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THE ST. JOHNSBURY CALEDONIAN, APRIL (i, 1898.
PRRLIIRBD BVERV WBINHDAV BT THE CALEDONIAN COMPANY, ARTHUR F. STONE, J. W. SAULT, Editor and Publlihen. Fythlan Building, St. Johnnbury, Vermont Entered at the St. Johnbury poit office ai econa-ciaHi man nmuci. TRRMS OP TUB CALEDONIAN. rtnr war o ni addreni. $1.B0 Hi monthi, Three months. ,. rwcvmrn in Caledonia county, l.oo Receipt (tiven on payment of aubicription litt corrected once a month. ADVERTISING RATES. tm .itiaini, rntpi hnve been adopted by the Caledonian and will be used until farther nonce. Per inch per week. $1. Per month. $1.60, For three months, S3. For aiz months, $5, One yenr. $. ... , ti.,.,.i,ict To nil advertisers using recti larly three Inches or more, 20 per cent dis count Irom the above rates. Advertiers sing five Inches or more regularly, 25 per cent discount. Local notices, wants, for snle, etc., 2 cents per word first Insertion. (These will be set m reading matter type and given the best position in the paiier.) Legal notl es 10 cents a line, three insertions, probate notices $2. SO each for three Insertions. Dissolution, liberation and similar notices $1.00 each for three Insertions, t'ara oi manus, la ran AhitMar nitftr 1(1 CPntS A lillC. 8olid electrotypes only will be taken. We cannot use cut witn woou oases. THE CALEDONIAN CO, County Politics. The air is beginning to be thickened with talk on county politics, al though there is not enough of a stir yet to warrant anybody's getting excited. The governorship will de mand a good deal of attention from this time on to the date of the con tention, and we are going to get a good governor out of it. But the people of Caledonia county, in com mon with those of other counties, will need to be arranging foranother list of officers. If we remember rightly, St. Johns bury did not get a senator two years ago, the honor falling to Barnet and Lyndon, which towns, by the way, gave us two working senators of whom the county has had no cause to be ashamed. According to the rule adopted at the last county con vention two years ago a decidedly poor rule, we think we are to have two new senators this fall. We un derstand that Judge T. B. Hall of Groton is in the held as a candidate for one of the scnatorships, and there does not seem to be any good reason why his candidacy should not grow in favor and ripen so thoroughly by the time the convention meets as to warrant that body's giving him a unanimous nomination. Judge Hall did excellent service on the bench ; he is a level-headed, practical business man, and can be safely sent to Mont pelier next fall. St. Johnsbury should have one ol the senators. Judge Smith of the probate depart ment and Sheriff Sulloway will un doubtedly be perfectly satisfied to succeed themselves and they should be allowed to do so. As far as we can learn, no opposition to them is contemplated. When it comes to the state's at torneyship, there are two ambitious lawyers who want to succeed Mr. Taylor, and, as we understand it, Mr. Taylor expects to be succeeded. L. P. Slack and D. E. Porter are can didates, and either one would fill the bill nicely. Mr. Slack has been as sured the support of his St. Johns bury brethren of the bar, and is look ing forward to a nomination. As between the two candidates, he has had the longer experience in the legal field, although not so long a resident of this county as Mr. Porter, and will fill the office acceptably if chosen. His competitor has many friends in the north half of thecounty especially, and, if he does not secure the nomi nation this time, will be in line for preference at an early date. The War Situation. It is a trifle risky to say anything about the war situation, even five hours in advance of publication day, because the condition of things is so likely to change radically one way or the other within a short time. At present writing, (Tuesday) while the attitude of the President and con gress is as firm as ever, the extremely warlike look of things has been mod ified, and the prospect of a peaceable settlement of the trouble is brighter. Spaiu has shown a disposition to grant an armistice to Cuba, and has also, if the dispatches can be relied upon, indicated a desire to have the points at issue arbitrated ; but this arrangement is not likely to meet with much favor at Washington. Congressman Grout on Monday, after a conference with the President. introduced a resolution recognizing the independence of Cuba, and au thorizing the President "to exoend. out of thi nnnrnnrifltinn made lor the national rlelense in the act approved March 9, 1898, not exceeding ouu,uuu 10 provide non combatant Cu bant with the nerrtsnrv (nnA and medicine for their immediate relief from starvation ; alto n ternary imple ments ot sericulture nnH arrrla fnr nlnt. mg a crop ; provided that the relief herein authorized to ron-combatflnt Cubwns bIihII be extended only through duly authorised agent of the United States; and to this end the President is author ized to request the co-operation of the proper officer ol Spain in the island of Cuba." After a very lively debate in the House, during which Mr. Bailey (dem.) of Texas criticised the admin istration for its tardiness, the Can non resolution allowing ihe erection of fortifications on private property was passed. In spite of the intense pressure brought to bear upon him Mr. Mc Kinley has stood firmly for a settle ment with Spain without war if pos sible, and it has been generally be lieved that if he was not unduly crowded he would be able, by diplo macy, to avert the horrors of war. It was expected that he would have a message ready for congress by today (Wednesday) and that in that document he would not yield one jot in his determination to stop the in human persecution of the Cubans, or hesitate to announce emphatically this country's sympathy with them and its desire that tbey be free. The Pope is said to have expressed to Spain his wish to arbitrate be tween her and Cuba with a view to averting a conflict with the United States. The situation is extremely critical, and the next few days if not the next few hours will decide whether peaceful methods will prevail or war necessarily follow. It is to be sin cerely hoped that the honor and dig nity of this great nation can be main tained without resort to arms. The retiring bank examiner, Elisha May of this town, can turn over the duties of that office to his successor, Mr. Lord, with the consciousness of a faithful attention to the demands of that important position and the good will of the banking fraternity among whom he has labored during the four years term. The Caledo nian has heard Mr. May's perform ance of his duties complimented by bank men who have naturally watched his work closely. The death of Hon. E. B. Whiting removes from the citizenship of Ver mont one who has been identified with her business interests for many years, and whose reputation for sterling integrity was surpassed by that of no other man. He learned the printer's trade, and was subse quently a bookseller and publisher in St. Albans for many years, remov ing some time ago to Burlington, where he died. Greatness hath its disadvantages and its annoyances. For instance, the Springfield Union of the 4th pub lished a portrait under which the name of Congressman Grout appears ; but if the bustling congressman ever looked like that picture it must have been at some epoch of his life when nobody aboot here knew him. The portrait looks as much unlike Gen. Grout as it possibly could. Dr. W. Seward Webb has declined Gov. Black's appointment to repre sent the state of New Yotk at the Trans-Mississippi and international exposition at Omaha on the ground that he could not consistently accept the honor, being a legal resident of Vermont. In announcing the withdrawal of F. W. McGettrick of St. Albans as candidate for the democratic guber natorial nomination, the Burlington News well says that the most pictur esque feature of the canvass is thus eliminated. Our Washington Letter. (Written for the Caledonian.) Never since the Civil Warended has the president of the United States been called upon to decide so mo mentous a question as that which has been pending for the past few weeks with Spain. It is a question of international interest in which all of the European powersare intensely excited. Tbeirsvmoathies naturally . are with the country in which their own interests are at stake. Delcca- tion after dtlegation of representa tive Christian men of various denom inations, and business men have vis ited the president, urging a peace policy to be adopted if possible with national honor, while other factious have been fanning the flames for war. Under this terrible strain the president has been working most quietly, but earnestly and faithfully, to preserve peace in this country and free poor downtrodden Cuba from Spain's tyranny and oppres sion. The impatient public, under the influence of sensational reports, have grown restive, not realizing that the diplomatic methods being used must of necessity be kept secret in order to accomplish tbeobject. In cons e quence t he president and cabinet have been accused of dilatory meth ods, a weak policy and lacking in de cision. There are several important things to be considered. Few people begin to realize that this country was not prepared at all for war in the first place, Wchad no warships, navy, army and equipments to meet such a foe as Spain ; we had to gain time to prepare for such a contin gency. If any blame or censure falls, it should ante-date this administra tion and congress for not providing for our sea coast defences long before this time. Sometime since, realizing the importance of being prepared for war, should it come, most active, tireless preparations in every quar ter have been going on, turning out guns and munitions of war, looking up all kinds of war vessels and boats of every description, putting ourforts and harbors in readiness for an oc casion. Men have been pressed into the service, working night and day and even Sundays, to be ready fur emergencies. Now we are more on a war looting and are ready to act on the delensive. The intense suffering of the thousands dying from hunger and starvation in Cuba Irom Weyler's inhuman policy has deepened the feeling fur intervention. In what manner or form shall it take place, peaceably, if possible, if njt by armed intervention? The president has sought the advice of both parties in congress before assuming the grave responsibility of a declaration of war. The report of the blowing up ol the Maine by the Board of Inquiry wrought congress up to a white heat. E-ptcially as the president did not outline a special, well-defined policy ot action, it was disappoint ing to the majority, when be urged waiting a little longer to receive Spain's ultimatum (decision). The wonderful power of Speaker Reed was tested to its highest point, on that day in congress, in suppressing all hasty action by the democratic party led by Bailey, who had pri vately planned, it was stated, to de throne the speaker if he did not allow action to take place. A democrat declared that it was not all an act of patriotism, but a determination to get the resolution on record first for party reasons, (an important act for the next political campaign). A deep excitement pervaded the house; its galleries were banked with people and crowds in the hall could not gain admittance. Amidst, the noise, ex citement and confusion, Reed's friends rallied to his support in the House by a large mhjoriiy, and his masterly action and perfect self-possession could not but command the admira tion and respect of all high-minded Americans. It was a memorable occasion, although one lady re marked, "He looked as white as a sheet." But he was apparently per fectly calm and self possessed. The lady said she had once seen Speaker Randall on a similar trying occasion and he looked as white as Reed, but he was a small man and Mr. Reed a large one. All are eagerly looking for the pres ident's message on Monday, or at the latest by Tuesday, and if he fails to outline a decided policy, congress will probably act promptly in the matter. Although the day is bright and sunny, there seems to be a war feeling all around you that you can not help realizing. A week ago, "Cuba" seemed to be on every lip; now you hear the word "Spain" on every side. The National Geographic Society gave a great reception to Capt. Sigs bee at the Arlington Hotel from 9 to 11 upon Saturday night, when 1,000 invitations were issued to members and triendst All seem to feel that national honor demands war with Spain, and if we are not as well prepared in our naval outfit as we should be had we a longer time, yet in the end, all feel that the United States will be the victor. a. M. c. April 4, 1898. Letter from an Old Friend. Dear Caledonian: It is pleasant to me to read the many words of commendation of the Caledonian and its new manage ment and I trust prosperity may be with it in the future. The paper in its past has merited all the good that has been said of it. Itsfounder, Hon. A. G. Chadwick, conducted it upon right principles and its reouta- tion was well sustained by the late C. M. Stone, who was a painstaking and conscientious editor nlwnv aiming for the best good of the pub lic, even at a cost of friends and money. May his successors prove as worthy of approbation as he. I see some of the state papers are advocating a license law giving as a reason that its prohibitory law is not enforced. It is quite noticeable that the more the law is enforced the more howling there is in certain quarters for license and one is led to believe that the enforcement of the law is not what those people desire. In this section there has been a marked improvement in the commu nity since the present state's attor ney, Charles H. Robb, has been in office. Proprietors of liquor selling pluces have been followed tip so sharply that they have taken rdut in New Hampshire to csai'C the workhouse, while otlK'S hnve: been sent to the workhouse- It is needless to say that Mr. Robb is net popular with that class of law I' v. ;ikt rs. Business in this town is ve ry pioil at the present time. Thy v.;:r icf.ic makes a grent demon-: 'or pnprr end the mills are haru.y m b'c 'o supply the demand. Tin- Wniinnt F'nni Machine Comrviny t n- l.:njj!h ;r large force li- hoi. n i ; y to ti I their orders ami oti.?' fid industries are well crowded. A new etiurpie, a wrapper factory, Ins just st.nrlel in here with rooms in the old I.-Iond HnilQp a nlnpp u,-11 fu'rm'fd to .)'.': purpose. They start with a d.;; 1 j machines and the emt ' .'. is very i flattering lor it. K " f 1 say this is no bon- :. ' . but started by lor.- m-" The political pui i a little nowadays ai i reach ihe boiling pi i. -v seem to be a very opportun: i n., ,ur the people to do what lucv imvc long contended they wou.d tin, break the old political ring and start out anew. Why not draw a sponge over the old slate and put a candi date in the field for governor who is free from political rmgdom? I sug gest the following name for that pur pose: For Governor, Hon. Henry Clay Ide, St. Johnsbury. A man who is peer to any yet mentioned for that office. He is an eminent lawyerand basdistinguished himself in all positions he has been placed. With the present prospectof war with Spain it would be wise for Vermont to have a governor who is so conversant with international law as Mr. Ide is through his Samoa experience; also his being known by other powers would be an advan tage which none others mentioned for that office could command. The question of location should be no bar against the best man for the place. I trust the Caledonian is not so committed in this cause that it could not endorse this slate. H. B Davis. Bellows Falls, March 28. 1898. Something that Hurts. The wild rumors, street talk, and unfounded yarns that have been in dulged in pending the crisis between this country and Spain are on a somewhat larger scale than, but still closely related to, the rumors and street talk and yarns that are con tinually set floating about in St. Jnhnsbury, as touching local indus tries and affairs, and which do an in calculable amount of damage. It does not require a great deal of abil ity to set one of these false and sense less stories going or to build it up or add to it after it has been started. It does frequently take a great deal of ability, and tact, and thoughtful wisdom, to counteract the effect of these rumors bearing upon business or social conditions; and it is a mat ter lor sincere regret, in any commu nity, that so much of its strength has thus to be drawn upon. The man who promptly puts the seal of condemnation upon these things who refutes them and proves their falseness without hesitation, and stands loyally by every institu tion and every organization in St. Johnsbury that is doing its best to contribute to the material and social welfare of the place that man does his village and his town a service whose value cannot be measured. Exaggerations create prejudice. Pnjudice embitters. Bitterness spoils the business circle, the home, the so cial life. A town's development and prosperity are not possible through such means. St. Johnsbury has no use or should have none for the rumor, the street talk and the yarn. That pimple on your arm, those traptions, itching and burning hires, Just as surely indicate Impurities in the blood, which should have prompt and careful attention, as do boils, carbun cles, ulcers, salt rheum and the severest forms of scrofula. Hood's Sarsapa rillla cures all humors of the blood of very form and degree. That Tired Feeling, Bo common in the spring, is also due to the weak, thin, depleted condition of the blood. Make your blood pure by taking Hood's Sarsaparilla and you Will be strong and ready for work, will have good appetite and good health. Try Hood's Sarsaparilla this spring. ' My blood wu very poor, and seeing Hood's Sarsaparilla advertised for Impure blood I concluded to try it. I have more color In my face than I did before taking It. I can aleep and eat well. My work Iras formerly a burden to me but I can How attend to my household duties and rui ITU li America's Greatest Medicine because It curei when all others fail. Sold fir. I ,:i."5 a j:pi:!i)imei:t. . ; ' . 1 ' i ss has the . ; .. : tl: .:i1irmei',.s tin :: :n uncut as nai.-t:al Soon nli.'i- his nouiK-ed a lew uel c;iii(iidiicy was an tneaiiiiitr individuals started a movement in (a vor ol the re tention of Iilisha May of St. Juhnsbuiy, who was appointed to the position by Mr. Cleveland. We do not know what weight was given the representations ma.lein behalf of the incumbent of the office at Washington, but the fact re mains that the controversy had reached a point where the Washington corre spondent of the Springfield Republican had taken to the practice of issuing weekly bulletins as to the condition of the patient, Mr. May, who strangely enough strenuously objected to bis own official beheading. The delay in his political execution may have bten owing to the fact that Con troller Dawes was somewhat new to the business "f wielding the official ax, or he may have been considering the possibility ol winning over Mr. May to the repute lican party and thus hastening the dis solution of the Vermont democracy, which is even now conceded to be stand ing on three lees, nil unsteady. But whatever may have been the arguments urged in bis behalf, they were not suffi cient to prevent his decapitation. Press Comment. While the governorship question has risen several degrees above the boiling point during the past few days, that part of the political pot which is supposed to bring to the surface the aspirants for the position of lieutenant governor has cooled off and it now looks as though it would soon simmer down and leave but a single candidate, Hon. Henry C. Bates of St. J ihnsbury, bobbing around all by his lone self. While the campaign is yet young and the game is never won until the (ast man is out in the ninth inning, it will not be out of place to remark at this time that the Caledonian, which some time ago predicted the present state of affairs, has apparently proved itself a true prophet. Montpelier Record. The Bradford Opinion's biennial editorial has appeared. It treats of the governorship question and is an abletffirt, of which Parker should be proud. Montpelier Argus. The American who toasted Consul General Lee at Havana the other night as a future vice president of the United States doubtless thought he was doing a very complimentary thing, but it would have been just as well to omit any political allusion at such a time. Gen. Lee is a public servant of the United States, doing his duty as well and patriotically as he can, without regard for his per sonal political future. So, it is only lair to believe, the President of the United States is actuated by high and impersonal motives in the pres ent crisis, u L.ee gets a vice presi dential or presidential nomination from the democracy as a reward for his courageous activity at Havana, well and good, and if Mr. McKinlev commends himself sufficiently to the republicans to secure a renomination to his present office, all right. But those are matters to be talked about by and by. At present let us keep the suspicion of partisanship out oi this Cuban aff-ur. It is significant that Senator Proctor was assisted in his inquiries in Cuba by no less than work is a pleasure. I have gained in flesh and have a healthy look. I cannot praise Hood's too much." Mbs. Alfred A. Howaed, 105 Summer St., Taunton, Mass. I Was Discouraged With my Bufferings from dyspepsia for over twenty years. There seemed to be lump in my stomach all the time. I did not dare to eat meat or warm bread and THE EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY OF THE UNiTED STATES. Outstanding Assurance, . Dec. 31, 1897 New Assurance written in 1897, Proposals for Assur ance Examined and Declined, Income, Assets Dec. 31, 1897, Reserve on all existing policies (4 per cent standard) and all other liabilities, Surplus 4 per cent standard. Paid Policv-Holders in 1897, HENRY B. HYDE, President. J. W. Alexander, V.-P. Just Received A CASE OF TOILET PAPER. 4 rolls for 25c, 18 rolls for $1.00. It won't last long at this price. We cannot duplicate this lot again, so call early for it at F. O. CLARK'S, 101 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, Vt. Sure Enough! Spring Styles! Low Prices ! Can Prove it. Dress Suits to Rent. e. c. BROOKS, Artist three American democrats of impor tant official rank. It would be un fortunate if all our representatives in the island at this time were members of the same political party as the President. Providence Journal. There is a movement on foot at Morrisville and one that ought to be brought to a successful issue, to re turn George M. Powers to the assem bly this fall. Mr. Powers is a bril liant young lawyer, a good tbinker and a popular man among a wide circle of acquaintances. In case of an election he will be a strong can didate lor the speakership, being de feated for that honorary and itn portant position at the last session of the legislature, by only a couple of votes. Mr. Powers should and probably will be returned to the leg islature. Hardwick Gazette. An Easter gift of $320,000 has been handed to tbe University of Chicago. The donor of almost one-half of tbe is unknown, except that President Harper has announced that the donor was a lady. He also announced that Miss Katherine Bruce of New York has given $1500 outright, and $15,000 con ditionally to the astronomical work of the university, and that other amounts, making a total of $160,000, have been turnedover to the university J. D. Rock efeller will duplicate tbe gifts. very sparingly of vegetables. I often went hungry because I knew I would suffer in tensely with distress if I satisfied my ap petite. I read so much of what Hood's Sarsaparilla had done for others that I de cided to try it, and soon realized its maglo touch. The distress in my stomach de creased, my appetite improved and my general health is very much better. I gained in weight and can now eat with out any distress." Mbs. B. W. Bump, Middleboro, Mass. I Was All Run Down By overwork and troubled with boils. I began taking Hood's Sarsaparilla, which gave me relief and I gained from 18 to 20 pounds. It made me look and feel much better. I take Hood's Sarsaparilla as a spring medicine, and at any time when I feel that my health is running down, and it always doea me good. I earnestly rec ommend It to anyone who is suffering from boila, sores or humor oaused by Im pure blood." Anqklo Hoenb, Box 72, Sanford, Me. I Bemember,there's no substitute for Hood's by all druggists. $1; six for $8. $951,165,837.00 156,955,693,00 24,49 1 ,973 .00 48,572,269.53 236,876,308.04 t 1 86,333, 1 33.20 50,543,174.84 21,106,314.14 Tailor Essei CoddIj Branch PERFECTION RUPTURE CURB. Circulars on Application. We guarantee a positive cure of all cases of rupture, that can be reduced,. and held in the body during treatment,, with our support. No pay required un til the patient is healed. Prom similar testimonials we present the following: West Concord. Vt., Feb. 13. 1898. Thli li to Cfrtlly that my hrrnia ol twenty five yean standing the lait ten yean being very bad hat been cntiiely hraled alter taking (our treatment! at Dr. R.T. Johnioa't office, by tbe Perfection Raptare Curt Co, I would earnestly recommend thli cure to all personi suffering from rupture. ' ELMBBfRUED. Concobd, Vt.. Feb. 13. 1898. I hereby certify that having been a uffcrer from double rupture for twenty yearn or more I wan perfectly healed by receiving lix weekly treatment! at the office of Perfection Rupture Cure, Weat Concord. Gbo. 8. Howakd. Wsar Coxcobd. Feb. 13.1898. I had double rupture of three years Hand ing, which were exceedingly troublenome. Having received ilx treatment! ol the PerffC tion Rupture Cure at Dr. R. T.Johnion'ioffict I m now completely healed. Waldo Rbbd. The work is in progress at Island Pond Write E. F. Norcross as Medical director Office hours at West Concord Wednes days from 9 a. m. to 3 p. m. R. T.Jobn son, Medical Director. WILLARD CHASE, Manager. West Concord, Vt., Feb. 12, 1898. 04000 O40400 A Chat By the Wajl often leads to things of importance. A short call and a short talk with us may lead to your having the most sty lish suit of clothes it was ever your good fortune to buy. t t SA. M. GOODRICH,! s s S Tailor. S 4040040 40040