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THE BURLINGTON JFBEE PRESS AND TIMES, SATURDAY, APRIL 14. 1894. THE BURLINGTON FREE PRESS PUBLISHED DAILY AMD WEEKLY, nua ofthb ran nm The daily Fm PumIi delivered tosnb-Mriben in Bnrlington nd in all towns where we bare aenU and forwarded by mall, postage free in the United State, aa follow , Daily one year f-00 Daily aix months 1.00 Daily three months.. . 1.60 Daily one month 80 Daily one week 15 Payable Strictly In Advance. When not paid in advance the price a 00 cents per month for any length of time. Advertising rates furnished on application. rVnuLYone year .fl.00 rVzEKLY six months , CO THE FREE PRESS ASSOCIATION. Publishers, Burlington, Vt. XuVuJ BURLINGTON. APRIL 14. IBM. Hill has become the democratic enigma of the last decade of the nineteenth century, and the democrats are apparently about ready to give him up. In view of the fact that Mary Ellen Lease proposes to organize a Masonic order for women, it is timely to inquire how Mrs. Lease proposes to have her candidates ride the goat, on a side saddle or a la cowboy? ; Miss Maud Banks thinks that the "Nineteenth century man" is an entire failure. Gallantry and charity will undoubtedly combine to prevent the nineteenth century man from expressing his opinion of Miss Maud Banks. Senator Justin S. Morrill celebrates the eighty-fourth anniversary of his birthday to-day, and all Vermonters in whatever state they may be will unite in sending greetings to the Green Mountain State's "Grand Old Man." We see a great deal in our exchanges just How about "Cooking husbands." Nothing Is said,' however, how they shall be cooked. A wife would naturally like to have a husband well done, but upon consideration it will readily appear that really good hus bands are rare. Willie Wilde, Mrs. Frank Leslie's latest x husband, has just become a happy bridegroom once more, having married in Lon don a Miss Lees, who is described as young, rich and beautiful. It is now in order for Mrs. Leslie to seek a new matrimonial victim. Mrs. Leslie is undoubtedly an excel lent business manager as well as a very t&s cinating woman, but her domestic experi- mces furnish an instructive commentary on me mysterious and devious ways ot our multi-divorce systems. Tbe meeting of the republican State com mittee to be held in this city Wednesday evening, April 18, for the purpose of select tng the date and place for the coming State convention will be the formal opening of the republican campaign, and from that time on the canvass will undoubtedly be carried on by the adherents of the various candidates with renewed vigor. It is expected that the convention will be - held in Montpelier, and if this is the case the active interest which is being created by the con. test over the lieutenant-governorship will ensure an unusually large attendance of delegates from the "east side." Religions Destitution. There is a constant disposition on the part of ministerial organizations in the larger cities to magnify the religious destitution of the country districts, and to overlook the fact that the existence of a large number of churches in a city does not necessarily mean that the supply in proportion to the population is greater than in the country town. This subject was discussed at a recent meeting of the Congregational club in Boston, and the statement was made that the most destitute part of New England, if not of the United States, religiously, was the hill ountry of New England. This was, of course, a very strong statement to make, when one takes into consideration the character of the population in the mountainous districts of Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia, and the wilder portions of the West. We are not surprised, therefore, that the Vermont Chronicle should take vigorous exceptions to the above statement and seek to demonstrate its falsity, so far as it applies to Vermont, which has been referred to as a typical example of the religious destitution existing in the hill towns of New England. The Chronicle shows that . the difficulty is not thai there is any real destitution of church . priviliges in country towns, and in support of this position it states that "there is not a township in the State except half a dozen or so in Essex county but little settled, and perhaps one or two others like the little township of St. George, which is but a back district of another town and has only a few families that has not one or more evangelical churches in it. "There are," it continues "in the 244 townships in the State, 663 evangelical churches with over 200,000 sittings. In most of the townships there is more than one village. But there is not a collection of houses, worthy to be called a village or iiamec. without a church." But even the exceptions noted by the Chronicle will admit of revision, for we understand that the people of St. George hold religious services in their school bouse, so that they in reality can not be charged with being destitute religiously, and the same thing is undoubtedly true of other sparcely settled sections of the State where there are no churches. , .s.i-. If by religious destitution is meant the failure of people to take advantage of the religious privileges which are afforded, then it must be confessed thai there is a large de gree of religious destitution in Vermont, bat no more than prevails in the most vigorous and nourishing cities in the country. This will readily appear from a comparison of the seating capacity of the churches in any city and the population of that city, but statistics exhibit even a more discouraging state of affairs in the city in this respect than even a comparison of ehurch capacity and population would indicate. Few city churches comparatively are often filled, and the number of people in the cities who remain away from the charehes wholly is amazing as well as discouraging. When people refer to the most destitute, por tions of the country religiously, therefore, they should be sure that they are speaking advisedly. How to reach the people who remain away from the churches habitually, in town as well as country, and diminish the religious desti tution, is the problem, as the Chronicle I points out; and the solution is undoubtedly furnished by the bouse visitation which has already been inaugurated in this State with gratifying results. The duty of the hour in this connection seems to be for religious workers to literally go out into the byways and hedges, and do the work of the Master in accordance with the example set by the Savior in His ministry. Czar Crisp and the House Crisis. The failure of the democrats in the House to transact business, although they have an overwhelming majority in that body, and their frantic efforts to secure a quorum without resorting to the measures employed by Speaker Reed, would be highly enter taining were the situation not so serious as it is. The filibustering of the republicans is, or course, perfectly justifiable, inasmucn as they are opposing legislation which they hold to be inimical to the best interests of the co on try. The republicans are able to dictate terms to the majority at this time only because of the largo number of democratic members who are remaining away from Washington and neglecting the service which they are paid by the people to perforin. Democrat ic absenteeism from the House has assumed so serious proportions that even the demo cratic leaders are complaining openly. In a recent interview in New York Col. B. B. Smalley used the following significant lan guage on this subject: 'I think it is shameful that tbe democrats have nearly 100 majority in the House, and yet it is difficult to obtain a quorum to do business. I do not think the people appre ciate the absenteeism of the democrats There is a general desire to have legislation pushed, and the dilatory methods of either party will be condemned by the people."' In spite of the abuse to which Col. Smalley referred, Speaker Crisp is wholly neglecting measures to remedy this condition of affairs, but through the House committee on rules he is endeavoring to have a rule formulated and passed winch will impose a fine as a penalty for being in the House and not voting. To be consistent Speaker Crisp should also establish a fine as the penalty for democratic absenteeism, but he is evidently able to see only the political mote in his brother's eye, overlooking the democrat ic beam. Windsor's Typhoid Epidemic One of the most serious epidemics experienced in Vermont in some years is that re ported from Windsor. Three deaths have occurred during the past week making six in all. The Journal says that no abate ment in the typhoid epidemic can be report ed except in the greatly diminished number of new cases, there having been none re ported since last Saturday. The total number of cases so far reported is between 120 and 130. As the crisis in the large major ity of these cases will be reached in the next few days, it is expected that another week will show the worst to have been passed. The residents of Windsor are acting in the matter with commendable promptness and thoroughness, and everything possible is be ing done to prevent the spread of the epi demic, as well as to relieve the sufferings of those who have fallen victims to the mal ady. Relief committees have been appoint ed, samples of Windsor's water supply have been analyzed, in order to definitely determine, if possible, the source of the epi demic; and so far as can be judged from this distance the epidemic will probably be confined to its present limits. The most reliable information in relation to the situation is apparently that furnished by the State board of health through the secretary, Dr. J. H. Hamilton. According to this authority, it was found that in the month of January there was a case of ty phoid fever in a farm house about 200 feet from the spring and brook which constitute the source of water supply. The house stands in an elevated position some thirty or more feet above the level of this brook Nature has formed a surface drain leading all the way from this house and its out buildings to the valley below. So far as could be learned no precautions were taken to prevent the washings from finding their way into the brook, and it seems clear that the germs of the disease found their way into the aqueduct by this course. The Board of health recommended that all water for drinking or culitary purposes be boiled thirty minutes to insure the destruction of infectious germs, and that measures be taken to prevent the flow into the water supply of sewage and drainage from farm buildings. In view of tbe fatal results which have followed it is plain to be seen that criminal carelessness characterized the handling of the first case of typhoid fever, and the case should be investigated by the proper autnorities. REPUBLICAN r STATE -4- COMMITTEE. Time and Place ot Next State Convention to be Decided the 18th Inst, at Van Kens. Chairman F. W. Baldwin of Barton has called a meeting of the republican State committee at the Van Ness house in this city for the 18th inst, at 7 o'clbek p. m., to determine on the. time and piaoaoi noia-ing the next republican State convention. The following gentlemen maice , up tne committee: Thad. M. Chapman, ; Middle-bury; Charles E. Welling, 'North "Bennington; Charles T. Walter, St. Johnsbury; Hamilton S. Peck, Burlington; l. JS. uiaray Island Pond; Olin Merrill, Enosburgh Falls; K. U. Matnaway, iMonn . 4ieroi jrju"p Gleed, Morrisvilla; John C. Stearns, Brad ford; Frederick W. Baldwin, Barton; ueorge E. Lawrence, Rutland; James W. Brock, Montpelier: H. D. Holton, Brattleboro; M. K. Paine, Windsor. Of these Mr. Baldwin is cnairman, uuage Peck secretary, and Mr. Gleed treasurer, and Mr. Baldwin, Mr. Feck, Mr. Holton, Mr. Merrill and Mr. Brock compose the executive committee. The middle of June and Montpelier will probably be the time and place selected. THE SAUNTERER. Communications to Newspapers The Sit uation at the Gorge. Two communications addressed to the Fkee Press office have come into the posses sion of the Saunterer. The first is from Charles H. Scribner of Jericho and reads as follows: 'To the Christian people of Chittenden county and vicinity: Being a prisoner in this county awaiting trial in the court now in session on the charge of poisoning three horses in the town of Jericho, and believing in the power of prayer, I do earnestly re quest your prayers, with my own, for me, that the ; perpetrator of the crime may be exposed: pray also for my wife' that was stolen from me more than a year ago and still kept from me and her own home agam; also f or my aged mother, that her faith in the Lord may be strong in her trials. We all, being in great affliction, believe that the prayers of the righteous man availeth much." Reporter at Jericho and other Chittenden county papers please copy. Your servant in the Lord, . C. H. Scribxer." The horses in question belonged to a man for whom Scribner formerly worked. The finger of suspicion pointed toward him until he published a card in the Jericho Reporter defying arrest and suggesting that the owner get the State s attorney to investi gate the case. This was done, with the re sult that Scribner himself was arrested on the charge and lodged in the county jail February 21. In this case imprisonment seems to have a mollifying influence. The second letter is of a purely local char acter and shows that all neighbors do not live in peace and harmony. It reads:" "A nighbor living in between Bank and Cherry streets is in the habit of abusiug his dog in the most brutal manner, and if seen or heard abusing it any more will be prosecuted." Being of an anonymous character, the most natural place for the communication would be the waste basket. But Bank and Cherry streets are so long that the location of the dog in question will be impossible. The warning, if it may be so called, is print ed as a sample of a certain kind of ' matter which finds its way into every newspaper office. The Saunterer has not been approached by any one connected with the management of the electric power station at the gorge. has no financial interest in the plant and is not related by blood or marriage to anyone (Continued on 6th page.) ', 25 CENTS the efficacy of CUTICURA Since a cake , of . .CimcuRA Soap costing 25 cents is sufficient to test the virtues of thesfc great curatives there is now no reason why thousands should go through life Tortured Disfigured Humiliated by skin, scalp and blood diseases which are speedily and permanently cured by the Cuticura Remedies at a trifling cost Cuticura Works Wonders and its cures are the most remarkable performed by any blood and skin remedy of modern times. Bold throughout the world. Pom Dm) AND Cbex.Cokf., Hole Proprietors, Boston. All about the Skin, ticalp and Hair," free. Complexion, hands and hair prewired, purified and beautified by Cuticura Soap. Pain is the cry of a suffering nerve Cuticura Anti-Pain Plaster Is the first and only pain-killing plaster StaorstoryTBuythebeBtT shoes by buying them of us. ALLEN SHOE CO. INSURANCE OF ALL K33CDS At Lowest Bates. Benjamin cronua 154 College Street, Burlington, Vt. FOR SALE OR EXGHANGE for city property, a new modern house, large grounds, at Essex Junction, Vt. JOHN J. FLYNN. Senator J. S. Morrill's 84th Anniversary. IFrom the New York Press, April 13. It is a well merited tribute which the friends of Senator Justin S. Morrill of Ver- I moat propose to pay him in celebrating to morrow the completion of the veteran statesman's 84th year. It has seldom fallen to the lot of a prominent American leader and legislator to be found in the harness of public duty at such an advanced age. The celebration occurs at a time to remind the I republic vividly of the debt which it owes to Senator Morrill. The Morrill tariff, passed just on tne eve or tne civil war, was one of : the wisest and most timely meas ures that ever passed into the statutes of the nation. To the enactment of that law the country is not only indebted for many of the industries which until the advent of Clevelandisni made the American people the most prosperous on earth, but it was greatly instrumental in saving the Union from disruption. While the Morrill tariff itself is no longer in operation, the principle upon which it was founded has continued to be the groundwork of the industrial policy of the country, and it will continue to be such long after Grover Cleveland, who now "struts and frets his hour upon the stage," snail have been forgotten. Rev. A. J. DAY, . jT'- East Greenbush, N. V. Some testimonials may be doubted, but this one from . Methodist flimsier must carry conviction. a venerable p Cured Scrofula, Eczema, and Purified tha Blood. A powerful preacher of the Gospel, Rev. A. J. Day, has been eminently successful in his' several pastorates in the New York conference. He is now pas-tor of the M. E. Church at East Green-bush, N. Y., and in speaking of the use ot Dana's Sarsaparilla in his family says: " I have used this remedy myself, and consider it a splendid alterative and nerve fonicbut more especially do I wish to extol its virtues M for what it has done for my wile and son. Mrs. Day was born of parents pre-disposed to consumption, and six of her brothers and sisters died of lung diseases. The Scrofula Taint ProfCMor Hugo Mansterberg, the eminent German investigator of mind phenom ena, is to give a course in psychology at the Harvard summer school this year. Children drf for Pitcher's (ria. manifested itself when she was 40 years oid, when she had eczema on nearly all parts of her body. She suffered constant irritation andosetiveness. My wife's habitual costiveness. eczema and scrofula in the blood has been entirely cured by SARSAPACMWLfl "THE KIND THAT CURES." "I must say that it ts a grand combination of remedies, and that my wife's great improvement is due to its curative properties and the blessings of a kind Providenccon its use. My son was also trouble with Eczema, his arms being ' ONE SOLI D MACS OF SCABS, ft He has beea cured by Dana's Sarsaparilla so that his arms are clear and dean, andhi9general'healtn is good.", Nearly a vear later ilr; Day writes that his wife and son are permanently . J V'l. 4., TVi.,. mtmmUmm ,1. .L- 1.1 m ' DUBLINGTOH SAVINGS BANK. CHARTERED IN 18(7. Deposit Dec SO, iss. $3,824,305.66 Surplus, - f ' 234,515.07 Total Assets, "- . $4,058,820.73 TRUSTEES. C. F. Wian. - ... 1 nr.. t . riwa Charlw p. ainrH, I Henry Garant, ojuuuow. 1 a. a, nncc HlXBT WkIXS. Receives and. pays deposits daily. De posits made on either of the first four business days of any month draw interest from the 1st. If made afterward interest will com mence the first of the following month. Interest will be credited to depositors Jan. 1st and July 1st, eompoundinz twice a year. There are no stockholders in this bank.. All the earnings, less expenses, belong- to depositors. The rate. of interest depends on the earnings, and for the past seven years has been 4 1-2 PER CENT. All taxes are paid by the bank on deposits of $1500 or less. Deposits are received in sums. from $1 to $3000, and no interest will be paid on any sum in excess of this amount, except on deposits by widows, orphans' administra tors, executors, guardians, charitable or religious institutions or on trust funds deposited by order of court. This bank prefers Vermont securities for the investment of its fundsj and. sends no mouey out of the State until the home" demand is met. No money loaned to any officer or trustee of the bank. CHARLES P, SMITH, President. C. F. WARD, Treasurer. DON'T BUY A BICYCLE until you have seen the 6 MHGBSTIC. You can ride it "hands off." .None better at any price. EDWAKDS & CRANDAL.lv Winooakl, Tt. Geo. A. Macbeth k Co.'s Pearl top and pearl glass CHIMNEYS "0." A. & B. Hinge, Princess, Student, Rochester, Duplex, Electric, B. & H. Rochester, Gas, Sun Straight, Dual and Mammoth all sizes. C. G. Peterson, 44 Church St. HOWARD fJATIOrJAL DAnci Burlington, Vt. Capital ........ . . .. $300,000 surplus and Profits . 90,000 A reneral bankinr businau transacted. Drafts drawn on any country in Europe, parable in the cur rency of the country. Travellers' letters of credit issued, payable in all parts of the . M woriu. Business of out-of-town ens. tomers has promot and careful attention. U. & bonds bought and sold. Joel H. Gates President JJANIEL V. KOBINSON, Vice President, F. E. Burgess, Cashier. 4 LTJATIOrjAL BAITIK fTTtf isse Capital, V . Surplms, U. 8. Bonds, - - $5Cd,C30 - 250,009 - , 609,009 XKEDLE TOE The latest in gents' shoes, we have one at $2.85 and warrant it. Allex SnoK Co. UNITED STATES DEPOSITARY If 1 Hinting bnirinmi transacted. Onr large nwnrwi and auBorpasMd t abilities enable us to receive on favorable tetma accounts of individuals, firms and corpora, tiona, , , Indies' and family accounts an especially invited. SECURITY DEPARTMENT. Ujtited States Bosna bought axd sou.. This Bank will receive denoaiu of money for investment in such securities as bhT dZ sired, and interest will be allowed on such funds pending their investment. u " i JLi ill.afiumehe cre of property and collect the income thereof, tor women, trustees and those persons who are unable or disinclined to manage their financial affair. A Security for its engagements this lone established institution offers tLe advantages of a large capital and cumins, its large investment in United States Bonds and te addition, al liability of its stockholders. Mfltiitfullo invit. . . j Willi, i c?(juuucncc w ui interview with those desiring to open accounts in Burlington as well as from those contemplating changes in existing arrangements or requiring additional facilities, under H--ur-ances that transactions with us will be held in strictest confidence and Blatters committed to our charge will have rarofn! attention. H E. WOODHOUSE, Caabior. THE BURLINGTON TRUST GO. 162 COLL9GB ST A general banking business transacted. Under tb a 1 a 1 an j " II ' management ana control or tne louowing: Butter, Butter, Butter. What's harder to get this time of the year ? enrightTfTnnigan's. They always have the finest in tha market; also'. a fine line of IF YOU WOULD HAVE Perfect Bread USE CERESOTA" THIS FLOUR IS MADE FROM THE BEST WHEAT IN ; THE BEST MILLS . AND IS THE BEST FLOUR IN TBE TT0BLD. TRY IT. For Sale ij all TJealers- Edward Wells, President, (of the Wells & Richardson Co.) & & Smaller, Vice President. (U. S. Collector of Customs.) C M. Spaulding ... D. W. Robinson, (of the Skillines, Whitneys & Barnes Lumber Co.) A. E. Richardson, (of the Wells & Richardson Ca) E. Henry Powell, (ex-State Auditor.) Honrs: 9 a. m.-3 p. in. 1L L. WARD, Treasurer The Vermont Life Insurance Co. January I. 1804. AssctSj Surplus to Policy-holders: 4 per cent Standard, ifi per cent Standard, $431,747.22 $109,432.22 Sl31,S19.27 OFFICERS. John H. Robinson, President, C. M. Spaulding, Vice-President, C. R Ten rill. Secretary. W. R. Prime M. D., Medical Counsel DIRECTORS. TORREY E. WALES, SAMUEL HUNTINGTON, RUSSELL S. TAFT, JO D. HATCH, F. C. KENNEDY, JOHN H. ROBINSON, JOEL H. GATES, C. M. SPAULDING. D. W. ROBINSON. interest 8 WARRANTS For Safe Investment. Washington State, S's. rVklnrarlri fY "i. o 1 r T, T 7 . r vi. 5,000 opoKane vouncy, tvasmngton. o s at par wua 1,500 Skagit County, Washington, S's " 99 ' " 3.000 Colorado State School Bonds, S's 96 2.000 City Fairhaven. Washington, 8's 99 - 1,000 New Whatcom. Washington. S's 98 ' SECURITY THAT SECURES. REMEMBER these Warrants are issued by the State. County or City Treasurers in advance of incoming taxes and are the FIRST LIEN. They are redeemable from six monthe to two years. Their genuineness is guaranteed by national banks. The most careful investors in Vermont have dealt in them for years. Ask your banker as to their safety. Write for circular giving full particulars. 4 btock and Commission Broker. Woodbury and Walker Block. JACKETS, WRAPS, CAPES I We are now showing our Outside Gar ments for Ladies, Misses and Children That will be sure to interest all economical buyers. Call and examine goods and prices. Open every evening except Friday. GEO. Q. KINSLEY, 96 Church St, 1-

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