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NEWS AND CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1897.
.... s - NS OF THE TONGUE. RbV. DR. TALMAGE PLEADS FOR HON EST WORDS AND DEEDS. He Sietk of Agricultural, Commercial, Mechanical and Erclesiaatiral Llo A riain I'lea For Telling; the Truth The Masquerade l'.all. Copyright, 1S97, by Amorlcan Press Asso ciation. Washington, Oct. 24. Dr. Tnlmago in this discourse jjives a. vivid classification of tho vices of speech and pleads for honesty in nil that Is said and done. His text is Act3 v, 1-10, "A certain man named An anias, with Sapphira, his wife, sold a pos session, " etc. A well matched pair, alike in ambition and in falsehood, Ananias and .Sapphira. They wanted a reputation for great benefi cence, and they sold all their property, pretending to put the entire proceeds in the charity fund while they put much of at In their own pocket. There was no ne cessity that they give all their property away, but they wanted the reputation of so doing. Ananias first lied about it and dropped down dead. Then Sapphira lied about it, and she dropped down dead. The two fatalities a warning to all ages of tho danger of sacrllicing tho truth. There aro thousands of ways of telling a lie. A man's whole life may bo a false hood, and yet never with his lips may ho falsify once. There is a way of uttering falsehood by look, by manner, as well as by lip. There are persons who are guilty of dishonesty of speech and then afterward Bay "maybe, " calling it a white lie when no lie is that color The whitiest lie ever told was as black as perdition. There are those so given to dishonesty of speech that they do not know when they are lying. With some it is an acquired sin, and with others it is a natural infirmity. There aro those whom you will recognize as born liars. Their whole life, from cradle to grave, is filled up with vice of speech. Mis representation and prevarication aro as natural to them as the infantile diseases and are a sort of moral croup or spiritual scarlatina. Then there are those who in after life have opportunities of developing this evil, and they go from deception to deception and from class to class, until they are reg ularly graduated liars. At times tho air in our cities is filled with falsehood, and lies cluster around the mechanic's ham mer, blossom on the merchant's yardstick and 6otnetimes sit in the doors of churches. They are called by somo fabrication and they are called by some, fiction. You might call them subterfuge, or deceit, or romance, or faille, or misrepresentation, or delusion, but as I know nothing to be gained by covering up a God defying sin with a lexicographer's blanket, I shall call them in plainest vernacular, lies They may be divided into agricultural, commer cial, mechanical, social and ecclesiastical. Agricultural Falsehoods. First of all, 1 speak of agricultural false hoods. There is something in the presenco of natural objects that has a tendency to mako ono pure. The trees never issue falso stock. The wheatfields are always honest, ltye antl oats never move out in tho night, not paying for the placo they occupy, t'orn shocks never make false assignment. Mountain brooks aro always current. The goMof the wheatfiehls is never counterfeit. But while the tendency of agricultural life is to make one honest, honesty is not tho characteristic of all who come to the city markets from the country districts. You hear tho creaking of the dishonest farm wagon in almost every street of our great cities a farm wagon in which there is not one honest spoke, or ono truthful rivet, from tongue to tailboard. Again and again has domestic economy in our great cities foundered on the farmer's firkin. When New York and Washington sit down and weep over their sins, let Westchester county and the neighborhoods around this capital sit down and weep over theirs. The tendency in all rural districts is to suppose that sins and transgressions clusr ter in our great cities, but citizens and merchants long ago learned that it is not eafo to calculate from the character of the apples on the top of tho farmer's barrel what is the character of the apples all tho way down toward the bottom. Many of our citizens and merchants have learned that it is always safe to seo tho farmer measuro tho barrel of beets. Milk cans aro not always honest. There aro those who in country life seem to think they have a right to overreach grain dealers and mer chants of all styles. They think It is more honorablo to raise corn than to deal in corn. The producer sometimes practically says to the merchant, "You get your money easily anyhow. " Does ho get it easily? While tho farmer sleeps and ho may go to sleep conscious of tho fact that his corn and rye aro all tho timo progress ing and adding to his fortuno or his liveli hood tho merchant tries to sleep, while conscious of the fact that at that moment the ship may bo driving on tho rock or a wave sweeping over tho hurricane deck spoiling his goods, or the speculators may bo plotting a monetary revolution, or the burglars may lie at that moment at his money safe, or tho lire may have kindled on the very block where his store stands. Easy, is it? Let those who get their liv ing in tho quiet farm and barn tako tho place of ono of our city merchants and seo whether it is so easy. It is hard enough to bavo tho hands blistered with outdoor work, but it is harder with mental anxi cties to have tho brain consumed. God help tho merchants And do not let those who livo In country mo come to tnu con elusion that nil the dishonesties belong to city life Commercial Llei, I pass on to consider commercial lies There aro those who apologize for devia tions from the right and for practical do in, envinu If, la e.iiiiniiRrciai custom lUfll'll'll nj.n - -- In other words, a llo by multiplication bo .., o vint mi. There are lanre fortunes tUIIICD " -- ' gathered in which there is not ono drop .kn .u-t.nr unremitted toll, and not Ul Lliw J I ' . - - - ,- one spark of bad temix-r Hashes from tho bronze bracket, anu mere is nut whs unv of needlewoman's heart's blood on tho crimson plush, while tlicro are ot lienor tunes about which it may be said that on ,...., .innrknnh nnd on every Hifure of tl.e carpet and on every wall there is tho mark of dishonor What if the hand wrung by toil and blistered until the skin comes off should bo placed on the exiiinito wall pa blood four fln- ' i .u,,,iiv Or if in tho nlirht tho limn should be aroused from his slumber aln and again by His own eousc.cnce, getting himself up on cdlww and crying out Into the darkness, "Who is there! iei,..- ., inrirn fortunes upon which JLlllSiV M.w - ilawn. mm it is iunt uh honest and Just ns Christian to be allliient as it is to bo poor in many ' is a blessing on every pictured wan aim on every scroll ond on every irawrai" dow. and tho joy that flashes in tho limits and Ibut showers in the music and tliut duii'f-s in the quirk feet of the children pattering through the hall has in it the favor of God and the approval of man. And there are thousands and tensof thou sands of nierchant-s who, from tho first day they sold a yard of cloth or firkin of butter have maintained their integrity. They were born honest, they will live hon est and they will die honest. But you and I know that there aro in commercial life those who are guilty of great dishonesties of speech. A merchant says, "1 am sell ing these goods at less than cost." Is ho getting for those goods a prico inferior to that which he paid for them? Then he has spoken the truth. Is ho getting more? Then ho lies. A merchant says, "I paid $25 for this article. " Is that the price he paid for it? All right. But suppose he paid for it $2a instead of $26? Then he lies. But there are just as many falsehoods beforo tho counter as there are behind the counter. A customer comes in and asks, "How much is this article?" "It is $5." "lean get that for $4 somewhere clso." Can ho get it for $t somewhere clso or did ho say tlmt just for the purpose of getting it cheap by depreciating the value of the goods? If so, he lied. There are just as many falsehoods before tho counter as there aro behind the counter. A man unrolls upon the counter a bale of handkerchiefs. The customer says, "Are these all silk?" "Yes." "No cot ton in them?" "No cotton in them." Aro those handkerchiefs all silk? Then the merchant told the truth. Is there any cot ton in them? Then ho lied. Moreover, he defrauds himself, for this customer coming in will after awhile find out that he has been defrauded, and the next time he comes to town and goes shopping lie will look up at that sign and say, "No, I won't go there; that's the place where I got those handkerchiefs. " First, the mer chant insulted God, and. secondly, he picked his own pocket. ho would take the responsibility of saying how n l ny falsehoods were yester day told by hardware men, and clothiers, and lumbermen, and tobacconists, and jewelers, and importers, and shippers, and dealers in furniture, and dealers in coal, and dealers in groceries? Lies about buc kles, about saddles, about harness, about shoes, about hats, about coats, about shov els, about tongs, about forks, about chairs, about sofas, about horses, about lands, about everything. ' I arraign commercial falsehood as one of tho crying sins of our time. Mechanical Lies. 1 pass on to speak of mechanical false hoods. Among tho artisans are those upon whom wo are dependent for the houses in which wo live, tho garments we wear, the cars in which we ride. Tho vast majority of them are, so far as I know them, men who speak the truth, and they are upright, and many of them are foremost in great philanthropies and in churches, but? that they all do not belong to that class every one knows. In times when there is a great demand for labor it is not so easy for such men to keep their obligations, because they may miscalculate in regard to the weather or they may not be able to get the help they anticipated in their enterprise. 1 am sieaking now of those who promiso to do that which they know they will not be able to do. They say they will come on Monday. They do not come until Wednes day. They say they will come on Wednes day. They do not come until Saturday. They say they will have tho job done in ten days. They do not get it done before 30. And when a man liecomes irritated and will not stand it any longer then they go and work for him a day or two and keep the job along, and then someone else gets irritated and. outraged, and they go and work for that man and get him paci fied, anil then they go somewhere else. I believe they call that "nursing the job." Ah, my friends, how much dishonor such men would save their souls if they would promise to do only that which they know they can do! "Oh," they say, "it's of no importance. Everybody expects to lie deceived and disappointed. " There is a voice of thunder sounding among the saws and the hammers and tho shears, saying, "All liars shall have their place in tho lako that burns with lire and brim stone. ' ' I pass on to speak of social lies. How much of society is insincere? You hardly know what to believe. They send their regards. You do not exactly know whether it is an expression of tho heart or an ex ternal civility. They ask you to come to their house. You hardly know whether they really want you to come. We are all accustomed to take a discount off what wo hear. "Not at home" very often means too lazy to dress. I was reading of a lady who said she had told her last fashionable lie. There was a knock at her door, and she sent word down, "Notathomo. That night her husband said to her, "Mrs. So-and-so is dead." "Is it possible I" she said. "Yes, and sho died in great anguish of mind. She wunted to see you so very much; sho hud something very important to diseloso to you in her last hour, and she sent three times today, but found you ab sent every time. " Then this woman be thought herself that sho had had a bargain with her neighbor that when tho long pro tracted sickness was about to come to an end she would appear at her bedside and take tho secret that was to bo disclosed. And sho had said sho was "not at homo." Social life is struck through with insin cerity. They apologize for tho fact that tho furnace is out; they have not had any flro in it all winter. They apologize for the faro on their table; they never live any better. They decry their most lux uriant entertainment to win a shower of approval from you. They point at a pic ture on tho wall as a work of one of the old masters. They say it is an heirloom in tho family. It hung on tho wall of a cas tle. A duke gave it to their grandfather! People that will lie about nothing else will lio about a picture. On small income we want tho world to believe we are alllucnt, and society today is struck through with cheat and counterfeit and sham. How few pooplo aro natural I Frigidity sails around, iceberg grinding against iceberg. You must not laugh outright. That is vulgar. You must smilo. You must not dash quickly across the room. That is vulgar. You must glldo. Much of socie ty Is a round of bows and grins and gri maces and oh's and ah's and he, he, he's and sinipcrlngH and namby painbylsm, a whole world of which is not worth one good honest round of laughter From such a hollow scene tho tortured guest re tires at tho close of the evening, assuring tho host that ho has enjoyed himself So ciety is become so contorted and deformed in this respect that a mountain cabin Whero the I ustics gather at a quilting or an apple paring has in it more good cheer than all the frescoed refrigerators of the metropolis KcIcIbIIbI Lin. 1 pass on to speak of ecclesiastical lies, those which are told lor the adwmccmcnt or retarding of a church or sect It is hardly worth your while to ask an ex treme Calvinist what an Armlnian Iw lieves. He will tell you that an Arminiu.i believes thut man can save himself. An Arniinian believes no such thing. It is hardly worth your while to ask an ex trenio Arniinian what a Calvinist believes. Ho will tell you that a Calvinist believes that God made some men just to damn them.. A Calvinist believes no such tiling. It is hardly worth your while to ask a Pedo-Baptist what a Baptist believes. Ho will tell you a Baptist believes that im mersion is necessary for sahntion. A Bap list does not believe any such thing It is hardly worth your while to ak a man who very much hates Presbyterians what a Presbyterian believes. He will tell you that a Presbyterian believes that there are infants in hell a span long, and that very phraseology has come down from genera tion to generation in t lie Christian church. Thero never was a Presbyterian who be lieved that. "Oh," you say, "I heard some Presbyterian minister 20 years ago say so " You did not. There never was a man who believed that. There never will ho a man who will believe that. And yet from boyhood I have heard that par ticular slander against a Christian church going down through the community. Then, how often it is that there are mis representations on tho part of individual churches in regard to other churches, espe cially if a church conies to great prosper ity. As long as a church is in poverty, and the singing is poor, and all the surround ings are decrepit, and the congregation nro so hardly bestead In lifo that their pastor goes with elbows out, then there will always be Christian people in churches whosay, "Whatapity; whatapityl" But let the day of prosperity come to a Chris tian church and let tho music bo triumph ant, and let there be vast assemblages, and then there will bo even ministers of the gospel critical and denunciatory and full of misrepresentation and falsification, giv ing the impression to the outside world that they do not like the corn because it is not ground in their mill. Oh, my friends, let us in all departments of life stand buck from deception But some ono says, "The deception that I practice is so small that it doesn t amount to anything. " Ah, my friends, it does amount to a great deal You say, "When I deceive. It is only about a case of needles or a box of buttons or a row of pins." But tho article may be so small you can put it' In your vest pocket, but the sin is as big as the pyramids, and the echo of your dishonor will reverberate through the mountains of eternity. There is no such thing as a small sin. They aro all vast and stupendous, because they will all have to come under inspection in the day of judgment. You may boast yourself of having made a fine bargain a 6harp bar gain. You may carry out "what the Bible says in regard to that man who went in to make a purchase and depreciated tho valuo of the goods and then after he had got away boasted of the splendid bargain ho had made. "It is naught, it is naught, saith tho buyer, but when he is gono his way then he boasteth. " It may seem to the world a sharp bargain, but the record ing angel wrote down in the ponderous tomes of eternity, "Mr. So-and-so, doing business on Pennsylvania avenue or Broad way or Chestnut street or State 6trcet, told one lio. " Speak the Truth. May God extirpate from society all the ecclesiastical lies, and all the social lies, and all the mechanical lies, and all the commercial lies, and all the agricultural lies, and make every man to speak the truth of his neighbor. My friends, let us mako our lifo correspond to what we are. Let us banish all deception from our be havior Let us remember that the timo comes when God will demonstrate before an assembled universe just what wo are. The secret will come out. We may hide it while we live, but we cannot hide it when we dio. To many lifo is a masquerade ball. As at such entertainment gentlemen and ladies appear in garb of kings or queensor mountain bandits or clowns and then at tho close of the dance put off their disguise, so many all through life are in mask. The masquerade ball goes on, and gemmed hand clasps gemmed hand, and dancing feet respond to dancing feet, and gleaming brow bends to gleaming brow, and tho masquerade ball goes bravely on. But after awhile languor conies and blurs the sight. Lights lower. Floor hollow with sepulchral echo Music saddens into a wail. Lights lower. Now the masquer ade is hardly seen The fragrance is ex changed for tho sickening odor of garlands that have lain a long while in the dump of sepulchers Lights lower Mists till the room. Tho scarf drops from the shmiluer of beauty, a shroud Lights lower Turn leaves and withered garlands now h.irdly cover up tho ulcered feet Stench of lamp wicks almost quenched. Choking (!u,r, p ness. Chilliness Feet still Hands li.K.eii. Eyes shut Voice hushed Lights out A Great Surprise Is In Store for those who will go to-day and get a package of URAIN-0. It takes the place of coffee at about the cost. It is a food drink, full of health, and can be eiven to tne cniidren as wen as the adult with great benefit. It is made of puregraiDS and looks and tastes like the finest grades of Mocha or Java coffee. It satisfies everyone A cup of Grain-0 is better for the system than a tonic, because its benefit is permanent. What coffee breaks down Grain-0 builds up. Ask vnur EToeer hor Grain-0. 15c. and 2oc. Prosperity has reached North Car olina. Gen. William It. Cox, speaking for the eastern part of the state re cently, said that the crops excelled any since leo'J, which was a record Tear. J. C. Berry, one of the best known citizens of Spencer. Mo., testifies that he cured himself of tne worst kind ot riles bv using a few boxes of De- Witt's Witch Hazel Salve. He had been troubled with piles tor over thirty years and had used many dif ferent kinds of so-called cures; but DeWitt's was the one that did the work and he will verify this state ment if any one wishes to write him 0. R. Fobs, Hyde Park: Oeo. B. Allen. No Hvde Park: U. J.Dwinell. Morrisville; Shat tuck & Son. Eden; J. J. Vearen. Htowe; I)r Huhbell, Woleott; C. Campbell, Ceutreville C. I'- Jones, Johnson. Finland appears to be a paradise for fishermen. One skilllul native flsti erman caught in flvedaysC74pounds of salmon and grayling. He is said once to have caught with the rod 1000 pounds of fish in three weeks "Burdock Blood Hitters entirely cured me of a terrible breaking out all over my body, It Is a wonderful medicine." Miss Julia LI bridge, box 85, West Cornwall, Coon, STATE NEWS. Henry C. Mower, one of the ollet loenmo. tive enuiiieern in New bimlaiin. died nt L.vn- onv''l r'riilHV nmrninir. aitnl 0 He k-.in r 44 yeHin in the etnly of tUe I'dseumpcic and HiKtiin etui mhiim roHdH. Willimn Lednke. 28. a private in ooniparv M, Vermont National Guiinls, of Hn 1 1 n w t n , ied riiHHdny h em a In'iuorrhtmeKxid to have lieen m Hfl bv the rebound of h rifle h" ned t, th' tHritft eliootinti competition laxt, week. Rv. 4. B Knowles at atriid held recently t Went- Kurke, whk expell-d from Uie mini try and membeifhip of the Methodist chuieb n three chHtuex: dishonesty, l line mid uii- hriHtimi and uiiminiHterial coudnet. hr P. N (JrHniier was council in behalf i f the huich. The case was so clear as to b- ud- miHtakable. At I he Teacher's Institute held at Wood- stork last week theneofHeern wereelected : Pres ident, E. H. Whitehii! of Woodstock; sicre turv. S H. Ernkiue of Rutland; treasurer. N. ,1. Whitehill of Montpelier; executive commit- e, F. A. Bairnall of St. Albans, C. C. Davis of W hite River Junction, D. Y. Cumsto k of St. Jnhusbury; legislative committee, 0. D. Mattheweon of Harre, H. U. wheeler ot Kur- uicton, W. E. Ranger of Johnson. The following were elented at the annual meeting of the Vermont HHr association nt Montpelier Wednesday: President, CIihr. P. Hoiian of St. Alhans; vice-presidents, Harry Rlorigett of St. Jobimbury, P. M. Meldou of Rutland, H. E. Rusted of St. Albans; secre tary, Georne W. Wing ef Montpelier; treas- rr, Hiram (a'lt.ou of Montpelier; maim ers, r red A. HowlaiKl ol .Montpelier. Knhert Roberts of Burlington, J. L. Martin ol Brat tlehoro, W. B. Sheldon of Bemiingtoii. Thewritingdesk which was used by Thomas Chittendeu, the first governor, of Vermont, as come into the possession of E. A. Cliit- fiiden, general Ireijjht auent ol the Central Vermont railroad. The desk wus niven Mr. hittendcu by F. C. Wilkinsof Williston. It as presented to him by Mrs. Betsey Chitten- en, tlie wile ol 1 rum tin Lluttenclen, son ot Martin Chittenden, the second governor of he state. The desk is of the richest cherry inlaid with bandHouie white woods. It, was brought to this country from England and is handsome piece ot furniture. Some Vermont Democrats are trvinst to galvanize the dend silver question into life. wording to the IJurlingtou INews. It is un ouneed that the state Democratic club is ar- ranninn for a series of meetings on bimetal ism in different parts of the state to begin the latter pare of November, and continue through the winter. The speakers who have lready promised to engage in the work are A. U. Jackson ot Montpelier, ex-Mayor Tlios. H. Brown of Rutland, R. S. ( hilds of Biattb-boro, V. A. l ullard ot Burlington, and . r . Bullard or Hardwick. The summary of the parochial statistics of the Episcopal church shows that there are 9005 baptized members of thechuicb in Ver mont, of whom 4630 are communicants. There weie 277 bnptisrns last, year, 18C eon- himations, lib uinrriaues, nnd 21) burials. Thennmberof clergy attached to the diocese, c uitiiiu' the lutdiop, is 44 (an increase ol ine since Bishop Hall cume to Vermont). These seive 58 paiishts and missions and Impels. The total contributions for the ear, as reported, were Jho.OOd !U ; and the ulueof all church property is $05:1.387.54, HKainst, which are debis amounting to $20, (572 tO. The Norwich public library and graded boot building was destroyed by tire at a late hour Wednesdavevening. It, nsa three- tory brick structure valued at $4000 and was pirtinlly insured. The buildiuu was one of the oldest historic structures, in the sec- ion. having been erected iu 1834 by Ahlen Pattiidue, und lor years used as a military school, the famous Norwich university. Re- entlv it had heen used tor the graded i-choo's of the town. It nlso contained the hall ol the Innior Order United American Mechanics. The library coutained .'I0u0 volumes, neatly all of which, together with t'e furnishings, were saved. 1 he nre caught in an adjoining hed and is supposed to have been of incendi ary origin. The officers elected by the Veimmt Medical Assoviationforthecoming year nre as follows: President, Lyman Rogers of Bennington; vice-president, William I). Huntington ol Rochester; secretary, U. ( . tiawley ot Hur- hngton ; treasurer, I), ft. Kemp of Montpelier; uuditor, E. S. A I bee ol Bellows Fulls; execu tive committee, Lyman Rogers ot Benning ton, D. C. Haftley of Burlington, and .1. X. ieuneof St. Alhans: publication committee. D. C. Hawley of Burlington, Lyman Rogers of Bennington, and M. C. Twitchell ol Bur- hngtoi ; license censors, H. linkham, H. H. Lee, nnd ('. W. Strobell; committee on necrology, C. W. Parker, D. F. Rugg, and E. M. Brown ; special committee on legislation, V. N. Piatt. A. B. BUbee, and W. S. Nay. At the session of the Vermont grand lodge of Good Templars in Randolph officers were elected as follows: Grand Chief Templar, Chauncey H. Hay den. Underbill; grand chuu cellor, A. L. Ahirich, West Burke: grand vice templar, Miss Ethel Gould, Randolph; grand superintendent of juvenile templars, Mrs. 0. S. Willey, Barre; grand secretary, h. U. r.d gerton, Northtield; grand treasurer, U. A. Hatch, Strafiord, grand auditor, William H. Matthews, Middlebnry. These officers were appointed : Past grand chief templar, George t.. Wattles, Uennmgtou; grand chaplain, Rev. E. W Sturtevant, East Braintree; grund marshal, E. L. Kelley, West Salisbury ; grand guard, Mrs. H.A.Russell, Gallup Mills; grand assistant secretary, Mrs. C. D. Edgerton, iNorthneld ; grand deputy marshal, Miss Mary Moore, St. Albans; graud messenger, Elmer h. St. John, Hubuardton. these nnd the elective officers were installed by Dr. Mann of Brooklyn. CRAFTSBURY. Mrs. Trudo is very poorly this fall. Mr. Lewis was in Morristown last week. looking for a farm. Willis Reed is moving his family into Port Davison s tenement. Mrs. M. M. Brown has sold her house in Albany to Dr. Campbell. C. N. Bailey and wile of Stowe have been visiting their son William. Port Davison has hired Willis Reed of North Wolcott for one year. "Uncle" Alex Sheer is improving in health and is quite smart for a man of bis age. The people at the Common have been re pairing their church and putting iu new win, dows. LOWELL. II. J. Stewart has the cellar completed lor his new bouse. William Davenport of Montreal is visiting at o. Morton s. Herbert Wheelock and wife ot Wolcott were guests of George Stewart's people last week. George Stewart and wife' visited Herbert Wheelock and wife at Wolcott, and also Dexter Brown and wife of Morrisville recently CASTORIA For Infants and Children. Tht fae limlli llgatiurt Of tin tTIrr vrtppir. DeWitt's Little Early Risers. Th famous little pills. AN OPEN To MOTHERS. WE ARE ASSERTING IN THE COURTS OUR RIGHT TO THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF THE WORD "CASTORIA," AND "PITCHER'S CASTORIA," AS OUR TRADE MARK. J, DR. SAMUEL PITCHER, qf Eyanrds, Massachusetts, was the originator of "PITCHER'S CASTORIA." the same that has borne and does now on every bear the facsimile signature cf CcU wrapper. This is the original "PITCHER'S CASTORIA," which has been used in the homes of the Mothers of America for over thirty years. LOOK CAREFULLY at the wrapper and see that it is the kind you have always bought T" on e and has the signature- cf Oca&z-: wrap per. No one has authority from me to use my name ex cept The Centaur Company of - which Chas. II. Fletcher is March 8, 1897. Ck$L y,h,p. Do Not Be Deceived. Do not endanger the life cf your chiid by accepting a cheap substitute which some druggist may offer you (because he makes a few more pennies on it), the in gredients of which even . lie does not know. "The Kind Yon Have Always Bonght" BEARS THE FAC-SIMILE SIGNATURE OF Insist on Having The End That Never Failed Yon, THE CCNTAUR COMPANY, TT MURRAY STRCCT. HEW YORK CITY. T. S. Xoyes, President. G. W. Hendee, Vice-President. H. M. Rich, Treasurer. The Union Savings Bank & Trust Co MORRISVILLE, VERMONT. Capital, $50,000. Assets, Qct. 1297, 5500,000. Stoholders' Guaranty to Djpositors, $120,000, Aiwmnt subject to check unlicitcn. Four per cent, interpst euarantped on Hiivinsra 1ppo-irn. Interest beffinn th tirt ol nach month on cum 1p ponit.Hil on cr itfdorv the 5th of th month. No charrp tor service in mak ing Iohtih. IIIIE TOSt : U. S. Nove-. G. W. HmoVe, H. II. Powers. C. A. Rich, C. H. Stearns, C. T'. VVthprl.. H. A. .Slavton, C. R. Churchill. K. M. Rich. At The Old Down Town Store Are some bargains which it will be for your interest to investigate : Small Plaids, 15 styles, at 5 cents per yard. Outings from 5 cents up. 2co yards Hamilton Prints, short lengths, good styles 5 cents. En dor and Redfield Suitings, 28 inches wide, 10 cents, Just the thing for children. White quilts at low prices. TIMEIS MONEY. Take time to look over our stock and Save Honey f Or the Sane quality cf goods. H. P. MUNSON, Morrisville, - - Vermont. flore for your money f TDXTITPf TOFh f Than any house offers. 1 LJ 1x1 1 lC HENRY J. NELSON, Burlington, Vt. Our Styles and Finish are different from other deal ers. Why? Because we huy of the Best Manufacturers. Our prices are lower lor the highest grade of Furniture. Come and see for yourself. Our Chamber Sets, seven pieces, - $12.50 Polished Oak Chamber Sets - - 35.00 Parlor Suites. Odd Chairs, Desks, Enameled Iron Bedsteads, Odd Bureaus. Fxtension Tables Refrigerators and Bedding. The largest stock; the best goods and lowest prices. HENRY J. NELSON. We Are Headquarters For Carriages & Harnesses Of All Kinds. Best Quality ! CHILD & Hyde Park, BUTTER BOXES.. I am now manufacturing e-pound crated Butter Boxes, as good as anyone, and will sell the same as I others do for goods to merchants and farmers, and make a discount for spot cash on these boxes, as well as anything else I have. SLAB-WOOD ! T am still r1fli vcrinsr i ' cords drv Sl.ih Wood for o t i.oo cash. You have a right to you cnoose ; ana u it is creaii you want i preicr 10 have you buy of others, as I make the price for cash only. A. F. WHITNEY, MORRISVILLE, LE Lowest Prices ! WAITE CO., - Vermont. j " . pay 95c to others, if Q VERMONT. 1:1 ml t mi 3 S3