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ST. JOUNSBURY CALEDONIAN, SEPTEMBER 16, 1908.
Our County's New Jail. Detailed Description of the Building.-Brief History of the Jail t Danville and the Two Others at St. Johns bury. The Public invited to Inspect the New Jail Friday and Saturday. - - - - p - -, - r ' - V-.'::- - J j - - . - - - f. " . A , . . . ft, , ,,,iv. ..... .. ..vV ? iAr ... .v."rtwr.w- : ' La.. 1 u .,i , ; f r f f j . , The last legislature authorized Cale donia county to erect a new jail at St. Jubtisbury at a cost not to exceed $211,0110, ;ni(l this building is now com plete within the appropriation. The la'i!atiKi' provided that it should be built hy the assistant judges, Hon. J. F. Rul'uIis nl Burke, and Hon. George T. Eastman of Walden, and Col. T. C. Fletcher of hi he. IniiMu;.' Tii"ll .1 carclul ' in tin ,i the emit of St. Johnsbury. On account Jth the latter resigned, and the was erected under the super the assistant judges. After a i iiination of penal institutions M other states the judges let at to the Pauly Jail Building I'uiimu: v ol m. Louis, Mo. This com pany have i ust completed the new jail in BuriiriL: t"ii, and were the builders ot the jail .it M i;tpchcr and Newport. They dawn they have built for Caledonia oiiiiiy rue U-st jail they ever erected for a si :n -l.ir appropriation, and all who have vi-iteil the building the past week will bear them out in their claim. In man v instances they did more than the C'liitr.ici called for, and stand ready to make ar.v repairs or alterations in the future tn at may be deemed necessary A. y rve had general charge of the ci mam! ta L'a. in tne lira;- i-truction, using the past three a toice of men varying from 12 l i e onlv wood in the building is -oof and was furnished by A. L. while the C. H. Goss Company .eating and plumbing contract i 1 hue; was erected southeast of hail the ::. The sail the . uici'' 'i leet an 111 lia pi, ten-l-ai jr.. 1. i house, and the jail proper is f inches square. As indicated nire there is a one-story ex iroiit 13 feet deep. The build i inite foundation, is of brick mortar, and covered with a T he interior is of steel con :hrough(iut. The building is areproof and a jail delivery almost inconceivable. The l jj aniteoid and the interior ol Initl' pressed brick. The of the building was $19,813. : li building one comes on the ' spacious office "f the jailor, a then, while opposite is a mi which can be used for hear l;e "thirl degree." Entering oer one comes first to a lock- whii-h suggests the block a signal tower. li v working iy levers the tier of five cells 'tied or closed together or iiaeent to this lockinir device A t.ag booth where one can talk ; nsoner in an adjoining booth, iillvseehim bectiuse the two entirely separated by a en iron grating. ' le corridor four feet wide ex ninl the first floor, while the mto an inner corridor five and at wide. The two corridors iied by an iron grating which a floor to ceiling. The cells 1 f by seven and contain besides 1, set bowl and closet both Mth running water. An air eh cell ensures perfect ventila some of the cells that will be ' v "trusties" have electric n-ed in ease of any emergency. ' i ier of five cells on one side liner and the same number on - le is an air shaft extending o-i inent to the roof, and -here 'er pipes and steam pipes are nyement of. the cells on the is ipiite different, as there is that can be used as a hospi ' the head of the iron stair- north east corner are three ol be occupied by women, : of" live cells on the south side i will be devoted to juveniles wise occupied. In one corner a is one room containing a atlitul) while in the opposite ""mi for a shower bath. Our of the interior, taken by i s, slmws the second story vn the corridor to the room ; the shower bath, senient which can be entered he outside of the building are cages with the same toilet v the cells but without any - .'ire intended for transient loxication or tramps. The "ier which was used in the old - located in the basement to h capacious coal bunkers, a underground passage from An , i i. Catarrh national disease originating In " I and requiring constitutional - ai ting through and purifying the " its radical and permanent cure. st constitutional remedy is -ci' s Sarsaparilla 1 liquid form or In chocolated a as Sarsatabs. 100 doses $1. "I other local forms of catarrh 'I by Catarrlets, which allay In 1 ' " and deodorize discharge. 50c. Is a, in.,,,-, trea:: fclOa-! The , Ho h, tali,., Na are t- Bami!. the jailor's house to the basement of the jail. As shown in the illustration the win dows are all heavily barred and obscured glass is used throughout the building. The windows on the first floor are fur ther protected by an iron screen to pre vent anything being thrown in to the prisoners from the outside. The corri dors are lighted by electricity controlled by switches in the jailor's office, and peep holes permit the jailor to seeat any time all parts of the interior. The building will be open for general inspection on Friday and Saturday of this week, and the public are cordially invited to visit the building and see what - 7 j -5. -f , ' ft"': t ! t 4 ..'itFr::::! ! l 9 VK . 'J -SI - i : r - U a1" t -i ' a modern jail really is. On the following week the prisoners who have been kept in the anteuateJ structure that tor 4-0 years has sheltered the criminals in the county will be transferred to the new building. History of the Old Jails. When Caledonia county came into ex istence as a political division 1 here was the usual rivalry amoiii.' the towns to se cure the county offices and buildings. I'eticham and Danville were the strong est in presenting their claims, and Dan ville secured the prize. Two of her citi zens, Mr. Dow and Mr. Hartshorn, offered to give land for a site lor the buildings and a common, and therefore they were placed where ''Danville Green" village now is. The line separating Dow's and Hartshorn's land passed north and south through the village. The original court house was erected upon the corner of the streets northwest of the common, and was constructed of wood. It contained a large room in which court sat, and two smaller rooms for the accommodation of jury and law yers. The precise date of erection is un known; but the county docket of Janu ary 7, 1797, the first court term held in the county as then existing, records that they "met at the court-house in Danville, Monday, January 7, 1797, and adjourned to Daniel Smith's" from which we may understand it was then unfit for occu pancy. The next record concerning the LUU1 l-lliyusc 13 ill hi v.. .- January, 1801, accepting thecourt house, proVKlCU 11 IS paillieu nuu a biuh'" cured by January term next." Some years before the county seat was changed to St. Johnsbury the building was re moved to its present position and raised up, giving the town a hall on the ground floor, with the court room above, and pillars on the front were added. A "gaol" was built and accepted by the court in Janucry, 1799, which also fixed the limits of the gaol-yard wherein per sons arrested for debt could remain. Delinquent debtors paid their debts by taking up their residence within the jail limits, which were extended in 1810 to "one mile north, cast, south mid west from the gaol." This gaol was of logs, hewn square, and notched at the ends so as to interlock with each other, and pinned together. The docket of the Jan uary term, 1807, records the drawing of orders for $3,000, in favor of David LI kins, for building the gaol. This is un derstood to have included the gaol house in which the keeper was to live. The second jail was built by subscrip tion and cost about $2,000. It was built of immense granite stone, some of them 20 feet in length, quarried in Danville, hewn and dowelled together The notorious counterfeiter "Bristol Bill was once confined in this jail and tried here; and it is said the authorities at Boston sent an officer to Danville to warn them of his desperate character, and get him sent to Boston for sale con finement, who, after inspecting the jail, returned, saying he was safer here .than there. When he came to tna , I bss N. Davis was state's attorney, and Bristol Bill" became so enraged at him that tie stabbed him in the throat, and barely missed taking his life. It was from this building that "Bristol Bill" attempted to make his escape by making a key to the outs.de ?ock from his wash basin. This lock and the tin key are now among the interest ing relics at the Fairbanks Museum. The above jail was built under the supervision of Ira Brainerd of Barnet. It went into disuse when the one at St. Johnsbury was built and when the North Congregational church at St. Johnsbury was erected, the old jail was demolished and the material used in the foundation of the church. It was cus tomary for the committee or grand jury, when called upon to inspect the jail regularly to report it as insufficient, as a measure of relief to the jailor if any prisoner should escape.- It was ordered by the court in 1838 that a "picket post" fence should be built around the jail, and, accordingly, a solid fence ol plank was built about 10 or 12 feet high each plank sharpened to a point at the top. The Court House was built in St. Johnsbury in 1856 and the first jail building was probably erected at a later period. The second jail building was erected in 18G7 and had for its first occupant Gardiner Brown of Lunenburg. The Caledonian files of the years between 1850 and 18G8 con tain brief references to several jail de deliveries so it is fair to assume that in the early days it was quite easy to escape from durance vile. The" old building which has served the county for 40 years will be used for a barn and the big iron doors kept as a souvenir of jail architecture of half a century ago. NEWBURY. Miss Sadie I'lummer, a former teacher in the town central school, now of Man chester, N. H., is visiting .Mrs. Slack. Mrs. Jane Cobleigh went to Lyndon ville on business last week. Mrs. N. E. Hutchins and Mrs. John Hale spent Saturday and Sunday with Mrs. Charles Gage at St. Johnsbury. Miss Anna Atkinson returned to her school in Brooklyn, N. Y., last week. Miss Emily Silsbv went to Lexington, Mass., to spend a few days, before going to Abbott Academy, where she is to at tend school. Mrs. J. L. George went to Lynn, Mass., last week, where she will make her home with her sister, Mrs. Lewis White. Karl Richardson goes to Groton Pond this week, where he will succeed Alvah Cobleigh as office boy in the Miller-Ayer Lumlner Company. We wish him great success. Abraham Dow of Concord, X. H., is in town for a few days. School opened Monday with the fol lowing list of teachers: Principal, G. V. Hoyt; assistant principal, Miss Lottie M tinsel I; Miss Mary Darling, 8th and 9th grades; Miss Helen Carr, (5th and 7th grades; Miss Ethel Arthur, ad, 4-th and 5th grades; Miss Helen Beckwith, 1st and 2nd. Abner Avery lost his horse Sunday by falling into a well. Henry Orser and son of Northfield vis ited at John K. Weeks' last week. WEST WATERFORD. A Birthday Party. About 75 friends and neighbors of Carl Daniels met Saturday evening to help him celebrate his 21st birthday, which occurred on Sunday. George Fuller from West Newton Mass., and Miss Bertha Daniels played the piano. Marching, games and a social time was enjoyed. Elbridge Hastings made the presentation speech and Mr. Daniels was the recipient ol$21. He responded gracefully. Mrs. W. A. Lvster made the birthday cake with the name Carl 87-08. Kelresh ments of cake and coffee were served and at a late hour the company left wishing him many more happy birthdays. Herbert West's sister from Littleton, who has been visiting them, returned to her home the first of the week. Mrs. Tibbets from St. Johnsbury visited Mrs. II. J. Patrick last week, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Pease from Concord visited Mr. and Mrs. K. M. Lawrence last week. SOUTH RYEGATE. Harrison Writrht is taking a commercial course at St. Johnsbury Academy. Miss Marion Hall spent Monday in St. Johnsbury. Mr. and Mrs. Horace Thomas of Lansing, Mich., are expected here today, having made the trip east in their auto mobile. Miss Elizabeth Hall went Friday to Schenectady to take up her duties as primary supervisor for another year. George Crowe had the misfortune to lose a valuable team horse Friday. B. P. Crowe was driving a heavily loaded stone team from Morrison's quarry when the brake broke. The horses were thrown down and one horse W'as in jured so severely that it died in a few moments. John L. Heartz has moved with his family into James O'Kourke's, (Jr.,) house at the (Juint place, recently vacated by A. Andreolotti. M. F. Sargent has completed the im provements on the Darling block and J. A. Frazer is to occupy the tenement at the rear. A surprise party was given Miss Bcrnice Phimmer at the home of A. K. Bone by the young people of the village, Wednesday evening. A very pleasant evening was enjoyed by nil present, a corn roast being a special feature of the evening. Cake and coffee were served. A ptiir of silver handled embroidery scissors was presented to Miss Plunimer as a token of the esteem in which she is held by the many friends whom she has made during her stay in Vermont. Miss I'lummer started for Clearfield, Iowa, Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Ernest Keenan went to St. Johns bury, Thursday, for a week's visit, ac companied by her mother, Mrs. Aitken, who has Ix-en visiting here. Rev. W. S. Wallaft returned from New York, Friday. Mrs. Wallace will remain sometime longer "with Mrs. Dean, who is rapidly recovering from an operation for appendicitis. Encouraging reports come from Mrs. James Beaton at the Hanover Hospital. Charles B. Darling is attending school in Barre. Forbes Beaton and William J. Cowie have returned to Monson, Mass., for a second year at Monson Academy. GREENSBORO. Schools opened Tuesday, September 8, with the following teachers: .School No. 1, Miss Grace Kimball; No. 2, Mrs. M. D. Chase; No. 3, Mrs. Ina Logan; No. 6, Roland Thornton; No. 7, Harrie Griswold; No. 9, Miss Mabel Miller; No. 10, Miss Madge Brown and Miss Mae Wilcox; No. 11, Miss Beatrice O' Brien; No. 14, Miss Grayce Cate. SOUTH WHEEL0CK. Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Bean visited in Danville last week. Gus Newland moved his family from Will Mitcham's house to Danville last week. Weed and Hoffman finished sawing their stock of logs last week. Miss Nora Buckley returned home from Barton the first of the week. Mrs. Ora Drew and Mrs. Dan Gilman and son of St. Johnsbury were at W.J. Mooney's last week. Miss Mary Buckley goes this week to Barton and Wolcott for a few weeks. Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Gerry ol Wheelock, L. Smith of St. Johnsbury and Miss Gladys Ayer of Stannard were at A. E. Weed's over Sunday. C. H. Goss and daughters and G. K. Goss of St. Johnsbury spent Sunday at W. W. Bean's. J. Pillsbury is in Boston visiting his son's family. Mrs. James Carter of St. Johnsbury is visiting at Justin Heath's. Mr. and Mrs. II. C. Sherburne and W. Mitcham visited Mrs. Mary Weed in Stannard this week. E. J. Jefiers lost a number of sheep by dogs Friday night. Luther Pillsbury of Boston is visiting his sister, Mrs. Justin Heath. Mrs. William Peak returned last week from Claremont, N. 11., where she has been visiting her sister and mother. Telephones were put in to C. H. Drown's, Warren Smith's and Fred Blake's houses last week, making 16 subscribers on the line now, W. W. Bean was in Montpelier last week on business. LYKD0H CENTER. Miss Faye Newell of Centre Sandwich, X. IL, is visiting Mrs. June Roys Gage. NORTH DANVILLE. Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Varnum of Cam bridge, made a trip to Maine in their touring car the past week. They were accompanied by H. G. Varnum of this place. On their return they visited rela tives about here, returning to their home Saturday. Dr. and Mrs. Frank Hall of Newbury -port, Mass., are guests of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Sanborn and Mr. and Mrs. Mer ton Hall. They came in their auto. Miss Mary Varnum of Windsor recent ly snent a few days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Varnum. The Misses Anderson of St. Johnsbury visited their aunt, Mrs. O. II. Stevens, a few days recently. Rev. and Mrs. B. P. Parker and daughter Hattie attended the yearly meeting of the Free Baptists held at South Stratford the past week and are visiting friends in East Randolph this week. Mrs Emily A. McCatie, of whom men tion was made in the Caledonian of last week, died Wednesday from the effects of injuries received from falling downstairs. The remains were taken to her home at "North Hartland, Thurs day, and the luneral was held Sunday. The burial was at Ouechee. Mr. and Mrs. E.N. Tilden accompanied the body returning Monday. Mr. and Mrs A. E. Blewitt were called to West Barnet, Tuesday, to attend the funeral of her brother's wife, Mrs. My ron Eggleston. Mr. and Mrs. George H. Ilickford and mother, Mrs. A. B. Owen of llardwick, and Mr. and Mrs. Herbert J. Bickford of Brookly n, N. V., called on their cousins, F. E. Bickford and Mrs. J. P. Weeks, Saturday. They came in G. II. Bickford's touring car. Having sold the farm known as the Charles Shaw farm here, II. L. Aver oilers to sell at public auction on Sept. 23, farm stock and farming implements. See adv. elsewhere for particulars. About 25 friends of Miss Genevieve Ward enjoyed a party at her home Fri day evening in honor of her lGth birth day. The" guests included a party of young people from St. Johnsbury. Games were played, graphophone music enjoyed, and refreshments of ice cream and cake served. LYNDONVILLE. Mrs. C. B. Dodge entertained the Christmas Club very pleasantly Wednes day afternoon. C. B. Hutchinson and daughter Bessie, were tit Sherbrookc, over Sunday, with Mrs. Irvine, who is quite ill. Mrs. Josephine Wilder has gone to Whitefield, to spend a few days with her son, Dr. Richard Wilder. Henry Wilkie has gone to St. Johns bury to work in a barber shop. Mrs. Scribner of Enosburg Falls, a former resident here, has been visiting Mrs. A. L. Finney the past week. K1RBY. Alonzo Brooks has returned from a two weeks visit among old friends in Heche Plain. Miss Eva Wilkins from Lowell, Mass., is visiting her brother, Frank Wilkins. Ira Bennett from Philadelphia, with his family and a party of friends, are stopping at his farm and visiting Mrs. Austin Barney. Ira Noyes, who has been seriously ill, is slowly recovering. Mr. and Mrs. II. C. Bond from St. Johnsbury visited at J. E. Batchelder's, Wednesday. EAST ST. JOHNSBURY. Mrs. Ira G Smith and daughter re cently received a call from their cousins, Mrs. Susan Devine from Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Mark Harrington from New York City. Miss Edith Rudd of Nashua is at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Step hen Rudd. Miss Nellie Stiles has returned from a week's visit with relatives at Nashua. Miss Charlotte Morrill has returned to Brooklyn. II. F. Griswold has resigned his posi tion as janitor of the schoolhouse and Frank Drew is now doing the work. Mr. Drew also carries the scholars in place of Oscar Wallace, resigned. Mrs. Bert Howe and children have re turned to their home in Boston. They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. James Beck who will visit them for two weeks. At Danville. Rally day will be observed by the Con gregational Sunday school on Septemlier 27. A special program of music and other interesting exercises will be pre pared. Miss Lucy Preston of Morrisville is visiting Mrs. Agusta Colby. Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Cree and daughter Doris of Woodsville visited at S. N. Ingalls' Sunday. Miss Kate A. Currier returned to New York city, Tuesday, where she will resume her teaching in the Institute for the Deaf. Mrs. Eugene Page of Pittsfield, Mass., is visiting her daughter, Mrs. Harold Ayer. Mr. and Mrs. E. W. Sturdevant and daughter Ada, who have been spending the summer with relatives in town, started Saturday for California, and will visit friends in New York and Wilkes barre enroute. Mr. Eddy of Providence, R. I., is visit ing at Stephen Waterman's. A. A. Fisher of Washington, D. C, is spending some time with his family here. Mrs. Ida Babbitt, who has leen visit ing friends in town, returned Saturday to her home in St. Albans. Mr. and Mrs. Anson Hoyt. Maurice and Willie Hoyt, and Mr. and Mrs. Martin Dow, attended the Preston- Wright wedding at Passumpsic, Wednes day. The social given for the members of the home department ot the Congrega tional Sunday school, triday alternoon, at the church parlor was very enjoyable. Miss Harriet S. Whittier and Miss Ada Sturdevant sang several Scotch songs, and Mrs. W. B. Hodgdon recited. Mrs. J. F. Schneider gave a short outline of the work of the organization, after which refreshments of ice cream and wafers were served. The children of the Methodist Sunday school were given a picnic Saturday by the teachers of the Sunday school. It was held at Wesley Morse's and was greatly enjoyed by the children. Mrs. Alma Davis and nieces, Bertha and Ellen Louie, of St. Johnsbury, are visiting at R. C. Davis'. Mrs. Jennie Morse is visiting Mrs. Edson Hill at East Barnet. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Perkins of St. Johnsbury visited relatives in town over Sunday. There will be a food sale at the Meth odist church Saturday afternoon of this week. Mr. and Mrs. George Janes of Mere dith, N. IL, are visiting at Noah Bur dick's. Marshall J. Morrill returned to Brook lyn last week. He was accompanied by Mrs. A. E. Farr, who will visit him for several weeks. The gasoline arc light, which was pur chased by subscription a few weeks ago, proves to le very successful and gives a line light. Mr. and Mrs. George Hooker of St. Johnsbury visited friends in town over Sunday. Program for Grange meeting Septem Iter21!: Piano duet, Miss Bertha West and Miss Mary Crane; "Earlv Days of California," Miss Bertha West; "The Vermont Picnic," Miss Preston; song, Mrs. Nelson Dole. Topic, " Who would I be if not myself?" E W. Hunt, Mrs. Bennett, Mrs. Sargent, George Crane, George Lambert. Jacob E. Heath sells his farm and farming tools at auction Thursday, Sept. 24. This farm of 175 acres is known as the Asher Badger place and situated about two miles east of this village. R. B. Gatnmell is the auctioneer. Pure Cream Tartar 30 cents, Banner Oats 25 cents, Kerosene Oil 10 cents, Tobacco 9 cents, 10 pounds Soda 25 cents at B. L. Wells' Cash store, West Danville. ST. JOHNSBURY CENTER. Mrs. D. Q. Woodruff spent Thursday with her sister at West Burke. Mrs. Jennie Forsythe went to Man chester last week to visit her mother. Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Huntlev went to Glover, Thursday, to visit friends. Mrs. A. B. Pringle went to Waterville, Me., last week to visit her son Henry. Mrs. Charles Sanborn has gone to Medford, Mass., to visit relatives. Mrs. Mabel Miles Pierce of Washing ton, D. C, is visiting at II. J. Kelly's. Leslie Streeter of Oakdale, Mass., has been visiting his sister, Mrs. Myre Wood bury. Austin Emerson of Wheelock and Mr. and Mrs. D. B. Gilson of East Burke have been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Smith Emer son. Mrs. Myre Woodbury was called to West Berlin by the death of her mother, Miss Eliza Streeter. Mrs. Chester Dean, who has been visit ing her daughter, Mrs. Irving Hall, has returned to St. Johnsbury. Mrs. Charles Copp and Miss Grace Griswold of East St. Johnsbury were calling on old friends here last week. Communion will be observed at the Methodist church next Sunday. The Christian Endeavor society will give a musical entertainment at the church, Friday evening. Light refresh ments will be served. Admission 10 cents. Mrs. John Learned passed her 91st birthday, Tuesday. She is in quite good health and still very active. On Satur day evening she attended a meeting of Wide Awake Grange of which she is a charter member. Her many friends hope that she will live to enjoy many more birthdays. Miss Helen Brewer of Pike Station spent Sunday with her patents,. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brewer. Mrs. Henry Bolton of Peacham was the guest of Mrs. Henry Wallace last week and on Sunday was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Hinman of St. Johnsbury. Joseph Ranney, who has been at Brightlook Hospital, was able to return home the first of the week. Mr. and Mrs. Gardner Menut, who have been at Springfield, Mass., are vis iting Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Menut. Mr. and Mrs. Homer Potter of West Somerville, Mass., are visiting Mrs. Diantha Stone. .I..H-I-I-H-H"1"1"I"1"1-1-1"I-I-I"I'I"1"1"1"I-I' A Fatherly Interest. Copyright, 19(8, by T. C. McClure. ' Mr. Joseph Saunders was mayor of a certain town in England. He was nk-io a married man with a wife and three children. lie was also fifty-five years old and a man of dignity. He was also president of three or four boards, hud a character for probity and was looking longingly forward to the time when he should make his nppeur nnce in the hau.se of commons. Mr. ilitinders had business in London. 7lon that business had been conclud ed he had business at Dover. He was waiting for his train la the Loudon depot when he was approached by two females. One was a motherly woman of forty and the other u girl of about twenty. The former looked anxious, and the latter wns weeping. Mr. Saunders asked what was the ma Iter. "It's this way, sir," began the elder ly woman In a businesslike way. "I am Mrs. Baxter of the Framiugham School For Girls. This Is Miss Ladue of Paris. She has been attending my school ti secure an English education. She has news that her mother Is very ill. Some one should have come for her, but has not. She goes to Dover and takes the boat. If she could go under your charge, sir" Of course Mr. Saunders was only too happy, and 90 forth. On several occa sions his mother had been very ill, and he knew how it was. After the train had moved away and after Miss La due had wept for a quarter of an hour he got n surprise. The girl lifted her veil and exhibited a laugh ing face and called him "Uncle Jim." It was an English face, and her words were Euglish. The honorable stared at her for a long uiluute and then said: "You are up to some sort of game and have rung nie into it." "Yes, you are my Uncle Jim until you have seen ine safe aboard the boat at Dover. Now, don't he impulsive ami declare that you won't and nil that. "We selected you because of your age and dignity, my dear uncle. You have a fatherly look. You also have au ex pression of innocence lurking about you. As your niece I shall pass un questioned." Ills honor leaned back In his seat and refused to answer. He was in a sweat. He had been forced into a situation that might eud In his down fall, and he realized that It must lie handled with care. "I will get off nt Gravesend," he said after awhile. "I beg your pardon, uncle, but Dover is your destination," she pleasantly replied. "I hope you are not becomiiri ftbsontininded as you grow old. You are to see me on the bout, you know." "No; I will not do It:" "You'll do It like a little Iamb, sir, and I shall be very proud of my old uncle. What funny stories can you think of? I know you must have a keen sense of humor. So have I." "Woman, do you know who I am." thundered the honorable, springing up. "My Uncle Jim, of course," she smil ingly replied. "I can so nrrauge it that the papers will say that you kind ly escorted me on this trip. Have nunty and my cousins asked about me lately?" Ills honor realized his helplessness and leaned buck ami groaned In de spair. He had blundered into a fa therly trap and knew that the girl hud all the advantage and would keep it. "What Is the the crime?" he asked after awhile. "Why, I ncle Jim! How dare you charge your niece with a crime? I wouldn't have believed it of you!" "But you are fleeing out of England and fear arrest." "Oh, but enn't one flee without being n criminal ? Suppose 1 am in love with a Frenchman and owing to my fa ther's surveillance I must go to Paris like a fugitive to marry the man of my choice." "Humph!" grunted the honorable. The girl removed her hut and laid her bend back and seemed to sleep. At Rochester n couple of men whom he suspected to be officers of the law looked In. At Canterbury two more repeated the performance. Between Canterbury .and Ashford the young lady woke up and said: "Good Uncle Jim, the sober second thought Is the best. You will see me nnd my luggage on the boat and then go where you will." "Hanged if I do!" ho said to himself, but up rose a vision of his family, of his mayoralty, of his political ambi tions, and he groaned like a man in pain. When the train run Into Dover the girl took Uncle Jim's arm nnd went with him to see about the lug gage. She "uncled" him in the hear ing of "fifty persons. He gave orders, bought her ticket and sat with her on the bout until the all ashore bell rang. She wared iter handkerchief to him ns he stood on the wharf, and as he saw two men watching him he waved hack. "Excuse me, sir," said one of the men as he was followed off the wharf, "but that young lady" "My niece, sir." "Ah. ah, n thousand pardons!" And three days later when Joseph Saunders read in his paper that ono of the female stenographers In the war office had stolen an important paper I id delivered It to the French govern ment he thought for awhile and then mused: "Well, the war office should employ more reliable people. What is the war office compared to Joseph Saunders' character for all around probity and the certainty of election from this bor ough next year? Yes, sir, let the war office take care of itself, sir." M. QUAD. I We Work Too Hard. Lady Ileadfort during her, American tour said in New York that she ap proved of international marriages. "They correct us," she explained "Our Englishmen work too little, youi American men work too .much, anl the international marriage tends to bring about a happy mean. Your men do work too much, you know," said Lady Ileadfort. "I have an English friend who attended the funeral of one of your hardest workers, a multi millionaire. My friend's wife said rather bitterly to him at the funeral: "'How you have missed your oppor tunities, my love! Place yourself be side Mr. Ititcli there. You are I Kith (1 the same age. You both begun life to gether. Yet you are a poor man, whil he died n multimillionaire.' " 'Yes,' said the English husband 'There Bitch lies, dead of nervous pros tration, without one single penny to his pocket, and here I stand, hale and hearty, with a wallet in my coat con tuiniug quite a hundred dollars.'" Talisman) In Malta. There are sti'.l to bo found in Malta a number of small stones shaped and colored like the eyes, tongues audothei parts of serpents. The superstitious among the Maltese connect there with the tradition that St Paul when shipwrecked was cast on their island and thut it was there that while lighting a bundle of sticks for a fire a viper fastened on the apos tie's hand. St Paul calmly shock tin reptile off into the flames, and nc harm followed. The natives went these stones ns talismans, in which character they suppose them servicea ble in warding off dangers from snuk? bites nnd poisons. They are found in St. Paul's cav Imbedded in clay and nre set in rlnT8 and bracelets an 1 when found to be In the shiipe of a tongue or liver or heart are hur.g around the neck. They are also taken internally, dissolved in wine, which method Is attcided. ae cording to some people by more Im mediate results.. Blessings. She was the daughter of the village physician, a sunny curled darling of six, whose big blue eyes rested on thf face of the Sunday school teachei with an attention nnd Intelligence most encouraging. So when, after a discourse to the children on the beauty of appreciating their blessings, the teacher asked foi nn explanation of a blessing the doe tor's little daughter rose and said: "If my pupa was to have a patient and she wus to get well, nnd she wa. to pay my jipa, and my papa was to give the money to my mamma, and my mamma was to buy me a new dress nnd take me down to the vacant lot nnd let me ride the great big fierce li'in on the merry-g-i-rouud, that would be a blessing " Woman's Home Com panion. PASSUMPSIC. Mr. nnd Mrs. Euuene Hill and daughter from Green Mountain, Iowa, have been visiting Mr. Hill's aunt. Mrs. Moses A.Stevens, and also his cousin, Mrs. W 11. Barker. Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Clement from North Danville have also been visiting at W. II. Barker's. AN ALARM OF FIRE has a dreadful meaning to the uninsured man. For you that means now. It means that through his forget fulness or negligence he is face to face with ruin. Too lat9 then to THINK ABOUT FIRE INSURANCE. 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