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nt&n COMMENCED AUG. 8, 1837. ST. JOHNSBURY. VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14, 1899. VOL. LXI-NO. 3220 THE BROOKS-TYLER STORE. Fine Millinery ON SECOND FLOOR. TRIMMED HATS. We offer our entire Btock Trimmed Hats for Ladies, Misses and Children at less than cost of materials, Untrimmed Hats, Sailors, etc, Eibbons, Laces, Flowers. All at closing prices. We call speoial attention to our elegant assortment of Infants' Bonnets. We have them from 15c. tip. Materials for Art Needle Wort Ladies enjoy this department more in their leisure moments than at any other time. You may wish to take some such work on your vacation trip. Speoial prices offered this week on STAMPED LINENS, PILLOW COVERS, PICTURE FRAMES and all ART NOVELTIES. We are closing out a line worth oo, a skein, at I c. Hammock Pillow Covers, worth from 75c, to $1.00, special price, 50c. New Goods This Week. ORGANDIES, MUSLINS, Stripes and Checks. NEW WHITE PARASOLS. NEW GLOVES. NEW FANS. NEW HOSIERY. NEW UNDERWEAR. THE BROOKS-TYLER DRY GOODS COMPANY, Physicians. J. M.ALLEN, M. D.. SPECIALIST Surgical and Gynecological Diseases. Hours, 8-0, 12, 78. Sundays 123, Office ot residence no. 8-1 Railroad street, St. Johnsbury, Vt. Telephone No. 62-3. WALTER J. ALDRICH, M. D., Special Attention given to Obstetrics nnd Disease of Women. Office in Pythian Block. Residence, 7 Cherry Street. Telephone Connection. DR. J. E. HARTSHORN, MpecinlUi Etc, Ear, Nose and Throat. No. 29 Main St.. St. Johnsbury, Vt. E. H. ROSS.M. D., Physician and Nurgeon. Office and residence, 84 Main Street. Telephone connection C. A. CRAMTON, M. D. Ihysicinn nnd Murgeon. Er, Nose, Throat and Cheat n specialty. Office, 29 Main St. Residence, St. Johns bury House. Office Hours 9 to 10 a. m., 1 to 3 and 7 to 8 p. m. Telephone at office and residence. Night calls telephoned from office to residence. E. W. HITCHCOCK, M. D. Physician nnd sturgeon. Office Hours until 0 a. m. : 1 to 2 and 7 to 8 p. m. 105 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt. WEATHER RECORD. At Ulnglmm's Prog Store, for the week "ling Tunc 13, 1899. Highest Lowest Wednesday 84 1B Thursday 79 64 Friday 73 52 Saturday 07 43 Sunday 75 37 Monday 71 '40 Tuesday 86 7 SPECIAL MEETING. A special meeting of the Young Men'i v-iirlstlun Association, of St. Johnsbury, Vt. will be held at the Rooms of the Association, the 15th duy or June, at 7.30 o'clock to see If the Association will vote to I!! I present indebtedness bv mortgag Its property, known as Music Halt aud papers ' n "Kent t0 execute tllc necessary A. H. Barbour, President. St. Johnsbury, Vt., June 5th, A. D. 1899. of Richardson's Embroidery Silks, NEW ADS. THIS WEEK. House for Sale. Awnings for Sale. Machinists Wanted. "Imperial Limited." Health Food Geo. II. Cross. Closing Out Prices F. O. Clark. Straws are Ripe S. A. Moore & Co. Careful Service Standard Drug Store. St. Johnsbury Illustrated F. O. Clark. Bankruptcy Notice Charles O. Dcnison. You Don't Get Tired Williams Root Beer. Fine Millinery Brooks-Tyler Dry Goods Co, FRATERNITY MEETINQS. Palestine Commandery, No. S, K. T. The next Stated nnd annual Conclave will be held on May 23d. Perlbt F. Hazrn, Dittos M. Bacon, Commander. Recorder. . Knights of Pythias. Regular convention of Apollo Lodge No. 2 Tuesday night, June 20. J. C. Stbvbns, Chancellor Commander. J. M. Cubhman, Keeper of Records and Seal. East St. Johnsbury, Ilussell-Williniiis. William P. Russell nnd Miss Ruth Williams were married at Greensboro by Rev. r. D. Fisk, Wednesday, June 7. Saturday evening they gave a reception at their Lome in Kirby, which was largely attended bv friends and relatives from Kirby, Lyndon and St. Johnsbury, Mr. and Mrs. Russell have a host of friends who join in wishing them a long life of happiness and prosperity. Mis9 Nannie Drown has gone to Beech Bluff, Mass., to work for the season. Miss Mcrtie Graham has returned home for her summer vacation. Walter Lussell is on a business trip to Worcester. Mrs. Carrie Bartlett is stay ing with Mrs. Russell during his absence. Children's Day was observed Sunday morning at the Congregational church by singing and recitations by the child ren, Mrs. G. W. Patterson, Mrs. Severance, and Miss Mertie Graham are attending thf W. II. M. G. meeting at Barre. LOCAL GATHERINGS. An original widow's pension of $12 has been granted Mrs. Ellen H. Gile. -There will be a band concert on Rail road street park next Friday evening, weather permitting, E. & T. Fairbanks & Co. pay to morrow a quarterly dividend to stock holders of $4 a share. E. M. Harris has resigned from the police force and his resignation has been accepted by the trustees. Those interested are reminded of the adj'ourned meeting of the choral union to be held Monday evening, the 19th. The Woman's Christian Temper ance Union will serve a supper the even ing of June 27. Particulars will be given next week. There was a slight frost last Satur day night around town and in some places the cucumbers and squashes were slightly touched. The Academy reserves defeated the West Concord nine on the campus Tues day afternoon by a large number of scores, the game being very one sided. The promoters of the St. Johnsbury electric railroad have announced that there is no money to build electric rail roads so long as copper is where it is. The class of '93 will hold their re union and banquet at the Avenue House, Thursday evening, June 22, and the class ol '9G at the same place Friday evening the 23d, Tuesday and Wednesday the high mark for mercury was reached and it ranged from 85 to 90 in the shade. During the past two weeks little rain has fallen and a drought is imminent. The Boston cc Maine officials have made glad the hearts and pocket books of the telegraphers, train dispatchers and trainmen of this division by a sub stantial increase in their pay to take effect June 1st. Manager Steele of Swift & Co., is circulating an attractive booklet con taining a statement of last year's busi ness and giving many interesting points about the company and tbti-. extensive sales. Advertised letters for the weekending June 10, 1899: Cantin, Edward; Curtis, W. E. ; Gray, A. L. ; Lamb, John; Mc Rae, Angus; Castle, Miss Bertha; Hask ell, Mrs. Minnie Packard; Leonard, Irene L. ; Powel, Covina ; Smith, Miss Reta. The ladies of Green Mountain Lodge N. E. 0. P. will entertain the gentlemen at their meeting next Saturday evening with a literary programme and straw berry festival, strictly confined to mem bers aside from those taking part in the programme. The W. C. T. U. of this place are placing a library in the town house for the benefit of the inmates living there. If the good people of our town have any books, magazines, papers, or any good reading to contribute to this work please send to 53 Maiu street or to town house on town farm. The higher wages and improved out look in the manufacturing towns in the states are the causes of many Canadians coming to New England, which is caus ing the investigation officials' some un easiness. It is estimated that almost 20,000 persons, many of them French Canadians have crossed the line this season. The June Vermonter, just received, is of special interest to Masons. It gives a history of the Grand Lodge of Vermont with cuts of many of the officials, and of the Temple at Burlington. It also gives an illustrated article on "The Pacific Coast Association Native Sons of Ver mont." The location of the big Parrot gun which is soon to be placed in the court yard was surveyed for last week. The gun will be stationed on the east side of the monument and will add to the ap pearance of the yard. Quite a sum was raised on Memorial Day to help defray the expense of mounting it. The goods of the Arthur C. Randall drug store have been purchased by four St. Johnsbury druggists, W. B, Eastman, Frank. G. Laundry, Stiles Drug Co. and C. C. Bingham, with the understanding that there shall be one less drug store in St. Johnsbury. E. N. Randall is now trying to sell the fixtures of the store. Business Notes. Harry A. Belknap hns found that his optical business has increased so much that he has fitted up a room in the rear of his store solely for that purpose. A new attraction in his front store is a magnificent deer head from the animal he killed in Maine last fall. Geonrc F. Cheney, aiient for the Victor bicycles, announces a cut in 1899 wheels to $28 and has already sold several wheels at that low figure. Manager Snencer of the Fairbanks grocery store was in Bradford last week making arrangements to procure Brad ford strawberries this season. The store uses about fifteen crates a day during the season. THE VIADUCT QUESTION. The Benson for Opposing If. There is a growing sentiment among the thinking taxpayers of the town in opposition to the proposed viaduct, and as the Caledonian means to be impar tial in this matter it gladly gives ex pression to this view of the question. This is a large matter and voters should look into it intelligently and thoughtfully before committing the town to this heavy expense. The town now has a bonded debt of $75,000. To this will be added the present year $20,000 for the new Sumraerville schoolhouse. Now it is proposed to add to this debt, already nearly $100,000, half as much more for the construction of the new viaduct. We say advisedly $50,000 or more, for the published estimate made by the Bridge Company was not furnished to any officer of the town, and comes with no guarantee that this company will make an equally low offer, should the town vote to build. The estimate of this Bridge Company will not bear analysis. The lowest price, $27,500, is made conditional on the use of the abut ments of the present highway bridge. These abutments have been builttwenty five years, are much narrower than the proposed viaduct and totally inadequate for such a purpose, while our selectmen are too good business men to allow the use of weak abutments for such a super structure. Their next offer is $35,000 including the abutments. Will any reliable stone mason say that $7500 will build four such abutments ? This shows clearly that $35,000 is the smallest esti mate this Bridge Company proposes to make. Further, this estimate does not make provision for any expense in grad ing River street up to the proposed bridge, nor for filling from Railroad street to the railroad tracks, nor for an equal amount at the Summerville end But laying aside for a moment the actual cost, let us look at the question of dam ages, about which very little has been said. There are nine real estate owners whose property abuts this portion of Portland street, who will be entitled to heavy damages, aside from the Bay street property which does not abut Portland street,,, tjij damage to which must be borne by the owners. While the railroad commission, if it should order such a bridge, would undoubtedly appor tion the expense of building over the tracks, between the railroads and the town, the entire cost of the bridge and abutments and all that portion east of the river including damages must be borne by the town alone, making the viaduct cost us not less than $50,000, with a probability of exceeding that sum Beside the annual interest of this heavy debt it is a fact that there will be a con stant expense in renewing the plank floor. ing, repainting the iron work and other necessary repairs. Nor can it be denied, that with such a viaduct, there will be greater danger to pedestrians and teams, by reason of horses frightened by the constant passing and repassing of trains Deneain tnem, tiinn is the case even with the present arrangement. We understand that at the town meet ing on Saturday, June 17, there will be presented plans superior as to safety. economy of maintenance and economy of time m reaching all parts of the village, whose expense to the town will be not more than a tenth of the cost of the via duct. It is bored that the voters will come to this meeting in full force, prc- yurcu to oiscuss rrniiKiy ana clearly and to decide wisely, thisimportantquestion. "The Frogs of Windham." This is a pleasing historic opera of co lonial times, showing the adventures of an English dude in search of an American heiress. A colonial kitchen dance is held in his honor, but nlas, he is captured by Indians, who, finding him too green to burn, compel him to marry the chief's daughter instead. Colonel Dyer, father of the heiress, with the colonial aristoc racy, await the arrival of the dude, but instead a host of frocrs hv their rliomnl croakings, scare the wits out of the entire population, ana cause Colonel Dyer to relent and allow his daughter to marry her American lover. This charniiiiL' comic mwn will h given at Howe Opera House, St. Johns bury, Thursday and Friday, June 29 and 30, lor the benefit of the St. Johnsbnrv Band uniform fund. Rehearsals are being held under the direction of the com poser, Burton E. Lenvitt, and all things indicate a financial success. Laundry Entered. Burglars entered Emery & Jones' laundry Friday night through one of the front windows and, finding the safe door unlocked proceeded to help themselves. There was a small iron drawer contain ing some papers, insurance policies and checks, and a very little money, which theyeasily removed and took with them. Papers left strewed on the floor and marks where the window was pried open were evidences of their work. A few days after, the iron box containing the papers, checks, etc., was found on the railroad track near the dry bridge ap parently having fallen off the top of a car, where it had been left. Fortunately the real loss was only about $1 in money and a few postage stamps. A DISTINGUISHED VISITOR. A Fumou Western Itnilroiwl Iluilder Visits the Hemes of his Childhood. A man whose long life contains more interesting experiences than that of the average citizen is J. Harvey Strobridge, who with his wife, is spending a few days at the home of his nephew, F. G. Strobridge of West Barnet. Mr. and Mrs. Strobridge were the guests over Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. E. X. Soniers and were much interested in a brief visit to St. Johnsbury. He is a resident of San Francisco and came East via Guate mala and the Central American route. He is a native of Albany and a veteran railroad builder. In his earlier days he worked on the Boston & Fitchburg, Ver mont Central and Naugatuck railroadf in Connecticut. These were then the principal railroads in New England. Our readers will be interested in a brief sketch ot the life work of this man. For 37 years an associate of Crocker, Huntington, and others high in reputa tion as makers of great railroads, Mr. Strobridge has had a prominent part in the building ot a number of the great lines that cross the western part of the American continent. He was already engaged in the business of road building belore his first trip to the Pacific coast, having worked at it for four or five years in the latter 40s. In '49 Mr. Strobridge went to San Francisco, leaving pier 8, East river, New York, on Jan. 30, in the ship Or pheus. The voyage around the Horn took over five months, the ship arriving in front of the great camp, with but few buildings, which marked the site of the now beautiful city, on July 8. One of the first railroads, if not the very first, to be built in California, was from Sacramento to Fulsom, a distance of 22 miles. Mr. Strobridge was em ployed on this. Another was from San Francisco to San Jose, and he worked on this as well. But it was in the 60s that Mr. Stro bridge reached his greatest success and fame as a builder of railroads, when, as superintendent, he built the Central Pa cific road from Sacramento to Promon tory Mountain. There were as many as 14,000 men employed at one time on this great road, and very high wages were paid in gold, too, at a time when currency was worth only 38 and 40 cents on the dollar. The last rail of the Central Pacific road was laid on May 10, 1809. Soon after that Mr. Strobridge built the Southern Pacific road through Califor nia, Arizona and New Mexico, and for a distance of 500 miles into Texas, this now being the famous Sunset route, Then be built the railroad up the Sacra mento alley, over the Siskiyou Moun tains into Oregon, going as far north as Ashland, and known as the California & Oregon railroad. These and many other roads have been largely built by the gentleman who is now visiting in this state, and whom it is a source of pleas ure to hear tell of his experiences in those by-gone days. VVhen the railroad was first built through Nevada there was little there in the way of population, he says, except a few straggling mining camps. Today it is a prosperous grazing country, with thousands of acres of hay and many thousands of head of cattle, sheep and horses. This growth did not come in a day nor a year, but slowly and by de grees. More rapid was the growth which he witnessed in California, where the coun try, better fitted for agriculture thon Nevada and some of the other states, built up almost as soon as the railroad touched it. Mr. Strobridge did not cress the coun try on this trip to the East by any of the railroad lines on which he has worked so arduously, but voyaged south from San Francisco to the Isthmus of Panama and crossed it, resuming his water jour ney on the easternmost side. Saturday's Ball Game. The Academy ball nine played the God dard Seminary nine at Barre Saturday and were defeated 18 to 4. Carpenter's arm gave out and he was unable to pitch good ball for the Academy boys. Lamb of the Goddards, who was respon sible for the snarl when that team played in St. Johnsbury and on whose account the Barre boys lost the game at that time, attempted to play in the game Sat urday, but was ordered out and obeyed orders. The Goddard team had no diffi culty in winning on this occasion, being in much better condition for play than the Academy team. They are a strong nine any way. At Fairbanks Village. Mrs. George Gile and Miss Jennie Dunbar of West Danville spent last Thursday at W. L. Heath's. Mrs. Thomas Wilkie is spending the week at Barton. William Nutc visited friends nt Pier- mont last week. E. M. Ford hns been spendinc a few days at Cabot. Fred Day of Wheelock called tinon his brother, Sylvester Day, last Sunday. Frank Wright is nursing an abscess on his hand. Hospital Dedication. Brightlook Hospital will be dedicated on Friday evening, June 23, the exercises commencing at 7.30 p. m. Following the brief dedicatory exercises the build ing will be thrown open to visitors for general inspection. During the evening a musical programme will be rendered. Twentv-five cents will he rlinrcrivl fne Hm concert and it is hoped there will be a I , .... urge suie oi ticKets as tnc money will be devoted to the worthv interests in wliii-d the hospital is engaged. COflMENCEMENT WEEK. The programme for commencement week at the Academy is as follows: Sermon to the graduating class, Rev. Ozora S. Davis, Springfield, Vt., St. J. A. '85, Sunday, June 18, 7 p. m., at the South church. Fublie speaking, Tuesday, Jane 20, 8 p. m., Music Hall. Class Day Exercises, Thursday, June 22, 4 p. m., Academy Grounds. Class Reception, Thursday, June 22, 7.30 p. m., Museum. Commencement Exercises, Friday, June 23, 9.30 a. m., Music Hall. Public Npenking. Declamations, Alfred E. Houston, Henry E. Soniers, Ida L. Beck, Sarah P. Cameron, Sarah A. Craig, Ethel M. Galbrrith, S. Helen Hall, Annie E. Lacasse, Jennie E. Poole, Florence J. Powell. Class Day Exercises. Class essay, Sarah P. Cameron ; poem, Frank Culver; oration, Charles E. Newell; class history, Ellen M.Abbott; prophecies, Henry E. Somers ; ode, Helen Hall. Commencement Exercises. Salutatory, Alice M. Johnson ; valedic tory, Joseph Fairbanks; orations, Earnest L. Clark, Frank Culver, Ralph G. Gibson, L. Cheney Smith, Charles B. Stone,- Fred W. Taylor, Jr.; essays, MyrtieM. Howard, Florence M. Hudson. Nina P. Hudson, Gertrude E. Hyde, Mary J. Nelson, Rose M. Packard, M. Pansy Smith, Alice B. Warden. Notes. Tickets of admission to the Public Speaking may be obtained (without charge) at Bingham's Drug Store after 1 p. m., Saturday, June 17. Tickets of admission to the Commencement Exer cises may be obtained at the same place after 8 a. m. Tuesday, June 20. To accommodate students who are candidates for admission to Yale College, the authorities of that institution will send an examiner to St. Johnsbury. The examinations will be held at the Academy Thrusday, Friday and Saturday, June 29, 30, July 1, the sessions opening at 9 a. m. Thursday and closing at 1 p. m. Saturday. Candidates from other towns or schools, who may find it more con venient to be examined here than at New Haven, are invited to avail them selves of this opportunity. All such candidates should at once send their names and addresses, together with a statement as to the department for which tbey apply (Academic or Scientific) to D. Y. Comstock, St. Johnsbury, Vt. School Notes. The primary schools in the village and the outside schools close on Friday and the other schools next week Thursday. The school directors have located the new Summerville schoolhouse opposite the present building about 85 feet from the street, of land purchased of Capt. E. L. Hovey. The series of patrons days concluded last Friday afternoon. On Wednesday afternoon the teachers and pupils of the Summerville schools were "at home" and about 50 visitors were present. After a careful examination of the work of the various rooms a conference was held in Mrs. Peck's room. Short and helpful addresses were made by Mrs. C. H. Higgius, Miss Hovey, J. N. Gale, II. C. Bond, Capt. E. L. Hovey, Supt. Jones and one of the school directors. The gentlemen spoke especially of the new schoolhouse. On Thursday afcernoon a similar affair was held in the north building on Sum mer street and at theconference addresses were made by Miss Sinclair, Miss Wood ruff, Mrs. Elisha May, Mr. Spaulding, Rev. G. W. Hunt, the superintendent and one of the school directors. On Friday afternoon the teachers and pupils of the south building on Summer street received and at the conference which followed re marks were made by Miss Nowland, Mrs. Beck, Mrs. Robert Mackinnon one of the school board ond Supt. Jones. About 50 ladies and gentlemen attended each of these exhibitions and in both the Summerville and Summer street schools there was an excellent exhibition on the blackboards of the pupils' work. Mrs. Emily J. Arthur, the very efficient teacher of drawing, has been obliged to give up her work for the rest of the term because of serious difficulty withhereyes. Road Improvements. Under the direction of the selectmen and the supervision of the veteran road builder, Horace Jackson, a much needed improvement has been made on the Waterford rond leading from the homcof William Iliggins over the hill to Water ford line. This road has always been quite narrow in places, and at certain seasons of the year almost impassible, owing to heavy rains and the action of the frost. A part of this rood has been generously widened by moving the fence over several feet on to Mr. Packard's land, aud a good road bed made, as good as is possible with the moist soil existing there. This highway is much traveled during the year, and all who pass over it can not help noting and greatly appreciating this improvement. Church Notes. Prof. F. L. Pugsley, principal of Lyndon Institute, will preach at the Free Baptist church next Sunday. Sunday school and Christian Endeavor meeting as usual. The evening service will be omitted. Rev. Stephen H. Ailing of Lyndonville preached in exchange with Rev. M. H. Mill last Sunday. First Church of Christ, Scientist. Ser vices at 10.45. Subject, "Is the Universe, including man, Evolved by Atomic Force?" Children's Sunday school at 12 m. Wednesday evening meeting at 7.30. Reading room open Wednes day aud Thursday from 2 to 5. Preaching at the First Baptist church by the pastor next Sunday morning and in the evening by Rev. Dr. Bunker, for 30 years a missionary in Burma. Roll call meeting Wednesday evening, June 14, 7 to 10 o'clock. Children's Day services held last Sun day were well attended and very inter esting both morning and evening. Children's Day at the North church was appropriately observed Sunday. Rev. Mr. Merrill preached a most excel lent sermon to the little folks on sun shine and the children assisted by sing ing at the morning service. Three chil dren were baptized at the service. On Sunday morning Rev. George W, Hunt of Grace Methodist church will have for his subject, "Is there a Beyond, or a Life Beyond the Grave ?" There will be no service in the evening on account of the annual baccalaureate sermon. The strawberry festival given last Thursday evening by the ladies of St. Aloysius church was a very pleasant affair and enjoyed by those who attended. About $20 was realized for the benefit of the church. County Churches. The Congregationalist for June 8 has another Vermont broadside and Rev. C. H. Merrill oi this place writes very in telligently upon the churches of north eastern Vermont. In connection with the article is a fine picture of the North church. We print the portion of the ar ticle referring to the churches in this county. " The county contains fourteen churches of our order, four of which are within the limits of St. Johnsbury. The two in the principal village, the North and the South, take rank among the foremost in the state for size and benevolence. When the two separated and the South was set apart from the North, there was an equitable division of the family interest which has done so much for the public welfare of the place, and each has always had adequate support. About twenty years ago the old building occupied by the North church gave place to the pres ent stone structure, surpassed for beauty and thoroughness of construc tion by lew, if any, in northern New England. The memory of Dr. Lamson's pastorate still abides, and the recent sud den death of his successor, Dr. Heath, leaves a prominent pulpit unfilled. Dr. Fairbanks of the South church, himself a sou of one of its founders, a prophet held in honor among his own, has en tered upon the twenty-sixth year of his pastorate, and still maintains his strong hold upon the affections of his people and the whole town. The old church in Pencham keeps up the traditions of the hill towns for congregations that fill its large edifice and lead in civil affairs; and its neighbor, Danville, which suffered tor a time through removal of the county sent, has rallied and in its new house of worship is recovering its old position. East Hardwick is another of the strong country churches, and at the village of Hardwick, rapidly growing through the granite industry, we have a new organi zation of promise. The new church in the old village of Upper Waterford is an other illustration of the remarkable suc cess of women's work in the state." Forepaugh's Circus. As predicted in last week's Caledonian yesterday was a typical circus day as far as weather was concerned and it brought out a good crowd. The Forcpaugh-Sells circus reached here early from Lancaster and the parade passed through the streets at about 10 o'clock. It came up Eastern avenue and turned to the Fair Ground so those above on Main and Summer streets were disappointed in not seeing it. The circus was the best ever seen in St. Johnsbury. There were no "fake" acts each part of the programme was per formed by trained athletes. The bare back riding, the trapeze work and the races were the finest ever seen. The Mel rosns did some exceedingly clever work on a bicycle balanced on a tight rope, and the Jackson family and the tramp wheelman were rcmurkably agile on their wheels. The trained animals in cluded elephants, ponies and seals. The latter consisted of half a dozen Alaskan seals which have been in training lour years by Capt. Woodward. They showed marvelous intelligence, aud this feature of the show was the most interesting of all. The menagerie was a large and va ried one and included animals rarely seen here, such as a flock of ostriches, hippo potamus, polar bear and nearly 20 ele phants. It gives us pleasure to refer in conclusion to the high character of the show and the gentlemanly bearing of all the men connected with it.