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THE ST. JOHNSBURY CALEDONIAK, MARCH 1, 1899.
2 PCBLISHBD EVERY WBDNSSDAV BY THE CALEDONIAN COMPANY, ARTHUR F. STONE, Editor and Publisher. Pythian Building, St. Johnsbury, Vermont Entered at the St. Johnsbury pout office o econd-clasn mail matter TERMS OF THE CALKDONIAN. One year to any address, $1 .f0 81 months, -J Three months, "J Clergymen in Caledonia county, $1.00 Receipt given on payment of subscription. List corrected once n month. ADVERTISING RATES. These advertising rates have been adopted by the Calhdonu.n and will be used until farther notice. Per inch per week, $1. Per month, $1.50. For three months, $3. For six months, $5. One year, $8. Discounts. To all advertisers using regu larly three Inches or more, 20 per cent dis count from the above rates. Advertisers nsing five inches or more regulnrly, 25 per cent discount. Local notices, wants, for sale, etc., 2 cents per word first Insertion. (These will be set tn reading matter type and givcH the best position in the paper.) Legal noti.es 10 cents a line, three insertions. Probate notices $2. SO each for three insertions. Dissolution, liberation and similar notices $1.00 each for three Insertions. Card ol thanks, 75 cents. Obituary poetry, 10 cents a line. Solid electrotypes only will be taken. We cannot use cuts with wood bases. THE CALEDONIAN CO. 1 in healing Chaps of all kinds, on the face, hands or Hps caused by exposure to wind and weather Is Rose Glycerine Lotion Prepared only at the Standard Drug Store, 109 Eastern Ave. Secretary Alger will not resign, but public opinion has forced him to give up bis $200,000 junket to Cuba. Even the congressmen who were invited to accompany him did not dare accept the invitation. The treasurer of the American Board, the great Congregationalist board of foreign missions, was happily surprised the other day by receiving from an unknown friend an envelope containing $10,000 in bills. The gentleman handed Treasurer Wiggin the envelope and immediately left the room. The Brattleboro Reformer wants Hon. Cbarles A. Prouty to make a fight for the senatorship on a plat form opposed to President McKin ley's Boston speech. Mr. Prouty is not accustomed to take his advice from a democratic paper and he is also shrewd enough not to oppose the leaders of bis own party. The great New York dailies have such hard work to fill their advertis ing columns that they often take questionable advertisements and run their chances for their pay. By the failure of the agent who handled advertisements for paste diamonds the Herald loses $5000, the Journal $10,000 and the World $8000. Speaker Reed's latest bon mot will be highly appreciated in New Eng land, and especially in Boston where Secretary Alger was hissed during his recent visit. Meeting Congress man Lacey of Iowa, the Secretary's double, he quickly said, "Lacey, you look so much like the secretary of war that you ought to be white washed." The Review of Reviews has sympathy with "the new type no of carpet bagger who grabs franchises in Cuba." The editor of the Review of Reviews may get hit back now that the head of the Harvey syndi cate of railroads in Cuba has bought the North American Review. Lol. Harvey is as aggressive with his pen as he is with his schemes of promotion there will be lively times ahead in the two great magazine offices. The Montpelier Daily Record was the only state paper who gave its readers a full account of the startling developments in connection with the Bradlord bank hearing, though there was a paper published in Bradford where the hearing was held. The daily sales of the Ricord showed how newspaper enterprise was ap preciated and when the trial is re sumed again the last of the week more interesting revelations mav be expected. Successiu Dewey not a Presidential Candidate. If the interview in the New York Journal is authenticthen thequestion of Dewey's presidential aspirations ouehttobe forever answered. The Journal prints the following state ment of his position from its Manila correspondent : "I would not accept n nomination lor the presidency ol the tinted States. 1 have no desire for any political office. I am unfitted for it, either id education or trainiiiL'. I am dreplv grateful lor many expressions of kindly sentiment from the American people, nut 1 desire to retire in peace to the enjoyment of my old age. The navy is one profession, politics is another. I am too old to learn a new prolession. I have no political associa tions, and my health would never stand the strnin of n canvass. I have been approached by politicians repeatedly, in one way or another, but I have re fused absolutely to consider any proposi tion whatsoever. This is final ! " Newspaper Notes. Vermont has another daily and it is the Rutland Evening News pub lished by Charles T. Fairfield. The first number is exceedingly newsy and the venture deserves success. Editor Tobin's paper, the Swanton Courier, passed its 23d birthday last week. During its existence it has always been owned by its genial and versatile editor nnd the Caledonian wishes for the Courier a long contin uance of the present proprietorship. Commenting on Mr. Sault's con nection with the Bennington Banner the Essex Record says, "J. Y. Sault has been steeped and dyed in Ver mont journalism, and knows the 'chosen people' as well if not better than other men in the newspaper field. Mr. Sault brings to the paper an extensive experience. He desires to make it one of the leading public ations in the state and here's to his success."' The Ludlow Tribune has increased its plant by the purchase of a Camp bell two-revolution press and a new motive power. Mr. Crane is follow ing well in the footsteps of his father and issues every week a splendid paper. Boston in the Snowstorm. ( From our regular correspondent. ) The question of the day here today, Feb. I t, '99, seems to be not, "Have you received a valentine?" but "Did you manage to get home last night ?" A more beautiful valentine ran hardly be imagined than the shimmering white mantle which this morning enveloped the earth. Drift upon drift it was piled up, hiding, for a time, all the blemishes of the city. But I fear that last night few people were able to think of the beauty, for the inconvenience was a subject that ap pealed most stronglv to the multitudes, especially the poor suburbanites. Your correspondent arrived at the railway station after plowing for sev eral blocks through the snowbanks in the middle of the road, even at that lime, 5 p. m., as that was the only available place for pedestrians as well as horses and cars, to find thnt no train had left the station since the early after noon, nor was one likely to leave for the present. A large company, ever increasing in size, and perfectly good-natured,crowded nto the little up-town station. Those who couldn't get in paced the platform outside. At length a sound of a puffing, panting locomotive was heard. There was a sudden rush for the platform, a distinct feeling that the worst was past and we should see our dear homes again ; evrry one took position for n speedy jump only to find that the cause of it till was a lone engine sent to relieve a stalled, in-coming train. Before long several trains came by which had been blocked each headed by two, three or four powerful engines, but no out going train arrived. At length, alter nearly two hours of weary waiting the official announce ment came, "There will be no train sent out for two hours, at least," The worst part of this message was the hopeless "at least." We felt as if it might as well have read, "No traiii will leavethestation tonight." Then faces assumed n thoughtful look as the perplexed would-be-passengers tried to think out the best plan for the night. Your correspondent was so favored as to huvc friends not lar away whocngerly extended to her their hospitalities, but many, alas! were not so fortunate. There was a rush for the hotels, and belore eight o'clock every available bed, mattress, cot and blanket were engaged. Hundreds of people were turned away and forced to do the best they could somewhere else. Burnsted Hall, in Music Hall building, was utilized as a loiluinu nlaee. Mnnv business men were glad ot tin improvised pallet on their olhce Moors. Not a lew people were obliged to remain in the rail way stations, unit hundreds were loreed to stay hall-way between, anywhere, in storm bound trains or electric cars. To those who were able to make them- selvesronifortnble there was an excite nient in the unusualstateof things which made it far from distressing, and we who were so fortunate could well pity the others, and send up a prayer lor those wno were homeless or out upon the sens in ships, Today the sun wns brightly shining as if it would sav. "I don't know what you are all talking about. I remember no storm," nnd shed its beams with more kindly warmth than it has vouch safed us for many a day. It set thesnow banks to shimmering and sparkling in the sun, helped the weary shovellers with its melting beams, and generally behaved as good suns should. The local trains have been running today, though the long-distance ones ufc, for the most part, awaiting a more propitious occasion to start. The ex press tracks are buried so deep in snow that one wonders how they are ever to be brought into view again. To one class of individuals the storm has been u god-send. The man who has been out of work so long could seize a shovel and pick and earn a day's wages and make himself very useful in clearing the sidewalks. The small boy.too.couies in for a shareof the work and the profits thereof. Ilefore light the doorbells be gan to ring and the question followed the appearance of the maid at the door, "Do you want your puths shovelled ?" and the bells kept on jingling as long as daylight lasted. It made one a decided optimist to see how much good lay in a 6cemingevil, and to see how many men and boys there were who were willing and anxious to work ! But I think even the most optimistic person hopes that we shall not have such another storm for the remainder of the season at least. F. F. Boston, Feb. 14-, 1899. Kind Greetings from Dr. Fuller. A former principal of St. Johnsbury Academy lias written the editor such a kind letter that we are sure we are vio lating no confidence if we reprint it. Arthur F. Stone, Esq. In renewing my subscription to the Caledonian for the 2.Sth time allow me to express mygrutifiation withthe paper, its good material paper and type, its careful proof-rending, its excellent sum mary of general news, its interesting locals, its high moral tone. Several editors of weekly papers in the Middle and Central states, to whom I have shown copies of it have said, "It is the best local weekly I have ever seen." We have been specially interested in the recent account ol the 25th anniversary of Rev, Dr. Fairbanks' pastorate at the South church and in the tidings of the accession ol $10,000 to the resources of the Academy. May the latter item be repeated many tin.es .' The graduates and former students of the Academy are everywhere doing credit to their school and to themselves. 1 meet some ot them at every turn of my rambles over the country. lours sincerely, Homer T. Fuller. Springfield Missouri, Feb. 21, "99. VERHONTER'S NOTABLE CAREER. Col. Harvey, formerly of Peacham, now the Proprietor of one of the Great Magazines. Col. George B. M. Harvey has bought the North American Review from General Lloyd S. Hryce according to the New York Journal which says that the price is reported at $225,000. Mr. Harvey took possession of the property Monday and will assume editorial direction of the magazine with the May number. George U. McUclIan Harvey was born at Feacham on reb. 16, 1804-, ot Scotch descent. He was graduated trom the Caledonia County Grammar school of that town and began writing for local newspapers at the age of 15. When 18 years old he came to St. Johnsbury to work on the Caledonian and did excel lent work and even then gave promise ol a brilliant journalistic future. In 1882 he became a reporter on the Springfield Republican, where he remained for two years. He served in a similar capacity for one year on the staff of the Chicago Daily News. He went to New York and began work as a reporter on the World at the age of 21. During his connection with that newspaper he occupied various reportor inl and editorial positions, until at the age of 2G he was appointed managing editor, and one year later was made editor-in-chief. His health becoming impaired, he was compelled to resign in 1893. He soon afterward formed a business connection with William C. Whitney, which continued for two years. At the end of that time he began the development of electrical railroad and lighting properties in an independent capacity. His first work in this connec tion wns the construction of electrical railroads in Staten Island and the Atlantic Coast Electric railroad in Long Branch and Asbury Park. He is presi dent of the latter company and ot the Asbury Park & Sea Girt railroad com pany, is treasurer ot the Staten Island Ferry company und General American Reduction company nnd is vice president of the National-Salt company. Bought the Havana Railroads. In 1898 he lormed what became popu larly known as the Harvey syndicate nnd bought the street railroads ol Havana and other properties in the Island ol Cuba, to whose development he has since given a large amount of time. He obtained his title of colonel at the age of 21 by appointment as aide-de camp on the staff of Gov. Robert S. Green ol New Jersey. He was reappoint ed us chief of siaff by Gov. Leon Abbott and wns oflcred the same position by Gov. George T. Werts, but declined. hue a resident of New Jersey he was appointed the first Commissioner of Hanking and Insurance by Gov. Abbott for a period ot thiee years, but resigned at the end ot a lew months in order to give his entire lime to his editorinl work. hen he resigned trom the World he was ottered the position ot Consul General to Berlin bv President Cleveland, but deemed it unwise to leave the United States. He is vice president and the largest stockholder in Monmouth Trust and Safe Deposit company of Asbury I'ark, N. J., nnd of the Lake 1 rust com puny ol Lakewood, and a director ol the Audit company of New York and of the Mechanics and Traders Bunk. He is the chief owner of the Newark Daily Advertiser and president ol the company. He is vice president ol the Ocean County Hunt and Country club of Lakewood, and a member ol the follow ing clubs: Lotos, Luwvers' Reform Metropolitan, Manhattan, Colonial Roekawav Hunt, Ardslev, Knollwoor Westchester Golf, Harbor Hill Golf, Deal Goll, Parniaehenee, Democratic, Mon mouth, Sons of St. Patrick and the New England society. He married iu 1885 Alma A. Parker of Peacham. The Oreatnt American Review. The North American Review was estab lished in Muy, 1815, und began as a auarterlv. Its first editor was William Tudor, and In its general scope it was modelled on the Quarterly Review of London. Between 1815 and 1830 the Review was edited successively by Willard Phelps, Edward Everett and Jared Sparks. In 1817 it accepted and pub lished the most famous poem, "Tbana topsis" of William Cull.n Bryant, then but a youth. In 1830 Alexander II. Everett became editor, and for the six years that he was in charge, Longfellow, Prescott, Bancroft, and other distinguished writers were among the contributors. Dr. John G. Palfrey was the next editor, and during his incumbency Ralph Waldo Emerson was a frequent contributor. James Russell Lowell and Charles Eliot Norton assumed control in 186-1, and at that time its writers were the most eminent literary men in the country. In 1876 the number of issues per year was changed from four to six, and a little later the Review was made a monthly. Allen Thorndikc Rice became its owner, but died just after being ap pointed minister to Russia, and Gen. Bryce became the owner. A change iu the character of the Review has taken place in late years, and men famous in politics and war have been welcomed rather than men famous in literature alone. David A. Monroe, as president of the Noith American Review Publishing com pany, secured control of the Review in 1890. Col. Harvey says: "The policy cf the North American Review will be more poignant in the future. Its articles will be written by men of the hour. They will be popular in their character, while possessing at the same time dignity and weight. I expect to edit the magazine, and will follow the general lints laid down by a long list of illustrious prede cessors. There will be no change ot form or manner of review. There will be no political partisanship." Current Press Comment. The new editor and proprietor of the North American Review is likewise in control ol the principal street railways in Havana. He will thus have several strings to his trolley. Boston Herald. Lieut-Gov. Bates represented Vermont at the reunion and banquet of the Ver mont Veteran's association in Boston. That the state had in him a representa tive who bore the honors of the occasion with dignity and manliness is a fact be yond dispute. The lieuteuant-governor is every inch a man, deserving the honor and resnect of all high-minded citi zens. Essex Record. When you haven't anything else to do, plant a tree. Fifty walnut trees were recently sold in a Michigan town for $10,000. The black walnut is a rapid grower. A young farmer who sets out a score or'two of these trees in the waste corners or bad 6pots on his farm will live to sell them at a big figure enough to pay for his land. But thatisourtrouble. We don't look ahead. Burlington News. And so militiamen hissed Secretary Alger as he passed through Boston streets the other day, and in response to thequestion, "What's tbe matter with Alger?" there came a roar of "beef, beeM" And cheers for Gen. Miles were directed especially toward Alger. The whole country hisses Alger in a way, but truly gentle Boston should remember that Alger was there as a guest and guests have special rights and privileges. Rutland Herald. The information comes from Newport that Edward L. Nye, now a student at Dartmouth college, is soon to complete his course, when he will go to Washing ton to act as private secretary to Sena tor Ross, his uncle. The present secre tary to the senator will doubtless receive the appointment of minister to Dahomey by the time young Mr. Nye lands in Washington. Essex Record. "Take up the White Han's Burden.' "Here," said the clerk at the Worthy, handing a grip to the colored elevator bov. "Take up the white man s burden." Springfield, Mass, Homestead. "John dear," said the wife, "that last sonnet ot vours will get me a pair of shoes, the love lyric will buy my hat, the quatrain will get my gloves, and your obituary lines on Old Jinks will enable us to rem a carriage and attend his funeral. How happy we ought to be.' Atlanta Constitution. isuiauuuy is Better Than Show." The wealth of the multi millionaires is not equal to good health. Riches without health are a curse, and yet the rich, the middle classes and the poor alike have, in Hood's Sarsaparilla, a valuable as sistant in getting and main taining perfect health. It never disappoints, 8crofula-" Three years ago our son, now eleven, had a serious case of scrofula and erysipelas with dreadful sores, discharg ing nnd itching constantly. He could not walk. Several physicians did not help for sixteen months. Three months' treatment with Hood's SursnpnrMa made him per fectly well. Wc are glad to tell others of it." Mrs. David Laird, Ottawa, Kansas. 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There are three kinds of fast black Diamond Dyes, one for wool, one for cotton and mixed goods, and a third for silk and feathers. All of these dyes are specially prepared for home use and are guaranteed to make colors that will never fade or crock and that cannot be washed out in strong soapsuds. The reliability of the fast black Dia mond Dyes have given them the largest sale of all dyes. Be sure to get the Dia mond if you wish to color black, for no other dyes equal them in simplicity of use and fastness of color. The Question of Squirrel Inns. The Church Temperance society is about to realize its opportunity, we hope, in the establishment of a Squirrel Inn in the Bowery, where there will be the comforts of a club and the refresh ment afforded by a restaurant, all with out the accompaniment of liquor-selling. We admit that such inns are not likely to reclaim many drunkards. But is there any extraneous power that will reclaim many drunkards? We do believe, how ever, that Squirrel Inns will prevent drunkenness by keeping youth without inherited appetitea way from temptation. We hope, therefore, that the Squirrel Inn will have that immediate success which will encourage Bishop Potter and his associates, and we think that their ex periment will be all the surer of its re ward if they see to it that the joys of the inn are not too drab. It is not always a short road up to the intellectual joys of backgammon, and therefore backgammon kind of joy is not a good one for a sole dependence at a new Squirrel Inn. Harper's Weekly. How's This. We offer One Hundred Dollars Reward for any case of Catarrh that can not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Cure. F.J. CHENEY & CO., Props., Toledo, 0. We the undersigned, have known F. T. Cheney for the last 15 years, and believe him perfectly honorable in all business transactions and financially able to carry out any obligations make by their firm. West & Truax, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O. Walding, Kin'nan & Marvin, Whole sale Druggists, Toledo, Ohio. Hall's Catarrh Cureis taken internally, actingdirectly uponthe blood and mucous surfaces of the system. Price 75c. per bottle. Sold by all Druggists. Testi monials free. Hall's Family Pills are the best. ST. JOHNSBURY ACADEMY, St. Johnsbury, Vt. FIFTY-FIFTH YEAR. Classical and Liberal courses. Thorough and broad prep aration in tbe essentials of a good practical education. Deserving students may re ceive free room rent in the Academy dormitory. For catalogues and general information apply to D. Y. COMSTOCK, Principal. Beware of Imitations r Wvestewftire &) JOHN DUNCAN'S SONS, AoIltT NEW 3RK. Mclndoes Academy Mclndoe Falls, Vermont COLLEGE PREPARATORY ANE BUSINESS COURSES. SpriDg term begins March 7, 1899! Address the principal, UAWLTUJN D. MUWJi. A if Warm Subject! A TON OP OV1I.OHT ;oi:m with every ton ol cuul w hich leaves our urd. 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