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BY W. W. PRESCOTT.
MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2, 1882. VOL. 77.3055. NO. 43. August 2d. 1882 Slill tliey Oome! Boxes, Bales and Bimdles! Kilfs Dlf M Estlint! AVu aro opcning !New Goods in all tlio dcpnrtmcnls ncnt'ly cvcry day. Ilnvc just rcceivcd n new linc of Jinc Spanish Laces in Black, Cream & White, rangiug in priccs from 20 Cents to $1.00 l,cl" 3'ni'd clcgant goods and vnlucs. 2fow Saslics, new Kibbons, new Ties, aiul a new lino of Lace Collars. NEW LOT OF THE "QUEEN HOOP SKIRTS, with tho AD.TTJSTABLE ilUSTLE, tho only stylo tlmt will niake a lady " hnppy.'' Call and seo tlicin. Also anothcr lot or those PATENT BUSTLES J tlioy bcat anything I lmve cvcr sold. I havc jnst bought anothci' lot of those CACHIMEEE BLACK SILES, and can now show a fnll line, and will giiarantce the prices as low as they can be bongbt in Xew York or lioston. They aro clegant goods, and will xkvek OiiAfic. Satins, Rhodames, Watered & Surah Silks, in lsiaek and Coiois. Special Bargains in Dress Goods during this monlh. Nuns' Veilings in Hlack, (Jreani, Liglit Mliie, etc, ctc. I liave also jnst oiiened a New Line of Black Cashmeres! which I nm ouering at GRKAT BATIGAINS. New Cam brics, new Prints, and a fnll stock of COTTON GOODS. We Shall Be It Lively Thraugh Wliat is Galtad tlie Dull Season if an attractivc Htoclc nntl low prices will do it, mo COME AND SEE. M. M. KKTIGrHT, Stowe Street, Waterbury, Yt. DURING AUGUST wltli thoi hnratter of ONLY! Blanchard Brothers OARRY A COMPLETB STOCK OP CARRIAGrE jVTSD wood work. Full Bolstcr Sido-bar Gcars, barvcn Wlieols, bhafts, IOWA STBBIi BARU 0. D. SCHIBNEIl, DKAI.KK IX PR0VISI0NS I make a Spectalty of Sugar Cured DrieflBeefaiHams! I liave a largo stock of thcse goods, cured just right and warranted to suit tlio con sumor. I intcnd to kcop my stock so full that all ordcrs will bo filled -with the iiest, the last as well as the first ; and all goods not satisfactory inay be returned at my ex pense. Also Sall Porfc, l,ard in lubs and pails, Sausage, etc. Call at my store, or forward your orders to O. D. SCRIBNER, 61 State Strcet, Montpelier, Vt. rJTale Notice! I am now offerlaR SPEOIAL BARGAINS Summer Goods! AT THK 1JTA7J3 STOTU3, -AVD ALIO AT TIIR Boston Clothing Storo I EV My utock inunt be tedureil, to niHke rooin for FaU Gooda. CftU early. before the uuwrtment U brokeu. J. i. AIUHIII.SUN, Ilnrro, VI. Purinc thc tnouth of Aumi-t MiUeriptloni will La ncchcd fir the CIIU A; i:r.i;iV M;UN.cxtcnflltcfromtIiodatoof rocclpt toJanuary l&t ntxt forTU KNTV-I I VII CKNTS IhoCIIirACSO WlXKItV ,Ni;S haJjirgo 32-column inper, cdltert with icctal rerurtncu to tlio iil-cU of tho family clrelo. It is csiivciftllycompUto a neu'j i.acr. evtry issiio rrecntlng coinpleto teleurnphlc rcports of all Imu-jrtint bapiienlng Iho wuild oct. Ita Chlrano 3Iorket juiiftiioiisftroiuuanciiruiiMOrUi. It Js ItnU-pciKicnt In INili ticfl.ifivlntrnU nolltical intUIsrcnco freo from nnrtifijnicnlfiHrnrnti.i diicusslng politlcnl question w ithout fcar or fiivor as to pnrtlcs. Con denscl notcs on ArtlI.llprittiir,S(-ifiicc(Iiiriiitrlil rukhloux, etc.nnd Sl.v COMl'Lirri: SlOHIUS IneveryKue, Itistho chcnpct mf trripolitfin wfpltlv Tnh1i1ip1 tn tlio Unltcd tatc8.coit lliffonU EVINTV-riVJiC'KNTSA YKAIt. ' To fiilord flll dchlrlntr It nn onnnrlunttv rr lmnltin- firntinlntn.l tlioClllCACO AVi:i:KIA' ni:u.s trn mi.. wriWnc rornrnrwnroIi.o tbl- Fjn-dal oilor for tlio .MOMII or AL'iilST oSLY of nendlnjr tliln pfirxr frr.m ilnto Jnnuary Ut next fnrtho nomlnnli.riroof TWj:Stv.1'IVj:oi;m'h. a M.ir.roin muy uohuu ly fQHi HiHfctrnnironxoifirK'. A rluli ortlvo Fiilif-crh.tlnni Tor fi tno Itf.Uar I'.ill AddroM VJClOlt 1, IVW feOV, l'abllslior, 1M3 rifth Ariiue, Chicuto, 111, HARDWARE Corning and Piano Bodies, Dasliors, &c. Also AVIIiE FENCING. O () K H AND S T A T I N E IM T. C. JPhinncy, would rapwtfaUj caU the attentlon of book-tiurera to the ffcct tht be ti ooniUnUr dlng to hla Urge and woll-Mlected itock ot DooU, all the NEW AND DESIRABLE B00KS ot theMaion,tberetr koeplng bla itock alwayi froaband attracttve. LarE Itnrere, HanIr-chooll nl l'Dbllo Llurarie! f arnlihed at eicml rts School Books ot all klutU f uralebed to tbe trada at tbe loweat wboleaale lrloM. WHITINd l'AI'KUH, KNVKLOPIfS, and HCHOOL aud UOUNTINU 1IOUSK HTATION KHY of everr deKcrlptlon, telling at lower prtcoi tbaa ever before offered tn Ihu markbt Piotui'es, Engravings, UIIKUMOH, FIIOTOOHAI'IIH, andfto endlwi Ta- nety o KANOV CKIUUH, UAMKS, Urmmet nt Jlaee IIhII (lotxle.allor whleh will U wld at aiitonUb- Ingly ow prloee. W Any Book you tec advcrtktd will le tent, T. O. PHINNEY. Mlulo Hlrcct, . ...... Hontpcltcr, VU HARDWAEE! CORDAGB 1 DOOES, SASH AND BLINDS At w1ioleale prlcen at D. L. EULLER & SON'S MotUpolier, rt. Huiii Jewelry ItraMrvlauiltnoiinMioordttrlwlUiBolli! Kold) bj Mm. V. M. I'ttAj.at u. It. JIuDtlngtouyHcliool btnwt.ilguiitUler $72 A WEKK. 113 a da at luim. mu.ii. oat<ree. Addrwe TVUK A CO Anguita, MaJoa, W fiROYALHSWt 2 POWDER Absolutely Pure. Ttil nnwitar nmr virtoi. A tnarv! nf mirltv.litrtMi.rtli and w tiolrMmenefti. More economlra. than the orillnarr klnilo. and RAnnot be nlil In PninrIltlon wHri Ih mnltltiidfl of low iMt, ftltort wHirht, alnm tor ,tirpliat po ilrn, eSoM otiv fn rnnt. KOY.U, IIAK1NU 1'OWDKlt COMl'A.NV, FOR THE PERMANENT CURE OF CONSTIPATION. No other diaeue U bo tnvvalent ln this ooun ,trr aa ConaUpaUon, and tio remedy hu ever equalled the oelebratca Kldncy-Wort a a 'eure. Whatorcrthenatuo.howeverobatlnato the eaae, thts rcmody wiu overoome It, w uiaint 1j verr att to be oompUoatcdwithoonatlpaUon. Kidnoy.Wortl itranffUtena the weakeoed parta and Qnlokl; ouroa all klnd of rilci cvenwhen phTElolana ana meuicinco navo ooiora iiuiea. IPRICEtl.l Uofc DrugKlete 8eiT USE roit TErtf TIMI3N ITS COST The Lrreat beneflt t have rwetred froin the UPeofVF.OE- TINKlnrtiiCMme togiveniy ttlmonjlii Itft favor. I Im ltee It to be not only of great value for rwlorlnuilie tinaUIi, but a vreventlve of dlirefi pecullar to tlie nprlnn and um merneanoni. 1 would not fn withnnt tt for ten Umes lu uomnrner houi nni 1U3 Washington ittwt, lloiton. VEflETINK hii rratorcHl tliouundfl to lie&Uh who had been long and palnful lulTereni. Vegetine is Sold by All Druggists. i A NEWDISCOVERY. ; IFor KPTeral yrara we hare fumlnlied the Dalrymcn cf Amcrlra with an excellont artl nctatcolorforbutteri no morfturlotii tlmtlt nut with gnat nnccetm eerywhero m!('llnir the hlifhpft and onlj prUt buth IntmatIonal , Dairy Falrs. 1 lirlliit by patlrnt and oIontllle chcmlfal r nearthwehaTelmiirorpdln MTeml pulntfl, and1 oowolTertblsnrwrbltraiirhc bent I thevortd. It Will NotColorthe Duttermllk. It Will Not Turn Rancld. It 1 the Strongeat. Brighteat ond Cheopest Color Mnde, 1 tAnd, whll prfircd ln oll, ln wconirmund ed that It 1 Imixmnlble for It to liecomu mncld. i ttTBEWARE d U Imliatlonii, and of att other oil colorn. for ther ar Ilatte to bt-conie Crancldand imiI1 the buttt-r. f ITTlf ytm cannot (p-t the "IrnproT-!!" rltc an IO anow wnereanuuuw iu kpv iiwiihhh JAMKPYLE'S PtuUMC THD GREAT IN VENTION fos WAsniua aud cLSAiisma la Iinrd or tof t water.AVlTIIOUT SOAl' and wittinut ilnneer to the flneit fabrlc. BAVES TIMi: and LAltOH AIMAINOLY, and U rapldly comlug Into geoeral ttie. Sold by all Grocenj but beware of Tlio counterfeltl. Its Brcat sucreia brings out dangeroui Imtta tlotia, but I'KAItLINE U the only eafo irticlc Alwayibean the oamt of Jamei Pyie, New York, NoWhiskey! Brown's Iron Bitters is one of the very few tonic medicines that are not com posed mostly of alcohol or whiskey, thus becoming a fruitful source of intemper ance by promoting a dcsire for rum. " Brown's Iron Bitters is guarantccd to be a non intoxicating stimulant, and it will, in nearly cvcry casc, takc the place of all liquor, and at thc samc time abso lutely kill the desire for whiskey and other intoxi cating beverages. Rev. GAV. Rice, cditor of the Amcrican Christian Re vinv, says of Brown's Iron Uittcrs: Cln.,0.,Nov. 16, iSSi. Cients i The fooliih wast ing of vital force in bmlnesi, l lcasure, anJ lciou inJul gcnce of our pcoplc, makes your preparation a necessityj and it applicJ, will tave hun. dreds who rcsort to laloojis for temporary recuperation. Brown's Iron Bitters has becn tlioroughly tcstcd for dyspcpsia, indigcstion, ovcrwork, rheumatism, neuralgia, consumption, livcr complaints, ktdney troublcs, &c., and it ncver f.tils to rendcr specdy and pcrmancnt rclicf. ENGLAND C0NSERVAT0F1Y 0F MIIPin&SCHOOLOr ENGUSH ITlUulb BRANCHCS.IANGUAGES. ARTSXL0CUT1DN S PHYS1CALCUUURE FSPLENDIDLY FUnNISHED. INTHE HEART0F BOSTON. riARE A0VANTAGES LOW RATES LSENDrORCinCUUR. E.TOURJEE. YIII1NU MAN Olt Ol.lll I NMI.T.tllMllW liwl Uwin Th... FANCY ADVERTISING CARilS all dlllHreiit, v. Ilb or wlthout advettbt munu on II tunereut. I C'AUU tOUI'ANr, Montpelier, Vt., NATURES REMCDY. uriii Ihl 100 lir'mtUtmil gltjwrjiiicnt. T. It. IIOSKINH, Axrlciilturnl lEilltor. tiii: caui'.i.kss cmtw. A rrow ttiit hu blark M erer u bora. Flew out cf hl. fcton. tnantlfnl mom, And, clllnK titA iuIh trom f.r .nit from nm, Spoka wordfl that they all w.ra ftnxlou. to licnr. "Tonalt, foltowprown, knowoM Farmer Oreen, Wlio ralHca ffooil corn Mtreftiuimii Welt, fanny lt uiyonll lnngti, I (Ure (Miy lt'e pnt up a ararccrow to kepp ua away 1" " Caw tcaw f laoKhed th cron-fl, " a aorry oM wtglit, To thlnk an old coat would kIt. n. a rrlgbt I t'aw t caw 1" and " caw I caw l-now let un all ko To wltere fartnet Orwn baa put bla ncartcrow." Tlien qulcktr tb.y n.w, and, ttd by Uia ono WhoM callM Itiem togettier lo tcll ot tb fun, Tlioy noon reacbed tba fleld wbere stood, all forlorn, A borrld old Imaga among tba greon corn. Tba crow In adranco to tliow bo'd no fear, Wrnt noar to tbe ararecrow, alaa I too near 1 For "crack " nent a gnn, and, thot througli ttie bcad, Tlie crow tbat waa carelem tumbled dowo dead. " Cawl caw V Mirlek the crowi, now Ungblng no more, " Caw 1 caw !' lliej all cry ai npward thejr ioar. And DeTer agaln waa one of Ibem aeen To go near the ecarecrow of old Karmer Clrpcn. Our tMUt Onttfor Jnlv A I.08S to Scw Knglniid Agrlcultarc. It ls with dcen regret that wo inform our roaders that J. W. Sanborn, ICsq., farm man ager of the New llampshlre Agrlcnltural college, has accepted the position of pro fessor of agriculture in the Mlseourl State Unlversity. We regret lt, in sptte of the pleasnre we ilnd in knowing Mr. Sanborn's talenta, energy and good servlce to the cause of agricultural science thus, and eo early, meets with acznowledgement from a lead ing institution of one of thegreat Statea of the Union. The west has a right to plck up our best men in New Kngland as they are dereloped. Its penetratton and liberality in doing so is wbat makes the west great. But in this caso it has coreted and talten one of the few men amongst us who has proved his fltness for a work the need of which is very great. Our agrlcnltural col Ieges languish for want of capable teachers, far more than for lack of scholars. Most of the " professors "of our agricultural col- leges, are collegians of the old school, whose only posslble model is the literary college, and whose sole ambition it seeins to be to wrest the institutions from whose funds they are paid as much as posslble away from the design of their establishment as col leges of the indnstrial arts, and to make of them pale shadows, baving no use or place in any true educatlonal system. This is the reason why so many of tliem are " f ailures." Erery New Eiigland state has educated and ablo farmers, who, if called to tbe work, would, like Mr. Sanborn, make the Indus- trlal colleges beacon lights of progress. There are in Vermont to-day a dozen men whom we personally know who might,if they had the opportunity, do as much to promoto the fame of our agricultural college as Mr. Sanborn has done in our sister state. l!ut if one of them, or any one like them, is cbosen for the uork (or if heshouldchance to be, is allowed to do it ), it will be a thun dering surprise. IIow not to do it, so far, has been the problem. Mr. Sanborn has filled only tbe post of farm manager, but he is the single man connected with tlie New llampshlre Agricultural college whose natne is known to the farmers, or through whom the college has any repulation at home or abroad. We trust some one may be found to replaco him, not only in the interest of the college ilself, butof New England agrl culture, and as an ezample to the other in- duBtrial colleges. Iiut if such anotheris found, lt will be on a farm, and not ln a class rooni. Under the Sauborn manage- ment the New llampshlre college farm has civen tho past year a clear net income of 31,002, besides giving to the publlc between four and five hundred dollars ln the cost of experimental woik of tbe hlghest value, made public through the press. Mr. San born has demonstrated that farming can be made to pay , and in the last place, too, where anybody has ezpected it, a college farm. In some points, by bis experiments, he has npset popular ideas, but he has done it practically, by measure and weight. Ile has proved that we may cut our hay too early, as well as too late. Ile has shown that the German feeding tables are not a re- liable guide for American farmers; and, ( perhaps the greatest miracle of all ), he has shown that beef can be grown at a profit ln New llampshlre. Ile has done much to popularize the growth of graln in New llampshlre in showing how, by largo fields and macblne culture, it can be done at as good a profit as in tbe west. These are some of the tbings Mr. Sanborn has done ln the few years of bls work at the New llampshlre college, and much more he had ln hand which must, we fear, be dropped and come to nothing, ln consequecce of his removal to the west. I'erbaps he may have a successor who will contlnue the work, but llghtning rarely strlkes twice in a place. In the departure of Mr. Sanborn from New llampshlre, that state suffera a deprivation akln to that which Vermont endured in the removal of Professor Collier. The latter. on a wider field, has shown bow great was our loss ; aud we are quite aure that the tlme Is not long ere New llampshlre will be regrettlng in vain, but deeply, that a matter of dollars and cents should have permitted such a sacrlQce of strength where strength is so greatly needed in the Granite etate, I'Ajier Farming. Mr. Editor i There are some farmers in Vermont and elsewhere who seem to enter taln the bellef tbat lt ls easier to follow the methods practlced by their forefathers in farming, than the newer and more lightened methods whtch are to be found in the suggestions of our best agricultural journals. They liave a decided averslon to what they are pleased to call " paper farm ing" which, according to their narrow- mlndedness, amounts to little. Many of them appear to forget that, whlle they have In reality been etaniling stlll, the agricul tural world has been steadlly advanclng to a bigher degreo of perfectlon, and that, notwithstandlng their old-fasbloned ideas on the subject, new Inventlons have been perfected and many thlngs looking to the improvement o( farms bave been adopled by certaln of their enterprising nelghbors, who are constantly on tlie lookout for some sitnple and econoralcul way in which to carry on their work. Ilut the farmer of old-fashloned methods and ideas, looks with dlsfavor upon any new inventlon appealiug directly to his work, and generally char acterisea ltaa"mere paper farming," when lu roallty and this ls often the caso lt ls sltnply perfect of its klnd, and will do everything stated. It is pleaded by these opponents to new Ideas ln farming that they haven't the money with wliich to pur chaso these " new-fangled notlons," and thus are compelled to go wlthout them and sllck to primitlve customs. This is, according to my observatlon, a very lame eicuse. (iranted, that they haven't the money i have they, if they had tho tiiouey, any dlsposition to go out of their beaten tr&cks ? I thlnk not. They take agricultural papers regu latly, read them regularly, aud generally speaklng, like them ; but their bellef In cer- taln thlngs contalned In them articles which aro wrltten to them and for their par tlcular benefit amounta to little, and, what seema worse, they have little compuncllon In speaklng their mlnds. A practlcal farmer who may liave a slloon his farm and glres his reasons for llklng it, and explains it in an intclligent way to tho readers of his paper, should not, it seeins to me, be de nounced as " a mere theorlst, a mere paper farmer." (Jenerally speaklng, an agrlcnl tural paper of the better class Is constantly open to new Idoas ln its special and general departments, and articles descriptive of the nieans of llghtenlng the labor of farming are, in nlne cases out ot ten, to be relled npon, and, if strictly followed, will bring favorable results. The fallure of one farmer ln some branch of farming, if duly chron Icled, will, to another farmer open to con vlctlon, bo the moans of suggesllng some newer and more Improved method of doing tlie same work, with happier results. This wholesale denunciatlon of certaln agricul tural articles by certaln farmers who do not seem to have Bufllclent comraon-sense to soe their own folly, ls certalnly wrong, and can never be right until they themselves try, by actnal experiment, the very thlngs they de nounce, and see for themselves. There ls, no doubt, much farming done on paper and theorists abound in every calling ; but for one, I should prefer under allcircumstances, to adhero to the often wlse suggestions of my agrjcultnral paper, than to the antlque cuatoms of my grandfather. Heniiv W. Mobay. Tunbridge, Vt., .Tuly 10, 1882. Cliccver on Forage Crops. We have have before us a pamphlet copy of the very practlcal and Interesttng paper of A. W. Cheever, Esq., read at a recent meeting of the Massachusetts Agricultural Bcard, upon growlng and feeding forage crops in New England. Mr. Cheever, who is the editor of the Aio England Farmer, is wldely known and as widely loved ln Ver-1 mont, and his tlioroughly practlcal character and long experience in this direction makes all he writes upon forage crops and solling of mucb Importance, especially to dalry farmers with deficlent pasturage. His pa per is one that hardly permits of abridg ment, though full of meaty matter well worth extractiug; but we hope all our dalry read ers will send to Mr. Cheever for a copy. There is no price afliicd to it, but probably it can be had for a quarter, and no farmer can invest the money better. Mr. Cheever'a ad dress is Sheldonville, Norfolk county, Mas sachusetts. What a man, by the way, Cheever would be for that new professorship of agriculture 1 Ilutho can't be had for $100 a year. Woodcn Ilnttcr lloivls. II. Stewart says, in the Country Gentlc man : " M any persons hnu great uiluculty ln keeping the wooden butter bowls from split tlng. As I was carrying home a largo one, blg enougb for twenty pounds of butter, a man remarked as he passed me, 'I hope you will keep that from splitting ; it ls wbat I could never do.' Now this is easy enough. Never let the bowl dry in the open air. If lt is put out of doors to dry after being washed, and especially if it is exposed to the sun, it will snrely split. When it bas been used, pour a little cold water in it and wash out all the buttermilk, then pour a little hot water from the tea kettle into it and rinse around ; then rinse lt out with cold water insile and out, and wipe it and put it away in the shade to dry slowly. A clean airy cellar is a good place for it So treated, a wooden bowl will last a life tlme wlthout splitting." I'lnk Eyc In llorscs. )r. C. E. Page writes to tbe editor of the Iloston Medical and Surgical Journal as fol- lows: "Thecustomof worklng or exercis- ing horses directly after eating; of feeding after hard work and before they are tlior oughly rested ; balting at noon, when both these vlolatlons of a natural law commit- ted; these are the predisposlng causes of pink eye, and of most diseases that affect our horse. Keep the horse quiet, dry, warm and in a pure atmosphere. The nearer olit door air the better, and ilop his feed entirely at the first symptom of dlsease, and he will speedily recover. As prevention is better than cure, horsemen will do well to heed the hint here given and keep their creatares from contracting this or any other ailment." A coititESi'ONDENT of the Maine Farmer says : " I stopped to look at the coarse bur- dock that grew by my step and thought : ' Well, who cares for this pest ? a perfect nulsance I I looked at it till a little inci dent of my chlldhood came danclng into my mlnd, when little friends and I made fan- tastic cups, vases and plates of the burrs. It was such a pleasant reminiscence that I really loved the homely pest, and it seemed like a living link, binding the past and to' day. So I rejolced in that, Jnst as somebody rejolces in everything else. Nothing is made ln vain. If lt meant nothing, God certalnly would not have made lt." Farmkks have sulfered great losses by shifting from one branch of production to another, just because present prices seemed to favor sucb changes. It is sometlmes wlse to make radical changes in one's business, but not wlthout due thought and care. If dairying bappens to be very profitable one year, sheep men are too apt to be entlced by the Iarge profits ; and if wool and mutton are hlgh, dalrymen too frequeutly change their cows for sheep, only to be dlsappolnted after tbe market eettles down agaln to its natural level. "Make baste slowly" is a good rule ln such cases. CiiKitur 1'ik. I.lue a pie-tin witb rich crust ; nearly (111 with tbe carefully-seeded frult, sweeten to taste, and sprlnkle evenly with a teaspoonful of corn starch, or table Bpoonful of lloor; add a tablespoonful of butter cut into small bltaand scattered over the top ; wet tho edge of the crust, put on the upper crust, and press the edges closely together, taking caro to provide holes ln the center for the escape of the air. l'ies from blackberriea, raspberries, etc., are all made to tbe same way regulatlng tho quantity of sugar by the tartness of the fruit. Tiif. MkanMan. When any of the evils that alllict the body politlc are discussed by a citlzen before the people, elther by seech or in the journals, tho meau man crles " Olt yes I be ls after olnce." If he ls cor nered ln a dlscusslon, aud obliged to admit that wrongs are done, the tnean inan's ever ready retorl is " Well, you would do just the same thlng if you were in the same place." And, every time, the tnean man judges righteous juilgment, for be judges everybody by hlmsvlf, and coudemus nobody but himself. Tiik Connecticut leglslature voted to ap- firoprlate the sum o( $Ju,uut) for new bulld ngs for the agricultural experlment statlou. lt alMO apjiropriated $.r,00U for the uses of the fish comiulssion. The tax on dogs, much to tbe disgust of sheep owners, was reduced from $2,115 to $1,16, Tho aunual approprlatlous for agricultural societles are contiuued. FOLDKII 1CVI:.S. I have eoinewhere aeen It wrltten, And have wondered U 'twem true, " FoMihI eyee aee brlghter colori Tlian tke open eTer do." Can tt be, th. little nlerper Dreamlng oa the mother'a knee, Really neee what, from He einillng, We can fancy It can see T Little llpe, 0, open for me, Tell me If tndeed 'lla, true, " Folded eyen ace brlghter colon Than the open erer do T Happr malden, Idly drfkmtng, Wbere tbe Rliadowe Ftrine and go tn among the apple btflMoma, Tell me trulr tf 'tla.1, la Uie plcture fancy ikevbea llrlgbter than tbe re.t iofron T " Fobletl ejea eee brlghter bblora Than the open eTer do, " Folded eyee, from which Ibe ennllght " Failed. learlng ne tn ehade tn the llgbt which faded nvrer, la lt true, ae poet eald, r Mlllboholdlngln nnfobllug, tllorlee that aro ever new; " Folded erea aee brlghleveolor Than the open erer (MTl' tt.l d lt. Tho Slory or tho 'LYghthousc. -5) Sometimea ln the Iong,winter evenings ilenry llruce amused hfirnelf maklng out lists of lonely people, aniThla own name al ways stood at tho liead. He agreed that Itobinson Crusoe had a hard time, but Hob lnson Crusoe could retnember when he had as much company as he wanted, and Ilenry could not. Tho "Man ln the Iron Mask" was solitary enough, but bow abont the tlme before he wore lt ? As for St. Slmeon Sty lites, Ilenry would not put him on the llst at all, because, even if he dld choose to llve on the top of a hlgh pillar, he always had a crowd gaplng up at him. Ilenry's griev ance was ono he sbared with Auam ; he had never had a boy to play with him. 1 1 is father was the keeperof a lighthouse on the northern coast of England. The lighthouse stood on a rock two miles out at sea, but Ilenry lived with his mother and little sister in a cottage on the mainland. There was not another house within sight. and not a boy within a day's travel. Men used to come up the coast shootlng and fish ing, but curiously enough no boys ever came along, and although Ilenry had seen them on vessels, he had never had a good, bonest hour's play or talk with a boy in all bis life. There was another odd thlng abont the life here. At all lighthouses in these tlmes there are two or three men, so if one gets sick there will be some one to take his place. Ilut Mr. ISruce bad never had an assistant. Averything had always goue on right, and so tlie government had never realized that he was alone, and he never spoke of lt because he was afrald that he would be paid less If he had a man to help him. Ile expected Ilenry to take the place of assistant as soon as he was old enongb. In the meantime, to educate the boy for possible contact with tbe world, bo used to put him through what be called "The Emereencv Drill." This related to dlffer- ent matters, but lt always began ln the same way. Tbe first question was : " What is the matter 1" Tbe second : " What first 7" Then, " I)o I need help ?" and if the an swer to this was " Yes," then : " Where shall Igetit?" I Ienry became so used to these questions that be put them to Mtnsell on many occa- sions, and he often amnsed himself playing he was a general on the uattle-neiu, or king out hunting, and he imagined all sorts of troubles when the " drill " was of use. One mornlng a fishing boat came ln, bound to the nearest town, and Mrs. Ilruce assed the men to take her along to buy yarn but told her she would have to walk back ; but sbe was willlng to do this, although the distance was twelve miles, because, as she said, if they did not take her ehe would uare to wals both ways. Everything went on very well untll near sunset, when tbe sky began to cloud, and little I.ucy became crosa and sleepy and cried for her mother. Ilenry gave her bread and milk, but ehe f retted. She dld not want to play and she wouldn't go to sleep. " My goodness I" he cried, " I wlsh all babies were grown up I I would rather hunt lions than take care of you I" be then plcked her up and carrled her to the door. "Now,1 he said, " we will watch for mamma." The rocks stood up agalnst a gray and beavy sky. Tbe wina bad begun to moan, and birds flew Ecreaming over the water. 1 here was not a slen ot their motnercom ing on the beach, and Ilenry felt more lonely than ever. He looked over to tbe lighthouse and wishod his father wonld light lt up, and it seemed to him tbat sunset, tbe time for lignting, must Burely have come. Huddenly a little llag appeared in the lantern. Ilenry sprang to his leet. "What is the matter V" he exclaimed in real earnest. " I don't know," was the reply. " What first V" " To go to the lighthouse." But he was mistakeu. The first thlng he hau to uo was todlspose ol l.ucy. iiecouiu not take her ; be could not leave her. " If you were onlv a horse." he hurriedlv cried, " I could put you ln thestable. If you were a cow, I'd tle you to the stake ; but what can 1 do with a baby I " Luoy can co," said the chlld. " No. ehe can't I" he answered : and then be looked out agaln, but his mother was not yet in sight, and the red llag, which meant " Come at once I" stlll shook and beckoned to him. He tled I.ucy into her little chair with an apron, ana wrote a note 10 tiis moiner, "Dear Mother .-Father wanted me rlRht away and the lamp ls not lit, aed lt la after sunset, and 1 hope Lucy won't get into any trouble. Yourson, Uimav BnucK." Ile put this note ln front of tbe lamp and bnrried off. A boat was always kept ready, and Ilenry sprang into lt, and rowed oll with euergy. It was dark, however, when he reached the lighthouse, and the rain had begun to (all. Ile tled his boat to tbe little pler, and ran to the tower. He opened a small, heavy brouze door, and entered a large, always dimly-llghted room, ln which was storea coai and wooa, on lor tne lamp. and fresh water from the mainland. The stairs were in this room, and Ilenry ran up. i ne room auove was ine aucnen. uver inai was the bedrooin, and from this a iadder led to the lantern ; Ilenry called, but there was no answer. tio went up into the lantern. All was dark and silent. He spoke agaln and agaln, but stlll all was silent; then be heard agroan, and be rushed down tbe lad der. got the keeper's hand-lamp, and ran back. llls father lay on tbe lloor; bls eyes were closed aud blooil ran from his temple. It was plalu that he bad fallen and burt himself. Ilenry began to cry. He dld not know what to do, and the " kmercencv Drill ' didn't occur to him ; then be remembered tbat be oueht to etop the tlow of blood, and, taking his father's bandkerchtef from bis pocket, tled up the wound. Stlll his father neltber spoke nor luoved; then he cried agaln ; and tuen ne tnougnt ol his mother, She must bv this time ba at bome. and. wlthout hesitation, he rushed off again, but this time to bls boat Jt took but a ino- ment to untie it and Bnrinir ln and be off. Tbe raln fell beavlfy ; the waves dashed on the rocks ; and Ilenry, looking up, saw the dlin outline of the lighthouse. He stopped rowing. His heatt gave a great jump, aud before bls eyes seem to flasn the "chargeto keepers " bung up in the light house : " You are to light the lamps every evenlug at sun-seuicg, aud xeep them burn ing brleht and clear until Buurisiug." 111- father's falthfulness, the great imiwrtance of lighting up, rushed into Ilenry s mlnd, and agaln be involuntarlly repeated his " Emergeuoy Drill." ' What ls the matter V" " The lamps are not lightod." "What first V" "To light them." Ile tiuned his boat, and rowed back few rods but was lt llret 'I It could not be I Uo must take his mother over. llls father would die for want of help. As be paused trembllng, anxlous, irresolute, be remem bered bow often his father had eaid tbat no wreck should erer be Iila fault, and it was terrible night I Ilenry knew what his father would sav, and bo at once rowed directly back. He re turned to the house, stumbled un the dark stairs, got the lamp agaln, and ran up Into tbe lantern. It took him but a moment to light tbe lamps, and the glow epread out on the sea, and, aroused by the glare, his father opened bls eyes. " Tho lamps," he said. " I have liglited them," Ilenry replied i " and now I am golng for mother." "Stay," was tho answer, and lilo fathor olosed his eyes agaln. Ilenry hesltated I but he sat down In the hard chair In whlcli his father spent each night watchlng. He knew wbat bls father meant. The lights would go out, and necded care all night ; and Ilenry sat there. The wlnd howled ; the house shook and swayed ; tho sea-blrds dashed against the glass; the raln beat on the roof and all sorts of wlld sounds seemed to be In the air. Somo times he got up and bathed his father's neaa wnn water. ile Droucbt a piltow. Ile talked to him, but had no answer but a moan ; yet he never cried ; and he never ceased to keep the Hghta burnlng " bright and clear. It seemed to him nearlv mornlnrr when ba heard pounding at the lighthouse door. He knew it was some one seeking eheller ; and he went down and opened it. There stood a man and a boy and his mother I Ilenry cried then ancl he laugbed, and he clung around her neck ; and he pourod out that his father was hurt, and he had kept the lights burnlng, and be had to leave I.ucy and all of lt in one breath. " Ilut." Baid his mother. nnshlnp- back her wet hair, " I do not nnderstand. Where is your father ? Where ls I.ucy 1" " He is up-stalrs. I left a note for you by the lamp." " But I bave not been bome," exclaimed his mo! her. "I bave been all night on the Our friends here told me thev would give me passage back ; so I walted. It be came dark bo early, and we were dashed on tbe rocks and our mast broken I We had no idea where we were, and we could not seo the lighthouse; then all at once lt blazed up, and all night this fearful night I we have struggled toward lt" . And so it was his mother that I Ienry saved when he decided that his father would hold his duty dearer than his life, and, turning back. took his Place. and kent the sirmal lights burnlng. now bappy they all were that night after the keeper was carrled down stairs. and came to his senses, and told how he fell, and oniv nad power to put out the 1 ae The only thlng that troubled Mrs. Ilruce was the thought of Lucy tled in her chair. When she arrlved at the house little Lucy was asleep in the chair, and soon in the arms of her mother, who was overjoyed to find her safe. When Mr. Bruce recovered he asked for an assistant, and when the man came. behold he brought his son a vear vouDger than Ilenry I and Ilenry felt as if he bad got bis ' Man Friday." Our Continent. Slnglc Wonicn. A clever old maid once said lt was far bet ter to be laughed at because you were not marrled than not to be able to Iaugb because ou were. i here ls sound loglc ln that. lt s well for a woman to marry if she meets a good, true man, who loves her and whom she loves ; but If eho be not suited, better tbat Bhe remain single. The majority of old malds are helpfol, lovable, and sweet-tem-pered, and filt their allotted ntche as ac ceptably as do their marrled sisters. Are they not more to be bonored than they wonld have been had they marrled merely for a home or position ? Our young ladies have erroneous Ideas about this subject. They feel almost disgraced if they have ar rlved at a mature age, and are not yet able to write Mrs. before their names. Their whole ambition is to get a husband, by book or crook, but get him somehow they must. Consequently they take the first man who offers himself, whether he really suits them or not Now. elrls. do not marrv ln haate. Get the best education posslble, belp about domestic affairs, and enter upon some trade or profession for wbicb you have a taste, and raaster lt. bkllled labor ls always well paid. lbn't Bpend your time repinlng because you cannot see the coming man. If yon never see him you can llve useful, bappy lives. vou ttuuK lt you naa a nusDana you would have a strong arm on which to lean. a sharer of sorrow and trouble. Alas 1 many a aleti der woman has bad not only to stand alone, but also serve as a prop lor chlldren and hus band, and very few wlves find in their hns bands all the sympathy and companlonship they desire. lt you are good for anything you will not be hurt by remalning single, neltber will you bo elevated by becomlng "John's wife." Do your duty ln life, and you will count for one in tlie world, whether mamed or atngie. ztinctai. Tlie llottom of tlie Atlautlc. The soundinirs that were made between Ireland and Newfoundland before laying the Atlantic cable have made the bottom of the Atlantic almost as well known as the surface of Europe and America. It is cov ered with a fine mud, the remains of mi croscoplc insects, which will one day, doubtless, harden intochalk. Of the ine qualities of the oceau bottom Professor Huxleysays: "It is a prodigious plain one of the widest and most prodigious plalns ln the world. If the sea were drained off, you might drive a wagon all the way from Valentia, on the west coast of Ireland, to Trinity liay In Newfound land ; and, except one sharp incllne, about two hundred miles from Valentia, I am not quite sure that lt would ever be necessary to put the SKld on, so gentle are tbe ascents and descents upon tbat long route. From Valentia the road wonld lie down bill for about two hundred miles, to the polnt at which the bottom is now covered by seven teen hundred fathoms of eea-water. Then would come the central plain, more than one thousand miles wide, the Inequalities oi tne suriace 01 wuicn wouid be hardly perceptible. Beyond this the ascent on the American side commences, and gradually leads for about two hundred miles to the Newfoundland shore. A Word to the Ulrls. What. detest the care to be spotless as a lily, sweet and fresh as lavender, a blesslng to those who see her, a part of all fair and comely scenes, instead of something dis cordant, marring them I I refuse to belleve lt of any girl who reads this. rt'ow let the wise blackbird drop a bit of wisdom Into your ears which will take the dread out ot every disagreeable duty in life. In Dr. John Todd's " Letters to a Dauehter " h wrote : " Whatever one does well, she is sure to do easlly," and words to the effect that what one goes at tlioroughly ceasea to be disagreeable. I know a girl of twenty years ago who took these words into her heart, and they have made work the pleasure of her life. All the careless people who watch her cry out at the trouble Bhe takes with every thing she does; but tbey are very apt to say, after all is through, " You have such an easy way of turning off thlngs, and tbings always stay done for you." Ot course they do. Tborougb is tbe Saxou for through, aud anything that ls thoroughly done ls through with. It is a queer paradox that if you try to do things easlly, to ahirk and slur them over, you will always find it hard to get along ; wbile if you put all sorts of palns Into your work, aud never thlnk how easily lt cau be done, but how well it cau be, you find lt growlng easier day by day. Wule Atcale. Ciirhig a Ilnd Jlcniory. Your memory ls bad, perhaps, but I can tell you two secrets that will cure the worst memory, One to read a subject when strougly luterosted. The other is to not ouly read, but thlnk. When you have read a paragraph or a page, stop, close the book, aud try to remerober tbe ideas on that page, and not only rocall them vaguely lu your mlnd, but put them into words and epeak them out Faltbf ully follow these two rules aud you have tbe golden keys of knowledge. lleslde Inattentive reading, there are other things inlurious to memory, One is the habit of Bklmmlug over newspapers, all in a coufused jumble, never to be thought of agaln, thus diligeutly cultivating a bablt of careless readiug hard to break. Another Is the reading of trasby novels. Nothing ls so fatal to reading with profit as the bablt of runnlug through story after story, and for getting them a9 soon as read. 1 know a gray-balrod woman, a life-long lover of books, who sadly declares that her mlnd has been rulned by such reading. St. Aichotat. TniAi.tt and tufferlugs are ouly to be ro gretted when they have proved too severe to be bome. fioclnl nml I'crsoiinl. MtcItAFi. DAVITTcollectnd about S20n(10 during his vlslt to this country. SF.jATon I-.DMU.Nbs ls said lo do more mlscellaneous reading than all the other scnators together. An Arkansas brldegroomcaughtthebrlde In his arms, at the concluslon of tbe cere mony, and dlslocated two of her rlbs witb a vlolent hug. Gkoroe LEsAitn, a Waterloo veteran of one hundred and four years, walked to the pension olfico in Montreal the other day and drew his money. A Jai'ANfsf. student at Amberst college has stocked a store with Japanese goods, and will sell themduringvacatlon. In that way he expects to malntain himself through his course. PiioiiAiu.Y the oldest hotel reglsler ln the country ls at Columbla liail, Lebanon Sprlngs, N. Y. It contalns the names of Webstor, Clay, Lafayette and many other notables. PitEsitiENT Autiiur has decided to spend his approachlug vacation at Coney Island. He is tohavo a sulleof roomsatthe Oriental Ilotel, and will probably occupy them for several weeks. An Imposlng presentation is to be made abont Novernber 1st, to John Bright, ln commemoratlon of the corapletlon of his twenty-flfth year in parllament as the rcp rosentatlve of Ilirmlngbntu. ItEV. IlKNnr I. MoitoA.v has been rector of St. Jomes' Episcopal church, Pliiladcl phla, for fifty-two years. Uev. Dr. Shelton of St. Paul's church, lluffalo, has been settled an equal length of tlme. I'nrsiDK.NT Aiitiiuii's daughter Nellie has a young school friend and relative now staying with her, Mlss Ncllle Botts of Sa vannali, and the two chlldren have a merry time in the corrldors of the White House. Messhs. Moopy and Sankky will remain ln Great llrltain untll the spriug of 1883, when they will return to the United States for a few months, after which they will go back to London and contlnue their laborsin the great metropolis. IIartiioldi, deslgner of the statue ot " Lllierty Eulightening tho World," to be placed ln New York harbor, is a man of great wealth, and has given 920,000 of his own fortune to defray the expen90 of con structing the buge monument. Mits. Lincoln is said to have left prop- erty to the amount of 871,000, not including apparel and personal effects. Her weddlng nug was found and placed on her finger aa she lay In her colfiu. It was of E'.ruscan gold and inscribed, " A. L. to Mary, Novern ber 1, 1812. Love is eternal." Tiif. ties which supported the rallroad on which Mr. Garfield was conveyed to the cottage at Elberon were bought and have been made into a hut by Mr. O. I). llyron, the actor, on his grouuds at Long Branch, and he ls baving the spikes plated aud stamped as souvenir paper-weignts to give to his friends. Tiif. Hon. J. B. Grinnell of Iowa called the other even ing, wbile in Norwich, Conn., at the house of Mr. John F. Slater, whose name is so well known ln connection with the princely fund given for the education of the southern negroes. Messrs. Jloses Pierce and II. B. Norton happened to call in at the same tlme and they, with their host, made up a purse of 8b, 100 for the benefit of the sufferers from the recent cyclones in Iowa. A lapy who wanted some dress goods, sent to her brother iu Louisville to get her some white mull. Ilut you know in writing ane ls like an 1 ln snape, except tnat it is shorter, and the last 1 looked as much like one letter as the other, and he didn't know anything about dress goods and ransacEed the marts for a week to get a white mule, and when ehe received it she wasn't satlsfied, and he says he never will undertake an er rand for a woman again. Ciikistian GiitAiibiN, a German about forty-five years old, who bas been leading the life of a tramp in tbis couutry for sev eral years, has becoine heir to an estate worth ?SO,000 by the death of his father and mother in Germany. Ile was traced through the efforts of Mayor White of Bal timore, and found a few daya ago on a farm about nine miles from thatcity. Ile says Ile left home on account of family troubles. He had ln his possession pictures of his father and mother, and a letter. Tiie story of Mrs. Lincoln writing, when a young girl, a letter iu which sheexpressed a determination to become the wife of a president, ls confirmed by the production of the document, now in possession of General Preston of Lxington, Kentucky. It was addressed to a daughter of Governor Wick liffe, and contalned a playful description of young Lincoln, to whom she was then be trothed. She said : " But I mean to make him president of the United States all the same. Yon will see that, as I always told you, I will yet be the presldent's wife." Mn. Lincoln left a mysterlous letter with a Cbicago Safe Deposit Company, with instructious that lt should be opened only after her death. A large white envelope contained a smaller yellow one, ln which in turn was a mourning-bordered envelope, on which was wrltten : " To be opened by the county judge of Cook county after the death of Mrs. Lincoln." It was opened the other day by Judge Loomis, who, however, de clines to make its contents pnblic. Mrs. Swisshelm says of Mrs. Lincoln, tbat whlle Mrs. Lincoln had a full sbare of the general love for personal adornment, she yet would bave joined a soclety pledged to use no for elgn dress goods, laces or ornaments during the war, if Mr. Lincoln and his secretary of tbe treasury bad not condemned tho project, declaring that the government needed the revenue coming from the importation of these luxurles. To a speech of Senator Sherman advo. cating, ln a recent debate, the repeal of the tax on playing cards, Mr. Vance replied ln his dry, droll way : " 1 confess, Mr. Prosi dent, I could not hear a word the senator from Ohio said, but 1 am satisiled, from bis gesticulatlons and bis general appearance, that he was saying something in behalt of the oppressed people of tbis country who bave to pay five cents a pack on playing cards. I have no doubt tbat defence of this method of conveyanclng or transferring property from one person to another will be hignly appreciated. And I bave not a doubt there is not a gambling bell in tbe United States but what will be grateful to the sena tor. I bave no doubt that there Is not a man in the United states but who, when he 'standspat' with three jwks, ordraws to two aces, will glorify the name of the sena tor from Ohlo; and, Mr. President, if there ls gratltude ln hunian nature, I expect to Bee the next editlou of playing cards bear ing a full-size tiortrait of the senator from Ohio as tbe distlnguishing mtrk of the "yerker." There was prolonged laughter, and it was evideut that tbe remarks of the senator from North Carollna were well un derstood ou both sides of tbe senate chamber. Thomas Gt'ARUiA, for twelve years pres ident of the republio of Costa llica, died July7, Ile was a remarkable man iu many respects, ana outainea power uy meaiis ot u revolution. He was au Ignorant, ttnlettered man, whose idea, so far as soclety was con cerned, was to present the greatest display and sbow posslble. Hebad the crudest Idea of finance, and plunged his country into a great debt, from which lt will not recover for many years. Ile wished to assoclate his name with some great tiational work, and the idea of au inter-oceanic rallroad captl vated his imaginatiou. Ile began it, but began the woik of grading and track-laying lu the center of the couutry instead of on the shore. As may be suppoaed, every rail cost a Btnall fortune, and two loconiotlves which were imported to inaugurate the work, cost for land transportatiou alone over $30,000 each. Such extraragaut procedure uaturally brought with it a result which everybody expected. Tlie mlllions which tlie bondiiolders furnlshed were dlsslpated, spent wlthout reason or purpose, uutil noth. Ing remalned. But stlll Guardia cluug to the Idea of the rallroad, and for five years spent every cent of revenue he could divert to the purpose to tne proiongauou ol the ...tl.nA.l V.ia Pnuu 1!UU to .,t...i i.. rallroad. credit, and every resource is pledged In one way or another to the ideas of tbe late pres ident. The mlllions which Guardia has spent have Bituply given to tbe country a few miles of rallroad, dlvlded into three seo tions, and which will never be ot posltive beuefit uutil they are connected. . i i. j uuau ta . ,1,1,1.1, , it