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The Boston Associated Board of Trade passed a resolution favoring the repeal of the duty on hides. Eddie McDuffee added another world's record to his list by going a half mile at Chicago In 40 2-5 seconds, motor paced. The three grand stands on the Roches ter Driving Park association grounds were totally destroyed by Are, entailing a loss of $25,000. Burial services were held at Arlington cemetery over the remains of Lieutenant M. C. Krayenbuhl, Third artillery, killed in the Philippines. Fire broke out In the Bradley block at Cleveland, destroying the upper two of the Beven stories. The damage done amounts to $100,000, chiefly by water. As the first visiting place of their honeymoon Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mazet of New York arrived In Boston. They were married in Bolton N. Y Saturday. While pine lumber manufacturers have agreed upon a uniform mark up In prices. The advance is 50 cents per thousand in Borne grades and $1 a thousand on others. The body of uharles A. Hobbs, terribly mangled, was found on the railroad track between Saugus and East Saugus, Mass. He leaves three daughters and a son. Michael Cuff of Fall River was run over by a freight train at Phlllipsdale, R. I. Both legs were cut off below the knee and he Is suffering from minor wounds. The Omaha Bee announces the forth coming nuptials of Senator John M. Thurston of Nebraska and Miss Lola Pearman of Washington within the next 10 days. John Cavanagh and five others, charged with the death of Kid Lavelle at Homestead, Pa., were found not guilty. The cost was Imposed on the de fendants. Plans are well under way for the estab lishment in Chicago of an International stock show. The exhibition will include sheep, hogs, horses and poultry, as well as cattle. The trial of J. W. Anderson, bank clerk, accused of stealing $G2,000 from Molson's bank at Winnipeg, resulted in a verdict of "not guilty." The verdict was re ceived with cheers. Memorial services for the four anar chists executed for implication in the Haymarket riots In 1887 were held at Chicago under the auspices of the Social ist Labor Party club. Marshall N. Benson, who was serving a two years" sentence in the county Jail at Barnstable, Mass., and who, for his age, Is considered a remarkable des perado, has escaped. Steam barge Pottsville, while on Its way up the Kennebec river, with 1400 tons of coal, consigned to the Togus ,(Me.) national home, suddenly com menced filling, and sank. The Bethel Advent church of Manches ter, N. H., voted to extend a call to Rev. P, W. Goodwin of Haverhill, Mass., to succeed Rev. C. R. Croesett, resigned. The vote was unanimous. Richard Croker has made arrange ments to sail for England the latter part of this month. He says he expects to return to the United States long before the presidential campaign. Officials of the Nortnern Pacific rail way confirm the statement that on Jan. 1 that road will redeem $6,000,000 worth of bonds from the proceeds of land salts to the Weyerhauser syndicate. Major Taylor, the colored rider, broke another bicycle record at Chicago by following his motor cycle for half a mile In 41 seconds fiat. The previous record was 41 4-5 seconds, held by McDuffee. Charles Schneider of Chicago Is or ganizing a regiment to send to South Af rica to help the Boers. Most of the members of the regiment, he says, will be veterans of the Franco-Prussian war. Will Taylor was found guilty of the murder of Jep Dennard at Washington, Ga., and sentenced to 99 years in the penitentiary. This Is the second time Taylor has been convicted of this crime. Admiral Schley has received his final orders from the navy department to hoist his flag on the Chicago at New York, on the 17th Instant, assuming command of the South Atlantic station. Two more of the whaling fleet have ar rived at San Francisco from the north Pacific. They were the Alexander and Karluk. Alexander brought 15,000 pounds of whalebone and Karluk 14,000 pounds. Jack Moffatt, the Chicago middle weight, won an easy victory over Frank Purcell of California at Chicago. The fight went the six-round limit, but the Callfornian was weak and groggy at the final gong. The fragments of the unidentified woman, portions of whose body were found on West Seventeenth street, New York, and In the North river, several weeks ago, have been burled In the potters' field. The war department has received the report of the board of Inquiry which In vestigated chargts of irregularities on the transport Tartar. By direction of Secretary Root the report will not be made public. Treasury officials are watching the course of the money market In New York, but It Is understood that no steps are contemplated at this time to relieve the strength in rates which exists in some quarters. Rev. Thomas F. Sullivan, a scholastic of the Society of Jesus, stationed at Holy Cross college, Worcester, Mass., died at the college Infirmary of tuber culosis. Rev. Sullivan was 21 years old and was a resident of Boston. William Smith, aged 68, committed sui cide at Norwich, Conn., by throwing him self headlong Into an unused well on his premises. The well was about 15 feet deep and contained six feet of water. Smith was probably deranged. James M. Knight, aged 81, died at Wlscasset, Me. He was a merchant there for 56 years. He was a prominent Mason, had been selectman Beveral times and county treasurer, and was a repre sentative in the legislature In 1865. Ial M. Thompson, nlgtit watchman at the Lyman school for boys at Westboro, dropped dead at Leominster, Mass., while waiting for a train. He was a veteran of the Civil war. His father and three brothers all died suddenly. The annual report of Second Assistant Postmaster General Shallenberger urges the handling of mails by pneumatic tubes in congested centers of population. Recommendation Is made for $500,000 for extension of the pneumatic service. Secretary Dick of the national Repub lican committee announces that It has been decided to call the committee to gether on Dec. 10 next, at Washington, to name the time and place for holding the next national Republlpanconventlon. Colonel James Moor. termaster general, U. S. A., has been re lieved from further duty ln the office of the quartermaster general of the army and ordered to Governor's island, for duty as chief quartermaster of the de partment of the east. The quarter-mle paced record was broken twice at Garfield park, Chicago, Eddie McDuffee clipped 1 1-6 seconds Irom the record, making the new mark 20 1-6. A few minutes later Major Taylor, the colored rider, went the dis tance In 20 seconds flat. The war departmnt has received a dispatch from General Otis, stating that all hope of saving the transport Hooker had been abandoned. Her supplies will be taken off and the hulk then will be sold at auction at Manila. The vessel was worth about $150,000. Judge Feagln of the Birmingham, Ala., criminal court, pronounced the act of the general assembly of 1896, which forbids the sale of pools at horsehaces, to be unconstitutional. Poo'sellers who had been arrested on the charge of vio lating the law were released. The replies of the European nations interested in China to the request of the state department for a formal under taking to preserve the "open door" in the east are not expected for several weeks, as the exchanges are not taking place in Washington, but at the various Euro pean capltols. The Bank of Athene (Ga..) has been placed ln the hands of a receiver. The stockholders claim the institution is solvent. The experts who have been examining the books of Cashier Ben edict, who mysteriously disappeared sev eral months ago, will not be ready to re port within 60 days. One of the longest daily through car services In Ihe world will be Inaugurated by the Santa Fe road. This line will be gin operating a dally first-class sleeper between Kansas City and the City of Mexico. The distance between the two points is 2396 miles. During the entire run there will be no change whatever. Dr. Walter J. Hoffman, United States consul at Manheim, Germany, died at Reading, Pa., of lung affection, aged 53. He was formerly connected with the Smithsonian institute, and before that with western scientific expeditions. He received decorations from a number of foreign rulers and scientific bodies. The preliminary steps in the consolida tion of the Old Colony and King Philip Brewing companies' plants, at Fall River, Mass., have been taken, and it is stated that within a short time these two large breweries will be under one corporation. The combined capital stock of the breweries will reach over $500,000. St. Vincent's hospital was dedicated at Worcester, Mass., with appropriate ceremonies. Dr. Duggan presided, and there were speeches by Rt. Rev. T. D. Beaven, bishop of the Springfield dio cese; Mayor R. J. Dodge, Jr.; Dr. Charles A. Peabody, superintendent of the city hospital, and Dr. Thomas H. Gage. The hospital Is open to all races, creeds and colors. FOREIGN SUMMARY. The London newspapers unanimously regard McKlnley's election to a second presidential term as assured. General Andrade, the deposed presi dent of Venezuela, has arrived at San Juan, P. R. He Is quoted as having said that he was still president of Ven ezuela, and that he would soon return to that country. , The German consul at Kingston, Jam., received an intimation that, owing to war conditions, the German corvettes Stein, Stesch and Charlotte have been ordered to proceed home Immediately. The Incident has caused considerable speculation. At a meeting of the students of Mc Glll university, Montreal, It was de cided to discard the Canadian Rugby football game next year for English Rugby, as the latter gives less chance for foul play, and Is more enjoyable for the spectators. Great enthusiasm has been aroused among Cubans by the announcement that General Wood Is to be appointed to the governorship of the Island when a civil government Is established. Gen eral Wood has not received official notice of his appointment. BOSTON PRODUCE MARKET. The flour market Is reported firm at slightly reduced prices following wheat. Cornmeal is a little easier, with oat meal unchanged. Corn is a little firmer. Oats are fairly sustained. Hay is steady, with a fair demand; straw firm: Hay, $1217; fancy and jobbing, $17.5018; rye straw, $1315. Pork and lard seem to be steady at the decline. Beef is steady, with a mod erate trade. Lambs and mutton are in steady demand: Lambs, 78Vic; Biigh tons and eastern, 7g9c; yearlings, 5 7c; muttons, 4Vi"c; fancy and Brigh ton, 67M!c; veals, 59c; fancy Brigh tons, 910'jC Poultry Is selling fairly: Northern chickens, fresh, 1217c; fresh fowls, 12 14c; fresh turkeys, 1720c; western iced chickens, lOic; fowls, 10liy.ic; iced turkeys, 1214c; green ducks, 1215c; green geese, ll15c; live fowls, 89c; chickens, S9c. Butter holds firm, with little change: Best creamery, small lots and pkgs, 25 2514c; northern creamery, round lots, 231A21'Jc; western, 2324c; eastern, 23 24c; firsts, 2022c; Imitations, 1720c; jobbing, Vj to lc more. Cheese is very well held: Round lots, 1213c; Jobbing, lc higher; Liver pool, 64s for white; colored, 56s. Fresh eggs are steady, with refrigera tor quiet: Refrigerator, 16Mi17c; west ern fresh, 2122Msc; eastern, 2224c; nearby and fancy, 2G28c; Jobbing, 1 lo higher. Beans hold very firm:, Carload lots, pea, $1.821.S5; medium, $1.824; small pea, $1.92H1.95; yellow eyes, $2.15; red kidneys, $2.50; California small white, $2.152.20; Lima, 6c per lb; Jobbing, 10c more. Apples are rather easy, but quotably unchanged: Pippins, $1.602; pound sweets, $22.50; gravenstelns, $33.50; No. 2, $22.50; Baldwins, $1.752.50; greenings, $1.502; kings, $23 per bbl; No. 2 and mixed varieties, $12; Job bing and fancy lots, 60c$l per bbl more. Potatoes are well sustained, with sweets a little easier: Extra Aroostook hebrons and Green mountains, 4S60c; northern white nnd Green mountains, 46c; Virginia sweet, $1.601.87V& per bbl. nr. null's Cough Nyrup la n grand old remedy, used for mnny years nnd is still in public favor. It is without doubt the best medicine for nil pulmonary af fections. It always cures. All drug gists sell it for 25 cents. THE ST JOHNSBURY CALEDONIAN, NOVEMBER 16, 1899. WAR IN THE TRANSVAAL London, Nov. 14. Though the brief news received from the seat of war la encouraging to the more enthusiastic persons, it is nevertheless received with out excitement by conservative folk. They refer one to the experiences of the past, urging the idea that on should not Jump at conclusions from the meagre details supplied. Dispatches say that heliograph com munication has been established with Ladysmith, but so far no news has been received, the latest date being Nov. 6. which shows that the occupants of Ladysmith had no news of the outside world since' General French reached Pietermarltzburg, and that they were puzzled at the Inactivity 01 the Boers. Everyone was confident and cheerful, but all were suffering the Inconven iences of the siege, bread selling at 3 shillings per loaf. Colonel Baden-Powell's dashing sor ties at Mafeklng encourage the hope that the British garrisons along the west ern border are well able to hold out. Cecil Rhodes is employing 8000 men, white and black, at Klmberley In road making as a remedy for destitution. According to a dispatch from De Aar the Boers at Klmberley have got the ex act range of the mines and are con stantly throwing shells at the dynamite huts. Several of the, latter1 have been blown up; and the damage done to the mines already amounts to many thou sand pounds. A dispatch from Lorenzo Marquez says that Father Matthews, chaplain of the Irish fusiliers, who was captured at Nicholson's Nek, complains that though General Joubert promised to How him to return to the British camp, he was taken to Pretoria. The secretary of war released him two days after his arrival, and he was permitted to leave. He ad mits that the British prisoners are well cared for. Father Matthews says, with reference to the surrender of the Irish fusiliers and the Gloucestershire troops at Nichol son's Nek, that after the mules stam peded the force got hard pressed by the enemy. They would have held out, how ever, but some subordinate, without in structions, hoisted a flag of truce on his own responsibility. Nothing then re mained but to surrender. "We were sent out," says Father Matthews, "to occupy a position with the object of preventing two Boer forces from Joining. We started at 8:30 Sun day evening, marched 10 miles and got to the hill about 1 o'clock Monday morn ing. "The first mishap was that the moun tain battery stampeded and scattered the whole lot of mules. We formed up again and gained the top of the hill. The guns were gone, but not all the ammu nition. I do not know what stampeded the mules. It was pitch dark. "We had one hour sleep. The firing began Just after daybreak, being some what slack for a time. But finally the Boers crept round and then the firing be came furious. Our men made a breast work of stones. "Soon after 12 o'clock noon there was a general cry of 'cease fire,' but our fel lows would not stop firing. Major Adye came up and confirmed the order, and then the bugle sounded, 'Cease fire.' "In our locality there was a rumor that a white flag was raised by a young of ficer who thought his batch of 10 men were the sole Burvlvors; but we were 900 alive, having started with perhaps 1000. I think many of the battery men escaped. "Our officers and men were furious at the surrender. The Boers did not seem to be ln great numbers on the spot; but I heard their main body had galloped off. Our men had to give up their arms, and the officers were sent to Commandant Steenkamp. The officers then ordered the men to fall in. "The officers were taken away from the men and sent to General Joubert the same day, traveling ln mule wagons and sleeping that night in some Btore on the way. The next morning they took a train at Waschbank for Pretoria. They are very well treated, and so, I have heard, are the men. "There has been no unpleasantness in Pretoria. The officers are in a school building and are allowed to walk as they please In the grounds. "The surrender, in my judgment, was a great blunder, caused by a misunder standing. Major Adye was much put out. The white flag was not hoisted by the Irish fusiliers." Mido'ev DfifD'v In Dtb'. New York, Nov. 14.A petition in bankruptcy was -filed yesterday by William E. Midgley of this city, with liabilities of $1,716,039, of which $274,762 is nominally secured. The value of as sets Is not given. Midgley was presi dent of the American Casualty Insur ance and Security company, which col lapsed In 1894 after Its $1,700,000 capital and surplus had been expended. Midg ley, with three others, were indicted in connection with the failure, Midgley attributed his trouble to the enmity of Austin Corbln. A Jury in the general sessions declared Midgley not guilty. Midgley then sued the Long Island Rail road company for $250,000 for false ar rest and he got a verdict for $20,000. Forly-fh'rd In'an'rv Mavs. Burlington, Vt., Nov. 14. Ten com panies of the Forty-third infantry of volunteers left here last night for New York, where they will embark for Ma nila on the transport Meade. The men were recruited at Fort Ethan Allen, and left here on three special trains. The reports that there had been many de sertions here previous to starting proved untrue, as 1001 of the 1060 were on hand and started. The resilient is under the command of Colonel Murray. Killed by a Cave-In. Boston, Nov. 14. Antonio Lonarea, who was employed with other workmen digging a trench on the Ward estate, ln Dorchester, was burled in a cave-In yesterday, and was killed before ho could be released. He was covered by 12 feet of earth. IVn.nl Cnlnrrh quickly vields to treatment by Ely's Crenm Bnlm, which is agreeably aro nintic: It is received through the nos trils, cleanses and heals the whole sur face over which it diffuses itself. A remedy for Nasal Catarrh wliicMi is drying or exciting to the diseased mem brnne should not be used. Cream Balm is recognized an a specific. Price 60 cents at druggists or by moil. A cold in the head immediately disappears when Cream Bnlm is used. Ely Brothers, 56 Warren Street, New York. " WRECK OF THE CHARLESTON. )ne of Our Finest Cruisers Strikes a Reel While Patrolling Asiatic Waters. Manila, Nov. 14. The United States trulser Charleston, which had been pa trolling the northern coast of Luzon, vas wrecked on a reef off the northwest toast on Nov. 7. CHARLESTON. All of her officers and crew have been laved. The Charleston has been ln Asiatic waters more than a year. She was one of the first vessels to be sent to Manila after the destruction of the Spanish fleet by Admiral Dewey. She carried ammunition and other supplies for the Asiatic station. Previous to sailing for Manila she had been overhauled at the Mare Island navy yard, and was in prime condition. The Charleston be longed to that class of vessels commonly referred to as the "new navy." She had a full complement of officers and crew. The naval register issued at the begin ning of the present year gives her com mander as Captain William H. Whiting, and her lieutenant commander Gottfried Blockinger. The cruiser Charleston, which was built in San Francisco In 1888, had a dis placement of 3730 tons, was 312 feet 7 inches In length, 46 feet 2 Inches in beam, and 21 feet 6 Inches in draught. She was of steel, having two propellers, one funnel and two masts with military tops. She had the following armament: Two eight-Inch guns, six six-Inch guns, four six-pounders, two three-pounders, six one-pounders, two machine guns and one light gun, with four torpedo tubes. She had a complement of 306. A Labor Tanqle. Chicago, Nov. 14. To break up the pres ent trades unions, to stamp out the ar bitrary power of walking delegates, ar bitrators and professional organizers, and then to Invite workmen to form new unions, that will co-operate with em ployers, Is the plan of campaign of Chi cago contractors and architects. The first step In the campaign to destroy the existing unions waa taken Saturday when 14 manufacturers of sheet metal locked out over 400 employes. Several of the manufacturers Issued letters to their men, declaring that their action had been forced upon them by the un just demands the unions made to a roofing company. Fu' Little For Creditors. Portland, Me., Nov. 14. The report of Messrs. Bradley and Verrill, assignees of the banking firm of Woodbury & Moulton, has been mailed to the cred itors of the insolvent firm. The report reveals liabilities of $837,000. When the assignees came to examine the assets they found that the firm had in safety deposit vaults securities of large face value and little market worth. The list includes a great amount of bonds and stocks in corporations in all parts of the country, largely water companies. On a total face value of over $569,000 the as signees place an estimate of $53,000 as the market value. Disaster Off Casquet Rock?. " London, Nov. 14. On Friday night the Belgian steamer Belglque, Antwerp for Alexandria, foundered off the Casquet rocks, near the Island of Alderney. The night was stormy. A boat was launched with 16 men, but five of these died of ex haustion and three others were drowned in the endeavor of the ship Saint Kllda to rescue them. Eighteen persons, in cluding the captain, out of a total crew of 26, are believed to have been drowned. Burned to Dea'h. Greenfield, Mass., Nov. , 14. Thomas Moore, aged 45, unmarried, was burned to death yesterday Ina fire in a. house In which he was a lodger. The fire was in significant, but it was not known that Moore was in the house until after the Are. Apparently he had tried to escape from the house, but the smoke over powered him and the flames later burned the flesh. On Charne of Fnrnnry. Berlin, N. H., Nov. 14. M. J. McLeod, who was arrested on a charge of forgery in using the name of James R. Gordon as claimant for life Insurance on a policy made out to an alleged brother, was given a hearing yesterday. The testimony given was quite damaging to McLeod, and he was held In $1000 for the February term of the grand jury. Buffalo Has the Veas'es. Buffalo, Nov. 14. Buffalo's epidemic of measles is spreading, and new cases are being reported at an alarming rate. During the past three days 68 new cases have bean reported to the health de partment, and it is believed that there are many cases which have not been re ported. This makes a total of 237 cases reported since Oct. 1. Got Caunht In Snowstorm. Machias, Me., Nov. 14. Schooner Nep tune went ashore on Gott's Island, Bass harbor, in a thick snowstorm Sunday, and will be a total wreck. She left this port Saturday with a cargo of 150, 000 boards, bound for Pawtucket, R. I. The Neptune was of 92,77 tons net, was built In 1850, and rebuilt last year. firnin-O! Kraln-O! Remember that name when vou wont a delicious, appetizing, nourishing food drink to take the place of coffee. Sold by all grocers and liked by all who have used it. Grain-O is made of pure train. it nids digestion and strengthens the nerves. It is not a stimulant but a health builder and the children as well as the adulta can drink it with great bene- nt, vosts nnout Vi as much as cofTee. 15c. and 25c. per package. Ask vour grocer for Grain-O. Tbe new Mauser pistol used by the German cavalry is a very formidable weapon. It will kill up to a distance of 500 yards. A polite Chinaman considers it a brench of etiquette to wear spectacles in company. The household staff of servants at tached to the Cnstellane palace in Paris numbers 35 persons. COTTON INDUSTRY. Fall River, Mass., Nov. 14. A labor leader says that if a strike is ordered every mill in the city will be affected by It, and this will mean the loss of about $200,000 weekly to the city. He said that Fall River has employed ln her mills 28,300 operatives. There are 82 mills, 2,901,056 spindles and 70,878 looms in the city, representing an Invested capital of over $25,000,000, and a weekly production averaging 250,000 pieces of print cloths. Fall River has one-half of the spindles ln Massachusetts, about three-fifths of the spindles ln New England and about half of the aggregate number in the United States. Referring to the south ern mills he said that Fall River has more than double the number of spindles in all the southern states combined and almost as many as all the states In the Union, outside of New England. This will show the effect a strike will have upon the cotton Industry of the United States. With about 28,300 em ployes and a union membership of one third that number, Fall River is the most strongly organized mill city in the world. The weekly payroll of the Fall River mills reaches $188,000, or an aver age of over $6.60 per week to each em ploye, from the agent and treasurer, who received as high a salary as $10,000 per year, to the lowly paid back boy, who gets $2.60 per week for his labor. If the 10 percent Increase is given to the in dustrial workers of the city the weekly average will be about $7.25 for each em ploye, from the back boy up to the agent. At the time the last restoration was made, M. C. D. Borden, managing owner of the Fall River Iron works mills, fore stalled the members of the Manufactur ers' association by giving his employes the 11 1-9 percent increase without a strike. At this time euch an act on his part is not looked for by many of the laboring element. Should he volun tarily restore wages to the original basis of two years ago, the whole wage situation will be settled amicably, for It is realized by both manufacturers and operatives that if Mr. Borden followed his precedent of a year ago the employ ers of this city would be forced to follow. A special meeting of the Textile coun cil was held Sunday, lasting nearly four hours. Reports from delegates from all the unlonB resting upon the final de cision of the Textile council were ac cepted. Considerable discussion led to the adoption of the following unanimous resolution: "We demand of the manufacturers an increase of 10 percent in wages on the present schedule for all operatives, the same to go into effect on Dec. 11, and a reply is requested on or before Nov. 24. In the event of -refusal, we recommend all operatives not to return to work Dec. 11." Secretary Whitehead said: "This is practically a recommendation to strike Dec. 11, If our demand Is refused." The Textile council feels that its posi tion Is Justifiable, so much so that it is willing to submit the question to an ar bitration committee of five members, two to be selected by the council, two by the manufacturers, and the four to select the fifth member. The committee must report by Nov. 24. This sugges tion Is sent to the manufacturers, to gether with the demand. In the last four years there have been 9,000 cremations in the United States. Boston is the fifth city in number of cremations. Wireless telegraphy is to be used for communicating between five of the Ha waiian Islands. Colored nnd white men marching to gether in a big labor parade in Richmond, Va., was an unusual spectacle and was cheered by the white people. An Easy Test. If you are suffering from Kidney or Bladder disease, the doctor asks: "Do you desire to urinate often, and are you compelled to get up frequently during the night ? Does your back pain you ? Does your urine stain linen ? Is there a scalding pain in passing it, and is it diffi cult to hold the urine back ? If so, your Kidneys or Bladder are diseased." Try putting some of your urine in a glass tumbler, let it stand twenty-four hours. If there is a sediment, or a cloudy, milky appearance, your Kidueys are sick. Dr. David Kennedy's Favorite Remedy will surely relieve and cure even the most distressing cases of these drend diseases, and no physician can prescribe a medi cine that equals it (or diseasesof the Kid neys, Liver, Bladder and Blood, Rheu matism, Dyspepsia nnd Chronic Consti pation. It will promptly correct the bad effects of beer and whiskey. All drug stores sell it (or one dollar a'bottle. Bv sending vour address lo the DR. DAVID KENNEDY CORPORATION, Rondout, N. Y., and mentioning the Caledonian a trial bottle, together with pamphlet of valuable medical advice, will be sent you free postpaid by mail. Our renders can depend upon the genuineness of this liberal offer. BIRDS. Singing Cnnnry, $1.78 ; extra singer, $2.00, $2.50 and $3 00. Any extra sinner not suit ing can be changed. Smmrc hrnss cage, $1.00; larger, $1.60 and $2.00: all real brass, best quality. Iilrtls and cnges safe by express on receipt of i rice. Holden's (new) Book on Birds, 136 pages, illustrated, all about singing, mating, food, cure, selecting, and nrires, bv mnll lor 25 cents, stamps. . II. IIOLDKN, 11 Bowdoln Sq., Boston. SPRUCE CLAPBOARDS. No. 2 grade $4,00 per thous and feet. Other grades at low prices. Spruce and Hardwood Flooring. Sheathing, Lath, Shingles. Round and Square 5 lb. Butter Boxes. Oall or write for prices. THE NORTHERN LUMBER CO., ST. JOHNSBURY, VT. ARRANGEMENTS KEPT SECRET. Bui Very Few Persons Present al Ihe Dewey Hazen Wedding Ceremony. Mrs. Mildred M. Hazen and Admiral George Dewey were quietly married Thursday at the rectory of St. Paul's Catholic church. The ceremony was performed, by Rev. Ja(mes F. Mackln, pastor of the church, assisted by Rev. Joseph A. Foley, assistant pastor, and Rev. Sidney S. Hurlburt. The ceremony was strictly private and of the simplest character. The bride was accompanied by Mrs. Washington McLean, her mother, and Mrs. Ludlow, her sister, while Admiral Dewey was accompanied by Lieutenant Caldwell, his aide. There were no other guests, and after the ceremony the admiral and Mrs. Dewey entered a carriage and were driven to the residence of Mrs. Wash ington McLean, where a wedding break fast was served. The arrangements for the wedding were made with all the secrecy which has attended the whole affair. After procuring the license for the wedding, Lieutenant Caldwell called upon Fr. Mackln of St. Paul's, at which church Mrs. Hazen is a communicant, and ar ranged for the wedding. As Admiral Dewey Is not a Catholic, a special dis pensation was required for the perform ance of the ceremony. The general pub lic had no intimation of where the cere mony was to take place, and not a single spectator was present when the party reached the church. Mrs. Hazen and the admiral immediately took their places ln the centre of the little recep ton room, where the ceremony was per formed according to the nuptial rites of the Catholic church. It consumed less than five minutes. Father Mackln was first to hail the bride as Mrs. Dewey. WEEKLY TRADE REVIEW. Strength of prices, a natural outcomi fit active demand, Is still the leading feature of the trade situation, notwith Housework without Gold Dust. It lightens the labor of cleaning more than half and saves both time and money. It is "Woman's Best Friend, Dirt's Worst Enemy." Send for free booklet " Golden fttlee for Housework." THE N. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY Chicago SUonli NewYork Boitoi The Summer Street Laundry would not be full of work if the work did not suit their customers, "There are others," but a large number of people prefer our laundry. If you are not one of our customers we should be pleased to have your trade. Our price is right and the work is guaranteed. Work called for and delivered. telephone 93.11. SHAW BROS., Proprietors. S. W. HALL is still doing business Under Musio Hall, and will be glad to see all of his old customers. I shall keep on hand a good line of FURNITURE, PICTURE MOULDINGS and UNDERTAKING GOODS .. -.. and shall sell at low prices. No trouble to show goods. COAL I COAL ! The Best is the Cheapest. We buy direct from the Mines, have one of the best storage pockets in northern New England and deliver1 with our own team. We have purchased a large lot at June prioes that must be moved immediately. Customers can have the benefit of this deal by ordering soon, HONEY BROOK, highest Grade LEHIGH, WILKESBARRE, a Hard White Ash, (Often sold as Lehigh.) The Celebrated DELAWARE & HUDSON all rail, are some of our leaders. E. T. & H. K. IDE. PERKINS' NAPTHA CLEANSING WORKS AND DYE HOUSE. Good Agents HA Tf -1 i.-Cli Wanted. I lYltlLiuUrJS LBi O Li, Hot Water Bottles BINGHAM'S standing that unseasonably warm weather ln some sections tends to re strict retail trade. Less than ordinary Interruption Is Indicated by election day observances. The strength of textiles, both raw and manufactured, has been accentuated during the week, increases being noted In raw cotton, wool and hemp. Brad street's approximate Index number of Nov. 1 showed a gain of 1 percent for the month and of 12 percent as com pared with Jan. 1 this year, and is at the highest point reported since April, 1893. The strength of textiles, leather, oils and miscellaneous products was cal culated to offset the weakness and ir regularity ln metals, not including iron and steel, however, cereals and other food products. , Raw cotton advanced early this week on an appearance of better buying by foreign consumers and active domestic demand for the manufactured product. Realizing later Imparted some Irregular ity and even excitement to this staple. Wool has been equally strong, though transactions are smaller, and a material gain in prices is to be noted, while from the manufactured goods branch come reports of confident strength and of probable future advances in men's wear goods and carpets, Cereals show little or no change. The dullness of wheat at domestic markets finds explanation in Bradstreet's sta tistics of world's stocks, which Indicate a gain for the month of over 17,000,000 bushels, contributed entirely from American sources, however, as foreign supplies showed a slight shrinkage, the United States and Canadian stocks gain ing over 19,000,000 bushels during Oc tober. Corn Is strong, largely owing to the readiness of foreign buying at conces sions. Signs accumulate that shoe manufacturers and Jobbers are meeting with success In securing recently ad vanced prices. is Hard Work nr l . T tt r n n..ui- IViaDCfleSter, , fl, J Proprietor. ' are becoming more and more a necessity in every household. This is evidenced by our increasing trade in them from year to year. We were greatly sur prised this year at the amount of sum mer trade in this necessary comfort. Cold weather however is the time when they are most in vogue, and trade is always quite lively in this specialty. , Rubber Bottles this year are better than formerly, as there was so much dis satisfaction with the cheap ones. They cost a little more, but they are worth a good deal more. We have them of various sizes and stvles. DRUG STORE.