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NEWS AND CITIZEN, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26. 1900.
News and Citizen MORRISVILLE AND HYDE PARK. L. H. LEWIS, EDITOR. WBSM TICKET. FOB PRESIDENT. WILLIAM McKIXLEY of Ohio. FOB VICE-PRESIDENT, THEODORE ROOSEVELT of New York. Henry C. Payne, Vice Chairman of the National Republican Committee, remarks: "After all, Illinois, Indi ana and Ohio form the real battle ground for the campaign of 1900." There will be no apposition to the candidacy of Fletcher D. Proctor for Speaker of the Uouse. F. D. Hale and C. P. Emery have both with drawn, and we should not be sur prised if the Democrats got onto "the band wagon" and made no party nomination. v By what seems to be a fair method of estimating at the Census Bureau, it ia now calculated that the total population of the United States will be 75,630,000. There have been ac tually counted 42,741,818. The count is progressing at the rate of nearly a million names a day. It appears that there are to be two clergymen in the House this full. Rev. Mr. Lewis of Danville and Rev. Mr. Smith of . Halifax. The Barre Times asks why should Lesis be fav ored above the other, for the chap laincy of the House? Well, really we don't know, unless it be because of the name. Reports from various parts of the country in reference to the conver sion of prominent Democrats to the support of McKinley, are becoming very numerous. Some of these Dem ocrats have been influenced by the sound money issue, others have de cided to vote for Mckinley because they are in favor of the Americanism of the present Administration and are opposed to the policy of "scuttle" advocated by Bryan. We thought we were rather severe in our note last week suggesting the abolishing of the Board ol Riilway Commissioners, but notice the man ner in which the Fairhaven Era treats the case: The suggestion is made by the News and Citizen that the State Board ol Railway commitisioners be abolished ut the coming session of the legisla ture. This same suggestion has been made before but lor good reasons it Las not met the approbation of the powers that be. The State Board of Railway commissioners is the most useful adjunct to the political ma chine of the state that ha ever been devised. It holds a place that no other could hold and the politicians will see that it is perpetuated. It is a snap of snaps and there are hun dreds of pot house politicians in Ver mont with just thecapacitv for the job. Tbeie is no danger of i .s being abolished. With this office abolished the republican party of Vermont would have no place for its barnacles of wnieh as everyone knows it has quite a few. Some offices may be abolished by the next legislature but this one never. The St. Albans Messenger recently eent to each of the 30 state Senators, arequesSfor his views upon impor tant legislation that may engage the attention of the members during the coming session. Eight responded, The matter of selecting a U. S. SeDa tor was the agreed opinion these eight would be one of the most im portant acts; a referendum was the decided opionionof several, whileedu- cation and taxation were suggested as somewhat important. The Sena tor from Lamoille, Hon. P. D. Pike, thus expressed himself: I think one importaDt thing to be done by the legislature next October is to enact some law regulatrng cau cuses. A nomination is equ valeut to an election in so many rases that it is very necessary that caucuses should be governed by strict regula tion. The matter of double taxation is one of the important and preplexing things tpr the legislature. The pro posed remedies will likely be many and the cure is not so certain. I have always been in favor of the prohibitory law and do not think a license law would be any better en forced than the present law, but am willing to refer the matter to the vot era of the state and am not in favor of local option by towns. The law should be uniform throughout the state. Hon. William P. Dillingham is my choice for United States senat )r, an I was instructed by unanimous vote f the county convention to support mm tor tnat omce. TO CT7XIE A 03LD I1T ONE DAT Take Laxative Bromo-Q'iinine Tnhlots All druggists refund the money if It fails to cure. fj. w. Urovo signature is on each box. ii.ic A Church Dedicated. The Second Congregational Church at Hyde Park Dedicated. Appropriate Exercises. The dedication of the new Congre gational church at Hyde Park took place last Thursday aiternoon. A good number were present, consider ing the inclemency of the" weather, the chnrch being well filled. The decorations of plants and flowers were very pretty. The exercises began at 2.1o with singing the doxology. This was fol- owed with invocation by Rev. H. E. Loehlin of North Hyde Park. Then came an anthem, "I Was Glad," by the home choir. The scripture les son, Psa. 122 and John 2, was read by Rev. G. C. Junkins of Wolcott ; Prayer was offered by Rev. E. G. French of Johnson. This was fol lowed by a duett by Mrs. E. G. Page and A. N. Camp, "How Lovely is Zion." The sermon was delivered by Rev. C. H. Merrill of St. Johnsbury, Secretary , of the Vermont Domestic Missionary Society. Mr. Merrill has always manifested a great interest in this church here. It was through his instrumentalitv that Rev. F. C. Taylor was induced to accept the pastorate of this church, and it was very fittm that ene who was thus interested should be invited to preach the dedicatory sermon. Taking texts from Exodus 25: 21, 2 and John 4: 21, 4, Mr. Merrill spoke of the uses to which the old 'meetinghouse" of our New England ancestors was put and the inheri tance received from them. The theme was "The significance of this house of worship as a social factor in the life of the community." A brief historical review was given of the changes which had taken place in the idea of the place of worship and how the two principles set forth, the one in the Old Testament and the other in the New, had struggled for the ascendency. The former restricted worship to one place, stated times, a chosen priesthood. The latter re vealed God as a spirit, everywhere present, his worship no longer con ditioned on place or ritual. In the early Christian church the New Testa ment idea prevailed. God met his worshippers in the upper room, at Pentecost, where no sacrifice vas offered but Peter preached the word, ia the prison house, on the road to Damascus, by the river side, and in the church in the home. The meet ing place was everywhere where prayer was made, and every child of the Father could approach him with out priestly mediation and sacrifice. While this principle was dominant the church was a conquering force, but as the victory became complete the old order returned, the meeting place with God was again localized, sacrifice was again offered on conse crated alters, and priestly mediators stood again between the -worshipper and h:s God. It was in these "dark ages" of the church that church archi tecture took on its most perfect forms. Ruskin has shown how there was wrought into those magnificent cathedrals, centuries in, building, the principles of sacrifice, truth, power, beaut', memory, life and obedience. At the reformation, when the revolt came against form and ritual, against the sacredness of time and place and priest, these principles were taken from their embodiment in wood and stone and wrought into the living structure of society in church and state. The study of this process of devel opment through the conflict and alttrnate ascendency of these two principles helps us to learn the value of the meeting house of to-day. Truth lies between the two extremes. At the opposite poles we have society over against the individual; author ity against the inner light ; consen sus of opinion embodied in dogma against conviction wrought by per sonal consciousness. And following out into detail we have form over against spirit, ritual against inspira tion.a sacred time, a sacred place and a sacred man against the sanctifica tion of all places all times and all men. It is only another detail to contrast temple and alter and cathe dral over against the opengrove, the bare vault of Heaven, and the un adorned walls of a place of meeting covering only the most meagre de mands of utility. In the via media between these two extremes some wavmarks may be noted. It is right and meet to have places of worship, consecrated and set apart, into the construction of which should be wrought the principles of all true architecture, sacrifice, truth, pawer, beauty, memory, life and obedience. Beyond the requirements of mere utility there may be put into it all that it is possible, if only the motive and the execution be within these bounds. It should be the visi ble embodiment of the religious and civic spirit of the community. This house should be the social centre of the civic as well as the re ligious life, as it was in the days of our lathers. It is not necessary to meet here to cast the ballot, as they did in former days, to listen to lec ture, to receive instruction in secular affairs, or even, for purposes of social recreation. But what is needful is that the ballot we do cast shall be governed by the influence which pro ceed s from this house, that the lecture to which we listen shall be pure and elevating because it magnifies the name of Him whom we worship here, that the instruction in yonder school shall make for lives that are honest and upright and noble, and that the social cravings met by other gather ings shall be met by that which ele vates. In a village like this, the church need not be institutional, gathering under its roof all the departments of teaching and recreation which every well ordered community should have. It may be something better. It may be inspirational. Its spirit should go out into all the civil and social privileges you have. It should domi nate the spirit in your town meeting. Is that spirit selfish, venal, narrow ? Are there votes to buy, taxes to evade, poor to neglect, neighbors to debauch, or is that spirit self re specting, intelligent, altruistic? The answer given will be determined by the position those hold among vou who worship the Father aright within these walls.- And so with school and court and lodge. The centre and controling power of our social life is here because the end and aim of our meeting here is to worship God. We come together to hear about the Christ, Immanuel, God with us. He makes possible our communal life. If we meet Him alone in grove, in closet, in shop or on the street, it is because we have been accustomed to meet Him here in the place appointed, and He has afterwards remained with us an abiding presence. And from this consecrated place we should carry that wnicn will make all times and all places sacred. Here, false standards of living are corrected "by the divine standard, and in communion with the Christ we take on His likeness, then we go out to live-the true life and sanctify our daily tasks. The work we do will be honest work, no sham. It will be truthful work, no lie; a full day's service for a full day's wage; hand work bearing the marks of sacrifice, something done with no thought of return ; and perfect work, bearing the marks of obedience, find ing our full liberty under law. We are to divinize " all life. j Following the sermon, the chotr of the Morrisville Congregatioril church, Mrs. G. M. Powers, Mrs. C. Fisk, F. G. Fleetwood and A. LamD. sans? very encctivelv LSeho. 1 ' ml J I God is my Salvation." S Then came the statement of lije Building Committee, through i'Jt chairman, II. M. McFarland. We are unable here to give an itemized stato ment, out will say that 111 round numbers the church cost $8,000 ex elusive of the lot, which cost twenty nine years ago $300. In detail the expenses are in part, foundation and grading $700; contract with A. II. Manley $5,400 ; heating $300 ; elec tric lights and wiring $270 ; memo rial windows $550; frescoing $125; furniture $450. The electric light fix tures were provided by the receipts from sale of a cookbook compiled by Mrs. L. II. Lewis and by money raised by her Sabbath School chiss; the memorial windows by friends of Mrs. Lovisa J. Waite, Mrs. Juliana M. Hulburd, Mrs. Livonia A. McFarland, Chestina R. Child, Mrs. Caroline N.Hyde, Abel Putnam and wife, Dea. G. M. Sherwin, Mrs. Hannah A. Fitch, 0. A.Griswold and Mattie A. Kimball; the carpets by the Ladies' Aid Society; the pupit furniture by Mrs. A. V. Wiswell, Mrs. C.S. Page and Miss Gertrude Patch; and the vestry chairs by the Sunlay School. Short addresses, both interesting and appropriate, were made by Revs. E. Wheelock of Cambridge tnd G. N. Kellogg of Morrisville. !Ir. Wheelock is the oldest ministei in both age and years of service inthe county. He said that in 184-5 religbus services were held in the court hoi se, the first Sabbath School organfeed there, and from that grew the edfiee to-day dedicated. Hyde Park yas noted for its commercial, educational and religious influences. From );he former has sprung up one of the greatest industries of the world, fom the next the Lamoille Central Acade my, and from the latter this chuich, the three-fold foundation that un derlies the advancement and progtss of any community. The religitus unity in Hyde Park was an example for many of our little villages. He paid'an eloquent tribute to Marha Fisk Cobleigh, whose will of $j00 some thirty years ago was for phe purpose of erecting a new chux.li. The venerable speaker in closing faid he would not say good-by ; but, all hail! Be ye steadfast; go on ind let the unity go on. , Rev. G. N. Kellogg spoke upon "Dedication and Celebration." He said in part : . i Every worthy work done is a vlc tnrvmw difficulties inherent in the work, in the workers the greatness of difficulties proportioned to greatness of work, and to number of workers. Enumeration is unnecessary and would be unwise. Were they many or great, that but lends zest to your jubilation. Does Yoiir Baking Powder Contain ! Alum ? Prof. Geo. F. Barker, M.D., University of Penn. : "All the constituents of alum remain (from alum baking powders) inthe bread, and the alum itself is reproduced to all intents and purposes when the bread is dissolved by the gastric juice in the process of digestion. I re gard the use of alum as highly injurious." Dr. Alonzo Clark: "A substance (alum) which can derange the stomach should not be tolerated in baking powder." Prof. W. G. Tucker, New York State Chemist: "I believe it (alum) to be decidedly injurious when used as a constituent of food articles." Prof. S. W. Johnson, Yale College: "I regard their ( alum and soluble alumina salts ) introduction into baking powders as most dan gerous to health." Ill view of such testimony as this, every care must be exercised by the housewife to exclude the over and over condemned cheap, alum baking powders from the food. ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO., This house, its convenience and beauty, is your reward, and will grow richer as with years, sacred memories cluster about it. Here, with fresh realization of its importance in ac complishing things, you will anew cultivate co-operation. Labor and self-sacrifice are not over; you may not take your ease, only divert them into new channels, new dangers threaten and new duties are imposed. Dangcr.that you cherish an u n worthy pride, forget it's the man who makes the house, not the house the man, and so narrow the field of your activities and sympathies. Make this house in best sense a home. Its utitilities have their chief excellency in their usableness; nothing too good for use. Use it all and all use it, and all the time. Duty is measured by facilities, with them conies the duty of more and better work. The church is a work-shop, a electro spiritual dynamo distributinglighttoall these homes. But as this is only the second course of the feast, another and bet ter to come, I close simply in be half of the church of which I am pas tor, your nearest neighbor, and of the other churches in this as sociation, extend heat tiest congratu lations, without any spirit of jeal ousywherefore should there be? We are all richer, fuller of hope and courage by reason of your success. So we may all rejoice together and anew consecrate ourselves to the work of Him in whom we live, move and have our being. The Morrisville choir then sang a TeDeumby Max Vogrich, following which was a responsive dedicatory service, Pastor Taylor and the con gregation taking part. The prayer of dedication was offered by Rev. II. C. Howard of Jeffersouville and the closing hymn read by Rev. Mr. Mar vin of East Hardvvick, was sung by the congregation. After the benediction, pronounced by Rev. Wheelock, supper was served in the dining hall by the ladies of the church. The occasion was a very pleasant one and the exercises very interesting throughout, and will long be remembered. It may not be generally known to all that there are two Congrega tional churches in the town of Hyde Park one at North Hyde Park and one at Hyde Park. The one at the north village is the oldest by a few years, hence the one here is called the Second Congregational Church. A great deal has been al ready said in this paper concern ing the new church; it ha9 been quite fully described in these columns so we do not dwell very largely upon that, except to say that for the money invested, the people of Hyde Baking powders made from cream of tartar, which is highly refined grape acid, are promotive of health, and more efficient. No other kind should be used in leavening food. Royal Baking Powder is the highest example of a pure cream of tartar powder. 100 WILLIAM ST., NEW YORK Park have a very fine edifice, one of which they may be justly proud. It required a great deal of work and only by much persistence was it accomplished. To Rev. F.C.Taylor perhaps more than all others is the greatest credit due for successfully bringing this about. lie has long realized the need of a new and modern place of worship and by his untiring efforts aided by a corps of willing workers, chiefest among them being II. M. McFarland, was the result brought about. The church is a handsome one, inside and out, well arranged and conveniently located at the cor ner of Main Street and Prospect Avenue. Its architect was G. II. Guernsey of Montpelier and the plans as made by him have in the main been carried out. The church is not only of benefit to the church going people, but an ornament to the village of Hyde Park. Endorses Hunger. Hon. Mason S. Stone, State Super intendent of Education, having an nounced that he will not be a candi date for re-election to that office, dis cussion is being made as to the choice of his successor by the Legislature this frill. At first public sentiment seemed to centre upon Walter E. Ranger, Principal of the Johnson Normal school, as the proper man. A littlo later the name of E L. Tern pin of Rutland was mentioned ia com plimentary terms in variousquarters apparently out of friendnhip for a man of excellent personality. But the tide seems to be set toward Mr. Ranger, on account of manifestly strong qualifications derived from natural endowments, a vigorous and scholarly mind nd thorough famil iarity with educational conditions of the State in . both city and rural schools. Still in the prime of man hood, be has behind him 20 years of experience as a successful educator, and has long been regarded as one of Vermont's leading teachers. Practi cal and energetic, his personality and temperament admirably supplement a broad knowledge of educational matters, makiDg him preeminently the man in "Vermont to begivenover HiKht of th public school system. Woodstock Standard. The American peoplespeak through through their trusted President when he says: "We will not give up our own to guarantee auother sovereign ty." Buffalo Commercial. CASTOR I A For Infants and Children, The KM Yen Fr-"s Always Bought Bear !turo or lM&i Qlguatur EDEN. lira. B. E. Blake is nick. James Newcomb from Worcester, Mass., is in town. Saturday evening meeting at Mr. Webster's at 7 o'clock. The Church ia newly papered and otber im provements made. Remember tbe Aid Society meeting Thurs day afternoon, tbe 27th. H. B. A minis will preach at the MeQookin scboolbouse Saturday evening at 7:30. Mr. Morgan baa purchased a corn harvest er and is thereby saving some backache, of tbe farmers. Sunday school concert neit Sunday even ing at the Corners at 7 o'clock. All are cor dially invited. Samuel Emery has purchased a parcel of land 08 the James Atwell farm, which adds to tbe appearance of bis place. F. H. Raymore reports that on Ys of an acre of ground be raised 50 bushels of Die potatoes, using no phosphate. Next. J. S. Foes' kinetoscope entertainment was given last Thursday evening. They were greeted with a good house, considering tbe weather. EDEN MILLS. Mr. Mudgett was in town over Monday night. Km in a Lodriff is at work for Mrs. X. B. Hinds. H. H Adams is to have a dance in his new bouse this evening. Mabel Stinehour of Lowell visited at Will Seribner's Monday. On account of other entertainments the dance at Lake View Pavilion is postponed one week, coming on Oct. 5. All come and have a good time for ouly 65 cents. MORRISTOWN. C J. Merrill has finished baying. Elvin Gregg is able to be out again. Tbe Mayor and his party returned Satur day night from their trip to KnowUouville, P. Q. Mrs. M. R ChBffee and children have been visiting for two weekB in Johnson, Cambridge and Fletcher. Mr. Manning, who has occupied the George Goodale farm the paBt year, has purchased afurmiuElen. Mr. Manning's brother will occupy tbe Goodale farm the coming year. ELMOKE. Mrs. Bert Ward is in a critical condition. WA. Spaulding has bought the Tucker h on He. Clarence Peak and wife arestoppingat Mrs. Peak's. lleury Srowell'g little baby is quite sick with a hard cold. F. L. Slavtsn is building a silo on the farm lately bought of Ed Stone. Mrs. Ellen CVmstead is in town (rom Chica go visiting relatives and friends. Wattie Wiltshire is quite sick with tonsil itis. She is under Dr. Woodard'e care. Mr. Bell, Representative from Walden, and wile vinited at Mr. Lane's over Suuday. Mrs. Gertie Puffer and children visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. L Camp, last week. While Chns. Hastings and wife wera going to meeting Sunday evening the horse went off the end of a sluiceway, throwing them out. No terious damage, except a good shaking up- Bears the j9 3 Kind You Have Alwavs Bougfit BAKERSFIELD. Mrs. J. A. Bundy of Morrisville i visiting h tr parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Barnes. The Ladies' Aid of the Methodist society met wi'h Mrs. Wm. Downey this afternoon. Mrs. Sylveter Wjllev is viMting her broth er, Whitney Smith. She is from Boston and is making a few weeks' stay among relatives. One of nature'H remedies; cannot barm the weakest e. institution : never fail to cure sum mer complaints of young or old. Dr. Fow ler's Extract of Wild wtrHwberrv. MARRIAGES. BUNKER HUHBARD In Cambridge. Vt., Sept. 22, by Rev. H. C. Howard. Sherman P. Bunker of New York City and Marion E. Hubbard ol Cambridge. DEATHS. WILDER In Waitsfi. Id, Vt..Sept 13,1900, Emeroy A. Rice, wileol Wm. F. Wilder.aged 56 jears. Estate of Herbert M. Ellsworth. LICENBB TO 8 ELL. State of Vermont. Distric of Lamoille, ss. In I'robat" Court, held at Hyde park, within and for said District, on the i-2d day of Sept., A. D. 19u. Sarah A. Ellsworth. Guardian of Floyd E. Ellsworth, makes application to said Court for license to sell the following described real es tate of her said ward, to wit : Ward's interest In the estate of his lather, Herbert M. Ellsworth, late of Johnson, V't., deceased, representing that the sale thereof, for the purpose of putting the proceeds of such sale at Interest or invest ing the same In stocks or real estate, would be beneficial to said ward. Whereupon it is order ed by said Court, that said application be re ferred to a session thereof, to be held at the Probate Office, in said Hyde Park, on the 13th day of October, A. I). 1900, for hearing and decision thereon ; and, It Is further ordered, that all persons interested be notified hereof, by publication of notice of said application and order thereon, three weeks successively in the Nkwb and Citizkn, printed at Morrisville and Hyde Park, before said time of hearing, that they may appear at said time and place, and, if they see causo, object thereto. By the Court. Attest. 49 EDWIN C. WHITE. Judge. Furniture! Sash, Doors, Blinds, Glass and Glazed Windows, Paints, Oils, Varnish and Painters' Supplies, Wall Paper, Spring Beds, Mattresses, Etc L. U. JOHES, Johnson, - Vermont. HARVESTING IS HERE! We have a full line of Corn Cutters and Potato Diggers. Also the Holdfast Cora Tils. Remember we have Tile from 8 inch to 12 inch, inclusive, with Tees, Ys and Eds for all SizS. Bring In your fall work so we can have it ready for you want it. Are your roofs ready for fall rains and win ter snows? If not. cover them with Granite Rooting, galvanized or painted SteeRooflng. A full supply always on hand with nails and paint for same. Just Received All grades and gauges of shotgun shells, londea and unloaded. All kinds of ritle cartridges. JtiftV, shotgun and smokeless powder. E. E. HOLMES & CO., Johnson.