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attorney has done by referring to
the highly moral standards ol St.
Judge Thompson's position, as
stated in his public address in Music
Hall, is that as long as the law is on
the statute book it should be enforc
ed as prescribed by its own wording.
That is taking a high plane and one
where any good citizen of the state
can stand. Until it is repealed by
the legislature the law shonld be en
forced because it is the law.
Summer Homes.
The passenger department of the
Central Vermont Railway gives an
other evidence of its spirit of enter
prise in the 1899 edition of "Summer
Homes." This is a 140 page book
attractively bound in a blue tinted
cover dtcoraiea wun a ucsign u
white clover. It combines interest
ing and instructive reading matter
with many half-tone views of scenery
in Vermont, the Adirondacks and
Canada; also several maps are
added which help to form a complete
guide for anv one visiting Vermont
or traveling by the Green Mountain
Beautiful descriptions of Lake
Champlain, St. Albans, Burlington
Brattleboro, the Adirondacks and
Canadian resorts are given, together
with lists of principal hotels and
family homes desiring city boarders
This book cannot fail to be of great
advantage to those who know or
wish to seek the pleasure of a sum
mer among the Vermont hills and
along the shores of Lake Champlain
where beautiful scenery, pure air and
most genial hospitality are found.
The book is well printed by the St.
Albans Messenger Company and is
intended for distribution only out
side the state.
Characterizes our store. Care
in filling your prescription; care
in giving you just what you
want. We have only
and that the best. No matter
whether you have a prescription
filled or buy a tooth brush, you
can rest assured it will be of the
best quality.
The Standard Drug Store,
109 Eastern Ave.
Reception to Admiral Dewey.
"When the proper time conies to re
ceive Admiral Uewey Gov. Smith
may be relied upon to do the right
thing in the right place, and if it
costs a dollar or more to entertain
Dewey we do not believe any peanut
politicians will urge the next legist
ture to have an investigation. Gov
Smith is consulting several men of
prominence throughout the state, and fast last week.
regarding a state reception to be
given Admiral Dewey on his arrival
in Montpelier. It is expected that a
delegation from Vermont, including
the governor and his staff and other
prominent officials, will meet the ad
miral on his arrival in New York and
extend to him an invitation to a
state reception to be given at Mont
pelier on a date which shall suit his
This will be a very proper way to
receive the great Vermonter and we
shall all want to be in Montpelier
when Dewev comes home.
How game Vermont Editors Mupporl the
1'rohiDilory ww,
Pertinent Press Comment.
In Which Si. Johnnltury People Figure
Caledonia county's state's attor-
i- i ri I 1.
net' is exceedingly oiacK oy name,
but anything but slack as regards
dutv. He has been giving the rum
dispensers quite a merry chase.
Ilardvvick Gazette.
If Col. Forbes continues to publish
the faces of Vermont's pretty girls in
the Vermonter no legislation will be
necessary to bring millionaires into
the state. Bennington Banner.
State's Attorney Slack is whoop
ing up things along the enforcement
line. Returns began to come in hot
The prohibitory
law is on the statute books. En
force it. Hardwick Gazette.
Hon. VV. P. Stafford of St. Johns-
bury is being quite "favorably men
tioned as good timber for congres
sional honors in this district. Hon.
VV. P. is large calibre certainly.
Hardwick Gazette.
The name of W. P. Stafford of St.
Johnsbury is mentioned as a fit man
for representative lrom the second
congressional district. The only
thing against him so far is that he is
not quite good enough republican
for the place. Nearly everyone recog
nizes his fitness and ability for the
office. It has been truly said that
the district "may go farther and fare
worse." Vergennes Vermonter.
College Presidents.
Brown, Yale and Amherst have
each chosen their college presidents
and the general sentiment is that
wise selections have been made in
every case. Brown gets Rev. Dr.
W. H. P. Faunce, pastor of the Fifth
Avenue Baptist church in New York.
In presenting Dr. Faunce's name the
committee characterized him as an
"all-round scholar," familiar with
the traditions of Brown, cautious in
settling practical questions, a pro
gressive man, conservative in his
theory of education, an accomplished
speaker and having a Christian en
thusiasm for the welfare of those
under his supervision. Yale takes a
member of her own faculty, Prof.
Hadley, one of the best teachers of
economics in the country, a man who
is thoroughly imbued with the Yale
spirit, and who is immensely popular
with the students. The trustees of
Amherst have selected Prof. George
Harris, president of the Andover
Theological Seminary, and professor
of dogmatic theology there. Dr.
Harris was graduated from Amherst
in 18GG and will make an excellent
president for the college.
High License Talk.
We publish elsewhere all the com
ments we have seen in the state press
that are opposed to the enforcement
of the present prohibitory law. We
commend these clippings to the care
ful attention of our readers as they
represent, probably, the sentiment of
the high license advocates through
out the state. Some of the papers
pay their respects to Judge Thomp
son who is used to such attacks and
who will come out of the scrimmage
unscathed. Some of them are pro
nounced advocates of a high license
law and Borne try to make a laugh
ing stock of the work thatthe state's
Literary Notes.
Mr. Kipling's "The Day's Work," pub
lishcd by Doubleday & MeClure Co., is
now in its eighty-second thousand.
A second volume by Mr. Dooley will be
published next September by Small, May,
nnrd & Co. of Boston, who are the pub
lishers for Mr. Dunne. The book will be
entitled "Mr. Dooley in the Hearts o
His Countrymen." It is pleasant to
learn that "Mr. Dooley in Peace and in
War" has reached its filtieth thousand
By the way, Mr. Dunne lias just sailed
for Europe on a well-earned vacation.
The two most astonishing hits of the
year in the publishing world have been
'"David Hnrum" and "In His Steps, "and
both illustrate the curious chances o
books. "David Hnrutn," a character
study of a shrewd country banker and
horse trader, was written as a first etlor
bv a banker in New York state, and was
published after his dentil. It was pleas
nntly noticed by the critics as a success-
lul portrayal of a type, but a crude novel
and lor a time, seemed to drop out o
sijht. 1 hen in some mvstenous wav
people began to read it and talk about
it, and though less has been written
about it than about scores of less sue
eessful books indeed there is not much
to write about it it has gone on its tri
umphal wav till it stands proudlv pre
eminent as the best-selling book of the
vear, outstriiiingKudyurd kinhnc s Th
Dav's Work," which held that position
It is all the more pleasant to note this
phenomenal success, because Mr, West
eott lelt verv little other property to hi
family, and the returns from "Davi
llarutn" will be most welcome.
Ts Tudee Thompson the whole
prohibitory law? Essex Junction
St. Johnsbury is wearing smoked
goggles. In Herbert L. IJoyle tne
town had a hotel proprietor iur
whom the citizensshould have shown
respect. His Avenue house was con
ducted on business principles. It
was one of the best public houses in
the state. Yet he is fined $519.02
and sent to Rutland to serve a sen
tence of GO days on the charge that
he has committed the second offense
against that most remarkable
creation prohibition. Mr. Doyle's
first offence was committed some
seven years ago in another town.
The Creator forgives the sinner, but
the prohibitory law never relents!
Essex Junction Record.
Now St. Johnsbury, mind you, is
no ordinary country town. It is the
largest place between Concord and
Montreal, and the center of trade for
a very wide territory. It is distin
guished for a remarkably high moral
and social tone. Its people are
thoroughly representative of all that
is best in our Vermont life. They
are of superior intelligence, thor
oughly up to date, and as law
abiding a community 89 can be
found anywhere on the face of the
And yet here are fourteen person
pleading guilty to violation of the
prohibitory law and suffering heavy
penalties therefor. Could anything
more clearly show the lmpractiea
bilitv of the prohibitory law ?
One of these fine days Vermont will
sweep prohibition into thedustheap
and replace it by a system under
which the huuor trafhc can be regu
lated and controlled. Burlington
It is stated that the recent sen
tencing of Landlord 11. L, uoyie oi
the Avenue House at St. Johnsbury
to a term of 60 days in the House of
Correction at Rutland is but the
beginning of a crusade that will
make that awfully good town on
the Passumpsic as dry as the Sahara
desert. Judge Thompson, the
remorseless, is to preside at the
coming term of the county court
there and the state's attorney, like
the Mikado in Gilbert and Sullivan's
one time popular comic opera, has
"got a little list" of some 25 holders
of the United States licenses who are
likely to learn that the way of the
transgressor is hard unless in their
instances it should point and quickly
too, across the border into New
Hampshire. St. Johnsbury has
always been held up to the world as
an exceedingly moral and upright
community, and the revelation that
there are 25 violators of the prohib-
tory law in their midst must have
been shocking news to the good
people of the town. Vermont Sun.
The arrest and conviction of the 14
quor sellers at St. Johnsbury does
not tell anywhere near tne
whole story of that town which
so many supernciai oDservers
have described as the model one for
he working of prohibition up to the
fullest ideal of the late Gen. Neal
Dow. The Law and Order League
there which has started a campaign
to make the law a reality, has pro
cured from Portsmouth a list of
those who hold U. S. liquor licenses
and finds that there are about 25 in
the town. This is one for each 260
persons, or for each average 65
families. Does anybody believe
after making full allowance for the
fact that they are mostly sellers in a
small way, that any worse condition
of affairs would be possible under a
license system l Brattleboro Re
If the Law and Order League
choose to undertake the Augean task
why discourage it r Rutland News
A large number of witnesses have
been subpoenaed and a bell bov a
the American House is said to have
given the officers a list of those hav
ing obtained liquor there through
the bell boys. Mr. Doyle weut away
for a short vacation when the trouble
commenced, but concluded it was
better to come back and take his
medicine than to stand trial before
Judge Thompson. The
new Avenue House cost $75,000 and
is a modern up-to-date building. The
furnishings were put in by Mr. Doyle,
backed by some of the most influen
tial business men of the town, at an
expense of $12,000. Since he opened
the house on January 5, 1898, he has
kept a model house.
There is already talk of sending a
petition to Gov. Smith asking him to
pardon Mr. Doyle. If one is circu
lated nearly every business man will
sign it. St. Johnsbury despatch to
St. Albans Messenger.
Dewey's Soliloquy.
To go or not to go ? That l the quest on.
Whether 'tis better to keep the old ship
Fast to the bottom of Manila Bay,
Where I can lay me down anu pcaeciuiiy
PnrlirH In th i-nmv ernrile of the deep,
Or homeward bie, where all the people vow
That not a thlnglet will tney uo m mti
A chill of direst apprehension starts
Up In my scalp and shimmers to my toes,
And then collects itself and wiggles hack
Along my limbs and spinal column till
The latter, erstwhile as the strongest steel,
Becomes but as a piece of rubber hose
When I reflect that in that old home land,
Which I so thoughtless chose as place of
birth. ,
The whole blamed push is laying for me, bent
On snowing me how great a man I bel
In dreams I see enthusiastic crowus
Banked on the piers and on the warehouse
And even perched on telegraph poles,
And rubbernecking till it bents the band
When the Olympia lets her mudhook go
And comes to anchor in the murky stream I
And there I lie curled in niv bunk and see
The banquet tables hundred dollars per
All laden with culinary stud
On which the nightmares feed, and sparkling
wines . . . .
Knough to float this big Olympian boat I
I see myself compelled to helpless sit
And hummer back the riding blushes while
Men, wine-inspired and blessed with gift of
Tell roe in lofty speeches they've thought up
A lot of things I know as well as they.
And then the women I I can feel my hair
Get up on end and dance in frenzied fear
As in imagination I can see
Them standing 'round with lips in yearning
And in each hand I see concealed a pair
Of hungry scissors waiting lor a chance
To rob my clothes of their securities
In shape of buttons, to be proudly worn
On pins to keep their monstrous hats in place.
Mcthinks I'll anchor off the coast of Maine
And swim ashore when darkness palls the
And hit the trail incog for old Vermont,
And hide myself within my boyhood shack
And turn the automatic bulldog loose
To warn the mosses I am not at home
To anybody, till this wild attack
Ol temporary jim-jams of the brain
Has spent itself, and I am not compelled
To rnh nnr ennrt old Tntlenendcnce Dav
Of vested rights it has held since Freedom's
birth. (.Denver aunuuy rose
lie's Gl Ike Htniup.
A Dnvennorter who had a friend out of
town who owed him $4 received in the
mail recently two $2 postage stamps.
He isn't sure that he sees the joke. The
post office authorities may change them
into stamps of smaller denominations,
but they are not obliged to ao so anu
1H nnt Ho it verv often. Stamps of
that denomination are hardly ever called
for except by stamp collectors, and of
ten that were bought to keep on nana in
the post office there several years ago,
three or four are still in the drawer. Of
course the Davenporter might refuse to
take the stamps, which are not a legai
tender, out naving waueu bu lung iui
money, he is ready to grasp at any thing
tangible in the way of payment, even in
the shape of $2 postage stamps.
"Is Mrs. Barkis on your calling list,
Mrs. Montmorency ?"
"Ves hut not on mv visitmc list. We
call the telephone book our calling list
now.' Harper s uazar.
Pure Harmless Economical
! A Labor
University of Vermont.
The 95th commencement exercises of
the University of Vermont and State Ag
ricultural College are to be held at Bur
lington, June 25 to 30. Following is the
Baccalaureate sermon by the presldentat the
College Street church.
Anniversary of Y. M. C. A. at the College
Street church,
Class dav exercises on the College Green.
Senior promenade at the Hillings Library.
Annual meeting of Phi Beta Kappa in senior
lecture room.
Annual meeting of Alumni Association in
College chapel.
Meeting of the Athletic Association in Col
lege chapel.
Oration before the Phi Beta Kappa Society,
bv President William Ilewut Hyde, u. l.,
LL. p., of Bowdoin College, in the Col
lege Street church.
KingHley prize speaking at College Street
Orations by thegraduatingelass Confurring
ol degrees.
Corporation dinner at Van Ness House
President's reception at Hillings Library.
Entrance examinations in Williams Science
Exercises of graduation nt the Opera House,
tollowcd by banquet at tnc van icss
Music furnished by the Howard Opera
House Orchestra.
Swift's Washing Powder j
Lightens the labor of house-
keeping and house-cleaning
greasy dishes, pots and pans,
getting the children's finger
marks off white paint all the t
I hard and disagreeable side of j
1 home work made easy. j
I Swift and Company, Makers, Chicago t
Something New!
Urge package of the World's best
cleanser for a nickel. Still greater econ
omy In 4 pound package. Made only by
Chicago, St. LouU, Now York, Boston, Philadelphia
uu svni it i ii i v i r.
Beware cf Imitations
r0 Worcestershire,
Muddcn caih.
Luke K. Storv. an employe of the St.
Albans Gas Light Company, was found
dead in the company's works last Thurs
day morning. Searchers found the body
in the cellar under the gas room. He
had evidently gone down there to see
about the machinery and was overcome
with gas, and in trying to reach the
stairs his strength failed him, and his
body was found under the stairs.
Mr. Story was about 30 vears of age
and unmarried. He had been at work
for the company about three months.
He went with the First Volunteer Regi
ment to Chicamauga last summer.
Eastern Star.
The annual meeting of the Vermont
grand chapter of the Order of the Eastern
Star was held June 1, in Barre, with 300
delegates in attendance. Addresses were
delivered by J. A. MeLeod of Hardwick,
grand worthy master, and Mrs. Mary L,
Paine of Windsor.
Among the visitors present were Mrs,
J. W. Ewtng of Boston, grand worthy
matron of the grand chapter of the
United States; Mrs. L. J. Pitkin of Ch
cngo, grand secretary, and Mrs. Bigelow
of Boston, editor of the Eastern Star's
official organ. The report of the secre
tary shows that this order is growing
very rapidly in the United States, and
especially in Vermont.
llulf ICutrs lo California,
Via the Chicago and Northwestern rail
way, affording the quickest time, grand
est scenery, variable routes and perfect
service. Chicago to Los Angeles and
return $G4 50, tickets on sale June 25 to
July X, limited to return until September
, 1809, account of annual meeting,
National Educational Association. Illus
trated pamphlet sent free on application.
For rates and other information ask
your nearest ticket agent, or write
J. E. Brittain, 308 Washington street,
Boston, Mass.
"Don't you think I write with a great
deal of dash ?'' inquired the new woman
reporter. "Yes," responded the city edi
tor, "and I'd much prefer to have you
use commas and semicolons." Clcve
(Ohio) Plain Dealer.
I)rnlK of Knilroml I'rcaitlent.
Frank Thomson, president of the Penn
sylvania railroad, died June 5. at his
home at Merion, a few miles from Phila
delphia. Mr. Thomson had been ill about
two weeks. He returned to his home on
May 20 from a tour of inspection which
he, with other officials of the company,
had made over the main und lensed lines
of the Pennsylvania railroad system.
Upon his return home he was suffering
from acute indigestion and at once took
to his bed and placed himself in the hands
of his iilivsicinn. Mr. 1 iiomson Had en
joyed ordinary health and it was believed
he would soon rally and recover from his
indisposition. His death was wholly un
expected. Mr. Thomson was 58 years
old and since he reached the age of 17
years had been in the service of the great
railroad company of which he had been
the head during the last two years of his
life, he having succeeded to the presidency
in 1897 upon the death of George B.
Cedric Leighton, a former proprietor
of the Appledore and Oceanic hotels, Isles
of Shoals, died recently at westMcaiora
Bicycle Sundries.
Bells, Trouser Guards, Foot brakes,
Hand and Foot pumps.
A large line of Toe clips, all the
latest styles
at W. W. S. BROWNE'S,
61 Eastern Avenue.
is a delightful experience if one goes by the
Ask us about this and we will make it perfectly clear. We will
also send, on request, copy of illustrated books descriptive of the trip
and full particulars of greatly reduced round trip rates that will be
made by the SANTA FE ROUTE at the time of the National
Educational Association Convention in los Angeies
next July(
This route is 24 to 3o hours snorter man any oiner.
S. W. MANNING, Gen'l New Eng. Agent,
The Atchison, Topeka and SanteFe Railway,
332 Washington St., Boston, Mass.
"Evil Dispositions
Are Early Shown.''
Just so evil in the blood
comes out in shape of scrof
ula, pimples, etc., in children
and young people. Taken in
time it can be eradicated by
using Hood's Sarsaparilla.
Li older people, the aftermath
of irregular living shows it
self in bilious conditions, a
heavy head, a foul mouth,
a general bad feeling.
It is the blood, the impure blood,
friends, which is the real cause. Purify
that with Hood's Sarsaparilla and
happiness will reign in your family.
Blood Poison-" I lived In a bed of fire
for years' owing to blood poisoning that fol
lowed small pox. It broke out all over my
body, itching Intensely. Tried doctors and
hospitals In vain. 1 tried Hood's Sarsapa
rilla. It helped. I kept at It and was en
tirely cured. I could po on the housetop?
and shout about It." Mrs. J. T. Williams,
Carbondale, Pa.
Scrofula Sores -"My baby at two
months had scrofula sores on cheek and
arm. Local applications and physicians
medicine did little or no good. Hood's Sar
eaparllln cure iilm permanently. He Is
now four, with smooth fair skin." Mr
S. S. Wroten. Farmlngtoa Del.
Hoort'i rilli cure liver II th tion;lrrltthig md
only cmimrtlo to tnk' wlth irond'i ttampurllU.
And appreciate the fact that
it strengthens their credit.
NATIONAL Life Insurance CoM
W. TP. SPRAGVE, General Agent,
St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
The Typewriter
Wedding Stationery "fir
You can get a first class
business suit made for $13.00,
J. C. STEYENS, Tailor,
Merchants Bank Block,
Kailroad Street,
The Passumpsic Savings Bank,
Main Street, St. Johnsbury.
It responds quickly to the
slightest touch, gives best
results in manifolding, very
simple, few parts. Seldom
need repairs.
A few of these most ingen
ious machines are on exhibi
tion in my windows this
week. Call and see them.
Agent for Caledonia County.
The newspapers say that times are
better; if you have more money than
your actual needs have you ever
thought of the advantages of a Savings
Bank account ? Wealthy people in this
town who formed the savings bank
habit years ago, claim that the foun
dation of their fortune was laid with the
opening of their first savings bank
account. We open accounts for a sum
as low as one dollar.
Office Hours
8.30 a.m. to 3 m.
Saturdays and 7th of each
month 7 to 8 p. m.
A GENTS WANTED. The Flower Medical
Association oi 151 west H4tn St., New
York, wants an active Agent in every town
In New England, the Eastern und Middle
States, to sell Dr. R. C. Flower's Kreat spec
ialties, including his Polar and Electric belt,
his Great Life Remedies for the restoration of
life, vlor and youth to men and women, and
his specialties for the restoration of youth
and beauty as well as health. These special,
ties sell as nothing else sells. Agents find
that every home requires something they
have. Good agents can make from $50 to
$75 a day. Those who secure agencies with
in the next two weeks will have larger com
missions given them than ever given here
before. This is a special oiler. Write atonce
for particulars. An agent can readily take a
vacation in any part of the country and with
these specialties pay his or her way and a
large income every day besides. Address,
FLOWER niEDIflAL anmociation.
131 West Ulih Ml., New York City.
Just Arrived.
A Large and Beautiful Assortment of
Parlor and Sitting-Room
Chairs, Sofa Beds and
Oak Chamber Suits
72 Main St.

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