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THE VERMONT PHCENIX, BRATTLEBORO, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 25, 1890
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tin was n plain man, of fair education,
quiet manners, born and lived )n tlio same,
town, and died tbero at the age of 03 years.
Ills sickness was comparatively short,
though for more than a week his death
was expected. No extraordinary demon
stration took place at his funeral. A few
pious persons, members of the same com
munion with himself, assembled with those
who were employed In the same business
establishment, his relatives and immediate
family. The minister spoke well of him,
and administered tho usual coasoUtlou to
A few weeks afterward men began to
say many things about this man. The
pastor observed that he missed Hrother
Thornton very much in the prayer-meet
ing. It had occurred to him that he was
always there; that he was always In the
spirit of prayer; that his countenance ex
pressed his reverent emotions. Tho pas
tor further said that when he spoke he
found an involuntary tendency to turn to
ward the spot where this brother u-ually sat,
; and a sense of disappointment and waul of
respofc" were felt when he beheld vacancy
or a stronger there. He recalled the fact
Hhat though he never said much and did
not pray In every meeting, what he did say
was canaia, penitent, ana helpful, and his
prayers were sincere, brief and spiritual.
The superintendent of the Sunday school
complained of the creat difficulty he had in
finding a man to take his place as libra
rian, tveryinmc tint cone so sysieuiau
cally that there had not been a word said
about it, but there had been no trouble in
that library for five years; never a minute's
delay in the school on account or distribut
ing the books: the old books had been re-
covered, new books procured, and moneys
raised in a quiet way from lime to time;
but now everything seemed to be in confu
sion. They had tried one or two others,
but tucy cither neglected it or had no sys
One evening, In the official board of the
church, a brother who had a very slight
acquaintance witn .tne deceased said:
"Iteally, friends, I miss Brother Thornton
very much; I cannot think of anything he
ever did, out lie was alwavs here, and when
he did speak it seemed to straighten things
out and pusn tnem ricut alone"
In the business where he was employed
he had charge of a department. Ills em
ployer, In about six months, wrote to Mrs
Thornton, saying that his conscience
troubled him. lie had so much trouble
with that department since her husband
died that he found he had had a far more
valuable man than he supposed, and felt
that he had not paid him enough, and
therefore begged to inclose her a check for
About, a montn alter tnat two young
men called to return six or seven books
which Mr. Thornton had loaned them,
and for which they expressed great thanks,
the elder saying that one of the books had
been tbe means of his becoming a Chris
tlan. It further transpired that this same
plain man had started the benevolent so
ciety of that place; that is, he had sug-.
gesiea 10 tne man who came torward, did
the work, and received all the glory, the
propriety of having such a society, and
drew up a plan of constitution and by-laws.
Though this quiet and unpretending man
has been dead two years, people who never
said a word to him of praise or concratula
tion are talking to this day about "the
great void" that Brother Thornton's death
caused. It is especially remembered that
though he made no pretence to singing, if
irom any cause itiose wno led tbe singing
were absent, Brother Thornton could and
did in an humble way raise a tune, and at
the Sunday school picnics "ho. seemed to be
anpDtrusiveiy everywhere. It was he who
rescued a little boy from drowning, he who
stopped a uorse tnat was running away.
and he who gave more hours than any one
eise to me arrangements.
We have not told the reader where
Brother Thornton lived or died. The case
is a real one. Look about you. Brother
Thornton may be a member of your church,
even in your employ. You may fall to rec-
011 an r.r VV.UYLV. ins sterna: virtues wuue lavisu nc
neral" in Jour admiration, gifts, and promotions up-
n neu ther. on some uatterer or schemer, or merely su
r quarnntlnl perficial worker of ingratiating manners.
ouudinss, ' while Brother Thornton is under-mid or
passeu wiinoui special recognition. OViris
The Little Prig of huudny- School Lit
We first introduced Into the literature of
the Sunday school the offensively pious
time jnnsiian wuo makes ner father and
mother, her uncles and aunts, even her
venerable grandparents, the subjects of
her spiritual ministrations. We first taught
her to confront, Bible in hand, the harm
less adults who had given her birth, and to
annihilate their feeble argument with de
nunciatory texts. We first surrounded her
with the persecutions of the worldly
wiuueu, mat uer virtues migut shine more
glaringly in the gloom, and disquisitions
on uuiy oe never out ot place. Daisy, in
"Melbourne House," is an example of a
perniciously good child who has the con
version of her family on her hands, and is
wen aware ot the dignity of her position.
Her trials and triumphs, hir tears and
prayers, her suffering" and rewards, fill
two portly volumes und have doubtless in
spired many a joang reader to set imme
diately about the correction of her parents'
faults. . . . Nothing is more unwhole
somn than dejection, nothing more perni
cious for any of us than to fix our consid
eration steadfastly upon the seamy side of
life. Crippled lads, consumptive mothers,
angelic little girls with spinal complaint.
Infidel fathers, lingering death-beds, fam
ished families, innocent convicts, persecut
ed school boys, and friendless children
wrongfully accused of theft have held their
own mournfully for many years. It is
time we admitted, even Into religious fic
tion, some of tbe couscious joys of a not
altogether miserable world. Agnes Iiep
plier, in Berliner's Magazine.
r. Hansen, the Arctic Explorer.
From his childhood Dr. Hansen has
been an athlete, a hunter, and au expert
skiboler, or snowshoe traveller. He is
more than C feet tall, with muscles like
iron, and the medals be won made him
known long ago as a champion of sport in
Norway. These qualities, with the cour
age and endurance they imply, besides
skill in kayak and ski travel, and ability
to live as the Esquimaux do, have had no
small part in making bis success. He has
the grip of a giant, as a misguided pick
pocket learned to bis sorrow when he toyed
rjetidd just arrived In London to tell the
.eograpuers mere aooui his polar project.
He saw a great crowd at Buckingham pal
ace, and pushed to the front rank just as
the Princess of Wales arrived to holrt a
drawing room. As he waved his hat with
the crowd he felt a twitch at his chain, and
grasped the wrist of the too familiar per
son. He cheered and waved until eqthu
slasra subsided, meanwhile holding an um
brella firmly under the arm to which the
thief was attached, and then handed his
prisoner over to a policeman. Nansen said
, he merely held the man tightly, but the
fellow was howling with pain, and de
clared he would rather go to prison than
have his bones crushed. December ie
Clure's. No need to suffer with rheumatism. lnmh.
neuralgia, cramps or colic, Dr. 1homa's El
trio OH cures all such troubles, and does It quick- j
Tlio Help Tlint Frilled.
K.lucntloii Weighed In the nnlnnce and
I have always been rather proud of my
profession, but once for about fivo minutes
1 was made to feel llko a lily fingered
dilettante and cumbercr of the soli.
1 was traveling along a lonely road in
Louisiana that ran along tho levee of tho
Mississippi river, when I came upon a
shack boat moored close to shore to a pile
of drift wood. Oa the bank near tho
shack stood a "native" of a most pro
nounced and hopeless type, who was hotly
arguing some question with a boy about 17
years nf age.
I stopped for a drink of water, and after
I had been supplied tbe old man looked
closely at my clothes, watch chain and
horse, and then said:
"B'ar me out, ef ye kin, stranger, In
what I tells this dlsgraccless boy. I says
he ought to go to school and l'arn, an' he
says he's goin' fishtn'; which on us is
"You are right, of course," I said. "No
one can succeed properly In life without
some education. He should go to school
by all means."
"Listen to that," said tho old man, tri
umphantly. "Listen to that, you wild,
trifiin' swamp fox; you roamln', splash
In' alligator! The stranger b'ars me out,
an' speaks fur school, an' he knows. Look
what book larnln' has done fur him I
Stranger, kin you read?"
"An' write and figger?"
"An did yer know that GIneral Jack
son fit tho Britishers a hundred an' fifty
years ago along on ther old Misslsslp', an'
"I have read about the battle of New
"Look a thar! You young marsh rat.
Look what schools will do fur you ! Ef
you don't l'arn, you'll grow up trlfln' an' no
count. You'll al'us be pore an' trashy an'
shiftless. Drap them Ushln' lines an' git
fur the schoolhouse, or I'll cut yer to
The old man shook a long willow switch
he held in bis hand, but the boy stood still,
gaztng stolidly across tbe river, chewing a
piece of twig. The old man . appeared
anxious to carry his point by argument, If
"Obleege me by relatln' what book larn-
in' has done fur ye, stranger," he said.
"You've got a sugar plantation, ain't ye?"
"No, I don't own a sugar plantation."
" en, yer got a boat, atn't ye?"
"I have no boat."
The old man began to look anxious.
"Well, shorely, yer got a rice swamp an'
some houn' dogs, then."
"I don't own anything of the kind."
"Lemmo see," said the old man, "ef I
correctly understands ye. Ye kin read an'
write an' figger, an' ye knows ail about the
battle Ulueral Jackson tit agin the Brit
ishers, besides, maybe, other larnln' not
stated. Them, as we might say, is about
yer correct assets, ain't they, stranger?"
"That's about right," I said.
"An' how does yer make a llvln'?"
"I write for the papers."
Then, as we might say, yer liabilities Is
that yer don't own no sugar plantation,
nor no boat, nor no rice swamp, nor houn'
dogs, an' yer writes little pieces what's
printed in tbe papers. Is that about
The old man sighed deeply and dropped
his switch on the ground.
"Ther bait's on the shelf behind ther
doorwhar I put It," he said to the boy
"I reckon ye might as well go on a-fishln'."
Detroit Free Press,
Another most important change was
passing In me at about this time: the sud
den development of social aptitudes hither
to dormant, as an overgrown boy for I
was six feet tall at fourteen I had ex
perienced all the agonies of bashfulness in
the society of the other sex, though great
ly attracted to It. 1 find It dilllcult to
convince my associates of later years that
I then habitually sat mute while others
chattered. A word or two of remonstrance
from my mother had in a single day cor
rected this, during my senior year, so far
as the family table was concerned: and
this emboldened me to try the experiment
on a wider field. I said to myself, think
ing of other young men who made them
selves quite agreeable, "These youths are
not your superiors, perhaps, in the recitation-room
or on the playground, hardly
your equals; why not cope with them
elsewhere?" Thus Influenced, I conquered
myself in a single evening and lost my
shyness forever. The process was unique,
so far as I know, and I have often recom
mended it to shy young men. Being in
vited to a small party, I considered before
hand what young ladies would probably be
there. With eacli one I had, of course,
something in common kinship, or neigh
borhood, or favorite pursuit. This would
do, I reasoned, for a starting point; so I
put down on a small sheet of paper what
I would say to each, if I happened to be
near her. It worked like a charm; I
found myself chatting away, the whole
evening, and heard the next day that every
body was surprised at the transformation.
I have to this day the little bit of magic pa
per, on which I afterwards underscored,
before sleeping, the points actually used.
Col. T. IV. Jllgginson in the January
Moody 011 Prayer anil lelt Paying.
"That there must be a confession before
we can pray as we should. We must
have peace with God or prayer will be
cold, lifeless and dead. Without confes
sion your prayer will go no higher than
tbe top of your head. I do not fear the
infidels who go up and down tbe country
speaking and lecturing half as much as I
do the cold formalism which has come into
tbe life of the church. The flower in that
woman's hat is a beautiful thing, but it is
not a rose. We speak of beautiful prayers.
They may be so in language. They are
not in spirit. What Is killing our church
prayer meetings Is that men pray there
who have no business to pray. Get your
life right first before you come before God
In prayer. 'Hallelujah' and 'Praise God'
is all right, but I do not want to hear It
from anyone who does not pay his debts.
If you owe a man $5 and are keeping him
out of It, go and pay it to blm, if you have
to live on bread and water to do it. Don't
sneak around and dodge blm. God bates
a fraud and a sham. A prayer of a gifted
man whose life Is not right is like a rock
ing horse beautiful in motion but it
makes no progress."
Campanlnl. tbe noted tenor, who died
recently In Italy, was tbe son of a black
smith, and was also bandy at tbe forge be
fore he learned to sing. He became tbe
most popular tenor of this generation, and
is said to have earned nearly si,uuu,uou
with his voice, but h" died In poverty.
Dobbins' Floating-Borax Soap costs more to
make than any other floating-soap made, but the
consumers have to pay no more tor It. It la luO
per cent pure and made of Borax. You know
wnai mat means, uruer 01 your grocer.
Thousand! are suffering excruciating miner?
from tht plague of the night. Itching files, and
say nothing about It through a sense of delicacy.
All such will find an instant relief In the use of
Doan's Ointment,' It never falls.
PromDt relief In sick beadache.dlzzlneas .nausea.
constipation, pain la side, guaranteed to those
using Carters Little Liver fills, One a dose.
Small price, email dose.
GIRLS IN STORES,
offices, or factories, nro peculiarly
liable to female diseases, cspccinlly
those who nro constantly on their feet.
Often they nro unttblo to perform their
duties, their suffering- Is so intense.
when the first
themselves, such as
bucltaehe, pains in
Lynn, Mnss., stating symptoms; she
Till tell them exactly what to do, and
m the meantime they will find, prompt
relief in Lydia E. l'iulthum's Vegetable
Compound, which can bo obtained
from any druggist.
" My Peak Mns. Pinkiiam : I nra so
grateful to you for what your Corn
pound hiiRdone forme. I'orfouryears
I suffered such pains from ovarian
trouble, wli'eh caused dreadful weak
ness of the limbs, tenderness and burn
ing' pain in the groins, pain when
st muling or walking, and increased
pain during menstruation, headache
and leucorrluoa. I weighed only 93
pounds, and was advised to use your
Vegetable Compound, which I did. I
felt the benefit before I had taken all
of one bottle. I continued using it,
nnd it has entirely cured me. I havo
not been troubled with leucorrhoea for
months, and now 1 weigh 115 pounds."
Lti.1.11: llAitTMt.N, I 'lushing', Genesee
Co.. Mich'::an. Box 09.
The White Houir Poitofllcr.
During the first six months of the new
administration an average of 1500 letters
a day will be delivered at tbe White House.
From the necessity of examining this Im
mense mass of correspondence Maj. Mc
Klnley will be almost wholly relieved by
his office staff. His private secretary will
go over tbe letters and separate those
which, judging from a glance at the envel
opes, seem to be of Importance. The bal
ance, comprising the bulk of them, he will
send to the executive clerk. Those select
ed he will read, reserving a few for the
President's eye. The executive clerk will
read the other letters, dictating a courte
ous reply to each one. Among them will
be found not a few communications from
obvious lunatics, and these will be commit
ted quietly to the waste basket. An ex
ception Is made in the cass of any missive
conveying serious threats against the Pres
ident, Such a letter is put on the so-called
"crank file" and, If considered suffi
ciently notable a word on the subject may
be transmitted to the secret service.
Tens of thousands of people who will sit
down and write to Maj. McKinley soon
after his Inauguration would save them
selves trouble If they could realize the fact
that their letters have no chance whatever
of reaching the President. It, is of no use
to write "personal" and "private" on the
envelopes; they will meet the same fate In
any event. If they contain applications
for office they will be sent to the depart
ments under which the places demanded
belong. There they will be filed away so
carefully that nothing more will ever be
beard of them.
Mrs. McKinley likewise will be the In
tended recipient of multitudinous scrawls
on every imaginable topic. Women will
appeal to her for sympathy in their various
distresses, and occasionally she will be
called upon to adjust lover's quarrel.
But fortunately for her, inasmuch as she
Is an invalid she will know nothing
about these things. The letters mailed to
her will go through the same mill, and
courteous replies win be made by the exec
utive clerk to those deserving an answer.
An Instance of a horse's sagacity was
seen recently on the streets. It was a cold,
raw day, and tho wind was bltlug. An old
gray horse, hitched to a milk wagon, was
uie Rraieti opening o: a sewer. Meam was
Issuing from it, and tbe stone paving blocks
around It were dry, while the rest of the
street was sloppy and cold. The horse
went up to the opening and held his bead
and shoulders over it, now and then turn
ing irom side to side as If to get thoroughly
warm. In a few moments the driver came
up and led the horse across the street,
while he went Into a house tode ivcr milk.
As soon as he got Inside the door the horse
again walked over to the steam and got an
other warming before bis driver returned.
A ew 3 or Times.
During the fiscal year iust ended the ex
ported products of American farms aggre
gated $570,000,000, an increase of $17,
000,000 over the preceding year. In spite
of this, there was a falling off in the per
centage of agricultural products exported,
but this was due to the unprecedented sale
abroad of American manufactured goods.
The principal market for American pro
ducts Is found in Great Britain and her
can't see it all
Cod-liver oil is something more thau a fat. Its peculiar
action depends on a number of substances, among which
might be mentioned iodiue and phosphorus. There can be
no substitute for cod-liver oil, because there is no other oil
known which has in natural combination wiO ' such a
large number of valuable medicinal agents.
ot U)d-liyer Oil, with the hypophosphites contains the whole
oil, with its natural properties, and in a thoroughly emulsified
or digested condition. The hypophosphites increase the
appetite and impart strength to the nervous system. This
combination has marked curative properties in a number of
diseases of the skin and scalp, to which scrofulous persons
are peculiarly liable. Such diseases as chronic eczema, ring
worm, and other skin affections, are often quickly cured by
the constitutional effects following the use of Scott's Emulsion.
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A Itlral of the Trolley.
If three months of continuous and suc
cessful usage may be accepted as evidence
of practicability, the utility of the new
compressed air-motors for street-car propul
sion may I 0 definitely accepted. From an
illustrated article In Harper's Weekly It is
learned that the experimental stage of the
Invention Is now passing on the 125th
street surface line In New York, where two
cars have been running two months with
out any visible meam of propulsion. They
pass along the street with almost no notsc,
moving smoothly and stopping or starting
with neither Jerk nor jar, In striking con
trast to the moods of the electric cars.
Thus far they have carried some 75,000
passengers without any accident whatever.
The power by which they are run is com
pressed air, a force which has been gain
ing ground for mechanical purposes dur
ing the last 15 years until it bids fair to be
come a successful rival to tho electric mo
tor. The vast number of uses to which It
Is even now put will astonish tho uniniti
ated. Not only Is It the power which op
erates the brakes on our steam trains, but
it Is utilized for drilling, for gun-firing, for
ship-steering, In fact for propelling all
sorts of machines of which steam was
formerly the motive power.
The cars now In operation In New York
are Identical In appearance, Inside and out,
with those used on cable and trolley-roads.
The motive apparatus Is entirely bidden
from view. It is located beneath the seats
and the body of the car, as in the case of
the electric motor, and is controlled by a
mechanism that outwardly does not differ
from that for the control of the trolley. As
the car starts, there Is some slight hissing
noise, and that is all. The ease with which
It Is started and stopped does away With
the exasperating jcrklness of the cable and
trolley-car, and, aside from this, the system
seems much safer, from the quickness with
which the car may be brought to a stand
still. It Is the cheapest of all systems in point
of first cost, requiring neither overhead nor
subterranean construction, and being capa
ble of Introduction on any track without
the slightest change In tho roadbed. Each
car has In Itself its own motive power, and,
therefore, no accident at a motor-house
miles away can cause the slightest delay.
Electrical storms are of no effect, and, un
like either steam, trolley or cable, the en
tire energy of the motor Is converted with
out waste Into propelling power. Other
lines are now in process of construction In
Prof. Dusenberry of the University of
Texas, is so completely absorbed In his
profession that he is becoming mote and
more absent-minded every day. lie re
marked to une of the students:
"Something very stupid happened to me
the other morning. I believe I am becom
ing a little absent-minded."
"What is it?"
"You see I wanted to take my wife out
in a buggy and give her some fresh air,
and, when I came to think over It, I re
member that I had never had a wife."
Ilniv Mir Knelt.
"What are the Dark Ages?" asked tbe
governess at the morning lessons.
"That must have been before spectacles
were luvented," guessed May.
"Oh, no!" Interrupted CVdrlc; "I know
why they were called the Dirk Ages. Be
cause there were more knights then. Har
per's Hound Table.
"Doctor, why Is It that people are gen
erally so much more pleased with boy bi
bles than lth girls!" "Nothing simpler,
madam. A boy baby never comes amiss."
Office boy: Please, sir, I've a complaint
to make. The bookkeeper kicked me, sir;
1 oon 1 want no bookkeeper to kick me.
Boss: Of course he kicked you. You
don't expect me to attend to everything.
do you? I can't look after every little de
tail in the business myself. Xew York
Where the calamity falls "Docs your
husband suffer from asthma, Mrs. Widdle
by?" "Well, he has It, but he makes the rest
of us do the suffering." Chicago llecord.
Our idea of something awful would be
to become a great musician with lone hair.
J and then gel bald. .UcAfson Globe.
lth pride in her every look a Fossil,
ur , woman, who had shot a coyote which
her husbiud had missed, after discovering
It trying to steal his turkeys, carried the
"I feel fearfullr stale this morning." I ihould
ininic you would ir ynu have coughed all night,
llegin on Adamson'i Infante CViii'h natum fn.
day and to-night you will Uyp like a tired baby.
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' to the geitle action and mild effects of Carter's
Mine Liver run. ir you try tnem, they will cer
tainly please you.
Dr. Viood s Norway Pine Syrup In pleasant to
take, positively harmleos to the most delicate
constitution, and absolutely sure to cure tbe most
obstinate cough or cold. A household boon.
Women wlih pale, colorless faces, who feel
weak and discouraged, will receive both mental
and Ixidlly Tfgor by using Carter's Iron fills,
which are made for the blood, nerves and com
plexion. Constitution Is the cause of all sort of serious
disorders of the blood. Strong cathartics are
worse than uselesa. Burdock Ulood Bitters Is
nature's own remedy for troubles of this sort.
It It economy to save a few cents buying a
cheap soap or ttrong washing powder, and lose
dollars in ruined, rotted clothes? If not, use Dob
bins' Electric Bosn, whim as snow, and as puie.
Ask your grocer for It,
Wooden ware, a well hi
rrm, itnraennnu uwii -
wlintetale and retail
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$ 26 Gold Watches
Gash and Prizes glten each month
Total given during 12 mos. 1897, $40,800.00 WRAPPERS
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Address. IIOSTIIX Tit ANPItl IT fit
Sil Washington Street, Boston, Mass.
j CXACT COPYOF WRAPPER.
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f. nrr month dariul-W7 In e&ch of tbo 4 district
THO TOP rOKTlOH
Tne 1 ixiinpeiivor woo itouib m
Lara-rut Number oleoapons from
tbe district In which he or sue resides
will nomas uu nasii.
The A Competitors wbo send In tbs
Next I.arest, Numbers) el eon
pons from tbs district in wnlch tber
reside will Kacll receive t winner's
option a jsdr's orgentleman 1'lerce,
Hpeclnl bicycle, price
Th. lib fVimnetitoraw
oseod In tbe
Next I.n.ret Numbers o( eonpons from tbsdis-
art. In rhln Iha. M.Ma will IFtirtl l-ftC..lV
r, t Inn I ,1 w ' ,. r ...tl.min 'a Hold Watch. Dries S2&.
n L.r restas win i srn ibmhom-iu.. -
S. The Competitions will Close tbs Last liar of
Earn Month during: 1"97. Omipons recelred toolale
lor one month's competition will be put Into tbe neiu
3. Competitor wbo obtain wrappers from unsold
soap In dealer's stock wlllbs dlsquJwl. Employees
of Lever Brothers, Ltd., nd their families, sre de
barred from competing. ......
4 . A printed Ust ot Winners In Competitor's district
will bs forwarded t o Competitors In shout S I dajs aJter
each competition closes. , ,L
O. Lever Brothers. Ltd, will endesvor to sward the
E riles fairly to the tmt of their sblllty and Jods-ment,
ut It Is understood thst all wbo compete aj-ree to ac
cept ths sward of Lever brothers, Ltd., ss final.
LUTE II mtOS., Ltd.. New YorU.
IS ON THE
OutcrU li tit to la ost-tka bottlei cslr. It
If not soli la balk. Don't aUtrtr nycae to tell
jon asytlhg else) oa the plea or promise tist It
Is "Jcrt u good" and "U1 annrer every ptr
pote." XT Bee tint yoa gtt 0-A-S-T-O-E-I-A.
itslls yZT ST7? . sf liea
- ' vn;;ir.
Our Native Herbs
THE GREAT BLOOD PURIFIER
Ane Liver Regulator ; 200 tlars' treat
ment for $1. Is composed of Herbs,
Rarks and Itoots, and will positively
euro all diseases arising from impnre
blood, such as Itlieumalisiii, Kidney
Disorder, Liver Complaint, Sick and
Xerrous Headache, Neuralgia, Fever
and Ague, Scrofula, Female Com
plaints, Erysipelas, Files, Xervous
Affections and Catarrh.
Each box of "Our Native Hertm" contains a
printed cuarantee to cure all of the above dis
ease or the money ill be refunded.
The Alonzo 0. Bliss Co., Propri
etors, Washington, I). C.
Itarlnf; taken the arencj- to sell "Our Native
Herbs" In this count-. 1 shall jirocwd to canvas
the county as fat as possible. Have now sold
over 1000 boxes which are (slvlns (rood satisfaction
It Is tbe poor man's ra-dlclne. Nature's rente
diea can be had in a and 50 cent packages, or 'J00
day.' treatment for $1.
P. P. FLETCH E, 50 Elliot Street,
General Agent for Windham County.
WAn spent wanted In every town.
SOFAS, Lounires, Easy Chairs, etc upholstered
and repaired. Old hair tnattreeea clransed
and renovated, good as new. Window curtains
put up and old furniture repaired and Tarnished.
Your orders will receive rompt attention.
FOB SALE One barber's c-ip case, fifty
cups, 1 chamber earth closet, 1 gasolene ooofc
stove, 1 Invalid recllnwj: chair, 1 lounge. 1 bed
36 O. B KIBWAN, South Msln Street.
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CHARLES A. DANA, Editor.
The AmericanlConstitution, tho Amer
ican Idea, the American Spirit. These
first, last and all the time, forever.
Dally, by Mall, $u a Year
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Price, 5 Cents a Copr.
Hy Mall, $2 a Year.
Address, THE BUIV, JVew York.
Flat Street Bowling Alley.
IN W. II Minor's building, is now open. It i
well fitted up, and patronage Is solicited.
9. M. H. WORCESTER.
! Coal and wood parlor ttoveii at tba
following prices 81. 5, S5..M, $8.
Id 50, $7, $9, $9, flu, 112, $13, $20,
, $25. $30, f . Every store war-
Hard Times Prices.
No. 8 copper boiler, $1.75; 11, 14, and
17 quart dlsb pans at 13, 15 and 20
cents each; H. 1 nnd Itf quart basins
at 3 cents each; 2 and 3 quart basins
at 5 cents each; mop sticks 1" cents
eac. Call and look over my stock
before purchasing elsewhere. I have
In stock today 101 stoves that for
style, quality and prices are un
equalled In this section of the country
63 Slain Street, Drattlcboro, Vt.
Known as furnishing some of the brat stock on
tbe market. Light stock, splits smoothly and
works well In every ay.
I ain prepared to furnish granite from tbe
uarr) fcr any purpose want!; in tbi- rough to
dealers In any dimensions or finished for monu
mental, buildingor strwt work.
Prices moderate. Corn-spondenee for rupplie
for any purpose solicited.
Works at the quarry. Address ft Chase street
DAVID J. BAILEY.
TATi; OK VEUMIIST, Marlboro. SS.
O Uy the Pioba e Court for Said District.
To all persons Interested in tbe estate of
GEORGES DOWLEV, late of Brattleooro. de
Whereas James M. Tyler, executor, has pre
sented to this court an Instrument purporting to
be the lat wl.l of said deceased, for probate:
You are hereby notified thit this court will decide
upon tbe probata of said instrument at tbe session
thereof to be held at tbe Probate office In Hrattle
boro. In said district, on the -JCth dar of Decem
ber, A D., lbOf , when and v. here you may appear
and contest tbe same. If you s-e cause. f0
A F SCHWESK. Register.
TAT 12 OK VKItMOXT Marlboro, SS.
O By the Probata Court for said district.
To all p-rsons Interested In the ertate of ALICE
LANGDEN of Wilmington In said district
vou are hereby notified that this court will de
cide upon the allowance of the account of Hosea
Mann itd L. K. I'ettee, administrators upon the
estate of Lucy Patch, de -eased, formerly co-trus-U-e
with said Hosea Mann, of Alice Langden. un
der tbe will of John Patch, late of Wilmington,
in ald district, deceased, at the session thereof
to be held at the Prolate oltlce In Brattleboro, in
said district, on the SKtb day of December, A. D.
1606. when and where you may be beard In tbe
premises. If you see cause. 51
A. F bCHWEXK. Register.
t ESTATE OF MARY JANE WILDER,
the undersigned having be-n appointed by tbe
Hon. Probate Court for the District of Marlboro
Commissioners, to receive, examine and adjust all
claims and demands of all persons against tne es
tate of Mary Jane Wilder, late of Wardsboro. In
said district, deceased, and all claims exhibited In
offset thereto, hereby give notice that we will
P'. fjr.,h5 P"rPo" aforesaid, at F. H. Dexter'a
ball in ardtboro. on the 2d day of January, and
the 6th day of March next, from 2 o'clock p. m
until 4 o'clock p u . each of said days, and that
sit months from theiKth day of Nor. A. D. 1890
is the time limited by said Court fcr said credi
tors to present their claims to us for examination
and aUowance. so
Dated at Wardsboro this tth day of December
A. D. ltdG.
F. H. DEXTER, I . ,
E. M FITTS f Commissioners.
the undersigned having been appointed by tbe
Honorable Probate Court for the bistr ct of Marl
boro Commissioners, to receive, examine and
adjust all claims aud demands of aU persona
against the estate of Ardella Ray. late-of rrnon,
n said district, deceased, and all claims eihibited
In offset, thereto, hereby give notice that we will
mej-t for the purpose aforesaid, at the residence
r.r T .V. ' ""."""T January, ana
th day of May. next, from 1 o'clock p. ., until
... wu vi uhi aays. ana mat six
months from the 16th day of December is the
f I fllM llntltMI hp call ... . . i, , , -
Present their claims to us for examination and
DW st Vernon, this 10th day of December,
J C.ALLEN, l . .
CHs J ACKSON, f Commissioners
.x. . Estate of Joseph jeffery.
,i e thesub!.crlters, Iwlngduly appointed by the
. C . , wi wist! ili oi Westmin
ster Cpmmi-sionrrs to receive, examine and ad
just all claims and demands of all persons against
said District, deceased, and abo all claims and
uemanas exuinited lu offset thereto; and six
, , ; ..uuaj ui rvruiu-r last, oeing
allowed bv said Court for that purpose, we d3
therefore hereby give notice, that we will attend
' . . " , oujiuiuiiueni, at tne
residence of John F. Austin In Tutney. in said
, ' -"- j urwuiu. i , anu me otn
day of June next, from i o'clock p. jt.. until 4
o clock p. u; on each of said days. 50
1898 tnej. this 7th day of Dec. A. D,
JOHN F. AUSTIN, I , ,
E. C PARKER, f Commissioners
STATE OC VEIIJIOST, Marlboro, SS.
By tbe Probate Court for Said District.
I it All ruirci n t lnruNifla.4 tnat... . . . w . -
T . , . , -""'"'"1 wo ui 11 an j ax, m said
district, d-ceased, QreetW
ttuereas, r . c. Montague. Administrator upon
uicniaicu imueiat. woodard, lateof Halifax.
h.?h.52SeS'fll h!? Petition in
. 5 me saie 01 me wtiole of
the real estateof said deceased will be beneficial to
. i-" luieresiea tiiereln. and
praying for icer.se to sell the same, and at the
same time fl led in this court what purp .rts to be
.Mjf ?l m Y"'? cf.ttU ,he belrs lealdlng IS
,0. the Probate 0fflce in BrktUe.
mZ ' J January, a. u., isar, when
and where rou mar h hmM in .h- v,Y. "
you see cause. A. F. SCHWESK. ReetJEr.
STATE OP VKIIHOXT, Marlboro, 83.
Court of Insolvency
solveni debtor; i.u. an tn-
Notice Is hereby given that Beatty 8. Balestier
of Brat leboro. In said District, was on the 1 lth
2KAp" 'vP- .Uudel bv this court,
an Insonent debtor 011 the petition of his Credit!
Sh"1?'1 Md adjudication was affirmed by
tbe Windham County Court at the SeDtembX
W(n A.VDV18?9 and meeting of blTcredS
WV,be.d,at-,the Vrobile Office In Brame
iS2'' J? ,R?,d. Dl'trict. on th. sad day of December
1896, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, for the pur
pose of proving claims against and for tbe pur
pose of choosing one or more assignees of said
?h?and that, the Pymet of an debts, and
the delivery of any property belonging to said
estate, to him. or for bis use. and the tFansfeYof
any property to him, are forbidden by law 50
A. F. RPIIU'PSC
.. ----, "viaitl,
ftTATEOF VEItMONT, Marlboro, SS.
O The Probate Court for said district:
TVs All raianrss mtiu.) Aj i i .
deceased: lu ,a
.."fr-"1. WATERMAN, admlnlstriTtor
upon the estate of Levi K. Fuller, late of Brattle.
uon . 10 Mia a isirici deceased, has nied bis petl
tion In this court setting forth that tbe said cle.
ceased was in his life time under contract binding
in law and equity to Join In tbe conveyance of
certain lands, to wit: situate In said P. rati leboro
and bounded west by land of Pusan Walker, north
-TJ?d &Tmerl3I ownr, lr Ko8ter F. French,
east by Connecticut river and south by land oi
George Sargent's heirs and praying for license to
convey the same pursuant to said contract
. -v,m. ,s uiucreu loat tne same be
heard at the session of said court to Im h.M .
the Probate office in Brattleboro on the last Sat.
uraay or December, A, D . 1696, when and where
you may be heard In tbe premises If tou sea
cause. 50 A. P. SCflWENK- li.i.S,-
for Pitcher's Castoria.