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Press Dispatches. arre vetiimi ram siu.LjIi' copy, (i,H. month, ()( year, 1 cent 25 cents $3.00 VOL.1. NO. 43. BARRE, VT., MONDAY, MAY 30, 1808. PRICE ONE CENT. TERMS: B 1 e eg PATRIOTIC ! Show your Colors for Your Country. To do that you cannot do so unless you will call at the Patriotic Store and examine our New Line of Patriotic Xeekwcar in Tecks, Four-in-Hands, Bows, Etc., which is the handsomest ever shown in this city at 25. BEATS THEM ALL. SEGEL & BRADY, Prop'rs. DKl'OT SQUARE. HAR11E, VT. ATTENTION! Quarry Boys, Pure Leaf, L L Ponies, Royal Savage, ARE eCiprsto Smoke For Sale Everywhere. Piiiflie, lldelsta & Co. i'Frs L. Lewin, M'gr. 180 No. riain St. Barre, Vt. FLAGS! We havo a complete stock, all sizes, s:ime as we lisul all the Spring just received. Low Prices. Also big lino of Patriotic I'ins, Buttons, Pictures anil Musie. Nice Colored Photos of DEWEY, SAMP SON, ami CAPT. SIGSP.EE (of the Maine.) H. L. AYERILL, n Vn Alain St. Tel. 31-3 emorial Day Vl H' WII.I. WAST TO HEAtt America" l.y the Diamond Four; Sou su's Hand play "Slars" Stripes For ever March" or "Ye Boston To Parly." now have a largo minilx r of iicn- records for our Gramophone and it costs but 5 cents to hear two of thelil. L. AVERILL. Memorial Day Sermon By Rev. Dr. S. N. Jackson Ap propriate Services Held in the Congregational Church. A Memorial Day sermon was nrcached yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Congregational church when Rev. Dr. Samuel N. Jackson preached to the old veterans of the late war. The afternoon was a stormy one and despite that fact, a good sized crowd turned out to listen to the remarks ol the speaker and the appropriate pro gram, which had been carefully arranged. The church was handsomely decorated on all sides of the room by flags and bunting. In front of the choir were potted plants of various varieties. On tho left of the pulpit were placed the potted plants which today will be used in decorating the graves of the brave nnna vvlin fnnrrlil In anve finr cnuntrv. On the wall over these plants, were the American anil i',ngiisti nags, erosBeu ami in the center was the Cuban flag. Tho church presented a most artistic appear ance. At two o'clock the G. A. It. marched to the church escorted by tho High School Battalion. At tho church tho Ladies' of the G. A. It. marched in be hind them, and were followed by the Battalion where seats were reserved in the center of the church for all of them. The services wero opened by an or gan prelude after which tho choir ren dered a selection. Uev. E. M. Fuller read the ten commandments and Itcv. Thomas II. Mitchell gave a responsive readiiiL'. 'i he choir rendered another selection followed by a scripture read Kflin K. M. Jones. A quartette consisting of Mesdames Burn- ham and Gale ami Messrs iuiicnoii aim lliit-liinsn rendered a selection. ltev. A. E. At water offered a prayer followed by the singing ot the Mar spangicu Uminnr liv the audience. ltev. Dr. Jackson tlicn iieiivercii nis Memorial Dav address, which was taken from Isaiah XI, XIII, "The envy also t ol,. ill ilnivirf. nnil the. adver- saries of Judah shall be cut off ;Ephriam shall not envv Julian and .juuau snan Ho commenced his remarks by refer ring to the tribe of Asaiah and ofJudah or..i ti... wnr which insned. He then ai.it ' told about Columbus trip across tue ocean and incidents which nappencu on f tirn v . Tim first, settlement was in .Tnmnsiown Virginia in 1007. There were Puritans settled in the AortU and Caviliera in the South. Thirteen years ft,.r ihn. I'llcrrims landed at Plymouth After the Pilgrims nail liven iuu jems under the English rule the people be- lUiitistied as the Kinsr laxeil the coloaists without representation, some time after the war followed between the colonists and their forefathers which ,.rct OiU nnnntrv million dollars to se cure this nation its rights and privileges. The sneaker then weni on 10 ien uuuui slaves being brought to tins country soon after our independence and how the civil war grew out of slavery. In 1783 tho supreme court of Massachusetts said that the slaves ought to be free and independent people as all men were bom equal. Bitter discussions were nuite frequent m congress oeiweun m of the north and south, out of which crew the war of the Rebellion in 1861. The speaker told of the great unmoor i.i.i lnt their lives and whether the veterans are living or dead, their names will always be honored and reverenced. Today wc are calteu iorui io iigm. V 1 X',.4- li.rl.f a-ain lor a goon cause, rui Mft... nn miemv is our own iaml out 10 nee the island of Cuba whose people are starvhv by thousands. We are woiu-inn- forlhe interests of Christ kingdom that bis will may lie done on earth as it is in heaven. The address was a vwj interesting ono and one which will long be remembered . 1 r. J . 1 lenry .jacivM.u announced that a collection wouiu ue i.i- i i ,iw. Hinnov received would DO Ken mm i" ..."..-j . placed in the hands of a trustee which 1 . . . . -.1 i.iinr the sick in WOUUI gO lUWiim Company E. Another coiieci..... taken at the services mi which will go for the same cause, x money will eenamiy go "v cause and at tne servieu u.,0 still larger sum is expected. Fletcher Heard From. Has Started for Klondike. Writes Home, Pnrrr TT1nl..l,ni. Una 1 . I . . iivuvi hub ijvuii lutaicu lib last n.tlfl whnf llfia tinnn an i m ir.nn4i.n 1.1. mystery for tho pa8t three weeks has neen soivea. ueputy Sheriff Geo. W. Snllth llllS llllll tllA mnllnp ill nlH.r,n and has left no stone unturned in his at tempt to locate the missing man. Every ono of the many rumors has been faithfully investigated by Sheriff Smith, but each ono has proved to bo groundless until ho heard that Fletcher's family had received a letter from him. He drove to the Fletcher farm in Washington this morning and asked to be shown the letter, of which he took a copy. It reads as follows : "May 19th, 1898. Plouter House. MiTciim.i.. S. D.. To Grace Fletcher: Well, Grace, I am going to Klondike today to dig gold and pay my debts or die in the attempt. Tell Burt ho had better go to Montpolier and he may tako eharfn of the nuarrv so thev can't o- 1 j trouble that on my debts. Bob will go with him. I send James McKay s note. Yours truly. P. B. Fl-ETCIIEK." There is nrobablv no doubt about the nnthpiitieitv nf the letter, na the nost- niark on the outside is dated tho same as on the inside. It is the belief of Flt.hnr's fnnlilv thnt tin 14 tint in his right mind, as his father was insane and thev can attribute his disanncranco to no other reason. Sheriff Smith is satis lied that Fletcher is now on his way to the gold fields. E. D. Blackwell Returns After His Disappearance Two Years Ago. chley Reports m Ceryera main in fea CORRECT MEDICINES Always bring about the desired effect. To be correct, medicines must be properly preserved and after. We have the necessary knowledge to make our medicines correct and keep them so. We never dispence a medicine that is cor rect and finished. This feature of our store ought to be n i nducement for your medicine trade. Inst Re- ntiago. KENDRICK & CO., Pharmacists. 205 N. Main Street. Opposite Depots. British Steamer Caught Trying to Aid Spaniards-Reward for the Head of Insurgent Leader-Miserable Condition of Snanish Fleet Reported. 1 JL Fleet in Poor Condition. I Whole Fleet in Santiago. Edward 1). Blackwell of Montpolier, who disappeared nearly two years ago returned to that city Saturday evening from Hurlinrton. where he had been s'opping a few days at tho Van Ness IIOUSC ... . imM-4 ' Tho latter part of, last week Mr. Rbiekwell wrote James C. Ilouzhton riee nrpsidfiiit, of the National Life In anrnni.p 7i. iiskinir him to see his family aud see if he would be welcomed at his iinmn. Mr. llmio-hton did as requested and on Saturday afternoon weut to Bur lington and returned to luonipeiier hi midnight with Blackwell. llesavs that when he came to his senses he was aboard a steamer bound for South America. He went to Panama and then up the Pacific coast to San Francisco and later to Oregon. Said he stopped in San Francisco some time. He came from Kew lork city to ur liugton, and also stopped in Newark, N. J. for a short time, lie is now go ing to stay with his family in Montpo lier. Mr." Blackwell was manager of tne Consolidated Lighting Co. when he disappeared. This information practically corobcr ates the statement of Frank llunton of this city, w ho stated a few days ago that he saw him in San Francisco in the spring of 1897. Nem York, May 30 The British steamer Langhton under Captain Hodg son arrived today from Curacoa and confirms the report that the Spanish fleet was there for coal. The Captain brought photographs of the vessels at anchor. He says they stood high out of tho water owing to lack of coal. Their bottoms were Ipul and covered T'tlUttHgi 'ffffltHVf-"M1'' sailors jvereJln great uecd of food and are short allow, ance. The ships are in no condition for speed. Deserter Caught. Kr.v West. May 80. The cook of the gunboat Hawk, a native of deserted his boat three days was arrested on shore today. air Moi.E, St. Nicholas, May 30 A de snatch from nn Associated Press cor respondent who accompanies Schley's fleet dated Sunday says that Schley positively has the Spaniards bottled up in Santiago. lie has seen the Chris tobal Colon, the Marie Theresa, and two torpedo boats inside. He believes the whole fleet is there. Sunday morn ing Schley said : '"I have got them and they will never get home." For The Head of The Chief. lbiMi Koxii, May 150. Dewey has enpUircd the Spanish gunboat Leyti as lit whs irviiir to carry despatches into Manila, i T1 "; s.mniurds offer $25000 for the head of the insurgent chief, Agui- nalio. He Orders to The Ninth. Soruu FliAMiNotiAM Mass. May 30. Orders have just been received for the ninth regiment to leave Camp at 4 o'clock Tuesday afternoon via Boston and Albany, West Shore, Baltimore and Ohio to Dunloring Va. We Are on Guard For your interests as well as "ur own. It means business for us. Every n,l Mi i Id needs a new suit lor siring, and we carry the host lmo in the fliu- at the lowest priees. Wo have just received a fine line of Men's, Boys' and Children's Clothing Which we will sell cheaper than any stove in Barre or vicinity ever sulil them. We will oiler for the next 10 days 100 boys' si. its with sailor collars, si.es iVoni A to 15 years, at $1.00 a suit ; sold elsewecre for 82.00. Bring your boy along and get one at the ' Standard Clothing Co.'s Store' A PATRIOTIC SOCIAL TO BE GIVEN AT THE liAl'TIST Clll'ltCH THIS EVENING. A patriotic social will bo given at the , f.. ..i,,.,.l, this evening, May napusi m.s, ices of 30, at 8 o'ciock. i om. i ' . . the Senior and .lunioi . n. -A free will offering will be taken. pitotiUAM. 'l'raver forOnr Country Why suller with Corns when you can lime them removed without pain hy Mus. S. M. Yokk, 12 Kim St. We. hill-,, n f,-.,ul, . ent of Fire works of all iicserintions. Will sell at whiilesale mnl ivlnil I'nvette. Meildel- 'Double Qimrtet 2- Prnver. . . 3. "To thee, O Country,' , -uo'' .. .iirl.-l1i!r." Maraie ISench B ..TlicieValtcautituIFlnfrTnoAQunitet ' Misses Moore mid t'olhurn and Messrs. Fuller mid Perry. . ... Solo . "li d (iiory, i" 'V V- Willie Inylis. i. mi Jimiorn 7 Flag Drill. 8. .noretl,e.le,M.er,(imirtct Mr. Fuller and Mare Qinirtet,. . . . n 1 .'Tentinsouthe t)M Lamp uru..... m k -... 1 rio 8olo, (selected) itemihU "TheWhWllntiinent,' MissAooej. t. , ,r Wale Quartet Sclectioir, , "t'nele Sam, the imkec," o liernie Lewis. Memorial Pny," ..,, rn ' Misses Moore mid ( olliiirii. "Ainerieii." From Chickamauga a coi.i-il to the Burlington Free Press from Chickamauga this morning says that there is a scarcely of provis ions for our boys at tho front and in ro gard to the matter says as follows : Rations are very poor. No potatoes and only one issue of fresh meat. Some of the men are growing desperate by homesickness ami iliseourageu over ua- eon, hard bread and beans, meal alter meal. There is no denying that many o-o hungry because tho food is of such poor quality and so poorly prepared. Ono company got one. s.piare meal by capturing a ra.or back hog. Tho gen eral issue of the government rations is deplorable. The bread rations are ex pected to begin to-morrow and will help 1 Col. Clark is in command of tho bri oade and Lieut. Col. Minims commands tho regiment. The scarcity of food is not all due 10 the execution of orders of the quarter master. He cannot issue wnat ne noes The scarcely of any drmKing water not dangerous to Jiealtn, nas iei me companies to follow tho example of other re-nnients and establish a regimental canteen, where lemonade, aponii.uiB o ino-er ale anil beer arc sold ai cerium hours. The canteen is under the con trol of the committee of captains. They allow no treating and only two drinks at an opening per man, and not for any other purpose than that of health. The booth is in charge of Lieut. Tilden, of Noilhlield. Confessed to Murder. fiuTimiE, Okla., May 30. A United Slates Marshal has captured a Seminole Indian by the name of Kines Harrison who confessed to the murder o Mrs, Laeid for whose death two Indians were burned at the stake by a white mob last year. There are 200 men under indict ment for their burning. ;ign Reciprocity. reel Eclipse Automatic COASTER and BRAKE Is the Greatest Improvement in 98 WHEELS. ECLIPSE BICYCLES Stand the Test. G. J. REYNOLDS & SON, HARDWARE, BARKE, VERMONT We are Agents for the v. y Victor bicycle. . Gates, Austin & Co. Gents Furnishings, Books and Stationery. 20N. MAIN" STREET. BARRE, TT. Wasiiinhtox. May M. Fiance and the United States have signed the proclty trade, agreement. FOR SALE. I will sell nt a Harsrain a l.cntlier Tc l'lme. ton Hiii&v. Any one wishinic to k this Urn.".'- should cull nt Heoi -i'c l.iinK's Paint Shop.' I also will sell tit a bargain one (food eitrlit-veiir-oM horse, his weight 1200. For particulars mid price address C. X. SL'OTT, AVilliiimstown, Vt. Invasion Coming Soon. Washington, May !10. There ap pears to be no reason now why the mili tary invasion of Cuba should not begin as soon as a sufficient number of troops can be equipped for camp. Deep gratification was fel: all along the line last night when Secretary Long received a message from Schley that removed all doubt f the Ques tion as to the location of Cervera. Commodore Schley said ho had sighted the Spanish licet in Santiago harbor, from which the department construed the meaning that Schley, from the out side of the harbor had seen the Span ish floot yesterday. The, Comnionodor oxpecls and be lieves that tho whole of Cervera 's licet is inside, and only wailing for Ihe action of the guard outside to make Ihe first move. COMBINATION Cash Store Ask for Trading Stamp With every Cash purchase that you ivake with us. If the use of them has not heen explained to you call and we will g'aiHy do so. We have just received a new line of Jains in five pound pails and Jellies ot all kinds that we can fully guarantee. Do not forget our Telephone Call, No. 128-4. Yours, Stylish Looking and Always in Style the FUR COLLAR- ETTS. It is sll'ct economy to buy one. Thrown Loosely "round the shoulders, just enough for a pleasant day. Looped together in front sullicient for a cool day. Collar Turned Up, the prop er tlting for Klondike weather. Practical at all times and to be found in a variety of different fur, from 10. n. 12. 12. U. 15. Hi. BIDS FOR BARRE CITY HALL. Plans mid specifications for bids for a new ( it.v Hall at Harre, Vt., will ue. on cxaioiiion tit the "Ince ol . Liirriri , i ii lii'cilvof Harre, Vermont, and in the olllcc of George (). Adams, architect, at ;'"vreiice, Muss., Oil llllll ttlW-T u "' """-. y , -Contractors desiring to bid must file the J hid s in vrithi!? with the city clerk .it the lity of iiiirre, Vermont, oa or before six o'clock, p. m.?Jiine 27, 1808. The City reserves the riMX0o? narre, Vermont, this osth day of M'V. ni)KW,Nt MayoP. DeWitt's Colic & Cholera Cure. . tlnt. flitick rolt, af to u.e. Steamer Escaped Bancroft. Kky Wkst, May 30. Tho prize ... I i .. steamer l'aiiania was sent, norm io dav to be sold. Tho unknown steamer chased by tho Bancroft Tliursda) es caped. It is believed she was a Brit ish ship. British Steamer Taken. Kky Wkst, May 30. The British steamer Itcstormel was brought ltcre this morning under her own steam in charge of the prize crew. She was captured by the St. l'aul while trying to enter Sanliago with coal for the Spaniards. 3.75 Up AT T1110 esser & Burnham. 16 Depot Square, The Best Grocers. UNDERTAKER and FUNERAL DIRECTOR, W. K. WHEATLEY, 02 Xo. Main Street, - - Barre, Vermont. All Orders will Receive My Personal Attention. . . i . . t i m Night Calls will be Promptly AUenueu 10 . Telephone call at Residence 1 41-0. At office 26-3 Who's Got Wheels? t F.W.Nichols has a line of Q" .Je tho most com DlCyCI6Sj plete. of any in the city, and he will sell them at any price you want. Prices ranging from $20 to $125. A largo uuinbcr of second hand wheels alinoust given away, in the Basement of the Nichols Block. Come and see me. OSTEOPATHY 111 Vermont. DR. E. E. BEEMAN, Osteopathist, Graduate of American School ot Osteopathy, Kirks ville, Mo. Montpelier, Vermont. OKKICK IIOUHS. Combination Cash Store, BARRE VERHONT. CASTOR I A For Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bought 8 a. in., to 12 m. 1 p. m. to 1 Ollice (51 State St. m. Boars tho Signature of SIBLEY'S Mea Market NO. BARRE. Full line of Meats, Veg etables and Canned Goods. Specialty ofj Fork Products. WILLIAMS COLLECTION AGENCY, JACK MAN BLOCK, Barre, Vt, Debts Collected, WH AUK THE COLLKCTOKS WHO COUJiCT Oil KNOW THE REASON WHY. No charge in Advance. No Membership Fee. shon A: t o. ' . uri mi .iimiriH iHHffflTWff" ""I " 11 i..;jiii....iiimiiii.ii " . . . v , ,. , y ,v tner Txz?