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VERMONT WATCHMAN & STATEJOURNAL : WEDNESDAY. JANUAinri3, 1897.
V carcfully nianufacUircd crackcr niade of thc fincst selc cU il wheat. Ovcr 3,000,000 pounds sold in one ycar proclaim its popularity. Our name Boss,, on eveiy discutt, C. D. BOSS & SON, NEW LONDON, CONN. Orlglnalor nnJ SELECTED STORK. Tlic Two Mrs. Tuckcrs. BY HOSK TEUIIV COOK. " You cnn rnnko tlio flro whllo I put tho hoaa out," said Amasa Tucker, as ho oponctl tbo door of 11 gray house, sot on tho top of n treelcBS hill, Iracked hcro nnd thorc with naths tho gecso lnul ruudo in their daily journcys to tho potul bolow, and only opproached at tho back by a lauo to tlio grent red barn, and a rickoty board gato eot botweon two poats of tho rail fonco. This waa Wculthy Ann Tuckor'a hotuo comiug; she lirtu" married Atuaaa that mornlng al hcr. futbcr's houso in Sttiuton,n little vliln,'o twouty niiles away from Peut's iUil , tho town withiu wboao widc linnis hy tho Tuckor farm, buiI bad cnmc hoiue with him this oarly apring alu inoou in the old wagon bthiud the boiiy burse that did duly for Aiimaa's funn y carriagt-. Mr8. Tucker hnd a and, reliceut face, ii d wns voiy ailont nnd capable; thoso lat iruils hnd becn hcr chiof rcconi meudation to her husband. Thero was 1111 siiii'iiuenl about tho mattcr; old Mre. Tucker bad dicd to wcoka beforo this inarringc, but Aiuasa waB " fore hauded," and knowing liia mothercoull not livo loujj, had improved hii oppor tuuitica, hnd beon " einrkin " Wealthy Ann Minor, all wintor, in judicioua pro vision for tbo coming event ot hia aoli tudo. Ho had thought tho tbing ali ovtr, and coucludcd that a wifo wa8 chcupor than a hircd girl, nnd more permanent; ao wheu ho fouud tbia alert, flrni-jointed, baudy girl liviug at her unclo'a, who was a" widowerj 011 a groat farm tho othcr aido of thc villagc, Attiaaa made her acquaintince as 8oon as poaaiblc, and proceeded to furtbor intimacy. Wealthy likcd better to work for her uuclo than for a atepniother with aix aecondary childron, but abo thought it would bo better atill to have a houao of her own. So she agrccd to marry Amasa Tucker, and tbia was her homo coming. Sho opened the door into a dingy room, with an open iireplaco at ony eud, a wiudow ou tbo north atid ono 011 tho aouth aide, aoiall pancd, with old, Krctn and imperfcct glass, and letting in but just cnougb light to work by. Ono corner, to tho north, was parti tioucd off to mako a pautry, and a door by thc flrephco led out into the wood ahed. Tbo front of the house con tained two roouis, one opeuing into the kitchen and was a bedroom, furuiahed spar8ely cnougb; tho other was a par lor, with highbacked, rusb-bottomed chaira agaiuat tbo wall, a round tatle in the middlo, a flreplace with brass andirona, a family Bible ou the table, and a 11 mourniug-pieco " paintcd in ground hair on tbo mantel. Green pa per ahadea and white cotton curtaina, a rng carpqt frcah aa wheu it camo from the loora if its diugyiieaacould ever be called frcah and a straight-backed aofa covered with green and yellow glazed chiutz, made aa drcary an apartmout aa could be imagined. Wealthy ahut tho door behind her quicklj', and weut to the ahcd for nia tcrial to mako her flre. It waa almoat aundown, and abe waa hungry, but abo found only tho scautiest aupply of wood and a fow dry chipa for kindling; however, she did her best, aud ahe had brought aome proviaiona from homo, so that abo mauuged to lay out a deceut aupper on a rickety table, by tho timo Amasa camoatamping in from the barn. Ho looked disapprovingly at tbo pie, thc biscuit, tbe 8baved beef, aud the jelly aet betore him. " I hopo yo ain't a waaler, Wealthy," ho growled. "Thero'a vittles enough for n townahip and tbcre ain't but two of ua." " Well, our folks acnt 'em over, and you 110 need to eat 'em," ahc anawercd cbeerily. "I ain't goin' to. Don't ye break into that jell; aet it by. Somttiuie or nuthor aomobody may be comin' berc, and you'll want it." Wealthy aaid no more; thoy made a suppcr of biacuit and beef, for the pio waa alao ordered aet by." Sho waa uaed to economy, but not to stingineaa, aud ahe excuaed thia extra thrift in her huBband moro eaaily for the reaaon that ahe had always beon poor, and ahe know very well that he waa not rich, to aay the least. But it waa only the- be ginning. Hard aa Wealthy had workcd at her unclo'a, hero ahe found harder burdenB. Sho had to draw and fetch all the water ahe uaed from an old-fashioned well with a heavy awoep, pictureaque to Bee, but weariaomo to use; tho wood waa The full intenslty of living i reached only by the perfectly hcaltby. Sickness discounts the capac ity for enjoyraent. If his body 1s all out of order and run down, hc will not be able to enjoy any tbing, 110 matter liow full of eiijoymcnt it mavbe for other reo- ple. If Ue is just a little bit out of order, if lie "ls not sick, .but docsn't feel just riirlit" he will only be able to cnjoy thiuKS in a half-liearted sort of way. Thc nearer ne is to uciuk w fectly well, the nenrerwill his capacity for enjoymcnt be perfect. If this condition doesn't exist, somcthing ouglit to be ilone. That nieaiis nine cases in ten the use of I)r. I'ierce's Golden Medical Discovery. It wotks dircctly on the dlgestive organs, and on the blood and tUroiiKh these 011 every tissue of tlie body. It makes the appetite good, dicstioti aud nutritlon perfect aud supplies rich, red blood to all thc tissues, buildinir up solld, hcalthful flesh. 't A 11 Solc Manufiicturcrs. I'CDrc, lr nlthough enouuh grow 011 huhundnd acrea thut Amaaa owncd, ho ruducd ita uac. " I shan't cut down no more than is rcally necdful," ho eald whon eho urgod him to fetch hcr a had. " Wood'a allera a growin' whcn yo don't cut it, and a makin' for luniber; nnd lumbor'a better to aoll, a aicht, than cord wood. Yo must got albng Bomohow with bruah; motherusedto burn next to nothin'." Sho did not romind him that hia inother waa beut doublo with rheuma tiam, and died of her flfth attaek of pneumonia. Thero wcro oight cowa to milk, tho uiilk to atrain, sot, akim, churu or mako checao, aud nothing but tho aimplcat tools to do it with. A cloth hold over tho cdgo of tho pail eerved for etrnitier, the pails tlicniBt'lvca wcr'e heavy wod; the iniia old nnd some of thcm lenky, the holoi atoppod up with bitn of raizs oftou to bo lemoved. The tuilk-rooiu wns in tho shcd, built Dg.iinst tbo cliim ney that it might not fretzc thero iu winter, and only uirod ly one small tl ittod window. Tbe ehurn waa nu old woudon one, witli i dushor, nnd cven tho " spRddle " with whieh abo worked hor butter waa wbittlcd out of a inuplo knot by Amasa hiuisclf, and waa hoavy and rough. Tlicn to hor bolougcd tho fcediug of thc pig3, gauul, 1 an nuitnnla, with aharp auouta, ridgy backa, long lcga nnd tliin ilanka; deep-aot eycs that gleamed with intclligcnt malicc, and never aat'd hunsjer. Wealthy grow almoat nfrald of thom wheu thry clambcrtd up ontho raihoftho peu in their fury for food nnd llappcd their pointed eura at her, tquealing and lighting for the acnnt furo that she brought. For Aniasn undorfed and overworked everything that btlonged to him. Then thero wero hena to look after; the old-fashioned barnyard "crcepera," who wauted food, loo, yet cntered for thomeelvoa in a great miaaure, and made free with bnm aud woodahed for want of their own quartera, and wcro decimated every aeaaou nyhawka, owh, akunks, wcasels aud foxes, to aay noth ing of the little chickens ou which crowa and cata worked their will if thcy dared to stray beyond tho ruiuous old coops contrived lor thcm by Amasn'a invcnlivo genius out of Bticks aud atoues. Aud to tbia tho eooking, waahing, baking uud aewing; the iueuflicicnt aupply of pork, potntoea aud tough piea; tho "biled dinnora," whoSo Btrength luy iu tho amall square of fat pork cookcd with them, ot which Amasa iu variahly took Ihe liou'a Bhare; tbcao nc cumulnting aud novcr-ceasing lnbora all woro day by duy on tho vitality of Mra. Tucker, aud whcn to these wero added an aunual baby, lifc becamo a terror and a burdcu tothe poor woman. But what did Amasa care? He, too, worked from "aun to aun." IIo farmed iu tbe hard, cld faahion, with rudo im plementa and no kuowlcdge, but " My fathor dono it aforo mo, ao I'm goin' to do it now; no uao talkin'." Ono by one the ailing, nuny children were laid away in tho little jurd ou top of a eand hill, whero tho cld Tuckera and thoir half dozen iufant8 lay ul ready; a rough iucloaure, full of mul lens, burdocka and thit-tlcs, ovcrrun with low blackberry viuea and sur rounded by n rail fence. It hnd been much handier for the Tuckera to have a grave-yaid cloae by thaii tb travel Qvo milea to the Mills with every funeral, and thoy werc not driven by public opiniou iu regard to mouumonts; they all Liy thoro liko the beasts thut per ish, with but onealnnt grayatone to tell whore tho lirst occupant left his tired boncs. Two children of Wealtby'a eurvivcd. Amaaa and Lurnua, the oldeat nnd youngeat of seven. Amaaa waa a con aidcrato, intelligent boy, who thought much and said little; and Lurana, or " Luiy," aa hor name waa uauully given, a miachiovoua, aolf-willcd littlo imp, tho delight and tormcnt of her woru-out mothcr. xoung Amaaa waa a boy quite beyond hia fnther's undoratand ing. Aa boou aa ho was old enough ho began to help bia motbor in ovory way ho could deviao; and when hia term at tno viiiage achool waa over, to hia fathor'a great diaguat he trapped aquir rela and gathered nuta enough to earn uis own money and to aubacrlbo for an agricultural paper which ho atudied every week till ita contonta wero thor- ougbly atored in hia head. Then began that "noblo diBcoutent," which pbiloBophera praiae. Tho elder man had no pence in bia old-world waya; tho alopny waate of the barn yard waa an oyeaoro to thia " book learned felier," aa his fathor deriaivoly called him, and tno ashea ot the wood pile woro aaved and ebeltorod liko pre cious duet, instoad of thrown into a blg hoap to cdify tho wanderinghens. That desolato garden waa plowcd, fertilized and sot in order at last, and the great raggcd orchard waa munurcd, the ap plo trcea thinnod and trimmed, and ashea aown thick over tho old moesy 8od. Now theao thiuga wero not dono in a day or a year, but aa tbo boy grow oldor and moro able to copo with hia fnther's aelf conceit, more waa dono nu nually, not without much oppoaition and many nard words, but suu uono. Thon camo a' heavy blow; Lurana, a girl of ilfteen, fresb, and protty aa a wild roao, and tired of tho pinching economy, tho monotououa work and grindlng llfoof tho farm, ran away with a tin-peddlcr and broko her mcthor'a heart; not in tho phyaical boiiso that hcarta aro eomctimea broken, but tho weary woman'a aoul waa aet ou thia bright, winaomo chlld, and her lifo loat all itn ecant aavor when tho blooming faco aud the cleur young volco left for ovor. " I don't blamo her nono, onyway," l e sobbed out to hor boy, now a t ut fellow of twctity-two, raging at li r folly. " I cnti't fccl to blnrao tior; 1 know it's inoro'n a gltl cnn bcnr to livc thia way. I'vo hnd to, but ll'a boon drendful hnrd. I'vo wishcd moro'n finci I could bo laid down nlong with tlic littlo babiea out thoro on tho hill, o'n io rcst n Bptll; but thero wns you , nrl Lury wntned ine, nud ao my timo iindn't conie. AimiBn, yoti'ro a ninn gruwn now. If over you ahould get ainrritd, nnd I s'poso ynu will, nicn folks aci'in to think it nucdftil, wbethcr or no, do kindor ninko it oasy for hor, pnor crecterl Don't, nrlnd hor down to Hkiti nnd bone llke nu, dcnr; 'min't just right, I'm surc on't, nevor to ninke no moro of n wouinu than if she wue a hnrned crlttor, aud don't do it." " Molhor, I nover wil I " auawercd tho aoii, as encrgcticnlly nnd aolciuly as if ho woro taklng bia onth. But Wealthy waa nearer to hcr rcst thnn ahe knew; tho oucray that lurka iu dlrt, ncglect, poor food, conatatit drudgory and tho want of ovory whole somo and plcnBurablo cxcitcmont to niind and body, nnd when lcaat cx pcctcd swoopa down and doea ita flnal crrand iu thc isolatcd farm house no lcaa than in tho city aluma, tho acourgo of Now Eiigland typhoid fovcr broko out in tho Tucker homcatcad. Wcnlthy turncd awny from hcr bnk ing ono Saturdny moming, just aa tho lnst pio wns on tho broad pnntry flholf, nnd fnintcd on tho kitchen lloor, where Amaaa tho younger found hcr an hour nftcr, inuttcring, dcllrioua nnd cold. Wunt ho could do then, or tbo vil'nco doctor, or nn old worunn who called hcraelf a nurBe, was all uhiIuoh. IJut tho bPBt akill of nuy kind would linvo been cquHl y lutilo. S 0 was nevur conscious atCrtin for a week. Thcu hcr eycs sccmed to aeo wliat waa about her once morf-; che look' d up al hcr bny, l.dd her wiui chock 011 his haud, amiled and died. Ilardly had hcr wnsted ahapc becn iiut 11 way uudor tho mullcna and hard liack, when hcr buabnud cnme iu from the hay-Qeld amiiteu with tho sanie pljgue. IIo waa hardcr to conquer; tbreo wcoka of nllcrnnto burning, aink ing, rnving aud chills cndcd ut laat in tbe gray und grim repose of deuth for him, nnd anothcr Amasa Tucker rcigucd ulonc iu the old house on tho hill. II is not to ho eupposed thnl in all these years, Aniasu tho younger bnd becn blind to the charmB of thc other scx; ho had uot "becn w.th" every girl who wcnt to achool with him, or v,hum hc hnd mct at singing schooh or spc 1 ing mntches, or who amilecl at him from her Sunday bouuet as he niaufully "held up hia end" in tbo village choir. Hc hnd been fnithful always to tho shy, dclicato, dark-eyed little girl who was his girl swcothcatt, aud now it wna MaryPeet that ho baatencd to aak to aharo hia life aud homo. IIo had iti tendcd to tnko a farm on shnrcs tbo uext summer, aiid work his way alowly upwnrd to a placo of hia own. Now ho had thiB hundrcd-acre farm, nnd to hia great surpriao ho found 5,000 laid up lu the bank at 1'cet'a Mtlla, tho slow suviuga of hia lather'a flfty ycnra. IIo began at onco to get bia houac in order; hc longcd to build a new ono, but Mary'a advico reatrained him, ao ho did his beBt with thia. The cellar ho cleared und whitewashed with hia own handB; cleaned ita ono be grimcd window and act two more, ao that it wua aweet and light; the houao wua acrubbed from oue cnd to tho other, a bonfiro made of tho dirty old quilta nnd comfortnblcs, the kitchen rc- pninted a aoft yellow, and now windowa with clear, largo glass set in nlaco of the dingy old snshes. Tho woodhouao wna tlllcd witli dry wood nnd a good atore of pine conca and chopped bruah for klndlinga; a new milbroom was built but a littlo way from tho back door, over a tiny brook that rau down the mll north ot tho houae nnd under the slatted iloor kopt up a draught of fresh air; a covered paaaage conuectcd it with the kitchen, nud a door into the old milkroom made of that a convcnient pantry, while tho removal of the old oue from tho kitchen corncr gavo to tbat upnrtmenl more roon,air aud light. A uow Btove, with a set boiler, Ulled up tho henrth of the old flreplace, but ftirther improvementa Amnaa left for Mary. A differeut home-coming from hia motber'a, ahe had, indecd, on anch a apnng day as Wealthy camo thoro. Tho kitchen ahono clean and bright, u bowl ol pink arbutUB blossoma made ua atmoaphere freshly awcot, aud the flro waa lnid rcady for her to light, tho ahin ing teakcltlo tlllcd, and tho pantry held auch atorca aa Amaaa'a mneculiue knowlcdgo of housenold wanta could auggcat flour, butter, egga, augar, all wero in abundanco, and nofeast of roy alty ovor gavo moro plcnsuro to ita moBt honored gucat thnn tho liot biacuit Mnry mado and baked for their aupper, tho atowed dricd applea, tho frngrant tea and tho rich old checao, gavo Amaea on that happy evoning. Next day thoy took thoir wedding trip to Peet'a Mills in tho now and aonaiblo farm wagon Amaea had juat bougbt, with a atrong and apirited horso to draw it. ' I want you to look around, Mary," he had aaid tho night beforo, "and eeo what ia noedful hero. I expect almoat everything ia wnnting, and we can't lay out for flnery; but tlrat of all get what will mako your work ea8y. Your wed ding proaent wlllcomo albng to-morrow; to-day wo'll buy necoaaltlea." Mra. Poet had not aent her only girl ompty handy to tho new homo; a good mattreaa, two paira of blanketa, freab, light comfortablea and aome cheap, noat white apreada, a Bot of gay crock ory, a clock, and a roll of bright ingrain carpottng had all como to tho farm houso Boon aftor tho brido'a arrlval. Hor omnlo aupply of ahoeta and pillow caaea, etrong towela and a few table clotha bad boen aont tho day beforo, ao thiB aort of thing waa not needcd; but thero waa a now churn bought and alto gothor uow furnlahinga for tho dairy, aevcral moderu iuventiona to mako tho work of a woman cnsior.n sot of chaira, a tablo aud an oaay loungo for the par lor, 8omo cretonno covered with applo blo88oma and white tborn clustere; and pails, brooms aud tin waro tbat would havo mado Wealthy a happy woman, crowdod tho ovor-tull wagon beforo thoy turned homoward. Tho old houao began to amilo and bloasom undor tho now diapcnaation, and tho uow mlstrcBa Bmiled too. Amasa milked tho cowa for hcr, and llftcd tho hoavy pails of milk to atrain into tho bright new pane; ho Ulled thc woodhox by tho alovo twlce a day, put a patout dump into tho old will, nnd, n8 tl slood above tho houao, rnn n pipo down into thoslnk Bot iu tho woodshed, nnd bo put nn end to tho drnwing nnd carrying or water. Tho fat, round, placld plgs that now enjoyed tliPinfi'lvca in tho new pcn ho took caro of hiuisclf. It isn'i work for womcn folks," lio aaid, "you'vo irnl enouiih to do, Mary, thero'a tbo gnrdcn you'll linvo an cye 011, nnd I'm going to build a hcti-houBe and n vard to it rigbt tff, tlint'll bo good enough for y u ns well aa the chickona; und I want y u to promiao if any timo tho work geta n mlto heavy nnd worriea you to Bpeak right out. I cnn afTordti hnvo ovcry thing wom out ratbor thnn my wife." lleolly 11 pnldl It docB pny, my mna culino frionds, to givo nny woman a kindly word now nnd then; If you hnd dono it oftener or your futhers had iu tho paat, tho righta of women nover would havo angored or borcd you aa thoy do now; or unBexcd and mado atrident fand chmoroua that balf of creation which i8 and nlwnya waa un rcaeonablo enough to havo hungry hearts. Try it and soe. Amaaa waa wi8e abovo hia gonern tion; ho had aeon hia mothcr suffcr and hnd lenrned n lc83on. Afnry nover pined for kindly nppreclntion of her work or holp in it. Whon ahe hnd a door cut through Into tho parlor, tho sttfT chaira nud thc aofa bnnishcd, the llowcry curtains hungnt oithor window, tho gay cnrpd put down and tho new furnituro But in ita placo, with her wcd dinc presont an ea8y Bltifted rocker drawn up to tho table on which luy iwo weckly papers nnd a tnngazinc, ahe hnd ftill acnse enough left to mako this bitlicrto sacred apa-tincnt into a rcnl sitt ing rootn, whore evety cvcning sho nnd Amasa rcted, rend or lalked ovcr t'ic dny's doings; and when tbe firat fnt, rnsy bnby camo, und Mary wua nbout ugnin, ii added unothorpleaBurotoliavo ihe old cradl', bcsido them all tho oven ing, with ita alecping treasuro. Can I trll in worda whnt a 8CUB0 of prnco nnd chccr pervnded this housc hold, in spite of somo fnilurca and troublcB? If the ryo did bl ist ono ycar; if tho two beat cowa died auotbor; if n wenscl invaded tho now and wondcrful hen-houso aud slaughtercd tbo beat dozen of Plymouth llocka; if awecping storms wet tho great crop of hay on tho big meadow. or an ox broko ita leg iu a poat holc, atill there waa homo to come back to, and n aonsible, cheerful wifo to look on tho bright aido of things when a mnn waa diacouragcd. But, ou the wholo, thinga prospered; and aa Amasa hcard the awcct laughter of hia happy children, and metthe calm 8mile of hia wife, be could not but look back at his mother'a harrowed and and experienco, and giyo a bcartfclt aigh nt tho differenco botweon the two Mra. Tuckere, unaware bowmuch it was duo to his own sense of justice and nffec-tion. A Jlodern Munchnusoii. An old oillcer who waa paaaing by, an acquniutauco of tho genoral'a, uow atepped up to the group. He had re ceutly been ordored in from the plaiua, and hia wild taleaof rcd-handcd alnugh ter in the land of the aavagea hnd al rcady made him known in the army aa tho " Injun-sliyer." An aide remarked to him, " Well, aa you'vo been spoiling for a fight evcr siuco you joined thia army, how did yesterday'a aet-to atrike you by way ot a skirmish?'1 "Oh!" was tbo reply, " you had largo numbora engngod, nnd heavy losaea; but it wnsn't tho picturesquo, deapornto hand-tO' haud lighting that you ece when you're amoug the Injuns." 'i No; but we got in aome pretty neat work on tho white muu," said thef aido. " Yea; out it didn't compare'' with the timo tho Ncz Pcrcea nnd tho Shoahonee tribea hnd their big battlB," continued the votcrnn. " Why, how wus that?" cried nll prea ent iu n chorua. " Well, you aee," explnined the nar rntor, " lirst thc Ncz Percca ect up n yell louder thau a blaat of Gabriel's trnmpet, and chargcd alraight acroaa tho vallcy; but the ShoahonceB stood their grouud without budgiug an inch, and pretty aoou they weut for tho Nez i'ercea aud urove 'em oack again. Aa eoou 118 tho Nez Porces could catch their breath they took anothor turn at thc Shoshonces, and ehoved them back just where they atnrtcd from. By this iimo tne grouud oetweeu 'em waa ao covered by tho killcd aud woundcd that you couldn't aeo aa much aa a blade of graaa. But atill they kopt ou charging back and iorth acroaa tbat vnlley, and they moved so fast that whon their lincB of battlo passed mo, tho wiud thoy mnde waa bo strong that I had to hold my hat on with both hands, and onco I camo mighty near boing blown clear off my feet." 'Why, where 'wero you all thia time?" aaked aovoral voices. " Oh," said ho, " I waa standing on a littlo knoll in tho middlo of tho vnlley, looking on." 'Why," remarked an ofllcer, "I Bhould think tbey would have killcd you in the Bcrimmage." Then tho faco of tho veteran of tbo plains aa8umod an air of offonded in nocence, and in a tono of voico which .mado it palnfully ovidont that he felt tno hurt, ho said, " wnaty tno ln junal Lord, they all know mel" Tho general joined in tho amiles which fol lowed thia bit of aadly mutilated truth. Similar Munchauaeniama, indulged in from timo to time by this ofllcer, demon atratod tho fact that ho had becomo so akilled in warping voracity that ono of hia lies could make truth look mcan alongeido of it, and ho flnally grow ao untruatwortby that it was unsafo ovon to bellevo tno contrary of what ho eald. " Campaigning with Grant," by Gonoral Horaco Portor, in tho January Oentury. BUOKLEN'B AllNIOA SALVK. Tho beat Bftlvo in tho world for cuts, bruiacB, sorca, ulcorn, aalt rhcum, fovcr eoroa, tettor. chappod hands, chilblaina, corna and all skiu oruptlona, and poaitivoly cures piloa, or 110 pny rcqulrcd. It ia guarantecd to glvo porfcct aatiBfaction, or monoy refuuded. Prico twonty-flvo conta per box. For snlo bv 0. Blakely, Montpelier, Vt. Orifinatcd l.y un Old Family Pliyslclan In jOio. You can sa.'eiy trv v, .t a llmo has Indorscd for ncariy a century. an T- i?,!t Pl '1 ','C!n' M' , I - H;coi.r.- n. o of Htr public to o r.f t iU owil i'.l- , ' '.' , :' ' J"' ""."L' 1 ''"'' "w.1 slt HntomlV,;, -Its value i. u Utua u. lui o.'muila' "aalc'oV'u 18 titi. Jolm.?. Ar;odyne Liniment I. s. ToiiMsrm I" 1 c.ilkd nt my sloic nmi 1 T ifiv V' - cn itu nt n.v hioic nncl 1. i .,,,,s(,n'H r,"YV, 'C.T ,V,ost "'Wy l"-l it I n'ilMl Ihnt time to lliii y:ri II. I'osltlvply riirn lllllnii.ncss nmi Slek Ilcmlnclio, llvcr ntnl ltnul (Mnnpl ilnt. Thevi,xp"l Hll linpitrltlpi frnm Iho MimhI. Dr'l.-flt1 vi t,in, ftn.l re'h f I'-.rn uslni tlium. 1'rlcu l-jui livn 1. buid cvctywliLiu. S1.00 ai suhs m s Warrantod Solid Oold Bcautiful Chasod Iloldor. You mny think it cnnnot possesa mcrit or durnbility, tho prico is bo low; but thc "Lincoln" is n 82.60 pin, rcduced to 81.00. It is durablo, alwoya ready to "go," iiut.nevcr drijis, the ink llowing stcadily aud uniformly. They are in use in ihi" oflicn giving thc bcet of ontifi!ction, nnd thoy nro iu uso in the bnnka, iuaiirnnce nnd luiaincaa lllcr8 nnd imong nll clnsBca of usera of pena in Mont pelier nnd vic nily. Ordcra nrc n ccivcd from nll pnrta of tho country. Mui cy ii'fuiidcd if iut Bntixfncifrv. By mail, postago paid. Watchman Publisliing Company, - - - - Montpelier, Vermont Montpelier Crackers! Havo nlw.iyH bortiu tbe rcpntatlon of beluu the "noat In tlie World," aud uro advortiBod thus. Why Is 11 so? It Ib beciiiiBO the old flrm of 0. II. Cross and 0. II. Cross & Son have made thom for Blxty yoara. The same work sK men havo bakoil thom In thc factory for thlrty years. Thoy are i Baked in Ovens with Soapstone Bottoms, t which koeps them moist, crisp and tender a great whilo longer than it bakod to ovons with iron bottoms. Aa Rood crackors can not be baked on lron aa on soapstone. Be anro to call for " MONTI'KLIKU CKAOK- KltS," and you get tho flunst made. G H, CROSS & SON, - MONTPELIER, VT, I OLD-FASHIONED medicines only are us.ed in manufacturing .... SMITH & SON'S COUGH DROPS Tlie very fincst suear anl the bcst known medi cines for eouchs. colds, etc, are carefully and coinpouiuled under the guidnnceof medical attention. The valttable medicinal properties, convenient size, delicious llavor and general highstandard of nierit have causcd thcm to be looked upon as a perfect cure for lung complaints and won for them a strong place in family circlcs whcrever uscd. Specially recommended for use among Children. Be sure and get the Genuinc. Put up in YELLOW PACKAGES only. Five Cents per package. Manutactured only by G. W. SMITH & SON, White Rlver Junctlon, Vermont. AVANUFACTURGRS ALSO :wssrN5BswsMsaNapJfamsoff MAGNIFICENT All Silver-Plated Ware which plated with Pure Sterling Silvcr on a supenor styie and iirusn. As this metal . our works, we claun its supenonty and that commonlv uscd. and therelore lugher linish to hold its color. l he be ludeed simply by appearance at a Importance, since appearances are so I that vou should ourchase only of a you have confidence. With ordinary wear, our Quadruple-Plated Goods will I last from ten to fifteen years. j&Pfr. I Every holder of a premium &Zt?o "rd will protect his or her own inter- est, as well as ours, by insisting " t jjj ) tnat every suverware premium they reccivc bears our full stamp ano jEtrade-marfc and is accompanied by our guarantee certificate, which Pli is a safeguard to you. Watch this space for list can be obtained. Merchnnts who are not will do well to write us for Respectfully yours, THE WATCHMAN PROMI'TLY EXECUTES FIKST-CLASS OF EVEItYlKIMCAT FAIlt I'ltlCES. ESTIMATES SUl'l'LIED Anmial jVIeoting-. The stockholders of the Capltal Havlngs llanV and Trust Company are hereby uotllled to meet ln the rooms of said llauk. ln Moutpe.ler. Vermont, on January 11, Ib'.n, at two o'clock ln the atteruoou, to olect seveu Trustees for the year eneuliig aud to trausact any other vroper bus.uose. FltANK N. HM1T1I, Trt'iisurer. Montpelier, Vt., December T, 1890, m ncro Itili monlli, your f.ilhrr. Dr. Johnr"t Anoilviie I.lnimrnt ,,,, .nlc. 1 Iw.v,- .niA u ,. , - iH It? Iilfh nii.l.,rrl nnd uouulnrllv t..i KNIJ, Nortli -W U. iloid. Mnliic, Tnii.. ih.ii. T' U crttific lli.-l Dr. A. Jolniioti, wlic" in'iif I'. hi ;ticil lo evA-ry Reiinlnc boUW ot Joiinson's Anodyne I.lnliiiunt, Iu llicmont' of Jnti. tsto. first left ntmy More somcof tliesan.e 1 linve tipptlpd my ciitomer.t with II ever sincc, (ovcr fillvyenM) witli iiicrenilmjMlt Jaiilz KNowt.TQM. Kewlnirg, Mal'ie. OHrrinn't,Treat,Tn-n' rnr Dhnnpi" Mnllc.l rw. A.i IiniKBlats. I. ti. Johnson : C'o., Ilaiinn, Hom,. $1.00 selccted OP HANOVI3R CRACKERS. SILVERWARK I bears our trade-mark is euarantecd to be I base of cxtra hard white metal, and is of i is made under our own supervision, at know it to be harder and whiter than mcrc durable and caoable ol receivmc a value ol Mlvcr-rlated Ware should never casual elance. it is therelore ot the utmost apt to deceive in regard to actual value, responsible house, in whose recresentation of dealers where our goods alrendy handling our goods particulars. C. B. BARKER MFG. CO. 56-58 Warren St., New York. PUBLISHING GO, NOTIOE. The lnerabera ot the Natlonal Llfe Insurance Company aro hereby uotllled that the annual mcot lng ot the Company, for ttie electlou ot Dlrectora to tlll the class whose term Is about to explro, aud any vacaucy ln other classes aud the transactlon of any other pioper bus.ueie, will be held at their oOlce lu Montpelier at 10 o'clock A. M. ou Tueeday, tue 19th day ot January, A. 1-1837. ITZSuiastmw OKO. AV. ItKKD. Socrctnrr.. Montpelier, Vt., Dec. 7, 181)6. ut ' LE6AL NOTICES, K9TATK Ol' IltA H. DWINJJM,. BTATK OP Vriimont. DlSTltlOT i)V WAaillNOTON, 8. In I'rolmto C'otirt. hold at Montpollor. In nnd for nld Dlatrlct, on tlie Mh day of .lamiat y,'A. I). 1S'I7, C'laroticn It. Dwlnoll.Kxecntornf tlio Imt will nud testamontol IltA H. DWINKM,. lnte ur CnlftU' Iu nld DUtrlct, dccnaPd. iiroont liti dmlnltratlon accmmt for oiamliiHtlon nud allowaiico, and mnkes appllcatlon for a dtrreeof dltrlljutlon nrnlparUtlan "t tli; ptato of aaid dnceased. Whereupon It Ia ornerort by aalil Court that ald arooim and laid Rppllratlon lie rerorrod to a aflaalun thcnof. lio hold at the I'roliato (irflpo. In aaid Mont iwller, 011 tlie 2'li da nf .lniiiinry, A. I I'W, for liearliiK and dnrlalon tlifroniK And.lt lafnriher orderml. tliat notlro hprenf lie Klven to all peranna In leroatod liy iiubllratlon or the aametliree neMsa uo cesalTcly In tlio Vrrmont Wntcliman .t Nltitr Jvtirnat, a nowtpnper tmlillaliod at Montnoller, pn vioua to old time amiolntcd for lioarlnit. that tlii'y majr ap iar at aaid llmo and placo, and aliow rauae, It anr (liey may havo, why aaid account ahould not tjeaf lowed, and auch decrco luado. Uy tho t'onrt.-Atteat, M 1 IIIltAit OAHI.ETON, Judge. KSTATK OT WII.MAJI II, II. GILMAN. HTATK Of VKHMONT, DlBTXllOT OP WABIIINnTON, 88. In I'roliato Court, held at Montpelier. In and for aaid Dlatrlot.ontlioltli day of January, A.I). 11111 Corrldanl). Mnlth, Hiccutorof tho last nlll and teatainent of WILI.IAM II. II. UII.MAN, lato ot Marshfield, In aaid Illatrlct. deceaaed, makea ap pllcatlon to aaid Court, with tho conacnt and bp jirohatlon In wrltlni? of tlie leKatcca, devlseea aiiil hclra of aaid dereaaed, reildlnir In the Hlata of Vermont for llcenaeto aell all of the real ostato of aaid dcccaaod, altuated In MarahllPld, In aaid Dlatrlct, to wlt: Iloino place, reprcacntlnirthat tho aale thorcof would lio boneflclal to tho leRatees, devlaeeaand hclra nt aaid deceaaed, and thoaemter eeted Iu hia oatato. In order to convort aaid real eatata Into money. Whcreunoii, It is ordered by aala Court, that aaid appllcatlon boroferredto nacaalon thereot, tobe hold at tho I'roluto Olllco,ln aaid Montpelier. on the 2-Mday of January, A.I). Ifif7. for liearlnir and doclslon thcreoii) and, ft la furthnr ordered, that all pcraona lntereatcd be i.ollflrd hercor, by publlcatlon of notlco of said appllcatlon and order tliereon threo weeka auccesalvely In tho Vrrmont Walrhmar. t- Hlali Journal, a newanapor publialied at Montpelier. In this Htato,anri whlrh clrculatts In tho iK lKhborhood of tlioso lntereatcd, hcforc aaid timo nf hearlii);. that they niay nppoar at eald tiine nnd pWce, and, If they acecauae, olijcct tlieroto. liy the ('nurr.-Attcat. 31311 1IIKAM CAHI.l'.lON, Judne. I3STATK OT Oltl.ANOO 1. I'OIlISl sH STA 1 r ol- Kt.n.i-.T, DlHTItK T OP !! N fl. In Probate ( curt. I." t aaldlilatrlct.ni. thi-'iih ri,, ( CoIIIi.b ltl.lk.lt, A-.l of DIII.AMKl 1' Kil.'lll Pfller, lu anlil flHttn t . i tion to said t'ourt for litvn-t r, In and Ut A. I) I'M r thc , tat.' e of Mont- ikc1 iiuiilh a. estate of aaid deceaaed. altuated In Mnniii' ller. n all .,nl,.. renl in aaiit Dlatrlct. to nlt : Ilome place, nn l'.lm ireet, InctiiflliiK the hnmetead therelu repreaei tti ' l it the aalo therenf, oxcopt he homoatciHl. Ia ikm -aitry for tho paymcnt or the rtelita of said dcoiteed, and tho cxponaei. of ailmli iatratlou of hN eHtaic, aud lliat tho aalo of auld homeatead would ltp ben ellclal to tho wldow of aaid deceaaed. Wiiore urion. It Is ordored by aaid L'onrt that s ild ap lillcatlon lioreforred to a sesslon therenf. to bo held nt tho I'roliato Offlce, In aaid Montpelier, on the L2d day of January. A. I). IW, for liearlng and declslon thercoui and It Ia further ordered, that all peraona lntercsted bo uotllled hereof, by publlcatlon of notlco of aaid appllcatlon and order tliereon three weeks auccesalTely In the Vermont Watchman & Statt Journal. a new paper publlshcd at Montpelier, ln this Stato, and which clrculatea lu the nelRhbor' hoodof those luterealeil, tefore aaid time of hear Iiir. that they tnay npiear at eald timo aud place aud, If they aeo cau e. object thcreto. liy tho Court. Atteat, 31-36 1I1HAM CAKI.KTON, Jud(?e. COMM18SIONEKS NOTIOE. KSTATK Ol' KOSAI.INJ: hTKKLIJ. The uuderalKiiPd, havluR been appoluted by the Ilonorablo l'robate Court for tho Dlatrlct ot Washing ton comtnlaalonera to recelve, cxamlne and adjust all clalms aud demands of all neraont aalnst tl e es tate of HO.SAM.Si; STEKLK, Uto of Middle sex, ln said dlstrlct, deceased, aua all clalms ox hlbltod In olTaet thereto, hereby irlvouotlce that wo wlllmeet for tho purposea aforeaald at the dwelllnR houao of Ilorace Kteele.ln tho vlllaico of Middlesex, ln said Dlatrlct, on tle Idtli dayof Janu.iry and lllth day of Juuo iidxt. from two o'clock p. M. untll four o'clctK l'. M each of aaid days.and that slx monthi from ttae2ltdav of December. A.I. ISS6.U the time. llinlted by said Court for said credltors to. prosent thelf clalms to us for examluatlou and' allowance. r Datedat Middlesex, Vt., this 83d day of December, A.I). 181.8. (HI.IIKKl'-T. MlhlSS, lpm,,. ' 33 35 DON 1'. S AWYKK, f Commlssloners. COMMIS8IONER8' N0T10K. ESTATK OV KKNKSTA.AtNStVOKTH. The underslRned, havluir been anpolntedllby the Ilonorablo l'robate Court for the Dlstrlct ot Wash ington, commlssloners to recelvo, examlne, and ad luat all clalms and demands of all periona acaluat the oatato of EHNISSr A. AlNsn'oKTlI, late of Woodbury, lu aaid Dlatrlct. deceased. and all clalms exhtbtted ln otfaet thcreto, hereby Klve notlce that we will nieet for the nuruosoa atoro- aald at the Town Clerk's Otllce, lu the town or woodbury, ln sani Dlstrlct, on tho -' tu da; of larch and Itth dav of .Itlue nezt. from tn1 o'clock A. M. untll four o'clock I'. M., each of said naya, aua inai six moniiis irom tne iiieu uay or December, A. D. lH'itj. Ia tlie timo llmltudiby eald Court for aaid credltors to preseut their clalms to ua fc exainlnatlnii nud allowance. D.ited at Wooillmrr, this Uh day ot December, A.I. 18. STKriltJN l- BLAKE. I c.mnm,,nn. 33-3 11. II. DiNIEhS, fLommualonera. COMMI88IONKRS' NOTIOE. KSTATK OF LUCY II. GHKUOKY. The uiulerslKned, linvfux beeu Hppoluted by tbe Ilouorablo I'roluto Court for tbe Imtrlct of Wash ington commlssiouert to reoetve, oxamtue autl adjaat atl clalniB nnd ilenmiuH of nll persons aalnst tbe estateof LUUV U.UKKOOUY, liite of WattsUeld. Ia Riilti Dlstrlr.t. iitne.i9ed. aml nll clAlitm fizlilbttcd ln I otTot tbereto, bereby tfve notlce thut we will meet 1 for tbe purposea uforesald at ( tbo store ot H. lHatilct, on tbo ''tb day of J.muary aud fctb day of May next. from four o'clock l m uutll ttve o'clock rM. eacb of BalddayB.uudtbrtt slx tnontbs from tbe l'Jtli day of Noember. A. D. 1S!, Ia tbe tltitt llinlted by said Court for satd credltors to pre eenttheli clatma to ua for examtnatton aud allow ance. Dated at Waitsaeld, tbls Htb day or December. A. W f W Commls..oners. OOMMIBSIONKnS' NOTIOE. KSTATK OF .IKI'PKtlSOK AINSn'OKTII, The undersluned, haTliiK beeu appolnted by the Ilonorablo l'robaro Court for the Dlstrlct of Wash lueton.commlsalouers to recelve, examlne and adj us t all clalms aud demands of all peraona aRalnrt the estato of JKKKUlthON AINS WOll ril, lato of Wood bury, lu said Dlstrlct, deceased, aud all clalms ex htbtted luoffset thereto, hereby Klve notlce tliatwe will meot for tho purpojes aforeaald, at the Town Clerk's OIIlco, In the town of Woodbury, ln said Dlstrlct, on the JOth day of March aud Hth dayot Juue next. fruii ten o'clock A. M. uutll four o'clock p. M. each of said days. and that slx raouths from tho Mh day of December, A. 1). l'MS, Is tlie time llmlted by said Court for said credltors to preient their clalms to us for examlnatlou and allowance. Dated at Woodbury, this '.'(tli day of December, A&,r6 hTraV'h,J,t'AK,i f Comm.ae.ouer.. KSTATK OP CALVIN JIIOULTON. State or Veumont. DisTmoT or Washington, as. In l'robate Court, held at Montpelier, ln aud for said Dlatrlct, on tho .Hth day of December, A,D. 1691! Frank N- Nmlth, Admlulstrator nt the estate of CAI.VIN MOULTON, late of Waterbury, ln said Dlstrlct, deceased, presenta his admlulatratlon accouut for examluatlou and allowance, aud makea appllcatlon for a decree ot dlstrlbutlon and par tltlon of the estate of aaid dt ceaeed. Whereupon lt ls ordered br said Conrt, that said account and aaid appllcatlon be referred to a aes slon thereot, to be held at tbe l'robate Offlce ln aaid Montpelier, on the 15th day of January, A. D. lem, for hearlng and declslon thereoni And, lt ls furtber ordered, tbat notlce hereof be Itlren to all persons liiterested, by publlcatlon ot the same three weeks successlrely ln tne Vermont Watch man i- state Journal, a newspaper nubllshed at Mont- reller. prevlous to aaid time appolnted for nearlnK, hat they may appear at aaid time and place, aua sbow cause, lt any they may bave, why said account shoald not be allowed, and such decree made. liy the Court. Attest. 33-35 1I1KAM OAHLETON, Jaage. KSTATK OV WINFIKLD S. WARREN. Btatk or Vermont, DI8TBI0T Or WASniNOTON, BS. In l'robate Court, held at Montpelier, In and for aaid Dlstrlct. on the J.'d day ot December, A.D. 18931 Krank N. Snilth, Admlnlstrator ot the eatata ot WI.Nl'IliLD 8, WAHItK.N, late ot Waterbury ln aaid Dlatrlct, deceased, presenta his admlnlstratlon account for examlnatlon and allowance, and makea appllcatlon f or a decreo of dlstrl-butlon and partltlon ot tbe estate of said deceaaed. Whereupon, It ls ordered by aaid Conn that aaid acconnt and aaid ap pllcatlon br referred to a aesslon thereot. to be held at the l'robate Offlce, ln said Montpelier, on the 13th dayot January. A. D. 1817. for hearlnirand de clslon thereoni And, lt ta further ordered. that no tlce hereof be glvcu to all persona lntereatcd by fiubllcatlon of the same three weeks successlrely ln he IVrmonf Watchman J: State Journal, newspaper publ.shed at Montpelier, prevlous to said time ap polnted for hearlng. that thoy may appear at said time aud place, aua show cause.lt any they may have, why aaid account should not be allowed, and auch decree made. liy the Court. Attest. 33-39 lllltAM CAltLETO.N, Judue. SAntCQ Who Have Used Them L.HUII.O Recommend ai thi BEST Star Crown Ilraad PENNYROYAL PILLS, ImmcdUtc rcllef, no dftiiRcr, no paln, 4 Ified tar vonri tiv lciulintz nnccladit. monlalt. A trU wtll convInceyouorthclr (ntrlniic valu iu caie of upnreialun. Seod 4 ceid ln Uinp for iuaplo KING MEDICINE CO., Box 1930, BOSTON, MASS. iitiDiirfUi 01 .em ii