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ST. JOHNSBURY. VERMONT, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1899. VOL. LXIII NO. 3252 Business Cards. Physicians. J. M.ALLEN, M. D.. HFKCULINr Surgical and Gynaicologlcal Diseases. Hours, 89, 12, 78. Sundays 138, Oft ce at residence no. 84 Kailroad street, St. Johnsbury. Vt Telephone No. 62-8. WALTER J. ALDRICH, M. D., Special Attenlla given to Obstetrica aad Viaeaaea of Women, OiBce in Pythian Block. Residence, 7 Cherry street, i eiepnone connection. DR. J. E. HARTSHORN, peclaliat Kjre, Ear, N.i and Threat. No. 29 Main St.. St. Johnsbury, Vt. ' E. H. ROSS.M D., Physician aad Margeaa, Office and residence, 84 Main Street. Telephone connection C. A. CRAMTON, M. D. Payaiciaa aad Margeoa. Specialist, Er, NtM,Thrral aad Cheat. Office, 29 Main St. Residence, St. Johns bury House. Office Hours 9 to 10 a. ra,, 1 to 3 and 7 to 8 p. m. Telephone at office and residence. Night calls telephoned from office to residence. The Brooks-Tyler I t'ennoitmsi Dry Goods Co. special effert LOCAL QATHERINQS. oooooo40 An original widow's pension of $8 has recently been allowed Mrs. Julia R. Penn of this town. vation Army is making a r . tr.ir T- . 1 special encrt lor me success oi oc ucumi week which is close at hand. Chamberlin W. R. C. will have a sale of useful and fancy articles at G. A. R. Hall the last of this mouth. S. D. Atwood is making extensive re pairs in his store preparatory to an in creased candy and catering business. The Lake road and the Passumpsic division of the Boston & Maine run their BLANKETS. The frosty touch of the fall air turns the housekeeper's thoughts to buying blankets, We are showing them in rare values in all J.- V inUnn Vio flnfloT. nf ihihfnrnifl. Wool annual poultry train to the Boston mar- ' kets on Friday, Nov. 24. JJianaeiB, - - - The gentlemen of the South church Two cases Good Cotton and Wool White Blankets, worth 60c, Berved a turkey supper in the parlors Other value, at $1, $1.50, $2, $2.50, $3, S.SSlXiSl The degree will be conferred at the our price, 44c. $3,75, $4, $425, $5, $6 and $9. E. D. W. HITCHCOCK, M. Physician aad Burgeon. Office Hours until 9 a. m. : 1 to 2 and 7 to 8 p. m. 105 RaHroad Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt. DR. H. BUSS. Veterinary Margeaa. Graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College. Office 118 Railroad Street. Pentium. DR. T. J. WALSH, Deatial. Crown and Bridge Work a Specialty. B9 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury, Vt. DR. J. L. PERKINS, Dentin. Comer Main Street .and Eastern Avenue. DR. C. F. CHENEY, Deatial, Pythian Building. St. Johnsbury. Insurance Agent. CRAWFORD RANNEY. Vln. Life. Accideal aad Plate Glass laaaraacc. alaa Krai Eatate Pythian Building, St. Johnsbury, Vt MOORE & CO., Fire, Life aad Accideat laaaraace. Steam Boiler, Plate Glass, Elevator and Em ployers' Liability Insurance. Dealers ia tea I. S2 Eastern Ave.. St. Johnsbury, Vt. RICKABY & CO., Fire, Life, Accideat aad Plale Olaas laaaraace. Heal Ealale. 80 Eastern Avenue. St. Johnsbury. Vt. THE VERMONT MUTUAL FIRE IN SURANCE CO. The Best. W. C. LEWIS, Agent. Bt Tnhnnhtirv. Vermont. next meeting of Olive Branch Rebekah Lodge, No. 4, Tuesday evening, Nov. 21. All the officers are requested to be present. Owners of horses will be interested to learn that they can get them clipped at the St Johnsbury House livery stable. Mr. Jones has clipped over thirty horses this season. The District meeting of the Order of Pootorn Smr will be held at Brad lord nnt.Arl hfifnrft the advance On COttOn goods1 Fridav afternoon and evening. Nov. 24. iUDttUJ 1V1 UUU UV iWUM wwww ww-v-w w I j r . i i. . .1 3. -a ii.. o HOV5n nrW Further oarticulars will be givi week's paper. BEDSPREADS For Single or Double Beds, from 72o, to $4,00, Sheets and Pillow Cases or use at nrices quoted before the advance on cottoi We oannot duplicate these goods at the prioes we are asking today. one of the plaintiff's attorneys, an oppor tunity to be present. This case was tried a year ago and the jury disagreed. The motion for a struck jury is by the defendant. Mystic Club Notes. President Hastings has completed ar rangements for the tournament with the Lyndon Club and it is expected that the first gnmes will be played at Lyndonville Nov. 22. The tollowing players will participate in the tournament from the Mystic Club: WHIBT. 1st Division 2nd Division Simonds and Stiles Dunnett and Campbell Boynton and Taylor Bundy and htanlcy Ritchie and Frje Gasklll and Morse BILLIARDS. 1st Class 2nd Class O. W. Chase D. E. Porter C. 8. Hastings S. A. Moore C. H. Horton A. Borland John Rickaby John Toussant The Club has been looking lor over a year for better quarters to accommodate its growing membership and they hope to secure the vacant rooms in the Y. M C. A. building which have previously rl hv the Association. This is a most desirable location and in such a place the club would soon become one of the institutions ot the town. The Club will have another smoke talk on Friday evening when the editor of the Caledonian will tell sometmng aoout his foreign trip from the theme "lue Humors of a European Trip. : given in next Ladies' Ready-Made Suits and Jackets. Our line is complete. The style is perfect. We guarantee the fit. The prices are from $5.00 to $25.00. We have just reoeived a new line of LADIES' AND MISSES' MACKINTOSHES in all colors and izef. You should see our Wine Colored Mackintoshes at $3.50. MUHiCHl. ALICE E. HALL. Piano laalruetion. 32 Main St., St. Johnsbury. Vt. PROF. C. W. PICKELLS. Lessens ia Hinging, Pinao, Orgaa, aad Iliirnionr. The Burton House or St. Andrew's Parish Room. Vermont. Harry H. Carr's tailoring establish ment is undergoing extensive repairs and Mr. Carr will stock up with fall suitings this week. He already reports an excel lent fall trade. A special teachers' examination is to be held at the Summer street schoolhouse Friday and Saturday, Nov. 24 and 25, beginning at 9 o'clock. For further in formation see our advertising columns. 0. H. Henderson has secured the agency for this section for the excursions of the European Tourist Company to the Paris exposition. The Parisians expect that sixty million people will visit the exposition next year. The auction of the W. C. Warner estate was held last Saturday with Burns Gammell as aucnoneer. The store and land was sold to Dr. R. W. Warner for $1200 and the goods brought iair prices for an auction sale. State's Attorney Slack was in Sutton . ,i 1-Jiao Mondav to investigate a tuiupmi... is at its height and never before have we been able to give tne laaies aRainst- two boy8i Joseph Masuer and . - . . 1 ' .L .nn!rv o4iofaninn a a WO TlA VA o:i- T n ntnir Inr sroalinir leflfi nine to of St. Jonnsburv ana vicinity buuu gumuuo ouiiiu.iu . Um..u -"-". ui unguuusuuj rf o The boys pleaded guilty before a A Trip to Norway. The Star course opened in Music Hall last Thursday evening with an illustrated lecture on Norway by Mr. Roberson. Those who beard him in the course last year pronounced his pictures the finest ever seen in St. Johnsbury, and bis views in this lecture of the cities of Norway, its mountain scenery and the rugged coast were beautiful. Many of them were colored, which added much to their effec tiveness. Mr. Roberson is thoroughly in love with Norway and its people and all who heard him will have a deeper inter est in the life and future of the Scandina vian people. The lecturer was eraceiuuy incruuuecu by Prof. D. Y. Comstock and the lecture was a successlul opening ol what will be a strone and nooular course. The next entertainment comes on Thursday, Nov 23 nnd will be a concert by the great prima donna, Ett.ma Juch, and the Kaltenborn string quartette. ODR MILLINERY DEPARTMENT this fall. St. Johnsbury. CEO. C. FELCH, Piaaafarie Tuning aad Kegulnt.ag. ft Cherry Street. St. Johnsbury, Vt. ANNIE B. DANIELS, Oradaate Taaing Depnrtnieal New Eaglaad I'oasrrvatory. Pianos and Organs tuned and repaired. 21 Main Street. ,8V1Joh1n8b,,,7 Orders left with B. Frank Harris will re ccWc prompt attention. Trained JViirsoi. MISS ALICE BAKER, fJraduate of the Providence, R. I., Hospital. 2 Clift Street. St. Johnsbury, Vt. Attorneys. DAVID E. PORTER, Aitoraey at I,nw. Office, Republican Block. Eastern Ave. WENDELL P. STAFFORD, Aitoraey at Law, V.ank Block, over Post Office. St. Johnsbury BATES, MAY & SIMONDS, Aitoraeys al Law, t9 Eastern Ave. St Johnsbury DUNNETT & SLACK, Atioraeys at Law, Bank Block. St. Johnsbury, Vt. ALBERT PERLEY, Attoraey-at.I.aw, oooooo Hard wick, Vermont. MHcbinlstM. LYMAN S. HOOKER Solicits Machine Job Work. Llf?" chinerv and model work a specin t) . MILL ST., ST. JOHNSHT'KV. VT. The Brooks-Tyler Dry Goods Co. Mucin Hall. ST. JOHNSBURY LECTURE COURSE, 1899-1900. RARE MUSICAL TREAT! Thursday, Nov. 23, at 8 p. m. CRAWD CONCERT. Madame EffllWA JUCH The Famous Prima Donna Soprano, and the KALTENBORN STRING QUARTETTE A Box of Honkeys. This very clever little farce was thoroughly enjoyed by those present at Pythian hall Friday evening, the partici pants acting the parts so well as to make an hour of continuous pleasure, and the whole a decided success. Following the entertainment a chafing-dish supper was prepared by these gentlemen : Henry C Caledonia County C. E. Union The eighth annual convention of Hie Caledonia County Christian Endeavor Union was held at the Congregational church St. Johnsbury Center, Nov. 7 and 8. At the opening session on Tuesday evening, Miss Myrtic Graham, of East St. Johnsbury, spoke on her work among the negroes of the South and especially in Savannah, Georgia. The Rev. M. A. Farren gave a very important and lorce ful address on "Christian Endeavor to day and to-morrow," in which he sug gested some lorms of work in which the local societies might profitably exercise themselves. A service of prayer was held at seven o'clock, Wednesday morning, led by Mr. Rogers, of Haverhill, N. H., which was attended by nearly twenty persons and was deeply interesting At the forenoon session reports were presented by the various officers and committees showing that the work of the Union had been carried on success fully during the past year. The treasurer reported a satisfactory balance on hand. Mrs. J. VV. Sault, of St. Johnsbury, read a timely and suggestive paper on "Open Doors lor Christian Endeavor," which deserves a wider hearing and careful at tention. A thoughtful paper, written by Miss Fannie Russell, also of St. Johns bury, on the topic, "Work where Christ tells you to," was read by Mr. Rogers. Miss Jennie A. Gale nave a most search ing and stimulating addresson "Personal work with the unconverted," and this tvnn followed hv the Rev. Edward I. . j Fairbanks, D D., in an address, full ot deen sointual succcstiveness on, ine riant use ot tne -uuict nour. At the opening of the alternoon session officers for the ensuing year were elected as follows: President, Rev. M. A. Farren, Lvndon: vice oresidents, Riv. L. IJ. K Menchem. Passumpsic; and Miss Hattie A. Parker. Sheffield : secretary and treas urer, Miss Helen L.Graves, St. Johnsbury Center. Mrs. T. W. Sault was chosen chairman ol the press committee, Mrs. F. Preston, of Danville, of the missionary committee, and Mr. A. C. Cummings, ot at. lonns hnrv. of the cood citizenship committee, Miss Grahum and Miss Gale presented the interests ol the junior department in a very helpiul and encouraging manner Mrs. G. A. Downev. of Lyndon Center made a st.ronir nlca for the work in be half ol Foreign Missions, and Miss Ober, nl Rant Norlllfipld. MflRS.. BMVe O """V instructive and thrilling account of her work among the mountain whites, ol Eastern Kentucky. The convention closed on Wednesday evening, at which time Mr. A. C. Cummings, of St. Johns bury Acncemy, read a paper on the sub Church Notes. First Church of Christ, Scientist. Odd Fellows' block. Morning service at 10.45. Sul'jrct, "Ancient and Modern Necroman cy ; or Mesmerism and Hypnotism." Sun day school following the morning service. Wednesday evening meeting at 7.30. Readirg room open Wednesday and Thursday from 2 to 5. Those in attend ance will be pleased to see anyone who wishes toenquireabout Chrietain Science. Rev. Lorcn G. Webster, of Holderness, N. II., preached two very able sermons at St. Andtew's church last Sunday. Subject of discourse at Grace Metho dist church Sunday morning will be "Why has the world not been Christian ized during 1900 years." Lecture in the evening, subject, "How Samson lost his strength." Elder Adkins wi'l speak next Sunday night at G. A. R. Hall on the "Gospel of Health," illustrated with charts How does our living effect our future destiny. At the Free Baptist church the pastor's subject next Sunday morning will be, Hinderers or Helpers f All are invieea. The new stations of the cross for St. Alovsius church have been received and placed in position. They are quite an addition and add much to the beauty of the church. Last Sunday Rev. Dr. Edward T. Fairbanks began a series of Sunday even ing addresses ot mucn interest, at euc South church, on "ine BiDie as mc Revealed Word of God to Man." Notwithstanding the unfavorable weather the "Bible Day" services at the First Baptist church last bunday were well attended and of a very interesting character. The children rendered the concert programme very finely in the evening and won mucn praise irora tne hearers. A good sized collection was taken fori he Bible and Publishingsociety. The Ladies' Industrial society will meet with Mrs. Hurlbutt Thursday at 1 p. m. The Ladir s' Universalist Social Circle will meet with Miss Carrie Underwood next Thursday alternoon. The Universalist society have hired Rev. I. P. Quimby for a time and services will be held regularly here, at St. Johns bury Center and West Concord. The North church pulpit was ably sup plied last Sunday by Rev. Edward P. Terhune of Pompton, N. J., who will preach there lor the next few Sundays. ject "Is Christian umicnvor msing us usefulness to the church?" and an im pressive address was given by Dea. C. W. Osgood, of Bellows Falls. The attendance was large and tne in justice and paid their fines. Remember the Dewey pictures at the Opera House tonight and tomorrow night. In addition t j the New York and Washington celebrations will be shown the celebration in Boston and the laying of the corner stone at Northfield. That old and reliable company, the National Life Insurance Company, of Montpelier, is the first in the field with a 1900 calendar and their general agent, V. W. Sprague, is giving them a generous distribution among the many policy holders in this section. Advertised letters for the week end ing Nov. 11; Jeffers, Miss Rose A.; Nolan, Miss Sarah; Wheeler, Mrs. Thad deus B.; Wiggins, Mrs. Alton; Davidson, G. E.; Marggraff, Rev. E. E.; Morris, Fred; Mclssaac, John; McCasey, John; Ritchie, David; Russell, F. 12.; Hall, James B., or Albee, Ira J. Green Mountain Lodge N. E. O. P. will hold their regular meeting on Friday evening, Nov. 17, and the Grand Warden of Vermont is expected to be present. A musical entertainment has been ar ranged, and all ladies are requested to lirimr pake. Invitations extended to o members and their families. A benefit supper will be given in the . ,r . n- t? r terest decD and eenuine. Nearly forty Hoynton.neroerx. D.oUB.. I t fr(,m Dam and, tt:i.-i. ..i. f 'iniHinn i t h Acrrtn Kii'imm i . niLLIICUtK, W 11 til 11.3 I A. UU1 .vs.. Read, Jason Cady, C. W. Pickells, and A. Crocker, and wasscrved from the various tables bv young ladies. Coffee was served by Mr. and Mrs. James Ritchie. Altogether it was a verv piensani even ing and netted about $25 lor the benefit ol St. Margaret's Guild. Especial credit is due Mr. and Mrs. i. '. Pickells whose energy in carrying out the details and fine acting added much to the success. Railroad News. New rails are being laid on the Lake road between Morris ville and Hyde Park. Arrangements are being perfected for a continuous Pullman sleeping service from Montreal and Quebec to New York and which will be greatly appreciated by all on the Connecticut & Passumpsic divi sion of the Boston & Maine as it will avoid the change of cars at Springfield. Heretofore the New York, New Haven & Hartford road have refused to haul the O. V. HOOKER & SON, Machinists. Pinlne and Steam Kngine Repairing. M'fs s Hemrd Mils. Jobbing a specialty Mill Street. St. Johnsbury, Vt. Miscellaneous. C. A. STANLEY, llndiilnlnr. Howe Opera House Block. Residence Krinvst. Telcohoiic at Store 71-3. House 99-. LAMBERT PACKARD, Architect) Plans and Specifications furnished on appli cation. Pvthlnn Building, St. Johnsbury. Vt. LAUCHLIN'S, BARNET, VT. Horology. Pharmacy, Optical Work. Drugs, Medicines, Watches, Silverware. . Watches H-mnirnrtlr-ed and closely rated. C. F. GIBBS, 2 Paddock Street, - St. Johnsbury, Vt i iriownra and FUrnl Designs For sale at all seasons of the year on short notice. For immediate attention order by telegraph, telepnone oriw v J. E. TINKER, Jeweler, Danville, Vermont. LUNENBURG HEIGHTS HOUSE, lioneabarg, Veraaoat, Ooen all the year for permanent and transient guests. HSS- E. C WHITE. OF NEW YORK .. ii-j rtr.ntinn of Musical Talent um,nuv..w- - . r , a . ,i,., TUoHinrliut rhnrph on e. n ona i i ra n iiuiu -y uw"' i cuuuci ui ..... . I hm ,j ';,r Mnv 1fi fi-nin R to 8 1 nui aun v v v. , . . - , - o'clock, for the benefit of D. C. McFnr Evening Tickets, 300, 750 and $1.00. Monday morning, ivov. a oain RfntfuflM'S on and alter Hckets for the Course, $i.3 $a oo and $t 50. NEW ADS. THIS WEEK. St. Nicholas tor 1900. The Century for 1900. Dividend Paying Stock. Auction P R. Powers. Toucher's Fxamlnatlons. Stock for Sale-E. P. Allen. Insurance W. VV. Sprague. Furnished Tenement to Rent. Horse Clipping A. H. Noyes. Bankruptcy Notlce-H. G. Cutting. Grand Conccrt-Y. M. C. A. Course. Typewriter for Rent-rrof. Barbour. Blankets, Bed Spreads Brooks Tyler. Prepared for Cold Snap-L. P. Leach. Let us Talk Facts-S. A. Moore & Co. Bankruptcy Notlcc-F. B. Goodcnough. Choice Groceries-Wilson Cash Grocery. Tfinnnel and Flannclette-E. L. Hunt & Co, Great Dissolution Sale-Steelc, Taplln & Co. WEATHER RECORD. it Tiirhum's Druir Store, for the week .r,Hinn November 13, 1809. Hiirhest Lowest Wednesday .....j 47 Thursday 7 Friday 28 Saturday 81 Sunday 2g Monday f7 ? Tuesday 8 lu FRATERNITY MEETINGS. Palestine Commandery, No. 5, K. T. The next Stated Conclave will be held on December 12. DiiLos M. Bacon, Recorder. Phrlbt F. Hazbn, Commander. Pasumpslc Lodge No. 27., F. and A. M. The next regular Communication will be held Thursday evening. November IB. Delos M. Bacon, Secretary RpflRAIM AMAZHRN, Master. Knights ol Pythias. invention of Anollo Lodge No. Tuesday night, November 21 L C STRVKNSChancellor Commander. I! m. Cushman, Keeper of Records and Seal. D. J. Healcy, for several years mana ger of the American House at Bcnning ton and later manager of the Fitchburg House at Hoosick Falls, was fatally in lured by being caught in the elevator shaft at the St. Cloud hotel in New York city. He leaves a wife and two children. land, a most estimable citizen who for years has been laid aside with rheumatic troubles, and for the past nine weeks hns hrpn roll fined to his bed. Tickets 20 cents. On sale at Ranney and Potts, At wood's cafe, and Stiles' drug store President Titcomb hns issued a very attractive programme for the tenth an nun! meeting of the Vermont Fish and Game League which will be held in Bur lington this evening and a goodly dcle gation from St. Johnsbury are going over. The banquet will be terved at tli Van Ness House and it is expected tha 200 covers will be laid. Gen. J. G. Mc Cullough of Bennington will be the toast master and the speeches will be of a lugli order. The county judges, Hon. Snlma Davis of Sheffield and Hon. Stephen D. Morse of Danville, were iu town Monday to sit upon a hearing on a motion for a struck jury to try the case of Joseph Boucher v. E. and T. Fairbanks and Co. at the December term. The hearing was con tinued to Friday to give J. P. Lamson, of course, they kept the count'y banner in their possession as they are" in the habit of doing. The Christian Endeavor society of the Congregational church was assisted by the Epworth, League, o( the Methodist church, in entertaining the convention nnd the hospitality was abundant and cordial. Altogether the convention was a very successlul one November Weddings. A pretty home wedding was solomized at noon Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the home of Mrs. Mary A. Miles when her daugh ter, Maud Gertrude, and Fred W. Thomas were united in marriage by Rev. Dr. Edward T. Fairbanks, under a canopy of English ivy and palms. The bridal march was played by Mrs. Edward Peterson. Only the near relatives ol the contracting parties were present. Many handsome and costly gifts were pre sented showing more plainly than words could convey the high esteem in which .!.... e. IimI.1 t tlit.ii- mnnv frii-nrla. Pullman cars, but it is expected that the . - , . ,, t, nfternoon new service will go into effect the first of trnj (or Boston and will be at home to At hip Bump time n nirrht tlu-ir friends alter November 20 at 14 Western avenue. The home of Mr. and Mrs. James P Hicks was the scene of a quiet wedding Thursday evening when their daughter, Ella Pearl was married to Harry M. Russell in the presence of only the imme diate families and a very few intimate friends. The ceremony was performed at 7 o'clock by Rev. Edward T. Fair banks, Miss Ruby Hicks, sister of the bride, playing the wedding march. Mr. and Mrs. Russell left on the midnight train for u short stay in Lowell. They were the recipients of many valuable nnd use-lul presents. On their return they will reside at 70 Railroad street. Both ot these young people have been well and pleasantly known here for several years and a large circle of friends extend con gratulations. The fleteorlc Shower. In response to a call by Prof. Brackett a lew of those interested in astronomy met with him at the Academy to discoss plans for a systematic observation of the expected meteor shower. According to expectations the shooting will begin to night about midnight and may continue several hours. The meteors will appear to come out of the constellation Leo which at midnight will be in the north eastern heavens, but will by no means be confined to that quarter. To be o( any statistical value, the number of meteors seen in a given time, as one hour, should be recorded, nnd the exact time, duration and direction of any unusual display. Amateur photographers may be of ser vice by making exposures during the night. The camera should he firmly pointed in the desired quarter and focus ed by daylight if possible. Quick plates should be used and should be exposed about one hour with the largest opening of the lens. It the meteors appear with unusual Irequency a shorter time may be given so as not to show too many on one plate, for ns each meteor passes within ran;je ol the camera it will leave its impression on the negative. The di rection of the camera and the exact time ol opening and closing the lens should be recorded. This coming phenomenon is so infre quent that all predictions may fail but on this account accurate statistics are all the more desirable. next year. train will be put on both ways for Sun day night which will give a seven days' night service. Increased Railroad Receipts. A gratifying sign of the return of better times is turnislied by the report 01 tickets sold at the St. Johnsbury station the past three months. Mr. Henderson's receipts for tickets in August was $1081. 34- ahead of the same month in 1898; lor September they were $14-23. GO above the same month last year, and for October. 1899, they were $14-90.43 ahead of October, 1898. The travelling auditor ol the Boston & Maine system says most of the stations report a better business, but St. Johnsbury is far ahead of tfem in proportion to the business done. These figures do not include freight receipts, which nre undoubtedly ahead of last (all, as the Ireight business on this division has. been unusually good for several months. An Interesting War Relic. Robert N. Fairbanks, of New York, a former St. Johnsbury boy, has presented the Museum with a war relic from the battlefield of El Caney. It is an exploded Spanish schrapnel shell of an old pattern and the half of the shell shows the pecu liar construction of this deadly weapon and is suggestive of the terrible effects of war. It will be a valuable addition to the souvenirs of the Spanish war in the Museum. The Sleeping City. A. (J. Scttinmon's company iu "The Sleeping City" at Howe's Opera House Wednesday eveuing, lurnished a good entertainment to a good sized audience The play is a seuntionnt mclo-drnmn with a particularly villainous villain, 'but contains Boms good comedy scenes and very funny situations. The company was a capable one and presented tne play in a vigorous manner. Nellie Daly, as "Widow Riley," made a great hit and in her specialty gave an excellent imitation of Maggie Cline. School Notes. From reports sent in to Superintendent Dempscy by the tenehers for the months of September and October the following figures are taken : Average number belonging to nil schools , . 81 krn. i.ttpiwlnnce. Union School. 406.3 Averuge attendance, Summcrville, 15B. Average attendance, other schools, K0A.9 olnl attendance an scnoois, ivi.v erceutage of attendance nil schools. 90.9 resent number belonging union nuiounji resent number belonging to Summer- ville, . .. Present number belonging oiucr ichools ' . . Total number belonging all scnoois son The Teachers' Reading circle nt its meeting last week discussed the proseand poetic literature dealing with the period of the overthrow of Pugamsm by Chris-- tianity. The next subject will be a study of the Arthurian Legends. The course as outlined follows the lending move ments in the history ot civilization as thev nre treated in literature. Beginning with this week ami continu- v . ., 1 .. .. ing liiiougn tne snort winter emj a uu.ui some time in February, schools will be dismissed at halt past three in the after- noon instead ot tour o ciock. in mis 1 ititude the winter days are so short that it becomes impossible lor trie chil dren to study in the latter part of the af ternoon without injuring tneireycs, un less artificial light is provided. Amateur Photographer Exhibition. A novel collection of photographs may be seen in the Art Gallery, Nov. 15 to Dec, 2. The collection consists of photo graphs of animals taken from life by Dr. R. W. Shufeldt of Washington, D. C, astromonical photopraphs loaned by Harvard college observatory and photo graphs of miscellaneous subjects loaned by the American Amateur Photographer.