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. 7'; COMMENCED AUG. 8, 1837. ST. JOHNSBURY. VERMONT, WEDNESDAY JUNE iil, 1899. VOL. LXI---NO. 3221 FROM JUNE 22. IMMENSE Clearance Sale AT THE BROOKS-TYLER DEPARTMENT STORE, 000 worth of Glass Merchandise m to be Sold at Prices that will insure a speedy Sale of all Spring and Summer goods: Carpets, Wall-paper, Cloaks and Suits, Millinery, Crockery, Clothing and Dry Goods. . . , . . . . , . 1 OOO yards Elegant Muslins yard worth 10c. 12 1 -2c. and 15c. These are the goods you are looking for these warm days. Remember the Sale Price 7c. yard 500 yards Fine Dimities Price 12 l-2c 25 dozen Hose worth 12 l FAST BLACK. 6 1 -2c. Fine Bleached Cotton, Sale Price 4c. 100 Bunches Fine French flowers were 50c, 65c. and 75c. Sale Price to close, 15c. . . We quote these few prices to give you an idea of the great reduction off ered. Economical buyers will benefit by visiting this sale. . , THE BROOKS-TYLER DRY GOODS COMPANY. Physicians. J. M. ALLEN, M. D.. SPECIALIST Surgical and Gynmcologlcal Disease.. Hours, 8-9, 12, 78. Sundays 183, Office nt residence) no. 34 Railroad street, St.Johnsbury, Vt. Telephone No. 62-3. WALTER J. ALDRICH, M. D., Special Attention given to Obstetrics and Diseases of Women. Office in Pythian Block. Residence, 7 Cherry Street. Telephone Connection. DR. J. E. HARTSHORN, Specialist Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat. No. 29 Main St., St. Johnsbury, Vt. E. H. ROSS.M D., Physician and Surgeon. Office and residence, 84 Main Street. Telephone connection. C. A. CRAMTON, M. D. Physician and Surgeon. Er, Nose, Throat and Chest a specialty. . Office, 29 Main St. Residence, St. Johns bury House. Office Hours 9 to 10 a. m., 1 to 8 and t.i , 7 to 8 p. m. telephone at office and residence. Night calls telephoned from office to residence. E. W. HITCHCOCK, M. D. Physician and Surgeon. Office Hours until 9 a. m. : 1 to 2 and 7 to 8 P. m. 0S Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt. PHOTO MOUNT BOARD In Steel Gray, Deep Green and Queen's Gray, are growing in favor. Try them. Cut to any size CALEDONIAN CO. TO JULY 22. and Organdies at 7c. a . worth 18c. to 25c. Sale - 2c. REGULAR MADE, Sale Price 8c. NEW ADS. THIS WEEK. Junk Dealer. A Summer Trip. Teuement to Rent. Colorado Tourists. Sheriff's Sale of Land. A Chat J. C. Stevens. Girl Wanted for Housework. Bicyclists W. W. S. Browne. Furnished Tenement to Rent. Bankruptcy Notice J. H. Drew. Try Stiles' Styles Stiles Drug Co. A Little Money S. A. Moore & Co. Clearance Sale Brooks-Tyler Store. , Advertising Lougee Bros. & Smythe. When You Need Clothes E. D. Steele & Co. Millinery Parlors Closed Mrs. Harrington. Colgate's Toilet Water Brooks-Tyler Store. Commissioner's Notice II. F. Carpenter's Est FRATERNITY MEETINQS. Palestine Commandery, No. 8, K. T. The next Stated and annual Conclave will be held on May 23d. Pbrlbt F. Hazbn, Dblos M. Bacon, Commander. Recorder. Knights of Pythias. Regular convention of Apollo Lodge No. 2 Tuesday night, June 20. J. C. Btbvbns, Chancellor Commander. . M. Cushman, Keeper of Records and Seal. WEATHER RECORD. At Bingham's Drug Store, for the week ndlng Tune 13, 1899, Highest Lowest Wednesday 84 65 Thursday 79 B4 Friday 73 62 Saturday 07 43 Sunday 78 37 Monday 71 40 Tuesday 86 67 Lnlversallst Convention. The 96th annual session of tbe North ern Association of Universalists is to be held at the new church at Lyndonville, June 27-29. The convention opens Tues day evening with an address by Rev. I. P, Booth, The conference meeting Wed nesday will be led by Rev. H. L. Veazey. Addresses will be given during the con vention by Rev. Edward Smiley, Rev. E. V. Stevens, Rev. W. A. Rendu, Mrs. C. E. Randall, Rev. F. L. Carrier and Rev. H. E. Benton. Quite a large delegation will attend from here. LOCAL QATHERINQS. . I The regular meeting of the W. C. T. U. will be held in the Y. M. C. A. parlors next Tuesday alternoon at 3 o'clock. Louis Beaudoin has bought a dwell ng house of Joseph Drouin at the north end of Railroad street and moved into it last week. " Quite a number of the G. A. R. and some members of the W. R. C. went to Montreal yesterday morning to attend the Grand Encampment. The Village trustees have purchased a steam road roller weighing about 13 tons in exchange for the small roller now in use on Eastern Avenue, and expect it to be here ready for use the last of the week. The W. C. T. U. is meeting with grat ifying success in their undertaking to fur nish a reading room at the Town Farm. They wish, through the columns of the Caledonian, to thank those outside the W. C. T. U., who have so kindly assisted them. A few days ago a train was almost stopped by caterpillars about a mile and a half above St. Johnsbury Centre. They make the track so slippery that it is sometimes impossible for the wheels to make any progress until the rails are thoroughly sanded. H. A. Stanley drove his chestnut mare Susan in the races at Newport last Friday. He entered the 2.22 class and came out second in the first heat, making the half mile in 1.08. It was a fast race for the mare and she finished third in both the other heats. The Woman's Christian Temperance Union will serve one of their excellent suppers next Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 o'clock, in the vestry of the Free Baptist church. A short musical enter tainment will be furnished. Ev.ery one is invited. Price 15 cents. Parties from the village will hold a gospel meeting next Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock in the scboolhouse in the Stark neighborhood. This meeting will be held for the purpose of starting a series of gospel meetings or organizing a per manent Sunday school. All people in that vicinity are cordially and earnestly invited to pttmA - - Advertised letters at the post office for the week ending June 17 : Bell, Miss Alma; Bradshaw, Miss Emma; Camp bell, Miss Lillian; Gray, Miss Nellie E.J McLean, Mrs. John ; Wentworth, Mrs Laura S. ; Wood, Mrs. Ella; Woodbury, Mrs. Fanny; Bell, Allen C; Burchel, William; Elliott, A. R.; Gray, M. L.; Mason, O. R.; McDonald, Joe; Ranney, J-J- Mrs. Wm. Ncwgent took her Sunday school class of 14 young ladies to "Lake side Resort" last Saturday for an outing, They went in Morrill's barge, took pro vision and had an excellent dinner on the grounds. They went on the lake in the little steamer, and then in row-boats fishing; played croquet and other games and drove home by moonlight. The girls all declare it to be tbe jolliest and best time they ever had. Fourth of July. Arrangements have been made for a celebration here the Fourth of July and efficient committees have been appointed. There is to be a band tournament in which it is expected that the St.Johnsbury Band and the Victoria Band of Sher- brook will participate; other features of the forenoon's programme being a bicycle parade and horribles. In the afternoon there will be horse trots at the Fair Ground and fire works in the evening. The committees appointed are the following: Bicycle Parade: Carl H. Turner, C. T. Ranlet, C. H. Clarke, J. H. Brooks, Mrs. A. J. Corriveau, Mrs. J. F. Boles, Rebecca Bullard and Elsinore Brock. Horribles : Fred W. Estabrooks, Wm. McLaughlin and O. S. Abbott. Fireworks: F. H. Brooks, L. N. Smythe, C. C. Bingham and J. S. Weeks. Financial : C. W. Ruiter, G. E. Woods and Homer E. Smith. Transportation and Advertising: Dr. T. R. Stiles, 0. H. Henderson, L. B. Boynton, W. C. Tyler and .George H. Cross. Special effort is being made to have Troop F with us which it is hoped will meet with success. The committees and all interested are asked to meet at the Board of Trade rooms Thursday evening at 7 o'clock to perfect the arrangements already in progress. School Notes. The small rural schools and the pri mary schools, except those having lost time to make up, closed last week Fri day. All the other schools will close on Thursday next. The members of the ninth grade from all the schools will meet for their closing exercises at the Summer street school on Thursday at 2 o'clock. There will be essays, recitations, and music by the class, and addresses by Rev. G. W. Hunt and the chairman of the board of school directors. About 40 pupils will receive certificates entitling the holders to four years tuition in the Academy. Friends of the pupils are invited to be present at the closing exercises. QOLDEN WEDD1NQ. Mr. nod Mrs. Holon B. Wright Reach their Fiftieth Anniversary. "Four Corners" had the rare honor to have a golden wedding last Saturday and the event was very properly and appropriately celebrated. Tbe home of Mr. and Mrs. Solon B. Wright was invaded in the evening by about 100 friends and neighbors and hearty con gratulations were extended to both parties over their golden milestone. After an hour of social greetings, on behalf of the assembled company and many others who could not be present, E. H. Hallett of St. Johnsbury Center made a graceful presentation speech and Mr. Wright responded very feelingly. The gifts which were left consisted of a handsome easy chair, a banquet lamp, a French clock, $50 in gold from the children and near relatives, a pair of gold-bowed spectacles for the grandfather from the grandchildren, individual pieces of ster ling silver and beautiful flowers from St. Johnsbury conservatories. After all had looked at these beautilul gifts substan tial refreshments were served and the guests left be'fore Sunday morning, wish ing both Mr. and Mrs. Wright many more happy yeara together. Mr. Wright ia 72 years old and a native of Thetford. Mrs. Abbie B, (Trefren) Wright ia 73 years old and was born in this town. With the excep tion of about five years' residence in Lyndon, she has always lived in her native town. They were married June 17, 1849, by Rev. William B. Bond, the third pastor of the North Congrega tional church, of which church Mrs, Wright has long been a member. They lived on the "Plain" at that time and it was very different from what it is today Tbe only houses now standing which were built when they were married are the Hallett house at the head of the Plain and the Judge Paddock house, now occupied by Mrs. James Taylor. The only house on Railroad street was a farmhouse belonging to Joseph P. Fair banks. The Passumpsic railroad was then in course of construction and Mrs. Wright well remembers the time when it reached St. Johnsbury and then pushed its way north toward Newport. At the time of their marriage Mr. Wright was employed in the scale shops and they lived on the Plain for about a dozen years. Thirty-six years ago they moved to their present sightly home at "Four Corners," which was one of the oldest houses in town; It was the house built by William C. Armoid, the son of Dr. Jonathan Arnold, tbe founder of St, Johnsbury. The house was strongly built of pine timbers brought at a great distance and Capt. William Arnold, the grandfather of Lyndon Arnold, was born in this house. Here Mr. Wright has tilled a larm ol 70 acres and both he and his wife have put in many years of hard work incident to farm life. They have two sons, both of whom work in the scale works. George Wright lives above fair banks village and has a wife and four children. Guy C. Wright lives on the home farm and has a wife and three children. The children and all the grandchildren were at the old homestead on Saturday to extend congratulations upon the happy event. Mr. Wright often comes to town to market his produce and is a typical Vermont farmer. He has never held any public office except to serve on the district school committee under the district system. The Caledonian extends coneratu lations to Mr. and Mrs. Wright and joins with a host of friends in wishing tnem many more anniversaries. Dedication and Concert. Below is the order of exercises of the dedication of Brightlook Hospital which are to be held Friday evening at 7.45 o'clock. Music is to be furnished by the St. Johnsbury Band. Music, "Charity," Mahogany Quar tette. Remarks by the President, Col. T. C. Fletcher. Prayer, Rev. Geo. W. Hunt. Dedicatory Poem, Rev. Geo. W. Pat terson. Remarks by H. N, Turner. Music. Remarks by Dr. W. J. Aldrich and Dr. E. W. Hitchcock. Music by the Band. To be followed by the benefit concert. The music is under the direction of Mrs. P. F. Hazen. The grounds will be brilliantly illuminated by arc lights gra tuitously furnished by the St. Johnsbury Electric Co., and there will be booths for the sale of ice cream, cake, lemonade, candy, etc., and it is hoped that these departments will be generously patron ized by those who attend. A large number of tickets have been sold, which will admit people to the grounds. to the inspection of the hospital and to the enjoyment of the benefit concert and music by the band. In addition to the sum realized from the sale of tickets, it ia expected that that sum will be quite largely increased by the sale of articles from the booths which are in charge of the ladies. Base Ball Notes. The Academy team beat the Village team Saturday in a game full of errors and loose plays. The only features were the batting of Moore and Fairbanks. Monrlflv nftprnnnn thp iraildmiH ..Vll UViltH-U played a return game with the Kimball Union Academy on the 'campus. The Pflmi was wMI nlcivrl nn rmfh uiAna aA but for errors at critical times St. T. A. . ..i-s . wouia nave won. a ugntmng double bv Tenness and Carnenter won tin. feature. The last game in the Academy schedule will be the annual alumni era mo nn fV. campus Friday afternoon at 3 p. m. RECENT DEATHS. Blnke. Mrs. George H. Blake, wife of the late editor of the Barton Monitor, died Sun day morning at 2 o'clock at Burlington, where she went twelve weeks ago for a surgical operation. Owing to unlooked for complications Mrs. Blake gradually failed until her death. Mrs. Blake was the daughter of S. C. and Mary W. Burn ham of Woodbury, where she was born Nov. 10, 1843. Thirty yeara ago she married George H. Blake and five years after they moved to Barton, where she has since resided. She has been a valued member of the Methodist church for many years and has always taken an active part in the church affairs. She was a kind neighbor and a faithful friend and will be sincerely mourned. She leaves one daughter, Mary, wife of W, S. Jacobs, tbe present editor of the Barton Monitor, a granddaughter, Frances Jacobs, a Bis ter, Mrs. Sarah Stone of St. Johnsbury, and a brother, Alfred Burn ham of Sutton. Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs and Mrs. Stone were with Mrs. Blake during tbe last hours of her illness. The funeral will be held at Barton this alternoon. Johnson. The many ftiends in Barton and St. Johnsbury will be saddened to learn of the death of Miss Julia Johnson. She had been ill since March and passed away at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Robinson, at Jacksonville, Florida, June 10. She was born at St. Johnsbury Center, in October 1838. She resided in Barton for 32 yeara. Her mother, Mrs Mary C.Johnson, now 92 years of age, will be pleasantly remembered by her friends at tbe north as a very cnthusias tic and efficient worker in church and Sunday school. The aged mother and two daughters, Mary and Louise, sur vive her and have their home with Mrs Robinson, who is the widow of the late Solon Robinson at one time associate ed itor with Horace Greeley in the New York Tribune. All of Miss Johnson's acquaintances can testify to the quiet patience and fidel ity with which she did whatever her bands found to do. "Beautiful hands are those that do Work that is earnest and brave and true Moment by moment the long day through." Kelly. Wilbur Fiskc Kelley, who died at his residence in Lynn, Mass., Thursday miorning, was one of the best known paper salesmen in the eastern states. He was formerly employed by F. M. Spauld ing & Co., of Boston, but of recent years has been acting as selling agent for sev eral of the mote prominent paper mills, i! 1 l .1. - n r . ifti t- particularly cne cenin mnis to. or rort land, Me. He was particularly adapted to his business being ol the strictest in tegrity, of very genial nature and ex tremely popular with his large class of patrons. Mr. Kelley was born in St. Johnsbury, and was nearly 47 years of age. He had resided in Lynn about nine years. He was a member of St. Johnsbury Lodge F. & A. M. He had been sick only two days, having had an operation on Tues day and died of congestion of the brain. He leaves beside the widow one sister and four brothers, Mrs. Dr. Moore of Provinceto wn, Mass., Henry of St. Johns bury Center, Harvey of St. Johnsbury, Levi ol Holland and George I. of Lynn. Funeral services were held at Lynn, Fri day afternoon and the interment took place at St. Johnsbury Center Saturday afternoon. Many floral tokens testified to the high esteem in which the deceased was held. Scully. Louise Chamberlain Scully, widow of the late John Scully and daughter of Ephraim and Mary A. Chamberlain, late ot Lincoln, III., died at Northampton, Mass., May 29. She was born at Lyndon, April 26, 1852, and went to Lincoln with her parents in 1865, where she has since made her home, with the exception of a few years, having lived at Northampton only about a year. On June 16, 1880 she married John Scully of Lincoln, a man of high business and social qualifications. He died April 4, 1885 leaving two children. After her husband's death she devoted her entire time to the education and care of her children. Of her brothers and sisters, Mrs. John A. Lutz of Lincoln and Ed ward C. Chamberlain of St. Louis, alone Burvive. All who entered Mrs. Scully's home socially, at once recognized in her the cultured lady and charming hostess. On leaving school she continued to be instructed in art and literature. By in tuition and instinct as well aa by self preparation and education, she was an artist and artistic in the highest and best sense. Her religious views were illumined by a lofty ideality and in the discharge of her religious duties she practiced that charity which she believed to be the greatest of Christian virtues. For drand Army Veterans. The annual reunion of the Vermont Department of the Grand Army Republic is to be held in Montreal, and everything points to a big demonstration. Tbe boys always have a good time, and a meeting in Montreal ought to result in a round of pleasures, the like of which is seldom equalled. Low rate tickets to Montreal good going June 19th to 21st, inclusive, and good returning June 22d to 26th are on sale at all stations Brat tleboro to Newport, Vt., inclusive, and special train for Montreal left Brattle boro on Tuesday, June 20th, at 7.00 a. m. stopping at intermediate points. This is an excellent opportunity for an outing at small cost, and you want to ask your nearest ticket agent about rates and trains. It will cost you nothing for the information. SPECIAL TOWN MEETING. The Huiiiuicrville Ilridge Question is Referred to Mpecinl Committee and the Meeting Adjourned two Weeks A Ruling by the Moderator Creates an Uproar. The special town meeting last Satur day afternoon in the Town Hall called out a large attendance and both sides of the proposed Summerville bridge were given a hearing. Towards the close of the debate the decision of the moderator, Alexander Dunnett, that Mr. Orcutt'b motion was carried and that the matter was therefore postponed to a subsequent meeting, created some sharp debate and left the meeting in an uproar. Consider ing the closeness of the yea and nay vote the Caledonian is surprised that the moderator, who has always shown such fairness and good judgment in town meetings, did not divide the house or take some other means to satisfy the opponents of Mr. Orcutt's motion as to which side had won. ' The call for the meeting was read by the clerk sM the first article was in relation to rebuilding the scboolhouse at Pierce's mill, so-called. On motion of Col. T. C. Fletcher, and amended by Senator Ross, it was voted to authorize the town school directors to rebuild the scboolhouse at a cost not to exceed $600. Artiele 2 was as follows : "To see what action the voters will take in regardto the proposed construc tion of a bridge or viaduct on Portland street, in said town, from a point west of the track of the Connecticut & Pas sumpsic division of the Boston & Maine railroad extending easterly over said tracks, and over the tracks of the St. Johnsbury & Lake Champlam rail road, and tbe rassurapstc river, to a point nearly opposite the dwelling house ot John N. bale on said street. Lawyer Montgomery introduced resolution authorizing the selectmen to build the bridge, provided it did not cost over $40,000, and further provided that the railroad companies should pay or be made to pay their fair proportion of the construction. Mr. Montgomery explained the con struction of the bridge, with an iron spur costing $2000 for St. Mary's street, said the article in last week's Caledonian was largely untrue and referred in closing to the accidents that had occurred at the crossings and especially to the one that caused the death of F. V. Powers. E. L. Hovey also thought the Cale donian article was very unfair and briefly explained the bridge that the Pittsburg Bridge Co. had offered to build. He said the talk about our large funded debt driving people from town was all moon shine. Twenty-five years ago we had a debt of $1 80,000 ; today the debt is only half as much and in the meantime our grand list has doubled. Capt. Hovey closed his address with a burst of elo quence for the future of Summerville. Lawyer Slack presented the figures furnished the selectmen by the Boston Bridge Works. They would not build the bridge for less than $55,000 and would have a double deck crossing the river to accommodate Bay street. ' A single deck bridge could be built for $4000 less and if they could use the old abutments on the river tkey could save $4500 more. This firm considered the spur to St. Mary's street a wild cat scheme. Mr. Slack asked the voters if they wanted to spend $50,000 in the face of their present indebtedness. George H. Cross said the Pittsburg Bridge Co. was a perfectly reliable firm and he backed up Capt. Hovey's state ment as to the cost of the bridge. E. D. Blodgett presented a detailed statement of the indebtedness of the town and village. Lieut. Govr2ites made an eloquent speech in favor of the resolution. He considered the old debt a benefit to the town and said every year had seen some progress. He thought it was a disgrace and shame for a village like St. Johns bury to have such a causeway as now exists. Lawyer Montgomery took up the question of land damages and figured that they would be comparatively small. He thought Mr. Gagner's claim would be the heaviest and that there would be no damage to Bay street. The railroad commissioners would assess the railroads 60 per cent of the cost of the bridge over the tracks, which would make the bridge cost the town about $12,000 less. Civil Engineer Williams ot the Boston & Maine road said it was his firm belief that the bridge would cost over $50,000 and probably $55,000. A bridge built according to his plan would take care of St. Mary street and have a double deck across the river. Senator Ross thought the resolution ought to be more definite and wanted to know whether the voters of today paid it or left it for unborn generations. He did not believe in the latter policy at all. E. P. Allen thought the bridge was a a good thing, but did not believe the town could afford it. He favored widen ing the underpass, throwing up the road that crossed the tracks from Railroad street and giving the land to Ryan and Woodbury. He said this scheme would cost the town from $5000 to $10,000. O. W. Orcutt said the Pittsburg Bridge Co. were furnishing steel bridges for Egypt, Japan and China and they ought to be competent to build one for St. Johnsbury. He favored the scheme but agreed with Senator Ross that it was too vague at this time. He moved to refer the whole matter to a committee of five to report at a future meeting. Lawyer Montgomery opposed this on the ground that the friends of the bridge wanted an expression of opinion today. Gov. Bates said if Mr. Orcutt's motion prevailed it would kill the whole scheme. John McDonald favored the motion and Dr. Bullard opposed it. Elmore T. Ide made a strong plea for Bay street, which he changed from a mud hole to a street bordered with industries. He was surprised to hear today that he had no claim for damages if they closed Bay street and reminded the voters that he helped build the street and the town in accepting it had guaran teed they would protect bis property. lhe moderator called for ayea and nay vote on Mr. Orcutt's motion and declared it carried. Cries of "ballot" went up from all over the ball, but the chair stood firm and announced that the committee were 0. W. Orcutt, H. N. Turner, C. H. Stevens, George Ranney, A . H. McLeod. The moderator then declared a motion in order to fix the time for the report of the committee and declined to entertain Mr. Montgomery's resolution. Dr. Bullard vociferously appealed from the decision of the chair, called for a new chair man and moved that Senator Ross be made chairman of the meeting. The chair declared Dr. Bullard out of order and declared the appeal from the decision lost after a yea and nay vote. On motion of Lawyer Slack the meet ing then adjourned until Saturday, July 1, at 2 o'clock. Among the Churches. The pulpit of tbe South church was very ably supplied last Sunday morning by Rev. Dr. Ozora S. Davis of Spring field, the pastor exchanging with him for that day. Next Sunday Rev. Charles H. Oliphant of Methuen, Mass., will preach there. Rev. William C. Merrill, pastor of the First Congregational church at Lynn, Mass., closed his supply with tbe North church last Sunday. During the two months that he has occupied the pnlpit he has made many new friends and given excellent satisfaction. The pulpit will be supplied next Sunday by one of the Dart mouth College professors. In the absence of the regular organist the North church organ was played last Sunday morning by Earnest L. Clark. He gave excellent satisfaction and pro poses to take a course in organ study next winter. An enjoyable feature of the service at the South church last Sunday morning was the offertory which consisted of a violin solo played by Miss Isabel Mon teith who is visiting relatives in town. First Church of Christ, Scientist. Ser vices at 10.45. Subject, "Christian Science." Children's Sunday school at 12 m. Wednesday evening meeting at 7.30. Reading room open Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 5. The L. M.L.of the Free Baptist church will hold a sociable and entertainment at the vestry ot the church Thursday evening, June 22. Every one invited. At the Church of the Messiah next Sunday morning the pastor will speak upon "Where we got our Bible ?" Children's Day will be observed at the Free Baptist church next Sunday morn ing by an appropriate sermon from the pastor, and other exercises. The young people of the Free Baptist church will have a sociable in the vestry of that church on Thursday evening, June 22. All are invited. The roll call meeting of the first Bap tist church last Wednesday evening was well attended and of a very interesting character. More than one-half of the church members responded by voice or letter. A bountiful and excellent colla tion of ice cream and cake was served at the close ol the exercises. The annual meeting of the Danville As sociation with which the Baptist church of this town is connected, will hold its session with the Baptist church in North Troy, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs day of this week. The delegates of the local church to these meetings are the pastor, Dea. L. B. Badger, Mrs. A. C. Hussey, Mrs. S. J. Dudley, Mrs. C. B. Ingalls and Mrs. 0. V. Hooker. The Wednesday evening meeting of this church will be omitted this week on ac count of the nssociational meetings. Tbe pastor is expected to preach next Sunday morning and evening. At the Methodist church in the morn ing the pastor will continue the discus sion of the subject of last Sunday, "Ia there life beyond the crave?" In the evening the subject of his lecture will be "Tbe Queen of Sheba and her visit to King Solomon." On Sunday evening, July 2. a patriotic service will be held in the Grace Metho dist church. Cbamberlin Post, G. A. R., have been invited by the pastor to at tend and have signified their acceptance. Special music has been provided and the subject of the pastor's address will be. "Our Country." The Ladies Society of the Methodist church have elected the following officers for the ensuing year: President, Mrs. Levi Cramer; vice president, Mrs. Frank B. Weeks ; secretary and treasurer, Mrs. J. Williams; assistant, Mrs. S. D. At wood; directress, Mrs. T. Underwood, Mrs. Harry Blodgett, Mrs. C. H. Turner.