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i hi . IM front a x , (ix? COMMENCED AUG. 8, 137. 8T. JOHNSBURY. VERMONT WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1898. VOL. LXI-NO. 3203 It s a short story but full of interest to the Lidies of St J hnsburv and vicinity. TOO MANY CLOAKS ana tne season for profits is over. The warm weather of September and Ootober did it. but what is our loss will M your gain, home will remember the cloak sale of last season and the low prices and great values we gave you then, l his year we have marked the garments so low that the sale will be a short one as they will soon be gone and we can give our attention to other goods. Every garment in our elegant stock will be included in this sale. This is the way we propose to mark them: . Ladies' Jackets that are worth trom $8 00 to $10.00. all this season's goods and very stylish, made of good materials and in manv crises lined throughout, will be mar " ked $4.98 Ladies' Jackets that fc.ld this season from SI 9 00 to $22 50 will be marked $12.98 They h re the best ones we have and are per'ect in fit. and made from the best cloths and by the , best artisans in the cloak busi ness. All are satin or heavy tat feta silk lined. Remember the price $12.98 The balance of the LHie' Jackets will be marked $2 98 and any J icket in the lot is well worth '$6 00. Renumber the price will be $2.98 As with all our sales, we will have will be the best money can buy, as we si lucganu.iiia ore ticrc. THE BROOKS-TYLER DRY Phyalciana J.M.ALLEN, M. D., . , , MfL' I M.I8T' Surgical and GynBo.. logical Disease. Ilonn, 89, 12, 78 Sunday. 123. O ce at realdenc-. o 34 Kallroad street, St. Johnsbury Vt Telephone No. 62 3. WALTER J. ALDRICH, M D , Special Aiiemtaa Rirra Obalciric. mmd Uiaiaaea ' VlanirB. Office in Pythian Bli.ck. keMdcuce. 7 Cherry Street. Telephone Connection. DR. MAURICE F. PILCRIM, OccMllalaatl Aaiiat, Warren Chambers. 419 Bujlston Street. Bo.ton, Mtn. OR. J. E. HARTSHORN, ecialixl Ere, Ear, Nm ad Threat. No. 49 Main St., St. Juhu.bury, Vt. E. H. ROSS.M D , Phraiciaa aad Margvaa. Office and residence, Main Street. Telephone connection C. A. CRAMTON, M. D. Paralciaa aad Margrua. Kar, Nef Thraal aad tknl a apeelaliy. Office, 29 Main St. Residence, St. Johns bary House. Office Hours 9 to 10 a. ra 1 to 3 and 7 to 8 p. m. Telephone at office and residence Night call, telephoned from office to residence. E. W. HITCHCOCK, M. D. Phraiciaa aad Margraa. Office Honrs until 9 a. m.: 1 to 3 and 7 to 8 p. tn. 108 Railroad 8treet, 8t. Johnsbury. Vt DR. H. BUSS. Veleriaarr area. Graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College. Office 66 Main Street ANN C. M ART N, M. D. Stpecialile. Massape, Bath., Electricity, Chiropody Manicuring and Dermatology. 18 Church, Cor. Summer St.. St. Johnsbury. Sncceasiul In nervous disease., Tumors, and a host of chronic conditions. I ruined Nurses. MRS. DOROTHY CHOATE, General Nursing. Fa.snmpslc, Vermont. MISS ALICE BAKER, Graduates of the Providence, K. 1., Hospital. 28 Clin Street. St. Johnsbury, Vt. Attorney. LOUIS M. LEMERISE, Attorney al Law, 65 Railroad Street. St Johnsbury, Vt. WENDELL P. STAFFORD, Altoraey al Law, Bank Block, over Pout Office, St. Johnsbury. BATES, MAY A SIMONDS, Atiarner al Law, 89 Eastern Are. . t. lohnsbury. FARNHAM A PORTER, Aitorueya-m-Law. Collections a specialty. Railroad Street, 8t Johnsbury, Vt. DUNNETT A SLACK. Alioraeya at Law, Bank Block, St Johnsbury, Vt ALBERT PERLEY, Aitraeyat-Law. A CLOAK AND WHAT IT MEANS TO YOU Ladies1 Jackets that are marked trom $10 00 to $16 50 will be marked $7 49 Most of these are satin or silk lined. The cloths are of the best Kersey, Cheyiot and Boucle makes with new sleeves. High or low collars, and very cheap at the former prices. Remember these will be $7.49 Ladies Capes all good styles and useless to sacrifice on, but we do not wish to carry them over and they must go. You can buy a $4 00 one for '$198 " ' " a 5 50 " " 2 98 " " " an 8 5' " " 5 00 " " a 13 50 7 50 exactly whst we advertise, and no keep nothing else. Sale to commence BUSINESS DIRECTORS. Insurance Agents. MOORE & CO , " tire, ad AcUaTeai U.ara.ee," tcam Boiler, I 'late t;ia-. blrvutor and Em ployer' Li thility Insurance. Dealers ia Caal. 32 Ba.tcrn Ave., St. Johnsbury, Vt. RICKABY A CO., Fire, Lire, Arrideal aad Plat Claas laaaraacr. Krai Katuie. NO Eastern Avenue, St. lohiiHiiurv, Vt. THE VERMONT MUTUAL FIRE IN SURANCE CO. The Best. W. C. LEWIS. Agent. t Inhnsharv. Vermont CRAWFORD RANNEY, Fire, l.ife aad Accidral laaurancc. 'Tthian Bulletin. St. Johnshurv. Vt Dentists. DR. T. J. WALSH, Drnlial. Crown and Bridge Work a Specialty. 69 Railroad Street, St Johnsbury, Vt. DR. J. L. PERKINS, Ueaiiai. irner Main Street anil Ba.tern Avenue DR. C. F. CHENEY, Deaiitt, Pythian Building, St. Johnsbury. R. W. WARNER, Muraraa Dentist. -ltixens Bank Building, St. Johnsbury, Vt Dr. C. H Mason's Cancer Cure can be had this office. Machinists. LYMAN S. HOOKER -olldts Machine Job Work. Light ma hlnery and model work a specialty. MILL ST.. ST JOHNSBURY. VT. O. V. HOOKER A SON, (Maebiniau. Plnng and Steam Engine Repairing. M'J.'s Bsard M la. Jobbing a specialty Mill Street. St. lolmfbury. Vt. Musical. PROF. C. W. PICKELLS. Leasoaa in Mlnging, Pinna, Organ, and llnrniony. The Burton House or St. Andrew's Parish Roum. St. Johnsbury, .... Vermont. CEO. C. FELCH, Pianafarir Tuning aad Krgulaliag. t Cherry Street. St. Johnsbury. Vt ANNIE B. DANIELS, Graduate Taning Department New Englnnd lionarrvalary. 'tanos and Organs tuned and repaired M Main Street. St lohnsburv Orders left with B. Frank Harris will re ceive prompt attention MtscellHuemiH. SURVEYOR AND CIVIL ENGINEER. J. .11. PKRI1A.M, . It. Drafting office, Scale works, t. Tohnsliurv. Vermont. LAMBERT PACKARD, Architect, Plans And Specifications furnished on appli cation. Pythian Building, St. Johnsbury, Vt. C. F. CIBBS, l Paddock Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt. '.ul Flowers and FUral Dttalgns For sale at all seasons of the year on short notice For Invnediate attention order by telegraph, telephone or special delivery, SALE 7f Children's Jackets We have had many compli ments on our supurh line of Chil dren's Jickets. The low prices on such stylish goods has been a marvel to many. We offer you what is left at less than they cost the manufacturer. Children's Cretchens Too many W the verdict. So we have made up four lots and will sell them as 'ollows: -For the best ones we ask $4 50 " '. 4 50 to 6 00 ones, 3 50 " " 3 50 to 4 50 " 2 50 " balance 1 50 Infant's Long Cloaks made of soft eiderdown and handsomely trimmed with fur and braid, at about ONE HALF former prices. You should see them. matter what the orice will be the cooda .Wednesday morning and last as long ' GOODS CO. o o OCOUGHI O COUGH I 6 COUGHI Q I'oo can if ynn want to, rather than have it cured ia a tew day a by using O DR-SIAS Cough Syrup. It works like magic. d No cure, no pay, O For Sale By Your Dealer. Prepared by J W. B. EASTMAN, Q Reliable Pharmacist, . Johaibury, Vermont NEW ADS. THIS WEEK. Girl Wa ited. Dog Lost Bartlett. Notice W. A. Ricker. Annual Vdlage Meeting. Summer Street Laundry. A Long Tialn Walker'.. Jacket Sale--Broo s-Tyler. Mark Down ! ale Ritchie'.. Pre., of Vc Ellen K. Pike's Est. Good Work-Stundard Photo Co. Pres. of Ace O.rO. N. Brown's Est. Calendar lor 1899 -Carroll S. Page. Prohatr ol Will John B. Dana's -.t. Com N tee H D. McKlndley's Est. Cloaks and Fur. Lougee Bros. & Smythe. FRATERNITY MEET1NQS. Palestine Commsndery, No. S, K. T. The next Stated Conclave of Palestine Commnndery occurs Tuesday evening, Dec- em oer xi Dblos M Bacon, Recorder. PBKLBV P. HAZRN, Commander. Knights o! Pythias. Regular convention of Ap.illo Lodge No. 3 Tuesday nigni Jlinnary o Chas P. Varnbt, C. C RoLPR COHLKIOH K H. S For the Briiish Maseam. The Btltlch Mucum at London is anxious to make a collection of the ephemeral 11 era lure ol (he Spanish America" war such as pntri tic nninphl t", brodslde, proclama i...na. r t-rutinir us eri. fins rnvilnocH. etc. Any having uch and deairli-g to donate them to th gi-euuat museum in the world mnv send or bring them to the Caledonian office and the will be promptly forwarded to the secretary cfthe Hritisn Museum. ANNUAL MEETING. The annual meeting of the corporators of . . . . . n..Ml ...ill h. trie PafUmpH' UVIHK'' liuim win u7 iiviu nt the mom 01 inc umm, ncuucujr,ju. n, man O rtVlmLt V. M W 8. Boynton, Secretary December 20, 1808. LOCAL OATHERINQS. J. B. Lynch oiene I a dancing school in the Armory last Wednesday evening. The annual, yillfige meeting occurs next Wednesday , Jan. 4. There has been no change J-n the list of officers as nominated at the caucus. The merchants report a splendid Christmas trade And an unusually large one. Un Lhri8troas day the mercury was hardly below freezing. 4 As will be sen by our advertising coiumns W. G. Bartl. tt of Harvey has lost a valuable hound. The dog escaped from the Poultry how. She is a very valuable specimen The Caledonian prints this week the annual summary J'of the news of 1898 and it will be found very valuable for reference. Better save this week's copy of the paper for (utare reference. Georije W. Young has returned from Massachusetts ana taken the agency lor Vermont ol a new roller screen which is just being put on the market. The screen has many desirable features that will commend it ttj the housewife. The Cnttaue JHote-1 chancer hnnrla last Wednesday ad Landlord Lindsay retired and R. B Flint, owner of the property,' assumed the management Mr. Lindsay has not decided what to do yet, but may go to Woodsville for the winter. There regular January meeting of the Woman's Club will be held al Pythian ball, Monday, January 2, at 3 o'clock. The programme : tor the afternoon is under the direction of the domestic science commitue; Executive Board meeting at 2 o'clock. The gradual escape of coal gas at the Museum one day last week almost asphyxiated the two lady curators and alter they left the building both were ill (or several days. The workmen discov' ered the chimney 'nil of mortar, which caused the escape of the poisonous gas into the building. ,' Mr. and Mrs. Tohn W. Titcomb had a narrow escape from a serious accident one day last week the breaking of a bolt in their sleigh, They were thrown into a snow bank and the, horse ran with tlieshatts fro n ttie Hatchery down to the village. It r rse received slight in- jnricAli'Otn ttM.sbVtfW. . - The Junior Order of American Me chanics dedicate their new ball on the third floor of the Bank block on Satur day evening with a dance. A short con cert will be given bv the Orchestral Club from 8 to 8 30 followed by dancing until 1899. Admission 50 cents; ladies ac companied by gentlemen f lee. The Caledonian has been asked by the state board ot agriculture to print the following: ''It isrumored thatcattle are coming into tl e state without regard to our quarantine regulations. This matter will be carefully looked after by the commission and the law enforced. Also the rules and regulations may be of benefit to some." A Home Wedding. The wedding of Miss Lottie May Holder and Clinton Eugene Day occurred lust Saturday at the home of the bride's parents on Cliff street. The simple cere mony ws performed by Rev. G. C. Wa terman, before a lew near relatives, after which a delicious Christmas dinner was served. The bridal party consisted of the bride and groom, Peter Parks as best man and Miss Annie Mclver as bridesmaid. Many useful and ornament al gilts were received. At five o'clock the happy couple If It lor a short wedding trip, returning Monijay morning. They will be at home to their friends at No. 15 Cliff street. The bride is the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James H. Holder and has many warm Iriends among the young people of the town as she was always connected with their social pleasures. The groom is an employe in the pattern room at the scale shops, where he has been for the past three years. He is popular with his shopmates and has ninny friends amoug the young people The happy couple have the best wishes of a large circle ol irtends. The New Laboratory. Dr. J. H. Linslcy, director of the new bacteriological laboratory, issues the fol lowing invitation to a public opening of the institution: The Bacteriological Laboratory es tablished by act of the last General Assembly will commence active work on the first ol Janunry next. While visitors from any and all parts of the state ure welcome to inspect the laboratory at any time, the State Board ol Health has thought best to designate some special dnv on which they would meet the people of the state in the Laboratory A cordial invitation is therefore extended to the citizens of t lie state of both sexes lorPiirlav, Dec. 30' h, al any time be tween 10 a. m. anil 1U p. m. The direc tor ot the laboratory and his assistants will explain the work it is intended to do, the methods of investigation and any other mutters that maybe of inter est to the public generally in this counec tton. CHRISTIAS SUNDAY. At tha South Church. Christmas was observed in an appro priate way at the South church Sunday both morning and evening. In the morn ing the chorus choir rendered special music and was assisted by J. D. Par tridge, violinist. The pastor chose for his text the words, "Born this day", and from them preached a very instructive Christmas sermon. The evening service was devoted to the little folks and was passed with recitations and music. The chorus choir gave several beautiful selec tions and their work showed much pa tient training both on part oi the chorus and instructor. The decorations con sisted of two very pretty evergreen trees placed in the pu'pit. At the North Church. The pulpit ot the church was decorated with evergreen trees and all the services of the day were well attended. In the morning the choir gave Dudley Buck's cantata, "The Coming ol the King." which was well rendered and greatly ap preciated by the audience. The pastor preached a strong sermon on "Christ, the Word." In the evening the Sunday school gave their annual concert, con sisting of music, recitations and a recital by' Mrs. Anna Spencer Frost. At the conclusion of a most f uccrssiul concert 61 gilt books were distributed to as many children for faithlul attendance upon the preaching service during the year. On Monday evfning the young folks gathered in the chapel lor a tree. The superintendent, J. W. Sank, made an ex cellent Santa Gnus, and all the children were generously lemetnbered with pres ents, candy and oranges. Oracc Methodist Church. At this church there were two large trees loaded with presents, large and small, in front of which sat an eager company ot children and others, last Saturday evening. The exeicises were bgun with ''Prulse God from whom all blessings flow," and alter prayer by the pnstor, Superintendent Bailey mae a brief addie.-sol welcome and introduced W. W. S. Browne, who pleased the children and their friends with some selections on the graphophone. Then came the distribution ol presents. There was an interruption in the programme ol a pleasant character, elsewhere more fully described, in thegif'tof a typewriter and Horrock's roll top desk to the p istor. The pastor's family were gener ously remembered by their friends. The Sunday services were ol a Christ mas character and were attended bv a large congregati'd.""The music by the organist and choir whs unusually good and the compliments p.dd them were not lew. The pastor preached trom John 1 : 14; "And the Word was made fL-sh and dwelt among u." In the evening Mrs. Marshall and her children gave one of their b-st concerts The children and their teacher have reason to be pleased with their efforts. Superintendent Bailey was in charge. 1 At St. Andrew's The Christmastide t-ervice for the Sun day school was held at the church Satur day afternoon at 4 30 o'clock, and con sisted of a few carols and a Christmas tree. It the ahsence of the rector, W. P. Stufford brii fly addressed the children, after which lollowed the distribution of gitts. Sunday morning the usual service was held including the communion service, and eve ing prayer at 5 p. m. Special Christmas music was rendered at both services, and Rev. Loren Webster ol Hulderness, N. H officiated, preaching two excellent sermons appropriate to the day. At the Free Baptist Church. The Free Baptist Sunday school had two Christmas trees set up in the vestry which were very prttily decorated and well covered with presents lor the schol ars and their friends. These were distrib uted Saturday evening and many young hearts made glad. The pnstor and bis wife were generously remembered. The Christmas concert by this school and the church choir on Sunday evening was lully up to the usual standard. The opening anthem was rendered by the choir which also assisted tn the choruses by the school. Scripture was read by Supt. D. M. Badger, prayer offered bv the pastor, who also made a short address. A selection for two violins was pluyed by Miss Wellloot and Ella Steven son with organ accompaniment by Ellen Badger ; songs were sung very prettily by Laura Fenno and Walter Farr, duett by Ella Stevenson and Gladys Davis. Reci tations were given by Laura Famham, Lucv Farr, Mamie Keys, Daisy Cooler, Lillian bwiiser. Annie Burhank, Fairy Skinner, Ralph Snith. Walter Farr. Har old Burhank. Vernie Wright. Harold Walker, Frank Keyes, John Fnrnham, ueorge Hill nnd Levi UrHy. All theexer cises showed cnrciul preparation and were appropnete and interesting. At the Uulvers.llst church. At the Church ol the MesMuh Christ mas was simply but imprei-sivelv observ ed. The festivities began on Saturday evening with the rendition of "Mother Goose s Christinas Banquet by the Sun day school, Mrs E E. Piper doing as Mother Goose, assisted by many of the children in the numerous and familiar Mother Goose characters. Callias San born was a most successful Santa Gnus and Old King Cole, with his fiddlers three, was present in the merry person ol B. E. Evans. Two trees were laden with presents which were distributed to the great delight of all. Oil Sunday morning the church was tastily decorated with Christmas greens, and an appropriate service was rendered, with a sermon upon "The Gospel ol Christmas." The musical numbers were especially good. Sunday night the Sun dav school gave its annual Christmas concert and well sustained its excellent reputation in such affairs. The puftur. Rev. Harry Lawrence Vrazey, also attended the Christmas ex ercises at the Centre on Fndav night. where he was presented with a hand some watch-chain, and at West Concord on Monday night, where a purse of money was given him in token of the esteem in which he is held by the people of that pari-h. At the Baptist Church. The Christmas lestivuies at the Bap tist church Suurdav evening were wed attended and much enjoyed by all pes- ent. Tl e large tree was filled to reple tion with beautiful gilts and the pastor and wile were not forgotten bv their people on this occasion. The exercises consisted of recitations, vocal and instru mental music and a brief and interesting talk by the pastor. 1 he Sunday morning services are spo ken ot as of a high order, while the sacred ' concert given by the Sunday school was highly praised by the large audience present. At St Aloyslus Church. ' Chn's'm is services comiiiCi ced shortly after 12 o'clock S.iturdm night by a high mass, with the pastor, Rev. J A. Lynch, as celebrant. At this service was heard tor the first time the melodous tones from the beuutitul new organ recently placed in the church by the celebrated organ builder, Hutchins of Boston. It was much enjoyed bv all pre-ent. The organist, Misx Lillian Ryan, handled the large organ with ease and grace and proved to all present her ability as an organist. Batt man's mass was sung by the choir and was interspetsr-d with sev eral-pleasing solos. The soloists. Miss Kate Lasev, Miss Mamie Koach, uerge Oliver and Ray Trainor taking their pans most acceptably. At the a o clock service the boys choir had charge of the musical part ol the services and. although it was their first attempt, they did exceet inglv well. The 10 o clock service was a high mass and the pastor preached a strong ser mon fitting to the occasion. The music was the same as that given at midnight. In the Htternoon at 4, o'cluck vespers and benediction followed. The church w.is very prettilydccorated with potted plants, evergreen and holly and at the leu ol the altar was n nicelv arranged crib representing the stable fit Bethlehem with our Saviour as the child Jesus. A Surprised Pastor. During the Christmas exercises at Grace Methodist church, last Saturday evening, an incident occurred which was not on the programme, but which gave much pleasure to the host of friends of the popu'ar pastor of that church, and was an evidence of the firm hold he has on the hearts of the people ot St. Johns bury, tiotttoi hirown cultures tlion jtrid the community at large. In the midst oi the distribution of presents, the com pany was startled by a loud knocking at the door, and wnen it was opened an elegant Horrock's roll-top desk contain ing the latest model of Doiismiire type writer was rolled into the room. H.N. Turner arose and invited Mr. Tyrie to step forward, and then, in a brief, bright appropriate sp.ech presented the desk and typewriter to him as a token of the esteem and good will of the many friends he had made in St. johnsbury. The sur prise was so complete and the gilts and kind words so generous, that Mr. Tyrie's feelings overcame him and he was able only to make the briefest response. Eviryone greatly enjoyed the occasion and all interested and those who con tributed may be sure that the recipient is deeply grateful An Evening Wedding. Miss Jennie Sttvenson and George Wilkie wete united in marriage at the borne of the bride last Wednesday even ing before a large number of invited guests. The ceremony was perlormed by Rev. G. C. Waterman and wus a very impressive service, ine Dndai party consisted of the bride and groom and the bridesmaid and best man, brother nnd sister of the groom. Many valuable and beautiful presents were received and the company departed wishing the young people many years of happiness. The bride and groom left that evening for Sherbrooke for a short wedding trip after which they will reside in Concord, N. H. The Post Office Question. The Vtrmont delegation in congress, being unable to agree on the candidates for postmaster, L. D. Hazen and W. W, Sprague have decided to open the ques tion again and leave it for the patrons of the office to select theircandidate. At nn early date the delegation will an nounce the plan, and this means that new petitions will be presented to the patrons ol the office and the old petitions will be null and void. It ought not to take long to canvass this village and it looks now as if we slioul l have n republican post master in St. Johnsbury early in 1899. Walton's Register. This valuable compendium for 1899 has just been issued and is on sale at the bookstores for 25 cents, or will be sent postpaid by addressing the Walton Reg ister Company, Burlington, Vt. The calendar, pages for dnily memoranda, lists ol United States and state officials, officers of various state associations and societies, in addition to the business di rectory and list of officers tor every town iu the state brought lully up-to-date, ap pear as usual. A new feature is a sum mary of the war revenue tuxes. Among the Churches Sunday Evening Lectures. "Portraits and Sketches ol Men, Wo men and Events," is the general title of a new course of Sundayevening lectures to be given by Rev. Mr. Tvrie at Grace Methodist church. Below is the list of topics: Jan 1. The Rose or Moab Gleaning In the Hurley Held. . Samson, the nanny Tempered Hercules The Tlshbite's Brave Chaltenee. A Great Captain and His Captive. Pehiirah. the Ju ee and Obieitaln. The Swineherd of Galilee The vp .lioo Hebron: Politician. The F.riner Soldi. r of uphrtth Ab'gail, the fair wi'c ot a k hurl. The Buih that nuraee. and Was nut Consumed. The Hero of Bphralm and hi. Deeds. The Governor and his Reform.. Had as ar, the Patrlutic Queen. Bastrr Concert. A Bright Beginning and a 6ad Enoinn. The iright Side of a Minister's Life. Farewell Lecture. 8. 18. 23 2 S. lii. 19. 26. S. Jan. Jan. Jan. Feb. Peb. Feb. Feb. Mar. Mar. 12. Mar, 10. Mar. 20. Apr. 2. Apr. 9. Apr. 16. The Bible school at the Railroad Street Baptist church chose the following offi cers at its annual meeting Inst Sunday: Superintendent, Charles A. Chadbourne; assistant superintendent, Harry E. Har vty; tecretary, Miss Ella Hicks; treas urer, Miss Alice Clark; librarian. Miss Isabel Henderson. The treasurer of the chnrch said to a correspondent Monday evening, that if he had $25 more he thought that he could pay ail hills against the society to the end ot the year. Pastor and people exttnd their h art v thanks to ull who have made such improvements and re sults possible and hope that those who h.ive not responded will do so at once so that i hev muy close the year free from any debt. The monthly business meet ing will occur on Wednesday evening and the annual business minting on Friday evening this week. A large attendance at both these meetings is desired as mem bers are to be receivtd and other impor tant business taken under consideration. Subject of sermon next Sunday morn ing will be "Moses' Pruyt-r," a New Y ar's discourse In the evening, "The Publican's Conversion." It is expected that the choir at the evening service will be assisted by a cornet player. Sittings tne with a cordial welcome to all. The week of prayer will be ohst-rved with a devotional service oneuchevening but Saturday. First Church ot Christ. Scientist, Odd Fellows' block, Sunday morning rervices at 10 45; subject, "God." Sunday school after the morning services. Wed nesday evening meeting at 7 30. Miss Hill of Laconia, N. H., who travels with the Boston Star Concert Co., will sing at the North ' church Sunriny morning, tn theeven'ing4 the choir will give a inusieale, repeating Dudley Ruck's cantata, "The Coming of the King," which was given on Christmas morning. The annual reunion and roll call of the South church will be held on Wehncsday, Jan. 4, at 7 p. m. Theaunual meetingof theNorthchurch occurs on Wednesday evening, Jan. 4. Supp-rwill be served at 6 30. lollowed by roll-call and election of officers. At the annual meeting ol the Church ol the Messiah these officers were elected : Moderator, A. W. Roberts! clerk, John L. Couch; treasurer, F. L. Rice; trusses, Frank Hooker, F.A.Scott. Collins San born; collector, Carleton Fetch. Next Sunday morning's sermon topic at the Chur;h of the Messiah will be "Renewing the Kingdom." County Court. The case ot Joseph Boucher vs. E. & T. Fairbanks & Co. which was begun last week Monday atternoon, has occupied the time of the court since then and prom ises to extend through the greater part ol this week. The plan announced last week to take recess ot court over Christmas and New Years was given up on account of this case. I he jurymen on tne present panel were excused last Thursday uniil Tues day, January 3. The Boucher case is one of the hardest fought cases that have been ttied herefor several years. The principal question at issue is as to how the plaintiff received the injury complaiped of. The plaintiffs evidence is to the tflect that he was employed in the scale factory foundry wheeling iron to an elevator and taking it upon the elevator to the fcaffold to be melted for casting. That while on the way up, the elevator sud denly stopped, throwing him down and in such a position tl at as it suddenly started again he was caught between the elevator platform and a beam on the side of the elevator pit. This side ol the pit was not boarded up on the inside. This claim is based substantially on the plaintiff s own testimony. ' The medical tertimony on this side of the case is to the fleet that the iujurns received by the plaintiff have prevented his working since he was hurt, and that his ultimate recovery is doubtful. The ground taken by the defendant company and as substantiated by the evidence introduced in the de'ence is, that a ti-llow-workman, Richard Nichols, dropped a knile under the elevator and while ascending, Boucher looked over the edge ol the platlorm to see it he could locate the kui c and lorgot about the projecting beam above until his head and arm came in contact with it; that, had the plaintiff been attending simply to his work, the accident never would have oc curred. Considerable evidence has been introduced tending to show that this was substantially the story told by Boucher himself until some time alter the accident. The knife story is also testified to by Richard Nichols.