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SIOSTPELIER, TT. OS in tlie Brick Block, Had of kttoU StrMt. icbuk: tl.SU if pa. ! m adviice;othtr. 93.00. afijiueut way ibJo t mill ur olinr.6 tt M. R. WHK BLOCK. Editor uid Propriety. The FiUMtN, under tit recent law at Couhtbm elrruirtM free in Wftahtnjrton Coonty. On slk paper r ant onuide WMhlnirton Oonntr. the postaire j iid by the publisher at the onV in Moatpelier. d'JNTPELER VI. WEDNESDAY. AUG. 23, 1882. Letter From Minnesota. Fkeeborn, Minn., Aug. 11, 1882. Dear Fkkeman : The busy muling of the harvester hag commenced again and all hands are now engaged once more in securing the bountiful crop of small grain which the year has allotted ui. How swiftly time flies! It seeuis but yesterday since I took op my pen to tell yo of our harvest last year, and now another season has come around. One has to stop and think twioe before he can realfee that autumn, wluter and spring hav intervenod since we were following a harvester twelve months ago. Our harvest is about two weeks behind time this year. The spring was cold, wet and backward. Summer seomod to come very reluctlantly, and, indeed, genuine hot summer weather exception now and then a day has not come at all. Our nights have been very cool, the mercury frequently dropping below 50, and the days have not been oppressively hot at any time yet. Corn growers are exceedingly dubious ovor the prospect. A larger amount of corn was planted in this section uf the country this year than usual. The partial blighting of the wheat for the throe years past had lod farmers to think they must look to some other source than wheat raising for tiieir profit in farming, and last fall being bo excessively rainy that ground could not be plowed to any great extent, and spring plowing always being productive of blight and unfavorable every way for a great orop of wheat, the farmers with ono accord, almost, conolud ed to go into corn raising. Corn for the last six years had invariably done well The demand for it had been good, while the price of pork has been such and is now that anything like a fair yield of corn would bring a good revenue; so corn was planted everywhere nnd in larger fields than ever before. The methods of farm ing were being changed to meet this new state of things, when, 1j! natnro puts hei foot down on this nice little arrangement by giving us a model soason for wheat raising but one that makes the raising of corn well nigh hopeless. Of courso it is too early to predict what the result will b in reference lo the corn crop, but nnless we have an August and September re markably adapted to this ond the coru cannot ripen. Corn, however, looks well. It has a thrifty color and the stand is good The trouble with it is it is about four weeks late. If it was only July now instead of August the outlook lor it would to grand. If we could find good roasting ears in our Gelds instead of having to look sharp to find hero and thero a silk we should be full of hope. Hut it is hard at this writing to sue bow this difficulty is to bo overcome. After all there is u gre:il deal of wheat to be cut. On tlio whole I suppose it will be much bettor for us if ono of the crops must fail that it should be the corn and not tlio wheat. The wheat crop this year is gpod, though not as good as it was five years ago, but it will com 3 nearer to it than it has come at any time before. And taking into account tho new farms and fields that havo beon opened, I presume the average of wheat in Freeborn, Waseca and Steele counties is as great this year as It was in 1877. Sjaie fields havo suffered from the rust, anil in a fow there is some blight, but on the whole tho crop is exael lcntaud the heart of tlio f.irnnr is mide glad. Tho constant improvement in uiichiu eiy has revolutionized the methods of our harvesting. It is no longer tho hurrying, back aching work that it wis a few years ago. The introduction of the reaper caused the grain cradle of the olden time to le laid away for the moth and rust to corrode, and nudo the cultivation of large fi jlth possible for a singlo farmer. But the reaper noedod to have nimble hands to follow it and pick up the grain as fait as it was reapad, musing bustlo and hurry in Uio field whore tho men worked, and eustje and hurry in the kitchen, too. whore the hungry mouths must bo filled. The harvester was an improvement on the reaper. Two men riding on the machine could bind as fast as the sickle oonld cut, and do the work of four men binding from ttiegiound. iiuttho self-binder is super soding them all. This is a marvel of ingenuity and it is interesting to see it operate. It acts liku a tbinz of life as it it thoroughly unlerstood its business and was conscientious in the performance of it. Tho sickle cuts it, the apron elevates It and then two iron arms enoirclo the bundle, passing the wire or twine around and fastening it more firmly than it could be dune by band. And then it does its work so neatly. Sjarcely a straw or head of grain can be found over tho whole field that is not noun I into a sheaf. My boy twelve years old will mount ono of these machines in tlio morning and at night leave some twclvo acres of stout grain niceiy oound and ready to bo put into the shock. These machines m tke the farmers inde pendent of hired help to a groat degroe in the most critical time of the year. For merly their caprices and whims and exorbitant demands were a source of torture to him. He must accept the sorvicos of strangers, foreigners, tramps and whoever offered thomselvos and run the risk of their getting offended or leav ing him when Im noo issuies . wurj tile gre itest. And he must lake them into his family for the time being, no matter what the moral atmosphere might be that sur founded them. Now with his self-binder he can serenely go on with his own work in his own time and way and feol that he is master or tho situation. Tha rolief in tho house is just as great. The self-binder doesn't ask tho tired housewife to spread a table boforo it throe times every day nor to prepare a lod for it every night. It is a complete thing. I don't soo as invontlon can go any father in this lino. Most too bad," as an old man remarked, "that this generation should bring everything to pei fcotion and leave nothing to bo dovisod by tho next," but it can't be helpod. w. v. I VOL. XXXIX. Sunday School Lesson Note. nr rev. j. o. SHEiir.cBN. ,?,"''; TUe PhlrlM-tl ua Saduwea Silenced The lesson of this week is only a uontin ued picture of tho craft and malice by wtucn too Jews have been all along seok ing to destroy Christ. His parables, uttered to show them their real purpose and malignant spirit, has greatly increased their rage. All faotrons and parties now seem to unite in the effort to make him say something which would either enrage the Ilomans, or give the Jewish loaders some hold upon him. as speaking against their law. Tho two parties associated in this attempt, according to Mark's account, are the Fhamsees and Hei'odians. In tho next attempt to onsnare him tho Sadduoees are also engaged. This is only an example of what men aro doing everywhere. They wranglo and dispute with each other, but when their control over their followers is threatened they unite together for the common dofeuue. The Uerodians were bated by tho Jewish rulers because they supported the rule of the Ilerods and thus tho Roman power, but they nro one in their rejection of Christ, and bonce united in plotting his death. They present thorn. selves to him in all the suavity of consuui mate hypocrites, and with their undisguised flatteries seek to entrap the Master. Their question was a political one; perhaps a question in dispute between the very par ties presenting it. " Is it lawful to ;ive tribute to Ciesar, or not: Shall wo give or shall we not give?" The question they asked may have in it a double meaning. It may mean, is it consistent with Moses' law that we should pay tribute to Cmsar, or is it morally fit ting that God's ohosen people should pay tribute in support of the pagan Roman dominion? The latter is probably the question they meant to ask. The oraft of the question lay in the fact that If Jesus said it was lawful he would bring upon himself the anger of those who had for long years sought to evade and resist Roman taxation. Several revolts had occurred in the east just on this question. If, on the other band, he should say it was unlawful, the Uerodians were ready to carry bis answer to court, and thus he would become obnoxious to the Romans. They doubtless flattered themselves that a question had at length been framed by which he would surely be entrapped. So they used all their flattery nnd simulation in order to secure their purpose more easily, as they thought. But in a moment Jesus dispelled all their hopo by answering abruptly; Why tempt ye me? Bring mo a penny that I may see it. The ooin is pro duced, (the Roman denarius, worth from 1") to 18 cts) and so upon the obvorse it has the figure of C;nsar! Whose is this im- igo and superscription? he asks. They say Crcsars. He gave them a very adroit answer. "Render C.usar the things that areCsesar's and to God the things that are God's." Some held that ho really gave no answer to their question but simply said enough to silence them. I soo no difficulty however in allowing that Jesus made them a completo answer. IIo oven gave them a broader answer than they sought, as ho usually did. The adminis tration of government was then in tho bands of tno Romans. They bare the ex penses of government. It wa9 only legiti mate for the time being tljat tribute should bo paid them Whatever Ciciar had done for them demandod return and what ever God bad done also. Tho principle is this; taxes for the support of govern ment are necessary and just. If govern ment is unjust or oppressive that is an other matter, but tho subject is indebted to the ruler, .loins passed no judgment upon tho rightfulness of tho Roman do minion; but as it was the ilcfacto govern. muQioiuie time certain trioute was duo from tho Jews who had, in souio sort, protection under it. The answer however is of so broad and general import that no advantage could be taken of it to injure the Master. The Pnarisees and Uerodians, having failed in their crafty plan, another soot.tho Sadducoes, camo to take up the work. They are represented as the materialists of their timo, who paid some conventional egard to tho forms of the Jewish religion. but wero far gone in the way of practical atheism. Tbey bring forward what they supposed to bo a difficult question, as ar rayed against the doctrine of the resurreo tion and a future life; both of which they rejected. They refer to a provision In the law, found in Deut. 29; 5 10, whereby a brother, in order to keep in tact the family name and the family posessions, is direot' etl to tane as wife the widow of a deoeased brother. The case is most likely a suppos ed one, but such a one ns might actually occur. Seven brethren, say they one after another, take the same woman to wife. In tbe resurrection whose wifo shall she he? This question like the foregoing one, though wickedly designed to injure Jesus, has been made tho moans of important toaohing ovor since. No singlo passage gives us cloaror light on tho mode of man's immortality. The question betray ed at onco the gross views of those who put it. As they did not bellove in a spirit ual nature in man thoy found no place for a spiritual idea of the resurreotion. In their notion, if there was any after life it must be life under the samo limita tions, and on the same plan as our presont life. This view Christ declares to be a mistakon one: "Ye do err," be says. The difficulty with them was, and it is a stand ing ono to day on many points, they did not know the scriptures, and thoy had no adequato conception of the powor of God. Thoy supposed that God's powor was lim ited by their powor of thought, and had not faith to bolievo that he could do what was boyond their thought. They failod to apprehend the moaning of soripture. wnioh bold that man has; a spiritual as woll as n phsical lifo. As to tho mode of tho resurrection life, Christ says that thoy shall bo as the angels which aro In hoavon. Tho scriptures give us many hints, hern amlthero, concerning angel life. We need not he in darknn. about the matter. As to the fact of a res. urrectlon, or more directly here tbe fact ot an alter life, he cites them to the lan guage God himseir uses to Moses at the bush, saying, I am the God of Ahrl.m and the God oflsaac, and the God or Jacob, and then declaj-es to them that God is not the God of the dead but of the livlnr Thus both of theso designing partios which sought the ruin of Our Ird are silenced and put to confusion and tbe old scripture again fulfillod. "Ho taketh tho wise In their own craRinoss. Personal, The four new congre jsmen from Kn are prohibitionists. Tho sermons of Mc. Spur20on ' l.n!nr translated into Russian. Tho Boston Joumxl noaiinitn r.w John D. Lin" for vice presidont in 1881. Rev.L. D. Poster of B irtonsvillo r.,.ni.. ed very acceptably to the people of Athens rasi sanoam. Gen. N. l U,ks will deliver i.h .A. Iress at tho cominz agricultural f,i- in i rociorsville. Mrs. J. Ellen Foster, Esq . of Ir.w .or uio w. u. y. v. at. St. Albans mis woek Tuesday. Rov. H. A. Crane of Syracuse universiti, uccupieu tue puipitoftlie M. E. church at . ... . . J uuuanu last Sabbath. Mr. II. W. Putnam of Benninzton has .u.aiuua towaril tho now M K courcn at JNorth Bennington. Rev E. Gerry, late of Rndolnli. h. aecepieu a call to his old ohurch at Oregon .ijr, wruguu, at a salary of $1000 a year Rev. A. A. Wrlsht' 8 Hlimmnr r . " - owuwi UI 'iieoiogy, under the name of the "Bible vision Assembly." has proved a suooess Manchester Congreeationaliats . , joicing over the gift of a new bell for their """'' Kill OI JUUfffl SHnn... f uuicago. - o- ui Rev. C. W. Cushins. 1). I)., of Rrndf,, Pa., M. E. oburoh, has been spend iug his vacation in Vermont anions his m. relatives and friends . Rov. E. P. Gilbert and wife, for eleven years missionaries in South Africa, have returned to Castleton to oducate their four daughters in the normal sohool. Twenty-five thousand people attondnd Barnum's performance at Burlington last week Wednesday. How many felt per fectly satisfied when they had returned borne ? The Boston Journal says that it Is m. ported that Rev. J. W. Osborne of Swan. sea, Mass., has offered and has accepted me presiuency oi Antioob college. Yellow Springs, Ohio. Rov. L. W. Moroy, formerly of the M. . church, Lyndon, but who wiihdmu, from the conference at its last sossion. h is accepted a call to a Cjngrogationalist churoh at Noedham, Mass. C. II , son of Rev. C. F. Morso of f,.fn. does Falls, has been engaged to toach in tho St. Johnsbury academy at a salary of $800 a year. He is a college irraduate and student in a theological seminary. iro. .). b. bpinney is reioicin? nvflr some fruit in his labars among tho North uanville Mothodists. A deep Interest is manifest nnd promising young men are devoting their lives to the sorvico of the Lord . Rev. W. J. Johnson of Waterbury has been spending a short vacation among his parishonors of Lyndon, 15 irton and Darby. Ho is looking well and is as efficient and popular as ever among the Waterbury people. People living in .southern countries liave always been noted for their activity when thoroughly nrousod. The latest manifes taiion is that of tho Rov. Mr. Green of Raleigh, N C, who baptizid 140 persons in 70 minutes. W. A. Wheaton of Montpolior has be come private secretary and business mana ger for Gustavo Sattor, the notod pianist, anu is making arrangements for an ex tended tour through Cuba and tho West Indies the coming winter. iiv,r ri i- ti... .... . v,. , l mnoy, a. Al.t lor unnv years sooond professor nt St. Johnsburv acadomy, has been appointed principal, vice H. P. Fuller, Ph. I)., who resiirnod to accept a similar pasition in tho freo insti tute of technology at Worcester, Mass. By actual count ovor fifty olorgyruea were present at the tomporanoe oamp meeting ana tney inoluded four D. D.'s ana lour presiding eldors. Those of themselves would be sufficient to m ike a rousing meeting. Tho impotm given at this meeting will be long felt. Rev. A. J. Cjultns, jr., Wesleyan Uni versity '80, at present tho popular and successful pastor of the M. E. church at Mystio Bridge, Conn., is spending his va cation with his college chum. Rev. G. F. Arms of Last Dover. He gave the people an eloquont sermon last Sabbath. universallsm in Ohio is weak, thev uaving out m churches all told, and 36 of them without pastors; and only about tnree young men on an average gradua ting at tho schools enter their ministry annually. Yet it has been operating for 57 years, has a college and a newspaper. AVB. Howe, formorly editor and oub. lisher of the St. Johnsbury Index, was quite severely hurt by being dragged by a horse at a recont picnic at Fairlee lake. Ue is now recovering and will ultimately be as woll as ever. Mr. Howe is at present working in his fathor's store at North Thotford. Rv. W. 8. Hazen of tho Northfiuld Congregational church is soon to marry Miss Laura Alaxaatn, formerly of the Montpolior Union sohool, bul later of the St. Johnsbury academy. Miss Maxbam is a Bister of the wife of Rev. L. O. Sher- burn of tho Whito River Junotion M. E. church. Rev. M. 1). Jump of Bonnington writes to the Troy Daily Times, undor date of Aug. 9:h, that the nubllohed announcements relatlvo to his being callod to tho Presbyterian church of Lsuslngburgh, N. Y., havo been made without bis knowlodgo nnd that ho knows nothing of llicir origin. MONTPELIER, VT., WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 23, How a Hoosler Br saw Ji Tower of l'isa. During a tour of several months in Europe, I arrived in tho ancient city of Pisa at eleven o'clock on a lovely sum mor night. Being of conise very eager to soe the famous leaning Tower, I re-i sotveu, as tbe moon was aiming brightly not to wait for daylight, but to visit tho Towor before letirin?. On mv asking the proprietor ol the hotel to toll tie the way to the Leaning Tower, he lwcmo greatlv excited, nnd exclaimed: "It k i , , 1 laugnerl at his fear. :ind una nun nothing was impossible to an Amcrcian bov. Ho a' ill finally come out reluctantly into tho mid- ui me u ci anil pointed gut the course l was io IHK6. Off I started, full of solf-confi lent fesr- leSSneSS of imnPtUOUS voillll. U,.fni-,. Inn. ing tbe corner. I looked hripk ft it 1 1 a-i iv t la old man still standing gazing alter me- I felt sorry for him. thinking bis fears fu my saiciy wero groundless. For a few squares the street w is wid, and tho full iig,t 0f the moon chrcrnl mo onward; but soon my way wis not ti w bo ciear. Comimr suddenly t. ih .mi ,.e wide street, I found myself bv the side an old cathedral. Tho irregular wall? covereu Willi ivy. the light of tho moon turning mrougu the ruined G.ilbio win dows, and showing ih decum! nn. mossy interior, euva the grandonr that filled me with awo. Just in uont oi tbe cathedral was tha river Ar no, a narrow stream, and the water low within ila hint. nr. .11.:...- , .. corner of tho old edifice and tip ahe bank1 ulu Arno, l present v saw the nuMi of a boat closo to the shore, and as I drew aearer, I not only found tho boat, but dis covered tbe owner tboreof lying flat on his l ne light or the moon shining on his lace gave it rather a ehastlv nnnenrne and for a moment I piused: but. with a langn at my tear-, l stepped into the boat and kickciI one oi his lest so as to awaken him. The unceremonious treatment rous ed quickly enough, and he sprang un and giarea at me nerceiy. ot being an ex- perlin the Italian language, I wont through a series of pantoraines which ho ndnrstood In mean th,l. I ,am,l hi T ' III1H IV ,.u r .:. ,Vu. " take me across the river seizing a long pole, he pushed his craft out into the sluggish stream. As wo reached the middle it occured to me that here would be a hue opportunity for my ferryman to collect whatever fare he wished. Accordingly, I courteously declin ed his invitation to enter the cabin, us I preferred standing where I could seo all around me and watch his movements. However, I had no trouble with mvsleeov i . e-. i . i , ooaiman, anu our crau soon reached tbe opposite side of the river. Alter a long, tedious tramp, I saw what appeared to be a fire a Ion 2- wav ahead of me, but shortly discovered that it was merely the light of tho moon shin ing across an open space. Pushing on rapidly, I camo to the end of the street: and to my delight, I saw directly in front of me the Grand Plaza of Pisa, with the massive Cathedral and tho Baptlstory and tbe beautiful Leaning Tower standino olose together and gloaming in tho moon light! After pausing a fow moments to oniov this first grand vision of tho Tower, I turned toward a pair of boautifu orna mentod iron gatos which altraoted my at tention. But when I went up to them and looked through, tho sight was not one calculated to add to my cheerfulness for I found mysolf facing the great Campo Santo, or burying ground of Pisa. The bright light oi tho inacro on the marblo monuments and tombs, the weird shadows of tho porches, the perfect stillness of the night, inspired mo with a strange feeling of awe. Leaving this solemn place. 1 walked over to tho grand old C itlicdr.il and tho Bapistory near the Leaning Towor. From that point tho Tower was distinctly outlined, and the sight of its eight stories and tho columns of puro whitct marble, glittering In tho mooulight, amply ropnid me for my tedious walk. Advancing to the base of the Tower, I went inside and looked ui, Tile bell ropes touched the sides near the top and hung down close to the wnll. I think that a man looking up from tho bottom of a doep well would have a vory good idea of the appearance of tho Tower as seen from tho base, esneclallv if the well . poned to ho quite oil tho pirpeiulicular. I begap to climb leisurely to thu ton. bul I could not prevent myself from ed"- ing toward tho center as I walked around on tho leaning side, It seemed to me that my weight alone would ciusc the wbolo structure to topple over. This wonderful Tower is about thirty icei in uiameier at us oasu, ami is ono hundred and forty-six feet high. If any ono of my boy ronler.s should climb the one hundred and ninety-four steps to the top without feeling inclined to hold on to the higher side and trend very lightly on tho lower sido, ho would have steadier nerves than tho "Hoosior'' boy who climed the tower that night. The stairs are worn by the tramp of mil lions of feet, for tho curiosity of neoule seince the year 1174 has lod myriads of uiem io ciiruu tuo steps oi tins rcmarkablo edifice, to reach the place whore Galileo was wont to go to study the heavens. There are in the belfry six large bolls, whiob are still used. The largost ono is said to weigh six tons, and is hung on the side opposite the overhanging will, to aid in balancing the Tower, which is twelve feet out of the perpendicular. 1 believe that it is still unsettled whether its oblique position is the result of accident or desigu. The foundation is in a low, wot place and it is claimed, shows signs of saving sunk many feot farther into the earth on one sido than tbe other. Tna ton story also leans back perceptibly from the lower side, as if built to counteract tho sinking of the foundation. After resting awhile at tho top of tlio Tower, I descended and walked over to the Baptlstory, Its magnificent bronze doors, so oelebratod as works of art, could oe seen to aavantage that night only on the side on which the moonlight fell. Close by the Baptistery stands tho sol emn, ancient Cathedral, finished in the same style of arohitecture ns the Towor. It was the swinging of tho ancient bronza chandelier In this cathedral that suggosted to Galileo the idea of the pendulum, and thus orignated the method of m.ulino! time which Is used in some clocks. l had almost decided to remain on t Im Plaza, and in the vlcinitv of threw ihron i justly oolobratod objects the Towor, tho Bantistorv. and the C&thmlml nmii ing; but I had now become vory tired, and tho desire for rost and refreshment decided me to make an effort to find my hotel. I must uuuiess mat it seemed to mo a great er task than finding the Tower. I in the situation of the Indian who could not find bis wigwam ho was not lost, but the wigwam was. I was not lost, for I knew where I was, but it was my hotel tbnt was to be found. Off I started, however, to tho mill -f llin Plaza opposite to tlfat I had entered, and here found a wido, beautiful at proceeding along it for half nn hour I camo to a bandsomo bridge over the Arno. Upon this bridge I paused to i;,k0 mv bearings, and presently descried tho diiii outlines of my old friend, tho ruined Cathe dral. Following the street along the river for a few sqnaros.and turning the cornor by the Cathedi-al.I uameonco more to l ho street on whioh stood tho hotol, which I finally roncbed In safety just at davliglut and re ceived a hearty wolcoiuo and many oon-j emulations from the old landlord. j,. ! Frctn'jtol imSt, NkMas. i The Mississippi Rircr Problem, Tho whole vallny is filled with silt least a thousand feot eoo. In nr,lir in have deposited this sitf thus all over the valley the river mnst have flowed in differ ent ages in all parts of the valley, doing "I vouuiiunuBDiurieg just wnal it is ooin to-day building up sand-bars tand mud oanas, oreaKing and rutting them again anil tossine the atoms from place to pTace dropping them nt low water, and shiftinn them in II toils, but always bringing down mom. and building tho valley uj hielmr Knur, nun carrying mo Uelta Out lanner ami lartlier to sea. If the suoolr ui u,",,:"11 iiuiua uut, tue uuii oi juexico mut inevitably become dry land, as the inn of the sea above it has done. The character of the silt whioh forms this -made ground" is an Important factor in the problem. It is chiefly mineral in its formation, and is of great specific erav- .... , iuuiu ,a i vuusiMttiiiuiu utiiuixiure of vegetable mattor. which dnuhrlma ia the cause of its exceeding fertility. B ing ;"" y iitim-ojfoneous atoms Drought in solution by tho water, and not bavins rtiu-u.tiiiiiieu luorougniy, ot loost on the .i,J arKo or where the water can fsaub it of "l?" Ts 8.of! ,ol.alj,e m.mi hioh i9 ca' piblo of resisting; tho action of water nnlv by means of gravity. It has almost no CMiiesion. and oilers no proper foundation lor any work that is of greater spocifio r:iviiy man iisoii. ll is iiseil as matorial for the mud banks called levees, which have ti'.'cn until lately the only engineer ing works on which relianco has been placed, for there is no other material there l?-a'' bu' fh? fa" It Is, soluble it is poor material for such works Those facts, thoughtfully considered present difficulties enough in the way of engineering worits, out the malndillioolty is yet untouched. This lies first In the magnitude of tho river itself, secondly in the variations in its volume, and thirdly m us variations in attitude and speed. This m:iy seem Jike a variety of difficulties instead of one, but that ono all lies in the enort to control a vast stream which oon stantly varies in volume, altitude, lateral position, nnd speed. It is evidont enough that it wopld bo a comparatively simple I hi nfT tn nnnlpnl a omnll... alnum nt a, nK ' s.lm',l. 14 na",rc' or ono '"ge -1! .. . itnat should not change irom month to month in its conditions. One can manage a puddlo, or protect himself from tho sen, but against a thing that is alternately pud die and sea it is difficult to act. The stretch of bottom land over which river rolls from St. Louis to thesoa is from twenty to two hundred milos wido, and seven httndrcd miles long. Over this fiat surfacc(for it Is almost flat, sloping gently to the soa, the river meanders, cutlinga shifting groovo in the soft mud, that is 1300 miles long. Why it does not cut for l sett a straight line, thus securing a fall of 58 1000 of a foot per milo, instead of 31-100 of a foot, which it now has, seems strange until wo stop to oonsider that it carries its own obstructions with it until thoy become too heavy to carry. Then dropping thn in its own path, it has to run around thsm. It thus forever corrects its own tondency to cut away the ground it lias made, for if it were straightened and Kept straight, as Das beon proposod by Captain Ivids, it wonld have a direot tendoncy to do this, which tondency would havo to be counteracted by other means. By tho increased slope it would acquire increased rapidity, and would carry to tho sea ns great a burden as it has at S;. Louis, it not creator. As to the variations in tho river between Mgh nnd low water, they are almost in conceivable to one who has not witnessed theui. They are as If tho Uudson rivor should once a yoar flood tho seoond floor ol the city hall in New lork city, and occasioniilly in a "flood year" flow over Mo tatrd lloor; and the problem boforo the Mississippi engineers is to bo compared with tlio question how, with such floods, serviceable piors could bo constructed on our river-iron t if there were no rock founda-lio-i less than one thousand feot deep. One is no more difficult a question than Hie other, except on tho Mississippi there are thirteen hundred miles to look after. During the (boils of last spring tlio Miss issippi river Irom Cairo to the sea 1100 milos had an averago width of not less than twenty miles, an average depth from shorn to shore ot not less than leu feet. Of I'oiirsi) much of this was slack water. , mior the luckset caused by the overflow. All this voiiuua of water w.is not flowing to the sea with the full force that comes ol a fill of 38-100 oia foot. If It had been. there would have been little use in asking to d iv w hat js to bo done for tho valley, for iheru would havo been vory little valley left. But the volume of water was there, and if it could havo escaped into the e:i us rapidly as it flowed into the vnliey from above, it would still have been ton largo to lio in its bed. The problem in brief, then, is to decide how to keep within bounds a stream that flows in varying volume over a bed of mud, without binks ilint can be called banks. David A. Curtis, in Ilnrpcr's Magazine for September. The "Makisgof a Mam." "Captain," said a small boy, as lie entered tho Fourth street station house, Williamsburg, last evening, ''can you send a policeman to guard some property to-nigbt?'' Captain Woglom looked down at the boy and raw that his eyes wore filled with tears. Ho a9kcd tho boy why ho made such a request. "Because," answered he, beginning to sob, "I was loaning against a store win dow in Broadway, and I mnst have pushed too hard, for I broke the glass. Tho store door was locked and I could not find the owner, so I came to tho station house as fast as I eouKI for fear that thieves would go in. If 1 give you thirty-fivo cents, Captain, toward paving for the glass, will yon please let me go home till to-morrow P It's all the money I've got and I live too far away to go home and oome back again to-night. I ll bring the rest down to-mor row, but please put some one to watch the place." "You're a noble little fellow," was the comment of tho Captain, ns he handed tho money bink to the boy. "lake back the money. I'll seo that tho place is watched. If you go to the owner of the store in the morning and tell him what you have just told roe, I ilon t lieltcve no will take a cent from you." I lie little leliow dried his eyos, said "Thank vou," nnd leaving bis name and address went to his homo. -V. T. Herald, I UK Meteoks. the earth Is now plunging through the skirts of the so culled August meteor stream, lwion. In its orbit, our world grazes tho edges of tho groat meteor zonos, or streams; once, nbmit tho Oth, 10th and 11th of August, nnd again about tho loth of November. This last collection was tho ono which produced tho never forgotten rain of stars in Novoiuber, 1833. Tho August stream has not, within tho historio period at least, produced suoh a scone as that; but It sometimes does givo us the spectacto ol numerous " shooting stars" streaming silently through tho sky, every fow min utes, during tho summer night. They shoot apparently from the constellation Perseus, which" rises rathor late. Those meteor streams are madoof loosely nggre gated metorio bodies, a kind of " iron stnno" generally, of various sizes, the whole reaching in a vast eclipse, or olong atcd hoop, from a point within tho earth's orbit to an outer limit beyond the orbit of Neptune and probably not less than ..tiiii),iliii).tui) miles distant. Harljvrd Times. 4$P PWX VtYK 1882. rorlmps the best apology for Mormon polygamy that has been made is one bv :i wit on a Paeitiu coast newspaper He says that at loast Die system does not throw tbe burden of supporting a hut bind upon one woman. If reports are true, the destruction of Alexandria was as righteous a judwmir-u' as that which fell upon Sodoin and liomn' -' rah. It is believed to be the ninsi nrnilL gato city in tho world It w is a not. d resort for all tho "off color" peoplo of Europe. Asia an1 Africa. A gold medal, shaped like a ahii lil. V IS recently found at Hot Soring. Arloin .., by a visitor. It w is worn almost smooth.' but thedato. 1530, nnd enough to imli. cato that it was of Spanish make, w r visible. The medal is abiut two by tin and a half inches in size. Hugh McCinn. a lul iftrimr mm ,.f Albany, has beon in the habit (il Rlnentn.r wiiii ins rigui arm under him. Tnesi u morning ho awoke and discovered that that arm was par tlvz?.!. an I rhn am-n . tells him that' it is doubtful if he ever re gains the use of it. On tho afternoon of the srlorins Knurl h a I right little live-year old. accompanied by his mother, visited Hoston Common to seo the balloon ascension. When they arrived tho "sea of upturned faces" aston ished him. ha never having seen a crowd before. The little fellow turninv tn liia mother, oxelaimed: "I thought folks died sometimes?'' "So tbey do my son". "For Heaven's sake! then, b floks did God nnk-c?" ; r x'ion Guzel'e. Not manv would feol in much Inimnr for joking, wo should t'link. after the ex- cuciueni oi catoutng a thief in one's house, yet hero is an instance to the con trary. A burglor was caught by a "en- tleman in the back drawing room, and a policeman sent for at once. "Ynn nncrht to bo grateful to me,'' said tho theif, "in stead of treating mo liko this 'cro. I only came to tell you tho front door was nnen and I was afoard you'd eet robbed." 'Excellent reasoning, nodoutit. mv frinml said tho householder : but on tha wron" premises, I fancy!'' TltOUIlLE IX TUB AoiltOVU.YOKS. I!nn. siderablo excitement has been created at Plattsburgh by the sale of liftv thousand acres in the hoartof the Adirondack region to a company of lumbor dealers. The tract oovers tho region of St. Rogis Like and the Upper Saranao, so well known and loved by anglers. Tho purchasers intend to build a track from the Ogdcnsburgh and Lake Champlain railroad to the centor of the wilderness and construct saw-mills at many ptints along the line. The great tract of splendid plno timber will be despoilod ; the clear streams choked with slabs and sawdust; the breeding places of tho trout polluted, and every quality destroyed that has given the North Woods ueir attractiveness anu lame. ThePRRSIDENT'S FLAli. Thu secretai-v of the navy has approved fio design of the flag to bo known and used in the navy as the "president's flag.'' It is fourtcon teet long by olovon wide, and Is madoof navy bluo bunting. Iu tho centre is the American coat of arms, an oaglo holdin" n its mouth a ponnant inscribed "E Dluri- bus unum," thirteen whito stars.' ronrn- senting tho thirteen original states, arran ged in a somi-oirole abovo tho coat of arms. This flag will fly from tho main mast of overv vessel used bv tho nresi. dont. The first one to bo usod for this service will fly from tho United Slates steamer Despatch, when the president leaves on that vessel lor .New York. Glass Siiisolks. A Pittsburg firm lias been granted a patent for tho manufac ture of shingles composed of glass. It U claimed for this material that it Is much more durablo, strongor, and moro imper vious to rain than slato or other substance now usod. Thelnanufiicture of tho shin. les will also 1)3 comparatively inexpen sive, and they can bo placed in position by any ordinary workman. Theso shin dies iiavu int3 auvantagj over slate m sev eral particulars. In cjnse.i'ience of their liapo they lie solid oil the roof, can be used on comparatively 11 it roofs, and they win mi ion oi persons stepping on tnem without danger of fracture a quality which slate docs not possess. Thev are inienocKeu so as to leave no interstices between them; and one rivet holds each pair of shingles, so that they cannot be forced from thoir places bv the wind or othor atmospheric disturb inccs. They aro also made so ns to have very little wasto material. It takes threo hundroi slates, each eight inches bv twelve inches. to cover what is technically known as n square of roof, ta suture measuring ten loot cither way.) but otic hundred anil fifty of these shingles will suffice for the same space. Ulass is likewise a non-con duetor of electricity, and houses with those roofs will need no lightning conductors. Although the kind of glass intended to oe used in these shiuglcs is non-transparent lass, a roof with colored border and opal escent body is said to bo very handsome. Tub Vikisos. Theso Northmen, or ikings, were not merely a far-awav peo ple with whom wo have nothing in com mon, but they really belonged to tho self same raco of men with most of ourselves. They wore, perhaps tho actual ancestors of some living Americans, and kinsfolk tothe majority. They were the same race who conquered England, and were known as Saxons; then conquered France, and wore known as Normans; and finally crossed over from Franco and conquered England gain, llioso .Norse Vikings were, like most of us, Scandinavians, and so were reallv closer to us in blood and language than was tbe groat Columbus. What were tho ways and manners of theso Vikings.' Wo must remember at the outset that their name implies nothing of royalty. They were simply the dwellers on a vil:, or bay. They were, in other words, the sea side population of tho Scan dinavian peninsula, tlio only part of Eu ropo which then sent forth a race of eca rovers. They resembled in some respects the Algerine corsairs of a later period, but unlike the Algerines, they wero con querors as well as pirates, and were ready to found settlements whorcvor thoy wont. Nor wero tho Vikings yet Christians, for from tho time when Christanity came among tbem their lifo became moro peace ful. In tho prime of their heathonism thoy were tho terror of i'.uropo. They carriod thoir forays along tho whole conti- i nent. Thoy entered overy port in England and touched at every Island on the Scottish coast- Ihoy sailed up tho Seine, and Charlemagne, the ruler of Western Europe, wopt at seeing thoir dark ships in sight of Paris. They reached tho Med. iterranean, and formed out of their own numbor tho famous Varangian guard of the lator Greek emperors, the guard which is described by Walter Scott in Count Rohcrt of J'aris. They reached Africa, which they called " Saracens' Land." ami thoro took eighty castles. All their booty thoy sont back to Norway, and this wealth included not only what they took from enemies, but what they had from tho verv courts thoy servod; for it was the practice i.u vuua,n,ii.itiM. , itudii .Hi VIIIIUIUI UlCtl, for tho Norso guard to go through tho palacos and take whatevor thoy could hold in their hands. To this day (irei k and Arabic gold coins and chains nro found in houses of tho Norwegian peasants, and may bo seen in tho museums of Christiana and Copordiagon, '. V, lliyjinson, in Uaryct s Mnga int lor September. NO- 34. I he Horse, (Concluded from 4lh pige. ind think ye not that nu would have two 1t-linct lnoi'ds differing in s't", tempera ment and lime of coming to maturity P Suppose again, otiier similar pun-, onu Irom each pair h to lie pii.:e in qui uefi liastures, suppli d with :,n nluin lanee o tin most highly nutritious grasses, thev thrive bountifully, increase in bulk, height . blekness every wav. eirly reaching their mil sizn, requiring 'nothing Io induce cx 'ion, they become inactive, hxf, Mharpir inn lat; now, bree, and continue ibiv course of livi'mont, and by-nnd-liy vol u.Miiniieii some oi the traits ami i-n:ii.ic:i:risiics oi the "Durham," till fcrswater." Suppose again, the others iro placed upon a poor, barren pasture, like unto tho Islo of Jersey or highlands wo'iann, or the pastures of Devonshire, or many pastures of liko character tint ome nnd-r your own observation, obliged to rotm far and long for a s'-aniy repi. ... i ki.i phiw, oeconie more ni liintUT, ll uter in muscle. S i go in the sam- kind r.f treatment from mm m gener-i-io'i. hy and-by you will m'-iui.-m-.- ii --native-:, whrn in fact llietr will t,t,i.n 1. 1., .i. . ..i, .. ...... u, . "11,-vnn " .r n.aaey. iims you will seo from tlii faint picture what is meant by the law of yi.r.uon, aim soino oi the causes among "" i oniieo it. Advancing step farther upon the point under consider, ation, namely, the physiology of breeding I will give you iho sentiment of C Orton before the firincrs' clu!, at New : .' pirontat intlaenee upon offspring: ho says that "the male deter mines the external character, tin l-'eni-:,l ..I'laiauue, 111 lact tue outward structun uio locomotive po wers of the offspring, the uunus, uwscies, limns, etc.: while the I'. uiuio parentchielly determines the internal iruc ures, vital organs, heart, liins glands, digestive organs and givirnr tone and character to t!io vital funetiim, 0I secretion, nutrition and growth." Now, then, I will leave this part of mv subject, and you will please go with me in the early part of May into your pasture of beautiful green to seo tbo youno- colt fl prefer this time for early colts, liko early lambs, are tho best), when tho grasses are teador, increasing in quantity, as well as containing a largo and increasing amount of saccharine juiecs.highly conducive to the mother in the flow of milk, as woll as its adaption to tike stomach and diestivi organsofthecolt. I prefer this timeaain because it gives age, and necessarily an increased firmness of constitution to inoei the inclemency of tho colder seasons I would prefer that the colt should run with its mother until five months old, therefore would be weaned the 1st of October; it gives the mother timo to recruit before the winter. Now, it may bo asked, how wou d you wean tho colt P I answer. I would shut him up in a stable, standing upon the ground on a largo amount ol litter unler his feet to protect his limbs as nine-tenths would become injured bv standing upon a floor; there I would be come familiarly acquainted with hiai. I would begin to educate him. leach bim his alphabet, some of tho fundamental principles that underlay his futtrra edne. tion, feeding rowou; nnd whon I thought ho had become very thirsty I would offer him a little wator dashed with milk, iu creasing the milk nnd lessening the water and if uut at first will very soon drink milk m any condition that the pig will eat it and relish it as well, and would "ive mm from two to four quarts par day (be lieving it mora adapted to the formation of liotio, giving size, etc.,) nnd ad ho will jat of good hay until next spring or time to go to pasture, or you may let him go in among the sltecp to get his hay in winter, and ho will do finely and generally no in jury to tho sheep; and I am certain you will have i eared a tine colt at no great ex p 'nso. I need not tell vou to pasture well. Next winter let him run in a stable Ioo3e, with enough of good hay to eat, standing and lying upon his own excrements, well strawed, and your colt has beoonie almn-t a horso. Now the education of this c i't commenced with his loss of liberty, nnd when under restraint, so in proportion is it complete, nurses diller in intelligence imposition ana ieuip,:r; tnoso who are c perls can readily gain a knowledge of t'n character of any horso they pay much at tention to by the siz position 'and inolinr of the car. llot-es with rather small tin. large ears, placed not too far apart, crec and quick in motion, indicate both bice i ing and spirit; nnd if a horse is in the frequent habit of carrying one oar forward and the other backward, especially if lie docs so on a journey, ho will generally possess spun anu en lur.ince, and ono ot the surest evidences that your horso is fatigued is, that his cars hang down ot havo no motion, except in concert with ins nony. i no stretching ol the cars in a contrary direction, shows that ho is alien live to everything passing around. Thus if a man is a good reinstnan, ho watches closely the cars of Ins horse that be mat- read bis foelings, that he may be prepared in advance of all ill or vicious moments. The eye, too, is a pretty accurate index of his toinpor; il he shows much of the white of the eye, as wo say. ho is naturally dan gerous, slyly watching for opportunities to do mischief. But ull this may bo over come, at loast nearly so If wo oomplete their education, that is, bring them under porfeet obedienco, subjection, under our control. Prof. Rarey, tho -reat horseman, astonished America, nnd then visited the lords of the old world who weloomed him as their guest, anxious to witness his al most superhuman feats with tho horse, subduing the wild and most vicious, ap proaching and handling them ns indis creetly and uncantiotuly ns regards being injured as the maid would her poodle, the child its kitten. Much wonder was made, however, how it was dono. Tho supposi tion generally was that bo administered drugs. But not so ; no drugs, no whipping. no bruisiug nor pounding. It wusouiv bv tho adjustment of straps and oords, which enabled him to orlng them under his con trol, and when he was subdued ho was al his will, no cords, no straps naked of mom alt ho appears, and perfectly com piles with ins induing, entirely within his powor; and in thus bringing him to this standpoint you can make an cllieient piece of machinery of him, just in proportiou as his intelligence will allow. That all are not equally tractable, equally gifted, just as varied as me human race in inlolligonce, in brain, in temperament. well, then, now wo havo our perfect, young, uno steoj, having consummated his education, wo make a practical piece of machinery ot htm, obedient to our wills, progressing in knowledge iust in propor tion ns wo apply him in reciting or re hearsing his rudiments, lossonsand all the incidents appertaining thoroto. But this is not all. Wo loarn from all that is around ti.s that decay loaves her Impres sion, tiiue wears out, obliterates, however well wc obey tho lawsofour bcingor study tho laws hat govern tho creation. Wo love this horse, huw symmetrical, how kind, how gracefully ho moves ; wo arc de sirous to Keep him so that ho may last as long, or nearly so, as nature designed ho should. And you begin to inquire: How shall 1 work, licw shall I drive, how shall I feed ? etc. Well, few nro tho farmers that need any caution in roferonco to driv ing, if they would but feed right; such is the fact in reference to work on tho farm, though you mil st i not expect an elegant driver while ho Is drilled nnd jaded upon tho farm. Then tho secret is in feeding and caring for, such as suitablo stabling0, grooming, iihukotlng.elc. In reforen.ee to sr.vi'.t.KS, I would have ono warm enough so that my horse would scarcely ever need a TERMS FOK ADVEll'ilSINU. F'r oue f-iuatv of i linen nr lew . i!jnrt.')ii, 4i.i ; fi.-. .it t-.4j l'ulei tli i.im-h ! It wu U lvr.i.ru)iit it to..: o. ruii:i rl i f i.t rti'te to til by ill ..HTf HU-'i ' if. For irti-. ui :,ti.. lit-.o-, j ul iMi-.iit Liuut (Ur iar!ifin.i.i f Wt typt. frjt.6 -..- rti m, 25 cia. .i..ui..Jiri;i -mJL au'i tlt"-s 1 tr tnrwi tDRt'i-tmu. Ifaeull.y i cumji-iji tiie ivit r. i , U. l . lor Nntifpgfii m'Wi '.iiHiMi,li)i: tluU, bul UO ( Uurtfr UieMiu Ml 11 i IliJ t 'KJl-'.'b'M. N'jtlci of pi-atim -mil Marria-ea :ltIi.j irntiii. I.nt pxl.lr! Otntiurr Nunc, ..f p.irtr.- will uu cL,rMls al the rate of & . truta t-r liui. blanket. I wonld prefer an earth floor, hut if wood, huve tho Halls nearly or quite level and slated to keep dry. No rack io draw hay from, but a box or mungnr of medium heigluh in which to Insert his in-.id fie-iv with tubes from above coming into opp. -lie ends for hay nnd grain. By all means have the room of gin d lieighlh, well ligbied and ventilated, windows in front of tbe st:ll if pnihlo Willi space wide enough for walk, a desirable access io the stalls whtn a horso is cast cr vi cious. 1EKDIM1. This is a quosti-m of study, yet there ue general rules, uue is regularity in f 'd.cg, another is v.iricty of food nnd (jumtiiy. But the main thing is to study your horse, for from the laws of breeding and of eliuiiiie. causing variation, great o.s-;.iaiilarity in digestion and assimilation is brought about. I have had horses dn -jremlidly on cut hy and meal, while I would not and seldom do I use tho ha .-i.tter; if my horse is thick winded I feed -mall quantity ol hay wet, with dry meal iv. up-ii it. A horse whose digestive 'rgniii nre very active and he Is of a nerv ous temperament, scours upon the road iv hui driven. I use dry meal', with hay in the rack to be used at same time if desir ed (which is invariably). Another very excellent way for me to feed many horses is to feed corn on the ear, saving toil, etc., a cheap way in every respect. oi:vi- MIXTI HE. Four bushels of corn, one of rye ami ono of oits; I mean corn without the cob (noiigh some horses do splendidly on cob m-al wet up into dough) feedsug such quantities two or three times in a day, regular in timo and quantity as needed to pei l'orm the work engaged iu. A clean n inger.is evidence of good fceung; for a trictly driving horso, as a rule, no grain for all seasons of tho year liko oats. Work oig loam should not have too ooncentmtsd food in hot weather, some shorts or oats mixed with corn meal should certainly b used for the safety of tho animal's health and then if well groome l,;hedded, rubbed blanketed when driven to perspiration there is no trouble but what he will drive well. Ihe reason why our fanners. especi ally back ;npon the bills havo so many hick winded, heavy horses is. thev hed too much hay and little or no grain, and if at all just before they start, abut hat enough to fill a forty gallon cask; hence they are burdened bv the lunes beinir crowded, unsusceptible to fill with air properly, and were is a bursting of the a r cells, thereafter Incapable of proper respi ration, out ii a norse is properly led on concentrated food and watered properly ho can be driven to his natural gait and perhaps more for hours in succession and n it injure him, if properly cared for dur- ng me time and alter the jonrney. On .- road a horse should have but a trifle of water, mor hotses ten to one are injur- I by water than any other wav. My horse when standing in the barn t would nreror that he have but three nails of water daily, and as to feed after driving. I have no hesitancy in giving him his usual feed as soon as in the stable. I am aware the cry is grain founder, but I verily believe tne cause is annxing too much culil water or becoming chilled by standing in some opening. If I feed my horse as soon as stopped driving I feed him when the stomach is dilated rather than contracted, s iving mm irom tno colic many times. as to driving; u you Dave a colt vou wish to keep lor your own driving begin with him in his infancy, keep him under uuii cjn'r.il, within yonr power: gentlv. Kindly educate him to love yon yet to fear hi. ue is a creature ol habit, he will uniform to yosr feelings, disposition. If yo.i aro a nervous man you will have a nervous horse, a a rule. If you are a care less, awkward blunderbuss, such will ho your horse to a very great extent; but if you aro straightforward, mind to yonr work, your eye will bo on your horso witching his oar, your reins up in your bands, your horse iu the road or whore you desire. Now it m.ikos but littlo differ eaci! who breaks that colt except to make hiii kind, for he is going to conform to t o habits of his !.ubseiiucnt driver, then dim t pay out large sums of money totrarrf y tir colts. Will it piy to raise colls? I say t-hcie in- a certain class of nicii that can make i iiiy butter Hun cattle, a colt can be ruscd to tkii'O years old nearly as cheap as a three year-' old steer, and ho will bring twice as much. Ssll him tbon, as a rule, and nine times out of ten it will pay b.'l'ei- tb in later What shall wn raise 'hen? Fine, active roadsters, weighing fioiu nino and a half lo eleven hundred pounds, full of muscle, not struggle for the 14 gait and less, but good square ;! 1-2 to i 1-2 minute horses, or ten to twelve mills an hour and for several hours in suceosion if need b , good stylo and cour age, and the market is always good fi r such horses if you wish to sell, if not, a luxury In yourself as well us advuiita goous. Thi n raise dtaft horses to certain extent, twelve hundred or mole, ami the breed yon may ask: a hilt blool Clyds dale makes a good horse or Norman. Iu tlio west they are lining largely with them. The full bload sires weigh from sixteen to twenty hundred pounds, the half bloods from twenty'six lo thirty -'.wo to pair. What for thedriving horse? I sigh for the Morgan, tho Vermont Mor gan whose fame was beraldod the world ovor; that pluck, style, action, short, quick gait made him admired. Many ot yoa remember when the Black Hawk, tbe Green Mountain were so prided over; when mil & Hall would so majestically lead around the track of our fair ground those noble sires with long strings of their progeny. How our admiration was filled; we knew and felt we had better horses than all the world beside. But what has beoonie of them? Shrewd men vio knew their value, with their money has excited our avarice and we parted with them. Many went west, 'nd their nrogenv wo are now importing back to Vermont to meet ns well we can our demands. A sad mistake in parting with those noble borne. for love or money. If we had had such men as Campbell, Hammond, Townshend, .ueaa, aucKuoy. iMuora, Uonediot. Hull. Ramsay. Cushing, Bridge. Fuller. Hall and others who sacredly hold to the rem nant of their flock the standard of tbe world, and whose sons have organized into the Vermont Merino sheep breeders' association, to perpetuate the blood of that noble sheep, which after being brought from the old country andcarefullv bred, sons and daughtors returned to thoir native land, as it were, to Hamburgh for exhibition and there amid all the rivalry and prejudice, recoived the first premium. I say if we had had such men to have saved a remnant even of that noble strain of horses in its purity we. as agriculturists. could well aflord to havo built them lasting monument in memory of tho de serving deed, as well as to those who savod tho Vormont sheep, who so fully desorve it and their sons in perpotuation thereof. Wo havo n few worthy horses, and may wo so carefully breed that tlio timo will come when the beautiful trio can bo heralded tho wide world over nn- brokon Vermont for fino sheep, horses and women. Because it has been said that " the klan prophet" will join Arab! Bey, lots of poo- pic suppwsu v uonor is going to emlgrato . Fond wifo "How strange! Everv uuiu 1 cier comes uonio irom toe lodge he comes to bod with his hat on. But I surf, pose it is sonii moro of those MtsaulV: doings."