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THJS BT. JOHNSBUR CALEDONIAN, APRIL 0, 1898.
7 LETTER FROn CHICAdO. (Correspondence of the Caledonian.) Chicago is about to have an ejection of tltal importance and it may interest the reader? of the Caledonian to know some ofthefiicts. The issue at large is: Shall one man, or one corporation rule us? Shall a gang of bribe-takers (comprising a majority of onr city council aa at present made up) give away the various properties and privileges of the city, enriching; only themselves, or shall they be so dispensed that the greatest good and greatest revenue obtain for the community ? The issue specifically is on the renewal or granting of fifty-year franchises to the street railways. The council has at various times granted street railway corporations rights of way and other privileges, with out an equivalent being given the city. These, of course, are of enormous value and a source of much revenue in some places. The shrewd manipulator who requests these concessions, has in the past, found it cheaper to buy votes than to pay a share of his earnings to the city. Many claim that with proper consider ation trom these corporations the people would have not only cheaper fares, but oar streets could be lighted, well paved and cleaned, while taxes would be re duced one-half all this, and leave a large margin for the various companies. The one man who has, it is said, ob tained from the Chicago aldermen by magnificent bribes, concessions of enor mous value, is Charles T. Yerkes. Instead 61 paying the city a fixed reve nue, all this great street car magnate has to do is to reward his henchmen in the council and look alter the mending of his political fences before election. With his Tast fortune and through the great num ber of men employed, he has grown to be a prominent factor not only in munic ipal, but state legislation. He has re cently bought the Chicago Inter-Ocean, which now voices his wishes and defends his interests a sad come-down for a Journal once powerful and popular and once so clean and pure politically. Some franchises expire this spring. Others are wanted. Mr. Yerkes' plan is to have renewals and fnture grants with out consideration voted by the council soon to convene. Hence he is putting forth great efforts to re-elect the "gang," or others equally subservient to bis wishes. Every decent citizen is up in i arms, and almost every journal, with the exception of the' one before mentioned, is demanding a governing body who will work for the interests of the city and not for the pockets of the individual, thus making it possible to kill unwise measures, and allow good bills to pass, no matter the size of the vote behind them, and it looks as if decency would win. The pay of an alderman In the past has been small three dollars per meeting yet on this many have not only thrived, but grown opulent alter a few terms in the conncil. Tbey wear large diamonds, drive fast horses, or what is still more in vogue, have interests in saloons and gambling houses all this on six dollars a week I A move in the right direction was taken when the council voted to pay its members $1500 a year, and, I think, granted each alderman a private secre tary. This will enable self-respecting peopleto afford the time for public affairs, which they otherwise could not afford, and will undoubtedly raise the standard of men nominated and elected. The following terse quotation from the Times-Herald of this city will show up the record of the leader of the majority in the council : "The personal wealth of John Powers, alrlerman, is conservatively estimated at $250,000. Mr. Powers has bad, ostens ibly, but three occupations that of grocer, saloon-keeper and alderman. His fortune is said to be represented, outside of real estate, jewelry and saloon fixtures, in bonds or stocks, or botb.ol the follow ing corporations. Late Street Blerated Road. The ChicBKO Gai I'rust. West Chicago Street Railway. General Blei-tric St net Hallway. Chicago General Railway Company. Ogden Gas Company. Chicago Bconomic Fuel Gas. Northwestern Elevated Road. Union Loop. All of these companies have had ordi nances in the council since 1888, the year Powers entered that body. A majority of their ordinances were passed over the veto of the mayor and with the charge of press and public that every alderman voting for them was bribed. No alder man concerned in their passage has ever ucrl one ot the Chicago newspapers for The Municipal Voters' League is an organization formed in the interests of good government, to scrutinize the records of candidates and to recommend to the suffrages ot the peoplethose whose history is clear. Each must sign this pledge : "1 favnr thm atrfof maintenance and en. torcement of the present clvil-servlce law, and the principles or' compensation to the city for all Iranchises and special privileges, and am unalterably opposed to the granting ot fifty year franchises. "If elected to the office of alderman of the ty of Chicago, for which I am now a candi date, I hereby pledge myself to the people of Chicago to do all in my power to sciure ad equate compensation to the city for al fran chises and special privileges to limit to twenty vears the duration of the street railway franchises and shall use my influence and vote in support of a non partisan organ isation ol the council committees." The Lea cue had HfTomnlinherl much in the past elections and is doing a great work now. It is a plan which might be wen worth adopting in any place ol con siderable size, as a means to the end of . puntying municipal politics. , , , In this city especially, has the college man bten distinctly in evidence, uphold ing pure legislation and aiding all re forms. There has not been a single case in the years past where one entering any Jespopsible position lor the ; city has toiled in honor or dutv. This was re marked to their credit, at the banquet of waning couege a lew evenings go. The body blows which they have struck THE CRUISER NEW ORLEANS. j1?8 ??w (?''? formerly he Amawroaa, was built by the Armstrongs of Eng land for Brazil and was purchased by the Unitd States. She carries numerous rapid fire guns and throws 5,010 pounds of shot. Her speed is 20 knots and her length over all i 330 feet. in the council have knocked out many unwise measures. This little minority of college bred aldermen, all young men, has done great work at the primaries. Some of them have preached from the city pulpits, others lectured none dared not vote and speak for uprightness. The three leaders of this courageous minority are: Wulker and Mayor Har- nson, graduates of Yale, and John May nard Harlan ol Princeton. The latter is Son of Justice Harlan ol the United States Supreme Court. He is one of the four brothers, all graduates of Princeton, and each distinguished in his chosen field. These thiee are ably backed by others who talk less, but with ready brains aid and support their leaders. Harlan is the tighter much as he was when the mainstay ot his football team at "center rush," or as "backstop" on his base ball team. He it was who made the phenomenal run tor mayor at the last election. Against almost hopeless odds he polled 70,000 votes and aston ished the natives. Big and burly, ac complished as an orator and parlia mentanan, courageous, morally, as well as in times ol personal danger, be strikes terror to the "gang" whenever he rists to oppose them. They never know what is coming. Quick in repartee, he often turns the laugh on others, much to their discomfiture and his gain. He leaves the council. Refusing to be renominated, he is giving much time in speaking against unworthy candidates. He devotes much time to Powers. Of course Powers hates Harlan. Powers made himself "solid" in bis ward by giving turkeys and Christmas dinners each year. A cheap method of buying votes. But he, in his rage at Harlan for invading his ward and speak ing against him, is liable to lose many votes by threatening to "wipe Hull House out ol existence." Jane Adams is at the head of this insti tution which is situated in Powers' ward. Hull House exists, as I under stand it, to instruct the poorer women in domestic economy. They learn there to cook, wash and sew, the sanitary precautions necessary in a home, and in fact many things which ten ! to domestic health and happiness. It is one of our great institutions doing a noble work and well supported by our people. It was a loolish threat working harm to none but the man Powers. In the mean time the people are awaiting the fray, in hopes the shadow wilt be lilted from our city, our burdens lighter and our streets cleaner. Civil service is a success in this city, as applied to the various branches ol the municipal government. There is aboard of three commissioners who administer the affairs. Except the fire laddies. every one Irom street cleaners up, excepiing ol course the heads of departments, are, alter appointments, exempt from removal for political cause. Our police department always the finest is now taken entirely out of poli tics, and is more efficient than evtr. Al ways excepting the disgruntled, every one is pleased. It stands to reason that the more intelligent are our public ser vants, the better service the public gets. It is another step forward. The grand opera season, aside from the successes of Melba and Nordica. ha been remarkable chiefly for magnificent raiment and jewels. Mrs. Celia Wallace wore nn the opening night a dress cost ing $150,000. It seems incredible, but it is a fact. Last year on the same occa sion she wore a costume nearly ascostly. It will be a disappointment to lady read ers not to have it described. Did a man ever know enough to accurately relate what a woman wore? However much ol its cost was in the yards and yards of rare old lace with which it was trimmed. Mrs. Wallace is noted lor keeping in her rooms at the Auditorium Hotel the most valuable private collection of gems in America. She it was who wished to adopt the Cuban girl Miss Cianeros, whom the New York Journal reporter rescued Irom a Cuban dungeon. I have read that some of our public men, who have recently been in the East, have said: "There was no war talk in Chicago." There is not a city in the Union where there is more. Some of the papers go to extremes; but the talk on the street is of nothing else. I am sure there are no more loyal people, or people ready to go to the front. Our naval re serves are prepared and our soldiers drill several times a week. To Chicago's lasting shame, her battery was allowed to move for lack of a home. The Galling guns, which in times ol labor troublesent terror to the mobs, are now in the state capital. The regiment is disbanded and the city, is to that extent, unprotected. A few rich men, it seems to me, whose interests center here, could well have afforded a shelter as a selfish investment. The department store which was first successfully started in this city now flourishes in great numbers. In them all there are acres of floor Space covered with every conceivable class of merchan dise. There are also found under this one roof, dentists, doctors, photogra phers, intelligence offices, nurseries, schools, shoemakers, tailors, dress makers, liquor dealers, butchers and wet nurses. They are killing the small dealer. Each session of the state legis lature brings up measures for restricting them. Whether they are an evil or a blessing is a question hard to answer. Three large fires in a week have kept the department busy and people em ployed down town very much alarmed. Aside from the fright lui less of lite and the destruction of property, the occur rences' are remarkable chiefly for the heroism displayed. An elevator boy rescued all in one building. Another three times ascended through smoke and flame to reach people cut off from the stairway. One woman drove safely be fore her the forty children under her care to the elevator, which descended without her, while she sought safety by the fire escape. All honor to Kate Carnevl On the street men held stretchers for the besieged to jump into, while heavy glass and bricks were falling around them. J Chicago has many wicked people; she certainly has hosts of heroes morally and physically brave. Rystander. Chicago, III., April 1, 1898. LIVE GEESE FEATHERS. Process cf Plucking the Birds Fewer Feather Osed Now Than Formerly. "The feathers aren't alive, bnt the gnese tbey were plncked from were," aid a dealer in live geese feathers. "And the geese they were plnoked from never once sqnawked nor squeaked dur ing the operation. Not beoanse it didn't hurt the geese, though. It hurts a goose like the inisobief to pnll its feathers tat, bnt the reason a goose doesn't hol ler aqd make a fnss over it is that it doesn't seem to know enough. A goose will squawk and clatter and oaokle at if it were Buffering more agony than a horse with the eolio just at the sight of person, bnt if yon cover it up and pelt it with stones it teems to forget that it hat a voice and will take all the punishment yon give it without utter ing a bit of protest "Never saw a goose plucking, eh? Well, it isn't a eight that would give you much pleasure. On the day set for stripping geese of their feathers they are enticed into some airtight outhouse. The pickers, who are always women or girls, go among the geese with their heads and faces entirely covered with hoods fastened ronnd the neck with a shirr string. There are boles for the eyes, and also little holes at the nose for fresh air. "From the neok down the picker is covered with a glazed muslin garment, to which no feathers or down will ad here. The pickers tit on low stools around a large and perfectly dry tub. There is generally a man or boy in the neighborhood who is an expert at get ting the geese ready for picking. Every body can't do that The wings of the goose have to be locked together by a peculiar arrangement of them near the shoulders, and while the wings are not tied or fastened in any other way the look is such that no goose can open it The fowl's feet are tied together with broad bands of soft muslin or flannel. When a goose is thus made helpless, it is taken upon the picker's lap, and she plucks the feathers out rapidly, but with Gucb skill that she seldom breaks the skin or causes blood to flow. Feath ers fill the air during the process of plucking, bnt all settle gradually down into the tub at last. "Before beginning on a goose the picker brushes the feathers the wrong way, exposing the skin. An expert can tell at a glance by the color of the skin whether she must exercise more than ordinary care in plucking it, or whether it is not better to let the goose go with out plucking at that time. In every case the pioker must be careful and not pluck the feathers too close under the wings. If a goose has been improperly picked in that respect, the wings will droop and drag on the ground. All through this process of yanking the feathers out of a goose's body not a sound of complaint or cry of pain is heard from the goose. It submits to the torture with a silent solemnity that would be laughable if it were not for the evident fortitude of the fowl that goes with it. "It is necessary that the feathers should be taken from live geese that is, if the comfort and pleasure of people who must have feather beds and pil lows are to be studied. Dead feathers are no better than husks and are un wholesome. But there isn't a pound of feathers used today where 60 pounds were some years ago. Asthma and bay fever have done a great deal to lessen the demand for feather beds and pil lows, for it was discovered a few years ago that feather beds and asthma loved to consort, and that nothing would start an asthmatic- to wheezing so quiok ly and positively as a couch of geese feathers would. The discovery spread, and the patient and uncomplaining goose owes a great deal of its latter day com fort to the asthma." New York Sun. A Card. We, the undersigned, do hereby agree to refund the money on a fifty cent bot tle, of Greene's syrup of tar it it fails to cure your cough or cold ; we also war rant a twenty five cent bottle to prove satisfactory or no pay. A. C. Randall, C. C. Bingham, Frank G. Landry, Flint Bros., Bovnton & Eastman, - A. F. Walker, D. C. Farrington, West Danville. L. D. Stiles, St. Johnsbury Center. . T. B. Rogers. Walden. O. B. Cutting, West Concord. A Sleeveless Belero Jacket Notwithstanding some assertions that the. popularity of the bolero locket is diminish lug there is ' really no signs of atmtement js'ot only the bolero but many other lit tle short jackots in zouave stylo and in Eton shape are approved and they complete waists that have full fronts. The jacket fronts may be in rounding or square shape. The modes illustrated are taken from the current number of The Delineator and are up to date and easily mado. The bolero is ( emerald green velvet trimmed with cold braid, and the waist is of changable taffeta siik green shot with gold. The bolero may be made with or without sleeves and the edges may be plain, pointed or scolloped. A military collar may be used instead of the Medici col lar which completes the neck. Specially prepared form by Tht Butterid Publishing Co. (Limited). Fads and Fancies. Medallions of point Teniae lace, decorated with bow-knots, are vastly popular on vel vets, silks and woollens. The material is cut from beneath, and if a colored silk lin ing is not used for the garment, tinted silk or satin contrasting with the material may underlie the motifs. English cheviots In solid and mixed colors with surfaces more or less rough are among the favorite fabrics for between season gowns. Golden-brown, navy-blue and dark-green are displayed in the eolid-hued cheviots, with here and there a white hair showing. Well liked mixtures in cheviots of English weave are plum with dark-red, dark-blue with red, olive with red, cadet with white, and brown with gold. Scotch granite suiting, a rough-surfaced fabric in solid colors, develops very satisfac tory gowns Then mere is arraurette in its pleasing color mixtures, a material well adapted to tailor-made suits and one which will be worn during the Spring. A gored foundation supports a six-gored skirt planned for thin textiles. From 77m Delineator. Scotty. Beekleea Generosity. On his first visit to Aberdeen an Eng lish commercial traveler, having receiv ed tome marks of kindness from one of its inhabitants, exclaimed in an offhand way on his departure: "If at any time yon or any of your people come up to London, don't put up at a hotel, bnt come to us." "Oh, thank yet" replied the Soot la conically, and away the southron went. Six months passed, and the English man bad long forgotten the incident, when, to his surprise, he received one morning the following note: Mr Dfar Friend Aa myself, my wife and four children are coming up to London for a fortnight, we will be glad to avail ouraelTM of your kind invitation. Faoing the situation with unquestion able courage, the southerner put him self to unutterable inconvenience to ac commodate his guests. He took them everywhere, paid for everything, and at the end of the stipulated time they announced their departure. The host ac companied them to the station and in the fullness of bis gratitude at the ex odus invited the father to have a part ing drink. ' "Come along, old fellow. What is it to be whisky and soda, as usual? Two Scotches and coda, please, miss." "Na, Da!" replied the Scot solemnly. "Nana o' that Ye've been vera guid to me and mine durin the last fortnicht bae ta'en us everywhere and paid for everything. Na, na; we'll bae a toss for the last." London Answers. " I use (pmfprt foowder on my patients to remove face blem ishes, blackheads, pimples, redness,etc." a; and toe. per box. At all Druggists and Toilet Dealers. Mid Grace G. Watson, Trained Nurse, Chicago, 111. FOR SALE CHEAP A Portable Saw Mill and fixtures, with capac ity of 1 2 tol 1 6 thousand per day. O. V. HOOKER & SON. John L. Stoddard's Lectures. Hare you heard them ? Join L, Stoddard's Lectures. Have you seen them t John L, Stoddard's Lectures. Would you like them f BALCH BROTHERS CO, 88 Bromfleld St., Boston. Save Money by Home Dyeing. Easy Way to Make New Spring Gowns Out of Old, Faded Suits. Diamond Dyes Make Beautiful an Brilliant Colors Which Will Not Fade -So Simple That Even a Child Can Use Them Successfully. For Twenty Year the Standard Home Dyes. Don't wear a faded gown. Don't look shabby simply because yoo cannot afford to buv a new dress. It is not necessary to wear clothing that is faded and Bhabby because you have no money to buy more. With one or two packages of Diamond Dyts that cost only ten cents, the old dress can be dyed a fashionable and b.autitul color and made to look like new. Thousands of women will have spring dresses this year that cannot be told from new, but which have cost them onlv a trine, the result ol coloring over their old materials with diamond Dyes. Diamond Dves are so simple and easv to use that even a child can, by following their plain directions, get fast and beau tilul colors. They will not lade, crock, or wash out, and are the only package dyes that have stood the tea ol years of use. Do not risk your goods with imi tations of the Diamond. Sudden Death of Seldl. Anton Seidl, the famous musician and orchestra conductor, died in New York city March 28 as a result of poisoning. probably trom eating fish. He was Dorn in Pesth, Hungary, ot German parents in 1850. for several years facial was a member ot Wagner's family at Bayreuth and shared in the labors of the great composer. Mr. Seidl became conductor ol German opera at the Metropolitan opera house, New York, in 1885, and several of Wagner's operas were first presented in this country under his direc tion. At the time ol his death he was conducting the concerts given in the Wal dorf-Astoria, and was recently selected as the director of the permanent orches tra ol New York city, which has been recently organized, and for which the sum of $100,000 is being raised by sub scription, lor maintenance. He recently declined an offer to become conductor of the royalopera in Berlin, the most coveted musical position in Europe. AN OPEN LETTER Prom Miss May Sachner, of Colum bus, O., to Aillnar Women. To all women who are ill: It affords me great pleasure to tell you of the benefit I have derived from taking Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. I can hardly find words to express my gratitude for the boon given to Buffering women in that excellent remedy. Before tak ing the Compound I was thin, sallow, and nervous. I was trou bled with and my men strual pe riods were very irregular. I tried three physicians and gradually grew worse. About a year ago I was advised by a friend to try Mrs. Pinkham's Sanative Wash and Vegetable Compound, which I did. After using three bottles of the Vege table Compound and one package of Sanative Wash, I am now enjoying bet ter health than I ever did, and attri bute the same to Mrs. Pinkham's won derful remedies. I cannot find words to express what a Godsend they have been to me. 719 pairs of Ladies' low shoes in our first bill of the season. These are goods to retail from $1 50 to $3 OOand com pose probably the best line of Oxfords ever shown in town, certainly the best ever shown in our store. Our cbtaper grades are coming in and show prettier goods for $1.00 and there abouts than we have ever seen before. Our shoe a russet kid with vesting cloth top is especially interesting, We shall be mnch pleased to show them. BUM'S SHOE STORE, Main St, St.Jobnahury,Vt. C. B. WEEKS, Manager. General Gardening. Louis T. Beaudoln Is prepared to do all kinds ol garden work, lawn trimming, form ing and laying; out new lawns. When re. quired, can lurnlsh Tines and trees, also gra vel and soil, turt and manure. Houe and bedding plants. A my tools are of the most Improved pattern, I can assure anyone who w.-ll patronise me. that heir work will be done promptly and thoroughly. I wish ray pat rons distinctly to Understand that nothing is charged except for work actually done. All the traveling to and from at my expense. Lawa Dressing a fprclaliy, , . LOUIS T, BEAUDOIN, 3 Willow Place, St. Johnsbury, Vt. ''" ww 'w Our Annual Spring Opening DRESS GOODS, TAILOR-MADE SUITS, SKIRTS AND JACKETS X to Zemmj This stock has been selected with extreme care, bought by ex perienced buyers, in many oases direct from the minufacturers. This is the secret of the astonishing prices we are making (not at the sacrifice of style). To give special attraction to this lowing lots, whioh are displayed on Wool Dress Goods. One Lot Silk and Wool Checks. Never made to retail for less than 50c. Bought so we can put them ont as a Spring Leader at 29c. yd. VSf These eoods are sure to go at short notice and cannot be duplicated. One Lot Satin Finish Diagonal Suitines in Black, Blue, Brown and Green. En tirely novel in design and very desirable for suits and skirts, at 50c. yd. One Lot of those Stylish Illuminated Suitings, in Blue, Havana, Sage and Grey. (44 in. wide.) Many in single dress patterns, worth $1 yd. We have decided to make the popular price of 75c. on the lot. (We have imitations of these choice fabrics at 25c. and 60c. yd. Onr New Stock of Spring Dress Pat terns at $6 50, $7.00, $8.00 and $8.50 are very nobby and in some stores com mand fancy pirces. Ask to see "Lentina" the Dress Fabric witb permanent silk lustre that water will not spot. An immense assortment of Evening Shades in Lansdowne, Plain and Bro caded Silks, just opened in our silk department. LOUGEE BROS. & SIIYTHE. RAILROAD ST,, MAKING SUGAR? Well then you need the Best Sugar Tools: Fails, Buckets, Oans. Everything to use in the Sugar House, Famished Promptly and at Reasonable Prices. EGG CARRIERS. A Large Assortment of Them. C. H. GOSS. No. 2 Prospect Avenue. THROW YOUR TRUSS AWAY. RuptureRupture. HerniaBreach, And Its Cure by the FIDELITY RDPTDRE CORE METHOD; :. Over 12,000 People Cured In Six and a Half Years Without a Failure. FROM A WELL KNOWN LYNDONVILLE MAN. I am now 47 years old and was ruptured when I,was 17 years old, therefore have been ruptured 30 years and have bad to wear a truss continually for that length of time, and during that time even bathing that side was painful, sometimes excruciatingly so. The 4th of Dec, 1897, 1 be gan treatment by the "Fidelity Rupture Cure" method and after three treatments I am entirely cured, having gone without my truss for 3 week and am feeling better than I have for years, the soreness and weakness ol that side being entirely gone. i . I would sincerely advise any one suffering from a rupture to take this treatment and be cured. Lyndonyille, Vt., Jan. 25tb, 1898. Consultation and Examination Free. No Money Paid Until a Cure is Effected. Examining physicians, Dr. J. M. Allen, St. Johnsbury, Dr. A. C. Mc Dowell, Lyndon-ville. For particulars and circulars addres$ The Fidelity Rupture Cure Co., baenet, vebmont. of opening, we would note the fol our counters this week : Cotton Dress Goods. Our Wash Goods Department has always been noted for its attractive bar gains and this Spring is no exception, unliss, that thty are more attractive. At least this is the expressed sentiment of scores of customers the past week in this busy department. One Lot Scindia Madras, that new and popular fabric, in bright, pretty Plaids, 1 2V3C. yd. These are the genuine goods. 4500 yds. Corded and Plain Lawns, Ginghams, Striped Dimities and Figured Muslins', at 10c. yd. We are showing an immense line 'of New Percales in Plaids, Stripes, and figures, for Shirt Waists, Spring Gowns, -etc. Very choice colorings at 8tfc. to 1 2tfc. yd. Garments. As a "Special" in this department, we shall offer this week an All Wool Covert Cloth Jacket. Fly Front Satin Faced, a $6.00 Jacket, for . $4.25 I This will be one of the first lots'to vanish. ST. JOHNSBURY,:VT. FRANK EATON,