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VERMONT WATCIIMAN & STATE JOURNATi, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 1883.
yricnlhtntl.
T. II. IIOHKINH, Newport, VI., Kdltor.
TJJU AltSIYUP THE OIIASS.
Wlth dover white and dover reil,
lt htdes the tMa v, liere lieroos blcil,
lta tender tecrct kecplnKi
And spreidi 1U tnantlo wlicro tlie dend
Id perceful ret aro slcrplng.
It flndn the xrnvei of hlue nnil grny,
It comen on decorntlon ctay,
Wlth vlolets nml dftllea
It keepa dcad mcinorlen green for ftyc,
Where wlld blrds ring thelr prnlws.
Down tlio calin valo wliero watcrn run,
The gras Iook un to Rreet the un,
llappy lti riilnlng weatherf
A mlllton Joyons Made, llke oue,
Kejolcu iu llght together.
The army of the gram ia tme,
Wavlng Iu flowcrn, re.1, white and b'ue,
When called by wlnds to rally;
And, llke the hoats of ltodcrlck Dhu,
Itrprlngt froni lilll and valley.
Creeplng ln tllence up the mound,
It holiH IU conquett of the ground !
llclow the captured hlll 1;
IU emerald flag emhroldered round
Wlth tmltercupn and ltlle.
Llke llberty crushed ln the dut
lly tyranny, the graas wlll tbrust
The tpear that ihall dlwever
The clod, for, llke the trutu, lt imut
ltlso vlctor by endeavor.
Let flowern of erery huo abonnd
Within the sllent cHiuuing-ground,
Where reet the bravo lininortala j
Kor beaven 1 near the hcro'a mouud,
And love walts at lta portala.
George 11'. Uunqay, n Continent,
The article 011 " Transplanting," ia our
issue of May Otb, should have been cred
itod to Green's Fruit-Groiver.
Thomas Jkffekson Baid : " Let the
farmer forevermore bo honored ia his
calling, for thoy who labor in tho earth
are the chosen people of God."
Tiieke ia promise of a good fruit year
in the Champlain valley. L. W. Macom
ber writes us from North Ferrisburg!!
that plums and peaches have blossomed
full there this spring. Mr. Macomber
has raised peaches each year for tbe past
four seasons.
" Ministek Lowell ia reported under
the weather from gout. llis only conso
lation is the standing oue, that it is, at
leaat, a geutleman's disease." So says the
Ploughman. This niay do for Dr. Lor
ing's organ ; but the cold truth is, that
gout is the disease of wiuo bibbers only.
We are informed that the report of the
National Academy of Scieuces, tho delay
of which by the coinmissioner of agri
culture has cauaed so much complaint, is
now slowly passiug through thepress, and
that it einphatically endorses all of Fro
tessor Collier's works upon sorghum. No
wonder Dr. Loring has delayed it as long
as he could.
If we seleot from the fifty odd million
people of this country, every successful
man or woman, we shall iind them to be
educated in the special brauch of labor
01 bnsiuess in which thoy have made a
name or fortune. The successful men
may have been liberally educated in all
branches of human learning, but, the
branch niost closely connected with his
employment is the one in which he has
excelled.
Boston Cultivatou : " Agricultural
Coinnrissioner Loring f ails to satisfy the
fanners, the agricultural press and other
well wishers ot agricultural progress, but
it is reported that he is a great success
as a society man, his diuuer parties and
eveniug entertaiuments being attended
by all tho political uotables at the capital.
The bandsome doctor shines uaore bril
liantly as a politiciau thau as an agricul
turist or an executive ollicer."
Maine Fakmeii : " The removal of Dr.'
Peter Collier froni the position of chemist
to the National Depar,tinent of Agricul
ture, is coinmented upon very unfavorably
by uearly all our agricultural exchanges.
The Connecticut Farmer says that ' in
his dismissal 1'rofessor Collier suflers no
dishonor, while Dr. Loring makes a very
heavy draf t on whatever reserves of popu
larity he may possesa.' The Maasachu
setts Ploughman is about the only paper
that champions the cause of Dr. Loring
and the Ploughman is the organ of the
New Englaud Agricultural Society, of
which Dr. Loring is the oflicial head."
HJ.I5S. u. u. otowe says : " An aris
tocracy, as take it, is a combination of
human beings to divide lifo into two parts,
one of which shall comprise all social and
moral advantages, refiuement, elegance,
leisure, ease, pleasuro and amueement
and the other, incessant toil, with the ab
sence of every privilege and blessing of
human existeuce. Life thus divided, we
aristocrata keep the good for ourselves
aud our children, and distribute the evil
as the lot of the genwal mass of mankind
The desire to mouopolize and to dominate
is the most noted form of human selfish
ness; it is the hydra with many heads.
and, cut off in one place, it puts out in
auother."
AUvIce to Xouuk Mon,
Edward Atkinson well says : " This is
what we practical men observe too of ten
that the collego graduato is a well-bred
uiau, knowing how to apply his mind, por-
haps possessiug somo mauual dexterity
attainedeither in athlotio sports, or tho
gymuasiura, or iu the laboratory ; but he
has no definite object or purpose. 111
uuder-graduate courso has had no diatinct
purpose, and he himself knowa not what
he is flt for, whilo is friends cannot dircct
hlm. It may be a vory orude conception
dui inis is wnat 1 say to tlie young mon
with whom I may havo influence, 'In
whatever line of life you choose to estab
lish yourself, and toward which you direot
your study, learn tocomprehend its wholo
purpose what it means as a part of the
order of society.' If a young niau is go
ing into busiticss, tho rcal question which
he should put to himself is not, Who is
going to servo me ? Who is going to
make my fortuno for tno ? Iiut tho truo
question is, What servico can I render to
otliers for which thcy will pay me, becauso
I can do Eomething for thom bettor tliau
thoy can do it for therasolvea ?"
l)ry or Wct Shorts or Mcal.
O. M. Tinkhatn writes as follows in'.tho
Mirror and Farmer : " The best way is
to fecd with cut fodder and the wholo
mixed. If fed soparately, tho meal or
shorts should bo fed dry. If fed as first
auggosted, tho mcal will be thoroughly
mixed and bo raised in tho cud and
chewcd over again and a bettor dlgestion
insured. If fed alone, and wot, tho meal
will be swallowed very rapidly, and not
being mixed with tho mass iu the stom
ach, may pass off into tho lower stomacb,
imperfectly digestcd. But if fed dry, it
will be eaten more slowly, chowed and
mixed with tho secretions of tho mouth,
and tho probability of digestion will be
greater. I think many feed more meal
than can possibly bo digosted and assimi
lated by tho animal, though somo ani
mals will tako up moro than others."
AYIiy Do Boys LoaTe tho Fnnn 1
A boy gives his auswer to the question
in the Rural New Yorker, as follows : " I
think tho prime cause for boys' leaving
tho farm is on account of their having to
perform so much hard work. Then their
fathers (many of them) do not tako any
interesting agricultural papers, or never
buy any books, and keep on in tho saine
ruts that their fathers have followed, and,
as a consequence, the boys soon become
disgusted with f arming. They don't want
to brcak their backa over tho scy the, when
a mowing-machlno can do the work bet-
ter, and at a tithe of the expense. They
want other ltnproved implements, full
blooded stock, etc. They want to movo a
little faster, and do business on a larger
Bcalo. Givo them a gradual increasing
interest in chickens, cows, or anything
they may wish, aud I do not believo the
boys would leave the farm so of ten."
That Ileport on Sorghum.
The Maine Farmer says : " It will be
remembered that at the last meeting of
the National Grango, resolutions were
passed censuring Commissioner Loring
for withholding the report of the commit
tee of the National Academy of Science
on the sorghum question. Thereupon
Mr. Loring explamed that the report
would soon be printed in a volume by
itself; that lts size prevented it from
being printed in the regular report of the
department, and that its importance was
such that it would appear at an early
day. This promise was not only made in
his preliminary report to President Ar-
thur, but was repeated at the cano grow
ers' meeting at St. Louis. Why this im-
portant report is withheld when there is
such a clamor for it by tho sorghum
growers in the West, is most unaccount-
able. It cannot be for lack of authority
or means, for tho resolve of congress bear
ing upon the subject is clear and specific,
It is no wonder thero is a strong move
ment to have an officer removed, who per
sists iu having his own way, regardless of
the commands of congress, as well as the
demands of an important and growing
industry which expects to bo greatly
helped by tho report."
Marl or Ilofj Llme.
ltov. M. lt. Keep of Ashland, Me.,
writes that plaster, when applied to dover
and other crops, fails to havo any efleot,
when there is a deficieucy of lime in the
soil. This is the experience of farmers
in Aroostook county. Mr. Keep says that
where there is an abundance of calcare
ous water in the soil, an application of one
hundred pounds of plaster has increased
tho yield of hay threo tons. There are
three or four townships in tho vicinity of
Presque Isle, Aroostook county, of the
most marked fertility, having on overy
farm numerous pit-holes or " sugar bowls'!
of a few rods each, holding surface water,
but drying up in the summer. When the
land is cleared about them, they can be
got into grass, but under a thin coating
of muck, thore is in them all a deposit of
calcareous marl from one to two feet
deep, of differing degreos of purity. This
marl Mr. Keep supposes to bo the productr
of the land about them. Thore ia also,
near Caribou, a small lake, having a con
siaerame orooir. uowing out but more
flowing in, it beinc fed by springs out of
a lime ledge. This lake has a deposit fifty
feet deep of the purest white bog lime,
coming withiu three feet of the Hurface
of the water. Mr. Keep innuires whether
this bog lime can be applied econoraically
to granite or Blato soils, so that plaster will
havo the eilect that it doos on hmo soils.
We wish we were able to answer Mr.
Keep's question. Lime is unquestionably
beubflcial to many kinds of land, increas
ing its productiveness greatly. This is
tho case, oveu when the ground is under
laid with limestono. At the Magoon
lime quarries on Liko Memphremagog,
quicklimespread upon thoadjacent mead
ows has greatly increased the grass crop.
Hegarding tho bog lime or marl of which
Mr. Keep apeaks, we beliovo thero aro
considerable deposita of it iu some parts
of Vermont, and perhaps there aro read
ers of this paper who can contributo some
inforniatiou regardiur' its uso as a fertil-
izer. In a recent issue of the Rural New
x orker, Professor Johnson, of the Conneo
ticut agricultural experimeut station, had
an interesting letter upon the use of lime
ln agriculturo, but it did not touoh upon
tho aupposed differeuco in tho aotion of
plaster, depenalng upon tho presence or
abscnce of lime in the soil. Perhaps the
protessor will Kiuuiy ten us wtietiier auy
liotico has beon takon of the matter olso
whoro and will answor Mr. Keop's inquiry.
Tlio Agricnlturnl Edltor.
Dyke Fortesouo tumbled into tho ofllco
of a rural newspapcr published in tho in
terest of a small cla.is of roaders, and
natned The Farmer' Frientl and Cultiva
tors' Champion. Dyke was fresh from Den-
ver, whoro ho had bcen dolntr local work
on a daily. I le wanted a situation he
wanted it badly, aud ho soon closed a
bargain wlth the proprietor of The Farm
ers" Fricnd and Cullwatora' Champion.
Tho proprietor intouded to bo absent for
two weojrs, anu uyKe unuertooK to noiu
the iournal'a head steadilv up-stream un-
til hia return. You will receivesomo
vlaitors, qulto likely," said tho proprietor.
1 i'Jntertain em ln a mauner which wlll
rellect credit on tho paper. Thoy wlll
want to talk stock, farming, horticulture,
eto., you know. Give it to 'em strong."
Dyke bowed, borrowed a half dollar, got
a clean shave, n glass of beor, and soon re
turned to face the music and edit tho
first agricultural journal with which he
had over been connected. " I can feel
that, with my journalistic experience, it
will be just fuu to run an agricultural
paper," said Dvko to himself. At two
o'clock r. m., the first visitor showed up
at the door of the oluce, and Uyko cor
dially invited him iuside. Tho farmer
entered hesitatingly, and remarked that
ho had expected to meot the proprietor,
with whom he had an appoiutment to
discuss ensilac;e. " I am in charco of the
journal," said Dyke. "O, you are. Well,
you soem to havo a pretty clean oflice
here. " les, replied j;yko. " Utit
about this onsilago. Easilage is a pretty
good breed isn't it V" " IJreed 1" ex
claimed tho farmer, " why " " I mean
lt's a surocrop; Bomelhmg that you can
rely " "Cropl Why it isn't a crop at
all." " Yes, yes, I know, it isn't a crop,"
said Dyke persniring until his collar bo
gan to tnelt aw'ay down the back of his
neck, " but you can do better aud cleaner
work with a good sharp ensilage on
stubly ground, than" " Take it for a
sulky plow, do you V" " No, no," eaid
Dyke. " lou don't seem to unaerstauu
me. Now, if a farmer builds an ensilago
on low ground " "Builds an ensilago 1
lou seem to have got the tinng mixea
up with some kiud of a granary." " Pshaw,
no," continued Dvke. "I rnust make
mvself plainer. lou see this ensilaee
properly mixed with oue part guano, and
Tt i i i r . i ;
tnree paris nypopnospnaiu oi ani.iinuuy,
with the addition of a little bran and tan
bark, and the whole flavored with chlo-
ride of lime, makes a top dressing for
strawberrv beds which " Vhy, en
silage isn't no manure." " No, certainly
not." said Dvke. "I know it is not ofteu
used in that wav. lou aon t catcn
my drift. When I said top dressing, I
meant turkey dressing stuiiing, you
know for Thauksgiving " Great heav
ens, man 1 Ensilago isn't a human foodV"
"No, not a human food exactly," said
poor Dyke, grinniug like an almshouse
idiot, " it isn't a food at all, in the true
sense of the word. My plan has always
been to lasso the hog with a trace chain
and after pinning his ears back with a
clothes pin, put tbe ensilago into his nose
with a pair of tweezers." "My good
land I You don't use ensilage to ring
hocs." " I never believed mvself that it
should be used for that purpose, but when
you want to ring hens, or young calves to
keep them from sucking " The farmer
gravely shook his head. " Did you cvor
try ensilago on tho hired girl," said Dt'ke,
desperatelv. and winkins like a bat at
llwU a. m. Tho larmersiowiy arose, ana
with some evidence of rheumatic twmges
in his legs. "Young man," ho Baid,
solemnly, "you are a long ways from
home, ain't you ?" " Yes," replied Dyke,
dropping his eye3 bencath the stern
clances of tho farmer : " in my ancestral
halls in Lngland, sad-eyed retainers wear
ilv watch and wait for my return." " Go
home, young man, go home to your feudal
castle. and while on vour way across the
rolling deep, muso on the fact that ensu-
ane is simply canned food for live stock
put up expressly for family use in a silo,
which is uothing less than an air-tight pit,
where corn stalks, grass, millet, dover,
alfalfa, and other green truck is preserved
for winter use, as greeu and verdant as
the sub-editor of The Farmers' Friendand
Cullivalors' Chanwion." And Dyke For-
tescuo aighed, as he remarked to himself :
" Thero ain't so blaraed much fun in run-
ning an agricultural paper, as I thought.
Selected.
Stkawhkieky Shokt Cake. Make tho
cake as for soda biscuit ; threo pints of
flour with three teaspoonfuls of cream tar-
tar suted in it, a teaspoontui ot sait, two
tablespooufuls of butter and one of lard
rubbed into the ilour; mix it with a pint
of milk with a toaspoonful of soda dls
aolved in it ; roll it out half an inch in
thickness, and bake, either in ono or two
cakes, in a quick oven, about fiftoen or
twenty minutes. Split the cake open, as
soon as it comes from the oven, inark it
around tho edges with a knife, and Bep
arate it with tho fmgors ; cutting makes
it heavy butter both top and bottom
cakes, spread the strawberriea on the
lower one, sprinklo thickly with powdored
sugar, lay the top crust on the berries,
aud servo with rich cream.
Indian Meal Ciiullei:8. Pour one
and a half teacups of boiling milk over
two teacups of aifted Indiau meal ; stir it
vigorously ; when it is cool add two cups
of wheat Hour, one cup of butter (or twp
thirds of a cup if you do not caro to have
them rich), one and a half cups of sugar,
threo eggs, two teaspoonfuls of baking
powder and a tablespoouful of nutmeg or
cinnamon. Let this rlse till very light.
If not stiff euough to roll well, add equal
quantilies of meal and llour, roll out in a
Bheet about half an inch thick, aud cut in
small dimond-shape cakes. iry m very
hot oil.
Fiiesii Pi ni: a I'l'L e . When properly
prepared thia ia a delicious fruit for des
sert ; bnt, as usually served cut round in
slices, it is naught. It should be caref ully
peeled and all tho " eyes " taken out in
tlie moruinc ot tuo uay on wiiion u is to
be used. Lavo tho topmost plume of
green leaves, and set the fruit on tho dlsh
in which it is to ba served. Then dust
it thickly with powdered sugar and let it
stand until it ia to Borved. Tear it apart
with a fork. holdiinr tho plume ot green
loaves wlth tho left hand. This mode of
eorving insurea tho retetitiou of the rich
juices.
It consista of two pieces of hard wood,
each about ten lnchea long, Bharponed at
one end aud having a hole bored in tho
other. These are to be tied to tho legs of
tho chickens that infest the gardeus, with
tho shat p ends of tho sticks in such a po
sition that they will drag behind. Thon
when the chickeu attompta to ncratoh, tho
sharp ends of tho pieces of wood will stick
in tbe ground, and thua walk tho ohioken
rlght out ot the gardeu lu spuo ot itseu.
hi egircsidit.
VALUATION,
The old Vqnlre aaldi aa he atood by gate,
And hla ne Ighlior, the deaoon, went by,
ln aplte of my liAnk-atock, and rcal extate,
You are better off, deacon, than I.
" We're botli growing old, and the cnd drawlng ncart
You have lf aa of thla world to relgn
rtut In hcaven'a apiiralaal your aaaeta, I fear,
Wlll reckon up greater thnn mlne.
They aay I am rlrh, bnt l'ra feellng o roor.
I lh I could awop wlth you even,
Tlie pounda 1 have llveit for and lald up ln atorc,
Kor tho ahtlllnga and pence you have glven."
Well, '(iiulre," aald tho dcacon.wllh ahrewd rommoti
aenae,
White hla eyo had a twlnkle of fun,
Let your pounda take the way of my ahllllnga and
pence,
And the thlng can be eaally done."
-John a. nhUHtr.
Omng tho Walch.
Tho Itev. Dr.F.N. Zibriskio illustrates
a truo principle, in tho Journal of Educa
tion, as follows : I meet the old deacon
occasionally on tho cars. Ile ia not much
of a gossip, and usually sits quietly think-
ing, ana now ana then closes his eyes
as if in communion with better company
than his fellow-passengers. And I live
too much on the brink of headaclie, oither
to read or talk on tho rattling train. But
to-day ho proved unusually communlca-
tive. Ho came over to me whero I sat,
and made somo kiud inquiries about mat
ters which just now are of special concern
ment to mo and mv friends. In return, I
congratulatcd him on his firm and rosy
health ; for his step is as vigorous, if not
as spriticy, his eyes aa clear and penetrat-
ing, his irame as fitly joined together aud
as devoid of all superiluous tisaue, and
his whole person as hale and radiant of
vitality, as it was a ecore of years ago.
" I do not know what a headache is," he
remarked, "and havo scarcely had an ache
or pain in my life.'4 " How do you ac
count lor it, iJaacon t "1 reckon, he
repliod, " that I owo it mostly to living
an a principle which 1 learned early in
my life. You may not know that I was a
factory boy, obliged to eam my own liv
ing when a mere child. For a long tinie
it was my duty to watch tho looms, keep-
iug uism ciear lrom reiuae mauer anu
well oiled for smooth running. There
was associated with me another boy, who
sported a Bilver watch which did not keep
gooa time. une aay no Droached to me
hia theory that what hia watch neoded
was a good oilirjg, and proposed to apply
some of the oil we were using on tho ma
chineiy. I remonstrated with him, aud
tried to show that a treatment which was
adopted to a cotton factory might not an
swer for the delicate works of a watch. But
ho was headstrong and opinionated, and
straightway proceeded to open his time
piece and poured it full from tho oil-can
which he held in his hand. Of course,
the poor little thing's lifo was utterly
quenched in the unctuous deluge, and
whether it ever recovered from the rude
treatment, is questionable. That inci
dent," continued tho Deacon, " made a
practical impression on my mind, which
I have never lost. That boy unconscionsly
oiled the entire machinery of my life, in
a way that has helped much ita smooth
running, and not injured the woven fab
ric. It has taught me the science, pbi
losophy and religion of 1 moderation in
all things.' You can easily see for your
self how widely and constantly the princi
ple can be made to apply, if ono has it in
mind." " But, Deacon, how have you ap
plied it to tho matter of health ?" " Oh,
in many ways ; but especially as to food.
lt scems to me that most people, in their
eating, are all tho time pouring their oil
caua into their watches. They deluge
their stomachs which are the works of
their whole pbysical, mental and, to a
great extent, their moral mechanism
with what is not adapted to them either
in kind or quantity. They glut and clog l
tlie delicate machinery, so that it is never
able to work freely, and spends a good I
part of its Bpring and energy in merely j
keeping itself in motion. By-and-by it j
stops altogether, and then wo hear about ;
the silver cord and golden bowl being
broken at the fountain. Pshaw I Solo- I
mon saia that ahout extreme oia age.
Better say the silver watch stilled by the
oil-can."
"Jtock."
" Whichever way a woman turns, she
runs against a cradle. It is the 1 rock '
which stands botween hor and progress."
Thua we hear a thoughtless mother ex-
claim, and thus no doubt many others
think when surrouuded by the cares of
the family. But stop 1 Ia it tho " rock "
which stands between or which leads up
to progress, which broadens and builds,
briuging into existence all qualitics which
ruark that word " mother " ? Tho caro
and demands of motherhood are constant,
not one hour, day or night, does Bhe loso
that thought which ia a part of her life,
but the "rock" ago makes the least de
mands. As soon as the mind bcgins to I
work, no limit to the questiona that must
be answered and when met as they should I
be, candldly and fully, great patience
must be exercised. It is just at this point !
truest education is begun, and raothers
loee grand opportunitiea and stand in the
way of progress who treat this age of
questioniugs with indifference. Little
ones must bo helped to grasp cause aud
trace eilect and they need consideration
and sympathy as much as children of a
larger growth. JN'othing pains us nue
heariug a mother say, " Go away now,
don't trouble mo," as the little child, all
auimation, touches, through tho picturo
book, hia first lessous in natural history.
What hungenngs aud tlurstings alter new
things and ideas and with what porsist
ence they clamor for help. Nothing that
interests a child should bo of too little
valuo to interest the mother. No woman
renohes her highest plane until tho " rock "
comes into her life, and when women real-
ize this, the whools ot progross will be un
checked, lubricated by a high and holy
purpose. You who sit by cradles, be pa
tient ; you hold tho destinies of the
world ; and you who mourn tho loss of
dear oues, bo content ; you hold blessed
expBrioucos monoy cannot buy. Mrt. L.
A. Scott, in the Manchester Unxon.
WIiyNot I
The secret of true living is to get the
most out of tho prusent hour. That man
haa the futuro already in his hauu who
knowa how to valuo the presout ; achieve
ment, reward, recognitioii by the world,
aro only a matter of time with him. Ile
has caught the tides of powor, aud ul
though they move iiivisibly, thoy will bear
him to success as certainly as tho foroo of
gravitatiou swiuga the planeta aloug thelr
appolnted spheres. Thero is no chanco
about it, no luck or fortuno ; it 1b simply
the law of human life. Aud liappineBs
dependa upon the recoguition of this faot,
not less than success. Thousauds of
poople aro always expeotlng to onjoy them-
selves at Bome future day ; they look upon
joyful times in their lives as oasea in a
desert, little islands of calm and beauty
in a monotonous ocoan of storm and
struggle. If wo look for joy in this fash
ion, it will como to us in no other way ;
it wlll bo distant, alluring, and alwavs
fading into mirage, as we approach It.
Tho trlals which wo oxpect by and by
to be frce from, are not wliolly removed,
tho burdens wo thought to lay down aro
not taken from us, the senso of insccurity
and dauger wo hoped to loso in enlarged
prosperity and a stronger graap of the re
wards of work, still keeps companionship
with us. When tho moment of success,
to which wo had looked forward, comes,
we tasto a certain joy, but it is incom
ploto, girt round with posslbilitiea of dis
aster, limited by responsibilities and duties
which refuse to liberate us. Thero ia a
deeper philosophy of joy than auch a
seeking for it over diccerna. Joy is not
an isolated thlng, it flows through tho
common hours of a wlso life; it is not an
oasis blossoming on the edge of a desert,
it ia a perennial strenm carrying fertility
and beauty into the barren places. They
only are truly happy, who find happiness
in tne prosenthour and demandol to-day ;
what thoso who are less wise, demand
only of tho distant future. Forget that
there is any future, lay hold of to-day as
if it were all you ever expected to possess,
oither for work or joy, and it will sud
donly become rich in your hands. Accept
your trials, bear your burdens, as things
which aro to be your daily companions,
and then transform them from enemies
into friends. Study how to draw strength
out of them, to be strong in them, to look
over them, to work under thom; then
make the most of every sourco of happi
ness, as if you never expected a freer day.
Do not delay your walk until you feel less
heavy-hearted ; go now, open your mind,
aud you will find your burden less hard to
bear : think more of tho needs of others,
because you aro so anxious about your
own ; read the book now that you are
tempted to put away for a less wearisome
time ; look at tho pictures now that you
would like to study with a moro cotnposed
mind ; hold on to the habits of self-culture
that you are tempted to give up until a
more favorable season. In a word, make
this prosent hour, with all its limitations
and difllculties, yield the joy you wero de
ferring to the future, and you will make
overy coming hour richer in the posai-
bilities and the certainty of happiness.
Lhristian Union.
" Up and at Em.
At ono timo during the Bebellion we
were stationed in Virginia, in the servico
of the Christian Commission. Our " work"
being to do good unto all soldiers as we
had opportunity, the " field hospitals "
after a battle wero alwaya sure to afford
rich opportunities for the aamo. The firat
thing to be done at such timea was to
assist tho surgeons in caring for the phys
ical wants of tho wounded. These at
tended to, tho next iu order was to write
letters to the friends of the wonded, toll
ing them of their condition and prospects,
and adding anything they might wish to
say. In work of thia kind, we came one
morning to tho bedside of one who looked
a mere boy in age and stature, and who
had been severelv wounded in the foot.
In duo time we began a letter for him to
his mother, who, as we recollect, was a
widow in New Jersey or Delaware. After
describing the naturo and ontlook of tho
boy s wound, we asfced, " And what shall
we add more to her ?" " Oh," he replied
bo bravely, "tell her something to cheer
her up. Tell her I hope soon to be up
and at 'em again." " Strange words,"
saya one, " with which to cheer up a
mother in a ca.so like that. Would it not
rathor be 'cheering' to aay, Tell her 1
hope now to be discharged soon from the
service, aud go home to live with her,
while wo both live'?" Bnt not so
thought thia brave and true soldier-boy,
as ho lay in that hospital. If any thought
or deaire for such a discharge arose iu his
own heart, or if bo thought they could
arise in his mothcr'a heart, no Buch word
came to his lips. We never knew the
mother of this young hero. Tho only
clue to her character wo found in her son's
remark and character, for one would feel
that such a bou must have had a noble
mother, and this feeling would bo inten
sified into an almost certainty by his
thinking she could bo " cheered " by his
hope of soon being up and fighting his
country's battles again. Our acquaint
ance with this young eoldier was soon in
terrupted, and what afterward becaine of
him, we know not. But hia brave words
still live, and ring in our ears. May we
not propose to the " soldiers of tho crosa,"
as their motto, till they lay down their
weapons, hia "upand at em"Y Such a
spirit is the condition and prophecy of
I victory overywhere and alwaya I Chris
1 tian warrior, let no wounds the Master'a
causo may receive from the enemy
whether they be within or witbout you
I dishearten and rob jou of this spirit I
j And would you send some word by
l"angels waitiug to bear tho news," to
gladden and cheer tho heart of the Great
Captain of our salvation t wnat uetier
than the words of the soldier boy, that
your hope and purpose, is in his might, to
be " up and at " every form of evil, both
iu your own hearts, and the world out
sido V His praver is not that you " may
be taken out of " tho warfare, uor that the
warfaro cease, till he has put all his euo
niies uuder his feet.
"Then persevore till denth
Shall brlug tlieo to tliy God;
He'll tnke tlieo at tliy parttrjg breatli
To his dlvlno abode.
" Stop-a.Whllc."
Thero is in Africa a thom called "Stop-a-While."
If a person ouce gets caught
iu it, it is with dilliculty that he escapes
with hia clothea on his back, for every at
tetupt to Ioo.se n one part only hooks more
firnily another part. The man that gets
caught by this thom is in a pitiablo
plight ere ho gets loose. lou would not
like, would you, boys, to be caught in
this thorn V Aud yet many, I fear, are
being caught by a worse thoru than "Stop-
a-whilo." Whero do you spend your even
iugs ? At home, I do hope, for if you
havo formed a habit of snsudiui! them on
tho streets witli bad boy, you aro caught
in a worsa thom than " Stop-a-while." If
you spend your evenings at home, do not
allow auy of your playmatos to porsuada
you to go out and joiu them for ono even
ing only, for i( you do, the desire to go
agalu will bo strong. Boys and girls who
disobey their parents, who loiter about on
the Sabbath instead of going to Sabbath
school, who take the uamo of the Lord in
vain, aro caught in tho worst of snares,
from which lt will bo more dillioult to ex
trioato theniselves than from the African
thom. The boy who roams tho streets at
night haa fallen into the worst of habits.
Christian Intelligencer.
Boaz of the Bible had his ltuth, but
moderu borea are ruthless.
A Penny Saved
Is Two Pence Clear I
Ilarlrjg greatly enlarged liln vmpcr, and lm
proved lt by puttlng It Into the form of tho
best clty papcro, wlth tho ald of npcclal ma
chinery, tho publlsherof tho Vehmom Watcti
man & Statb Jouh.val offcra to sub?crlbers,
new or old. a chanco by practlclng " Poor
nichard'a " maxltn, to " save a ponny " and to
get beslde tlio now Blght-pago WATCiiMAf for
ono year. IlreadU tho "staff of lifo;" a good
newnpaper In Hfe luelf. It is I'Iioi-osed to
oive sunscmiimw jiotk, and havk the itECir-
IEKTS A llUNIItFlTl.MKH " TWO I'ENCE CLEAH."
New Subscribers!
Any Indlvldnal who npplles to ono of the
agencles dcslgnated bolow and compllca wlth
the couditlom of tho nalo, wlll receive tbo on-
largod Watchman for ono year.
Each Old Subscriber
who presonts at ono ot the agencles named bo
low a recelpt for tho Watchmah up to or
hoyond Janunry 1, 1883, and complles wlth tha
condltlons of the sale, sliall receive the en
largod Watchman for ono year. A WATcn
man bearlng tho aubscrlber'a label and Indl
catlng that the paper has been pald for up to
or boyond January 1, 1883, ls equlvalont to a
recelpt.
Subscription Agencies!
New Bnbccrlberp, and old subscribers having
W'ATCnMAN rocelptn, as descrlbed above, can
apply to the followlng local agenclea and re
ceive the benefit of tho followlng offors:
II. Lowe & Son, Montpelier, for 88.00 wlll
farnlsh ono barrel famona White Itoll Flour
(lowest retall cash prIce$7,M) and tho W.ucn
man for one year (lowest cash prlco 82),
maklng a eaving of 81 to the buyer.
Akms & Haines, Waterbury, for 88 wlll
furnlsh one barrel of flour, Brown's Ilest Clty
Itoller Mllls (lowest canh prlco 87), and the
Watchman for one year (82), savlng the buyer
ono dollar.
L M. AvEitir.L, Karre, forS8 wlU fnrnlsh one
barrel Farber's Best I'atent Flour (lowest cash
price 87) and the Watchman (S2); or for 87.25
one barrel Gem of St. Louis llour (retall 80.25)
and the Watchman ono year.
J. K. I.vnde, Williamstown, for 87 50 wlll
furnlsh one barrel Detrolt Mllls Flour (lowest
cash prlco 80 50) and tho Watchman one year
(82); or for S8 one barrel of Tho Electrlc Llght
Flour (retall 87) and the Watchman one year.
BATCiiEMi:n & Dewev, Plainfield, for 88 50
wlll furnlsh ono barrel of Stannard's Gllt Edge
Flour (lowest cash prlco 87.50) and tho Watch
man one year (82).
A. W. Tr.wKsituitY & Sonh, West Randolph,
for 88 25 wlll furnlsh ono barrel of Brown's
Best Clty lioller Mllls Flour (lowest cash prlco
S7) and the Watchman ono year (82).
Edoeuton IliiOTHEJts, Northfield, for 88 23
will furnlsh ono barrel Brown's Best Clty Roller
Mllls Flour (lowest cash prlce 87.25) and the
Watchman one year (82).
lllustration !
New SuiisciiniKits. A person deslring to
snbpcrlbe goes to the agency bo may prefer.
By complying wlth the terms of the ofter he
gets his llour, the agont glves blm a recelpt for
tlie Watchman for one year, and the paper
wlll bo sont from this offlce. Old SoiiscniUEJts
who havo pald np to or beyond January
1883, by exhlbitlng their tecelpt or thelr
Watchman to any of thn dealers named, can
take advantage of this offer. Subscribers who
havo not pald up to January 1, 1883, should
remit to tlio Watchman ofllco the full amount
due up to that date, or beyond, and get a
recelpt therefor.
Example!
John Smlth has pald for hia paper to Feb-
ruary, lss'J, or james jones naa paia io ue
combcr, 18S0; either of thoso subs-crlbera by
paylng in full up to January 1, 1883, or bejond,
and by sliowing hia recelpt to any of the
dealers named can takoadvantageof this offer,
and so wlth any other subscrlbera in arrears.
The Reason Why
the publisher ia nblo to make the above liberal
offer ia this: His arrangeinent with the dealers
named enables hlm to get from thom the prlce
of tho Watchman, thua advanclng at the
same timo the interest of tho subscriber, tho
merchanta and tho publisher.
This Proposal
wlll rcmaln open until July 14th, and wlll ba
subject to changea ln the rnarkot pnce of
llour, guarauteelng tho buyer always tho
same relative advautage.
Flour is a staplo article of household use. If
the barrel ia not empty to-day, it may be soon;
and the wise man, although not In Iramedlate
want, wlll take advantage of this olter. Deal
ers unite in warning consumors that the prlco
of flour wlll, wlthout doubt, Boon advance.
Subi-crlbo early and save another penny.
Many acknowledgo the great superiority of
the Watchman, who nevertheless are induced
by low prlcea to take papers which are manl
f estly inferior to it in all that constltulca a good
local and family journal. The publisher's lib
eral oiler disarma all such objectlons. It
bringa the enlarged eight-page Watchman,
with its select, political, family and rellgioua
reading, lta good supply of local news, and ita
uurlvaled agricultural depattment within the
pecunlary raeana of evory Indlvidual.
To know tho Watchman well ls to take It
contlnuously, as the great mass of ita sub
scribers have taken lt for loDg terms of yeara.
To give strangora an opportunity to become
acqualnted with ita morlts, ia ln largo part tho
motlvo lu maklng the above proposal. Show
THIS OFFKlt TO YOUlt KH1KNDS.
W. W. l'ltKSt-'OTT, rulillaher.
Montpelier, Vt., June 13, 1883.
Hop llitters aro tho rurest nnd Best
lti t( ers Ever 3Iatlt.
Thov nra commundcd from IIops. Mall
Bucliu, Mandrako and D.tnuellon, tho oldesl
best, and most vaiuauie memcines id iub wor;a
and contain all the beot and mojt curutlve
propertlca of all other reniedlea, bting the
greatcct Blood l'nrilier, Llver Uegulator and
I.lfe and Health Kestorlng Agent on earth.
No disease or 111 health can iiosalbly long exlst
whero these Bittera aro used, so varied and
porfoct are tholr operatlona.
They give new Hfe and vigor to tho aged
and Inflrm. To all whoso employments cause
irregularity of the bowels or urlnary organs.
or who requlre au AppetUer, Tonlo and mlld
Stlmulant, Uop Bittera aro lnvaluable, bolng
hlghly cnratlve, tonlo and Btlmulatlng, wlthout
Intoxluattug.
No matter what your feellngs or symptom
aro, what the dUeaso or nllment ls, uso Hop
Bltters. Dou't wflt until you are slck, but lf
you only foel bad or mlserable use Hop Uittera
at onco. It may save your lifo. Hundreds
have bcon gavcd bv bo doing. Flvo hundred
dollara wlll be pald for a caso they wlll not
curo or help.
Donot sufferor let your frlenda suffer, but
uso and tirgo them to use Hop Bittera.
Uemomb8r, Hop Bltters la no vilo, drugged,
drunkon nostrum, but the Purest and Best
Medlcluo ever Made; the "Invalld's Ftlend
and Hope," and no person or family should
bo wlthout them. Try the Bittera to-day.
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