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MONTELIER.VT. Offloe in the Itrick Bmd of Httte Street. tiimr: $1 At if pid v dvnce; otherwise. - . prmitt may tud by mail or otherwi lo 1. B. WHEEIAX K. Editor and Proprietor. Tt FKKKMAX,1Dder the recent Uw of ConirreM clrrwIMrT free iiAbairtaii Couoty. Oo all papers mut ouUi4 vtfunxUm County, the potur ia raid br tbe pub.-"1, the office in Montpeller. TEI FOR ADVERTISING. 1 ..r ..., --t-iarfit l. !i!i.. !!- i.l W,te t, ti rt.-i' , 41 I, H.h.'.Ml iii4.-rn .u. ji ..f, I' ili-if. tu iimitlMT ut I'imtii..!) are iii.rk.- l '., tliu a'l.-.-r'iK.-mft,! it will be -.-ntmiKfl utilil ..rl.-rej .,i,t l.i'.T"! .Iw.-.nint mule tu iue. ru.ml.-t au.l .juier adver tutitijr hj tbe year. l'robate and ('iiinmleeiouera' Notice. J ui. F-r Notice ..f UlHrjlmn, Kx'raya. the F..r!nall..n a-i.l IiimmiIih i.-ii itt t:t, i.arMier.lnii).. ite., 41 i", ..,-, f.,r itiree liiHertl'.Qft. U aeul by wall tbe uii.bey mint ai--i ompaii tlie letter. Yitli-ea In new. eoliifiitiR.lneent .er Uti- e.n b iiteer tluu. but no rbarirea tuatle ul !eathau Wilful,. N .tteea of Deatt.a nd Marrimpa tfiserte.1 irati but nttiiill Obituary Xi.tlrea of l'uetry am be ibuirea al tiie. rate ut 6 icuta er hue. VOL. XXXIX. MONTPELIEK, YT., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 1882. NO. 33. &hc freeman. HONTPELKB. VT. WEDNESDAY, AUG. 16. 1882. To Our Youth Again. In a former letter I urged you to seek thorough mental training on the ground that there was a great and Increasing demand for vigorous thinkers in our land, and that tbe eyes of the people, east, west north and south, are turned toward New England for a supply. There are other and more weighty reasons urging upon yon the same effort lor culture. Wo need not only cnergotio thinkers, but those loyal to truth and righteousness. The country needs more conscience as well as more culture. There is a ringing call for men and women imbued with the spirit of reformer!. Thore are yot wrongs and abuses (thank God we have corrected some) which will inevitably work our ruin unless they are checked and put from us. We noed bold, stalwart men who arc not afraid of evil though intrenchod behind iho dominant social or political power, or cvon seated up ju the throno of royalty. ' .Isii who cau stand befoni a (leinair.itdie. And tlamu Ills treaeliopmi llalterioa witlimil uiiikititr; Tail inpu.fliiu-LTuwiiod, wlio livo above tbo foa- In eubllcdiity, anil ju irivato tuiukiUK-" There are many circuuistancessurround ing us hero which are calculated to pro duce men of moral liber and rugged manhood. We are removed from the giddy whirl of businoss and ploasuro in which men are consuuiod, body und soul, in our largo cities. Great men have boon born and reared in crowded cities; but the great mass of illustrious men, who have won tbo first rank among their follows, havo been country brod. This is specially noticeablo so far as great reformers and sturdy moralists are concerned. Ia Bible history let Elijah, Moses, and John tho Baptist witness to this fact. Mosos, though roarod in court, spent forty years among the mountains and in the ilosert, leading a shepherd's life, bofore ho was fitted for the great work which has given him such an enduring name among nion. S3 Luther and Zwinyli, Edwards and Garrison were men reared among the mountains. It Is not a mere fancy that men partake some what of their surroundings, and become morally like what is noarest to them. No grander plnco to produce men than tho natural surroundings of New England; and she has produced a generous progeny of worthies. Thore is reason in all this. A child of the mountains is much with drawn from men, and is in communion with nature and nature's God. Thus contemplative habits are formed. One thinks for himself, and by himself, and becomes independent in his thinking and in his convictions. Again the country furnishes an opportunity to commune with God through his works. Many a farmer's lad among the hills of Now England, taught to fear nothing save God, aud to yield to no will save the divino has turned aside among the crags and mountains and in some cleft of the rock seen the Almighty pass in his chariot of cloud, riding in awful majesty upon tbo wings of the wind just as really as Elijah saw his power in tho olden time standing at the cave's mouth npon Horcb. And then after the storm in the twilight of the evening, when tho clouds are gone, in the noiy quiet 01 a unrisuan nomo, oy a father's reverent prayer, or a mother's tender pleading at the mercy seat, he has been led to see a God of infinite love nod mercy, even as be saw upon tho mountain a God of infinite power and glory. And to the still, small voice all that is strongest and holiest in Iiim has yielded. All these surroundings have conspired to produce men of character here among tho hills of Vermont. Thoso men tho world wants and our country imperatively needs. Training and culture will bring out and develop thoso men and wouion from our own farms and li resides, if only tliny can be stimulated to seek tho proper culture in the opportune time. Remember this. young friends; God has not givon us the grandeur of tho niountains.tho plenty of the valloys, and llio inspiration of heroic and Godly ancestors without putting upon us a very grave responsibility, lie, as woll as the nation, looks to us lor great things; shall we not bestir ourselves to meet the jnst and natural claim that is upon us? All this by way of enforcing the thought that there is a present, pressing demand upon you to be ready and well furnished when the exigencies of our nation and the voice of God shall call you to a lifo of vigorous and heroic activity. At some future date I will write in a more practical manner concerning tho liow of this work of mental training. Yours for every good work Sunday School Lesson Notes. nr nicv. J. o. SHEK1IUKN. An. 2uta: The WU ked Husbandmen-Mark U:l-H. Christ bad not done with the Jewish leaders when ho had silenced them by his question eoncorning John tho Baptist. Becoming, by clearest right, mastor of tho situation, be utters three most telling parables, in each of which the wickod refusal of tho Jews to receive him is visi- bly set forth. Nono of his parables more perfectly Dtted the case they woro moant to representor woro moro simple andoasy of application than these. Tbe Jews could not fail lo understand their meaning at once. Tho two others aro tho parable of the two sons, and that of tho marriage of the king's son. In tho one now before us Christ uses an old prophetic parable as the basis of bis utteraneos. The song of Isaiah: "My well beloved hath a vineyard in a very fruitful hill," (Isa. 5:2), was. ono well known among the Jews. Also several other cases where tho same figure is used lo represent tho position of the Jews both by Isaiah and Jerimeah. Christ simply olotbes anew, this old frame-work of illus tration. The literal of this parable might probably be found in almost any Judean town in the time of Christ. A man Invests in land suitable fur vine culture; ho inclos es the Und, erects tho uecossary buildlogs for the proccasoa of wine-making, builds a high tower in some part or tho field, from which the approach of any Arab bands from the desert may be noted; and having put tho property in shape so that it is ready to bring a good return ho rents it lo some laborer who is to return to the owner a given share of the products. This Is a primitive and simple kind of tenantry which has, in one form or another, been practiced all tbe world over, from the earliest times. It is a case where the rights of ths parties are clearly understood. Tho owner is entitled to a certain share of tho products sinoe he has provided the capital for tbe business, and the laborer to his share, since the toil of seouring the product has been his. It was only natural that when the wine -making season was over the owner of tbe vineyard should send his agent for tho share of the product belonging to him. Tho fact that the owner is represented as sending rtgain and again may not bo en tirely consistent with the general conduct of men when their rights are refused them, but it shows the mercy and long suffering of the Divine proprietor of all things. The abuse offered to those who camo in the husbandman's name was really otrrcd to him, and the spirit prompting it was one of want on opposition lo that which is hc knowledgod to bo right and just. Tho picluro is a vivid ono; it holds up tho his tory of tho past, faithfully representing; the conduct of the Jewish pooplo under tho old prophetic dispensation; it also holds tbe mirror to the present, showing tho Scribes atd rulers tbcmsolves tho ma lignant and murderous disposition which controlled them. It also.drcw a side the curtain iroui tho future, and showed the awful doom awaiting tho favored but re bellious peoplo of Israel. What moro viv id portraiture of the secret plottings of tho Jews against Christ could bo given, than that which tho 7th., verso affords!. They said "among thomselves."t This is tho heir, como let us kill him and the in inheritance shall bo ours." Tho applica tion of tho parable was perceived and only tho crowds that favored Christ kept the .Tows from ending tho lifo of tho son of man at once. The eighth verse contains a manifest prophesy concerning the man ner of ohrist's death. Matthew reverses the clauses, and says. "They cast him out of the vineyard and slew him." This exactly fits tho action of tho Jews, who not only denied to Christ the plaoo that was his by right, but cast him out from among his people turning him over to the Romans, and leading him out of the holy city to put him to death. To the question of the 9th verse; "What therefore will the lord of the vineyard do?'' Matthew makes the Jews thomselvcs answer, say ing, "lie will miserably dostroy thoso wicked men and will let out his vinoyard to other husbandmen. This would be only a natural answer for all right think ing men. But it is more natural to think that Mark and Luke are in the right whon they put tho answer in the mouth of our Lord. The Jews would hardly havo con demned themsolves, In language which re fers to them. The; answer, he will miser ably destroy those wioked men, would hardly have been given by those who Baw that he spake against them. Christ next asks them a question concerning a particu lar prophesy of their scriptures, saying, have ye uever read it? By this he meant, have ve seen its meaning, or thought of its possible application to your rejejtion of the Son of man ' He would not supposo that any Jow of learning had failod to read this passage from tho 118lh Psalm; but many, then as now, read without see ing the force of what they perused. Tho Jewish loaders built, in a sense, the form of beliof accepted by their people, and held until tho present time; hut ill this structure tbev refused to give Jesus of Nazaroth a plaoo. How truo it Is, that while thoy have gono on refusing him, ho has becoiuo the great factor, tho chiof cor ner stone in all tho vital religious niovo racnts on earth. Tims God s ways arc not our ways. So he brings to naught the wisdom of the prudent, and evermore his doings arc iiarvclous in our eyes. This parable has 1 very pertinent application to mon in all limes, to us in our lime. To every people where Christ is known he presents himself as he did to tho Jews. Tliev receive or reject him just as did tho peoplo of his own tlmo. Indeed wo havo scripture warrant in saying that Christ is rejected, spurned and crucified at tho present as woll as in the time of his abode in the flesh. Wo aro every ono in tho position of tenants, occupying property, lime, talonts and opportunities that have been secured to us by anothor. God sends to each of us his claim upon the products we have secured, while occupying his posses sions. Every time we refuse or neglect to make just return, wo expose ourselves to moritod wrath. Every time wo spurn the gospel invitation, we really spnrn him who brought it, and in rejecting Christ we really manifest the same spirit as those who crucified him, and the fato they suffered may well bo a most solemn warning to as. Temperance Camp Meeting. TUESDAY EVENING. Uov. W. J. Johnson presided and Rev. E. Folsom offered prayer. The speaker was Kov. Dr. A. A. Miner of Boston, who took for his thomo, "The temperance re volution." Ho camo to the discussion of tbe subject with no thought of its being narrow; ho considered itsocond to nothinsr but religion. Tho tomporanco cause sought to effect a practical revolution In business, in social customs, in medicine, in law, in scienco and in politics. Much has al read v beon done. Many present who could re motnber tho time when every one drank and considered it little or no disgrace to bo occasionally drunk. This leads us to see that a great revolution has already been wrought in public opinion since now, no one doubts that nine tenths of the woos that afi'eot tbe human race are the result ofthetralho in strong drink. Very few homeopathic physicians who now proscribe any kind of liquors, and there has boon a great improvement among allopathic physicians in this respoet. It is dillioult to tind to-day in New England a native who believos it a decent business to sell liquor. Even those who engage in tbe traffic admit that thoro is no other busi ness so degrading to soul and body and produotive of harmful results as this. Tbe second stago of tbo revolution has also been reached, that laws must be en acted and enforced for the suppression ofi the trallic. At the present tlmo no man favors license unless "he has some end to gain, either directly or indirectly. Tbe great Gov. Andrews of Massachusetts ap peared before tbe Massachusetts legisla ture to secure a license law instead of the prohibition law then in force. For his work for Iho country during the war he may havo had only a pure motive, but on this assault on prohibition he rcccivod $15,000 from Massachusetts brewers and traffickers. Dr. Howard Crosby's experi ment of moderate drinking had proven a failure in New York, and ho ought to send a card to Boston to countoract tho almost infamous statement which he made in Tremont Temple on that subject. Mas jachnsetts had prohibition from '55 lo "07. Gov. Andrews' attempt to securo the re peal of the law was a failure, but a license law was soon enacted and tbe slate has been degenorating-ever sincn. Maine has tho best prohibitory law of Now England, yot many Maine officers havo an uowill ngnoss to execute tbo law, which a but a willingness to violate their oath and to degrade and defraud the pooplo. There is among the peoplo a growing tendency to adopt the third stage of tbo revolution constitutional amendments. Such amendment has already been secured in Kansas and Iowa. The great value of such amendment is that it makes tho basis of prohibition moro secure, legislatures can not repeal it at a singlo session. Every effort of the temperance promoters in tho past has demonstrated tho great difficulty in securing practical prohibition. Under tbo existing political parties it is exceedingly difficult to secure legislation, A' tho last Massachusetts legislature Mr. Noyes was elected speaker on the supposi tion that hu was a staunch temperance man. Tho jpinstion of prohibition came up in tbe legislature and Iho vote stood 1 10 on each side, but instoad of proving truo to bis professed principles bo betrayed bis supporters and voted for licepso. He ex pected to be a candidate for governor, and did this to secure the votes of the rum ele ment in tho party, but ho failed. We may elect a republican as a prohibitionist and he will remain a republican but will bo a prohibitionist according to circumstances. So far as political parties aro concerned patriotism" is a thing of the past. It is a good word with which to round off a period but has no practical moaning in political circles. Prohibitionists should form fa separate party and lot tho country know thoy mean business. Tho national Senate has passed a bill to appoint n commission to investigate llio liquor traffic; tho House will not concur. This House is in the con trol of the beer brewers of the country ; and this House is governed by the repub lican parry iso party which lought the war, saved the union and freod the slaves the party that had a conscience once but has lost it. Iho only practical issue be tween tbe party now is. Who shall have toe omces? (50 we must step out. It may be urged that this would leave the way open for yet more destructive lecis- lation ; if wrong must bo done let us not be parties to it. Hut if we put the repub lican party out of power they will then reform and purify themselves as tho only way to get into power. The history of the past snows ibis. Metliodists should not dofer all judgment until tho future, bu', should lot selfish nnd dishonest politicians know mat tbey will be summoned before the bar of ino people to answer for the trust given. Let no one bo elected to tho state or national legislature who will not pledge himself to practical prohibition. This may be a "one idea" party, but so at that timo was the party that put down slavery. He considered tho church and pulpit of to day, with manv notable ex ceptions, to be in criminal complicity with tho work of licenso and free rum. It is a woll known fact that before tho combined inlluence of the ohurches and clergy of tbo land, the traffic must go down. The trallic yet exists, henco the churches were not guiltless. WEDNESDAY MOI!NlNl. Rev. H. Morgan presided and Ilev. offered prayor. Hev. Dr. A. J. Gor don, Clarendon street Baptist church, was the speaker, and took for his thomo, "Con stitutional prohibition." It was tho part of practical wisdom, he said, to consider the foes we must light. Ho then spoke of me onnding, inuiaiising and barbarising effects of alcohol. Among the many fala oles popularly relieved with regard to alcohol is tho one that it is nourishing. Baron Loibig says that wo can hold on the point of 11 penknife all Iho nourishment obtained from nine gallons of Bavarian beer. Alcohol stimulates but it stimulates in the sanio way that spurs stimulate a horse. Tho real oll'oct of alcohol was simply robbery, taking something from tbo tissues ef every organ of the body with which it camo in contact. There may seem to no nil exception in the casoofheor is men men grow Healthier, but that is because, as tbe Hues fiom stoves and fur naces are sometimes shut ofi" anil soot ac cumulates, sii beer slops somo of the passages and the system tills up. It is on tbo same principle that a room will grow fuller if never swept This is simply a popular statement of a well known scien tific fact. Aiooliol makes man belo.v llio brute. This is in accordance with the Bible, which says, "Tbo ox knowcth his owner and the ass his master's crib; but Israel (loin not know." As a rule, if an animal is persuaded to take liquor aud get drunk once ho will nover touch it again. To accomplish anything men must lake advance positions. Every reform has around it tl 10 germs of cxtinot half way rclorms. An ensign once, with a fow brave followers, carried tbe Hag to a daugerons position in tho midst of the enemy. His superior shouted, " Bring back your colors." "No, no,'' said the ensign, "bring up your men." Sj we should not hail advanced reformers as fanatics, but advance to tho positions thoy occupy. Wo nocd constitutional prohibi tion In tho man first. We should begin with tho children and not wait for them to mako n doubtful choice when oldor. A friend of Coleridge thought pooplo ought not to prepossess children in favor of re ligion, but let them choose for themselves when ablo to judge. Whon this same friend reproved Coleridge for having a garden full of weeds the poet replied, "I don't want lo prepossess my garden in favor of flowers, but I let it choose for itself." Every home Bhould bo a tomper ance society, cvory public school should have its pledge and ovcry Sunday school should toach total sbstinenco. A little boy of tho doctor's Sunday school would not take brandy even though the physician told him it was the only thing that would save him. ino boy, having been taught total abstinenco in tho Sunday school, bravely refused tho cup and pulled through without it. mere are some things which we call organic and somo functional. Constitutional prohibition is organic, lcsnl enactmonts are functioned. Tho boat of tbo human heart is organic while tho cut of tho hair is functional, and the difference between tbe results of organic ami func tional promqiiion is no loss, ino man ought lo be in fellowship with a church whoso members engage in tho trallic. Men of wealth in the congregation bocome brewers and thoy demoralize tho pulpit. Tbe clergyman will bo silont on the sub- ioct of tomporanco in order that he may not offend somo, and it is a known fact that a church will riso no highor than a pulpit house, oto. A church which is underpinned with boor barrels, olthor liter ally or figuratively, is a shame nnd dis grace to tho cause, hence wo need consti tutional prohibition in tho churches. Prohibition ought to be a part of tho creed and one of the tests of membership. We also need constitution d prohibition in tbe state. This is valuable because no one legislation can reverse it. We may perhaps buy a legislature but we cannot buy a whole people. Without the consti tutional amendment our statn is no more secure lhan would be a mill owner who should nttempt to run his machinery con stantly by the obb of the tide. An ingeni ous Yankee invented a dam lhat provided continuous power from the tide, s o in stitutional amendment dams up prohibi tion for all time. Many people say a prohibitory law is of no use sineo it cannot bo enforced. Wait, they sav, until the peoplo are educated np to it. But tho first question should bn. Is It right ? No; and can it bo in forced ? God gave Muses on the table of stone a law against idolatry. The tallies were broken becuno tho law was broken. Did God say to Moses on his return, "I will wait until Israel is oduc, ted up to this law before I givo it to them ignin ?" When our legislatures seo the law broken they do just what Moses did. they repeal the enactment. But God sent Moses back to Israel itli the sanm law, and we have lieen trying ever sineu to bring up pnblie sentiment to that law. One of the very few places In tho world wboro tho rokilitni-T u 1. uhsolll'.oly enforced is rimbuotoo. Tho Malmmino dan religion prohibits the uo of spiri nous liquors. We have more gospol in New England than they have in i'imlmctno, but we have more rum also. llir revenue from liquors in 1880 was $."00,00l), but the same year Iho queen of Madagascar refus ed to tako ono cent of rovenuo from that which demoralizes and destroys her sub-j-et, wo may almost say. Who will come from Tiiubuotoo nr Madagascar us mis sionaries to Now England ? Too prospect is indeed dark; but wo should remember that tho final reward promised is not given because of success but because of faithful ness. The gallant John Ziikar, when dying, ordered his skin to bo made into a drum to be beat at the bead of the army that his soldiers might think lhat lio was still leading thorn on to victory. So, if faithful here, when our voice is hushed in death, our deeds may yot speak far the great cause. WEDNESDAY AFTKKN00N. ltev. II. I. Cushing presided and Rev. H. A. Spencer led in prayer. This service was devoted to the children. Through the untiring efforts of Bro. Cushing this meeting wag made a grand success. He had invited Sabbatli schools of every do- I nomination, had stirred np superintendents nnd pastors to bring full delegations and tho result was that tho trains were crowded, schools coming from as far distant as Montpelicr. Tho Marshtiold hand was present and discoursed sweet music. Savo llio great heat the day was all that could be desired and all went merry as a mar riage bell. Kev Cbas. W. Cushing. D. D., of Brad ford, Pa., delivered the first address. He spoke of a locomotive, how wonderful it is, yet how much moro wonderful Is a boy since he can go alono, can think, can grow, etc. Then tho bov is wonderful because he gains power and nronensitv to do a thing through practice. This was illustrated by pious practice, which in its simplest forms is exceeding difficult at nrst, but becomes mechanical and easy after long practice. Thus a boy can form habits which are binding, habits of swear ing, smoking and drinking. Tho way in which boys becomo bound in habils was illustrated by Iho way in which a spider gradually entanglos a fly. Tbo address was lull ot thought and was lntorestinc to all classes, the children paying tbo very best of attention. Kov. J. D. Beonmn, presideul of llio seminary at Montpolior, then sang to tbo audience. "Where is my wandering boy to-night?" Ilev. Dr. B. K. Pierce, editor of Zion's nerald, followed witli a scries of stories and observations. Rev. H. A. Spencer then sang, "I'm a child of the King." Mrs. Rov. A.J.Gordon then spoke ai the representative of tho woman's Chris tian temperanoo union. She commenced by saying that, "To every man his work" "Lord what will thou have mo to do?" and "Ready to do what my Lord hath," are tho llireo passages indicating the truo position of disciploship. This kind of disciplesbip was needed bv the ladies of the H . O. 1 . U. She said it seemed to her a great privilege to bo able to live in a prohibitory state where tho children do not havo to go by miles of grog shop3 on their way to school, and where they aro not exposed to every possible kind of temptation at eucry step. Yet there was temperance work to lie dime even in Vermont. A lotfer had been written to her telling of the ruin wrought in a Ver mont htuno by liquor sent from Boston. Slio look that letter lo tbo man who urnisbed the liquor, ho was an attendant upon her husband's church, nnd endeavor ed to secure tho closing of tho saloon. The most she could effoct was a promise that no more of tbo accursed stufi' should be sent to that Vermont town. One of the ureal hindrances to tempcrnnco work in Vermont was the largo amount of cider drank. Slio had formerly considered it fanaticism to give up eider and had onco refusod to sign Iho pledge because it pro-, hibited the uso of cider but, sineo sho had seen tilings as they really wore, sho had changed her wind and now saw what a hindrance lo the work she had formerly been. She now took overy opportunity to work for tho cause. When a couple came to got married Ihey woro given tho pledgo to sijn, when caronters came to repair tho houso tliev were givon the pledge to sign, whon tho butcher, baker or milkman came to tho house thoy were pleasantly asked if thoy would not like to sign tho pledge, when ladies camo to mako a call thoy wore rcquostod to givo tho weight of thoir inlluenoo to tho cause, and thus by tho exercise of tact, forbearance nnd pationce sho was enabled to accom plish much for tho cause. Could not othor minister's wives do the satuo? WEPNESOAY EVENING. Tho mooting was presided over by Rev. J. 1). Boeman and prayor was offered .by Rev. A. L. Cooper. Rev. Hugh Montgom ery, oity missionary of Norwich, Conn., was the speaker. When 15 years of ago he spent a day and a night as a clerk in a liquor saloon nnd thero saw enough to mako him a life long temperanoo man. When ho was pastor at Newbury, Vt., a half tipsy man came to him one day and sahl, very affectionately, as mon in that state nro wont to do, that be liked Mr. Montgomery because be pre.iched neither temperance nor politics. Since that time he had always preached temperance and politic" so far as connected with temper ance. Sinoe thore was no other evil which stood so prominently between God nnd the sinner as intemporance thero was no evil which should be so persistently combatlod. He thought the time would como whon all states would have the same constitutional amendments as Kansas nnd Iowa. But, until then, wo mnst execute thn laws we havo. He thon gave somo of his exporionco in gotting a verdict of guilty from an unwilling jury and claimod that the guilty could always be brought to punishment if the prosecuting officers woro roally in earnest. Already muoh has beon aecom pllshed. Every one now belioves that any man in the liquor businoss has arrived at that pitch of moral degradation whero be will not respect tho sanctity of an oath. Of the hundred of cases he had prosecuted he had never bad but one case whore the respondent refusod to perjure hiuisolf. Men are beginning to soo tbe dogradlug nature of the trafflo and to leave it to for olucrs. No ono who now has nny regard for homo or country will engage in the traffic, of Km olkil legalized dram shop iu New York city all but 2u5 are kept by foreigners. Of tho 303 kept by women only one is kept by n Yankee" woman. Americans consider tbo business disgrace ful Some thought tho evil could be remedied by having only first-class men as rutnsi I'ers. But the supervisors were limited m to their choice. He could soloct a wifu from the whole United States, a governor could bo selected from nny whetn in u wholo state, but rumsollers could b) selected only from tbe ward in which ihey resided. 'Moreover tho choice was to ho made froni tho'applicants and if tbe angel Gtbriel was summoned from heaven and given power to examine the true character of tho applicants ho would return with the report tint thev wcro all equally bid. The Old Testament taught total abstinence. Tho mother of Simpson was enjiiined to cat nothing th t came of the vino nor to drink any s'rong driuk. Tho Rechabites were commandod to abstain from that which could intoxicate. Tbe New Testament taught total absti nence and its wholo teaching was. "Touch not, lane not, handle not," howovcr much pessimistic divines might say about tho urilflnal Oivek in tho ile-u. ijiiiuii in iue wedding at Cana. Five hundred physi cians onco wroto essays on the uso of liquor as 11 medicine, whether necessary nr nut. Tho successful essay declared that out ot 300 gallons of liquor thoro wero only ten ounces of nourishment, hence thoro was no noed for physicians to proscribo liquors in case of illness. Wc should carry tbo tomporanco question into politics ami shall nover succeed until wo do. Our enemies gain the day whilo wo aro inditlerout. Wo allow them to pack tbo caucuses and control Iho nominations. This should not he. No wire pulling should he allowed by our enemies. The election should ho fair, every ono voting with bis eyes opeu. When peoplo see things as they really aro they will seo that wo might as woll license a man to sell the itch for $1000 and then prohibit men from scratching as to enact somo laws that I havo disgraced out statute books. We I should "carry tho war into Atrica" and mako every politician feel that tbo price of our support was uncompromising hostility upon his part to tbo traffic In every form. Then can wo hasten tho day when our land shall be free from the curse which now carries sixty thousand to a drunkard's gravo each year. England is setting us a good example in some re spects, 11.000 out of tho -JO.OOO clergymen of the established church aro total abstain ers and 1,000,000 members of tho same church havo already enrolled themselves among the ranks of tho teetotalers. TIIUKSDAY MORNING. Rev. P. N. Granger presided ami Rev. F. B. Phelps of East St. Johnsbury offered prayer. Gen. Neal Dow of Portland, Me., was tho speaker. Ho first spoke of the magnitude of tho evil which wo had to put down. Gladstono approvingly quoted tho London Times as saying that England sull'ered moro from intemperance than from war, pestilencoand famino combined. No moro terrible Indictment of tho traffic has iieen mado than that of John Wesley in which he said that drink drives pooplo to hell nnd that all who engage in tho traffic are men of blood. Wo deter mine tho valuo of anything by the amount of good it brings as compared with the amount of evil it produces. Everv one knows lhat this traffic produces all manner of ovil and even its upholders can point to no gooti it accomplisncs. Dr. Lyman Buccher said, "I defy any uinn to say that liquor sellers are not murderers." As Lot Morrill said in congress, liquor soiling is llio crime of all crimes. Murder is a part of Iho 'system of the traffio just as much as mo conimissarv ilepartment or the sanitary department are a part of the system of a campaign and do their part toward killing tho enemy. What consti tutes a crime? The doing of that which is ircnnsistcnt with tho general good Measured by Ibis stnndard liquor soiling is the crime of all crimes. Larceny is a onnie but wo would rattier men would steal our money than our self-respect and manhood. Grand larceny is a crime but even a rum seller would rather a man would break open his house, rifla its con tents, set it on fire so that its Haines should consume bis only son than to have that same son die a drunkard s death. Murder is a crime, yet we would rather seo our brother's throat cut from ear to ear than lo see him die of dolirium tremens. Tho trallic being so criminal wo proxse to put it down, and to put down all who stand in the way even though it bo the gentlemanly Dr. Crosby of New York. Ho then gpok'o at length of Dr. Crosby's plans, showed their utter fallacy from tho standpoint of common sense and practical use, and completely demolished the theory of Ihc gradual extinction of the Iraflij through the medium of high toned saloons. Tliur low Weed wrote a loiter to tho Tribune in which lie said that prohibition in Maine was an nlmrtion and a failure. The venerable statesman was for enco talking of what ho knew nothing about. The Maine law had been a success in the highest sense of tho word. Enacted in 1851 it had since reduced Iho amount of liquor sold nincteeii-lwcntioths. Formerly Maine was Ihe worst state in the Union for intemperance, spending tbo entire value of liioir tnxablo property for drink every twonly years. Before this law there were seven distilleries in Portland alone. Now there is not a distillery or browory in ttio wholo stale, nnd tho lifllo liquor that is sold is disposed of in tho most socrct manner. Prohibition has boon a financial success iu Maine. Formerly Iho stato was In debt, now it lias uiouoy to lend, litisl ness of every kiud, as bo hud learned by aclual investigation has largely increased since tho present law has been in force. Maine's proportion of tho nntional drink bill would bo thirteen millions, it really is only ono half a million so tbe annual saving to the slate is twelve millions direct ly and llio sanio amount indirectly, as all admil lhat llio actual cost of the liquor sold is but ono half tho rest cost to the country. In tho days of Tippecanuo and Tyler it was said that if thoy were elected every man would have roast beef and two dollars a day. That time has already come for Maine as a wbole.Truo a little liquor is still sold in the cities, but the temperance men proposo to secure a constitutional amendment and stop even lhat so that it may he a clean state. In closing ho urged the tomporanco men of Vermont to nwako to a sense of their noed nnd their power and follow In the steps of Maine, Kansas and Iowa. T11UHSDAV AtTF.KNOON. At 1 o'clock occurred tho annual moot ing of tbo association. The following officers wero elected: President, W. J. Johnson; vice presidonts, Rov. It. 1). Osgood, Lyndon. Rev. R. A. Tillotson, St. Johnsbury, Dr. L. Oilman of St. Albans, Rev. II. A. S)enccr of Montpolior nnd D. M.Camp of Newport; secretary, Goo. II. Richmond of Northliold; treasurer, C. W. Wyman of Brattloboro; oxecutivo com mittoo. Rev. J. R. Bartlott, Bane, W. L. Pearl, St. Johnsbury, (J. H. Smallcy, Lyndnnvillc, L. Gilinan, St. Albans, and W. P. Houghton, Lyndon. A finance committee was also appointed but the names are not among our notes. 1). P. Hall, Rev. E Owen and Rev. II. P. Cush ing were elected delegates to the national prohibition convention to bo held at Chicago tho last of this month. Tbe report of tbo socootary showed tho associa tion to havo 75 uiombors against 12 in 18M and IS3 in 1880. Tho treasurer's book showed tho receipts thus far to be 112 and the ox pounca only $5:1.75, leaving $53.25 in tho treasury. Some few bills wore not then paid but they hoped to leave nearly .$50 in the treasury. The association then adopted a vote of thanks to railroads, to tbo press and lo the (rood Templars' lodge of Lvndotiville for favors received The general opinion was that no one could do more for tho interests of Ilia meeting than had been done by II. E. Folsnui, superintendent of tho Passumpsio railroad He had acceded to every request in Ihc running of trains, in the granting of favors, he had entirely changed tho scats on the ground, had greatly improved the stand, and had done everything in his power to make tho meeting a success. Tho regular meeting was presided ovei by Rev. II. Lockhout, Rev. R. Morgan offering prayer. Rev. Morrit Hulburd of Burlington was iho speaker and took for his theme, "Practical work as the out come of this meeting.'' We need enthu siasm and sentiment, but these are useless unless they result in action. Ideas should bo mado concrolo We need to under stand the enemy against which we have to contend. If all the council of Pande monium were asiembled to invent a plan by which tbey could best hinder tbe pro gross of nro thev. could find "' uw uiiaptcd lo their purpose than the rum traffic. Viewed from a financial standpoint only, it is an enormous ovil. Last month wo paid $13,000,000 of our national debt, but our drink traffic for a vnar amounted to 1,400,000,000, or $1, 211,000,000 than we should annually de croaso our national debt, hence from a financial standpoint only, it dwarfs every thing else but money--ono of tho least considerations. It ruins our bodies and destroys our minds. It is not a local epi demic like tho yollow fever, but there is not a hamlet in all the land where its blast ing influence is not fell; not a family in all our vast extent of territory into whose kinship tho destroyer has not como. In tho temperanco work of to day there are two spectres which hinder our pro gress. Tho first is that of general apathy; he is tho greatest foo of the temperance J cause in tins stale. It is continually thrown in our faces lhat prohibition does not prohibit ami many aro indiflorcnt as to wuctner tun insinuation is truo or raise. Many men in this state arc willing to sacrifice for tho cause if I hoy can do it by giving all their wile's relations to tho war The second spectre is public opinion. This Is created (1) by the pulpit. If next Sunday every pulpit would preach on the subject tho people would be set to thinking and somo practical good would be the outcomo. If the Roman Catholic prlesU hood could be induced to tako a decided total abstinenco standpoint much could be accomplished. Whilo this meeting was being held there was a Roman Catholic total abstinenco convention in session at St. Paul, Minn. Wo ought to all unite in his and give tho world tho spectaclo of tho nnion of every religions body for this common end. (2) Public opinion is also moldod by tbo press. Whilo tho news papers mold public opinion mon of influence can direct iho tone of tho press and thus that of public opinion. They can also create among tho peoplo a tasto for temperance literature, and the press is always quick to meet a demand. Every paper taking tuo wrong side on tins ques tion should bo boycotted. (3) Public opinion is molded by the way in which the law is executed, henco wo should elect officers that will execute tbo law and give it character in tbo eyes of tho people. None but staunch temperanco men should be elected to office. If others atonominated they should bo bolted. The need o f such bolting was forcibly illustrated. The speaker said that ho belonged to the party ot fllartm Kntnor wno said mat uod and ono man make a majority. Ho thought it would bo a grand thing for every nominee to give in his experience and testimony on tho subject of temperance, nnd ho wonld havo been glad to make way for a Methodist class meeting if only tho grand statesman recently nominated for congress on this side the Green Monntains could be induced to givo in his testimony. Tho speaker closed by an appeal for action Till ItSDAY KVHNINil. Dr. L. Oilman of St. Albans acted as president and Rev. W. II. Hyde led in the devotions. The spsakor for tho evening was the Rov. T. P. Frost of Bradford, who took as his theme the "Hinderors" to the temperance work. (1) "The Great Objector,'' who is tho chief secretary of tne proprietary departmental the universe. Ilo will have none ot tho proprieties violated. He would havo nsotil lost rather than saved in the orthodox wav. and wonld rather havo a wholo community sutler irom tuo untuning etiects ot tbe traffic than to havo any force used in breaking up n sink of iniquity. The mistakes of the temperance workers give lum moro troublo than llio evil of intern. poranco itself. Tbo great objector is a master in tho art of lino distinctions. He don't object to certain kinds of saloons and high-toned drinking customs, but bo docs object lo all secret societies, to reform clubs, church temperance socioties, legis lation on llio subject, prosecutions of offenders, etc. He admits that somo evil is the result of the trallic, but objects to any measures moauing war iixn and extermination of the trallic, yet bo claims to lie u great " temperance man." In reality bo is a great hypocrite nnd often a secret tippler, though somotiiues only a chronic grumbler, and occasionally a sincere but deluded Christian. (2) "The High-toned Tippler." Ho sometimes controls politics and men cboor and honor bun. Ho uses wino at home and abroad wbeu tlin"dignity"ortho occa sion demands it and maintains the nations honor at n president's funeral by a drnnk en debauch, lie is nl'ien in high places anil sometimes sits ill tbe president's chair. (U) "J be Discreet Well Wisher." Ho wants every reform elKieted and glor ies over the work already dono and over tbo ways of work adopted. If ho is a pray ing man he prays for the cause or a swear ing man ho swears for it. He speaks much of the sweetness of saorifice and then lets other peoplo make all tbe sacri fices. He is always conspicuous for his ab sence during any temperance work nnd really helps tbo other sido. Sometimes he is tho editor of a political paper and can advocate licenso or prohibition as tbe party may direct. Ho bos the art of balancing himself on the tenco to perfection. Really ho is possessed of moral indirt'oronco and cowardice. (4) "Tho Ollico Seoker." He will profess almost anything to got office His desire is to got votes and so he wishes us well and lets tho rummies alono. These are giants nnd in their and our owu sight we nro but as grasshoppers, but liko Israel we are ablo lo go up and overcome tho giants and possess the land. Tho meeting was a success in every sonse of Iho word. Every speaker adver tised filling his place, tho addresses good and tho attendance much bolter than in previous years. Toniporauee camp meet ings may now bo considered a fixture and may bo expectod to grow in interest and attcudanco every yoar. Reports continue to como in of wide spread devastation by tho recent storms in northorn Ohio. A special from Wako raan says lhat tbo hail cut down tho crops and gardons. Thirty bridges were swept away In Holmes county. Oats are totally destroyed, potatoes nearly all ruined, corn greatly damaged and wholo farms on the hillside are denuded of soil as well as crops. Decaying vogetablo matter on the bottom lands has becomo offensive, pro ducing sickness. Tho barns In many f daces woro struok by lighning and lurnod. The Egyptian as n Soldier. We have received tbo following from a correspondent who has hail considerable experience in eastern wars : "A not unimportant elenent in (lie consideration of the Egyptian question is the value of Ihe Arab as fighlina material. Of tbo courage of Iho wretches who beat out tbo brains of so many Europeans caught by surprise and unarmed in the lole Alexandria riots, ono mav judge by an incident nbich took place in the course of them. "On tbe great square of Alexandria soma two hundred of these patriotic pro testors against the rule of the foreigner were engaged in bunting Europeans, when four of the attendants of tbo tribunal rushed out of their sanctuary with drawn swords, and tho whole two hundred took to precipitate flight, leaving the square empty of all but tho dead and wounded, and the four messengers of justioe. With out some firm assurance of tho support of mustuliz or hizun it is quito certain that none of the rabblo wonld ever have dared to raise a hand against a foreigner. A kourbash is quite enough for tho courage of an Eiyptian on nr. ordinary occasion, - -up hb.o.ir regiu.. J. .itiuuiYifU Ali lias given him a prestige which, like the scent of the roses, lingers lung after iho organization is shuttered. It is true that once Egyptian soldiers defeated Turk ish, but the latter wero in a much lower state of disciplino than no v, whilo the (nrmer were ruled with a rigor, of which tho following incident, related by a veteran who remembered Mehcmet Ali, will give an example: A milkwonan came to the Pasha ono day complaining that ono of his soldiers had robbed her of the milk sin was bringing into camp. The soldier was identified and denied having taken the milk. ' What did ho do with it?' asked tbo Pasha. Drank it,' was the reply. At a sign the man's head was oil' bis body, and his stomach being opened, was found full of milk. ' Go,' said the P.islia to tbe horrified milkwoniun, paying her tbo value of her milk, but if ho had not taken it your head would have paid for it.' jNcedloss to say tins Draconian rule has long since passed away, an 1 the Egyp tian soldier to-dav is perhaps the most cowardly and degraded regular in exist ence. In the Into 1'iHSii-Turkisli war thoy could not bo brought to face lire, and were kept in reserve for depot duty. Iu the Cretan insurrection of 1800 tho Viceroy's guard was sent to tbo island to aid in the subjugation of tho Christians, but on the first encounter 4,ot)t ot tlicm, attacked in an entrenched position by about 1,500 ill armed Cretans, wero driven into their intrenchmonts, their access to the water sources cut off, and ihey surrendered uncon litionally after tbo defeat of another division, which had marched to their roliel tbe total being 8,000mcn, with artillery, and considered the best troops in the Egyptian army, la a subsequent affair, under Mehemet Kilitly P.isha, when the bgyptians wero to cover ttie retreat of the main army, they broke and tied precipi tately at the first attack of tho insurgonts, and squads of them, losi in tbo complica ted byways ami broken ground of ihe pass oflirapi, throw down their arms and wero butchered without resistance by tbe Cretans. At Itho assault of the convent of Arkadi the only uso tho Egyptians could bo put to was to be put in front witli llio bayonets ot trie lurkisn regulars behind them and no alternative of safety. Thoy were thus driven into tho broach, covering tho Turks by their bodies. " This was tho testimony of ono of the Italian officers in command of them, and nothing was more common than for the Cretans to send an Egyptian prisoner away contemptuously, saying mat it was liki butchering sheep to kill ihe Egyptians They aro capable only of tho simplest evolutions, and their officers know little more about tho scienco of war than the privates. The former are fond of line uniforms and gewgawry, but Ihey actually aro Dover exercised in any movements of warfare; there is no conception of organ ization, and if a necessity arose for aclion it is not too much to say that the soldiers could not find their cartridges, their offi cers their commissariat.nor tho command ers their officers. Nothing but the most inconceivable blunders ojuld ever give them a military advantage, and the slight est menace toward a Hanking movement would put tbe entire nrmv to rout without bring a shot. A division from India land ing al Suez and marching on Cairo would see Ihc defenders of Alexandria in instant retreat, and a distribution of a few pounds would set the whole of the Bedouin tribes to plundering tho regulars. With the exception of the Copts andasmall number of the better classes ot llio inhabitants of lowor Egypt, thero is nothing to form a self governing nation; whilo anything like representative government or mili ary efficiency must bo tho result of generations of development," l'ill Mall (iuz'.tlc. A Sknsiiu.k Word Anour Nhwsi-a-l'Kits. It is a groat deal easier to say what a newspaper should no!, print th in it is to say what it should print, sineo tho legitimate field of activity includes every topic which engages tho attention ef ra tional and decent socicty.whilo tho forbid deu subjects are those against which a man who respects himself instinctively rc volts. Ti ns, ono of the first Tub's impress ed upon now comers iu well conducted newspaper offices is this : "Wbeu in doubt do not piiut." This rule presupposes that the newspaper man represents llio average sonse of decency of llio community, and that the doubt with which bo regards the matter will be snared, only in an intensi fied degree, by society at largo. Tbe same general idea is often expressed in the maxim lhat it is not whal you put into a newspaper but what you koop out of it that makes it successful. The rule and the maxim botli rest upon tho assumption that tbo personal character and experience of tho responsible journa list aro up to a certain grade. In the oar lier history of journalism the case was different. A certain brilliancy of expres sion, an excess of imaginative power; a Byronio tendency toward Bohemlanism, that intlesoribablo quality called "gonius," which is usually a mero sham these were not only qualities popularly ascribed to newspaper men but those which they ac tually possessed. Out of this atmosphere of "gonius," camo tho tradition that a newspaper man must not ue euureiy rep utable; that he must not bo too willing to pay abill; that ho must certainly got drunk upon occasion and must be at all times ready to drink ; that ho must work by fits and starts, and cultivate some pot cecon- triclty. In fact tho notion was that he must be very peculiar and irregular, and surprising, and that thoso characteristics made him very groat. This notion was utterly destroyed by tho war. At that timo tho mass of rcadors learned to do mand tho facts about current ovents, and tbo man with tho (lowing nock-tio and the long hair and rolling eye was knockod out of the printing house never to return. Tho newspaper uian of lo-day is a plain man, who lives with his family, pays his debts, goes lo chinch, keeps hiuisolf clean in body and mouth nnd spirit, and gener ally trios to boliavo himself as well as his business, to represent as nearly as he can the average intelligence nnd conscience of tbo community in wnicii no worKS, never going below thoavorage but always trying to lift it a little higher. His Imagination is the least used part of bis mental equip ment. Ilo concerns himself with lauts chiefly, nnd with such facts as concern other reputable citizens. Whilo he pictures the lifo of the time, he avoids as much as possible tho bad lifo of tho timo. Ho tries not to print what bo would not liko to road alond before refined women and innocent children. He has fun and llfcnnd sparkh , but these are decent in subject nnd pure iu their tendency. It is only when son-c half-ripe boy gels hold of tho printing press now -a days lhat it begins to turn toward scandal ami inde cency. Ignorant himself, unguidetl, and with little sonse ot responsibility, he lias just wit enough lo copy the minor weak nesses of large newspapers. Their sterling. iouu quinines are oeyond Ins compre hension, nnd so he bends his immature mind toward personal failings and moral dirt. He turns Iho press, which surpasses in power all othor social agencies for good, into a mere cider-mill of tilth; anil ho becomes for the time being a social pest. His noso becomes as sharp its a terrier's in ihe pursuit of human weak nesses and sins, and Ihe deeper he can stick il into the moral sore the happier and the prouder he is. He is a survival of the worst, and a very puny and con tcmpliplo survival, too. The public sense of decency and iho social instinct of self- preservalmn soon force hiiu to tbe w ill in ono way or another. Honest and diPent iour3.l.ii..vi,lU wiMmiwf Mb titan the Honorable prolessjon ot tin- aw mould be lielil responsible lor the disiep ulab'.e doing of a Toombs court sbys or. tt'iimiiigtun. hi , Mnrniinj Xtni'.i. Something Cui:ioi:s Hai-it.skp. A biy 10 years old pulling a heavy cart loaded with pioces of boards and structure an every day sight in all our cities'. Tirol and exhausted he halted limb r u shade tree. His feet were bruised and sore, his clothes in rags, his face pinched and looking years older thim it should. What must bo tbe thoughts of such a child as be looks out upou the world tho tine bouses, tho rich tlressos, llio lolling car riages thn happy faces of those who have never known wbat it is lo be po ir. Does il harden the heart and make it wioked, or does it bring a feeling of loneliness and wretchedness a wondering If tho rich man's heaven is not so far off from the poor man's heaven that ho will never catch 3iglit of their pinched faces. The boy lay down on llio grass, and in five minutes was sound asleep. His bare feet just touched the curbstone, and tho old hat fell from his head and rolled lo tho walk. In tbe shadow of the treo his faoaj told a story that cvory passer by oould read. It told of scanty food, of nights when the body shivered with cold, of it home without sunshine, of a young life confronted by mocking shadows. Thon something curious happened. A laboring man a queer old man with a wood saw on his arm crossed the street to rest beneath the same shade. Ho glanced at tho boy and turned away, but his look was drawn again, and now be saw the picture and read the story. He, too, was poor Ho, too, knew whal it was to shiver and hunger. Ho lip-toed along until lie could bend over iho boy, and then hc took from his pocket a piece of bread and meat tho dinner bo was lo eat if lm found work and laid it down besidetho lad Then ho walked carefully away, looking back every niouiont, but hastening out of sight as if he wantod to escape thanks. Men, women and children had seuu il all, aud what a lever it was! Tbu human heart is ever kind and generous, but sometimes ihero is need of a key to open it. A man walked down from his steps and left a half-dollar beside tho poor man's bread. A woman walked down aud left a good bat in place of tbe old one. A child came with a pair of shoes and a boy brought a coat and vest. Pedestrians halted and whispered and dropped dimes and quarters beside Ihe first silvor piece. Sjiuething curious had happened. The charity of a poor old man had unlocked the hearts of a score of people. Tneu something strange occurred. The pinched face suddenly awoke, and sprang up as if it were a crim3 lo sleep there. Ho saw the bread tho clothing tho money the score of people waiting around to seo what he would do. He know that he had slept, and hc realized lhat all those thing! had como lo him as be dreamed. Then what did ho do? Why. bo sat down ami soblied like a giievcd child. They h-ul rtad him a sti mon greater than nil the sermons of t lie churches. They bad U his heart to swelling aud jumping until il choked him. Poor, ragged and wretched, and fueling tint hu wis no moro to the world than a slick or a stone he bid awake.ied to find tb it the world re((tr.l ' f mm as a Hum m Doing worthy of aid a:i I entitled to pity. .If. iid. Painting Houses. Mr. E. E. Koxford preeutssome important facts on "Painting Houses," In tho Amcrician Airi,:tiHurisl, from which we select the following: l or country houses I would i.dviso for open, exposed places, a pale gray, or drab. There arc complaints made fnqTcntlv that drab looks cold. It cannot Iook colder tlnti white does, and there is no reason why it should look cold at all, if proper caro is taken lo have tin '.i hu ntings of the house of sonic w inn cheer fill color. I know a drab bouse with deep warm toned brown cornice and blind.-, with plenty of vines clambering up it tu f break the monotony of Iho surface bc tweeu the windows, aud il is one of the warmest looking houses I kn.iw of. It does not pain the eyes with its glare. It does nol assert ilsolf the moment you rtnch tho top of tbo hill and come within sight of it. A whilo house would draw your attention at once; and uo matter how yen miglit try to look at somothlng else, li e white blotch on the landscape would leave its impression iu your eye, and you could not help soeir.g it. This gray house seems part of tbo landscape. Its colors blend woll with the green about It. There at c no large trees around it, but there are vines, and the goneral ctl'jct in summer is cool and subdued and in winter it g.vts a sense of warmth and comfort. Why it gives a sensation of warmth at one season and of coolness at another, is ox plained by tho fact that summer is a season of high, bright colors, and tbo drab is in u lower tone of color than those prevailing in tho landscape Wintor is a season of but little color, und then drab, in contrast with the snow -covered earth becomes cheer ful, and deep-toped trimmings, which should bo seen on every house painted in drabs or grays, give a sense of warmth which tbey would not nave tn summer when all about is in bigb, decided tones. WOM VN S MlSDIllECrSD SrllENGTIl. I am sadly conscious tnat tnousands of mothers are so over-burdened that the actual demands of lifo, from day to day, consume all their time and strength. But of two evils choose the least;" and which would you call the least, an unpolished stove, or an untaught boy? Dirty win dows, or a child's confidence you have failed to gainr Cobwebs In the cornet, or a son ovor whose soul a crust has formed, so strong that you despair of melting it with your hot tears and fervent prayers? I have seen a woman absolutely Ignorant of her children's habits of thought, who never (olt that she could spare a half hour to read or talk with them, I have seen this woman spend ton minutes in ironing a sheet and there were six In tbe washing one hour In fluting the ruffles and arranging tho puffs of her little girl's " sweet white suit;" thirty minutes in polishing tins which were already bright and clean; forty minutes in frosting and decorating a cake for toa.because " compa ny " was expected. Harriet Hydra Mo rfis, in ll'omaji's Journal.