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(News Established in 1877.
Citizen Established in 1872
United November 15, 1881.
Published every Thursday by
Entered at the Morrisrille PostofBce
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in butter.
W cheese, egfrs. beans, poultrv, maple sugar
Slid syrup. Also dealers Id ForeiVn and Domes
tic l'ruits. Consignments solicited and orders
solicited. 114 South Market St.. BOSTOX. Mass
A TTORNEY AT LAW. Morrisville. Vt.
XX Agent for Lile snd Fire Insurance. In
surance piaceu at lowest rates. Also Pension
iiaim Agent, uouectlnns a specialty.
Offick lm Hall's Block.
residence of the late L. P. Soper.
f ANUFACTTJRER and dealer in all kinds of
A. a marine anu oranite. Work Guaranteed
as wma ana rnces as Low as any in Vermont.
luruaiiu oirceu JHOKR18VILLE, Vt
umce open Sundays from 12 to 1 p. m. for
cxiraciiiiK. r-aiients iroin out of town, please
ii:at iiicm a uv man m auvauce.
.. G. W. DOTY,
XT tlm market afforda.
Ice Ix.x and embalmer. I
XV- Hall's Block, Morrisvillk, Vt.
X'VEAI.ER IN Butter. Cheese. Beans, and Pro- j
- - -9 mum. nu. 11 r uiton atreei. uotiioli.
A. Ir. Cooper. Calls promptly aitemled to.
Hy iB Park, Vt.
II. H". WAITE, M. D.
"VTEW YORK and Vermont References. Rei.
ular Pbysician and Surgeon, hpeclai at
eution given to the treatment of Chronic and
Nervous Diseases. Office and Residence per
manently located Johnson, Vermont.
Jeffkksonvillk Vt.
K. J. Hall. E. H. Johnson.
hours until Six.; from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 P.
M. Office at Dr. Hall's residence,
F. KT. RAND & CO.,
Dealers in Country Produce, Butter, Esri;.
Potatoes, Fruits, &c. Consignment!! solicited.
Corner of Granite and Essex Streets,
Havkkhill. Mass.
F. N. Rastd. B. F. Leighton. J. Websteb.
St. Johnsbury, Vt.
Sot Water Ss Steam Heating.
Owing to the advancing years of
my father, I have purchased the
farm owned by him for many years
past, near Hyde Park village. Hav
ing neither time nor ability to car
ry it on properly, I will sell it at
much less than its value., i
To those who are acquainted
with the place no commendation
is necessary. For the benefit of
those who are not, say it is one of
the best farms on the Lamoille
River. It has a meadow nearly or
quite one mile in length, and
nearlv as level as a floor. it was
in a fair state , of cultivation when
purchased, by my father, and du
ring the many years that he has
owned it he has been constantly
improving it, until it is to-day one
of the most fertile farms on the
Lamoille River: The dwelling is
a good two-story house, in an ex
cellent state of repair and pleas
antlv located, and , the barns are
fair. It would cost giqooat least
to build the buildings to-day
The larger part ot the tarm is
in Morristown, where taxes are
comoarativelv low. The balance
lies contiguous to Hyde Park vil
lage, where there is an academy,
courts house, two banks, prinnn
office, steam mill, hide house, and
sundry stores, railroad depot, etc,,
all of which are within to
mile of the farm. 1 he place is
now offered for $4000. ! it was
sold a few years since for 10,000
It contains 200 or 21 S acres, but
if desired will reserve a part of it
Terms for payment will be made
easy to any one who can either
pay or secure giooo.
Hyde Park, Vt., Feb. 10, '91.
Bay State
The have received the a Ti 1 0
hmlie.t bonon In awtiipttiuon. Six 8ilver,Thre
Unmze, One Uold Widal and Three Ulptoiuiu.
Mimical Inrtramenia ofeverr dencriptinn. In
cluding tyfMj cttrior nd Win. h. Tilton
(rutan. Hand and Orche.tra! Inatruxueuts,
fttrinf a. eta. Beud for Catalogue.
Established in 1868.
At this Old Stand is a reliable place to buy your DRUGS and
MEDICINES. Only the Best and Purest Drugs
dispensed. A large assortment of
Including a fine line in the cheap Libraries, 15 and 2 q cent Books
We have just put in Thirty Thousand Envelopes and any one wanting
stationery can be suited here.
cents per bunch. A large and choice lot of the t INEST CANDIES
just added to our stock.
"We are here to stay and snail not be undersold.
jsl ei ps ray Ea
&rnM kii rr
and Winter OIotMng
is nearly all in.
If you want a Suit for yourself or your boys, we can show
you some very handsome patterns at reasonable
. prices. Also in
h: a
We can show you the new styles, both Soft and Stiff. Ask
to see our $1.50 btiff Hat. It is worth $2.00 easy.
Shirts of all descriptions.
Trunks, Bags, Umbrellas and
that we have not
Come and See Us !
Morrisville, Vt.
At Lowest Prices !
At Lowest Prices !
At Lowest Prices !
Call and see the
ever brought into the county.
; ; .fill ffl-itt
New Fall Dress Goods
In all the Latost Novelties.
We have the Latest Styles in French and German
Dress Fabrics, Plaids, Stripes and all the new
shades la l'lain Series, Henriettas, Belgium
Broadcloths, Flannels, etc., also a lnrger
assortment of Black Dress Goods
than any other place in the county.
and Apothecary.
Best Government Envelopes at five
line of
t s
many other things you need
space to tell you of.
best assortment
We have just received, our new stock of
Fall and Winter
For Ladies and Children.
occur about October 15, but those who
wish to purchase sooner will find a good
assortment to select from now.
Sheridan's Condition Powder!
If you can't get it tend to us.
It la abaolutely pure. Hierhly concentrated. In qnait
tlty it costo li-SH than a tenth of a cent a day. Strictly a
medicine. Prevents and cures all disease.-. Good for
younir chickn. Worth more than Kold when hena moult,
sample for 25 centa in stamps, five packages $1. 2 1-4 lb.
can, by mail. Si. 2D. Six can- $5.00. express paid. Sample
copy of llr'l' POl'LTKY PAPEH Sent Free.
1. 8. JOHNSON & CO 22 Custom House St., Boston, Mass.
Originated by an Old Family Pbysician
For INTERNAL as much as EXTERNAL use.
Stops Pain, Cramps, lull animation fn body or limb, like
majc. Cures Croup, AstiiinaX'olds. Catarrh, Lame Hack,
Stiff Joints and Strains. Full particulars Jre. I'rtce.
ertu-ywliere, eta. JL H. JOHNSo.N JSC C-J3uton,luuifl.
H. C. F.
II. M. K.
Remember that we are nrenared to do all
Minis 01 insurance liusmess on siion; ounce
being resident aeents for several first-class com
panies, among others
Insurance Co. of No. America
Xbe Oldt and Stronjfeat Company
Doing business in this section. We shall appre
ciate your patronage and hope to get a fair share
01 a.
will have an interest in the business and partieg
may apply to or communicate with him, or with
no unuersigneu.
Morrisville, Vermont.
We are still at the old stand,
where may be found a
Cannei Goods, 'Teas, Cofees
and Groceries Generally.
Everything new and fresh
est market price rxiid for
butter, hides and calf skins.
Morrisvillr, Vt.
Basement- Cor. Main and Portland Sts.
Do TTovl Want a
Lumber Wagon
If so, examine those manufactured by
II. J. Lilley & Co., who have
constantly on hand the lar
gest assortment of
ever shown in this section. We sell on
very favorable terms.
We have constantly on hand a goon
stock of standard wood hub and Sarven
patent Wheels which we sell at very low
prices. We can sell you a set of XX
Sarven patent buggy Wheels with hubs
banded and will include tire which is
the best quality of steel, round edges
extended over the rim, for $11.60, and
will set the boxes free of charge.
Respectfully soliciting a continuance
of your valued orders which shall have
prompt attention, we a re
l ours truly,
A Planters Experience.
HTv itlAntaiiAn ia in m malarial dis
trlct, wliore fever and agie prevailed.
I employ lao handt) rreqaeniiT- nan
or them ware sick. I was nearly dis
eonraged wnen I began trie use or
Tneveanltwaa marvellous. My men
became atronir and hearty, anil nave
bad no f urttmr trouble, with these
pills. I won Id not fear to live In any
Swamp." K. KIVAi, ltayou Sara, La.
Sold Everywhere.
Office, 39 & 41 Park Place. New York.
Tried for 20 Years.
O 1ST Xj "3T
The oriirlnnl and only genuine Compound Oxy
gen Treatment, that of lrs. Starkey & i'alen. Is
a Hcientiflc adjimtinent of tlie elements of ()v
icen and N itroxen maiinltized, and the compound
Is so condensed and made portable that it is
sent ail over the world.
It has been In nse for more tlian twenty years :
thousands of putlents have been treated and
over one thousand physieians have used it and
recommended it a very signilieaut fact.
The crest success of our treatment lias given
rise to a host of Imitators, unscrupulous persons,
some calling their prenara'ious Compound Oxy
gen, otten appropriHtinii our teHiiiuouiais anu
he names of our salients, to recommend worth
less concoctions. But any snlii-tnnce nmde else
where, or by others, and called compound oxy
gen. Is spurious.
'CoiiiDound Oxveen Its Mode of Action and
Results," is the title of a book of Boo pages pul
lished bv Drs. Ktarkey & Palen. which elves to
all uiquirers full information as to this remark
able curative nuent, and a record of surprising
cures in a wide ranfcc of chronic eases many of
them after beinir abandoned to die by other
physicians. Will be mailed to any address on
IViW Arch Mtreet, Philadelphia, l-an
E ""ill" 'S tI
oiighs all Lang,
V2ids Troubles.
35c. and $1 at all Druggist.
E. MORGAN A. SONS, Prop's,
Between the gates of birth nnd denth
An old nnd saintly pilurim passed,
With look of one w ho witnosseth
The long-soiiKht onl at li,nt.
"O thou wfiose reverent feet hni-e found
The Master's foot prints in thy way,
Anil walk thereon as holy grouad
A boon of thee 1 pray,
"My lack would borrow thy exw8.
My feeble faith the strength ofthine,
I need thy soul's white aititliue,s
To hide the stains of mine.
" The grace and favor else denied
Muy well be granted for thj sake."
So, tempted, doubting, sorely tried.
A younger pilgrim spoke.
" Thy prayer, my son, transeenif my gift ;
.o power is mine, ttie rage railed,
" The burden ot a sin to nit,
Or stain of sin to hide.
" Howe'er the outward life niayt
;For pardoning grace we all tuit pray i
No man his brother ciijaM!'-1" L-.--
Ur a soul s ransom pay. t- --v r
'Not always age is growth offcood ;
Its years have Iorhcs with tlr'r iram :
Against some evil youth witlutood
Its hands may strive in vaiu
With deeper voice than any ape eh
Of mortal lips from man to tau,
What earth's unwisdom may iyt teach
Thesinnti oniy nan.
Make thou that holy guide thine own,
And, following where it leads the way.
The known shall lapse in the unknown
-As twilight into night.
'The best ot earth shnll still remain,
Ami Heaven's eternal years shall prove
That life and deuth, and joy and pain
Are ministers of love "
Cajt. JoudJ Jamie.
A Story of tne Tantramar Tides.
How the wind roared in from the
sea over the Tantramar dyke!
ii was anout sunset, and a fieree or
ange-red gleam thrusting itself thro'
a rift in theclouda thufchlnekenod th
sky, east a stranere frlow over the
wide desolate marshes. A mile back-
rose the dark line of the uplands,
with small, white farm-housesalrpmlv
hidden in shadow.
Captain Joe Boultbee bad iust Ufr,
his wagon standing in the dvkeroad.
with his four year-old-boy on the
seat, lie was on the noint of cross-
no; the dyke, to visit the little land
ing place where he kept his boat,
when above the rush and whistle of
the gale he heard Jamie's Voice. He
hurried back a few paoes before he
could make out what the little fellow
was saying.
"rap, cried the child, I want to
2ret out of the wagon. 'Fraid Bill
going to run away ! "
"Oh, nonsense!" answered Captain
Joe. "Bill won't run awty. Iledoes
n't know how. You stay there and
don't be frightened and I'll be right
back." i
"But, pap, the wind Mows me too
hard," piped the small voice, plead
ingly, i
"Oh, all n'sht," said tbe father, and
returning to the wagon he lifted the
iii Itl gently down and him on hisj
windy for you out on tHe otln;r Mi.le
of the dyke. You run ver nnd sit
on that big stick, where the wind
can t get at you and fait tor me.
And be sure you don't let Bill run
As he spoke the Captain noticed
that the horse, ordinarily one of the
most stolid of creatures, seemed to
night peculiarly uneasy ; with his head
up in the air he was sniriing nervous
ly, and glancing from side to side.
As Jamie was trudging through the
long grass to the seat which his fath
er had shown him, the Captain said,
"Why, Bill does seem scary after all;
who'd have thought this wauld scare
"Bill don't like it," replied Jamie ;
"it blows him too hard." And, glad
to be out of the gale, which took his
breath away, the little fellow seated
himself contentedly in the shadow of
the dyke. Just then there was a clat
ter of wheels and a crash. Bill had
whirled sharply about in the narrow
road, upsetting and smashing the
light wagon.
Now, utterly heedless of his mas
ter's angry shouts, he was golloping
in mad haste back towards the up
lands, with the fragments of the wag
on at his heels. The Captain and
Jamie watched him flying before the
wind, a red spectre in the lurid light.
Then, turning away once more to see
his boat, theCaptain remarked, "Well
laddie, I guess we'll have to foot it
back when we get through here. But
Bill's got to have a licking for this !
Left to himself Jamie crouched down
behind the dyke, a strange, solitary
little figure in the wide waste of the
marshes. Though the full force of
the galecould not reach him, his long
curls were blown across his face, and
he clung determinedly to his small,
round hat. For a while he watched
the beam of red light, till the jagged
fringe of clouds closed over it, and it
was gone. Ihen, m the dusk, he be
gan to feel a little frightened ; hut he
knew Ins father would soon be back,
and he didn't like to call him again.
He listened to the waves, surging,
beating, roaring, on tITehiuals be
yond the dyke. Presently he heard
them, every now and t hen, thunder in
against the very dyke itself; upon
this he grew more frightened, and
called to his father several times; but
of course the small voice was drown
ed in the tumult of wind and wave,
and the father, working eagerly on
the other side of the dyke, heard no
sound of it.
Close by the shelter in which Jamie
was crouching there were several
great tubs, made by sawing molasses
hogsheads into halves. These tubs
in fishing season were carried by the
fishermen in their boats, to hold the
shad ns they were taken from the
net. Now they stood empty anil dry,
but highly flavored with memories of
their office. Into the nearest tub
Jamie crawled, after having shouted
in vain to his father.
To the child's loneliness and fear
the t ub looked "cosey," as he called
it. He curled up in the bottom, and
felt n little more comforted.
Jamie was the only child of Capt.
Joe Boultbee. When Jamie was
about two years old, the Captain had
taken the child and his mother on a
voyage to Brazil. While calling at
Ba'rbadocs the young mother hail
caught the yellow fever. There she
had died and was buried. Alter that
voyage Captain Joe had given up his
ship, and retired to his father's farm
at Tantramar. lhere he devoted
himself to Jamie and the farm, but
to Jamie especially ; and in the sum
mer, partly for amusement, parti v
for profit, he wnsnceustomed tospend
a lew weens urn ting ior Bund on the
wild tides of Chignecto ba y. Wherever
he went, Jamie went. If the weather
was too rough for Jamie, Capt. Joe
stayed at home. As for the child.
petted without being spoiled, he was
growing a tough and manly little
soui, and daily more and more the
delight of his father's heart.
Why should he leave him curled up
in his tub on the edge of the marshes
on a night so wild ? In truth, though
the wind was tremendous, nnd now
growing to a veritable hurricane,
there was no apparent danger or
great hardship on the marshes. It
was not cold, and there was no rain.
Captain Joe, foreseeing a heavy
gale, together with a tide higher than
usual, had driven over to the dyke to
make his little craft more secure.
He found the boat already in con
tusion; and the wind, when once lie
had crossed out of the dyke's shelter,
was so much more violent than he
had expected, that it took him some
time to get things "snugged up." He
felt that Jamie was all right, as long
as he was out of the wind. He was
only a stone's throw distance, though
hidden by the great rampart of the
dyke. But theCaptain began to wish
that he had left the little fellow at
home, as he knew the long walk over
the rough road, in the dark and the
furious gale, would sorely tire the
sturdy little legs. Every now and
then, as vigorously and cheerfully he
worked in the pitching smack, the
Ca ptain sent a shout of greeting over I
the dyke to keep the little lad from
getting lonely. But the storm blew
his voice far up into the clouds, and
Jamie in his tub never heard it.
By the time Captain Joe had put
everything shipshape, he noticed that
his plunging boat was drifted close to
the dyke. He had never before seen
the tide reach such a height. The
waves that were rocking the little
craft so violently, were a mere back
wash from the great seas which as he
now observed with a great pang, were
thundering in a little further up the
coast. Just at this point the dyke
was protected from the full force of
the storm by Snowdon's Point.
"What if the dvke should break up
yonder and this fearful tide get in on
the marshes I thought the t'aptam
in a sudden anguish of apprehension.
Leaving the boat to dash itself to
pieces if it liked, he clambered in
breathless haste out on to the ton of
the dyke, shouting to Jamie as he did
so. 1 here was no answer. v here he
had left the little one but a. half hour
back, the tide was seething three or
four feet deep over the grases. Dark
as the night had grown, it grew
blacker before the father's eyes. For
an instant his heart stood still with
horror, then he sprang down into the
flood. The water boiled up nearly to
his armpits. With his feet he felt the
great timber, fastened in the dyke,
on which his boy had been Sitting.
He peered through the dark, with
straining eyes grown preternaturally
keen. He could see nothing on the
wide, swirling surface save two or
three dark objects, far out in the
marsh. These he recognized at once
as his fish-tubs gone a float. Then he
ra.n up the dyke toward the point.
"Surely," lie groaned in his heart,
"Jamie hasclimbed up the dykewhen
lio hiiw the witter ooitiixijjf, iitul I'll find
him ulon t he ttip htfi-e, Homewliere,
looking nnd crying for me! "
Then, running likeamadman along
the narrow summit, with a band of
iron tightening about his heart, the
Captain reached the point, where the
dyke took its beginning.
No sign of the little one; but he saw
the marshes everywhere laid waste.
Then he turned round and sped back,
thinking perhaps Jamie had wander
ed in the other direction. Passing
the now buried landing-place, he saw
with a curious distinctness, as if in a
picture, that the boat was turned
bottom up, and, as it were, glued to
the side of the dyke.
Suddenly he checked his speed with
a violent effort, and threw himself up
on his face, clutching theshort grass
es of the dyke. He had just saved
himself from fallinginto thesea. Had
lie had time to think, he might not
have tried to save himself, believing
as he did that the child who was his
very life had perished. But the in
stinct of self-preserva tion had assert
ed itself blindly, and just in time. Be
fore his feet the dyke was washed
away and through the chasm the
waves were breaking furiously.
Meanwhile, what had become of
The wind had made him drowsy,
and before hehad been many minutes
curled up in the tub he was sound
When the dyke gave way some dis
tance from Jamie's queer retreat,
there came suddenly a great rush of
water among the tubs, and some
were straightway floated off. Then
others a little heavier followed, one
by one; and, last of all, the heaviest,
that containing Jamie and his for
tunes. The water rose rapidly, but
back here there came no waves, and
the child slept as peacefully as if at
home in his crib. Little the Captain
thought, when his eyes wandered ov
er the floating tubs, that the one
nearest him was freighted with his
heart's treasure! And well it was
that Jamie dil not hear his shouts
and wake! Had he done so, he would
have at once sprung to his feet, and
been tipped out into the flood.
liy tins time tne grear iiue nau
reached its height. Soon it began to
recede, but slowly, for the storm kept
the waters gathered, as it were, into
a heap at the head of the bay. All
night the wind raged on, wrecking
the smacks and schooners along the
coast, breaking down the dykes in a
hundred places, flooding all the
marshes, and drowning many cattle
in the salt pastures. All night the
Captain, hopeless and mute in his
agonv of grief, lay clutching thegras
ses ou the dyke-top, not noticing
wlipn nt lensrth the waves ceased to
drench him with their spray.
night, too, slept Jamie in his tub.
Right across the marsh thestrange
craft drifted before the wind, never
getting into the region where tlie
waves were violent. Such motion as
there was and at times it was some
what lively seemed only to lull the
chid to a sounder sleep. Toward
daybreak the tub grounded at the
foot of the uplands, not far from the
edge of the road. The waters gradu
nlly slunk away, as if ashamed of
their wild vagaries. And still the
child Klont, on.
As the light broke over the bay,
coldly pink and desolate gleaming,
Captain Joe got up and looked about
him. His eyes were tearless, but his
face was gray and hard, and deep
lines had stamped themselves across
it during the night.
Seeing that the marshes were again
uncovered, save for great shallow
pools left here and there, he set out
to find the body of his boy. After
wandering aimlessly for perhaps an
hour, the Captain began t o study the
direction in which the wind had been
flowing. This was almost exactly
with the road which led to his homo
on the uplands. As he noticed this a
wave of pity crossed his l.eart, at
thought of the terrible anxiety his
father and mother had all that night
been enduring. Then in nn instant
there seemed to unroll before him the
long slow years of I he desolation of
that home without Jamie.
All this time he was moving along
the soaking road, scanning themarsh
in every direction. hen he had cov
ereaaoouc nan the distance, lie was
aware of his father hastening with
feeble eagerness to meet him.
The night of watching had made the
old man haggard, but his face lit up
at eight ot his son- As he drew near,
however, and saw no sign of Jamie
and marked the look upon the Cap
tain s face, the gladness died out as
quickly as it had come. When the
two men met, the elder put out his
hand in silence and the vounger man
ciaspeu in. mere was no room ior
words. Side by side the two walked
homeward. With restless eyes, ever
dreading lest they should find that
which theysought.the father and son
looked everywhere except in a cer
tain oid nsn-tub which they passed
lhejub stood a little to one side of
the road. Just at this time a spar
row nt on the tub's edge, and uttered
a loud and startled chirp at sight of
tne sleeping child. As the bird flew
off precipitately ,J amie opened his eyes
and gazed up in astonishment at the
blue sky over Ins head. He stretched
out his hand and felt the rough sides
of the tub. Then, in complete be
wilderment, he clambered to his feet.
Why, there was his father, walking
away somewhere without him ! And
grandpapa, to ! Jamie felt aggriev
ed. "Pap ! " he cried in a loud but fear
ful voice, "where you goin' to?"
A great wave of light seemed to
break across the landscape, as the
two men turned and saw the little
golden head shining, dishevelled over
the edge of the tub. The Captain
caught his breath with a sort of a
sob, and rushed to snatch the little
one in his arms; while the grandfath
er fell on his knees in the road, and
his trembling lips moved hilentlv.
C. D. G. Koberts, in Sepceniber Scrib
ner's. Ethan Allen's Sword.
The sword which Ethan Allen car
ried when he demanded the surrender
of Fort Ticonderoga in the name of
the great Jehovah and the Conti
nental Congress, is by gift and inheri
tance, the personal nronertv of II.
Allen Hopkins, a resident of Jackson,
alien, i he sword is an old-fashioned
blade, nicked and venerable, 27 inch
es long and slightly curved. The
handle measures seven inches, mak
ing the total length of the weapon
34 inches. The handle is of bone and
horn. The mounting is of silver
washed with gold, and the latter be
ing partially worn off. A dog's head
of silver forms the end of the handle,
and from this to the guard runs a
silver chain. On one of the silver
imuim ot tlie scabbard. tli name
"Etlidn Alien " m enrnvwl in lurre
letters; on another bund, " Urimh-
er, maker, New York," and on still
another, in script, "Martin Vosburg,
1775." Why this name appears no
one knows. Upon the death of Ethan
Allen the sword became the property
of his son, Capt. Hannibal M. Allen,
who died at Fort Nelson, Virginia, in
1813, and the sword was retained by
his widow. Agnes B. Allen. After the
death of her husband, Mrs Allen
made her home with Hannibal Hop
kins, her favorite nephew and heir,
until her death in 1803. The sword
of Ethan Allen then became the prop
erty of Hannibal M. Allen. He died
in 1871 and left it to his widow. On
her death it became the property of
her son, H. Allen Hopkins, nnd is now
in his possession.
There appears to be no reason to
doubt that with this sword Col. Ethan
Allen backed up his demand for the
surrender of the fortress of Ticonder
oga. May 19, 1773. In a "Memori
of Col. Ethan Allen, Containing the
Most Interesting incidents of his Pub
lic Career, F. I. Allen, Pr. Platts
burg, N. Y., 1834 "of which it is
stated but two or three copies are in
existence are found Ethan Allen's
own words in describing the use of
the sword on that occasion.
Queer Things About Animals.
An ornithologist says that birds
frequently commit suicide.
A squirrel and a snake engaged in
a battle near Springfield, Ohio, and
the squirrel came off victorious, kill
ing his opponent.
The sturgeon is toothless and draws
in its food by suction, but the shark
has hundreds of teeth set in rows
that sometimes number ten.
A horse belonging to JohnBurtless
of Tipton, Mich., was found to be
covered with honey bees tlie other
day and a fire had to be built to re
move them. The horse may die.
That Connecticut preacher who was
said to own a Shanghai rooster that
could sing the doxology has been so
pestered by dime museum managers
that he has had to denounce the
story as a fowl lie.
A white rattlesnake was recently
captured by a Lock Haven man
named Burnell, which he sold to a
Williamsport man, who now has it
on exhibition in that city. It is a
great curiosity, being white as enow.
Stone Mountain, Ga., has a re
markable pony. He has not only al
most human intelligence, the power
of knowing to the minute his feeding
hour and an ability to distinguish
persons he has met before, but can
run errands. His owner "has asmal!
bag which he hangs on the pony's
neck, and on being told to bring the
mail the pony marches off with much
dignity tothepostoffice." New York
A Letter From the President.
After the president's visit to Bur
lington Florist C. 1'. Jones sent to
the presidential family a box of
double white pinks with the request
on behalf of his little daughter, that
they might be named the Mrs. Harri
son pink. A few days since Mr. Jones
received this acknowledgment from
the president:
"I am very much obliged to my
little friend, your daughter, for the
pinks which arrived last, night in very
good condition. They were very
much admired by Mrs. Harrison and
the other ladies of my household.
Please accept the thanks of all of us
and say to your daughter that Mrs.
Harrison is quite willing that she
shall give her name to the flower
The largest locomotive yet built in
Europe was recently sent out of the
Hirschau works in Munich. It is 40
feet over all and weighs 84 tons.
i ne national W. C. T. U. Convention
Will le held in Tremont Temple, Bos
ion, November 12-10. There will
a reception to Mrs. Mary Clement
Leavitt, Lady Somerset, and other
distinguished guests, Monday even
ing, November '), in one of the finest
,n,' n"! 1,1 th The World's
u. i . l. u. hold their convention in
in xne days following, but the Na
tional convention begins the mornin
of the 12th.
mi. . m
i ne rate ot railroad travel will lie
one and one-third fare on the rertifi
cateplan. The time set 'lireil im r.
vember 11-20. but certificates for the
purchase ot the tickets can be secured
of the ticket agents of the various
roads granting the reductions, the
tu oi November, and are good until
November 23.
The Union Signal, of Aug. 27, gives
the names of the roads. Wn tch I'll ra.
luiiy tor directions needed.
Seats nre furnished all del.
but visitors will pay 25 cents a ses
sion, or can obtain reserved seats for
$1.50 and $2 aniece tmnsfemlile
These are in the first balcony and
front row of second balcon v. For re
served seats apply to Mrs. O. A. Pur
ington, 23 Warren Ave., Boston.
Many of our white ribbon W ' nn.1
Y.'s will plan to attend this great
convention. Will the Y.'s write Miss
Nellie Blakely, so she can secure seats
tor them together, and perhaps lodg
ing room and board.
Annual Meeting.
The seventeenth annual meeting of
i 1. . T . 1,- .
lii ermonc oman sLhnstian Tem
perance Union will be held nt, St..
Johnsbury, October 7, 8 and 9. The
general officers, county presidents.
state superintendents, and two dele
gates from each auxiliary local AY. C.
T. U., compose the annual meeting.
The usual Executive committee and
Superintendent's meetings will be on
t eanesoay, Uct. 7. There w Ix? a
Gold Medal Demorest contest Wednes
day evening; admission ten cents.
Thursdav evening the Y.'s of the
state give a reception, followed bv a
short program. Friday evening a
national speaker. It is expected that
each county will contribute some
share in the program in nddition to
the "Couuty Hour," when the county
secretaries will give "a look back
ward," and the county presidents "a
look forward."
Beloved, "Except the Lord keen
the city the watchman waketh but in
vain. Let us make October 1st a
day of prayer for the convention, in
union meetings as far as possible, in
your nomes wnen not convenient to
assemble together. Please have no-
ice of our meeting given out in vmir
churches, and ask that we be remem
bered in the public prayer. Notice of
railroad rates will lie sent with pro
grams to every local president. For
entertainment, address Mrs. A. L.
JJailey and Mrs. M. A. Brnckett.
Let us make this our best annual
meeting by bringing to our nltnr a
heart of love, a hand of willing ser
vice, a fonitwrateii life.
Esther T. Horsu, President.
(iii.TiA JO. Iiaviiiho.v, .Secretary,
In the Peach Rejrlon.
No one who has not visited a farm
ing region where one treat staple is
the main dependence of the farm
ers, can have any notion of the im
portance attaching to the peach crop
on the peninsula of Delaware and
Maryland. Early in the spring men
go about carrying small blooming
branches from the peach trees, in
order to get- the opinion of experts
as to the promise of fruit. Then
come the frost scares, all genuine
enough at the time, in spite of the
ridicule of the newspapers, and finallv
comes.the June drop, when damaged
peaches t he size of small hickory nuts
tall on by the million. When the
shipping time arrives all the country
ways are filled with the light j tench
wagons, and after sunset the whole
land is melodious with the music of
negroes as they return from the
steamboat landing or railway sta
tion. The Orlirln of " Chestnut."
Joseph Jefferson is responsible for
the latest explanation of the word
chestnut." lie attributes the intro
duction of the word in its slang sense
to the late William Warren, the vete
ran comedian of Boston.
"There is a melodrama," Mr. Jeffer
son said to a Press reporter, "but
little known to the present genera
tion, written by William Billion, and
called " The Broken Sword." There
were two characters in it one a Cap
tain Zavier and the other thecomedy
part of Pablo. The captain is a sort
of Baron Munchausen, nnd in telling
of his exploits says: "I entered the
woods of Collaway, when suddenly
from the thick boughs of a cork tree
' Pablo interrupts him with the
words, "A chustnut.cnptain; achest
nut." "Bah!" replies the captain.
Boobv, I say a cork tree!" "A
chestnut,' reiterates Pablo. 'I should
know ns well as you, having tieard
you tell the tale these twenty-seven
times. William Warren, who had
often played the part of Pablo, was
at a "stag" dinner two years ago,
when one of the gentlemen present
told a story of doubtful age and orig
inality. "A chestnut." murmured
Mr. Warren, quoting from tjie play,
I have heard you tell the tale these
twenty-seven times." Ihe applica
tion of these lines pleasid the rest of
the table and when the party broke
up each helped to spread the story
and Mr. Warren's commentary. And
that," concluded Mr. Jefferson, "is
what I really believe to lie the origin
of the word 'chet-tnut.' "Philadel
phia Press.
School Blunders.
A teacher in a public school gave
out a list of words to be defined and
put in sentences. Among them was
the word "chasm. A little gin
looked in the dictionary, and not be
ing quite satisfied, inquired if chasm
meant " gap." The teacher absently
replied, "Yes," but was astonished
when she presented her paper with
this sentence: " When I am sleepy I
always chasm." But this is hardly
equal to another teacher's experience
in a little district school some years
ago. She gave out words for analy
sis. isnnk-note was one oi mem,
nnd the teacher's astonishment may
be imagined when one young lady
brought the following unique analy
sis: Bank-note is ncompound primi
tive word, composed of bank and
note. Bank is a simple word mean
ing the side of a stream ; note to set,
down. Bank-note, to set down by
the side of a stream." Yineland In
dependent. A late decree of the German emperor
forbids the use ot baptismal names
of a political character.
Wlien you've jtnt a tliinir to miv,
Sn.v ill Don't take hiilf n ilnv,
H lien .vonr tnle'a irot little in it
TrowiJ tlie whole tiling in n minute!
I. tli ih riiort n (Wiin vn.ir
Don't you f the whole l.lo 1 iaT
iih n tnlii lii. h. nt ii )iiiii-h,
'oislil 1 rornereil in nn inrh !
Hoil her down until ie aiinmera:
J'olmh her until nhe trliinmer ;
When you've got a tliinir to anv,
Suyitl Don't tnke Imlf a iln.vi
Atlnnta I'oiihI itution.
About Women.
Mrs. T. N. Egery. of Bangor, is said
to be the ric hest woman in Maine.
She is rated at 4,000, 00O.
Mrs Mary Hunt hnMlteennppoiritetl
a memlter of the Advisory Council of
the Woman's Branch of the Wdrld'g
Fair to behold in Chicago in l'.i.l.
Miss Jessica Gilbert Tvler. the mir
ed daughter of Moses Unit Tyler, of
Cornell University, had entereil ihm
field of literature by Translating from
the German Dr. Ewald Fluo-el's .Mor
als and IteligioUM Develotmient. of
Thomas Cnrlyle.
A prize of fifty dollars for the l-t
original design by n woman of an
article of furniture has ltecn won by
Miss Gertie Fonda, of Vermont. A
bookcase in form of a boo k wiim tlm
shape she gave lir design.
The young English Indv fXUter
Kose Gertrude) who went tot helenor
Settlement at Molakni. hint, Veiir tn
attend that class of unfortunates,
was married in April last to a Ger
man physician, Dr. Lutz.
Miss Xavier, formerly instructor
in Spanish in W'ellesley 'College, hns
Iteen appointed secretary to the
French and Spanish consulate. She
is mistress of Spanish, French, Eng
lish und Italian, and is the first
woman ever appointed to the office
she holds.
Captain Mary Miller the woman
who managed a steamboat on the
Mississippi seven years and then He-
cured a government license us pilot.
has upphed for the place ns lighthouse-keeper
on the Gulf roast. Sh.
Is nn intelligent nnd rather pre
possessing woman.
Grace Greenwood writes to ili
Home Journal from Washington to
say she in not blind, as has Ui n re
ported in the newspajter press. She
says she can see to thread up her sew
ing machine, and even to find herwav
across Fifth Ave. at an hour when
the millionaires are tint in for v. She
adds: "1 am not blind, neither to
my neighbor's sins nor to my own
little human frtiilities. I Cllll rem
my title dear to more good fortune
than has ever come my way."
The best protect ion a voun-r worn.
an can have in New York city," said
a big policeman on Broadway sound
"is one id those little silver croMnes
that the King's Daughters wear. I
have noticed that nowadays the pro
fessional masher will look tirst nt the
Itosoni of a woman's dress, nnd if
that little cross is dangling from iv
buttonhole h piiHMeH her ly without
even a stare. It's the same way on
Mfreer earn iih ui ,e nfrrcf. 'J'h
yoiiiijf woiniiri who weum oneol I Idw
budges lias got the whole eiirlond of
men to take care of her and jiiinti on
the fellow that dares to annoy her.
The c ross is getting to be looked on
with the same res;eet and deference
as a nun.H garb. As a safeguard it
lieats the average policeman all
Writing of Lowell in the Indepen
dent, Edward Everett I lale pa vs the
following lieautiful tribute to the wife
of his youth :
"It would not lie rinlit to aeiik of hia
enrly life, ami hi ateml.v ami Ure rr.iwth to
the pimition lie hohlH imionir men. without
peakinirof hi wife, ilia tniirrinir to her
wti one of the erent determineil on in henven
untl whieh ifivea joy on enrtli to nil who ..
and know. Mhe wan Mi Anna Miiira Whif
ayounK woinun of HiiiKiiliir Ix-iiutr. ot re
markable genius whirh allowed itw-lf in ri.
qillKite pociiiH, w ho hud heraelf hud every nd
vantnire in rienioniil training which the' time
and pities knew how to (five The iniiti h tvim
a perfect love mated: nnd their union, whil
a nun tue xorrowa wlai li lielonir to liiiiniin
me, wan mii'u an men and nnirela delih'lit in.
He would havmuid Ininoclf that her enthiiHl.
aum-for every Ko-iiil reform, iinlu.liiitf her
allmiH-e with the unpopular tiliolitioniata,
and her ytuyathy with every form of Iniim.n
Buffering, wer- at every atep of hia voiiiik life,
eneouriiKement and atiinutua to him ill what
be said and did.
Good Recipes.
Ginger Snaps. A cupful of molas
ses, a tablespoouful each of lard nnd
ginger, a tenspoonful of soda, flour
to roll; roll out thin nnd bake.
Tomato Toast. Stew a ouart of
tomatoes cut into small pieces until
you can nnush them smooth with a
spoon, and season them with butter,
pepper nnd salt, and pour them over
slices of buttered toast.
White Inxn. Stir into theunbeat-
en white of an egg, confectioner's su
gar sufficient to make a paste stiff
enough to mould with your fingers.
Spread it on the cake with a knife
wet in cold water, and set in a cold
place to harden.
Picnic Cake. Beat up half a run of
butter to a fine cream, add two cup
fuls of powdeml sugar, then whisk
the yolks of four eggs and add them
to thecream with half a glassof good
sherry. Bent for two minutes, then
Btir in ns quickly as possible the stiff
whites of four eggs and three und a
half eupfuls of prepared flour. Bake
in one loaf.
Prune Jelly. Soake a pound of
prunes in a quart of wa ter t hree hours.
Strain them and strain the water in
which you soak them. Put it on the
range with a pound of sugar and let
it boil for hull an hour. Kemove the
stones from the prunes nnd put them
in to the boiling syrup, and boil it up
again. Soak half a box of gelatine
in a little cold water, and stir it into
the prunes. Prtur them into a mould
wet with cold water, and set them in
a cold place to harden. Serve with
A ktihtm' Akvkktiminu. I'mlou hted ' V the
Ivory Honp iieople diwrve rreilit for the l t
icrade of illiietrutiona now 1-eiiiK uaed fur nil-
vertiKinsr purpoaea. I he aeriea of full pntl
IntwiiiKH whirh have lieen iippenrinir on the
nat imire of the Century repreeent aome of
the moat enpulile hook and miiuiir,iun an lata
in the country. The aeriea muat hiiveeoat no
fin ill I fliture. A yet the way up nrtixta do
not "inn the work they do fur advert iaera.
lit 1 apprehend that it will not lie loiiir era
weHhilll i-e ill the iidvertiaiuir roluuiiia audi
mime an (ieorire Wharton Kdwarda, V.. W.
Keinlile, etc. Hindi men a theae lirii'ir to
their work, txaidn mere inn Intuit nl akill, a
trained iiniiKiimt inn and nn artiatie ti.iiii-
tion of thiliUN. Theae iplnlil iea, when tiwd in
connection with advert iaenietita, coitinintid
aenrcely leaa iniereat. thnn when ne in tha
ordinary literary way. Printer's Ink.
Nothing Like It!
Kvery tlaywela tha volume of proof t lint
nn a aecilc for all Mood diaciiaea. nothing
p. II ii la Pr. I'icn-e'a tiolden Mediiul Ihacover.V.
It hna ltecn weighed ill the Imlnnc" nnd fouiKl
filllilliiilT every cliiiml It hna lcvn tiicd
many yearn in thnuaitnda of cna-a with Hut
I crime Hiiceeant for Throat and I. hum roub
le. Catarrh, Kidney iliaeaae. LiverCoinplMint
Sick Headache and all iliaonlera reaiillinir
from intpoverii-lied Mood, nnd there w not It
itiR like Pr. l'ierce'a (lolden Medical Piaeover.V
world-remiwmxl and ever growing lu favor l

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