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NEWS AND CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28. 1900.
THE NATIONAL CAPITAL. Washington, Feb. 18. Moist Yermonters: How many timeyoubave bpen ad vised and warned to fuii'id your hab itation on a rock, so that when the floods come and beat ugHiost tlinm you could sit calmly and Hfe your neighbor who builded on the and float amidstream or stock hi 4 cellar with bull-heads from the state hatch ers. Seems as it laft week would have been a good time to have abolished the remainder of the town liquor agencies, and I trustyouhave moved energetically in the matter. Well, the Senate passed the finan cial bill last Thursday, on schedule time, and is now wrestling with the bill providing a government for Ha waii. This, in view of the plague and recent conditions there, is a matter of the most pressing necesity, and if such a thing can be said of the red-tape way Congress has of doing business no time will be lost in af fording legislative relief. Tressing the Senate for immediate attention are voters of vi tal present i m portance. Among these is the bills for the gov ernment of Porto Rico, the Philip pines and Alaska. The Quay case i liable to come up ad any time, but the case appears to have taken on a new aspect lately. Qiay's enemies are making every effort for postpon ement of consideration, and have thus far succeeded. When a majority of the Senate vote to postpone the question of admission, it of coursn in dicates a majority unfriendly toQuay. The indications now are that his friends cannot secure present consid eration, to the delay of the matters mentioned above tfbiehare of infinite ly more const quence. However, the improbable may be expected at any time in the Senate. . The House has bpen hammering away for the past week on the appro priation bills, varied by frpquent bun comb speeches on sundry side issues, and this will probably be the program this week. The latitude given discus sion in the House however, allows a member to make a speech on nearly any subject under the sun, and it is frequently done. The House may be discussing the prosperity of barbed wire fencing for Indian reservations in committee of the whole, and some member who is loaded for hired girls, as Peck's bad boy would say, twists the occasion into an opportunity to rip the administration up the back and across the shoulders for not or dering Dewey to serve ice cream to "our ally" Aguinaldo three times a day and get him full on champaign every evening. Or, the Houwe may be discussing the necessity of a ste nographer to thecommitteeon aqua fortis, and a boiling member will fill the air and aisles with gore, entrails and fractures because we have not yet voted on appropriations to supply the Boers with a daily ration of soap and fine tooth combs. That is legis lation as she is legislated iu the House, and yet, business is actually trasacted and progress is made. In the course of the discussing of the sundry civil bill in the House a day or two ago Representative Bout ell of Chicago interpeted an anti-free fiilver bill in which he said : "Silver was killed in 1890, it was buried in 1898 and I do not believe that a single member of the demo cratic minority honestly desire it res urrected. There has been an occa sional eulogy of the departed and an occasional rhetorical tear has been dropped upon the grave, but the la mentations lack the zeal of real sor row It reminds me of an epitaph I readlastsummerin Vermontover the grave of the wite of a man who had enjoyed as little of happiness and prosperity with her as the democrats have enjoyed with free silver : "Here lies my wife. All my tears cannot bring her back, Therefore, I weep!" And so wags the House find the H ma a ma tt The House Committee on Foreien Affairs has been struggling for some time with Beveral bills destined to bring our diplomatic and consular service on to a civil service basis, and last Thursday the committee refused to report any bill of the kind to the House by a tie vote of 7 to 7 in com mittee. This disposes of the matter for this session as far as the House mil is concerned. The object soueht by these bills is Identical with that of Senator Ross which is to be dealt with by the Senate. The Senator's bill may differ in detail, but the ten eral principal is the same. The action of the House Committee, as far at it is significant of anything, indicates that such a bi 1 would stand about an even chance of getting through the Senate yet. There are energetic enemies of anything in the name of civil service in both Houses, although a measure is obviously and entirely fair to all parties and intrinsically so highly meritorious should disarm all opposition. That remains to be seen however. In any event the Senator has accumulated glory enough to last him a few weeks, at least, as a re serve fund. Congressman Grout made a flying trip to Boston last Wednesday even ing, leaving the city at 5 p. ni., and arriving at Boston thenext morning, where he delivered an address on Sen ator Morrill before the Annual Meet ing of the Vermont Association in the evening. The Vermont papers have undoubtedly given you at least an abstract of the address, which was ft most scholarly production and a valuable addition to Morrill litera ture. The General returned Saturday. 'There seems to be an epidemic for the creation of new cabinet officers. Right on the heels of the bill for the establishment of a department of commerce and manufacture, referred to by me last week, comes a favora ble report from the House Commit tee on mining creating an executive department, which shall have entire charge of all affairs relating to mines, including the geological survey. This is also understood to include the quarrying of all marble, granite, slate, mica, asbestos and everything of the kind, besides minerals and ores. In this case the office would b of con siderable consequence to Vermont. That bill, however, has small chance of passing in view of the bill to create the department ot Commerce and In dustry. That would and does in clude mining and quarrying, and if any proposition is endorsed it will be the greater which comprehends the lesser. Nobody here appears to be paying any attention to the parcels postage bill, and it has not one chance in a hundred of becoming a law. It is un fortunate and mysterious that such a fellow as Pettigrew, who introduced the bill, should have the power to raise such a turmoil in Vermont news paper offices. Nobody here pays any attention to anything he does, except when he calls the President or Dewey a liar in open Senate. Then he is sat on. In place of gathering a concen sus of opinion, on the effect of a par cels postage bill, let me advise you, boys, to write Uncle Tim Wheeler of Waterbury for his prognostications on the coming sugar season. It would be at least as profitable. Governors Victors I. Spear of all of Western Orange County and Homer W. Vail of fill of Northern Windsor County, gladened the hearts of their many friends here last week by a sight of their honest and familiar Vermont faces. I understand that they gave thelndustrial Commission, before whom they appeared, some valuable information as to conditions in our end of God's country, and I am certain that they bought no green goods while they were here and did not have to borrow money to get home with. Mrs. Dewey seems to bo verv un fortunate, socially, with a large ca pacity for doing and saying the wrong thing, and every few days a new story is told of some social trouble in which shehnsinvolved her self. She would appear to be entirely devoid of tact, which may be a nat ural infirmity rather than a fault. She was very wealthy and prominent in society before her marriage with the Admiral, and her idea seems to have been that with her money and the lustre 01 his reputation she would be equalled by only one lady in the land Irom a society standpoint. But the. iron rule of society has decided differently and in opposition to her views. That there are others is par ticularly galling to her pride, so much so that her resentment takes an un comfortable and disagreeable course at times and makes her trouble. This will occasionally cause her "illness" and withdrawal from society for a few days until she recovers her good temper. I believe that there are quite a number of women in this country who would have taken her millions and George Dewey and been tolerably happy with them. It certainly seems as if this could be done. But then, there is as much difference in folks as there is in people. We will try tosym pathiza with Mrs. Dewey, and hope that she may be happy yet. The loved ones at home, combined with stern duty, have kept our Ver mont members busy during the past week. Senator Proctor was one of the guests of honor and speakers at the first annual meeting of the Wash ington Business Men's Association Thursday evening last. Within the past few days he has introduced the following: A bill to incoperate the National Red Cross to erect a pub lic building at Burlington, to al low the construction of a pneu matic tube between the government Printing Office and the Capital, to print an extra edition of the year book 01 the department of Agncult ure for distribution among the peo pie, to amend the law relative to naturalization, for the relief of Sarah Jane Johnson, to pension Edward 0. Porter, to pension Francis H. Sta ples and to increase the pensions of t lorence L. and Florence E. Stuart. Also petition of Kimball Bros., for repeal of stamp tax on medicines, of citizens to adjudicate Cuban war claims, from the Postmasters of Ben nington county to increase salaries of Fourth-class Postmasters. To these may be added bills to pension Henry VV. Walker and for the relief cf Leonard I. Brownson. In the same interval Congressman Powers introduced bills to carrv into tffect treaty stipulation' with Spain to amend the rules of the House to pension and for the relief of Francis H. Staples, for the relief of Darius E. Houghton. Also petitions and pa pers from the Merchant's Association of Boston for a competing cable line to tuba, from the Ohio Woolgrow er's Association against the ratinoa tion of the free wool treaty with the Argentine Republic, from Kimball Bros., for a repeal of the stamp tax on medicines, for certain legislation for the New York Chamber of Com merce, from the National Board of Trade relating to Philadelphia Mu seums, from the New York Mercantile Exchange, relating to the branding of cheese, from the Postmasters of Bennington county Fourth-clans to increase their compensation, from the Vermont Good Templars, r lating to the sale or liquors at Arm v posts; from the Vermont Woman Suffrage Association, for suffrage', from the A. u. uliss Company of Washington for a repeal of the stamp tax. Also a report trom the Sioux City and ra- cine Kailroad Company. In the meantime Gen. Grout had introduced the following: Bill to al low Batchelder PneumaticTuboCom pany to lay a tube from the Govern ment Printing Offiiie to the Capital. To increase pension of James F. Grey. Petition from the Chicago Federation of Labor relative to Public Lands. FromHhe National Association of Postmattrs, relive to seeond-class mad matter. From St. Johnsburj Board of Trade and Merchants Asso ciation for repeal of bankruptcy law, from Altx rt D Shaw, for military in struction in the schools, of citizens of Vermont for bill against the vivisec tion, from ttie the druggists of St. Johnsbury for repeal ot the stamp tax on medicines. From all of which it would appearNthatmosteverybody in St. Johnsbury wants something. First snow of the season of conse quence in Washington last Fridiy, About four inches fell, just right for the urshins to snowball, but too damp and melted too quick lorsleigh ing. It now exists only in memory. J. E. Harris. Mimical Notes. Among the new piano pieces of ths popular class published this month is Mr. M. S. Arnold's "Dance of the Marionettes," in E. flat (40.:.). While not a difficult piece to play, it makes a good show. There is considerable variety in theharmony,andit should please those who like light, bright music of this class. "Arethusa" (A Sketch) (50c ) and "From the Narthland" (A Dance Fragment) (50c.) are two piano so los by Mr. Bertram C. Henry, fresh from the press; both areofthe fourth grade, and both are written in D. "From the Northland" is the more romantic of the two, al though the composer has. in each, succeeded in writing something above the ordina ry. They will doubtless meet with favor among piano players who are looking for something new aud inter esting. There is always a demand for an other good two-step, and the "Cham pionship March Two-step" (50c), by Robert G. Morse, will quickly take its place among the most popular two-steps of the day. Mr. Morsb is a Harvard University man and the composer of "Ud the Street." His latest two-step, "Championship March" has a most captivating mel ody, and a spontaneity that is in fectious. It is well harmonized and must rank among the few really good two-steps. In manuscript form, it created so much enthusiasm that the publishers are sure of a hit, and have issued it for piano solo, piano four- hand, military band, orchestra, and for 1st and 2ud mandolins, mandola and guitar, with piano accompani ment. Mr. Homer N. Bart lett's latest com positions for the piano, "Capriccro" in E. minor (75c), "On the Water" (60c), and "Oriental Dance" (GOc.) were issued late in December. The composer ranks high among the best known of the modern school of com posers, and piano teachers have learn ed to look to him for some of thcIV best teaching pieces and concert num bers. These three new piano solos represent him at his best. Written in the most approved form, they are delicately harmonized, and charming ly melodious. All three are correctly fingered. The "Capnceio is moder ately difficult; "On the Water," in A, is also ot the fourth grade. 1 he melody 19 played, chiefly, by tha left band. "Oriental Dance" is a little more difficult than the others, and as the title indicates, the composition has the rhythmic and harmonic char acteristics peculiar to eastern music. The many admirers of Mr. BarMett s writings will find a fresh delight in these new pieces. "After doctors failed to cure me of pneumonia I used One Minute Cough Cure and three bottles of it cured me. It is also the best remedy on earth for whooping cough. It cured my grandchildren of the worst cases." writes J no. Berry. Loganton, Pa. It is the only harmless remedy that give immediate results. Curescoughs, colds, croup and throat and lung troubles. It prevents consumption. Children always like it. Mothers en dorte it. G. B. Foss, Hyile Park; F. HazaH, So. llvde Fark: H.J. Dwinell, Morrisville; Slmttuck" & Ron, Eden; J. J. Veaien, Stowe; Dr. Ilubbell WolcoU; C. Campbell, Centerville: C. P. Jones, Johnson; C. K. Havford, East Johnson; N. E. Hnldwin, No. Wolcou. Three months ago the famine ia In dia involved 30.000.000 persons, and 400,000 were on t he relief lists, while at present the number involved is 50,000,000, and the number on tbe lists is U200 000. If these figures show that the famine onditious have spread rapidly it must not be forgotten that they also show that the authorities are far more active in extending relief. Unfoitunately the worst of this frightful calamity is yet to come. M ature will furnish no relief until the .Inly rains, and even these may fail, as they have for sev eral years past. If they do the loss of life will assuredly be most ap palling. "I had bronchitis every winter for years aud no medicine gave me per manent relief till I began to take One Minute Cough Cure. I know it is tbe best cough medicine madp, ' savs J Koontz, Corry, Pa. It quickly cures coughs, colds, croup, asthma, grippe and throat and lung troubles. It is the children's lavorite remedy. Curea quickly. O. . Foss, Hyde Park; F. Hazard. No. Hyde Park; H. H. Dwinell, Murrixvllle; Kliattuck ft Hon, Helen; J. J. Vearen, Stowe; Dr. Hiililioll, Wolcott; (!. C'ainlicll, Centerville; C. P. June, .joniiMin; u. r. iiayiorn, casidonnson; JN. K llaldwln, No. Wolmtt. The weakness of pride is that it shuts a man up within his own re sources, which are a minus quantity as regards spiritual things.. O ASTOniA. Ihe Kind You Have Always Bought ine Kintui Resolution! ON THE DEATH OB MIPS ROHAMOND DOTV. W heeeas, It has pleased our Heavenly Father in Hi infinite wisdom to take from us our beloved Bister and fe.low worker, Rosa mond Doty. Kesolved, That tbe love she had for our League and the interest she man if, sted in its me-tines, also at home during her Hickness, has been most helpful and inspiring and have greatly endeared her to us. Resolved, That while we deeply mourn her lss, we shall remember with gratitude her Christian character, her patient fortitude, cheerful ways and faithfulness to duty, and strive to emulate ber virtues. IttsoLVEU, That we tnder our heartfelt sympathy to the sorrowing family. Kesolved, That a copy of these resolu tion be spread upon our records, another sent to t e bereaved family, and published iu the News and Citizen. B. A. Palmer, Alma M. Buohee. Arthur W. Waite. Committee. Reward. We the undersigned druggists, offer a reward of 50 cents to any person who purchases of us, two 2o cent boxes of Baxter's Mandrake Bitters Tablets, if it fails to cure consti pation, biliousness, sick-headache, jaundice, loss of appetite, sour stom ach, dyspepsia, liver complaint, or any of the diseases for which it is recommended. Price 25 cents for either tablets or liquid. We will also refund the money on one package of either if it fails to give satisfaction. W. A. bpauldmg, Elmore; Ned E. Baldwin, North Wolcott: C. P. Jones, Johnson; Hall & Cheney, Morrisville; Holmes cc Cowlee, John son; Chas. B. Swift, Garfield ; F. S. Hazard, .North Hyde Park; H. J. Dwinell, Morrisville. Rev. Dr. A. T. Pierson some years ago wrote a letter to Mr. Moodv strongly opposing the appointment of Profs. Henry Drummond and George Adam Smith as speakers at Northfield, on the ground that they were heretics. 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