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NEWS AND CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1899.
3 LETTER FROM UNCLE TOM. Hero of Harriet Meecher Stowe' Story, Wrote of III Work and Home-Owned In Detroit. From The Detroit Journal. 1 Charles L. Clark of this city has in his possession a highly valued letter dictated by "Father" Josiah Ilenson, the famous original of Uncle Tom of Harriet Beecher Stowe's story. The letter was written by his eecoad grand eon and signed by the band of the old slave. The scrawl is almost unintel ligible, as Father Henson learned to write after he was sixty-five years of age. Mr. Clark's father, George Washing ton Clark, the abolitionist singer, who was to the anti-slavery cause in a musical sense what Phillips, Garri son an4 Frederick Douglass were as orators, traveled through many cities of the Unitied States with Uncle Tom alter his escape from slavery. The touching songs, setting forth the sufferings of the slaves, werereudered doubly (ffective by the presence of the old black man whose true his tory had become so generally knou. The poems of Whittier and other lib erty poems were sung, and it is said that the eloquent speeches delivered in the many reform meetings of those days could not touch the soul as did the songs sung by Mr. Clark. Hearts were thrilled which had never feit the woes of the slave before and pro slavery bowed its head and wept for the first time. Mr. Clark assisted the old slave to obtain meass which took him to Europe, where he secured several thousand dollars. With this he bought a farm ia Canada where his large family was settled. Mr. Clark says of him : "Father Henson was a good, true, noble man, genial and witty, always good company. It was with great satisfaction that I used to serve him, otten dressing and undressing the poor slavery-made cripple. Just be fore he died he sent lor me to meet him at Chatham, Ontario, at a cele bration. I went anticipating one more meeting on earth, but was dis appointed. He was taken sick and died before I reached him. Peace to bis ashes! His soul goes marching on 1 " It was in Canada that the following letter from Uncle Tom was written to Mr. Clark and dated November 8, 1875:- George W. Clark, Dear Friend: Yours of October 31 was duly receiv ed on Saturday, November 6. It gives me untold pleasure to hear from you, therefore, I hasten to re ply. I am glad to say that I enjoy my usual health as much as can be expected for a man of my age. You wish to know my age? Well, 1 was eighty-six my last birthday, which was the 15th of last June. Dear friend, I well remember with grateful acknowledgement the great kindness you done me when you and 1 were laboring together in the anti slavery and temperance cause. The Lord has greatly blessed our feeble efforts. Great changes have taken place both in church and state since we met last. We helped to cut down the brush and the trunks of the trees, and burned them up in clearing the field. But the fields are not quite cleared yet so that the temperance plow can run a straight furrow with out meeting with some difficulty, You remember how long the roots of the white oak and the black walnut stumps will remain in the ground ex cept we keep up a process of sprout ing of the suckers so that the stump may rot. 15y and by we can take them out, root and branch, and then the temperance plow will have fair play. Perhaps if some theologian or divine was to see this they might call it negro theology because they might not know the meaning. But I know you do. I would be most happy to spo you that we migbt have a day of thanks giving together over the victories the Lord has hitherto won for us Slavery is dead, thank the Lord, and we are still alive. My family are well, but they are not quite as lame in number as some. 1 have but seven children and forty grandchildren and five great grandchildren and in a few days we expect two more. The way 1 feel now I would be glad to write you a letter as long as the moral law, but it would take up too much of your val uable time. I have been twice to England since I saw you and had the honor of being, an exhibitor at the World s Exposition and stood in the presence of our sovereign ladv, the Queen, the great Duke of Well ington and all the royal families of the civilized world. Write soon, for I should like to keep up a correspond ence with you until we meet again, whether in this world or in the good world to come. I am sitting down by a good warm fire and my second grandson is writing for me. I am dictating. I will sign my name in my own handwriting, which I could not do until after I was sixty-five Now, I remain, You.rs truly, JosiAn Henson. Robbed the Grave. A startling incident is narrated by John Oliver of Philadelphia, as fol lows: "lwasia an awlul condition My skin was almost yellow, eyes sunken, tongue coated, pain continu ally in uack and sides, no appetite growing weaker day by day. Three physicians had given me up. Then I was advised to use Electric Bitters to my great joy, the first bottle made e decided improvement. I continued their use for three weeks, and am now a w;ell man. I know they robbed the grave of another victim." No one should fail to try them. Only 50c, guaranteed, at H. J. Dwinell's drug store. FROM NATURE TO NATURE'S GOD.' I love to learn a leason From every tiny flower; Eifb nhowa the ratber'a handiwork, And His protecting power. When the lilies of the valley Their pure white Delia unfold, I think of the ptvcioua Savior Who walked this earth of old. When the roues in their beauty (Stand blushing 'mid the graen, I think ot the Rose of Sharon, Mora perfect far, I ween. When the stars in all their radiance Come foith in the evening sky, I think of the Bright and Morning Star, That shinwth now on bitfb. When the sun shines forth in splendor. After the night is done, 1 think of the Son of Righteousness, Oodra Well beloved Son. When I gaze on all the loveliness " That makei this worid so fair, 1 think of the earth made perfect, " 0 what must it be to te there 1 " To be where flowers and stars and sun, And every beauteous thing. Are dim beside the lovely Oae, Their Mak r and their King. Mrs. H. T. Foster. Cut Out for an Old Maid. An exchange says: "By squeezing a girl so hard that he broke two of her ribs, David Campbell, a Pitts burgh. Pa., carpeut r has fallen into trouble. The compliinant is Miss Aliee Dile of the E'it End, who says that Campbell called on her and hugged her so violently that two ot ber ribs were broken. Campbell has furnished bail for a hearing. There can be no doubt that this girl was cufr out for an old maid. A girl who will allow a fellow tosqueeze her and then nave nim arrested, should not be permitted to contem plate matrimony or even have a man look at her. The sympathy should be with Campbell and no jury will convict him." Our society editor says it's a won der more ribs are not broken. A Jolly " Coon Song." Part III. of the New York World's Album of Songs is entitled "There Ain't No Use to Keep on HangiDg Hound. It is bright and catchy; by Irving Jones, author of the popu lar nit, "Uet lour Money s Worth. There are ten songs in the album, which will be mailed in connection with ten numbers of the great Sun day World, for 50 cents in stamps. Write a postal for 'list and descrip tion of songs. Addieis The World, New lork. ' The Car Wheel and Business. From recently collected data it is safe t j say that there are at thpres ent moment not far from 1,500,000 railroad cars rolling over the tracks within the borders of the United States. If we multiply the num ber of cars by the number of wheels now rolling we find that there are now 12,000,000 wheels rolling. Mul tiplying the numberof wheelsby their average weight, we ascertain that they contain 7,200,000,000 pounds, or d,UUU,UUU net tons of iron. As suming the average life of a car wheel to be ten years, 1,200,C 00 new wheels will be needed each year to replace those worn out in service; and this means a yearly demand for 360,000 tons of iron for making new wheels. Philadelphia Kecord. Kodol Dyspepsia Cure is a scientific compound having the endorsement of eminent physicians and the medical press. It "digests what you eat" and positively cures dyspepsia. M A. Ketron, Bloomingdale, Tenn., says it cured him of indigestion of ten years standing. G. B. Foss. Hyde Park : F. Hazard. No. Hvde Park; H. J. Dwinell, Morrisville; Bhattuck & Son, Eden: J. J. Vearen, Stowe; Dr. Hubbell, wolcott: K). uamnoei I. uentervil e: J. 1'. Jones. Johnson; C. F. Hayford, East Johnson; N. K. Cuts of Beef Most Easily Digested. The meat from the shoulder was found in some Getman tests to be from 1 to 2 per cent more easily di gested than that from the hind quarters. The effect of different modes of preserving beef is shown in the following list arranged in the or der of digestibility : Smoked beef, roast beef, beef boiled in water, raw beef, corn beef, broiled beef. Job Couldn't Have Stood It If he'd had Itching Piles. They're terribly annoying; but Bucklen's Arnica Salve will cure the worstcases of Piles on earth. It has cured thou sands. For Injuries, Pains or Bodily Eruptions it's the best salve in ths world. Price 25c a box. Cure guar anteed. Sold by H. J. Dwinell, drug gist. Law For the Nlinrods. Before shouldering their shotguns the local Nimrods should obtain a copy of the laws enacted at the last session of the legislature and read carefully the sections pertaining to the hunting of game birds. Section 4613, Vermont sta tutes, is amended to read that no person shall at any time "take, kill, purchase or receive or cause to betaken, killed, purchased or received" a partridge or woodcock for the purpose of sale, or dispose of the same for traffic or gam. The penelty for each offence is ten dollars No person is allowed to kill more than five birds in one day with the exception of wild duck. Another new law prohibits the shooting of wild duck or geese while on thei feeding grounds between 7 o'clock i the evening of one day and 5 o'clock in tno morning of the next. Thenen elty for violating this law isateojlO Bismarck's Iron Nerve Was the result of his splendid nealtn. Indomitable will and tro mendous energy are not found where Stomach, Liver, Kidneys and Bowels are out of order. If you want these qualities and the success they bring use Dr. King's New Life Pills. Only 25 cents at U. J. Dwinell's drug store. NO MAKESHIFT. In This Case the Work was Properly Done. Any reader who has had backache and found relief by rubbing the back with liniments and lotions, understands that the relief obtained was but a makeshift, for the ache returns. There's a way to do it so the ache will not come back. Read how it's done. Mr. Fred A. Wood, of 103 Thurbers svenue, Providence, R. I., messenger for theEarle and Frews Express Co., says: In the winter of 1897 I became so en thusiastic an admirer of Doan's Kidney Pills, after they cured me of kidney trouble, I wrote to the agents unsolicited, telling them about my cure and stating that if my recommendation would help the preparation along I would be only too pleased to furnish it. It has appeared in our Providence newspapers since, and now in the month of May, 1899, I em phatically state there is not one word I wish to retract. On the other hand, I am only too pleased to re-endorse a prep aration which acts so faithfully to the representations made for it as Doan's Kidney Pills." Doan's Kidney Pills for sale by all dealers, price 50 cents. Mailed by Foster Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y., sole agents for the U. S. Remember the name, Doan's. and take no substitute. USE T AND SAVE THE lime ravel MoneV. rouble L T J and You can telephone 100 words in one minute easily. Try It A message by telephone brings immediate answer. Night Rate one-half the day' rate, except where the day rut is lor. or lens. Very cun ven lent for Hooial conversation. r WEBBINB STATIONERY We have in stock Hie fiuest grades of Wedding Stationery: Announcements, Invitations, Cards, etc., printed and when the work is comtl-ted only an expert can tell that it is not a job of engraving. We would like to do your work at the Job Department of the News and Citizen Ollice. AMERICA'S REPRESENTATIVE FASHION MAGAZINE THE DESIGNER Published Honthly WITH HANDSOME COLORED PLATES ALSO ILLUSTRATES THE CELEBRATED. Standard Patterns The only reliable patterns, because they allow seams. Subscription Price: $1.00 a year. 10 cents for single copies. CANVASSERS WANTED FOR THIS PUBLICATION. Liberal cash commission. Write for sample copy and terms to Subscrip tion Department, THE DESIGNER, 33 West 14th St., New York City. LIBEL FOR DIVORCE. STATE OF VKKMONT-LAMOI LLE COUNTY COURT. Mattik O. McI.kan, ) .vs. December Term, 1899. Sidney McLean, Jr. J W hehkas. Mattia G. MrLpan of Stowe. In thn county ol l.nmo.lle, Iihs filed In the oniBB 01 me clerk of Lamoille Coua' Court tier libel for divorce, Bettinu fort In substance that sbe was lfirallv inarrle to Sidney McLean, then of Stowo, In the county of Lamoille ami state of Vermont, on the " wuij. iro'w, oy o r.urew.a minis terof the gospel, nil further settltift forth that the said libel lee hath violated Clio marrlaRe cove nant by cotnmittit'K the crime of adultery, anil further belnn of sufficient pecuniary and physi. en ability to provide suitable maintenance for said libelliint, without cause, Krossly, wantonly and cruelly refused and neglected so to do, and prnyiiiK that for the causes aforesaid snld marriage may be dissolved and a bill of divorce granted unto the said Wattle U. McLean. And it bcinir, made to Appear that the said Kidney McLean, Jr., Is without this state, so that a citation cannot be served upon him ; Thcrcforo t is ordered that notice of tlie pendency of said libel be (riven him by publication of (lie sub. stance thereof, together with this order, In tlio fK.ws and CiTi.RN, a iit-wspiiper published at Morrisville and Hyde Park, In the Comity 01 La moille, three weeks successively, the last of which publlesliims to be nt least tlx weeks prior to the tirst day of the next term of La. moille County Court, lo be held at Hydo Park, In the County of Lamoille, on tlio llrst Tuesday of December, A. D. lH!W,at which time tlio said Sidney McLean, Jr., is ordered to appear, and show cause, if any he have, why the prayer of said petition should not be Kranted. Uivcn under my hand at Hydo Park, In the County of Lamoille, this lfiih ilnv of HiM,i.M.,l,..r l. .1). iKiW. SMITH H. Va1TK, Clerk. ELEPHONE h. C. MOODY, for Petitioner. Pointed Paragraphs. Whispers have but a brief band-to-mouth existence. The phrenologist always has his business on the brain. The president of a gas company naturally has a light income. It Seema nilper that- n rilncmrio-Vif should often get a play wrong. imitation is not considered the sincerest flattery at a patent office. Women, as a rule, hate liars, yet they very very often force men into that class. No man should be elevated to the office of ruler unless he is perfectly straight. Never ignore the silent man; he h often the only one in the crowd worth listening to. Give a neighbor your skim milk and he's apt to kick because you did not share the cream with him. ' A man has to bustle to tret a gov ernment position, but after getting it he can enjoy a good long rest. The dai kest hour is just before the dawn; but it's difficult for a man to determine when he has reached the limit of hard luck Chicago News. A $050 Pair of Twins. Mrs. James Nadpr lives on a farm near Pottstown, Penn. A year ago she was the mother of twenty-two living children, the youngest being a few months old. There was a mort gage of $550 on the little Nader property. The holder of the mort gage one day, a year ago, said in a joking way to Mrs. Nader that if her family numbered twenty-fourchildren within the coming year he would lift the mortgage. When he called to collect the year's interest on the debt. Mrs. Nader quietly conducted him to a cradle in the sitting room, exhibited to him a pair of three-weeks-old twins, and reminded him of his promise. The mortgage was cancell ed and the twias presented with $100 besides. A Thousand Tongues Could not express the rapture of Annie E. Sprirjger, of Philadelphia, when Dr. King's New Discovery cured her of a hacking cough thatfor many years had made life a burden. She says: "After all other remedies and doctors failed it soon removed the pain in my chest and I can now sleep soundly, something I can' scarcely remember doing before. I feel like sounding its praises throughout the universe." Dr. King's New Discov ery is guaranteed to cure el1 troubles of tb Throat, Cbeit or Lungs. I'rie 50c and $1. Trial bottles free at H. J. Dwinell's drug store. Siiccotanh. Takeequal quantities of shelled lima or butter beans and corn cut from the ear, having first cooked and seasoned them separately. Or cut the raw corn from the ear, by scoring each row and pressing the pulp out with the back of the knife, and when the beans are nearly soft add the com and cook fifteen minutes. Add cream, butter, salt and pepper. "Thesr are simrlv rjerfet." write! Rob't Moore, of La Fayette, Ind., of DeWitt s Little Early litters, the 'famous little pills for conttiDation and all liver ailments, ever gripe. G. B. Foss. Hvde Park: F. Hazard, No. Hyde Park; H. J. Dwinell, Morrisville; Shattuck & Son, Eden; J. J. Vearen, Stowe; Dr. Hubbell, Woicott; C. Campbell, CentervUle; C. P. Jones, Johnson; v. r . iiayiora, r.aBi, joiiusou; n. r,, Baldwin, Iso. Wolcott. Thirty years ago there were only two dozen explosive compounds known to chemists; now there are over 1000 There's always hope while there's One Minute Cough Cure. "An attack of pneumonia left my lungs in bad shape and I was near the first stages of consumption. One Minute Cough Cure completely cured me," writes Helen Mcllenry, Bismark.N.D. Gives instant relief. O. B. Foss, Hyde Park; F. Hazard, No. Hyde Park; II. J. Dwinell, Morrisville; Shattuck Son, EdeD ; J, J. Vearen, Stowe ; Dr. Hubbell, Wolcott; C. Campbell, CentervUle; C. P. Jones, Johnson; Kl. Jr. iiayioru, r.iisi uuiiusou; in. n Baldwin, No. Wolcott. A steamer is now on her way from Yokohoma to Honolulu with 9,310 Japanese laborers on board. Cheap labor is in great demand there, but opposition to such wholesale impor tations U developing. CASTOR I A For Infants and Children. The Kind You Have Always Bought Signature of The $300,000 which Congress ap propriated for the experiment of rural aenvery in cum pmceu no should be selected by the Postmaster General, is already absorbed. iw the f 1,16 Kinl1 Have Always Bought Signature of Cotton mills of Dalton.Ga., have declared a stork dividend of 83 per cent and a cash dividend of 10 per cebt. This beats the world s record jo cotton dividends. "It wasnlmost a miracle. Burdock Blood Hitters cured me o( a terrible breaking out nil over t he tioay. i am .very grawtui. )lis Juliar Hbridife, west cornwcll, Conn. The lifeboats around the British coast during the year rescued G82 people. OAHTOniA, Ben the 1 he Kind You Have Always Bought The Kind You Have Always in use lor over 30 years, e - and has been made under his per- 'ffly'?, sonal supervision since its infancy. All Counterfeits, Imitations and "Just-as-good" are but Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of Infants and Children Experience against Experiment What is CASTORIA Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It is Pleasant. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotio substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Worms and allays Feverishness. It cures Diarrhoea and "Wind Colic. It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation and Flatulency. It assimilates the Food, regulates the) Stomach and Bowels, giving healthy and natural sleep The Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend. GENUINE CASTORIA ALWAYS S7 Bears the The KM You Have Always Bought In Use For Over 30 Years. THE CCNTAUR COMPHNV. TT MURRAY STRtrT, NEW YORK CITY. M,:ILi The Bank that loans no P 0 U L And Trust Company, IIYDK PARK, VT. Commenced business January 1, 1889. Assets July 1, 1899, $673,248.46. Increase of deposits since January 1, 1899, over $100,000.00. Some of its Special Features: The Lamoille County Savings Bank and Trust Company takes care of home interests. It always has money to loan to the people of Lamoille County, and of such portions of adjacent counties as constitute a legitimate field for the investments of this Bank. It has never for one moment deviated from this line of action, and no panic or stringency has ever been so severe as to compel its managers to decline a Lamoille County loan if good, and coming within the rules of the Bank and the law. It acts as an intermediary between Vermonters who have money to loan and Vermonters who wish to borrow. It will continue in the future as in the past, a painstaking, careful, conserv ative steward in the investment and management of the funds of the people entrusted to its care. ' Safety, rather than high rates of interest, has ever been its motto. Because of the foregoing facts, it asks your patronage, whether you wish tc borrow or lend. TEN UNIQUE CLAIMS. The Lamoille County Savings Bank and Trust Company completed its first decade January 21, '99. Its record is expressed briefly in the following ten claims : 1st. Not a dollar lost by bad investments in the ten years. 2d. Not a dollar of doubtful assets owned to-day so far as is known. 3d. Never a moment's delay asked on any application for withdrawal. 4th. Never a loan refused in its legitimate field for loaning, if good and within the law. 5th. Never a dollar invested outside of Vermont. 6th. Not a dollar of assets owned outside of Lamoille and adjacent counties. 7th. It has never paid to depositors less than four per cent, compounded semi-annually and is paying that to-day. 8th, Never a dollar loaned at more than six per cent. 9th. An accumulated surplus exceeding 73 per cent, of its capital stock. 10th. A continuous growth from the start, each six months, showing an increase of deposits and assets over the previous six months. CARROLL S. PAGErrrcsident. H. 31. 3IcFARLANI), Vice-President. C. A. KNIGHT, Treasurer. DIRECTORS : Carroll S. Page, H. M. McFarland, S. A. Fife, O. F. Gates, R. W. Hulburd, Arba A. Pike. PROTECT YOUE FAMILY Every man living and in GOOD HEALTH should take a life insurance policy AT ONCE for the protection of his family, or as an ENDOWMENT for his own use in OLD AGE. No better policies are issued by any company than the new up to-date GUARANTEED VALUE policies of the Vermont Life a o o 1 OF BURLINGTON, VT. AGENTSI.WANTED IN VERMONT- Address T. K. MILNE, Vt. Agency Mgr. Burlington, Vt. OR J. H. ATCKINSON, General Agent, Morrisville, Vermont. Office with F. G. Fleetwood, Gleed Block. XXTSUHE YOUH CHILDHEU Job Printing? We Do It. Bought, and which has been has borne the sinatnre of Signature of money outside of Vermont. inly in B M H M o H a Insurance Co., 48