Her. Mm. A. ROBINSON, Editor.
"In tenlial unity, in non-esienliah liberty,
in all thing charity."
What a blessed thought, when burdened
with sorrow and cures, that we hare the
privilege of looking up to our Father in
hcaren for convolution. If led to doubt
our acceptance with God, let us remember
that the prscioun Wood of our Saviour was
ithed for our salvation, and be willing to
humble ourselves at the foot of the crow.
Then, by confining our nins and putting
them away, we can by faith look up and
be healed, even a the children of Iscwl
looked up to the brazen .serpent in the wild
erooM, and were healed of the bite.
Oh, why will so many cling to the vimi
ticiiof this life, and look down to this world
of tin for happine. Had we not better,
like Paul, take pleasure herein infirmities,
reproaches, persecutions ; in distresses for
Christ's sake? and look up to those man
sions which Jesus is preparing for the faith
ful few? Lookup to the blessed Saviour
who will have compassion on us when
earthly friends forsake, look up to our (tod,
who has promised to be our Father? What
greater love can we ask for than heluisbe-
otowed, to allow us, poor erring mortals, to
call the creator of the heavens and the
earth "Our Father." .Massy.
The Bible and Mental Growth.
liv the study of the bible, the mind of
mar is brought into contact with the mind
of God. IWing designed to be the means
if the hitrhest intellectual cull lire, as well
M the means of eternal salvation, the di
rectionn it contains are not usually given in
the form of snecific rules, but in the form
of principles. The bible contains asysten
of doctrines, but these doctrines arc simply
the Drineii'lcs ot dutv. r rom the doctrines
oa nrincinlcs. we deduce rules of tint v
From the doctrine of the divinity of Christ,
we deduce the duty of paying him homage.
From the doctriip' of the atonement, we
deduce the duty of trusting in Christ's
merits for acceptance with (tod.
These doctrines or principles are not iso
lated. They are parts of a system, and
taken together form a perfect whole; no
one doctrine can be perfectly understood
when viewed by itself.
The student of astronomy may know that
the moon revolves annually around the sun,
but he cannot understand the form of her
orbit, and the times and circumstances of
her revolution, unless he understands the
relation of the moon to the earth, and to
other portions ot the solar system. In like
manner, a man may know that a certain
doctrine is found in the bible, and is there
fore true; but he cannot fully understand
that doctrine till he understands the eys
tem of which it is a part.
The doctrines contained in the bible are
not arranged in a formal, systematic man
ner. M aiau would arrange them. Thev
are not set in order, so that they can
approached andaoprehended with the least
possible exercise of thought. Thev are
embedded in facts, just as the natural sci
enoes are embedded in facts.
There is in nature a perfect system of
astronomy, but it is not so ananged that
the careless observer may see it. To a
careless and superficial observer, nothing
can be more confused than the apparent
motions of the heavenly bodies the facts
from which the science of astronomy is to
be deduced. When observation has found
the right standpoint, and the principles
are deduced from the phenomena, then all
confusion ceases, and a perfectly harmoni
ous nystem appears.
In like manner there is a perfect system
of theology in the bible, but it is not at
once apparent. It lies underneath the facts
of the bible. These are made up of narra
tives, and precepts, and psalms, and proph
ecies, and epistles. Nothing at first view,
icems farther from system than the teach
ings of the bible, l'.ut careful study reveals
a system comprehensive and perfect.
So far as we can see, God has constructed
both nature and the bible in this way, in
order to exercise the mind, and thus devel
op its power. Intellectual growth is thus
promoted by the study of the bible, in the
same way in which it is promoted by the
study of the natural seieneis.
It is also promoted by the peculiar na
ture of the truths which compose this di
vine science, aud by the fact that they come
fresh from the mind of (rod. If truth have
a tendency to quicken the soul, the truth
of God must have a tendency in the high
est degree. It does not, like the science of
mathematics, address t';e intellect alone;
it stirs the deepest feelings of the soul.
Efforts of pure intellect now do not call
forth the highest intellectual power. That
5b called forth when the highest intellectual
effort is stimulated by intense feeling; this
is the very condition of mind which the
truth of God is adapted to produce.
Truth relating to the natural sciences is
admitted to be a powerful instrument of
mental growth ; much more, then, should
we expect that truth relating to conscious
immortal intelligences should have asim
The study of the wisdom of sages and
statesmen, as shown in the formation of
constitutions and in acts of legislation
gives power to the mind ; much more mus
the study of the divine constitution of the
moral universe, and the legislation of the
King of kings.
We have thus viewed one of the many
aspects in which the value of the study of
the bible is apparent. Its great value con
sists in making us wise unto salvation, in
teaching us the way of deliverance from
sin ; but there are incidental benefits re
sulting from its study, to which we do well
to refer from time to time. Bible Record.
A Friendly Talk with Parents.
His mother made him a little coat."
The good mother who made the little man
tle was Hannah, honored among women.
The lad who wore it was Samuel, who grew
from a beautiful childhood into the holy
prophet and the honest judge. Hannah
consecrated him to God from infancy, and
placed him in the temple. Every year she
'made him a little coat," and took it up to
Shiloh when she went to offer her annual
I will answer for it that the garment
which this sensible mother wove for her
darling boy was a sober and becoming one.
She did not make the child a doll, to be
overloaded with finery. Samuel was too
sacred a being for such profanation, and so
are all our children. I know of thousands
of parents who have received from God a
child, and then they turn the young im
mortal into a dressmaker's doll ! As if God
had not made the little creature beautiful
enough, they must overload it with uphol
stering of silk and laces, and then torture
its graceful freedoms into the tongs and
screws of arbitrary fashion. On a certain
Sabbath these parents brought their child
ren to church, and formally devoted them
to the Lord in baptism. Rut all the rest of
the time they are consecrating their off-
pring to that other trinity fashion, finery
and follv! I tell you that overdressing of
the lxxlv strikes through into the heart. It
poisons the mind with affectations and most
uncliildlike greed of admiration and vain
glory. How can a stop ever be put to the
crop of fops and fashionists, if children are
to be trained into foppery and coxcombery
from their cradles? How can our children
be taught self denial, frugality, humility
and spiritual mindedness whilctheir grace
fill forms are smothered under the artificial
trappings of pride and extravagance? I
am unite sure that when the sensible He
brew mother "made a little coat" for he
lovelv bov she remembered that he was
"lent unto the Lord." and not to the "lusi
of the eye and the pride of life."
lint there is another meaning which I
wish to pive this "little coat." In the bi
ble dress is an emblem of character. Christ
ianity is spoken of as a raiment ; we are
xhorted to "put on Christ," to be "clothed
with humility," and to keep our garments
unspotted from the world. Xor is it a mere
pun a playing with sacred words to re
mind vou that habit both signifies dress
and signifies the disposition of the mind
and its tcnaency to good or evil, mo nan
it of doing right is the essence of godliness.
Now we parents not only clothe our lit
tle ones; we also provide, in no small de
gree, the habits of their souls. We help
to clothe them in garments of light and
loveliness, or else in garments of sin and
sorrow and shame. We make for them
coats which no moth can consume coats
which they shall be wearing after we have
molded into dust ! Our children put on the
example we set, and wear it. Not only
what we say, but what we do, will be re
peated in their opinions and theirconduct.
Our characters stream into our children.
It enters through their eyes and through
their ears every moment. How quick they
are to copy us ! No photographic plate is
more sensitive to the images which lodge
tiiere. Our irritations irritate them. Our
dissimulations make them tricky and de
ceitful. Ifabovis handled harshly, and
rkvd into obeidence, he will likely turn
out a sulkv, olistinatc creature; he will be
ust what our impatient rudeness makes
lim. If malicious tattle sour our conver
sation at the table, our children's "teeth
will be set on edge." If we talk onlv
money, money, money," they will be
greedy tor sharp bargains, it we taic hor
ses," and "base ball," and "race courses,"
etc., they will be on fire with a rage for
sporting. If we give our boys a dollar for
the toy shop or the place of amusement,
and only a dime for the contribution box,
we shall teach them that self indulgence is
often times more importance than charity.
If we live for the world, they will die of
the world, and be lost forever! The mind
garmeuts which we weave they will wear.
Long after we are dead, our children will
be clothed in the habits we helped to fashion.
Mr. A has always thought it genteel
and hospitable to offer wine at his table.
His sons have learned to love it. They
take somethingstrongerandquite too much
of it! How does the father like the coat
which he made for his boys?
Brother B has insisted that the thca-
road the slander flies, and opposition finds
barbed shafts to fiibg at the too Taliaiit
champion. Parties are made, and sides
taken for and against, and thus again is
fulfilled the Master's saying, "I come not
to send peace, but a sword. For I am come
to set a man at variance against his father,
and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law."
You may depend upon it,
there is no good doing if the devil does not
howl. When there is no opposition from
the infernal powers, it is because there is
nothing to oppose. "Let be," saith Satan,
"let be! a comfortable congregation, a so
ber minister; all asleep let be! Drive
on!" says he to his charioteer, "I need not
alight here. Another small congregation ;
more pews than people ; somnolent divine ;
drive on !" saith he, "no trouble here for
my empire; drive on to yonder meeting
house, where there is an earnest preacher,
aud a people much given to prayer. Stop !"
says he, "I must use my best endeavors to
stay this invasion of ray kingdom."
Straightway Satan comes to do his best or
his worst to hinder the kingdom of Christ.
In hell's opposition we discern a sign of
hopefulness, for where the fire of malice
burns against the gospel there God's fire of
grace is burning also. fyurgeon.
The swilt not always wins the race.
Nor cloth the victory fall
To strength alone, bat oftentimes
To feeble ones and small.
Fold not thy hands in weariness.
Nor droop them in despair ;
Tis step by step, both sure and slow,
We climb the highest stair.
And day by day some little things
Will wait for thee to do;
So day by day thy failing strength
Shall constantly renew,
Some lowly service, out of" sight,
May be thy destined lot ;
Thy garden may be small, but see
That weeds deface it not.
Thou hast not long to labor thus.
And songs may well beguile
The wearied hour of one who works
Beneath his Master's smile.
And when the service of thy love
Is ended and complete,
'Tw ill be for thee to take the rest
To weary ones so sweet.
Then, looking back upon thy life,
Thy one regret shall be
That thou hast done no more for Him
Who did so much for thee.
And in the temple of thy Lord,
Set free fr.im sin and care,
The full repose of love shall be
In perfect service there !
77? Leisure Hour.
Another case is that of a wife who had 1
prayed for her husband twenty years. Like
many others, he sought to hide himself be
hind the sins of God's people, and was apt
to point out his own example as better
than theirs. He seldom attended public
worship, preferring his books and newspa
pers. For her two sons, this mother felt
deep solicitude. Her prayers were heard
for the youngest son, who united with the
church. His brother preferred the pleas
ures of the world.
Reverses in business came. The family
removed to the solitudes of a farm in the
country. The wife kept on praying for her
companion. He at length yielded. When
he first asked her to pray for him, her joy
found vent in grateful tears. He is now,
with his wife and younger son, a sincere
A third case, I have in mind, was the
youngest son of an aged minister. The man
of God, often, before preaching, would en
treat the people to pray for his son James
Year after year passed and there seemed to
be no impression made on the young man's
mind. Unlike th two preceding cases, he
weut regularly to church. His sisters were
all truly pious, but his stout heart rebelled
against a father's pravers and mother's
A stranger's voice, heard in the old meet
ing house, at length arrested the young
man. Feeling his great sinfulness, he
sought his father's prayers. He soon was
led to trust in Christ, and found peace in
believing. 1 he joy of his parents was un
speakable and full of glory. A few years
ago his father finished his work and went
to his reward. James is now, and has been
for years, a pillar in the church of God
deacon of the church, superintendent of
the Sunday school, and the most liberal
supporter of the pastor.
"I)e not wearv in well doing, for in due
season ve shall reap if ve faint not." ,V. S.
Honse,: Farm and Garden.
I. 0. It. COLLINS, Editor.
A Happy Going Home.
"I knew a young girl intimately. I saw
her almost every day. She was a beautiful
child, surrounded by all that wealth and
affection could bring. Some of my broth
ers here knew her father, for he w as Presi
dent of the Young Men's Christian Asso
ciation in Cincinnati. His residence was
a magnificent man-ion on a beautiful hill
near the city. Iiy home instruction" and
Sunday school instruction she, in early life.
gave her heart to Jesus. One sad Satur- j
day, turning around suddenly when near j
the fire, her dress caught, and almost in an j
instant she was enveloped in flames. Her j
screams brought her father to her room,
and O what a scene for him to look upon ! j
What horror must have crept into that
fond father's heart ! He said he iiever
dreamed w hat misery was till that moment.
He speedily extinguished the flames, and,
finding that they had not reached the
child's head, nor apparently had time to
burn her severely, he thought himself the
happiest man in all the world, for his dar
ling was safe. He laid heron the bed, and
began at once to apply such remedies as he
could command. Soon the child asked,
'Father, how long must I suffer this intense
agony? (, not long, Helen. Only an hour
I hope.' For three quarters of an hour she
did not murmur, nor utter a cry, nor say,
'How near, dear father, how near is the
hour up?' What submission in suffering
was there! At last the poor father said, 'I
hope in fifteen minutes, Helen, you will be
relieved from this great pain.'
"The physician came day after day. Mr.
Neffat last saw by his countenance some
thing that aroused his suspicions that his
daughter would not get well. 'Doctor,' he
Kev. Henry Giles, in an article in the
Atlantic Monthly, thus speaks of clerical
Clerical speakers are not behindhand
herein ; and this is natural. As they hav
to create their own topics, and, independ
ently of outw ard occasion, to excite inter
est in their topics, the process of composing
a sermon must be a continued process of
self concentration and self exhaustion.
is not surprising that the ego should be
continually present and continually ex
pressed. Then the speech itself is guarded
from contradiction, and secured against
open criticism ; the pulpit, separate from
the body of the church, not only in locali
ty but in idea, is sacred against outspoken
objection; and, the words of the sermon,
falling upon the stillness of reverential si
lence, are only less sacred than those or the
bible. The man is entirely left to himself.
He has no open combat or rival, by whom
his force may be tested. The poor neglect
ed actor has to silence the groaning of his
heart, while shouts of rapture hail the dem
igod of the night ; if any vain illusion gives
the despised one hope, theatrical audiences
are not guilty of deception. So, in the
contests of the law, the orator takes high
position only through victory over opposi
tion. I'ut the feeblest preacher that ever
drained away the sublimity of his text may
mistake his isolated personal intensity tor
force. The gentleness with which the de
voutly meek listen to him he may consider
j impression ; and the stolid firmness with
j which the inattentively reflective seem to
! listen he may suppose conviction. Then
the good man at the end is tired and tri
umphant. No one tells him differently ;
and often he himself will not think differ
ently, in spite of all that events declare too
plainly aud too severely.
How naturally, then, docs the preacher,
who works hard and earnestly, think, with
out ordinary means of comparison, that he
works with eloquence and power; how nat
ural that he should rejoice in the illusion !
"Ah, you were not at church, today," said
a preacher to a friend, whom he met after
service coming in an opposite direction.
"No, sir." "I am sorry," replied the cler
gyman; "for I never in my life preached
better. O, it is hard to move these rich
fellows; but sometimes a man can shake
Last spring we procured a few of the
famed Norway oats ; and that we might be
enabled to judge fairly of their'merit3 com
pared with common oats, we sowed them
upon the same ground, or side by side with
the common oats. The soil was a strong
loam greensward without manure. "We
sowed twenty pounds on a little less than
third of an acre. They grew much
coarser straw than the others, and more
stalks to a kernel of seed. Both kinds
lodged somewhat, the Norways about the
same as the others. Of the common oats
we sowed ten bushels on something less
than two and one-half acres. When we
threshed them we measured up twenty
bushels of Norways and one hundred and
thirty of the others. It will readily be
seen that the yield per acre was very near
ly equal. The ratio of yield to amount of
seed sown was of the Norways thirty to
one, and of the common oats thirteen to
one. We omitted to state that the Nor
ways weighed 62 pounds per bushel and
the others 81. In appearance both while
growing and when threshed these Norway
oats are like some oats that were sent us
from the Agricultural Department some
years ago, labelled "Black Oats from Swe
den," which we raised two years and then
discarded. Our objections to them were
that they grew too large straw, and the
oats wer bearded, that is there was a sort
of beard on each kernel. They were also
later than the common oats. The same
objections ipply to these, in fact we believe
them to be precisely the same variety of
oats. The ojection in regard to size of
straw would doubtless be somewhat obvia
ted by thicker seeding, and this would
also doubtless lessen the tendency to "til
ler" or throw out a large number of stalks
to a kernel, and would also shorten the
heads and lessen the ratio of yield to
amount of eced, though the yield per acre
might not In changed. On the whole we
are not favorably impressed toward the
Norways by the results of this experiment,
but do not consider it conclusive, for no
one experiment can be, and we shall prob
ably try them again. In the mean time
we would be pleased to hear from others
in regard to them, whether favorable or
otherwise. I f they are so much better than
common oatj, as Mr. ilarusdeU w ho buys
them at one dollar and sells at seven dol
lars fifty cents per bushel, would have us
believe, all should know it. If the fact can
be established that they are equally as val
uable to feed not only in grain but in straw,
or in hot), and will yield under the sun.e
circuinstuices, even five bushels more per
acre thai others, all farmers want to raise
' Ayrshire Dairy Stock. ' ! V ! Early Feeding of Stock,
At a recent meeting of the Ayrshire Far- Many farmers put off feeding their stock
mers' Club, the characteristics of the stock I too late in the season, often until the se-
of the county, and the practices inbreeding I vere cold of early winter sets in. Some do
were fully discussed by a body of intelli-1 this through mistaken notions of economy
gent practical farmers. It was generally 1 others because their preparations for win
agreed that the higher and too finely bred I ter are not yet complete, and they cannot
stock, the style now commanding the priz- feed to advantage, or cannot spare the
es at their shows, was not the most profit- time from what they regard as the more
able for the farmer to keep, who bred with pressing duties of the season. When they
reference to dairy products. The chief I do commence to feed, many make a prac-
speaker of the evening said he would take tice of throwing out the refuse fodder, or
a herd of cows w'ith milking and feeding the poorer quality of hay, thinking that, in
qualities combined, eompact in shape and changing from green to dry feed, the cattle
of good size. Though he would keep the will eat but little, and the greater part
Ayrshire milch cow constantly in view, he I thrown out will be wasted. We are confi
would retain a stoutness that would render j dent that in respect to both these practices
the stock more hardy, such stock being I farmers act against their true interest,
more profitable, taking the season through. I and suffer great loss in consequence. The
The speakers concurred in saying that I confinement necessary, the character of
too small teats oughtto be guarded against, I the food usually given, and the severity of
as it would lead to the practice of not milk-1 the season, prolonged as it is in this cli-
ing dry, which would result in injury to mate, occasions even with good care, much
the cow. The opinion was strongly ex- loss of strength and vigor ; and it is very
pressed that the bull should come from a important to prevent loss of flesh, and de-
stock that has been good for generations I pletion in the early part of the season. It
back, and from a good strong mother that I is the poorest economy, both in regard to
was a profitable cow and remarkable for I food and labor, to sacrifice the vigor and
dairy qualities. It was maintained that I strength accumulated during the whole
the bull's progeny would be more like his I summer by a few days neglect in the fall ;
mother than himself. Many a breeder has I for every one knows that less care and. less
observed this result, and hence it has come J food is necessary to keep stock in good
to be laid down as an axiom in breeding, condition from the start, than to restore
that it is more important to look after the them to it after they have commenced to
pedigree of the male, and to be sure he fall away, or to keep them in a passable
comes from the best milking stock, and had condition after their growth has received a
a good milking mother, than to depend on check. Therefore the farmer who studies
the qualities of the cow to which he is put, his own interests will commence to feed
for the transmission of milking qualities to early, and will give his stock good nourish
the offspring. ing food at the start. It is at this time
In regard to the raising of Ayrshire stock, they need the best, both on account of their
the leading speaker said he would give the I not relishing dry fodder at first, and be-
calf its mother's milk. Give a quart or j cause there is but precious little nourish
two at a time, feeding twice a day, and in- I ment in the dead and Irost-bitten grass
crease the quantity as the calf grows, but I which still form part of their feed. To us
take good care not to give more at a time I the lowing of a herd of cattle, crazy with
than the calf could take readily. Give a I hunger, seems a pitiable sound, and a sure
dry bed and put a little good hav within I sign of at least a short-sighted ami un
its reach. When about three weeks old I thrifty owner. Wetter n Rural.
give skimmed milk twice a day, with hay
or grass three or four times a day. Very
small quantities given often are always
best. Continue this practice four or five
weeks. When turned out to grass the
calves should still have gruel once a day,
dry hay and whole grain. The corn meal
alone is not so good for horses, as when
mixed With bran. An excellent meal is
made of ground oats. The fodder is cut
by horse power on stormy or spare days
and stored in large bins, so as to furnish
always a surplus on hand.
A Good Remedy rgainst Insects.
We found it next to impossible last year
to protect the young cantaloupe vines
against the persistent attack of the black
gnat and the striped bug. Even young
radishes, which we had always found be
fore a sure protection, had little or no effect.
Eventually soap suds were applied, which
seemed to do the business, both in driving
them away and in keeping them away
It should be applied several times, and al
ways after a rain has washed off the effects
of the previous sprinkling. Whale oil soap
is the best for this purpose, using about
one pound to four gallons of water. This
soap can be obtained at the agricultural
stores, generally, as well as at some of the
drug and grocery stores.
Wc see that other remedies are suggested,
and among them one in an English journ
al, that the comman elder bush scattered
among the vines will keep of all bugs usu
ally infesting them. But we do not believe
it. We have often tried similar applian
ces, and found them all to be worthless.
Try the whale, oil soap suds; and if this
substance cannot be obtained, use the com
mon soap in a larger proportion. German
Milk for Ca'ves.
I have observed in raising my calves for
the past few years, that rich milk was net
as good for a calf, either for fattening or
rapid growth, as milk which did not con-
Lyman Call, East Durham, P. Q., writes
the Canada Farmer that he keeps a dairy
of twenty-six cows, the milk of which is
disposed of at a cheese factory; that last
June he sowed an acre of corn in drills, and
commenced cutting and feeding to the
cows the first of July. When the Septem
ber rains came on, he omitted the corn
feeding four days, and the result was a dim
inution of fifty-two pounds of milk per day.
The corn feeding was again resumed, and
in four days the cows gave their customary
quantity of milk. The increased flow of
milk doubly paid the cost of the food given.
The Subscriber has just ontned a new Grorpr
Store, opposite the Barton Drug Store, wheie he
will keep for sale everything usually 1'ouBd in
nrst class oroccry, such as
and Provision". Also those splendid Bottled
Pickles, Ketchups and Pepper Sauce,
Raisins, Figs, Oranges, Lemons, Jiuu,
Candies, and Cigars,
that are good to take,
LORILLARD'S BEST CHEWING TOBACCO,
Y O U X G A M E Ii I C A
which he proposes to sell as
LOW AS POSSIBLE
and live. Please call and I will endeavor to suit
PRICE AND QUALITY.
Come one, come all.
GEO. C. DAVIS.
Barton, June 28, 18G9. o6
J. T. BOWLER
Agent for the Orleans County Marble Works at
Barton, would return his thanks to the public
or theirpatronaee the last eisht years and would
say that he is now prepared to finish
GRAVE STONES, MONUMENTS,
and all work usually found in a Marble Shop a:
GREATLY REDUCED PRICES,
iay that the Marble Shop known
made oi linseed meal or ground ou caice, tain so jare a .,er cent of butter.
... i Tfi, ..!: I .... . .
oi uvuii mviu. iuucuui isuivcriT vJ wuiuc, i That t h hnttnr m nnt tnrt v- nn ixjmi.
give bean meal, if not, linseed meal. Un- t;aj portion of its food, is easilv seen from
! less the water is plenty, easily accessible tue fact that a calf mav be raised on skim
and good, continue the gruel through June ,ncd milk, after the butter is almost en
and July, as it supplies drink, the meal tirely taken awav, and if it is properly
The Jersey Cow.
The HiiTlington Hawk Eye gives the fol
lowing sjnopsis of an excellent article in
the Galacy on the Jersey cow. The atten
tion whi:h the cdit-.r of the Hawk Eve
gives to agricultural matters we hop.
Character Revealed in Christ.
There is in Koine an elegant fresco by
Guido The Aurora. It covers a lofty ceil
ing. Looking up at it from the pavement
your neck grows stiff, your hend dizzy, and
the figures indistinct. You soon tire and
turn away. The owner of the palace has
placed a broad mirror near the floor. You
may now sit down before it as at a table,
and at your leisure look into the mirror,
and enjoy the fresco that is above you.
There is no more weariness, norindistinct
ncw, nor dizziness.
8o Ood ha brought otherwise inaccessi
ble truth to our world through Jesus Christ.
In him, as in a glass, we may Im hold the
glory and truth aud grace of God. lie is
himself "the Truth." Like the Ilospigli
oo mirror beneath the Aurora, Christ
reflects the excellency of heavenly charac
ter. In all essential elements he was on
earth what they are in heaven. And thro'
him we may not only know what the saints
there are, but be assured that "we shall be
like him, for we shall see him as lie is."
Sunday School Joumaf.
tre is "not so bad a place as the ministers
would make out." So he went occasional
ly and took his sons and daughters. They
grew fond of it, and of the seductive nudi
ties which disgrace the American stage.
His boys have been "set on fire of hell ;"
they have been led by the theatre to the
saloon, and to the fashionable brothel!
How does Brother B like the coat his
boys are wearing?
Mrs. C claims that the ball room is a
good place to learn graceful manners. So
she sent her daughters. They have learned
everything the modern ball room teaches
everything (not exeejiting the indecent
"round dances.") Her daughters waltz
and dress superbly. But, as she looks at
them from her dying bed, how will she ap
prove the moral apparel in which shecloth
ed them ? I rather think that "the orna
ment of a meek and quiet spirit" will look
better than all the costly paraphernalia of
the ball room.
My fellow-parents ! we are weaving our
children's habits every hour. We do it as
clothes are made, stitch by stitch. We do
it by little things and through unconscious
influences. We are making the "little
coats" which shall be worn not only in
this world, but in the world to come ! Oh,
how much it depends on us whether they
shall "walk in white" among the glorified
in heaven 1 The property we can leave our
children may be small indeed. We may
not afford them an expensive education.
But day by day we can be prayerfully, pa
tiently weaving for them that garment of
godliness which shall grow brighter and
brighter until they put on the shining rai
ment like unto those before the Throne!
Her. T. L. Cuyfer in Independent.
flip lii-.'iits in them. Mv dear friend, vou
said, 'do not keep anvthins back: tell me , ,,, , , " ,u: .
' 1 ' i should nave heard mvsermon this morning
on l'ives and Lazarus !" But egotism in
And the Greatest of these is Charity.
The little that I have seen in the world,
and know of the history of mankind, teach
e me to look uikju their errors in sorrow.
not in anger. When I take the history of
one poor heart that ha uiimed and Buffer
ed, and represent to myself the struggles
and temptations it passed through the
brief pulsation of joy ; the tears of regret ;
the foeblenesH of purpose; the scorn of the
world that nas little charity ; the desola
tion of the soul's sanctuary, and threaten
ing voices within ; health gone happiness
gone I would fain leave the erring soulof
my fellow man with him from whose hapd
it came.- Dr. Chalmert,
As surely as God glorifies his truth and
gives seals to the christian ministry, oppo
sition is aroused. If the preacher is sup
posed to live in the middle ages, his history
will be told in a few words. He preaches
Ht first to a crowd. Converts are made.
The priests hear of it ; he is abhorred. He
resorts to lone places among the hills ; he
preaches in cottages and private assemblies ;
converts are still brought in. The hunt
grows hotter; the hell hounds are out, ea
ger for blood. The man is secreted ; he
takes his pen to write, if he cannot use his
tongue to speak. At last he is seized, lie
M dragged before the tribunals; he burns
and blazes with sacred eloquence before his
judges, but he is condemned to-die; and
now he stands upon a fiery pulpit, the fag
ots blazing all about him ; and if he utters
not a single word, yet is his death eloquent.
The fire of his earnestness is met by the
fire of their malice ; we know which of the
two fires will win.
In these times we are screened by a gra
cious providence from the satanic cruelty
of persecution. Now-a-days it takes anoth
er shape; the preacher is no sooner success'
ful than it is reported that he is actuated
either by covetous or ambitious designs.
It is also currently reported that he sai
this or that ridiculous or blasphemous thing.
There are some who heard him say what he
never dreamed of, and others stand prepar
ed to be grandfathers to the lie, and add
another of their own invention, and so ah
ull. I he poor man who was an intimate
friend, burst into tears as he replied, 'Clod
knows, Mr. Xcff, that I wish I could do
something more for Helen, but I have done
the last thin"- in mv power : she must die,
I am afraid, before tomorrow morning.'
Never, as that father told me. never had
he experienced such feelings. '(. ) how can
I tell her?' lie went to her at last, took
her hand in his, and, with all the calmness
he could command, said, 'Helen, you are
a very sick little girl.' 'Yes, pa, I know it.'
'Helen' and the poor father could scarcely
frame his words, hut God taught him
'Helen, sometimes little girls who are as
sick as you, are very long sick.' 'Yes' pa
pa, I know that!' He could scarcely go
further, but at last had strength given him
to say, 'My dear child, sometimes little
girls as sick as you are, do not get well at
all.' The child turned her eye, beautiful
and bright upon him and said, Ta, I am
not afraid to die.' God be praised for a
religion that can enable a child, in such
sweet trustfulness, to utter that testimony !
That day was one of farewells to parents
and grandparents, and brothers and sis
ters. Her brother Wallie kissed her and
said, 'Helen, you must forgive me for an
noying you.' 'O, brother Wallie, I have
nothing to forgive. I want you to ask Jesus
to forgive you, and make you his dear boy.'
He has asked Jesus, and since his sister's
death has united with the church. Then
her parents bade her farewell ; and just be
fore midnight she asked them to sing,
"Jeeus, lover of my soul,
Let me to thj bosom fly,"
and she sang clearly and beautifully,with
out a tremor in her voice, through it all.---Then
she commenced the Lord's prayer,
and that father said he never heard the
words, 'Thy will be done on earth as it is
in heaven,' uttered as she uttered them.
When she closed the prayer she seemed to
be for a time breathing an inaudible pray
er, and at twelve o'clock the bridegroom's
voice was heard, and Helen went out to
meet him, and the door was shut, and Hel
en went into the marriage supper of the
Lamb.". Thane Miller.
strong preachers is even strengthened with
their strength. There is no man whose
personality attracts so much the personali
ty of others toward him, as does that of the
popular preacher. I lis personality is thus
turned back upon him, through the kaleid
oscope of a manifold reflection from the
admiring personalities of other?, with a
warmth and intensity of coloring which no
other orator ever calls so constantly into
play. Struggling thus with his own per
sonality, and with the personalities about
him, the moments of his emancipation
from both must seem to him as miraclej
appreciated by its fanner readers. We al
ways find valuable matter in that depart
ment of their paper :
Charlt W. Elliott gives an interesting
article in the (iaiaxy. n this valuable ani
mal. II pronounces her far superior to
any of hir sisters of otlur breeds for but
ter, and ;ivcs many instances to 'prove the
truth of ids assertion. She has bi en for
thirty ycir attaining her pri scnt position,
both in i'ngland and the Eastern States,
one he minks she will permanently main
tain for nany years to eoinc over all oth
The JeTrsty, sometimes miscalled Ahbtr
ney cow, is i small animal, frequently not
weighing mre than G"i pounds, very har
dy, thrivinj both on little and coarse feed,
and a great pet among breeders who know
her good qialities. Her capacity for but
ter making is astonishing,
ordinary way, with no extra
200 pound is not unuual, though the
yield of mi. k i not great. The quality of
butter is far superior to that from any oth
er breed, and sells constantly and readily
n the markets of the great cities, for 7-3
cents and a dollar a pound. One of her
peculiarities is the long time she gives
milk. A certain breeder who always dried
his cows crT before calving, found that he
could not do this with the Jersev, and had
to milk them to the day of dropping the
calf. One of his cows never dried
Kept in the
care or feed,
Three Striking Cases.
Soon after her conversion, a christian
wife began to pray for her husband. He
was naturally of a kind disposition, but ut
terly averse to attending public worship.
Year after year passed away, and on every
Sabbath the faithful wife would ask him to
accompany her to the house of God. He
uniformly refused, but he did it kindly,
"You and the boys may go, but I will
stay at home with my books."
More than ten' years passed thus, the
wife still praying for the salvation of her
husband. The clad day at last came, when
as usual after breakfast, she said,
"Husband, will you go with me to church
"Yes, I will," was the reply.
Her heart overflowed with gratitude to
God for at length hearing her. prayer.
Quickly she hastened to her closet, and
besought the Lord to make this the day of
salvation to his soul.
The Lord heard her in this matter. Ev
ery word that fell from her pastor's lips
seemed for him. His heart was completely
subdued by the love of Christ, and he
now a devoted member of the church, with
his wife. . " '" .' 1 ?:: "I '
In the Silent Midnight Watches.
In the silent midnight watches
List thy bosom's door ;
How it kuocketh, knocketh, knocketh,
Knocketh evermore !
Say not 'tis thy pulse's beating,
'Tis thy heart ot'sin ;
'Tis thy Saviour knocks, and crieth,
"Rise and let me in !"
Death comes down with equal footstep,
To the hall and hut ;
Think yoa Death will stand a-knocking
When the door is shut ?
Jesus waiteth, waiteth, waiteth,
But the Uoor is fast ;
Grieved away thy Saviour goeth ,
Death breaks in at last.
Then 'tis thine to stand entreating
Christ to let thee in ;
At the gate of heaven beating,
Wailing for thy sin,
Nay, alas! thou foolish virgin,
Hast thou then forgot ?
Jesus waited long to know thee,
Now he knows thee not !
A. Cleveland Coze.
all in three years, though she had two
calves in that time.
The richness of the milk and the long
time she continues to give it, more than
compensates in my mind, for the larger
quantities some other breeds give.
The Jersey cow has been bred at home
RmonK an exeeeoinsrlv poor people, and is
the poor man's cow there. Here in the
United States, the breed is mostly in the
hands of the rich people and fancy farm
ers, and the prices are high, cows selling
for $100 to $300. Lady I'igott, an aristo
cratic holy fancier of this breed, in Eng
land, paid 2,.-0( or f00 guineas, for Vic
toria Begin, a fancy cow, and she declares
that she was the most profitable animal
that ever wa on her farm. For the dairy,
the Jersey cow seems to be acknowledged
to be at the head of all the breeds, and we
should be pleased to know that some of
them had lieen brought to our state. At
the present time, we do not know of a sin
gle animal of this breed in Iowa. If any
body else does, we should be glad to know-
how they succeed here.
should have boiling water poured upon it
and stand for an hour, and then be mixed
with a quart or so of water give at a tem
perature of not over 00 degrees. As soon
as the nights get to be frosty or stormy
calves should always be taken in aud al
lowed to have good hay carefully selected
for them. But they should be out through
the day when it is not stormy as long as
there is a fresh bite for them. When the
gnisses cease to be fresh, that is after they
are frost bitten and cease their growth for
the season, the calves should have sliced
: turnips, or in want of them give gruel again,
and not suffer them to fall otf before begin-
i ill!;;:. Better "rive it in the morninp. Half
j a pound of lineed meal to each is sufficient,
i It is better to keep calves loose in a pen.
I than confined to stanchions, the pen divid
ed so a to classify the calves; keep the
' strong ones together and the weaker ones
1 by themselves. Let them out at noon to
i drink and air themselves, but they should
! never bo allowed to stay out when they are
uncomfortable either from cold or rain.
i When they are ready to go out in the
; spring, tney should oe accustomed to it Py
detrrees, as the weather allows, and brought
i in at night. Of course the barn or shed
j where they are confined through the win
I ter, should be roomy and well ventilated.
I In the summer months they can roueh it
on hard pastures, but by September they
should have plenty of gras through the
On the approach of the second winter is
the time to decide as to the size you will
have them attain, and feed them for it.
(live sliced turnip and cut hay. A little
meal will pay better now than at any other
asre of the beast.
In this respect the treatment is generous
as compared with the treatment which
oung cattle generally receive with us.
But it is no doubt the correct plan to feed
yearling heifers just going into the second
w inter, a great deal better than we do, and
better than they have been fed up to that
age. Houghing it on hard pastures, moors
as thev are called in Scotland, is said to be
i good plan for three or four months of the
summer thev are vearnngs out tne oest
lairv farmers of Scotland maintain that it
s wrong to extend it beyond four months.
iive plenty of grass in the fall, and be
arefu'l not to let them fall off at this sea-
T 1 , , 11 til l
son. r eea generousiv and Keep tne ncsn
on them till February, when they should
have a little meal to supply the drain of
nourishment caused by the growth of the
calf, but they should not feed heavy at
lo ruirlod no n rn Krinf on too srreat a
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flow of milk. Feed moderately till after """" u,m
cared for, and its meal regularly eaten, it
A Simple Ornament.
A very pretty mantle ornament may be
obtained by suspending an acorn, by a
piece of thread tied around it, within half
an inch of the surface of some water con
tained in a vase, tumbler, or saucer, and
allowing it to remain undisturbed for sev-
will grow well and keep in good condition I eral weeks. It will soon burst open, and
upon the nourishment contained in the ! small roots will seek the water ; a straight
casein which is still left in the milk. I
have for experiment given whey, with a
very satisfactory result.
Among my cows I have one which gives
a verv inferior quality of milk, and the
ami tapering stem, with beautiful glossy,
green leave will shoot upward, and pre
sent a very pleasing appearance.
Chestnut trees may be grown in this
manner, but their leaves are not as beauti-
he would also sa
us the M. J K. E. Smith's Shop, under th
basement of Kimball & Pierce's t'.ore, whose
course has been so short lived, h:ts this day ceas
ed to exist, he huvmg purcha-td what aiarf.e
they had on nand. It is a
WELL K X O V X F A C T
ha such a Shop as is superintended by Eowlcr
who has such
Excellent Mater Facilities,
lor polishing and Can furnish work at prices
that no man can live mid pay his heip, who dees
his work by hand. Now u your time to pur
chase in winter when we have more t;me to fin
ish, andwe will set up next simimerto
SUIT THE CUSTCKEKS.
Come one conic all and see us before purchas
ing elsewhere, we Lave a
always on hand.
Remember the place, Water Street, at the old
Stand, opposite D. It. Hunt's Boot and Shoe shop.
All orders should !e addressed to
J. T. BOWLER, Asent.
tCTPeriect satisfaction guaranteed according
to contract. 4
quantity not above the average of the rest, j ful as those of the oak. The water should
still her calves have never failed of sur- j be changed once a month, taking care to
passing all the others, with but one excep- i supply water of the same warmth; bits of
tion, which furnishes still stronger proof! charcoal added to it will prevent the water
of the efficacy of her milk for calves. from souring. If the little leaves turn yel
I have a Durham heifer, which brought I low, add one drop of ammonia in4 the
her first calf on thel'.tth of May, 1867, and I utensil which holds the water, and it will
was immediately taken with a severe sick- I renew it luxuriance. Htnrth and Home.
ness, obliging me to suckle her calf on some j . . .
other cow, which I did, choosing the cow
before mentioned, aid the calf when seven
month old weighed 618 lbs., and was oiily
in middling order, not having received anj
extra care whatever.
The best cow in town was raised under
similar circumstances, upon a cow whoe
milk for butter making had been previous
ly proved to be almost worthless, as the
amount of butter was exceedingly small,
and the color by no mean inviting; yet
the calf was fifty per cent better than its
own mother ever raised, although she had
brought up quite a number, and has the
name of giving rich milk. H. w. H. in lii
A breeder of swine in Pennsylvania re
alized a fortune in a few years by having
the best. Vermont sheep-raisers have
found j?.rt,0)0 bucks profitable to buy, and
a poultry-fancier paid $300 for a single trio
of fowls, and will make money by the operation.
A Clean Record.
I ran across an Iowa minister the other
ay. When he learned where I came from
Why," he said, "one of our best men was
from your place. Yes, indeed, one of our
most trusted men in the church and the
"Who is it?" I asked. When he told me
'Ah, yes," I said, "he was one of our best
boys. I remember him first as 'Willie.'
His mother died ; home was broken up,
and father with his two sons went to board.
What a fine, manly little boy that Willie
is, the boarders all said.
"Then he was Will.' Will is one of
the most reliable scholars in my school,'
said the master.
" 'If I had a class made up of such boys
as Will , teaching would be a delight,'
said his Sabbath school teacher.
"When he was sixteen he went into the
store of one of our deacons. 'If there is no
objection I should like to join the church,'
he said modestly. 'I am going out west,
and I want to goachurch member.' There
was certainly no objection. We wish the
church was lull ot such boys. 1 well re
member when he stood up before the con
gregation alone, and joined himself to the
people of God. Uow our hearts went out
in prayer and love to the dear child. Then
he left his eastern home. From time to
time we hear of him. The account never
changes, from whatever source it cornea.
'He is a true man.'
" 'Mr. T for he is a husband and
father now, 'why, Mr. T. is one of our best
men.' " And I have no doubt of it. His
is a clean record throughout ; for "the boy
is father of the man."-CAtW Paperi
Healthy Hen Roosts.
Attend to the hennery ; paint the roosts
thoroughly with kerosene or petroleum oil.
Clean out the nest boxes, and whitewash
them thoroughly inside and out ; put fresh
nests in, and sprinkle in each a handful of
flour or sulphur. Clean up all the dung
beneath the roosts, and sprinkle fresh loam
over the floor of the hennery. Care in this
quarter is absolutely necessary, and unless
it is taken, a stock of vermin covered, dis
eased poultry will be the result.
See that fowls have a larj-e water vessel
always supplied with good pure water, and
now is a capital time to prepare for them
their condition drop with the following
recipe: To half a pound of sulphate of iron
add one ounce of diluted sulphuric acid
and two gallons of water ; let them stand
fourteen days, and give to the chickens one
teaspoouful to a pint of water two or three
times a week, and to fowls every other day
in the same proportion. The effects of thesi
drops on poultry is wonderful ; birds in
moult are soon over with it, the feathers
assume a rich, gloss' appearance, and the
whole flock is at once in the best possible
the Spice of Life."
13. f 'SEPl'llfe
HOOP SKIETS & COESETS.
Cow Yard Manure.
The American Stock Journal has . the
following in relation to the importance of
saving the manure of the cow yard :
"Talk to a farmer about the value of
manure and the importance of collecting
and saving it for future use, and he is as
tonished that any one should suspect that
he is not master of that subject and prac
tices it to the last shovelfull. Then take a
walk with him to his summer cow yard
where the milking is done mornings and
evenings, and the lane leading to it, and
you will find the droppings of perhaps six
months or a year scattered about and
tramped into the dust and partially washed
away by the rains, to the amount of cart
loads. One cart load of this is worth more
than two from the barnyard, as any prac
tical gardener will tell you. But the farm
er looks upon these droppings, many of
which are reduced to a powder, as beneath
There is a waste that might have added
ten bushels of wheat to his granary, or a
ton of hay to his hay mow, if it had been
collected every week and properly applied.
One hour's labor every week would have
saved all this, which would have been
worth more in producing crops than a ton
of so-called phosphate, at a cost of sixty
dollars in cash. These droppings always
make their mark when applied to the land
the phosphates not always. These re
marks do not apply to all farmers ; there
are many honorable exceptions, and their
fields show it to their advantage ; but there
are too many to whom it will apply, and
their fields tell a tale too, but not much
to their credit. We hope some of them
will take the hint and do better in future.
Fields are terrible tell tales."
alving. After the swell has gone down
and they are .all right, feed well and bring
them to their milk.
The opinion seemed to be that it is better
to have the udder as well forward along
the bottom and as far up behind as possi
ble, but to become narrower as it dropped,
rather than broader, and with the teats not
too far apart. Some thought the cow with
a broad square vessel was more profitable
to raise, and would bring the most money,
The discussion was one of great interest
to those present, and to dairymen general
ly. One fact is equally applicable with us,
and that is that young dairy stock, or
young heifers intended for the dairy, are
generally too much neglected. A more
liberal treatment would be likely to make
bettter cows of them.
It is folly for a man on poor land to try
to raise heavy cattle. It is warring against
nature. But it is a good plan to take an
animal from poorer land to richer, when it
will naturally increase in size and adapt
itself thus to its new situation. The size
of an animal will depend very much on
the character and fertility of the land on
which it is reared, unless artificial means
are resorted to in the shape of extra feed-
ing. Mattachutettt Ploughman.
This recipe is sold by various parties,
under such names as the Poultry Keeper's
Friend, the Universal Poultry Drops, etc.
Our readers are welcome to it for nothing.
We notice that many flocks are affected
this season with the dry roup, and in many
cases it has proved very destructive. The
following remedy will ward it off from the
flocks not yet tainted, and will cure the
diseased ones : One pound ot sulphate of
iron ; one ounce of sulphuric acid dissolved
in a jug with hot water ; let it stand twenty-four
hours, and add one gallon of pure
water ; give to chickens as the remedy ab
ove, and twice a week to old fowls. Ma,
SO SAID SAX CI IO PAXZA
AND SO SAY I !
Believing the above to be a fact as
"Stubborn as the hills," I venture
into the variety line just far enough
to 'mix' a little with my advertisement,
thinking it will offend none and please
some, and also have a lOdancy to
draw your atlOtion.
A l'lv tik lier little boy to rliimli for thft lirt
time. I'pon bearine the orean, he was on In ft-et
iiw-.tnttfr. Sinlown," saiU the mother. "I won't,'
he Kljouttsl, 1 want to the monkey."
'The dav is departing: the shadnvs are denser;
The itl"rilly-voked ixx k ami die cattle are still;
The cold of "the north becomes keu :uid intenser,
And freeze to silence the tongue oi the rill.
The arch of the hearens 1? ylowine with Rlnry.
For dialuotiU-llt lanterns, liv angels outliung,
S injr over the earth, and a marvellous 8try
w lule man i unconscious uy aeraius is sung.
The darkness of iiisht like a mantle is lying
On the children of toy and the children ot sorrow,
Who. while the still moments unheeded are flying,
Lie down iu the hope of a better to-morrow."
One ok Josit Bn-Lnsos' Maxims: "Kize, arly.
work hard anil late, live on what you can't sell, pve
nothing away, and if vu don't die ritch and go to the
devil vu may sue me for damages."
IMPERIAL PERFECT FITTING GCRSRTS,
ABDOMXAL AX I) FREXCII Il'Of F..,
constantly on hand and fur sa'e Vy
28 It. O. VHITCHEK.
To make apple hread, boil to a pulp one
dozen well flavored, sweet or moderately
tart apples ; mix the fruit with twice its
quantity of wheat en flour or meal ; ferment
and bak ia th usual maaneri- t !t' - '
Difference in the Quality of Eggs
The Journal of Agriculture says, though
most farmers keep fowls and raise their
own eggs, there are many who have not
learned the difference there is in the rich
ness and flavor of eggs produced by well
fed hens, and those from birds that have
been half starved through our winters,
There will be some difference in the size,
but far more in the quality. The yolk of
one would be large, fine colored and of
good substance, and the albumen, or white,
clear and pure ; while the contents of the
other will be watery and meager, as if the
parent fowl failed to properly carry ont and
I o oure warts on norses. complete the work nature had sketched.
Henry R. Tyron, in the Rural Xew In order, therefore, to have good eggs, the
Yorker, tells how he cured a large wart on fowl should be well fed, and also provided
a horse belonging to him : "Two years ago during the months they are unable to come
I bought a large Clyde colt which had a to the ground, with a box containing nn
wart as large as a man's fist on the hind abundance of fine gravel, that they may be
leg, just below the stine joint. 1 he follow- able to grind and prepare their food for
ing remedy I procured from an English digestion. Of eggs, those from the dome
horse-farrier, which not only removed the tic hen are decidedly the best, but those of.
wart, but left the surface smooth, and it ducks and geese may be Used for some of
haired over. I purchased atwo ounce vial the purposes of domestic cookery
of butter of antimony, and applied it with
a leather tied to tne end ot a long stick, quj peed fop Horses
wiree nines a uay, huui sausneu uwiae ln.mr.ta farmpr W frnU1 fhn
roots of the wrt wprp. ffo&if. (tbts run bp I . ....
. " . ,. .' . ' " I uountry uenueman a statement oi hi ex-
aetermmea Dy discontinuing tne appi.ca- periments with feeding cut feed and meal
tiuuioraweeK 11 me wan, Htarw u trow i i i-
' 6 1 to nis harsua. accormmnifea with wpiHiinor
apply more.) After I had thoroughly and measuring. , He cuts oat straw about
burned it out in this way, I applied the fin ;nPK lnn w ith . rwbirl cvlin.W ma-
rn ; a i i ? . I J
loiiuwtug io iiu it over; vmC piuu rum, . tfa; chorr)ed straw is thpn treat-
L.i1:-. o. i i 1 '
oue-iiaii piiix buii. water, oue ouuee aiora, - -th m , -n(1 hran 5n
one-fourth ounce myrrh; pulverize the equal quantities as to weight, so that each
aloes ; mix and wash. I applied this wash horse baa abont a bnshel of cut feed and
three times a day, and it healed over three GUflrta - the meal and hrftn. twi in
smooth and nice. Now I have given gratis Uch day. Sometime hay is cut instead
. iCuICU? i f- l" uwac- of oat straw, or both are mixed. It is
larner wonia nave cost you a nve dollar found that tw0 hundred teytiT week
- "ica.1 uiau, ad
ded to the cut : feed, will keep a pair of
Hasland had better spend surplus money 1 horses in the best condition. This he is
for manure than hide it in bank vaults or I satisfied from experiment is less than two-
blue stockings. - " thirds the cost of keeping them on uncut
I wroubl say to the farmers who have
sold their farms and are about to sell
their stock, farm utensils, furniture, tic,
at auction, and want a 2;ood auction
bill, and to all who want any kind of a
roster, that the 10b printim; ofhee in
Skinner it Drew's liiuMin?, Barton, is
fitted up especially for that kind of
work. It lias 30 fonts of wood and
metal typN varyin in size from two
pica cms to forty-four ems, or from
rive-sixteenth ot an inch to seven inches,
that are made on purpose for that work,
Persons wishing a neat and attractive
auction bill, one that will " catch the
eye" of every passer by ; one set up in
such a way that all the important arti-
cals will stick right out in black letters
and can be read without glasses as plain
as a sign on a rum shop (and look a
great deal more respectable), will do
well to can ana examine specimens anu
ascertain prices, which are from two
to four dollars, according to size and
nnmber wanted. It is not necessary
for persons livins in the distance, to
come here, as orders by mail will be
immediately attended to, and in most
cases can be done in from one" to two
hours notice and sent by return express
IT PAYS TO ADVERTISE.
The showman who wants to sell his
tickets to his "Great North. American
Panorama," will tell you that the big
ger the advertisement and the more of
them, the larger his crowd. There is
jnst as much sense in saying the same
of an auction bill. Then advertise
and don't let your hard earned accu
mulations be sold for half what they
cost you because people that u wanted
to buy" knew nothing of the sale.
; " 1 U, 11, Webster.
Always on hand.
C. H. DW1NELL.
C. H. DWINELL, Manufacturer of ami deal
er in all kinds of
Kitchen, Dining Room and Parlor
CHAMBER SETTS in ATTItOYED STYLES.
Chairs and Rocks, Cane and Wood Scat of good
Style and of tl:e best quality.
ASH EXTENSION TABLES
with the improved Extension wood and Marble
Top Center Tables.
AND ATTIC BEDSTEADS,
MATTT ASSES, SPRING BEPS
Barton, Jan, 6, 1869.
TO THE LADIES OF BARTON AND VICINITY : f
I would respectfully invite your attention to my
new assortment ot
II OOP SKIRTS.
II of which are manufactured to order, and fur
VVRAlill.nY ASI FINISH
are nt excelled. Also, tl.r
ROYAL CUMMINGS, - Proprietor.
Has facilities for doing all kinds of Printing
FROM A CARD TO A POSTER,
In the best manner nndonjihe shortest notice-
A good stock of
Cards, Paper and Envelopes
are kept on hand.
1LE & ROBINSON Attorneys andCo
eilors at La. Barton, Vt. Pension, BJ4'"
ties and all Military Claims procured.
OMO. X. Din, f, J, 0315'
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