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nran . IICnttia BY W. W. PKESOOTT. MONTPELIER, VT, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1883. VOL. 78.-8985. NO. 21. Montpelier &Wells E. R. R. Taking EffectOctober 9, 1882. Traln leare Montpelier a$ foUote$l Mall t S. A. M.i Eiptm-1 at 1.41 r. M. MUed at 4.W r, M.t rrlTe t Welli Itiwat IQ."fu a. 9.33 r, Trotn , H Ittrrr n$ fotloicat tt 4(M r. u. anlve at .Montpelier at 9.10 a. 12.30 r, Traln Itaflna Montpelier t 0 M a. m. and 1.4A p. tnake clowe conii'dttonil tt WelU Klvf r for all polnU In tlie White Nountalnn, lno for norton and nll inlrrrnedlMe r, W, M0K3K, Qttrl Paumgtr Agent, . Central Vermont Railroad. Commencing October 9, 1082. TYa.tit tloinff South irttt Iave Montpelier ni foUmt$ l 91(1 3 m MAIL, from 8t, AlbeM and Itnrllngton for IU u. III. ConcoirJ, Manchrter, Nanhtia, Woroenter. Lowell, Fllchbn (r, llonton, Hpringfleld, .New Lotidon and New York. 19 ifl n m L1MITEI1 EXPRF88, from Montrr-1, Oft I .-tU y, III. iimnbnrfi and the Wert, for Itonton, tIa low- 70n m MIXKD.frvmHl. AIbn, Holland and Eur f.OU ). III. Imgtoa for Northfield. nM n m NIOIIT EXPHE8, from MonlriMI, Ojtdent , I U p. III. bore and tbe ffwl for lioelon tIa Lowell and Flbhbnrf, fpHniifleld, New lyndon and New Tork, tnu all potnw In w Kng.and. flleen lng I'ui to 8prtngfle.d and ttoston Tl LowtU. Trnine GoinQ Horth and Jfettt 7 1D 9 m NIOIIT F.XPRF.8S, from liwlon and New Pleeping Car lo MoDtreal. 8.45 9 m ACCOMMOUATIOK, from Northfield foi 0. III. ltarllDKton.KutUndiinilKt.Jobni. 9.55 i fnn m HAT EXTBEPS. tcave Hoetoii Tto Flteh O.UU y, III. barg t B.(0 a. ui TU Lowill t S.OO k. m., htw Lctidon nt ft.0 a. m., ptlricflfM at S.0 h.tn., for itnrllngtot), rt. Altnn, Wontrwl, OKdftitmrg knd tbe West. DtAHlog Jtoom Car lo Montreal. i0(n ni ACCOMMODATlOSf, from White Wfer t (II. Jnoruoo for Burlington, HLAlUmi, Otfileui biugandMoDtrrat. Triklti )rv ror lUrrd at 7.10 a. m.. 10 45 a. tn. and 4 W r. m. Kturnlng, ltTe Uarrc at 8 W a. m.. 11.3 p. Tn.nil0i.m. 1 brough tkkela to Cblcago and all polnU Wnl for aala at tbe prlotlpal tatlonii. J. w. 1IORART. Oeneral SnrerintendeiiL 8. W. CVWMINOM. (irnrrnl rwmiger Agent. 171KST NATIONAI. 11ANK. ront-offlce lHwk. . J.A. 1'age, l'rtililpii(i J. C. I'cnhton, Canliler. (tNTI'FI 11.11 NAYIM1H ItAhK St TKUbT llcnirr W. lleatc d, i'rvf Ultut i A. W, r'enln.Treaiorer. 3ir.TlHTH, ALFItKI) CLA11K. OfflMtnllacon'Rltlork. toutb Maln Ptrwt. OIRce oTer liliby'i drug itore, 8tate Rtrret. G.K Koom 6, Unlon Itlock. AMEltlCAN 1IUD8K. (State Htreet. Orn for nlgM tralnn. Chargt rranoiiitble, CbeMr Clnrlt, I'rop'r. Ualna. Uverj contiectwl. Irbh & Hparrow, 1'rop'rn, Olpoflt U. V. K. K. ttaUon. T, O. lUUey, 17ortetor. JAHVJtAXCIS, TVTATIONAt tlFK. Hnr, aonnd, nutUnt(iiI. 1 Ooo. W. Rerd, hrcretnrjt Chiu. Ieey, 1'renldent. VT. MUTUAT. F1IIK 1NH. CO. l'rotnpt and rrlU ble. Jitt.T. 8Wn,Hc'yi W. 11. II. Itltigliam, 1'rwi't. fITK!N St CO.. Oenenil Innunuice AgnU. Tbe bml Oftlcc In HxblQ'a lUock. South Maln Htmt. HA. iiusi:. Offloe In Klalto Illork, 8Ute ttiwt. c.u- Offlce ln Pot-ffl. Itlock Law and oollerllon offloe wllh 8. C, PburUfff. " Mable. Tejtmaof atl dfMtlptlontfi lleml of NlMe M. MIS C'j; L LA NJSOU8. nl.OWK St SON, TTllen and Clrocen. Ctlt roHttMl on tbe iiremlMR. r (, KMKHY. Cruckerjr, (llau Ware, CanM, Cur t Itdan, Koom I'aper. eu. hUta !trt. II K. HLAVTON. HUUoner. Ku-ikwfller in.l New. tleAler. lUiilto lil.K k, Htale f-tjwt. G llrothpr, Mfrtlunt Talti rn. L A. RtK.MJ, ri&tler ln WaU-hen, Jewrtry, HUver and a, lUta Wre, Toyi aad Kancy (JuucU. l iilou Itlock. D. rOH l'ltTIMl of all kltida i.enlly and irouit j w done al KM8uuatl raten. Kend for eliiiiaira lo Watchmah A Jockkal Offloe. CII. CJtOSS A MIN. Mcmtller CrHtkem Hiid C'ou- fecUouerjr. " 1 Iie bwt lii llie U1.H ilniti Htrwt, N. SCttMLL, Furnllure. KmhVi Dlock, Maln 8treet. II AKLtlW, Fbotogrni.br. Ellbi Ttloik,8Ute "treet. cw dvcrtisenmits. Summer Eesorts or THI NORTHWEST. If the Good People of New England Xn contempUtlnK . Summtr Trip. K. wntiM njctee.t Ihal Ui.7 Tl.lt tli. follonlt.II piilnU la Ulnoou.lu, Ulaoeitou. .ud Iomri MILWADKEK, WATjKKSIIA, l'ALMVHA, MAUISON, I'KAIUIK I)U OHIEN, HKWAUKKIC; I.AKK HIDl!, HAHTLANI. NAHIIOTAII, OIFFOllllS, ()HAUCII1:K, OC'ONDAIOHOC. KILItOUItN CITV (Dell. ol ll.e Wlwoulu), SI'AKTA, KltllNTKNAO. T. l'AUI.. M1NNKATOL1S, I'ltlOK l.AKK, 11IO BTONK LAKE (OrlouvUI.), Kl'IKIT LAKKi UKK OIUII1CMKK, VI.KAU I.AKK. Lk. MIN.NKTONKA. AVIIITK liEAH iMkn, 11KAVK11 1IAJI, KLKIIAIIT LAKK nml ASULANU. sur. of tb. flnit Di.Knltud.. .11 r.lUnt wltb b.llli .ud flH.ure-slvlni( prnittlr.. wlll do w.ll to L.r 1d luinit b.t ib. .trdj-KoinK, rllHtla aad couiforutd. iiubllo Mrr.at, tb. Chicagp, Milwaukee and St. Paul RAILWAY, Coiftii.ru to nn tu I'alatlal OnrbM and t'arlor Cn OTerlU lukgiilflcent llum leiwn Cbnio, illiwukee,8L Pnut. MIniiMtolu and all nrlucluU clUe, vUIu and towni lu tbe nilgbtr, GOLDEN NOJtTIIAVEST, and ountlnuHi to glve unltoumlisl Htlnfctl(.n to Ita lin menw hoaU of iwtronn. brVBumt of tbe ir(wtiou of iu trai k, Hiuinnent and rircr. Nuiurn'iiH dtv tmln (rii-)it HiimUvh) ejub war ! twmi CbUago, M I) iukt-e aud all (nU Dttntej. iciir elou and Coniinuutlon ItrkHi to kM.iug wuh tbe ruulre meriU of tbe tlintw, tHtwM-n MelrojKilliHfi and Jtnl-urlmn t ftom at ru to Hiill King, Ixntit C'ommoim, tbe IteiulIU ran and DemocrnUo lltlzna and m.ereltfTiR of tbe l.tnd 4f Uie Kree, and the Home of tbe Itmve." Lel It be re-meitibert-4 alo tbal tbla old Kellablo antl I'xcfUlor Tlinrougliruro tmrentea the ftonanaa Rettlona of Illlnola. Wlaannxln, lowa, MlnneMiU and PnkotM, and that a TourUt Tltket brtwiwn Chlratfo. 1'aulHod MliiQeatolI,OVfr llM t'ltl rtHico, AlllWMiikt Pinil ht. I'atil lttllwMr. givt-a tbe Heewor of It a rholre between llirwe ttuer rouiVa ihan can le (ouud euuwbfre on tlila umtinettt. all uwnnl aud uwnMited bv tbU txiiuoanr-'d a roimd trlp tliket J II aSn.athetraTflera graiidttr varlftr tf eTerytbirg j.lm. lng tlwn eau hw fuuud ou anyuiber rellwar. loiue and mm for youraelvtia. a k. MKituir.r, j.t.clakk, liurRl Mannifer. Oeneral Hup't. A. V. II, 1ltrKNTKK, (1KNKKAI. PA4HF..N41KU AM TICKET AOENT, Mllwaukte, WUcoiialn l1, B. Send to Mr, CHrpenter for a "Itecon Dolsitnc of ths Goldeo Noithwest," liandnumely tllustr&ted. Malled free. fCHrtXTDlD, Atj.A- E. N. SC0V1LLE Montpelier, "t . TlEBEST DIET OUlPEDflE rnv. )..., u.... ..... l.i. M03T REUABLE FODD AulJtfi-Ttyvu. I $5 to $20iSK,tMBSft3.,BS 0 .--vwwt PFPFfCT JQtw JHdvcrttscmenfs ROYAi W fROYALeSWfl 1 P0WDER Absolutely Pure. Tbia powder ntTeT rarlea A marrel of porttf . atrenfrth aod wboleeonieneM. More eronotntcal tlian tbe ordlnarir klnda, and cannot be aold In compe UUnn wtth tbe niultltnde of low.Wt, ataort welnbt. atnm or phoorbate iowilpni. Xotd cmty in eau. HOTAl. ItAKINU t'OWDEft COMTAN Y, 1U6 Wall 8tret,ew York. Thotmand wlll bar tenlfmony (and do H toltintartlj) that VKOEriSK U the bvt inmlical componnd yet plared before the puhtlo for renorat'ng and pnrlfjlng the bloo.1, eradlcntlntf all humorn, lmpirttlee, or olnonoiia recre tlona from the njntcin, liiTltforatlntf and Krengtlientnt tbe iyotein deblliutel br dlneanet tn fact It ln, an rnany hare oalled U, Tbe Ureut IlealUi Kentortr, JAMJSPILE'S GREAT IN VENTION TOa WASHING AUD CLEAUSma In linrd or aof t viiter, WITIIOUT SOAI', and ulthout dancor to the llnoat fabrlc, 8AVi;S TIMK mitt UIIORAMA7.1NOtY, and ia rapidly comiog tnto general use. Sold bj all Ctocerit but beware of vlle counterfelta. Itt Brrnt succeta briogs out UanKroui Imltn tlnna, but PKAItLINU Ea the only aafo aiticle. Alwayabean tlie nanie of J aruea New York jTlielr SupfrlorUy llnnmtii.tr.ttn). Thetr Surre8 Witheut a Vnraltet Over 20 O0O ln d-illr oie. FIvh it(t MhIhI andH-v-ttn Sllv-r Aletlftla awarded for miwrlorlty. AuardmttheGnld Slednl at tbe Frf nch l'ivf rmnf nt WQ. Jhl 1 tbe aorond Ool-t .Medtl hh ardt d ntU-r com leltliye lfu Klth lemllnft inllk-neltirg niipnralna of the wtirld by the Frvnrli tiiivernnii.t. Tbey are Hflf-8hlm r'lHif' Siuat Iuulttr 1" ('rrauiUathrJnir DAVIS SWiTIc CHURN! Awartia nret l'n utl iim over all by ibe Ij.tb maiiokal Daikt FAtx.after coiiipt-llthe tetU. KHkhat to WniV, Kaaluat tu ClfMD, Mahs Mcst Butter, Alwnj. Itlulit biile l' Eureka Butter Worker ('onvenlent and rnplil. Ko danger of brenklng grala of tbe butter. A full Hne of lluttT Factorj Sui)Mn. 8end a poKtal for circular. Vermont Farrn Machlna Compauy, Pellows Fal's, Vt. SEEK hcaltli and avoid sickncss. Instead of feeling tircd and worn out, instead of aches and pains, wouldn't you rather fecl fresh and strong ? You can continue feeling miserable and good for no thing, and no one but your sclf can find fault.but if you are tired of that kind oflife, you can change it if you choose, How? I?y getting one bottle of IJuown' Ikon Hit TERS.and taking it rcgularly according to directions. Mansfield, OMo, Nov. .6, t8Si, Genllemen t 1 hav. tuffered with pam in my tlda .nd back, and zreat .orcnei. on my breait, with tlioot lng paln. all through iny body, at Undcd with great wcaltncii, deprc .lon of aplnL, .nd lo.. of .ppe tite. I hav. takcn .evtral differcnt medicinci.andwa.treatedbyprom. Incnt phy.ician. for my liver, Vld. neyl, andspleen.but 1 cotnorelief. 1 tnouglit 1 would try llrown'. Iron Jlittert t I hav. now takcn on. bottl. .nd a half and .m about wdl paln ln tid. and back all gone .oroneu all out of my breait, and I hav. a good appelite, and am galnlng In .trengtnand fleih. Itcan Juitly be calicu th.AiH MtJkintt, . JotlH K, Allknosk, Hrown's Ikon Uitters is composed oflroninsoluble form; Cinchona the grcat tonic, together with othcr standard rcmedies, making a remarkable non-alcoholic tonic, which will cure Dys pepsia, Indigestion, Malaria, Weakness, and relieve all Lung and Kidney diseascs, WILL CERTAINLY CURE Coughs, Colds, IIoarsciiCBS, Sore Throat, BronchitU, Influenza, Antb ma, Whooping Cougli, Croup, and every Affection cf the Throat, Imngs and Chest, inclndlnij Co immptlon. Bold by all DrnggiiU. S6B f WM, In yor own town. Tjm.and II ontot uuft.. Addrt.. II. U.uiT. C, CotUand, H: "MATURLS litMLDY.v The Omi Biooo Pumncitr COOLET CEEAMEBS ! T. II. HOSKINfl, AKtlcultnrnl Kdltor. I.Y1NO FAI.LOW. I'pelMi. and .pcnt. It Iie. tti. llve1onK day i No Hgn of llf. 1. tliera, nor leaf nor iiw.r Of gr.M, whlle wld. and j.wning eleft. .ppear Wltliln th hardrned fnrrowl of bakt ctay, Mke dry and thlr.tlng mouth. that op. to pray. On rlibrr .1 1.. tall fl-ld. of what iiprrar Thelr ta.Heled hMd. In .nn.hln. .trong and clear, With gold.n proml.. of tli. hat.r.t day. Jtb, plty for tbl. MU and lo.. I w. cry, Forgeltlng th.t to llv. ln.n flr.t tnu.t dle, Not kuoivlog th.t the pani. great aourc. of Ufe, wiitcli In tb. yellow antnmn blootn. .0 rlf., Rtlra with dnmh hnp. of futnr. hanre.t yleld Th. alumberout deptha of our WMlfl f.llow fjeld. K WoslilnKloii Icttfr. J. C. T., of Washington (Vt.), wrltea M (ollows : " Arfl sugar beets wortli M tnnch to feeil to fatlen eattle m the; are to fatten bogs 7 My wny is to boll them, topi and all, after washing them clean, and wben tlrey are tlone put ln enough meal to thicken them up wcll. Then take a ahorel and mtx It up white liot. Hogg wlll fatton much futer and better on that (ecd than they wlll on meal alon; bestdes tt dou't begin to take as much meal. "I havo trled eowlng tuperphosphate broadcut for corn and potatoes, and nould never see any bentfit, thongh perbapa I did not pnt on enough. But by putttng lt Ipto the hlll it eeemj to etatt tbe crop along with every indicatlon of a heavy crop, bnt lt don't seem to back lt up at th. lastend aa tt ought to. Now do you thlnk lt wonld be any benefit to corn or potatoca, where plios- phate alone was used aa a fertlllzer in about the usual amonnt ln the hill, to put on aa much more around the hlll just before hoe lng. Would lt be llkely tb Injure the atalks if lt came in contnctwtth them V I never heard of any one dolng 80, but I bave had both corn and potaloea look thrlfty and nlce at the ttme of hoeing, bnt the phosphate eeemed to gire out about that tlme, or soon after, and 1 have thought that perhapa asecond application might increase the crop os much aa the flrst ItEi'LY iiy TtiK KniTOit. Sugar beeta are just aa good to fatten cattle as to fatten bogi, and fixed the way J. C. T., doea it tliey will mako good beef, and make it fa-st. Ilia practlce on thls point we conalder per fectly aound. Aa to the phosphate matter, our friend gursied rlght the first tlme when he guased that be did not use enough, that la, if he used a good klnd. Thereare ktuda offered for rale which it would rutn a man to buy enough of to make a good crop of anythiug. Ilut when we buy wbat is called a good artificial fertllizer, lt is jnst aa well to know that lt costa about double what the 8ame value of stablo manure usually coatp, wbcn we can bny it at all. Therefore we have a standard by which we can know how much to use. A barrel of good phos phate costs from $5 to 0, which la about the price of a cord of manure. Now use just as many barrela of phosphate to the acre as you would use cords of manure, if yoa had it, and you may expect aa good a crop, with little or nothlng lift in tho ground for the next Eeason. Wben yon use thls quantity you need not be afrald to put lt on broadcast before the laat harrowlug. The roota of the corn or potatoea wlll fill all the ground, and mlghty little of the phos phate will escape. Aa you have to plow and barrow and plant and hoe and harrest about aa bard for a small crop aa a big one, it ia best to pnt on enough manure to gire the htter. That ia our experience, any way. Feed your land aa well aa you do your bogs, friend, and it will do aa well for you. The plan of making a srcond appli cation of phosphate at hoeing tlme ia good so far as it goes. It will not hurt the atalks. Qpcsllons About Vens. Z. E J. write. : 11 Wben I see the price of peaa of new and valuable varietiea set at 330 or more per bushel I have a notion that I could raise seed peas, but acknowledge that there are aome thinga about peaa that I do rfot know. Tberef ore I ask : Are peaa liable to mix Ifgrown near together ? At wbat distance apart ought tliey to be planted to ensure purlty of seed 'I I had several rarietiea last year, and thlnk of sowing thia year Iillsa' American Wonder, Department of Agricnltu'e American Wonder, Laxton's Supreme and Miunesota Marrow. Some new rarietltd are adrertlsed as a cross of two varieties, tberefore these questlona are asked." ItEI'LY nv TI1K Aamcui.TURAL Eiutok. There ia a doubt ln the miuda of botan lts and practlcal bybrldlzera whether gar den peaa will cross naturally, or " mix," aa lt ia called. it ia snppoaed tbat the pollen matures and the germ la fertilized, ln the pea, before the fbwer opens. Yet there are facta which seem to point to tbe natural crossing of the pea ln many caaes. Theae are explalned, by thoae who deny ita possi bllity, aa being natural varlations, indepen dent of crossing, or aa what gardeners call "sporta." We shall not uudertake to declde the point here. Artificial crosa-fertilizUIon in tbe pea, aa practlced by the bybridizers, is effected by openlng tbe (lower bud in its earlygrowth, before the pollen ia rlpe and removing the antbera. Thon the mature pollen from a flower of the propoaed male parent rariety Is applied, at the proper tlme, with a camel'a hair peucll to the etigma of the emasculated llower, thus effecting the deaired cross. As there la certaiuly only a small chance of a natural cross belug efloct ed, tt may be constdered practically safe to grow different varietlea side by eide in tbe garden. Yet where thls has been done there ccrtainly aeema to be more " sportlng " in the next year'a crop than when the varieties are kept separate. We have ourself Beparated one variety into tbree very distinct varietlea slmply by selecting and propagating from theaa so-callej "sports," but which wo be lieve to bave been natural crossea. Hen Manure. " A Farmer " of 1'lalufield, Vt., asks in regard to tbe viodut operantli in preparing ben manure as a fertllizer." Iie says he has thirty barrela or moie that he wants to make tnto phosphate ready for use for corn aud potatoes. In reply we may aay that really hen manure needa no preparation, ex. cept drying aud pulreriziug. It ia then a complete fertlllzer, and may be used tn the hlll, or broadcast, as deslred on any crop. We observe that, through the fault of the manufacturera malnly, farmers are getting to call all concentrated fertlllzera "phoa phatea." Most of the ao-called " phosphate." are mlxtures of phosphates with nltrogen. oua substancea and potasb aalta, ln fact, complete artificial fertillzors, contalnlng all tbe neceasary klnda of plant food. A true " phosphate " or " superphosphate " con tatna only phospbite of llinf, the super phosphate being the natural phosphate inade more eolublo by the additlon of tulphurlo acld. Ilut, us reutarked, the fertillzsra Bold as pbosphatea are cotnpounda of thls with other materlals. Uen manure la more properly a " guano " than a phosphate, tbe former name being applied to the drled dung of birds. Tha Peruvlan guano (which la now nearly used up) Ia the dung of sea-btrda collected upon the talanda of the rainlesa I'aclfio coasts of Sonth America. Aa these birda live exclu aively upon fiah, thelr dung la very rlch, and when drled and kept from moisture It makea the rioheat fertlllzer that baa ever been sold ln onr marketa. As hcus are fed upon all aorta of food, the value of thelr dung for fertillilng purpoaea variea greatly. Fed upon gratn and meat lt ia very rich, but fed upon potatoea lt la very poor. Thia is a rnle tbat applioa to all anl mal excrement, yet It la not aa well nnder- atood by farmera generally aa it ought to be. Ilut aa the urlno of fowla la a soft solld, and la volded with the other excrement (formlng the white surface teen upon lt), hen manure is, by eo mnch, better than other manure. And aa fowla, when at 11b erty, prefer Insecta and other animal food, and are In captlvlty generally well fed, hen manure has juatly the repute of being "rlch." It la common to compost lt In va rloua ways, bnt we never conld seo any bet ter way than to dry It, ponnd It up and sift lt, and nse lt just as we do a purchased fer tilizer. Land plaster may be be added to it to make it drler. Clear heu manure, drled and pnlverlzed, will average from a quarter to a half aa atrong aa a good " phoa pbate." Ilox and llarrcl Churns. Mr. 0. S. Iiliss has the following in the New York Examiner upon the above topio : "Tbe action of thecream in the end-over end barrel chnrn ia practically the same as in the box churn, with the additlon of rolllng motion from the sidea toward tho center every time either side of tbe barrel comes nnder. There ia thus a compound or mixing motion that tho box chnrn never glves the cream. Thia may seem a matter of small importance, and is ln fact one of thoae small thinga which even the venders of the barrel churns have never mentloned, If Indoed they have ever notlced it. I am satlsfied, however, that the barrel churn doea, nnder all clrcumatances, churn the butter out of the cream or mllk more completely than the box churn. My attontion waa first drawn to thls subject dnring tonao experl menta ln worklng butter ln the barrel"churn I had been acqualnted for many yeara with the box churn, but waa practically unac qnalnted with the barrel, thongh I had olten seen lt on cxhlbitlon and occasionally ln nse. I was astonished at the perf ect manner lu which the ungathered butter waa washed and salted slmply by the motion of tho churn, and I set myself to study out the 'why and wherefore.' I did not go far enough with the study to enable me to etate positively that such la the case, but I am satlsfied in my own miud tbat the butter- mllk produced by chnrnlng precisely the same quality of cream ln the barrel cburn will alwaya be found poorer than that pro duced in tbe box cburn that ia to say, there is lesa unchurned cream left in tbe buttermilk. I can account for thls ln only one way. Until the cream begina to 1 break ' there la alwaya a small amount of lt adher lng to the enda or perpendicular sectlons of the box churn. Thia portlon is not churned but goea into the buttermilk. Tbe form of the barrel cburn ia such that every part of the lnner surface of lt Is oubjected to a di rect pressuro of the tnasa at some time dur. lng every revolution sufiicient to rnb otf the cream which adherea to any part of it, so tbat tbe latter geta churned at the same tlme as the rest." From Aroostook. Our old friend, Itev. M. R. Keepof Aah land, Aroostook county, Malne, wrltes us that they are having a severe and snowy winter, with the streams, spring and wells very low. Treea of Mooer's Arctlc Plurn, a variety originatlng in Aroostook, and proving pretty hardy in northern Vermont, Mr. Keep aays were badly killed there last winter. Tbe wlnter-kllllng of treea in such a season la, however, not .couclutive agalnst their hardineaa in ordinary seaaona. Iu or chardlng, the Aroostook farmers are improv ing every year, and he thinka poars will suc ceed up to his locallty, latitude forty-seven degrees, where tbe Flemish Oeauty had done well. We find Clapp'a Favorlte, St. Gblslain and Onondaga, all bardier than Flemish Beauty on Lake Memphremagog, tLongh the latter doea falrly. Loat Natlon wbeat is making bread easy for the poor ln Aroostook, where cropa of forty buahels to the acre are not uncommon. Aa tbe rail road is now completed through the whole length of Aroostook, openlng tbat rlchest of all New England farmlng landa to the world, we thlnk Vermontera would do well to take a look at lt before golng to Dakota. The land ia better there than ln Dakota, and the forests are aa fine aa anywhere ou the continent five thousand square mllea of thia rlch territory awalt settlers In tbia magnificent valley. We are glad to see Mr. Tinkham come up honestly to tbe scratch and admlt that be had only a contingent promise from Governor Smlth to attend the meeting of the Dairymen'a associatlon. He aeema as mad at ua aa he waa when we inaulted the donkey, but there ls no need of it, nor of bls calllng bla venlal yet too common error " lying." It waa but a case of " hope as strong as certainty," yet lt was not " busi ness," and we venture to predict tbat he will not do lt agaln. Kemembering how for years be used to stick pius into hia able predecessor, he ought not to be so eaally led into the same faults of anger and bad language whtoh beset that gentleman aud caused bls fall. Aa to our " uursery," we assure Mr. Tinkham tbat we are not neg lectlng It, but at thls season we bava abun dant leisure to do a little prunlng else where, wben needed, and we don't Imaglne that the good governor ia going to be of fended at ns for making Mr. Tinkham clear him of tbe seeming fault of dlsre- speci lo me larmers. 119 ought to tbantc us, for we merely volced a general oplnion, and put the blame where lt belonged, on oui too previoua brother. Tnu Maiiuchutettt I'lovyhman (the paper cbargcd by the Ihmetltad with having its report of tbe so called "New England" fair pald for outof tbefundaof the society), telU ita readers that " to publlcly style a eo clety like the one which baa tbe U. B. commissiooer of agrlculture for ita preal detit the organlzation of cbarlatanry, la the helght of f ffrontery." The J'loughman cer taiuly ought to kuow pretty well wbat con stlvutea " the helght of effrontery." Noth lng can suipass a subsldlsed organ, in tbat directlou. " Wiikn," aaked tbe superintendent, flx lng his eve on the teacher ot tbe young la diea' Ilible olass, " when does a man most keenly and fully and oonscleutlously reaog nlze and realize bisowu utter nothingnesa V" And the youug man, who had led hlmself to tbe altar only two ahort weeka ago, bluahed palofully and aald, with falteriug volce, " When be'a belug tnarrled." Bur lington llawlryt. " Akk you the judge of reprobatea ? " asked Mrs, I'artingtou, as she walked into an olllca of a judge ot probate. " I am judge of probate," waa the rt-ply. " Well, that'a it, I expect," quoth tbe old lady. " You see my father dle J detested and be left several little Infldels, and I want to be thelr eieou tlonpr. WhtrHng l,rwltr. LET NOT YOUll UKAltT 1IK TltOUIII.KI). 1 know not now how itrong th. f.llh mn.t b., llowhlght i.oonrag. I ihall ooM lodlei llnt Jean. know.. who taaled UMh for m. 111. tandw love wlll all my want. .opply. Aton., my f alntlng beart and fleah wonld dread 1b. nr.t'. depth, th. valley'. awful gloomi nnt throngh thelr darknee. llf. tlwlf hi led IWaU)'. ihadow only llnger. .1 th. toinb. Te., Lord, tb. rtverknown thy pre.encewelli 1 cannot hld. thy foolprlnte with lu flowi And wImd th. rlelng wnter. round m. .well, Tb. .tone. of wltne.. 1 .ball ... below. Alone, my Mol would fly ln awlft dlomay, rrora llgbt nnvalled and perfect bollnea.1 Bnt 0 1 etceedlng fair I. IU array Thy htood It. cleanalng, thln. It. tlghteoueneae. Thnn art my refnge, thon my .nre repoM I Wbat, than, ther-s fmr. bnt ralthleu donbu of the., WboMhrtlng op led ,'aptlva all my foe. Who from th. atlng of death haat mad. ma fre. T It mmt b. that my feet ratut toneh tb. brtnk, rtefor. tb. ford of Jordan I dlacern nut all along tb. way ar. food .nd drlnk, And iteadraatly th. Ilghta of promlae bnrn. Thy itaff th. Klng of Terror. cannot hnke, " Nor helght nor depth " thln. own from th. dlvlde 1 To " fall aaleep .nd " In thy llkenea. wake," Tbla la aiy hope, dear Lord. for tbou haet dled. I)r. T. DolYltt Talmage's t'onresslou of Fallh. People all over the countrv. In the church and out of the cburch, are Dowtelllng what ther belleve and what they do not believe j so I suprxma my tnra haa come to tell what I believe. I can tell you In five mlnntea. I belleve ln God, the good, the kind, the loving, me just, tne lmiependeiu, the om nlpotent. I belleve in Jesua Chrlst, with a heart large enough to take the whole race ln his compaasion, and perhapa other worlda, for I do not know bnt that ho has done as much for other fpheres aa hn haa done for oura. I believe ln the IIolv Ghost, an importunlng, rlevating, sublimatlng, pur ifying, graclous perronage gentle aa the dove that aymbolized him at the bapti.m, and yet aa Intense aa the fiery tooguon which covered the heads of the disclplea at at the Pentecosl. I belleve in a sonl Im mortal, wlnged for eternal fllght, and hav lng free choice whether that fllght shall be upward or downward. I believe in a heaven built on so vast a scale that there is room for all anirelbood, all manhood, all womanhood, all chlldhood, and not a mon opoly for a few, but twelve gates for all. I believe ln a perdition, the abode of thoae are Boul-enicides, for God pushes no man off the preclpice. He jumps off. " O Ia rael, thon haat destroyed thyself I" You see, it is self-deatruction. If a man la in peril and there are twelve gatea wide open to let him out, and ho turna hla back on the twelve gates and jumps into the crater of a volcano, who is to blame ? Certainly not the ruau who swung open Ihe twelve gates. And if any man mlssea heaven it will not be God'a fault, but the fault of those who perlsh. " Ah, says some one, "how can a tnerciful God allow any suffering here after V" I will nnswer your questiou aa easny as you wiu answer mine. tVhydoes a merciful Gcd allow that good woman to marry a man wno maxes her me a hell on earth 7 How can a merciful God allow bad people in Ilrooklyn to prosper ln liealth while Kev. I)r. Budineton and lt v. l)r. Itockwell, men who speut thelr lives ln dolng gocd, die of cancer in the lace. luu answer my questlon and I wlll answer vourfl. Ynti tell ntn whv n. mer ciful God allowed sin to come into tbi world, then 1 will tell you why God leta suHeriug go into the nether world. I go on, and I say, I belleve in baptism, the water beautifnlly symbollc of u cleansing of the soul, and tbis whether the bright liquld drop from a woodeu cup, as when in holy me tne covenanters ot bcotlnnd sprinkled their cbildren among the hlghlanda, or whether the candldate have wbole Jordana roll over him. I belleve iu tbe kinir's ban quet, commonly called the Lord's Supper, and welcome to ita table all who acknowl edge allegiance to him, of whoso atonement the blood of the gospel Is efilcaclons. I be lieve in the Bible from lid to lid inspired, yet tbe sacred writera no more approve of some of tbe conduct described ln tbe Bible than Macaulay approvea of all the conduct ln England described in bis history, but a uiDieirom lia to Ild Inspired, not alwaya oa a precept, but sometlmea aa a history, yet the best book ever written by pen or printed by tvpe, tho foundatlon of happy homea and good governmenta, the book from which most other good booka have been beaten out aa one'llttle pieceof gold may be beaten into gold foil of almoat illimitable extension. I believe in the brotherhood of man ; all of one blood, all having the same rlghte, all made in the imageof God, and that he who inaults a man, however obscure, atrlkea in tbe face bls Maker.. Tbese cardinal truths I have beeu preacblng for twenty-five years, and I have no prospect of cbanging. I am all tbe more Indisposed to cbange because I have noticed that those who get off tlie track are like a rail traln off tbe track, tumbllog down the embankments ; they roll over and over from place to place, now one side, now the other. Now they wonder about thia, and now they wonder about that, and tbe most of them end in agnostic ism. Tbat ls, they do nct believe anythiug. That is generally the depot at which they fetcb up. They call lt progresa, and it is progress ; but it Ia progress into a bank of mud. The KIdk's Friend. We are a gay party, snmmeilDg among the hllls. Newcomers into tbe little board-ing-house where we, by reason of prior pos sesslon bold a klnd of sway, are apt to faro haruly at our hands unless they come up to our standard. We are not exacting ln the matter of clothea ; we are liberal on creeds, but we have no sblbboleths. And though we do not drown unlucky Ephraimttea, wbose tonguea make bad work with S's, I fear we are not quite kind to them; they never stay long, and so we go on having it much our own way. Week before last a mau appeared at dinner, of wbom our good little landlady said, deprecallugly, that he would stay only a few days. She knew by Instlnct that bis presence would not be agreeable to us. He was not ln tbe least an intruslve persou on the contrary, there wasasoitof mttte appeal to ourbumanity In the very exteut of bis qulet Inoffensive neaa; but hia whole atmosphere was utterlt unlnteresting. He waa untrained ln roar. ner, uwkwardly ill at esse lu the table roi' tine; and altogether, lt waa so uucomfortable to make any atteinpt to includd him In our clrcle that in a few dajs he waa ignored by every one, to a degree wblch waa neither courteoua nor Cbristlan. In all familiea there ia a leader. Oura ia a cbarming aud brilllani married woman, whose ready wit and never failiug spirits make her the best of cenler8 for a country party of pleasure seekera. Her keeu seuse of humor had not boen able entirely to spare thia unfortunate mau, whose attltudea and movementa were certainly at tlmea almoat Irresistlble. But oue morning aucli a change waa apparent in her manner toward him Ihat we all looked up iu suipriae. No more gracioua and gen tle greeting could she bave giveu him il he had beeu a prluce of royal line. Our aston lahment almoat passed bounds when we heard her continue with a kindly lnqulry after hia healtb, and uudeterred by hia tvf dmt readiness to launoh Into detailedsymp toms, llsten to him with the most respectful attentlon. Under tbe lnfluence of tbls new and sweet recognition bla plain and corn. mon face klndled into ometbing aluiost mauly aud ludividual. He had never be fore been spoken to by a Viell-bred aud ueauuiui woman. tve were soDerea, ln apite of ourselvea, by an indeflnable aome thlng ln her manner; and it was with sub dued whltpera that we crowded around her on tbe plszza, aud begged to know wbat it all meaut. It waa a rare thlug to see Mrs. hesltate for a reply. Tbe color rose la her face, and wltb a balf-nervoua atteinpt at a amile she finally aatd, " Well, giils, I sup lose you will laugh at me ; but tbe trulh ls, I beard tbat mau aay hia prayera thls morn ing. You know liia room ia next to mine, aud there ia a creat crack in the door. I beard him praylug thls morning for ten min utea just before bieakfast, aud 1 never heard eucli louos In my life. 1 don't pieteud to be religlous, but I must own lt waa a wonder ful thlug to bear a man talkiug with God aa he did. And wheu I saw him at table 1 felt aa lf I were lookiug ln tbe face of aotne one who had just oome outof the preaenco ot the Klng of klnga, and had tha very alr of beaven about him. I oan't help what ths reat of you do or aay, I shall alwaya havo the same feeling whenever I aee him." There waa a magnetlo earneatneaa In her tone and look which wo all felt, and which fome of ua -wlll never forget. Durlng the few remalnlng daya of bla stay with ua that untntored, unlntereatlng, stupld man knew no lack of conrtesy at our hands. Wo wero tho better for his horoely presence; unawarea he mlnistered unto ua. When wo knew that ho came dlrectly from apeak lng to the Masler to apeak to ua we felt that he waa groaterthan we, aud we remembered that lt la written, " If any man serve me him wlll my Father honor." Ckriitmn lnion. . Too Chcap. A preacher of the gopl had gone down Into a coal mine, durlng tho noon-hohr, to tell tbe mtners of that grace and truth which came by Jesua Chriat. After lelling them the slmple atory of God'a love to loat ainnera man'a state and God'a remedy, a full and free aalvatlon offered -the tlme came for the men to resume work, and tbe preacher came back to tho world agaln. Meeting the foreman, he asked him what he thought of God'a way of salvatlon. The manreplleds "On, it ia too cheapj I can not belleve in such a rellglon aa that." Withont an immedlate answer to hla re mark, the preacher asked: "How do you get out outof thia place 7" ' Slmply by getting into the cage," waa the reply. " And doea lt take long to get to the top V" " Oh, no, only a few aeconda." " Well, that certainly ia very aimple and eaay. But do you not need to help raUe yourself ?" aald the preacher. " Of conr-e not," replled the mlner. " Aa I have aald, you have nothlng to do but get 1& the cage." " But what about the pi-ople who sunlc the shaft and perfrctt'd all thia arrangement 7 Waa there much labor or exp;nse about It7" "In deed, ye.i, that was a laborlona and expen lve work. The abatt ia eighteen hundred feet deip, aud it waa snnk at great eoat to the proprietor, but lt ls our only way out, and without It we ehould never be abln to get to the rurface." "Just so. And when God'a Word tclls you that whosoever be lieveth on the Son of God halh everiastlng life, you at ouce ssy, 1 Too cheap, too cheap,' forgetting that God's work to bring you and otbers out of the pit of destructlon and death waa accomplished at a vast cost, tbe prico beiug the death of hia own Son." Men talk about tho "help of Cbrist" In their salvatlon that if they do their pr.rt Chrlst will do his, forgetting, or not seeing, that tho Lord Jesua Cbrist by hlmself purged our sins, and that the part is but to accept wum uaa ueeuuoue. of. ,ouij -"rejojffrian, Loiie aud Short Sermons. A writer lu the London Inquirir thlnks important subjecta are not to be treated in twenty-mlnuto seimons: "The complalnt ia oflen made that the preacher'a sermona are too long. It ia aked in a tone tbat la iutended to be Irresistlble, How ia lt to be expected that people cau kecp up thelr ln tereat and atteutkn for the length ol tlme preacbera generally occupy 7' And thia comes not seldotn from the very persona who wlll listen for an hour and a half to the Batne epeakera at political meetings, and about out, ' Go on I' when the t paaker begtna to api log'zi for the amount of time ho la taking up. And that ailly phrase aa to tbe proper length of a sermon la quoted from some Lord Noodle or other, that ' twenty minutes waa loucr euonch. with a leanlncr to mercy.' We thought of thia ellljism the other day, when we came across Bome strong headed grumblera from the opposite side of vlew. It waa sald to us that ' our minlster never preachea long enough todeal with any important aubject thoroughly he always leaves bis tale balf told, and we should like him to dlscuss thorougbly the subject be takes up.' And from what we anow oi tnis case as a typical one, we really thlnk lt was a far mora sensible trrumble ' than most of those indulged in with respect to preachers and preaching. We are afraid that the wish to please, not the earnestpart of bls congregation, but tbe conventional and f rivclous, in the matter of the length of tutj sermon naa iea many a minister to con tract a fragmentary atate of mind, which in due couiae of time has become incapable of cuutinuous mougni on any given luoject. l'rofanlty. Vast effort and much tlme are devoted to the temperacce cause. Grand reaults have been altalned in thia work, and we etlll Im plore tbe divine blessing upon every true ef tort put forth to crush the Insidlous mon. ater. But wbile many a heart quakea at the wlne-cup'a glow, how ofteu the fcolisb, wicKen oam ls passeu unbeeded ly I Uom paratively little ia thought cf it. Many an activo temperance worker is not arrested by that frightful sound, but rushes on to hia reform club where he discouraea both long aud loudly upon the evila of Klng AIcohoF, not for a moruent realizing that he haa just pataed, unheeded, the widest gate-way his loe in quesiion ever naa opened ior hia ad mlttance. Numberlesa efforta have been iu strumental in stavinc tbe linuor tratUc. but what oue publio attempt haa been made to stay the daugeroua foe, profaully I If a hu man being libelit his neighbor, our law pro videa for tbe cffcnce, yet tho name of the noiy aud just uue may be contlnually de famed without rebuke. God'a name caunot be impalred, though poliuted llps breathe cutaes upon lt ; yet he v. ho sald, " Thou bhalt notkill," aald first, "Thou shalt not take tbe name the Lird thy God invain." While we believe something should be donoopenly to crush tbis evil, much more can be done by domestic effort. Lt every parent, brother and sister trample upon the serpent, that its ueauiy rangs poison not mosesurrouuued by meir initueuce. Morning Slar. Faith and Love. " Iu a Snanlah cetueterv naar Sevllle..1 says Lady llerbert in her book of travels, " there la a marble cross with thia slmple luscription : ' I belleve in God ; I hope for God; I love Gjd.' It marks the grave of a boy who was to feeble In intellect that he could learn uothiug from those who taugbt him savd tbe.e words. He lalored for the abbots, aud wheu he came in from the field would go into the sauctuary and reraain on hla kueea for hourv, repeating theee words over and over again : I believe in God ; I hope for God; 1 love Gcd.' One day he waa misaiiig ; they went to hla cell aud fouud him drad on the slraw. with hla handa jolned and an expro-sion of tbe satnu ifc eilable peaceandjciy they had retnarked Va nia lace wnen in me cuurcn. ihey burled him iu hia quiet cemetery, and tbe abbot caubed theae words to be craven on his crosa. Soou a lily waa sien fljweriog by tbe grave. me grave waa opened, aud tbe root of the llower waa found in the beart of tbe orpban boy." Setlllng It, A veuerable lululster, wltb compaasiouate earuestueas, once preached a aermonupin eternal punUhment. On the next day aoiuo llioughtless meu agreeu tbat one of their iiumber Bhou'd go to him, and, if posslble. draw him into discussicn. lli went accord- Ingly, aud began the converaatlon, aajlng, " 1 belleve there ia a emall dispute between you and me, and I thought that I would call tbis morning aud try to settle it." An r saia me gooii tnau, wuat la lt I " Why," he retlled, "vou eay that the woe of the finally impenitent will be eternal, and I do not thlnk it w ill." " Oh, lf that is all," he anawered, " there la no dispute betweeu you aud me, If you turn to Mat- thew xxv : 20, you will find that the dispute ia betweeu you and the Lord Jesua Chrlst, and I advl.e you to go and settle it with him." Silecled. Gooii humor ia the clear blue sky of the soul, on which every star ot talent will shine more clearly, and the suu of genlua encouuter no vapora in Its paaaage, It la the most exquisite beauty ot the fine face, a redeemlng grace lu a homely oue. It ia llaethe green in the landbcape,barmonlziug wltll every color, mellowing the glorlts of the bright aud softeulug tbe bua ot the datk ; like a ilute In a fulfchorus of iuatru menta, a sound not at first dlacovered by the ear, yet filling up the breaka in tbe concord with Ita deep melody. Selected. A oooi) consclence Ia the palace of Chriat the teiuple of the Holy (iboot ; tbe paradise of delight ; the atauding Sabbatb of the salnta. St, A uyuitine. Onk great nd of preaching and tea?hing is lo inntruot men in their dutiea. TtlltEE I.AUUIES. 0 Mllor. .alltng north, Wher. th. wlld whlt. aurge. roar, And Berc. wlnd. and .trong wlnd. niow down from Labrador llave yoa .en my thre. hrav. laddle., My merry, red-cheekedladdle.i Tbrao bold, adventuron. laddle., On from. tempeatuous .hor.Y O aallor. ..Illng .onth, Wber. tb. ee.. ar. calm and blu., And llght clond. and noft clouda Ar.floatlngOTer yon, Bay, hav. yoa een my laddle., My three bright, wloiom. laddle., My brown-halred, amlllDg laddle., With heart. .0 leal and trn.f 0 r.llora aalllng eaat, A.k tb. ana galli aweeplng by O Mllor. aalllng weet, Alk tb. e.glen aoarlng hlgh. If they b.v. aeen my Uddle., My car.lefl, heedlex. laddle., Three dehonalr young laddle., ' Beneauithwld.,wkl..kyf 0 aallon, lf yoa flnd them Tray and them b.ck to mt Ior them the wlnd. go rlghlng Throngh every m.pl. tree For tbeee three wanderlng laddle., My lenderhright-eyed laddle., Tbe langbter-Iovlng laddiei, Wbom they no longer fr-e. Tbere are thre. men who lov. me, Three men with bearded llp. Dutobt y. gallant.llor. Wbo aall th. aea ln rbtpa ln elf-l.nd, or In clond-land, Or on th. dreamland rhore, Ca. yon flndth. little laddle. Wbom I can flnd no more? Tbree n,ulet, tbougbtfnl Uddle., Thre. merry, wtnflome laddle., Thre. rolllcklng. frollcklng l.ddle.. On any far'tff.hore? Julia C. Jt, Derr, The Jtother of Pctcr the Grcat. The early hlatory of the llnsslan emplre ia the history of a barbarous people. Many of their nrlncea were monsters of Inlnultv. and ln thelr annala we find atrocitiea that are not surpassed in human hlatory. For centuriea, even after the bloody and norrible psganlsm of ita early daya had glven place to nomlnal Chrlatianlty, the hlatory of the royal family of Kii'sia makea ua blush for our common numanuy. lne aeadiy pas aions. sensualitv. ambition, avarice and re. venee, were rampant in tbe palacea, and gave little place for tbe sweet ailectlona that make bome nappv and life desirable. It ls pleasant, however, to discover now and then a blt of romance or a touch of finer feeling which assures us that these fierce and haugbty rulera had hearta ln their mail-clad bosoms, and that avarice and ambition were not alwaya the rullng passlons. Alexla Michalovilz waa the son of Mi chael Ilomanoff, the first aovereign of the present royal family of Russia. Alexis came to the throne ln 1015, and waa soon dlstingulshed, no lesa for the wisdom and moderation with which he governed his people, than for his bravery and snccesa in war. HelyiDg on the affeetion of his aub- jects, ne was acccuatomed to mingie ireeiy witn tnem ; ior the sovereign mat ia vt loved needa no bodv-guard to attend him One day he made an unceremonioua call on his prime minister Metreoff, and noticing that tbe table waa spread, he said, " My dear Metreoff, your Bupper looka inviting. Will you permit me to remain and partake with you The minister, greatly flattered by anch a remarkable token of his mastet'a confidence, expresaed hia gratitude and delight, and propobed to inform hia wife, that she might Do sultaoly dresaed Ior me royal pres ence. Tbe czar declared be would re main only on the couditlon that nothing snould be cnanged and tbat tbe lamlly abould come to the table without being in formed of bla presence. At the usual honr, the wife of Metreoff, with their aon and a beautiful young lady, entered the room. Thev were talklntr and laugbing in all the freedom of their pleas ant bome lite. bnt when thev saw their au guat vialtor, already aeated at the table, their pleasure was only equaled by tneir asionisC' ment. They bowed low in respectful salu' tatlon, and very graciously the czar retumed thelr courtesy, inaiating that they should eeat themaelvea, and that the meal abonld be aa unceremonioua aa usual. Trembline under the honor conferred bv thelr master'a condefcenslo., they obeyed, aad the maiden blushed rosy red aa a glance from under her downcast lida revealed the look of admlratlon with which the czar re- garded her. He appeared to enloy the nov- elty of hia situation, and without armed guarda or liveried servanta, he ate bla supper witn saiety and sausiacuou. After tbe ladiea had retired, Alexla re- marked to hia minister, " I was not aware that your house was blessed with a daughter of auch extraorlinary beauty." Bowing low, Metreoff replied, "Your majesty must not bo deceived. Thls young lady is the daughter of the llaron Nariskin, wno lives in a dlstaut provlnce on bis own estate. He ia too poor to have a home ln the capltal, therefore he has entrusted his beautiful daughter to us, that ahe may be educated ln a manner sultable to ber ranfc Your majesty wlll believe me, we love her as If she were our own, for she ia gifted and good aa she is fair, and we bope in due time to see uer nonoraoiy Beuied. " My good Metreolf," sald the czar, with a sraile, the careof a young lady of such un uaual charma ia no light task. How many auitors have you already for her hand 1" "No one oa yet, my llege, for her face haa not been seen in public, and ahe bega to coutinue her studiea in the convent yet another year. Indeed, we feel In no hurry to briu'g her out, for there ia a dilficully ln the way. Her father can glve her nodowry, and we dread tbat ahe shall feel tbe allghts in society which poverty often briogs ou the most beautlfnl and the most de.-erving." Siniliog, and apparently well-pleased with hia visit, the czir took bls leave. A few dajs later, Metreoff waa sunimoned to a pri vate interview at tbe palace, and hia royal master informed hlrn that he bad found a suiUblrt husband for the fair Natalle Naris kin. The grateful minister tried to tliank him, but Alexia went on, " He ls a gentle man by birtb, and hopes to make bimsolf worthy of her love. Iie is so rich that he does not care about her lack of inouey." And with sotnetnlog like a blush on hla dark baudaome face, be continued: "Hd lovea her, and believes she will bring the bet dowry to her busband's home." Ouite bewlldered, Metrecff beetred to know the namo of tbia aultor. " Tell her, my good Metreoff, lt ia Alexla Michalovilz who offera ber not only hia dia- dem but his heart, and bega that ahe will make bim happy by her love." Tben tbe aatouished and tremblmg min ister fell at his master'a feet, and beaougbt bim wilh teara not to thlnk of a marrlaee so far beneath him. He reiniuded bim tbat the hlrheat and richest of the noblea were ambltioua of thia alllauce, and ehowed him the danger that their mortificatlon and dla appointmeut would be avenged, not only on the Inuocent Natalle, but tbat tbey would flnd meana to rulu hlmself and bis family. " Am I the ruler of tbls rcalm 7" cried Alexia f corufully, " aud am I to be deprivrd of a right that the uieanest ot my subjfcts enjoy 7 I will wed Natalle Nariskin, and woe to him who llfla a Dnger agalnst ber, or sgainst you I" Hudinc buu lnllexlbie. filetreott beaoucht him that according to tbe custom of the country hia choice might be made in pub lic. lo tbla the crir couseuted, and a proc lamatiou waa immedlately aeut through the realm that the marriageable daughtera ot the noblea were invited to osaemble at the royal palace in Mcacow, that the czar might choose from among them the one wbom be regarded aa worthy to wear the royal dia dem ot Huasla. Iu anawer to thia proclamation slxtv vouuf? ladles. from the hiphest familiea. iu. aembTed at the palace, oa the guesta of the royal maater. Tbe whole clty waa atlrred, for the chooslng of tbe czarina waa au erent of national Importance. Tbe young ladiea were eutertalned by balls, masqueradea, and every form ofsocial amusemeut, and Alexia, layiug aalda tbe dlgnity aud etiquette of bis Btatlou, lnlugled ln their sporta and pleas ures. Courteoua to all, he gave no bint of bla choice. We may Imaglne what ambl tioua hopea, what bltter jealouaiea agltated tbe hearta ot theae ladiea as the dav drew near for bls declaion. Among tbe crowd ot jeweled beauties that epread thelr charma before their aovereign, Natalle Narlakln waa little notlced. There were some who looked with panga ot envy on her beautiful face, but abe waa so young, so inodest, und kept ao in the background, that no one feared her aa a rival. On the morning appointed for the czar'a decialon, the ladiea were assemblcd ln one ot the spaclous taloons of thepalac, where thev awalte d the arrlval of the grand cham berlaln, whoso duty it waa, according to the establlshed custom, to Invest the future czarina with the inslgnia of her rank. All eyea were fixed on the great door, and wben it opened, and the augnst ofilcial entered, many fair faces grew pale, and many hearta beat bard nnder the jeweled bodlces. He waa followed by attendants, bearlng the er mine mantle and the royal dladem. He east a t earching glance over the awe-alrnck group, who waitcd allently for tha revelation that waa to make one of thelr number the mls treaa of the emplre, then he advanced to Natalle Nariskin, and, Investlng her with tbe mantle and the crown, with uncovered head, he knelt before her, and aalnted her aa the ernpress of Ilnsaia. Then all her companlona prostrated tbemaeives before ber, some with bltter mortificatlon, with amothered hatred and envy, and the hope of future revenge ; some with real admlratlon and jny that tho hlgh pnsitlon had fallen to one bo beautiful and sweet. Alexia never had occoslon to repent hia choice of a wife. The Czarina Natalie waa no less renowned for wisdom, purlty, and devotion to ber family and people, than for her beauty and grace. She Dlled her hlgh statlon with anch dlgnity and gentlenees that (he bafiled tbe hatred that pnrsned ber, or cbanged her enemlts to friends. She waa tho mother of i'eter the Great, and lt la said that from her he inh"rited the qoalltiea that made him the wondertul man be waa. Hla country juatly veneratea hla name, for it la ls sald, " no other man ever did so much for a natlon as he for Russia ; " and hla molher La still mentioned with gratitude and affection. SeUcled. An Old-Faahloned Lyccnm Lfctnre. Reader, didst ever deliver a lecture at a country " Iyccum 7" If bo, read the follow ing. It ls gocd. " We have been there." Mra. Brown, having a lecture upon the I'arthenon, was Invited tn deliver lt before tho lycetim of Walnutvllle. Knowing of Walnutville only that it was fifteen mllea from a railroad, Mr8. Brown suggested a more popular tuhject. No, Walnutville nanted the Parthenon. At the statlon named ln the letter of dleclion Mrs. Brown taw a stage, and soon ita driver sald: " Iie you the lecturer for Walnutvllle 7" " Yes." " Wa'al, glt rlght ln, and you haln't no need to pay no faro neither, for I'm thecom mit'ee that wrote you." .Mrs. Brown waa the only possenger, and the driver cheered the long and lonely way by telllng he'r, " Folka waa thinkln' a Bight about seeln' on her, lota on 'em remem beiin' her grandsir." They were only four honrsonthe road, and when the time for the lecture came Mra. Brown waa escorted to the hall by theaamegentleman. Onthe way he exhorted her to speak up, and not be like "them Methodist wimmen, who mumbled so folka did not know when to say Ilal lelujah.' " The hall, an unpainted building, conslsted of a great room wltb an enormoua outalde door openlng dlrectly into it. There were aeata against the wall upon the two sidea, which the Btage-driver explained aa being the place where " the old men sot town meetln' day." The people who were In their Beats turned round and gazed at Mrc. Brown whlle she took off ber wrapa and put on her glovea. Telling her escort she waa ready, he Baid he " warn't a-golu' upon that rooa trum to make a fool of hlmself ; the minis ter had got to do that." While waiting for tbe minister, and en during tho staring of the audience, Mra. Brown diverted her mind by wondering wby a row of mn were seited at the back of the platform. Finally curiosity conquered. " What are those men up there for 7" "Them 7 Why, tbey're the Walnutville brasa band, and they're goin' to play. Don't thev have no banda where you come from 7" Fortnnately Mr. Soow, tbe minister, ap peared then, and Mra. Brown trailed meekly up the aiale after bim. Obedient to hia geature, Bhe sat down, and he said, " We will unite in prayer." That exercise disposed of, Mr. Snow pro ceeded : " The Walnutville braaa band will favor ua with ' Columbia, the gem of the ocean.' " Tbe performanco waa atunning, deafen ing; but before breath or hearlng could be regained the agile clergyman waa on hla feet : " The chorister of the Baptlst church will now delight the audience with a song 'There'a a good tlme coming, boya;walta little longer.' " The cboriater walked alowly to tbe atepa of the platform, and waited, lookiDg severely at Mr. Snow. " I forgot to say," ahouted the much af flicted man, " that he will be accompanled by his daughter ou an Eatey Instrument." Then the father and daughter mounted the stage, the organ waa wheeled Into ita placp, and the performers bad a good tlme, if cobody else did. The audience waa indlfferent to analarm ing dezree, looklng at Mrs. Brown like scorea of duplicates ot the goddeES I'asht, who slts and glarea at people in the Britlab Museum. Again Mr. Snow : " Mra. Brown will now read ua a ptece on the Parthenon." Mrs. Brown stepped to the front, and, amid a stillneaa so profound tbat she could hear the breathicg ot persons near her, read her piece. It took an hour, and during all that tlme the deatb-hke quiet waa broken but once ; and then a boy who had climbed up on the outalde and peeped in at a wln dow informed hia cotnpaoiona in a hoarso whisper that "she warn't no great to look at, anyhow." Not a band atlrred nor even an eyelid moved when tbe Parthenou waa ended ; but Mr. Suow allowed no time for embarraasment, for be waa at once on his feet i " Tho chorister of the Methodist cburch will ing ' Rocked in the cradle of the deep.' He wlll accompany hlmself." The aame masterly indifference while the Methodist chorister rocked hlmself vlolently backward and forward, and whila he was wipitig hla bealed brow after he had returned to hla seat. But indefatigabla Mr. Snow knew no wearlues : " The band will again delight ua with 1 Marching through Georgia.' " " IUrk I from the toraba," would have sulted the temper of the audience equally aa well to all appearacce, better. Finally, the minister concluded : " These exerciaea wlll olose with a bene- dictiou." He had hardly epoken ita last words wheu the stago-driver ebouted : "Here, marni, ia the money we'ra took. You can lake your pay out on'U" Mrs. Brown, not accuatomed to approvlng herself, declarea aha rose to that occaaioD, for she turned all the money into her pocket haudkeichief. and told him bhe wou'd settla on her way to the traln. Oue or two people wa'ked soiemuiy up to ner, nmpiy snoox ber haud, and sald, plalutlvely, " 'e bava enjvjed your lecture, but with thesaexcep tiaus the awful sllence waa not diaturbed. To tbis dty Mra. Brown la iu doubt If tbey think the Paulheuon an improved eewlng machlue or a new kind ot hay apreader. llarptr't Slagaxine for March, He Dldn't Care for Glory. A Frcnch actor, uatned Hyaclnthe, once illustrated the sayiug, " Tha better part of valor ia dlacretlou." It waa in the daya ot June, aud a company of the National uuard, ot whtcu nyacinme waa a aergeant, waa eugaging a body ot insurgenU behind a barrlcade the other end ot a short street. One ot the insurgenta in partlcular, from a corner of tbe barricade, waa making remark- ably enectlve practlce on me aaaallanta. At that moment came up a general. " We must cet bim to exposa hlmself," said the general. " Uae ol you must cutnoer up on top the btrrlcade. -Then, when our friend at the other end of the street shows hlmself to take alm, two or threa of you fetch him down. Up with yon, sergeant I" " Beg your pardon, General, but, perhapa you see, au Insigniflcant non-oomuilssloned olHoer like myself tuay bave uo attractlrn for bim. ilut a handsome, dlstingulshed man like you, In tbat atyli.b aud btcotnlng uulform, be'd ba more than mortal if he could resist the temptatloul 111 lend you a hand, General I" Dit. Wm. A. 11ammo.ni) finda overheated apartmeuta to be a poteut cauaa ot uorvoua irrltability. It wo would preaerve our amiabillty and our trarjquillty ot mlud we should live lu well-ventllattd rooma kept at a temperature of about slxty-flve degreea.