a year after the ball. Tbe whole camp loved tbo wife of the mayor of Ashcroft, and there was not a man in the whole district who would have not ridden 48 hours to do her the slight est favor. Pete had gone to Glenwood to see a physician, and tbe boys held a meeting to talk over tbe coming event. They had arranged to do the handsome thing by the heir. They had deoided to have a large silver mug made from the ore taken from their hills and to present it at a time when tboy could give Pete and his wife a reception worthy the name of Ashcroft. But they never did. The mother and the boy were buried within tbe boundary of Pete's location, tbe Prospect. She bad asked to be buried there and not taken home. Ashcroft seemed to fade with the loss of that woman. One man after another pulled up stakes and left, but not with out a lump in bis throat as the stage passed the Prospect. Pete did not talk much for a year, and bo never put a pick into Ashcroft's ground after the death of his wife. Some of the boys claim be went out of his mind entirely. - He locked his cabin as it stood, tak ing away only one thing, a little cradle made of a cigar box, with a broken string still attached to it. Henry Rus sell Wray in Pittsburg Post. - Dewey, Do We Do 'Em ? Do we take Manila ? Dewey ? Well, we should smile. We don't do a thing to 'cm I Dewey ? Just Rive em a taste of well! Don't we ? Dewey ? A hot touch ! The prand ruh! A warm time! Do we hand it out to the haughty Dons ? Dewey ? There's nothing to it I We give them their due 1 We do 1 Part of it. That's what we do. Dewey ? Do we run away ? Do we keep cool and wait? Well, what do you think now ? Dewey ? Not on your life! . Dewey ? Remember the Maine I What, the sunken Maine ? Dewey? Well, we don't forget! Dewey ? Do we miss a shot ? Do we settle the score ? Oh, Dewey ? Not much ! Do we square accounts for treachery's deed? Dewey ? We do, indeed ! At lcnht in pnrt. But there's more to do. Much more. Do we stoo at this ? Do we close the deal ? Dewey ? Is the incident closed ? Isn't it ju9t begun ? That good work Dewey ? Do we rest the case ? What, at this point? Well, we wonder! Dewey ? Cincinnati Times-Star, Hood's pills cure liver ills, biliousness, indigestion, headache. A pleasant lain tivc. All druggists. , The Vnluo of Advertising. if - s if D. M. Osborne & Company, of Auburn, New York, who manufacture the largest line of farm implements made by any one concern in the United States, and whose attractive adver tisements have been appearing in our columns for the last two months, have been forced to ac knowledge that these ads. have been seen and read by a mult it ude of people, if inquiries can be any criterion to go by. In their ads. they have incidentally offered to send free of cliarge a book six Indies by nine Inches, entitled "Handy Book for House and Farm," which is complete in Its Information for farm and housekeeping and par ticularly In cooking and baking receipts. The number of Inquiries for these books have been and still remains something enormous. The un expected part of the programme is that many of the ladles, after trying these receipts, have sent to the Advertising Manager, sample boxes of cake of different kinds, pressed chicken, etc. The Illustration given, shows his desk nearly covered with these boxes, which speaks imperatively of the Interest the ladles have taken In the book. This book also descrllws In detail, the Osborne Implements, which have won the reputation of 'succeeding where othors fall," and are by their excellence, pushing their Individuality well to the front la the agricultural world. "TO THE BOSTON MARKETS. Boston, May 9. There Is a fair de mand for choice, fresh creamery butter, but common grades sell slowly. Prices are steady. Best creamery, email lota and packages, 19'20c; northern cream ery, round lots, 1818c; western 18c; eastern.- 18c; firsts, 1516c; imitation, lE16o; northern dairy, 1516c. Receipts for the 12 months show a flight Increase, but exports show a material decrease. The quantity cred ited to home consumption Is about 1,500, 000 pounds larger than for the year previous, and the average weekly con sumption Is figured out to be 932.40C pounds, against about 903,000 pounds last year, an increase of a little over 3 per cent. The increase Is not as large as It ought to be, if the same territory drew Its supplies from Boston from year to year; but It Is understood that several of the populous cities in this state and New Hampshire get part of their sup plies direct from the creameries instead of taking them from here as formerly. In this way a portion of the trade is di verted from this center, and Boston dealers are to be congratulated In hold ing as much of the business as they do. Of the 200,000 tuti In cold storage here an the 21st of August, only 289 tubs remained on the last day of April, which leaves us with virtually no stock at the beginning of the new trade year. Cheese is steady and unchanged: Round lots, 910c; sage, 1010c; Jobbinr, 10&llc; Liverpool, 42s for white; colored, 44s. Eggs are lower In price, with receipts heavy. The market is quiet; Western and southern, 10llc; Michigan and Indiana, llllc; eastern, ll13c; near by and fancy, 1213c; Jobbing prices, llc more. Beans are reported steady here, with the country markets very firm. The supply is declared to be very limited. Quotations are revised: Carload lots, pea, il.lJ50; medium, $1.45gl.50; yel low eye, $1.E61.60; red kidneys, $2.40 2.E0; California small white, $1.701.75; California, Lima, 44c per lb. Job bing lots are 10c more. Potatoes are rather quiet in demand, though prices are steadily held: Green mountains, extra, $1.0S1.10; fair, 93 98c; white stars or Burbanks, 95c$l; Aroostook hebrons, 95c; Dakota reds, 85c; eastern shore and Carolina sweet, S2.252.75; Tennessee, in crts, J2.503. Tallow is reported firmer, with tallow oil stronger: Bulk, 44c; tallow oil, 4113c. New Tork, May 10. Tallow steady. City, 3c; country, iftQZKc, as to quality. FLOUR AND GRAIN. The prices quoted yesterday for the choice brands of spring wheat patent flour were Just $1.05 per barrel higher than they were one week previous, and in general trade brands there has been an advance of from $1 to $1.50. These are the advances quoted by the mills. Jobbers and all other sellers are inclined to ask about as much of an advance, though of course there is flour on the market, bought before the full advance had been quoted, on which a big profit could be made at prices under the pres ent market value. The difficulty of re plenishing stocks, however, Is a check to any very large sales In thte way. Flour at present looks like good property. The following are fair but wholly nominal quotations for the leading brands of flour offered on the market yesterday, They are subject to change should the position of wheat be not sustained or a further advance made. Spring wheat patents from $7.25 to $8.10, spring wheat straights from $7 to $7.60, spring wheat clears from $6 to $6.60, winter wheat pat ents from $7.25 to $7.75, winter wheat straights from $6.75 to $7.25, and winter wheat clears from $G.50 to $7 per barrel, as to quality and size of purchase. The market for corn has ruled firm for a week past in sympathy with wheat. The most pronounced advance took place yesterday when at Chicago the closing prices were 36 cents for cash and May, 36 to 37 cents for July, and Zl to 37tf cents for September, showing an advance from Saturday's close of 2 cents in the former options and of about S cents in July. The visi ble supply decreased 2,131,000 bushels during the week, and is now 24,913,000 .bushels. The exports have been big and both the home and foreign demand continues good. Prices on this market have materially advanced and dealers are now quoting No. 2 yellow on the track here at 46 cents and steamer yel low at 46 cents. Shippers advanced prices yesterday and were last offering Chicago No. 2 yellow to arrive at 46 to 46 cents and No. 3 yellow at 46 to 46U cents. The market for oats la firm, but has shown less excitement than other grains. Yesterday there was an ad vance of about a cent In the Chicago option market, with the closing prices at 31 to 31 cents for cash and May, j27 to 28 cents for July, and 24 cents for September. The local market has been fairly active. Spot supplies are still limited and holders have not been anxious sellers. For choice clipped on the track 41 to 41 cents Is quoted, with Standard at 39 to 40 cents. Shippers report a good demand and were last Offering 40 to 42 pounds clipped to arrive at 41 cents and from that down to 40 to 40 cents for 36 to 38 pounds. All the meal markets are higher. Oat meal Is now quoted at $4.50 to $4.75 for rolled and ground and $4.90 to $5.15 for cut. Cornmeal at 88 to 90 cents per bag and $1.95 to $2 per barrel. Rye flour at $4 to $4.25 and graham at $4.25 to $6 per barrel. LIVE STOCK. Fresh beef has been rather quiet, and the market rather easy. The arrivals of beef for the week have been heavier, including . 176 cars for Boston and 115 cars for export, a total of 291 cars; pre ceding week, 150 cars for Boston, and 128 cars for export, a total of 278 cars; same week a year ago, 150 cars for Boston and 116 for export, a total of 266 cars. Muttons and lambs have been in full supply and the prices have dropped off quite seriously. Poultry is quiet, with prices steady. Hungry Russia. The Russian journal Novoye Vremya oomplains of the dogeneraoy of the pres ent populace of tbe great empire, at tributing it to the laok of proper nour ishment. It declares it may be safely said that the lower classes have one third loss to eat than their grandparent) had. A Toast to Commodore Dewey. At the Dewey golden wedding at Mont- pelier last week Tuesday evening, Rev. A. N. Lewis called the assembly to order, with the following remarks: "Ladies and gentlemen: We miss to night the presence of a near relative ot tbis youthful couple, whom we should have been glad to welcome to this festal occasion. He would have been here, but for an important and pressing business engagement elsewhere. Just before his departure for Hong Kong last November, the following lines by Col. Archibald Hopkins were 'said or sung' to him at a farewell dinner given in bis honor by the Metropolitan club at Washington. I have permission oi the 'bride and groom' to interrupt tne festivities by reading them at this time. 1 know you will all be glad to hear them." Pill all your glasses full to night ; The wind is off the shore; And be it least or be it fi:ht, We pledge tbe Commodore. Through days of storm, through days of calm. On broad Pacific seas; At anchor off the Isles of Palm, Or with the Japanese. On shore, afloat, on deck, below, Or where our bulldogs roar; To back a Iriend or breast a foe, We pledge the Commodore. We know our honor'll be unstained Where'er his pennant flies; Our rights respected and maintained, Whatever power defies. And when he takes the homeward tack Beneath an Admiral's flag. We'll hnil tbe bay that brings him back And have another lag. Since then he has added this postscript to his toast: Along the far Phillipine coast, Where flew the flag of Spain, Our Commodore today can boast '"Twill never fly again." Relief in Six Hours. Distressing kidney and bladder disease relieved in six hours by "New Great South American Kidney Cure." It is a great surprise on account of its exceeding promptness in relieving pain in bladder, kidneys and back, in male or temalc. Re lieves retention of water almost immedi ately. II you want quick relief and cure this is the remedy. Sold by C. C. Bingham, 37 Main St., Druggist, St. Johnsbury, Vt. Army and Navy Officers. The following relative ranks of army and navy officers is compiled by the Montpelier Record and will be especially interesting at the present time: General, - with Admiral. Lieut. Gen'l, - with Vice Admiral. Major Gen'l, - with Rear Admiral. Brigadier Gen'l, - with Commodore. Colonel, - with Captain. Lieut. Col., with Commander. Major, - with Lieflt. Commander. Captain, - with Lieut, (tenior.) First Lieut., with Lieut, (junior.) Second Lieut., with Ensign. Stop! Women, And consider that in addressing Mrs. Pinkham you are confiding your private ills to a woman a woman whose ex perience in treating woman's diseases is greater than that of any living phy sician, male or female. You can talk freely to a woman when it la revolting to relate your private trouble! to a man; besides, a man does not understand, simply because he is a man. MRS. PINKHAM'S STANDING INVITATION. Women suffering from any form of female weakness are invited to promptly communicate with Mrs. Pinkham, at Lynn, Mass. All letters are re ceived, opened, read, and answered by women only. A woman can freely talk of her private illness to a woman. Thus has been established the eternal confidence between Mrs. Pinkham and the women of America which has never been broken. Out of the vast volume of experience which she has to draw from, it is more than possible that she has gained the very knowledge that will help your case. She asks nothing in return except your good will, and her advice has relieved thousands. Surely any woman, rich or poor, is very foolish if she does not take advantage of this generous offer of assistance. Beware of Imitations JOHN DUNCAN'S SONS, Amur NtW YORK. Road Commissioner's and Selectmen's Order Blanks In books, very safe and handy to carry. Al ways kept on hand at this office. CONCORD DVK BOVSE, 33 Warren St., Concord, N.H. Garment dyeing and cleansing In all branch es. Lace curtain cleansing a specialty, no frames used thus avoiding all hook marks. Goods sent Mondays will be returned by the following Monday. B. n. CARR, Agent ' . for St. Johnsbury. The National Debt. The public debt at the close of business on April 30 was $1,018,432,652, an in crease forthemonthof $9,716,301. This increase is due to a corresponding decrease in the cash on band, which is accounted for by the heavy expenditures for war purposes. The cash in the treasury that day was: Gold, $217,190,835; silver, $512,894,282; paptr, $70,526,048; bonds, disbursing officers' balances, &c, $30, 507,395; total, $831,117,862, ag Trained Nurses Recommend Comfort Powder. " I have used Comfort Powder, and always recommend it, not only for infants, but in all cases of chafing and skin irritation." M. E. Fisher, Trained Nurse, Forestdale, Mass. " I can say with pleasure I have found Comfort Powder very valuable in the sickroom. For Infants I think it is the best of all powders, and shall always recommend it. 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We have several lines for ladies' and on: special shoe for men at $1 ,50. That is a new idea, at least we have never seen one like it. The stitching is all on the outside, leaving the shoe per fectly smooth inside, and very flexible. BDHDY'S SHOE STORE 43 Slain St, St. Jobnabury, Vt, C. B. WEEKS, Manager. DM CO ROB'TM. READ. r I lm tm O (M. D., Harvard, 187G.) SPECIALIST - DISEASES OF RECTUM. 17S Tremont Street, Boston.' t," 1 Vomuluuon. rm . DM. uiuce uours: 11 to 4 o'clock. Sundays FISTULA ana uauuayi excepted ainst which there are outstanding de mand liabilities amountingto $615,307, 240, leaving a net cash balance of $215, 810,622. The receipts for the month ag gregated $33 012.943, and the expendi tures $44,314,062. Tbis deficit otover $11,000,000 is caused by the increased expenditures on account of war. The post office at Montpelier was en tered by burglars last Wedn sday morn ing. Nothing of value has been missed. Murse, Uoston, Mass. Sat rnrtm with excellent I Ureensburg, fa. CO., Hartford, Ct. A Positive Assurance of merit goes with all gar ments that we make. You can rest assured that they are all we claim for them and more too. Dre too. j in want of a C light overcoat T If you are new suit or light or anything in our line, call at once and we can do bet ter for you than later in the season. 'A. M. GOODRICH, Tailor. CORBETT, 2.21 1-2. This promising son of Cobden, 2.2814 will stand for service at my stable until June 15 for $25 to Warrant. Corbett stands lSVi.weighslOOO pounds, is a handsome chestnut and has appeared on many oi the leading miletracksof New England. At Dover, N. H., Oct. 10. 1897, he finished second in a hotly contested race, making the mile in 2.124. He has shown a 2 04 clip on several occasions and is undoubted ly the fastest and best horse in Vermont. Some of bis colts al ready show great promise of speed. H. E. MOORE, 17 l-a Main St., St. Jobnabury. Vt. Artificial Hnman Eyes AiitaiLLOYDMo. 323 Washington Street, Odd. Old Soiiti (Mel, Boston Back from market with all the Latest Novelties In Millinery, Sure to please the ladies. Nothing out of date. Ilnla and Bonnets In Tnstf Designs. Trimmed In nrd.. In Vin mnat r.Utnakl. styles and with artistic workmanship. MRS. A. M. STANTON, Main St., St. Jobnabury. In order to get a Connecticut Mutual Dividend yon must have a Connecticut Mutual Policy The Connecticut Mutual Life Insur ance Company of Hartford, Connecticut, returns to its policy-holders more per $100 of premiums than any other Com pany in America. I. D, Bemls, - a . Specinl Agent. East Burke, Vt. C. R. LYNCH, HonseFmsli.TnriiiiiE s Moniainis. 8TAIR WORK K SPECIALTY. Dealer in Sash, Doors and Blinds, Shop in Hooker's Building, Mill Street, . 8t. Johnsbury, Vt. llllll