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THE ST. JOHNSBURY CALEDONIAN, JUNE 14, 1899.
7 1 s Once and Forever. Our own are our own forever, God takcth not back Hl lft j They may paM beyond our vision, but our oula "hull And them out, When the waiting is all accomplished, and the deathly nhadowi lift, And glory I; Riven for grieving, and the surety of God for doubt, We may find the waiting bitter, and count the silence long; Cod knoweth we are dust, and He pltleth our pain ; And when faith has (frown to fullness, and the silence channed to song, We shall eat the fruit of patience, and shall hunger not again. So, sorrowing hearts, who dumbly In dark ness and all alone Sit misnlng a dear lost presence and the Joy of a vanished day, Be comforted with this message that our own are forever our own, And God, who gave the gracious gift, He takes it never away. Susan Coolidgc, In Sunday School Times, A Cairo flnrrlage. At Cairo the bride is conducted on foot to her new home, walking under a square tent orctinopy of silk ot some gay colors, such as pink and yellow, carrird by four men by means of poles at the .corners. Her figure is completely enveloped in a red cashmere shawl, and supported on cither side by a matron. The procession is headed by musicians; after them, walk some couples of women and young girls all shrouded, the former in black and the latter in white silk habarahs. In the center is the canopy, and the rear is brought up by attendants and more musicians. The procession invariably turns to the right on leaving the house, generally taking a circuitous route through several of the principal streets for the sake of greater display, and de voting three or four hours tothe journey. Towards evening the bridegroom is conducted by his friends to the bath, and afterwards to the mosque at the hour of the fifth namaz. If be is a young man, and this is his first wedding, he may, like the bride, be bonord with a zcfTeh, or procession, on this occasion, and goes to the mosque accompanied by a numerous party, and attended by musicians and men bearing meshals, or cressets filled with pitch pine chips. The imam accom panies him home, and, arrived atthedoor of liis dwelling, pronounces a benedic tion, all present joining in the refrain of "Amin, amin!" The bridegroom enter tains his friends awhile in the selamlik, ami then, leaving them to the enjoyment hi their pipes and coffee, he proceeds to the women's apartments. If he be young, it is considered proper for him to simulate at least some degree of bashful mss at meeting his unknown bride, and two of his friends perhaps carry him half way to the haremhk, or push him through its doorway with smart blows on the hack, throwing after hint with no gentle hand sonic of the overshoes always to lie found in the ante-room of a Turkish konak. As the happy man proceeds upstairs he comes upon a bowl of water, which lie upsets with his foot, scattering the contents in all directions. As he enters the nuptial apartment the bride riscsand salutes him by kissing his hand. A veil has been thrown over her head, and the bridegroom, as he removes it, gives her a present of money or jewels, which is termed "the price of the uncovering of the face." He then spreads the veil on the floor and kneels on it while he recites a prayer, the bride standing meanwhile behind him on its edge. The couple are then seated side by side on the divan, while the old attendant 6hows them in a mirror the reflection of their united faces, uttering at the same time conven tionally exaggerated good wishes for their happiness. After servingthem with coffee, this mistress of the ceremonies leaves the pair to make each other's ac quaintance while she superintends the preparations for their supper. The hour of this meal depends, however, on the humor of the bride, whose shyness or obstinacy must be overcome to the ex tent at least of making her speak to her husband before he can assume any au thority over her. Brides are generally advised by experienced matrons not to respond too readily to the advances of their bridegrooms, who are, indeed, occa sionally compelled to resort to stratagem in order to break the magic spell of si lence. A word once elicited, the happy man claps his hands, and the koulavouz brings in supper, which consists of eggs, sweets, and fruits, meat being excluded from this meal, in the belief that to in dulge in it on this solemn occasion would lead to future bickerings between the couple. Ttiblic festivities are meanwhile continued in both the haremlik and seramlik of the house, at which all the bride's party are entertained. English Woman. Summer Wraps. The smart summer gowns this vear me not always warm enough without the addition of some wrap. They are so designed that very ofteu they iook as though they were coats or outside wraps, when in reality they are simply the waists of the gowns; and it is neces sary, for the sake of health, to carry some light wrap or something else to put around the neck to make tbem warm enough. The wraps Hre just as fascinating as the opera cloaks of the winter, and very nearly as expensive, for, as a rule, they "ft made of expensive material, and the Niion is so new as to make it impossi ''t to have it copied by any but skilled work people. There is a dainty, old fashioned, and picturesque look about '"e wraps that makes them essentially oiflercnt from anything worn for some tlme, nnd both the young girls and older women wear them, quite irrespective of nKe. One thing that must be said "Kainst them, they are not in the least becoming to the figure in fact, hide all graceful lines. There is one style, for in stance, made with a hood that enlarges 'he shoulders below where the shoulders should be, and is extremely scant below 'he waist a trying cut even for the "i"st wonderfully formed figure. Har I'er's Ilazar. "ewiir of Ointiium for Catarrh that t'oulniii Mercury, s mercury will surely destroy the sense 01 Mnell nud completely derange the whole system when entering it through 'he mucous surfaces. Such articles should ''ever be used except on prescriptions lr"m reputable physicians, as the dam "Ke they will do is ten fold to the good h"J, ean possiblv derive from them. ".'J 8 Catarrh Cure, manufactured by F. Uicney & Co., Toledo, 0., contains no mercury, and is taken internally, acting imectly upon the blood nud mucous sur- C TS u tIle 8ystem- In buying Hall's utarrh Cure be sure yougetthe genuine, "'s taken internally, and made in To , Ohio, by F. J. Cheney & Co. Testi ""mials free. n0lM,by DrRRist8, price 75c. per bottle, "all s Family Pills are the best. The Civil Service Changes. The long-threatened amendments to the civil service rules which release from the operation of the civil service rules about 4000 offices have been signed and announced. They arenot felf-explanitory and a little analysis will be needed tt make them Intelligible to the genera reader. The rule against removals without charges Is stated and an oppor tunlty to defend Is enlarged so as to give the acouned "a reasonable time for per sonally answering the same In writing." A copy of the reaHons for removal, the notice and answer, and of the order of rtmoval, shall be made a part of the records of the proper department or office ; and "the reasons for any change In rank or compensation within the com petitive classified service shall also be made a part of the records of the proper department or office." This amendment will enable any person removed or de graded to publish for his own vindica tion, If he desires, the reasons assigned for the change. Hule three Is changed so as to make the officers exempted from examination liable to punishment who wilfully vio late any of the provisions of the civil service act or rules; or uses his official authority or Influence to interfere with or control an election; or who does any thing toward procuring the dismissal or change of rank or pay of any other civil servant because of political or religious grounds. The non-competitive examination list Is extended to Include persons whom the head of an executive department or the secretary of the Smithsonian institution shall nominate for appointment to a posi tion In the classified service; but the ap pointing officer must certify that the position requires such peculiar qualifi cations as are not ordinarily required In the executive service. If the president approves, the civil service commission shall grant a cer tificate on such evidence as may be sat isfactory to It, that the person so nom inated Is ngible. No person so appoint ed shall be transferred to any other kind of position In the classified service or as signed to other duties. Exemption from any form of examina tion or registration the out and out "free list" in short Is extended to in clude one private secretary or confi dential clerk to each of the assistant heads of the eight executive depart ments, to the several bureau chiefs, each collector of customs in a district collect ing $500,000 a year, the appraisers at the ports of IJoston, New York and Phila delphia, each superintendent of a mint or assay office, each paymaster In actual service, each district attorney, each as sistant attorney general, and each post master whose office receives $:i50,00O a year. Besides these private secretaries the changes In the "free list" Include cash iers and finance clerks In the several first-class postofilces, the number of ex emptions depending on the size of each office: deputy collectors of Internal rev enue: all customs and Internal revenue positions In Alaska; sundry deputy naval officers and deputy surveyors of customs: all shipping commissioners, storekeepers and gaugers paid less than $3 a day, or $500 a year; chief of the treasury bureau of statistics, chief clerk and several other officers In the mint service; prison wardens, chaplains and physicians; one clerk at each pen sion agency; five special pension ex aminers to ferret out fraud; special agents, superintendents of Irrigation and logging, allotting agents and spe cial commissioners, timber examiners, boundary engineers and finance clerks at agencies, all the Indian service, and agents and experts employed tem porarily for making Investigations for the agricultural department, as well as one statistical agent in each state. This is not the entire free list, but a review of the most Important and sig nificant changes. Rule seven is changed so as to provide certain oases In which extensions of time can be given to persona on the eligible list for specific reasons. Rule nine, as to the reinstatements, Is changed so as to put persons associated with the Span ish war on the same footing with those of the Civil war; and also In another particular, by the provision that "any person dismissed from the service upon charges of delinquency or misconduct may be reinstated, subject to the other conditions of these rules, without regard to the one-year time limit of this rule, upon the certificate of the proper ap pointing officer that he has thoroughly Investigated the case, and that the charges upon which the dismissal was based were not true." The members of tho civil service commission, owing to the fact that they have not had time to examine and study its provisions in detail, are not yet pre pared to give out a statement of the effect of the order. A comprehensive statement, however, will be prepared, pointing out Its consequences. According to figures printed In De cember, the largest classes included In the order, and thereby excluded from the classified service, number thus: Deputy collectors Internal revenue service, 472; storekeepers and gaugers, temporarily employed, 600; military park commissioners and employes, 58; postofilce finance clerks and cashiers, 28; private secretaries at certain post offices, 22: deputy marshals, 204; private secretaries to United States district at torneys, 57; special agents, general land office, 30; superintendents of ware houses, Irrigation and logging, 20; finan cial clerks', Indian agencies, 60; Alaskan eohool service, 32; pension examining surgeons, 67,5; chief and financial clerks, pension agencies, SB; special agents and. experts, department of agriculture, 25. Well Answered. In the course of a lecture to an unim pressionable Scotch audience De Rouge mont, talking of "tho dear, dead days,' explained that he had a good memory and a better imagination. An unbeliev er in the unreserved seats persisted in asking unanswerable questions, which ultimately brought out an interesting reflection. "I have always found, " said the wan derer, "that it was enough for one ass to bray at a time." And thereafter he had peace. An Iloncat Admlmilon. gho You are hypercritical. The fact is, you don't lile German opera. lie Oh, I don't know. It isn't so bad that is, you know, to a man who is very hard of hearing. Boston Tran-icript Athletic Weliesley dlrls. The most carefully-trained athletes in the country today are to be found in Weliesley College, says the Philadelphia Inquirer. Their "trainer" does notinsist that they live on beefsteak and forswear the sweets of Gieek and other mentally taxing pleasures for weeks at a time. Their diet remains normal, their appear ance immaculate, and the lessons are regularly and conscientiously transferred from their text books to their heads. During these early summer days they are spending every spare moment in the prac tice of their various specialties. The golfer is out on the links frequently, the basket ball girl steals away between times to try new ways of putting the ball into the basket, and on other occa sions fights with her own team against a scrub team, Tennis also claims the at tention of its devotees every afternoon, and lacrosse is not far behind. The run ning track is well filled, and neophytes are learning the mysteries of discus throwing just as did the Greek maidens of old. But how surprised fair Helen and her kindred would be, if they, invisible, could look on at the occasions which arouse such athletic enthusiasm in the college at this time. Weliesley girls are accomplished bi eyejists and have taken up the sport sci entifically, as they have everything else. Wheeling is to be raised to the level of an "organized sport," of which there are four. These departments are presided over by four athletic maids, who are known as "heads of sports." Basket ball has reached a high pitch of develop ment, and is really the girl's substitute for foot ball, and quite apart from the fact that it does not mar faces or break limbs, it is considered a satisfactory ex change. Wellsley uses the "new league" rules five girls, not nine, as formerly, play on a side and of course all wear very short skirts. One day has been found inadequate to represent all the sports that flourish at Weliesley, and its most characteristic one, rowing, will be omitted, although there are four class crews and a 'Varsity crew. The "float day," scheduled lor June 20, is justly fa mous. The Weliesley athlete does not even omit base ball from her list of ac complishments, and indoor base ball is a favorite game. This is played oltener during the winter than in the spring term, and alternates with coasting, skating, snowballing and "ski." Alto gether this celebrated college boasts of more winter sports than any other insti tution devoted to women's education. Green Cloth Toilette. A stylishly designed costumo is here re produced from a mode seen in a recent issuo of Tlie Delineator. Reseda-green cloth was used in its development, with lace applique over velvet and appliques of the material for docoration. Tho fronts of the basquo are turned back in tapering rever3 that uro ex tended to form a shawl collar. A removable vest of Liberty silk over green taffeta shows between the open fronts. A unique featuro of tho basque is the peplum, which is joined to tho lower edge of the waist, the joining being conceded by a belt of satin ribbon closing in front with a fancy buckle. A stock to match having two circular portions at the back is worn. The sleeves aro two seamed and aro gathered into the arm-hole; oircular cuffs of velvet completo them at the wrists. The skirt included in this costume is a three-piece variety and is distinguished by a wide front-gore ; its shaping causes it to fit the figure perfectly, tho fulness at the back being removed by an under box-plait Handsome docoration is given by appliques of the cloth applied a short distance from the loij-er edge. Saved by a Postal. Thousands who have written for one of the free trial bottles of Dr. Dtvid Ken nedy's Favorite Remedy have literally had their lives saved by a postal card. They got the trial bottle, and it proved to them that Dr. David Kennedy's Favor ite Remedy was the only real cure for diseases of the kidneys, liver, bladder and blood, rheumatism, dyspepsia and chronic constipation. They bought a large sized bottle of their druggists and it benefited or cured them (the above is not an idle statement, but the result of careful inves tigation.) You can do the same thing. If you are in doubt as to whether you have trouble with your kidneys or bladder, put some of your urine in a glass tumbler and let it stand 24 hours; if it has a sediment, or a milky, cloudy appearance, if it is ropy or stringv, pale or discolored, you should lose no time in taking Dr. David Kennedy's Favorite Remedy ; it can be had of all druggists tit $1.00 a large bot tle, or six bottles for $5.00. It is with out question the surest medicine of the age to put a stop to such dangerous symptoms as pain in the back, a frequent desire to urinate especially at night, scalding burning pain in passing water, inability to hold urine and all the un pleasant and dangerous effects produced on the system by the use of whiskey and beer. Send your full name and address to the Dr. David Kennedy Corporation, Round out, N. Y., and be sure to mention the Caledonian when a trial bottle, with a pamphlet of valuable medical advice, will be mailed to you absolutely free. The publishers of this paper guarantee the genuineness of this liberal offer. Waifs. Visitor "What lovely furniture!" Tommy "Yes; I guess the man we bought it from is sorry now he sold it ; he's always calling." Brooklyn Life. "These Americans won't meet us half way," said the Filipino discontentedly. "No," answered the general. "We've both been travelling in the same direc tion. They couldn't." Washington Star. A Universal Longing. "It is said John D. Rockefeller's income is $25 a minute." "Would that those minutes were ours!" Chicago Tribune. A Man with a Past. "Edgar tell me the truth ! Is there any black spot in your life before you knew me ?" "Letitia, I will reveal all; when I was ten years old I used to piece quilts." Detroit Free Press. No Cause for Suicide. tss Dreamier "Whtn you stood on the brink of Niag ara, and looked into the seething, surg ing, unfathomable depths below, did you not feel that you would like to jumpin ?" Mr. Tourier "No. I hadn't received my hotel bill then." New York Weekly. "Why do tbey have those glass cases with the axe, hammer, crow-bar, etc., in on these cars," asked a traveller on the railroad going to New York. "Oh, those are put there to use in case any one wants a window open," replied the face tious man. Yonkers Statesman. Jennie "Herbie, it savs here another octogenarian's dead. What's an octo genarian?" Herbie "Well, 1 don't just know what they are, but they must be awfully sickly creatures. You never hear of 'em but tbey are dying." Tit-Bits. 0OOOOOO o ooooooo o o o o o o o o o 1 5 for 25c. Call at CLARK'S STUDIO and get some of those nice photos of yourself. 15 for 25 cents. Best finish and sure to please. C. H. CLARK,- o o o o o o 0 o o o o o o o o O Q O o 8 26 Eastern Ave. o o OOOOOOO ooooooo Wagons and Carriages, Heavy and Light, We manufacture all kinds and do all sorts of Repairing, Paint ing and Up holstering. If anyone living within the Village limits will drop us a postal or tele phone to us, we will call for the work and return it, free. CHARLES F. BOYNTON, Portland street, St, Johnsbury, Vt. FOR SALE 1 Six Octave Estey Organ for sale low. 0RA BISHOP, Auctioneer, Mclndoes Falls, Vt- 'General Agency Open' An Old and Prominent Company Renewal Contract Exclusive Territory Low Kates Big Dividends A rare chnnce for a Rood man with or without experience. Address ; LIFE INSURANCE, Drawer No. 70. Hartford, Conn. SCREENS. Door and Window. Piazza Work and Door Hoods. Come in and see me if you think of building a piazza. Perhaps I enn give vou an idea, if not it don't cost anything to talk it over. E. E. GALER, Concord Avenue, St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Drug Store for Sale or Exchange. For Suitable Store In Vermont or N. H. I am doing a good Caxh Business centrally located corner Store, HutuMished over 17 years. No Old Stock no llrukers. Address. C. W. KINDER. 360 Watertown St. Newton, Mas. SEEDS and PLANTS. Alton, Alvsoum, Balnnin, Candytuft, Cor eopsis, Calendula, Mignonette, Morning Glory, Marigolds, Nasturtium, Nicotlna, Pinks, Pansy, Poppy. Petunia, Stocks, Ver bena, Zinnias and many other kinds, 6 packages tor 10c, 13 for 20c. Tomato and cabbage Plants in their season. Sweet Peas 6c. an oz. MRS. L. II. JONES, 10 Oak St. PERFECT BREAD. You will never know what perfect bread is until you have used "HOFFER'S BEST" 4&$m Right at the Busy Time of House-cleaning and general renovation we don't suppose the house-wife will pay very much attention to advertisers, but we shall try to call your attention to nothing but bargains, which look as big as pumpkins on a pear tree. The activity in all of our departments leads us to think we have goods the people want and we are willing to part with them at a fair price. Just a few quotations-A just comparison We get the sale, 1 500Jyds. Fancy Ribbons for Sashes and Neck wear, a late purchase, worth 37V'2C. to 50c. a yd., 25c. a yard. A smaller lot, but all choice and pretty, good 15c. values, our price, 10c. yd. 25 doz. Towels, honeycomb pattern, size 22Vs x 50 inches, 3 for 25c. 100 doz. Ladies' Seamless Fast Black Hose, cheap at 15c, 10c. pair. 5 doz. more La Toska Shirt Waists, all dark colors, 29c. each. 25 doz. Ladies' Silk Gloves, double tips, always sold for 75c, our price, 50c. pair. A lady recently said "I abused those 10c. Ging hams every way I could think of trying to make them fade, but they won't fade." Our $1.00 and $1.50 Petticoats don't have to take anybody's dust on this turnpike. To "resume and continue on." Our Carpet Room is a pretty busy place. These prices which follow ought to make things lively In any locality. 5 patterns Oil Cloth, in widths of 1, P3 and 2 yds., extra quality, 25c. yd. 500 yds. 15c. Straw Matting, 1 lc. yd. 800 Window Shades, on good spring rollers, extra cloth and full size, 25c each. 50 three-fold Screens, regular size, filled with silkoline, $1.25 each. If in need, see our Rugs, Mats, Portieres, Couch Covers, Art Squares and Lace Curtains. Our tremendous stock of Carpets will give you a grand selection and we don't calculate to allow anyone to undersell us. Lougee Bros. The authors of HOW IT LOOKS. The holder of a matured Endowment Policy in the Equitable Society sends the following graphic illustration ol his feelings : "Twenty years ago when I was induced by a persistent agent to take out my Endow ment Policy, the premium looked very large and appeared to me like this : $49.79 While the Endowment, looked at through the wrong end of the telescope of twenty years, appeared like this : $1 ,000.00 Now, my policy has matured, and, coming just when I need money, the result of my policy looks like this : $1,568.02 While, looking back at the annual premiums I have paid, and realizing that they are amounts that would have been saved in no other way, this is the appearance tbey have : $49.79." C. W. Farr or F. B. Stevens, St. Johnsbury, Vermont, OR W. H. S. WHITCOMB, Manager, Equitable BulUUng, loo Church at., BurUnton, Vt. Did You Know That We Keep in Stock Both Rubber and Leather Belting, Lacing, Sheet Pack Ing, both rainbow and rubber, Piston Packing, etc. O. V. HOOKER & SON. FLOUR. Entirely New Process. Ask your Grocer about it. For Sale by E.T.&H. K.IDE, St. Johnsbury. & Smythe, Low Prices for Caledonia County. Agents, IT A THE EAGLE. A Wheel with agood rep utation and a thoroughly up to date wheel and the price Is lower than most high grade wheels. Model 45 and 46 $35.00. Model 50 and 51 $50.00. Call and see this wheel before buying. FLINT BROS., 53 Main St. oooooooo-eooooog Real estate o 8 o o o o o Bargains. o o o WE HAYE THEM, 8 o o 00 LUMBER MILL PLANT for sale. All necessary build ings and equipment. Every thing good. HARDWARE STORE. A good stand and profitable business-Cheap. LAND AND COTTAGES, known as "St. Johnsbury Park," at Lake Memphrema- ' gog. Bargains in Dwellings. $800 up. Lots, $100 up. Now is the time to buy, DON'T BELIEVE US : PROBE THE FACTS. FIRE INSURANCE A SPECIALTY. Half way up and half way down, on the wrong side of Eastern Ave. RICKABY & CO. Already Our Soda IS FAMOUS. Everything else-DITTO, THE STILES DRUG CO. Druggists, Stationers, Ticket Brokers. Hew Avenue House Block, Concord Dye House, Concord, V. II, Garment clennning and dying a specialty. Blankets and Lace Curtains cleansed and rc finished. HARRY H. CARR, Agt. St. Johnsbury. FINE LINE of pattern hats and bonnets at J. M. MILLER'S Millinery Parlors,