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THE ST. JOHNSBURY CALEDONIAN, SEPTEMBER 11, 1901.
A. i. , I RECENT DEATHS. Bullard. As briefly announced in last week'i Caledonian Dr. Gates Bezeliah Bullard died at 5 15 o'clock Wednesday morning after an illness of 10 days. His death is attributed to a general breaking down of the system, accompanied by an affection of the biain. For nearly week he was unconscious and remained in that condition until the end came. Rates Rezeliah Bollard was the son of Tnnothfin nd Rebecca Gates Bullard and was born at Plainfield, N. H., Feb ruarv 1. 1829. When he was a child the fami'y removed to Albany, where his boyhood and early school days were spent. His parents were staunch Metho dists and Gates was sent to Newbury Seminary where he prepared for college He entered Dartmouth and graduated with the class of 1S52. Chosing medi rine as a profession, he entered the medical school of the same institution from which he received the degree of M. n. iii1S54. Duriii" his student days he tauL'ht school lor several terms. After receiving his degree be began the prac tice of his proiession at Canaan, and re mained there until he came to St Johns- bury East, in June 1858, and succeeded to the practice of Dr. George Carlisle Wheeler. The latter ditd in April of that year. When the 15th Vermont Regiment was formed in the (all of 1S62, Dr. Bullard enlisted aid received the appointment of assistant surgeon. On May, 1863, he was promoted surgeon to succeed Major Carlton P. Frost, whose dis charge bore that date. The loth Regi raeut losf no men in battle, but during its nearly ten months of service there was the usual amount of sickness inci dent to army life and the soldiers of the command testily to his great profession al ability and thorough devotion to the regiment. He was mustered out of service with the regiment on August 5, 1863. In 1865 Dr. Bullard removed from East Village to St. Johnsbury and lived for a time on Spring street. In 1867 he purchased the place on Eastern Avenue which has since been his home. Following hia army service Dr. Bullard immediately became a prominent factor in town ann state politics and for several years held almost continually some im portant office. He was town represen tee in 1863 and '64 and in 1867 and '68 represented Caledonia county in the senate. During his legislative terms he ranked among the strongest men in both branches. In 1869 and '70 he was surgeon gener al of the state, and in 1871 and '72 was 6tate commissioner of the insane. Dur ing the years since the war he has held many minor town and village offices and was for many years on the board of pen sion examiners. He was repeatedly chosen as a delegate to county, district and state conventions, and as a politi cian he long ranked among the most in fluential in state affairs as well as in the political life of bis own town and county. For more than 20 years he was a leader in everything that pertained to the social or political lite of St. Johnsbury. Notwithstanding his prominence in political life it is as physician and sur geon that he will be best remembered. This was his life work and lor more than 43 years, with the exception of his army life, he practiced in St. Johnsbury and vicinity. During that time his reputation steadily grew until he had, perhaps, the most extensive practice of any doctor in northeastern Vermont. He was fre quently 'called to various parts of the state, and even beyond its borders, to attend a council in critical cases. He was a close student and he leaves a medical library which is considered by the pro fession as one of the best private collec tions in New England. He was a mem ber of the American Medical Association, the Vermont Medical society and the White Mountain Medical society, serv ing as president in the latter organiz ation in 1877. He often attended the annual meetings of these societies and hsides eivine address&SS mafle StferaJ valuable contributions Co the medical literature of his time. He was very effective as a public soeaker and bv presenting his side of the case in a forcible and unique manner he usually carried the day, especially in town and village mtetings, no matter how strong the opposition seemed to be. Always interested in the soldiers, he was one of the promoters of the plan to build the Soldiers' monument and a member of the committee that bad charge ot its erection. As a conversationalist Dr. Bullard was always enjoyable because of his remark able memory and his interesting manner of recalling stirring events, His wide acquaintance with pub lie men, bis love of travel and his keen insight into human nature gave him a fund of interesting experiences which his friends always delighted to hear him relate. He married July 3, 1860, Lefie Per- melia, daughter oi Dr. George C. Wheeler, and she died July 11, 1879. He leaves three children. Dr. Harry G., Misses Rebecca and Agnes M., all ol St. Johns bury. His onlv other near relative is a nephew, lohn E. Tinker of Danville. The funeral was held at the house Fri day afternoon. Rev. Dr. Edward Fairbanks, assisted by Rev. Edward M Chapman, conducted the services. Over thecasket was draped the stars andstripes and around it sat the members ot the b A. R. There was a large gathering of peO' pie from this and surrounding towns, who came to pay their last tribute of respect to the deceased. The burial was at St. Johnsbury East and a delegation of the Grand Army acted as escort to the cemetery and at the grave they per formed the beautiful burial service of the order. Barbaur. Miss Catharine A. Barbour died at her brother's home on Clinton avenue Thursday afternoon of Graves' disease. She waa taken sick last November while engaged in her school work at Biarritz, France. In December she returned to her home in Connecticut, where she remained during the winter. The last of May she came to St. Johnsbury and accompanied Prof. Barbour and bis family to their summer home on Lake Memphremagog, hoping the change would be beneficial, At 6rst she improved considerably, but later the decline began which resulted in ber death. Miss Barbour was born in Barkham stead, Conn., June 1, 1863. bbe was graduated from Mt. Holyoke College nnd then went to Soain to teach in the International Institute for Girls at San Sebastian, under the auspices of the American Board. After seven years of service she spent a year in this country, taking during the time an advanced course at Mt. Holvoke and receiving a decree. Then she returned to Spain and resumed her chosen work. In 1898, when the war clouds were growing dark, and at the time Minister Woodford left Spain, it was thought best to move the school across the border into France. Accordinglv the teachers and their stu dents moved to Biarritz, where it is still located, awaiting the completion of its new builcings at Madrid, when it will be moved to Spanish soil, and this time to the capital. Miss Barbour was one of the first teachers sent to this school and she has labored earnestly for its success. She was thoroughly devoted to the cause and her death, just at a time when the institution is about to enter upon larger opportunities for the work she loved, is particularly sad. Prof. Barbour and another brother, Rev. C. H. Barbour of Manchester, Conn., accompanied the body to Connec ticut Friday night and the funeral was held at Canton Monday afternoon. Aside from her two brothers Miss Bar bour is survived by her mother, Mrs. J. H. Barbour of Manchester, and a sister, Mrs. Sherman Brown of Colhnsville. Dnrinon. Mrs. F. E. Davison died quite suddenly of heart failure at the home of her daugh ter, on Cliff street, Sunday evening. About four weeks ago she fell down stairs and her death was probably par- ially due to injuries received at that ime, although they were not considered at all serious then. She had intended re turning to her home on Prospect Avenue Saturday but was stricken with a heart trouble, which resulted in ber death. Annette Judson was born at Manches ter, N. H., Oct. 4, 1852, and on Dec. 25, 1873, was married to Rev. F. E. Davi son, at Bristol, j. h. airs, uavison nas lived in this community for several years and won for herself a host of friends by her kindly ministrations and constant care for others. She lived an exemplary christian life to which the many who knew her best can testify. She had been a laithful member of the Free Baptist church for a number of years and will De greatly missed Dy those with whom she has always been ready to bear a part in their labor of ove. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. b. W. Cobb, of this town, and one son, Everett, who lives in South Dakota. The funeral was held at the daughter's home yesterday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Duston officiating. Allnrd. Hilaire Allard, an old resident of St. ohnsburv. died at Littleton, Sept. 4. His remains were brought here for buiial last Friday, and the funeral was held at Notre Dame church. He was 74 years of age and went to Littleton about 20 years ago. Work Commenced on New Dam. Preliminary work on the new dam at Paddock Village began Monday. A coffer dam is being constructed under the pump house bridge to turn the water away from the McLeod wing of the dam, which will at once be torn out and the new structure erected as quickly as pos sible. The new wing will be 70 feet in length, and 18 feet high. It will be a crib dam, the same as the one put in op posite the depot last year and will be built by E. C. Waite of Hartford, who had charge of building the latter struc ture. During the time that work is go ing on water for the village system will be taken through a six-inch pipe which has been put in from the pump house to the upper end of the island. At the A. H. McLeod Milling Co.'s mill a new biUk-hefd, twice the size, of the present UUC, YV 111 LC (JUL IU. 1UI3 IVUiH Will Ul. Ill charge of Horace Way of Albany, and W. G. Cox will superintend the construc tion of a new nine-toot penstock. Water power on that side ot the river will prob ably be shut on for three weeks and dur ing this time no grinding can be done. An electric motor has been put in to operate the elevators. Water will also be shut off from the O. V. Hooker & Son's plant, but this shop is equipped with steam power so there will be no shut down there. Griswold & Mackin- non will also lose their elevator power during the time. The long wing of the dam will not be rebuilt this season. Burled Treasure Recovered. Fred Stearns of Claremont, N. H., was arrested at Passumpsic Aug. 31, charged with stealiug a gold watch and chain from Miss Susie Lewis of that place. The watch was taken on Thursday and when Mr. Sulloway was appealed to he immediately suspected Stearns, who had been visiting at Miss Lewis home tor a few days. On the way to St. Johnsbury Stearns confessed to the sheriff that he knew who took the watch and where it was hidden. He led the way to the rail road bridge this side of Passumpsic, where he dug the missing articles from the sand. He was brought here and lodged in jail. At!a hearing before Judge Worcester yesterday Stearns was held in $300 bonds for appearance at the December term of court. He was unable to furnish bail. At the Y. M. C. A. The boys of the junior department are making arrangements for a reception to the boys of the town, to be given at the association rooms on the evening of Sept. 26tb. The details of the affair are entire ly in thehandsof acommittee of 16 boys, of which Andrew Moore is chairman. The juniors are planning on a trip to Joe's Pond or the railroad shops at Lyn- donville in the near future. The Sunday afternoon meetings will be resumed soon. FISH AND GAME LEAGUE BANQUET. A Notable Oceanioa with a Tragic ' Ending. President Titcomb may well feel ex tremely happy over the midsummer meeting of this notable organization, which was held at the home of Lient. Gov. Fisk at Isle La Motte last Friday. It was the largest gathering the league ever held, nearly 1000 sitting down to tables in the big tent. Dr. Webb's pala tial steam yacht, the Elfrida, brought the invited guests across the lake in the forenoon and early in the af.ernoon the Chateaugay arrived with about 700 guests. Dinner was served by the Ladies' Aid society of the island and the interest of the occasion was all centred in the vice president of the United States, who was the most distinguished guest of the league. When President Titcomb and Vice President Roosevelt entered the tent it was the signal for a wild outburst of applause, which the hero of San Juan hill gracefully acknowledged. Then turn ing to the press table where 25 members ot the fraternity sat in outing costume, Mr. Roosevelt said, "Members of the press I wish I could wear a shirt waist with you." This trite reference to the extreme heat was well received and was only one of the bright bits of table talk that fell from Mr. Roosevelt's lips. Seated at the he-ad table were the speakers and a number of distinguished Vermonters, including Bishop Michaud, Gen. W. W. Grout, Hon. Carroll S.Page, Gen. . G. McCullough, Hon. John Bar rett, ex-minuter to aiam, ana oiners. President Titcomb welcomed the mem bers and guests in a graceful little speech and emphasized the necessity of having a public sentiment that would see that our laws were enforced. He then introduced Congressman Foster, who made a splendid toastmaster and had a merited tribute to each speaker as he was intro duced. Judge Charles H. Darling of Benning ton was the first speaker and he was followed by Raymond U. Smith of Wells River, who, next to the vice-president, make the finest speech of the day and the most finished and eloquent address of the occasion. Winston Churchill, the author of "The Crisis," received a tre mendous ovation and was well received. He entertained the audience with several good stories and closed with a tribute to Senator Proctor, who, he said was the youngest man there. Senator Proctor followed with a good story on Congress man Foster. The address of Jeremiah Curtin, the translator of ' Quo Vadis," was almost entirely an eulogy upon the vice-president and closed with a tribute to Vermont and its sturdy citizens. Vice-President Roosevelt was the last speaker and received prolonged applause as he rose to speak. He spoke for 15 or 20 minutes in a chatty manner and re lated a number of interesting experiences of ranch life and municipal ltle while he was police commissioner. Before he clos ed he paid a splendid tribute to Senator Proctor. The last part ot his address was a fine plea for the spread of the gos pel of work and also of outdoor sports and the preservation of fish and game and our forests. The St. Albans glee club rendered three selections during the dinner, the last be ing a welcome to the vice-president and composed by Stephen Royce of the club. It was sung to the tune of "There'll be a hot time" and greatly touched the vice president. After the banquet it was planned to give the vice president an informal re ception on the lawn. Just as this was about to be given the most dramatic in cident of the vear occurred. In the hear ing of the vice-president and to the 1000 or more people assembled, Senator Proc tor announced that the President had been shot. The news cast a gloom on the vast assembly and the people hasten ed to the Chateaugay and the return trip to Burlington was made quietly and in profound sorrow. St. Johnsbury was represented at this notable gathering by the following gen tlemen : Harrv Blodgett, George H. Cross, George W. Cree, Dr. E. W. Hitch cock, T. M. Howard, George Rannev, Charles W. Ruiter, A. B. Noyes, Arthur F. Stone, Dr. T. R. Stiles, E. M. Tatt, President J. W. Titcomb. Lecture Postponed. Owing to the assault upon our beloved President Yyilliam MCjKmley, the lecture on Christian Science which was to have been given at Music Hall last Saturday evening was postponed indefinitely Early in the afternoon of that day the following telegram was received from Judge Ewing: "The lecture tonight must be post' poned. The wicked assault upon the life of President McKinley invokes the tender sympathy and love of good peo ple all round the globe. Mrs. body and Christian Scientists everywhere unite in this holy duty." W. G. Ewing, As soon as the telegram was received notices were prepared and posted in prominent places in the village and word was sent to as many as could then be reached by wire. Nevertheless, there were many arrivals during the day and evening, by trains and vehicles, some having driven 20 miles to be present Woodsville, Lisbon, Littleton, Laticas ter, N. H., Burlington, Essex Junction, Harnet, Lyndon, burke, Wheelock, New port, and East Hatley, Canada, were represented in the number. The Christian Science reading room of tms place was open all day for the re ception of friends from afar. Not a mur mur ol discontent was beard; but all conceded the postponement to be wise and proper, gladly testifying to their love and sympathy lor the Chief Execu tive ot our nation. Sousa's Band. When Sousa and his band come to St. Johnsbury in January they will again be fresh from a trip abroad. Last year the band made a tour of the continental countries that continued for five months, but did not visit England. Now the in tention of Mr. Sousa, who made his final arrangements the other day, is to remain in England during all of his stay abroad The band will sail on Sent. 25 and will give its first concert at the Royal Albert hall on Oct. 30. It will then go to the exposition at Glasgow and plav for four weeks. The best Scotch and English bands have been engaged to play there, but Sousa's will be the only foreign band to be heard. Tributes to the President. All the pastors in town made special reference to the President in their pray ers at the Sunday services and several spoke somewhat at length of the great mannd his work. Just before the litany at St. Andrew's church Rev. Dr. Pickells spoke as follows: "I desire vour prayers on behalf of William McKinler, President of these United States. You are all aware that, within the last 48 hours, a great outrage and crime has been committed against this nation of which so many of you are citizens and rightlully proud of being so. In the dastardly and wicked attempt upon the life of that princely man whose name I have just mentioned, every loyal man and true in this land, whether citi zen or no citizen and of whatever polit ics, has felt an attack upon himself, upon liberty, upon citizenship, upon honor, upon integrity, upon universal security. But such has been the pio'ound impres sion made upon the hearts of Americans bv the spotless character, the transpar ent integrity, the conspicuous abiliiy, the Christian goodness of the great Pies ident, that the sentiment, the anxiety, the intense yearning of the whole popu lation of this country has centred in von der prostrate figure fighting for sheer life in the citv of Buffalo. Nearly 70,000,000 of people are today engaged in beseech ing God to spare His servant's life, so wantonly assailed by a cowardly assas sin's bullet. This is hardly the time to Gwell in laudatory terms on the life, career and character of America's great est son, nor in language of indignation and loathing on the wretched creature whose horribly burlesque idea of duty has led to attempt to do away the life of an innocent man. If God spare that imperilled life, in our very joy and grati tude we may well aflord to mingle and temper our wrath with pity. But, it not, God help America ; three martyred Presidents in 36 years. We may hope and believe, however, that God will be better to us than our fears, iu answer to a whole nation's prayers." The subject "Training an American Citizen," which had already been selected for the sermon at the Church of the Mes siah for last Sunday morning was most appropriate after the occurrences at Buffalo Friday, and the pastor, Rev. Mr. Walch, preached an exceedingly strong sermon with especial reference to the at tempted assassination. At St. Aloysius church, Rev. J. A. Lynch, after requesting the prayers of the congregation for various intentions, added: "we will furthermore thank Al mighty God for having mercifully shield ed our noble and beloved President, from instant death at the hand of a cowardly assassin ; and from the consequent and more terrible fate of appearing before God's judgment throne without warning or preparation. We will also earnestly beg that same merciful Father to further preserve him, restore his health and enable him again to resume his place at the head of this afflicted and sorrowing nation." During the sermon Fr. Lynch referred to the attempted assassination of President McKinley and spoke in part as follows: I would call your attention again to the sad event which has sent a thrill of horror throughout this nation and awakened in the breast of every Amer ican citizen, contempt lor the poor, mis guided dastardly assassin; and the strongest condemnation of the society which planned and the principles wmcn inspired that deed. This misguided vouth is a member of an oath-bound secret society, and is out a tool in trie hands of older and deeper-dyed villains. The consideration of his awful deed, can but place in a clearer light the wisdom of the church, in condemning as beneath the dienitv of free manhood and forbid ding to her children, membership in any society, the end or aim ot which is secret, and the means to that end the plans and methods of reaching it likewise secret. In other words, a society where in a man solemnly pledges himself to work for an end, of which he is ignorant at the time he takes the obligation; and with absolute obedience, to adopt the methods and use the means pointed out to him. The end or aim may be good and the means lawful, but the principle is. vicious,! and consequently -dangerous alike to civil society and individual morality. And even as the state sur rounds with barriers of law, whatever seems to be a public danger, so the church condemns and forbids any society based upon principles morally unsound, and therefore dangerous. And these are unsound and dangerous, precisely in this : that a man thus binding himself, prostitutes his God-given reason, sur renders his freedom ot will, closes up the tribunal of conscience and delivers him self tip a moral slave to men who have no authority over bis moral laculties and who are no more infallible than him self. He thus becomes a mere tool. And if he be a tool in the hands of good men, it is but a happy accident. Even then he deprives himself of the eternal reward due to deeds of virtue. For good deeds, even charity, in order to be virtuous and win the reward promised by Jesus Christ, must be supernatural; that is, must be done tor bod, in His name and in obed ience to His will ; not at the instigation of a society, or because the object of such benevolence happens to be a mem ber, or the family of a member in good standing." After further dwelling upon the wis dom of the Church in dealing with prin ciples susceptible of dangerous applica tion ; and the folly of trying tosubstitute purely human means of doing good and practicing virtue, for those which Christ himself established and enriched with the treasures of his erace. the speaker con cluded in these words, "Now, while you view with, horror, the result ot sucn principles when carried to the bitter end, let your prayers ascend to the throne of (jod, tor the distinguished victim who'se precious me now hangs in tne Daiance. Of Interest to Woodmen. The first death in the Woodman ranks in this county was that of David B. Huntly of Hardwick, who was buried June 22. Proof of death was sent to the head office the 24th and on July 19 was paid, the widow receiving $2,000 in less than four weeks. Missouri's convicts cost $80,000 last year, and earned for the state $83,991. I St. Johnsbury Center. Stiles' store is a busy place on Monday r 11 r A mornings. The tarmers irom mi bring in their cream, which is taken by team to the creamery at Passumpsic, and they are realizing a very good price for butter at the present time. Thirty-eight years ago a girl by the name of Kennedy came from Canada to ork in the family of Hiram Weeks. She was taken sick with diphtheria and died and was buried in the old village ceme tery. A brother and a sister came to the place recently to have the remains moved to Canada, where the girl's mother still resides. What was their surprise in dig ging for the remains nothing could be found but one nip Done anu iulcc uui bones and those thickly encased in elm roots. It seems that an elm tree stood at the foot of the grave and the roots bad absorbed every vesiige of the re mains except the bones described. The parishioners and others gave a reception to Mr. Fisher in the vestry of the Congregational church Friday even- j. It was a pleasant and informal gathering. Remarks were made by Rev. C. F. Robinson and Rev. Mr. Donaldson and by Deas. Pringle and Stone, express ing the feeling that Mr. Fisher has done a good work among the people while here, and that he goes away with the best wishes of his many friends. An envelope containing a sum of money and some mementoes was presented to him, to which he responded in a very happy manner, thanking all for the aid he had received and tiu great interest so many felt in his future welfare. Cake and ice cream were served. Two men were received into the Con gregational church Sunday morning. One was immersed in the river, the ceie mony of baptism and receiving into the church being performed by Rev. C. F. Robinson. Rev. Mr. Walch of St. Johnsbury will speak on "The Intemperance of Temper ance" at the Methodist church Sunday evening at 7 o'clock under the auspicesof the Woman s Christian temperance Union. Rev. E. W. Hatch of Danville was present at the service at the Congrega tional church last Sunday and will oc cupy the desk there next Sunday. William D. Harriman, from Ann Arbor, Mich., has been spending a few days with his brother, David Harriman. Miss Kate Harriman from Kansas City, Mo., is visiting at her brother's, T, E. Harriman. The schools commenced Monday, the grammar department under the direction of Miss J. Ethel Guild and the primary taught by Miss Mary E. Adams. C. R. Fisher left Mondav morning and will visit the Buffalo exposition and his home at Syracuse, before returning to Hartford Seminary the first of Octobsr. Mrs. John Moore, who has been at the Hanover hospital for several weeks, returned Saturday night. She is slowly improving. Rev. C. F. Robinson goes this week to Clinton. Conn., to resume his labors at the Congregational church. Mrs. Robin son and son will remain at Dea. Pringle's for the present. Mrs. Addie Chaplin of Boston is visit ing her cousin, Mrs. Henry Powers. Quite a number from tnis place attend ed the Sherbrooke fair last week. The County Fair. Next week comes the 55th annual Cale donia county fair and the directors expect one of the largest crowds ever seen and have secured exhibits and attractions that will surely bring the people. Wednesday will probably be the big day, but there will be plenty of trotting on Thursday and lots to see both days. Besides an unusually fast string of horses, Charles Taylor of White River Junction, the oldest jockey in the world, will be an interesting feature of the races During the heats there will be a number of stage attractions, under the auspices of the J. W. Gorman Company of Boston The live stock exhibit promises to be larger than for, many years. Besides tie Hood farm stock, C. C. Doe of South' Newbury . will send a carload of Ayr- shires, B. K. Graves will have his blooded Holsteins and George C. Cary will exhibit his fine herd of Devons. T. 0. Taylor has also promised to ha ve here his registered Herefords and Jersey red swine. A new feature of the fair will be a large exhibit of Belgian hares by Frank W. Hastings, the Green Mountain Belgian Hare Co., of West Waterford, E. P. Car penter, manager, and the exhibit of the Riverside Rabbitry, Jesse Gage, manager. These gentlemen will show high grade stock, many of the animals from impor ted stock. The raising of Belgian hares is bound to be an important industry and the public willbeespeciallyinterested in seeing the large exhibit of these hand some animals. The exhibit of Jerseys and Berksbires from Hood Farm, Lowell, Mass., are the same that attracted so much attention this season at Putnam, Conn., and Nashua and Rochester, N. H., and a fuller description of the exhibit will be given next week. Premium lists can be obtained at the stores of Steele, Taplin & Co., the Stiles Drug store and the telephone office of Harry H. Carr. Secretary Smith will be at the office of W. W. Sprague, Pythian Building, on Saturday, Sept. 14th, and Monday, Sept. 16th, to receive entries. The North church Sunday school will observe rally day next Sunday. Every enrolled member of the school is urged to be present, and every member of the church and congregation not now identi fied with the school is invited to come and enroll next Sunday. The subject of the sermon at the Ad vent Christian church Sunday morning will be "An Outline Exposition of Daniel 7." Sunday school at 12 o'clock and at 6.30 p. tn., prayer, praise and testimony meeting. The pastor will preach at the First Baptist church next Sunday. Subject of the morning sermon, "The Sale ot Birth right." In the evening, "Practical Lessons from the History of Jacob." Four were received into membership at the business meeting last week. First Church of Christ, Scientist, Odd Fellows' Block, Sunday morning service at 10.45. subject, "Matter." Wednesday evening meeting at 7.30. Sunday school following the morning service. The read ing room is open Wednesday and Thurs day from 2 to 5. On Sunday evening at the North church Rev. Mr. Chapman intends to preach the first of two sermons appro priate to the opening of the school year, upon the topic "Pupil and Teacher." The special theme on Sunday will be "The Pupil." The Christian Endeavor society and young people of the South church gave the hrst social ol the season at tne cnui gn parlors Friday evening. Mrs. Ellen Ely Kyburg sang the of fertory at the South church Sunday morning and gave a solo at the vesper service. The subject of the service at Grace Methodist church Sunday morning will be "The Watchman's Call out of Mt. Seir." In the evening, "Lot's Tent, or an Historical Light on modern Anar chisms." A Prayer and a Plea for a Revival " will be the theme of the prayer meeting at the Free liaptist church this evening The pastor will preach Sunday morning unoti " A Great Crisis in Life." The sub ject for the evangelistic service Sunday evening will be A uaa Bargain ana a Glorious Offer." Darts from Dartmouth. Although the summer school, number ing about hlty student teacners was held here in July, and the Thayer men and "medics" came alittlelater.Hanover has seemed a little deserted until now; but this week students are arriving in squads, and matters are taking on their liveliest aspect. Rumor, and perhaps better authority, has it that the entering class will contain 350; and if this be true it will be double that of two years ago. Everything looks exceedingly prosperous for the college. Prof. Richardson has returned from abroad, and the new professors will carry on the work which was begun last vear. The Webster Centennial promises to be a great success and it is expected that the capacity of the town and college halls will be taxed to the utmost to provide accommodations for the alumni and other guests. At the centennial ban quet, Alfred Russell, '50 will preside, and responses will be made by Pres. Tucker and Uov. Jordan. eniei justice isaac Newton Blodgett will speak on "Mr. Webster's Training at the New Hamp shire Bar." Senator Hoar and Chief Justice Fuller of the U. S. supreme court will also speaK oi nis various relations 10 state and judicature. The firm of Hatch, St. J. A. '96, and Wasburn, St. J. A. '97, will hereafter con sist of Hatch and Guy Abbott. East St. Johnsbury. Mrs. H. H. Moulton has returned from Old Orchard and commenced her school in Concord. Mrs. Robert Cochrane and daughter, Miss Marie, of Detroit, are visiting rela tives in this vicinity. The health of Lyfe Parker, who recent ly passed his 97th birthday, seems to be failing. The village school, taught by Miss Flora S. Atkins and Miss Abba Smith, commenced Monday with 27 scholars. Miss Atkins boards with Mrs. Eugene Shastney. Mrs. Mary Stone Scott, widow of Dr. W. J. Scott, died at her residence in Cleveland, Ohio, Sept. 2. She was a daughter of Nathan Stone, formerly of this village. After the death of her mother she lived for many years in the family of the late Judge Morrill. ONE-HALF COST. What I advertise, I alwavs perform. Do you know of anything to the contrary ? Example: '$1,000.00 Fire Insurance in the residen tial part of the village, will cost in any Stock Coir pany $10.00 for 5 years. I can place this same insurance in a first-class Mass. Mutual Co. that has been in business for 73 years, and that has a good sur plus of nearly half a miWiori dollars, for this ifcaci'siini, and on the'. - experience" of many'years will return you $5.00 at the end of the term in a cash dividend. Is this worth saving or not ? A one year policy will return 20 per cent, and a three years 30 per cent on the exact stock rates. Investigate and be convinced that what I say, I stand ready to prove. CHAS. S. HASTINGS, Agt. Over Post Office. SOME INDUCEMENTS To enable us to open our New Fall Line of Dress Skirts to Advantage. We have about 20 Odd Skirts, one or two of a style, Mostly 41, 42 and 43 lengths. We are anxious to sell them. You'll be anxious to own them when vou learn the urioes. $1 .98, $2.98, $3.75 and $4.98. It's not too late to get some oomfort out of a Shirt Waist when you can purchase a good Percale Waist for 25 cents, is it? All Summer Goods at your own price. LAWRENCE P. LEACH, 3 RAILROAD STREET, ST. JOBNSBVRV, vT BEVELED MATS Out 30 x40 for the large mats. All the Latest Shades for Sale at this office. Vermont's Wandering Jew. The St. Albans Messenger has the fol lowing concerning a pilgrim who has several times honored St. Johnsbury with visits in his more useful days : The Messenger's old friend Stiles Mc Mullen is on earth again, as witness this item from the Barton Landing news in the Orleans County Monitor : "Stiles McMulIen of Burlington, a man who claims to be one hundred and 6ve years old, made his annual call here last week. He walked from Newport." Stiles knows his act, all right. For years he claimed St. Albans as his home but nobody here appeared to know him' Now, he hails from Burlington. Stiles is a gay old boy. He can give Munchausen cards and spades and beat him. Summervllle. J. N. Chondler's mtat market was broken into Friday night and meat and money to the amount ot about $4.00 was taken. The thieves entered by pry. ing up a wiiidow. Mrs. Clarissa P. Bugbre of Montnelier mother of Mrs. William Daniels, cekbrat brated her 83rd birthday Thursday hv carriage drive, on which she was accom- panied by her grandson, H. B. Daniels and wife, and her great-grandchild, little Llara Dameis. J. N. Chandler is killing some fine two and three-year-old steers and heifers this mouth which experts in the business av cannot be beat. Letter to George W. Cree. St. Johnsbury, Vt. Dear Sir: There was a time when it paid a painter to paint lead and oil, and fight shy of anything else. That was when the market was lull of poor paints, and zinc was unknown. Now zinc has come in, lead and oil must give way it is too short-lived. There are two ways to use zinc; you can mix it in with lead in a tub, or buy Devoe lead and zinc, which is grouud to gether by machinery. It you mix your own lead and zine,you gain something; if you buy Devoe vou gain more, because machinery does better work than hand mixing. Experience is. worth something. We've had 14G years of it. Yours truly, 43 F. W. Devoe & Co. P. S. Flint Bros, sell our paint in your section The Renrwnl a Blrain. Vacation is over. Again the school bell rings at morning and at noon, again with tens of thousands the hardest kind of work has begun, the renewal of which is a mental and physical strain to all ex cept the most rugged. The little girl that a few days ago had roses in her checks, and the little boy whose lips were then so red you would have insisted that they had been "kissed by strawberries," have already lost something of their ap pearance of health. Now is a time when many children should be given a tonic, which may avert much serious trouDle, and we know of no other so highly to be recommended as Hood's Sars'apatilla, which strengthens the nerves, perfects digestion and assimilation, and aids mental development by building up the whole system. Miss Annie 0. Maloney SUCCESSOR TO Mrs. E. M. Roberts, IN THE Main St . Millinery Stow. WILL OPEN THE STORE SEPTEMBER 16. to order out of any of our Photo Mounts.