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FARMER. T. II. IIOSICIXS, 31. D., K.lltor. Uommmilcalloiu nml letten relnlliiR to Ihe olltorlal man. agement of thc paiwr fhmiM b ulcircxeri (o ttie IMItor. All others thoul.l be ailtlressetl to the Publlsher, or tlraply to tlie Farmer. lloth, however, may bc reachwl In the same lettir. IX RANDOLPH. Tho town of Randolph is situated upon tho dividing ridgo uud in tho valleys of.two braiichos of tho Whito River, in Orange County. West Randolph, whieh lies upon tho west br.iiK'h, uud iilso upon the Vermont Ccntrnl Rallroad, is tv very husy nianufacturing vil lago, neat and tlirifty in appearance. On getting oll'tho ears here tvlniost tho first thing that eatight our nttentton was ti fine short horn cow, standing for hor pieturo in front of :i photographer's. On enquiry we found that sho was tho property of Ilon. Jolui Wnite, a gentlenian residing at West Ran dolph. Sho is afainous milker, nino ycars old, roan colnr, and thongh not in high condition, weighed 1G20 pounds upon the scales that d:iy. Sho is called " Uud," and was bred hy , llenry Howditeh of Walbridgo, "got hy Monaveh 3171 out of Illooni, sho hy Cossack 1390, ho by Oold Drop 1010. ho by Rosworth 1272, ho by Creanipot 52370, ho by Weleonic 1830," (Am. Shorthorn Ilerd Rook pago281.) Judgo Waito has promised us a copy of tho photograph tnkcn, whieh from tho negative promised to bo nn unustially good one, and wo shall value it highly as an ornament to our sanclum. Randolph Villago, at which tho mootingof tho Roard was to bo hold, on the invitation f tho Randolph Farmors' CUib, lios upon the ridgo, about equi-dlsUint between West and East Randolph, (tho latter boing upon tho east branch.) This villago has a delightful location. Tliough olovated, thc land is sini ply rolling, not brokon, indeed jut right for first class Vermont farms, such as ono sees on ovcry sido. Wliat particularly nttractcd our notiee wa.s the thriving and hoalthy ap pearance of the orchards, both old and young, showing that not only does the applo hero find a congenialsoil and climate, but that tho peoplo enrc for their trees a very convine ing sign of gootl farniing. Teams wero providcd to take visitors from tho station, and on arriving at our destina tion wo wero all niado welcomo with tho unmistakablo heartiness of gonuino hospital ity to tho honios of tho citizens. After dining withCol.Moad, (ono of Verniont'sinosthon orcd soldiers, who, having scrvcd his coun try gallantly has, liko Cincinnatus, returned to his plow, displaying upon tho farm tho samo gonins and enorgy that signalized him in war.) wo were wckoniod for tho rcmain der of our stay at tho hospitablo nwnsion of .1. W. Cartor, Escj., a gentlenian well known in Vermont as a manufaeturer of first rato plows, and now retired from manufacturing, iui eimally skillful and intclligent farmer and breedor of stoek. TJjc nieetings were hold in ono of tho rooms of the Randolph normal school building, a most succossful institution under the chargo of Kdward Conant, Eso,., as principal, and having an avcrago attondaneo of somo 130 pupils, malo and fuinalo, assenibled from nearly sixty (owns. Tho attondaneo at tho nieetings of tho lioard was vi.'ry eneouraging, tho room boing conifortably lull, but it was thc gonerally cx prosfed opinion of tho citizens that if tho na turo of thoso moeting had been thoroughly undorstood, largo crowds would havo been iissoinblod, It is cortainly n fnct that oach moeting, so far, tliough at diflbrent places, has called together largcr and larger nssom blages.and hasalways ended with assuranccs onthcpartof tho peoplo of tlio vieinity that now thoir naturo was undorstood u very much larger attondaneo was ensurcd for nn other moeting in that placc. Wo feol that tho Iloard and its indefatigablo Secretary havo every rcason to bo encouraged at tho roception it inot with, and wc boliovo that tho farniers thronghout the statc, so far as thoy havo informcd themsclvcs in rcgard to it, are thoroughly in favor of its perpotuation with enlargod mcans of uscfulncss. Tho attondaneo of tho Oovcrnor at tho Randolph nicctinj:, and espeoially tho earn estness with whieh ho took part in tho pro cecding.s, leads us to beliove tliat ho fully ap preciates tho good to bo dcrived from it, and that ho will givo his inlltienco strongly and ofi'ectivoly in its favor. Other proininont mon, outsido as woll as within tho liniits of tho farming interest, aro also awake to tho impprtant uscs this Roard ean bo mado to porfonn, not only for tho ngrioulturc, but for tho manufacturitig, miniug, and othcr great interests of Vermont. Although, as at Urandon, our tirao was mostly absorbed by tho dutics of tho oecasion, wo wero enabled, through tho kindness of friends to seo somcthing of the beautiful and wcll-farnicdcountry inand around Randolph, and shall bc ablo to present to our rcadors skctches of a few " Vermont Farms" in this loeality. Wo eannot elosc without allndmg again to the very genorous hospitality ex tended by tho citizens of Randolph to tho Hoard, and all other nttcndants upon tho moeting from abroad. It was so far in ex cess of what was reasonably to bo cxpected, and so hearty withal, that wc are suijo nonc .wont itway without iuwoxalted ideirUf tho eharnfter of tho beautiful villago (lf Ran dolph, tho eulture, courtesy and refinomcnt of its citizens. Tho ladies vicd with tho men in tho interest displayed.turning out in num bers at tho moetings, and supplying beautiful lloral decorations for tho speaker's stand. Altogcthcr it was a joyful and hopoful oeca sion for thoso intcrested in thc progross of Vermont. AJIOXC TIIE IIEES. In a reeent visit to Franklin County wo mado a very briof eall upon our valued friend and correspondont, O. C. Wait, Esq., of West Georgia, Secretary of tho Vermont Hco Koepcls, Association.. Wo found him busy among his hives, of which ho has a largo number, all apparontly thriving. Mr. Wait is doing niuoh to bonefit tho publiu in dissem inating information, andstinnil.iting, both by preccpt and cxample, tho too-mueh neglected culturo of bees. Such men aro akin in spirit to him who " makcs two bladcs of grass grow whero ono grew beforo." Sueeoss to all such. A destructivo frost oecurred in this county (Orleans) on tho night of Thursday, .Iiino 2i), oxtondingalso intotho adjoining eounties of Essex and Caledonia. In many places corn and potatocs wero killed to tho ground. Tho damago wns very sorious in low situa tions, and whero therc was little circulation of air. Around Lake Memphremagog wohcar of no injury.tho inllucneo of thowater acting as a protection. A good rain on tho night of thoFourth was an immeasurablo blessing to this part of tho Stato. Tho ground was thoroughly wet down, and wo hopo that tho spcll of tho drouth is brokon. Rut tlie hay croii will bo very light. OIII-KANS COUNTY I'AIU. Wo havo receivcd from tho Secretary tho " Constitution, Rulos, ltcgulations, and I.ist of l'leiniuins of tho 5th Auuual Fair of tho Orleans CountyAgrieultural Soeicty." Thcsc aro printed in a ncatpaniphlet. ono thoiisand copies of whieh will bo circulated. Anil hero wo tuko tho opportunity of ad vising our rcailers every whero, farniers and farniors' wives, as well as others mtor csted, to begin now to prcparo somcthing for tho eoming fairs. Alueh ean bo done, by a little preparation beforo liand to increaso tho attractions and add to tho usefiilness of ourautumnal gathcrings. Thinkof it, friends, and then act. COST OF SUPEIIPIIOSPHATE IX EXG I.AM). Our attontion has been called to an error in an articlo on this subject printed a few wecks ago in thc Faiimuk. It was thero stated that the Euglisli articlo rcferred to containcd 25 per ccnt. of "solublo phosjihorio ficiW." It should havo rcad "solublo plto.i phutc." Wo wish to add that wo did not givo with so niuch definitoness as was desir ablc, in that articlo, tho rcason why super phosphatu eannot bo sold as ehcaply in this country as in England. Sulphurie aeid, tho most costly articlo used, is worth nearly twico as much hero as thcre, and labor, steam-power and machinory also cost much more. Still, with all theso allowances, wo feel satislied that suporphosphates niust bc better and chcapor beforo our farmers ean all'ord to use them tis oxtensivcly as it would otherwiso bo for their interest to do. In this eonnectioti it may bo stated that tho English superphosphntos aro suporphos phates and nothing niore, i. o., thoy eontain, wjen fpk under tA wvmi. no other fUrtll7 ing element than tho siipcrihosphnto of linic, with tho sulphato of limo (gypsuiu) prodticcd in tho proccss of manufacturo. Tlms in an English supcrphosphato eontainiug 25 per eent of solublo phosphato thero will bo a lit tle insoliiblc phosphatc, and most of the ro inainderwill bo gypsum. In this country thero is gonerally somo auimouiating mato rial added, which gives from 2 to 5 per cent of auimouia. Chemists tcll us that one great causo of thc dcfieicncy of solublo phosphato in tho American articlo is duo to difiiculties arisingoutof thoadditiou of ammouia. This boing so, it would seem that the English sys tom is tho best. Let us havo our supcrphos phato separatcly, and let tho farmer who wants an ammoniacal fertilizor purchaso that also separatcly, conibining them when desirablo, or applyingthciu without mixturo, as may scem best. AOItlCUI.TUHAIi STUUEXTS AVIIAT WII.I, TIIEY HOI Wo notieo jiaper after papor among our political cxehanges takiug np tho following statistical item and basiug sneers at agricul tural educatiou upon it: " Of tho graduating class, twcnty-nino in number, at tho Masaehusetts Agrieultural Collego, some iutond to bo lawyers, somo imnistcre, somo engineors, olevcn aro ' undo eided,' but nol one sets hinisolf down as pro posing to bo a farmer." Now wo submit, in tho first placc, that thoso facts aro quito too sinall to haso any eonclusujns upon still lcss tho eonolu sions that agrieultural collcgos aro of no valuo to tho agriculture of tho country. To bo so very eager to draw this eonclusiou as somo of our cotcmporarics aro, looks as thongh "tho wish wero fathor to tho thought." If out of half a dozen or u dozen sueh classes a considerablo miyority should regu larly cngage, at lirst, in somo otlior occupa tion than fanning, il would still bo nothing against tho usefulness of agrieultural eol lcgcs. Jlost of the young men who havo attended theso collcgcs, so far, aro not sons of farniers,- and they aro mainly poor. Thcy eannot engago in farming at onco, for thoy eannot get larnis. Thcy havo good praetical educa tions, cmhracing a knowledgo of all thc nat ural scionces, mcchauies and euglueerlng, and this opcns to them at onco a numbor of luerativo eiuployments. It is not to bo won dered at that tlicy nccepl them, and this is no proof tliat thoy have no intcutinu of eni barkiug in iigrieulture, when n propcr time occurs. In Europe, anfong like ehanccs for young mon graduating from agrieultural colleges, aro tho ovcrseorships of largo farms and landcd cstates, and wo understand that tho inajority of such graduates aro tleniandcd for theso situatious. In this country thero aro few or no similar opportunities. The railroads, and othcr great cngineering and industrial enterin-ises, do offur them opportu nities, and will at first absorb many of them. Rut most of theso will ovcntually.bring upon farms of thoir own, and will have abundant chaneos of demonstrating tho valuo of a sci eutilic and systeinatic agrieultural educatiou. As for thoso who choose tho ministry or thc praetico of mcdicino, most of thein will bo located in tho country, and will provo clli cient missionaries in just tlie places whero they will bo most iiseful. It will notbo many ycars beforo tho most of them will be tilling farms of thoir own. Whilo wo hopo that gradually tho farniers will gaineoiifideuce in tho wistlom of scnding thoir sons to agrieultural colleges. and will all'ord them, on tho old homestcads, oppor tunities for carrying out into praetico the tyuowledgo they olitniji thero, vun boaet that most of tho pupils aro ilrawn from other classes of tho population does not discourage us, or lead us to doubt that tho knowledgo aciiuired thero will, in most eases, bo redueed to praetico. Moanwhile, wo think tho ngri cultural journals ought to caution thoir rcad ors against being prejudiced or misled by tho sneers and pooh-poohing of the political press in regard to this subject. Thero is colored in dividual in that wood pile. Tho Springliold 7)6imspeaking of tho now Commissioner of Agriculture, says : '" Tho Pennsylvania friends of Frederiek Wntts, tho now eonnnissionor of agriculture. givo him a very good reputation. Ho is tho son of an oniinontlawyor atCarliso, Pa., and a graduatejof Diekiusou collego. Ho studied law, and nraetised for a whilo with marked ability and success, but somo ycars ago retir ed from tho bar, and has sinco tlovoted hini solf to agriculture. Ho is now prosidont of tho l'ennsylvania agrieultural society, and is ono of tho most seieutilie and intclligent ng rieulturists initho eountry." Wheat was onco Vormont's great crop, as it is now tliat of Minncsota. yir. Walton says : " (5ov. Chittenden on ono oecasion had soven hundred bushels of wheat on hand.not a bushol of whieh would ho soll, oven for hard eash, as ho had reserved it to supplvthe peoplo at a time of nocd; and in 1780, .tesso Weldou of St. Alhnus raised two hundred bushels of sound corn on two acres and a quarter of land. and from ono haudful of po tato balls lio raised six bushels of potatoes; they were sweet and largo, but not wiiole somo." NEWPOIIT AVEA'l'IIElt BIEMOllANDA. .irt.Y, 1871. Satunlay, 1. t'nol ) clwir. Wlnd W. Sunilny, 2. Wiirm. Wlml P. Momlny, X Verywnrm. Wlntl S. Tucgtlay, 4. Wann, ilry aiul very luty. Wliul S. Weilnenlay, 5. Wann aiul pU'uant. Wliul H..W. Ilt-avy nliower l.iit ulglit. Thur.vlay, fl. Very wann aiul lliif. Wind B. Sliowcn last nlKlit. FrMay, Warm iiihI fluo. ViA W.