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emlttaoeei can b made by f ldcm can t mnda br f " - i ' BY W. W. PRESCOTT. MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1882. VOL. 78.-3976. NO. 12. ew ,dvtrtistnwt$. MAS ANDJEW YEARS! Don't fnil to call nnd cxamino thc New Goods for Presents, Consisting of CHINA CUPS AND SAUCERS! Vnses of nll kiiuls nnd prices, Cologno Scts, Gnmes, Blocks, Puzzlcs, China DollSjVaxDollsjDollllodies, French Kid Dolls, Tin Toys of all Kinds and Prices, Majolica "Warc, Desks, "Work Boxes, Toilet Boxes, Glnss Waro of all kinds, Laiiips, both stand nnd lianging. Prices the lowcst oftholow. Also a full linc of ZDZEIESS GOODS Hosicry, Glovcs, Itibbons, "Wnllcts, Iloods, Nubias, and lots of other goods. Speci.il prices mndc to closc ont somo goods. Coine nnd look them ovcr even. if you don't want to buy. H. O. WBBSTBR, Union Block, Statk Sthekt, Tfl THE TBAflE, WHDLESALE OR BETAIL! ARMS & HAINES, WATERBURY, VT., liavc now in storc and to arrivc soon One Tlionsaiicl !Onsliels Oorn, thirty tons Middlings, forty-five tons Bran, ten tons Cotton Sced Mcal, Corn Menl and Provendcr, in lots to snit, wbicli tbey oH'cr at lowcst possible prices for casli or ready pay. Wc also oflbr 1000 BARRELS CHOICE FLOUR including Minncsola Patcnts, linc St. Lonis Pastrys, Plant's Ex tra and other brands, Union Stcam Calla Lily, St. Julian, etc, also the celebrated lioller Flonrs made by Sidney Brown of Og dcnsbnrg, and tlio best brands of Michigan. Also in stock Oat Meal, Grabam, Bnckwhcat, Itye Meal, by the bari-cl or less quan tit.y. "Wo also carry a large stoek of SALT, NAILS, PLASTER and PHOSPHATE Iverosenc Oil, Molasscs, Pish and other Ilcavy Groccries at city prices with addition of freight. Our stock of Fancy Groccries, Tcas, Tobaccos, Cigars, Canned Goods, Pure Spices, Cofl'ecs of of all kinds, Soaps, Starch and other goods is full and complete, and wo will offer special indncenients to merchants in this vicin ity who buy close and oftcn to buy of us. Wc keep all kinds of Foreign Fruits and Nuts! including Lemons and Oranges, Raisins of all kinds, Figs, Cur rants, Prunes, etc. Fine Flavoring Extracts, and a great variety of Fancy and Staple Groccries at lowcst prices. Agents for Tte Geletrated Diamond Gnnm, Buchiyo and LorH Fine Cut and Lorillard's, Leggett & Myer's Star, McAlpin's, Forces, Wright's, B. & L., and other stylcs of Plug Tobaccos, all of which wc can sell at nianufacturcrs' prices to the tradc. "Wooden Ware, Lamp Chimneys, Baskets Mops, Brooms, Cordagc, Paper Bags, at wholcsale or rctail. Gloves and Mittcns a spccialty. Onehundrcd dozen best make Axes and handles, Shovels, Iloes, etc, etc, comprising a large stock of goods, which we will sell nt prices which oughtto satisfy the closest buyer. Orders by mail will be promptly filled at low cst market rates. Patronage solicitcd. ARMS & HAINES, PAJtK EOW, AVATERBURY, VT. -DEALER nn rnnnnin Hmnre Rnicenes aii Prniiniix! WATERBURY, VERMONT. I invite tho attention of the peoplc of "Waterbury and vicinity to my new and complete stock of goods, which I shall sell at prices that will warrant satisfaction. Shelf Hardware of All Kinds ! One and two-rnan Great American Cross-cut Saws and other Saws of every description, Lightning Ilay Knivcs, Sausage Cutters, Stcel Shovels, Snow Shovels, Stake Chains, Cattle Tics, and all kinds of Tools uscd in this locality. TIN-WARE AND BRITANNIA-WARE! I kocp constantly on hand Tin-ware and Britannia-wnro of the best quality; Toilet Sets, Childrcn's Trays, Waiters, Fruit Dishes, Tea and Coll'ce Pots, Ten Kettles, Pails, Pans, etc, etc. Paper Hangings and Curtain Fixtures ! My stock of Paper Ilangings, Curtains and Curtain Fixtures, in overy shado and style, is complete. Thcse goods are from Now York manufacturers, and comprisc all desirablo pattcrns. FLOUR &c FEEDI Flour in bnri-cls and in sacks, Patent Floir, St. Louis Flour (lioller Process), and Michigan Flour. I shall sell Flour and Fced at tho lowcst possible ligure. Thoso buying Grain will find it to thcir advantago to call at my storc GrROCERIES andPROVISIONS! Colored and Uncolored Japan Teas, Black, Oolong, Young 'son and Green Teas, Finest Jinported Java Coll'ee, and puro ices. You will find that my stock compriscs all goods in this c Finest PROV.DENCE RIVER nYSTFRS constnniiv Spices linc. Finest PROVIDENCE hand. All goods giiaranteed. X. 13. OOIE'J,, Storo Opposito Jtoiik, Waterbury, Vermont, BEST LANDS ffiSS. 'S.1300.000 FariTlPrQ PPn CrP8 for ,882 Tromondous. I Ul HIUI U UUIlKorlfriniiJ.lrriO.I.IIAUNl;.S,Uuliii(,Mlili MONTPELIER, VT. IN- RIVER DYSTERS constantlv nn Kcmciiiber that the plaeo is at ACRES. - - U1UUUJL1UU UUU 1 I U 1 1M1UJL1U i $cw tlvcriixcMmtu. fililiyi POWDER Absolutely Pure. Thlj powder DPTtr yarlee. A mirTl of ptirlty, itrmttlh Knd wbolmomennu. Mrre conoinlrt UiKti Uie onllnarr klncta, and caonot xi Mld In competltlon wltb the mnltltuilt of low Ut, ihort wpIrIiI, ftlnm or phonrhnle powdem. Sold onlvin eam, KOVAt, HAKlNlf J'OWDKK CUMPANY, WVill ftreet. Nw Tork. Vegetine SCEOFTJLA, Scrofulous Humor. VioiTim will eradlpt from the njptem everj talnt of Scrofala and Scrofnloim llumor. It hM pennanfDlly cnreil Uiouundi la Bolton nad vlclnlty wLo ti&d bevn long Dd p&lnful mffererfl. Oancer, Cancerous Humor. Tbe mrrelloui f ffect of Vboetisb Id case of C'ancer and Caocerona llumor challengea tbe moit profound attention of tbe medlcal faculty, tnany of wbom are prescribtag VtoiTim to thelr patlcnti. Canker. VtGknifi bu never fllel to cure Uie mwt lufleilble eaw of Canker, Mercurial Dlseases. Tbe VloiTisitneeU with woaderf al surcwit In tliecure of tbla clai of dlHftite. Salt Rheum. Tetter, rtatt ntieum, Rcald Uead, etc, wllt certalnly yleld to tlie Rreat alteratlTe f Cect of Vioitihk. Eryslpelas. VroKTiKi bfts nerer fallM to cnre tbe moiit lnreterate aeaot ErynltnjlM, Pimples and Humors on the Faco. Keaaon nbould teach us tbat a WoUhi sktn denentU enttretT uoon an lntrnal nard aiillcalloD otn ever cure tuetlefei't. ViqktinrIi the great blool purlfler. Turnors, Ulcers or Old Sores Are canoedbran linpnresUiteof tlieblood. Clpannethe Mooil lborouibl)r with Vkgitikk and Uiera complalnta will dlsappear. Catarrh. Kor this cotnplalnt the odIj Rubnt&ntlal benelttranue obtalned thrgugb the btood. Vkoitimi 18 the ttreat blood Constipation. Vicktisi dora not act u a cathtrtla to dehllftata the boneli, but cleanntw all the organp, eDabllog encb to per- Piles. beeit long and palnf ul lufferers. Dyspepsia. If Vkobtiki I taken rfitularlr.acGordlDff to dlrocllona. ceruin and ft)K-edr cure will follow lu une. Faintneea at the Stomach. Vigktine Is not a otlmulfttlna bltters which crealm a flctlUous sppetlte, bnt a centle uinlc, wbli.b asilsts nature to restorfl llie itoniach to a liealtbj actlon. Fomale Weakness. Vkgitink acts dlrecllv unon the ueiof Hlww cnm- plalnti. It InvlBoratMi and trenuthenstbenholeiTnteiti. acU upon the eevrHIve organs and allays InflaiuiuaUon. General Debility. In this ooimdal&t the irood cffecU of the Vioxtivk are rvallied Imuiedlatelr alter cominenctng to take It, m de blllly denotm rteflrfency of the blood, and Veoitisi acta dlrectly upon the blood. Tbounands 1U bear tetlmony (and do It YoliiQtarlly) that Vkgbtixk U tbe best medlcal compoand yetplaced before the publlo for renovatlng and purtfylnu tbe blood, eradlcatlng all hamors. Impurltlesor polsonous ecretionH from the lyfttim, lnvlnoratlns and ttrengthenlng tho sys tein deblllUtd by dlKease; la fact, It U, m many have called lt,"The Oreat Healtli Itestorer," Vegetine is Sold by All Druggists. OhJyBack! That's a commoncxprcs s!on and has a world of meaning. How much suf fcring is summcd up in it. The singular thing about it is, that pain in thc back is occasioned by so many things. May be caused by kidney discase, liver com plaint, consumption, cold, nervous debility, &c. Whatcvcr the cause, don't ncglect it. Somcthing is wrong and nceds pronipt attention. No medicinc has yct becn discovercd that will so quickly and surely cure such diseascs as Brown's iKONUiTTERS.and it doesthis bycommencing at thc foundation, and niak ing the blood pure and rich. LoKimport, Ind. Pee. t. 1880. For long tim I hav, teen a tudercr from stomach and kltlney dticaie. Myappetitewaa vervnoor and tba vcry tmall amount 1 dld cat dnagrccd with me, 1 wai annoycd very much from non-retentlon of urlnc. 1 trlcd many remcdici vrlth no tucccsa, until I uicd Brown'a Iron Jliturl. blnce I uied that my tomach doea nol bothcr m any. Myappctltfliillmrjlyiminente. My Lldncy trouhla la no morc, and my fencral health U auch.that I fccl ka a new man, After th ui of ltrown'a Iron llittersforone month, 1 hava (alacd twenty poundi ia wclght. 0. 11. Sarcsnt. Ieading physicians and clergymen use and recotn mend Hrown's Ikon Uit ters. It has curcd others suffering as you are, and it will cure you. HAS BEEN PROVED Tha 8URE8T CURE for KIDNEY DISEASES. Dooealame baok or dijorderod urioa Indi- ou that you r arltft.mP THEN 10 HOTl tTUUroou.m0dlt)andU wlllsptMdiij over ooiq the dlsoaao and rmtore heallhy aollon nrfioc jroroompiaini pec.uar WC1 UICDito vour aoz. suoh u n&lD nd WMlu.ttHi, Kidney-Wort U unaurpaud, m lt will tvct promptly aad rly. EltherSox. InoonUoanca. reUoUoa of urtae, brlok diutor ropydepolU,nddull dreglng plB, all spoedily yleld to Ita ounUve power BUliii U1T ALL duuuuibtb. Prloait.l S66 WMk fal you own iows. Tennaa.ndUonlfltrrf. Addma u, Uauirt 0oN forflaad, Uaina, T. II. 1IOSKINS, AirrlenHurat K.lltor. OLD WINTKIt COMES. Tha hoary hllla an atieakad wltb whlu, Tha flelda kn lwrt aa bara, Aod throngh tha howllng bhut at nlgbt Old Wioter crlea, " navara! " Ha mocka tia with hla flery atlogs, II atrtkea hla handa tosatliari And, tUt, a hawk with flariplng wlnga, Down awoopa tha itormy wpather, Ha btnria tha rnnnlnl watr faat la atony llokl ot mall Ila Itrtkea na wtth tba aoaodlng bt&it, llla mlghly barrnt flall. Away I away I tha foreati rrI. Tha red leafM clrcla af lar, Bencath tha grtndlng of hla hael, Haneatb hla aarage laugbtar. II beata hla claahlog cymbala hark t To arma I away I away I Tha fomt bellowa In tha dark And muttara tn tha day, IladralDathe erth toraaatblamoodi Ha Itrlkea hla tianda togethar. And, Itke a hawk npon a brood, Iown awoopa tha Btonny weather. SeltrttJ, Abont Itussets. Since printing Mr. Gardner's letter about the mlxed-up state of the rusaet-questlon, we have been studjlng lt op, with the help of frlende, and now thlnk lt may be un- ravelled aa followa : AMERICAN OOLDEN RU8SGT. Synonymt : Sheep's nose. Ballook'fl Pip. pln. This Is grown upon Grand Isle, and our correspondent, J. T. Macomber, Bays that though small it la one of the best applea he has taated. Downlng saya lt is one of the tnost dcllcioua and tender apples, In flesh more resembling a bnttery pear than an applo. This ls very often con founded with the next, Hunt's Kusset, which ls, however, qulte distlnct, having a red eheek. The American Golden Itusaet ls of wlde distrlbutlon, east and west, but ls not perfectly hardy on Grand Isle, and is there fore far from belng " Iron Clad." Its frnlt ls below medlum slze, roundlsh-orae, dull yellow, sprlnkled with a very thln rnsset. Hesh yellowish, very tender, juicy, with a very rich splcy flavor. Season In New York, October to January. Keeps better In Ver mont. The tree is of erect growth, leaves sharply serrate. HUNT'S ItUSSET. Synonyms .-Golden Kusset of Massachu- aetts, Fay's llusset, Kusset l'oarmain. This apple originated on the Ilunt farm, Con cord, Massachusetts. Frutt raedium in slze, roondish-oMaft, conlc. Skln golden russet with a red cheek. Flesti yellowish white, tender, rich, mlld, sweet-subacld. Season in Massachusetts, Jannary to Aprll. This variety ls not very much known outof New Kngland. It ia aa hlghly esteemed, where known, as the precedlng and is a better keeper. The tree ls vigoroos, up right and productive, the yonng shoots a clear, reddish brown. It succeeds In fouth- ern Maine. We do not know of its belng grown In Vermont. GOLDEN' ni'SSET OF WESTEHN NEW TORK. Synonyma : Knglish Russet, nglish Golden Kusset. This is an old Knglsh va riety, but firat became wldely known and popular as a market apple when gron-n on the rich, freah uoils of Western New York. The tree is thrifty, spreadlng, rather Irregu- lar, formlng a bushy head. The young shoots are the distlnguishing pecnllarity of the variety, compared with other russets likely to be confounded with it, being slen der, dull reddish brown, slightly downy, with numerous imall white dots. Undoubtedly this is the hardieat russet, sncceedlng well on the banks of Lake Memphremagog. At the same time it ls one of the smallest and poor- est, and neeus noh sou or heavy manuring to make it at all profltable. It is a long keeper, but must be kept In tlght barrela and In a very cool place, or lt becomes worth less from shrlvelling. This ls true, more or less, of all the russets, the "russeting" being In fact a mere open state of the pores of the skln which allows tho julce to evapo rate unless kept from the air and warmth. Frnlt medinm or below in slze, ronndish, or roundish oblate, not conic. Skin very rough, color yellow, dull russet, the skln bronzed (not red) on the sunny slde. Flesh whitish yellow, flne-grained, compact, mild sub-acid. December to March in New York, but keeps late in the spring when grown in Nortbera New England and properly cared for. EXQLISII ItUSSET. Synonym : I'oughkeepsie Kusset. As the " Golden Kusset of Western New York " is really an Engllsh apple, so, by the mls. naming of ignorance, the so-called "n glish" Russet ls probably of American orlgin. It Is a valuable long-keeping varl ety, which has been qulte eitensively grown in New 1 ork and New Jersey for market, but ls, we thlnk, being much replaced by the large Roxbury Russet. As grown there it Is not fit for use until February and may be kept the year round, accordlng to J. J, Thomas. The tree grows very stralghl, formlng an npnght head, with amooth, red' dlsh-brown shoots. The fruit ls of medlum size,roundish, slightly conlcal, and very reg- ularly formed. Skin pale greenlsh-yellow, about two-thirds covered with russet, which is thickeat near the stalk. Flesh yellowish' white, firm and crisp, with a pleasant, mild, sub-acid flavor. The quality of this apple is inferior even to tbe Golden Russet of western New York, and therefore the poor est of the whole four that are likely to be confounded. As this article ls malnly written to dlstiu gulsh these four sorts from each other, we need not refer particularly to other russets. The ltoxbury Kusset has now taken Its place alongslde of the Ualdwln and Khode Island Greening as the great market apple of its class, and is gradually excluding the other sorts, not becanse it is better, but be- cause it is larger and more showy. In qual ity lt is no better than the two last named, and no better keeper. It is not much more hardy than the Ualdwln and Greening, and caunot therefore be grown far north. If Russets are deslred, therefore, in those aec- tions, that ot Western New York must be chosen. When we come to araateur apples, that is, apples grown only for hoino use, the old American Golden Russet and Ilunt's Russet are the onea to choose for the east. though lt would not be a bad thlng to try the Kgyptian or Hagby Rusaet of southern Ulinols, a good keeper, even there, and of such high, rich flavor that it has been called tbe best of all the russets, Uke the Ilunt and old American, lt ls only of medlum slze, but the tree is productive. Among russets that are not keepers, but are of the highest quality as dessert frult, and are qulte hardy far north, (though not strlctly " iron clad "), we would like to call attention to two sorts which we have grow ing In our own grounda. They are both Canadlan ln thelr orlgin, unless, indeed, they came originally from France. One is the Wuitney Kussot, a thrifty variety, fruit medlum size, yellow with thln russettlng and an occasional shade of orimsou lu the sun. Dowuing has this as a keeper, wlilcli cannot be correct, as lt is a fall apple in uorthern Vermont, ln quality it can hardly be aurpassed. Tho other ls the Dourassa, (pronouuoo lloo-ra-saw), which is a very joor grower when root grafted, but does well top-woiked on a strong stock, and then pro dnoes bonntlfully of applos vjrylng rernaik. ably In ttza on the samo tree, bnt Ml with rt dark rnsset eoat and a rloh crlmson cheok. tn qnalit; tho Dourassa lcaves nothlng to bo dmired, belng, whon well grown, tioh, softrfleahcd, and very poar-llko In qnalltjr. Ita eeaeonla Septembor. Flnnt Npt Trces. The awakenlng attention to forestry ln thli conntry will lead somo farmers in the east as woll u in tho west to take an Inter est ln promotlng the growth of forest trees. Whlle this ls nnder conslderation wo would llke snch ot our readers as do feel the 1m portance of the sublect to the value of for est trees not only aa firewood or tlmber, but also as producers of food products. The only forest tree regarded generally ln this light amongst us is the sngar maple but the nut-bearing trees are by no means des tltnte of Importance. In the Champlain and lower Connecticut valleys the chestnut and the hlckory, as well as the beech and the butternnt, thrive perfectly, and all of them are worthy of extenslve plantlng. The oak, also, though not prodnclng a nnt of mnch odlble value for man, will yleld an abun- dance ot excellent food for ewlne, and the same may bo sald of the black walnnt. Now, Instead of plantlng all maples or elms or stos, why cannot those men, young or old, .Tho begjn to feel the spirlt of troe-plantlng spring up withln them, constder the value of these nnt trees, and plant thelr one, two, or ten acres with at least a fair proportlon of this class 7 The tlmber of chestnuts, but ternuts, hickorles, oaks, beechea and black walnuta is all of high value, and they are not inferior to other forest trees for fire wood. Therefore thelr nnts, be their value more or less, may be consldered as clear profit. In Ohio, and other well forested western states, this crop of nnts (or " mast " as they call it), ls, ln well-bearing years, of much advantage for swine-feeding, and ln such years a great amount of the corn crop can bo diverted to the feedlng and fat tening of other kinds of stock. Chestnuts, buttornuta and black walnuta will cometo bearing qnite as soon as any apple trees, whlle the hickorles, oak and beechea are not far behind such kinds as the Northern Spy, St. J.awrence. I'erhaps some do not know that the black walnut succeeds aa well as the bntternut ln New England, bnt snch ls the fact, and both of them como Into qulte full bearing withln ten years from plantlng the seed, if the sou is good and they have proper attention. Wo have half-a-dozen butternuta ln our yard now bearing ln their elghth year from seed that have beon once transplanted, and since then have been in grass all the time, in a place much too dry for the best results. Tho black walnut ls very thrifty on Grand Isle, aud we have lately received from onr highly valued frlend and correspondent, Mr. J. T. Ma comber, a box of fine and well-filled nuts grown there, which we propose to plant ln the spring. Nnts will often grow even after being dried If properly treated. Mr. Macom ber gives us valuable Information on this subject as followa : " Some years ago I pro cured in the spring some hlckory nuts that came from the west, a very large sort (Carya lulcata), that had been dry all wlnter. I placed each nut in a viso and turned the screw very slowly nntil I heard a tlight cracklng; then they were placed in water for three or four days ; then planted, and nearly every one grew. Last fall (1831) I got some almonds and pecan nuts that were perfectly dry. I soaked them in water a few days, without cracklng, and planted them. In the spring the almonds all sprouted, and the pecans were sound, but they were in a fence corner and the squir rels got them all." In onr own plantlng of butternuta and acorns we have cut out a circle of aod two feet across and three iuches thick, and turned lt bottom slde up in the same spot. Then we have loosened up the dlrt on the turned sod so aa just to be able to bury the nuts out of sight. This was done in the fall, and after this we merely turned a basket of leaves over the spot, laid boards on them to keep them ln place and keep the sqnirels and mice from them, and left them until spring, wben, Just as tbe nuts were sprouting, tbe boards were taken oft. Three or four nuts are planted in a place, and ln extenslve planting tbe hills may be made six or eight feet each way. The young trees, if thus planted ln grass, ought to be kept well mulcbed, (using all the grass, etc, that grows around them), and alter one or two years growth each hill should bethinned to a aincle speclmen. The plants removed may be transplanted with success if care fully replanted and well mulched, at least we rcnow me nuuernuts aua cbestnuts can, and we have no doubt that black walnuta and perhaps oaks and hickorles mav be. if care is used to dlg caref ully and not to keep mem long out 01 ine grouna. "Golng lt Wg. A yonng man In this vicinity has lately bought his father's farm of about 225 acres, more or less, for $0000, and the stock, tools, etc, for 91400 more, making nearly all this a debt, and having no capital ln reserve for working the farm, the annual income of the farm must pay running expensea, as well as iuterest and princlpal. The stock is cows, and the number that the farm will continuously carry will probably be thirty. five, or at most less than forty. The land fit for mowing and tillage is about seventy fivo acres ; the remainder good side-hill pasiure. aii uie oiuer products of the larm will be consumed on the farm. and the in come will be from butter and pork. The location is a good one for a dalry farm. The resultin vlew by the young man is the cradual extincuislmient of the debt. ret when I ventured to express a doubt in re- gara lo lt, me lamer sald be bad always held that lt was best for a man ln farming to " go big." The expenses are large, but the income ls correspondiot-lv lartrer. This doctrine was qulte generally held at the close of the war, but since then the hard tlines of the past seven years, or from 187S ibsu, nave grouna a great ueal ot experience and some wiadom into the mlnds of land owners, and we find many back-sliders. In deed the father who has unloaded his farm has been like the moon the sailor caught slght of ln the dark stormy ntght, " golng to the leeward like the devil." He now goes to a ten acre farm. Yet there ls a truth wrapped up ln that text, " Go lt blg." It does not neceasarily teach that a large area of land and many cows should be bought, but rather that big cropa and proflt able crops should be grown on small arma. Men with large f arnis are apt to " go small " ln thelr practice; they coutinually leave un done many joba that occaslon loss by thelr neglect, they have too little help, or manual labor. Fruits and vegetables are not ralsed, and their sources of income are purpoaely triinnied dowu until it centers ln the word butler, and this Is at the rate of less than luO pounds to the cow, sold on the coinmon market. To "go lt big" the farm should aa much as posnlble have its continuous streak of fat in its Income every month. Now there is apt to be A wide streak of lean through the wlnter. In golng into debt aud fanulng dou't "goitblg" ln areaa of Jaml tbat are unpromaule; lor tiouse and lurnlturo lar Deyouu me neecis oi tbe lam Uvs for teani aud pleasure carriaires aud equlpments, but go for big crops, which come from good land, well fertilUed and well tllled. Flnally, don't go for a big debt any way. There aro plenty of f arms to rent j uyone, anun you are ineKinuoi a man to " tro lt bie " with au Income vou will soon beable to buy wliat experience tells you is best. Some persons prefer to " go lt big " in buvinc, and then " co lt bir " ln a fallure. rather than run average. It isn't everyone mai couiu ue uappv going turougn una ex erience. It ls eastly tried. ., k, j. for tba Varmont Watcbmao. IIIII.ES ANI TEAItS. RT. B, a. TAH DiUIH, Ilonra of amlllng and of llghlng, Tlmai ot brtghtneaa and of glooma Can your tanglad marcbaa gakla na To tba &fatr from our tombaf Wbflreforo from the blddim fntara Cotnea tba frarjaent clondy morn f Whertfora ara onr roaa-ward reachtnga Cloaad upon Iha Inrklng tbom f Ara wa bettar for tha ohldlaga Fata la fllnjrlog from the fat T Can It be that preaent angnlah WUI enanre na peaca at laatT If Itbaaolatnallaten To tbe moanlng of tbe yaara, Aa tbey waab tha dark eee'e border With a reatlMa ware of tean. Let ua bnih the plalnte of aorrow, la tha balf nnfrlondly boora, When onr falrer vlalonl Tanlsh Mka tbe annahlne and the flowera. "As We Forglvo Onr Dcbtors." When a mere lad I was struck with the remark of an emlnent physician, and have thought of lt hundreds of tlmes since. IIls collector, ln making returns, reported as valneless an account agatnst a gentleman who had recently failed In buslness. "Thlsblllla good for nothlng," sald the collector. ' " M has sunk every thlng, and ls now with his famlly on the world pen nllesi." Tho physician toot the blll, quletly tore lt Into pleces, and then, turnlng-tb the un fortunate debtor's account, wrote across lt " Settlcd." " Rather a losing buslness that," remarked the collector. " I hope to be able to sav the Lord's prayer as long aa I llve," was the physlctan's calm reply. " 'Forglve ui our debts as we forglve our uebtors. Vben we say tbat firayer, my frlend, it behooves us to look nto our hearts, and ask ourselves how we forgive our debtors. 'With what meas ure ye mete, it shall be meaaured to you agalu" Hundreds of tlmes since then, ln my world experience and contact with men, have I thought of the physlclan's remark. I)ut very few have I met, who, llke him, could say the Lord'a prayer without asking for a curse instead of a Llessing; for It the Lord forgave their debts as they forgive their debtors, their chances foreternalsalva tlon would not be worth a fractton of a mite. This defect of forgiveness ls not confined to the non-professor, to him whose lips ro peat not daily the holy words of that holy petltion. So far as my experience and ob servation go, they who prof ess to have " had much forgiven, because they had sinned much," are as rigid ln their exaction of the uttermost farthing, as the men who assume no sanctity of llfe or conversation. Self love and selMnterest blind us all. They blinded Mr. Ilarvey Green, notwithstand ing he had passed from " death unto life," and had the evidcnce of the change ln the fact that he " loved the brethren." Ilarvey Green was a shrewd man of busl ness honest in all his dealings, yetever ex actlug his own. Ile took no advantage of others, and was very careful not to let oth ers take advantago of him. Whlle acttng on the precept, " One no man anything," he never lost sight of a debtor, nor rcsted whlle the obligation remained in force. A very natural result was that Ilarvey Green prospered in the tbinga of this world not that he became very rich, but so well off as to leave no reasonable want unsupplled. It so bappened a few years ago, that a man named Wilkins, after an unsuccessful struggle with fortune, continued through six or seven years, failed in buslness. Few men had toiled harder or suffered more ; and when at last he yielded to the prossure of iron circumstances, he sank down for a season, prostrate in mind and body. Every thing he had was given to the creditors, the property paid but a small percentage on their claims, and then he went forth into the world, all his bnstness relations broken up, nnd nnder the heavy disadvantage of his altuation, bravely sought to galn for his larcre, dependent famlly things needful to thelr susteuauco and growth in mind and oody. Among his creditors was Ilarvey Green. Now Mr. Wilkins belonged to the same church that numbered Mr. Green among its members. When the latter heard of the failure, he was a great deal dlsturbed, al thouch the sum owed to him was not over three or four hundred dollars. Ou reflec- tion he grew more composed. "Mr. Wilkins ls an honest man," sald he to hlmself. "Ile'll pay me sooner or later." It didnot take long to sell off at a sadsac rifice the stock of rrooda remalnincr ln the hands of the debtor ; for he threw no imped Iment ln the way of those who sought to ob- taln tbeir due. " Ah, my friend," sald the latter, on meeting with Mr. Green a few days after the cloalng up of his insolvent estate, " this is a Bad business I But if God gives me strength I will pay off every doller of this debt be fore I die. An bonest man can never aleep soundly whlle he owes his neighbor a far- " The rieht spirit, Ilrother Wilkins." ; swered Mr. Green ; " the right spirit I Ilold faat to that declaration, and all will come out straight in the end. Though I can't very well lie out of my money, yet 1 will wait patiently until you are able to pay me. I always sald you were an honest man ! anci i am sure you wiu maxe gooa my words." " God belping me I will," sald the debtor ; his voice trembled, and his eyes grew moist. Oh, how dark the future fookedl What a cloud was on his path 1 What a weight of grief, mortlScation and despondency on his heartl The two men parted, and each took his bomeward way, Uie one with countenance erect, splf-complacent feellngs and elastio step ; the other, sad and depressed. That nigbt Mr. Green prayed, " Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors." Yet scarcely had the words died on his lips ere he was musing on the chances in favor of his ever receiving from the penniless Wil- mns me lew bundreu douars owea nim uy that unhappy individual. There was no svmnathv for hiin in his heart.no thour'ht of his terrible prostratlon of spirit, notbing oi pny aua lorgiveness. a seinsu regaru for his own interest completely absorbed all human constderations. Ilme passed on. .Mr. Wilkins was no drone, An earnest, actlve man, he soon found employment not very remnneratlve at firat, but sulDcleutly so as to enable him to secure many comforts for his family, and to provlde lor tbelr educatlon. One, two, three years clided by. With the growth of his children his expenses lucreased, and Kept so close a treaa upon his income tbat he had not been able to pay off any of the old oblleatious : al though he had never loat sight of them, and never ceased to feel troubled on account of tbeir existence. "Oh, debt, debt, debt I" be would often slgh to hlmself. What would I not glve to be able to say, I owe no man anything.' li ui wun my large laniuy aua umiiea in come. what hope ia there 7" This was his depressed state of mind one uay wben Mr. ureeu called ln to seo nim. Many tlmes before this the unhappy man had been reminded of the debt. " llow are you getting on ?" Inqulred the creditor, fixing his eyes steadily upon poor Mr. Wilkins, who felta sense of Buffocation, and sltgmiy quauea ueioro bts tyrant. "I have much to be thankful for," meekly answered the debtor. " My health has been good and I have had steady em ployment. " You are llvlng very comfortably." " And we are gratef ul to a kfnd provl douce for our blessings." " Your salary is one thousand dollars." " It is ; and I have six children to sup- poru " You ought to save sometliing ; I've been easy ou vou for a long time; it'stbree years now, and you liaven't offered me one cent. If you'd paid me five or teu dollars at a time. tbe debt would have been lessened. I wish you would begiu to make some ar. rangeiuenu lou ougni to save at least two hundred dollars from your salary. I know pleuty of men who only get elght hundred dollars a year, and have as large fainilles as yours." " I have always upheld you as an honest man," continued Mr. Green iu a toue of voice that luiplled an awakenlng doubt as to whether this vlew of the debtor's obaraeter was really oorroct. " That Is between God and my own con sclence." sald Mr. Wilkins, llfting his eyes from the floor and looklng with some stern ness Into the face of his persecntlng cred itor. "For yonr own jjiJKl trust you will keep a elear cB." retumed Mr. Green, " Aa fotBt matter between us, all I wlshirrvhether you mean to pay my dHHPTiso, when I may ex. pect to receflJinethlng." "llow much ls the debt?" asked Mr. Wilkins. " It was three hnndred and seventy dollars at the time ofyonr fallure. Interest added, it now amounts to four hundred and fifty," sald Mr. Green. " There were other debts besides yours." " Of course there were ; but I have noth lng to do with them." " The whole amount of my Indebtedness was twenty thousand dollars. The yearly interest on this debt ls more than my whole Income. I cannot pay even the interest, mnch less the princlpal." " But you can pay my small claim if you will; you conld have paid it before this time 11 the dlsposltlon had existed. You talk of consclence, but I'm afrald, Brother Wilkins, in your case there ls a very nar row foundation of honesty for consclence to rest upon. I don't put mnch falth In the professlons of men who llve after the fashlon you llve and yet refnse to pay thelr debts. I'm a plaln-epoken Individual, and you now have my mind f reoly." The tone and manner of the creditor were harsh ln the extteme. "J?erhp:." sMdMr, Wilkins, wUh forccd calmness, " There may bo less of diahonesty in my withholding than in your demandlng." " Dishonesty I l)o you daro V " The cred itor's face flushed and his lips qulvered with Indlgnatlon. " inere are ten creditors in all," sald Mr. Wilkins, with regained composure. " Iet me put to you a nuestlon. I owe John Mar tln b!x hundred dollars. Suppoao I had six hundred dollars, and little proapect of ever getting auy more, and were to pay the whole of lt over to John Martin, Instead of divld- ing it equally between you and all tho cred itors, wonld you deem that right on my partV Or wonld you thlnk Martin really honest if he were to crowd and chafe me until ln very desperation. aa lt were. I cave him the whole of what malnly belonged to others 1 Would you not say that he had possessed hlmself of your property ? I know you would. And let me say to you plainly, tbat I do not thlnk your present effort to get me to pay off your claim entlre, regardless of others equally as much entltled to pay as yourself, at all indlcative of unselfishness, or a spirit of genuine honesty. If I have any money to pay, it belongs equally to all my creditors not to any one of them ex clusively." To be turned upon thus by a man who was ln debt to him to be charged with a dlshonest spirit by the poor creature whose relations to society be regarded as essen tlally dlshonest this was too much for the self-complacency of Mr. Green. Ile rose up quickly, saying, ln a threatenlng tone : " You will repent this insult, sir I I have forborne for years, believing that you were really honest; bnt for this forbearance I now meet with outrage. I shall forbear no longer. You are able enough to pay me, and I will find a way to compel you to do so." Left alone with his troubled thoughts, poor Mr. Wilkins felt not only humiliated and wretched, but alarmed. There is no way in which his creditor could extort the sum due him except by seizing upon his household furnlture. Ilis fears proved not altogether croundleaa. On the very next day a sherlff's writ was served on him at the sult of Ilarvey Green. " What do you purpose doing ?" asked Mr. Wilkins, on meeting with his creditor a few days afterward. " Get my money," was answered, sternly. " But I have nothlng." " We will soon see about that I Good mornlog." Mr. Green lmagined that the indignation felt towards Mr. Wilkins was directed agalnst his dlshonest spirit, was, in fact, a righteous indignation, when its spring was in cnpidlty and wounded pride. It was the day before the trial of his cause againit Mr. Wilkins, when he expected to get judgment by default, as no answer had been made by the defendant in the case. And lt was his purpose, as it had been from the beginning, to order an exeoution as soon as the matter was through the court, and seize upon any property that could be found. Evening came, and Mr. Green sat, with his children around him in his pleasant home. A sweet little boy knelt before him, his pure hands clasped ln prayer, whlle from his lips came, mueically, the words taught by the Lord to his dtsciples, " Forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors." There seemed to be a deeper meaning in the words, murmured by innocent childhood, than had ever before reached his perceptlons. His thoughts were stirred ; new emotlons awak ened. The prayer was said, and the little one aroae and Iifted his rosy lips for tbe good-night kiss. " Father," said he, turning back after go ing across the room. " I'm not going to let Ilarry Williams pay me for that eled. It was broa en to pieces the next day after I let hirn have it. " He bought it from you," said Mr. Green. " I know he did ; but Harry's mother is poor, and he only geta a penny now and then. It will take him a long, long time to saveadollar; and then thesled is broken, and no good to him, I have a great many more nice things than he has, and why should I want his pennies when he gets so few ?" " What made you thlnk of this 7" asked the father, who was touched by the words of his child. " It came to my mind just now when I was saying my prayer. I prayed, ' Forglve us our debts, as we forgive our debtors." Now, Ilarry Williams ls my debtor, is he not ?" " Yes, my son." "Well, ifl don't forglve him his debt, how can I expect God to forgive me my debt 7 Ifl pray to him to forgive me as I forgive Ilarry, aod 1 don't forgive Harry at all, don't I ask God nol to forgive me, father?" The child spoke earnestly, and stood with his large, deep, calm eyes fixed intently upon his father's face. Almost involunta rily Mr. Green repeated the words i " If ye forglve not men their trospasses,' sald our Savlour, ' neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.' " " 111 forgive Ilarry the debt, father. I'm sure be isn't able to pay for the sled ; and I have a great many more nice things than he has. If I don't do it how can I ever pray that prayer agaln ?" " Oh, yes, yea ; forglve him the debt, by al means I" replied the father, klsslng hfs boy. I'hat evening was speut by Mr. Green ln closer aelf-communlon than he had knowu for many years. The words of his child had come to him like rebuking precepta from beaven, aud he bowed hla head, hu miliated and repentant, resolving to forgive ln the future, as he would be forgiven, On tbe morning that followed, as Mr. Wilkins, from whose mind the cloud had not lifted, who was yet trembllng for the homeof his children, was passlng from his door, a lad placed a letter in his hand. He knew the face of the boy from its likeness to that of Mr. Green. " More trouble," he sighed to hlmself, as he tbrust the uota into his pocket. An hour afterward beopened lt, and, to his be wildermeut and surprlse, found withln his account f ully drawu out, and receipted with the signature of Ilarvey Green, llelow the recelpt was written, " I stand rebuked. I must forglve, if I hope to be forgiven." It was with dilEculty tbat Mr. Wilkins could restraln a gush of tears, so great was his instant revulsion of feeling. Ah, if Ilarvey Green could have seen his heart at that moment, his debt would have been faid fourfold. No amount of money poured nto his collera could have produced such a feeling of beavenly deligbt. To uvk for Christ not merely now and then to speak for him, or pray to him in tbe glow of a transient enthuslasm but day by day, through slckneas and health, loss and gain, poverty and rlches, change and coullict, through youth'a bright morn ing and the noon of raiddle age and the shadows ot llfe's later tlmes, to llve always with Christ and to his glory, what a sub lime thlng it ls lCkrulian IntcUigenctr. " IIEIIOLD IIK OOMBTII I Agre ago ln Eeiuttn land Thay walched for blm, Llatenlng oft for hla cherlot wbeela, Aa tbe day grew dlm) And wondered tf he would oome agaln From OUrat " Wltb weloomlng word on thelr llpa thay looked, And he tarrlea yet, Every year acroa wlnter'a anow, With wlitfol eyea Eager dladplee haye watehed for blra To come from tbe aklea t Erery year nnder aummer anna They hare aung ht pralae, And erled for him from thelr yearnlng heartaf , DntheaUUdelay. They have dled at thelr watoh on th beaoon balghu, And we take thelr plaee We long, aa thay longed In tbe olden day, , : , , ' For the llght of hl face. Tbe aad earth want blm ln her deep woe ToglTeherreeti But tbe year paa on, and b doea not come To make ua bleat, Tet coorage, brolhera, we hare his word, AndhwU!notfri Let n be patleot and watch and walt TIU onr prayer prerall. Ile will lurrfy come, a he aald be wonld. InUiellgbtlobllmet And we ahall forget a we s hl faee Thl waltlng Ume. Settcted. The Sfoonllght llrarens. It was a most beautiful nlght as my frlend and I drove back from a dlstant town where we had spect the day. The harvest rnoon was at the fjtll, there wa nrt a cloud rn the sky, and'the stars seemed lo twlnkle In deligbt at their own brightness and the loveliness of the ecene. The charming night was for some time the subject of our conver sation ; then the surpassing glory of another life exercised onr imaginations, till we were lost ln wonder and forgot to utter a word. Each remained occupied with his own thoughts, till my friend broke the silence '. " This reminds me of one just llke it, fourteen years ago. I was a skeptlc then I I did not believe the Ilible, and had long since left off reading lt. I dld not believe ln uod, and bad rejected tbe doctrine of tbe immortality of the soul. I trled to believe that man was notbing different from other anitnals ; that he grew up to ' eat, drink and be merry,' then passed off to leave room for others to go through the same enjoymenta. I bated all rellgion with a deadly hatred, be cause it cramped me in my worldly pur sults, and marred my sinful pleaaures. I had abandoned myself to the enjoyment of any sin I might choose, and had joined the company of scoSers. " One glorlous moonlight night llke this, as I retumed from my usual haunts of sin, I felt overawed by the stlllness and loneli ness of the scene ; and as if by chance, my eyes turned upwards towards the sparkling heavens. Conntlesa stars twinkled in the vaat arch, the queenly moon in stately but gentle beauty flooded the earth with ber sllver beams, and the sky was absolutely cloudless. I gazed up Into the heavens for a moment, and my eyes seemed to penetrate farther and farther among the shining worlds, when the thought Buddenly flashed across my mind, ' Are all these burning orbs there by the undesigning hand of a blind chance, or have they been formed and placed there by the almighty power and lnfinite skill of an intelligent Being ? ' My lips involuntarily answered ' No, not by chance ; that ls impoaslble. There must be a Belng infinitely exalted above human power, who planned, created, and set in order those vast worlds of surpassing splendor; and that Being must be the Christian's God. And what am I but the workmanshlp of tbe same creative hand I ' "I then reflected on the life I had lived, and was greatly alarmed at the thought of how I had dishonored and denied God; how unjust and wicked to try to dethrone the Eternal, and blot his name out of exist ence. Besides, I had encouraged others to doubt the rellgion of Christ, and had con firmed doubters in unbelief. Then the text occurred to my mind, ' Let the wicked for sake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts, and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him ; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.' Trembllng in agony, I tried to pray, kneel ing on the grass by tbe roadslde. My prayer was sbort, but it was a matter of vast mo ment to me. ' God be merclf ul to me, a siunerl' I crled; and blessed be his name, I obtained that mercy which I then most earnestly sought. " I broke away from my associates, and thought I would be a disciple of Christ in secret. I tried hard for a few mouths to carry out my secret service ; but lt was in tolerable. Tbe words of Jesus never Beemed to leave my mind, in sleep or when awake, 1 Whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my worda, of him shall the Son of Man be ashamed when he cometb in the glory of his father, with the holy angels.' This forced me to make a profesaion of rellgion at the firat opportunity; and in my experience since, 1 have been able to cherish a hope in Christ which worlds cannot purchase from me, and death aud bell can never shake. It is au ancbor of my soul, sure and stead fast. " Since then I often marvel at the real or pretended belief of men who say ln their heart that ' there is no God.' If they would but act rationally, look around them, see God's handiwork ln the stars, mark his foot prinls in creation, liateu to his voice in the thunder, aud behold in the seed-time and harvest the workings of his gracious provi dence, they would see enough to convince them that there is a God ; thelr own body ls a witness, for we are ' fearf ully and wou. derfully made."' " Have doubts ever returned at any time V" I asked. " Yes, often," he replied, " but never to hurt me. I have the witness of God's Spirit in my heart, which quickly dissipates any thoughts of unbelief, and malntalns my hope in Christ. Besides, my personal ex perience of God's dealings in I'rovidence with me are enough to establlsh my faith ln him." This conversation occurred more than ten years ago, and my friend is stlll au earnest Cbristian, and a leading member, and a val uable suppjrter of the same Church to which he then belonged. " The heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament ahowetli his handiwork." ?. 11. If. Craig. Kcfreishlng 1'rar uess. Now aud then we have a valuable sugges tlon from the east, in the line of refreahlng fraukuess. Orientals do not hesitate to lie, if there seems any gain in lying, but when they tell the truth, they tell it squarely. It is said that one of the .Tapanese papera re ceutly appeared with a large space left en tirely biauk in its columns. The editor's explanation of this was, that at the last minute he fouud that what he had written for his paper was all a mistako ; so he left lt out, thiuking that it was better to say noth lng than to say what ought not to be sald. liat a gain there would be to the world If this idea prevailed ln all editorial work, and in all personal conversation. Better a blmk space anywbere thau falsehcod and error. Sunday School Timtt. Wiikn a man wants to backsllde with respectabiiity, be Is sure to fiud some show of reasou for so dolug. Usually his reason takrs the shape of fault finding. He goes back on the church or some church-mem-ber ; not seldoin on the pastor, wbotn he has just fouud out that ho does not like, and that be is not profited by his preaclilug. It is a very mean way of backsllulng. S), if a person wants an excuse for not attending prayer-meetings, be will call them stupltf. They slink away under cover of darkuess. How soon Christians get acqualnted with each other I How sweet those silken cords of love which tbe dear Redeemer turns rouud the hearts of his children, constraln lug them, by bolng one with blm, to be one with each other I O when thall this love more aud more abound, that we may eiem pllfy a stronger argutnent in defense of Christianity than a thousand volumes from the peu of inlidellty shall be able to con futel llowlaml Hill. Wiikn you see an old man amlable, mlld, equable, conteut and good-humored, be sure tbat in ms youth hehas been just, generous, and forbearlng, In his end he does not la ment the past nor dread the future ; he ls like the evening of a fine day.