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BY J. POLAND. gimc ;tbh$. Montpelier &W"ells R. R. TL. Taking Effect December 5th, 1881, Trntni learr Manlnrllrr m Yf'ii-ai Mell ata.M A. KiprM at 1.14 r. ., Mlied 1 4.J0 Tralni Irare Wrll Itlerr im fiittatrtl " "' M Montpelier at .10 A. u., li.H A. Tralna leavlng Montpelier at 8 30 A. u, and 1.10 r, u. mke cloae connectlonfl at Well. luyer for all polnu In Ihe White Alonntaln. elno for HoPton and all IntermMlate r. W. MORSb, atnerat I'atmgtr Jgm. Central Vermont Railroad. Commencing HoRdajJafiuaq 23, 1882. Trntm fofnj Houth trttt Ltnve Montpelier an fotlotrnt Q 11 fl m MAtL, froin 8L Albana and BtirHneton for j.ju a, in. concord, ManrhMter, Naahna, Worcester, lowell, Fltclitniiji, Honton. Sptlogfleld, New London and ew rork. 1 9fl n m MMITKIi EXI'RF., from MontrMl. Or I LM l, III. dnmbnrn and ihe Wt, for Ikwton, Tia low ell. lrawlngltoomUartoltofltmvULowell. fin m M'XEI.,fromrt. Albani, Rutland and Bnr U.JJ . III. ilngton for northfield. II in n tlt SltlllT EXl'lt I I.IU V. III. lm and Uie Fllhbu,8i.rii REHS, from Montrenl, Oitdena- ert for Honton vl Lowell and iburg, Atir.mr.fleM, ISew lyndon and New . Rtltl all txilntln Nw Knvltitirl. Nltwn. Ing Canj to SprlngfleM and Ilonton via Lowell. Tmlnt tlotnff North nnd Wmtl 1 Ifl 3 m NIOI1T EXPREm, from nonton and New J.IU a. lll. YorkforMontrrftl,OtftonburgandUieWet. Pleeplng Car to Montreal. fi 91 3 m ACCOMMOPATIOW, froni Northfield for U.IJ d, III, norllngtoa, Rutland, Kounce Potat attdU Johna. 1070 3 IH OAL RXPREH9, from White BlwJniw IUJU d, Ul. Hon for Rnrllngton, 8t, Albans and Richford. 311 n m )VYEXPREas. Leave l,oftton via Fltch .JJ (J. lll. burg Kt i TO a. m., vla Lowell at 9.SD a. m.. New London at 6 00 a. m., Hprlngftpld at S w a.in.. for lturllngton, tl. AltMtm, Montreal, Ogileniibnrg anl Uia Went, Drawing Uoom Car to Montreal, fi91n m ACCOMMOIUTION. from White Riter V.LJ ). III. jQactlooforJinrIlngtonan4St. AlbaM. Trln 1hv for Itarre at 7J5 a. m.( 12.10 r. h. and I W d. m, KetarnlDg, leara li&rre at 8.25 a. in., 1J.60 p. tn. and 5 Otl d. in. Tliroiigh tl.-ket to Chicago and all ttolnti Wf nt for nale at tbe prlnclp&l dUitlonn, J. W. HOnART, (leneral Hupetintendent, W. F. 3MITI1, Oeneral 1'awcnger Agent. dttaitioiinl. Barre Academy. Klrlng Term of fourlwn weeka U1 brgin Tliursday, Mai-oh 9, 1882. For lnformatlon or caUIogiied addreoa A. N. WHKKLOCK. Prlnclpnl, arre, Vt. Vermont GonfBrencB sein InBry At Montpelier, Vt., U among tho firemot.t and mMt pmgrennlve of U klod in New Kneland, Tcn Toncbrns Scvcti (,'onrrH nt Siudy, Onc Iliiudred Tivenly-fivo Students. Iloinnlike awommUtioiit. Healtbful niirroundings. mien U tiotli mjim. Flte for any Amerlfiai. wll-ge, for bunlneM, ur for iiome 18 UBerulnem. Hend for clrcular to J. B. Southworth, Principal, Montpelier, Vermont Normal School, JohnsoD, Vermont. coiiiisi: of stiidv itr.visi;i. Pirat Year Preparntory. Second Year Profesaional. Two Toms of Twenty Woeks Eaoh, BFOIKKIKQ The I'lmt Tiirnlav in Siptriiilirr. And the Sccnntl TneHdttv in l-Ybrutiry. SKND FOI! A CIItCULAK. KDWAKI) CtlNANT. I'rlucllial. $ew Idvcrtiscmcnts. IXa.ii Jewelry ItralilMlaiiiltiioiintMltnonlerrwltliMjll-l ol.l) l.v Mro. C. M, t'R V Y, at L, It. Iluntlngloii'ii, Hi'liool M., MontieUer( Vt. Itoonis fonncrlr wcuiile.1 by Havinm Hank and Trunt Cumiitiny. riftwant aul cunvt-nii'nt for law oill., dmitlnt, or uierchant Utllor. I.. It. lir.MISOION, y-tf So. B and 8 KUte Stiwi, .Montiwller, Vt. Tlie New Gospol llyinus CAK BE OBTiNKD AT G. W. WILDER'S, Head of State St.( Montpelier, Vt. A'o, 4, Ver liotvn, $:t.HO ; Hlngle coitlen, by mall. 31 centn. Kon. I. 2, a and 1, com bintMl.'JHoenti; by iiull, $1.(W. SSALK1JY E. N. SCOVILLE, Alontpclici, "Vt. WHAT IS IIOME WITIIOUT AN OltUAN OK MACHIXE I The Capitol 10 Koulh Mnln StM Monlpeller, Vt., lietn tO Infotm ttiw nnMlfl ffnncriillr ttiat ttu r nn. UpKrrt.w,.!Tn U k'ntl, o( HIANS and HKWINO MACJIINKN at the lowent cash prlcen or on InnUll niftiin. ror furthtfr parttcnlan fww Uietr new tight-iiaats ESTEY, ITHACA, PALACE, BRIDCEPORT, OEG-ANS, Ctows, Dcmcctic, Singor, Whoolor & Wilson, Whito, Now Homo, Woed, aal otlter flral-clajii SBWING MAOniNES! We wlll furnUli you wllU any Kwlng Matlilue you want. A klnds of Mftchlnoa Repaired by n xraciicai itepairer. t Hiipllatte arU of all nia hlnes tanl by iiuill, Heud xmu i ard for clrcular aud caulogut. 0. D. SOJtlBNBIt, DEAI.KK IN- PE.0VISI0NS I niaka a Specialt of Sugar Cured Driea Beef ana Hams ! I huve u largc stock of theso goods, cured just nght and warrantuu to suit tho con sumcr. I intcnd to keon mv stock so full that all orders will bo fillcd with tiik iiust tho last as avoII as tho first and all Koods not satisfactorv may ho rcturnod at my ox penso. Also Sal l'urc, l.ard in tubx and pails, Sauxate, etc. Call at my storo, or ibrward your ordors to O. D. SCRIBNER, G1 State Strcct, Montpelier, Vt. $ew tlvcrtincmetU. 1082 THE 1882 QUINNIPIAC Fertilizer Company's CPHOSPHATE) ls in very superior mechanlcal condition and of its usual excellcnt quality. THERE IS NO BETTER! GUARANTEED ANALYSIS 0N EACH BAG. Pamphlets, with full particulars, may be haa of our Local Agents, or on application to us. Quinniplac Fertilizer Co., IVo-vv London, Oonn. 6 and 7 Per Cent ANNUALLY. Ootxl Flnt Mortgtg NoW, WarlnU above rat of tn- oblattieil at Montnellir, Vt., throtigh C. J. 41LKASON, Agentof NIE AMhKICAN &IOKUl(lK AMl INVLST- M6.1 L'UMI'ANY OI llUHlOn, M&KWWHUIiettH. EPIZOOTIO I A NKW IHSOflVUlir. An abwlHte cnre. Tliey will luvarlably t-ffoct a cnreof C'niigti or llenvwt Inhorxen, and ar a Itirwt iwrfw t ltlm.1 I'nrlflnr 1'nt nr In nnm pound pncknitm and nent to any addifM tn tbe Unlted MUU, rrpall, on rewlia of $1.00, or ali for J. Ri HALL, Pharmacist, Newport, Vti Arethe Most Effectual Remedyin the Known World for the Permanent Cure OF Att CHRONIC Female Weaknesses. OvarianTroiibWand Chronlo Weaknwwi no ooinnion to Uie bPFl of the wx. Tliounandnof liullen all over thftftnnn- Hflver f&Utarnra Ihn inont ntmtlnittA Mlatilipomi.nia try wlll boar wltiienii to tbe cnratlve vtrtue of the I'llli. NamM fnrnlftbed uuod application. Indoreed and uned by pbyt(?Unit. I-adlM In the mont reflned clrrlen of aocletr hare accrpted them aa tbe btwt remely ln w for Clmmlo Wttaknewe. Many teachers of vocai mnnlc and lniMl Klngert btAr wltneM to tbe certaln clfloacy of llealy'n Tonlo I'llU In Mrengtbenlng the muNclen weakened by connUtit une Incl dental to tliU clam of profeoolonalfl. SoUl by DniKjflHU or Mut by inatl uon rewlpt of ptico. $1 it Itoxt lx boxeo, V. lUern are read and RimwerfMl by a nklllf ul female itiytclan. Heml Mami for annw er. A valuablepampbletiiiftlltxl free. Addrffl H. F, rilAYEll A CO., 13 Teuiile plaoe, Itocton. Cooley Creamers! (Jreatlj Improvfd. ain dally um lu 15.1W0 fac-lorlui and dalii, ForwK-urlng clkaliis8, li uitt and the orbatibt iubsiblk Maileln FOITR flTTLKl. f KV Kl7.KMau.ii i.ilw an,i ornamcnUl. Hkliu automatloally w Ithout Uftlng the cann. ilA nlMlnla ftnil Mw HII.VKI1 Mwluli fnr wi'nwi iii iuo t'min u4Tiiinina niB. ronr HUl'hitlOltlTY. AIm, luvln Mwlng C'bumN, Xtutter norkern, rtlntern, etc, Bnd poxui for clrculara. VERMONT FARM MACH1NE CO., Bellows Falls, Vermont. What tn Salit of Ihem. OENTLKUKMl I Unnl lliA ConfV ('rHftinora IabL uAin (IDlnniyfavtory. ltbtnk.ln fa-t 1 know, I can make itiu U111U.T iroiu ine aanie numuer oi itoiinan 01 mnt wiiti tbe Cooley Uian any pan I ever aaw. I uneti w aUr brouubt from a nprtng tn Irou plpe, about 100 feet from tho Rrlng to the fa lory, atateniiwratureof forty-wven degrwn ln the tanks. I can ralne all of the crBam ln tvselve hourn. The mllkhaa Inn llioroughly Unled by the patronit,and they all would t wtlllng to Utlfy tliat there hm no creain left ln the mllk. If there had leeu I ani very nura I Rhould havehftardof It. II y aterage w&a twenty-three andone- ivuiuiuiiuuiui iiiu . injtiiounu ui umwr ior uie pwn. "iourweiipoctfully, a. X. WEltlt. MMat bvuiwure iiibukiui viuuuijj,.!) i,tifta. i, i03j. " I liave nunerlntendml avtral hut(jr f atAritw. Thn 1t oneu&K furnlHhexlwtUi Cooley CreamerB. In ttila factory wniuademorebutterln proitortton to tho qnantlty of mllk, and or belter quallly, Uian any I ever knew of. "1 bave skbinnM one liundred twenty Cooley Cana ln tw enty lnlnutee. If any onecan eiual thfn Inanycana ei- il i uio v.uuy j buuuiu iikb io anow n. WeatTllle Ceoter, N Y., Jaouary 24, 18W." IV. 1?. BrooltH Sc Son, AOKNTH, South Main Bt - - Montpelier, Vt. Vegetine! DQGTORS, Please READ THIS! "FaolsTelllhe Sloryl" IUltimobk, Md., January 27, m. Ub. JI.R. Stevrvii Ileretofore I liave beea strongly op posedtoallproprletarriiiedlclnea, but, aa there U an ex cfptloa to most ruleo, I feel ttut tny prejudlce agalnit patent medlclaea baa had a fearf ul ibock ln the raae of your VhOETISE, and baa been compelled to glve way before the itrouger tvidenct of facti. Aboat two yean ago I wu Induced to glve a fair trlal of your VKOETINE aa a detcr- gent In toine Strumout (8crofuloU) caaea of bemlltary tranxmtMlon, attendl wllb awelllng of tbe lytnpbatlo glaada and JolnU, catioua uUermtlona of txuea and conall tutlonalayphllltloUlnt, eb)audln Janllce I feell abould be derellot to duty dld I not teatlfy to the great value of your VEOETINE. W'ithout tJtception I bave found It an admlrableadjunctln the reinoval of tbe above connUtu tlonal dlHturbancea, I am now nilng lt f reely In iny prao tire, I am aware that 1 am renderlng inyRilf amenable to Uiecbargeotonproriwiilonalconductla tliui otitraglng Uie rulea or ttiedlcal elblu In futerlng a aowalled Quaet JcJf nne, ThUUfllniplylojA; Facla Ull tbestory.andl agaln aaHert that VEOETINE U a Taluable adlunct to our ia- leria Utdira. If tliU teatlinony to 1U value wlll aell one mort bottle I ahall feel tliat I have done aotne poor auOerer a Rainarltan beneAt. Youra very truly, JARVIH II. WJI.CO',.M.D. The Cancer Medicine. Kkwuakxit. Ont., Manti 21, 1ml, Ml.II, It.8TEVM'-Mr tffr-Tbla a (o ccrtlfy tliat I bave ued your VEOETINE for Caacrr, and ran clioerfully aay It 1U more good tban Ihe dcM-tor'a mwlli'lue or any other reiuoily I umt, and I would rivwmiuend lt to every oue troublnd witli vwicer or Canceroui Humor, Youra truly, THOS. OII.L, Yonge alrwt. I hmby frtify tliat ( know the abote party and know hla autement to be true, JAM En K ELMAN, ItruggM. For General Debility. Oitawa, Ont., March 17. lHil. II.lt. RTivma, Eaa..:-Z;jr S(r-A 1 have tuel your inwllclne, VEOETINE, for aome tline I have plaaure In rtMxmunendtng U to auderera from Utntral Delility and dweaiwai arlnlng from luipuritlif of the blood. Youra rwpactfully, 1IORACE MERKILL, Ha Lumber Merdiant, Just What You Need. HoaTOK, Maiw., February 6, Wl, Wi. BrgviMai-r -Sr-I lutve uad your VEOETINE and al waya fuund It Juot what I Dwdel. I would reooui mend II to all aa a great blood purtfler, Youra very rep'lfully, Wm. M. J, C1IURC1IILL, 8 I'lnrkney alrwt. I Am Cured. IloaTo, Wardi 32.1UI, Ub.1I. R. fiTtvma:-JMr Sirl utfnred frout Canirt a great white and trl moat every wll-kiumu reinedy lo cure uie, but to no avall, At lat bought a bottle of VEUE- TlNE,wliluh lieljwd me, and I cootloued to ue lt. Now I qn trulhfully aay I am iwnnanently ourwl. Youra vvry reniMKtfully, Miaa L. A. tU'OONEK, I IlawthoriM plare. II TIIK IMT Spring Medicine! Vcnetluo U Holil by All l)ru(,-ilits. $79 A W1K a dar al hoiua, aiill. uiada, (JoaUj CflcaUltraa. AiUim TkVK VUO.,AwuU.alalaa, T. II. IIOSKINS, Airrlctilttirnl IMItor. TIIII IICHIIANDMAN. UIt. fool. Ih.tr koM n1 kn.TM tti.tr power Let forttine'a bubblM rlM Knd f.ll Ylio K.wl a flell or trMltm k flower Or ptftnti a trc U niora ttinn .11. t'ot li. il tite.DC mol tl btnt t And Ood ,nd miiti Mi.ll own tit, wortti. Wlio toll, lo leav. M I'tie.t Ao aildM beautr to tli. Mrlh. And nooti or late, to .11 that now Th. tltnfl of h.TTct .liall 1 glren t Tli. (lower .ti,ll blooin. 1b. frult rtiall grow, If not on earth at la.t ln lieav.n. -J. a. WhMlier. Eosllnirc. Onr rcadere are well aware that wo hare nover " gone crazy " on noveltlea. We take as onr motto in agriculture the eenslble couplet : " B, not tti flrat to lar llia old a.ld, N or j el tb. lul by wbom the n.w U trled." llut we wero the firat iu the state to call altention to the diucovery (or rather the per(ectlon) of tlils procesa of saving green fodder by Mons. (ioftart, and to eiprees an oplnion tn favor of its usefulneaa, If not for cowa In mllk. at least for Joedlng other atock. We hare rr peatedly cantloned our readers agatnst the exaggerated statements of men like Dr. llalley of Massachusetta and iMr. Mills of New Jersey ln regard to the feeding value of such fodder, and tho crop to be expected from an aore. We do not regard corn ln any form aj a suitable feed for any klnd of stock when glren alone. Its elemenb are not rlghtly proportioned as a slngle ratlon for any anlmal. This is shown theoretlcally by agrlcultural cheuilsts, and we hare proved it to our own satlsf actlon by many trials in practice. No klnd of stock can be kept healthy and thrlfty for a long time together on corn fodder, or on corn fodder and corn meal. The proportlons of the heat-makirjg to the flesh-forming constlt- uents in this grain are not rlght to make lt a perfect or eren an economlcal food for any anlmal. This is especially true for Btabled stock, and still more especially true for stabled cows in milk. Store cattle ez posed to the weather at all seaaons can get along on corn, but housed stock requlre a smaller proportion of carb-hydrates, (heating food) than cattle runnlng out, white cows ln milk not only require less of crab-hydrates, but they requtre more of the nltrogenotis ele ment, a full proportion of whlch is requtred to make tlie casein (cheese materiat) of the milk. And for the fattr part, cows do bet- ter witli a somewhat oily, rattier thau a starchy ratlon, which, tf transformed to fat at all, is so doue at a great loss both of food and vital energy. Weare not yet quitecortain that dalry cows will koep their healtli year atter year when llberally fedon ensltage in the acid state ln which we usually see it. Atready the eri- dencebegins to accumulate that white a lib erat feeding of ensilage increases the flow of milk, there ls no lucreaie of butter, unless cotton-sced or linseed meal is fed with it. This practical result ls just wtiat the chem- istry of these foods would Iead us to expect, and ought to help to giro farmers conAdence in agricultural chemistry. llut that cows appear to do well on ensilage, and are very fond of it, isafact not to be orerlooked. To our mlnd ensilage is simply a cheap and easy substltute for roots. It occupies the same place iu the dtetary as beets, turnlps and carroti, white it is very inuch more ea- sily and cheaply produced, harvested and preserred. Succulent food is essentlal, in some form, in dairying, and more particu- larty in winter dairying. Kasllage is un- questlonably the cheapest succulent we can grow, and tf care ls taken that it does not become too sour, and is not feed in too large quantities, or wlthout a liberal feeding of gratn and some hay, we beliere it wlll prove a very valuable addition to our resources. Certain lt is that all who bave used it tes- tify to the increased flow of milk and the good appetite of the cows fed upon lt. Very few dairy herds, however, hare been fed on ensilage rnorn than one two seasons. Most exaggerated statements have been put forth as to the yield of ensilage corn per acre, and upon these estimates, to gether with otbers equally exaggerated re garding its feeding value, calculations liave been made showing that by this means four or fire times as much stock can be kept as by other rnethods. One hazards little in saying that such calculations are misleading in the highest degree. llut they ought not to mislead any practical farmer who is a man of thought. Figuring upon facts, we cannot make ensilage in the long run very much cheaper than hay, in proportion to its feeding value. We must manure high for corn; and tf we would manure our grass lands as we do our ensilage fields, wo should then have a better and fairer basts of com- parison. Hay is made of lighter grasses than ensilage corn, and to get tbe same amount of food in the form of hay we must take more Iand. llut on tbe otber hand we save ln labor, whether we dry our grass or ensiloe it. A silo filled with green grass (which for ensilage may be allowed to at tain Its full growth) would contain much more feeding material than tf filled with corn. It ls also a much more perfect ration than corn, tho analysis of our best grasses, especially when mixed with dover, showing them to be a complcte food, requiring no grain or oll-meal to gire the best resulta. It wlll probably cost loss to ensiloe grass than to make it iuto hay, and It would cer tainly would be a more nutritious feed in themolst than In the dry state, and would be more freely eaten. It would not aatouish us at all if the silos now being bullt for corn should eventually be filled with grass, dover, llungarian, mowed oats, and other klnds of green food more concentrated and better balanced as a feedlug ratiou than corn. When farmers are williug to "farm hlgh" on the meadaw as well as In the corn field, enslloed grass wlll be found quite as profltable as anything. llut meantime we may rejolce that we hare found a cheap and easy way of putting up and preserviug inilk-making food iu that succulent state whlch ls esseutiat to the best success iu dairying, and which replaces roots with cheaper and more easily haudled feediiig material, having all their merlta aud few of thelr drawbacks. Dr, Cuttlug uu X'hosiiliatcs. As we supposed the case to be, Dr. Cut tlng has been misunderstood on tho pbos phate questlon. Iu n letter to us be eays he can hardly see liow his audltors, or auy of them, should get tbe idea that he de nounced all phosphates, as he knows that some are pure. Itut as many brands are not up to this standard he adrised farmers to make thelr own, and gave the proper dl rectlons. In his lecturos he alluded to the so-called "Grafton Fertilizer," which was without value, and some others worth uo more thau elghtor teu dollars a toti that are iu the market. It was to these, aud not to standard, well made fertilizers, that he re ferred wbeu be said that a barrel of boue meal, a pvck of salt, aud tifteen ouuda of (iermaii potash ealts, mixed with seventeeu hundred pouuda of inuck, would be wortb MONTPELIER, VT., WEIjNESDAY, MAECH more than a ton of such adulterated mate rial. Ilespoke of some he had analyied that was half sand. and the other half oorj. tatned not moro than elghteen poundsbf soluble phosphale, which ls less than what is contained in a barrel of bono meal. Dr. Cutllng adds t This ls the traln of Ideln I threw out, giving varlous dlrectlons about bones, saving, burnlng and grlnding them, eto., etc., the same you would lalk, bnt what few farmers bellove, and hence don't get the good they mlght. I cannot tell the exact words of my lecture at llarre, but thelt reportera of the Argut and the Farmer re port me as saying nothing llke what yotlr. correspondent glros." 1 In these last words, Dr. Cuttlng evidently means only that our correspondent dld not understand him correctly as condemniug all branda of phosphates. for he had the direo- tlons for maklng a superphosphate quite cor- rect. inu mlght easily happon, if the doo tor dld not tako partlcular pains to liave lt understood that he dld not apply his re marks to all tbe phosnhatlo fertillzsrs li. the market In this connectlon we may mention that the recently Issued report of tho Connecti cut K xperiment Statton (for a copy of whl- . wo are lndebted to the dircctor of the eti tlon, rrofessor Johnson,) confirms alike Dr. Cuttlng's statement of the comparative worthlossnoss of some commercial fertilizer and tbe goodness of others, as stated by us. This report glves the analyses of a larnre number of fertillzers, samples of which were sent to the etation by farmers, and these aualyses show a vast varlatlon. In some cases the valueot a ton of the fertilizer exceeds the cost more than ten dollars, while in others the cost exceeds the value nearly twenty-four dollars. These varlous brands are all in the market for sale together, aud no farmer can tell certainiy anything about them; but bysonding samples to the Ki periment Statlon he getj them analy.ed promptly and without charge, and their ex act commercial value given at a standard price for each useful constituent reckoned separately, and then all added together to glve the tolal value per ton. This work (with much more that is equally valuable) costs the state of Connecticut about ?0,000 a year. The amount saved to the farmers of the state (not only in the value of the ferlllizers used, but iu tho loss on crops which is sure tofollow the useof a valneless manure,) is hard to be estlmated. If it were reckoned at so low a rate as 95 a ton (the extreme varlatlon in value being 831) the savin? would amount to at least 9100,000. We thlnk it safe to say that the knowledge on the part of the manufacturers that thelr fertilizers will surely be analyzed, and the true value promptly given to the publio, compels them to toe the mark a good deal nearer than five dollars per ton. Twenty dollars would be closer to the truth. The evideut value of this work has induced the legislature of Massachusetts, now in sesaion, to establish an agricultural experiment sla tion In that state. Connecticut and Massa chusetts are the least agricultural of the New Kigland states, but they have taken the lead in approprlatlug this money to ald their farmers. Vermont, New Hampshire aud Maine are all subjict to the fraudj sure to abound where no check upon them exlsts. The cost of such a check ls very stnall com pared with the saving. We cannot help its being quoted to the discredit of our state (in the legislature of which farmers are al ways the majority) if we allow other and less agricultural states to get the start of us iu these matters. Tho result will naturally be the same as with the tramp laws, to turn the flood of worthless fertilizers (as the tramps wero turned) luto those states whose people are too stupld or too penurious to proride the meaus of defense. We know alroady that in sereral cases where the same brand is sold in Connecticut and Vermont, the goods sent to Vermont are much poorer than those sent to Connecticut. Wake up, boys I Tho Itoard of Agriculture. We think a good word has been well earned by our board of agriculture, members and secretary alike, in thelr work during the winter just past. Any one who has had experience ln riding over the state, bolding two meetlngs of two days each in a week, knows that there ls work in it Unless induced by " the honor of the thing," or a desire to see a good deal of the state and of the people, we see little to entice any one to accept a place on the board. The pay hardly covers the expenses and loss of time, to say nothing of labor. Those who complaln that the members of the board do not have a fresh subject studled up to address the people on at every meet ing, little know the wear and tear attend ant upon the mere getting around from place to place. Much of the travel has t- be done at night, and eatiug different kinds of food and sleeping away from home in a different bed every night is pretty apt to gtt middle aged men, such as the board is made up of, too much " out of fix " to do full justice to old subjects, much less to study up new ones. If the etate couldafford to pay mem bers enough so that they could devote time when they are at home to study up subjects of lnterest to present at the meetings, giealer rariety mlght be giren to the proceedlnga. llut lu fact our experieuce Iu such matters has led us to the conclusion that one paper or address at a session Is enough. These should be on practical subjects, and the rest of the session should be giren to dlscussion. " All men know more than one man," and these discussions are usually the most inler estlng and useful parts of the prooeediugs. As for the secretary, no man has worked barder, or with a more earuest purpose of usefulness tban Dr. Cutting has worked. Certainiy no more capable man for the poal tlou is known ln the state and it was with a knowledge of that fact that wo labored'e'aru estly and long to iuduce him to accept the place. Ilepleaded with us that he could not afford to neglect his busiuess, that he knew he would be sererely criticised, uo mitter what he did, and many other reasons, aud we were truly glad when we heard that he had accepted. Ile ls now sick lu conse queuce of his labors during the winter, and from the tone of his lettera we fear be is also " sick of the iob." Dut we trust rest wlll renew his courage, and that the con- sciousness oi uselulness, wulcu tbeapproral of tho most intelllgeut farmers of the state must gire him, wlll be a stimulus (nuch as tbe little salary attached to his place would gire to uo man) to continue iu the field. A uian of such raried accomplishmeuts and earnwt derotlou to useful work ls hard to llud. I,tt us cherish him. Ilr.l'roducU or the Dalry. Heferrlng to reports of dalry yields, Mr, ArniB, In a private letter, sayss I uotice that the dalrymen figure up qulto a margin on calves, jiork, etc, etc., which I think does not come directly uuder the head of butter, but of farm producU. In that liue I can figure some myself, such as feeding new milk to lambs, calves aud youug plg,, but will conU-iit myself with a calf raised, niau uuo ibiwsj, uoiuuriUKIUgBKimiUHK uu- til cold weather. Tbe oue kllled (being oue of the good-for-nothing-for-beef grade Jersev.) dressed three hundred twuntv. seveu audoue-halt pounds at eeveu and oue- liaii inontns oiu, wim twenty raunds of rough tallow, which I think quite respoo. table for the despiued raoe. The meat is most deliclous, liked by those who ate of It well as chlcken. I uotlced tliat Mr. tito- votiB biiortnoru calres meutloned iu the last pawr dresse 1 " about " four hundred poutids each, at teu moijths old. 1 his " about " ad- immi,i.uiiovi.mun. j Binonumtiuriug Dauuecker, the (ierman sculptor, ocou Ihe jtarseven hun.lied serenteou pouuds ol piexi eight years upou a raarble sUtue of pork aud salted three huudred thirty pouuds, Christ. When he hul labored two years which was made largely on milk (belug Uie work was apparentiy lluished. Ilecalled gtade lvisex), besidea pelts, eto. iu ,i luiii0 . (itUe girl, and dirocUng her miut ni quite a varlatlon. 1 also sold during TIIK IUIAIN IlKTWKltN. t atilna In th. Hght of Ood, III. ItkeneM .Uinps mj brow Tliroush th. Tall.r of death In j f Mt bave trod, And I relgn In glorj now. No brMklng heart 1. tiete, Ko knra and thrllllng iatn, No waxted PhMk, where tlie f rerinent lear, Ilalh rolleil and left lu etaln. I have found the Jojr of lieaven. 1 am oue of the anget band t To mr head a erown li glren, And a barp U In tnf tiand. 1 hare learned the aong Iher ilng, Whom Jeeue haa made freet And the glorlod. walle on hlgh, itlll rtng With mr new-born meledf. No ln-no grtef-no paln Safe In mr barrr home lr fear. all lled-mr donbu all Blaln M hour of trlnmph come O frlend of mr earlr rean I The trnited and the trled. Thon an walklng atlll ln the raller of tean, Itnt I am at U17 elde, I10lfort.tr Ollnol For memorj'e goldeo chaln SlMll blnd my beart to th. lieart below, Tlll they miet and touch agaln. Each llnk 1. Btrong and brlght, And lore. eleatrte flame Flow. freely down, Uk. a rirer of llgbt, To the world from w bloh 1 came. Do yon moum when anolber ,tar Shlnee out on tbe Bllttertng Bky f Io yon weop when the nolM of war And the rage of confllct dleT Tlien why ahonld your teari roll down. And your heart be norely rlren, Tor another grm ln the BaTloar'e crown And another noul In tieaTen ? Ilouseholil 1'raycr. The nresident nf Ilarvartl CnMatro In 1.1. lastannuU report tells ui "EuTy In the year 1880-1881,- a clrcular was sent to the parents and guardlans of the elght hundred and twenty-eight undergraduates, asking If they held daily family prayers in thelr house holds. The number of renliea receirrvl u seven hundred and forty-one, of whlch two nunarea anu eieren, or twoserenths, an swered yes, and five hundred and thirty, or five-sevenths, answered no. The object of (the inquiry was to a9certain how much sup port morning prayers at college had in the habits of the famllies from which the stu dents came. It is a blt of rellgious statis tics which Is more than usually trustworthy, and deserves the very earnest attentlon of meneausoi unnstlan households and the mlnisters and people of Christian congrega tions. The time is quite within the remem brance of many of us when such returns would have shown a verv much larnw ini. nority, to say the least, of bomes In which family worshlp is malntalned ; and perhaps it is not very long since the yeas would bave been in the majority. The figures are rep reientative, suggestlve, and instructlve. lhey may have a discouraglng look, but none the less they are to be bravelv faeed. aa sooner or later all facts must be; and, so met, they will but enforce the need of new discipline and new methods answering to the new clrcumstances of our swlftly-chan. ging modern life. Tbe fact is that much of this decline of rellgious usages ls to be traced directly to the want of rcpose ln our modern life, our hurrying this way and that, our dividlng of the whole year, and eren of each day, between town and country, our preference of gaslight and the electric light orer sunlight, the whlrlpool which has suc ceeded to stagnation, tbe psrpetual crossing nuu irvivnsui ui L.ie oceaa, me nring ln apartmeuts. and eren hotel narlorn. derotions are scarcely possibte except for the iuouainmeaan, wuo will spread his prayer rugs at noouday in the public squares, the tetnptatinn lo take for much needed sleep tho moments that were once appropriated to mornine derotions. The travelinr. nHnat still brings out his brevlary in the morning train ; but the IVotestant is absorbed iu his newspaper, or watchlng for the messenger from the oirise of the teleirraDh. If rnn ask your boy to remain for prayers, be says that lt will make him late at the countlng-room, " 5... wt uioB, iiKa.y oDiy roocla hor school in time, as it is. Those who in our day undertake to do anything are almost compelled to do a cood deal, and with onr continual runnlng hither aud tbither it is hard to retain even two or three inone place .L1. (!. itr- 1 wim uiiv jeu.anijr. tr e neea, men, to De on ourguardif we would keep,I willnotsay alive, but clear and brigbt, the lamp of our true life ; we need to hedge about the church in the house, and to lusist even with a cer taln precision and stillness of our ancestral l'uritaniam that a few moments, at least, shall be sacred to a rocognition of him who sets tlie solitary in famllies. I.it this, too, be taken into account as a prime necessity, a part of our success in the world, so far as this success is real, and not rather a tcmpta tion and snare. Hefuse to be forever hur ried. Let the world wait a moment. Of the fourteen hundred aud forty mlnutes that make up the day, can we not gire fire or ten to tho common prayer of the household and its recognition of the hldden wisdom and love of One with whom are the issues of jiy and sorrow, and life and death? Shall the only prayer erer olfered in the house be a fuueral prayer? Dr.EUu, in Chriilkn lltq isler (Unitarian.) The Secret or the Flower. What signlfies the oxlstenceof the plant? In lt we contemplate the pleasant sight of a being opening without resistance, and yieldiug without mistrust to the mysterious power of nature. Whilst tbe latter, as a fond mother, generously instils into this delicate and fraglle being a sap whlch will dlsplay its strength ln a profuslou of per fume, savor, form and color, the latter re ceiyes lt all sllently and without effort, and claims to be nothing less and nothing more than what this abundant communication of the infinite will make lt. I)j you recognlzs in this tbe emblem and, so to speak, the par able of the relation between man and the infiuite being who has given him life ? Man giving himself up to God with unreserved confidence, God communicating himself to man ln the fullneas of his Infinite munifi cence. What is tho elgnification of the flower ? It is the image of our destlnatlou fulfilled. The world of plants is a book of prints, containing hundreds and thousands of pictures, by every one of whlch the Cre ator tells us in gentle accents, ' Act freely and unconstralnedly towards me, O man, as this creature acts uuconBcioualy towards na ture I Onen Ihv tmnrt t1 llin ntlnn nf m spirif, and I will dlsplay In thee such per- iwuuuii ui wisuom, ueauty, power anu lore as will be far superior still to those thou ad mirest in these beings." He had understood tlie laliguage whlch the world of lbwers speaks to tbe human heart, that prlnce of modern poeta, Huckert, who iu a distich we can but imperfectly translate, said, "The lliwer has a divine secret to rereal to thee, () man I It showeth thee how a thlug whlch ls but humld duet mav wear celestlal snlen. dor I" That is nerhans what eitilaina tha cbarm whlch the world of plants exercises orer the soul wearied by tbe strlfe of life, and tbe calm and leaceful inllueuce wbich so naturally ilows from It. Tbe lloner is the emblem 01 our destlnation fulfilled, of our ideal reallzed. Heallzed ? Yes ; but only lu figure. For there is wanting in the plant what is wanting lu nature herself, its mother liberty. It fuliills Its destlnatlou, but passively. What a coutrast between the sphere of the plant aud the anlmal I Here we find, lt not liberty, at least spontaueous motion, wbich is its prelude. in passing from the plant to the anlmal we enter Into the labor of life, with its emotions, passions, dangers, strugglea aud sorrows. We are iu the sphere ot a serious and fearful reality. Tho bloody struggle for exlstence has be gun, aud ls preiuring the way for the ap parition of the btliig in whom the ideal ls fully to be reallzed, not only under the form of a graceful emblem, bnt under that of a real life. We are vistbly approaching the being in whom tbe free surrender of the finite mind will at length meet the generous love ot the Infinite. Tbe fact ls obrious t the plant speaks the graceful language of poetry ; the auimal, that of steru history. Mau ls tlie crown of the arcli towards whlch both these iuferlor dorualus of nature con rerge ; he Is the crowning of history and the reatt. itlou of poetry, the free aud llriug boud whlch uuttes all nature to that (ioa who creatod it for lilmself. I'rof, GodeU Tho Vlnluii ol t'hrlst. Dauuecker, the (ierman sculptor, occu- 22, 1882. attentlon tothe statue, asked her, "Who ls that ?" She replled, " A great man." The arllst turned away dlsheartened. Hla artlatlo eye had been decelrcd. He had falled, and his two years of labor were thrown rway. But he began anew, and af ter another year or two had passed he agaln lnvlted the child Into his stndlo, ancf re peated the Inquiry, "Who is that ?" This time he was not disappointed. After look lng ln ailence for a wMle, her curioslty deeiv ened into awe and thankfulness, and, burst ing Into tcars, she -said, In low and gentle tones, "Suffer little children to come unto T'.i ".T ?n0,uBh I untutored instlnct of the child had dirined his moaning, and he knew that his wdrk was a success. He belleved thpn. nnrl am. oriavn....! L . had been Insplred of God to do that thlng. jie luougm mai ne naa seen a vision of Chrlst ln his solitary vigils. He had but tranafprrrvt in fha tn..Kla tt. I . 1.1.1. the Lord had shown to him. His rlslng fame attracted the attentlon of Napoleon, and he was requested to make a statue of Venua slmilar to tbe Ariadne, for the gal lory of the Lourre. He ref used, saying, " A man who has seod Christ would comralt 6aCrllfI7ri If llA flhnilM emhlAn kt I. .u- carring of ,a pagan goddess. My art is henceforth a consecraled thlng." Is there oaiiericuoe ui communion WUb UOd ln Chrlnt. nnf nnnmmnn .a w. ... 1 11 ers, which is equlvalent to a vision of tho iA.ru, ana wntcn renueri me and lue work, even lts hnmblest occngatlons, sacred ? The Scrlplures Beem to asaure nfi of this. Oar fellowshlp ls with the Rather, and with his uuu, u-nuo Viiruu xour me ls hla with nhrial tn llnA u tl Ih.l J.tl.11. l 1 T .. .. . .. . unDiiM. .uve, dwelleth In God and God iu him." Such words, if they mean anything, mean some thing unutterably great. It is no preroca- tlvA nf an ntf l. Tl, C. .ua .uniicab uuitlOHS than the loftlest life may hare his element of an infinite dignlty. A profoundly pray erf ul life is by that aingle feature of it lifted into svmnathv uHrh rin.1 A iii. cannot be made noble by lt, but a smafi "s "o uiaue great. xne work ot a laUndrPflfl Or lirlkl.vor n.nn aII.... II - .-jw. ntnj niMM.1 1UD1C spect of angels. It matters little what may be a man's employment in life. The whole life Is cnnobled and adorned by it, if it ls done as In a rision of Christ. "IuIIIs NamP." Wftfl fha waly.lin7fti- nr IU. Itr.l deuses, and their form of salutatlon, when iiiujr iuei auu wneu tney parted. It ex nressed their atinroma tAa nf llrA . ..1 .r .tt - - -vww 1110, auu ui nii that made it worth liring. They said lt at their weddings, and repeated lt at their fu neral.. It was their formnla ln baptlsm, and at the Lird's Supper; and lt lifted to the same altitude of dignlty their work ln their fields and rineyards. When have wlse n uwuuvereu a meory ot lue more Inatrninanf Bllil InantptnnO X.. I i 1 the univeree has a more exalted occasion for self-respect than one who livos In a vision of Christ. The apostle could find no more hon orable words in which to deplct the life of Moses thau to say of it, "He endured, as seeing him who is inrhible." Ptoftstor uu.uri i-neips, All Uuconditlonal Surrender. Dr. Francis Wnvlanrl M tt vrt.. . mau becomas a mnmrwir nf rh.lot'c D.ta. u the renewingof the Hily Ghost, lie has ap P.rif 1 Voa by 'alUl of. tne saoriflo whlch uiiiui uu usao ior nis reaamptton. The lncarnate Sin of n-vt out anv reaervatlnn fnr him anA t,... t.t. sinsinhisown body on the tree. What can t" wsuiy uisgraiiiuaeior lore such as this ? Instinctirsly, he surrendera hlmself.all that he has for time and for eternity, to his ll-adeemer. He yields himself up to Christ, that he may be wholly forraed in his llke uess. His ambilion every command of Christ, and in his hum ble manner do as Christ did and llve as vjiinsi nrea. Tbe obj Mt for which Christ lired and died and roie again ls the objeot for which he livei. Ifali berofthat body of which Christ is the head, "o vitaiuy wnicn aulmates the head animates the remotest extremlty. Christ dwelU in hl. haar. h r.llU . !ii.t his soul, iuclting him to copy the example whlnl. tic aat l.t l . l . . ."i nwiui o us wri.uu ne was mani fest in the flesh. Such is the mould into which the belierer is east." The Dcrll'n Ilalt. M.n'll InTrt fn. tinlnrialn I... .... 1 - - - - .'j i oici uimii uua ot his most dangerous traits of character. I.1.. ll.A - t lt . iwi 'is ui "luaatog a stir ln tbe world men hare, lu all ages, been found willing to sell body and soul to Sitan, to burn tomples, assasslnate rulers, act the clown in the pulpits, and blaspheme (rod on the lecture platform. Aud this wpnlrnpaa la nnln l.n ...11 t . .1.- .. vu.j mui 1UUWU WJ UIV doril. He promises them a month-long ad- TciusuuiBui. lurouKu tne press ot the whole country, and a season of crowded audiences in their chnrMi. If thav .!! Kn. j. P wj n... uu. oaj Ul uu something heretlcal or outrageous. And v.o.j uuw auu tueu sume poor weauung snaps at the bait, geta his name into tlie nanera. and tlmn I. fnrtmtlan tu. 1..1 .t. tim seems to be a Chicago miuister, of whom uu uim uaii uearu mucn ueioro, but who now, for denying in his pulplt the personal ityof God and the immortality of the soul, is receiring his glorious reward, the men tion of his name in every piper in the land. To-morrow he will again be forgotten. " Verily, be hath his reward." Maravian. Ncslcctcd Loucllncss. On this the Cltrutian lnion remarks : " We hare obserred that when death occurs in a famllv. thn frip.nda rnU In nmKa.. . days or weeka, but In a month or two cease vuci. ubicuiiuua. iiut experience prores that lt la tlion llmt i. .,..!. i ...u .UUWIUUaa ucuuiucx, illUlUab inaupporlable. Visiting the widow and tne latnerless ln their allllction does not mean simply attending the fuueral, nor maklno- n. fnrmal .11 hnt tt.A u.it.....l 1 . uw uiuuuucu manlfestation of Christian sympathy and iiicuuauiu. auere are many aged wldows and many children in the Christian church, who were honored in the days when the hus- band OT falllPr UU n rlp.nn or actlve member of the church, now left wnu naraiy a smue or nod of rocognition from pastor and pople. llut they must of bitterness to arise; for that would be addlug gall to vlnegar." Seir-Conadousncss. Hosla of men and women are made un happy byaself-oonsciousness which iulrudes upon their sacred hours of solitude no less than their hours of social life, robbiug the former of their inapiratlon and the latter of tliplr nloDBiir. &af.nat 1. v..w.. ..UH..H.U. u .i.-vuiig(,iuuaiiema it me bane of the highest workers; it makes the miuister think of his figures of speech when he ought to be absorbed in his message; it allurea the artlst luto maunerism when his art ought to be as transpsrent as the air through which the landscara rereals lts most delicate shade and outllne ; it puts be- tweau iuo wrtber auu nis ri'tiou ol irutu an audieuce which wlna hlni mnr. am.l nmn. tn itself uutll his piophetlo power is lost, and he becomes an empty rhetorlcian with a sbauow iricx ot worus. Hk who cannot find time to consult his Ilible will one day find he has no time to be Bira-; ne wuo uas no time to pray must find time to die ; he who can fiud no time to re llect is most likely to find time to slu ; he who cau fiud no time for repentance wlll find au eternity ln which reiientancewill be ot uo avail ; ne wuo cannot fiud time to work for others may find an eterulty in which to suffer for lilmelf. llannah Moore. An idle word may be seemlngly harmless in its utterance; but let lt be fanued by passion, let it be fed with the fuel of mis conception, of evll intentlou, of prejudloe, aud it wlll noon grow into a sweepiug fire that will melt the chains of human frlend- enip, tnai wm uuru to asbos many cherlsbed hopos and blackeu more fair names than one. Ckarlei A, Diclent. An eflluence rather thau au influence uu cousclously Ibws forth from a noble, salntly life. The late Iter. W. Aruot, speaklng of Dr. Jatues llainllton, of London, said t "I would place the three thiugs about liim in the relation ot good, better, best. His preachiug was good; his books were better; his life was best." Ir'tKiuM O milton. KxTitAoiinwAiiv allllotlons (says Mat thew Ileury) are uotalways the punlahment of extraordiuary slns, but sometimeti Uie trlal of uxtraoruinary gracai. LOVK IN ACOTTAOK. Uncle Caleb and Rntii, hla vt Ife, Carlng little for ontalde w eathrr, Flfty yeatt of thelr wedded life Hpent ln thla Uny Iioum togetlier. Moaay the roof and gray tlte wall, Narrow the wlndow,low Ihe doorj Ilnt love'a yonng annllgbt tillowed lt all, From raf uxj ceillng to aandnl floor. ftllant to-day, but tllver aweet VolcM of children long ago, Kerplng Ume to the reatloM feet, FolloweA tbe mothr to and f ro, Scattered af ar from eat to wwtt, Beektng their fortane far aod wldt t 'e oi euya ln the golden oeat Where ancb beanUf ul memorlea hlde. Btranger-feca on the Ume-worn atalra Wake tbe echort ef ner (btyi BUangerTOfM are ltftM where Caleb once" turnid tbe tune " of pralse, Carlng nangbt for Uie dwolate paln Of tbe wlnd In tlte plne-tree topn ) Cfcrrni ttaUgfat for the Rrievlng raln Tbat m tadlr orar tbem dropa. lleedlsg aa little tba aunbeamli klM, Falllng aweel from the aummer iky, In anarrower ho.ithan thla Ualeb and Ratb tORetber Ue, Cp where the many maoalonfi wait la there, I wonder, a eotUge BDtall Kot too autely Ita psarly gate) Ket too Bhlntng Ita golden wall Wbere tbeae tr ioqIi may ln peace ablde f Heaven were cold If theee mant part Caleb away from bU gnntle brlde, Rulh away from hla faltbful beart 1 Hand ln band, from morning ttll night, Traveled theae two the long earth day Surely they walk Uirough the fletda of light, Hand In hand on Uie ahlnlng way. llleaaed love of tmaband and wlfe Love that laated throngb carce and feara, Fllllng thla place with the clirt m of life, l'eace unr4onded for flfty yeara, Slde liy Sldc That was a tnnnliinf. allif T fmm m window a few minutes ago, an old man leaning on the arm of a young man. AVhat a difference between the twol The old man's step was faltering aud slow; tho young man's easy, strong and confident. rhe onft hpnfc a.. If tin harl kun ! - - vwu vaiiyiug manv hurdnnfl! thn nllipp vrallrp ..... i - - - , wv.w. xi.vuvi,bl nuu looked as if he would rather than not carry uuiuQua. a uu uue looaea upon tne ground ttA If narf.loillap in aaa nrlia.a IabI....I 11 . i i nuuiu w ovrii, bUBUbuCr looked off as if caroless about his feet, and only anxious to see what might ba happenlng auvau. wu buojr uioveu B.UWiy OH, IQQ Old man helped by his cane and that friendly arm, and while clinging and sympathetically talking, the young mau bowed to listen. It illustrated that happy relation whlch ought to exist between the two ages, the younger listening with reveronce as it supports the older, the older sympathetically talking as lt cllngs to the younger. There are so many things presslng upon the attentlon of the young man, so many roices calling, and the njnrM ahnaH la un ..M...t..l mJil il:.i li.i . ' . - " "iu.iiwi itiiu ll.ab wuicu IS huatllnr. anrl narnnal that ha M. r. i a .m...v, wumh uo uiav luiKOb the generation behind him which is still uu uuubviuumbtvo, uuu may seem too slow for his eager steps. Bnt there is nothing more CTacefnl andln Itaplf mnr. tinn tt... to see a young man or woman mlndtul of tUa fnfl.Mli:.. . 1J i . .uu luuimniDii ui u. uiuer geueranon, going back to it to offer his strength to it, and lookinir un to it fnr rniinanl. Iftnr m.i.U the young may add to the happineas of old wj oui.u ouuiiuib auu aeierence. tjje ot the hardshlps of increasing years must be thA fpplinrrnf Innlatlnn tha tu. P,. vuw .aiu-uuuu-bUO- shelf conviction. But youth that strives to altA.a nnj 11.1 t , auuvu .uu icuiuvo buab leeitug not only givesa happiness but receives a strength. Itanlr nf nn nld mgn'a anlli.ln. i u . o uu.iiu.iihuj uub UU U1U man's wisdom, and it ls llke a trained, sure mui ucuiuu bue pjwuer ana Dau ln tbe rine. Oa the other hand, an old person may allow himself to drlft away from the generation below. It is too hasty and hot for his slower, cooler temperament. It is too eager to rush into the f uture, and there are no ex periences of the paat to detain it near those who aro oldor. Iu boiiUrouenou, inly ba repelled, the young people thinking of grandpa onlyasan overlasting " Hush-h-h I" gaing round on two canes. The tle of sym pathy between the two ages is cut, or there may be no attempt to make one in the first place. The gap between grandpa and the children wldens into a chasm, across which goes no bridges. Instead of this, lt is a beautlful sight towitness where an old man or woman is keeping up an intereat in the young, participating as far as possible in their methods, applauding their enthusiasm, hospitable to their plans, patient toward any rudeness or haste or noise. The old age that cau hold on to youth and never let it slip away, is retaining an opportnuity to re strain and guide his impetuosity. But while giving, lt receives. He has the bene fit of that stimulus coming from the stir and push of younger years, a help we cer tainly need in life's later years that are too apt to be drowsy. It has also an arm of strength to rest its weariness upon. The two that I saw from my window were on the higher ground of the city, walking slowly along. I see them now in my thoughts, the old man of many years slowly climbing the heights of life, yet lovlngly supported by that younger companion, go ing up, up, followed to the very summit of this life, till Itsdistant azure passes into the Bapphire of the New Jeritsalem Selected. The Home Musounis. Many years ago I was asked to give a lec- iure iu a country town ; tne bouse at which I was invited to stay was that of a very in tellieent and well-todo farmer. I fnnnrl that he had one room in his large house fitted up as a museum, and very Interestlng it was. There were stuffed birda from Afrlca and Australla, brought home by iviabivca wuu wem o sea. inere were minerals from Californla and elsewhere, and insects and other objeets from afar off, but nothing from near home. At that time I also had collections, and among the most interestlng things in it were some minerals from within a few miles of that very house. This gathering of things from far away and orerlooklng of those cloae at hand. I hare often thought of slnce. Far more interest lng than the birds from Africa would hare been the blrds of tbat farm ; and no min erals from Californla, eren if they contained gold, were half so beautiful as the varied forms that mlght hare been collected near home. That vislt to this farraer's collection gave me the idea of home mmeums. I think I said something of the matter several years ago, but have not mentioned it of late. I-ery farm has some room or loft in some building where the vounirsters far it la work for both boys and girls can make a xarm museum. vbat shall we put In it,' you will ask, In the first place, as the foun datlon of the farm. I would includa raens of every klnd of rock fouud upon it. I-i some localitiea thero will be no rocks, but never mlnd that; take thenext thlng, what ever grows natnrally upon the soll. Speci meus of the varlous wild plants and the wooa oi aii tne aiuerenc ktuds of trees. You may leave the birds uutilyou get older but the Insects. Iniurious or otherwlan. found upon the farm will make a most interesting wiireiiuu. ouppose you, li liring upon a wheat farm, could see at ouce samples of .11 iu. . t-i .. . . . .. . . u buta uiuereui ainos oi wheat mat had boen grown ou It for the past twenty years, with the yield per acre giren for eacb, would that not be more interesting than all the birds in all Africa? Begiu now and make a museum of all wild aud cultlrated products of the farm, and you wlll be eur prlsed tosee how lt wlll grow, both lu slze ana in interest. Amertean AgrtcMumt. The SUlcr's Inlluence. There is a halloned charm In the relatlon- sbip ot a sister, when lts duties are tenderly felt and faithfully fulfilled. It has often been remarked that the manners of young uiuu, wuu uave gruwn up surrouudea uy a group of amlable slsters, or even ln corn panionship with only one wbo possessed a lorlug heart and gentle mind, were easily knowu by thelr superior reflnement and their deference to and respect for women. " 1 knew he must hare had nlce slsters," is a f requent comment, when tlie speech and dejiortment of a young man haa led to an Inquiry as to bls family connections. I do not say that many a youug mau has not at talned mlld, cousiderate, klndly manners who has neyer had a tliter; but I hold that one of the most refiulug educatlonal Inllu ence, is iioisessed In famllies wbere the alieo tlou aud lunoccnt galety of tho girls tein pera tbe bardihood and roughueris of the boys. Thotwoseiea growlng up together VOL. 77.-3936. MO. 24. ln the household do each other good. The ltr galn in frankness. courage, actirity, and It may be. ln solid Inlelligenoe, while the brothers become more conslderato In act and speech, purer and gentlcr ln thought, word and action. The sweet, strong bond naturo knlts at blrth between the children cf the same parents, nursed at the same bosom, fondled on tbe same lap, kneel Ing at the same household altar, ought to be able to defy the changea and vlciasitudos of life, although these alfect this relatlonship tnore than any other. Sons go forth to battle with the world, daughters marry and entor upon other and nearer tlea and respon a blhties; still the heart cannot be quite right which does not always retain, and re spond to the first early claims the assocla tlong Identlfied with childhood. Sad ls it when the cares of the world obllterate the tender memorios of youth, or the pride of life dries up the fountainsof affectlpn whlch WPllp.1 fnrlh tn Iha V,.. nt .1.11.11 1 rri. .. .v.... ... VMO uumo ul uillluilUUU. IU some true hearls this klndred tie, when it u" oirebcnea across wiae. oceans to far ritatanf l.nrl. h.a l....t 1.. II straln, and grown the lighter by the firm clasn with which at each end it bas been uia. juumtuaes mtght and do echo the klndly words of Goldamlth i ' Where'er I roam, whate'er new rMlme I aee, My hart, nntrareled, fondly turn. to theei SUU tp my brtAher turne, with ceaanle.. paln, And drags at each remove a lengthenniK cbaln. In literarv hlorrrarihv fhnrn am manv mam. orablo slsters of distlngulshed men. The nnpf. VAwlBWn.lt. l.l!A..l i. ii r. f uvnuiui woimcu na vu m eutben ngInlluenco his sister, Mlss Dsborah f w.uowuriii, exerLea on nis mind and man ners, and the benefit he derlred from her wian rriti.ama Vmn. t.t. . 1 .. . V.UUM. 'wu i.ia unu ca.H3iiei.t;o pl a relatlonship that nerer was interrupted bv aUV nnwnr itpa nn Mloa part for she llved with him untll ber deatb. and aa lnntr aa haaWh turmltta1 A voted herself to bls family from tender iBipmiiwi mia me-ioog oonu oi lore, so preclous In his own case, the poet could ueepiy appreciaie 11s raiue : and he said of the quaiut essayiat and hla sister, Charles uu .'laijr UIIUI.. " Tlms 'inld a .hlftlng world, Illil they toeeth.r twufy of time Amt aeaaon'e dlHjrence a double tree, With two oollateral eteint eyruog from one root," Excelsior. Bettconfleld's Soclal ((iialltics. Of loraltV tO bls nolltlcal f rinnila hn u a raodel, and nothlne did more to seoiirn hla command of the party thau lts sense that bls professional honor, so to spaak, could be im- imciuy renea upon. roward his wile, a warm-hearted woman older than himself, and inferior to him bothin birth and edacv tlon, he was unlformly kind and indeed de voted. The first use he made of his power as prime minister was to prooure for ber the title of viscountess. A story used to be told how, long ago, when his politlcal posi tlon was still far from assured, he and his wife happened to be with the chief of the party, and that chief so far forgot good manners as to quiz Mrs. Disraeli at the din-uer-table not malignantly, but with a spice of satire. Next morning Mr. Diaraeli, whose visit was to have lasted for some days longer, announced that he must leave immediately. The host basought him to stay, and made all possible apologies. But iisrAcu was mexorauie, and earned hij wife oil forthwlth. To literarr men. what. erer their opinions, he was always reaiy to Kiyo a neiping uanu, represonting blmsell as one of their profession. Success did not turn his head, nor make him ai9ume the airs of a grand ieigneur. In paylng compli ments he was singularly expert, and made grod use of his skill to wln Iriends and dls arm euemies. He knew lnw to nlnaan Rnrr. lisbmen, and especially the yjung, by en- i-jriug inro meir tastes ana pieasures, and, without being what would be called geulal, was never wantintr in banhnmmie. In so. ciety he was a perfect man of the world told his anecdote apropos, wound up a dls cussion by some happy epigram, talked to the guest next him as he would to an old friend. In short, he was excellent corn- Eany. But he had few intimates ; nor did is apparent frankness unveil anvthintr more than be chose to reveal The Cen'nry far March. The Illack Uear's Cunnlng. I really think that Bruin possesses the sense of humor; at all eventa his actions point that way, and there is no doubt that he is extremely cunning and otuerring. I once had an E lglish friend ri9iting me, who played the flute. He was ln the habit of marching up and down, while playiug, near a tame bear I had at the time. The bear had a piece of stick about two feet long, which he tosaed about for amusement. Aftsr a time he came to handle the stlck rery much as my friend did his flute. This annoyed my sensitire friend, and in revenge he teased the bear with uncouth noises. Bruin sniffed and whined, and waited his opportunity for delirering a tre mendous blow with his paw at his enemy, whose tall hat was knocked completely orer his eyes. He escaped being scalped by dropping flat and rolting out of the reach of the bear. This bear apent much of his time in the tree to which be was chained, and wheu climbing usually got his chaln twisted oyer and uuder the branches iu a most intricate manner, but never failed to take ont every turn as he descended. A friend who owned a tame bear told me that, for a long time, he could not account for the mysterious way in whlch the poultry disappeared. Observing, at different times, a good many feathers around Brnin'a pole, he began to suspect that the bear was the culprit. Close watchlng confirmed his 8U9 picions. When Bruin thought he was un observed, he would seizj any unfortunate hen or chicken within his reach aud derour it; but if any one approached before he could complete the meal, he would sit upon hla prey until the danger of discorery was passed. He was betrayed, at last, by the cackling of an old hen he had falled to si lence. The Centvry for March. I'crsoiialltlosand IU.Reports. Keep clear of personalities in general con veraation. Talk of things, objeets, thoughts. The smallest mlnds occupy themselres with persons. Personalities must sometimes be talked, because we hare to learn and fiud out men'a characteristics for legitimate ob jscts ; but it is to be with contidentlal per sons. I'oor Iiurns wrote and did many fool ish things, but he was wise when he wrote to a young friend : " Aye, tU your itory free, on-hand, . hen wt' a boaom cronyi Itut atlll kwp louiauilng to youraal1 You'U scarcely tell to ony." Do not needlessly report ill of others. There are times when we are compelled to say: "Idonot think lluncer a true and honest man." llut when there is no need to express an oplnion let poor Bouncer swagger away. Others will take his measure, no doubt, and sare you the troub!e of analyz ing him aud instructing them. And as lar as possible dwell ou the good slde of human beings. Thero are family boards where a conslant proceas of depreciaUng, asslgnlng motlves, and cutting up character goes for ward. They are not pleasant plaoes. One who is healthy does not wiih to dlne at a dissecting table. There is evll enough in men, God kuows. But it is not the mUsion of every young man and woman to detall aud report it all. Keep the atmosphere as pure a? possible, and fragrant with gentle neas aud charlty. Dr. John llalt. Tiikrk is tnestlmable blessing ln a cheer ful splrit. When the soul throws its win dows wide open, letting in the sunsbine aud presenting to all who seo lt the evidence of lts gladness, lt ls not only happy, but lt has at unspeakable power ol doing good. To all the other beatitudes may be added, " Blessed are the joy-makers." Uniled Prei Igterian. l'oit the best results there needs be the lougest waiting. The true harrest is the longest ln being reached. The fallures come first, Uie successes last. The unsatls factory is generally aoonest seen. llenry Catderwoodt HisMAncK, at a dlnner-table wbero beer was discussed, said ; " The wldeapread use of boer ls much to be deplored. Beer-driuk-ing makes men stupid, lazy, lndoleut It is the cause of all the democratio pot politica whlch people talk over lt." IlitEWEus, when seen together at the fes tlve board, avoid beer of their own browing much as thev would coutairion. Thev wlll tnrariably be seeu to order elUier cham pairne, Hhlue wine or beer of foroiirn man ulacture.