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n ,-.A BRADFORD, VT., SATURDAY, OCT, 30, 1880. ISO. 30 VOL. XV. OKAJifiE COLNTV fl BLISU1NG CO., Pioprieton, IAMB ! so inti l.u la aulvae BUSINESS OAKDS. JAIULKE. jorn Meal per liunu. Horn Tier bu. vf $1.25 .65 0.00 Shorts per bund. W. M. OEDWAY. j, MAXVrACTURUa OF FINE HARNESSES ml dealer In Saddlery floods, Bone CloUilnj, Carrl... SlelBl.., etc., .to. VEnM0NXj K. M. COLLINS DEPUTY SHERIFF AND AUCTIONEER, WwtTopibam, Vermont TEAVELEB'S HOME. corintii, VE0Y" Heals. Lodnlnsc ud Horn. Kooning, Board by the 5v or ikYat reasonable prfoos. Warm rooms, i& BtrtUni. W. M. EDWARDS. Proprietor. ALSO -...v.,.-: Manufacturer and Dealer In : Hawed frliingle f all kinds. Carriage! repaired In tbe best inan Bar at Iwlnif. prices. J. W. BALDWIN & CO. aJOMMJBBION. MERCHANTS IN Butter, Cheese, Eggs, Beans, all.kindsofj Country Produce, AND POULTttY, i73 BOTJTO MARKET STREET, .J! BOSTON. Beferenoes-Edward Bands, fct Tr Jiatlonal Bank, Boston, Natban RobbiM, Pffi dt Faneull Hall National Bank, Boston , Henry laye tCe., Boston , B. 8. Bloeper 4 Co. Boston imStt. Oag. Co. Portland, Me. Henry Cbase, fcyndon, Vt., George Baldwin, Bradford. Vt. E. ABBOTT, BLAOKSMITHINO - POST MIlS, VT, General Job work done promptly and In the best Ihaniier at reasora-ujo C. O. -BUBNflAM, Auctioneer. Vest fairlee, . vermont Bales promf tly attkskkd to, i And advertising Bt-M "P Rt low ntn" WHOLESALE CASH STOBE, iTOR TBE SALS 07 All kinds of Country Produce on Commissien DOTTON BrRTBT, - -. opp. Meoliauios' Mills, LoijU, Mass. All good consigned promptly WSTW I Bank" and s7k. Dexter, botbof Jewell. S. K. DEXTER, COMMISSION MERCHANT, For tius sale of all ' kinds of Country Produce, Kc. 222 Middlesex Bt Lowell, Mass. Opposite Depot, All Koods consigned promptly atteoiM to nd remittances made as soun as sold. irenoa-Anpleton Ntttiou.il Bank. Lowell; t lattiu. Allisou & Somes. Boston. 7vr Village Hotel, EAST COKINTH, , , - VT. ,Y. J. Bu cr field, Pioyr. This house luvs Just been re-furuisbod und ttted up, and is efc'aiu open for tbo uocoui modutlon of tbe traveling piiblio, nud wo tball use our best endeavors (o ive entire HitUfactiuii. STEVENS & LIBBEY. L1VKKY STABLE, rear of Trotter House, Ltuge to and from all tiaesuiiicer trams. G, a.. ins. siuale or double, always ready Oaod at teasouable prices. .... IUIADFOKD. ... - - VT ALEX. DUNNETT, .ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW, Collections a Specialty. fMlUTU RTISGATB, . Vt. B. M. HAEVEY, ATTORNEY & COUNSELOR AT LAW. llueter und Solicitor in Cbuncery. x -wax T,,i'HiiA!ir. . - - Vt. J. K. DAELING, ATTORNEY & COUNSELOR AT LAW. Master nd Solioitor in Chanoery. tin Cohintii. - FABSHAM & CHAMBEELIN, AITOESIEYB 4. COUNSELORS AT LAW. .Masters and Bolicitors in Cbanoery. Particular attention to collections and praO' MCQ 111 A"BW linuipounw vu.. BRADFORD, VT. L VAKNUAM. I'HIN CHAMBERLIN A. M. CAEPENTEB, 1 XttrPUTY SHERIFF. COLLECTIONS PROMPTLY MADE. 4 tmiKTH. E. W. SMITH. ATTORNEY At COUNSELOR AT LAW. Master aud Solicitor in Cbanoery. WBLLf BITBR, C. E. FELCH. . raiatcr. a specialty. Rooms In tha new build Cpo.it. sash and blind factory. SriaJord, Vt. GEO. Vf. BICIIABDSON. Sealer in O eneral Merchandise BAST HAVERHILL, N. H. KtAirOU SAVINGS BASK i TEUSI COMPANI BRADFORD, . I i VT rlD VP CAPITA! - - 0,000. Bsnivea Vr 1-oniU, Make. Collectloq.. nd L. F. HALE. Thbasdbkb. JOHN 11. WATSON, ATTOHNIiY COUSSELOlt AT LAW MUr and Solicitor in Cbanoery, i-i-n .i.nmmt.tlT attended to. UNCLE YERSUS NEPHEW. The bcllo of the bcuhoii, tit Allau tio City, thia j t'iir, was Adiionne Vull. A dark-eyed beauty, with ono of tlioso rich, wine-wnriu couipluxiuus that remiud one of Egyptian Cleo patra, lovely red lips, and white aims spin klincr with cordons 01 pteciouM slone.M und lunula of dead- gold; and in I ho purple light ot the setting rum, hs site sat there in Major Brabazon's harouohe, with the foam fiingea of the sea on one side, anil the ynllow siinds on the other, she wits us beautiful as u dream I Nor was slio unobserved by the stream of gay proinenaders along tho shore. v "K'n n fiwpopfl eoii,!uNioii,"8aid old Doctor Prince. 'Sho'll nairy Brabazon, of course," said Mrs. Alleyne. "Siie'll ii any the richest man who presents himself, no matter who ho is," observed Captaiu Oa gon spitefully. "The Brabazons are a wealthy family," remarked Doctor Pounce. 'Not that this young fellow has much of his own, but hia uncle, old Barney Brabazon, is the richest planter In Louisiana, without chick or child to inherit his wealth." 'You piay depend upou it, Miss Vail has taken nil that into consid eration," said Mrs. Alleyno, with the quiet malice which one woman often exhibits in speaking of an other. "She's the most mercenary creature on the face of the globe" Mrs. Allpy ue had spoken, if vin distively, still truly. 4-dr;erfite Vail, with her angel-face and voice of low toned music, was rather in clined to view mankind through the dcllsr-aud cent medium. tier face w&a her fortune. She had been educated by a scheming mother, who, herself pinched and pramped by perpetual want, had re solved that Adrionno should bring her radiant beamy Lq t!;o best pos sible market, and thus redeem the low estate of the family fortunes. A.diienne's girlhood had not been like that of oLhay children; she had tasted poverty, and been trwoed in tUo belief that happiness could nnlv be attained by means of a goldflU spell. j "You must marry, yu must marry rich," was the precept wbicM her mother was perpetually uinning into her ears nor was she likely to brget the bail.e cry, now she was 011 the actual field of action. 'And I suppose," said Mrs.1 Alleyne, biting her lips, as she saw her own red-haired, sandy-com-plexioned daughter whiijjiig with out any encort on the beach. "Bra. bazon's fool enough to believe that ebp really loves him for liimself." Yes, Ci'ubazon was just sucn a fool. He was madiy in love witu the beautiful brunette lie was in a paradise of bliss as long as she sat t,y his side and sinileU on mm wiui those wonderful eyes of hers ana he firmly believed thai, ;v;th the magnetism of true love, she shared his every emotion. They were engaged that is, sub- jeet to old Uarnauas jiraoazou s uDDrovtil, for Adrieuno knew her voiinir Kiiitnr hud no patrimony in .. r iiia mm. nud (die liad no minu to rink 'More in a cottage" even for he sake of handsome Alleu Bra bazon. "lie stands iu a f ather's place to vou, Alleu," she said; "and my standard of filial duty is high." "Ue cannot help admiring you when he comes," declared Allen Brabazon, wuo had already writ-1 Leu to his uncle upou the subject. Old Barnabas arrived at last a yellow-skiuued, bilious looking man, with iron-gray hair, rumpled in a crest ou the top ot ins ueau, and a pair of black eyes that glow ed like coals of fire beneath his shaggy peut-houBes of brows. His dress was of coarse brown tweed; his boots thick; his hat a flapping Panama, which half cou cealed'his blunt features. But his linen was exquisitely fine, buttoned with diamond sparks, and on his linger he wore an emerald ring which rsiirftsented almost the val ue of a king's ransom. "Well !" quoted Barnabas, fixing 1111 enquiring eye on bis nephew Uncle," cried the young man en thusiastically, "she is a angel !" "I'll hava to look at ber before I make np my mind ou tho subject said Uncle Barnabas. Ho was taken to call on Miss Vail, and like most other gentle men he "went down" at the first sparkle pf her liquid, dark eyes, "By Jupiter, Allan, you are right P said Uncle Barnabas. "She u tlin nrettiest cirl I ever saw in my life." clash of the viols, cornetB, and trombones made musical answer to tho diapason of the waves; grim old dawagers played cards ; batter ed beaux smoked their pipes and strove to rejuveuate themselves onco moro to tho fragrance of the sea-air; pretty girls flirtod; liaud some cavaliers held fans and bo quots, aud newspaper correspond ents invented all sorts of fact lor the New York and Philadelphia daily press. And as time went by, a rumor gained credence, to the ef fect that Uncle Barnabas Braba zon was ousting his nephew from the affections of the beautiful Miss Vail. "There!" said Mrs. Vail, lier witch-liko countenance assuming a radio;!: expropsion: "Here it Is In black and white. Au offer of marriage! My dear, you'll be the richest woman south of Mason and Dixon's line." Adrienne, in a lovely dishabille of white cashmere and rose-pink ribbons, sat looking at the letter, with something of dismay upon her oouutenance. "Write and accept him at once, urged Mrs. Vail. "What! that old man V "Old man !" streamed Mrs. Vail. "The richest planter iu Louisiana ! Why, child, every diamond he wears is a fortune in itself." "But I don't love him," pleaded Adrienne in a row voice. "Love bah !" screamed the old lady, "what does love amount to 1 A little sugar and honey, a few sweetmeats, and starvation for the rpstpfyour life. I made a love match and see what a (Jagging career mine lias been. Adrienne, don't be a fool ! You will never have such another chance as this." Still Adrienne hesitated. 'Mawm&," she said, " I am eu gaged to Allan, and J love jilm, Aud I will be his wife!" "But child, don't you see what ruin that will bring upon us!" breathlessly cried Mrs. Vail. "Al lam hasn't a penny of hjs own, apd if he offends his uncle" "He can work for a living, ma ma, like other men." "Work worii for a Hying P snarled the old lady, displaying a set of yellow teeth that would have done credit to abyena. "Aud you Jive jn a flat, and do up your laces in the wash bowl to pv.Q the laun dress' bill, aud turn your own silk dresses, and darn your bus- baud's stockings, to lighten the ex Dense you, that have the chance to button your gown with da nionds, aud live in a palace!" Mamma," cried Adrienne, "what would lifp in a palace be worth without the man you love? I yill not marry old Mr. Brabazon, and I will marrv Allan, if I have to live in barracks with him, or ride around the world iu a baggage wagon P And this was 'the' end of Miss Vail's "mercenary" career. She wrote a resolute little note to Mr. Brabazon, while hermother indul ged in a obd, old-fashioned fit of hysterics. The uote J?a3 yorded as follows: "I like you ever so much, but 1 loved Allan long before I ever saw you, and I don't think I can be happy with any one but Allan ; ao if you please, Mr. Brabazon, I must decline your kind offer. And pray pray, don't be any more angry with we than you can help." Mr. Brabazon read the Ifttle tear- stained note, and folding it grimly mi wfiiit, across to the hotel where t, . his nephew was staying f Well, lad," said be, "1 have ot- rowi mvse r mvst'll. minu, ice iww "'J " - v ' r,.. , . . i.. T Atiialrttia fn A A I'l , ncuesD umu iu jjuuioim enne Vail." "Uncle!" Allan started to his feet, turning alternately red and pale. "And she has refused me!" The young man was deadly white now. lie scarcely new nuu m- had feared or hoped he ouly felt the intense relief of kuowing that Adrienne was still true to lnm. My own true love," he muttered, between his teeth; "my ljttle dark- . . 1, If ..I.a .kl.,PA,l Ilia eved lewei i n i.e tJ.j ijcu false, uncle 1 believe l buouki uave been tempted to commit suicide r lUmph umpb P gruuted Uucle Rnriipv. "Leve love uowiuese nnnnla talk 1 Aud what. J v 0 x t may I venture to asu, oo you ex iect to live on 1" I ran work. Uncle Barney, for her sake," said Allan, bravely. . "Very well,'' said Uuple Barney "Let's go and tell her so." Adrienne was looking lovelier than ever, with flushed cheeks, eyes rrlitterinir with excitement aud c " rose-red lips. ;How is this, young woman t' demanded Uncle Barnabas. "Every oue at Atlautio City told me you . . . . ... . I've oflered youa fortune aud you have up aud down declined it P "Because I loved Allan better than all the gold of California!" said Adrlenue, with drooplug eye lashes. "Come here and kiss me, my dear," said Undo Barnabas. "No, you ueodn't be afraid I shall not make love to you any more. Pve lived to bo sixty years old without marrying, and I wouldn't wed the finest woman alive. If you badn t refused mo, I should have ruu off to the Sandwich Islands to escape matrimony," Adrienne opened her eyes very wide. I "Then why do you ask me!" she said. .. .- "Simply, my deur, to make cer- tain that you loved Allau for him self alone, not because he was tho nephew of his rich Uucle. And I'm satisfied now !" "I do love him," said Adrienne, with tears in Jier eyes. "And I love you, too, Uucle Barney only in a different sort of way." "I'm quite satisfied, my dear," said Uucle Barnabas. "And I shall take it upou myself to see that neither of you perish of want.' So Adrienne Vail ''married rich" after all. Bich, not only iu money and sugar plantations, but rich iu love and true affection. Happy little Adrienne! Two Eccentric Mom. Oue day last week as a Griswold street lawyer had just finished tack ing upa sign of "Shut the door" where he thought it would do the most good au oldish man, having a sour expression ou bis face, came upstairs. The instant he saw the sign he Baid : 'All bosh, sir all bosh. I never pay any attention to such signs.' ;Bt ether peoplp dp,' Blid the lawyer. ' 'Let 'em do so then. I am Just eccentric euough to leave your door open when I goout.' And so he did. He walked around the room once or twice, made a few inquiries, and left the ddOr wjde open as he walked out. When he had reached the street a boy over took him and. asked liiin fo. return to the room ou Important business. He climbed back up stairs, and the lawyer asked kirn ! 'Did you leave your gold-headed cane here J' 'No, sir hero it Is,' replied the caller as he held is up. Ah ! so it is. I was just eccou tric enough to think that this stove poker was your goldeaded caup. All right no harm done good bye !' When the stranger went down stairs he left the prjnt pf b(is heels on every step. Detroit Free Press. How a Itlatnnan ws jnolinea. One day recently, as the insane patients of the great chanty hospi tal at Berlin were takiug their ac customed exercise iu the gardens of that establishment, under the supervision of several attendents, one of them, a lunatic cab driver of herculean strength, ooutriyed to slip away from bis companions and to clamber up the trunk of a . huge elm tree. Havlug reached one of the top-most limbs and armed him- Kolf with a stout branch, Ue an nounced his inteutiou of J'staylug ilifiin forever." No one darad to attempt his capture by force ; so, after a couple of hours had elapsed, the medical authorities umtupiisd to their assistance a detachment ot the fire brigade and an engine which forthwith began to play up ou the deranged gymnast. Having drenched him for a ten miuutes' spell, the fireman summoned him to a parley, but could get nothing out of him save a fantastic aud high flown Bueecb of thanks for their refreshing attentions." Another aud still more protracted deluge proving equally ineffectual in m ducjug him to descend, the warders aud policemen recurred to irienuij negotiations, aud their persuasions at length moved the trininphan madman to declare that if they would pay homage to his gymuas tie skill and heroio endurance by three rouuds of enthusiastic ap plause he would come down. His terms were properly accepted, and he decended to terra fir ma amid the vehement plaudits of policemen, warders and firemen, thus honora bly capitulating after a siege of five hours aud a half duration. The first hat of a msw fashion for ladies is not the result of any par ticular desicn. One is finished plain and theu sat down npon by the head milliuer. Whatever shape it may take under pressure is adop ted as the style aud becomes tbe were a lortune-uunier. auu joi pattern for others. An Unexpected BUI, A few days since a well-dressed couple in tho prime of life,, stopped at a hotel in a neighboring town, and sending for a justice, wished to be married. The justice said "AU right, " aud . inquired their names. Alter being told, it struck him that he had performed tho same service for tbe lady some years be fore. On inqulriug if such was not the case, the lady said that she had boon married proviously. 'Have you a bill from your former husband 1' asked Mr. Justice. Yes,' she replied, I Lave a bill.' This being satisfactory, the cere mony was performed, and the cou ple were declared 'man and wife.' As tlriy were about departing, the iusti'jjlWlio hud never Been, a bill of divorce, thought it au excel lent opportunity to satisfy his curi osity. He' therefore said to the lady: Have you the bill with you t' 'Oh, yes,' she replied. Have you any objectipus to al lowing me to see itt' said our frleud. jlNone whatever,? sho replied, and stepping to the door, and cnliing to a little boy some three or four years of age, she said : Here, Bill, come quick; here is a gentleman who wishes to see you.' The gentleman wilted. Mod ern Argo. Killed by a UuUdoff. Captain John' Shearer of ' North Beaver, Pa., purchased a large bull dog recently. The dog being very ugly, he kept it chained iu the yard. It had taken greftt djsliko to. John Wallace, a young mail who was a frequent visitor to the Shear er family. On Thursday Wallace went to the house. There was no one at home except Cant. Shearer's sijiteou year-old daughter, bhe toid Wallace that the dog had bro ken his chain and was looss some-' where about the place, and that he (Wallace) must be on his guard. Wallace remained at tbe UOhbp a few minutes. Just as hd'was going away the bulldog entered the yard. Miss Shearer called Wallace back into ti hniisej and tld him to re wain tjiere till she chained the dog.' She went up to the dog, and as she was about to take hold of his chain lie sprang at her alid knocked her down. Her tather was returning from a field at that moment aud saw the attack of the dog on his daughter. Before either he or Wal lace could interfere the dog nau torn the girl's throat opeu, lacerated imr iK.ur.in anrl torn the flesh on W J WJV t I -tf- war-.- her limbs. Capt. Shearer shot aud killed the dag. His daughter came to after being carried into the house, but soon afterward was thrown into violent convulsions aiid died. Torpedoev la War. The Peruvians have played a second terpedo trick ou the Chilian fleet, which, like the first, was com pletely successful, shattering a ves sel to fragments. A short time gince, at Callao, the war ship Loa was destroyed by a torpedo launch disguised as a fruit boat, that ap peared to have broken adrift with out tho knowledge of its owners. This innocent looking craft quietly floated with tbe tide until it struck the Loa, when it exploded, tearing the Chilian vessel lo pieces, and killiug nearly all on board. A few weeks later, in the port of Chancay, the Chilian sloop of war Coyadonga picked up at sea what appeared to be an empty boat, which, on being boistcd-tLbofird,- exploded aud suuk the Covadonca in a few minutes, only lofr of her crew being saved. Antiquity of ma. Believers iu the Mosaic accouut of the antiquity of man may de rive some comfort from the fact that the ablest geologists aud anti quarians have varied iu their com uutatiops as to the age of man. not less thau 600,000 years. SirChailes Lyell, for example, first placed the appearance of man ou earth about 800,000 years ago; his later compu tations reduce this period to 600,. 000 years ; others formerly assign ed 1,000,000 of years as the age of niau ; more recently the supposition of many scientists reduced this to 20,000 years. Dr. Fowler's iteu Indian found bnried sixteen feet in the Mississippi mud was believed to be 25,000 years old, but Mr, Fontaine fouud a skeleton iu the same neighborhood nuder fifty feet of earth which had been buried ouly four years. United States eugl neers by careful calculation find that the whole New Orleans delta to the depth of forty feet is the pro duct of a little more than 4,000 years. Professor Andrews gives the probable glacial period at Lake Michigan as about 6,000 to 7,000 years, which other scholars are adopting as the antiquity of the "ice age." Man, according to geol ogists, came after the "ice age." Mrs, Grudy. There is a paragraph going the rounds to the effect that the fa mous Mrs. Grundy, whose word is the law of fashion, aud the mere terror oi whose reproof is a social corrective, was the wife of a noted politician of forty or fifty years ago, Felix Grundy, of Tenuessee, Presi dent Van Bureu's Attoruey Gener al. She is said to have ruled Washington society with a rod of iron, and her social authority to have been so supreme that "Mrs, Grundy says" was conclusive m al I social debate. Mrs. Felix Grun dy may have been this autocratio lady, but she is not the origiual of tho phrase, "what will Mrs. Grun dy say 1" That personage, as any Dictionary of Quotations will show, is found by name iu Morton's com edy of Speed the Plow, which somewhat autedates the wife of Mr. Vau Bureu's Attorney-General. Thomas Morton was born in 1764, aud died iu 1838, Harper's Weekly. Cpebapd Hand. The raw winds of late autumn ofteu produce iu the hands of those who nre much exposed to them that roughness and cracking of the skin known as chapping. If uoth iug is done to prevent, and the per son is obliged to have his bauds frequently wet and dry, the cracks will orteu get deep aud painful. Corn husking is frequently accom panied by sore bauds from this cause. As both a precaution aud cure for chapped hands we have Vised tho following with benefit! Wash the hands, and the face also if it is iucliued to chap, with Borax Water, and afterwards rub with au ointment made by melting Mut ton-tallow (or s.uet, aud theu grad ually addiug an equal quantity of Glycerine, stirring the two together until cool. For the hands, this mixture can be best apdUed at night, 'MBiinjt.lt rreely, and warming it iu by the Are, after which an old pair of gloves can be put ou to keep tho bedclothes from beiug soiled, and also make tha skin of the hands softer. Au excellent glyceriue.qjn.t meut for ohapped hantls is made by melting, with a geutle heat, two ounces of Sweet Oil of Almonds, half au ounce of Spermacetti, aud one drachm of White Wax. When melted, reraovefrom the stove, and add gradually one ounce of Glycer ine, aud stir until the mixture is cold. The ointment can be scent ed witli any perfume to suit the fancy. Keep iu wide-uecked bot; ties. Amerieau Agriculturist. Keeping; the Cellar Clean. A good, healthy site aloue does not alone insure health in a larm house. The cellar may be dry, light and airy, but if kept full of vegetables, especially after warm weather sets iu, the cbauces are ihat a child will have tho diphtbe: ia. or parent may suffer from chills aud fever or some other form of fe ver will affect some other member of tbe family. Iu such u case the cause should not be attributed to a mysterious Providence. The physi an. it ne is a seusio o man, uuu . -. . ... i has a uose for smells, will tell you there is uo mystery about it. Those decayiug cabbages or those rotten turniDS in the cellar are the cause of all 'the trouble. The pa: tieut may do compelled to swallow much bitter quinine, aud many suffer somethiug worse, but Provi dence ought not to be blamed for leavtug those vegetables in the cellar to geuerate disease aud death into the family. Not ouly should the cellar be cleaned of onions, tur- uips, etc., but the ' windows should be takeu out, tbe gaugway door opeued, aud as much sunshine aud air admitted as is possible in au underground room. Tho walls and ceiling should be whitewashed, aud au opening made into the chimney through which the damp air of the cellar may escape, aud uot peuetrate the house every time the cellar door is opeu, or eu ter the liviug rooms as it merges I from the cellar windows. A cellar is a good thing when rightly man aged, but if left full of vegetables, stale vinegar aud rotteu timbers and rubbish, it may become a uui sauce of the worst kiud. Many a farmer keeps his barn nice aud or derly whose cellar is a sink of po lution,aud, we may add, iniquity, for it is a great injustice to one's family to expose them to disease and death, when a day's work will make the cellar sweet and clean. When it is once cleaned and : venti lated a little air slacked lime scat tered occasionally on the floor will keeft tbo alr.a's pure in the cellar as U ia.jj.the kitchen. t- Reo-eneratlaa; tke Potato. ' flaptain Mayno Iteld, the well khown writer of books of adventure and travel, has been for the past three years experementing with seed potatoes from Mexico, the original habitat of the plant, with a view to escaping the blight which has been so disasterous to the pota to crop in Eoglund aud Ireland. He writes to the London Live Stock Jourual from his place in Herefordshire, briefly detailing his experience, from which it appears that of eleven different varieties, planted at the same time, in the' same soil, aud with the same culti vation, the Mexican alone showed not a spot of blight, all the other kinds having been fonud to be d(s-' eased in a greater or less degree. In ndditiou to the immunity from disease, he finds also that while the best of his English seed yield ed a crop of bat five tons, or con siderably loss than 20.(1 hnshels, to tha acre, the Mexioau seed produc ed over ten tons, without special care iu cultivation, many single specimens weighing a pouud or even a pouud aud a half. After beiug stored through the winter in ordinary field pits, they oome out perfectly sound, aud appear to im prove in quality as the spring ad vances. As a table potato, or for feeding to stock, he thinks they have uo equal iu England) and ue proposes that the Government shall take in band the importation of seed from Mexico or Pern as a preventative of the blight. lV,ter Iairylng In the autuinu there Is no forage or food of any kind better for milch cows as a help to failing pastures thau pumpkins. I have used, them freely ffi ysawj with the best re sults, and find the fear of seeds all uonsense. At the present lime I have a fine lot growing among tbe com and about three acres, grow ing near, thft b,arn, which together will be sufficient to last till Christ mas if I can seonre a portion of them from frost. After the pump kius are gone, carrots qre better thau any other variety ot roots, a,nd If fed till grass comes agaiu there need be uo loss in tue quality of butter. The quantity of mills will be equal to the best grass sea- sous, and will depenu upon me cows. Any man having common sense, and managiug properly, can olitain double the average given by cows of the kind usually met with, he will buy of good ones, and breed from none but deep milkers, and bulls which are from deep milking straiu. Cor. Country Geutlemau. The farmer who lets all the li quids of his barnyard run to waste is a spendthrift, however "ciose fisted" he may be with mouey. A practical farmer said recently : "Ou my farm, on the Hudson river, have built cisterns nuder the barns and stable, iu which the liquid is collected. These cisterns are an connected, and one being built on a lower grade, they all empty into this one. When it raius l put a force pump into the cistern and fill two water carts, such as are used in watering our streets and scatter this liquid over my meadows; In forty-eight hours afterwards a change is perceived in tbe color of the grass." Another farmer wuo nas a similar arrangement iu his barn yard says he saves oue hundred loads every year, apd. tnmcs uie liquid worth as mucn bs so many loads of solid manure. A good mode for killing poultry as it causes iustant death without pain or disfigurement, is to suspeud the birds by tying tlieir legs nrmiy to a pole or heavy wire across the killiug room, a convenient distance from the floor, aud opeuiug tue fowl's beak, and with a sharp-pointed and narrow bladed kuife, make an incision at the back ot the roof, which will divide the vertebra and cause immediate death. Burmese Villages. A corres Dondent of the London News, writ iue from Burmah, thus describes a Burmese village: "The village ieself is a straggling kind of affair. Every man builds his house where pleases - 1 and iu what line he pleases, so that there is no semblance oi a street. rri.A ttmiflpa Are built entirely of hambo. and are barrack-like struc tures 150 or 200 feet long and 40 or ftu feet broad. The eaves come down to within a few feet of the ground nd as there are no windows they are dismal enough. Bat they keep out the storms which are plentiful euough on the hills, and that is all that is wanted. Each house has a private door. Forareaf scientific stab under the fifth' rib, for tbe Democratic party aud Its candidates, commend us to the following from the New York Sun of Monday. What makes the thrust all the more severe is the laot that the Sun Is tho cham pion bitter and violent Douiocratio organ iu New York city : The Democrats have sustained an uuexpected aud mortifying defeat iu Iudiaua aud Ohio. It is disas trous, aud may prove fatal. It is silly to make light of it, aud idle to try to whittle it away by cunning calculations aud adroit figuring. The Democrats are beaten, badly ' beaten ; wbethor beateu to dealt or uot is tbe only question. It has seemed to ua that tho whole Democratic campaign was a series of blunders, The party had one man ouly oue whose immense strength had ben demonstrated on a national field Samuel J. TUdeu. It is the oue great, preeminent nam 3 iu the Demooratio party. The party nominated Gen. Han cock, a good mail, weighiug two. huudred and fifty pounds. But Hancock is not TUiiwn Then, as a crowning act of folly. the party went into the State of Thomas A,, Heudricks, and took another man for Vice President! Any name other thau that of Heu dricks would have beeu folly enough; but to go one step, for mer, tney n ad to taKe a man witu tne most odioua reputation as a skinflint to, overcome I There used to be a fellow who made au occupation of butting his. bead agaiust a rough staue New England wall for tweuty-$ve cents. These are ouly sample extracts from Monday's leader. On Tues day the Suu gave Hancock some excellent advice on the subject of, letter writing. Gen. Hancock need write noth-. ing more on tbe tariff. livery oue knows he is in favor of a tariff which will yield tho ut most protection to American iiw dustries, and especially to the Dem ocratic party, Gen, Hancock should devote himself" to writing his inaugural, and, eveu if it is never delivered, tbe preparation of it will be a salu tary literary exercise. But if be must write on tariff. let him explicitly state that jf it had been left to him he would put a prohibitory tariff on the readmin istration of unrepeutent rebels to citizens' rights after the close ot the war. That is about the only letter on the tariff we can conceive of that would help him. Unless he is going to write some such letter, let him return his goose quill to the original goose. A very Blight declivity suffice to give the ruuniug motion to wil ier, Three inches per miey in a smooth, straight channel, gives r, velocity of three miles an hour. The Ganges, which gathers the wa ters of the Himalaya mountains,. the loftiest in the world, is, 1,800 miles from Its mouth, ouly about 800 feet above the level of the seat aud to fall these 800 feet in the long oourse the water requires more than a month. The great river Magdelena, iu South America, running for 1,000 miles between two ridges of the Andes, falls only fjOO feet la all that distance ; above the commeucemeut of the 1,00ft miles it is seen descending iu rapids and cataracts from the mouu rains. The gigantic Bio de la Plata has so gentle a descent to the oceau tliatv in Paraguay, 1,500 miles from ita mouth, large ships are seen which have sailed agaiust the current an the way by the force of the wind alone that is to say, which, on the beautiful incliued plain of tho stream, have been gradually luted by the soft wind, aud even against the current, to an elevation great er than that of our loftiest spires, The bashful young man who asked a lady on the beacii u ue "could see her home," was much surprised to hear her reply, "That be could go up and see, if he waut. ed to, but she didn't think her fath er wauted to sell," and theu coolly walked off with the man of her choice, One of our wholesale dry-good houses has a new clerk, whose fa ther from the country weut in to see him the other day, and was sur prised to learn that all the sales men had nicknames. He asked the floor-walker why his sdu was called "Jury." "Oh," was the re ply, be is always sitting ou cases." New York Herald. . How time changes ! In the good Old Testament days it was consid ered a miracle for an ass to speak, and now nothing short of a miraole will keep one quiet. viK7w.-r - 1 The &o tue gay seusuu wem, vu.