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THE BURLINGTON, VT., FREE PllESS, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1.8. TWELVE PAGES.
AT THE NATIONAL CAPITAL
SAYINGS AND DOINGS OF ONE DAY ON
THE POTOMAC'S BANKS.
Tho Hill AilmlltliiK Dakota to State,
"I'liNicd In tlui Semite. To ho 1 1 ill f Stutu
mill 1 1 i,l r Territory Tlio Demo
crats Solidly Opposed,
Washington, Fob, 5, Mr. Hutler In
the Senate to-day charged that the opposi
tion to tho admission of Dakota had llrst
come from Republicans, and he quoted
from a speech made by Hale, In a former
Congress. Referring to tho rellectlons
which he said had been cast upon South
Carolina, by the gentlemen from Indiana
nnd Illinois, ho declared that never until
the political friends of tho senators on the
other side had camped upon tho fair bos
om of that State, had her ollicials been
tainted with the blemish of corruption. It
had never happened till then, that her
officials had been compelled to Ily from
her borders to escape State's prison, and
while degrading, dNgn-ceful and humil
iating Mpoilatioii had been going on, not
one word of protest had come from the
honorablelisenators on tho other side who
now arraigned South Carolina.
Logan said his attention had been di
rected to tho vote of South Carolina be
cause the Senators Hutler and Vest, had
complained that Dakota In lbM had polled
05,000 votes, while on the adoption of the
proposed constitution only 31,000 votes
had been polled. Logan called attention
to the vote of South Carolina, that Da
kota with only !i'2.",000 population had
kotu with oniy .,uuu popuiui
polled 31, (K)0 votes, while South
with over 1,000,000 only polled 01,0
Utitler said the explanation was th
vas that lit tile
last election in South Carolina the political
friends and allies of tlie senator trom Illi
nois (Logan) were industriously neglected,
They had not been instructed or even ap
proached by that senator.
Kdmunds inquired whether Mr. Call,
Butler and their associates would vote for
tho bill if the aniendmenls were made to
It, providing for the submissloif of a new
constitution for the people to approve, or
would they vote for a bill which would be
submitted to the people of the whole ter
ritory. It was lor them to say whether
they wanted a division or not.
Butler Will the senator from Vermont
before submitting this bill to the people
eliminate fiom it everything that has been
done in the way of the elections of sena
tors, congressmen, etc ?
Kdmunds I will not. After all these
years of eirort by these people, the matter
should be now disposed of. Here was a
constitution like the constitution of other
States, in respect to the securlty-of prop
erty, the administration of justice, the
equal levying of taxes and everything that
goes to make up the best of modern con
stitutions. I would not therefore say to
those people that they must be again put
oil lor one, two or three years. Kdmunds
for one was not afraid the people of
Dakota had been overawed or ovei borne
bv the ollicials they had nominated. The
people ot Dakota, lie said, had been born
and raised in situations that made
them independent, able to tako care
of themselves and their liberties. The
people of a territory Kdmunds continued
had no right to remain a territory forever.
The I'niteil States paid a Very lame part
of the territorial expenses and should lie
relieved of that burden as soon as was
consistent with general good. It was a
mi-fortune ot fate for tho senators on the
Democratic side that the Dakotans did
not have oolitical opinions with which
those senators could 'agree, and that was
what the matter was. Adjourned ut-li.io,
The debate then closed and the bill le
norted from the committee was pasted,
veas :)-.', nays li, the only Democrat voting
in the affirmative being Voorhees. The
negative votes were all Democratic. Hie
bill divides tho teiritory of Dakota on the
line ol the -Hit ti parallel of latitude pro
vides fur the admission of the southern
portion a n State, under the title of Da
kota, anil the oriranizat Ion ot tho northern
portion a- a separate teiritory under the
name of "Lincoln."
The HmiM! Proceedings.
Washington, Feb. 5. The committee
in the House remained in session till 3:10
when it rose and reported various bills to
House leaving the Fitz John Porter bill
standing at tlte head of the calendar.
Handull of Pennsylvania reported a pen
sion appropriation bill : referred. On mo
tlon ot Laird of Nebraska, u resolution
was adopted making the Fitz John Porter
Dill continuing in special order trom
Thursday the 11th inst. till Thursday the
lMh. At 4:au adjourned uu .Monday.
tiii: ti:lki'iioni: scandal.
Tho Action that will l'riilnihly bo Taken
lit tho Cuso.
Washington, Feb. 5, The House Dem
ocrats are shy of the telephone business.
The House committee on expenditures in
the department of justice is reported as
not anxious to go into an investigation of
the telephone matter, and Is said to he
contemplating the policy of reporting to
the House the answers winch may iw re
r-i.lved to the inouiries sent to the depart
meats, anil of then asking that the com
mittee he discharged. The only answer
that the departments are likely to make is
as to the expenditures that have been
made. It is not probable that they will
undertake to predict what may he done m
the course of a suit that has not yet been
brought. The actual exnendltures at the
department of justice thus far are said
not to have exceeded a dozen postage
stamps, although there lias been much
routine clerical work performed in hand
ling papers. In the interior department
It is probable that no expenditure
ot money has been made except
for printing the opinions of the board.
The answer from the department as to the
money that has been expended .will prob
ably be of this character. As to the ex
penditures which may be made in the
progress of the suit, if the government
shall conduct the litigation at its own ex
pense, there is great dilVerence of opinion.
Some of the experts estimate tho neces
sary legal and scicnUUo expenses of such
a litigation at from lf0,0o0 to $200,000.
The government officers are said to be of
opinion that tho legal work can, for the
most part, be performed by the regular
force of tho department of justice.aided by
oneortwoeleclriciatis and attorneys who
have had experience i.i telephone matters.
It is very probable that the funds of ttiede
partuient of justice devoted to special
counsel fees unci expenses of that sort
may not be . lllcient to conduct Die liti
gation to a conclusion. But the fund is,
doubtless, amnio to warrant the com
mencement of tlie suit and if, wlien be
gun Congress shall not think the suit of
sufficient importance to make the appro
priations necessary to carry it to a conclu
sion, that will bo a decision for which
Congress will bo responsible. The House
committee will probably not decide what
course it will pursue until .'answers shall
have been received from tho inquiries that
have been sent to tno uepaiuiieuia.
Dentil of i SportHinn.il.
New Vohk", Feb. 4.-Mr. fieorgo h.
Lorlllard, tho well known sportsman died
in Nice yesterday. Ho had Buttered great
ly with inflammatory rheumatism from
boyhood and had apjieared at race tracks
on crutches. At the time of his death Mr.
Lorillard was a member of Boven different
Catarrh is a constitutional dlscnso. Hood's
Snrstiparilla Is a constitutional romcdy. It
cures catarrh. Glvo It a trial.
A TICI.Ul'lIONi; GASH.
Tim Validity nf tho llliiho Transmitter 1'iv-
tont to I Tested.
MoNTltKAI., Feb. fi. Mr. A. A. Dickson
of this city, a manufacturer ot electrical
Instruments, has filed a petition with the
minister of agriculture at Ottawa with u
view of testing tho validity of a patent for
tho Blake transmitter, held, by the Bell
Telephone company. Tho facts of the
case are as follows ; In 1H7(1 letters patent
were granted Blake, the inventor of tho
transmitter, by the patent office. In ISS0,
however, lie assigned by deed tho right to
sell and manufacture the invention to the
Canadian Telephone company, and they
in turn assigned to the Bell Telephone
company in 1WJ. Tho assignments were
duly registered, but the petitioner claims
that the patentees have not observed the
conditions of the act of 1872, inasmuch as
they have at various times, after the ex
piration of twelve months from the date
of Issue of tho letters patent, imported or
caused to bo imported into Canada the
work for which the said patent was grant
ed ; tliat the machines were imported and
nut tocether in Montreal and other places.
and that the manufacture of these articles
did not commence in Canada within a
period of two years from the date of the
patent as required by law. As the peti
tioner has manufactured these articles a
dispute lias arisen as to his right to do so,
and the c.tse Is brought before the minis
ter so that the point may be dellnitely
suiid ion liiiki,.
Justice 3Ieecli Kcirurds Itov. Mr.
trvdi;o'H ICeinnrks us l.ilicllmis.
Chicago, Feb. n. Action for libel was
commenced yesterday by Police Justice
Meecli against Hev. Albert K. Kittredge,
based on a declaration of Hev. Mr. Kit
tredge in a sermon that many of the jus
tices were in league with criminals, using
the following language: "Law breakers
are only arrested to be set free at the solic
itation of some alderman, or in return for
a handsome bribe, as was true this past
week, when n police justice by the name
of Meech discharged a company of gam
blers, asking only a line of SI from each.
A number of ministers declare Kev. Mr.
Klttrediren conscientious man and he will
undoubtedly be sustained by his congre
gation and.ciiurcli people generally. Many
unqiiaiinediy sustain him. on the around
of releasing the gamblers as stated. Jus
tice Meecli declares it a personal matter
and will prosecute to the end.
in: i.kssei'S) is "too i'kkvious."
What. New Yorkers Think of What lln
Snjs Aliollt UN C'liluil.
Xi:v Yohk, Feb. 5. Ferdinand de Les-
seps has written a letter to the New York
chamber of commerce, in which he says
he has "started to go and inaugurate t lie
period of the Until execution of the mari
time canal," and invites the; chamber to
appoint a delegate to help celebrate the
opening of the canal when lluishcd. He
says he is afraid shipowners may not Hud
out when it is completed and so not "be
ready to utilize it."
Considering that not one-eighth of the
ditch through the isthmus of D.irien has
yetbeundug: that the heavy rock work
Has barely been attacked ; that the money
sent up to the present time is twice De
Lessens' original estimate of the entire cot
of the whole ; that subscriptions Imve
stopped, and that the present expedition is
uiKen uy rrance to determine whether
it is best to allow De Hesseps to raise by
lottery $100,000,000 more to continue the
dubious work now at a standstill, the
chamber of commerce thinks that the re
quest to them to hurry up and appoint a
delegate to he present at the opening ot
tlie canal is altogether too previous, and
will so vote.
De Lesseps is now on tlie ocean! en
route to "Colon," as lie calls Asplnwall.
with French and Knglish civil engineers
on hoard, instructed by their govern
meiits to he vigilant and impart impartial
ly an the nicts.
SULLIVAN'S I.ATi:.-T Till U.M I'll.
ltcportcd Kiiuaireiui'iit of Sir Arthur to
Miss Coruldliio IJlinor.
Xkw Yoi:k, Feb. -!. A private letter
from a well-known London theatrical
man was received in this city to-day. It
says that Sir Arthur Sullivan, the com
poser, is to be married to pretty Oernldlne
L'lmer, who is playing Yum Yum in tlie
"Mikado" in this city. Tlie letter states
positively that the announcement of the
iimrriiiL'e lias been made in Loudon and is
received with credence there. Sir Arthur
is a bachelor about 4.i years of age. Miss
timer Is not yet 25. She is one of the
prettiest brunettes on the stage anil she
bus danced and sung herself iuto fame
Miilli'liiui ltiiriiiiig of ltiillrimd Workmen
St. Loris, Kob. 5. Six railroad work
men were badly burned last night by an
explosion of kerosene, which some enemy
poured in their stove from the chimney.
(innpowder had been previously poured
down, but without serious results, and
the door of the shanty was fastened on the
outside to prevent escape. A rescuing
party hurst in the door. The victims will
A New Way of Iturlnl.
IIinti:i:s Point, L. I., Feb. r. The
committee of Newtown village appointed
to investigate the alleged abuses in con
nection with burial in Calvarv cemeterv
presented to-day a lengthy report in which
they State that "trenches 200 feet long and
deep enough to hold 1.1 colllus stacked un,
were found to lie continually being made
regardless of all siinitnrv considerations.
and without the slightest respect to the
When Bby wm sick, we vo her Ckstorla,
When ibe u a Child, ehe cnml for Coatorla,
When hs became Miss, the clone to Castoria,
VThttaho. hadXUldron, ehe gue them CaatorUv
Mothers should rcmemlior, hi the nbieneo of
their physician, tlnit Ayer's Cherry Pectoral
promptly relieves the croup.
Heud what Samuel O. Rtlness. Sunt, of I'iiw.
tucket (Ins Co.. I'nwtuckct. It. I., under (Into
ol Deo. 18, ISHl.says: "I hnvo used Dr. Stth
-IrnoM Cough Killer for several years tunl
consider lt(ic lien a positive- euro for a cold
hum possess nir all thu merits claimed for t.
Kor sale at all driiKKfcts. l'rlce, 25o.. Me. ami
ri.iu ner nun c.
. Dr. Seth Arnold's Pills aro tho best. All
IlKWAIIK Of Fiiapiik. lie Riirn vou ifOt tho
ycniiluo. Dr. Thomas' Ik'lootrle Oil. Ttcures
coins, croup, Asthma, Deafliessund Hlieumn
A I'onl mid Ills .Honov Noon 1'nrt.
How true nomo or those old say Intra nre. A
friend of mlno paid n travelling iiiiiiek .V) to
euro him of ricrolula, lioui which ho had suf
fered two years. Iloipivo him n bottle of
Htuir which only airgrnvntod tho disease.
When ho went to consult him tho second
time, the quack hud left for purts unknown.
Upon leiirnlntr the circumstances I rooom
monded Sulphur Hitters. Five bottles cured
lilra, i'llftor Journal arid Courier.
ATTACKED BY .MEXICANS.
UNITED STATES TROOPS FIRED UPON
BY THE MEXICAN SOLDIERS.
The Cot oritur of Chllmiihuii Makes an Of
ili'lal Hi'port Our Troops Mistaken for
Indian hy tho I'l-csnnco of Thulr
YVAslllxinox, Feb. fi. Sonor Homero,
Mexican minister at Washington has re
ceived from the governor of Chihuahua a
report of I he unfortunate encounter which
the Mexican forces had with United
States troops commanded by Captain
Crawford, at the nuMiiitains of Davis,
Chihuahua on the 11th n't. The report
agrees with tlie statement already pub
lished, that the Mexicans llred on the
United States ttoops taking them for
hostile Apaches, the mistake be
ing rendered possible by the presence
Willi the Americans of Apache scouts,
the Mexicans lost four men killed and
four wounded In Hie conllict that followed
the attack. The report also states thai
the scouts employed by tlie Americans
while well beliavell in camp, and when
watched, are in the habit of committing
great outages on peaceful settlers when
out scouting. Owing to this it was not
easy I o distinguish between the friendly
ami the hostile Apaches.
Tin: foi'irs, iilaltii.
Hon-His l'olley All'eets the Church In thu
estimation ol the Nations.
London, Feb. ft. Tlie news of tlie pope'o
sudden illness causes genuine regret
among public men in Kugland. A church
of Kugland ecclesiastic remarked that
there never had been a period when the
Catholic church was on so good terms as
at present with tlie other religious bodies
of the world as well as with tlie states
men and diplomats of all nations. The
whole spirit ot Leo A ill's ni'ministration
he said lias been to develop mo purely re
liuious function of the church and to
place less emphasis than formerly upon
its temporal rinhts and aspirations. As
part of tills policy the Hoinan Catholic
church was being brought into as near an
imnronch to co-oneration with other
churches its possible without abandoning
Its claims to he t he peculiar institution ol
uod. i lie result ol tins attitude lias ueeu
to elTect a degree ol cordiality between
Catholic and other ministers of religion
throughout tlie world such as has never
before been witnessed. Leo is therefore
regarded with very different feelings by
other denominations than any former
pope lias been.
SAI.IsIiritV AND WOltli.MKN.
Tho Latter Cull on the I'oriner to Seek
London, Feb. ft. The Marquis ot Salis
bury to-day received a deputation of un
employed workmen who called to urge
upon him the necessity for government
help. Lord Salisbury denounced the pol
icy in vogue among foreign governments
of fostering industries, by granting boun
ties from the public treasury, calling It
false political economy. Concerning the
land question. Lord Salisbury said the
proposition to help the poor hy furnish
ing land to re-claim was impractica
ble, for the reason that nobody
would Invest capital in re claiming
bad hinds as long as tlie good lands
do not pay. In conclusion the ex-premier
declared that statesmen and Parliament
must confront the miestion of how best to
solve tlie problem of relieving the general
apparent distress. It was growing while
the population was increasing and caused
emigration, tioveriimeutal support of
private enterprise might be a good way to
all'ord temporary relief, and the promo
tion of puhlic works might be another.
He would do his utmost to contribute to a
atisfactory solution ot the problem.
.V Cunviis of tho Commons.
London, Kcb. ft. A close canvass of tlie
House of Commons has been made on the
proposed laud legislation, and Mr. Glad
stone coiilldently expects to be aide to
carry his programme through by a major
ity of at least no. Some Whigs will sulk
111 their tents, hut the detection of the fol
lowers of Lord Hurtlngton and Mr.
(Joschcn is not seriously feared. All the
new members most of whom are tainted
with radicalism, will support the govern
ment. When the bill lias passed the
House the struggle will begin in the
Lords, and then the battle will rage until
success or dissolution is readied. Enor
mous influence will bo brought to hear
toward helping its passage through the
The TulcKruph Litigation.
Xi:v YoiiK, Fell, ft. An order was to
day granted in the Supreme Court, direct
ing L. h. blokes, tlie Farmers' Loan and
Trust company, and tho United Lines
Telegraph company, to give a bond in
sOO.OiX) to insure the payment to certain
bondholders ot the Hankers and Mer
chant company for such a sum as may be
due them, if it shall hereatter be deter
mined that the receivers certilicates paid
by Mr. Slokes at tlie time of tlie purchase
shall lie declared not to lie a lien upon the
property prior to the lien ot the mortgage
bonds, or show cause whv the side shall
not be set aside.
A I'niverslty Clnini:es Its Nnuio.
Atiikns, Tenn., Feb. ft. The trustees of
the Fast Tennessee Wesleynn university
have changed its inline to that of the
Grant Memorial universitv. Five hun
dred acres of land near the university
campus have been secured for thelpurpose
ot establishing an industrial department.
1 he school was organized in INiT and for
Its building Cien. U. S. Grant made the
lirst donation, his signature appearing at
the head 'of the list.
iio.ston's itr.VKicKNn i:nti.i:.iian.
Downs the Deposed Minister About to go
lleiu lly Into thol.au.
Hoston, Mass., Feb. 5. The counsel for
Hev. W. W. Downs, o-day brought suit
for criminal libel against Hev. George V.
Hosworth of Cambridge, secretary of the
Massachusetts Haptist convention. The
writ was served upon Hosworth and is
for fcM.000, charging him with the wilful
erasure aim omission ot jjowiis'h name
from tho officially published catalogue of
tho ordained Haptist mlnisters.of the com
monwealth, and also the same erasure and
omission of his name as pastor of the liow
doln Sdiiare church, as well, in the stntis.
tical tallies; and forslanderous utterances
of a malicious character, alleged to have
been made ugnlnst Downs at the
meeting ot tho Haptist ministers, held
sometime since, and at which Downs was
expelled from the Massachusetts Haptist
conference. It also incorporates a charge
that this omission of Downs's name from
the annual report is part of a conspiracy
in which Hosworth llgures as Hie con
spicuous agent. Hosworth ha consider
able .property, which has been attached
Suit has also been brought against tho
llowdolu square church to recover Mr.
Downs's salary as pastor, J3000, a full
year's salary at fcJ50 a month. Tho so
ciety's funds have been attached.
Tin: lanoasti;k hank umiiimtv. i
llr. 1). 31. Nelson Arraigned Tho Charges j
In tho Indictment,
Dr. K. M. Nelson, one of the parties
under arrest for complicity In the robbery
of I he Lancaster bank at Clinton, was
taken Into the Superior Court at Wor
cester, Mass., Friday. Ho waived tlie
reading of tlie Indictment against him,
pleaded hot guilty, and the ense was con-
tinucd. The Indictment alleges thai Wm. i mouly rich from tlie proceeds of an lu
ll. McNeill of Lancaster, on December a!), 1 volition as Prof. Alexander Orahain
lSft, at Clinton, did steal, tako and carry Hell.
away mortgage bonds of the West Hut huji took his telephone to the Ceuten-
away inorigage noniis oi tne est Kill ,
land Marble company, to tho aggregate
value of .fftO.OOO; certilicates of stocK of tlie
same company ol the aggregate value ot
$'Jft,000; llerdic Phii'ton company bonds of
tlie value of $1000 ; four certilicates of
stock of the llerdic Plui'ton company of
tlie aggregate value of $S0OO; promissory
notes of the value of $32,000; United
States treasury notes of the aggregate
value of .Jft,000; all the property of the
Lancaster National bank, and in the pos
session of the said" National bank. Tlie
jurors also further Hud that Kverett M.
Nelson did feloniously and maliciously in
cite, move, procure and counsel, hire and
command the said McNeill, tlie said larceny
in manner and form aforesaid, to do and
ACTIVITY OK tiii: COAL SI itiKi:its.
Chase With (inns Those Who Tako Their
PlTTSIiflid, Pa., Feb. ".Tlie strikers
held meetings at dlll'ereiit places through
out the coke regions to-day and decided
to march inabady to Scotteilale to-morrow
to attend mass meeting. Tlie week closed
jesterday with several occurrences of a
character which shows the determination
and desperation ot tho strikers. A num
ber of men who had been working in the
pits reel veil letters warning them to stop
work immediately finder penalty of
dentil. At noon yesterday the strikers
discovered three men at work loading
stock coke. The workmen started to run
when tlie strikers gave chase, llring at tlie
fugitives, and abandoning tlie pursuit
when satislled the men would not attempt
to return to worK. The night previous a
band of strikers armed with guns lay be
hind ovens all night to prevent work.
The miners are thoroughly posted on every
move ot the operators, being in constant
communication witli friends in Pittsburg.
IN ATLANTA'S WAKi:.
A Hill foi' Introducing Local Option Into
the District of Columbia.
Washington, Feb. 7. Senator Colquitt
of Georgia will introduce in the Senate
this week a bill establishing local option
in the district of Columbia, which is quite
lengthy, and under its provisions no intox
icating liquors can be manufactured with
in the limits of tlie district, or imported
therein, and if it becomes a law no wines
an be used at the State dinners of the
president. The bill lias been submitted to
several senators and representatives, and
it is said its main leaturesare approved uy
mime nf litem st.im 1 1 ira llbiir nf Vow
Hampshire and Hoar ot .Massachusetts
are quoted as saying they will favor it.
Is Ilo Cuardlng u Gritvo '!
Stisaffokd, Vt., Feb. (!. The people of
this place are somewhat excited over the
discovery of a struugo shepherd dog in a
vacant lot near here. He is apparently
guarding a small spot of ground. They
believe that some person has been secret
ly burled there and win investigate tne
matter. Tlie howling of the dog has been
heard for some time. He was nearly
starved when discovered.
A 31) story ol tho Sen.
St. John, N. H., Feb. 7. The schooner
Miller, Captain Holder from New York,
for St. John, reported over due, lias been
given up as lost. It is supposed that tlie
vessel toitudeied with all hands in tlie
gale of January 0. Three of the crew
leave large families in St. John.
The Canadian I'acitio Kallway.
San Fuancisco, Feb. 7. The Canadian
Pacilic railway lias concluded arrange
ments for steamship connection between
Vancouver and San Francisco. Tlie line
will lie opened in June. It is believed that
all efforts to bring the Canadian Pacilic
railway into tlie transcontinental pool
have lulled. Lively cutting on
freight is sure to follow.
Suicide by Asphyxiation.
Ni:w YoiiK, Feb. 7. Hufus E. Dixon, an
inventor, who occupied a room for the
rental of which lie was several weeks in
arrears, retired Saturday night. After
stopping the crevices around tho door of
his room, and after having then disjointed
the gas pipe in tlie room, he was found
tills morning dead. His suicide was tlie
result of.the despair of success with his
Tho roles nro Not Kindly l.'nthnseil.
CiiK'AfiO, Feb. 7. During last week the
socialist organizations sent out circulars
asking Polish residents of tlie city to at
tend their regular Sunday meeting and
assist in denouncing Hismarck. They
also referred to the German chancellor's
recent speech favoring the expulsion of
Poles from Germany, ami commented
thereon in a way calculated to arouse tlie
patriotism of every liberty loving Pole.
When the meeting was called to order to
day no Poles were present, and as none ap
peared thereafter the meeting was ad
journed till next Thursday, when a sec
ond attempt will be niiido to interest the
Polish residents in tho welfare of their kin
Loss or Cut lie In Texas.
Hakoui, Tex., Feb. 7. Advices from
Panhandle county report the loss of cattle
by the recent storm as very heavy. Along
the south side of the Canadian river es
pecially in Carson, Roberts and Hemphill
counties, the loss is greater than in any
previous winter. No reliable estimate can
yet lie made but the indications warrant
the belief that the total loss m Panhandle
county may reach LiOO.000.
Waiting In Four anil Trembling.
Chicago, Feb. 7. A trader in furs
among the Indians near tho Ited Lake res
ervation says ho never saw Indians so
eager and active as they aro now. They
aro selling everything for guns, ammuni
tion and horses. Ho could not conceive
tlie cause of this movement, nnd vfns un
able to say, from what lie had learned,
whether or not it portended trouble. An
outbreak is momentarily feared,
A Walking Skeleton.
Mr.H. Sprlntfcr, of Meclinnlcshurg, Pa.,
writes; "I was nllllcted with lun&? lever and
alisccM on hours, and reduced to a Il'dlfclno
Sheldon. (lot a free trial hottlo of Dr. KIiik's
New Discovery for Consumption, which did
mo so much good that I houidit a dollar hot
tie. AfterusuiK three potties, found myself
onco more n mnn, completely restored to
health, with n hearty appetite, and a khIu In
liesh of 48 lhs." Call ut Henupro & Lowroy's
Drug Store and sot a freo trial bottloof this
certain cure for all Lung Diseases. Largo
tiii: iu:llti;li:i'ii(ini: monopoly.
Sniiiii lutorcMlng I'iicIm.
A writer in the New York ll'oidf re
marks that never in the history of
America, nor in the history of any
other country has a corporation grown
to such dimensions in so short a
time as the American Hell Telephone
I company. Mover before has an in
! ventor so Immediately grown enor-
Hell took his telephone t
,.ni i.'Vim,it!nii where It
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experimented with by thou
was seen and
thousands ot visi
tors, who never suspected that it would
come to more than an Ingenious play
thing. It was two years after the Cen
tennial that the llrst telephone exchanges
under the Hell patent were established,
though a company had organized in 1S77.
It was not till ISTU that the new method
of communication was firmly established
as a commercial and social necessity, and
from that year dales the marvellous
growth of tlie Hell company. Its capital
stock on theMlstof December, I Sottas t'j-l,-OOd.OWi
and an application was made last
year to the Massachusetts legislature for
an Increase to :!0,oo(l,lKK), which is half
the amount of the entire capital stock of
the Western t'nlon Toleernoh eiimOMM V. I
I The receipts for rentals for the ll-cal I
1 year ending March 1, lss,-,, were $I,'.n1'.i,- ,
' ooo, and the net earnings for tlie coni
1 puny at Hie same lime were id, 710,000.
Five dividends of .'-!sK,oi;:l eacli were paid i
in lYil, and one ot the same amount was
I paid Jan 15, lssft, and several lime been
I paid since, t p to the loth ot .lantiary,
lssft, the total dividends paid to stock
1 holders amounted to about i4.ooo.ooo. The
original investors in Hell Telephone stock
paid from -?'i0 to -40 per share. Since then
tlie stock has been "watered" seven
times and the shares are worth jlfto each,
so that an original holder lias now eight
shares for every one that he lirst hold,
and what lie paid say?.'V) for is now worth
an iNTi:i!i:s'riNii i:xi'knsi: account.
On the 1st of January, lbft, the Hell
company controlled in the United States
and territories 77'J exchanges, 107,440 cir
cuits, 107,7H4 miles of wire, gave service to
5, 1 (is employesiiud had i;!4,000 .subscribers.
Its pay-roll last year averaged about
1 $10,000 a month, or about 1'J0,(KK) a year.
I The employes are nearly all girls, who re
1 ceive very small salaries. Tlie expenses
are very light, tlie original cot of proper
I ly small and income sure. As a moiiopo
j ly id the modern school it lias no rival,
and what it will attain to in another ten
i years, unless checked in its progress, no
one would undertake to foretell. The
character of its property, when it comes
to a valuation in dollars and e. nts, is very
, well illustrated by the insignificant
I amount it has paid to the var.oiis States
for taxes. The amount paid in all the
I United States outside ol Massachusetts
since lssi up to the beginning ol lssft
was less than 'Jft,0eio. A company that
has n combined salary and tax expeiue of
about JlftO.OOO a year, with an income of I
f.,,wu jci i, is unc munn uiuu
the modern scheme of money-making.
mi:n who havi: madk roirrf ni:s
A number of men have grown very
ricli through small investments made in
llell Telephone stock live or six years ago.
Prof. Hell who makes his home in Wash
ington, is supposed to be worth $4,000,000.
He was originally a Massachusetts man,
and when he applied for his llrst patent
was a teacher of languages in a school for
deaf and dumb. W. H. Forbes of Hoston
is the president. He is said to be worth
from W,000,(KX) to JS,000,000. which com
lortable sum has accumulated on an origi
nal investment of f04,000. Other Massa
chusetts men who have made fortunes
tho same way are Gardner G. Hubbard
of Hoston, said to be wcrth 1,000,000, C.
P. Howditcli of Hoston, and vice president
of the company is said to bo worth fully
as much. Theodore II. Vail is the man
ager of the company and is a millionaire
two or three times over. Kx-Congressinaii
W. W. Crnpo of Massachusetts is another
who has grown rich on an original small
Investment. The prollts of the company
have been distributed almost entirely
among citizens of Massachusetts.
Hy the way, it is a curious fact that tlie
Western Union Telegraph company de
rives a large income trom the Hell Tele-1
phone company. A bitter light arose be
tween the two corporations when the hit-!
ter was in its infancy, and there grew out ,
ot it a long aim oiueriy contested niiga-1
, mi. .1 II.. , !..
won. l no iniiwci vwis jumu si-ilicu in i
favor of the Hell company, so far as right
of patent was concerned, but the Western
Union did not let loose till it had got an
agreement by which it was to receive cer
tain royalties or percentages on tlie busi
ness done. For 1SS4 the amount so paid
readied tho sum of ?3s3,000 and for lbs.ft
it was over $400,000. This is by far tlie
heaviest expense borne by the Hell com
pany. an orrr.KssiVE monopoly.
After this brief recital of a marvellous
accumulation of wealth it is easy to un
derstand the importance of the suit that
Secretary Lamar recently authorized to he
brought by the government against the
Hell company. All individual suits have
failed. Gray, Dolbear, Drawbaugh, Kd
ison'and others have all tried to break the
Deli patent, but have all been unsuccess
ful, though charges of fraud in the secur
ing the Hell (intent have always found
more or less ot a hearing. The question
brought before Mr. Lamar was whether he
believed tlie evidences of fraud in secur
ing the patent justillcd the bringing of a
suit by the government to vacate the
patent. Ho decided there was. That
brings the question up to be decided on
its merits. It is somewhat of an unus
ual procedure for n suit to lie brought in
this way, hut it is entirely reasonable to
suppose that where tho government lias
evidence that a fraud has been committed
through one of its brandies that it should
sue for the nullification of the thing done.
Whether there was collusive action or not
between Hell and tho patent olllee ollicials
when he got his patent in 187(1, tlie op
pression of the monopoly built up by him
and his associates is keenly felt by tho
Horst'ord'H Aoiil I'liospliatf .
Assist Mental I.aoor.
I'rof. Aooi.ru Orr. New York, says ot the
Acid Phosphate; "1 hno been enahled to de
vote myself to hard mental labor, tioin short
ly alter breakfast till a lute hour hi the eveu
iuir without OAperlencliiK the slUlue.-t relaxa
tion, nnd 1 would not now at tiny rate dispense
If a well lie poisoned, woo bo to those who
drink thereat. It Is worse t poison tho foun
tain of life, for nno'a self and for posterity,
Often by carelessness, or misfortune, or In
heritance, tills has been done Ayer's Sar
snparilla cleanses the blood, and restoies
Itucklon's Arnica Halve.
Thk Hkst S.u.vu in tho world for Cuts,
flrulses, Sores, riccrs. Stilt Hheum, Fever Sores
Tetter, Chapped Hands, Chilblains Corns, and
all Skin Eruptions, ami p'.-imoly cures Piles,
or no pay required. His Kiiarnnteed to ttivo
perfect satlstnctlon, or money refunded.
Price 25 cents per box. Kor snlo bv Henupro
IION'T UO It.
Said ray pliysleinn, who for six mouths had
doctored mo tor dyspepsia without success,
wlien I told him 1 was tfohiK to try Sulphur
Hitters, they will only make you worse, 1 did
try them, nnd now I am n well mnn and enn
cut anythitiK. Sulphur 1 Utters nro a ureat
footo dootors. UcorgeliatMt.N'. 1. Cund 11.
results from Hint truo contentment which
indicates perfect health of body nnd mind.
You may posicn it, If you will purify and
Imljjonito your blood wlthAycr's Sarsa
parllla. K. 31. Howard, Newport, N. 11.,
writes : "I suffered for years with Scrof
uloui humors. After using two bottles ol
Aycr's Ssirsaparllla, I
fjreat relief. It has entirely restored mo to
health." James Preach, Atchison, Kans.,
writes: "To all persons suffering from
I.lver Complaint, I would strongly recom
mend Ayer's Sarsaparllla. I was afflicted
with a dlscnso of tho llvtr for nearly two
years, when a friend advised mo to tako
tlii-i medicine. It gavo prompt relief, and
has cured nic." Mrs. H. M. Kidder, 41
Dwlght St., Hoston, Mavs., writes: "For
rcvcral years I have Used Ayer's Sarsa
parllla In my family. I never feel safe,
without it. A a liver mcdicino and
general purifier of tho blood, it has no
njiial." Sirs. A. 15. Allen, Winterpock,
Va., writes: "My youngest child, two
yean of age, was taken with llowcl Com
plaint, which wo could not cure. Wo tried
many rilncdic, but ho continued to grow
worse, and finally became so reduced in
flesh that wo could only movo him upon
a pillow. It was suggested by one of tho
doctors that Scrofula might ho tho causo
of the trouble. Wo procured a bottle of
an'! ciiniincnci d givln? It t. him. It surely
v oi i i d wondi rs, 1 ii-. in a short time, ho
v. . - complete y curi il.''
FoM I . ' .'! Iiru - -'-n.
Price $! ; Si hot Me-, !."S.
1'repan d by I r. .T. ., i
2K-., I . s. A.
" CLOSING HIT "
Sale of Winter Goods
The Hatter, Furrier aiid
marked down to (he lovct prices. Muffs
from $1.00 upward shoulder capes trom L'.M
upward. Kur lined circulars ft;t.7.'), in fact
everything in tho line low tor cash.
Japanese wolf Holies .'I.7"i, nnd I'lush lined
li.OOniid S.00. Men's COON" COATS Heaver
trimmed liO.00. Hluck .lap Coats 111.00. lhitlalo
Coats nutria trim. ncd U) and 'JT-UO. Si:AI
Caps 5.00. fi.!)0 and 7..10 worth 7.50, !l.0O and
10.00, Kur Uloves 1..VJ and i.00.
Heavy I'anls, 1.C0, Heavy !ults, Heavy
nil Wool Suits, .1.00. Heavy all Wool Suits
7.50 worth 12.00, Heavy Over fonts, 1.75,
Heavy Overcoats 3.50 worth tl.00, Heavy Over
coats 4.50 worth 7.50. Hca y I'lider Shirts and
Drawers, .li'icts each. Heavy 1'nder Shirts and
Drawers, .riOetseach, Heavy SCAHbET fniler
Snirts and Drawers .55ct each. He is Hound to
close out all heavy woods r mirdless of price.
1 Church street, Burlington Vt.
H AMBURGHS !
Haiultili Sip & tortious.
Never before were as low as at
tlie present time,
The Big Bonnet Stores
Are Headquarters for these Goods.
AVe have just received about
!!)() pat terns direct trom the
importers anil have mark
ed them at prices that
will please everyone
in want of those
WE ARE SELLING
Zniihvr Worsted at 8 cents ner Inn.
Jersey Gloves nt 2" ct tormi r price 25 cts
- iis --
Ladles' 1'nder Vests 35 ct. " 1
.Newmarkets 10 00 "
" S.00 " '
" " 11.00 "
" Kur Caps 1.25 "
" All Wool Hose 15 "
Also we lmvo all colors in
Ladies' lani-Haie Tups,
And all kinds of material for mnklnir them.
Crockery, Wall Paper,
le Are Selling
Printed Chamber Sets, lOpleces, fortt.00
Tea " ,MI ". " 1.50
Copper Hottom Ten Pots 40cts.
Tin 10, 15 and 20 cts.
And in ftet all kinds of Tinware
at very low prices.
Please Give us a Call.
MILES & McMAHON,
8 and 40 Church Street.
AT THE BIG BONNET.